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VOL. XIV. NO. 47
Professional Cards |
Hugh B. York, M. D.
Microscopy, Electrotherapy, X-
Ray, Diagnosis, Specialties
Office on Smith wick St.. rear Blount Bro.
Office hourt, 8 to 10 A. m., 7 to 9 p. m.
Office 'phone 60 - Nij?ht 'phone 63
Wm. E. Warren - J. S Rhodes
Drs. Warren & Modes
Physicians and Surgeons
Office in Biggs Drug Stoi* - 'Phone 79
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-
Aday in each month to treat dis
eases of the EYE, EAR, NOSE
and THROAT and FIT GLASSES
A R. Dunning
Dunning & Smith
Williamston, N. C.
Robersonville, N. C.
Burrous A. Critcher - Wheeler Martin
Wheeler Martin, Jr.
Martin & Critcher
*■ * Williamston - North Carolina
S. J. • Everett
Greenville, N. C. - Williamston, N. C.
Greenville Long Diatance Phone
,j5. A. NEWELL
Attorney at Law
Williamston - North Carolina
Attorney at Law
AJohn E. Pope
Iflfe, F)r«, Health, Accident, I,ive Stock
Estate - Brokerage
Williamston - North Carolina
Y. E. TOUMA
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Ladies and Gents
SOLE AGENTS FOR
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The Beet for Nm, Women
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Prtcee'*2.SO to SS.OO]j
EASTERN CAROLINA SWEPT BY THE MOST
TERRIBLE STORM IN MANY DECADES
Martin, Washington and Beaufort Counties Damages Es
timated to be Between Three and
Four Million Dollars
TELEPHONE AND ELECTRIC WIRES COMPLETELY DEMORALIZED
The worst storm which has
ever struck this section in the
history of the oldest inhabitants,
commenced here Tuesday night
about 12 o'clock. Gradually the
wind increased in velocity until it
reached 50 miles an hour. - The
wind was accompained by a heavy
rain which lasted for hours.
When day dawned, the devasta
tion was great. Between nine
and ten o'clock, a. m., the wind
was terrific and trees all over the
town blew down or split into
pieces. Smitkwick street be
tween the stores of Blount and
Carstarphen was impassable, and
valuable shade trees in the yards
of nearly «very home fell before
the destroying gale. The roof
was stripped off the buggy fac
tory and. much damage was done
to the stock. A chimney each at
thejhomes of Dr. Knight and C.
H. Godwin fell and many fences
were torn down. The telephone
system was almost out of com
mission, the rural lines being en
tirely shut off. Poles and lines
were down all over the town, and
theelectric wires were injured and
several poles fell. A force of
men cleared away the debris as
the day advanced and the wind
lulled. The damage to the tele
phone and electric systems will
amount to several hundred dol
lars, and Manager Manning re
paired the lines as rapidly as
*. C. Smith
Business all over the town was
practically suspended until the
storm grew less, and did not
assume normal proportions during
the day. A ride in the country
gave one a sadder
the wind and rain had"left. Cot
ton and corn, which the day be
fore had been the pride of the
owners, lay twisted and broken
in the fields. The amount of the
damage cannot be estimated, but
in this community even, it will
reach thousands of dollars. The
crops this season were splendid
until this outburst of nature
came Fortunately no houses
were torn down nor any lives
The storm is said to have form
ed in the vicinity of Hatteras,
that great storm center, and blew
here from the Northeast but
came mainly from the East. It
reminded the older people of the
storm at Beaufort years ago, but
was more destructive.
The destruction at Jamesville
was greater than at Williamston.
Several stores were unroofed and
goods damaged, but no loss of
life has been reported. The loss
in Martin County is estimated to
News by private letter from
Washington tells of the terrific
gate there and the damage
wrought. Never in the history
of the people has water stood
two feet and over on Main Street
in that town. Boats could have
been rowed along the streets.
The long county bridge was des
troyed, railroad bridges wrecked,
th 6 «f J. K. Hoyt unroofed
and stock damaged, the end of
the newjopera house blown off
andjnuitierous other losses. The
loss will amount to over $1,000,-
to the N. S., and
A. C. Li depots are also reported.
WIIjLIAMSTON, N. C., FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5. 1913
Thursday, the farmers of the
county came in goodly numbers
to attend the meeting, which had
been arranged by Hon. John H.
Small. These meetings are
usually held in the latter part of
the winter, but this time it was
conveniently fixed at this date.
The number of those in attend
ance was the largest ever in the
history of these meetings. Re
presentative farmers from every
section of the county were pres
ent and listened attentively to
the lectures which proved inter
esting and helpful. The program
was arranged as follows:
Prof. J. M. Johnson, "Better
Farming," Dr. William Hart
Dexter, "The Better Farm Life:
An Uplift Talk," These lectures
were delivered at the morning
session, and in the afternoon, Dr.
Chas. W. Stiles, Surgeon in the
Public Health Service of the
United States, delivered a highly
interesting lecture on "Sanitation
and Preventable Diseases." Dr.
Stiles was scheduled to deliver a
lecture here on Wednesday even
ing in the city hall, but owing to
the storm, there were no
lights, so the date was cancelled.
The last number on the pro
gramme was motion pictures
showing some phases of farm
life. This number was filled by
•Messrs. Clyde L. Davis and Ro
ger E. Treat, of the Bureau of
Rural Organization, U. S. Dept.
of Agriculture. The farmers
to repair to the Mas-
Hall, where the pictures
were exhibited, this hall being
more easily darkened.
The meeting was one of the
best it has been the opportunity
of Martin County farmers to at
tend, the only thing lacking be
ing the absence of Congressman
Small, who was detained in Wash
ington. The farmers of the
county are largely indebted to
him for his interest in their up
Several of our subscribers are
a little behind with their sub
scriptions, and we have many
frjends in the county who do not
subscribe to the home paper.
We extend a most cordial in
vitation to all our friends to call
on us and will gladly receive their
subscriptions, also renewals.
Your labels will show if you hap
pen to be hehind.
Today at nine o'clock, the soul
of Mrs. Sallie Bet Upton left its
tenement of clay and went to the
God who gave it. For months
she has lain on her bed awaiting
the summons, the depth of her
faith in the mercies of God filling
her soul with that calmness with
which the true Christian views
the slipping of the cords that
hold one to earth. Without a
murmer she bore her sufferings
unto the end.
As we go to press, it is too
early to announce funeral ar
rangements, and a sketch of Mrs.
Upton wHI be in the next issue.
The Farmers' Meeting
To Our Friends
Died This Morning
The County Institute, for the
colored teachers of Martin Coun
ty, conducted by Prof. C, L. W.
Smith, of Smithfield, N. C., as
sisted by Miss L. E. Pritchard, of
Windson, N. C., closed Friday
afternoon August 22, after being
in session for two weeks. The
enrollment of active teachers was
about forty with several others
to register, but not in the capa
city of teachers.
Those who attended were un
animous in the opinion that the
Institute was a decided success,
and inspired the teachers to be
gin their work with new zeal and
a determination to accomplish
more in their chosen field of la
bor than ever before. The
clarion call for th 6 "Life that
Counts" was repeatedly sounded
in no uncertain tones throughout
the entire session. A very inter
esting program was rendered by
the teachers on Tuesday evening.
Prof. Smith read an excellent pa
per on Ljfe. His vivid thought
thrilled the large audience who
listened with the deepest interest.
Prof. Smith is Supervisor of
the colored schools of Johnston
County, and a man of high per
sonal character. His influence is
being felt not only in his native
county, but throughout the State.
Miss Pritchard is the industrial
teacher for the colored schools of
The teachers tendered a vote
of thanks to Prof. Smith and
Miss Pritchard for the work done
during the two weeks, and ex
pressed the that the same
persons be returned two years
hence, if not providentially hin
Deadly Beer Bottle
Monday night, in a joint in
Everetts, Jesse Ewell, a negro,
struck Theo. Hardy a blow on the
head with a beer bottle, breaking
the skull. Ewell escaped and
officers have been unable to ap
prehend him. Dr. Ward, of
Roberson ville, was hastily sum
moned to the wounded man, and
Dr. David Taylor was called to
assist in the operation. Dr. John
Williams, resident physician, was
absent at the time. It was
thought that Hardy would die in
a few hours, but is still living
though dangerously wounded.
Jesse Ewell has figured in other
scrapes, and evidently both men
were drinking. Hardy ( had been
in Williamston that day and re
turned on the five o'clock train.
Lott in the Woods
Monday, Dr. John W. Williams,
went hunting in the low grounds
up the river and on returning
lost his way and for several hours
roamed in the deep woods. After
some time he reached the river
and found a man to bring him
home in a canoe. Reaching here,
he was suffering from fatigue
and scratches received in the
tangled under growth. Dt.
Saunders gave him attention,
and he returnad to his home in
Our itemizer went visiting last
Misses Estelle and Mary Will
iams and Melba Speight spent
Tuesday at Mr. and Mrs. L. L.
Misses Lela Nelson and Mamie
VanNortwick accompanied by
Mrs. Bright went to Norfolk last
week to visit friends.
The extremely disagreeable
weather keeps many of our peo
ple from attending church at
Miss Nina Whichard and Mrs.
J. H. Whichard spent Wednesday
Mrs. M. L. Nicholson and
daughter, Bettie, spent Friday
with Mrs. Beulah Mizell. They
were en route to their home in
Miss Malena Ward and Mrs.
Bright returned from Port Nor
Miss Floy Whichard returned
The storm Wednesday morning
did considerable damage in 'and
Messrs. Jennis and Jodie Har
per are at home for a few days.
Charlie Martin was here from
Mrs. Beulah Mizell and little
daughter, Irene, returned from
T. K. Wyher spent Saturday in
/ Miss lone Riddick went to
Portsmouth Saturday to visit her
Dr. Lowther, of Washington,
spent Friday and Saturday in
Mrs. Alice Odem and Mrs.
Mary Meekins from Hatteras
spent the week-end with Mrs. R.
The news of the poisoning of
Mr. and Mrs. Carraway and
family by eating ice cream on
last Thursday, brought sadness to
our entire community. But it is
reported that they are slowly im
Misses Estelle and Mary Will
iams, Melba Speight and Annie
Roberson, and Messrs. W. C.
Whitehurst, Dean Speight, Nich
olas Roberson and Vance Carson
with Mrs. Beulah Mizell as chap
erone, are indebted to Mr. Fred
Powell for a most enjoyable hay
ride to Roberson ville Tuesday
The ministerial institute of the
M. E. Church closed Sunday
night after being in session three
days. It closed with services in
memory of Mrs. £l. Hughbanks,
and twelve members were receiv
ed. Good congregations attend
ed all the services.
R. L. Smith and Irving return
ed Friday from Baltimore.
Miss Leona Garbutt, of Tipton,
Ga., is back in her place ar trim
mer and saleslady for R. L. Smith
Miss Kathleen Wallaco, of
Jamesville, is visiting Mrs. J. A.
Don Carson, of Bethel, attend
ed services here Tuesday night.
R. A. Carson, of Groveland,
Fla., is in town this week.
Milton Mizell spent the week
end with Prof. W. H. Mizell.
Quite a number of our town
people attended the Union at Oak
Mrs. Etta Taylor, of Tarboro,
if* visiting Mrs. Bettie Vick.
si.oo a Year m Advance
Rev. C. W. Howard, of Kins
ton, spent Monday in town the,
guest of J. H. Grimes.
Mrs. Jones Taylor, of Bethel, is
visiting, Mrs. W. A. Roberson.
Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Jenkins
returned from Bel haven Friday.
W. A. Roberson left for Balti
Miss Faye Everett, who has
been in Norfolk for some time;
Mrs. R. L. Smith spent few
days in Williamston last week.
Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Jenkins
spent Sunday with Mrs. W. W.
800 l Weevil
Will you publish this in your
paper? I was in my cotton field
Saturday last and found that
there was boll weevil in my cot
ton that are doing some damage.
There are three "kinds of. worms
that are at work in the Wl.
First, light brown, second, brown
and black streaked and third,
green. 1 find eggs in the blooms
from which I suppose the worms
are hatched. 1 find some in every
field in which I go. We have
heard of the disease long before,
and are sorry to say that' it has
reached here. This is bad news
for this county as the cotton crop
is the standard money crop.
Please print this as it is a true
state of conditions.
J. Arthur Wynn,
Everetts, N. C.,
Aug. 27th. 1913.
DON'T TAKE THE
If Your Liver Gets Lazy you Need
a Liver Tonic, Not Merely a Laxa
tive for the Bowels
Many people take a simple lax
ative when their liver gets slug
gish rather than take calomel,
which they know to be danger
ous. But a mere laxative will
not start a sluggish liver. What
is needed is a tonic that will liven
up the liver without forcing you
to stay at home and lose a day
from your business.
You have such a tonic in Dod
son's Liver Tone. Dodson's Liver
Tone must be all they claim for
it because they guarantee it to
take the place of 'dangerous cal
omel and agree to hand back the
money with a smile to any person
who tries Dodson's Liver Tone
and is not satisfied with the re
lief it gives.
Dodson's Liver Tone is a harm
less vegetable liquid with a plea
sant taste, and is a prompt and
relible remedy for constipation,
biliousness, sour stomach, and
the other troubles that come from
a tropid liver.
Saunders & Fowden give it their
personal guarantee and if you
will ask about this guarantee you
will protect yourself against imi
tations that are not guaranteed.
Large bottle of Dodson's Liver
Tone is 50 cents.
The "A" Pressing Ctab,
Want to do your Cleaning and
Pressing and guarantees satisfac
tion as to workmanship arid ser
vice. Club rates for regular cus
tomers. Located in the rear of
Alexander's Shaving Parlor. _
Thi« is a prescription prepared specially
for MALARIA or CHILLS 4. FEVER.
Five or »ix dotes will break any case, and
if taken then as a tonic the Fever will not
return. It acts on the liver better than
Calomel and does not gripe, or sicken. 25c.