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TIIS FEFyQUCJANS WEEKLY, HERTFORD, N. C, FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 1936.
TAHRICn II AC CPrt'lt
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jCKapeake '.Bay " slanders'
Retain Old Customs.
WajBhlngton.QnBlnt Tangier Island,
Hn lower Chesapeake bay, is to hava a
jpayed street , Federal funds hat been,
provided for resurfacing 1 the "little
Eiland's only ' thoroughfare, which ! la.
ow i sandy road 10 feet wide and'
(about a mil long. ;
"Ordinarily such' an event would be
news i OJJ to the Inhabitants of the
pftnd," sars the National Geographic
isoclety, "but Tangier holds the Interest
oI its nelghfoorf on the nialnland, be
jcause of , unique eustoms, the out
growth of nearly three centuries of
"Discovered In 1808 by Capt John'.
Smith, Tangier was inhabited only by
(Indians' unUl 1606. In that year the!
nuivv uieu bbuicu uueru.
"The island, within a day's Journeys
from the nation's capital. Is about
three miles long and two miles wide.'
'Situated 12 miles southwest of Cris-
ipeld, Maryland, Tangier lies just;
isouth of the line marking the Mary-land-Virginia
boundary, which cuts1
across Chesapeake bay from east to;
iWest Surrounded on all sides by;
shallow water, It Is Inaccessible ex-:
cept to small craft Some years ago.
steamers from Baltimore landed pas-'
sengers and freight at a pier off the'
southern tip of the Island, but this,
service has been discontinued. Small
mall and passenger, boats from Crls-!
field enter dally through a channel
dredged from the northern end of
Tangier. . . .
Many Fishing Craft
."Approaching Tangier, the visitor,
sees a low, marshy island, bare of
trees except along two sparsely wooded'
ridges that extend down the center of
the Island like twin bristles. A tall,
church spire tops the roofs of the
quiet town of Tangier, a community of
about 1,500 persons.
"After a difficult passage along a tor
tuous channel the visiting boat enters
a harbor filled with fishing craft of
the Hugeye' type sailboats character
ized by two tall, slanting masts. In
these and smaller boats the hardy
Jlslandera gather fish, oysters, crabs,
'and clams from the surrounding wa
"The sightseer Is forced to rely upon
his own legs for transportation. As in
Bermuda, automobiles are unknown
and there is only one horse on the
island. Wheelbarrows, handcarts, and
a few bicycles are the sole convey
ances. Several canals, aiding intra
island commerce, suggest the Nether
lands. "Walking down Tangier's main street
might well be a spooky excursion at
night for most of the residents' front
yards are family burying grounds 1 By
day, however, the shade cast by the
cool green arch of trees makes a stroll
along the narrow road a pleasant out
ing. Tangier women wear exceptional
ly large sunbonnets and some even
protect their arms with cut-out stock
ings. Family Names Are Limited.
"In one of the few large burying
plots on the island only three family
names are found among three or four
dozen tombstones. It has long been
the custom to affix numbers after sur
names, so that various branches of
the same family can be distinguished.
Names found on Tangier recall those
of the people on the Cornwall coast
from whom the natives of the Virginia
Island are directly descended.
"Fishing,' oysters, and crabbing pro
vide means of support for nearly every
one on Tangier. There are several
sea food packing plants which em
ploy many of the Inhabitants. The
captain of the mall boat, the postmas
ter, the minister, and an occasional
visitor are the only persons on the
Island who do not make their livings
from the fishing industry.
"Neat white-picketed cottages are
bordered by tiny vegetable gardens in
which the island's 'truck Is raised. A
small dairy provides necessary milk'
products and the bay yields the main
courses on the Islanders' dinner tables.
Imported fruits, meats, and vegetables
displayed In the grocery stores are re
garded more as curiosities than as
articles of food. ,
"Sunday brings a stop to all activi
ties on Tangier. : Every islander is a
member of the church and all either
attend services or remain indoors in
order not to disturb the Sabbath
peace. Such religious seal on the
part of the lsianaera aates rrom tne
beginning of the Nineteenth century,
when : Tangier became a noted re
ligious center. In 1800 the first of the
island's famous ft mid-summer camp-
meetings was- held on the beach. v In
succeeding years these meetings .have
attracted visitors - from hundreds of
miles around and they are still annual
events. J ' --'
"Of special Interest ,t the visitor
en Tangier are the church, and Tan
gier lighthouse, built in 1800 on the
gouthern tip of the island. Tangier
light together with Watts Island light.
house, guara tne southern entrance to
Tangier sound,". '. -,. -
Seven Joneses Pound on ; -
London Marriage Register
London. The name-Jones appeared
even times on a marriage' register
'following a wedding at Ellesmere Port
Parish church.' Rev; J.Ivor Jones of
ficiated . at the -marriage -of - David
BUnston Jones, son of David Maurice
jnnB. and Miss Phyllis May Jones.
daughter of Thomas Henry Jones. - The
two witnesses were nonaia Jones ana
Une Ton of Prize Horseflesh
A t ?..v
THE MORE THE SADDER
TL first exhibit to reach the l exas
Centennial Exposition lot at Dallas
were the six international champion
Clydesdale draft horses of Thomas E.
'Wilson, Chicago packer. Above. Ran-
gerette Frances Nalle Is shown with
King, largest of the six, weighing
more than 2,400 pounds. The horses
now are on a 10,000 mile tonr of the
A YOUNG PIONEER
S - , -'y A -' v 1 " n
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Charlie and his three sisters had
been to visit a relative In the coun
try. Though the invitation had been
for a weelt, their stny was gradual'v
lengthened to a month. But eventual
ly they (ii'iivti"l,
"Well." npfcpd the father upon their
return, "whs your uncle glad to see
Charlie's face lit up with delight
"Glad!" he echoed. "Uncle glad I
Why, dad, he wanted to know why we
didn't bring you, mother, the maid, the
cat the canary, and the goldfish."
The laterut of the Gam
"What we want" said the patriotic
Cltlieii, Is a government that will give
every man an absolutely equal Show."
"It can't be arranged," replied,
Threefinger Sam ; "anyway, not here In
Crimson Gulch. There's no sense in
expecting everybody to have four aces
when a jack pot is opened."
EDENTON, N. C.
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For a delightful nutty flavor in
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Bread put in a paper bag and
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dippir.T up batter for dropped cook
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Fresh beef is a bright red, the j
fat is white, and the meat is tender
to the touch. 1
J. W. ZACHERY
CiTices in the Postoffice Building
Formerly Occupied by
Dr. Luther H. Butler
Phone 163-J Hertford, N. C.
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ginning March 21st
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to settle the Matanuska Valley, the Red Cross sent a nurse, Madeleine de Foras,
to remain with them for a year to help protect their health. Among the first
friends she made were the little pioneer, Arthur Hack, 4 year old, and "Prince,"
the pup who went with his young master to Alaska.
LUCIUS BLANCHARD QUOTED
IN S. LUMBERMAN'S JOURNAL
A news story concerning Major &
Loomis Company, local lumber deal
ers which appeared some weeks ago
in a neighboring daily newspaper,
and which was written by Lucius
Blanchard, of Hertford, was recently
reproduced in the Southern Lumber
MISS FOWLER AT HOME
Mass Frances Fowler, who is a
member of the Marian school facul
ty, spent the week-end in Hertford
with her mother, Mrs. R. M. Fowler.
RETURNS TO HOME IN MEMPHIS
The Rev. P. W. Ward has returned
to his home in Memphis, Tenn., af
ter snendinir the winter here with
his daughter, Mrs. Fenton Britt.
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