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VOLUME IX. (EIGHT PAGES) AHOSKI^^^^H^^^^INA^RIDAY^MA^H 7, 191?. ^|]^|L_^NE^E^ON^__ NUMBER 47.
THE CORPORATE LIMITS
OF AHOSK1E HAVE BEEN
EXTENDED BY ASSEMBLY
Extension Bill A* Passed By
Both_ Brafhw of the N. C.
OF THE TAX VALUES
No Structure To Be Placed In
the Line of Any Street* That
F* May Be Extended.
Th^JoJiowing extension act, pro
psred'for aaost part by the Ahoskie
Tows Coancil, has successfully pass
ed both branches of the North Caro
lina Geaeral Assembly. This act^will
be in fore* from date of rattflca1- on,
which will probably be this or neat
A Bill t* be entitled "Aa set to
Amend chapter 16? private laws of
1903, relatiag to the corporate limits
?f the town of Ahoskie la Hertford
The General Assembly of North
Carolina do enact:
Sec. 1. That aection two of the
Private Laws of one thousand nine
hundred and throe, chapter one hun
dred and fifty-eight be stricken out
and the following be inserted 'n .'?< u
"Sec. 2. That the corporate lim
its of the town ahall be aa follows,
to-wit: Beginning at a stob on the
Atlantic! Coast Line railroad, 870
feet south of Church street; thence
North SO decrees and 25 minutes west
2073.4 feet; thence north 8 degrees
and ten minutee west 1063 feet;
thence North 30 degrees and 35 min
utes East 2200 feet; thence South
71 degrees and 9 minutes East 1710
feet; thence South 50 degrees and
25 minutes East 2248 feet; thence
South 1 degree and 40 minutes East
3670 feet; thence South 39 degrees
and 35 minutee West 750 feet; thence
North 50 degreea and 25 minutee
Weat 8417.5 feet to the first sta
Sec. I. ltiat section twenty-iour
of aaid chapter on* hundred end
fifty-eight, private laws of nineteen
hundred and three be atricken out
and the following inserted in lieu
"Sec. 24. That the commissioners
shall have the power not oftener
than once a year to impose, levy and
collect a tax upon all real and per
sonal property within the corporate
limits of the town and upon all polls
and other subjects of taxation taxed
by the General Assembly for public
purposes, not exceeding ilfty cents
on the one hundred dollars valuation
of property and one dollar and fifty
cents on each poll, the constitutional
equation between property and poll
being always observed."
Sec. 3. That the board of town
commissioners shall have the power
to appoint a board of appraisers and
assessors who shall have the power to
fix a tax value on aU taxable pro
perty in the town, real and personal,
and to raise and lower the value so
as to equalize the tax value on pro
perty, and for such purposes, said
board shall meet at the mayor** office
or some other place designated by
them, from ten o'clock a. m. to and
until foBr o'clock p. m., on the first
Monday in June of each year, begin
V King the first Monday in June, nine
teen hundred and nineteen, and re
J vise said tax list and hear all com
plaints of tax payers, or their agents,
as to the over value of property,
the reduction or remission of taxes
or any ftther complain*- pertaining
to the leVy and collection of taxes,
and to take such action aa they may
deem proper and just. The sitting* of
the said appraisers and assessors may
be continued by them from day to
day until the aaid tax list has been
completed and revised, which when
done the clerk of their board shall
, have two copies thereof perparod and
shall deliver same to the aaid board of
commissioners at their regular meet
ing oa the first Monday night ih July
?f each year.
Sec. 4. That is shall be unlawful
for any person, Arm or corpormtion to
erect any structure which would be
in the tine Of any street of sai^
town if extended, and any person,
Arm or corporation violating or at
tempting to violate the provision of
this mit '?hall be guilty of a misde
meanor and upon conviction shall be
fined Within the discretion bf the
court, and further, the aaid board of
town oommiaaioners shall ha?e the
power to remove said obstruction at
the expense of the owner, unless he
consents to remove same within 30
dare from tha time notified by said
board of commissioners.
See. 6. . That all laws and clauses
ot, law* heretofore constituting the
efcN^er of th^ town of Ahoakia and
affecting tha government thereof are
continued ill fall force and effect,
unless hi direct conflict with tha pro
vWona of thia act. J
See. 6. That thia a?t shall be inl
force ffrom and after Mi ratifieatlan. ]
COLE RAIN NEWS/
Mrs. J. S. Dean* left tor Baltimore
last Tuesday where ah* will purchase
her tprifig and summer millinery.
We are sorry to not* the illness 'of
Mrs. Stella Deans, bat am glad to re
port she is improving.
Mrs. C. L Henry left Wednesday
for her home in Corapoake, where
she will visit her mother.
Miss Willie Forehapd left last
Tuesday for Baltimore, whore she
will accept a position to go out as a
milliner. ~? '
Mrs. Willie Jones and children
from Sebrol, Va., are now visiting her
mother Mrs. Margaret Evans who has
Dr. L. A. Nowell has purchased a
lMr. and Mrs. Ed. Callis of Harrstlv
ville were visiting in our to mi febn
Mrs J. J. Beaaley and daughter,
Garnette left fojr Baltimore last
Thursday where Mrs. Beaaley will
buy her spring stock, of millinery.
Professor J. M. Andrew*, Messrs.
Carl Sessoms and Kenneth Raynor
were visitors in Windsor Sunday.
What is the attraction?
Mr. and Mrs. D. R. Britton and
daughter Luctte spent Sunday in
Mr. J. S. Deans left Sunday for
Mr. Joe Sessoms of Ahoakie was
visiting in our town Friday and
Mr. L. D. Perry has gone to Balti
more, where he will buy hi* spring
Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Wilson spent
Sunday in town at the home of Mrs,
1 J. D. Evans.
Messrs. K. R. Israel, and Lawrence,
of Tunis, were visitors to Ahoskie
last Friday. They paid this offiie a
visit while here, and left with us the
RALLY AT WINTON
To B? Held in Town Hall ia
Win ton on Friday, March
14th; Musical Program.
On Friday, March 14, at the Win
ton town hall, the following pro
gram will be executed. All are inviu
edto be present at this rally and
hear what others have to say about
work of the Home Economics Club,
A special committee has been appoin
ted to arrange a suitable musical pro-'
gram for this rally.
The following gpeakeWhave been
secured fer ten minute speeches:
"Conservation, A Religious Duty,"
Rev. B. N. Lackey; "The Relation
ship at Home Economics to the
School's of Hertford county," Prof
fessor N. W. BrtttOTrj-ilRegults of our
Conservation Overseas," W. D.
Boone; "Health Side of the Com
munity," Miss Georgie Piland;
"Beautifying the Community," Miss
Louise Vannj "Organisation," E. W.
DAftS&D FROM THEIR NATIVE SHORE ]
?.!' Ilritiih oir srrvl<c. hut Americana by birth, have |
b/v-M "'Nun Ut?rii? on tUetr native ehore by a peculiar ruling. Ueut.
Aiiyii. Meut. R. 11. Knapp of Brooklyn and Lleat W. L|
Hiil'jlit ?( I'ir ? f i .iWivwI litwtuu ?? the tranxpnrt MWtta. Bacna* of ? l
-- '''Mk? ? '? u,l! WiumUw Auierlciin troop* from lauding, the Hm )
A i .v.* -ii t" fln-lr starting point nt Hrest.
HAWAHAN CONCERT PLEASES
LARGE AUDIENCE THIS CITY
ON LAST FRIDA Y NIGHT 28TH
Bet* Number On the Local Lyceum Course Given in This City
La at Friday Wight Several Hundred People Pre
sent?-Delightful Dance Follow* Concert.
MUSIC FURNISHED BY THREE OF THE HAWAIIAN!
The concer? given by the Waikild
Hawaiian Quintette on laat Friday
I night, in the Ahoakie high school
auditorium waa by far the beat num
ber on the Lyceum Course being giv
en undgr the Suapices of local guar- '
an tors. Every aingle number render
ed by thif band of Hawalians waa J
enjoyed a *4 encore atfer encore was (
given afutr aach selection. At leaat (
three huntead people attended the ,
concert, awd among them were many j
visitors fra? other towns of the
county and neighboring counties.
Mrs. Joms, the lady member of
the tro^My^ although rather stingy
with her aMortmant of vocal selec
tions, nevertheless won tha whole
house by beautiful singing, ac
com panied by music furnished by ot
her members of tha quintette. It
would be Mthar difficult to choose
the bea( ?? the man in producing
vocal music, aa they ware all good.
But, it is an aaay matter to diatin
guiah tha leading man with the in- i
Zfnent; net by name, but by "nick
e." It waa the "soldier boy" who I
manipulated the steal guitar, an in
strument immortalized by the Raw- I
aii&na. The several selections given by j
him on thia instrument brought forth j
roaring applause from all corners of
tha house; and encores leapt him
busy for several minutes. His rendi
tion of "The Rosary" which was giv
en by request was one of tha beet of
th* dumber* : >
Thi*^aame soldier boy gave the
audience ? a fair sample of the I
"YSfigsy Dooley," "Hickey Dooley",
dance. You have all seen something
akin tt it in the. "side shows" of tire
circus. He kept the house in.ar up
roar during the entire time, a?A waa
several times persuaded to dupleate
the (fat by tha applause that follow
ed each performance. The concert
closed with this exhibition.
Oaie of the members of the con
cart, speaking in behalf of the troupe,
gava a short concise history fit \he
Hawaiian Islands, formerly known
aa "The Sandwich Islands." He told
of the response they had made in
the war with Germany. He also ez
pressed himself as being pure than
pleaied at the fact that "Uncle
3am" bad gone down to tha islands
Hi 1898 and swallawwd up the sand
Flalfcwnig the concert tha Hame
Economics -Chi bof the Ahotirfe Bet
terAant Association nerved cream
?n which they realised
/The Lyceum guaran
af Friday night's large
Tebabfy make good
?ve been gtowiag tor
grer with each former performance.
Following the concert and after
the young people had partaken at
the cream and cake, three of the
Hawaiian! gave * concert in the lobby
?f the Manhattan Hotel for about an
lour. At eleven o'clock they retired
m the dining room of the hotel, fol
owed by several young people, who
injoyed a very delightful daace for
in hoar and ? halt. In addition to
many local dancers, several young
ladiea from other town* participated
in the dance.
OAK DALE NEWS.
The first of March begins to look
like the spring. Makes' the fkrmers
feel like planting corn. The farmers
are still holding their peanuta and
cotton for a better price. Hope they
will be able to get it.
We are glad to'say Mrs. M. C.
Mizell, who haa been on the sick list
for several months is somewhat Im
proving. We are glad to see +ier out
Mrs. Bottle Matthews, Mrs. G. B.
Talbot, and Mrs. J. C. Taylor war*
the guests of Mrs. M. C. Mizell Wed.,
Mr. J. It Wilder is somewhat ill.
We hope him a speedy recovery.
Mrs. Rufus UsiiMr who has boon
very sick for some time was taken
to Sarah Leigh hospital Friday. We
hope Mrs. Lassiter will get along
well and come back to her loved ones
Messrs. Henry Ptielpe and Linton
Russell, of Suffolk,' were gnestt of
Mrs. P. L. Pratt Sunday. We were
glad to <have Henry Phelps back to
his old home again.
Little Hubert Lee Misell, who haa
been visiting his grand mother near
Powellsville returned to his home
near Harrollsville Sunday.
Oak Dale Sunday School Is improv
ing all the time. We were thinking it
was dead when our boys began leav
ing for camps, but it keeps improv
ing all the time. We hope we shall
soon have our boys back again. We
are longing to see the day when we
can shake their hands at Oak Dale.
Again, we are sorry to report the
illness of llttla Lizzie PHand.
Mr. and Mm. J. C. Taylor were
visitors near Oak Dale Sunday.
Miss Mattie Taylor who haa) boon
visiting her daughter in Rocky Mt.,
returned to her old home near Har.
Mr. and Mrs. *. L. Phelps,
Ahoskie, wore visitors at Mrs. Hill's
Saturday end Sunday.
Miss Sallie MUeH wo sthe guest of
Mrs. J. C. Taylor Saturday evening.
MUX NECK NEWS.
Msasrs. R. P. Haggard and J. W.
launders, of Norfolk, were oat Sor a
?w day* the past we*. Thoy catnc
hrough the country of? a Ford which
?. S. Hoggard has purchased
Mr*. N. T., Hurdle left for her
tome lajkPrfday. t ; >
Mr. a[ W. rjaitn 'r "d Mr. Hunn
rave a demonstratioir on Mowing *p
itumpa oa J. L. Blyche's farm one
lay tha past w?*h. ,
We had a wary, big rain last night
uid that ~iW that' the jammers will
lo vary little toward* ffrming for
The tattnfan are doing very well
k> far ia latching mamtkrii of the
We are ^tad to say that little Wil
lie Ma* Nawsoma, who has been very
ill with pnenmtafc. i* improving now.
Mr. and Iba. Jim Daniel vifited
the home of Mr. and Mrs. N. S Hag
<ard Saturday night and Sunday.
Mia* Willie Btott accompanied Mr.
uid Mrs. Daniel, to see her state,-,
Miss J?*?ie Brett. The yonng people
turned oat Saturday night to give
them a-goad time.
Mr. T. W. Winborne and Maater
Lather and Sidney Wic borne left for
Raleigh Sumjay to spend a few days
Mr. P. D. Paele went to Norfolk
Sunday to^aee his brother who is
very sick with the influenza, which
has lately- developed into pneumonia
We hape he "will And his brother
bettor. a I
Those on the *ick liat are: W. A.
Burch, and Maadamea J. T. Coleeon,
and G. M Hoggard, We hope they
will soon be able'to be out again.
If yon are "g*ing a visiting" let
the Herald kaaw itj or if you have
a tors, see to -it that the Herald
i get* it We fraqt to chronic!* the
whole naws. , *? .',1
BRANDING MFG. CO.
CLOSES DOWN MILL
? -? 1
Cloees for Time; Sud
den Drop 'in Lumber Price*
_ Principal Reason.
The Branning manufacturing com
pany have ordered their mill at
Ahoskie to be cf?Md indefinitely.
The sudden drop' la lumber prices,
and labor conditions caused the clos
ing order to be glteb. the manage
ment asserts that it is a losing pro
portion under prseent circumstance!
and that it ia thetr intention, to sus
pend operations at the local plant un
til conditions materially improve.
The (losing, 'down of thia mill
throws mftny local people out of
werk. V . ? v ' '
WOODftOW SCHOOL NEWS.
! The graded, noMtol is progressing
Very nicely, with large attendance.
The teachers and pupils spent last
Thursday afternoon cleaning thq
school ground, which wan quite an
Mrs. J. E. Johaeon and children,
of Portsmouth spent the week-end
with her parenta Mr. and Mr*. J. L
Miss AIHe Mae Cgrr was the guest
of Miss Eva Parker Saturday even
ing aad Sunday. Mw also attended
services at Meherrian church Sun
Mr. aad Mm. w. R. Bunn, Mis.
T, T. Parker and Mr. O. B Storey
^pent Saturday in Fraakllp.
Mr. Rufus Jtorey spent last week
in Raleigh on twMasss.
Mrs. Urn Parker w?a the guest-of
Mr*. T. T. Parker ffoltflay
Mrs. Peter Llverman spent Sun
day with her (MugMer. Mr*. Raleigh
Mr*. Walter Forbes visited her sis
ter. Mia. J. L. Storey1 Saturday even
ing and Sunday.
Snlissrlbe to tfce .Herald. |1J(.
REVERED T. COLUNS
WWERLY OPPOSED TO
fEAGUE OF NATIONS
Take* Occasion To CwmIwim
League of Niiiau at Sunday
AMERICA FOR AMERICA,
SAYS MR. COLLINS
Would Lock The Door* Of Ira
migration and Throw The
? - ? f jg|S|
Rev. Fred T. Collins, the vigorous
and able pastor of the Ahoekie Bap
tist church, speaking from tin Ahoe
lue Baptist church pulpit en last
Sunday morning, announced that he
was unalterably opposed to aay agree
mnt which would draw America
closer to the European Nations. The
League of Nations, soon to be adop.
ted by the Peace Conference at Paris,
was condemned by the speaker. Be
fore asserting boldly hie opposition
to this proposition, h made it clear
to his audieace that he felt little in
measuring thoughts with the presi
dent; but, further stated that the
League of Nations, in his opinion,
should never be entertained by Am- ;
His proposition, in its premises,
held that this country was now fac
ing a decision between the principles
laid down by George Wsshington and
those promulgated by our present
Presidsht Wilson. "It is Washington
or Wilson," said Mr. Collins. He Was
convinced that this country should
choose the advice and teachings of
the former. He was not too kind to
the modern statesman, who he pic.
tared as a person "selling out" and
subsequently disregarding the will of
those who placed him in position to
represent them in politics. He de- "
cried the way the present day law
maker disregarded the express wishes
of a free born American citizenship.
Politically spealdag. be said, this
country was going at a pace now that
was either destined to result in slav
ery end bondage or it would develop
into the sjpread of Bolshevism in
the United States. Taxation. He said,
waa becotning so busdensoms and
the country waa being plunged a*
headlong into ezcenire debts that
?lavery weald be the final outcome,
or, the common people of this coun
try would react to that extent that
Bolshevism would nign here aa in
i Russia today. Although, he said, "I
hate the principles of Bolshevist)"
yet he stated farther that it waa
partly brought about by oppression
akin to w)iat this country is destin
ed to place upon its people if pre
sent tendencies are an index to what
the futur* will taring. ?
His words indicated his stand for
a "ejoeed America." He said "shut
the faors of immigration, lock the
dooVs, and throw tM? keys away."
would have Americi settle her own
' affairs. He would have her keep away
from Europe; have nothing to do
with European polities. Scorn any
agreement that would have the Ai?r v
eric an army and navy Co across the
waters to foreign lands to fight He
stated that he did not believe Ameri
! can soldiers should be shipped serosa
the sea to fight fqr foreign laafe
They, hs said, aleuld never (NCfi this
country. Their fighting. secordfng to
Mr. Collins, dWuld ho done at hem*
and In Homo defense.
This part of his Sunday nmhf
discourse was a preface to tho pre
sentation of -the Million Dollar Cam
paign for the Baptist Educational
Schools hi North Carolina. Although
the preface had to do for the most
part with aolities. his appeal that
followed^wg^* bya good reaps?se
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