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VOL. XI. NO. 45
FOR ALL PARTIES
The Legislature Should
Act in This Important
Matter—The Time Has
Passed for the Open
States Have Such Laws
. Eight years ago the editor of The
News and Observer suggested a
plank in the Democratic platform
favoring a legalized primary in
North Carolina, which was adopted
In the Legislature that followed,
Senator Canfieron Morrison intro
duced a bill legaliz
ed primary, and -The News and
Observer stood with Mr. Morrisou
in behalf of that reform measure,
but inanv of the leaders of both
parties opposed it, and others doubt
ed its wisdom for the whole State.
It was defeated. Siuce then Mtck
lenburg under the leadership of
Heriot Clarkson, passed a legalized
primary ait with what result? Its
Democratic majority has grown
until it is the banner Democratic
county in North Caroliua. The
legalized primary did not give this
majority, but it proves that Such
method of ascertaining the will of
the voters tends to strengthen
rather than to weaken the party.
Durham, Guilford, Wake and hall
a dozen other counties have adopted
the legalized primary and no bad
results have followed. There are
objections to the primary undoubt
edly, but there are more objections
to the mass meeting and the county
and precinct conventions. In the
old times', when precincts were
wont to send their best men ttnin
structed to the county convention,
that was the best system ever de
vised. But times have~changed
and the voters generally instruct
their delegates, and we have very
few of. those old time deliberative
conventions. The nominating con
ventions of the old style must pass
as did the electoral college, and we
must come to the primary—and
that means a legalized primary for
all parties to be held on the same
day regulated by the State authori
At the last meeting o£ the State
Democratic Executive Committee
Mr. A- J- Field introduced a resolu-,
tion calling upon the General As
sembly to enact a State Legalized
Primary law There was opposi
tion to k, and upon the motion ot
the editor of this paper who stated
that the time had come when the
State should have a legalized pri
mary, the resolution was not acted
upon, but it will come up for con
sideration at the next meeting of
the committee. Since then Beau
fort, Wilson and other counties
have passed resolutions in favor of
a legalized primary, and the long
drawn out conventions have empha
sized the danger of continuing a
system having the seeds of produc
ing such friction and trouble.
There is but one legalized pri
mary law to be cousidered—it is
the one in operation in Wisconsin,
Nebraska, Missouri, Oklahoma,
Kansas, loWa, and nearly all the
Southern States—a law requiring
primaries to be held on the same
day by all parties, the cost of the
same to be paid by the State just as
the cost of holding a regular elec
tion. The laws in these States are
not exactly alike, but the principle
is the same, aa£ the legislator
should study them all and give
North Carolina the best one.
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though yen were going to be sick
will never know what serious
illness is. It purifies the blood,
drives out disease before it gets a
foothold; such is Hollister's Rockv
Mountain Tea. None other so ef
fective and sure. Taa or Tablets.
Saunders & Fowden.
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Mrs. John Dawson Biggs has an
nounced the engagement of her
daughter, Miss Carrie Alexander
to Mr. Samuel Ferebee Williams,
Jr., Philadelphia. The wedding
is to take place in Williamston on
Saturday, September the tenth.
The bride-elect is the youngest
daughter of the late John Dawson
Biggs, who fo/many years was a
prominent factor in the commercial
and political life of the town and
county. The marriage of Miss
Biggs, who has a wide circle of
relatives and friends, will be an
interesting event to this and .other
Mn. Williams is a native of Wil
liamston but has been a resident of
Philadelphia for a number of years,
where he has held important posi
tions with large firms. He is the
oldest son of Capt. S. F. Williams,
of Edenton, who was a citizen of
of Williamston for many years.
Dysentery is a dangerous disease
but can be cured. Chamberlain's
Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Rem
edy has been successfully used in
epidemics of dysentery. It 'has
never been known to fail. It is
equally valuable for children pnd,
abults, and when reduced with wa
ter Aud sweetened, it is pleasant to
to take. Sold by Saunders &
Fowden and all dealers.
The Little Word "Yes "
"Yes' 1 is a simple word spelled
with three letters.
It has caused more happiness and
mWelihhappfnfeSs than "and other*
than and other word in the lang
It his lost more money for easy
lenders than all the bo'es in all the
pockets in the world. .
It has started more dipsomaniacs
on their careers than all the strong
liquor on earth. .
It has caused more fights than
all the "you're liars" that ever were
It has procured kisses and pro
It has defeated candidates and
It has been used in more lies than
any other expression.
It is not meant half the time it is
Will it continue to make such a
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Struck a Rich Mine
S. W. Bends, of, Coal City, Ala.,
says be struck a perfect mine of
health in Dr. King's New Life Pills
for they cured him of o Liver and
Kidney Trouble after 12 years of
suffering. the best pills
on earth for Constipations, Malaria
Headache,. Dyspepsia, Debility.
25c at Saunders & Fowden.
Too Much Hurrv
The Faults of the day are many
and the greatest of these is our iai
patience. That is the opinion of
the Archbishop of Canterbury, the
most important church dignitary in
Great Britian. Impatience and
hurry are what we suffer from each
day, he thinks. In every depart
ment of life people are striving for
"short Cuts" toward solutions
wliich they want to reach. Anx
ious problems are being faced in a
spirit which is surqly a new one and
a dangerous one —a spirit of hot
impatience. "It is wholesome,"
he says, "to be hotly intolerant of
wrong; but intolerance of wrong
will not usually solve great per
plexities by itself. Patience has a
foremost place in a sustained effort
to maintain these things. To-day's
temptation is speed rather than
thoroughness." It is a sane mes
sage that the archbishop preaches.
WILLIAMSTON, N. C.. FRIDAY, AUGUST 26, 1910
Mijs Frances E. Knight Hostess
The most elaborate social event
of the season was the lawn party
given Tuesday evening from 8:30
to 12 o'clock by Miss Frances
Elizabeth Knight the accomplish
ed daughter of Dr/and Mrs. J. B.
H Knight, in celebration of her
thirteenth birthday. The elegant
home was beautifully decorated,the
verandah and lawn being brilliant
ly illuminated by Japanese lanterns.
The young hostess, sweetly atttired
in a pink silk empire gown with
lace, received 1 the guest 011 the
The scene was a most beautiful
one and the occasion was heartily
enjoyed, so perfectly Was it planned
and so successfully executed. On
the lawn beneath two trees, four
large stables were spread, laden
with salads, cream, cake, melons
and other fruit. The sweet strains
of Alexander Orchestra mingled
with the merry voices of the young
A large number of beautiful and
useful gift* were received by the
hostess, who is a popular member
of the younger set. Among those
present on this happy occasion
were: .. "
Dr. and Mrs. J. H. Saunders,
Mr. and Mis. J. P. Simpson, Rev.
W. J. Gordon, Misses Elizabeth
Gordon, Annie Lamb, Ruth Mad
ry, of Windsor; Irene Smith, Han
nah Vic and Louise Fowden, Mary
Dare and JeSsie Brown, Katie
Blount, Lettie Critcher, Bert Gard
ner, Eva Gainor, Emma Graham,
Lillie Belle Hardison, OUie and
E'oise Meadows,' Eva—Peef;-Heltor
Kate Ward, Kate Taylor, Hilda
Carwford, Fannie and Daisy Man
ning, Ellie Wynn, Carrie Dell
Blount, Mary Hodges, Fannie
Biggs Martin, Irma Woodhouse,
Josie and Emma Roberson, Laurie
Ellison, Carrie Dell White, Ruth
and Rose Crowell and Glen wood
Ellington; Dr. John W. Williams,
ot Everett; T. J. Smith, Dr. H. B.
York, John W. Hassell, Fred M.
Shute, Lee Hardison, Clayton and
Maurice Moore, Hariy M. Stubbs,
Wiggins and Maurice Watts, Luke
Lamb, Louis C. Bennett, Haywood
Knight, Dillon Simpson, John
Manning, Wheeler Mai tin, Leroy
and Oscar Anderson, Peaily Perry,
Settle Graham, Titus Critcher,
Joseph Leggett, Leßoy White and
When the digestion is all right,
the action of the bowels regular,
there is a natural craving and rel
ish for food. When this is lacking
you may kr.ow that you need a
dose of Chamberlain Stomach and
Liver Tablets. They strenghten
the digestive organs, improve the
appetite and regulate the bowels.
Sold by.Saunders & Fowden and
Card ot Thanks
We again wish to express our
gratitude to the public for theis
unbounded kindness to us during
the illness of my husband and our
father, S. M. Andrews. After a
lingering Illness, he departed this
life, August 17th, 1910. He only
survived his daughter, Ltonora T ,
six weeks and three days.
The tender care of the Hevenly
Father, and fhe kindness of the
public have sustained us through
these, the very darkest hours of
—The Bereaved Family.
If your liver is sluggish and out
of tone, and you feel dull, bil
ious, constipated, take a dose of
Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver
Tablets tonight before retiring and
you will feel all right in the morn
ing. Sold by Saunders & Fowden
and all dealers.
Marion Johnson is here from
Miss Vivia Reeves was in town
Monday. " v
' V. B. Grey returned from Rose
G. R. and H. L. Halslip left for
L. B. Fleming was here fr ni
Palmyra this week.
I.ee Roy Rollins from Bethel is
here for some time.
H. M. Burras was here from
Several from h'ere attended ser
vice at Kehukee Sunday.
Mi.»s Laura Silsbury spent Sat
urday antl Sunday iu Grindool.
Jim Daniel from Robersonville
went to G. F. Rolnersou's Sunday.
Will Cobb and sister, Miss Annie,
from CoiK-toe spent Sunday heie.
K. 11. Salsbury and Rev. Mr.
A} its spent Wednesday near Ham
, Mr. aud Mrs. R. W. and P. L.
Salsbury, of Hamilton, spent Suil
Miss Fannie Lee Sphere, of Pac
tolus, is vi-iting Miss Hilda Knight
1 Rev. W. A. Ayers from Lynch
burg, Va.., arrived here Monday
and will spend a few days.
Miss Lillian Nelson, accompa
nied by Miss Era Rawls, left for
her home near Griftbn Monday.
Mrs. R. H. Salsbury auddaugh
"trrg'r—Misses -Etrnra aud LuiliSfe,
Hpeat Saturday and Sunday in
K. H. Salsbury lost a valuable
dog on Tuesday night. It is
thought thar*he was bitten by
auother dog and died of hydro
"An ounce of preventative i?
worth a pound of cure." Hollis
ter's Rocky Mountain Tea has-been
the "preventative" for thirty years.
Nothing so good to keep you well
and"make you well. 35 Tea
or Tablets. Saunders & Fowden.
OAK CITY ITEMS
J. L. Hines aud family are at
Ocean View this week.
Messrs. S. W., B. F. and W. W,
Casper, Frank and Hauuibal Hais
lip and George Daniel are at Ocean
Viiw camping this week.
Mrs. Howell and Miss Mae Ben
nett, of Williamston, are visiting
Miss Susie Burnett this week.
C. M. Hurst went to Hamilton
L. W. Hyman lost his horse
Billie Savage went to join the
Army, failed to pass the examina
tions and came home Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Etheridge
spent Saturday Sunday in
. Robert Everett, of-Palmyra, was
in town Tuesday.
Lionel Perkins went to Hob
Mrs. John Daniel and children
left for Robersonville Tuesday.
Kidney trouble is particularly to
be dreaded because its preseuce is
not usually discovered until it has
assumed one of its worst forms—
diabetes, dropsy, or Bright's dis
ease. |f you suspect that your
kidneys are affected, by all means
use Hollister's Rocky Mountain
Tea —the great systemic cleaner
and regulator. Saunders & Fow
A Democrat Writes
Editor of THE ENTERPRISE,
Dear Sir: —
v , I am no politician nor
am I of that political school that
believes in turning a man out at
the end of one, two or live terms,
if he is the right man. t But I am
writing to express my surprise at
the candidacy of J. A. Hobbs, as
he faithfully promised on various
occasions, during the last campaign,
not to seek the office again., Now
I find him breaking his own volun
tary pledge And it is further
stated that he is not only a candi
date, but is actively so. In fact so
ictive that he is spending money
to that end by giving picuics for
special favorites, and usfti'g whiskey
for the purpose of corrupting and
influencing votes, even dispensing
it from liis office, which should be
the sacred precinct of justice.
It seems to me that when
a mag gets that anxious for
office, it is time for the party to
look for its own choice. It is fur
ther argued that Mr. llobbs is old
a Confederate soldier, and
snould have consideration on that
account. Now as he opeuly boasts
that he has laid aside several thou
smJ dollars during his term in
office, sutlicieut for his future care
and comfort, then it would seem
that he has 110 further claim on the
From my observation of politics,
the thing which makes a party
strong is to have men in office that
are competent aud courteous,
always frank and fearless, not
dodging behind little whims and
I think for the general harmony
of the party that it would be better
to make a change iu the office of
Clerk, there is 110 com
petency to lose and perhaps some
courtesy to gain by a change. " * -
That a clean, nice, fragrant com
pound like Bucklen's Arnica Salve
will instantly relieve a bad buri),
cut, jcald, wound or piles, staggers
skeptics. But great cures prove
its a wonderful healer of the worst
sores, ulcers, boils, felons, eczema,
skin eruptions, as also chapped
hands, sprains and corns. Try it.
25c at Saunders & Fowden.
Windsor in Williamston
The Thespians carried the play
Leah, the Forsaken over to Will
iamston last Wednesday and it goes
without saying that the glad hand
was extended and a drowded house
greeted our players. The entire
troupe was entertained by the good
people, all, showed every hospi
tality possible. Aud they always
do it. Our players expected it,
they always look for it, and they
always get it: And FO with our
neighbors when they come to see
us, Williamston and Windsor are
mighty good friends—friends of old
acquaintance vvith friendship of,
long standing. And may/ it ever
be so*. —Ledger.
Shop Walker—Gloves, miss? Yes
you will find the kids counter on
ttie right. y
Rising Fifteen (withering!^)—
Really! And where, pray, shail I
find the ladies' counter?'' —Tit-Bits.
It is requested that all members
of the former Wednesday After
noon Book Club meet at the resi
dence of Mrs. S. A. Newell, on the
afternoon of Wednesday, the 30th,
at 5 o'clock, for the purpose of
St.Oo a Year in Advance
wV NEWS ITEMS
Loca 1 Happenings and
People who are Coming
and Going, Here, There
and Yonder as Gathered
by our Regular Corres
N. C. Everett was in town Sun
Staton Everett left Monday for
J. A. Coffield is on the sick list
W. W. Peel left Tuesday for
I). B. Parker returned from War
Mrs. A. S. Everett is on the sick
list this week.
Miss Allie G. Little spent Friday
' night in town.
Prof. Eason, of Darden, was in
Jasper Andrews is at home from
Norfolk this week. '
Ernest Reeves was here from
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Miss Ora Taylor spent Sunday
with Mrs. T. H. Grimes.
Miss Rosa Biker and brother, of
Hamilton, spent Sunday here.
Miss Susa Everett is visiting
friends in Greenville this week.
Dr. apd Mrs. R. H. Hargrove
returned from Tarboro Monday.
' Miss Selma Huilford, of Rocky
Mbuut, is visiting tße Misses Peel.
Miss Lannie Lee Gainor, of
Bethel, visited in town last weekr
Miss Lalla Wynn and Haywood
Everett spent Sunday in Greenville.
; Misses Lillian Gainor and Ruth
Carson, of Bethel, were here last
Mrs. R. L. Smith and children
are visiting in William.-ton this
Misses Myrna Higbt and Lalla
Wynn spent Monday night in the
Mrs J. L. Peel and children, of
Roanoke Rapids, are visiting here
W. R. Jenkins, R. L. Smith and
Harvey Robersou left Monday tor
Misses Marjorie Barnhill and
Jennette James are visiting in
'-Mos. G. A. Crofton and children
spent Saturday and Sunday in
Rev. E. C. Andrews, of Ply
mouth, conducted services here
Rev Mr. Gordon, of William
ston, conducted services in the
Hall Monday night.
L. T. Roberson R. T.
Purvis and son, Clarence, spent
Saturday near Washington.
Herbert Kdtnondson while pass
ing through, spent Tuesday night
wkh his sister. Mrs. J. T. Ross.
Misses Hattie G. Warren and
Bessie Godwin, of Wilson, visited
Missess Maree and Pearl Roberson
Misses Vivian Roberson, Addie
Coburh and Muss Chatmer, of Gold
Point, attended services here Mon
day night. -
The society ot the town with
quite a number of visitors, spept
Friday night very pleasantly danc
ing by the music of the Roanoke
Adrian, the little fou£-.year old
son of Mr. and E. Rober
son, died A»jUßt 18th, from
typhoid pneumonia. The bereaved
parents have the sympathy of the