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VOL. XIV. NO. 10
Hugh Be York, M. D.
Microscopy, Electrotheiapy, X-Ray
Office on Smith wick St., rear Blount Bro.
Office hours, Sto lot. m., 7to9p. m.
Office 'phone 60 - Night 'phoae 63
Win. E. Warreu - 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 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 ot the
Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat and
A. R. Dunning - ' C. Smith
Dunning & Smith
Williamston - North Carolina
Robersonville, North Carolina
Burrous A. Critcher - Wheeler Martin
Wheeler Martin t Jr.
Martin & Critcher
Williamston •_ North Carolina
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S. J. Everett
Greenville, N. C. - Williamston, N. C.
Greenville Long Distance Plione 328
Attorney at Law
Williamston - North Carolina
Attorney at Law ?
Williamston - North Carolina
John E. Pope
Life, Fire. Health, Accident, Live Stock
Real Estate - Brokerage
Williamston - North Carolina
Office on Main Street
Society Pressing 1
. . Glub . . I
o. C. Price, Manager J
Phone No. 58
Up-to-Date Cieaing, |
Pressing, Dyeing and
Very careful attention
given to Ladies Kid
Gloves, Fancy Waists
Coat Suits and Skirts
CIUIJ Rates for Men.
Clothes called for and
Agents for Rose & Co.
• s ; - i^'
B. Haywood Knight is at home
from Chapel Hill to spend the
Judge Francis D. Winston was
here Tuesday on business. Miss
Annie Cooper was called home on
Tuesday by the illness of her moth
er near Windsor.
Rev. and Mrs. Dargan, who
were en route to Windsor on an
auto, spent Monday night in town.
Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Simpson,
Mrs. A. R. Dunning, MTfU* Henry
Crawford and Miss Hannah Vic
Fowden motored to Washington
Mrs. Sarah Jane Griffin, whose
home is near Jamesville, spent last
week as the guest of Mrs. Wheeler
Wig Watts, Jr., came home Sat
urday night to speud the holidays.
W. B. Watts and W. Roy Hamp
ton, with a party of friends, motor
ed here Sundav and spent the day.
Albion Dunn drove here from
Greenville in his "Overland" on
Sunday to see his sister, Mrs. J. D.
Rev. J. T. Stanford arrived last
Friday and entered uoon his work
for the year. He preached both
morning and night on Sunday.
Mrs. Stanford visited relatives iu
Greenville before coming here to
join her. husband.
Misses Fannie Biggs Martin and
Franees Elizabeth Knight will leave
Monday for Jacksonville, Fla.,
where they will spend the holidays
with Mise Anuie Laurie Bony.
Miss Annie Pagan leaves Mbn
day night for Edeuton to spend
Christmas with her mother.
W. D. Jenkins, of Durham, has
been in town this week 011 business.
J. W. Baker, who has been at
Kenlv for months, is at
Rev Claudius F. Smith spent
Monday evening in town as the
guest of Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Staton.
Rev. Rufus Bradley was town
Tuesday from Hamilton where lie
went to officiate at the "Darden-
Baker marriage there that day.
For the month ending December
Ist. Grade.— Esther Harrison,
Herbert Peel Bonner Gurganus,
2ud, Grade. —William Harrdl.
Grade. —Elizabeth Burras,
Mary Gladys Watts, Jiui Cook,
41I). Grade.—"Estelle Crawford,
sth. Grade. —William Ellison.
6th. Grade. —Bessie I'age,Louise
;th. Grade.—Carrie Dell White,
Geo. Howard Kent, Sylvia Upton,
James Edwin Hatred.
Bth. tirade. —Lucy Green, Gil
bert Peel, Alfna Sparks, Mary
Bradlev, Fitzhugh Robertson, Rob
9th. Grade.—Lcona Page, Daisy
ioth. Peeh,~ Leroy
Anderson, CJllie Roberson, Ellie
* ... .f
I wish to express ruy sincere
thanks for every act of kindness
and sympathy shown me by kind
friends and neighbors,# during the
illness and death of my wife.
May the Lt>rd reward each - one
in Sis own good way.
"If poetry be criticism of life,
then a reference to life should form
the basis of all criticism of poetry."
WILLIAMSTON, N. C,, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20. 1012
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| LOCAL ITEMS
All notice* published In tbi* column, where
revenue 1* to be derived, will be charged at the
rate ot 10 cents a line, (count six words to a
line), each issue. Special rate will be msde on
on I contract*.
—A MERRY CHRISTMAS and
A HAPPY NEW YEAR.
—Gasoline \6)4 cent bv tie bar
rel—Martin County Buzgy Co.
—Christmas Wednesday and
then the New Year.
Remember the unfortunate at
this joyous season.
—Gasoline cent by the bar
rel —Martin County Boggy Co.
—Full moon Mouday.
—Buy early and avoid the rush
on Christmas Eve.
—All the Sunday Schools in
town will have Christmas trees for
—Gasoline i6 } /j cent by the bar
rel—; Martin County Buggy Co.
—STRAYED —From my piace,
one brown grade Jersey bull com
ing two years eld, unmarked.
formation rewarded.—S. E. Hardi
son, Williamston, Route 4.
Dr. Savage, of Rocky Mount,
will be in town on Monday Decem
ber 23rd. instead of the fourth
Wednesday on account of the holi
—John E. Pope has sold his
residence to Mrs. Louio C. Harri
son, and will build on the lot re
cently purchased by him on Haugh
ton Si reek-)
Gasoline cent by the bar
rel! Martin County Buggy Co.
—FOR CASH. —One mule 6
years old next spring Guaranteed
sound, work anywhere. Weight
945 lbs. Apply to J. D. Simpson,
—Mr. Charles Metz, who has
had charge of the road work iu the
township ior this year, has resigned
and left for his home in North
Dakota While in the community,
he made many friends, and his
work as a road builder has been
—The office was made brigtcr
on Tuesday and Wednesday by
handsome calendars presented by
the two bunks in town. These
institutions know the fine art of
advertising, hence their success.
Their htrengtli means gteater
things for Williamson and Martin
County in the future.
—The Telephone Company is bav
iitg the cable completed up Main
Street. Lineman McFarlaml from
Greensboro is doing the work,
which had been begun several
Called for Another Year
At a Conference of the baptist
Church Sunday morning, Kev.
Geo. J. Dowell was unanimously
called to serve the -congregation
another year. He has already
served them about six y>arv and
.this tecall speaks well for the rela
tion that exists between pastor ana
people. This has been a strenuous
year with the Church, owing to the
expense of remodeling the parson
age, buying more 'land for the
cemetery, putting in electric lights
etc. Yet the Church with the help
of the ladies, has discharged the
indebtedness, given more to mis
sion and schools^nd colleges than
it has ever done. Seventeen mem
bers have beeh added by baptism,
anci there is perfect pesce and good
wiir now and nss been through all
the prt«e;it pastor's administration.
Ted—you believe that wom
an should lw/id the reins?"
Ned—"lt is all right when you
have the girl out in a sleigh."—
A Good Year 7
Just a glance at conditions in this
community, will «how that there
has been much improvement In
material thing". Hervest days are
ended and in summing up the re
sults, it is found that with the ex
ception of the peannt crop, the sea
son has been a most profitable one.
The tobacco market was unusually
active and both the farmers and
the warehousemen realized good
profits. Ou» has only to watch the
produce being marketed to get
some idea of the busine-s done in
The establishment of tbe Hamil
ton Pants Mfg. Co , here and its
splendid outlook, the building of
the track to the river and the mill
of the Willigmston Cooperaee Co.,
are anion# the most important com
mercial features in the crowth of
the town. The pinning mill and
■the seed peanut factory of Gur
ganus and . Staton are industries
which couiK largely- The Tele
phone Company and Electric Com
pany have given good service, the
former being, perhaps, the largest
in the number of subscribers that
any town, except the larger ones, j
has in North Carolina, fetid the |
town ii> the best lighted,, tbe lines
reaching. into all the suburbs. With
a splendid City Hal! and the Mas
onic Hall, there is ample space and
accommodation for those things
which amuije. One merehantile
firm, Y. E Tonma & Bro., hay re
cently come here, and the others
with the grocery stores, are firmly
established, Anderson, Crawford
& Co., is the largest firm in tbe
county and the others are running
close seconds. S. R Bigjfs Drug
Co., and Qaunders & Fowden have
up-to date and attractive stores,
where anything from a pill to
handsome silverware can be pur
chased. Ail lints of trade have
prospered during the year. A com
plete summary of the cummercial
gtowth of the town and community
cannot be made without naming the
Martin County Buggy Company,
which is operated by A. T. Craw
foid and W. L. Stalls This lirm
has made remarkable growth for
the past year. They have sold car
load after car load of machinery,
repaired everything from an auto
down and turned out liand-,oine
vehicles They are the largest a/- j
verlisers in the county an'. l
good results. Another neW/fndu->
try is the garage of S. Mr'' lbg.;s j
which is fitted with the latest in
machinery. Mr. Bigg-; is an expert
nnehinist with years of ex penence
J. 1' Simpson also hus fitted up aj
garage, sells machinery, repairs,!
and is agent for automobiles. The j
best harrow on the market is made!
here by the fi f m of J L W'Oolar !,!
who also does wood wo:k and hasj
a repairing department. All these'
and*of.her things which go to mike!
a good town, Williatnston has and
much of it has come in 1912.
Taking the whole county, it may
be seen that there has been wonder-'
fill strides in the building up of
same. Harming has improved
greatly and the bank statements are j
largely produced by the deposits of'
farmers in the various fections. j
Robersonville, the next'town in size
to Williamston in the county, hasi
made an immense increase in popu
lation, business, etc. The tobacco,
market, Hosiery Mill, Guano Kac-'
tory, Parker Buggy Co., are among
its best commercial assets, J. II
Roberson & Co , are doing the lar
gest trade in merchandise, and in
the buying and selliug of cottou
and peanuts, and other firms in the
town are keeping pace. Everett s,
Hamilton and Janiesville have good
trade apd in each of them there is
So the New Year will open with
brighter prospects fcr the future of
the people of Martin County. They
have the soil, the integrity and tbe
industry to fit them to ait at the
head of the table among the coun
ties of tbe St^te.
A Pleasant Dance
Thr>«-e win attended the dance
at the Masonic Hd! on Wednesday
evtninn, will remember the occa
sion eg one of the hoppiest here in
years Invitations had been ex
♦ended to tte young people of
Gr ffins Township, and quite a
number down and introduced
the square dances a* were
enpyed in the years past before the
modem figures had been the rage.
They brought with them four musi
cians. who rendered airs suitable to
the fu*ure-, and did it with a mas
ter's touch of the bow. Every
thing w is ready for the opening of
the dan.-e at 7:30 but a heavy rain
delayed the coming of the dancers
until a little later. There was a
large crowd of spectators, who
thoroughly enjoyed every moment
and felt again that riesire to trip
the light fantastic j hey did in the
years goie by. The floor wis
crowded with dancers, who were
prompted by Mr: Dawson Griffin
and oth rs. Later Alexander's
Orchestra played popular
and the wait 2 and two
step were danced for a short time.
An elegant supper consisting of
tuikey, b.tui, celery, pickles,sauces,
saitines and coffee was served at
the conclusion of the dance, tables
beit>g arranged on the stage. The
young men here who arrauged for
the dance with all who were present
appreciated and thoroughly enjoyed
the presence of the visitors, and
hope that tne visit will he repeated
in the near future. An iuvitation
was extended to tue town ptople to
attend a dance in Griffins some
time dining the holidays^
Mis*. Dsborah Fleming was host
es-. t» the Embroidery Clrb on
Tuesday afternoon. Mrs. J. T.
Jerome was Ljn r guest. The
hout wis spent in the transaction
of business needlework and in the
enjoyment of th.- delicious refresh
ments wuicli were served iu the
d lining room. Tile table was
beautifully arranged, the center
piece being a tiny Ci.iri-.tm is tree
decorated and lighted with colored
can lies. Tne oflice of Njecetary,
which ha.i been left vacant, was
filled by the election of Mrs. Grov
the president, Mrs. J.
G. Statim, having been chosen at
the l ist nueliug. Tile next meet
ing will held with Mrs. llardi
son 0:1 December 31st
Death oi Mr. Bynun Wynn
N.*„r Williamston. December
11 tli. j j\2, after months of suffer
ing, the spirit of Mr. Bynum Wynu
It ft h's ema'ciateuhody and return
ed to the God wSio made it. A
wife, ti|r>.c daughters aud five sous
mourn the.r loss. He said before
he passed avay°"thaf"Tie had made
souie mistakes, but he had prayed
to God and believed he had receiv
ed forgiveness. And he had never
wilfully wronged his? fellowmeu."
He had seen sixly years of eatthly
life atul was tired and willing to go
where h: could re-st.
Two sons within the last fourteen
months had preceded him to trie
grave. The funeral services at the
residence and the Baptist Cemetery
5 were conducted by Ke\\ Geo. J.
fbowell. May the sorrowing friends
look to the Comforter and find
consolation in this sad hour.
"I say my dear," exclaimed a
"poldeu youth" to a pretty nurse
maid in Hyde Park. "I wish I
was a youngster in your charge."
/ '"So do I," responded the girl.
'"I should then have the chance
of teaching vou better manners."
—Gasoline cent by the bar
rell Martin County Buggy Co.
SI.OO a Year in Advance
The Servant in the House
'"There's i lot of brother* kMbc
kin' about the worM as we
This striking sentence spoken by
the Drain-Man in the second act of
"The Servant in the House'*
furnishes the keyuot of the entire
play, which comes to the Opera
House on Monday December 23.
The pb.y,which has been acclaim- ,
ed from coast to coast as one of
the greatest plays in all »be wide
range of English drama, ft mi as
a lasting contribution to the English
literature, is on the idea of univer
sal brotherhood and it teaches with
compelling force the lerson that
man's highest hapointsa comes
from unselfish service to oihers.
The ccnttnl figure in the play is
a quitt, impressive man, garVd in
long, flowing oriental robes who
! lias taken a place us butler in vta*
! home of nil English clergyman,
and who wields a uncanny
| influence over everyone with whom
jhe is brought in contact.
I It must not be imagine*! that
' The Servant in the House"
is a dry preachment, a dr&rratzed
sermon, or a prosv succession cf
platitudinous speeches. It is a
drama that throbs with life, iti.it is
instinct with powcr"and dramatic
force. And it is acted by one of
the most remarkable companies
recently seen on the American stage,
a company wnicb iuJndes among
Its members no less then three
former star* and is headed by the
most popular of younger American
playeis, Victor E. Lambert.
The statements of the banks in
Martin County published last week,
showed a splendid condition cf all
of these institutions The Bank of
Martin County lias been on tbeßoll
of Honor for sometime. It is ninth
on the list in S'orth Carolina.
There are nine hundre 1 Roll of
Honr.r banks in the United States.
Tliis distinction is reached only
when the surplus and profits ex
ceed the capital stock. - It is the
olde st bank in the County, and bed
oi! Novf-tr.ber 26th.aepo.ii t.s e mount
ing to $179,319.99 The Farmers
and Merchants is s-.c'iml in age,
and showed on the dire dc*
posits to the sum of JS;SS 659 39.
It will be seen that tbe Williams
tou banks have comH;ne l deposits
of exceed, n the sums
in the other tour b:u;k- by $15?,-
69.5.27 The whole amount de
po->its in the county $585,-
260 39, find the total or statements,
$720,792.23. The Back* of Xober
sonville stands third i ■ th■: list of
deposits with sll2 343.73, this in
stitution making gr~«E strides sicce
the beginnim; of the year. The
Banks of Hamilton, Oak City raid
Jamesvill e, ha ve 11 ed i'. Abie: ncr eases
and .Vtarcin County should be and
ir, proud of her bauking iusth-nioas.
|~T~Uikc thi 1 method o l
Iny thanks to the good people of
Wtlliamxton Baptis: C/.urch for the
love and confidence they have
shown me during the six years,
J and especially for r'ur.r renewed
! confidence in having called me to
serve them another year. I thank
them for the generou i gifts of this
week enlarging our pantry supplies
and thus encouraging us to go on
cheerfully in our work.
Witb a heart full of love and best
wishes for all the people of this
town and comm.uni.tx. I beg leave
to say that I am here to serve'you
to the best of ray ability. Come to
the services when you can and feel
welcome. Pray for us and if yon
need any service which I can ren
, der, commend me and I will onljr
be too happy to serve you.
Yours to serve,
Geo. J. Doivell.