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ELIZABETH CITY, N. C, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 26. 1901. V Of Ti e Condition of The First National Bank At Elizabeth City, in the State of N. C. At the ( lost- of Business Dec. 10, 1901. RESOURCES. Loans and Discounts fi;8.q- ?6 Ovcrdra t-ecured and uns- ured U. Hoods t 2,4 6.00 ;n 1 k n 2 ' I ) 'hi 34 K- 77 9,000 1 iS, h 2 1 287.09 20,209. 18 1,64482 1,71 1. 00 108.68 ecnre cir- dilation pi em: tun ' n V. . Ponds . ... 1 etc. Ban - 11 j Him ! j- ti-n .aire and r ixtui s Due hum Vi onal Banks 1 not !; - . Agent s ) Due f -ni State Luuks am i Ban kf.s Due li m A; proved Re- Chei s and oilier f'ash Non- of other National I ; 1 1 k S rra ' una! Paper 'urren cy, Nickels and (.cuts. Lou fii M fn y Jt 'Serve vi Bunk 1 iz: rpecie 21 35 x ) ecal teuder Not s 6 700 00 ) 8,835 .oo Kedt. in pi ion Fn ud w 1 th 1. S 1'itas'r (5 per cent of calculation) 2.500 00 Total $3o779.5 TJA BJLlTIlsS. Cap' 1" vt- ; j. 1 : d in -0.0 0,00 Si.': -hi. to ' i 2 ,ooo 00 UitiiM 1 . ( I i ' s. 1 V. av.o '. ax"s r. e! 10 41 2 41 Na' iiiii : . v .n.j Uttt- -(!;: 50.COO OO Di" .. 1 !' 1 n ka g ad I .in ' 1 . . 6 Divii'.t uc s unpaid 20 00 lud; iii 1 I .c ;" oaiisj su b- it r 1 i tiv i Casiiu-i'.) neews o Ti.es tamd- 393 49 T. ' oS tU Notea ' ii bills redis lu u u led. ToTAu lif3io 779 50 I. v. T O'd, CasMer of tbe above nam v - ' : i w .' o fiir.i'iv sar :iat tin :i iiu' a'-Mient is 1 ; the best ol in . k.uow .e i.; ; aud -...' 1 VV. T. Ml.i , Cash:er. S '-scribed and .wO' n to beioie me th s ibiii dav of iec k-oi. GKU. B. L'KSiLVON, Notary l u jlic ( lias. H. Robinson, J H "ioia, D. b. ;. lb ad ford. Directors. He Walked. I An insurance officer who claims Ao be the only man in his business C who ever talked business to J. Pier- Ipont Morgan remarked the other Ray: ''1 could more easily see the hundred hardest men in San Pran k'isco than do it asrain. Never mind Sow I did it. I walked in 011 Mor- j'gan at the office one day and stated my business. "'How did you get in here? said " 'I walked in said T. 1 1 " 'Well, walk out,' said he. "1 did." Leap Years In This Century. The twentieth century will have the greatest number of leap years possible for a century aamely, twenty-five. The year 1904 will be the first one, then every fourth year after thai up to and including the year 2000. February will three times have five Sundays in l$'2Qt 1948 and 1976. Really Very Simple. "Teacher says that ooref can't be compared," said the little one. "Can it?" asked her mother. "Why, of course," was the reply. "Positive, boom; comparative, boom er; superlative, boomerang." "Correct." said iier father prompt lv. Chicago Post. i The Naked Truth. It was an extremely formal wed ding. "I didn't see vou there," said I to Love later. "No," said Love; "I wasn't dress ed for it." New York Sun. Entirely Willing. John L. Sullivan was in the North station the other day and, seeing a little Irish baggage man coming along with a bicycle, squared off at him with that easy humor for which he is noted. The little chap, who didn't weigh over 135 pounds, put tip his free hand. "Wait on a bit," he said, "till Oi lean me bicycle against the rail." John L. was so tickled he tipped hiinl- l-i ics Vi o.a A ond ma red. Then he "V-J. lllO UVUU - told the pygmy who he was. Bos- j von Journal. Edaeaw four Bowels With Cascarta . Can?..- 'Jatharttc, cure constipation forever, toe. 25c" ft 2 C. C, tail, druggists refund money. WOMAN IN THEh(LONDIKL Just at dark we made a landing ?n the banks of the Yukon, directly ia front of the little town of Daw eon, and, pitching our tents in the snow, we camped for the night un der our first shelter even of tent for ten days. All were so pieased and happy that good fortune had enabled us to escape the perils which threatened, as well as the danger of an ice block in the river, that the men proposed a celebration of their good fortune. Thev were going up town, but I told them it was not right to leave me alone the first night in a strange place and that if they would remain in camp I would pay for enough for them to drink and have their celebration in their tents. To this they agreed, and one of them went to the town and shortly returned, stating that whisky, Canadian case goods, was $10 a quart. I sent him back and purchased a couple of bottles, which the men drank without becoming boisterous. I then went to my war sack, and, taking out my guitar, which I had carried over the sum mit, we sat on the ground around the little tent stove and all joined in singing the songs of home. Emma L. Kelly in Lippincott's Magazine. Got a Big Pearl With His Oysters. Morgan H. Morgan, file clerk in the office of the clerk of the circuit court, in company with several friends, lunched in a restaurant at Clark and Randolph streets, and, among other things, the entire par ty partook of fried oysters. Mor gan picked out a large, juicy one and wras beginning to eat it with a relish when his teeth grated on a hard substance. He removed the object from his motb and was about to tell the waiter that he had not ordered the oysters to be seasoned with gravel when his attention was attracted by the reflection of the light upon the object he had thrown on the ta ble. Investigation showed that it was a pearl of good size. Morgan put the pearl in his pock et and after leaving the restaurant icnt to the office of a lapidary in' the Champlain building, where he was offered $14 for the gem. He took the money. Chicago Inter Ocean. Our Excess of Men. Whatever differences Dame Na ture may have intended between the spheres of influence of men and wo men, she evidently intended that numerically at least the two sexes should stand on nearly the same footing. The world over, except where recognizable and what might be called artificial causes interfere, the male and female elements of the population are about equal. Curiosity, not to say astonish ment, is excited, therefore, by a re cent announcement of the census bureau. The enumeration of 1900 shows that there are more men and boys than women and girls in this country and that the difference ex ceeds 1,800,000 in a population of 70,303,387. The excess appears more distinctly perhaps when it is said that there are 512 males and only 488 females in every thousand people in the United States. Chi cago Tribune. Sixty Dollar Overcoats For Soldiers. Just at present a buffalo overcoat is a very scarce article, and yet the humblest of Uncle Sam's soldier boys may have one of these highly prized garments for the asking. All he has to do is to include the item in his requisition for supplies, and the coat will be issued to him, al- though it will stdl belong to the government, and ii he loses or de stroys he must pay $60 for his carelessness. The coats in the possession of the war department are relics of the days when no man living in the northwest was thought to be prop erly equipped without a buffalo coat. All of them have been worn, but they are still in fair condition and are issued annually to those soldiers who may want them. Minneapolis Journal. Sepia. The familiar brown pigment known as sepia is the product of a ten armed cuttlefish found in all European watet and common in the Mediterranean. The Ssh Is of a whity brown color, with red spots, and possesses a sac containing a dark liquid having an extremely higb coloring power. When the animal de sires to conceal its movements or es cape from a dangerous enemy.lt squirts this liquid in the surrounding sea water. FOR SHUFFLING CAHDS. A card shuffling machine lias been invented by R. P. Bellows of Cleve land. It should make business poor for crooked card players. The de vice is complicated, yet simple in its action. The shuffling machine is a metal box about 12 inches high, 3 inches wide and 6 inches from front to back. All the mechanism is inside. The cards are dropped in at the top and rest on a tiny shelf. Below this there are five small fingers, one on each of five thin steel blades ex tending across the full width of the machine. When a shutter on the front is dropped, the shelf falls and the cards drop upon the blades and are separated into five little irregu lar bunches by the fingers. The blades separate, and one by one cards drop from the various hunches into a receptacle at the bottom, the drop being regulated by a clock work mechanism. There is now way of telling:where any particular card will be found in the pack after they are shuffled. The same card, placed on the top of the pack, will rarely br found twice in the same place aiter the shuffle. Chicago Inter Ocean. Sulphuric Acid For Snake Bites. Those who fear snakes or live where snakes are found will find comfort in the assurance of Dr. John H. Henry of Montgomery that sulphuric acid is a specific. Dr. Henry says: "The poison of animals and snakes is intensely alkaline, and sulphuric acid taken internally and injected hypodermically, diluted or pure, in the fang puncture immediately kills the poison. This discovery was giv en by a gentleman who says he has been bitten by snakes and insects over a hundred times. This gentle man takes delight in keeping snakes in his room running all about. Six weeks ago he was bitten in the foot by his big rattler. II? immediately used hypodermically the acid, and it did not swell or give him any trou ble. He says he fears no poison of animal, snake or insect bites if he has his acid with him:" New York Times. Fiddles Without Hands. In Atlanta, a small town in Illi nois, lives Frank Clawson, a fiddler whose chief bid for fame lies 'in the fact that he is without hands. Sev eral years ago he wras caught in a blizzard, and both hands were so badly frozen that they were ampu tated at the wrist. Being some what of a mechanical genius, he evolved a contrivance out of heavy wire which enabled him to wield the bow. The matter of fingering was more difficult, but by hard prac tice he trained the stump of his left hand to make the necessary shifts from one string to another and from position to position. With the fiddle held in place by his chin and knees and with the help of his fmgerless arms Clawson manages to play the old time airs with nearly; as much success as formerly. An Unfinished Sentence. Shortly after President Eoose velt entered the White House a pol itician called upon him with refer ence to appointments. After the preliminary expressions of high es teem, unbounded admiration and eternal loyalty he began to disclose his business. " "I want to speak to you about Mr. Blank, who hold;- a small office down in my district" The politician didn't finish his sentence. "What V exclaimed Roose velt, interrupting him. "Is that in- i fernal scoundrel still in that place? I had some knowledge of him when I was a civil service commissioner' The politician acknowledged that Mr. Blank was still there and then turned the subject. Two Quarrelsome Women. A novel method of suppressing two quarrelsome women has just been adopted in Wilkesbarre, Pa. Day after day they quarreled over their back fence, and their scold ings so annoved the neighbors that a sixteen foot fence has been erect ed between their houses. It was put up the other night by masked men . i.,l Vn if i and a warning was posieu ! should not be torn down. The . women were unable to see each oth 1 er but thev found a hole in the I fence and made remarks through j that Then a committee waited on : them and said if they quarreled any ! more they would be driven out ol I town. J Bring us your job work. A LITTLE N0NSENSL Dead Johnny's Sister After All Hit Christmas Presents. Missionaries to faroff lands, and especially those who have labored among people whose principal arti cle of diet is rice, are apt to refer to their lukewarm converts as "rice Christians," because the converts so termed care much more for the ma terial than the spiritual food that the missionaries dispense. Some thing of the same spirit animates Christians, young and old, in this corner of the world, particularly at holiday time, and among the youn ger element wh.n Christmas trees and gifts are in order. The story told recently by a Sunday schaol teacher is an illustration. A couple of weeks before Christ mas one of the small boys in this teacher's class contracted pneumo nia and died. He was much be loved, and his death was felt by his classmates and the workers in the school. His name was on the list for a handsome gift at Christmas, and the superintendent of the school decided that it would be a graceful thing, and the boy's family would doubtless appreciate the act, if the gift set apart for the boy were sent to his home, to be given to a youn ger brother or disposed of as his par ents thought fit. When the gift distribution was in progress, a sis ter of the little fellow, also an at tendant at the school, was asked to take his gift home. She received it in silence and stood around with an expectant air. At last the teacher remarked: "What is it you are wait ing for, Lucy? You have received your gifts and Johnny's also." "Yes'm, I know; but doesn't Johnny get a box of candy too?" Johnny's sister got the candy. Brooklyn Eagle. Too Much Faith. So the glasses don't help your eves at all?T? " "Not a bit. And the fellow that sold 'em to me told me thev surely would." "And you believed him ?" 'Of course I believed him. What do you think I'd better do about the matter?" "Oh, there ain't anything to do about the glasses you've got, but be fore you buy any more you'd better take the faith cure' Chicago Post. The Way to a Woman's Heart. First Tramp Why, 'ow did she come to give you so much as a shil- ;in' r Second Tramp She arst me 'ow old I wuz, and I told her I wuz old enough to be her grandfarver. Pure Sympathy. "That Mr. Berrien you introduc ed me to is a very sympathetic man." "Think so?" "Yes, indeed. I was telling him about a neighbor of mine who is dangerously ill, and he said he'd call right away and leave his card ' "Yes, Mr. Berrien i- an undertak er, you know." Philadelphia North American. Alluring. Charlev. dear." said voung Mrs. Torkins, "I wish you would let me go where the bookmakers are." Into the betting ring?" "Yes. 1 saw it from a distance. The way those people -.ire hustling and jamming one another makes me think that there must be some splen did bargains there. Washington Star. Her New Recipe. Mrs. BrowrJey-Boorgs Mary, the sal id was particularly delicious to night. What did vou use in if? ary I used ihem new kind o valler cabbages that Mr. John fent home, mum. Mrs. B.-B. (faintly) Heavens, those were chrysanthemums 1 Chi cago News. 1 ' Kodol Dyspepsia Core Dig to what you I a f.ej. eea f Patten --re A . ,c TmBfts DtPixritvrSroRt. Peerless mas Offer. The Two Best Magazines for the Home, all for $120. 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