North Carolina Newspapers is powered by Chronam.
VOL XV. NO. 2;
Mrs. Jaaei H. Robertson Dead
* . .. ■■
At St Vincent's Hospital, Nor
folk, on the morning of March
24th. 1914, at 7:30 o'clock, death
. claimed the soul of Hattie Davis,
beloved wife of James H. Robert
son, of Ahoskie. She was strick
en at her home, and then was
carried to the hospital, where it
was thought that she might re
cover from what seemed to the
physicians, to be a fatal disease.
The evening previous, when visit
ed by her husband, she had been
bright and cheerful, but scarcely
without warning the end came
the next morning.
Mrs. Robertson /'as born in
Nash County in 1882, and lost
both parents some years ago. On
January 12th. she married James
H. Robertson at Whitakers, where
she li ved. For several years they
have lived in Ahoskie, where
they built an attractive home,
which was always open to young
and old, tylr. and Mrs. Robertson
being one of the most popular
couples in the town. She was a
devoted wife and by her industry
and care was indeed a helpmeet,
making the home one of blessed
ness and peace.
Wednesday her body was
brought here and was taken to
the Methodist Church, where
services were conducted by the
pastor, Rev. J. T. Standfoad, the
choir singing, "Lead Kindly 1
Light" and 'Asleep in Jesus." .
The committal service was said
at the grave in Lne Baptist Ceme
tery, and the body laid to rest ]
until the Resurrection Morn. ,
Beautiful floral wreaths, the gifts (
of loved ones and friends, were »
placed on the mound—emblems j
of the sweetness and joy reserv
ed for the soul of her who repos
ed beneath. /
Friends of the husband and
wife in Ahoskie accompanied t
them here and acted as pall bear- ]
ers. These were, R. J. Baker, ,
A. 0. Kiff, G. W. Baker, J.
Stanley Leary, J. Herbert Cope- j
land, W. L. Curtis. Among t
others here to attend the funeral c
were, Dr. J. D. Gardner, of j
Ahoskie; Mrs. J. R. Marks, of v
Whitakers; W. W. Ruflfin, of L
rarboro; John R. Ellison and
Miss Mary Belle Ellison, of Suf
folk : Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Robert
son, of Kelford; Dr. W. E. Rob
irtson, of Suffolk, and Mr. and
Mrs. Henry Hatton, of Windsor.
Much sympathy is felt here for
:he young husband and others
)t»ocratk Maw-Meeting, Raleigh,
April Bth. '
W T m. J. Bryan, Josephos Dan
els, Governor Locke Craig, ex-
Jovernor Glenn, and other Demo
:ratic leaders of State and Nat
onal reputation are to speak at
he great Democratic Mass-Meet
ng In Raleigh, Wednesday, April
Ith, beginning at noon. A State
vide legalized primary, the adop
ion of the proposed Constitu
;ional Amendments, a better sys
em of taxation, improved legis
ation affecting roads, schools,
lealth and country life, a better
:hild labor law, and many other
)ig issues are to be discussed.
Svery Democrat in the State is
nvited, and special railroad rates
ire expected. There will doubt
ess be a great attendance.
Ifce average male brain among civ
ilised races weighs about 49 ounces;
in the female about five ounces less.
It measures about 106 cubic inches.
It consists of 300,009,000 nerve cells,
it which 3,000 are disintegrated and
lestroyed every minute, so that we
lave a new brain every M days. The
nains of public and fsidjas men, as
veil aa criminals, weigh about M
1 Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Staton went
j to Norfolk Tuesday.
, J. H. Robertson returned to
- Ahoskie on Monday.
Clayton Moore has been in
t Richmond this week.
J. Davis Reed was here on
. 1 business last week.
Dr. J. H. Saunders went to
| J. L. Davenport was herefrom
Messrs. Gus and Don Harrison
were here Sunday from Palmyra.
F. W. Hoyt and Master Fred
erick Hoyt spent Sunday in
W. H. Jackson went to Rober
sonville Tuesday and to Plymouth
Mrs. James S. Rhodes has been
in Scotland Neck this week visit
Mrs. J. L. Hines, of Oak City,
spent several days in town last
week. She was accompanied by
Mr. and Mrs. P. F. Apfel ar
rived here Wednesday from Bal
timore and are stopping at the
Mrs. Harry Waldo, little Miss ,
Mary Waldo and Miss Annie ,
Jones, of Hamilton, have been 1
yisiting relatives here this week. ,
L. A. Taylor and wife, Miss 1
Lena White and Mrs. Fate James
motored here from Robersonville 1
on Tuesday. While in town Mr. '
Taylor made a pleasant call at 1
i '. ■ » * —— 1
Training School Notes
Prof. VV. H. Ragsdale, Superin
tendent of Public Instruction in
Pitt County, Professor of School
Administration in the E. C. T. T.
School jMid President of the North
Eastern division of County Sup
erintendents, died at Greenville,
on Friday, March 27th, and was
buried on Sunday March 29th,
with Masonic honors. The Fac
ulty and students of the Training
School attended in a body. State
Supt, J. Y- Joyner and Sec. of
State J. Bryan Grimes were
among those from a distance who
attended the funeral. The enor
mous crowd and the number of
beautiful floral wreaths, bore
witness to the great popularity of
He was born in Granville
County in 1855, but spent most
of his life Greenville, where h«?
established and taught a Male
school fof years. He ha 6 been
County Superintendent except for
two years since 18W1.
It was in the mind of Prof.
Ragsdale that the idea of the
East Carolina Teachers Training
School was conceived. He work
ed untiringly for its establish
ment and lived to see it a force
in the educational work of the
State, and ranking high among
the Normal Schools of the whole
As a member of the Faculty he
was a constant inspiration to that
body and to the students, as he
kept them in touch with the ac
tual condition and practical pro
blems as he met them daily in
the schools of Pitt County,
School, in turn, was an
tion to him as he was quitfe to
catfch new ideas of and
put them to work in thfe schools.
Thus he made the £*tt County
schools among t*rfe best in the
Martin Coafcty is in the North
Eastern Division of County Sup
erintendents of which.Prof. Rags
dale was Resident
WILLIAMSTON, N. C., FRIDAY, APRIL 3, IQI 4
(by Cecil F. Outlaw)
Being asked by your editor to
act as correspondent for Rober
-1 sonville and vicinity, the writer,
in this week'sJssue of THE EN
TERPRISE, makes his debut.
Feeling that there will be grave
responsibilities resting upon your
correspondent undertaking these
duties, and knowing that he has
not. what newspaper men would
call, "a keen nose for news,"
your correspondent therefore
calls upon you readers for co
operation. Tell us of yo*r.- trials
and triumphs—give us all 01 the
The writer is happy in casting
his lot among the progressive
people of this vicinity. He is
impressed with the spirit of co
operation and thrift that per
meates the people here. I f some
of the evils that infest a goodly
number of our towns were eradi
cated, we could easily say that
Robersonville is one of the best
towns in Eastern Carolina. We
unhesitatingly say that it is the
most progressive and thriftiest of
the towns her size in this East
ern Section. Just keep your eye
Monday morning March 23rd.
the doors of the new bank' build
ing of the Bank of Robersonville
swung ajar to the many custom
ers of that banking institution.
The faces of Cashier J. A. Miz
ell and his able Assistant Jos. D.
Woolard were wreathed in smiles
of gratification, as they greeted
their customers in the Bank's
new modernly"' equiped twelve
thousand dollar home.
The building, formerly occu
pied by the Bank of Roberson
ville, has been purchased Jby
Messrs Grimes Roberson & Co.,
and is now undergoing repairs
and improvements that will ag
gregate two thousand dollars.
When this building is complete
it will occupied by C. L. Cannon,
The building now occupied by
Mr. Cannon is being reserved as
a home for Robersonville's week
ly newspaper that she is soon to
have. More later.
The office building of Drs.
Ward & Ward, recently complet
ed, is now occupied, the first
floor consisting of reception
rooms, consultation room, labora
tory and operating room by Drs.
Ward & Ward; the second floor
by Dr. Manning, Dentist, and At
Rev. J. L. Rogers and family
will soon be domiciled in their
new home, judging from'the pro
gress the carpenter force is mak
ing on the Baptist Parsonage.
The residence of Dr. V. A.
Ward is well on it way to com
pletion. A singular thing about
this building is: all of the mater
ial, save the framing, was order
ed from Sears, Roebuck & Co.
Dr. Ward says he did that to save
the trouble and worry of getting
his material piece meal. Wake
up Aiill men and lumber dealers! j
ferick and some of the framing
has been placed upon the lot of j
W. J. Little, just across tiw street
! from J, H. mansion,
jand we are tdld that Mr. Little's
residence will vie with Mr. ftob
ptFil. E. "Ward left Monday for
[*. nospital in Norfolk with the
| five year old d&tighter of Mr. and
Mrs. Fernando Wynn, who re
side several miles from Rober
sonville. Friends of the little
girl from Dr. Ward Tues
day p. m., saying that the opera
tion for abcess of the ear was
s&ccessful and that his patient
ivas resting nicely.
1 J. H. Rauls of the Bethel sec
tion was in town Tuesday in
Weather conditions have been
such that any provision for the
cleaning of drains and ditches
has been impracticable. But
plans for the campaign against
stagnant water and improperly
drained ditches should be made
and put into execution as soon as
.can be done. Summer is ap
proaching and there should be a
municipal house-cleaning. No
town in Eastern Carolina has a
better natural drainage than
Wiiliamston. and the proper and
careful expenditure of the town's
funds can maintain the healthy
condition in the community. The
year of. 1913 was, perhaps, one
of the healthiest in the memory
of the oldest inhabitants, but the
people are not to live in that year
again, but the present must pro
! vide for itself. The Street Com
missioners should go carefully
over the ground, examine every
ditch, have the accumulations
taken therefrom and arrange for
a correct passage of water
through them. It is an easy
matter and upon it depends large
ly the health of the people.
search of W. T, Britton, our gen
ial Tax Collector.
Messrs. Julius Warren, cashier
of the Bank of Coneto, W. J.
Mayo, Barnhill, William Thigpen
and Chief Harrell of Coneto, were
in Robereonville Tuesday for a
W. H. Jackson, representative
of THE ENTEPRISE, Williamston,
was in Robersonville Tuesday
soliciting job work.
Many visitors and delegates
passed through the city Saturday,
Sunday and Monday enroute to
or from Flat Swamp Primitive
Baptist Church and the Chris
tian Church at Cross Roads,
where Union Meetings of these
two religious bodies were held
Saturday and Sunday.
Our esteemed townsman, Wiley
Rogerson, has been suffering for
several days from muscular rhe
umatism. His many friends hope
for him a speedy recovery.
Mrs. Lizzie Smith has a pretty
stubborn attack of grippe. She
is being attended by Dr. V. A.
Ward. It is hope of her many
friends that she will soon be res
tored to her wonted health.
There is quite a number of
case* of measles in town.
The plastering in the new ten
thousand dollar Christian Church
will be completed this week, It
will be about sixty days before
services can be conducted in this
Messrs. B. F. Coburn and J. H.
Melton promise to "turn on the
light" within the next sixty
days. Most of the electric lignt
poles have been set up. Many
of the business houses and - a
goodly number of the re
sidences have already been wired.
The machinery of the plant
is expected to arrive this week.
Mr. Thomas son of
the late Captain Thriftjpson, after
an illness of on# Veek, succumb
ed to that beaded Malady pneu
monia, on March 22nd., at about
thrte-thirty o'clock P. M. Dr.
Nelson was his attending physi
cian and did all that human skill
could do to save the deceased.
The funeral service was conduct
ed at the home of the deceased
Tuesday P. M. at two-t^', r ty
o'clock, the plter&nce Of mafty
friends and relatives, by Cecil t.
pastor of the Christian
Churoh., The remains vt&e laid
to the Ceme
Wiyiie— "Piiw, wh at la/a jury r
'A body Of Imd organized to
And cjit.w*© hm my
,on -"i . I
Full moon on the 10th.
Best in movies at the Gaiety
The Gaiety is still the place to
be amused and interested.
Next Thursday is the anniver
sary of the surrender of Gen. Lee.
Court adjourned Saturday af
ternoon and Judge Bond left for
his home in Edenton.
LOST:- A silk umbrella with
silver handle engraved with the
letters "M. W. "'-Return to Miss
It was evidently too cloudy for
"Moonbeans" but the Gaiety has
plenty of light just the same and
good attractions. Ain't you go
1 will preach at the home of
Joseph Parrisher on Sunday"neft
at 2 o'clock. The public is invit
ed.—J. L. Chrry.
The Gaiety has been handling
out some attractions and then
some for the past several weeks.
There will be no cessation. Ain't
Watch for the Philathea Carni
val on Tuesday night at Masonic
Hall from 7:.'K) to 11 o'clock. A
night for young and old to enjoy.
Don't miss it.
John R. Ellison, who came
here to attend' the funeral of
Mrs. James Robertson, left for
Suffolk on Saturday accompanied
by his wife and children and Dr.
J. B. H. Knight. While here he
was ill for several days and be
coming anxious about his busi
ness, left though advised of the
danger by his physician.
Three wagon loads of gypsies
with dogs, chickens and all other
goods belonging to a roving tribe
stopped on the edge of*%wn Mon
day, and the leader came in to
see Sheriff Crawford about lic
ense. The officer refused abso
lutely to allow them to stop in
Martin County and told them to
hustle out. They were seen en
route up the river to Bertie via
the ferry. They were treated
just right. Too many fakirs are
allowed to stop here and else
A Splendid Attraction
"The Littlest Girl" was in
town last nitfht, and pleased a
large number of people. The
company consists of five and is
the best show for the money that
has been here in many moons.
A seven-year old girl is the chief
attraction. She possesses an
unusually fine voice which shows
natural power and cultivation.
Her numbers brought forth long
applause from the audience. The
others in their several roles are
strong and pleasing* No one
will regret seeing therrl while
here. Tonight and tomorrow
night they will be at the flaiety.
Secure your seats early at Saun
ders and Fowden.
Examination for Route
The Post office Department has
ordered that an e^ am j na tion be
held by the at Will
iamston o w April 25th, for appli-
new Route No. Five,
has been established.. All
jtof'sofis desiring to enter same
tan get full instructions frthi
Postmaster Mobley at WilftaVns
ton. The Civil Service &ws re
quire that all applicants for rural
route carriers must a fuller
examination ttfafc- that of any
previous time. '
Has N© Bank Aocount.
The world owes every man
But It doeavt aend out cfcecka.
* ♦ t C J
a Year in Advance
Oak City Items
Mrs. P. C. Reeves and daugh
ter spent Thursday and Friday
with relatives here.
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Hines spent
Friday in Williamston.
The Oak City band reorganiiei
last Wednesday night with eigh
teen student members. The fol
lowing officers were elected: W.
H. Casper, President, S. W. Gas
per, V. President, S. E. Nines,
Secretary, B. M. Worseley, Tre»-
Messrs. Tommy and Edward
Hyman were in town Saturday,
Bernard G. Hyman has return
ed home to remain
Mrs. B. L. Johnson has return
ed f rom Tarboro.
_ B. L. Johnson returned froaa
-Williamston Sunday after spend
ing a week on the jury.
T. D. Dale and family fro*
Ayden spent Sunday with W. J,
J. A. Hobbs was in town Sun-»
Mrs. J. W. House attended the
Union at Flat Swamp Sunday.
N. M. Worseley spent Sunday
at Flat Swamp.
Dr. E. M. Long left for NoivJ
J. F. Crisp, Whalen Casper and
others motored to Mr. Van Tay
lor's last Sunday.
Mrs. J. P. Boyle spent Thurai
day in Williamston. v
; Mrs. Tom Pritchard, of New
Bern, spent a few days here last
week with her brother, J. BL
Miss Delia Pippin was hostess
Friday afternoon to the Embroid
ery Club. Delicious
ments were served.
Mrs. F. L. Haislip and child
ren, who have been visiting in
Bethel, returned home Friday.
M. F. Nobles is at honae from
Mrs. P. L. Salsbury left Wed
nesday for Scotland Neck.
E. L. Perkins spent Wedne»»
day hejre. •
Misses Maggie B. Jones, Lelia
Pippin, Effie Waldo and Mr. J. P,
Boyle spent Saturday in Scotland
Mrs. Harry Waldo and Miss
Annie .Jones spent several dpyx
in Williamston last week with
Mesdames T. P». Slade, J. "P-
Boyle; Misses Fannie Matthews
and Pattie Sherrod went to Scot
land Neck Thursday.
Mrs. W. E. Davenport spent
Wednesday in Oak City.
Miss Irene Smith sjfifcnt Thurs
day night with Mrs. J. P. Boyle.
J. M. S. Salsbury left for High
Miss Marthfi Council has re
turned from Rocky Mount.
W. L. and W. N. Sherrod, of
Enfield, spent several days
last week. '
Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Boyle, Kfcrs..
C. tt. Baker and Mrs. K. 8.~
•Sherrod went to Scotland Neck
Mrs. W. T. Purvis T«id little -
daughter, of Columbos, Ga., are
the guests of Mrs.Hartha Parvis.
Messrs. Vance Cuthberson, C.
' B. and C. H. Baker, of William
ston, spent Sunday afternocm
John Mtttin, Jr., spent Sunday