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VOL. XL NO. 2' ;
DEATH OF MRS.
B. S. MAtIISBY
In Montgomery 3un d ®y-
Evening After a Short
Illness*-*- Burled Here
Wednesday-*- A Large
Number of Friends
Mourn Her Untimely
At her home in Montgomery,
Alabama, on October 3rd, 1909,
Bessie Rhodes Maultsby departed
this life in her thirty-eighth year.
She was born in Williamston 011
September 23rd, 1872, being the
eldest child of Francis A. and
Helen Slade Rhodes. She grew to
wommhood in the place of her
birth and was the joy of the home.
Her gentleness of disposition en
deared her to every one, and she
has held the affection of all who
knew hei through all the years.
On October 26th, 1892, she was
wedded to Hog S. Maultsbv, and
has lived in Montgomery where
her husband had made a home for
her. Three little chitdren came to
bless their union and with the
stricken father are left to miss her
in the years to come. The influ
ence of a christian mother in early
years had shaped her life, and she
gave her heart to God and joined
the Methodist Church, doing good
to others in a quiet, unassuming
way and having charity for all men.
In all things she was the "faithful
wife and mother, devoted daughter
and true friend. Her mother, Mrs.
Helen Rhodes, and three brothers,
Dr. J. J>.. and Messrs. artd
William S. Rhodes survive her.
Thf remains arrived via the A.
C. L. R. R-, from Montgomery on
Tuesday atternoo.n, accompanied
by the husband and brother, 1). S.
Maultsby and Frank Rhodes, Janet
and Helen Maultsby and the little
infant, Bts-ie, attended by a pro
Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock
the funeral services were conducted
from the residence of Mrs. Helen
Rhodes by Rev. C. L Reid, whose
words in speakiug of the life and
character ol the wife and mother,
were beautiful and appropriate
The interment was in the familv
cemetery at the Slade homestead,
three miles West of Williamston.
Handsome floral designs expressed
the love and esteem of a number of
fripnds and relatives There were
pre-ent from out of town, Mrs.
Allen Richardson and son, Misses
Lizzie and Penelope Slade, Mes>rs.
T. B. and Henry Slade,
Rhodes and John Maultsby.
Active pall bearers were: J. P.
Simpsouv C. H. Godwin, John I).
Biggs, B. A. Critcher, C. D. Car
starphen, C. B. Hassell and S R.
Misses "Riddick wept to Willi*m
ston Monday, shopping.
Miss Fonnie Woolard is visiting
her sister, Mrs. J. S. Peel. . !
Miss Daisy"Walker has returned
to her Rocky. Mount.
The meeting at the Baptist
Church closed Sunday night. One '
Mrs. J. S. Peel and sister, Miss
Woolara. went to Tarboro Tuesday
A number of people from here
attended the Association at Scot
land Neck. s
Mr; and Mrs. S. F. Everett and 1
little son, Edward, went to Tar- s
boro Monday. y \
Mr. and-Mrs. J. T. Bamhill and s
Mrs. Noah Riddick went to Will- 1
iamston Tuesday. i
Mrs M. J. Everett, of Williams- a
ton, and sister Mrs. Moore,' of (
Alamance County, are visiting rel
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OCTOBER v 4
(Copyright 1909, by t. H. Rieth.)
The President's train
Ran a little bit faster,
And he got in at noon
And addressed the postmaster.
Then up and away,
To his subjects impartial,
At 2 he addressed
A United State marshal.
Still on and yet on,
As untiring as Hector,
He was speaking at 4
To a census director. *
In the meantime he shaved,
But had scarce sheathed his razor
When he rushed out to talk
To a U. S. a[ praiser.
Then one more ovation
Upon his great journey,
And a speech from the rear
To a U. S. attorney.
They feared he was spent,
But he proved a great stayer,
And the riext stop he talked
To a customs surveyor.
Tliey begged him desist,
But he answered them "Fudge!"
And at 6 was addressing
A Federal judge.
Refreshed by some tea
And a couple of crnlls,
He addressed an inspector
Of boilers and hulls. '
Then on and still on
The swift special ran,
And lie piled out and spoke
To a revenue man.
Then I 10! for the night,
Without station or steeple,
And he hit the hay saying,
"Hurrah for the people!" _
October is from the Latin octo,
meaning eight. That is, it is about
eight times as pleasant as any other
month in the year, and tlje Romans
took this means of saying so. They
were very fond of cracklings, and
-about hog-killing time Lbcullus
gave a crackling banquet at the
Auditorium which made every
body's mouth water a month be
fore-it came off. Caesar said that
cracklings made Rome the mistress
of the world, and it was not until
her soldiers began eating spaghetti
and vermicelli that the Empire be
gan to decay.
The huuting season will resume
upon the rippling laktj, and the
hnnter will get out his gnu and
hide him in the brake; the festive
duck will fly about and in the smokc
and diu a leaden pe r let now then
will penetrate his skin, until the
quarry's gravity is overcome with
shot, and the sportsman nearest
wheh he falls will clap him in the
The cider press will creak and
wheeze and the sorghum pot will
boil; the wind will whistle through
the trees, and the frog will bore for
oil; the haze of Fall will veil the
sun, the days grow soft and short,
the nimble colt will jump and run,
the lambkin will cavort, the air
will smell of smoki g hams andap
plebutter butts, and the poor con
sumer will renew his strength with
The Cookite and the Pearyite
Will pull each other's nose,
And both explorers will line up
Their trusty Eskimos.
The scientists will bite and scratch
Deciding which was prior,
And we'll have to send for Roosevelt
To find out who's a liar.
It does seem terrible that he who
always knows who's lying should
be away in Africa when all of us
are dying to know the truth. A
word from him would quickly
satisfy us which one of them per
haps deserves the brand of Ananias.
A fig for all the speciments he is
accumulating—he ought to be here
on the job and duly separating the
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WILLIAMSTONv N. C., FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8. 1909.
ROBERSON VI I^LE
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Rev. Mr. Reid was in town Tuts
day. . . ( •,
Miss Alma . Fleming was in
town Tuesday. (
Miss Nina Roberson went to
Bethel Saturday. I
Misses Susie and Effie Ross were
in town Tuesday.
Thomas Roberson is visiting his
parents this week.
Oscar Barnhill, of Evert Us, was
in town last week.
Dr. R. H. Hargrove left Tues
day for a hunting trip.
Miss Addie Coburn spent a few
days in town last week.
Miss Minnie Bryant is from
school on accouut of illness.
Miss Ariuinta Bonner laft Satur :
day for her home in Aurora.
J.C. Smith went to Oik City
Monday on professional business.
Miss Ada Britton is visiting her
sister, Mis C. H. Rawls, this week.
Messrs. R. T. Martin and Ed
Jaiues went to Williamston Thurs
Messrs. VV. R. Jenkins and C.
James went to Williamston Mon
Rev. Mr. Standi conducted ser
vice* at the M. E. Church Sunday
Misses Minnie Edmondson and
Maud Powell spent Saturday night
W. W. Keel left Sunday to at
tend a meeting of the Jr. O. U. M. 1
Miss Hattie James and Mrs, J:
■ A. Everett, of Everett, were in j
, town la:;t week.
Henry Smith, who has been I
spending a few days with his family j
left Tuesday for Nofolk.
Misses Maree and Emma Robert t
son left Monday to enter the Train
ing at Greenville.
An Indian ventriloquist was lie i e
Tuesday and Wednesday nights,
and proved very entertaining.
Rev. Charles Mead, and Mioses
Hallie Meads and Vida Lowry, of
Weeksville, spent Friday night
with Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Robertson.
The store of A R. Dunning is
complete. By joining the building
to that of Hargrove and Nelson, +l I
will'be one of the prettiest in the
Mrs. B, VV. Allen and children
have arrived from Frauklinton to
join Prof. Allen here. They will
occupy the house from which l'rof. [
Everett has recently moved.
A wagon filled with young peo
ple left here Friday night to attend
service at Gold Point, but a tire
slipped off, and the delay was su
long that they were too late for
—-- m m «n ,
-The? Windson Ledger of last week
states that fourteen loads of tobacco
passed through town en route to 1
the Williamstou market. The far- ..
mers reported fairly good prices on
their return. Mr. L. S. Todd re
ceived the highest average —l3
Bertie farmers are conveniently
situated to sell cm one of the bes't
markets in the State. The road to s
the ferry has been excellent for the
months in which the market has t
been open,, thus enabling the peo- s
pie over the river to reach the 1
market easily by wagon and save 1
freight and fare on the railroad. 1
To be m touch with a good, safe t
market run by clever men, is a £
great advantage to the farmer who ]
wishes to economize. c
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BEAR GRASS ITEMS
j Calvin Ayers went to Robersou
Miss Lenora Corey is visiting her
sister th's week.
W. R. Roebuck was in town
Alfred Roberson went to Will-
. Samuel Whitehurst was in town
Mi£s Dora Corey went to Will
is uiston Tuestlay.
Mr and Mrs. J. H, Ayers were
in town Monday.'
Mrs W. R. Roberson is on the
sick list this week.
Mrs. Louinda Bailey spent Sat
urday night iu towu
11. D. Harrison attended church
at Macedonia Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Rodgersou
.spent. Sunday iu town.
Nathan Rodgerson was in Ever
etts Monday on busine^;
Mr. and Mrs. Nnthan Rodgerson
spent Sunday in Everetts.
Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Avers spent
Sunday with Mr. John Ayers.
Alonzo Cowing was the guest of
Miss Louella Robeison Sunday.
Miss Bertha Mobley was the
guest of Miss Dora Corey Sunday.
Miss Edition Harris spent Sun
day in the country with relatives.
Messrs. A. B. and Henry Rod
gerson were out Jf (own Sunday.
One Bear Less
The following lrom Jamesville
|as been received: "On the morn
ing of the 3rd. inst , His Majesty,
King Bear, had to bite the dust,
j A bullet from Matt's rifle made
close connection witli His Lord
ship's brain. So we and the swine
j rested iu peace that night."
j Just one bear less iu Martin
County and a crowd of joyous hun
ters, is the meaning of the message.
| To the Alumni of the University:
You are cordially invitad to at-
I tend the exercises of University day
to be held on October 12 in Memor
ial Hall. The celebration of this
! day has become a source of incres-
I ing benefit to the University and
pleasure to all present
Of no less significance in the life
of the University lias been flieoT)
servance of the day by the Alumni
I Associations throughout the coun
try More than ever, therefore, it is
desired that these celebration* be
made universal. Wherever, then,
two or three can gather together,
I let there be a reunion. It is ear
nestly requested of every alumnus
to exert himself to bring about in
his community a full gathering of
sons of the University—a gathering
at which shall be present every U.
N C. 'boy' within reach. These
meetings may be in the form of
smokers, luncheons, banquets, or
social gathering of other kind.
In response to the above, you
are requested to meet at the rooms
of the Lotus Club at H o'clock on
Tuesday eveuiug Snext, as is the
usual custom once each year.
W.-J. Gordon, Secretary.
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The entertainment of the Dardens
school, September 24th, was a suc
cess, also a pleasure to the patrons
and teachers. The audience was
almost too large for school
room but the attention given the
performance was quiet and respect
ful. Ther work of (he children on
the stage was of a superior quality,
and it meant a great deal to the
people at large, aud reflected credit
011 the parents. /
A Williamston Boy
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Mr. S. Henry Hatton, who has
been General Freight dud Passen
ger Agent for the A. S. N. Co., at
Franklin, Va., has resigned his
position to become General Freight
and Passenger Agent for the Well
ington and Powellsvillt R. R., and
steamer lines with offices at Wind
sor, taking effect October Ist. Mr.
Hatton goes to his new work with
*the highest endorsement from his
foimer employers. He received
his business training in the office
of the A. C: L at Williamston and
has held important positions since
. leaving his native town. He with
Mrs. Hatton were social favorites
■ in Franklin and left a host of warm
personal friends there. The W.
and P. R. R. Co., and the people
I of Windsor are to be congratulated,,
and the lines of Mr. and Mrs. Hat
-1 itoii have fallen in a pleasant place
j for Berlie county forks are fine.
The meeting on October Ist was
an interesting one. The subject
for discussion was: Resolved: That
I there is more to he learned by ob
servation than by study. The de-
II haters wrestled with this for some
time before the committee retired.
t! Each one seemed determined to
sustain his own points aud those of
his" col league The committee de
e cided that the negative side pre
• seirted the best argument.
After attending to some business
. which had been set aside for this
date, the society adjourned.
Homer Peel, Secretary
e One night list week, James
Daniel, son of County Commis
sioner W H. Daniel, left his home
in Griflins Township to pay a visit
e to his parents' home just a short
distance down the road. He ex
L Jtinguished the light, and accom
| patiied by his wife left the house.
|t | After arriving at Mr. Daniel's home
I they looked back and discovered
their own house oil fire. It was
impossible to save it and the flames
| soon devoured it with contents
The house was a new one, built at
" !the cost of si,ioo and was neatly
" j furnished. It is a severe loss to the
y ; young couple who were married
" about three years ago. There v,as
- s 1110 insurance 011 the building.
Death of a Little Uoy.
_l On Tuesday,
j the angels visited the home of Mrs.
McG. A Riddick, nnd took her little
j boy, William Albert, to the home
jtliat is fairer than day. He was
Jonp year and eight months old,
'(and it was hard to give up the
' | precious one.
The funeral services were con
ducted by Rev. G. J. Dowel!,
fi interment in the familv cemetery.
| Mrs. Riddick has been bereft of
! four members of her family in less
Jthan nine months. Her. husband
jjand two have been taken
| from her. The entire community
j deeply sympathize with her in this
j sore hour of trial.
, 1 Carolina Literary, Society
» The following program was reu
-1 dered October ist, 1909: Boyhood
|of Hawthorne, Myrtle Woolard;
j Incidents, Sue I.eggett; Betsy
Hull's Wedding, Francis Knight;
Story of Quaker Persecutione, Lila
I Wynne; Witchcraft in Colonial
i Times, Emma Robersou.
J Penelope Biggs, Sec'y.
Electric Lights for Williamston
: The people n Williamston have
■ let a contract for electric lights.
i/Tbat is progress. We believe they
, make a mistake in not having water
: works first. But water works and
: electric lights go mighty' well to
SI.OO a Year in Advance
Probabilities of the Out
come of a Very Interest
ing Season--The Ameri
can Farmer Will Sell at
Good Price--Must help
The wheat season starts with
smaller reserves even than in the
famous year 1597, when low sup
plies of old wheat followed bv a 30
per cent shortage'in the 'European
crop and a 100.000,000 bushel in
crease in our own>- had some re
markable financial rtsuhs. This
means a sure and quick market tor
the new crop. It is impossible as
yet to estimate the probable foreign
wheat harvest of 1909; lalest ad
vices indicate that, while the crop
in France, England and Russia will
be sufficient, Germany atul the
Danube states have fared badly, so
s that the total European corp will
t hardly match the abundant yield
of 1905 and 19(16. The obvious
• meaning of such a situation is that
■ Europe must have such of onr
: wheat surplus as the American
. market can spare and must pay fair
) prices for it. Had the winter wheat
t estimate of Aug. t4 comfirmed the
- 400,000,000 bushel prediction cur
rent a few weeks before, instead of
raising the calculation to 432,000-
s 000, and had the spriug wheat
s promise been in any wav seriously
impared the country would scarcely
have escaped a later repetition of
1 the Chicago speculation of lest May
and our export trade would have
been greatly restricted. Hut 32',-
000,000 extra bushels make a con
It still remains to see what hap
t pens to our spring wheat" crop and
to foreign crops in the .two remain
ing months., But as matters stand
however, there are several reasona
j First, the American farmer will
sell an abundant wheat crop at
highly remunerative prices; second,
those prices are not likely to go
t again to the "famine figure,"
which will impose hardship on con
sumers; third, the railways will
j have the avefage amount of wheat
I to transport to market; fourth, our
export of wheat and flour, which
in the pist twelve months was tut
] down 50,000,000, bushels from the
J year before and 31,000,000 [rom
I two ye'irs ago, should be increased
'I by twenty fire 4o forty mtfhotts—
• j thereby helping our market for in
e ternational exchange and at the
e 1 same time easing the strain on
s -, Europe s wheat trqde. Exchange.
Mission at Hamilton
Rev. Claudius F. Smith, of Eliz
abeth City, is holding a Mission iu
' | the Episcopal Church at Hamilton
' j this week. Rev. W. J. Gordon
I left for Hamilton Tuesday and
j made all arrangements for the
j opening of the service Tuesday
! night. Mr. Smith will no doubt
J especially interest the people of
!of that town, because of his rela
j tion to Rev. Mr. Cox served
■ them so long and faithfully.
I Besides that Mr. Smith is, perhaps
■ I the strongest preacher in the Dio
' cese, and has done a wonderful
; j work in his own town, and all who
'I go to hear him will be greatly
I helped. There will be threi serv
-1 ices on Sunday, the one for men at
i 4:30 will be peculiarly interesting
! and every one who has an oppor
tunity should attend. The Mis
sion will close with the Sunday
~ Town taxes for the year rgog are
now due, and F ask all who are
liable to pay promptly, thus avoid
ing the troule and expense incident
W. R. White. «