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VOL. XT. NO. 7
DEATH OF DR.
JOHN W. SHERROD
On Sunday at Richmond
--One of Martin Coun
ty's Oldest and Most
v Funeral Services Tues
day—Buried in Edge
John W. Sherrod was born in
Martin Comity, about five miles
from the town of Hamilton in Au
gust 1828. He died at Richmond,
Sunday night, November 7th. u>o9,
at 8 o'clock. Until the spring of
1908, he li*d been a strong, vigor
ous nan. Then it was that he
found a cancerous growth 011 his
lip, which was later rtmoved by
specialists in Richmond In July
1909, a cancer made its appearahce
on his throat. He received every
treatment that physicians could give
him in Richmond but it proved un
successful so about two weeks ago
he went to Kansas City for treat
ment. Not finding rel.ef there, he
started home and upon reaching
Richmond was too ill to proceed
farther, there death relieved him of
By profession, he was a medical
practitioner, but gave up the prac
tice ot medicine twenty years ago,
and has since devoted himself to his
extensive agricultural interests. He
was a large land owner, possessing
farms in Edgecombe, Martin, Bertie
and Nash Countie-s. His wealth is
estimated to approximate two hun
dred and fifty thousand dollars.
His wife, who survives, him is
the daughter of the late Benjamin
Mayo, of Edgecombe County. Two
children were born to them, one
only, John M. Sherrod, is living-
This son has for years been the
business manager for his father.
His only brother, VV. L. Sherrod,
was largely interested with him in
business, and their relations were
of the closest, and at the hour of
death this brother stood by his bed
side. One sister, Mrs. Nancy J.
Best, survives him also.
The life and character of Dr.
Sherrod is an open boo 1: to be read
of all men. He had led an active,
useful life, always unassuming and
conservative in his views. He was
one of the county's best sons and
most substantial citizens.
The funeral services were con
, ducted by Elder Sylvester Hassell,
of the Primitive Baptist Church.
The interment was made in the
familv cemetery at the Benjamin
Mayo homestead in Edgecombe
County, on Tuesday afternoon.
forced Into EXile
Wm. Upchurch of Glen Oak, Okla, j
was an exile from home. Moun
tain air, he thought, would cure a
frightful lung-racking cough that
had defied all remedies for two
years. After six mouths he re
turned, death dogging his steps.
j. "Then I began to use Dr. King's
New Discovery," he writes, "and
after taking six bottles I am as well
as ever." It saves thousands year
*ly ffom deiiperate lung diseases.
Infallible for Cough and Colds, it
dispels Hoarseness and Sore
Throat. Cures Grip, Bronchitis.
Hemorrhages, Asthma, Croup,
Whooping Cough. 50c and sr.oo.
trial bottle free, guaranteed by All
To tbe Methodists
Mv dear Brethren:
Your pastor is busily engaged in
securing the balance of the Con
We have a good deal to do before
Conference, but 111 the remaining
ten days of the Conference year
much can be accomplished.
In a few you, the members,
and a few friends of the church,
will receive a little envelope.
Please place in it as large an offer
ing as you can and put the enve
lope in the basket at the services
the third-Sunday, November, 2tst
The third Sunday at 11 o'clock
A. M-, our Thanksgiving service
will be held, and it is hoped that
the offering will expres both our
duty in bringing up the Conference
collection and our liberality in the
form of a Thank offering. -This
will be the last Sunday before the
•pastor leaves for Conference.
Let us make it a great day by c
large attendance and a liberal offer
ing. Most sincerely yours,
C. L. Read.
v v j ■
An Evening With Clubmen
f The Progressive Heart Party
given by the members of The Lo
tus Club on Wednesday evening,
I was a very delightful affair in every
particular. • Tbe event was under
the management of Mrs John D.
t Biggs, Jr. and Mrs. Kader B. Craw
. ford, and these ladies pr,oved them
selves ideal planners of entertain
ments. The rooms of the club
• weie tastily decorated in hearts,
and the presence of so many well
gowntel ladies made the scene a
r very beautiful one. Eabh one did
s his part toward the ..entertainment,
. and the evening passed most pleas
, ar.tlv, and the Heart Party was a
, niai ked success. The score showed
f Mr. C. B. Hassell to have had the
- greatest number of punches, and he
; was awarded the first prize. Miss
« Louise Fowden, who did not come
r up to her usual standard of clever-"
1 ne-.s, was given the consolatian.
The Lotus Club will continue these
entertainments during the season
and will mean nTuch to the
. social life of \yilliamston.
, The following were present:
. Misses Elizabeth Gordon, Nannie
; and Irt-ne Smith, Lottie Critcher,
r Anna Crawford, Anna Pope, llau
-1 n4h Vic Fowden, Louise Fowden,
f Mary Hassell, Mrs. L H Nowell,
of Baltimore, Mrs. John D. Biggs,
I Jr., Mrs. Kadei B. Crawford, Mrs
. A. R. Dunning, Mrs. Arthur An
derson, Mrs. F. W. Hoyt, Mrs J.
i G. Staton, Messrs. John L Hassell,
> Frank F. Faga 1, John I) Biggs,
r Harry A. Biggs. Join W. Hassell,
> A. R. Dunning, J. G. Staton, W.
5 H. Gurkin, Louts C. Bennett, C.
. B. Hassell, John E. Pope, A D.
Mizell, Chailes W. Baker, Kader
i B. Crawford, Dr. Joseph H. Saun
t ders, Dr. James S Rhodes and S.
) A. Newell.
The ol 1, old told t^pids
without number, ana reterated'over
and over again for the la3t 36 years,
' but it is always a welcome story to
those in search of health —There is
: nothing in the world that cures
coughs and colds as qui6kly as
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy.
Sold by Saunders it Fowden and
Notice to Telephone Subscribers
Subscribers of'tbe Williamston
Telephone Company will please
make the following changes in
Telephone Directory of July Ist,
1909: Change Brown Bros, from
number 17 to 102-1 Daniel &
Staton from 102 to 114-3 ]• B.
Hardison from 102 to 114-1 *4'.
Simon K. Hardison from 102 to
Discontinue the following: Ice
House; Adams & Ward ; Ellington
& Leggett; Ben Ward; JllO. E
Add to Directory the following
new subscribers: Bunch, E. P.,
Residence No. 126; Dixie Tobacco
Warehouse No. 121; Gurganus,
George N , Residence No. 127;
Hoyt, F. VV., Residence No 120;
Hopkins, J. W., Residence No. .
114-3; Leggett, W. H., Market
No 52; Mobley, Sidney A., Stables
122; Residence No. 123; Peed,
Thos. A., Residence No. 87; Pope,
Mrs. Bettie, Residence No. 88;
Peel, R. J., Residence No. 125;
Peel, Jas S., Office No. i;
Roanoke Warehouse, Office 89;
Simpson, I. Paul., Office No. 17:
Ward, J. Herbert, Market No. 44;
Waters, Jas. 8., Residence No. 124;
Williams, Dr. John W., Office No.
w 3 3 H. M. Burras, Residence
No* 128 1 Respectfully,
Williamston Telephone Co.,
This November ist, iycg.
Lame back comes on suddenly
and is extremely.- painfuL It is
caused by rheumatism of the mus
cles., Quick relief is afforded by
applying Chamberlain's Liniment.
Sold by Saunders & Fowden and
Mrs. Archer R. Dunning was
hostess to her Sunday School class
at the Christian Church on Satur
day afternoon. The class of Mr.
Charles Baker was entertained also,
making a happy crowd of little
workers in the school. Fruits were
served, and games enlivened the
hour. " r
Miss Fannie M. Manning receiv
ed a handsome box of confections
as a prize. Every young heart was
glad because of, this token of love
from their faithful teacher and
WILLIAMSTON, N. C.. FRIDAY, NOVEBER 12, 1909.
In St Tincent's Hospital, Nor
falk, Ya., November 3rd. 1909. the 1
spirit of Miss Daisy Whitley left its
'tenement of clay, and went toC*od
who gave it. She was and had
been for some tiflne a great sufferer
Death was the end of it all, for her
sufferings were turned tnto rejoic
ings when the imprisoned spirit
burst its bars and drifted away un
til its journey ended in Heaven
She was thirty four years of age,
and for twenty years of that time
had been a faithful christian. "To
know her was to love her, to name
her was to praise." She leaves a
father, two sisters and three broth-!
ers and many friends to mourn their j
loss But th 6 ; best of it all is, God j
was with her during all her sicknes's
and afflictions, and now that the
sweet, self-sacrificing spirit has!
gone, we know the end is peace.
Her funeial services were con
ducted by Rev George J Dowell
at the family cemetery near j
Kveretts. Many and beautiful I
flowers were laid upon tbe grave by
the hands of loving friends, and we I
turned away, sorrowing most of all
that ill this world "we shall see her :
face 110 more."
."Friend after friend departs,
Who hath not lost a friend?
There is no union here of hearts,
That hath not here and end.''
When a cold becomes settled in I
the system it will take several days' J
treatment to cure it, and the best;
remedy to u«e is Chamberlain's j
Ccfhgh Remedy. It will cure ,
quicker than any other, and also !
leaves the system in a natural and
healthy condition. Sold by Sannd
ers ik. Fowden and all dealers.
Notice to University Men
The Williamston Alumni Asso
ciation of the University of North j
Carolina will hold its Animal Ban
quet at the Atlantic Hotel, at 8 P.
M , Thursday, November iß(h.,
and every University maiun Martin
County is requested to be present.
Any student present or past read
ing this or hearing of it will accept
it as a direct invitation to him, and
notify the secretary, Mr. Harry A.
Biggs, of his intention to attend.
Sunday a party of young people
walked to Everetts and boarded the
A.V C L train for home. While
waiting for the train ( which was
very late) one young man stepped
out 011 the platform which was
wrapped in Stygian darkness, and
accidentally walked off, severely
spraining his foot. The accident
might have been a more serious
one, for the only light in the depot
was from an old train lamp that the
agent held in one hand while stamp
ing tickets with the other. Perhaps,
the agent likes darkness more than
light, but railroads are violating
the statutes when proper protection
is uot afforded passengers. -—. —: r
Young 6irls Art Victims
of headache, as well as older
women, but all get quick relief and
prompt cure from Dr. King's New
Life Pills, the world's best remedy
for sick and nervous headaches.
They make pure blood, and strong
nerves and build up your health.
Try them. 25c. at All Druggists.
The Woman's Betterment Asso
ciation will hold its regular meeting
in the Graded School Building, ,
Tuesday, November 16th. Thejj
ladies of the town are cordially in
Mrs. Bettie Harrell, Pres't,
Mrs. S. J. Everett, Sec y.
Carolina Literary Society
Roll call and quotations. Sketch
of Whittier, Myrtle Woolard; Reci
tation in concert, Seventh Grade;
Reading, "Maud Mtiller," Pene
lope Biggs; Recitation in concert,
Eighth Grade, Reading, Fannie
Manning; Reading, Maud Wynne.
Penelope Biggs, Sec y.
The members of the Woman's
Auxiliary and Parish Guild will
send all articles to be donated to the
Indian Mission at Oneida, Wiscon
sin, to the Rectory on or before
November 29th. The box must go 1
forward by December Ist. so as to
reach its destination in ample time 1
for distribution at Christmas. Toys, ;
dolls, etc., will be acceptable gifts
from the Junior Auxiliary. i
Hattie Thrower, Presidents 1
Last Friday being the time foi j
the election of office: s, the follow- j 1
ing were electei: Homer Peel, '
President; Elbert Peel, Yice-presi-
dent; Jobs Manning, Treasurer; !i
! W. H. Harrell, Secretary; Maurice j !
! Watts, Librarian. !i
The Query, Revived: That, the j 1
j United States should issue b mds to j 1
improve her internal water-ways, j l
j was then taken Up and debated, j'
| The judges dec.d-.d 111 favor of the 1 .
! affirmative. (
This meeting ended tbe first | i
( quarter of the term, and while i( |i
, may have been n success, still ilu-re I \
lis room for improvement. Main h
of the boys deem it a great tmoer- L
| taking to come out and try to ex- i \
i press themselves before this little j]
| band, but until they make an tf-jl
| fort, they will not Ret over their i 1
embarrassment. It is hop d that j !
j there will be more work by some »
jin this quarter than in the previous I 1
j one. ~ Homer Peel, Sec'y. h
Croup is most prevalent during , 1
I the dry cold weather of the early l
I winter months. Parents of young M
| children should be prepared for it. '
1 All that is needed is a bottle ot ! 1
I Chamtierlain's Cough Remedy. 1
Many mothers are never without it
in their homes and it has never dis |
appointed them. Sold by Saunders 1
>.V Fowden and all dealers.
,. . .
! Miss lira Rawls spent a few days
i here last week.
Mrs W. I). Jordan spent Situr
jday at Greenville.
V. B. Gray spent Sunday and
I Monday at Rosemary.
Messrs Nun and Will Everett
j were here Tuesday.
I 9 * '
j R W. Salsbury, of Hamilton,
; was in town Tuesday.
Miss Lucy Powell is spending
this week at the home of Mr. John
Miss Alma Fleming returned
from Enfield Monday where she
had been to attend a dance.
Miss Zela Parker, who has been
visiting here, left for her home
near Conetoe Saturday.
Fourth Quorterly Conference
Bishop Wison has appointed Rev
R. 11. Broom, of Littleton, to suc
ceed our lamented Bro. Rone as
presiding Elder of the Warrenton |
District. Bro Broom will hold
our Fourth (Quarterly Conference
in the church here, November 15th j
at 3 P. M., and will preach at 7:15
P. M. the same day. Allarecordi- I '
ally invited. C. L. Read.
Many school children suffer from j
constipation, which is often the ,
cause of seeming stupidity at les- (
sons. Chambetlain's Stomach and
Liver Tablets are an ideal medicine
to give a child, for they are mild
and gentle in their effect, and will
cure even chronic constipation. J
Sold by Saunders & Fowden and I
all dealers. c
Mrs. Andrew Hoard c
Maggie Harris, wife of Andrew c
Iloarel, died at her home near Wil 1
liamston, on the night of Novetri- j J
ber 3rd. She was tile daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. N. T. Harri?; and
ban been niarrjed about three years.
A severe yellow chill attacked her,
and death cime soon after.
A husband, lather and mother!
are left t? mourn her untimely I
Williamston Graded School
For week ending Nov. 5 1909. L
Fifth Gkadk } c
Clyde Anderson, Edgar Blount, ' e
Bettie Carson, Settle Grahahi, L
Bruce Jenkins, Sam MoOre, Leon a !
Page, Fitzbugh Roberson, Ilarrell t
Thomas, James Turner, Reynolds
Smith and Louise Upton. 1 (
R . >Sjxth Gkadk
Carrie Dell Blouut, Ethel Carson,
Samson Hadley, Ollie * Meadows, .
Daisy Manning and John A. Phil
pot. Mks. C. M. Lanikr,
Mr. Richard Daniel and and Mrs.
Maggie L. Riddick were Imarried r
at the home of John L. Tetterton.
on Wednesday afternoon, at 2:30
o,clock. Justice W. H. Roberson
performed the ceremony. Mr. and
Mrs. Daniel will make their home
in Williamston some time in De
Hon. James Bryce, the dis'in
guished ambassador from Giear
Britain to America, was the guest
of tlie University Friday, night
and made an address in Gerrard
Hall before a large and attentive
audience. Mr. Bryce Is interesting
to America people not only because
he is one of the eminent citizens of
tl*e world, but abo because he has
written the be-t description of 1
American life in his "American
Commonwealth." Mr. Bryce was
introduced by Prof. K. k. Graham
and spoke 011 tbe value of it state
university to the people, lie ex-1
pressed pleasure at being in one of f
America's oldest and most useful
universities. The University of
Noith Carolina, he said, has had a j
long and honored career and is the
best investment that the people of!
North Carolina have made. He
expressed the hope that 'lie people
would respond to the growing
needs of their University. From
every investment made in the State
University were immeasurable re
turns in men trained to search for
the truth and impressed with the!
duty of citizenship. He congrat
ulated the students upon having a
faculty known for research and
upon having as a site for tin* Uni
versity such a beautiful spot, far 1
removed from the din of cities, and
admirably adapted to study and
President R P. Ve liable has been
to the Univeisitv of Virginia, where
he presided over the Association of
So itbern Colleges and Preparatory 1
Rev. R W. l logue of the Eps-
I copal Church, conducted the
Chapel services this week. Talks
were made by Drs. Manning, Dolly
and Lawson upon such subjects as
"Diet and Digestion," ' Over Ex
ertion," and "Proper Exercise"
Mr. George R. Perkins, who is
travelling in two hemispheres in
the iutersst of the Rhodes Scholar
ships, spoke at one of tbe Chapel
exercises upon "Cecil Rhodes, the
recommended to the
j students Mr. Rhodes' conscious
pursuit of a great life purpose.
On to Richmond, Thanksgiving,
November 25th. 1909.
Kills Her Foe Of 20 Years
"The tuost merciless enemy I had
for 20 years," declares Mrs. James
Duncan, of Haynesville, Me., "was
Dyspepsia, I suffered intensely
after eating or drinking and could
scarcely sleep. After many reme
dies had failed and several doctors
gave me up. I tried Electric Bit
ters, which cured me completely.
Now I can eat anything. I am 70
years old and am overjoyed to get
my health and strength back again
For Indigestion, Loss of Appetite,
Kidney Trouble Lame Back, Fe
nnle Complaints* its unqualed.
Only 50c at All Druggists.
J. llyman Woolard was - born in
Martin County, June sth, 1838,
l»eing one of a family of nine chil
dren and a brother of Joseph L
Woola'd, of Williamston. His
death was the first which has oc
curred in the family in about forty-
years, that of his brother,
John, happening at Washington,-
N. C., during the early days of the
Civil War. Mr. Woolard lived in
Martin County for a number of
years during his early manhood-,
later moving to Pitt County where
He professed faith in Jesus
Christ and was baptized in that I
faith at Macedonia in 1854, and j
was for years an elder in the church, j
Later he transferred his member-!
ship to Oak Grove Church, living!
a consistent christian life till death |
claimed him. His wife died sev-!
eral years ago, and .nine children j
are left to mourn their loss.
The funeral services were, con-]
ducted by Rev. D. W. Arnold,
pastor, of the Christian Church at;
Greenville, on the afternoon of!
Wednesday, November 3rd.
Tini Entertrisk has received
the following invitation:
The Trustees of the
East C iroliua Teachers Training
request the honour of your presence
at the Inauguration of
President Robert H. Wright
011 Friday morning, November
nineteen hundred and nine
at ten o'clock
Greenville, North Carolina
s[.oo a Year in Advance I
Things Which Show What
the South is Doing--
Along all Lines of De
bilities and Resources.
I Ihe Manufacturer's Record,
' which nevrt ceases to laljor for the
promotion of Southern industries,
I lias "issued an inter* stmg folder ;
from which these facts aie laken:
' Do you know that the South'®
agricultural productions now ex
| reed the total value of t he agricultu*
| ral qu'put of the UniteVl Mates in
ißso, and aie almost as great ill
value as the total of the United
States in i8yo?
"Do you know that the South is
I mining more than twice as much
1 bituminous coal as the United
States mined in 1880.''
I "Do you know that Southern
j rail loads must spend $2,000,000,-
000 in ten years to provide faciltits
I needed in Southern growth?
j "Do you know that the most
comprehensive and remarkable
warehousing system in the world
lis in operation 111 a Southern town?
"Do sou know that the South in
buildtng two of the must lemarka
ble railroads ever constructed in
America, and that one of them is
the most unique ever built 111 the
"Do you know Uiat the South is
now spending $20,«u0,0u0 111 build
ing cotton mills?
"Do you know that the Steel
Corporation having #50,000,0(30 in
vested in Alabama is carrying out
vast improvements which will .add
immensely to the prosperity of the
"Do you know that good roads,
which mean more for agricultural
prosperity than anything else be
fore the public, are being built all
over the S'Mith as never before at a
cost of many millions of dollars?
"Do you know that all of the
present development of the railroad
and industrial work in the South is
only the revival of what was being
done prior to iB6O 011 a relatively
still larger scale, which shows the
inborn trait of Southern people to
turn to industrial interests?
"Do you know that the South
lost by emigration between r»65
and ijiM> about 2,500,000 of its
own white people, and that this
was a far greater loss than the ruin,
and destruction by war?
"Do you know that this drain
has largely stopped, and that South
ern men and boys are now finding
more avenues ot employment at
home tliart elsewhere?
Do you know that the tide of
investment of A tnei ican and foreign
capital and the movement of popu
lation ia turning southward as never
before, and that wonderful things
are in store for this section?
"Do you know that though the
value of the Sotith's cotton crop
with seed is between #700,000,000
and $800,000,000 a year, that value
is less than a third of the total
value of the South's annual agri
"Do you know that with a popu
lation less by 3,000,000 or 4 000,-
000 than what the total population
of the United States Was in iB6O,
the wealth of the South is £5,000,-
000,000 gieater than the total
wealt li of the whole country in
A Scalded Bon's Shrieks
horrified his grandmother, Mrs.
1 Maria Taylor, of Nebo, Ky., who
j ,writes that, when all thought he
I would die, Bucklen's Arnica Salve
j wholly cured him. Infallible for
j Biuns, Scalds, Cuts, Corns, wounds
Bruises. Cures Fever Sores, Boils,
Skin Jviuptipns, Chilblains, Chap
ped Hands. Soon routs Piles. 25c
at All Druggists.
SherilT J C. Crawford and Rev
enue officers Wood and Lewis made
a raid Wednesday and captured an
80 gallon still, and all equipments
necessary to manufacture Cram
Lightning. They found the kettle
loaded ready for the fire when the
sun went down. They also found
about 300 gallons of beer, some
molasses and about 10 gallons of
rum, all of which they promptly
destroyed. This seizure was made
on the premises of J. R. Corey xsr
miles from Williamstou.