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VOL. XV. NO. 17
Two Yo«| Men Drowsed -
The bodies of Leon Green and
Augustus Anthony, who were
drowned in Pantego Creek Sun
day afternoon at Belhaven, were
found 1 Tuesday , and carried to
their respective homes.
Sunday afternoon, Leon Green,
aged 20, Augustus Anthony, aged
17, and Carney Lupton. son of
Capt Oliver Lupton, entered a
small canoe at Belhaven for the
purpose of rowing up Pantego
Creek to visit one of the dredges
now under construction for use
in draining Mattamuskeet Lake.
In going towards the dredge one
of the oars slipped and in at
tempting to place it back in its
position, the boat which was very
small, capsized, throwing all
three of the young men in the
water. Young Lupton could
swim and he at once made for the
shore. Just before reaching the
shore his comrades hailed him
and told him they could not swim
and would soon drown. Lupton
then turned and swam back to
the aid of his companions. Reach
ing the boat he grabbed the side
ofjsame and was subsequently
saved by rescuers. The compan
ions, Green and Anthony went to
The catastrophe occurred just
opposite the Interstate Cooperage
Company plant. Since their un
timely death every effort has
been made to secure their bodies
but the searchers were not suc
cessful , until Tuesday. Both
young men who met death so
suddenly were highly e a teemed
in the community. The affair
has cast a gloom over the town.
Leon Green was the son of Mr.
and Mrs. Marion Green whose
home is near Robersonville. The
unfortunate young man was in
Belhaven with his uncle, Mr.
Staton Peel, who has an exten
sive mercantile business there.
The body was brought here Wed
nesday on the five o'clock train
via Plymouth and a large num
ber of friends and relatives were
at the station and followed to the
cemetery at the Mobley home
near Bear Grass. There funeral
services were conducted by Rev.
Joseph Waters, of the Christian
Church at Belhaven, and the
body laid to rest.
There is great sympathy for
the parents and other loved ones
of the young man, whose untime
ly death has cast a gloom over
To the Editor:—
I am requested to ask the re
presentative Citizens of William
ston, to meet in the Mayor's
Office in Williamston, at 3 o'clock
on Tuesday, February 23rd, 1914,
for the purpose of hearing W. C.
Chance, who is at the head of
the Industrial School, for the
colored race, at Parmele, N. C.,
on'a proposition which he desires
to place before a body of our re
presentative Citizens and educa
tional men of the Community.
It is repuested that all who can
will meet for half an hoilr on the
J. G. Godard, Treasurer,
Parmele Industrial Inst
Feb. 19, 1914/
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.
, '/k %
W. B. Watts spent Sunday here
• Mrs. J. G. Staton and Mrs. K.
B. Crawford left Monday for
Philadelphia and Baltimore.
Miss Gladys Hornthal returned
to Plymouth Saturday night af
ter a visit to friends here.
Miss Mae Bennett spent Sun
day in Hobgood.
Captain Fowden, who has been
home for several days, left again
for Jamesville on Sunday even
Clayton Moore has been in
Norfolk this week on profess
Wheeler Martin, Jr., went to
Raleigh last week to the Melba-
The friehds of Ben C. Craw
ford are glad to see him here af
ter a serious attack of pneumonia,
from which he has recently re
S. S. Bailey was here from
Everetts on Tuesday.
J. J. Stroud was here on busi
ness Thursday. He with his
family resides in Southern Pines
and finds the climate delightful
J. T. and J. G. Barnhill were
here Thursday on business.
Dr. B. L. Long was here from
Staton Peel, of Belhaven, was
in town Thnrsday.
Hosea Peel was here from Ply
Charles E. Mizell, of Fortress
Monroe, is in town visiting rela
Miss Mattie Waters left Mon
day for Norfolk where she has
accepted a position with Ames,
Brownley and Hornthal.
Oak City Items
Claud Roebuck, of Greenville,
spent Sunday in town.
Miss Lila Philpot has returned
from Williamston where she spent
several days with her parents.
Miss Ophelia Savage spent the
week-end with Misses Susie and
Lillie May Burnett.
Mrs. J. J. Long is spending
Bometimewith her daughter, Mrs.
D. 0. Moore near Cookes.
spending some time with Mrs.
J. H. Etheridge.
Mr. and Mrs. Blount, ofWhit
aker, were the guests of Mr. and
Mrs. J. H. Etheridge last keek.
Miss Cora Long, of Hobgood,
was the guest of Misses Pearl
and Jefferson House Monday and
Tuesday on her way to Ayden.
Miss Anna Savage, of Rocky
Mount, is spending a few days
with friends here.
Miss Bessie Roberson spent the
week-end at her home in Hassell.
Misses Pearl and Nannie House
with Gordon and Wilmer House
motored to Mr. Burnett's Sunday
and spent the day.
Mrs. Everett, of Robersonville,
Mother of H. S. Everett and Mrs.
John Daniel, left for her home
in Robersonville Monday after a
visit of a few days.
Mrs. J. L. Hines is spending a
few days at CTartwrights Wharf.
Early last Saturday night sev
eral pistol shots were fired on the
Hassell Road near Oak City, and
came within close proximity to
B. L. Hines as he was walking
into town. He called to tKe par
ties to turn their guns the other
way. They fired again into a
colord man's yard at a dog. A
little later Mr. Hines met two
men and asked them if they knew
who was doing the shooting.
Afterwards they were arrested
and fined for misdemeanor. It
is becomeing dangerous to go to
town after dark with pistol shots
at close'range on the road.
WILLIAMSTON, N. C., FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 19^4
Program for the Martin Coun
ty Teachers' Association for the
month of March, 1914:
Friday afternoon March 13th. }
1. Teaching pupils to execute,
with spelling as atypical subject.
Discussion led by Miss Bettie
Leary and Mr. C. C. Sharp.
2. Teaching pupils execution in
singing. Discussion led by Miss
Vivian Roberson and Mrs. W. H.
3. Thinking as applied in
Arithmetic, discussion led by
B. O. Myers and J. B. Bowers.
Friday Evening 7:30 o'clock.
1. Address by Prof. E. E.
Sams, Sec. N. C. Teachers' As
sembly. Subject : Teacher Train
2. Address by Dr. J. Y. Joyner,
Supt. of Public Instruction of
1. Developing habits of correct
speaking and writing. Discus
sion led by Miss Eflie Waldo, F.
G. Whitakerand J. I). Howell.
2. Some harmful tendencies of
novices in teaching and how to
correct them. Discussion led by
J. T. Jerome anil H. W. Smith.
Saturday afternoon 1:30 o'clock.
1. Is our present curriculum
adapted to the needs of the girl
of today. Discussion led by Mrs.
Bowen, W. A. Davis and W. H.
Every teacher in the schools of
the county is expected to be pre
sent and to take a part in the
discussion of the It is
also hoped that the school com
mitteemen and friends of educa
tion generally will come out and
help us make these meetings of
R. J. Peel, Supt.
St. Valentine Party
Mrs. G. C. Gladstone announc
ed the engagement of her daugh
ter at a St. Valentine Party [Sat
urday afternoon at Hamilton, N.
C. The guests were greeted at
the door by Mrs. Gladstone and
From a charmingly arranged
corner, delicious punch was serv
ed by Misses Ruth Pippen and
Hattie Floyd. After the arrival
of the guests a "Floral Love
Story" was enjoyed, Miss Mary
Anthony winning the prize, a
beautiful wishbone pin. Then
Mrs. (iladstone announced that
a game of candles would follow
and each one would receive a
message through candle flame, if
they be read aright. The candles
were brought in tiny silver hold
ers, a cupid bearing a cird which
was to be placed above the flame.
Each one eagerly begun to read,
amazed that each message read
the same: "Mr. Thomas Bog
Slade, Jr., Miss Mary Pender
Gladstone, April 1914."
Ainid much excitement, con
gratulations begun to shower
upon the bride-to-be. A real
surprise awaited Miss Gladstone,
for in a few minutes Miss -Ruth
Pippen entered a Japanese
parasol containing beautiful
handkerchiefs. The guests were
served ice cream in heart shape
and delicious cake.
Those present were: Mesdames
Dan Taylor, J. P. Boyle, C. H.
Baker, B. L. Long. J. B. Cloman,
D. C. Jones, Harry Waldo, J. B.
Williams, J. A. Davenport, R. A.
Edmonson, M. L Fleming; Misses
Mary Anthony, Martha Council,
Effie Waldo, Fannie Slade, Lillie
Way Baker, Fannie Matthews,
Lillie Floyd, Lelia Pippen, Helen
Edmonson, Maggie Belle and
Annie Jones and little Miss Mary
Happiness and Contentment
"COrn in the crib, money in the
A bady in the cradle, a pretty
wife to rock it;
Meat in the smoke-house,
And there I go to find it!"
So runs a bit of doggerel on a
card sent out by the State Agri
cultural Department giving a
total of all the crops made in the
State during 1913. It will, no
doubt, be surprising to learn that
corn including forage was the
most valuable crop raised in the
State, for it was valued at SOS, -
000,000 with cotton second at
$50,000,000 and tobacco third at
$31,000,000. Cotton seed was
estimated at $10,000,000. The
total for all crops raised in 1913
was $241,533,077 thus placing
North Carolina thirteenth in the
value of farm products in the
United States for the year just
closed; in 1909 'it was twenty
second. A comparison of these
figures and dates Will show what
a forward movement has been
made by the farmers of the Old
North State in four years. Judg
ing the future by the past with
an additional impetus, the far
mers of the State will measure
up to any in the Union within
the next four or five seasons of
diversified crops. A vision of
greater barns full of better pro
duce should be in the mind and
heart of every tiller of the soil,
and the returns will measure up
to any in the country.
Bi| Sale, Lots Of Fan
There will be an Old Maidß'
Sale at Biggs school house on Fri
day evening, February 27th. for
the purpose of raising funds with
which to buy an organ for the
church and Sunday School at
Old Bachelors, this is yours
chance as we are going to sell all
the Old Maids for miles around.
A big time assured for all who
Died Wednesday Afternoon
After months of suffering,
William H. Robertson, Jr., died
at his home here Wednesday af
ternoon. He was the son of Mr.
William H. Robertson, Sr., and
leaves besides his father, a wife,
two children, two brothers, Mess.
James and Closs Robertson and
a sister. Several years ago he
hurt one of his feet, and had
never recovered from the poison
ous effects of the wound. He
was born in October, 1867, and
had spent all his life in William
Thursday afternoon, the fun
eral services were conducted at
the home by Rev. M. E. Bethea,
and the interment was ifi the
family plot at Oakdale Cemetery.
P) Monday, Tuesday and
Wednesday we will
y present ■
and his 7^
«"His Banjo Singing Girl" |
sgs at the Gaiety Theatre, r
p] We will also show
y Rsels Pictures E
Prices 15 and 25 Cents
a— —11 sst 11 11®
Sunday is Washington's birth
New moon on the 24th at 3:23
Services on Sunday at the
Christian, Methodist and Baptist
Ground-hog weather has
coming this way for the past
God willing I will preach at
Holly Springs on Sunday at 3
o'clock. - J. L. Cherry.
Carstarphen & Co., have re
ceived a car load of fencing which
farmers are now needing. > Read
ad and go to see them.
Sunday being Washington's
birthday, *the banks here will
observe Monday instead and re
main closed throughout that day.
Next Wednesday, is Ash-Wed
nesday and }he beginning of
Lent. Services will be held in
the Episcopal Church at 11 o'clock
would like to have several room
ers and boarders, Rates reasona
ble, Mrs. S. C. Ray, Main Street
Farmers desiring the best in
fertilizers should read the ad of
N. B. Josey & Cot, in this issue
and write them or see the local
agent. • v
Movies are'still attracting large
crowds at the Gaiety. Tonight
"Bought and Paid For" will be
presented. " Get there early so as
not to miss a word of this splen
STRAYED AWAY:—One Po
lan China Boar about one year
old, unmarked. Finder please
H. H. Cowan,
- Williamston, N. C.
Remember the Stereoptican
Lecture at the Baptist CJiurch on
tomorrow night. Everybody is
cordially invited to" attend and
hear E. L. Middleton, State Sun
day School Secretary of the Bap
Two Asiatic Turks have been
in town this week soliciting money
for that orphanage in their coun
try. Sunday Evening one of them
spoke at the Methodist Chnrch
before a good congregation. Mon
day they visited the business men
soliciting subscriptions. Both
spoke very imperfect English.
J. P. Simpson sis erecting a
building on the Moore lot in the
rear of the residence. The
building will be used for an up
to-date garage, and opens on
Brogden Street Mr. Simpson is
agent for the Studebaker auto
mobiles and for the Hyman
Mr. Noah S. Hardison Dead
On Tuesday morning at four
o'clock at the home of his par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Har
dison, and after an illness of
several weeks, Noah S. Hardison
quietly entered into the Great Be
yond. He was stricken with
typhoicLpneumonia and was de
lirious from the beginning of his
sickness. Attended by physi
cians and a nurse, he gradually
yielded his strength to the , rava
ges of the disease, and in his
young manhood fell a victim to
the Reaper, Death. His age was
about thirty-five years and he
had never married. Besides the
bereaved parents, he leaves sev
eral brothers and sisters to miss
him in the home.
Wednesday afternoon the fun
eral services were conducted at
the home and the interment was
in the family cemetery, .s v
si.oo a Year in Advance-
Wedded h October
The following from the Wash
ington City Star of February 12.
is interesting from the fact that
Donald Godwin is a native of
Williamston, being the son of
Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Godwin, and
spent several days here last
: October leaving just two day®
i before his marrriage as reported
! ' 'The war between Huerta and
the constitutionalists in Mexico
| has been blamed for many things
' that have happened, both there
and in other parts of the world
and now it becomes known that
it put the quietus on the honey
j moon plans of two loving hearts
It is known to few people, but
it is nevertheless true that on
October 27. two days before the
United States ship Rhode Island
sailed away to do guard duty- on
the coast of Mexico. Donald God
win, one of the officers, with his
wedding * plans thrown out of
gear by the sudden orders sid
ing him to the South, was forced
to leave his bride behind almost
within the span of a single day.
Material for a first class ro
mances found in the simple
news item here printed for
first time, that on October 21,
1913, at Falls Church, Va.. ia
the ancient little Episcopal
Church, from which the village:
derived its name, the marriage
of Miss Hazel May Kenney, bet
ter known by hor stage name of
Hazel May, and Donald Godwin,
U. S. N., were wedded by the
Rev. Dr. Andrew Grinnan, rector
of the Falls Episcopal Church.
Only the bride's sister, Miss*
Izetta Jewel Kenney, and ant
intimate friend of the bride and
groom, attended the simple cere
mony, which was performed in
the late afternoon, in time for
the bride and sister to return to
Washington to play that same
evening in "Capttain Jenks." in
which they were appearing In
in the poli Theater, the bride's
mother, Mrs. Li la Keftoey, was
in Panama on that date.
Mrs. Godwin, or Miss May». as;
she is better known to the theater
going public, is a member of the
Poli Players, having been identi
fied with that organization, ever
since its opening, almost two
years ago. She has supported
her sister, the former leaiftng
woman of the Poli Players, play
ing minor parts. Before this she
appeared in vaudeville, and was
also at one time amoving picture■-
Elizabeth HinesNHugh Burras;.
Pete Cherry, Bryarte Carstar
phen, William Hodges, Annie U-
Crawford, Ellis Sparks, Bonner
Gurganus, Esther Harrfson, Jasse
Stubbs, Sallie Cook, Ethel Harri
son, William Harrell, Sallie
Brown, Charles Knight, Francis :
Manning, George H. Kent, Clyde -
Anderson, Robert Peel, Eva-
Wynne, Eva- Peel. Daisy Man
ning, Leroy Anderson, Gladys
Ballance, Mattie Lou Anderson;,
Saturday whire operating a
planing machine at the Martin
County Buggy factory,
Stacey Cox had his left hand
badly mangled so that # one finger
was lost and another was cut m
half. He suffered intensely and
was given attention by Dr. Saun
ders. Mr. Cox is machinist for
the factory, and friends sympa
thize deeply with him in his af
fliction, which will hinder him.
in his work. ..