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VOL XIV. NO. 27
fc-1 Professional-Cards I
Hugh B. York, M. D.
" MMoscopy, Electrotherapy, X-
Ray, Diagnosis, Specialties
Office on Smith wick St.. rear Blount Bro.
Office hours, 8 to 10 ft. 7 to 9 p. m.
Office 'phone 60 - Night 'phone 63
Wm. B. WNrtn - J. a Rhode#
Drs. Warren & Rhodes
Physicians and Surgeons
Office in Bigg* Drugstore • 'Phone ?9
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
Atlantic Hotel fourth Wendnes
day in each month to treat dis
eases of the EYE, EAR, NOSE
and THROAT and FIT GLASSES
A. &. Dunning - J- C. Suiith
Dunning & Smith
Williamston, N. C.
Robersonville, N. C.
Bartons A. Cri*cher - Wheeler Martin
Wheeler Martin, Jr.
Martin & Critcher
"Williamston • North Carolina
Greenville, N. C. - Williamston, N. C.
Greenville Long Distance Phone 328
S. A. NEWELL
Attorney at Law
Williamston - North Carolina
Attorney at Law
Williamston - North Carolina
' John E. Pope
Life, Fire. Health, Accident, Live Stock
Real Estate •- Brokerage
v Williamston - North Carolina
Office on Main Street
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O. C. Price, Manager
Phone No. 58
Pressing, Dyeing and
Very ' careful attention
|given to Ladies' Kid
Gloves, Fancy Waists
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Coat Suits and Skirts
Club Rates for Men. *1
, A Clothes called for and
Agents for Rose & Co.
Wake Forest Glee Chib
The people of the town and
community had been waiting in
pleasant anticipation for the ap
pearance here of the Wake Forest
Glee Club, which was booked
several weeks ago for Wednesday
night, the 16th. The members
of the Club arrived here on the
1:16 train Wednesday and were
met by friends who entertained
the entire number at their hordes.
A splendid audience greeted the
Club and heartily applauded every
number on the programme. Mr.
Hubert Poteat, Director of the
Club, has admirably trained the
members, bringing out with
pleasing effect the respective
talent of each. The songs were
catchy and were sung with per
fect expression and time Mr.
Poteat in "The Bandelero" ex
hibited wonderful power of voice
which easily places him among
the list of artist. The orchestra
of ten pieces delighted the music
loving audience, the only crit
icism was that they had too few
numbers on the programme.
The hour ended with the college
yell, and the entire Club went to
the home of Col. f and Mrs.
Wheeler Martin, where a recep
tion was tendered them. There
was a bevy of Williamston girls
to meet them, and the time was
most delightfully passed in that
hospitable home. Later in the
evening, a dance was enjoyed at
the-Masonic Hall which was a
happy final to the occasion.
This was the first visit of this
or any college Glee Club to Will
iamston and the people appreci
ated the privilege of having such
a splendid set of young men from
a North Carolina College come
into their town; t
Fire Monday Morning
An. alarm of fire was given just
before 3 o'clock on Monday morn
ing, and it was found that the
stables on the lot of of _F. U.
Barnes was on fire. Mrs. Barnes
rushed out and led the horse from
the burning building, and a small
crowd gathered but as there was
no water, could not use the en
gine. A small tenant house near
by belonging to Mrs. J. D. Leg
gett was also consumed. It was
occupied by colored people. The
origin of the fire is unknown. The
stables belonged to Mrs. C. W.
Keith, who owns the premises
occupied by F. U. Barnes and
family. Mr. Barnes was from
home, being out of town on busi
Besides the feed stuff in the
barn, a buggy, harness, saddle
and other things were consumed
together with forty chickens and
eight settings of eggs.
The members of the Club with
friends enjoyed the hospitality of
Miss Deborah Fleming on Tues
day, April Bth. at her home on
Haughton Street. Attractive ar
rangements for the entertain
ment of the guests were made
by the hostess, and which render
ed the afternoon a most pleasant
one. Refreshments were served
and enjoyed. The next meeting
will be held on April 22nd.
To Wed In Jane
The marriage of Mr. Francis
S. Hassell, of Wilson, and Miss
Blanche Gary, daughter of Chief
Justice and Mrs. Eugene Gary,
will be solemnized in the Episco
pal Church at Abbeville, S. C.,
on June the fourth. Owing to
the extreme feebleness of the
grandfather of the bride, the mar
riage will be very quiet and no
cards will be issued, j
WILLIAMSTON, N. C., FRIDAY, APRIL 1913
I The prettiest marriage of the
1 year was solemnized here on
■ Wednesday morning at 7:30,
I when Mi6s Delia Benjamin Ray
1 became the bride of Mr. John
r Butcher, of Norfolk, Va. The
1 home of the bride's mother in
! East Williamston was the scene
■ of the nuptials, the hall being at
' tractively decorated with ferns
and flowers, banks of them form
- ing an altar before which the
r happy pair stood beneath a floral
arch. As the strains of the wed
-1 ding march rendered by Mrs.'S.
■ F. Williams, filled the air, little
1 Miss Lyda Cook in white and
! pink, carrying a bouquet of flow
! ers, with Master William Wilson,
■ nephew, of the bride, who bore a
basket of flowers, came from the
■ parlor and preceded the bride and
* groom. They were followed by
■ Mrs. Matthew Wilson, of Nor
-1 .folk, sister of the bride, who was
handsomely gowned in blue silk
with attractive decorations. Rev.
George J. Dowell, pastor 4 of the
Baptist Church, gave the vows,
' using the ring ceremony. The
1 bride was charming in a suit of
tan cloth with hat and gloves to
match, and carried a shower bou
quet of lilies of the valley.
After the ceremony, congratu
lations were showered upon the
wedded pair, who took a taxi and
went to the A. C. L., station
where they boarded the cars for
a tour before going to Norfolk
where they will make their home.
The bride is the daughter of
Mrs. Hannah Ray and is a very
attractive young woman, promin
ently connected in North Carolina.
She has many warm friends here
and elsewhere who wish for her
a life of happiness. The groom
has made his home in Norfolk
for years, and is a talented musi
cian, having studied abroad.
A Farmer's Suggestion
In this progressive day and age
of the world, there are a great
many strange things happening.
One of these many strange things
happens in Williamston. That is
the town has a stock law and a
prohibition law also with two
wide-awake policemen. A far
mer's hog can't go inside of the
corporation even at midnight
without being seen and taken to
the pound and the farmer has to
pay the penalty before securing
But about forty (40) blind
tigers can ply their trade right in
tyroad daylight and cannot be seen
by the policemen. Wc cannot
account fpr this unless tho officers
' are hog-eyed men. If the far
mers would hang a bottle around
the necks of their hogs, perhaps,
they could go in and out of town
More Water Wanted
Th? fire Monday morning teach
es another lesson on the great and
varied uses of water. Nearly
every family in town bas a drive
pump which is useless in fires
when the engine can be used.
There should be water and plenty
of jt available. Of course, some
people don't think so, but that
fact does not change the necessity
for the heaven-given beverage.
There has been a time when people
would fight fire with buckets.,
' Such an oldtime method is fidtth
accord with the ideas of some
people, but it has worked in times
past if not now. Time and time
again have the people seen how
! far behind they are in certain
things which count for good.
1 Water is one of those things, and
this is a "wet" section, too. -
Oak City Items
Dr. Edgar Long has been in
Baltimore for the last week.
Claude Roebuck went to Scot
land Neck last Sunday on his
car, Messrs. John York, E. L.
Perkins and Ervin Bradley ac
Miss Mary Worseley spent Mon
day in Scotland Neck.
Mrs. W. A. Casper, Mrs. Geo.
Daniels, Mrs. Harrison and
Whalen Casper drove over to Ed
Johnson's place near Hassell.
Flave Harrell returned from
Raleigh last Wednesday.
John Etheridge spent Tuesday
Leslie Haislip is the Ruest at
the Haislip home.
Mrs. Spencer E. Hines and
Miss Lila Philpot entertained a
few friends at cards last Friday
night. Refreshments of cake
and wine were served about elev
en o'clock. .Those present were,
Mrs. M. E. Smith, Miss Margerie
Barrett, Misses Lizzie and Annie
Mae Harrell; Messrs. Claude Roe
buck, Wilmer House, Whalen
Casper and Leland Barrett.
Mrs. Bob Council is spending
a few days in Scotland Neck.
Miss Jeffie House spent Mon
day in Hassell. .
Mr, Claude. Roebuck with a
party of friends drove over to
Tarboro Tuesday night in his car
to attend the show. Those of
the party were, Mr. and Mrs.
Spencer Hines, Misses Lizzie and
Annie Mae Harrell and Miss Lila
Miss Louise Salisbury spent
Misses Jeffie and
Miss Daisy Council spent Sat
urday in Hassell. /
Mrs. R. W. Salsbury left for
Tarboro last Friday to visit her
brother, R. M. Davis.
Mrs. James Johnson and daugh
ter, of Norfolk, are visiting rela
Mrs. Walter Deal and children,
who have been visiting Mrs. B.
L. Long, left Saturday for their
home in Gainsville, Ga.
Miss Effie Waldo, who is teach
ing temporarily in Williamstonj
spent the week-end with her
B. B. Sherrod and daughter
spent Friday in Greenville.
Mrs. W. Z. Morton and child
ren, who have been visiting Mrs.
R. W. Salsbury, left Thursday.
Mrs. C. H. Baker left for High
Point Saturday to visit her broth
er in that city.
Messrs. Don Matthews and
Howell Ellis went to Hassell Sun
Mr. Arrington Kitch
in and children were in town
Mrs. J. C. Ewell spent several
days in town last week.
Rev. J. T. Stanford filled his
regular appointment in the Meth
odist Church last Sunday.
An Election will be held on the
first Tuesday after the first Mon
day of May, same being the 6th
day, 1913, for the purpose of
electing a Mayor and Board of
Aldermen for the town of Wil
liamston, North Carolina for the
ensuing two years.
By order of the Board, this
11th day of March, 1913.
C. H. Godwin, Clerk.
Bitten by Mad Dog
Three colored children left here
Tuesday for Raleigh to receive
the Pasteur treatment for rabies.
A family puppy bit them about a
week ago, and the head of the
animal was sent to Raleigh for
analysis and the chemist reported
that the dog was rabid. Tfye
parents of the little children so
licited money to pay their ex
penses, and it is hoped thai? the
treatment will be effective.
There are entirely too many
dogs in this community, and the
colored people have such a love
for the animals that one can find
a greater number in their homes
than elsewhere. It is not always
safe to "keep them especially
where there are little helpless
children who love to play with
the dogs. Tuesday morning,
Policemen Ward noticed a dog
going toward the river, and saw
him bite several animals of his
kind. Securing a gun, the police
man shot the dog, which was
without doubt mad. People with
dogs which they value should
keep them in confinement, at
least, for a time.
The Girl Who Has Friends
She comes into the room like a
sea breeze, laughing, nodding
right and left. The "blues" fly
out of the window when she
comes in They simply cannot
stand her sunny disposition.
She claps her hands and says
our plans are splendid, and sug
gest a way to make them even
more splendid so modestly that
you think it is your own sugges
tion. Wherever she goes she
sees the funny side of things
and she has such a funny whole
hearted way of describing them
that it is as good to hear her as
to have been there yourself —even
better, for she has the humorous
eye, which is a great gift.—
Oxford (Pa.) Press.
Ist Grade. - Thelma Brown,
Evelyn Sparks, Minnie Robertson
Ellen Cowen, Lillian Williams,
Pattie Harris, Bonner Gurganus,
Carrie Lee Peel, John Cook.
2nd Grade. —Annie Louise Craw
ford, Charlie Godwin, Clarence
3rd Grade.-To be published
4th Grade.—To be published
6th Grade. Bessie Page,
7th Grade.—Sylvia Upton,
Fannie B. Martin.
Bth Grade. —Alma Sparks,
Lucy Green, Clyde Anderson.
9th Grade. Daisy Manning,
Leona Page, Gilbert Peel;
10th Grade. - Leroy Anderson,
Ollie Roberson, Eva Peel, Ellie
Wynn, Myrtle Woolard, Frances
Knight, Josephine Robertson,
Yates Dowell. r
Prospects are good here for a
planing mill. With little work
one could be established at an
early date. Men with the mach
inery and experience are waiting
to start the movement. Such a
plant would help greatly, and
soon would pay a good dividend.
There is a good profit in sash and
doors for the demand is great.
This proposition should be en
couraged and not. hindered in
anyway. We need such indus
tries—they make a town and we
, must build if we want to keep the
pace in the industrial world.
Build the planing mill and the
peanut factory and then we will
be on a surer foundation, for we
can help ourselves and others in
the county. Plan great things
and work for them and success
will come in the end.
si.oo a Year in Advance
Fell Witb Pple
A distressing accident happen
ed here on Mohday afternoon
which wa» witnessed by a nura
i ber of people who were watching
i John Manning strip a telephone
' pole at the corner near the' post-.
I office. The pole was rotten, and
f a rope had been attached to a
■ cross arm, but unfortunately
Manning unfastened arm and
! the pole fell with him. He was
attached to the pole by a safety
' belt and his spikes were deeply
! embedded. It happened so quickly
! that Manning forgot to catch the
l_ messenger behind. Fortunately
t the pole wae caught by the arm
i and turned and fell less rapidly,
or else the young man would have
i fallen beneath the pole and been
i crushed. Bystanders rushed to
him, and quickly unfastening the
; belt, carried him into the drug
store where Dr. Warren-rendered
i aid. It was found that the left
hand was crushed and a toe
i sprained. Otherwise, there seems
i to be no injuries though the shock
1 to the system is great.- He never
; lost consciousness, but bravely
waved his hand to friends as he
was being borrte to the drug store.
Great sympathy was felt for him
and the entire town was deeply
moved at the accident.-
To Vote For Bonds
Martin County is getting in
line with other progressives in
the State. In May three townships
will vote for good roads. These
are Robersonville, Goose Nest
and Hamilton. It is confidently
hoped that all three will vote in
, the right spirit, and build better
I highways. A large number of
. people in every community are
always afraid of the tax question.
Viewed in the proper spirit, taxes
collected for road improvement
i make for the good of the whole
people. Some individuals might
not derive large returns, but they
help in added pleasures, greater
comforts and higher land values
along the route of such improved
All three townships are fine
farming sections and there are
splendid estates in each of them.
But the roads in many spots are
narrow pathways, and need just
scientific drainage, grading, etc.,
to render them suitable for pleas-
I ant travel in autos or vehicles.
Then there is the heavy hauling
I to and from the farms. Notice
the heavily ladened wagons when
the time for fertilizers comes.
It means something to the farmer
and more to his team to have to
travel through sand or mud.
Williamston township was the
first in Eastern Carolina to issue
bonds for good roads. A ride on
the routes already finished will
show what benefit there is in
them. Note the improved con
dition of the farms. New fences,
scientific drainage, -and other
good things which show that the
owners have pride in their pos
sessions and desire that they shall
do credit to the section which is
making such rapid strides up
We believe that the May elec
tions will mean better roads in
the three townships. The State
and Nation is earnestly engaged
in a system of education for bet
ter highways and we confidently
expect Martin County to go along
with the movement.
s Meek .Sister—(sorrowfully)—"]
Seems like it wa'n't hardly fair
! fer Providence to give you four
I husbands and me nary a one.",
> Aggressive Sister— 'Now Het
i ty, don't you lay that onto the
s Lord. He had nothing to do with
j it. I jes' got out an' hustled fer
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