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VOL. XV. NO. is
SHOPPERS MANY WOES
By BARBARA BOYD.
She approached the floorwalker, aa
being the man of knowledge, and ask
ed pleasantly: "Can you tell me where
1 can find knitted sleeping caps?"
Ha looked allghUy puzxled. "Knit
ted Bleeping caps?" he responded du
"Yea. For outdoor sleeping. One
needs something to protect the head,
' you know."
"Yes, to be sure. They are in the
muslin underwear department."
"But they aren't underwear."
"No. But the flannelette night
gowns are there, and —"
"But these aren't flannelette," she
1 understand," he said soothingly.
"But all such thlngß are together.
Fourth floor; take the elevator
80 she took the elevator, though
ahe thought whimsically that mora
correctly, it took her, and journeyed
to the fourth floor.
"I am looking for knitted sleeping
caps," she explained to a saleswoman
in the muslin underwear department,
".something to wear on the head for
The saleswoman flung out a flan
nelette nightgown with a hood.
"No, that Isn't what I want I Just
want a cap for the head. It is made
purposely for sleeping outdoors. It is
"You'll find the knitted things In
the Art Needlework," said the sales
woman, gathering up her nightgown.
"But this Isn't exactly art needle
"All the knitted goods are there,"
replied the saleswoman, putting the
nightgown In a drawer, and turning
80 to the Art Needlework fared the
searcher for a night cap, and once
more told the tale of her needa.
"We hare these knitted motor
toques," said the saleswoman.
"No, they are not what I want
These sleeping caps are made pur
posely for sleeping outdoors. They
are knitted to fit over the head and
oome well down over the forehead —
The saleswoman's (ace showed a
gleam of Intelligence. 1 know," ahe
aald. "You'll find them in the Hosiery
. "Yes. All the knitted things are
there. It's the Subway Gallery in the
So to the basement the woman Jour
neyed and Interviewed the stocking
. counter. »
The saleswoman shook her head.
"You should have gone to the knit un
derwear counter," she said with a note
of mild rpproof In her voice. And aa
the searcher turned away heard
the saleswoman say to a fellow clerk:
"They'll be coming here for washtubs
1 Wearily Eh® leaned against the knit
underwear counter. "Have you knit
ted sleeping caps?" ehe asked a sales
"Notion counter," he said briskly.
He spoke so confidently hope re y
vived, and sho turned her footsteps
toward the notion counter.
"YouH find them," said the sales
woman In reply to hef inquiry.
"No, I won't,", replied the woman
firmly. "They are not in house fur
nishings, nor in harness supplies, nor
yet In photographic goods nor Jewelry.
The shoe department hasn't got them,
nor gloves. In fact, I don't think they
' are in the store."
At this the saleswoman woke up.
~ "Why don't you try the office of the
manufacturer?" she asked. "It's right
down Main street I'll look up the
number in the phone book."
This she did, and confident the
quest was now at an # end, the worn
and weary searcher set forth down
Main Btreet But at the number giv
en there was no knit goods office, and
nobody in the neighborhood knew of
any. For a moment she looked at a
department store arfross the street
But her watch told her the morning
was gone, her feet told her she was
" dead tired, and her common sense
told her to go home and sleep indoor*
like ordinary mortals.
And when her husband asked her
" that night If ahe had been shopping
•he said, "No. Hunting." Whereat
he made some sarcastic remarks
about the time women waste fooling
around in the shops. But she waa
too tired to open up an argument
Royal Origin of "Blackguard."
The beard of green cloth is respon
alble for inventing "blackguard," a
word that has altered in original
meaning. When first used It waa not
at all a term of reproach, but referred
to the lowly bnt honorable occupation |
of carrying coal In the king's palace.
Can you find an? other bad word In
the English language that can boast
of such , a royal origin T—London
Almost Hopeless Case.
Mrs. Fllmmlna Is worried about her
new husband. She fears he will never
become elegant and refined, because
he cannot learn to put on a monocle
without twistijng his mouth up to one
J. G. Barnhill, of Robersonville,
was in town Monday.
J. T, Barnhill was here from
W. H. Jackson spent Sunday
Kinchen Cobb, of Greenville,
with Chas. H. McGee, of Rich
mond, was here Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Ellison and
children spent Sunday in Wash*
Mr. and Mrs. Warren H. Biggs
returned Saturday from New
Mrs. James S. Rhodes, Mrs. C.
D. Carstarphen and Mrs. Grover
Hardison returned from Norfolk
Miss May Bennett spent Sun
day near Hobgood. ~
Miss Rosa Baker, \Vho has been
employed in the Telephone office
for several weeks, left Sunday
for her home in Palmyra.
Miss'; Blanche Mizell, of Smith
field, is visiting relatives here.
Mrs. Lavenia Williams left for
Farmville Wednesday to visit
Mrs. Louis Godwin.
Cornelius James was here from
Mrs. Sobelia Sitterson has been
visiting friends here this week.
W. J. Teel, of Everetts, was
here Monday on business.
Mrs. C.«B. Clark aud little son
left for Durham Wednesday.
They were"accompanied by Mrs.
W. R. Fowden as far as Rocky
Mrs. R. L. Smith, Mrs. J. H.
Roberson and Mrs. J. E. Ward
were here from Robersonville
Mrs, James Elmore, of Norfolk,
visited Mrs. John D. Biggs Mon
day and Tuesday.
Ashby Dunn was here from
Scotland Neck Tuesday.
James Crowell, of Lexington,
has been in town this week.
So the Pope has condemned the
tango. Poor tango! It must be
Dr. Fifthly—"Dear, I do wish I could
think of some way to make the con
gregation keep their eyes on me dur
ing the sermon." Little Tommy—"Pa,
you want to P ut the clock right be
hind the pulpit."—The Pathfinder.
River of Time. *
Time is a sort of river of passing
events, and strong is its current; no
sooner is a thing brought into sight
than It is swept by and another takes
Its place and this, too will be swept
Luxury and Dissipation.
Luxury and dissipation, soft and
gentle as their approaches are, and
ollently as they throw their silken
chains about the heart, enslave it
more than the most active and turbu
lent vices.—Hannah More.
Modern Building Operation.
The shades of the builders of the
pyramids might have been interested
onlookers at the alght of Iron girders
weighing 46 tons each gdlng up 19
stories to the top of a nulldlng being
erected In New York city. This is said
to be the first time that girders of this
weight havs been lifted to such a
Lessening the Shock.
" A Cleveland surgeon is said to have
found a way to rob surgical opera
tions of the shock. A good way would
be to break It gently to the patient
that the regular fee would be out In
halt —Louisville Courier-Journal.
WHEN IN NEED OF TOBAC
CO FLUS IN ALL SHAPES AND
STYLES?—I will guarantee to
be of interest to you, Manufac
tured of the best material and by
the best mechanics. Prompt at
tention-and deliverys will be
given all orders, * /
W. T. HURST
Robersonville, N. C.
WILLIAMSTON, N. C.. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 19x4
The New Gaiety
Every night men, women and
children with eager faces can be
seen rushing down the street.
When one stops to look, he finds
that they every one is going
into the Gaiety Theatre to see
movies, which have recently come
to town. The whole creation is
going daft over them, why not
Williamston? They are on for
two hours each night and yoq can
see some of the best dramas pic
tured in an attractive style.
There is fun if you want it- tears
if you have any to shed- educa
tion if you need it. The best
pictures just out of the .finest
theatres in New York are thrown
on every night. And while you
look Manning's Orchestra ren
ders all of the very lattest up-to
the-minute music, such as is
heard in larger towns than this.
The orchestra is composed of
Maurice Watts, pianoist, Sam
Hardison, cornetist, Louis Mann
ing and* John Philpot, violinists,
Maurice Moore, kettle and bass
drums with triangle. Don't fail
to visit the Gaiety tonight, to
morrow night and every other
Messrs. C. D. Perkins and P.
H. Davenport spent Tuesday in
Miss Winnie Nicholson, who
has been viiiting her sister, Mrs.
Dan Taylor, left Thursday via
Williamston for her home in
' ' ; v
Mrs. Martin Ballard was in
Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Boyle spent
Thursday in Scotland Neck.
Harry Biggs with Mrs. Fannie
Biggs and Mrs. Wheeler Martin
spent Wednesday here the guests
of Mrs. S. D. Matthews.
J. M. S. Salsbury is at home
after spending several days in
Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Boyle left
Tuesday for Brunswick, Ga.,
where they will visit Mrs. Robert
Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Edmon
son, P. 11. Davenport, Misses
Hattie Floyd and Elizabeth
Davenport motored to Rocky
Mrs. Martha Purvis who has
been visiting .in Robersonville,
for the past week, returned Fri
day accompanied by Mrs. Gray.
Wilmer Worseley spent Sun
day in Oak City.
Miss Stella Hoffman was the
guest of Mrs. Dan Taylor Sunday
W. S. Rhodes and Miss Neppie
Siade Sunday in William
. New Ordinance :
The Town Commissioners at
their regular meeting Monday
night passed an ordinance requir
ing all gates to be opened from
the inside, thus avoiding the
swinging of gates across side
walks endangering the comfort
of pedestrians. The owners of
gates have until June to arrange
them. The ordinance, if inforc
ed, will be one of great benefit
and the town has needed it long
ago. C'". 'V ■ '•*
Gen. Villa is somewhat akin to
Ben Butler—takes everything in
sight and is already a millionaire
by force of arms. The whole
trouble down there seems to be a
question of money. Huerta lacks
a little when debts come due, but
no doubt has a hefty nW egg
Btored away for future use.
Judge GUurk and Suffrage
North Carolinians are usually
conservative but it takes Judge (
Walter Clark to break the rule. ,
And he does this when he boldly
advocates woman's suffrage, as
he recently did in Richmond.
There is no man, perhaps, in all
the country who is better prepar- 1
ed to pass upon woman's consti
tutional right to cast the ballot
than Judge Clark. But the
Southern women are not asking
for the right to vote. There are
a few in Virginia leading the
fight and Carolina women have
not become inoculated yet. It
takes time for any great measure
like that to become popular. The
odd thing about it is that the
women oppose suffrage more
vigorously than do a great num
ber of men. It is coming, to say
the leastof .it, but the foolishness
of those women who passed the
President without shaking hands
after he had invited them to
meet him, clearly demonstrates
the truth that some women are
not capable of casting the ballot.
Women such as those wou-ld smash
the polling place - they ought to
live in England and join the army
of rowdies, who are soiling the
fair name of English women.
Women usually get whatever
they work for, as their persis
tency surpasses that of their male
companions, but they should go
about it in a sane manner and
not like Bowery roughs. With
men like Judge Clark to aid them,
the Virginians and their sisters
can go fiUr the ballot in a legiti
This is election year in the
county, and already would-be-if
you-will-have-me candidates are
smiling extra smiles around and
about. It would be much better
for all coricerned if men would
let the people demand that they
serve their country. It takes
vpry little effort to secure a can
didate, but efficiency should have
the ascendency in public affairs.
Many farmers in Martin Coun
ty have lost numbers of fine hogs
this season with cholera, Con
sequently the supply of bacon
will be short in some neighbor
hoods. The AgriculturaWDepart
n\ent urges the use of anti-cholera
serum, and it would be well for
every farmer to interest himself in
the subject of cholera prevention.
Tomorrow is Farmers' Day here
and it is earnestly hoped that a
goodly number can come to Ksten
to the lecturers and exchange in
dividual views about those things
needful to make a successful crop
for 1914. Every farmer should
have a vision of good times to
come and strive earnestly to
make it real.
Rsclpe for Happlneaf.
If you want to be contlnuouily hap
py you must know when to be blind,
when to be deaf and when to be dumb.
DEZa Sol IC^=3P
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I TO-NIGHT J
Price* 50c, 75c, SI.OO $1.50 |
on —"~ii w& ii iica
Sam Williams, a well-knawn
colored man lived abqyt two
miles from town, dropped dead
at his home Tuesday night.
Write to T. W. Wood & Son,
Richmond, for their Garden
Guide. See ad.
A white woman named Motfie
Padget, who lived with her sis
ters near Jamesville, was burned
to death last week. She had
been in the woods nearby to col
lect some brush, and it is not
known whether her clothes were
ignited there are after she reach
ed the house. With the flames
covering her she rushed in the
field beyond human aid and was
STRAYED:—A spotted sow
marked two spiits in therightear
and over square in the left ear.
Has been at my house about two
months. O.wner will please come
and get her.—W. M. Perry.
one wishing table board can se
cure same at Mrs. Ray's Boarding
House on Main St. Reasonable
God willing, I will preach at 4
the home of Mr. Barnes on the
Staton Farm at 2 o'clock Sun
day -J. L. .Cherry.
If you love Mutt and Jeff, see
them at the Gaiety. Current
events is another feature of the
movies. Large crowds continue
to fill the Theatre^very night.
Be one of them.*
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Rev. M. E. Bethea will preach
in Jamesville on Monday night.
The public will please note change
in date of service. Everybody
invited to attend.
License to Fish
Each and every person, firm
or corporation, before commenc
ing or engaging in any kind of
fishing in the state, shall file with
the sheriff of the county in which
he desires to fish, a sworn state
ment as to the number and kind
of nets, seines or other apparatus
that is intended to use in fishing.
Upon filing this statement the
t sheriff shall issue to the said
. party or parties a license as pre
! scribed by law; paid applicant
shall pay to the sheriff a license
fee equal in amount to the fee or
! tax prescribed by law. This lic
i ense shall extend through a per
i iod of twelve months from the
■ date of its issue. Any person
; who shall wilfully use for com
i mercial fishing purposes any kind
I of net whatever without having
) first complied with the provisions
» of this section shall be guilty of
a misdemeanor and fined twenty
five dollars for each and every
j Those who saw Paul -GHmore
in "The Havoc" will not miss
seeing him tonight (Friday) at
the Opera House. It is a splen
did compliment for so distinguish
ed an actor to appear here the
second time. He is the .only
noted actor who has ever played
before a Williamston audience.
"Captain Alverez" in which he
appears is a story of the Argntine
Republic, South America, and
has all the life of the plains.
Paul Gilmore as Robert Wain
wright, of the United States, re
presents the clean young Ameri
can, who is able to take care of
himself and win "Bonita" at the
same time. This is an opportun
ity which theatre rovers shouljd
not miss. Get seats early at
Sannders & Fowden's Drug store.
si.oo a Year in Advance
Oak City Items
The Misses Emily, Mary and
Alta Hines and Clarice Cart- .
wright with J. W. Hines motored
to \Villiamßton Sunday and were
the guests of Mrs. Wheeler Mar
tin at dinner. •
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Miss Marjorie Barrett left for
Farmville Monday to spend a few
days with relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Purvis from
Bethel spent Sunday with Mr.
and Mrs. C. M. Hurst.
Miss Laura Salisbury spent
Sunday with the Misses Pearl
and Jefferson House.
Zeb Hyman spent Saturday in
Scotland Neck, and during his
absence a sneak thief entered the
kitchen about 9 o'clock while
Mrs. Hyman was in the next
room, and took what food they •
t V- •
Mrs. Robert Hooker spent a
few days last week with Mrs.
Miss . Mary Hines celebrated
her fourteenth birthday Tuesday
night by entertaining a few
guests at supper. The evening
was an enjoyable one spent in
playing games, music, et;.
Conference For Social Service
The second annual -meeting oi '
the North Carolina Conference
for Social Service will meet in
Raleigh, February 13-15, 1914.
The purpose of the meeting is:
"North Carolina Forward—For
Human Betterment and a Richer
Civilization. M Of i the imeetinir -
Gov. Craig says: "I doubt wheth
er any meeting has ever been
held in North Carolina with such
a comprehensive and constructive
program for the general upbuild
ing of our State and its people.
Every patriotic North Carolinian,
and especially % every earnest
church member, ought to try to
attend." - s
It would be a wise thing t«
send a representative citizen of
Williamston to this meeting,
which means so much for the
betterment of the State. Satur
day February 14th., will be de
voted to Health, Education and
Morals—the trio which makes for
the upbuilding of any community.
The benefit from this meeting
should be wide-spread and why
not get some good from it in
Smallpox in Martin
For several weeks, there has
been smallpox in the upper end
of the county near Hamilton. Dr.
B. L. Long, Chairman of the
Board of Connty Commissioners,
has had these Jcases in charge.
Monday he was in town in at
tendance upon ; the meeting of
the Board and brought to the
office a photograph of one of his
convalescent patients, a negro _
,named Levi Jones, and the pic
tured condition of the negro is
horrible. Dr. Long states that
he has vaccinated 300 people and
has treated 15 patients success- .
fully. That he exhibited a pic
, ture of Jones in his office window,
and it caused many to realize that
they needed the protection which ,
vaccination gives. The dreadful ;
i disease seems to be prevalent all
, over the country, many towns
like Goldsboro and Rocky Mount
reporting cases among the whites
,is well as the colored. '
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. " Those who believe fir myths
must feel awful blue these days
i for the ground hog saw his shad
ow' Monday, and "they say" we
are in for forty days of bad
weather. Who ever saw a ground
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