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Democratic Standard Bearers.
Short Sketches of the Lives of the Men Who Will Hold Aloft
the Democratic Banner in Martin Gounty.
Harry W. State, W. C. Manning, J. C Crawford, James A. Hobbs.
Hugh M. Burras > Dr.H J. Neboo.
HARRY W- STUMS —Kama DOB m HOOSH.
Han't W. Stabhs aeads ao iatiuduilisu to the people of Martin
county. He is knn ufl over the Suae, and is one of the leaden of
the Ik ncmic party tai one whose opinions have great weight in
shaping the actions of the Deni lalii wtmo the State. Hewasbprn
■a Williamstow. N. C-, M»aaij i6th. 1866. As a youth he received
exceptional adisafgu «n the way of education. He attended the
Homer School at Priori ad other educational institutions later, aad
graduated at the Uanvmty of North Carolina. After his graduation
he read law at At bnaa Dick & DiUard School at Greensboro, la
, January, rSSr. he received his decree and began the practice of his pro
, attorneys in his wrtioa of the State.
In 1889, Mr. Stahha accepted the —isitira for theaecoodSenator
t ial District aad after a bribaut ram|iaiga urns elected by a handsome
majority. He was far too yenra Solicitor lor the Inferior Court of
Martin county. 'Hi war piiiaihd upon in 1898 to accept the nomina
tion to the House front Martin. After an active campaign in which be
took the lend for white supremacy, he was elected by a good majority.
During the session of 1899 Mr. Stnbha was one of the leaders in the
House, and one of the luaaat workers for the Constitutional Amend-
In 1900 he «a re-elected aad daring the wnion of t9ot occupied a
place in the front rank of the House. In debates he always had the
courage to declare for the primiph* aad policies of his party, and the
ability to take care of hinmlf in amy emergency. As a member of most
of the leading comautffces of the House, he accomplished a vast amount
of work v
The Deaaocratic party in Martin county, knowing aad appreciating
Mr. Stubba sound jadgaunt and unfaltering loyalty to the every in
, tcrest of his constituents, place in him a cqpfidence lew men enjoy and
fed safe to follow shut he hurts. He is an orator of unusual ability
and gives hia seniqpn freely aad gladly during every campaign. His
popularity is unbounded aad when he »ipresents Martin in the House,
his people ate satwied The nomination far Senator of the district was
tendered him. but he peefcried to aerve his own county as it pleased to
place him. The Democratic conteutiou in September refused to allow
him to dedine, aad he wtl again do hoaor to Martin county in the ses
sion of 1903.
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W. C. MANNING —NOSISEE ran REGISTER OF DKHDS.
There are Jew men in Martin coauty better or more favorable known
than W. C. Manning He a a uatiie of the county, having been born
near JamesvSle, N. C. on February 3rd. iS7t. Like most fanners'
boys he spent his early years following the plough—learning great
truths from nature, truths of equity and honesty of living. The schools
he attended were plain and simple in instruction. But school-room
walls do not hound sach minds as hia. For his thoughts broadened and
■ deepened into ripeness with adtaatiag yean. He was a dose student
aad readily fitted hi nan If far a teacher. This vocation be diligently
followed far sevea years aad Warned iadeed to discipline hb mind and
soul, so as to aaeet the sUeruer tuliliu of life bravdy and well.
The poutrmntership at Amhint. Martin county, was given him
nnrler Cleveland, and while the emoluments of the office were small,
be arud as though they were great- Showing that painstaking care
in little things which has ever been oae of his best characteristics. ,
la A9B, friends throughout the uiuntj aaw ia him the proper ma
terial far the office of Rcgirter of Deeds and the nomination was given
turn. The caaapsign waa a hard fought oae, but he was chosen by a
The ad rent of ML Manning into ofiee jast after the reign of Pop
ulism. arm indeed a fortunate one far the interests of the people. Thfte
were aumy ah uses uhkh he. in hia hraeit and conscientious way, an
earthed aad amde straight. Hundreds of dollars were placed in the
county treasury which would otherwise have been lost. It was the
people's money, aad us one of the guardians of their interest he per
formed h» daty. , "
His second term haa been an ancceasful aa the firct—indeed, he is
amve popular—the vertfet being thm he is by far the best Register Mar
tin has had withia the suoollrcthm of the oldest arisen.
At the Democratic connntiou iu September, he waa re-nominated
far the third lis* an honor 'tis tine, hut he honors the office more,
and every ballot ctst for him wil be aptly placed.
J. C. CRAWFORD—Nonnnat son SBSKIFT.
A successful career has been that of J. Cornelius Crawford—a life
that is marked with characteristics of fail mm and determination. He
was horn ia Martin county, near Ruber ion rille, N. C-. on July 14th,
1566. His earlier yearn were spent on his father's farm, where he 1
learned letunu of prude me and industry, which were to fit him for
maturer life. The educational advantages offered him were very meagre
—only the comam schools iu his district became bis privilege. But 1
being quirk to gimp every opportunity, he soon stored his mind with
practical ideas aad started ant to battle for a place in the business
world. He embarked in the mucantile business and conducted it very |
successfully far five yean at Ruber sua riDe. N. C. During that time he ,
was appointed postmaster ia his town uader Cleveland and served faith- ,
well. His luuu ilj and integiity made him a host of strong 1
friends, and when iu a mighty battle was to be fought on political
linn they aaw iahim those qualities in ferrety to equip a man for the
At the Democratic conuenthm ia that year he was nominated for ,
Sheriff by a handsome majority, although th-ne were strong opponents j
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WILLIAMSTON, N. C., FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24,1902.
ciui nbudf and was tfatd by a good majority. His first term was
a successful —e so tee was no opposition to his nomination to the
secoad term, and Us election was accomplished without much labor.
For the third time he comes before the people of Martin with aa honor
able record. The coafideace of his constituents is unwavering and
there are none to cal him unworthy. _ _'
JAMES A. HOBBS- NOMINEE rot CLERK OP Tint COCRT.
James A. Hobba was bora in Craven county, now Bayboro', on
August 10th 1844. In early life his father moved to Williamstou where
he remained a few yean. Karly in 'sl the family settled in Hamilton.
"Jim" Hobba, as he is familiarity called, had nooe of the educational
advantages opea to boys of this generation. He attended the common
schools sad received the rudiments of an education sufficient to assist
him in the discharge of any duty placed upon him.
He answered the call to arms ia '6a. enlisting in Company G. 3rd
Cavalry, North Carolina Troops. Serving faithfully in that capacity
for one year, he was transferred to the 17th Regiment, which was sent
from Martin county, and commanded by Capt John Lamb. Perhaps,
no period ia the life of Mr. Hobba shines out so clearly as was his serv
ice Cor his country during the dark days of '6l-'65. The highest praise
oae can bestow upon a North Carolinian is that he was a brave Confed
erate soldier. To his comrades in arms, Mr. Hobfas was always the
brave, chivalrous man. Fighting in the ranks, he had a record for gal
lantry in every engagement. Near the close of the war he was pro
moted to the office of Lieutenant, but that same modesty that always
characterizes him made him decline the honor —preferring, be said, to
remain in the ranks.
For years be held aloft the Democratic banner in his section of the
county. To intrust a duty to his hands was to have that duty done, as
every man in Martin county knows. No political honors came to him
until 1898. when he was chosen to be Clerk of the Court —a position he
has filled with honor to himself and to hi* constituents. He has served
two terms and received tl>e unanimous vote of the Democratic conven
tion in September for a third term.
HUGH M. BL'RRAS —NOMINF.K FOR TRKASTRFR.
Hugh M. Burras another of Martin county's sons, was born Sep
tember 3rd, 1874, at Jamesville. His father, Geo. M. Burras, is one of
the county's oldest and best known citizens, and his sou has grown into
popularity as few young men have.
Hia life up to 1898 was a quiet and uneventful one. The schools in
his town supplied the necesmry educational advantages and with plenty
of pluck and industry he carved a way for his advancement in the bus
In 1898, the sentiment of the Democrats in the county tended to
the nomination of younger men to the several offices, and Mr. Burras,
representing the strength of the party in the lower end of the county,
was unanimously nominated for the important office of Treasurer. His
electiou was assured from the beginning of the campaign, and during
the first term he ga*e good service. His second term followed with no
opposition and perhaps, no man has ever given better service, and his
courtesy is proverbial. During all the terms of office be has served as
book-keeper for the firm of Eli Gnrganus and has displayed wonderful
ability in the management of all affairs intrusted to him.
At the Democratic convention in September be was again nominal
ed for Treasurer, and has entered into the spirit of the campaign with
his usual enthusiasm and determination to do his duty faithfully.
Da. R. J. NELSON—NOMINEE FOR CORONER.
Dr. R. J. Kelson was born in Edgecombe county, near Bethel, on
January 1 ith. 1865. and spent hia boyhood days on his father's farm.
He received at Bethel High School and Greenville Institute, an acade
mic education. Selecting the medical profession as his life work, he
entered the University of Maryland in 1888, and from there went to
Louisville. Ky., where be pursued his studies. Graduating in 1890, he
passed the Board of Examiners of North Carolina which met at Oxford
in that year. In 1891 be joined the North Carolina Medical Society.
He Is also a member of Martin county Medical Society and of the Tri-
County Society, which b composed of the counties of Beaufort, Pitt
Just after graduation he located in Betlicl, but in June 1891, moved
to Roberaonville for the practice of his profession. In December 1891,
he accepted a position from the State to attend its convicts, but tesign
ed in August, 1892, and settled again in Robersooville, where be has
been since associated with Dr. R. H. Hargrove.
In 1898, the Democratic convention recognizing the great necessity
of having a medical practitioner for Coroner, nominated Dr. Nelson and
he was elected by a handsome majority. In all affairs of his office he
has been painstaking and given to his people the service of an honest,
conscientious man and physician. His nomination has each time been
unanimous and bis election an easy one.
At the convention in September he accepted tha nomination for the
third time, and will help keep afloat the glorious banner of Dccmocracy.
The Terralig Fuel Company is . . . _
being formed to nmnufacture *4r- Famcas Bca. les.
ralig" to take the place of coal. A Look with horror on Skin Erup
ton will cost just half the price of a tionS, Blotches. Sores, Pimples,
ton of the best anthracite coal. They don't have them, nor will any
Tests have been made in Baltimore who US€S Sudden's Arnica
and proved entirely iti.taeiory. 0 , , .. ~ . ~
It will be made in brick form and £locifias tbe face. Lc
gives off no soot or smoke It is clean «">» or Salt Rheum vanish before
and can be handled *ritliont making it. It cures sore lips, chapped
any dirt around the bouse, thus hands, Infallible for
proving a boon to the house keeper. 25C at drugstore.
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The curse of this country is the
lack of patriotism shown by its cit
izens in the time of peace.
It is necessary to emphasize the
' statement "in time if peace - * be
cause in time of war the indolent,
indifferent American citiz n who
slouches along oblivious of his
duties in time of peace volunteers
in time of war. joes to the Croat
and di » '-like a soldier and a gen
tleman,' if a bullet happens to come
For example, if war were to be
l declared tomorrow more Americans
. would than the govern
ment could arm and mobilise in su
. months. We all saw that happen
| in IS9B when war was declared
with Spain and men volunteered by
companies and regiments cheerful
ly to go to the front with Spring
fields and black powder and btcome
easy marks fjf Spanish Mausers.
1 not to mention the men who an
■ dertook to raise, and did raise com
. panics of men at their own expense
I and offered them to the government
1 In truth, if the country were in
t vaded it would hare to pactically
depopulate it of its males of arms
I bearing age before it could be con
quered, unless it were betrayed by
the financial interests to which it
would have to look largely for the
sinews of war. 1 hat is a cont n
gency with which we should hate
to reckon, but barring that, the
country would be practically un
conquerable, b cause in war its
citizens arc patriots.
And what do we find in time of
peace? Th«\man who volunteered
went to Cuba and charged forts and
blockhouses as a matter of course,
waging through amiable tangle of
barb wire, under the encouraging '
zip of Mauser builets to do it, will I
I not walk around the corner to reg
- istcr and qualify himself to do his
duty as a citizen in time of peace."*
FORTY YEAR'S TORTURE.
To be relieved front a torturing ilimw
j after forty year'* torture might welt
cause the gratitude of anyone. That is I
' what DeWitf* Witch Haicl Salredid for |
C.II. Hut;, Geneva, O. He lays: "De- I
I Witt'* Witch Hazel Salve enrol me of I
• piles after I had suffered 40 yearv" Cones
cuts, burns, wounds, skin diseases. Be
ware of counterfeits. S. R. Biggs.
1 McDaf lie's Witch Hazel loot Healer
is ooe of the finest baby powders known. [
cures prickly beat and gives instant relief.
| Comparison of Cast of Traasporla
t lon Over Good, Bad and Medium
I An argument for good roads has
been made by an engineer, who has
estimated the cost of transporting
1 goods over the highways. He fig
ares that the cost of moving one
ton by horse power over one mile
of dry sandy road is 62 cent*; over
Wet sand, 32 cents; over ruts and 1
1 mud, 39 cents; over broken stone
and ruts, 26 cents; over an earth
road that is dry and hard, 13 cents;
. over a broken stone road in good
1 condition, 8 cents; over a compact
gravel road, 8.8 cents; over stone
paving, 533 cents; over asphalt.
2.7 cents. It is argued that many
millions of dollars would be saved
and many tons of merchandise
would be available in the markets,
if the roads were such that trans
portation by wagon would cost not
more than five cents a mile.
For a pleasant physic take Cham!*r
lain's Stomach an.l Liver Tablet-.. Easy
to take. Pleasant in effect. For sale by
N. S. Peel a Co
"Papa, what is 'inertia?' "
"Well, if I have it, it is pure laz j
iness, but if your mother has it, it
is nervous prostration."
"Good men. you know, are
scarce." "Yes, I know, and even
bad men have to make themselves
so at times." —Boston Courier. 5
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LOOK OUT FOR FEVER. 1
Biliousness aad liver disorders at this I j
scasop may be prevented by cleansing the 1 ,
system with I)e\Viit's Little Early Ria- I
ers. These famous little pills do not *
gripe. Tbey move the bowels gently,
but copiously, and by reason of the Uiwic '
properties, give tone and strength to the '
glands. 8. R. Biggs.
WHOLE NO. 161.
The Democratic candidates for
the various comity offices will ad
dress the people at the following
times and places, to-wit:
Goose Nest, Friday, Oct. ijtk,
Hamilton. Saturday, Oct. 18th,
Btooksville, (Ballard's Store),
Tuesday. Oct. 21st.
Hassells, Wednesday, Oct. sand,
Gold Point, Thursday, Oct. 13d,
Oram Roads, Friday, Oct. >4114
Robenonvifle, Saturday, Oct.
Williams. Tuesday, Oct. lStll,
Bear Grass, Wednesday, OA
29th. 190 a.
Griffins, Thursday, Oct jotlfc
Hardens, Friday. Oct. 31st, 190 a.
Jamesville, Saturday, Nov. I at,
Erenetts. Monday, Nor. 3rd,
There will be other prominent
speakers at some of the above ap
pointments. Notice of same will
be given later.
By order ot the Executive Com*
This Sept. 15th 1902.
H. W. STUBBS, CHAIRMAN,
S. L- ROSS. SECRETARY.
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TIM*.. Mr C. Taylor, S. I> ; H. M. Bur.
tas. J l> :T. C. Co.* and A. F. Taylor, _
bteswlt. R. 'X. Cleary, Tiler.
IS YELLOW POISON
la >aw Mood? Physiclaas call
It flatsrM (term. It can be seen
cfcutgiag red Hood yellow uader
■knactpe. It works day aad
Might. First. it tarns y oar coas
plevloa yellow. Chilly, achlag
sensations creep down your
backbone. Vm fed weak and
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eater* the Mood at once aad
drives oat the yellow poison.
H neztocted and when Chills,
Fevers, Night-Sweats and a gen
eral bmV-rfiwH coase later on,
Roberta' Toair will cars yau
Ikra-M why wait 7 Prevent
fat are sickaeas. The manufac
turers know *9 about this yel
low polaoa and havs perfected
Roberts' Tonic ta drive It ant,
asailah year systeal, restore
sppetlte. purify the hint, pro
ven! aad cure Lhllt, Fevers aad
Malaria. It has eared tbous
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