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V0L< g ? AHOSKIE, N. C., DECEMBER 14, 1917. NG. 48
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LEI A GREATER RED CROSS BE YOUR CHRIST
MAS GIFT TO OUR JUS IN FAR-OFF FRAICE
JOIN YOUR RED CROSS NOW
Tie Ahoskie Red Cross Chapter
Mint Furnish 300 New Members
Bdore Christmas D?y Member
ship Campaifn 'or 10.000,000
New Members Dec. 16 25 - Are |
You a Member? Is Your Wile a ^
Aa Chairman of the Red Cross
Christmas Membership Drive, I ap
peal to every head of a household
and each individual member of that
household to JOIN YOUR RED
CROSS. Your dollar will help the
Red Cross?an organization that is
ALL-AMERICAN, largely VOLUN
TEER, devoted to PRACTICAL
HUMANITARIAN Service in both
Peace and War. It helps your
brother, your son, your husband,
and above all it brings us nearer to
that enduring peace for which our
own American blood is being pour
ed out. America is at war. The
Red Cross is helping. Are YOU a
Persons already members can
help by renewing their membership.
A dollar paid now, although your
membership has not expired, will
advance your membership twelve
months from the date of expiration.
Old members can help, but new
members?those who are not mem
bers?are especially appealed to, '
and they must respond in order for
us to secure our necessary 300.
All old members are asked to
helo by soliciting new members;
new members can help by enrolling
"the next one to you." Talk to
everybody about the Red Cross
Christmas Membership campaign.
Urae everybody to join; tell them
what it is; what it does; and. for
ever work for the success of this
Booths will be located in two or
three places in town and Ced Cross
workers will be stationed in every
section of town, and every person
will be given the opportunity to
join. A house to house canvass
will be made. Meetings will also
be held in several rural churches
and school buildings. Membership
buttons and service flags will be
This appeal is not at all for
individual interests?your interests
is the writer's interests. The ap
peal is made by OUR AMERICAN
BOYS through the American Red
Cross. Will YOU help?. If so,
join Red Cross today! Don't put
'"Though younger men may fight
In France and Flanders far away,
Your Red Cross serves them one
"He also serves" who joins today.
Roy Parker, Chairman Red Cross
Christmas Membership Campaign.
The wife of a merchant had stom
ach trouble so bad she could eat
nothing but toast, fruit and hot wa
ter. Everything else would sour
and ferment. ONE SPOONFUL
buckhom bark, glycerine, etc.; as
mixed in Adler-i-ka benefited her
INSTANTLY. Because Adler-i-ka
flushes the entire alimentary tract
it relieves ANY CASE constipation,
sour stomach, or gas and prevents
appendicitis. It has QUICKEST ac
tion of anything we ever sold. Z.
V. Bellamy, AhMcie, N. C. Adv
Will you suffer from this most
dreadful disease when L-Rheumo
has proven the Greatest Remedy
for the past 25 year? Thousands
of people testify to its wonderful
eurea. This famous prescription
should be in your home. Have it
ready when you feel that first pain.
Ask to be shown your money back
For sale by E. L. Jenkins A Son,
Wintoo, C., W. G. Mitchell, Au
lander, N. C. Adv.
PHm Cared In 0 to 14 Dajrt
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OINTMSHT fatta to nre l?y"l? ol Itehint.
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The Jefferson Standard In
surance Company Buys
In transmitting the check of the
Company to Mrs. James R. Young,
Chairman of the Red Cross Seal
Committee in Greensboro, Mr. C.
C. Taylor, Secretary of the Com
pany, has the following to say:
"I know of no more worthy
cause to which any man or cor
poration can contribute than
the work in which you are now
engaged, namely, the sale of
Red Cross Seal Stamps.
"Self-preservation in the first
law of nature, and in view of
the fact that 75 per cent of the
sales of these stamps will be
kept in the county of Guilford
to fight tuberculosis. It should
commend itself to everyone,
and, therefore, I think every
individual and business corpor
ation should purchase as many
as possible. I ?m, therefore,
pleased to hand to you the Jef
serson Srandard Life Insurance
Company's check for $100.00,
purchasing 10,000 of these
Many Supreme Courts have ruled
that it was proper for corporations
to use their money in this way, and
it is a paying investment for any
corporation that employs labor.
The Jefferson Standard Life In
surance Company is progressive
along many other lines, one of which
we will mention at this time: It
gives to every employee and policy
holder an annual chysical examition
In the examination of its employees
last year it found two with incipient
tuberculosis and paid their expenses
at the State Sanatorium for six
Local Exemption Board.
The offices of the Hertford Coun
ty Exemption Board have been re
cently transferred from Winton to
Ahoskie, as two of the members of
the Board reside in the latter town.
It is presumed that they will soon
begin the mailing of the questiona
ries that have already been supplied
to the Board. They have not yet
been given specific instructions, but
according to news despatches these
blanks are to be mailed on and af
ter the 15th of this month.
Out of a total of 126 apportion
ed to Hertford County for the first
draft, only twenty-two have gone
from this county and all of these
were white boys. A news des
patch in a Monday morning daily
stated that supplies had not been
provided for the negro troops.
Job We Have"
In the course of a Delco-Light
demonstration to a farmer the other
day I explained how easy and sim
ple it is to pump water with a little
His interest was immediately
aroused. He sai<3 with emphasis:
' That's the hardest job we have.*'
He said it takes him or one of hie
men an hour every evening to pump
water for his stock. This man will
put in Del co-Light, and while he is
doing the rest of the chores an elec
tric motor will pump the water at a
cost of about two cents.
What is your "hardest job?''
Perhaps Delco-Light will do it for
you. It will do a dozen hard job?
on the farm, and furnish an abund
ance of the belt light as well
J. A. Eley, Tunis, N. C., Agei t
A Delco-Ligtot demonstration will
be made at your home at any time
S?nm?oh Trouble nod Constipation
Those who are afflict* ! with
stomach trouble and conniipatirn
should read the following; I hav?
never fonnd anything so good fni
stomach trouble and constipation :u
Chamberlain's Tablets. I hav<
used them off and on for the pa?l
two rears, fhejr not only regulaU
the action of the bowels but stimu
late the liver and keep one s bolj
in a healthy condition," writes Mrs
Benjamin Hooper, Auborn. N. Y.
Mr. Clarence L. Blount and Miss
Mimie Louise VanNortwick, the
latter of Plymouth, will be married
Wednesday, December 12, in the
Christian church at Plymouth. Mr.
Blount has been cashier of the Bank
of Wintofi since last- February, and
by his clever and accomodating
manner has made many friends
here. He is a yonng man of splen
did business qualities. Mrs. Blount
is t stranger here, but she will re
ceive a most cordial welcome to the
town in which she comes to live.
After a short wedding trip to Wash
inwon and New York, Mr. and
Mr, Blount will return to Winton
art'. boftrd at the Taylor Hotel un
fi! the first ot the year, when they
wi] begin housekeeping in Mrs.
Er c's home.
Mr. F. J. Wright died Saturday,
December 1, in Detroit, Michigan,
of pneumonia. Mr. Wright lived
in Winton about a year, being Su
pe-intendent of Faison's mill. He
ar.i Mrs. Wright have many friends
in Winton who will regret to heai
of his death.
The eighteen months old baby of
Jim Weaver, colored, was burned
to death early last Thursday night.
The mother had gone to the well
and left the baby tied to the chair
in front of the fire. On her return
1 she found the child lying in the
fire, her face and hands burned to a
The Chowan Club will meet with
Mrs. H. H. Jones Monday night,
North Carolina Dav will be ob
served at the school here Friday,
Prof. E. T. Cotton, Misses Roy.?
ster, Shaw and Watford, teachers
of the Winton High School, spent
Saturday and Sunday with Miss
Bert Matthews at Union. Miss
Matthews entertained a few of her
Union friends in honor of her
guests Saturday evening.
Mr. A. P. Hines has rented the
Taylor Hotel to Mr. E. W. Gaither,
County Farm Demonstrator, and ac
cepted a position with the Fair
banks Company as traveling sales
man. Mr Bankswill sell the 'Gold
Dust Twins" Baking powder.
A letter'just received from France
stated that the American Expedi
tionary Forces were planning to
give the Belgian and French or
phans a big Christmas this year;
that if they didn't, they were not
likely to have much.
Mrs. W. P. Shaw, Jr., and
laughter. Miss Lillian Shaw, and
Mrs. M. R. Herring spent Tuesday
in Norfolk shopping.
Messrs. W. Mills Jordan and Jack
Brown went to Plymouth Tuesday
to attend the Blount-VannNortwick
Mr. W. J. Rhodes, of Washing
ton, is visiting his daughter, Mrs.
W. M. Eley.
Mrj. J. A. Shaw and little son,
j Jan.es, spent Friday in Norfolk.
Mrs. C. E. Markham, of Durham,
] was in town the past week.
Mrs. J. H. I<ee, Mrs. S. N. Wat
son and Laura May Watson spent
Tuesday in Norfolk.
Honor Roll of Winton Hifh School.
Thomas Faison, Edith Joyner, Joe
Watson, Lawrence Mitchell,
Sophie Faison, Ivy Vinson, Frank
H^len Ruth Matthews, Louise Mat
I Myrtle Banks, Annie May Pearce,
, Richard McGlohon, John Davit
Shaw, Fletcher Brady.
Margaret Mitchell, Odie Vinson,
i Johu Wood Faison, Hugh Jones,
| Harry Jones.
( Laura May Wataon, Estelle Clark,
, Seventh Grade
t Mary BridgerJ
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? DrivM Out M.lmrta, Build. Up System
r The Old Standard ftntral atmwthtatuf Hate.
GROVE'S TASTE!.ESS chill
tern. A true tonic. For adulta and children. 60e
The Board of County Commis
sioners of Hertford County met on
this the 3rd day of December 1917,
all of the members of the Board
Proceedings of last meeting read
On motion it is ordered that the
Sheriff proceed to collect the fran
chise tax due by the Guarantee
Mr. W. D. Boone, County Attor.
ney, is continued as committee to
investigate the real estate Dealers
of the county and see who is liable
for the tax.
Dr. J. A. Powell is continued to
have ferry house repaired.
The Committee appointed to make
settlement with O. H. Britton is
E. J. Gerock is given more time
to see Mr. J. N. Vann regarding
the repairing of the water works.
The committee on repairing the
Court room and also Committee to
have pump placed in jail well is
E. J. Gerock as a committee on
repairs to bridge at Bear Swamp is
Emmanual Hall makes complaint
of error in listing his property and
the Register of Oeeda ind Mr. A.
C. Vann, the list taker, are appoint
ed committee to investigate and
make the changes.
D. R. McGlohon, Cleik Superior
Court, made his regular annual re
pot t of all funds in his hands to
first Monday in December, 1917,
and H. H. Jones and J. A. North
cott are appointed committee to
check same with his books and re
The bill for repairs to Boone's
Bridge is referred to Mr. S. P.
Winborne to Investigate and re
port to Board.
On motion, W. D. Boone is re
elected as County Attorney for the
coming year at same salary $60.00,
and under same conditions.
On motion it is ordered that Bis
mark Scull be appointed Game
Warden for Hertford County.
The Board authorizes that John
Jenkins be allowed to go to the
County Home and the Superintend
ent is given instructions to receive
It 18 on motion, oraerea mai me
wages of all ferrymen in the Coun
ty be raised $2.50 per mgnth begin
ning January 1st, 1918, except the
ferryman at Winton, who was re
The official bonds of all officers
?were examined by the Board and
again unanimously approved.
All officers made their annual re
ports to first Monday in December
Superintendent of Health made
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SOME FACTS ABOUT WAR
Any man or woman of any age in
the active military or naval service
of the United States can obtain
Government insurance. It has been
ruled that members of Officers'
Training Camps are under the act
and can obtain insurance. The cost
for each thousand dollars of insur
ance is from sixty-five cents a month
to persons at the age of twenty-one
to one dollar and twenty cents a
month to those of the age of flfty
The beneficiaries are limited tc
wife, husband, child, grandchild,
brother and sister, stepbrother oi
stepsister, adopted child or adopted
sister of tjie insured, as well as par
, ent, grandparent, or stepparent of
the insured or of his or Her consort
The insurance is not compulsor]
but the cost is low and the protec
tion great, and not only are th<
persona eligible afforded every op
Dortunity to obtain this insurano
without trouble or extra expenw
' but they are especially urged to d(
Gen. Pershing and thousands, o
? other officers and tens of thousand!
, of soldiers have recently taken ou
insurance. Up to date, policies o
I insurance have been issued aggre
i gating $1,032,088,000.
Our Christmas Gift Selection Surpasses
Anything in Ahoskie.
Our House Is Chocked Full Of Sucli Useful Articles As
Beautiful Bureau Sets Sets of Silver Knives and Forks
Shaving Sets Exquisite Hand and Bureau Mirrors
Cut Glass Vasts * Sgrvicable and handy Electric Fixtures ,
THESE AND MANY OTHER ARTICLES.
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The young man will find here the best assortment of Candy to be found in
town?Box Candy in any size?JACOBS CANDIES and the famous NORRIS kind.
We are also carrying a complete line of the very best Proprietary
Medicines to be secured, No fakes. Everything as represented.
Hurry along to
Z. U. Bellamy - - * Ahoskie, N. C. I
Expert Dispenser of hot and Cold Drinks.
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AUCTION SALE, of
from 4 to 5years old, weighing from 800 to 1100 pounds
% K ? V .w;.V- 'y*,?k
Saturday Evening, December I5th> 1917
in front o! Stables of Ahoskic Livestock Company,
Ahoskie, N. C. ~
n Whole Carload Ulill be Sold Under the Rammer.
AN EMBARGO ON LIVESTOCK
i Will give the people of this section an opportunity to purchase these
r choice mules direct from the Missouri Markets.
! Every Mule Must Go At Your Own Price.
S. S. SAUNDERS
? AholKie, N. C.