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BIGGER AND gpfTERf 'THAIT EVER
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P- W. MELICK COMPANY
ELIZABETH CITY, N. C.
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is" an ancient tractor
tion: which has grown
into the pretty cus
tom 'of- giving birth
stones as . holiday ex
pressions olbest wish
es. We have ? unusually
good line of birthstones
set In ring's, brooches, and
scarf pin 14k ;?old, very
JUNE Mess ::
AUGUST Sar do j
"Your Jeweler Since 1;82r
HOLDS WORLd'S RECORD
FO R S E LLIN G HO RSESS
Col. !. H. White, Norfolk's Silver-Ton.
rVgued Auctioneer Sells 1,700
. "- i Horses in 2 Days : .. !
I. IT. White Norfolk live- stock
and real estate auctioneer, who is wer
known in nort fasten North Carolina,
now Isolds the world's record for seVi
ing horses at auction. Col. White sojui
1700 head of horses at auction in tvo
" The .sudden termination of the world
war found the English government
with 1,700 head of army horses on hand
at Newport News, Va! England had
no further...' use for these, horses nd
they had to. be sold advantageously and
sold quick. CoT NV"hite"'.gOlLtheen
rhission of acutioneer and begin? sell
ing those horses .Saturday morning
Dec. 28. It looked like a three or "four
day job, but he finished it Monday af
ternoon Dee. 30. selling the entire 1,70C
in two selling" days. The horses were
sold mostly ;.n small lots, the largest
lot containing only 22. Many were
sold singly and in pairs. Buyers were
from Virginia, West Virginia, North
Carolina, South Carolina, Delaware
Maryland, Pennsylvainia and New Jer
sey, some dealers buying as many as
ten car loads."
ONLY "OUR BOYS"
W I The Costly New
S Odor of 26 Flowers
I TJOSES, orange blossoms, ja
I JlX mine ! Lavender, geranium
"V Vfcjvert! These and a score of
other choker., .cents from the
whole world's flower garden make
" : this wonderful new odor. Gath-
and and blended at greatest ex
""""t mu vet sold ataooDular Drice.
We stand upon the threshold of a
new era, and we cannot predict what
its opening door will show us.'
During the next few months our
young ' men will come home from
abroad. They are indeed picked men.
Both in physical and mental qualities
they are the best representatives of
our nation. From their age and quali
fications we know them to bej the men
who will shape the policies of this
country for the next twenty-yive years.
Two million in number, they have
gone through an experience vhichwas
certain to alter them. What changes
mat have been made in ' their', character
ana opinions we cannot tell.
Probably their miltary training will
ead them to demand more exactness
in all details and business arrange
ments. But this is ertirey subordin.
a! to the great question of how they
will reast upon America hejw they will
form her ideas and influence her.
The future must -tell us Just now
they are only our boys cojWng home
and we will receive them vfith a joy
Y. M. C. A. NEEDS ONLY
STRONG MEN OVERSEAS
Candidates for Duty Over There Must
Be True Chris' !an Leaders.
Atlanta, Ga., c What type
of men are now nc led as Y. M. C. A.
workers oversc:. Only men of es
tablished Chrl : :an character, culture
and leadership, ministers and men
who have :nd experience in relig
ious worTv -n the church and the
Young Pu's Christian Associations.
In addition to this particular group
of mn, all of whom would naturfelly
qual'.V for hut leadership, there is a
ca1!. recording to information just re
CMi : J from New York, for educational
administrators, such as school super
intendents, high school and grade prin
cipals and college and university pro
There is still a call for good chauf
feurs,' mechanicians and entertainers
for overseas duty, all of whom must
be of good moral character;
It is stated that the Y. M. C. A.
is no longer in need of such men as
warehouse superintendents and work
ers, store-room clerks, bookkeepers,
transportation and construction super
intendents, carpenters, electricians,
plumbers. However, a number of high
grade stenographers, accountants and
motion picture operatoYs can be well
used by the Y. M. C. A. overseas at
VAST AMOUNT OF
BUM CHEWED BY
MENOF A. E. F.
Y.-M. C. a. Supplies 77J4 Tons of the
Country's Favorite "Jaw Developer!-"
to Soldiers in bne Month That
' Was 16,320,000 Sticks!
Paris, Dec. 1 (By Mail') The Y.
M. C. A. furnishes most of the chew
ing gum for our soldiers and - sailors,
overseas. For one , month's delivery
recently it ordered 77tons of Amer
ica's favorite jaw developer. j'l' .
When one 'speaks of chewing' "uni
in tons, the Jtmman mind stafrtd to
miss fire and skidr far it; tak.es Con
siderable gum to weigh 2,000 poujids.
There are 16,32O-,0) sticks in tTA
tops. . I !' - j
Figuring the le th o a stic of
gum as three inche. this rieans 48,
960,000 inches of gui. Jbividing by
12 we have 4,080,00i0 feet 1f the" suc
culent sticks. - When youttduce this'
to miles you have Just ilain 771.5
But- even more stupenJus figura
are to be had when you ' pmpute th
number of "jaw-miles" thjt this much
gum represents. ll was found that
the average ..man of phlmatic tem
perament chews 70 tirat a minute,
while an energetic, hard-wriHng, . am
bitious ycung man will m?We 80'roun4
trips with his jaws in thesame jjangth
C time. r
C A RO L INA POULTRY CLUBS
HAVE SUCCESSFUL YEAR
Statistics furnished by Mr: Allen G
Oliver, Poultry Club Agent for ' ' the
Agricultural Extension "YService show
the poultry club members have had s
very successful year in their work
With,atotal of 3,648 white boys and
girls and- 1,221 colored boys and girls
enrolled, and reports received froni
nearly 2,000, a tabulation of results
show that, those members, reporting
have added 53.70S chicks, to' txie feath
ered population of the State. A tta
of 94,760 eggs were set, from which
were hatched 75.7S9 chicks. Of this
number 53,708 were raised.
TEACHERS REQUIRED TO'
' WATCH PUPILS HEALTH
WHY CANT ELIZABETH
CITY DO AS TARBORO?
One North Carolina Town Gives Its i
People Pasteurized Milk
Cheape than BadjM.llk-i -
DEATH OF MONROE WHEDBEE-
Monroe Whedbee of this city died
suddenly of apoplexy at the Southern
Hotel Saturday evening Jan. 4th... Mr.
Whedbee had just returned from a visit
to P. W. McMullan on Penn. Ave.
when he was taken suddenly ill and died
in a short while. Mr. Whedbee was
born in this city 67 years ago and at
the time of his death was clerk at the
Southern. Hotel. The funeral was held
from the residence of his sister, Mrs.
O. McMullan in Penn. Ave. at 2:30 P.
M. Monday afternoon.
Geo. F. Wright, Mgr.
Tastes in colors differ. Alsace and
Lorraine have a special liking for
khaki, while Germany abominates it.
After making a close study of news
paper reports we have arrived at the
conclusion that either the Czar of Rus
sia is dead or he is alive
W. T. Culpepper
L. B. Culpeppt r
Tai'boro has the distinction of having
the only pasteurization plant in the
State. Through the efforts of Dr. K.-E
Miller, P. A- Surgeon of the United
States Public Health Service, and
Health Officer of Edgecombe County
the citizens of Tarboro are ' enjoying
safe and pasteurized milk, delivered at
seventeen cents per quart, while other
towns in that vicinity are using raw
milk at eighteen or twenty cents per
While the pasteurizing plant is some
thing new in North Carolina, the bene
fits to be derived from pasteurized milk
are .ahjeady well knownj especially
where health education' has reached
Its value as a means of saving babies
and preventing milk borne1 infections'
such as tuberculosis, scarlet fever and
septic sore throat is coming to be more
According to Dr. Miller, the process
of obtaining pasteurized milk is' adapt
able to any town. The cost of installing
and operating a plant is not a prohi
bitive feature. The installation, equip
ment and delivery facilities of 'the
Tarboro plant, with a capacity for han
dling 450 quarts per day, cost $1,500.00:
while the operating expenses are less
than $150.00 per month. Two men are
employed to operate, the plant, one as
operator and manager, and the other
as deli Very man. Milk is purchased at
twelve cents and delivered pasteurized,
at seventeen cents a quart. At pre
sent the plant is handling 175-quarts
a day and is self-sustaining. By in
creasing the supply of milk, the plant
could be made n source of revenue for
It is not too late to resolve to buy your hard
ware, paints, oils and varnishes where you can save
If you'll make that resolution we'll get your
N. Water St. -
Next T. P. Nash
NEAR HEAVEN AND THEY
DIDN'T KNOW- HOW NEAR
The congregation" fit Christ Episco
pal Church in this city while imploring
the-All High to forgive them for the
things they had left undone last Sun
day, forgot all about their sexton whe
had gone off and left the furnace full
of coal, the draft wide open and nc
water in the boiler. All might have
been "blown to Kingdom Come but for
a timely discovery upon - the part of
some one who knew what to do.
THE STATE OF GEORGIA
LEADS IN i LVNCHINGS
There Were 62 Lynchings'in 1918, Only
10 of Which Were for Un
v speakabls Cr.me
According to the- records compiled
by Monroe N. -Work, in charge of Re
cords nd Research of tlft the Tuske-
gee Institute, there w
, or a
in 191S This is 2.1 .-.a;.
ber 3S,!for the year
lynched.) 58 were Neg
whites. ; Five of tho?
were women. Sixteen
than omJr fourth of those put to death
were ch.Lrjred with raiw or attempted
- The lenses charged against the
whites h iched were murder 2; being
The ofjenses charged "against the
Negroes ivere: Alleged complicity in
murder, "4; murder, 7; charged with
threats to kill 6; charged with rape
10; chatf-ed with attempted rape, 5;
alleged tfyrticipation in fight about al
leged ho'j stealing, 3; killing offcer oi
the law, 2; being intimate with woman
1; assisting man charged with murder
to escape, 1; robbing house and fright
ening women, 1 ; killing man in dis
pute about automobile repairs, 1; mak
ing unwise remarks, 1; making unruly
remarks, 1; killing landlord in a dis
pute over a farm contract, 1 ; assaull
with intent to murder, 1; wounding
another, 1; robbery and resisting ar
The state in which Jynchings " oc
curred and the number in each state
are as follows: Alabama, 3; Arkansas
2; California, 1; Florida, 2; Georgia
18; Illinois, 1; Kentucky, 1; Louisiana
9; Mississippi, 6; North Carolina, 2;
Oklahoma, 1; South Carolina, 1; Ten
nessee, 4; Texas 9; Virginia, 1; Wyom
Must Report All Suspected Cases of
Contagious Disease, Franked
Cards to be Furnished Free
School work is tot. to be interrupted
as much in the future on . account of
communicable diseases as it has been
in the past for the reason that school
teachers are no'w required by the State
Board of Health to give stricter watch
to the children's health. This new rul
ing has been found necessary by the
State Board of Healthy not only to
check the spread of influenza through
the schools, but .all other communicable
diseases. The regulation requires all
teachers to report" to the-county quar
antine ofnoej-v.when ajpupil is found
to have symptom
en pox, diphth
ie of chick-
Id lis well
ng sent by the
th cards prepared
11 caaes .of .commun-
It is the purpose of
ACRES OF FARM LAMP
amounting to more than
FIv Million PoHaiTjB
A remarkable record and every seller and every purchaser f
a satisfied customer. . . '
If we can sell property satisfactorily for the other fellow; a.nd
hundreds of endorsement letters testify to that fact, -doesn't
it stand to reason that.
WE CAN SELL YOUR LA
It's not too late even though your farm may be rented for
the year 1919, we car sell it without disturbing your tenant.
Place your. City, Suburban or Farm Property with us for
quick and profitable disposal. We subdivide and sell at
auction all kinds of property.
Completely equipped with an efficient corps of publicity ex
perts, accurate surveyors, energetic auctioneers and sales t
force. Our methods have won the confidence of the public.
Write today for booklet explaining our methods.
FARM XANP OUR SPECIAL"
the Board. ;to have the cards in the
handg of the teachers as soon as- pos
sible on opening their sphools "after the
Christmas holidays, that they may be
prepared to handle any outbreak of in
fluenza or other communicable disease
that may occur. The cards will bear
the Government frank and will require
The State Board of Health is of the
opinion that the teachers -can render
a most effective service in controlling
contagious diseases by watching care
fully their pupils on their returning to
school and reporting and excluding all
suspected cases. "They are requested
by the Board to keep in touch with their
county quarantine officer and to call
upon him when help is needed in an
outbreak of any disease.
JL a r' 1 'i ' 1 . ,' '. II
When our soldiers come home they
will be able to tell us what a Christ
mas in France is like, and many of them
will be abe to tell us what two Christ
mases in France are like.
Virginia Anthracite, Bricquettes, Splint,' Pocahontas Egg
. Lump and Pocahontas El. (XM.
We recommend Pocahontas Egg Lump for ecooiy.
It's screened. Gives more heat with ler-s waet.
CAR LOAD LOTS AT MINE PRICES
FUEL. . & SPPPLYiCO.
J. P. Thompson, Mgr.
t in i?rr?mr zrstrz .nran tss rapa-trant-ni:
sfc S6es mm (aaaay S&m Qsmm
MRS.' MILES LOWRY DAVIS
Mrs. Miles Lowry Davis, age 63
years, died at her homevnear this city
at 6 o'clock Saturday morning, Jan.
4, 1919, after a lingering illness of sev
eral months. Mrs. Davis is survived
by her husband and seven children.
The latter are R. N. Davis, Miles
. Liowry Davis, Jr., and Foster B. Davis
; ofVthis city; Isaac Davis, of New Lon-
don? Conn.; H. Terry Davis, of Win
slow, Arizona; Mrs. M. M. Quenstedt
and Miss Essie Davis, of this city. The'
fnueral Was conducted at the home at
2 o'clock, Monday afternoon, Jan. C
and the remains interred in the family
orfolk's Old and Reliable j
COMMISSION HOUSE EST. 1887
tf Orders For Job Printing
UNITED WAR WORK CAMPAIGN
' Collection of pledges made by the
people of North Carolina during- the
United War Work Campaign is pro
gressing favorably in practically all of
the 100 counties oT the state. In North
Carolina the percentage -of cash subs
criptions ran high, in very few cases
did ' the pledges exceed in amount the
cash 'subscriptions. . v
Nin& counties report entire : cash
j campaigns, being Ashe,- Avery, Carteret
'I Currituck, Dare, Durham, Halifax, Lin
coln and-; Watauga. -' - - V ' - . ' ': .,
WOMEN AND INDUSTRY
An article on the war-time employ
ment of women, citing an official es
timate of the number of women drawn
into industry for war service, states
that the increase of women workers
since the beginning of 1915 is about
1,000,000, of which 400,000 entered man
ufacturing and 500,000 entered clerical
occupations. How mothers are being
protected through maternity centers
such as those now being developed in
New York City, is described in ar
article which declares that these pri
vate efforts for helping mothers oi
wage-earnirig families, during the im
portant period of pregnancy, child
birth and early weeks of infancy, em
phasizes the ""need for a widespread and
substantial method of affording such
protection to the nation's motherhood
and childhood through maternity in
surance as is proposed in health insur
THE GOODS FOR YOU
of Valuable Property
y- Blighty r "What. Hopes?" : Will be
f I kjilll II 1 1 II 1 1 1 1 1 1 HI 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 IF S! ! I '''j y 3 1 ? Plitoea. i nthi jriewsif net wsj
By virtue of a Mortgage executed
to me by J. Davenport and K. C. Sam
ple for certain purposes therein men
tioned which said Mortgage bears date
February 7th, 1913 and is registered
in the office of the Register of Deeds
of Pasquotank County, in Book 37, page
282 I shall on the third day of Febru
ary, 1919, at 12 o'clock M. offer for
sale at the Court Hbuse door in said
County, at Public Auction, for cash
the property conveyed to me in said
Mortgage: Beginning at the mair
road -leading from Okisko to ParkvilleJ.
n 4. V. n l . i . . . n '
a.t. me ouuiu west turner ox me u.
Perry lot, and running down said road
75 feet, thence in a northerly direction
parallel with said D. C. Perry line to a
point opposite Perry back line, thence j
at rignt angles with this last mention
ed line to the back corner of the said
D. C. Perry stables thence down said
Perry line to the main road, the first
station, and being known as the Barn
Jot and "for further description sec
book and page above referred to,
J. W SAMPLE, Mortgagee
" r 1- Per J. B. LEIGH . Atty
This Jan. S, 1919.
IN 33 YEARS
The quality has never failetl:
The ownership and management-have
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The sales have grown from
250 tons to 400,000 tons;
a proof of satisfaction. F
F. S. ROYSTER GUANCCO,
Norfolk, Va. Richmond, Va.
N. C. Columbia, SC. Spartanburg, S. C
Jarboro, N. C. Charlotte, Up C. Washington..
Atlanta, (fia. - Macon, Ga.
Coiumbus, Ga. Montgbt?iery,
Ala. Baltimore, Md. r '
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