North Carolina Newspapers

    VOL. XIV. NO. 31
Professional Cards
Hugh B. York, M. D.
Microscopy, Electrotherapy, X-
Ray, Diagnosis, Specialties
Office on Smith wick St., rear Blount Bro.
Office hours, 8 to 10 ft. 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 Biggs Drug Store - 'Phone ?9
Jos. H. Saundeis, 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. Dunning - , T - C. Smith
Dunning & Smith
* Attorneys*
Williamston, N. C.
Robersonville, N. C.
Bnrrous A. Critcher • Wheeler Martin
Wheeler Martin, Jr.
Martin & Critcher
Attorneys-at-Law
Williamston - North Carolina
I THomi 33
S. J. Everett
Attorney-at-Law
Greenville, N. C. • William»ton, N. C.
Greenville Long Diatance Phone 328
S. A. NEWELL
Attorney at Law
Williamston - North Carolina
Clayton Moore
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
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Society Pressing
. . Glub . .
O. C. Price, Manager
Phone No. 58
Up-to-Date Cleai«g,
Pressing, Dyeing and
Vailoring
Very .careful attention
|given to Ladies' Kid
Gloves, Fancy Waists
Coat Suits and Skirts
{jpClub lates for Men. ■
Clothes called for and
delivered
Agents for Rose & Co.
Merchant-Tailors, Chi-
THE ENTERPRISE
Killed by Lightning
News reached here Saturday
afternoon that lightning struck
and killed Mr. Ben Coltrain, who
was at Middlesex. He had recent
ly visited his mother and people
in Williams Township, and his
wife and child were still in Mar
tin County. He was working for
a lumber firm and had been at
Walstonburg. His body was
brought to Hardison's Crossing
Sunday morning via Plymouth.
He was the youngest son of
Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Coltrain and
married Miss Fannie Bell Mann
ing, and was a most estimable
young man. He had been a mem
ber of the Christian Church for
some time and lived as one whose
hope was founded on Jeses Christ.
Sunday the funeral services
were conducted by Rev. A. J.
Manning his pastor, and the in
terment Was in the cemetery at
the home of his brother, Mr.
Joshua L, Coltrain. A large
crowd of -isympathizing friends
and neighbors were present to
pay the last mark Of respect to
his memory. The entire com
munity has warmest sympathy
for the bereaved wife, mother,
brothers and sisters.
Freight Train Wrecked
The local freight train was
wrecked about two miles from
Plymouth on Saturday afternoon.
Four cars were overturned
while running at full speed. A
coal car is thought to have been
the cause of the wreck. Conduce
torßoach was severely bruised and
had to be taken to the hospital at
Rocky Mount. The shoofly had
to transfer passengers, and the
freight engine which remained on
the track conveyed them to Ply
mouth. The regular mail on Sat
urday afternoon and Sunday
morning transferred passengers
and express. The wreck was clear
ed by noon Sunday.
Died Near Farmville
News reached here by phone
this morning that Mrs. Dicey
Gainor had died last night at 11
o'clock at the home of her son
near Farmvilltf. She had been
ill with typhoid fever for several
weeks, and her daughter, Miss
Eva Gainor, was called to her
bedside at once. Mrs. Gainor
has lived here at the Roanoke
Hotel for many years, being the
sister-in-law of the late Mrs. G.
W. Blount. She was a most esti
mable woman. The funeral was
held today at 11 o'clock and the
interment was near Farmyille.
Friends here sympathize deep
ly with the bereaved daughter
and sons in their great loss.
Parmele Items
Miss MarytWilliams spent Sun
day with Miss Mamie VanNort
wick.
Jodie Harper left for Charles
ton, S. C. Saturday.
Miss Ada Tew left for her home
in Norfolk Saturday.
Paul Edmonson, Fred and Hel
en Powell went to Roper Saturday
to visit friends.
Nicholas Roberson went to Sto
kes Tuesday.
John Manning, of Williamstori,
was in townJTuesday.
Mrs. Mollie Harrison and her
mother, Simon Perry and
Miss Addie Perry, of WilKamston,
spent Saturday with Mrs. L. L.
Roberson.
Rev. M. A. Matheson and son,
went to Shady Grove Saturday to
hold a revival. v
The workmen are steadily pro
gressing on the incorporated can
al.
WILLIAMSTON, N. C., FRIDAY, JULY 25. 1913
Civil Service Examinations
Editor, Enterprise:-
A number of inquiries have
been made relative to the appoint
ments in the Internal Revenue
Service, particularly as to deputy
collectors. These positions are
in the Civil Service and the Civil
Service commission have announ
ced that examinations will be held
on August 16th at varioua points
in North Carolina, including Eliz
abetth City and Newbem. Those
who stand the examination and
receive a sufficently high rating
will be placed on the eligible list,
and appointments can only be
made from this list. At the same
time examinations will be held
for the position of deputy marshal
and deputy collectors in the Cus
toms Service. Applications may
be obtained by addressing the
Civil Service Commission, Wash
ington' D. C,, or the Secretary
of the Board of Examiners at
Elizabeth City or Newbern.
I take this method of giving
public information regarding
these positions.
Very respectively.
John Small.
Half Our Population Living in
"Dry" Territory
It is generally thought that Ger
many drinks more beer than any
other nation in the woald. This
is a mistake. Germany comes
second. The United States con
sumes 1, 851,000,000 gallons of
beer each year, which is a hun
dred million gallons more than
Germany's consumption. Russia
leads the world in its use of dis
tilled liquors, and the United
States comes second, with its
consumption of 133,000,000 gal
ions. Although the United States
is first as a beer-drinking nation
and second as a consumer of dis
tilled spirits among the nations
of the world, the liquor dealers
of America are having a desperate
fight for the life of their traffic.
The saloon has been expelled
from one-half of the population
and from two thirds of the geo
graphical area of the country. In
1868 there were 3,500,000 people
living in territory where the
drink traffic had been outlawed;
in 1900 the number had increased
to 18,000,000; in 1908, or only
eight years after, the number had
doubled to 36,000,(100, and today
there are 46,029,750 persons, or a
fraction over one-half of the po
pulation of the country, living in
no-license territory. In the last
five years the no-license popula
tion has increased a little over
10,000,000, which is more than
10 per cent, of the total popula
tion of the nation and 30 per cent,
increase in the number living in
"dry" districts. Since 1868 the
population of the country has
doubled, while the number of in
habitants of "dry" territory has
increased over thirteenfold.—
From "The Campaign Against
the Saloon," by Ferdinand Cowle
Iglehart, in the American Review
of Reviews for July.
Oak City Items
Miss Jeffie House left Wednes
day for Atkinson, C.
Miss Carrie Manning of Parmele,
wos the guest of Miss Pearl House
this week. *
Samuel Everett, of Roberson
ville, spent Sunday with his bro
ther, H. S. Everett.
Miss Olive and Mary Weeks, of
Scotland Neck, spent Tuesday
with Mrs. N. M. Worsely.
Charlie Crisp has accepted a
position at Stokes.
The dance last Friday evening
was largely attended.
Meeting at Jamesville
Sunday, July 27th., Rev. J. J.
Taylor will assist Rev. A. J.
Manning in a series of meetings
at Jamesville, Mr. Taylor has
been in Martin County before, at
having held a splendid meeting
Robersonville last year, and slso
preached at Williamston for a
week. He is strong and forceful
in his presentation of the truth
as it is in Jesus, and never fails
to interest his hearers.
The services will be made more
interesting by the song-services
led by Mr. and Mrs. Owen Wal
ker, who have a wide reputation.
It is planned to make this meet
ing of great good £to Jamesville
and vicinity. Everybody is invit
ed to hear Mr. Taylor and to en
joy the music led by these Chris
tian people.
If
If you wish that your life a fail
ure may be,
If you wish to be penniless—out
at the knee,
If you wish to be houseless,
broken, forlorn,
If you wish to see pointed the
finger of scorn!
Then drink!
North Carolina Board of Health to
Furnish Typhoid Vaccine at Coit
The North Carolina Laboratory
of Hygiene will soon be making
typhoid vaccine for the State at
greatly reduced prices. This vac
cine, until recently, sold at ab
normally high prices, but it has
now been reduced so that the vac
cine itself costs about $1.50 per
person. In the interest of hu
manity, economy, and public
health, the Laboratory will make
it and sell it at cost.
' thousand United
States soldiers were vaccinated
up to July 1 a year ago. The
typhoid rate dropped from 3.03
per 1,000 in 1909 to 0.3 in 1912
a reduction of 90 per cent.
Not only does typhoid vaccina
tion reduce one's chances of tak
ing typhoid at least 75 to 90 per
cent, but it also reduets the dan
ger in those that do contract the
disease. From the best data
available it appears to reduce the
death rate of vaccinated people
that contract typhoid to about
one-seventh the death rate of
unvaccinated persons that con
tract the disease.
Easy Relief From Constipation
The Remedy that Replaces Cal
omel—Causes No Restriction of
Habit or Di?t
It is a mistake to take calomel
when your liver is lazy and needs
toning up. Hundreds of people
in this section have discovered
that Dodson's Liver Tone is a
thousand times better and safer
and its action is just as sure.
There are none of the bad after
effects of calomel to Dodson's
Liver Tone and no danger of
salivation.
For attacks of constipation or
biliousness one or two spoonfuls
of this mild, pleasant tasting tast
ing vegetable liquid are enough
and Saunders & Fowden gives a
personal guarantee that every
bottle will do all that is claimed
foJ it. Money back in any case
where if fails.
Dodson's Liver Tone costs only
50 cents for a large bottle. Rem
ember the name because there
are number of remedies sold in
imitation of Dodson claims. Some
ofihem have names very similar
to Dodson's Liver Tone—and are
in same color package. These
imitations are not guaranteed and
may be very harmful. G» to
Saunders & Fowden and you will
surely get the genuine.
Received Textile Traininf
Graduates of the textile Depart
ment at the A. & M. College,
West Raleigh, N. C., have been
appointed to the following posi
tions during the past year. This
shows the value of a Textile
education. W. S. Dean, Assist
ant Cotton Technologist, Depart
ment of Agriculture, Washington,
D. C.
L. R. Gilbert, Suparintendent
Caraleigh Cotton Mills, Raleigh'
N. C.
J. S. Stroud, Superintendent
Lauderdale Mills, Meridian, Miss.
G. G. Simpson, Assistant Secre
tary, Great Falls Mfg. Co.. Rock
ingham, N. C.
W. M. Miller, Assisant Superin
tendent Holt-Granite Mills, Haw
River, N. C.
M, Hendrick, Overseer Spin
ning, Clifside Mills, Clifside, N.
N.
G. G. Allen, Overseer Carding,
Gibson Mfg. Co., Concord, N. C.
J. C. Cosby, Designer, Brogon
Mills, Anderson, S. C.
C. G. Hall, Cost Accountant, New
York Mills, N. Y.
Good Roads in Pitt
Greenville Township in "Great
er Pitt" will vote for or against
good roads on the 29th. The
fight over the question is even
warmer than the recent sizzling
heat, and strong advocates are
fighting on both sides. In view
of the progress that Greenville
is making, and not only that but
the entire township, it is a bit
odd that there should be so much
said against the msvement for
good roads. The election in
Williamston Township to decide
for good roads was an easy vic
tory for progress, and the roads
are the pride of the county.
The Pitt County Independent
opposes the bond issue in these
warm words:
"To bond this township for dirt
roads is a public crime. It is an
evidence of decay, and of extra
vagance run riot. It is akin to
the dissipations that marked the
fall of ancient Rome. If forty
years of tax and the immediate
disbursement of fifty thousand
dollars of borrowed money is to
be put into copmon dirt as a pub
lic road to be washed by the rains
and blown by the winds,, surely
we are betraying the blood that
has heretofore done things with
out mortgaging the future. Such
a step is an acknowledgment of
weakness and of cowardice, and
would stamp us as unworthy the
heritage which our fathers be
stowed upon us. Surely the
ancient God of the Israelites, were
he less merciful or more human,
would drive us away from our
native fields and bestow them up
on a race strong enough and able
to provide for themselves such
dirt roads as may be needed with
out shackling unborn babes and
throttling the hopes and pros
perity of those who must come
after!"
Good4loads Convention
The annual convention of the
North Carolina Good Roads Ass
ociation will be held at Morehead
City; July 31 -.August 1, 1913.
* This convention will emphasize
particularly road maintenance,
constructive problems in the var
ious sections of the State, and the
convention will be frequently
thrown open for a full and free
discussion on the part of the del
'egates of questions of local inter
est. Teh headquarters of the con
vention will at the Atlantic Hotel,
whose rates are $2.50 without
bath and $3.00 with bath.
For further information ad
dress Dr. Joseph Hyde Pratt,
Chpael Hill, N. C.
State Library
SI.OO a Year in Advance
Robersonville Items
Irving and Carlyle Langley, of
Wilson, spent a few days with
T. C. Grimes last week.
Miss"kelie Grimes, of Tarboro,
is visiting Mrs. J. T. Ross this
week. *
S. L. Ross went to Winterville
Friday. .
Mrs. Belle Godard and children
of Dunn, spent last week with
Mrs. H. H. Pope.
D. D. Stalls, of Williamston,
was in town Saturday.
J. B. Coffield, of Everetts, was
here Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. R. E.Grimes and
children left for Ocean View
Monday. ——
Mr. and Mrs. G. M. Roberaon
and children, Mrs. J. A. Mizell
and Mrs. T. H. Grimes left for
Ocean View Monday.
Mrs. Ida Phelps and children,
of Eyeretts, are visiting Mrs. C.
James.
Mrs. Delia Edmondson, who
has been visiting in Rocky Mount
returned Monday.
Miss Myrna Hight.'of William
ston, spent a few days here this
week visiting.
Miss Fay Everett spent Sunday
in Hassell.
Mrs. R. J. Nelson, who is ill
at her home on Main Street, is
improving.
W. H. Adkins returned from
Columbia Monday.
Sheriff Crawford, H. W.
Stubbs and W. A. James were
here from Williamston Tuesday.
J. L. Roberson and Miss Pru
dence Brake were married at the
home of the bride in Rocky
Mount Wednesday afternoon.
Miss Bettie Mizell left for
Jamesville Thursday to teach
school.
Mrs. J. C. Croom, who has been
in Elizabeth City for some time,
returned Friday.
Miss Reba Everett is visiting
Miss Helen Crofton this week.
R. R. Meadows, of Madison,
auctioneer for Adkins and Bailey,
arrived Saturday.
Mrs. Blanche Bunn, of Green
ville, is visiting her sister, Mrs.
R. T. Purvis, this week.
T. Jones Taylor spent- a few
days here this week and his many
friends were pleased to see him
out after a long illness.
Miss Estelle Andrews, of Mar
ianna, Ark., is visiting Mrs. S.
W. Outterbridge.
Mrs. R. Bonner, of Aurora, is
visiting her sister, Mrs, Lida E.
Parker, this week.
Abram Roberson left for
Raleigh Friday.
A party of young people motor
ed to Oak City Friday night to
attend a dance.
Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Crofton,
Frank Crofton and W. R. Jenkins
motored to Williamston Friday.
Miss Ruth Gainor, of Kinston,
is visiting Miss Helen Roberson.
Shepherd Morton, of Greenville
is visiting relatives here [this
week.
Dr. J. C. Caldwell to Preach
There will be regular monthly
services Christian Church
on Sunday 'Vnorning and night.
Dr. J. C. President of
the A. C. College at Wilson, will
preach. Dr. Caldwell is one of
the strong preachers of the State,
and is well-known here, where he
has preached several times. The
public is cordially invited to hear
him at both services.
Charles C. Clabough, Agency
Supervisor, is visiting B. T. Cow
per, Genl. Agent of the Maryland
Life Insurance Company. -
    

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