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The Proper Division of
(Continued from page one)
The Apostles said, "It is not reason
that we should leave the Word of
God and serve tables. We will give
ourselves continually to prayer and to
the ministry of the Word." ,
This plan was pleasing to the con
gregation; and certain men, full of
wisdom, faith, and the Holy Ghost,
were chosen to minister to the people.
Then, note this- significant state
ment: "The Word of God increased;
and the number of the disciples multi
plied in Jerusalem greatly; and a
great company of the priests were
obedient to the faith."
The narrative goes on to call atten
tion also to the marvelous evangelis-,
tic work done by two members of this
lay group—namely, Stephen and Phil
There is another statement con
tained in the eighth chapter of Acts
to the effect that, following the per
secution instigated by Saul, "They
were all scattered abroad throughout j
the region of Judea and Samaria, ex
cept the Apostles; therefore, they that
were scattered abroad went every-:
where proclaiming the Word."
This statement indicates clearlyi
that while there was a distinction of'
functions as between the Apostles ana
laity, it was clearly the practice of
each individual Christian to be a wit
ness for Jesus Christ.
Indeed, all can conclude from the
narrative that one reason for the rap-!
id spread of Christianity at that per
iod lay in the fact that the lay min-i
isters of the church, as well as the
Apostles, were exceedingly active in
testifying for Jesus Christ.
However, the world at every period
of its history has needed its prophets.'
It was so in the days of the prophets.;
It was so before the coming of Christ. '
It was so following His ascension."
Likewise, ut every other period of the
history of the Christian church," and
particularly so at this time.
The thing we wish to emphasize,'
however, above everything else, is the!
fact that a man can't be a real min
ister of th; Word, or a prophet, and
at the same time give a great deal of
attention to details of administration,'
or "serve tables."
Any one who will take time to read
all through the AcLs of the Apostles
V'ill note how the church grew and
many thousands of souls were saved
as the Apostles and people alike went'
forward to proclaim the truth, each
one serving in his own particular
Surely, we have come upon a day
when there is need of prophets us
never before; men who know the
truth by virtue of prayer or commun-l
ion with God by reason of study, out
of their own experience as they have
come into contact with mankind in
their spiritual ministry to the 'sick j
and to the poor, the downcast, and in
their efforts to rescue those in sin I
from the death into which they have
sunk. Men who out of this sort of j
experience can come into our pulpits'
with a burning message that Will find I
its way to the hearts of its hearers; j
who will proclaim-fearlessly the whole!
Word of God, the truth, as to all re-1
lationships— personal, social, econom
ical, racial, or international; njen
who in the spirit of love will tell the
whole truth.a.nd spare not.
Then, on the other hand, how we
do need today in our church, more
men j like Stephen and Philip; full of
wisdom, faith, power, and the Holy
4 Ghost; who will realize their powers
of mind and soul and consecrate their
time and wealth to the work of the
There should be in every church a
group of laymen, spiritually minded,
who will lift from the shoulders of
the pastor any undue burden of de
tail work that may relate to his fi-i
nances or ordinary administration of
church affairs; laymen who will not!
only attend to the so-called temporal
matters of the church but who will
gt forth as flaming witnesses for
Christ, testing of power to save, and
going out into the highways and by
ways and persuading men everywhere
to seek the Christ who alone can re-'
deem mankind from sin and save the
nations of the world. I
Do we ever pause to consider the
fact that without the proper division
of labor we are not likely to have
irany prophets on the one hand, nor,
many Stephens and Philips on the
l*t us review, for instance" some of
the things that we expect of our
We expect them to visit, to com-'
fort the broken-hearted, minister to
the down-and-out, marry the youth,l
bury the dead; win those in sin from
darkness to light; be the inspiration
and directing force for different or
ganizations in the church—Sunday.,
school, woman's missionary society,'
young people's societies, lay activi
ties; little differences between quar
relsome members; take care of choir
difficulties; provide for the circulation
of the various periodicals of the
church; administer the Holy Sacra-]
went; speak at the Rctary Club, Ki
wanis dub, Lion's Club, Exchange
Club, and woman's clubs and various
attar clubs; give some of their time
preparing various reports to this
board and that board, this organiza
tion and that organization; fill out •
larga number of questions that are
PnnbW by group* on overy hand;
give some of their time to the Y. M.
CA,r,W, C. A., the W. C. T. uj
Anti-Saloon League, the Nasr
\ : v/ . J>'.
Last Relief, the Far East Relief, the.
Lords Day Alliance; respond to preach' '
on every subject from "Justification
i 'by Faith," to the "Value of Life In-
i surance"; relate themselves at Lively
|to various organizations for uplift j
and moral reform, pseudo-political ob-i
' jtctives, and other things too numer-!
, ous to mention; and—we expect them,
, to be interesting and. entertaining,
when they come into the pulpit, and J
b'.' jolly good fellows, well met on the
street; "good mixers," in other words.'
We want them to visit us in our
1 homes; and, occasionally, we find in
dividuals or congregations who expect
the preacher, in addition to all of
this, to preach like St. Paul.
; This is not to say, nor even imply,
• that our preachers should not be re-j
t luted to all of these interests as lead- 1
• , ers and in the spirit of-helpfulness, I
i but simply to assert that they can not!
■ j "serve tables" and be the spiritual'
' leaders and prophets that we believe
; that God has called them to be.
We repeat, as we see it, there are
J two outstanding needs in Christendom
• today; first, that we may have more
real prophets in our pulpits, wonder-J
■j fully inspired of God, courageous for
'' speaking the whole truth, loving in
I spirit, possessed of ability to lead the
' people and consumed with a passion
for souls; second, congregations of
regenerated members, filled with the
!; Holy Ghost, willing to be taught and
■! led. inspired for sacrificial service,
■ loyally supporting the preacher in all
■j of his endeavors, loyal to the church!
• an if its program, feeling a deep sense
i of obligation to be in their places ati
all the regular services of the church,
stewards of life and property, paying |
at least the tenth of their income for[
! thi' support of the Kingdom, wit-
J nesses for Jesus Christ, making the
l necessary sacrifice of time and com
fort to seek out the lost and win them; (
back to God—men and women filled
i with the consciousness of the father
| hood of God and the brotherhood of
tnijn, having a vision of thfe world's
metis, ,the millions who sit in -dark-) ,
ness and shadows of death, millions !
v.ho will never be lifted until . the
I liK ht of the Gospel of Christ shall (
shine into their darkness, bringing
them life and lifting their heurts in
J courage and hope and faith to the
Father of us all, through Jesus Christ, 1
I- ' 1
Our preuchers must lead the way
at did the Apostles. They must call S
foi a proper division of. labor, laying
upoh the shoulders of the laymen cer-j *"
tain responsibilities that naturally be-
more' and more to "the ministry of '
:li ng there, and giving themselves '
' the Word." c
We are challenging our layipen j c
everywhere to give themselves to uj 1
more whole-hearted service to Christ '
! through His church, to consecrate 1
themselves and their means mora 1
wholly to God. '
Many laymen are waiting to be
drafted into this highest service; '
wuiting to ibe taught and led into a 8
new experience of sacrificial service 1
for Christ through His church.
NOTICE OF SALE ~ j j
$76,1)00 COURTHOUSE AND JAIL .
$60,000 COUNTY HOME BONDS. !
MARTIN COUNTY, N. C. '
Sealed bids will be received by the
Hoard of County Commissioners of j
Martin County, North Carolina, in its i
office at the Courthouse in Williams-1
ton, N. C. until 2:30 P. M. on Febru-i ]
ary 26 1927, for the purchase of the!
following bonds: | I
$76,000 of Courthouse and Jail | i
Bonds of Martin County, N. C. dated I
March 1, 1927, and bearing interest !
at the rate of five percentum per an 1
num, payable semi-annually, said >
bends and interest coupons to be pay >
able at the Hanover National Bank,
, New York, N. Y. These bonds will be •
in denominations of SIOOO, numbered
from J) to 76 inclusive, and to become
due and payable S2OOO on March Ist
in each of the years 1928 to 1942 in
clusive, and $3,000 on March Ist in (
each of the years 1948 to 1967 in- 1
Soda $56 per Ton
I can book you for soda to be delivered March, April or May, for
$56.00 per ton.
You have bought soda from me for several years and I have
always been able to make prompt deliveries. This season I will a
gain be able to give you the same prompt service and will be glad
to serve you.
J. W. WATTS
t' • j
Williamston, North Carolina.
$60,000 of County Home Bonds ofi
Martin County, N. C. dated March 1,
1927, and bearing interest at the rate
of five percentum per annum, payable
semi-annually, said bonds and interest
coupons to be payable at the Hanover
National Bank, New York, N. Y.
These bonds will be in denominations
of SIOOO, numbered from 1 to 60 in
' elusive, and to become due and pay
! able SIOOO on March Ist in each of the
j years 1930 to 1933 inclusive; $2,000
j on the Ist of March in each of the
years 1934 to 1938 inclusive, and
j $3,000 on the Ist. of March in each of
the years 1939 to 1960 inclusive.
Purchasers will be furnished with
! approving opinion of Messrs. Storey,
! Thorndike, Palmer and Dodge, Boston,
Mass, and the blank bonds without
These bonds will be ready for de-'
livery immediately after the sale. j
Each issue of bonds will be sold,
! separately. A certified check payable
I to the order of the Board of County
| Commissioners of Martin County for
| 2 per cent of amount of bonds bid for
i must accompany bid. Proposals must j
Ibe in sealed envelop marked "Pro
posal for Bonds."
Printed forms or any other infor- ■
I mation may be secured promptly by
j communication with the undersigned
| Clerk or Proceedings Attorney.
I The right to reject any and all bids'
, is reserved.
| This the Ist day of February, 1927.
J. SAM GETSINGER,
Julius S. Peel,
! Proceedings Attorney. /
Williamston, N. C. 2-1-3
| CERTIFICATE OF DISSOLUTION
! To all to whom these present may
j Whereas, It appears to my satis
faction, by duly authenticated record |
j of the proceedings for the voluntary.
dissolution thereof by the unanimous
consent of all the stockholders, de
posited in my office, that the WiHi» m_
ston Land & Improvement Co., a cor
poration of this State, whose princi
pal oHjce is situated on Smithwick
Street, in the town of Williamston,
County of Martin, State of North Car
olina (J. G. Godard being the agent
therein and in charge thereof, upon i
whom process may be -served), has)
complied with the • requirements of
Chapter 22, Consolidated Statutes, en
titled "Corporations," preliminary to
the issuing of this Certificate of Dis
Now, Therefore, I, W. N. Everett, !
Secretary of State of the State of '
North Carolina, do hereby certify '
that the said corporation did, on the '
20th day of January, 1927, file in my 1
office a duly executed and attested 1
consent in writing to the dissolution "
of said corporation,, executed by all
the stockholders thereof, which said
consent nad the record of the pro
ceedings aforesaid are now on file in
my said office as provided by law.
In testimony whereof, I have here
to set my hand and affixed my official j
seal at Raleigh,.this 20th day of Janu
ary, A. D. 1927.
W. N. EVERETT,
(Seal) Secretary of State./
NOTICE FOB TAX DEED
To L. E. Corey, or to any other
person or persons interested in the
following land: r"* j
You will take notice that H. Trßob
| erson, sheriff and tax collector for
Martin County, sold at the courthouse
door of Martin County, on Monday,
the 7th day in June, 1926, "160 acreß
residence, listed in Griffins Township
by L. E. Corey," for taxes for the
year 1926, and at said sale I was the
highest bidder for said land and the
said sheriff issued me a certificate of
said sale. ' ~ j
You will take further notice here
is a Prescription for
COLDS, GRIPPE, FLU, DF.NOUE;
BILIOUS FEVER AND MALARIA
It Kill* the Gernu
THE KNTEKPEIBfc—WILLIAMSTON, N. C
under, that unless you redeem said
certificate, I shall demand a deed for
said land on or after June 7, 1927.
February 6th, 1927.
fll 4tw Mrs. FANNIE B. PEEL.
' » #
"NOTICE OF SALE"
Notice is hereby given that under
in that certain deed of trust executed
and by virtue of the power contained:
by J. J. F. Modlin and wife, Mary L.
Modlin, bearing date of January 31st j
1919 and of record in the Public
Registry of Martin County in Book
A-2- at page 3, .said deed of trust
having been given to secure the pay
ment of certain indebtedness there
by secured, and default having heM
made in the payment of said indebted
ness, the undersigned Tr&stee and
Commissioner will on Monday the
14th day of February 1927, at twelve
o'clock M., in front of the Courthouse
Door of Martin County at Williams
ten, N. C., offer for sale at public
auction to the highest bidder for
cash, the following described real es
That certain tract of land lying!
and being in Martin County, James
j ville Township, N. C.
Hounded on the East by the lands
of M. F. Modlin; on the West by S.
I L. Wallace land; on the South by Mill
I Road and on the North by Cooper
1 Swamp, and being the same farm land
owned and ocupied by J. J. F. Modlin
about one and one-fourth miles from
Jamesville, N. C.
This the 12th day of January 1927.
B. DUKE CRITCHER,
HUGH G. HORTON, j
l-18-4t , Commissioner.
Notice is hereby given that under
tmd by virtue of the power of salt 1
contained in a certain deed of trust j
from C. L. Vick and wife, Varina i
. Vick, to the undersigned. trustee, de I
fault having been made in. the term* j
and conditions as expressed in said!
deed of trust and under an by virtue j
OJ' an order of resale signed by R. J. j
Peel, clerk of the superior court, on
the 2nd day of February, 1927, the
bid at the former sale having been
raised, the undersigned trustee will on
Monday, the 21.st day of February,
li>27, at 12 o'clock m., in front of the
courthouse door of Martin County at
Williamston, N. C., offer for resale
to the highest bidder for cash, the.
following described lands, to wit:
Situate on Ford and Second Street
in the town of Robersonville, State
and Ceunty first above written, and
being all those certain lots or tracts
of land adjoining the lands of Jesse
Ben Robcrson, Mrs. Briley, Slade
White, W. R. Marshall, Mrs. Martin, j
and others, and owned as tenants in j
No Pleasure, Says Ohio Lady,
I* Go Plant, Till She Took
Lunrilla Ohio.—Tor year* and
years I suffered with severe head
ache,'' says Mrs. Jane Campbell, of
this place. It wasn't any pleasure
for me to go places, for I came
boms with ock headache. If I went
to church or to any social gather
ing or to town to shop, when I got
back I would have these h>>adaches
and havs to go to bed for a day or
mors, till I would just get out of
heart and would not try to go.
"About 16 years ago I discovered
that Black-Draught was good for
these headaches. I began using it.
I would take K two or three nights
in suoosssion if I felt the least bad,
and it sure did wonders for me. It
is about 14 years since I had sick
headaches, and I can go places and
t*al£y enjoy lift. It surely is splan-
Headache often is a symptom of
constipation, lbs beat relief is se
cured by treating the cause of the
trouble and in such a case many
people have been greatly helped by
the use of Thedford's Black-
Purely vegetable. Recommended
tor young and old. No harmful after
sflscta Bold everywhere. NC-169
common by Varina Vick, Luriene
Johnson, Thelma Ross, Hilda Ross,
( and Kathleen Ross and being the un
divided interest therein owned by
j Varina Vick.
This 2nd day of February, 1927.
J. N. COBURN,
f4 2tw - Trustee. J
Dunning £ Moore, attorneys.
NOTICE OF SALE j
j Notice is hereby given that under
i and by virtue of a power of sale coji
tained in that certain deed of trust
executed by M. D. Mobley and wife,
Lena C., and H. H. Cowan and wife,
Nettie, to the undersigned trustee, ana
bearing date of September Ist, 1917,
' and of record in the public registry of
Martin County in book M-l, at page
444, said deed of trust having been
given to secure the payment of a cer
tain note of even date and tenor
therewith, and default having been
made in the payment of said notes,
and the terms and conditions in said
deed of trust not having been complied
' with, and at the request of the hold
| er of said notes, the undersigned trus
tee will, on Monday, the 2lst day of
February 1927, at 12 o'clock m. at
the courthouse door of Martin Coun
ty at Williamston, N. C., offer at
public sale to the highest bidder for
cash the following described real es
tate, to wit:
Being all of Lot No. 6, and a part
of Lot No. 4 of the Leggett property
on Washington Street in the town of
M4KTIN COUNTY BUILDING LOAN ASSOCIATION:,
The office of the Martin County Building and Loan
Association has been moved to the Farmers and Mer
chants Rank, effective Saturday, February 12, 1927. As
in the past you will have Monday to pay
your installments. The books will be open to receive
your payments between the hours of 9:00 and 3:00 o'clock
on these days.
MARTIN COUNTY BUILDING & LOAN ASSOCIATION
I« j- - i — _ i ' .■
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tilizer for 29 year* and haven't
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uaing 900 pound) to the acre of 'AA
i. Quality' Fertilizer and will make about
1100 pound* of tobacco to the acre. Up
to t ' l '* ' have told about one-half
my crop and will average 0)00 to the
_ have been planting tobacco for 2)
yeart, and during that time have uaad
X, aeveral different brand* of fertilizer*, but
///W\ '1? your 'AA Quality' Fertilizer* have given
me the beat crop* I have aver raised."
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THE AMERICAN AGRICULTURAL CHEMICAL COMPANY
Norfolk Sales Nat*l Bank of Commerce Bldg., Norfolk, Vs.
Williams ton, and being all of loti Nos.
' 4 and 5 of said property except the
81 ft. lot told off of lot No. 4 by the
parties of the first part to H. C.
Hqmby. For a full description of the
. said lots reference is hereby made to
a deed from Martha H. Leggett to
M. D. Mobley and H. H. Cowan, and
I to a map and survey of said property
' made by J. R. Mobley January 10th,
J 1017, and recorded in the public reg
| istry of Martin County in land divi
sion book No. 1, page 894.
This 17th day of January, 1927.
| jlB 4tw Trustee.
WINBORNE & CO.
NORFOLK, VA„ Cotton SUFFOLK, VA, Peanuts
, Get their latent prices on nitrate of soda,
lime and fertilizers before buying.
BUSINESS AND CORRESPONDENCE SOLICITED
. , ll ' ,■ -
Having this day qualified as execu
tor of the estate of Joshua Daniel
Griffin, late of Martin County, all per
sons holding claims against the said
estate are hereby notified to preaent
same to me for payment on or before
the Bth day of February, 1928, or this
notice will be plead in bar of their
recovery. J "
All persons indebted to said estate
are requested to come forward and
make immediate settlment of the
This the Bth day of February, 1927.
fll 6tw BETTTE S. GRIFFIN.