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C. V. W. AUSBON Editor. Pubi;.i,.r. c. s. AUSBON
PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY.
ALL THE FAMILY
Plymouth, N. C, Friday, November 17, 1916.
THE VOTE AND
If there has ever been clearly
set before the people of this
country the value of a vote that
has been done in the election
which has just been concluded,
for in some States less than a
hundred yotes settled the status,
while in many places there were
majorities for various candidates
for office of from one to ten votes
Indeed there have been con
tests in which one vote figured
in the fight for control. Right
down in North Carolina in the
Tenth District a few votes one
way or the other will decide the
eleotion of one member of Con
gress, and the line up is so close
that the one vote from the Tenth
District may give control to
either the Democratic or the Re
All over the country the close
ness of the present election gives
the advice to men everywhere
that thev should vote. We have
no doubt but that the uncaste
vote of this country would a
mount to great fignres and we
wonder that men given the right
of the franchise do not exercice
it. We beleive that it is one of
the duties of citizenship to vote,
that the man who fails to do this
fails in his dutv to himself and
Men who neglect to perform
this duty of citizenship fail in
the very essential of that which
goes to make up a Republic. The
man without opinions and with
out convictions is a man whose
life puts the institutions of free
America ih danger, it was con
victions and opinions which
made this a 'free and independ-
ant country, and it is by the bal
lot box that we are to maintain
our freedom and independance.
When we fail in that important
duty we fail not alone
but also our country.
The lesson of the election of
1916 is one which should be kept
in memory by men who fail to
vote. It should teach them to
vote. A man becomes a bette'r
citizen when he exercises his
right to vote, for the greater the
vote, the more is the strength of
the people behind the govern
HAVE THEM BOLTED
The country would have been
vastly the loser had there been
given to Mr. Mr. Hughes the
power to carry out his threat of
wiping off the statute books the
legislation enacted by the Dem
ocrats in the past four years.
And it is good for this country
that there is yet ahead of it three
months .of a Democratic Con
gress in both branches, and we
have an idea that the President
will present to it such a program
that it will be kept busy in ser-
v.ce ior tne people till the very
midnight of the third day of
If it should turn out that the
Republicans have a majority in
the next Congres it is evident
hat it will be so slender that
it will not hold at all times. But
be that as it may, the result of
Democratic legislation of the
past four years is bolted down,
for eyen in the event that the
next House is Republican, there
are the Democratic Senate and
the Democratic President on
guard in the interest of the peo
ple. And that means that there
will be no backward step, even
if there is a pause in beneficial
legislation. No Republican leg
islation from the House will have
a look in.
Mnr.n can hp nonp thio
ter to add to the ly
which has been enacted in be
half of the people, and we ex
pect to see this pressed to the li
mit. Then there wiil come the
next Congress in December 1917
and if the House is ReDublican
we can "mark time" till the el
ection of 1918 puts the issue up
to the people again, and we are
of the opinion that the Congress
elected then will be of the Dem
ocratic brand. And even if it
prove true that the Republicans
control the incoming House we
feel sure that as some of Repub
licans come from States where
the people voted for Wilson that
they will not be hog-tied to Rep
ublican standpatism, but will co
operate with President and the
Democracy in enacting progres
sive legislation. What has been
accomplished by the Wilson ad
ministration for the people is
bolted down, and the outlook is
bright for more of it.-Exchange.
The Board of County Commis
sioners met pursuant to adjouen
ment on Monday Nov. 6, 1916.
Psesent W. S. DavenDort. Chm
T. L. Satterthwaite, and J. W.
Minutes read and approved.
Ordered that John Nurney be
releived of tax on account of in
The following accounts were
N. B. Stevens, services 8 40 00
U V. W. AusdonHar-
rel's Bill 10 35
V. H. Hampton & Son
Co. Home 81 67
Hampton & Son jail 6 68
w . l . JN urney services 6 50
H. Gurkin 44 16 66
J no. W. Darden " 10 00
J. n. bmitn Election 16 53
J. Keid services 61 90
V. B. Martin " 10 00
Div. of Markets cotton
v q f . ing 27 60
W. S. Davenport services 4 90
t t it " c"ul printing ii o5
L. W. Gaylord Recorder
v . ts. Martin Sol.
Z. V. Norman "
C. V. W Ausbon clerk
J. E. Peid Sheriff
W. F. Ausbon J. P.
deo. Harrison witness
C. J. Norman
Ellis Davenport "
David Williams "
Alice Williams "
Bruce Reason "
J. W. Shores
T. R. Chesson
L. Davenport "
F. E. Reid
S D. Davis
L. L. Chesson "
J E. Stillman
Rounoke Beacon pub & prin
ting election tickets, sta
tionary, etc. 39 00
Carrie Stillman witness 2 00
Moye Spruill " 2 00
J. A. Spruill " 1 00
Minnie Wallace " 1 00
Wm. Wallace " 1 00
Bessie Litus " 1 00
W. H. Phelps rations poor 2 50
Swain & Davenport " 10 00
Stave & Timber Corp. 23 20
Spruill Bros. lumber 27 56
A. G. Walker 3 25
J. W. Starr fur. poor 12 50
T. H. Spruill services 64 87
S. B. Spruill allowed 5 00
Mrs. Gurganus " 5 00
John Nurney " 2 76
Plymouth L&I Co. coal etc 10 15
J. W. Scarr service 6 70
T. L. Satterthwaite services 4 40
F. R. Johnston hay ' 10 40
W. H. Hampton & snn
chain gang etc $ 153 49
W. H. Hampont fuming 98 88
A. F. Arnold Sevce 60 00
E. R. Johnston hay 38 65
City Hay & Grain hay 42 80
Wilts Veneer Co. lumber 38 71
Lee's Mills Township
City Hay & Grain Co. feed 1 35 15
J. L, Roper Lbr. Co Ibr. 40 00
Davenport rations 29 44
venport frt. bill 56 04
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Everybody concedes its beauty.
It wins on economy.
But its roomy seats, deep upholstery
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W. S- Davenport pay-roll 105 74
T. H. Spruill Road $6 35
Ci N. Davenport service 1 90
Va. a and G. Corp. gra'lS 42 85
A. E. Savenport rations 26 35
Plow Cci blade for roader 12 50
S. D. DaVis transfer conv'tl4 00
Washington Co. Bank frt. 159 95
T. S. Foley furnishing 2 70
J. VV. Starr 69 07
T. H. Spruill work 6 35
F. R. Johnston, Clerk
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Plymouth Garage and
Why should America feel safe
and secure? See "The Battle Cry
of Peace" Ma jestio Theatre Nov
28 and 29.
Our Navy now fifth! See "The
Battle Cry of Peace" Majestic
Theatre Nov. 28 and 29.
Our Army is smail and ineffic
ient see "The Battle Cry of Pea
ce" Majestic Theatre Nov. 23
The United States is the rich
est country in the world are we
prepared to defend it if Jnecess
aary?See "The Battle Cry of
Peace" Majestic Thatre Nov. 23
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A MAGNIFICENT DISPLAY OF LADIES COATS.
INCLUDING VELOUR $5. to $25.
A WELL-SELECTED LINE OF LADIES COAT SUITS
$10. to $25.
WE DO NOT MARK THEM UP JUST TO MARK THEM
DOWN. BUT MARK THEM DOWN-RIGHT LOW IN THE
BEGINNING SO THEY WILL SELL FAST AND MAKE
CUSTOMERS FOR US. SEE OUR SUITS AND COATS
AND YOU WILL BUY THEM. WEAR THEM AND YOU
WILL LIKE THEM AND SEND YOUR FRIENDS TO US.
These things make it so amazingly
comfortable that people can hardly
Relieve their senses.
You wouldn't think that a small, light,
economical, low priced car could be
But come in and let us prove it to you.
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