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TJtLE HJSNJDEKSON GOLD LE AF THURSDAY, MAY 12, 1910.
STATEMENT Masonic Mutual Life Associa tion, WASHINGTON, D. C. Condition December 31st, 1900, as Shown by Statement Filed. ,.! '!lft ,f previous vear..fl .",. H77. 70 n.m I'oli'-v-hoMern... 77,400.07 .): HDO HO. MiHCfllan- . t",; Total r,476.86 .,' ' ,', ". ; 1 . r utii atcH written or re ". ..... .iurintr j-wir Number -,-: mount 705,000.00 ,.. Ci-rt'.ti-nt-H in force I ,,'..:,.! ::l-f. I'M)'.) NuuiIht ; 1 I Amount 2,78,575.00 .7,, ,. ,,(,;,! 'ifiuhfr :jlnt, , -Ni.nil'-r i: Amount 0,000.00 , . -,. urr-l .luring th? yir r 2": Amount SO.OOO.OO , ",,.,-..) .Jurit.sr the year ns ,. V Amount S3.000.00 , ,;ii.J Iii-cemlH-r .'Jlnt, "(.'!.. -miiU-r Amount 3,000.00 . , ,,l)-rt'i) during the 12,405.40 Assets. ,-. . . Kritate I 21,000.01 ! , .L- Loan.- on U-al KHtate 510.850.00 ;" - .-:ir.-! 1..V p''Ke Of i. . . f.-kJ aii'l other f-ol- 5,000 00 ..... .-.i;r, I I'olieien 24,240.10 i, , rt Tru.-it oinpaiiiert '':..'; ! ii'ten-Ht 240 07 , iat ion k Office 1,037.50 I, . .,. j::n,kH not on in- ' 12,430.17 I,. iTi I'.int.H ilue anl mr- 1,HS.S0 5.131.10 i4, f.-iati- 4?-"''2-7.? fur,::' ; an.l Fixtures 1,703.03 ... .i tually rollwteil ...,, 1,1.1,1 i, Subordinate I', ,r, i, or v-t tur:.'-'l over to .',;.,;,.. i:.;.sy om.oh I,.., I 211, 800.89 i,ot ii.lmitted 1,703.03 , t ,! .Mott.-.l A-.-tH ?210,180.90 Liabilities. , . h !:i 'in- 'I1!'- n ii'l unpaid.... S.M0.00 .,.',:o'a.-. Money 10,230.21 ) . .. :,t :i! .'-r i-ent. Ameri- ','.', ;. r.-itioi: 150,854.00 .,- ,; l.i .l.il.ti.-.- $173,084.21 Husiness in North Carolina in 1909. 1',. :,.!;' I .-i tili'-ates in fori-e l)e- ,,m(..-r ". 1 ct . I !i0s Nunilier ;.M Amoiiiit 1450,500 00 I;,.;,, tit 1 iftitii-nii-H written or ,-,v.. 't in I'.mi'.i Number 45, Aio,T,t 50,000.00 !.-!,.-!it t i i t ilii atfH tlerrenHHil or i:i 1 110O Numl.fr 45: Amom.! 40,000.00 Itft.i-tit 11 1 itii ;iti-H in force I)e- ,-..n'..-r -'ilM, 1 000 Number Ul; Amount 400.500.00 lliiitn- ii n;:iil Il.-i-emlier 3lnt, I 'in---N urn ber None: Amount Not, iv I " i r : 1 1 1 1 im ii rri-i 1 during the ypnr - NniiiU-r :.: Amount, $.i,00O ( laiin- i ; 1 1 ! during the year Vim!.' -r '!: Amount f 3,000 Tot 1 1 amount premiums or nH-M--m. tits rolli'i te.l or HPfureil il.inim tlie v $ 12,405.40 ri.M.i.-nt. (';i;n. cmsoN S.. r. t ,i v. WILLIAM MONTGOMERY. II .mi- otlii-,., Wn.sliinnton, I). V. Attoitifv for Kerviee, I iiHiirunii; t'omiH noii -r Ka eii h , N.I '. I'i.sii.i-.-. Manager or Organizer for North I ar. liii i, II nine I )fflre. ST Ti: OF OKTH CAU0LINA, 1 KAM K DkPAKTME.NT, Italeih, May 5th, 11)10, j I. . latins It Yountr, Inmirance Coiumis Moni r ilo hereby certify that, the above is a true an. I correct abstract of thestateuient of tlie M i-oiiie Mutual Life Annotation, a Fra ternal Onler. of Washinton, D.C.. filed with tin- l. part ment, showing tlie condition of xai. I in, ,.- on the 31st day of December, 1 '.MI'.I Witness my hand and official seal, the day im. I il.it.- aliove written. JAMES It. YOUNG, Insurance Commissioner. H r-BSt'fl Succeed when everything else faHs. In nervous prostration and female weaknesses they are the supreme remedy, as thousands have testified.' FOR KIDNEY, LIVER AND STOMACH TROUBLE it is the best medicine ever sold over a druggist's counter. Certificate of Dissolution. STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA, IMm-ahtmknt ok State. KKTIFICATE OF DISSOLUTION. 1'.. Ai i. to Whom Tiiksk Pkksents May ol K GltKKTI.Mi: Win itt: vs. It appears to my satisfaction, l.v .inly ant licnt icated record of the jiroceed-ui-- for tin- voluntary dissolution thereof by 'lie unanimous consent of nil the stockhold ers ,lep,,sit,.. j my office, that the Middle laifii Lumber Company, a corporation of 'Ins Mate, whose principal office is situate at .. . Street, in the town of Middleburp;, ' !1!I:' V "' '1""v- State of North Carolina, (I' 'i Miirees being the afrent therein and in cliai-ee t hereof, u poii whom process may lie mh,..!i has complied with the requirements "I 1 I. ij t. r l'I . Revisul of 1005. entitled 'Cor porations." preliminary to the issuing of this n:;i. -ate (,f Dissolution: " I in kkkiihk. I,. I. Isryan Grimes, Sec '' irv oi State of the State of North Caro lina, do hereby certifv that the said corpora 'I' !. n tlie :ird day of May. 1010, file in in." ottti , M duly executed and attested con s' at hi writing to the dissolution of said cor l'"iat!oii. executed by all the stockholders 1 a re..!, which said consent and the record of Hi.- proceeding aforesaid are now on Hie in mv ..ah! ottice as provided by law. ,s 1i"stimony Whekkok. I have hereto set ' I and and affixed mv official seal, at Kal 'his :,d diiv of Mav. A. D., 1S10. J. BRYAN GRIMES, Secretary of State. Pity Barber Shop Mutrell & Page, Proprietors An Easy Shave ! A "Slick" Hair Cut! Is vv hat you get every time you patronize ' .ns shop. We are experienced Barbers, and krn.. every customer our very best service. "'P newly furnished throughout. Chairs ! '.mistered iii leater clean, cool, sanitary IV Molicit your patronag. MURRELL & - PAGE. We Ask You to take Cardui, for your f emak troubles, because ve are sure it vill help you. Remember that 1 lis great female remedy has brought relief to thousands of ether sick women, so vhy not to you ? For headache, backache, periodical pains, female veak ss, many have said It Is "the best medicine to take." Try It 1 Sold in This City P3 stopped in 20 minutes sure with Dr. Shoop"s Croup Remedy. One test will surely prove. ess aui..,ij vnming, no dis- vsluk syrup aoc. Druggists. rs 12JU STATEMENT Appomattox Benefit Sodetu, PETERSBURG, Va. Condition December 31st, 1909, as Shown by Statement Filed. Amount of X.t fedger AitHeU Decern ber a 1st of previous year 1,261.28 Income From Policy. holders... 13.080.3 DiBbnrnement To Policy-holder, $0,119.74: Miscellane ous, $tt.407.1G: Total 12.5H0.&0 BusineHH in forwat beinniDtr of year Number of Polices, 1908 W ri t ten d u ri n tt yea r N u in ber of Polices, 1179 IininesB in force Decern ber 31t, 1909 N umber of Polices; 2251 Assets. Cash in Home Office and depos ited in Bauka $ 1,7."4.70 Assessments .actually collected ' and held by .Subordinate Bodies, not yet turned over to Supreme Body 1,200.00 Office rurnrture and Fixtures... 500 00 7otal: 3,454.76 Less Assets not admitted 500.00 Total admitted assets $ 2,954.76 Liabilities. Losses Adjusted and unpaid $ 500.00 Total Liabilities f 500.00 Sick and Accident Fund, 1,247.K8. Expenses f 500.88 f 1,754.76 Business in North Carolina In 1909. Polices or certifieates in force Decern ler 3 1 st of previous year Numlier 11. Policies or certificates written or revived in 1909 Number 230. Policies or certificates decreased or ceased in 1 909 N'u ruber 120 Policies or certificates in foriy Deoemlier 31st, 1909 Number 115. Losses and claims incurred dur ing year Number 14: Amount 187.09. Losses and claims paid during the vear Num ber 13: Amount 108.83. Losses and claims un paid December 31st, end of year Number 1; Amount 18.80. Total amount premiums or as sessments collected or secured during the year ? 537.78 Pesident. JAMK3 V. SSWABf). Secretary, DR. It. A. (JAMBLK. Home Office, 0 West Tabb St., Petersburg, General Agent for service, Insurance Com missioner, Raleigh, N. C. Business Manatrer or Oreanizer for North Carolina, Local. STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA, I.VSt'RANCE DEPARTMENT, Raleigh., May 5th, 1910. I, James R. Young, Insurance Commission er, do hereby certify that the above is a true and correct abstract of the statement of the Appomattox Benefit Society, a Fraternal Order, of Petersburg, Va., filed with this De partment, showing the condition of said Company on theSlstday of December, 1909. Witness my hand and official seal, the day and date above written JAMES R. YOUNG, Insurance Commissioner. STATEMENT Order J. R. GiddinQS and Jol- lilee Union, NORFOLK, Va. Condition December 31st, 1909, as Shown by Statement Filed. Amount of ledger assets Decem ber 31st of previous year f 2.740.75 Income From Policy-holders... 18,618.65 Disbursements to policy-holders, $12,975.00. Miscellaneous, $ 1,593.95. Total $ 14,568.95 Benefit certificates in force De cember 31st, 1909 Number 5024. Benefit certificates written or re vived during year Number 652. Benefit certificates in force De ber31st. 1909 Number 5548 Claims mi paid December 31st, 1908 Number 14; Amount.... i.uzo.uu Claims incurred during the year Number 104: Amount 10,375.00 Claims unpaid December 31st, 1909 Number 16; Amount.... 1,200.00 Assets. Deposited in Trust Companies and Banks on interest Cash in Association's Office Deposited in Banks not on in terest 3,500 49.70 500 00 Total $ 4,049.70 Liabilities. Death claims due and unpaid 12,975.00 Salaries, rents, etc 1,593.95 Total Liabilities f 14,568.95 Business in North Carolina in 1909. Benefit Certificates in force De cember 31st, 1908 Number 574. Benefit Certificates written or revived in 190.. Number 116 Benefit Certificates decreased or ceased in 190.. Number 140.. Benefit Certificates in force De cember 31, 190.. Number 000 Claims unpaid December 31st, 1908 Number 1; Amount f 75.00 Claims inccurred during the year Number 15; Amount 1.500.00 Claims unpaid December 31st, 1909 Number None: Amount None. President, SALLIE L. BONNEY. Secretary. ADALINE M. WARD. Home Office, Avenue A., Huntersville, Nor folk, Va. Attorney for service, Insurance Commis sioner, Raleigh, N. C. Business Manager or Organizer for North Carolina, Home Office. STATE OF NORTH CAROLIN ROLINA, PMENT, I 5th. 1910, J Insurance Department Raleiirh. May 5th I, James R. Young, Insurance Commis sioner, do hereby certify that the a bove is a true and correct abstract of thestatement of the Order J. R. Giddings and Jolhfee Lnion, a Fraternal Order. of Norfolk, Vs., filed with this Department, showing the condition of said Orderonthe31stdayof uecemoer. ivvv. Witness my hand and official seal, the day and date above written JAMES B. YOUNG, Insurance Commissioner FRANCIS A. MACON. DENTAL SURGEON. Office in Young Block. Office hours: 9 a. m. to 1 p. n., 3 to 6 p. m. .ll'0,Ujll VI. , . V w. Estimates furnished when desired. No charge tor examination. Old Clothes Made New Bj tbe Henderssn Pressing Club. Don't throw away your old clothes think ing you have worn them out until you Bee me for 1 can clean and press tnem to iook like new so you can wear them as long as vou want to and then sell them for a good price. Cleaning properly done is good for clothes but one who has had no experience und does not understand his business will ruin your clothes before you know it. One should know how to do this work before opening a shop. I served an an apprentice four years before I opened business ana l have been doing CLEANING, PRESSING AND DYEING paventeen yeara and I know how to do it. You can get all kinds of clean ing and dyeing done here Osgood as you can get it done in any city. 1 served my trade in Washington. D. C., and I know how to do city work. 1 guarantee every job to be sat isfactory or no par, I make everything in this line a specialty, such as ladies' skirt, shirt waists, coat suits, gloves, &c, gentle men s hats, (felt and .Panama) and suits. Yrkn npel not trrmhle vnnraelf tnMma t rt bpa me, stay at home and phone 360 B and I will call and take out any work you wish to have done and deliver same promptly at time promised. Thankful for past patronage I respectfully solicit the further favors of the good people who wish wort in my line. J. R. PRATT, Proprietor. Next door to Dorsey'm Drug Store. PHONt 360-B. WHICH FARMEJAR This farmer tele phoned and stayed at home. The modern pro gressive farmer no longer drives to market without first telephoning and learning the prevail- ing prices. The telephone saves these unnecessary trips saves wear and tear on stock and equip ment By connecting with our system the farmer can talk from his home to distant points. Under our plan service can be secured at low cost For information write to our nearest Manager, or address Farmers Line Department HOME TELEPHONE & TELEGRAPH CO. Henderson, N. C SEABOARD AIR LINE RAILWAY Telephone No. 236. Schedule Effective January 3, 1910. TRAINS LEAVE HENDERSON AS FOLLOWS: No. 9310:53 P. M. "THE FLAMINGO" from New York and Washington, for Columbia, Savannah, Jacksonville and all Florida points. Pullman Sleeping ('urs, Dining Cars and Day Coaches. "THE YEAR ROUND LIMITED" from New York, Washington, Norfolk and Portsmouth. For Atlanta. Birmingham, Memphis and points West, Jacksonville and Florida points, Charlotte connects at Hamlet for Wil mington. Pullman Sleepers to Atlanta, Memphis, Charlotce, Jack sonville and Tampa Also Dining Cars and Day Coaches. "THE SEABOARD MAIL" from Atlanta, Birmingham and Charlotte, for Portsmouth and Norfolk with Day Coaches and Parlor Car. Con nects at Portsmouth with Steamer for Washington, Baltimore. New York, Boston and Providence. "THE FLORIDA FAST MAIL" from Jacksonville and Columbia, con nects at Hamlet from Wilmington. For Richmond, Washington and New Y'ork. Pullman Sleepers, Day Coaches and Dining Cars. Connects at Richmond with C. &. O.for Cincinnati and points West; at Washing ton with Pennsylvania R. R. and B. & 0. for Pittsburg and points West. "THE SEABOARD MAIL" from Portsmouth and Norfolk, for Atlan ta, Charlotte, Wilmington, Birmingham, Memphis and points West Connects at Raleigh with N. & S. for Wilson and Washington, and R. & S. for Fayetteville. Also at Hamlet with local train for Wilmington. Parlor Car and Dav Coaches. "THE FLORIDA FAST MAIL" fromNew York and Washington. For Atlanta, Birmingham, Memphis and points West, Jacskonviile and all Florida points. Pullman Sleepers to Atlanta, Birmingham and Jack sonville. Dining Car to Hamlet. Arrive Atlanta 7:00 A. M. "THE YEAR ROUND LIMITED" from Jacksonville and Columbia, arriving Richmond 4:30 P. M. Washington, 7:40 A. M. New York 2:00 P. M. Pullman Sleepers, Day Coaches and Dining Cars. "THE FLAMINGO" from Atlanta and Jacksonville, for Portsmouth and Norfolk arriving 1:80 A. M.Richmond, 7:10 A.M. Washington and New York. Pullman Sleepers to Portsmouth, Washington and New York. Coaches to Washington and Dining Car to New York. "Shoo Fly" from Norlina for Raleigh. "Shoo Fly" from Raleigh fer Norlina. No. 812:24 A. M. No. 381:00 P. M. No. 001:28 P. M. No. 41-2:23 P. M. No. 434:38 P. M No. 8412:30 A. M. No. 923:29 A. M. No. 29 8:32 A.M. No. 30-6:37 P. M. SCHEDULE OF TRAINS OPERATING BETWEEN HENDERSON AND DURHAM AND HENDERSON AND OXFORD. Trains leave Henderson for Durham 7:00 A. M. 2:35 P. M. Trains arrive at Henderson from Durham 12:25 A. M. 9:00 P. M. Trains Leave Henderson for Oxford 8:50 A. M. 2:35 P. M. 6:40 P. M. Trains arrive at Henderson from Oxford 8:25 A. M. 12:25 P. M. 6:40 P. M For rates, Time Tables, Pullman Reservation and any inform atiotion consult any Sea board Air Line Railway Ticket Agent, telephone derson. N. 0. C. B. RYAN, General Passenger Agent, Portsmouth, Va, Rw.W.JONES V4 A orn V J Whiskey made from the ripe ears of golden corn Is rich and fruity not coarse like Scotch and Rye. It is the purest and best of all whiskies. Q Our famous corn whiskies, are guaranteed. delicious p. o. B., Clarkaville, V. i i- Gallon of Whiskey and )ug Gallons of Whiskey and jug , $1.65 . 3.30 . 5.00 . 6.60 . 7.50 . 1.10 Galloot of WhLkcy and jug Gallons of Whisk and jug 4M Gallon of Whiskey and jug H Gallon of Whisnry anj jig . J All good shipped by express in plain packages the day order is received. This is an unvarying rule of our house. CJ Remit P. O. or express money oider or registered letter. Complete price-list upon request. CLARKSVILLE WHISKEY HOUSE, Clarksville, Virginia it is worth the G0RB1TT Jill ' . -.. ajj. "''rj I A HENDERSON, N. C. VLrtrl For Indigestion. m W UA Relieves soar stomach, palpitation of the heart Digests what you eat. apJOM em u seq oqj. Thi$ farmer vent to market. or address, J. T.ELMORE, JR., Agent, Hen H. S. LEARD, Division Passenger Agent, Raleigh, N. C. hiskey They are absolutely pure, mellow, ai nd 100 Proof. 1 Gallon of Whiskey and jug . 2 Gallons of Whiskey and jug 3 Gallons of Whiskey and jug 4 Gallons of Whiskey and jug I Gallon 4 yean old Whiskey 1 Gallon 8 years old WHskey 4 Quarts 10 years old Whiskey M Gallon of Whiskey and jug . .$2.15 . 4.30 . 6.50 . 8.60 . 2.50 . 3.00 : f:g BUGGY money investd I aY.pfc t C Sweet to Etf LCIAVI3 O ACutfybvdLiutfe Ltutfrc, E LECTRIC BITTERS THE BEST FOB BILIOUSNESS AXD KIDNEYS. WKmimmmmmm- w M. J T 1tV I f Great Exposition Being P aimed for Southland Resources of the Appalachian Moun tain Region to Be Displayed to World. A great exposition, to exploit the resources of the Appalachian moun tain region, Included in the states of Alabama, Georgia, North and South Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Vir ginia and West Virginia, will be held in Knoxville, Tenn., Sept 12 to Oct 12, next The movement has been organized purely in the interest of letting the outside world know what is Included in these mountains. The possibilities for developing untold wealth are seemingly unlimited. It Is with a view to attracting the at tention of the people of these Appa lachian states, as well as of 4hr? en tire nation, to these opportunities and possibilities that this exposition is to be held. In addition to the commer cial and industrial sides, however, there will be many amusement fea tures, and the historic grandeur of the Appalachian territory will be told in panoramas, tableaux, spectaculars and by other means that will prove highly interesting and entertaining. The whole plan will be to arouse a new interest in the Appalachian ter ritory, and bring the people of the Appalachian states closer together. That the exposition will be a success is already assured, and more than 300,000 visitors are expected during the four weeks it continues. Horses, Mules and Cattle Are Raised Appalachian Mountain Region Affords Abundant Opportunities. The Appalachian region Is unex celled in America as a home for breed, ing establishments. The winters nre not too rigorous and summer's heat is tempered by breezes wafted from mountain ranges and foothills into the fertile valleys lying between. Cattle from this region are shipped to Balti more and exported, commanding high est prices in European centers. The Tennessee mule is second to none, not even the Missouri or Kentucky mule. Not so large as the Missouri animal, the Tennessee product combines all the good qualities of the would-be rivals and excels them m durability, stamina and as a beast of burden for all-around general purposes. Mountain ranges in profusion make the Appalachian the ideal section for sheep raising a most profitable and much neglected industry. While Kentucky is the home of the thoroughbred, and justly proud of aer reputation, the pacing steed marvels of the grand circuit are the evolu tion of the old "side-wheeler' pacers used by devout circuit riders before the civil war in going from church to church in the mountains and valleys of the Appalachian country. The "Patch" and "Gentry" families of noted racers are the perfected de scendants of those ambling mountain limbers, and there's nothing lacking but the investment of capital by ex perienced men in various lines of stock raising to make this the Mecca of animal industry, now but in its in fancy. Farmers at last are beginning to see their opportunities and are taking up the breeding of thoroughbred stock. It costs but little more, and the returns are invitingly larger. In nearly every county seat during the fall race meet ings and fairs are held, and large at tendance attests the growing of the interest. - A more inviting region for the breeder of the thoroughbred and the standard-bred horse is not to be found, while, agriculturally, the fertile val leys are a veritable paradise. The possibilities of this region, not only as adapted to stock raising, agricul ture and mining, but to all other pro posed avenues of industry, will be fully set out at the Appalachian Ex position, to be held in Knoxville, Tenn., September 12 to October 12, next. This will be the greatest expo Eition the south has ever known. Rich In Mineral Wealth That Awaits Developing. Valuable Coal, Iron, Marble, Zinc, Lead and Other Resources Will Be Exhibited in Appalachian Exposition. One of the richest regions in the en tire country is the Appalachian chain of mountains, in which vast deposits of coal, iron, lead, zinc, gold, silver and other minerals of value are to be found. The fruits of these mountains will be displayed to advantage at the Appalachian Exposition, to be held in Knoxville, Tenn., September 12 to Oc tober 12, next. The minerals exhibit will be housed in an appropriate build ing, and it will be one of the prides of the exposition to give the world at large a glimpse of what is to be found in this region, which includes part of eight southern states. It will be but another lesson to men of the north and east and west, as to the great natural wealth of the south. This display should be seen. Preserving Pencil Marks. If the paper on which there la black lead pencil writing la brushed over with a thin coating of white of egg, or varnish, the pencil marks will be pre served from liability to defacement Died at Age of 105 Years. Fayetteville Observer. Shepherd Wright, colored, possibly the oldest inhabitant of Cumberland county, died Wednesday night at his home in the lower part of the countyr near the Bladen county line, aged 105 years. Before the war he belonged to Miss Sallie "Wright, then a promi nent woman of that eection of the county. He is survived by four chil dren, all now very old, one of whom, Shepherd Wright, Jr., aged 77 years, was in Fayetteville a few days ago. The deceased was a most estimable negro and his death not only re moves a landmark, but a good man from the community in which he re sided. Attorney for the Defense "Have you read about this case In the pa pers?" "No, sir; I can't read." "All right. Accepted by the de fense." Life. An International Incident A HOLIDAY celebration that will long be remembered in the American navy is the "Santa Claus dinner" given In the wardroom of one of Uncle Sam's gunboats of the Venezuelan coast The plan had been to have the afTair on Christmas night, but as the vessel was then at sea the event was post poned until New Year's. It was on this occasion that an Italian battle ship comniaiKler, with warlike inten tions toward the United States and til their lnhabitauts, was beguiled into peaceful thoughts ' by gtl American punch, which the American officers dealt out to Uim in such quantities that he finally said he would like to settle in the western hemisphere. It happened that the Italian's man-of-war and the Yankee gunboat arriv ed In southern waters at about the same time. There was the usual inter change of courtesies. Then occurred the Incident that aroused the Italian captain's ire. A South American news paper printed a cartoon representing him as being blown out of the water by the United States gunboat. In this, of course, there was no sense what ever, as Italy and this country were on the friendliest terms, but the for eign skipper, being both excitable and suspicious, took the matter to heart The Americans heard that he even ac cused them of inspiring the cartoon and that he had complained to his home government. New Year's day came due while the gossip was at its height For weeks the wardroom officers of the gunboat had been making preparations for a grand feast. They decided at the last minute to invite the Italian and his staff as guests of honor. A refusal, of course, was out of the question, but when the guests arrived their attitude was cold and distant, es pecially that of the captain, who look ed as though he expected to be thrown into irons. It was said afterward that he had ordered his vessel to be ready for immediate action in case of treach ery. At any rate, he sat down at din ner without a smile for his hosts, and for awhile things looked gloomy. Gradually, however, the younger offi cers of the gunboat succeeded in forc- DBINKDJG HEALTHS TO THE STARS AND STBIPES. Ing the visitors to partake of the punch, and with each glass the suspicious cap tain grew less suspicious. In an hour he was affable. In another hour he was affectionate. By the time the real celebration began, while the coffee was being served, he had forgotten the car toon and was drinking healths to the stars and stripes every thirty seconds. When the ceremonies, which had been carefully arranged, had been in prog ress a few minutes he was proposing a Joint expedition by his and the gun boat's crews against the Venezuelan capital. Even if the incident of the Italian's conversion had been lacking the dinner would have been an affair to be remem bered. The first part of the closing cel ebration was the appearance of a Christmas tree, which of course should have been called a New Year's tree. It was a big tree, too, one that anybody might have envied, and the tars had made a trip ten miles inland to get It on the previous day. As it was borne into the wardroom it reached up into the dome-like window at the top. For this window, forming a sort of tower space to the wardroom, naval men have a technical name, but no landlub ber could hope to get it right, so let it be called simply a window. The tree went all the way up, and from every branch there bung gifts for the merry diners. Just as the New Year's tree was fas tened into its place on tbe center of ihs table there appeared through the high window a real Santa Clans, with beard and furs and red coat of approved cut. Down the chimney-like opening he crawled, finally leaping upon the ta ble with such force that half a dozen glasses went crashing to the floor. Amid the appaluse of the now hilari ous party he proceeded to award the presents, calling each name in a grufT voice from beneath his white whiskers. When he came to the Italian captain he addressed him as "Your most pow erful excellency Signor Captain by which high sounding appellation the signor captain was so flattered that he bowed until his forehead bumped Into what was left of a saucer of Ice cream New York Times. More Small Farms The Need. Lumberton Robesonian. The prosperity of our country de pends not upon the wealth, large holdings, of a few of the citizens, but upon general distribution. It were far better for us if, instead of one man owning ten thousand acres of land, it should be divided among ten men, and better still to have it di vided among: one hundred, for ten live men, with one hundred acres each, will produce more than one live man with a thousand acres can. Be sides, tbe ten men will add to the general volume of business, in barter, exchange, etc., of which goes to make for general prosperity. It is surpassing strange that in this modern, progressive age, some merchants still try to do business on the old, played-out, provincial, ante bellum style and neglect to advertise. "Advertising makes the goods go." Rockingham Post. Delightfully Entertained. SOCIAL FUNCTIONS INCIDENT TO CONVENTION WEEK. Receptions, Luncheons, and Teas Given Complimentary to North Carolina Federa tion of Women's Clubs. Contributed. Women's Club3 of Henderson Bold Charming Reception at Home of Mrs. R. J. Corbitt. The Women Club of Henderson charmingly entertained the Federation oi Women s Hubs of .North larohna at the elegant home of Mr. and Mrs. It. J. Corbitt on Tuesday evening, May the tbird. Mr. Corbitt met the guests at tbe front steps and presented them to Mrs. W. H. addiu and Miss Julia Cooper and were ereeted at the front door by the presi dents of the clnbs of Henderson, Mrs. S. 1. Cooper, Mrs. C. M. Cooper, Miss Isirdie Watson and Mies Mabel Harris. In the receiving line in the parlor were Mrs.i R. J. Corbitt. Mrs. Kugene Reilly, Mrs. Alice Fields. Mrs. Jas. A. Dilggs, Mrs. It. R. Cotton, Mrs. F. H. Harris, Mrs. Sol Weil. Mrs. K. C. Duncan. Mrs. J. T. Alderman. Mina Adelaide Fries, Mrs. V . O. Rogers, Miss Gertrude Weil, Mrs. I). Y. Cooper. Mrs. E. R. Michaux, Mrs. F.L.Stevens, Mrs. A. A. Hicks, Mrs. T. M. Tittman and Mrs. R. M. Andrews who invited the guests from the parlor and Mrs. Andrew Harris and Mrs. T. R. Manning received them at the dining room door and invited them into the dining room which was beautiful in the decorations of pink carnations, smilax and the table with a handsome lace cover. Here ice cream and cake, mints and almonds were served. Receiving in this room were Mrs. Alex Cheek, Mrs. Asa Tarham. Mrs. P. n. Thomas. Mrs. D. Y. Cooper, Jr.. Mrs. E. F. Fenner, Misses Kate Gary. Claudia Hunter, Magdaline Land is and Acmes Harris. Mrs. .. T Peace and Mrs. J. H. Tucker invited the ladies and gentlemen into the library where the officers of the local clubs re ceived. Mesdames J. H. Bndgers. J. C. Kittrell, Geo. A. Rose, Henry Terry, Misses Mary Perry, Irene Retts, Amy Butler, and Virginia Robards. The registration book, leautifully hand painted in long leaf pine and gold and tied with the colors, bine and white. was in charge of Mrs. A. C. Zollicoffer and Mrs. W. I). Horner. Misses Lnla Page and Ethel Plummer received in the back hall. On the front porch were two punch bowls decorated in grapes and smilax and filled with delicious fruit punch. These were pre sided over by Misses Jessie Harris and Susie Gilliam and Genevieve Cooper and Rbecca Watkins. The reception lasted from ten until twelve and hundreds called to meet the beautiful and handsomely gowned wo mn of North Carolina and Henderson. Delightful Reception'by Mrs. D. Y. Cooper, Complimentary to Mrs. Eugene Reilly. Mrs. D. Y. Cooper gave a delightful reception on Wednesday afternoon. May 4th, to Mrs. Eugene Reilly. o resident of the North Carolina Federation of Wo men's Clubs. Mr. D. Y. Cooper greeted ' the 'guests on entering and they were presented to Mesdames J. I. Miller, J. II. Tucker, Alex Cooper, D. Y. Cooper, Jr., Miss Genevieve Cooper, Miss Woodruff of Rahway, N. J., Miss Gertrude Weil of Coldsboro, Rev. and Mrs. I. W. Hughes. Mrs. S. P. Cooper escorted them to the parlor and introduced them to Mrs. I) Y. Cooper, Mrs. Eugene Reilly, Mrs. R. R. Cotton. Mrs. Sol Weil of Goldsboro, Mrs. W. H. S. Burgwyn, Rev. Thomas Chavasse of England. From this room Midses Amy Butler ana .lulia Cooper invited the guests Into the dining room elaborately decorated in roses and carnations. Here a de- licous salad course was served after which cream and, cakes and mints were enjoyed. Reciving here were Mesdames J. D Rose, Geo. A. Rose, T. H. Chavasse, A. C. Zollicoffer, Willie Faucette and Misses Mary Perry, Nannie Landis, Florence and Mary Butler. The house was thrown open to the nundred8 oi callers and presented a beau tiful scene being profusely decorated witn carnations and smilax and bril liantly lighted. Master David Jackson Cooper and little Miss Catherine Miller received the cards on the front porch. Whitmel Blount Chapter, Daugh ters American Revolution, En tertains at Croatan Club. On Thursday afternoon at six o'clock the Whitmel Blount Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, entertained the North Carolina Federation of Wo men's Clubs at a delightful reception at the Croatan Club. The Club rooms were beautifully deco rated in palms, ferns and many cut flowers. The dining room was es pecially noticeable with many electric lights shedding a soft glow on the table handsome in lace cover, the centerpiece being a large brass basket filled with red and white carnations and brass candle sticks. Delicious ice cream and cake and mints were served in this room. As the many guests arrived they were met at the bead of the steps by Misses Genevieve and Jnlia Cooper, Rebecca Watkins and Harriette Woodruff of Rah way, N. J. Miss Claudia Hunter led tbem to the cloak room and from there they were invited into the West parlor by Mrs. S. K. Rowland where the punch bowl was stationed in one corner and presided over by Mrs. J. P. Taylor and Mrs. D. Y. Cooper, Jr. Also in this room were Mrs. Henry Perry and Mrs. 8. P. Cooper. From here they were ushered into the East parlor where receiving were Mrs. W. O. Shannon, Mrs. Eugene Reilly, Mrs. Fanny Ramsom Williams, Mrs. C. M. Cooper, Mrs. A. C. Zollicoffer, Mrs. F. It. Harris, mm. Geo A. Rose. Mrs. R. J. Corbitt invited the guests into the dining room. Presiding over the dining room were Mesdames Alex Cooper and J. D. ltose, and assisting were Misses Laurine Dorsey, Leah Perry, Agnes Harris, Nellie Rose, Elizabeth Corbitt and Hattie Cooper. Hundreds of friends in town and out called during the envening and were most happy in meeting the Daughters of the American Revolution. Why Some Towns Grow. SanWd Express. The reason why some towns grow is because there are men of push and energy in them who are not afraid to spend their money. They erect substantial buildings, organize stock companies, establish factories, work for public improvement and use every means in their power to induce men to settle in their city. Wherever they go they tell of tbe possibilities and advantages of their town, they write about them in every letter, they send circulars and newspapers to all whom they can get to visit the town, and when any stranger stops they treat him so well he comes again whenever he has tbe opportunity. It is enterprise and all pulling together that makes a progressive, wide-awake and growing town. Don't let this fact escape your memory. Head and advertise fn Gold leaf. THE POWER OF ONE EGGNOG. TALK about the trials of a wo man whose husband is late for dinner or doesn't come when he Is expected," says the woman who has had experiences; it is annoying enough at any time. but it is nothing In a civilized country to what It is when you are off In tbe wilds somewhere and dinner and din ner setting are two of the most Impor tant things in life. "When Mr. Blank took me and tho baby some years ago to try life on a Texas sheep ranch we found there were a good many things In the world that wo had no conception of before, and life took on a different aspect. It was a happy life, but it was not an easy one. I had to do nil kinds of housework, the hardest kind of houso work, and cooking in a house situated lu a Texas chaparral Is not cooking as It Is done even In a New York flat We lived chiefly on pi me which Mr. Blank shot ns we nee-1'jl it Our veg etables were nil cai.-! pens, corn and n certain nuu.ber of things we kept always on hand. "I suppose I made myself a grnt deal more work than was necivisjiry and did twice as much cooking, but I was used to everything In eastern style, and It did not occur to me that I could have things In any other way. We always had dessert every day for dinner. I made cake, and practically we lived In the wilds of Texns csnctly as we could here. "Well, the day when Mr. Blank did not come home to dinner wns New ' Year's. There was not so much differ ence between the days they were all working days but 1 had prepared a special dinner. Mr. Blnuk was going off to the dipping vats, but be wns to be back at 2 o'clock for dinner, and I prepared a good one. It was rnbblt, I think, that day. Our nearest neighbors were a family of Alsatians whom wo knew very well and who had been very kind to us. That morning before breakfast Mr. Blank had ridden over there on business of some kind. They had made eggnog to celebrate the day, and of course he must accept their hospitality and take a glass. "Now, a good strong eggnog Is not exactly a before breakfast drink for a man who Is not accustomed to taking It at that hour in tho morulng, and the eggnog was a strong one. It was New Year's day, and eggnog ingredients can be found in Texas when potatoes can not. When Mr. Blank cnine home ho UK MANAGED TO C It AWL VI'. could not eat his breakfast and only took a few swallows of coffee and mounted his horse and rode away. "I went to work and cooked dinner In my best style. I bad a little oil stove, for It was always warm where we were, except when a norther came up. Everything was done to perfec tion and ready to put on tbe table at 2 o'clock, but Mr. Blank did not come. I looked out, but he wns nowhere In sight Two o'clock passed, 2:30, 11 o'clock, and still he did not come. "Any one would have supposed that I would have been frightened and think something bad happened to blm. for he is one of the most considerate of men and this was a most unusual occurrence. But I was not frightened. If anything had happened probably the men wo Id have brought me word. I had a goo I dinner prepared, nnd ha did not come, and on New Year's day. I grew more and more angry as tho time passed, until by night I was hard ly In a condition to speak. By and by he rode up. He seemed to feel my mood. Anyway, bla first words were: " 'I suppose you are provoked.' " 'Yes,' I said, I am. "He was angry then, and he went off to stake out his horso without an other word. It didn't last long, how ever, and we came to an understand ing. Tt serins that that egguog. taken the first thing In the mornl'.ig, hid been too much for him. He had hard ly left the house before be wns over come wi:u an Irrelsflble desire to sleep. He says be never knew how he reached the dipping vats, for he sl'-jt most of the way on his horse's back. When he got there be found working was simply an Impossibility. The men had a little shanty, and he managed to crawl up there, throw himself on the floor, and there be slept all day long without stirring until night, when be had slept off the effects of the egg nog. ) "I do not look upon eggnog now as Bocb an Innocuous drink as I did nt one time, and I know ther whs never n wife who lived tbrottgh such a long day as I did waiting for Mr. Blank to come home that New Year's day In Texas." New York Times. Read and advertise In Gold Leaf. If tbe regulars in Wake county are what the insurgents say they are'it would bo no matter if the Republi cans should defeat them. Durham Herald. Want to buy a buggy? The Beacom Supply Company sell the Oxford Buggy Company's buggies "the vehicle with a pedigree. If you want a "fam ily affair" see Ham Beacom or AI Speed.' They will fit you up all right If you are a young man and your fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love, Tom Garrett or Peter Gill can select the style and size you are looking for.1 And the price will be right, as will the quality of the vehicle' purchased. (