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THE ROANOKE NPA\ J,
.1 It ANsociati* i:iiiinr
TiiiinnAv, Sept. 1.1,
There will be a rcKului cciiivncii
lion ol Roanoke ('hapicr SI H A.
M. in Masonic Hull, every HrM and
iliird Wednesday evenings.
A. B, Stainback, Sec y.
LOCAL INT|LLIOE^'" ~
Cool nighis and warm days.
The turnip crop is doing Kne.
Vacaiion is over—now for work
This is (he Hrsc monih for oys
The school bells are ringini;
Now sweei potatoes are on the
Now for the delicious scupper-
Mr. Donald Daniel left Thursday
For Chapel Hill.
Coiion will soon begin lo open
on thellighi land.
Mr. Norment Smith spent Satur
day in Richmond.
It begins to look like we are to
have an early Fall.
Mr. Augustus Travis leFt Thurs
day for Chapel Hill.
Postmaster D. T. Clark spent
Friday in Kichinond.
Mr, Stanford Travis left lust
week for Chapel Hill.
No woman who carries a watch
is sure that it is correct.
Miss Mary Shepherd, oF Rich
mond, is here on a visit.
Mr. Eugene Daniel, oF Peters-
burg, spent Sunday here.
Dr. W. J. Ward and Master
David, spent Monday in Enfield.
Capt. J. S. Barr and daughter,
Miss Eleanor, spent Fridayin Nor-
Mr. Charles Allen left last week
for Raleigh to enter A, & H, Col
Mr. and Mrs R. C. Cornwall
are visiting relatives in Morehead
Rev. L. E. Thompson spent a
ilew days in Richmond, Va., last
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Parber re-
iiurned home Friday From a trip
Miss Cora Wrighi, of Durham,
IS visiting her sister, Mrs. S. B.
Mr. Louis Daniel left last week
to enter the A. & E. College at
Miss Mary Stringer returned
this week from a visit to friends in
Some men who believe in the
division of labor let their wives do
Mr. Blackwell Pierce left last
week to enter the A. & E. College
Dr. R. P. Morehead returned
l-riday from a business trip to Balti
Miss Katrine Wiggins left for
Charlotte where she will enter
Miss Virginia House who has
bien visiting relatives in Newbern,
h IS returned home.
Mr. William B. Josephson has
returned home from a visit to the
n >rthern markets.
Mr. A. F. Stainback, of New
York State, spent a few days in
Weldon last week.
Miss Mary Ellen Travis return
ed home Saturday From a visit to
Friends in Greenville.
Messrs. Clyde and Meade Shep-
h.-rd, oF Richmond, Va., are visi-
t >rs in Weldon this week.
rrimmed hats are booked to re
turn and trimmed husbands will
FuSow as ^miller of course.
Miyot' Green and Mr. H.
L. Grant k*ve returned home
'fi'om > Hwbifi trip lu Norfolk.
Mr. A. s. Sulnback reiurned
Jioioe Friday from i trip ^ Wash
ington and odier poian Mhk,
Mr. (ieorge Smith has reiurned
home from a trip north.
Mr. E. B. Emory, of Salem. Va.,
spent several days here Iasi week.
Miss Eiizaheih Allen, of Waynes-
ville, has been spending a few days
Mr W. L. Stainback and daugh
ter, Miss Eva, of Greensboro, were
visitors here this week.
Miss Willie Black Musgrove re
turned huine this week from a visit
til reliitives in Goldsboro.
Mrs. I. B. Green and Master
John Collins Green,reiurned home
Sunday from a visit to Florida.
I’rof. L W. Pearson, of Dudley,
uriivcd Saturday to accept a posi-
tiiiii in the Weldon High School.
Mr. G. S. Kennard spent sever
al days in Baltimore and Washing
ton, D. C'., during the pa.si week.
Misses Kate and Caroline Dan
iel have returned home from a
visit to relatives in Petersburg,Va.
Mrs. Eva Bishop and daughter.
Miss Virginia, reiurned Monday
from a visit to relatives in Norfolk,
Miss Mary Knight, of Durham,
has arrived in the city to accept a
position in the Weldon Graded
Miss Maud Harris, of Garys,
burg, has arrived in town to ac
cept a position in the Weldon Pub
Mrs. R. O. Edwards and grand
daughter, Miss Margaret Garrett,
of Wilmington, are visiting rela
Miss Bernice Haynie, of Balti
more, arrived Monday to be with
Mrs. P. A. Lewis during the com
Supt. and Mrs. W. C. Allen re
turned to Weldon Friday after
spending a pleasant vacation at
Miss Elizabeth Grant, of North
ampton county, has been spending
a Few days with her cousin. Miss
This is an excellent season to
have that cemetery square cleaned.
Contributions will be gladly accept
ed for this cause.
Mrs. J. A. Harris and daughter,
Miss Virginia, who have been vis
iting relatives in Seaboard, have
Miss Ruth Clark left Friday For
Battleboro where she has accepted
a position as teacher in the high
school of that city.
Mrs. Hawes Coleman and son,
Master Hawes, oF Richmond,spent
a Few days here with friends dur
ing the past week.
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Chadwick,
of Washington, D. C , spent a few
days here during the past week
the guests of relatives.
Miss Carrie Lee Pugh, of Ala
bama, arrived last week to take
charge of the music department of
the Weldon High School.
Misses Ruth Dickens, of Enfield,
and Mildred Campbell, of Halifax,
have returned home after spending
a few days with Mrs. Joe Dickens.
Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Knight re
turned home during the past week
from a delightful vacation spent at
the White Sulphur Springs, ,West
The Good Book tells us that
Satan is to be loosed for a thousand
years. But what we'd like to
know, however, is how long the
old duck has been loose.
At the time of going to press
preparations are being made for
the Shepherd-Morehead wedding
at the Baptist church. We will
have a full account in our next
When you dream of your work
and worry over it, it is time for
you to take a vacation. Don't
think you can’i alford it. It is
cheaper and belter for you to take
it now than to take a longer en
forced leave of absence later.
The so-called equinoctial storm
is due pretty soon, but scieniiflc
men say that there is no such a
thing. Strange that we always
talked about it and saw it and lost
our uinbrclld in ii, and then lo And
out there w»s no such a siorm.
With much pleasure we note
the improvement of the A. C. L.
cros.sing at Fir.",i .street. This
boarded crossing noi only adds to
the appearance to our street but
insures safety also.
COLORED SCHOOL OPENINU.
The Colored Graded School
will begin its fall session on Mon
day, Sept. 17th, 1917. Patrons
of the school are requested to have
their children present on the date
Mr. W. B. Lawson, our genial
ticket agent atthe union station,has
purchased the house and lot ol Mr.
J. T. Pope, on Cedar street. This
piece of property is a desirable one
and Mr. Lawson will greatly im
prove it before moving in.
The United States Civil Service
Commission has announced an ex
amination to be held at Thelma, N.
C.. on October 12, 1917, as a re
suit of which it is expected to make
certification to fill a vacancy in the
position of fourth class postmaster
at Thelma, N. C.
Quite a nice size audience wit
nessed the concert rendered here
Friday night in the opera house by
the Orphan class of ihe Odd Fel-
low.s’ Orphanage of Goldsboro.
The play was delightfully rendered
and those in charge should be
TO BE DISCONTINUED.
It was decided last week in Ral
eigh, by those in authority, that
the best means of lessening the
pjs.senger service ol the S. A. L.,
was 10 discontinue trains Nos. 19
and 20, between Weldon and Nor-
lina. It is said that train between
these points has never paid.
A much needed pharse of work
has been begun in Cedarwood
cemetery. Some of our citizens
have had several squares cleaned
up, and the driveway cleaned of
brush. This work should be car
ried on right now, as labor is easy
to obtain. So a word to the wise
The Weldon Graded School
opened its fall session Tuesday,
Sept. II, the total enrollment
being about .)00.
A great many of the patrons of
the school were present at the
opening exercises which were
conducted by the pastors of the
various churches in Weldon. The
session bids fair to be a very suc
VACATION DAYS OVER.
Tuesday marked the opening of
school, the end of the play and the
beginning of another year of work.
Summer visitors are returning
home and the restlessness which
seems to seize us during the warm
weather settles into the content
ment of routine wor,k. We can
all breath a sigh of relief that the
great educational system of our
community has begun to turn
Three troop trains passed throuKli
last week over the S. A. L. en
route to Anniston, Ala. The Em
poria Independent, speaking of
the soldier boys, says :
“Quite a large delegation went
over to Weldon to say farewell to
the boys as they passed through.
Tliere were three sections, totaling
,S7 cars, it being past midnight
when the last passed. Those thai
went over, however, were game,
ard waited until the last section to
give the soldier boys soineihing
good to eat."
DID THEIR DUTV WELL.
It appears that the local exemp
tion board of this county did their
work well, at least the district
board hasn't done much reversing.
The local board was, of course,
handicapped in some instances
where people well known wanted
exemption. But It remembered
its oath; it knew its duty and pro
ceeded along judicial lines. There
fore the board is to be congratula
ted upon the work they have dune
It is a mistalce to forget a favor.
HI.^E WEDNESDAY MORNINQ.
Fire coinpk'tcly destroyed the
warehouse of the Shaw Cotton
Mills, in South Weldon, Wednes
day morning about I MS a. m.
Ladies Hats, nice line of Gage
hats, all the Velvets and Velours,
in the popular shades—taupe and
purple. Come in and inspect my
stock before buying elsewhere.
Miss Annie MtinuN,
Rosemary, N. C
MEETINQ TO COMMENCE.
A protracted meeting will begin
in the Baptist church in Halifax
on the 5th Sunday in this month
at 11 o'clock. The pastor will be
aided by Rev. R. F. Staples, of
Emporia, Va. Public cordially
invited to attend these services.
THE RED CROSS.
The Red Cross headquarters have
been moved to the Daniel building.
We now occupy the old A. C.
House Lumber Co.'s office.
We are busy making hospital
supplies. We begin knitting in a
few days. All ladies who can take
pan in this work come to the of
fice Friday afternoon. We meet
every Friday afternoon at 4:00
The War Relief Fund is now
due. Please see Mr. R. S. Travis,
treasurer, at the Weldon Bank
and Trust Co.
A girl's watch is usually more
ornamental than useful.
This world is willing to tolerate
a lazy man who has money.
The man who is near the bottom
of the ladder hasn't far to fall.
When a woman is unwilling to
talk she has nothing whatever to
The man who lives in the past
carries his headlight on the wrong
Many of us choose notoriety now
rather than fame when we are
Success is merely a matter of
doing the right thing at the right
Why doesn't some genius start
a correspondence school of expe
It takes a lot of courage to ena
ble a woman to admit that she is
Look at the Foundation oF the
ladder of fame before attempting
to climb it.
As a matrimonial prize a homely
girl makes good more often than a
It is just as well to look out for
the man who is always looking out
A man thinks he's just as good
as anybody when he goes to church
in the rain.
When a girl shows a young man
a picture of herself she expects
him to ask for it.
A woman isn't satisfied if her
husband's life is an open book—
unless it is a checkbook.
Many a good woman thinks she
has discharged her duty to her
husband by praying for him.
As long as the earth is inhabited
men and women will continue to
stir up trouble for each other.
If men were compelled to prac
tice what they preach most of
them would give up preaching.
This is difficult for a woman :
I'o believe the nice little things she
tells other, women about her hus
On the 25th of September, the
Neuse River Association will meet
in the 1st Baptist church of Wel
don, of which Rev. J. W. Faulk is
pastor. This is a large body of
Christian men and women, num
bering about 600. On account of
the high cost of everything to eat,
and the large number of people to
care for, we are compelled to call
upon our white friends for help,
and we beg you in the name oFthe
Lord, to aid us in this worthy un
dertaking. We will be very thank
ful for money, or anything from a
herring to a ham, or from a potato
to a cabbage. We have secured
the colored Odd Fellows' Hall for
a commissary, and Rev. J. W.
Faulk and Mr. C. P. Anthony will
be on hand the 21st, 22nd and
24th to receive contributions at
this hall. Flour, lard, meal, meat,
sugar and coPee are among the
things most needed in large or
small quantities. We expect to
feed most of the folks at this hall.
Those oF you who will not find it
convenient to send what you may
give to the hall, a committee will
wait upon you and thankfully re
ceive your contribution. A list of
donors and what they give will be
accurately kept. We have never
appealed to our white friends in
vain, and as this is a laudable pur
pose, we believe you will respond
Special Commjttee — B. F.
Hawkins, June Long, Tom Dan
iel, A. Drewry, C. P. Anthony,
Ned Eppes, R, J. Perry. W. S.
Miller. K. C. Blark, J. H. Boyd.
J. W. Faulk, Pastor.
J. H. Boyd, C erk.
I WEIDON 33 YEARS AQO™]'
prom the Roanoke News, Sept
Mr. J. L. Bass killed a mad dog
in town yesterday.
Col. Burton's speech at Grove
Hill was highly complimented.
Mr. Waller E. Daniel will speak
at Garysburg next Saturday.
Miss Jessie Stainback who has
been visiting friends and relatives
in Petersburg, Va., returned home
The position of music teacher
at Central Institute for young la
dies has been tendered to Miss M.
M. Yates, of Greensboro.
We note of late that counterfeit
dimes are getting quite numerous
in this section.
Miss Cookie Pierce's school
The finest cotton we have seen
for many years is at Day's & Roads
and belongs to Dr. I. E. Green.
We learn that Ex-Sheriff New
born, colored, was nominated for
the Senate from the district com
posed of Northampton and Bertie
counties. We hope that high-toned
gentleman. Captain Mason, will be
Mr. J. W. Briggs, of the Dan
ville Times, spent a few days in
town last week visiting friends.
Capt. W. H. Smith had charge
of the Scotland Neck branch a few
days last week.
W. W. Long, Esq., of Warren,
has been appointed Chief Mar
shall of the next fair, and a good
one he will make.
On Thursday last at the resi
dence of J. J. Goodwyn the bride's
uncle in this county, by the Rev.
W. L. Cunninggim, Miss Willie
Goodwyn, of Petersburg, Va., to
Mr. Thomas Bain, of Richmond,
Why Not Get Youk Pupils
TO Sign This?—1 want to help
make our town a better place in
which to live and to this end I I
promise to the best of my ability: j
1.—I will help you to clean up
yards, streets and alleys.
2.—I will plant flower seeds, j
bulbs, vines, shrubbery, etc. I
3.—1 will help to make a garden
and keep the yard in good condi-1
4.“I promise not to deface lences ;
or buildings; neither will I scatter :
paper or rubbish in public places. !
■S.—1 will not spit upon the floor 1
of any building. |
b.—I will try to infiuence others I
to help to keep our town clean.
7.—I will protect birds and ani- ,
mals anO all property belonging to |
8.—I will promise to be a true,!
I may not be able to do all these I
things, but I will do as much as 1 |
can to help our town and commu
Advertised Letters. — The
following is a list of letters remain
ing ‘‘uncalled for" in the Weldon
5. L. Keeter.
Persons calling for above letters
will please say “advertised," giv
ing date of advertising.
D. T. Clark, P. M.,
Weldon, N. C.
Sept. 10, 1917.
Buy Now and Save Money
On a Hudson Super-Six
Over 50 makes have already ativanceU
In price. Hudsons, too must cust mure.
Nearly every make of car, except the Hudson,
has lately increased in price.
(^ars that sold at $ 1200 and $ I -100 now cost about
as much as a Super-Six. Since January, 51 makers
of automobiles have announced price increases
amounting to $100 to $700.
The necessity of buying materials on today’s mar
ket has forced these increases.
Steel costs five times as much as it did at ihe be
ginning of the war. Cotton, rubber—all items that
enter into the manufacture of an automobile—now
cost more than ever before.
Hudsons will cost more when the present stock
of materials, bought last year at lower prices, is ex-
jhausted. There is no way of avoiding it. The
price advantage that other cars once held no longer
Hudson has been the most wanted car, regardless
of price, li w ill be more popular than ever now
ihai cheaper cars have advanced in price.
We know ihc number of cars from present materi
al supplies that we are to get. Ai the rate of present
sales present prices cannot be continued long. Some
models will he advanced in price within one month.
Now is the lime lo gel a Hudson Super-Six. Have
its use the remainder of the summer and throughout
the fall. Save ihe money that delay will necessi
tate your paying tor a Hudson.
Barnes & Gregory,
Distributors for Halifax, Nurthainptun and Warren Counties.
WELDON, North Carolina.
Clearance of All
We have marked for quick mov
ing several lots
of good merchan
dise that means
dollars of saving to the lucky purchaser.
One Lot Kool Cloth and Palm Beach
One l.ot Klee & Hutchins Shoes in blacks
and tans that sold for $6 at
Ladles Whjte Skirts done up in (cood styfe at 95c.
Women’s and Children’s White Canvas
Lot Shirts to choose at
Odds and Hnds from $1 and $| SO lines
W ith Ihe above is included a lot o( Dry Goods. Colored Li
Waists. Btc. Come In and let us show you how we have ir
ubie Koods to make room for the new fall k^o^s.
wns and Voiles. SkirtinKS, Shirt
irked down our stock of season-
1-hUft'TKi-i''''"'rT'•*r7'T-' ^F"'' i"
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Freedom exists only in our
minds; no man is free.
Shoes! - Sloes!
The Latest Engllth Patterns—«
style for every taste. Also a com
pute line ot Children’s SkuHers.
To be convinced call and Inspect
my Fall and Winter Stock.
ELECTRIC SHOE REPAIHINGSHOP.
Ail Shoes repaired promptly and
at reasonable prices.
WfcLDON SHOE STORf,
L, KITTNBR, Prop,
opposite Bostoffioe, WELDON, S.C.
The Marinon Car $3100
The Haynes CarJ$1595
The Inter-State Car $955
A N .l>
The Smith Form A Ti uck $350
And a Ford or any other engine
For Halifax, Northampton, Bertie and Hertford
■•“AT V(3l H SKUVICh:^
F . S. F I S O N .
First Street, WELDON, N. C.
T II K
Capital asd kphs, $60,000.
WE INVITE YOUR AQCOIJNT.
4* PAID ON SAVINGS DEPARTMENT.
'. K. tlANtEL,
J. o. drake,
’ SulMcrllM to Tkc Roanok* N*wa. Only $1.50 per year In
Advance. Ailvcrttoinc Ratu Reasonable.
Notice of Sale.
Hy Virtue of thi‘power cunferrej up-
n mt* in a <lee«l of truHt cxocuted on
April 9, bv II. K. Chappell and
ttitu'happell, liiH wile, and recorUeU
I tlio Ki>KlMtry of Halifax county, in
Uierem secured, I will <
Monday, September 24th, 19I7«
ul 1- o'clt)ck M.. oH»*r fur Halo at public
auction to the liigheMt bidder for catsh
at thi* court house door in Halifax, N.
('., llie undivided one^tliird int(>re8t uf
H. K. Chappell, as tenant in commoM
with ICdward ('happen and utbera, ia
and to that tract or parcel of land situ
ate ill FaucrttH townKhip, Halifax coun
ty. N. C!,, adjonun(f the landH of 0«
horue ’I'oney. Captain llawkiuH and
othei8, hounded and ilet<(>ril)ed as ful-
lows, to-wit: On the noith by the Kob
ercton tract; on the Houth by the lan<l«
of (>ni)orni< Toney and Nance Greeo; on
the ea8l by the public road; and on the
west by the branch: suppoHed to contain
aboat one hundred, eighty-four and oui«-
half (IMi) acres, and known as the K .•
ward Chi^peUfarm, aud iieiagthe t-lru-
tical ttaet of laad purchased by Edward
Chappell. 8r., H. L. chap^i, aad tkt’ ^
ward Chappell, Jr., from Mra. Sarah M.
Harper, and M. S. lies by deeds record*
ed in Halifax CounW Kegistry, the ooe
in book 131 pafe 44^ and the othei
August 23, 19l<. *
J. P. BUNN, Tnutee, -
F. B HPRUILL, Attorney.