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W. C. Manning , Editor
LN MARTIN COUNTY
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Entered at the post office at WilliamHton, N. C., as
matter under the act of Congress of March 8, 1879.
Address ull communications to The Enterprise and not to indi
vidual members of the company.
Tuesday, January 17, 1928
Reason Should Prevail
Will the Atlantic Coast Line Rail
road Company be permitted to re
move t lit; 1 and 4 o'clock trainsjis
a question now being asked by the
people along the route from Tarboro
Mr. C (i Grigg, train master of
the Norfolk division, who was in
town this week, seems to think it is a
hardship on the railroad to run these
trains. Me says they do not carry
enough passengers t,o produce' any
revenue, and the mail, exjwess, and
passenger ipmnie combined is far be
low tin cost of running the train.
These trains, which have been run- (
nilig for more than 21) years, have
served a good purjjose and for a long
tirrje was a paying investment. The.
railroad company now claims that i
the hard-surfaced road .from Tarboro
to Williamston and the improved
ruad from Williamston o Wards!
Bridge and then hard surfaced to!
Plymouth has practically taken all
their business, their chief revenue
now being the mail ..contract and the
express., the great bulk of the ex
Cherokee County Sets a Good Example
Cherokee County is setting a good
example l>y placing 'he ten command- j
merits, over the judges bench in its
Think how much reform it will
brills in that high-up mountain coun-1
ty to learn the first commandment,.!
'Thou shall have no other liods be- j
fore me. It sometimes looks as if
many |>eople know not that com-1
niandmcM.; if so, they pay little at- '
tention to it.
.--: . , ■ I
I V Second-likewise gets very lit-J
tie heed. "Because lots of folks do J
make Mor themselves some kind of 1
an image. It may be dollars, clothes,!
automobiles: but there seems .ti> be
plenty of things to take us away from '
Who Is Right—Pershing or Mrs. Catt?
tieneral I'ershing says if you want
peace, prepare for war. Mrs. Car
rie Chapman Catt, noted woman poli
tician. says if you want peace pre
pare (or |xace.
Upon first thought, and on only
slight reflection, the I'ershing slogan,
way to obtain |>eare is to pre-,
pare^ for war," sounds foolish. Then
after thinking with more depth and
further reflection, there is no other
» conclusion but that it is foolishness.
On the other hand, what effect
does pre|>aration for peace have on
the world. The slogan, "The way to
obtain peace is to prepare for peace''
sounds reasonable and sensible, and .
the dec|>er we go intovit the more,
reason we in it.
Worshiping One's Opinions
Do ll1I *•>[>!«* claiming to be Chris-1
tians actually, worship God, or do
many of them in reality worship
It be unchristian to say that
many do worship themselves, but it
is very easy to see that they seem to
worship, if not themselves, a few
pet ideas or opinions. It is perfectly
all right to have opinions and con
victions on all matters, yet there is
nothing so important with us that
we should grow contentious and big
oted about it. Many people would
ram their opinions down the throats
of others, instead of using the gen
tle and kindly spirit of truth that
'press being on the line between Par-
Jmele and Williamston.
, j While the'people would regret to
I see these trains removed, there is an
apparent hardship in forcing the rail
! road company to continue them with
"'an o|>erating revenue amounting to
' only about one third of the actual
If tlje service can he supplied by
bus, it would probably give satisfac
tion as soon as the public became
Used to it.. v " /
In no case should the, railroad be
|>ermitted to discontinue a- train j
where a* valuable service is being ren
dered, even though it is at a loss to
them unless it can Ije otherwise sup
plied. On the other hand, if the rail
! road is losing heavily in performing
a service that can be reasonably su|>-
■ plied otherwise, then there is reason
in their request. t .
The relationship between the peo
ple and public service .corporations is
so close that reason and justice
should be one of the ruling factors in
adjusting" their differences.
the true God.
Then comes the third, and folks
still Curse. Any they hunt >n Sun
day, trade on Sunday 1 , and use it in
any other way than holy, /thereby
breaking the fourth commandment.
The fifth commandment; well, in
many cases it is forgotten.
The sixth, "Thou shalt not kill," is
lieing broken every day, either for
somebody's money or somebody's
• wife or husband.
h The seventh commandment is said
'to be the most abused of them all.
|lt reads, "Thou shalt not commit
The eighth, ninth and tenth com
mandments seem to be offering little
restraint these day s.
We generall reap what we sow.
Every bully meets his match, wheth
er it be England, Germany, the Unit
ed States, France, or Spain. It is
I contrary to the psychology of things
for a man or a nation to bulldoze
neighbors and frighten them into
terms; and if they do so, it means a
! very poor kind of peace. The
'strange thing about it all is that an
enlightened Christian nation will
grope so long in such 'hat
seems not to understand that we have
wars when we have guns.
The whole question's answered
when we look at the little weak na
, lions, which are just as safe as the
1 big strong nations.
i others may lee their good works and
All men will believe the same
thing when they are taught in the
right way the essential truths about
such a thing. Vet they may find
various ways to express themselves.
If man has say one outstanding
weakness above another, it is when
he reaches that place where he wor
ships his own opinions as being in
fallible standards of truth.
This spirit in mean weakens their
usefulness among their fellows, be
cause everybody seems to appreciate
the *>irit of meekness more than
Are newspapers doing the right
thing when they publish market re
ports as news?
' Of course, if they give nothing but
j actual commodity sales prices, it is
important and helpful news. On the
other hand, the papers carry the gam
i biers' reports, and that is the thing
I that draws the attention of the thou
j sands with the gambling spirit.
If the newspapers were to stop car
rying the cotton exchange market,
• would it not. stop much of the gam
] tiling in cotton futures, because all
;the people know about the exchange
| market is what they see and hear;
so those who talk and print are the
jones who keep the exchange going.
I Then, when you see the account of
jsome good man being a suicide be
j cause he "went broke'' on the cptton
exchange,, is it not quite possible
that the very paper which so sadly
chronicles his death was the very
paper thai gave information in its
pages that Inspired him to go into
I the gambling game?
All that y>u havdfto do the&e days
| to find where a ruah's heart is is to
watclr'^n i he gets his daily
l|>a|HT. You will then see those, who
have gambling woven into their souls
j rush to the stock market page. If
In' js a loser, he frowns; but if he is
| a winner and some other fellow is
the loser, he smiles.
You can bank on all such fellows!
watching these market pages every j
day in the year finally getting the,
inspiration to try again. Jf it was
not for the |>aper, they would forget
gambling and would probably go a
long the even tenor of their way
depend on the ordinary opport unities
to both make a living and to make
THE LETTER BOX
CONFERENCE AT SMITH
WICKS CREEK JAN. 11
Statement of the Exact Facts
Elder W. B Harrington is an in
dustrious, honorable, and successful
farmer of Martin County, and for 12
years. has been a zealous and useful
minister of the Primitive Baptist
t liurch. No charge, has been alleged
•Mjainst his character or conduct. But,
tor about fiw years, some members
have noticed, and he admits, that he
lias preached a different doctrine, in
some respects, tlmn he did the pre- ;
vious. seven years: His new teach
ing' is that, besides the work of the
Holy Spirit, water baptism and the
preached gospel are generally essen
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11 While it is a thing upon which
exact figures can not be gotten, it is
'generally conceded that the South
J loses more every year on cotton gam
■ bling than it makes net profit on its
■ entire cotton crop.
When a bank breaks, in nine cases
out of ten, if you will trace the cause
1 far enough back, 'you will find that
j some officer has read the futures mar
jket report too much, and gradually
I walked in until he got over his head
and dragged the bank in with him.
| A few of such fellows are decent
j enough to shoot themselves, while
many others have not that much
Suppose the newspapers had kept
all 'this gambling information from
j their columns, then the stock ex
change would have had to swoop
; them by private correspondence or
by personal contact.
. It is alright for newspapers to tett
what cotton sold for in Norfolk or
| NeV Orleans yesterday, but it is
dangerous stuff for them to say what
, the price will be next July, when
j they should know that if a large ma
! jority of the gambling jacks through
out the country bet it will that it
will not; and if a large majority bet
it will not go to 20, then it" >vill.
That is why Grady said cotton was
| a fool, that it would do the very thing
Ls«ou thought it would not do. Of
I course, Grady' did not mean to say
'cotton was a fool. He simply, in a
very polite way, said a man is a
fool who gambles on cotton.'
Are the newspapers flooding the
country with news right fresh from
gambling shops and helping them
hold and replenish their trade cus
tial to regeneration and salvation. The
Keliukee Association had nothing to
do with this conference, which was
called by Smithwicks Creek Church,
and ministers who thought that he had
changed his attitude 611 regeneration
to attend and state their
coi/plamts, and Elders R. H, Pittman,
of l.uray, Va., and 'J. C. Moore, of
Whitakers, N. C., and 1 were unani
mously chosen by the church to sit as
a Council with the church and hear
all the charges and Elder Harrington's
replies, and to advise the Church as to
its duty. Klder J. S. Corbitt, of Green
ville, was ' chosen Moderator. Nine
members of Smithwicks Creek Church
stated their complaints, and then the
four notified ministers stated theifs.
The council asked questions and quot
ed Scriptures against Elder Harring
ton's ne«. views, and he was allowed
to reply all through the conference,
and at the close, and he still held and
defended his views of the last five
years, to which the council could not
agree as* -Scriptural; and the council
■nanttnously adopted this resolution
"We advise the church to bear with
Elder Harrington; and that he discon
tinue the use of expressions not in the
Scriptures and offensive to the breth
NOTICE OP SALE OF REAL
Under aad by virtue of the power
oi sale contained in a certain deed of
trust executed to the ' undersigned
trustee by T. W, Revels and wife,
Clenimie Revels, on the 23rd. of April,
1927, and of record in the public reg
istry of Martin County in book Y-2,.
at page 223, said deed of trust having
been giveh for die purpose of secur
ing a certain note of even date and ten
or therewith, and-.jicfault having been
made in Jim payment of the same, and:
at the request of the holder of said
note, the undersigned trustee will on 1
Monday, the 6t#day of Rebruary, 1928
at 12 o'clock m., in front of the court
house door in the town of Williamston
North Carolina, offer for sale to the;
highest bidder, :'or cash, the following
described real estate, to wit:
Beginning on ihe Williamston and
Washington ..road, at the bridge be
low the old Rawls or Peel Mill, thence
N 17 1-4 F. 24 poles up the William
ston and Washington road, thence N.
An Unusual Sale of *
* at a Sharp Reduction in Price
IP 'h Men usually know a good thing when they see it
f —when they see the exceptionally fin quality shirts
I we are offering in this sale they'll wonder how we
jj? i \ Jk/ can do it, especially at such low prices.
/ Ji I | A / Each one of these fine shirts is of a different out
/ X m of-the-ordinary pattern that'll please the most dis
\\ ul V \ ou want a correctly sized thoroughly tailored
V lHi % distinctive pattern shirt of lasting quality—better
drop in here tomorrow and select a few.
> We may not have an assortment just like this a-
S a ' n * n a l° n g while.
1l «n The prices .39 - .69 -$J 79.
19 1-2 W. 25 1-2 poles op said road to
an iron stob or stake, thence N. 77 1-4
E. 80 poles to an iron axle, thence N.
88 1-2 E. 80 poles to a post, thence
S. 11 1-4 W. 42 and 2-3 poles to a
black gum in a branch, thence S. IS
1-2 W. about 68 poles to the mill run,
thence up the various courses of the
said run to the bridge, the beginning,
containing 75 acres, more or less, and
being the identical tract of land con-
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WILLIAMSTON, N. C.
Day Phone 155 Night Phone 94
Tuesday, January 17,1928
veyed to Clayton Moore by James
Biggs and wife. Tamer Biggs, ,by deed
datecf December 4th, 1916, which it of
record in the public registry of Mar
tin County in book L-l, at page 261,
to which reference is hereby made
for a more perfect description.
This the 6th day of January, 1928.
A. K. DUNNING,
jlO 4tw Trustee.
Elbert S. Peel, Attorney.