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WHITE BEARS ON MT. RAINIER
Expiating Party Finds Strang* Animal*
and Other Matter* of Mors Than
The Landry-Bergue* party attempt
ing a midwinter ascent of Mount
Rainier, made some scientific dls
eoverlea while encamped at an altitude
of 9,000 feet awaiting Improved
weather condition*. First, aerernl
members of the exploring party dis
covered^ that -an almOot tmre?whtte
.hear, of medium ?l*e Inhabit* Lbs Mr;
?mountain s#o Ttt euviryd: " '
"Th? h*<?* "riids sppeaa tar'btfldeii-'
tjcgt Jn. jltatie^?o't_"!/.>vea?oit -to thw
common black bear of the forest*, ap
parently lives In Ice caves and snow
Another find Is the frost flower. This
wonderful plipMir ' >und PFlf where
snow Is eternal. "Bursting from tjie
frosen snow It grown the Orst day to
the height of three feet, flowers the
third day end the fourth day resolves
into mysterious seed pods, then as sud
denly dissolves Itself. The stem, leaves
and flowers are white. The stalk la ong
Inch In diameter, the leaves?three In
number?In the broadest part are one
Inch and a half In width, covered with
unflnlteatmal cones of snow. The flower
fully expanded Is star-shaped. Efforts
are to be made to gather seed of this
snow plant for propagation In artlfl
chilly cooled botanical gardens In
The spiral snowdrifts are another
curiosity never before seen. At the
9,00l>foot height snow drifts in a cir
cular manner, causing It to pile up In
spiral or spring-like columns 10 to 'A>
feet thick. At the top a weird little
curlicue of fresh snow tips the freak
ish drift, making of it a veritable white
toadstool?Longmlre. Wash, corres
pondence in New fork Sun.
AFRICAN TRIALS BY ORDEAL
As in th? Middle Age*, the Accused j
Ha* Littl* Chance of Proving
In one part of Africa a native who
haa fallen foul of the law can only
prove himself Innocent by swimming
through a pool Infested with, croco
diles. If be gets through safely?al
most an Impossible feat?he la a free
Not so dangerous, but exceedingly
unpleasant, is the "ordeal by pepper."
The accused is given a pipe?says
Iiugald Campbell, in his book entitled
"In the Heart of Bantuland"?and this
is tilled to the top of the bowl with
a mixture of tobacco, red pepper, and
one or two lesser ingredients. The
offender has to smoke this peppery'
mixture until all the tobacco la smoked
to dust. Should he be forced to spit,
he la considered guilty.
Mr. Campbell's book is full of In
terest. He tells us that dolls. In IJan
tuland, are made from corncobs. Clay
Is used for the heads, and beads for
the eyes and teeth.
Bhould a child die, the doll is hand
ed to a sister, but if there is no sis
ter. the doll is buried with all cere
mony In a grave beside that of the
He gazed at her faultiest, satln
ahod feet, then hi* eye traveled up
ward a little?there wax a bit too much
shapely silken leg elsthle, he leaned
forward and pulled down her tttmy
negligee. Not that be minded, him
self. but he thought of the others who
might see her.
She did not rebuke htm; she even
continued to smile as he put his hand
on her bare shoulder and Intimately
adjusted the ribbon strap.
Then he stepped hack, and. head on
side, looked at her with satisfaction,
and crossing the big show window,, he
called into the deptha of the store:
"Say, there. I've finished dressing
the window with the exhibit of ladies'
underwear and negligees. Do you
want to have a look at It before we
pull the shades?"?Judge.
Measuring but six by five and one- 1
half Inches, an electric lamp has been
placed on the market and is available
for general use. The case is made of
heavy metal thoroughly nickel-plated.
A standard low-voltage ^tungsten lamp
is used, well protected by a wire guard.
A ball serves as a handle, and the hook
on It permlta It to be hung on h rod,
nail or hook. The bail can be rotated,
so that the lantern may be turned to
any angle desired and carried upward,
downward or sideways.
With the dry battery used in this
lamp It will give about 20 hours' con
tinuous service and about 40 hours' In
termittent service.?Washington Star.
He Had Got Rid of It
Darner Barnard la responsible for
the story of the (Sentlle who bought a
packet of cigarettes from Mr. Isaac
Isaacstein, his regular tobacconist.
"Isaac," said the customer, after the
purchase had been completed, "you
gave me a had quarter in my change
the other night." "Impossible," an
swered Isaac. "I never took or gave
a bad coin away in my life. With my
-10 years' experience in handling
money, I can tell by the touch at once;
physical instinct, my boy. I suppose
you managed to get rid of it I" "Yes."
was the reply. "I have Just paid It to
ypn for these cigarettes."
Conductor?Pardon me, madam, hut
your girl seems more than twelve.
Her Mother?Conductor: Would
you take me to be the tpother ef s
girl that age?
Conductor- -ijidy, don't tell me
you're her unndmotber!---Sydney Bul
STORED UP FOR HISTORIAN
Writer Call* Attention to Ito*l Value
Of Congroooional Record, Not of
The Congressional Record la the butt
of the humorist of today and the store
house of political knowledge for the
historian of tomorrow. It la the tar
get at which the aatlriat shoots his ar
rows of wit, but It contains a compen
diumaf information which stands as
a permanent contribution, ?? political
who have east their Jibes and sneers
have been fofsotten. A, ^oarlner cast
WIT# ? desert island with nothing
to read but the debates of congress
could con>e away In a few years as
crammed with facts as a college stu
dent on the eve of an examination. He
would know something about nearly .
every subject under the sun. Including
romantic literature and poetry. He
would have a substantial grasp upon
the development of government, eco
nomics and political philosophy, says
the Washington Post.
Every man who has ever spoken on
the door of the senate or house has
added something to' the sum total of
what the Record contains. Even the
errors propagated In debate are use
ful ; they help one to ascertain the ul
timate truth. Thomas B. Reed once
said that every member of the house
was an expert on some one thing; that
It would be discovered that there was
a .substantial reason explaining why
every man was there. A great deal
of matter gets Into the Record every
day which at the time may seem ir
relevant. With the passing of the
years Importance Is emphasised. In
2022 the Congressional Record of to
day will be an Invaluable repository of 11
facts bearing upon all phases of life
as It Is now lived.
HAD NEW TELEGRAPHIC IDEA
German System of Communication in
Warfare Was Something of an
Daring the war the scientific world
was much Interested by the report that
the OermaiT army was using a method
of communication known as "teleg- ?
raphy through the ground." Subse
quent Investigation by the Interested
nations appeared to show that the
method was a compromise between
wireless and one-wire telegraphy.
The two communication stations
were not connected by wire. A wire
was placed along the fighting front
with both ends extending into the'
ground, and current from a Rhura
korff coil or kindred apparatus was
conveyed along it. Installed parallel
to this wire, and some distance in ad
vance of It was a similar .wire, in
which current was Induced by the
first, thus permitting the sending of
The method is thus broadly similar
to wireless, except that the ground
forms the medium, instead of the
air. One would imagine, however, that,
although the method has the advantage
that i there are no Intervening wires-to
be cut. It would be a very simple Sys
tem to tap. _
New York's Sanitary Districts.
New York has four square miles of
sanitary districts with over 280,000 1
population per square mile. The New
jfork city 1920 census committee, Dr.
Walter Laidlow, executive secretary,
has Issued the following statement: f
"The permanent map for the taking
and tabulating of the population of
New York on which the census of 1920
was enumerated has 3,427 sanitary dis
trict areas. Sixty-six of these in 1910 tl
whose acreage totaled 2,860 then had N
a population of 1,298,057, an average of a
453 persons per acre. If the whole area ,,
of New York in 1910 had been popu
lated as densely as these 2.860 acres p
the equivalent of the whole population b
of the United States, and then some, ni
as In 1910, could have been packed
within the limits of Greater New t(
This number of persons per acre in
congested districts is now reduced to
802, the statement adds.
Of Archeological Interest.
An interesting sequel has occurred ^
to the fire which recently gutted All a
SaintsfTchilrch, Pethara. near Canter- d
bury, says London Answers. During S
the examination of the walls with
a view tCreconstructlon there were
discovered'beneath a layer of piaster
paintings of two consecration crosses
In colors, finely preserved, probably of n
the Thirteenth century. It Is untlei
pated that from these it will be iiossl
ble to determine the approximate date 5
of the consecration of the church.
Arrangements have been made for
the careful removal of all the plaster
and other interesting and, from an
archeological point of view, valuable
discoveries are expected. j t;
Greatest Collection of Americena. r
A wonderful new library In about t
being built In connection with the TJnl- t
verslty of Michigan at Ann Arbor, and
when It la finished It will house the ?
greatest collection of Americana In the ^
world. The collection and library are
the gift of William C- Clements, a f
member of the board of regents of the C
university. The best part of his life /
a great part of his fortune was ^
spent In the collection of rare hooka of ,
American history. The volumes alone
are said to he valued at KIOO.OUO.
The standard kilogram weights from 0
Which all other weights In the t'nited
State- derive their calibration ^isve 1
Just been cliecked by the bureaa of
standards and found to be accurate to
within two one hundred mllUoaUi of j
If your battery could
?peak, how often would
it ask you for a drink of
water? That's an im
portant point in battery
care. If you've bH* '?? ^
little careless this,
bring your battery here
J. S. Deans
Ahoskie, N. C.
For Reeulta, try a HERALD Want
?d. They have paid other, they will
The world'* largest paper machine
makes a stub of paper 12 feet, 2
inches wide, 327 miles loaf every 24
houm, using 110 cords of wood. Three
thousand five hundred acres of polp
j wood are required to furnish the
paper for one day's issue of the news
paper* published in the United States.
A bill to substitute an "aristocracy
of brains for an aristocracy of birth"
: has been presented to.. the British
j House of Comp?v in an effort to re
: cdhsiiruve me nouse of Lotde.' The
i tuoMurrrvwridier lor a .euucti'dn in
members of the npper IiiMsb irom
? 740 to 300, apart from princes of the
; blood. The measure also provides
for the creation of peers for life with
uainheritable titles and privileges.
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The smallest automobile yet "dis
covered" is making its appearance on
the market. It is called the "Corona
j Car," and weighs with motor wheel
attachment, only 176 pounds. The
makers claim that it will give a day's
ride for one dollar.
DELINQUENT TAX SALE
The land listed below will be sold for taxes on the first
Monday in July, 1922. Sale will be held at the Court House
in Winton, N. C.
W intern Township
Addie V. Eure, 5 town lots, Tunis $22.98
B. B. Pearce, Mill Pond, balance on tax .* 11.62
H. R. Rountree, 26 acres ?. 6.83
C. A. Pearce, 297 acres, Jones A Griffin ? 62.31
Herbert Bowser, 25 acres, Jas. Lewis 10.20
Mrs. Jerry Riddick, 2 1-4 acres Riddick 1.51
Claud Slaughter, 40 acres, Allen, balance 6.60
Lewis Vann, 1 lot at Tunis 1.35
Sherman Vann, 22 acres, Clark 11.37
Mrs. Mary E. Eure, Town lot, Tunis 4.82
Frank Barnes 90 acres 18.95
Sallie A. Butler .56
Cornwall Heirs, 2 acres, Cumbo .76
Robert Green's Heirs old home 8.57
Robert Keene, 42 acres, Pat Reynolds 6.65
W. L. MATTHEWS, Tax Collector, Winton Township.
O. W. Brown, Sean Wolf 9.75
W. J. HILL, Tax Collector, Maneys Neck Township.
1 Lehigh Portland Cement |
Liberal Quantity Discounts
= ] m
Special Price to the
| Wholesale Trade J
| J. N. VANN & BROTHER |
1 Ahoskie, N. C. 9
This is to notify all automobile
owners that they must'have their
license on their cars by the first
day of July.
B. SCULL, Sheriff j
IF YOU ARE NOT A SUBSCRIBER TO THE
HERALD, We Believe You Should SUBSCRIBE.
Um This Coupon
Hertford County Herald, Ahoalde, N. C.
Dear Sirs?Enclosed find $ , for which please
enter my subscription for ( 1 year) ( 6 months)
( 3 months.) (place X in one desired.)
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on Barnes-Sawyer Grocery Co.
When you buy your Groceries from us you ere
assured that you are receiving nothing hut the
very best and the freshest, as our stock is re
plenished every few days and nothing is kept
on hand long enough to get stale. You are also
assured that nothing will be in bad condition
when it reaches you, as we are right here at
home and it takes only a short time for the, goods
to reach you. The saving in freight by buying
in large quantities enables us to sell much
cheaper than the average wholesale houses,
and you also save a big per cent of high freight
when you buy from us, as we sure located right
here with you
eery Co. Inc.
Ahoskie, - N. C.
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Sessoms & Forbes Garage
Battery Charting and Vulcanising
Ahoskie, N. C.
Our service has a guarantee behind it and gives
Satisfaction to the most particular customer.
Buy your oils, Gas, and Auto Accessories Here
FREE AIR AND WATER
? NUMBER 11567
Offict of Comptroller of Currency
Washington, D. C., Dec. 28, 1919.
Whereas by satisfactory evidence
resented to the undersigned it haa
een made to appear that
THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK
In the town of Murfreeesboro, in j
le County of Hertford and State of
orth Carolina, has complied with
il the provisions of the Statutes of
le United States required to be com
lied with before an association shall
e authorized to commence the busi
ess of banking.
NOW THEREFORE, I, John Skel
>n Williams, Comptroller of the Cur
ency, do hereby certify that
THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK
n the County of Hertford, and the
tate of North Carolina is authorized
> commence the business of banking
s provided in Section Fifty one hun
red and sixty-nine of the Revised
tatutes of the United States
' Conversion-of the Citizens' Bank at
turfreesboro, N. C.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF wit
ess my hand and seal of office this
wenty-third day of December, 1919.
JNO. SKELTON WILLIAMS,
-12-8t. Comptroller of Currency
Notice of Sale Under Mortgage
By virtue of the power and authori
y given by a certain mortgage, exe
uted by G. O. Hare to L. J. Law
ence, Trustee which is recorded in
he office of Register of Deeds for
he County of Hertford, in book 05,
age 143, the following property will
? sold at public auction, vis:
The tract of land situate in Mur
reesboro Township, H e rt f o r d
Jounty, North Carolina, known as the
tlfred Moore place, adjoining the
tnds of M. D. Gatling, John Hare's
eirs, E. W. Whitley, and the Meher
in river, and containing 90 acres,
tore or leae.
Place of Sale?In front of the post
ffice in Murfreesboro, N. C.
Time of Sale?Saturday, June 10,
922 at 12 M.
Terms of Sale?Caah.
Thia May 4, 1929.
H2-4t. L. J. LAWRENCE, Trustee.
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Having qualified as admisistratrix of
the estate of E. P. Parker, deceased,
late of Hertford County, N. C., this
is to notify all persons having claims
against the estate of said deceased to
exhibit them to the undersigned at
Ahoskie, N. C., R. P. D. num
ber 2, on or before the 8th day of
May, 1928, or this notice will be
pleaded in bar of their recovery.
All persons indebted to said estate
will please make immediate payment
This 8th day of May, 1922.
MRS. CORDELIA PARKER.
Administratrix of E P. Parker.
L. C, Williams, Attorney.
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