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No Court 'til next Wednesday.
County Commissioners will be
in session on Monday.
No Cou rt next Monday. Come
Mr. H. A. Litchfield of Cres
well, was in town Tuesday.
Mr. A. B. Alexander of Mack
eys was on our streets this week.
If you re of military age don't
forget to register next Tuesday.
Sheriff J. E. Reid made a
business trip to Norfolk this
Atty. T. H. Woodleyi of Co
lumbia, was in town on business
Mr. W. T. Spruill made a brief
business trip to Norfolk lasti
Messers. G, W. Phelps and E.
R. Spruill of Skinnersville were
in town this week.
Mr. W. M. Bateman of "Elm
hurst Farm" near Roper, was in
the city Tuesday.
Messers W.' S. and W. B. Daven
port and A. L. Ainsley of Mack
eys were in the city Tuesday.
Mrs Dr. White of Suffolk,
Va., is visiting her mother, Mrs.
Lcula Hampton, on Main St.,
Mrs. A. B. Litchfield of Swan
Quarter is visiting her sister,
Mrs. Clarence Latham, on Main
Mr. L. R. Ausbon of Green
ville, spent last Sunday with his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. V. W.
Ausbon. ,. : .
Miss Mamie Morgan of Fair
view, and Miss Allie Ann Pierce
of Colerain, have been' visiting
Mrs. W. R. White for the, .u past
few days. .. ''
Mr. A. L. Bratten, a native of
this town, but who has been for
several years a resident of Geor
gia, has returned to our town
and accepted a position with Mr.
E. J. Conklin, in hi3 new mill
Mrs. Eloise Ralph, after spend
ing two weeks visiting relatives
and friends, leit Sunday for Berk
ley. Va , to visit her son, Mr.
W. O. Ralph. She was accom
panied by her daughter and
grand-son. Mrs. Roy Swain and
WANTED Young lady to work
in office; good chance to learn
typewriting and bookkeeping.
Applv to Plymouth Garage &
The St. Mary's Guild of Grace
Episcopal Church will present
' Leave it to Polly" at the Ma
jestic Theatre next Thursday
night, Ur the benefit of the or
gan fund. The regular pictures
will also be shown in connection
with this presentation. The ad
mission will be 25c for all.
Sue Sawyer Enter
tains at Roper.
On Thursday night of last
week Mis Sue Sawyer gave a
most enjoyable entertainment to
a number of her most intimate
friends, at her home at Roper.
The house was most gorge
ously decorated in the national
colors, and every phase of the
occasion seemed to be suggestive
of the patriotism of the delight
ful hostess, who had most ef
fectively arranged the decora
tions of each room.
Several vocal and instrument
al renditions of appropriate mu
sic was rendered by the yourg
One room was tastefully dee
orated with evergreen and dimly
lighted lights. ' This room was
used for dancing.
A delicious course of ice cream
and cake was served.
Those attending were Misses
Jessie, Millie and Eula Spruill,
Annie Leary, Lou Hart, Mary
Hicks, Mary Joftnston, isa uay
lord and Sue Sawyer. Messrs.
R. P. DeRemer, J. B. Cummins,
Jack McAllister, Jack Willough
by, Lieut. J. 0. HTaylor, H. V
Batton, D. R.' Nimmocks, Jim
Chesson, Walter Sadler, Elmer
Spruill, Cyril Walker and
Mrs. W. T. Spruill attended as
rev: d. c. tremaine
if 4. ' .
A special lecture.' for ladies
only will be given by Rev. Tre
main on unday afternoon at 3:30
o'clock. Every lady in the com
munity is most earnestly invited
to attendc r? t t
The services Sunday night will
conclude the great man's engage
ment here- 'Thofce who.have hot
as yet heard him should by all
means attend on that occasion
Plymouth High School closed
with appropriate exerciser at the
Majestic Theatre on Wednesday
night of this week.
A most eitective musical pro
gram was arranged, and the lit
erary features were splendid.
Hon. H. S. Ward of Washing
ton, delivered the closing address
to a tremendous audience, ;
Those receiving diplomas were
Misses Lida B. Lewis, Pauline
Lucas and Mr Grrinbery Tucker.
Conditional diplomas were giyen
to Miss Corrinne Smith and
Messrs. iLloyd Gilbert and Owens
All Must Register Tuesday,
The modern newspaper is more
than a recorder of events. It is
a sort of institution to help read
ers in their daily walks and to
keep them informed. It is a
guardian of American homes.
We feel it our duty to keep our
readers correctly informed, and
wheneyer there is anything that
vitally concerns them we do our
utmost to keep them posted a
long such lines.
There should be no confusion
in the minds of the people in re
gard to registration under the
new draft act. No man between
the ages set forth by President
Wilson has the privilege of non
registration! In this issue of the
Beacon will be found full and
complete information covering
the rules of registration together
tyith a reproduction of the regis
tration card. Our readers should
inform themselves concerning
this important matter.
Other interesting news will al
so be found in this issue of the
Colored Farmer Takes
On Saturday afternoon last,
T. Midgett, a colored farmer
living near here went to Mack
eys and entered the store of Mr.
J. J. Bunch, where he purchased
a bottle of carbolic acid.
Shortly afterwards he went
out in front of the store and
quietly reposed on a seat, and in
only a few minutes he passed
into the Great Beyond. No one
saw him drink the poison, but
the natural inference is that he
did. Several rumors have been
circulated, but nothing that
would give a reason for the sui
cide came out at the trial before
Recorder Swain on Monday.
.The proprietor of the store was
given a. hearing here Monday
mornirfg.Dut owmfc; to an absence
of incriminating evidence, the
case was 'dismissed.
; .Froxa information created by
the above hewing, a warrant
was issued against Mr. Bunch
lor semng ginger, this case
was immediately tried, the de
fendant found guilty and a fine
of f 10.00 and the co3ts of the
court imposed upon him.
THE NEWBERRY CO.
Now located at Mrs. A. M. Ayers' old millinery store at
Plymouth, N. C.
Beg to Announce That
they have just received from Northern Markets a lot of
Fresh New Goods.
This lot includes the very litest styles in Ladies' and Mis
ses' Sport an4 Dr$ssVHats; Shirt-Waisfs, Iib!dy 'Blouses,
Silk and Lisle Hose,. Ladjey Misses' and Ctfildrett's Shoes
and Slippers, Belts, Toilet articles, Notions, Etc. They
also have in this lot latest novelties in Patriotic Goods.
Mr. Newberry, who is manager of this business, wishes
to state that they will sell ' .
MORjfe GOODS FOR SAME MONEY
SAME GOODS FOR LESS MONEY
Do not overlook this fact: Their Grocery Depertment is
particularly well stocked. and prices extremely moderate.
They Will Also Bay Eggs and Mat.
They expressly invite all v. ho
look over .their sjtecfc. ; '
THE NEWBERRY CO.
A. U. NEWBERRY, Mgr.
No Court Next Monday. ,
. i .
" The June Term Superior Court
for Washington County "Will not
convene next Monday, but will
covene on Wednesday, June '6th.
, I am advised fry Judge Dan
iels to1 make this announcement,
that in view of the registration
of all persons liable to military
service, to be taken on Tuesday,
June 5th, that he thinks it ad
visable to hold no court until
Wednesday, June 6th. No ju
rors, witnesses or other cited to
attend court will be required to
attend before Wednesday, June
All persons reading this will
please make it as public as pos
sible, that no one may be incon
venienced C. V. W. Ausbo,;C..S.C.
Friends of the contracting
parties are in reeeip.t. of the fol
lowing invitation : . ? .
r-Mrand Mrs-r John Lmdsey
Phelps , ; .;
request the honor of your pres
ence at the marriage of their
Mr. Harry Rankin-Frehn-
Tuesday morning, June . the
twelfth .nineteen hundred and
seventeen at ten-thirty o'clock
Christ Episcopal Church
Creswell, North Carolina."
Will You Have One?
On the last page of this issue
will be found a half-page adver
tisement of the Bank of Roper
concerning the "Liberty Loan of
1917." On the fourth page will
also be found an announcement
by the Washington County Bank.
These banks have each sod-
... . m
scribed for a liberal amount oi
these bonds, and most commen
dable of all, they offer to make
loans to prospective purchasers,
by which they may buy bonds
and pay the banks back on most
any terms they desire.
The patriotism of these insti
tutions cannot be questioned, as
ia evidenced by the offers they
Aside from helping the coun
try in a time of emergency by
buying these bonds, you are also
making an investment that is
absolutely safe. "Do your bit!"
Get your table furnished free
with nice dishes by trading cost
with the Family Store, the home
of eood coffee, teas and best
quality groceries. J. W. Beasley
Aswnt . Adv.
are interested to call and
v Country Water Plant.
600-Gallon- Steel Tank, with
necessary gauges, ... valves and
21-2 H. P. Alamo Gasoline
4x5 Leader Power Pump with
This plant is of best materials
and has been used only eight
months. I am now using arte
sian water from the town and
have no further use for it.
For price and terms enquire of
C. D. LOANE.
Operated passenger trains
from North Carolina into term-.
inal station Norfolk, without
N. B. The following schedule figures
published as information ONLY and are
not guaranteed. , .
. " Trains leave" Plymouth ; North
No. 43:54 A. M. tfa0y uljman
Sleeping Car for Norfolk.
No. 212:20 P. M. daily .for ETdentonj
Hertford, Elizabeth City and Norfolk
Loans &Discts $10 540.00
Banking House, Fur- C Oftft 1
niture & Fixtures 0,00. 1 0
Cash and due from oa 70 ct AO
THE ABOVP SHOWS THE DEVELOPMENT OF TlilST BAJJK AT THE
We solicit ydtir patronage 'dither
H. G. WALKER, Pres.
W. T. HOPKINS, Vice-Pret.
HOW YOU CAN HELP YOUR
.PRODUCE.FGQD, STOP ALL WASTE, LEND YOUR SUR
PLUS TO THE"(JOVERNMENT BY INVESTING IN A LIB-
? IERTY LOAN BONO WHICH WILL PAY Si PEtf CENT. AND
HELP OUR COUNTRY WIN THE WAR.
THIS BANK OFFERS YOU ITS SERVICES '"REE IN HAND
LING ALL DETAILS OF YOUR SUBSCRIPTION. YOU CAN
ttWEST AS LITTLE AS $50 AND MAKE PAYMENTS IN IN
STALLMENTS EXTENDING OVER THREE MONTHS.
The Washington County
Had you commenced
of your income and deposited the
in a bank you would today
wealth and happiness. Start that
No. 3-12:34. A. M. .daily Night ex
press for FayetteviUe Charlotte, Pull
man Sleeping -'.Cars to Raleigh, New
ern an 4' ihter mediate stations.
No. 23 P. M.- daily, for Washing
ton, Rafefghr Goldstwro, -Beaufort -and
'nte'rmediat sjat(onv Pullman Parlor
Car for New Bern.., ' ,
.... . .
CL03E Op BUSINESS MAY
Aim To Mease,
All jqu can
five, years ago to live on
For furthcr information or Pullman
reservations anplv to I. B. Bailey,
Ticket Agent, Plymouth, N. C.
. E. 1). Kyle, Traffic Manager.
H. S. Leard. Oen'l. Passenger Agent.
U ft .' v. Ju .
mtm-j- 4r riwl tiufl iM Umhi
rTi- f "J if
i urn i iiiamMUM r
.;5V,BV WATTS, Vice-Pres
v J.. C. GATLIN, Cashier