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VOL XV. NO. 19
Eclipse of the Mooa
The full moon in March occurs
on the 11th., and there will be a
partial eclipse which is visible
here. The moon first reaches the
penumbra of the Earth's shadow
at 8:41 p. m. by Eastern time.
The umbra, or dark shadow, is
not reached till 9:42. From this
time on area in
creases at 11:18 p. m.
eleven twelfths of the moon's
. diameter is immersed in the shad
ow. Then the eclipse diminishes,
and the last contact with the
shadow occurs at 12:44 a. m.,
though the moon does not clear
the penumbra till 1:45.
This eclipse is so nearly total,
and occurs at such a convenient
hour of the evening, that it
should be watched by great num
bers of amateur observers.
Saturday afternoon while the
force at the A. C. L., Station
(between five and six o'clock)
were at supper, some one broke
the lock of the door leading into
the office from the colored wait
ing room and then proceeded to
break the lock of the cash drawer,
securing $25 in cash. Joe Spruill,
a colored man who was suspected
of committing the robbery there
some months ago, was arrested
by Chief Edwards and prelim
inary trial held Sunday morning.
Evidence was not sufficient to
hold him, however.
Bishop Joseph B. Cheshire Here
Monday evening, Bishop Joseph
Blount Cheshire, of the Diocese
of North Carolina, made a visit
to this parish, preaching and ad
ministering the Rite of Confirma
tion to seven candidates, two be
ing from the parishes of Roxobel
and Woodville in Bertie County.
This was the first visit of Bishop
Cheshire to this parish, he hav
ing graciously consented to serve
in the work of Bishop Strange,
who is still unable to undertake
any duty, though there are en
couraging reports of his condi
tion and hopes are entertained
that he will again be with his
Bishop Cheshire is regarded as
one of the most intellectual men
in the House of Bishops of the
Episcopal Church in America.
His sermon here was a plain,
practical survey of the things
concerning the Kingdom of God,
taking his theme from the first
missionary preaching of Phillip,
the Deacon, His discussion of
the importance of Baptism was
very interesting. Arrangements
had been made for a visitation to
Hamilton, but owing to the ex
treme weather conditions it was
postponed. While in town Bis
hop Cheshire was the guest of
Mr. and Mrs. Station.
- Confederate Veterans
The time for bestowing Crosses
of Honor has been extended, to
give every one an opportunity.
All who have not applied, please
do so at once. Only they are
eligible who were exposed to fire
If Veteran be dead, the eldest
lineal descendant may apply; or
the widow,- if she experienced
the hardships of the war.
Veterans alone can wear the
Certificates to fill will
be gladly, given on application.
Pres. Pamlico Chapter, U. D. C.,
Washington, N. C.
Time for herrings, but only
Pamlico ories on the market
W. B. Watts was here Tuesday
Frank F. Fagan left Saturday
for Rocky Mount where he en
tered upon his duties as cashier
of the Bank of Rocky Mount
Mrs. John C. Lamb and child
ren, of Wilson, are visiting the
Misses Lamb on Smithwick Street
Miss Mary Hassell went to
Miss Avis Mizell, of Lewiston,
has been the guest of Mrs. M. E.
Bethea this week.
Misses Maggie and Sallie Para
more spent Saturday and Sunday
with their sister, Mrs. Jesse
Clark, near Williamston. They
returned to Scotland Neck on
Monday after a delightful visit.
John A. Manning who has
been visiting his parents near
here, returned to Lewiston to
W. B. Phelps, of Lewiston
spent Monday night in town.
P. F. Apfel has returned from
a visit to Rochester, N. Y.
L. B. Harrison left Tuesday
for Baltimore, where he will pur
chase the spring stock for Har
rison Bros., & Co.
Leslie Fowclen went to Ply
mouth Tuesday on buuiness.
Rev. M. E. Bethea went to
Washing on Tuesday on busi
Mrs. Robert Baker has re
turned from a visit to Hamilton.
Don't miss the picture show
tonight nor any other night
Mrs. Fred Hoyt went to Wahs
Orphan's Singing Class
In the summer of 1873 there
could be seen winding its way
the public roads of Granville and
adjoining counties a very robust
man with a wagon full of children
This was Mr. John H. Mills with
a group of children from the Ox
ford Orphan Asylum. This con
stituted the first Singing Class
from this Institution. It was the
beginning of a career which has
made the organization one of the
most widely known in the State.
This class has also been a means
of stirring the hearts and enlist
ing the sympathies and co-opera
tion of the citizenship of the
State in. the Orphanage work.
This Class makes a tour of the
State each year, touching nearly
every county and most of the
towns. Because of the character
of the work and the merits of the
concerts it has grown in favor
with the people more and more
The Class has just started out
from Oxford on its first or North
Eastern trip for this Spring. Dur
ing the Summer the time will be
spent, for the most part, in the
Western section of the State.
Later in the Fall the trip will be
•made through the South Eastern
section of the State.
The Class is starting out most
auspiciously this year and we
predict that it will receive even
a more hearty welcomr than ever
We are in receipt of the Bulle
ton, "Leguminous Crops in North
Carolina." This is an important
bulletin and should be in the
hands of every' farmer in the
State. Numerous requests for it
have been made to the Agricul
tural Department at Raleigh by
people in other states, and all
desiring a copy can secure it by
addressing the Department.
WILLIAMSTON, N. C., FRIDAY,MARCH 6, 1914
The annual inter-society con
testa were held at the A. C. _ Col
lege on February 20th. Proba
bly the best program ever pre
sented in these contests was ren
dered to a large and appreciative
audience in spite of the very in
There were two contests: one
in oratory between representa
tives of the young ladies societies
and one in debate between re
presentatives of the young men's
Miss Claire Hodges, who had
been chosen in a preliminary con
test to represent the Alethian
Society, did credit to herself, her
society and the college in her
splendid oratioji on the subject
Miss Fannie Manning, also
chosen in a preliminary contest
to represent the Hesperian So
ciety, did her part nobly as is
attested by the fact that the de
cision of the committee was in
her favor. Her subject was "A
Southern Romance." .This con
test was for the Privette medal
which has been offered in oratori
cal contests between these two
societies for a number of years.
The decision of the committee
was announced in a brief and ap
propriate speech by Miss Daphne
Miss Fannie Manning is tho
1 eldest daughter of Editor and
Mrs. W. C. Manning and a grad
uate of the Williamston High
School, where she always stood
first in her studies though years
younger than many of her class
Hanilton lfm "
J. M. S. Salsbury returned from
High Point Monday, where he
has accepted a position.
Mesdames B. B. Sherrod, M.
P. Hyman, R. W. Salsbury and
J. P. Boyle spent Tuesday with
Mrs. Julius Purvis.
Mesdames C. H. Baker, J. M.
S. Salsbury and Miss Lillie Way
Baker attended the Everett-
Baker marriage Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Martin Ballard
spent Sunday here.
Miss Mary Gardner left for her
home in Kinston Monday.
E. L. Perkins was in town
Miss Mary" P. Gladstone left
for Newport News Saturday.
Dr. B. L. Long attended the
Everett-Baker marriage at Pal
Mrs. M. P. Hyman left for her
home in Newport News Saturday.
Mrs. O. T. Everett was called
to Stokes Thursday on account of
the death of her father.
B. B. Sherrod, Jr.,> spent Fri
Richard Slade left for hi j home
in Georgia Tuesday accompanied
by Miss Fannie Slade.
T. B. Slade, Jr., went to Nor
John Martin, Jr., spent Sunday
The Misses Edmondson's en
tertained very delightfully Wed
nesday evening in honor of a few
of their friends. A delicious ice
course was served. Those en
joying -the Misses Edmondson's
hospitality were: Misses Lida
Inscoe, Martha Council; P. H
Davenport, W. S. Rhodes, B. 0.
After a woman bat been trotting In
doable harness for a few yean It
makes her fretful every time she sees
a newly married couple making lore.
Anpther murder case has been
placed on the docket for the
March Term of Martin County
Superior Court by the action of
Joe Williams, a negro living on
the farm recently sold by J. W.
Allen on the Hamilton Road.
Sunday afternoon, Williams went
to a neighbor's barn where Clai
borne Riddick, another negro,
was shucking corn and began to
abuse Riddick, finally striking
him and severely wounding his
head. When they left the barrrr'
Williams attacked Riddick again,
striking him with a piece of plank
pulled from the fence. Realizing
that he had seriously wounded
Riddick, Williams tried to arouse
him and failing went off to phone
for a physician. But the man
died before aid could be given
Williams was held until Sheriff
Crawford could go for him, and
he was brought here and placed
in jail. Both men were drinking,
but there seems to have been
nothing to cause Williams to com
mit the deed, except pure devil
try augumented by blind tiger
Mrs. Joel Bennett died at her
home near Williamston on Wed
nesday after suffering for some
time. She leaves several child
ren and a husband to miss her
from the home. Some time ago she
was operated on and had never
regained her usual health.
• Thursday afternoon she was
burled at the family cemetery,
Elder Sytvfster Hassell conduct
ing the services.
Friends and acquaintances sym
pathize deeply with the bereaved
family in their Sore affliction.
Oak City Items
Claud Roebuck, of Greenville,
was in town Monday and Tues
Considerable excitement was
caused by the cry of fire from a
small boy Tuesday about 1 P. M.
when he discovered smoke issu
ing from the roof of £eb Hyman's
home. A bucket brigade was
started and in a little while the
fire was under control, but not
until it had done considerable
damage, having burned some
time before discovery. It was
caused by a defective flue.
Miss Adaline Whitley from
Hobgood spent a few days last
week with the Misses House.
Miss Annie Savage has return
ed to her home in Hobgood.
Miss Minnie Whichard spent
the week-end at her home in
Miss Bessie Roberson spent
Saturday and Sunday at Hassell.
on ii wm r —no
Reels Pictures h
is We show three freels of [rj
the Best Motion Pictures
that can be secured,
y Come out and spend a
pleasant hour with us, it U
I" costs only a dime.
Prices 5 and 10 Cents
On ii WM I'. 'IP
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Mrs. Clinton Mundy and chil£
ren are visiting their parents, Mr.
and Mrs. G. L. Whitley.
N. S. Peel has returned from a
visit to Florida.
There will be special services
at the Episcopal Church on Sun
day at Which time the offering
will be for St. Luke' Hospital at
Tokyo, this important work be
ing badly in need of funds. The
public is invited.
Strayed AWAY:-one pO
- China Boar about one year
old, unmarked. Finder please
H. H. Cowan,
Williamston, N. C.
would like to have several room
ers and boarders, Rates reasona
ble, Mrs. S. C. Ray, Main Street.
WILL PAY HIGHEST PRICES
For 200 bushels field peas.
• Write me,
W. C. MANNING.
Editor Manning killed a porker
on Thursday which weighed 400
Rev. J. L. Cherry preached at
the County Home and the jail on
Sunday. Next Sunday he will
preach at the home of Joseph
Lilley on the Staton Farm. The
public is invited.
J. G. Godard sold the largest
beef here this week which has
ever been offered to local dealers.
It weighed 650 pounds after be
CLAY and Unknown Mixed
Peas For Sale:—Sound and
in good bags, 50 bushels or more
at $2.50 per bushel, smaller lots
at $2.60 f. o. b. Greenville—J. B.
Kittrell, Greenville, N. C.
The river is up and the recent
snows will probably increase the
Court the third Monday in the
month. A term of two weeks
will be held.
W. H. Leggett bagged a twenty
pound turkey on Saturday, whil£
hunting on Conoho Creek.
Snow fell again on Sunday af
ternoon but only enough to make
the roofs white. Then the wind
commenced to blow and increas
ing through the night was almost
a tornado. The thermometer fell
rapidly and the wind was icy.
No damage is reported in town
save the partial unroofing of the
Asa T. .Crawford and W. L.
Stalls have just arrived from
Richmond with a full line of
Hames, Whips and Snmmer Dus
ters. Call at the Buggy Com
pany's storehouse and see them.
Asa T. Crawford and W. L.
Stalls have returned from Rich
mond and Suffolk, where they
have made arrangements to sell
the International Engines and
Lilliston Peanut Pickers again
this year. See them before buy
Sunday night, the chicken
house of Rev. J. L. Cherry was
robbed of some ( of its fine fowls.
The thief evidently possessed a
key as the lock was carefully
placed on the top of the chicken
house. There is no clue to the
robbery. Rev. Cherry often is
the victim of potty thieving. •'
We acknowledge with thanks
copies of the University Record
for January, Facts of Interest
Concerning the Military. Resour
ces and Policy of the United
State and the Twenty-Seventh
Report of the Bureau of Labor
and Printing of North Carplina.
Each of these books is a valuable
addition to our collection of statis
si.oo a Year in Advance
V V --
There has been no more das
tardly or cowardly deed commit
ted in Martin County than that
of dynamiting the house of
C. Chance, of Parmele, N. C,.
about ten days ago.
Chance and his family had gone
up stairs in the house prepor»- -
tory to going to bed, when some
party, or parties, placed dynan»~
ite under the house and set ft off.
tearing up the house and a part
of the furniture badly, but no
member of the family was.injur
While there is no proof of the
person who did it, there is stroma •
suspicion that it was done by
people living in Parmele. -
reason seems to appear for the
deed as Chance is one of the mot*
respected colored citizens of the
county, and is at the head of the
Parmele Industrial Institute, a
school which he has by his ow»
efforts founded and run for sev
The better class of people. totfc
white and colored, deplore the
cowardly deed and stand ready
to do all in their power to place
the guilty parties behind prisoai
bars, where they should abite
for many years.
Mr. Woodard For Congress
. Hon. John E. Woodard authori
zes us to formally announee tftat
he is a candidate for Congreor
and will contest the seat now oc
cupied by Hon. Claude Kitchin,
representative from this the
In making this announcement.
Mr. Woodard informs us that he?
has received numerous letter®
from friends alf over the distriet
that lie will receive their hearty
and loyal support and that he is
in the race to win, believing, he
can, with the assistance of his
friends secure the nomination.
Mr. Woodard has served the
party in season and out of season
and his ability which is unques
tioned together with the sen«e
he has rendered the people anal.,
his party, entitles him tw the
highest consideration at their
hands. — Wilson Times.
The above editorial will be in~
teresting to many friend* of CoL
Woodard in Martin County. For
four years he served as Solicitor
of this District, doing valuable
work as a prosecutor for the
State. Though he is not in our
Congressional District, it is pleas- -
ing to give him commendation .
not only for personal regards, but
for our appreciation of his splen- -
did qualities of heart and mind..
He often comes to our
.where he visits his daughter who
married Mr. C. B. Hassell, of the
firm of J. L. Hassell and Com
pany, and where his brother-in
law, Elder Sylvester Hassell, re
sides. We give below a brief
summary of his activities in the~.
service of the people:
, He was a member of the House >
of Representatives, of the Gen*
eral Assembly, in 1886; Charfaunvw
of the' Congressional Executive ••
Committee (Democratic), in 1886;::
Presidential Elector in 1888: Sol
icitor of the Third Judicial Dto
trict (which embraced Martm *"
County) from 1891 to 1895: Mem
ber of State Senate 1901—1905,
serving in the last session of the
Senate of 1903 as nftfre
Judiciary Committee of the Sen
ate; Delegate-at-Large from tte ■
State to the Democratic National '
Convention, at St. Louis, in 1904; ;
served as Chairman of D6mocnt>-
tic Executive Committee of Wil
son County,for four veaaß Hmi«y
this period: ' .