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VOL XVI. NO. 26
One of. the prettiest social af
fairs the people of Williamston
have ever had the pleasure of at
tending, was on Tuesday after
noon when Mrs. W. 11. Crawford
was hostess to a large number of
ladies in honor of Miss Annie
Kate Thrower, whose marriage to
Maurice Shepherd Moore will take
place in the Church of the Ad
vent on May 12th. Mrs. Craw
ford who is noted for her splen
did taste, and who is one of the
most popular hostesses in town,
appeared at her best on this hap
py occassion. Her residence was
prettily decorated in appl§ blos
soms and white and pink carna
tions, these flowers being arrang
ed in the rooms in very attrac
tive style, the house presented a
veritable spring-like day, and
was a fitting place for the merry
party. Large bunches of hearts
were placed under the chande
liers and white and pink hearts
were placed in various parts of
the house. Miss Mary King El
lison, who was dressed ill. pink
and Miss Mary Gladys Watts,
who wore white, received the
guests at the frontdoor and too;
their cards. Mrs. Crawford wore
a becoming afternoon gown of
white, and Miss Thrower, who
was attired in pink, received the
After the ladies had arrived,
and sometime had been spent in
pleasant social intercourse, Misses
Watts and Ellison brought
in a tastily decorated basket in
white and pink which contained
a miscellaneous shower for the
bride-elect, and this popular
*"young#lady's friends showered
upon her a large number of use
ful and beautiful gifts which de
light the heart of the bride-elect.
Miss Thrower expressed in a de
very delightful manner her great
appreciation of the thoughtful
kindness of her friends.
After these gifts had been re
ceived, Mrs. Crawford brought
in a large/ bunch of white and
pink carnations which were the
thoughtful remembrance of Mr.
Moore for his coming bride. The
delightful refreshments served
further carried out the color
scheme, the cakes were white and
pink and the cream was of the
same design and had a small
cupid on each piece. As the
guests were leaving each was
presented with a small pink and
white satin bag full of rice which
thuy showered upon the bride
elect wishing for her all the
happiness of a long married life.
The following ladies enjoyed Mrs.
Crawford's splendid hospitality:
Mrs. F. U. Barnes, Mrs. John
L. Hassell, Mrs. Bettie Moore
Han-ell. Mrs. Clayton Moore,
Mrs. Arthur Anderson, Mrs.
W. J. Hodges, MissDeboraFlem
ming, Miss Anna Pope, Mrs.
Grover Hardison, Mrs. Alonzo
Hassell, Mrs. A. R. Dunning,
Mrs. Louis Harrison, Miss Essie
Peel, Mrs. J. G. Staton, Mrs
F. W. Hoyt, Mrs. K. B.Crawford
Jfiss Anna Crawford, Miss Delia
Lanier, Mrs- Hairy Tilden, Miss
Annie Lamb, Mrs. Leslie Fow
den, Mrs. Robert Everett, Mrs.
Wheeler Martin, Mrs. Wheeler
Martin, Jr., Mrs. Rome Biggs,
Mrs Warren Biggs. MissJfannie
Biggs, Miss Penelope Biggs, Miss
Irene Sfnith, Miss Annie Mizeil,
Mrs. C. D. Carstarphen, Miss
Clyde Hassell, Mrs- Carrie Biggs
Williams, Mrs. John D. Biggs,
Jr., Mrs. Asa T. Crawford, Mrs.
J. H. Saunders, Mr 3. J. W.
Watts, Mrs- James S. Rhodes.
Miss Mary Pendleton, of Eliza
beth City, Miss Hattie Lon Ward
- and Mrs. C- W r Kieth. \
. The tale Is usually the biggest part
of the --fish. —Philadelphia Publie
—:— I'-mmi"' " .
Full moon next Thursday at
9:5 a. m-
Earmors are planting corn, and
putting the soil in condition for
See that your name is on the
registration books, and vote for
Pay your poll tax before May
Now is the time to clean the
drains of all debris—and the back
Rev. J. T. Stanford was suffer
ing with lumbago on Sunday and
could not prea ;h. He was out on
Todayjs the anniversary of
the first mail carrier in North
Carolina, one hundred and thirty
nine years ago.
People of the town and com
munity sympathize with Rev.
VV. R. Burrell in the death of his
father, at Toronto, Canada. A
teiegram reached here Sunday
morning apprising Mr. Burrell
of the sad news, and that the
funeral would be held on Tues
day. The distance was too great
for him to reach Canada in time,
A young colored boy caught a
shad weighing over eight pounds
in a herring net at Jamesville on.
Saturday. Those who saw it pro
nounced the fish "some shad."
Rock are selling at the fishery
for fifteen cents the pound. It
will take "rocks" to feast on that
species of the finny tribe.
FOR SALE—lmproved span
nish seed peanuts 31-2 cents per
pound.—J. T. Everette, R. F. D.
3 Robersonviile, N. C.
S. C. White Orpingtons White
Leghorn*, and Barred Plymouth
Rock eggs $1.50 per 15. D. C.
Matthews, Hamilton, N. C.
at the City Hal).
FOR SALE.—Six dwelling
houses and lots for sale. —J. W.
Watts, Williamston, N. C.
Services at the Methodist
Baptist and Christian Churches
The Williamston Telephone
Co., will have new directories in
the hands of its subscribers in a
few days. It is earnestly desired
that every one will call by num
ber and faciliatethe work of the
The 'Williamston Cooperage
Co., will erect a saw mill in the
near future near its present
plant. This will utilize some tim
bers not used in headings, and
prove a profitable investment.
Manager Apfel has been making
arrangements for the erection of
Since the' a-quart-every- two
weeks" law has been in force,
there has been less work for the
clerks at the express office. Those
who prepared for the dry weath
er, will see dark days af£er a
B. S. Courtney is packing his
household goods, preparatory to
vacating the Baptist parsonage'
for Rev. VV. R. Burrell and family.
Mrs. Courtney and chilnren will
visit relatives in Scotland Neck
until the residence being erect
ed for them is completed.
FOR SALE—One iron safe
practically new Wheeler Martin,
Various Views of the Snow.
The farmer calla the enow the po ir
man's fertiliser. It keeps the ground
wurm and puts dollars—prospectively
—in his vacant pockats. It fs much
osteemcd by artists, who use almost
every color except white when they
set out to paint It. l>elr favorite tints
for this purpose are pink, purple and a
slaty blue. It seems to be the chief
business of artists to inform us cour
teously but firmly, that our 'eyes ar«
WILLIAMSTON, N. C., FRIDAY, APRIL, *3 1915
A Spriatmg Game
The local ball team composed
of the younger set, opened the
season at Robersonviile on Wed
nesday at 3:30. Desiring to get
loads of good, fresh country air,
and to spend the day in Martin's
most attractive suburban city,
the team gathered together all
the paraphernalia belonging to
ths average team, and hiked
away to add another joy to their
neighbor's fall cup. The Will
iamston boys can justly be dubb
ed "dispensers of happiness,"
for they never grouch and give
the other fellows the score with
out one scintilla of regret, and,
too, because it brings joy to those
who are ever on the search for
more worlds to conquer. In this
the locals show forth the manli
ness in their young hearts.
The game opened with Throw
er and Critcher exchanging the
sphere for the Williamston team,
and Grimes and Ross for the
suburbanites. The locals started
with six runs in the first inning,
and the local fans had elongated
vocal chords after that. But just
after, their sounds grew less, for
the visitors began hitting Grimes,
so that later in the game he re
tired to rest. Critcher for the
visitors, spread consternation in
the ranks of the enemy by his
love for home. ,11 e was such an
enthusiastic "down-homer" that
he made three home runs, which
produced a funeral-like feeling
among some of the fans, and
they were seen to take out their
smelling salts to prevent droop
ing. Thrower had very poor
support throughout the game,
some of the players could not
have stoppid a ball as big as a
barrel, and so the score of the
locals was won on errors by the
visitors, a limited number of hist
being placed to tneir side of the
sheet. When the game ended,
the scorer announced: 18 to 14 in
in favor of Robersonviile. The
game was more an exhibition of
sprinting than it was of real ball.
Dr. Lewis was an impartial
umpire, and gave satisfaction to
The visitors received royal en
tertainment, and found the day
another delightful one in Rober
E. C. T. T. School Notes
The annual Senior play, which
will be given April 30th, l'Jlf>,
will be Sheridan's celebrated
comedy. "The School for Scan
dal." The scene of the play is
laid in England during the early
part of the 18th century. The
plot, which contains much wit
and satire, provides a great deal
of interesting suspense.
The picturesque costumes of
the 18th century type will be a
great factor in the setting of the
play, adding greatly to the spec
Those who have had the pleas
ure and opportunity of seeing the
senior plays that have been giv
en at the Training School here
tofore, such as "She Stoops to
Conquer,"Tarningof the Shrew"
and "Pandora", have some idea
of the standard that the school
has set. This play is being
coached by Miss M. R. B. Mufr
fly, whose reputation as a coach
has been established-. The sen
ior class has in mind primarily
the presenting of zt play of real
The proceeds of the play will
be left as a loan fund to help
worthy girls enter the Training
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An afternoon farmer fs an English
expression for one who puts off his
work until the last moment.
Mr. and Mrs. Staton Entertain
The elegant home of Mr. and
Mrs. James G. Staton, corner of
Haughton and Main, was the
scene of a most pleasant affair,
when they entertained the lay
men of the parish on Wednesday
evening. The guests sat down
to an eight-course supper at 7:30,
and enjoyed the menu, whieW
was elegantly served. Interest
ing talks were made by Rev. C.
A. Ashby, of Elizabeth City:
Archdeacon Thomas P. Noe, of
Wilmington; Mr. John G. Bra
gaw, of Washington. These
talks contained vital points on
thfework of the Church, and the
laymen's part therein. All of
the speakers ore doing a valuable
part in the work of the Diocese,
and* it was good to have been
with them. Archdeacon No e
preached at Hamilton on Tues
day night and gave a talk to the
Woipan's Auxiliary here yester
day afternoon at 4:30. Rev. Ash
by and Mr. Bragaw returned to
Washington late Wednesday eve
Saturday the basket ball team
of the High School here went to
Scotland Neck to meet the team
of the school there. The game
was a very interesting one, and
resulted in a score of 2(1 to 6in
favor of Scotland Neck. The
Williamston team has within it
most excellent material for a
strong quintette, but a difference
in rules worked against them in
this game, and they suffered de
feat. ThSre was no let up in
their effort to make the goals,
and game was very pleasing,
i'he S. N. team gave most deilght
ful entertainment, lunch being
served oj) the grounds, and the
defeat was softened by the cor
diality of the people of that splen
did town. It is expected that
the S. N. team will play here on
May Ist, and Williamston will
give them a hearty greeting.
Miss Lela Hadley accompanied
the team which was composed of
Misses Daisy Manning, Bessie
and Leona Page, Ethel and Ruth
Britt, Lillie B. Hardison, Gladys
Balance and Carrie 1 Jell White,
three going as substitutes.
Almost everybody has heard
of or seen jolly Maria Dressier,
and the announcement Unit she
fs to be seen -here HI the funniest
film comedy that ever was staged
for the motion picture screen
v. ith the funniest motion picture
actors in the world in her sup
' port, will probably be hailed with
I delight. These two world-wide
I figures -in keystone comedies.
Charles Chaplin and Mabel Nor
mand, are supporting Miss Dross
ier in "Tillie's Punctured Ro
mance" a six reel comedy that
■ wili be shown at the Gaiety Thea
; treon Thursday April 2 ( ith.
- • LOW ■ '
Special Service 1 ""
At the Baptist Church Sunday
night a large congregation
i heard a special sermon to you rig
women by the pastor, Rev VV. R.
} Burrell. The Philathea Class
arranged attractive music, and
decorated the cdi.ice with potted
j plants and Class colors, white
; and hlue. Mrs. S. C. Ray and
1 Miss Mamie Addison, served as
! ushers. The services were very
interesting, and made a profound
impression on every one present.
The Philathea Class numbers
nine, and its officers are: Presi
dent, Mrs. P. B, Cone, Sec-Treas,
Mrs. W. H. Biggs, Teacher, Mrs.
John D. Biggs. The Class is
represented at Raleigh by Mes
dames W. H., and John D. Biggs.
Hon. John H. Small came over
from Washington Monday, ami
while in town was the ,guest of
Dr. John D. Biggs.
Mrs. W. A. Sanies and children
went to Robersonviile Wednes- :
Mrs. A. D. Mizell spent the,
week-end with friends at Fre-1
Miss Fannie Hardison,of Rocky i
Mount, is visiting Mrs. J. W. j
Mrs. F. K. Hodges has been in
Suffolk for the past week visiting
Mrs. James A. Parker.
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. VVatls
With a party of friends were
here from Plymouth Sunday.
W. H. Biggs, John W. Man
ning and Robert Biggs went to
Chief of Police Walker, of
Robersonviile, was in town Tues
Miss Julia Bond and Miss
Pride, of Edenton, visited Mrs.
S. R. Biggs, Jr., last week.
Messrs. M. W. Ballard, F. L.
Gladstone and Daniel E. Taylor,
of Hamilton, were in town Mon
day on business.
W.'E. Roberson and son, of
Robersonviile, have been here
this week on business.
J. L. Hines, Chesson,
JohnW. Hines and MrAllsbrooks
of Oak City, motored through
here to Wallace's fishery Thurs
Julian Carr Anderson left
Thursday to attend the Baraca-
Philathea Convention at Raleigh.
Harry A Biggs spent Wed
nesday in Robersonviile.
Most Pleasing Recital
Miss Hilda Crawford, in her
graduating re itu! last evening,
given in tlu; chapel of Greens
boro College for Women, obser
ved si .rift neutrality in inakuig up
her well-balanced program from
i'TUJ.in. French, Russian, auj
composers of neutral countries.
She played wiili a freshness of
'manner and qualilv of *timsie;d
feeling and intellectual insight
that anions well f>r her future in
the musi mi world, I';>rtieiiUiriv
:>atisfviiir \\ as her :ni -rpret.-lio.:
of Beethoven, am! lie!" leading l,
| K uPinsici 11 I i.i'' aro! 1«; ( 'p. ■
tproverT In :• a nTTT TFeT • '>■" rp. r il7
1 J-rtiatv , 1 ttv -oi-lc-i;i; aua
... ' .
! finr.ii of execute :i wen* pe/im:-"
j nent i h.uaeteristies of the entire
program. A profusion j>l flowers
evidenced her popularity.
Miss Crawford was assi: ted by
j I'iovd (». Bennett, who was hap
py in his selections and sang with
his usual pleasing style. Miss
Bessie Alderman proved a sym
pathetic a eompa.nist.
The program follows,:
Beethoven- Sonata -- -) p. 10.
j No, 2 (first movement) Allegro.
Godard - Jouglcrie (Jugglery)
- f-)p. —1-&7- ——3 —Kfude A iM-is—
Chadwie).- "Thou Art .to Me '
Tenor. . :
Chopin —Polonaise Op. 40,
No. 1, Allegro con .brio.
Rubenstein —4' me Barcarolle,
Schumann-"I'll Not Complain 1
Tenor. . . i
' L Sindlirg^-Fifth* Prelude Op.
$4. No. 1/
—Greensboro. Newsof April 20th.
Just and Calm Manner,
Nothing can be a better influence
for any chiltl than a just and cahn
manner of elder 6 in the family, mid a
reasonable regularity .of life, Suet
examples breed followers of. like qual
ities and habits which are healthful in
tbe highest degree.—Exchange.
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SI.OO A YEAfe I
$1 .00 a YearMn Adranc©
Maxwell Feats Startle
The motor racing season «ff
1915 has already deve 1 op edf
a distinct novelty the- tjon
st)|) .speed performance of 30#
mi ins or more.
At Clorona and at Venice, Bar
ney Oldfleld in a Maxwell Ctor
ran the entire and"
1 305 miles respectively —with out
I pausing for a .second in his mad
i career. The Corona course Old
field covered at the terrific aver
age of nearly 86 miles an hour.
The Venice race vas over a
slower course hut the n r >n-s top
feature enabled Oldfield t > wi®.-
from Billy Carlson, also in *
Maxwell, but who spent it few
seconds at his pit.
Carlson also established a non
stop, running the 30*5 miles of
the Point Loma Road ract.- near
San Deigo without hesitating aft
any stage, losing first place b>? a i.
matter of seconds only.
These performances have been
startling to racing man and de
signers alike. They have tacitly
served notice that the time «
not far distant when no »friver
can hope for victory units* his
car is able to go through the
whole distance of its race with
. out a tire change, a replenish
ment of supplies or a stop for
any mechanical trouble whatever-
Such a feat would been
• impossible to the speed dtrions
of a year ago. Even now it is
' almost revolutionary That speed
• cars should be built to any >thar
1 requisits than mere speed would
• have been esteemed herwsay in
former years. It must soon lie
t come a creed. For the fight,, ef
ficient, well balanced, non-stop
• Maxwells ask no odds of any of
- their rivals in pure speed adding
to their ability to roll fast, a
faculty to keep rolling which m
almost fatal to opponents' hoyes.
So thoroughly has the pro Me*
of balance and lightness been
• worked out in the Maxwells that
in more than 8,000 miles of tra
vel at high speeds in practice
and competition on the Coastcir
-1 cuit during the winter, but »ne
; tire change was necessary at the
• race track.
Economy in supplies which
had been incorporated into the
Maxwell design by Chief Engi
neer, Ray Ilarroun, then became
a tremendous asset. A 30-gallon
gasoline tank would, it was dis
• covered, carry ample fuel for
300 miles on racing. The cares,
in fact, -demonstrated an uihilitf
-4 to average from hi to lfj mil?"? to
the gallon, even at a sustained
- speed of nearly 1)0 miles au '-.our.
Lubricating oil was used irs sim
ilarly parsimonious way. Reserve
water was unnecessary. An d
" non-stop runs began to be re
J Racing men roughly estimated
" that a car loses a mile by a fuAi
stop of merely momentary dura
tion. Each minute spent at the
• pits loses the car over a mile
more. The race ears of the pres
' ent are virtually of equal speed.
~ "For the first time, efficiency and
economy .are' playing a big part
in determining the winner.
The Ladies Aid Society, of the
Methodist Church, will have a
• "White Safe"and "Spellingßee"
on Tuesday night, AprN 27th. at
, 8:30 o'clock, at tb£ store former
ly occupied by the Bros.,
on Main Street. The" public is
cordially invited to attend and
enter the contest.
3 Old and young men rind womes
| should give a glance through the
i. "Blue Back Spelling Book" and
' help in the fun and R«~.
1 member the date—April 27th.