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VOLUME XXXIV—NUMBER 31
PRISONER SETS
FIRE TO BEDDING
IN COUNTY'S JAIL
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Near-Panic Among Other
Prisoners Results; Very
Little Damage Done
More than fifteen prisoners in the
Martin County jail here were terrar
stricken early last evening when Roy
Straw-bridge, one of their number, set
fire to his mattress, causing a stifling
smoke to fill the second and third
stories of the building. Fearing for
their lives, several colored prisoners
gave the alarm from their cell block
on the third floor of the left wing of
the jail, nearby residents, hearing their
yells, turned in the alarm.
After the alarm was sounded and
before the jailer could reach the unit
where Strawbridge was confined, the
blaze had almost blocked one hallway,
and the smoke was pouring from all
.the third story windows. Fire proof
and modern in every detail, the build
ing was not damaged by the blaze,
but the smoke darkened the walls and
a small water damage resulted. When
jail attendants reached the third story
of the building, the prisoners we't
outstretched on the floors, evading as
the choking smoke that hovered over
their heads. None of them was over
come by smoke or hurt in the least,
but the inmates in the colored wing
of the jail were a mighty frightened
group. , f . .
. Strawbridge, arrested yesterday aft
ernoon for threatening the life of Har
vey Gardner, white man of near here. I
went to jail very calmly. Officers, re-J
inembering the damage he effected to
the water system in one of the cell
blocks more than a year ago, placed
him in an inside room without com- ,
pany. About 7:31) the prisoner tore
open Kis mattress and poked the pad
ding. a combination of cheap ma
terials, through his, cell door and into
the hall where he fired it A victim of
his own act, Strawbridge probably suf
fered more from the choking smoke
than did other prisoners in the hoosc
gow.
Following the excitement created by
hi* first act. Strawbridge. about
tore the radiator from the wall and
broke it into many pieces, retiring
wheit he ttmld do nothing more than
scratch the walls with his fingernails.
Officers found it impossible to reas
on with the man, and he threatened
the safety of several after his arreit.
Mr. Gardner, his life threatened sev
eral days before, is said to have mov
ed his family from his home for fear
that Strawbridge would burn the
building while they slept. The prison
er acknowledged the threat upon Gar
dner's life soon alter his arrest.
When the first scene was n*arlng Its
close, Strawbridge told officers that
he burned the ftViTtress to aid the]
cotton growres, that the county should'
buy cotton mattresses and replace the.
cheap ones now in use in the jail.
More than a year ago, Strawbridge i
Was placed in the jail here and during
his short stay there he tore down wa-'
ter pipes and fixtures, costing the
county several hundred dollars to re-
the damage done to fixtures and
that caused by water. He wanted to
give the plumbers a job at that time,
he told officers when they went into
the jail to stop the unchecked water
that was flooding the jail and the of-1
Ice* below.
Several years ago. Strawbridge mov
ed to South Carolina and is said to
have got along very well, loiter,
however, he was placed in the' State
Hospital at Columbia for treatment.
Strawbridge's case was discussed
with the South Carolina Governor's
office shortly after the noon hour to
day, and its disposition will be de
termined shortly, it is understood.
THREE CARS IN
MINOR CRASHES
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No One Hurt and Property
Damage Small Result of
Accidents Monday
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The Willys car, belonging to Mr.
Waller Gurganus. crashed into the
front of Harrison Brothers' store hers
yesterday morning and broke the
marble border. The bumper of th»
car missed the plate tflass window
by a few inches.
Miss Elsie Gurganus, with several
children, drove the car to the street
curb in front of the Store and left the
engine running while she went into
the shop. She had been in the store
a few seconds when one of the chil
dren accidentally hit the gear lever,
and the car bounded over the sidewalk
and ipto the store fron).
Later in the day, two Folds, on*
drjven by Mt. W. H. Adkins, of Rob
ersontrflle, and the other by Leman
Johnson, crashed, but very little dam
age resulted
THE ENTERPRISE
Farmers Are Urged to Throw
Away Lower Leaves Tobacco
In an effort to limit the tobacco
production in the bright bait this
year, movements have bean insti
tuted to pull the bottom leaves
from each stalk and throw them
away.
A wide practice of the method,
it is believed, will pay the farmers
well. The quality of the remain
ing weeds will be bettered, and the
production will be limited, the two
combined being recognised as price
boosters. It is also believed that
much expense can be eliminated
in handling the crop by pulling
off and throwing away the few bot
tom leaves.
Officials Definitely Establish
Identity of Scissors-Grinder
Killed on Fill Last December
LIVED IN SMALL
PENNSYLVANIA
TOWN FOR TIME
Had No Near Relatives in
This Country; Was Born
In Germany
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The identity of Charles ScLong, run
down and fatally injured on the Roan
oke River fill near here the early part
of last December, was made'certain
last week following a long investiga
tion carried on by" Sheriff Roebuck
by means of much correspondence
with newspapers land individual* in
Pennsylvania.
Finding three neckties bearing the
trade mark, "Rudolph E. Hojie Cloth
ing Company, Spring City, Pa., on
ScLong's person, officers wrote to the
concern in an effort to establish the
man's identity. In this connection,
the Rogersford (Pa.) Reporter had the
the following to say:
"A letter was sent to the store here
requesting aid iu establishing the iden
tity of the man. The Spring City store
is unable io furnish any information,
but Walter Williams, who is connect
ed with the business, provided the data
for publication as a possible means of
learning of some person who might
he acquainted with the dead man.
"Mr. Williams recalls selling three
ties to a stranger late last year, but
has no idea who' the person was."
Last week a letter was received
from Rudolph E, Hope, of Souderlon,
Pa., in which he had the following
to say:
''l, personally, can give you .the in
formation that you need, in regard to
this Charlie ScLong. Last summer
this man lived for some time in an
abandoned barn in Souderton. My two
boys got acquainted with him and
pitied him, and through them 1 gave
this man a blue suit, some shirts, and
three, neckties. I can also tell you that
this man has no near relation alive
He told me that both his wife and
two children were dead, also that he
was born in Germany."
ScLong's body was prepared for
burial and held by Coroner Biggs for
several days. Failing to get in con
nection with any of the man's rela
tives, authorities buried the body near
the county home.
W. W. Breazil was arrested in Con
nection With ScLong's death, and was
tried in a Bertie County court, but
evidence was insufficient to convict
him, and he was cleared of the man
slaughter charge.
Mr. Hope's letter brings to a close
the last chapter in the case of the Ger-
I man scissors grinder, who had pushed
I a small cart into many States of th-=
| Union in an effort to gain a liveli
hood.
Small Child Dies At Home
Near Here Early Friday
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James Gilbert Gardner, three years
old, died at the home of hit parents,
Willie W. Gardner and wife, Florence
Moore Gardner, in Williams Town
ship early last Friday morning. .The
little fellow had been in feeble health'
all his life. Pneumonia was the ulti-j
mate cause of his death. (
Funeral services were held from the!
home Friday afternoon by Rev. E. 1.1
Harris, of Washington. Burial was in
the R. B. Gardner cemetery, near the
home.
John Robert Gardner, 18-month-old
cousin, died at the home of his par
ents only a few days before. -
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Hoke County Farmer
Buys Firat Combine
J. D. Mason of Raeford, has pur
chased the first combine to be used
in Hoke county.
Williamston, Martin County, North Carolina, Tuesday, June 16, 1931
In certain sections of the tobac
co belt, the movement will be
largely practiced, it ia understood,
and it ia the honest opinion of
those who handle tobacco that
.Martin County farmers will do
well to five the matter serious
thought
The seseon is progressing rap
idly. and the crop as a whole is
doing well in this county, accord
ing to reports. The United States
Tobacco Association meets in
Asheville this week, and the open
ing dates for the markets will be
announced late Friday, it is un
derstood.
$6,000 NOTE TO BE
SOLD BY TOWN
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Made Necessary By Post-J
.ponement of Property
Tax Sale
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In anticipation of revenue from th«
| collection of the remainder of 1930
I taxes, the Town of Willianiston plans |
to sell a $6,000 note next Monday, it'
was learned at the treasurer's oftke
yesterday morning. The proposed sajoj
of the note has been approved by th?
State Local Government Commission,
and it is believed the money will lie
I available alter next Monday.
J Commenting on the proposed sale
| of the anticipation note, Treasurer N
C. Green stated yesterday morning
that it would not have been necessary
for the town to borrow had the saU; of
taxes been made June 1. Of the $-41,-
000 town levy., approximately $30,000
have been collected so far, leaving
more than SIO,OOO for floating the note.
Several large property owners are in
cluded in the number who have not 1
paid their taxes and who are expected '
to make settlement before their hold-'
itigs are adveYEised later in the year. |
conditions, the '
town's finances are in unusually good '
shape," Treasurer Green staled.
UNION SERVICES
DURING SUMMER
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First Service To Be Held at
- Presbyterian Church - 4
Next Sunday
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Beginning next Sunday evneing and
con tin rough the summer '
local churches, Baptist. 1
and Chris- 1
tian, will combine their evening pro- j
grams and hold a weekly union serv
ice, it was announced last Sunday eve
jning in the several churches. Rev. C
H. Dickey will preach at the first union
service to be held under the recent ar
rangement, it was announced yester
day. The several religious bodies wi'l
meet in the I'resbyterian church for
the first service next Sunday evening 1
at B»'clock.
Union services have been held here
during the summer months for the past
several years, giving the ministers an
opportunity to visit the others churches
and at the same time affording larger
congregations during the months of
warm weather.
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Judge Harris To Address
Kiwanitfos Tomorrow
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A unique and interesting program
has been arranged for the regular Ki
wanis meeting here tomorrow, it was
announced this morning. Judge W. C.
Harris, presiding over the superior
court here this week, will attend as
honor guest of the body and he will |
make a brief talk to the
His subject has not been announced.,
A musical program by local talent will
lie offered • during the course of the
meeting, it was stated. A large gath-j
ering of Kiwanians is urged.
Small Child Dies in
Bear Grass Sunday
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Pennie Elizabeth, the one-year-old
child of Mr, and Mrs. Willie Bowen,l
died at the home of her parents in Bear
Grass Township early Sunday'morn
ing of pneumonia.
The funeral was conducted from thj
home Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock by
Elder Ben Cowin, of the Primitive i
Baptist church. Interment was in the
Bowen cemetery, near here, |i
SUPPRESSION OF |
CRIME THEME OF
JUDGE'S CHARGE
Says People Should Not
Hide Crime From
The Courts
"Son long as individual citizens arc
(respecters of special privileges and par
ticular crimes, we need not expect the
I courts to (unction proper tly," Judge
IW. C. Harris, of Raleigh, stated in his
jcharge to the Martin County grand
(jury here yesterday morning.
I The judge, devoting only a few min
utes to his remarks addressed to the
'grand jury, did not deal with, any one
(crime, but centered his talk on the
| trend toward crime and the great need
for community citizens to join in
crime suppression, "People should not
{hide crime from the courts," lie said
in urging the individual to so order
jcommunity life that every person might
have a change, and that they might
Jbe taught the effects of law-breaking
I on themselves and upon the communi
j ties in which they live.
Judge Harris scored parents for not
being more diligent in teaching their
children the difference between right
and wrong. The visiting jurist, com
ing here for his second court, praised
the influence of' the church and the
school, stating without these two prom
inent influences, our courts, by work
ing day ami night, could not keep the
criminal dockets clear.
In bringing his talk to a close, Judge
Harris stressed the importance of edu
cation, stating that very lew criminals
who have ever been in high school
find their way into the courts, "and
many of the criminals can neither read
nor write," he added.
MOTH BALLS ARE
FATAL TO PESTS
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Watauga Gardener Finds
Cheap Method of Killing
Bugs and Worms
I The following clipping from a recent
ijftue of the Watauga Democrat, of
I Boone, will doubtless prove interest
+mg to Martin t onnty gardeners, deal
ing, as it does, with the most common
of all garden pests, insects:
| "Watauga County gardeners bring
the information that insect pests have
appeared this season in ever-increas
ing hordes, and the news of a dis
tinctly new weapon with which to
combat them will be gladly received.
[Mrs. W. 1.. Stansberry, of Vilas, is
'authority for the recipe for l>ean
.beetles, cucumber bugs, "tater" bugs,
lor what have you, and the formula is
exceedingly simple. Two moth balls
'are pu+vrrired atid plaeed in one gal
ilon of water, allowed to rema u over
night so that the solid matter may be
come thoroughly dissolved, and the
solution is sprinkled over the bean
'rows. In her garden, Mrs. Stansberry
the liquid through a tin, can
I with perforated bottom. A larger ves
sel is carried filled with the deadly
potion, and only a few minutes is re
quired to cover the usual garden patch.
The pestiferous Mexican bean beetle
.has been annihilated by this mixture
in different gardens, and Mrs. Stans
berry ha« yet to find an insect on any
kind of plant which can survive an
application. The moth balls i. ay be
| secured at your drug stores, are sold
{in bulk, and the cost is so low as to
be negligible.
Nearly 400 People Lose
Lives When Ship Sinks
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More than 400 French people lout
their lives last Sunday afternoon wheij
their excursion boat sank off St. Na
/aire, France. The steamer ran into
a squall and was knocked over on -jts
brain end*. The terror-stricken pas
sengers, approximately S(H) of then),
rushed to the opposite side and caused
the craft to capsize in a very, short
time. A few of the passengers, grab
bing life belts just before the boat
went undrt,'" were picked up by res-
cue boats an hour later nearly exhaust
1 ed. There wrre many women anil
children on the boat.
' Wheeler Manning Buys
Interest in Shoe Shop
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I Wheeler Manning, the hustling
young ton of Mr*. Bell Manning and
the late Simon Manning, recently pur
chased a one-half .interest in the Wil
-1 lard Shoe Shop here. In making th?
purchase the young boy assumes half
management in the concern. J
Young Manning has been with the
firm for some time, taking an active in
terest in the business that later made
possible an opentng in the firm for him.
He was graduated from the local high
school last month.
I VOLUNTEER FIRE
DEPARTMENT IS
HIGHLY PRAISED 4
Article by Local
Minister Read With
Interest Here
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L ,! Volunteer fire departments in gener
. | al, and the local one in particular, were
r paid a uniquie tribute by Rev. -C. H.
c Dickey in his column. "Small Town
s | Musings," appearing weekly in th'-'
I News and Observer. Using a fire de
partment and the attention it attracts
. as a yardstick in measuring the sine
l> Jof a town, Rev. Mr. Dickey goes on
| to point out the conditions surround
i'|ing the small town and its volunteer
I fire-fighters.
J | In praising the work of the local
II company, the minister said, in part:
| "Our local fire department is a source
jof boundless wonder to me, anyway.
How. at any hour, day or night, they
i can be rounded up so quickly I have
1 never been able to understand. I have
heard our siren go off in the stilly
hours of the late night—on a cold win
' |ter's night—anil before it ever stopped
r I've heard the trucks start up.
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I We have a great group of men on
I our engines. And it's a group of men
. who are. not sufficiently appreciated:
( I fear. They love their sleep and their
soft beds as much as we. Vet, let that
. alarm go off and in no time at all, day
lor niglit, winter of summer, they
come pouring out of their several
homes and before I'm through rub
bing my eyes, wondering where the
J j fire is, w hose house and so forth, they
( I are off and arrived at the place and
working like Trojans to head it oil.
| "For this service they get, if I'm not
| mistaken, the magnificent sum of $2.50
each month. Well, it's just another
i J group of men who are willing to do
i .something without being paid for it.
' There are a lot of people like that, (it
course, men "have to have their daily
i bread; but men" don't live on bread
alone; and always there are many who
will put themselves out in your behalf
without money anil without price.
"Our Ititle town owes a lot to the .e
hoys. They are our guardian angels.
Nothing stops them. They're quicker
. than lightning. They serve, practically
| without pay. It gets so it isn't a bit
funny being called out at all hours of
the night, chasing all over town, throw
1 ing water and sometimes having it
I freeze on you, carrying out heavy fur-
I niture and exposing yourself. Hut our
| boys do it and do it well,
j "I like a fellow like that. One who
is willing to serve you when he can.
IHe asks no questions. He simply goes
I when that alarm goes off 1 feel bet
! ter ami sleep .better because I'm
watched over by a group of fellows
like that. There's no better tire de
pafiineut than ours."
BLOOD HOUNDS
CAUSE ARREST
Young Negro Is Jailed for
Breaking in Home of
Columbia Man
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C harged with entering the home of
'Mr. J. K. West in Columbia late last ,
| Saturday night, a seveuteen-.year-old |
' colored boy was trailed by blood
hounds and arrested near there earlv
Sunday morning. Mr. W. H. Allen, j
of Enfield, owner of the bloodhounds
j used in trailing the burglar, stated
{that the boy admitted entering the
| home after'his father, a respectable old
jColored man of the community, had
' j told him to tell the truth, whatever
it might bf. Prior to that time, the
boy denied entering the home,
i | Mr. Allen, reaching here Sunday
morning on his return trip to Knfield,
1 | stated that Mr. West had fired at the
boy but failed to hit him. Mr. Allen
and his dogs were summoned a short
time later, and after reaching the West
home a chase of one and one-half
miles was made, the arrest being ef
fected shortly before 8 o'clock.
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Famous Dancing Team At
Beach Opening This Week
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The famous dance team of Rosita
and Ramiro will be seen at the' Casino,
Atlantic Beach, Morehead' City, at the
.formal opening dance Wednesday
j night, June 17.-, These team will be
t seen in their original Cuban Rumba
.and Argentine Tango • Dances. Tli.-y
| will also dance a fast Spanish Poso
Dohle and the latest ballroom version
Jof the bolero.. Rosita and Ramiro
.have recently appeared at the Royal
Casino, Havana, Cuba, the St. Regis
jand St. Moritz Hotels, New York,
and also in the Hollywood and Jana
sens' Restaurants, New York, as well
'as having recently been featured with
'the Chateau SeviUa Cuban Rumba
J orchestra.
Superior Court Term
Began Here Monday
[ CLEAN-UP WEEK )
That the "Paint-up and Clean
l up" movement advanced here this
week by the Woman's club will
meet with much success between
! now j)nd Saturday was made cer
tain yesterday when many turned
, their attention and labors to the
| task of cleaning up their premises.
Many vacant lots have been un-
J touched so far, but before the
week is spent that work will have
been handled in many cases, it- is
believed.
The beautifying phase is being
greatly stressed in the "Paint-up
| and Clean-up" movement, but
since the week is now only in its
second day, that type of work
cannot be detected just at this
' tima. The civic committee of the
club is very anxious every
i one who possibly can do so, beau
tify the grass plots in and around
th« individual homes.
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GARDEN NOTES
FOR MONTH JUNE
Home Agent Gives Some
Timely Tips for Alert
Gardeners
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By Miss LORA E. SLEEPER
(Home Demonstration Agent)
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1. Piatt now for a good crop of straw
j berries next spring Har (iff the old
I bed to a narrow row of plants and
keep well cultivated on both sides of
! the row so that new runner plant-
I may take rooot as they form. Plants
formed during June, July, and Aug
ust will produce twice as many b?r
--j l ies as those formed during September
land October. The new plants should
I not lie spaced closer than 6 to 8 inches
i apart in the bed. l'or the very larg
est and finest berries root the earliest
runners about 12 inches apart in a sin
gle "or~dTOtJtF~ToW7~
2. Now is the time to start sweet
potatoes from vine cuttings. Vine cut
tings are usually free front disease,
nail therefore offer a means of pro
ducing disease-free potatoes Higher
yields of No. 1 potatoes will be pfo
duced if the plants are set as close a
-12 inches apart in the row On so'ls
of average fertility, use 800 to 1,000
pounds per acre of aii 8-4-4 fertilizer.
J. Set tomato plants for the late sum
nier crop. Plants set at this t.m
shofild have their roots placed deep
in order to Teach the moist layers~oT
| soil; If the plants are tall and spin
idling, lay them horizontally in the bot
tom of a deep furrow and Cover all lint
2 or 3 inches of the top. Sow seed
now for the fall crop.
4. Keep up the supply of sweet corn
Iby making successive plantings, every
three or four weeks. Early maturing
varieties may be planted as late as 10
weeks before the usual date of the first
killing frost with fair assurance of a
,crop. Main crop varieties should l>e
| given not less than three inonths in
which to mature. As soon as the plant
are well established, Jiurry them along
by side dressing with a fertilizer high
in nitrogen.
5. Plant bush" beans every three
weeks in order to have a constant sup
ply of fresh, tender snaps. Start the
fight in the bean beetle early by spray
ing or dusting with magnesium arse-i
nate as soon as adult beetles are found j
|on the plants. For spraying, use mag
nesium arsenate at the rate of 1 pound
to 50 gallons of water, or 2 level table
spoons to 1 gallon. For dusting use 1|
pound of magnesium arsenate to
pounds of hydrated lime. spray
or dust material should he applied to
the under side of the leaves.
6. Spray canteloupe, cucumbers, and
watermelon* with Bordeaux mixture
for, the control, ' eal blights. The
best insurance is to keep the vines
covered with the spray material, al
though two or three applications will
give reasonable control in an average
season. t
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Can Get Civil Service
Blanks In Washington
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Under a new arrangement, blanks
for civil service commission examina
tion for applicants desiring to enter
training in the government hospital.
St. Elizabeth's, Washington, D, C.,
are available, through the civil service
commission, Washington, only, it was
learned here this morning. For fur
ther information those desiring to en
ter the service are directed to cor
respond with Mr. F. E. Wynn, local
••cretary, at the post office here.
Wstch the Label On Your
Paper As It Carries the Date
When Your Subscription Expires
ESTABLISHED 1898
TEN TRUE BILLS
RETURNED BY
JURY FIRST DAY
Most of Indictments Are
For Stealing in One
Form or Another
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Opening IK 1 re yesterday, the Martin
County Superior t'ourt. Judge \V. C.
j Harris, of Raleigh, presiding. called
| ten cases during the day, the docket
jas a whole attracting very little atteli-
I tion.
N esterday. the g and jury returned
.ten true hills, and at mion today, wit!)
j the exception ol a few minor details
! then to he handled, it had completed
I its work. I'rue hills returned into open
I court by the grand jury yesterday hi -
I elude the following John Henry Ed*
I wards, colored, housebreaking and lar
jceuy; John I'age, Hubert Pane, and
j I.eatery I'erry, "housebreaking and lai
| ceny; James Kidltfv, housebreaking
ami larceny; lliilton Flyman, house
breaking; Marshal). Andrews, Julian
Koberson, and lames Staton Godard,
larceny and receiving; Daniel W'ynu,
| house -tiUrnitiK: I'bomas Rynes, carnal
knowledge; William Everett, assault
i with a deadly weapon; and John Had
ley, larceny and receiving This, morn
ing the grand jurors had around 18
I more cases to consider, in addition to
j inspecting certain county properties
The first u«' called in the Court was
I the one charging N S. (iodard with
seduction. Papers were issued lo.r, the
| defendant, and the case was returned.
In the case charging Mote MiHs and'
! I'uriiev I olev wit4i - as-aqlt with i
j deadly weapon, t oley lailed to answi'r
j and papers were issued, judgment >!
I the court being nisi scifa.
Charged with an affray and earry
-1 lug a concealed weapon, lames Co!-
I lins and t larence I'urriugtou pleaded
not guilty at first, but once the State's
evidence was in, they pleaded guilty
of an affray. The court sentenced
them to six inonths on the roads.
I'rayer for. judgment was continue I
I in the case charging I*. 1.. Maker with
' reckless driving and assault upon tji"
defendant paying the costs of the ca*o
and the cost of repairs to damaged
w agon. -
John Henry Edwards, colored, plead
'ed guilty to housebreaking and lar
ceny. and was sentenced to the State
prison lor not less than one year and
for not more than four years, I his
I was the heaviest sentence imposed hv
j the court during the first day* of the
two weeks' term.
At fl.ie conclusion ST the evidence in
the case charging (ieorge Taylor with
'an assault with a deadly weapon, the
court ordered that a verdict of guilt,'
-lie entered. I'rayer for judgment was
continued upon the payment of the
i court costs by the defendant.
The case charging C. M. Barber with
an assault with a deadly weapon was
continued.
Holton Hytnan was found guilty of
housebreaking, but sentence had not
been passed up until noon today.
The case charging Golden Godard
with cruelty to animals was ordered
redocketed, and capias issued for the
defendant. This action followed when
it was learned that the case had
'nol prossed at the March, (931, term.
Starting late yesterday afternoon on
the case charging W. I>. Wynn with
househunting, the court completed the
evidence this morning. Argument re
i|uired much time and the jury wis
out for a long while before returning
a verdict of guilty. Judge Harris had
not passed sentence at itootl today,
the accused man's family displaying
a marked grief in the halls of the court
house in awaiting the judge's action.
One other case only was before the
court this morning and that one charg- *
ed J, I). Ridley with entering a store
in Parmele a few months ago. Ridley
is said, to have told a good story, hut
the evidence was not considered very
favorable for his release. The jury
took the case about yne o'clock when
the Court adjourned for lunch.
Court attendants are of the opinion
that the criminal proceedings will con- J
tinue through tomorrow and well into-
Thursday with the possibility that the
work will run practically all the week.
\\ Inlt there are no capital cases on
the docket, the criminal proceedings
are attracting |>acked audiences daily.
Control of 801 l Weevill
Is Discussed In Bulletin
How to control the cotton boll
weevil by dusting with calciam ar- «
senate i» disucced in Extension Cir
cular 186, by C. H. Uranium, ex
tension entomologist at State Col
lege. Copies arc, free for the asking.
    

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