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VOL. XII
ELIZABETH CITY, N. C FRIDAY, JULY 11,1919
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HE PUT SILK THREADS
IN YOUR PAPER MONEY
Coi. Edward L. Mills, Who Made Counterfeiting A
Difficult Task, Living a Quiet Life in TKis
- City
IM'.i you ever notice the silk
How One Elizabeth City Auto Dealer Uses Light
PASQUOTANK'S HIGHWAY
BOND ISSUE IS ALL RIGHT
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TbT-uiLs that are imbedded in
rhe paper money which you have j
lC ,o so freely in these days!
oilizb prices? If you haven't, j
i-y,: -j. bill out of your pocket-j
book and look it over. You will
2nd r:!:"u a number of tiny silk!
tbvrn run vertically in a well-!
delink band across each end of;
fi19 note, and you will perhaps
bp surprised to learn that the
r-iav. v ho first had them put in j
s our money now lives in Eliza- j
berli City. j
This nvm is Col. Edward Li. Mills,
recently retired after 50 years service J
in the Treasury Department "of the j
United States, and he lives at the j
home of his daughter Mrs. S. I. Pool (
on Harney street, in this city. Col. i
Hills ;IS born 76 years ago in Thomp- ;
son. Conn., where his father, while j
principal of a girls' seminary, had ;
marrried one of his most charming j
and vivacious young schoolgirls.
The family later moved to Sterling, j
Illinois, where Mills, Sr., engaged in j
the tailoring business, while Col. Mills,
who was then a boy in his early teens, J
went to school and spent his spare j
time in rambles over the wide prairies . j
gun in hand, learning to shoot with an j
accuracy and precision., which later dis- j
tinguished him as one of the dozen
best win? shots in America, Game was
olentiful in Illinois in the days when
Chicago was agout the size of Eliza-
heth City. Great stretches of open j
prairie, teeming with wild ducks j
geese, ;iLJreons and countless flocks of :
prairie chickens, made an unrivalled ;
hunting-ground, the like of which can
not he f jund in this country today.
At the outbreak of the War between ;
the States, Mr. Mills, then a lad not
u:.:e eighteen, accompanied the 34th
Ulir.ois infantry, organized at Sterling. ,
to i :itnj) in Kentucky, where, after
he reached the age of 18, he enlisted :
ir. com- any E, and went to the battle j
that state, taking part in the
tivties of Sliiloh, and Mufffeesboro, or j
Stone River. In 1863 Col. Mills and a j
p (rt of hi regiment were cut off f rom i
the rest of the Union army at the'
battle of Chickamauga, where he was
eiptured by the Confederates.
After a memorable 8 months' stay in
L:;by Prison, at Richmond and the
Confederate prison at Danville, Va., he
v.- s exchanged as a prisoner of war
a:vl ;'ot:ied Gen. Hancock's Veteran
Array Corps, and organization of picked
troops, ir. which he served on the staff
of the General as Chief Clerk of the
M!(ii;e Military Department, with
headquarters at Washington and later
at Biltimore.
At the close of the war Col. Mills
rpent3rei the army, and was assigned
to duty at the Adjutant General's of
fice in Washington In 1869 he was
transferred to the Secretary's office in
the Treasury Department, division of
Loans and Currency, of which he was
mad? assistant chief under the first
C!?vei mi administration.
It TTj.., at this time that the activ
ities ot counterfeiters made it imper-
: : rhu changes be made in the
nation u currency which would make
:r rr, jr- difficult of imitation. At that
tirr.-- Mi? Government paper money had
:-.p t-.l ,.r.i one blue silk thread run-
ri.rtUei lengthwise or eacn note
I - :; -xpert crooks found little dim- j
- :-; it duplicating. In 1884, under !
' of the Treasury Manning
- was appointed chairman of (.
ize to devise and recommend '
Ml
s cyetari-y a more satisfactory i
;..v;;er. and at Col. Mills, sug-
committee decided upon
tliz.l silk fibre now in use. This;
;;: distributed through the paper j
y . -.tcret process, and counterfeiters
-' r.ever been able to successfully
it.
( r;.-;;; the recommendation of this
'''rnmiltee. the plates formerly used in
Viv.iUtik United States money were
iestroye-i. and new ones were design
ei on wi-.ich more open space of white
r r -wis left at either end of the'
r- '" so that the silk fibre could be
ir.or readily seen.
.Sorri years later Col. Mills became
t'.rnme:it superintendent of the
,Jr :ni;is at Pittsfield, Mass., where
a!
th". i;?;tii-iftivp naner for the var-
fnited States securities, checks..
"r -"';. I notes and national cur-
v is mude, and in 1899 he wa
.H-,irt-p:l to the Internal Revenue
'j-'r-MM of the Treasury Department at
WT -otfir.-ftor.. where he became chief of
'i'..ir-?o Division, having charge of
- ; -vvrnntent matters relating to the
-'l iri !".,, f iQrs rie'fl.rpttes. to-
i , :-.:. j.Y and other tobacco pro-:
"-''-i - i to the internal revenue!
r years in this capacity.!
V'1 'I- i.ecame the head of the;
''! division, directing the distribu-
'H of u; ;:!lernal revenue stamps to j
various collectors of internal rev-;
,rii their stamp deputies. He
ivn.K unpointed Internal Revenue
- -"t on Accounts, in which capacity
'"'Hited the various collectors' of
g" fhroughout the United States and
3-i.ii.auditing stamp accounts aggre-
-m many millions of dollars. This
,0 he held until his retirement
COL. EDWARD L. MILLS
from the service in 1915, having served
the Government continuously for over
fifty years.
For many years Col. Mills was rec
ognized as one of the best wing shots
in the United States, having won many
prizes at shooting tournaments in
various parts of the country, and for a
long period being president of the
Capitol City Gun Club of Washington.
He has in his possession many silver
trophies attesting his skill with the
gun.
FINDING OUT HOW THE
SAWYER GANG LEFT US
All City Property Run Down And j
Thousands of Dollars Bills j
Unpaid j
As typical of the mismanagement oi j
our municipal affairs during the ad- j
ministration of Mack Sawyer's trained ;
Board of Aldermen, it is stated that j
when the New Board took charge oi j
thlngsrit was found that the various
properties and machinery belonging tc j
the city are in a disgracefully run-
down condition, while unpaid bills ag-
gregating several thousand dollars arc :
left for the New Board to dispose of
The building and the refrigerating
plant of the City Market had to be
overhauled and repaired at a cost of
more than $1,000; the street sweepei
is out of order; the street sprinkler Is
broken down; tools are entirely lack
ing or in a broken stater and when the
city officials undertook to rope off cer
tain streets while Chautauqua was here
they made the discovery that the city
possessed no lanterns to hang on the
ropes at night, and these had to be
bought.
It is a proud boast of the Mack Saw
yer gang that during their manage
ment of civic affairs they did not put
the city in debt. Whether or not this
is true, it is evident that they did not
spend any appreciable amount of the
citizen's money in keeping up the j
property of the city. j
PASQUOTANK HASNT THE
HIGHEST TAX RATE, NO!
Beaufort County Will Pay 41 Cents
More on The $100
Than We
Tasquotankers who think they wili
be greviously burdened- because their
tax rate has jumped from $1 to $1.75
on the $100 valuation, should be com
forted by the tax rates of other coun
ties in a class with Pasquotank. Take
Beaufort county for instance. The
Washington Daily News gives the tax
figures for Beaufort this way:
"The General County Rate for the
j-ear of 1919 will be $2.16 on the $10C
valuation, and the General Poll Tax
will be $4.85. In addition to this gen
eral rate there is a stock law levy and
special school tax levies to be made
in certain sections. Schools, roads and
bridges constitute the large per cent
of our taxes. Approximately $130,000
will be collected in Beaufort county
this year for schools alone, and in ad
dition to that amount the State wii:
appropriate to the county about $15,000.
$36,000 will be collected for mainten
ance on the public roads, and about
$58 000 will be collected to pay the in
terest and retire the Million Dollai
Bond Issue. The General State Tax
which will be sent to Raleigh will be
$13,000. and the General County Tax
will be around $37,000." '
THEIR ADVERTISING RATE
NEARLY PUT HIM TO BED
A certain man in this town placed
an advertisement in THE INDEPEN
DENT a few weeks ago. It took six
inches of a single column space and
cost him $1.50 He said he thought that
was high. He sent the same ad to a
farm paper published in this state and
told the farm paper to put the ad in
the same amount of space for twe
weeks and send himya bill. They sent
him a bill for $67.20. If the gentle
man ever recovers from the shock he
will stick to his home paper.
HERE is an unique photo of" the show rooms of the Pasquotank Motor Co., Studebaker agency for Elizabeth City
and northeastern North Carolina. The show rooms of this co'mpany are located at the corner, of Main and Road
streets in this city, opposite the Southern Hotel. It is tke most brilliantly light auto show room in this city. The
photo was made at night.
VANN GETS A JOB
IN SPITE OF 'EM
Ousted Supt. of Schools, Now
Supt. of Public
Welfare
At the July meeting of the Board of
County Commissioners Preston S.
Vann, formerly County Superintendent
of Schools, was elected to the newly
created office of County Superinten
dent of Public Welfare, with a bigger
salary than he received as head yf
the Pasquotank county school system
and from which he was ousted by the
machinations of peanut politicians.
Four men were considered by the
commissioners and the Board of Chari
ties and Public Welfare, R. B. Edney
of Newland and Rev. Eddie F. Sawyer.,
who had made application for the posi
tion, and Prof. A. B. Combs, principal
of the Elizabeth City High School, and
Prof. Vann, who had not. Prof. Vann
received five votes, Prof. Combs, three:
and Rev. Sawyer, one. on the first bal
lot, Vann therefore being elected.
The duties of the Superintendent of
Public Welfare include the supervision
of charities and social welfare work
in connection with the regular charity
organizations; the enforcement of the
school attendance law; general work
as probation officer of the juvenile
court; and the various other duties
add responsibilities connected with the
moral, social and physical welfare of
the city and county. By reason of hi
lone- service in the education work oi
the state, and his other excellent quali- .
fications for the work, the people of j
Elizabeth City and Pasqquotank coun
ty will rejoice in Prof. Vann's election
to this position, which carries with it
a larger salary than the office which
he formerly held here. It is hinted
that there will soon be an increase in
the salary of the County Superinten
dent of Public Welfare, which wii:
make the pay of the office more nearly
commensurate with its various and
diversified duties.
At this meeting of the County Com
missioners G. Mj Scott, chairman of the
board, tendered his resignation as p
member of the body, and was succeed
ed in the chairmanship by Noah Bur
foot, Sr. of this city, who was elected
permanent chairman. The vacancy
created by Mr. Scott's resignation will
be filled by a man to be appointed by
the clerk of the court before the next
regular meeting of the Commissioners.
YOU MAY BE EATING HORSE
MEAT AND DON'T KNOW IT
A bill introduced in Congress re
cently to provide a heavy appropria
tion for the employment of inspectors
of horse meat, is the first public in
formation that the people of this
country may be eating horse meat. It
is now known that thousands of west
ern horses too light for farm or draft
work, as well as thousands of old and
worn out plugs are being slaughtered
bv western packing houses. We are
told that this meat is sold to foreign
trade. The probability is that we are
consuming much of it here at home in
the shape of Bologna sausage, Frank
furters, potted meats, "corned beef'.etc
A recent cloudburst near Buckhorn
Falls this week damaged the plant of
the Carolina Power and Light com
pany, but did not interfere with the
electric power which the company fur
nishes to 88 communities in centra:
North Carolina.
ALL DONE IN A DAY
Out of town people who
come to Elizabeth City for
eye glasses can have their
eyes tested, glasses made and
fitted the same aay by riatn-j
away service. No need tr I
wait a week for some one to ,
order glassestffor you. I hav j
my own grinding plant and
not only prescribe the glasses
you need but maxe ana in
them on the premises. It
saves a lot of time as well as
lot of middlemen's expenses.
DR. I. D. HATHAWAY
Optometrist
Phone 999 Bradford Bldg.
DO YOU KNOW ABOUT
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This book contains the final authen
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It contains a summary and explana
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THE INDEPENDENT
W. O. Saunders, Publisher
ELIZABETH CITY, N. C.
FOURTH 0' JULY CROWD
HAD A $1,000.00 THIRST
Soda Fountains and Pop Stands Did
A Record Breaking Business
Here Last Friday
Elizabeth City's Fourth of July
crowds must have consumed more than
$1,000 worth of soft drinks and ice
cream, according to information which
this newspaper has gathered from sev
eral soda dispensers. One drug store
admits that its sales of ice cream, soda
and beverages exceeded $300 on July
4. Another drug store says its soda
fountain cash register rang up $21C
on the same day. Another fountain
not so favorably located took in $162.
One fountain dispensed 80 gallons of
ice cream over the counter.
But not all the cold drink money was
spent at the soda fountains. There
were numerous cold drink stands all
over town, four or five being on Main
street. These stands did a land office
business, many of them charging 1C
cents for five cent drinks. There is
where the town made a mistake,; in
permitting these temporary pop stands
to use the streets and charge exorbi
tant prices. The city could have easily
regulated the prices.
But wasn't there a lot of the stuff
sold?
Pasquotank county ranks sixth
among the 100 counties of the State in
the per capita savings during the War
period, as included in liberty bonds
war stamps and interest-bearing bank
deposits, being surpassed only by those
counties in which the large cities of
Wilmington, Winston-Salem, Durham
Charlotte and dGreensboro are located
Our savings in this period amount
to $134 per inhabitant, or a total of
$2,643,244.00, and Pasquotank is among
the four counties in the tidewater
country " to equal or exceed the State
average of $90 per capita. New Han
over county heads the list with $288
per inhabitant, while Forsyth, with a
grand total of $16,173,599, leads in the
aggregate amount of savings, and has
more wealth laid away in war securi
ties and bank account savings than all
the 30 counties at the bottom of the
list put together.
WATER ANALYSIS
STARTS RUMPUS
Doc Fearing Romps All Over
Elizabeth City Water
Company
The question of Elizabeth City's
water supply was the principal "topic
discussed at the regular July meeting
of the Board of Aldermem Tuesday
night. Immediately after the reading
of the minutes Secretary Case of the
Chamber of Commerce reported to
the Board that the committee made
up of the County Health Officer, A. B.
Houtz and himself had investigated the
matter and had found that the city
not only has an inadequate water sup
ply, but that the present city water
is a positive menace to the health, ol
the community.
A little later, Dr. Peters, City Health
Officer, read a report, from the State
Bureau of Hygiene toT the effect that
samples of the city water analyzed
by the State chemist showed that the
water was very good, or, as Dr. Peters
characterized it, "Better than any pump
water in Elizabeth City." The City
Health Officer recommended that the
water be submitted to a weekly analy
sis, at least through the summei
months, by private chemists if neces
sary which the City Manager estimated
would cost approximately $30 pei
month. - - - ' m-
Dr. Zenas Fearing, County Healtr
Officer, at this juncture threw a bomb
shell into the beautiful water report
previously read by Dr. Peters. He said
that he could not conceive of any such
report on our city water as the City
Health Officer had just read; that the
city water was unfit either for bathing
or drinking; that for 30 years the peo
ple of the city had had to use this
stuff which was literally swill, which
was dirty, muddy reeking, slimy, and
jeopardized the lives of the citizens
He urged that the matter of better
water be taken up at once, and stated
that in order to gain a definite idea
of the amount of sediment in the city
water, he had tied a piece of fine gauze
over the spigot in his office, and after
letting the water run for 10 minutes
had taken from the gauze a quantity
of deposited mud which he would not
dare swallow.
"Good water", declared Dr. Fearing
"should be odorless, colorless and taste
less; our city water possesses none of
these qualities. The season for dysen
tery, diarrhoea and typhoid is now on
and unless immediate steps are taken
to give the city a pure water supply
many deaths will result. We can never
get good water from the present intake
on Knobbs Creek."
At this 'juncture Dr. Peters made
haste to inform the Board that he had
not submitted the water reported sc
favorably upon by the State Bureau
of Hygiene, nor did he know by whom
it had been submitted, and it develop
ed that this water had been sent by the
superintendent of the Elizabeth City
Water Co. Nobody present was able
to say where the Water Company offi
cial had drawn this water.
City Attorney Walter Cohoon then
called attention to the implied insult
to the people of the city, in the big
auto, with "H20" painted on its sides
from grhich the same Water Company
is sf3ng pure and drinkable wate.- at
10 Cfats Per gallon, tacitly admitting
the water which the company is
supplying to the city through its water
mains is not pure water.
City Manager Simonds reported tc
the effect that the filtering plant of the
Water Company is a very good one
but not large enough to properly puri
fy the quantity of water daily used in
the city. He estimated that needed
additibns to the plant, including sedi
mentation tanks, would cost severa.
thousand dollars, and stated that the
Water Company had agreed to make
these improvements. Mr. Simonds was
asked by the Board to make investi
gations and to recommend changes oi
such a nature as to give the city pure
water.
In connection with the sanitary con
dition of the city, the Board of Alder
men appointed a committee to decide
upon the advisability of having a wo
man in the City sanitary department
to work in conjunction with the house
keepers .of the city in an effort to im
prove present sanitary conditions.
CULTIVATED CABBAGE AND COL
lard plants for fall heading, 30c, 100;
500, $1.25; 1,000, $2; postpaid. Express
$r.75 thousand; 10,000, $15. T. J. COX,
Franklin, Ta, cJyll-3t
New York Attorneys Wire Approval Senator Fere
bee's Friends Would Cripple Pasquotank
Road Project If They Could. .
CHARLES CARMINE
IF MR. CARMINE looks a bit down ir
the mouth it is, perhapvs, because he
hasn't been getting his salary of $40C
per annum as Secretary to th Pas
quotank Highway Commission.. .In
stead of raising his salary as Auditor
of Pasquotank, the last General As
sembly gave him additional work as
Secretary to the .Highway Commission;
he to be paid $400 a year for this extra
work' provided the county issued road
bonds for the construction of perman
ent roads. Pending the sale of the
bonds Mr. Carmine hasn't been able
to touch a cent of this $400.
MRS. I. N. LOFTIN BRIDE
OF MR. RUFUS PARSONS
Talented and Wealthy Elizabeth City
'Woman. Gives' Hand in Marriage
To Youth
Rufus Parsons, age 20 and Mrs. I. NT.
Loftin, age 39, were married yesterday
afternoon. The marriage is the cul
mination of a romance which began
m ore than a year ago. when Mrs. 3of tin
took. young Parsons into her home, em
ploying him as a chauffeur and com
panion This is Mrs Loftin's third marriage.
She was married to Rev. I. N. Loftin
on Jani 5, 1907, at which time she was
33 years old, according to the mar
riage records. Previous to her mar
riage to Mr. Loftin she was Mrs. R. J.
Mitchell. Mr. Mitchell left her an
estate consisting of Mitchell's Depart
ment Store, a beautiful home on Penn
sylvania Avenue, and other property.
Mr. Loftin died about two years ago
leaving Mrs. Loftin alone with her
mother, Mrs. Mary Gilbert. Mrs. Gil
bert died several months ago.
Mrs. Loftin is one of Elizabeth City's
most talented women and active in
religious and musical circles. Details
of the wedding, honeymoon, etc, could
not be obtained in time for publication
in this issue of this newspaper.
FORMER SHAWBORO BOY
IN BAD AT HENDERSON
Got The Gambling Habit and Auditors
Find His Accounts
Short
An apparent net shortage of $45,757
in the accounts of former Sheriff J.
E. C. Bell has been reported to the
Vance county commissioners by audi
tors who had been at work on the
books for several weeks. Bell resigned
as sheriff about 10 days ago.
When Superior court convened in
Henderson three weeks ago Sheriff Bell
was absent, it being reported that he
was in a northern hospital. The grand
jury brought in a true bill against him
charging him with gambling. He re
turned a week later and tendered his
resignation which was accepted by the
commissioners and his successor was
elected.
Bell immediately left Henderson and
has not been heard from since. The
auditors had been busy with the books
for some time.
Mr. Bell is a native of Shawboro
Currituck county, and from one of the
best families of that section.
AN ELIZABETH CITY MAN
LOST $400 IN COLD CASH
C. A. Johnson's Pockets Picked in Jam
On a Newport News Trolley
Car
C. A. Johnson, whose home is on
East Cypress street, this city, had his
pockets picked of more than $400 in
money on a Newport News street car
Saturday night. Mr. Johnson was
formerly engineer at the electric light
plant in this city, but gave up his work
here last summer to-seek more remun
erative employment in the Norfolk
section. He became interested in a
small cafe in Newport News, on the
side. About a week ago he sold out
his interest in the cafe and had the
money in a wallet in a hip pocket. And
then he got into a crowded trolley car
and in the jam some one felt the
wallet and lifted it off his person.
The First & Citizens National Bank
of 'his city is in receipt of 'a wire
from their New "Fork attorneys, Cald
well & Masslich, stating that they are .
ready to approve the Pasquotank Coun
ty Road Bond issue of $500,000.- This
answers a rumor started last week tc
the effect that the "Saunders bill does
not stand up. under close examination
and several defects have appeared" in
the bill." Caldwell & Masslich are the
attorneys to whom the First & Citizens
j National submitted the question of the
j validity of the Pasquotank Road Bond
! issue, when the bank's bid for the bonds
was accepted by the Pasquotank High-
way Commission a month ago.
The report that the Saunders bil"
was defective and the validity of the
bond issue in question, purported tc
grow out of a recent court construction
of Sect. 3 of the Revaluation Act pass
ed by the last General Assembly. Just
what the State Tax Revaluation Act
had to do with the Saunders bill Is
not quite clear, since the Saunders bill
was a law before the Revaluation Act
went on its final reading.
But any sort of' a rumor was enough
for the old line politicians in this city
to make capital of. There has been a
determined effort upon the part of
Senator Miles W. Ferebee's friends and
political cronies to discredit the Pas
quotank Highway Commission ever
since Senator Ferebee failed in his ef
fort to dictate the personnell of that
Commission.
Before Representative Saunders
would commit himself to bonding this
county for a half million dollars for
roads, he drafted an act to create a
highway commission that could be
depended upon to spend the money
honestly and intelligently. Senator
Ferebee took it upon himself to object
to the men that Representative Saun
ders proposed to name. Saunders even
went so far as to sacrifice W. L.
Cohoon to gratify Ferebee and still his
opposition. Saunders would not let
Ferebee dictate with respect to other
members of the Board.
It is evident that Senator Ferebee
has been sore ever since and his sore
ness has been aggravated by the fact
that he now knows that he made a
miserable botch of his own district
higliway legislation. It is Ferebee's
district highway bill and not the Saun
ders county bill that will not stand up
under close examination. And ever
since Senator Ferebee discovered that
his bill will not stand up there has been
a nasty effort upon the part of his
allies to throw the blame for his own
failure upon the Pasquotank Highway
Commission.
This newspaper supported Mr. Fere
bee in his campaign for the Senate and
Representative Saunders deferred tc
him in all matters of local legislation
while in the House. Whatever glory
Senator Ferebee got out of the Genera:
Assembly, b.e got it from the fact that
this newspaper blew his horn for him
and tried to help him make good. But
Senator Ferebee as a statesman made
a poor showing, and he is now making
a worse showing by aiding or abetting
an effort to cover his own failures by
trying to discredit some one else. Sena
tor Ferebee should be a better sport
than that. While in Raleigh last winter
he gained something of a reputatior
as a sport and he shouldn't forfeit his
sporty reputation.
DR. HENING FINALLY
YIELDS TO BIG CALL
Gives Up Elizabeth City Pastorate Tc
Direct Southern Baptist $75,
000,000 Campaign
The call was too strong and the op
portunity for great usefulness too
great; Dr. B. C. Hening, pastor of the
IJirst Baptist Church of this city will
direct the $75,000,000 missionary drive
soon to be launched by the Southern
Baptist denomination. Dr. Hening for
mally tendered his resignation to the
church here this week and left Wednes
day for Nashville, Tenn. where he will
begin to plan the big campaign.
Dr. Hening's resignation came as n
shock to his congregation in this city.
That First Baptist Church crowd al
ways did love their pastors; they lovetf
Hening not less than they loved John
F. Vines and they were proud of him.
Dr. Hening is a great citizen and a
great leader. An while the church
here gives him up wit hmany keen re
grets, the members 'generally can not
hold a' big man when there is a cai:
for bigger service.
The First Baptist church is seeking
a new pastor to succeed Dr. Hening.
JUNIORS AT WEEKS VI LLE
At the district meeting of the Junior
Order held at Salem church near
Weeksville on Saturday, July 5, a big
crowd was in attendance, including
delegates from all the surrounding
counties, and those who were there are
enthusiastic in their appreciation of
the hospitality of the -people of lower
Pasquotank, as shown by the splendid
lunch served by the ladies of that sec
tion on the cool, shady Salem church
ground.
The principal address of the day was
delivered by Col. A. C. Davis, a prom
inent attorney of Goldsboro. A busi
ness meeting was held that night at the
Weeksville lodge room of the Order
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