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VOL. XIV. NO. 23
| Professional Cards i
Hugh B. York, M. D.
Microscopy, Electrotherapy, X-Ray
Office on Smlthwick St., rear Blount Bro.
Office hours, 8 to 10 a. m., 7 to 9 p. m.
Office "phone 60 - Night 'phone 63
Win. B. Warren' - J. S. Rhode*
Drs. Warren & Rhodes
Physicians and Surgeons
Office in Bigg* Drug Store - 'Phyie 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 b« at the At
lantic Hotel fourth Wednesday in
each month to treat diseases .of the
Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat and
Fit Glasses. V
A. R. Dunning * T c - Suiith
Dunning & Smith
Attorney s-j t- Law
WilUamston ■ North Caroliua
Robersonville, North Carolina
Burrous 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 328
S A. NEWELL
Attorney at Law
Williamston • North Carolina
Attorney at Law
Wiiliamston • North Carolina
John E. Pope
Life, Fire. Health, Accident, Liv* Stock
Real Estate - Brokerage
Williamston • North Carolina
Office on Main Street
Society Pressing 1
. . Glub . .
O. C. Price, Manager j
Phone No. 58
Up-to-Date Cleaing, |
Pressing, Dyeing and |
Very careful attention B
given to Ladies' Kid 1
- Gloves, Fancy Waists M
Suits and Skirts 1
Club Rates for Men. ■
Clothes /called for and I
Agents for Rose & Co. I
Merchant-Tailors, Chi- I
March Term of Court'
The March Term of Martin
County Superior Court opened here
on Monday morning, Judge Cline
presiding. Solicitor Allsbrooks re
presented the State. The Criminal
docket, was the only -one arranged
to be disposed of. This was the
first court to be helJ by Judge
Cline in this county.
The Graud Jury was cqmposed
of thi following: R. L. Smith, fore
man, C. H. Godwin, H.J. Haislip,
S. C. Griffin, C. C. Rawls, L. H.
Lillvv, B. L.Johnson. J. C. Gur
kin, W. J. Cherry, J. C. Gardner,
F. M. Price, Eli T. Hodges, J. A.
Teel, J. T. Griffin, Nathan Hyman,
J. A. Coffield, Reuben Edmoudson,
NOah T. Robersoi* ———
The State prosecuted the follow
ing cases and disposed of them:
Stewart Rogers. Retailitig. Con
tinued, under former order.
W. rt. Bell. Retailing. Continu
ed under former order.
Ferd Holliday. C C. W. Nol
Ferd Holliday, Clyde Modlie, L.
P. Uolliday. Affray. Not guilty as
to Clyde Modlin,- guilty as to Ferd
and L. P. Holliday. Ferd Holli
day to pay $25 and one-half cost,
and L. P. Holliday to pay one-half
Hoyt Griffin and Alice Griffin
Sci fa. Judgment absolute SIOO.
Walter Audrews. C. C. W r . Guil
ty. Ninety days on roads.
J. L. Hadley. Resisting officers.
Guilty, $25 and cost.
Will Roberion. L. & R- Not
John Chance. C. C. W. Guilty,
$25 and cost.
Will Jones and Noah Andrews
Affray. Continued on account of
sickness of Andrews.
Joe Grimes and Robt. Scott. In
jury to Property. Not guilty.
Dennis Hardison. A. D. W.
Guilty. Four months on roads.
Alexander Taylor. Cruelty to
animals. Guilty, SSO and cost.
J. M. Matthews, W. A. Ayers
and G W. Ayers. Affray. All
plead guilty. Judgment suspended
upon each paying one-third of cost.
J. B. Matthews. C. C. W. Plead
guUty. $25 and cost.
A special venire of 25 men was
ordered from which to select jury
in State vs Jack Howard for Rape.
The Need for Piety
What America notds more than
railway extension, and Wcttetn
irrigation, and a low tariff, aud v .1
bigger wheat crop, and a merchant
marine, aud a new navy, is a ic ,
vival of piety, the kind mother and
father u-ed to hsve—piety that
counted it good business to stop for
daily family prayer before break
fast, right in the middle of harvest;
that quit field-work half /an hour
early Thursday night so v» to get
the chores done and go to prayer
meeting. That's what we need
now to clean this country of the
filth of graft and of greed, petty
and big; of worship of fine hou--.es
and big lands and high of office and
grand social functions. What is
the thing we are worshipping but
a viin repetition of what decayed
nations fell down and worshipped
just before thrir l»ght went out'
Read the history of Rome in decay,
and you will find luxury there
which could lay a big dollar over
our little doughnut that looks so
large to us. Great wealth never
made a nation substantial nor hon
orable. There is nothing on earth
that looks good that is so danger -
our for a man OT a nation- to HAN
dle aa quick, easy, big money. If
you ?o not resist its deadly influ
ence, the chances are that it will
get your son. It takes greater and
finer heroism to dare to b? poor in
America than to charge an earth
works in Manchuria —Wall Street
WILLIAMSTON, N. C.. FRIDAY, MARCH 21, 1913
The Beautiful on Display
The san in all his sprint; Rlory
was shining on Tuesday morniojr,
and presaged a fine showing id the
display of beautiful millinery at the
stores of Waters & White and Har
rison Bros & Co. Shoppers were
early abroad viewing the* offerings
which fashion ha* for the feminine
taste in the season of 1913. The
earliness of Ertter, made buyers
eager and so the tardy departure of
cold weather made the decree that
spring millinery f-hould consist lar
gely of the small tailored hats with
seraiceahle l trimmings. Of course,
. there are the usujl picture hats for
afternoon gowns and young Rirls,
these laden with bright flowers and
Os, gayly color ft! plumes and
feathers. The colors predominat
ing a-e Nelrotjc, named in houor of
one of the Democratic young women
now in the White House, bright
hues of the fighting Bulbars who
are making a war record in Europe,
and the standard colors of browns*
blue?, etc. In many respects the
fashions in headwear are more rea
souable in shape and therefore pret
tier than for several seasons. The
prices suit the styles and quality,)
and both firms here are
Mtss Waters and Mrs. White:
have opened their goods in the de-4
partment • formerly occupied by]
Carstarphen & Co. Miss Waters ha&
been trimming for large firms forj
several years, and is expert in the;
line. She has as partner and as*
sistant, Mrs. White whose work it
pleasing to the trade Mrs. Louis
Harrison has charge of the depart
ment at Harrison Bros & Co. Her
work H well the trade in
this section, as she has been with
the fiim for more than five yean.
Mrs. AnhabelTe Brown ansists her.
Perhaps, no town in this section
can better please in the line of
millinery than can Williamston.
They trim here to please, and treat
every one with maiked courtesy.
The display in both stores continu
ed through Wednesday.
Saturday uigbt Mr. William
Rumley and Miss Ollie Burbank of
Washington accompanied by Miss
May Ayers and Dr. Griffith, of
Bribe!, arrived here ou the train
and at 8 o'clock were married in the
presence of 6 friends at the residence
of Col. Wheeler Martin, Rev. J. T.
Standford, of the Methodist Church,
performing the ceremony. It de
veloped later that there was no
special opposition to the marriage,
but they had been urged to wait
longer before marrying. This
plan, however, did not please the
youug lovers, ?o they arranged
with a friend here to meet them
and to make their happiness com
plete. The groom is the son of the
Regis'ter of Deed* of Beaufort
County, and the bride is the niece
of Dr. Thomas Burbank, who for
years practiced medicine in Wi!
liamston. Mr. and Mrs. Rumley
returned to Washington on Sunday
Troubles of the Mother-in-Law
A man weary of hismother-in law
put bullfrogs between her sheets to
make her rest irregular. As a varia
tion, he tied a row of tin cans under
her bed, with a string attached,
which he pul lid oft in the noisy
night to disturb the good lady's
dreauis. He even went so far aa
ostentatiously to serve the cat at
meal* before decorating the plate
of his wife's mother. She, good
woman, finally tcok offense at these
scarcely veiled indicators of dislike
on part of her son-in-law, and in
retaliation persuaded her daughter
sue him for divorce. That's how
the man's playful humor came to
Dr. Lee Roy Fleming cauie up
from Stokes Tuesday night to
fpend a day or two with his people
Misses Nannie and Mable Mais
lip spent the week end with relati
Mr.and Mrs.R.W.Salisbury from
Hamilton spent Friday here.
Miss Florence Johnson and sister
Mrs. Coburn, visited their brother
here this week.
f Miss Lfura Salisbury sp:nt Fri
day In Oak City with the Misses
William Grey spent Sunday with
friends near here.
Misses Myrtle aud Bessie Rober
son went to Robersonville 011 Tues
P. L. Salisbury passed liere en
route to Tarboro Tuesday.
Mrs. A. R. Vick is very ill here
H. J. Haislipspent one day in
Scotland Neck last week.
L B. Fleming made a flying trip
.& Parmelelnst week.
R. H. Salisbury spent Wednes
day in Rober°onville.
65 Messrs;. Bowers and Worsly from
Bethel were here Sunday.
E. H. Mayo returned from Pae
tolus Sunday. (
W. Z. Morton went to New Beru
Miss L'shie Coburn is at home
faom the E. C. Trainiug School at
Greenville to spend a few days.
Moved to the River
Last week the electifc power
plant was moved to the river near
the Cooperage Mill. Monday night
the lights were turned on after be
ing off for a week. The plant will
be a great saving to W. C. Mann
ing, who owns and manages the
plant with Maurice Moore as elec
trician. While the lights were out,
the inconveniece was great thus
proving what a pleasure and bene
fit electiicity is to a town. As the
plant is situated now, it would be
easies to get day power if demand
R. A. M. Meeting
Conoho Chapter Royo! Arch
Mason.* held a communication on
Friday night at which time twelve
candidates were Riven the degrees.
These were from Plymouth and
vicinity, and arrived on the five
o'clock tra£u, and Capt. Dove
brought ho4rpt\ up later in the
night them home in
time for£ 4 * "Tness next morning.
It was when the work
then lunch was
ter condition and
\ f OpphatW Singing Class
first "Sjupermtendent of the Oxford
Singing Class from
that Instil iio,n has annually made
a tour itf\te, until now it has
become so well known and the con•
cert* by these little ones are so
much enjoyed that the people have
come to look on the Class as one of
our state institutions.
This Class started out on Mon
day for another of these tours which
will cover almost the entire state
before it is completed, with two
rast spells of two weeks each to
break the tendium of the tours.
Much success to this Class of Sin
gers which represents the cause so
near the hearts of the good people
of this state.
OAK CITY ITEMS
Miss Fannie Bennett, of Rocky
Mount, is visiting friends here.
S. K. Hines has returned from
Mrs.S K Hinse has returned from
Norfolk where she iret her husband
Mrs Nannie Fleming is spend
ing sonn.' time at the bome of Mrs.
J. L. Hines.
J. 1.. Mines spent the week-end
on Roanoke River, returning Satur
day with a fine lot of fish.
Mrs. Ricky Bennett from Stokes
is visiting here.
B. L. Johnson is in Williarastou
Mrs. B. L. Lung was iu town
Mr. and Mrs. John York left for
Baltimore Wednesdayf.nd returned
Miss Winnie Bradley hns retur
ned from Tarboro after a visit of
Herman Rawls spent Tuesday in
Mrs. Jesse Cohen and Miss Flor
ence Johnson spent Sunday at the
home of Mrs. Lewis Johnson.
Names of Committees
List week a partial iist of the
committees in the different town
ship who have the raising of stock
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
ton. Already some of the com
mittees are at work and prospects
are splendid for the raisi ig of the
capital stock of $25,000.
Williams Township—S. E Har
dison, 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.
Williatustou— K. B. Crawford,
Leslie Fowden, B. A. Critcher, F.
& M. Bink, Bank of Martin County
Jatnesville Township—J. A. Get
singer, Dr. U. S. Hassell.
Cross Roads—J. T. Barnhlll, J.
Robersonville—J. G. Barnhill, R.
Goose Nest —11. S. Everett, Jus
According to the Statistical Ab
stract, there was $96,223,528 worth
of gold and silver mined in the
United States in 1911. Of this $62,
634,125 were coined. These
metals after beii.g mined by vari
ous processes, were refined and
converted into money in the yuited
The liquor traffic is a'so in the
business of coining money. It
coins not metals, but the smiles and
hopes of childhood, the roses on the
cheeks of womanhood, the pros
pects of the unborn, the strength
of manhood, human health aud
happiness, our homes, the minds of
our youth, the lives of men, the
honor of the nation, the hope ot
heaven —these the saloon is in busi
ness of ccining into money for its
till, and raises the cry of persecu
tion because the people show a
decided disposition to shut down
its damnable mints.—Sel.
Hamilton Book Club
Mrs. J. P. Boyle. President of
the Hamilton Book Club, wishes to
state that the meetings of the Club
during Lent were solely for the
purpose of reading papers and to
discuss the topics of the day.
There were no social features or
SLOO a Year in Advance
ist. Grade.—Mitlie Brown, Min
nie Robertson, Eula Mizell, Jesse
Stubbs. W. T. Meadows, Esther
Harri?on, Evelyn Sparks, George
2nd. Grade. —Elizabeth Hassell,
Herbert Peel, Sarah Harreli, Char
3rd. Grade.—Sallie Brown, Mag
gie Spraks, Louifie Harrison, Jule
Carr Wynne, William Carstnrplien.
4tb. Grade.—Hazel Betbea, B»-
telle Crawford, Samuel Gardner,
Mary Belle Harreli, Charles Knight
sth. Gr*de. —William Ellism, C.
6th. Grade —Cortez Greeu, Gla
7tli Grade.—Syivia Upton, Car
rie D White, George H. Kent,
Jamts E. Harreli.
9th. Grade. Djisy Manning,
L-:on?i Page, Gilbert Peei.
loth. Grade. —Eva Peel, Leroy
Anderson, Ellie Wynne, Ollie Rob
erson, Frances Knight, Josephine
When it Pays to Stick to the
A Tennessee reader asks our ad
vice as to whether he "had letter
sell his faim, on which be owes con
siderable, or had h»: better stick to
the farm and try to improve it make
a living and payout?"
We frequently receive such re
quests for advice and appreciate
the compliment which they imply,
but we cannot give advice in such
cases. Not because we do not
wish to, for nothing would give ti|
more pleajure thin to give correct
advice to anyone needing i ; but
because we can not possibly know
enough about all the conditions,
which kn>wledge i-; necessary to t
enable anyone to give safe advice.
In the first place, much depends
on what the man can do or earn
when he leaves the farm. For
instance, It would be absurd to tell
a man to stay on a small farm who
earn s2,o«a or more a year, as
many men can do, at some other
business; 'nit on the other hand, if
a man has a family to support and
can not earn more than #SO to $75
a month after he leaves his farm,
he should remain on the farm if he
can make a living there and pay
the interest on what he owes on the
farm. We believe any mau who
will work and study his fanning
business can do this aud that he
can make a better living and save
011 the farm than he can working
for small wages in the city or any
where else. During the last few
months there have appeared a
number of reports in The Progress
ive Farmer of how men have "made
Kood" uuuer such adverse condi
tions; and any man who will study
these and plan his farming in the
light of the suggestions which these
teports contain, can get sufficient
hflp to enable hitu to make good
if he is able to make good any
where or at anything. A man who
makes a living for himself and
family and leads a clean, honest
life "makes pood." We know of
nothing which offers a better oppor
tunity for doing this than farming.
The hardships are no greater, even
tho they sometimes are great, and
the chpuces of making an honest
living are more certain.—The Pro
*. . Nolice
The Gideon Lamb
Daughters of the American Revo
luilou, will mett with Mrs. John
D. Biggs, Jr., on Tuesday evening,
March 24th. at 8 o'clock. Members
are requested to be present.
Mra. Gertrude C. Bethea,