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VOL. XII. NO. 13
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Representative Harry W.
Stubbs Introduces Bill
—. Far-the. Call ,of a Con
es Needed in Constitu- 1
The following is the bill in'troduc
ed Friday in the House by Repres
entative Stubbs, of Martin, provid
ing for the calling of Constitutional
Convention. At the last session
Tffr. Stubbs not only aavocated such
a bill but came near getting it
through the General Assembly It
was thought theu that if it had been
introduced'earlier in the session,
two years ago, and members had
had more time to consider it before
the pressing duties had come to the
middle of the season, the bill would
have been passed Mr. Stubbs said
Friday that he has studied the
question for the past two years with
more care and the more he has in
. 'vestigated, the mo e convinced he
is that po real reform in many
things, especially in the matter ot
taxation, revenue, the courts sys
tem, etc.-i-eau-be accomplished un
der the limitations of the present
constitution, excellent in many
features, he declared, but absolutely
antiquated and insufficient for pres
The bill to be entitled Act
to call a convention of the people
of North Carolina."
Whereas, the present Constitu
tion of Noith Carolina is, in many
particulars, unsuited to the wants
and conditions of our people, and
whereas, in the judgment of the
General Assembly a conyehtion of
the people is the only sure, and is
besides the speediest and most
economical mode of altering 01
amending it, and believing the end
in view utterly impracticable by
legislative enactment, on account of
the great number of discordant and
conflicting provisions of the present
Constitution, now therefore the
General Assembly ff North Caro
l:taa do enact:
(Two-thirds of all the members
of each hou-e concur!ing.)
Section 1 At the next general
election to be held in the State of
North Carolina in 1912, the pro
position of ••'Convention" or "No
Convention ' shall be submitted to
the qualified voters of the whole
State, and it shall be the duty ot
the various election officers to pre
pare for such proposition a seperate
IkSX iU which thr tickets as above
stated shalt be deposited; at which
said election those qualified voters
favoring said call shall Vote a ticket
bearing the word "Convention"
and those opposed bearing the words
"No Convention" and the same
laws aud regulations governing the
size and character of tickets for the
election of members of Congress
1 shall be observed for this election,
and the returns of said efection
shall be canvassed and declared as
is now prescribed by law for the
election of State officers.
Sec. 2. The- said- Conveution
shall consist of one hundred and
twenty delegates, and each county
shall be entitled to the same num
ber of delegates that it has mem
bers of the House of Reppresenta
tives on January Ist, the
~ said delegates sball have
fication required pf members the
House of Representatives, of which
qualifications the Convention shall
be the sole judge.
Sec. 3. That at the said general
election of 191 2 there shall be voted
for in the several counties of the
State, in a seperate box to be pro
vided by the several boards of elec
tion, delegate or delegates in pro
portion to the number as is prescrib
ed in Section 2 of this Act slid the
character and size of the tickets fot
this election of the delegate or
delegates, shall be prescribed •by
the several County Boards of Elec
tion of the State; on which shall be
printed or written A - -partly printed
or partly written, as follows: In
jpounties entitled to one delegate to
the said Convention these x words
"Delegate to Constitutional Con
vention," find in counti- s entitled
Ito more than one delegare these
i words '>Delega'es to Constitutional
Convention"' and the result of said
election shall he eanvas«ei and de
clared as is now prescribed by law
for the election of members of the
SecT 4. If upon the "canvass,
the election upon the question of
Conveution or No Convention as
prescribed by Section 3*of this Act,
it shall be ascertaiued that a ma
jority of the votes cast in said elec
tion are in favor of Convention,
then it shall be the duty of said
delegates declared to have been
elected, to convene in the hall of
the House of Representatives at
Raleigh, North Caroliua, on Wed
nesday after the first Monday in
May, 1913, at 12 o'clock, noon,
when and where the said delegates
shall be called to order by the Chief
Justice or one of the Associate Jus
tices of th^Supreme-Court or by
the Secretary of State who, if there
be not a quorum, shall adjourn
them to the same place, and from
day to day, ujitil a quorum shall
adjoun them to the same place, and
from day to day. until a quorum
shall appear, and on the appearance
of a quorum, he shall administer
each of them the following oatb:
"You, A 8., do solemnly swear
"or affirm as the delegate-elect shall
choose" that you will faithfully
maintain and support the Constitu
tion of the United States and *he
several amendments there-to, and
that yoa will neither directly or
indirectly evade or disregard the
duties enjoined nor. the restrictions
imposed upon the convention by
the act of the General Assembly
| authorizing your election so help
j >ou God." And no delegate shall
1 be, permitted to sit or be entitled to
' a seat in the said Convention, or
i act as a delegate thereto, until he
shall have subscribed the oath or
I affirmation as above set oyt, and as
soon as a majority of the delegates
elect shall have thus appeared and
I been sworn in, thew shall then pro
ceed to elect presiding
I officer and such other officers, clerks
j and aild servants, as
j they from time to -time shall find
necessary, and if a vacancy shall
i occur the saflie shall be filled in the
Uaitie manner as the like varancies
I are filled by law in the case of vac
ancies in the General Assembly.
Said Convention shall have power
to consider, debate, propose and
adopt any amendment to the exist
ing Constitution , except such as
i would be in conflict with the Con
stitution of the United States.
Sec. -5. That there shall be
printed immediately ten copies of
this act for each member of the
General Assembly and one hundred
copies immediately following its
ratification for 'each Board of
County Commissioners, for the use
of the registrars and judges of elec
tion iu their respective counties
Sec. 6. That the delegates to
the Constitutional Convention shall
be entitled to and receive the same
per diem and mileage for the entire
period of the Convention as i* now
provided for the meml>ers of the
Sec. 7. That this act shall be in
force from and after its ratification.
When given as soon as the croupy
cough appears Cbambe r1 a i n's
Cough Remedy will ward 'off an
attack of croup and prevent all
danger and cause of anxiety. Thou
sands of mothers use it successfully.
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WILUAMSTON, N. C.. FRIDAY, JANUARY 13. 1911
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Book Club Entertained
The Afternoon Book Clnb, which
such a pleasing social feature
of the town during the old year,
met with Mrs. Wheeler Martin syid
Mrs. A. R. Dunning at the resi
dence of the former on Tuesday,
from 5:30 to 11 o'lock p m The
gladness of the New Year was in
fused into the life of the Club and
this first meeting was to crown all
previous and, perhaps, all future
gatherings of the members. The
elegant home of Mrs. Martin was
made more charming by Christmas
greens, emphasizing the spirit of
the season. —Pe-rtre,~ent flowers and
flowering plants gave the interior
an air of a'feost tropical loveliness.
Each member of the Club was
accompanied by her husband or
some friend and at 6 o'clock the
entire party sat down to an elegant
dinner, served as only a Southerner
can. Place cards containing ap
propriate quotations and decorated
with "Kewpies" assigned ta li his
proper seat. The younger mem
bers of the Club were served at a
table attractively arranged in the
rear ball, while the seniors occupi
ed the dining room. A punch bowl
presided over by Miv* Ihdha Lanier,-
furnished a refreshing beverage
throughout the hours.
After each course had been en
joyed to the fullest, a contest,' Miss
Mary's Garden," was enured into
with enthusiasm. Booklets with
smilirg cupids to bewitch the
younger and to bring past conquests
lo tbe nunds of the older, were
given the guests Tbe-«econtained
questions, the answers, to which
were vegetables grown in the gar
den. There were no prizes, but
the favors were attractive and uui-
que, bei'ig minature cabbies wit|>
quotations within and from which
were suspended perfect represent
ations of other vegetables.
Thus another year of pleasure for
the Club was begun and the oc
casion could not have been more
enjoyable. The invited guests
were: Misses Lela Brown, Winnie
Nicholson and Del ha Lanier;
Messrs. John D. Bigg I }, F I'.
Barnes, J. G Statou, C. H. God
win, S. A Newell, A. R. Dunning.
Wheeler Martin, T. J. Smith, A.
*S Coffield, I)r. J. H. Saunders.
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treatment whateveri - Apply Cham
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Man Killed by Train
After the passing of the 6:30
passenger train here on Monday,
news was received that the body of
a man had been found dead on the
track about three hundred yards
this side of Parmele. The engi
neer of the train had not discovered
the man and the accident was un
known to the crew. The unfor
tunate tnan proved to be Briukley
Allsbrooks, who came from the
vicinity of Scotland Neck. It is
supposed that under the influence
of liquor, he had walked down the
track and fallen asleep. Some
people noticed that he was drinking
when he left the town.
Dr. J. H. Saunders, Coroner,
was summoned and a jury chosen
who decided that Allsbrooks came
to bis death through his own neg
ligence, and that the Atlantic Coast
Line Railroad was not to blame in
the least. The body of the man
was so mutilated that the particles
were picked up and placed in an
orange packing box and carried
back to Parmele, the head and face,
however, were intact and without
I '* '?*
William J. Hoard Dead
After an illness of a few weeks,
William J. Hoard died at his resi
dence on Railroad Street early Sun
day morning. He suffered from a
stroke of paralysis, which together
With the weakness of declining,
years, took his life away.
I Mr. Hoard was bofn in Martin
Gtmnty fifty eight year ago and j
hi»d spent his davs in Williamson ,
where lie reared a large family.
He was a familiar figure in the,
community and was known to j
everybody as "Jack" Hoard. Dur
ing the four years of the Civil War
h* followed • the fortunes of ttoe
imprisonment. He married Miss'
Annie Ourganus, who with nine
Children survive him, among the
•Ider ones being Church H. Hoard,
of the Willtamston Telephone of- i
The fuueral services were con
ducted from the late residence,
Monday afternoou nt 2:30 o'clock,
by Rev. George J. Dow til, pastor
of the Baptist Church, interment
at the public cemetery.
''lie's is a bad man alliight.
He :ut two Goldfield salooons out'
of biisiocs' 1 :
I "Shoot«'eni up."
' \"o, ilr.mk eni up." ' j
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laili's Cough Reinedv acts on this
plan. It allays the cough, relieves
the lungs, opens tlie secretions and
aids nature in restoring the system
to .1 healthy condition. Thousands
have testified to its superior excel-
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j The following imitation has been
Mr. and Mrs. Frederie Gardner
request the pleasure of
your company at the marriage of
Her l ie Zenobia
L Dr. John Watk'ms Williams
on the afternoon of Wednesday,
January the eighteenth
I nineteen bundled and eleven
,at half past four o'clock
Williaoston, N. C.
I No cards in town or in Everetts, I
; N. C.
When buying a cough -medicine]
I for children bear in mini that;
I Chamberlain's Cough, Remedy is!
most effectual for colds,' croup and J
whooping cough and that it con I
tains 110 harmful drug. For sale
by All Dealers.
And women, generally speaking, i
| are good®talkers.
Oscar Dauiel was here Thursday
Clayton Keel was in town Sun
Mr. Anthony, of Greenville, was!
Miss Hattie James went to Par
L. B. Wynn and daughter, Miss
Lillie, were here Wednesday.
Miss Pearl Mai lory spent last
week with Miss Klla Burroughs.
Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Rogersou,
of Bear Grass, were here Thursday.
Misses Effie Taylor and Hattie
James went to Robersonville Thurs
Messrs. Bob Bailey and Sam
Barnhill, of Robersonville, were
C. B. Riddick, who has accepted
a position with F. K. Hodges at
Williamston, spent Sunday here.
In Honor of Miss Ellison %
Among the enjoyable social
events of the week was the "at
home" given by Mr. and Mis.
• William Andrew Ellison in honor
of their neice, Miss Mary Belle
.Ellison, of Suffolk who has been
spending the holidays with them
The Ellison home 011 "Maple
' Row" was ablaze with lights and
.decorated with red and green—tbp
j color scheme being carried out most
| attractively in the hall and dining
room, ribbons festooned from chan
delier to the ends of the table in
the latter, producing a lovely effect.
The evening was speut in laugh
; irndTrrrrstr, the entire house be
iug open to the guests, who caught
the spirit of hospitality so largely
prevailing in everything arranged
for their pleasure.
P At the stroke of eleven, the
guests were ushered into the dining
room, where seated around the fes
tive board, they enjoyed the good
things provided for .their delecta- j
tion. Another dav, young and
fresh, had come ere the hapDy
pirtv arose and later took theit de
Among those present were:
and Pearlie Wolfe,
Hiunah- Vic and Louise FowJen,
Annie Kate Thrower and Clyde
Hassell; Messrs. Durward Gur-
I ganus, Maurice Moore, Fred M.
Shute, C. B Clark, Rolin Robert
son, Vernor Godwin and John H.
OIP Soldier Tor'ured
f' . 7
"For years 1 Mine red unspeak
able torture from indigestion, con
stipation and liver trouble," wjote
! A K. Smith, a war veteran at
; Erie, Pa., "but Dr. King's New
i Life Pills me all right.
They're* s'mply great.". Try them
I lor aiiy stomach', liver or kidney
' trouble. Only 25c at Saundtjis M:
Robert 15 iktr returned from New
W. 11. Sprtiill.of Plymouth, was
j in town Monday.
We regret to know of Mrs M. I.
Flctnining's illness. *
Misse-- \jatide liikcr and Maggie
J Belle Junes made a flying trip to
II )!ig(»od Tuesday.
j The Young People's. Club w; s
| entertained at the residence of Mrs.
j'J. P. Boyle, Friday night ol last
I week. It was a very enjoyable
Rjv. Mr, Bradley preach d for.
j tis at the Methodist Church Sun
(lay, it being his regular appoint
i ment." We are always glad to have
I Mr. Bradley tn our midst.
Mi»H Casfine Purvis who return
jed from Greenville last week,' left
Tuesday for Texas, where she
will visit lur relatives. She ex
pects to return in the fall.
The Book Club was delightfully
j entertained by Miss Effie Waldo at
(the residence of Mrs. J. P. Boyle
! last Tuesday afternoon. The chief
entertaining feature was a contest
consisting of questions, the answers
to which were names of cloth. Tile
prize was awarded to Mrs. C. H
Baker. After the contest, refresh
ments were served.
. Death in Roaring Firs
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fire-bugs, but often severe burns
are caused that make a quick need
for Bucklen's Arnica Salve, the
quickest surest cure for burns
wounds, bruises, boils, sores. It
subdues inflammation. It- kills
pain. It soothes and heals. Drives
off skin eruptions, ulcers or piles
Only 25c at Saunders & Fowden.
s[.oo a Year in Advance '
Local Happenings and
People who are Coming *
and Going, Here, There
" and Yonder as Gathered
by our Regular Corres
Moses James, of Tarboro, was
T. E. Mayo, of Bethel, was in
town Saturday. /
Roy Keel of near (Void Point has
moved to town.'
William Hurst, of Oak City, was
in town Monday.
J. H. Everett, of Gold Point,
has moved here.
John W. Hassell, of Williamston,
was here Monday.
The society of the town gave a
dance Friday night.
Eli Gurganus, of Williamston,
was in town
Harvey Roberson, of Roberson
ville, w is in town Thursdav.
| Misses Myra Flemming and
Hilda Knight have returned.
Dewitt T. Vaughn last
week with his parents at Norlina.
Miss Bessie Hevetly, of Bethel, is
visiting relatives in town this week.
The Roberson Guano factory is.
completed and ready for business.
John W. Green has bought
with the firm of J. W. Taylor &
J. 11. Rtiherson, Jr., went to
| Greenville and other points Sun
Miss Berth a Ihruhi.ll, of Grindool
(visited Miss Annie Mooring this
••• Mrs. Nannie Pittman, of Green
ville, is spending some time here
| Mrs. J. A. Coffield, who has beeu
jspending .some time with her'
mother, ha J s returned.
j Messrs. Staton Everett, Charlie
Vick, Jack Taylor aui Hugh Ross
are off to Blhav.ll prospecting.
Joseph Edmondsou entertained a
I number of his' ft lends last Friday
evening at the home of Miss Bettie
Willie Roebu.:k left.Sunday fur
! Ivahhoe to take a position with the
| A C. 1,. The„beSt wishes of his
jtnaflv Iritii Is follow him.
.! Never strike a man when he's
■ down —lor u loan.
Solnfis a Oeeo Mystery
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