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VOL-XIX. NO 21.
Raleigh, N. C-, April 6th. 1918.
To Liberty Loan Workers and j
From preliminary reports
there seems to be no doubt thft
the Honor Flag competition is
goingto be very popular through
out the entire State, and it will
undoubtedly arouse great en
thusiasm. While the conditions
governing this competition have
already been published, there
matters that should
Our impression is that Honor
Flags will be awarded by the
Liberty Loan Committee of the
Federal Reserve Bank, at Rich
mond. Va.. and will also be for
warded by them-
The names of the communities
winning the right to flv the flag
will be transmitted to the State
capitals and there inscribed on a
special Liberty Loan Honor Flag
# or on a tablet or Honor Roll locat
ed at the State capitol.
Reports of local committees in
regard to bond subscriptions will
be accepted. But if there is rea
son to believe that such reports
of'full subscriptions include the
underwriting of blocks of bqnds,
either by banks or individuals,
for the sole purpose of an Honor
Flag award, and with the idea
of subsequently distributing
these bonds to the people gen
erally, committee repprts will
then be disregarded in so far as
an award of an Honor Flag is
The spirit of tb«,Honor Flag
plan requires that before a eetfr
rnunity can win a flag, there
must be a real distribution of
the bonds equal to the amount of
It is highly desirable that the
receipt' and raising of Honor
Flags be attended by fitting cele
brations-This will not only add
to the sprit in a community al
ready aroused, and possibly spur
them to strive for an increase in
' their subscriptions of one hun
dred per-cent, thus , entitling
them to a blue star in their flag,
but it will do a great deal of
good byway of stimulating those
at-ctiuns thai may be' lagging in
Very truly yours,
Joseph G. Brown, (
List of Men Called for Physical
Examination Who have
Failed to Appear.
Notice is hereby given that un
less they appear within ten days
they will be reported to tile
jutant General of the State as
Deserters, and immediately in
ducted into the Military Service,
and be subject to Court Martial
Parmele, N. C,
Jas. Edward Harper, Levi
Robersonville, N, C.
Ollie Stokes, Percy Chance.
Williamston, N. C.
Jaa, McGilbert Rawls, Chas.
Thomas Roebuck, W m . Henry
Cromwell, David Charley Jones,
Louis Moore, Benjamin Clark.
Hasaells, N. C.
Bethel, N. C.
Robert Bruton Edmondson,
Oak City, N. C.
H. H. Rawls.
Windsor, N. C.
Edgar Weston. '
Jamesville. N. C. ' _
Asa T. Crawford, who was in
jured in an automobile accident
.several weeks ago, has base at
hia office thia week greeting bis
friends, who are pleased to see
him out again.
Mr. Joseph Bennett Dead.
Friends here regretted to learn
of the death of Joseph Bennett
at his home in Welch, W. Va., ,
on Saturday morning, April 6th
The day previous, relatives here!
had received a message telling
of his serious condition from a
stroke of paralysis, and his bro
ther, Mr. Louis C. Bennett, left
ad quickly as possible for Welch,
but failed to reach there before
the end came.
Mr. Bennett was a former re
sident of Williamston, and was
the eon of the late William H.,
and Mary Bennett. For a num
ber of yearf he had lived in
Welch, where he married and
built up a eplefldid business, and
had recently been elected mayor
of the town, which is situated in
a mining district and is an im
portant town of West Virginia.
H.is popularity in his home is at
tested by his elevation to that
office, an office which he is said
to have filled acceptably, He lea
ves a wife and three little girls,
one of whom is only four weeks
old. Usually he visited Williams
ton each year with his family,
and his many friends in the town
always greeted him with pleas
ure. His was a sunny disposition,
and his devotion to his family
and friends was his strong char
acteristic. He was a member of
the B. P. 0. E.
His sisters, Mrs. C : *D. Cjur
starphen and Mrs. Alonzo Has
sell, with Mr. Carstarphen and
Mr. Hassell left Sunday for!
Welch to attend the funeral.
The Boy Scouts under the
leadership of Scout Master Edgar
E. Bundy had a delightful hike J
up the ri.er road on Saturday.
They starteid at 6 o'clock and at
7 o'clock the Camp Fire Girlsj
under Miss Pridgen to«*k '"P the
trail and reached the Scouts just
in time for break fart, which had
been prepared for them in true)
Scout style. The menu was an el
aborate one and the serving of it I
was carefully attended to by the
Scouts, especially as they' were
• the hosts of the occasion. The
camping ground was chosen a
bout seven miles up the river' in
an attractive apot, and every
minute spent there was refresh
ing. The number of miles hiked
The Scoi'ts have entered the
campaign for the sale of Liberty
Loan Bonds, and any effort of
theirs to sell Bonds is perfectly
'legitimate and shpuld meet pro
per encouragement A from the
people. In whatever way these
Scouts can a?sißt in the war pro
gram, they will cheerfully enlist.
Acting according to the new
time demanded by Congress for
the saving of daylight, the mer
chants of Williamston have com
menced to close their stores at 7
o'clock p. m. each day during the
warm months. The groceries and
drug stores are exempt from
closing at that hour.
Heard Secretary McAdoo. A
Charles H. Godwin, Cashier of
The peoples Bank, R. G. Harri
son,- Cashier of The Farmers &
Merchants Bank and Rev. W. R.
Burrell went to Raleigh to hear
Secretary McAdoo speak on Tues
day. Raleigh gave Mr McAdoo
a rousing reception and will do
ita share in the purchase of
"Third liberty Loan Bonds"
Harry Meador, who waa in
Kentucky for several months,
arrived home last weak.
WILLIAMSTON. N. C.. FRIDAY. APRIL 12 tyiK.
To Pay Loving Respect.
Tarboro N. C March, 221918,
The United Daughters of *the
(Confederacy and the Daughters
jof the American Revolution, fhe
I two distinctly patrioticjwoman'a
organizations of the State,
should in some uniform manner
pay loving respect to the boy
who dies in the service of his
country, hence we ask that each
Chapter President appoint a com
mittee to send a Confederate
Battle flag and each Chapter Re
gent a committee to send a li
nked States flag to' the funeral
of each boy in her town or county.
Chapter Presidents and Re?
gents will please ask their lo
cal undertakers to inform the
Chapter of each funeral.
These Organizations consider
it a privilege to honor these men
who go freely give their lives fo#
such a glorious cause and each
Chapter in the State will be glad
of the opportunity to perform
this sacred duty.
Jacksie Daniel Thrash.
Pres N- C. Div U. D. C.-
Ella H. Morrison,
Mary M. Powell
Cor Sec N. C. Div U. D. C.t
Tuesday, Church Roberson,,
Noah Roberson and Clyde Bow
en were given a preliminary
bearing before Justice Manning
and bound over to tin Superior
! Court in default of bail; they
j were taken back to their cells ip
#hri*il. Church Robersop,
I was wounded, and at firpti
i thought to have been mortally so
II has almost recovered from the
J effects of the wounds he had re
Sheriff Page and Henry 1)
Taylor left yesterday for Raleigh,
| taking with them the Roberson
| bivthersj and Bow«n to be placed
in the State Prison for safe keep
| Saturday night, Sheriff Page
with Capf. W. C. Manning and
Policeman Page went out in to
■ the country to capture Willie
' a deserter"from Camp
I Jackson, who has been at home
evading the officers for some
11 time. The "officers went to the
house of a neighbor, where Har
' dison was visiting a girl friend
' Hardison was captured and
biought here and placed in jail.
Tuesday morning, C F. Page
left with hi 'n for Camp Lee Vjr
Housekeepers Must Notice.
Beginning with Monday, the
15th, W. J. Hodges and Theo.
Roberson & Co., will have cer
tain hours for the delivery of
groceries. This arrangement is
piade neeessary on account of
the inability to secure sufficient
help in the delivery. Dozens of
! I housekeepers fail * to be p.ystc
matic in their orders, asking for
minor articles all through the
day, that it is almost impossible
to give quick service. The new
plan is to have two deliveries
each day -morning and after
noon, except on Saturdays, when
there will be two a. m. and p m
Read the notice of the grocery
men in 'this issue.
Mr. and Mrs. W. P. McCraw
and Mrs- Fsrrar, of Tarboro,
spent Sunday here with Mrs.
Mary E. Peel.
CoL W. G. Lamb and Dr. John
D. Biggs attended the Demo
cratic Convention at Raleigh this
Asks Forgiveness For Crime.
t . - ~ •« ' • '
J ; " r . j-
I now ask forgiveness for t!)e 1
crime that me and my compan
ions have committed, as I realize i
my weakness and presence vf I
mipd, and come to Thee, out
Maker, with an open heart and,'
humbly ask Him to forgive me. ,i
I truly believe that He will. So I *
ask you all if you will, a3 I may , ■
never lay eyes upon you again on | J
earth. But I hope to in the near 1
future in Heaven, where there
will be x no sin.
Well, lam not in any hope to:
write much, but truly hope these ; i
few words will touch your hearts |
and that you all.will pray for me, j:
and take my advice and lay down
the worldly enjoyments and try to
prepare yourselves for a better
place in the futura I plead with '
you to flee from the wrath to
come, as I know the results, you
may say that it is good enough,
and that is true But if I had not
been :aught here on earth and
repented, it would have still
been against me on the Day of
Judgment;-1 know that lam go
ing to be punished on earth for
this and all other deeds that I
have done. But I feel like there
is One who loves me, and is will
ing to forgive me, and prepare a
place of rest for me; He says so ;
anyhow and He lies not. And 1j
have done as He has requested, j
So if God be for us, who can he
against us? .
I now close with my heart
breaking, but sincere and true to
my Maker, the Lord Jesus Christ.
- Written by C K. Bow en.
Witnessed by Noah' R. Robert
son and also by Church Roberson,
a wounded prisoner
Williamston. N C ,
April 4th, 1918.
Clean- Up Week
The State Hoard of Health of
North Carolina has announced a
Clean-up Vvyek, beginning next
Monday, April 15th, which ap
plies to Martin County and
every other county in the Stale.
It is earnestly hoped that each
Township Chairman will interest
herself in this important matter,
and that the people will strictly
observe the week.
Mrs. N. )V. Grimes,
Chmn. Health Com
" Council of Defense.
; Refused To Let Them Ride
On Wednesday night near Rob
ersonville, J V A Ward wasriding
along the road in- his car, when
he was accosted by two drunken
negroes, who asked him to let
them ride. He refused to grant
their request, whereupon the ne
groes attacked him. cutting him
in several places Sheriff Page
was notified and went up and
brought the negroes hack »and
placed them in jail. Their names
are jasper Staton and W. C.
Metfsles.— Mrs. William
Bowen, Mrs, David B6wen,
Henry J. Peele, Fannie L. Peele,
Luther D. Peele, Eva Pate, Wil
liamston, R. F. D.; Mary Rob
Typhoid Fever. Fannie Bul
lock, Robersonville, R. F. D.;
Sammie Ellis, Jamesville, R. F.
Whooping Cough.— Chaa, A.
Summerlin, Williamston; Two
children, 0. P Roberson, Rob
Meningitis.— Baby • Lou
Knight, Williams toir.^ —- —~
Diptheria Mary Robbins.
April 3, 1918. j
A few weeks ago the writer j
made an official investigation of 1
the enforcement of the state i
quarantine law in Martin county.
The enforcement of this law is a i
matter of great concern fre r |'
quently a matter of fife or death- 1
to the citizens of your county.
Many of your readers will be in- i
terested to know what 1 found
on my recent visit.
I was impressed with the in
telligent interest and patriotic :
service that Dr. W. E. Warren, i
the quarantine officer, is putting
into this work I found his re
cords neat, accurate and com
plete. These records show, a
mong other things, the number
of contagious diseases reported ,
by the physicians of the county
since August Ist to be as follows:
Dr. W. E. Warren 19 cases;
householders 10 cases; Dr. R. J.
Nelson 6 cases; Di. J. A. Ward
2 cases; Dr. J. E. Ward 2 cases;
I>r. J. W- W*illiams 3 cases; Di*.
B. L- Long 6 cases; Dr. E. M
Long (cases reported by iather)
Dr. J. E. Smithwick J case; Dr.
J .S. Rhodes 9 cases; Dr. J. H
Saunders 7 oases; Dr. H. B.
York 2 cases; Dr. J. B. H. Knight
9 cases; Dr. R A. Lloyd 1 case;
Your readers will note that
the physicians of the county
j have reported many cases. The
doctors of Martin county, as 1
know them, are well trained and
ethical physicians and law abid
ing citizens. In .their medical
schools they have been given a
-high senate of professional re
sponsibility for reporting" conta
gion that, occurs in their practices;
they subscribe to the code of]
ethics-of the North*. Carolina
Stale Medical Society and the
American- Medical Association
which is very dear and full in
| defining..the relations of physi
ciaiin tu the public in matters >'.'
epidemic control; they appreciate
not only the need but the necess
ity of .public management of
Your readers will alio note
that while the physicians report
ed 67 cases of communicable di
seases in the last seven months,
householders and parents have
reported only 10 cases. Thia is
very significant because the phy
sicians are not called to see more
than one-fifth of the cases of
whooping cough and measles
means that a great many
cases occur which are never re
ported and quarantined The un
reported and unquarantined
cases are the dangerous ones.
These cases spread the 'disease
because they have not been pro
perly instructed An epidemic
was never known to develop
from a case which was in proper
quarantine. Every case must be
reported promptly if we save the
The law requires parents to
report their case when no physi
cian is called and I feel confident
that when the people are proper
ly informed of their duties they
will gladly comply.,
A. Mc R. Crouch,
The "poor man's smokehouse",
the Roanoke River, has been a
live with herrings this week. The
strong wind, however, on Mon-.
day scattered the fish badly and
so fishing nets and ma
chines was not so good, but drift
net and seine fishermen caught
loads of the palatable herrings.
H. Marriott Britt, Hospital
Corps U. S. N. of Norfolk, visit
ed his parents here last week.
Si.oo a Year in-Adva c*
Prepare For Winter
Extract from address bv t JL
Snead, Assistant to.the U, S-
Fuel Administrator, at meeting
Greensboro,'N. C-. April 1. 1918.
of the State Fuel Administrator
A. W, McAlister, and the ('hair
men of- the County and
Committees throughout Nucth
It is absolutely necessary chat
domestic consumers of eoa l put
in their supply during the sum
mer months. By doing so consu
mers will help the Government
assist the railroads, and at the
same time, provide themselves
with coal. They will help the
Government by making it im
necessary to assist with theix
supply next winter when all the
time and effort of the Fuel Ad
ministration will be needed io
providing coal for war purposes;
they will heip the transportation
companies by reducing the num
ber of cars to be handled d\irm*s
a period when it is most diifieait
to handle same. There is nt>
other way in which the domestic
consumers, in so far as the cool
situation is concerned, can as ef
fectually assist the Government
in the successful prosecution of
the war, and at the same time
provide themselves with fuel,
than by obtaining their njnnai
season's ~ requirements during
the summer months.
If it is necessary to enlarge
the bins so as to .accommodate u
normal years supply., this shooM
be done. If the dealer is not witt
ing to carry the account, ar
rangements should be made t*»
handle the b> .OMUuper
If this is not done there" wiM
' be a shortage during |he coming
winter, due to the large increas
ed demanda for war purposes*
and the inability of the trans
portation companies t > v h.nUlc
t.Tio enormous quanlit;" r rf: ; might
:;c::'-'.j3ary for war and other pur
I also dtaire to urge the grfcai
necessity for each" consumer «»
limit his requirements to teas
than normal needs. There is
great need for every pound sav«d
as it provides that much addition
al coal for war requirements,
not only for our Government ';ut
for the Allies.
I would also request and urfse
the substitution and-use, to- the
fullest extent possible; of wood
for coal by all consumers'
Therefore, the message I want
you to take back to the people in
your several communities is to
place prders for the quantity aB
coal necessary for their year's
supply as early as possible and to
exercise the economy
in its use. ML
A GtfWMnan Dead
"Hie MW Lou Respast
removed one of the most promi
nent colored women of the tovro
and community. "Aunt J.ou," as
she was called, was highly in
spected'by the white people, as
well as her own race She owned
a home in front of the Methodist
parsonage, and always workfed
willingly with her hands ta
maintain herself. She had been
for years a member of the primi
tive Baptist Church at Skewar
key, and was a living example
of the religion she professed Her
health had been bad tot aomm
months, and the end came Fri
day, March 29th. Funeral ser
vices were conducted by Elder
S. Hasseil on Monday."
Private Hunter Price,, of the -
Naval Reserves, la in town Mm
wade to see hie wife, who w«|
ill for several days.