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VOL XV. NO. 31
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A Big Stock of the Newest
thingsin Hats and all kinds of
head wear. Newest designs in
Dress Goods, laces and silks that
can be had, are now on sale at
Blount Bros, Williamston, N. C.
Our new goods will be ready for
your inspection March 23rd. and
all through the season. And you
are respectfully invited to see
them before buying. Our Milli
nery and Dress Departments are
under the management of Miss
M. L Haeberle, of Richmond, Va.
The subject of this sketch,
William U. Leggett, was t?orn
August 25th. 1849. He died
Feb. 25th. 1914 after having suf
fered for many years from gall
stones. In his last illness he was
confined to his bed justone week.
The writer of this sketch was
holding a short meeting at Sweet
Home, Bro. Leggett's home
church, by request of the de
ceased, when he was confined to
his bed. On Thursday Feb. 19th.
we drove over to Washington and
that evening he attended the ser
vice at Sweet Home. He seemed
to enjoy th§ service very much.
That night he was taken with a
severe attack of his old malady
from which he never recovered.
Brother Leggett became a
member of the Christian Church
jn August 1860, being baptized
by Dr. J. J. Harper. He took
membership with the Macedonia
Congregation which, at that time,
worshipped in the neighborhood
school building. Later Brother
' Leggett was ordained elder of
this church, After moving from
the vicinity of Macedonia, nearer
Old Ford, he took membership
with that congregation and was
selected as one of its elders.
Seeing the need of another
church, Brother Leggett invited
the regular pastors of Old Ford
and visiting preachers to preach
in Britton's school house. Out
of these services the Sweet Home
church grew. Brother Leggett
was elder of this church from the
day of its organization to the
day of his death. During the
last thirty-one years of his life he
missed attending only five Union
Meetings, his absence being caus
ed by ill health.
William U. Leggett was first
married in 1869, to Miss Fannie
Hodges, daugnter of Mr. and
Mrs. Lewis H. Hodges. There
were no children by his first wife.
After the death of his first wife
he married Mrs. Holland L.
Woolard-Green, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Kenneth Woolard, v on
August 17th. 1882. To this un
ion eight children were born,
four of whom with their mother
survive him. The surviving chil
dren are: Prof. James L. Leggett
of Mt Berry, Ga., Mrs. A. D.
Wynn, Mrs. S. W. Leggett and
Mrs. Zeno James. There are
four grand-children. ,'His son,
' James L. Leggett, is a teacher in
the College at Mt. Berry, Ga.,
Prof. Leggett is an accomplished
young christian man of sterling
worth, who is making a mark in
his chosen work, as minister
The deceased wsa an industri
our fltkn,; working with all his
might at whatever task he under
took. He was loyal and true to
his church and the fraternal or
ders to which he belonged. He
alwaysi took a stand on any and
all questions that came up for his
consideration, and no one doubt
ed his siricerety in the stand he
took on any question. Brother
Leggett was plkin and out-spoken
and many times was misunder
stood, but those who knew him
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Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Mundy are
visiting friends near town.
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Dixon,
of Rocky Mount have been visit
ing relatives here this week.
Mesdames Lilley and Watters
were here from Jamesvi lie Tues
Mrs. C. W. Bell, of Beaufort,
is visiting Mr. and Mrs. John D.
Frank S. Hassell was here from
tfrs. W. P. McCraw, of Tar
boro, is visiting relatives in town.
J. C. Smith, of Robersonville.
has been here this week on busi
S. A. Newell and little daugh
ter are visiting Mr. and Mrs.
John D. Simpson.
Mrs. John Speed is the guest
of Mrs. J. D. Biggs.
, R. W. Salsbury was here from
Hamilton Monday. •
Dr. B. L.'Long was here Mon
F. L. Gladstone was in town on
Mrs. J. W. Hight and son join
ed Mr. Hight here last week.
' P. H. Brown left Monday for
South Carolina. >j
Alex Corey has been here this
A. 0. Gaylord, of Plymouth, is
attending court here this week.
District Attorney Francis D.
Winston is here on professional
business this week.
Samuel Spruill, of Plymouth,
has been in town this week.
T. Jones Taylof attended court
this week. • - ■ • ■ ■
Dr. Wolfe was here from Ply
mouth Sunday to visit relatives.
Miss Fannie Biggs Martin re
turned to St. Mary's op. Monday.
Dr. and Mrs. R. J. Nelson were
here from Rober sonville on Mon
best feel that he possessed the
kindly and gracious qualities of
sympathy, brotherly kindness
and love to an extent that his
critics do not understand.
v The deceased was a devout
member of the Masonic Order
and of the Charitable Brother
hood. The interment was fmade
in the family burying ground,
Friday Fehruary 27th. 1914. In
spite of the heaviest snow of the
season there was a large con
corse of relatives and friends
present to pay their last tribute
By qreuest of the decersed, the
writer conducted the funeral ser
vice, preaching from Rev. 14:13.
Members of the Masonic Order
served as pall bearers, and the
burial service was conducted by
members of the C. B. H. The
committal service was read and
closing prayer made by the
Cecil F. Outlaw.
Gets Thirty Years
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Bill Boyle, the negro who stab
bed his wife to death at Hamil
ton several|months ago and who
defied the officers for some time,
finally giving himself up, was
tried here this week and receive
ed a sentence of thirty years in
the State Prison. He was de
fended by Clayton Moore and
Wheeler Martin, Jr., who were
appointed by the Court. /'Boyle
is a desperate charater, and he
has been in the pen before for
burning a store.
WILLIAMSTON, N. C.; FRID A Y,M A RCH 20, 1914
Narck Tenl of Cowt
. The March Term of Martin
County Superior Court convened
here Monday morning with His
Honor, W. M. Bond, of Edenton,
Judge presiding. The Grand
Jury was drawn and Arthur An
derson, of Williamston, was
chosen foreman. The personnel
of the Jury is one of the strong
est in years.
' Judge Bond made some depart*
ure from the ordinary charge to
a Grand Jury, it was, however, a
gem of beauty and denlt more
with governmental policies and
public thought than with indivi
dual breaches of law. His eulogy
of Martin Connty's citizenship
as well as that of North Carolina,
was splendid. He pointed out
the fact that our laws of today
are far more protective to pro
perty and persons than they were
in former days, which naturally
causes more indictments. The
need for a judiciary of strength
and honor was clearly demon
The Judge was conclusive in
his opinion and argument againet
any departure from the'old court
system, and especially against
the Initiative, Recall and Re
ferendum, which is sweeping
over many of our sister states.
While not venturing a concrete
opinion on the subject, he inti*
mated that we would have been
better off without the Recorder's
Court in the State.
The Judge rung clear on the
question of violations of the pro
hibition law, saying that no mat
ter what opinions were held by
judges and jurors, it was their
duty to fully enforce the law.
That the failure to enforce the
law was causing and would cause
much annoyance and distress.
That the excessive use of liquor
was clothing more people in rags
and drenching more eyes in tears
of sorrow than from any other
Judge Bond further stated that
all laws of a Jiigh moral tone
were more difficult to enforce
than those that were not, which
shows the warfare against laws
that require men to respect and
protect their neighbor's family,
even though it does conflict with
their gluttony and greed. The
force of the charge will evident
ly work much good to the society
of our county.
Judge JJond claims to be young
and inexperienced, but from his
knowledge of things ahd ease of
manner, he appears to be fully
mature in his line. Martin
County is glad to have him so
close a neighbor and to preside
over its courts.
EXPLAINED BY DODSON
Read What Dodson Says About his
Liver Tone to yon who Suffer
Dodson's Liver Tone takes the
place of calomel. Instead of be
ing dangerous, it is harmless and
works easily and naturally, with
out bad after-effects. I have
authorized Saunders & Fowden
to refund purchase price (50c.)
to you instantly without question
if you are in any way dissatisfied
with it If Dodson's Liver Tone
can't help you, I don't want your
That's how Dodson feels about
this pleasant-tasting vegetable
liquid liver regulator and reliever
of constipation and biliousness.
Hie lives of so many people
have been brightened and better
ed by this great remedy that lead
ing druggists now recommend it
and seven of America's most pro
minent. physicians 0. K'd it, af
ter analysis of its in-
Oak Gty Items i
i J. L. Robertson, of Stokes, was
I in town Sunday.
1 Will Rhodes, Bog Slade and
' Charlie Perkins motored from
' Hamilton Sunday.
! Mrs. J. B. Rawls, of Roberson-
I ville, was the guest of Mrs. H. S.
Emmett Burnett, of Palmyra,
■ spent Sunday in town.
1 Mi C. Bennett, of Roanoke Ra
-1 pads, is at home for a few days.
[ Robert Salsbury and Billie
Haislip spent Sunday here.
Miss Annie Savage, of Rocky
> Mount, spent the week-end here
with the Misses House
Miss Ruby Bell is spending a
few days with friends in town
i this week..
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There is music in the air for
1 the latest news is that the Oak
1 City Band is reorganizing. Good
—we hope it is true.
Mrs. J. L. Hines and two
: daughters motored with J. W.
; Hines to Scotland Neck Wednes
; day to spend the day.
H, S. Everett and J. W. IHines
motored to Tarboro Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Hines, Mr.
and Mrs. C. M. Hurst spent Sun
day in Bethel.
Mrs. Blanche Hardison return
ad to her home in Norfolk Mon
Mrs. H. Chesson and Mrs. Ella
Blount, of Roper, are the guests
of Loomis Chesson and wife.
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R. W. Dale and wife from
1 Greenville spent Tuesday here.
Miss Mary Worseley has re
■ ed from her trjp to Tarboro.
1 Information Requested
Editor, THE ENTERPRISE
I notice in some of the papers
that a new primary law for the
! State will be enforced during this
, year. Will you please publish
I the law in your paper, that the
voters of the county may under
, stand the terms of the law.
Wtll you also be kind enough to
. let me know the names of the
County Executive Committee?
I think that you published the
. list,once, but I do not remember
' k , Yours respectfully.
, Jamesvil'e, N. C., v
, March 20th. 1914.
. .(We give below list of Ex.
Com. and expect to publish the
primary law within a few week.
I Executive Committee: W. H.
Martin, S. E. Hardison, Ephraim
Peel, McG. Taylor, W. C. Man
-1 ning, S. F. Everett, J. C. Smith,
M. W. Ballard, P. L. Salsbury,
H. S. Everett.
. gredientß and effects.
I It is generally known that calo
mel, being a poison, is a peril to
» many. It stays in the system
i and, while it may seem to give
you a temporary relief, often
i "knocks you out" for several
I days. •* > ' '
- With Dodson's Liver Tone you
' are set right without ache or
gripe and with no bad results to
interfere in the slightest way
with your regular occupation and
habits. So great a number of
former sufferers from constipa
tion and inactive liver have been
vastly benefited by Dodson's
Liver Tone that it would seem
Tone that it would seem wise for
you to give it a trial now. Child
ren like it and it does wonders
' for them.
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God willing I will preach at
Holly Spring on Sunday at 3
o'clock. The public is invited.-
J. L. Cherry.
Spring begins tomorrow. • 1
The "new moon appears at
12:09 P. M; on the 26th.
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« Service at the Methodist, Bap
tist and Christian Churches on
Show in town on next Tues
day and Wednesday for women
chiefly. Beantiful hats and other
things to be seen at Harrison
Bros, and Waters & White's store.
Men selling spectacles for one
dollar and a paper thrown in was
one of the things court week
brought to town
ROOM for rent. Apply at this
would like to have several room
ers and boarders, Rates reasona
ble, Mrs. S. C. Ray, Main Street. '
Thn water in the river is al
most as clear as spring water,
which is a rare occurrence at this
season of the year and it high too.
The town clock is on the strike
FOR SALE:- A Lester Piano,
upright $4,50 new, good as new,
will sell cheap
Mrs. W. J. Frances.
Mrs. S. C. Ray, who takes
boarders, has had erected a large
sign across the sidewalk in front
of her house on Main Street.
Coming.-A. K. Hawk's expert
Optician will be at the office of
Dr. J. B. H. Knight on April 1
and 2 when and where he will
be glad to examine the eyes of
any one having eye trouble, or
who has glasses that need chang
ing, free of charge. Your eye
troubles\will be relieved for the
simple cost of the glasses. Don't
forget the date. April . Ist.
CLAY and Unknown Mixed
Peas For ♦ Sale:—Sou n d and
in good bags, 50 bushels or more
at $2.50 per bushel, smaller lots
at $2.00 f. o. b. Greenville—J. B.
Kittrell, (ireenville, N. C.
WANTED To buy old and
second hand books, large or small
quantities. Highest cash prices.
Ye Old Book Shop,
Asheville, N. C.
Harrison Bros, are erecting a
lartfe warehouse in the rear of
the one now being used. This will
i give them space for the
handling of their immense stock
of everything for the home and
The "Association met in the
Graded School building on Friday
afternoon on the arrival of the
train from Tarboro. During the
sessions there were fifty teachers
1 present, only twd who are active
-1 ly engaged in the work, being
! absent and these were providen
-1 tially hindered. The regular pro-
I gramme was carried out. At
night Dr. J. Y. Joyner addressed
i the teachers and many citizens
■ in the Methodist Church. Prof,
i Sams, who was scheduled to de
liver an address, was not present
owing to illness.
Saturday morning the meeting
was full of interesting and help
ful demonstrations of work be
fore the classes. The meeting
closed in the afternoon 1 in time
for many to take the five o'clock
train for their homes. Tfce ses
sion was one of the most impor
tant held in years.
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&r.oo a Year in Advasce
The Tobacco Market
Arrangements are being made
to handle a larger number of
pounds of tobacco on this market
thii year than ever before. Witli
three warehouses under splendid
management, and ample grading
room the prospects are fire for &
successful season if the crop for
which the farmers are planning,
is good. '
The success of the local market
depends largely upon the attitude
wvhichHhe of the com
munity assume toward same.
Last year the market was strong
—it can he stronger this
It becomes the duty of every
merchant and other business men
in the town to get ah added
quantity of adhesivehess and
stick everlastingly to the home
town. It is better than any other
place to live in, to succeed in- it
is even sweeter to die in - and
the citizens who know this to be
true should see that others tfcink
the same way. It can be (sne,
and the year of 1914 is the period,
'to establish the fact in the minds
of all out-of-town people that this
is the best place on earth to sell
and to buy. There may be bet
ter places but no geography has
them dn the maps. The tobacco
raisers will know -when they
come to , Williamston that the
highest prices can be secured,
and courteous treatment will be
accorded to everybody. Stick
this in your note book for refer
P. H. Davenport went to Wilt
M. L. Mobley spent last week
in Richmond. >
Mrs. Hugh Johnson is the guest
of Mrs. P. L. Salsbury.
J. P. Boyle spent Wednesday
in Scotland Neck.
Mr. and Mrs? B. B. Sherrod..
Mrs. R. W. Salsbury and Mrs.
M. I. Fleming motored to Tar
Mrs. M. I. Fleming entertained
the Book Club Tuesday.
Miss Effie Waldo and B. 0..
Myers attended the Teachers
Meeting Friday and Saturday.
Henry Edmonson come home
from Winterville Friday to visit
his father accompanied by M.
Mr. and Mrs. Gray, of Rober
sonville, spent the week-end witk
Mrs. Martha Purvis.
Dr. Fleming went to Norfolk
Mrs. George Council and Mrs.
Walter Crisp were the guests of
Mrs. Will Davis Saturday.*
Mrs. Lou Council spent the
week-end with Mrs. F. L. Hais
Mrs. Martin Ballard spent sev
eral days in town last week.
Misses Sallieand Delia Roebucfc'
were the guests of Miss Maggie
Mrs. W. E. Gladstone, of Tat
boro, and Mrs. J. A\ Kitcbin,
were the guests of Mrs. J. B.
Cloman Sunday. *
• Miss Viva Reeves was in town
/J. A. Davenport and Harry
Waldo spent Sunday at Ballards.
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The property of all* parties in
Robersonville Township, who fail
to pay their Road and School
taxes by April Ist. 1914, will be
advertised for sale on that date.
W. T. Britton,
- Road & School Tax Collector,
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