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■ VOL. X. NO. 25
Notwithstanding a disagreeable
afternoon, on March 3d, six of the
enthusiastic memlxrs enjoyed the
hospitality of Mrs. Whteler Martin
wljo presided in the absence of the
The hall, the reception and dining
rooms were artistically decorated
in the national colors, and minia
ture flags were displayed in unex
pected places, —the scheme was
carried ont more effectivly in the
glow of many candles. On each
programme appeared a hand paint
ed flag of the importantnation.
aud penning on the word "nation
as a suffix, many unheard of and
undiscovered countries sprang into
being at the twinkling of an eye.
Miss Mizell (Nation) was
awarded the first prize—a small
suit ccse containing chocolate to
sustain her in her travels. Miss
Brown was given the' second prize,
a box of papei to transmit illumi
nations to those le't behind.
While partaking of the delightful
repast, which consisted of ovsters,
tuikev, ham, salad, olives, breads,
gelatine with cream, cake and
coffee —a veritable galaxy of the
nation were looking down upon the
scene. Mess. Wheeler Martin and
C. H Godwin were honor guests
of the club.
St. Andrew's Brotherhood
Mr. John G. Brngaw. Jr.. of
Washington, Council Member of
St. Andrew's Brotherhood for
North and South Carolina, made an
address at the Episcopal Church on
Monday nipht. It is the desire of
the-rector to form a Chapter here
at an early date, and Mr. Bargaw's
address was a clear setting forth of
the aims and objects of brotherhood.
Another meeting will be held in
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My Trip to Oklahoma
(By J. W. Perkins)
Leaving Robersonville February
23rd, I arrived in Richmond., at 8
o'clock that night Tne next
morning I boarded the C. it O. for
St. Louis, Mo., via Chaflottsville,
Huntington. Ya., and Thunnan.
W. Va. The route runs through
the Allegheny mountains and the
scenery is magnificent, especially
to one who had never before seen
it. Then the line of travel led
through Huntington Ky., touch
ing Ohio, thence back to the
Kentucky side onto Marysville.Ky.
Following the Ohio river for
several tniles, arivirg at Cincinnati
at 5 o'clock. There I took the
B & O. direct for St. Louis.
Froui St. Louis the line led along
the Missouri river for 225 miles
Some of the bluffs along this river
are 150 feet high and have the
appearance of being hewn down.
I reached Kansas City at 9 P. M.
ion the 25th. The wheat crop,
I though it is rather early to tell
[ much of it, looks fine—the days
; have been warm aud the growth has
J been rapid.
While in Kansas City, I looked
| in at the stock yards, where thous
ands of hogs, cattle and slnep are
slaughtered every day. It is a won
deiful sight to see the rapidity of
the work. Leaving Kansas City
February 24; h , I passed through
the State, and saw some of the
finest lands uiy eyes ever beheld
That night at v 9:is I reached
Mu-kogee, Okla., where I will
spend some time.
Kills Wwld-Be Slaver
A. merciless murderer is Appen
dicitis with many victims. But I)r.
King's New Lite Pills kill it by
prevention. They geutly stimulate
stomach, liver and bowtls, prevent
irg that clogging that invites ap
peodicitis, curing Constipation,
Biliousness, Chills, Malaria, Head
ache and Indigestion. 25c at All
WILLIAMSTON, N. C.. FRIDAY, MARCH 12, 1909.
Griffins Township is noted for
p:ide in the public schools.
body is interested, so when the
schools close there is always much
interest in the ext-rcises.
On last Friday this intersest was
manifested at the Lilly School
House, where Mrs. Allie Griffin
Roberson had been teaching for the
past term. The program consisted
ot a literary addsess by Rev. Asa
J. Manning, and a splendid selec
tions of recitations, dialogues, etc.
The careful training of the pupils
was shown in every piece rendered,
and the aydietice was delighted.
The standard of the public
schools has been raised greatly
within the pa-t twenty years in
Martin County. The educational
revival which has swept North
Carolina, has produced better teach
ers, more interest on the part of the
parents and higher ambition in the
breasts of the children. The rate
of improvement will be greater for
the coming years, and 110 boy or
girl ne. d stay in the realm of igner
It Sivsd His Leg
"All thought I'd lose my leg,"
writes J. A. Swen«on, Watertown,
WST, "Ten years of eczema, that
15 doctors con Id not cure, had at
last laid me up. Then Bucklen's
Arrica Salve curel it sound and
well." Infallible for Skin Erup
tions, Eczema, Salt Rluum, Boils,
Fever Sores, Burns, Scalds, Cutß
and Piles. 25c at All DrjaggUSJte-
The fame of Ireland's patron saint
will be celebrated on March 19th.
at tlTe home of Mrs. J. S. Turner
on Main Street. The little folks
will l>e welcomed from 4 to 6 o'clock
in the afternoon. Admission 10 cts.
each; at night tile older children anil
grown-up folks will be entertained
at the Roanoke Hotel. Admission
17 cents. Every body is invited
to attend, have a good time and
help in a worthy cause.
St. Patrick's Day
A Fine Sermor
Rev. Bertram E. Brown, of
boro. preached 011 Tuesday night
at the Episcopal Church. Mr.
Brown has recemly accented the
rectorship of Calvary Church, Tar
boro, going there from the Diocese
He fully sustained his reputation
as a strong preacher— showing
earnestness in every word, whether
in praver, reading, or exhortation.
He selected his text from (the 7th.
chapter of Job —"My lite Hswiiter
than a weaver's shuttle*'. Inhlain,
simple language he pictured' the
weaving of a soul for God His gift
of lift, the warp, alid man's habits,
the woof that make* the bundle of
tapestry to be unrolled before the
Judge at the final reckoning 011
Wtontsdav afternoon, Mr. Brown
held services again, leaving on the
6 O'l lock train for Plymouth.
We say without hesitation that
I)e Witt.s Kidnev and bladder Pills
are uneqiialed for weak kidneys,
backache, inflammation of the blnd
d>r rud all urinary disorders They
art artiseptc and act ptomptly. We
s 11 and recommend them Chafe's
Drug Store; Brigg's D.iug Sloie.
Death Ot Mrs. Leegett
Mrs." Leggett, wife of the late
Blount Leggett, died on S'inday
afternoon al tlie home of her
daughter. The deceived had been
in ietble health for some time
A number of she connect
ed herself with ihe Episcopal
Church. The furival services were
conducted at Oakdale Cemetery by
Rev. W. J. Gordon—the Church
choir rendering appropriate select
ions A large family of children mul
grand children survive her, anions
them being Mrs. Sophia Gurganu
and Mrs..Joe Cowan
Tltt Lifld 6low Of Doom
sfceii in the red face, hands and
b' dykjf the little son of H. M.
A'ladfcs, .of Henrietta, Pa His
awful plight from eczema had, for
five years, befied all remedies and
baffled the best doctors, who said
the poisoned blood had affected his
lungs and nothing could save him.
"But." writes his mother, "seven
bottles of Klectric Bitters completely
cured him " For Eruptions, He
zema, Salt Rheum, Sores and all
Blood Disorders and Rheumatism
Klectric Bitters is supreme. Only
50c. Guaiauteed by All Druggists.
WilHamston Graded School.
Week ending March 5, 1909
Daisy Manning, Oille Meadows
Leona Page, Richard Smith,
Perley Perry, Ophelia Hoard
! I.va Pe» le, Stephen Roberson,
( tscar Anderson, Ethel Carson.
MRS. C. M. Lanikv,
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Woods I.iver Medicine is a liver
r gulator which brings quick
i relief to sick headache,constipation,
i iliousne-s and other symptoms of
liver disorder. Particularly recom
11,ended for Jaundic,Chills, Fever,
Malaria. The #I.OO size contains
2\i times as much as the 50c size.
Sold by Chase's Drug Store
Carolina Literary Society
The following' program was
rendered at the meeting of the
Society on March sth., as previous}
ly arranged by the commite'%'
Subject, "North Carolina Presi
"Andrew Johnson," Emma
Roberson; "James K. Polk," Snsie
Purvis; "Atidrttw Johnson, the
Tailor in Raleigh," Myrtle Woolard
"Andrew Johnson's visit to Ral
eigh," Eva Gainur.
Near Deal* in Big Pond
It was a thrilling experience to
M rs. Ida Soper to facedeath. 'For
years a severe lung trouble gave
me intense suffering," she writes,
"and several times nearly caused
mv*death. All remedies tailed and
doctors saki I incurable .Then
I)r. King's New Discovery brought
quick belief and a cure so perma
nent that I have not been troubled
in twelve years." Mrs. Soper lives
in Big Pond, Pa. It works won
ders in Coughs and Colds, Sore
Luugs, Hemorrhages, LaGrippe,
Asthma, Croup, Whooping Cough
and al] Bronchial affections/ 50c
and sr.oo. Trial bottle free.. Guar
anteed by All Druggist*. N
MissOra Taylor was in town
Mr. R. T. Purvis went to Hamil
Mr. George Dauiel, of Oak City,
was here Monday.
Mr J. FZ. Birnhill, of lCveretts,
was in town Tuesday.
Mr. Thos. Johnson, of Palmyra,
was in town Tuesday.
Little M nrgueietta Everett is on
the sick list this week.
Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Roberson
went to Ilassell Sunday.
Miss Hattie Janus is visiting
Mrs, Ed. James this week.
Miss Seltua Everett spent Sunday
with Miss Nina Roberson.
Dr. and Mrs. Ward are keeping
house 011 Main Street noiv.
Mr A. R. Dunning was here
from Williamston Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs J. C. Robertson
went to Williamston Tuesday.
Mrs. Ward, of Wilson, is visiting
her >on, Dr. J. E. Ward, this week.
Mr. Theodore Cox, of Winter
ville, was a visitor here this week
Miss Lvdia Roberson spent Sat
nrday and Sunday in Winterville
Mr. Tlios. Roßerson made atrip
to Gold Point and lla*sell last
Messrs Ayers and Tripp, of
Washington, were hereon business
Mr. Bennett, of Hyde County
ba* been visiting his daughter, Mrs
Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Little, of
Pitt Cnnnty. are the guests of Mrs.
J. H. Roberson.
Mrs. W. L. Reddick of William
ston, is the gueit of Mr. and Mrs.
D H. Roberson.
Quite a number of people from
here attended the sale of the late
A posse was here Monday night
in pursuit of the negro who murder
ed Mr. Davenport of Grindool last
Miss Minta IVviiftef, who has been
teaching near here, has closed her
school and returned to her home in
Dr. Hargrove has just received a
handsome automobile. It never
grows tired and no distance is too
long for it.
The Sunday School ;it Smith's
school house, conducted by Mr. W.
A Ross, is attracting goodly num
bers Several of the young people
from town attended Sunday The
greatest book in the world is the
Bible Every one should be a
student of the Divine Word.
The best known pills and the
best pills made are Dewtt's Little
Early Risers- They arc small, easy
to take, gentle *nd certain, and are
sohlbv Chase's Drugs S'.ore; Bigg's
Best to Pay Taxes
Delinquents in the payment of ttx
in Martin County are given notice
that Sheriff Crawford is after tax
money and that they must pay up
at once. 1
The Sheriff says that in a few
days he will begin to levy on
property for taxes unpaid, and will
garnishee parties not having paid
poll taxes. He expects to employ
extra help so as to J£ush tke work,
aihd says that he means business.
Most women who have bad
coinplex ions have dvsppsin nr—at
least indigestion, which eventually
will become dyspepsia. To have
fine, fair skin and healthy, rosy
cheeks you have to have first of all
good, healthy, perfect digestion in
order that you may have rich red
blood. Keep your stomach well by
taking Kodol for Dyspepsia and in
digestion occasionally—just when
you need it. . It is pleasant to take.
Sold Drug Store; Bigg's
Drugstore, v '
Si.oo a •'Year in Advance
Transplanting of Trees
and Large Shrubs.
The prophecy that puzzled Mac
beth with its flat impossibility—
coming ot Htrnain Wood to Dun
f-inane which developed into tha
tame makeshift of carrying sime
snnpped-ofT branches could now
adays be carried out in a fairly
literal wav with the aid of modern
tree-moving apparatus and a gang
of expert tree-movers, and Macbeth
could be made to see an array *\f
good-sized trets coining up agairst
In recent years great advances
over the know ledge and practice of
the past have been made along this
line. And it is cm ions (hat, al
though one becomes accustomed to
finding in the Bble or in Shakes
peare more or h ss reference to t very
possible subject, tli\*y are both st-
I lent on the iuo\ing and transplai t
ling of trees. Trees arc spoken f
as planted and pruned and grown,
and the axe is lard to tluir to ts
and tliev are cut down, but they
-are 4w-vef -described- ajr p cKT'd lTjr
Trees up to a diameter of twelve
inches at a foot above the ground
may readily be moved with the aid
of apparatus The M/e tliat
be moved without sj ecial apparatus
depends upon ihe facility and sk U
of the mover. It it largely a mat
ter of weight. A tree from five to
ii>>ht inches in diameter, with the.
proper ball of earth, say, six tett
lacross and twoaudahdt test deep',
about its roots, wtighs from tbr e
toiive tons. It thus becomes a
matter of men and sledges and skill.
Even with small tree.; it is not at ail
the simple matter of going out (>e
fore breakfast and shifiing half a
dozen or so and looking around for
more. Moving can be readily done,
and if the tree be well chosen ai d
the niethols good there should be
but a small percentage of sub-e
--xtent 10-s; but moving is never an
With unlimited expenditure
practically any tree may now be
moved, but the expense rises by
geometrical progression as the size
increases, and the probability of
vigorous life in the new location
grows less after a diamater of six
inches or so is reached.
It is really safer, even with reg
ular movers to chose tre?s below
the twelve - inch size A trans
planted trfee should hot only live,
but grow, and a small one is likely
to retain vigor in its new place,
whereas a larger one is liable,
through the inevitable cutting of ,
considerable length of roots; to los-j;
so much vitility as to retard its
growth for years. Thereby it in. y
readily happen that a small tree
wUI pass a laiger one in the
race for size.
It is often a matter of whether
one plants for today or foi ten years
forward. Yet it should never tie
forgotten that size is from the fir>t
an important tlenient, and that,
when it can l>e done with safety,
the setting out of a tree twenty or
thirty feet high, instead of, ten, s
a time-competing j lan, f r > e-.r»
are thus gained in the looks of the
It is often an excellent idea to
set out small, slow-growing av.d
permanently desirtd trees, such as
oaks, with a number of large ar«l
fast-growing trees, such as poplars,
with the intent to cut down the-e
poorer ones as soon as the ot,hfs
shall be large enough for the neces
Of all our trees the maples, and
especially the sugar and Norway
maples, are t'ue most easily an I
safely transplanted- Next comes
the lordly and graceful elm, an 1
among others readily transplanted
artMhe hor-e chestnut and ash, the
catalpa, the linden and the pin oak.
This noble oak is the most tas'y
transplanted of all its k ind, an i L
oaks in general it should be '.said
that it is rar.ly safe to move the n
when they have attained a height
greater than eight feet. —Selected..
—Tlris is the most dangerous time
of the year to catch cold, and it is
the hardest time to cure it. If you
should take a cold, a few doses of
Kennedy's Laxative Cough Syrnp
will act very promptly. Its laxa
tive principle cures the cold by
driving it from the system by a
gentle but natural action of the
bowls. Children Syrup, as it tastes
so good, nearly like maple sugar.
It is sold by Chase's Drug Store;.
BrijfK's Drug Store.