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VOL. XV. NO. 12
Death of a Young Man
Early in the morning of Jan
uary 6th. 1914, the death angel
visited the home of Mr. J. H.
Wynne and took away George
his dear beloved son. , He went
to his doom after suffering eight
days with a severe attack of
pneumonia. He has left father,
mother, sisters and brothers iJhd
also relatives to mourn their los&
He was a very intelligent young
man and liked by every one who
knew him. x But now he has gone
to his everlasting home, where
we shall meet him on the Resur
The funeral services were con
ducted by Rev. S. W. Summerell
Wednesday afternoon, and the
body was laid to rest with many
pitying eyes looking on the body
that was never to be seen again
until we shall meet on the golden
streets, where there will be no
hour of parting.
Rest on dear brother,
Rest for ever more,
For when we join hands,
Around the throne,.
Our partings will be o'er.
B. T. Grimes.
Everett, N. C.
" Civil Service Examinations
Ar Executive Order issued by
the President requires competi
tive examinations by the Com
mission for the position of post
master at all fourth-class post
offices at which the annual com
pensation is SIBO or more, and at
whiph the present incumbent was
not appointed under the Civil-
Examinations will be held at
Williamston, in Martin County,
on February 7th. 1914, for the
4a cba county:
Everetts, Hamilton, Hassell, Oak
City, Jamesville, Parmele.
An applicant for examination
or appointment at any post office
mu.it 1 eside within the territory
supplied by such post office, No
change in the dates of examina
tion at any of the examination
points can be made. Applicants
will be allowed to be examined
on only one of the dates mention
ed. The application form may
be secured from the postmaster
at any of the offices for which the
examinations are held, the United
States Civil Service Commission,
Washington, D. C., or the post
master at any place at which the
examination is to be held, anuj
should be properly executed, in
dicating therein the examination
point at which applicant desires
to be examined, and should be
immediately forwarded to the
. United States Civil Service Com
mission, Washington, P. C. Per
sons, who for any reason, are
unable to forward their applica-1
tions to the Commission in time
to recive written authority to en
ter the examination will be ex
amined, subject to the subsequent
approval of their application, if
they appear, for examination at a
place and on a date scheduled.
For location of the examination
room, apply at the post office at
the place where the examination
is held. Examinations begin at
9:20, a. m.
Under the law, no person in the
classified civil service of tjia
United States shall be removed,
therefrom except for such cause
as will promote the efficiency of
the said service and for reasons
given in writing. In all cases
selection for appointment shall be
'' made with sole reference to merit
and fitness and without regard to
political or religious affiHtatioft.
look after our in Martin
and adjacent counties. Salary
or Commission-. Address 1 The
Victor Oil Company Cleve
G. Dowell Burroughs, of Ever
etts, was in town on business
A. S. Roberson, of Roberson
ville, was in town Monday.
Henry Spruill, of Dardens, was
in town Tuesday.
Miss Mary Bell Ellison, of Suf
folk, is visiting relatives here.
Mrs. Ellis and little daughter,
of Conetoe, spent the week-end
with Mrs. W. H. Crawford.
Mrs. W, H. Crawford left for
Raleigh Monday to visit friends.
Miss Annie Kate Thrower spent
Saturday in Rocky Mount.
F. F. Fagan spent Sunday in
Edenton with relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. Asa T. Crawford
went to Baltimore Monday.
S. R. Biggs has been in Norfolk
this week on business.
H. S. Everest, of Oak City,
was in town Tuesday on business.
Mr. and Mrs. Albion Dunn and
children were here Sunday visit
Charles Smallwood, of Norfolk,
attended the Biggs-Critcher Mar
Dr. John D. Biggs'and wife
with Mrs. Fannie Biggs, Mrs.
S. F. Williams and little daugh
and Harry A. Biggs went to Scot
land Neck Wednesday.
Little Miss Gladys Watts went
to Raleigh Tuesday with Mrs.
Crawford. v . ,
Harvey Roberson was here
ffom Robersonville Tuesday.
Miss Neta Mae Baker with
little sister left Wednesday morn
ing for Littleton.
""Once more "the angel of death
has passed over our little com- j
munity and taken from our'band
a member in 'the ptime of his
manhood. B. F. Casoer. after a
short illness of pneumonia has
been called to his last sleep. He
was a man of sterling worth and
character one that will tie missed
by his many friends. He was a
member of Oak Lodge W. 0. W.
also of the Ileptasophs and a J
business man of ability.
Our heart-felt sympathy goes
out to the little family he has
left behind, and to the mother,
brothers and sisters in their sor
row and grief. May God bless
IU /*«.*!. aa J reconcile them
to the fact that he has only gone
J. W. Hines,
Clerk W. O. W.
A Sanctum Favorite
"The Old Oakeh Bucket" has
long enjoyed supremacy as a
p«*jtor»;i claboic, but the rural ed
itor's heart will beatresponsively
to thi3 little parody, in the Glen
wood (Mo.) Journal:
How dear to our heart is the
Who pays in advance at the birth
of each year,
Who lays down the money and
does it quite gladly,
And casts 'round the office a halo
-He never says, "Stop it; I cannot
I'm getting more papers now than
I can read."
But always says, "Send it; our
people all like it—
In fact, we all think it a help and
a need." ,
How welcome his check when it
reaches our sanctum,
How it makes our pulsethrob, how
it makes otir heart dance!
We outwardly thank him, we in
, wardly bless hiiw—
| The stea4?*subscriber who pays
WILLIAMSTON, N. C.. FRIDAY, JANUARY j6, 1914
Early Morning Marriage
The Baptist Church Presented a
Beautiful Scene on Wednesday.
Mr. Warren Biggs and Mjgg
Lettie Critcher Plighted Their
One of the prettiest weddings
which was ever witnessed m
Williamston took p'aco at the
Baptist Church on Wednesday
morning at 7:30 o'clock, when
Miss Lettie Critcher became the
bride of Mr. Warren H. Biggs.
Despite the intense cold and
the very early hour the church
was crowded, thespectators wait
ing eagerly the arrival of the
bridal party. The decorations of
the "hurch were the mont artistic
ever seen here. The putyit was
banked with flowers, and on it
were many candles from which a
soft, mellow light gleamed, and
at certain distances down the
aisle, leading from tho pulpit,
were white posts draped with
clinging ivy, on oach of which
were burning five tall candles.
At the end of the aisle, formed
by the posts, were the gates
which made an inclosure for the
bridal party. On therightof the
church were reserved seats for
the parents of the bride and some
of her special friends, and on the
left the mother of the bridegroom,
with members of her family, was
given a seat of honor. During
the seating of the crowd, Mrs.
Carrie Biggs Williams played
several classical selections v which
were compositions of the bride's
favorite composers, and just be
fore the entrance of the bridal
party, Harry A. Biggs sang "Guy
D'Hordelort's "Because," which
was selected by the bride. Little
Misses Elizabeth Cook and Eliza
beth Hassell, dressed in white
came first and threw open the
gates and the wedding party,
consisting of the following then
I entered: Miss Mildred Purvis,
Miss Annie Fagan, Miss Hannah
Vic Fowden, Miss Irene Smith,
Miss Anna Beth Puiwis, Miss
Delia Lanier, Miss Essie Peele,
Miss Penelope Biggs, Miss Susie
Purvis, bridesmaids, who wore
chic morning frocks, black hats
of stylish design aniL carried
i large and beautiful bunches of
sweet peas tied with long bows
jof blue; Charles H. Godwin,
i Frank F. Fagan, Clayton Moore,
I Jack Biggs, Louis Bennett, Bur
| ras A. Critcher, Duke Critcner,
j Wheeler Martin, Jr., and Grover
[C. (ledwin, groomsmen. There
j were followed by M»ss Hattif Lou
Ward, as courier, who carried th 2
wedding ring and announced the
arrival of the bride, the groom
entering with his brother, S. R.
j Biggs, as best man; then c«me;
J the bride with her maid-of-honor,!
| Miss Emma Critcher, of Lamar,
|S. C. The bride wore a modish
traveling gown of brown cloth
with hat and gloves to. match,
and carried an exquisite bouquet
of white roses and
valley. The maid-of-honor wore
a gown of yellow and carried yel- i
: low roses. The Rev. J. D. How
ell gave the impressive vows,
'r.ftcr which Mrs. Carrie Bigs?
V/i'liams played the inevitable bit
from liohengrin's wedding march
and-the party left the church.
Mr. and Mi's. Biggs left on the
e&rly morning train for a - wed
ding trip to New York City.
On Tuesday evening Miss Crit
cher entertained the entire br id?.l
party, and a few other friends at
her residence. The evening was
a rarej social pleasure. During
the evening Miss Critcher gave
to each of the ladies of the wed
ding party and to the organist, a
beautiful "piece of jewelry oti
which was engraved: "January
be two Institutes
held.thiMrear tn Martin County.
One at .Oik City On January 22nd.
and tmo at Williamston on Feb
ruary 7th. > director T. B. Par
ker will &e in charge of both and
interesting lecturers will accom
pany him. . These Institutes are
held the auspices of the
State Department of Agriculture
and in co-operation with the Farm
ers' IhatitUte Committee of Mar
tin County. Morning sessions
wilt be held at 10 o'clock and the
afternoon sessions at 1:30 o'clock.
There will be discussions on Farm
Operations, Crops, Live Stock,
AfWoman's Institute will be
held at the same time and place,
and discussions on all things per
taining to the home life will en
tertft'ni and interest. Prizes will
be given for the best loaf of bread
baked in the home. It is request
ed that every one bring lunch and
Monday evening, Misses Han
nah Vic Powden and Susie Purvis
entertained in honor of Miss
Lettie Critcher, who Wednesday
wedded Mr. Warren Biggs. The
home of Miss Fowden was attrac
tive with the'soft glow of can
dles, and potted plants arranged
about the rooms. After the ar
rival of the guests a "Floral Love
Story" was enjoyed, Miss Irene
Smith winning the prize which
she presented to Miss Critcher.
This contest brought out in pleas
ing answers all the principal char
acters in a love affair. A leath
er bound wish book was passed
to each guest and wishes, some
and some humorous,
were written therein and the
book given to the bride-elect as a
The guests were served ice
cream in heart shape with cupids
and delicious cake. There were
present besides the hostesses,
Misses Irme Smith, Anni* Fa
gan, Nannie and Pennie Biggs,
Kmma Critcher,. Delia Lanier,
Essie |Peel, Hattie Lou Ward,
Anna Beth and Mildred Purvis,
Mae Bennett; Mesdames J. P.
Simpson, A. R. Dunning, H. B.
York and W. R. Fowden.
Mrs. John Cook Hostess
One of the most delightful so
cial events of the New Year was
"At Home" given by Mrs. Jchr.
S. Cook at her residence on Main
Street on Friday afternoon of
last wAok. Trtbh'S wore arranged
for Progressive Hearts and Rook
anil both games wore enjoyed by
the playeib. An elaborate menfll
\vnH sorved and consisted of ham
sandwiches, salads, oysters, tur
key, pickles, saltines, olives,
whipped cream, gelatine with
fruit, cakes and coffee. The mem
bers of the Embroidery Club with
a numebr of other ladies were
the of Mrs. Cook.
Entertained At Cards
Mrs. James G. Staton had as
luh' KUfcoU fur Monday a»iu Tues
day Miss Kale Mes
dames Cobb, Pender and Staton,
of Tarboro. During their 1 visit
auction bridge was . enjoyed for
several hours. Mesdames K. B.
Crawford, Robert Baker and
Francis Barne v?ere invited to
make the number for two tables.
The visitors left on the afternoon
one wishing table board can se-
I cure same at Mrs. Ray's Boarding
j House on Main St. treasonable
I Prices. . ■ *
God willing I will preach at the
home of Miss Polly Pulley on Sun
day at 2 o'clock. —J. L. Cherry.
Services at the Methodist and
Baptist Churches on Sunday.
Monday is the anniversary of
the birth of Gen. Robert E. Lee
and a legal holiday in North
The Roanoke River hns been
over the banks this week, but be
gun to recede on Sunday.
Hog killing seems to be the
vogue around these parts, and
"fresheis" are • popular. The
price is high though, an*l he who
eats must pay it.
HELP WANTED BY JAN. Ist
Nice, clean work and good wages
paid, Robersonville Hosiery Mill,
Robersonville, N. C.
Watch the new ads in this
issue—it will pay.
The people of Williamston will
be honored on January 21th. of by
the presence of a foreign Princess.
All who desire to see her can do
so by purchasing a ticket for
"Beverly of Graustark."
A moving picture show will
start here about the first of Feb
ruary. . /
the world loves a lover."
See "Beverly" and have , your
heart stirred to its depths.
The A. C. L. R. R., is putting
in a switch for Harrison Bros, on
the road near the Latham place.
It will afford better shipping for
the firm, who do an immense
business in fertilizers and gener
al merchandise. '
The cold weather struck here
in fine style beginning with Mop
day and on Wednesday morning
at ftfnfe o'clock the mercury was
down to 18 degrees. Such weather
is welcomed as the season so far
has been too warm.
Samples of hand painted "Place"
and "Tally Cards" at the Will
iamston Studio. Orders fully two
weeks in advance.
The banks here will close 0%
Monday, it being the birthday of
Lee and a legal holiday.
Dr. J. A. White shipped over
3,500 pounds of live hogs Wed
nesday. The stock was Berkshire
and was purchased from Dr. J.
S. Rhodes, who has been raising
standard breeds for several years.
Dr. White will put the stock on
his farms in Halifax and Martin
J. C. Norris, tinner and slate
roofer has located here, and open
ed a shop for business. This is a
business long needed here and
(the patronage of the people will
be appreciated. Mr. Norris and
family are occupying a home on
Church Street. An ad appears
in this issue.
WANTED AT ONCE.-Three
white families for one and two
horse croppers to grow tobacco,
cotton and peanuts. —Harrison
Bros £ Company, Williamston,
J. b. Courtney arid family, of
Scoiianu iNeck, have moved here
and are occupying the Baptist
Parsonage on Simmons Avenue.
Mr. Courtney has established a
furniture store in * the Mobley
building next to W. J. Hodges,
and will carry all kinds of ,fur
nishings for the home.
The mail train was very late
on Wednesday night owing to a
disabled engine at Bethel. Thurs
day morning it was late also,
having been held for Dr. Gilmer,
who was rushing to the bedside
of Rev. Mr. Dauglitry, pastor of
tHe Baptist Church at Tarboro.
.■ w ' . #
Si.oo a Year in Advance
Mr. He cry Cowen Dead
The death of Mr. Henry 40tten
occurred at hia home on wkst
Mam Street on Monday, Jaonary
sth. 1914 For some months Ms
health had J?een precarious, and
for several weeks he had been
confined to the house. He was
born in Bear Grass
April 18th. 1850. On February
24th. 1874, he married Miss Rox
anna Buyette, of Martin County,
who with three sons survive him.
These are, Messrs. Herbert,
Joseph and Charles Cowen, of
Williamston. 1 -
Though Mr. Cowen had never
made any profession of religion,
his faith was founded on the doc
trines of the Primitive Baptist
Church, and he attended the ser
vices as one who loved the Church
He lived honestly before his fel
lowmen, working diligently with
his hands as long as his health
permitted. He often declared
that honesty was worth all in
life. Realizing that the end was
near, he requested that the hymn,
|"I would not live always," be
sung when he was dead. 'Fifteen
years ago, he joined the 'Masonic
Fraternity and embodied in his
life the teachings of the Order.
Tuesday afternoon, January
6th., the members of Skewarkee
Lodge bore the body to the Bap
tist Cemetery, where after ser
vices by Elder John Rodgerson,
they paid to their deceased broth
er all tha,honors due a Mason.
The community sympathises
deeply with the bereaved family
in their affliction, who feel grate
ful for all the freely
done for them during the illness
and at the death of the -beloved
Don't Miss Seeing "Beverly"
Miss Dorothy peEcker, leading
lady with "Beverly of Grau-,
stark" playing, night of the
Wednesday Jan. 21st. is said to
be one of the" best on the road
this season and as she is support
by some of the best known peo
ple of road attraction.-,, there is
little doubt, but that all who at
tend the performance at William
ston will come away well pleased.
George Barr MeCutcheon is the
author of the novel and Robert
M. Raker, the dramatist. It is
said the scenery and costumes of
this company are far above~~the
average. S'T.tr; on sale at Suan
ders & Fowden Drugstore.
The Honor Roll for the school
conducted at Everetts by Miss
Daisy Wynn during the month of
of December was as follows: Ray
Teel, Gordon Bailey,. Nellie
Wynne, Lollie Clark, A. P, Barn
hill, Alma Johnson, Lona Teel,
Ruby Barnliill, Bessie James,
Myrtle Wynne, Nina Bell John
son, Limvood Johnson, Nellie
Fay Barnhill, Hilda Burroughs/
Hettie Cherry, Blanche BarnhilL
Luke Lamb, son of Col. W. G..
Lamb, has received an appoint
ment in the Department of Jus
tice at Washington City. Secre
tary Daniels, Senator Simmons
and Congressman Small saw
President Wilson in behalf of Mr.
Lamb, and Tuesday he received
a telegram from Congressman
Small that the appointment had
been made. Mr. Lamb received
his license to practice law last
year, and decided to ask for&po
sition in the Department of Jus
tice where a knowledge of law is
necessary. He is being congrato
_ lated on his appointment..