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VOL. XIV. NO. 21
j™ Professional Cards j
Hugh B. York, M. D.
Microscopy, Electrotherapy, X-Ray
Office on Smith wick St.. rear Blount Bro.
Office hours, 8 to 10 a. m., 7 to 9 P- ™*
Office 'phon« 60 - Night 'phone 63
Wm. E. Warren - J. S. Rhodes
Drs. Warren & Rhodes
Physicians and Surgeons
Office in lliggs Drug Store • PliCne 29
Jos. H. Saunders, M. D.
Physician and Surgeon
Day' Phone 53 - Night' Phone 40
Williamston, N. C.
Dr. R. L. Savage
of Rocky 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 • T c - Suiith
Dunning & Smith
Attorney*, t- Law
Williamston * North Carolina
Robersonville, North Carolina
Burroui A. Critcher - Wheeler Martin
Wheeler Martin, Jr.
Martin & Critcher
Williamston • North Carolina
S. J. Everett
Greenville. N. C. - Williamston, N. C.
Greenville Long Distance Phone
Attorney at Law
Williamston • North Caroliua
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
. . Glub . .
O. C. Price, Manager
Phone No. 58
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
Agents for Rote Si Co.
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Died Thursday Night
The death of Justus Everett, Sr.,
occurred Thursday night , about
9:00 at his home near Palmyra.
Wednesday he had an , attack of
acute indigestion, which produced
heart failure. Physicians remained
by his bedside constantly trying to
avert the end, but withont avail.
And Thursday evening in the pres
ence of all his children and wife,
his soul went to the God who
giveth and who taketh away.
Mr. Everett was about sixty-three
years old and one of the largest and
most prominent farmers in Martin
County. He had for 3'ears been a
member of the Primitive Baptist
Church. The funeral will be held
Saturday (tomorrow) afternoon at
the home of Mr. Julius Purvis near
A sketch of Mr. Everett's life
will appear later.
Everybody knows of the State de
ficit. We ate $500,000 more in debt
now than we were two years ago.
This does not necessarily mean dis
grace and ruin, as some seem to
think. It may mean real progress.
This money has been invested in
necessary improvements which will
save money by more economical
and more efficient administration in
But North Carolina an an
nual loss of double the Treasury
deficit. With calmness, yes, in*
difference, we see forest fires des
toryiug $500,000 worth of our pro
perty a year. We -need this pro
perty on the tax lists Our farmers
need the timber, the fences, the
soil; our manufacturers need the
lumber and the cdrdwood, and we
all need cheaper building material,
furuiture, aud other evervday nec
essities made of wood.
Yet we refuse to spend a cent in
an attempt to stop thi> tremendous
drain on r.ur resourses. ts that
economy? Is it not rather short
sightedness amounting almost to
blindpesi.? Five thousand do'lars
would inaugurate a State fire war
den system which in a very few
years would stop a large proportion
of this waste. Would cot that be
money well spent?
Died at Edenton
_ Friends here received the infor
mation Wednesday that Mrs.
Samuel Williams die! at her home
iu Edenton on Tuesday morning
at six o'clock after suffering for
several days with pneumonia.
Mrs.Williams will be remembered
here by many where she taught for
some time previous to her marriage
to Capt. Samuel Williams, after
ward? moving with him to Edenlon.
She leaves her husband and six
children, one an infant. The
fuueral was held on Wednesday aud
and her body was interred in Eden
Friends and acquaintances here
sympathize deeply with the hus
band aud children iu their great
What is a Newspaper*
A newspaper, If anything, must
be a page from the life of a day.
It muat be a mirror of the happen
ings of that one particular day—
not the dap before or the day to
come. And like life, it most be
made up of many things. There
is a little setose, and a little non
sense, a smile and a sob, a tragedy
and a comedy, a little light and a
little sunshine, day, with its gor
geous tintings, then —night, with
ts The formula
for a newspape does not exist. It
! is the creation of the moment, and
and its life is limited to the seconds.
It must sot only catch the spirit of
its time, but must record the tick
ings of the clock. The newspaper
Is today.—Cincinnati Tribune.
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WILLIAMSTON, N. C., FRIDAY, MARCH 7, igij
Wants The S. A. L.
Last week in the meeting to «r
ganizc a peanut factory, W. T. \
Meadows spoke verv emhusia-tical c
ly of the probadilt v of tHe txten- c
! sion of the Seaboard Air Line Rail- 1
1 road from Lewiston through here »
1 to Washington. Th ; s rood would
insure better rates, and would make
the business of the peanut factory
more profitable. It is confidently I
• hoped that the road W'H ctne here 1
from Hamilton, then on through 1
■ Bear Grass to Washington. With
I two roads and the river transports- !
1 tion, there would be no trouble in J
' the rate question. W. T. Meadows 1
: acd F. J. Roebuck with others are 1
' trying to secure the road. It may i
! be interesting to note in this con- :
nection that th«» people of Windsor
are trying to get ths S A. L. to l
■ run a road there. If that road
wants the best, it will cross the
river above Hamilton and come the i
route as stated above. In the '
meantime, the citlzentof thecounty !
should try to induce the managers 1
1 of the road to build to hire and ■
thence to Washington. Engineers
are surveying the proposed road 1
Boy Scouts After Fles
The Scouts of Williamston have
' decided try and get rid of the
flies iu the town this >ear by disiti-
fecting all the breeding places. 1
' They have divided the town into
four districts with a captain ap
pointed over each section to see
that all placss that are likely to
breed flies are properly taken care
r Ttiey realize that flics are one of
! the greatest nuisances that we have
J and that they carry more disease
' germs and cause than
any other contamination. They
breed in all filth and especially iu
garbage and stable manure. A
single fly will deposit about 120
eggs, which hatch out in ttn days.
So for every fly destroyed we will
have 120 less later in the s'immer.
When the Scouts come to your
place to ins-pcct and disinfect,please
show them every consideration, frr
they are doing a good work. If
every one will help, we can practi
cally get rid of all the flies this
J. T. Jerome,*
, Infant Neatlou Alton child of Mr.
► and Mrs. L. T. Walters, after a
severe illness passed away on the
] morning of the 26th at the home of
its parents near Williamston, and
was interred in the family cemetery
at Mr. Eli Taylor's on the after
noou of the 27th. This little child
lacked one day of rounding out its
first year. How sad to part with
1 a child who has remained in the
• home just loug enough to endear
itself bv its winning smile, its in-
B tere.-ting prattle, its intelligent ob
| servation, and its desire to go to
the one who at the time it thinks
can give it the most pleasure.
But how blest the child who is
so highly favored that it takes
t leave of a cold and charitless world
. before it has found out the troubles
• of life, the disappointments and
- wicked temptation which come to
0 all adults, and is so fortunate as to
e reach the Father's house before the
e marks of sin have fastened them
- selves upon it. Weep not dear
y parents for the little bud that has
a been plucked by onr heavenly
- Father; It will blossom intoabeau
!i tiful flower and will exhale its fra
-1 grance in the garden of our Lord
t when the resurrection morning
d shall bring ns to where we way
i. join in tne reunion of friends and
f loved ones, and be happy in the
- land where there is no sickness, nor
r dentil aud cv—eqbUitly uo patting.
G. J. Do well.
• ' • • - - * ' fc-
Mrs. Mary Strange
From * dispatch from Fayette
ville, it was learned that the death
of Mrs. Mary Susau Strange oc
curred in that city on "Tuesday,
February 25th. She was in her
ninety third year, beiug one of the
oldest inhabitants of that section
Mrs. Strange was the widow ot
Capt. James W. Sirange f.ud was
born in Williamstou iu 1821, but
had-lived in Fayetteville since her
marriage in 1846. Five of her
children survive her These •ire
Misses Margaret and Frances
Strange, and Messrs Robert, S. H .
and John K. Strange, of Fayette
ville. Mrs. Strange also leaves a
sister. Miss Hettie Hytuan, who for
years has been livtrrg iti Baltimore
Mrs. Strange and Miss liymau are
the daughter of the late Saumel and
Ann Gray Hytnan, who lived in
Williamston iu the early days, own
ing all the upper section of Smith
wick Street embracing the Graded
School grounds, etc. The present
ed to the town the campus of the
School, au u also presented j
to the trustess of the Episcopal
Church the grounds upon which the i
present building stands Their!
residence was the Rhodes place
Names of Committees
Last week a partial iist of the :
committees in the different town-j
ship who have the raising of stock 1
for the factory, was published, and
the whole list is printed below. In- ,
struction and prospectus will be;
furnished by the Secretary of the'
Chamber of Commerce of Williams- j
ton. Already some of the com-,
mlttecs are at work aud prospects j
are --pleudid for the raising of the j
capital stock of $25,000.
Williams Towuship-r-S. K Har- !
disou, W. W. Griffin
Griffins Township—Pleny Peel, |
A. G. Griffin.
Poplar Point Township—J. L
Wynne, V R. Taylor.
Hamilton—Harry Waldo, J. M
Bear Grass —Mack Mobley, G
Williamston—K. B. Crawford,
Le-lie Fowden, B. A. Catcher, F.
& M. Bank, Bank of Martin County
Jamesvillc Township—J. A. Get
singer, Dr. U. S. Hn'sc-11.
Cross Roads—J. T. Barnhlll, J.
Roberiotville—J. G. Barnhill, R.
Ooo«e Nea—ll. S. flverett, Jos
tu; Everett. f
Only sixteen percent of the laud
of the United States is actually cul
tivated. Germany supports sixty,
million people on an area smnller
than Texas. Is there not some
Seven hundred thourand farmers
have crossed the line into Canada
in the last ten years. That fact
does not do us credit: One reason
for this is that our government has
been too largely in the hands of the
Special Interests, and there has
been too little legislation for the
benefit of the farming classes.
The farmers Y)f this country
should hold their congressmen and
representatives to account. They
should insist that tariff schedules
be not made to enable the manu
facturer to get more than he is
naturally entitled to. Insist upon
the Square Deal.
Something can b?. expected from
the Wilson administration, for it
certainly is not owned by the men
who have financed the campaign in
their -unrests. It is now well
authenticated history that the rich
men of the East have put vast sums
into presidential campaigns and as
sumed ownership or tfte men they
elected (oo often.—Louisville (Ky.)
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The younger set'nave the Misses
Inscoe ;i surprise party Friday I
Mr. and Mrs. Richardson,
of Whiteville, spent a few davs iu >
town the quests of their uncle, Mr. 1
T. B. Slade.
M s? Lill Nobles has returned '
after a plea-aut to our town. i
J. Davis Reid was in town on '
business lust Wednesday.
J. 1\ Boyle wont to Norfolk last
Drs. B. L. and K. M. LOUR, R.
W. Salsbury and John Doavenport
went to Willittmstou last Wedur-s
--•day. —• ——
Jesse S;xinht spent a few davsi
with R W. Salisbury last week.
Dr. B. L. LOUR went
Ouarter this week.
Mrs. I'JUI Salsbury andchiUben
are visiting their patents in Soot
| Mr and Mrs. R. W. Salisbury
i went t i Norfolk Tuesday for a few
Miss Codie Purvis gave "Aunt
Dinah's Quilting Party" of ye!
olden times last Wednesday after
noon Evtry one worked well and j
toldj>kes and had a good time,
j "Ye olden tint*" refreshments
J were served and every one had!
| a merry Rood time.
Mrs. J. P. Boyle entcztaincd at
j luncheon last Tuesday and in the
' afternoon eutertainod the Hamilton
Book C.ub. The programme con
tained vety interesting papers ou
"Current Events" by Mrs. C. H.
: Baker, "Origin of Slavery" by Miss
Mansou, Reading by Miss Delia
C. 11. BF'.kerison Ihe sick list I
I . I
A Young Woman Dead
Miss Norma Lee Speight, daugh
ter of Mr. J. L. Speight, of Pai
mele, was born Jauuarv sth. 1901
and died February 28th. 1913, be
ing 12 years and 23 days old.
She suffered for eight days with
greatest agony caused by rheuma
tism and other complicated diseases.
Little Norma leaves a father, step
mother, two little brothers and an
aged grand mother to mourn their
loss but their loss is; her Rain.
| Her was taken to the Meth- j
odist Church where the funeral was
conducted by the pastoi in the pres
ence of trieuds and school mates.
Her place is vacant, but her suffer
ings are over and she has gone to
' join the loved ones on the other
' side of life.
We should remember that Jesus
said: "Suffer the little children to
' come unto me and forbid them not
for such is th« Kingdom of Heav
' en." Father, brother, grand-moth
-1 er and friends, may we all so live
as to meet little Norma in the
1 "Sweet By and By."
1 M. A. Matheson,
Pastor M. K. Church.
- The funeral of Mr. Henry Slade,
' whose death was announced last
week, was conducted on Fiiday
' afternoon, February 28th. at 2:30
o'clock P. M-> from his late resi
' dence in Poplar Point Township.
1 A large number of sympathizing
friends with the bereaved accom
-1 panied the body to the family
t cemetery at the Slade homestead,
1 and after the comitt&l services said
1 by Rev. Morrison Bethea, the body
was laid beside the loved ones gone
' before, there to await the Resurrec
i tion Morn.
r A waiter has stopped a woman
I from smoking in public. Gave her
a tip, probably.
si.oo a Year in Advance
OAK CITY ITEMS
Soences E. Hibes left Monday
for Baltimore where lie is trader
treatment tor his eyes.
Rev. T. Crisp, pastor of the Mis
sionary Baptist Cburch was here
Miss Vivian Rives stopped here
with friends for a few days on tier
return from Washington City aod
other places in the North.
Tbe Ladies Aid Society of the
Missionary Baptist Church will
meet again Friday, March 7th.
Mrs. Mable Strickland is spend
ing a ft w days at the* home of her
parents, Mr. and Mrs, J. J. Long.
W. E. Barrett returned from
1 Baltimore Tuesday, where be went
| to purchase millinery goods.
Ljj. J Long left for Bethel Monday
to vi-it hi-, daughter, Mrs. J. J.
Miss Annie May Daughtridge re
turned to school Monday after
spending a few clays with relatives
Mr. and Mrs. N. M. Worseley
returned from Tarboro Monday.
Mr. and Mrs George Daniels
. have moved into their m.x home
on '*Valuut street.
Jim Johnson, of Hassell, was hi
town Monday and Tuesday.
Mrs. Nellie BuntiDg, of Ports
mouth, is th- guest of Mr. aod
"Bob" Council has returned from
lau absence of some time.
H. K. Harrell is reported quite
Miss Lou Butler will leave for
St. Vincent's Hospital Tliurday..
The' YVilliamston High School
German Clbb met with Miss Jose
phine Robertson on Tuesday even
ing March 4th 1913.
Minutes were read of former
uiee'ing after winch the lesson was
prepared for Wednesday. On mo
tian it was decided that the Cknb
would tiiect every Tuesday night.
Delicious refreshments wer-estrv
ed by the hestess, and the meeting
adjourned to meet with Miss Sue
Leggett March nt'i 1913.
A TRIED AND PROVED
Man Bought a Bottle of Dodson's
Ltver Tone, then tcok it Back
and A:ked for His Money
and Got It
A man recently tried ont tbe
guarantee which Sauuders*& Fow
df:n gives with every bottle of Dod
sonM Tone. He bought a
bottle and then weiit back to the
drugstore and sai'l the medicine
hadn't helped him.
This druggist just reached into
his cash register aud took out a
halt dollar, the price of the bottle
of Liver Tone, aud handed it back
to the gentlemeu. But he didn't
take the money. He owned up
that he was just trying tbe guaran
tee and, as, a matter of fact, he had
found Dodson's Liver Tone the
best remedy for constipation and
biliousness lie had ever tried.
"Why," he s*aid, "my wife would
n't be without a bottle in the house
for anything. It's the best thing
in the world lor the whole family,
and the medicine that I perfer to
take or to give to my children for
a lazy liver.''
Saunders & Powden sell Dodson's
Liver Tone find guarantees it
, start the liver without violence. It
is taking the place of calomel eveiy
where. If you buy a bottle aad
don't find this pleasant-tasting veg
-1 etablc liquid tbe best thing to stall
- a lazy livey, he will hand jwm
money back with a smile.
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