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Advertisers Find Our Columns a Key to 1,600 Martin County Homes VOLUME XXIX—NUMBER 25 LIST OF CANDIDATES FOR COUNTY OFFICES; NOMINEES TO BE CHOSEN AT PRIMARY SATURDAY, JUNE sth Most Important Races Are for Register of Deeds and Sheriff ONLY 1 STATE OFFICE Reynolds and Overman Fight for Senatorial Toga Interesting Th« primary to be held June sth promises very little excitement except in local affairs, there being only one State contest of importance; that of United States Senator. Hu>. Lee a. Overman and R. R. Reynolds being the aspirants for that high office. There are no contests for Con gress the State senate nor for solici tor. , The candidates who have filed for the several county and township offices of this county are: For clerk of superior court: R. J. Peel and W. H. Crawford. For sheriff: H. T. Roberson, W. J. Taylor, and A. L. Roebuck. For judge of recorder's court: J. C. Smith and J. W. Bailey. For county commissioner from JamesviUe and Williams Townships: L. P. Holliday and J. N. Hopkins. For county commissioner Irom Griffins and Bear Grass Townships: J. L. Coltrain and T- C. Griffin. For commissioner from Williamston and Poplar Point Townships: H. M. Burrass and J. E. Pope. For commissioner from Cross Roads and Robersonville Townships: J. G. Barn hill and J. L. Bailey. For member of the board of educa tion from Williamston and Poplar Point Townships: T. F. Harrison and K. B. Crawford. For road commissioner in Jamesvilh Township: J. F. Martin, Luther Har dison, P. M. Holliday, W. B. Gaylord, and H. L Davis. For road commissioner in Griffins Township: J. J. Roberson, Jno. E. Grif An. N. &• MantUßtf. B. K. Manning Geo. C. Griffin, J. R. Corey, Jas. A. Roberson, Mc D. Hardison, Roberson. The voters of Jamesville Township will vote for three while those of Griffins Township will vote for five road commissioners. There will be a small square at the left of each name on the ballot and the voter will make a cross mark rn the space opposite the name for whom ho votes. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Edwards Operated On Mr. and Mrs."F. L Edwards were called to Kinston late Friday, where their oldest child was suffering with an acute attack of appendicitis. The child was spending some time with his grandparents, and going to school in Kinston. When Mr. and Mrs. Edwards ar rived the little fellow had already been rushed to a hospital and oper ated on, and he is now doing well. 1 1 List to Close Books Next Monday The time for listing taxes expires May 31st. Mr. Oscar Anderson, the local Uot taker, says a largo number of property owners hsve not yet listed their 1926 takes. After June 1 the listing, according to law, Will have to bo before the board of county commissioners. Mr. Anderson will keep his books open at his office In the Peoples Bank Building up to and including next Monday, STRAND THEATRE WmaSBSSSSSSB. , ■ I THURSDAY A PARAMOUNT PICTURE « "THE PONY EXPRESS" with Betty Compson, Ri cardo Cortex, Ernest Torrence, Wallace Beery lams Craze's Bacc—nr to -THE COVERED WAGON" k * r THE ENTERPRISE SITE OF THE FIRST PHONE MESSAGE - / _ - MM yV v V . MM Walter S. Glfford (left), president of the American Telephone and Tele graph Company, aud Leonard H. Kinnard (rixht), president of the Hell Tele phone Oompanv of P»nn»ylv»nla and Associated Companies, are shown •landing on the exact spot where Alexander Graham Hull first talked over bis Invention at the Centennial Exposition 50 years ago. In the background tan be seen Memorial Hall, relic of the Centennial, and which is now being used as a museum. It wsb on this spot that Don Pedro; then Emperor of Brasll, met the 29-year-old Inventor and exclaimed, "My God, it talks!" when he beard Hell's voice come over the wire. The exhibits to he staged by the organization these men represent will ho one of the great features of the Sesqul-l'entennial International Exposition, which opens lis Philadelphia June J and continues to December 1 to celebrate the 15'lth anniversary of the Signing of the Declaration of Independence. Women Voters of Pitt Hold Mass . Meeting From three to five hundred of the leading women of Greenville, Bethel, and surrounding territory met in the high athool auditorium at Greenville on Friday afternoon for the purpose of discussing the coming election. Never before have the women of Pitt County felt so keenly the need to be stir themselves about this matter of voting and letting their voices be heard by cooperating with men and putting into office the best candidates for .their public affairs. Everything that touches the homes of these Wo men and because they want in office God-fearing respectable morally straight men to handle the public af fairs, to protect their children from the many evils prevalent today, they vote. The names of the candidates were read, but no candidate was endorsed by the women—it being left to the common-sense intelligence and inter est of each woman present to vote for the best man as she saw him, after investigating his record in the past public offices, his treatment of his wjfe and family, his standing on pro hibition and his moral character. The is the real organised beginning of the women voters of Pitt County. It was quickly arranged before the registration books should be closed, and few people were reached by tele phone, but the meeting far exceeded the expctatioßS of the instigators and next election year will find the wo men of Pitt County a real working force, a force to be respected by the candidates. Infant of Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Griffin Dead Wilson, jr., the infant son of Mr. apd Mrs. Wilson Griffin died last week apd was brought to the home of its grandfather, Buck Brown, near James ville, for interment The child was only five months old and died follow ing an attack of bronchitis. | The services were conducted by I Reva. Omar, of Geldsboro, and A. J. Manning, of Williamston. The par ents were accompanied by Rev. and Mrs. Omar, Mr. and Mrs. Winstead, and others of Goldsboro. Arrest Negro With Automatic Pistol Deputy SherifT Luther Peel and Chief Barcil Daniel became suspicious of a pert young negro named Henry Purvis, who strutting around the down-hill end of Main Street Sunday and placed him under west. They found he had a big automatic pistol on him. This was taken and he was placed in jail on a charge of cartying concealed weapons. Purvis the Robersonville section. Williainston, Martin County, North Carolina, Tuesday, May 25, 1926 Woman's Club To Meet Tomorrow i The regulaf Meeting of the , Woman's Club will be held tonior > row afternoon at 4 o'clock, rhtre i is important business to ronie he > fore the club at this meeting, and it is hoped that every member, if t it is possible, will attend. It will be brought up for derision wheth er the meetings shall be continued ! throughout the summer, I and in case they are not held i there are some changes to be t made in the departments, if the club is to accept the I'ederated i club standard before the ,'une i meeting, and u good attendance is especially urged. Mrs. J. O. Peel, of Cross ; Roads, Died Saturday ! Mrs. Lizzie Peel wife of James O. Peel, of Cross Koads, died early Sat urday morning from Hright'B disease, r from which she had suffered for a ' long while. * Mrs. Peel was 56 years old, the daughter of the late George James and wife. She leaves four brothers, Julius, f ttuk.'tum., and D. L. James, and oner ' sister, Mrs. Ida James. She also ® leaves one son, Mayo Peel, and on- » daughter, Mrs. Jackson. The funeral was held Sunday even ' ing at the James grave yard. The ' service was conducted by Rev. A. J. fanning. f KTrs. Peel had been a member of the 5 Christian church at Everetts for a number of years. She was a woman of true worth to both her family and her neighbors, who bear testimony of her upright and unselfish life. I In addition to the sadness of the death of Mrs. Peel, her husband v . stricken with paralysis Thursday and [ a grand-child had an arm broken on ■ Friday before her'death Saturday. 3 Mrs. Henry Beach Died Sunday Afternoon y Mrs. Eatha Wynne Beach died at her home Sunday afternoon after suf j fering constantly for nearly a year with pellagra. The funeral service? took place yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock in the local cemetery, with Rev. James, of Tarboro, officiating- The deceased was the daughter of 1 George Wynne and hia wife, the late Elisa Wynne, and is a native of Mai d tin County. When quite a young wr> s man she married ]. Henry Beach, also y of this county. She is survived by e her husband, two daughters, Mr*. y George Buifth and Ada Beach, and y three sons, George, Marshall, and Si >l mon Beach. s Some time ago she united with the x Holineaa Church and has been a de n vout member, as well as a faithful wife, mother, and friend. REVIVAL SEIAICES DRAW BIG CROWDS Services Being Held • Methodist Church by Rev. T. W. Lie, Pastor; J. C. Cooton Leadia^Binging The revival services being held at the Methodist church being at tended by crowds. The pastor, Rev. T. W. Lee, who i« preach ing, is being ably supported by the churches that he serves. The other churches of the town held no services Sunday night, and thq Methodist church was filled, even to the aisles. The meeting began with a great a mount of enthusiasm and great re sults are expected. Miss Eva Peel is pianist. She and Mr. Coston are putting q.great deal of life in the music and song service and are adding thereby much to the services. Rev. Lee, in his Sunday night ser mon, "The Need of a Revival of Re ligion," gave the reasons for having a revival, likening the Individual to an engine; it needs fuel systematically to make it go; and unless religion is revived at intervals it di«. Mr. Lee also differentiated between religion and Christianity. He said, that those who have true Christianm' have no desire for worldly thingsi but enjoy giving to and helping oth«rs. The sermon was a leader to the ones that the minister will preach during this meeting and the moral needs of this particular community. Services are being held ut 8 o'clock each night and at, 10.30 easii morning. C. R. Clark Killed Near Windsor Yesterday Mr. ( . R. Clark, a travel ing salesman, drove to Hf, death on the highway a few nor th of Windsor Monday clock. Mr. Clark was u salesma lor P. O. Gwaltney, Jr., & Co., of Norfolk, anil left Norfolk about 4.80 Mo iday morn ing in company with Mr Gwaltney. When they reached Alyskie Mr. Gwaltney stopped and Mr. Ckuk cum,' on to call on his trade 03 the south side of Roanoke River. Hj" was driv ing alone and out of sight of all peo ple except a man plowing'l|t a near by field, who saw the cur it turned over, from all appearances, three times. The car had run for some dis tance practically otr the pavement, as, if the driver was either asleep or had some heart trouble. No one knows to tell the story. He was said to have spoken a few words after he was reached, though he was very badly bruised and broken up. From various receipts from lijs Ma sonic lodge and other lodges and in surance companies it was found that-- his people lived in Wakefield, Va. They were soon located and made the jour ney to Windsor by automobile, where the body had been prepared for bur ial. He was taken through the coun try to his home in Wakefield, where he will be buried. Mr. Clark was 32 years old, a man ' of splendid reputation and very popu lar. He leaves his father, mother, two brothers and five sisters. Ford Coupe Is Stolen Hefe Saturday Night I Mr. P. H. Brown's Fort! coupe wa.-i stolen Saturday night between !) and [ i 1 o'clock. - The xar vuuL parked ,on t Main Street, between Culpepper Hard , ware Store and the Tar Heel Build ing. The key was not in the car, but the , thief seemed to know the cur business so well that he was able to get it from a crowded street and get away unde , tected. There is no clue whatever as f to who did the stealing nor which way , the co* went. j- The car was nearly new. The motor f number was 12,767,061, and fhe .Stale I license number was R-3295, Man Killed in Auto J Wreck Near Bethel 1 Dan Pollock, of Trenton, N. C., was killed in an automobile wreck Sunday night on highway No. 90, one mile j west of Bethel. Mr. I'ollotk was driv ing a Ford car and from appearance t was almost off the road When he was struck by a Chrysler car, driven by Andrew Jenkins, who lives in Beau ? fort County. Mr. Jenkins was accom j panied by Albert Warren »nd Joe Ter -1 ry ( two young men of his section. Mr. Pollock was taken to a hospital f in Tarboro but was dead when liu B reached there. Peel-Carrawan [) ■ V Mr. Roy A. Peel and Miss Ruth 1. Carrawan were married at the resi- J dence of Elder W. B. Harrington, of - Smithwicks Creek, last Saturday night e Mr. Peel it the son of Mr. ami Mrs. - H. B. Pool, of Griffin* Township. I Miss Carrawan is from Hyde County, from the Swan Quartos wtion. ■ J* f. Commissioners Decide On Location For Almshouse; Agree On Salary Schedule "Bob" Reynolds to be in Town Tomorrow R. R. Reynolds, better known as "Bob" Reynolds, will , be in Williamston tomorrow for a short time. Mr. Reynolds is making an extensive tour of eastern Caro lina in his campaign for United State Senator. He is from Ashe ville and is well known in western Carolina, where he is extremely popular. He was in the city last Sunday and was the guest of Mr. Z. H. Rose, who was a schoolmate of his while at the University. Well-Known I>octorof (vrimesland Is Killed Dr. C. M. Jones, of Grituesland, was run over and killed at that place Sun day night about B.lb by Earl Gallo way, also of Grimseland. Dr. Jones was crossing the street on his way to attend church when Galloway, driving a Dodge car, came around a dark cor ner into the light and was blinded Dr. Jones was dragged about 20 feet end rendered unconscious. He was taken to the Washington Hospital suf fering greatly from shock. Severe cuts were found on his head, both arms, and all over his body. He died at 12 o'clock, never regaining con sciousness. Dr. Jones was 60 years of age, was prominent in business and church life of the town and had been a practicing pnysician in 'irimesland for between 30 and 40 years. He was regarded as one of the town's best citizens. Dr. Jones is survived by his wife and four children. One son, Fred, of Houston, Tex., was advised of his father's death over long distance. He is now on his way home for the fu neral. Three daughters, Misses An nie Ruth, Virginia, and May, also sur vive in addition to ii)any relatives scattered throughout Pitt. The funeral will piulmbljf In K«Mi some time - Wednesday in Greenville. Dr. Jones was a member of the Chris tian Church. Many Operated on at (Children's Clinic Many operations for the removal of tonsils and for other diseases of the -eyes, ears, nose, and throat are made each day at the cliriic now being held here. Monday Dr. Carter operated on 25 cases, antl from all indications he will have the maximum number each day, with a certainty that be will not be able to reach a large number of cases that have been approved and need attention. People from every section of the county gather here with their children early in the morning, and after they are operated on they are kept under the constant watch of doctors and nurses for about 24 hours before they are permitted to go home. Standard Making -New Motor Fuel The entirely new motor fuel recently developed by the Standard Oil Co., will be available to motorists this week. This new fuel is more powerful than gasoline, and besides giving greater efficiency to present motors, will make possible further practical use of high er compression motors. According to a statement today by Frank Howard, head of the develop- I merit department, and who was respon I sible for it» production, the new fuel will be marketed under the name of Esso. It is red in color and will be dispensed only from silver pumps at "Standard" stations and dealers. "This new fuel," said Mr. Howard, "is not intended to displace the reg ular 'Standard' Gasoline, but it hao been developed and will be manufact ured to meet the special motoring con ditions'.such as motor knocks, carbon accumulation, high-comfffression mo tors, old cars and engines operating under excessive loads. "The continued use of Esso will giVe n motor greater flexibility, less gear shifting, freedom from crank-ca lution, instant starting, faster pick up better speed, and pull on the hills, more power and longer life. "It is our aim to put the test of Esso's efficiency directly up to the mo torists. After a trial he can deter mine whether his car needs Esso or whether he should continue to use the regular gasoline." During the past throe weeks, all of the Standard Oil Company's refineries have been busily engaged in the pro duction of this new motor fuel and , now report that they are ready to dis tribute U in their respective territories. tr'.'''' All Candidates for Local Offices Agree to go on Salary December 1 ERROR MADE IN LAW The Hoard of County Commissioner* , met in .special session Monday for the purpose of considering the final location of the county home. The location selection is on the lands now owned by the county and which lies just west of the fork of the Greenville road and the highway to Everetta, Route No. 90. The building will be erected 100 yards south of the highway and 100 yards west of the Greenville road. The board also received replies to their inquiry as to the willingness 01 the various candidates for the several principal offices of the county to go on a salary basis December 1, 1926. By an error in the date of the bill authorising the board of commission ers to fix salaries, they could not make it effective until December, 1927. All the candidates having answered the inquiry in the affirmative makes the salary basis, as fixed by the com missioners, operative at the beginning of the new term on December I. The full report of the board of com- ' inissioners as to the inquiries follows: There appears in the public local laws, chapter 661, session of 1925, General Assembly of North Carolina, an act authorizing the commissioners of Martin County to place certain of , fleers on a salary. There was an er ror in the drafting of this bill. It was iiitTftui and intended to be effect ive the first Monday in December, 1926 instead of the first Monday in Decem ber, 1927, as the law now reads. I The board of county commissioners, being desirous of placing certain off! | cers on a salary, passed an order in ( session Tuesday, March 2, 1926, flu- j ing the salaries of the officers of Mar-, | tin County, as follows: Clerk of superior court for all serv- i ices, |ni year. Sheriff, for all services, $6,000 per year. Register of deeds, for ull services, , s.',ooo per year, with an allowance of , $1,200 for helper. I Treasurer, for all services, $1,200 per year. . Said law Jo be effective the- first Monday in December, 1926;- it being , intended and expected to have the law ' amended in the next session of the General Assembly to read in accord ance with that date. It was not the intention of the , county commissioners to confiict in j any way with the general luw now In effect us applies to collection of 1926 | taxes. A questionnaire was submitted to the various candidates fling for office, requesting them to signify their will ingness to abide by the above salary schedule, which they have answered as follows: K. J. Feel—Yes. W. H. Crawford—Yes. J. Sara Getsinger—Yos. C. D. Carstarphen- Yes. H. T. Hoberson—Yes. ■ W. J. Taylors-Yen, ■———. A. 1«. Koebuck—Yes. By order of the board this 24th day ( of May, 1926. HENRY C. GREEN, Chairman, Hoard Co. Commissioners Attest: J, Sam Getsinger, clerk to the board. * No Relief Seen From Very Severe Drought No prospects of relief from the un precedented drought is seen by the Raleigh weather bureau for the next few days. Chances of ruin following the temperature rise predicted for to day were reported as being very slight. Although the drought is continuing, for duration it has already far ex ceeded all records for this period of the year of the Raleigh weather bu reau which date back 40 years. The dry period, which started in April, : has already caused a deficiency in rainfall for April and May of 6.18 i inches, and of 3.67 inches for the year. This figure is lowered because of an excess of rain during January and > March. During the last 41 days, but , .43 of an inch of rain has fallen in Raleigh. This was scattered over a number of showers, any one of which was little more than enough to settle the dust . ' i Messrs. A. Hassell, jr., and W. H. Williams, jr., left this morning for Asheville, where they will work for i some time. I Mesdames Whit Purvis and Leslie ■ Fowden are spending today in Bel . haven with Mrs. J. H. Purvis. Watch Label on Your Paper; It Carries Date Subscription Expires ESTABLISHED 1898 THREE IN TROUBLE FOR STEALING MEAT Don I'urvis Accused of Breaking in Smokehouse of W. M. Perry; Two Other Negroes Also in Jail Don Purvis, who may be properly called Williamston's hard-luck negro, is again in jail. This time on account of the stealing of Mr. W. M. Perry s meat last week. Don say 3 that a friend of his stole the meat and that he is an innocent man; but Chief oi Police Daniel, who worked up the case, is not convinced of the truth of this statement. Rod Rogers, a young colored man '•ho-lives near Sic .varku>, and Waltei Hassell, jr., i voioied b'»y. ptcved '.'•l i "ives '.O !» >B'» . uiig farina . liil.ty. !',•> nue >:''g hams - it mi t,r meat ull a round town. Chief Daniel bought threu, hams and observing the boys closely concluded to go out to the home of the Hassell boy. His father, who is a man of honor and truth, informed him that there must be something wrong, us the boys had no meat. Chiel Daniel then arrested Rogers, who told him the meat was stolen from the smokehouse of a colored woman on the C. S. Price farm. Rogers and Hassell each attempted to lay the fault at the hands of the other. The stealing of meat is only a common thing in and around William ston of late. The smokehouses ol Messrs. A. J. Manning, Eli W. C. Manning, and W. M. Perry have all recently been broken into. Colored School To Close Tomorrow The Williamston colored school will close its most successful year's work Wednesday night at the courthouse, with exercises by the graduating class Ami nn uiUti'w.w by llr. C. fcs. Hrown, of Whiton, N. C. The exercises began Friday with a program by the primary grades. The annual sermon was preached b;,' Rev. J. Henderson, D.'D., pastor o f the colored Methodist church at Wash ington, in the colored Haptist chuich here Sunday. The grammar grade exerciser will l »" huld tonight. 1 lie |mun i|*m - —... J. Hayes, has shown his efficiency not only as a well-trained teacher and a willing worker but as a gentleman as well, ami commands the respect of the peope of tlii' town. The school invites white viator* to all the exercises. Believe Haugeu Bitt* Should he Modified Washington, May 22.—Despite "the defeat of the Haugen farm relief bill in the House of Representatives yes terday, meihbers friendly to price sta bilization measures and representa tives of farm organizations conferred today in an effort to frame similar legislation with some of the more con troversiul features left out. Several House members from the Middle West said that they still believed that such a bill could pass if it were modified. Conferees hope to get a Compromise bill before the agricultural committee j early next week and will press for a favorable report. ~ Little of Interest In Recorder's Cknirt Recorder's court Tuesday was with out much interest, though it netted the' lounty school SIOO. Henry I'urvis was convicted of car rying a concealed weapon and fined SSO and the costs of the action. Roscoe Clemmons was charged with (jriving an auto while drunk. He was convicted, and fined SSO and the costs. Don Purvis, one of the town's recog nized thieves, succeeded in nullifying the State's testimony with doubt, ren dering the State unable to connect Don with the stolen meat. He was re leased for luck of evidence. Rod Rodgefs, another smokehouse break, asked for a continuance until next week. Editor Made Member of Centennial Committee Governor A. W. Mcliean tias ap pointed W. C. Manning, editor of the Enterprise, a member of the State Committee in connection with the ses qui-centennial celebration in Philadel phia from June 1 to December 31, 1926. Special Meeting Of Conoho Chapter There will be a special communica tion of Conoho Chapter, No. 12, of Royal Arch Masons, Thursday night, May 27th, at 8 o'clock. Work in the Past master degree. All members are urged to be present. ' -X*i 't " '