North Carolina Newspapers

    Dtvoted to the Interest of
Martin County in Qansrtl It
Williarntton in Particular
Volume "20. N timber |3 '■»
New Vaccine Said to
Prevent Influenza '
With 4tK),000 human lives in the
United States snufted out by influen
v za since tiie scourge pained a foot
hold Jnl> t- few months ago, with au
thorities i/i ting a further loss of
750,000 husran lives in the next year
unless tin epidemic is checked, the
loss to Aim rica from influenza is al
ready ten Umc* greater than the loss
which.Was . utl ored on the battlefields
of Europe.
Like smiilpox in the middle age*
and typhoid in modern warfare influ
enza is th • scourge bred on the lat
est battle!.elds of Europe and when
the hi store of the war is written the
losses in American military canton
ments from tit is scoui ge will be foun J I
to exceed American deaths in Euro
pean warfare.
With leading medical authorities
claiming that a heavy percentage of
all the people are naturally suscep
tible to the disease and that normal
ly the epidemic will not end until vir
uallv every tucepfible person has bee
stricken, vaccination presents the on
ly means of stemming the tide of a
scourge which otherw.idbvwill claim a
....staggering toll of human life in tin.-,
country for main iniftittTß'tn rome.
«.f;tii»» individual
in .impossible. Prevention of crowds,
IIASUI sprays "flu" masks and other
experimental measures have proven
After the scourge wanes it flares
up again suddenly and then rages at
times with even greater violence.
The cur., of the - liHease is uncer
tain P-rev( ution is better.. The Rose
now vacoin" offers refuge not only to
influenza, but protection from colds,
pneumonia and-other respiratory dis
The infl'.enzu attacks the old and
the young of all walks of life. Expos
ure to the disease is universal —it is
particularly fatal to the young—ages,
ranging fiom tewnty to thirty-five,
tin! it is no resiiector of ages, locali
ty or previous condition of health.
Smallpox was the scourge of .tlu"
armie sin the middle ages, but was
eliminated by vaccination. Typhoid
"fever whs The- Scourge the-"armies'
in the Boer war and the Spanish-
American »ui'. but it in turn has been
eradicated by vacillation. Influenza,
has been tl'V scourge of the great Eu
ropean war and ha» sj read to the ci\ ■-
ilian poulaiions throughout Hie en
tire world, it can bo stopped.
Scientist . have developed an influ
enza vaccine, calculated to stop tho
spread of influenza. The vaccine now
endorsed by leading medical men is
called the Rosenow vaccine. It ha.--
been recently developed by Dri Ed
ward Carl "osenow, professor of ex
perimentul medicine in the I'nivers
ity of Mini., sota. A serum treatment
employed . ral months ago is open
to serious objections,' but the Rose
now vaccnv ; employed Without pain
or danger usually without |i
conveniencu and olfers immunity that
is characteristic of preventive vacci
nation for' smallpox and typhoid fe
ver., •
In the city of St. Louis, where up
~to the pre.-- nt time fewer cases and
deaths bay l»'cn recorded per capita
ofrpopulatkn than in any other great
city of tl't- I nited States, the ' it;,
physicians f- i six weeks or ir;ore
hav? been vaccination and they
attest to t e most remarkable pre
ventive efT 1
Usually in the ease' of half
a" cubic centimeter of the Rosenow
vacc'irte is i.dlhinistered at the first of
the treatments, three days later an
injection o one cubic centimeter is
given s and • n the sixth day an injec
tion of one and one-half cubic centi
meters. In m occasional case in
which -tho .paction .i««sSveiy the sec
ond injecti. a is .b'ferred slightly be -
yong tin- t-iir.l day. Physicians in
private practise -sometimes follow the
pßWtlse of giving injections at five
day intervals, while many physicians
are giving ejections at forty-eight
hour in ten als. -
The van re is believed to lie with
out effect in the treatment of the dis
ease and ir recomniended exclusively
as. a preventive. The exact bacteria of
influenza has not been isolated, but
the Rosenow vaccine i.i the result of
cultures de- eloped from influenza pa
tients and ' a fluid in which is sus
pended the dead bacteria. It is pre
ventive not only of influenza, but is
thought to be preventive of colds as
--well a* catarrhal, pneumonic and
other kindred diseases, a fact of par
ticular eori.eouence insomuch as
deuth is nit thought to be caused by
influenza itself but by the ensuing
' complications principally of pneumo
No one should be deterred from
submitting to vaeicnation by-fear of
pain or unduly disagreeable results.
The vaccine itself is painless when it
is administered by a competent phy
sician and seldom is followed by dis
agreeable symptoms. Where the pa
tient is unusually susceptible to in
fluenza a more or less severe , but
transient reaction may take place.
Disease Recurs Violently
In those localities where the dis
ease appaiHitly is subsiding there
should be no false sense of security
Influenza hares up from time to time
in thA same city, the epidemic recur
ring suddenly., The scourge was sup
posed xcf he -waning in Chicago and
"Boston, where ft is now spreading
anew, and the end of the scourge all
over the country is not in sight. In
■>, 1899 pandemic influenr.a lasted in the
Sjaitei' State over a period of two
years, subsiding at times and flaring,
'up again, and thereafter for some
years it recurred in sporadic form.
~J—- fit 1 ""'s with its comparatively fa
vorable mortality alfbrdir interesting
statistics, tremendously convincing of
the efficacy of influenea Vaccine as a
preventive. It was in St. Louis that
' DrT~A. W, Evans, Of Chicago, a fore
most authority on preventive medi
cine, made the* prediction to Dr. Ma.
C StarklofT. city health commission?'
of St. LouU, that only sixty per ceni
Tif the peopte are-hmmme-to influenza
and that the remaining forty per cent
would be stricken by^thtfvdisease he
fore the plague runs its course, un
less of course- the forty per cent who
are naturally susceptible may avert
the disease bv an immunizing agent.
Seientist- sav that some men aro
naturally itu. :une to a certain, con-
Cuntinued on page 2
and How to Make
►the Income Tax Returns
i Although no general extension of
itme will bo authorized for filing fed
eral income tax returns due March 15
the commissioner of internal revenue
lias approved a novel feature of tax
collection which will serve for all
practical purposes as a possible ex
tension of forty-five days for the fil
ing of income and excess profits tax
returns in cases where corporations
are unable to complete and file their
returns by March 15th.
If a corporation finds that, for good
and sufficient reason, it is impossible
to complete its return by March 16th,
it may make a return of the estimat
ed tax due and make payment there
of not later than March j 6th. If mer
itorious reason is shown as to why
the corporation is unable to complete
its return by the specified date the
collector will accept the payment of
the estimate d tax and ngre*» to ac
cept the revised and completed tax re
turn within a period of not more than
45 days.
tinder the plan adopted for corpo
ration payments and returns, the gov
eminent wil be able to collect approx
imately the. amount of tax due on or
,b«jOu: March l. r >tb, thus, meeting its
urgent needs and the corporations
actually needing further time for the
full preparation of thair complete re
turns will be granted ample time in
which to do so.
One of the advantages of this plan
is that it relieves the taxpayer of one
half of one per cent interest a month
that vfould attach to the payment of
the taxes extension granted at
the requesraK' the taxpayer. The tax
pi .Ver Will, of course, not be relieved
of the payment, of interest on such
amount as his payment may fall
short of the tax later found to be due
on the basis of his final return.
Should the payment on March 16th
of the estimated tax due be gmater
than the ta.v eventually found to be
"due oil oxamTnation of the -rompletecL
return, the excess payhient will be
automatically credited on the next in
stallment which will ho due on June
15thi *
Provision for systematically handl
ing this new feaiure will be made in
the construction of the new return I
blanks for corporations. The new form
will be a combined income ami excess
profits blank, embodied in which is a
dacthable letter of remittance. Any
corporation which finds tliat, for suf
ficient reasons, it cannot complete its
return by March Ifith, may deatch
and fill out the letter of remittance
ami forward same to the collector on
or before March U»th. together with
.» check, money order or draft for the
■UX due on that date. If the exact tax
is not known, the estinwted tax will
be paiil in this manner. A statement
in writing of the reason why it is im
possible for the corporation to com
plete the return by the specified date
umst accompany every such rftnit
Individual taxpayers will be given
similar privileges in c.mes in wh.cb it
is made clear by the taxpayer that
the time available is not sufficierti to
enable htm to complete his return by
March 16th. No reason exists, ac
cording to the internal revenue oftic
ials, for delaying the filing of the re
turns of individual incomes, except in
unusually difficult cases.
Forms for returns of individual in
comes up to sr»/)()0 will be distributed
by collectors within a few days. The
forms for larger incomes will be
availabb? about February 24th. Cor
poration blanks will lie diAributed by
March 1. Regulations governing the
administration of tho now income tax
will also lie availahlu liefone March 1.
Boy Accidentally Killed
About three-o'clock Saturday after
noon in the pctinut field on Dr. J. S.
Rhodes' farm, just back of his home,
the two smaller children of Mr. and
Mrs. T. A. Patrick were playing on a
hay stack, when John Oook, .Jr., and
some other small boyrt Who were go
ing hunting joined, them, laying down
their guns to play.
Duck Patrick, nine yeaj's old, pick
ed up a single barrel gun and while
handling it the gun was accidentally
discharged, almost the entire load
striking John Cook, Jr., in the n«:k,
severing the jugular vein, and death
resulted almost instantly. The hoys
ran for asistance, but the child was
past help when older persons arriv
ed on the scene. A part of the load
struck Ray mond Roherson on the chin.
After hearing the details of the
accident, a coroner's inquest was
deemed unheceawy.
John Cook was the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Jutin Cook, Sr., and was twelve
years itf uge and a very apt and lev
able child. The funeral services w.'re
conducted by R«jv. H. M. Eure of the
Methodist church and Rw/J. F. Car
ter of the Baptist church, interment
took place in the family plot at the
Baptist cemetery.
""Tile large attendance at the funer
al and the beautiful floral designs
spoke eloquently of the littlo fellow's
popularity. The tomunity sympa
thize-: with the l#reaved family, as
well ijs with the. family of tins little
Patrick boy.
Mr. Simon Rutenberg of the dis
solved firm of Rutenberg & Adler, tint
gone to New York to live with hi*
mother. Mr. Kutenbera had been ir
business here about eighteen montlis
and in that time had renewed friend
ships with people he knew here whten
in busine* thirteen ytears ago and V
has made a goodly number of ifleW
friends dnrlng his last stay here. iHc
was a promoter of all civic improve
ment.-; and has been a great help and
inspiration to' the town in all patriot
ic endeavors. It is with regret that we
I wish to thank the friends
who so kindly and genrousfy assist
ed us during the sickness and death
of my little child, Albert R., and mv
husband, Benjamin Prfre.
Williatoston, Martin County, N. C. February 21, 1019
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Mr. H. C. Hemby has four children
in Johns Hopkins hospital in Balti
more for treatment. It is an unusual
thing for *o manv members of one
family to be in a 'hospital at the same
Mr. Robert Salsbury will arrive on
Sunday from the base hospital at
Fort McHenry, Md. He was hit on
the forehead by a piece of shrapnel
ni October and has been in New
York for treatment since.
Captain Julius S. Peel is in Wil
liainston for a few days en route to
New York where he wil join a party
of friends for a trip to Bermuda, anil
thence back to his station at Camp
Jackson, South Carolina
Mr. Kerrell, of the Burton Brothers
Auction Company, of Wilson, is in
town this week arranging for tl.i
sale at auction of n portion of the
Jones farm near Hardens, and of a
number of choice town lots in J#nws
ville. Read the advertisements of
these sales in this week's issue.
Mr. Jack Biggs was host to a din
ner party in honor of Mr. Simon Rut
enberg Thursday night. The guests
weie Mr. and Mrs. Warren Biggs.
Misses Anna Tope, Anna Crawford
and Daisy Manning, Mr. Rutenberg,
the host and his mother, Mrs. Sallio
E. Higgs.
Mayor and Mrs. B. F. Godwin re- -
turned from New York Mondaynow
turned from Norfolk Wednesday, at
which place they had been visiting
their son, l.ieut. Commander Donald
C. Godwin. He Mailed Tuesday for
Buenos Aires, South America, on his
cruiser, the Chicago.
Mr. Berl Duke Crilcher is at home
after having been discharged from
the army. Mr. Critchor was station
ed at Syracuse, N. Y., for several
months, was sent to Newark, N. J ,
and was located at Camp 1«. V a.,
just before his discharge, He wil 1 re
sum i' his law practise hero with his
brother, Mr. B. A Critcher.
Mr. Maurice W. Watts, son of Mr.
and Mrs. J. W. Watts has beon made
deputy clerk of Fayette county court
of West Virginia. Mr. Watts has been
associated with the district attorney
of that county since receiving his dis
charge from the army and now that
he has l>een promoted to deputy
clerk of one of the busiest courts in
mining regions of West Virginia
proves that another Martin county
boy is making good.
The following is a Washington, N
C., dispatch to the News and Observ
er—Sam Winslow, a well known far
mer is out SBOO as a result of
visiting his home Sunday afternooi
while he was in Washington. ~TI
robbers having evidently been inform
ed that Mr. Winslow kept a large sun |
of money in the house thorough I
ransacked the place during his al>
nonce. They discovered the spot ir
the chimney where ihe money wa
concealed and made good their escape.
Mr. Winslow has no idea who tly
thieves were.
We are publishing in this issue the
annual report of Mr. J. (i, Godard,
president of the Martin county Sav
ings & Trust Company. We are doing
tills to show the sound financial
standing of the. institution and the
benefit that is and could be derive!l
by the people from it. If the business
methods of the American people are
to be criticised it is upon the ground
that the average American wants to
get rich too quick anil expects too
much from investments. , We should
grow by degrees, conserving and sav
ing as we go. We must not go money
and pleasure inad.
The Twentieth Century Book Clul
met with Mrs, J. S. Rhodes at hei
home, "Rhodesia Place," Wedncsda
afternoon The program which wa
planni'd before the armistice wa
signed and composed entirely of win
topics was continued.
"The Return of Alsace-Lorraine t
France," was read by Mrs. li A. 'rit
"Lorraine," by Fred Fisher, \yo
sung by Mrs. J. S. Rhodes.
. —"ftow tho War .Came to America,'
a reading, was rendered by Miss FTiT
en Maynard. ■
"Spting," an instrumental solo I
Miaa Mainard.
"Current Events," by Mr.i.
Mrs. Harrell,dwelt upon the fori)
ation of a league of nations now bo
ing di.scu.ibed at the peace conferen.
and in concise form, made a ver
pleasing and instructive talk
Mrs. Rhodes served a delicious sal
ad with potato chips and devilei 1
The guests were Mesdames A. R
Dunning, J. W. Andrews, J. W. Man
ning, Frank Barnes, J. L. Hassell,
Leslie Fowcfen, C. M. Clay to
1 Moore, and Miss Fannie Manning,
1 Mrs. Bettie C, Jones of Hamilton
' died Monday, February 17th after a
lingering illness of Bright'* disease.
She was the oldest daughter of the
late William H. Carstarphen and
wife, and was born January Bth, 1868,
■ being the same day upon which the
i late President Roosevelt was born,
i She married Mr. David C. Jones in
i 1878 and moved to Hamilton, where
, Mr. Jones died in 1917.
• she leaves two daughters, Misses
i Annie C. and Maggie Bell Jones, one
> sister, Mrs. Mary Bell Waldo, of Ham
' Uton, and a brother, Mr. C. D. Car
! atarphen, of WllllamstOn.
Mrs. oJnes had been an ardent and
I faithful member of the Methodist
church from her childhood. The fune
-1 ral services were conducted by Rev
H- M. Eure. of WilHamston, and in
terment was in the Hamilton ceme
On Wednesday, February 19th, Let
L the son of Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Griffin
r died of influenza pneumonia and men
ig-itis. Mr. Griffin has two other chil
dren dangerously ill at thin writing.
The honor roll of the Wilfiamston
graded., schools will be announced
every month. Students can secure a
place upon this roll by being studious
and punctual and the places are
awarded according to ability and at
titude toward school work. Parents
should encourage their children to
gain a place of honor while young
and by so doing develop l that essen
tial element of syccss ambition. There
are three honor rolls for January, A.
B and C. To secure a place on honor
roll A a pupil must be neither tardy
nor absent and average 95 on nil re
citations. To secure a place on hon
or roll B, a pupil must average 85 or
more on daily recitations and be nei
ther absent or tardy. A puil will be
placed on honor roll C if he or she is
neither absent nor tardy. Recitations
are not considered on this roll. A pu
pil gaining a place on roll A has gain
ed the highest honor in schoo I dur
ing the month. The following are the
pupils honored:
First Crade
Roll C—A. J. Manning, Jr., Grace
Whitley. Carlton Liverman, Edwin
Peel, Julia Ward, Edwin Smith and
Jasper McKeel.
Second Grade .....
Roll A Robert Brown.
Roll B Pattie Wynne.
Roll C—Annie Mae Williams and
Daisy Whitley.
Third Grade
Roll A —Susie James, Henry Man
Roll B— Thomas Crawford.
Roll C—■oFred Eure and Craw-
Fourth Grade
- Roll A —Trulah Ward Page, Bruce
Whitley, Martha Legett.
Roll It —Eviflyn Harrison, Charles
Peel, Mary Melissa Andrews and Jas.
Herbert Ward.
Roll ('- Paul Godwin.
Fifth Grade
Roll A—Margaret Manning and
I.aunt Orleans."
Roll 1! Ruth Manning.
Roll C—Wm, Howell Williams. J no.
G. Sykes, Francis Barnes, Bill llarir
Sixth Grade
Roll B—Pattie Harris, Velma Har
rison, Carrie Peel, Bryant Car
starphen, Robert aMnning.
and William Hodges.
Roll C—Ellen Cowan, Harry Clin
ton James, W. T. Meadows.
Seventh Grade
Roll B —Louise Crawford, Marthii
Harrison, Estehr Harirson, Herbert
Roll C—Elizabeth Hassell, Mary
I.eggett, Minnie Roller son,- Jessie
Eighth Grade
Roll A—-Beatrice Rurrell.
Roll B—Virginia Taylor, Howell
Roll C— Ethel Harris, Rosa Melson,
Mary Gladys Watts, Derail Stublis.
Ninth Grade
Roll A— Sarah Harrell.
Roll B—Elizabwth Hurras, Martha
Slade Hassell, William Carstarphen,
Howard Herrick, Martha C. Crawford
an.) Eva Eure .
Rol C—Francis Manning, Nine Up
ton,, Louise Harrison and Solomon
Tenth Grade
Roll A—Mattie Lou Anderson, Km
telle Crawford.
Roll C—Charles E. Knight.
Eleventh Grade
Roll C—Fannie M. Williams, and
William Ellison.
Any pupils on honor roll A or B
are also considered on Roll C, since
they must lie neither absent hor tar
dy if they are placed on any roll.
N. C. Heady to Push
Out the Cattle Tick
New Orleans, La. -A distinct ten
dency among the people of North Car
olina to pu*b»-tfae work of cattle tick
eradication was reported today to the
tick inspectors. The report was by
Dr. Hartwell Bobbins of Washington,
N. _C., inspector in charge detailed to
North Carolina by the bureau ofc»n
imul industry of the United Swtes
lepurtirient of agriculture.
Tungibh; evidence of this tendency
is contained in the fact that three
counties, Martin, Bertie un.4 Pasquo
tank, have agreed to do systematic
tick eradication work. Martin county
it was reported, is building an aver
age of three dipping vats each Week.
. It is believed that more counties will
follow in agreeing tfi 'ln systematic
work as soon as the matter can be
presented to the county commission
Another encouraging factor, as re
ported to bureau officials, is that a
live stock protection bill, expected to
facilitate tick eradication, was report
ed favorably February sth by a joint
committee from both houses of the
state legislature. It is felt that the
operation of such u measure js essen
tial before the tick can be driven out
sufficiently to justif" the release
from federal quarantine of the nine
teen North Carolina counties still un
uer restrictions.
It wa" also reported by Dr. Rob
bins that it also woul probably- be
nems-iary to replace the federal'
.quarantine on Craven county. Thb
1 county w'us released December last
1 hut the county authorities, Dr. Rob
bins reported, have failed to provide
1 the co-ope rati on necessary to clean
I up'the small amount of territory still
. infested.
! • North Carolina was one of the
first states of the Union, if not the
' fir t, to undertake systematic tick
1 er dication work," said tho report.
"S nee 1906 have
1 been released from the federal and
1 state quarantine."
"The larger portion of this freed
area was freed by greasing the cat
tle and spraying with the standard
' arsenical dip."* -
1 "Tick eradication in these counties
■ was accomplished with little or no
• aid from the county. Because of the
• lack of local county aid und because
■ of~coatit range conditions, tick wradi-
I ication in the remaining nineteen
' quarantined couiftlos has been practi
' cally at & standstill.
> "we hope to free two or more coun
. ties this year und secure the co op'ei
■ ation of the county commissioner? in
■ d kiftiontrf co'jnVes »o that we Wfy be
in shape for ayetematic and effective
Harry Higgs is in New York thi
, (Srover Hardison fs in New York
this week on business.
Garland Hodges, of Washington,
was in town Saturday.
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Dr. John D. Biggs is in Richmond
and New York on business this week.
Mr. John I . Hassell went to Halti
iiore Monday oh business.
♦ • ♦
Mr. B. M Koonce, spent Sunday in
.Cocky Mount.
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Mrs. ,J. 11. Brift is in Tnrhoro vis
ting her (laughter.
Mrs. Myrtle Evans spent Tuesday
in Jamesville.
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Mr. 1,. G. Brooks spent the .week
t'nd in Wilson.
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Miss Johnnie Sparks of Roberson
vile, spent th«* week end here with
her sister. Mis -Alma Sparks
Mi sses Estehr Gluyas and Flossie
Tilley ipeiit %'Wfk end with frtrnris
in Rolwi'^ort-.^lhv
Chief of Police C. I'. l'age,
rheo. Roberson and Dr. W. E. War
sen went to Baltimore Monday.
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Mrs. Alonzo Hassell and Miss Anna
'ope are in Richmond this week shop
Rev. Morrison Bethea is the guest
■l' Mr. and Mrs. ,1. G. Staton while in
Mrs. J A. White and little son. of
lobgood, are visiting Mrs, C.J). Cai
tarpben on Sinithwick street
.-.Mia .. Elizabeth Wads worth, ol
Ireenville, spent the week end with
•Irs. J. (i. Gbdard, Jr.
Mis. Henry Wobbleton, of near Ev
M'etts, died Tuesday of influenza an.
'Miromomnr"—"— —J
Sampson I ladles, spent the week
■nl here with his parents and return
■d Mondav to resume his studies al
Aake Forest.
Miss Fannie M. and W. C. Manning
Ir* attended the annual Phi Sigma
Tail Sororiety Banquet and dance in
Wilson Saturday night.
Cotton will go still lower so lung
is the farmer.-, HI the south let I lie
west and the northwest furnish tlieii
corn, hay, oats, meat and flout. We
ihould be tlie most independent farm
ing section in the woild, yet we are
lite most dependent. Why do we 10
inain dependent when we raise the
greatest variety of crops of any
place in the world
Let every farmer in Mart hi count.,
pledge himself to plant enough 100.
and leed ciops this year for his own
use, It would hi' better to plant just
a little more, than enough, for when
ili.l the Western farmer have to beg
some one to buy his products'.' Uet
every man pay just a little more at
tention to his hogs and cattle than lie
has heretofore.
Have you ever about an
eight million bale crop of cotton
bringing tho Southern farmer more
money than a sixteen million bub
crop? Vet that is exactly what it
will do. 'Then why raise more cotton
to bring up your income? A sixtv
per cent tobacco crop will being inon
money to the Southern farmer than
-wrttr-a ninety per cent crop. A sixtv
per cent peanut crop will bring the
farmer more money than will a nine
ty per cent crop. Plant fewer acre,s ol
these money crops as we .all then
and plant more acVes of corn, bay
oats, potatoes and wheat and raise
just a few more hundred pounds of
pork than you ever have before and
in the full you will have more monc\
than you ever bad before. this he the slogan of the farm
ers: "Plant less cotton, peanuts an«i
tobneoe und plant more corn, wheat,
oats and hay. Raise more hogs an.
.cattlu and Jie richer in the fall "
News has reached here of the mast
remarkable sale of hurley tobacco in
the history of Kentucky. The '. sale
occurred in a Warehouse at Danville
Kentucky manned by two Rocky Ml
N. C., tobacconists; W. E. Fenn. i ami
Ralph Pitt.
Two prominent!- Kentucky tobacco
Tfower« a few days ago sold a lot of
•\7SU pounds of the Burley weed at an
tvoiagc of $82.08 per hundred pounds
The sale netted the farmers SH,BKS. l(i
The lowest basket sold for $75 pei
hundred and the highest for"over S9O
Burley tobacco as a rule does not
average as high as the bright leal ol
this section and for a lot of over foui
thousand pounds to bring 82 cents i
pound is considered a truly remarka
ble sule. The Danville papers char
acterized it as the record breakiht
sale in the history of the common
wealth. ,
Mr. (J. H. Godwin:went to Wash
button Saturday to accompany Mrs
Qodwin borne. She had been visit i iq
in Washington since leaving the boa
pital in. Plilladelphia.
work in all the quarantined couhtle
next year.
Dr. Rabbins would b'
started wherever possible early n
March. He believes in killing the tick has a chance to multiply.
cp-operation J'roill till
state bdgrd of agriculture was report
ed. The' North Carolina counties un
der quarantine are Beaufort, Bertie
Camden, Cartaret, Chowan, Currituck
Dare, Gates, Hertford, Hyde,' Jones
Martin, Onslow, Pamlico. Pasowtank
i Kujouui, Tyrrell, .uiiU Washing
ton and most of Pitt.
Policeman Shot in Both
Elbows; Gets His Man
kinston, Feb. 18-Henry P. Hart, a'
policeman who was shot in a revolver
duel lieiv yesterday with Berry How
ell, has hern taken to a hospital in
Goidshoro where his family resides,
Hart ha. buh-t wounds in both elbow*
and the hones of his right arm are so
badly fractured tliut permanent in
jury may icsult. He is a middle-ageu
man, llait has several notches on his
gun but a record as a model officer,
quiet and ctlicient in the performance
ol his duties'.
Fiji- .surprise of his life came to
Kerry Lowell, big country youth,
when after winging the patrolman in
his right ann, the latter drew with his
left hand and calmlvgS-exhihited his
own handiness with a revolver. Hart
is one of the best left hand shots 111
the state. \V hen officer Hart got his
gun into plav Howell turned, upon.l'a
irojman Norman Crane, who was slow
in drawing and banged away nt that
ollicer. When Hart's bullet landed,
Howell fell, badly hurt, but sti,
game. Howell hot Hart in the other
elbow and a mo'.ient later found him
self looking into the muzzle of a gun
in Patrolman t nine's hand. Crane
was allout to |, il the triger when
Howe 11 held up In's hands. Three,
young giants I loin Greene county
'st'oiVd to.
Hart and Cr. ne inarched the four,
men Seve i\i I blocks to the -police sta
tion. Other ollicer.i seized the party',
automobile and found therein u fan
cy, Hims\ gown and two phonograph
records, souvenirs, the polite assert,
~ef.y gav night in a gay teuri.tor>.
Annual Report Shows
Fine (irowth for Hank
I'o ♦ >ll l Stoi kholdel
The close of our second fiscal year
find- your bank in a very prosyperoiis
condition. Ihe past twelve month'
liav«j b-( 11 the most eventful in the
millilv mill flin |i l-i'Ht ["'Ilil Ve
mi nt accompli bed by our country
nave be. n unlet tally helped through
the loviiltv of it., banks, Your little
bfink hit done i t full share in thi
>VWJL'fc- W«' bought twice tht.
amount oT I on I.'aTlottei'l to lis, huvY
helped to -ell the county's allotment,
without co t, and have donAted to the
Ked Cross mid other organizations.
In addition to performing all of the
functions of a regular bank, we are
acting its guardian for orpluui cliil
I lien '..nmK.' writing insurance an)
kind, nuj where, at any time Your
specijil co operation is solicited for
tlit . branch of our work. .
Our deposits for the year have
iMl'ued 10 | '-1' cent, our profits from
ihe insti atice department » have in
• ie;t ed Mm | ei cent and our patron
i:t\e do ibW-d in liu-ober. 11l aceptillg
iiu.l .. ion fot the nmnagemenl
of ,\(iut bank for past year, we
>ad many mi.-.'hiving. as to our abil
ity to live up to out splendid HtKceu
of tlie year before. Like the para
ble of the talents, we knew that
.oiiie of you were hard masters, reap
tng wlteie \ou had not sown, and
gathering where you had not strewn
We took vour talellfs ( money I aIK
pit', it lit inU-fe ,t and guilicii othel
talents (Htonevi which we hope will
meet Willi yout approval. We ligtl
thai we have earned mi excess of ;!l
pel cent over all expense.?, whirl
lias lu'eit done in the face of the fact
thai everything il ..oil in the operatlie
of a hank has advanced in pi ice, froitt
a postage stamp to the clerical lorce,
while good olil SIX pel cent is still oil I
legal rate
A ttailiu Intent of things is goini
on and •for the immediate futifre, ill
least, we advise a conservative vourst
with a view of holding ourselves it'
no itioll to alii 111 llegltimate lines ol
business and to occupy as strong i:
position as possible fimiticially, for n
few surplus t+iounamf-wtH i'oiho Itrmdv.
luring the summei imiiitli.-
•We s'houhl adVlse nut I t lend
' against ev Iravagant e and discoiii .u 1 '
tile purthil e (if lilltolllollih'S 1.1 I'll!
titil we liouhl manage mil imli\in 1
hit.' inw, as economically jis | o : i|»h
(lining the year.
Vour mumtJff me nt desiies to t' alt
vou I'm youi loyal .support v..i! >i j
which till i statement vvollhl have heel
tnipo ."ibl.e, and to pledge ouftt'lves lo
good service and courteous treatment
to merit jrtnir-inirtiiiued iiippoit.
v\e do not' own the llriest banking
• luarters in the ccmntry I realizing
" TniT""a giT'di'-d tfifitiH'', not nmhr—
in ei lint bur place i s com fort aide ti
which you are invited whenever we
caii stive you
__Ai/am thanking vou, respectfullv
- n 111111 til I.
■I, G GODAICD, I'resitlent.
Mr A. Giay Grjlfin, one of Grif
fin.-. town-hip's best men and one of
the county's most progtessive titi
-/.ens, died at his home February 16th.
!le had been sick for several week
with influejzu and had partly recov
• •re I when a nlap.e ' and pneu
.In>nlV "on ovcicume him. lie leave
a widow mill four children to mourn
hi. death Hisifunei'd) was largely nt'
tended', sen ices being'conducted by
Revs J'no. N Uogerson and 11. S.
('owing, assisled by Llder W. H, Har
rington of the Primitive Baptist
Mr. Grill in wiv a leading membei
of tin I'l'imitive Huptist cbuvch foi
a number ol years. There are few
men who can have so many goo
filings said about them and such , a
few bail things agaihst him. He was
one of the best farmers in his com
munity, a farmer whoso..: plic) was a
jeasonahle profit ami not reckless ex
The birthday of George Washing
i ton, the father of our country, will be
? celebrated in the graded school audi
torium on next Montlay uvening at 8
i o'clock. A program has ween arrang
• t d ami will lie renderetlTiy the pun If
; of the Williamston graded scHool,
, Everyone is invited and it is th«
, duly of .-very patriotic cltiien U
, show theii inspect for our dead hert
, hv otteruliMg Hi'' exercise.-' given ir
- i..einor> yf him who placed our coun
ary on a saffe foundation.
Adv«tti*W Will fad our
Colurim* LTFAK K« Y to 1 OO
Martin County Home#
Established 1898
Eye Shot Out By Shell,
Officer Puts It Bj^pk
Fhe following is from the New Bern
N. C., correspondence of the Norfolk
'Virginian I'ilo*:
Wounded on three different occa
sions and bcinit, literally shot to
pieces when a Big "Shell burst near
lim, Lieut. 1 homan C.' Daniels, one of
New Hern's sons, who volunteered for
service in the am y ;nvi helped to put
the Hun on the run, tells a thrilling
story of the fighting in which he was
engaged and in which he received his
Ihe first time Lieut. Daniels was
wounded he received a piece of a Hun
shed in his left thigh, 'lhis wound, al
though a severe one, dh. not keep
him t rom fighting on for several
hours, in fact, he says that he did not
not know that lie was wounded. How
ever, when a big shell which had his
name upon it, came his way early one
morning lie got all that was coming
to him and a little hit more.
It was about four in the morning,
says Lieutenant Daniels, and he and
a number of other officers and men
were on their way toward the Hun
lines. Suddenly something dropped in
runt of them and that is the last the
lieutenant remembers until he recov
ered const-.ousness and found that he
-wits- tying lieiiesUt the bodice u£ ..-jfcv
i'ral of lus companion* who had been
killed bv the shell.
He managed to dig his way out, ex
pecting every minute to he his last.
Finally lie was free and to his horror
found that his right eye had been
shot out and was hanging from its
j ocket Wiping- the blood away" from
:iis other eye, be called to one of the
nen in his compan;. and he told him '
that several .of the officers and men
lad been killed and the others were
With the aid of this man l.ieut.
Daniels managed to put back the
remnants of his wounded eye back in
ts socket, bandaged up his face
which had been tilled with fragments
of the shell and not until live hours
later did lie start hack to the rear. In
making the trip hack to receive uu-.l
ical treatment Lieut liauiels was sup- 0
ported l.y two comrades, lie having
one arm around the neck of each and
walking mi between them, liefore they
hail gone a hundred yards l ieutenant
Daniels saw a T>!ff '4rcH'" tirtTt"*— few
yards up in front of them. "Drop," he
romiiiiuu'ed and all three of them fell
Hat on tl.e ground, but not before the
shell hud -done its work The heads
of both of Ins comrades Were torn off
their bodies and Lieut. Daniels* right
shoulder was shattered.
Woke tip in Hospital
It was then that he lost conscious
ness -How long he remained there he
does not know. When he regained his
selves h • was lying in a hospital and
surgeon .and were all about.
They were preparing t» operate on
him and he, so lie says, knew that he
would never be ablfr- to undergo the
ordeal. Hail it not been for the fact
that thp surgeons aroused his angel
he does not jwlieve that hi' would to
day be alive.
There were two men. at the table '
near linii, an Amciifun and a French
man. The American looked at Lieut.
Ditoicls and remarked to his compan
ion that there was a man pretty near
gone, ao-l thht lie believed that he
would give hi fir a strong livpinlerpiic
and let him pass out in peac+» The
.Flench surgeon protected and said
that there was a chance of saving his
life. I,nut. Daniels -mid that it got
his goat that the American surgeon
wanted to give hllll a passport over
tin- river Styx and that the Front 1 b
nan was standing by him and that
i loused up and told the pair that
they could just bet there was a
chance and that if thev didn't do
"loinolhing d n (puck there would
be. a clean bouse around that place,
lie took the anaesthetic ami .stood the
>peration successfully.
Lieutenant Daniels says of all the
things-he hated about the war was—
the wearing of the gas masks. He
|.| mil of those on for an hour and
.•l\ minutes one tune and he says
i 1 he bad had to remain in it for
i-.llim live minute's he would have
,i>i • I it fiom his head and took a
l ai i- on the gas. I'hosghene and
i t id gas were the pet gases used
! lermans and of these two the
pliosghene J?as was by far the worst
and those/who got a good whiff of it
turely ever recovered. This phosghen
iras, says Lieut. Dajliols, struck the
'ungs and immediately began to tut
into. them. The victim began spitting
Tilofivt ir short* time later and this cun--
tilled until he died. With the mustard
gas, if a njan who hfid been gassed
with this could get to a bucket or pan
of warm water soon after the attack
Hid wash It-from-his body, 4t did
little damage. Otherwise it ate into
the flesh until the entire body was a
mass of blisters.
Huns Long Kange Fighters
Speaking of the Huns, he says they
are the most treacherous people upon
earth,; that they can fight like Old
N'ick at long range, but when it came
♦ town to grips they were the biggest
owiirds alive. Let them pet behind
i machii.e gun at a hundred yards
vnd they, are something to be feared,
.ays l.ieut. Daniels, but when the
Americans mixed it with them they
cried for mercy and asked to he spar
ed. However, the Americans weren't
in the sparing business.
As an instance of the treachery of
the Germans, Lieutenant Daniels tella
of an in ident that occurred soon af
ter he reached the front. A squad of"
Americans had run up with a squad /
of Germans. They commanded the'
latter to surrender and the Huns at
ontc threw down their guns, raised
their hands and came walking toward
tliem. The Americans, not suspecting
treachery, walked in their
Suddenly the Germans dropped flat
on their face's and from their rear a
dozen muchine guns opened uii, Every
one of tl e Americans were killed.
After that incident the Americans
along that section of the front took
no prisoners.
Helps Wounded Germans
Another time a Ked Cross mift hSd
gone out in No-man's land to look far
wounded soldiers. He ran across a
German officer who had been wound
' >d. "For God's sake, give me water,"
1 uiv Goiman mon.Oil. The Red Crosa
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