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VOL 5 AHOSK1E, N. C., NOVEMBER 20. 1914 \ ; - , ' t ? >/ NO A A
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ahoskie. n. c.
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MURFREESBORO, N. C.
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AHO?KIE, N. C.
E. C. HOBBSJ
Life and Fire Insurance
C. Wallace Jones
Attorney and Couneelor-At-Law
WINTON. N. C.
Practice in all courts. Loans negotiat
ed. Soecial attention to collectiooa.
Located in Bank of Wlnton
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GENERAL CONTRACTOR AND
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" Cement and Tile Work 1 '"J.
Brick Work a Specialty
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J. R. EVANS
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in the examination of the Eye and
fitting'Glasses at "MANHATTAN
HOTEL" Ahoskie every 3rd Wed
neaday. Artificial e.vee made to
order, perfect fit and match guar
Home offie Rocky Mount, N.,C.
Oip bridge Hotel Building, Firat
Floor, Phone 668.
Camming Baptist CooientioD tf ill
Da UnlaMi Ana
DC nOiluK UuC.
Thousand DckJMel Rt-prrsaiilinf
Quarter Millioa of Communicants .
I.N RAI.EIGC. 8TII |>ECMBER. 1014.
Ei<htv-Fourth Annual Session to lie
Called to Order by Dr. C. U. Dur
ham; Business Before It.
(By W. T. Cham bliss)
Raleigh i* Baptist Mecca.
From over the Ridge. along the
coaat, and from in between, the
Baptists are coming. The call for
a thousand Baptist men to (father
in convention has been heard in
town and country, and the re
sponse will be iu person when on
Tuesday night. December 8th.,
the eightv-fourth annual session of
the North Carolina Baptist Con
vention shall assemble and the
president of the convention, Rev.
Dr. C. H. Durham of Winston
Salem, shall formally call the con
vention to order.
The promises to be a memoroble
convention, for more than one
reason. Momentuous matters are
to be considered. Reports for the
year are to be made and plans are
to be formulated. These Novem
ber days are days of keenest anxie
ty?there is work being done and
there are pjrayera being offered?
for the word lias gone out and it
lias reached Rfc home?whether it
be the modest cabin across the
Blue R'dge or thp more imposing
home of the dweller in the city?
the worchpf dire need of money.
In order that the State Mission
Board ahail-elose the'year without
debt money must come before the
Raleigh will glad.y welcome the
Baptist host. On other occasions
the welcome was royal and history
will be repeated this time. North
Carolina haa 250.000 Baptists, and
it is exiiected that at least 1.000 of
these will be present as represent
atives to the coming session of the
North Carolina Baptist State Con
Back home the coming session is
the topic of conversation. Men
and money are needed?men to do
the work and money to be expend
ed in the work of State evangeliza
tion. In the churches of the coun
try. the villages and the towns,
the crying need of State Missions
is the constant theme. North Caro
linians are determined to go for
ward?for more than a century?
since the first State wide organiza
tion prefected at the Falls of Tar
River when the North Carolina
Baptist General Meeting of Con
ference was born?North Carolina
Baptists have been progressive in
both purpose and method.
Each yea* there lias been the
keen interest, the deep anxiety and
then the annual gathering. Last
year, when the convention assem
bled in the Baptist meeting house
at Shelby, the gloriuus news of a
victorious year, marked by increas
ed results and larger contributions
caused rejoicing. This, year the
same longing is felt for the same
joy to be experienced wlien the
convention shall assemble in the
meeting house of the First Baptist
church iu Raleigh.
Tongue and Needle Club.
The Tongue and Needle Club
met at the home of Mrs. W. G.
Smith Thursday afternoon, Novem
ber 12th., 1914.
The meeting was called to order
by the president and roll called.
Mies tietlie Sessoms was ap
pointed to subscribe to the Needle
craft Magazine for the club.
Delicious bantfha salad was
served by the host. -
Those present were: Mesdnmes
J. W. Godwin, H. H. Honeycutt,
J. N. Vann, M. D. Curtis, S. J.
Boy el to, J. H. Copeland, W. G.
Smith and Lillie Garrett. Misses
Pattie Leary and Bettie Sessoms.
7 The Club will meet on Thanks
giving day with Miss Bettie Ses
soms. Every member is rogues ted
to be present. _ .
' The Board of County Commis
sioners of Hertford County met tin
the 2nd, day of November 1914
present nil of the Board except
Mr. B. F\ Williams;
S. P. Winborne is elected as
temporary Chairman in the ab
senee of Mr. Williams.
Proceedings of lust meeting read
The following Committees are
continued until next meeting of
the Board, vis;
The Committee on straightening
Burners Bridge road;
The Committee to repair Mur
The Committee to repair Jerni
The Committee to build tenant
house at tlia county lyome.
"The Board requested Mr. Jno.
E. Vann utty., for the A. C. L. R.
K. Company to take the matter
of the Raih-oad Crossing near
Tunis, wi^b his company and as
certain if some, arrangements can
not be made looking to the safety
of the public.
J. J. Parker and M. R. Sumner
presented their bonds as lax col
lectors. which bonds were found
to be correct and sufficient, and
the tax ' books were delivered to
E. J. Gerock and A. I. Parker
are appoiniSa~air a committee to
have Hoggard Swamp bridge and
causeway re [wired.
P. Winborneand J. N. Hollo
mon are apiuiinted to look after
bridges needing repairs in Maueys
Neck and St. Johns Townships re
spectively and to liave same re
On motioa4l is ?n<M tbat-Uia
special election reauested for a
special tax district ill school dis
trict No., 3, St. Johns, be and the
same is hereby called to be held
on second Saturday in February
1915, and the Clerk ia ordered to
give required notice; The follow
ing election officers appointed; For
Registrar, H. U. Griffith, J. M.
Eley and J. P. Vaughan Pol|
Holders. Place of election Menola
Ou motion A. L Parker is order
ed to have a house or sheltor
placed over the jail engine and
The Clerk is instructed to com
municate with Rich Square Town
ship Road Commissioners concern
ing amount due the county.
The tax collectors Maneys Neck,
Murfreesboro and Winton Town
ships are allowed their regular
commissions on the Halifax Lum
ber Company's t%xes year 1913.
The Supt. Health made his re
gular monthly report showing con
ditions of the public health good.
The Board ordered that notice
be given that said Board will meet
on November 30th. 1914 to trans
act business as might come before
The following accounts present
ed and approved for payment to
J. E. Matthews, Sup. to Co.
Home.: ..? 9.5n
N. B. Sewell, Services at
Demonstrator .. 16.00
N. B Sewell. work on
Knights Bridge 2.03
J. A. Horton, sawing and
? (ptuling lumber 39.09
J. P. Bo.vette, Brl, flour for
Home J Li 6.50
T. E. Willioughby, work on
bridge - 1.00
Hertford Farmers GJnion
Co. sdpplie* to Home 16.20
G. C. Picot, supplies to
Ernest Askew's wife 6.00
J. C. Taylor, Lumber for
J. E. Jones, Board of Priso
Dr.'T. I. Burbage, Expert
witness and prof, services 15.00
G. C. Picot, Sup. to Lovit
M. M. Brown, Sup. to
Thad Dukes, Work at
Home...... ..... 14^25
Mr*. A. P. Sears, Supplies
to Home ........... 46.21
(OontiAued on Page 8.)
One Funeral io Every Ten Among
CM Members doe to
Study of 3.000 Church*. With 1,003,
300 Member.. Show. One Cams of
Conuimptlon . Year for Every
In an effort to ascertain how
serious a problem tuberculosis is
to the averago church-c'Migrega
tion of the United States, The
National Association for the Study
and Prevention of; Tuberculosis
publishes today a report which
shows that in nearly 8,000 churches
in 37 different states one funeral in
every ten is due m this single
Through a questionnaire sent
out all over the country, 2,852
clergymen representing 1,008,800
communicants or parishioners gave
.replies telling at how many
funerals they officiated for the
year euding August 31, 1914; how
many of these were due to tuber
culosis; how many living cases of
tuberculosis they now have in their
[?ariahes, and how many communi
cants or parishioners. There were
36,798 deaths from si) causes re
ported, showing a death rate of
229.4 per 10,000population, which
is considerably Ifigher than the
corresponding rate for tbe entire
country, 138.7 in 1912. Tliislilgh
deal It rate is probably due to the
fact lliat pastors of churches offici
ate at many funerals of others
than members or cominuuieanu,
while their membership reports
are token from actual records.
As indicating the extent of the
tuberculosis problem in the aver
age church tbe figures show that
10.3 per cent Of all the funerals re
Ported wefw caused by tuberculosis
and that, in addition to the 3.794
deaths from this disease, the minis
ter had 4,254 living cases bow un
der their pastoral supervision. In
tine year, therefore, the 2,852
churches were caring for 8.048 cas
as of tuberculosis, or an average of
nearly three for each congregation.
The average of the congregation
was 56, which would indicate that
there is a case of tuberculosis
developing each year for every
twenty church members.
Because tuberculosis demands so
much time and money from the
churches. The National Association
for the Study and Prevention of
Tuberculosis is calling upon alh of
them throughout the United States
to join in an educational campaign
against this disease on Tuberculosis
Day, which will be observed dur
ing the week of November 29th.
Leagae Council Banquet.
The Council of the Murfrcea
boro Epworth League held a
Banquet on Friday evening at the
home of its Vice President. Mrs.
Vergie Wynn, the object of winch
was to stimulate an interest nmung
the cabinet members, and plan the
work in each department for the
Rev. B. B. Slaughter acted us
Toast Master, introducing after
the first course the President,
Miss Gertrude Lawrence, who re
sponded with "Waysae^l means
of creating interest in League
Work." Mr. Russell Nicholson,
Sppt. of the first department was
called .uppn- to' present, "The
'nature and significance of the work
of Devotional Department.*', who
was followed by the Supt. of the
second deuarlment, Miss Elma
Grimes, whose subject w&&7 "A
great question?Social Service."
After the second course the fol
lowing. Miss Tbelma Nicholson
representing" the third depart
ment presented "The ^ Place of
Social Culture and Recreating in
the League,*' she was followed by
Mr. Emmette Evans, our Treasur
er, whose subject was . '"Woman"
?humorous, then Miss Eva
Boyette, Supt. of the Fourth. De
partment discussed, "Plans for
After the third course, Miss
Marie Evans was introduced, who
presented "The Importance of
North Carolina M. E. Coctereuce
Illaliop Watrrbnua. Call.il lloily lo
Order at Washington anil Prr.Mc:
Hre-Coofer.nc. Uutlina of Ik
Work lo IW ltoae-1'ro
babla Chantfe*. Klc,
(By Susan lden.)
Bishop Kicliard Green Whaler- j
house called the seventy-eighth
fission of the North Carolina Me
thodist Conference to order iu the
Methodist church at Washington,
Wednesday morning, November
18, following the opening service
and annual sermon b.v Rev. H. A.
Humble of Kinston on Tuesday
evqpiug. The conference now has
a membership of more than 85,000
members with more tlmn 700 Sun
day-schools and 75,000 Sunday
Kev. Eugene M. Sniprs is the
ureaeut pastor of the Washington
church was-the host of the confer
ence. This is Mr. Siri|tes' first
year at Washington, having been
ippointed to that charge b.v Bishop
McCoy at the last session -of the -
conference at Oxford. He had
then just completed a four years*
pastorale at Roxboro. -Rev. J. T.
Gibbs, presiding elder of tlie
Washington district, is completing
his four years of service and will
this year be one of those looking
for a new home. ,
Third Session at Washington.
Washington entertains the con
ference for the third time, the
sixty third, session having been
held there in 189V and the ninth
session in 1845. Since the last aes
sion of the conference there in
1899 the body has grown largely.
The membership was then"65,364.
At the session at Oxford, 1913, a
membership of *4,945 was repott
ed. The membership thia year
~wHl reach mer 85,000. Bishop E.
R. Hendrix' was the presiding
officer when conference met ia j
Washington in 1899, Mr. W. L.
Cunniuggim being secretary.
No member of the conference is
now living who attended the first
meeting in Washington in 1845
This was only the'ninth session of
of the conference after it was set
(?ff from the Virginia conference
in 1837. Bishop J. O Andrew
' presided and there were only 20,
193 numbers, including the color
ed members who were apart of
the conference at that time. One
hundred- and fourteen sSunda.v
school* were reported then with u
membership of 4',414.
The North' Carolina Methodist
Conference wr.s set off from the
Virginia Conference ih February,
11837. In 1850 and again in 1870
North Carolina territory in the
South Carolina Conference was
transferred to, the conference. In
1890 North Carolina territory in ,
the Holston conference and iu the
Virginia conference^, except that
beyond the Chowan riveij was
transferred to the Ninth Carolina
Conference, and the " conference
?was divided into the North Caro
lina and the Western North Caro
lina Conferences. The remaining
North Carolina territory in the
Virginia conference was trans
ferred in 1894 so that the two con
ferences now embrace the whole of
The North Carolina Conference
is one of the oldest among the con
ferences, and one of the most con
servative, but some of the most
able preachers and strongest men
of tho church have come from its
ranks. The Western Conference
has outstripped the parent confer
ence in growth, however. Thia
conference met this week in Shelby
and was presided over by Bishop
Keeping Reports and Record*.'t
Mr. Reuben Parker, the Reporter
had for his subject "Publicity, a
Means of Maintaining Interest."
The Toast of the Epworth Era
Agent, Mr. Edwin Evans was an
original poem, "The Era."
The Toast Master in/fitting
words gave encouragement to each
Department and expressed bis
appreciation of the support of the
League during the (met year.
J. R. Parker, Reporter.
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