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VOL XVI. NO. .|J
Great Step of Progress Taken by
The Wmmb ef the Tewa-
WUI be Helpful .
The Williamston Woman's Club
was organized Friday with the fol
lowing officers: Mre.W.H Harrell,
President; Mrs. Wheeler Martin,
Jr., Vice-President; Mrs, F. W.
Hoyt 2nd Vice-President; Mrs.
A. D. Mizell. Sec'y; Mrs*. John L.
No step has been taken by the
women of the town that should
be more heartily endorsed and
so generously helped as this. See
ing the broad field so urgently
in need of help, the wonder is
that such an organization has
not been in operation for a long
We feel sure that the Club will
help in the general uplift of the J
community in every way that
helps to make a good town. We
note here a few things which
have been accomplished in a cer-
tain town by a similar Club.
The women began a careful in- (
quiry to find just what their (
friends and sons were doing when
not engaged in their usual du-
ties of the day. And to their ut- T
ter astonishment, they found cer- j
tain men who would secrete.them
selves in some back room and
play poker. Other young men,
it was discovered, were breaking
into public buildings. The school
building had actually been brok- '
en into on many occasions and
high-handed gambling carried
on. It was also found that the
Court House had been entered '
by opening a defective blind and
playing in the petit jury room.
All of this was. objectionable.
But the thing that was most mor
tifying to the good women, was
that many of them found that
their small boys had seen, with
their keen and quick discerning
eyes, the playjng and gambling
by their fathers and older broth
ers, and were likewise congrega
ting in outbuildings, clumps of
woods and in other hiding places
and were gaming too. No one
was surprised at finding the boys
- playing, as they had seen their
own fathers, lawmakers, doctors,
lawyers, educators, town officers,
and prominent men in the com
munity playing, and certainly
they followed along. The wo
men handled the situation by
simply asking their husbands
and sons to stop and look at their
examples, and by keeping a more
vigilant eye on the small boy.
The result has been that more
than 60 per cent, of this danger
ous habit has been stopped.
They found that the playing of
rook, set back, bridge, etc., to
qn excess was detrimental, and
a cause for time-wasting; they
found that 47 girls and 21 boys
had been tardy and lost their
places on the honor roll caused
by late rook playing at night and
late sleeping in the morning.
That a few family spats had oc
curred because of the neglect to
have soriie small things looked
after, sach as sewing buttons on
pants, etc., which might easily
have been done in the hours of
The club has teen wonderfully
successful with this problem by
advising their members and
friends to have an occasional
game in some good home where
a pleasant evening can be (pass
ed suiropnded by the proper at
mosphere. 4 .
In this item alone much time
has been saved to the reading
and study of good books and
Another very important dis
covery was the finding by many
mothers that their own little
boys were smoking dangerous
cigaretts. All these boys had
been told many times not to
smoke, and had given their sol
em promise not to do it. But
force was brought to bear on
them by their larger associates
and the seeing of grown ups,
doctors, lawyers and others very
prominent in the town whom
they had chosen as their model.
The result has been that every
man has agreed to do his best
to prevent any other person from
beginning a habit that is so de
structive to the brain tissue. And
you can now find very few boys
on the streets picking up cigar
and cigarette stumps.
Another very important dis
covery maned by the Club in the
town referred to was that you
can "help your neighbor, your
town and community in simple,
plain dress by saving in this item
alone. And several families,
who had been spending, most of
their income for dress show, and
buying their groceries on time,
have now gotten on a system of
debt paying, tnd the town mer
chants say they are saving thous
ands of dollars that they have
formerly been beaten out of.
The stimulation of the credit,
morals and honor of the town has
One other discovery made
which w«s a surprise was that
the townNs paying out more for
shows that it is for schools. No
complaint was heard at the cost
of shows, but much growling and
kicking against taxes. It was
conceded that an occasional show
of good moving pictures is not
real harmful. But the great
number of pictures of heineous
men and beasts were making the
wrong impressions upon the
young minds of the town. The
film trusts had advertised thous
ands of scenes that had no foun
dation of truth in them—had
organized voting contests, draw
ing contests and other things
calculated to excite the »nind and
drift it from the thought of more
importaut and real things.
It was found that most failures
in recitations and examinations
at school were caused from the
waste of time at the picture
shows. The child's mind was
filled with the myth of some mo
tion picture, and no real thinking
which is necessary to make the
brain grow and develop had been
The pictures which were so
largely advertised as Bible pic
tures, only for the purpose of
holding down the church folks
and drawing them out, were gen
erally found to be pictures by
men whose knowledge of the
Bible and love for God were too
limited to make a picture fit to
jnake the early impressions upOft
the young mind of the things of
God, and a careful reading of the
Bible was substituted instead of
the picture show,
Now only an occassional show
which is strictly censored before
is allowed- The bill boards of
the film trusts have been remov
ed from the prominent corners,
especially the postoffice, and the
picture show has been placed be
hind the home, the church and
the school. And much better re
sults are seen In the school work.
These are only a few things
which have been accomplished,
as there are hundreds of things
in every town which may be im
proved. And we have the faith
in our wojmen to belive that they
«n do tbehr p ra
WILLI AMSTON, N. C.. FRIDAY. SEPT. 10, 1915
FROM OAK CITY
Billie Haislip was in town Fri- 1
Lizzie Moore has entered school
J. C. Ross left for Baltimore
James Fleming spent Sunday
J. W. Hines spent the week
end in Norfolk.
Mrs. T. W. Davenport return
ed from Roper Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Ross went
to Robersonville Sunday.
Miss Lulu Jones has returned
from a visit to Hamilton.
J. L. Davenport, of James
ville, was here Saturday.
Mrs. H. K. Harrell and daugh
ter are in Norfolk this week.
Mrs. Jack Hyman made flay
ing trip to Norfolk Sunday.
Messrs. Henry Cherry and Leon
Roberson were here Sunday.
Mrs. Annie Norman and daugh
ter left for Norfolk Tuesday.
Mrs. J. P Long, of Burgaw, is
visiting Mr. and Mrs. Joe Long.
Mrs. Tommy Bell spent the
week-end with Mrs. J. W. Hines.
Jerry Casper, of Kenly is spend
ing a few days with his mother.
Miss Annie M. Dautridge re
turned from Norfolk Wednesday.
Mrs. C. M. Hurst returned from
ft short trip to the country Frf*
Messrs. Claud Nelson and
Charley Crisp spent Sunday in
Messrs. Joe and Charlie Coun
cil were here from Rocky Mount
Miss, Pauline Beverly, of Beth
el, arrived Monday to attend
The High School opened Mon
day, Sept. 6th, with a good at
Little Syble and Eloise Ross
- Bpest a few days in Robersonville
1 Misses Emily Hines and Clarice
1 Cartwright returned from Virg
■ inia SundayT
Mrs. Thurston Allsbrook arid
Mißs Esther Allsbrook left for
their home Friday.
Little Margaret Fleming from
Greenville arrived Sunday to en
ter school here.
Miss Dora Bush, of Norfolk,
is visiting her mother, Mrs. Joe
Long, this week.
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Daniel and
daughter attended meeting at
Flat Swamp Sunday.
Tom and Luther Davenport left
Tuesday to attend the funeral of
their sister at Pine Town.
Miss Mary Lambeth, of Guil
ford College, came Friday to take
charge as principal of the High
Miss Estell« House returned
from Rocky Mount Thursday, ac
companied by Mr. and Mrs. Gor
Mrs. Bettie Brown, who has
been the guest of her son, Nat
Brown, returned to her home in
Miss Kate McLean, of Moore
County, arrived Friday to take
charge of the musical depart
ment of the High School here.
T. W. Davenport, J. L., and
J. W. Hines, N. M. Worslev and
W. 0. Council spent Thursday in
WilHamston to attend the Farm
iiSUJ ifi.lr B#* MiNt. V'l't
THE JURY LIST
Trial of Civil And Criminal Cases
September Term of Mar
tin Superior Court.
Urst week. —Jameaville Town
ship:—Simon E. Corey, Q. N.
Cooper, Geo. H. Bailv, J. T. Hin
son, J. H. Ange.
Williams Township: —W. L. 11
Manning, Lawrence S. Griffin
Griffins District:—W. A. Har- s
dison, L. H. Peel. E. S. Peel,
Buck Roberson. '
Robersonville Township:— R.
L Smith, N. 0. Vannortwick, J.
D. Martin, Edwara Jolly, J. C- r
Williamston Township:—R. A.
Critcher, J. C. Riddick, S. S.
Hadley, Leslie Fowden. j
Cross Roads Township:—Frank
L. Teel, W. H. Crawford J. B.
Poplar Point Township:—E.M.
Lowell. T. W, Wells. i
Bear Grass Township:—C. B.
Harrisn, J. M, Rodgerson, H. C. i
Goose Nest Township:—J. W.
Roberson, W. S. Casper, H. C.
Harrington, Sylvester Sills, R. S.
Hamilton Township:—J. H. i
Purvis, W. A. White, C. J.
Second Week. Jamesville
Township:—W. H. Stallings, R.
| Williams Township:—Will A.
i i*e .
Griffins Township:—J. H. Rev
Goose Nest Township:—M. L.
Burnett, Jesse A. Powell.
Bear Grass Township—J. D.
Harrison, Geo. R. Terry, W. AS
Williamston Township: -J. C.
, Anderson, J. F. Jones.
Cross Roads Township:-W.K.
Roebuck, C. M. Swain.
Hathway, C. D. Jenkins. R. H.
Weaver, A. E, Purvis, F. S Pur
J w ■ 1
On last Saturday night thieves
entered the new Baptist Church
1 which is in the course of erection,
r stole some clothing and boots of
the men who are engaged at
i work on the building, and took
- a key which had locked the door
on the inside. Again on Wed
nesday night of this week the
church was entered and one of
the windows broken. It is hard
to believe that there are persons
' in Williamston so base as to be
I guilty of such action, and one
might well ask what are the night
II policemen doing when this des
f ecration is going on?
Received Law license
1 Among the seventy-eeven ap
plicants for license before the
i Supreme Court, appears the name
- of Harry Murden Stubbs, who
- studied law this year at Wake
Forest. Mr. Stubbe took his de
-3 gree at the University of North
t Carolina last year, but an eye
n trouble kept him from studying
•for months, and so he could not
finish in law until this year. He
e is the son of Senator H. W.
e Stubbs and a young man of splen
" did parts, whose friends predict
for him a brilliant career in his
d chosen profession. /,
n Mrs. E. R. Smith left Wednes
- day for Standish, Mich., to spend
a month with relatives-
Joe Council spent Sunday here.
Miss Lula Jones is visiting
friends here. i
Willie Sherrod went to Rocky
Mrs. M. I. Fleming visited in (
Enfield last week.
Mrs. Herbert Salsbury is visit- (
ing relatives here. f
Lorey Waldo, of Portsmouth,
spent last week here.
C. D. Council, of York, Pa., is
visiting his mother here. £ 1
Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Boyle have ,
returned from Boston.
Mrs. Sallie Rodgers is visiting
Mrs. W. A. Davenport.
Mrs. John Ayers has returned
from a visit to Williamston.
Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Haislip
spent Labor Day in Norfolk.
Jordan Hines and Willie Sher
rod. went to Spring Hill Sunday.
Miss Fannie Matthews return
ed from Morehead City Tuesday.
Misses Lula Teachy and Louise
Horn have returned to Rocky
Miss Mary B. Salsbury is vis
iting her grandfather, Judge
Willie Sherrod left Tuesday for
Warrenton, where he will attend
Miss Delia Purvis returned
from Black Mountain Tuesday
accompanied by Mrs. Jim John
son and daughters.
Steven Ewell, C. D. Perkins,
Asa Johnson and Mr. Roberson
attended the ball game at Rocky
, Mount Wednesday.
Dr. M. I. Fleming went to Nor
folk Friday to take S. D. Mat
thews, who had the misfortune
to break his knee-cap.
To Prepare Rest Room
The Board of Town Commis
sioners has taken up the matter
of providing a community build
ing to be opened for the use of
the women and children of the
county, when in town. This move
i ment should receive the endorse
-1 ment of everybody. The need for
' such a place where women and
children, who are often forced t*
t come to court, and too, for those
: who come shopping or sight-see
ing, to rest and relax while in
town, has long been felt. Such
? rooms will be appreciated by all
Many.counties are establishing
s similar conveniences, and we
2 hope that the county will co-ope
} rate with the Town Board in pro
t viding some capable working
" woman *) care for the rooms; to
see that they are kept warm,
?lean and comfortable.
The business men of the town
have agreed to properly furnish
same with chairs, rugs and other
e necessary furnishings.
Eye Specialist Coming.
An experienced optician repre
h senting A. K. Hawkes Co., At
e lanta, Ga., wiil be at the office of
g Dr. J. H. B. Knight, Sept. 22nd,
it for ONE DAY ONLY, when and
e where he will examine the eyes
r . and fit glasses for all who desire
i- his services. There will be nc
t charge for this expert service,
is You will only have to pay foi
your glasses. All who are hav
ing any trouble with their eyei
i- are invited to come and cotne
d promptly. His work will be guar
teed by Dr. Knight. Ad.
si.oo a Year in Adyanmm
THINGS DIDN'T W
And Thii Individual Gentleman De
cided Hint He Would Fart
On Tuesday of last weefe* /as.
Simpson, who was under bamt
for appearance here before Judge.
Godwin, after arriving in tovmi
and looking over the situation, de
cided that things appeared sqni
ly, and so slipped away.
He drove here through the
country, and saying that he was
going to meet his wife and chil
dren on the arrival of the tram
from Jamesville, went down the
street toward the depot, but evi
dently took another route as he
has not been seen since.
His wife with three children
remained here until the noon
train and friends took them back
home. Much sympathy was felt
for her and the little children.
It will he -remembered that
Sheriff Crawford raided a still in
the lower part of the county re
cently, and that he and his com
panions saw and recognized the
men at the still. They knew the
man to be James Simpson and a
warrant was sworn out for hha_
Simpson evidently felt that the
testimony of Sheriff Crawfin€t
and Policeman Edwards vrouMT
convict him, and reasoning that
a good run was better than*
bad stand, he quietly went away~
Rural Route Amended!.
• -S • i
A petition by many of the cit
izens on route Number has
materially changed the £
The length of the route as
mended will mate it 28.70. The
addition to the route wilt begin
at Smith\yick Creek Church. them
1 south to E. Peel's corner:, thecx
east to Hardison's corner: thaai
north to W. E. Tice's; continue
north to N. J. Corey's and re
trace; then west to A. E. Giriff
• fin's corner.
The petition was placed iti the
■ hands of Hon. John H. Small..
' who saw the Fourth Assrrtaaft
( Postmaster General, and the
■ change was made as requ^stcjL^
• The length of time will be m
* creased one hour.
» Bankers Meet
I ----- '
j Monday, at Elizabeth City,, the*
j bankers in Group One met for-
I tl)e first time. Every bank which
is now a member was cepre
sented except one. Cashier God—
I win, of the Bank of Martin Coun
ty, is Sec-Treas. Those attend
ing from Williamston were, C- IE-
Godwin, R. G. Harrison, A. R.
3 Dunning and H. A. Biggs. Dr.
John D. Biggs, President of the
1 F. &M. Bank, who was to re
spond to a toast at the banqoet*
1 was too ill to leave home. Mr. A~
R. Dunning responded to the ad
r dress of welcome delivered by
Rev. C. A. Ashby, rector of
Christ Church, Elizabeth City-
The meeting was a pleasant one,
and will be productive of good*
! " increasing, as it will, a closer re*-
lationship among the banks in
* the group. Monday night, n .
'» splendid banquet was enjoyed aft „
d the Southern Hotel.
e The children amifcasndchldroe
o of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Gardner
». visited them last week, and te--
>r gether spent a most delightful |
r- reunion. There were Mr. and. J
« Mrs. Lee Gardner and children y
e Mr. and Mrs. Henry Gardner anff
»- Dr. and Mrs. John W. Willfame.