North Carolina Newspapers

    VOL. XIV. NO. 32
I Professional Cards |
Hugh B. York, M. D.
Microscopy, Electrotherapy, X-
Ray, Diagnosis, Specialties
Office on Smith wick St.. rear Blount Bro.
Office honrn, 8 to io«. m., 7 to 9 p. m.
Office 'phone 60 - Night 'phone 63
Wm. K. Warren . J. S. Rhode#
Drs. Warren & Modes
Physicians and Surgeons
Office in Bigga Drug Store * 'Phone 79
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
A. R. Dunning - ?• C. Smith
Dunning & Smith
{ Attorneys-it-Law
Williamston, N. C.
RobersonVille, N. C.
Bnrroua A. Critcher - Wheeler Martin
—' Wheeler Martin, J*.
Martin & Critcher
~ Attorneys-at-Law
Williamston - North Carolina
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S. J. Everett
Greenville, N. C. Williamtton, N. C.
Greenville Long DUUnce Phone 328
Attorney at Law
Williamston - North Carolina
Clayton Moore
Attorney at Law
Williamston - North Carolina
John E. Pope
General Insurance,
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Williamston - North Carolina
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Mr*. James A. Hobbs Dead
Saturday morning, May 17th.
1913, at 11:00, the soul of Annie
Deborah, beloved wife of James
Ashley Hobbs, passed gently
away after suffering intensely
with pneumonia for several days.
She was the oldest daughter of
the late Samuel A., and Martha
A. Long, and was born near
Hamilton in Martin County on
July 7th. 1846, being at the time
of her death sixty-six years, ten
months and ten days old. On
May 16th. 1866, she was married
to James A. Hobbs, who with
five children survive her.
For forty-seven years she lived
happily with her husband, being
a helpmeet indeed in his life and
labors, and a kind and loving
mother to the children who bless
ed her marriage. She was in
every sense a most estimable
woman. For over twenty years
she had been a member of the
Primitive Baptist Church, being
one of the first members of the
Church at Hamilton, and living
out the life of the dear Saviour in
humility, love and good works
manifested to those around her
in acts of kindness and Christian
The children surviving her are,
Mrs. Frank Armstrong, of Hob
good ; Mrs. J. D. Howell, of Bay
boro; Messrs. Roland, Charles
and Floyd Hobbs. The eldest
son, Charles Hobbs, is living in
Florida and could not reach here
in time. She also leaves two
brothers and three sisters.
The sympathies of the com
munity and friends elsewhere
are extended to the sorrowing
ones, especially to"the*lonely
The funeral services were con
ducted at Hamilton on Sunday
afternoon at 2:00 o'clock by her
pastor, and the interment was in
the cemetery there.
M. T. Lawrence.
Died In Robersonville
The death of Mr. Jake Wynne
occured at Robersonville on Sun
day morning. He had been a
great sufferer from rheumatism
for years, and had recently been
to Hot Springs, Ark., to get re
lief. He waft the son of Mrs.
Staton Wynne and married Miss
Carnie Perry several years ago,
and she with the mother and sis
ter and several brothers survive
him. After leaving the farm of
his father he worked in the hos
iery mill at Tarboro even after
his health was impaired, and pro
vided comfortably for himself
and wife. His years were few,
being only thirty, but God knew
best. For a number of years he
had been a member of the Metho
dist Church and his faith never
Monday his body was brought
here and taken to the Methodist
Church, where services were
conducted by Rev. J. T. Stanford.
The interment was in the family
cemetery at the homestead on the
Hamilton road.
The General Assembly for 1913
passed acts authorizing an elec
tion for issuing bonds for good
roads in fifty-five counties in the
State. Surry county had eleven
townships asking for such acts—
more than any other in North
Carolina. But the larger number
won for good roads, especially in
the West. ■ Three townships
which lost are in Martin county,
however—the first in the East
to have a township vote for good
roads, that of Williamston. The
tide of progress sweeps onward,
even though th&re are some who
inconsistently fight the measure.
The State is moving upward.
Bond Issues
Good Roads in Williams
Perhaps, it is a shocking sur
prise to broad-minded and highly
intellectual citizens of Martin
County that a measure which
promised to build up the com
munity socially, morally and
financially should meet with such
disastrous defeat as did the good
roads question in Williams Town
ship on May 15th. 1913, when a
large majority of voters cast the
anti-road ticket.
And in all probilbity, the deep
thinking and progressive element
of people are wondering seriously
about what influences could have
been brought to bear in the vot
ing down of a proposition which
promised relief to a burdened
Well, the surprise came to me
when I saw men go to the polls
and vote "anti" after telling me
only a few days before and with
out solicitation, to count on their
support of the measure, while
others who had expressed their
willingness to help stayed at
home for some cause which has
not yet appeared. Some men
when asked their motive for vot
ing against the measure, would
with sneaking eye, quivering lips
and wavering voice, reply:
"Taxes." Others, men of fam
ily, saying that they had to vote
as some one else demanded, while
others were bold enough to say
that it made no difference to them
so they were making their time.
Of all the elections I have ever
witnessed, that of prohibition not
excepted, there were more influ-
ences at work in this election
than in any other I have ever
seen. If f were called upon to
mention them, I think that I
should say first of all that there
was probably some distrust or
lack of confidence in the Board
of Trustees, which had been
aroused through foul means; next
and probably the most potent one
was, "Ignorance." This could
have been overcome but for. the
next two, which I shall have to
call "Selfishness and Prejudice".
All these combined, perhaps,
with intimidation and coercion
became an insurmountable barrier
to succees—a menace to any high
degree of intellectual force and a
bar against the progress of a
well-meaning people.
When I mention the fact that
a member of the Board of County
Commissioners and one of the
Trustees of the measure worked
and voted against the good roads
movement, I shall have eliminat
ed the surprise with which the
thinking people have been struck
and set at ease the wonderings as
to the cause. Men came from an
adjoining townshipeither through
solicitation or voluntarily, and as
sisted in infuriating our citizens
against a reform measure. These
same men assumed the position
of spies to watch the men who
had the ballot box in charge—an
act impudent to every fair-mind
ed voter. But the man who
stood at the polls is a man of
honor and nothing could have
turned him from his duty, stand
ing between the contending forces
unshaken by temptation or in
Also to the public I desire to
commend the forty-seven men
who were loyal to the principle
they had espoused, and voted to
relieve the poor and unequally
burdened few of thfe uniquitious
system of public servitude.
S. E. Hardison.
"My wife says she knows me
like a bobk."
"Well, you don't object to that
do you?"
"I'm not sure. You see, my
wife reads terribly trashy litera
. High School Commencement
The Williamston High School
will close on Friday evening, May
30th with Senior Class
On Thursday evening, May 29th.
at 8:30 o'clock, Dr. Charles Lee
Smith, of Raleigh, will deliver
the literary address in the Opera
House. Owing to the addition
of the eleventh grade, there will
be no diplomas given this year,
but a declamation contest will be
held between three boys belong
ing to the Senior Class, and three
girls will contest for the best es
The programme for Thursday
evening will be:
Opening Chorus—School.
Invocation—Rev. J. T. Stan
Report—Supt. J. T. Jerome.
Introduction of Speaker—Rev.
G. J. Dowell.
Address—Dr. Chas. Lee Smith
The Senior Class is composed
of the following: Alvis Yates
Dowell, Eva Irene Peel, Leßoy
Anderson, George Oliver Rober
son, Maud Elizabeth Wynne, El
lie Lenora Wynne, Frances Eliza
beth Knight, Josephine Roberson,
Susie Elizabeth Leggett, Laurie
Weddell Ellison, Myrtle Irene
Woolard, Mary Dare Brown.
Chief Marshall—Oscar Ander
Hassell Items
Henry Roberson, of Roberson
ville, spent Sunday with relatives
"Mrs. Starling with Mrs. T. H.
Johnson spent Tuesday in Hamil
Misses Jones and Allsbrooks
from Scotland Neck spent Thurs
day here with friends.
V. G. Taylor, Jr., was in town
Miss Addie Coburn and mother
spent Saturday night and Sunday
at the home of J. S. Roberson
near here.
Roy House with Miss Aldine
Whitley of Washington passed
through here Monday taking a
pleasant ride.
William Haislip came home
from Buie's Creek Academy this
week for the holidays.
A. S. Roberson with Mrs. Rob
erson, Ralph and Calloway motor
ed from Robersonville Sunday
Elmer Southall of Rocky Mount,
spent Monday with friends here.
There was a picnic at Butler's
Bridge Tuesday. A good time
was reported.
Miss Laura Salisbury visited
in House last week.
Board Organized
The Board of Town Commis
sioners met and organized, ap
pointing Messrs. W. T. Meadows
and W. H. Crawford Street
Commissioners and E. A. Ed
wards, Chief of Police. They
commenced at once a crusade
against filthy back lots, and the
change is greatly appreciated.
Another requirement will betnat
the police wear uniform in regu
lation style. The new goverment
starts off with the good wishes of
the town and hope that much will
be done in the matter of cleanli
ness and improved streets.
Card of Thanks
We wish to express our heart
felt gratitude to the people of
Williamston and Hamilton for
their exceeding kindness and
sympathy to us during the illness
and at the time of the death and
burial.of our dear wife and moth
er. |
J, A. Hobbs and children.
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Oak City Items
The Misses Emily and Mary
Hines have returned home from
school for the summer.
Miss Williams from Raleigh is
the guest of Miss Hattie Everett.
Roy House has returned from
Wake Forest.
J. W. Hines spent Monday in
Miss Hannah Long left for
Sanford last Friday.
Bernard L. Hines spent Thurs
day and Friday with his father
on his return to Fortress Monroe
after spending the winter among
the around Washington City
Mrs. Brantley Tew, of Port
Norfolk, is spending a few days
among relatives.
Earl Gardaner, of Rocky Mount
is spending some time at the
home of Capt. John Hyman.
Miss Aldine Whitley is the
guest of the Misses House.
Lucius Davenport, of Speeds,
spent Monday here.
Mrs. J. W. Wiggins, of Tar
boro, spent Thursday and Friday
with relatives here.
Willie Worsley has gone to
Tarboro for a few days.
Miss Mary Worsley left for
Tarboro Tuesday to recuperate
after her recent illness.
Whalen Casper left for Ports
mouth Monday.
J. R. Etheridge is on the sick
list again.
Clyde Davenport is visiting her
grandmother, Mrs. W. A. Casper
Miss Besiie Manning, of Has
sell, spent "last week here with
her aunt.
Louis Edmondson and family
from Edgecombe spent Snnday
with Mrs. Bradley.
Parmele Items
Miss Fannie Andrews spent
Sunday in town.
Mr. and Mrs. Jasper Taylor
and little son spent Sunday here.
Sheriff Crawford was here last
Rev. M. A. Matheson is now in
W. W. Harper is at home now.
John Edmonson was here Sat
There will be services at the
Methodist Church Sunday morn
ing and night.
Rev. J. M. Warren held ser
vices here Sunday morning.
I ' There was a special election
held here Tuesday for Parmele
School District. There was an
overwhelming majority for the
jSchool. We are glad to report
that the town has at last come
on the side of good schools.
Chattanooga to Welcome Veterans
The United Confederate Veter
ans hold their annual reunion at
Chattanooga May 27-29 and at
the same time the Sons of Con
federate Veterans will hold their
Hardly a more suitable place
could be found for such a gather
ing, as in and around Chattanoo
go were fought-two of the heavi
est battles of the Civil War, the
battle of Chickamauga and the
battle of Missionary Ridge. Two
lesser battles were also fought
there, those of Lookout Mountain
and Orchard Knob.
The Veterans will truly be in
their glory in these surroundings
We are giving our readers in
this issue a special story covering
a history of the territory with
pictures of several monuments
now on the battlefield. We are
sure it will prove interesting to
you. -
si.oo a Year in Advance
Hamilton Items
Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Salsbury
left last week for a visit to Mr.
and Mrs. H. L. Salsbury at Au
gusta, Ga.
P. H. Davenport, B. B. Sher
rod, F. L. Haislip and F. L.
Gladstone motored to Williamston
Monday afternoon.
Mrs. B. B. Sherrod attended
the Episcopal Convention at Tar
boro last week. r
The funeral services of Mrs.
James A. Hobbs were held from
the Primitive Baptist Church
here Sunday afternoon at two
Dr. and Mrs. M. I. Fleming
and Miss Annie Jones motored to
Enfield last week.
Mrs. Martha Purvis and Miss
Delia Purvis are spending some
time at Virginia Beach.
Miss Pattie Sherrod left for
Tarboro last Wednesday.
Miss Anthony is visiting her
uncle in Greenville.
Mrs. M. W. Ballard-spent Sun
day with her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. J. T. Waldo.
Mr. and Mrs. Arrington Kitch
in and children, of Scotland Neck„ \
were in town Tuesday.
Miss Penelope Slade and W. S„
Rhodes spent Sunday in William
Miss Maggie Belle Jones has
returned from a visit to Norfolk
and Newport News.
Parmele Graded School
The progressive citizens woo
a splendid victory in Parinele on
Tuesday when the vote to levy
a special tax to maintain a Graded
School was 61 to 36. There was
some bitterness aroused in the
contest and a strong advocate of
the tax was threatened in a letter
received the day before the elec
tion, but there was no disturb
ance during the voting hours.
The fight was a great victory for
those who want better schools
and are willing to pay for thtm.
The educational movement is on
in North Carolina and there are
none to stay its propress.
Parmele needs and can have
a splendid training for the
children of that section.
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