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W. 0. SAUNDERS, Editor
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Entered .. 2nd cl... matter .t the po. of fic. .t Elizabeth City, N. C June 9, 1908
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3, 1919
Goliath The Philosopher
ET'S sav a word in behalf of poor old Goliath of Gath. For
O several thousand .years preachers and sociologists seem to
that illustrious Philistine
1 1 nave siuuiuusijr oiuiuvv. t- &
JredTtfor his reasonable scheme to end war. And yet it is a fact
'hat Goliath, the Philistine, the Giant of Gath proposed a way out
of war that puts the nine months efforts of Orlando, Clemenceau,
Gccrge ond Wilson to shame.
You all know the story of David and Goliath, or think you
do. There were the mighty armies of the Philistines assembled on
a mountain. On another mountain just across the valley were as
sembled the armed hordes of Israel. Both sides were prepared and
ready 'to embark upon a bloody battle. Thousands of men on both
sides were in a fair way to be butchered.
And out walks old man Goliath and says, in effect, "What's
the ite of all this?. We Philistines think we have a right to self
determination and you Jews have an idea that you want our lands,
oir sheep, our cattle and our women, and that your God commands
you to' come over and dispossess us. But what's the use of spilling
. the blood of legions "over this or any other dispute ? Let's simplify
this thing. I'll fight any man you send against me. Pick you out a
man you think equal to me and send him down into the valley. We'll
fight it out and if I get licked my crowd surrenders. If I lick your
man, your side surrenders," - - " "
The book of First Samuel, Chapter 17, verses 8 and 9, tell
us that Goliath "stood and cried unto the armies of Israel, arid said
anto them, Why are ye come out to set your battle in' array? Am
not I a Philistine and ye Servants of Saul ? Choose ye a man for
you, and let him come down to me. If he is able to fight with me,
arid to kill me, then will we be your servants ; but if I prevail against
him, and kill him, then shall ye be our servants and serve us."
Can you suggest a more reasonable way. to end international
disputes? Suppose Hindenburg and Haig, Foch and Pershing had
agreed to settle that European war that way. The world would
have been spared that colossal sacrifice of men, money and morals
tha has bankrupted civilization.
; Oi course the odds were against Goliath. The Jews say he
was nine feet high and bigger than any Jew ever dared to be: Of
course the Jews made him look as big as possible, because he had
them frightened. But the odds were all against Goliath. He was
so big he was in his own way. And then he was all cluttered up
with armor. He had a brass helmet as big as a coal scuttle on his
head. You know that thing made his head ache. He was also
en. umbered by a coat of mail, weighing just about 16 pounds, and
that had chafed and blistered his hide. When cooties and pismires
get inside the blamed thing he couldn't scratch. His arms and legs
were likewise cluttered up with joints of stove pipe and he wore a
brass slate between his shoulders, which must have been as unci-
mi triable as a celluloid collar of the vintage of 1880. And he
had nothing to fight with except an unwieldly sword and a javelin
that must have weighed as much as a crow bar. Against these odds
he met David, a sprightly, sinewy, swift footed little Hebrew shep
herd who knew how to handle a sling and who could beat Goliath to
the bushes in a foott race, because he was burdened with no other
garments than a coatee of sheepskin.
The fact that David took advantage of Goliath's handicaps
and put him out of the running doesn't make Goliath less elorious.
He showed the world how to get away from the fool business of
war. And the world has ignored the lesson entirely in boosting the
stock of David. I have yet to hear a preacher say a good word for
Goliath, the good philosopher.
thousands more m Russia, thousands Vn' the
sailors are ming'in l
is noV being organized in this country to be. sent somewhere over
seas it4 is estimated that bur new military program, now that
President Wilson has made future wars impossible, will cost. us.. i
billion dollars a year. - -
President Wilson is sick
He will be a sicker.: man when
the American people awake to a realization of what h has gotten
The town of Andrews, Cherokee com
1,7 hanrnTinnTil( 'ft SUCCeSS. IMee
4.7 . " ' - . . .
small Negro boys have ; been brought
before this new tribunal, on minor
charges of assault and petty larceny, and
each case, has been wisely and leniently
dealt with. In no instance has it been
found necessary to do more than put
the voune transgressors on probation, .to
wntpr works. fir department, electric -. . ,,i,-ai ffier ht. ttt.at-
.... j.l jr:l td Mirc' . . ' : . pier u?xvc j-.w.-- - .
unaer urc. ncsiucui v"u" I "S"ts ana . other stanaara municipal e(J intervais and give evidence of , good
TO atnena it, means iu icjcu it. equiymcut, m vmai lu ijehavior,
. i y-t'tr ctii i llltmCD FIRF ty- doubtless holds the rccora ior reaiiy
LEAGUE STILL UNDER FIRfc- pffectual prevention among the sub-
t f TvTo; i still "tantfcl towns of the State equipped with
j. LIC o-.ca.gut ui i'"1'"""
IS GOING GOOD I
New Tribunal for Youthf uf Delinquents
" Does Not Make Criminals
After a try-out of a month, Pasquo-
Welfare Preston S.' Vann is chief "pror
bation officer of the Jiii-enAe Covrt.
Violet Highly Prized.
: . The violet was the national flower
of - the " Athenians, ' and the : men of
Athens were frequently, addressed by
their orttors as "Athenians crowned
in violets." The Romans believed the
tank County's Juvenile Court mayjsafe- ;flower had medicinal qnalities, and
i. t, i' biiwpsr. Three I i,.. .... :
Pliny advised ; a "garland of violets
about the forehead would cure head
ache or dizziness. ' i
Another Black Eye
N Omaha, Neb. mob ran amuck Sunday night in, an attempt
to lynch a Aegro accused of assault upon a white woman.
The city was terrorized for hours, thousands of dollars
worth of property was destroyed and Omaho's million dollar court
house was fired by the mob, endangering the lives of scores of in
nocent persons. The mob tried to lynch the Mayor of Omaha for
his bravery in opposing it and finally did succeed in wresting the
Negro from the authorities and lynching him.
Following this wild, barbarous orgy, of fire and blood in
Omaha, Senator John Sharp Williams of Mississippi, speaking from
the floor of the United States Senate Monday, voiced approval of the
conduct of the Omaha mob and declared that the mob was the proper
authority to deal with assailants of women. Not stopping there,
Senator Williams declared that all race clashes are due to outrages
on women, a statement which the Mississippi Senator knows was
as far from hte truth as Wilson's Fourteen Points are far from any
thing in the Covenant of the League of Nations.
This newspaper, speaking for that p'art of the South which
it represents, resents Senator Williams' statements. This newspa
per insists that Senator Williams does not represent the best
thought and spirit of the Southern people. '
Crude, bestial thoughtless, uncultured men like John' Sharp
Williams, elevated to high places in the land, are too often respon
sible for the mob spirit, by giving it their sanction as John Sharp
Williams as done. The very next mob that raises hell in Missis
sippi or anywhere else where Senator Williams' words are read
will conduct their reign of terror with greater freedom because
then: conduct is condoned and applauded by one in the United
Senator Williams has put himself down on a level with Cole
Blease of South Carolina, has forfeited the respect of all truly good
people, and has given the South another black eye.
We Will, All, Be Sick
'HE recruiting agent's tent has become a familiar object on
every puDiic square thruout the length and breadth of
this erstwhile peaceful land, since PriM w;ic- ..o
into that wonderful war to end war And now the army, must hav
more than half a million men, the navy a quarter million and mu
nition plants established to.fupply European War demands must be
J ept going. The recruiting agent is here to stav , : v:
The United States now has thousands of soldiers in Germany,
Mr. Wilson wants just what ne
wants, and will not De satisiiea
with -anything else.
And don't you know that Mr.
Wilson is not the only man in this
country like that. There was a
time, when the price of an article
was given large consideration in
its purchase. But it's not so now.
Men, young men and boys, as a
rule, know just what kind of clo
thing, hats furnishings and shoes
that they want, and they will not
have anything else.
Men and boys, like women and
.... . i
girls, cannot afford to
fire there within the past two years, ac
cording, to a report forwarded to, the
State Insurance Commissioner by the
Town Clerk of Andrews.
ADS TOO LATE TO CLASSIFY
'.. ; Orioles. .
As for myself I am turned contract
tor of bainmock netting for the orioles,
taking my pay In, notes. I throw
sjrings out of the window and they
snap them up at once. They sit in
the cherry trees hard by and war
bl e, "Hurry up I hurry . up I" I never
found out before just what they said.
But If you will listen you will find
that this Is what they first say. A vul
garism, I admit, but native. IowelL
It Isn't absolutely necessary to say
style, in their wearing apparel.
The most interesting case with which
the Juvenile Court has thus far had oe
casion to deal, is that of a' 15-year old
white boy who. was brought before the
tribunal for breaking into a house and
carrying away toots. The boy freely
Jm;ftn ha't Via hot! tnlfan tflf flrtifIfR.
auiiiiitcu . 1
FOR SALE: 35 acre farm 3 1-2 miles stating that he had intended to return
of city, on road leading to Newland; 27, them before the owner returned, and it Mmetlng sI1Iv w, the girl at the cJ
acres uuiuvaicu. w tix-a. was rounu tnai ne nag ueeu running a
DAV?S Hmton BgldgW pOS-? smal1 bicycle "Pair shop for some time, irequlre it mstovaer9 and gIrl
DAVlb, Aimton Hldg. pw."j-and. being a poor boy, was unable to Isn,t paid for listening to senseless
H Alt hH IK, JirJIN I : INinei.V acres OI me. ""J - : I nnnr i int-iiii jmhum
TioT-;a front at- Woolrsville. with house ! of mind made very desirable. - He was
formerly occupied by Mr. Cliff Jjfawyer J placed upon probation for a year, and
as the home. Write W- H. LAMBETH, wa8 warned of the consequences of a
413 Stahlman Building, Nashville, Tenn. repetition Gf the offense, with the result
cua-tt i that mstead of being branded with the
ww c! a t.u! : loir ivml TiW. nod ' stigma of a criminal, he will be encour-
. torn t. ttt I mrd in every way to become a useful
ignore1 tta-duo Tk . xt1t xr. n tna.if n-nH law-abiding citizen. A similar or
-O I nUJJiJO, UlOlilC l-CV.n-t J-t . v
: TORFOLK MARKETS
Norfolk, Oct. 2, i9w
Reported especially for THE tv
PENDENT by Jarvis & Fentre.s X?"
following prices represent aetnni' ,
made to-day: al
Items not quoted were not sold
and ; the Food Administration t1
quotations-mother than actual sales
Frying Chickens 40"
Turkeys, live ' 30c
Boosters, live L
DucTs, live i 206
New Sweet Potatoes 38c
Yellow Barks ' 0
LIVE STOCK PRICES
Norfolk) Va., Oc. 2, lo1fl
The following quotations are acta!
sales made this day by Chas. R. Robert
son Co., wholesale commission me
chants, reported especially for THF tv
Veal Calves 16c to ?
Large Calves i0c to
Fat Sheep 7c
Live Hogs i6e to
! fense in Recorder's Court would pro-
.... . , . ,t e uxt. zhauej. lo acres, o ucmcu auu m oauiy ww
VSiae irom cnardticr, it is "C11 cultivation, two room house, near Gran- Uunc spntpficp. i -.!,
hpet nsQPt n other words' dv. Currituck county, win sen au or
while good clothes do not make
the man, they go a long ways to
ward it. . .' : V - '
W e have not only got what you
want, but we have it .at the low
est possible price. If you are in
need of anything to wear, it is
decidedly to your interest to see
our line before buying elsewhere.
We've got a store brimming
full of everything that is new and
stylish for men, young men and
boys to wear. And we know
that we can save you money.
Come, and see!
C. A. COOKE
Elizabeth City, N. C.
part. Cash or terms. Al.
HOUSE, Grandy, N. C.
FOR SALF-5 pass. Ford Touring Car,
bought neSjCIarch. M. B. SAMPLE,
R. F. D. plizabeth City, N. C. pO-lt
FOR SALESf-"2 houses and lots on Se
cond St. See A. E. BROTHERS, Phone
FOR SALE or RENT: 1 farm; 85
acres; 20 acres in ridge land. Known as
the Jimmy Hall farm. Address J. S.
FORBES Shawboro, N. C, p-03-2t
WANTED: A cheap farm near good
stock range on North side of Albemarle
Sound. Don't want a show place; want
something to make a show out of. Will
not quibble about condition of buildings
if price is right. A. A. COMBS, Gum
Neck, N. C. p-03-4t
Other Classified Ads Will be Found on
E. WOOD- Tt is not the urPse ot ,the Juvenile
p03-3t Court to treat Doys as cruumtuo, i
. ; 1 to make criminals of those whom the
impulsiveness of boyhood may lead into
indiscretion. As . far as is practicable,
the ordinary precedure of the courtroom
is done away with; the boys are not
sworn when placed upon the stand, nor
is anv attempt made to browbeat o I
frighten them. In addition, the Juve
nile Court gives the boy to understand
that he will be justly ans mildly dealt
with, and that shyster lawyers will not
Viuvp nn onnortunitv to work upon a
credulous and ignorant jury to bring
about his undoing. Without being brand
ed a criminal he is made to realize the
consequences of his transgression with
out robbing him of his self-respect by
bringing upon him the shame of a pub
lic trial in the unwholesom atmosphere
of the criminal court. Clerk of the
Court G. R. Little, is judicial officer,
and County Superintendent of Public
Attractive Merchandise Offerings
TAR HEEL BOB
S. GLOVER WINTER
Smart Coats are
Dame Fashion seems to have pleased all womankind
this autumn with her happy choice of styles. And it is
wonderful how the ideas of this ruling dame have been
carried out in our new coats. You'll be sure to enthuse
Coats of Velour, Broadcloth and Plush in all the best
models and colors, with large fur collars and cuffs, splen
A Wonderful Assost
ment of Misses' and
We are very proud indeed
of the complete line of infant's,
children's and misses' coats
that we have for our custo
mers to choose from.
Coats for tiny tots in sizes
from 1 to 6 years; white and
3.98 to 10.00
BABY LENORA, OPERATIC PRIMA DONNA
Children's Coas in plush, ve
lour, velvet and special coat
5.00 to 25.00
Better Known as Tar Heel Bob
You Will Find Our Selections of
Fall Dress Goods Hard to Beat
Tricotines, velours, broadcloths, serges, gabardines
and heavy coatings, in many colors, including the season's
shades which are navy, dark brown, taupe, burgundy and
plum. Also a large, selection of plaids.
Misses coats for the target
girls, sizes 12 to 16 years.
3.98 to 29.00
Assisted by his wife
S. Glover Winter
.50 to 6
Silks in all the popular weaves including Tricolets,
Satins, Crepe de Chines, Georgette Crepes, Crepe Meteors
and Charmeuse in all colors.
YOU WILL BE PLEASED
WITH OUR SWEATERS
Ladies Sweaters in red, navy
brown, turquoise, green in the
popular Slip-over, Tuxedo and
4.50 to 15.00
After 25 years of absence Tar Heel Bob returns to his
home town to 'conduct an evangelistic campaign, at
Court House !
Beginning Tuesday Evening t
r 7, 8:305
Rucker & Sleely Co.
ELIZABETH CITY'S BEST STORE
The boys and girls will like
our Children's Sweaters priced
2.50 to 7.98
in red, navy, oxford, brown and
jj ::, , . ;
i Tar Heel Bob was married last November to one of P
New York's great operatic prima donnas who is a grand
0 niece of Ex-President Hays and the daughter of Dr. Wyatt. 4
Mrs. Askew's last appearance before the public as an
P operatic 'star was in the Kansas City auditorium where
0 she sang to an audience of 12,000 persons.
(J Since becoming the wife of Tar Heel Bob she has re- f
0 nounced the stage and love of the footlights and is now
0 using her wonderful voice in the winning of souls to Christ.