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VOL XVI. NO. 2
Builders of Road
We are publishing below the
names of citizens who assisted in
building the road from Rawls
Mill toward Smithwick Creek.
This service was voluntary and
shows the spirit of community
service in the builders. The
names were furnished by Mr.
Kader Lilley. who gave largely
of his time in the work. The
number of days is given for each
and the rate of labor per day
Bear Grass Township
• G. S. Lilley, 1-2, Berkley Lilley,
1-2, Cornelius Lilley, 1, Albert
White. 1-2, Columbus Lilley, 1.
Plum Williams, 1.
D. B. Stallings, 1-2, Henry
Williams. 1-2, Noah Peel, 1, L.
H. Peel, 1, W. R. Griffin. 1 1-2,
Durad Roberson, 1-2, Geo. Rob
erson. 1-2, J. C. Gurkin, 1-2,
Zack Keese, 1-2, J. L. Gibson,3-4
Albert Gurkin, 1. Jim Revels, 2,
John G Corey, 1. Sylvester Peel,
5, machinery, 5, Duffy Hines, 1,
J. J. Manning, 4 1-2, Hoyt Man
ning, 2. G. W. Griffin, 9, A. G.
Griffin, 9, A. D. Griffin, 4, Henry
Griffin, 5, Emmett Hines, 1, J.
Griffin 1, Ira Griffin 2, Jos.
E. Griffin 4, J. C. Griffin Jr, 1,
Slade Stallings 1, John E. Lilley
4, S. J. Lilley 6, Gilbert Peel 1,
W. W. Lilley 3 1-2, Seth Griffin
1-2, Jerry S. Lilley 1, Miles R.
Lilley 2, Herbert Lilley 2* Alfred
Lilley 1, Don Griffin 1-2 T. W.
Revels 11-2, R. E. Lilley 1-2,
Wilson Griffin 2, Albert Griffin 2,
N. R. Griffin 1-2 T. C Griffin 1-2,
W. O. Griffin 1-2, W. R. Griffin
1-2, Ephraim Peel 1, Joshua Corey
I, S. B. Lilley 11, J. D. Lilley 12,
Lilley 10, Romulus Lilley
3, Jesse Griffin,!.
Mr. Frank W. Kellinger
The news of the death of Frank
W. Kellinger reached here last
Saturday, and Mr. and Mrs. Asa
T. Crawford went to Rocky
Mount on the evening train to ac
company the body to Norfolk.
• Mrs. Kellinger and Miss Delia
Lanier reached Aiken, S. C., a
few hours before death came, and
though the end was near, he re
cognized his mother and then
lapsed into unconsciousness. At
seven o'clock on that day, Friday,
October 23rd, the suffering spirit
fled to that bourne from whence
no traveler ever returns.
He was reared in Norfolk, and
graduated at Wake Forest and
studied law at Lexington, Va.
While at college his health began
to fail and though he sought
every means of restoration, could
never fully combat the disease
which finally brought death. For
weeks he had been in Ashville
for treatment, but decided to
ireach Aiken, where he had re
ceived great benefit before. The
trip proved too severe for one in
, his weakness, and remedies could
not help. He had hoped to re
gain enough strength to succeed
in the business in wlijch he was
employed, and make a home for
his mother, who has lived here
for several years with relatives.
' Much sympathy is felt for her
for in losing him she has lost the
most precious thing in life—her
Upon the arrival of the funeral
party at Norfolk, a committee
from the £Elks Lodge met the
body and bore it to the Elks
, Home, where services were con
ducted by Rev. Dr. Melton,
the Baptist Church, and the in
terment was in the family plot in
the city. All instructions for the
funeral hadjbeen given by him to
the Elksjprevious to his death.
Full moon on Monday at 5:49
in the evening.
Dr. J. C. Caldwell preached to
attentive congregations at both
services at the Christian Church
It pays to sell tobacco on the
best market and to sup
plies in the best town in North
Carolina. Then why not come
FOR SALE—One store 28 by
100 ft warehouse and stables on
same lot, best business part of
Williamston, N. C., also 3 yokes
oxen for sale. For further infor
formation see or write
L. E. Corey
Jamesville, N. C.
The Dixie Warehouse 3old 1G6,-
672 pounds of the golden weed
for the week ending Oct 23rd.
Prices were good, but much of
the offerings were "soft tobacco"
owing to the week of extremely
FOR SALE - Two yokes of
oxen, one yoke good size others
of medium size all well broke.
J. J. Roberson
Jamesville, N. C.
Several members of the Roa
noke Hunting Club have been on
their house boat at Calm Point
for a week of sport. On Sunday
a few friends went down to par
take of a game dinner prepared
by an excellent chef.
"Lucille Love" is attracting
many to the Gaiety. It holds
your attention like an interesting
novel. The next installment is
on Wednesday night. Don't
See the Mutual Girl at the
Gaiety tonight and learn about
the theft of the cameoes. It is
charming to watch her move
Mrs. T. C. Badham and little
daughter, of Edenton, are the
guests of Mrs. Wheeler Martin.
LOST: - One long bar pin some
where between my home and
that of S. R. Biggs' bungalow.
Return to J. L. Rodgerson, City.
The Reaper Death in the in
gathering of fair young souls,
took away that of Anna Leggett,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John
M. Leggett, on Friday, October
23rd, 1914, at 2 o'clock p. m. For
two months, her brave spirit had
struggled for life, and the tender
and constant ministrations of
nurse, physicians and loved ones
were unavailing against the rav
ages of typhoid fever and gastri
tis. Gently she fell asleep be
fore her feet had touched the
threshold of womanhood, for God
gave her to the loved ones at
home for only sixteen short years
and then in His infinite wisdom
called the earth to
The death of this attractive
young girl brought great sorrow
not alone to the family, but to
many friends and companions,
who loved her for her sweetness
of character, and beauty of per
son. Patient and gentle, she
bore her sufferings with Chris
tian fortitude and as the closing
of a flower when the sun dies in
the Western skies, she passed out
into the life eternal.
Saturday afternopn, the funeral
services were conducted by Dr.
Coggins and Rev. Cecil F. Out
law, of the Christian Church, a
large number of people being
present to pay the last respect
to the beloved dead. The body
was laid to rest underneath the
flower-covered mound until the
WILLIAMSTON, N. C.. FRIDAY, OCT., 30,1914
Voters of North Carolina
Answer these questions on
Under Republican rule Wall
Street controlled the money and
credit of the Nation. The Demo
cratic party destroyed that con
Are you with Wall Street or
the Democratic Party ?
The Democratic Party drove
Cannonism from the halls of
Are you for Cannonism or the
The administration of Woodrow
Wilson has extended the Parcel
Post and reduced the cost of
Would you take a backward
step on the Parcel Post?
Woodrow Wilson drove from
Washington the paid lobbyists of
special privilege who flourished
under Republican rule.
Are you for Woodrow Wilson
or the Lobbyists?
The Republican Party levied a
tax on necessities. The Demo
cratic Party levied it upon the in
comes of the ricii.
Are you for a Tax on Necessi
ties or a Tax on Wealth?
Would you restore the panic
breeding currency laws that made
possible the great industrial and
financial disaster of 1907?
Would you restore Schedule K
of the Payne-Aldrich-Smoot Tar
Would you repeal the Agricul
tural Extension Bill?
Would you put down the pipe
lines connecting the special in
terests with the seat of govern
ment that Woodrow Wilson has
Would you re-establish the old
partnership between rotten poli
tics and rotten business?
The Democratic Party restored
White Supremacy in North Caro
Would you return to the Dark
Days of Bulterism, Fusionism
Vote Early and Vote Right
The general election will be
held on Tuesday next at which
time the voter will cast ballots
for all county officers, Congress
man, Judges, legislator, etc.
While the campaign has not been
waged vigorously owing to the
general depression caused by the
European War, there is no good
reason why every voter should
not express his opinion at the
polls. On the other hand, there
is every good reason why the
Democratic candidates should be
voted for at this time, when the
country needs a continuance of
safe, sound Democracy in county,
state ar.d nation. In National
politics, the party has had atria',
which rarely is given to any, and
has come out of it with the con
fidence of the entire country ir
respective of party lines. Presi
dent Wilson, the man, is still
guiding the Ship of State into
waters calm and sure, and at no
time within the past «ifty years
have we needed a leader of like
character more. There is noth
ing in the official life of the man
which requires an explanation,
and the party lead by him has re
deemed the pledges made to the
Vote early and vote the Demo
cratic ticket from township con
stable to Senator Overman.
. Ginners Report
, A statement from Wm. J. Har
ris, Director of the Department
of Commerce, handed to us by
John E. Pope shows that prior
to Oct. 18, 1914, there were gin
ned in Martin County 1897 bales
of cotton, as compared with 1378
for the same period in 1913.
i Prison Reform Lecture with Films
On November 16th, John F.
McCarthy, who has lectured in
every'section of the country, and
and has endorsements from Presi
dent Wilson, Theodore Roosevelt,
the leaders of the Y. M. C. A.
of the United States, and others
will appear here and deliver his
interesting lecture on Prison Re
form, illustrating the same by
four reels of moving pictures.
Mi\ McCarthy is an ex-convict
and knows whereof he speaks.
His appearance here will be at
the Gaiety Theatre and people
should give him a splendid house.-
The following letter has been re
ceived by the managers here:
"Mr. John F. McCarthy has
been known to me for some little
time, and I hatfe good reason to
have confidence and respect for
him. I believe he is honestly
endeavoring to render a public
service, and do good to his fellow
men. His plans for lectures on
Prison Reform should have a
large hearing and accomplish
Ralph W. Brown,
Chm. Bd. of Directors Religious
On Wednesday, October 21st,
at noon, at Plymouth, Miss Flor
ence Harlee Hornthal was mar
ried to Mr. W. B. Watts. The
bride is the charming and attrac
tive daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Louis P. Hornthal. The groom
is a highly successful business
man of Plymouth, being cashier
of the Washington County Bank
and connected with other enter
prises of importance here.
The popularity of the contract
ing parties was attested by the
number of the wedding presents
and the hosts of friends from
here and elsewhere attending the
The impressive ceremony was
performed by the Rev. C. I*.
Parker, Rector of Grace Episco
pal church of this town, the wed
ding being in this church at noon.
The historical little church was
never more beautifully arranged
nor the decorations more fitting
Miss Martha Hornthal. sister
of the bride, sang, "0 Perfect
Love," upon the entrance of the
bridal party. The bridal party
was composed of the maid of
honor, Miss Gladys Hornthal,
sister of the bride, carrying pink
roses, Miss Mary Smith, carrying
yellow chrysanthemums, the
ushers were, Messrs. W. R.
Hampton, Lloyd Horton, Maurice
Watts and Henry Gurkin. The
bride, carrying a boquet of bridal
roses and maidenhair fern and
attired in a beautiful blue travel
ing suit, entered upon the arm of
of her father, and the groom with
his brother, Mr. J. VV. Watts, Jr.
The music was delightfully ren
dered by Miss Laura Smith.
After the ceremony Mr. and
Mrs. Watts left for Washington
and other northern cities for an
Mr. and Mrs. Louis P. Horn
thai entertained the bridal party
at their attractive home on Main
street on the night preceding!
Mr. and Mrs. Watts are exceed
ingly popular and enjoy a wide
circle of friends who s wish them
a long life filled with unalhoyed
A colored woman was arguing and
arguing with her husband, and yv hen
she had finished he said: "Dinrih, yo'
talk don' affect me no mo' than a.flea
bite." "Well," she answered, "I*»e
gawna keep yo' scratcbin'."
' ) • /•'
Frank Taylor, of Richmond,
i has been the guest of relatives
j near here this week.
John Martin and Arthur Perry
were hpre from Hamilton Mon
| Misses Fannie Murt Manning,
! Sallie Hadlev and Harriet Settle
came from Wilson Friday even
ing and returned Monday after
'Charlie Mobley, who attends
the A. C. College at Wilson, spent
week-end at home.
Dr. J. C. Caldwell was the
guest of Mr. and Mrs. W. C.
Manning while in town.
Miss Gladys Hornthal with a
party of friends was here Sunday
Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Smith and
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Mizell were
here Sunday from Robersovills.
Prof. Elbert S. Peel spent Sun
day here with his parents on
J. B. McGowan has been in
| Baltimore this week on business.
Mrs. Chas. Mills and children,
| who have been visiting relatives
j left Tuesday for Wilson.
j Mr. and Mrs Rolin Robertson
I are at home from a trip to Ral
Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Crawford
returned from Norfolk on Sun
day accompanied by Mrs. C. W.
Miss Delia Lanier returned
from South Carolina Saturday
Mr. and Mrs. Wiley Rogerson
and little child were here from
Mesdames J. I'. Boyle, Harry
Waldo ami S- D. Matthew were
here l'rom Hamilton on Wednes
Mrs. .John Ross and Miss Belle
Boyette were in town Wednesday
Miss Barnhill, who has been
here with little Miss Annie Clyde
Gurganus, left Tuesday for Wash
W. A. Everette, of Roberson
ville, was in town Wednesday.
James Bennett is here from
Mrs. P. B. Cone is at home
from a visit to her parents.
Dr. J. B. H. Knight left Wed
nesday for Pittsfield, Mass.,
where on Saturday his son, Hay
wood Knight, will wed Miss
Floyd Perkins, a member of
the 4th. Artillery, United States
Army, who did service at Vera
Cruz, has been in town this week
Miss Yarborough, of Washing
ton, is here with Mrs. C. W. Kel
linger for the week.
Mesdames J. G. Staton and
jF. W. Hoyt with Rev. M. F>. Be
ithea left Tuesday for Windsor to
j attend the Convocation;
Nominated For Judge
The Republicans at Rocky
Mount on October 17th, nominat
ed Col. Wheeler Martin forjudge
of this Judicial District. Col.
Martin protested against such a
movement, but his popularity
among the members of his party,
brought about the nomination
despite his efforts to stop it. He
will be opposed by the Democra
tic nominee George W. Connor,
; a Year in Advance
For Belter School Attendance
In order for the schools to at
tain their greatest degree of ef
ficiency, there must be coopera
tion with the teachers on the
part of the parents The follow
ing are a few suggestions as to
the ways in which parents can
cooperate with; and materially
assist the teachers:
Since we cannot successfully
teach children who are not in
school day, every parent
ought to see to it that his chil
dren attend each school day, and
do not absent themselves for
every trival reason or pretext
that may occur.
Whenever a child is absent
from school, or tardy, he must
bring a written excuse from his
School begins at 8-45 in the
morning and at 1-15 in the after
noon. In order to avoid loitering
in front of the building, with its
attendant evils, please do not .let
your children leave home before
8-25. This will allow plenty of
time, if they come straight to the
. You will help the teachers very
much, as well as help to preserve
the health of the children, if you
do not allow them to bring candy,
peanuts, chewing gum etc.
or let them have money to buy
these things on the way to school.
On rainy days please see that
the children are well wrappod,
and supplied with umbrellas and
overshoes, for it is almost impos
sible, with so many, to dry their
feet and clothes.
In nearly all the grades home
work is assigned. Please see
that your child has an opportunity
to study every evening, and takes
advantage of the opportunity.
If the parents of the commun
ity will cooperate with us along
these lines, we can assure them
a more satisfactory school sys
tem, resulting in better service to
the community, and better train
ing for our hoys and girls.
J. T. Jerome, Supt.
Hon. Harry W. Stubbs, Sena
torial candidate for the Second
District, was in Belhavenlast week
and had a most enthusiastic re
ception. brass band rendered
enlivening selections and Mr.
Stubbs spoke eloquently on the
principles of Democracy, and ex
plained the proposed Amend
When the county officers met
!at Ballards on Thursday of last
i week, they found that Mess. Jim
| Everett, Mart Ballard, Moye and
j Van Taylor and others had pre
pared an appetizing dinner of
j barbecue with ail neccessary con
jdiments. This was highly enjoy
jed and appreciated. Hon. R. H.
Salsbury was host to the candi
! dates at their meeting at Has
sells, and provided an elegant
'cue for them and all present.
Congress adjourned just in
time to allow the Congressmen a
few days in their respective dis
tricts. Hon. John H. Small has
issue letters to his constituents
explaining his inability to meet
with them. Everybody is will
ing to trust John Small for any
thing and anywhere. They know
that he is always on his job look
ing out for the people's interests
a£ far as in him lies.
The Republicans of Martin
County have, so far as learned,de
cided not to put any ticket in the
field. Devotion to party caused
Col. Wheeler Martin to allow his
nomination for Judge of the dis