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VOL. XIV. NO. 9
Professional Cards 3
Hugh B. York, M. D.
Office on Smtthwick St., rear Blount Bra.
Office hour*, 8 to lo.a. m., 7 to 9 p. m.
Office 'phone 60 - Night 'phone 63
Wm. E. Warren - J. S. Rhodes
Drs. Warren & Rhodes
Physicians apd Surgeons
Office is Bigg* Drag Store - 'Phone 39
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 thr At
lantic Hotel fourth Wednesday in
each month to treat diseases of the
Eye, Ear, No?e end Throat and
A. R. Dunning • 7 C. Smith
Dunning & Smith-
Attorneys-, 't- Law
Williamston - North Carolina
Roberuonville, North Carolina
Bnrrous A. Critelier - Wheeler Martin
Whfltf Martin, jr. •
Martin & Criteher
Williamston • North Carolina
S. J. Everett
Greenville, N. C. - Williamston, N. C.
Greenville Long Distance Phone 328
S. A. NEWELL
Attorney at Law
Williamston - Narth Carolina
Attorney at Law
'Williamston - North Carolina
John E. Pope
Life, Pite. 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
given to Ladies' Kid
Gloves, Fancy Waists
t Coat Suits and Skirts
Club Rates lor Men.
Clothes called for and
Agents for Rose & Co.
• Merc has t-T aiU>rs, Chi
I PERSONAL BRIEFS
Doke Critcher it at borne from
S. J. Everett of Greeßrtfle, has
been here this week on bumnen.
W. M. Bond, Jr., of Plymouth,
has been in town this week.
Sherrod Salsbary was bete from
.Hamilton on Monday. •
J. A. Getsinger. of Dardens, was
in town Monday on business.
Judge P. D. Winston bas been
attending court here this week.
Rev. Rnfas Bradley and family
left Thursday morning; for their
lnew home at Aurellan Springs
C. 13. Clark went to Darham
Thursday on business.
Mrs. C. W. Kellinger left for
Cres'.mont last week.
F. S. Hasseil, of Wilson, has
been here this week on professional
Those who were fortunate to at
tend the meeting cf the Embroidery
Club at the home of Mrs. A. R.
Dunning on Tuesday afternoon felt
that the joyous season ol Christmas
was here, and that Santa Claus bad
not forgotten that they were chil
dren in heart, at letist, if not in
years. New books wtre brought
in aud *o:>n the business was finish
ed, aud then the delights which
had been prepared by tb« hostess
awaited the guests in tbe dining
rooui. The table was attractive,
with its holiday appearance. In
tbe center was a veritable chimney
in inniature, and from tbe top of It
hung Christmas ribbons. Each
j guest drew a ribbon and found her
gift to be a tape line The place
cards were Christraa?* bells, and
salted peanuts were served in unique
Santa Claus dishes. There were
salads, stuffed dates, olives, pickles,
cheese straws, saltiues, hot choco
late and orange* cut like a .')ig yel
low lilly from which floated a small
pennant with Christmas greetings.
The whole was the most attractive
of the season, and arranged, too,
by a hostess who possesses tbe hap
py faculty of knowing how to please
Pneumonia is a dirty-air disease
When tbe weather is roild and
doors and windows are kept open
there is littlepueumonia. But with
the coning of coi ' weather, when
ptopie shut up their bouses, the
pneumonia cases and deaths multi
ply with fearful rapidity.
DON'T POISON YOURSELF
That's Tfrhat You May do H You
Take Calomel, Because Cal
omel is a form of Mercury
If you ask a druggist lor bi
chloride of mercury, he will give it
to you in a red labe! bottle marked
POISON. Calomel is also a chlo
ride of mercury, as your doctor will
tell you, and, as everybodo knows,
mercury is a poison.
When you think yon need a dose
of calomel, instead of whipping
your liver up with the mercury it
contains, go to Saunders & Fowden
drug store and pay fifty cent? for a
bottle of Bodson's Liver-Tone, a
pure vegetable liquid that starts the
liver to action ju«t as surely as
colomel does and is perfectly mild
and harmless, with no bad after
effects. No restriction of habit or
diet is necessary.
Dodson's Liver-Tone give such
perfect satisfaction in caring con
stipation and torpid liver that
Saunders & Fowden will give the
money back to any person who trie*
it and docs not find it a perfect aab
i stkuie for calomel.
WILLIAMSTON, N. C., FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13. 1912
AO aotfcaa yhllahert la tfcte eotmmm, where
null to to fee dirhtd, wtU be (kti|t4 at U»e
rate at 10 casts a Uac, (want ats vorda to a
Mae), each iaaue. Special rate will be made on
—Soon it will be written 1913.
—Freight cars are being carried
over tbe track to the river.
—Gasoline i6j£ wnt bv tbe bar
rel—'Martin County Buggy Co.
—lt snowed again early Monday
morning, but melted as k fell.
—LOST— Black and White set
ter dog, brass and leather collar.
Reward if returned to Dr. Jas. S.
—Gasoline cent by the bar
rel—Martin County Buggy Co.
—Rev. J. L. Cherry will preach
at the home of Miss Polly Pulley
at J o'clock Sunday. The public
—The office force were the re
cipients on Tuesday of a tray filled
with good things to eat, and Mrs
A. R. Dunning was the thoughtful
—Miss Mare Date Bjown enter
tained a few of her friends in honor
Sliss Marv Bradley Wednesday
Gasoline i6>.' cent by the bar
rel —Martin County Buggy Co.
—"The Servant in the House"
will be presented here on the even
ing of Dec. 23rd. This is one of
tbe finest and purest productions
on tbe road. It is a play that rare
ly ever enters a town except the
larger ones, but it will come here
in all its entirety. Don't fail to
—The sudden cold snap tUnde
wood pile® look very scanty, as
very few people bad prepared fully
for extreme weather. Wood is
hard to procure, as the farmers
find difficulty in getting it cut. A
dealer in wood and coal is one of
the things Willinmstou needs
among other things that go to
make a well-ordered town. Why
if it that some one cannot be induc
ed to open such a business?
—Gasoline 16y cent by the bar
rel—Martin County Buggy Co.
—Friday night, thieves entered
the fowl house belonging to Dr.
Knight and carried away thirty
three of his finest young chickens.
The loss was not, discovered until
late Saturday as there are a number
of fowls on the lot. Saturday
night about three o'clock Dr. and
Mrs. Kuight were awakened by a
noise in the yard, and going out
found that a coop which always
contained fowls for table use had
been robbed, one rooster alone
escaping. Officers were notified
and a search made through town,
hut no clue ro the burglars basbeen
found. The chickens were of fine
stock and the theft eutailed great
loss, as much time aud expense
had been expended in the rearing
of the poultry.
The following invitation has been
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Henry Baker
request the honor oi your presence
at the marriage of their daughter
Mr. Edward Boyle Darden
on Tuesday December seventeenth
nineteen hundred and twelve
at High' Noon
Methodist Episcopal Church, Sonth
Hamilton, North Carolina
after December twenty-third
Ten bandied and forty, Ann St.,
* m m - i - .
U overeating doifat the brain, the
cost of Iking n conductive to over
develop meat of the brain.
/ December Term of Court
Jtdge W. H. Justice artived on
the 1:15 train Monday and conven
ed Court at 2 o'clock. Hip charge
was short but inatraettve. He espec
ially urged upou tbe Grand Jurors
the importance of their duty as of
ficiate ot tba Court and as citizens
of tbe State and County. The fol
lowing were chosen on the Grand
B. T. Wynn, Harry A. Biggs.
Henry Roberson, Alfred Lilley, G.
W. Holliday, L. B. Wynn. Henrv
Rogerson, Richard Harrison, R.
C. Bailey, Robert Harris, J. P.
Davis, J. L. Brown, J. R. Carson,
C. L. Roebuck, M. P. Taylor, H.
I).' *iarrison, S G. Andrews and
M. L. Bunting. L. B. Wynn was
chosen foren>4ft> and H. D. Taylor,
officer of the Jury.
The following cases were dlspos
State vs Griffin. Retailing. Dis
State vs J. H Bryan. Retail
State vs Church Hoard Nol
pros with leave.
State vs S'eward Roger;. Re
tailing. Continued under former
State vs J E. Moore. Retailing.
Continued under former order.
State vs E. R. Carson. Dismiss
State vs Church Hoard. Per
juty. Nol pros with leave
State vs Will Waters Perjury.
Nol pros with leave.
State vs Levi Riddick. Perjury.
Nol pros with leave.
State vs Sam Hard no 11. Per
jury. Nol pros with leaue.
I jjttte vs Claude Whitaker. A 7
D. W. Plead guilty. 550 and
State vs W. I). Bell. Retailing.
Coutinued under former order.
State vs Levi Jones. A. D. W.
Pleads guilty of simple assault.
SSO and cost.
State vs Chas. Jones. A. D. W.
Siate vs Jonah Moore. L. & E.
Plerd guilty. Six mouths in jail
with permission to commissioners
to hire out.
State vs Henry Lloyd. Injury
to hogs in range. Not guilty.
State vs James Shepherd. D. R.
C. Guilty. S2O and cost.
State vs Walter Coolege. C. C
W. Not a irue bill.
State vs Geo. Knight and Lester
Roherson. A. 1). W. Guilty.
Judgment suspended upon payment
of all cost by Ktiigh*.
State vs Frank Watson an 1 Jack
Woolard. Affray. Guilty. Wool
ard fined sls and one half cost,
Watson $5 and one-half cost.
State vs Jim and Kllza Hill. As
sault. Gnity. Kacli to pay a fine
of $lO and one-half cost
State vs J. F. Cotancb. L. &
R. Not guilty.
State vs W. A. Ross and Ike
Hopkins. Guilty. to pay a
fine of sls and one half cost.
State vs Henry Wilkes alias
Henry Wilkins. Arraigned for
murder in 2nd degree or manslaugh
ter. Guilty of manslaughter.
Ten years in the State prison.
The case of Kason Rogerson for
the trilling of Sam Mizell was given
to the jury on Wednesday after
noon aftea arguments by Messrs.
Stubbs, Martin, Critcher for the
defense and Solicitor Allsbrooks
and A. R. Dunning for the prose
cntion. Thursday morning the
jury found a verdict of "not guiity
as charged," and Rogersoa was set
Sue—What? Back from the sea
shore so soon? Honest, now, bow
many fellows proposed to von?
Sue —Mercy! Only one?
Prue —lt was all that was neces- 1
sary. It's upstairs in my dicta
phone locked up in my Baratoga.
—St. Louis Republic.
Mrs. Eli Ray Dead
The death of Mrs. Pattie Bennett
Rav, wife of Mr. Eli Ray, occurred
near here at 4 o'clock Saturday
afteriir-ifem, December 7th, 1912.
Mrs Ray had been suffering for
two weeks with typhoid pneumonia,
and was conscious almost to 'the.
end. A few hours before death
c.ime she disposed of her property
to the husband who bad been her
fiiilhfol companion for about twenty
years. She was born near William
ston and was the daughter of the
j late Calvin Bennett and the sister
of Frank Bennett, of Martin Coun
ty. Her life had been spent quiet
ly in the home, where her cheerful
spirit shed and light on
all around her. She had many
friends aud relatives who loved her
aud will tuiss her presence through
coming years. Some years ago,
she connected herself with the
Methodift Church, and had lived
the life of an earnest Christian.
Monday afternoon, the funeral
services were conducted at the hom:
by Elder Sylvester Hassell, of the
Primitive Baptist Church, aud the
interment was in the family ceme
tery The sympathy of the entire
community gees out to the bereav
!ed husband in his sore affliction.
Two Prizes to Martin
Martin County is in the Second
I District as arranged for the Boys'
Corn Clubs. In the distribution of
prizes in the State two were won by
Martin County boys, P. G., and J.
UK_.Pt el, the sons of Mr. Pit ny
I Peel, of Griffins Township. P. G.
, Peel won sixth prize in the Second
making 108.6 bushels at a
J cost of 30 cent per bushel; the
'seventh pr:z went to J. R. Peel
who tn ule 90 5 bushel* at a cost of
I 24 5 cent per bushel.
This record will place P. G. Peel
as winner of first place among Mar
tin County boys, who entered the
contest, and J. R. Peel second place.
Griffins District is a fine spot for
corn production and these young
boys deserve praise for their efforts
to win Corn growing contests are
making other and older farmers sit
up and take notice, and the result
is the number of bu&hels is largely
increased throughout the State and
P. G. Peel i« a student in the
High School in Williamston and is
making as good a record in his
studies fis he hs»'- naade in corn.
Monday night, two strolling
musician l - were engaged and a few
of the you 114 people of the town led
by Francis D. Winston,
thoroughly enjoyed themselves in
the card room of the T/>tus Club.
The Virginia Reel, chat dance
which always brings pleasure to
both the participants and speeta
tors, was entered into with zest,
Judge Winston leading. The music
was suitable to the old-fashioned
dances, and there were loads of
fun for everybody present.
A scries of the most alluring trips
that have been brought to our at
tention are those announced in a
special ad. in this paper by the
Atlantic Coast Line, to Panama,
Jamaica and Cuba, with one per
sonally-conducted tour, from Key
West, on January 7, as a special
attraction. Those who wish to see
the beauties of those countries and
make a trip over the famous "Over-
Sea Railroad," should cafl on or
address F. M. Jolly, Traffic Agent,
Atlantic Coast Line, Wilmington,
who will personally conduct the
party 011 the large new steamship
"Evangeline," which it is announ
ced, will accommodate 700 passen
sr.oo a Year in AdTauce
"Prevention of Laws"
Brevard Nixon in tbe Sunday
N#>ws & Observer, ha* the follow
ing to say about oar townsman an#
Senator, Harry W. Sfnbhv:
"Theie art many •oeit-be* today
"for the prevention of" various and
sundry things; bnl the next Legis
lature should meet and enact a law
at once organizing a 'Society (or
the Prevention of Laws."
Hon Harry Stubbs, of Martin,
should be made president of this
orgaization, with fnil power to act.
Hon. H. A. Gilliam, of Tarboro,
should be first vice-president; Hon.
Frank Ray, of Macon, should be
the executive committee; Hon.
Walter Murphy, of Ruwan, should
be g«ueral manag r. This society
would accomplish a much greater
good to tbe St alt' than tbe reforms
suggested by Mr. Tillett'n com
mittee of the State Har Association.
Mr. S übts boasts tbat he has
never hud a law exacted for his
county. He goes to tbe legislature
session alter session to protect bis *
county nod distn;t from laws, lie
is the geratest constitutional lawyer
in the State tod&y. He was chair
man of the committee on constitu
tional amendments in the constitu
tional assemblies of 1899 1901, the
most important committee since
Bi.iiig a nftit lawyer, he always
has a statute or principle of the
common la* at his fingers end, to
carry forward anything his county
or Section wants and need*., with
out asking the legislature to put it
in motion for htm by means of a
Mr. Stubbs ha« more legislative
experience than any living North
Carolinian, having been in more
sessions ot the General Assembly.
If every representative and senator
would t ike Mr. Stubbs as a model,
the Legislature would me;t. enact
probably half a dozen amendments
and halt a dozee law* of a gei.eral
nature, covering pro >ab)y 100 pages
ot acts and fifty page • of journals,
Two very charming youugladies
were chatting in a tramcar the
"So you've been down to tbe
camp?" said one.
"Yes; and it s splendid down
"Did the soldiers have their
arms wtih them? 1 "
"Of course they did! Vou don't
suppose they would leave them at
home, do you?"
"I shouldn't like to be there
when they were f ring. I hate
"Why, silly, they don't fire."
"Djn't they? What do they do
with their arms, then?"
. " Why, they put them round you,
of course, an i it's ever so nice.'*
You can not go under the wire
as a real winner in life's race uultss
you have the physical strength to
carry 0:1 your work.
The American people sleep too
little and eat too much. The aver
age man requires eight hours of
sound sleep every night.
Regular bathing is nor 11 luxury;
it is a necessity. —r—
"My owu cieares^— vision of God
is— the Future!" %
"Nothing is hopeless until we
cry: 'What's the use?"
"Each time a desire is fulfilled
our happiness .is a stalk."
"The hohie is not so much an
"T* . • ' ■*
institution as a sentiment.
"Man dies twice—the first time
when bis mind ceases to grout.*
Only then can a man be calte4
cultured when be realizes that not
ing pertaining to himself or his life
is exclusively chaxicteristic of hfe