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VOL XV. NO. 361 WILLIAMSTON, N. C.. FRIDAY, JULY 3, 1914 SI.OO a Year in Advance
Are YwiGoiag to Take a Vacation?
• Vacation is the talk of the sea
son. Every nine or ten people
are planning to take a vacation
trip, sometime, somewhere dur
ing the summer. Where to go is
the question. Be this understood:
The most picturesque and other
wise attractive resorts are not
aiways the safest. Your first
consideration should be: Where
can I find rest and recreation
without jeopardizing my health?
On making your choice look well
to these facts: Ist That the
supply of drinking water comes
not from shallow wells or from
other sources likely to be polluted.
2nd, that flies and mosquitoes
are well screened against. 3rd,
That there are sanitary arrange
ments for the disposal of sewer
age. Know these things and
your chances for having typhoid,
malaria and many other diseases
will be greatly diminished.^
The vacationist by all means
should be vaccinated against ty
phoid. This preventive measure
is so simple and yet so effective
that no man or woman should
consfder himself ready till he has
taken this treatment You can
get the typhoid vaccine either by
writing to the State Laboratory
of Hygiene, Raleigh, N. C., or
applying to your own physician.
In either case -allow yourself
plenty of time Four weeks at
least are necessary in which to
get the vaccine and take the
f treatment If further informa
tion regarding this treatment is
desired, write the State Board of
Health, Raleigh, N. C.
On last Thursday evening,
Miss Eva Peel entertained a
large number of friends in hon
or of her seventeenth birthday
at her home on Haughton St
There were contests arranged
for the pleasure of the guests,
and a prize offered for the suc
cessful contestant. Ice cream
and cake were served at a late
hour and enjoyed as the night
was exceedingly warm. Miss
Peel was the recipient of many
• pretty gifts.
Miss Lou Brown Mayo left
Monday for Tarboro to attend
the Jones-Mayo marriage.
Miss Fannie spent the week
end in Tarboro.
* Qui la Hyman left for his home
in Tarboro Saturday"
I Mesdames B. L. Long and j.
• B. Cloman left Friday for Gains
ville, Ga., to visit Mrs. Walter
Mrs. C. H. Baker and daughter
are at home after a visit to High
Dr. and Mrs. Edgar Long
were here Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Salsbury
spent last week in Norfolk. •
Mrs B. B. Sherrod and daugh
ter and Mrs. R. W. Salsbury
spent Tuesday in Greenville.
• Miss Mary LQuise Car&tarphen
is the guest of Mrs. Harry
• J. P. Boyle went to Norfolk
C. D. Carstarphen and chil
dren spent Sunday here.
D. E. Taylor and Asa Johnson
went to Scotland Neck Sunday.
Mrs. F. L. Haislip and children
spent Sunday in Hobgood.
Mrs. B. F. Myers went to Kel
The Glorious Fourth tomorrow.
Full moon on the 7th, atß a.m.
Clean up and slow up or the
cop will get you.
Boys and Girls—don't forget
your day at, Majestic Exhibit
Get a free souvenir and special
prize. Read ad. in this paper.
FOR SALE.—Feather beds in
excellent condition cheap for
each. Apply to Dr. J. S. Rhodes,
People who know are going to
buy a Majestic Range during
Demonstration week. You would
too if you knew. Read big ad.
in this paper.
Household Economy—the main
spring to reduce the high cost of
living. Start at the vital point,
Your Range. See ad in this issue.
Pictures Framed at Courtney's.
Mack S- Taylor left; Monday
morning for Parmele Where he
has contracted to erect the Grad
ed School building there.
Nice line of picture moulding
LOST—A fox terrier, white with
black spot in face. Finder re
turn to L. B. Wynn and receive
Imported melons at 75 cents
have been in town this week and
are still here.
Church Street has been graded
by the road force and presents a
more attractive appearance than
A special feature tomorrow
night at the Gaiety Theatre—
"Triumph of an Emperor." It
will be interesting, see it.
The Baraca Class of the Baptist
Church meets every Sunday
morning at 9:45. Men from 16
to 85 are especially invited.
During an electric storm of
last Thursday, the gin house of
J. G. Staton was struck by light
ning and set on fire. It was dis
covered in time to extinguish.
There were no services at the
the Christian Church on Sunday,
as the pastor, Rev. G. H. Fern,
has resigned and left North Car
olina to make his home in Ken
tucky, his native State.
Jack Everett, a colored man
living in town, struck his wife
with a beer bottle on Sunday and
severely injured her. He was ar
rested by Sheriff Crawford and
bound over to court under bond.
Several have been held up for
speeding and forced to pay fines.
There are others who will get in
the toils of the law if they con
tinue to disregard the advice of
citizens just because the police
man is not near.
The first cotton bloom brought
to the office, was found among
many others in the field of Wm.
Slade, and was presented by
Master James Edwin Harrell on
the 27th. Reports show that many
farmers have found blooms in
Pleasing Large Crowds
Harradan's show under a large
tent with ample reserved seat
space, is exhibiting here this
week in the vicinity of the depot
Large crowds have gone every
night and been entertained. It is
clean and one gets more for ten
cents than at many shows for 25
cents. There is a moving picture
feature each night for 5 cents
Martin AD Right
All the "blue imps" which dis
turbed the dreams of the farmers
of Martin County during the re-,
cent dry spell, have taken their
departure and instead visions of
bursting barns, ' swelled bank
accounts and other pleasing con
ditions have appeared in the
minds and hearts of these same
tillers of the soil. A ride over
the county will make it plain from
whence \ cometh such happy
dreams. King Cotton is lifting
his lordly head, the dark green
coloring making a beautiful pic
ture on every farm in the county.
Never has it been so prolific at
this season of the year. Corn,
that mighty staple provided for
man and beast, is laughing with
glee in the fields, and fertiliza
tion for the production of the
golden ears has already begun,
and in the stillness of the night
one with ears attuned to the
sounds of nature can hear the
movement of the rapid growth
going on in stalk and blade. To
bacco, for which the county has
become famous within ten years,'
though the stand is not as per
fect as usual, is spreading its
broad, gummy leaves over the
fields giving promise of big sales
and high prices when the season
opens. TTien one sees the big
gest asset which the county has,
peanuts, which grow in no other
section quite so perfect and
abundant and they are makings
cloth of green over the broad
acres and beneath the soil the
succulant nuts are forming, which
will make the farmer more inde
pendent this fall.
Fruits on the trees and berries
on the bushes, furnish the thrifty
housewives with abundance for
canning, preserving and pies for
the noonday meals. Soon native
grown melons will stock the
markets and with plenty of fresh
vegetables will complete the list
of good things given for man's
If in the next few months, Na
ture shall continue her work along
lines made to produce effects
which combined with man's
energy, bring treasures frpm the
soil, then this county will still
keep its place among the list of
those where it is sweet to dwell.
For these and other blessings of
peace and freedom from pesti
lence, the people of Martin should
and are deeply grateful in this
blessed year of 1914.
nANY ARE GLAD
OVER LIVER TONE
Former Sufferers From Constipa
tion Now Improved Without
Taking Unpleasant Calomel
Many, many thousands of peo
ple who formerly suffered from
constipation are delighted with
the relief brought them by tak
ing Dod3on's Liver Tone instead
of disagreeable and often danger
Calomel is a poison, a form of
mercury, dangerous to many peo
ple and causing unplesant after
effects for nearly everyone who
tries it. •
Dodson's Liver Tone is recom
mended as a perfectly safe and
reliable rgmedy to take the place
of calomel. This is exactly what
it is made for and has been made
for ever since the first bottle was
put UP and sold. It is widely
imitated. So be careful to get
Dodson's Liver Tone is sold and
guaranteed by Saunders & Fow
den who will refund purchase
price (50c.) instantly with a smile
if you are in any way dissatisfied.
"Dodson's Liver Tone is a pala
table vegetable-liquid. Its action
is easy and natural, with no gripe
The Majestic Range
The first essential to good
housekeeping is a good range in
a comfortable kitchen. People
recognizing this fact buy the Ma
jestie Range, which is on sale at
the store of Hoyt Hardware Co.
Ask the following users of the
ringe and get the facts:
Mesdames W. A. Ellison. A.R.
Dunning, Alonzo Hassell, W. C.
Manning, J. G. Godard, B. F.
rGodwin. J. H. Saunders, J. A.
fverett, M. W. Ballard, Xmos
erry, J. D. Lilley, Geo. E. Rob
4rson and W. E. Daniel.
jMake the Roads Good
t lt takes people long years
sometimes to change their ideas
about things, especially if it 1
,i#eans a putting off of the old
and putting on the new. Often
tlftves forward movements en
gender strife, which for a time
jifsets the quiet of a neighbor
hood Opponents of any new
»ing so often make the matter
personal, as if the 'entire senti
ment was a hit at them and their
iwerties. And this results, in
[•any cases in clogging thew heels
bt progress and life drags where
Otherwise it might have been
fpll of rich, red blood.
\ Take the question of good
rt»ds and analyze the feelings of
sfine citizens, and you will find
that their opposition has none of
the public spirit which makes for
the betterment of the country.
Utey imagine that a bond issue,
however small, is but a chain
which other people are trying to
place about their necks BO as to
pit them down. They fail to
note that the citizens who are
working for better highways
must come under the same re
quirements, and in many cases,
bear heavier taxes, for it is usu
ally true that the well-to-do men
are the ones agitating the ques
Martin County has only three
townships which have issued
bonds. Not a single one of these
would vote contrary if the ques
tion should come up again. In
fact the vote would be larger in
all of them. This is certainly
true of Williamston Township,
where the roads have been so
much improved that people from
all sections who visit here, speak
of the beauty and convenience of
them. If the other townships
would connect their main roads
w-ith the county seat's roads,
there would be much cause for
Hamilton Township will vote
for the third time on the ques
tion on July 14th, and it is ear
nestly hoped that the people will
see the great value of improved
highways, and give a good ma
jority for them.
A Splendid Concert
The best number on the list of
entertainments which have come
to the Opera House this year, was
the Cofemos (}uiritette last week.
Owing to the extreme heat, the
audience was not as large as was
expected, and thoso who failed to
attend missed something attrac
tive. Every number on the pro
gramme wa3 rendered with the
skill of artists, and two local
singers, Miss Irma Woodhouse
and H. A. Biggs, added much to
the enjoyment. It is seldom that
a more pteafctag programme is
heard in Williamston.
no pain and the after-effects are
agreeable. Dodson's Liver Tone
does not interfere with your re
gular duties, habits and diet, and
builds and strengthens instead of
weakening you or knocking you
all out" for days, as calomel and
strong purgatives so often do.
Dodson's may do for you what it
has for all these other happy
thousands of people.
Mrs. Eli Gurganus is at home
J. H. Martin is here from
Mr. and Mrs. P. F. Apfelwent
to Virginia Beach on Saturday.
W. H. Stallings is visiting re
latives in Dunn.
F- W. Hoyt and son spent Sun
day in Washington.
Rev. and Mrs.J D. Howell and
family have returned from a visit
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Thrower
arrived Friday from Vaughn to
visit relafives here.
H. H. Pope and family spent
Misses Josephine Robertson
and Mary King Ellison went to
Miss Fannie Biggs Martin has
returned from a trip to New
York and other points of interest.
Messrs. W. B. Rodman, Jr.,
and Macon Jordan were here
from Washington Tuesday on
Mr. and Mrs. Gus Harrison
motored here from Palmyra Sun
day and spent the day with rela
Mrs. J. G. Staton left Wednes
day to visit friends and relatives
Dr. J. A. White was in town
Sunday from Hobgood.
Miss Fannie Murt Manning is
at home from a visit to Washing
Miss Martha Ward is visiting
Mrs. Elizabeth Hurt, of Scot
land Neck, is the guest of Mrs.
H. D. Cook.
Capt. T. W. Tilghman spent
Wednesday in town on business.
J. P. Simpson with a party of
friends motored to Whitakers
Thursday to attend the races.
Fran* Kellinger, who has been
in Chattanooga, Tenn, for the
past year, is visiting relatives
W. B. Watts with a party of
friends motored here from Ply
The banks here will be closed
tomorrow as it is the Glorious
Oak City Items
Frank Hitch, of Hobgood, was
in town Monday.
Wilber Worseley and Mr. No
bles, of Hamilton, were in town
Miss Lula Jones, of. Rocky
I Mount, is the guest of Mr. and
iMrs. Hardy Council.
Prof. J. D. Everett, of Wel
| don, was the guest of his brother
Willie Tew, of Port Norfolk,
I spent the week with J. W. Hines.
Mrs. Lula Hurst, of Tarboro,
was the guest of relatives here
this week. c „
Jim Rawls and Miss Lottie In
scoe were here on Sunday from
Prof F. G. Whitaker, of Horse
Shoe, has been, the guest of Miss
Lizzie Harrell since lost Thurs
Misses Anna Mae and Lizzie
Harrell and Lila Philpot left Mon
for Virginia Beach.
Miss Daisy Council and Mr.
Jack Hyman were married Sun
day, June 21st., in the Methodist
parsonage at Scotland Neck,
Rev. Singleton officiating. They
are at home at the home of the
A Parable on Yotmf Men
"Verily in this day and gener
ation the father raiaeth up his
son on the streets and sidewalks.
He layeth around the soda fount
ain and imbueth slop and hook
worms. He groweth in knowledge 4
of nothing except [cigarettes
and cuss words.
"When he attaineth the age of
19 he acquires a suit of clothes
turned up at the bottom two fur»
longs above his feet. He dis
playeth a pair of noisy sox, with
purple background and violet to
the front. He weareth low cut
shoes and a green tie. He look
eth like a banana merchant on
the streets of Cairo. The end of
his head resembles the inside of
"He falleth in love with a
spindle ankle girl with pink rib*
bon on her head, and he
craveth for an automobile that
he may ride forth in springtime.
He thinketh work is sinful. He
scattereth his mother's pin mon
ey like a cyclone scattereth a rail
fence. He sitteth up at night to
write poetry, and giveth no
thought to the multiplication ta
ble. His mind turneth to the
vanities of life, and not the higk
cost of bread.
"Verily, verily! he needeth a
board applied vigorously to the
southwest corner of his anatomy ,
"He thinketh his father a plod
der and his mother a back num
"He pictureth to himself great
riches suddenly acquired. He
dreameth of automobiles and
"Yes, he thinkefti himself the
real stuff. He butteth in
he is not wanted; he criticisetb
his elders, he purchaseth cheap
perfumejand smelleth louder than,
a billy goat
"When he groweth up he get
teth a job as clerk in a store at *
SI.OO a day and swipeth extra
from his boss until he is caught."
——m mm * -
At The Training School
Miss Bernice Fagan is at home
from the Training School at
Greenville. Miss Fagan has
been very popular with her
school mates during the three
years that she has rfpont in ,
school, having twice been elected
president of her classes, and
elected to represent the Y. W.
C. A- in Asheville, but had to
decline the honor as she was not
a member of any Church. She
has also been elected president
of,the Sidney Lanier Society for
next year, when she graduates.
Miss Fagan is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Fagan, t of
Dardens. and adds another to
the list of Martin County's
women who are making good at
Mr. A. fb Dunning For Represen
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EDl tor, ENTERPRISE :
.Since no one announced
himself as a candidate for the
Legislature from Martin County,
I conclude that we have drifted -
back to the true Democratic prin
ciple of letting the office seek the
man instead of the man the office,
which should be a source of much
gratification to the public.
v I beg to suggest the name of v
Mr. A. R. Dunning, who repre
sented us iji the last Legislature,
and, no doubt gained much in
formation and experience, which
will be of great value to the citi
zens of the county, should they
again cheese him as Representa