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ACWJIF OF MARTIN COUNTY
VOLUMJTXXIY—NUMBER M
NEW LIFE SHOULD
BE INSTALLED IN
CHAMBER OF COM.
A Meeting Of The Mem
bers Should Be
Held
The Willtamston Chamber of Com
me.ee has beer, a live factor in the
'* life of Wniiams'on, but- i.iere aie
season* when it *oes not fu: c. ion as
much as it should During .he busy
fall -e— «•« ween everything «ms to
be on the boom ti*re is natu ally the
feeling th- " we do not need to boost
a.id plan, but that is rally the time 1
v.Len we siMNtid be planning fcr the
future. . -
The officers and executive c urimittee
IU. h: - e handled all t> th rgt that
should na.\e been oone, but we insist
that they could function betU r if they
would get an enthusiastic member
ship at work behind them T'lere has
not been a meeting of the im ;nbers at
la.j-e tor sT*erJ months; s> we sug
gest or e at ar, early date.
Williamston is called the g: teway to
the lost provinces and the  ipital of
Eastern Carolina from its g ©graphi
cal standpoint and it is up to us to
make it so from o: her s'.and Mints. It
is a town that receives its we Ith sole
ly from agricultural pursuits and now
in the beginrang of a new y.ar when
it is very proUble that the boll weevil
will be very destructive we simuld get
busy like the surrounding counties
and prepare our farme-% aiainst it
by pi spa ration for the coining of
weevd sr*d by diversifying o*.r crops—
(;ißisii
BALL TEAM GET
TIM; IN GOOD I ORM
The gi. i* let ball teai i, of the
local school, is practic ng daily
pt the Dlx.e warehouse witi. Piofes
sor 1L M. Wolf nndiii'g.
T!.e gufc- have not had i regular
teeun for several years ami for be
girne>~ they rre making y o l pro
gress. Ihey r.ll he in good foim to
maK other hign chwl lean- in the
aeu future j I
MRS. W. MARTIN
ENTERTAINS 20TH*
CENTURY CLUB
North Carolina History
To Be Subjeet
For Year
Mrs. Wheeler Martin, Jr. wa- hostess
to the Twentieth Century Club on
Tuesday afterr«on from three until
five, entertaining at her attractive
home on tower Main street.
North Carolina History is the sub
ject of the club for the year and two
vet) interesting papers were pre
pared and read by Mrs. k_ B. Craw
ford and Mrs. J. ft". Msnmiig. The
subject of Mrs. Crawford being. "In
dependence and Self-Got eminent" and
that nf Mn. Manning's being "Fight
ing with Washington." Mrs. Martin
and Mrs. J. S. Rhodes read selections
and Mrs. Clayton Moore gave "Cur
rent Events".
A salad course was serve.l at the
ccriclusion of the piogram. The only
invited gne=« besides the regular mem
bers was Mrs. John D. Biggs, Jr.
SANDY RIDGB
NEWS ITEMS
Miss Maggie Cherry and Mr. James
Roberson motored to Robersonville
Tuesday afterMon.
Miss Katie Mae Cherry spent Satur
day night with Miss Rowland GodnnL
Mrs. S. E Hardison and son. who
is borne from Florida, spent Saturday
with Mr. and Mrs. R J. Ilsrdi—
Misses Fannie Boberssn and Messrs.
Clyde Williams, Harold Hopkins and
Hubert Colt rain spent Saturday with
Mr. and Mrs. John Asby, near Ply
Mrs. Be'tie Green and Miss Bessie
Given spent the week end in James
vile.
is* Marjorie Jones spent Saturday
fVht with Miss Marie Riddick.
v Miss Irene Hart spent the week end
la Parmde.
Mr. Lan Koberson was the guest of
Miss Snsrie Jews Tuesday evening.
Mas Hilda Cherry returned home
Taesday night after spending some
time with her aster, Mrs. Everett
Misaea Gladys Roberssn and Mary
Andrews and Messrs Horace Hanbson
and Irving Cnlt rain were out riding
Sunday afternoon.
Rev. E a Dood has been kind
enough to us to write for us each
week a column or more of events
here and there. We are
sure MT lenders will enjoy his column
w«I -- rh »
THE ENTERPRISE
,'WWN OF EVERETTS
I TO BUILD POWER
LINE VERY SOON
•24 Hour Current To Be
■Is.J At lie; sonable
Cost
The baan! of of the
town of Everetts has aboat complet
ed »i:ingtn e. s o buiU a power line
to tt illuoKia. s where they will ge*
electric current from he electric plant
j here.
| The cost of buihlingand maintaining
.an eiyric plant has become prohibi
j tive to the ?mall towns and it has
; been demonstrated .hat the most prac
tical thing for xnill towns to do is to
build trmnsmi&aui lines to large
plants and buy their own current.
The ~ building of a line coows much
cheaper than to build an individual
plant and the current can be bought
for half what it would eo?t to pro
duce in a small plant. .
The completion of the line to
Kveietts will jif» the progressive
little city 24 hour a day current for
a very small expenditure, while the
contract ha-- not yet been signed it is
expected that all details will be com
pleted and work will soon be started.
DEATH OF MRS.
DELLA EDMONDSON
Relatives here learned of the >)eath
of Mrs. Delta Edmondson at the hotm
of her daughter, Mrs.. John T Ross.
on Monday. She was
the )oungest daughter of the late
Joel an 1 M. n Johnson., of Martin
County, and had been married twice;
her first ! u loud was Archibald
('ohurn. and after his death she mar
iie«l (leoritt Ldisiond>oa, who died
Hirne >e»r> »?«. She is survived by
four ti rot her .uid o- e sister: Augus
tas, Wdiiaia :«nd Archibald Johnson,
and Alortzo j.-hn-oo of Kingsvflle.
TejKif, and Mrs, Lucy (inmef. of
Ldgifonibe. Four chm.m. Mrs. John
T. nd MesMs Vlau-le. Thur
mae and tester Kdmond-tn, also
si.:vive i er. .
Mrs. Edmondso" was a >pleiid.«i
tJV of the Southern woman, ami bad
given herself -luring the years to her
loved «nes in wha:ever capacity she
could serve them, left with four
small children, he had worked earoee*
ly to help provide for them, and
'aught them habitat of industry arid
right living.
Tuesday her body was laid to rest
in the family cemetery, there to awajt
the Resurrection Morn.
WROSLEY -ROEBUCK
The following wedding was taken
from the Evening Telegram. Rocky
Mount ami will he of great interest
to our many readers.
Motoring to Xnsheville and taking
their many friends by surprise. Miss
Francis Louts* Roebuck and Mr.
Julian Benjamin Wonky were quiet
ly married Saturday. January 5 at
3:30 p. m_ They left by automobile
for n short stay at the bridw's
father's home near WilUamston. N. C.
Mrs. Worsley, who i* loved for her
rare charms and winning personalities
is the fourth daughter of Mr. and Mrs
F. J. Roebuck, a prosperous planter
of Martin County, near Williamston,
She has > tsiled this city on many oc
casions and has many friends here.
She was at the tine spending the
school holidays with her sister, Mrs.
Webb Nobles. 3» Grace Street.
Mr. Worsley is the e-le-t son of
Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin F. Worsley,
of Arlington street and holds a res
ponsible position with the clerical
force of the Atlantic Coast Line Rail
road. He is a ptomiaent pianoist
of the Bet-evue county dub.
They rill be at home after January
10 at 423 Washington street. Rocky
Mount, X. C.
SERVICES AT THE
BvPTIST CII Kill
A- V. Joyner. Pastor
Sunday chool S:li a. m—J. C. An
derson, Supt
Coaae and bring the children.
Regnlnr preaching *i»iu at 11 a.
m. and 7:30 p m.
_ Rev. John Jetter Johnson, of Cam
den, S. C, wfll M the pulpit both
morning and evening.
You nre cordially invited to attend
all these services,
""f" - . '
SPECIAL VALUES IS
MEVB CLOTHING
Harrison Brothers. Williamson's
lending store, is selling the beet qual
ity of Mn J clothing, at gienllj re
duced prices. While in town go in and
let them fit yon up. They carry sever
al standard linen.
Mules we pretesting against the
present style of bobbing hair with the
.fringe in front—it is an enfringement
.upon their plttia da*L Look a male
m the tew and Mt the ■—lsiilj.
Martin C ounty, Isorth Carolina. Friday, • » uiiuaill. I^-24.
i PEANUT ASSOCI
! ATION TO IN-
V CREASE ADVANCES
Cheeks To Be Mailed To
Members Who Have
Delivered
The board of diarctors of the Pea
nut Growers Association increased the
first advance to its members at its
regular meeting held in Not folk this
week.
The increase will ue one half t> ce-T.
more per pound on all peanuts, ex
cept J' which will be 1-4 cent more,
and Spanish one cert more. Checks
will be sent to all farmers who have
already delivered to bring their ad
parces up to the same base.
The Association is also mailing
checks this month to its members for
interest on their certificates of indebt
edness, which is 8 per cent on prefer
red and 6 per cent on the con-n.uii
The business of the Association is
in fine chape, its weakest point lie
ing the "Faint Heart", its members
causing a very small delivery, na
turally working a disadvantage to the
Association. , 4
While the Association members
have had to make a hard fight and
suffer some loss, it has evidently given
the farmer the mos tstable market
for his 1923 crop he has ever en
i>y»l Shipments have been rushed
more than ever known, still the buyers
were afraid to "bust" the pi ice.
It is a significant fact that every
leading crop produced in the l\ S.
last year, the growers of which were
organized, sold well. This is true of
cotton, peanuts, and tobacco. On the
other hand the unorganized growers
of corn, wheat and hay are getting
about the old time prices or less and
this, too, in the face of the fact th.i*
those crops are not abnormally large.
INDUSTRIAL NEWS
OF NORTH STATE
Asheville— New f2,oo>,(H»O textile
factor; of S.'iyles Finishing Plant, Inc.
to l>e eiec'eil on Swannanoa river.
Winston-Salem- New S76O,(MX) ur
ion station \o be elected.
Mars Hill—New girls' dormitory to
be e:ected Mars Hill College.
Ghstonia —-1-ocal plant of Manville
Jer.ckes Spinning Company to be en
larged,
Andrews —Contract awarded for
construction of new dam, power house,
transmission .line and substation of
hydro-electric power plant on
Hiawassee river.
Greensboro —#231,8(K) to be spent for
additional pipe lines in city streets.
Winston-Salem—Plan under way for
erection of new Forsyth county court
house.
Asheville—New $40(1,000 office build
ing to be constructed.
Wilmington—New molaases plant of
American Molasses Company to be
erected here. . /
Charlotte —Contract to lie awarded
for erection of new rord plant in this
city.
j Fayetteville—Contract awarded for
additional street MfWng costing $300,-
,/
Hendersonville—Conduction under
way on new addition to Marlborough
Hotel.
Rockingham—Site being chosen for
new North Carolina Training School
for negro boys.
Win ton —New bridge to be built
spanning Chowan river.
Lexington—Establishment of new
junor orphan's home under consider
ation.
Dunn—New bome of Carolina Tele,
phone and Telegraph Company com
pleted.
Spellcer—Yadkin river bridge near
■ng completion.
Star —New bridge spanning Little
river completed.
REPORT OF THE WOMAN'S""
AUXILIARY OF THE
EPISCPAL CHURCH
At a meeting of the Woman's Aux
iliary of the Church of The Advent on
Monday afternoon, at the home of the
President, Mrs. Clayton Moore, the
following report was rendered for the
year of 1923:
Central fund $30.00
Miss Bisoway's Training 8.00
Training of Theological Students 2.00
Orphanage Recreational Su
pervisor 30. Oh
William Raanseur Memorial
Pw*d 12,50
The Dußose Memorial Fund .... 4.0h
Auxiliary Special ... .... 13.7f
To Orpharat Thanksgiving 10.00
Bishop's I 10.00
United Offering 47.18
Gifts to Oteen at Christmas 7.00
Box to Rev. W. W. Webster, "
Hawkinsville, Ga, ._■ 26.32
Box to Child at St. Simon's
Island, Ga, 12.3
y Tetel $212.07
TOWN OF JAMES-
I VIIJM: CONSIDER -
i nriLDiNi; OFUNE
io fie Decide*! At Meet
ing- Wcxi Monday
Nigl.t
The town Jamesville is considering
the building of a transmission to W[l
liair.sto-i a-ul l'g''t*ng 'heir town from
the local pla:.t. The matter is not. as
yet to be depended upon, but at a
meeting of the town commissioners
there next Morday evening it will
be decided upon for certain.
The building of power lines will
not only be the cheapes; way for the
small towns to get power, but will be
a source of revenue for the central
plant, which at the present has much
unused energy. The local plant is in
a position to supply power to these
towns and others besides, and then
have surplus power.
The rate per kilowatt has not yet
been learned, but it is thought to be
around a figure that will prove profi
table to all.
MARTIN COUNTY
STANDS AT 50 IN
EXPENDITURES
1)1 KIIAM LEA IMi & W AUTAUGA
AT FOOT IN AMOUNTS PER
INHABITANT
The following table showing school
expenditures per inhabitant by coun
ties for the school year, 19*1-22. was
compiled by J. H. Zollicoflfer, U Vance
county student at the University and
originally published in the Universi
ty News Letter:
Tot'l Expend.
Rank Co. per Inhah't.
1 Durham $24.1K
2 Gaston . ! 23.N4
3 Wilson 22.1S
4 Washington .....
6 liuncombe 1ti.17
6 Wayne
7 Iredell _ . 15.37
8 Transylvania 15.24
!• Lincoln _ 14.7^
10 Orange' 1.. _ 14..'« i
II Pamlico • ..... - js.g't
12 A vera ' 13.33
13 Mecklenburg 13.04
13 « Halifax 13.04
lfi Gutlford 12.94
16 I'as|uotank 12.H9
17 Forsyth 12 85
18 Polk 12.84
19 Granville ._ 12.77
20 Craven 12.75
21 Johnston 12.72
22 Wake 12.W4
23 Alamance ; 12.44
24 Rutherford 11.99
24 Warren 11.99
26 Currituck , 11.86
27 Nash ... ... 11.81
28 Itichmond .......... 11.07
29 Vance ll.s:i
30 Chowan %, 11 ,r>»;
31 Tyrrell _ 1141
31 Cartaret 11.30
33 Pitt 11.20
34 Scoltand 11.13
35 Henderson 7. 11.00
36 Onslow f 10.79
37 Ueaufort 10.75
38 Union 10.49
39 New Hanover ... 10.27
40 Cajnden . . 10.11
41 Hyde „„ 10.08
42 Rowan .... .' 10.03
43 Columbus ......, v 9.94
44 Jackson 9.87
45 McDowell 9.87
46 liertie 9.44
47 Rockingham 9.27
48 Montgomery 9.24
"49 Catawba 9.12
50 MARTIN . 9.05
51 Anson 8.93
53 Davidson 8.89
54 Cumberland 8.85
56 Stanly v ._ 8.6*
56 Graham 8.20
57 Lie ~ 8.14
58 Burke - _. K . 8.07
59 Pender :. 7.9*
60 Hladea - 7.83
61 Edgecombe 7.81
62 Lenoir 778
63 Swain _... 7.75
64 Randolph 7.645
65 Gates 7.43
66 .Jones - 7.24
67 Alexander 7.21
68 Perquimans 7.18
69 Caldwell 7.17
70 Dare 709
70 Franklin ...._ 7.0 D
72 Cherokee - 7.0?
78 Harnett 6.96
74 Wilkes 6.91
75 Sampson 6.88
76 Northhampton ...' 6.69
77 Greene .—6 68
78 Duplin _.v—.—.*. 6.62
79 Surry - i —... «.5#
80 Madison 6.57
81 Cabarrus #-42
82 Robeson 6.41
83 Mason 6.32
84 Davie 6.28
86 Cleveland ft.O'.
86 Chatham 6.03
«*' /lleghany 6.78
iHAM-RAMSKY
MEETING ST;..
; IUN(i WASHiNCTO
Huslr.iss >Tor Arecif'
ir*r Their Sup
port
! Evangelist Hum and his and ,
I choir leader. ~Mr. Kn»n?« . jire »• i_
dwt'iig the m» . ,>u«ccv fui revi 1 . ■'
lever held in Washing o". IM i.ui,
they are stirring tie whole lewn t'ro .. (
center to circumference, all tic
churches of the city are b.uking the
leaders pnd not only the women but
ihe men, the business men me le> 1
ing their support- If one visits Wash
ington in the morning fn>m te!r'*"un'il 1
eleven o'clock they will fi d all busi
ness houses closed a'd the streets
empty. The j>e«>ple nre at'elding '"nd
Mr Ham i presenting the'eourise
Christ in such forceful messages that
he is receiving the greatest results >
ever seen in the town.
Mr. Ham is also conducting services (
in nearby towns and if our citizens
were to invite him to Williamston h«'
might be able to come Inert' for one t
afternoon's meeting for the benefit of I
those who are unable to tret to hear I
him in Washington.
MRS. JNO. I). BHittS
ENTERTAINS i:iNl-
ISROIDERY CLUB
Mrs. John IV Ulcus, Jr entertained
the Embroidery.- Club and seveml
other friends at her home in New
Town Monday afternoon. Her homo,
which has I wen recently remodeled
was charming with imple deconation
of bowls of jonquils and hviicinths.
Mrs. Itiggs, who is one of V illiain
stonVs most gracious hostesses, maile
her guests tW-l at home and a pleasr
ant hour was s|ient in conversations
and sewing before a delightful salad
course and mousse and fruit cake
were served She was assisted in serv
ing by Miss* Fiances Williams and
Klsie Aiuhews.
The club momliers were
Mrs. J W Amlrews. Mrs. F. U.
Itarnes, Mrs Asa Tom Crawford. Mr
K. B. Ciawford, A\ ■' ives
and Mrs. I!. S. Courtney.
The other guests included Mrs. ('.
A. Harrison. Mrs. A Anderson. Mrs
W. J. Hodges, Mrs Wheeler M rtin.
Mrs. Wheeler Martin, Jr.. Misses
Mayo and Annie Lamb, Mi's. W. It.
Watts, Mrs. J. D Woolard, and Mrs.
J L. Williams.
RECITAL TO ISE
(■IV EN NEXT
SUNDAY EVENING
( IIOIK Ol ST. I'ITLICS (111 Rill
Tit ASSIST CIIOIR IIKKK
IN PIMH;R\M
The choir of St. Peter's Church,
Wa«hiiig*on, N. C., with the assistance
of the choir here, will give a recital
Sunday evening at the Kpiscopal
Church. There will br no sermon by
th erector at this- service. The usual
morning service at II o'clock will he
held ' sr 1
The Choir from Washington is one
of the best trained in the State Mrs.
Ed Brown, Mrs. Angus Cox, Rev.
Stephen Gardner and Mr. Mark
Swingley compose the quartet, and
Mrs. J. H. Saunders and Mr. Kdmund
I Harding, organists.
The public is cordially invited to
attend.
VISITING PKKACIIKR TO
PRKACH SUNDAY AT
BAPTIST  111 RC II 1
(
Dr. Jetter Johnson, of Camden, S.
C. will preach both morning and even-
ing at the Baptist church. K very one ,
is cordially inviteil to attend.
1
COLLIK IM»; SAVKS 1
LI Vlis OF A I AMI LA i
Asheville, Jan. B.—Scratching .of a 1
collie dog on their bedroom door short 1
ly after midnight this morning prob
ably saved the lives of the family of
,Ralph Ditniore, who arose to find a 1
portion of their home ii flames. Had 1
the alarm been given a .short time |
later, firenvn said, the whole house 1
would have been enveloped. I
The Third Reading Circle Meeting I
of the White teachers of Martin coun-! I
ty will he held on the fourth Satur- 
day in this month. 1
■j 1
■W Caswell 6.77 I
.SO Hayvood 1,....'. 6.76 ; •
90 Clay 6.75 j I
91 Hertford : 5.66 I
92 Mitchell « 6.54 1
9.3 Hoke : ; 5.36 
94 Yadkin - 5.24 !
95 Person 6.18 |
94 Stokes ~ 5.09
97 Yancey r 4.65 '
96 Ashe . O? 1
99 lirunswick .' 3.98 i
Wautauga 3.70 1
NV W TELEPHONE
T IX' STORE
BUILT SOON
Line From
ilore To Tarboro
t o lie Built
t * ——
Officials of the Carolina Telephone
ian-LTele'rrsrh Company and engineers
•' i ' ~'hcrn 801 l ami American
n-lephone d Telegiaph Companies
, e hcv V.ednes«lay making piat
i>, the I i '•li'tg of extra 101 l citcu'.s
I  iti t' ~oint t-» i.lioro and fi cm
"i> . « ll«* *o Tarboro. It is under
• i ti tit !' e local telephone company
. A til ..»! ,»uct a circut to Painele
't.lve it w II t>e met by one frr.n
Tarboro The engineers have found
it necessary for an additional circut
fiom here to Tarboro and one from
lioliersonv ille to Tarboro in order Ui
iel ; e\e tile alieady congested calling
| from these particular points. It is
1 thought that work will begin on these
i line- about April the first of this year.
NEW STORE OPEN
ED HERE THIS
MORNING AT 9:30
I This morning at nine o'clock the
1 leader, a r*ew store, opened its doors
to the publtc in the store formerly
occupied by Theo. Roberson and Co.
Aliey ounis Brothers, the owners, are
progressive merchants with head
quarters in Washington and wilh two
up-to-date stole- there and several
branch stores in other towns of which
this is one.
Their stock includes both*" ~~popular
priced article- and the best grades at
leasonable prices. They also carry a
full line of ready -to wear clothes for
women and are at piesent running a
-ale on their winter stock which you
will see elsewhere in this
paper.
T'ney ate expecting their spring and
-uiniiter line to begin coming in at
an early da'e and they invite the pen
pie o Williamston and Martin county
to \ i-it titrio and inspect the wonder
ful X a] ues offered
*
TRAINING SCHOOL
ENTERS 10TH YEAR
•
Sanatorium, Jan. 51. —The Training
.School for Nurses of the North Caro
lina Sanatorium for th« treatment of
l ulieixufo-is enters this month* upon
its tenth year of work. Since the or
ganization o' the nurses* training
school 111 as a feature of the
Sanatorium service, a large number of
young women have become tuU-rcu
losis nurse- and have entered a wide
Held of u-efulness where hitherto
lame ! workers were not often found.
Many of the-e haxe giaduated else
where ■ ! lie.itniv registered nurses.
The Sao. in;!: in Tunning School ac
cording to Miss Klizabeth Connolly,
superintendent of nurses at the Sana
toriunt. is different from one in a
get era I hospital. In the first place the
nurses for the most part are young
Women who have tuhttCUlosis and who
have become arrested or «|uiescent
cii.se- by sanatorium treatment. They
are given a two years' course, at the
end of which tune they receive a
diploma certifying that they arc
qualified to tuberculosis nursing,
• r that they Tnay take the third year
in a general hospital, their health
lermitting, and then liecome regi-ter
ed nurses. '1
The course or study, says Miss Con
nolly, is the same as that - given in
general hospitals and lit addition pu
pil nurse.- are required to take the
courses offered in and are required to
-!s-i«t in the diet kitchen, drug room,
charting, hefcotheraphy, the tolerating
room and Work in the laboratory.
Sixteen hours of laboratory Work is
required. An unpoitant feature of the
nurses' training is teaching the pa
tients the lu.-t principles of sanita
tion and the prevention of respiratory'
diseases. Eleven nur-e- are now tn
training at the Sanatorium.
The unsightly mass of debris which
the town carts have been dumping at
the bridge on Watts street, has been
partly covered by san«l.*The citizens
who had to pas- this place to and
from their homes, were very much
concerned about the indifference of
the street commissioner in allowing
kitchen slops, garage trash, chicken
coops (minus the hens I, and every
other conceivallie mass which may or
may not accumulate around a town
to he placed there. Dumpings of brok
en bricks and mortar, and there have
been loads of this material, would
have been the proper filling for the
spot. It is hoped that a good growth
of grass will be seen this summer and
then the unsightlessness will disap
pear. ' ,
The recent cold weather nipped every
thing but the blooming youth, who
■till has the same old swagger and a
new pack of cigarettes.
WATCH THE LABEL 0?J YOUR
PAPER. IT CARRIES THE DATE
YOUR SUBSCRIPTION EXPIRES
ESTABLISHED 1898
PLYMOUTH TRIAL
PROVING TO BE
VERY INTERESTING
Determining' Characters
Is The One Main
Issue
Washington county superior court
has lieen the scene of one of th,- most
sensational murder trials in its his
tory this week, when Ralph Collins
was arraigned for first degree mur
der lor the killing of Dr. Disosway at
a colored hunting camp at Pearidge,
November 2, 1923.
The jury was selected and empan
eled on Tuesday evening, which was
by no means the smallest factor in
the trial. The second angle of the
figlvt began on Wednesday morning
when Donnell Gilliam, solicitor, and
\ an B. Martin, Everett Thompson, of
Elizabeth City and Harry Mr Mullen of .
the firm of Meekins-McMullen, of
Elizabeth City representing the Stat®,
and H. S. Ward and W_ L. Whitley
appearing for the defense.
Juilge W. M. Bond, of Ei*enton, pre
siding.
T|ie.State put on for its first witness
C.-C.  iibbs, who was in the camp,
and sleeping with Disoswah), when he
was shot and stated that was shot
twice by Collins. He held substancial
ly to his original statement that th«
shooting w;is done whilst Disosway
was a deep, late in the night, after a
row which had taken place early in
the night, anil that Collins left, went
home and returned with his gun. The
State rested after it had examined
this witness, and the defence put on
as its first witness Leon Spruill, who
had up to the last moment, been ;e
--lied upon by the state as one of its
principle witnesses, but had gotten an
intimation that he had changed posi
tions and refused to use him. He prov
ed a good witness for the defense,
giving a complete ahoet face state
ment from that given in the pre
liminary hearing. He stated that he
and Collins had px-setl along and stop
ped in to get the old colored keeper
of the cabin to cook for them and
soon thereafter Disosway began row
ing and had cut two or three of those
around, including Collins, and that
(•ibhs was drinking ami asleep. He at
tempted to get Collins to go home,
for I>i.sosway was shooting promis
cously across the house and had
threatened Collins, taking up his gun
he said that he would get him away,
whereup Col I grabbed a gun and
fired at him twice.
The defense then put Collin.iton the
stand, who practically told the same
tale as Spruill had told. He further
stated that his reason for crossings the
sound to Edenton was for the purpose
of having the cut which Disosway had
inflicted, dressed by an Kdenton doc
tor, and that he was not fleeing front
justice.
The third witness for the defense
was W ike Dillon, of Tyrrell County,
who was called to testify as the the
character of Disosway. Dillon consider
ed the. doctor a dangerous man and
that he, himself, hail been shot by
him a few months prior to the time
Disosway was killed.
The entire day Wednesday was con
sumed in the examination . of theso
four witnesses.
The"defense expects to put up ahou?
fifty witnesses mostly for the pur
|mse of showing the maniutr of ma
Dr. Disosway was, that he was er
rutic, daring and dangerous whei
drunk, which was often, and some V
them seem to be good friends of CqJ
I ins.
The State will also put on a large
numlter of other witnesses.
Some of the leading citizens of the
county seem to think the defendant
has a good jury, most of which come
from the Pearidge section of the coun
ty.
The day was consumed Thursday in
the examination of many witnesses,
most i f whom were hot present at
the shooting and were only used for
the prposc of proving bad character
either i f Dr Disosway or of the de
fendant, Collins, and in coro bo ration
or denial of the testimony of some
other testimony.
The negro Charles Thompson, keep
er of the forest inn, where the nmr
der occurred was placed on the stand
for the state, and testified somewhat
in line with the statements previous
ly made by him, and corroborated the
genearl contention of the State *
testified to by C. C. Gibbs.
The day closed leaving a doseM
witnesses to be examined today.
The case is treating much intend.
Citizens of all parts of the CountJ
listening to every word of the pit
cedure.
" It now appears that the caee wij'
go well into tomorrow befote It
closed, and the outcome is yet r j
jury's mystery.
P. A .Davenport, W. J. Gurgaav. 
J. D. Craft, H. A. Oliver, L. A. Panw
er, J. A. Bryan, R L Ambrose, Dw
Patrick. Clyde Uvermaa, W. N. 9W !
toy, M. Woodley and W. J. AkM
    

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