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VOLUME 29—NUMBER 41
4 Stills Seized
By Officers In
All Stills in Free Union
or Gawk Section; One
Federal agent, T. W. Snell, and
Sheriff Roberson drove to the Free
Union section last Tuesday and there
found the old Gauk liquor smelling
The officers followed a woods trail
and soon saw smoke curling upward
not so far off. They approached in
a most cautious manner and surround
ed Joe Taper with his still, a nice 40-
gallon copper outfit, 400 gallons of
corn meal beer and four gallons of
newly made liquor.
The outfit was destroyed along: with
the beer and whisky. Taper was re
quested to join them and the hunt
was continued. The next stop came a
little while later at a 60-gallon cop
per still with 650 gallons of beer.
The still was cold and the beer was
new. Indications pointed to the fact
that the still had been run the day
before. This outfit was destroyed by
Luck was running so good that the
officers decided to continue their hunt.
They had not gone \ery far away
when they found another 60 gallon
copper outfit with about 400 gallons
of beer. Seven gallons of liquor was
found near-by, which from all appear
ances had been made Monday.
This catch pushed them on, and
they with Joe Moore soon found an
other a 60-gallon copper outfit.
Two hundred gallons of beer was
destroyed but no liquor was found at
After all was destroyed, the officers |
decided it was a day's work and
came to Williamston, bringing Joe
Taper along with them. Taper was
sent to the Federal courts by U. S.
Commissioner, W. C. Manning, the
court to be held in October.
RESULT OF HEAT
Several Farmers Overheated While
Priming Tobacco in Kieldu
Of Martin County
The heat wave which began in
earnest last Tuesday and reached its
climax in Williamston Wednesday
when the thermometer registered
ajjghtly over 103 in Harrison Hros.
store, has broken in many states, but
at, we go to press, it has not been
broken in Martin county at least.
However, today and yesterday were
slightly cooler than Wednesday.
Throughout the country over three
score people have died and in this
Slate there have been four deaths.
In many of the cities the register has
gene over 106 and with the hot weath
CV here, many people have flocked to
the beaches and many more deaths
than usual have resulted from drown
In this county several farmers who
were priming tobacco have become
overheated and had to be carried j
from the fields for t' » remainder of j
the day. Herbert Manning and a
young Hardison boy of Griffins were
among those who became overheated.
Toll Charges Apply
To Other Towns
The toll charge for telephone mes
sages to other towns applies to calls
to Hamilton, Oak City and llassells
as well as to Robersonville. It was
stated that this charge would be for
service through Robersonville, no
mention being made in regards to
charges to the other towns. This was
due to an oversight.
THEATRE I J
E 1 •
Monday - Tuesday
"Behind the Front"
The funny side of
the war, with Wal
lace Beery and Ray
DO NOT FORGET—
$lO in GOLD FREE
CHOPS TOES OFF
Seven-Year-Old Son of Mr. and Mrs.
C. E. Simpson Victim of Un
Abner, the seven-year-old son of
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Simpson, suffered
the loss of two toes yesterday morn
ing when his brother lost control of
an ax he was chopping with and ac
cidental)' hit his brother's foot. The
ax fell on the little fellow's right
foot, cutting two toes entirely off and
taking about half of his big toe.
There were four of the children at
the wood pile at .the time, but none
ol' them were able to account exactly
for the accident. Mr. Simpson had just
arrived from his tobacco field when
he heard the screams of the child, and
it was not until after 40 minutes had
passed before he reached here with
the child. He lives about two and a
half miles south of Jamesville, arid
when l)e could secure no medical at'
tention there he was compelled 'to
drive the 11 miles to reach here. Drs.
Rhodes and York took charge of the
patient, and they expressed hope of
saving the larger of the toes, although
it was practically dismembered.
Abner complained very little while
on the way here and when coming
from under ether, he casually express
ed himself as feeling very bad.
Five county commissioners, J. T.
Stokes of Bertie, J. 1). Stancill of
Northhampton, J, G. Barnhill of Mar
tin, J. N. Vann of Hertford and C. P.
Ay cock of Beaufort, were appointed
to attend the Slate meeting of coun
ty commissioners to be held at More
head City in August for the purpose
of presenting the inequalities work
ing ajjainst the county in the poor
sections of the State and where the
l.ig shrinkage m values has occurred
since the 1919 peak values.
An additional committee, composed
of Messrs. Long, Attimore, Pope and
McLean, represtnng the cducatonal
'boards, was also apponted,
Negro Quartet Much
Enjoyed Last Night
The Church City Four, a negro quar,
tette, composed of C. W. Johnson, Ist I
tenor; Wiley Morris, 2nd tenor, Wil
lie Askew, Ist bass; Eugene Dozien, I
2nd bass, all of Norfolk, gave a music
concert at the courthouse here last
The quartette is touring this sec
tion of the State under the auspices
of the colored Methodist church. Its
members have been to several of the
churches at Jamesville, Hamilton and
Bethlehem and will be at the William
ston church tonight.
It is safe to say that no better
quartette has ever visited our town,
C. W. Johnson, the leader, is evident
ly u man of fine musical training and
he had every singer tuned to the
scale. Every song was full of the
Southern Negro melody, sweetened
with perfect music harmony. They
were fortunate in selecting songs that
are worthy of the name, and free
from the stamp-down jazz that is so
It is understood that this quartette
will be in a prize contest with a
negro male quartette from Greenville.
The contest to be held at an early;
date. It may be held at Williamston,"
and if such is the case, all who at
tend may expect more than thjanworth
of their money.
Attends Parish House
Mrs. J. G. Staton and Mrs. Earl
Wynne attended the service in Wash
ington Tuesday morning at which
time the corner stone of the new
parish house and chapel of St. Peter's
Among those who placed coins in
the stone were grandchildren of those
who participated in the laying of the
corner stone of the church which took
place a little over fifty three years
ago. In memory of her maternal
grandmother, little Sallie Smallwood
Biggs, daughter of Mr. aniT Mrs.
Robert Bogart placed a coin in the
stone. The little girl bears the name
of her grandmother whose memory is
held so dear by Williamston people.
Little Child tyrowns in.
River at Washington
Thursday evening while Mr. Edwards
the superintendent of the road build
ing project near Chocowinity and his
wife were down the Pamlico river,
their five-year-old son, who was in
the care of a small colored girl, was
wading in the river's edge at Wash
ington and ran into a deep hole and
was drowned. The little colored girl
rushed to catch him and came near
The father and mother were sent
for and when they returned - could see
only the lifeless form of the little fel
low so recently left glowing with
health and life.
Williamston, Martin County, North Carolina, Friday, July 23,1926.
Of 10 Counties
Held At Washington
Messrs. H. C. Green and J. G. Barn
hill representing the Board of Coun
ty Commissioners of this County and
Mr. R. A. Pope with all members ot
the Martin County Board of Educa
tion attended a meeting in Washing
ton Wednesday when representatives
from ten counties assembled to dis
cuss problems confronting the schools
of this section of the State. -
The small or poorer counties art?
finding themselves at a great disad
vantage in the way of providing goou
schools. There are riot many large
rich towns, and the schools have to
largely depend on taxes paid by farm
latfd which have produced no profits
in recent years.
Ihe meeting was organized with
H. H. McLean, of Washington, as
chairman and R. A. Pope, of this
place, as secretarry.
Many matters were brought up, but
they centered somewhat in the fol
"That the burden of taxes on"prop
erty for support of schools for six
months in our respective counties,'
hasr become excessively burdensome.
" 1 hat since the State Equalization
1' und is derived from other sources
than a direct property tax, we favor
a substantial increase in this, the
equalizing fund, commensurate with
the proportionate increase of instruc
tional and operationa 1 costs for
"Ihat present discriminations in
distribution of the equalization fund
be removed and that the most recent
valuations of prop-rty by counties be
taken- as a basis for distribution to
"These resolutions are adopted on
ni tion of I' J. Ixiiig and Secretary
G, C. Picot and approved by the
whole committee vote, with the re
quest that same be presented to the
Association of Boards of County
Commissioners in their meeting at
Morehead City August 10, by our
"Behind The Front"
Is A Creat Comedy
America must needs prepare for a
gale of laughter which is sweeping
the nation from one end to the other
av Wallace Berry and Raymond Hat
ton appear on the screens, of city,
town and hamlet in this rollicking
comedy of war days, adapted from
Hugh Wiley's amusing story, "Th'o
Spoils of War." There isn't the least
doubt but that this is one of the most
laughable comedies put out ip many
a. day, much of the credit for which,
in addition to Messrs. Be-ry and Hat
ton's work should go to Edward Su
therland who presided at the mega-,
phone, and to Ralph Kpence who once
again has turned out a peppy set of
titles. Folks will not soon forget the
antics of the two newly-made soldiers
ar they clean streets, line up for in
spection, insult the general, escape
from the hoosegow, volunteer for
duty in No Man's Land, invade a
German trench and go for a joy ride
between the lines in a tank, . the
mechanism *of which is all dark to
Local theatre goers will enjoy aee
irig this picture at the Strand theatre
litre next Monday and Tuesday nights
Mrs. Arthur White in
Mrs. Arthur White was carried to
the Washington hospital Wednesday
night where she was operated on im
mediately for appendicitis. The oper
ation was very successful and she is
getting along very well. She was ill
for only a few hours before her at- j
tending physician thought it neces- j
sary for an immediate operation. She!
was accompanied to the hospital by l
Mr. White, Mr. T. R. Hodges, her
father and Mr. Garland Hodges and
Mrs. A. J. Manning. . -
Everetts Firm Begins
Today marks the beginning of Tay
lor, Bailey Brothers second anniver
sary sale at Everetts. This firm isof
fering exceptional bargains in sum
mer goods. The sale will .fcst for 15
The Messrs. Baileys and Taylor
are leading merchants in the Town of
Everetts and are leading citizens in
their community. In the two years of
business they have enjoyed a large
patronage and have made many
B. & L. DIRECTORS
Association in Fine Shape and Rapid
idly Expanding; New Series f*
The Martin County Jluilding and
Loan Association held its regular
monthly meeting here yesterday.
Messrs. V. G. Taylor, of Everetts,
N. C. Green and E. P. Cunningham
were added to the board of directors,
bringing the members off the board to
ten, the others being C. A. Harrison,
John l>. Biggs, K. B. Crawford, B. -M.
Worsley, C. D. Carstarphen, Wheeler
Martin and P. B. Cone.
The Association is in fine shape and
is rapidly expanding. A new series
of- stock will go one sale the first of
".September, at which time one of the
largest subscriptions in its history is
The annual share holders' meeting
will be held in the near future, at
which time an auditor's report will
be placed before the shareholders.
The town without a building and
loan association is unfortunate when
(lie considers the fact that in most
towns half the buildings are financed
through such an organization. It is
frequently the case when- the little
weekly savings drift out and serve
no purpose all because no such or
ganizations as the building and loan
TheJocal Association is capably
handled, and its success in the future
is assured. ». .
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Of Telephone System
With practically all the messenger
wjre strung and stretched, the Caro
lina Telephone and Telegraph com-.
- piiny will start swinging cable next
week on all the principal streets of
town. For the past several days
there have been many crosses due to
the stringing of the messenger wire.
Extra trouble men have been on the
job., but their efforts to keep things
cleared was too much. However, at
this time troubles have been greatly
cleared and there are very few on the
When the construction forces start
next week, they will run cable to the
central office anil begin transferring
nil telephones to metallic lines, it is
not known just how long will be re
quired for this work to be completed,
but according to Mr. Dodoho, chief
of the construction work, several
weeks' time will'be required.
Construct Building Soon
The lot adjoining the building
where the office is now located has
beta' purchased by the company and a
new building will be constructed. The
work on it to begin about thirty days
from now, it is understood.
All the telephones, now jn use, will
be discarded when the new plant is
completed. Until that time the old
telephones will be used, but will work
on the common battery, system -in
stead of the present magneto system.
The type of building the company
plans to erect is not known, but it
will be only a one-story structure.
New equipment will be installed in
it and when completed, Williamston
will have a most efficient telephone
>l.l> COM PAN V RECON
STRUCTING ITS LINES
The Will amiiton Teephone company
is now at work, reconstructing prac
tically all its rural lines, and hopes
te be able to meet the requirements
of the Carolina company as soon as
possible after the local plant is com
If the present plans of the rural
company are carried out, this section
of. the county will have an adequate
telephone system and one equal to
any foynd in other small sections.
Dr. York to Attend
Dr. H. B. York will leave on the
late afternoon train," Saturday, for
Raleigh where he will board a pull
man reserved for physicians from
this section who will attend the
Southern Pediatric Seminar which
will be held in the Land of the Sky,
at Saluda. He will not return until
During his absence his office will be
The c6urse given at the" seminar
will be a post-graduate one in meth
yls- of diagnosing) prevention and
treatment of diseases common among
children. Funds for the seminar are
available from a heavy endownment
given by a woman on account of her
leve for children and sympathy for
Little Child Dies
Near Holly Springs
The three weeks-old child of Mr. and
Grover F. Godard, who live
"near Holly Springs church, died last
night and will be buried this after
noon at the Hardison'cemetery, near!
Lesson in Brief
July 25.—"The Passover"
Exodus 12:1-2, 21-28.—8y
C. H. Dickey.
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Mi ses had received his training,
his education and his call. The time
was ow ripe for him to go into ac
tion. took Moses a long time to get
ready even Jesus worked about three
years, the cither thirty years were
given over to getting ready. Prepar
ation, thorough and complete, just
about spells victory within itself.
Moses sought, with Aaron's, help,
to, secure, by peaceful means, permis
sion for the Children of Israel to de
part from Egypt, on their journey to
the Promised Land But the l'haroah's
heart was hardened, and he always
refused. Sometimes, apparently, when
1 a great plague came on them, he
would relent, but no sooner had it
past than he would move on in his old
resolve and purpose.
As a master stroke, the Lord or
dained the destruction of the first
be rt» in Egypt. This plan He made
known to Moses and to the Hebrews,
but it was unknown to the Egyptians.
Thus, were preparations made for
the first Passover. They were to take
a lamb, eat its flesh, but sprinkle its
blood on the door posts; so that
when the destroying Angel saw the
blood, he would pass over them.
Many dreadful things had happened
in that historic valley of the Nile;
but nothing like this ljight of calam
ity had ever been known. At midnTght,
the Angel came -and went about His
business of destruction, securing the
release-of these captive slaves.
"And l'haroah rose up in the night,
he, and all his servants and all the
Egyptians, and there was a great cry
in Egypt; for there was not a house
where there was not one dead. And
he called for Moses and Aaron by
But it was too late; God's hammer
had fallen; Pharoah's day of oppor
tunity had passed; the deliverance]
if the Children of Israel was at hand.
And thus they marched out of Egypt,
never to return. This was the birth of
And the Passover is the Memorial
of that great deliverance. We cele
brate the Fourth of July as the birth
of our nation; the Jews observe the
Passover. And it may be remarked
that it is the oldest Memorial they
have. Now, they are scattered all
over the world, but the Passover is
not forgotten. It is still the birth of
Their nation—the memorial of their
The world's monuments, and what
their significance is, is an interesting
study. None of them are any more in
teresting than this one.
Jesus, as a loyal member of His
race, and a participant in its religious
rites, observed the Passover. He did
it just before He died. And it was at
such a time that He ordained ' a
greater Memorial—that of the Lord's
Supper. For He took of its simple
elements, and then, taking the bread
ami the cup said, that from hence
forth, as often as did this, they
showed forth the Ixird's death till lie
come again... in remembrance of Me.
The Lord's Supper is rooted his
torically and significantly in the
Passover. We of this day, do not eat
the bread ami drink the wine in re
membrance of the deliverance from
Egyptian bondage (but we remember
that, too) but in remembrance of
that other Lamb, who taketh away
the sin of the world.
Dies After Suffering
Almost Two Years
Everett Gardner, the 18-year-old
son of Mr. and Mrs. John Gardner,
who live in the Lightfood Mill sec
tion, near here, died last Tuesday
following an attack of Sarcoma. For
almost two years the young man suf
fered unbelieveable pain, doctors be
ing unable to combat successfully the
He leaves his father and mother
with their seven other children.
The funeral was by of
Jamesrilie, and the burial was at the
Gardner burying near the
Union Services at
The Sunday evening Union Services,
will be held this time with- the Metho
Because Rev. A. J. Manning is not
able to speak, Rev. C. 11. Dickey will
occupy the pulpit at that time.
[ The theme announced is, "Secret
It is to be hoped that the three co-
I operating churches will afford a good.
attendance for this service.
PARALYTIC HELD ON
George Uawkley, Known Here as Scis
sors Grinder, Charged With
tieorge Uawkley, of lleaufort cnun-"]
ty, was tried in the United States;
Commissioner's court here yesterday j
on, the charge of having liquor on!
hs.nd for sale. The defendant waived I
examination and ,wa.-> bound over Vol
the District Federal court to be held]
in October at Washington.
Uawkley was caught in the famous]
Swanner stand oiiyfhe Washington i
road four milcs'north of Washington!
in Beaufort county.
Suspicion called Federal Agent T.
W. Snell to the little store, where ho
found fifteen - gallons of liquor and
many kegs, jugs and bottles neces
sary ,to carry oil both a wholesale
and retail business.
- Uawkley is a paralytic, and lus
been sipce he was thirty years old'.
He is now 38. For five years he has
been touringr tho-South' as~T "liegi'ar
and a scissors grinder. His home was
i i Pennsylvania and during his tours
he has passeii throuivh Williamson
According: to his story, he neVer
entered the liquor business until the
early part of this year w hen he rent
ec! the famous little hole ju--t this
side of Washington, lie pi ifU .' liini
aelf for truthfulness. He w'lll not read
the bible, though lie in .doing
right according to his ideal of right)
and wrong. He is not a bad man judg
mg'from his conversation and his ap
pearance draws sympathy. ....
In the absence of money and friends
to bond him he wasveommitted. to
jail to await trial in October..
Eden to n Loses One Oi'
Its Very Best Barbers
( Elizabeth City Independent)
Eden ton, N. C. is shy one good
young white barber and a window
sash badly in need of repair because
a certain Edenlon official went home
unexpectedly the other afternoon and
f found the barber and his wife in tfie
same bed room, according to reports
i reaching this i;ity.
Ihe unexpected husband pulled a
niurdeous looking gun and threatened*
to kill his wife' paramour and that's
when the W'imlow suffered. The young
man took a flyer thru liie window and
hasn't been seen xincK ~ ,
Eden Ton is all agog over the in
cident and the sympathy of the
townspeople is fairly on the side of
the compromised wife. Tl|,e husband
in the case has the reputation of'
being a rounder himself, has had]
numerous love a'ffairs. Jfor. .five years
or more, keeps late and 'unexplained I
hours and has neglected a comely
middle-aged wife, everybody says.
It's the old, old story;" wivr-s know
what love is and-tlioy want if. ■ -I lie
barber Was young, looked good in his
white duck pants, there was nobody I
home and the husband, was the last
person in the world expected to come I
And the husband, forgetting all a i
bout his own delinquencies made, a big-'
row about his wife backsliding and
gave the \viiole town a scandal to ro :
lieve the- monotony of otflerwi..e dull.
Special Services at
Sandy Ridge Church
The semi-monthly services of Rod
click's Grove l Hajitist church will be
held on Sunday afttrnoo«i. Sunday
school at 2:30. and preaching by pas
tor K, 1,. Shirley i»t 3:30.
$ fine congregation was) present
last meeting day. mate • this j
Sunday a bigger day. A cordial invi-'l
tation to everybody and an urgent in-1
vitat'ion for tho membership to bt'l
K. L. SHIRLEY, Pastor.
Sunday Program at
•Sunday morning at 11 o'clock, the
pastor will have for his subject, "The.
Cup of Life". This subject is based
on ii section of the twenty-third
There will be -no service at this
church in the, evening, because the
T'nion service goes, this time, to the
at the Union Services, using as his
theme, "Secret Faults."
Sunday Services at
Sunday school, 9:45 W. G. Man
Morning service, 11 o'clock.
There will be no evening service in
our church but we wil worship in
the union service at the Methodist
church. Brother Dickey will preach
and I hope our people will give him a
A. j. MANNING, Pastor.
Few Cases for
Five Cases Disposed of,
All for Offenses of
Th«! warm weather has effect in
many .waj but especially is. thi3
'I tnii' when it conns to Judge Smith's
I court. There wciv only live cases on
| docket,awl they wcv all of a mjnot
nature, Just .1 short* while was. re
quired last, Tuesday to hear the cases
and clear the- docket. Attorney IW*>l
i prosecuted for the State.
P. 1. lVitclii tt was charge 1 with
v elation of tjm linuor laws. His casa
was continued until Octo'ber 3, he un
der a -hti-nd.
Jordan Staneil was released.of the
charge of a>.uuit on a female when
h". paid the ('ost of the action. He
pti".ided guilty in the case.
I- pon payment of the cost of the
action judgment was suspended jn the
ci'>e of .statu against Julius Whit
,l'n ld ll'- wtvs charged with an assault
with a deadly weapon.
A case against J. I, Milliard was
continued until Nov. J when the de
fendant entered into tio'nd in the sum
of ,$.i(1.00 (or his appearance before
tlje.t-i'tirt on that • hit•. He is to show
to the court tf it He has paid tho
tine and of the action. *
Tlie la t case was that against
Charlie Kollins. ih which IJollins is
charged with probable cause of house
btr-aking. He was required to enter
into bond in.the sum of - SIOO for his
appearance at the next terpi of Mar
tin county superior court.
CITY FAT! IK US IN
Petition for Renewal of I'ool liuiim
I iceiise Henied; Give Permission
l or Subscript lort Dance
The Hoard of Town Commissioners
' at a meeting Monday refused
j a second rei|ue,,i for, license made by
Sahd for permission to run the
> pi-nl yoofn. 1
He was demol license for the pool
room at a previous meeting, but ap-~
I"a red before the Hoard ajrain press
ing for a reconsideration of the first
we|'. While tin- second request was
l'fined, the Hoard granted him privi-
I' ti> make another plea at its regu
lai .meeting tff be held .the first Mon-
Jeav 111 August.
1 r •
Another lonyest to, lower the bars
mi duticing tflime from. Frederick'
! Hoyt and .Frank ('.y>tarphen who
wanted a .danee. The bars were low
el ed and tliete \\ || be held' a dance
'true lo fill 111 ill every ntep of—life,
o ' rather it .-loom-, no matter how
tin-"injur) i.s di\*id*-d or placed, th«»
iiiit* ruuiiiiu' fur a living has more
i hurdles lo jump than* the pleasure
seeker. Wh.it uiatte.rs if a dance is
I held hel'e I All open question,' but
• wiirtt when u ne is deprived of
( hii. ini'inis, or a p;trt of hiS means, of
iii.ikiiii' !i lit in.' 7 Sui l ly. ffiiTu., Sahd
' l oiihl make a li.in. \\itliout running
I a pool iin.nl? u is a true that tho *
J hoys could along without a dance.
For Coming" Week
Sunday school, U:"45 a. m.—E. I'.
Cunningham, supt. .
Preaching, 11 a., m. by pastor. At
s p. in. Kev: 11. pickcy will preach
'the I'nioii Service schnoh in our
church. The public i.s- cordially in-
. Junior Epworth I.eagua, 2:30 p. m.
Senior Epworth League, Monday at
8 j>. in,
I'rayer meeting, V\ ednesday, 8 p. m.
_ Intermediate lip worth—League,
[ Thursday, 8 p. ni.
j' - . ' . M '"
"Keeper of the IJees"
Benefit Woman's Club
"The Keeper of the -Bees" tme of*
fie no Stratum I'orter'A best storle*
will be shown at the Strand Theatre
Monday am! Tuesday nights, August
I 2 and 3. The manager of the theatre,
J. W. Watts, Ji-TT has "very kindly of
fered the Woinans' club 30 percent
of the receipts for all tickets sold be
fore t> o'clock euch aTternoon before
tin performance. „
A large number of people who have
real! the story are anxious to see this
picture. Group ill of the Club will
have charge of the tickets up until
the «announced hour, 6 o'clock. The
ladies in this group wilt visit tho
people in town to soil them tickets
anil they will appreciate it if alt
those who want to see the picture
will buy tickets from them.
Misses Lyda, Mary and Geneva
Cook and Mr. liandy attended the
dunce at Cole rain last night.