VOL XV. NO. 35
The following cases were dis
posed of at the June Term of
Albert Woolard and Leslie
Hodges. D.R.C. Plead guilty.
Prayer continued on payment of
Geo. Loyd and Geo. Knight,
i A. D. W. Guilty. S2O each and
-Perry Everett and Henry
Chance. Assault Guilty. Judge
ment that each pay one-half of
Guilford Cotten. A. D. W.
Prayer continued on payment of
Moses and Franklin Bell. A- D.
W. Plead guilty. Judgment that
each pay one-half of cost.
Jim Hardison. L. H. Lilleyand
H. E. Lilley. A. D. W. Plead
guilty. Each to pay one-third of
L. H. Lilley, Luther Hardison
and John Price. A. D. W. Plead
not guilty. Special jury chosen
Verdict guilty. Sentenced to jail
for one year with the privilege of
authorities hiring on the Edge
Hanson Eborn. C. C. W. Guilty
Six months in jail and to be hired
John James. A. D. W. Guilty.
$lO Mid cost.
John James. C. C. W. Guilty.
Will Grimes. Assault Guilty.
Paid $25 and cost
Jonas Savage. Robbery. Guilty
bf assault Six months on roads.
Jonas Savage. C. C. W. Guilty
Edward Hyman. A. D. W.
Guilty. Judgment suspended upon
payment of SB6 to Ben Hyman. ...
Mack Cotten. Nol pros.
J. W. Briley. Assault Gutfty.
$26 and cost
Berry James and Freeman
Miller, Jr. Guilty. Each to pay
Will Andrews. A. D. W, Guilty
To pay cost
Essex Spruill. Larceny. Not
Luke Slade and Frank Griffin.
Larceny. Guilty. Paid cost and
including $3 for W. F. Ha3dison.
John H. Edwards. Guilty.
Prayer continued upon .payment
Ned Williams, Jr., A. D. W.
Guilty. Six months in jail.
Ned Williams, Jr.,; Assault.
Guilty. Prayer continued,
L. H. Lilley, Luther Hardison
and John Price. Judgment here
tofore rendered in this action is
stricken out, prisoners iiaving
paid into court S4OO for the bene
fit of colored men, cost of action
""and board in jail for 30 days.
Ordered that the prisoners be
confined in Martin County jail
until July isth, 1914, on which
day they shall be discharged.
$250 is to be paid at once to Hy
man Woolard and SSO each to
King Riddick, Elvin May and
Mr. Alfred J. Roberson
The death'of Alfred J. Rober
son occurred at his home in Grif
fins Township night.
He had bright's disease and died
of heart failure. ' e
He was one of Martin County's
prosperous farmers and had la
bored diligently with his hands,
being engaged in fanning and in
the operation of a saw and grist
mill and cotton gin. He leaves
a wife and six children to nliss
him from the home.
Funeral services conducted on
Wednesday by Elder John Roger
son, and a large, number of sym
pathizing friends were present
to pay the last mark of respect
to the dead.
Monday was the longest day in
the year and there was nothing
the matter with the heat thereof.
FOR SALE.—Feather beds in
excellent condition cheap for
each. Apply to Dr. J. S. Rhodes.
Hassell's lane has been closed
One of the employees at the
Cooperage Mill accidently cut one
of his hands on Saturday. Dr.
York gave him attention as quick
ly as possible.
Pictures Framed at Courtney's.
Thomas Lilley of Griffins Town
ship has accepted a position with
the S. R. Biggs Drug Co.
A steam pressing club is one
of thetiiings which will beestab
lishedTnere soon, it is rumored.
Nice line of picture moulding
Arthur Bernard, who has been
here some time with the Gaiety
Theatre, gave a show on Monday
evening. Despite the storm, a
fair crovtyl was in attendance-
He left Tuesday for Philadelphia
and from there will go to Coney
Island for the season.
Lighting, rain and wind struck
this section on Monday afternoon
and relieved the extreme heat
The rain was needed by the crops
though it had been only a /few
days since it had rained. The
telephone and telegraph wires
were crossed up so that it was
difficult to get messages out of
town for some hours.
The ordinance regulating the
speed and lights on automobiles
will be rigidly enforced from to
day on. The speed limit, is 10
miles and all machines must carry
rear and front lights. Chief of
Police Sawyer will enforce the
ordinance, which will mean more
safety to the people.
Joseph A. Mizell, a Martin
County man who is making good
in Farmville, Pitt Connty, has
been in town tftis week meeting
old friends. He is senior mem
ber of the firm of J. A. Mizell &
Co., .who do a general mercantile
business in FarmvHle, the other
member of the firm, WillardTeel,
is also a Williamston man. Mar
tin County men are very apt to
make good wherever they settle.
The Gaiety Theatre closed for
the season on Saturday night. It
is regretted that the managers
decided to close it, as during the
months it has been open, good
shows have been enjoyed ♦ every
night. It is expected that a fea
ture will continue to be given one
night in the week, and some
splendid plays have been booked
for the fall season among them
being "The Sins of The Father"
by Thomas Dixon. Managers
Martin and Fowden are to* be
commended for their efforts to
give the show-loving people here
Monday afternoon, while on the
roof of the new residence being
erected for Dr. York, Charlie
Hoard, who is employed by J. C-
Norris, tinner, fell to the ground
and sustained a compound frac
ture of the hip. He was remov
ed to his room at the home of
Kader Rogers and given medical
attention by Dr. York. It is
hoped that his injuries will not
hinder him in the future, as he
is s very industrious and deserv
ing young man.
WILMAM6TON. N. C., FRIDAY-JUNE 26, 1914
Migratory Bird Law
An act of Congress approved
March 4th. 1913, relating the
protection of Migratory Insec
tivorous birds thoughout the
United States, provides that ail
birds in this class are protected
indefinitely. For the purpose of
enforcing these regulations the
United States has been divided
into thirteen districts, and Mr.
Theo. S. Meekins, of Manteo, N.
C., is the District Inspector for
the territory including North
The purpose of this act is for
the protection of the farmer and
it is claimed by the Department
of Agriculture of the United
States, that if the insectivorous
birds were destroyed the farmer
would have to go out of business.
Entomologists have estimated
that insects yearly catise a loss
of upwards of seven hundred
million dollars to the agricultural
interest of the United States.
Were it not for our birds the loss
would be very much greater, and
indeed, it is believed that with
out the aid of our feathered
friends, successful agriculture
would be impossible. A know
ledge of the birds that protect
his crops is, therefore, as impor
tant to the farmers as a know
ledge of the insect pest which
Some idea of the money value
of the sparrow group of birds to
the country may be gained from
the statement of the total value
of farm products in the U. S., in
1910 reached the sum of $8,926,-
000,000. If we estimate that the
total consumption of weed seed
by the combined members of the
sparrow family resulted in a sav
ing of one percent of the crops—
not a violent assumption—the
sum saved the farmers by these
birds in 1910 was $89,260,000-
Mr. Meekins is desious to com
municate with any farmer rela
tive to his views as to these re
gulations and he will appreciate
any suggestions made with a view
of the enforcement of these re
The robin is also a useful bird
to the farmers, and it might be
well to mention that this bird is
Good Road Advocates
To the Board of Road Trustees,
We. the undersigned voters of
Hamilton Township, do hereby
petition you to call an election
for good roads, and we pledge
our votes for the same.
W A Peel, W A Roebuck, Tom
Pritchard, H M Peel, E B Thomas,
James Ayers, A R Vick, F H
Johnson, T H Cherry, Ed Harrell,-
B D Downs, L B Fleming, H B
Bell, C H Fleming, J L Price, J
J Purvis, J H Johnson, R H
Salsbury Jr., E T Bullard, W F
Haislip, Cleveland Rives, J D
Holliday, Major I Fleming, M D,
D C Jones, Harry Waldo, B L
Upton, J A Davenport, J E Ed
mondson, P L Salsbury, M H
Nobtes, ~ft A Edmondson, Joseph
T Waldo, C D Perkins, D G Mat
thews, James Rawls, P H Daven
port, Dan E Taylor, W E Davis,
H S Johnson, P P Peel, C C
Stalls, J H Martin, T F Pippin,
J W Martin, T M Lawrence, LA
Draper, W A White, E Edmond
son, N W Worsley, T B Slade,
Abbie Haislip. B F Myers,
Thomas B. Slade, Jr.. Dr. B L
Long, J O Stalls, H W Holliday,
Bob Stalls, Jonah Stalls, J J
Pender, Peter R Rives, W E Dav
enport, J E Winders, S D Mat
thews, G P Inscoe, William H
Smith, James H Everett, R H
Weaver. W R Johnson, W R Tay
lor, J A Cofield, A W Salsbury,
GL Doughty, WD Keel, C C
Cobura, R H Salsbury, A G Perry,
W A Casper, F L Haislip, J H
Purvis, W S Rhodes, R W Sals
bury, G FRoberson.
A quiet home wedding was
solemnized Tuesday morning,
Jnne 23rd. at the home of the
bride's father, Mr. A. L. Wynne,
when Miss Hattie Irene "became
the bride of Mr. John W. Bailey.
Relatives and a few friends filled
the room while Rev. Cecil Out
law, pastor of the Christian
Church, read the impressive cere
mony which made them man and
The bride, carrying a boquet
of bride's roses and lilies of the
valley, was becomingly attired in
a handsome traveling suit of
taupe crepe, *ith.hat and gloves
The bride is a well known and
attractive young woman of Rob
erSonville. The groom is a man
of sterling qualities, and is cash
ier pf the bank at Stokes. After
receiving congratulations, the
brfte and groom motored to Par
mele where they boarded the cars
for a Northern trip. They will
be at home at Stokes after their
Miss Carris Sherrod, of Enfield,
spent Tuesday with Mrs. M. I.
)f!t. Charlie Calhoun and chil
dren left their home in Rocky
Miss Lou Mayo Brown is the
gueet of Mrs T- B. Slade, Jr.
Miss Sydney Davenport arriv
ed Wednesday to be the guest of
Mrs. B. L. Long.
Miss Mabel Haislip spent sev
eral days with Mrs. Frank Hai
slip last week.
W. S. Rhodes spent last week
Miss Fannie Gladstone attend
ed the annual german in Enfield
An ice cream supper was given
by the Betterment Association
Mrs. Walter Davenport and
children left for their home in
Rocky Mount Sunday.
Harry Waldo went to Peters
burg Sun nay.
Mrs. Sallie Rogers left for her
home in Ahoskie Monday.
COMING TO WILLIAMSTON 1
C. F. Haradan's Big
Under Canvas One Week Commenc
ing Monday, June 29
C. F. Haradan's Vaudeville
Show, formerly James Adam's
Big 10c Show, under canvas one
week, commencing Monday, June
The company is bigger better
than ever, carrying thirty people
and nrTwchestra and an array of
talent never before seen with any
popular priced attraction. Vaude
ville, and additional novelty acts
from the largest theatres in the
country. Maintaining the „same
standard of morality, cleanliness
and everything that pertains to
good, wholesome dp-to-date
Program changed each night.
Waterproof tent comfortable
seats for all. OHe show each
night and matinee Saturday after
noon—doors open 7:30. Perfor
mance starts 8:30 matinee Satur
day at 3 P. M. Adv.
LOST—A fox terrier, white with
black spot in face. Finder re
turn to L- B. Wynn and receive
J. T. Barnhill and J. W. Cherry
were here from Everetts Thurs
Miss Viola Killpatrick, of
Smithfield, is the guest of rek>
Mrs. S. A. Newell and children
of Louisburg, are the guests of
Mr. and Mrs. John D. Simpson.
Mr. and Mrs. John L. Hassell
returned Saturday from a trip to
Canada and to points of interest
in the States.
Miss Harriet Davis, of Norfolk,
is the guest of her aunt, Mrs.
J., J. Stroud, of Southern Pines,
was in town yesterday on busi-
Rev. M. E. Bethea preached at
Christ Church, New Bern, on
Sunday in the absence of the
Eugene Bethea held lay servi
ces at Woodville Sunday.
Miss Hilda Crawford left Mon
day for Oxford, where she will
be one of the guests at a house
J. Gus Godard was here Mon
day on business.
W. C. Manning spent Monday
To the Editor,
It has been brought to my
attention that I have been quoted
in Hamilton township as being
against a bond issue for good
roads. In justice to myself* I
would be glad to correct this in
your columns. lam very much
in favor of good roads and be
lieve that the issuing of bonds
is the only practical way to get
the money with which to build,
I have said that I thought it
highly important to have wise
and economical men to handle
the money and that it is very im
portant to have a provision made
whereby the roads may be kept
in the best condition, because it is
a great deal cheaper to repair any
good road when it needs it than
to wait until the road is about
worn out, and these statement I
I believe the building of good
roads in any township in Martin
county in an econmical and prac
tical way is a good investment
for the people of the township.
I frequently see farmers going
from town with from 1600 to
2400 pounds on their double wa
gons. It is hardly a question of
how much the team can pull but
how much the wagon can hold.
Have heard of farmers that live
beyond our good roads taking a
big load to the end of the town
ship, and there taking off a por
tion of the load and take the bal
ance home and coming back for
the portion he had to take off on
account of the bad roads in his
pwn township. —.
Of course, when dirt roads are
first built and a heavy rains come
the roads will fnuck up and when
we have very cold weather and
the ground freezes the roads will
be bad, but I much prefer good
roads ten months in the year
than bad ones twelve months in
If any one has the idea from
anything I may have said about
the econmical use ofmoney, that
lam opposed to good roads I
respectfully beg to say that I am
enthusiastically a good roadsman.
Jno. D. Biggs.
Tobacco is growing fast—buy
your trucks from the Buggy Co.
find be ready to handle it
SI.OO a Year in Advance
One of the most enjoyable and
attractive events in Sunday
School life here was the exercises
on Children's Day at the Metho
dist Church on Sunday morning
at 11 '■ o'clock. The interior of
the edifice was beautiful in its
decoration of green and white
with potted plants placed in front
of the chancel- The programme
was interesting and well-render
ed, there being musical numbere,.
recitations, etc. Several of the
tiny pupils evoked much applause,
by the manner in which they
rendered their parts. Other
numbers on the programme were
a solo by Miss Pearl IJill and a
duet by Mr. and Miss Meadows.
The pupils each brought pennies
corresponding to their years and
the congregation gave very liber
ally as the alms basins were
passed by four of the pupils.
This money goes toward the fund
used to establish Sunday Schools
in isolated places.
Monday afternoon a few min
utes past six in the midst of a
severe rain, wind and thunder
storm, the log train of the Den
nis Simmons Lbr. Company
struck the freight of the A. C.
L. R. R., at the crossing near
Jamesville and wrecked several 1
cars of the freight. It was
learned that both trains stopped*
as is the rule, but the heavily
loaded cars of the log train broke
the couplings, as the grade is a
'bit steep, and rushed down on
the freight. Fortunately there
was no one injured. The wreck
ing train came down, and the
freight arrived in Williams to*
about 8:30, but the passenger
train did not leave here for Ply
mouth until early Tuesday morn
ing. Before 9 o'clock Tuesday
morning, five trains had reported
at this station, the freight, pas
senger, pay, wrecking, and an
extra with Roadmaster Cobb on
board, who came to investigate
Monday afternoon a young man
named Frank Cox, who gives his
age as 1(5 and home at Hobgood,
undertook the ipme of getting
money without work. He went
into the Farmers & Merchants
Hank and selecting a counter
check, wrote it for $18.50 pay
able to himself, and forged the
the name of VV. J. Hodges to it.
He then proceeded to get C, D.
Carstarphen to cash it for him,
after Carstarphen had tried to
sell him a pair of shoes. But Cox
declared that he needed the mon
ey to take him to his mother, who
was in a dying condition. Mr.
Carstarphen took the check with
others to the bank, and in less
than one-half hour, Cashier Rod
gerson informed him that the
check was a forgery. Then it was
that Mr. Carstarphen got exceed
ingly busy. He found Cox at the
station preparing to leave on the *
5 o'clock train. He still had
$14.50 in his possession and a
pair of shoes. Chief of Police
G- G. Sawyer arrested him and
he was taken before Mayor God
win for trial. He told that the
check had been given nimby a
negro, but failed to name his ac-_
complice. Of course, this story
was false and he was placed un
der a S2OO bond, ana failing to
give it was put in jail to await
the September Term of Court.
WANTED—To employ a young
lady, who is quick to learn and
courteous and kind in disposition.
Address X Care The Enterprise*