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Volume II. Number 35. . . Hertford, Perqmmaris County, NorthjCarolina, Friday, August 30, 1935.
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Amusing Stories Relat
ed In Court Byv Vic
tims of C. A. Jordan
Every available seat was taken in
V the courthouse on Wednesday after
noon when the case against C. A.
Jordan,-alias "Dr. Buzzard", was fi
nally iTeached'.in . Beeorder's Court,
And probably never -bef or did -so
many witnesses relate' in succession,
auch ludicrous and amusing- stories
as was heard from the lips of the
prosecuting witnesses "who 'had alleg
edly been hoodwinked out of money
or goods by the self-styled. Dr. Bui
zard", who appears to have Uimed
to be able to do many., wonderful
works. t "
The first ' witness called to the
stand was Susie Banks, of New Hope.
She testified that the defendant told
her that if she would give him
geese, i hens and a rooster he could
dig money. The bargain was that
7 he was to dig behind the barn. . Susie
gave the poultry "but she didn't, get
ny money lack, v She hacl promis
ed to give, WJJR BlMsard'' tea per
cent of what he got. she laid. He
didn't even dig.-.-- ,, ; .
Sam Tillett, who' Uvea near Winfail
and says he works mighty hard,
working out there on the road, gave
"Dr. Buzzard" two dollars because
he said it would bring him good luck.
Then "Dr. Buzzard" came back and
asked for more, so Sam gave him
$7.75 more, making $9.75 in all,
which Sam insisted in court he want
ed back. "Dr. Buzzard" promised
Sam, so Sam said, that all he wanted
with the money was to secure thirty
piecies of silver, which he would boil
and then he would wash in the water
in which the silver was boiled and
you would have good "luc&wShressed
to know who was going to be wash
ed, Sam admitted he really didn't
know whether he was to be washed
or the Doctor. However, he turned
over the money. "Dr. Buzzard" gave
him a receipt for It He was pretty
handy in giving receipts, gave them
right and left, all signed "Dr. "Buz
zard". H,e promised to return, Sam's
money on Friday night and Sam sat
up for hours waiting. The Doctor
failed to come back. - ::t;y;xi
' Baeford Gallop, of Winfail, testifi-
. ed that he was worried when ."Dr.
! Buzzard" told him that his wife was
in a bad fix, somebody had conjured
her, and gave him five dollars, the
conjure doctor 'promising, to . return
the money, , which would e Just its
good to spend, as ever after he had
boiled the silver,, which.-., he . would
change it to, the fifty dimes. t,"I
dont want your money-J don't want
any man's money" he said the doc
tor told him. But he didn't bring the
money back. "I sure would like to
have my five doUararsaid Baeford,
with . f eeling.t; r'' 'ij
Ethel Spellman j let : the ' Conjure
doctor have her $1.50 which she said
- was borrowed "money;" just lent it to
him to use'; to boil. But he didn't
f bring it back. 5 He didn't bring any
body's money back.'. He also " re
lieved Ethel of 6 chickens, was going
to use the blood of them to put into
medicine to cure '' Ethel's V husband.
Nothing was. said of what he would
do with the chickens after he used
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Judge's Wash Woman
Held For High Court
' Judge Walter H." Oakey, Jr., sent
' a case In which the defendant was
charged with being drunk and disor
" derly to Superior Court Tuesday
from Recorder's Court,. f--lowing the
statement made I7 C: .zr.ti, the
Negro defendant, t 1 , i jrosecut
ing witness, lizzie , 1 id said
to her "I wash fr Jis C " ,, ai
I know he is going to t a ca 1 . side".
The jS'iiircnt, 1 s it 1" 2 clc-i
of 'a lorj excis.i rewiJ cf iz
circumstnc6s leading v.) 'to ft
trouble t 'reen the two i'T ty '
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Convention At Camp .
Leach September 1
The Young People's Service League
Annual Camp and Convention of the
Diocese of East Carolina Will be held
at Camp Leach near Washington, N.
C. beginning. Sunday September 1,
and continuing through Sunday, Sep
tember 8. The Convention of the U
P. S. L. will be held Friday, Satur
day and Sunday, September 6, 7, and
8, according to an announcement
made last week by Rev. Stephen
Gardner, of Washington, Business
The regular camps held annually
at Camp Leach were called off early
in the summer because of the infan
tile paralysis situation in the State.
The first of these camps held each
year is the senior camp, with young
people from 14 to 24 eligible, the
camps for the several younger groups
following iq order. It is the senior
camp, for young people of from 14
to 24, which will be held next week.
i A number of young people from
Hertford have attended the various
camps each summer.
Sept. 10 Deadline
For WPA Projects
All WPA project will have to be
in the Raleigh off ice of the WPA by
September 10, according to a tele
gram aent out by E. S. Askew, Works
Progress Administrator Director of
the First District, on Wednesday.
In order that projects may be
checked in the district office in Eliza
beth City in time to reaeh Raleigh,
they should be in early as possible,
not later than Friday night, Septem
ber 0, according to the wire.
Rev. H. B. Porter
Revival Preacher
, Rev. H. B. Porter, Presiding Elder
of the Durham District, will be the
preacher at th revival services to
begin next Sunday at the Hertford
Methodist Church.
Services will be held each evening
at 8 o'clock. The hours of the day
Services will be announced later, ac
cording to the pastor, Rev. B. P.
Robinson, who extends a cordial in
vitation to the public to attend the
services. '
Morgan Walker Buys
Josiah Elliott Store
, Morgan Walker, formerly employ
ed at Anderson's ' Drug Store, has
purchased the store of Josiah Elliott
on Market Street, land has already
taken over , tae business. t
- Mr. Walker will carry patent medi
cines, tobaccos and soft drinks.' The
lunch room formerly operated in con
nection with Josiah's place has been
The new owner is makinsr consid
erable repairs and improvements.
The bus station formerly operated
by Josiah Elliott and located at this
place is now located in the One Stop
Service Station. ' v: ; , v
Mrs. Sutton Gives
: Party In Son's Honor
iMrsiRl;Sutton delightfully en
tertained on Fridav a birth
day party in honor 'of her son, Dozier,
who leaves the first of September to
enter Norfolk eBusiness . college, in
Norf olk,;;Va.s;:.jtJf i '
i The ' gueste d were1 received at the
front door by Miss. MattieGatling
White and directed , to' the sun par
lor where punch was served by Miss
es Mary Wood Koonce and EUie Mae
White.' Novel and Interesting gfcmes
were played, followed by a tfontest
in which Miss Mattit Bert Relf e and
Robert HolloweU were - the jmnners.
jLter toe guesur were : invitecr into
the la!hg room.wlere -a white birth
day cJte bearing 19 can!es formed
the t:-t;"!e', fcndwera. served ice;
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Rev. ..and Mrs. White
Will Be Missionaries
In Orient
Return After Seven
Years Spent In This
Rev. P. E. White, Mrs. White and
their two children, Geneva Josephine
and Louis Norman, will sail from San
Francisco on Friday of next week
for Chengchow, Hohan, China, to re
sume the missionary work in which
they were engaged for several years,
prior to returning home seven years
Both Mr. and Mrs. White are na
tives of Perquimans. Mr. White is
a son of I. A. White, of Hertford,
and Mrs. White is a daughter of the
late L. W. Norman and Mrs. Norman,
of Hertford. Their little daughter
was born while they were living in
Mr. White, who has been for the
past six years pastor of the ' King
Memorial Baptist Church, at Leaks
ville, served as President of the Min
isterial Association of Leaksville, for
a number of years. At a recent
meeting of this organization the fol
lowing resolutions were adopted and
were published ia the Leaksville
"Whereas the call has come to the
Rev. P. E. White to return to the
Mission Field in China after an ab
sence of several years, and
Whereas the past six of these in
tervening years have been spent in
a most blessed and profitable minis
try in our midst as pastor of the
King Memorial Baptist Church,
Therefore, be it resolved:
1. That we express our deep appre
ciation to Brother White for the
abiding work that he has done
through the grace of God in building
the Kingdom of God in the hearts of
his people, and for that kind spirit
of ever-ready cooperation in every
movement for the uplift and better
ment of the community,
i. That we render thanks unto God
for the kind providence that gave him
to us for these years, and rejoice in
the privilege that has been ours of
having this period of good fellow
sip with one whose life so reflects
the spirit of Christ; with a man hav
ing strong convictions, yet possessing
a tender tolerance; a pastor who
was a real shephard, and a husband
and father whose home life was an
inspiration to the multitude who en
joyed his hospitality.
8. That we commend him and his
family to God in prayer for safe
keeping on the long journey and
pray that his surrendered life may
be used mightly of God in China to
bring light and hope to the people
4. That a copy of these resolutions
be sent to Brother . White, that they
be published in the Leaksville News'
and that "they be spread upon the
minutes of the Ministerial Associa
Resolutions Committee.
The White family only recently re
cently returned to Leaksville after
visiting Mr. and Mrs. White and Mrs,
Norman in Hertford.
Rev. Fred PewelL Philadelphia Evan.
gelist, Will Preach t Bethlehem
' . Christian Orarck " -
A ' revival meeting will be held at
Bethlehem- 'Chri::43n Church, begin
ning.Aext Sunday, with the Rev. Fred
Powell, Evangelist,; of a Philadelphia,
conducting?- thje services. -. lr.f Powell
is weft kiiawn ,Jn the community,
having. preached t Bethlehem before,
and large crowd are expected to heat
him. The public is cordiallyAmtod,
Services .will be held each evening
be;'x-Jngat 8. o'clock."--No services
will be 'heM during the day-time.'
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i 11.11 C.i Lalor Day
The r -J-y Tool of Bethlehem
QriL i C e :;t to hold their
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U, S. Warns Soviet On Propaganda
Washington, D. C The meetings
of the congress of the Communist In
ternational (Comintern) came to an
end. During its sessions delegates
from all countries had reported en
couraging progress for the party.
American delegates had boasted of
leading the San Francisco dock strike
of "boring from within." When the
sessions were over, the United States
lodged a "most emphatic protest"
with the Soviet Government through
Ambassador William C. Bullitt. It
said that the U. S. "anticipates the
most serious consequences" if the
Soviet Government does not halt act
ivities deemed to be a. violation of
the pleadge signed in November, 1933
by Maxim Litvinoff, Soviet Foreign
Commissar. The pledge stated that
his government would restrain or
ganizations from "propaganda having
as its aim the bringing about by
force of a change in the political or
social order of the whole or any part
of the United States.
Optimistic Note
New York City Merchants in 43
states look back on sales increases
of 9 to 7 per cent this year. To New
York's twelfth annual Gift Show they
sent 3,200 buyers as against 2,700
last year. Sales ranged from 25 per
cent to. 300 per cent over 1934. Last
years dollar items gave way to wares
featured at $160 and $2.00. Busi
ness was good-the best in four years.
Speed Demon Changes Tracks
Lake Bonneville, Utah In spite of
the fact that Utah's State flower is
a lily, Sir Malcolm Campbell, Scot
tish speed demon, will try in this
state to reach his goal of 300 miles
an hour over a measured mile. His
monster racing automobile the Blue
bird, failed to set this mark at Day
tona Beach because ripples in the
sand forced him either to slow up or
smash up. He will take his 12-cylin-der,
2,600 horsepower, Rolls Royce
driven racing car out to the ultra
smooth salt flats of Lake Bonneville.
Here the millionaire thrill chaser will
spend $25,000 in trying to whizz 440
feet per second to a new record.
Presbyterian Members Decrease
Offerings Increase
New York City The Christian Her
ald's annual survey of American
Church membership for 1934 reports
1'223'064 new members "the larg
est increase since 1930." The Pres
byterian, largest single church in the
U. S. A., showed a decrease, how
ever, of 27,368 members last year,
entirely a dark one. Its 1,959,923
members in 9,025 churches, with 9,901
ministers gave $35,718,531. These
offerings increased $421,804 over the
previous year and averaged $18.56 a
European Country Disbands Its Army
Monte Carlo, Monaco While Eu
ropean countries race for bigger ar
maments, one country announces its
intention not to reduce its defense,
but to disband its entire army! A
deficit of $669,000 in the tiny coun
try of Monaco whose revenue comes,
or used to come, mainly from Monte
Carol's famed Casino, caused Prince
Louis its white-haired ruler, to cut
expenses, fire Monaco's entire mill
tary force numbering 76.
New Bombers Will Revise Air Tactics
Dayton, Ohio The idea of bomb
ing planes outstripping pursuit ships
seemed fantastic to old school tacti
cians, yet the three great, shining
new bombers waiting to be tested at
the army's mile square testing field
at Dayton will Bend the pattern of
World War air battles to limbo. Air
Corps specifications called for a min
imum one-ton bomb-load, a 2,000
mile range, and a speed of 200 m. p.
h. Keen rivalry, between Daugles,
Mrfrtin, and Boeing with an eye on
million-dollar contracts have boosted
speeds to 250 or faster, raised ceil
ings to 80,000 . feet and set higher
levels m climb, maneuverability and
ease of control, "r With ' the army's
$24,000,000 to spend for new , air
craft this year, bombers may well
take a quarter of it with prices above
'"?Case'Of ;iire:.un.. ,-: W
t XeiuVCLio Yorne Gross was dis-
mayed to diacow . W barn afire.
Thinking . fliiickly, he started the
baleisworking and called the neigh
bors. Good hay . went to . the baler,
burning hay out the door. ' Reaulte
baled-25 tons; saved, 1,500 bushels of
small grains, 60 more tons of hay,
one big barn. . -r.
The many friends of Ret. O. Jack
Murphey wiU rerret to know, that he
has tend i V rs'rnation as ipas
t:r of . - ' "s T - Zat Church. He
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Perquimans Missing
At Vet's Convention
Fifty-five Candidates Invited to Re
port at State College by Coach
Hunk Anderson
College Station, Raleigh, Football
players by the dozen will begin to ar
rive here next week for the start of
fall grid drills at State College on
Tuesday, September 3. Fifty-five
men have been invited to report by
Coach Hunk Anderson.
Mr. Anderson, who has been visit
ng friends in South Bend the past
two weeks, arrived Sunday and will
have everything in shape for the
players when they arrive.
Anderson will hand equipment to
candidates on Monday, September 2
and drills will start early the next
morning. Urals will be held both
morning and afternoon until registra
tion of upperclassmen Wednesday,
Septembre 18.
Freshman Field will be used as the
practice field for the first three
weeks. Yearling candidates will oc
cupy half of the field after Septem
ber 13, the varsity using the other
After the first three weeks of
practice Anderson expects to take
the varsity to Riddick Stadium" scene
of State's home games, where he will
taper the men off for their opening
game with Davidson at Greensboro
Saturday night, September 28.
Riddick Stadium is at present clus
tered with material being used in the
construction of concrete stands on
the west side of the playing field.
The field itself, however, is being
protected and is being watered and
cared for daily for the coming sea
Captain Barnes Worth, steady
right guard, will lead the 1935 candi
dates into camp. Worth has been
working this summer in a glass fas
tory at Toledo, Ohio. Coach Ander
son considered him the steadiest
guard he saw in action last fall.
Worth, A Raleigh boy, is one of the
15 monogram men Anderson has ask
ed to report for early drills.
A number of candidates are already
in Raleigh, several having found em
ployment here this summer. Amonp
them are Everett "Cow Boy" Robin
son and Earl "Montana" Scofield, the
cowboy halbacks; Venice Farrar,
halfback and fullback whom Ander
son will move to the line; Alex Reg
don, varsity guard; Dan Piloseno,
freshman guard, and Roger Mass
and Russell Nicholson, varsity ends.
Eddie Berlinski, all-State freshman
left halfback last fall, has .been in
Raleigh since mid-July. Eddie is
busy earning spending, money as phy
sical educational instructor in the
North Carolina State prison in Ral
eigh. Howard Bardes, varsity halfback,
also is on deck. He came to Raleigh
following the closing of the R. O. T.C.
student military camp at Anniston,
Alabama in July. Bardes is manag
ing a city league baseball team and
is umpiring softball games.
The men who will aid Anderson as
I members of the coaching staff Ed
Kosky, Frank Keese, and Koscoe Koy,
will arrive next week with the play
ers. They are out of the city on va
cation. John Broughton In
Hensley Orchestra
John Broughton, Jr., left Thursday
for Old Point Comfort, Va., where he
will play first saxophone in the Hens
ley Orchestra at the Chamberlin Ho
tel. Mr. Broughton will return home be
fore he leaves to resume his studies
at Wake Forest College, where he
will be a junior this year.
Roberson Family
Now In Hertford
;'J.G Boberson, the new owner of
Anderson's Drug Store, which will
now be known as Roberson's Drug
Store, who was "out of town for a
few days this week, is now perma
nently located here. ' Mr. . Soberson,
who ia a registered druggist, was
formerly located "at Parker's Drug
Store, in Franklin, Va.
The, Roberson family consists of
Mr, and- Mrs, Roberson1 , and two
daughters. ; Miss ' Spivey 4 Roberson,
the elder daughter, - will assist her
father in the drug store. The young
er' daughter. Miss Alice, will be a
sophomore In the Perquimans High
School this year.
: ToWco growers with an - excess
poundage to sell this fall may secure
extra aotment -cards from their
William Madre Only Re
maining Confederate
Despite Age of 91, He
Recalls Many War
When the oll was called this week
at the annual meeting of the Confed
erate Veterans, held at Amarillo,
Texas, no representatives of Perqui
mans, once a hot-bed of the Confed
eracy, responded.
Time was when there was a long
list of these Perquimans Boys in
Gray who had followed the Stars and
Bars throughout the struggle of the
War Between the States. A sur
prising number of these men came
back when the war was over, though
many died in battle or from exposure.
So many of those who returned had
been mere youngsters, strong and en
during. Among these lads was the
late William S. Blanchard, who at 16
volunteered in the Confederate Army
and served throughout the entire four
years. Most of those who returned
lived to be old men, many of them
bearing the marks of battle. Only a
few years ago there were a number
of these Perquimans County Veterans
who assembled upon occasion in re
union meets.
Recent years have taken heavy
tolls of the once numerous "Southern
Boys" throughout the land, however,
and today only a trace remains here
and there of the soldiers who follow
ed Lee and Jackson.
Among those of Perquimans who
have passed away within the last
two decades were Isaac Newton
White, laid away not so long ago in
his Confederate uniform, beneath
the Stars and Bars he loved; Allan
Perry, W. T. McMullan, W. S. Blanc
hard, Charles Lane, Calvin Mans
field, W. A. White and Zack Toms.
Of the Perquimans veterans only
one is left, William Madre, of Hert
ford, whose ninety-first birthday will
occur in October.
Mr. Mardre, whose mind is remark
ably clear, recalls vividly the cir
cumstances connected with the War,
which began when he was a youth of
seventeen. He recalls very clearly
the time when ten confederate sol
diers were captured by two Union
forces and carried to Point Lookout
where thy were kept prisoners. Mr.
Madre evidenced much interest in
an excerpt from "The War of the Re
bellion A Compilation of the Offi
cial Records of the Union and Con
federate Armies", which recently fell
into the writer's hand, giving a re
port of the Union officer in command
of the detachment which captured
these Perquimans men. The record
dated December 6-10, 1864, reads in
part as follows:
"Major: I have the honor to re
port that the command you were
pleased to honor me with for the
purpose of arresting a band of Guer
rillas was entirely successful.
Resuming our march, we went as
far as the forks of the road this side
of "Newby's Bridge", where I de
tached Lieutenant Wilcox with
twenty-five men to go within half a
mile of Hertford, on this side of the
river with instructions to remain
there until I communicated with him
at Hertford, while I, with the re
mainder of the command, crossed the
Perquimans River, went direct to
Hertford, and communicated with
him. Here I remained during the
night and made it the headquarters
of the detachment. The citizens were
very accommodating, readily furnish
ing us with forage and rations. Next
morning at daybreak I ordered Lieut.
Wilcox and 25 men to proceed
to Elizabeth City with the prisoners
and cattle that we had captured,
while I, with 20 men, scoured the
country between Hertford and Eden
ton, where I captured most of the
guerrillas. Returning to Hertford
at 8 P.. M. after baiting the horses,
I recrossed the river at Hertford and
toxk;iip my. line of march.
"We reached Portsmouth at noon,
having heed gone-four days, captur
ing 10 prisoners, 7 horses (used to
convey prisoners), 6 cattle and 16
bales of 'cotton.."-;' r 'v- -' 1 ji .
. 'The -following are the 'names of
the prisoners captured: Captain W.
Myers, : Company ' D, . Sixty-sixth
North Carolina; Privates Nathan
Smith, William : Baker,- Ambrose
Elliott, Joseph White Kinchon Ho
well, Darius White, Anderson Elliott,
of Company D, Sixty-sixth North
Carolina; , James. Denby,: Company. P,
Sixty-first Virginia Regiment; Spence
IX Graythe wtt;Albemarie;iCi'
These were .J fcryinf 'yiftit:
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