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VOL XIX. NO 9.
Tke Law Of Force And Tbe
.«. Force Of Law.
Nowhere has the difference
between Uie spirit of evil and
the spirit of good- .been more
strikingly shown thun in two ex
pressions fchich have recently
come from the battle fronts-
In addressing his army last Sat
urday the German Kaiser said:
'lf the enemy does not want
peace, then we must bring peace
to the world by battering in with
the iron fist and the shining
sword the doors of those who
will not have peace.
shis is a. Christmas message
from the great apostle of Force.
Having robbed his unoffending
neighbors of their lands, stand
ing with his heel on, the broken
homea of those whom he had
covenanted to protect, with his
- hands still red with the blood of
innocent wo, men and children,
this prince of ruthlessness boldly
proposes to subdue the world
with his "iron fist and shining
On the Bame day a dispatch
from London reports that Gen
eral Allenby, Commander-in-
Chief of the British force in Pal
estine, sent the following Christ
mas message to Generfcl Persh
ing in France;
"Tne British troops in Bethle
hem on Christmas Eve send Ut
their American comrades a mes
sage of greeting and of hope
that through the achievement of
their common purpose the law of
force may yield to the force of
' law and peace and good will
reign at length on ear^h."
One side is proposing to batter
the world into submission with
the ''iron fi*t and the shining
• a word," t» establish "the law of
' force," and a reign of terror
the world over, including the,se
United Slates. The other side
proposes to subordinate brute
force to .righteousness and to es
tablish "the force of law" and a
feign of peace and good will for
all the earth. Which shall suc
ceed? There can be but one an
awer. The doctrine of brute force
must perish among the nations
of the earth, a* it has perished
anting individuals,, and he who
has put his faith in "the iron
fist and the shining nword" will
periah by the same, _
Reluctantly, but with aourage
arid determination this nation
" ca-it its lot on the side of right
eousness and "the force of law."
With the zeal worthy of a great
people we will pursue our eourse
to a victorious end. There will be
no faltering, no turning back.
This world must be ruled by the
"force"of law" instead of "the
law of-force," or else God is a
delusion and the devil will pos
sess the earth. We must have
peaqe based on the law of right
.eousness as the supreme force
among men, or civilization is
lost and the human race will re
iapse into barbarism.
Jjt.Js the supreme hour for
every man, woman and child in
this station to unite in the
achievement of our great purpose.
• —State Journal.
Dr. And Mrs. Knight Hosts.
"fuesday evening. Dr. and Mrs.
Knight entertained at dinner at
their home on Main Street.
Misses Fannie Myrt Manning,
and Frances Knight, Messrs.
Frank Saunders, Luke Lamb,
DukeCritcher and E. P. Cun
ningham with the hosts compos
ed the party at the elegantly ap
y pointed board, which w#s laden
with turkey, salad, pickles, jel
lies, breads, chocolate, cake and
WILLIAMSTON. N. C.. FRIDAY JANUARY 11. -toi\ . : Year in Advance
Big Fire At Robersonville
Monday morning about 4
o'clock, fire was discovered vyj..
market house of Bryan & Ev%,
rett at Robersonville, which was .
located in the hotel block neart
the depot. The bucket brigade
was soon at work and confined
the fire to the block. J H, Rob
erson & Co., general merchan
dise, lost heavily in goods and
building, H. L. Rives Drug Co.,
saved part of stock. J. C. Keel,
barber, complete loss; R. T. Pur
vis, general merchandise, com- 11
plete loss; Bryan & Everett,
market, complete loss; Beulah
Hotel, complete loss: .Jenkins &
Roberson and the City Furniture
Company, whose buildings were
near, moved their stock and
thereby suffered considerable
damage. \ .
J H. Roberson & Company is
one of the largest firms in the
xounty, and the fire will greatly
hinder in- serving the trade
though temporary quarters have
been secured. It isr estimated
that about 40 per 'Qjent of the
loss was covered by insurance,
and the loss will approximate
The people of the entire coun
ty sympathize with Robersonville
in its first great loss, and trust,
that upon the ruins will be erect
ed nobler structures in which will
be conducted A larger business
in that progressive town. •
The Real World's Series And
May America Win!
It opened in Bleeding Belgium,
with the Kaiser at the bat,
Me won the game at Liege and
• thought he had the aavies pitU.
Then Johnny Bull went in to
pitch, and stopped the foe's
While a feature of the game be
came the fielding work of i
France. ' ,
Russia went in to pinch-hit,
along the Eastern Front.
While Italy and Roumania each
laid dtiwn a perfect bunt
They trimmed old Bill at Vimy
Hill —with woe they filled his i
While out along the foul line
.Unc|e Sam is warming up.
Your UnoJe Sam is warming up
to mount the pitching hill.
And show such speed ami eurv«3
that he will.Strike out Kaiser
That war machine to conquer
worlds will know the 'very
Whence hit one down to Hin
denberg a*id beat his throw to
When Sims noes up to bat and
sweeps theaubs from off the
And Pershing, sliding into third,
spikes the Coown Prince on
Yes, Uncle Sam is warming up,
and after he goes in
We'll be building baseball dia
monds in the city of Berlin.
At the close of December 31st,
1917, the three banks in William
ston show* loans and discounts
amounting to $1,049,369.32; total
deposits, $1,182,167.01; total re
sources. $1,467,597,97. The local
institutions are keeping pace
with the general prosperity in
North Carolina as shown by the
bank statements. No' town of
like size in the county and many
larger onea cannot show banks
with the splendid resources of
theae local institutions,
of these fcntci are not ayear o»
yet. Rating Williamston by its
banks, it occupies an important
place in the financial world.
Mr. John H. Ayers.
Again death comes and takes
• from our midst the soul of J. H. ,
Ayers. He died early Thursday
"morning, January 3rd, 1918, af- '
ter an illness of only one hour. i
The day previous to his death, he ,
was seemingly well, and full of (
the joy of living. That night when j
be retired, he told his wife that ;
he felt very peculiar. About 3
o'clock, she heard him making a
noise, and calling him, received
|no response. She awoke her
aaughter, who was in an adjoin-,
ing room, who phoned for a phy-J
sician and several neighbors*
Everything done for hits
that could be done, but nothing!
arailed and at 4 o'clock, hirfl
spirit passed into the Great Be- !
yond. He was the victim of heart
trouble, and his death was not a
surprise, though the shock was
not one bit less.
He was born December 28th,
1851, in Martin County, where
he has always lived; on Novenw
her 27th, 1879, he married Miss
Courtney Rogers, who with six
children survive him. These are,
Calvin and A, 8., of Bear Grass,
J. Staton, of Everetts, M. I), at
Camp Jackson, and Mrs. C. E.
Jenkins, who lives with her
For twenty- five years he had
been a member of the Primitive
Baptist Church, having been
baptized by Eldfcr John N. Rog
ers. He remained a faithful
Christain and was constant in
attendance upon the services of
the Church. Believing in making
a Irving the sweat of his
brow, he labored earnestly to
provide for his loved ones; he
was a lovinsr husband, a kindj
father and an accommodating
How he will he missed! But
we grieve not as one who has no
hope, for-we believe that God
, took him to that Heavenly Ues't
prepared for His saints from the
foundation of the world.
His body was laid to' rest- Fri
day afternoon in tin.- family
cemetery at the home of J. N.
Rogers. Services' were conducted
by Elders John IN. Ruber's alld
Hon. R. H. S'aUbury.
As we go to .press>, the news
comes that Hon. Robert H. TSaTs"
bury, of Hassell, Martin "county,
at Richmond, ths
The Cotillion Club gave the
last dance of the season at the
Masonic Hall on Wednesday
evening. The Jazz Band, of Kin
ston, furnished the music
During the eold weather some
one cut a large oak tree in the
Episcopal Church yard and haul
ed it off. Evidently an act of
The office has been brighten
ed by* the addition of a hand
some calendar, the srift of the
Farmers and Merchants
which is ever on the progressive
A very beautiful calendar was
hung in the office this week by
J. E. Pope, Cashier of the Sav
ings & Trust Co. This institution
is on all lines which mark pro
grassiveness, and is up-to-the
minute in banking and insurance
Last week in naming the
working force of Harrison Bros.
& Co., the name of Roy T- Grif
fin was inadvertently left out.
Mr. Griffin baa been book-keeper
for the firm for some time, «nd
will remain with them for an
other year, though he bad a
splendid offer to go elsewhere.
! Benefit Of Hamilton Red Crjss
■ • *
Ati old-fashioned birthday par-[
sty was hrifl ut the Masonic Hall, j
Monday evening, Jan. Bth. 1918. j
The inclemency of the weather
did'flot prevent men, women and
children from enjoying all the
old time games. The hall was
beautifully decorated with the ■
Stars and Stripes; ard the Gypsy !
I tent was visited quite often by
those who wished to learn of
their future happiness as told by
the Gypsy Queen fortune teller.
Besides something nice to eat, in
store for all, was a musical treat.
The neat sum of SSO was rajs
led, and the promoters felt very
much repaid for* their efforts.
Hamilton has lon# since realized
that prosperity is smiling upon
pits people, and that life to them
is a bed of roses compared with
what our soldier boys are endur
ing; so when a call for help comes,
the Hamilton- folks are ever
ready to stand shoulder' to
shoulder in meeting all conditions
4hat require our support.
I As chairman of the Christmas
l)riye for new members oTNthe
Red Cross, 1 wish to thank each
fnd everyone for assisting in se
miring slll.OO fo,r this great
#ork, and we are ready to cease
frying: "Doing Our Bit " while
o®r boyß are doing .Their All" I
Mrs, N. W. Grimes,
May Pave Streets
iThe City Fathers met this
eek, and considered paving the
Itreet in tin- section.
Thecowdition of the street since
the.Xreeze wou;d put some kind
1 ofiplans in th» hea,jh of folks.
Usually Main St,, is in splendid
shape, us it dries very quickly,
but pavements would inipr-ove
things. Hut there are many
things to In; considered,- aiui it is
evident that tlu> Fathers will
move wi'li canll mj #l!ut a paved
strts. L V. • : I lomighty goou.
(during a raurc mi.«•!!.
Weekly Receipts fir the Armen
ian and Syrian Relief Fund
]•' j" v.'.'t k i" 'ln t l . Iw.. lOth.
VV, t". MaittiiHK * $> r »,oy
A J,. Maiming fir
- —Maciidijai.iL Mun'-cli' 11 24
WjU"n G I/milt Ti.OO
C. H. Jordan fui I'.iascopal
Church SUP lav School 4.82
Mrs. W. W. Griliin 3.00
Previously reported 131.50
Total - $163.5(5
! J havo aUi.rttilrmlire smouirt
! to Mr. Cleveland H Dodge,
American Treasurer of this fund.
1 Madison Ave , New York City.
Home Guard Drill
S ' I
Almost the full complement of
the Martin County Home Guards
was here Tuosday, and assembl
ed at the Brick Warehouse for a
drill. The band was here also and
? enlivened the occasion with in
spiring music. Captin Manning
will go to Raleigh .n the near fu
ture to secure full equipment for
Julius H. Purvis and family
have located here and are oc
cupying the residence owned bv
Albert Perry on Church Street
next to the Methodist parson
age. Mr. Purvis has rented his
large farm near Spring Green
and if offering for sale all his
farming implements, stock, etc.
on the 22nd Instant.
A Recruiting Officer arrived
here yesterday to remain
On Monday, evening at tfie res
idence of Hon. HViiet "S-. Ward
i i Washington, 'N. C., Miss Hat- j i
tie Lou Ward and Mr. Thomas , i
Jarvis were married The bride
h the daughter of Mr and Mrs I
W. T. Ward, of Williamston, andii
one of the most attractive young
.vomen in the town. Mr Jarvis 1
is from Belhaven and is a mos; |
successful business man At the |
present time, Ive is in the United s
States Army, having been in the I
selective number. He was atj
home on a furlough and he and i
.Vlisj Ward decided to be married j i
at the hone of her uncle in i
Washington on Monday even- t
Robbed Store , j
Last week, burglars entered:'
tho store ofJ. Rogers & Bro,, .
aftd Cowin Bros., at Bear GrassM
and carried away a lot of '
merchandise. Bloodhounds track- 1
ed them to the Dennis Summons
Lbr.Co.camps which were located 1
near, and later two negroes were 1
caught by Sheriff Page and plact
ed in jail here. They had the!
goods and no doubt will join the
road force later on.
Dr.-W E. Warren Health Offi
cer reports the following contag
ious diseases for the month of
December, li> 17, in Martin Coun
Meningitis, James Fdwin Har
Moasles, Francis Woolard
Diptheria, John H. Mizell, Willi
Tyl timid fever, Annie Belle
I'm vii, v\'i:|i:i'n-iioii, I'M Roscot», 1
(I irland And 'l'mmi, !)aVid C. (' >l*l
train; Ii F 11. K tudolph Bell, j
Oak 11 * , !vL- a B I', C: ; y [
W! .-ij.il i. i,4 ~ .j.". u.' .til *
The Diit-ctors of the Brick
Wiu i'liuusi' ('inpany met in the
Company's Office on Jan. 4th-,
i and went over the 1917 season's
i operationssubmitted By Mr.
W. A James, Manager, whose
; report showed that the Company
j sold 1, tHl* l(t;s pounds for $302,'
'4(54.72, and had made a netearn
! ing of 41 per cent
i Tin; directors declared a 25 per
i cent di vidend and carried 16 per.
, cent to the undivided profit acct
The- ttt'+ek k>ld"r*~ meeting- was.
called for Friday, 18th at 2 jelpek
Two Residence Burned
While supper was being pre
pared at the home of Mr. Joseph
Early near Oak City, on Wednes
■ day fire was discovered and scon
, the budding yas a mass of ruins.
. Many of the contents were sav
t ed, and Needham Hyman in try-
I ing to save something in an up
per room, was baijly burned. The
r residence htJiP recently been
fitted with water and light at
. a cost of *l,r>oo, and the loss
is partially covered by insurance.
The home of Mr. Seth Hardison
in the Jamesville section was to- '
tally destroyed on the night of the
10th. The family retired early
and neighbors saw the blaze and
aroused the family. The building
was large and comfortable, but
there was not one cent of insur
ance on if
J. D Ray, of Scotland Neck,
was in town, yesterday.
Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Stubbs
have returned from Wake For
What th? Teacher Can Do
In case of an outbreak of some
I contagious disease in school, the
teacher can, in tfiy first place,
report the ease to the county
quarantine officer; she can teach
the children* a? to the ways artd
| methods of preventing the, dis
ease, and them the free
! health literature treating that
particular disease which is sup-
I plied by the quarantine officer;
she can exclude the children
from school on being exposed to
j cases or having symptoms of ill
ness according to the rules gov
! erning the various/diseases; she
jean and should observe daily
the pupils for disease symtoms
such as colds and sore, throats.
This can be done by taking tfie
j child to the light, having him to
| open his mouth deep and wide,
J and noting if there is any undue
I redness or inflammat on of ths
'• When a teacher observes these
i rules and precautions, she not
only helps to keep down infec
tion in her own school, but in
the community, and in the State.
Education Pays Farmers
Some years ago Warrep and
Livermore of the Cornell Univer
sity faculty made a study of 1303
farmers in Tompkins County,
I New York state
The averag" annual labor in
come of these farmers was found
to be as follows: 1 >o7 with com
mon-school education $3lB
. 280 with high-school
! 16 with college education 847
High-school training, you s?e,
nearly doubled, and-colUfge cul
ture nearly tilled, the earning
pouft^wwdinary farmers on
jNew Y.irK lai niH.
| High K-»■ 'i a.d ollegc cul
jture would do evi'ii more than
| ih's,-. io anv Soutli'" n -ukte,
r For in-i'nnce, in Tex' I .* in 11HJ3
1 :it, -i\ l •:i > graduates
of the IJiiiwrwere eantiilK
mi nvcrai»; of $2//13 a year.
" I The Nlofiey Value hlucation
Federal liureau bulletin, No. 22
I 1 '
School will open Jan. 21, if the
weather will permit it. Beginn
ing on this date we hope to con
' tinue to the end of the term
without any intermission. All
pupils a? 6 requested to be pres
ent on the opening clay so no
r time will be lost.
HI Hi Alt E BUNDY, Supt
Prof. John B. Rucker has re
h turned from his home in Ruth
i. fordton. V
i Sergeant J. Waldo Grimes has
i. returned to Camp Storey, Cape
Henry after visiting relatives
'• here fdr several days
Mrs. E. A Council has return
ed to her home" in Morehead
! City c
8 Mrs. Pattie Johnson is visiting
, her daughter Mrs. P. L. Sals
Mrs. R. B. Watkins and Miss
e Lillle Floyd left Monday for
Camp Jackson, Columbia, S. C.
' W. A. Peel left Friday for
Camp Sevier, Greenville S. (). to
visit his son Paul P. Peel.
Mrs Asa Johnson has return
ed home after spending sons
time in Scotland Neck.
Miss Fannie Gladstone is visit
, ing In Scotland Neck. *
C. D. Perkins spent Friday
night in Greenville.