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VOLUME xxvn—NUMBER 42
John T. Scopes Found Guilty
Of Violating Tennessee Law;
Will Probably Note Appeal
Verdkt Causes No Sur
prise to Observers
Dayton, Tenn., July 21.—John T.
Scopes was convicted by 12 of hit
countrymen at 11.30 thin morning
when the jury died into open court
and rendered ita verdict of guilty. The
verdict was as expected by everybody
The trial, perhaps the most notable
rvei held in America, continued
through ten strenuous work days, ami
the minds of many great men were
Centered on every move in the case.
The trial was unlike the hearing be
fore Pilate, when Jesus was accused,
ill that no one was demanding the
death penalty. But it was seeking to
dignify the Tennessee law, which was
the voice of the taxpayers of that
State, saying they did not want to
pay taxes to support evolutionary
prnciples to their children.
Judge Raulston will pronounce judg
ment on Scopes today, which can not
be less than SIOO nor more fhan SSOO
AND THEN HANGEI)
Bodys of Eighty-Four Year Old Re
cluse Pound in Home Near
Greensboro, July 20.—Mrs v Eunice
Stevenson, aged 84, was found hang
ing by a rope made of old sacks in
het home, where she had lived alone,
in Sumner Township, Guilford Coun
ty, 16 miles south of here Saturday. |
That she came to her death at the
hands of unknown penonß was the
verdict of te coroner's jury this af
That body decided that the aged wo
man had been beat te death, then
hanged op, in order to make it ap
pear a ease of auicide.
A little boy in the community made
the discovery. Going to the house on
a* errand, he was horrified to see the
woman hanging from a beam in the
palling and he hastened away to in
form his parents. Sheriff D. B. Staf
ferd was notified and called Dr. W. W.
Harvey, coroner, who impaneled a jury
and it soon reached its verdict.
Robbery may have been the motive
of the killer or killers, although the
old woman had practically nothing in
the awrid, She lived an almost her
mit-tike existence, seldom venturing
Ittm her home. However, n man op
erating a little store in the communi
ty that she had been in his
ttore Wednesday and had a little
parse of money, how much he does
not knew, although it must have been
a pitiful handful of coins, for she had
•to means. She was, in fact, a county
charge, and the county commissioners
had mm to it that W W
Tobacco Curing Is
Order of the Day
Tobacco curing is flow the order of
the day, and of the night, too. It is
hartly possible to go in any direc
tion without seeing streams of smoke
and gltttfting (Iras on every farm
farmers generally report good colors
and fair quality.
Soma fanners ere beginning to
smile, for than are many very pretty
crops af tobacco in this immediate
territory, as well as that of the sur
25 tmd 50
In First Un« Trcnche* at Dayton -
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Hsre are the headllners in Tennessee's court trial against the
teaching: of the theory of evolution in public school* Left to right:—
Wm. J. Bryan for the State; Judge Ralston, presiding; and Clarence
Darrow for the Defense. Inaert is of John T. Scopee, the young
Dayton teacher who I* charged with teaching, the theory. The
battle between Bryan and Darrow i* of national Interest and It
Is a shirt slfeved affair as the picture shows.
Chamber of Commerce
Begins Its Annual Drive
For Dues Tomorrow
Peanut Growers Will
Meet Here Tomorrow
Peanut growers of Martin Coun
ty will hold fheir annual meeting
tit the courthouse here Wednes
day, July 22, at 3 o'clock, for the
purpose of nominating a director
for the peanut growers associa
tion for the coming year. Mr. J.
Rives Woraham, of Norfolk, will
be present'. Every peanut grow
er should be preaent.
One of Most Orderly and Beat-Man
aged Dances Ever Held Here;
Many 1 From Others Towna
The dance last night given by the
V.'illiamston Cotillion Club was well
attended by local people and many
others from Rocky Mount, Tarboro,
Washington, Everetts, Windsor, Rob
orscnville, Everetts, and Ahoskie.
Buck Capell'ss Carolina Sun Dod-.
peri, lot Weldon, furnished the music,
wK!cK~w*as very "good. Oh acMunt'OT
c-ir trouble some of the members of
the orchestra did not get here until
late, which retarded the beginning of
the- dance for an hour or more.
Despite the huge crowd the affair
was one of the quietest and most or
derly that has ever been held in WiU
liamston, or in this section, in fact.
There were no signs of drunkenness
in evidence and no outlandish figures
were engaged, in by the dancers. City
officials present said that it met the
requirements of the board, which has
placed a ban on the kind of dances
that have been held here in the past.
Mrs. V Hassell and Mrs. W. A.
James were official chaperones.
Three Die Trying
To Save Aged Man
Ocean City, N. J., July 20—Four
persofis were drowned yesterday when
two young men and a 12-year-old girl
went to the assistance of an aged
man who was believed to have suffer
ed e heart attack while swimming at
The dead are Joseph Buchanan, 68;
Frafl* J: Walm, 28, Buchanan's son
in-law; and Samuel Andrews, 20, all
of Oeean City, and" RuFhA. Wood, of
Philadelphia. The bodies of Buchanan
and Walm were recovered, but the
others had not been found late last
Details of the tragedy werfc not
Jcnown. Police believed that Bachanap
had been stricken with heart attack
while swfmming and that the others
died in attempting to save him.
Spend Sunday Here
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Ruflln and little
son,-Marvin Britt, of Tarboro, spent
Sunday here with Mrs. Ruffin's par
ents, Mr. and Mra. J. H. Britt.
Williarnston, Martin County, North Carolina, Tuesday, July 21, 1925
Success Of Campaign
Depends on Individual
The drive for the annual chamber
of commerce fees will start tomorrow
wl en several representatives of that
Ijody will call on the members. Offi
cials of the chamber of commerce have
expressed themselves as being highly
pleased with the members in that they
have always .responded to the culls of
thai body in a most worthy manner.
Letter* have been mailed to the vari
ous members, outlining the general
policy :of..the chamber this year, and
r.mny answer* with checks inclosed
have been received by the treasurer.
In the replies to these letters, several
pledged their support to the under
taking which the chamber of commerc
is entering into. Many good ideas have
been offered that will be adhered to
iti the carrying out of the advertising
campaign about to be staged.
Reviewing the situation at the pres
ent time, the chamber of commerce is
facing a big problem. But with the
cooperation of the four warehouses
which has already been made known
by the warehousemen and with tfie co
operation of every member of the
chamber of corpmerce, the problem will
vanish in the path of that body and
results will be obtained. |
The success of the campaign will be
measured by the cooperation of every
member, and with such bright oppor
tui ities "just around the corner," this
cooperation be depended upon.
State Prison Account .
Again Shows Deficit
North Carolina suffered a heavy loss
on the State prison account. The State
uuditor reported for the year ending
June 30 a deficit of $563,913.14, which
figures a lqss of more than S4OO on
each convict. None of this amount
went into permanent improvement. ,
The estimated deficit made to the
hgislature In February waR only
$818,312.13. Since that time George
Ross Pou has been reappointed sup
erintendent of the prison. The sum,
which almost doubled the estimate,
comes as a distinct surprtw.
Infant Son of Mr. and
Mrs. Summerlin Dfead
The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. A.
J. Summerlin died this morning and
was buried this afternoon at the Bap
Home-made sandwiches at Pope
Service Shop seem to be in great de
mand. From now on !)• says he will
try to leep them on Mind. They're
Attend Duue More
Messrs. Frank Riee and F. Bowen,
of Greenville, attended the dance here
laat night. j l j
WITH THE LOCAL
Stmmsr Slump Not So Noticeable In
Williamston Churches; Several
1 he summer slump, so common in
f .he business world and which has now
wandfeteriMo the churches, was dealt
a blow last Sunday when -everal of
the local churches were almost filled
to capacity. Mr. Rentellf, of Tarboro,
delivered a wonderful sermon to a
large congregation at the Baptist
Church last Sunday morning. His
siihje.., "The Personal Walchcare of]
God" was well developed by him, and i
he handled it bo that all those present
were very much impressed hy it. I
At both the morning and evening |
servic?s of the Methodist church a'
food crowd was present. Rev. Dodd
p'cached iwo very interesting ser
Sunday evening the Young People's
Service League of the Episcopal
church conducted a nice- service. A
solo by Miss Thelina Cook was heard
with much pleasure, and th» service
was very beautiful and impressive.
There wpre no church services at
The Christian Church. The Sunday
school has just about doubled in num
■l>»r* since this time last year.
v IS WEAKENING
700 New Co-op Member* in the South
t'arolina Belt U Reported
Three outstanding developments in
the affairs of the Tobacco Glowers'
Association during the past week in
dicate that the fight on the organized
growers is weakening most where the
utiack has been heaviest.
The ftrat is the popular reaction to
the resignation of Dr. James Y. Joy
he!, former superintendent"'of public
induction in North Carolina, as an
employee of the association. Dr. Joy
ntr, in severing his official connection
with the tusociation, tendered his serv
ices in the interest of the association
"Let me'congratulate you with all
my heart upon the inestimable service
you have rendered the emancipation of
the farmer," a well-known eastern
North Carolina minister wrote Dr.
J jyner. Many other letters have been
teceived lauding the position of Dr.
Joyner, as zealous in behalf of
the movement which means prosperity
on the farms as he was for almost
2C years in behalf of extending the
public school system to every child in
North Carolina. •>>\ - '''
Opponents of cooperative marketing
suffered another setback when, in a
speech at Zebulon, one of the opposi
tion propagandists was asked point
blank by a member grower if he had
not been employed to make anti-ctf : op"
speeches by the organised auction
warehousemen. The speaker denied
i ny collussion but admitted that he did
rot take the stump against the asse
ciation until after a long interview
MViih an official of the organtfed ware
( So much happened byway of turn
ing back the under-cover fight which
*«ptJontrnt?i ~«f cooperative marketing
iavc been making.
On the dCber side of the fence was
the announcement from headquarters
il'in week that the new sign-up cam
paign has brought into the fold of or
ganized growers over 700 new mem
Most of the new memberships are
in South Carolina territory, although
quite a few have come from Columbus,
I'.laden, and Robeson counties. The re
sult as viewed by association officials,
is a most effective answer to the hos
Vile attacks which are b«ing made by
agents of the auction system.
Figures which have been made pub
lic in a series of newspaper advertise
ments from Raleigh headquarters, ac
cording to directors in the field, have
rerved to present the cooperative mar.
keting question to business men in a
new light and the apathy which has
marked the progress of the movement
in some sections of North Carolina,
tiese directors say, will be converted
into active championship of the asso
The 200,090,000 slogan for 1926, ac
cording to the good news which is
now reaching headquartsrs daily, is
rvsr an overestimate.
Visiting Mr. and Mrs. Martin v
Miss Mary Dixon RkkMk. of All**
vitle, and Charles Sawyer, Jr., Of
Windsor, are visiting Mr. and Mrs.
Wheeler Martin. _ —..... ,
LOST: WHITE SETTER DOG. ONE
ear Waik and black spot on back.
Answers to the name of "Smut." Re
ward given. John D. Biggs.. Jyil It
Real cleaning and pressing done at
Tope's. Prompt service.—Adv.
Messrs. Bnus Whitley and Norman
Ward motored to ferine Sunday
Large Increase In Premiums Over
Last Year Announced by H.M.Poe
Secretary of The Roanoke Fair
A glance in the premium list
-book of the Roanoke Fair for the
present year revealed frtur.y fear
tur*s that will be of much inter
er. to the citizens of thi> and rrd
joining counties. Wo firs' turned
to ihe agricultural department and
there we found large iUMBR.>os in
premiums over those of last year.
Pmiiijims on community exhibits
have been given a big boost, ami
whih» they were in good standing
last year they art cvjn and far
better this year. The premium
list ir, on its way to press and
will be out within the next month.
It will be of much interest this
year, and we can vouch right now
Everyone Is Invited To
Hear Professor Matherly
At Courthouse Thursday
Topic Is "The Ethics of
A meeting that will be of untold
help to our town and. its citizens and
business ineo will be held naxt Thurs
day evening at 8.15 in the courthouse
when Professor V. alter J. Matherly
aiiuresses the chamber of com
merce. Mr. Matherly has chosen for
nis subject, '•'! he Ethics of Business
Enterprise," This it a subject that
is nearest the heart of every business
inan in town at this lim£. We have
traveled over periods of depression,
periods when times were good, and
we wonder why and how it all camo
about. To what end were we going
vns little thought of; for -what goal
we were' working and how we paid
little, if any, attention to.
Mr. Matherly says, "While no busi
ness can operate without gain, yet in
recuring gain business serves mankind
t>y providing food, clothes, shelter and
luxuries." A very interesting subject,
and our people can lie assured that
this subject will be bundled in an ef |
Ladie swho are interested in the do
ings of the business world are cor
dially invited out to hear Mr. Mather-.
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Editor of the Enterprise:
1 Would be grateful to you if you
mention in your paper that I have be
come associated with the Riverside
Military Academy, Gainesville, Ua. It
is possible there are yotfng boys there
whose parents are ready to enter
'them in a good preparatory school. I
tail vouch for Riverside, and would
take a personal interest in any boys
who may come to us from your sec
tion of the countrjT.
Since our school has won the high
est recognition from the War Depart
tt.fefft we SVe endeavoring to-enhance
our enrollment for next year.
ANDREW L. PENDLETON, 3d.,
Major, U. S. Army.
Gainesville, Ga., July 17, 1925.
Mrs. (ilendora Perry
Mrs. Glendora Perry accidently cut
an artery in her wrist Monday "morn
ing, causing the loss of much blood.
- She was rushed to Dr. Rhodes'* of
fice here, where the blood was stopped
and she is now getting on nicely.
Mrs. Perry had walked to the to
bacco patch near her home and hap
pening to have a kitchin knife In her
hand. She noticed a sucker and start
ed to cut it from the stalk when the
knife glanced, the point severing the
Return Homc Tomorrow
Mrs,-- G. W. Hardlson and little
daughter, Mary Davis, will return to
morrow from Petersburg, where they
have been visiting Mr. aniF Mrs. K. I*
Minga and Mrs. Mary E. Pe\ t
Attend Ball Game Yerterday
Messrs. A. R. Dunning-, P. B. Cone,
W, H. Crawford, and .Hugh G.' Hor
ton attended the ball game in Kin
LOST: A PEAR AND DIAMOND
brooch be*ween the apartments and
the Baptist church Sunday. Reward
if returned to Mrs. L. C- Bennett.
Jy 21 2t
Velvet ice cream, two for 26c. 60c
ouart. Pope's Service Shop.—Adv.
tei tho premiums. So take the
hint, even if it is from us, and
s'h ,*t to prepare an exhibit now.
Manager Poe was in the
last evening and he stated that
The outlook fiir fire nets tvns the
best that ever faced his fair. He
ealled particular attention to the
band thai will giv° concerts daily
this y p ar. And he mention, d and
showed u> various contracts that
called for A I shoWs, rid jug de
vices and other features. Wliil"
' e wns in till earnest in his efforts'
in securing attractions, he said
they would prove worthless utiles,
t'v people rooperatr b?- preparing
i xhibi's and enterin"** vaitoUs ar
1 icle-- for display.
Around the Town
I was aiock,
A-.-iettin' on a hill;
A-doin' nulling all ilay long,
Hut ju.st a-settin' still
I wouldn't sleep, I wouldn't cut;
I wouldn't even wash;
I'd just .set still a thousand years
Ami test myself, by goth.
—The I,o> oniotive.
Jasper Everett, of Bethel, In Tarlmro
.lull Chanced Willi Shooting;
Claims It Was Accident
Jasper Everett, a .colored man of
»e«t Bethel, is in jail in Tarboro
..charged with.thA killing of a colored
girl by the name of Lill Davenpoi,!
Sunday morning in the kitchen of Mr.
y. J. Carson, who lives "near Ttethel.
Immediately after the girl was shot
.-l e was rushed to the hospital. ..at"
-ttrrrky Mount- for -t>-*utmi*iit,-«o4
WHN there that she died soon after
having been placet! -under the care u(
t. physiciau. ll r .' 'i
According to SherilT Mart in, of
Edgecombe, it seems that the girl and
Everett. were scuttling in Mr. Carjtrffi's
kitchen about breakfast time, and the
j;iri was trying to take a package of
eii'iiret-le* fr«»m I'lveretts pocket, and
it was in this scuffle: that, the pistol
belonging to Everett) went off ; and
si'dt the girl.
After .lu'aring the story the sheriff
began to loo|c for Everett, but he
could not be found. Later on the man
Everett was located in the top of a
tobacco barn a hundred or more yards
to the t;ear of the Carson home, where
he had secreted himself after the
It was.claimed by Everett and oth
ers that the shooting was purely acci
dental. He was put under arrest and
taken to the Tarboruj jail to await
Boy Killed in Fall
From Church Cupola
Luther llrowri, a 13-year-old boy,
f»il thirty feet from tf& cupola •f-th*
Tuiboro Ifaptist church last Sunday,
breaking his shoulder and fracturing
bis skull, causing death Monday morn
ing at 9 o'clock.
Sunday afternoon, he with a num
ber of other boys were making their
way to the top of the church to look
for pigeons when he lost hia footing
anil plunged to the floor, 80 feet below.
The accident was one of the saddest
things happening in Tarboro for some
time, as Luther Brown was a favor
ite with both the old and the young
of the town.
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ADVERTISERS WILL FIND OUR
COLUMNS A LATCHKEY TO 16M
HOMES OF MARTIN COUNTY
(Mil Adage That Tobaccy Men Worlr"'
Only Three Months a Tear
Doesn't Apply Locally
The old rumor that warehousemen
worked only three months to the year
il. l longer holds good in Williamston.
We facts to prove that such
a .statement is no .longer founded on
Yesterday afternoon we taw most
of them at work; one was donned in
Pluebuckle overalls and painting, an
other was also in overalls and work
«•« in tobacco in" its raw form; two
others were preparing copy "of print
ed matter that will be used in the
ope--stion of the warehouses, ainl an
( tin i- was on a ladder tacking signs
Ff'tf others we did r.i,t see, but it can
be .-.at'ely said that 'hey were busy
\,!itl* tasks in the.field.
And why do \v«: mention these
'iiu.gs? they are working
foi a tobacco market, and if hard
honest work will make a market they
aim to ti ive it. Some of our ware
,i> itseni'-n are going over their work
two timesso that it might
\\ ith i'h men, coupled with the
iu!vin»tiwps that the W dliamston mar-
I.e. i : ' ji r ~:' s yn'ir, no wonder it is
stated, that we will have a good mar
PERLEY PERRY TO
I .oca I Theological Student to he in ,
Charge of baptist Prayer
.Mr. IVrly L, Perry, a former pupil
of the local ltjiptist Sunday school and
who is now attending, ths Presbyter
ian Seminary at Louisville,' Ky., -will
mrld the rog u'V prayer meeting i»t .
the Haptist Church Wednesday night.
These who know Mr. Perry esteeir
hint high and congratulate him on
his ability to fill in the. regulat
preacher's place He has substituted
tor the psstrtr—the Methodist •
Church on a few occasions and he has
sateesxfully held prayer meetings for
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Mis. Laura Salshury Died At Her
Home Monday Night After
Mr*; —Lawn - Salsbury, of Hax^ells,- —
,11•,i at her home there Monday night
at K o'clock, succumbing to.a long
illness affecting the brain and ner
vous system, similar to (F paralytic
Before her marriage to the late
IJobert 11. Salsbury she was Miss
Laura Cherry of Edgecombe County
Mrs, Salsbury,was' the mother of four
children, Mr. K. H-. Salsbury, of Has
•-Ihs, Mrs. I .aura "Edmondson and M ia» ■
.i■ 11ii. Salshury, also of Hassells, ant
Mrs Cecil Everett, of Grimerdtind.
She- Will he buried in the Hamilton
4 ampin# Party Leaves
Today for Coleraine
■ A catn|Hitg party composed of 20
ytruhv, people left this morning for
( oleraine, where they will camp for
a week in Dr. Newell's cottage.
Those in the party included Misses
Lida Cook, Elizabeth Hurras, Eliza- ,
I.eJi Gurgunus, Myrt Wynne, Annie
Louise Crawford, Susie James, Mnr
v.aret Everett, ami Mrs. Dick Taylor,
and Messrs. Herbert Peele,- jr., A
llassell, jr., Dallas Frank, Hrucr
Wynne, Lyman llritt, John H Ed- •
wards, William Cook, and Harold
Everett. .. '
Mrs. Whit Purvis and Mr. and Mrs.
J. H. Purvis.
Henry J. Smith
Mr. Henry J. Smithy of the Spring
Green neighborhood, died Thursday
flout a second apoplexy ,stroke. More
than a year ago he was stricken, anil
for the most of the time since he not
been able to do anything. Mr. Smith
was one of the leading farmers of his
section; He was burled-at the Spring —i
Green cemetery Friday-Afternoon.
Street Barber Shop
Mr. H. D. Griffin, of Robersonville,
has leased hTs Washington Street bar- *
ber shop to Mr. C. E. Jenkins,- of
New Bern. Mr. Jenkins will open up -
next week. '• S
In Washinirton Yesterday
Misses Carrie Lee Peel and Mar- -i
jjfaret Manning and Mrs. Elbert Peel ||
spent yesterday afternoon with friends I