North Carolina Newspapers

    VOL. XIII. NO. K)
r*Professional Cards j
' Hugh B. York, M. D.
Microscopy, Electrotherapy,X-Ray
Diagnosis, Specialties
Office over Tanners it MercLr.nts Hank ;
Office botirs, 8 to 10 a. w., 7 to 9 p. m.
Office ';jhone 60 - Nijjlit
Win. E. Warren • J. S. Rkcwles
Drs. Warren & Rhodes
Physicians and Surgeons
Office in Biggs Drug Store - 'Phone 39
N Jos. H. Saunders, M. ft.
Physician and Surgeon
Day' Phone 53 - Night 'Phone 40
Williamston, N. C.
_ t
Dr. R. L. Savage
of Rockv Mount, will he at the At
lantic Hotel fourth Wednesday in
each month to treat diseases of the
Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat and
Pit Glasses.
A. R. Donning • J. C. Smith
Dunning & Smith
Attorney s-at-Law
Williamstcn - North Caroliua j
Robersoaville, North Carolina
Bnrronn A. CriUlier - Wbecler Murtic j
Martin & Critcher
Attorneys-a t-Law
Williamston - North Caroliua
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S. J. Everett
Greenville, N. C. - Williamson, N. C.
Greenville Long DijAance Phone 3?S
Society Pressing
. Glub . . I
O. C. Price, Manager
Phone No. 58
Up-jo-Date Ckaing,
Pressing, Dyeing and
■ - , ~ '■ •
€]J Very careiul attention ■
given to Ladies' Kid I
Gloves, Fancy Waists 3
Coat Suits and Skirts
Glub Rates for Men. ■
Clothes called for and I
Agents for Rose & Co. I
Merchant-Tailors, Chi- I
cago, 111 j
When you want the best, remem
ber we are a', your service
Choice roses, carnations, valiies,
violets ami y,cddiug\>utfits in the
Floral offerings artistically arrang
ed at short notice
When in ueed of pot plants, rose
bushes, evergreens, shrubbery,
hedge plants and shade tlces, mail
telegraph or telegraph you* order to
J. L. O'Quinn &. Co.
Phone 140. , >, Raleigh, N. C.
Mrs. Reua Jones
The body of Mrs. Rena Sitteraon
Jones was brought here Saturday
from Raleigh, where she died on
February rsth. 1912. She was
born in Williainstoii, January 23rd.
1874, being the second daughter of
, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Sitterson. In
; May 1893, she was wedded to Mr.
John S. Joues, cf Clinton, the late
Rev. Thorns# B. liansthton. per
forming the ceremony. Several
years after her marriage, she suf
fered from a nervous trouble ami
husband placed her in the State
Hospital for treatment/. Up to a
few years ago •;« would make an
annual visit to her parents here
and expressed pleasure at beinf
home once more. Many friend*'
remember her as a vonng woman
full of the joy of living until
tion came. Her death coming so
swiftly upon that of her mother,
malces it sadder for the aged father
and two brothers.
Early in life she had joined the
Methodist Church, and cn the ar
rival of the train Saturday, the
body was placed in the Church
here and the funeral wen- heid at
3 o'clock by the pastor Rev. Ro
fns Bradley, assisted by Rev. Mor
rison Bethea. The casket was
borne to Oakdale Cemelerr and
the body laid to rest awtm? her
loved ones.
j The pallbearers were: A. D.
Mixell, S. R. Biggs, Wheeler M»r- H
' tin, Jr., Maurice Watts. Clayton
j Moore and Bunas Critcher.
; Ht Won't Lum Hll
1 No more limping for Tom Moote;
jof Cocbrao, Ga. "I had a bac sote
I on rar iiiFtfcf t that nothing seemed
| to help till I used Bucklen's Arnica.
• Satvc," he writes, "but this won
derfel healer toon cured me."
Heal* old, running son-*, ulcers,
boils, burns'.ut*, bruises, eczema
or pitts. Try it. Only 25 cents at
Saunders K Fowden.
Your Money Back if You
are nqt Satisfied with
the Medicine We
We are so positive that our
remedyfwill permanently relieve con
stipation, no matter bow chronic it
inay be, that we offer to furunh the
medicine at otir expense should it
fall to peoducc satisfactory results.
It is worse than useless to at
tempt to cure constipation with
cathartic drugs. Laxatives or cath
artics do much harm. They cauße
a reaction, irritate, and weaken the
bowels and tend to make coastlpa
tion more chronic. Besides, their
use becomes a habit that is danger
ous. Constipation is caused by a
weakness of the nerves and mus
cles of the large intestine or descend
ing colon. To expect permanent
relief you must therefore tone up
and strengthen these organs and
restore them to healthier activity.
We want you to try Rexall Or
derlies on oar recommendation.
They are exceedingly ptea«ant to
take, being eaten like candy, and
are ideal for children, delicate per
sons, and old folks, as well as for
the robust. They act directly cji
the nerves and muscles of the bow
els. They apparently have a neu
tral action on other associate organs
or glands. They do not purge,
cause excessive looseness, nor create
any inconvenience whatever. They
may be taken at any time, day or
night. They will positively relieve
chronic or habitual constipation, if
not of surgical variety, and the
myriads of assaciate or dependent
cbionic ailments, if taken with re
gularity for a reasonable length of
time. 12 tablets, 10 cents; 36 tab
lets, 25 cents; 80 tablets, 50 cents.
Sold in Williamston only at our
store —The Rexall Store. The S.
R. Biggs Drag Co.
Honor Roll
For the month endic? February
9th, 1912. ,
Ist. Grade. —Annie Louise Craw
2nd. Grade. Ethel Harris I,ida
Cook, Louise Harrison, Ralph
Hdwa-ds, Marv Gladys Watts,
Wm. Carstarphcn, Snllte Brown,
Win. Harrell.
3rd. —Eatclle Crawford,
Raleigh Bradley, Clarence Avers,
Ssmuel GarJner, Francis Manning.
4th. Grade.—C. D. Carstarphen,
Mary K. Ellison, Win. Ellison.
sth. Grade.— Una Bradley. Bes»
sie Page, Louise Robertson, Corter.;
6th. Grade. —Roland Crawford,
Janes E. Harrell, George Howard
Kent, Sylvia Upton, Carrie Dell
White. /- . '
7th. Grade Ptrzhtigh Robert
son, Mary Robert Peel.
Bth. Grade.—Leooa Page, Daisy
Manning, Oscar Anderson.
91b. Grade.—Eva Peel, Ollie;
Robersou, Mvrtle Woolard, Lcory
Anderson, EJlie Wynne, Maude j
Wynne, Josephine Robertson.
10th. Grade.—Fant>ie M. Man
ning, Sallie Hadlev, Martha Ward. •
Public Roads
Even with a high-powered auto-,
mobile that could keep up a pace of ]
90 miles > day indefinitely, it would :
take a man more than 65 years to
cover all the public road* io the j
ITuited States. A yoong man of
twenty starring out to accomplish
thh tremendous task would be 85 1
before Le had covered the last mile j
of pnblic highway in this country. i
Alter an Investigation extending
over many months. Logan Waller
Pagt, Director ef the Office of Pub-:
lie Roads, has ascertained thatj
there arc now 2,199,14- miles off
pobhc roadsiu the United Stares, j
The figures include all the new.
roads built up to the year 1909. In '
IUO4 there were exactly 2,151,379.
It is apparent, therefore, that the
increased mileage of new roikds
within h period of about five years
has been 48,266.
"The Investigation just conclud
ed", said Director Page, in an in
terview, "shows conclusively that
the movement for the improvement
of public highways has obtained a
firm grip on the country'- The per
centage of roads which were really
improved, amounted to 7.14 in 1904,
while in 1909, to which year statis
tics are now available, the percent
age was 8.66.
"It is interesting to observe the
growth of improved methods in
road construction. For instance,
the total mileage of stone roads in
rso4 wa:i 36.818, while iu 190*; it
was 59,237. The total mileage of
gravel roads ia 1934 was r09,90j.
while in 1901) it was ouly 102,870.
This decrease in gravel roads, how
ever, was due to to a reclassification
of roads. Many of those reported
in 1904 to !>e of gravel proved to
be of some other substance, while
exaggerations were eliminated.
"The total mileage of snr.d clay,
brick, bituminous-macadam and;
other improved roadsr in 1904 was
6,806, while in 1909 the ir.ilerge
reached 28,372."
Aim,st Lest Kis life
S. A. Stid, of Mason, Mich., will
never forget his terrible exposure |
to a metcilesi storm. "It gave me;
a dreadful cold," he writes, "thatj
caused severe pains in mv chest, .so
it was bard for me to breathe. A
neighbor gave mc teveral doats of
Dr. Kind's New Discovery which j
brought great relief. The doctor!
t.aid I was 011 the verge ol pneu-1
mouia, but to continue with the
Discovery. I did so aud two hot-:
ties completely cured me.' Uiej
only this quick, reliable medi
cine for coughs, colds, or any-i'nroat j
or lung trouble. Price 50c f«nd|
SI.OO. Trial bottle free. Guarao-1
teed by Saundersi& Fowden.
.Miss Blanche Daniels is the guest
of Mrs. Everett.
J. L Hines left for Norfolk
Thursday ou busiues*s.
T. L'twrence and wife spent Sat- j
urday nij»ht with Mrs. John Hcu^c;
at their new home..
The Misses Salsbury from H. 19 I
sell were in town Sunday with thi.ii j
brother Robert.
Miss Emily Allsbrooks, of Port!
Norfolk, returned home Monday.
She was the guest of Mias Lizzie!
Edward L. Perkins, whose bn: i I
uts* is here, has moved his family •
from Hamilton to Greenville, lit j
made a flying trip Sunday to his
new home.
1 Oscar Council and ltliss Charlotte
Casper were the participants in aj
quiet home wedding lnsi Wedues-1
:day. Thev are now at their home
, in the couutry.
j Miss Jenoie Bennett was married
|to Bin Casper Tuesday at tour p.
; tn. The ceremony took place at
the home of the bride's father,
\ \
tjobu Hednctt, Sr., and was pre,
; formed by Elder T. Lawrence. The
j young couple left immediately for
• Richmond aud Washington City.
Die Sound Sltep of Boarf Healih
i Is not for suffering from kidney
ailments and irregularities. The
j prompt nse of Foley Kidney Pills
, will dispel backache ami rheuma
' ti.»m, heal and strengthen sore,
1 weak and ailing kidneys, restoie
I normal action, and with it health
i and strength. Mrs. M. S. Spals
bury, Sterling, 111., says: "1 suf
j fered great pain in my back and
: kidneys, could not sleep at night,
X conld raise ray hands over my
I head. But two bottle* of F'oley
{ Kidney Pills cared me." Satin
! ders & Fotrden.
j*m m 9
Wind Storm
Wednesday night was the storm
iest ever in this section of the
country. The wind blew all day
but about ten o'clock at night it
commenced to get fierce. For two
hours and more the wind reached
a velocity of fifty miles, perhaps,
greater. Citizens of the town were
unable to sleep and the Electric
Company shut off all currents foi
safety. No damage is reported ex
cept to some shade trees and fences.
It was almost a sleepless night iu
| town and many people were fright
A Warning tga'.sst Wo! Feet ...
Wet and cßilled feet usually af
fect the mucous membrane of the
nose, throat aud lung.;, and la grip
pe, bronchitis or penumonia may
result. Watch carefully, particu
lar}- the children, and for the rack
ing stubborn coughs give Foley's
Honey and Tar Compound. It'
soothes the inflamed membrane*.,
aud heals the cough quickly.)
no substitute Saunders &
George Baumhoff, Superintend-J
!eirl Lindell Railway. St. Louis Mo., I
Isayy: "Under no circumstances
will I iirc a man wlfo suiokes cig- j
arettes. He bas dangerous at the j
front cud of a motor as the man
1 v;ho drinks. His nerves are bouud
1 io give Tray at a critical n o.ueut.
A mo to rm an needs his nerve all
the time and a cigarette smoker
cannot staiitf
j TlncHuas A. Kdisouy the great
1 inventor,* says: " The smoking of
'cigarette iotie of tliemosthattnful
• habits acquired by man. It ought
|to be against the lav/ to smoke or
jto sell them. They go well tugeth
|er —cigarette and whiskey—and
I th y accomplish wonders, in reduc
ing mau to a vicious animal."
Dcmowslration Work
Secretary Wilson has received
the following report 011 Demdnstra
tion Work of the Depsrttnent in
! North Carolina:
Demonstration Work is only four
years old in North Carolina yet it
has become a power there for pro
gressive agriculture, and, through j
'this, tor the-general uplift of the
I home-life of the farmer,
j Many farmers, advanced In age,
(deplore the fact that Demonstration
j Work did not begin several decades
j ago so that they might live long (
enough to enjoy the fruits of its .
! teachings, thereby reaping the bene- ,
j tits oi more bountiful crops procluc
leil at a minimum ol cash and
'labor. Many farmers who have
itxeu i:i Lbu wjik one year state
as suciitssfui farmers they are
only one vear old.
1 ' * * '
J Tike vrork i- based upon sound,
1 well-tried and essentiul principles. (
'such a* a deep soil, plenty of
Ibumtiv improve*! seed, intensive '
~ cultivation, rotation of crops, etc.
I That the work is accomplishing the
j purpose for which it was designed,
jis shown in a numlier of ways. For
1 instance the average yield of corn
,j in North Caroliua, for the past
, j forty years has bt-en a little less
| than tifteen bushels per acre. The
; yields under Demonstration metli
jods were as follows: In t9JB, 37
, 1 busl?els per acie; iu 1909, 40
, bushels per acre, and iu 1910 (4,-
.j56 r acres) 43 bushels acre.
iThe records for 1911 ure not com
plete yet, but will probably be
.(greater than for 1910, iiotwitli
r standing the tact that a severe
drought cut off the yield through
j the central part of the State.
r j The Demonstration" Work stands
| for the growing on the farm every
thing needed, there iu the way of
, hoote snt»pl|er». Thu careful re
-1 cords kejH in the work sjjnur that
I the>e can be grown for very much'
! less than market prices. The tnat
j ter, therefore, is an economic one.
The organization In North Caro
lina, at present, consists of a State
. Agent, two District Agents, fifty
■ one local ageuts and oyer three
thousand farmers conducting de
, monstratioo plats averaging three
I acres each. The two largest demon
strations the past season were one
. of forty acres of corn that produced
. fifty bushels per acre and one of a
hundred acres of cotton that grew
, a bale and a quarter of cotton per
acre. The Demonstrators are sup
-1 ervised by the local agents who in
. turn are instructed by District aud
State Agents,
i The Demonstration YVork has
has hearty cooperation with the A,
& M. College, the Farmers' Union
; and other progressive organizations.
The Stale Department of Agricul
- ttire is now cooperating finaucially
. and otherwise. Local aid for the
work for the present season
i amounts to $15,000.00. This shows
that the people are interested in the
work. .
Taken as a whole the outlook is v
very bright for reaching and iu
flneuoinjj in a jir?', way the
j mass of farjners in the State.
A Tribute
In the death cf Glasgow Knight,
which occurred at ibe home of his
.sou, lien j ami a, on Saturday, Feb
ruary 10th, iivercttc, K. C., the
community lost one of. its most
faithful colored citizens, llr be
longed to. that class of his race
which is liked aud respected by the
white population. He was ainehi> "
ber of the Primitive Bap'ist Church
and was a regular attendant upon j
its services. He could be trusted
at all times, and was ever ready to .
reader.a ssistanciwTienr it was re
([uiied. His years were ten more
thau the allotted tina-i of man, .and
then he went to his reward. _
Qiie who kneyv him wel',
_ .. gM
SI.OO a Year in Adv&ficr
With the Greenboro Normal
Students in ,
Fete—Four Famous
—— «•
"The tall young oak i# ctjf Jiwn
for a MajvpoJi ait i .iir Itk fry
of the town prevent tbe rising
and with jay hi rludr fic« nod
bouglK iu their Lands, they march
In-fore it to the place of erection."
This custom is a* old as tin' Drains
to whom the oik was 33C T yU. La
ter, however, the pole was of
whatever tree the.people augnt nb
toin. An Rtnmua of »tc
Normal College reciTUy •,««. in
Sweden a Miy-pnlc it ilt i a
wuguificert fir inch hs i« use.; (or
the mast of a large ship. It is
nectedonr. hilt and stf.nt*# 'he
whole yeat round.
A Londi;> chnica :* called
"Saiat Andrew lTnde:sk.Ji '
cause of th* pole wh'ch. piaated fa
the ground every Ni&v- i*y rp*e>ed
above the church stfepk. Counter,
speaking of an «»rsp:y »i*.;«,
refers to this pole: j
| "Kight vre'.l nloft and\\*r. yfc •
yout head,
jAs ye woukl t>e ire rhe ye".* -.hnfl
of CornhilJ."
Froin Mar day to Mav day it
bung upon iron hoot-
doors of the neighboring teases.
In tbe reign of Edwa*d Vi, *ltei a
bitter sermon agam«t bfny '.ports,
the inhabitant-; of tht-s.- bov in
au acute attack of Pahtaiiisu, srw
t-d the noble shaft in p:er»?.
The pole annually erected ne*r
Saint Paul's: catb-dral was kepi m
the hostelry called Cierarrf't- halt
and "reaclntd to the roof lh 'He>f, a
pole forty feet lotg a«o hilteea
iucbesabout, fublQd to i>t ;ht j quot
ing stall of CierarU ;bt tiiaut."
Until 1852, when t>uii»*-
ing w.xs demolished fw c;.m~ M>
impro'/menta. there s!o-„>i Tver its
gate a carved woden f:g :re t f the
giant, pole in hand
Probably Sbakspere*often «aw »*
the village 0/ WeJ/oid, the iail, ifd,
white, and blue May- pa* j»L*»ted
in the centre of o ntonm! tni which
the dancers performed.
The Parliament of 164* P i roered
that "all aud singular M y;«iles
that are or shall be e;tc;to sr.dl be
taken down", but m 4661. t n the
very first May-day nf:er ::ur W,-*.
toration tbe mo-.t f.uiiou* '
of English history, a oed-u : feet
high, was erected i-j U:t. Siiaud fcy
seamen sent by the iMk? Vcrk.
In 1717, old and bvg:/»rj:nj. i.j de
cay, it had to be taken down. Sir
Isaac Newtou (blessing? i;r. his
saintly bead and poetic «j;jli > a-r
--ranged tor its purchase and coin
veyauce to Wanstc.ui, K«yei., vtherc ,
it became the support of the grent
telescope presented to the Ko>al
Society by Ilugoa, tbe Freoib- as
This pole is often mentioned ia
literature. A nineteenth century
humorist asks:
"What's not destoryed r; Time's
relentless hand?
Where's Trov? and whert —iht —
May-]io!e in the S'rand?'.'
Foley Kidney Pill' will cure aay
casv of kidney or bladder trouble
not beyond the reach of nieuidne.
No medicine can do more. Senders
& Fowden.
The Sweet Thing.
Ciazv— ile says he thinks I ign tte
nicost girl in town. Sball J ask Ix\m
•to en!l? Sarah—No, dear; let
ksop on thinkinfe co—Town Topics. '
Koi Cold Affects iiio Kiwwr5 —
Avoid takttig cold if your kii«
neys are sensitive. Cold congeals
the kiudneys, throws tco much
work upon them, and weakens thiie
cction. ;>er:ou? kidney . trouble
and even linght'sdisease mayreuk.
Strangthen your kidneys, get lid of
the pain and .-orenets, build them
up by nhe timely use of Kid-.,
uey Pills. Tonic in action, quick
I in f. w... .•«- .

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