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VOL. XV. NO. 8
The annual election of officers
in Skewarkee Lodge on Tuesday
evening, resulted in the choice of
the following; Dr. James S.-
Rhodes, Worshipful Master; Hen
ry D. Taylor, Senior Warden;
John E. Pope, Junior Warden;
C, D. Carstarphen, Treasurer;
A. D. Mizell, Secretary. The
other officers are appointive ones,
and will becJiosen by the Master.
It was decided to have, the instal
lation and banquet on the last
- Tuesday night in December. Dr.
Rhodes, J. E. Pope and H. D.
Taylor form the committee to
arrange the banquet
Hugh B. York, M. D.
Microscopy, Electrotherapy, X-
Ray, Diagnosis, Specialties
'Office on Smith wick St., rear Blount Bro.
Office hour», 8 to 10 «. tn.. 7 to 9 P- m
Office "phone 60 - Night 'phone 63
Wm. B. Warren • J. S. Rhodes
Drs. Warren & Rhodes
Physicians and Surgeons
Office in Bigg* Drug S'ore - 'Phone 79
Jos. H. Saunders, M. D.
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 • I C. Smith
Dunning & Smith
Williamston, N. C.
Robersonville, N. C^~
Bnrrous A. Critcher - Wheeler Martin
Wheeler Martin, Jr. >
Martin & Critcher
- Williamston - North Carolina
Greenville, N. C. - Williimaton, N. C.
- Greenville Long Distance Phone %a 8
S. A. NEWELL
Attorney at Law
- North Carolina
Attorney at Law
Williamston «• - North Carolina
• . . - 1 •. ■ .
John E. Pope
Life, Fire. Health, Accident, Live Stock
Real Estate - Brokerage
Williamston - North Carolina
' Office on Haughton Street
Dr P. B. CONE
Qffie same one used by Dr.
White. Willjt* in office each day.
\ Hours 9 to 12 and 1 to 5
Phone No. 9
1'- . *
Full moon tomorrow.
Court this week.
Almost time to bring in* the
Yule log. ,
The Xmas spirit is in the air
and the shoppers in the stores.
Services at the Baptist and
Episcopal Churches on Sunday.
Note change in the ad of J. P.
Simpson, and see him about the
The small boy and the fire
cracker are very much in evid
Prof. J. T. Jerome filled the
pulpit at the Methodist Church
Thanks to the moon, the town
has been better illuminated for
the past week.
W. T. Ward & Go., purchase
the famous Kentucky mules
there's none better. See them.
FOR SALE CHE A P.-One
pair of Stimpson Platform Scales.
Two pairs of Scales with brass
scoops. -J. A. Mizell, City.
A visit to Harrison Bros will
give you an excellent idea as to
the gifts which you should give
the loved on§s at home.
Why not order your Photos
and Photo Calendars NOW
from the Williamston Studio and
avoid tl|e Christmas rush?
WANTED:—We want to buy live
Williamston Land and
The A. C. L. Railroad will erect
a proper structure at the Main
Street extension to replace the
present piling, which is both un
sightly and unsafe.
ters at once for rough and inter
ior work. Two months Job. Best
wages. Come with tools ready
to work.—C. V. York, Green
Old Winter come in on the
wings of a forty-mile gale Sun
day. The rain fell and made the
day very unpleasant. Monday
morning, the mercuryhad fallen
considerably and ice formed.
Every child should see Santa
Claus at Saunders & Fowden's
Drug Store. The window repre
sents the sweetest story ever told
to little children at this season.
Walk inside the store and buy
your gifts. _ .
Last week, T. C. Cook placed
a mule in the break to shoe it,
and the animal stood quietly and
after the work was done, it was
taken out and in a few minutes
fell dead. The animal was very
old, and no doubt, was in poor
Frank Britton and famly, who
removed from here to Beauforr
County the first of the year,
have returned to Martin County
and are living at the Watts farm
in East Williamston, Mr. Britton
will have the management of the
farm next year.
The town resembled a slum
quarter in a city on, Saturday
night, and there was none to
break, up the disorder. However
two offenders had to pay the
price on Monday before Mayor
Godwin. A proper administra
tion of the law would fill the hours
of the court for more than a day
and increase the treasury. Why
is this not done?
See the label on your paper and
if in arrears, we will greatly ap
preciate a renewal. Just put the
money in an envelope and mail
to us. We will send receipt
WILLIAMSTON. N. C.. FRIDAY, DECEMBER n. 191 j
T. B. Slade was here from
J. O. Guthrie has been in town
this week on business.
P. F. Apfel has returned from
a trip to Buffalo, N. Y.
Rev. H. C. Bowen was here
Wednesday on business.
A. D. Mizell visited relatives
near Bethel on Sunday.
Judge F. C. Winston has been
in town this week attending Court
Mjss Annie Lamb is visiting
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Lamb in Wil
Watts Martin, of Norfolk was
in town last week visiting rel
Rev. and Mrs. J. T. Standford
have returned from the Confer
ence at Oxford.
Mrs. W. R. Fowden, who has
been in Durham \ for several
weeks, has returned home.
Messrs. W. H. and K. B. Craw
ford, J. S. Cook and J. G. Staton
went to Waterlily, on the Curri
tuck Sound, this week to shoot
Buy Red Croat Seal*
The sale of Red Cross Seals
means help to victims of the great
plague, consumption, which is
killing 6,000 people in North Car
olina every year. These seals
are being sold throughout the
United States, and it behoves
every man, woman and child who
will use a stamp during the holi
days, to buy them. Business
men everywhere stamp every
letter sent out with one of these
seals, because in this way they
are helping the afflicted in their
own and other places. Prof. J.
T. Jerome has charge of the sale
here-seehim and get a supply for
In a beautiful Christmas cover,
the Daily Reflector published in
Greenville, which is situated in
the great County of Pitt, cele
brates its nineteenth anniversary.
It is happy in its arrangement
and the line of ads displayed
would do credit to a larger town.
The people of Pitt County ap
preciate the best in advertising,
and so the growth of that section
is correspondingly great. On the
front cover of this issue appears
the name of a former resident of
Williamston, who is doing well in
Greenville. "There's a reason"
—he knows how to advertise.
We offer our heartiest congra
tulations to Brother Whichard,
and wish for him and the Reflec
tor many, many years of success
in the God-blessed land of Pitt.
Oak City Items
Henry C. VanNortwick, of
Washington, was the guest of
Miss Lila Philpot last Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. B. L. Johnson
spentitfst Sunday in Roberson
L. J. Davenport and family,
of Hamilton, spent Sunday at the
home of T. W. Davenport.
Mrs. M. J. House is spending
a few days in Tarboro.
R. W. House returned from his
trip to Washington Monday.
M. L. Burnett is spending a
few days in Washington.
Prof. Myers, of Hamilton, spent
Sunday in the town the guest of
f F. G. Whitaker.
Oscar Daniels, of Robersofrville,
spent Sunday with his brother,
J. T. Daniels.
Miss Bessie Manning, of Has
sell, was the guest'of Mrs. B. [F-
Casper last Sunday.
The Ladies Aid Society of the
Missionary Baptist Church will,
meet Wednesday, Dec. 10th. - ..
V Seat Back
It will be pleasing to the Meth
odist congregation and many
friends to learn that the Confer
ence decided to return Rev. J. T.
Standford to the Williamston-
Hamilton charge. Mr. Stand
ford has made an excellent pas
tor, and his Conference report
was the best since the Rev. T. H.
Sutton left here. While there is
rejoicing at the return of the
pastor, regret is felt because
Elder R. F. Bumpass has been
transferred. Mr. Bumpass„was
more popular here as a preacher
than any Elder in years. Elder
R. H. Willis will succeed him in
the Warrenton District.
Monument to Sir Walter Raleigh*
* A meeting of the North Caro
lina delegates to the Conference
of the American Committee in
the interest of the celebration of
the 100 years of peace between
the EnKlish speaking people, un
der the treaty of Ghent, was held
at the Jefferson Hotel, Richmond,
Va., Decembers and 4, and adopt
ed the following resolutions:
' 'Whereas, it was recommend
ed by the conference that each
State in the Union shotUd adopt
some suitable memorial to mark
this great event.
"Therefore, to illustrate the
glory of the English race, both in
this country and the mother land,
we deem it exceedingly fit to
commemorate the landing of Sir
Walter Raleigh's colony at Roa
noke Island, in North Carolina,
being the first settlement of the
English on the, American contin
ent fn 1585; and,
"Whereas, it was suggested by
the North Carolina delegation,
through the committee on patrio
tic organizations, that in further
ance of this idea there should be
erected in the city of Raleigh a
monument to Sir Walter Raleigh
and his colony; and,
"Whereas, it was adopted and
endorsed by the General Confer
ence that we should erect this
monument to that brave soldier
and sailor, that brilliant states
man and diplomat, that bold ex
plorer and generous colonizer,
that learned scholar and knightly
cavalier, who after the lapse of
centuries shines forth as one of
the great men of our race—Sir
Walter Raleigh; therefore
"Resolved, that these resolu
tions be sent to the Raleigh News
and Observer, the Wilmington
Star and Charlotte Observer,
with request that all State pa
pers copy the same.
"Resolved, that we hereby re
quest General Julian S. Carr and
Col. Benehan Cameron to perfect
an organization for the purpose
of carrying out the above resolu
The North Carolina delegates
at the conference were:
Bennehan Cameron, Chairman
Committee on Patriotic Organiza
tions of the American Committed
Wilson G. Lamb and Dr. S. West
ray Battle, of the Society of the
Cincinnati of North Carolina;
Bennehan Cameron, of the Sons
of the Revolution; Gen. Julian S.
Carr (by proxy), Commander of
the UnitedConfererate Veterans;
Mrs. Marshal Williams, President
of the N. C. Division of the Unit
ed Daughters of the Confederacy
Mrs. T. W. Thrash, Secretary of
the N. 3. Division of the United
Daughters of the Confederacy;
Mrs. E. €. Gregory (proxy), Vice
Chairman; Miss L. Mayo Lamb;
Mrs.-Gowan, representing Daugh
ters of the American Revolution;
Mrs/ Lindsay Patterson, repre
senting State Literary and His
torical Society; Miss Adelaide
Meares, representing the Order
Plant with Caution
Not many weeks will pass be
fore it will be time to prepare"
plant beds for tobacco. Last sea
son many farmers had an insuf
ficient number of good plants for
setting. Some used inferior
plants, and raised inferior leaf,
as a matter of course. Seed sel
ection and proper care of beds is
the principal ground work for a
good crop. To fail there spells
failure on the market. Another
mistake often made is the plant
ing of more acres than can be
properly tended. Many men
realize more from a six-acre crop
than others do from ten acres.
The old advice, "Never bite off 1
more than you can chew," can
be applied to the planting of any
crop. Intensive rather than ex
tensive farming, is the method
which is developing the State at
this time. Plant with caution in
Found Dead in Bed
Sunday morning, F.S.Leathers,
who had lived at the home of W.
M. Perry near .lamesville, was
found dead in bed. The night
previous he had complained of
feeling bad and failed to eat sup
per, retiring soon after, v The
following morning, Mrs. Perry
went to ask if she could not serve
breakfast to him, and £pund that
he had just breathed out his life.
About seven years ago, he
came to Martin County, and had
since lived with Mr. Perry. He
was a native County,
and was born onSQQtober 2nd.
1845. During the Cftvil War, he
served the South as a private
soldier. His wife was the sister
of Mrs. Julian S. Carr, and died
some years ago, leaving two chil
dren, who survive him. The
family connections in Durham
were notified, and by a strange
coincidence, the son-in-law of the
dead man, who is a travelling
man, came to Williamston Sun
day night, and upon learning of
the death of Mr. Leathers Cwent
to the home of Mr. PerrX and
Monday accompanied the body to
Durham where it was interred.
Big Sale of Tobacco
Saturday witnessed the biggest
break of tobacco on the market
here this season. The Dixie
Warehouse had hundreds of
pounds more than at any time
during the busiest part of the
season. Messrs. Gentry and
Lipscomb of Greenville, with
buyers from other towns and
local buyers took the weed at
splendid prices. Auctioneer Han
cock made the bidding lively and
a large crowd followed the sales.
Never before has there been such
a scene here at this time pf the
year. Wagon wagon had
to get in line and wait for an op
portunity to drive in and unload.
The floor of the Roanoke held a
large quantity of the golden weed
also, and the prices were fine all
through the day. When the last
pound is sold here, it will mean
the close of the strongest market
in the history of the business in
Martin County. The prospects
for the coming year are brighter
for both the farmers and the
warehousemen than ever. '
* S • . _ s -
Altogether Too Strenuoua.
There i« a man whose wife
him get up »o often to hunt burglars
that be says be 1* going to lot her
a divorce and marry a night watch-
of(the Grown and Colonial Dames;
Reilly (proxy), Sec
retaiyrGeneral of Confederation
of Women's Clubs; Mrs. W. W.
Watt (proxy), representing Unit
ed States Daughters 1812.
si,oo a Year in Advance
Court in Smion
The December Term of Martin
County Superior Court opened
Monday at 9:30, with His Honor
Geo. W. Connor, Judge presid
ing. After a brief charge to the
Jurors, the Grand Jury was
chosen as follows: Dr. U. S. Has
sell, Foreman: J. W. Hopkins, W.
H. Martin, A. E. Purvis, H. S.
(Gardner, Nathan Rogerson, I W.
P. Bowen, Marshall Cherry. J. B.
Burroughs, W. A. Manning, W.
H. Perry, J. B. Coburn, Ed James
Fred Harrell, 0. T. Everett, J.
T. Daniel, W. J. Buck
Cases disposed of:
John Albritton. Abandonment.
Continued under former order.
Ned Williams, Jr. Disturbing
religious congregation. Nolo con
Harry and William Glazer. S.
11. and W. L. Nolpros with leave.
P. B. Tomlinson. Violating
town ordinance? Guilty. Fined
$5 and cojjt. ov_.
Cephus Williams. A. D. W.
Plead guilty. Judgment suspend
ed upon payment of cost.
Jos. H. Wyni\ I). I'. A. Plead
guilty. Judgment, suspended upon
payment of cost. V
R. G. Sexton. KiWig stock in
range. Not guilty.
S. L. Grey. Forgery." Plead
guilty. Prayer for judgment con
tinued. Bond of.* 100 to appear fnm
term to show good behavior.
E. H. Mayo and Mack Gainer.
Affray. Guilty. Mayo fined $25
and cost, Gainer $5 and
Cecil Hopkins and Lewis Thom
as. Burning woods. Not a true
John Teel. Search and seizure.
Not a true bi11..,,
>A.J. Hopkins. A. 1). W. Gasp
Frank James. A. 1). W. Guilty.
Eight months on roads.
Lawrence Biggs. Affray. Plead
guilty. sso'and Jcost.
John Pitts. A. D. W. Plead
guilty. Judgment suspended on
payment of cost.
Charles Bell. A. I). W. Guilty.
$lO and cost.
Lawrence Woolard. Retailing.
Berry Downes. C. to A. Not a
Fred Knight. C. C. W. Plead
guilty. Judgment suspended on
payment of cost.
Walter Ward. Murder. Not
There will be u a Basket Party at
Biggs School House Friday even
ing, December 18th, for the bene
fit of the Christmas Tree. There
will also be a voting contest in
which each inamorato will .be
given the opportunity to show
the fair damsel of his choice how
much he esteems her by the num
ber of votes that he casts for her.
A rug of very pretty design
will be awarded the ypung lady
who receives the largest number
A delightful time assured all
who attend this, the biggest at
traction of the season, as it will
be only twelve days from Christ
mas, and, of course, both young 1
, and old are always exhilarated
by the approach of "Christmas
times." Music by the -B. S.
Choir. Come early and avoid the
Novelty for the Invalid # Chair.
A moat Inexpensive but charmlnf
tiny Bet for Invalid's tray la a glaal
combination creamer, sugar and bel
ter dish. The little crystal sugar Is
covered by the butter plate (as a lid),
and it In turn fits over the creanM|
no that all three may be fitted on*
into the other and take bat little
on the tray.