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IKSDAY, SEPT. 1 1, 1919.
. I.. J. Moiirc speiil Tuesday
W. T. Shaw spent Ijsi
d^iy in Kakitili.
. W. B. Tillery, of Baliimore,
n town Iasi week.
D. B. Zollicotfer is visiiing
ves in SmiitiKeld.
B. B. Pope, of Norfolk, is
ng relaiives in town.
’ss Frances Johnston left Mon-
for Meredith College.
Iss Lillie Stuinback has re
ed to Greenville, S. C.
W. S. Wilkins, o( Norfolk,
snini! relatives in town,
r. T. T. Hicks, of Henderson,
I last Thursday in town
iss Marry Barr, of Norfolk, is
iiuCapt. and Mrs J S. barr.
J. B. Tilghinaii is visilini!
[fives in Mecklenburg cuituiy,
H. S. Spruill, uf kucky
|int, spent Iasi ihursduy in
and Mrs. t. ;V1 Snipes
: returned from a trip lu New
jlr. Colton Muore, ut Heiilurd
nty, spent the pasi te« days in
. J. S. Turner and children
fljit returned home Inim a visii
_ke^sl^. W. II, Capeli, Jr . and
dpper Lireeory Ich Munouy lui
Mr. jnd Mrs, W. L Ki>it*tii are
*^int> relatives and lrle^d^ in
Hiss Kaie Garrett » (io hji tieen
eni during the hot seasnn. has
iicu to Weldon.
W. K. Cullom, ol Kaleigli,
|upied the pulpit ol the Baptist
urch, Iasi Sunday. 1
itisses Elizabeth Vaughan and i
try Lily Blalock left Tuesday
C>r. J. E. Shields and Mr. A.
ul Kiichin, of Scotland Neck,
Ire in town last week.
J. S. Barr and daughter
jss Eleanor, spent several days
'jreenville, last week.
Mrs. T. C. Harrison who has
tn spending some time in New
prk, has returned home.
E. D. Purnell who has
^n spending some time at Green-
Vu., has returned home.
Narcissa Riddick, of Hal-
|h, who has been visiiing rela-
> in town, has returned home.
. Misses Ida Sledge, Mary Pierce,
«d Foster Shaw left Wednesday
• Greensboro ('ollege for Wo-
Messrs. J. M. Trueblood and
ini Chadwick, of Washington,
C., are visiting relatives in
iMiss Eunice Clark, of Washing-
n, D. C., who has been visiiing
latives in Weldon, has returned
‘Misses Williams, Bridgers, Dick-
Keid, Harris and Pugh, teach-
i in the public school, arrived
jMr. and Mrs. H. V. Bounds
pd Miss Willie Black Musgrove
^ve reiurned from a visit to New
i Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Hardison
pd children, who have been visit-
relatives in New Bern, have
I.Misses Susie Parker and Bessie
Jwen left last week for Rocky
louni, where they will teach in
le public school.
Mrs. L E. Green and little
•ughier, Miss Grace, who has
ten visiiing relatives in Virginia,
ave returned home.
Masters Alex Johnson, Sterling
llackwell Pierce, Grainger and
t'illiam Pierce visited relatives in
[joldsboro, last week.
Mrs. N. M. Austin who has
ken visiiing relatives in town for
Ihe past two months has returned
|o her home in Norfolk.
Misses Eleanor and Sarah Ed
vards, of Kinston, who have been
Visiting their aunt, Mrs. W. A.
?ierce, have returned home.
Messrs. Whii. A, Johnston,
Jack Johnston, M. Nelson, W. H.
Nicholson and J. P. Pippen, of
Liiileton, were in lown Monday.
Mr. C. P. Bounds, of South
Weldon, was elected County Com
missioner last week to fill the va
cancy caused by the resignation
of Mr. J. E. Branch.
Mrs. Holland, grandmother of
Mrs. D. B. ZollicolTer, Mrs. Bla
lock and daughter, of Porismouth,
and' Mrs. Baker, of Smiihlield,
visited Dr. and Mrs. D. B. Zolli-
coffer last week.
B. Y. P. U.—On Tuesday after
noon the Senior B. Y. P. U., held
4ts regular weekly meeting as a
demonstration meeting in Enfield
Baptist Church. Our young folks
were at their best and conducted a
very creditable meeting. As usu-
i al the EnReld people gave us a
hearty welcome. H.
Fall Millinery Opening.—
You are invited to attend my Fall
Opening of the latest styles in hats
and millinery novelties, Thursday
and Friday, September 11 and 12,
Miss Annie Medlin,
■Rosemary, N. C.
Whole-Timh Health Officer.
—Dr. P. C. Cuner, of Wake coun
ty, has been appointed whole-iime
Health Officer for Halifax couniy
Dr. Carter comes highly recom
mended and bids fair to do nvich
good. Dr. Carter’s salary will be
$3,000 a year, the county paying
one-half and the State the other.
We are pleased to state that Dr.
Carter will make his headquarters
Smallwood, a colored man, was
accidentally killed at the hard wood
mill, in town last Thursday. It
seems they were unloading a car
load of logs and in taking the
standards out so the logs could be
taken from the car, one rolled off
catching Smallwood between the
logs, which caused his-death in a
few hours. He was warned not
to unload the logs so recklessly
I but paid 110 aiieniion to the warn
ing of those wofking with him.
l)K«rHOKMRS. John E.Mohe-
cocK —We regret to announce
liie death of Mrs. John E More-
cdck, which occurred ut the resi
dence of her son, Mr. William
Miirccock, on last Thursday. Mrs.
Mol ecock had enjoyed good health
tor one of her extreme age, 83
years—up 10 about three weeks
ago, when she suffered a stroke of
paralysis. The funeral took place
laM Friday and the interment was
ai ilie lamily burying ground. We
have known this good woman for
many years and can truthfully say
she was a most lovable Christian
woman. Our sympathy goes out
to the bereaved ones.
The Year's Crops.—The year
1919 is turning out more or less
of a disappointment in its crop pro
duction. Early in the season the
indications were for a bumper crop
in' almost every line, but the final
showing is that during the sum
mer the promise of the earlier sea
son has been over taken by dam
aging weather, and the totals are
far below the earlier estimates.
Colton will not much exceed an
11.000.000 bale crop, which is a
million bales below last year, and
last year was not up to the average
of the last five years. The cotton
crop will be one of the smallest in
many years, and unless the esti
mates are revised it will be the
smallest crop, with about two ex
ceptions since 1903.
The corn crop is larger than
last year, but last year's crop was
below the average by 150,000,000
bushels. Wheat instead of ex
ceeding a billion bushels will fall
60.000.000 bushels short of the
billion. Potatoes are less than last
year and less than an average crop
for the last live years. Tobacco
less than last year, but greater
than the crop average. Sweei po
tatoes will be more abundant. But
all the crops, with a few insignifi
cant exceptions, will be smaller
than was anticipated at ihe begin-
ning of the season.
Nev County HoME.-^Vlr. G.
C. Green has been authorized by
ftie Board of County Commission-
' ers to purchase 30 acres of land
lying on the Weldoa and Halifax
road for the location of the new
couniy home, which is to be erect
ed soon. This new home for ihe
county’s unfonuoate will be mod
em in every reapaet.
Times Have Changed.—Time
was once, and not as long ago, but
what it is in the memory uf some
besides "ihe oldest inhabitant,"
when the "newspaper man" in a
small town was a man of some im
portance and was the recipient of
many courtesies. If an entertain
meni for the church was given ii
special invitation was sent the Edi
If a family gathering or a
birthday party was on foot the Ed
itor was an appreciated guest Be
sides this many big watermelons,
waiters of fruit and other good
things found their way to the news
paper office. Of course these cour
tesies were paid for in printer's
ink but then ii was nice to be re
membered and many friendships
were begun and continued Ihai
originated in these little mutual
courtesies. But times have changed
In spite of the fact that white pa
per and printer's ink have ad
vanced in price at a corresponding
ratio to other things, the town pa
per may prim all the local happen
ings, tell who is visiting, who has
company and who they are, give
glowing accounts of all the mar
riages and long eloquent obituaries
when the dark angel enters the
home and tries to give a fair and
impartial report of the news in
general, little thanks or notice is
ever wasted on the man who, how
ever poorly ii may be done is al
ways-“on the job" and sees that
the paper is out on rime. If some
one is by accident overlooked or
there happens to be a dearth ol
news there are always some to
criticize and say hard things which
are almost sure to reach the print
er's ears, but as a general thing
tlie good things are not said and
in the “hand outs," the Editor “is
noiinii." We expect to be criti
cised and know we often make
mistakes but a friendly word or act
helps to make even a newspaper
man feel better and if you expect
K> have any flowers for us when
we are gone give us a leaf now
and (hen while we can enjoy it and
don’l spend dollars in floral offer
inn for our bier. If we make a
misiake, come and tell us and we
will iry to correct it but do give
your town paper a chance and give
iiits proper pl(i:e in tiie commu-
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-AND TO DO IT WITHOUT INTERRUPTION.
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to us that this truck was one that we could offer as the one which most economically and effectively
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Pay for a Corbitt Motor
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Likely you are figuring on bettering your transportation facilities and are thinking of the only worth
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WELDON. N. C.
CORHITl" MOTOR TRUICK CO .
HENDERSON, N. O.
we" iIIIVIhe- h,
The Wedding Hour Draws Nigh
The face of the happy bride beams in anticipation of the lovely
gifts her wedding day will bring. What will your gift be? We
have devoted special care to wedding gifts this season and
have the very things brides love most.
iuvtawiiti Cut Suss
And, he will approve of it, because he will see (hat there is consiani
cold, dry-air circulaiion.
No lainted or spoiled foods. The health of the family is safe-guarded
f you use the modern AUTOMATIC, "The Ftrftci Helrigeraior.”
Uses less ice than ihe old-mcthod kind. Saves ice bills as well as
food bills—and doctor's bills.
Welk Fmituro CompaDf,
WELDON, N. C.
HALIFAX COTTON ASSOCIATION
TO MEET AT THE COURT HOUSE
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 18TH.
a Southern coffee &»*
ing the best coffee
The Rei^y-Taylor Compat\y
Thanks. — Since being once
more settled in our home in which
the fire occurred April 26, we feel
that we wish in this way to express
our sincere ihanks and apprecia
tion for the many kindnesses
shown us since that time, although
it has been four months of severe
strain, hard work, and many in
conveniences Our friends have
been more than kind, and we wish
we coulf* lake each one by the
hand and tell them how much their
kind thoughtfulness is appreciated
and how much it meant to us.
This we cannot do, but we can let
(hem know that we are not un
grateful and (heir kindness has
helped in many ways. We trust
that in some way we may reiurn
this kindness in a substantial way,
but for Ihe present, we would say,
we thank you all.
Mrs. Ida Wilkins,
Mis$ Laura Poters.
May Be Yours For the Tak
ing—Did you ever stop to think
that all the best things in life come
without cost to ourselves? They
are given freely. The things that
in their value are without money
and beyond price are also in the
method of their acquisition with
out money and without price. Ev
ery life is rich in the measure ihai
it has discovered and possessed
these treasures. A man may pay
many thousands oF dollars for the
painting of a sunrise, and yet it
never will be nearly so beautiful,
so inspiring, so valuable as the
sunrise itself, a spectacle which the
poorest may enjoy without the ex
penditure of so much as a cent.
All our works of art, costly as they
may be, are bul imitatioiis of ihe
originals, which, while far exceed
ing them in beauiy, may be ours
for the taking.
We refuse to get excited over
the tip that Sahara may be reclaim
ed. Also we doubt the advisability of
reclaiming it at present. The wurld i
has need of about all its sand. I
Nothing jars a man so much as .
Every farmer and business man 1 discovery has married ^
who is interested in the success of I ® *‘>"’8n who delights in coming ,
Ihe Colton Association, and who ] i^own to his office and putting |
wants to know what the association ^ things in order. ^
has been doing to get the organiza
lion perfected, is requested to at
tend ihe meeting at ihe court house
Thursday, September 18th, at 11
o’clock a. m. Everybody should
remember that the success of this
movement depends on the support
given by the farmer and business
man. All commercial interests
have iheir organizations for im
proving their business, while the
farmer as a whole is less organ
ized than any class of people. Our
success lies in successful organiza
tion and co-operation. The aim of
the Cotton Association is to perfeci
plans whereby the farmer can se
cure beiter prices for his cotton.
Every one is interested in this, and
so all who can, be present at the
meeting on the 18th.
. Frank Shields, Chr.,
F. G. Tarbox, Sec’y.
What Do You Want With
Money,—It’s len thousand times
harder to be generous, it is easy
enough to give a poor woman
dollar, but when it comes to follow
ing a straight line, being just in all
things, just to God, jusi lo your
family, just to your children, just
10 all men, it is a different thing.
Some men are never just to their
wives. They pay their cook $5
very willingly Saturday night, but
when Ihe hard-working, economi
cal, painstaking wife asks for a lit
tie money on Monday he will say,
"Oh, wife, what do you want with
WE HANDLE THE BEST
FLOUR ON EARTH.
It makes the finest, flakiest, whitest bread. The lightest bis
cuits. The mosi brittle and appeiizing pie crust. The most
superb cake. Ask us about it, try it, and you will be con
HOME OF CHASE » SANBORNS COFFEES AND TEAS
Should Read Mrs. Monyhmn’a
Letter Publuhed by
. jrirvg th« time 1
t.as lookiDf forward
tc tbo coiOing of my
tittlo one that I am
r«commtndiDg U to
Igift to DMly that
. tnougbt I coaid
oot Uvt, but after
taklDK tnreo bottles
of LrdiME. Pink-
CompooBdl waa eo*
tirely relUved of
nearalcia* t baa
gained U atrength
and waa able to go
aroand and do all
.— baby wlwi
cnootba old weighed 19 poooda nd 1 feel
betur thaa I E*r» foralor^"—
MASON’S aUART JABS
Full Line of SOAPS
& TOILET GOODS
Be^r bad any me^cine
I ffle M
Good health dorisg mataratty U »
most important factor to both mother
and cbil^ and manr letters h^e^l^a
received to tiui ty^a E. Pinkbam
Medicine Co., Lyan, Matt.. ulUag ot
health reatOT^durinf this t^ing Mriod
by the uie of Lydia E- Pinkbam aVi
SALESIVIAN WANTED-to solic
it orders for lubricating »ils,
greases and paints. Salary or cum -
mission. Address The Lennox.
Oil & Paint Co., Cleveland, O.
For SALE.—One 5-passenger
Chevrolet, in firsi-class coii<h-
tion. Terms cash. Apply lo
Weldon, N. C.
Sale of Land for Taxes
i wtii eeJi to the hifhMt bidder for
G*«h at the court houee door in the
tawd of HaliCnz, on Monday, Oct. 6
WMj the foUowing described land* in
fidWTwood township, for taxes and
fOilt for year 1V18:
i, 0. Heptinstali, 900 acres, Home
Ifn. U. M. Ue^nitaii, 431 acres,
Sandeis place, 170. w
Brooks Parham, 917 aeree, Jackson
W. £. M1CH0L80N,
• Tax Coilaotor Buttenrood Township.
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