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VOL XIX. NO 4.
STATE OF CAROLINA
Tke Adjutant General's Department
December 1, 1917.
Registrants Warned to Notify
Their Local Boards of Any
Change in Their-Rost Office Ad
To All Local And District Boards:
The following telegram from
the Provost Marshal General re
ceived by this office November
30, 1917, is published for the
instruction and guidance of all
Local and District Boards:
Washington, D. C..
Governor of North
Raleigh, N. C.
"Number 10948. Please
cause the broadest and most ex
tensive and continuous possible
publicity to be given through the
Adjutant General, Local and Dis
trict Boards, the newspapers and
by all other possible means of
warning to registrants w)»o may
have changed their places of
abode ar.d Post Office address to
communicate immediately with
their Local Boards where they
are registered and furnish their
present addresses so that Ques
tionaires whi( h will begin to be
mailed December 15th will reach
such registrants without delay.
Registrants are bound by lavr to
keep themselves advised to all |
proceedings in respect of them
andfailure to do so may result in
their right to claim exemption or
discharge. Please request news
papers to gnve this warning,
broad and continuous publication
from this time until the process
of mailing 'Questionair?s has
Compliance with this telegram ,
will greatlv facilitate the work
of classifying the. registrants
under, the new regulation l ,
Bv direction of
LAURENCE W. YOUNG,
The' Adjutant General.
By \VL.~F. MARSHALL.
Director"6f Military Enroll
Wednesday evening of last
week, Mr, Leon Stalls motored
to Tarborcr and returned with
Mififi Daisy Gurganus. The hour
was late, about 12 o'clock, but
they planned to be married ere
another day appeared, and so
they were united in the holy
bonds of matrimony at the home
f the groom by the Rev. C. H.
The couple had planned to get (
married on December 16th, but
an eariierdate was decided upon.
The bride is a very attratcive
young woman, and has visited in
Williamston, where she made ,
friends, Mr. Stalls is the son of ,
Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Stalls, and ,
is'with his father in the autrmo- j
bile business, They are residing ,
with their parents on West Main :
m m «
The parents of Maurice Duns- 1
tan Watts received the news of J
his marriage to Miss Ethel Dent l
at Sun, W. Va., last week. Mr. i
Watts has been employed at Sun 1
for the past year,-, where he
works,Jn the office of a large
mining company. Miss Dent is
originally from Selma, W. Va/,
but was staying with relatives in
Sun, where Mr. Watts met her f
They planneo to get married lat- 1
er, butldecided that it was need- f
less to wait, and so were married 1
quietly. Mr. Watts has a large *
number of friends in North Caro- *
lina, who wish for'him and his
bride a long life of happiness.,
Red Cross Seal Drift Is On.
The sale of Red Cross seals is
on all over the country, and \
North Carolina is making an ef- (
fort to push the sales as never ]
before. Dr. L. B. Mcßrayer, Exe- (
cutive Secretary, states that re- j
ports of sales are great; towns i
never before taking them are in ]
the drive. The Woman's Club of
Raleigh has sent in an order for
300,000 and may need more. ]
Many other towns are following
closely, and North Carolina will i
buy as never before.
It is well known that the
money for these stamps is used
to combat the freaded scourge
of tuberculosis, which menaces
the life of tfre people. Every
time you buy a dollar's worth of
stamps, you help some sufferer
in the struggle for better health.
Every business firm should use
one on every letter and package
now one n til the Chistmas holi
days are over. They are attrac
tive this year, more so than
usual. One on your letter indi
cates that you are helping others.
Don't be a slacker in this great
crusade against tuberculosis.
"Mrs*. J. H. Saunders is chair
man of the Red Cross Seal Com
mittee for Williamston and is
making a campaign to put them
Jin the hands ot everybody- If
I you have not seen her, call her
iat Number 40, and she will de
liver any amount to you Wil
liamston should push to the
front in this drive—it has not
shirked yet, and it must not.
| Buy Red Cross Seals Now.
Entered Declamation Contest.
The Williamston Hijrh School]
was represented in the declama- j
I tion contest, which was held at j
Trinity College, Durham on Fri-j
' day night of last wei. A large j
I number of the Eastern schools!
jsent representatives, arid W. C.
Manning. Jr., was seat from the)
school here. The elimination pro J
cess was observed, and ten of)
the most creditable were select
ed for the finals A Goldsboro
bov. Harry Epstein, won out. He
is quite young, but the judges
found in him the essentials for
The High School here expects,
to enter these contests fr >m time
to time, and the boys wiil be I
given good training along the
i line of public speaking.
Appropriation For Home Guards
Monday, Col. W. G. Lamb ap
peared before the Board of
County Commissioners to ask
for an appropriation to equip the
members of the Home Guards
which was recently organized.
Rjfles, etc., will be furnished by
the government, but uniforms 1
must .be paid for by the individ
ual members, unless otherwise
provided. The appropriation by j
the Board will pay for theuun- t
forms and thus relieve the indi
viduals. It was right that this y
should be done, as the Guards j
will protect the entire county in j.
case of need, ajad any assistance j
that is asked for them should be
given. The amount to be appro
priated will be about S6OO, which
will furnish uniforms for fifty
Red Cross Supplies h
Information has been received
here from the headquarters of v
the Red Cross Society that there J
is ready f( r distribution a large °
supply of wool and needles, Aux- C
iliary in the county may apply
through the Chapter at Williams
ton for the amount that is needed
by them and get quick . service
thereby. ; c
WILLIAMSTON, N. C., FRIDAY DECEMBER 7. 1917.
A Soldier's Letter
The following letter in verse
was sent to a young lady at Oak
City by Charlie Price, CoX H.
12oth Infantry, Camp Sevier, '
Greenville, S. C. It was sent for
publication by our Oak City cor
It is not crossing the ocean and
The hardships we fear,
It is not the fear of starving or
the sting of farewell tear;
It is not the whirl of bullets as
they pass over body or head;
It is not the tho't of dying—none
of these things we dread;
It is the friends back home we
And the tho't of suffering
The tears they'll shed while
Altho we plead with then not to
We know when our mail is
They'll give up and think
These are the worries we'll
These are the things we dread.
But why borrow trouble before
Look on the bright side of life,
i Pray to One who is able to leads
us saf£ thro the strife;
Don't think it hard that we
must leave you.
J But think it honorable instead,
And we'll pull thro with
smiles on our faces,
I For we'll have nothing to dread.
i For Armenian Relief
I A mass meeting of the citi
j zens of W'illiamston is asked to
Ibe called for 3 o'clock Sunday
[afternoon, to consider the ques
j tion of helping relieve the dis
! tressing conditions now exisiting
iin Syria and Armenia, where
i hundreds of thousands of people
I art* facing starvation. President
I Wilson lias issued a proclarriatiui)
I calling on tli» people of the
J United States to help these -vic
tims of Gorman and Turkish
atrocities. Of the sum of $3p,600
000 asked top this relief, Wjj!i
amnton is asked to jjive on'y
Mr. and Mrs, Joseph Knight
announce the marriage
of their daughter
Mr. Alvis Yates Do \ ell -
on Thursday, November
Nineteen hundred and
Mr. Dowell formerly lived in 1
Williamston, where his father,
Rev. George J. Dowell, was pas
tor of the Baptist Church. He
graduated from the High School >
here and then entered Wake>
Forest CoJlege. His many frienda
here will rejoice with bim inl
liis happiness. , !
Twentieth Century Gub
The second meeting of the
Twentieth Century Club was
held at the home of Mist Pent:- ,
lope Biggs, on November 27th.
"The Organization of the Army
was given by Mrs, Martin; Mrs.
J. S. Rhodes sang a solo, "Joan 1
sf Arc They Are Calling You." '
[Jurrehts Events were read by j 1
Mrs. Staton. ,
During the hours, knitting ( '
tfib done for the Red Cross. At i j
:he close of the program, a
jourse was served by the hostess. J
Hit With Bullet.
MondaV morning, Harry and
Proctor Jones, the young sons of d
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Jone?, who live
on the Hamilton Road three miles; f
from Williamston, left home ear- j
ly to visit their rabbit boxes, |j,
taking with them a bullet rifle.
Proctor said that he went to |
shoot a bird, and, perhaps, was |
a bad marksman and the bullet I
entered the leg of Harry below j ®
the knee. Dr. Rhodes was called |
but failed to locate the bullet. S
The bovs refused to tell the t
whole circumstances surrounding
the accident. 1
This is another case of a rifle £
and young boys not being good
companions; too many boys are *]
allowed to carry guns and rifles |
these days. Every day accidents
are happening and some mother's j
heart bleeds because her child is (
either injured or killed
Oak City liems *
The entertainment given last
Wednesday ninht by the faculty
and pupils of the High School |'
was well attended, and the!
amount realized helped wonder-]
fully in the purchase of things
needed in the school,
i 'M iss Virginia Martin and Mr. j
W i mer House wore quietly mar
> ried in Greenville, last Wednes
day, November 28th, at the Me
thodist parsonage. Mr. It. J
i Hoi lse and Miss Jefferson House;
Following is the Honor Roll,
Primary Class, for th: month of
| First Grade: Naomi Ethridge, |
. Ahbylinn Tripp, Selina Sawyer, I
, Jthn Speight Skile*, Rosa Ross,
, Milton Harrell
Second Grade: Alice Brooks
Tripp, Nat Johnson, AlenU Brown i
. Rachel Raw Is, Stuart Tripp
, Third Grade: Ernest Ethridge, j
jKbbie Cr«(,-,s, Marion House,
Hurst, Willie lohnso.n.
'| iiumilton Items
, Mr. Jtnd Mrs. Dunn, of New
,! Bern were the guests of relatives
r » •"
, j here Thanksgiving.
Mrs. T B. Slad" left Tuesday
for Morehead Cit v to visit Mrs.
E. A. Council
Mrs. Walter t)«*U and children
left Friday for their home in
Ralph Watkms, who has been
in training at Ft., >glethorpe, is
spending so me time he re.
Miss Fannie Gladstone has re
turned from a visit to friends in
Tar bo.ro •
The ladies of the National De
fense met on Friday afternoon at
lythe home of Mrs. R. W. Salsbury.
Mrs. of Leens, is
visiting her daughter here.
Dr. and Mrs. 14. I. Fleming
ispent;Sunday in Greenville.
Mr. .and Mrs. R. W. Salsbury
spent Sunday in Greenville and
from there Mrs. Saisbury will go 1
)to Farnmrille. '
Mrs. S. D. Matthews spent
Thanksgiving in Norfolk.
Mr and Mrs. J. H. Edmond
son are spending some time with [
Mrs. P. H. Davenport.
It. A. Edmondson Mon- 1
day in Rocky Mount.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Waldo
and daughter were in Williams
on Tuesday. I
The Ladies Aid Society of the C
Christian Church will serve bar
becue on Monday at the office of j!
W. C. Manning in the t
Building on Main Street. At b
night, they will serve oysters [>
fried and stewed. The public is |
invited to help the Society in!
their work. * - - .^cu
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Mrs Fred Gardner spent Tues- ]
day in Everetts.
Thomas E. Cox left Saturday
for Roanoke Rapids.
Gavin Hyman, of Scotland
Neck was in town Tuesday.
Mrs James Elmore and little '
son spent Tuesday in town.
Arthur G Perry, of Rocky
Mount, is visiting relatives here. (
J. W. Watts and family spent
Sunday in Plymouth with rela- :
tives. ....... * s '
Dr. J, S. O'Hare and J. I), i
Thrower went tf Washington
Miss Alma Sparks spent
Thanksgiving in Kinston with
W. C. Manning and A. R. j
Dunning attended court at Eden
Messrs. W. H. Gurkin and
Collins Peel spent a few days in
Baltimore last week.
John W. Hassell and Leßoy
Apderson are at home from Ft.
Mrs Grover C Godwin, of Flo
rence, S. C., is visiting relativesj
here and in the couuty.
Misses Addie and Mary Clyde
Leggett returned from a visit to
Washington on Monday,
Miss Dorothy Baldwin, who
I has been a vistor in town, left
Monday afternoon for New York
Mrs. A, E. Hamilton, who has
been visiting her parents here,
| left Tuesday for her home at Red
I Springs „
! Mrs. Eugene Gordy, Miss
j Mary Gordy and Mrs. Lizzie
| Tucker arrived from % -Edenton
Miss Inez Reid, who teach«*B
jin the High School at Jackson,
spent Thanksgiving, with hr
sister, Mrs. K. E. Hundy.
lie-v. II M. Eirre left Tuesday
to attend the session of the M -
thodist ('(inference at Greenville,
over which Bishop Chandler will
Misses Leila Pippen, Lillie
Floyil and Annie Jones with
Messrs, Don Matthews and B, l'»
Sherrod motored here from
Mr. and Mrs. Kelly King and
little Mary Elizabeth and Miss
Carrie Dell Blount Left for
Winston-Salemon Saturday. Mr.
King will go to Kentucky during
the rest of the tobacco season.
Rep irl of the Cornlitiuii o:
THE BANK of HAMILTON
At lld ttii It' »ti. in the State* of North I'nrolina u t
tlx* clom' al litisuiesh Nov, jtj i17
Loans and discounts, $42,224.10
Banking Houses, 4200.00
Furniture and Fixtures, 1150.00
All other Real Estate
Due from Nat. Banks 14,505.81
Due from State
Banks and Bkrs 8,882.93j
Cash items v 1,327.12
Gold coin, 442.00
Silver coin. 512.58
Nat'l bank notes, 1,574,00
Capital stock $5,000.00
Surplus fund 9,000.00
Undivided profits " 290.00
Bills payable "'"'"fj
Deposits subject to ck. 40,151.91
Demand Certf. of dep. 14,805.83
Cashiers ck outstanding 20.99
State of North Carolina, Martin
County, Nov. 20, 1917 ss;
I, F. L. Haislip, Cashier of the
above named bank', do solemnly
swear the above statement is true
to the best of my knowledge and
belief. F. L. HAISLIP, Cashier
K. W. Salsbul-v
H .1.. 1,0 nk , ' v
H'. 3, Rhodes
> , -Directors
Subscribe.! and swjrn to before me this 2-i 1
lay of N0v.1917 K. A. Kdinjindson
• : * Nofjjtry Public. '"■]
,>' * \
si.oo a Year in /Advance
Mr John L. Hassell,
Chairman Board County Com.,
Williamston, N. C.
Dear Mr. Hassell:
It Rives me great deal of plea
sure to learn, th-ough our De
partment of Agriculture, that
vour county is co operating in
the tick eradication movement.
I wish to see in a few years
our Eastern counties come to
their o-vn in the raising of more
and better cattle, but, first, we
must exterminate the cattle tick
as our sixty-eight sister counties
have done, and so doing Eastern
North Carolina will produce its
share of beef to" feed our soldiers
at the front.
I would like for the people of
i your county to know that I most
I heartily endorse the movement
I they are making toward tick
Yours very truly,
T. W. BICKETT
THE PEOPLES BANK
at Williamston, N. C. t at close
of business Nov. 20 11)17
Loans and discounts, $351,460.27
I Overdrafts secured
and unsecured 4,244.67
J IJ. S. Bonds on hand 83,542.71
| N. C. State Bonds, .3,000.00
1 Furniture-Fixtures, 077.65
All other real estate owned
I Demand Loans 184.99
Due from Nat Banks 85,160 00
i Due from State Bnks,
and Bankers 24,468.68
Cash Items, 10,472.07
'iGuld Coin - 205.00
' j Silver coin, including
1 a^ minor-coin currency 1,123.53
National Bank notes,
| and other U S notes 13,730 00
'fßuilding Acct. - 7 850 71
j .Total *105,255 28
Capital Stock paid in. ' 50,000 00
j Surplus F;iH. 2-",0 •.• )
Undivided protiits less
current expenses . 6,537 07
Notes and Bills re
Bills payable . 20.000 00
I )epositcs subject c'k, 11,360.14
Time Cer. of Deposits, 52,119.35
Cashier's cks outst'dg 13.371 76
I )ue to State Banks,
Bankers, and Trust
! Total > $605,255.28
State (jf North Carolina, Coun
. ty of Martin, Nov 20. 1917
I. C H. Godwin, (Cashier of
the above named Bank, do solem
ly swear that above statement is
true to the best of my knowledge
C. H. Godwin, Cashien
Correct Attest: A. R. Dunning;
J. L. Hassell, Leslie Fowden,
Subscribed and sworn to before
me, this 4th day of Dec, 1917
W. T. Meadows, Notary Public.
Health Officer's Report.
Dr. William E. Warren,
Quarantine Officer for Martin
County, reports the following
cases of contagious diseases for
the month of November;
Diptheria: Eli Slade Revels,
Williamston, R. F. D
Small Pox: C. F. Bland. Rob
Typhoid Fever: Cloma McKeel,
Typhoid fever. Thomas Bell,
Mayo Wells. Sevier Hyman,
Williamston. R. F. D.
Bion H. Butler Of Southern
Pines will speak in Williamston
Tuesday December 11th. He will
be here upon the invitation of the
Williamston Chamber oL Com
merce. And will speak .on the
things4hat will show us our
need and our possibilities.