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VOLUME XXX—NUMBER 70
HIGHWAY NO. 90 IS
SCENE OF MANY
WRECKS SUNDAY
Several Cars Are Almost
Complete Wrecks, But
Few People Injured
NO ONE BADLY HURT
Three Cari Pile Up at Bridge West of
Robersonville; Two Others
Wrecked Near Bethel
Highway 90 east of Tarboro,
was the sceWe of several automobile
. accidents shortly after dusk Sunday.
In pracitcally every instance, the cars
were badly torn up, but in only one
case did anybody get badly hurt,
iJust beyond Bethel, two cars ran
i. together, causing- one, a Chevrolet
coach, to turn over several' times
while the other, a new Nash roadstei
was headed across thiP'road into a
little woods several * hundred feet
away. A white lady, of Kaleigh riding
in the Chevrolet car, was painfully
but not seriously hurt. Lula Rogers,
a local colored woman and who was in
the Nash car, had her leg badly cut.
There were several other colored peo
ple from here in the wreck, but they
eacaped with slight bruises. Several
explanations as to how the wreck oc-
curred were offered, but they differeo
greatly, and it is understood that the
will be Mettled in eourt. Sam
Stokes, young'colored boy who was
riding in the Nash, stated he hardly
knew how it happened, that all he re
membered very well was when he
started to jump from the car as it
plowed its way to the little woods and
had something to crown him on the
iiead and send him back to his seat.
A colored man named Tilhman, fire
man on the local freight train was
driving the Nash. Wrecking service
was ordered, and the damaged cars
ware pulled into Bethel.
A complete tear-up was reporteo
when two young men from Windsor
had their car run into by a Dodge
sedan at a bridge near Mr. B. K.
Jenkins' farm a short distance beyond
Roberaonville. It is understood they
were dangerously cut by glass from
the windshield. The colored driver of
the Dodge, after demolshing the
Windsor car plowed its nose under'
an approaching Ford and stood it on
its rear end with the radiator in the
fair.
The colored driver &as placed nn- [
der arrest, and was charged with
being drunk.'
Within a year, six cars have been i
torn up at the same bridge. In the j
first wreck, several months ago, a ;
man was killed.
On Highway No. 11 leading from
Bethel to Greenville, another wreck
was reported. It is understood one of
the drivers got out and said to the
driver of the other car, "You huvu
"rifled my car, now get out and we
wili Settle it." "They were fighting
like dogs," a traveller said who pass
ed soon after the cars ran together.
Jamesvitle People Want
V. E. & P. Co. Service
Representative citizens of James
ville meeting with Mr. J. T. Chase,
general manager of the Virginia
Electric and Power "company, here
last nigK, were anxious for infor
mation assuring them that the V. E.
and P. lines would be carried through
their town. Mr. Chase could give j
no definite answer, but stated that it i
was his company's desire to serve 1
the small as well as the large townd, '
and would serve Jamesville if the
present expansion program goes
through.
Junk Man Gets Big
♦ Load of Old Stills
I
The junk man never fails to get
a load of old copper when he calls
ut Sheriff Roebuck's place of business
at the courthouse. Today a truck,
loaded with copper stills, left the
courthouae .
STRANrv
THEATRE | J
WEDNESDAY
BUDDY
ROOSEVELT
in
"THE PHANTOM
• BUSTER"
Also Comedy
"BEAUTY a la MUD"
Always a Good Show
THE ENTERPRISE
MURDER SATURDAY
NIGHT MAKES THIRD
TRAGEDY IN FAMIL Y
Supt. A. T. Allen To
Speak Here Sunday
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A. T. Allen, Superintendent
of Public Instruction in the
State, ia scheduled to apeak at
the nest community meeting in
the school auditorium Sunday.
Mr. Allen ia a widely known
educator and hia appearance
here next Sunday evening
should be of much interest to
the people in the community.'
Mr. Allen will speak on the
subject, "What my work is do
ing for the advancement ot
Christian Citixenship inthe State
of North Carolina."
BAPTISTS HEAR
PROF. L. H. DAVIS
"Sin From the Layman's
Of Discourse
"Sin from the Layman's Viewpoint",
was the subject of a talk made by
Professor L H. Davis at the Baptist
church here last Sunday morning in
the absence of the pastor, C. H.
Dickey. The value of such a talk had
fcetn discussed by the church's pas
tor, and it was to present the lay
man's viewpoint that Mr. Davis was
asked to speak to the congregation
Sunday morning.
»-
In his talk, Mr. Davis spoke of Bin
VM the Church is wont to see it, and,
also as it appears to us upon exami
nation. He went on to say, "Evangeli
cal or theological sin is portrayed by
the clergy as being the following or
natisfying of certain desires which
conduct is forbidded by God. These
desires' are both natural and super
licial. One admonition after another
is delivered by the - Chufch, which,
when defined would, if obeyed, strike
at the very heart of the universal
man-becoming God impuse. Following
thr proceedure prescribed by the early
Church, the progress of the world was
given such a great setback as time
only can redeem. By secluding itself
irom the najtural pursuits of men
necessary to give a livelihood for'
themselves and their needy families,
and to work out tehir destinies, the
Church through its influence brought
nbout untold stagnation. Misery, war
and ignorance reigned supremely.
Happily the greater portion of the
Church's admonitions • have been, and
still are good, but those which for
centuries characterized it heaped coals
of fire upon its own head. The adage j
that we are the worst enemies to our
selves applies aptly *6 organizations
end institutions.
"Such unnatural and humanly in
stituted barriers and standards have
literally driven men from the Church.
The earth and nature are not sinful
as we are often urged to believe; they
are good. From the earth's bowels
comes that which gives to this world
its economic stability, for which man
is grateful; out of its soil and filmy
layer of atmosphere are extracted
those things of life-giving substance;
its mountains, lakes and gorgeous
wood declare the beauty of It all. We
know, because we have seen and
learned by actual living, that these
ore blessings and not traps and
stumbling blocks fo rthe feeble feet
of men. Then, by fortifying herself
against the natural, the manifestly
good and all essmtial, she has lost
from her ranks masses of intelligent
men.
This man* of men for whose useful
lives the Church has great need are
grouped about two schools of thought.
They are grouped not because of re
ligious scruples but mental attitude,
primarily towards the Church. There
are those who have developed a phi
losophy of life which takes care of
both their intellectual journeys and
(iacoveries as well as their emotion
al ideals and aspirations. The natur
olists, both biologists and physicists,
ae found in this group. These have
recently welcomed in their midst the
modem psychologists. AH have phi
losophies which are in harmony with
Ihe universal thread, the call to man
to live rightly, found in the teachings
of the great minds of India, China
nnd Palestine.
"There are - others who are not
where they are because of active
thinking but rather because of their
acceptance of whatever fate might be
fal> them. Thinking is too hard for
them and requires too much effort.
Acceptance of the Church's teachings
is out of the question, lor the im
possibility of doing M the Sunday
Morning Divines urge us is excelled
in certainty only be examples of the
Churchand sometimes even the clergy.
They have resigned themselves and
live if> the knowledge that the world
here is not such a bad place, and by
Williamston, Martin County, North Carolina, Tuesday, November 1, 1927
Family of Ben Bazemore
Has Unusual Record
Of Deaths
WIFE IS SHOT DOWN
Negro Man in for Murder of
Woman Who Wat -Mother of
George Frank Bazemore
The killing of his wife, Emily, 59,
by Henry CarsonXcplored, early last
Sunday morning, brought the list of
tradgedies ifi thevfamily of Ben Llaie
more, aged colored man living near
here, to three. About thirty years ago
the first misfortune in the home oc
curred when the little hut caught tire
and burned two of their children t*
death. Hardly two.mdnths ago, a son,
George Frank, was electrocuted at the
State's prison, Kaleigh, for the mui
der of Gordon Yelverton.
It is reported that Carson went to
the Hazemore home shortly after mid
night, and after spending some time
there, drinking and playing a guitar,
he became a tiresome- visitor. Baze
more with his daughter pushed him
out of the house and closed the door.
The enraged man refused to. leave
- the . grounds, ana murium ea at the
tieatment he had received. When
Bazemore's wife pulled a curtain to
one side and looked out the window,
Carson fired his 32-caliber pistol, the
bullet taking effect in the Woman's
breast. She*walked it ft'w feet and fell
across a bed where she died two
minutes later. Carson fired two other
shost, but both of them missed theii
mark.
When Sheriff Roebuck reached the
scene, he found Carson only a few
hundred yards away from the house.
The negro claimed he knew nothing
r.bout the killing. At the time, how
ever, Carson had the small gun on
hia person with three cartridge blanks
In It. Yesterday, after he had sober
ed up, Carson stated he went to the
home where, Hazemore agreed to
give him all the liquor he wanted for
fifty cents, and (hat he got drunk.
Other than this, ke knew very little
about the happenings taking place.
Carson was placed in jail where he
awaits the next term of Martin Coun
ty Superior court.
In his neighborhood, near Bethle
hem church in Williams township,
Carson was considered a very quiet
j and peaceful negro.
LONG - DISTANCE
LINES EXTENDED
Local Office To Be One of
Best Equipped Exchanges
In Entire Country
The Carolina Telephone ilnd -Tele
graph company has just completed the
ntringing of four circuits of copper
wire on the Washington road, mak
ing avajlable direct telephone con
nections to Washington, Greenville
and Wilson.
On the Windsor route, the company
has completed nine additional cir
cuits as far as Windsor. Several of
these lines will be carried on into
Ahoskie, some to Edenton and three
direct to Norfolk. After these lines
are completed, the linesmen will be
transferred here where they will start
luilding several additional circuits to
Tarboro.
When the program is completed, of
ficials of the company Btate that
Williamston will have one of the best
equipped long distance offices in the
country.
the hope that hereafter is either a
better place or nothing.
The purpose of the Church is a.
high and holy as the lives of men. It
is service to man, and must continue
to be or it will die. To serve humanity,
intelligence and numbers both count.
We are becoming both more intelligent
and ihoie numerous. We can't afford
to lose from our army either numbers
or those whose intelligence and wis
dom are Fuperior." , ' •' ■
The fpeaker went on to say, "To
make lifd more abundant here ia the
end of all worthy endeavor. Thus we
are thinking today not in terms of
over-yonder bliss, but in terms of
p/esent-day happiness in living." He
showed that this was not a new
philosophy, for both Buddha and Con
fucius, ancient teachers of the East,
had no little to Bay about it. Living
this life is governed by universal
laws which exact penalties upon theii
transgression no less assuredly than
they give joy in their fulfilment. So,
sin from the layman'a viewpoint be
comeg real and has to be reckoned
with whenever nature's laws are dis
obeyed. He appealed to the Church te
teach these laws and the truth that
their transgression justly brought
condemnation in denying up the great
est benefits of the good life.
Mr. G. D. Crimea, of Hassells, was
a business caller in town today. i
FERTILIZER TEST
ON FLUE-CURED
TOBACCO IS MADE
Study Effects of Sources of
Nitrogen, Phosphoric '
"'''Acid and Potash
INTERESTS FARMERS
I Experiments Were Recently Made by
Experts From U. S. Department
Of Agriculture
The Southern DivUk.i ok. Soil Im
provement Cominitte 01 the National
Fertilizer association" ua's just com
-1 pleted a study of the effect of sources
j of nitrogen, phosphoric acid, and pot
| ash, and 'of the rates of application
, | ol complete fertilizer on the quantity
I and quality /of Hue-cured tobacco.
The study was made by K. G. Moss,
jJ. E. McMurtrey, jr. and W. M.
| l.unn of the Office of Tobacco ami
j I'lant Nutrition, Bureau of Plant in
-1 dustry, United State* Department' of
Agriculture and will b* of interest to
i tobacco farmers in thus section. This
! study is separate and distinct from
the one carried on by the County
Agent, T. U. Brandon in connection
with the State College Experiment
I Station, Raleigh this year,
; In the study it vfu found that
phosphoric acid is e#'jptial in all fer
tilizer mixtures on th* types of suits
i on which tobacco is grown. On the
lighter" soils, good" yields Were obtain -
| «.d when 4H to 60 pounds of phos
phoric acid were used; on heavy soils,
60 to 80 pounds of phosphoric acid
are recommended.  ; •
The authors' -recommend that the
nitrogen for tobacco should be under
the grower's control Ai order to pro
duce quality tobacco. The experimnets
.how thati from 80 to 40 pounds per
acre give profitable results when bal
anced with phosphoric acid, potash,
and magnesium. In >he sources of
nitrogen experiment*} both cotton
seed meal and nitrfc# of soda gave
good results, althougn mixed sources
of organic and inorganic ammoniates
gave better results. Whan used with
dole mi tic limestone, ,sulphate of
ammonia gavu as good
yield and value as nitrate of soda.
Potash was found' to be a very
necessary ingredient in the complete
fertilizer for raising quality tobac
co. Muriate hf potash guve larger
, yields and value than did sulphate of
potash, although the tobacco had
poor burning qualities. The authors
recommend for this reason that not
more than 20 to 26 pounds of chlorine
be added per acre, from 40 to 60
pounds of potash per acre in the
fertilizer mixture guve the best re
sults, but it is suggested that when
larger applications nre used, the to-
I bacco plants are able to resist certain
diseases in some seasons. ,
Dolomitic limestone was found to
be a specific for the disease known
as "sand-drown". Potash' salts carry
ing magnesium haye the same effect.
Calcium limestone is not recommend
ed for tobacco.
Local Football Squad
Defeats Plymouth, 7-0
In a gameshrd shrdl shrdl shrdl
The local high school football team
added to list t>f victories last Friday
when it defeated the strong Plymouth '
eleven at Plymouth by a score of 7 to
0. The locals played a good defensive
game until the last few minutes of
play when Plymouth made good gains
and almost threatened to score.
Claude Clark and Kdwin Cox, for
the locals, made good gains. A sec
ond touchdown was lost by Williams
ton when the ball was fumbled with
in a foot of Plymouth's goal.
Robersonville To Play
Aulander on Thursday
One of the best games of the sea
son is expected to take place next
Thursday afternoon when Aulander j
brings its team into the county to'
do battle with Robersonville at Rob
eisonville.
Robersonville has a number of im
jiortant victories to its credit, and the
outcome of the Thursday's game is
expected to be favorable.
High School Eleven
In Columbia Today
'lhe Williamston High School foot
ball squad left this afternoon for
Columbia where they will meet the
football team of that place. The boys
left fully determined to reverse the 1
score made when Columbia played
here a few days ago.
Friday Ahoskie comes here to play |
a return game with the locals. In the
first game with Ahoskie, the locals
won 23 to 0. ' '
'mmmmmmmm C
To Ship Tobacco From
Here By Boat Line\
The first shipment of tobacco to
be made by boat from (hie point will I
go out tomorrow. Around 60,00 ft'
pounds will make up the lot.
The tobacco will be carried to Nor-'
folk where it will be transferred V*'
ocean-going steamers and carried tej
points across the water. j
Call Special Election December
20 to Decide Power Plant Sale
Large Break on Market Here
Yesterday Averaged
One Man Sold Entire Barn for Average of SI.OO Per Stick;
Another Big Break Here Today
One Hundred and ninety-fiv«*
thousand pounds of tobacco were
placed on local warehouse floors
yesterday, the entire lot selling
at an average above s3l. per
intndred pounds. This average was
made with all scrap added in.
The sale yesterday was one of
the largest since the opening of
♦he market in September, aecord;,.-
ing to the manager of sale*.
Various farmers speaking about
the market here and the prices
paid stated 4hey were getting
equally as good prices as were
paid in the "high times".
J. J. Hoberson received a dollar
per curing-barn stick for a large
SHOWS DECREASE
DINNERS REPORT
. . 1
Over 800 Bales Behind Last
Year's Record Up To
October 25
According to a report of the De
j partment of Commerce, Washington,
1 1 I), C., Martin county is experiencing
a decided decrease in cotton (finnirigs.
The report includes all ginning* U |,
to October '25. Up to that time last
year there were 1,832 bales of cotton
j ginned in the county as compared
! with I,oo# for the same period this
year.
The number of bales ginned in the
State during the period last year
kmounted to 486,818 as compared with
801,759 for this year.
Only three counties showed an in.
crease over the ginning* of last year.
Cleaveland ginned in l!)2f> and
21,507 in 1027; Gaston ginned 724'
more bales in the period than it did
(or the same time last year. Union
county had the second largest in
crease, 1,198 bales.
PROCEEDINGS OF
■SUPERIOR COURT
Good Progress in
Trial of Civil Cases;
Many Settled
The special term of superior court
here this week is making good pro
gr«Ks in the trial of civil* cases. A
large number of the cast's have been
adjusted.- v .
Farly today, the following cases
, h'id reached filial settlement without
fhe use of a jury:
V. C. Taylor vs W. F. Uland and
( wife. Ejectment, defendant vacated
j and was charged with the cost. j
I T. W. Davenport and others' vs.
Ilines and llarrell, judgment in favor,
jf plaintiffs for $225.00.
North Carolina Corporation Com-
I Mission against the Martin County
Sevaings and Trust company. A judg
ment was ordeded annuling a former
order of this court which had allowed
certain preferred creditors of (tie bank
the a£id judgment having been re-'
versed by the North Carolina .Su
preme court. The plaintiff in this case
was charged with cdsts.
A non suit was taken in the cas«
of J. B, Colt and company against I
K. H. Roberson, '
R. L. Whitehurst vs D. It. (iurganus, l
, administrator J. S. Peel estate, agreed I
' judgment.
J. N. Piigh vs K. W. Salsbury, set'
tied by agreement.
The case of Mrs. Lucy Modlin vs
the town of Williamston is probably
th.'" most important case remaining to
be tried. It is thought the case will
comf up for hearing tomorrow or
Trurrsflay. The suit is being %rrtught
to get damages when a daughter of
the plaintiff was killed by a falling
board form the tower of the City
Hall several months ago.
"Road Hog" Run Man Oil
Road and Wrecks Car
I#st night about dark, Joseph L.
Matthews was forced to drive his car
off the Everetts highway by a road
hog. To mi BB the qther car, Mr. Mat
thews ran his into a telephone pole
and turned it over. He was pinned
under the body of the car and had his
leg badly hurt. Two children who were
in the car with him suffered minor
injuries.
' Parties traveling the road c*m6 to
Mr. Matthews' aid and lifted the car
->ff. The car that had caused all the
trouble went its way, paying no at
tention whatever to the accident.
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lot yesterday. lievi -Hardison
a price far above what he had
hoped for; and he was smiling
shout it, too. The same thing
could be ...lid of hundreds o!
others. It is a «rc thing to hear
om farmers.
J&W) strangers were seen on
inarket-this morning and yes
terday, many of them coming
I com a half dozen counties and a
few from Virginia to sell tobacco
here.
Reports from the warehouses at
noon today stated that the break
today was about the same as it
was yesterday, and possibly a
little larger. ' , .
W. A. LEE DIES
I snnitqNf Vtfirpy;
Williams Towftship Man
Drops Dead At Local
Warehouse
Mr. W. A. Ijee, of Williams town.- i
, ship, died here suddenly yesterday af-'
■ ternoon. He had just *olil a loud of
, tobacco at the llrick warehouse ami'
I WHS preparing; for his trip honte, He j
climbed into his wagon and seated |
himself upon a keg of nails in the
middle of the wifgon. As the team I
itarted, he fell from the wagon and I
was dead within five minutes, never |
sneaking a word. Apoplexy was said i
to be the cause of the death by at-1
tending doctors. - -
Hardly more than an hour before j
i- hi>. death he. told friends that he was
!iot feeling'so well, hut they accredit 5
I i d brs statement to old age more than |
' anything else. He was 78 years old, |
iml had lived and farmed most of his J
I lilt l in the "Islands" of Williams towii j
j . hip. He was noted for his square and
honest dealings with all men, and j
' friends held him in high esteem.
He was. twice married, first .to a!
Miss Tyre and second to a Miss!
! Harris, both preceding him to the (
Krave. He leaves one daughter and
i several grandchildren.
The funeral was held today 'at I
[ Si loam church by Elder W. B. liar
j ringto'n of the Primitive llaptisi
cnurch. Interment was made in the
I Si loam church yard, where he had
been an active member for a number
j. of years.
REV. COTTEN
HERE SUNDAY
Presiding Elder of District
Preaches at Methodist
Church
Kev. Si A. Gotten, I'residing Elder
•nf the Weldon District, preached at
the Methodist church Sunday evening ,
to a large congregation."
The sermon was from th«i 1 Vth
chapter of Matthew, 28, 2'J and 3Uh
veises, "Come unto me, all ye* that
labor ami are heavy ludeti, ,and I will
give you rest. Take my yoke upon
y«u and learn of me, for I am' meek
and lowly in heart, and ye shall find I
rest unto your souls. For my yoke is
easy and my burden is light.
The Elder stressed the fact that
there is no other promise so sUre as
is the promise of God, nor is there
any other one that men may go to and
find rest and peace. go about I
with thekr necks bent low with the
burdens of sin when the yoke of
..« sUs. is so easy and the load so light.
People are.everywhere seeking ease!
and pleasure and yet forget that it j (
is go near and so easy if they would
only travel in (Tie iiglif direction';']
Elder Cotton said that the great! i
trouble is that people are seeking ,
the things of their own rather than ,
the things of God.
He pictured the human family as .
pathetic, drifting in to the paths of
sin and trying to justify itself in its (
own acts when the plain call, "Come j
me," comes down to them from 1 (
their maker and builder. I
Permission For Two '
Dances Is Granted j
Permission to hold Thanksgiving
and Christmas dances was granted by
the town commissioners in a meeting i
lust night, the fiwt dance going to (
Lon Hassell, jr., W. H. (Spec) Wil- 
lium*, and Frank Curst*rphen, the i
second goes to Carstarphen alone. t
The boys offered seven and one-half i
per cent, of gross receipts as tax | t
•
Advertisers Will Find Our Col
umns a Latchkey to Over 1,600
Homes of Martin County
ESTABLISHED 1898
Election Requires New
Registration; John E.
Pope Is Registrar
RECEIVE NEW OFFER
Georgia-Carolina Service Co. Offers
To Buy Both Power ami Light
and Water Systems
tier a,, d careful study of
ii"s light anil power problems
I and the various offer made by power
1 arid engine companies,, the town boaiJ
if commissioners here fast night
jjnssed it resolution culling fyr a
i special election to ascertain the will
i of the qualified voters of the town as
| to whether or not they shall ratify
jan agreement entered into between
the commissioners" and the Virginia*
l.lectric jtnd Power-company, where
{ by the power company acquires the
j complete ic distribution system
of the town.
Ihe Virginia Fleet ric ttnd I'ower
co npany's oiler includes a cash price
i of $75,1X10, street lighting for 30 years
J md maintenance of street lights, free
■ water pumping for thirty years, free
I' mi rent for lln Hoanoke fair, and ,
' 'frer service for electric fire'and pofTEF~
a'arms.
The election'will be" held the 20th
of December after .a special - resgis
| nation of the voters of the town. Mrs
J. B. I'opi was named registrar and
i he will have the books -.,>•» at his
| office In the old Farmers and Mer
chants bank building beginning the
I 12th \if this month and continuing
I with them open until the 3rd of De
j comber. Messrs. U. T. Griffin and J.
j Hassell were named as judges of
• '.he election.
i After the resolution was passed,
calling the election, Mayor Cttburn
! road an offer from the Georgia-Car
! olinH Service company for the town's
| light ami power system as a uniKor
( the light and power system combined
with the water works. This.offer came
riir so vera I days ago, but upon- spee
j i;.l request of Mr. Kdwin Gregory, it
I was withhelf until* last night. No ac
i tion was taken in the matter by the
j commissioners. The offer addressed^ o
I th mayor and board of commission
| ers follows: ' • .
"Gentlemen:
We understand that you, represent
, ing your town, are considering the
sale of its public utility properties,
! »nd we therefore desire to Submit an
j offer foV the purchase of your elec
| trie power and light system and your
water system. For the former we of
fer One Hundred Thousand (SIOO,-
000.) Dollars and for both systems
combined One Hundred ami ..Twenty
live Thousand (512f>,(KM>. I Dollars.
We, further understand that an of- ,
! *or from other parties has been made,
i ami is now wuitjng the ratification- of
1 lln voters of the town, and presume
tfaat you me not in a position there* —
fore,, at this tirtie, to consider a firm
proposal or . accept a binder for a
purchase contract.
If.and when you are in a position
',) consider our proposal, we will be
pleased to deposit 10 per cent, of out
offer in cash, as a binder, and work
cut with you the details of franchise,
terms and- rates, which you may rest
assured will not be less favorable
than - those which you are at the
present time considering. We would
propose further to incorporate in
t'mt franchise, such provision as
would assure your town of an ade
quate supply of power for industrial
purposes at all times. ,
Very truly yours, '
GBOKG 1A -C'A ROLIN A
SBRVICB COMPANY.
Hy It. K. Livingston, President,
2 Hector Str eeti New York
October 18, lj>2T.
Order Decrease in Freight
Rates on Southern Roads
The Interstate Commerce commis
sion has ordered a reduction in freight
rates on all rail roads in the South
estern part of .the United States, ef- -
fretive January L 1928.-
It has required four years of work
to (stablish a base of rates satisfac
tory •to the commission, before the
order was passed which is regarded
as~fair to both the shipper and thu
railroads.
All railroads in the territory ac
cept the new rate without complain
ing with the exception of the Atlantic
Coast Line and the Seaboard Air Line, /
both of which may flle exceptions to
certain schedules in the order as be
ing unfair to them.
Many Guns Salute
Sheriff in Cross Roads
Sheriff Roebuck was highly honored
when he visited Cross Roads last Fri
day with salute after safcite. The
Sheriff stated the reception as fash
ioned after a Fourth of July celebra- -
tion in the North, for gun after gun
was flred, giving warning to the dia.
tillers.
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