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VOLUME XXXIII—NUMBER 101
VETERANS LOAN
BILL PASSED BY
. A BIG MAJORITY
Measure Goes To Senate
Where Easy Passage
Is Predicted
MELLON OPPOSES *IT
Marked Opposition Expected When
Bill Goes To President Hoover
Por Hi* Signature
Washington Feb. 16.—The House
of Representatives passed the Ba
charach World War veterans loan bill
today in an exciting and momentous
hour of discussion. The bill now Roes j
o the Senate, where an extra session
threat is held by Senator James Con-/
zens, Republican, Michigan, as a club
to force passage before the end of this
week.
Secretary of Treasury Andrew W.
Mellon, foremost opponent of the (
measure, will appear before the Sen- '
ftte finance committee Wednesday
when that body commences hearings
on the bill. Senator James Watson, '
Republican floor leader, said no at- ,
tempt would be made to delay the, 1
pleasure. a veto by 1
President Hoover, Couzens said an r
effort would be made to hold up j'
pending appropriation bills until it
was apparent that the administra
tion would not filibuster to prevent |
the Senate from over-riding the veto.
•Couzens expects the'" •committee to |
bring the bill before the Senate Wed- i
nesday afternoon.
The bill, estimated to cost from
$375,000,000 up to $1,720,000,000 was 1
passed by far more than the neces
sary two-thirds majority under sus
pension of the rules. The vote was (
363 to 39. The 39 opponents were all 1
Republicans. A bare two-thirds of
the largest House attendance of the
sestion would have been 268, leaving
a margin of 95 over two-thirJS'. This
assures that the House easily would
override a veto.
Definite Break
The action marks the first difinite
break between the Hoover adminis
tration and two of it* strongest
House leaders, Speaker Nicholas
Longworth and Representative Isaac
Bacharach, Republican, New Jersey,
fßacharach, a powerful member of
the ways and means committee, join
ed with Democrats and forced the bill
out pver the protests of Chairman
Willis C. Hawley. Its passage today
was made possible by the action of
Longworth in waiving the strict rules
of the House and recognizing Ba- !
charach to bring up his. bill.
The measure increases from 22 1-2
to 50 per cent the loan value of the
adjusted compensation certificates is
sued to 3,400,000 veterans under the
1925 so-called "Bonus" act. The in-'
terest to be- charged is to be reduced:
from 6 to 4 1-2 per cent. The loan'
is based on the 1945 maturity or face j
of the certificates, averaging
about SI,OOO each.
MARTIN NATIVE
DIES IN RALEIGH
Miss Laudauria Hardison
Dies at Home of A. J.
Maxwell Sunday
Mm* Laudauria Hardison, a native
of the Jamesville section, this county,
died at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A.
J. Maxwell in Raleigh early Sunday
evening of bronchial pneumonia. She
was taken ill about three weeks ago
inftuensa developing int6 pneumonia.
S>ie was 54 years old and had been
p, member of the Maxwell family for
many years. J ■ ,
The daughter of the late Mr. and
Mrs. Mason Hardison, of near James
ville, Miss Hardison attended the
schools of that sect'ort, later going to
Raleigh to make her home with the
Maxwells.
Funeral services were conducted
from the home in Raleigh yesterday
afternoon by her pastor, Rev. F. S.
Love, of the Edenton Street
Church. Interment was made in the
Willowdale Cemetery, Goldsboro.
Miss Hardison is survived by relatives
in this county and others in Grifton.
Schedule Lenten Srvices
In Episcopal Churches
The regular schedule of Services
during Lent will Im; as follows
The Church of the Advent
Services every Tuesday afternoon
at 4:30.
Service* every Wednesday afternoon
at 4:30.
Service* every Thursday afternoon
at 4:30.
St.Martina Church Hamilton ..
Service* every Tue»day evening at
7:30. v .
Holy Trinity Mission Bear
Ones Rood
Services every Friday evening at
7 JO.
It i* moat earnestly urged that
every member of these Chorche*. avail
themselves of the opportunity to at
tend these Services during the Season
of Lent aa much as possible.
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THE ENTERPRISE
Fire of Undetermined Origin
Wrecks S?C. Ray Home Here
Fire Gains Much Headway
Before Discovered by
Mrs. S. C. Ray
Fire of undetermined origin to-1
tally wrecked the home of Mr. S. C. |
Ray, in New Town here last Satur- j
day morning and rendered valueless j
practically all the household furniture j
The loss partially covered by insurance, j
has not been determined but is esti-j
mated at more than $3,000.
Starting in a closet, the fire gained j
much head way before it was dis-1
covered, Mrs. Ray, in the home at the
time, failing to detect the flames at
first. A strong eas't wind drove the
smoke away from Mrs. Ray's room, j
and neighbors discovered the fires
first. Receiving the call shortly before ,
eleven o'clock, the fire company had
two streams of water turned on the J
blaze in a very few minutes, connect- j
ing a third line of hose a few minutes I
later. The smok*, holding close to the i
'ground, handicapped the firemen, and j
j they found it necessary to hold the j
| streams of water on the flames for al-1
'most thirty minutes liefore bringing
them under control.
| Very little of the household furni- i
ture was removed, the fire gaining
fcuch headway that it made it impos- j
| sihle for one to enter.
The fire, one of the most difficult in
months for the firemen to bring un
der control, resulted in one of the
greatest fire losses suffered here in
over two years, it was learned from
a review of the fire company's re
| cords.
j The family is living in the home of
Mr. and Mrs. J. A Ixggett. in New
Town, temporarily.
EVERETTS BANK
IS DOING WELL
Reduces Its Bills Payable
65 Per Cent Since Re
opening, January 9
The Planters and Merchants Bank,
reopening January 9, is meeting with
much success in its liquidating opera
tions and officers of the institution are
j very much pleased with the results
so far. Since reopening the, bank has
reduced its bills payable >s per cent,
and continues to lower those accounts
rapidly. When it closed, the hank
owed the Seaboard National Bank
$23,000, and since the reopening, the
account has been 'reduced to $9,800.
A $12,500 account owed North Caro
lina Bank and Trust company has also
been greatly reduced, the institution
owing that bank now only $3,200.
j Officers of the institution state that
I with any favorable trend in business
i at all, they are of the opinion that all
the obligations can be met within a
reasonable time, and that the institu
tion will be able to start paying di
| vidends to their depositors so far in
' handling the - accounts, indicates that
j the affairs of the hank were properly
I handled, that the run on the institu
tion was without founded cause.
It was stated yesterday that the
bank is handling fair-sized deposits,
and that with favorable conditions ex
isting, the institution will fully regain
its position in the county's banking
field.
TWO CAPTURED
; IN LIQUOR RAIDS
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Arthur Mizelle and John H.
1 Biggs Are Caught By
s Federal Agents
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. Federal Prohibition Agents, after
in near-by counties for some
1 time, returnedttoo o this county recently,
, capturing an operator last Friday and
another one ye»terday.
I Friday, the agents went into the
. wood* in Bear Grass township and
found Arthur Mizelle mixing beetf
i preparatory for a manufacturing. He
was given a preliminary hearing and
ia now being held for trial before the
federal court in Washington next
f April. The copper still and several
barrels of beer found there were de
» stroyed.
Raiding yesterday in the pocosin
.section of the same district, the agents
« located copper plant, the
operators just completing a run when
J the officers arrived. Two men, one
colored, escaped but John Henry
» Biggs, 19-year-old white boy, was cap
tured. In default of bond, Biggs now
resides in the jail here. The copper still
t and five gallons of liquor were des
troyed.
Missionary Society Holds
1 i Meeting Here Tomorrow
t The Methodist Woman's Missionary
i| Society will meet o«i Wednesday «f
--ternoon at 3:30 o'clock at the Church,
n All members are cordially invited to
be present.
Williamston, Martin County, North Carolina, Tuesday, February 17, 1931.
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"LIVE AT HOME"
WEEK IN OAK
CITY SCHOOLS
I
!Radio Reception Arranged;
Speaker Will Address
Pupils Next Friday
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The Live-at-Home" week in the j
i schools of North Carolina is receiving
j particular attention in the Oak City '
! schools of the county this week, it!
j was learned in a report made by Prin
jcipal H. M. Ainsley. During each day
j this week, the school will study some
' subject either djrectly or indirectly
l connected with the live-at-home niove
-1 ment.
In their first study of the program
j yesterday, the pupils were concerned
| with the importance of daily good food
| for the family. The study today has to
I do with the importance of the family
j cow. The program for the remainder
| of the week, as outlined by Professor
'Ainsley is as follows:
I Wednesday, The .. importance ofj
Poultry; Thursday, The Importance of
the Hog; and Friday, The Importance
of the Garden.
| The purpose of these programs is to
acquaint each child in the elementary
and high school with Governor Gard
ner's live-at-home program. A radio
1 will be installed for the week and
every day each child in the school will
listen in to the radio broadcasting
! talks at the hour these radio talks are
scheduled. The climax of the program
will lie held on Friday at 11 o'clock
| when a s|>caker from the county will be
'present and the high school girls under
'direction of teachers will prepare the
following menus independent of the
city market.
Breakfast—Canned fruits, corn meal
mush, milk, corn meal muffins, butter,
: jeggomelets. -1
Dinner—Potatoes Irish and sweet,J
Icollards, carrots, chicken fried, mixed
j pickles, egg bread, peaches with
.cream, salted peanuts and milk.
! Supper-—Vegetable soap. corn bread
'sticks, raw cabbage, butter, sweet po
. itatoes, and milk-.
, ! The above meals w ill be prepared
, and served to groups after the pro
gram is completed ami everyone will
i have an opportunity to visit and ob»
serve these meals as they are served
; from the three tables.
. I The Poultry Club will have charge
l of Wednesday's program and will
.(demonstrate the feed, culling and
, j diseases, of poultry,
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i j Eggs So Cheap, Grocer
jj Gives Away 500 Dozen
l | West Frankfort, 111., Feb. 14. —
Eggs have l>ecotne so cheap in this
that one grocer said he
( | had decided he could afford to give
I away 500 dozen of them today to his
! customers in an effort to stimulate
I business. The regular retail price is
I 15 cents a dozen.
| A laying spree by hen*, due to the
' j warm weather, was given as the rea
-1 j son for the low prices.
j 1 In Centralia eggs scfld down to 11
; cents a dozen, the lowest price in 75
years.
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; Robersonville
Underlie
~~ > ~~BY PITT ROBERSON
For more than five years business
r i has been gradually slowing down. UII
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* j til at present we are drawing near the
j time when it will be almost impossible
| for many small concerns to remain in
■ business, unless something we do njt
I see happens in their favor. Consquent
* ly, people are constancy asking,
j ""What is the trouble?" "What, is the
E reason for things going like they
('are?" To mention everything that
j' might have had something to. do with
bringing it about would be almost
impossible. However, it is my opinion
i the following are some of the major
, causes for the present depression.
e ' While it is true business did not go
, on smoothly, without a break from the
t first of the twentieth century until
y'the World's war, that is commonly
J thought of, in relation to business, as
y 1 the nearest normal period or which
ll' we have any record, in spite of the
J fact there was a panic in 1907. Dur
ing that time, and in some cases a
few years before, many big business
institutions of the major commercial
countries begin to buy all the available
natural resources in the rural coun
y tries. At the same time they also sen)
- quite a number of agricultural experts
i. to teach those people how to raise or
o a large scale, some of the agricultural
products that were needed to develop
'RECENT RAINS
CHECK FIRES IN
MARTIN COUNTY
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Damage To Timberlands
Runs Into Thousands
Of Dollars
BURN LARGE TRACTS |
m
■ Destruction in Past Few Months I*
Said To Have Been Greatest- j
Than In Many Years
Forest fires,' sweeping hundreds ot
| acres of wood and timberlands and
j causing losses well into the hundreds !
of thousands of dollars in this coun- '■
ty alone, were checked last Saturday
j when three-quarters of an inch rain
fell in this, section.
For several weeks past, the tires j
have burned over large portions of
valuable timberlands, efforts to check '
them proving almost worthless in J
many cases. Dense smoke settled in j
many sections of the county at times,
making travel on the main highways'
difficult and dangerous. No serious
accidents resulted, however, as far as 1
it could be learned here.
Fires, resulting in even heavier
losses in certain parts of Western i
North Carolina, were also said to have i
| checked by the rain last week, in cer
tain counties in the west, the fires
forced people from their homes and
numbers of buildings were burned.
Forest fires in this immediate sec- j
tion of the State have been witnessed 1
' practically every year for many years,
1 but this year, probably as a result of
the drought, they have been more !
numerous and of greater size. Many
of the,i older residents of the county
who have had the opportunity to ob
serve the woodlands for many years
state that the destruction of timber
lands has been the greatest during
the past few months than at any time
in their lives. .
Carelessness is said to have caused
| many of the fires.
Eleven Prisoners Held In
| The Martin County Jail
I According to sheriff's records here,'
there are fewer prisoners in the coun-1
ty jail at the present time than there
has been in quite a while . Five of
the eleven now in the jail are awaiting
trial in the federal courts, and the re
maining seven, county prisoners, are
awaiting trial either, in the recorder's
court or the superior court.
The number of men six 'colored and
I five white is much smaller than the
number held in the jail here at the
, same time last year, the records show.
'( ANSWER BOX
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Q. When wiaa 'Martin County
formed?
A. In 1774.
' Q. Who was Martin County
named in honor of?
A. Josiah Martin, the last royal
* governor of North Carolina:
Q. Prom what counties was
Martin formed?
* A. Halifax and Tyrrell.
i Q. How many practicing phy
* ' siciana arc there in Martin Coun
ty?
A. Ten, or one for every 2,340
people.
Q. How many practicing at-
I torney* are there in Martin Coun
-5 ty?
I A Eleven.
Man Discusses Causes That
despread Business
many of the commodities for foreign ;
4 domestic needs.. This was done in 1
order that they might establish giant
L. industries, for the purpose of raising
e and manufacturing the finished pro-j
e ducts th«re instead of raising, manu
n facturing and shipping from here. I
t The World's War created an ex- ,
cessive demand for practically all the (
world's available rtsoures, i
greatly increased trade between all
e nations. When the young men of all I
y the countries that were engaged in
t the war, began to take their places in
l« the army they were taken from their
t civil occupations by the millions. In i
u jorder to take-care of the increased de
r , niand for the commodities that the
war brought about, with less people
o'to work, industries, the world over,
e were forced to increase their rate of i
il Output per capita. That was accom-
y 'plished by combining capital and ins- j
s tailing improved machinery and more
h efficient clerical systems. When the
e ' war was over and the soldiers began
•-'to return home to take up their civil
a 'occupations a perplexing state of af
s fairs followed. There was a decreased
il rate of consumption of the world's
e greatly increased industrial output,
i- At the same time there was in in
it creased number of laborers with the
:s' productive capacity of each greatly a-
n j celerated. That produced a compli
il Icated problem in relation to the law
p 'of supply and demand.
I
Vital Statistics For Past Year
In Four Townships Filed Here
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MRS. W. T. AMBERS
DIES FOLLOWING
SHORT ILLNESS
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Suffered Stroke of Paralysis
at 11 This Morning and
Dies In Few Minutes
Suffering a stroke of paralysis at 11
o'clock this morning, Mrs. W. T. Am
bers died at her home on West Main
j Street here a few minutes later, bring
i ing to a close a life marked for its
| Christian-like character and quitenes*.
I Several weeks ago, .she suffered a first
j paralytic stroke and since that time
fhe had been confined to her bed, but
she was getting along very well until
! shortly before the second stroke this
morning that resulted in death.
The daughter of the late Bill Moore
I and wife, Mrs. Ambers was born in j
j Washington County 74 years ago!
! More than fifty,years ago she married ,
| Mr. Ambers, the two moving from
i Washington to Pit! county. After
i living there several years, they moved
to this county and made their home
near Fveretts, moving to Williamston
about fifteen years ago.
A devoted mother and wife. Mrs,
j Ambers made many friendships where
she lived. In early life she affiliated
herself with the Free Will BaptisF
Church in her native county.
Mr. Ambers, with two sons, Messrs.
W. D. and Jesse S. Ambers, both of
Williamston, survives. She also leaves j
! one brother, Mr. Geo. S. Mrtore'. of
Williamston. .
Burial -arrangements had not. been
completed shortly alter noon today,
■ but services will be held from the
j home tomorrow afternoon, it is under
! stood.
PITT SCHOOLS
MIGHT CLOSE
Will Be Unable To Begin
Extended Term If Taxes
Are Not Collected
j 1 A financial crisis, that may result in
the closing of twenty schools in Pitt
county was reported' in that county re
cently. Members i f the board of coun
ty commissioners meeting last week in
'Greenville, instructed the secretary to
notify the county board of education
| that the commissioners would be un
able to advance from current funds
.against uncollected special school
taxes the necessary cost to operate the
'extended school term for the fiscal
■ year 1930-31.
The order will affect more than
•twenty schools of the county. 1 hese
schools will complete their six
months' term in about three weeks
and will be unable to begin the ex
• tended term unless tax Collections,
held entirely responsible for the
dilemma, pick up considerably during
the next several days.
The order pertaining to the opera
tion of the county schools will not
affect the Greenville schools system.
This school is operated under special
charter independent of the county
school system. • •..
Near the close of the World's War,
Russia fell into Sovietism, wlu«h was
something morK deadly to the allied
cause than a German Victory would
have been. Consequently, all of the
major commercial nations, for some
time, refused to recognize that form oi
government, and would not have any
thing to do with them, at all, commer
cially. , 1 '
! For centuries China and India have
been the principle rural countries of
the world, and extensive consumers of
westefn made products. For more than
fifty years their people have he?n as
sociated with American and Kuropean
Foreign Christian Missionary and
'Commercial influenc. At th same
time they have been sending many of
their students to the Western World
.to become educated. As a result they
have acquired a great deal of the Wes
' tern. Spirit of Freedom and Economic
Independence. That steadily increased
until it crystalized into political ex
pression. Finally they grew tired of
foreign influence. So they began to
insist the Western Countries cease
political and trading domination. That
was refused. Since then they have
had so much civil strife, and hatred
towards foreign business that they
have ceased to be extensive consumers
of western made products.
Relatively speaking, many of the
rural countries have recently become
industralized. As a result the major
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ESTABLISHED 1898
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1 TO RUN POULTRY
ICAR NEXT WEEK
' Will Release Prices Late
Next Friday Or Early "
Saturday Morning
A second poultry car of the season
.will be operated in .the county tour
'days next week,* beginning. in Janies-
Ville Tuesday morning and continuing 1
to Oak City, making a stop at this
point Wednesday and another at Rob- I
j"ersonvilfce Thursday, it was learned .
I yesterday following arrangement made j
»by County Agent T. B Brandon with 3
: the division of markets, Raleigh. |f
i Prices for the next week's offerings.! I
I have not been released at this time, |.
. and will not be until kite next I-'fiday !.
•or early Saturday morning It was |
, jlearned, however, that the prices pre
• vailing this week were lower than 1
4those offered for the shipment . made s
I from the county last month, that it |
was hoped better prices would be K
made possible in contracts to be let i
I the latter part of this week. I'he chief 1
of the bureau of markets,' Raleigh, had "
t very little to say regarding the pros-!'
pective prices. Agent Brandon stated 1
yesterday. The market is understood '
to be very weak at this time, however
and it is believed that the prices next I
. week will not be greater than those 1
paiil for the first car operated in the 1
couhty this year. 1
DOINGS IN THE
LEGISLATURE '
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State-wide Measures Are
Expected To Come Up
At An Early Date 1
i
I lie lite of the North I .irolina l.egi-- t
lature is more than hall spent, ami
i there has been very, little loiistructivc (
I work put tui record to mark its work .
j during these past few weeks; Swamped t
1 by what is said to be the largest group
of lobbyists ever to make a charge on
the capital of this state, the law-mak- |
ling body, it is lielieved, will fiiid it ,
difficult to do much constructive work ,
, 1 during the remainder of its life
Apparently the members id the gen
eral assembly are serving as mediums,
i J the people lined oil one side and the \
, interests 011 the other More tharf one j
i 'of the astute body is said to—W
searching for safe anchorage Many
, I attacks have been made on the school
I bill by the interests, but the people \
, here at home are lined U|i to sec that ,
I the mandate is not tampered with.
The roal bill continues as a center
, of interest, although local bills con- ,
L , tinue to flow almost continuously into
t jt he legislative hopper. Wry few bills:
s ,of a State-wide nature have been pass- ,
.led sc» far, but now and then one oi
i t I little consequence goes through the .'
e 'mill. The House yesterday passed a',
bill providing a thitteentit or alternate |
j juror iu a|l criminal or civil cases at |
.. I the direction of the trial judge,
t j There has much committee
(.-'jwork in progress during the past few 1
| weeks and beginning shortly, it is lie- !
,/ lieved that the legislature will have be- :
.fore it important matters of a State
-1 wide nature.
MRSTJTBTAYERS
. DIES MONDAY
» Services Held at Home In
r,! Cross Roads Township
* I This Afternoon
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(| j Mrs. Mollie Ayers, widow of the
e ! late Joseph B. Ayers died at her
home near l.eggetts Mill, Cross Roads
,1 | township, yesterday of pnetiiuouia.
y She was taken ill with influenza a
■. lew days ago, pneumonia developing.
The daughter of James T. (iardner
e and wife, Mrs. Ayers \yas born in
,f (iriffins township 47 years ago. After
,f marrying Mr. Ayers, she made her
II home here while her husband was con
i- nee led with the rural letter carriers'
n department in the local department in
d, the local postoffice. The family later _
e moved to Cross Roads township where
,[ j Mr. Ayers died about a year and aj
it halt ago. Her father, one brother and
y two .sisters survive.
i-j Services were held from the home'
c ji( one o'clock today, interment follow-'
d) ii>K in the Stanley Ayers Cemetery in
.- Cross Roads township. 1 j
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o Masons In Regular Meet
e Here This Evenfag, 7:45 j
it a
e The Skewarkey lodge will hold a
d regular communication here this eve
y ning at 7:45 when work in the third
's degree will be handjed. Visitors from
lodges in near-by districts are ex
e jected, and- all local masons are urged
e to attend, Mr. N. K. Harrison, niem
>r ber, stated this morning. I
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Watch the Label On Your
Paper As It Carries the Date
When Your Subscription Expires
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VARYING RATES
ARE REPORTED
IN 4 TOWNSHIPS
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Town of Everetts Has the
Lowest Birth Rate and
Highest Death Rate
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437 BIRTHS 202 DEATHS
Nearly One-tenth of the Births Re
corded In Four Districts
Were Illegitimate
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V ital statistics from four townships "
and live towns iu Martin county re-,
flett a narked variation in the uijni- '
her of deaths ,:n I births recorded in the
various districts and t.wns, In
Kveretts, the birth rate is as low as
14 8 per 1,01(1 popu'ation, the lowest so
far reported in the county. At the
same time, Kveretts has.an unusually
high death rate. 222" i |ier»;'l,ooo popula
tion. Ihe town, of Williamston, ac
cording to the statistics filed iu the
office of the register of deeds, has the
third highest rate reported iu any
town or township so far, the rate here
being 18.2 per 1,0011 population.
In a close study of the statistics re
ported in the four townships and five
towns there are several deplorable
conditions ex-tstitig in the county, but
two especially stand out. One reflects
lax morals among «mu> of the eo- .
lured population, and to a limited ex
tent among the whites. The most ap
pealing one of the two. 'and one that
ctjiuhinfs poverty and ignorance in
some few cases, is the number of
people dying in the county without any
jittcmpt being made unfile part of re
latives to provide medical aid, Ln a
large number of cases no doctor, was
catted in, tli" subjects dviitg wuljout
anyone kuowing the contributing
cause for death As a result, records
are incomplete,, aiid it is believed that
there are several who went to an early
grave.
Forty-three, -or nearly one-tenth of
the births so - far reported in the coun
ty, were illegitimate ones, distributed
mainly among the colored population,
as follows: truss Roads, 2; W'illianis
ton township, 8; \\ illianistoii, 7; Ham
ilton Township, 5: Hamilton, 1.
Williams, .1; Rohersonville township,
12; Kobersonville, 7; Parniele. 2.
In Cross' Roads last year there were
45 births, 25 white and 2(1 colored I he. ,
22 deaths were equally divided as to
♦ lie two races. Kveretts reported four
white births and six deaths among the
whites and none among the colored.
Fifty-four fiirths, 22 -white and 32
colored, were reported iu the town of
i Williauiston. There were fifty deaths,
38 colored and 12 white, according to
the report filed. In the township there
were Ml births, 58 colored and 3.1 white.
;The 25 deaths were divided 13 among
the whites and twelve among the co
lored.
Thirteen of the 1') births in Haniil
| ton were colored ones. len deaths
1 reported there were divided, four a
j niong the whites and six among the
colored. Fifty-nine births, 18 whites
and 41 colored were reported in the
township. 'There were 22 colored
iu the township There were 22 colored
deaths and eight white ones reported
in tile district: " ' "
According to the reports filed so
far, the birtlis are leading 437.t0 202.
| The death and birth rates for the
various towns and townships, based
on the 1430 ,population follow:
Death Birth
C ross Roads 13.7 '28.1
F.veretts, town 22.2 14.8
Winston T'ship 5.1 14-5
Winston, town 18.2 14.7
Hamilton T'ship 13 5 26.(>
Hamilton, town 14.7 37.4
Williams 13 8 29.5
R'ville T'ship 10.2 25.4
R'ville, town 7.(> 27.4
I'armele 11-7 35.2
BEAR GRASS MAN V
DIES YESTERDAY
Former Employe of Peele
Motor Company of
i - Williamston
Walter Harrison, former mechanic'
of the l'eele Motor company of this
place, died at his home on the Thomas
farm in Rohersonville township early
I yesterday morning of pneumonia. He
i had been ill only a short time.
I Mr. Harrison, a native of Bear Grass
moved to Williamston several years
ago and was employed by the. Peek
Motor company. His wife died while
living here, leaving several small child
ren who survive their father.
Funeral services were held fVom
the hopie this morning, interment fol
lowing in the Mobley Cemetery, near
( here.
    

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