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PAGE TWO ' ' ' ' THE PERQUIMANS WEEKLY, HERTFORD, N. C, FRIDAY, MAY 8, 1936.
ECHOES OF 1893
A copy of a newspaper published , acted as ushers. Immediately after
in Hertford forty-three ' years ago, the ceremony, the. bride and groom
probably the only copy of "The Caro- took the northbound for Washington
Una Dispatch" in existence, and City, where they will make their f u
which was preserved through chance, ture home." .
came to light through an accident Incidentally, Mr.
recently. . . were recent guests
and Mrs. Boush
of Mrs; Boush's
Mrs. Harry Broughton recently ac- sister, Mrs. G. T. Hawkins, and her
.l.-!.... .Inlr III L. In 'HI . A " 1 1 1 "
uiumci, jaue vvmus. xney aun live
in Washington City. .
It was noted in The Dispatch that
auired an pld photograph or her , brother, Jake White.
father, the late John A. Chalk, taken
with Mrs. Broughton's mother, the
first Mrs. Chalk; and the two older
children of the couple, before : Mrs.
Broughton was 'born. The picture, in
its orifirinal frame. i, naturally high
ly prised by Mrs. Broughton, who
hunsr it in her bedroom. The hooks,
nrohahlv the original ones, which
held the cord, had become loosened
through the years and the other day
one of them pulled out ana me pic
ture crashed to the floor. The board
which held the picture in place was
loosened, and between this board ana
the picture there was a padding, a
copy 01 ine uruimu Dioyui'
the date of February 9, 1893.
"The Carolina Dispatch" was a
four-page newspaper with four col
ums of 14 inches to the page, edited
by C. H. Horton.
The Eagle Hotel, which all the
older folks recall, the big old frame
building which was torn down some
twenty years ago, and which was
known as "Ye Old Eagle Tavern" in
the days when George Washington
stopped there when he came to Per
quimans in the interest of the land
he owned in the county, ran an ad
in the paper forty-three years ago.
J. S. Long was the proprietor then,
who advertised that special attention
was paid to the comfort of guests.
W. H. Ward advertised his coach
making and undertaking business,
also all kinds of mending and repair
ing of all kinds of vehicles, as well
as blacksmith work. Mr. Ward did
not, as a matter of course, mention
There was an undertaker also, F.
W. Umphlett, at Winfall, who ad
vertised that coffins were furnished
"on short notice."
The general merchandise of J. P.
Boush, and the restaurant of Charles
E. Burk, whose restaurant was oppo
site the courthouse, were advertised
in this issue, as was also S. B. Miller
ft Co., New York fish dealers.
An eight-inch single column ad
headed "Old Store! New Goods!" be
gan with the statement "Wisdom
cries aloud in the streets and says
Beware, 0 ye sons of toil! 0 beware
of all men who claim to retail goods
at my wholesale prices, and go to J.
R." Saunders where you can get an
honest pound for an honest dime."
Mr. Saunders was the father of
W. 0. Saunders, Elisabeth City,
editor of "The Independent,"
Another ad, which appears to be a
sort of companion ad, is headed
"New Store, New Goods," and sets
forth "Wisdom cries aloud in the
streets and says Come on, ye sons of
toil, and visit Speight ft Son. They
have just returned from New York
Headquarters and are selling at pre
cisely the same prices as are on the
wholesale counters on Broadway."
Among other articles listed at the
new store were albums, all prices,
agate buttons, 144 for 8 cents, black
ing, presumably shoe blacking, 1, 3
and 5 cents. Dominoes were also
listed at 5 cents and coffee pots
from 8 to 20 cents.
George W. Barrow was dealing in
ireneral merchandise and advertised
dry goods, groceries, "And Drugs a
Only two legal notices appeared,
one a notice of sale of land by G. W.
Wrd. who will be remembered as
the late Judge George W. Ward, of
"Elizabeth City, and the other an ad
ministration notice, with Jas. S. Mor
gan, administrator of Walter S. Mor
One professional card alone ap
Deared. which reads as follows: "F.
PiiarH. Attomev and Counsellor at
Law, Hertford, N. C. Special atten
tion given to causes in special pro
ceedings." Mr. Picard, who died long since,
was the father of Mrs. W. T. lirown,
There were few personal news
items, and there was apparently little
space "given to reports of deaths,
marriages and other news which is
considered important by today's
newspaper. One item reads like this
"Mr. W. H. Boush has been very se
riously ill for the past week and at
this writing he is but very little bet
ter. We hope before many days to
hear of his recovery. Since writing
the above local Mr. Boush has died.
His remains were interred in the
family lot at the cemetery, The be
' MnH fnmilv have our svmnathy."
' Another item ..reads.. "Miss Mary
Duke, who. has ., been; quite sick for
some time, died this .week."
So much for deaths' and funerals.
, One marriage was written up as
v.:, "At tne Ju. Cj' Vsnurcu on Mfc
nesday, the 8th, at 1 P. M., Miss
Mary White, of this place, and Mr.
Charlie Boush, of Wasnlngton City,
were united in the holy bonds of ma
trimony, Rev. J. W.' S. Robins offi
ciating. The bride was attired in a
tandsome costume of grey cloth,
' ! o-nA rlnvaa ia match: and
Wliu t. .w.w- , -
fold , ornaments.". ' The numerous
magnificent presents given ' to this
j y couple were a token ' of the
J i e- 1 in which they were held
ir - -y friends. Mr. Sidney
: : r. Will O.' Speight
Rev. Thomas Dixon, of New York,
delivered "the best lecture it has
.ever been our pleasure to hear," last
Friday night. The subject was "The
Almighty Dollar." ,
.There are Hertford residents who
still remember that lecture of Thom
Among the personal items was the
following "A small fire occurred in
Elizabeth City this week."
In the same list appeared the fol
lowing: "We hope that all who owe
us will pay up promptly, as we need
Following is one of the personal
items: "Mrs. J. W. Hayes left this
week for Norfolk, Va., to visit her
husband's half-brother, Mr. Clark.
She is not going to the hospital as
has been said."
There was a quoted editorial from
"The Progressive Farmer," which re
ferred to a dispatch from New York
to The Atlanta Journal stating that
President Cleveland arrived in the
city on January 31 and expressed
himself freely on the situation. "He
thinks the business outlook very
gloomy," says the dispatch.
HERMAN WARD MAKES
U. N. C. HONOR ROLL
$130,000 Going Into Texas. Hall of State
tion cows is 322 pounds . of fat or
twice' as much, proving what can be
done in increasing the production per
cow in a large way ' and under prac-
tical farm conditions, if proper meth
ods are used. " The Progressive
Laying . hens will produce more
eggs during the winter if they get
warm water to drink.
Work', is well under way on the
super-structure of the Texas Hall of
State, Hhowpiect oi ih lca Lea- I Dallas June 6, Built of hstlV'i-" iiune,'
I tennial Espoaition which opens .at it will cost IUOO.000. 1
J. H. Ward, of Hertford, made the
scholastic honor roll at the Univer
sity of North Carolina, Chapel Hill,
last quarter, according to a report
just released by Dr. G. K. G. Henry,
Assistant Registrar. '
To make the honor roll a student
must make an average of B (90 to
95) on all of his courses, and a total
of 364 University students attained
that high standard during the past
J. H. Ward (Herman) is the son of
Register of Deeds J. W. Ward.
Editor, Perquimans Weekly,
I was born in Perquimans County.
Grew to manhood in Chowan County
near Chappell's Hill. I am still
deeply interested in the country that
surrounds my birthplace. Your pa
per is a source of much satisfaction
and each weekly issue is anticipated
with great delight
To be frank, I dont know wheth
er you are a man or woman: hence
the question mark above at the de
signation of "Sir." I have known of
notable lady editors. "Mattie" could
be the name of a lady. Yet editors
generally are men. However, I sup
pose this deep question can be ade
quately cleared up.
I note you have a campaign on
now for Cleaner not Clean Politics.
It would be right hard to make it or
them cleaner. I am sure an honest
effort will help. May it be successful.
Note also that Hertford is getting
ambitious, rolling up her sleeves and
going after the few unsightly places
that remain with pep.vim and vigor.
Will say here Hertford is a lovely
place. It has all the adornments of
nature necessary to make one recall
God's Edenic purpose. Your timely
cartoon should also be an inspiration
to those who have a will to do. It
too may be instrumental in moving
the less thrifty to a more coopera
tive effort. Let every one push and
the thing will, be done.
There seems now a great pus-push
ing or scab-injecting campaign go
ing on in your midst, and man's most
enduring friend is the unhappy vic
tim: the beloved dog: the potentate
of the palace, and the idol of Pover
ty's Row. Understand this vaccina
tion is not claimed to be one hun
dred percent effective by the promo
tors of the scheme. If I have been
correctly informed dogs still go mad
that have had the treatment. If this
be true, who can prove the scheme
is any good whatsoever? Only a
few dogs go mad anyway. Person
ally, I am from Missouri. If rabies
could be exterminated it would be a
wonderful thing. Just because a
thing is law is no reason to believe
that all fool laws have been repeal
ed. Until I get more information on
the subject my sympathy will still
be with the poor unfortunate dog.
Humanitarian ideas expounded with
out common sense reason will not
change my mind.
Pood dog, poor dog, poor dog. I
wish I could help you. May some
friend come to your rescue who has
power to help. ,
Yes, lets have clean politics, and
fewer laws. ""
Yours for the right and down with
SAMUEL J. LANE,
2103 Idlewood Ave.,
country 60 years ago and etill only the 26,000,000 dairy - cows in 'the
about 2 per cent of our dairy cows
are on test to determine their , pro
duction, The average . production of (
United States is only 162 pounds of
fat, while the average production of
the dairy herd improvement associa-
- HOUSE AND LOT
: FOR SALE 7"
f o ' ,'" ;".' "
I wish to sell the , house and lot
now occupied by me as a home on
the corned of Grubb Street and
Pennsylvania Avenue in the '.Tojm
of Hertford. Tewos-niay be ar
ranged. , :
TOO MANY POOR DAIRY COWS
We still have a long way to go in
improving methods of production and
especially in lowering the cost of
production on most of our dairy
farms. At present we have . about
one thousand dairy herd improve
ment associations in this country
an organization unknown - in any
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