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VOL. IX. ■ NO. 10
Sketch of the Establishment of the
University of North Carolina,
and as It is To-day
While on a visit recently to the
University of North Carolina, I
collected some facts concerning the
institution, aud had an idea that
the citizens of Martin County, es
pecially those who are student* at
Ihis time, would be interested, to
some extent at least, in knowing
something of this great and old in
stutition of learning, and, acting
upon this decision, I have contri
buted this sketch for The Enter
The establishment of the Univer
sity was in accordance with the
first constitutiou of the State, which
was adopted December, 1776. The
act providing for the University
said that it should be called "The
Trustees of the University ot North
Carolina;" it has since been chang
ed to The University of North
Carolina. The founders of the
University assembkd under the
Davie Poplar, which is still on the
campus, —a spot loved by eveTy
alumnus of the institution, —on
October twelfth where the estab
lishment was perfected. As to who
composed this body of men would
lie giving too much attention to
details of which the modern reader
is none too fond. The corner
stone ol the Old East Building,
which is still standing, and in
which James K. Polk, the eleventh
president of the United States,
roomed while a student of the Uni
versity, was laid with inipiessive
. ceremonies in 1793, and the Uni
versity was opened in 1795. The
first president was Gov. Swain to
whom is erected a fitting inonu
jf ment on the campus. The first
man to matriculate was named
James, from, I think, what is now
Richmond County, aud his great
great grandson entered the Univer
sity as a freshman at the opening
of the session of 1906-7. This
fact shows that throughout succeed
ing generations the University has
been loved and protected by the
citizens of the State as it was at its
The University, since its estab
lishment,has passed tnrough many
hardships. It prospered greatly un
derits first president,and through
out its history up to the days of the
Civil war, when it, like everything
in the South, suffered. When the
War came on, the funds became so
scarce, and the student body be
came so few that it was thought its
doors must be closed, and sooti, in
hopeless despair they were closed.
. Many of its sons fonght earnestly
• .tuid bravelv for the South, in mem
ory whom is built the Memorial
Hall. Through the efforts of per
haps the best known man in North
Carolina, Dr. Kemp P. Battle, a
former president, the University
was re-opened after the struggle
and has grown to be one of the
leading educational institutions in
America. Dr. Battle still lives,
and is now in a dignified old age as
Professor Emeritus of History, a
man who holds an honored position
in the upper classes of the citizens
ot the State. „
The seat of the University was
selected to be at Chapel Hill, in
Orange County, a town, certainly
not famed for its beauty; a little
village, though, which has an air
of refinement that does not prevail
iu like small towns. Ten miles
from tbe main line of the Southern
Rail Road, a town to which no one
would be drawn except for the fact
that it is tbe seat of the University.
Cfeapel Hill was selected because of
,its being in the central part of the
state, easily accessible from the re
iinotest corners of the common
wealth, and on account of its cli
mate which is surpassed by no sec
tion of North Carolina. It is here
(that tbe snows are light, seldom
falling to a depth of over six inches;
bere that one may truly find a cos
mopolitan society. On the Sunday
I spent at Chapel Hill a few wfcejes
ago. I met a lady and gentleman,
with their aoo, had come all the
jniy from MawachulfctU, a »Ute
A. BIOUS » t
where the most famous schools of
America are, to Chapel Hill to have
their son educated and to enjov the
delightful society and climate which
prevails there. And too, perhaps,
because of the reputation of the
University as being the oldest state
university in the union. Ths Uni
versity of North Carolina was es
tablished after that of Pennsylvania;
though this institution is now sup
ported by private contribution. It
was founded nearly a half centuary
before the University of Virginia
was opened, in one thing are we
ahead of Virginia.
For those who have not visited
the University, and who are in
terested in it, I will say that the
following are the most important
buildings on the campus: the Old
East Building, the Old West, lioth
for dormitories, and in each of
which are two lecture rooms; Per
son's Hall, containing the Medical
Laboratories; Gerard Hall, abtiild
ing in which the daily prayers are
said, and public lectures aregivinß;
Smith Hall, formerly the library,
and in which is now the Law De
partment; the New West Building
which contains the hall of the
Dialetic Literary Society; the New
East Building lu which is the
Philantropic Society Hall; Memor
ial Hall, which commemorates the
illustrious dead of the University;
the South Building, the Alumni
Hall which contains the offices of
administration and several lecture
rooms, and the physical labora
tories; the Carr Building and Mary
Anne Smith Building, both of
which are dormitories; the William
Preston Bynum, Jr. Gymnasium,
one of the finest in the South, the
gift of Indge Bynum, of Charlotte,
in momory of his grandson who
died while a student at the Univer
sity; the Y, M. C. A. Building;
tbe Chemistry Hall; the Infirmary,
Commons Hall, where most of the
students board at sß.oo a month,
made possible by the benefience of
Mrs. Frederick Baker, ot New
York City; the Power House, con
taining the electric and heating ap
paratus, and the printing press,
and the Carnegie Library, a mag
nificent building, costing one hun
dred thousand dollars, the gift of
Mr. Carnegie and the alumni of
At the University are conferred
the degrees of Bachelor of . Arts,
Bachelor of Science, Doctor of
Phylosophy, Doctor of Medicine,
Bachelor of Laws, and Graduate of
Pharmacy. Each man who has
charge, from Dr. Francis Preston
Venable, the present president, to
the instructors, are gentlemen of
culture and the highest attainments
It is mv desire that every student
iu Martin County at this time read
this short sketch of the University.
I have made it so brief that it can
not be said to be as complete as it
should be, but not wishing to bore
one, I have merely mentioned a
few facts which I hope will form in
the mind of every student in the
county a desire to enter the Uni
versity and enjoy its many advan
tages. It is opened to women gradu
ates, admitting them either to the
junior or senior classes, depending
upon the institution from which
they come. Martin County in an
educational way is sadlv behind,
and It is hoped that each student
now having the advantage of study
ing will avail himself of this oppor
tunity, and prepare himself to be a
man ipho will he respected in his
There is an Alumni Association
of Martin County with headquarters
at Williamates, -ad any one of its
members will gladly give informa
tion to students who are interested.
DeWitt's Carbolized Witch Hazel
Salve penetrates the pores-—thor
oughly cleanjes—and is healing
and soothing Good for piles,
iold by S. R. Biggs, Williamston.
N. C, Slade Jones & Co.; Hamil
ton, N. C.
WILLIAMSTON, N. C M ,FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29, IQOJ
ABOUT WOMEN FOLKS
Nothing They Ever Do Astonishes
MEN FOLKS TAKE CHANCES.
"When a Fsllsr Thinks He's Got to
Know His Wifs About ss Wslt as
•he Knows Hsrsslf Hs's Sound to
Qet a Jar," Says ths Dsscon
[Copyright. 1907, by E. C. Parcella J
"I wasn't a bit astonished." satd
Deacon Spooner as he sat dowu on tbe
postottlce steps at Jericho to watt ror
tbe mall to come in—"no. air, I wasn't
a bit astnulsbed when Lemuel Fair
banks cam* over this afternoon to
wbere 1 was working in tbe garden
and aaid that bis wife bad run away.
Nothing that woman folks ersr do as
"A woman may turn out to bo an
angel or sbe may turn out to tie a
•The feller who marries 'em has got
to take his chances.
"When « feller thinks lie's got to
know his wife about as well as she
"SHE SAT WITH HKK KKKT Or IN ANOTHKB
OSAIK AND MAII) HH». WASN'T (tOIMII To
DO BO MOHK WORK."
knows herself bo's bOUUd.to gel a Jar,
He's bound lo find out .that he don't
know her nt all.
"Take a hog. now, and you can And
out nil about hlin lu an hour, lie war
born n hog. and he's going to stay one
till you turn him Into pork. You can
depend upon him until you start to
drive him somewhere.
"It don't tnke a fellpr long to learn
the ways of a cow. She'll either Jump
fences or she won't She'll either kick
the milking pall over or she won't
She'll cither settle down and grow fat
or she'll IK- trespassing nil over the
fields and be ns thin as a rail.
"I've got a yoke of oxen ten year! 1
old. I've known the critters ever since
they was yearlings. 1 know Just what
they will or they won't do under snrtin
sarcumstances. If there's solid ground
and It's a bit downhill under their
feet they'll hump themselves lo pull
an oak tree up by the roots. If It's
■oft ground and uphill they won't pull
hard nuff to bring a towel off the
'U've got an old boss sixteen .veal's
old. I learned his ways liefore he wan
four. If he gets the lines under his
tall when I'm driving he's going tn
kick. Can't say why, but he'll do it.
If he meets a flock of sheep In the
road he's going to bust for the fence,
one side or t'other. Can't say how he
reasons, but away he'll go, and some
thing will be smashed. 1 know hlui
from head to tn 11, and 1 drive him no
Can Understand Most Men.
"A feller can understand most men
If Lemuel Jackson snys he'll bring me
s ton of hay tomorrow at $1(1 the ton
I'm going to depend on It. If Darliif
Taylor says he'll sell me a bar'l of pork
next fall I'm feeling 11s safe as if the
bar'l was already in the cellar. I've
come down here to Tap Perkins' gro
eery and postoffice every night of my
life for the last twenty years. Pap
baa alius been the same. He was the
same the day his wife got bit by a
mad dog. He was tbe same when he
fell off a load of hay and broke his
leg. The rest of you are Jest the same.
We've all had chances to be meaner 'o
plioti toward each other, but we bain't
taken advantage of 'em.
"But when you come down to wom
en folks—that's different. When 1 was
twenty-flve I thought 1 understood 'em
and would have bet a cow agin s
lamb I did, but 1 ain't talking that
way now. I'm Jest saying that they
are s puzzle, and I wouldn't bet ou
"I ain't saying nothing but wbat you
all know when I say that I'm llvlns
with my fourth wife. Some folks have
been kind 'nuff to say that It's two
too many, but 1 reckon It's as one feels
about It. * 1
"I thought my first wife was an
angel. Used to run In on her at all
times when courting, but always found
her ss plaeld as a millpond. Never
showed tbe slightest temper, not even
when sbe stumbled over a hog. Said
that If anything happened to me she'd
commit, suicide. L>ord, but if any one
bad told me tbat I didn't know that
gal I'd have answered tbat he'd better
go to tbe lunatic asylum.
"We'd been married four weeks
when sbe pulled out a handful of my
side whiskers becsuse I stepped on ber
"We'd been married eight when she
said she wished I was dead.
» "We hadn't been married quite six
■watts wbem I cons boat* with a load
of pumpkins one day and found that
she'd rua away with a lightning rod
man. 1 didn't Toiler her, but iet her
run and have Sever heard of her since.
Where I thought I knew all 1 didn't
know the drat goah-hanged thing.
"I wasn't going to be made a fool of
the second time, mid after 1 got my
divorce I went up town for the winter
and to look around. Got a boarding
bouse, and I hadn't looked at tbe land
lady twice when I knew ahe was tbe
wife for me. She was motherly; sbe
was sympathetic; ahe was saving; she
was mild. Never aaw a woman on the
hustle like ahe was. Went to church
as regular as a clock, and took It out
on me 'cause 1 stayed home aud read
"Waal, I married her. There are man
sitting right here who can reinembv
the night I bfung ber home I waa
mending tbe back fence one day a
week later .when f beard bar swearing.
1 went in, and she swore at me. She
aat with her feet up in another chair
and said she wasn't going to do any
more work. She didn't 1 had to do
It all. Sbe got beer and whisky, and
■be choked money out of me and made
it fly. Nothing was like wbat I thought
It was. I'd made a bigger fool of my
self than before, even though I had
my eyes open.
"Two months had goue by, and I was
trying to stand It, when the preacher
called one day. I had taken it that
religion waa Sarah's stronghold, but
the minute the preacher mentioned It
she run htm out of tbe house and down
through tbe gate.
How It All Endsd.
"I reckon there's nobody in Jericho
who don't know how It ail ended. One
nlgbt after she had pulled me out
of bed and dragged me outdoors 1
started ror Texas and stayed there
long 'nuff to get my second divorce.
"I'm a telling you that 1 don't be
lieve there's a man or a critter on earth
who can make a fool of a man more'n
twice over—a man with any brains un
der bis bat—but you leave It to the wo
men folks, and they'll do It half a dos
en times over. When 1 was sorter shy
ing around after my third wife there
was folks In town here who said they
should think I'd had all the marrying
I wanted 1 didn't pay any attention
to the remarks. Clotting married or
staying single is s man's own business.
A peddler told me of a widder wo
man over In Dobhs Ferry, and 1 went
over to see her. 1 was took again at
first sight—forty years old; strong ss
u horse; never'd had a day'a sickness;
could eat raw turnips like n cow.
"I didn't say nothing about marriage
till I'd been over there a dozen times
and asked a heap of people a heap of
questions. I sat with her. I talked
with her. 1 ate with her. Nothing
wrong; everything all O. K. Then 1
popped, and she said yes. You all re
member when 1 brung her home. Some
of you said she'd tie as good a* another
yoke of oxen to me.
Pifst Thing Shs Did.
"Was she? The first thing she did
wan to get peevish and find fault with
everything. Then she had liver com
plaint and back nclies and consumption
and I don't know what else, but I paid
out nigh SSOO lor patent medicines In
two years, and then she dlod Just at
the time apples was reody for drying.
I ain't a-saylnt; a word against her,
cause she's dead, but she wasn't no
more the woman 1 took her to be nnd
all the folks said she was than buck
wheat Is like corn.
"I'm now a-llvlng with No. 4. I'm
a saying so 'cause"'you all know ao and
'cause moat of you remarked when 1
was courting her that 1 orter be sent
to the Idiot aayiutn. 1 hain't never said
anything back. I take It that It's for a
tnan to say whether he'll quit the Job
at one or two wives or to keep ou the
fourth This one. as you know, was
an old inald, and I was two years
courting and finding out about her. 1
hain't got but Je«t a word to aay. 1
started out by saying that we men
folks don't know women folks and
never will, and to prove It I'm declar
ing that when I go borne this evening
I don't know whether my wife will
precipitate herself Into my arms and
give me a kiss or whether she'll pre
cipitate me outdoors and give me a
kick. And now there comes the mall,
and that's all." M QUAD.
Thay War* Hard to 8a».
"What la the charge against the pris
"Sbure, sod the mor, bsi no risible
means of support."—Bohatnlsn.
Tha Poetry Market.
Sonnets. steady. with a alight upward
Triolata. firm, notwithstanding some profit
Dialect Verse, bullish. Indiana flrsta In
Rondeaus, fluctuating; opened OTt; cloaed
60; high 63H.
Epics, no ealee VlUanetlee, dull.
Blank Verse, quiet. Some waah aales re
Magazine Quatrains, lively; 111 bid. IS
Christmas Varse for Immediate delivery,
very aetlveVtwoelpte unequal to de
Rumors to the effect that some of the
largest verae foundries will go on
hatf tune or dsa down attogatkar
are Tigerooaly a—Jift.
t A . . n . -*»•* '
Cause of The Present
Near sbo years ago the then king
of England sent to the wars on the
continent two regiments made up of
Scotchmen to fight in the Protes
tant cause, and on numberless
stricken fields they vanquished the
theretofore resistless legionaries of
Tilly, and later repulsed the there
tofore invincible veterans of Wal
lensteiu. Recalled to their native
land thev preserved their discipline
even in time of cruel revolution,
except to stipulate that the colonel
of either regiment must be a
Douglas or a Hepburn.
Like a royal dynasty those two
organizations continue to this day,
and for centuries they have been
the very aristocracy of British arms,
and where ever British valor has a
task to do, whether amid arctic
snows or over torrid sands, these
regiments have done their devoir
like mighty Caesar's Tenth Legion
One summer's night in India one
of there regiments was op a march
from pillar to post to keep in awe
the timirl natives who threatened
insurrection. There was never a
more tranquil scene on earth and
never a more splendid firmament
in the heavens than made radiant
the district they traversed. All
was still except the penetrating
notes of the whippoorwill and the
of the soldiers —
and now, 4jl in an instant, a sud
den panic Saized on the rank and
file and was even communicated to
the field stall. The entire regi
ment was stampeded and scattered
—plnnged into the jungle where
crawled the venomous cobra, and
where lurked the ferocious tiger.
It took two days to gather together
that historic command, and to this
day it is a matter of all sorts of
speculation at the .English war
office as to what occasioned that
mysterious panic in the ranks of a
soldiery never surpassed for courage
and resolution in the annals of war.
This country is just getting out
of a financial panic altogether as
causeless and nearly as mysterious
as was that military^anic.
With the possible exception of
France, where conditions are so
radically different from what tliev
are here, the American republic is
the most prosperous, as without ex
ception, it is the most opulent nat
ionality in the world. We have
more visible physical energy than
any other people. Our machinery
does the lalwr of fourscore millions
of strong men under the old regime
of physical industiy and our country
is yet virgin.
Then why this disturbance? It
came from a currency famine and
in 110 particular fiom a lack ol
wealth. Indeed our wealth is so
immense that wc cannot husband
it. The crop is prolific beyond
the fatness of Goshen. Splendid as
are our transportation system,every
western center is glutted with pro
duce and yet more than the abund
ance of the Egypt that knew Joseph
remains on the farm for lack of the
currency to effect exchanges. In
truth our riches have made us
Conditions are radically different
from wbat they were in 1893.
Then Bill Jones lived on a farm
that would fetch less than $lO per
acre under the hammer and that
was covered with a mortgage for
S3O an acre. That meant and re
sul'.edin, disastrous, ruinous, fatal
liquidation. Now Mr. William
Jones is tenant in fee' simple (allo
dial) of a farm that would fetch
more than jfiooan acre in the real
estate exchange, and to his voca-j
tion of farmer Mr. Jones joins the
profession of capitalist. He has
money in bank, and there is no in
cumbrance on his land, and the best
of it is that Mr Jones is a type of
millions of our farmers.
The reports of our savings in
stitutions show that artisan labor
is as profitable as farm labor.
Then what has a panic got to
feed on? Insolvency is the life of
panic, and without it panic must
die of inanition.
President Roosevelt has accom
plished some wonderful things, and
his method has ever been to take ]
A PELVIC DISEASE
Of Which Ptrvna Curtd Mi In a
I'rry Short Time
WAS SAPPINQ MY LIFE.
MRS. SOPHIA CALDWELL, 11M
MoQavoclc St., Nashville, Tann,,
"After doctoring for a year and find
ing no relief from leuooTrhea resulting
from prolapaua uteri, and which wa*
■applng my life force* away, 1 finally
tried Pemna, and when I found that It
wai helping roe every day, It teemed
alrnoat too good to be trne.
"Bat, It not only helped me, It arred
me and la m very thort tlm».
"I am now enjoying the beetof health.
"lam atrong and free from pain, and
I certainly feel that all pralae and honor
are due to Peruna."
Thouaanda of women will read the
teatlmonlal of Mr*. Caldwull aa abore
Thouiand* of them will be induced to
try the remedy that aaved her.
Thonaanda of them will have the
aame experience *he had.
Peruna la the remedy anch women
need. Pornna cornea like a boon to Buf
Mra. John Hopp, Webetcr Ave., Olon
dal'% L. 1., N. Y., ban also been r*ll*v*d
of pelvic oatarrh by Peruna.
emergency by the throat and choke
out of it reform.
' As meets a rock a thousand
waves, so Innisfail met Lochlin."
And so Roosevelt has grappled
with the panic. His policy to
ksue $50,000,000 of Panama bonds
and $100,000,000 emergency certi
ficates is as much an act of courage
as it is a of wisdom, and
even envy and hate must congratu
late him upon it.
Here is a pregnant fact cited by
the president—in 1893 the treasury
held $191,006,000 gold, now it
holds $904,000,000. Then gold was
leaving our shores by the hundreds
of millions; now it is flowing to us
by the tens of millions. And be
sides that, the January dividends
are not far abend. That means
many millions, added to'which will
be the exchange our crops com
mand when finally they are moved
as they will be by March.
The whole thing may be resolv
ed to this—we are embarrassed bv
our material, visible, tangible
wrealth. — Washington Post.
Wher, the baby is cross and lias
you woiried and worn out you will
find that a little Cascasweet, the
well known remedy (or babies and
children, will quiet the little one in
a short time, Ihe ingredients are
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tains no opiates Sold by S. K
Kiggs, Williamston, N. C, Slade
Jones & Co., Hami ton, N. C
Mr. Bryan's attention ought to
be called to the remarkable enthu
siam with which Pedestrian Weston
is being greeted a', all points. And
the man is merely walking to Chi
cago, not running foi President.
A Hard Debt h Pay
'•I owe a debt of gratitude that
can never be paid off,'' write* G.
S. Clark, of Westfield, lowa, ''for
my rescue from death, by Dr.
King's New Discove-y. Both
were so serious!;/ affected
that death seemed imminent, when
I commenced taking New Dis
covery. The ominous dry, hack
ng cough quit before the first bot
tle was used, and two more b ittles
made a complete cure.''
has ever equaled New Discovery
for coughs, colds and for throat and
lung complaints. Guaranteed by
S. K. Biggs, druggist. 50c and
fi.oo. Trial bo't e free.
The Kaiser's visit to Englaad is
believed to have resulted in taking
some of the sour out of- the saner
Vour money back.— -Judicioua advartia
ing i* the kind that paya back to jam
the money yon in veal. Space is this
' paper uenrea yon prompt return* . .
WHOLE NO. 403
HUGH B. YORK,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
Office: Chaae'* Drug Store.
OFFICII HOURS: 8 to 10 A.M.;7TO9R. U.
Williamston, N. C.
Office Phone No. 53
Night Phone No. 63
DR- J. A. WHITE.
I will be in Plymouth the firat mpkh
W. E. Warren. ]. S. IMee,
DRS. WARREN & RHODES,
Bioos' Dhuo STOKX
'Phone No. aj
BURROUS A. CRITCHBR,
ATTORNEY AT Law
Offics: Wheeler Martin's office.
WILUAMSTON, N. C.
F. D. WINSTON g. j. Ev^m-
WINSTON & EVERETT
WrLLIAMSTOIt. N. C.
Money to loaa,
S. ATWOOD NEWELL
Office formerly occupied by J. D. Mgy.
Phone No. 77.
W ILLIAMSTON, N C.
A. R. DUNNING
D. C. MOORING, Proprietor
ROBKRSONVILLE, N. C.
Rate* SI .OO per day
Special Rate* By the .Week
A Firat-Cloaa Hotel in Bverv Partic
ular. The traveling public will lad it
a most convenient place to (top.
A SUDDEN REMINDER
if your negligence in aecuring a fire in
surance policy may come in the ahap*
of a fire al any time
TIIE SOONER YOU INSURE
the better for you. You know
this ia only to remind you thai the
knowledge will do you no good unite*
vou act upon it. Let ua write you a pol
icy anil have it over with.
You'll feel better and aleep eaaier.
K. B. GRAWrORD
Fire and Life
1 have some of the Strongest and Beat
Companies on the Globe,
Let me write you a policy on yoar
J. E. POPE
Now is the time to visit the
it isVompletle in every
War Path Air Ship Naval Display
will interest and instruct
you. Do not fail to go at
onge. "■For beautifully il
lustrated folder contain
ing maps, diseriptive mat
ter, list of hotels, etc.,
T. C. WHITE,
Oen'l Pass. Agmt.
W. J. CRAIG.
Pass. Traffic Mg'r.
Wilmington, N. C.
Atlantic Coast Line R. R. Co.
the short through ear liae