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VOL 5 AHOSKJE. N. C.. DECEMBER I?. 1914 N0 48
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The newly elected Board nf
County Commissioners namely,
8. P. Winborue, C. E. Boyelte,
H. H. Jonea, J.'N. Hollomou, Dr.
J. A. Powell and E. J. Gerock,
met in llie court bouse on the 7th.
day of December 1914 and after
bei..g sworn in by Thos. D.
Uooue retailing Clerk of Superior
Court, they proceeded to have the
duties of the Commissioners read
asjirescribed iu the revisal;
On motion and seconded, it was
unanimously carried that 8. P.
Wiuborne be elected as Chairman
of the Board for the ensuing year.
After election of Chairman, the
Clerk read tb? minutes of last ses
sion, which were approved,
Committee appointed to have
Jemigan's Bridge repaired, re
ported same coibpleted.
The following committees con
tinued until next meeting of the
Board to wit;
The committee on repairs to
The committee on building ten
ant bouse at county home.
The Committee on Hoggard
Swamp bridge and Causeway.
The commilias (Hi**repairs to
bridges in St. Johns Township.
Committee on wiring Court
house for lights is contiuued and
H. H. Jones is substituted in place
of A. L Parker, and the commit
tee is authorized to have work
done if same does not exceed $55.
90 for complete job with suctyftx,.
tures as the committee sees neces
The Board authorized Register
of Deeds to take the list of |Ben
Purdy and Boe Purdy and turn
same over to the Tax Collector
On motion its ordered by Board
that the sum of $100 be paid to
W. A. Chavis Itor work done on
Barners bridge road; the remain
der to be paid when work is com
Winborne and Winborne were
unanimously elected as county At
torneys for the coming year at a
ealary of $60.00.
Dr. Geo. N, Harrell presented
bia resignation to the Board .of
County Commissioners aa Supt.
| Health, to take effect the firet
Monday in January 1016, same
was accepted by Board.
The following official bonds pre
sented to the Board which were
unanimously-hcceptod and approv
ed, to wit; .
D. K. McGlohon, Clerk of Sup
Jno. A. Northcott, Register of
Deeds. _ -
A. E. Garrett, Treasurer of
A. E. Garrett, Treasurer of
A. E. Garrett, Process Bond.
A. E. Garrett, franchise Bond.
M. R. Sumner, Constable of St.
C. G. Askew, Constable of
T. H. Vinson is allowed to have
his bond completed and to return
same to J. A. Northcott Clerk of
Board, who is given authority* to
accept it after it has been ack
nowledged by the signers with
The following officers were
sworn in by the Chairman;
C. G. Askew. Constable of Ahos
M. R. Sumner, Constable of St.
D. R. McGlohon, Clerk Super
A committee consisting of B. B.
Winborne and Geo. "Cowper ap
pointed to conduct the newly
qualified Clerk of Court into office
and have same turned over to
M. M. Brown is elected as
Superintend of the county home
for the coming .vear at a salary of
two hundred and seventy-five
It is moved and carried that the
Superintendent of county home be
elected in future on the 1st. Mon
day hi Septembei instead of Dec
Philatbea Business Meeting.
Tbe Philathea Clans of Ahoskie
Baptist-Church met in the home of
our Pres. Mrs. W. L. Curtis Mon
day, December 14, 1914 for ite re
gular business session.
The meeting was opened by.
singing Ship Ahoy. This was
followed by scripture reading by
Pres. end Mrs. Honeycutt led in
Our National Hymn was then
The comittee to select a gift for
the orphan whom we support re
The gift of handkerchifs for the
orphan girls in the West Chowan
building was collected aud we
found that we had about five
The nominating committee re
ported and the following officers
were elected; Teacher. Mrs. J. A.
Williams; Assistant teacher, Mrs.
Ernest Hayes; Pres. Mrs. K. L.
Phelps; Vice-Pres. Mrs. C. G.
Powell; Secretary, Mrs. J. H.
Copeland; Assistant Secretary,
Miss Ruth Odom;,Treasurer, Mrs.
Xt. S. Jernigan; Reporter Miss
A fining vote of thanks was
given B^rs. Honeycutt for her
Mrs. M. D. Curtis invited the
class to meet with her next titae.
We th.ii sang Dear to the Heart
rf the Snephard aud then ware
dismissed b.y repeating the plat 1
The hostess served fruit and a
?social bour/waji engaged in.
On motion it is ordered that J.
N.^Hotlumon be splinted to look
sifter the coupiy bjww and con
fer wTtfrthe Su)perintendeat.
It is moved add carried tbat J.
EL Vann, H. H. Jones and L. J.
Lawrence be appointed a commit
tee to investigate and check up all
affairs, books,'and accounts of the
office of tire retiring Clerk of
Su|ierior Court, and make report
to the board at its nest meeting.
On motion of H. H. Jones, sec
onded b.v G. J. Gerock, the Clerk
of this board is hereby instructed
to notify the Treasurer that in tbe
future he w'll be required to com
ply strictly with the law as known
in Chapter 26 of tbe Revisal of
On motion the following ferries
are placed ijt charge of, and under
the supervision of the Commis
sioner named." Maneys Ferry?
S. P. Winborne. Boone Harrell
and Tar Ldg. Ferries?Dr. J. A.
Powell, Winton and Parker's Fer
ries?H. H. Jones and C. E.
Boyette to let out the heeping of
Murfreesdoro Bridge. ?
On motion and seconded, it is
carried unanimously, that L. J.
Ijuwrence and Jno. E. Vann be
appointed ak a Finance Committee
to serve the ensuing year.
On motion it is carried that J.
A. Northcott, Clerk to the Board,
is inftructed to kefep the accounts
of the county as heretofore, and
act as Clerk to Board at same
salary as paid for the preceding
H. H. Jones is inst ructed to look
after Anna Newsome and report
her condition at next meeting.
On motion it is ordered that
$3.00 per month be finished to
William ^Overton and wife and
that Uoggard and Stokes furnish
On motion it is ordered that
$2.50 per month be furnished to
Elija Liverman by J. D. Earley.
The Clerk of the Board is order
ed to notify the Clerk of Court,
Sheriff-Treasurer and Surveyor to
make report of the fees of their
office for the past year in accord
ance with the law. and if this re
port Is not made by the first Mon
day in January the penalty pre
scribed will be imposed.
The report of Superintendent of
Health received and filed. ?
The following accounts present
ed and approved.
(Continued on page 8.)
Old Hickory Chips.
This promises to^be a good little
It is reported that the Kaiser
lias pnrumonia. Well if lie dies
with it he oeii go down in history
as the greatest murderer the world
has ever produced.
Berlin will be interested in learn
ing that French Parliment is to
meet in Paris.
Another horror of war is tlie
word "unneutral" which though
useful is unoretty.
Probably subways will appeal
more to European cities hencefor
th than they formerly did.
Gen. Carranza seems to be a
man with a glowing future, which
he never by any possibility over,
ukes. . "? ? ;
Maybe in time Europe will lie
glad to have some neutral power
come in and poll the combatants
Send your Christina* socks to
the Belgiam* they will find gome*
thing to put in 'em.
It may found paradoxical, but
no sooner do the troops reform
than they go to fighting again.
If Mr.* Edison really wants to
banish sleep, he'll have to cease
his extended lectures on the sub
If no other way opens up, the
average Chicago Grand Jury can
always make a coup by indicating
(laving come out boldly on the
Mexican situation, -the Colonel is
almost within handshaking dis
tance of Boise Penrose.
London's growing apprehension
of a Zep raid ought to open up a
good market for Kansas' Banner
crop of cyclone cellars.
Euro pes are galleries might
have been saved if they had been
converted into moving picture
shows before hostillitiee began.
Love of country is a fine thing,
but it gets people into a lot of
It looks as if the Chicago Police
forcelMd been taking lesions from
that of New York.
Also people who live in glass
dreadnaughts should not through
Gen. DeWets short lived re
bellion was a perfectly good one
in the prospectus.
Battleships are useful in enabling
manufacturers of torpedoes to
make a living.
Early shopping is one of those
ideal trades that benefit all parties
Bombarding the Krup Gun
Works from the sky appears to be
the height of impudence.
There is no war tax yet on mar
riage liscense and marriage certi
ficates. Do your marrying early.
Many a preacher exhausts his
congregation before be does iris
Missouri is complaining of the
smoke from the Arkansas forest
fires. If the wind d isen't change
soon we may have another war of
Cotton is eighteen cents a pound
in Germany. Would that not make
you mad if you were < a Cotton
Planter with lots of cotton and no
way to get it to Germany I
He is a fortunate man who can
catch up ftith is ambitions and
One can't always judge a man's
importance by the angle at which
he wears his bat.
Now it is reported that the
German submarines evaded the
6re of the British Battleships at
Zeebrugge by driving, which is
after all, just about what a sub
marine is built to do.
' Tffis War has apparently demon
strated that no fort is impregna
ble unless the enemy can be kept
so. far out of range that the fort
itself can do no barm.
London is still in tbe dark, but
its more on account of Zeppelins
than lack of war news,
("emptied and Arranged (or Herald
Readen by our Regular
Tlie play "Farm Folk*" was
presented bare list Friday evening
under tbe direction of Mra. L. Q.
Bollard and wan enjoyed bv a
large crowd. Tboee taken part in
the play, individually and collect
ively made a big bit with the
audience and it waa one of tlie
best plays ever -given here by the
amatners. This pla'y' will prob
ably be taken to some of the sur
rounding towns in the near future.
The Ba^Lca-Philathea conven
tion met bere on Saturday and
Sunday 6t|i-7th., and Was well at
tended despite tbe extremely bad
weather. Tbe program.advertised
was carried through with tbe ex
ception of two numbers, k speech
by Mr. J, H. Matthews and a
song by Mr. A. C. Mitchell both
of Windsor who were detained by
the weather. Miss Byrd was pres
ent and made several interesting
talks. Among the delegates pres*
ent were Misses Inza Bridgers.
Ruby White, Louise Baggett,
Maud Mason Spivey, Ruth Cooke,
Fannie Darden Gatling, Mr. Von
Foltz and mother and Mr. Joe
Deuopsey and Mrs. Dempsey of
Windsob-, Messrs Tom Peele and
Garland Bazemore of Lewistou,
and Linwood Hoggard of Repub
lican. The Junior class of Lewis
ton was also represented. Tbe |
convention was a success in all 1
Mies Lizzie Pritchard was elect
ed Editor of the Baraca-Philothea 1
class last Sunday.
Mr. Aurelius Joyner was pain- ;
fully hurt at the oil mill last week.
Mr. Joyner was caught by machin
ery and was badly bruised about
the head and arm tef ire getting ; >
out. His wounds were dressed ?
and he is now doing nicely.
A strange negro went into the #
drug store of W. G. Mitchell last ?
Saturday night and purchased ?
some articles without paying for a
them. When Mr. Mitchell re v
monstrated with him, the negro 4
used abusive language and cursed ?
the proprietor. Mr. Mitchell and A
bis ctyk. Jim Nichols made for a
the negro, who in return got out C
his knife and started for Mr. t
Mitchell, in the mix-up, Mr. r
Mitchells coat was cut through the ?
breast and he was otherwise incon- *
venienced. Several men ran up ?
to the scene and succeeded in get- *
ting the negro away and delivered ^
him to the Constable. At the trial .=
the negro was bound over to the _
Superior Court. During the night jf
the jail containing the negro was n
burned to the ground. It is sup- Q
posed that the occui ant was cold Q
and started a fire to warm, or else Q
thoughtjie could burn his way out M
of jail. In any event the ne^ro Q
was burned to death when parties P
discovered the fire and put it out. n
The corner was sent for but re- P
served a decision for Monday n
morning when the jury will be O
selected. It is regretted that the ?
negro came to such an untimely *
death. No one knows who he is W
or where he came from. It was
reported that the darkey was half
crazy Inter, but no one had noticed
anything peculiar in bis actions.
The Graded School will give an
entertainment here next week juat
Miss Inez Bridgers of Windsor
spent the night with friends here
last Friday and left on the early
train for Norfolk.
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Some of the atorea are showing
Xmas goods to attract Santa
Claus. Business seems to be going
on about as usual for this time of
How To Qlvo Quinine To Children. I
PRRRILINlt la the trade-mark mum* rleen to an a
Improved Quinine. It Is a Taste leu Syrup. plea a- W
ant to take and does not diaturb the stomach. "
Children take It and never know it is Quinine.
Also especially adapted to adalta who cannot
taks ordinary Quinine. Does not nanaeate nor m
canse mnwnnns nor rtatisf In the hand. Try
It the nest time jroe need Quinine lor an^par- -
pes* Ask tst J esses ortsinal package. The I
name F8BJUI4NB is blown in bottle. Is seats 1
Tate Machinery & Supply Co.,
Littletea, N. C.
Everything in Machinery (vn<J Supplie.
Dr. c. g Powell
OVER S.J. DILDAYS STORE
AHOSKIE, N. C.
A/inborne dt Winborne
Benj. B. Winborne <
. Stanley Winborne
MURFREBSBORO, N. C.
Phone. No. 1? and 21.
Edgar Thome* Snipe*
Real Eatate Bought and Sold]
Office: 2nd Floor J. W. Godwin. Jr? Bldg
AHOSKIE. N. C.
R. R. ALLEN
BASH. DOORS. BLINDS. WINDOW
GLASS. HARDWARE. PAINTS
AND BUILDING MATERIALS
Wholesale and Retai!
No. 027 Washington Square
8ASH. DOORS. HARDWARE,
PAINTS. LIME. CEMENT. SEWER
I PIPE. CART MATERIAL. M(LL
SUPPLIES, STOVES. RANGES
AND ETC. CLOSE PRICES. -
MAIL ORDERS SOLICITED
E- L. FOLK CO.
No. 017-010 Washington Square f
W. W. ROGERS
Prompt Attantion Given to All
AHOPKIE. N. C.
C. Wallace Jones N?
Attorney and Councelor-At-Law
W1NTON. N. C.
Practice in all courts. Loan* negotiat
ed. Soecial attention to eolleetiona.
Located in Bank-of Winton*
D. L. THOMAS
GENERAL CONTRACTOR AND
Plana and SpeciBeationa furnished upon
Cement and Tile Work
Brick Work a Specialty
AHOSKIE. N. C.:
Roawell C- Brldger
WINTON. N. C.
J. R. EVANS
Practical Tin Roofer and Sheet
MURFREESBORO. N. C.
WHEN IN NEED,
Flooring, Ceiling, Weatherboard
inir. Casinr, Boxin^etc., Call on.
J. T. BARNES,
AH09KIE. N. C.
MANY DISORDERS COME KROM
Are Yon Just at Odda with Yoaraell?
Do Yon Redulote Living?
* Are you sometimes at odds with
yourself and with the worldf Do
you wonder what ails you! True
you may be eating regularly and
sleeping well. Yet something it
the matter! Constipation, Head
ache, Nervousness and Bilious
Spells indicate a Sluggish Liyer.
The tried remedy is Dr. King's
New Life Pills. Only 85c. at
Bucklnn's Arnica Salve for Skin
Tin Qattn Tint Baaa Nat Aftaet Tin Nasi
Btcaaic of Ita tonic and laxative effect. LAXA
TIVK BROMO QUININRta better than ordinary
QiUm ?ad don not nan ?????????? Mr
safeSTwsrrc f ismm
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LET THE l!
FARMEHS' WAREHODSE, \
N Robersonville, N. C.
SELL YOUR TOBACCO
We Have a Force That Guarantees
Prompt Petvrns and Pest ol Attention.
Ship us a Crate, Box or Hogshead and
let us prove to you that we look after the
Farmers' Interest every time.
A. T. Co., Export Co., Liggett;-Myers
Co., J. P. Taylor & Co , and Imperial
Company have buyers on this market.
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Robersonvillet N. C.
Richard Winborne, Pres. W. H. Winborne, Vice-Pres.
Norfolk, Va. Chowan Co., N. C.
WINBORNE & CO., INC.
"l COTTON AND PEANUT FACTORS >
Commission Merchants Norfolk, Va. j
PEANUT WAREHOUSES: SUFFOLK. ,VA.; NORFOLK. VA.
Shipments solicited. Market information furnished. Refer- c
ence. Seaboard National Bank. Norfolk, Va. AI way. before buy- f
ini; set our prices on Peanut Bass, Bass ins and Ties. It pays. *
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FLOORING. CEILING, MOULDINGS, SIDING. ?
DRESSED LUMBER OF ALL KINDS. T
We make quick shipments of Material. Our ^
priees are right, and our Material is made right. . ?
Order from us and get a square deal. ^
SATISFACTION GUARANTEED. ?
Prompt replies to all inquiries. Large or small ' <?
orders filled promptly. Write or phone. ?
J. J. HOUSE & CO. |
Successors to Carolina Building & Hardware Co. ^
AULANDER, N. C. |
COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE.3
Things are arranged here for your comfort and convenience.
We are equipped to care for your deposits with absolute safety.
We are prepared to aid honest men in developing legitimate
business enterprises. '
In short there is no function of a bank we cannot perform,,
to your complete satisfaction.
Merchants and Farmers Bank
Winton, N. C.
THE PEOPLES BANK
MURFREESBORO, N. C.
Capital and Surplus $25,000.00
Are you one of Its many patrons?
If so you have aided us in building up
this creditable Institution, and we believe
we have aided you in building up thus pro
gressive community: Together we nave
prospered for the past ten years.
Join us with renewed vigor for a con
tinuation of mutual prosperity.
IT P*YS TO BE ONE OF OUR PATRONS.
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