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VOL. XIII. NO. 38
Professional Cards j
Hugh B. York, M. D.
Microscopy, Electrotherapy, X-Ray
Office over Farmers & Merchants Bank
Office honra, 8 to 10 a. m., 7 to 9 p. m.
Office 'phone 60 - Nl*ht 'phone 63
Wm. E. Warren - J. S. Rhodes
Drs. Warren & Rhodes
Physicians and Surgeons
Office in Biggs Drag Store • 'Phone 29
Jos. H. Saunders, M. D.
Physician and Surgeon
Day 'Phone 53 - Night 'Phone 40
Williamston, N. C.
Dr. R. L. Savage
of Rockv Mount, will be at the At
lantic Hotel fourth Wednesday in
each month to treat diseases of the
Bye, Ear, Nose and Throat and
a. R. Dunning - J. C. Smith
Dunning & Smith
Williamston • North Carolina
Robersonville, North Carolina
Barton* A. Critcher - Wheeler Martin
Wheeler Martin, Jr.
Martin & Critcher
'* Attorneyswtt-Law -
Williamston • North Carolina
S. J. Everett
Greenville, N. C. - Williamson, N. C.
Greenville Long Distance Phone 328
S. A. NEWELL
Attorney at Law
Williamston * North CarOtlna
Attorney at Law
Williamston - North Carolina
John E. Pope
Life, Fife. Health, Accident, Live fetock
Real Estate - Brokerage
Wi'.liamston • North Carolina
Office on Main Street
. . GLufcUirn
O. C. Price, Manager
Phone No. 56
q up o-Date Cleat ng, |
Pressing, « Dyeing and
Very careful attention
given to Ladies' Kid
Gloves, Fancy Waists
Coat-Suits and Skirts
Club Rates for Men.
Clothes called for and
delivered 1 *
Agents for Rose & Co.
North Carolina Agricultural
As previously published in these
columns, the Atlantic Coast Line
will operate an Agricultural Train
over its lines in North Carolino this
summer, under the direction of the
Agricultural and Mechanical Col
lege, Wrst Raleigh, N. C., and
the United States Agricultural De
Our farmers should be deeply in
terested in the three features that
will be demonstrated at each stop
made by this train, viz , Live stock,
Drainage and Improed Parm Im
This is a day of progress and the
country that is content with the
old methods will have to take a
back seat. People in other walks
of life have realized that they must
apply the latest methods or fail.
There is as much, or more, room
for improved methods on the farms
as in other lines of business, and
we are sure that our farmers will
take advantage of every opportunity
that is offered them.
This train will arrive in Williams
ton on July 26th. at 2:30 p. m.,
and remain until 7:30 the following
morning. Williamston is the only
town entered by the train in this
immediate section, Scotland Neck
being the nearest point.
The farmers in the County should
make it convenient to be here that
day and examine the improved
breeds of stock, etc., which the
train will exhibit. It is a splendid
opportunity and the people should
take advantage of it.
Miss Meadows Hostess
On Wednesday evening Miss
Bliie Meadows entertained a nam
ber of ber yoang friends at her
home on West Main Street. There
were mnsic, song and contests to
make the hour pass merrily away.
The contest was most interesting,
the answer to each question being
the name of some plant. Those,
scoring highest in this were: Miss
Bettie Watson, of Smitbfield, and
Maurice Watts. At a late bous
delicious refreshment were served
in the dining room.
Those enjoyiDg the gracious hos
pitality of the hostess were: Misses
Bettie Watson and Bettie Ward, of
Sibithfield, Mary Dare and Jessie
Brown, Msrtba Ward, Myrtle
Woolard, Hilda Crawford and
Eloise Meadows; Messrs. Julian
Auderson, J. B. Hopkins, Maurice
Watts, Eugene Betbea, W. H.
Harrell, Elbert Peel, Bruce Whit
ley, F. M. Sbute.
An increasing number of people
report regularly of the satisfactory
results from taking Foley Kidney
Pills and commend their healing
and curative qualities. Foley Kid
ney Pills are a carefully prepared
medicine, guaranteed to contain no
harmful or habit forming drugs.
They can have only a beneficial
effect when used for kidney and
bladder troubles, for backache,
rheumatism, weak back or lumbago.
Saunders & Fowden.
In Honor of Miss Ellington
On last Friday evening Miss Sal
lie Hadley delightfully entertained
a few of her friends in honor of her
house guest, Miss Glenwood Elling
ton, of Kinston. Upon the arrival
of the invited guests a most interest
ing contest was engaged in, Maurice
Watts being the successful contest
ant. .. Ar 10:30 the guests were
Ushered into the dining room and
served with fruit, pickles, crackers,
pepper deviled crabs,
cream and cake.
At a late hour the guests - reluc
■ tantly made|tbeir departure declar
f ing Miss Hadley a charming hostess
WILLIAMSTON, N. C., FRIDAY, JUYL 5, 1912
A Sunday Disaster
The waters of the Roanoke Rivtr
claimed twto more victims on Sun
day. There was to be a funeral
service at Cedar Landing conducted
by the colored Odd Fellows and a
party of tweutv arranged to go
from here. Fernie Howard with a
couple of gas boats to which a raft
was tied, this being made on two
small flats, carritd the party down.
The return trip was made with
safety until about opposite the old
railroad wharf. The night was
dark and rainy and tne flats leaky.
About half-past eignt o'clock one of
the flats suddenly sank and the en
tire party was thrown into the rush
ing waters. There were cries for
help which were beard in the town.
The men clung desperately to the
sides of the gas boats. Those who
could swim reached the shore in
safety and others were brought out
except two, Thad Woolard and
Ben Baker. The former has been
in the employ of J. L. Woolard for
years and was one of the chief
workmen in Woolard "s shop. Baker
was employed by Andersod Bros
on their farm. Both men were in*
dustrious and had families. The
disaster brought sadness into the
hearts of many relatives and friends.
Richard Smith and N. S. Godard,
who were with Howard on the boat,
reached home in safety.
Dynamite wis used to try to
raise the bodies on Monday, but
without avail. Crowds of people
stood on the banks all through the
day looking for the dead men.
Tuesday the bodies were recov
ered near the scene of the disaster.
Monday Night Dance
An impromptu dance was given
in tbe Masonic Hall on Monday
night which proved very enjoyable.
Tbe weather was cool and Alexan
der's Band furnished selections
suitable to each of tbe favorite
dances, and those participating
found the hours pleasant until one
Those dancing were: Miss Delia
Lanier and Dillon Simpson, Miss
Irene Smkh£and Clayton Moore,
Miss Annie Fagan and Harry M.
St abbs, Mise Hannah Vic Fowden
and Bruce Whitley, Miss Elizabeth
Ross, of Seaford, Del., and Harry
A. Biggs, Miss Clara Jones and
Wheeler Martin, Jr., Miss Beth
Purvis and Grover Godwin, Miss
Hattie Lou Ward and Maurice
Watts, Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Dun
Stags: W. H. Gurkin, J. W.
Watts, Jr., Leslie Fawden, Julias
N. J. Gorham, Cashier Bank of
Woodville, Woodville, Ga., had a
very severe attacfc of kidney trouble
and the pains in his kidneys and
back were terrible. ''l got a botlle
of Foley Kidney Pills from our
druggist and they entirely relieved
me, I have more benefit from them
than any other medicine." Saun
ders & Fowden.
Tarboro vs Locals
In a game of eight innings, Tar
boro and Williamston teams
even here on Monday. The visitors
had to take the 5 o'clock train for
home and so the game was not
fought out. If was a battle be
tween pitcher Arnheim for t'he
visitors and Brown for the locals.
The latter, however, bad imperfect
support at several critical points
and so the score tied. B rowu pitch
ed a steady game throughout the
hour and forty-five minutes.
Score: R H E
Batteries: Locals, Brown and
Stubbs; Tarboro, Arnheim and De-
Berry, Umpire Martin.
To the Democratic Voters
of Martin County:—
Permit me to thank you very
kindly for the consideration and
confdence so generously manifest
ed by your support and cooperation
during my continuance in office as
Sheriff of your county, and to as
sort you that I most heartily and
keenly appreciate the same.
Not being aware of any com
plaint and not having beard any
thing derogatory to my perfor
mance of the duties pertaining to
the office, and thinking that my
services and experience might pro
bably merit your further considera
tion, confidence and support, and
assuring you that the best and all
that is, of and in me, are at your
command, I take the liberty of
seeking further consideration at
yottr hands, and hereby announce
myself as a candidate for the office
of Sheriff of Martin County, sub
ject, however, to the wishes of the
County Democratic Convention.
This 20th. day of June, 1912.
J. C. CRAWFORD.
R Oyster Evere-it
Attorney Reuben Oscar Everett,
whose administration as blind tiger
prosecutor won bim the sobriquet
of Reuben Oyster Ever-It, several
years ago, was here yesterday on
bis way to Martin county, bis old
home, to spend a few days before
setting sail for Columbia Univer
sity. New Yofk.
Mr. Everett will study law up
there. He means to spend the
summer term at Columbia, wbile
his senior partner, Judge James S.
Massing, bolds down tbe office in
Durbam. He takes occasional sum
mer courses between practice and
brusbeß up on bis Blackstoue wbile
tbe partner is figuring per cent or
making out a mortgage
Fresh from college, not to fresh
to be sure, in 1903 be taught at
Durham, took the usual college
gradnat's circuitous course to a
career, and landed in the law.
From an early Bryanesue figure in
his lean years to Taftian tremen
dousness, he has grown until it is
necessary for him to go home every
thirty days in order to reintroduce
himself to his family. In Durham
he keeps a big touring car for bis
friends and paddles a bike to re
duce his'corporation. He bachelor
izea in a house big enough for
forty and courts women as the sands
of the seashore, innumerable. He
isn't married, never has been.
He declares that he has an ambi
tion now to learn more law, to
practice more law, to fill up on
wise saws and modern instances.
"I am wedded to my profession,"
he said yesterday. And it is the
hope of his Raleigh friends that he
will never have to get a divorce
from it on the groundof incompati
bility and non-support. —News &
At the request of a number of my
friends, I hereby announce myself
a candidate for the House of Rep
resentatives subject to the action of
the Democratic Convention of
This May 28th, 1-912.
In these days of high cost of liv
ing, a medicine that gets a man up
out of bed and able to work in a
few days is a valuable and welcome
remady. John Heath, Michigan
Bar, Cal., had kidney and bladder
trouble, was confined to his bed,
unable to turn without help. "I
commenced using Foley Kidney
Pills and can truly say I was re
lieved at once." His example is
worth foHowing. Saunders & Fow
Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Salisbury
attende.l the Uuion at Roberson
Miss Marv Whitehurst, of White
hurst, was the guest of Miss Laura
Salisbury last week.
Miss Alma Fleming has been ill
for some time, but we hope she
will soon begin to improve.
Miss Myrtle Roberson spent a
few days in town last week.
H. H. Burroughs,, of Winston,
was here last week visiting friends.
Mrs. W. D. Jordan and children
visited in Washington last week.
Mrs. R. H. Salisbury visited re
latives near Rocky Mount and
Speed last week.
Several from here attended ibe
ball game between Robersonville
and Hobgood Friday.
Miss Lucie Gorham Cherry from
Speed is the guest of Miss Louse
Salisbury this week.
Mrs. Robert Bowers from near
Parmele visited her parents here
Horace Johnson went to Halifax
Mrs. Jordan from Elm City is
here on a visit to ber son.
Wilmer House from Oak City
was here Wednesday.
C. H. Fleming from Greensboro
has been here for several days on a
visit to his people.
Ends Pain in Surgery
Dr. F. W. Forbes Ross, an M.
D. ol Edinburgh University, a fel
low of the Royal College of Sur
geons of England, and a well
known London surgeon, claims to
have made a discovery which, if
established, will mark another
wonderful epoch in tbe history of
surgery. Briefly, it almost means
tbe end ot human pain, for by the
injection of a simple non-poisonous
combination of two drugs tbe most
awful accident or the most dreadful
surgical operation can immediatelv
after its occurrence be rendered
Dr. Ross calls the attention of
the medical world to his achieve
ment in a letter printed in this
week's issue of the Lancet. He says:
"I have discovered that wide ap
plication of a local anesthetic can
kill the pain which follows the
most severe bodily accident or dur
ing and after the most severe surgi
cal operation. I have found an
absolutely harmless, nonpoisonous
antidote to pain and shock which
may tfe used without the slightest
fear of local or general detriment to
"It is a preparation of a i per
cent solution of quinine and urea
hydrochloride. Experiments for
some time past have always been
successful. The method is simple,
and be used by any intelligent per
sons." The perpnration is very
cheap; 12 cents will cover it.
There is an injection into the pa
tient of anesthetized chloroform or
ether in the ordinary way, and then
five to ten cubic centimeters of the
perparatiou distributed in the nerve
supply of the part concerned, which
will produce a total loss of the
sensation of pain.
"After the operation effects there
should be a single application by
multiple injection of the parts at
period's varying from 24 hours to a
fortnight, when the operation or
injury will have been recovered
from to Buch an extent that paia
will not be normally present"—Sel.
"How did the doctor persuade
you to stop smoking?"
"Made his bill so big I couldn't
afford to bu7 more tobacca." —Mil-
sr.oo a Year in Advance
OAK CITY ITEMS
Miss Thelma Beverly is visiting 1
her sisters, Mrs. Charlie and Wille
Earl Gardner was htre last Sat
J. C. Ross and Jessie Crisp took
a flying trip to Norfolk laßt Sun
Spencer Hines has commenced
building his new house on Railroad
Leola Barrett, of Farmville, ifr
the guest of W. E. Barrett and
wife this week.
James Smith and son, of Farm
ville, are visiting at the heme of
W. E. Barrett.
H. K. Harrell and H. S. Everett
went to Hobgood Tuesday.
B. M. Wo'rslev and A. R. House
left for Stokes Wednesday.
Tbe Farmers Union picnic and
barbecue was a great success at
A. M. Nason, farming neap
Canaan. Me., was badly crippled
with 6ciatic rheumatism doe he
says to uric acid in his blood.
"Foley KiJney Pills entirely cured!
me and also removed numerous
black specks that were continually
before my eves." Foley Kidney
l'ills are a uric acid solvent and are
effective for tbe various forms of
rheumatism. Saunders & Fowden.
For Register of Deed*
At tbe solicitation of a number
of my friends, I have decided to*
announce myself a candidate for
the office of Register of Deeds of
Martin County, subject to action of
the Democratic Convention.
S. S. BROWN.
George L. Higbie, Manton.Mich,.
used Foley Kidney Pills for kidney
and bladder trouble. He says: "I
find for my case no other medicine
equals Foley Kidney Pills for bene
ficial effect." 'They are a safe and
reliable medicine tor kidney trouble
and rheumatism. Contain no
harmful drugs. Saunders & Fow»
There will be a meeting of the-
Chamber of Commerce at the City
Hall, Thursday night at 8:30. The
meeting is called to discuss tbe pro
posed enterprises and extension of
the track to the river, and also tO'
discuss some important new busi
ness which means larger things for
the community. All citizens in
terested in the good of town should
Summer colds are bard to get rid
of, and frequently lead to asthma r
bronchitis, and hay fever. Do not
let your cold get a hold on you, but'
use Foley's Honey and Tar Com
pound for quick relief. W. H.
Allen, Chelsea, Wis., says: "We
prefer Foley's Honey and Tar Cora
pound to other cough medicines be
cause it quickly cuies coughs andt
colds. It will ward off a cold if
taken in time." Contains no
opiates. Saunderr & Fowden.
Messrs. Charles and Robert Ba
ker, of the Hamilton Pants Mfg_
Company, were in town Tuesday
looking for a suitable site to locate'
the factory if the company decides,
to come here. The lot adjoining the
Farmers Warehouse received more
favorable comment from the Messrs..
Baker and can probably be secured
should the plant be moved. It will;
not be definitely decided what will! ,
be done until some time duiiog the