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VOL. XIV. NO. 50 •
Hugh B. York, M* D.
Microscopy, Electrotherapy, X-
Ray, Diagnosis, Specialties
Office on Smith wick St., rear Blount Bro.
Office hours, 8 to 10 a. m.. 7 to 9 p. m
Office 'phone 60 - N«ht 'phone 63
Win. E. Warren - J. S. Rhode#
Brs. Warren & Rhodes
Physicians and Surgeons
Office in Biggs 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. R. Dunning
Dunning & Smith
Attorneys-. 1 t- Law
Williamston, N. C.
Robersonville, N. C.
Burrons A. Critcher - Wheeler Martin
Wheeler Martin, Jr.
Martin & Critcher
Williamston - North Carolina
S. J. Everest
Greenville, N. C. - WillUmston, N. C.
Greenville Long DitUnce Phone 338
S. A. NEWELL
Attorney at Law
Attorney at Law
John E. Pope
Life, Fiie. Health, Accident, Live Stock
Real Estate - Brokerage
Williamston - North Carolina
Office onjMain Street
Y. E. TO UM A
Dry Goods, Notions
Ladies and Gents
SOU AGENTS FOB
W. L. Douglas Shoes
The Beet for Men, Women.
• [Prlcee *2.50 to *B.OO
The show left Sunday morning
* Remenber Chill Killer will
do the work. Sold by Saunders
Rev. J. T. Standford is holding
a meeting at Holly Springs this
—For torpid liver, use McNair's
Blood and Liver Pills. Sold by
Saunders & Fowden.
Chinquepins are in evidence if
you will only watch the small boy
—For chills and fevers take
Chill Killer. It's guaranteed.
Sold byJSaunders & Fowden. 25
and 50 cents.
God willing, I will preach at
the home of Joseph Lilley on the
Staton farm on Sunday at 2
o'clock.—J. L. Cherry.
—lf one bottle of Chill Killer
fails to break up your chills and
fever, we will gladly refund your
The equinoctial period brought
one of the heaviest rains of the
month on Sunday afternoon. This
was followed by cooler and clearer
FOR SALE. A complete saw
mill with boiler and engine in
first class condition.—J. A. Wool
ard.lWilliamston, N. C.
* C. Smith
—Five or six doses of Chill
stop any case of chills,
if not will refund your money.
Sold by Saunders & Fowden. 25
and 50 cents.
Rev. M. E. Bethea will preach
in Robersonville on Monday night
next and at Jamesville on Tues
day night. The public in both
towns is iijvited to the services.
—No Calomel or other purga
tive is required when you take
Chill Killer. It's the wonderful
purgative Chill Tonic. Sold by
Saunders &IFowden. 25 and 50
At the Baptist Church on Sun
day morning, Rev. G. J. Dowell
offered his resignation to take
effect October Ist. This announ
cement brought grief to his con
gregation and to friends through
out the community.
FOR SALE-1913 Model. Mo
tor Cycles and Motor Boats at
bargain prices, all makes, brand
new machines, on easy monthly
payment plan. Get our proposi
tion before buying or you will re
gret it, also bargains in used Mo
tor Cycles. Write us today. En
close stamp for reply. Address
Lock Box 11 Trenton, Mich.
The Eye Doctor, V. H. Mew-
Born, O. D. of Kinston, will be
at Hamilton, Mon. & Tues. Sept.
"15 & 16" at the Darden Hotel;
at Roper Wed. & Thurs. Sept.
"17 & 18" at Hotel Roper; at
Plymouth Frid. &Sat. Sept. "22
& 23"Jat the Davis House; at
Williamston Wed. & Thurs. Sept.
"24 & 25" at the Atlantic Hotel;
at Robersonville, Frid. & Sat.
Sept. "26 & 27" at C. L. Can
non's Store; for the purpose of
examining the eye and fitting
The town should drain the pond
at the station, or have boats to
carry people across when the
as is the case in every
rainy spell as recently. A draw
bridge would be both attractive
and convenient, and those boys
who hang around the station and
ride every train out, could be ap
pointed keepers of the draw.
Evidently the police are afraid
they wilCcatch something—fever,
perhaps —so they never see any
thing needed to be done in that
important], direction. Only last
week, "a small boy barely escaped
being*crushed by the freight cars
he was*riding.|llf parents will
not.protectltheir boys, the police
WILLIAMSTON, N. C.. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26. 1913
Mrs. C. A. Jeffress, of Kinston,
and Frank S. Hassell, of Wilson,
were here Sunday to attend the
funeral of their uncle, Mr. Walter
W. H. Biggs and W. J. Whit
aker have been in Norfolk this
week on business.
J. H. Thrower spent Thursday
at home on business^
Misses Mary Dare Brown and
Emma Robertson left for Green
ville Wednesday and matriculat
ed Thursday at the East Carolina
L. L. Roberson was here from
Parmele this week on business.
Hon. J. B. Coffield, of Everetts
was in town Thursday.
Dr. J. S. Rhodes with Misses
Carrie Alexander and Annie Fa
gan and S. R. Biggs, motored to
Greenville Thursday afternoon.
Mrs. Clinton Mundy and child
ren, of Newark, N. J., are visit
ing their parents, Mr. & Mrs. G.
Mrs. G. L. Whitley, Jr., and
little son arc visiting relatives
Mrs. G. L. Whitley is at home
after a visit to New Jersey and
Joseph Smith, of Belhaven, has
been visiting Rev. and Mrs. J. T
Standford this week.
H. M. Buyras left for Raleigh
Mrs. F. Williams and little
daughter, Frances, left for Rich
Mrs. Helen Rhodes, B. S.
Maultsby and children left Mon
day for Montgomery, where they
will make their future home.
Charlie Moore, Sam Grist and
Enoch Simmons were here from
T. H. Pritchard, of Swansboro,
has been in town this week on
C. C. Fagan, Samuel Darden
and J. A. Getsinger have been
here from Dardens this week.
W. W. Ange, of Plymouth, has
been in town on business this
Mrs. W. Herbert Stallings left
Monday for Dunn, where she
wiJJ visit her mother.
Mrs. A. R. Dunning and little
daughter went to Robersonville
W. H. Sommers left for New
Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Boyle have
been here from Hamilton this
Miss Frances Knight spent the
week-end with Miss Velnaßlount
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Griffin,
who have been visiting relatives
in the county, returned to their
home in Elm City on Monday.
S. H. Hatton was here from
Windsor on Saturday.
Mrs. F. K. and Miss
Eva Wolfe have been visiting re
latives in Plymouth this week.
Mrs: J, G. Staton went to Nor
Miss Deborah Fleming was
hostess to the Club at her home
on Tuesday afternoon. Mrs. A.
T. Crawford was gladly welcom
ed fla a member, and Mrs. T.
Jerome and Miss Carrie Alexan
der were invited guests. The
books selected for the reading
during the winter, were distri
buted by the secretary and a de
licious salad course was served
is elegant style by the hostess.
The next meeting will be held
with Mrs. G. W. Hardison on
Death of Mr. Waher Hauell
At five o'clock Saturday morn
ing, September, 20th.. 1913, my
dear uncle, Walter Hassell, at
his house in Williamston, N. C.,
after an illness of many months
though only confined to the house
but a few days, and in the six
tieth year of his age, passed from
earth into eternity.
He was born in the house where
he died, October, 15th., 1853 and
was the youngest living child of
the late Elder C. B. and Martha
M. Hassell, being survived by an
only sister Mrs. William Slade
and a half brother Elder Sylves
ter Hassell both of Williamston,
N. C. He was married to . Miss
Frances Nicholls of Scotland
Neck, Halifax county, N. C., on
the 17th., day of September, 1873
which was a few days over forty
years of married life when he
passed away. Of their four
children, a daughter Mrs. F. W.
Hoyt and son C. B. Hassell sur
All his life since reaching his
majority he has been identified
with ihe business interests of
Williamston, being associated for
a number of years in the mercan
tile business with his father and
the late S. R. Biggs under the
firm name of C. B. Hassell&Co.,
and later associated with the late
John R. Rogers, as the firm of
Hassell & Rogers. For the past
twenty-five years or more he has
be*n a dealer in stock and all his
business transactions were noted
for honesty and square dealing.
No man ever lived who was a
more loyal son of the South. He
always had faith in her future
and had watched with pride the
development of his country from
Reconstruction days to the hour
of his death. It will always be a
cherished heritage that he lived
long enough to see a Southern
man President of the .United
States and in charge of affairs in
both Houses of Congress.
Though he never made any
profession of religion he was by
belief a Primitive Baptist, hav
ing never felt that he was good
enough to unite with the church,
yet no lingering doubt, no har
assing uncertainty prompted him
to inquire "if a man die shall he
live again?", but with a simple
and abiding trust in the saving
efficacy of Christ's blood and in
Christ as the first fruits of all
who sleep in him, death to him
was the gateway to an eternity
of rest, serenity and joy. His
purity of life and force of charac
ter were unquestioned and in his
private life he stood like a polish
ed shaft "Four-square to all the
winds that blow". Around his
home there perpetually shone an
aureola of love and joy, for with
wife and children and grand
children life was all sunshine and
to them he had consecrated his
The funeral service was con
ducted by Rev. M. E. Bethea on
Sunday afternoon at four o'clock
and interment was in the Baptist
The pall bearers were, Wheeler
Martin, J. D. Biggs, J. P. Simp-
W. Anderson, K. B.
Crawford, and W. T. Ward.
A Victim of Scarlet Fever
Ethel Harris, the ten-year old
child of Mrs. A. B. Ayers, died
at the home of her mother in
Bear Grass, on Wednesday morn
ing, September 24th. 1913. The
little girl had been a sufferer with
scarlet fever for several days,
but the severity of the attack
brought death despite the atten
tion of nurse and physician. An
other child in the family is ill
with the fever, but hopes of her
recovery are strong in the hearts
of loved ones.
Wednesday afternoon, the fun
eral services were conducted by
Elder John N. Rogerson, of the
Primitive Baptist Church, and
the interment was in the family
plot at the cemetery. Friends
and neighbors sympathize deeply
with the bereaved mother in her
Court is in session this week
for the trial of Civil cases only.
The entire Crininal Docket was
disposed of last week and the
following are the remainder of
the cases not published in the
last issue: _______
J. W. Murder. True
bill. Continued to Decomber
Term. Defendant permitted to
bail in sum of SI,OOO.
John Teel and Wheeler Moore.
Gambling. John Teel plead guil
ty. Jury find Moore not guilty.
Alton Stallings. Cruelty to
animals. Not guilty.
Gus Andrews. A. D. W. (guil
ty. Fined $25 and cost.
Will Falkland, John E. Evans
and Levi Jones. Affray. Guilty.
Judgment suspended upon de
fendant each paying 1-3 of cost.
John Woolard and Alonzo Hy
man. L. & R. Woolard plead
guilty. Jury find not guilty as
to Hyman. Prayer for judg
ment as to Woolardb continued
and Woolard put under charge of
his father to work out cost.
Found in the Canal
Sunday, Champ Clark, a color
ed man living in town, was bap
tized with several others, and
that afternoon it was seen that
his mind was not clear. Monday
he was seen on the road near
Hamilton and his hat was found
in the canal which runs just be
low the Whitley farm. Tuesday,
searchers found the body of the
man in the canal where it runs
through Whitley's farm. Dr. H.
B. York, Coroner, empanelled a
jury of six men and held an in
quest over the body. They de
cided that death came by drown
ing but cause unknown. Rober
son's body was taken in charge
by relatives and buried.
Anti-Hog Cholera Serum
The North Carolina Depart
ment of Agriculture has for the
past three years prepared and
distributed to the farmers of this
State anti-hog cholera serum at
cost of production.
This serum is used as a pre
ventive for hog cholera, and if
injected before the hogs show
any signs of cholera, it will pre
vent them from developing a
case oj cholera, even if they are
exposed. It is not claimed for
this serum that it will cure a case
of cholera, as it is a preventive
and not a curative measure.
We begun the preparation of
this serum in a very limited way
and have found that it has met
with uniformly good results. The
demand for it has continued to
increase until it was impossible
to meet the demands at the plant
where we first begun the work.
In order to be in position to meet
all demands made by the farmers
of this State for the serum, we
have built and equipped a large
new serum plant which will be
used exclusively for preparing
anti-hog cholera serum.
For full information and direc
tions for using this serum, apply
to the North Carolina Depart
ment of Agriculture, Raleigh, N.
B. B. Flowe,
Director, Veterinary Division.
With fame, in just porportion,
si.oo a Year in Adrance
The new Christian Church
building is going up very rapidly.
J. H. Roberson has nearly com
pleted his beautiful residence on
Mr. Wilson, of Duke, has ac
cepted a position with A. S. Rob
erson & Co.
Miss Pearl Robertson left Fri
day for the State Normal.
T. J. Roberson is erecting a
dwelling on Academy Street.
John Edmonson spent Sunday
' J. C. Smith attended court test
Mr. Brown, of Jamesville, h2B
accepted a position with J. T,
The new brick stores of J. H.
Roberson and Jenkins and Rober
son are going up rapidly.
The stork visited the home of
T. J. Roberson and left a baby
Mr. and Mrs. 0. M. Walker
and Wiley Rogerson motored to
Mrs. A. R. Dunning, of Will
iamston, spent Tuesday in town.
J. C. Smith went to Williams
A number of people attended
the millinery opening Tuesday
Mrs. S. Priddy, of Richmond,
is spending some time with her
husband who has been ill.
The debate which was schedul
ed to come off in Robersonville
on Tuesday night between Dr. J.
J. Tajlor and Rev. E. R. Israel,
of Ayden, N. C., did not take
place, Mr. Israel claiming that he
had been mislead as to the sub
ject to be discussed.
The town was full of people
anxious to hear the discussion,
and 1,500 to 2,000 people were
seated in the large auditorium
when the speakers arrived. It
was known, however, that the
Rev. Mr. Israel had backed out
before all the crowd had assem
At the appointed hour, the two
speakers mounted the platform
and Dr. Taylor announced the
subject, which was as follows*
"Resolved, That sprinkling or
pouring as well as immersion is
And after fully outlining the
agreement which was admitted
by the second of Mr. Israej| he
announced his readiness to begin.
Mr. Israel announced that as he
had been misinformed as tr> the
subject, he would not enter the
debate on such short notice.
It seems, however, that it all
worked out for the better, as Dr.
Taylor preached a strong sermon
on Christian unity, which eviden
tly pleased the entire congrega
tion and which would tend to
bring all Christian people togeth
er in the great mission they are
trying to fill.
Out in Kansas
Word comes from Kansas that
during the first six years of pro
hibition in that State, insanity
has decreased slightly over 16
per cent, or about about one in
six, as a direct result of the great
ly decreased use of alcohol in
all forms. General increased effi
ciency is claimed all along the
line, but it is very hard to deter
mine exactly the amount credita
ble to prohibition. Good for Kan
sas. Onr own statistical experi
ence satisfies us that Kansas is
not faking on us. Other states
will continue to "get wise" and
"get on the water wagon" from
time to time, and alcoholism,
like yellow fever and plague,
will become largely a matter of