North Carolina Newspapers

    Devoted to the Interact of
Martin County in General fit
Willi*maton in Particular
Vulume 20. Number 12
Use G'.imiiie/ciiit Fertili
zers Liberally But Wisely
wer to the question as
to wheatlivjr we should use com
mercial fertilizes Wholly depend
upon the answrr to question: Do
they pay. J That tin y -do pay and
pay Well wtujn lightly used is
abundantly proved by experi
y inent atauon i yidence. On the
other hand, theru is also much
evidence that, Southern farmers
every JNMU wa-oe of dol
lars through tiie use of
commerce! IvrtiV.zers. A
In using tertiliz os, B' great
problem is to fit. ihesM o our
soil Jand crop m etis S«-- vary
greatly in their and
hence in th *ir ftrulizer require
ments, an» dtff cyropa like
wise requi' e plant foods in vary
ing propor its. Here let us lay
down some basic principles
that will help quide us in buying
and using fertilizers.
1. Where nitrogen is needed.
Roughly, the nearer we are to
the Gulf and Atlantic coasts, the
' greater the need for nitrogen. In
fact, over practically all th? san
dy loam soils of the Atlantic and
Gulf Coastal plains, nitrogen is
the great plant lood need. On
such lai.ds applications of nitro
gen for such crops as cotton,
corn and «ats will usually pay
-—well. Fifteen pounds of nitrogen,
per apre, or the equivalent of
that found in 750 pounds of a 10
2-2 fertilizer, 150 founds ol cot
tonseed meal, or. 100 pounds of
nitrate of soda, will usually give
- excellent results .on any of the
average thin lands of this sec
tion, and there is evidence that
considerably heavier applications
may be profitably
? / made. Fa. iher inland, on the
Piedmont, mountain or other
clay or loan 1 soils, the need lor
nitrogen is not as a nile so acute,
though there are many areas
where the use >f commercial ni
trogen is highly profitable, this
is particularly true of thin lands
and those that have long been in
cultivation. %
2. Where phosphorus is flfced
\ ed. Next t nitrogen, phosphor
us or phosphoric acid is the ele
jnent most needed by Sourtlfein
soils. In fact it it needed piacti
cally everywhere from Virginia
to Texas, except on! Ihe luce
soils of -the Missippi Delta re
gions and tne Black Belt areas
of Alabama, Mississippi and Tex
as. It is particularly valuable on
on lands that tend to make much
stalk or leaf growth and to little
fruit. Forty to .SO .pobuds per
acre, or the equivelent of 250 to
300 poundsjif Ji> per cent, acid
phosphate, is usually the
profitable amount to use.
3. When potash is needed. Wt
believe that Southern farmeis
have wasted more money on pot
ash than on any plant food ele
m«nt. Drbw a line, roughly,
from about^Mobile, Ala., north
eastward through Mncon; Ga
Columbia, S.-0., and Raleigh, N
C.f and the soils to the cast anc
south of this" line, as a" rule
need potash, especially whei
planted to cotton or tobacco
West and north of this line, w
do not recommend the use o
potash, except possibly on som
fruits and on deep sandy laivdi
where cotton tends to rust. 1
you do not live in the territory
needing potash, it will pay yoi
to leave it out entirely in buyinj
IP fertilizers.
For the man who studies hi
|f soil and crop needs and thei
knows what *he is buying, ferti
§L liters will paj well this year. Ii
K-, I fact, under suchj.conditions w
t f advise that they be used liberal
I t ly.—The Progressive Farmer
t--- - '
My son, Charles McK. Perry
jfe. 16 year* of age, is giving m
much trouble. He lias left, bom
It" and is now to be i
Martin County. This is to notif
jr. all persons not to harbor or err
ploy him, but to send him bom
t at once. Unless this is done,
expect to collect for his, wage
and will hold anybody respons
ble who employs him.
S. H. Perry.
District Organizer Here
Mr. H. S. Grant. District, Or
ganizer of the U. S. Fmploy-
was in town this
week organizing the County so
that every returning soldier may
get immediate employment.
Martin County should not lose a
single boy, we need them here
to develop and build up the com
munity. Boys are constantly
coming and doubtless most o!
them have a place waiting lor
them, hut therg are others who
have not, hotys who left the
farms in 1917 and li) 18 will re."
turn too late to plant a crop, the
people of the several communi
ties should see J hat when the>
return there is something -start
ed that thev may get in the race
for a livelihood. We must rem
ember that they will bring new
ideas, fresh energy and enthu
siasm, If any person, firm or cor
poration in Martin County now
has or will have a place for a
young man they will confer a fa
vor upon tne country by filing
an application with C 1), Car
starphen, CUM of. the Public
Service, Mrs, K. B. Crawford,
Acting Chm of the Martin Coun
ty Chapter of A. Red Cross or
W. C. Manning Chm o! Council,
of National Defense who mil in
turn give you the names of those
who may be'seekingemployment.
The more Interest we take the
better it will be or the.,.soldier
and the country.
What are we going to plant
this year seems to be a question
unanswered. Tobacco brought
the most fnonev last year. It may.
not bring it this year. A careful
estimate places the 1919 tobacco
crop at three million dollars
while the peanul&md cotton crop?
combined brought only about
two and one ball million dollars.
This would tend to a big acreage
iof tobacco bnt farmers must re
member that the outlay on a to
bacco crop this year will be
heavy guano, labor and other]
things required to succes: tul
handle tobacco will be so l,.vh
that if prices are not mount .in
high there will be a loss. A u
crop of cotton now means. JLUVL
prices for the 1918 product now
on hand and for the coming crop.
It is generally thought that the
cotton now being held and 2-8 of
a lylo acreage will bring the
•South mure money than the cot
ton now on hand and the 1919
full crop. Then why should the
. South not cnt out fertilizer bill
by 33 1 Ii per cent, its labor LiII
by 33 1-3 per-cent and plant that
extra fourteen million acres in
oats, corn, etc. If two hundred
. million dollars spent for fertili
-1 zing cotton adds three million
■ hales (and it will do it) would it.
. not Ie sensible for the*farmers
to ke p the $2,000,000 and get as
much (r m ire for a short .crop
. a* « .oia. Don't plant a full
cropiif cotton, don't spend the
I price.
1 Monthly Cotton Review
; Contract prices have declined
f about $25 per bale during the
3 month of January but there have
i been very few sales of actual
f 'Cotton. The unsettled condition
/ of the cotton goods rnarke ; has
i caused a very poor demand.,
( mills However, the:r
stocks of raw cotton are know ft
3 to be low and as it is not belie' ed
1 they will curtail production to
~ any great extent in the'face of a
e latent demand that is iikely to
- spring up at any time, an urgent
demand for cotton is possible at
any time, Exports have been
large during the month and be
, cause of greatly reduced ocean
e freight rates will continue ti
e show a relatively laige increase
" in the future. A continued firm
t. front od the part of spot holder*
e and a reasonable reduction in the
1 acreage of the crop about to be
8 planted will undoubtedly Boor
1 make a market for cotton at 01
near its intrinsic value. .
Williamston, Martin County, N. 0. February 14, 1010
Gambling Again
Last Saturday night a crowd
of the younger boys of the town
were caught gambling by an of
ficer of the town. The most dis
tressing fact of the case was the
extreme youth of the boys in
dulging in this terrible and un
lawful act. There is but one
thing upon which the boys can
rely for'an excuse, that i? they
learned it from older people
Why should a town the size ol
H'lUiamston be burdened with a
nest of gamblers for fifty years'.'
We should be delighted to see
the town authorities put the iron
heel down upon this vice which
is calculated to make a robber
ana nuirderer out of fheiest boy
111 the world. K verwperson see
ing men congregating in unseem
ly places at unseeinlv, hours
should call a policeman its your
duty, it will help your boy, it
will help your duughtei it will
help your town to rid it of gamb
lie-turned From Overseas
■ - • ~ . ...
Mr .lames L Pritchard of
Hamilton paid us a visit Monday
! night on his way home fom the
j Battlefrmd. Friends will-remem
ber his name among the casual
lies in the grert drive by the fa
mous3oth Division on the Hind
etlburg line on Sept. 'J Ulu lie
was wounded by machine gun
li Ire but not until he had reached
the objective in the drive He
was soon taken from the f 0111 to
Base Hospital No 33 in England
.vhere he seems to have fully
recovered. He was in the draft
and left Oct. 1917 and left Camp
Sevier reaching Belgium Mav 27
Hgrrays fine tribute to the work
of the lied Cross
. .'
Reports to date indicate that
the constitutional amendment for
a six months' sohool term was
adopted by a majority of inort
than khi,(KM) votes. And yet
North Carolina will have to keep
moving. The very same day
North Carolina voted this amend
ment Texas overwhelmingly vot
ed HI amendment.increasing the
state school lax from twenty to
thirl v-live cents op each *IOO
worth of property, and providing
for free text books for all school
child ren.
I he Peanut Market
The price of peanuts improved
during January, rising during the
third week in January as high as
s-.-ven and eight cents. Sales in
ceased though the movement re
mained slow. Sales by the mid
die of January are normally sixty
to eijfhty per cent of the crop,
but this year they have only been
. from l r > to 25 per' ceTit" JV>>pee
ial survey of the trade.showed
that the old crop which had been
held over.has been cleaned up
Jhe manufacturers of peanut
butter aVnTcontectiTnery ahd ihe
wholesalers as well as the clean
ers are buying only from hand to
mouth Under such "circumstances
farmers must hold for the top of
the market or prices are bound
to be depressed, The price, de
clined somewhat during tne lat
ter part of the month, but should
more ihan'recover if the farmers
refuse to sell at the lower prices.
FOU SALE.—Oakland "0"
Roadster, electric lights and
[ self starter
Dr. (1 C. Godwin
! M4-M > ,
,»■"?-■!>»- ■ «
L We have just received infor
t mation from Rev. VV. It. Bur
1 rell that lie had been stationec
- at No 6 Russell Street Calcutti
i India wherche is doing Y M
/ C. A. Work, Mail to this address
i will reach him pfotnptly.
1 J
i FOR SALE.—Several male
, Hampshire pigs ready for 'serv
ic^ 1 at each. Will alsc
' book orders for pure bred male
lor females for spring delivery a
r jslo each 8 to 10 weeks old.
S. E. Hardisor
Miss Esther is in Ral-'j
eigh this week.
Mr Gus Godarei, of Dunn was
in town this week.
Hold your vol ion and don't
plant any next \ear.
Hold your cotton until yoiwoan
get its full value,
Lt Willis ..Owens of Eden ton.
visited-his uncle Mr J. L. Rod
gerson last week.
Mrs. Mark lluttni and little son
of Tarboro are the guests of Mr,' s
and Mrs J. 11. Britt.
Mr Theodore Hassall has re-j
turned from tin' Tobacco Mar-,
ket in Kentucky.
Miss Nina Upton spent last
week with her sister Miss Sylvia
Upton in Richmond
Mr. B. A. Critcher went to (
Petersburg SuneJay visit his ,
brother Duke Critcher who is at (
Mrs. Alonza llassell, Mrs C. 
D Carstarphen, Miss Elizabeth 1
and MastVr Alonza and
Louis Bennett motored to Hob- 1
good Sunday afternoon.
The must not give in to ,
im robbers, hold them, and don't
plant a full crop of cotton this ~
year, They can be brought to
terms and the South must make
them do it.
Mr. Nicholas R, Daniel was
caught in a sayy Monday and his
arm was badly mangled, the
small' bone in his foroarm was
cut into at several places and i
much of it had to be removed.
Anderson Crawford and Co ,
sold twenty two caskets in one
month. Tnis is an unusual sale in
mr town, where there are tyvo
oilier cofllu establishments. Thft,
influenza is exacting a heavy toll
as its resuslts.
Mrs. Perley Brown left Wed
nesday for New York to buy
Spring clothes for the Womans
Department of Harrison- Bros
and Co. Mrsr™'Anna Harrison
joins her in Baltimore and. Mr.
T F. Harrison leaves Saturday
for.Northern I'ities too.
Don't be afraid and sell your
cotton for twenty live cents if
you are oll'ered it. It is up us
to stand up to the market and
make them do what is right Bet
ter not plant a stalk next year
and hotel this years cotton rath
er than give in to them It isim-
that the glowers show
the band of brokers they are
a |ual to their efforts.
Y. W. C. A. Campiii^n
The Young Womam t hristian
Association has done . wonderful
jgork i.n the great world war,
nas its representative Tll -eVery
stricken country in .Europe, has
' ailed the Y. W. C. A., the Red
' Cross, and all other organizations
of mercy 111 their efforts to re
lieve the suffering in' the war
i> ne but it has done more to
. ward looking after the American
>:irls in foreign lands than an}
1 other organization because it
was fitted for the work. Its miss
> ion is to protect and guide" the
i finely giil in strange towns and
cities, to shelter ihem and teach
, them the principles of good »-
ciatirfn mid strong morals, 0
, find homes and work for thern
in desirable places. But it connot
accpirfplish these results with
. out funds. That is why the pre
sent campaign is being wagtd
1 thr ughout theHJnited States.
Martin county's quota i»-$101.09.
8 Mrs James Statoii is county
chairman and all money should
e be sent h r not later than Feb 17.
■ . ■' ——
3 If interested in the purchase
of the best quality of Lime at
attractive prices. See
a J no. D. Biggs
Letters From Red Cross
The family of John I) Mizelle
ha I never received any iinfor
mation other than the announce- (
inent from the war department (
that he-had been killed on Sept„
30th, until last week when the (
following letters were received t
from the American Red Cross |
and a nurse in an English hos
'pital It is indeed gratifying to ,
the bereaved family to krtow 1
how their beloved son and bro j
tlier died, ihe letters from the
American Red Cross follows:
I "M.v dear Mrs. Mizelle. » (
It is with deep sympathy we
are send you the enclosed letter j
IWe hope it will bring you some
comfort as it was written by
ione of our Red Cross workers ,
' who was with Private Mizelle at .
the last. I
""We feel you would like to be ,
assured tlmt respect was
accorde'if tfiis v somrtUfa he was (
buried with full military ifonors, |
and an American woman went
to the grave as a representative j
of his family Fellow soldiers f
-formed an escort and stood at t
attention beside the llag draped ,
cofiin while taps were sounded. (
"Wf know we can say nothing
to lift the burden of your great
sorrow, but trust your pride in ,
the knowledge that he did his v
share to bel|> bring this great ,
struggle I'm liberty to a victori- ,
ous end will be a source of com-
fort to you.
"The Red Cross extends- its |
heartfelt sympathy, to-you in .
your bereavement.
Very sincerely yours, |
"D. R. Castle, Jr." ,
. The following is the enclosure (
spoken of in the above letter, as 1
written blnglish Red Cross 1
nurse in attendance upon Pri- 1
1 vate Mizelle at the time of his
 ''Private J, 1). Mizelle was ad
mitted here (receiving hospital)
Yin September 30th, and I regret
to say that lie died the same
evening at 8:4,5. He was very
seriously wounded in the head
and was unconcious all the time, ,
so he did not sutler* I hope that
it will comfort you a little to
know 'that he died here ..and not
in enemy hands. He has been
buried in the military cemetery
near here
with deepest sympathy,.
' (Sister) A. S McMillian."
Prominent Citizen Dcael
On Tuesday Feb Ith at the
home of his daughter, Mrs.
James Mizelle, on Main Street
Mr John Hansen Bowen died of
complicated diseases. He had
been 111 ill health for several
months, suffering of heart trou
ble and paralysis of the . throat.
He was the son of Mr Benjamin
and Mrs. Lueinda Bowen and
was burn in Bear Crass town
ship in Martin county 011 May
10th, 1849 lie married Mrs. Pol -
sy McCaskey in 1873, who with
TWOTfritdl I'II trf- the five bor-t»»
this union survive him.
Mr. Bowen had been manager
of fl 11 - ciinniy home for ritfhlet-n
yearo and was a- kind and effici
ent keeper of the poor and desti
tute in his charge, alwayf striv
ing to relieve their sufferings and
US'- the trust put in him by the
co int./ to the best advantage.
He did not belong to any
church, but always attended the
Primitive Baptist services and
Elder Sylvester Hasseß conduct
ed the funeral services when in
terment was made Wednesday
afternoon in the Baptist, ceme
ttry with Masonic honors.
Mrs. James Ih Mizelle and
Mrs. Tom Hassell, of Poplar
1 Point are the surviving children
John, one of the pair of.horses
, belonging to J L Hasseil and
I Co., died this week. They were
perhaps tiie finest pair of draft
horses ever in the County and
had been worked fur fourteen
s years on our streets, the quan
: tity i/f peanuts, ferlilizers and
goods hauled by them being en
Farmers Should Grow
Their Nitrogen Supply
The Southern farmer has prov
ed his appreciation of the value
of fertilizers, hut his practices
regarding them have followed
the same lines as in marffy other
matters The South as a whole
has bought its meat instead of I
raising i'i. She has not produced '
sufficient c irn and hay to supply l
her own n«'o'ds and has thought •
it more economical to buy her
.miles than to raise them! In the I
same whv she has thought it bet- I
ter to buy fertilizers rather than 1
produce them as largely as possi 1
hie on the farms. I
It is not a question fff the wis- s
dom of buying fertilizers, rather '
than doing without them. -They 1
are necessities, all alike, and un- '
less they are produced at home, '
theyought and must he bought. 1
As to buying fertilizers it will I
never he possible »«• IX'llUt'K ilht 1
lime Mini 11jy^WTimo4 needed and 1
they must always ite purchased; '
but the most  xpensive part of I
fertilizers is the. nitrogen, and *
this can be more largely and eeo- t
nomically produced *' upon th#
farm t
The growing of legumes, the ''
growing an»l gathering of organic. \
materials of all kinds which '1
would otherwise be wasted, the
making and saving of animal ma- '
nures, art' simply methods of
producing and saving nitrogen '
which any farm can economical- 1
ly pursue. Such practices are t
measures, for producing upon the 1
farm something which must be I
had, rather than in buying itand i
in must cases and to a very large 
extent, ns with other necessities •'
mentioned, which we have bought 1
rather than produced at home, it
can he produced on the farm
more economically than it can be
bought. Therefore, nitrogen,
merely as a plant food, is a ne
cessit.v which should be more
largely produced at home. But
there is still another reason why
these farm manures should bt
produced They not only supply
-nitrogen more economically; but
they supplv other necessity in
>oil improvement. They supply
organic matter or humus sorming
materials and a large supply of
decayinp organic mat
ter an essential to a fertile
soil, and prohablv the greatest
need of nearly all Southern cul
tivated lands
Stockholders Meeting
The annual meeting of the
Stockholders of the Martin Coup l
lv Saving iV Trust Co , will be
held at their Banking Rooms, on
Tuesday afternoon, Feb'y 18th,
at !i o'clock for the purpose "f
electing a Hoard of Din'-
for the coming year \and an,
other business that may prop-'t
ly come before said meeting.
.lolvri. I*',; Pope, ('ashior
> Notice (M Sale Of
I'lldei nit I l>y vutue "I. the a«thoiity
r ilU'lllll it 111 41>»'l tfllll ' I Tlll-l •■*-
r -—*» '■ a-y ■ t. ii.U
tt'v I' c li illoik i ii l wife, HHa Hullo k
tin! in Hit; Pulilif ke«islrv ol
Mai I in*."County in Book o I , at pane
119, to sroiie the | h ymetit of a certain
' of even ilh'i" therewith, and the
' Mirml.itions in sail! Deed nf Truil not
h.ivinn liecn complied with, anil at the
'i|'i>Kt of the patties inteirated, the un
tiiistee will, on • Friday,' the
' I-till ilny ill March, H|9, at 11 oo
• n'rli i k M .t tin- cimitlioiiM* iloor of
vliir in County, WilltauiHtoii, North
. CaioJiriH, ..If. for sale to the hlghe t
, bidder for, the billowing described
real estate'
Situate'! in tliejtXown of Williantston,
N. C. the lot of the Willians
1 ton (>inninx & Milling Company, be
p IginuiiiK ul Hit; corner of sal.l lot; thence
running easterly with the Street 89ft.;
thence southerly the Street y8 feet
thence- norlh'y across 95 feet, thence
-Willi J.he line of the Wtllunistou (Hll u
lug & MilHnn Co. tof, feet to the be
- tlie same and convevtd
t jo P. S ttuliock by W M. Wilson and
j wife, K»aie (ViWon, by deed May
1 2nd,
try of Maititi County in Book. C i, 471,
being the house and 16t upon which the
■1 aid V. S. Bu'lock now occupies.
This tile li h day of February, 1919.
Wheeler Murtitt, Trustee
Advartuat* wiß fad our
ColumnatLafekKayto IIOQ
Martin County Home*
Established 1898
President Wants Hundred
Million For Relief Work
President Wilson has asked "
congress for an appropriation of
$10)0,1)00,000 for use in Armenia
Persia and Syria, and it is likely
that congress will make the ap
propriation; but the President
has also issued a proclamation in
which he urges the people to
give $36,000,000 for relief of the
Armenians, Greeks and Syrians
who have been driven from their
homes by the Turks. It is the
plan of the Government to use
the proposed *100.000,000 as a
revolving fund from which ex
penditures shall be reimbursed
30 far as possible by govern
ments or people to whom relief
is furnished. This will be used
among European peoples, and
will not be for the benefit of
those in Asia Minor. Therefore
President Wilson has told the
iwnplii nf Aimnii n thai tilO.OOtli
iil)ti will be needed for immediate
relief, to save nearly four mil
lions of people from starvation
and he asks the .people to give
that amount at once
•Armenia and the other sec
tioris that are without an organi
zed government will not be able
to secure any portion of the
$100,000,(KM) asked for from con
gress. as they are unable to fur
nish securities for loans
North Carolina, iu the week of
February 21 to 2*7
will be asked for but $200,000 of
the .fvio,(.'o),(K>o which the nation
will raise for these starving peo
ples. State Chairman J. Y. Joy
nor urges his fellowcitizens to
aid in this cause, which is to
save the oldest Christians in the
world from death by starvation.
rs. Kiddick
Saturday, Feb. Ist Mrs. How
land Certrude Moore Ileddick,
wife of Levi L. Keddick passed -
from earth to the world beyond
the portals uf death and .-the
grave A little less than two
years ago she was united in mar
riage to Mr. Keddick who later,
was sent to France to fight for
bis country and to make the
world safe for democracy He
is in France now. What a sad
homecoming it will be to l»im, no
doubt*he is "counting the days
when-he will be home and the
thought thrills him with joy but
the home-coming .vill be sadder
than the going away. But such is
life in a world like ours Job has
truly said, "Man is of few days,
and full trouble." The husband
and all the family have the sin
cere sympathy of all their friends
and loved ones
Mrs. Keddick after her marri
ng came to Williamston with
Ii i loin >and, where he was
ir.t.ieji into service, then sh&
.vent lo live with her father'
i at Kverett where she died
with tluit awfull plague, influen
za She wss about twenty-nine
years of age, and so, cut off in
■tim hlonm nliif«. W'g mpH taught,
that, "In the midst of life we
are in death." We should ever
pray the prayer oi the Psalmist,
"So teach us to number our days
that we may apply our hearts
unto wisdom." In the month of
October liiOs, she made a pro
fession ol Cnrist and was receiv
ed into the Methodist Church,
(Vernon) by Kev. C. L. Keade.
She was organist in her Church
up to the time of her marriaße.
On Monday Feb. 3rd after a
short service in her home we "
laid her lemains away to rest in
the fam ly burying, ground to
await the Insurrection
There was a large concourse of
people, which was indicative of
a large circle of friewlA The ab
sent husband, the father and
her brothers and sisters are com
mended to the God of all grace,
who alone has power to sustain
and give comfort in the day of
trouble And sorrow.
Rev. H. M. Eure
FOK SALE.-A fine Jerse/
cow-. John Gray Peel
R. F. D. Washington, N. C.

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