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VOL. XIV. NO. 42
I Professional Cards |
Hugh B. York, M. D.
Microscopy, Electrotherapy, X-
Ray, Diagnosis, Specialties
Office on Smith wick St., rear Blount Bro.
Office hours, 8 to 10 a. m., 7 to 9 p. m.
Office 'phone 60 - Night phone 63
Win. E. Warren - J. S. Rhode*
Drs. Warren & Rhodes
Physicians and Surgeons
Office in Bigg# Drug Store - 'Phone ?9
Jos. H. Saundeis, M. b.
Physician and Surgeon
Day phone 53 - Night phone 40
Williamston, N. C.
Dr. R. L. Savage
of Rocky Mount, will be at the
Atlantic Hotel fourth Wendnes
day in each month to treat dis
eases of the EYE, EAR, NOSE
and THROAT and FIT GLASSES
A. R. Dunning - ?• C. Smith
Dunning & Smith
Attorneys* c 1 Law
Williamston, N. C. *
Robersonville, N. C.
Borrous A. Critcher - Wheeler Martin
Wheeler Martin, Jr.
Martin & Critcher
Williamston - North Carolina
S. J. Eve.rett
Greenville, N. C. - Williamston, N. C.
Greenville Long Distance Phone 328
S. A. NEWELL
Attorney at Law
Williamston - North Carolina
Attorney at Law
Williamston "- North Carolina
John E. Pope
Life, Fire. Health, Accident, Live Stock
Real Estate - Brokerage
Williamston - North Carolina
Office on Main Street
. . Glub . .
O. C. Price, Manager
Phone No. 58
\ Up-to-Date Cleaing,
Pressing, Dyeing and
Very careful attention
, |given to Ladies' Kid
Gloves, Fancy Waists
Coat Suits and Skirts
qaciub ates for Men. *
Clothes called for and
Agents for Rose k Co.
- s Stale LibrntY *
Joining Bertie With Iron
The decision of the County
Commissioners to erect an iron
bridge across Conoho Creek on the
rjver road to Speller's Ferry, was
a wise one This should have been
done when the wooden affair was
construqted. During the freshet
this year, the old bridge was cut
and floated off. This road is the
only means of getting to Windsor
except by boat from Plymouth or
by rail via Ahoskie, and for this
reason is convenient for both
Counties. Martin County needed
more than fragile wood to join
the great county of Bertie, and
the bridge will further link the
two sections so close together.
The bridge will add to the tobacco
market, as they can drive and get
courteous treatment and splendid
returns for their golden weed.
Besides ereciing the creek bridge,
the road will be put in good con
dition and small bridges be built
The extremely* hot weather has
not yet caused a great deal of sick
ness, but in view of the fact that
there seems to be no promise of a
cessation of the warmth, it is nec
essary, if we would avoid ilness,
to pay especial attention to clean
liness, food and habits. People
eat and drink too much during the
summer months every year.
Plenty of pure water is the best
drink for the hot days. Very few
people, however, have properly
arranged wells, and often the wa
ter is not refreshing. Then ice
water and soft drinks are resorted
to as a substitute. LerfTonade is
one of the healthiest drinks for
the summer. It is good for the
liver and at the same time the
most refreshing beverage besjdes
The medical fraternity are try
ing to teach preventives instead
of cures. Scientific research and
the doctrine of sanitation are do
ing wonders for the health of thfe
people. So many long attacks of
sickness could be avoided, if only
we would be temperate in eating,
drinking and habits.
Bear Grass Items
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Eason Rogerson died Wednes
day the 23rd. of cancer of the
An infant of Mr. and Mrs. John
R. Rogerson died Friday the 25th.
Quite a number of town people
attended services at Sweet Home
Z. T. Gurkins, of Griffins, or
ganized a singing school at Rose
Mrs. Eason Rog6rsoh ! s tobacco
barn was burned Friday.
"Dad, what do they mean by
untold?" "Means the man hasn't
filed a tax statement, son."—
Miss Emily Whitley went to
Misses Clara Jones and Lettie
Critcher left this morning for Vir
When at Ocean View
Stop' at ANDREWS "COTTAGE.
Rates reasonable. Homelike
cboking. Sea food served in any
style. Get off cars at Walkers
Station opposite our door.
MRS. J. C. ANDREWS, Prop. -
200 Bushels of Corn or Meal.
SI.OO per bushel.
BO WEN & COMPANY,
Route 2. Williamston, N. C.
WILLIAMSTON, N. C.. FRIDAY, AtGUST 1. 19x3
The Southerner has always been
an extensive rather than an in
tensive farmer. With soil, cli
mate and labor, he has failed lar
gely in trying to cultivate num
erous acres, when by reducing he
could have reaped greater harv
ests. Perhaps this is due to anti
bellum conditions, when a large
number of slaves made it neces
sary to put into cultivation,a vast
number of acres. This condition
has not prevailed since the war
began, and yet there are many
good men who try to plant just as
much as they can, leaving the
production of the crop to a matter
of chance. However, farmers
some of them, are learning that
intensive rather than extensive
farming is the key to success.
This matter of extensive farm
ing is too often seen in the grow
ing of tobacco, a crop which de
mands attention every minute
from the plant bed to the ware
house. Some people get an idea
that the number of pounds Count,
rather than the qualrty of the leaf.
As an object lesson of inten
sive farming, take Sam McCallof
Central Alabama, who grows the
largest amonnt of cotton to the
acre of any man in the United
States. This is one bale to an
eighth of an acre, and eighty bu
shels of corn or oats to the acre.
The average yield per acre is
two-fifths of a bale. When Me
Call was made free, he purchased
a worn out farm of 160 acres and
began to cultivate 40 of them. He
found that he was practically do
ing all work and failing each year.
So he commenced to cultivate
two acres, and for twenty-two
years he has spent on it all his
time and energies. Farm experts
say that that his is the most in
teresting example of intensive
farming in the country. With no
knowledge of scientfic principles,
he has fed his land with those
things which nature demands,
producing nitrogen from the re
fuse of the crops. He noticed the
white farmers putting leaves on
their land. From this he gath
ered the idea of allowing the re
fuse of his crops to make a fer
tilizer for his soil. The result has
been the most remarkable in the
land. But why connot every far
mer get what McCall has out of
his two acres?
Farmers are beginning to learn
to farm more intensively but the
whole lesson is still in the future.
But the dawn is breaking over the
Sonth, and soon the tillers of the
soil will cultivate as scientifically
as the chemist mixes the varied
elements in his laboratory.
Tuesday afternoon, Mrs. John
D. Biggs was hostess to the Club.
Only a feW could enjoy the hours
with her On account of the low
ering clouds and heavy thunder.
Mrs. Biggs had arranged to have
a nnmbor of honor guests also,
who would have found it pleasant
to be there. At a late hour in the
afternoon, Mrs. Grover Hardison,
Mrs. Kader Crawford, Miss Deb
orah Fleming, Miss Mary Hassell,
Mrs. A. T. Crawford and Mrs S.
F. Williams braved the weather
and enjoyed a short time with
Mrs.* Biggs. During the time she
served salads, icecream and
cake.-, Those who intended being
present regretted that they were
forced to forego the pleasure al
ways found in the hospitable
The next meeting will be held
with Miss Nannie Biggs on Aug
Wheeler Martin, went to Wake
Forest this morning.
Mr. and Mrs. A. 0. Roberson
left for Baltimore Tuesday morn
Miss Daisy W£nne, of Willams
ton, spent Friday in town with
G. M. Roberson and family have
retufned from Ocean View.
Mrs. T. H. Grimes, Mrs. J. A.
Mizell, and Mrs. R. E. Grimes
have returned from Ocean View.
Mrs. W. T. Ransom and little
daguhter returned from Normals
Mrs. W. Z. Morton, of Green
ville, spent Wednesday with Mrs.
J. W. Andrews.
i~ Misses Fannie Bell Roberson
and Helen Crofton are visiting in
Miss Delia Smith, of Middlesex,
is visiting her brother, J. C Smith.
Miss Hennie Cannon, of Ayden,
is visiting her brothel C. Cannon.
Misses Isabelle Morton, Mildred
and Vella Andrews are visiting
Mrs. W. Z. Morton in Greenville.
Dr. Vernon Ward, of Bethel,
spent Thursday here with his
Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Roberson.
Mrs. Lida Parker and Dan Parker
motored to Washington Friday.
Mrs. J. Gus Godard and chil
dren returned to their home in
Dunn after a visit here to Mrs. H.
J. H. Everett, of Farmville,
9pent Sunday with his mother.
Herbert Rogers went to Wash
ington, is visiting friends here.
W. T. Ranson, of Enfield, spent
Sunday with D. R. Chandler.
C. D. Jenkins and family spent
Sunday here with Mrs. O. P. Rob
Mrs. Anna Roddick of near Wil
liamston, has been in town visit
Mrs. M. R. Peel returned from
Normans Friday, where she has
been visiting her daughter.
Messrs. A. S. Everett and J. T.
Ross spent the week-end at Ocean
I. D. Roberson and family, Mr.
and Mrs. W.. W. Keel left for
Jessie Cannon, of Ayden, spent
the Week-end here with his son.
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Rev. Bethea held seavices at the
Methodist Church Monday night.
Staton Everett, who has been
in Belhaven, returned Monday.
B. F. Cobrun, Nathan and Rob
ert Roberson are in Richmond on
a pleasure trip.
Ed James went to Ocean View
t An Enjoyable At Home
Wednesday evening, the ele
gant residence of Mr. and Mrs.
Arthur Anderson on the corner
of Haughton Street and Simmons
Avenue, was ablaze* with lights
and attractive in its interior ar
rangement, when Miss Mattie
Lou Anderson was at home in
honor of her house guests Misses
Gladys and Lula May Keel, of
Rocky Mount. There were
twenty-eight guests and the even
ing was spent yi pleasing games
into which every one present en
tered heartily. During the eve
ning delicious ice cream and
cake were served and later the
guestfe departed with pleasant
recollections of the young hostess
and her arrangement for their
Miss Bertha "Ward returned
from Greenville Sunday.
L. C. James and R. L. Whitley
are in Baltimore this week.
J. H. Roebuck went to Rich
' J. B. Bowers is away on busi
ness this week.
Rev. M. A. Matheson and fam
ily returned home Monday.
Miss Lela Nelson spent Satur
day night and Sunday in Leens.
Master William Roberson and
little Irene Mizeli went to Green
Paul Edmondson, Fred and
Helen Powell returned from
Little Blanche Bryan is visiting
W. R. Cherry, of Williamston,
was in town Tuesday.
Miss Lillian Whitehurst was
in town Tuesday.
Miss Carrie Teel spent the
week-end with Mrs. J. H. Bryan.
Mrs. R. L. Nelson went to
Fred Powell has eccepted a po
sition with M. L. Suggs.
A telegram pole fell on M. L.
Suggs Monday and injured him
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Roebuck
went to Leens Sunday.
Jim Henry Grey is clerking in
town this week.
John Careon was in town Mon
Little Lucy Stokes is very ill
with scarlet fever.
$50,000 Road Bonds for Greenville
Tuesday, Greenville township
voted between eighty and one
hundred majority in favor of a
bond issue for $50,000 good roads
bonds for the improvement of
roads in this township of Pitt
county. Out of a registration of
893, a few less than 075 votes
were polled in the election, most
of these being in favor, of the
bond issue. The only danger of
the bond issue failing was in the
difficulty in getting out the coun
try vote. All of the total regis
tration names who did not vote
at all counted against the issue,
but the advocates of the issue
overcome all of this.
Most of the stores in town
closed and the business men of
the town almost to a man came
out and worked hard all day long
in the interest of the bonds. The
weather was ideal, and it was
clearly evident early in the morn
ing that if the porportion of the
early vote continued and enough
voters turned out the proposition
would carry easily. The majori
ty is all that was wished for by
the advocates of the issue. Eve
ry one knew that the final result
would t>e close, as the opposition
had been strong and worked hard
throughout the campaign.
Died in Norfolk
The Virginian-Pilot of Tuesday
contained the news of the death
of Mrs. Susan Salsbury. She died
in that city on Monday and her
body was brought to Hamilton for
interment, accompanied by her
son and daughter, John G., and
Miss Mary Salsbury.
Mrs. Salsbury was a Miss Bry
ant before her marriage and was
the wife of the late John 0. Sals
bury. For years she had been a
member of the Primitive Baptist
Church at Hamilton, and lived the
consistent life of a Christian.
s[.oo a Year in Advance
Miss Lillie Way Baker has re
turned from a two weeks visit to
Norfolk and Virginia Beach.
Mess. Blount and Craft of Be*
thel, spent Sunday in town.
Miss Dora Miller, of Kinston,
is visiting the family of Dr. Long.
Mrs. R. W. Salsbury has re
turned from a visit to Greenville.
Mr. and Mrs. Victor Johnson
spent Monday ar.d Tuesday with
their sister, Mrs. P. L. Salsbury.
P. H. Davenport, Mrs. Maggie
Floyd and Mr. and Mrs. Reuben
Edmondson motored to Green
ville last Thnrsday. K
Mrs. M. I. Fleming left Mori
day to spend a month in the
mountains of Western North Car
J. P. Boyle is spending some
time at Willoughby Beach.
Mrs. Clyde Powell, of Williams
ton, spent Sunday with Mrs. P.
The body of Mrs. Sue Salsbury
was brought here Tuesday from
Norfolk for interment. John G.
Salsbury and daughter, Mary, of
Portsmouth, were here to attend
Beer and Nerves
The recent meeting of alienists
and neurologists at Chicago was
interesting because of the* good
they desire to do the public by
urging the abstinence from those
things which render men unfit
for duties directly touching the
safety of the people. Especially
does their decision concern rail
road companies. The Baltimore
and Ohio Railroad sent Dr. Theo
dore Di ller, of-Pitsburg, to the
meeting, who made an address on
the subject of total abstinence*
and for regular investigations to
determine the mental soundness
of railway companies. Other rail
way companies of the country
await the decisions of the experts.
The resolutions adopted were
"We recommend to the railroads
of the country generally the un
iversal adoption of the rule requir
ing all employees to abstain from
the use of alcoholic beverages on
duty or off duty, under penalty
"The habitual use of any narcotic
should be a ground for discharge
from the service."
WHEN YOUR LIVER GOES WRONG
Nearly Everybody Need* a Liver
Stimulant af One Time or Another
Nearly everybody now and then
is annoyed with a slupptsh, lazy
liver or by constipation or by
It is for"this reason that Dod
son's Liver Tone is such a good
medicine to keep always in the
Either children or grown-ups
can take Dodson's Liver Tone
without bad after-effects and
without restriction of habit or
diet. It is a vegetable liquid with
a pleasant taste, but a reliever of
constipation and liver troubles,
and entirely takes the place
Saunders & Fowden guarantee
every bottle of Dodson's Liver
Tone they sell. It costs 50 cents
per bottle and if you are not
satisfied that it is worth the»
money, they will hand your half
dollar back to you with a smite.
Don't be fooled by preparations
imitating the claims of Dodson's -.
Liver Tone. Just remember
Saunders & Fowden wHI give you
back your mouey if Dodson's
Liver Tone fails you. That is a
guarantee that guarantees.