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Value of Publicity. --
Ono hardly appreciates the full,
vrlue nf publicity until lie careless-;
y buys a "certain brand of goods
and then wonderswhy he? asked
for that particular brand. All of
a sudden it dawnSAiponJ him that I
: Many people who claitn they do
' "ad advertisements rreWer-
" SelCSS -Ciously 8wa d b
W f not be aware of
the fact, but day afteday they
. pick the paper, and without reap- '
mg it they may recogmz; -
' adrtisment of 80me well
, and Persistent disciple of publicity,
f Printers . Ink . .
he has been educated to that brand!":
by the constant appearance, of its!
name. Advertising Experience.
sWVICE A VEEK.
Devoted to the Industrial Development of Extern North Carolina.
ELIZABETH CITY, N. C, FRIDAY, HEB. 7, 1902.
iil7IUL A WLLft.2l-k ' - . Devoted to the Industrial Development of pastern North Carolina., - : . nICE'A VEEK
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Elizabeth City in
t h o
HER MEN AND INSTITUTIONS.
1 - -; . ..
From an Interview With I'
an Interview ; With
Col. Arthur hbne vOne
cf Our Oldest Citizens!
ColT Arthur Jones, one of the?time;at a PP1 about two miles
oldest citizens of Elizabeth. City, i
giTes us the following ? about the nunarea and ten thousand fcer
city in olden times, which may!ring8 taken at- one hauL At that
torove interesting to our readers.
Mr. Jones was orginally from
Norfolk county," Va., leaving -there
fin '35, he : went to Norfolk and
learned the business : of coach
making. . Gomin'g to tkis city in
'39, he -engaged in his ., trade with
ffames Barber, a coach maker,
who was orginally from Gettys
burg, Pa., and one of the most
prominent and wealthy citizens of
the early town;
! Mr. Jones married and settled
aown in Elizabeth City and work-j
pd with James Barber nearly fifty )
years. -A few of the 'principal
points of the city at that time he
gives us. .
i i Some of the men who were
prominent - in local affairs in4 the
orties-- are as ioilows: Jonn is.
hrmghaus, one4of the reputed law
ers and planters; Wm. B." Shepard,
toentber of Congress, and - an ex
pensive planter; K. B. Creecy,
has. R. Kenney, Heze viah Lock
vvood and Gilbert Elliott, all
prominent professional men. .
t ' When Mr. Jones came to Eliza-
beth City, the principal and in fact
Ice only business street was what
is now known as Road street, on
t .... . .i
he tjoutherh end. LThe prominent
pierchants doing business on this
street were: L Of Fearinsr, -H. N,
)Villiams & Co., Barnie Tisdel,
John A.' Gamble, John J. ; Grandy
A-Pool & Son, Samuel Williams,
'hoenix Geoffroy, .Wm. ; C. Bryant,
Benj. Sutton, Mack Bussel, and
Mathie Cleff. ' '' -
( The banking facilities of the
OrJ; were, contained in ; the old
tank building o.n Boad stxeetl
which having loner done valuable!
jl, now EtaUds. empty. Ihi
banking institution was a branch
of the State bank and was -officered
as folio wsl :
j , m. B. Shepard, President,
JoLh C. Eiiringhaus. Cashier;
"Win. C. Butler, Teller; . and
kmong the directors were C. M.
Laverv and I. O. Feariner. ! .
Two churches were in existence,
namely, the methodist church,
founded . in '35', and the Baptist
meeting house, which stood on the
amo side that the Baptist church
juow occupies. - Services were held
In these churches as often as once
mi six, weeks or Jtwo months. Of
ithe former the folio wing "j were
iteaflers in the church: : Geo. W.
tlangham, Joshua -, Pool, -H. ; -iN.
Jyilliams, C. C. Green, Barnie
ITisdel, Thomas . Allen, Samuel
Williams and ' John ' J. Grandy,
Itleading men in. the,, latter , were:
Captain i Butler, . James "Nash,
Pritchard Jerdan, . Melody Jones,
Evaa Forbes and H. Trotman.
At this time the land north of the
street : kown as Dyer, was all
heavily Z , timbered, the - Baptist
jphurch stood in a : large oak grove,
iwith the heavy pine timber in the
Jrear. . In the rear' of the church
fwas the old cemetery, which now
has', fallen into' disuse and has a
I most unkempt and .forgotten ap-
jpearance. - - Messrs. Gregory, Mar-
iiitiringnaus and c other., men
JJIUIUIUDUU Ail UiO - MlUUJUlg - -Up Ul
the early; city are : laid away- here
and all but forgotten. '
To give an idea of the- popula
tion of the - town, which : we' are
Junable to' give exactly, suffice it
!,o say that an election . of a mayor
ia the, eariy forties, yotes were
cast to the number of,thirty-seven.
fishing was -of ourse the main
stay of the people"of the locality.
Mr. Jones informed us that at one
below the city, ho has seen one
time . tne best - nsniner - was
further up the sound, than is the
ease at present. : The Croatan
fishery; did not exist, but was
established later on by one Ander
son, a northern man. About the
year 1850, the first shipment of
salt fish, to New York in barrels,
was made. Oystering was then
only a local industry, all the oys
ters caught- were for the home
. consumption ; as canning . ' and
shipping of fresh oysters were
then unknown. ;
The mail service was at that
time of course yery irregular.
Three mails, a week were received
from Norfolk, being ; carried by
stage coach; which left Elizabeth
City for; Norfolk every other morn
ing, making the trip in a day and
returing the next Messrs Steven
t Charles and - W. - H. Thompson,
contracted for the mails, and car
ried them for many years. The
Civil war,' of course, brought its
ruin and devastation to this sec
tion, paralyzing trade for many
years. " '
When the Norfolk & Southern R.
Rvwas put through, the town took
on a new lease of life. Trade and
domestic commerce grew rapidly
and altogether led up to - the
present prosperous condition of
; Mr. Jones owned the property
now occupied; by his r own home
and several fine -residences for, the
past fifty, years Before the war
he had a well equipped livery on
the ground,, but - during tne war,
lost his fJlt excepting i of course,
the bare land i! self. - When affairs
became settled he rebuilt' his
stables, which contiuued in active
use til only a few years ago. .
i Mr. Jones is, now a man. of
nearly 85 years, and says that no
person is at present living in
Elizabeth City, who was here when
he;came in 39. After .51 years of
married life, his wife 1 was -.called
i away-as were . also " his children,
leaving ! him to finish Ufe alone.
He is happy however in , the fact
that his last years will be passed
jc'i mfortably and independently as
has always been his desire, resting
assured that when he hears a
knock at the door, he can "be 'cer
tain that it is - not ' the constable
or a collector of unpaid rents.
: - " ; Temperance Rally :: : -
' A grand ' temperance rally will
be held - this I evening at the
Baptist church.- Eloquent speakers
will be on hancT and the pastor
is expecting much good to ,come
of the meeting." All who , are,
interested in' the cause as well as
those who are not," are cordially
invited. ' . , .
.v : ; For, Sale!
Two show cases, in good
and cheap. .- . . . v
..'L. Skuo, Jeweler.
of Commissioners Held
. "stock urr; petition.
Signed by Nearly all the
Voters of the Locality
Elizabeth City, Feb. 5th. 1902
The Board of County Commission
ers met today. Present: Geo. M.
Scott, chairman; T. E.; Palmer,
J. F. Spence, S. , N. Morgan and
Geo. D. Sherlock.
Minutes of last meeting i were
read . and approved. - ' -
On motion, it is ordered, that
Willis W. Lee be relieved of poll
tax for the year 1901 on account
On motion, it' is ordered., thatfi
Willis W. Lee be paid $1 by the
county on account of infirmity.
. On motion, it is ordered, that
the estate of Beverly Taylor, .de
ceased, in Nixonton township, be
relieved of poll tax for 1901.
On motion, it is ordered, that
the valuation" of the land of Julia
Cartwright, listed by H. C Price,
agent, be reduced from $200 to
$100 and an order be issued for
relief for relief of 75c tax.
- On motion, it is ordered, that
W. J. Smith be relieved of poll tax
for 1901, as said Smith is now a
resident of Pamlico county and
pays taxes there.
On motion, it is ordered, ihat
the valuation . of the timber on
what is known as the '-Sanderlin
Farm it Mt Hemon Township,
listed by Blades Lumber Company
be reduced to $2,500 .and an order
be issued for the relief of tax on
- On motion, it is ordered, that
Bryant Sharpe b . paid i $1.00 by
onl account of in-
Clerk of the Board was in
structed to draw on C. W. Morgan,
Chairman of the Board of County
Commissioners of Perquimans Co.
for 10, being the amount due by
said Perquimans county lor re
pairing river bridge. .
On "motion, it is ordered, that
the pension of Luzie . Duk.e be
increased from Si to $2 per
month. ; ; .
On : motion, it is ordered, that
Miles Hollo well be relieved of poll
tax for 1901 -on account of a
broken leg ':
A petition for "Stock Law" was
read ;. to the ' Board, .- feigned by
a majority i of the qualified : voters
in a certain district or territory
described as follows: 1
Beginning at the Northeast
corner 01 u. vv. xiouoweii s neirs,
land on the irasquotanic nverron
the North r side- of Davis Bay
bridge, thence following the north
era and western side of Davis
Bay Road a western and v southern
direction to the Main road running
from" Newbegun Creek past the
C.- W. Hollo well . house, v thence
across said Main - road at right
angles to the fence " on southern
side of Main Road,' thence East-
war dly along said road to Cart
wright's lane, ; thence southwardly
alone said lane and . C. W.. Hollo
well's heirs land its various courses
to a lane kown as i?Jersey street"
thence along the North .side of
to . the Sand Hm
road, " thence Northwardly alone
the .Sand Hill - road " to -r a point
opposite the northern side of Per
kin's lane, thence across the Sand
Hill road at right-angles to the
fence on north aicfe of Perkins
lane on the 'a. W. HoUoweU's
land, thence ' "westtrafdly : along
the said Perking road to the land
of Seth Harris thenc - 'northwardly
alone the line of Seifi ; Harris and
C. W Hollo well's hejrs' to the land
of F. F. Cohoon to ; the lands of
Henry Wilson, thence Northwardly
along the Western boundary of the
lands of Henry Wilson, David
Simpsom. Nixon' Spellman and
Euclid Heights Co. to Harrington
bridge which is theT boundary of
the Corporation of Elizabeth City,
N, C, thence following- the town
boundary a southern t and eastern
direction to the Pasciuotank-river
thence eastvvardly .following the
Pasquotank river- to : the place of
beginning. . - -
? Said petitioners asked, that the
Board of County-Commissioners
call an election for tne purpose of
submitting tne question of btock
Law", or 'xso totock Law" to the
qualined voiei'b oi vtno district of
tarritory descriDed lin said pe
tition. - r' "
On motion, ,it ::is. ordered, that
an election be held,- according to
law, in sad -district; ior - territory,
described in aid petition at the
store of .Capt.. touanuel Waters on
Tuesday-Uie-llih -ktay of - March,
A. D 1902, for tiie purpose of 'sub
mitting to tne - qualified voters of
saidJhstrict the question of "Stock
Law" or '1no iatock. iiaw"-in said
district or territory. ' ' - -
On motion, tne following named
persons were appointed as officers
to 'hold said election: Lemuel
Harris, Registrar; C. W. Hollo
well and Andre w : J. Bailey, Poll
Dr. J. K Wood, , Health Officer,
'made the following report: r I -! '
Ehzabeth City, Feb. 3rd. 1902
To the Hon. Board of County
Commissioners: - " T
Public Buildings were inspected
as required and it gives me pleas
ure to Report upon. the improved
condition of both places. I found
50 inmates in' Home as follows:
VV hit temale 5, White males 7:
1H. "Colored females 10. Coldred
males 8 18. total 30. Prisoners
in jail G. '.
' Health Ofiicer.'
Total bills allowed, including
benefits $ 642.01
There being no further business
the Board adjourned. '
- ' G, M Scott,
- - , - Chairman.
C. Spence, Clerk. : ;
The Ministers' Conferencfi, com
posed olall the white ministers of
the city, is taiang on new--life, this
year.' me nournas oeen cnanged
from 10 "o'clock vto " 10:30 every
Monday xaorning and , the -atten-damee
and interest have increased.
Last Monday Bev.rW. W. Orr, the
new president presided, and Rev.
Mr. Detwiler read a very interest
ing paper ou- the "Mountain Peo
ple of North Carolina jand" Their
Creed." . So - wise seemed the sug
gestiona'6f Dr. Detwiler that ' be
was afifced to embody tn em in - an
article, for the religious papers of
the' North. - The meetings; are in
the parlor of the Y. M. C. A., and
are open to all white ministers.
Of Elizabeth City Hold
List of Bills Audited and
" Ordered Paid Feed Al
A meeting of the Town' Com
missioners was held on Monday
afternoon and the following busi
ness transacted. f
xne street , committee - was
quested "to pave Pool street,
Matthews to Pearl street. : '
Property holders on Riverside
avenue were -ordered to pave same
on West side from the draw bridge
to Butler's lane.
The Street Comnritee was allow
ed an extension of time in which
to prepare a report on street rail
wavs, etc. - '
The market men's : petition was
referred to the market committee.
The petition, of Mrs. Johnson
and Sawyer was deferred till next
meeting. - ' .
Voted that ithe committee , on
the opening of . Water street be
authorized to have proper surveys
made. '' :
N. G. Grandy & Co's., bid ?to
supply feed for. the city stables
during the month of Febuary was
received; .rThe prices- quoted are
as follows: ,
Oats at p2c", per bnsheL -
Corn hominy $1.45, per hundred,
v No. L Timothy: h&f . $18.50
ton j . . r -
A committee was appointed,
composed of .Mayor Wilson, Chas.
Reed and Peter Spires, to examine
into the fire engine - question and
determine whether it would be
advisable to purchase a new
4.. The following bills were audited
and ordered paid.' C X
J. B. Flora & Co. $22.75
i Fire Dep. Quar. allowance $50.00
R Ji Shepard. .75
A. F. Toxey & Co. $28.61
s TS: G. Grandy Co $44.26
W. C. Dawson - $2.35
v McCabe & Grice. $1.50
W. N. Gregory. $5.00
Clerk of Superior Court, $17.70
, -Fred Davis. . " 1 $9-00
E. J. Shepard. - , 3-10
, Barnie Newban.: $6.25
A. C; Stoke& ? t $6.13
J. H. Pasterfield. J$1.75
Electric Lightt CkJtnpany
2 mos'. service. - $580.49
J.-B.-Flora Co. ' - ' $22.12
E. C. & N. , TeL' Co r , $15.97
W..W. Wroodley v:, $4.05
PlatV& Co. , $140.10
Correspondence of the Tab Heel
.- , r . Swan Quarter, Feb. 6
Few men outside of v the county
know the havoc that the disease
known as the "horse epidemic, is
making among ; t - v the . t horses
of ' Hyde " county, r- K It must
be that more than four hundred
annimals - have died within .the
last seven : months 'from : this
dreadful" and ' fatal "disease. " Pro
fessional men acquainted with the
horse and his diseases have visited
the county, and . exhausted., their
medical skill as to the cure of the
I disease even . in . its v early .stages.
Post ? mortem - examinatidns ; have
been made - with" much care and
most if not all of the vetrinarians
agree " that the "germs of-, the
disease are taken- .with the food.
Last summer the . disease made
its appearance among v the horses
of the county and f killed at least
three hundred, of the 1394 horses
listed. for taxation last June and
valued at $51,461. . . '-t
It was believed by.manythat' it
was; an atmospnenct rouble : and
when, frost came the disease
would disappear : from among the
norses as from . the inhabitants
of malarial districts. Before frost
he. disease abated and the health
of the horses was normal " .
Early: in "T January ; : the disease
broke out again and very-, many
of our most valuable ' horses have
died, horses that s have ' been well
treated and well cared for.
Let us see if we can account for
he disease abating about the
middle of September and . return
ing tne ioiiowiner ; o anuarr. - ir.
Petty, : Dr. Butler , ; and e others
agreed as to its being : poisoning
food taken in the stomach and
advised no food to be fed raised
asfc year, 1901; When told, that
the farm had nothing to feed on
except the - feed raised 1901 they
hen advised medicating,, .the
eed, giving tonics, etc.
Under this treatment the health
of "the horses improved and the
disease - .died-out- ,Wheniwinte'r
came . we left off " doctorin g the
horses believing we were safe. The
disease will soon abate I believe
by following the advise-, of the
doctors by. scalding the feed and
giving the horses a tonic of some
Correspdndenc of the Tab Heix.
,z: Wanchese, Feb. 6
Conversation is a little mud at
present, seems to drift from nets
and fishing to a contemplated rail
road. If talk were as good as act
ion the roadliad been long since
Mrs. Lottie Tillett is very ill,
as is also Mr. . will naum.. jdoui
are under the care -of Dr. ' F. - P.
Gates. We wish their speedy re
covery. " -
Mrs. xJaskly, who nas been seri
ously ill at her home on Hooker
street is now rapidly recovering.
mucn to the iov of ner many
friends. ' -
Mr. St. Clair ' Pugh, who has
been suffering1 for : some time of
rheumatism is at last able to : go
out i hunting rabbits. Strange ' to
say be was able to carry- home all
he killed, without help.
Miss Aldene rMeekins of ; this
place, who is-teaching - at ' Mann's
Harboiv spent the, last of the week
with her parents and friends. : ;
MrJesse R. Biggs is visiting at
his old home, here after an absence
of-two years. We - welcome him
among us and wish that his "stay
might be longer. '
i . Correct Time at Selig's - r ' .
Mr. L; Selig, the popular jeweler,
has placed in his. show window a
valuable and -expensive chronome-
terr i from' " rwhich" the passers
by - on Main street "can obtain
the .correct' time. In this pro-
gressive aepartue jut. eiig sup
plies a long felt want of , the pub
lic, as there has been no standard
for time- in the " city heretofore.
The city clock in the court house
is for from exact, and ,the ' public
should appreciate Mr. Selig's step.
' The heavy rains and sleet hav
caused all outdoor work to be sus
pended for the last three days. - - r '
Mr.'L. A. Perry has returnPl"
from Norfolk where .he .has baen .
Dr. J. L. Xister has been annoin-
ted by Gov: Aycock, a'delegate to'
tne good roads . convention that -
meets in Raleigh on'the 12thy and
13th' of February. ' ,
The- debating society which '
meets at the Academy every Friday '
night is well attended and growing
Two very fine organs just the
thing- for beginners that were
taken as part navment on ih
"Artistic Steiff" Piano will be sold
at a very low price.' Cash
or ; m-
. Thos. H. Clabk,
Care Tab TTrvj. Office,
Elizabeth City, N. C.
Official wholesale quotations" as -
furnished by EL T. Greenleaf Jr.
Broker & Distributing Agent
-v COTTON. - ;
High Middling 8c.
Low Middling 7M- ' , v-
1 '. i f - HAY,- GBADI, ECT. J -
Corn Market quiet ; From Store," NeCs mixed '
- eorn No. a white corn 78c. ?.
Hay From store; No. 1 timothy 8.50 8pecial .
- price on car lots. . , , J.
Oats Mixed no. 2 from store 62c. White No. 2.
from store. Special price on car lots. : ' 7 '
Feed corn hominy 1.65 - . - ". ,
MiU Fejti Bran from store s per ton & 80.00 -
Middlings from store per ton 80.00
- Shorts from store per ton & : - - -80.00
Bice Head 5.1-2 No. 1 3.3-4o Rice Bran
18 00 per Ton.
:, . :(:'
. . COCNTHY PRODUCE. i " r -
Poultry.:. live, steady; chickens, old hens, .
large Sc fat 20c and 25c :
Eggs Weak 18 to 2oc per doz. .
Butter Good Country. 20c lb
Conntry Hams JFirm ; Good North Carolina
- at 12.1-2 per lb. .
Onions at 4.00 to 4.50 per bag. .
Potatoes New sweets, Harmau at 1.00 ner .
bbl Yellow at 1.25 . - -
Irish 2.25 to 2.50 per bag -
Tomatoes None being received. '
Cabbages at 1.50 to .1.75 per bbl ; .
. fbuits. .
'Apples at 4,50 per bbl fine northern -Lemons
3.50 to 8. 75 per box. 1- - "
Cocoannt 100 to bag at 8.00 to 8.50 -OrangesFlorida,
3.00 per box. : Call. S.g5 :
Budded 2.75 ' ' -
Bananas 75c to 1.60. - " .'-.--
- ' TBESH FISH AND OYSTEBS. - " "
Oysters Selects 1.20 medium 1.00 stda 90 per
. gallon No fish to quote, r
Hides weak. Dry Flint 11, dry fealt 9, dry
- -damaged 6 to 7, green, ' salt S f green
i So dry calf 9c.
. , GKOCEBIES. ... T-.
Flour Best Patent at 4.25 to 4.60 Straight
Meal . Boltd Meal, 100 pounsto sack at 1.50
Un-Boltd Meal, lOOponnds to sack 1.43.
Cheese jlats full cream 11 to I3c lb.
Butter : FxtraGO lbs to tubs at 24 to 28o ? a :r
Extra 1 lb prints at 29c. r. . ' "T ,
- - PBOVISIOSS.
Buli Meat ; Market Higher ; : Western heavy : .
- bellies at 9,7-8 to lo Western light weight
at lo to loH - - ; -
Pork Plates at 8,3-4 . 7 '
Picnic Hams at 8-4 . . . ' : - -'
Ham Pot New at 17.24 to 17,4o . , , - I
MessPork New at ' , - ' -
Ham sugar cored at 13 to 14 ,f .
Shoulders S C 8.3-4 to 9 J - ;-
Lard pure in tierces at 10,3-4 to 11 60 lb Has -
- add i-4 o ' i
Sugar Granulated at 4,85 Yellow at 4J-2 .. ..-
r : NOTICE OF "SALE.
On Tuesday the 25th day of Feb.
19Q2 at ' 12 o'clock m. at uourt
House door m Currituck county
we shall offer for sale- at public
auction to highest bidder for cash' ,
a Methodistr Parsonage situated in
the County of Currituck, Crawford
Township, containing four acres
more of less adjoining the lands
of C. B. "Mathias, sr. and others. -Right
reserved to sell the saidtrac -of
land at private sale and also
the right not to sell Baid tract on .
said-day if bid not sujucicui r -
. T. L. Jarvis - - . .
- T. W. Baxter t Trustees.
" Henry Welstead j
; lW. H.Waches
Feb. 18 ' , - . .