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VOL XV. NO. 22
A White Sprinf Opeskf
"Spring, gentle Spring" was
ushered in on the crest of a snow
storm, whfeh all Saturday night
swept the fcarolinas and Virginia-
Richmond reporting the heaviest
fall of the season. The sleet
came down here and the trees
had a good coat of the ice cover
ed with snowflakes. Sunday
morning all nature presented a
beautiful appearance, and the
sleet and snow came down until
nearly noon. Later old Sol show
ed his beaming face and then the
melting commenced followed by
considerable '"slop." It is
thought that the ground hog has
a large family and each one was
entitled to a period of weather,
as the forty days for the old man
of the family have long since ex
pired and yet the weather has
failed to clear off. There have
been so many snows during
March that one has lost count of
them, but the biggest fall of the
season occured in February, the
' Miss Floyd Hostess
One of the most delightful so
cial events of the past few weeks
was given Wednesday evening
from 8:30 to 11:30 by Miss Lillie
Floyd at her home in Hamilton.
The guests were received at the
• hall door by Miss Floyd, the
ladies being shown to the cloak
room by Miss Hattie Floyd. Af
ter a short while pleasantly spent
delicious punch was served by
Misses Maggie J.. Davenport and
Five Hundred and Rook were
the amusements of the evening.
The Five Hundred being
awarded to Miss Lillie Way Ba
ker and the Rook prize to Miss
Maggie B. Jones and Don Mat
thews. An icecourse was served.
Those present were: Misses Lil
lie W. Baker, Fannie Matthews,
Lelia Pippin, Martha Council,
Maggie B. and Annie Jones;
Messrs. D. G. Matthews, Wilbur
. Worseley, W. S. Rhodes, T. B.
Slade. Jr., P. H. Davenport, C.
D. Perkins, B. 0. Myers and P.
Mr. Alex Haislip died at his
home near Oak City at 11:30 a. m.
Thursday. March 12th. 1914, af
ter a short illness. He was 73
years old and is survived by six
sons, Billie Mac and Alex. Jr.,
who were at home, Joe T. living
near, Frank L., of Hamilton, and
Hannibal and Grover, of Hassell.
The funeral service was held at
2:30 Friday afternoon, Mch. 13th.
Rev. B. F. Strickland, of Hob
good, officiating. The interment
was in the family burial ground.
The pall bearers were, J. W.
. House, P. H. Davenport, Tom
Davis, Joe Waldo, Jr., Jesse
Everett and F.«Hawls. May God
in his goodness and mercy watch
over those left behind to mourn
A Good Show
"The Turning Point" held the
boards at the Opera House last
night and a large audience wit
nessed it. The comedy was
pleasing and clean- There were
attractiye specialities, which ap
pealed to the entire audience. .
The orchestra gave two concerts
on the street yesterday, and the
numbers were popular and ren
dered well. This is one of the
chief attractions of the company.
There are twenty-eight in the
company and they travel on their
own cars. Tonight "The Belle
of Richmond" will be presented
with new specialities and splen
did music. Saturday night they
will present!"Jesse James."
Judge Stephen Bragaw has
been here this week as counsel
in a civil case before Judge Bond.
Mrs. J. P. Boyle was here from
Hamilton on Tuesday.
Mrs. J. E. Smithwick, of
Jamesville, spent Tuesday in
John W. Manning went to
Tarboro Wednesday on business.
Miss DeMent, of Raleigh, has
been Court Stenographer here
this week by order of Judge Bond.
Miss Lillie Way Baker, of Ham
ilton, was in town Thursday.
J. P. Boyle and Frank Glad
stone were here from Hamilton,
Dr. M. t Fleming was here
Miss Josephine Robertson amf
Rolin Robertson went to Kinston
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Everett,
of New York, are visiting their
brother, James A. Everett, near
Miss A. M. Ellsworth was here
from Washington Saturday solic
iting subscriptions to the News
Fred M. Shute, who now re
sides at Roanoke Rapids, spent
Sunday and Monday in town.
„ Mrs. Henry Hatton, of Wind
sor, is visiting Mrs. Geo. Gur
J. M. S. Salsbury, of High
Point, has been- in* town this
The Spring OpeainfS
Tuesday and Wednesday were
woman's days in Williamston,
and they were full of busy hours
during which the millinery stores
were crowded with eager buyers.
Tee sales were the largest ever
realized on opening days. The
models displayed were much
smaller than for any season with
in the last two years, the
shades bright and attractive with
the standard colors prevailing
and Tango a raging favorite
Flowers, pompons and plumes
constitute the bulk of the trim
mings. As for the prices, they
are modest considering the beau
ty, quality and workmanship dis
played. Harrison Bros and Co.,
Waters and White and Blount
and Brother each had attractive
displays, and the trimmers in
charge gave pleasing attention to
every one who entered. Out-of
town customers can find no bet
ter place, and not many so good,
in which to purchase the newest
and prettiest styles in women's
and children's head wear.
Miss Etama Robertson 111
Miss Emma Robertson, who is
a student at the East Carolina
Training School, was taken to the
Kinston Hospital on Monday and
Drs. Laughinghouse and Parrot
operated on her for appendicitis.
Her condition is critical but hopes
are entertained that her strength
will be sufficient to combat the
disease. Reports from the nurse
and physicians are favorable to
day, and the family here are
The illness which entered our
home and threatened to make it
desolate, has disappeared and we
are not unmindful of the kindness
of friends and neighbors, whose
ministrations and sympthy have
filled our hearts with warmest
gratitude, and we desire to pub
licly express our thanks for even
the slightest act of kindness.
Mr. and Mrs. F. K. Hodges.
WILLIAMSTON, N. C., FRH)AY,MARCH 27, LQI 4
Criniaal Cases Decided
Lawrence Woolard, V. S. and
S. L. pleads not guilty. A juror
is withdrawn and mistrial order-'
John Evans. Called and failed..
Judgment nisi scifa and capias.
Mizell Biggs. V. S. and S. L.
Pleads gniilty. Judgment that
defendainrpay a fine of SSO and
bond for appearance at the next
term of court
Claude Mathews. V. S. and-S.
L. Pleads not guilty. Guilty. Judg
ment, fined S6O and give bond of
SIOO for appearance at next term-
Maryland Slade. lletai ling.
Pleads guilty. Prayer for judg
ment. Prayer continued upon pay
ment of cost and bond for SIOO
for appearance at every court for
one year and show that he has
not sold any liquor.
J. H. Risby. V. P. L. Contin
ued under bond.
Joe and H. I. Briley. Forcible
trespass. Capias and continued.
Haywood Knight. C. C. W
Pleads guilty. Prayer for judg.
ment. Continued upon payment
Bill Boyle. Murder. Guilty in
second degree. 30 years in. state
G. W. Coltrain. Retailing.
Pleads guilty. Fined S2OO and
gave bond for SI,OOO for appear
ance at court for one year.
Joseph Williams. Murder. Guil
ty of Two years
in jail with County authorties to
hire to Edgecombe County for
'work on roads.
John Woolard. Retailing. Con
tinued under former order.
W. H. Robertson, retailing. Con
tinued under former bond.
Arah Roberson. V. S. and S. L.
Plea of nolo contendre. Prayer
continued upon payment of cost.
Clem Purrington and Chas.
Purvis, retailing. Guilty. Purring
ton to pay one-half cost, Purvis
to pay fine of S6O and one-half
Raleigh,, Keys. Felony. Pleads
not guilty. Judgment suspended
upon payment of cost.
William Latham. A.D.W. Guil
ty Judgment suspended upon
payment of cost.
Danfus Barnhill. L. and R.
Guilty. Judgment suspended upon
payment of cost.
George Horner and William
Nelson. C. C. W. Guilty. Judg
ment suspended upon each pay
ing one-half cost.
George Horner and William
Nelson. Affray, Guilty. Horner
to pay S2O and one-half cost and
Nelson pay S3O and one-half cost.
Lestel- Roberson. L. and R.
Guilty. Cost paid by Littleton
Johnson who takes the boy in
Guilford Cotton. A. D. W.
Called and failed. Judgment nisi
scifa and capias.
/ William Brown and Lou Pitts.
Slander. Guilty. Fined SSO and
Haywood Knight. A. D. W.
Guilty. Judgment suspended upon
payment of cost.
Albert Woolard and Lester
Hodges. D. R. C. Issue. Allias
A. Riddick, Simon Riddick and j
Geo. Nichols. Continued under |
Riley Price. A. D. W. Guilty. I
Prayer continued upon payment j
John Green. R. P. P. Nol pros
John H. Lee and J. Edwards. :
Waived bill, plead guilty. Judg
ment suspended upon payment
Paul Rogers, L, and R, Waived
bill, plead guilty, Judgment sus
pended upon payment of cost
George Smith and Ance An
drews, Affray, Andrews not
Appeal for Fundi
Sometime ago Principal W. C.
Choice, of the Parmele Indus
trial Institute, Parmele, N. C v
was pledged several thousand
dollars, by friends in the North,
foarect a building, conditioned
upon his raising one thousand
dollars in North Carolina. He
hasancceeded in getting subscrip
tions aggregating that
and appeals to all subscribers to
send in their subscription not
later than April the 15th. A
longer delay on the part of any
subscriber may mean a , serious
handicap to starting the building.
While it would be perfectly
safe to forward checks to him,
he perfers that such be sent dir
ectly to the treasurer. Mr. J. G.
Gqdard, president of the Hank of
Martin County, Williamston, N.
C., who will send receipt to each
Mrs. B. L. Long returned from
Georgia, where she has been
visiting her daughter, Mrs. Wal
ter Deal. '
Miss Martha Council has gone
to Rocky Mount to visit friends
J. M. S. Salsbury spent a few
days here last week on business.
Mrs. Lizzie Ewell was the
guest of Mrs. S. L. Ewell last
Mrs, J. P. Boyle spent several
hours in Williamston Tuesday.
David Martin and son spent the
we#-«Dd with Mrs. J. A. Dnven
Miss Julia Salsbury, of Hassell,
spent Saturday with Mrs. R. W.
Frank Haislip, .John Ayers, C.
D. Perkins, Will and Tom Davis
went to Williamston Monday.
Henry Edmonson returned to
Winterville on Monday.
The Book Club held its regular
meeting with Mrs. D. _C. Jones
Harry Waldo and J. A. Daven
port went to Williamston Monday.
A worthless dug and a bad reputa
tion are bard things to lose.
guilty, Smith guilty, Judgment
one dollar and cost.
W. C. Langley, A, D, W, Wai
ves bill, pleads guilty. Prayer
continued upon payment of cost
in both cases.
Rhoden Andrews, A, D, W,
Waives bill pleads guilty of as
sault upon his wife with deadly
weapon, Fined $lO and cost.
Ed Williams and Thomas
Young, Affray, Guilty, Judgment
that each pay one-half of cost
and a fine of $25. *
Jno. T. McCaslin
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Wednesday is All Fools' day
Some farmers report plenty of
fine plants in their tobacco beds.
God willing I will preach at the
home of A. E. Taylor on Sujjday
at 2 O'clock. —J. L. Cherry.
Rpv. J. Fred Jones will preach
at the Christian Church Sunday
"night. The public is cordially
invited to attend.
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. R.
Kittrell, Greenville, N. C.
Monday afternoon, while Bruce
Whitley with a team and wagon,
was in'the rear of the store of
Anderson, Crawford & Co., the
teann became frightened and ran
out into the street, the wagon
passing over the body of Whitley
and the lines, which were wrap
ped about his hand cutting it
severely. The mules ran against
the electric light pole across the
street, and were stopped. One
of the mules knocked out its
teeth against the pole.
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.
Pied VOL Smithfield
Mr. F. M. Kilpatrick died at
his home in Smithfield, Thursday
morning, March 19th. 1914, after
a short illness from acute indiges
tion. He was seventy-two years
old and a native of Pitt County,
but for several years had lived in
Smithfield, where he was proprie
tor otohe hotel in that town. He
was an ardent Mason, being a
charter member of Rountree
Lodge and a consistent member
of the Christian Church to which
he gave his allegiance early in
life. In his every day walk he
showed forth that love for God
and humanity which marks the
Years ago he married Miss
Emma Wilson, daughter of Mrs.
Sarah Wilson and a sister of Mr.
M. D. Wilson, of Williamston.
To them five children were born
who survive, his wife having
proceded him to the grave by one
On Friday, March 20th. his
body accompanied by relatives
and a number of friends from
Smithfield, arrived here via the
A. C. L., and was taken in
charge by members of Skewarkey
Lodge and borne to the cemetery,
where it was laid to rest beside
his wife. All the honors of a
Master Mason were given the
dead, and the services of the
Church were conducted by Rev.
C. W. Howard, pastor of the
Christi|n' Church atKinston.
Card Of Thanks
J t \ ■
We wish to publicly thank
friends here and at Ahoskiefor
the many acts of kindness done
during the illness and at the death
of our loved one, Mrs. James H.-
Robertson, whose untimely end
has left us sorrow-stricken.
Everything that loving sympathy
could devise was ours to help
scatter the darkness which has
overspread us in this hour. We'
are grateful and the remem
brance of them is sweet. 1
The family ;
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s[.oo a Year in Advance
The Williamston Telephone-
Company has just placed new
directories in the home of every
subscriber. These directories ar®
attractive in gray cloud effect
covers with catchy ad* of manjr
local business houses insider.
There are eighteen pages inside
the cover, and two hundred ami
ninety-five numbers, though this
is not the sum total, for many
subscribers have more than one
phone on their lines. While the
directories were being made at
this office, fourteen new phones
were installed, necessitating an
addendum. The Telephone Cortv
pany has orders for many' more
phones, which will be installed as *
rapidly as possible. The Com
pany is one of the most progres
sive in North C&olina, having;
metallic lines to Tarboro and
Plymouth, two lines to Roberta
viHe, one to Washington and one
joining the Hamilton system.
Manager Manning is endeavoring
to give the best service local and
long distance. There is all night
service and Sunday hours morn
ing, noon and late in the after
noon. The system is one of the
biggest assets which Williamston
has to offer in the way of up-to
date thihgs for the convenience
and pleasure of its people. ,
The management is now en
forcing the rule that subscriber*
must call for numbers. This is
done to quicken the handling
messages by the operators. There
is no more efficient service givea
anywhere than that by the splen
did operators of
Exchange. , ,
Gold Point Items
R. T. Taylor was in town Mon
The bad weather has delayed
farming operations around here.
Some of our tobacco farmers
fear that the young plants are
There will be some increase in
the tobacco acreage if there are
H. H. Roberson. of Robereon—
ville, was in town Monday.
J. W. Taylor was here frorn»
Roberson ville Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. White, of Suf
folk, Va., are living in the W. D.
J. Ij. Weaver has moved out te
his farm about two miles from
The little child of Minyon Tay
lor, that was accidentally burned
some time ago by falling in the
fire, is convalescing.
Route Nunber Five
-1 he Postoffice Department hasp
authorized the Postmaster here
to establish Rural Route No. 5,
on May lst v , The carrier will get
a salary of $660 per annum and V
the route covers about fifteen and 1
one-half miles. Examinations
will be given to applicants be- _
tween now and the fifteenth of'
April. This examination will be
more rigid than any previously' ■
given to rural route men, class
ing them with city carriers, eto~ *
The schedule is: Leave F. Tay
lor's corner at 10:45 and returi*
to Beargrass by 2 p.. m. Carriers;
Thomas and Cowen will meet
Carrier of No. 5 and take from
and deliver mail to same. Thei
section through which the route ,
will pass is somewhat isolated,
and the arrangement for tba de
livery of mail by carriers to car
rier of the new route is not made
often, there being only one new r.
here and that is at Elisabeth City. „
The people benefitted should ap
preciate the privilege.