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N. C. STATE NEWS
A Digest of Everything Worth
Knowing About Old North
State Folks and Things
Labor Day will be observed if "Wjl
mngton by the launching of the 9600-ton
Cranford, the first steel ship completed
at that city. . -
At the annual postmasters convention
held at Wrightsville Beach, H. McL.
Green, postmaster at Wilmington, was
re-elected president of the State Asso
The three women applicants for ' li
cense to practice law in the State were
successful : hi : their recent examination
by the Supfeme-Court. Of a total of 71
applicants, ,59 succeeded in, passing the
We Voiscla for Tlieim
Of all the tires that are made,
why do you suppose we
prefer to sell United States
Because they are made by
the biggest rubber company
in the world. And they know
how to build good tires.
They have choice of ma
terials, they have immense
facilities, they employ many
They can go to greater
lengths in testing, improving
and perfecting the things that
make good tires.
We find it good business to
sell United StatesTires.
And you will find it good
business to buy them. They
are here a tire for every need.
United States Tip
are Gooc3 Ttres
We know Unites States are good tires. That's why we sell them
AUTO SUPPLY & VULCANIZING CO., W. S. Riggs
L. A. ROUNTREE, Sunbury, N. C.
FISKE & CHARLTON, Moyock, N. C
The Radiant Fire
The Heater which furnishes an
abundance of heat at the small
cost of 2 to 3c per hour. Cheaper
than coal or wood, where heat its
used for only a few hours a day.
The Super-Combustion burner
makes the Radiant-Fire posi
Every Heater Guaranteed to Give Satisfaction.
Tine Cjrsis Co.
Elizabeth City Editor
Crosses The Politi
FOR - S A L-E
Sixty five houses and lots on
terms to suit purchaser
Bargains for Home Seekers
C. W. BROWN
A Kfew Way to
(From the News and Observer)
Editor W. O. Saunders, of Elizabeth
City, crossed the political Rubicon and
is an avowed candidate for the Demo
cratic nomination for Congress from
the First North Carolina District. He
is due to make his announcement in
today's issue of his paper, the Indepen
dent, and will with it declare his per
sonal platform, which is largely devoted
to giving reasons why he does now and
henceforth expects to stand on his own
Editor Saunders represented Pasquo
tank county in the last General Assem
bly and his championship of a State child
labor bill met the approval of those most
keenly interested in child welfare. His
bill was turned down by the General As
sembly after a hard fight had been made
for its adoption. Likewise, he was the
champion of the bill for abolishing cap
ital punishment, which also was too pro
gressive for the General Assembly.
Editor Saunders is frankly dubious of
his prospects for election, he says, but
he is going into the race for the good
he can do. In his announcement he points
out that his -three probable opponents,
Congressman John H. Small, Hallet S.
Ward and Clarence R. Pugh, the latter
having been the Republican candidate in
the last race, are all lawyers. Saunders
maintains "that lawyers by training and
necessity must be friendly with big bus
iness while a newspaper man labors
under no such limitations.
Editor Saunders announces his intention
of getting out a complete platform short
ly and promises later to get into action
in the First District. He wants the peo
ple to know just now that he' is a can
didate and that whoever else may get
into the race can count on him.
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Newspaper men are capable o
making great discoveries. The
Beaufort County Record publish
ed at Washington makes the dis
covery that Saunders candidacy
for Congres had been known to
his intimate friends for some
time. The Record published Mr
Saunders announcement in full
last week, preceded by the fol
lowing introduction :-
"The RECORD is just in receipt of
information bringing to light the an
nouncement of Mr. W. O. Saunders, edi
tor of the "Independent", Elizabeth City,
as a candidate for Congress from the
First Congressional District In evi
dence of his sincerety and determina
tion to this end, Mr. Saunders issues a
statement, giving his reasons for enter
ing the .race. This is quite a surprise
to many people in the District, but it
has been known by some of his intimate
friends for. some time."
Judge George W. Conner of the Su
perior Court of, the State, recently de
clared that the juvenile- courts will not
be a success in North Carolina, because
in his opinion they are not sufficiently
severe. . ':; . -J .
Governor Bickett of North Carolina
will attend a conference of Southern gov
ernors to be held at New Orleans, Sept.
8th and 9th to inquire into the high cost
of living problem, and to recommend a
minimum price for cotton.
-A mammoth tobacco factory, to cost is
the neighborhood of $250,000, is under
construction at Rocky Mount by the Chi
na-American Tobacco and Trading Co.,
a corporation already owning large plants
and offices in" New York, Hongkong,
Shanghai and Kobe, Japan.
-Neppie C. Maryland, old colored wo
man of Wilson, died a few days ago at
the age of 106. She was the mother of
17 children, and had ; 61 grandchildren,
85 great grandchildren, 7 great great
grandchildren, and one great great great
The best report of typhoid innocula-
tions yet made-in North Carolina comes
from the 9, central counties in which
the anti-typhoid campaign has just clos
ed. A total of J4,502 people were inno
culated and 969 sanitary closets were
Hon. Carter Glass, Secretary of the
Treasury, and Major General S. L. Fai-
son, a native,"North Carolinian who led
the famous 30th Division when it smash
ed the Hindenburg Line, were the prin
cipal speakers at the State Bankers
Association recently in session at Winston-Salem.
A new concoction whose basic ingre
dient is bay rum, and which is called
"Canadian Soda", is gaining in popular
ity among veteran boozers in central.
North Carolina,. It is alleged to have a
kick like a mule . colt, and is said to
be a sure cure for all forms of melan
Using a single barrel shotgun, John
Darby, colored, '. instantly killed Percy
Mons and seriously wounded Courtney
Lewis in WendelL yake county, a few
days ago. All are negroes. The shoot
ing followed a quarrel over a woman.
Darby was arrested the following day,
and placed in the Wake county jajil.
The State Board of Health, reports
741 cases, of typhoid for the month of
July, and 291 cases for the first half of
August. Statewide efforts to reduce ty
phoid are credited with the decrease.
For July veneral diseases again head the
list of diseases reported with a total of
Two men were killed and ten injured,
four probably fatally in a battle between
police guards and a mob gathered at the
car barns of the Southern Public Utili
ties Company at Charlottes The trouble
grew out of the strike of street car em
ployees which has been in progress in
Charlotte during the past ten days.
Questionnaires mailed to many citizens
by the Raleigh chamber of commerce
asking suggestions as to the betterment
of the city are being returned in large
numbers. Three rates tax, death and
freight are the most important things
to command the attention of the cham
ber, according to practically every ques
In the closing session of the 23rd an
nual convention of the North Carolina
Bankers' Association. Joseph B. Ram
sey of Rocky Mount was chosen presi-
THE chief consideration in the creation of
a cozy, artistic home is the way ' you paint ' S
and decorate it - ;
Let your home reflect your own taste by the
choice of correct and harmonious color effects. But
whatever your needs, be sure to specify Paints that
have proven their worth, because you paint to
protect as well as to beautify..
Have stood the test of time for more than fifty years
and will give you longest service at lowest cost.
No matter the surf ace there la a Pee Gem Paint Product lor
Every Purpose, a number of them you can easily and
economically use yourself.
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Ellizabeth City, N. C
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Contain many beautiful illustration!
of attractively painted homes, show
floor plans, gives specifications and
tells how to select the right colon.
"The Modern Method of Decorating"
This beautifully illustrated book
gwes the latest and best ideas on
the decoration of interior walls and
ceilings. It shows a number of
rooms designed by leading artUts,
giving exact specifications for eb
. taining harmonious color effects witK
Pee Gee FLATKOATT.
Modern Method of Finishing
Wood" If you intend to build or
refinnh your home, this illustrated
booklet will be of great help to you
It contains 20 color plates of finished
wood panels, and gives practical
advice how to take care of your
floors and woodwork.
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"Mrs. Keach Tells How She Got to Know
"Have always feared rats. Lately no
ticed many on inv farm. A neighbor said
lie just got rid of . droves with RAT-
SNAJr . This started me thinking. Tried
RAT-SNAP myself. It killed 17 and
scared the rest away." RAT-SNAP
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$1.00. Sold and guaranteed by CITY
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ot their SPECIAL, SERVICE? FEATURES la
connection with bnilding design and construc
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' THE EIGHTH WONDER
By Ralph Pool
Some goo fish guys full-up with prunes at times would
fain suggest that miracles and such are past with Homer
and the rest, but hist, you 'gents who would proclainrthat
wonders all are done, for here is something very new be-,
neath the sun. One Isaac Seigel, East Side Jew of Little
Old New York, has walked in Congress with a bill that's
caused a bunch of talk from Manayunk to Yokelvilleand
by the Golden Gate, while howls and screeches . rend , the
air jn every graft -bound State. -In, short,r our Jew friend
Siegel's bill would mal.eachj.raerc his
goods the price he jiaid in figures -clear arid brighti
The bird who this year ' marks his shoes at fifteen
bucks a pair, which bought in 1914 cost him two bones
then and there, will spill a mighty whoop of glee when
told he must affix the cost beside the selling price ; I'll say
he'll spread joy nix! The ones who deal in Sunday
clothes and spuds and rocking-chairs are wild to think
they'll have to tell the price they paid for heirs. Both
locally and far away they're working hard to bar the bill
to make them plainly show how generous the are. This
Siegel is the strangest Jew who ever shied at pork. How
can it be that he was raised in little old New York?
yXKsassre Cat K&aXJ ft J
dent of the organization for the ensuing
year. The bankers adopted resolutions
endorsing the League of Nations after
an address on the League by Senator
Actual construction has been started
at New Bern on the hulls of four Steei
wheat and tow ships'. The steel craft
are beine built for use on the Erie ca
nal, between Buffalo and New York city.
Their capacity will be 500 tons to the
shin, and each vessel will tow loaded
barges. The ships will be 150 feet long,
and each equipped wth two 250 horse
When I. W. Parrott's stall in the
Goldsboro city market was robbed sev
eral weeks ago, a check for $20 and
$20 in cash was stolen. A few days ago,
Parrott received a letter . through the
mail, which contained the stolen checiv.
and a $5 bill. He is watching the mails
in hopeful expectancy of soon receiving
the remaining $15.
State Food Administrator Page has
fixed as fair profits for the retailers of
North Carolina, 15 per cent on meat,
sugar and flour, 25 per cent on" other
foodstuffs and 33 1-3 per cent on cloth
ing, shoes and furnishings. A Fair Price
committee will be appointed in each coun
ty to work with the State Food Admin
istrator. - . ' -
Two people are dead and two others
are suffering from painful injuries as the
result of a recent automobile accident on
the High Point-Greensboro boulevard,
while Shube Anthony, an elderly , farmer
of Guilford county is held in jail on a
charge of murder and of driving' a car
while intoxicated. The car in which, the
party was riding and which Antfiony was
driving turned turtle. ,
Spanish influenza will return this win
ter, according to sDr. Rankin, State
health officer, if the germ that causes it
is not worn out in killing people, if we
have no artificial means quarantine or
vaccination for controlling the disease, )
or if it has not already affected all of
the population that is susceptible. ( He
further states that the pneumonia death
rate will probably be exceptionally high
Less than 24 hours after he had Teen
charged with criminally assaulting the
wife of a Franklin county farmer, Wal
ter Tyler, a- 19-jear-old negro, was
lynched by a mob near YoungsviDe. He
was taken from a constable and hanged
from the limb of a tree near the -high
way. Tyler had confessed to the crime,
was committed at 11 o'clock at night,
while the woman's husband was curing
tobacco at a barn 100 yards from the
After a bullet fired by his wife had
passed through his neck, coming out
through the roof of his mouth,, Albert
Conner of New Bern jumped into his au
tomobile and drove himself to a local hos
pital. His condition is described as very
serious. .According to ms -wife's story,
a quarrel over Conner's relations with
another woman led to an altercation, in
the course of which Conner threatened
her life, and Mrs. Conner states that she
shot her husband in self defense.
Advantage of Wings.
Another good thing about the flying
an angel dos is that he never has to
light upon the top of a house and bawl
for somebody, to help him down. Dal
"That Fish Story
i ' V
cannot be questioned by
good natured friends if
you back it up with one
of our KODAKS.
Youi 'few .days in the
.woods may be lived again
this .winter by your cozy
hearth-fire if you have a
snap shot of each day to
bring back the scenes.
4 KODAK STORES 4
Norfolk and Richmond
Dr. Wm. Parker
317 Hinton Building
Elizabeth City, N. C.
Aug. 8 13t
A Want Ad in this newspaper
gets the desired results.
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