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ALFRED H. WHITMORE, BDITOft.
M. C. aa mw* Claw Mall Matter.
Friday, March, 22, tqoj
judge Crawford Birrs Honored
The members of the Lotus Club
gave a reception to Hon. and Mrr.
J. Crawford Biggs, of Durham, on
Tuesday evening in4neclub rooms,
which was a brilliant affair. Hie
reception was attended bv many
prominent citizens of the state, in
cluding the Lieutenant Gov
ernor of the state and prominent
members of the bar thoughout the
state and by a large majority ol
Williamston's society jxrople. The
event was a memorable one ill tin
history of the club and was a suc
cuss in every particular. Tlu
rooms were testily decorated in
pink and white, aud flowers of
luxuriant growth were spotted
about giving a beautiful effect.
Levins orchestra of Raleigh played
a number of selections during the
evening. The sweet music, fair
women aud the good spirits of the
company made the evening one of
Tne receiviug party was coin
posed of Mr. Dennis S. Biggs, tin.
president of the club, Hon. and
Mrs. J. Crawford Biggs, of Durham
aud Hon. Francis 1). Winston, ol
Windsor with Miss Anna Crawford.
During the receiviug hours a
large number of people called
among whom were Hons. John W
Hinsdale, of Raleigh, C. C. I)an
iels, of Wilson and J. A. Whitley
and Mr ahd Mrs. Kada B. Craw
ford, Mr. and Mrs. Asa T. Craw
ford, Mr. W. 11. Crawford, Rev.
and Mrs, George Dowell, Mis. 1
Rosena Dowell, Miss Eva liinstcii
of Kinston, Mrs. Frederick W
Hovt, of Washington, Mrs. Georgt
W. Newell, Miss Nelle Simpson
Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Manning, Mr
and Mrs. J. C. Crawford, Mr. am
Mrs. S. Justus Everett, Misse
Mary Hassell, Ella Staton, Nanim
Smith. Annie aud Essie Peele
May Bennett, Hatty Lou Ward
Meta Liles, Misses Hodges aiu
Hyman, Euzelia Deans, of Tarboto
Miuuie Sparks, Miss Sherrell an
Meesrs. Barnes, J. T. Smith Join
L. Hassell, C. B. Hassell, F. 8
llassell, Drs. J. B. 11. Knight an
James Sladc Rhoades, Louis 11
Harrison, C. A. Baker, S. A. New
ell B. A. Critcher, Dr.J. A: White
F. D. Taylor, Harry Biggs, Jess
T. Price, Henry Slade, A. 1)
Mizell, Frank F. Fagan, \J. D
Leggett, Wilson G. Lamb, Jr., '1
S. Grahaiji, Eli Curganus, H. M
Burras, B. Frank Godwin, Jr., J
G. Godard, Grover Haidison, War
ren H. Biggs, A. Iv. Whit more, J
G. Staton, R. J. Peele, C. A
JefTress, W. T. Meadows an*
Interest in Williamstou naturall
ceuters around Mrs. W. T. Crav.
ford who has been entertaining In i
nephew, J, Crawford Biggs, >
Durham, who is the judge presii •
ing at this session of the Siiperit l
Court. Mrs. Crawford is cntei
taining Mr. and Mrs. Higgs in tli
hou»e in which her distinguUhc
father, the late Senator Asa Biggs
lived; the association of the houn
with Mr. Biggs' grandfather makes
his visit particularly interesting,
"lacraaaeVfanr Tlie farmer 1 *
larrer la proportion to the fertility
of hi* farm. To (apply to your farm
tba elements that have been taken
from It l>y planting and Imrveatiutf
—on after *ea*on, use bountifully
(with a apeclal formala (or every
crop). They lay at the root of thou»
•ode aad thovaanda of proaperoua
farina. Uee theao fertiliser* tor *ll
your crop*, no matter what tbi-y
maybe. They will greatly "inorcaw
your yield*per acre." ami make your ■
money- bag fuller. Ask your dealer
tor them, and If be can't auppiy you,
write u* direct. Don't pay your
good money, nor give your not*, tor
any inferior aubatitute.
MMM-CMtIHU CHEMICAL CO.,
Richmond, Va. Atlanta, tia.
Norfolk, Va. Savannah, (la.
Durham. iTC. Montaomery.Ala.
Charleeton, 8. C. Mempbia.Tenn.
JfL tfbnvtpur t, Ia
Ayer's Sarsaparilla Is not a
strong drink. As now made,
there is not a drop of alcohol
in it. It is a non-alcoholic tonic
and alterative; Ask your own
doctor about your taking this
medicine for thin, impure
blood. Follow his advice
every time. He knows.
M W« publish our fortnuiu
jTM m w * Xcohol
Awfl F from our modiolnes
M ■ Wo urro you to
L. JLLJC'I O ° ott iV.j!r
Ask your doctor, "What is the flrst-great
rule of liealtli r* " Nine doctors out of
ten will quickly reply, " Keep the bowel*
regular. Thin ask him another ques
tion, "'S'liat Jo you think of Ayer's
«—KViiby tli*/, u Co., I.owo!l, tfiiM.—»
md the people of Williamstcn and
Martin County warmly welcome
him to the native home of his fam
Mrs. Crawford, who as Mi»
Martha Biggs, was a belle in both
North Carolina and Washington
society when her father represent
ed the state in the senate. As u
young lady she was beautiful and
charming, qualities which she now
possesses, enhanced, however. by
the passing years in which she hat
grown old so gracefully. In v
journal kept by her sister, Misf
Lucy Biggs, is an interesting ac
count of when young Martha was
presented to Washington official
society during the administration
of President Buchatiiiau aud whilt
his niece, the brilliant Harriel
Lane Johnson, was mistress of tlu
White House. Siie was described
as "a beautiful young girl wear
ing a simple muslin gown suitable
for a debutant."
' Mrs. Crawford clings tenaciously
to the traditions of her forefathers,
especially in her love for the South
she lias never forgotten the terron
of war, still strongly defends Hit
beloved Confederacy aud has nevei
allowed the "yankee" the pleasurt
of her acquaintance, she still
strongly insists that he must bt
kept at a distance. In religion,
too, she holds fast to the teaching*
of her father, and oue may see hut
now at Skewarkee, a church neai
town, in whirli her father and fore
Mrs. Crawford is surrounded by
au interesting family, the circh
having been broken by the deatli>
of her husband and one daughter,
Martha. Her children living and
by whom she is so dearly beloved
and respected are: Messrs. William
Henry, Asa Thomas, Kada Biggs,
Benjamin Coffield and Miss A nun
Tetter, Silt Rheum and Eczema.
These are diseases for which
Chamberlain's Salve is especially
valuable. It quickly allays tin
itching aiul smarting and soon
effects a cure. Price, 25 cents. FOl
sale by S. Kj
Mr. C. II Brcniiaman, the vet
eran cigar manufacturer of Balti
more, was in town yesterday.
Messers. W. A. James, S. 1,. |
Ross, J. 11. Roberson and Will
Martin of Kobersonville were seen
011 tbe streets jluring the week,
Messrs. R T. Tavlot and J. K !
Roberson of Gold Point were in
town this week.
Hon C. C. Daniels, the clever
and efficient Solicitor of this dis
trict, left for his home in Wilson
Wednesday afternoon, having fin
ished the criminal docket.
Mr. J. W. Martin, the superin
tendeut of roads in Edgecombe
County, arrived last night. He
| returned to Taiboro this morning
carrying with him five prisoners
who were sentenced at this term of
court to work on the roads.
Mr. W. Polk McCraw, the genial
prescription clerk at the Jeffress
Drug Store, will resign his position
the first of April to accept a sim
; ilar position in Rocky Mount. Mr.
McCraw has made many friends in
town who will reKret very much to
sec him leave, but they will all be
glad to know that he will better
his condition by the change.
! Instead of appropriating $1, 000,•
000,000 it seems that the short
ession of Cotigress only appro
priated $919.94800. This looks
like considerably more of a bar
The path to a good job in N.Y.,
1 1 .-ads through the Cabinet in
MARCH TERM SUPERIOR
The March term Superior Court
was opened Monday morning, with
i Judge J. Crawford Biggs upon the
1 bench, and Hon. C. C. Daniels rep
resenting the state.
The criminal docket was ex
tremely small, His Honor saying
that it was the smallest criminal
docket that be had had in the nine
weeks of his work upon the bench.
The cases up*, n this docket were
i disposed of by Wednesday noon,
j They were as as follows:
State vs. Robert Rawls and Eu
' gene Davis, not guilty, state vf.
| Clinton Sykes retailing without
I license, 60 days on the roads, state
j vs Simon Fagan L. & R. not guilty
! state vs Jack Jones A. D. W. #35
' aud costs state vs John Cox pass
! ing counterfeit money 3 years on
' roads state vs A. W. Bailey A D.
j W. guilty fined $'5.00 state vs.
1 Tobe Beasley a d w 6 months on
! roads state vs Charles Dickens c c
j w 60 days ou roads state vs Charles
i i! d w judgement suspended state
! vs Ceasar Purvis and Wlll. Purvis,
affray #25 each and cost state vs.
j Henry Harris* a d w SSO and costs
state vs Will Latham a d w not
I guilty state vs Joseph Nelson a d
w ( (o days on roads state vs Jack
Coffield and Silas Williams affra>
*,15 each and costs King Bland a d
w not guilty Jim More a d w sls
and cost Lewis Parker and Son a d
w $35 each and cost state vs W.
A. Ayers a d w $25 and costs state
vs Will Latham ccw $25 and costs
state vs J W Hriley ccw $25 aud
I'he civil docket was taken [up
Wednesday afternoon and the
cases of Latham vs Latham aud
J. H. Robertson A Co. vs J. C.
Stevens and wife Were disposed of.
The case of Latham vs Lathan,
was a divorce case and was soon
disposed of judgement for the
plaintiff. The case of J. H. Rob
ersou & Co. vs J. C Stevens and
wife was compromised.
The granu jury did good work.
From accounts of court officials this
jury did more work in the same
length of time than any grand
jury empanelled in many years.
The judge complimented them very
highly. Their report on the jail,
offices and the county home wa>
that everything was in good order.
The following gentlemen com
posed the giand jtuy:
J, W. V. R.
Taylor, F. Edwards, B. B. Sher
rod, B. S. Cowing, R. I). Jones,
J. A. Powell, J. K. Gurgatius.
Jacob Spivey, J. R. White, A. R.
V'ick, A. Hassell, W. H. Hopkins.
H. C. Northani, B. H. Rolierson,
W. 11. Bennett, L- B. Harrison
and J. L. Beasley; H. I). Taylor,
officer of the grand jury.
The following gentlemen com
posed the petit jury:
A. J. Adams, Paul Rogerson,
R. G. Sexton, E. E. Rd>erson,
S. L- Ward, J R. Griffin, Jas. H.
Hardison, 11. L. Iwerett, 11. T.
Roberson, Howell Warren, Mc G.
Warren, A. E. Smith. H. D. Peel,
J. D. Roberson.
The charge of His Honor to the
jury in substance was as follows:
That the grand jury is one of
the most ancient, venerable and
important bodies of the Knglish
Judicial System. It was the pe*
culiar product, the gradual out
growth of the life, manners, cus
toms and conditions of our ances
torsjti Brittiau. The exact date
of the origin of the jury system is
not known, it is shrouded in the
mists of antiquity. Suffice it to
say that after many ye us of war
fare between the petty monarchs
of the Heptarchy, that regime gave
place to the first united kingdom,
; to the first monarch whose sway
; extended practically throughout
the bound of what is now England
! and whose supremacy was recog
j ui/.ed bv the factions that had been
engaged in almost constant war
fare for seven hundred years.
When this united nation api>ears
on the pages of authentic history,
| the first eaily beginnings of the
jury system, a system hitherto un
known to the world, are found
deeply imbedded in the social
and political life of these people.
From this crude beginning our
Grand and Petit Jury sprang. It
appears tlieu, that the Jury had its
origin with thore customs and
manners of the early English peo
ple that in the course of centuries
crystallized into law and became
the strong right arm of the courts.
It has held iu our system, this
proud position to the present day.
From these beginnings there de
veloped the Grand Inquest, the
Grand Jury, a body possessing
! J*.i ■ •- .. •- -• . - ii-\ . >.
large and important judicial func
tions. By reason of its judicial
character and in order to preclude
the possibility of outside influence
of any kind, this the very foun
tain head of Justice was carefully
guarded. The peculiar duties of
this body makes it encumbent upon
it to keep secret iU proceedings.
This the court charged was most
vital and most important
That it was not necessary for tlu
of the grand jurv to know the law,
or the various definitions of crime,
T>ut merely to ascertain the fact:
and submit thein to the court.
•Here His Honor briefly defined
the four capital felonies that, re
main of the two hundred that ex
istcd at the beginnig of the eight
eenth century, and gave some gen
-ral directions to the Grand Jur>
for their guidance in the j»erfoi
uiance of the duties of their office
Mi s Bessie Savage of near Rock>
Mount, who has been visiting Mis-
Laura Salsbury lift Moiidjy morn
ing. Miss Savage is a very attrac
tive young lady, and her friend!
were very ntwclt grieved by hei
eaily departure, but hope to have
her visit here again soon.
Miss C'ara Salsbury now of Rob
ersomille, spent Saturday and
Sunday with her people here.
Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Salsbury of
Hamilton spent Sunday with their
people here. Hon. R. H Sals
bury seetned to have enjoyed the
day very much, it being a small
Mr. W. Z. Morton of Roberson
ville drove out Sunday afternoou,
Miss Salsbury accompanied him
back, so as to resume her noble
work ot musical instruction.
North Carolina—Martin County.
Corbitt Buggy Co. l
vs. !- In Superior
Simpson Hardware Co. ) Court
The defendant above nauied will takt
notice that au action entitled a* almvr
has been commenced in the Superior
Court of Martin County, wherein the
plaintiff, The Corbitt Buggv Company,
inks, i, judgement for s>9s on an open
account 2, that au order iaaue restrain
ing the said Siuit>son Hardware Com
pauy, or any agent or attorney thereof,
from disposing of any of the goods 01
other property of said Corporation, 3,
that a receiver lie appointed to collect,
preserve aud secure the assets of sair.
Cor|K>ratinn and the said defendant wil
further take notice that pursuant to ai
order in the cause he is required to show
cause before his Honor Judge J. Craw
ford Biggs, Judge holding the Courts oi
the 4111 judicial District, at Tarlwro, N.
C. on the and day of April, 1907, why s
receiver should not be appointed of tb«
property of the said Simpson Hardware
Company, and a' restraining order issue
forbidding the said Simpson Hardwart
Company from disposing of any of tin
property of said Company until the
final judgement in this cause.
This Bth day of March, 1907.
J. A. lioiius, C. 8. C.
I'. 8. If AssKt.i., Attorney for l'laiiitiff.
Having qualified as administrator of
11. H. Hryan deceased, this is to notify
all persons indebted to said estate to
come foward anil settle at once and all
persona to whom said estate is indebted
will preseut them to the undersigned
for payment on or before Mflrch 11 190s
or this notice will be plead in liar ot
This 12th day of March 1907.
3-!5-4t * J. B. ANTHONY, Adm.
North Carolina \ In Superior Court
Martin County I Before the Clerk
Burrout A. Critcher, Adtn., d b n c t a of
J. L. Kwell, deceased
K. B. Kwell. J. Davis Kwell, Harry
L. Kwell, Wilson Kwell, and Clinton
The defendant, K. B. Kwell, above
named will take notice that an action
entitled as aliove has been commenced
before the Clerk of the Superior Court
of Martin County to sell land for assetts
to pay debts of J. L. Kwell deceased,
and the said defendant will further take
notice that he is required to appear be
fore the Clerk of the Superior Court of
Martin Co. at his office on the jth day
of April 1907 at 11 o'clock a ui and ans
wer or demur to the complaint in said
action, or the plaintiff will apply to the
court for the relief demanded In said
This the nth day March 1907.
,ytj-4t J. A. Hoaas, C. S. C.
By virtue of a decree of the Superior
Court of Martin county heretofore duly
rendered in a special proceeding there
in pending entitled, '"ln the matter of
Stacy Cox, Nash Cox and Thomas b.
Cox, infanta, by their, next friend, W.
C, Manning the unM*igned duly ap
pointed commissioner by virtue of said
decree will, on the first Monday in April
>907, (it being the first day of April) at
It o'clock M., expose to public sale to
the highest bidder for cash, at the court
FLUE CURINC IMPROVES TOBACCO LIKE
ROASTING IMPROVES GREEK COFFEE
Flue Curing Develops the Stimulating Aroma and Taata
Found In Schnaoos that SaUtftet Tobacco Humor
There are three ways used by far
mers for curing and preparing their
tobacco for the market; namely, sun
cured, air cured and flue cured. The
old and cheap way is called air cured;
the lajpr discovery and improved way
is called flue cured. In flue-curing
the tobacco is taken from the field
and suspended over intensely hot
flues in houses especially built to re
tain the heat, and there kept in the*
proper temperature until this curing
process developes in the tobacco the
stimulating taste and fragrant aroma
found in Schnapps tobacco, just as
green coffee is made fragrant and
stimulating by the roasting process.
Only choice selections of this ripe,
juicy flue cured leaf, grown in the
famous Piedmont country, where the
best tobacco grows, are used in
Schnapps and other Reynolds' brands
of high grade, flue cufed tobaccos.
B. J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, WINSTON-SALEM, N. 0.
house door in Williamsten, N. C. the
following described parcel of land, lying
and being iu said State and county and
designated as follows: Adjoining the
lands of Charles Turner, the heirs of
James Johnson and others, anil lying on
the road leailiug from Hobgood to Oak
City, in (loose Nest Township, ami more'
particularly descrilied as follows, vis:
Beginning ut a corner of the Johnson
land on"-the north si.le of the county
road, thence aloug the line to Cooper's
or Johnson's land to Sol Turner's line,
tlieuce with said Turner's line to a stake
at the head of ' Turner's Avenue," thence
(long the line of the county road to the
beginning, containing 53 acres, more or
less, aud known as the "Berry Brown
Place" and being the tract of land des
cribed in the petition in the above eu
titled special proceeding.
This iftth day of February, 1907.
(». V. COWI'KR, Com.
WINSTON & KVKRKTT, Att'y.
Sold in all storse in Williamston
NO DIME CIGAR
Its a Mild Cigar and of a pecu
■liarly fine flavor. Made exclusive
ly fur myself.
EI Coreso Cigar
Ask for it. Refuse Others
L. E. COREY,
rr o'e-TT y ti
f STRAW NO. 5 j
I "Straws show which way the J
[ wind blows."
A short talk with
I The Business Men
Well, Mr. Man of Business 1
fc you say you aro 35 years old
y and have the bulk of your J
money invested iu your busi- (
ness, but that you desire In
* surance protection.
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k Life, Fire, Accident- 1
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t Office over F. ft M. B'k BTd'g (
Hundreds of imitation brands are
on sale that look like Schnapps; the
outside of the imitation plugs of to
bacco is flue cured, but the inside is
filled with cheap, flimsy, heavily
sweetened air cured tobacco; one
chew of Schnapps will satisfy tobacco
hunger longer than two chews of
such tobacco. v
Expert tests prove that this flue
cured tobacco, grown in the famous
Piedmont region, requires and takes
less sweetening than any other kind,
and has a wholesome, stimulating,
satisfying effect on chewers. If the
kind of tobacco y6u are chewing don't
satisfy, more than the mere habit of
expectorating, stop fooling yourself
and chew Schnapps tobacco.
Schnapps is like the tobacco chew
ers formerly bought costing from 75c.
to SI.OO per pound; Schnapps is sold
at 50c. per pound in sc. cuts, strictly
10 and 15 cent plugs.
Fifty Third Year of
. , |
Baugh's High Grade Tobacco Guano
The Leading Brand in
the Carolinas for Tobacco
Animal Bone and Potash Compound
FOR COTTON, CORN, PEANUTS, ETC.
FOR SALE BY
J. L. HASSELL & CO.
WILLIAMSTON, N. C.
BAUGH & SNOS COMPANY
New Store and Fixtures
I am now located in the store two doors below *
my old stand on Main Street where 1 have put in an
up-to-date line of Jewelry Store fixtures.
I have one of the nicest selected stocks of jew
elry, etc, to be found in eastern North Carolina.
Repairing a specialty.
H. D. PEELE
WILLI AM STON, N. C.
RKPOBT TO THB NORTH CAROLINA CORPROATIOX COMMISSION
O* THK CONDITION Of
BANK or MARTIN GOUNTY
_ Williatnston, N. C., it the close of business Jan. 26, 1907.
Loans and discounts $97,453.71 _ . ,
■ Overdrafts 7,43091 Capital stock $15,000.00
I Stocks, bands, etc. 1,000.00 Surplus fund 8,500.00
Furniture and fixtures 1,868.00 Undivided profits, etc. 3,782.34
Demaudlloans 2,072.89 Time cer. of deposit 31.914.66
Dne from banks, etc. 20,859.85 ~ ~ . . ~ '
Stiver coin, etc. 5.539.27 sub. to c k 77,027.63
Slate of North Carolina—County of Martin.
I. J. G. Godard, cashier of the Bank of Mai tin County, do solemnly
■wear (or affirm) that the above statement is tri eto the beat of knowledge #
and belief. }. G. GODARD, Cashier.
Sworn to and subscribed before me I Correct—Atteat: Wheeler Mar- * !
this 6th day of Feb., 1007. K , tin, J no. 1,. H*sseU, J. Q. Staton,
C. H. GODWIN, Notary Public. | Directors.
WHBBLKR MARTIN, I»residuit J. G. STATON, Vice-President.
J. G. GODARD. Cashier.