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VOL. XIV. NO. 8
| Professional Cards
Hugh B. York, M. D.
Microscopy, Electrotherapy, X-Ray
Office on Smithwick St., rear Blount Bro.
Office boor*, 8 to 10 a. m„ 7 to 9 p. m.
Office 'phone 60 - Night 'phone 63
Win. B. Warren - J. S. Rhode#
Drs. Warren & Modes
Physicians and Surgeons
Office in Biggs Drug Store - 'Phone 09
Jos. H. Saunders, M. D.
Physician and Surgeon
Day 'Phone 53 - Night 'Phone 40
Williamston, N. Q.
Dr. R. L. Savage
of Rockv Mount, will be at the At
lantic Hotel fourth Wednesday in
each month to treat diseases of the
Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat and
A. R. Dunning n , f - C. Smith
Dunning & Smith
Attorneys, j t- Law
Williamston • North Carolina
Robereonville, North Carolina
Bnrrotu A. Critcher - Wheeler Martin
Wheeler Hartin, Jr.
Martin & Critcher
Williamston - , North Carolina
S. J. Everett
Greenville, N. C. - Williamtton, N. C.
Greenville Long Distance Phone 326
S. A. NEWELL
Attorney at Law
Williamston • . North Carolina
Attorney at Law
Williamston • North Carolina
John E. Pope
General Insurance, „
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 '£)yeing and
V£ry careful attention
'given to Ladies' Kid
Gloves, Fancy Waists
Coat Suits and Skirts
Club Rates "tor Men.
Clothes called for and
Agents for Rose & Co.
I PERSOHAL BRIEFS J
John T. Edmondson, of Rober
sonville, was in town Monday.
Miss Essie Peel attended a dance
at Tarboro Monday evening.
Misses Anna Beth Purvis and
Lettie Critcher spent Thanksgin
ing in Richmond.
Messrs. Jack Biggs, Clayton
Moore and Harry A. Biggs witness
ed the football game [at Richmond
Lonis C. Bennett has returned
from a short visit to Norfolk. .
Miss Maude Windley, of Wash
ington, has been the gnest of Mrs.
F. W. hoyt this week.
J. W. Watts, Jr., was home this
week from the A. & M. College.
Roger Critcher, Jr., spent
Thanksgiving at home.
Prof. J. T. Jerome and Supt. R.
J. Peel attended the Teachers' As
sembly at Greensboro.
Mrs. George M. Roberson and
children, of Robersonville, have
been in town this week with rela
Misses Annie Kate Tnrewer and
Mary Kiag Ellison spent last Sat- ,
urday in Rocky Mount.
Misses Gladys and Lula May
Keel, of Rocky Mount, spent
Thanksgiving with Mrs. Arthur
Rev. C. P. Jerome has been here
this week with his son, Pxof. J. T.
R. 13. Grimes, of Roberso&ville,
was here Monday. .I
Ensign D. C. Godwin spent (
Thanksgiving with his parents,
Mayor and Mrs. B. F. Godwin.
Fred Shute spent Thanksgiving j
with his mother at Scotland Neck.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Bennett and 1
little girl, of Welche, W. Va., visit- ]
ea relatives here this week.
Mrs. C. B. Has-ell and little
daughter have returned from a !
visit to relatives at Wilson.
P. H. Davenport and Miss Man
son were here from Hamilton on
Wednesday evening to see "The
giving with relatives here. i
Dr. John D. Biggs and wife witb
Harry A. Biggs and Mrs. S. F.
I Williams motored to Scotland Neck '
Tuesday evening to attepd a play 1
Mrs. Clinton Mundy and j
children, of Newark, N. J , art
visiting their parents, Mr. and Mrs. (
G. L. Whitley, ,
The Wililauis'Cu High School j
German Club met with Mr. and
Mrs, J- T. Jerome, on Friday evert
ing DJC. 31912. After themlliutes
of the last meeting tvfcrt read a
conversation in Gettoan followed
which was vety interesting.
Refreshments were served by Mr.
and Mts. Jerome, after which the
entertaiment took place.
The meeting adjourned to meet
next with Mr. Leroy Anderson
T)ec. io, 1912.
- Court Next Week
The December Term of Martin
County Superior Court will convene
•on Monday with Judge Frrak
Daniesl presiding. The criminal
docket has been increased by the
case of State vs Rogerson, which
will consume a greater pett of time
set apart for the trial of the docket.
The case will be fought vigorously
by both aides. The civil docket as
arranged byjtbe members of the
bar, is smaller than' Usual as there
will beibut one week of the Vision.
WILLIAMSTON, N. C.. FRIDAY, DECEMBER (>, igia
Killed Over an Axe
Friday affernoon at 3:30 o'clock
in Bear. Grass Township, Eason
Rogerson shot Sam Mizeil, wound
ing him so seriously that Mizell
died the next day. Rogerson wan
brought here on Monday and plac
ed under a $5,000 bond for bis ap
pearance before Judge B. F. God
win on Tuesday at 12 noon. Mar
tin & Critcher and H. W. Stubbs
were employed to defend Rogerson
and A. R. Dunning was retained as
prosecuting attorney. The hear
ing was called at the hour named
and upon motion cf State's attor
ney, the warrent was amended by
charging the crime as "wilful!,
felonious and premeditated mur
der." The first witness called was
George Rogerson, who said:
"I saw Mizell at 2 o'clock last
Friday at the house of Eason Rog
erson. We were all in house talk
ing and laughing. 1 left and Sam
Mizell went to gate with me. I
left him in the road. I saw
him after he was shot at Gil
liam Rogerson's bouse. He was
lying on floor and bleeding, was
shot in left shoulder, hole in sweat
er siie of your hand. Shot with
no. 4 shot, wound renged down.
Sam Mizell died Saturday at 12:5
o'clock, buried in Beaufort Connty
beside his mother.
He told me be was bound to die.
He then said that he was shot by
Eason Rogerson. He said that
Rogerson went out for the axe and
could not find it, and he helped in
the search for the axe. He said
be told Rogerson that he (Roger
son) must be drunk, which made
Rogerson mad, and be (Rogeraota)
started to fight him. They wrestl
ed and be choked Rogerson to pre
vent Rogerson from hurting him.
Afterwards they made friends und
Rogerson told him he was not go
ing to hurt him. He (Rogerson)
went into bouse; he (Rogerson)
shot him between house and the
Continuing, witness said that
Eason Rogerson told him on the
same day that he shot to kill, and
hoped Mizell would die, aud tbat
Mizell bad no weapon. That if Miz
ell got well and come to his house
again tbat he would kill bim. Dr.
Nelson, of Robersonville, was call
ed to the wounded man and Drs
Josh and Dave Tayloe, of Wash
ington, werecalled in consultation."
Witness was not cross-examined.
Walter Harrison testified: "I
knew Sam Mizell—he is
Was at home Friday, fifty to sev
enty-five yards from Eason Roger
son's house. I can see Rogerson's
house from my piazza, I was on my
piazza last Friday, saw Sam Mizell
at Eason Rogerson's gate, did not
see Rogerson. Saw him about one
half hour later; the boys were talk
jug. After other bojs left I
SAW KaSOti Rugersoil Out calling
hogs. Saw Eason Rogerson go in
tnd get gun, saw Sam Mizell run
ning around hou?e and beard gun
fire. I went in house—was fright
ened. I looked out of my window
and Eason Rogerson came out of
bouse with gun, Sam Mizell run
ning, and in about two to tbree
minutes beard gun fire the second
time. I went to door quickly and
saw Sam Mizell going towards the
packhouse. In about one-half hour,
I went to Eason Rogerson's, saw
Sam Mizell lying in road bleeding.
They put him on a cot."
Will Harrison, third witness,
said that be was going to Eason
Rogerson's house Friday after
noon and beard a gun fire twice
and* heard some one cry:
"Lord have mercy." Saw Sam
Mizejl leaning on packhouse
and he felt about him when I saw
him. Eason Rogerson came out
and said that he had shot him
(Mizell) for he was, choking him.
Saw Mizell standing on outside of
gate when first gun fired, did not
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see Rogerson then- Thinks about
3to 5 militates between shots. On
cross- examination, witness said
that be saw gun beside Mizell, and
it was Eason Rogerson's gun.
1 State rested and defendants at
-1 torneys put so nitness on Btand.
Judge Godwin fixed bond at
SIO,OOO and upon failure to give
, same, Rogerson was placed in jail
to awsit the action of the grand
i, jury next week.
1 "The Climax"
T® John E. Pepe, Manager of the
City Theatre, is due praise for
booking the strongest play ever
seen on a Williamston stage The
time *as Wednesday evening—the
( play "The Climax." It was as
advertised, "The Pearl ©f Dramatic
Purity," Music and song, sweet
ness and cheer, and great dramatic
power made it a play which ap
1 peals to an audience of refinement
and appreciative of the artistic.
There was soul in the interpreta
tion of the difficult roles taken by
the four members of the company.
Theodore Kehrwald as "Luigi
Golfanti," the lovable old mu-ic
master, Ernest Milton as 'Pietro
Golfoati, his sen and with dreams
of being a great composer, the
doctor "Jaek Raymond," played
by Walter Wald and Harriet Car
ter as "Adaliaa Von Hagas." the
pupil, er as AIIMI Dale described
her: "The little firl with the won
derful vsiee," completed tha cast.
There was not s flaw in tbe entire
production, save a slight weakness
in the acting ef "Dr. Raymond,"
whu haa recently gone witb tbe
company. But even tbat failed to
injure the production as a whole.
Miss Carter's voice is of superb
timbre, and her trial which came
when she discovered tbat her voice
had been destroyed, was acted with
tbe perfectness of the famous act
resses whose appearance bring de
light. In it was seen a clear de
monstration of auto suggestion
which in tbe end brought loss to
the Doctor, who had hoped to win
Adelina. The audience appreciat
ed the entire play and rejoiced or 1
sorrowed with the players as the
lights and shadow* fell in tbe life
of the two lover#, the girl who
finally found love to be the inspira
tion and the grand old Master,
whose soul was filled with love aud
music. No one having an oppor
tunity, should miss this production
New Government In
Monday was the day for the out
going and incoming of the County
officials. Sheriff J. C. Crawford,
Treasurer C. D. Carstarpben, Re
gister of Deeds S. S. Brown arrang
ed for bonds and with tbe other
officers were sworn in. Tbe new
IJoard pf County Commissioners
met and elected Dr. B. L Long, of
Hamilton, Chairman. The retir
ing Board with H. M. Burras as
Chairman has done good work, and
its successor will hold tbe affairs of
the County safely. Dr. Long is
public-spirited aud a careful busi
ness man and will give good service
as head of the Board.
The continuance of the Demo
cratic government insures safety
: for the people's interests, and Mar-
County will maintain that conserva
tism which hss made it one of the
most substantial of the one hun
dred counties in North Carolina.
' Bazaar a Success
The ladies of the Baptist Church
opened their bazaar last night at
1 7:30 in the Masonic Hall. In less
1 than an hour, the fancy article
' booth was looking bare, and more
: refreshments could have been sold.
1 There were candies and nuts for
■ sale, also lemonade, turkey, salad
E and ice cream. The amount real
t Ized was $165.00.
Killed in Gin
Tue.»day, the death of Mr. G. R.
1 L. Rotbuck shocked the entire sec
tion in which be lived, and many
friends and acquaintances else
where. Mr. Roebuck, who was
• about sixty-five years old and had
not the f-trength of former years,
1 was too indnstrious to give his work
to others, and so followed his duties
as clo>e!y as any laborer he employ
ed. He was ginning cotton, and
was attending to the gin himself,
saying tbat he knew bow to do tbe
Tuesday morning, tbe gin be
came choked and Mr. Roebuck put
his hand in to remedy the trouble.
As in hundred cases before, the
arm was caught, and the breast of
tbe gin was thrown up and the un
fortunate man fell on the saws He
was cut through the head until the
brains showed, and bis breast was
gashed deep. His arm was proba
bly broken in a dozen places. Drs.
Warren and Rhodes went to the
scene as quickly as possible. Thev
saw only the slightest ray of hope,
and that was found in the amputa
tion of the arm, so that the flow of
blood could be stopped But the
operation proved useless, as such a
quaintity of blood had been shed
that there could be no reaction, and
so death followed in a few hours.
Mr. Roebuck was a well-known
farmer living in the Spring Green
section, and had accumulated con
siderable property. He was a mem
ber of the Primitive Biptist Church,
1 and the brother of Fred
and Arthur Roebuck. He bad
been married twice and leaves a
1 wife and five children. The fun
eral services were held on Wednes
-1 day afternoon. t
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To Leave Here
The Methodist Conference, which
closed Monday at Fayetteville,
changed the pastor here, Rev. Ru
fus Bradley, to Aurelian Springs,
Roanoke Circuit, and sent Rev. J.
T. Stanford to the Williamston and
Hamilton Circuit. Elder Bumpass
still presides over Warrenton Dis
trict, which will give pleasure to
the large number of members in
Rev. Rufus Bradley came here
two years ago, succeeding Rev. C.
L Read, and has served the people
faithfully and conscientiously. His
life among this people has beeu
worthy of ?»ny man of God, who
goes forth to minister unto sin-sick
souls, and to strengthen the moral
life of the community. .
It is not known at this time when
he will leave with his family for
the new work, or when Rev. and
Mrs. Stanford will arrive.
Mr. John White, of Abbeville, S.
C., and Miss Eliza Short Daniel,
, of Rocky Mount, were quietly
married November 27th , at 8:30 at
the home of Mr. J. R. Bobbitt, on
, Ho'veil Street, Dr. I. M. Mercer,
pastor cf the First Baptist Church,
The bride is the daughter of Mr.
W. E. Daniel, of Martin County,
N. C., but for the past six years
has made her home in Rocky Mount
, with her sister, Mrs. J. R. Bobbitt.
, She is an attractive and popular
, young woman and numl?ers her
friends by her acquaintances. Her
marriage was quite a surprise to
her many friends here, who regret
to give her up.
The groom is a popular young
t man and holds an improtant posi
tion with tbe S. A. L. Railroad at
| Abbeville, S. C. The happy cou
[ pie left on the 9:15 train for their
future home, carrying with them
' tbe best wishes of all who knew
10,000 seleJfe,Cabbage Plants for
Sale. THE ENTERPRISE.
SI.OO a Year in Advance
Stole Five Dollars
Sunday night, Mrs. J. P. Sim
pson, who was standing in the door
of her dining room, looked into the
mirrow of the ballrnck and saw
there the reflection of Azariah, the
negro boy employed about tfce lot.
She noticed that he was opining
the -nesb-bag of Miss Hannah Vic
Fowden, who bad placed it on the
table in the hall. Desiring to stop
the theft Mrs. Simpson asked him
if he had eaten his snpper. The
negro went out and Mrs. Simpson
called Mr. Simpson, who went into
the kitchen and accused the boy of
stealing the money. He denied the
charge, and Mr. Simpson searched
bis coat pockets but failed to find
the cash. The police was cblled,
but Azariah did the sprinting act
in the meantime with the five dol
lars in his "jeens." Nothing has
been seen or heard of him since,
though the officers have been watch
ing. But the story is made longer
by the fact that the was un
der a SIOO bond for his appearance
at court, and Mr. Simpson was his
11l Honor of Miss vVindley
The members of the Embroidery
Club with a number of invited
guests, spent a most delightful hour
with Mrs. James Grist Staton on
Wednesday ut her resipence on
Main Street. She bad as honor ~
guest, Miss Maud Wiudley, of
Washington, who has been visiting
Mrs. F. W. Hoyt for the past week.
The ladies catried their work-bags,
and thus spent the time profitably
as well as pleasantly. Miss Clara
Tazewell Jones added much to the
enjoyment of the hour by her inter
pretation of popular selections by
celebrated composers. Delicious
refreshments were served, which
consisted of meats, salads, fruits
E. C. T. T. S. Notes
The Japanese opera, the Mikado,
will be presented by the Literary
Societies on De?. 9. A well select
ed cast, charming choruses of fifty
well trained, fresh, young voices,
costumes from a professional eost
umcr, picturesque Japanese stage
setting all combined will make an
entertainment of remarkable charm
aud beauty. Tbe ocera is full of
Thanksgiving Day wh a quite
testful holid»v. Thr central fea
ture of the day was tht excellent
turkey dinner. Mi.'s Rankin, Dir
ector of tbe dining room, aud her
force, had the tables artistically de
corated. The show added interest
to the day. Miss Louise Delle
Pittman, president of the V. W.C.
A conducted a Thanksgiving prayer
service immediately after breakfast
on Thanksgiving D.»y.
Ttte faculty was represented at
the Teachers Assembly at Greens
boro by Pres. Wright, Prcf. Rags
dale, and Misstt Grabaui aud Mc-
Fadyen. Professors Austin and
Ragsdale attended tbe meeting oi
the county superintendents which
preceded the assembly. v
Rev. C. E. Madrey, pastor of the
Baptist Tabernacle In Raleigh, who
recently conducted revival services
in Greenville, visited the school and
made an inspiring talk at assembly
Rev. B. F. Huske, of New Bern,
formerly pastor of the Episcopal
church of Greenville, was recently
a welcome visitor at the morning
Rev. C. M. Rock last Sunday
evening conducted the Y. W. C. A.
services, talking on Systematic
* 'There's work for me and there's
work for you"—but must of us
arn't selfish about our share. —Sel.
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