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Auditor Ayer Makes Public the
Figures of His Report.
THE AMOUNT FOR 1899.
Death of Dr. Jochim TV. Vlck, of Selina?
Colonel John S.' Cunningham's Ilaud
?omo Present to Govornor-Kloct A ycock
?Funeral of Hon. Robort O. 'Burton?A
Man Seeking to Have Ills TVhlto-hiilrod
Brother Released From tho Stato Peni?
Raleigh, N. C, Dec. 29.?Auditor Ayer
yesterday made public the figures of
his report concerning school taxes.
These figures show that the total
amount of school taxes for lb'99. Is $1,
The total amount of county taxes is
The total amount of taxes paid In
North Carolina on real and personal
property for county. State and school
purposes during the year 1899 Is $3,064,
The amount during 1898 for similar
purposes was $2,772,200.'
This shows an Increase of $292,254.52
Of 1899 taxes over taxes in 1898.
The increase to the valuation of rail?
road, telegraph, steamboat und canal
property was $S03,073.
The valuation of bank stock 3howcd
a decrease of $SS,743.
Tho Increase in the number of white
polls was 5,706 and of negroes 268.
The Increase in the valuation of prop?
erty owned by white citizens was $18,
217,708, anil of negroes $318,722.
The Increase for schoole was $94,
458.01, and for county purposes $111,
The following are the figures In de?
Number white polls. 188,306.. $279,051.25
Number Indian polls, 654- 971.49'
Number negro polls, 73.975.. 109,175.61
$34,499,977 railroad, telegraph
steamboat, canal property. 62,719.93
$3,520.940 bank stock . _ 6,523.23
$357,809 Building und Loan
slock . 646.15
$243,103,720 listed by white
citizens . 439,401.82
$309.1116 listed by Indian citi?
zens . 557.28
$9.478.399 listed by negro citi?
zens . 17.225.95
Liquor dealers?first class.. 73,261.66
[Liquor dealers?third class.. 526.01)
i Taxes on dispensaries . 1,200.00
From lines, forfeitures and.
penalties . 5,790.31
From other sources. 2,879.27
Special school tuxes . 330.30
!Graded school taxes . 32,267.30
Total school tuxes .$1,032,530.67
County purposes . $763,3S7.33
1 Poor . 38.616.74
I Bridge und roads . 125,724.68
Convicts and jails . 38,428.11
Special county taxes . 862,465.63
Totnl county taxes .$1,318,622.49
The total amount of taxes
paid In North Carolina for
the year 1S99 on real and
personal property for coun?
ty, Stato and school pur?
Total school taxes . $93S,072.6f.
Total county taxes . 1,318,622.49
Total general taxes . 723,307.36
Grand total .$3,064,460.52
The amount paid for the
respective objects In the
previous year. 1S9S, was:
Total school taxes .$1,032,530.67
Total county taxes . 1,207.051.92
Total general tuxes . 627,081.42
Grand total .$2.772,206.00
DEATH OF DR. VICK.
Dr. Joshua Washington Viek, of Sol
ma, died at 11 o'clock Friday night In
Selmn, after a lingering Illness] He
had been in poor health for three
years. Dr. Vlck was born in Nash
county. He went into the war at the
ago of sevcnteii as a private, served
With conspicuous bravery and was pro?
moted to be captain. After the war
he studied medicine and began to
practice at Selina in 1869. He has been
the most successful practitioner John?
ston county has known, said a gentle?
man who knew him well, yesterday.
He married Miss Rosetta Richardson,
of Johnston, who survives him with
three children. Miss Eudora Vlck, Mr.
George D. Viok nnd Edwin Viek, both
of whom arc studying medicine. They
are fine young men and will worthily
wear the mantle of their father.
COL. CUNNINGHAM'S PRESENT.
The Goldsboro Argus says: "No man
In North Carolina has liner Impulses,
loves his friends better, and in the
most graceful ways shows his appre?
ciation of them than Colonel John S.
Cunningham. On Christmas day the
express brought from Colonel Cunning?
ham to Governor Aycoclc a beautiful
gold headed cane, together with a let?
ter of friendship and good wishes. It
was a graceful act on the part of 'John
Cunningham,' as his friends love to
call him. and there was something of
a tremor in our own 'Charlie Aycock's'
voice and a little drop In the eye, as he
spoke of "the beautiful gift from my
friend, Colonel Cunningham.'"
The friends of Colonel Cunningham
are not surprised at this gracious gift.
It Is characteristic of .that genial,
MR. BURTON'S FUNERAL.
The funeral service over the remains
of the late Robort O. Burton was held
from the Edetrton Street Methodist
church this morning at 10 o'clock and
a funeral has seldom been so largely
attended. The entire community, all
denominations and all professions,
joined in paying this last tribute to the
mortal remains of one of the most val?
uable men who has lived in Raleigh in
twenty-live years. The members of
the board of stewards of tho Eden ton
Street Methodist church nnd the Ra?
leigh bar attended in a body.
SEEKS BROTHER'S PARDON.
A man wna in Raleigh yesterday
peeking to have his white-haired
brother released from prison walls and
He himself is well advanced in years,
though still well preserved. Ills
brother, feeble, aged, weak, und tot?
tering on the grave's brink, is ser ving
a sentence of one yenr in the peni?
tentiary for defending his son from
r. murderous assault. He is 74 years
The .grey-haired man who comes on
this errand of mercy nnd Justice is
United States Commissioner H B
Register, of Whltevllle. He hlmseif is
61-years of age. He has come to peti?
tion Governor Russell to pardon his
brother, D. J. Register, who at the re?
cent term of Columbus County supo
rlor Court submitted to a chnrgo of
manslaughter and was sentenced to
one year In the penitentiary. He was
brought to tho penitentiary last Tues?
He brings a petition, signed by every
member of the Jury which sat In the
case, all tho officials of Columbus coun?
ty, and numerous prominent and Influ?
ential citizens. He Htoppcd In Golds
boro and obtained the signature of
Judge W. S. O'B. Itoblnsou, who pie
sided over the trial, and gave the light?
est possible sentence.
ENLIVENED BY YOUNG FOLK.?
THE LITERARY SOCIETY.
Halifax, N. C, Dec. 29.?The old town
Is enlivened this week by the numerous
young folk who have returned homo
from the various schools In the State
and who are now spending Christmas
with their friends here. Among them
are Miss Nellie Nelson, from Greens?
boro Female College, Greensboro; Miss
I tehee Ousley, from Peace Institute,
Raleigh; Miss Lizzie Hill, from St.
Mary's, Raleigh; Miss Helen Daniel,
from ' Normal College, Greensboro;
Messrs. Quint and Fletcher Gregory,
from the University: Mr. \Vm. D. Fuu
cette and Ed F. Fenner, from the A.
and M. Colege, Raleigh; Mr. John
Fenner and Arthur Gregory, from Hor?
On Christmas night the regular year?
ly public Christmas tree was held at
the court house, and all went and had
a delightful time. Everybody got a
present and all were happy.
On Last Friday afternoon the people
lure were very much grieved and
much shocked to hear of the death of
Mrs. L. O. Grady, who passed away
after a short illness of two weeks. Mrs.
Grady was one of the town's oldes't
residents, having been here from early
life, coming from near Petersburg, Va.
On Sunday afternoon the funeral was
held from the M. E. church, and was
conducted by Rev. Mr. Davis. Mrs.
Grady was well known, and was much
thought of nnd was for a long time
engaged In the millinery business here.
Of her immediate family she leaves to
mourn her departure her husband.
Rev. S. G. Grady; two daughters. Mrs.
E. L. Travis nnd Mrs. J. W. Hays,
and also two brothers.
East night the regular meeting of '
the Literary Society was held at Mrs.
Glllam's. There all the young people
met, and as there Is always enjoyment
and jollity last night was no exception.
The same society will probably give a
tea New Year's night, which will set
orf the holidays with a delightful eve?
HOLIDAY EVERY W11 ER E.
Everything Is holidaying. The wea?
ther looks It; the young fellow believes
It; the small boy realizes it; the girls
know It; the boys think it: the cynic Is
aware of It; the stingy ha'to it; the
wife smiles at it; the husband frowns
at it, but the right-minded like it.
SAD ENDING OF A VIRGINIAN'S
Durham, N. C, Dee. 29.?Thursday
night at 10.20 o'clock, John S. Carter, a
white man, about !>5 years old, died in
the city guard house. Death was
caused by paralysis or the breaking of
an artery of tho brain. He was ar?
rested Wednesday afternoon on the
charge of being drunk and disorderly
and was confined In the lock-up until
yesterday morning when he was dis?
charged. He left the police court and
started up Main street and when near
1 lie west end of the court house he was
seen to fall. He was carried Into the
police office In -an unconscious condi?
tion and never regained consciousness.
About twelve years ago Carter
moved to Durham from Virginia and
did a splendid business. Reing a man
of means lie bought property hero and
went into the livery stable business,
which be made a success of until tire
destroyed nearly all he possessed, with
tho exception of his home place. He
then began to drink very heavily nnd
whs often in trouble, becoming a fa?
miliar figure in the police court.
As soon ns he was found to be In a
dangerous condition Iiis wife, who had
left yesterday morning for Danville.
Va., was telegraphed for and arrived
this morning on the casthound South?
ern train. The remains were interred
in the city cemetery this .afternoon.
DEATH OF MR. McCOTTF.R?
-TRACEABLE IO WHISKY!
Kinston. N. C, Dee. 29.?Mr. George
B. McCotter died at Grlfton on Decem?
ber 2(5, aged r>9 years. He was born in
Pamllco county on March 10, 1811. lie
was a consistent member of the Meth?
odist Episcopal Church. The burial
took place from the Methodist church
at Grlfton on Thursday, the services
being conducted by Iiis pastor. Rev. J.
M. Lowder. The deceased left a widow,
an adopted daughter and a host of
friends to mourn their loss. We extend
sympathy to the bereaved.
CAUSED BY LIQUOR.
A colored man deliberately shot down
nnd instantly killed another of bis race
Christmas day In Wayne county, near
the Greene county line, about I miles
from Shine. He says he "did not know
the gun was loaded." lie is in jail at
Mlcajah Screws and Frank Kerney,
young white men, emptied their revolv- i
ers at ench other at Shine, Greene
county, Christmas day. They were
under the Influence of whisky, as the
evidence indicated at the magistrate's
trial. Screws was lined $10 and costs.
MR. BRYAN ELECTED
A MEMBER OF RALEIGH'S ANA?
A special dispatch from Raleigh to
the Richmond Times suys:
At a meeting of the Ananias Club,
Raleigh's newspapermen's association,
held last night, Hon. William Jennings
Bryan, of Nebraska, editor of ''The
Commoner," was elected to honorary
membership In the club. The follow?
ing resolution was adopted:
"Whereas, the Raleigh Ananias Club
hails with pleasure the advent Into
journalism of the Hon. William Jen?
nings Bryan, of Nebraska, in recogni?
tion of the distinguished qualifications
possessed by said statesman, be It re?
solved, that the secretary of the Ana?
nias Club be and is hereby instructed
to formally notify the Hon. William
Jennings Bryan of his election
upon this day as the first hon?
orary member of the said Ananias
Club, with all rights and privileges of
The b.?st that money can buy should bo
vour aim in choosing a medicine, and this
la Hood's Sarsapurllla. It euros when
Accomplishments of Some Man
Stoppluga Itald?Taking tho Snap Out of
Fourth or July Firework*?Fleeing From
an Audience? Firing Into tho Air.
Tho entertaining article in a recent
Sunday is3ue of the Observer, on "Fun
in the Campaign," written by "H. E>.
C. B.," (which, being interpreted,
means "lied Buc k" Bryant), moves one
to emulation by a like contribution? '
In which one might succeed if he knew
as good things, and could tell them as ;
well as live said Buck of vermlllion
hue. I only know that, barring life in j
camp in the great civil war, 1 have I
seen more fun around the hustings
than anywhere else, and no little on
the higher plane of the lecture plat?
form. I will try to give three or four
incidents, in, the hope that they may
arouse the readers of the paper, though
the keenness of the ludicrous in the
situations has been blunted by Hie
lapse of time.
The older Inhabitants of Fayettc
vllle knew well and esteemed highly
Mr. Blank?long since at rest with a 1
goodly company of- revered "city !
fathers"?a tall, straight, slender-built j
old man, always dressed in black !
broadcloth, with a silk hat, cautious
anil prudent in his business affairs, as
honest as the day, very courteous, of
retiring disposition and kindly heart.
In speech he was precise and delib?
erate, and had a curious habit of
smacking Iiis Iii s afcer every throe or
four words of a long sentence, its close
being uttered with a sudden velocity
that sent the words out, almost fall?
ing over one another in the race.
One evening about sunset, toward the
close of the war. a young farmer from
the eastern side of Cape Fear river
thundered over the old Clarendon
bridge, dashed up Person street, and
halted bis foam-flecked, mud-bespat?
tered horse on Market square, where
he.was quickly surrounded by a crowd,
always eager in those days for news.
The rider told the Story that Federal
troops, advancing from New Bern and
Wilmington, were to raid Fayettevllle
by Warsaw for the purpose of destroy?
ing the Confederate arsenal at this
point. The excitement was intense,
and the late .Major lt. M. Powell, then
acting as mayor, called a citizens'
meeting Immediately niter supper to
devise ways and means of meeting the
The town hall was packed with peo?
ple at the hour appointed, and among
them was Mr. Blank in an Inconspicu?
ous corner, shy and silent as usual.
Many were the fervent speeches
breathing defiance ami undying hero?
ism, but no orator suggested a drastic
remedy against approaching Yankee
bayonets, until Mr. Blank rose slowly
to his feet. "Mr. Chalrmanl" he began
in ills measured tones. So rarely did
he obtrude himself on the public notice
thnit his coming to the front on an oc?
casion so momentous attracted to him
the cyo and tho attention of every man
In tho hall. "Mr. Chairman," he con?
tinued, "I move you. sir, (smack of the
Hps), that handbills be struck off
(smack) and posted on all the high?
ways and byways loading into Fnyettc
vllle (smack), saying to the Yankees
that if they come here, they come at
the peril of their lives'."
Tho applause with which tills was
greeted was an uproarious laughter,
surging throughout tho meeting, which
broke up in high good humor and went
to bed. Not long afterwards one Sher?
man, with mighty following, came
along; and not seeing any handbills on
the highways and byways to give him
warning, marched in and took the
? * *
Not long after the lamented Vance
redeemed the State by tho memorable
Gubernatorial contest of istg, rthe peo?
ple of Fayettevllle began to feed that
they "were in the house of their fa?
thers." and it was resolved to have an
old-time white men's Fourth of July
celebration. The orator chosen for the
occasion was a young lawyer just be?
ginning practice, who has since
achieved great success in his profes?
sion, as Well as prominence in public
life. I'nffirtunatelv tor him, the one
sYlerted to introduce him was an inti
mate friend, but as dearly loving a
practical joke as Nod Brace In "Geor?
gia Scenes." To this friend the young
lawyer read and spoke Iiis speech day
after day and night after night, until
one knew it about as well as the other.
On tho eventful day. to the blare of
trumpet and the roll of drum, the pro?
cession marched to an improvised
open-air stand, a great crowd settled
about it and at the proper time the in?
troducer advanced to the front to pres?
ent the orator?first giving a running
sketch of tho signillcanee of the na?
tional day. in which ho took In every
one of tin- speaker's strong points, and
quoted every blessed line of the Impas?
sioned poetry with which he closed his
glowing periods. The reader is left to
imagine the horrors of (he situation. I
have hoard the discomfited orator say
since that as ho sat there, "betrayed
in the house of his friends," feeling
every prop slipping from under him.
he fell as did the young orator at the
dedication of a public building in a
rapidly-grown, hustling Western town.
"Fellow citizens," he began, "ilfty
years ago the place where we now
stand was a howling wilderness." nnd
then all his speech Hew away, and piti- t
lossly left him in the lurch. Again and |
again did lie make the interesting
statement that the place where they
then stood was a howling wilderness;
and finally, with staling eyes and crim?
son cheeks, he yelled: "And I wish to
tho Lord it was a howling wilderness
now!" and sat down.
? * *
Another Fayettevllle lawyer, who has
worthily worn the ermine of the bench,
and has been a power in the forum and
the political field, almost brought on
himself disaster, which only the .-and
In his gizzard enabled him to avert.
On an august occasion he was the
speaker of tin- day. A handsomely dec?
orated stand was on Green street,
with a great audience in front and on
the sides, but when he was presented
to his expectant hearers he got no
farther than his bow. Me stood look?
ing down into the upturned faces as If
at a lot of strange animals he" bad
never seen before; then an expression
l of horrified bewilderment passed over
! his courifoTirtTiro, and. turning, ho
hounded off the back of the stand, and
made a bee line for the old courthouse
?nnd then was witnessed tho amazing
spectacle of an orator fleeing from.his
audience, nnd the committee of ar?
rangements in full pursuit. They over
hauled him Just across Eccles bridge,
but It looked as It' his demoralisation
must be complete. His Scotch blood,
full of grit at a crisis, came to lu
resoue. and enabled him to pull himself
together; he walked buck quietly be?
tween bis captors and Jumped nimbly
upon the platform, iimid shouts of
laughter and the waving qf hats and
handkerchiefs. When ut length he
could command silence, he redeeme 1
himself by an admirable speech, full ot
force and lire, and retired, a "Inurei
bonrlng Horace." From that day to
this 1 have never heard of his being at
a loss before the public.
I and another "spell-binder" were
booked for a speaking at a county pre?
cinct, seven miles from Fayettevllle.
two nights before the State election of
last August, it was not a Democratic
rally, but we were expected to divide
time In discussion with Fox Person, of
Wayne, said to be an able Populist de?
bater. It was a pleasant evening, and
there was a largi crowd In front of the
stand, on which there was a bnnd In
rear of the speakers, tlarlng torches
and lamps over the grounds, with
booths for the sale of ice-cream, lem?
Mr. Person did not make his appear?
ance. My friend led off, I followed, and
we congratulated ourselves that we
were to have things all our own way. a
good deal to our surprise as the Repub?
licans were very strong in that part of
the country. We were never more mis?
taken in our lives. It was not intend?
ed that there should he a Democratic
walk-over that evening; and after 1
concluded, there was a short pause,
when a prominent citizen, a Northern
born man, came to the front and
mounted the stand. The enthusiasm
with which he was greeted convinced
me that we bad been heard with deco?
rum from feelings of hospitality, but
that the crowd was arousing itself for
the fun of the occasion. The North?
erner, passing me by with great con?
sideration or great Indifference. I nm
not sure which, fell all over my com?
panion and made the fur fly. When he
finished there came through the crowd,
and took his place on the platform, a
stalwart, handsome, swarthy man,
amid cries of: "Go it. Jim!" "Now,
down that little bald-headed fellow!"
"Give it to him!" "Hurrah. Johnson!"
"Fellow-citizens," said he, "I shall
not attempt h reply to the last Demo?
cratic speaker. His oratory cannot be
I equaled anywhere In North Carolina,
and his figures of speech uro grand."
There was a wave of blank disappoint?
ment passing over the faces of his
auditory at this ill-timed generosity to
a political foe. whom they were wait?
ing to see skinned. But, like the py?
thon at the zoological gardens, which
licks the live pigeon over for better
deglutition. Mr. Johnsing was soft
soaping nie only 'the hotter to swallow
nil'. Then be went on: "Fellow-Cltl
z'ens, during the war we read about
battles?raying from early.?morn to
d wy eve, and when the casualties
were counted up, there were 3 killed
and 10 wounded on ?nie side, and 4 kill?
ed and 11 wounded on the other side.
Why was that fellow-citizens? Why
was ithere so much shooting, and so
little killing".' They aimed too high, fel?
low-citizens, .aey aimed too high. And
so the eloquent speaker aimed too high.
He never lilt the bulls-eye any time!"
1 do not think that the greater part of
that crowd appreciated the line satire
of Mr. Jim Johnson?but there was one
there who did, thoroughly.
J. H. M.
COTTON SEED OIL
EXPORTS FOB TUB YEAR ENDING
(New York Tribune.)
Exports of cotton-seed oil from the
United States in the year ending June
30. 1900, amounted to 46,902,390 gallons,
valued nt $14,127,53S. Cotton-seed oil
Is now an Important factor in the com?
mercial and industrial world, and
seems certain of remaining so, its im?
portance increasing rather than de?
It is gratifying that such is the case.
And yet this vast development of the
cotton-seed oil industry is not to be re?
garded altogether without apprehen?
sion on account of the misuse, or the
false use, which is made of the product
In some quarters. The statement Is
made, and is not convincingly contra?
dicted, that a considerable amount of
the oil which is exported is presently
brought back to this country under the
label of "pure olive oil." The further
charge is current tlint other quantities
of cotton-seed nil are similarly
mlslahollod without ever leaving this
country, and are also used for packing
sardines or the herrings or sprats
which take the place of pilchards under
Wlml Is Indubitably and unpardona?
ble us II Is thu prucili'u uf ijuliiilng uut
lon-seed oil off as olive oil. It may be
"just as good" as olive oil. It may be
actually better than olive oil. But it
certainly Is not olive oil, nnd to label
it as such Is to lie, nnd to sell It as
such is to commit a fraud upon tho
purchaser. The concerns which are
selling cottort-seod oil or preparations
of cotton-seed oil frankly and honestly
as such nre dealing fairly with their
patrons, nnd are presumably enjoying
the prosperity which honorable busi?
ness methods deserve. Flit no objec?
tion can be too strong to the practice
of those. Whether here or abroad, who
sell tho oil or any preparation of it for
something which It is not. Forty-six
million gallons of cotton-seed oil ex?
ported Is a goodly showing. But it Is
eredltabl only in so far as Hint oil Is
truly sold and used for what it truly is.
SUNDAY SCHOOL CHRISTMAS EN?
TERTAIN M BNT -ELE< !TI< >N?
(Special to Virginian-Pilot.)
Elizabeth City, N. C. Doc. 29.?The
Methodist Sunday school held their
regular Christmas entertainment Fri?
day evening at Aydelett's Academy of
Music. After the introductory address
by the Bev. It. C. Beaman the sein dats
rendered a fine musical program, led by
Mrs. Maggie Wintler. with Miss LOU
Kropsey us accompanist. After the
musical program each of the scholars
received a present of confectioneries
ELECTION OF OFFICEF.S.
At a regular meeting of Achoroo
Lodge No. Ii. I. O. F.. the following
officers were elected: J. P. Simpson,
noble grand: W. F. Koaton, vice-grand:
II. O. Hill, recording secretary; R; K.
Black, financial secretary; G. W. Twld
The foundation Of Mr. J. B. Pinner's
new brick store gave away Friday af?
ternoon, causing quite a little stir, there
being several people engaged in storing
goods in the house at the time: but
l.mit RENT?THE TWO MODERN
1 business buildings. 56 and 5S Water
street, now occupied by Sallle Ferry and
Moses Wet?el. Elzabcth City. N. C. Po
?esslon given Jniuntry 1st. 1901. Apply to
JA'-OHOSKY Ll'.OS., Portsmouth, Va.
luckily nobody was hurt. Mr. Pinner
will sustain a loss ot several hundred
Mr. "Walter Cannon, formerly of this
place, but now of Raleigh, was In town
yesterday visiting friends and rela?
Mr. Win. Morgan, formerly a mer?
chant of this place, but now of Orien?
tal. N. C, where he is still engaged In
til.- same business. Is in town vtstttllg
his family on Parsonage street.
Mr. J. D. Hathaway left yesterday
for the lower sounds, where he will
spend a week in hunting and fishing.
A DELIGHTFUL SOCIAL EVENT
(Special to Virginian-Pilot.)
Edenton. N. C. Dec. 29.?One of the
chief social events of the season was
the dance given last night at the Ar?
mory by the young men of Edenton.
The music, which was excellent, was
furnished by Krueger's band of Nor?
folk, and the dance continued until the
"woe sma' hours," when "Home. Sweat
Home" brought to u close one of the
most brilliant of the many social suc?
cesses scored In past years by the
young men of our town.
The german was gracefully led bv
Mr. Mctrah Makely, with Miss Mary
Pruden. Tito other couples were Mr.
Thornton Withers, of Suffolk, with
Miss Julia Jones; Mr. Frank Ratoman
with Miss Sophia Wood. Mr. Metz, of
Kilo. pa.. with Miss Helen Komi; Mr.
Crowell with Miss Hall, both of Hos?
ten: Mr. Wm. Lcary, Jr.. with Miss
Agnes Makely. Mr. nnd Mrs. O. I". Folk.
Mr. and Mrs. j. n. Pruden, Mr. Tom
White, of Elizabeth City, with Miss
Sari Galther, Of Hertford: Mr. Bronson
with Miss Hurt. Mr. Edgar Ron. with
Miss Betts, of Belhaven; Mr. Jas. War?
ren with Miss Lizzie Skinner. Mr.
Wozelka with Miss Worth. Mr. Aubrey
Hanklns with Miss Bateman, Mr.
Blucher Ehrlnghuuse, of Elizabeth
City, with Miss Eliza Drane, Dr. Cason
with Miss Duncan Winston. Mr. Ned
Wood with Miss Clara Capehart. Mr.
Carroll Brinkloy with Miss Annie Cond.
Mr. Browne, of Belhaven, with Miss
Kate Leary; Mr. Harry McMullan with
Miss Margaret Pruden, Mr. G. Makely
with Miss Madie Radham, Mr. Henry
Jones with Miss Leila Jones, Mr. Pax
ton Radham with Miss Clara Bond, Mr.
Hell, of Franklin, with Miss Sophie
Stags?Messrs. C,. W. Riddiek and R.
G. Whlte.-of Hertford: P. Burgess, of
Suffolk: Will Wood, of Elizabeth city:
John Wood. W. R. Capehart, Rule
Leary. R. W. Rrinkloy, W. S. Sutll
merell and Major Bond.
Chaperones?Mrs. W. P. Pruden. Mr.
and?Mrs-.- Julian Wood. Mrs. II. A.
Bond, Mr. and Mrs. K. Tt. Concor. Mr.
and Mrs. J. O. Wood. Mrs. Matthews.
Mrs. Camilla Skinner. Mr. nnd Mrs.
Wm. Radham. Mrs. J. A. Woodard and
Mrs. Rettle Burch.
Mr. Frank Bond, express messenger
on Norfolk ami Southern Railroad, is
spending a few days here with his peo?
Misses Annie and Mamie Sprulll have
returned from a visit to relatives in
Newport News. Va.
Mr. J. A. Harris .lied last night after
an illness of several weeks' duration,
ut his homo, on King street. The In?
terment will take place this afternoon.
The sympathy of tho friends of the
bereaved Is with them in their loss.
The Albeinnrle Crocery and Feed
Store Company nre moving their stock
from Fast Rrond street to corner of
Water nnd Rroad street. Tho Carolina
Oroecry Company will occupy the store
vacated by them.
Mr. L. L. Moore was out of town on
The Yeoplm Union mooting Is in ses?
sion at Rocky Hock Baptist church.
Mr. and Mrs. F. Wood nre at home
after an absence of several days.
NKWS FROM THE HYMENEAL
' (Special to Vlrglnlan-Pllot.)
Hertford. N. C, Dec. 29.?Wednesday
morning at 11 o'clock Mr. J. H. Cnm
pruo and Miss Ida Ward were married
at (ho residence of the bride's par?
ents by Rev. W. A. Avers. They look
the hoon train for a tour of the Stale.
Mr. C. W. Galther and Miss Lulu
Hayes were Joined in holy wedlock at
the M. 10. church, South, Thursday af?
ternoon at 1:30 o'clock. Tho couple
left on the train for a tour of the
.n ? ?ri n.
The marriage of Mr. Charles \Vhad
Ion to Miss Mabel Martin Is announced.
We heard, though we cannot vouch
for fls continuation, that a big brick
building will spring up here next year
to accommodate the t. o. O. F, lodge,
an opera house and tho new banking
Influenza?Cold in the Head.
Is an Inflammation of the lining mom
brahe'e of Ihe nose. Commences with
tingling, itching and dryuess of the nos?
trils, followed by a watery or mucus
discharge: fre<|Uenl sneezing; dull pain
and sense of weight in the forehead; In?
creased secretion of tears; occasional
chilliness and Fever.
I If not arrested, the t'ntnrrh spreads to
t the throat and respiratory organs, at?
tended with Hoarsness, Son- Throat.
Tiekiing Cough and Oppressed Breathing,
CHECKED CIRCULATION, the cause
of nearly nil Colds, produces these symp?
toms: the use of "i7" starts the blood
tingling through the veins until it readies
tho extremities, when the feet warm up
and tho Cold ts broken. At all druggists,
25c., or by mall.
Now pnck- i edition of nr. Humhrey's
Manual of ;di di-eas-s. mailed free.
llumphrec-. Homeopathic Medicine Co..
cor. William and John Sis.. New York.
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has been used by Millions of J
Mothers Tor their children whil*
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^5 the virtue of "Mother's Friend"
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Sjg externally, relaxes all the muscles, so that
i The ordeal is Easy
WILL BOLT, of Lynns?i'.!e. Iowa, writes: ?? -Mother's Friessd
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On Account of... ^
WE ARE NOT
TO WAIT ON
We will have a Grand Opening Day
soon at our HAQNIFICENT
COR. MAIN and CHURCH STS,
WILLIS. Jr. 5
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Christmas, 1900 | | New Year, 1901
A/V/'E WISH YOU one and all a
* * Merry Christmas and a Hap?
py New Year.
We thank our customers for their
patronage in the past and hope for
the continuance of their favors. We
promise Good Furniture, Low Prices
and Easy Terms in the future as in
JNO, B. LOUGHRAN.
"Credit Hornefurnistier'' 319-321 Church St,
Bath Room Heater.$1.00
4-Tube Radiator. 2.50
6-Tube Radiator. 3.S0
8-Tube Radiator. S.?O
6 Ft. Rubber Tubing.25c each
CITY GriVtS CJO.xo^,,,
-.->f flap rut anil flist water, full of
- rim and scintillating with all the
-colors of the rainbow, is the only
-kind that you will rtnd in our exqul
-site stock of precious stones. We
-have them heavily mounted in all
-tho newest designs, or mounted to
-order in any combination or style
-desired. We have a large variety of
-Ladles' and Men's Kings for Thanks
-giving or Holiday Gifts.
D. P. PAUL, Jeweler,
228 MAIN STREET.
THE HENRY WALKE COMPANY.
Kr.>in and after January 1st. 1901, Mr.
S .Milnor Price, of Richmond, will be tha
President und Mr. Frank Harrison.of tlila
elty, the Vice-President, of tho Henry;
Walke Company: und these gentlemen
will have active charge of in?
ma nu Kernen t of the business gO
the company They have both been longf
and successfully Identified with the suo*
ply business, ami tho stockholders of the>
Company deem themselves fortunate In
securing their services. Besides boing of?
ficers of the Company, they will possei.l
an interest in tho Company as stookhold
> r;-. Their effort will be to maintain at
all times a large and complete stock of
supplies needed for saw mills, railroads,,
steamboats, and plants of different kinds;
to give close and strict attention to th?
business, ensuring the promptest d!a?
patch and delivery, and to conduct tha
nuslnesa in all Its branches upon the best
business methods and standards,
dcr-.w RICHAUD WALKE.
W. H. TAYLOR & CO.,
Snow Steam Pumps. Mundy Hoisting En?
sines. Grnton & Knight Leather Belting,
N Y . B. ? P. Co., Rubber Goods. Knowl*
ton Piston Packing:, Aurora Soller Huld,
Fulton Wood Pulleys.
CROCKETT & CROCKETT.
Dealers In Oak, Pino, Cypress Piles and
Wood. , . ?.K
Oak. Pine. Cypress. Poplar arid a a
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