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VOL. XIII. NO. 33
Hugh B. York, M. D.
Microscopy, Electrotheiapy, X-Ray
Offici over Formers &. Merchtnts Bank
Office hours, 8 to 10 a. m., 7 to 9 p. m.
Office 'phone 60 - 'phone 63
Wo. E. Warren - J. S. Rhodes
Drs. Warren & Rhodes
Physicians and Surgeons
Office in. Biggs Drug Store • 'Phone 29
Jos. H. Saunders, M. D.
Physician and Surgeon
Day 'Phone 53 - Night 'Phone 4c
Williamstob, N. C.
Dr. R. L. Savage
of Rockv Mount, will be at the At
lantic Hotel fourth Wednesday in
t-Bch month to treat diseases of the
Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat and
A. R. Dunning * - J. C. Smith
Dunning & Smith
Attorneys „ t-Law
Williamston - North Carolina
Robersonville, North Carolina
Bttrrous A. Critcher - Wheeler Martin
Wheeltr Martin, Jr.
Martin & Critcher
Williamston • North Carolina
S. J. Everett
Greenville, N. C. - Williamrton, N. C.
Greenville Loug Distance Tboue 32S j
S. A. NEWELL
Attorney at Law
Williamston _• North Carolina
Attorney at Law
Willium*tort ■ ■ North Carolina
John E. Pope.
Life, Fire. Health, Accident, Live Stock |
Real Estate - Brokerage
Williamston - North Carolina
Office on Main Street
. . Glub . .
O. C. Price, Manager
Phone No. 58
Pressing, Dyeing and
Very careful attention
I given to Ladies' Kid
Gloves, Fancy Waists
Coat Suits and Skirts
Club Rates for Men. g
£ Clothes called for and I
Agents for Rose & Co. I
Merchant-Tailors, Chi- I
■■ ■ , ' . " 5T 'y *
Talk Your Town
Advertising is the m*ih prop of
any business, town or country.
We are living in an age which de
mands active work in any kind of
business. To sit quietly in your
own corner is to grow moss and
plenty of it. But men are some
what given to that kind of exis
tence in every place. The town
that has within it citizens who
never waste an opportunity to boost
things, is the town which grows
and grows and the people grow with
it. Talk your towu and back i:
with business-like action.
Williamston has been very un
fortunate iu having every indus
trial plant lose out by fire. But
this fact should not deter any one
from taking advantage of the
splendid things that could be done
here. There is plenty of raw
material in our midst and the thing
is to develop it, if not ourselves,
then induce others to come with
money and brains and with our
support make for larger things in
the commercial spirit of the com
There is a movement to build an
immense heading plant here. Mr.
W. H. Sommers, of Clearemont,
Va , who is looking over the tim
ber. site, etc.. has been in town
this week and his report to his
company is favorable. The site on
the river which was cleared several
years ago is the logical point for
the erection of the mill. The Coast
Line has been asked to ruu a track
to this site, and if they do, then the
plant is assured. Now is the time
for the citizens of th'e town to act
and urge the road authorities to
build the road and offer every help
possible. If there is no cooperation
on the part of our citizens, it will
be hard to getauvthing here. Talk
the town —act for the town —build
for the town —and jom hands with
these Northern capitalists who are
going ;o locate somewhere and
I tley see good prospects arcund chis
section. Don't sit s:isl and let peo
ple run over, you—it will be done
unless you ruu with them in the
race for busiuess. '.Ve need indus
tries—go after them and they will
__ " I
The Passion Play
The managers of the Dixie Thea
tre have arranged to show the
| Passion Play again on the evening
of June 7th. This arrangement
j was made at the request of many
| people who were unable to see the
j first presentation here. There will
be sacred songs to add u> the eff
ectiveness of the film The show
iSll b«gin promptly a', 8:30. and
j owing to the extra price to be paid
| for the film, the admission will be
10 and 20 cents. Remember the'
i dat;, Friday evening June 7th.
To the Democratic Voters of the
! 2nd. Senatorial District.
I have decided to become a can
didate for the office as one of the
Senators from this district, in the
Next General Assembly of North
Carolina, r.nd respectfully solicit
the support of all democrats of said
district, both at primary and
W. A. Thompson,
Aurora, N. C.
Kelps 1 Judge Is Bat) Fix
Justice Eli Cherry, of Gills Mills
Tenn., was plainly worried., -A
tfad sore oq uis_ leg had baffled
several doctors and long resisted all
remedies, "I thought it was a
cancer/? he wrote. "Atlastl used
Bucklen's Arnica Salve, and was
completely cured." Cures burns,
boils, ulcers, cuts, brlfees and
piles. 25 cents at Saunders & Fow
WILLIAMSTON, N. C., FRIf)AY, MAY 31, IQI2
The Wrong "Steer"
A'story is goingHhe rounds here
that a man in the country finJing
that one of his steers was iu ihe
town pen, sent a negro boy after
the animal. The boy was directed
to go to Chief J. H. Ward and get
the steer. For some reason (whiehr
may be easily explained), theufegro
went to a certain fellow in town
and told him that his etnplover
wanted his ''steer." Forthwith
came the "steer" in a glass bottle,
presumably a pint When the
"steer" arrived at its destination,
the man from tin* country saw the
error at once The negro Jiad
placed the wrong construction on
the word ' steer" and secured booze
through his error. Among the
many names used for t?ye stuff,
"steer'' stands prominent. It is
further tola that the man who
really wanted his animal came to
town and with the officer weut into
the place where the "seer" was
procured aud some on; came near
doing the fainting act. The story
has evoked much laughter around
the town and it has a funny side
coupled with the serious.
Mrs. Rose A. Freeman, Clifford,
Va., sr.y.s tbsy have long med
Foley's Remedies and want to say
a good woid for them. She writes:
"Foley Kidney Pills cured my
husband of a long stauding kidney
trouble, after he had taken other
medicines without relief. We would
not be without Foley & Co's.
medicines in our house for many
times their cost.'' Saunders &
The Cause of Typhoid Fever
Typhoid fever is caused by a
-genm —Thest gems grow in the
inrestin ? of typhoid patient? but are
never known to origlu'dte elsewhere
or develop spontaneously. Every
germ is a descendant from another
germ or the same disease. The
disease is contracted by swallowing
the germs in our food and drink.
Typhoid fever is a disgrace It
indicates the nastiest kind of filth
pollution in our food supply. It
indicates conclusively that fecal
matter from some other typhoid
patient has been eaten or drunk.
The tiniest amount will cause the
disease. Oik- fly can carry enough j
filth on his dirty feet to cause a|
dozen cases. One drink of water)
from a polluted weil will frequently j
cause the disease. Be careful what |
you eat and drink. Boiling dan
gerous water will kill the typhoid j
germs and make it safe for drink
ing. Sanitary privies and screens
will greatly reduce the dangers from
2i Atftiii Fata
A thousand tongues could uot j
express the gratitude of Mrs. J. E. |
Cox, of Joliet, 111., for her v/onder- j
ful deliveiance from an awful fate. :
"Typhoid pneumonia had left me [
with a dreadful cough," she writes
Sometimes I bad such awful cough- j
iug spells I thought I would die. j
I could get 110 help from doctor's
treatment of other medicines till I
used Dr. King's New Discovery.
But I owe my life to this wonder
ful remedy for I scarcely cough at
all now." Quick and safe, its tle
moßt reliable of all throat and lung
medicines. Every bottle guarante
ed. 50c and SI.OO. Trial bottle
free at Saunders & Fowden.
On Honor Roll
The Dame of J. W, Watts, Jr.,
is among those who received honors
at the &M. College this year.
He was a member of the Sopbo
' more Class, and his close applica
tion to his duties won him distinc
tion. Martin County boys are
good students at the resipective col
leges in which they have matriculat
ed, and in future years they will,
no doubt, reflect honor upon their
P*ree. R. H. Wright delivered the
Alumni address at the Commence
ment of Oak Ridge institute. He
also s/lbke at the close of the school
at Cherry viMe, Gistou Co. On the
the return trip bestopped in Greens
boro to attend the May Dav Fete.
On May 29th he delivers the clos
ing address of Warrentou High
Dr. A. P. Botulaud, General
Secretary of the Peabody Fund and
Secretary of the 80 tthern Educa
tional Board, recently spent two
dav? visiting the school. He made
a talk on ' TlieFar reaching Deed"
that was one of the best talks the 1
students hsve had the privilege ot
Mr. L. C. Brogden, Supervisor
of Elemeutary Education in North
Carolina, was here with I)r. Bour
Miss Saliie Joyutr Davis, teacher
of History, sailed for Naples May
25th on the S. S Friedrick de
Grosse. She will spend the four
months in Europe, returning just 111
time for the opening of school in the
Gov. Jarvis recently made an in
spiring talk to the students, urging
them to go on and get all the train
ing thev can. He told some of the
hardships he had to face, thus en
couraging those who are hamlicap
Mrs. Ada Cherry of Greenville,
at the story telling hour last week I
entertained the students with negro
stories, readings, and songs. They
greatly enjoyed the hour.
Prof. C. W. Wilson will make a
talk at the closing of the school at
Salem, Nash Co.
Who Pays the Tax?
Suopo?e the dollar and cents con- j
sti'.uting the enormous revenue the
United States derives from the li- j
quor tarffic wr; to be traced back j
to the point where they first appear j
on the ledgers 'of drink From |
whose pocket'do thev largely come?
From the successful business man's?
Only a small proportion, for all ex
perience shows that the more sue
cf-sful a man is the less he driuks.
Who really pavs this great rtvenuei
for which the liquor dealer takes to
j himself so much credit and with |
whii'h he wi'is the consent'of gov I
! eminent representative* to give
countenance to his business? No!
b'j He ;s -imply she channel j
tbtough which it flows, jjeavingi
ri'. h deposits on Us way.
The man vith the pick and the!
shovel pays from his hardeatued j
little a disproportionate siiarc- j
ot the govern me ti tul liquor inconus
chaining- himself tiiereby to the
J pick and shovel through disqunlifi
j cation for better work Becr.use of'
I this contribution he- keeps himself!
so nearly submerged below the sur- j
j face of dependency that accident,!
sickness or temporary loss of labor
|to all of which his drinking habit I
j makes him especially liable, plunges
him below.—National Advocate.
I hereby announce myself a can
didate for Sheriff of Martin County
Subject to the action of the Demo
Harmon T. Roberson, Jr.
John R. Staton, Joyce, Ky., had
an exceptionally severs attack of
whooping cough. He says: "If it
had uot been for Foley's Honey
and Tar Compound I would have
been compelled to quit work. In
stead, I never missed a day, and
Foley's Honey and Tar Compound
gave me instant relief and is the
only cough medicine we ever use."
Contains no opiates. Saunders &
OAK CITY ITEMS
T. W. Davenport spent Monday
Miss Lucy Sberrod is the guest
of Nathan Wor»ley and family.
Miss Mtlissa Worsley spent
Tuesday in Scotland Neck.
Miss Lucy Barrett, of Farmville,
spent several days with the family
of W. E. Barrett on her way from
Mi-B Lila Philpot is the guest of
the Misses Jeff a and Pearl House.
Mr. aud Mrs. Charlie Hurst spent
Sunday with Mr. aud Mrs. Beverly
Mi-s Clyde Jordan has left for 1
her home in Lewiston
Mrs. W. C. Hints from Dunn is
visiting friends and relatires in aud
arouud Oak City.
Miss Arlet Bascom, of New York, I
is visiting her mother, Mrs. J. L.
Rev. T. Crisp will preach the
Sunday in June at the Mission
ary Baptist Church.
Rev. Arthnr Loundes, D. D.,
who is Secretary of the Christian
I lluitv Foundation, states in a series
of articles on the religious bodies)
in the United States, that the Dis
ciples of Christ show the largest
j increase of any Church, except the
! Church of Rome and the Methodist
and their increase is due largely to
immigration. This latter cause
does not effect the Disciples, so
their increase comes from new mem
bers. Dr. Loundes is an Kpisco
-1 pal and takes his figures from Dr
Carroll in his "Statistics of the
Churches iu the United States,
1910 " He makes the Disciples
the fourth largest denomination in
j the Country, the others three being
jin order, the Church of Rome,
I Methodist and Baptist.
Died Near Everett
1 The death of Miss Jennie Bur-;
roughs at the home «;f her father,!
I Mr. John p,. Burroughs 'on Mon-!
I day night was not unexoected to'
j friends smil relatives. For over a ;
I year *'H' li;d been an invalid, 'ut
hue her afflictions with patience,
i She was tbirtv-two yearsoid and!
a native of Martin County. Aj
|fith«'r and several sisters and aj
I hroth -r ar: !«?ft to miss her from I
the borne Wednesd \y afternoon
1 1 .r t 2 number of friends and rda-1
I lives from the country and neigh- 1
boring towns, assembled to pay the!
last mr-.rks of respect to her memory.'!
Lev. G. j. DoAoll and Rev. Mr. j
| Vernon conducted the service, and j
the interment was in the family [
I cemetery near ihe home.
■ - a - v.—
| Johw H. Small Nominated
The Congressional Convention |
convened at Elizabeth City on
Thursday. Hon. Johu H. Small j
was unamimously chosen to succeed j
himself as Congressman from the |
First District. Colonel Wilson G. |
Lamb was elected delegate to the
Democratic Convention which con
venes in Baltimore on June 25th.
E. F. Aydlett, of Elizabeth City,
W. F. Harding, of Greenville, and
Leroy L. Smith, of Gatesville were
elected as delegates also, each to
have one half vote, making a total
of two for the District.
At the request of a number of my
friends, I herebv announce myself
a candidate for the House of Rep
resentatives subject to the action of
the Democratic Convention of
Thi£ May 2£>th, V 912.
§ A. Corey.
sr.oo a Year in Advance
Democrats of Martin Counly
The call for a Convention of the
Democrats of Mariiu County was
responded to bv a small number of
the representative men in the party
on Saturday, May 15th. Hon.
Harry W. Stubbs, Chairman of the
County Executive Committee, call
ed the Convention to order with W.
C. Manning, Secretary. The tem
porary organization was made per
manent. After stating the object
of the meeting which was the elec
tion of delegates to the State Con
vention which convenes in Raleigh
in Ju:ie, the following resolutions
were unanimously adopted:
RESOLVED bv the Democratic
party oi Martin County in Conven
tion as'.embled this ttie -sth day oi
1, That'all Democrats of Martin
County are hereby duly appointed
dtlega'es to the following conven
tions: Senatorial, Congressional and
2, That the Senatorial delegates
: are hereby instructed to present the
name of Hon. Harry W. Stubbe
end vote for his nomination as one
of the Senators of this District.
3, That the Congressional dele
gates are hereby instructed to cast
the vote of the County for Hew.
Wilson G. Lamb for delegate to •
; the National Democratic Conven
-1 tion and that we heartily endorse
and instruct for Hon. John H.
Small for re-nomination for Con
The convention was perfectly
1 harmonious and without iustrttc
-1 tions as to president! il' candidates,
A telegram was sent to Congress
man Stna.ll informing him of the
action of the convention. All busi
ness having been transacted, the
; j meeting adjourned.
There will be a farmers' meeting
; held :t the Parmcle Industrial In
stitute at Piirin'ele, N. C. an Thurs.
1 day June 6h, 1912, in connection
with the Commencement of the
Prof. Chance w nits to have a
| •'Farnu-r-.' Day," so let usallCotue
■ out and ni.ike it a re;il big day.
Mr. C. K. Ilnd-on ot the U. S.
j Hepartinent of Agriculture, am!
j others pn.uiii-.ont in Demonstration
j will be present to discuss
j subjects of especial interest to far
Vou will do well to iay aside
I your work for ore da*' and come
1 out to e-jov the f-. as: of good things
, tint tvil! e awaiting you
I Tell your friend i about the meel
! iug and them to come.
C. S. Mitchell,
Fire at Washington
I KiM broke out in the unoccupied
j building 0/ the Tar River Hosiery
I Mi!! at Washington about n
; o'clock Monday morning and des
| troyed the buildiug together with
! the M. A. Smith Shitt Factory.
I The loss is estimated to be about
The two fire companies failed to
cooperate and .so there was not suf»
ficient hose and water supply. The
Volunteer Company refused to
furnish their hose to the other com
pany, and so the fire could not be
reached with enough water to sub
dtje the flames.
Mrs. R. Brant, 11115 Padeu St.,
Parkersbnrg, W. Va.. had an . at* •
tack of lagrippe which left her bad
kidney, trouble, a ud she suffered
much severe pain and backache..
Then she heard of Foley Kidney
Pills and says: "After/taking them
a short time the pain left my back
and I am again able to do my own
housework. Foley Kidney Pills
helped me wonderfully." Saundera