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CAROLINA. CAROLINA," HEAVEN'S BLESSINGS ATTEND HER"
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RICH SQUARE, NORTHAMPTON COUNTTf, N. C, THURSDAY, JANUARY 2, 1919.
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V spmt the pant Week-end in town
i . the guest of his uncle, Prof. W.
Mr. Burton Rodweil, U, S. N
NoriolK. Va., 'was a caller in
. - : town Sunday.
- Mr. Guy Bullock. U. S. M. C,
Camp Quanticq, Va., was here
:-t . . several days last week visiting
' his parents,. Mr. and Mfo. W. P.
Mm DaakniM IP1 nravrlo . Pamn
Mrs. C. W; Graham. Roanoke
Rap'ds, spent the Christmas
v holidays here with thir parents,
Mr. and Mrsj R. W. Edwards.
miss j osie Madorey, worroiK,
t t a : T?fiu
N. f!.. returned to their homes
, Sunday, after Bpenaing a lew
- y days with their mother, Mrs. R
Mrs. Anna L. Whims and
' ' children, Louise and Harold,
visited Dr. and Mrs. Morehead
in Weldon the past week.
Mr. Robert Yick spent a few
days in Roanoke Rapids the past
week visiting friends and rela
tives. He was accompanied
home by Messrs Johnny and Nor
fleet Vick, who were his guests
for the week-end.
Mr. and Mrs. D. Garland
Grubbs' are spending several
weeks in Suffolk and Smithfield,
Lieut. Ralph E Parker, U.
M. C, Camp Uuantico, Va. was
a visitor in town Hip nasfc week.
The following young men and
young women will return to their
v rpanortivo onWana nithin the
next few days: Misses Inez
Bradley, Mary Bass and Mar
guerite Maddrey to Meredith
College; Misses Raynon and Reba
Long to Oxford College; Misses
Lutie Stephenson, Fov Parker
and Rutn Vick. to the State Nor
mal College; Mr. Elliott Harris
to the North Carolina State Col
lege and Mr. J. T. Maddrey' to
the University of North Carolina,
We are proud for the people of
Northampton County to know
that ten of our young men and
women are in North Carolina
Colleges. This is a splendid re
cord for a town the size of Sea
board; it 6hows that our people
are not only interested in educa
tion, but are giving to their
children the best' educational
4 advantages that our state affords.
Old Seaboard was the scene of
many social functions the past
week. The young set turned out
Monday night with the intention
of making the Christmas holi
days the gayest time in the his
tory of our town. We can vfeel
quite right in saying that every
body was bubbling over with the
joy of the Yule-tide, for there
were evidences of smiles on the
faces of every merry-maker. All
troubles were indeed packed up
"in the old kit-bags." The fol
lowing young ladies entertained;
Misses Edith Bradley, Alice Ket
ley Harris, Sallie Bullock, Lucy
, Leake and Eunice Howell.
The people of the county will
probably be interested in learn
ing the facta concerning two
land Bales 'which recently oc
curred hi Seaboard. Last week
Mr. R. V. Maddrey sold his farm
consisting of 60 acres, to Mr. J.
; R.; Bradley for the sum of $4000.
' This deal was considered' to be
an extraordinary good one but
v the climax was , reached last
Saturday, when Mr. Buck Jones
received .for his 66 acre farm
near town'tbe fabulous sum of
$9830. 00. Mr. J. L. Harris was
the purchaser ' of this I tract of
' a land. Property aroufldV Seaboard
Resolutions Adopted By Tbe
Eastern Carolina Peanut Growers
Whereas; From the "best data
obtainable, peanuts are now sell
ing aj a price below the cost of
production, a price much lower
than that received for. the same
msasure of food value of other
Whereas; The present crop
waa produced under war con
ditions when the prices of labor
and materials were abnormal,
Whereas; There is practically
no market for peanuts at pre
sent prices; and farmers would
not be justified in Eelling if there
were a market at such prices,
Whereas; The United States
Food Administration and the
United States' Department of
Agriculture, in the Spring . of
1918, urgently requested the
increased production . of those
crops rich in proteins and fats as
a patriotic duty.
Therefore; Be it Resolved:
1st. That there be a canvass
made of each couuty to deter
mine the number of farmers who
are able and willing to hold their
crop, how long they can hold it
and how many they control.
2nd. That landlords be in
fluenced to assist their tenants
in every way possible in holding
3rd. That a meeting of re
presentatives of the faroaiu,,
banking and local varehouse in
terests be held to determine a
basis for the extension of credit
on the crop on hand.
4th. That these interests be
requested to cooperate in es
tablishing an economic basis for
growing, handling, cleaning and
marketing future crops.
5th. That the Food Adminis
tration and War Trade Boards be
requested to use all of their
powers toward stabilizing prices
and continuing the embargo on
6th. That these resolutions
be given as muci publicity as
possible in the peanut growing
7th. That the results of the
canvasses be made known to
Mr. W. R. Camp, Chief, Divi
sion of Markets, West Raleigh,
On the evening of December
16th the ladies of the W. M. S.
of Woodland Baptist Church
came to our home in a body,
bringing with them a beautiful
shower, of fruits and some other
luxuries which all of us have en
joyed together verv much since
arriving at our new home in
Severn. We thank every one of
these who remembered us, and
it is our desire to feel just a little
deserving of these kindnesses.
Rev. J. W. Downey & Family.
Mrs. Downey and I take this
way of expressing our sincere
thanks to the W. M. Society and
friends of Severn Baptist church
for the many-things to eat, con
sisting of flour, sugar, coffee,
fresh meat and many other
thinss. to numerous to mention.
of which we are very grateful.
Wishing and praying that we
may be worthy of such kindness.
Pastor J. W, Downey,
; Severn, N." C. ;
has an enormous value, . every
time a land Bale occurs, the seller
realizes pretty heat sum of
THEY LIE IN FRANCE WHERE LILIES BLOOM
They lie in France
Where lilies bloom;
Those flowers pale
Thatguard each tomb
Are saintly souls
That smiling stand
Close by them in
That martyred land,
And mutely there the long night shadows creep
From quiet hills to mourn for them who sleep,
While o'er them through the dusk go silently
The grieying clouds that slowly drift to sea,
And lately round them mourned the Winter wind
Whose voice, lamenting, sounds so coldly kind
Yet in their faith those waiting hearts abide
The time when turns forever that false tide.
In France they lie
Where lilies bloom,
Those flowers fair
For them made room.
Not vainly placed
The crosses stand
Within that brave
And stricken land;
Their honor lives,
Their love endures,
Their noble death
The right assures,
For they shall have their hearts' desire
They who, unflinching, braved the fire,
Across the fields their eyes at last shall see
Through clouds and mist the hosts of victory.
Percival Allen, in New York Times.
Messrs. R. C. Duke and Jim
Spivey have returned, after
spending sometime in Roanoke
Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Vaughan
spent the holidays with her moth
er, Mrs, Arthur Norwood, Scot
Mr. Joe Weaver Futrell, Ahos
kie, spent the holidays with his
cousin, Mr. S J. Knight.
Mr. Leon Boyce and sister
soent the holidays with their
aunt, Mrs. T. R Hedspeth, Con
way. Mr. Walter Beale and sisters,
Potecasi, spent Friday with their
aunt, Mrs. J. T. Spivey.
Mr. W. R Hedspeth and sis
ter, Ruth, afcompanied by Miss
Pauline Futrell, spent Sunday
with Miss Ollie Odom, Woodland.
Mr. W. W. Lane and daughter,
Lizzie, are spending sometime
with friends in Roanoke Ripids
Mr. N. C. Hargravehaa moved
his family to their new . home
Messrs. W. T. Duke and fami
ly and W. E. Lane and family
spent Friday with Mr. Duke's
sister, Mrs. R, C. Spivey, Lasker.
Misses Annie and Susfe Gay
spenc Friday with their uncle,
Mr. Joe Gay, Lasker,
Miss Mamie Draper, Lasker, is
spending sometime with friends
lit.-' and Mrs. J. B. Parker
spent a few days last week with
her people at Creeks'ville.
Miss Blanch Holloman, Jack
son, spent the holidays with her
sister, Mra. S. J. Knight.
Mr. Payge Gay, Gumberry,
spent the holidays with his lady
friend. There must be some at
Mrs. T. E. Martin, Creeksville,
spent the week-end with ber sis
ter, Mrs. J. B. Parker.
'Rev. B. F. Boone and wife are
visiting his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. J. W. Boone. --'V
Rev. J. M. Wright was with
his flock. Sunday to preach, but
one of the home boys being pres
ent, filled the pulpit and preach
ed a forceful sermon.
always glad to have Ben with us
Mis3 Pattie Grant spent the
holidays near Jackson.
Misses Beulah, Janie and Mil
dred Lassiter spent Christmas
with their aunt. Mrs. E. M. Spi
Miss Clara Edwards. Pendle
ton, arrived Sunday afternoon to
take the Principal's place in the
At the close of the regular
church service at Roanoke last
4th Sunday afternoon I took shel
ter from the rain and spent the
night in the pleasant home of
Mrs. Martha Warren; Next morn
tng the clouds were still murky.
and the thought of a twelve mile
rid, over muddy roads, with the
promise rf continued rain, sug
gested Blue Monday, sure
Soon, however, the clouds be
gan to lift, and as I was about
getting iff Bro. D. J. Warren
said. Here are some peanuts
and soma home-made molasses
for you " The Misses Warrer,
meantime, had busied themselves
to prepare a box of peanut candy
for the children. Mrs. Warren,
not to be beaten, brougbt more
peanuts and some cabbage fresh
from the garden.
On my way home I stopped in
Eich Square to wait for our
Christmas turkey. While there,
Bro. John P. Holoman, who can
always be counted on to do the
fitting thing, slipped a new horse
blanket under my buggy.
Mrs.' R. L, Bolton had her
good husband on the look out for
me, and at his request, in pass
ing, I looked in at his home. This
visit made it necessary for me to
make room on my buggy now
already full for a fine fresh back
bone and a good, juicy bacon ham
Going for my mail in the after
noon I found a Christmas check
for $41 00 from . the Sisters at
On mv way from the postoffice
I was told that I had an express
package at the station. I found
this to be a quarter of beef from
good deacon Paul Harmon, of
Hotly Grove. .
By now the blue feeling of the
morning was quite gone. I said,
"After all. 'Blue Monday' is not
always blue': ''"V'';.''v;
i ' .. '.JOIN p. UALE.
OecJ 30; 9iav Roxobel, N. C.
Report of tbe Boys' Agricultural Club
Work in Northampton Co., 1918.
Number of boys enrolled, 40
Number of boys reporting. 19
Number buBhels raised, 953
Average cost production per
.bushel, 87i cents.
Value at present prices, $2.
189.42 Profit on all reported, $1,332 74
YIELD OP BOYS REPORTING
Edward Outland, Woodland,
B. L. Sykes, Jr., Garysburg.
Cator Maddrey, Seaboard, 65
Ralph Vinson, Conway, 65 bus.
Wilson Garris.Conway, 62 bus
Robert Gay. Gumberry, 62 "
Lee Bridgers, Conway, 62 "
Joe Ricks, Conway, 69 bmhels
Loyd Britton, Seaboard, 50 bus
Thurman Bullock, Seaboard.
Alton M. Parker, Mjrfreds-
Pernell Stephenson, Jacks: n.
Dallas Jone3, Margarectsviile.
Russell Allen, Seaboard, 45 bus.
Dawitt Rice, Conway. 42 "
Gernie Burgess, Conwav 34 "
Herbert Lassiter, George, 22 J "
Ernest Vaughan, Lasker, 14 "
Below I am giving the history
of two of the besc piper that
were sent in. These are some of
the very interesting reports
which have been received, and I
am sure that it will thrill evtry
boy who lives on the farm and
wishes to improve his hom . con
ditions and make the farm a bet
ter place to live on and help his
(By Edward Outland, Wcodland)
In the first place I might say
that the land on which I grew
my corn is of a thick sandy loam
with a clay subsoil. It has been
cultivated about 45 years and
previous to my planting, it had a
good cover crop of clover on it.
Having plowed the clover under
I began the preparation of my
seed bed on May 13th by giving
it a thorough disking and two
days later I broke it up at a
depth of from 8 to 10 inches and
followed 'this with another
thorough disking, this leaving my
land in fine condition. And after
having my land in a good condi
tion on June 3rd I planted my
corn in rows four feet apart and
planted it 10 inches in the drill.
The variety planted was Biggs'
Prolific. On June the 10th about
the time my corn be an to come
up, I put about 300 pounds ' of
guano on it, which gave it a gocd
start, and on June 24th, when I
cultivated my corn for the first
time it was growing pretty and
was about 6 inches high. After
this I continued to cultivate my
corn in one middle from 6 to 8
days, and after every packing
rain, so as to keep a loose cover
to hold the moisture- When my
corn was about 4 feet high it was
damaged a little by a drought,
but not enough to hurt very
much, but after this when my
corn was almost in the tasseling
s! age., I put on one application s
Nitrate of Soda, and used about
50 pounds am f torn this tim-i to
the time when I put on another
application of 75 pounds of soda,
my corn grew rapidly and con
tinued to do so until about the
12th of September, when it was
bidly blown down v by a severe
wind storm, therefore It did not
mature properly. But despite
my corn was badly damaged on
Sept 12th. I gathered It land by
the aid of two disinterested wit-
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' MARGAREtTSVILLE NEWS.
Miss Mattie Smith and niece,
little Eather Smith, returned to
their homes in Lemon Springs
Saturday after a visit to her sis
ter, Mrs. M. B. Garriss.
Mr. Rivmond Bridgers return
ed Sunday to his home in Ports
mouth, after a visit to his grand
father, Mr. A. S. Bridgers.
Miss Clonie Bridgers, who has
a position in Norfolk, Va . spent
the holidays with her father, Mr.
A. S. Bridarers.
Messrs. M. B. Garriss and S.
B Jones were in Franklin, Va.
Mr. A. S. Edwards of Ports
mouth, Va spent some time last
week with relatives and friends
Miss Blanche Johnson of Wel
don spent the holidays here with
her eiriters, Mesdames S B Jones
and J. L. Copgin.
Misses Gladys ar.d Thelma
Wade returned Sunday from a
visit to relatives near Seabonrd.
Mr. C. T. Bridgers returned
Sunday to his home in Ports
mouth after visiting relatives
Mr. and Mrs. B. H. Lanier are
speeding several days with rela
tives in Portsmouth.
Mr.' and Mr. Ashby White and
children of Boykms, V. were
Kuests in the home of Mr. and
Mrs. B. D. Garriss last Thursday
Miss Johnnie Bottoms returned
to Littleton College Monday af
ter spending the holidays with
her parents, Mr. and Mr. J. G.
Mr. W. H. Howell and daugh
ters, Misses Lois, Betrie Starr
and Claire of Severn spent Sun
day here, in the home of Mr. and
Mrs. J. A. Pruden.
Misses Lillian Edgerton and
Sallie Conner have returned, af
ter spending the holidays at their
Mr. Raymond Woodard return
ed home last Tuesday, having re
ceived his honorable discharge
from the U. S. Navy.
Mr. and Mrs. Millard Carpen
ter, who have been visiiing in
the home of Mrs. Carpenter's
mother, Mrs. Rosa Nor veil, left
Monday for a visit to relatives in
Seaboard before returning to
their home in Newport News, Va.
Mr. Walter Faison and daugh
ter. Miss Annie, left Sunday for
a visit to Mr. William Faison, U.
S. N who is stationed at Nor
Messrs.Ned Woodard and -Gar
land Faison returned to Norfolk
Sunday after a visit to home
people here. .
Mrs. Marv Taylor and daugh
ter. Miss Minnie of Jackson have
been visiting her daughter, Mrs.
J. S. Gay.
We understand it is currently
reported in your county that we
are running a "Toll Bridge" at
Boykins Bridge, over Meherrin
River. We wish to denounce
this as utterly and entirely false.
We are in no way connected with
such unlawful proceedings. The
gates were ordered put there by
tna Road Board of Kir by Town
ship We would respectfully in-V
vite a public investigation of this
matter and the true version pub-
usnea in your county pipers.
W. J. Barkley
N. T." Ridley.
Joseph L Holder. ' ; ;
la tender memory of oar loved
one, Joseph L. Holderwho died
Nov, 7th, 1918, in hospital, .v
Somewhere In France. ? - r K ;
Gone bat not forgottenV:':-'!??j.
fpki'Om Who Loved Hitfc'vM-;