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ailure of Ferebee Highway
nent Improvement or Koad oetween
Elizabeth City and Woodville
rj-e Pasquotank Highway
Commission is about to face a
dilemma which it had not antic
ipated. The failure of the Fere-,
bee Highway project will mean
that Pasquotank county will be
confronted with the problem of
building a permanent road be
tween Elizabeth City and the
Perquimans county line at
Woodville. If Pasquotank does
ll0t build this road she .will be
criticised. If Pasquotank does
build this road it will probably
forever destroy the prospects
for a district highway from Al
bemarle Sound to the Virginia
Line via Elizabeth City.
In its road building program Pas-
miotar.x nau nui v-ui.v.
EUzalth City and the Perquimans line.
T1e Ferebee District Highway Act
wa supposed to take care of that and
Pasiuotink would spend her approp-riatio:'-
on other roads.
g... t ere no pruua.uiiii; "-1
Dtric;: Highway will be built under
the ferebee Bill. It costs money to
bui'.-i roads. The Ferebee Bill does not
provi.l? the money. To begin with, it
provijea for an issue of only $500,000
in bonds. But the bill didn't provide
a tar. levy sufficient to take care of that
amount of bonds. The District Com
rrTssloa has not been able to get a bid
or rrore than $250,000 of its bonds.
Ar.I i: hasn't sold that $250,000 yet,
since no sale can be considered com
pete until the money is in hand.
Bu: suwose the, $250,000 is paid in?
XiTe t-roposed road will cost $1,500,
0."' uceording to the estimate of the
Ovrtiaa of the State Highway Com
mission. With only $250,000 to work
wi - r'ne District Highway Commis
sion can not make application for more
ij.r. S250.OO0 of State and Federal Aid.
Xovr: if the District Highway Com
r. on gets $250,000 from its bonds
afer if it gets then $250,000 State. and
Fp.ftp.poi it wu have only $500.-
000 with which to build a $1,500,000
Th is no way in the world the
commission can stretch that $500,000
to do three times $500,000 worth of road
wTdinsr. It has been suggested that
tbe Commission go ahead witn wnax
it can get and build as much of the
road as can be built with $500,000. But
ti-i newspaper does not believe that
th five counties in the district will
ta-d for that. Where would the
mo-ev be spent? Spend it in Pasquo
tak and the counties of Chowan, Per
quimans. Camden and Currituck prob
abiv would get out an injunction to
restrain the commission from any such
foll y. Build a part of the road in any
countv without assurance of complet
ing tt road thru the other counties,
aA those counties not immediately
benefitted would make themselves
And so here is the situation clearly
-a-d The Ferebee District High
wav will not be built under the pres--r-
Ferebee Bill. Another session of
,v.t o-nal Assembly will have to
- .r..- a-ound to enable Senator Ferebee
i.-,; -is Ieo-ai advisers to improve upon
Vr.eii- original effort.
Du-. ir. meantime Pasquotank wil
vrr-ri to build her own roads, as far
- can build with her present ap
i r -ri.tion of $500,000. The question
which will presently confront the Pas-ouo:.u-.k
Highway Commission will be
v.; ,-; a.. to builld the road from Eliz-r-irv
to Per-iuimans, which is the
Pasiuotank link of the proposed Dis
trict Highway? If Pasquotank biulds
tr ; will Pasquotank tax payers
come in on another district highway
project? It is not hard to answer this
ousuon. since Pasquotank will have
to d3lv four sevenths of the cost oi
such a project under the Ferebee plan.
This newspaper is . frank to. advise
the several counties embraced in the
Northeastern North Carolina Highway
District to bestir themselves, and look
to their own road building, not bank
ing too much upon a district develop
ment that now seems far in the future.
NOTICE TO STREET LIGHTING
Sealed bids will be received by the
City Manager of Elizabeth City, N. C.
ma: 12 Noon, Tuesday, July 29th, 1919
tor the street lighting of the City on
a one, three or five year contract.
Eidder must state price per lamp and
candle power which be agrees to main
tain for each style of lamp.
The right is reserved to reject any
r all bids. . '
July 17th. 1919.
FRED W. SIMONDS,
cJyl3-it. City Manager.
"THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS"
The only official and authentic
tpeatise of The League of Nation, a
book of 192 pages, large type. 50c per
cPy. By mail 4c extra for. postage.
SuPPliad bv THE INDEPENDENT
El,abeth City, N. C. upon receipt of
Act May Delay Perma-
STARTS A PRESIDENTIAL
BOOM FOR JO. DANIELS
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Former Elizabeth City Man, Now on
The Pacific Coast, Boosting Sec
retary of Navy for Presidency
Edmund Alexander, for many years
a resident of Elizabeth, but now Dis
trict Manager of the Pacific Mutual
Life Insurance Co., at Santa Barbara,
Calif, has started a presidential boom
for Josephus Daniels, on the Pacific
Geo. A. Cox of this city has recently
received marked copies . of Pacific,
Coast papers containing evidence of
Mr. Alexander's activities in behalf of
the Secretary of the Navy. Mr. Alex
gander was in the University of North
Carolina with Mr. Daniels and has fol
lowed his career wtih increasing admir
ation ever since. Se says Josephus
Daniels is the biggest, sanest figure in
American public life to-day.
A SOLDIER WHO REALLY
LIKED SERVICE OVERSEAS
.inVinnv Snowden Doesn't Talk' Like
Most of The Boys Who Have
Come Back from Franc
This newspaper has discovered one
soldier back from the European wai
who really enjoyed his experience and
is ready to enlist and go to it again
if his country calls. He is Johnny
Snowden, a son of Mr. and Mrs. A. B
Snowden, of Maple, Currituck County
Johnny has just come marching home
after two years service as a Military
Policeman with the Rainbow Division
Private Snowden was in at least f oui
big engagements and never got a
scratch. Only once during tne iwi
vpars overseas did he get sick. The
company physician gave him about t
pint of castor oil to dnnK. lie poureu
the castor oil on the ground and de
cided not to.be sick.
TvQto snowden does not agree wiin
so many soldiers who say the Frencn
oany soldiers wn say the French
immofal, dirty and grafting. .e
says if the poor people over there are
dirtv and wear wooden shoes it is be
cause they work three times as hard
as the lowliest Negro field hands ir
America. He says little girls 14 years
old and old women bent and gray dc
the work of strong men in France.
He says if French shop keepers over
charged American soldiers, it was
largely because American soldiers im
posed upon the French shop keepers
He says it was a common thing foi
soldiers entering a village for the first
time to plunder all of the stores and
rob the rabbit coops. As a member ol
the Military Police, he says he was
dealing with such situations all the
But Private Snowden doesn't so much
blame the soldiers for pillaging. He
5hts their delinquencies largely
to uniquitious court martial system. He
says that soldiers were court martialed
, trivial offense and usually
lur evcij " - , ,
tried before some lieutenant who- fined
them an amount equal to two muuE
tv,oir r,av. This kept the soldier
broke and a soldier without a cent oi
spending money is easily a recmess
ir-snonsible fellow when on leave.
Asked what became, ox tne uj
received from the fines imposed oy mc
Lieutenants, Private Snowden said he
didnt know. And the fact that no one
seemed to know made the soldiers al
the more bitter.
THE LYNCHING RECORD FOR
FIRST SIX MONTHS OF 191S
According to the records kept by the
Department of Records and Research
of the Tuskegee Institute, Monroe N
Work, in charge, there have been in the
first 6 months of 1919, 28 lynchings
This is 7 less than the number of 35
for the first six months of 19,18, and
more than the number of 1 for the
first 6 months of 1917.
Of these lynched 25 were Negroes
and 3 were white. Seven of those pul
to death, were charged with the crime
of rape. One woman is reported tc
The states in which lynchings oc
curred and the number for each state
are as follows: Alabama, 3; Arkansas
2: Georgia, 3; Louisiana
a'. Twiasiasinni. 7: Missouri, 1; North
Carolina, 2: South Carolina, 1; Texas.
W. D. COX RE-ELECTED
r'T.itiirk County Board of Edu
tirm met the first Monday in July
and re-elected W. D. Cox Superin-
with the Board of Coun
, Cnimnia Tne DUiuu
JUlin t!sa,w. . -
ty oCmmissioners com Dineu iuc
of County Superintenuent ui.
r,,, p0ntiv created by the legis-
V V CilAI , , . .
lature, with that of Superintendent of
rr,y, institute whi6h was so success
..n .tAd bv Mrs. T. E. Johnston,
of Salisbury, and Mr. M. B. Dry. of
oioaed Friday. The at-
tendance at the institute was great
considering the number of local teach
ers who are away at various summer
HERE then is a Saunders' Phrt
useful citizsns, H. G. Kramer, r-resiaent
i i .x iL. o :
commerce ana uasnier i me vj v
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idem ot uroup I ot ine nonn wi
Committeemen of the state organization
presidency of that association.
TICKS ARE KILLING OFF ;
FOREMAN BROS. HERD f
Aberdeen Angus Cattle Brought to this '
City From Texas to Start Stock ;
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Iieru Ul iiucrueeii iiugus vanie w iuvii (
the Foreman Bros. Stock Farm brought
to this rltv from Texas last rail. JNine
have died, including the best bull in '
the herd and it is feared that 85 to
i , j 1 i 4.y. o
90 per cent of the herd will be wiped
out by the disease. ,
There were 91 animals in the ori-
ginaL herd; a number of calves this
i u u n mo .
The cattle were bought as tick im-
Lvi.-, tv. '
!inoemai -Blx-iSy. government agenta-
j'oremani.jsrqsoy-- goyeriuneiii, - t.&viuii
who superintended the purchase fori
wo superjntended the purchase for j
them. But if immune to ticks in Texas .
they are not immune to the free range
tick of this particular corner or tne .
-.t Li- I
Old North State.
The Foreman Bros, have had great
plans for a stock rarm at .KiizaDein
City They own several thousand acres '
of cutover woodland just beyond the
, j I
nlans for a stock farm at Elizabeth
city limits and they purposed to es
tablish a pretentious stock and dairy
farm on this property. What effect
their present experience will have on
their plans remains to be seen; but it
is certain they do not feel encourage
ment. You just can't raise blooded
live stock in a tick infested free range
60 AND GOING STRONG
Capt. John Sawyer, , about 60 years
old, was convicted of immoral relations
with Ethel Parker, who gives her age
as 16 years, in police court Tuesday
morning. Sawyer was . given 3 months
on the roads, and the girl was sent to
a reformatory for one year. Sawyer
noted an appeal, and was placed under
$100 bond for his appearance at the
next term of Superior Court.
PLAN TO TEACH WHOLE
TOWN HOW TO SWIM
Secretary V. R. Gilmore of the local
T. M. C A. will launch a campaign to
teach everybody in Elizabeth City how
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IU isvvnu uumib '-' ' o --
Monday, July 21, Health authorities
and physical culture, experts every
where agree that swimming is one ol
the very best ways for people to take
exercise, since it brings into play every
musele in the body, but not strenuous
ly enough to tire the swimmer unduly
The water wings method will be used;
this beinK. as Secretary Gilmore points
out, the most satisfactory way to teach
beginners how to swim. As soon as the
novice learns the rudiments of the
water sport, the water wings will be
taken away from him, Thus the dan
ger of too much dependence upon the
latter will be eliminated.
Mrs. Gilmore will have charge of
the eirls. and the swimmers-to-be will
line up in the water, while the direct
ors will stand upon the bank with
lone, rubber-tipped poles, will instruct
them how to proceed to swim. When
one 'of the student swimmers makes .?
mistake, he will be tapped with the
director's pole, and the proper sort of
motion explained to him. Since there
are many persons young and old In this
city who have not learned to swim.
these free lessons by experts are ex
pected to draw large crowds to the
RETURNS TO CIVIL J.1FE
H. C. Forehand, of South Mills, is
home again after two years at Lang
ley Aviation Field as Road and Sewer
Engineer for the Department of Mili
tary Aeronautics. Mr. Forehand will
resume the practice of civil Engineer
ing, giving especial attention to farm
. . . ' -l.il ri. old was writing locals, sticking "type
photo, ISSlV .T'SLl earnlu Dap M.Th. OV NorQ.
ot xne biihihu w..-....
x. True no. Mr. Kramer is Pres
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d,.!..,.! AiiAriatian and is Executive
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for this district. He is in line for the
NOT 50 CTS. DIFFERENCE
IN HIS CHOICE OF WIVES
Senator James McNider of Perquimans
Tells a Remarkable Story of
Love in His County I
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T -r HT."NTi1. tf XTtT-f ffrr I
i fn.'tkia ctnrv and it must be I
vouuiwro iui ; i
so. Mr. McNider says a certain deni-1
of Jerauunans uu. v"
tained license from the , Register
Deeds of that county, towed a certain
rj V.Q f rnnntv. towed a certain I
female of his cnoice. ,
A day 'or two after securing .the
license, the man returned to the. office
of the Register of Deeds and wanted
to know ii tne itegisiei uj. xccuo v.-
change the name- of the woman in the
license. He had decided to marry
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Register of Deeds Edwards agreed tjjE INDEPENDENT was established
Register of Deeds
to make the change tor iu cents, xnc
man balked. He couldn't see where he
should pay extra ror a mue uuug
i -i-..i 1 Dictoi- of Tlda was I
tnat. cui nits irs"-'i'- I
firm and refused to give in. The man
, j illlH tVlAO fold- I
stooa arouuu iui a. n."
ed his original license up, put it back
in his pobket and went out, presumably
i u Tman of hia first choice.
to wed the woman of his first choice.
SAYS ELIZABETH CITY
CAN GET GOOD WATER
City Manager Tells Water Company
How To Improve Service With- ,
out Spending a Fortune
In a reoort submitted to the Board
of Aldermen .at a special meeting held
Tuesday night, City Manager Simonds
states that, while. Knobbs Creek water
is not the best in the world, it is the
best available in this locality, and that
by moving the present intake to a point
some 200 feet from Knobbs Creek
bridge, there would be less danger of
pollution from bridge or road.
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Ttie City aainager oeiieves mai tuc
best course to pursue in bettering the
water supply of the city is to have tne
Water Company install a chlorinator
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m place or their present nyi-
dosing tank; put additional baffles in
the present sedimentation tank; which,
by keeping the water in the ank for ,
longer period, would permit the mud to
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settie, mstaii an auuiuima. "-"
, uo rroatr
1 giavci iiilci , ivs &
gravel liner, 10 give
purity and clearness; and put in a
j. ... v hinininiH(!il
ia.uora.iory lor iicnu" v. ..0
examination of the water, so that any
s j.-. immuiia.tilv
Mr. Simonds stated that the present
. . a
pumping system io oumv. -
j... -a, it. itr oni that thp
a. x nmn ir cn Tl niQTIT 1 1 IF
tne ntseus ui inc fc -
water mains are satisfactory. He rec-
ommended that these mains be fre-
mioniiTT Kinnm ont. esneciallv at "dead"
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enas, wnere tne wai uue iwi
arilv circulate freely. In other words,
with adequate facilities for purification,
Simonds believes that lauzaoetn
Citv can have water which the citizens
may drink, with safety, and which will
be relatively free from objectionable
ELIZABETH CITY WOMEN
"SIC" BOYS ON RATS
B. ' o....i. -r. a:j hamu,-.Um uiaue
In intensive wartare on
The local Housewives league uo
enlisted the Boy Scouts of the City
in a campaign to exterminate the rats,
mice and flies which have long been
n .,r,nhoir nuisance and a menace
to the health of the, city. According
to plans formulatea at a recent mf
ing of the League, the boys will be l
. i Mt tails th amounts
of which : wm be decked upon later,
ThA nn thine in the world which
if value, la the active. souL Emerson.
HE IS ELIZABETH CITY'S
ELDEST NEWSPAPER MAN
Might Have .Been Wielding the Pen
To-Day If He Hadn't Gof Hold
Of a Sword in .'61
The oldest newspaper man in';Eliz-
; abeth City is Mr. M. B. Culpepper. You
didn't know that, did you? Mr. Cul
pepper, born Oct. 23, 1848rnow 75 years
State, a weekly journal of the Albe
marle Region, published in ' Elizabeth
City before the Civil "War.
Mr. Culpepper remembers that The
Old North State was a journalistic
power, in its day, but its total pafd
subscription list in the, city amounted
to'less than 100. ' More copies of THE
INDEPENDENT are now sold on the
streets of Elizabeth City every week
say nothing of the paid subscribers oJ
The Old North State was printed on
ttt T. : .Lnv. wwaa The
monMno Viorl not hppn . i n
i.y ocmus miw.u.uu
Vented and the j?aper was not big
enouen to require maciumjijr
ing and mailing," as is required by THE
T-MT-irTTr'Trr"P!'NrT . '
The editor of The Old North State
was General WmVE. Mann, commandei
of the State Militia in this section oi
the State -bounded by the Albemarle
Sound and the Virginia state line, and
then known as the Albemarle Region
to tact this section of the State , was
still tsalied the Albemarle Region wher.
in 1908 THfcJ Lixunmviwrs x m
sisted that the name had lost its his-
torical signincance ana uegsu xxxxxfe
. t.; nnnfho!iiitorn Iorth CarO-
tnis setuun uunuvo.-
Una". And now everybody, including
1711. ;irrliiiiia nalla this sectiOr
&onciiui- rm mBn ,
North Eastern North Carolina. Which
shows that a newspaper does create
..i,ii nnin;nn without the public even
public opinion without the public even
suspecting that it is having its opinions
and traditions upset. Once upon 1
time this newspaper decided to mane
a Colonel of Isaac M. Meekins. ini
r,owonoer beean calling him Col
Meekins and now he is Kaonm
Tt would be interesting to Know murt
about The Old North State and its pub-
lisher. Mr. Culpepper saya . tne
suspended at the outbreak of the Civl.
War and the editor Genl. Mann gath
ered an army 01 uw -p.
counties of Chowan, PfS
quotank, Camden and Currituck. . Mr
Culpepper, then a de vilish roUick mg
tough, stringy hard
ting stripimg o. Roanokc
-rvi nrmv was sent to RoanoKe
o.! u. j .
Island, leaving hzabeth and sec
tion to tne , wu. -
one to iuuv -
I v,:iir, Rfinl. Mann saw the mis-
taKe ana .uuc c, .. flrawll
abeth City to Raleigh in a horse drawn
sulky, to get Permission
Vance to trani 1J aov.
I -mi- v.v. r;t-u- for a. season, inis uov-
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omor Vance consented to ao
This newspaper ism vi -
x-4. v,omo of Genl. Mann, nut mr
i wiiax ucv.- - , , . . -
Culpepper, whose picture . hea as tm.
v.iiman interest sketch, is living
. v,tv and to-day holds down
the registry and money oraer
i ,.n. Txat office. Anu
I fl at U'liranpin I.1LV
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I 1 ' a man of any age in uu-
i mere v firrr
good old town who writes a jnore nrn-.
or beautiful hand tnan m.
I naP at the aace of 75.
i 5 nintii is from
i Tne accompanyins v-
OT,ahot nhoto by W.. O. Saunders
nnvin TO a l)Yx
Our nf town Deople who
come to Elizabeth City for
i .nn nnvp tnpir
"J- alasses made and
I tXTf fTIMstTa L.U11
gted day by Hath-
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wav service, no neea u
I '1 I A T
Wait a WeeK IOr SOU1C Uii
, r alas9es for vou x hav
vr e . j
mV own gnnding Diaill anu
1 , . c.nTv'fhe fflaSSeS
I1UL wut jw o
,.. hnl make and tit
J , nlAn.:ePc I
1 T OTTl fill til ir. U L VjIIIWVV
a lot OI time aS Well aS
lot of middlemen s expenses.
no T n HATHAWAY
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Phone 999 Braatora oiug.
ELstimates Gompileci by Pasqtfotank Highway Ejigi-
heer May Have Effect of "Silencing Advocates of
- Narrow Roads For This County,
North Carolina State Fair Has
Pretentious. Plans For
At the Fifty-eighth ; North Carolina
State. Fair, to be held in Raleigh on
October 20 to 25, the Fair Association
is planning to give away over $1500
in prizes to farmers making the best
display of field and garden crops. One
thousand dollars of this money will be
awarded for county exhibits made un
der the supervision of the county agent
of the Agricultural Extension Service,
or someone else wJio has been author
ized by the County Board , of Commis
sioners.' . "-' ' ;'
As it now stands, at least four coun
ties have signified their-intention of
competing for this prize money. The
additional sum of $500 will be distri
buted in premiums for the best collect
ed agricultural exhibit by any Individ
ual farmer in North Carolina. In this
case, all the products exhibited must
begrown on the exhibitor's own farm
Farmers who are interested in sharing
in the prize , money should communi
cate at once with J. E. Iogue, - Secre
tary of the Fair Association, request
ing a catalog which will give all " of
the necessary information. ;
The North Carolina Agricultural Ex
tension Service is co-operating heartily
with the offlcers of the association in
ah effort to secure creditable exhibits
this fall. Officials of -the State Depart
ment of Agriculture and . State College
will be on hand at the Fair continu
ously during the week in looking after
the agricultural ' exhibits: This in it
self will add much to the educational
value of the Fair.". :"
In addition to the prize money, the
State Fair "also has promised one of
the most - wonderful exhibits ever
brought into North Carolina. This ex
hibit, 'will be put on by the-; Govern-
ment, unaer ine bupbvibiuu m.
partment of Agriculture, the War De
partment and the Navy Department.
xvotmng wit e nffA ;han
value couia possioiy ,
this gigantic display, being as it is a
grapWc illustration of modern warfare
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amount of prize money, is maKing tne
State Fair more interesting this year
than ever before. I
The county winning first prize in its
Ai.ni.v will be awarded $300 in cash;
the second premium is $200; the third In his estimates toaay mr. iS8 u
tne seconu. picmiuiu . I v, iritriiwav flommission not to
siKn- the fourth $100; and the next nve
oil The best farm display will
" ' , iAn. tVlo OPOnd $75- the I
be awarded $100; the second $75, tne
third $50 and the next 11 $25 eacn.
Annn DATTI 17 PI F AN
rUr DUl 1LE. tLLAll
But One Elizabeth City Bottling Plant
Pays' The Price And Has
ThP Elizabeth City Coca-Cola Bott-
ling Works has just installed a remark-
able piece of machinery that should in-
jiuie i)ici.c v
terest consumers or Dottiea ueveiagw.
The new machine automatically wash-
.- onn v.ntt-ioa
es, sterilizes anu imB -
minute. And the machine gets tne
bottles clean, hygienically clean.
The new machinery cost several i special session ui. li? VZ
thousand dollars to install and is thelbly next summer to secure an addi-
last word in bottling sanitation. Btt- tional bond issue to enaoie tne cut
tles arranged on a traveling, chain pass mission to build more miles or per-
thru hundreds of gallons of hot water
. . a c;nf.tnt which
rn:rom:ttanv Tnted into each
i0 Tnoh bottle is then automati-
. j. .1 . niafmoi that seven
eallons of water are injectea
every bottle during its passage thru
the machine. Dirt, flies, bugs, germs
or foreign matter of any kind can noi
escape. The bottles pass directly from
the machine to the bottlers without
having time to pick up more dust or
In a display advertisement in wua
newspaper Mrs. Margaret w""
0wenSj maAager of the EUzabetbCity
Coca Cola Bottling Works extends a
cordial invitation to the public to visit
the plant and see how their goods are
M. LEIGH. SHEEP CO. HOLD
TO ESTABLISHED CUSTOM
M. Leigh Sheep Co. Elizabeth City's
woman's wear store, publishes this
week their final announcement con-
cerning their July Clearance Sale. The
July Clearance Sale is an annual event
a threat -
Willi HUB a.uu
Bnin? Bhortaee of merchandise influ-
ences Mr. Sheep to depart from a cus
tom which has helped so much to popu-lo-wo
Vila Btore with the 'feminine.
VHH0 V -
larize ais biuic
Women seeking bargains in woman's
wear of every description will make no
mistake in taking in the July Clearance
Sale at M. jLeigh Sheep Co. The re-
ductions are genuine. This newspaper
has always found goods and prices at
M. Leigh Sheep's ju as advertised.
Everybody interested ; in good
roads arid almost 'everybody -
everywnere is interested In 'gooq ( i
roads these days 'Will find much uCi-flllf !
of interest in a bunch of esti-
mates that will 'be submitted to
the Pasquotank Highway Com-r
mission today by County Road ;
Engineer Thos. L, Higgh Engi-
Engineer Thos. L. Higgs. Engi-
quotank county can- build her
own roads at $5,000 a : mile less: -
than the same roads would cost' ,
if built by contractors.
Tbe Pasquotank Highway Commis
sion recently rejected bids oh ;nine :
miles of road to be built between Eliz
abeth" City and Weeksville, a distance''
of nine miles. The lowest bid for con
crete was $3.13 a square yard. , The
lowest bid for vitrified brick on a con
crete base was $4.27 . a square yard. r
Engineer Higgs sumbits estimates to-
day to show that. Pasquotank can build
the same roads at $2.85 a square yard
for concrete and $3.10 a square yard
for vitrified brick. . ' ; ;
" But the biggest surprise in Engineer
Higgs' figures Is the difference in the
cost of a 9 foot road and 15 foot road.
A 15 " foot concrete road,, according to
his estimate, will cost $225,883.22 for
the 15 miles, or . $25,092.65 per mile.
A nine -foot concrete road will cost
$188,494.95 for the nine miles, or $20,
910.55 per . mile. ' There isn't a Veryj
considerable difference between . the
cost of the two roads. , .
The type of concrete" road upon
which the estimate is, based is a mon
olithic iconstruction' seven inches thick
in the center, tapering to" five and a
half inches on. each side. ' , '..-J
- The type of brick construction esti
mated calls , for a three inch vitrified ;
brick on a three inch concrete base
and grouted with . cement. - A 15 foot
road of this construction, nine miles
long, will cost $245,516.05, or $27,279.56
n.lln ' A fnnt- maA nf thfl Sfimft
construction . would cost ; $224,599, x : ; '
9 T99 nar miin' TVi ' total ' difieretice-S5rrV;i; ii' ;i ;
in the .cost;?pt";a j
only $20,929.00 or not enougn to Duiia
an additional mile of road. -
If Engineer Higgs' estimates are
found to be correct, (and there is no
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occasion to question them) then the
advocates of nine foot roads in this
,r mo-- finrl thomnA vpsi silenced.
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luuiiu nuu nu iii -.w -
, . . m11aa nf na4l fifteen
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seriously consider nine oot roads of
concrete construction, -ne
ar.nmmni anvthine but
T . ' nfi
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tatingly recommends brick for abrasive
strength, beam strength, all round du-
rability and low cost of upkeep. Jui
recommends brick he speaks
of brick laid on a concrete base, and
filled with a cement binder.
The money from the sale of ; the
$500,000 bond issue is expected to be
avniiahle at an early date and no time
will be lost in getting construction un-
der way. The Highway Commission
does not expect to get more than ten
,.,. -non nuilt this year.
w iwciv -
It will undertake the construction of
I mora miipae-e next year and if they .
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maKe gooa mere ia .
the county win
manent -roaas. ai tu
I of material and labor the commission
will not get very far with its present
fund of $500,000.
NtuRUM ur nrntrnvn mn.xb
kNqwn Q THINGS WANTED
Tne .National Association iui ii
vancement of Colored Peoples, at ite
annual convention recently adopted
ia platrorm ox wnat tne .piegru
j There are nine planks in the platform
i ana nere mey nt.
x. a yoib iui cvcij- '"6'"
woman on the same terms as for white
men and women.
z. An equal cnance to aiuu uk
kind of an education that will enable
the Negro everywhere wisely to use his
3. A fair trial in the courts for al!
crimes of which he Is accused, by judg
es in whose election he has participated
without discrimination because of race.
4. A right to sit upon the Jury whicn
passes juagmeni uyuu
5. Defense against lynching and
burning at the hands otmobs.
6. Equal service on railroad and
1 other miblic carriers. This is to mean
sleeping car service, Pullman service
at the same cost and upon the same
terms as other passengers.
7 Equal right to the use of public
parks, libraries and other community
services for which he is taxed,
8. An eqqual chance for a livelihood
in public and private employment,
9. The abolition of color-hyphena-
tion and the substitution of straight
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