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VOL XVI. NO. 8
A Sober ChriifaMi
At this time of the year when
most of the people are planning
how they shall celebrate Christ
mas, we would like to call.atten
tioti to the way some think they
myst celebrate the day. Of.
course every person has his own
way of observing the day and he
thinks that Way is better than
any other. But how a sensible
man can believe that he is cele
brating his holiday when he gets
drunk, is more than we can see.
Aside from the act itself there
are other things to consider, a
married man spends his money
for liquor which ought to go to
his wife and children. The man
himself is the only one who en
joys this way of celebrating and
we question whether he gets real
pleasure out of it He makes
himself disagreeable to many
people and very often a quarrel
results. And then when the re
action sets in he does not feel
that the celebration has been a
It is said that the liquor peo
ple are making strenuous efforts
to get their goods in the home of
every farmer in the South, and
they will do so too unless a stren
uous effort is made to counteract
their activities. We j hope the
people of this county will not fall
lor their plan but will celebrate
their Christmas without the use
of this trouble breeding stuff.
Save your money for other ways
of celebrating, ways which will
benefit others and which will not
make you feel like you have been
through the mill when this is all
Citizens To Meet
Monday night at the City Hall,
Rev. 0. L. Stringfield, assistant
superintendent of the Anti-Sa
loon League, will address the
citizens of Williamston. The
League is endeavoring to get the
people of the State in line on the
question of a better enforcement
of the present prohibition law.
Mr. Stringfield is a very earnest
speaker, and is sure to interest
• all who hear him. Everybody
who stands for the good of State,
town and county should attend
this meeting, and by their pres
ence endorse the movement for a
better and higher citizenship.
Oak City High School
Honor Roll, for third month.
Sarah Long Johnson,
Hazel Piland. '
Last Sunday afternoon at the
v home of Mr. William Manning,
father of the bride. Miss Florence
Manning was wedded to Mr.
Sherrod Corey, Rev. A. J. Man
ning, officiating. ,
Mr, and Mrs. Corey will con
tinue to reside in Griffins Town
ghip, where they are popular
young people, "the groom being
a prominent farmer of that sec
swte Obim "
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Shop early and shop ifi Will
Everybody should own a Turn
j er's Almanuc. It is full of use
Friday before Christmas Prof.
J. T. Jerome will take up collec
tions for the Belgians.* Those
wishing to contribute may give
the money to the school on that
The Roanoke River among
other things, has taken a rise.
Turkey hunting will increase in
favor among local Nimrods.
Folks are killing a pig or two
for home consumption during the
Christmas season, and "freshies"
bring a satisfied smile.
Do your Christmas shopping
rightrhere in Williamston. There
is not one bit of need to «o out of
town. Santa Claus has arranged
to please the children, and the
stores are full of things suitable
for useful gifts for young and old.
"Buy in Williamston."
Large tobacco sales here every
day, and prices are fine. Bring
the rest of your crop and get the
cool cash right from the banks,
Then deposit it for safety and a
Readers of the Saturday Even
ing Post will remember that
splendid story, "The Price She
Paid," and want to see a pre
sentation of it. A high claas com
pany will present in here tomor
row night at the Opera House,
and those desiring to witness a
good show should secure seats at
Saunders & Fowden.
The S. R. Biggs Iron and Mo
tor Company have some attrac
tive bargains in the famous Buick
cars, which have stood the test
in this section as well as every
where else. Visit their garage
for a prospective purchaser or
needed repairs. They will demon
strate with pleasure and repair
Rev. Marshall Craig, assistant
pastor of the First Baptist Church
Wilmington, preached here on
Sunday night to a large congrega
tion, and made a fine impression
on his hearers. It is reported
that he will not accept the pas
torate here, however, as he con
siders his fl|esent work of such
importancrtnat he does not see
fit to leave it.
Coons and possums are so plen
tiful in this section that hog meat
has decreased in value in the es
tintation of many. Rabbit meat
also is an important entree, and
the woods are full of them. One
almost imagines himself in Chc
tarn County, where there is a
rabbit for each blade of grass;
Saturday afternoon some mis
creant threw a cracker under the
feet of a mule driven by a colored
mart, and the animal ran away
and damaged the buggy. Such
acts as this makes the town au
thorities pass restrictive laws,
and those who would have fun
with crackers in a harmless way,
are deprived of their privilege
because of the meanness of an
Officers Elected '
Tuesday night was the annual
election of officers of Skewarkee
Lodge, and a large number of the
members wbo live out of town,
came in early to attend. The
election resulted in naming H. W.
Stubbs, Master; H. D. Taylor S.
Warden; S. S. Brown, Junior
Warden, C. D. Crrstarphen was
re-elected Treasurer and A. D
Mizell, Secretary. At the instal
lation of these in January, the
annual banquet will be given.
WILLIAMSTON, N. C., FRIDAY. PEC., n. iqt 4
There is in the afr
around these parts that is promo
ting marriages, either announced
in the orderly way or elopements
byway of autos. It is nothing less
or more than Cupid, who laughs
at bars and-locks, when they ob
struct his plans. Another one of
his contracts was made goo-1 on
Mo*nday night, when Miss Eloise
Meadows, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. W. T. Meadows, married
Chas. B. Baker atTarboro. The
arrangements were made on Sun
day, when Mr. Bflker came here
from Norfolk, and Monday night
with Mr. and Mrs. Eov Gurgan
us, they motored to Tarboro,
and by the assistance of a friend
secured license from Register
Bunn, though Mi?s Meadows was
only seventeen and failed to get
the consent of her parents.
About ten that night a phone
message was received here an
nouncing the marriage, and the
wedded pair left for Norfolk
where the groom works.
Mr. William J. Stone
Friday night after a brief ill
ness, William J. Stone died on
the houseboat of his son at the
river dock. Mr. Stone with his
wife came here from Norfolk two
weeks ago to visit his son and
wife, who have lived here for the
past year. He had suffered sev
eral times within the past few
months with La Grippe, and fi
nally was stricken with pneu
monia from which he had not the
strength to rally. He was 'G3
years old, a native of Virginia
and made his home in Norfolk.
Sunday morning his body was
taker, to the Methodist Church,
where funeral services were eon
ducted by Rev. Rev. .J. T. Stand
ford. The interment was in the
Much sympathy is felt here for
the bereaved wife and son who
have lost forever a husband and
Next Monday, the December
Term of the Ma» tin County Su
perior Court will convene here
with Judge Ferguson, presiding.
Solictor Allsbrook will appear for
the State. As the term is for
one week only, the Criminal Doc
ket will occupy the entire time,
no doubt, there being only one Ci
vil case that of Weaver vs Hines,
set for the week. The Criminal
Docket is larger than usual
though very few cases of impor
tance. Randall Purvis is to be
tried for murder, but it will pro
bably a case of accidental homi
cide, as the evidence points that
December 1 2th.
- One Night Only
C. H. MAIER OFFERS
Helene and Howard
- Brother and Sister of~r
In the High Class Comedy Drama
Better Than The Book, By David
Prices 50c. 7 sc. $ 1.00
The Play Wffh The Punch
Direct From New York City
MHVARD I ElfUI
"-Th»» Price She Paid"
at th" • )per;i House, Dec. I2t'i.
The Ladie* Aid So-ielv of the
Methodist Church held 'i ('hvisc
jmas Bn'.aar on Thursday night of
last v.\ k :t* ili«' Masonic Hal!.
In the center of the hall, a largp
booth was arrangfd for the sale
of fancv articles. The decora
tios oii this were suggestive of
the fc»*'£»aehing season and made
an HtfuactivV scene. On th«» stage
Mrf.- li. •B. Harrison -presided
over the Baby booth, where
pretty articles for baby's ward
robe were exhibited. Mrs. Clay
ton Moore sold at th; apron booth,
and Miss Annie Mizell sold cop
per plate etchings. A salad
course was served throughout the
AF usual the rush for the beau
tiful articles in every booth was
made early in the evening, and
those going later found the pret
tiest sold. Mesdames Jerome,
Gurganys and Haebelstadt with
Miss Deborah Fleming presided
over the fancy articles. Mrs.
C. W. Keith acted as treasurer.
Friday night, the bazaar was
opened again so as to dispose of
the remaining articles which had
been reduced. The amount re
alized was SIBO.OO. The Aid So
ciety is being congratulated on
its splendid work during the
year in preparing so many arti
cles for sale.
To Sell Near Everetts
Mr. K. W. Cobb, Special Repre
sentative of the Atlantic Coast
Realty Company, was in town
Wednesday advertising the sale
of the George D. Roberson farm
near Everetts, on Wednesday the
16th. This farm is Wfell known
in the county for its productive
ness, and having been the proper
ty of Elder Roberson, who was
one of the most prominent Pri
mitive Baptist ministers in the
section, makes it very desirable to
people wanting a farm conven
iently situated. It is near a
good shipping point, and is ad
mirably located for homes. This
will make the fourth sale held by
the Company within the past
month, one (the Watts land) last
ing two days. Note the time and
place in ad on another page- Mr.
Cobb represents a Company
which knows that "it pays to
advertise." The man who does
not is lost in the great ocean of
B. A. Critcher spent Sunday
W. G. Hedgepeth, of-Hobgoo-l,
who was a former resilient of
Williamston, attended the meet
ing of the'Masonie Lodge here
Mrs. Mary E. Peel, left Tues
day afternoon to visit her daugh
ter at Tarboro.
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Parker ar
rived here fropilSuffolk Wednes
day, and are the guests of Mr.
and Mrs. F. K. Hodges.
J. D. Biggs was in town from
Washington on Tuesday.
Dr. and|Mrs. J. D. Biggs, H. A.
Biggs and Mrs. S. F. Williams
went to Scotland Neck Saturday
to be at thejbedside of their uncle,
Mr. Noah Biggs who is very ill
at his home there.
Bev. Morrison Bethea spent
Sunday in Rocky Mount.
Mrs. FannieS. Biggs and Har
ry A. Bigtfs left Tuesday for
Raleigh where they will attend
the sessions of the Baptist State
Convention, which is meeting in
Mr. and Mrs,[Gardner, of Be
thel, were in town Tuesday eve
Misses Janie Freeman and Jes
sie Fulghum, of Wilson, are the
quests of Mrs. P. B. Cone on
A. L. Bel I flower was here from
Parmele on Monday.
J. G. Barnhill and C. James,
of Roberson ville, were here Mon
day on business.
J. T. Barnhill was here from
Everetts on Monday.
W. A. Ellison and son went to
Suffolk Saturday night.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Lawrence
and little child, of Scotland
Neck, have bpon visiting rela
tives here this week.
A. T. Crawford was in Rocky
Mount Tuesday on business.
Miss Josephine Robertson is
visiting relatives in Ahoskie.
Mrs. Dunning Hostess
The December meeting of the
Gideon Lamb Chapter of the
D. A. R.. was held with Mrs. A.
R. Dunning on Thursday after
noon of last week. A very in
structive and in ( evestig program
me bad been arranged, and was
enjoyed. The honor guest was
Mrs. Rome Higgs, who expects
to become a member.
Mrs. Dunning, who always pro
vides pleasure in abundance for
her guests, was never more gra
cious than on this (occasion. The
guests were invited into the din
ing room and seated about the
elegantly appointed table, whose
| cover was linen and lace artisti
cally combined in beautiful de
[ signs, The center piece was a
large cake ornamented with red
and white roses with a small flag
across the whole. Around this
was placed miniature drums,
which were given as souvenirs.
Pretty flag receptacles held salt
ed almonds and the place cards
were .pretty with a flag thereon.
The menu which had come from
Penders's at Norfolk, consisted of
Smithfield ham, tongue sandwichs
fruit salad, cheese straws, tur
key, saltines, pickles, gelatine
with cream and cherries, fruit
'•ake and fancy cake in form of a,
drum with the shield of the Na
tion in colors. The menu was
served in perfect taste, and the
guests appreciated the thought of
the hostes for their enjoyment.
$1 .00 a Year in Advance
Publishes A Book
"Ballads of CouraKeoua North
Carolinians" is the title of a book
of poeniH just brought out by
Mr. Marshall De Laneey Hay
wood, of Raleigh. Mechanically
it is of very attractive appearance
and the poems have literary
merit of a high order, revealing,
also, that wide historical infor
mation for which their author is
noted. Messrs. Alfred Williams
& Co., have presented the News
and Observer with a copy of the
Elaborating somewhat on the
title of his hook, Mr. Haywood
designates it on the title page
"Some Versified Legends of the
Old North State Founded Upon
Fact. Fancy and Fiction." Jus
tification of the subject is found
in a citation from Wallace "Of
thine own countryfljsing," and
poetic license is further excused
with a quotation which rea»ls
"Od's life, must one] swear to
the truth of a song?"
The book is inscribed "as a
token of friendship and affection"
to Col. Wilson Gray Lamb, of
Williamston, president of the
North Carolina Society of the
Cincinnati," in peace and in war
a loyal North Carolinian and a
worthy representative of heroic
Some of the subjects are Old
Colonial Days, Roanoke Island,
Blackbeard the Corsair,, the
Mecklenburg Declaration of in
dependence, The Masons of. ? 76,
Mrs. R. A. Edmondson and lit
tle daughter returned from
Rocky Mount where they visited .
Dr. Nicholson, of Washington,
has been the guest of his daugh
ter, Mrs. I). E. Taylor.-
Mrs. W. L. Sherrod, of Enfield,
visited her daughter here last
Mrs. Walter Walter Deal and
children left for th*ir home in
Mrs. Mamie Hyman, of New
port News, is the guest of rela
Miss Addie Lee Umx, of Beth
el, spent several days with Mrs.
F. L. Haislip.
Miss IJOU Council spent last
week in town
Oak City Items
Mrs. Blanch Hardison, of Ashe
ville, is visiting relatives here.
dance given by
Messrs. L. T. Chesson and W. C.
Allsbrook was quite a success
and highly enjoyed.
Saturday morning little Vir
ginia Hines was badly burned on
the hips and legs, while sitting
in front of the fire playing with
paper dolls. The burns are pain
ful but not necessarily fatal.
Little Pattie Weeks has return
ed to her home in Scotland Neck.
Miss Nannie Bell Fleming re
turned to Scotland Neek Satur
W. L. Stalls was here from
Williamston was Tuesday.
Ralph House was in Hobgood
Bilh'e Haislip was here Sunday
Miss Lila Philpot went t»
Miss Blount Johnson spent the
week-end with her sister, Mrs.
tl. J. Etheridge.
B. A. Critcher, of Williamston,
was in town Monday.