Published every Friday at .i-Tki
ftr?nans Weekly cke in tta
Crr;ory Bulldinjj, Ctach Street,
Lcnford, N. C . Kf v r .-.
fcATTES USTEB WHITE- Editor
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, f , Entered U second claw matter
November 15, 1984, at the post odea
at Hertford, .North Carolina, jmdtt
the Act of March 8, 1879. - ;.. C
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FRIDAY, AUCUST, V,1935.r
THIS WEEK'S BIBLE THOUGHT
RIGHT REASONING: Let ua rea
son together, saith the Lord: though
your sins be as scarlet, they shall be
as white as snow. Isaiah 1:18.
WHO IS RESPONSIBLE? .
Whose responsibility is it to break
up the speeding on the streets of
Hertford? The situation which ex
ists now is dangerous. The recently
widened streets of Hertford seem to
constitute an invitation to the reek
less t6 speed.
Especially is this true on the north
ern end of Church street, near the
river bridge. Speeding is the rule
rather than the exception in this sec
tion of the town.
We are kitting on the highways of
this state at the rate of three every
day and Injuring and maiming thirty
five or forty more.
Ninety-eight per cent of the fatal
accidents occur on roads which are
in good repair, according to statis
tics compiled by the Institute of
Government and published in the
booklet "Guides to Highway Safety."
Further, it is stated that exceeding
the speed limit causes, more fatal ac
cidents than any other act -1 :
; In the face of these facts automo
bile' are driven at terrific rates of
speed over the bridge and around the
first curve in Church street without
anybody making any effort to pre
vent. Nobody can deny that the situation
exists. Nobody will deny that the
situation is dangerous.
Whose is the responsibility?
f HIT OR MISS
Pauline Ryan's husband was in
jail, awaiting trial for feloniously
shooting a man, a pretty serious of
fense. Pauline, hearing that "Dr.
Buzzard," who had only recently
come to town, could work all kinds
of magic tricks like releasing folks
from prison, helping them find things
that were lost, curing supposedly in
curable dLeasjs, and what not, con
sulted "Dr. L zzard" on Sunday.
Yes, he told her, he could certainly
get her husband right out of jail,
could have him out in a few hours, in
fact. The price would be fifty dol
lars, but he would accept five dollars
down and she could have a whole year
in which to pay the rest. It sound
ed reasonable enough to Pauline, and
so she handed over the five spot, tak
ing a receipt.
It happened that Pauline herself
got into trouble that very night, got
in 'a scrap with another woman, and
herself was placed in jail. That
wasn't so bad, because she was join
ing her husband. Probably there Was
method in Pauline's procedure. Any
way, after Pauline was locked up she
told her husband all about the trains-.
action with "Dr. Buzzard."" Doubt-.
less Pauline believed they would both
be released forthwith. Not so her
husband. The receipt she showed
him didn't cut any ice at all with
him. He promptly sent for an officer,
told him the story and turned the
receipt over to him. And so, to make
a long story short, as the saying
goes, the next morning found "Dr.
Buzzard" himself in jail. So far he
hasn't been able to work his magic
on that lock on the jail. Later on a
number of "Dr., Buzzard's" erstwhile
associates joined the party in jail.
They had been nabbed in connection
with liquor operations alleged tc
have been carried on.
The witness in the liquor case
knew right well that, it was jncorr
rect to call the point of the . needle
the,"pint" of the needle, as- she. had
frequently heard.' She just wasn't
going to use such a , word. And so
when she. was asked while on the
Witness stand how much liquor the
defendant ' sold .'she said "three
' points.". : She .went on to elucidate
- her remark by saying that at first he
only bought one. "point" but -that
later: on ie bought "two : points
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Men are responsible for more than
5 per cent of all highway deaths.
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"DonVrushl- Remember that, on
r i average, three people in this state
och day never , reach their destina
On. They are' killed on the' streets
and highways. Thirty-five or forty
nore .are fippled.",, , i v. t , - ;
TAKES JOB AT CkStitik
Jessie Tayloe Newby, who hel4 a ,Q
!"-3 J.-sie. Tayloe , ltfewbyt,who
held a ' position as librarian at the
Hugh- Morrison High. School, Ra-
leich. last year, has accepted a sim
ilar position at Canton, and left
Tuesday to take over her new duties.
UNEY HOPE NEV7S i
Miss Wilma tanks, of Greensboro,
is the guest of her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. C P. Banks. - - , . -.
C.C. Simpson, of -Greenville, spent
tne weex-enauwun .we moiner, jnr.
D. W, Simpson.': T T
. Mrs. Moselle White Madre, of Sur
vice, spent Thursday with Mrs. C W.
Griffln.,u( ii. V W
Among those attending the funeral
of H. J. Gregory in Norfolk, Vs.,
were: J. BljWebb, L. R, Webb, a W.
Griffin, Roulas Webb, Mr. and Mrs.
W. E. DaiL'
V: W.rSimpson and family, Mrs.
B. S. Banks and Mrs, Mattie Simp
son motored to Elisabeth City Satur
. ; Watson Eure and family, and Mrs.
G. W. Simpson, of Suffolk, Va., visit
ed Mrs. D. W. Simpson Sunday.
G. L. Turner motored to Elizabeth
C. W. Newby, ,0f Norfolk, Va.,
spent Sunday with his parents; Mr.
and Mrs. C W. Newby.
- G. G. Turner, of .Elizabeth City,
spent Sunday with his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. J. E. Turner.
Miss Willie Hurdle is visiting rela
tives in Norfolk, Va.
Rudolph Banks, of Norfolk, Va.
spent Sunday with his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. C. P. Banks.
Mr. and Mrs. Blakemore Small,
Mrs. Ed Sutton and. Archie Barclift
were in Hertford Thursday.
J. E. Turner was in Hertford on
Mrs. Matt Spivey and family have
returned after spending some time at
Miss Ruby Small is visiting her
aunt, Mrs. Willie Small, at Weeks
Isaac Tatem and family, and Oliver
Layden and family, of Winfall, visit
ed at the home of William Humph
f Funeral Held Monday
Funeral services for Herbert Cope
land, 61, prominent farmer of the
Ryland community, were held from
the home on Monday afternoon at 3
o'clock, with the Rev. Herman Park
er, of Asheboro, a former pastor, and
the Rev. Miss Bertha V. Smith, pas
tor of Piney Woods Friends Church,
of which the deceased was a faithful
member, conducting the service
Burial took place in the family bury
ing ground at the home.
Mr. Copeland, who was an out
standing citizen of his community and
held in the highest regard by all who
knew him, died at 3 o'clock Sunday
morning in Lake View Hospital, Suf
folk, Va., after a few days' serious
illness following a long period of ill
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Callie
Ward Copeland three young children,
Marie, Melvin and Dorus; four broth
ers, L. J. Copeland, of Hertford; C.
F. Copeland, of Sunburv: X. E. Cone-
land, of Edenton; and Herman Cope
land, of Suffolk, Va.; and two sisters,
Mrs. John H. Ward, of Belvidere, and
Mrs. E. C. Privott, of Suffolk, Va.
Has arrived to take
charge of the drug
store on the corner
r e cent 1 y pur c hased
from L. We Anderson.
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Hertford, N. C.
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, Boned In IlCrtlCrd
-V Mrs. Robert White, 80, of Eden
ton, a native of Hertford, who died
suddenly at her home in Edenton,
on Sunday, was buried in the family
plot in Cedarwood. Cemetery, in Hert
ford, on Tuesday afternoon.; L
,, Mrs. White, who lived .for. many
years in Hertford, was , greatly Be
loved by a large circle of friends.-;'
-'- Surviving are one son, R. G. White,
President of Major ft Loomia Co.,
and three grandchildren. James S
McNider, Hertford attorney, ; is a
nephew of Mrs. White.
REVIVAL SERVICES BEGIN AT
WOODVILLE BAPTIST CHURCH
Revival ' services will' begin ' at
Woodville Baptist Church on Septem
ber 1st, and i Continue through the
8th. - The public is invited to attend
these services. r The Rev. Mr. Potts,
of Elizabeth City, will do the preach
BIRTHDAY PARTY IN WOODLAND
A party was given at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. J, E. Wood in honor of
John Elmer Wood, Jr., in Celebration
of his fourteenth birthday.
Many interesting games were
played, after which delicious refresh
ments v were served. He received
many useful gifts.
Those enjoying John Elmer's hos
pitality were Miss Katherine Spivey
of Richmond-. Misses Ruby Mardre
and Eloise Keaton of Bethel, Misses
Annie Mae and Ida Perry Matthews,
Katherine, Novella and. Eunice, Laura
Belle, Ruth and Blanche Cartwright,
Elizabeth Nurney, Eleanor Jordan,
Stella Mae and Beadie Benton, Doris
White, Sallie B. Wood, Hazel Mat
thews, William Cartwright, J. L.
Harrell, Jr., Davis Cartwright, Loy
Harrell, Vernon' Harrell, James Har
rell, Sanford Lane, Amos Lane, Di
ana Matthews, George Wood, Floyd
Benton, Jesse Wood of New Orleans,
Mrs. J. S. ' Spivey of Richmond, Mrs.
R. R. Keaton of Bethel, Mrs. W. M.
Matthews, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Wood,
Mr. and Mrs. G E. Benton and Mr.
and Mrs. J. E. Wood ,
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Perquimans. Excitement must have
run high when these men were taken
away from their homes and carried
off to nobody knew what destiny.
Some of the men were married and
had families, though many "were mere
youngsters, with mothers left in dis
That a report made by a Union of
ficer in May, 1862, sets forth that
"At Hertford the inhabitants are
for the most part very bitter in op
position to the Government" is not
surprising. The bridges had been
burned across the river (reports of
the destruction of these bridges are
contained in the records referred to),
property had been destroyed, a man
had been killed, shot down, in a skir
mish which occurred on the streets
of the town. r ' '
A reference -to the "current" iih
Perquimans River, which in one place
is referred to as "'rapid" is amusing,
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in the light Of the fact that the pla-
I Perquimans Is anytLing but rapid,
with no current to carry anything
"rapidly -down stream'.
''The bridge over the .Perquimans
River is merely a f.ot'Jng raft",
states one of the reports in the re
cords, ."fastened te the bank . at
either, end by hawsers.. The center
of the-raft' is a draw for the 'pas
sage of small craft, and is sustained
by merely a chain and iron pin. This
had evidently been removed by ."par
ties "cognizant' of our approach," and
although great caution was used in
moving over but a small number, at
a time, after a part of the advance
guard 'had' passed the draw "sank,
with "eight men and' horses on It
These were ' precipitated into 1 the
water, iwhich at the place was 'very
deep and rapid v AU the men and six
horses were, by ; means of ropes and
small boats, safely landed. Two of
the horses unfortunately "were lost;
one being drawn by the force of the
current under the bridge, was drown
ed, the other carried so rapidly down
stream as to render it impossible to
regain him. After severe labor of
about an hour, the draw was again
fastened, so as with the greatest
care' to permit the crossing of my en
tire command, most of the officers
and myself standing : deep in water
for nearly two hours, stationed at
different parts of the bridge superin
tending the crossing".
That happened a lang time ago.
The grass has grown green over the
graves of most of the soldiers of both
the Union and the Confederate arm
ies these many, many years. Many
of the graves of the Confederate
soldiers "have been " marked by : the
United States Government, - through
the efforts of the United Daughters
of the Confederacy, that loyal -band
of women who strive to keep green
the memory of these who fought for
The Lost Cause. - ;
On the tall granite monument.
erected years ago on the courthouse
square in Hertford to honor the Con
federate Soldiers of Perquimans,
there is engraved this inscription:
"They fought for what they be
lieved to be right, and sealed their
faith in blood". .
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