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For The Year Ending December 31, 1907, ol The
Condition and Affairs of The
Citizens Building & Loan Company^
Incorporated 1907, Commenced Business May
Ist, 1907. Home Office Planters
Building, Rocky Mount, N. C. Made
to Insurance Commissioner,
Raleigh, N. C., as Requir
ed by Law.
President —J. C. Braswell, Rocky Mount, N. C.
Secretary—W. S. Wilkinson, Rocky Mount, N. C.
Treasurer —W. S. Wilkinson, Rocky Mount, N. C.
Attorneys—J. B. Ramsey, J. P. Bunn, Rocky Mount, N. C.
Directors—J. C. Braswell, Rocky Mount, N. C.
T. L. Worsley, Rocky Mount, N. C.
E. Epstein, Rocky Mount, N. C.
B. B. Williford, Rocky Mount, N. C.
G. G. Levy, Rocky Mount, N. C.
44 T. C. Gorham, Rocky Mount, N. C.
Dr. M. R. Braswell, Rocky Mount, N. C.
" R. S. Gorham, Rocky Mount, N. C.
4 4 E. J. Gordon, Rocky Mount, N. C.
44 C. L. Gay, Rocky Mount, N. C.
44 G. S. Edwards, Rocky Mount, N. C.
44 Dr. L. C. Covington, Rocky Mount, N. G. .. .
Loans and Mortgages (face value), $10,100.00
Cash in bank, 516.95
Furniture and Fixtures, 138.85
Due Shareholders, installments paid, $5,755.00
Borrowed money, 3,000.00
Balance to be paid on loans made, 2,000.00
Amount of authorized shares, 10,000
Par value of each share, 100.00
Number shares subscribed during year, 975
Number shares cancelled and withdrawn during year, 57
Number shares in force at of year, 918
Number shareholders, white, , , AQO
Installment on shares due and unpaid,. $1,589.00
Instalments paid, ' $5,971.00
Interest received, 245.00
Transfer fees, 2.50
Release fees, 16.25
Money borrowed, 3,000.Q0-
Loans on Mortgages, white, $8,100.00
Paid on Withdrawals, dues, 216.00
Advertising and Printing, . 14.50
Supplies, furniture and fixtures, 138.85
License, . 4.00
Total 4 $8,717.80
STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA—County of Nash.
J. C. Braswell, President, W. S. Wilkinson, Secretary, of the
Citizens Building & Loan Co., a Building and Loan J Association of
Rocky Mount, State of North Carolina, being duly sworn, each for
himself deposes and says that they are the above-described officers
of the said Association, and that on the 31st day of December last
all the above-described assets were the absolute property of the
said Association, free and clear from any liens or claims thereon
except as above stated; and that the foregoing statement, with
the schedule and explanations therein contained, assumed or re
ferred to, are a full and correct exhibit of all the assets, liabilities,
income and disbursements, and of the condition and affairs of the
said Association on the said 31st day of December last, and for
the year ending on that date, according to the best of their infor
mation, knowledge and belief, respectively.
J. C. BRASWELL, President.
W. S. WILKINSON, Sec'y & Treas.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 14th day of March, A; P.
C. W. COGHILL,
My commission expires May 18th, 1909.
STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA,
RALEIGH MAR. 16, 1908.
I, James R. Young,[lnsurance Commissioner, do hereby certify
that the above is a true and correct abstract of the statement of
the Citizens Building & Loan Company, of Rocky Mount, N. C.,
filed with this Department, showing the condition of said Company
on the 31st, day of December* 1907.
Witness my hand and official seal the day and date above
written. " .
Jas. R. Young
The Rocky Mount Record, Thursday, April 30, 1908
i A freshman who had entered one of
the large universities and was not
much accustomed to the ways either
of institutions of learning or of cities
j was returning late one evening from a
lecture. When near his lodgings he was
| halted by two masked men, who "held
him up" in true metropolitan style.
One of thg men leveled the convention
i a! revolver at the young man, while
the other relieved him of his watch,
pocketbook and other valuables. He
| made no mention of the matter to any
' body at the time, but a few days later
he reported it to the president of the
"It wasn't a great deal," he said,
j "but it was more than I like to lose,
, and I think it's an outrage to treat a
boy that way."
"Why didn't you tell me of this soon
er?" asked the president.
"I supposed they would BPlng the
things back to me next morning," he
answered. "It was a couple of sopho
mores hazing me, wasn't it?"— Youth's
"1 suppose," said the watchmaker,
"you do not know that watches, like
human beings, sometimes don't 'go' for
the very good reason that they are
tired. Sometimes a watch Is brought
to me which is all right. Nothing about
It is out of order, and It Is fatfty clean.
When it becomes sulky and refuses to
go except by fits and starts the best
thing to do is to lay it aside and give it
ft rest. The mechanism in a 'tired*
watch seem* to be in perfect condition,
but It wont work. The fact is that
long and faithful service
It slightly out ot adjustment
ten different places. Scraping and
cleaning and readjusting a fine watch
Is the worst thing that could be done
to It. A month's rest will Instead cause
the works slowly to readjust them
selves, and at the end of that time
after careful oiling the watch will go
as cheerfully as ever."—Washington
BUr Oam« Birds.
The capercailzie, or "black game bird
of Norway,* Is one of the largest spe
cies of game birds in the world, being
Tery hardy and frequently attaining m
weight exceeding fifteen pounds, but
when the birds are young they are
easy prey of« hawks. The birds are
what are known as "rangers'* for the
reason that while in quest of food
they cover a wide expanse of territory.
During periods of heavy snowfall they
burrow into the snow and remain until
the storm subsides before venturing
out again. Their food in winter con
sists chiefly of birch buds, and In sum
mer they catch mice and other small
animals. They are rated as members
of the grouse family and In habits are
much like the partridge.—Forest and
Pattl's First Audience.
Adelina Patti onfce follow
ing acccwut-of her flr« WWfPcfeT At
six years of age I was a prima donna
of the nursery. When I had been put
to bed on my return home with my
father and mother from the opera I
used to make sure that they and the
rest of the family were asleep, and
then I would hop out from beneath the
counterpane and fancy myself a great
cantatrice, bowing before the plaudits
of a huge audience. I admit my audi
ence was a little apathetic, but, after
all, that is not to be wondered at, for
they were only a row of dolls which I
had ranged on chairs before me.
On a famous rifle range there was 1
an important .team match one day, j
and the men were firing in pairs, one '
for each team, side by side. The best
shot on the home team was given to
aiming so long that bets were made on
whether or not he had gone to sleep at
the firing point. Presently he with
drew his head from the stock of his
rifle, lowered the barrel and asked his
opponent in a low voice:
"Did I fire or did you ?"—Forest and
Work and Fatigue.
.What fatigues the motive power is
getting to work. Once the mind is fas
cinated and the field of consciousness
restricted to a single object the brain
works without exhausting itself. Let
us apply ourselves for a good time to
whatever we do and have several hours
of sustained labor. By quitting the
task to dream, to smoke a cigarette or
to watch a fly one becomes exhausted, j
Might Have 3lade a Killing.
A physician took it into his head to
go rabbit shooting. About 4 o'clock In
the afternoon he returned, tired out
and empty handed, telling his wife that
he hadn't killed a thing. Thereupon
she remarked: "I told you so. If you
had stayed at home and attended to
your legitimate business you might
have been more successful."—Chicago
WAYS OF THE TOAD.
Some of the Oddities of This Peculiar
It is remarkable that the toad, lov
ing water as it does, should wander
away from watery regions to dry
ground,, where it can never see a drop
of water except at rain time and leave
its water rights to the undisputed pos
session of its ranal neighbor the frog.
, How the toad loves water must be
known to every garden lover. When
; ever there is a shower the creature
leaves its cool retreat under the piazza
or shed and stands as far as its fore
legs will let it, erect in the r-Jfc, ap
parently enjoying to the utmost the
Whenever they are near the water
at breeding time they deposit long,
slimy strings of eggs, and the young
toad has to go through the tadpole
stage in common with his brother frog.
But when they are wholly excluded by
distance from the water they seem to
. have the power of being viviparous,
or bringing forth their young alive.
In the water fertilization is effected
In the same manner as in fishes, but
the method In the land life career is
not known. About all that is known
Is, that confined toads are found with
little toads, no larger than house flies,
about them after a and In walled
gardens and places far removed from
water little toads, no larger than peas,
wandering around on their own re
sources and which could never have
been tadpoles, are within common ex
The Lassie Who Was the Original of
The original of "Highland Mary"
was Mary Campbell, a highland lassie
who was a servant at Castle Mont
gomery, with whom Burns became ac
quainted during his residence at Moss
giel. To her be addressed the lines,
"WIH ye go to the Indies, my Ma*y?"
and many others. In a note to one of
his poems on Mary, Burns says: "After
a pretty long time of the most ardent
reciprocal feeling we met by appoint
ment on the second Sunday ef May
In a sequestered spot by the banks of
the Ayr, where we spent a day In tak
ing a farewell before she should em
bark for the west highlands to arrange
matters among her friends for our pro
jected change of life. At the close of
the autumn following she crossed the
sea to meet me at Greenock, where
she had scarce landed when she was
seized with a malignant fever, which
hurried my dear girl tc her grave be
fore I could even hear of her illness."
The love which Burns felt for Mary
Campbell appears toi have been deeper
than any he ever felt before or after.
Years later,"when he was married and
had a family, her memory Inspired the
pathetic lines '"To Mary In Heaven,"
which breathe the soul of tender mel
* The Earth's In sides.
Is the earth made upvjf three con
centric spheres ? A physician says that
such is the case. The solid nucleus he
supposes to be between 3,000 and 7,000
miles in diameter, and this is surround
ed by a liquid substratum, outside of
which is the crust, variouslyS. estimat
ed at 70 to 200 miles in thickness.
More than two centuries ago a similar
theory, including the slow rotation of
the inner solid sphere on a different
axis from that of the entire globe, was
held by Dr. Edmund Halley to account
for the changes in the earth's magnet
ism. The axis of the nucleus was
thought to have been originally that of
the entire globe, and to the change of
its course was attributed the deluge.
The earth's internal heat, it is now
pointed out, may be accounted for by
the friction of the different rotating
Historic Xew York.
New York city has more points of
historical interest than any other city
on the continent, there being scores of
them, extending from Fort Amster
dam, where the new custom house
stands, at the Battery, on the south,
to Fort George, Fort Washington and
the Van Cortlandt manor house on the
The larynx of man is twice the size
on an average of the same organ in
woman, although tills disproportion I?
equalized by the fact that woman uses
her larynx a little more than twice as
much as man.
"I have here a neat and pretty little
letter opener." began the agent.
"So have I at home," said the busi
ness man sadly. "I'm married."
A big cut or a little cut, smail
scratches or bruises or big ones are
healed quickly by DeWitt's Carbolized
Witch Hazel Salve. It is especially
good for piles. Get. DeWitt's. Sold by
May & Gorham.
You naturally would prefer t yourself at home, for any form of female '
trouble, wouldn't you? Well, it J doge. No reason why you should not
be able to relieve or cure your ng, flfs thousands of other women have •
done, by proper use of the Cardul e Treatment. Begin by taking
Wine f Cardui
the well-known female Fo uie at all drug stores^
Joe Moorhead, of Archibald* I. T„ vrites; My wife"£ad suffered for ywi from female troubles On
yeur advice. I gave her the Cardul Home Treatm int and nwr she hardjy suffers at aIL" Sold by druggists.
WRITE US A LETTER
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DeWitt's Little Early Risers, tfc j
famous little pills. Sold by May &
Noses of Great Men.
Prominent noses seem to have bee:.*
the property of many great men. Ly
! curgus and Solon had noses six iiiche ;
in length, and Ovid was surname;]
Naso on account of his targe hose.
Scipio Nasica derived his name troi i
his prominent olfactory organ, an i
Alexander the Great and Cardinal*
Wolsey and Richelieu all had large
noses. On the medals of Cyrus an.l
Artaxerxes their noses came clear o;:t
to the rim of the coin. Washington s
was the true aquiline type, indicative
of firmness and patience, as was thj
nose of Julius Caesar. Mohammed ha J
a singular nose. It was so curved that
a writer has told us that the point of it
seemed continually striving to insert
itself between his lips. The noses of
Franklin, Shakespeare and Dr. John
son all had wide nostrils, betokening
strength and love of thought. The nose
of Napoleon was exquisitely though
firmly chiseled. He often said, "Give
me a man with plenty of nose!" Fred
erick the Great had so large a nose
that Lavater offered to wager that
k blindfolded he could tell It among 10,-
000 by merely taking It between his
thumb and forefinger.
The Ply That Unwed For Mendelssohn
The following story la told of the
mnslc of the overture to M A Midsum
mer Night's Dream:" While Mendels
sohn was deep in the making of thin
same fine overture he went riding one
day with a friend. In order, after
awhile, to rest their horses the two
boon companions dismounted and
stretched themselves out under the
shade of a great tree. Suddenly the;-*
came an excited "Hush!** from the
"great composer, who half arose very
cautiously. A large fly was buzzing
over them, and Mendelssohn was an?c
ions to catch the true sound of the ir
sect's hum as It gradually drifted far
ther away. Many days later when the
overture had been completed the artJs;
called his friend's attention to th.:l
passage.in progression where the v! >
loncello modulates In the chord of t!i
seventh of the descending scale froiii
B minor to F sharp minor. "There,
thafs the fly that buzzed past us at
Schonhausen," said Mendelssohn.
Crnshlnir n Critic,
School superintendents in New York
among their many duties are expected
to report on the personality of the
teachers in their district. It is not al
ways easy to get "a line" on that qual
ity of a teacher, so many are lenient in
the work. One of the superintendents,
however, is never satisfied until he has
made the test for orderliness by asking
the teacher to open his or her desk.
One day he found oue of his fair sub
ordinates with things in great confu
sion. She was evidently violating
' heaven's first law.
"*My dear," said lie to the blushing
delinquent, "I don't believe you would
make a good housekeeper."
The desk closed with a bang. There
was fire in her eye as she calmly re
"Oh! Are you looking for a house
keeper?"— New York Press.
Falling? Into Hole In Air.
One of the strange experiences of a
balloonist is that of falling into "a hole
in the air," which Mr. Itolker reports
as follows: "So you continue sailing,
enjoying the present with little thought
of the startling surprises that may be
before you. Ahead of you, unseen, may
be what the balloonist calls a 'hole i"!
the air,' resembling the vortex of ;t
maelstrom, and down this you may lit
erally fall at a rate wliifch is terrifylll*3
until by sacrificing two or three !:a^ r
fuls of sand at once your pilot chec':
your downward flight. But these 'holes*
are scarce, and as a rule the atmos
phere Is of uniform carrying power."—
w'lien DogH Were Cooks.
"There was a time," said the anti
quarian, "when dogs did our roasting
for us—at least they kept the meat
turning so it would not burn. 'Spi-t
dogs' they were called, and we call
their descendants 'spitz' to this day.
Spit dogs were trained to turn the
spits on which roasted chickens, beef,
ducks and turkeys. The little fellows
did their work well. They were never
known to let a fowl burn or to snatch
a mouthful or two from it. As late as
1816 spit dogs were employed in the
old Philadelphia inns on Second and
To have perfect health we must have
perfect digestion, and it is very im- 1
portant not to permit of any deiay the j 1
moment the stomach feels out of order. '
Take something at once that you know j
will prornnfl unfailingly assist diges- ! (
tion. YM nothing better than) 1
Kodol f J ; psia, indigestion, sour :
stomach, . gof gas and nervous
headache .» lis a natural diges
tant, an digest what you eat.
Soldjby M orham.
Suffering and Dcllers Saved.
E. S. Loper, of Marilla. M. Y., says:
"I am a carpenter and have hsd manv
severe cuts healed by Bucklen's Arnica
Salve. It; las saved me suffering and
dollars. It is by far the best healing
salve'l have ever found." Heals burns
sores, ulcers, fever sores, eczema unci
piles.2sc at Griffin's drug store.
Dr. Louis R. Gorham
RocKy Mount, N. C.
Office in Brewer Building
Corner Main Street and Western Ave.
Civil Engineer and Surveyor
Office in Planters Bank
ROCKY MOUNT. N. C.
F. J. THORPE, MD.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
ROCKY MOUNT, N. C.
Office in Thorpe Building, West Main
JACOB BATTLE R. A. P. COOLEY
Rocky Mt. N. C. - Nashville. N. C
BATTLE & COOLEY,
Counselors aud A ttorneys-At- Law
J)R. C. F. SMITHSON
ROOKY MOUNT, N. C.
Dental Parlors in Hyman- Philips *B)dg.
F. A. Woodard W. L. TH«r»
COUNSELORS AND ATTORNEYS
ROCKY MOUNT, N. C.
Dr. IR. S. Cutchin,
WhitaKersJ N. C.
Effective April 3rd, 1908
For parties of ten (10) or more
traveling together on one ticket
two (2) cents per mile per capita;
minimum per capita fare fifteen
(15) cents. These rates are open
to the public and apply between
any point on the Atlantic Coast
* W, J. Craig, P. T. M.
T? C. White, G. P. A.
• Wilmington, N. C.
Between Points in North
The Norfolk & Southern Rwy.
have authorized party rate of two
(2) cents per mile, per capita for
parties of ten or more people
traveling on one ticket between
points on the line of the Norfolk
& Southern Rwy. within the state
of North Carolina.
400 Bushels ot
W. E. FENNER.
Rocky Mount, N. C.
Notice of Dissolution.
Notice is hereby given" that the firm
trading as Redmond & Philips in the
city of Rocky Mount, N. C., has been
dissolved, and that I have sold my in
terest to Mr. T. K. Redmond, who as
sumes all obligations and who is author
ized to collect all money due said firm.
J. W. Philips.
April 4, 1908.
Dental Parlor over Kyser's Drug Store