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VOLUME XXXI—NUMB ER 70 .
Several Prominent Speakers
To Address Citizen of
County This Week
Tam Bowie, Lindsay Warren, and
Stanley Win borne Speak in
With this, the fast full week be
/ore .tha election next Tuesday, 'the
Democratic Executive Committee of
tte eMßty u waging a Anal attack
ir an effort to pile up a large ma
jority for the entire Democratic tick
et. Two of the six speakings echedul
eti in the county this week were held
last night and three will be held to
morrow night. Thursday night,, Miss
Nell Battle Lewis will speak to th>-
voters in Jtobersonville.
Last night Judge Albin Dunn, of
GreearriUe, discussed the issues of the
campaign before the voters in Hamil
ton, and Hen Charles U. Harris, of
Raleigh, spoke at Jamesville.
Tonight at eight o'clock in the
Oak City school auditorium, Judge
Tam C. Bowie will address the
Toters of Goose Neat township. Judge
Bowie, one of the State's foremost
eitisena, ia an able speaker and a
large number ia expected to hear
him discuss the iaaues of the cam
paign there tonight. Lind
say C. Warren, U. S. Congressman
from thia district, will speak in the
Bear Grass school tomorrow night
at 8 o'clock, ltx. Warren will be in
troduced by Elder John N. Roger
aon. The same night, Hon. Stanley
Win bo me, district elector of Mur
freesboro, will make an appeal to the
voters in Griffins township at the
Farm life school at 8 o'clock.
Aside from the regular county
canvaas, these six addressee will
practically bring to a close the Demo
cratic campaign in this county, it wsr
stuted by Chairman Elbert S. Peel
Anti-Smith Speaker at
W. F Kvans, former State Sena
tor from Pitt County and former solid
tor et the seventh judicial district,
."will discuss the betrayal of the Dem
ocratic Party by Governor Smith, the
wet issue, and Tammany," in the court
house here tomorrow night, at 8 o'-
clock, according to an advertisement
sent here yesterday for general distri
Mr. Evans' attack on the party is
the first to be made in this, section,
and while a few in sympathy with his
views will attend, many others will at
tend- out of mere curiosity. _
The speaker comes here from Ra
leigh and is sent out by the anti-Smith
* organisation of that town.
Kills His Two Children
Then Commits Suicide
High Peint, oct.*2B.—J. W. Hinlde,
a bookkeeper of the Crown Hosiery
Kills, killed two of his children and
the* ended his own life sometime
last night in the woods near Hay
woed Springs, a few miles out frotn
High Point. The three bodies were j
found this morning shortly after
th« break of day by members of a
from all indications at the place
ol (he tragedy, Mr. liinkle killed hix
little seven-year-old girt, Elisabeth,
frst; then killed his 10-year-old son,
Virgil; ana then took his own life.
The bodies were cloee together when
fotmd. The little girl was tying flat
of ker back with both arms stretchy
ed out over her head. There were no
sioßs that the child had made any
re4*tance or struggle and apparent
ly ahe had died instantly. The little
bof was lying on his right side and
these ware some signs indicating
that ha had kicked once or twice be
Ul health waa given as a cause of
the man's actions.
I 2 - REEL COMEDY
■ FREE TICKET
■ FOR SHOW FRIDAY
V. E. P. Completes Right of
Way; Now Stringing Wires
Company Will Not Be Able To Take Over Local System
November 1 As Anticipated; Will Require Several
Days More To Complete Line From Tarboro
The right of w»y for the high
powered electric line of the Vir
ginia Electric ft Power Co., ex
pending from Tarboro to the sub
station here, has been completed,
and the pole* will be placed aome
time thia week, it was learned
yeaterday. A large number of
linesmen are stringing the three
heavy atrandi of wire, and the en
tire project ia being ruthed to
completion. Several workmen are
erecting the here near
the town municipal light and wa
ter plant, but it ia thought that the
81 NEW VOTERS
ARE REGISTERED !
Brings Total Registration i
I lie HI new name* added to the rex- j
i istration books in this township dur
' itiK the recent time set apart for the i
citizens to enter their names bring the '
total number of qualified voters iu this
i precinct up to 1,01.1. The number is
1 thf largest yet recorded on the regis-.
(ration books, according to Mr. J. L.
Hassell, registrar- A thorough v-bet k
' up of the hooks was made Monday and
' the names of those who have died or
moved away were not included in the
1 total number -of 1,013.
Just what proportion of the num
ber registered ,will, cast their votes on
rtext Tuesday, is a matter for specula
' lion. , Many are of the opinion that
the precinct will poll at least 700 of
1 the little more than 1,000 possible
votes. In the general election of 1924,
the precinct polled 4.14 votes. In the
Democratic primary that year 530
votes were cast for the party caudi- :
dfctos Die largest number of voist
cast iu either a primary or. a general j
election was recorded in 1926, when
> iV people visited the polling place !
lure and nominated Sheriff Roebuck'
by iT small margin. In the primary |
in this precinct last June, the number !
of votes was very small, only 376 be- j
I nterest in the campaign has been '
increased many times since then, how
ever, and it is expected that one of
, the largest votes ever recorded will be
cast here next Tuesday.
CoJiscr\ative estimates made by
more than a dozen citizens here t point
to a 5 to' 2 Democratic victary. "
Bear Grass Parents and
Teachers Raise $47.00
The Hear Grass Parent-Teacher As
sociation raised $47 in a community
entertainment there last Friday night,
it was announced by the principal of
tlu school last Saturday. The funds
raised will lie used in improving the
school building and grounds, jt was
stated. v ■ *
During the evening many games
were played and several contests were
hi Id. In a popularity contest, Miss
Vera Green Rogers was declared win
in r and in a number of other con
tests prizes were awarded 4he win
ners in various funny roles. Pies were
sold at auction, and a fish pond added
to the total collection.
The members of the school faculty
expressed their appreciation for the
interest shown by the people of the
n -cTTmmunity in thr entertainment, and
they plan to carry on the work of the
oiganization as never before.
Local School to Stage
Hallowe'en Party Tonight
The festivals and entertainments of
the fall season, locally, will be fea-
twred by the teachers and children
here tonight at 7:30 o'clock when the
entire school stages a big Hallowe'en
carmvi4 in the Farmers Warehouse.
For several days the teachers and
children have been working 011 the
program to lie given, and a good time
fcfi both old and young is assured.
In an effort to raise funds for the
local school and its library, athletics
and other departments not cared for
in the general appropriations', the
teachers and pupils have prepared this
entertainment, and th/ entire citizen
ship is urged to come pt and join in
the spirit of the season.
. » Staging Annual Sale
Salsbury-Johnson Company, Ham
ilton, will offer to the people of the
section, beginning next Saturday very
unusual values in a sale of high
grade merchandise. Ever y article has
been reduced in price, a ad the owners
•are expecting a great sale during the
&4 days scheduled for it to ran. In
connection with the unusual values
offered, the company will -give away
several valuable prises.
Williamston, Martin County, North Carolina, Tuesday, October 30, 1928
line will be completed before the
station here is made ready.
Where once the company was
planning to take over the towirs
distribution system on Thursday
of thia week, the town will con
tinue to operate its own plant for
several more days until the line is
completed and work on the sta
tion at Tarboro is finished. No
definite date for the change is
known at this time, but it is
thought that the distribution will
be made from the power com
pany's lines within the next few
1 TURN NEW TRUCK
i OVER TO TOWN 1
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1 Demonstrators Leave To
day After Training
i Messrs. R. H. and H. 14.I 4 .
' Williams, representatives of the
I American Lalfrance Company, leave j
' today after placing the town's new
fire truck in the hands of the '
ities here. .
Since the truck's arrival here last !
week, members of the volunteer com
pany -have, acquainted themselves, as ;
to the use of the machine, and'arc
now in a position to handle the ap
paratus. For the time being, Messrs.
Marshal liodgerson and Jimmie Har
rison will direct the other members
in the operation of the truck, and it
is the plan of Chief Henry I). Har
rison that every member be acquaint
ed with the operation of the truck
with in the next several weeks.
Many piactices have been held dur
ing the few dpys, and all the
tests the apparatus has proved all
the claims made by the manufactur
' ers. Pumpirtg water from the Roa-
I noke, in one of the tests, the new
machine sent a stream of water al-
I most across the river. It was.pointed
) out that a special arrangement has
j leen provided on the truck for fight
ing roof fires. Without even connect
ing to a fire hydrant, approximately
1 eighty gallons of wate( can he pump
j ed from the engine's tank on a fire.
Yesterday special demonstrations
were given when firemen and officials
from several neighboring towns came
here to look over the new'_equipment.
VOTE IN HISTORY
Total of Forty-Three Mil
lion Qualified To Vote
In United States
Washington, Oct. 28. -Forty-three
million men and women,' by far the
largest number ever registered, have
qualified to particlfiaie in the battle
if ballots at the Presidential election
on November 6.
The total marks an increase of
nearly 14,000,000 over the vote cast
in 1924 and' makes the figures of
ftrmer years appear small in com-
From coast to coast and from the
IJio Grande show an unprecedented
determination of voters of both sexes
to participate actively in the contest
All of those entitled to vote will
not do so, however, for a study of
the vote of other elections is said to
have shown a considerable percent
age not exercising their privileges,
i A conservative estimate based on
other years would indicate the stay
-1 at-home vote at 15 per cent. The esti
-1 mated increase in actual votes cast,
nevertheless, would be about six and
one-half million over 1924. This
would make the vote , more
than 35(600,000 compared with 29,-
091,417 four years ago.
One of the surprising results not
ed in the 1928 registration is the
tremendous increase in the number
of qualifying women voters. Political
leaders and State officials generally
agree that the women will hold the
balance pf power. Every State has
shown a startling jump in the female
registration. It has been impossible
tc ascertain the total number of
women entitled to vote, but, based on
. the known segregation of registra
tion, it is estimated that in the larg-,
et cities women will cast -between
35 and 46 per cent of the total vote.
Methodist Ladies Aid
To Serve Turkey Dinner
The ladies of the Methodist Mis
sionary Society will serve a turkey
1 dinner next Thursday night in the
1 Woman's club hall, it was stated by
> one of the members today. '
>' Each year the society serves a
1 turkey dinner, and many people pat
' ionise the womtti working to raise
funds for church activities.
ANNUAL - REPORT!
OF WOMANS CLUB
Club Now Has Nine Com- ]
mittees and Five
HAS A GOOD~RECORD
Membership Is Now 66; Has Paid All
Dues and Assessments Besides
1 he \\ illiamston Woman's Club has
carried on a thorough and splendid
work during the past year as is -seen
in a report prepared by Mrs. W. B.
Watts, secretary, and announced re
cently by Mrs. Louis P. Martin, the
club's president. The report is the
third annual one to be rendered by the
club, and as the years pass the or
ganization takes on more work and
renders a greater service to the com
The report follows:
The work of the club is conducted
through the efforts of nine committees
and five departments, uaineK: Finance',
program, membership and absentee,
press and publicity, house, house rent
al, civic, social, ami .executive. The
departments of the club include the
American home, fine arts, American
citizenship, welfare, and junior.
The finance committee has kept a
snialT. but stea How of money in
the treasury, this., having been accom
[ plishecf through the cooperation of the
| membership of the club. The club
i ha- served the Kiwanis Club lunch
|eons weekly for. two-years. In order'
to cooperate fully with the churches ot
the town, this committee offertd the
privilege of serving these luncheons
to the various churches during the
summer months, Tljis also allowed a
rest period for the groups in the club
who have served so efficiently.
Through the untiring efforts of this
committee, the club now owns an
Khctrola, which furnishes satisfactory
music for dances promoted by the
The program committee has provid
ed programs for all the regular meet
ings, which have been both helpful and
instructive, thej have had several, lec
tures from out-of-town notables,
which were greatly enjoyed.
It is the duty if the membership
committee to add new names Ift the
club roll, and seek out absentees.
This they have accomplished well, IS
new names now appearing on the roll.
Tlfe press and publicity committee
has executed its responsibility well by
keeping before the people the club and
The house Committee has shown
great interest in the careful protection
of all flub property. This committee
has opened and cleaned the club rooms
-fjrr all regular meetings,
The house rental committee passes
on all applications for the club rooms.
These applications must be handed to
this committee three days before the
time desired for use.
The civic committee is the means of
approach to the town and county au
thorities. They have also fried to aid
in beautifying tlir courthouse grounds,
also the club premises? They have
done good work along this line.
The social committee attends to all
the social life of the club. They have
served well, and with discretion.
The welfare department is always
busy, Its most worth-while under
taking has been the health survey of
the e.itire county, and at present they
an making an effort to secure an ap
priation for a clinic fur crippled chil
dren of the county. Also they are
considering undertaking a clinic for
the tubercular children of the county.
The junior department, which was
oiganized in May. has en enrollment
of 21. The specific work which they
have undertaken is the of the
club premises, to beautify it and im
The other three departments are ac.
„tive only in a fmall way, but furnish
a program for/fregular meetings when
ever appointed by the program com
The club has paid all dues, district,
federation, and has paid its pledge to
the Sallie Southall Cotton Loan Fund.
It has no large outstanding debts, and
. has subscribed to m»U£.WO£thy chari
ties. including a donation to the illit
erate fund, and the flood sufferers in
"Florida. In order to keep in close
touch with the work of the federation,
a representative from the club was
sent to the State meeting in High
Point last May.
Better English Week wss observed
in the town, by appropriate posters
made by school children, and display
ed in the shop windows. It was
launched* in the school by a contest,
Vhicli created a great enthusiasm .a
mong the children. The winner of
this contest was given a year's sub
scription to the National Geographic
The club rooms have been opened
tn the Boy Scouts without charge for
organization. Also -st present the
Presbyterians are conducting their
services in the club qusrtess until the
erection of their church,
The most outstanding work under-
List of Candidates for Offices
To Be Balloted On Next Week
NEWEST UNIT OF
GUANO PLANT IS
Only Requires Two Days
Now To Unload Barge
THREE BARGES HERE
New Equipment of Plant If Run En
tirely by Electricity, Replacing
The first unit of the new addition
tj the standard Fertilizer plant here
was put in operation last week when
the company started unloading raw
fertilizer with its electrical equip
ment and placing it in its huge bins.
Three lare barges loaded with tons
and tons of raw fertilizer material
ar* at the company's wharf, and un
loading operations are being carried
on rapidly at this time.
With its tower reaching eighty
feet in the air, the company's unload
ing methods are very interesting and
have attracted the attention of many
people traveling that way. The un
loading appartus removes almost a
ton of fertilizer at each dip from the
barge below and carries it to a hop
per sixty or more feet in the air
where it is dumped into trucks and
moved to the big bins fir the Inain
building. Where the company used
apparatus run by gasoline, it is now
using all electricval equipment which
Is the most modern known to the in
The machinery which is controlled
frum the tower by one operator* will
unload a barge in a little over two
days, according to employees of the
company and will eliminate the trou
ble experienced through the use of
the gasolirie operated machines. ~
Contractors are continuing th«ur
work as rapidly as possible, and by
the time of the plant's completion it
will almost be filled with raw fer
tilizer materials, it is understood.
The comapny is anticipating a big
season next spring, and with the new
addition ail order will be adequately
cared for, it was stated by those in
charge of the work here.
Fertilizer Plant Afofors
Cause Lights to Blink
• • *
Since the installation of new elec
trical' equipment at the plant of the
Standard Fertilizer Company here
last Wednesday, the lights have been
blinking and blinking, indicating that
the town's power and light system is
insufficient t(i meet the demand of
power and light consumers. Every
time the big 76 hoorsc-power motor
at the river is turned on the lights
flicker, but this will not ' continue
very long as the Virginia Electric
and Power Company will be in here
within the next few days with an un
limited power and light supply.
Nell Battle Lewis to Speak
In Robersonville Thursday
One of the main events in the
Democratic campaign drive in the
county this week will be the political
address by Miss Nell Jiattle Lewis
in the Robersonville school audi
torium at 8 o'clock next Thursday
night, While Miss Lewis will discus*
thi general issues of the campaign,
she will address her main appeal to
the women voters of the county, ac
cording to reports coming from the
county's Democratic headquarters.
The public is invited and urged to
hear Miss Lewis defend her position
as an ardent supported of Gorvernor
Alfred E. Smith for the Prciidency.
Tobacco Prices Little Off
On All Eastern Markets
Tobacco prices throughout the bright
belt have dropped from two to "four
cents according to reports coming
from official sources. The decrease is
said to be not as great for the better
grades as it is for the poored and
medium grades. i."
"Considering the drop in prices, it
is certain that the local market con
tinues its lead ih prices," an official
of the Tobacco Board of Trade stat
td this morning.
I Regular Luncheon of
"Hu Milk of a Good Citizen" will
be the topic of the main address to be
delivered -by Rev. C. H. Dickey before
the Kiwauis Club at its regular lunch
con tomorrow ijf was announced by the
club's president yesterday afternoon.
Mr. Frank J. Margolis will be in
charge of the program, and tht entire
membership is urged to t attend the
taken by the club is the purchase of a
let, (or the specific purpose of devel
oping an adequate playground for .the
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(Continued on page 6)
Locals Put Up Best Game
Of Season; Game Better
Than Score Indicates
Playing the best game of the sea
sotr-here last Friday, the local high
school eleven added another victory to
its list of six when Washington's
strong team was turned back 33 to 0. I
The visitors put up a game fight, but
they were outclassed in every feature
ol the. game. A lone first down was
ma ile b y Washington just belore the
close of the game, Williamston's line
having farced them to kick on the
fourth down in every-other case.
I he game had been under way only
a few minutes before the locals went
over with their first touchdown. A
pass irum Manning to "Jim Dawson"
look was successful, but the try for
llu extra point failed, Tw« tnorJ
touchdowns were made during the tirsl
half when the local boys were jiff for
long end runs. In the last half two
more touchdowns were added "by end
runs and running hack punts, bring
nift the total pointed score by the Wil
liamstou hoys to 274 as against none
fir their opponents.
The entire team worked as a unit,
hut Johnnie llardison, at center, did
exceptionally goodn. work.. in both of
fense anil defense, while Manning and
Holding featured in the
Washington's right tackle was an outr
standing figure in the game, leading in
the defense for his team.
According to an announcement
made yesterday the locals 1 -will meet
Morehead City's strong eleven here
inxt Friday afternoon.
; MET THURSDAY
Pass Resolution Endorsing
'1 he Woman's club met last Thurs
day, the second sesion of the new
year. The district-" president, Mrs. C.
J. Swayer, of Windsor, was a special
Kuest and she made a vpry interest
ing talk. She outlined the work that
has been planned for the 15th dis*-
tr : ct this year, the most important
"Observe a library day,"
"§eek out social neeas in your own
"See that the compulsory school
law is enforced,"
"Donate to Sul|ie Soutluill Cotton
Fund", aiding deserving girls itt get
ting an education,
to State headquarters • the
name of any young artist in any
field in the comunity,"
'"Work on district project to beauti
fy yards on highways of the 15th
Among the business matters dis
cussed. and attended to was the call
for a Near Kast Relief donation. The
club voted to give $5. A committee
was appointed to investigate the
possibility of having a tuberculosis
clinic in the schools of the county.
The club is very anxious to do some
work of this type antt" will go into the
conditions thoroughly to see'if it is
'toseible to undertake this special
The women were asked by the
president of the club to find out about
the amendments to be voted on next
The following resolution which will .
come up before Congress during thej
next session was unanimously en
"Whereas, negotiations Wave pro- j
greased so far that the representa
tives of at least 16 nations, including
the great powers, met in Paris on
August 27, 1928 and signed the treaty
previously agreed to in principle;
Me it resolved: That we regard the
ni llti-laterial treaty renouncing war
as not only of world importance but
as one of the outstanding events of
our county and welcome it as a cer
tain indication that civilized nations
tne world around will eventually Join
its signatures thus actually abolish
ing war as an instrument of
among civilized peoples; and be it
Resolved: That we hereby pledge
to this undertaking our earnest and
p.itive support and urge the Senate
of the United States, in response to
public opinion, to ratify the treaty
promptly when presented."
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Giving Silver Tea
The Philathea class of the Chris
tian church is giving a silver tea
and package sale at the home of
Mrs. A, R. Donning this afternoon
from 4 to 8 o'clock.
Advertisers Will Find Oar Cat.
umns a Latchkey to Over 1,600
Homes of Martin County
100 NOMINEES ON
THE TWO MAJOR
Also Three Proposed Con
To Be Voted On
No Republican County Ticket Offered
There'll be heap o' voting next
Tuesday whe# the people visit the
pulling places and cast tht'ir votes
ali over the United Ft»tes. And it'll
be complicated from more than one
viewpoint; for righth eee- in this
county there are 100 namin >es, elec
tors and amendments fm-ing the
voter. In this county we have beside#
the national ticket for both
parties, two independent tickets, three
township tickets and the straight
Democratic County ticket. There is
county Republican ticket. Then
there ate the three amendments, and
I :hcy are all listed as follows:
Democratic National Ballot—Elec-.
tors at large: Clyde R. Hoey, Terry
A. Lyon; District electors—First
Conge rssional District; Stanley Win
borne; Second Congressional District
W. H S.'-'liurgwyn; Third .Congres
sional District: George Waul; Fourth
Congressional District: T. T. Thorne;
Fifth Congressional District: Robert
*M. Gantt; Sixth Congressional Dis
trict: K. K. Bryan; Seventh Con
gressional District: T. E. Hattley;
Tighth Congresidonal District: W. R
Lcvill; Ninth Congressional District:
IYyton McSwain; Tenth Congression
al District: R. H. Reynolds.
Democratic Congressional liallot—
lor Representative in the Seventy-
First Congress, First District: Lind
sey C. Warren. »
Democratic State liallot—for Gov
ernor: O. Max Gardner; for Lieuten
ant Governor: It. T. Fountain; for
Secretary of state: J: A. Harthess;
to? State Auditor.; liaxter Durham;
for State Treasurer: B. R. Lacy;
for Superintendent of I'ublic lnstruc- ,
tion: A. T. Allen; for Attorney Gen
eral: Dennis G. Hrummitt; for
Commissioner of and Printing:
Frank D. Grist; for Commissioner of
Agriculture: x William A. Graham;
tor Commissioner of Insurance: Dan
C. Boney; for Commissioner of
Htvenue: Rufus A. Doughton; for
Corporation Commissioner: W. T.
Lee-j for Associate- Justices of Su
preme Court': W. J. ilrogden, George
W. Connor; for Judge Superior Court:
First Judicial planet: Walter L.
Small; for Judge of Superior Court:
Fieventh Judicial District: John .H.
Constitution Amendements Bal
lot— 1 Amendment to Constitution of
North Carolina Axing salaries of
members and presiding officers of the
General Assembly at Six Hundred
dollars and Seven Hundred dollars
respectively, and providing addition
al per diem for extra session; 2.
Amendment to Constitution of North
Carolina providing for Solicitorial
Districts; 3. Amendments to Consti
tution of North Caroling authorizing
classification of intangible personal
Democratic County liallot—for the
House of Representatives: "J. A.
Everett; for State Senators, Second
Senatorial District: Elbert S. Peel,
Harry McMullan; for Treasurer: C.
D, Carstarphen; for Register of
Deeds: J. Sam Getsinger; for Coro
ner: S. R. Biggs; for Sheriff: A. L.
Roebuck; for Judge of Recorder's
Courtj.-J. W, Bailey; for County Com
missioners: Thomas B. Slade, jr., T.
C. Griffin, L. P. Holliday, H. S.
Everett, J. E. Pope.
Democratic Township Ballot—Grif
fin's township—for Road Commis
sioners: George C. Griffin, N. T. Tice,
A. C. Roberson, J. N. Manning, Jas.
Asa Roberson; for Justice of the
Peace:-Lewis H. Peel; Jamesville
township: for Road -Commissioners:
J. F. Martin, P. M. Holliay, L. H.
Davia; for Constable: Ola G. Carson.
Rear Grass Township—for Constable:
Republican National Ballot—Elec
tors at Large—Stuart W.' Cramer,
Cyrus Thompsan; District Electors:
Fiist Congressional District: Clarence
Allen; Second Congression District:
W. F. Outland; Third Congressional
District: W. B. Rouse; Fourth Con
gressional District: Jno. C. Matthews
Fifth Congressional District: iS. 0,
McGuire; Sixth Congressional Dis*
trict: John A. McLeod; Seventh Con
gressionaLDistrict: D. J. Lybrook;
Tlghth Congressional District: Geo.
Cheek;' Ninth Congressional District)
Richard A. Shuford; Tenth Congres
sional District: L. L. Jenkins.
Republican §tae Ballot—for Gov*
emor: H. F. Seawell; for Lieutenant
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