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VOL. X. NO. 22
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Married in Portsmouth
On February 16th., at 4 o'clock
in the afternoon, at the home of
htr brother, Miss Hennie Waldo,
daughter of Judge J. T. Waldo, ol
Hamilton, N. C., became the bride
of Mr. M. W. Ballard. Rev. C L
Read, ot Williamston, performed
the ceremony. The wedded pair
left on the 6 o'clock steamer for
Washington City. They will re
tnrn in a few days to the home
of the groom, nfear Williamston.
♦ IN HEnORIAM
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On Feburary 17th., 1909, The
Thomas B. Haughton Chapter,
Daughters of the King, of the
Church of the Advent, William
ston, N. C., sustained a great loss
in the death of Mrs. Bayard Thur
man Cowper,- one of its charter
She was an earm*st christian and
Joyal churchwoman. In the buoy
ancy of her young life, she was
constant in her tender and sym
pathetic ministrations to those who
needed her care.
We, The Daughters of the King,
feel that we have been bereft of a
personal friend, long tried, and
dear to us. whose place in our hearts
and counsels it will be difficult to
We commend her sorrowing ones
to the God all grace, and we re
mind ourselves and them of the
legacy granted to us in the lives of
those who have been faithful, and
find solace in the thought that she
has entered into the presence of the
King to enjoy the rest that remains
for the people of God.
IDA HASSET.L JEFFRESS,
FY.UABIMI S. GORDON,
LOUISE MAVO LAMB.
| '• Committee.
Another "foifcn ih Martiri
Representative StuWte has se
cured the passage a bill to create
the town of Befcr Grass in Martin
County. The people in that sec
tion looking for bigger and better
days, asked for the incorporation.
It is in a good farming country, but
remote from any railroad or boat
b live- The new town will increase
'fmj the number to eleven in the County.
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DEATH OF MRS.
Mrs. Jones was the Chil
dren's Friend —The Re
ward of the Faithful is
The death of Mrs. Pitt Jones, as
■she was familiarly known, occurred
•on Sunday morning Februery 14th.
j Tho'it was known that she had been
! critically ill for about ten days, yet
| the news of her death came as a
shock to hei many friends. Mrs.
j Jones had been singularly blessed
with good health; the illness which
caused her decease was the .only
very serious or extended sickness
in her life At her bedside during
the last days of her earthly life,
were her only sister, Mrs. Kate Lee
Hudgens, of Portsmouth, Va., and
her three devoted sons, Win. Pitt
Jones Marshal Morton Jones and
Thomas Darden Jones. She was
living at Hamilton with the young
est son, Darden, who is just reach
ing manhood. The only other im
mediate relatives, were two brothers
'living too remote to reach her—G.
j M. Lov.ejoy, of Birmingham, Ala ,
andj. M. Lovejoy, of Beaumont,
The burial was from St. Martin's
j Episcopal Church which Mrs. Jones
1 loved so devotedly and served so
gladly; and the body was laid to
rest beside her husband in the
Hamilton Cemetery. The church
was filled with loving friends and
the grave was a mass of floral trib
utes to the memory of this woman,
whose life for twenty years ha 9
been a benediction to the commun
ity in which she lived. In token
of the blessing which her life, had
been, the choir sang at the grave
the Long Metre Doxology: "Praise
God from whom all blessings
flow." It was touching to see the
children at the grave pay the trib
ute of their uncontrollable tears to
the memory of the children's great
A Valentine Party
One of the prettiest entertain
ments of tbe season was the Valen
tine Party given Saturday after
noon at the home of Mrs J. S. Tur
The guests were received by' t Miss
Katie Blount who pinned upon each
a crimson heart and ushered them
into the parlor. Here "hearts" in
great profusion wfere used in decora
tion. Miss Annie Mizell directed
[the games and many were tbe peals
of laughter heard as the blind fold
ed participants tried to pierce the
centre of the large hearts pinned
upon the curtain. Blind Cupid of
ten shoots his arrows so wide the
• From the parlor the guests re
paired to the dining room haying
their '"hearts" pierced by arrows
at the door by Mrs. A. R Dunning,
Dainty refreshments consisting
of heart shaped sandwiches, cakes
and lemonade or coffee were served,
the tables being tastefully decorat
ed with runners of crimson hearts
and spring flowers. Mrs Simpson
presided at the candy table and put
"sea foam" in packages so rapidly
that 'twas "all gone" long before
the guests departed.
Quite a neat sum was realized for
the church carpet fund and much
credit, is due Mrs. Turner for her.
fleyer management Of V\t fihteflflftl
incut. It Is the purpose of the
ladies to continue these entertain
ments throughout the year, as they
Pifieules for the Kidreys are
little golden globules which act
directly on the kidneys. A trial
will convince you of quuk results
fcyr Backache Rheumatism, Lum
bago and tired wornout feeling.
30 days' trial SI.OO. Tljey purify
the blood. Sold by Chase's Drug
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WILLIAMSTON, N. C., FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, igog.
ROBERSONVILLE NEWS ITEMS
People Coming and Going--As Qathered By Our
By JOHN D. EVERETT
Mr. Toe Barnhill visited in Ever
Robert Salsbury, of Hassell, was
Mrs. A. E Gray visited in Hamil
ton last wtek.
Mr. R. E. Grimes went to Rich
Mr. J. D. Rawls, of Hassell, was
in town Sunday.
Mrs. S. F Everett, of Everetts,
was here Sunday.
Mr. Russell Teel, of Williamston,
was here Sunday.
Mr. I. S. Thompson, of Graham,
was here' Sunday.
Master Ashlev Benton Manning
is on the sick list.
Mr. Warren Thompson went to
Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Salsbury
were here Thursday.
Little Miss Clara Ross was on
the sick list last week.
Mr. Eddie Roberson was-in town
Sunday from Everetts.
Mr. L. E. Corey, of Williamston
spent Sunday in town.
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Coftield spent
Sunday in the country.
Miss Daisy Wynn, of William
ston, was iu town Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. J. 11. Roberson
visited in the country Sunday.
Miss Allie G. Little is visiting
Mrs. J. H. Robersou this week.
Messrs Willie aud Jack Taylor
made a trip to Oak City Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Lanier, of
Everetts, spent Sunday in town.
Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Baily and
children went to Everetts Saturday.
Miss Lisbie Coburn has been"j
visiting MTSs" Annie Mooring a few )
Died 011 February 15th 1909, at
her home near Williamston, Kli/a
beth, wife of Joseph H. Cherry, af-1
ter an illness of ten days with 1
pneumonia. She was born near
Edenton, N. C., 011 December 14th.
1871. On the death of her parents,!
William and Penelope Harris, she
with her sister, Nancy, came to
Martin County to live with her
uncle, William Speight. From his
home she went to that of Mr. and
i Mrs. M. W. Ballard, and was ten-"
derly reared as a child of the family.
At the age she was
; wedded to Joseph H. Cherry, oi
Martin County, and one little child
came to bless the uuion. But God
lent the little one only a few days,
then took it home. All the mother
ly tenderness of her heart was given
to her nephew, Ralph Harris,
whom she had cared since he was a
Several years ago, Mrs. Cherry j
made her residence in Hamilton, N. ,
C., where by untiring energy and j
faithful seivice she soon won the;
hearts of the people. She was a
communicant of the Episcopal
Qhurch at Hamilton, and remained •
Hue to tile cause of Him who had :
promised her: "I will never leave
nor forsake tbee. ! ' Those who j
know her best) speak" words of]
praise lor the brave,' loviug heart
now resting beneath the sod. A ,
husband and sister, Mrs. Nancy
Bay nor, survive her. A
The funeral services were con
ducted from the Church of the Ad
vent by the rector, Jlev. W.J. Gor
don, the choir siaging Iter favorite
Mrs. D. F. Roberson is spending
the week with Mrs. Ed Purvis near
.Miss Hattie James and Lucy Rid
dkk, of Everetts, were in town
Messrs. Geo Daniel and Jesse
Crisp, of Oak City, spent Sunday
night in town.
* Messrs. J. S. Davenport and H.
A Rogers, of Everetts, were in
Misses Sallie Smith, Era Rawls
and Fannie Bullock are on the sick
list th s week.
Minnie Bryan, of Gold
Point, was the guest of Miss Annie
Mrs. Arthur Roberson and little
daughter spent Sunday with her
mother in the country.
Me>srs. Jasper Everett, Willie
Taylor and Fiinkie Crofton, of
Gold Point, were here Sunday.
Mioses Pattie Lanier and Kuzelia
Kiddick, of Everetts, spent Sunday
with Misses Marie and Eva Perkins
Mrs. Fannie Stalling; and chil
dren, of Jamesville, were the guests
of Mrs. E. T. Andrews last week.
Rev. E. C. Andrews, of Ply
mouth, filled his regular appoint
ment at the Baptist Church Sun
Mr. and Mrs. Cartwright Taylor
andf Misses Minta Bonner and Ora
Taylor, of Oak Grove, were here
Miss Kowena Holliday lias re
turned to her home in Hamilton,
! after spending some time with rela
God said: "Remember the Sab
b»th day to keep it holy. "What
J does it mean" to keep it holy?" Is
I this law less binding than any other
of God's laws?
hymn, "Jesus I my cross have
taken." Interment at the Baptist
Cemetery. The active pall bearers
were: Jolin L). Biggs, Arthur An
derson, N. S. I'eel, F. F. Kagan,
J. W. Anderson and Alon/.o Ilas
' Jury List, March Term ol Court.
J. B. Allen, H. Baily.
Henry S. Hardisor., Charles 1,.
Theo. Roberson, W. M. Perry,
R. N. Griffin.
M. W. Bissell, S. C. Griffin,
Kphraim Peel. J. L. I'eel.
John T.jHadley, W. P. Bowen,
IJavan Rogerson, Benjaman Ward.
J. W. Anderson, Joel Bennett,
J. W. Cowaq, Geo. N. Gurganus,
i W. T. Meadows, Joseph A. Rober-
I son. ■■ -
W. J. Ausbon, J. M. Hdmond
-1 son, J. I. Britton.
S. I Grimes, W. T. Prieej T.
W. Roberson, Wiley Rogerson.
- POPI.AR Point.
i }. L. Ballard.
J. M. Coburn, W. Everett,
Jr., A. W. Salsbury, ). M. S. Sals
bury, J. Henry Taylor.
J. B. Barfield, Julius Bennett.
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IN THE SOUTH
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Strange Malady Makes its
Presence Known in the
South--Caused by Eat
ing Spoiled Maize.
The South, it seems, ha* become
the victim of its owirpalatable corn.
For countries the medical fraternity
of the Old World has dealt with a
disease produced, say, by eat
ing spoiled corn, or maize The
presence of this disease in the South
has recently been discovered by Dr.
C. H. Lavinder.of the Marin i Hos
pital Service. No doubt people
have died with the milady; but
doctors failed to properly diaguose
the ca«e. In the Old World the
trouble is known as "Pallagra',
and I)r. Lavinder has so designated
the Southern malady*
Corn is rendered imperfect by
gathering before maturity, thus
causing a parasite to develop there
in. Meal made from this maize
wiil produ .e in extreme cases cach
exia or insanity. The disease is
usually periodic—appearing in the
spring and' seen very little in the
winter. "The disease usually be
gins with gastro —intestinal .distur
bances," says Dr. Lavinder, "fol
lowed shortly by the erythema of
the skin and in a brief while there
is more or less involvement of the
nervous system. It is both endemic
l>r. Lsvinder thinks that the
maize crop of recent years must
have indergone a serious change,
as the disease is evidently of recent
origin. The greater bulk of the
corn in the South is, no doubt, of
good quality, but an enormous per
centage of the meat used is ground
from western corn. Frequently car
loads of such corn have been re
fused by the consignee ou account
of its imperfect condition—not even
fitted to feed any kind of stock.
Meal handled by the dealer is gen
erally of poor quality, though the
best offered for sale by the whole
sale merchant If the Southern
people could sul)sist wholely on ttie
home grown product, there might
be less diseases to baffle the medi
cine men. There is so much adul
teration in the foodjj sold, though
the pure food law has somewhat
"I'allagra" is said to be more
prevalent among the j>oort r classes
in the rural districts, .who so often,
(taking Dr. Lavinder as authority,)
boil rneal in salt water. The Ital
ians call this preparation "polen
tia." Meal is used mostly in the
South to make the "pones of
bread," so extensively used. To
subsist mainly on meal seems need
less in this day of vegetables, and
"polentia" is not used to the extent
that Dr. I,avinder fears. Vet there
is cause for alarm, if spoiled corn
can produce such grave trouble as
A Pleasant Evening
Friday night a gay crowd of the
younger set met at the home of
Mrs. A. S. Coffield, having been
invited to be her guests for the even
ing. Hearts, big and little placed
here, and there indicated that St.
Valentine was the pitron saint of
the happy throng. Kighteen were
present, making nine couples. The
selection o£ a partner by the young
men Was done by drawing a,
shaped card, from a box, and the
girl Viflvlng the card with the senti
ment expressed thereon complete,
had a partner for ths evening.
Games, laughter and song filled the
hours, and everything went merry
as a mariiage bell. Delightful re
freshments were served by the
host»ss, who enters so pleasantly
into the joys of the young people
adding to their cup of happiness by
opening her home so
and welcoming them there.
?[.oo a Year 111 Advaace
AT GREENSBORO \
Mrs. Jennie Moore Cow
per Died EArly Wednes
day Morning of Heart
The death of Jennie Moore Cow
per at her home in Greensboro, N,
C., on the morning of February the
17th , removes from our midst a
woman loved and admired by a
host of friends throughout the
State. She was born the second
child of James Edwin and Jennie
Sykes Moore at Williamson 011
September 23rd. 1576. Buoyant
with hope—full of joy—loyal to
friends—speaking 110 ill of others—
the less fortunate
she grew to womanhood and found
a warm place in the hearts of those
who knew her. Htr mental attain-,
ments were of unusual merit, and
possessing a highly artistic tempera
ment, she became a cultivated mu
sician, loving her chosen work as
few women have. N
In July 1904, she was married to
Bayard Thurtnan Cowper, of Gates
ville, N. C.# and for some mouths
they made their home in William
ston, later removing to South Car
olina and thence to Greensboro.
Two little .boys have l»een given
them—now they must know not a
mother's love. For a number of
years she had been a commuicant of
the Episcopal Church, and inter
ested herself in every phase of its
work. As organist of the church
for years, she was faithfu 1 , giving
always the best that was in her. In
the home of her adoption, she had
enlisted heartily in the work of the
parish to which she had allied her
self-, being president of the Woman's
Mrs. Jennie Moore, her mother,
Messrs. Clayton and Maurice Moore
and Mrs. W. H. Harrell, brothers
and sister, together with the faith
ful husband and innocent children,
are left to feel their loss more keenly
as the years go by.
The remains were brought here
from Greensboro on Thursday, ac
companied by Mr. Cowper, Mrs,
Moore, Clayton Moore, Master Geo.
11. Kent, the little Cowper boys
and Mr. llolloman Auditor of the
Southern Life and Trust Company.
At 11 o'clock today (Friday),
the funeral services were conducted
from the Episcopal Church. A
large concourse of friends and ac
quaintances assembled to pay the
last mark of respect, following to
the grave in the Moore plot in the
Baptist Cemetery. Kev. W. J.
Gordon, rectorof the church, read
the service for the burial of the
dead. The pupils of the Graded
School inarched in a body to the
cemetery, thus paying tribute \to
her who was the first teacher *
music at the school and the husband
who was the school'sf-first principal.
No sweeter expressions of love (or
the dead and sympathy for the
stricken ones has ever been given
here, than that found in the numer
ous and handsome floral offerings,
which came from this and other
states. She loved the beautiful in
nature and art, and it was fitting
to cover her letting pLace w th
earth's choicest 110 .vers.
1 — A Correction
J'llC dfs}>ateli to the NrWi and -*•
Observer from Greensboro stat'ing
that Mrs. Cowpei's death was
caused from the excessive use of
chloroform, was untrue. She had
but was free from its influence when
her mother saw her just before re
tiring. The examining physician
stated that death was from heart
failure produced by cramps or
neuralgia. It is annoying that snch
a report should get into print, and
! friends of the family are anxious
I that it should be corrected.