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VOL XIX. NO 11.
Local Farmers To Get Nitrate |
Washington, D v C. j
Notice has been given to J. L
Holliday, Agricultural Agent for
Martin Countv, that the U.' S ;
Department of Agriculture will |
sell at cost a supply of
nirate of soda to farmers in Mar
~ The nirate was purchased
through the War Industries
Board under the authority of the
" Food Control Act as a part of
the program for stimulating ag
ricultural production. It will be
unloaded at Atlantic ports and
the price will be $75 50 a ton,
free on board cars at port of ar
rival. Farmers are to pay in ad
dition freight from port of ar
rival and the State fertilizer tag
f HOW TO OBTAIN NITRATE
Applications for a part of the
! 100,000 ton 3 of nitrate bought
by the government will be re
ceived only from actual farmers
or owners or holders of farms in
Martin County for use on their
land, and may be made through
County Agent J. L. Holliday or
through any member of a local
committee consisting of Arthur
Anderson, Williamston, Thomas
Martin, Jamesville, J. T. Barn
hill, Everett, J. H. Roberson
Robersonville, and H. S. Everett.
Oak City, T. B. Slade Jr.,
No money will be required
with the application but upon
notice from the County Agent
farmers who have signed appli
cations must deqpsitwith a local
J. bank, association, or Individual,
designated by the Secretary of
Agriculture to act as the farm
ers' agent for that purpose,
money to cover the cost of the
fertilizer except 1 the freight
charge. After the money is trans
mitted to Washington the nitrate
will be shipped to the farmers.
If applications for nitrate
exceed the supply o. about 100,
O')0 tons the government will al
lot the supply on a pro rata
basis among those who applied.
Applications must be received bv
For "enefit Of Red f rois.
Tonight at the Parish Hall,
Main Street, the local members
of the Red Cross Chapter will
give a Birthday Party for the l
purpose of raising funds with
which to purciiase necessary sup
plies for the work, which the
Chapter is doing. Invitations
have been sent out with a little
bag enclosed and each one re--
ceiving same is asked to place
therein as many pennies as he or
she is years*old. or one penny
for each year of the life of the
invited one. Those wfco do not
care to contribute in this way,
can give more and so refrain
from disclosing their age, if
they so desire Any amount
the age will not be refused
but gladly accepted; it will be an
excellent way to contribute to
the glorious work of the Red
Cross, which is doing so much
for the soldiers in the trenches
and in the camps. Pleasant en
tertainment will bo given a!
those attending this party to*-
night at the Pariah Hall.
Dol't Hoard Food.
Let no man feel that because
he is wealthy thst he is entitled
to more than the poorest man.
Our"* government and our God
say that we are all equal. Let (
your poor neighbor have as much i
flour and sugar as you have your-
■elf. Don't buy it and store it
•way. Such an action it liable to
a fine of $5,000 or imprisonment I
iu the Federal peneUntiary. :
Red Cross Knitting.
The following articles fnd the
of the knitters have been |
!reported by Mrs. T. S. Hadley
j from Biggs School H use Dis
trict, and also Griffini District:
Mrs W. H. Edwards, 1 sweater
and 1 muffler,
Mrs. Will Taylor, 1 muffler,
Mrs. Skeeter, 1 muffler,
Mrs Daney Taylor, 1 pair socks,
Mrs. Lizzie Jones, 1 pair wrist
Mrs. TTSk Hadley, 5 pairs socks,
1 muffler, 1 pair wrisHets, 1
Mrs. Jane Mobley, 1 pair wrist,
Miss Lela Hadley. 1 sweater,
Mrs. John J, Manning. 1 pair
Mrs. John E. Lilley, 1 pair socks,
Mrs. Alex. Manning. 1 pair socks,
Mrs Geo. Griffin, 1 pair socks.
I desire to publicly express my
sincere thanks for the kindness
of friends in Martin County and
in other places since the destruc
tion of my home with its entire
contents. On the night of the
fire, when with wife and three
little children I went out into
the'raging storm, neighbors car
ed for us as carefully as for
| their own. and my heart was
j made glad thereby, and their
i kindness will ever be a bright
| spot in my life. Gifts of many
J kinds have been sant to me and
mv loved ones, and, too, without
1 solicitation; truly, the hearts of
men are filled with compassion.
' For every kind act, every kind
. word and for even the slightest
'gift, I am profoundly thankful
.' and will be always.
J Raleigh Manning.
Negro Found Dead
Late Monday afternoon, Will
Perry, a white man living near
the farm of Jordan in
Williams Township, claims that
he went out to one of his pea
nut stacks, and found a "negro
named Oscar Ballance there steal
ing peanuts, and that the negro
fired at him, and Keretrifiied the
fire, and then went to his home
leaving the negro there. On
Tuesday morning, the negro was
found dead near the stack, and
Perry called Sherilf Page to go
out and get him. Perry claims
self defense and that Bullance
went towards him with a gun
in his hand."
Perry was brought to town,
and a Coroner's jury rendered a
I verdict of justifiable homicide,
and he was released.
For the season of 1917 to
January 9th, Martin County had
ginned 5.835 bales of cotton
against 9,667 to the same period
in 1916. The State had ginned
543,797 against 642,816 for 1 the
For some time, Rev. W. R.
Burrell will hold afternoon ser- |
vices in the Baptist Church at 4
o'clock. Thia is dope on account 1
at lights, the lack of which has '
closed the churches in the town
at night. The nights are so dark '
that it is not very safe to get 1
about, and so the afternoon ser
vice® will give those who desire !
an opportunity to attend two
services at the Baptist Church '
Saturday is the last day for 1
the Ruten berg & Adler sale. Buy I
your goods now. - t
WILLIAMSTON, N. C.. FRIDAY JANUARY 25 (qiN
Help Win The War.
In the begin ningj)f" the year,
every farmer, if he is a success-
I ful one, plffns carefully for the
year's crop. He looks over his
I fields and decides what particu
lar crop is to be raised on each
particular piece of land. The
seed has been carefully selected
and ready for planting, and the
fertilizers have been arranged
for. This the successful farmer
does every season. In this year
of 1918, greater demands are to
be made upon America--the land
of bountiful crops from fertile
fields. Every tiller of the soil,
whether he be the one-horse
cropper or tills a thousand acres,
has his part to play in the su
preme struggle. The part that
cotton, the South's chief pro
duct, plays in the war is tremen
dous. Listen: It takes 20,000
bales a year to provide absor
bent cotton for the wounds of
the injured in the hospital camps
of the Allies; a machine gun uses
up a bale every minute; one
change of clothing for all the
troops now engaged in the war
represents more than a million
bales; it takes a half bale to
make the powder for one dis
charge of a twelve-inch gun.
Again cotton is "king, and it
' must be produced largely by the
But food is the great factor,
: too. The farmers of the South,
' of North Carolina, of Martin
I County are expected to raist
t more corn, wheat, beef and
f pbi*k than ever before. It is the
• farmer's patriotic duty to havt
1 the winning of the war in mine
t when he plants his crop for 1918
I North Carolina must rais
thousands of hogs over thai
which is her production eacl
year- Now is the time to be
gin planning for the increase
• don't forget that America musl
I win the war for the safety of it
■ self and the world, and 1918 is
i the year to win.
After weeks of vacation, the
1 graded school opened here • .-r
Tuesday. It wa» aui.ouficed it
open on Monday, the 21st, but
owing to the fuel order, though
it did not affect schools, it was
decided to wait another day.
And such a day, too. Hut a ft a
of the children ventured out as
the temperature was riot so low
as it had been. It is earnestly
hoped that the session will con
tinue until the end now.
What Will You Give?
This little stray appeared in
««e of our exchanges:"l a-n a
mother's son. 1 am the"pride of a
family and part of a home, I love
my life as well as you love yours,
I am a gambler, fetter the high
est staker that man can wager
hie life. If I win you win, if I
lose I have lost all; the loss
is mine not yours: and there is a
grieved mother, a saddened
family a broken home, to which
I can never return. I ask only
for the God-speed and support
of my nation in return for lay
ing my life—my all upon the altar
of my country. For my bravery
and blood will you furnish bul
lets anb bread? Will vou pawn
your shackles where I pawn my
self? Will you hazzard your
wealth while I risk my life? "I
am the flower 6f a nation's man
hood the glory of a noble race
and'tithe to monster war'V
Dr. James S. Rhodes went to
Norfolk on Wednesday with hia
brother, Will Rhodes, of Hamil
+5 That Williamston perfectly _
obeyed the order of Fuel Al
jministrator Garfield goes with
out question for Monday was a
"tight" day here, Friday liu'
business men met in the rooms
of the Lotus Club and agreed to
close everything in the town.
The grocers were permitted to
keep open until noon, but those '
in town patriotically closed s>!
that there would be no conten- '
tion with the other firms which j
keep a stock of heavy groceries r
in connection with dry goods, etc.
A.II the men who love to hpnt.
spent the day in the woods and
fields and it was like a holiday
at the Christmas season.
Dr. John D Biggs, Fuel Ad
ministrator for. v Martin County
'phoned to all the towns in the
i county, and everywhere there
was a heart of obedience to the
! law as given out by Administra
i tor Garfield. If anything is ask
i ed of Martin County, it is to be
i had and while many individuals
i were inconvenienced because
■ they failed to pay any attention
i to current events, there was
i evident good will prevailing,
• and on Tuesday morning every
body went to work as usual.
} And Still It Snows
> After a bit of clearer weath
» er, the clouds dropped "the
1 beautiful snow" again on Sun
-3 day. Never has there bfien a
i scene of greater beauty, and the
B flakes fell all day. Monday, the
e sun shone in all. its midwinter
Splendor and still the sriTfß/ r« -
mahied, for the mercury was Ty
e ing lovy, having been down to 11
t that morning. That night about
i 11:30 O'clock, it began sleeting,
" and later the wind blew a gale.
' Tuesday morning everything
t had a coating*of ice and sleet
• still falling. Truly ? the elements
s are giving the entire list. But
there is yet hope, for Juiy and
August .vill be here after, awhile
and then complainings be heard
about the hot weather. Pity that
J one cannot always say with
• James Whitcomb Riley: "If the
' Lord sends rain. lain'a my
t choice. " - , _
Ran Into Open Switch
Wednesday afternoon, the
Plymouth & Rocky Mount tm
ran into an switch at Tar
boro, striking a freight train,
and killing Engineer Campbell
and injuring the fireman ami
Conductor Elmore The switch
was left open by the freight,
crew, and the passenger train
en route from Rocky Mount
without warning ran into it.
Engineer Campbell has been
on the Plymouth & ~ Rocky
I'un for years, and was one of
the moat careful men in the ser l%
vice. There is genuine regret
here at his death. His family re
side at Rocky Mount. Conductor
Elmore was injured in the leg,
and was forced to remain at
home on account of th«j injury.
Dissolution Of Firms
Readers o? this note
the dissolution notices of theS. R.
Biggs Drug Co., andS. R. Biggs
Iron and Motor Co. The purpose
and intent of the dissolution- is
not meant to stop the business,
but rather to push ; it for
ward. The Biggs brothers will '
still continue business in the two
houses as firms rather than 1
as corporations. , A half
page advertiament appears on
another page, and readers will
kindly note this also. ,
Thf man who opens the door
every minute To squirt tobacco
The cmiversafkm monopolist.
The man who perpetrates stale
jokes; and the m who tells j
The man who hawks, and
spits, before talking.
The door slammer.
The man who leaves the door
Theman who progs vou in the
ribs to hold your attention.
The man whose lungs exhale
the fumes of whiskey.
* The man who spits in the coal
The man who squirts on the
The end seat hog, and the
man who is glued to a seat,
while a white-headed woman
stands. — —
The man who prates about
himself, and who brags about
his ancestors. *
The mouthed, the
foul mouthed man.
One who sees only the faults
The man who habitually criti
cises others adversely.
The man who delights in tell
ing of his immoral conduct.
The self important man
The man with the bighetfß.
The persons who boast of
The man who prevaricates;
and lies; and you know it.
The person who grossly ex
aggerates, instead of talking the
The ri ictor, who tells from
house to house how busy he is.
The doctor who boasts miracul
ous cures-he never made.
The doctor who entertains the
Jailv with his professional bus
iness; and details exaggerations
I to ni'ws paper reporters
s In fact, nuisances are in th"
, maj irity. ■
Ariiienian and Syrian Relief Fund
Receipts tiim'-j last Report
' $5.00 i-icli: Mrs. .). VV.
' Marmim?. 13, A. Hon c, J.
A. Mizell, It W. Salshurv,
.. Slatlt;, liliodes At Co., W.
!■' H.uiip, ,!. I* Boyle, . $35.00
' 1 .ij iil»• in Ho ik Club 5.50
$1? 50 each: P. I, Sals
■ ttury, Cash 'Hamilton) 5.00
i >' } . 00 t^u-li: P. 11, Daven
port, Episcopal Sunday
School (Hamilton) 4,Of]
M K. Sunday School
I (Hamilton) 1.5(j
i SI .OO t*ac h: Arthur
, Anderson, M. G. Taylor,
i Alonzo Roberson,
:J. A. Avers, H L,
Johnson, H. Pede. R.
A. Ivlmundson, Mrs. B. A.
Long, Mrs. M. Ballard, J.
F. Brown, Mrs, F.L Glad
* stone, S. R. Roebuck,'J. ,
Pi. Mines, T. B. Slade, Jr.
F. L. Haslip. i 15 00
$0.50 each: O, H. Peele,
Mrs. B. F, Myers, J. A
Davenport, T F.
Pippen, J. Haslifv ,J\
Cash! Hamilton) Washing
ton Johnson 3,50
ssl 00of this amount
were collected in Hamil
ton by MM. N. W.*€ftimes
and Mrs. J. P. Boyle.
Previously reported 163.56
. •- $233.06
This entire amount fias been
sent to Mr. C. H. Dodge, Ameri
can. Treasurer of this Fund, 1
Madison Ave., New York City.
1. Don't faß to .attend Ruten
berg & AdJeT's sale this week. !
.Si.oo Y • r i.i Adva ce
1 i aiaiei's' lusiiiutc
True to its ■ isll i! custom, the
weather no'.vcd under" the
meeting of the tanners here
on Tuesday. Since the b \ginniaK
of thvse In brutes there hut not
been but one pleasant (lav for the
j meeting in Williamston, if the
memory of those who notice,
not failed them. It was too sleety
for even Ford Cars Tuesday and
so only about six- people cam- in.
If the weather had been fine,
there would have been a goodly
number foe Martin County farm
ers are on the progressive line,
and are desirous of learning
what is to learned from those
whom the Department is send
ing out. The meeting was under
the d.rection of County
Joseph L. Holliday.
Mrs T. 11. Cherry, of Rocky
Mount, is visiting her sister
Mrs A E. Salsbury here this
G, H. L'»ggette went to Rob
erscfffville Saturday to see his
Mrs. R. W. Salsbury, of
Hamilton, spent Monday here.
Miss Gladys Cherry, of Speed
is visiting Miss Louise Salsbury,
Mr. and Mrs. Sugg Fleming,
f of Pactolus spent Sunday at the
home of Mr VV. Fleming near
Mrs. 11. I, Rives, of Roberson
. ville spent last week with her
> parents, Mr. and Mrs Joe Rob
1 Mr. J. C. RJSS, of Rober.-on
v ville was- here Wednesday on
B Mr Frank Judaori, of Wash
ington was here this week.
s Mewrs W. R and R. P.
Cherr*', of Speed were visitors
here this week.
G. L. Brooks spent Tuesby in
Perlle I'erry went to Tarboro
G. r'. ntnwH,,- spent Sunday
with friends in Bethel.
) W R, I htniel went to Norfolk
i '.nst week to consult a specialist.
Rutenbtrg it Adler's. shoes at
>2 are wonders,
Marriott Britl went to Nor
rj folk Monday, where he will en
ter the Navy.
') Mi I ford VV. Hay ties, of Tarboro
was in town Wednesday, on
Mrs. C F, Page is irj St Vin
cent's Hospital, Norfolk, for
-»■ Mmses llelen and Annie Belt
Bailey, of Jamesville visited
Miss Sue Leggett today.
John A. .Getsinger, (f L)ar
-1 dens, was in town ye3terday on
Charles Mowing and family
have moved here andareoccupy
ing a residence in Watts grove."
Jesse T, Price, the live agent
of the JefTerson Standard Life
Insurance Company, has placed
a handsome perpetual calendar
in the office. It is not only a ,
piece of splendid workmanship
but a most useful accessory to
Until further notice,
the banks and business
houses of Williamston
will be closed, on every
Monday as ordered by the
Government, tQ conserve