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VOL. XV. NO. i
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 - Night 'phone 63
Win. B. Warren - J. S. 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. R. Dunning
Dunning & Smith
Attorneys-. -1- La w
Williamston, N. C.
Robersonville, N. C.
Barrous A. Critcher - Wheeler Martin
Wheeler Martin, Jr.
Martin & Critcher
Williamston - North Carolina
S. J. Everett
Greenville, N. C. - Williamston, N. C.
Greenville Long Distance Phone 338
S. A. NEWELL
Attorney at Law
Attorney at Law
Williamston - North Carolina
John E. Pope
Life, Fire. Health, Accident, Live Stock
Real Estate - Brokerage
Williamston - Nofth Carolina
Office on'.Main Street
7T T 0 U M A
Dry Goods, Notions
Ladies and Gents
W. L. Douglas Shoes
The fleet for Men, Women
Price* 62.50 to 68.00
To the People of Martin County
His Excellency, the Governor
of North Carolina, has set aside
the fifth and sixth days of Nov
ember for the working of the
public roads of the State, and we
hereby call the attention of all
citizens of Martin County, as well
as of the women and children, to
this red letter day, and express
the hope that they will zealously
respond to this call, and do all in
their power to make this much
needed work a success. Let the
people of all stations, high and
low, rich and poor, be moved by
the same spirit of patriotism and
working shoulder to shoulder,
unite their best efforts for the
common weal. It is fitting that
all participate; to all the benefit
will come. . -*s■'
And we, the Commissioners of
Martin County, in regular session
assembled, earnestly request that
the supervisors of the
townships in Martin County dis
tribute this literature among the
people, and insist on them to be
in readiness to respond to the
Governor's call and participate in
the great work.
John L. Croom,
B. L. Long, .
. V. R. Taylor,
W. M. Perry,
B. S. Cowing.
r C. Smith
To Leave Williamston
The announcement of the re
moval of the General Agency of
the Maryland Life Insurance
Company from Williamston to
Raleigh appears in this issue.
The office of the agency was es
tablished here in December 1911
under the supervision of Mr. B.
T. Cowper, whose untiring efforts
to advance the interest of the
Company, has worked out large
results. It is with genuine re
gret that the people of Williams
ton learn of the decision to re
move the office of the Company
t» Raleigh, that being a more
central point from which to oper
ate. Mr. Cowper's work in in
surance circles is of superior
character, and he has firmly es
tablished himself in the business
world. He will carry with him
wherever he goes, the confidence
and esteem of the people of Wil
liamston, among whom he has
lived for years. Any success
which may come to him, will be
The elections to decide whether
the Townships of Goose Nest and
Hamilton should get in the line
with the progressives of the
County, have been held and both
remain in the same condition as
before. The workers for good
roads in Goose Nest lost by 60
majority and in Hamilton
by only 2 votes. The latter was
so close that it seems that it
might have been overcome easily.
Both townships voted in the
early months of the year and the
progressive spirit lost then. The
election in Hamilton was a little
spirited as the good roads people
had prepared tickets, and the
antis had not. So it is reported
that the antis very coolly took
the ballots of the progressives,
boldly declaring that if they
Could not vote, the others should
not. However, the matter was
finally settled and the voting pro
ceeded with the above result.
"Henry, I believe you are like
all the men. When I give you
letters to mail you think it's a good
joke to carry them for days and
days in your pocket!"
■"Abigal, I give you my word I
mail every one of them.—even
tually. '' —Chicago Tribune.
I i. . . ~ — ——i. . -
WILLIAMSTON, N. C., FRIDA
Saturday night in Greenville,
George J. Dowell, son of Rev.
and Mrs. G. J. Dowell, while,
working as flagman for the N.
S. Railroad, had his left foot
mangled so that local physicians
amputated it as soon as possible.
The unfortunate young man was
taken to Rex Hospital, Raleigh,
where he is doing as well as
could be expected. His father,
brother and Miss Weaver, whose
approaching marriage to him has
just been announced, are at his
bedside. Friends here sympathize
deeply with him in his affliction.
Jells Sweetheart Of His Injuries
To suffer the agonies of having
a'foot crushed underneath the
heavy wheels of a freight car was
the fate of George James Dowell,
Jr., on last Saturday night at the
Norfolk Southern depot. Dowell
was a flagman on freight train
No. 94, and was at the time try
ing to perform his duty.
The train was doing some shift
ing on the local freight yard, and
Dowell was coupling the airbreaks
tube. He was down between two
oars when the engine struck one
end of the train. The shock was
so suden and unexpected that the
young man had no time to get
away, and in an effort to get from
between the cars his foot was run
The young man was at once re
moved to Dr. C. O.H. Laughing
house's office' where the entire
foot had to be ampntated. As
soon as he was from under the
influence of chloroform he asked
to be earned to a telephone. He
called over the ptyone his sweet
heart who lives in Raleigh and to
whom he is to be married in a few
weeks, and told her of the' sad
accident which had befallen him.
Not willing to trust it to another,
the young man, desiring to break
the sad news to his bride-to-be,
muttered the words while his
senses were almost taken from
him as he suffered the pain.—
I desire to publicly express my
heartfelt thanks for the love,
sympathy and acts of kindness
shown to me and family by
friends and neighbors, during the
few hours of illness and at the
death of my beloved son. In
these hours of sorrow, they help
ed to comfort me, and though
the years I shall remember.
Thad Roberson froS near
Williamston spent Tuesday night
Miss Fffie Williams came home
Saturday night. 1
Paul Edmonson left for his
home near Hassell Thursday.
Linwopd James spsnt Sunday
at his home near Conetoe.
Mrs. Mollie Riddick from Port
Nofolk is visiting relatives here.
Mrs, BgoJJTard returned home
Saturday from Washington,
where she spent the past week.
C. A. Trainham and Nicholas
Roberson spent the week in Rich
Mrs. T. A. Carson spent Satur
day with Mrs. R. L. Nelson.
A. N. Turner with Roy Meadow
were in town Wednesday night.
J. H. Roebuck went to Bethel
J. T. Stokes isjo Greenville now
Mrs. Beulah Mjzell with Miss
Malena Ward spent Sunday at
home. They areatt^ndingWash
ington Collegiate Institute.
Had Foot Cot Off
Card of Thanks
Mrs. J. L. Woolard.
OCTOBER 15, 1913
Oak City Items
Mrs. $. E. Hines, Misses Lila
Philpot|ind Lizzie Harrell attend
ed the show in Greenville last
The gin has been in full
running; operation for a week
S. G. House with his little son
and daughter, from Holly Hill, S.
C., is spinding some time at the
home of 'his mother.
Z. M. tVhitehurst was in town
W. E. Barrett has gone to Nor
folk for a few days.
Claude Roebuck spent Saturday
and Sunday at his mother's home.
Miss Nannie House spent the
week-end at Stokes.
Misses Ruby Edmonson, Lilly
Floyd and Annie Jones motored
over with Charley Perkins from
Misses Mary and Melissa
Worseley went to Scotland Neck
Mrs. S. L. Strickland, of Scot
land Neck, is spending some
time at the home of J. L. Long.
Mr. Crisp preached here last
Sunday, instead of the first Sun
day as usual.
Lionel Perkins was in town
The election held on Oct. Bth.
to decide for or against road
bonds resulted in 60 majority
against good roads.
Big Sales of Leaf
Sata* fl teaf tobacco in North
Carolina for the month of Sep
tember broke all previous records.
The report shows that there were
47,344,930 pounds sold for ap
proximately $10,000,000. Some
markets failed to report in time,
and the sales are therefore much
larger than the amount sent in.
In the list of markets report
ing September sales, Williamston
is number seventeen with a total
of 675,831, and Robensonville
number twenty-four with 441,196
pounds. These figures make the
Martin County markets show up
splendidly for the month, and the
averages have been high. There
is yet plenty of the weed to be
sold later and the finals will show
an increased number of pounds
above that for several years.
The County Association for
white teachers will have its first
meeting for the school year, at
the Gradetj School building in
Williamston, Saturday Oct. 18th,
at 1 o'clock, P. M.
All teachers in the schools of
the County are requested to be
present as the law makes their
R. J. PEEL, Supt.
Gold Point Items
Miss Reba Gray, of Pitt County,
is spending some time with Miss
Miss Susie Everett was the
guest Sunday of Miss Effie Will
Mr. Joseph M. Guilford died
last Thursday morning. He had
passed his three score and ten
years, and was a brave Confed
erate soldier and fought in the
battle of Gettysburg. His father
was a Revolutionary soldier.. The
interment took place in the ceme
tery at Robersonville.
Our farmers are busy digging
peanuts, but have been delayed
by the recent rams.
The show which was here a
few days ago was greatly enjoy
ed by the young people.
, Mrs. J. P. Boyle entertained at
luncheon on Wednesday in honor
of Mrs. W. T. Grimes.
Rev. J. T. Stand ford is holding
a serias of meetings here this
B. B. Sherrod with his family
motored to Scotland Neck last
Mrs. T. B. Slade has returned
from an extended trip to Warren
ton and Suffolk. ,
Mrs. J. P. Boyle has returned
from Philadelphia where she at
tended the marriage of*her son,
Mr. Ralph Watkins, to Miss Ber
Mrs. P, L. Salsbury is in Scot
land Neck attending the Roanoke
Miss Delia Purvis is visiting
her sister in Norfolk.
Miss Sattertwaite, of Pactolus,
is visiting Mrs. John Davenport.
Eld ward Council, of Morehead
City, spent several days in town
Mr. and Mrs. Arrington Kitc
hin spent Monday in town.
Mrs. Nana Brown, who has
been quite sick at the home of
her brother, Dr. M. I. Fleming,
was well enough to return to her
home in Greenville Sunday.
Mrs. J. B. Williams and little
daughter have returned from a
visit to Norfolk.
Mrs. W. T. Grimes, of Balti
more, is visiting her parents.
Her old friends are always glad
to welcome her back to Hamilton.
Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Haislip
spent Sunday near Oak City. :
Der Deutscher Klatsch
The German Club having been
organized for this year, met for
the first time with Leroy Ander
son on Tuesday evening Oct. 7.,
1913. The meeting consisted of
electing offifers and making plans
for the following meetings. The
tenth grade were admitted to
membership as they are studying
German this year making the
total membership of fifteen.
Having reelected the officers
of last year, Leroy Anderson as
President and Frances Knight as
Secretary the meeting adjourned
to meet next with Miss Laurie
Ellison Tuesday Oct. 14, 1913.
This meeting also proved very
beneficial as well as interesting
as all the members had composi
tions written in German. After
refreshments were served the
meeting adjourned to meet next
with Miss Ellie Wynne Oct. 21.
The number of bales of cotton
ginned in the State prior to Sep
tember 25th. this year was 49,952,
while for the corresponding time
last year there were 101,683 bales
ginned. Martin County only
ginned 150 up to that date against
867 for last year. These figures
are culled from the report of the
Department of Commerce at
Washington City. The lateness
of the crop produced this differ
ence in the number of bales.
Notice of Ownership, Etc.
Complying with an Act of Con
gress requiring a published state
ment of the ownership, etc., of
the newspapers in the United
States in April and October of
each year, this is to certify that,
I, William C. Manning am the
editor, owner and publisher of
THE ENTERPRISE, a weekly news
paper published in Williamston,
N. C. •
WM. C. MANNING.
si.oo a Year in Advance
Average Value of Farms
S. H. Hobbs, a member* of the
committee on Rural Credits, has
compiled a table showing the per
centage of mortgages, valuation of
farms, etc., in North Carolina.
He states that the average per
cent of mortgaged indebtness to
value of land and buildings of
home-owned farms in the United
States is 27.3, and that in North
Carolina is 23.2.
There are 1,190 farms in Mar
tin County valued at $573,937.
Of this number, 367 farms are
mortgaged for $170,875, the
average arrtbunt of mortgage be
ing $465.60. This leaves 823
farms and the
average per cent of mortgages to
total valuation is 29.8. The high
est per cent is found in Onslow—
-33.3, and Bertie comes next with
32.7. There are only five coun
ties with a valuation over one
million —Brunswick, Davidson,
Johnson, Mecklenburg and Pitt.
We have received the Prize
List of the First Annual Exhibit
of the Edgecombe Fair Associa
tion, to be held in Tarboro, Nov
ember sth. f>th. and 7th, 1913.
B. F. Shelton is President, and
Thos. B. Jacocks, Secretary and
Treasurer. The premiums offer
ed are attractive, and the races
have been arranged with purses
large enough to secure excellent
entries. The Live Stock Depart
ment will appeal to farmers
throughout this section, and it is
expected that an excellent show
ing will be made in this line.
This Fair might interest Martin
County farmers who breed fine
stock and poultry. There is some
excellent stock in this section, f
and why not exhibit it and secure
a prize and at the same time ad
vertise the home breeders? Write
for a premium list.
The value"of the bulldog lies in
his grit,/npt in his looks. When
once hytacklesanything, he nev
er let/go. This is what makes
him useful to society, There's
any number of men in the world
who would be a lot more valuable
if they had more of the bulldog
in their makeup. They need to
learn that the chin wasn't made
entirely to talk with. They want
to get out of the habit of howling
when they're stepped on, and
learn to take punishment and
come back for more. They want
to get into the bulldog notion of
thinking, so that, once they get
their teeth into anything, they'll
hang on till they're pried off. —
0. C. Miller.
Among all the \frild beasts that
roam the confines of civilization,
the beautiful woman who is sel
fish in the most fearsome.
All of us, in our speculative
moments, have felt inclined to
tinker with the universe and get
it better adjusted to our ideas of
what ought to be; and I have fan
cied that, if there be a screw loose
anywhere in the great scheme of
things, it is that adorable women
are not always good; and it has
seemed to me that if I had been
arranging things I would have
made the repellent women bad
and the attractive ones great and
noble; for, if for no other reason,
it is Jhe charming women who
win husbands most easily, exer
cise the most powerful attracting
power dver the'males, and hence
do most towards determining the
future of the race.
But the pretty minxes are not
the best women as a rule.
So I suppose the next best thing
wexian do is to segregate them,
banish them all, say, to Peru, and
leave among us only the unpre
(And what a passenger business
the Panama Canal would do