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HpHE ENERGY of the nation now has
JL full play. Business is leaping with
bounds; there is so much to be done for
those at home and those abroad.
War stripped us down to necessities;
swept away our reserve supplies; taxed
factory, mine and farm.
Now we must supply not only our cus
tomary wants, but we must again store up
our normal reserves, while helping rebuild
There-must be no paralysis of produc
tion; confidence between capital and labor
must prevail; constructive co-operation
must rule; the world's supplies mast be
The new American spirit, the spirit of
Service, must govern. With this spirit pre
valent we take up our huge task with en
thusiasm. Elizabeth City Ship Yard Company
AT HOME AND ABROAD
A Review and Interpretation of
Current Events as Seen by
fr". W . P -A ? C JJ A T.
UP THE HILL On August 19
AND DOWN AGAIN "spread out fan-
ed over a wide stretch of country
south of the Rio Grande, United States
avalry troops aided by air men as
arats", began the invasion of Mexico to
punish Mexican bandits for holding two
American aviators for $15,000 ransom.
August 2i "the cavalry troops were
ing their way back to the Bio Grande
ibrough a driving rain after an unsuc
ssful campaign." The reason given for
fte withdrawal of the troops is that rain
storms had obliteratd the trails. It is
jjso said that the cavalry encountered
-arranza's soldiers, who doubtless are
are hostile to Americans than to the
feican bandits. The expedition is
Ascribed as unsuccessful!! since though
'"f Mexicans w ere killed there is lit-
Ue evidence that they were in any way
sponsible for kidnapping the aviators.
ffiam body of bandits escaped seem-
.r behind flio ilioltoi. nf a hnnr! nf
. iuvivv v. " "
"anzistas. They will doubtless be
, gam fte expedition was unsuccessful,
Jc'se like all similiar expeditions it
tan d the Iexicans gave the Mexi
th reSS 3 Dew PPrtunity of rousing
St't C8n people aSainst the United
3Dc to gain favor with the Mexican
y. "luciiug our iroops uui v
VER PRESIDENT'S When the A-
, VETO merican people
' wtermined even tne will of an arbi-
' President will not be allowed to
the'r way- This was shown
' 1 beautifully wlion holi linnws nf
St ? assed the bm to rePeai the
Veto. On A i in it TT I
0 t; 10 rePcal 223 to 101. The vote
te 19e nate on the fcxt day was 5?
Urn,.- , !le the farmers were unani-
- -umuumg tne repeal of tbe JaWj
is n0 0Ss k.j-.i. c, . 4
, ' Senator inhn cv.n-r,n Tr;i.
takn llsSlss'PPi before the vote was
rs:j.in.the S('nate is in point: 'Mr.
Victim. may 1 s"8S0St that it is a
:u preat hardship unon "house-
5tt th6; ' ,notl'or3 f families who must
k ? ilb'cn off earlier to school?
latim 1110 that this is a sort of
in his i lm crazy- If a factry man
bor agree to begin work an
hour earlier, they can do so without
calling upon the governement f :'the
United Staes to pass a law to change
God's time, which is 12 o'clock when
the sun is just above the meridian."
After October 30 the law will be as
dead as Soloman Grundy.
TROUBLE OVER The people of Mass
, SUNDAY achusetts are hav
ing a trouble which may reach North
Carolina some day. All at once the
good old Puritan State wakes up to the
fact that in many towns games of base
ball by local teams are played every
Sunday afternoon. In Catholic commu
nities this has been the rule, and Mass
achusetts is now half Catholic. Many
Protestants also- have .begun, the Sun
day baseball, while the golf player has
made it his chief season. Recently the
League for Sabbath Enforcement Laws
got busy and set about to suppress Sun
day baseball. Very good, said the Attorney-General,
but Sunday golf is just
as much against the law. Then the
squeal came. It is probable that the
Sunday sports will soone be legalized in
that State. And it is to just this con
dition we are drifting towards in North
Carolina. And the automobile is lead
ing the way. It would be an Interest
ing argument that could justify Sunday
automobile joy-rides, "while denying the
poor boy, whose sole worldly possession
in the line of sporting goods is an undi
vided interest in a bat and ball, what
pleasure he could get out of them on
FOOD LAWS Congress has set about
making food laws with "teeth in them."
Shoes and other clothing are counted in.
Thank the Lord. Some sugar has al
ready come into the stores and is selling
at two cents less a pound than a month
ago. The laws promise to do good and
all will welcome decreased prices. But
the Scientific American has an idea that
not all the trouble comes from lack of
laws, that-much of it is due to lack of
work. It is the High Cost of Loafing
that is causing the trouble. It is migh
ty hard to get any one to do an honest
day's work. Yet idlers greet every rail
road train, and spin along the roads in
automobiles. Laborers keep up the fash
ion by striking. How delightful to be
idle for a f aw days and to return to
work "at an increased salary- A week's
work was once any old time on the
farm, six days in the week, from early
morn to dewey eve, with an hour or two
out for dinner. Later a week's w,ork
was 60 hours, then 48, then 44. And
now a 30 hour week is heard of. Ut
terly forgotton are such precepts as,
"Work while it is day, for the night
cometh when no man can work." The
trouble is that with the shorter work
ing hours comes the decreased produc
tion and higher prices. The same re
result follows when men loaf on their
TAMPERING WITH "Agitators
THE NEGROES among the ne
groes have opened a campaign for self
determination for the negroes of all corn
ers of the earth. The agitation is, in
some respects, outand-out-anti-Ameri-can.
"The government is in possession of
a mass of evidence showing the activi
ties of agitators among the negro pop
ulation. It is said by responsible offi
cials that most of the unrest among the
negro population is due to the incendiary
writings and speeches of the agitators."
These are two paragraphs from a
Washington dispatch published last Sun
day. Representative Byrnes of South
Carolina is sure that tfle agitators are
at work among the negroes and trying,
to stir up trouble. He does not fear
that many negroes will follow them, but
he thinks the agitators should be dealt
with. Such an agitator was ratner
roughly handled in Texas last week. He
was a member of the National Associa
tion for the Advancement of Colored
people, an organization with headquar
ters in New York, whose function seems
to be to get fictitious stories of cruelty
to negroes in the South and to retail
them in the North. Now the agent will
have something to tell on his own ac
count, for he got a good drubbing in
a Texas town and as "chief offender"
piad the costs in court. In meantime
the Southern white man and Southern
negro continue friendly.
A clergyman lost his horse on a Sat
urday evening. After hunting' with a
boy until after midnight, he gave up
in despair. The next day, somewhat
dejected at his loss, he went into the
pulpit and took for his text the follow
ing passage from Job: ' "Oh, that I
knew where I might fi" 1 him." .The
boy, supposing the -horse was still the
burden of thought, cried out: "I know
where he is. He's in Deacon Smith'
barn 1" ' " '
"Well-," said one of the cows, "I am
Quite tired out. Quite tired put. I just
want to chew my cud and go to sleep.
But It was a delightful picnic, wasn't
"Yes," said Miss Holstein, known aa
Miss Hannah, "and I believe ,it was
given especially for us."
"Indeed," said another cow known
as Miss Hatty.
"Yes, lots. of, farmers got together
who owned fine cows and $hat is why
some ot js were sold and exchanged.
You see' we have come to. a new home.
Our master sold us, but we were sold
"That's good," said Miss Hatty. "I
always get along well, with you, though
I am not such an affectionate creature.
Td rather give you up than chewing
my cud any day."
' "So would L" said Miss Hannah.
"Did you see all the ice cream they
had at the picnic?" asked Miss Hatty.
"Yes, I did, just gallons and gallons
of it." aaid Miss Hannah.
"Good of us , to help make it," said
"I didn't help make it," said Miss
"Oh yes, you did, you often help to
make ice cream."
"No, I don't," said Miss Hannah, J,I
have never made ice cream. I could
not turn the handle or pack in the
Ice or anything like that," said Miss
Hannah. "I've seen the farmer's boy
doing it, turning around the freezer as
he sat on the back steps.
"And I have never, never helped him.
I don't see how you think I could. You
haven't much sense, Miss Hatty. Could
I turn that crank with my tail, do you
Miss Hatty was grinning, a silly
"My dear Miss Hannah, I didn't say
that you helped freeze the ice cream,
but you do help to make it Don't
you give milk and cream?"
"Yes,"; said Miss Hannah.
"Well, then, use your thinking cap.
"I haven't one," said Miss Hannah.
Tn fact I havgn't a cap at all. I've
never seen the need of it, and no one
has ever given It to me. Sometlmes-
Tve thought I'd like a bonnet with
long, long feathers I could move about
and keep the flies away."
"Oh," said Miss Hatty, "I am a
stupid cow but you are more stupid.
You are very, very stupid."
"I suppose I am," said Miss Hannah,
who didn't seem to mind In the least
being thought stupid.
"What I meant was," said Miss Hat
ty, "that you should have stopped to
think, not really to put on a cap or
a hat, Just to think."
"Oh, I see," said Miss Hannah, her
big eyes looking rather sleepily at Miss
"Well, you admit now you hare
helped with Ice cream, don't you?"
"Yes, I admit it," said Miss Hannah.
"Oh, there were ' so many automo
biles there today, so many rich farm
ers, so many, many excitements. And
the children ran races and some of
them won prizes. I tell you that was
an honorable sort of a picnic for a
cow to be at," said Miss Hatty.
"I didn't know there were honorable
sorts of picnics," said Miss Hannah.
"Well," said Miss Hatty, "I mean it
was a sort of a picnic which was so
flnfe that It was a great honor for any
cow to be there."
"Yes, yes, but then we're superior
cows I've always heard," said Miss
Hannah. "Not that it makes any dif
ference to me."
"It doesn't make much difference to
me," said Miss Hatty, "though I sup
pose It is nice. We see so much of the
world. "We go to county fairs and
"Oh yes," said Miss Hannah, "but
they are all the same. People look at
us, we look at people, but the only
things that are really fun are sleeping,
eating, grazing, chewing our cud, and
whisking the flies away with our
"True," said Miss Hatty, "cows
aren't particular creatures about hav
Books as Companions.
If we thought of books as com
panions and chose them as wejlo other
associates, many a book much in de
mand at the libraries would be left
untouched upon the shelves. And yet
books are companions, and the associa
tion of books is almost as influectla?
In character-molding as association
with people. Choose your book friends
as you would choose other comrades-
Tampering With Nature.
Young Hopeful, who lives in the
suburbs, was very much interested In
the adjustment of the time, and on.
the morning when the clocks had bees
set back an hour awoke his mother.
"Mother, mother," he called from
his little bed, "listen to Mrs. Jones'
chickens! They must have forgotten
to tell them to set their crow back."
. Had Enjoyed Herself.
At a children's party recently five-
year-old Eva, as she was about to take
her leave, approached the hostess and
said: 'Good-by, Mrs. Blank. Manama
told me to be sure and tell you I en
joyed the party ever so awfully"
.Mending Knives and Forks.
To mend a knife or steel fork which
has come out of the handle, fill the hole
with finely powdered resin and hold
the rough end of the knife orfork In
the fire until it becomes hot. Insert
it In the powdered resin and hold it
straight until firmly fixed.
X-Rays on Bugs.
X-rav" apparatus has been Invented
for killing, the tiny parasites that est
small holes In leaf tobacco.
HE WOULD, INDEED
He Darling, ; when you're In my
arms every burden is lifted from mi
like magic. '
She Wait till I've sat here 'for aa
hour or so, youH change your idea.
; Spectacles.' . '
The wordls derived from the1 Latin
"spectaculum," which means " show,
exhibltiori'display for the gratifica
tion of the eye, etc. The word easily
accommodated itself to describe the
glasses invented in the thirteenth cen
tury, some say by a Florentine monk!
named Alessandro di Spina, and oth
ers by Roger Bacon. They surely cre
ated a spectacle for persons long in
flicted with defective sight.
Making Goodness Attractive.
' It Is not always the best people who
are the most popular ; and though pop
ularity Is no safe, standard it counts
for much in a person's scope of use
fulness. If we have good things to
offer let us offer them so attractively
tnat others will be glad to accept;
not so clumsily that what we offer will
be rejected with scorn. If we ' can
make goodness beautiful we make It
beloved. Exchange. , ;
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PENDENT, fill in this blank; pin
: your check or money order for $1.50
to it and try it for a year, it will
make you think and men and wo
men who don't think in these try
ing times are in a fair way to get
crowded off the earth.
Elizabeth City, N,.C.
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- Tom So you asked old Jenks foi
his daughter's hand. What did h
Dick He said: "Take her ani
let me be happy." Boston Transcript.
NO TROUBLE AT ALL
Watson Did you ever put throng)
that freak scheme you had for maklnj
Johnson No, I didn't need tow
Watson How was that?
Johnson -Jt fell through. .
The Woman's Wear Store
yftfr iter's ms&f-
We have just received a large shipment of Georgette
Waists in the lastest styles and effects.
All white, flesh and navy are here in a wide and va
ried assortment of good styles.
Prices $4.98 to $15.00
Come1 in and look them over.
Other New Arrivals
Each day adds to our assortment of new Suits,Coats,
Dresses, Sweaters, etc.
.Let us know your needs, we have the goods.
M. Leigh Sheep Co.
Buick Five-Passenger Touring Car-
THE BUICK Model K-Six-45 is a very capable open car
for five persons, designed to cover the multitude of uses
to which such a car is put. It differs from the big seven
passenger model only in tonneau and chassis length,
possessing the same degree of ruggedness, easy-flowing
power and mechanical excellence.
The tonneau is even more liberally proportioned. The seat is mil
three-passenger capacity, set at a comfortable angle. The sides are
upholstered clear to the doors with the same French pleated leather
used on the cushions and seat backs. Each of the four doors is
equipped with a side pocket for storing small parcels. The instrument
board is illuminated by a dash lamp. Top and side curtains are made
of high grade fabric, the. curtains swinging open with the doors.
Behind the front seat is a very convenient pocket for storing the
side curtains when not in use. ...
When Better Automobiles Are Built BUICK Will Build Them
Auto Gas Engine Works
Elizabeth City, N. C.
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