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VOL. X. NO. 52
With an Enrollment of
One Hundred and Sixty-
Three - - Full Corps of
Good -- Music Depart
ment Under Miss Taylor
The Williamston Graded School
opened Monday morning with an
enrollment of one hundred and
sixty three. The campus was alive
with all grades of pupils long be
fore the hour for opening, and
happy greetings were exchanged
between pupils aud teachers, who
had learned to appreciate each
other during the previous term.
The grades will remain practi
cally the same as last year, with
marked changes in the work,
which will en»arge the scope of
usefulness. The- music depart
ment, which is one of the attract
ive features of the school life, i*
again under the superior instruc
tion of Miss Martha Tavlor, of
Leaksville-Spray. The Principal
Z. H. Rose is assisted by Misses
Annie Mizell, Rosena Dowel 1, Lt-la
Brown and Mrs. C. M. Lanier,
each of whom is an experienced
teacher, having given splendid
service last year.
The opening exercises were con
ducted in the auditorium. Prayer
was offered by Prof. R. J. Peel,
Superintendent of Public Instruc
tion for Martin county. Short
speeches were made by S. Justus
Everett, Wheeler Martin and W.
C. Manning, members of the Board
of Trustees. Other members
present were T. J. Smith, C. I).
Carstarphen and Eli Gnrganus.
Each one spoke of the improved
condition of things, and the desire
to have pupils, teachers and trus
tees work together for the best in
the life of the school.
The school building has been
put in a more sanitary condition
and special attention will be given
to keeping it in that state through
the entire term. The Woman's
Betterment Association will aid
materially in trying to render the
school more and more helpful each
year. The prospects for a prosper
ous year are vtry encouraging.
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Death of Mrs. W. L Harrcil
Friends in Williamston will re
gret to learn of tjhe death of Mrs.
W. L. Harrell at her home in
Scotland Neck on Tutsday. She
Is lovingly renumbered a$ Mary
Salsbury, of Hamilton, daughter
of the late R. B. Salsbury and
sister of Sherrod Salsbury. About
ten years-ago she married W. L.
Harrell of Scotland Neck, and
leaves motherless four little chil
dren, one ouly two weeks old.
The fuiiei a! services were con
ducted by Rev. Mr. McFarland,
pastor of the Scotland Neck Bap
tist Church, assisted by Rev.
George Dowell,' who was htr pastor
years ago at Hamilton.
Night On Bald Mountaio
Oti a lonely night Alex. Benton
of Fort Edward, N. Y., climbed
Bald Mountain to the home of a
neighbor, tortued by Asthma, bent
on curing him with Dr. Xing's
New Discovery, that had cured
himself ot asthmas This wonder
ful nudicine .*OOll relieved *aud
quickly cured his neighbor. Later
it cured his son's wife of a. severe
lung trouble. Millions beleive its
the greatest Throat and Lung cure
00 Earth. Coughs, Colds, Croup,
Hemorrhages aud Sore Lungs ate
surely cured by it. Best lor Hay
Fever, Grip aud Whooping Cough.
50c aud SI.OO Trial bottle free.
Guaranteed by All Druggists.
Funny Ads. Without a point.
The fdllowing collections of
freaks in advertising shows what
the misplacing of a word or the
omi>sion of a comma will do in the
wrong construction of\ a sentence:
Wanted—A furnished room by
an old lady with electric lights.
Wanted —A room bv a young
gentleman with both kinds of gas.
Wanted—A room by a young
gentlemau with double doors.
Wanted—Ladies to sew buttons
on the second story of the Smith
& Brown building.
Wanted—A dog by a little boy
wifh pointed ears.
Wanted—A boy who can open
oysters and a reference.
Wanted—A boy to be inside dnd
partly outside the counter.
Wanted—A room for two young
gentlemen about 30 feet long and
20 feet broad.
Wanted —A furnished room by
a lady about 15 feet square.
For Sale—A cow by an old lady
with cripled horns.
For Sale—A farm by an old gen
tleman without outbuildings.
For Sale—A nice mattress by an
old lady full of feathers.
For Sale—A piano by a lady
who is going abroad in a strong
For Sale—A parlor suit by an
old lady stuffed with hair.
For Sale—A cottage by a gentle
man with a bay winbow.
Lost—A green lady's leather
Lost —An overcoat by an old
gentleman lined .with Ted flannel.
Lo.?t —An umbrella by an old
gentleman with a bent rib and a
Notice—A respectable tailor
wants washing 011 Tuesday.
Notice—Annual sale uow going
on; don't go elsewhere to get cheat
ed, come in here.
Wanted—A fourteen vear old
g : rl wants washing.
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CROSS ROADS ITEMS
Miss Lennie Overton went to
G. B. and J. B. Overton went to
Pitt County Sunday.
We are glad to learn that Miss
Glendora Mobley is improving.
Bill Avers, of Has-ells, came
down Saturday night to visit friends.
Miss Dora Corey, of Bear Grass,
spent last week with Miss Bertha
Mrs. J. T. Barnhill, of Everetts,
spent a few days last week with
her mother, Mrs. J. A. Wynne.
Mr. R. Roebuck and Mrs Mcllie
Taylor, of Gold Point, spent Satur
day night with Mrs. J. A. Wynne.
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Meeks of
near Everetts Sunday with
their patents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry
Misses Mamie Taylor aud Pattie
Lauier, of Everetts, spent Saturday
night with Misses Sallie and Nettie
Wy un.. 'J
Misses Ivssie Crandwl and A.
Legy,ett of Pitt spent last
week with Misse* Saflie and Nettie
R.ev. Mr. Summeral'cltsed a very
successful meeting here Sunday
ni>iht. Several new members were
ar'ded to the church roll. Crowds'
attended each service and the in
terest was marked throughout.
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WILLIAMSTON, N. C.. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17. 1909.
Van Gray went to RobersonvilH
Carey Fleming left for Rocky
Miss Laura SaulsbuJ}*spent Sun
day in Roberson vitle.
Eppie Edmondson, of Hamilton,
was here Wednesday.
Paul Edmondson spent a few
days near Parmele last week.
Miss Selma Flemiug left for ttte
1 Normal at Greensboro Wednesday.
We are sorry to state that Mrs.
James H. Rawls is very sick this
1 Miss Dixie Hollowell and Robert
. Salshury spent Sunday at Rober
Several from here and Hamilton
; attended the funeral of Mrs. Ilar-
I rell at Scotland Neck Wednesday,.
Master Roy, Bennie, and Ncr
' man Powell, of Tarboro, spent
Sunday at the home ot Mr. K. I.
Truly. "Something For
To the Young Man or Young Lady Who
Wishes to Take a FREE Business Course
/in Either Biok-Keeolne or Shorthand
and Tvoewrfting at an Up To-Date Bus
■ iness College.
We made arrangements
■ with the American Shorthand and
Business College of Durban, N. C.,
to enter one student in that College
before and not later than September
The certificate that we hold to
' give to some bright young person
1 in this contest is good for and will
1 be accepted, in full payment
for tuition in the above named in
stitution entitling the holder to an
entire course in either Bookkeeping
or Shorthand and Typewriting abso
• lutely FREE without any "htririgs"
We aie going to make somebody
1 a present of this scholarship—an I
pure hard cash, too.
The proposition is briefly this:
We want some new subscribers
Thk Entkrpktsj:. We'll give!
every contestent 15 per cent on tin
dollar for all cash subscriptions.
The individual that secures tin
> greatest number of cash subscrip
tions above 10 between now (Sept
) 17) 311.1 Nov. !«t, 1909, gets,thisfrei
fifty-dollar (SSO) tuition certificate
for their trouble, and besjdes 15
on the dollar for everv cash sub
> r This is the most honorable con
. test we could think to put on for
the young people and besides it
j affords pure cash forALL, who try-
How can your friends afford to
say "no" when you explain what
1 you »re woiking for? There i
-1 not a more desirable time of year
to work than the Fall of the year
: for every man has money during
• the Fall of the year. Taking yil
. these desirable points under consid
[ eration we cannot urge you too
! greatly to enter this contest.
SPECIAL: To the one sending
us the first cash subset iption w»
are are guinfc to credit him or her
with five giti votes to start with for
beinsj first. WHO SHALL BE
Write today for vonr nam.* io
be entered and sample bundle ot
MANNING & HASSELL, *
Publishers Tiik Entkrpkisic,
Wi.liamston, N. C.
Pinesalve, carbolized, soothes
pain, In any emergency—bruises,
cuts, sore«, burns, scratches, etc.,
carbolized, is best. Sold by Chase's
i* ■ .rn l , Mti • ~
Mrs. T. H. Grimes is 011 ttye sick ;
list this week.
Mrs. J. T. Ross is on the .sick
list this week.
R. H. Salshury, of Hasstll, was
in town Sunday.
Sam Hardison, uf Washington,
was here Sunday.
Dr. Hargrove was absent from
towu a few days last week.
Rev. Mr. Andrews of Plymouth
filled his regular appointment Sun
Messrs. Will Roberson and J. I). |
Bryant, of Bethel, attended the ball j
Dr. Vernon Ward, of Bethel, 1
spent Monday night in town with !
his brother, Dr. J. lv. Ward.
v A large number of people attend
ed the yearly meeting at Brier
Swamp and Cross Roads Sunday.
Rohersouville defeated Bethel bv
a score of 6 to 4 Friday afternoon
There were few errors made by
Miss Lena Bowen, of Baltimore,
milliner for Jenkins and Roberson,
arrived last week and is preparing
for the winter trade.
There is no more grumbling
among the farmers who bring their
tobacco to our markets. Thev
leave satisfied with the prices.
Rev. C. W. Howard, of Kinston,
is holding an interesting series of
,meetings'. Large and attentive
congregations hear him each night.
Mr. W. J. Martin was in town
Wednesday and brought some fine
j tobacco. He has received the
'highest price for his tobacco this
i season of any mm 011 the market.
The ice cream supper held -here
Fiiday night for the benefit of the
IJaptist Church was a success in
spite of the warmth mi l the cir us,
| The members of the church were
much pleased and wish to thank
those who attended for their liner
Prof. J. D Everett and family
left Wednesday for Rocky Mount
( wheie he will take charge of the
public school 1 lit re. As a teacher,
'citizen or Christian he stands high
He i* ever ready to do something
for humanity. Rohersouville and
tte entire community feel very
much grieved over his departure,
nid their best wi.-ln s follow him.
Mrs. Everettslsa splendid helpmate
to him, and we shall miss her as
-well. Thev will always have a
place in our homes and hearts.
The Ruad To Success
lias manv obstructions, but none so
desperate as poor health. Success
to day demands health, but Elec
tric Bitters is the greatest health
builder the world has ever known.
It compels perfect action of stoni
ich, liver, kid leys, bowels, pntifies
and enriches, the blood, and tones
and invigorates the whole system.
Vigorous body and keen brain fol
low their use. You can't afford to
■.light Electric Bitters if weak, run
down or sickly. Only 50c. Guar- j
nteed by All J)ruggi-i-s.
Decided on Lights.
The Boaicl of TeJwn Comiuiss- j
> ioners by a vote of 4 to 1 decided
' to '.sign a contract to install an elec
- trie light plant. As the question j
of the legality of the' Jjo&rd'.si
mthorityto is-.ue bonds is being!
discussed, the opinion of Judge"
Cook will be a-ked, and any citizen*
interested may take the matter hp '
with the Judge. 1 '
The proper way and method of *
treating a esjugh or cold is to first
of all gently move the bowels. This
j you can moat convientht-do by tak
ing a dose or two of Bees Laxative
Cough Syrup. It is pleasant to
take, acts promptly. Children like
it. Sold by Chase's Drug Store.
i i ; aifc
Celebrated Tweity-First Birrhday
Midshipman Dona-Il Clark God
| win entertained a number of his
' friends 011 the evening of Septem
l>er 15th at the home of his parents,
, Mayor and Mrs. B. F. Godwiji.
J The occasion was the twenty-first
> anniversary of his firth, and con
gratulations were showered upon
The guest were greeted fry the
host, and then ushered td'the cloak
I room by Miss Ollie Meadows.
Tables were arranged in the parlor |
and the guests enjoyed cards.
Puuch cream and cakes were
elegently served at a late hour.
Throughout the tveaing, Alex
-1 ander's Orchestra rendered delight
' ful music, adding greatly to the
1 perfect arrangement for the pleas
| ure of those present. Cigaretts
I were handed the gentlemen after
! refreshments were served.
The guests were: Misses Sallie
Dunn, Hannah Vic Fowden, Let
tie Critcher, Nanuie and Irene |
Smith, Nora Fowden, Maria Hardy
of Washington, Ollie Meadows,
Essie Peel, Mrs. Louis Godwin;
Messrs. J. Paul Simpson, W. H
Gurk'u, Harry Biggs, John W.
llassell, J. W. lhggs, B Frank
Godwin, Louis W. Godwin, G. C.
The Antitoxin Law
The legislature of 1909 passed an
act providing that the State Boatd
of Health supply diphtheria anti
toxin to the boards of county com
missioners and boards of aldermen
who wouldagree to pay for its use
iu indigent cases of diphtheria oc
curring in their respective counties
The State Board of Health is
pleased to announce that they have
arranged with one of the most re
liable producers of antitoxin in this
country to supply antitoxin at the
| follow iing low rates:
' 1 ,roo units ... , . . f .50
3,000 units 1,30
5,000 units . . e ... 190
This is not quite one-third the
regular selling price of antitoxin,
land oT course can be supplied, as
I provided iti the law, to the indigent
only, at these low figures.
As yet only twenty one counties,
. and three towns, have decided to
take advantage of this act. These
counties and tovvps will receive a
supply of antitoxin within the next
few da\ s.
The County Superintendents of
Health should see to it, that their !
county commissioners aie awnre of
' this law and understand its iinpor
, taut provisions. See that your
1 county commissioners do not,lose
of the following important
facts connected with this law:
First., The antitoxin is for in
-1 digent only, and should therefore
■ he supplied to those who would
otherwise be without it.
Second. Diptlu ria untreated !
with antitoxin kills from thirty- !
,| three to sixty-six in every hundred !
| of those who have it. Diphtheria
jtieated witb antitoxin kills, less
[than five in every hundred of those!
j who have it. Cm a great county;
Lafford t') be careless of the life of j
even one helpless Hwld?. Is life]
cheaper than 3,000 units oi anti-j
I toxin at gi .iot
j Third. Diphtheria antitoxin is i
not only a curative agent for the [
Jsick, but an agent for.the pro-;
Itection of- the public. It prevents!
iexieu-iou of the disease, thereby
; avoiding epidemic* tnat-would,close
doors of schools iifid fetter tnej
j hands of iridastry.
Fourth. Thej conmiissionerjfpuV
only for what is used, returning
what remains out of date to the
State B iard of Health.—Washing
Nice little, pleasaut, gentle, easy
safe and sure pills, are Rings Lit- :
tie Liver Piss. Sold by Chase's
Drug, Store. ,
s[.oo a Year in Advance
Government Experts Un
der Congressman John
H. Small Lecture—Many
. Farmers Present Frofi
Through the efforts of John H.
Small, Congressman from the First
District, an educational meeting
for farmers was held in the City
Hall on Wednesday. A goodly
number of the representative far
mers of the county were present and
the meeting ptoved highly uistmc
tive to them.
The meeting was called to order
by Congressman Small; N. S. Peel
was chosen chairman and W C.
Manning, secretary. Mr. Small
| explained the purpose of the meet-
I ing, showing how great is the need
■ in the county for agricultural indus
try. \ He abo outlined the duty of
Congress in aiding the farmers.
Dr. Cooper Curtis, of the Bureau
of Animal Industry was fir>t intro-
I duced and spoke on Cattle Raising
and the extermination of the cattle
J () Wright, Supervising Draiu
j age Engineer, discussed the subject
of proper drainage. He compared
Eastern Carolina to Illinois and In
diana, affirming that the climate
and soil are superior to those of the
West. He explained'the process
of drowning a crop and best
j methods of drainage. With i>roi*r
drainage, he said, the farmers of
; Martin county could have saved
thousands of dollars during the
rains of the year.
At the afternoon t session Prof. S,
C. Thompson, of the Bureau of
Atiinuil Industry discussed, cattle
and dairy farming* urging the peo
ple to keep only the best stock.
That it costs 110 more to feed good
cows than it does poor ones.
Prof. C. 1,. Goodrich of the
Bureau of Plant Industry very ably
discussed soil and soil fertility, ex
plaining the best methods of put
ting nitrogen and humus in the
before the close of the meeting,
a unanimous vote was given urging
that another meeting be held at
some titne next year.
Congressman Small's t llort to
help the farmers is working great
good in Martin county, and the
I people appreciate their representor—.
] tive. '
Go With A Bisfc
The demand for tliar wonderful
Stomach, I.iver and Kidney cure,
Dr. King's New life Pills—is as
tounding. All Druggists say they
never saw the like. Its because
they never fail to cure Sour Stom
ach. Constipation, Indigestion, Bil
iousness, Jaundice, Sick Headache,
i Chills and Only 25c.
Entertains Music Class
' Vliss Lettie Critcher entertained
j her music 'd iss on Friday eveping
I last at her home on' Church street.
' A number of .games were played
j and aji interesting contest w?s ar
ranged in which the participants
peeped behind 1 ?! curtain, the one
(naming the greatest number of
, articles veeti at a glance, received
j the prize. Miss Mail 1 Wynne won
tlie pri/.e for being the "most obsec-
Viiit. . Cake 1 ami *creanr were
served, M iss Hannah Vic Fowden
assisting the ins erving
and'entertaining. Each member
of the class invited a friend, aiid
there were present Misses Maude
Wyll ne, Glomvoo 1 Islington,
Delia and Martin Ward, Fannie
Biggs Martin Ollie and Kloise
Meadow, and Bel-tie Ward; Masters
Tom Smith. Roy and Clyde Ander
son. Yates Dowell, Rollaud Warjj,
Roger, Duke and Titui Critcher
and Mr. Don. C. Godwin.