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VOL. XI. NO. 3
Has Closed and the New
Crop Will Soon be Har
Carolina Peannt Com
The biggest "spot" market for
peanuts of the large variety is to be
found at Williamslon. The soil of
the entire County of Martin with
the exception of a small area, is
specially adapted to the culture of
tbe'product that has become one of
the lading commodities of the
country. There are very few farm
ers who do not have a field of
peanuts for their hogs if not for the
market. So when speaking of the
crop of this section, one may know
that the peanut leads, though fine
tobacco and cotton are also grown.
In 1907 a company was formed
for the cleaning of peanuts for the
trade. Previous to this all the stock
was purchased by iocal buyers for
Virginia dealers The Virginia-
Carolina Peanut Company was in
corporated, and all necessary and
modern machinery was placed in
the three-story building adjacent to
the A. C. L. R. R. depot. Since
its establishment, the factory has
been making good has
become one of the leading indur
tries of the county.
At the close of business on Mon
day, October nth. four million
(4,000,000) pounds of peanuts had
been cleaned. Of this stock enough
remains to supply their customers
until the new crop is marketed All
the farmers' stock has been cleaned
The season has been a good one
and the stock has been readily plac
ed with responsible dealers who are
perfectly satisfied with the grades
offered them. The area covered by
the company's salesman reaches
from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico
A force of one hundred and fifty
employees is necessary to carry on
the daily work, and the pay roll
amounts to 81,500 each month.
The brands sold are: "Peidmont
Jumbo," "Belle of Williamston,"
"Toney" with Number 1 Virginia
shelled and Number 1 Spanish shell
ed. Trade has increased largely
this season and all brands have
reached a popularity which is gra
tifying to the company.
The management ot the com
panv's business is in splendid bauds,
and the future prospects of th 6 fac
tory are bright, it means greater
capacity and a larger stock handled
next year. The farmers will have
a ready sale for all good stock they
can raise. James G. Staton, Pres
ident, is a large planter himself and
the people have confidence iu his
judgment as to quality and other
conditions. W. T. Meadows, Sec
retary, is well adapted to the posi
tion, being a man of keen discern
ment and careful training. The
other officers are: Vice president, J.
R. Mobley; General Manager, Eli
Gurganus; Treasurer, J. G. God
ard; Supt., Herbert Cowan.
Roanoke Baptist Association
The Baptist Memorial Church
at Greenville entertained the Roan
oke Association this week begin
ning Tuesday night at 7:30 o'clock
p. m. The Association was formed
two years ago and embraces all the
territory lyi.p&,.J>etween the Tar
and Roanoke Rivers, and reaching
to the sea coast. The members
living within thesfe bounds numbet
4,500. The Association brings to
gether a large number of repre
sentative Baptist of Eastern Car
olina. The Greenvillt people are
most delightful hewts and tne
guests were royally entertained.
The Baptist Church here was
represented by Rev. G. J. Dowell,
J. W. Anderson, Mrs. Ellen Ken
nedy and Miss Mary Hobhs.
Howe's Circus a Good One.
Howe's Great London Shows,
which exhibited here Friday last
proved»to be the best vet for the
monoy ever in our town.
The street parade was merely
a fit prelude to the performance,
which was good from the grand
entry to the concert. We believe
it can be truthfully stated that
every feature during the perform
ance gave satisfaction and more
than sustained the advance notices
that were published.
The Tybelle Sisters, of New
York Hippodrome fame in their
mid-air performances deserve special
mention. The for Miss Kate
Doolev "the circus beauty" in h:r
pose* on her flying perch.
The herd of elephauts evidence
wonderful skill of the trainer, the
tr&pese and horseback riding were
of high order. The clowns, the best
seen here in a long time, furnished
merriment for two hours.
Not the least of the many excel
lent features was the Japanese
family in their specialties.
THE ENTERPRISE has only
pleasant recollections of W. A
Rhodes, the press agent. When
it comes to showing courtesies he
is all there, and makes a favor
seem as a matter of course, till you
think about it and it occurs how
very kind and clever he was.
BEAR GRASS ITEMsf
Dock Ayers spent Sunday in
W. A. Bailey is 011 the sick list
Miss Ella Peel was in town Sun
A. B. Rodgerso 1 went to Rober
Mrs. Jane Mobley is spending c
few days in town.
Mrs. Florence Peel spent Sun
day night in town.
Mrs Maggie Riddick was in town
Monday on business.
The farmers of this section are
busy housing peanuts-
Mrs. Louisa Harris who has been
very ill, is improving.'
Mr. and Mrs. \V. A. Bailey spent
Sunday in the country.
Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Rodgerson
went to Everett Sunday.
• Misses Eva Peel and Glendora
Mobley were in town Monday.
Briant Mobley and, sister, Miss
Bertha, were in town Monday.
Messrs. G. H. and J. D. Harri
son went to Robersaville Tuesday.
Miss Dora Corey spent Saturday
night with Miss Bertha Mobley on
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Ayers spent
Sunday in town with Mr. and Mrs.
Quite a number of young people
attended singing school at Bear
Herinon Roebuck and Miss
Pennina Harrison went out driving
Messrs, H. C. and H. P. Harri
son of Williamston spent Sunday
with relatives near Bear Grass.
Miss who has been
spending a few in town with
her sister returned home Friday.
Rev. Claudius F. Stfiith, who
began a Mission at Hamilton Wed
nesday of last freek, was forced to
leave for hotae Saturday. The ser
vices wete very interesting and Mr.
Smith's sermons were strong pre
sentations of Gospel truths. He
returned to Elizabeth City where
be held service Sunday. Regret
was expressed, that Jhe Mission
could not continue as intended.
WILUAMSTON, N. C., FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15, IQOQ.
J. A. Coffield was in town Wed
L. C. Keel went to Everetts
Ed James and family went to
Miss Aunie Mooring is on the
sick list this week.
J. Bamhill and family spent
Sunday in Everetts.
N. T. Turner, of Rockv Mount
was in town Sunday.
R. T. Martin spent Sunday in
the country with his parents.
Misses Higbt and Parker spent
Sunday with friends a.t Hassells.
Miss Dora Mae Kriiler has the
sympathy of friends in her sickness.
English Bodenmeimer, of Ashe
ville, was in town Monday night
Miss Isabel Morton, and Mrs E
J. Ward went to Bethel Tuesday
Messis. A. R. Dunning and J
G. Staton were in town Monday
Miss Clyde Tripp, who has been
visiting here, left for Williamston
Rev. Mr. Andrews conducted
services at the Baptist Church
Messrs. J. G. Barnhiil and Joe
Bullock weut to Hobgood last
week on business.
Mesdames H. H. Pope, R. F*.
Grimes and Ed James went to
Williamston last week.
Mrs. A. P. Barnhiil, of Everetts,
spent Monday night with her
daughter, Mrs. R. A. Bailey.
Misses Addie Coburn, Lcta
Taylor and Lvdie Rober*on, of
Gold Point, were in town Saturday.
Mrs. W. J. Francis,' who is
teaching school at Parmele, spent
Saturday with Mrs. T. H ( Grimes.
Mrs. ~J. W. Watts and little
daughter, Mrs. W. H. Crawford,
and Mr. and Mrs. Hardison
are in town this week.
Me>dames R, J. Nelson, W. H.
Adkins, J. K. Ross, Hatlie Everett
Miss Lillian Smith and Spier Coch
ran, Bill Johnson and H. C. Moor
ing attended the Association at
Last Saturday morning; between
four and five o'clock a tenant house
owned by Mrs. A. R. Dunning was
found to be on fire. It was occu
pied by a colored man, Top Drue.
When discovered, it was too late to
save the house. Faithful work
kept the flames from reaching ad
After an illness of several months,
Mrs. Penina Everett, wife of the
late Eli Everett, died Tuesday even
ing with heart disease. In 1875,
Mrs. Everett joined the Primitive
Baptist Cburcb, and has lived a
consistent christian lite, and a large
circle of friends held her in high
esteem. She was 75 year old and
is survived by seven children all of
whom survive her.
Sei vices were conducted at the
home of James Everett where she
lived, interment in the family ceme
tarv. The entire community deeply
sympathize with the tamily in their
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy
has become famous for its cuers of
cougbt, colds, croup and influenza.
Try it when in need. It contains
no harmful substance and always
gives prompt relief Sold by Saun
ders & Fowden; and All Dealers.
Town taxes for the year 1909 are
now due, and I ask all who are
liable to pay promptly, thus avoid
ing the troule and expense incident
W. R. White.
S. F. Everett went to Tarboro
John L. Rodgerson went to
Biilv and Bamhill are building
another brick store.
State Avers w-nt to Willhmston
Monday on business.
J, J Stroud, of Williamston,
was in town Wednesday.
Mrs D. B. Eanier spent a few
days in Williamston last week.
1 Miss Fonnie Woolard has re
turned to her home near Bear Grass.
Quite a number from here at
tended the show in Williamston
last wefk. -
Mrs. Lizzie Little, of Cross
Road-, was carried away from here
Monday a corpse
Peanut picking began here this
week. Farmers say there is only
f)5 Per cent of a crop.
Bob Bailey and family, and J. G.
Barnhiil and family spent Sunday
here with J. T..Barnhiil.
Miss- Daisy Whitley, who has
been in the Sarah Leigh Hospital
in No:folk, is improving rapidly.
Mrs Walter Taylor and-children,
of Philadelphia, are visiting their
parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. P. Me-
Will James and family, of Wil
liamston, and Ed James and family
of Robersonville, spent Sunday
with Mrs. J. James.
Mrs. T. H. Crudhp and children,
who have been visiting Hon. J. B.
Coffield, returned to Kittrel Friday
accompanied by Miss Mildred
The Bad-rock ot Success
lies in a kfen, clear brain, backed
by indomitable will and resistless
energy. Such power comes from
the splendid health that Dr. King s
New Life Pills impart. Thev
vitalize every organ and duild up
brain and body. J. A. Harmony
Lizemore, W. Va., writes: "They
are the best pills I ever used " 25c
at All Druggists.
GOLD POINT ITEMS
Hywood Ross was in town Sati.
Robert Weaver has commenced
Miss Addie Coburn was here
J. B. Coburn went to William
ston Friday to the show.
Several of our tobacco farmers
have sold out their crops.
Farmers are taking advantage of
the fine weather, and peanuts are
being dug rapidly.
J. L. Croom lws greatly improv
ed his residence on Main street by
having it newly covered.
Mrs. C. L. Buuting is spending
some time at the home of Mi.
Wedd Bunting this wfeek.
J. B. Coburn has purchased the
residence now occupied by W. A.
Roberson on Main street.
Revival services closed here
Monday night Large crowds were
in attendance through the meeting.
We are glad to hear that B. L.
Roebuck, who has been cjnite
feeble all the summer, is now con
Messrs. W. T. Price and J. A.
Leggett attended the meeting of
the Charitabje Brotherhood at Rob
ersonville last Thursday.
There was a splendid entertain
ment hfer last Thursday mght by
Little Chief, the Chorokee Indian
ventriloquist, which was greatly
enjoyed by those present, especially
the little ones.
Assaulted and Robbed
One of the boldest and most
daritig assaults and robberies ever
committed in this city occurred
between 12 and 1 o'clock,Sumday
morning, in front of Mr. W B
Morton's residence on East Main
Mr. C R. owner of sev
eral of the Barkoot carnival shows,
was g' ing to his boarding place on
Kast Main street. He heard foot
steps approaching him from behind,
but paid no attention to them,
supposing them to be other carni
val people going home.
As the steps caught up to him,
a hand was laid on his shoulder
with a friendly greeting Mr
Shafer on looking around received
a stunning blow in the face, ren
dering him unconscious.
The> unfortunate man was
found bv L). \V. Bell who imme
dintelv phoned for Dr. Joshua
Tavlor. He was taken to Brawn's
drug store, and from there to the
hospital where an operation was
performed. Several large pieces
of b..ne were removed from the
right temple. If he holds his own
for a week there is a chance fof his
About fifty-two dollars were
taken from the pocket of Mr. Sha
ft r.— Washington News, Ottober
Hoarseness in a child subject to
croup is a sure indication of ap
proach of the disease. It Cham
berlain's Cough Remedy is given at
oi\ce or even after the croupy cough
has appeared, it will prevent the
attack. Contains no poison. Sold
bv SMinders & Fowden; and All
Mr. McDonald, of Scottand Neck
was here Tuesday.
last week with Ben Overton.
Miss Lizzie Overton returned
from Stokes Sundav afternoon.
A. N. Turner, of Rocky Mount,
spent Sunday with G. B. Overton.
Farmers are busy digging peanuts
some reporting a very short crop.
G. B Overton and daughter,
\ r ada, spent Sundav in Pitt County
Miss G. B. Overton and children
spent Wednesday night at Oakley.
_ Miss Velrua Overton left Wed
nesday for Wintervilie to enter
Misses Mary and Etta Beach, of
Spring Green, spent Sunday here
Messrs Warren and Gray, of
Pitt County, spent Sunday with
Miss Katie Harris of Bear Grass,
spent Saturday night with Miss
Myrtle Clark: b- 1 ' 1
Miss Belle Ay ers » of Bear Grass,
spent Saturday night with Miss
Miss Dora Corey, of Bear Grass,
spent Saturday night with Miss
Miss Eva Peel, of Bear Grass,
spent Saturday night with Miss
Misses Eva Rodgersonand Bertha
Leggett, of Pitt Coijuty, spent Sat
urday night with Misses sallie and
Mr. Summeral held a series of
meetings at Christian Chapel last
week. The meeting closed Sunday
night with additions.
Mrs. Louise Little died at the
home of her son, W. E. Little, Sun
day night. She had been sick for
the past week, but the end came
unexpectedly. She was about
eighty years old and leaves a large
number of children and a host of
friends. The body was taken to
Fountain for interment Monday W.
E. Little and family accompanying
s[.oo a Year in Advance
■ ALUMNI MEETING
Held at Lotus Club Rooms
on University Day--EI-'
der Sylvester Hasself
Pleasant Occasion End
ing with College Songs,
The University Alumni of Willi—
amston met in the rooms of the
Lo'us Club last night to celebrate
University Day. The meeting \vas»
presided over by the president.
Elder Sylvester Ha-sell, of the
class of '62. The minutes of the
last meeting were read by the sec
retary, the Rev. \V. J Gordon.
Each member talktd freely of the
days at the University, and the oc
casion brought to his mind vividly
the scenes of his college days. Mr
S. Justus Everett, the only one of
the younger set who is married, re
ported that that the 12th of Octo
ber was his young son's, Justus 111,
birthday, and that in truth he was
a University man. The president
and secretary were re-elected, and
Mr. Harry A. Biggs was made
treasurer for the year. A subscrip
tion was raised for the athletic as
sociation Messrs. S. Justus Ever
ett, J. Paul Simpson and Harry A.
liigg* were appointed a committee
to arrange for a banquet ttf be had
during the autumn to which all the
alumni of the county \Vill be invit
After th.e adjournment of ttie
meeting the men went on the bal
cony of the Lotus Club and sang
the college soups and gave some
yells. Mr. J Paul Simpson sug
gested that the banquet be held in
celebration of Carolina's victory
over Virginia on Thanksgiving,
Day but the date has not yet been
The alumni of Williaaiston are:
Elder Sylvts'er Hassell, Hon»
Harry W. Stubbs, Hon. S. Justus
Everett, Dr. J. A. White, Dr.
Joseph H. Saunders, Mr. Charles*
Hasssll, Mr. Harry A. Biggs, Mr,
J. Paul Simpson, Mr. Wilson G,
Lamb, Jr., Mr. Luke Lamb, Mr.
Haywood Knight, Prof. Z. H.
Rose, Mr. Harry Si Stubbs. Rve.
W. J. Gorden.
Your cough annoys you. Keep
011 hacking and tearing thedelicate
membranes of your throat if you
want to be annoyed. But if you
wish relief, want to be cured, take
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy.
Sold by Saunders & Fowden; and
V. B. Gray spent Wednesday in
Robert Salsbury went to Oak
Messrs. Bateman an| Herring
were in town' Wednesday.
K. Q Fleming, of Greenville,
spent Sunday with W. A. Fleming.
P. L. Salsbury, of Hamilton, was
here Wednesday en route to Green
VV. J Rollins returned to Ins
work here Monday after spending
a few days at home.
Mrs W. R. Bowers from I'armele
is'spending a few days with Mrs. J,
H. Kubauks this week.
Misses Alma and M\'ra Fleming
spent Tuesday and Wednesday at
the home of.Columbus Mayo.
Billie Haislip and,, s'ster, Miss
Nannie, left this week for Rober
sonville, where thev will go to
school. _ r
It is in time of sudden misliap or
accident that Chamberlain's Lini
ment can be relied upon to take the
place of the family doctor, who can
not always be found at the moment.
Then it is that Chamberlain's Lini
ment is never found wanting. In
cases of sprains, cuts, wounds and
bruises Chamberleiu's Liniment
takes out the soreness and drive*
away the pain. Sold by Saunder*
& Fowden; and All Dealers.