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Get Big Steam Plant and
Outfit Near OakXity
Another Plant Destroyed Near Old
Sam Andrews Mill Site in
Parmele Section
Last week while the federal officers
were pushing their work in these
ptrts, Deput 8. H. Grimes With as
sistants pushed his own. Thursday
morning the Deputy went to a point
about a mile back of Rospoe Lark's
near Oak Ciy and found a big steam
j.lant. The officers arrived at the
scene while the plant was running
wide open. The liquor was worming
itf way to the jug, and the operators
were firing the outfit o a finish. The
officers were detected by the still's
operators just a little too soon ,to
make a chase possible. While the of
ficers heard a conversation, they did
not see but one man, and could not
recognize him. ihey stated that they
though he was whie, bue there wast
so much dirt and smoot on his face
that they had to express doubt as to
the right color.
The plant war. completely destroy
ed when the officers pield it in one
big pile, primed it with the five gal
lons of liquor found there and applied
;i match to it.
Saturday morning Deputy Grimes
went into the Parmele section where
hp desroyed another steam outfit. The
plant was near the old Sam Andrews
mill pite near Parmele. The operators
were running a little ahead of the
deputy's schedule, for all the mash
had been worked up and the results
carried away. The outfit was destroy
Baraca Class of Baptist
Church to Hold Prayer
Service Wednesday
Wednesday evening of this week,
fl 8 o'clock, the young men of the
liaraca class of the Baptist church
v/iil conduct the regular mid-week
service for the pastor, who is away.
This class of young men have been
makiitg~-a-fc6cord for themselves this
summer, under the able management
ol Mr. C. K. Fleming. The class has
frown from a few, untii now there is
a real class of real young men, meet
ing every Sunday.
The pastor is proud to have theni in
charge of this service, and reminds
the church membership that they will
want to be present.
Two Local Men Pass
Bar Examinations
Messrs. L. H. Davis and William
Hodges were successful in their bar
examinations taken at Raleigh yester
day a week ago. The two young men
had studied at Wake Forest during
the summer months preparatory to
the examination.
Making Arrangements To
Open School September 12
Professor L. H. Davis arrived here
yesterday ami is now busy with final
arrangements preparatory to the
opening of the local schools on the
mh of next month.
Mr. and Mrs. Jno. M. Leggett and
children, Jack and Mary of Suffolk
have returned to their home after
vi.'-.iting relatives in this county.
Misses Pattie Edmondson and
Maude Leggett are visiting in Suf
Always a Good Show
Averages Show Increase on
Markets in South Carolina
In brief, reports coming from the
South Carolina markets indicate a
little higher average than has been
given since the markets in that State
opened. In a personal leter to a to
bacconist here a man on one of the
markets there stated that several of
the markets were averaging around 26
cents, and that the Imperial Tobac
co company was making heavy pur
chases on many of the markets.
Town Ordinance Forces
Removal From Main
Simon Lilley To Move His Stand As
Soon As He Recovers From
Present Illness
The hot dog stand once located next
the Atlantic hotel and belonging to
Messrs, Andrews and Leggett, was
moved to a new location on Haugh
ton street extension next to the
I!rick Warehouse company's property
and that of the Roanoke-Dixie prop
erty. The move to- the new location
•was brought about as a result of an
order passed by the town commission
 rs some time ago requiring all hot
dog stands to move from within the
fire district.
The one next to the bank Jiore has
been closed since the l'th of this
month, the limit made by the com
missioners ,and its occupant took his
business to the building next to the
Dann plumbing shop." The building
which is now vncant will be moved
fro mthe street as soon as its owner,
Mr. Simon Lilley, recovers from a
case of typhoid fever, it is under
13-Year-Old Boy Only Per
son at Still; Released
Under Bond
Saturday morning, P. L. Flinchum,
enforcement officer from New Bern
with tow assistants, turned into the
"Honey Road" at Corey's store near
here ami after going about two miles
found a still running full blast.
Johnnie Carrawan, a boy 13 years old,
was the only person present. Ho
said he passed along with his broth
er and the operator and owner of the
still asked him to stay and watch
the jugs for him about an hour when
lie would return.
In the meantime, however, news of
the appearance of the officers in the
neighborhood had spread and the
owner never returned. Joe Catrowan
after learning of the presence of the
officers, ruhsed down to the still to
get his brother, Johnnie, and fell into
the hands of the enforcement men.
The still was captured and the beer
along with several gallons of liquor
\,'as poured out.
The two Carrowan boys were car
ried before a U. S. commissioner and
bound over to federal court at Wash
ir.gton to be held October Is.
Factory Manager Moves
Family Here Yesterday
Mi. C. T. Crockett, resident manager
of the Standard Wholesale Phosphate
and Acid Works factory which is now
under construction here, moved his
family here yesterday from Nor«e,
Va. They will b e at home with Mr.
and Mrs. K. B. Crawford on Smith
wick street.
Miss Emily Wood Badham and a
party of friends visited her aunt, Mrs.
S. R. Biggs Monday.
Mrs. Jim Bullock of Suffolk is visit
ing her daughter, Mrs. , Lawrence
Peel and Mr. Peel.
Mrs. Roger Critcher, Mrs. W. H.
Biggs and Mr. R. C. Critcher are
visiting in Lexington thin week.
D. Bailey, of Bear Grass, was a
business visitor here yesterday.
Miss Elisabeth Warren, of the
News and Observer, Raleigh, was in
town yesterday.^.
Two More Emergency .
Judges to be Appointed
Two more full time emergency
judges are soon to be appointed ac
cording to reports coming from the
Governor's office. It was first thought
that the four special Judges named
savcral months ago would clear the
congestion in the courts of the State,
but there seems to be need for at
least two more.
Williamston, Martin County, North Carolina, Tuesday, August 30,1927
Much Tobacco Being Sold
In Kinston and Wilson
One Farmer Said He Saw a Few
Piles Go As High As 35 Cents,
But They Were Unusual
Two farmers from this county
a\eraged 18 cents for a load of to
bacco sold on the Lumberton and
Whiteville markets last week, accord
ing to indirect reports learned here,
he names of the farmers were with
held, but the average was given as
being correct. The sale on the mar
kets near th ( > border were said to have
been made more as an experiment
than anything else, but it is under
stood that much tobacco in the Wil
son, Kinston and their surrounding
territory is going to the makets near
the border.
The situation as it affects the mar
kets in this immediate section is very
little noticed, but in some sections it
is not looked upon very favorably,
Around ten million pounds of tobac
co ha%'e been or will be sold from
certain sections in this part of the
State on the markets bodering the
South Carolina line, according to esti
mates made by citizens in the towns
where the tboacco is said to be leav
One of the farmers from this coun
ty who is said to have sold tobacco
there stated that he saw one or two
piles g oas high as 35 cents, but that
v.-as out of the ordinary run of sales.
Officers Looking for Stolen
Sugar Run Across
Several Stills
A quantity of sugar stolen from a
box car in Parmele a few days ago
led to the capture of several stills in
that section this week and the latter
part of last. Knowing the uses that
sugar is put to in the manufacture
of liquor, officers started searching
the woods. Dephty Grimes was suc
cessful as far as stills were concerned
in one raid, but fouful no sugar.
Sheriff Roebuck also captured anil
destroyed a steam plant yesterday
morning about a mile and half the
other side of Parmele, but found no
t> ;ce of the stolen sugar.
Officers are still working after the
stolen sugar and arrests are expect
ed today or tomorrow.
But Two Cases in
Recorder's Court
Recorder's court today disposed of
two cases. William Williams plead
guilty to the charge of driving an
automobile while drunk and was fined
$75., the cost of the case besides hnv
ing his license revoked for one month
and placed under a six months sus
ptnded road sentenfee for a two years
terra. '
Alonzo Keddick plead guilty to a
charge of assault, was charged with
the court cost and placed under a two
yr urs' suspended sentence.
Four cases were continued while
the defendant in one case did (hot ap
pear and forfeited--his bond.
Continue to Hope for
Safety of Redfern
■"fio news ha- yet b- .i heard from
Paul R. Redforn, the Brunswick, Ga.
flier who left Ccorgia last Thursday
for South America the distunce to his
proposed destination being 4,000
miles. He was scheduled to land in
the early afternoon Saturday but up
to now not a word ha* been heard
from him.
A storm raged in his proposed
pfcth at about the time he was due.
Many theories are being advanced as
to his fate. Some say he was blown
f/om his course and finally landed in
midocean, others thir.k he was forced
down in some of the lonely islands
in the Caribbean sea and that he may
i» wandering around lost. There are
seme who think he reached the main
land of South America and that he is
lost in the 2500 miles of jungles
f.omewhere between the shores of the
Caribbean sea and Rio.
Mr. E. S. McCabe
Moves Family Here
Mr. E. S. McCabe, of the Murray-
McCabe Company, moved his family
here from Hertford last week. They
are now living in the Godwin house
once occupied by the Orleans, on
Main street.
Mr. C. T. Crocfcett resident manager
of the fertilizer factory now under
construction here, left this mornir.g
for Norfolk. He will retun. late this
ovtning. ; t 1
onic Lecturer 'A t
Local Lodge Vfris Week
ecial lectures will be delivered at
t Masonic lodge thlliweek by Mr.
Af. Winstead, assistant grand lec
u ir of the order. Mr. Winstead will
bf: at the lodge each day ami evening
broughout the week, and all Master
Musons are invited to visit the lodge
and ask any information on the sub
Mr, Winstead is from Bailey, and is
well informed in the subject of
H. G. Pohlman Killed in
Auto Collision Near
T. F. Emery, Also of Washington,
To Be Tried in Bertie Superior
Court This Week
H. G. Pohlman, prominent Wash
ing-ton citizen, was killed in an auto
mobile accident on highway No. 30,
between- Aulander and Windsor at 10
o'clock Saturday night. i
Mr. Pohlman, at the time' of the
accident, was on his way to Aulaitder
where his wife was visiting friends
and where he expected to spend th;>
night. When within about 3 miles of
Aulander he met T. P. Emery, also
of Washington, the two cars hitting
in a head-on collision, eausing Pohl
man to suffer internal injuries and a
crushed skull. He was rushed to Au
lander where doctors found they
could do nuthing for him. The Doc
tor Taylors, of Washington hospital,
w« re called to meet the wounded man
h« re, but in some way they failed to
ni' t't here and Mr. Pohlman was car
ried on in an outomobiltf to the hos
pital where he died at 1:30.
Emery who was also from Wash
ington, working for the town, wan
taken into custody and heW without
bond pending an investigation of the
cause of (he accident.
Mr. Pohlman came to Washington
fro I*-Baltimore about "(fght years
ago and was credit manager for the
Pamlico Chemical company for a few
years. When the Eastern Credit com
pany was .organized he was made
manager and later he went with the
Harris Hardware tompany as its
credit man. He was years old and
leaves a widow ami a daughter about
10 years old.
The body was taken to Baltimore
where funeral servic s were held and
irterment made in a cemetery there.
Theater Management Puts
Ban on Unnecessary Noises
As it result of numerous complaints
made by putrons of the Strand the
atre about unnecessary noises while
th pictures were beinij shown, the
manager is requesting all patrons to
be us quiet as possible ( during the
show. Two little movie fans were ask
ed to leave the picture house last
week whun they violated the rule and
made more noises than was their
The manager of the theatre stated
that on the face of the reqsuest, il
seemed out of the ordinary, but that
the many requests justified this step
and it was his hope that all movie
funs will uid in keeping the house
as quiet as possible while the pictures
nre being shown.
Many Aurora People
Visitors Here Friday
A group of about 120 farmers, mer
chants and business men from Anrora
visited our town late Friday after
noon. They were not only seeing their
rtfighbors and friends, but were call
ing attention by banners attached to
tnHr cars to the many opportonities
their section afforded. The Aurora
! ection is a fine corn and cotton coun
t ry and where truck crops are grown
arid hundreds of thousands of barrels
of potatoes are shipped annually.
Dr. J. L. McMillan Will
Preach Here Sunday
The pastor of the Memorial Haptist
Church has just received a telegram
from .Dr. J. L. McMillan, at Wake
Forest, saying that he would be here
to supply the pulpit Sunday morning
a' the 11 o'clock service.
The pastor will be out of town
Sunday, this being the occasion of
his coming.
Dr. McMillan should bring the peo
ple of Williamscon an able rMssage,
t»nd they are invited to hear mm.
Philatheas To Meet With
Mrs. Lina Martin Friday
The Philathea class of the Baptist
church will meet with Mrs. Lina Mar
tin Friday night at 8 o'clock. All
the members are requested to be
Prominent Ahoskie Man To
Be Tried on Charge
Of Seduction
Case of T. F. Emery, Who Was in
Auto Collision Causing Death of
Another, To Be Tried Thursday
liertie county's Superior court is
attracting wide attention this week,
according to reports coming from
Windsor where the court is being held.
T. F. Emery who was in an auto
mobile • collision with Mr. H, K.
l'ohlman Saturday night, resulting in
the death of Pohlman three hours
later, is being held under a $1,5(10.
bond. His case is scheduled to be
1 eard Thursday of this week. •
While opinions differ as to the cir
cumstances of the accident, reports
are going that the Pohlman Ford car
was forced off the road about two
teet when it was struck by the Star
car driven by Mr. Emery. It was
further reported that Emory was
partly intoxicated, while it is stated
that at least two witnesses *wtH sup
port the statement that he wa.> drunk,
others will dispute it.
M. Clay Carter, of Washington,
will represent Emery while the State
will be represented by Solicitor Park
The case that is causing more
talk and producing the bitterest tight
scheduled for the term i;. the charge
cf seduction under promise of mar
riage against Jack Bowi is, a pro mi
nent auto dealer of" Ahoskie. The
prosecuting witness is Miss Janie
Bryant, of Rcxobel, a beautiful blond
of 23 years who is a member of a
prominent and highly respected fam
ily. Powers also stands well as a
business man in his community.
Bowers is represented by Winston
Matthews and Kenny and 11. (J. Har
rington. The prosecution is represent
ed by Solicitor Parker, K. K. Jylor
and W. 11. S. Burgwyn, of Woodland.
It will probably take three days
ta try the case. Bowers is held under
a |36fiO bond, ■ •«
"Martin County Times,"
Published in 1883, Has
Interesting Items
The Knterprise procured the 28th
edition of the "Martin County Times"
which Was printed under the date of
April 20, 1883.'
The paper was founded by Den
nison Worthington and W. Z, Morton,
both practicing lawyers of this town
in Oct. 1882. This copy of the Times
was addressed to Miss l.izzie Taylor,
of Spring Green, now Mrs. A. K.
Smith, of Robersonville, Mrs. Smith
has preserved it because il carried in
its news items the account of the
manage of Mr, A. M. Kiddick and
Miss Willie Allsbrooks.
The paper, a six column four page
sheet, was foiiegn print for the two
outside pages, the two inside pages
being hand set and h;nne print. Phe
subscription price was sl.f>o per year,
the same price charged for the semi
weekly Enterprise.
The advertisements were numerous
and embraceil a wide range of busi
ness and many professions. In the
copy appear two church ads, two for
lodges, one for town government, one
for county government, four for
lawyers, one for doctor, one for shoe
maker, one for lumber, two for boi k
makers, one for railroad, one for a
steamboat eompiny, 15 for general
me rchandise, 4»v« legal ads, one guano
ad, combination .ids mentioning dry
Moods, groceries and offering Paul
Jones and Cabinet brands of whiskv
ec specialties, one horse ad, on l
jack ad, one hotel ad and one ton
sonlal. i
In the group of advertisement*,
there wore three from Hamilton,
three from Tarboro and U7 foreign
ad«, mostly of the 'medicine kind such
af St. Jacobs oil, Mexican Mustang
With ivery few exceptions all the
local advertisers in the paper are
dead but several of the business
firms are in existence today. Mr. Eli
Gurganus, merchant, Harry W,
Stubbs; lawyer and T. R Slade, of
Hamilton advertised in the paper.
A news item under a Windsor date
line, April 11 describes the lynching
of a negro named William Council.
It states that 200 Windsor people,
both white and colored, opened the
Windsor jail at 2 %_m. and carried
the man a mile oiit and swung him
to a limb of a tree, but that all were
ignorant as to the participant*). The
aiticlgjs signed,"Handy".
According to the best information
obtainable, the paper was printed in
a little building located on the spot
where the City Hall now stands.
Kiwanis to Hold Regular
Luncheon Wednesday
The Kiwanis club will meet Wed
nesday August 31 at 12:30 at the
Woman's club. l)r. J. ,H. Saunders
will be in charge of the meeting
Take Trip Through Shen
andoah Valley of
Also Go Up Into Pennsylvania Moun
tains, to Gettysburg, and Visit
Washington on Way Back
Postmaster Jesse T. Price and fam
ily left last Tuesday morning for a
week's vacation.
They chose to see the beautiful
; hennendoah Valley and on up thru Pennsylvania mountains rather
than the sea breeze'and ocean waves.
Iht' first day took them up length
wise the good old North State pass
ing along. Highway No. 90 to Raleigh
then along No. 10 through I'urham to
-Greensboro wh »re they took No. (50
to Winston-Salem.
This journey had already carried
them through the greatest Education
al center in the world in proportion
ii/ population.
In the circle which includes Greens-
I" ro and Raleigh with their fine col
leges are to be found our State Uni
versity at Chapel Hill, and l)uke at
Durham, also Eton College, and when
all are counted the statement, the
greatest educational center in,the
world according to the population em
braced will prove true.
Another thing seen in the first day's
trt.vel before getting out of our own
State is Winston-Sulemn, the town
that pays more Federal tax than any
other city in the world of its size.
They found the first days run would
carry them over into Virginia and
continued over to Roanoke, 361.60
miles from Williamston and spent the
r.iKht at Hotel Roanoke.
Wednesday morning they moved to
Natural Itridge, which is the best
bridge ill all the State of Virginia
built before the foot of man was ever
.set on the continent. It is now used
to look at only. A visit to the Endless
Caverns was made which is also one
of nature's wonders. So many things
were seen lhat (he second day only
carried the party 14:t.K0 miles and
tin y lodged for the night "t the
it rock Hotel at New Markut Va.
"Ham" said the proprietor of this
hrtel keeps all of lvis hams until 2
.viars old so they will be good, and
"Ham" sayH they were good.
Many of the old battlefields of this
M ction were visited during Thursday's
trip which took them by Harpers
Ferry, West Virginia, a distance of
140.60 miles to Gettysburg where they
spent the night and next day rode
through the graveyard of one of the
world's greatest buttles, where a Mar
tin County man, the lata James A.
Whitley was one of the three "Far
thereat at Gettysburg."
They describe both the Federal
iiinl Confaderate cemeteries which
art now kept by the United States
Government spotless The Confederate
cemetery ic now embraced in the
territory of the City cemetery. They
Hi.w the spot where the North Caro
lina ()etynburg Memorial monument
will be erected, the place was se
ll cted the day before they were there.
Our last legislature appropriated
5 ,0,000 to erect this monument.
After leaving Gettysburg our I'ost
r.aster and, family set out for Wash
i i'?ton City, the seat of our. govern
ment, the denset Bplitical jungle in
the world. The city of red tape and
recognition of voters just before pri
mary time, yet 'the most beautiful
t'ty in all the world.
Sunday morning at 8:20 they set
the Huick for Williamston and glided
along the 277.60 miles with Uwj stops
of about an hour and . a half ami
reached home at 7 P. M.
They had traveled 10H3 miles burn
ed one quart of oil, 75 gallons of
seen a fine section of coun
try in five states, at a comparatively
low cost.
Craven County Farmers
Pass Through Here
A delegation of Craven county
farmers drove through Saturday
evening from a tour through Virginia
and up to Washington. They came
back through the truck and peanut
section of Virginia and North Caro
lina. They made the Journey*m tjwo
Craven county school trucks.
Advertisers Will Fin/} Our Col
umns a iMtchkey to Over 1,600
Homes of Martin County
Highway Commission Is
Having River Bridge
Railroad Company Is Also Rebuilding
Spur Track to Site of New
Fertilizer Plant
With three concerns working large
numbers of men, things around the
river here have taken on a very live
ly appearance during the past few
The highway commission is hav
ing .the river bridge painted and
other improvements made. The com-'
mission's workmen will take up the
coat of asphalt now on the draw part
of the bridge and replace it with new,
Sevesal days will be rettutrpU to com
plete the job. Yesterday a Sullivan
paint -prayer was being used to paint
those parts of the bridge where a
brush could not be used effectively.
Front tin' bridge here the sprayer will
l.i carried to Sweeten Water and
Gardner'* creeks where the painting
of the two bridges there will be com
A law number of men started work
oil the fertilizer factory yesterday
n.timing, and it is understood the
work will be rushed to competion.
While some of the men are busy
clearing the lot of old material once
used by the old Cooperage company,
others are preparing the foundations
for the new plant. Judging from the
space marked off by the surveyors,
the three story buiflhtg' will cover
n large space.
Next to the factory, track em
ployees of the Atlantic Coast Line
ere busy replacing old ties with new
ones and attaching the rails to them.
Work will be started on the railroad
trestles within the next few' days,
nicking ready for the dirt train which
will rebuild the roadbed in several
ph'.ces where the rain has washed the
dirt uway.
Can Be Bought From Clerk
Superior Court and
Came Wardens
Hunting license blanks have been
mailed out- by the Department of
Conservation and Development to all
clerks of superior court, deputy game
and fish commissioners, and courtly
vurdens, and will be placed on sale
immediately in prrpaiatiun for the
opening of the first season next
month, it was stated.
Fifty thousand huntiftg license
blanks have been prepared by the de
partment. Of these 2,0(1(1 are non
resident; 20,000 resident State and
2(i,0(l resident county.
Clerk of the court here, Mr, It. J.
Peel, has if sued many licenses to fish
i ' men and a few to hunters. The sea
son for hunting has not opened at
this time and few licenses are expect
ed to be sold during the next few
days. The squirrel law will be out
the 15th of next month, and by that
time a goodly number of licenses
will have been sold. The law allow
the hunting of squirrels until the 15th
of January. The season for other
game common in this section is as fol
lows: Kabhit, Nov. 1 to March 1;
d«>er, October 1 to January 1G; bear,
October 1 to January 15; raccoon,
October 1 to January 31; o'pposum,
October t to January 31; partridge,
December 1 to March 1; wild turkey,
December 1 tu March 1.
License blanks have also been mail
til to Mr. J. W. Hines, (tame warden
for this county, and he with Mr. Peel
will issue licenses.
County hunting licenses cost sl.2u;
resident state license, $6.25 while the
cost of fishing licenses is for county,
sl.lO and residence stqte, $2.10. Non
lesidence state" license cost $15.25.
James Bowen To Build
Home On Main Street
Mr. James Bowen, who lives
near here has purchased the lot on
the corner of Main and Pearl streets
and will buifd a new home where the
old Williams house now stands. House
n-overs are busy this week moving
the Williams house to the adjoining
lot next to the home of Mr. W. H.
Mr. R. F. Pope is in Snow. Hill this
week where he Is leading the song*
service* in a meeting conducted Kjr
Rev. J. A. Russell.
R .L :S ■ ISJ

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