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VOL. IX. NO. 50 ,
ROBERSONYILLE NEWS ITEMS
Graded School Opening, an Efficient Corps of Teach
er—the Stork Visits two Homes—Baseball
News—People Coming and Going
Bv JOHN D. EVERETT
The third year of the Graded
School began Monday, August 31.
In spite ot an almost continuous
downpour of rain, the enrollment
for the first day was far in • excess
of any previous attendance on
opening day. This means that the
pupils aud patrons are earnest in
their desire to secure the advantage
of an education. This is as it
should be —a good beginning is
half the battle, it they will mani
fest the same interest i 1 regularity
of attendance throughout the year,
they will reap a rich reward in .the
Perhaps the greatest factor in
bringing the school up to its pres
ent standard is the hearty co
operation of patrons, pupils, aud
teachers. The trustees have been
very careful to employ only those
teachers in whom every one could
place the utmost confidence, aud
who are especially adapted to their
It is the purpose of the officers
and teachers in the light of past
experience, to make this the best
. year in the history of the school
This mean that they are trying
to'do a greater work for the chil
dren, who are to be the future
citizens of this country
The patron.; and friends of the
school are always welcome visitors.
The more you know of your in
stitution the stronger friend you
will be and the more you can help
your children Your attitude to
ward the school will very largely
detirmine the benefit that tbey will
derive from their instructors.
Let us determine to give this
year to the children the very best
*n every wav that we are capable
of, and eternity above can measure
Mr. Van Gray was in town Sun
Mr. Robert Salsburv. of Hassell,
was in town Sunday.
Miss Blanche Roberson spent
Saturday in Hassell.
Annie Roberson, of Norfolk, is
visiting relatives here.
Mr. L B. ,v ynn, of Willliamston
was in town Thursday.
Mr. W. U. Tompsou was in town
Saturday and Sunday.
Mr. A. T. Perkins, of Washing
ton, was in town Sunday.
Mr. J. R. Carson of Bethel now
has charge of the market*
Miss Isabel Morton returned
from Williamston Saturday.
Dr. and Mrs. Nelson spent Sun
day with relatives in Edgecombe.
The second largest tobacco sale
of the season was made Wednesday.
Mr. J. C. Robertson has been
kept in several days with a lame
The tennis court near the depot
seems to be a popular resort for the
Mrs. M. L. James of Everetts.
pame Tuesday to see her little sick
nephew, the son of Mr. C. James.
The friends and subscribers of
THE ENTMPKISE were glad to
greet the Editor here Wednesday.
Mrs. Iredell Brown of Williams
?■' ton, who has been visiting friends
in the country, returned home
Simon Everett left Wednesday
for M argon ton to attend the school
lor the deaf. This ie bis tenth
t year in that school. After this
year he hopes to enter college.
Mr. A. E. Gray was quite ill
last week, but is much improved
Mrs. J. H. Roberson and little
son Vance spent Tuesday in Tar
Miss Blanche Davenport return
ed to her home in Jamesville Sat
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Rawls and
family visited friends in the country
Mr. J. C. Robertson went to
Norfolk Monday and returned
Miss Hillie Meade, of Weeksville
came Monday to Mrs. J. C.
Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Roberson
j spent a pleasant day in the coun
-1 try Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Robertson
attended the Union at Scotland
Mrs. J. C. Robertson attended
the Union Meeting at Scotland
j Neck Sunday.
A game of base ball with the
Turkey Swamp team is announced
for Friday next.
Miss Fefie Riddiek, of Williams
ton, is the pue«st of .Miss Nina Rob
erson this week.
Mrs. Riddiek is spending a few
days at the home of her father Mr.
W. F. Roberson.
Mr. Milton Highsmith has just
purchased a new engine and boiler
for pi :king peanuts.
Miss Allie V. Rives of Greenville
is visitiug her aunt Mrs. Julius
Outterbridge this week.
Miss Lillian Smith and Mr. Jas
per Johnson were the guests of Miss
Blanche Daniel Sunday.
The Little Misses Rievs of Green
ville are visiting theif cousin Miss
Louise Rives of this place.
Misses Blanche Davenport and
Emma Robertson attended the ball
game at Bethel last Friday.
Mr. W. L. Johnson and son
Arthur went to Tarboro Monday
to visit Mr. Johnson's sister.
Mr. Allen Ausbon aud his sister
Vadis attended the Union in Ply
mouth Saturday and Sunday.
Judge Ross had a busy day in
court Monday, the result of trouble
among the "brothers in black."
Miss Hilda Crawford who has
been visiting friends in town is
is now visiting her uncle in the
Mr. H. S. Everett and little son
Marvin of Oak City, spent Sunday
with Mr. Everett's mother in the
Two new babies arrived in town
last week. Messrs. J. R. Manning
and Church Barnhill are the happy
Mr. and Mrs. Spier Cochran and
daughter Minnie have just made a
brief visit to friends over the line,
Miss Lvdie Roberson of Gold
Point who has served the school so
acceptably for the past two years
has her classes again.
Mr. Geo. Daniel left Monday
morning for Oak City where be
has accepted a positition as clerk
with Johnson & Everett.
Mr. Thomas Roberson, who has
been quite ill with fever, is some
what improved. His many friends
hope for Sim a rapid convalescence.
(Continued on page 8)
WILLIAMSTON, N. C., FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1908.
HIGHEST IN YEARS
Water was Two Feet Higher Than
In 1901; Damage to Low Land
Crops is Estimated at $20,000,
Besides this Damage the Loss of
Stock Will Be Considerable.
The worst of the high water did not
reach Williamston till Monday and
Tuesday, although for several day
prior to this the water had been
rising gradually amf had by Sun
day overflowed the banks.
This is the hightest water record
ed here for c;ore than ten years,
being two feet higher than in 1901.
The growing crops in the lowlands,
according to good authority, have
been damaged to the extent of
S2O ,000. Cattle and hogs have
been drowned and there willl be a
considerable loss to owners.
The »vater began to fall Wednes
day and is now rapidly running
out. It is possible that the pea
nut crop will not be datnag'd as
much as has been anticipated, but
the corn crop will be damaged
about 75 per cent.
EARLY MORNING WEDDING
Mr. James Grist Staton and Mrs. Fannie Chase Biggs
United in Marriage Bishop Strange and
Rev. Wm. J. Gordon Performed the
Ceremony Left for Bridal
Tour on Morning
The first marriage of Autumn
solemnized in Williamston was that
of Mr James Grjst Staton and Mrs
Fannie Chase Biggs on September
2nd at the Church of the
Ferns, smilax and cut flowers
arranged with simple but graceful
effect beautified the interior of the
church. Asters and ribbons, car
ried out the color scheme of laven
der and white, an immense bell
of white chrysanthemums and car
nations symbolizing the joyousness
of the occasion.«
Promptly at 8:00 a. m. the ushers,
W. T. Meadows and K. B. Craw
ford untied the ribbons the bridal
party entered.amid the strains of
Mendelsohm's Wedding March
rendered by Nannie Smith.
The bride, wearing a goiag-away
gown of prune cloth with hat to
match came up the aisle with her
brothei, Mr. Raleigh I). Carter,
who gave her away. The groom
with Mr. Alonzo Hassell, entered
from the vestry room and joined
the bride at the alter.
The marriage vows were given by
Robert Strange* Bishop of the
Diocese of East Carolina, assisted
byjiev. Wilbam J. Gordon. Af
ter retiring from the the
wedded pair signed the church
register, using a gold mounted
fountain pen the gift of Capt. T.
W: Tilghman, of Wiison.
Mrs. Staton is the daughter of the
late Capt. William Tell Chase of
Lancaster Co., Va., and the sister
of Lieut. Gilbert Chase, of the U. S
Navy. Her attractive personality
has won a host of friends in the
"Old North State", and her broad
charity renders her a helpful l
worker in all that tends to the
moral and material up-lifting of
the town and community.
The groom is one of the most prom
inent young man in Martin County.
Of spendid North Carolina stock,
he combines business sagacity with
a genial presence, is a large
factor in the business world, being
directly interested in every impor
tant enterprise in the community.
Mrs. Staton left for a
Northern tour via the A C. L.
They will be at home after October
ist at "Kelvin Grove" their hand
Ttie Passenger Train Engine De
railed Wednesday Evening.
No One Hurt—Train Delayed
About Three Hours.
As the passenger train was en
tering the town of Robersonville
Wednesday evening the front truck
011 the tender of the engine jumped
the trac*. Fortunately the train
was slowing up and it was soon
brought to a standstill. No one
was hurt The freight train from
Plymouth was waiting on the side
track for the maillto pass. The
frelpht engine was taken to the
wreck and in about an hour and a
half tilt train was pulled
jnto the station, where it was side
tracked until the freight engine
could go to l'armele and get water
and return. The passenger train
waspulltd to Plymouth by the
freight engine where it arrived
about thrte hours late.
some >untry residence near Wil
A arrav of handsome and
appropriate presents from friends
ami relatives marks the esteem in
* which they fne held and congratu
lations were numerous.
CLEVE BAGLEY, COL.,
A!>ont is o'clock Monday Mr. J.
B Waters, the owner of the livery
stable here, while under the influ
ence of liqnor, became offended at
the way he was approached byCleve
Bagl-y and #ut him in the abdo
men Bagley was attended by Dr.
Lloyd, colored, who called Drs.
Saunders and York to assist him.
The wound was, dressed a:ul a tube
put 111 for drainage. It was about
midnight before the bleeding stop
ped, and until this time it was
feared that Bagley would die. He
is n v resting easy and all danger
of his dying from the wound has
The colored population of the
town was greatly upset by the af
fair and for aday 01 two one could
see si uads of them congregated all
about town. Whether anytbmg
serious pas intended is not known
as the crowds were flery silent.
Mr. Waters was given a prelimi
nary trial Tuesday and was bound
over 10 court under a f.200 verified
Don't be afraid to give Cbam
beelain's Cough Remedy to your
children. It contains no opium or
other harmful drug. It always
cures. For sale by All Druggists
and Dealers in Patent Medicine.
Services af M. E. Church"
j Regular services at the Metho
dist Church Sunday, September
the 6th at 11 a. 91. and Bp. m.
Sunday school at 9.45 a. m.
A cordial invitation*to all.
For 1 Sprained Ankle
A sprained ankle may be cured
in about one-third the time usually
required, bv applying Chamber
lain's Fain Balm freely, and giving
it absolute rest. For sale by All
Druggists and Dealer* ih Patent
NEWS FROM THE COUNTY
Social and Other News as Furnished by Our Regular
Correspondents at Everetts, Gold Point,
Mrs. Meyrs has company from
Miss Allice Lawrence is on the
Mrs. Clomau has returned from
Mr. Lyles was a visitor in our
town this week.
Mr. Bruce Sherrod left for War
renton school this week.
Miss Bettieand Lina Mayo have
been visiting Mrs. Snerrod.
Mr. William Grimes was jn town
Sunday from Robersouville,
Mr. Walter Saisbury and wife
have returned from Baltimore.
Rev. T. Lawrence and daughter
Bettie have returned from an ex
ten 'edtrip among the mountains 0f
GOLD POINT ITEMS
Mr. Will Everett was In town
Mr. Jesse Coburn was in toWn
Hogs are dying with the cholera
Miss Mollie Bryan parsed through
here last Saturday.
Sheriff Crawford and Mr. C. I).
"Carstarphen, of Williamstnn were
here last Thursday . ,
*■ There was a barbecue here !at
Thursday which was greatly en
joyed by those present.
Messrs B H. Roberson, J. E
Roberson, Jumes Taylor, Johnnie
Kdmonson and CleVe Ta> IJT left
for Richmond Monday.
Miss Vivi ni RobVrson Uft Mon
day incrma J for
she will be engaged as Music
teacher in tlig Winterville High
Messrs. nvman Warren and C.
H. Roberson will both engage in
the peanut picking business, both
having fitted up with steam engines
and Benthall pickers.
i Mr. J. E. Roberson has given
■ Mrs. Bessie Williams a nice build
ing lot on Main street near Mr. J.
. H. Everetts, and she will have a
house built on this lot instead of on
• Williamston road as previously
At a game of ball played Friday
evening at Hamilton, between the
Gold Point and Hassell team
against Hamilton. Resulted as
follows: Score i to nothing in favor
of|Gold Point and Hassell against
Hon. J. B. Coffield, was in town
Mr. L. B. Wynn was in town
Wednesday. •?■*- . • ,- r
Friends are glad to see Mr.
Fratik Everett out again.
Mr. J. G. Godard of Williams
ton was in town Tuesday.
A large crowd attended the
barbecue here Weudesday.
Mr.#H L. Gardner is home from
Suffolk, Va., for a few days.
W. S Barnhill of Roberonville
was in town Tuesday on business.
Miss Lucy Riddick is spending a .
few days with her Aunt in Roper. ]
s[.oo a Year in Advance
Mr. Robt. Keel is on the sick
' list, friends hope to see him out
Mrs. Fritz Liehte who has been
visiting Mrs. P. James returned
home Wednesday morning.
Mr. W. H Holliday began the
public school here Monday morn
ing with a large attendance.
Mrs. W. Cay Bailey of Stokes,
is visiting Capt. J. E. Roberson on
R. R. Street this week.
Mr G. P. McNaughton ana John
Fraly lett Saturday morning for
Philadelphia, to spend some time.
Mrs. Lucy Mobley who has been
spending snme time with friends
and relatives left Wednesday morn
ing for her home in Plymouth.
D. D. Stalls and J. H. Cherry
left Monday morning for Richmond,
Washington City and New York
on an axtended pleasure trip.
Lands Tranfers lor August
W. K. Clark to W. F. Wynn
4 >£ acres, $350.
W. K. Kbron to M K. Weaver,
160 acres sl.
W. K. Kbron tp A. G. Powell 1
L. B. Peel to E. H. Robersju 50
Bennett Gray to Charles Lee, i
J. M. Letigtt to Mc. 1)1 Leggett
25 acres. S2OO,
C. C. Holliday to H. M. Holli
. day 1 track, $1 25.
f / V Z. Gray to W. E. Gladstone
1 lot, S2OO.
t J. 11. Wynn to A. C. Robuck
125 acres, S3OOO.
M. M. Hardison to VV. W. Rob
] erson 1 track $450.
A. Walker et als to Geo. Bennett
? | 1 tract. $250
H 11. T. Stallingsto W. M. Sykes
1 tract #l4O.
J. E. C. Davis to E V. Stallings
i tract siJoo. , r , rt ,
>■ J. H. Eubanks to IlaisUp I Bros.
1 1 lot, $750.
Oije of the worst features of kid
ney trouble is that it is an insidious
1 disease and before the victim real
-1 izes his danger he may have a fatal
malady. Take Foley's Kidney
Cure at the first sign of trouble afc
it corrects irregularities and pre
vents Bright's disease and diabetes.
C. C. Chase; S. R. Biggs.
Marriage License tor August
W H ITK
R. L Ange to Delia Padgett,
Walter Bock to Sudie O'Mara,
Louis H. Hardison to Bertha May
Gardner, Wiley Phelps to Emma
f Mobley, Maik W'hitaker to Ella
1 * COLORED
lohn H. Drew to Isabella Brown,
Ephraim Wooten to Dorah Brown,
Junius Kbron to Dora Wiggins.
How to holt Appendicitis
Most-victims of appendicitis are
those who are habitually constipat
ed. Orino Laxative Fruit Svrup
cures chronic constipation by stim
ulating the liver and bowels, and
restores the natural action of the
bowels. Orino Laxative Frnit
Syrup does, not naseate or gripe
and is mild and pleasant to take.
Refuse substitutes. C. C. Chase;
S. R. Biggs.
•Wednes*day morning at 11 oclock
Bishop Robert Strange held a con
firmation service in the Chureh of
the Advent, at which time four
candidates were confirmed.
DeWitt's Little Karly Risers are
small pills, easy to take, gentle and
sure. Sold by Chase's Drug Store-
Bigg's Drug Store.