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Yonr money hack.— Judicious ailrertis
ing is the kind that pays back to you
the money you invert. Space in thia
paper assures you prompt returns . .
VOL. VIII. - NO 31
M 9he X
am wrongs 1
Kn \V-j, ,»
ia food causes 4
stomach disorders—lts con- T
tinued use means permanent rjH
injury to health. JJjM
the advice of medical §l9
■ scientists, England and France have
■ passed laws prohibiting its use
■ in bread making.
V American housewives I
■ should protect their house
■ holds against Alum's wrongs
■ by always buying pure Grape I
■ Cream of Tartar Baking fl
4] Pure Grape Cream of I
■ Tartar Powder is to be had 9
■ for the asking— M
" Buy by name— A
RECOLLECTIONS OF A FORMER RESIDENT OF
Editor of The Enterprise.
Dear Sir —and through you
mv old friends and neighbors:
My niece, NJrs I,ucy Mi tell sofe
surviving representative of mt
family in Williatnston, has just
sent me three copies of your paper.
"The Enterprise," which is the
best edited, best printed, and seem
ingly the best patronized paper
ever published in Williatnston, ex
cept, perhaps, the "Mercury,"
which was published there about
1857 or 1858, founded and edited
bv the talented, though somewhat
errattic, young lawyer, A S.
Williams, the smallest man in
town. perhaps in the county, but
110 man of ray acquaintance at that
time had more good brains or kind
ness of heart than he had. The
"Mercury" was printed on a new
press from new type, and presented
the clearest and most readable page
of any paper published in Martin
County before or since' But "The
Enterprise" is a good second, and
that no scant praise of its typo
But it is not of the paper Itself
that I am moved to write, but of
thecontents of the copies before me.
Williatnston, or its vicinity, was
my birthplace, the home of my
childhood, and I find in your col
umns names familiar to me as
household words from the time of
my earliest recollection, and thev
take me back to a day which seems
But it requires some mental
effort to make myself realize that
the persons whose names appear
in the local columns of "The En
terprise" *re not, with a tew ex
ceptions, the persona I knew, bnt
their descendants, some of them
born vears after I left WilliaiustOu.
Some, however, are the veritable
friends of my childhood and youth,
and of some of these I wish to say
a few words, to show that old ac
quaintances have not been forgot
As there will not l»e room in
your paper for an extended review
of the list, 1 will refer very briefly
to such names as U'ggs, HasseM,
Lanier, Ctfstarpheu, Harrell, Rob
inson or Robertson, Staton, Craw
ford, Yarrell, Fagan, Peelc, Stubbs.
Lamb and others.
No doubt those refer-red to in
your paper by these names are
descendants of people I knew, and
that, most of them are as entirely
unknown to me as you are, Mr.
Editor. I have seen and kftown a
few of them, I knew Mrs. T. C.
Crawford when she was Miss Hat
tie Biggs, I also knew her father
and her brothers and sisters, and
have seen Her mother, and remem
ber well just how Miss Ilattie look
ed when she was a young lady, a
few years before jhe married Mr.
Crawford, whom I also knew and
remember, even his features.
The Carstarphens are doubtless
all descendants of my «ld friends
Mr. W. H. and Mrs. Mary Carstar
phen, why I knew her when she
was Miss' Marv King, no older,
perhaps, than her youngest daugh
ter now is. But hold, if I go on
at this rate people will be asking
"bow old you be?" and I would
not like to say.
Then there's Harry Stubbs tie is
another whom I have seen. He
was a little boy in knee breaches
When I saw him last. His mother
StL a V-""
WILLIAMSTON, N. C.. FRIDAY, MAY 3 1907
was my Sunday School teacher
once. I was qtiite at home in her
father's bouse in those days when
lawyer Jesse Stubhs was paying
court there, and I saw goodly por
tions of ber briilal trousseau long
betore her fiance saw tbem, Oh;
but there were stunning creations
among them- Two gowtis particu
larly. One was—but space wont al
And so I might say something of
sevVial other familiar names if
spice allowed, but this must suffice
for the living.
One of the papers, II was an old
copy, mentioned the death of two
tfhohad been soldiers in the Con
federate Army, 61st regiment,
Biggs' company William Anderson
and Aaron Koberson. Bill Ander
son aud myself were boys togeth
er, aliout the same age, perhaps he
was three or four years older than
I was. Aaron Kolierson was our
nearest neighbor at the time I
knew him, a quiet, hard working
■nan, and father of two daughter,
one of them as old as myself 1 be
lieve she is now Mrs. Clifford
Bland. I do not rentinenber that
Mr Koberson was in the army,
though I haveTio doubt he was. 1
had forgotten it.
I do not remember that either of
these men were in Biggs' company;
and Wm. Biggs, son of Judge Asa
Biggs, of Williamstou was captain
of Company A. »7th N. C. regi
ment not the fust. It is well to
correct little mistakes like this
now before they get into written
history if it is a mistake. It is just
possible that there was a captain
Biggs of the 61 st, and that these
men were members of his company
but I suspect the facts as reported
in "The Enterprise" are some
[Mrs. Aaron Roberson and Wm.
Anderson enlisted November 4, '6l
lin Company 11. 61st, N. C. Cap-
John R. Lanier was the first cap
tain, he was succeeded by Captain
Wtfi B. Lanier in May '62 and
tfaptain John Dawson Biggs suc
ceeded to the command of the com
pany in May '64.
Company A. 17th, N. C. had for
CompauyA. 17th, N. C. had
for its first captain John C. Lamb,
who was promoted in May '62 to
Lieutenant Colonel. He was suc
ceeded by Lieutenant Win. Biggs.
And then I would like to refer
to the great changes and improve
ments in the town: batiks, rail
roads, telephones, electric lights,
coucrete sidewalks, brick build
ings, up-to-date postoffice, lawn
tenuis, schools, churches amuse
ment, all very modern and so diff
erent from the Williamston of my
boyhood that I dare say I would
not know it, nnd would fiud my
self a stranger in a strange place,
among people familiar only in
names, should I visit you. So I
think I will remain here, among
friendly and well known, and well
liked strangers, where there are
enough mosquitos in summer to
make one teel a 4 home, and where
chills and fevers bane *of the Roa
noke valley are unknown.
With assurance of kind remem
brance of old friends and liest
wishes for their descendants, also
for much success of "The Enter
prise," I am vour friend
Wm. H. Wyatt.
116 Prospect Place.
Rutherford, N. J.
Good Words fir Cliabtrlili's Cough
People everywhere take pleasure
in testifying; to the good qualities
of Chamberlain's Cough Remedy.
Mrs. Edward Phillips of Barclay.
Md., writes: "I wish to tell you
that I can recommend Chamber
lain's Cough Remedy. My little
girl, Catherine, who is two years
old, has taken this remedy when
ever she has had a cold since she
was two months old. About a
month ago I contracted a dreadful
cold myself, .but 1 took Chamber
lain's Cough Remedy and was
soon as well as ever." This remedy
is for sale by S. R. Biggs.
Two Kentuckians fought a duel
over a dollar and both were killed.
Had tbey invested the dollar in
true Kentucky style, neither would
have been more than half shot.
Women who suffer from unnecessary, disagreeable,
painful, weakening, female complaints, will find that
Wine of Cardui is a safe and pleasant remedy for all
their ills. It acts directly upon all the delicate, inflamed
tissues, purifying the blood, throwing off the clogging
matter and relieving female disorders such as irregular,
scanty, profuse, painful catamenia, prolapse, etc.
Also relieves headache, backache, dizziness,
cramps, dragging pains, nervousness, irritability, etc.
If you need advice, write us a letter, telling us all
your symptoms. We will send free advice (in plain
sealed envelope). Address: Ladies' Advisory Dept.,.'
The Chattanooga Medicine Co., Chattanooga, Tenn.
ALL DRUGGISTS SILL IT IN SI.OO BOTTLES
- I WINE 0A D nil I
for *!vl««, an Jby following It anj ■ ■■ H
taking Car Jul. my f vtnalt Trim Mr* A - ■ ■ ■ H w H I I
rr.-a." - *-OF UMIIUUI
East Carolina a Great Country
(Scotland Neck Common wealth)
"This must lie a great country
to be able to pay for all the hay,
grain, meat, meal and other things
shipped here," remarked an observ
ing citizen some dflrys ago. And
truly it is so. Few people have
auy true conception ot the money
that is sent from this region for the
articles named by the citizen quot
ed and other things that ought to
be produced here at home. Many
people will argue that farmers can
do lietter by raising monev crops
almost altogether and buy western
corn aud hay for their stock; and
perhaps one may find a farmer here
and there who seems to do well on
tUat system, but where one fanner
succeeds on that plan fifty will fail.
Thk Commonwkai.tu holds that
two barrels ot corn in a farmer's
own crib are worth three that have
to come from some other man's
crib; and it seems almost safe to
say that two barrels at home are
worth four barrels anywhere else.
Home supplies an J home independ
ence are the only safe and sure
> / *
We Pay You 6 Per Cent on
And Give The Earth as Security.
We issue SIOO.OO lx>nds secured by first mortgage
oil the earth—real estate. We use your money to im
prove this Teal estate and increase its value. We pay
interest each ist of March on all bonds. You subscribe
now for 5 IKHKIS. You can pay for these bonds as fast
or as slow as you please, just so you have paid SIOO.OO
each by March ist, and we pay you 6 per cent on the
whole amount for an entire year. The Bank pays "you
3 per cent and only pays you for the average time. No
bank in the country can offer you better security than
real estate —It wont burn, it can't run away and it in
creases in value every day. There is not a man, woman
or child in Martin county that can not save at least
SIOO.OO in 8 or 10 months if they will.
Banking By Mail
It?is-just as convenient for you to take advantage
of this Saving Department as if it was at yonr door.
Send One Dollar. Five, Ten, or any other amount, we
credit you with it and give you a year's interest at 6 per
cent 011 the whole SIOO.OO, if you have paid it in by
March ist. Write us about this right away as this
special plan may b« withdrawn at any time.
Washington Investment Co.,
Washington, N. C.
! motto for the southern farmer.
|We believe the time is not far dis
, taut when Eastern Carolina will lie
one of the most prosperous and
i independent sections in North
Carolina. When one speaks of
I the rapid strides in the State's de
, velopment he generally refers to
, J Piedmont Carolina; but it only
,! remains for the farmers of this part
of the Slate to learn the posslbili
f' ties that lie about tlieiu and this
, section will measure up with any
! | other part of the State. Indeed in
. j some things Eastern Carolina leads
i already. The ease with which our
I lauds can be cultivated is one of
, the great advantages over other
t parts of the State. To be a pro
gressive farmer iu Eastern North
Carolina means a great deal now,
j and we believe ten years frotn now
it will mean still more.
> For .stomach troubles, bilious
-1 ness and constipation try Cham
,' herlain's Stomach and Liver Tali
I'ls Al-iuy iu l urkublecures haye
been effected by them. Prices 15
' cents. Samples free. For sale by
■ S. R. Biggs.
NAN WAS RIGHT
They were very much In love, Ethel-
Wynne uud Percy -at least EtheYwyune
was, aud In (he secret licenses of her
mind and heart she felt pretty sura
that Percy was too.
Percy was bashful. There was no
doubt of that. Tluies without number
had she given bUn the best chances. In
the world to tell her that he loved bar.
and he had not told her. She had lured
hlui Into the most dimly lit corner* at
the "proposal parties," which nil tho
girls were having. She bad half pre
tended to take 111* play proposal seri
ously, but that hadu't been successful.
She remembered, with a sting of
wounded vanity, that he had actually
aeemed relieved when his Bve minutes
were up and he had gone on to propose
to the uext girl.
She waa pretty *ure that he loved
her, but she wauted to be *urer. She
based her belief upon solid facts. Per
cy had a good deal of sense, she reflect
ed. although not as bright a* Home. If
ntteutton went for anything, he cer
tainly must be serious. He was good
for the theater at least one night a
week, had eaten expensive luncheons
with lier as ofteu as she would con
sent to meet lilm downtown and make
his midday meal happy; he had sent
bar Innumerable boxes of candy and
dozen* of flowers. Indeed he had al
way*/"gtve|i her n good time" in every
way he could.
"What do all these things mean,"
argued Ethelwynne silently to herself,
"except that he 1* really In earnest?"
And as yet be had not proposed!
What could she do?
Her beat friend, Dorothy, had Just
become engaged ami wu* receiving tho
"best wishes" of a few of her moat In
timate friends, the public announce
ment not having yet Iteett made.
"It Is to be formally announced at
my dinner tomorrow night," anld Ethel
wyune's cousin, Mrs. Jack Mather, a
dashing young matron, who had mar
ried a lot of property, with a brainless
youth attached, and now wanted every
one else married too.
"I'll have tho favors heart shaped, I
think," she said. "Wouldn't yon?"
Just at that moment JStholwynne hat
"By the way, honey," continued Mrs.
Jack, "when are you and young Chip
pendale going to get. serious? Seem*
to me you're going along at an aw
fully slow pace. Just like this last
wluter this tluie. What's the matter?
I believe I'll Just tiike u hand at this
myself nwd hurry tliiugn along. Don't
you want me to announce your engage
incut tomorrow night, too, and see
what will coiue of It?"
Ethelwynne was stunned for a mo
ment, but she rallied tpjrfcly and, with
flushed cheeks and shining eyes, said,
"Nan, I'll dare you to!"
The dlnuer wa* a great success. The
announcement of • Dorothy'* engage
ment to her clever young doctor had
been received with great applause and
some consternation among two or threu
girls who had secretly adored the doc
tor themselves and whose eloquent
glance* at each other meant In tho
feminine cipher code: "The sly thing!
How did she do It?"
They drank the health of the newly
engaged couple and showered them
with congratulations, and then—then
Mrs. Jack rose, held high her glass a d
■aid, "I'm sure you will all Join me n
wishing the best of success also to l.iy
cousin, Miss Allyn, and Mr. (""hlppeii
Everybody looked a trifle queer, Per
cy noticeably so. Ethelwyune was
demurely confused. It had hardly been
an announcement—and yet It had. Aft
er a niomeut of dazed surprise tho
guests came to the rescue, repeated tho
congratulations and drank to the health
of Ethelxv > nue and Percy even In more
cheerful fashion than before. They
even rose from the table and, with
laughter and Jests, returned to the
"Oh, Mr. Hi'iinett!" sahl Ethelwyune
a few minutes later. "()h, do you think
It will get Into the paper*? Whatever
would I do?"
(Mr. Bennett was connected with one
of the city dallies.)
"Why nolhe said, with a meaning
look aud a smile. "Isn't It all right?
They are always put there, you know.
You mustn't be so modest."
"Ob, well, you see, yes, of course, It's
—but then, don't you know. It's so very
—dear me, here comes Mr. Chippendale
now. Oh, please, Mr. Bennett"
"Mis* Allyn." said Percy In a solemn
ton*, "can you give me a few minutes?
There'* .something I want to say to
A half hoar later they emerged from
the music room looking a hundred
time* more confused and conscious
than they had at the table, but withal
very happy. As they passed an alcove
where John Bennett was flirting des
perately with n pretty dark eyed girl
lu a blue gown Ethelwynne leaned
over, touched tlim on the shoulder and
said, "Do you know, Mr. Bennett, I
don't believe I should mind so much,
The next morning Mrs. Jack Mather
received a letter which contained only
a clipping from the morning paper. It
"The engagement is announced of
Miss Etbelwynne Allyn, daughter of
Mr. and Mr*. Porter Allyn, to Mr. Per
cy Chippendale. The weddlijk Is set for
an early date." ,
And across the margiti was written
In Ethelwyone's scrawling band:
"Nan, you are all right."—Cincinnati
Commercial Tribune. I
"Did you ever try the stock marketT*
asked the eastern man. S
A OVERT IS INO
Your money back.—Judiciouiadverti*-
•ng is the kind that pays back to you
the money you invest. Space in this ~
paper assure* you prompt return* . .
WHOLE NO. 374
HUGH B. YORK,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
Office: Jeffress Drug Store.
Officii Hooks: 8 to to a. m.; 7 to 9 r. u.
Williamaton, N. C.
Office Phone No. 53
Night Phone No. 63
DR. J- A. WHITE.
Ofkicr— Main Strkkt
i Will lie in Plymouth the first week ia
every other mouth.
W. li. Warren. J. S. Rhode*.
I)RS. WARREN & RHODES,
Bir.r.s' Drug Stokk
'Phone No. 2q
BURROUS A. CRITCHER,
Attorney at Law
Office: Wheeler Martin's office.
WLLUAMSTON, N. C.
s. AT WOOD NEWELL
Office formerly occupied by J. D. Rigga.
Phone No. 77.
Williamston, N C.
wherever servicea are deaired
■>l>ccial attention given to examining aud mak
ag tilie for purchaHcra of timber and timber
Special attention will l»e given to real estate
esrhttiigea. If you wiah to buy or sell land I
cnhrlpvou PHON(« /
F. I). Winston S. J. Kvbkrtt
WINSTON & EVERETT
WIU.IAMSTON, N. C.
Money to loan.
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Rohkrsonviu.k, N. C.
I). C. MOORING, Proprietor
Robkrsonvii.i.k, N. C.
Kates'Jj.oo per day
Special Rates Hy the Week
A First-Closa Hotel in Every Partic
ular. Thejtraveling public will find It
a most convenient place to stop.
In Gase of Fire
you want to lie protected.
In case of death yon want
to leave your family some
thing to live on.ln case of
accident you want some
thing to live on besides
let Us Come to Your Reacutf
We can insure you]against
Fire, Death and Accident
We can insure your Boiler,
Plate Glass, Burg
lary. We also can bond
you for any office requir
None But Best Companies Represented
K. B. GRAWFORD
Williamston Telephone Co.
Office over Bank of Martin County.
WILLIAMSTON, N. C.
Messages limited to 5 minute*; extra
charge will positively be made for longer
To Washington tj ct*.
" Greenville jj «
" Plymouth aj "
" Tarboro 25 «'•
" Rocky Mount ..... is "
" Scotland Neck 25 •'
'* Jamesville xj "
" Kader Lilley's 15 "
" I. G. Staton ~,, 15 "
" J. L. Woolard 15 •
" O. K. Cowing & Co 15 ••
" Parmele ls ••
" Robersouville 15 "
" Everett* 15 »
" Gold Point 15 ••
" Geo. P. McNanghton 15 "
" Hamilton 20 "
For other point* in Rasters Carolina
see "Central " where a 'phone will be
found for u*e of Mn-tnbacribw*.