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Tuesday, December 14, 1927
Misplaced Charity
The mantle of charity that so long {he was credited with, and much less
hung around "and protected the honor 1 honor.
of President Harding seems to be J It now begins to look as if one
growing thin. - of his great weaknesses was the want
For a long time both the friends of honor and morals,
ami foes of the President were will- Some of the revels from the old
ing to believe that the many ques Harding administration are being re
tainable thing* done around Wash- 1 viewed in the open, and even his
ington werc-sUpped over on the I'res-' friends do not seem to cherish his
ident, and it was conceded that -he j memory with the same degree of re
was too good to see or suspect evil, j spect they once did.
ft is beginning to look as if it was! What we need is freedom from the
misplaced charity and that the ac-jgrip of honorless politicians and to
tual facts existing would have shown live under the reign of statesmen for
Harding to have had more sense fhan a season.
A Double Victory for the Law
Judge Henry .A. Grady did not sors, and they may be of the lowest!
only an unusual thing but a very sen- type, as was the negro on trial who
SRtional thing when he held a big; Judge Grady defended that he might
pistol in his hand, while on the bench have a fair trial, as the law pro
presiding over a,murder trial, and de vides. i
bed any one to disobey the court's ( County and all the!
orders when he had issued a coin-1 Slate, and even those who were re
A j
mand for quiet The incident^ fol istrained by Judge Grady, will re
lowed an attempt to seize the negro j joice I hat we have men such as he
defendant and lynch him. 1 who are willing to enforce the law,
The judge did the right thing. If | The fact that a negro should way
people are permitted to drag men 1 lay and kill a little innocent girl is
from the jurisdiction of the court and 1 enough to stir the blood of all hu
beat and kill them, they not only be- inanity. Net, after the apprehension
come criminals themselves but de-!of the criminal and during the time
stroy the force of the law. ( of trial the court could do nothing
Criminals are personal transgres- defend its prisoner.'
What The Town Audits Show
Has Williamston made money on years besides having to |>ay for the
its light plant? 'amount of current and water con-
There seems to be a good many 'sullied. Krom this may be /aken the
answers ii» ihe almve''question. There j sß.9olJl^_vvhKh ..hus been shown as
can be, of course, but one true an- a profit, reducing Hie actual loss to
swer, but there may lie a thousand ' $(>5,211.53.
or more guesses. | |f the light plant is to lie given
The audits now with the' credit for all the items the town
Mayor show the total income from 1 treasurer claims—that is $3,000 (or
water and lights from (kttrtjer 1, j street lighting and $2,000 for water
1921, to June I, 1927 deducting thejpumping -it would amount to $28,750
water income after October 1, 1925,1 for the live and three-fourths years
the date that the income from water] prior to May 31, 1927. This will re
and from lights were separated Into jduce the total loss to $36,461.53.
two items —was $112,917 17, and the | I'he town treasurer makes another
actual operating cost was $lO3,- claim for credits, that is the sum of
953.70. This would seem to show a $1,500 a year for free water and
profit of $8,963.47 for the period of lights for the churches and schools,
five years and nine months. l)ur- There is no doubt but that the claim
ing this period there were uutstand- is too high; yet, to be liberal, we
ing, at the beginning. $230,000 water will grant that a credit of $1,500 be
and light bonds; from (his amount given, which would total in the 5 3-4
there is'now outstanding $207,000 in years $8,625. Take this from the
bonds. These bonds have cost the $36,461.53, and we then have a net
taxpayers $12,900 each year in in- loss of $27,836.53. We would like
terest, and it was paid every time to ask the treasurer if he has any
out of tke publU taxes; and for the I more credits to take then,
five and three-fourths years totals; Remember there is no depreciation
$74,175. In other words it has cost figured off of the plant in these cal
the people of Williamston $74,175 culations, but it is put down at cost,
for the privilege of having water and the exact amount being given at $120,-
lights for, five and three-fourths 740.24. There is no electrical en-
• Make Christmas Merrier With
t •>* Is there any one you know of, friend, or in your own family, who does not need a piece of furniture for some
1 nook or corner of the house? Nothing that you can think of would be ao heartily appreciated or practical.
I You'll find remarkable values listed here.
• • " . • - • * -•
Cherry Furniture Company - Q.
Jgineer in the country who would ap
| praise the plant at more than half
that amount now. If that is true,
I then( we have a plant worth $60,000, i
and a dead loss of $60,000 to be;
[charged somewhere. j
The treasurer complains that de
preciation was never charged before.
Of course, that is simply because
there has never been a time when it
[would stand for a depreciation.
5 ___ • I
A new oil engine has been bought
and it is understood that some twelve
or fourteen thousand dollars has been (
paid on it, leaving a balance of per
haps $5,000. It is obvious that the
money which has been paid on this
engine came in part from the general
town tax. unless the audit is in error.
The facts to be deduced, fronts.a
study of the light system shows a
ridiculous loss as long as the old,
steam plant was in operation, and it'
would have soon hat! the town in
bankruptcy. The operation of the'
oil engine has actually shown some,
legitimate profit. Had we operated 1
with such since the plant was built,
in all probability we would have been
able to have figured a legitimate de
preciation and paid some interest at
a 15-cent per kilowatt hour rate.
Now, we are faced with Enlarging
our plant at a cost of not less than
$25,000 for new machinery to fur
nish our present demands only, and
| this would not furnish any surplus
| for futupf growth.
i These figures are taken from the
I audits, and the water and lights are,
, for the most of the time, given to-
Igether. A slight'change of these lig
htlies might be made if the figures
i were given separately.
Nothing has been said about the
treasurer's salary nor the secretarial
work necessary to collect and keep
books. If these figures had been
added to the loss] It would have in
creased it by a few thousand, dol
The principle of public ownership
is right, and there is grave danger in
the electrical trusts of the country.
However, with proper
they can be depended upon to give
better service at lower prices than the
small town can hope to give.
The town seems to fear
there is sonis reflection on the town,
administration, which is an error, as
the present administration has done
[more toward overcoming loss than
any board for 10 years, according to
figures ap|>earing in the various au
TMMHMI WM Worried C»
oMorably Uatil, oo Africa of
Aa Acquiriuct, Ho Bogie
To Uoo BUck-Drufkt
Hiwun, Twin.—Tor several
Jf*n," aaye Mr. J. L. Ruaaell, of thia
place, 1 auffared continuously with
apalla of indigeetion. Everything I
ata diaagraed with ma, and I WM ia
• bad way.
"Nothing did M any" good* tmtil
I found Black-Draught. One day a
man in a atora whan wa traded told
ana to try Bl*ck-I>r»u«ht. He aaid
ha knew of it relieving indigeation.
00 1 decided to give it a triaL
"In my oaaa it aaamad to go Hght
to the vary root of my trouble. It
straightened ma out, and ever ainee
that tijpe, over thirty years ago,. I
have need Black-Draught
"Whan I have a spall of indlgee
tion coming on. I begin on Black-
Draught Itakaaeveralamalldoeea,
in a regular course, and I And it will
uaoally have ma well in leea than
no time. Now I never aufler—l taka
*1 alao found it fine to
bad cold. 1 tn the winter time'
waya keep a bos handy, aoiwoaJ
aaeeee, or feel chilly down myWa.
1 taka a few doeaa of Bkck Jjrhught,
and that waxda off the oold."
Sold everywhere; 26c. MCI Kl
Under and by virtue ofan&onty
I vested in the undersigned cbmmission
-Ijer by order the superior court of
! Martin County, North Carolina, in a
. j special proceeding entitled, H. B.
Bennett and others, ex parte, wherein
' a raise in the bid having been made,
and a resale ordered, I shall offer for
i sale at public auction, to the highest
j bidder for cash, at the courthouse door
|at Williafflston, North Carolina, on
Friday, December 2nd, 1927, at 12 o'-
j clock noon the following tract or pai*-
1 eel of land situated and lying in the
j county of Martin, State of North Car
olina. and bounded as follows, to wit:
Bounded oi* the north by the lands
jof J. G. Staton, on the east by Sweeten
Water Creek, on the south by Noah
iHuff and ). ■ G. Staton, and on the
j west by Daniel-Staton Mill Road;
containing one hundred and twenty
(120) acres, more or less.
This 16th day of November. 1927.
nlB 2tw . Commissioner.
Under and by virtue of the power
!of sale contained in that certain deed
,! of trust executed on the 20th day of
j.April, 1923, by K" 5. "Hathaway and
wife, Ida Hathaway, and of record in
I j'the public registry of MartiA County
lin book H-2 at page 261, said deed
of trust beinp given to secure the pay
ment of certain notes of even date and
I tenor therewith, and the stipulations in
I said deed of trust not having been com
. plied with, and at the request of the
j parties intere->ted, tIK undersigned trus
II tee will on the 31st day of December,
I 1927, at 12 o'clock m., at the court
'| house door in the' town of William-
I ston, N. C. f offer for sale to the high
_| est bidder, for cash, at public auc
■44i«m—the folio wing described tract of
Lland, to wit:
A Pre-Christmas Sale of
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A ' gm •Bj
That VSL Sr Vf] JNow &
Will UL n JU W Save
Please M 50 F %„,
Harrison Bros. & Co.'» fashions are so smart, so exclusive, so finely made, that the announcement
of reduced prices for the holiday season will interest the most fastidious womah. For—being fashion
wise—she recognizes the Harrison Bros. & Co. label, with its assurance of good style, good taste, and
fine quality, as a comforting guarantee of style correctness. •
T. . -
Handkerchiefs—the uni
- ▼ versally appropriate gift. .
Hundreds of crisp, new
\\y\ \\y\ ones! Fine in texture and TjK? V- %
TT"\ A \ superior in design. Some
m ■"iimmh\ VIYI are white—some are hand
A gift of gloves is always joyfully received — blocked others are hand y jl
and these unusually smart ones— with novelty cuffs drawn, embroidered, and
and novelty stitching, wilt be doubly acceptable to hand initialed or lace
, any woman. trimmed. Some are beau-
Also slip-on, gauntlet, and single clasp models, tifully boxed in seta of y
in kid, calf, suede, and mocha. three, six, and twelve. JFjL
i* * jy \
*. SilV stockings—fine, clear weave. Sheer, Dainty, charming lingerie. Silk voile, batiste,
medium and heavy weight, reinforced at (Sbints , and crepe. Elaborately lace trimmed or plainly
of hard wear. Full-fashioned of course. Dur- tailored. Night' gowns, pajamas, chemises, step
ible, long wearing quality. A gift of practical- ins, panties, bloomers, costume slips, vests, and 1 X
ty, and loveliness. brassieres.
An exquisitely sheer chiffon hose— silk from ln gift sets, consisting of vest, brassiere, and .
top to toe. In lovely colors to match any costume. step ins. In gay gift boies. » (Bfll
Harrison Brothers & Co.
Beginning at a corner of the public
road and the Scbrn Brown line and
running along said Scbrn Brown line
ent to David Black'* line and along
said line south to R. T. Andrew'* line
and the canal; thence along *aid An
drew's line and the canal west to the
Robqrsonville-Hassell public roaid;
thence along said road north to 4ie
This 30th day of November, 1927.
d 6 4tw Trustee.
R. L. Coburn. attorney.
North Carolina, Martin County.
Under and by virtue of the power
of sale contained in a certain collater
al note executed to the undertigned by
J. T. James on the 31st day of Aug
ust, 1925, default Having been made
in the payment of the same, the under
signed will on Wednesday, the 7th day
of December, 1927, at 12 o'clock m.,
in front of the courthouse door in the
town of Williamston, N. C., offer for
sale to the highest bidder for cash
the following property, to wit:
One note, dated July 10, 1924, from
*J. W. Bellflower ana wife to J. T.
Jame, fsor $1,154.24, being secured by
a deed of trust of even date therewith.
This 15th day of November, 1927.
By: V. G. Taylor, President n22 5t
Having this day qualified as admin
istratro of the estate of N. R. Man
ning, late of Martin County, all per
sons having claims against said estate
are hereby notified to present the same
to the undersigned on or before the
10th day of December, 1928, or this
notice will be pleaded in bar of the
recovery of same.
All persons indebted to said estate
will pleaae come forward and make
immediate payment of same. ,
This 10th dya of December, 1927.
dl 3 6tw Administrator.
Estate of N. R. Manning.
X,— -
Under and by virtue of power of
aale contained in a certain mortgage
executed to me by EHsha Moore, dated
25th day of February, 1924. and dnly
recorded in register of deeds office of
Martin County in book N2, page 449.
and whereaa the aaid EHsha Moore, hia
heira or administrators, have failed
to comply with the terms of, said mort
gage and default having been made in
the payment of the note secured there
Serveral Farms for Sale
See Or Write
Bank of Washington
Trust Department Washington, N. C.
Tuesday, December 14,1927
ary, 1928, at the courthouae door in
Williamston, N. C., it Ua, offer the
following de*cribed landsfor, nle at
public auction to the highest bidder
for cash:
"Beginning on the county road lead
ing from Williamaton to Everett*. N.
C., and running down aaid road aouth
wardly to Jimaiie Burrua' line, now
Eliaha Moore'a line, thence along said
line down to a branch to the A. C. L.
Railroad, thence along said railroad to
WHliamston and Everett county road,
containing thirty acrea, more or leaa,
and being a part of the tract of land
corfveyed to Elishi Moore by his father
Elijah Moore.

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