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VOL. XIII. NO. Ib
l Professional Cards *
Hugh B. York, M. D.
Diagnosis, Specialties 1
Office over Farmers &. Merchants Bank
Office hours, 8 to 10 a. m., 7 to 9 p. ni.
Office 'phoDe 60 - Nijiht 'phone 63
Wm. K. Warren - J. S.Rkodes
Drs. Warren & Rhodes
Physicians and Surgeons
Office in Uroij Store - 'Phone 19
Jos. H. Saunders, M. I).
Physician and Surgeon
Day 'Phone 53 - Night 'Phone 40
Williamston, N. C.
Dr. R. L. Savage
of Rockv Mount, will 1* at th* At
lantic Hotel fourth Wednesday in
each month to treat diseases of the
Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat and
A. R. Dunning - J. C. Smith
Dunning & Smith
Williarastou - North Carolina
Robersonville. North Carolina
Bttrroas A. Critcher - Wbeelcr Martin
Martin & Critcher
Williamston • North Carolina
S. J. Everett
Greenville, N. C. - Williamston, N. C.
Greenville Lon»; Distance Hione 32S
. . Glub . .
O. C. Price, Manager
Phone No. 58 '
Pressing, Dyeing and |
Very careful attention j
given to Ladies' Kid I
Gloves, Fancy Waists I
Coat Suits and Skirts
Club Rates for Men.
Clothes called for and
■ ■> ———
Agents for Rose & Co.
When you want the best, rtmem
-Ix4" we are a*, your service
Choice roses, carnations, vnllies,
violets and wedding outfits in the
latest styles—— -
Floral offerings artistically arrang
ed at short notice
When in need of pot plants,
bushes, evergreeus, shrubbery,
hedge plants aud shade trees, mail
tetfcgraph or tfelt grapliy ouFonTer to
J. L.-o'Quinn & Co.
Phoue 140. Raleigh, N. C.
P~Y*\ vjr m T rr TV ¥""\ ¥ *"■"""*
I^rl t t-N I bl\i i\i4jju
Died Suddenly Friday Night
No death for years lus so shock
ed the people of the town as did
that of Mrs. Emma Sitterson, wife
of Mr. Joseph M. Sitlersou, which
occurred Friday night, February
10th, 1912, at 1 o'clock at her resi
dence 011 Simmons Avenue. Mrs.
Sittemon with her husband had
been home from an entertainment
at the Masonic Hall only ahout
three hours when she called to hi 111
that she was suffering and he arose
and assisted her to a chair in the
room adjoluing their sleeping apart
ment. A home remedy was ad
ministered, and then she felt that
death was nigh auMwith the last
word, fell from tit chair. Mr,
Sitterson, who was \dono, placed
her in a more comfortable position
on the floor aud went hastily to a
neighbor's to phone for a physician
But her spirit hud fled, even be
foie the message called for help.
To friends with whom she talked
last, she complained of a severe
pain in her chest, but thinking it
due to cold, thought nothing of it.
However, the trouble proved to be
acute indigestion and having 0
weak heart, she passed away
Mis. Siltcrsou was born iu Wil
liamston sixty-seven years ago. be
ing the only daughter of Simon and
Caroline Smitbwith, who were
prominent residents of the
town during their lifetime. She
was also the half-sister of the late
Hon. Joseph J. Martin and the
aunt of Col. Wheeler Martin and
Mrs. J. K. Carstarphen.
At the age ol twenty ycfcrs, *he
was married to Mr. Joseph H. Sit
ter on, who foame from KlizHbeth
Ciiy to make .his home here. In
thice yearn they would have cell*-
biated their golden wedding, hav
ing lived forty-seven blissful years
together. The death of her two
oldest daughters, Mrs. Harry \V.
Stub'is, and Miss Murt Sittersou,
several years ago, had brought
great sorrow into her life, but there
was no hardening but rather an
opening of the heart to others who
needed comfort and assistance.
She had been for \« ars a devoted
daughter of the Church, and no
member of the parish was more
coustnnt npen its services. If well,
it war, indeed a rare occurrence for
her to be absent from divire wor
ship. Loving life and possessing
en optimism which makes for real
life, she was a source of pleasure to
each of her many friends to whom
she never failed to show her regard
for them. Her industry and love
of home and these things which
beautify and give pleasure to the
eye, made it indeed a home to those
who dwelt therein. To the hus
band she was in the truest and
highest sense a wife, and h*r
thought was always for his health
and comfort. He with three chil
dren and a grandson are left to miss
her through the yeare:, Simon C.,
Wilmer M., Mr.*. Rena Jones and
Harry Murt Stubbs.
Sunday afternoon while the snow
made all the world look, beautiful
in white, her liody was deposited in
its resting place, aftei the last sad
rites of the Church had been said
by her rector, Rev. Morrison
Bethea. There were exquisite
flowers sent by friends as a loving
tribute to one whose hands were
ever busy caring for the tender
buds and plants which adorned her
home. It was indeed meet that
the casket should be ccvLrtd with
the choicest flowers.
Blamed a Geo* Worker
'•I blamed my heart for severe
distress in my ieft side for itwo
yearf," writes W. Evans, Danville,
ge-tion, as Dr. King's New
Pills completely cured me." Best
for stomach, liver and kidney trcu
bles, constipation, headache or de
bility, 25c. at Saunders & Fowden.
- : yM> iit iM
WILLIAMSTO.N, N. C.. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1912
The evening of the Fourteenth,
iSt. Valentine's Day, was chosen as
a most appropriate time for the an
imal feast of the members of Ad
vent Class, of the Episcopal Sun
day School. This appropriateness
is due from the fact that St. Val
entine was a saint of the early
ChttTch, who, when the Romnn
Emperor Claudius, the Cruel, de
creed tlir.t marriages should cense
and engagements be broken, sym
pathised with tho sad- hearted lovers
and secretly married many cou
ples and since then he has become
the patron saint of lovers.
The custom of entertaining on;
the day is very popular in this
time, and to it was that the Class
with several friends arranged to
have a jolly good time together atj
the home of Miss Hnttie Thrower, j
who has been teacher of the Class
for. a number of years.
Very attractive contest-menu
folders printed in purple, with pur
ple cords and pencils (.Purple l*ein;»
the Class color,) were given each
guest ou arrival. The contests —
"ACTalc of Letters" aud "Illus
trated Songs" proved very inter
esting. In the midst of the merri
ment, little Miss Mary King Edi
son, dressed as postgirl in boots,
toboggan and sweater with postbag,
came in and distributed valentines
[to every one present. These were
reed aloud and brought forth peals
of laughter—little hearts with
cupid i being given as souviners.
The feast came off at 10:30
■ o'clock and was served at tables
set for four in the hall and guei;t
room. The menu had been caie
ful)}' selected by the Class and con
sisted of oyster cocktail, iried oys
ters, lobster and chicken salads,
I deviled egfls, celery, popper U4>d
jcheese sandwiches, olives, pickles,
cracUers, silliabu'u, wafers and cof
fee. Till 12:30 the fun lasted and
then the guests departed. The in
vited guests were: Mrr,. W. R.
Fowdcn, Mis«es Irene and Miry
Smith, Hannah Vic Fowden, Nan
nie Biggs, Carrie Alexander, Annie
K. Thrower, Clare Jones, Chde
Hassell, liseie Peel,Mrs.C.B.Clark;
Mess.F.M.Shute. A.D.Mizell, Mau
rice Moore, W. H. Gurkiu, John
Henry Thrower and F. F. Fagan.
Foley Kidney Fills will cure any
case of kidnev or bladder trouble
not beyond the reach of medicine.
No medicine can do more. Saunders
An Offer That Involves no
Money Risk if You
We art- so positive our remedy
will completely relieve constipation,
uo matter how chronic it may be,
that we offer to furnish it free of all
cost if itTails.
Constipation is commonly caused
by weakness of th«i nerves and
muscles of the large intestine. To
expect a ntre you must therefore
tone up and strengthen those or
gans and ietore tneni to healthier
We want you to try Rex ill Or
derlies on our guarantee. They
are eaten like candy, and are par
ticularly good for children, Tbty
seem to act directly on the nerves
and muse Uh of the b#wels. They
-apparently have a neutral action on
the other organs. They do not
purge or cause other inconvenience.
We will refund youe money if they
do not overcome chronic or habi
tual constipation and thus aid to
relieve the myriads of associate or
ttependeut chronic ailments. —Try
RrxaH Orderlies at our risk. Three
sites, roc., 25c., and 50c. S»ld
Store. The S. R. Biggs Drag Co.
A Williamstonwn Promoted
Martin County is splendidly re
presented ot the University of
North Carolna, as some other most
promising young men are students
H ere. Clayton Moore has ju-t re
ceived l:is degree in law after taking
the course in Law Department on
the Hill ; Edwin Ward, a student
of last year is studying medicine in
Richmond and the othtr students
ut the University are making fine
progress. Among the graduate.'*, of
last tctm was B. H. Knight, the
son of Dr. aud Mrs. J. B, H. Knight,
of Williamston. Having ' secured
the Babbitt, scholarship, he entered
the labnrory for practical work
while completing a twoyears' conrte
in advanced Chemistry. How wf 11
be has done his work, is demon
strated by the fact he has just
beta appointed assistant professor
of Chemistry. Thv head professor
in the (Chemical Department hav
ing resigned i, Prof Hetty—was
appointed to his position, and Prflf.
Bell succeeded him. .Then the
Faculty rceoginzing the value of
young Kuifcht's work, appointed
him assistunt to Prof. 8011. This
is a deserved complement to him
and there is no doubt that he will
hold the position with credit to
himself and to liis hrfme town.
iu the earth are sometimes beard
before a terrible earthquake, that
wutnol the coming peri!. Nature's
warnings are kind. That*nil pyin
ache iu the hack warns you the
Kidneys need attention if you
would escape tho-e dangerous ma
ladies, Dropsy. Diabetes or Blight's
disease. Take Electric Bitt«s
once and see backache fly and all
your,l «nt idlings return. "My
son received g:eut benefit lro:n
their use for kidney and baldder
trouble," writes Peter Bondy,
South Hock wood, Mich., "It is
certainly a great kidney machine."
Try it. 50 cents at Saunders ik.
The htng >pel! ot bad weather
reached the limit on Saturday night
when tlie biggest snow within the
past seventeen years fell. Iti the
town it measured nine inches on a
level but in the country it *AHS ttu
[inches. As the wind was blowing
there were heavy drifts in many
places through which pedestrians
floundered. Sunday Schools and
Church services practically were
abandoned and merchants were
called 011 liberally lor rhblier boots.
The mercury was low but MI Mon
day morning it is claimed that it
reached the lowest for the season.
The Graded School did not open
until Tuesday and the young folks
enjoyed the snow under a cloudless
sky and pleasant sun. All day
Sunday birds were so cold and
tame that they c at in porches and
some people taking advantage of
their helplessness killed them with
sticks. Several fieopie were ont in
sleighs but the snov; w;i too deep
and soft for pleasure in that way.
He Woß't Ltisc Mow
No more limping, for Tom Moore
of Cochran, Ga. a bad sore
on my instept that nothing seemed
to help till I used Bucklen's Aruica
Salve," he writes, "but this won
deriul healer soon cured me."
Heals old, running sores, ulcers,
boils, buffiSTcuisTbruises, eczema
or pi*» s. Trv it. Only 25 cents at
Saundurs & I'owden.
The Fuick is fhe best
A Wirntoß Against Wei Feet
Wet and chilled feet usually af
fect the mucous membrane of the
nose, throat and lungs, and la grip
pe, bronchitis or penumonia may
result. Watch careiully, particu
lary the child:en, and fOr the rack
ing titabborn-eoughs give-FoUiy's
Houev and Tr.r Compound. It
soothes tlit- inflamed membranes,
and heals the cough qnickly.
Take no substitute Saunders &
Mav-DayFcte at The Slate
Normal College at Greens
As a j.art oT the Commencement
exercises, the students in the Col
legeaudtbe children in the Train
itigSchool ftTe to celebrate Mayday.
To the ancestors of everv North
Carolinian—Tcutou Kelt, cr Anglo-
Saxon—the Very word May-day
was eloquent with meaning* Be
cau.sc this was right, these youthful
citireiiH are going to do their best
toward arriving the May-day cus
toms by reproducing the Day itself.
From t bedim and shadowy period
of paganism, through many Cfutnr
ifs. all European people performed
certain semirc-ligious, seuii-poetie
r:»,es in May. Romans ristir.ct'vely
wore garlands ami carried newly
budded hranches in hoaor of Flora
and Zephyr, who were snpposed «.o
stiew the earth with flowers
Goths and Swedes tciif lit a taoek.
battle bet ween Winter and Sum !
mer, Summer always winning.
1 riv.h, Scotch Highlanders, and
Scandinavians kindled "bone-fires"
on their hilltops, and danced, sang'
and feasted in honor of the sun.
lit the Chrstniu era the old customs
; were continued as wholesome re
creation for the people,. - Not only 1
| the tna#sep, but lords anil ladies,
aod queens reveleJ u the
woods aud "brought the summer
| borne". Iu "The Death ot King
I Arthur" we lend: "Then it bei'eil
:n lusty May that Queen Gueocver
called unto her her knygUtes of the
"round table- and gave them warning
that early iv the morning she should
rids o'.t Maying info the HehJs
beside Westminster." In the earli
est F.ugli-h lytic joetiyAlay-das
spoken ot as the tioie "« hea everv
thitig living recovers virtue, beauty
aud force, an 1 the heaits of al!
people ri e up and gladden the::-
Hear and heed wise Chaucer.
"I'orth goeth al the conrte, both
moate and ieste,
To fetch the floures fresh *r,d
branche and blonie;
Auti then rejoysen in ther grele de
Kek erbe at other throw the Homes
Hard ,b bis halt that lovetb naught
In Mav when al this mirth is
Next w*ek we shall tell you of
four famous May Poles.
An L'fiifcnic or Cosgfeibg
Is sweeping over the town. Old
| and yong alike aie affected, and
the .strain is particnlary hard on lit
tie children and on eldery people.
Foley's Honey and Tar Compound
is u quick, sate and reliable cine
for all conghs and colds. Contains
no opifes. saund«.rs & Fowdetn.
The First Quarterly Conference
for Williamston and Hamilton
Charge will be held in the Method
ist Chmeii, Williamston, Satin day,
February 17th, at 11 o'clock. We
request all the official members of
the Charge to be present.
Rev. K. F. Bompass, I'. li. of
the Wurrenton District, will preach
in the Methodist Church, Sunday*
11 A. M., and 7:30 I'. M.
Rufns Bradley, V. C.
The Sotisd Sleep cf Good Heilili
Is not for suffering iron)
ailments and irregularities.
prompt use of Foley Kidney Pills
•will disp».-l backache anrt rlteuma
ti«m, heal and strengthen sore,
weak and ailing kidneys, restote
normal action, and wifh it health
and strength. Mrs. M. >S. Bpals*
bury, Sterling, 111., says: "i ."uf
fered great pain in my back and
k(l' 1' V, —* •oiii'l not -i night,-
aud could raise my hands over my
head.- Hut two bottles of Foley
Ki.iney Piils cured mo." Saun
ders & I'owden.
si.oo a Year in Advance
Local Happenings and
People who are Coming
and Going, Mere, There
and Yonder as Gathered
by our Regular Corres
K'l win Tripp, oi A yder., ipeud
Scad ay here.
Hlder'M. T. Lawreiut xuut to
Oak City Wednesday.
Will Cupion, of Oretnvil'.e, was
in town Tuesd »y.
j. i.. Robertson to X vky
P. C. Mooriim went "j Willi ;ujs
tor Wednesday on buoncFr,.
Miss Or: Taylor. •! urar Oak
Grove, was here Wednesday.
J. j. Stroud, of William stem, was
-in-tnvp Wert ne*day on %tfanttn.
Mis. K. j. Nelson and link son
have returned from r. visit to Bethel.
P. ?. Rohr ison spent the wotk
' end near Hasseli tvitb hi*. daugh
.H. C. Norman. ,of Nornjans, is
Istandinglstanding sometime ber* i\itn his
J Victor Shepherd ji Rorky
Mouul critic Tncriday to attend
The Woman's Missionary Society
|met with Mis. A. ?. Everett .WeA
The unite carriers hayt
I changed ibci nw/.- !rvu 7 i, y.rjj
I —The !*»naiu' u::,'; v Ncimr. viortc
j .Monday win: . rajvery »i nips
I per dir.
; Mr. acd Mx». «.'!J3riit Mwin . of
[E'jHi Oak O'/'ivt spi-v* '.i U'-sday
Ikon with ir;*:nds.
The /tobe: s'mviUe ,:iul l a Kivcr'
Hosiery Mentjiarturitu Cu. inct
here Wednesday for the tif
Anv.nj: inose v;ho
took vtt'K stock wer',: J. T. I.t'.vis,
W. W. Aye."-, A. Harrington
and N. \V. Ayeis >t Wasbinj^ua.
Mr. 1). 11. Weld ain Miss
Sdsbory .vert n>an.«-l at
f the !>ocit; o( the bri:le 015 Academy
Street. Wcdref lay inj/tit ni •"1.45,
Rev. N H. Sliephcr: j.^ust»i- of
tile M'.saj.niiiiy Chi:rcl:, officiating.
They v> i:: ;»*mJc or .•»•. accrny
Street wheic the ! ri-'e no* 1 ved
j for severnl years.
How Coid Afiectc tfcc tiftmvs
talcing colci :i yottt N i«i
iiej's are sensitive. CoM congests
the kiirdntys,-,ihrow>; tai much
work u;>on them, and weakens thire
j action. Serious kidney vrimble
J uol even !'• right's disease may reiilt.
Strengthen vour kidney:., uct rid of
the pain and soreness, build tbem
I up by libs timely list oi Foley f Uk
ney Pills. Tonic iti action, juiek
1111 rnit-. Saunders & Fowdeit.
Tini Kktkkl'KlSK :> th« !i rvt 10
make any move to encourage corn
growing in Martin County by of
fering prizes in each ten townships
*in the County.
We want to lake one step farther
the farroere in this
in the county may
p / Contest and whe;ever a
f iitr has a boy in the Cltsb, *ach
Tiiay contest olj the seme acre. The
rules 10 he thov; regulattiug the
itevs'-CamAvluhi-v The only e*-"
ception to be that the'farmer shall
not be required to do aU bis work
but can have it done under bis per
sonal instruction. will be
many valuable prizes distributed
this year amoDJ; the b6y?aud far
mers of the State for—be*t—yields»
Watch Tun IiNTKKPRisii for itt
slr'uctions as to bow to enter tfce
Katmers' Corn Club.