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VOL XIX. NO 17.
Automobile Ran Off Bridge
Wednesday evening about 7:15
the automobile driven by
J. D. Biggs crashed through the
railing on the bridge on Watts
Street, and with che occupants fell
into the ravine below, about 15
feet, turning completely around
with head to the bridge, and fell
across drain throwing the occu
pants out. Besides Mrs. Biggs,
Dr. Biggs, Mrs. Jam§s Elmore,
and little son, James Elmore, Jr.,
and Asa T- Crawford were in the
car. The party were en . route to
station and driving down Watts
Street, and when the hill was
reached which has deep sand on
one side, the car skidded, and in
attempting to turn car out, in
«some manner the speed of the
car was accelerated ara the drive
way being narrow, the car went
over the embankment. The crash
was heard, and people rush
•ed to the scene and every aid
was given to the party. The little
child was found by Dr. Biggs
and Mr. Crawford underneath
the car, and when rescued
was unconscious; Mrs. Elmore
took him in her arm 3 and rushed
to the home of J. C. Anderson
just a few yards away, where he
was hurriedly examined, and was
carried to the Biggs home up the
street. Every doctor in town was
soon on the scene, and were aid
ed bv trained nurses. Mrs. Biggs
was taken home, and given
attention, as she was suffering
with a bruised and strained back
and one hand had a deep cut in
it requiring three stitches; Mrs.
Elmore was bruised and shocked
greatly, while Dr. Biggs receiv
ed slight cut on the forehead,
and Mr. Crawford suffered a
b-oken knee and he fell in
the water and was wet through
out. After a thorough examina
tion of the child, it 'r;tis found
that he had a serious cut in the
breast, requiring stitches, and
ot her bruises. At first it was
thought that a rib had been
broken. All of the party are rest
ing quietly and it is confidently
expected that with t»o complica
tions, the wounded ones will soon
be uut. Conductor Elmore arrived
soon after the accident and sent
his train on to Plymouth in
charge of Express Messenger
Williamston has moved into
the non-gasoline zone, and the
situation is embarassing and is
beginning to assume a serious
aspect especially to the doctors
and their uatients. A few folks
•continue to joy-ride despite the
situation, and are not depriving
themselves of anything like fun,
while business goes to whaek. Itis
saidjthat some one paid $2.00 for
2 gallons of gallons of gas Sun
day just to ride around. The doc
tors should be allowed at much
gasoline as can be secured for
the sick need their attention and
horses are not to be hired.
Whether the situation will ease
up any soon, is not to be deter
mined yet. ,
w, Sjt Patrick's Day,
Sunday, t the 17th, *is St.
Patrick's Day, and every Irish
man as well as many others will
wear "the green" in honor of
their patron saint- Whether tra
dition about the saint is true or
not, it has become imbedded in
the heart of Ireland, and noth
ing can ever uproot it The
whole of Ireland is saddened by
the death of Redmond, but joy
unconfirmed will flow when St.
Patrick's Day dawns, for it was
he that freed their fair land of
those things which are ooxioui>
Mrs. W. T. Grime-- left Thurs
day to spend several days with
her son, 'Sergeant J. Waldo
Grimes, who is stationed at For
Mrs. J. P. Boyle has retarned
from Georgia where she visited
Mrs. T. B. Slade, Jr., and lit
tle son and Miss Frances Glad
atone left Tuesday for Norfolk.
Misses Lillie and Hattie Floyd
and Elizabeth Davenport spent
Wednesday in Washington.
Mrs. Blythe Morris has been
the guest of Mrs. E. M. Long
for the past week.
Teddy Kitchen spent the
week-end in Scotland Neck.
Dr. and Mrs. M. I. Fleming
spent Sunday here.
C. D. Carstarphen and chil
dren were here Sunday.
! John Hooker, of Scotland
NecK, was here Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. P. L. Salsbury
and little son are spending the
week in Richmond.
Mrs. Pattie Johnson, of Scot
land Neck, is visiting here.
A Badge of Honor.
A Libery Loan button is a
badge of honor Rightfully ob
tained it marks the wearer as
one who has performed a dis
tinct* definite service to the
Not all can fight, not all can
work directly for the Govern
ment; but ip having, a Liberty
Loan Bond, or War Savings
Stamps, every American renders
some service to the Nation. It
has been put within the reach
and power of everv Citizen to aid
the United States financially; it
i 3 a poor American -who with
holds support from the Govern
ment. from our soldiers and
sailors fronting death on battle
fields and oceans.
Iron crosses to German sold
iers, and diamond orders ex
changed between Turkish arui,
German sovereigns may be b||
honors of atrocity. But a Liber
ty Loan button, simple as it is,
signifies a patriotic duty d'»ne
and is an insignia of honor.
Buy Your Stamps Today
The campaign for the sale of
War Savings Stamps and Thrift
Stamps is going on; the scWxrt
children are selling there; old
men, young men, women and
everybody is intensely interested
in helping win the war for US
by investing their savings in
these securities. Patriotic firms
and business men all through
Martin County are contributing
money for advertising just be
cause they are in the fight to
beat the German Butchers in
their war upon helpless women
and children throughout Europe.
Our boys are acquitting them
selves like men "over there" but
they must have food, clothing,
ammunition and reinforcements.
The people baek home must
fight, too, by economizing and
helping the government in the
greatest struggle known to any
people in ail history. The people
in Martin County are prosperous
as never before—they must in
vest and invest again or else
they will fait in their duty to
their country and to the cause
of humanity everywhere.
| Mrs. Kate Duniv of Scotland
Neck, and Mrs. James Elmore
and son, of Plymouth, have been
the guest of Mrs. John D. Biggs
WILLIAMSTON, N. C.. FRIDAY MARCH 15. IQIB.
Sugar Supply Assured
Manufacturers of essential food
products have been advised by
the Food Administration that they
will be able to obtain their full
necessary requirements of sugar
for manufacturing purposes dur
ing the coming year.
This applies particularly to
packers of fruit, condensed milk,
such vegetables for the preserva
tion of which sugar may be ne
cessary, as well a 9 to the house
wives, for usage in preserving
purposes. As soon as the car
shortage is relieved, according to
ment, supplies of sugar be
available for these purposes.
Shipments from Cuba are steadi
All canners have been advised
to hold for war purposes such
quantities of canned corn, peaa,
tomatoes, string bean 9, and sal
mon as they may have on hand.
Such quantities as are not want
ed will be released within a few
days after receipt of reports
showing stocks on hand, which
mu3t be submitted to the Food
Administration before March 15.
Has Hospital lo South Carolina.
Dr. E. N. Gordon, who for
merly lived here,' has settled in
Dillon, South Carolina, where he
has purchased a hospital in
which he practices veterinary
surgery. The hospital was owned
by a surgeon who died about two
years ago, and Dr. Gordon ac-,
quired possession of it this year.
His family will remain here un
til the Graded School closes in
June, as his boy is in school. Dr
Gordon did considerable practice
while in Williamston, and gained
merited reputation. He decided
to leave for a larger field, and
found a suitable place at Dillon,
which is a town of 5,000 people
with water, sewerage, day elor 4 -
tric current, adjacent stock
farms and splendid schools. He
has l>een in town this week visit
ing his family, who now reside
at the Halberstadt farm.
Gave Rook Party.
Mrs. Burrous A. Critcher «*n
jtertained at rook at her home on
North Watts Street, Tuesday
morning from 10 to 12 o'clock.
There were four tables and the
games were enjoyable. After the
closing of the aeries of games,
the hostess served a salad
course and also ice cream and
cake, which gave much pleasure
to the guests. Miss Proctor, the
sister of the hostess, wap the
Conrt Neit Week.
The March Term of Martin
County Superior Court will con
vene-here Monday with Judge
Frank Daniels, of GoJdboro, pre
siding. Solicitor Richard Alls
brook will appear for the State.
The Criminal Docket has a num
ber of minor cases, and the Civil
Docket, which is published this
week, contains a large number,
but none of great importance,
It is pleasing both to bar and
people to have Judge Daniels re
turn at the Spring Term.
Meeting At Oak City
On Sunday at 3 o'clock, there
will be a meeting of War Savings
Stamps campaigners at Oak City.
Addresses will be made and the
meeting promises to be an inter
esting one. Everybody is cor
dially invited to attend and help
in the work to win the war.
Mrs. Rome Biggs went to
M Williamslon Unit Formed
Saturday afternoon, a number
of women met at th e Court House
tot ibt* purpose of forming a
William st on Unit of the Council
of Hational Defense. Mrs. John
L. Hfcsseli was made Chairman,
Met- Wheeler Martin. Vice-
Chilrmhn, Mrs. Oscar Anderson,
TrtMurer, Miss Daisy Manning,
Secretary. Upon motion, it was
dolided to make the entrance fee
25eentsand monthly dues 10
ceflita. A regular programme was
cafrted out and committees sre
lecttid for-the campaign for the
sat|t,of War Savings Stamp?; re
cippa were exchanged, which
wijinake for the better censer
of fojd along th« lines im
posed by the government. It was
daeided to meet each month at
tha Court House at 3 o'clock p.
m. All women interested in this
wdlk are earnestly requested to
join and help make the William
laton Unit a great force for good.
On Friday morning, March Bth
Miss Kathleen Wallace and Ser
geant Hebert Lilley*were mar
ried at the home of the bride in
Jamesville. They left immediate
ly for Camp Jackson, where the
groom has been stationed for
The bride is the daughter of
th« late Samuel L. Wallace, and
a young woman of many attrECt
ions, and has a host of friends
throughout the State.
Mrs. Edward Smith Dead.
The death of Mrs Edward
Smith occurred at her home in
Williams Township on Saturday
March 9th. For some , time her
health had been failing and the
end was not unexpected. She
leaves'an afllicled husband to
mMs her tender ministrations
alie Vviu. uorn in Martin County
and was the sister of the late
Adam Strawhridge, and the aunt
of Mrs. S. C. Rav, of Williams
ton. Her life had been spent
f|ui«lly in her own home, where
slit- was the affectionate wife
and a kind neighbor. In all
things she was true, and died in
the blessed hope of a life beyond
The funeral services were con
lusted on Sunda v and the inter
nent was in the family cmetery,
The Union Services which be
gin here next month promise
great good to the entire com
munity. Reverend Walter Hob
comb, a noted evangelist, will
conduct the services; he will
bring his chior leader and the
different singers of the town will
help with the music- Evangelist
Holeomb has been in William
ston once before, having come
jiere with a party who were con
ducting a Sunday School Conven
tion. The several committees are
arranging everything for a won
Save All The Wool
It is earnestly requested that
any person in the town who has
old sweaters, scarfs or any article
that can be unraveled and the
wool used again, send same to
me or let me know. The school
children are knitting squares to
be put together, and the wool
is used effectively by them Any
quan.itity large or small will be
• Mrs. Warren H. Biggs,
Chmn. Junior Aux. Red Cross,
Mrs. Roger S. Critcher is
visiting relatives in Lexington.
The Whitfhurst Lumber Co
Among the new business firms
established in Martin County re
centlv, is that of. the Whitf
hurst Lumber Cotonpany at
Kobersonville. This firm deals in
dressed Lumber, ceiling - , mould-
ing, sash, doors, blinds, etc. T.
W. Whitehurst, manager of the
company, is a man of wide ex
perience in the lumber business,
and for years had a business in
Greenville The firm has located
in a good section of the county,
and there is no doubt that the
patronage will be good. The lo
cation is convenient for the
several towns in Martin County,
where building is going on to a
great extent This firm is adver
tising in this issue, and readers
of the paper should note it care
That Principal Bundy has the
pupils of the Graded School'
well-drilled was seen last week, j
when the fire bell sounded an
alarm and the pupils quickly but
orderly marched out fron the
building and remained in line
until instructed to march back
If the building was to «et on
fire, it is certain that the chil
dren would be under perfect
control, and get to safety in
W. S. Davenport A Candidate
Friends of Mr. W. S. Daven
port of MackeysN. C., are glad
to learn that he has again decid
ed to offer his name as a Candi
date tor the State Senate from
Senator Davenport with Mr.
Lindsey Warren represented the
District in the last Legislative,
and won the esteem of his peo
ple by the straitiht- forward
cour.se porsue.l proving himself a
worth ; servant of the people.
D. A. R. Meeting ,
The Gideon Lamb Chapter met
with Mrs. John I). Thurs
day afternoon, March the sev
The meeting was called to or
der by the Regent, Mrs. J. H.
Saunders. Routine work was
transacted. Refreshments have
heen eliminated, and the members
contributed to the War Relief
Work. The Liberty Loan and the
restoration of the French vilhige
of Tilloloy, and are doing every
thing possible to aid in all pat
riotic work- The tinre was spent
in knitting for the soldiers and
adjourned to meet with Mrs. J.
H. Saunders on April the fourth.
Misß Marina Whitley was ap
pointed delegate to the National
Convention in Washington, D.
C. next month.
Red Crow Box Party.
The women in the country are
doing splendid work for the Red
Cross, a striking evidence of
which was the box party at Ma
ple Grove Church. Griffins Town
ship, on Friday evening last R
was indeed a patriotic meeting,!
and Messrs Clayton Moore and
W. C. Manning made short ad
dresses to the large crowd pre
sent. From the sale of boxes
$110.50 were realized, and this
sum was turned over to the
treasurer of the Martin County
Chapter at Williamston. Those
present enjoyed the evening,
and the arrangements were
ideal for the pleasure of every
Mrs. Irene Smith has returned
from a trip to Georgia.
*i.oo ri Year in Advance
Garland Hodges and sister were
hi re from Washington Sunday "
Mrs.'A. Tt Dunning, and little
daughU'r are in Baltimore this
Mrs. James G. Staton "and
Miss Jam; Carroway left for Bal
timore Monday. *
Jes-JH Melson iii spending sev
eral days furlough at home with
W. C. Manning spent Wednes
day morning in Robersonville
Mrs. W. P. McCraw arrived
here last week to visit her moth
er. Mrs- Mary E. Peel, on Haugh
Miss Verna Leggett. of Dunn,
has accepted a position with the
Peoples Bank and arrived this
Lloyd Coltrain, who is station
ed at Camp Jackson, is on a fur
lough and is visiting relatives in
Sheriff and Mrs. Page, and
Mr. and Mrs. Kaderß. Crawford
and Miss Leona Page spent Tues
day in Washington.
Mrs. Fannie S- Biggs, Mrs.
Carrie Williams and little daugh
ter and Harry A. Biggs are in
Baltimore this week.
Notice of Sale
Under and by virtue of the authority
conferred tr» me hv a certain deed of
truHt executed to me bv George W.
Corey km! wife, lilla Curev, on the i6tb
day of November, li>i6 ami of record ill
the Public Registry "f Martin County,
til Rook M i. Nt page 285, to secure the
ptiMnent »f it certain bond of even date
therewith; and the stipulations in mM
deed of tiust not having been complied
with. 11 nd at, the iici'icst of th»* pirttes
interested, 1 »l)ftd expose to public sale
111 front of t ►* com-* hnu,t* door of
Martin countv ;iJL WillTSfisfo'i. North.
C'itul;n;i ( .1 Mn'.'diy .\l>ri| l.tth I()l8.
at 1 ? o'cl-K k M ttic follow 1 r«>4 de-eribed
p.ropei t'. i' • a t.
Ailjoiiii' the liind*- of I». U Ibirdiaon
H. T kober-'un. ci at*. ami beginning
t" a -vhit" "f.k in I) ! 11 ir • iboo':- line,
t nerve :i wi-Hfl v ditfc: ton ' > t !*• '.>aek
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This 4 da* i f March, 191!?;.
315 A R DUNNING, Trustee.
11 aving qualified a l . Adminis
trator 111 >'> 11 -the Estate ol J. lly
niati Clark defeased; Nut ice: is
herebv given to all person:-, bidd
ing claims against said Estate to
present them to the undersigned
tor payment on or before the 2 c
tli, flay ol February J919, or tli s
notice vvi!l lie plead in bar >f
All person l ; indebted t-
Estate are requested to make
This 25th day of February
|. S. Ayers
Having qualified as executor
upon the Estate of- Sophia Man
ning deceased; Notice "is hereby
gi\en to all persons holding
claims against said Kstate to pre
sent them to the undersigned for
payment on or before the 27th.
day of February, 1919, or this
notice will be 'plead in bar of
AH persons indebted to sa.d
Estate are .requested to make im
I his 27th, dav of February
1918. J '
W. \V. Grillin.
Notice To Taxpayers
All Town Taxes not paid by
April Ist will be subject to addi
tional costs, as prescribed by law.
The Commmissioners are urging
me to collect these taxes, and I
earnestly request all those who
have not paid their taxe3 to be
ready to settle them, as I will}
call on them for a settlement in •
the next few days.
C. F. Page, "