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:rrrT7 : - .' ' i 7 ELIZABETH CITYi N. C. FRIDAY, OCTOBRj A 1919 , - : ' ' V'- NO. 586
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JWo Big U. S. Government Exhibits Alone
Take Up Practically Allof Exhibition Hall
May Have to Use Big Tents
The Elizabeth City Fair will
hel,i just one montn trom io-
,nd with only a month-'left -
nthin which ta work the Fair
V ocation now finds that it has-l-troom
to house aU of the exhi-
bit that will be orougnx tu lc
ai; The Secretary of the As;i
relation is now trying to secure
;he loan of a big tent from the
Chautauqua Association for the
arm machinery exhibits, leaving
the bi exhibition hall for gov
ernment exhibits and home de
Two government exhibits have been
JurwTfor the Elizabeth City Fair.
. ' rh& is Durely educational, show-
in what the government -s.
he farmer. It contains hundreds of
wonderful picture in panels core
of working models of things. It occu
nie, 4 000 feet of floor space and is
L exhibition which has in itself attract
ed reat crowds in the larger cities of
tSe country where it has been shown..
The other government exhibit is of a
ffiilitarv nature and shows, the various
tvre of guns, mortars, rifles hand gre
nades, shrapnel, etc., etc.. used in mod
ern warfare. N
Besides these intensely interesting
o-riiihitc fhre will be an
immense exh2it by the International
TiarrPcter Co.. and exhibits by ?nany
farm machinery, tractor, truck and .au
The farm, home, orchard and dairy
rhihifs this vear promise to be thoroly
' -o;t- nf northeastern North
Carolina. Farm and home demonstra
tion agents in several counties are co
operating to make a real district show
ing of the products of farms and homes.
Larger purses are attracting more and
jitter horse for the races and Secre
Sary H I. Case gives n bis word that
the races at the November Fair will
far excel any ever pulled off in this
section of the state.
In meantime there has been no neglect
nf amusement features. Sibley's Shows,
said to be' even larger and better than
when exhibited here last summer, have
leased the midway and will furnish
amusement a plenty for those who lik
that ide of the fair.
In addition to the Sibley Shows there
will be several new and sensational free
attractions. There will be daily balloon
ascensions, entirely different from any
balloon ascensions ever seen in this rjart
of the country. ;
Other free attractions w31 include
new and marveou8 double -trapeze work
and a 500 foot slide for Jife daily in
front of the grand stand
And one mustn't forget the daylight
fireworks, the first ever shown here
and said to be even more thrilling and
wonderful than fire works at night. Day
light fire-works, costing hundreds of
dollars will be 'shown in front of tfe
grand stand daily.
.There will be five days of the fair:
Tuesdav, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
and Saturday, Nov. 11,-12, 13, 14 and lr.
The volume of advertising car
ried by this newspaper is constantly
increasing. It is not advisable as yet
to increase the size-of this paper. We
are endeavoring to keep it down to
12 pages, which is then the eqniva-
lent of 15 pages of the average home
paper. This means that from week
to week we are compelled, to turn
down advertising copy that come in
as late as Wednesday. Adyertisers
who want space in this newspaper
are urged to get their copy Jno this
office on Monday or Tuesday of the
eek of publication when possible.
. When not possible to do this, kindly
arrange for space to be held for you.
And for the love of Mike, don't ask
us -When do you go to press?" We
wouid never go to press if every ad-
vcrtiser waited until press day to
bring his copy in.-
.',t make exaggerated state
aV.ut my work. Very re-
u-a, f : , results often foUoW me
?orr tion of bad vision by proper
ty fkced gh lees. It does not fol
low thiit bad eyes are responsible
for all ills and that the fitting of
je glasses is a panacea for every
ailment. My especial claim to your
patronagi is based upon my long
esperienee coupled with my unusual
facilities for testing the vision, grind
ing the lenses and fitting the glass
es on the premises. Upon investi
gation you wfll find that I can give
the same service you would expect
to find in a metropolitan city.
DR. J. D. HATHAWAY
rxme 999 Bradford Bldg.
SEE THE RIVERSIDE.
COMMUNITY FAIR .
WEDNESDAY,. -OCT. .14.
DR. HAYWOOD TO ,
Eminent New York 'Evangelist to
be Heard by Elizabeth City
Dr. Oscar Haywood, Evange
list at Large of the Calvary Bap
tist Church pf New York City
will deliver his famous lecture,
"The Criminal and his Makers,
at the Alkrama Theater in this
city at 3 130 o'clock Sunday after
noon, Oct.;i2., No -admission wil
Dr. Haywood is in North Carolina un
der the exclusive direction of the So
ciety for The Abolition of the Death
Penalty. 'He comes to Elizabeth City
thru the influence of W. O. Saunders
whose fight for the abolition of capital
punishment, in the General Assembly -f
North Carolina last winter, attracted
the attention of liberal minded men and
women in all parts of the country.
A great treat is in store for those
who hear Dr. Haywood. He is one of
America's greatest entertainers. J The
News & Observer says of him: "Much
of his lecture is heavy dramatics, and
but for the absence of the footiights it
would have been easy to imagine the
great Richard Mansfield in a heavy
dav will be without charge .a' free will
offering will be taken at the close of
the lecture for the purpose of furthuring
the work of the society under whost
auspices Dr. Haywood is lecturing.
Out of town readers of this news
paper who would like to hear Dr. Hay
wood Sunday will have seats held for
them if application is-made, promptly to
W .O. Saunders. Gallery seats will be
provided ministers, teachers and profes
sional men of the colored race.
Mrs. Bob Askew wfll sing one or more
of her favorite" operatic selections for
the benefit of the' audience that will turn
out Sunday afternoon to hear Dr. Hay
wood. Mrs. Askew consented to be used
on Sunday afternoonJs program, spite ol
the fact that she will stag at a religious
service the same afternoon. Thus an
added treat is in store for those who
attend the meeting in the Alkrama Thea
Snnriav. Mrs. Askew will be accom
panied by S. Glover Winter, pianist.
CO. OFFERING STOCK
Announcement Elsewhere in This News
paper Will Interest all Shippers
, . and Receivers
The Inland Navigation Co., whose
plans for operating a fleet of shallow
draft freight boats in the inland waters
of North Carolina . and Virginia have
k..n -Pvioiislv noted in this newspaper.
are making their first offering of stock
The nroposition of thei Inland Nava
nation Co. as outlined in their advertise
ment in this newspaper should interest
every receiver and shipper of freight
? I .u'nctm -North Carolina and
111 uuiiucaoi" j
should appeal strongly to investors.
The plans of this company, are si
nracticable and the possibilities so un
limited that little difficulty should be en
nmintpred in disposing of every share
r ff nrcil. More than a million
tnn of oerishable freight alone are mo
ved annually in this section and exist-
rail road facilities are entirely inaa-
. t '
There is a- Harvest nere tor
water borne carriers
vniiR OWN ADV. CAN GO
' INTO OVER 3,000 HOMES
If you-1 have something
ad in THE
to sell, try
rn?vr .These little ads cost you only
a cent a word for each insertion
fnr less than 25 cents.
ot these little aas wm ,
or more homes right nere m
eastern North Carolina. AmOhg all the
readers of this newspaper in the coun
tieTf Pasquotank, Camden, Currituck,
Perquimans, Gates, Chowan TyrreU,
Hyde and Dare, and in Norfolk county,
Va where hundreds of North Carolin
ians are now living, there i " 5
who wants the farm, the woodland the
horse, the mole, the cow, the farmmg
imnlement. or whatever you have to sell.
And if yon .want any ol these -things,
little ad in this paper wiU iuto m t
you. The classified ads in ;this paper,
are bringmg money nnnaeu-
ir. use them. If you don't use
AVM" " -r ,
them, yon are the loser. Try one.
And They Too Will tSqonWms On (SAUNDERS RAPS
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AT a recent re-union of Currituck veterans
thern metropolis of that county, only six
the roll call. In a few years not a single
ltie. inutrtnucrai a camera
erans at Moyock. They
are, from left to
, J. J. Morse and
DeComis, T. H. Fulford
USED Y. M. C A. FOR
And Then. When Arrested he Took Leg
Bail. Only. to be Caught Again ,
. ' A sailor, whose . name could not be
learned when THE INDEPENDENT was
going to press, was arrested on Cedar;
street Thursday, charged with spending!
the previous night in the Y. M. C. A.
with a woman who was nothis wife.
He was taken by an officer to the office
of the Chief of Police on the. second story '
of the City Hall, and when left alone in
the room, for a few minutes, succeeded
in making his escape, either by jumping
from the window, or by sliding down the
water pipe on the side of the building.
The fugitive was caught at Shawboro.
ten miles distant a few x hours later.
A CALL FOR 80,000
Sixty Men Wanted For The First N.
District by Oct. 15. "
;r The Director of the Cenus. - Hon.
Sam. L. Rogers, announces that 80,000
enumerators will be needed to take the
next census The work begins on Jan
uary 2 and will last about two weeks in
cities, and a month or more in rural dis
tricts. Rates of pay will vary, depend
ing upon the locality and character of
the district to be canvassed. The ave
rage pay per enumerator at the census
of 1910 was about $70. At this coming
census it wfll probably be not less than
$100. - -
"Active, intelligent, and reliable men.
and women, not less than 18 years of
age, are needed for this task," said Di
rector Rogers, "and. in a sense, this is
a call for volunteers. The importance
of a complete and reliable census, es
pecially in these critical times when more
than ever before perhaps we need com
plete' data regarding population, condi
tions, tendencies, and ' resources, can
hardly be over emphasized. The reor
ganization of the social and economic
structure and the -readjustment of intei
national relations necessitated by the
War must be based on accurate know
ledge if we are to act wisely and deul
justly with all classes and all interests.
It is hoped,' therefore, that public -spirited
energetic people throughout the coun
try will volunteer to act as census enu
merators' even though thejc may not care
for the positions so far as the pay is
concerned. ' I should be sorry to think t
and I do not believe, that all our patriot
ism was used up by the War and none
left over for public service in times of
Lloyd J. Lawrence, Supervisor of the
Census for the First District of NI C,
which includes the counties of Bertie,
Camden, Chowan, Curriuck,-Dare, Gates,
Hertford, Pasquotank and Perquimans,
states that he will need about 60 anu-
merators for this district. Applications
or requests for application forms shoulJ
be sent to him on or before October
15. His address is Murfreesboro, N. C.
As a test of their fitness- for the work
applicants will be required to fill out. a
sample schedule and will be duly noti
fied of the j;ime and place for this' test.
So far as practicable the place . selected
will be one which is easily accessible.
MORAL DON'T BORROW
A man who was too stingy to sub
scribe to his home paper sent his lit
tle boy to borrow the copy taken by a
neighbor. In his haste the boy ran over
a stand of bees and in ten minutes
looked -like a warty summer squash. His
father ran to his assistance, and failing
to notice the barb wire fence, ran into
that, cutting a hole in his anatomy and
ruining a $5 pair of trousers The old
cow took advantage of the gap in the
fence and got into the corn fiedl and kill
ed herself eating "green- corn. Hearing
a racket, the wife ran out, upset a
four-gallon churn full of cream into a
basket of little chickens, drowning the
entire hatch "In her haste she dropped
a $35 set of false ' teeth. The baby,
having been left alone, crawled through
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the mflk into tne parlor, ruining a
brand.new, $25 carpet. During the ex
dtement e oldest daughter ran: away
hi,. man the dog broke up 11
g hens'and: the calves got out and
shewed the tails of tbnrfine,, shirts on
the clothw rlne. Sebfee (Ky.) Banner.
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of all wars( held at Msyock, the nor-
veterans of the Civil War answered to
survivor of that oreatl struggle will re-J
snappea.ine nan aozen- oprueaerate vet- j
right Sylvester Hill,-J.F. Gray, JU'
Noah Gray. - 5i ' "
ITS BIGGEST FAIR
And Edenton Will. Greet Fair Visitors
With 9 Miles of Asphalt Streets
Edt-nton's several miles of pretty as.
phalt street pavement which have just
been completed is one reason why The
Chowan Fair Association will have the
largest crowds and biggest fair in its
history- Ail automobiusts will be de
lighted with the-smooth rides, Edenton's
streets now delight on with.-
The Chowan Fair Association holds
its biggest and . best jfai- at 'Edenton,
N. .C. the last ' four days in October,
28th. 20th. 30th and 31st. The Fair
will have many attractions of interest.
Several Thousand uoiiars in casn A'nzvi
es. Big Live SStoeK ana rouury cmaws,
Wonderful Farm ;Exhibitsf Brass Band
Music and Free Exhibition amusements
twice daily, and fire works at night. .
A Community Home Coming Celebra
tion will be held en. the first, day of The
Fair. InconnectioSijTfa-rthlsr,1 com
mittee is working on plana with the Gov
ernment to have Airplanes, Dirigibles,
Submarines and Chasers on exhibition.
All soldiers and sailors in uniform will
be admitted to The Fair and be served
dinner free on this day
11,516 BURIED ACRES
TOGO ON TAX BOOKS
That is The Increase in Only Three
Townships in Pasguotank Under
With only three of the six townships
in Pasquotank county beard from, a to
tal of 11.516 acres of land heretofore
not listed for taxation will go on the
tax books in 1920 as a result ofthe re
valuation now under way. For years
this vast acreage has paid no taxes;
in many cases the owners willfully with
held this property froni the tax asses
The increased acreage on the tax-
books of Pasquotank County ) to date is
as follows: '
Providence Township 394.12 acrs
M. Herman Township 9,339.76 acrs
Newland Township 1,782.67 acrs
Toal increase in acres tor
dat -1 X- 11,516.55
CAMDEN HOLDS FIRST
COUNTY FAIR TO-DAY
Able Organization Backs First Show
ing of Camden's Agricultural
, ; Resources
Camden County's first community fair
will be held at Camden Court House
to-day, Friday, Oct. 10. This fair has
been organized by John Nyegaard, .Cam
den's enterprising farm demonstration
agent. The president of the fair is H.
C. Ferebee. The committee on enter
tainment and decorations is composed
of. Mrs. Ruth Brown, Mrs.. Smith. Mrs.
F. A. Robertson and Miss. I. L. Kight.
The committe'e on arrangement and
amusement is composed of Mrs. T. C.
Sawyer .and- Miss Mary Stevens. The
committee on premiums is composed of
Mrs. P. W. Stevens and' Miss Essie Fer
ebee. " With this able 'organization Cam
den promises to put over something un
usual in the way of a community 'fair.
A PARALLEL IN ELEVENS
Has the Bible a hearing on the end
ing of the great world war?
The Armistice was signed on the 11th
hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.
The 11th verse of the 11th chapter of
;he 11th book of he Bible (1 Kings)
reads as follows: -
Wherefore, the Lord said unto Solo-
mon. rorasmucn as o ume i
Y j l 4. n,k IrAnt mtr AVonflflf. flTll?
my Statutes wnicu i iiuve cuiiuiauui
,bL, I wm d . toviom from
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' SEE THE FORKS
N COMMUNITY FAIR
- FerK Schpol .
THURSDAY, OCT. ,15.
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Tells v Farmers They Will Have
Some Big Bills To Pay
. W., O. Saunders, speaking tpai
farmer audience, t" Jackson,
Northampton county, Monday
afternoon took a whack at the
League, of Nations, among other
things; and din't get ' egged- or
run out of the county. North
hampton is a Democratic county, .
but is an agricultural county. No
where do the farmers seems to
feel kindly to the X.eague of Na,-
tions. i -
Mr.' Saunders was speaking:
unaer tne auspices OI tne Amer-
. i r.f a r
Cotton Association. Hiei
pointed out to
hit farmer mi -
V ' nrlc nf
clieiice ine increasing, neeas .pi
tne iarincr lor gica.Lci revenue;
The modern standard of living
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ern state with its , improved roads,
advanced education, sanitation
and social service, requires mbreweeft " ' . -v . v
a A ( 4- ;j 1
inunc. ..nuu xf xv.s-
the speaker that your national
government requires yotr to dlgrpast vestige of hope in the future-, and
harder than ever before s&ce
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President Wilson has qeramjed f
to make the world safe for Prenchf
and British imperialism
The speaker explamedf: "Wei
went into the Great War to make!
the world safe for democracy.
But since President Wilson aban-
rdoned his fourteen points for this
Imnerialistic thinsr called a Lea-
guc-of Nations we find that
ul UttUU,ls Vc " I
are to De Duracnca wiui an cx-
pensive militarisrn. The Secre-
f Wo- Am-nnAt o ctonrli'no-
u. & j w i. , a uvuiuuud wwumxaaaaw
army of 576,000 men. Mr. Jose-I
phus Daniels demands a navy se-j
cond to "nOne."' We are maintain-
der, troops m Russia and troops
in Germany. We are even now
almost secretlv oreanizin? an ar-
almost secretly organizing dii di
my to send to Poland. OUT sal-
ors and marines are mixing in
Italy I will not be surprised to
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see American troops in China m
less than twelve months. We are
threatened with compulsory mil-
itary training and permanent
ah ' I
conscription. All of this wih
cost billions and it will come OUt
Of the pOCketS Of yOU, the pro-
. . . , e . . a j
ductive class of this nation. And
SO I say to you fawners, organ-
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ize, organize, Organize! Without
organization yof can not hope to
compete with the other organiz-
ed classes of SOCietv and oav the
bills of modern civilization.
IS YOUR COUNTY AS
BAD AS THIS AVERAGE?
i Prnhahlv Is. Half nf Us Don't Know
i uw Th nthar Half Llva -
m, f j. il
iae louowiug t'uiu lacis. iuiiu iu
a report from what
may De . termed
an average county in the Southern Di
vision of the Red Cross, made by a
Home Service worker, indicate witn
merciless plainess the need for that
service as planned under the peacetime
program of the Red Cross.
The number of cases on file needing
Home Service attention was 302. Chil
dren needing institutional and proba
tionary care numbers 70. Of these, flair
have been well placed in homes, or-
phhnages, schools, hospitals and colleg-
es, as their need indicated and .the op.
portunity , arose
their unhappy 1
The children.came to
their unhappy situation principally tnru
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poverty and disease, though the death 01
desertion of one or the other parent al-
so contributed a large quota.
On the uglier side-of the picture f the
worker reported four "incorrigible girl
and fourteen unmarried mothers, the
principal cause of their waywardness
and misfortunebemg lack or proper re
creation. Nine children were reported
as never having been to school, their
turps ransrine from 8 toT18. Seven chil
dren were in dire need of hospital treat
ment, two others were dumb," and three
were paralytic. Six were blind and six
imbecile. Fifty adults Vere found illi
terate. One family had a tragic epide
mic of suicide, four persons killing them
FAIR AT FORK SCHOOL
! A Community Fair in' which the school
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JX IOl kjCllUUl UCAI. V V VIA"!. LM.M.J f
ber 15. . Approximately $200 Jn pre
miums will be given for. the best pro
ducts :of the section 'displayed at the
Fair. : The general public i- is : cordially
invited to be present, and a Fair worthy
of the progressive cmmnnrty in .which
it is- to . be held is promised.
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THE TO WN'S BAD BOY
NOW SHOUTING FOR JESUS
The Return of Bob Askew
r'.A Absence of 25 Years Also Discloses an
rnteresting Romance .
NOW IN CITY JAtt
Charles B. White, Once a Sailor,
HacTThrilling Eyperience in
Great World War
A surmvor 'of a battle- with a Ger-
man submarine- in- the World War- is now
occupying a ceU in the Elizabeth City
jail. He is "Charles B. White, 49 years
loia - oriinaify from Creswell, but who
. years oipjnore nas wnuerea, auoux
froi piaCe,to place an over the world,
rwoTKing air .one zmpg or- aiiwiiier, anu
the-time- He is
anywhere- very long, at
is now being' held pending
trial on avchareeof obtaining money on
false pretense, and the case will probef
ly be. disposed of the latter part of this
nite is noc prepossessing m appearr
n He is tall, lean and hoHow-e-yed.
with a look of a man who has lost the
Lr; whom me 18 a aT T'
Dears a long scar on me iop 01 ms ueau
which ne gays is the result of an acci-
dental blow from an axe in the hands of
a reless negro at a Government can-
tion work. This wound, he declares., con-
tinues to cause him pain at frequent in-
W ?a nc BWBBI
, ttt whitens storr.'
he was a sailor on the merchant
slip "Warrior, . a German - owned
War, which was one of a convoy of 24
snipS laden with munitions and supplies,
bound from Newport News and New
York for Liverpool, Hinglano. vvnen
. . . .
ag attacked a Tj.D08t, which fired
a . torpedo into her, amidships, and rosej
"to the surface, vshelUng the brmge ana
up being thrown completely out of the ;
huU by the force of the explosion, and(
White was severely injured in thrarm
ta0 nf stri. The "War-1
rior weDt Jta the bottom, and White .
was among those rescued after the TJ- j
had submerged. Other submarines
were encountered, and of the original
onvoy of 24 shipg which left the United
statps, :21 reached Liverpool, ntc- -of i.
these withyner bows smashed in. Ane.tbe entertainer of that particular party
- . according to his account,
roarried an Elizabeth City girl some years
so, -came here Uree weeks ago from
oraia. and was living with his step-
Ye01: sh when
nauenter iu iue ,
uw-o Crested, the arrest, according to
general report, being in connection with
mnl d b, the Norfolk Southern Rifl
road here.' and he has since been a safl-
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or and a labprer in many amercm,
of the world. He was to have Deen xneu
wliiv. but onthe way to the Court
House he "fen but in a sort of fit, , ana
l, trial was postponed. The police
. a Alined to believe that White is
trying to ifplay off" crazy
I' wfcit was tried in reeoraer s toun
Thursday' morning, and found guuty or
.nTrrtnit felony. He was
I ' . n-as Tlfttpd bV
I fined $20, ana an npi"1 " -
his .attorney. " . "
CAUGHT 9 FOOT SHARK
Tom andJ. H. Wright, caught anine
foot sdiark in a pound net in AiDemane
Sound near. Great Shoal, a few days
They thought that tney naa cup
v - ; , th first
" , w . -fc The
9? --Irom the net with
. 5n? un a stiff fight
Sreat au" -" cro nine
1 vmfi. 'ine suanv ii.
.'v . tnil s five feet and
teei it oiu ucou w - t
. . - . ani mpflsnreu
" from tip to tip of
I 1, ; m
rcumference and measured
iches from tip to tip 01
mouth measured 12 tn-J
ru HAYWOOD TO PREACH
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Tr Oscar Haywood, evangelist at large
of Calvary Baptist Church, New Yort
City, will ffll the pulpit' at the First
Baptist Church in this city .Bunu
morning. Dr. Haywood lecture
Alkrama theatre Sunday afternoon. Dr.
TTonrv TC. Wflliams, the new pastor who
. j. TtonHut Church next
comes w r-
Sunday wfll deUver his first sermon Sun
day night in order to give over the pul
pit Sunday orningx to the imminent
New York divine.
Mrl Winter -is the southpaw of the' pia-
He plays any hymn called for, witn
UmnA nnftine- in variations with
this right.; Boh Askew and his party
wfll be - here? all this week- , Tiiere i& a
iration that thy wfll stay another
week if the old town responds- tothejr
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To Elizabeth Citv After
Elizabeth City; fias j'tO' have
Somethihgrout of! the ordmztry on
the boardsTevery- severr days and -
this week it is Bob-Askew. Twen
ty five years ago there lived in
this town a hard-drinkirtsr. hard
swearng, hard-hitting, free lov
ing, gambling, boisterous, mis
chievous, dare-devil, happy-go-lucky
fellow by the name of Bob
Afterj an absence of a quarter
ofa century this boy whose es
capades are well remembered by
all the older heads comes baxk to
his home town as the Rev. Bobt. 4
H. Askew and starts a. religious
revivatm the very Court House.
And the Rev. Robt. Askew brings .
back with firm to Elizabeth Citv
one j of the most talented and .
charming women to have visited
Elizabeth City in many a day.
The woman is his wife. She w5s ....
the daughter of a well known
New York physician v a grand
neice of President Hays and was
an operatic . prima donna before,
her marriage to Bob Askew in
November 1918.- .
How Bob Askew got religion and got
Mrs. Askew is a long story full of nil
sorts of romance. And so Elizabeth City
is turning out to hear Bob Askew preach
and to hear Mrs. Askew sing. And; there
are no dissapointments. They are, bdh,
delivering the goods. .
For many years after leaving Eliz
. th ritv Bob Askew wandered all over
' .i nd Canada. He says he-
may not naye gathered any moss at this
romng stone business, but he did ae-
betterillg bis lot and becomiug a 'move
substantial citizen as he went along,
1912 he was workillg for a big con-
. y ' v mnA ht
employer gave a, dinner' to a party of
ggyenteen 0f his most favored employes.
Th party was at a palatial homer-oa
pjb Avenue. Bob was in the party,
ow Fifth avenue dinner parties always
call for high class entertainment' and -
was Missr Ijenora m. wyait,
prima dona, whose stage name-was
Baby Lenora. Bob was charmed by
Baby Lenora and bjer-songs.
The next day his boss asked him what,
he thought of the little prima donna.
think she's out of sight!" declared Bob.
- "Well, 'she ought to be," said the rich
man; "I paid her $250r for he twenty
minutes she; gave us last night."
"Do you mean to say she gets $250
for singing 20 minutes as she did last
" That's what she gets."
"You've said enough," declared BoV
Askew; "That's myy woman; I'm going ,
to marry her ' or bust." -
Bob told the story here in the shop
of THE INDEPENDENT- the other
morning. He said it took him seven
years to make good his boast and his
ambition. He says he wrote the Baby
Lenora seventeen notes before he got an
answer to one; and that ansWer was not
at all satisfactory. Bob says he follow-
ed her 'all over the United States. In
meantime Bob was getting religion. Rev
ligion is closely related to or intertwin
ed with sexual emotions.
About two years after his first meet
ing with Baby Lenora Bob was preacn
ing. They putxhim in a country church
at Dillsboro, up in the hills of western
North Carolina. He was too big for
the church and they made him an evan
gelist for that mountain field. It wasn't
long before Bob cut loose feom his lim
ited charge and became an evangelist at
large, going after lost souls wherever
the harvest seemed to be ripe. In mean
time he continued to pursue the charm
ing woman of his dreams.
It's a long, long story and the upshot
of it was that Baby Lenora also got
religion and then Bob came into" his
r- J' TTv4- finrinffl).
own. They were marneu ni "i- - r '
Ark. last November. Miss Wyatt gave
up her promising operatic career and
joined hands with the persistent Bob
in spreading the gospel to which each
had become attached. - r
Of course during all these strenuous
years, B6b ias been thinking about his
oldUhome. When a fellow begins to get
along in the world his thoughts always
go back to the land of his nativity. He
Mn't'keeD away from it. He is drawn
by an irresistible impulse, as a murderer
is drawn to the scene of his crime, or
as a fish, to its spawning grounds. And
8o,-iiiheralded save by a few announce
ments Bob Askew is back in his. old
aome town preaching the' gospel of Je
sus -Christ as he has found it and try
ing to convince the fellows that it pays
Uo get good. It has in Bob'a case
Besides Mrs. Y Askew who so ably as
sists him with her solo work; Rev. Mr.
fcUkew has an able concert pianist in
his party in tne person 01 p. v. i u.;t.
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