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VOL XVIII. NO. 31.
JUDGE WHEDBEE PRE
SIDES OVER JUNE TERM
With Judge Harry Whedbee
of Greenville, presiding, the
June Term of Martin County Su
* perior Court convened Monday
at 10 o'clock. Judge Whedbee
addressed the Grand Jury giving
them proper, instructions as to
the duties incumbent upon them
in regard to the different crimes
which were being committed
throughout the country. Two
jurymen, Messrs. Eli Gurganus
and John E. Pope, who failed to
to appear on time, were fined
but after their excuses were
heard, the Judge ordered the
Clerk to strike it off the day's cal
endar. Solicitor Richard Alls
brooks appeared for the State,
and earnestly prosecuted the vi
olators of the law. Grover W.
Hardison was chosen foreman of
the Grand Jury, and with the
other seventeen men, did their
full duty in passing bills of in
dictment against law breakers
The following criminal cases
I were heard:
Roy Moore. Resisting officer.
Pleads* guilty. Charged with cost.
John Roberts, a d w. Pleads
guilty. Charged with cost.
R. H. Jackson, c c w. Pleads
guilty. Fined £SO and cost
J. Godard, Walter Barnes and
Joe Hardison. Bill waived.
Plead guilty. Made to pay $lO
for lost goods, and give bond for
good behavior for-two years.
Steven Staton.- Seduction.
Stricken from docket on pay
ment of cost.
Frank Armstrong and Alex.
Leary. a d w Armstrong pleads
guilty. Fined $25 and cost.
Defendant Leary not guilty.
Gus Albritton and Wiley Lanier
Affray. Plead guilty. Charged
Bruce Reason, Thos. Biggs and
H. J. Harding. Defendants!
Reason and Biggs not guilty.
Nol pros as to Harding.
Albert Roberson. Trespass.
Redmond Forbes. Bloomfield
Forman. a d w Guilty. Each
fined sf>o ar.d half of the cost.
Ishmael Hyman. a d w Guilty.
Judgement suspended upon pay
ment of cost, and continuing
good behavior for two years.
Ed Lillev. a d w. Guilty, fined
$25 and cost.
John D. Bailey. Seduction. En
ters plea of nolo contendre.
Charged with cost and S3OO for
benefit of prosecutrix.
Jesse Rogers. Forgery. Guilty.
Sentenced to Edgecombe roads
for one year.
Fenner Respass. c c w. Guilty.
Fined SSO and cost.
B. W. Forman cc w. Guiltv.
Fined SSO and cost.
Walter Forest. Trespass. Not
John Teel. Retailing. Pleads
John Teel. Housebreaking and
larceny. Pleads guilty. Judge
ment t hat defendant be confined
in State Prison for three years.
Claude Williams. Trespass.
Joe Wilson, N. S Godard, Eli
jah Brown and Val Teel. House
breaking and larceny. Not guilty.
W. H. Roberson. Illicit sale of
whiskey. Waives bill, pleads
guilty. Fined 8500 and cost and
placed under bond in sum of
81,000 for good behavior for two
- Turner Williams. Illicit selling
of whiskey. Waives bill, pleads
guilty. Fined required
to enter igto bond for appear
ance for good behavior for two
inoil 9SO&I lisffuq od ot
Germany And The Poles
When the victorious German
!army reached Poland, there were
wonderful reports of what the
Tuetonic Government would do
for the poor, oppressed Poles.
They fed the people on their
promises until many folks even
even in America thought that
Germany would liberate the
country and push it forward in
to a glorious.future. Now comes
reports thai 30,000 poles have
been hanged by these same
Germans, which is just another
act of murder that they are do
ing wherever they are dominant.
They would do the same thing
in the United States if they could
pass the English fleet and come
across: yet there are thousands
who are in sympathy with them
in everything they do. If some
people had lived in the time of
Christ, they would have hung a
cross of honor around the neck
of Judas on the night of the be
trayal. To quote another, "The
Kaiser has plunged the world
into the maddest orgy of blood
rapine and murder which history
records.'' and it is this same beast
that some people are in sympathy
with, and show it by their indif
ference to the call which has
been made by their country.
Any man or woman with such
feelings should leave these
shores and go to where the beast
lives: the air is too pure here for
WiU The Drought Be Felt
North Carolina is in the list of
"dry" states, which will be ef
fected by the recent law passed
by Congress, the workings of
which will begin with July. Al
ready notices have been given
that shipments of whiskey will
not be taken hv the express com
panies into Virginia, but will
North Carolina be affected? It
is said by some express agents
that they have had no instruc
tions debarring whiskey ship
ments. while others say that they
have been so instructed. Wj.ll
the law affect Williamston and
the section around it? From the
application of the law, it would
seem that certain places are a
law within themselves, and neith
er National or State laws applies
when whiskey is desired. From
certain signs, it looks like some
folks think that the "drought"
will begin in.July, for "prepared
ness" has been the watchword.
Failed To Stand Test
Among the eighteen North
Carolinians discharged from the
training gamp at Ft. Oglethorpe,
was Luke Lamb, of Williamston.
The final physical examination
found young Lamb nine pounds
too light, and that he had one
hand not strong enough to use
when protecting himself. It will
be remembered that when a
young boy, he accidently shot
himself through the hand, and
tho he uses it as well as if he had
not been hurt, the camp physic
ians found by means of an X-Ray
that the weakness of the muscles
was too great to stand the test.
Mr. Lamb was very anxious to
train and his discharge was a
great disappointment to him at
Paul Kitchin and N. A. Rid
dick, of Scotland Neck, were in
town Tuesday on business.
C. R. Swain, i s w and v s and
si. Waives bill. Pleads guilty.
Fined S2OO and cost and placed
under l)ond of SSOO for appear
ance at each term of court for
two years to show that he has
not sold liquors.
WILLIAMSTON, N. C., FRIDAY JUNE 22. 1917
TEN COUNTIES TO
So far ten counties have made
the appropriation necessary for
conducting a free anti-typhoid
campaign for their people this
summer These counties are
Caldwell. Columbus, Onslow,
Beaufort. Martin, Green. John
ston, including the City of
Raleigh, Surry and Orange
The counties first to complete
all plans and details for the work
of their campaigns are Caldwell
and Martin. Work will begin in
these counties early in July,
probably the first week. Dr. L.
H Coffy, county physician of
Caldwell, has accepted the re
sponsibility of gettiug the work
done, particularly the adminis
tering of the vaccine by physi
cians In Martin, every prac
ticing physician has signed a
contract with the State Board
agreeing to do their part of the
The greatest drawback to the
work as a whole, according to
Dr. T. M. Jordan who is State
director for the State Board of
Health of the anti-typhoid work,
is the scarcity of doctors to ad
minister the vaccine, but this is
due, thinks Dr. Jordan, to the fact
that physicians have not yet un
derstood the Board's plan of pro
cedure in doing this work, which
method, as explained by him,
works no hardships on the doc
tors of any county. The value
of this work of preventing so
costly a disease as typhoid can
not often be realized until it
either breaks out in epidemic
form or takes a number of val
uable citizens, each of which
meant more to the county than
the co3t of a dozen anti-typhoid
The average Martin County
farmer has buried himself in the
rut of growing what he is pleased
to term the "money crops"every
year. With these crops he banks
money, it is true, but he could
stofe up more cash, if he'd do a
bit of trucking in the spring. For
instance, strawberries are a pro- |
fltable crop, and need very little
attention, and a few rows would
bring a large per cent in profit. j
This year right in Williamston!
not a berry was to be had which
was raised in this vicinity. Peo
ple clamored for them, and the
local dealers got a few elsewhere.
Why the folks who have lands in [
plenty near town do no not plant'
for the home market, is a puzzle. (
Raspberries are splendid sellers, j
but not even one bush is given a 1
place in the corner of the fence j
on the broad acres surrounding l
the town. Such crops are neg-;
lected because people are too j
much interested in plantfng cot- j
ton and tobacco. This section, j
too, is fine for onions, and yet not I
one is raised for market except!
in the gardens of the town. There;
is, perhaps more money in onions j
than in any other crop. Men and |
women, too, have grown rich |
down in Texas, and the same
thing could happen right here in
Martin County, if the waste'
lands were utilized in the plant- j
ing of berries, onions, etc. The
farmer is too contented, and of
ten supplies little in the way of
vegetables for his own table. It
is a sad sight to see a farmer
come into town and buy melons
and cabbages to carry home, but
it is often the case. He should j
bring them here for sale instead
of buying them. Cultivate your (
waste for profit.
Memorandum Of Second Officers'
SECOND OFFICERS' TRAIN
ING CAMP.—Fort Oglethorpe
Georgia. August 27th to Novem
ber 27th, 1017—370 men to be
taken from North Carolina —Men
paid >KK).OO per month during
training, and uniforms and
transportation furnished bv the
Government. Men take oath of
enlistment for three months for
training at Camp and obligate
themselves to accept whatever
commission offered by the Secre
tary of War —Applicants between
20 years •> months and 44 years
may make application but men
over thirty one will have prefer
ence as it. is the desire of the
War Department to secure from
this second camp First Lieuten
ants, Captains, Majors, and a
few Lieut. Colonels. If there
are not enough men over 31
years of age who can qualify,
men within the draft age with
military experience or who have'
shown evidence of natural lead
ership will be accepted
- APPLICATION BLANKS-
These can be secured from R.
W. Glenn. Division Secretary,
Military Training Camps Assn.,
Greensboro. N. C., as soon as
issued by the Government. F"u 11
instructions as to medical exami
nation, etc., will be furnished
Applications will have to be
made between June 15th and July
15th it is hoped that men who
are accepted will be notified by
Aug, 10th in order to be ableto ar
range their affairs before leaving
th" l'7th of August.
R. W. Glenn.
Gave To Soldier Boys
Hon. Harry W. Stubbs, who
'. as in Goldsboro, two weeks ago
royally entertained th" William
iti you n. men who are at Camp
Roys'ter in training. Hepromis
«• I them when he left that later
ne would send them a sumptuous
dnner of chicken fried, Martin
• 'iiinty ham, biscuits.-'pickles,
etc. True to his word, be had
prepared a number of hams, :!1
[chickens, a bushel of biscuits and
other good things, and sent it all
ip to the boys, who shared it
v. ith'their company last Sunday
;t* the mess hour. It was a feast
j 'it for a king, for no where else
j do they grow such hams as those
in Martin County, and fried
chicken here would make the
chefs at the Waldorf-Astoria
turn green with envy. It is not
jto be wondered at that the em
bryonic soldiers from Martin
1 receive so much praise from their
I officers, when they have been
' fed on such food all their lives.
Such "eats" put the proper spirit
in a man.
Too Much Liberty Loan
As predicted, the Liberty Loan
j Bond was oversubscribed. At
i the last moment, the people of
I United States responded nobly
I and the sum of nearly three bil
: lions was reached. However,
| the government will narrow it
! down to the original two billions.
: There were over $50,000 worth
'of the bonds taken through the
banks here* and there should
have been more. The invest
-1 ment is good without the thought
of patriotism. Many could in
this way have shown that they
were with the country in its task
of waging war against a relent
less foe, when in no other way
could they have helped. It is a
cause for satisfaction to know
that thje people stood manfully
behind the leaders.
The Baptist Seaside Assembly I
Thousands of North Carolina
will gather at Wrightsville
Beach beginning June 27th for
the Assembly which has been
planned for a great work A
splendid program has been ar
ranged with eminent speakers
and the occasion promises to be
one of importance to tke Bap
tists in the State. A nulfPoer of
the Churches and Sunday Schools
have bought large quantities of
tickets for the Assembly, and
Secretary Walter Johnson is ask
ing others to release their pas
tors for one week and defray
their expenses to the Assembly.
The fare trom Williamston is
$5.50 round trip, and there
should be a goocj crowd from
this section. Anlong the promi
nent speakers will be Governor
Bickett, Dr. R. T. Vann, Dr. A.
T. Robertson. Rev. John Roach
Straton, Rev. H. M. Wharton,
Hon. John Oates, Dr. R. F. Y.
Pierce and B. D. Gray.
Liked Good Stationery
There has been an effort on
the part of papers, especially the
farm journals, to induce people
to use attractive stationery, and
many of the farmers and others,
too, have followed the lead, and
now it is not rare for the farm to
he given same appropriate name,
and the same to appear on letter
heads and envelopes. But it is
rather a strange thing for any
one to desire to use the stationery
of another firm, still it is done
some time for some person has
recently purloined a quantity of
handsome stationery from The
Enterprise office, no doubt, for
its attractiveness, as it was
printed in two colors, which Hp
pealed to the swiper's love for
the beautiful, perhaps ' If you
want business stationery, have it
printed exclusively ftfr vourelf,
as it is not the lawful thing t.
use another firm's letter head-;.
espeeial.lv if you have stolen
them. The loss is n only an
noying but expensive, consider
ing th-J-price of pa pec at the
Caplurcj At Hertford
Several weeks ago, John Teel,
the negro blind tiger, escaped
from Chief of Police Page, and
not until last week was he appre
hended and then at Hertford. It
is reported that Teel was _ here
several nights last week, having
been seen by different parties,
who failed to report hi-s presence
to the police Teel has been an
unsavory character about town
for several years, and his arrest
gave much satisfaction to the
law-abiding citizens of the com
munity. He was tried before
Judge Whedbee this week and
was sentenced to the Pen for
Richards The Magician
Friday and Saturday nights,
Richards, the magician with Miss
Williams gave an exhibition of
magic at the Opera House. - On
Friday night, the house was
crowded with eager spectators
who enjoyed the performance,
but Saturday night, the acts
were not so pleasing. Richards
with Mi»s Williams as subject
performed some acts rather
startling to the audience, for it
was impossible tp discover the
trick in it. Williamston people
are always interested in things
pertaining to magic, and men
versed in this art usually draw a
Miss Marv York left yesterday
for a visit to relatives in Norfolk.
Si.oo a Year in Advance
SHALL WE STILL
That the United States is at
war with the central powers of
Europe is a fact not to be disouted
j How long or how disastrous the
war will be cannot be determined.
That it must be fought to a suc
cessful finish is the aim of the
government. However, success
depends upon the attitude that
the people assume towards the
whole situation It does not de
pend solely upon the number of
enlisted men or their equipment
and lighting qualities there
must be full co operation of the
back-home folks, who are not
going to join the fighting ranks.
It is imperative that every man,
woman and child give something
to help; it mav be very little, but
if it is their best, it will be the
very thing needful, If thespirit
of patriotism is there, and that
means that all selfishness is up
rooted, then heart and hand will
respond to the call of the country
in this time of great need.
In other towns smaller than
Williamston, Red Cross workers
are more in number and the men
are actively engaged in assisting
in this, the greatest humane or
ganization in the world during
the time ol war-an organization
that knows no creed, race or nat
ionality in its dtsire to aid for
the relief of those who sutler.
Can we not do our bit by helping
the local Auxiliary ? Shall we go
on in our selfish pleasures and
disregard the cry of distress?
Are we to be excused from aid
ing, while others are working
[ 'lav and night all over this blessed
I land which we profess to love?
I Let us b»' Carolinians and help
win the fiurhL for democracy and
humanity which are in the balan
ces of the world.
i Hamilton Red Cross Auxiliary
June theith, a mass meeting
as held in the school auditorium
t'i organize a branch of the Red
Cross.- The women were very
enthusiastic and quickly thirty
names were enrolled: officers
elected, -Mrs. ). I'. I'oyle, Chm..
Mr-.. N. W. (iiiiw.->, Secretary,
Mis.- Jjillie Floyd, Treasurer. The
National Relief Fund of one hun
dred millions must be raised by
j the American people. North
Carolina and Martin County
must do their part. Soon some
of the boys from the State and
County will be lighting against
Cermany in France, and the peo
ple of Martin County have a
great opportunity to strike a blow
for liberty by giving for the Red
Cross work. It is no work of
charity, but simple duty We
must give our country the support
that the situation demands, and
to do so let every man, woman
and child in the county help by
doing their bit. The Secretary
has forwarded the sum of thirty
dollars to National Headquarters
at Washington City, and the wc- -
men of the town have banded
together to work for this great
cause. The lower floor of the
Masonic Hall will be used for the
workroom. No sum is too small
to help, and we must make our
Red Cross felt on every battle'
Mrs. N.'W. Crimes, S£c'f.
-». -, j '
The office force enjoyed some
fine peaches on Wednesday, the
gift of Mr. Asa J. Manning, who
owns a splendid orchard on his
place in East Williamston. The
fruit was delicious and the
thanks of'the force are extended
Mr. Manning, who knows how to
do the kind act. .0 :