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VOLUME XXVII—NUMBER 54
Half Million Pounds Sold Here In Three Days At Average Of 17 Cents
Opening Day Sales Attended By Over 2,000
People; Williamston Market Shows One Of
HighesTA verages Made In North Carolina
Everybody Pleased With
' Sales Here; Business
Averaging a fraction over 17 centa,
the Williamston tobacco market sold
351,783 pounds of tobacco Wednesday
and yfeeterday. The sales of yester
day were heavier than they were on
opening day. There was such a large
amount on opening day that a block
resulted, and the increase of yester
day prevented its being cleared.
While there have been two sales in
two of the houses, there has been but
one in each of the other two. The
Roanoke will aell today that which
was to have been sold yesterday.
The general attitude is very favor
able for our market, and there, have
been thousands of satisfactory sales
* mad i with the smallest number of
complaints ever known.
It was pretty work to see our
warehousemen go down one row and
■p another, pushing every pile to its
top notch. Not in many years have
we seen so many visitors to our mar
ket, and to hear the comments was
more than enough to make one smile.
The auctioneers, buyers, and ware
housemen set a ateudy paaa, but were
unable to answer the calls to all four
warehouses Tuesday and yesterday.
Since Monday tobacco has literally
flowed to the warehouses here. Night
and day tobacco has been unloaded,
but in spite of all the rush there has
been very little congestion and wait
A sales manager has been appoint
ed for the market and 260 piles an
hour will be the minimum number
sold. The buyers have stuck closely
to the sales, bidding strong on every
pile. The sales have been of a "peppy"
nature, and in spite of the hot wea
ther and perspiration everyone has
done his part to make them success
Today's sales will bring the total
number of pounds of tobacco aold on
the local w.* chouse floors up to
•ne than a half million pounds.
Eight counties are represented on the
local floors today, tobacco coming
from as far as Chowan county.
While a block will be narrowly es
caped today, it is thought by ware
housemen that it will be posaible to
sell all four houses.
The average is still holding its
own on this Market, and an increase
in sales is ewf rtart next weak.
Revival services which have been in
progress for ten days closed Wednes
day night. The baptismal service will
he held at Daniel and Staton'a mill
at 4:30 Sunday afternoon and a fel
lowship service will be held at the
church Sunday night at eight o'cloek.
The attendance was nearly double
last year and many said the largest
in the history of the church. The peo
ple were very lrind to the pastor and
family. In addition to meals in the
of uie people, they gave us
fruits, n)elona, molasses, lard, two old
hams and the free will offering was
four times more than last year. To
God be all honor, glory and praise.
R. L. SHIRLEY, Paator.
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"EAST OF SUEZ"
EPISODE NO. S ef
" THE FIGHTING RANGES "
A WESTERN and
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Wm. G. Brnre. Milwaukee pub-
Usher, is the Democratic nominee
for Senator to fill the seat left
vacant by the death of Sen. 'La-
CIRCUS TO SHOW
HERE SEPT. 26TH
Arrangement a Made Today for Ap
pearance of Walter L. Main
Arrangements were made toda)r for
the appearance of the Walter L Main
Shows in Williamston Saturday, Sep
tember 26. The announcements of the
coming of this famous tented organi
sation, i)ow in its 46th year, is at
tracting a great deal of interest a
mong the lovers of the dear old
"During the almost half a century
the Walter L. Main Shows has betn
on the road," said L. C. Gillette, the
general contracting agent, "it has
grown and prospered until today the
equipment and paraphernalia has set
a standard by which many other or-,
sanitations are patterned. Walter Ll
Main, early in his career as a show
man, adopted a platform of honesty
and square dealing with the public.
This, together with a policy of de
cency and cleanliness has enabled him
to reach the zenith in his field."
A special train of double-length
railroad cars will bring the big show
here. The paraphernalia and equip
ment represent an expenditure of
more thap three-quarters of a million
dollars. There are upwards of 600
men and women and 200 horses with
the show; almost ten acres of tents;
a herd of elephants; a caravan ol
camels from the great desert The
menagerie will be fully up to the high
standard of excellency maintained by
Walter L. Main in other yiars. The
performance this season will see
scores qt added European features and
novelties. The champion riders, acro
bats, aerial is ts, .gymnasts and equili
. brists of Continental Europe and A
' merica will be seen.
There will be two performances, at
2 and 8 p. m., the doors opening an
hour earlier to permit a visit to the
zoological collection or to enjoy a con
cert by the military band. An im
mense street parade will be seen on
the down town streets at noon on
Hamilton's Tent Show
Here All Next Week
The Hamilton players will commence
a week's run here next Monday night,
t September 7. These players are pleas
antly remembered by many William
ston people who will be delighted at
"Brother against Brother" is the
play scheduled for Monday night, to
which performance ladies are especial
ly invited free of charge.
The shows each night will be of
high class order and in addition to
them there will be vaudeville special
ties between each set.
! Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Early have ar
! rived in the city for the tobacco sea
son. They are at home with Mr. and
Mrs. F. U. Barnes.
Williamston, Martin County, North Carolina, Friday, September 4, 1925
Was En Route to the Weat Coast
When it Encountered Storms
in Ohio and W. Virginia
Fourteen were killed when the U
nited States's only airship, the Shen
andoah was slashed by a storm.
The great ship, about 650 feet long,
left her mooring at Hazelhurst, N. J.,
en route to the west coast when it
encountered local storms in the pan
handle of West Virginia'and Eastern
After attempting to dodge and
weather the gales for some time, the
great ship finally yielded to the high
er powers of the storm and was
snatched in three pieces about two
miles from the little town of Ava in
Ohio. , ,
The control part of the ship fell
fifty feet away while another section
drifted 12 ffniles away.
Other deaths may be reported later
as some of the, passengers have not
been accounted for. Most of those
who were killed were army officers.
Bear Grass Local
And Personal News
I M rs. Bettie Whichard is spending
I ihu week with Mr. ami Mrs. J. W.
| -Bailey. .
I Mrs. J. Kodgers and daughter re
turned to their home in • Richmond
Tuesday. They have been spending
some time here with relatives.
Miss Louise Rodgers has returned
home from summer school.
Miss Myrtle Beacham spent the
week end with Miss Mintie Bailey.
Mr. Leßoy Ausbon and Miss Mary
Bailey motored to Everetts Saturday
Mr. A. W. Bailey attended the union
services near Rocky Mount Sunday.
Mr. Walter Jackson was thi guest
of Miss Fannie Cowing Saturday.
Miss Mamie Mizell returned to her|
home in Tarboro Saturday, after,
spending some time here witjjfft-iends
and relatives. "
Miss Mary Pritchard spent the
week end with Miss Louise Rodgers.
Messrs. Tom, Ophius and Lester
Bailey and Herman jlodgers motored
I to Highland Saturday night.
Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Bailey and chil
dren were the guests of Mr. and Mrs.
WHliam Coltratn, of Hardison Mills,
Messrs. G. W. Bailey and son, Mel
vin and Jim, and Mr. Henry Bailey
and Gilbert Rawls motored to Rocky
Mr. James E. Carrow, of New York,
was visiting friends in Bear Grass
Sandy Ridge Lodi
And Personal News
Mrs. Mamie Williams, Mr. and Mrs.
Delhert Williams, of Roanoke Rapids,
N. C., are visiting relatives in this
Messrs. Irving Colt min and Neal j
Godard motored to Rocky Mount on
- Mr. Ata Griffin and son, Tillman,
of Edenton, visited S. J. Parrisher on
Mr. Richard Cullipher was the guest
of Miss Earl Hall Tuesday.
Messrs. Martin Cherry and George
' Hardison motored to Plymouth Tues
day on busineM.
Mr. John Hopkins was the guest of
Miss Cora Hie Peed Tuesday^
Mr. W. B. Rook, of Roanoke Rapids
is visiting Miss Louise Godard this
Miss Lettie Roberson spent Wed
nesday with Miss Earl Hall.
Mr. George Hardison was the guest
of Miss Louise Godard Sunday.*
Mr. John N. Hopkins had a family
reunion Sunday. Everybody reported
a fine time and a good dirfner.
Everybody it cordially invited to at.
tend services at Reddicks Grove Sun
Mr. Kader Godard, of Rocky Mount,
spent the week end with relatives.
Messrs. James Russell Cherry and
Ophius Price, of Bear Grass, attend
ed services at Reddicks Grove Wed
Messrs. R. G., H. J. and E. M.
Penn of Danville were visitors here
Thursday. The Messrs. Penn are all
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CAPTURE STILL IN I
Officers Also Find Hog Dead Drunk on
Beer; Operators of Still
Deputies Luther Peel, J. Raleigh
Manning, and Harry Martin were call
ed to Poplar Point Township
day to destroy a still. offi
cers were passing along in the sec
tion where the still was supposed to
be they came across a dead hog, but
pursued their course until they found
two barrels of beer almost ready for
the kettle, but saw no tftill near.
After pouring out the beer they
returned and again saw the supposed
■ dead hog. They then found that the
' hog was not dead but was beastly
' drunk, too drunk to stand or even
grunt. The officers out of pity took
1 the hog—real hog—to a branch and
soaked Jt in cold water for a few
I minutes, when some little of
! recovery' were seen, and They laid it
down to sleep off the drunk, s
A further search of woods brought
I I the officers to a 75-gallon copper still,
1 ] complete and ready to run, and a
| barrel of beer Ritting near. The hog
' had climbed on a log by the side of
" the beer and peked his snout in and
drunk to its ftll —and there are others
who would have done the same.
The still and ay equipment were
! destroyed. *
MUCH ['RAISE FOR
! BROWN-DYER SHOW
The following article from flie War
' ren, Ohio flews will bo of much in
' terest to the people of this section
since it relates to a feature that will
be at the liounoke Fair here Novem
-1 ber 8 to 6.
Several thousand people were at-
I traded to the Yeagle Bhow grounds
Monday night for the opening of the
carnival conducted by the Veterans of
Foreign Wars who present the Brown
and Dyer, shows, one of the largest
carnival outfits on the road today.
The days of the obscure dunces In
these kind of shows are gone, Brown
and Dyer, along with other carnivals,
are allied with the showmen's legisla
I tive committee, an organization that
i sponsors nothing but the cleanest kind
I of amusement and Warren people need
I not hesitate to take their families to
the show grounds during the week.
The carnival presents a very pretty
sight at night with its brilliant illumi
One of the big shows is the Wild
West aggregation of cowboys and
trick'riders. This evening at 7:30 a
horse owned by L. I). Foster, living
near Warren, and said to be unridible
will be taken into the ring and the
wild west riders agree to forfeit SSO
if they cannot mount and ride the
Another show exhibits Mme. Zenda,
the midget from Scotland, and her
five-year old son. Mme. Zenda is lili
inches tall and weighs 45 pounds.
The largest python is
exhibited in another tent. It is 83
' feet long and three feet through.
For real downright daredevil" riding
the exhibition in the auto dome cannot
be surpassed. Speedy Bauers and Miss
Hazel Russell fairly make your hair
stand at the stunts they pull off while
circling the dome at teriffic speed.
1 There is a most enjoyable minstrel
show and a very pleasing dancing and
In the Jungleland will be found a
number of rare specimens secured
"from the famous Hagenbeck anifnal
show of Germany. One rare specimen
is the lion eating babboon. Here will
also be found one of ,the pets of the
show—an eleven months old monkey.
Despite his youth he has already as
sumed many of the traits of human
beings. He wears a baby ring, is very
fond of candy and sweet meats and
when seen at the opening of the show,
was devouring a box of strawberries.
Other attractions on the grounds
are: The Battle Fields of France, Roy,
the Ossi field Man, Merry-go-round,
ferris wheel, aerial swings, the whip,
and the caterpillar.
Of course there are the usual num
ber of concessions which were doing
a big business on the opening night.
The Brown and Dyer shows are far
above the average of carnival com
panies. All the attendants are courte
ous and most obliging and there is not
pn objectionable feature on the entire
grounds. The show employs about
250 people and travels in twenty cars.
Manager H. M. Poe is on the job
again this year, and this show will
be another credit to his efforts.
Mr. J. H. Calloway of Washington
was hare Wednesday.
SLAYER OF DOCTOK
DRAWS 30 YEARS
Frank Priselle Who ShoNmd Killed
Dr. Herbert Moseley Was
Greenville, Sept. 3.—The trial of the
negro, Frank Frizelle, who shot and
killed Dr. Herbert P. Moseley of
1-armville on the night of August 20,
was concluded here this morning
Judge Dunn presiding.
The prisoner, who was brought here
from the Raleigh State penitentiary
sat with unconcern during the trial
manifesting not the slightest interest
in the proceedings. Mrs. Moseley
the widow of the slain man, who was
an eye witness to the killing remain
ed in court during most of the time.
After hearing all the evidence this
forenoon by agreement with counsel
| for the state and defense, the charge
was changed to second degree murder
and the negt;o sentenced to 30 years
in the State penitentiary. He was
taken to Raleigh this ufternoon where
he will begin to serve his sentence.
Mrs. Hannah Daniel,
Of Griffins, Dead
Hannah Daniel, of Griffins Township
passed away Monday night after an
illness of several years from cancer of
Her suffering had been intense, yet
she seldom complained, even when the
fearful disease was raging and sap
ping her life most.
M rs. Daniel was 76 years, old and
was the daughter of James and Polly
Hardison, She married W. H. Daniel
in 1874, who died just 10 months be
fore she did, after they had lived to
gether for more than 50 years.
She leaves six children, N. T., W.
D., and, N. R. Daniel, Miss Mary A.
Daniel, Mrs. W. G. Hardison, and
Mrs. Jos. M. Hardison, who during
her long illness rendered every at
tention possible to her need and com
She *was buried in the Duniel
graveyard on the farm. The funeral
was conducted by Elder W. B. Har
rington, assisted by A. J. Manning.
Mrs. Courtney Ayers
Dies Suddenly Tuesday
Mrs. Courtney Ayers, widow of the
late John H. Ayers, of Hear Grass,
died suddenly at her home Tuesday
evening, tjhe had not been very well
for several days, yet was not sick
enough to ca'tkse any alarm or to
cause any apprehension of seriousness.
Mrs. Ayers leaves six children; five
sons, Calvin, A. 8., and M. D. Ayers,
of Willirtmston, J. S. Ayers, of Ever
etts, Louis Ayers of Bethel; and one
daughter, Mrs. C. JO- Jenkins, of Wil
liamston. She also leaves one broth
er, Elder J. N. Rogerson, of Bear
She was buried Wednesday after
noon at the Rogerson burying ground,
near Bear Grass church.
Elder B. S. Cowing conducted the
Four Negro Boys Drown
In Tar River Sunday
Four negro boys were drowned In
Tar River two and a half miles above
Tarboro Monday evening.
The boys, between It and 14 years
old, were swimming or wailing in the
river on a sand bar when Ernest
Dancy stepped in a deep hole. Sa
vola Spain attempted to save him but
went down himself. Theodore Stan
cill and Leamon Worsley In aftempt
in gto save the other two boys also
went down, all the boys drowning to
gether. All the bodies were recover
ed and much sadness hovered over
their people, and the deep sympathy
of both white and colored who knew
them and their folks goes out to them.
Here Next Tuesday
Next Tuesday, the business men of
Williamston will receive the business
men of Rocky Mount for a 30 minutes
The guests will arrive at 11:50 and
'will be here only 90 minutes. During
that time Mr. N. ?. Chambllss of the
Planters National Bank will make a
short address to our business men.
The meeting has not been definitely
arranged, but unless further notice is
made the meeting will be held in the
law offices of Messrs. Dunning and
Moore on Main street.
Every business man in our town is
cordially invited to attend the meet
ing to her Mr. Chambliss and to get
acquainted with the merchants of
Swims "U. S. Channel"
Lillian Cannon of Rultimore,
starting from Washington, swum
Chesapeake Bay—24 miles in 11
hours, combatting strong winds and
tide. George Lake started with her
but was forced to give up. Lillian
is the tirot woman to swim the
MAY MAKE ROUTE
30 FEDERAL ROAD
Designation of Touriat Highway us
Military Defense lioad
According to u report from the
boosters of Route 30 in New Bern,
Chairman Cutler \>f the Craven Coun
t> Hoard of commissioners has been
advised from Washington, D. C., that
Route 30 will be probably designated
a Federal highway. The New Bernian
"Mr Cutler was in receipt of ad
vice from Washington that officials
charged with the authority to make
sueh designations were favorable to
the request, and it is believed here
that when the matter is finally acted
upon, it will result in the designation
of Route 80—through one of the finest
sections of Eastern Carolina—as a
federal coastal highway."
I Route 30 on account of its close
proximity to the seacoast and inland
porta has .been recommended to the
war department as a defense high
way by the engineers of the war de
partment.—Washington Daily News.
Revival Meeting- at
Ha sue lis a Success
Rev. J. R Tingle, of Ayden, held
a revival in the Hassell Christian
ohtiwh, of which he is pastor, begin
ning August 28th, and lasting through
the fifth .Sunday. In preparation for
the meeting new and commodious
pews hail been purchased by the
The pastor reports fine congrega
tions, gooil order, anil the best of at
tention all during the meeting. Six
confessed and were baptized.
At the close of the meeting the pas
tor was called far a new year. •
District Convention at
Hassells Last Week
The Roanoke District Convention
met with the Hassells church Satur
day and Sunday last. For the business
session Saturday a large number of
delegates was present.
On Saturday a representative dele
gation from practically every church
in the District was present, the total
number being estimated at 2,000. Din
ner was served to the entire crowd by
the hospitable people of Hassells and
Proprran\ of Services
Baptist Church Sunday
Sunday school, 9.45 a. m.
Morning service, 11 a. m.
Evening service, 8.00 p. m.
Mr. R. E. Sentelle, of T/irboro, will
conduct both morning and evening
church services. Every one is cor-j
Services at Methodist Church Sep
tember 6th, both morning and even
ing. Please let every member make a
special effort to be present at both
sendees. Morning service'at 11 a. m.
Evening service a* 7:80 p. m.
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Advertisers Find Our
Columns a Key to 1,600
Martin County Homes
I'ires Load Into Arm Near Shoulder;
Rushed to Washington Hospital
Where Arm was Amputate 1
Robert O'Mary shot himsulf at an
fiarly hour this morning on. tho V. R.
Taylor farm near here.
O'Mary held the gun under his left
arm and fired it, the load entering
the underside of the arm about fl
inches below his sholder; tearing
through the bone, the load come out
at the top of the arm.
Dr. W. E. Warren was immediately
called and furnished temporary treat
ment, and sent the patient to the
Washington hospital where the arm
was amputated three inches from the
At this -time, he is doing well and
in expected to recover.
No cause for such a rash act is
known, except he wsa drinking
He was in front of the home of a
colored tenant who lived on the same
farm. He called the negro, telling
him to look, he was going to do some
Labor Day Not to
be Observed Here
Next Monday., Labor Day, business
will go on as usual, the day having
no consequence other than a regular
seasonal business day.
The Day is observed in many places
Imt is not in-small townw.
The post office department will ob
serve the day, however.
Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Corey
Moving to Williamston
Mr. and Mrs. Joe G. Corey, of the
Hardison Mill section, are moving
here today. They will do light house
keeping in the home of Mr. and Mrs.
W. C. Liverman. Mrs. Corey was
formerly Miss Estelle Coltraine, the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Col
train. Mr. Corey #lll be. a salesman
for the Williamston Motor Co.
Services at Episcopal
Church Next Sunday
Following is the progra mof sen
ices at the Church of the Advent for
Sunday, September 6: •
9:4£ a. m.—Sum|ny school.
10.00 a .m.--Advent Bible class.
11 J)0 a. m.—Holy Communion and
3.30 p. in.— Holy Trinity mission.
7.30 p. m.—Evening prayer and
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Hamilton School To
Open Monday, 14th
It was announced in a recent issue
of this paper that the Hamilton
schools, would open 011 Soptember 7.
There was an error in the list and
the correct opening date of the Ham
ilton schools will .be Monday, Septem
Many Callers To
Our Office Today
Among the pleasant callers to our
office aro: Messrs. Ira Harrison, Whit
Moore, Buck E. Rogarson, John - R.
Rogerson, R. L. Stalling*, Benjamin
Courtney, Charlie Powell, J. C. Cobb,
Mrs. A. G, Harrison,. D. O. Bowen,
W. D. Daniel, A. E. Manning, S. L.
Ellis, Mrs. E. C. Stone, S. E. Man
ning, W. ,D. Marbling, C. B. Fagan,
Miss Ethel Lilley, J. L. Clark.
At Everetts Success
The fiddlers' convention at Everetts
proved a success last night when over
500 people attended.
A general good time was had and
there was some playing going on
from the beginning to theupid.
The convention was held in the
To Preach at Baptist
Church Tonight at 8
Rev. Richard Bagby of Washington
will preach at the Baptist church to
night at 8 o'clock.
He comes upon the invitation of the
Christy federation. The people are
cordially invited and urged to attend
the meeting and to hear Rev. Mr,
MJatf Willie Skinner of Greenville
is in the city where she has a secre
tarial position in the office of her
father's The W. I.
Skinner Tobacco company.
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