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£_ DANCE TONIGHT
Everybody Invited to Attend Dances
of Yesteryear at Roanoke
_The last square dance we can re
' call was one held in the Masonic Hall,
when Mr. Louis Peel, of Grifflna Town
ship, prompted or led in the affair.
Just how low ago that was, we can't
exactly say, but it has been several
years. Though it has been a long
time, we can remember how enjoyable
> it was to all those who took part and
to those who witnessed it.
Tonight the management of the Ro
anoke Tobacco Warehouse will give
one of the same dances that was held
here years ago, and it will be free to
everybody. If you can play a fiddle,
banjo, or what not, you are invitod;
if you can't play, you are invited; if
you dance, you are invited; if you
can't dance, you are invited; in fact,
everybody is invited to come to Wil
liamaton tonight and have a general
big time. It will cost you nothing,
and we feel sure that you will enjoy
One of the string bands that per
formed at the fiddlers' convention here
a few days ago will be here, and many
fiddlers besides, will eome to play for
the dance. The management says they
are inylting every fiddler possible in
order that some can play a while and
then dance while the othea, play.
The modern dance will have no part
whatever, the floor being thrown open
to the old-fashioned square dance a
The dance is free to all, and every
body is invited.
FIREMEN TO MEET
Representatives Will Be Selected to
Attend Get-Together Meeting
In Washington Monday
Than** til*. A®twt 27, all fir*,
the town a** *ST>»adl»>d to at
tend a meting of the local fin com
pany at • o'clock. At this meeting
representatives will be selected who
will represent the local company at a
fire department meeting in Washing
ton next Monday night
A representative of the Waahington
Fire Department was here last Satur
day making arrangements for the
meeting and inviting all of our fire
men to attend.
The meeting is a get-acquainted af
fair and is being staged by the Wash
ington Fire Department for the pur
pose of bettering present fire-prevent
ive methods. There will be drills and
other methods of fighting Area that
will be of much interest to our local
firemen as well as beneficial to them.
The meeting to be held in Washing
ton will be at the fire department
headquarters on Market Street.
Memorial to Bryan
Philadelphia, Aug. 28.—The Phila
delphia Record tomorrow Will take the
initiative in f ormi ng W Wtnnu ttee to
finance and erect a national memor
ial to William Jennings Bryan. Tb«
Record solicits the support of citizens
and newspapers throughout the nation
and names as the prospective chair
man of the committee Josephus Dan
idls publisher of the Raleigh News
and Observer, secretary of the navy
in President Wilson's cabinet, and a
firm friend of the great commoner.
Leaves for PortaMoath
MB. and Mrs. B. S. Courtney and
daughter, Miss Miriam left this
morning for Portsmouth, Va. to viait
relatives for a few days.
. Fola Negri in
"Lily of the Dust"
-A First National At
The Silent Watcher*
Glynn Hunter, Bes
sie Love and Hobart
Don't forget the
$2.50 Gold Piece to
be giyen away on
To Begin Meeting At Jamesville Sunday Night
Rev. W. L. STKAUU of Kinnton, who will hold a meeting at the Jamesville
t'hristian church next week, beginning Sunday night August 30. 'Mr. W.
J. B. Burris of Plymouth will conduct the song service at this meeting.
RYE BEST CROP
FOR POOR MAN
Mr. Louis T. Uolhday Says Actual
Tests Show Value of Kye as
That rye is the best poor man's
crop in North Carolina was the State
ment made recently by Mr. Louis T.
Hoiliday, a farmer living on the Wil
Mr. Hoiliday says that in actual
tests he has found tliat he makes good
tobacco following rye, and fails on
the same land under the same condi
tions, when there was no rye, being
able to tell to the very row.
Mr. Hoiliday says tliat good farm
ing means the laud £et» Lou fkh for
toha—e. causing diaaaaa and rough,
(pan* flhrw. That under the old idea
that you oould not plant tobacco twice
in a place it waa hard to get a good
crop of tobacco because the land was
too rich. He says the thing to do is
to get your best tobacco land and
continue to plant the same land, which
can be done year after year if sowed
down in rye in the early fall.
Mr. Hoiliday further slates that you
must not let the rye grow too late in
the spring. If it does, insects will
destroy the tobacco. He says cut it
in the land with discs and plow cer
tainly by the first of April. If al
lowed to stay later certain insects will
depfegtf£veggs on the growing rye and
produce a worm that will destroy the
Another value from the rye is the
grazing for all the farm stock, from
chickens to the horse. Abruzzi rye is
regarded as the best variety to plant.
Sandy Ridge Local
and Personal News
We are sorry to know that Mrs.
Noah Roberson is on the sick list this
Mr. J. W. Hopkins and pisses
Marie Riddick, Blanch Hopkins and
Coralie Peed attended the services at
Smithwick's Creek Sunday.
Misses Blanch Hopkins, Carolia l'eed
and Marie Riddick motored to James
ville Sunday afternooh.
Misses Delia and Christine Hodges
visited Miss Louise Godard last week.
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Askew of
Jamesville attended the Services at
Riddick's Grove Sunday.
We are sorry to learn that Mrs. W.
L Manning is on the sick list this
While riding Sunday afternoon
Messrs. J. B. Lanier, J. S. Hudson and
Allen Peel ran over a snake. They
stopped to see what kind of snake
it was and found it to bea rattlei
with eight rattles and a button. Thi
snake was a curiosity to the com
munity as there are not very manj
such snakes around here. He measurec
three feet in length.
Mr. and Mrs. O. S. Green and Mini
Lurenia Hopkins attended services a'
Smithwick's Creew Sunday.
Mr. Dan Jones attended services at
Riddick's Grove Sunday.
Miss Louailie Riddick and Mr. Ber
Andrews of Williamston attended th
ctttteir stew Bt W. L. Jones' tobaec
barn last Wednesday night.
Mr. A. W. Hardison gave a barbe
cue dinner Saturday to his neighbors
celebrating th* last curing of his to
bacco. All those Tn attendance report
ed a splendid time.
Miss Maggie Cherry and Mr. A .W
Hardison motored to Riverside Pari
Sunday afternoon. \
Miss Thelma Hopkins and Mrs. J
ESd Pate motored to Riverside Pari
We are sorry to hear that Mr. Jo
L. Coltrain is ill with diptheria but i
Williamston, Martin County, North Carolina, Tuesday, Any;ust 2.\ 1925
MANY FEATURES IN
| TOBACCO EDITION
T« Contain Many Articles of Interest
To People of Thin Section;
Also Features Hollar Day
The first pages of the Tobacco-lJol
lar Day Edition of this paper will go
to press tonight. While there will not
be so many pages in this edition, there
is much work behind it, and it will
be one of much interest to the people
of this section. In featuring the Wil
liamston tobacco market, Mr. W. T.
Medawos has come to our assistance,
and he assures us a review of the Wil
liamson market. Mr. Meadows has
been\>n the Williamston market sinco
it wais organised some 20 years ago,
i and is still a live buyer for the Ex-
I port TOUMCO CO. Other faatncfp will
i be found in this of the paper.
I Each warehouseman ha* & statement
i in there, and a write-up furnished by
i the local chamber of commerce, wiU
I also be found there. All statements
i will be interesting and carry the sane
I tion of a guarantee.
The dollar-day section will be very
i outstanding in that it has the backing
i of the leading merchants of the town
I and they are preparing for the event
in no small way. Practically every
merchant, of the town will be on the
list, und they are working hard now
1 that it might be a real success. Our
I merchants are receiving shipments of
! goods daily now, and are in a position j
to offer seasonable merchandise and
i extremely low prices. Watch for dol
> lar day announcements.
i Several feature articles, such as a
. review of Martin County taxes, an
early history of Williamston, opening
of schools, etc., will be found in this
tion will be distributed persoiially a-
I edition. A large number of this edi
long with 2,000 premium lists of the
. Roanoke Fair Association,
i .He sure that you get a copy of this
adition, for it will carry the features
i uf this section that will be of much
I interest to you.
i Jamesville Defeats
Gold Point 10 to 0
i The Jamesville base ball team re
. turned a long-scheduled game with
I Gold Point last Saturday. K. Grimes
t started the game for Gold Point, but
was relieved by Taylor, who pitched
• a good brand of ball until the seventh
J inning when he was replaced by P.
| Johnson. The Pointers intended to
> give evecyone a try out at the mound.
1 The las£' man to face the heavy hit-
Y ting Jpmesville team was the third
s baseman, who pitched a successful
r inning of ball.
e Gardner started on the mound for
- Jamesville and he held the Pointers to
y two hits throughout the game.
i The heavy hitting of J. Brown, H.
Gardner and B. I.illey featured the
t Gardner's pitching backed by his
mates prevented a single score for the
t pointers and resulted in a 10 to 1, af
fair in favor of Jamesville.
•l ~ "——•— ]
Here from Poratmouth
- Mr. Min,- JUJX~Xhrower_and
little son Joe. jr., Mr. Gus Robertson
i- and Miss Virginia Robertson motor
'i ed here from Portsmouth, Va. Sun
>- day to visit relatives. Mrs. Thrower
and little son will spend some time.
f. some better, we are glad to say, at
k this time.
Mr. D. Lilley had quite a large num-
F. bar of friends and relatives to spend
k Sunday afternoon with him.
Mr. and Mrs. D. Lilley and family
« attended services at Riddick's Grove
OF PARMELE DEAl>j
Mr. 11. F. Ward Succumbs to Long
illness Last Wednesday; Funeral
(Special to The Enterprise)
Parmele, Aug. 21.—Funeral .Ol vices
for Mr. 11. F. Ward who died Wednes
day morning, August 12, at, 3:20
o'clock, at his home here, were con
ducted Thursday afternoon by Kev. J.
T. Wild man,- pastor of the
inn Church and a very close friend of
the family. Interment was made in
the family burying ground ai the home
of Mr. L .L. Ward, of I'itt County,
Bethel Township. He had been in
failing .hcallh since'the latter part of
Mr. 11 F. Ward, the last of the L.
L. Ward, sr., family, son 01 Luke La
fayeite Ward,, sr., and Maliala l-eg
nett Ward, was born 72 years ago last
November 9. onlthe Ward plantation,
on which he was nuried. When he left
there, he purchased a farm in another
section of Bethel Township. There he
lived until 1012, when he purchased
his'home here, wlteri he and bis fam
ily have been livmg since. For a
nuinber of years he was a member of
the Methodist-Episcopal Church of
lie leaves to survive him his wife,
Mrs. Julie U, Ward, one son, J. M.
Ward, of Mount Airy, eight daugh
ters, Mrs. 11. W. Brown, Mrs. L. L.
Ward, and Mrs. J. W. Taylor, of near
Bethel; Mrs". ,G. C.-James, Mrs. N. O.
Van Nortwick, Mrs. Malena Ward
Trainham, and Miss Bertha Ward, of
this place; Mrs. J. W. Kfcldick, of
Fountain; and 27 grandchildren and
.1 great grandchildren.
His six sons-in-law were actual pall
bearers, while eight of his grandson
1 acted as honorary pallbearers. The
great number of people present for the
funeral and the number of floral de
signs, which were very heauiiful, at
-1 tested the high esteem in which l»
• was held in this community.
DO AND DO NO'i'S
| WITH COVERCROPS
' Hye Planted Too Early Invite* In
sects; Around September 10
Is A Good Time to Sow
Judging from inquiries about sow
ing cover crops, we farmers are now
in a sowing tuood, but one thing we
don't wjknt to forget is that rye sown
before Septembers very likely to be
a total loss. September 10 is plenty
early to begin sowing rye.
Hye as a stimulant crop 011 tobac-
I co lands is fine as can lie, but, should
not, under any circumstances, be
sown before October 1. October 15 is
better. Why? Sown laie'no insect life
_ is attracted to the rye fields. The rye
cover crop should he thoroughly disk
ed, bar l owed and turned in by March
10 next spring. Keep the stock off the
fields when the sufl is wet, grazing
j when the land i'a wet totally unfits
the soil for quick growing crops.
Abruzzi rye and crimson clover for
| fall and winter grazing are not ex
" cettcd and Ttrr ncH? td these plants
will furnish more graing here in Die
Coastal Plain than any we know.
Sow in Seplember 1 1-2 bushels of
Bye and 20 pounds of crimson clover
| per acre. Well prepared soil, lime,-fer
tilizer and innoculation for the clover
are requirements thai must not be
Sow the rye and disk in, runalevel
J ing harrow. Then sow the clover and
■ harrow, brush or roll in.
Wheat is a splendid growing crop.
' Sown with clover it makes a fine hay
' crop. The smooth head varieties are
preferable for hay. Around October
]| 10 to 16 is the best time to sow
J wheat. Thorough preparation is a
I prerequisite to good stands and crops.
Prepare the soil well and let time and
r rain settle it and be practically sure
,of success. —J. L. HolliOfcy.
a Condemned Couple
Cannot Say Goodbye
e Budapest, Hungary Aug. 23—With
- five minutes to say goodbye before
their death, allowed by the court,
Mitzi Lederer and her husband Gus
tav, former lieutenant, choking with
n unable, to say a single word." Tbsy
■- had been convicted of the murder of
1- the owner of a sausage factory,
r Franz Kudelka, who was visiting the
couple in a suburb of Budapest.
The two embraced in a final meet
it ing while the presiding judge held a
1- "You have five minutes," he said,
d "four, three, two, one, and now no
more time to»*bid each other good
e The man and his wife- were parted
and immediately executed.
Leading Singing at Jlariilton's Union Revival
the above face will look familiar to »tn I rtuler.s ami tlivv will he glad to
know that he, Mr. .1. t'. I'out on, will have charge ol the singing at Ham
ilton's Union revival. " i-
MAKE FAST START".
Sou ill (arulhiiaiiH Deliver 3,(100,0(10.
Pounds to Association \\ arehoiiHOH 4
W it Inn 'fwo \\ ecks
The Tobacco Grower.. • Cooperative
Association is breaking all past rec
owls for early receipts of the S>ui h j
Carolina tobacco crop. Deliveries to
'l\" cooperative lloors . have
come close to the> half million pound
mark daily and have already passed a
tulai of three million pounds wiibinj
less than two weeks since the opening!
or the-ui. relation's warehouses.
The clanior of the out. ,'.«r n> oinei
iijto the cooperative (old has contin-1
ueil to-increase, hih| there appears to I
Ho litrlf itnntjr that if-the lOnmsfiOfwj
should open is books at this time its
membership could be enlarged by sev-|
oral thousand tobacco farmers. On]
Hie other hand a special' opportunity'
was given to all-South Caroling to
bacco growers to join lhe usaociat ron
lust month during a campaign for new
'member* and the old members have
expressed- their wishes to keep the
books closed from now on for the
present season. The directors have
completely respected the wished of the
membership which wtjre nisi forth in
ii i ent. meeting,;. The result has l>yn
tlmt Stmt h
ed - sign the marketing -contract foi
this year's crop, when the opportunity
was open lust month base already be.
gun to sign up for the t-ea-on of I tt-ti.
. The 05 pet cem cash advance being
paid on the association Moors con.;
Tiuues to deligHTiTßtT member.. 7»ud 10
attract''outsiders because it compares
very favorably with the prices upon
the auction floors and gives the to-
Imcco coops assurance thai they will
receive more money front orderly
sales of their tobacco at u si-uson when
they are most in need oflcush.
Enthusiasm and loyalty for the a,s i
s'ociation is strong in the old belt, of
North Carolina, according to the re
sults of two large mass meetings of I
growers in Oxford and Koxboro last
week where the members present
pledged full delivery of Ibis season'
crop to the market wig association.
In. Virginia, delegates from all the
counties of the dark-fired district met
last week in Farmville and expressed
themselves as ready, to make plans
for another five-year sign up of the
dark tobacco crop in their State.
The South Carolina co-ops are mak
ing a good start towards their object
ive of 28,000,000 pounds deliveries to
the association this season, and if the
present receipts and enthusiasm fot
the association' are any., indication,
they will pass their Koal before the
present season clones.
Process in County
If present arrangements are ii#t al
tered, there will be four revivals in
the county next Sunday. Meetings are
being held in Everetts, Hamilton, anJ
at Kiddick's Grove now, and a .fourth
will begin next Sunday night when
Mr. W. L. Straub, of KinstOn will go
to Jamesville to preach.
Reports reaching our office state
that large crowds are attending the
meetings at each place. •
TWO LAMIMAUKS !
| Klilc!' i\ It. 11 «iß>cll Hume riac»' «iud
4—— Ja.iu.c?i JUjdßMo«>te
lii'iitK L»>iii IK»*n
.iwo •or SX rthrt tris-trtn mTf-frmrh 11 ; irk -
Jaii* ifiuovni limbi.s Itavi* ul
i u any bcrii piuctM lot ilu- removal ol
ij (iio luhiur C. I>. Ita «'ii hotijo ou Mum
' ..tiUOt- # *.... .M*
| I'di more tliun tluee-quar'rrs ol a
, n'ntury it has been imiutl u.s a "muiit'l j
jit'Mdum'c. It was - built by buti lute I
I kUiv C. li. ilu.sMill ill 18-17. .
Hit; timbers wi re- tin; Lift >jriiun,j
i uiitl 1 the workunuisiiip, . by hapu,
viiu4.V,.\ any of the moiji ui work. The'
iliiat roof, f Hoauoke BUei
shlUtfte?,' lusted "Jbi* nture 4»ui ~u i
■ j yeai befove it was ti| laced
Klilur 0. li, Ha r«nileiJ
i until ins dial It, ail>- which th« i
we re Imunht uf hiji
youngest fin- * yidet
i . 11, anil the l ilr Wal r Hassi
vl'lie home i, now occujiitfu by
i V\ a I lei Maxell, .mil will be nto\
! Church .Street ami .till u.seil an a
i I lie old Jnnir.s Edwin Moore
i on I lie cornel ol Main and Washwg
i ton SlTeels 1.-, al -o bfing torn down to
i v;ue pluto lot. a Idling .station, lliis
- if" 1 ! 1 ' w-'-- budl by Jellies Kdwin Moure
'about-on j i af. a,-.", and was oc.cu|iiel
1 "ny- In mi until lu« death ill 181>8. It was
i ejiaii I'd and indulged by Via- willow
■ Uw >i'al.i ago.
I (to nitmuiry 01. these, two oltl land
■marks will linger long with the \\ il •
I* 'l'laiTir'.f i'ii jll r l not :!n--much l»«i!»ut-u. -
> ol -their architectural beauty u.s from
i Ihe fact that they were the honied of"
■ two of the leading citizens ol'-our
Kldi-i liii ell »a not oldy a preach"-
i i r ol' ability, standing, out prominently
,iiM111u the leading Primitive IJapti»st
,ireiu-liers ofrNortU Ameeiija, but a
:j. tateinati ol' no mean ability. A line,
.I peaker and a wide thinker. He was|
f j elected Uea.-uiei id Martin County for
t fvrral tnmTir soufr after tin 1 Civil War,
tual'-o a ilelegate tb the loiislituliunat
s : convention" of lK7t», which did many
I good things for our State government.
>. One ol' Hie hiiTst crucial campaign* _
t that be ever entered .into was won not
I only fur iiimsell', but many other olfl
ri Hers l wen' elected' because-of a large
a vote carried 'by hint in Goose Neat
Township hy a of lie
- groes, members of liltchurch afCopo
- ho, near the presett town of Oak
ii City. It was a custom at that time
e all through the South for negroes to
i bi: r members of the same church that
i, their former masters were. These ne
e does refused to bow tn"poHttcalJead
*-rs T but rather chose to confide in and
do honor to Brother Hassell, because
- of their faith hi his honesty.
Prior to the Civil War Elder Hassell j
7 had held the iirlpottanl poikion of]
clerk of the court'of pleas and rjuarter
,• sessions of Martin County.
In James Edwin Moore, perhaps
Martin County claims its greatest law
? yer, living or itwd. In politics he was
n failure. 4t is said of him that he
was too honest. A fine example for
o a community—an example that would
cheer us now.
_ - ■, t ' t
e .'.i j
ie Mr. C. C. Ware of Wilson is, in the
county this week.
4 . *
ADVERTISERS WILL FIND OUR
COLUMNS A LATCHKEY TO 1600
HOMES OF MARTIN COUNT}
FATAL SHOOTING IN
Kaymond L. Spruill Spools Raymond
Spruill,. Colored, lollowing Dis
pute Over Lund
Raymond I. riptuili, of Windsor,
>tu>i iniii killed Stuart \V iuston, a ne
■ r.i.^.i i 11 1«> lat.er'.- home Friday evpn
iiig of Iweek
harly-in ihe day the two had a ilis
'court o.yci ..,otne Laud control
" Hu-ii Win-ton won tho suit'.
- I i „i -villi 11 pruill and- ' -
■ > ifiiii-.i _ in , : no harm wa.s
• paiuted them.
I in- f»loi;.| inn,i uent home, and
S|l| L.! I j. iU'lit l, II liiime and got a
*• of the ue
iHIL - : i>ull mm (foi'v.' He *ater
> l -it hut f uled 'o And
•»i'."«in. I. itfli in the after
.v" iij.ll ug,i:u .weflkto look for
liiiuu,' MTIH in hi* hack .
• in' shot him dtywn with
—'l'm- ii.l ii v\ i■ i untW'll to ihe V\a.-li-
IHKIOII 11,, jiK.d hut died in a few
Sp'i uili l ushed to u Norfolk hospij
'■il tor treatment, Inn. Ms arrested by
Niuiulk polio.- .ui'l held waiting the
iii rival of Sherill Cooper, of I'.ertie. •
Spruill i•• well Connected, being a
hiembei o inijr of■ the best families in
lieitto County. Ite married a k(a
hitzt'iuuti' oi i\ iiiiUor. '.
VV inston w ot the
• "■si. iionoiahio uigiueo in iierlio -
i,li|LUiv iilD tNDEK
I- l oiI,III ny I meivpa Utilcei; Llait-
UJIHu —*-U+i—l. tiled. \\ ull .Umm. . ...
Millie U Ills key. •
V j,,vw i ,llM'| Ul
U.ui.i >K|U'ui »4i liio aUUlUli&UclUull Ub
j ut>kij ohhial, uuv his experience al
i, ut«'i"p> ta.-.i V\cuueoUay was a rather
v uujuc ami uii-uoual one:
\y>nyu\i i»> itic name ot Liourgiaua
\ »iu *» : 1 wincey ill her cui.o,
I'tii ti'c wa»s unable lu caich>her Willi -
' been I old b> a colored buy
liilr. WCViv LiUil wo uuU pUfcha.ied h
iioiu lieoigiana h* al .unco bc
», u'rcTt a rarvh vvttt-f-tti 11 • a.i ul ptuceeded
i hai a'liiicU ii lu.-, auehuon anu men
it was thai lie lulu tho wotjUlii lu
14ivy bun ihe whihkey bheJj&U, jjhJier* »'
j»♦*■! M»A } WUUU ftlic at lirbt deiuod, but
lipoii 'her' person" he Jouttd -
i.' hali gUllon jug ol' coin lajuur »üb-r
Im iiilutl froin a cunl or bell aruuud her
v\ a» underitouth her clotlie.s.
(«i Vines- was uiTder
arrest ami was tried here yesterday
i.HHiiiiig hr'iiflt? Keconiet 1 tardisuii.
iat buro Suuiherner.
I lie Uoa'nokc Tobacco Warehouse
(,'u. is adding to tho Uoanoke Ware
hou.ie this week a grading; and truck
room. The partition that cuts otl sey
eral feet from the muin lloor will be
lemoved to allow moore room for to
liucco. • "■
'l'he hew room will be about 40 by
JO feet large. *
J. C. Los lon Leading
Singing at Hamilton
Air. J. C. Coston, of Henderaonville,
it. leading in the binging at the reviv
al in ilaimltou this week. Mr. Coston
wut a member of the Leaman-Coston
evangelistic party and led the sing
ing while that party was here last
fall. Mr. Coston is an outstanding
choir leader ami has won the admira
tion of hundreds of people throughout
JOIIJj I*. WARIIMN DII
- SPLENIMD SERMONS
Kev. John F. Warren of Wilming
ton delivered two splendid sermons at
the Memoral Hapiist church here last
i Sunday. Two large congregations
j heard both the morning and evening
Returns front Colorado
Miss Emma Robertson has return
ed from a several week's trip- to ,
Colorado aiul Kentucky.