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VOL. XIV. NO. 29
L^Prete^onaT Cards ; ;
Hugh B. York, M. D.
Microscopy, Electrotherapy, X-
Ray, Diagnosis, Specialties
Office on Smithwick St., rear Blount Bro.
Office hoars, 8 to to ft. tu., 7 to 9 p. m.
Office 'phone 60 - Night 'phone 63
Wm. B. Warren . J. S. Rhode#
Brs. Warren & Rhodes
Physicians and Surgeons
Office in Biggs Drag Store - '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. R. Dunuing - C. Smith
Dunning & Smith
► Attorney Law
Williamston, N. C.
Robersonville, N. C.
Burrous A. Critcher • Wheeler Martin
Wheeler Martin, Jr.
Martin & Critcher
Williamston - North Carolina
S. J. Ev.erett
Greenville, N. C. - Williamston, N. C.
Greenville Loug 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
Williamston - North Carolina
Office on Main Street
■ . . Glub . . '
O. C. Price, Manager
Phone No. 58
Pressing, Dyeing and
Very careful attention
v (given to Ladies' Kid
Gloves, Fancy Waists
Coat Suits and Skirts
lub Rates for Men. g
Clothes called for and
Agents for Rose & Co.
cago, 111 1
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WILLIAMSTON, N. C.. FRIDAY, MAY 2, igij
A Pleasant Day in a Good Town
Friday, April 25th. marked the
close of, the session of the Rober
sonville Graded School. The
faculty and school had not pre
pared for any commencement ex
ercises, but had used the entire
term for the school work proper.
But the spirit pi patriotism was
At three o'clock the school,
town and a large part of the
conntry gathered on the campus,
where arrangements had been
made for the occasion. Rober
sonville Lodge of the Junior Or- J
der of United Amrrican Mechan
ics marched in a body to the
scene and Rev. N. H. Shepherd,
of Rocky Mount, for the local
Lodge in a very forceful speech,
presented a Bible to the school.
Elder M. T. Lawrence with most
appropriate words, accepted same
on behalf of the school. Both
speakers urged the importance of
a knowledge of the Bible to an
The officers of the J. 0. U. A.
M., then unfurled a large Ameri
can flag and proceeded to raise it.
Soon the breeze seemed to join
in the spirit of liberty, and the
red, white and blue floated from
the flagpole high above the heads
of the enthusiastic crowd. The
entire school sang "The Star-
Spangled Banner," and the scene
was a most inspiring one. Mr.
W. W. Keel presented the flag to
the school in a speech filled with
love of liberty. Rev. J. F. Davis
made the speech of acceptance,
emphasizing in beautiful words,
the force and power of that
which the flag represents.
. Rev. H. C. Boblitt was then in
troduced and made the address
of the day upon the work of the
J. 0. U. A. M., and for what
they stood educationally, morally
and socially. The address was
well received and highly appre
ciated, all present pronouncing it
a splendid address.
At 8:30 o'clock in the evening,
the school and citizens from far
and near assembled at the Chris
tian Church, where Dr. J. C.
Caldwell made a very strong
speech on the subject of Educa
tion, showing that no nation had
ever reached to any power with
out education, an i that unless
the proper kind of education was
given, no civilzation could exist.
Robersonville seems to be full
of the spirit of education, and
Prof. Mizell and his able corps of
teachers, six in all, have done a
great work for the upbuilding of
the minds of children, which will
greatly affect the future of Rob
ersonville, the enrollment for this
term being 250.
The most inspiring scene of the
day was the bright face of that
grand old man, Stephen W. Out
terbridge, who has been present
at every exercise and presence
lends force"and dower to the oc
casion. He is eighty-eight years
old and for fifty years taught
school in Martin County, doing
more, perhaps, for the uplift of
the people than any man in the
county. Many of the women antv
of thfe county, who stand for"
things worth, while received their
early training and inspiration
from him. So it truly can be said
that no example or word of his
has had a tendency to lead young
men and women downward, but
| The growth*of the town is very
noticeable, and everything seems
to be flourishing. The business
institutions besides the many
mercantile establishments, are
the Robersonville Guano Co.,
whicfc is operated by Mr. J. H.
Roberson, Jr., one of the wide
awake young men of this county,
this plant isjrunning at ita full
capacity; the mill and factory of
Wiley Rogerson and Company is
one the busiest places to be seen,
and their business is increasing;
the new buggy factory is running
at full blast, and one vehicle each
day is turned out.
One of the most prosperous
banks in the county is there, J.
A. Mizell, a splendid son of Mar
tin, is its Cashier, and he is mak
ing good iu the institution and in
the hearts of his people. One
fact very noticeable is the fifteen
buildings- in the course of con
struction now, and the proposed
erection of $40,000 worth of
buildings on Main Street this
-year. All this proves that confi
dence in the beautiful town is
Our county should better know
itself, and enter into like co
operation, thus promoting general
progress along lines which makes
for greater and higher things in
the lives of a people.
W. e. Mi
A Plaasant Evening
Miss Delia Kate Ward, young
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William
T. Ward, was hostess to a num
ber of her friends on last Friday
evening in honor of her birthday.
The residence was aglow with
lights and bright with beautiful
flowers. The guests arrived at
the hour appointed and were
graciously received by the hos
tess. Pleasing conversation and
music made the hours pass de
lightfully. Later ice cream and
cake were served by Master
James Smithwick assisted by
little Miss Elisabteh Bnrras.
A beautiful array of presents
brought by the guests gave evid
ence of the esteem in which Miss
Ward is held by members of her
set. There were many expres
sions of good will and wishes for
a long and happy future. At a
late hour the guests departed,
numbering the evening among
the most pleasant of the year.
During a severe attack of
pneumonia and whooping cough,
little Louise, the three year
old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sam
Faulkner, of Kinston, died Sat
urday, April 12th. 1913.
Her body was brought to Ever
etts, Mrs. Faulkner's old home,
and amid sorrowing relatives and
friends was laid to rest Sunday
Little Louise was a very sweet
child and a favorite with all who
knew her. She is missed so much
but we try to be glad that the
sufferings of this workl are not
for her, and that while young
and pure, she went home to*rest
Bear Grass Items
A. B. Ayer3, Javan Rogers,
Edmond Harris and W. R. Rob
erson went to Jame?ville Tues
W. R. Roberson spent Sunday
with his mother in Griffins.
Miss Minnie Harrison returned
to her home in Williamston Mon
Miss Bettie Roberson was the
guest of Miss Suda Whitehurst
Mrs. Walter Harrison is 011 the
siek list this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert White
hurst spent Sunday in Cross
Elder J. N. Rogerson filled his
regular appointment at Smith
wich Creek Sunday.
A. B. Rogerson, of Everetts,
was in town Sunday. *
Town election will be held on
Dr. B. L. Long went to Norfolk
Tuesday to take Mr. Hobbs to the
Miss Sarah Hyman, of Tarboro,
spent the week-end with her sis
ter, Mrs. B. B. Sherrod.
Mrs. J. P. Boyle left Wednes
day for Atlantic City to attend
the Rational Federation of Clubs.
Ifoom there she will go to Phila
delphia to visit her parents.
4 Miss Pattie Sherrod is visiting
ih Tarboro this week.
'Miss Helen Council is spending
the week in Oak City.
' Dr. Fleming, Pat Davenport
and several others went to Will
jW. L. Sherrod and son, Wat
son, of Enfield, are in town tbis
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Sherrod,
Miss Marv and Bryan Sherrod
came down in their new car from
Enfield to visit relatives on Tues-
Mrs. M. I. Fleming i$ visiting
her mother in Enfield.
B. S. Maultsby and daughters
with Dr. Rhodes and Mrs. Rhodes
motored from Williamston to visit
the family of T. B. Slade.
• Rev. Mr. Bethea filled his ap
pointment in the Episcopal
C. V. Andrews expects to open
up a grocery here soon.
F. S. Johnson, of Hassell, is in
town for a few days.
Ira Keene is visiting his parents
at Four Oaks.
Kitchen Corey-is on the
sick, list this week.
Alexander Peel's mule ran
away Saturday being frightened
at a bicycle.
Elder John Rogerson attended
his regular services at Smithwick
Creek Saturday and Sunday.
Mrs. Millie Peel was taken very
The farmers were glad to see
rain as the tobacco crop was un
The people have purchased a
supply of Roanoke pork.
The people were disappointed
when they learned that the
Seaboard Air Line would not build
through here to Washington.
Mrs. Stokes is visiting relatives
in Rocky Mount.
Mr. and Mis. Thomas Nelson
spent Sunday in town.
Miss Floy Whichard spent Sun
day here with relatives.
T. B. Bryant spent a few days
in town last week.
Nicholas Roberson is at home
from Buie's Creek for a few days.
N. O. VanNortwick and J. T.
Stokes spent Sunday in Rocky
Mrs. Robert Nelson went to
John Chapell from Leens was
T. K. Weyher spent Saturday
Mrs. Beulah Mizell spent Sun
day with her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. L. L. Roberson.
Ashley Manning, who has just
bought a car, made good of it
Many friends of Miss Bertha
Ward are glad her school has closed
and she will be home for a while.
Friends of Rev. M. A. Mathe
son are glad to know that his
family are improving.
D. S. Powell went to-'William
ston Sunday night.
Mr. HardUon On Bond Issue
In a recent issue ol the Enter
prise, we note with interest the
perplexing qnestion: "Shall
we have good roads?" followed
by an argument which we regard
as strong forcible and true. The
only objection to it was that the
writer failed to give his name.
However, that was probably best
known to himself and the Editor.
The direct answer to the above
question, as every sound thinker
realizes, depends upon two prop
ositions, one of which is up to the
people to decide in the next few
days. The one is to work the
roads on a tax basis, the other to
continue to work them under the
pr«fsent system. It is a well
known fact, one that the most
ardent advocate of the latter will
admit, that under the existing
road laws the answer would he in
thousands of voices, "No." It
is needless to say that the present
spstem is inadequate, unjust and
oppressive—a relic of anarchy.
There is but oue motive that
can prompt any one to argue in
l>ehalf of the method now em
ployed. That motive can be 110th
| ing less, and I say it in ne spirit
iof bitterness, than down-right
I selfishness' The taxpayer who
1 claims that as he has served his
j time out on the roads, he ough
not to be taxed for that purpose,
J has only his individual interest
jat heart, and that from" a very
j narrow and unprogressive point
lof view. It does seem thatifthe
father had the best interest of
his son. and the progress and de
velopment of his country and es
pecially of his community at heart
he would nut only be willing but
| anxious to'bear his part of the
I burden for such improvement.
| Several men in my township have
| been heard to say while subject
to road duty, that the time would
come when roads would be worked
by taxation. Today these same
men are fighting the proposition
to a finish, even to the extent of
circulating reports which are un
true. I need mention only one
or two of these statements to
show the absurdity and misunder
standing of the road proposition.
It is deplorable that men in this
enlighten age can see no farther
into the question than to say that
a bond issue would involve prop
erty rights, and jeopodise the
rights of the individual to his
real and personal property.
Another absurd argument is
that men owning no property
will be taxed in excess of law
and forced lo continue "service"
under the "uniquitous" system.
But our Special Act provides that
not-, more than 1-4 of 1 per cent
should be levied on property and
not more than 75 cents on each
poll, and further provides that
should the bond issue go into
effect, the present system be
The answere to the question
will l>e given on the day of the
election by the voters of the town
ship. Any one has only to visit
those sections which have issued
bonds for road improvement, to
find that the question should be
answered in the affirmative.
But some will say that you are
voting a debt on the coming gen
eration. That may be true, but
the investment is a profitable one
that will pay big dividends
and one-ea&y to finance. The
"kicker" says he does not want
to go in debt- sensible in a mea
sure, but when the investment
will pa# 100 pef cent, would it
not be foolish to refuse to invest?
• S. E. Hardisdn,
Only eight United States Na
tional banks failed in 1912.
si.oo a Year in Advance
An Interesting Letter
Dear Mr. Editor:—
I am in receipt of the third
paper that is published in old
Martin County THE ENTERPRISE,
since subscribing for it.
It is a pleasure for nie to take
up this paper atorl read knowing
where it came from, and yet it is
sad to perase the pages looking
for names that I left in Martin
County thirty-five years ago.
Occasionally I find one- M. W.
Ballard, J. A. Everett, J. D.
Simpson, N. S. Peele, and a few
others that I left. Where are
they, those old ones I left there?
They have crossed the River, of
which I must soon follow.
I find in reading this paper the
names of Crawford, Martin,
Carstarphen, Rhodes, Haasell,
Biggs, Godwin. Those names
are all'familiar to me.'lJßutjl do
not know the young
have come and made men that I
hope Martin County is proud of,
since I left.
I left Martin Count\ the 13th
day of IJ I have
which I .hope lam thankful. My
first work in South Carolina was
very hard, and it was such as
ditching, splitting rails etc. But
I stuck to it like a man. I first
landed at Green Sea, S. C. I
stayed there seven months. From
there I went to Fair Bluff, N. C..
and spent about a year. From
there I went to Hound Swamp, S.
C. There I epent three
From there to Red Bluff, S C. on
the Waccamaw River. I spent
three years there. My next and
last move to Sanford, S. C. where
lam now. 1 located here in the
turpentine woods. I own in one
body Of land at this point J 50(1
acres and about half of it in cul
tivation. 1 have had nearly every
every foot of this land cleared
since I came here. The town of
Sanford, S. C. is located near the
center of this 1500 acres of land.
We have a population of about
200 people. They live here on
my place and in my houses. I
make hereon this land coin, cot
ton tobacco, potatoes (both Iri;-h
and sweet) strawberries and all
trucks, such as beans and etc. A
prize acre of corn made 92 bush
els. Cotton bale and a half per
acre. We are selling the K lon
dyke strawberries here from
$3.50 to $7.00 a crate of thirty
two quarts, and you would be
surprised to see the sii e of those
Now besides owning the above
1500 acres of land I Own a Lent
3000 acres more. And while I
love the Old North State, and am
interested in her welfare, I don't
think there is any place on God's
green earth to compare with S.
C. and especially our County,
Now Mr. Editor, I hope you
will not think I am blowing my
horn too loud, for as above stated,
I hope I feel thankful Tor the
blessings I have received since
leaving old Martin.
In conclusion, if yea think this
letter is not worthy a space in
your paper, cast it in the waste
basket, and 1 will never think
any the less of you.
Yours very truly,
J. R. Allsbrook,
Sanford, S. C., April 29th 1913.
Mrs. W. H. Crawford Hostess
Thursday afternoon of last
week from 4to 6 o'clock, Mrs.
W. H. Crawford was at home to
friends in honor of Mrs. Henry
Hicks, who has been her house
guest for the past week. The
guests were delightfully enter
tained during the hours and ices .
and cake were served. Mrs.
Hicks left Monday morning for
her home in Raleigh.