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Williamston, North Carolina
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MARTIN COUNTY HANKS MAKE
Martin County banks made a good
showing in their reports on the call at
the close of business April 12, 1926.
The statements of the Farmers &
Merchants Bank, of Williamston, and
the Bank of Hamilton, which were
published in the last issue, and the re
ports of the Planters & Merchant*
Bank, of Everetts, and the Bank ot
Oak City, published in this issue, eacn
makes a fine showing. The items ot
cash on hand and cash in correspond
ing banks show that every bank men
tioned is at perfect ease in their bus
iness relations. The cash reserve is
much larger than is required by law,
while the bills payable are unusually
small for this season of the year.
The statements are by far the moat
satisfactory and promising since tht:
money gorge in 1910 and show the
safety and Baneness of their manage;
ONLY ONE DRUNK SEEN IN 1,000-
After riding a thousand miles and
looking for four days—from the
mountains to the sea, the first drunken
man was seen in Martin County. A
horrible sight—a young man along tht
roadside, kicking, flouncing, and curs
ing and walllowing in the dirt, nav
ing been tied by friends so they could
put him in an automobile and haul
him away that the sickening sight and
more sickening talk might be removed
from the eyes and ears of the passer
In fact, it looked as if his friend;
were taking his privileges away from
him by not permitting him to wallow
on the roadside and curse the peopU
who passed by.
Some people say prohibition ha>
failed —in some cases it has. It is a
great pity that it has failed in any
eases. Yet the advocates of prohibi
tion know it will fail in places here
and there, because they know then
are some whom neither the law noi
the gospel does reach; and prohibi
tion certainly is not as good as the
gas pel, but is only a* good as the law.
Doubtless that poor piece of human
flesh and blood —a young man, loved
no doubt, but some good, mother—it
against prohibition. He likes to do
as he pleases. We all do that, but
we all should be willing to be decent
enough to give up such of our indi
vidual pleasures as hurt others.
With liquor flowing free as in the
days gone by, when bar rooms dotted
every sidewalk and cross roads, it
would hardly be possible to go up and
down this good old State and see the
effects of liquor on but one man.
No one can claim that the law reg-
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Strain 14. Earliest of
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ulating the manufacture, sale, and use
■ of alcoholic liqUor is perfect. Yet the
. law is certainly as perfect us those
who break it When men get to be
perfect no law will be needed, just as
it is in all other matters. The Laws
are based on reason arid right," iirnl
when men refuse to be reasonable and
right they become transgressors and
kickers against the law. Such com
plaints should not be regarded because
they do not maintain the spirit of rea
son and justice.
THE GATHERING OF THE
The gathering of the "faithful" is
the designation given by some to the
Democratic convention to be held a(
It is doubtful if this won! "faith
ful" means the truest type of Democ
racy. It certainly does moan some ot'
the true type Democrats, but if the
hearts of the attendants could all be
photographed, many would show .>
hunger for loaves and fishes; that is
to say, a desire to get something for
themselves rather than give something
There is a leaven always working
to try to hold a line up by which they
will run run politics and get the ot
flees, the honors, the attorneyships.
Those people fix themselves and get
ahead of the more modest mid often
the best people. They hail themselves
as leaders. They usuully curse taxes
with their mouths, and at the same
time raise them with votes.
The relationship between politicians
and the people is very much the same
as that of master and slave. They
art partners upon the basis that the
people do the work and the politicians
get and spend the money. The people
are relieved of the burden of think
ing. ''"The politicians think for them,
and advice them what to do and how
to do it, which is generally to regis
ter, vote, and pay taxes.
Of »urre, the action of the aver
age convention is to meet and do lots
of talking and then get together and
pass some resolution written in some
hidden room the night before, per
haps aUeuaed by a few real Demo
era's who stand for the people, but
who hs\e a stronger desire to liv •
than to let live. Then there will be
that type of leaders who might be
Don't risk the chance of your
ffiffy '+* dealer not having it 011 han«
It Pays to Use The use of NitraU
of Soda will insure
Ask your county agent or send a postal card »vtth y~f
address to our nearest office for our free bullet i s
which have helped thousands of farmers to grow bttf .. »
get and more profitable crops
Chilean Nitrate of Soila— EU.IEA
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classed m real politicians, and then a
class who 1 come direct from the big
taxpayers, the special-privilege gang.
They are generally the class to whom
the leaders cater to. They are hard
er io pacify than the people, because
they are harder to fool.
I'olitics have apparently grown into
a syutcm ot business sagacity rathei
tliar cai.fcing to the tenfets of Jeffer
son and the founders of d smocracy
Thi.i has tended to give money tht
lordship over the people and has some
what allied that spirit of democracy
which means the same freedom for
One of the greatest objections to
political line-ups is the many men
who have to be carried in the line to
keep from breaking the chain. They
are indispensable because of their in
This is admissible, as betwoen op
posing parties, but is very danger
ous when it gets into an individual
If parties are to serve the purpose
for which they were formed, then
they must stand for the principals up
on which they were founded.
Made in Letters
That the War Risk insurance De
partment of the Federal Government
has quite a job on its hands is aptly
illustrated by. the following extracts
from letters sent in to that depart
1 aint got no book learning and I
hope 1 am writing for ihflamation.
Just a line to let yJu know that 1
am a widow with four children.
Previous to his departure we were
married to a justice of peace.
He was inducted into surface.
I have a four-months baby and she
is my only support.
I was discharged from the Armory
for a goiter which 1 was sent home
A lone woman and a parsley da
1 did not know my husband had a
middle name and if he did I dont
think it was "None."
As 1 needed his assistance to keep
me enclosed (in clothes).
Owing to me condition which I
haven't walked in three months for a
broken leg, which is No. 76.
Kind sir or she:—,*
I enclose lovingly yours.
1 am left with a child seven months
old and she is a baby and can't work.
1 received s6l and am certainly pro
Your relationship to him ? Answer
—Just a mere aunt.and a few cousins.
In service with the U. S. Armory.
And he was my best supporter.
1 received my insurance polish and
have since moved my postofHce.
1 am his wife and only air.
You ask for my allotment number.
I have four boys and two girls.
Please correct my name as I could
not and would not go under a con
Extract of a letter from a boy to his
mother: "I am writing in the Y. M.
C, A. with the piano playing in my
1 am pleating for a little more time.'
Please return my marriage certifi
cate; baby hasn't eaten in three days.
Now, Mrs. Wilson, 1 need help bad;
see if the President can't help us. I
need him to see after us.
is a prescription for
. MALARIA, CHILLS AND FEVER,
DENGUE OR BILIOUS FEVER
It Kills the Germs
THE IjWTCTPMBfc—WILU> WON. N. C.
Both aides of our paraX *r* old
Pieaae send me a wife'» form.
1 iye been in bed thirteen yean
, doctor and 1 intend to try
Dear Mr. Wilson: I have already
! written to Mr. Headquarters and re
ceived.no reply and if I don't get one
1 am going to write to Uncle Sana
1 am* a poor widow and all I have
is in the front. t
I aint received no pay since my
husband han gone from here.
You " have changed my little girl
to a Uaf. Will it make any difference,
i 'le&r let me know if John has put
' n an application for a wife and child.
She is staying at a dissapated house
You have taken my man away to
fight, and he was the best fighter 1
, ever had.
1 have learned that my husband is
1 in the constipation camp in Germany.
1 Now, you will have to keep mo; or
who in hell will if you don't?
My son is in Company 183 Infancy.
Please tell me if he is living or dead,
and if so what is his address.
My boy has been put in charge o?
a spittoon (platoon), will I get any
John F. Felton, Ad*. Geoffrey Felted,
- Cooperage Ce.
By virtue of an execution directed
to the undersigned from the Superior |
' Court of Perquimans County in the
above entitled action, I will on Mon
day, the 3rd. Day of May 1926 at
• 13 o'clock M. at the Court House Door
- of Martin County sell te the highest
bidder, for cash, to satisfy said ex
-1 ecution all the right, title, and in
terest which the said Willi sins too
Cooperage Co. Defendant, has in the
following described real estate, to-wit:
'beginning at an Iron stake in the
edge of Roanoke River and 160 feet
bank of the rive* at the water eage
at Normal tide to the mouth of ditch,
near and just above the old rail road
from a jrire fence, Running dowr the
wharf, then westwardly and North
Westwardly up said ditch te an Iron
stake standing 166 feet from a wire
fence which crosses said ditch, thence
eastwardly a straight line to the be
ginning, containing T acres, more or
less. - .
This the 6th day of April, 1M«
H. T. ROBERSON, Sheriff
SI.OO Per Bushel
Has been field selected
for 10 years. Produces
heavy early July crop.
Helps beat the boll
weevil. Will yield two
bales to acre. Buy at
once as I have only a
; limited supply. For
particulars write or
Route 3, Robersonville
It pays to buy from us. We put them up
Harrison Brothers & Co.
WILLUMBTON, N. C.
* LEGAL NOTICES
NOTICE OF SALE OF LAND
Under and by virtue of the power
of sale contained in that certain deed
of trust executed on the 2nd day of
December, 1819, by W. T. Robbins,
and of record in the public registry of
Martin County in book A-2, at page
336, said deed of trust given to se
cure the payments of certain notes of
even date and tenor therewith, and
the stipllations in said deed of trust
not having been complied with, and at
the request of the parties interested,
the undersigned trustee will on May
the 3rd, 1926, at 12 o'clock m., at the
courthouse door in the town of Wil
liamston, N. C., offer for sale to the
highest bidder for cash, at public auc
tion, the following described land:
Rain g lots No. 2 of the division of
the J. G. Godard farm, near Dardens,
N. C., known as the Tarkle Neck of
Jones land adjoining lot No. 1 and
lot No. 3 of the same division and
the Piney Woods road from Dardens
to Jamesville and 'containing 37 1-2
acres, more or less, as will be seen
from the map made by Secrest, C. E.,
and recorded in land division book
No. 1, at page 473, reference being
made to said map for a more definite
This the 31st day of March, 1926.
ELBERT S. PEfc*.
a 6 4tw trustee.
NOTICE OF SALE
Under and by virtue of the authori
ty conferred upon me in a deed of
trust, executed by W. R. James and
recorded in the records of Martin
I County in book H-2, at page 461, dat
ed December -16 th, 1921, and the con
ditions of same not having been com
plied with, I will sell at public auc
tion to the highest bidder at the court
house door in Williamston on Mon-
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The Valve-in-Head Engine, as Buick
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"THE HOUSE THAT SKKVK'K BItLT"
SCOTLAND NECK, N. C.
day, May 10, 1*26. at 12 ©. m., the
following; described land, viz:
Bounded on the west by the Daily
Road, on the north by Church Branch,
on the east by Welch's Creek, and on
the south by the lands of Milton
James. Containing twenty-oim acres,
' and being a part of lot No. 9 in the
Stuart land division, which said land
: division is of record in the Martin
County public registry in land division
book No. 1, at pagre 248.
This 14th day of April, 1926.
A. R. DUNNING,
. a2O 4tw Trustee.
, KuK SALE: A JERSEY SOW wlTri
I nine pigs- Herbert L. Manning
I Route 4, Williamston, N. C. It I
! WANTED: YOUNG MEN AND |
young women bookkeepers, stenog
• raphers and salesmen, learn in a few
| weeks in the oldest business college in
j; North Carolina's largest, small fee,
easy terms. Board and roonp for boys
and girls in the dormitory reasonable.
Howard's Business College, Winston
Salem, N. C. n"* 9 16t
£GGS FOR HATCHING: BUCKEYE
Red and Ancoma eggs, $1 and $1.25
I per 10, postpaid. Oakhurst Poultry
1 J"arm, Williamston, Route 3, N. C.
WANTED: BOARDERS AND ROOM
ers; all conveniences. Prices rea
sonable. Mrs. T. W. Thomas, 107 Hat
ton Street. ' s2O Imo
Plenty of Quick
A planter with a record of wnl
successive yean of success with eotton
wcote recently in The PlUglMiv
Farmer, as fallows:
"Ten veers ego, beginning cot
ton growing under severe boa wee
vil conditions, I found anrty in the
game that to get ihwd of the vw
vil on ordinary poor bill landtone
of the first essentials is a fertftissr
high in resdily available nitrogen.
At first I used two parti acid phos
phate to one part nitrate of soon,
then 8 parts acid to 2 parts nitrate.
and now I am using equal parts
i add and nitrate."
There is a wealth of ezperiiusutsi data
and field experience to show c oefcs
sively that generally speaking, 100
pounds of Soda and 200 ponds sf
acid per acre with 60 to 100 pounds of
potash, in case af rust, foQossd later
by a side-dressing of 100 ponds of
Soda, will pay under shust any svsr
It will pay anyone, hoesvsr, to m
peri men t on his pises In order to ds
termine just what amounts of tkass
fertilizers will return him the largest
net profits. Two or three acres of land
given over to such tests for a low yesrs
will more than fepay the ttaM sad at
tention given than.
: r fhe
.Jit and QtmarmlMmnmatr
WILL ROCtRg 7
Anothae "Bull" Durham id>
vcrtiaement by Will Kogeri,
Ziegfeld Follico and Krccn
•tar, and lending American
i bumoriit. More rommi.
Watch for them.
«Statistics have proven thtt only
one-half of one per cent of the
speeches made in Congress are lis
tened to. A many Congress
men speak IN, but not TO, Con
press. But every speech is published
in the record. They send the rec
ords back home to show "WhaJ
hey told 'cm up there in Washing
ton." Now the people back home
'.'.ink Congress heard their "Lem"
ell 'em this. ' ■ *
Now, here is my scheme to stop
x-ech making. A Bill reading as
illow,: "Congressional Record
ust not only contain speech, but
umber of members, and names
110 listened to speech, and why."
or instance: "Congressman Post
-1 ole arose to a point of informa
tion and spoke at length on, 'ls
Locarno a town, or is it a Treaty?'
Length of speech, without waiting
rur applause, four hours, thirty-six
minutes; attendance, Gout (Rep.
N. Y.): 'Unable to get out.' Sixty
»orty (Dem. N. J.): 'Case of reci
procity, he listened to mine.' Low
* brow (Rep. Mass.) :'I was asleep,
even the good speakers haven't
woke me up.' " ■
~ Now Tclatm that wlf! stopW»>
speech making. The minute it gets
back home that "Lemmle" is talk
ing to himself up there, "Lemmic"
will stop talking. -
You know wny they won't listen
to anybody up there? They have
gone out to smoke, that's why, and
you know why they've gone out to
smoke? Whv, "Bull" Durham, of
course. IT'S BETTER THAN
ANY SPEECH EVER MADE.
PS. There will be another piece
b this paper soon. Look lor it.
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