VOL. XIV. NO. 38
Hugh B. York, M. D.
Microscopy, Electrotherapy, X-
Ray, Diagnosis, Specialties
Office on Smith wick St.. rear Blount Bro.
Office hour*, 8 to 10 a. m.. 7 to 9 p. m.
Office 'phone 60 - Night 'phone 63
Wm. B. Warren - J. 8. Rhode*
Drs. Warren & Rhodes
Physicians and Surgeons
Office in Bigg* Drug 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. li. Dunning ■ 7 C. Smith
Dunning & Smith
Williamston, N. C.
Robersonville, N. C.
Burrons A. Critcher - Wheeler Martin
Wheeler Martin, Jr.
. Martin & Critcher
Williamston - North Carolina
S. J. Everett
Greenville, N. C. - Willianuton, N. C.
Greenville Long Pittance Phone 328
S. A. NEWELL
Attorney at Law
Williamston - North Carolina
Attorney at Law
Williamston - North Carolina
John E. Pope
• General Insurance,
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
(|BClub Rates for Men.
Clothes called for and
Agents for Rose & Co.
a il' - ■ * .tify ' . .
Elder M. T. Lawrence
Elder Micajah Thomas Law
rence, son of Joshua L. Lawrence
and hitf wife, Harrriet Penelope
Mayo, was born in Edgecombe
County, N. C., July 23rd. 1848,
and died at his home in Roberson
ville, Martin County, N. C.,
Thursday, June 26th. 1913, about
sp. m. He was married three
times; first, Feb. 21st 1875, to
Miss Alice V. House, who died
Sept. 3rd. 1881; next March 15th.
1882, to Miss Linda L. House,
who died June 16th. 1889; and
last, Oct 16th.. 1890, to. Miss
Nannie House, who',survives him.
He had eight children-four by
his first wife, Hattie, the wife of
Elder A. L. Harrison, of Front
Royal, Va.; Susie; who died in
her 18th year; and Alice Ruth
Cobb and Thomas Allison, who
died in infancy; three by his
second wife, J. Thomas, Willie
B. Lawrence, and Mrs. Alice V.
Couthberson, all of whom are liv
ing;andone by his last wife, Miss
Bettie Lawrence, who died Sept.
11th. 1908, at the age of 17 years.
Elder M. T. Lawrence was the
grandson of Elder Joshua Law
rence, one of the ablest preachers
and writers of the nineteenth
century, who was born in Edge
combe County, Sept. 10th. 1778,
and died in the same county,
Jan. 23rd. 1843, Elder James Os
burn, of England, preaching his
funeral from David's lament over
Absalom—"Would to God that I
had died for thee, 0 Absalom my
j son!" 2 Sam. 18:33.
Elder Lawrence was one of the
best of men, even from his youth.
His teacher, Mr. S. W. Outter
bridge, of Robersonville, who is
still living in his 89th year, says
that he never could see any wrong
in him. At an early age he ex
perienced conviction for sin, and
sought justification by his own
righteousness, but found no peace
of conscience until he was led to
believe in Jesus "as his Divine
Redeemer. He united with the
Primitive Baptist Church at
Conoho, Martin County, and was
baptised by his pastor, Elder
John Purvis, in 1873. Having
impressions to preach. He was
licensed in 1878, and ordained in
1880. By the Divine blessing, he
built up the churches in Hamil
ton and Robersonville, and was
partor, not only of these two, but
also of three other churches,
Conoho, Briery Swamp and
Sparta. He was for many years
clerk of the Kehukee Associat
tion. ,He farmed and taught
school much of his life. He re
presented Martiu County .in the
Legislature of North Carolina in
1894 and 1896; and, during his
canvass of the county he preach
ed in the neighborhood at night.
He was one of the most excellent,
sympathetic, useful, and beloved
citizens of Martin Connty, marri
ed numerous couples, preached
many funerals, and visited and
comforted the afflicted and dis
tressed. Like Barnabas, he was
"a son of consolation." (Acts
4:36.) He had a fine delivery,
and his preaching was able, clear,
pleasant, and convincing. He
was an unwavering believer in
the full inspiration and infalli
bility of the Old and New Testa
ment Scriptures; and his only
hope of salvatfon was in the per
fect righteousness and in the
atoning death of the Son of God.
For fifteen years, he suffered
very seriously with gravel, and
underwent two surgical opera
tions, first in Baltimore, and af
terwards in Tarboro; and he was
slightly paralyzed about three
years ago. He removed from
Hamilton to Robersonville two
years ago. -
The day before his death his
WtLLIAMSTON, N. C.. FRIDAY, JULY
mind wandered among the Scrip
tures and he quoted several pas
sage, especially Matt. 5:16. "Let
youiMight so shine before men,
that they may see your good
works, and glorify your Father
which is in Heaven," and he sung
praises to God. As I and the
members of his family sat around
his bed, he gently breathed his
last and fell asleep in Jesus, to
awake in His likeness in the
morning of the Resurrection. In
the presence of numerous rela
tives and friends, I held a short
burial service at his grave in the
Hamilton cemetery, Friday after
noon, Jnne 27th.
William McKenrich William,
son of William S. Williams and
his wife, whose maiden name
was Ann Nobles, was born near
Williamston, Jan, 16th. 1837, and
died at his home in Williamston,
July 2nd. 1913. On June 2nd.
1874, he married Amanda D.
Howell, daughter of Levi and
Dorothy Howell. Their first
child, Annie Bryant, died at the
age of two weeks and three days.
Their only other child, William
Henry, was born August 15th.
1877, and is still They
moved to Washington County in
1877, and lived four miles from
Plymouth, and after five years,
moved back to Williamston.
Mr. Williams experienced a
hope in Christ and united with
the Methodist Church at the age
of eighteen. Farming and fish
ing were his occupations.
In April 1898, he and his wife
united with the Primitive Baptist
Church at Skewarkey, and I bap
tized them. He had a bright
Christian experience, and de
lighted to talk it to all who wish
ed to hear him. He lived a godly
life. In the Civil War he was a
Confederate soldier; and though
at times very hungry, he would
never take anything that did not
belong to him. On Dec. 12th.
1911, he was operated on for ap
pendicitis at his home by Dr. D.
T. Tayloe, of Washington, and
suffered greatly for a year and
six months, and he was willing
to live or to die as it pleased the
Lord. A faithful wife, devoted
son, skilful physician and kind
neighbors did all they could for
him. He passed away very gent
ly about 4 p. m., on Wednesday,
and his remains were interred in
the cemetery at Skewarkey
Thursday afternoon, where I held
a short burial service.
John A. Everett, son of S. P.
and Martha A. Everett, was born
June 18, 1866, married Miss Mary
James Dec. 1895, and died sud
denly in Everett, while in conver
sation with his friends Sunday,
June 29th, 1913.
He leaves a widow and two
children Leroy and Russell to
mourn their loss. He also leaves
a large family connection. Two
brothers, Frank and D. P. Ever
ett; two half brothers, R. A. and
S. P. Everett, of Rocky Mount
and Norfolk; two sisters. Mrs.
Mattie Hunt and Mrs. J. E.
Wynne, and two half sisters,
Mrs. Minnie Balance, of Atlanta,
and Mrs. P. M. Brown, of this
place. Beside these many friends
and acquaintances mourn their
loss. His health had never been
very good, while a boy at school
he could jiever go but a few days
without having to stop on account
of his health. He lived to be 47
years old and was well known in
this County. For two months
previous to his death, he was
quite unwell but fought his dis
ease with heroic fortitude. Be
'■ . \• .i'j.
Mr. Wm. M. Williams
Mr. John A. Everett
ing of energetic mould, he enter
ed the mercantile business and
with his attention given to that
business he made reasonable suc
cess so as to leave his family in
favorable circumstances. H»
ttied to farm some but was not
strong enough to follow it and
therefore went back to selling
goods. He had for awhile been
a member of the "Charitable
Brotherhood "andjthey buried him
with all the honors of that Socie
He had never united with any
church, but had at times shown
some interest during a season of
of revival near his home.
His funeral was held at his late
home )a Everett on Monday af
ternoon the services being con
ducted by Rev. Geo. J. Dowell of
Williamston. There was a very
large assemblage of people from
all the surrounding community,
and some from a distance; and
though the weather was fine for
work in the fields and it was a
very busy time with the farmers
they turned out to attend the
funeral exercises and to pay the
last tribute of respect to their
friend. His earthly pilgrimage
is over. His race is finished.
His work is done. May the sud
denness of his passing teach us
the important lesson that when
in health it is the time to make j
preparation for eternity, that we [
may be prepared to respond read-!
ily to the summons of the Master:
when he shall call us to the judg
And now in the hands of the;
Great Shepherd we commit the j
keeping of the dear ones left be- J
Mn(L trusting that they will not-,
fail to lean hard upon Him who
has invited us to "cast our carej
upon Him, for He careth fur us."
Bear Grass Items
Messrs. W. M. Harrison, Sam
uel Rogers, and Henry Rogers
spent Sunday in Tarboro.
J. D. and A. C. Harrison, Wal
ter Bailey and Clinton Beecham
went to Parmele Sunday.
Quite a number of town peoble
attended children's day at Swain
Land on Sunday.
William Price and Martha Mar
tin wero married Sunday at the
home of the bride.
R. G. Taylor attended the
Union at Columbia, Saturday and
We are glad to learn that Lon
nie Bailey, who has been sick for
some time, is improving.
The news carried by the tale
bearers concerning Mrs. G. E.
Johnson some weeks ago is all
Dr. E. K. Rodgers.
Raleigh, N. C.
June 23rd 1913.
Mrs. C. B. Hassell Hostess
Wednesday from 11 to 1 o'clock
Mrs. C. B. Hassell entertained at
cards in honor of her house guest,
Mrs. Francis Hassell. Her home
on Main street was attractively
arranged and tables prepared in
two rooms for the twenty women
who were selected to be the guests
during the hours. Those who
enjoy cards occupied ono room
and the others engaged in games
equally as pleasant. During the
games refreshing drinks were
given the guests, and later delici
ous ice cream and cake were serv
ed by little Misses Martha Slade
Hassell and Sallie Cook. Mrs.
Hassell is a charming hostess and
on this occasion was unusually
gracious in her manner of enter
taining her guests.
The spirit of liberty inherent
in the breast of the American
citizen, begins to find expression
at this time, even those in social
circles whose homes are thrown
open to frieuds for an hour of
pleasing, give' an added charm to
the usual entertainment by
breathing forth the spirit of the
Glorious Fourth in decorations
and refreshments. Thus it was
at the home of Miss Mary Hassell
on Tuesday afternoon from 4:30
to 6 o'clock, when she entertain
ed the Embroidery Club in honor
of her sister, Mrs. Fracis Hassell,
of Wilson. Besides the members
of the Club and the honoree,
there were present Mrs. Bog
Slade, of Hamilton; Mrs. Wheeler
Martin, Sr., Misa Helen Poteat,
of Wake Forest; Miss Mayo
Lamb, Mrs. Wheeler Martin, Jr.,
Mrs. S. F. Williams, Mrs. A. T.
Crawford, Mrs. A. Hassell, Mrs.
F. W. Hoyt, Mrs. C. B. Hassell,
Mrs. J. W. Watts.
The spacious Southern veranda
at the home of Miss Hassell was
most attractive with red, white
and blue bunting while Old .Glory
was draped over the hall door
"and the hall presented a beauti
ful picture with similar decora
' tions. Score cards with hand
| painted flags were given the
I guests and an interesting contest
! was enjoyed. Work bags were
carried by each one present but
the hour was filled with enjoy
j ment that not a stitch was taken.
; This was the first appearance of
Mrs. Hassell in Williamston and
| she was received graciously,
•j The hostess sened iced tea
! with salads and followed that
j with frozen grape juice with
| cherries and cake—bringing out
in them the National colors.
This was one of the most delight
ful Club meetings and Miss Has
sell was happy in her arrange
ments for the occasion.
Friends of the contracting par
ties were very much surprised on
Monday morning to learn of the
marriage of Oliver Roberson and
Miss Lucy Green. They reached
the A. C. L. station in an auto
mobile just in time to board the
cars for Raleigh. Both of -the
parties were students at the
Graded School here, the groom
being seventeen and the bride
eighteen. The ceremony making
them man and wife was perform
ed by Spuire Stubbs Li 1 ley at his
home a few miles from Williams
ton. The bride is the daughter
of Mrs. Delia Green and the niece
of the Messrs. Harrison of this
town, the groom being the son of
Mr. Geo. L. Roberson, of Rober
sonville Township, and the bro
ther of Mrs. Theodore Roberson,
of Williamston. The desire of
the young people was known to
the families of each but there
was no obstacle placed in the
way of their happiness, though
both were too young.
A Card of Thanks
We desire to publicly express our
sincere appreciation of the many
kindly acts done by neighbors and
friends during the illness and at
the time of the death of our lov
ed one. The remembrance of
them will remain with us through
W. H.Williams and mother.
Card of Thanks
we wish to express our sincere
thanks to the people of Rober
sonville and vicinity for their
kindness during our loved one's
last illness and since his death.
Mrs. M. T. Lawrence
s[.oo a Year in Advance
Oak City Item*
Little Miss Ruth Chesson, of
Edenton, is spending some
time with her unole, Loomis ,
B.L. Casper and family motored
to Tarboro Sunday.
N.M. Worsley attended the
Union at Tarboro Saturday and
G.C. Weeks and family, of
Scotland Neck, spent Sunday
with relatives here.
J. C. Ross went to Aulander
Mrs. S. E.Hines, Miss Daisy
Bell and Miss Lizzie Harrell went
to Tarboro Tuesday.
H. K. Harrell and J. T. Daniel
left for Nashville Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Chesson spent
the week in Roper and Edenton.
Mrs. George W. Dusham was
the guest of her mother, Mrs. J.
L. Mines, last Sunday.
Mrs. Deb Hyman ana Mr. and
Mrs.. Cicero Etheridge spent
Sunday at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. J. L. Hines.
Miss Annie Bell Harrell left for
Build and Lease Factory
At a meeting in the City Hall
Monday night, it was proposed to
build a peanut factory and lease
same for a number of years.
Those present readily agreed to
the proposition, and the out-of
town to the stock wiH
be consulted as early as possible.
The acceptance of this proposition
would mean the early erection
of the plant as there would be
no necessity for such a large
amount of money, and would
mean a good market for Martin
County peanuts. To protect the
farmers from the highhanded pro
ceedings of the trust, a factory
must be built and properly man
aged. The prospects are fine and
the movement should not stop un
til all things are ready ' for the
handling of the crop of 1913.
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weakening and harmful after
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Dodson's Liver Tone is a mild,
pleasant vegetable liquid that
cannot hurt either children or
grown people. Yet it easily over
comes the most stubborn and in
active liver without making you
quit eating or working.
These JTre not just claims,
Saunders & Fowden drug store
backs up every one of these state
ments and agrees to refund the
price of Dodson's Liver Tone
with a smile to any person who
pays his 50 cents for a bottle and
isn't satisfied that he got his
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