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Thirteen Hogs Killed by
BASE BALL ENTHUSIASM
Revival Services by Rev. D.
H. Petree Tobacco Men
Busy Making Preparations
for the approaching season
* —*' Perseverance" Contin
By,JOHN D. EVERETT
Tuesday, July 21, 1908
Mr, T. H. Grimes is on the sick
list this week.
Mr. Clayton Keel went to Kver
ctts last Sunday.
Mr. Sam Hardison of Jamesville
was m town Monday.
Mr. L. A. Bailey was at Wil
R. E. Grimes will be with Bailey
and Adkins this fall.
Mr. J. E. Bam Hill of liveretts,
was in town Saturday.
Mr. J- T. Stroud from
The subscription list to tbe En
terprise grows every week.
Miss Lillian Smith is visiting
friends in town this w«k.
Mr. Henry Taylor of Oak GTove,
was in town Sunday night.
Mr. and Mrs J. R. Nelson went
to Williamston Wednesday.
"Dr. Hargrove is-patving bis
office m shape for new service.
Mr. and Mrs. J Gas Godard of
Dunn Wednesday in town.
KfissOra Taylor spent several
days with frieods in town last week.
Mrs. fuliusOutterbridige is visit
ing friends intCreenville this week.
Prof. Outtetfbridge went to
Williamston Wednesday on busi
Mrs. 18.. F. Rofcerson is visiting
her daughter Mrs. Ed. Pur vis this
Mrs. Bea»ie Smtth is spending
some time with Mre Ed. Purvis of
Mrs. Lena Clark of Tarboco, is
the .guest of Mrs. A'. S. Everett
Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Smith spent
last Saliarday;in Scotland Neck 00
The D. IB Patter buggy factory
is making many saies of new bug
Muses Mjtree Rdbertso* and
t,alla Wynn are the guest of Mrs
A. JS. Grey.
V There will be a gsuae of hall
here Friday between the "Lean*"
Mrs. J. T. Daniel and Jbildren,
of Oak City arrived Saturday to
Mies Effle Grimes of Bethel was
the guest of Mra. A. R. Dunning
Little Miss Louise Reeves has
returned from a visit to her mother
Elder Howard, of Kiuston, filled
his appointment here Sunday, at
the Christian Church.
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Rawls spent
Sunday in the country with Mr.
and Mrs. A. E. Grey.
Little Miss Blanche Robertson
is spending a week at Mr. Sam
Burroughs' near Williamston.
Mr- Harvey Roberson is off to
Ocean View and other points of
interest for his summer vacation.
i Masters Roy and Ralph Rober-
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son and Herman and Kelly Rawls
were in the country Sunday tisit
ing William Grey.
Everybody had on a baseball
smile Tuesday when Robersonville
licked Coneto 7to 4- It w« 9 a
neat game, noted for fair play and
good humor. Tbe umpire, Mr. J.
C. Smith rendered such impartial
decisions that there was no room
for kicking. It was a same be
tween gentlemen not protessio ials.
Mrs. M. P. Smith has returned
from Stokes where she went to
Mr. Reuben Taylor, *f Bethel
was here to see his sister Mrs. Dr.
Nelson Saturday night.
Elder Petree arrived from James
ville to conduct a protracted meet
ing at the Christian Courch this
The Carolina Telephone Com
pang jy adding improvements in
of new posts and new
Mrs. J. H. Roberson and little
Helen are in Elizabeth City this
week, the guests of Mr G. R
Miss Bonnie -Lyle Whitley of I
Scotland Neck spent Saturday
night and Sunday with Miss Lina
There was a game of ball here
Friday between the colored base
ball teams of Robersonville and
Joe Mizell has returned from his
vacation visit to his home. He
feels muck refreshed after the
Tbe Mioses Langley and Miss
Fleming after spending several
days with Miss Sue Everett re
lumed to Greenville Monday.
Lightning last week struck a
drove of b«»gs belonging to Mr.
Henry Taylor, killing thirteen in
stantly and wounding several more.
Mr. A. N. Turner of Durham
will be 011 this year. Hets interested
in Martin's bright tobacco, and
also in a pair of bright- eyes in
Mr. Thomas House who com
pleted our course here last year
has a first grade certificate and
will teach at the Smith School
house this fall and winter.
Elder Bartley. of Indiana preach
ed at Elder Rober&on's Thursday
night. He also held services at
Conoho Saturday and Sunday, and
at Prof. Gutterbridges Sunday
Tobacco-men are spending much
time .in the country working hard
for market. All the bouses have
been enlarged end impnoved and
several >new buyers will be on the
market. Everybody predicts that
.this will ibe th; burner year for the
An Element oi .Success.
Tfaere are many people of mark
ed ability who seem to have the
capacity to sucoeed in almost any*
thing, and yet, arc paonouncetf
failures. They axe outclassed in
the role of success, became they
lack perseverance. When they
first begin a new esterprise they
startle the tjwrld by their ability.
Bnt soon the novelty baa worn off
and tbey are on tbe search for some
new means of excitement. The
same thing is repeated from time to
time, and they find themselves ad
vanced in years wjth a great stock
of general knowledge, but little
else. As they look around them
and see their childhood friends,
who had little else but bull-dog
tenacity succeeding, they sour on
tbe world. They pronounce all
legitimate success a trime commit
ted against the honest poor.
Had these intellectual youths
learned tbe lesson of perseverance, ,
chosen the calling tor which they
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WILLIAMSTON, N. JULY 24, 1908.
IMOGENS* OR THE
Presented to Greenville Audi
ence - Williamston Ball
The Greenville Reflector of
Wednesday contains the following:
''The Williamston amateur com
pany, which presented "Imogeue,
or the Witch's Secret," here last
night, acquitted themselves with
much credit. They deserved a
much larger audience than was
present, and those that did not go
missed a rare treat. The players
did much better than most profess
ionals that come here.
GREENVILLE VS. WILLIAMSTON.
Score 12 to 11 In Favor of Greenville
In a game of ball yesterday be
tween the local team and William
ston, the home boys won by the
score 12 to 11. In spite of several
eriors on both sides the game was
an exciting one from start to fin
ish. In the third inning the score
stood 6 to o for Williamston, but
the home boys rallied and piled up
twelve runs in her next five innings.
Tbe features of the game were
the fielding of Johnson, who rob
bed the vistors of several pretty
hits, the fast fielding of Smith on
third base, and the rooting of Joe
Two Birthday Parties.
Last Friday evening from 5:30
to 7 o'clock little .4/iss ~1/artha
Slade Hassell entertained her many
little friends in celebrating her fifth
,4/onday evening from 4 to 6
o'clock little ,/iss ,1/aTtha Louisa
Anderson celebrated her sixth
birthday by entertaining ber
On both occasioife the little folks
were given a good time, and they
certainly enjoyed the delicious re
—Don't fail to attend tbe races
ou August sth. 1
NEWS FROM THE COUNTY
As Furnished by Our Regular Correspondents At
Kveretts, Hassells, Jamesville
EVERETTS ITEMS I tended tbe barbecue here Thurs-
Mr. and Mrs. James Leggett
were in town Wednesday.
Mrs. L. B. Wynn has been been
visiting Mrs. Frank Everett.
W. A. James of Robersonville
was in town a few days ago,
Miss Lucy Riddick spent Wed
nesday in tbe county at the home
Messrs. C. James and Sam Barn
bill of Roberaon were in town last
«veek on business.
;Mr. Peyton Antony the clever
salesman for Blincoe, Brown & Co
was in town Friday.
Mr, and Mrs. Charlie McNaugh
toq re&umed Wednesday from a
trip to Scotland Neck.
Miss Mary Lamb of Speed is
visiting Mrs. J. W. Perkins on
on Washington Street. -
Mr. G. P. McNaughton. Jr.! of
Richmond, Va. is spending some
time with his parents here.
Messrs. J. E. Bardhill, A. S.
Coffied, J. S. Peel attended tbe
barbecue at Oak City Wednesday.
Mrs. Mattie Hunt and children
Of P4iiWay, Fla., Mra.
J. A. Everett on Washington Street.
Messrs. L. B. Wynn, James Car
stwphen and J. C. Crawford at-
Williamston Young Peo
ple give Dance in Honor
of Visiting Young
Last evening a barn dance was
given at Staton and Daniel's Mill,
about five miles from town, com
plimentary to the Misses Alice
Davis of Wilmington, Helen Lamb
bf Henderson and Matilda Morton
of Washington, who are visiting
Miss Annie Lamb.
Tbe couples arrived at the mill
about eight o'clock and were cor
dially received by Mr. Daniel and
family. The dance was given in
the mill house, which was natur
ally decorated with cotton lint,
hanging from every ancient rafter.
The delightful music was furnish
ed by tli Williamston String Band.
After tlie dance the young peo
ple repared to the grove where
lunch was served by the ladies.
Here the music of the band was
replaced by tbe music of the rip
pling laughter of the young ronples
who could be seen in meriy groups
around 'he rustic lunch tables.
Tho>e present were: Miss Alice
Davis with Mr. Calvin Hassell,
Miss Helen Lamb with Mr. Willie .
Watts Miss Mitilda Morton with
Dr. Jam s S. Rhodes, Miss Annie
Lamb with Mr. Frank Fagan,
Miss Il.innah Vic Fowden with
Mr. Luke Limb,* Miss Louise
Fowdeu with Mr. Haywood
Knight, Miss Nannie Smith with
Mr. hurras Critcher. Miss Beltie
Gordon with Mr. John Pope, Miss
Eatel! l'eele with Mr. Leslie
Fowden, Miss Nora Fowden with
t Mr. C rover. Hardison, Miss Mae
I Bennett with Dr. J. A. White,
I Miss Lettie Critcher with Mr.
. Wheeler Martin, and Mr. John L
Hassejlf Mr. C. B. Hassell, Mr.
, Charles Godwin, Mr. J. Paul
, Sitnpsdn. The ehaperones were:
Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Smith, Mr.
and Mrs. Barnes, Mr. and Mrs. S
A. Newell and Messrs. K. B.
i Crawford, W. H. Crawford, and
J. V. Staton.
Miss Bettie Morton of Bullocks
and Miss Anna lvlizal>»;th Purvis
of Hamilton are visiting Mrs. A.
Misses laa and Thessie James
were in town Thursday to see the
gam* 1 of ball between Robersonville
Several people from here attend
ed the game of ball between Kver
etts and Robersonville at Roberson
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Coffield re
turned from Panacea Springs Wed
nesday where they have b#>en spend
ing some time for their health.
Mr. W. Z. Williamson of Nor
folk, Va. has been spending some
time with his aunt, Mrs. S. S.
Bailey on Railroad street.
Miss Daisy Wynn who has been
spending the past few days with
Mrs. S. F. Everett, left for her
home in Williamston Tuesday.
Mr. J. W. Darden of Oak City,
spent Friday here.
Mr. P. L. Salsbury of Hamilton
spent Tuesday night here.
Mrs. Joe Cherry, and daughters,
of Speed, spent Saturday here.
Messrs. T. Davenport and
H. L. Salsbury speut Tuesday in
Mr. Leigh Davenport of Pacto
lus, is .spending a few days with
Mr. W. L. Fleming; this week.
Mrs. W. Z Morton of
ville who has been spending a few
days here, returned home Sunday.
M'sses Julia and Louise Sals
bury are spending a few days at
Mr. Joe Cherry's at Speed this
Mr. Robert Salsbury and sister
attended the picnic at Mr- Will
Salsbury's Friday. They report a
Miss Margaret Salsbury who has
been visiting at Crowells, returned
home Tuesday. She was accdm
panied by Miss Pope.
Mrs. C L Killebrew of Rocky
Mount and Mrs. JJ. W. Cherry
of Hobgood spent Tuesday at Mr.
R. H. Salsbury
Prof. Corey was seen on our
Miss Allie Griffin was the guest
of Mrs. Dr. Smithwick Sunday.
Mr. W. W. Walters and Mr. S.
B. Holland went to Williaraston
' Mr. and Mis. J. L Davenport
went to Kdenton Sunday and re
Miss Delia Topping returned last
week afier a month's stay with her
father in Pantego.
Mrs. John Davis, of Port Nor
folk, is spending some time with
, her mother, Mrs. Jordan.
Miss lv-sie Mason "and Miss
1 Thompson, of Kdenton, are visit
' ing their cousin, Mrs K. 1,. Thonif
Misses Ida and Aline Peactk'k,
ot Roper, are spending a few days
with their cousin, Miss Chida, at
Mrs. W. 15. Simpson has gone lo
visit her father in Virginia, after a
few days stay with hint she will
spend some time at the watering
places alnut Norfolk.
A few of the people here enjoyed
quite a pleasant boat ride Sunday
afternoon on the gasoline yacht
"Mary B " The party consisted
of Mr. J. J. McCleese and Miss
Chida Peacock, Mr. Sam Hardison
and Miss Neva Allen, Mr. Herbert
Lilley and Miss Kathleen Wallace,
Mr. Neison McCleese and Miss Ida
Peacock, Miss Annie Mae Allen
and Miss Aline Peacock and Mr.
and Mrs. W. W. Walters. They
all reported a delightful trip.
Mrs. Jessie Waters was in Dar
dens Tuesday night.
Mr. Hardy Holliday and daugh
ter were here Sunday.
Mr. John Long and Miss Maud
Holliday were here Sunday.
Miss Mittie Fagan spent a few
days in Plymouth last week.
Miss Belle Jones continues very
feeble,«nd is not able to be out.
Miss Donna Belle Gardner spent
Sunday with Miss Bernice Fagan.
Hr. Herbert Hooker, of Ply
mouth, was in our midst Sunday.
Miss Lucy Robbins spent Mon
day night with Miss Vida Simp
son. 7 'T
Mrs, L F. Waters has returned
from a visit to her parents in
Mr. Milton Mizell and Miss
Ward from Poplar Chapel were
here yesterdays - »
Mrs. Courtney Marrow spent
Sunday with, Mis^Fannie Hooker
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s[.oo a Year in Advance
Hilliard Purvis, Coi., Beat
Minnie Purvis, Also
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A BUSY DAY
L. B. Holland and J. R. Par
radee Bound Over to
Court for Assaulting
Krome —A Case of Tres
pass Complaint With
I,ast Monday was a busy daar
for Mayor Godwin, three caslh
were tried before him: one foif as
sault. ope for attempted criminal as
sault, and one for trespass.
The case of assault was State vs
I«. B. Holland and R. Parradee
of Jantesville, charged with assault
ing I)r. M. L. Krome in that town
week before last. A large crowd
came up from Jainesville on the
morning train to attend the trial,
there being thedefeudants, thirteen
witnesses and a number of others.
The state was represented by MR.
B. A Critcher and the defendants
by Senator H. W. Stubbs. Ex
amination of witnesses was waived,
the defendants pleaded guilty.
The defendants were bound over to
court in the sum of Sioo each.
The second case was J. B. Jones
vs. Lotin Modlin for trespass. The
defendant in this case was repre
. sented by Senator Stubbs and
plaintiff by Mr. S. J. Everett. The
jomplaint was withdrawn and the
case will go over to the next term
of Superior Court 011 the civil
The third case was State vs'. *°
Hilliard l'urvis, for attempted crim
inal assault upon t/ |/ittie Purvfe;
| both colored. Last Saturday eve#-
j ing, on the farm of , J/r J. D. Leg
l gett, Purvis tried to commit assault
upon the worn 40, and would prob
ably have succeeded had not some
white men been attracted by the
cries of the woman Purvis was-
I beating and drugging his victim to
j the woods when these men heard
I the woman. The approach of tfce
j men frightened the assailant and he
I ran. * Sheriff Crawford captured
him Sunday night, however, and
I brought him to jail. After hear-
I ing the evidence the .4/ayor bound
the negro over to the next term of
A NEW PHYSICIAN
Dr. Joseph H. Saunders, who
for two or threa years has been
practicing his profession in Kver
etts, came to Williamston yester
day. He was expected the first of
the month, having made arrange
ments and perfected a partnership
with I)r. H. B. York, but, was
delayed on account of the illness
and death ofjhis sister, in which
breavement he has the sympathy of
While Dr. Saunders is a new
man to our town people, in a pro
fessional way he is well known by
many of them. While in Everetts
he made miny [friers and built
up a large practice, and is known
to a large portion of the people of
the county as an excellent physi
The firm of York & Siunders,
physicians and surgeons, will *be
strong one. Their offiices will
be equipped with the very latest
appliances for treating the different
Dr. Saunders is extended a cor-
his many friends wish -
him mu;h success in bis new field.