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SAIjE of RE/Vl^ ESTATE AT AUCTION
Business and Residential Lots on Washington Avenue, Sycamore, Third and Firth Streets, in Weldon, N. 0.
g: MONDAY, OCT. 13th, at 10:30 a. m.S
DESCRiPIION OF THE PROPERTY TO BE OFFERED.
In Weldon, N. C., butinesa and residential lot> on Waabinfton Avenue, Sytamore, Third and Flltb Streets. Home block ol B. Clark, between Plilh, Sixth and Sycamore Streets.
Campbell Place. 165x150 leet, corner Sycamore and Third Streets. Pope Place. 75x150 leet, Fifth and Sycamore Streets; Block Third Street and Washington Avenue: other properties,
Clark's Bottom; two houses and lots, west side Kallroad: all beautiful property. Only available business property In the city and closest-ln residence property. In the business and best residential sections.' three blocks from the depot. Washington Ave
nue Is the main business street and Sycamore the principal residence street of the city. All streets are Macadam, sidewalks paved, electric lights, city water and sewerage on these properties, stores, schools and churches convenient. Railroad connections
and throuf h trains to all points on the Atlantic Coast Line and Sekboard Air Line Railroads. No better location In which to live, or Iniwhich to establish that business ol yours. Weldon, as you know. Is progressive and Its ideal localion makes It accessible
from all points do. take a look at these properties today. SALE CONDUCTED BY Attend the sale Monday. Oct. 13th. at 10:30 A. M.fl
Petersburg, Va tireenville.N C,
Atlantic Coast Realty Company, Agents,
‘The Name that Justifes
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The Reily-'jR^Ior Gmpaoy
A LIMITED QUANTITY
OF SLAB WOOD CUT
Weldon, N. C.
E ROANOKE NEWS
Thuhsday, Oct. 9. 19I9.
he petnul crop is very line.
arewell sunstrokes For 1919.
ersimmnns will soon be ripe,
oasiing eirs are gening scarce,
he nighis are Ane—for sleeping.
0 more waiermelons until next
ov for 'possum and sweet po-
he trees are puiiing on brown
0 err is feminine—to forgive,
The horn of the hunier is heard
t is lime tor squirrels lo cut
Some men just can't foot a bill
Down with your carpels and up
Ih your stoves.
No longer an object of inierest—
Last year's flannel is geiiing a
It Is “the last rose of summer
ai is blooming alone."
It will soon be time for "Miss
keeier, ” to bid us Urewell.
\ .Mr J. 1- Howell mid Miss
] Nora Pjiiersoii, ol Richmond,
speiii Sunday in lowii
jVIis. h I . (!lark who lias been
j visinnK Ml ihe wesicrii pan (if ihe
[Siair. lias rcuirned home.
Ml'. jiiJ Mrs W. 0. Normeni,
, o; WasliiiiKioii, D C., spent Sun-
j djy M'lili Capi. W. K. Smilh.
j ,Wc>'irs. 'A', b, Daniel and S. M.
I Gary .syeiii several days ai Lake
I Siiiiili, near Norloik Iasi week.
Messis. K.Jberi Musgrove and
WilJiaiii Jonosion, ol A. & E.
t-o.icKi', speiii Sunday in lown.
Avoid cliillt i.Hiins III ilic morn
ing hy i.ole’s Hoi Blast
Hejiers liici prL'vciii colds and
C,pi and Mrs, I’hilip Moore
(el'i MiiiiJay hii’ (ireenstioro and
Ashcvilk- wiK-re iliey will spend
Mi.s. (laviii 1 lyiiiaii and Miss
Hilid l* ’pe spent ilie week end
in KifliiiMiw! uiili Misse.s IJrace
and lidiili Jones.
c.liicken salad and sandwiches
will he served ai the park on Mon
day, Uci. I3ih, by ladies of ihe
Mr. and Mrs. John T. Waring,
of .VIoreheadCiiy.speni Iasi Thurs
day nighi in lown. They were
en route to Brunswick county, Va,,
to visit relatives and friends.
Mrs, J, L. Howell and daughier,
Miss Edna, and Miss Elizabeth
Wanihen, of Richmond, spent Ihe
week end in town, the guests of
Mr, and Mrs, E. G. Garlick.
Dr. Oscar Hayward, of New
York, addressed ihe people of
Weldon last Sunday night at the
Baptist church, his subject being
the abolition of capital punishment.
Mr. John Randleman hasarrived
home from France, having been
I'oncrably discharged from the
army. His many friends are glad
indeed to exiend the welcome
l-'ederal reserve board says that
prices of food and clothing are
coming down, but the persons to
whom we apply for food and cloth
ing do not seem to be acquainted
with the federal beard.
Be content with your lot, es
pecially if it is a lot of money.
Babies are coupons nl interest
attached to bonds of matrimony.
Go now yount; ladies and gen
tlemen 10 ijaiher ferns and leaves.
Many a woman keeps a dark se
cret in a botile labelled "hair dye."
Miss Kale Tilghman spent sev
eral days in Portsmouth last week.
Bachelors frequently rail against
the married state, but spinsters
Miss Edna Neville, of Enfleld,
is visiting her sister, Mrs, Dossey
Rev. N. C. Duncan, Arch DeaS
con of ihis Diocese, was in town
Mrs. E. H, Smith was called to
Greenville Saturday on account of
death in family.
Mrs, Madison Armistead and
children are visiting relatives at
South Hill, Va.
When December weds May, the
laiter is api lo forget that she is
Miss Bessie Owen who teaches
school at Rocky Mount, spent the
week end in town.
Mrs. J. T, Dawson left for Ports
mouth, Va., Thursday, where she
will in future reside.
An old bachelor says men are
geese, women ducks and birds of
feather flock together.
Pike,—On last Tuesday morn-
ing about 8 o'clock the lire alarm
was turned on. It was discovered
that Ihe lire was at the residence
of Miss Blanche Johnson, on Elm
street. The cause of the lire was
the explosion of an oil range. The
flames were soon extinguished.
The "White Elephant."—
The ladies of the Episcopal church
gave a most enjoyable festival at
the hall last Friday night. Cool
drinks and many useful articles
were disposed of for the benefit of
the church, Remnanis of the old
Weldon String Band of thiriy
years ago, made music for the oc
To Our Subscribers,—In a
few days we will begin sending out
statements to our subscribers. We
will be very glad indeed, if each
one, when ihe statemenl is received,
will send us the money. li is a
small amount, but it will help us
very much. Don'i put this little
matter olT, saying to yourself I'll
pay ii it in a short time. But set
tle today and be through with it.
ROrtNOKE Very Low.—Accord
ing to Ihe official records the Roa-
noko River has been lower during
the past week than it has been in
thirty years. Now would be a
good time to haul gravel from the
bed of Ihe river. It is the Hnest
gravel we have ever seen. We
remember one yeat', while Mr. E.
Clark was street commissioner,
this gravel was put on the streets
and it made a good street for a
number of years. Those in need
of good gnvel would do well lo
tike advannge of ihe low water.
I An Addition TO THE Wei.don
! Motor Company's Building,—
‘ The contract has been made and
I work will soon be commenced
whereby an addition will be made
to Ihe Weldon Motor Company's
already large building. 29 x 129
feel will be added to ihe east .side.
The front will be of plate glass and
red pressed brick. Mr. R. T
Daniel has the contract which is a
guarantee that the work will be
New Dwellings to be Erect
ed,—Mrs, I, E, Green has sold
the beautiful corner lot on Syca
more and Pourih streets to Mr.
Craig Cornwall. This is one of
the most desirable locations in
town Mr, Cornwall will begin
the erection of a tine residence at
no distant day,
Mrs, I, E. Green will begin in
a few days the erection of a hand
some residence on her lot adjoin
ing the lot recently purchased by
Mr, Oaig Cornwall,
would be a most jsxcelleni point
for a tobacco warehouse. Already
quite a number of our farmers are
raising tobacco and if we had a
local market a great many would
plant. There are no Hner tobacco
lands in the State than is found
in this vicinity. The tobacco crop
is housed in August, the month of
leisure, when laborers could be
employed without going from
home. What say our energetic,
the sem-annual meeting of the
Baraca class, M. E. church last
Sunday, the following officers were
President, H. V. Bounds.
Vice-president, C. P. Bounds.
Secretary, J. W. Powell.
Treasurer, J, 1. Wyche,
Orp. treasurer, H, D. Allen.
Libraian, N. M, Shearin,
Press reporter, E. L. Hayward.
Teacher. W. L, Knight.
Assistant teacher, O. W, Pierce.
It Can't Be Done.—Ii's just
as easy for you to eat enough in
one day to last you a week, as it is
for the business man to advertise
enough in one week to Iasi him a
year. The business man who
thinks he is like a camel and can
make a long journey across the
desert of business on one spurt of
advertising will find himself very
dry long before he has reached the
first oasis But we are not kicking.
Just look ai our advertising col
U. D. C.—The Junius Daniel
Capter U. D, C., were entertained
on Wednesday of last week at the
home of Mrs. R. S. Travis and
held a very interesting meeting.
A report of the years work showed
that the chapter is still alive, and
while not as much work as usual
was done, the ladies hope to do
better in the coming year. Mrs.
R. S. Travis and Mrs. L. C. Dra
per were elected delegates to an
nual convention now in session ai
High Point. The ladies will meet
November 4th, with Mrs H. D,
Meeting at Presbyterian
Church.—Sunday morning, Oct,
12, at 11 a- m,. Rev, C, O. Pardo
of the Presbyterian church will
open a six day evangelistic meet
ing in the Weldon Presbyterian
Mr, Pardo has recently returned
from army work with the United
States army. For over eighteen
months Mr. Pardo was instructor
in music, being located at Camp
Hancock, Augusta, Ga.
There will be evening services
every evenii^ at 8 o'clock through
the week. The public is cordially
invited to attend these services.
WANNTED — A good farmer,
with own team to farm on
shares. Apply to
EuisBqnd, Weldon, N. C.
Fast Driving.—There should
surely be a speed limit, at least in
the down town section of Ihe
streets of Weldon. It is alarming
to see at what rate people run
their cars on the congested por
tion of our streets, especially 2nd
slreei to Batchelor's Opera House
where this is always, more or less,
the case, li is a wonder ihai more
accidents have noi occurred here
and when some serious fatality is <
caused by this reckless driving it
will be too late to repair the dam
age. The old adage "an ounce of
prevention, etc.," holds good in
this case and we hope "a word to
the wise will be sufficient,"
Beautiful Lines.—The follow
ing beautiful hnes were wriiten by
the late H. S. S. Cooper, while
silting on the front porch of his
son in Florence, S. C., just a few
days before he was taken sick:
How pleasant it is at the close of
No follies to have to repent
But relleci on the past and be able
That my time has been properly
If i've done all my business with
patience and ease
And been good and obliging and
I lie on my pillow and sleep away
With a happy and satisfied mind
Store Cotton—Stop Great
Loss,—Cotton raisers are losing
annually an average of $30,000,-
000 from weather damage to bales
left in the open. That estimate is
regarded as conservaiive, for every
bale exposed to weather soon loses
enough "pickings" to represent at
least $2.50, and instances of much
greater loss to individual bales are
noi infrequent. An instance that
is not a great distance from typ
ical concerns a bale thai was
exposed to the weather for six
months, losing 76 pounds at 23
cents, $17.48. The United States
Department of Agriculiure,through
its Bureau of Markets, is urging
southern farmers to store their cot
ton and stop this waste.
Willjamson-T I lchiman. —The
home of Mr. ond Mrs. J. G, Pugh
in Lockie, Portsmouth, Va,, was
the scene of a pretty marriage on
Wednesday, October 1st, 1919, at
three p, m., when Miss Jennie
Wills Tilghman, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. J. B. Tilghman, became
the bride of Mr. Charles Ernest
The ceremony was impressively
performed by Rev, R. M. Chan
dler, pastor of the "Park View"
Metnodist church, the ring cere
mony being used.
Decorations carrying out the
color scheme of white, and green
were extensively used, while a
number of candles supplied the
darkened room with the necessary
The bride was attired in a trav
eling suit of dark blue with hat to
correspond, and carried a shower
of bride's roses with maiden hair
and asparagus ferns.
Immediately after the wedding,
Mr. and Mrs. Williamson left for
the North, where they will visit
many ptaMS of interest before re-
Mrs. Williamson has lived in
Weldon the most of her life and
has a host of friends among both
Ihe old and young of this commu
, Mr, Williamson is a native of
Virginia, but for the past several
years has made his home in Wel
don, holding a very responsible
position with the Atlantic Coast
We wish for him and his ac
complished bride a long life of un
alloyed happiness. They will be
at home lo their friends after the
|5th of October. Weldon,,N. C.
Revival Meetings Closed.—
The series of meetings at the M.
E. Church, which were conducted
by Rev. Mr. Paylor, of Chase
City, Va., came to a close last
Wednesday night. He is indeed
a hard worker and a fine preacher.
Much good was accomplished, we
have no doubt.
The choir, composed of mem
bers of all Ihe churches and under
the direction of Mrs. W. T. Shaw,
made fine music, and the selections
were generally hne. Several sweet
solos were sung and a duet by
Misses Williams and Harris was
among ihe sweeiesi of all.
On Sunday morning last with a
very impressive service. Rev. F.
M. Shamburger received a class of
eight children into the church,
four of whom were baptised, the
others only assuming the vows al
ready given in baptism. At the
same time two members were re
ceived by transfer and there are
others who will unite in the near
A Deliberate Murder.—On
last Saturday night at Print, thi:
county, there was a deliberate
murder committed apparently witli-
out any provocation. The facts are
these, as near as we could gather
A while man arrived at Print on
a freight train between 9 and 10
o'clock and went into a store
which was crowded. There was a
boy in the store playing at a punch
board. He told the boy that he
would get that knife yet. He then
told the boy who was punching at
Ihe board ihai ih^;d-n thing was no
account. He then told a negro, I.
L. Bell, to come troni behind the
counter, and without another word
pulled his revolver and shot him
dead, and made his escape in the
dark. Coroner H. G. Rowe was
called and after hearing the partic
ulars deemed it unnecessary to
hold an inquest. We learn ihai
Ihe man was capiured and thai his
name is Lassiter.
The Hoiv\E Coming Recep
tion OK the Colored Soldiers
at Littleton.—H, p. Cheatham,
former colored Congressman from
this District, was orator on the oc
casion of the home coming cele
bration given the colored soldiers
recently at Liiileion. We copy
from ihe News Reporier a pan of
his speech, which in our opinion,
is very sensible:
H. P, Cheatham, orator for the
occasion was called upon to speak.
Addressing the colored soldiers, he
said : "The war was waged that
men might come on equal
standing. We do not want social
equality. All downtrodden people
should be lifted up. You should
not get the big head. If you should
and idle away your time you are a
fool. Your while people are the
best in the world. If you hire
yourself to a white man, do your
work like a man or a woman. The
colored man is a moving article.
The colored soldiers surprised the
world 10 see how they moved to
the scene of the battle. The 175,-
000 black soldiers startled the
world when the Hindenburg line
was attacked. The negro soldier
went through it, under ii and over
it. Some one yelled to the Gen
eral, "Stop those nMroes." Tl*
general replied, “The Germans
can't stop them, how in the hell
A CARO OP APPRECIATION,
1 wish to thank my kind friends
and neighbors who responded so
readily when the fire alarm was
given, on account of the explosion
of my oil-range. But for their
immediate efforts to extinguish
same, my home would have been
destroyed. 1 ihank each one of
you, Blanche Johnson.
WANTED—To buy good house
and lot in Weldon. Will pay
cash. Address Box 266, Weldon,
This property contains 456 acres, about .WO acres' of which is in
cultivation, balance in limber. All high level land, well watered
by springs. Soil is well adapted to growing BRIGHT TOBACCO.
Located quarter mile from National Highway Petersburg to Norfolk.
Two miles to railway station and High School,
Two story 12 room dwelling equipped with electric lights, heat, etc.
Good barns, stable, silo and other buildings. The property is worth
$40,000.00, but the owner will sell for $25,000.00 if immediate sale
can be made. Reasonable (erms if desired. Don't reply unless you
are financially able lo purchase. Satisfactory rea.son for selling. For
detailed information address.
W. s. BURT,
IT IS OUR AIM to give you the best goods, best attention,
fairest prices, best service.
There win always be imperfections—ond we want you to
report any that come to your attention,
There IS no lelling how splendid we can make this store
and its service if you will just help by telling us of our
AOKNCV FOU *• MKAOOW SOLO BUTT»P-** j
WKLOON. N. C.
HOME OF CHASE « SANBORNiS COFFKS AND TEAS
WANTED—Boxw^ sprays for
immediate shipnfent. Cash be
fore shipped. A, B. Price, 925
Va. Avenue S, W., Washington,
D. C. 10 3 21
ft' MASON’S QUART JARS
2J 75c. dozen *
Full Line of SOAPS
& TOILET GOODS