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VOLUME XX vm—NUMBER 85
iH£ rUST OFFICE
Postal Employees Are Busy People
These Hays; Scarcely Have
Time for Meals
The post office ia the buaieat place
in town at this time, and the amount
at work keeps Postmaster Price and
hia Tiffff i TtT" , ° busy Irom morning un
til aignt. Xney have missed their
meals several times this week.
Our reporter waa allowed to observe
the details required to dispatch the
' '•—— man lor one train one day
taw week. Tne observation convinced
him teat the poatomce people are to
he lympaMunwi with. The task of han
ding tnousanos ot packages of mail,
some Ot that number well addressed,
some haruly readable, some opened,
some sealed, some insured, some reg
istered, some taking one rate, and
aame another makes the work very
hard. Every letter, card and package
has to be obeorved for proper stamp*.
Then thftinandf upon thousands of
bundles have to be assembled for the
North. South, Eaat and West. Some
is hmnlW by nations, some by states
and some by towns. Each package is
for the train that goes to
Biiirtit all this, a complete record
(o be made of hundreds of letters
aad packages that are insured and
Added to .that is the money order
buainess which has to be looked after.
If mtetahoo are excusable any
where, then we say it ahould be in the
U. S. "f 11 service at the Christmas
Masoa. Nothing but clock work would
do such a fine piece of work. The A
mericaa post office is without doubt
the world's best business organisation.
With all the work, the local post
office is doing fine work in the car
rying out of its duties.
Mr. Price, the efficient postmaster,
has just closed his four year term of
office. Ho was reappointed last week
for another term by President Cool
id ge and was confirmed promptly by
During the first trem of Mr. Price
be had the good fortune to have a
record jlwrg free from errora. He
waa only out of balance twenty nine
esato ia the whole four years. Nine
one time and twenty cents an
other time, which is a record to be
The assistant* in his office have also
performed their work well and they,
too, deserve the thanks of the people
whom they serve.
The Enterprise extends its thanks
and Christmas greetings.
Bad Storm Causes
Darkness in Town
The storm last Tuesday night ac
companied by a heavy wind caused
the town to go in darkness for a few
A tree fell across the power
below the river hill and caused
several high powered lines to break.
Superintendent Moore with his assist
ants soon located the trouble and had
the power back on in a few minutes.
The lower part of town was forced to
remain in darkness the remainder of
the night, but repairs were made Wed
nesday to the broken lines.
CHURCH OF THE ADVENT
Rev. Ciaraase O. Parte, Rector.
11:80 P. M., Thursday night, mid
night celebration holy communion.
11 K>o A M., Christmas Day—choral
•uchariot and sermon.
The moot beautiful religious ser
vice, the midnight celebration of the
holy communion combined with the
feast of lights will take place Christ
mas Eve. The service begins promptly
at eleven-thirty and the public is cor
All Christians doeiring may receive
the holy communion at this service.
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Bad Weather Limits
Number to Dance
The disagreeable weather played a
large part in the, dance here last
night, and according to reports money
was lost by those in charge.
With one or two exceptions the
dance met with approval.
The dance was given by the local
Cotilion club and a Tarboro orchestra
furnished the music.
5-CENT CIGAR; 15-
CENT SOCKS, NEEDS
Uncle Buck Says, It's 15 -cent Socks
That We Need At The
While reading an article by the
Hon. Josephus Dani£k, "Uncle" Buck
Meadows said the fnf. that the late
Vice President Marshall suggested
that what the country needed was a
5-cent cigar. "Uncle" Buck agreed
with the suggestion and said that it
seemed possible and probable that a
good cigar might be had for 6 cents
now that a 25 per cent reduction hau
been made in taxes in that depart
ment of tobacco manufacturing and
also due to the fact that cigar leaf
could be had very cheaply.
But "Uncle" Buch said there was
another need and that was the coun
try need a good pair of cotton socks
that would sell for fifteen cents. A
sock that would not be so thin that
you could read The Enterprise thru,
and one that would last for two days.
His clothiers have informed him that
the type of sock wanted by him is not
being manufactured any more, but in
stead a sock with a little cotton and
a little near beer silk is being mads.
Mr. Meadows says, and we agree with
him that since the price of cotton is
where it is that it seems possible to
have a sock of his desire and at a
THE CITY COURT
On Wednesday morning, a short
session of police court was held to
dispose of three cases on the docket
They were all the result of one alter
cation. The defendants went to Wash
ington last Monday to get oysters and
were on the way home when an argu
ment was started to settle the ques
tion whether Eli Rogerson, who was
driving the car, waa drunk or not.
The question was not decided, however
and in the police court no better re
sults were obtained. Mayor Co burn
bound him over to the Recorder's
court under a SIOO bond, the ques
tion to be decided there.
In the rumpas Rogerson was very
badly beaten up by hia assilants, Wil
liam Gurkin and Alonso Williams.
Gurkin was found guilty of simple as
sault and a fine of |25 was imposed
on him with the costs. Williams wss
cleared of the charge of simple as
Will the Old Fashioned
Dances Ever Come Back
This question which is echoed from
every part of the country ever since
Henry Ford-started to popularise the
music and dances of yesterday, finds
an answer in the Detroit News in the
review of an old fashioned dance held
as an experiment in a Detroit dance
hall frequented by the so-called young
Officials of the dance hall had stag
ed the dance for the expreas benefit
of those of another generation who
had been literally crowded from the
dance floor by modern jau music.
But, they scarcely anticipated "five
thousand men and women howling for
the right to dance", the waits, schot
tische, polka and form dances. And,
1 included in those who participated in
this demonstration were all ages from
sixteen to sixty.
"The spirit of the quadrille, that
began in a lowly way must have blink
ed its eyes in wonderment", says the
I Dertoit "It was born to the
■wish of hoop skirts and the times
when the society reporter gravely re
ported, 'the brave and the fair wen
ia attendance'. It waa born in an era
of kerosene lamps, tin-types and fid
dlers. Tuesday night, v it faced high
power flood lights, moving pictures
and a super-orchestra aided and abet
ted by Henry Ford's foor-piece old
Hundreds of old men and women and
thoumnds of middle-age couples crowd
ed the floor from the first note end
stayed until the last.
ENTERTAINS AT CHRISTMAS
PARTY CHRISTMAS EVE
little Thad Harrison, jr. will en
tertain a number of Us friends at the
home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. T.
F Harrison on Haughton street,
Christmas Eve morning from 1040 to
Williamston, Martin County, North Carolina, Friday, December 25,1925.
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Williamston Tobacco Market
Sold Over 7,000,000 Pounds
Weed Up To December 18th
(By Rev. Clarance O. Pardo)
St. Luke 2:10,11.
"Behold, 1 bring you good tidings
of great joy which shall be to all
people; for there is born this day in
the City of David a Savious, who is
Christ the Lord."
The words of the text comprise the
one of the greatest announcements
made to man: declares what is prob
ably the most epoch making even in
the history of civilisation.
As we look back into the history of
the human race, not in terms of a few
years, but thinking in terms of hund
reds and thousands of years, we are
impressed that from time to time the
human race has received announce
ments and proclamations that must
have seemed the most important for
all time. When Moses announced the
law of God. When Eiija declared the
will of God or when N'ehemia brought
the people together to accomplish the
purposes of God.
Ever BO often some great epoch mak
ing, history changing event occurs, it
may be the Battle of Marathon, tike
Fall of Rome, the Destruction of Baby
lon or Ninevah, the diacovery of the
New World, the rise of Democracy,
the great conflict of Nations, the
World War, the Armistice; whatever
the great event may be, however im
portant the announcement of world
wide concern may see, there has not,
up to the present time, been a procla
mation of any event so important as
the proclamation by the Heavenly
messenger; when to the humble shep
herds amid the Judean hills was pro
claimed, "Behold, 1 bring you good
tidings of great joy which ahall be
to all people, for there is bom this
day in the City of David a Saviour,
I who is Christ the Lord."
Rabbi Stephen Wise, a well known
Jewish Divine recently in substance
said, "I believe in Jesus. Basically his
teachings were founded on the Scrip
ture of the Jews". Rabbi Wise also
urged upon the Jewish people the
study and acceptance of the teach
ings of Jesus. After nineteen hundred
yeara, Hia own people are discovering
that some good things may come out
of Nazareth. Whether Rabbi Wise,
who is at present enjoying the privi
lege of publicly announcing om of his
inany alterations of mind, whether he
or the modern reform Jew, who has
outcast from their lives and religion
the real presence of God for a silly
substitution of convenient and profi
table practices, whether they believe
in Jesus as a fact, or in hia teach
ings aa constructive, this this stub
born fact remains. Since the coming
of Jesus in the word, the fineot, the
beat, the greatest developments of
civilization has taken place.
The birth of Jesus, the Saviour, was
announced aa effecting all people.
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rroiy tne wnoie worifi ntts ocpd ai
fee tod by Jesus, the religion of Chria-
Market to Reopen After
- Holidays On The
12th of January
At the close of the market pn De
cember there had been Hold 7,281,732
pounds of tobacco on the local ware
house floors. The average price paid
for that amount standing around 26
The heavy amount of Bcrap sold
during this month decreased the aver
age by about six cents, it being in
The amount sold here this year far
exceeds that of any amount ever sold
here before and the market has cared
for the crop in a very satisfactory
manner. The warehousemen have
worked diligently and faithfully foi
the market, and it can be expected
that the work this year will lead to
an even greater amount being sold
here next season.
\he market will reopen after the
Christmas holidays on January 12
and a fair estimate of the amount yet
to be marketed will bring the total
amount to eight million pounds.
No separate list of the pounds and
prices could be secured today, be
cause suvwal of the proprietors are
out of town, spending the holidays
with relatives in various places. It is
understod, however, that tha amount
of sales is about evenly placed be
tween the four houses, with a very
small difference ranging in the aver
age price paid.
Mr. Henry Thomas Heecham of the
Smithwick's Creek section died Mon
day from an attack of pneumonia.
Itev. J. M. Lollis conducted the funer
al ceremony and the body was buried
Tuesday afternoon in the family cem
Mr. Beecham was 66 yeaVs old.
Prior to a few month ago he lived In
Beaufort county, but since that tim
he has resided in the Smithwick's
Creek section. He had been a hard
working farmer all his life. A widow
and four children survive.
tianity, the Church of Christ. No
matter how seriously wrong world
conditions may be; regardless how
tangled our lives have become; even
though we are far short of what we
desire or He desires for us, the world,
civilisation, ourselves are infinitely
better and finer because of Jesus the
Saviour. And because of Him the hum
blest, the weakest may approach the
Mercy Seat and And cleansing, for
givness, pardon. Salvation and I narr
ation for all tine.
God grant that His Spirit may bring
to each of us who read these lines, a
personal message of the Saviour born
in oor hearts and lives. That is the
real meaning of Christmas, tha pres
ent* of Christ
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No Issue of Enterprise
Next Tuesday, the _ Mh
There will be no issue of The
Enterprise nest Tuesday, it be
ing the custom to give the force
a few days off each Christmas
season. Instead of missing today's
isaue the boys preferred to miss
nest Tuesday's issue. Our next
paper will go to press Friday,
January 1, 1926.
A part of the force will spend
the dsys out of town, while some
will remain at home. During the
meantime as well as all the time,
each member of the force from
Editor to devil, sends his sincerest
wishes to each subscriber for a
Joyful Christmas snd a pleasant
Banks Of County Will
The various banks of the county
will observe both Friday and Satur
day as holidays, this year. It could
not be learned at this time whether
the banks of Bobersonville would take
both the days are not, but the Farm
ers and Merchants, of Williamston,
the Bank of Hamilton, the Bank of
Oak City and the Planters and Mer
chants Bank of Everetts will take both
days as holidays.
Since there is only one day between
Christmas and Sunday the various in
stituions mentioned decided to make
possible for. their employees a three
day vacation. "
It is understood that all stores will
be open Saturday.
William s—Rober son
At the Methodist parsonage last
Tuesday night, Miss Fannie Roberson
became the bride of Mr. Clyde Wil
liams. The ceremony was performed
by Rev. T. W. Lee at 8 o'clock.
Mrs. Williams is the daughter of
Mrs. Reubin Roberson and the late
Mr. Roberson and is one of the most
popular young women of her com
munity. Mr. Williams is a son of Mr.
and Mrs. John A. Williams tnd is a
very promising young farmer. Both
Mr. and Mrs. Griffin are life-long resl
dtntn of Williams township. They
will be at home with Mr. Jake Lee,
an uncle of the groom.
SERVICES AT THE
A. J. Manning, Pastor.
Sunday school, 9:46, a. m.—W .C.
Service, 11:00 a. m.
Evening service, 7:80 o'clock.
Every one is cordially invited to at
tena each service.
Mrs. J. B. Cherry and daughters of
Everetts were pleasant callers to our
office last Tuesday afternoon.
Mrs. B. A. Critcher and littlo son,
Burns, jr., will leave Saturday for
Cardiff and Baltimore, Md. to visit
Mr. Sam Canon of Bethel waa here
Mr. Bullock Kills
A fat and greasy Christmas goes to
Mr. Nash Bullock, has just
killed a large porker, weighing 750
Mr. Bullock is a farmer and resides
near Robersonville. The weight of the
hog will bear out the fact that Mr.
Bullock is a successful farmer.—Re
POULTRY MAN GETS
White Orpingtons Win Three Prizes
In Spite of Large Number
Entered in Show
Mr. Theodore Reberson, proprietor
of the Roanoke Poultry yards, has just
received valuable awards from the
American Poultry association for'
prizes he won in the show held at
Asheville last November.
Mr. Roberson received three di-j
plomas from the association, the first
for the best hen, the second for the
best cock, and a third for the best
These prizes were won by Mr. Rob
erson's white Orpingtons and were in
competition with all birds of the Eng
This is a high compliment paid to
Mr. Roberson's chickens, in fact it
does honor to the South as well as to
our own town and state.
On Advertising Boards
The two great paintings exhibited
on the bill boards of the Poster Ad
vertising association, one appearing
on a board near the Atlantic hotel,
and another on a board located on
the Washington road, near Speller's
store, are worthy of the attention of
all people. They* were posted by the
Company as a contribution to the
spirit and happiness of tho season.
They are not generally posted in
Mnall towns generally, but are in
cities of more than 10,000 people. Rev.
C. O. Pardo made a special effort to
have them displayed here and ttw
company complied with his request.
The first picture is called the "Na
tivity" and shows Jesus in the arms
of his mother, Mary with Joseph
standing by. They are surrounded by
the wise men who were led by the
star to the spot.
The scene is from Matthew 2:XI,
"And when they were come unto the
house they saw the young child with
Mary his mother, and fell down and
The second painting, called the
"Dawn of Progress" shows men in
the modern day, the wide fields and
great factories with all modern scienct
and progress displayed on every hand
Back of them stands the church show
ing that out of the dust comes tin
1 dawn and out of the church come;
1 The paintings will remain on tht
boards through the Christmas season
tree Feels on House
Damages Porch Rooi
i What came near being a serious ac
i. cident occurred last . Tuesday nigh'
when the storm' of that night blew
down a large oak tree on the porcl
of the home of Mr. C. It. Fleming ii
New Town. About twelve inches o
the roofing was torn off by the tree
The tree had been dead for somi
time, and the high wind Tuesday nigh
t toppled it over.
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■. *■' Mrs. L. B. Harrison and Mins Mar
I garet Manning motored to Louisburj
Tuesday to bring Miss Evelyn Har
f rison home, she having been in schoo
' there for the last several months.
- MR. SENTELLE TO HE AT
BAPTIST CHURCH SUNDAY
I Mr. R. E. Sentelle will preach a
• the Baptist church next Sunday morn
' The public is cordially invited ou
■ to hear him.
BIDS RECEIVED FOR THE
CONSTRUCTION OF BRIIXJI
1 ' Bids were under consideration last
Wednesday in Raleigh for the con
. struetion of the bridge to be buiil
across the Chowan river, connectin
Chowan and Bertie counties. The low
est bid made.was by Sanford anc
■ Brooks of Charletson, S. C., fo:
1432,422.76. The bid is considerably
lower than the estimate made by th
f State Highway commission. The esti
r mate was around (525,000.
The Chowan bridge will be abou
one and a half mileß in length an
, will have a swing span of 200 feet
r The bridge upon completion will brim
t the sections closer together and wher
several ferries have been used to cor
vey traffic, the bridge will afford
) crossing that will save time and ei
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Columns a Key to 1,600
Martin County Homes
j MAN\ CASES IN
l ases of Stealing, transporting and
I Manufacturing Liquor, and
Larceny Before Court ~
, 'The increase of business during the
, hojiday season even reached to the
County Recorder's court here last
Tuesday. The court outclassed the
of the Superior court held here
a few. days ago in both interest and
attendance. Cases of stealing, trans
• porting and tlie manufacture of liquor,
I lighting and larceny came before
i The case against Will Joyner for
larceny in which he had been adjudged
guilty, was culled for tinal judgment
and Joyner was assigned to the
• roads of Edgecombe county for a -
; term of three months.
• J Paul W ildinan, llenry Hoberson and *
j'L'onnie tlurper, three young white
: boys of the Parade section were
|in court facing a larceny charge.
| i ach pf the defendants plead guilty
: ot receiving. They were required to
• i'ay the cost of the court and each"
1 of them was placed under a suspend
ed judgment for the term of twelve
• months, and required to enter into
i bond in the sum of SIOO for their ap
• pearance every three months to
show good behavior. —'' " ',
> By use of a truck these three boys
t would, late in evening, go to the
» cotton fields of their neighbors and
steal cotton that day and which had
not been housed. The boys are of
good families and who are well
thought of in their communities.
• The next case was that against
Komulus Moore, he being charged with
' removing crops. He was found guilty
ami was required to pay the costs. He
f had made satisfactory terms with his
' land lord, Warren Gray and thua es-
I .'aped paying further damages.
• The case of state versus J. S. Ayers
' charging him with passing worthless
• checks proved the defendant not guil-
B ty of the charge.
The next case charged Mack Woel-
II ard, Bill Sykes, Sprat Bumpus and
11 James Daniel with manufaucturing
• liquor. Defendants Woolard and
B Sykes, through their attorney B. A.
Critcher, plead guilty to the charge.
Bumpus and Daniel each resisted and
plead not guilty. The-testimony of tht
" state showed that on a recent night,
'' Deputy J. K. Manning, Harry Martin
¥ and Peter l'rice walked upon the
0 bunch where they were running a still
in full blast. Daniel claimed to be only
'• 14 years of age, but he failed to satis
e t> Judge Smith in that the recollec
lion of his birth was good, so he was
® adjudged guilty, fined $1.06 and cost
and sentenced to jail for twenty
n liumpus, who is rather an elderly
negro was asleep during the raid and
e did not arouse until the entire plant
was torn up by the officers. Bumpus
claimed that he was engaged in in
-18 nocent sleep while on a friendly visit
:s and that he had nothing to do with
the estblaishment. Yet, the old "dog
ie tray" company/Was too strong for
him, and he was-found guilty by the
court and sentenced to the Edgecombe
ruads for a period of three months.
Two colored damsels, Maude Lee
Ttuliage and Ernestine Wood, form
ed the next case, they being charged
with fighting with deadly weapons,
he chsb «wwm - continued to a later -
' The desire for Christmas turkeys
" led Robert Maker, Karl Teel and Joo
' Browne three young colored boys, into
e " court. They plead guilty to the charge
,c accusing them of having stole turk
lt eys. JJach was charged with the cost
and prayer for judgment was continu
ed for one year, with each under a
r " *75.00 bond.
K Somebody's supply of Christmas
r . liquor will, no doubt, run short since
" Toney Everett was founa guilty of
transporting liquor. A fine of SSO.
along with the costs was imposed on
Court will convene as usual next
Tuesday with Judge Smith on the
fl " bench and Solicitor Peel prosecut
jt inK "
E Mr. Ernest Pippen and Miss Carrie
Delle Roebuck were married Tuesday,,
it evening, December 15 at eight o'clock,
i- Rev. J. P. Gulley officiating. Only a
It few immediate friends attended,
ig The bride was dressed in a brown
i- satin dress with accessories to match,
id They left immediately after the cere
>r mony for Rocky Mount where they
ly caught the train for Richmond and
te other northern points.
The wedding came as a great sur
prise to their many friendia in and
nt around Hamilton,
Mr. and l(rs. T. B. Brandon left
ig Tuesday for St. George, S. C, to spend
re three weeks with relatives.
a Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Stubbs and Ik
x- tie son, Harry, jr. visited relatives in
Wake Forest tbU week.
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