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VOL XV. NO. 45
Mr. J. W. Glean Commits Suicide
Sunday morning about 8 o'clock
Mr. Robert Jennings and his son,
Milton, were walking along the
banks of Toisnot Swamp, near
• the Atlantic Cpast Line railroad
when the young man exclaimed:
"Look yonder, papa, 1 belfeve it
is a dead child." Mr. Jennings
was horrified at what he saw
° and rushed off to a phone and no
tified' Sheriff Rowe of the find,
and gave it as his opinion that
the body was that of a child •
about six years old. Quickly the
news spread and soon a large
crowd gathered at the scene, and
when this reporter, in company
with Dr. C- L. Swindell, who
had been appointed to act as cor
oner. had elbowed through the
crowd to the body—not that of a
child, but of Mr. J. W. Glenn,
was laying on the bank. There
was no evidence of foul play, and
after quickly investigating the
matter Dr. Swindell came to the
y conclusion that an' inquest was
unnecessary and ordered the
body removed to Quinn & Mc-
Gowen's undertaking establish
On visiting the boarding house
of deceased it was ascertained
"that the young man had not been
' seen there since Saturday morn
sfng at breakfast time; thatit was
his custom to take his lunch with
\ him, but that Saturday night was
first time he had failed to oc
cttoy his room during his long
stay at the house, except a few
nifhts when his employer hap
i peied to be out of town, he
Would look after his home;
X The last time he was seen alive
was Saturday night about 12
o'oclock, and he was then, it is
thought, heading for Toisnot
Deceased came to Wilson from
Williamston about ten years ago
and found employment in thp
printery of J-E. Barrett, and it
wasn't long before he was made
forem'an of that establishment
and was so employed up to the
time of his death. He was a
young man of most excellent
habits and numbered his friends
by the score. For a long while
y. he had. been quite despondent
- and of late'made more so on the
advice of his physician that he
would have tojseek another cli
mate if he expected to survive
long, and many are of the opin
ion that the thought of giving up
his friends and casting his lot
among strangers haq as much to
do with his untimely taking off
f as did the thought of the malady
he was afflicted with* '
~ Deceased left a letter explain
ing the reason of his rash act,
stating among other things that
he didn't wish to be a menace or
burden on any one. It is rumor
ed that before taking the fatal
step he settled up with his cred
/* itors to the last cent.
JF He was a consistent member
of St. Timothy's Episcopal church
of this city, ond a member of the
His remains we»e taken to Wil
liamston this afternoon for inter
nment accompanied by a fellow
, workman.JMr. 0. B- Bowling.
He served his apprenticeship
* in the Williamston Enterprise,
after whichjhe located in Wilson.
—Wilson Cor- News & Observer.
J. A- Getsinger was here from
J. Dillon Simpson, who hafc
/at Kingstree, S. C., came home
i Saturday and left Monday for
Wilson, where he has accept
ed a position.
State L'^ ar y
Full moon this morning at 8:01.
Labor Day next Monday.
Some more weeds.
Eclipse of the moon tonight.
Invisible in the Eastern part of
Weeds and then some.
v Try James & Gurganus at the
Farmers Warehouse with your
tobacco. They are the farmer's
The town is liable to have a
damage suit unless the plank
walk is put in good condition.
The Farmers Warehouse is now
open for business bring us your
tobacco, James & Gurganus Prop.
Pedestrians are warned not to
trample down the weeds-they
are in full bloom and a sickly yel
FOR SALE: - Seven good mules
These mules are well broken and
good workers. All young. For
further information, apply to the
Board of Road Trustees, William
ston Township. B. F. Godwin,
\The banks here will close on
Monday. Customers will please
The dog of Mr. Sparks severely
bit Moses Alexander's yoOngson,
and a physician had to treat the
wound. All dogs are not nuisan
ces, but ninety-nine percent are.
Sell your tobacco right in Will
iamston and get a square deal.
Families desire to locate here
and there are no houses or de
sirable for sale. A real es
tate company might invest along
this line. No better place to live.
Scuppernong grapes are begin
ning to lure people away from
their Sunday rest and into the
country, where they grow to
Don't miss Mutt and Jeff to
night at the Opera House.
There will he no servicesat the
Episcopal Church tonight, but
the regular morning and even
services will be held Sunday.
FOR RENT:-Land that will
make 10 of corn, \ ?
bales of cotton, 100 bushels of
peanuts, for either cash or halves
for one third and one fourth, to
suit the renter. Apply early
J. W. Watts.
The services at the Methodist
Church are being held every
night, and the sermons of Rev.
J. M. Daniel are creating a
wholesome impression. He is
one of the strong preachers of
the Conference.. The public is
invited to hear him.
W. A. James one of the pro
prietors of the Farmers Ware
house was seriously ill for a short
time Wednesday. He had follow
ed the tobacco sales and becom
ing very heated, drank quantities
of ice water. Soon he was in se
vere pain and a physician was
called to attend him.
FOR SALE:-Surry, runabout
and Brewster Wagon.J. G.
Staton, City. •
FOR SA Jj E:—Three-horse
farm; good land, good water,
two tenant houses, two tobacco
barns, packhouse and other build
ings. Terms easy, write or see
me at once. —J. S. Meeks, City 2.
The Gaiety Theatre will open
on Sept. the llfoand will pre
sent the best fn v movies every
night for ten cents for all. Don't
forget the date.
* WILLIAMSTON. N. C.. FRIDAY. SITT., 4, IQT 4
Of Market In 1902, 121,000 Pounds Of The Golden Weed
Sold Here Wednesday. Average Ten and One-Quarter
Cents. Two Thousand People In Town
FARMERS PLEASED WITH PRICES
The opening of the tobacco
market here on Wednesday was
featured by the largest crowd
and the greatest number of
pounds of the yellow weed of
Martin and other counties. It is
estimated that 121,000 pounds
was on the three warehouse
floors, the Dixie leading by a few
thousands The in the
sales was intensified by the con
dition of trade occasioned by the
European War. and the lateness
of the opening had made it pos
sible for the farmers to grade an
unusually large number of
pounds. Then, too, the ware
housemen had furnished floor
space and graders to the farmers
for weeks so they could be ready
for the sales. At least two thou
sand people, men, women and.
children, spent the day in town
watching the sales and sight-see
ing. Not since the opening of
the market in 1902 has there
been such a number of people to
attend a sale, and the pounds ex
ceeded those of any previous day.
Representatives of all the large
companies were on the floors and
! bought big lots of every grade.
J. J. Jones, of the American,
bought heavily and was made
sensible of the fact, that the Wil
liamston market has unusual
strength The inferiority of the
weed was most marked, a fact
true of the entire crop, it is said.
The sales though handled by
three auctioneers, lasted until
six o'clock, the Dixie closing at
that hour. This was due in part
to the heat which was fearful
and was augmented by"the large
crowd which followed the selling
oi each pile. The farmers real
izing that prices would be\ off a
few cents from those of last year,
were pleased with the averages
they received. The estimated
average for the market was ten
and one-quarter " cents. One
feature of the day was the fact
that the banks here remained
open all day so that the farmers
could cash or deposit checks as
Another pleasing feature of
the sale was that twenty-two
loads of the weed came over the
ferry from Bertie and crossed
Conoho Creek, whieh has been
spanned by an iron bridge es
pecially for the convenience of
the Bertie farmers.
One of the leading warehouse
men of the Robersonville market
gives us his estimate of the sales
there at 110,000 pounds, and the
average between nine and ten
cents. This makes nearly a quar
ter of a million pounds for the
Martin County markets in one
day, far exceeding any previous
opening. The prices on the two
markets are said to have been
better than on any of the Eastern
Mr. and Mrs. Warren H. Biggs
went to Richmond Thursday.
Mrs. W. P. McCraw left for
her home in Tarboro on Thurs
Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Jones, of
Durham, are at the Atlantic Ho
Mrs. Gregory, of Rocky
Mount, is at the Atlantic Hotel.
Tuesday morning about five
o'clock, Mr. Peter R. Rives, who
lives near Hamilton, went to his
home from the tobacco barn
where he had been watching
during the night, and found that
his wife was dead in her bed.
Heart failure was pronounced
the cause by the physician who
was called to examine her. There
had been no premonition, but in
the silent watches of the' night,
God called her home.
Mrs. Rives was prominently
connected and wcsll-known
throughout this and other coun
ties. She was a Miss Worsley
before her marriage and the lis
ter of N. M. Worsley of Oak
City. The husband and eight
children are left in the saddened
home; the two daughters were
visiting in the Western part of
of the State and reached home
before the funeral.
Wednesday afternoon, Elder
Sylvester Hassell conducted the
funeral services in the presence
of a large number of friends and
neighbors, who sympathize deep
with the family in their sore af
Money To Cut
The "cutting up" in the office
for two days this week was a
most interesting affair, and pro
duced a feeling of sadness until
another thought came which fill
ed all with joy and comfort. The
thing is this: Both banks here
received their portion of the
funds to.the State by Secre
tary McAdoo, and the bills were
in sheets', whieh had to be cut.
The process was done on - the of
fice paper cutter, Foreman Jack
son operating. The sad part
was that every bill was carried
out, and the gladness was pro
duced by the knowledge' that be
hind the clouds, the money is
still making. Some one faceti
ously called it "Democratic
money", and in one sense it is
true as its distribution was ar
ranged by a Democratic adminis
tration. No doubt, the Republi
cans would have distributed a
panic for the benefit of a few po
litical friends. Would-be-panic
makers feel the tightening of
the rope around their necks, when
they think of Wilson's assertion
that he would hang any man who
through dominance in the finan
cial world, produced a panic in
the United States The Currency
Bill passed earlier in the year
pronounced the death sentence
Cigarette on Mandy's Conscience.
"I got something on my conscience,"
Mandy announced to her employer the
other day. "You know them ciga
rettes I see you and dem other ladies
smoking. While you was out 1 tuk
one. And, Lordy, it made me so «tk
I couldn t say my prayers."
Qirick Thinker of Most Value.
A man who has the presenc* of
mind which can bring to him ointhe
Instant all he knows is worth, for ac
tion, a dozen men who know as much
but can only bring it to light Blowly.
Mrs. J. H. Page and children
are at home from a visit to Pitt
David Martin, of Hobgood,
Charlie Perkins and John Martin
of Hamilton,-, motored here Sun
Elder Sylvester Hassell, Eli
Taylor and Grey Griffin attended
the Primitive Baptist Union at
Conetoe Saturday and Sunday.
W. B. Watts spent Sunday here
with his parents.
F. K. Hodges left Monday for
Baltimore to purchase fall goods.
Miss Ruth Crowell left Mon
day for Washington City, where
she will ent£r the Georgetown
University Hospital to train for a
Mrs. Mark Dawes and chil
dren, who have been visiting re
latives here, left for Richmond
B. T. Cowper and Masters
Thurman and Roscoe Cowper left
Monday for a trip through sev
eral of the Eastern counties.
George W. Young, of Clinton,
S. C., has been visiting relatives
here this wsek.
Mrs. Augustua Johnson, who
has been in town several days,
left Monday for her home near
B. Duke Critcher left Monday
for Wake Forest College.
Grover C. Godwin left Tuesday
for Richmond to resume his
studies in medicine.
Miss Anna Beth Purvis has re
turned to her home near Spring
Miss Hannah Vic Fowden is
spending the week with friends
in the country.
Misses Eva Gainor and Carrie
Dell Blount left Tuesday for
Mrs. F. U. Barnes and son are
at home from a visit to Maryland.
Mrs C. W. Kellinger has re
turned from a visit to Norfolk.
Rev. Morrison Bethea has re
turned from Raleigh where he
has been for the past month.
Mrs. John Patrick and children
are at home after a visit to Tyiv
Robert G. Harrison, who was
recently elected Cashier of the
F. & M. Bank,_ arrived in town
from Fayetteville Monday and
entered upon his duties.
Mesdames Horton and Harney,
of Plymouth, were the guests of
Mrs. Wheeler Martin Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Bunting
and children, of Port Norfolk,
who have been the guests of rel
atives here, left Tuesday for
Mrs. A. Hassell, Miss Mae
Bennett and Joseph Bennett mo
tored to Plymouth Monday and
returned accompauied by Miss
Messrs. Staton, Lucas and
Warren went to Greenville Tues
day to attend the opening sales
of the tobacco market.
Elbert S. Peel left Monday for
Greenville, where he will teach
in the Graded School this year.
Mrs. P. H. Brown is at home
Mrs. John Moore and children,
of Norfolk, are the guests of rel
Miss Irma Woodhouse left
Wednesday for a visit to San ford
and other places.
T. J. Smith and Master Rey
nolds are here from Reidsville
for the tobacco season. Mr.
Sr.oo a Year in Advance
Among the attractians here on
Wednesday was a game of ball
between the embryonic Planks,
Johnsons and Bakers James
ville. and the young Matthew
sons. Cobbs and Benders of the
local team, The race track park
was the scene of the battle,
which despite the extreme heat
was fought with the rapid move
ments of the Germans* In the
beginning of the Game, the visi
tors piled up 4 runs easily, as
the locals are always clever to
strangers within their courts.
Melson, who was twirling for the
locals, retired in the second and
Thrower slung the sphere tilfthe
end of the game, holding the vis
itors ddwn to 2 runs. In the
meantime the sluggers of the lo
cals were sending the ball far
away, and 16 runs were marked
at the end of the game.
Batteries, Williamston; Throw
er, Melson a fid Critcher; James
ville. Hampton and Stalljngs.
Miss Mary Gladys Watts was
hostess to a number of her boy
and girl friends on Monday af
ternoon, at the home of her pa
rents in East Williamston. The
occasion was the celebration of
her eleventh birthday, and pleas
ing amusements were provided
for the happy guests, who ex
pressed their friendship for the
young hostess by the presenta
tion of pretty gifts such as de
light the heart of a little miss
of tender years. Delicious ices
and cake were servedmnd as the,
sun was seeking the Western
hills, the guests departed with
souls full of joy gained during
the hours together. Among the
guests who came in town for the
afternoon, were little Miss Sue
Ellis, of Conetoe. and Miss Mar
Mr. Clayton Moord accom
panied by Maurice Moore, J. W.
Biggs and Whedw Martin, -Jr.,
went to Washington Monday,
where on Tuesday morning at
[7:10 he wedded Miss Jennie
Swanner, the ceremony being
| performed by v ßev. Mr Sykes,
pastor of the First Methodist
Church, at the home of 'the
i bride's sister. Mrs. William Par
ham. After the ceremony Mr.and
Mrs. Aloore drove to the A.C L.
Station, where they boarded the
cars for a trip to Washington
| City. On their return they will
I be at home in Williamston,
The* marriage though arranged
to be a quiet one, was known by
intimate friends and relatives
here, where Miss Swanner has
ma de her home since early spring.
She is the daughter of Mr. Wil
liam Swanner of Beaufort Coun
ty, and a graduate of the Fowle
Memorial Hospital at Washing
ton, and has done m«ch work
here and in the county, having
made many friends since her re
sidence in the town.
Mr. Moore is one of the lead
ing young attorneys of the town
and has many warm friends here
and elsewhere both in the busi
ness and social world. He is the
second son of the late James E.
Moore and has a promising fu
ture in his chosen profession.
Smith is buyer for the Imperjal
and has a host of friends here
and in the county, who always
welcome him back.
Miss Annie Fagan left Tuesr
day for Edentdn, where she will
be married on October 7th.