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ELIZABETH CITY, N. C, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1919
SUNDAY, HOUN' DOGS AND
PROHIBITION THIS TOEK
State Wide Dog Law Passess the House, But House
Doesn't Want Special Enforcement of Prohibi
tion Laws. Saunders Sizes up Sunday. ,
5 COUNTIES TO BUILD
MILLION DOLLAR ROAD
GOOD ROAD BILL
BY W. O. SAUNDERS
choirs of heaven quit singing and God
Billy Sunday, hOUnd dOgS and jieft off the work of making new worlds,
prohibition have been the Chief; He assures you that God almighty
Concern Of the members Of the ledover to the parapets of heaven
. and on his hands and knees looked down
General Assembly this week.jon earth and hollered out, "Heiio bui,
Sunday had the Stage Monday ! is that you?" Whereupon Sunday says
night, the dogs had their day inihe hollered back, -Yes. God, this is me."
, , j -l. x , 'This so tickled God that he stuck his
the House Tuesday and a heated ) hand down reaching all the way from
discussion Of a bill tO Create the Heaven to somewhere in Chicago, and
office of State Marshall to. en-,
lull-c i"luluul"uu v ibatim; giving his own" version of his
cupied most of the time of the
conversion as he gave it in the auditbrr
House Wednesday. Jjm of the city of Raleigh Monday night.
-'! This is the kind of God Mr. Sunday rep
The House voted down the bill to resents. He calls this God "Johnny on
create special machinery for the en-fthe spot." . Again I qu6te his own lan
forcement of prohibition laws and will guage-
leave me eiU.v""- w mo w .
hands of Federal revenue officers, sher
iffs of counties and municipal police
as it is now.
It was brought out in the discussion
of the measure "Wednesday that North
Carolina is notoriously the, worst of -
fotilii- r.f i-i-nfiihitivn ' laws Ctt all the
states in the union. There were 1467
iii;;t ctilla AoK-rnvti hv Internal Rev- .
enue officers in all the states of the
union in 1918. Of this number 746, or
.more than half, were destroyed in North
Your Representative supported the
Marshal Bill, believing that the present
machinery is sufficient to make pro-
hibition effective in North Carolina.
The Ray Dog Bill passed the House.
with a whoop Tuesday. The house was
in an ugly mood and the dog stood little
show. The bill, which now goes to the
Senate, levies a tax of $1 a head on all
dogs other than female dogs and pro- .
vides indemnity for persons whose
sheep or other live stock is destroyed
by prowling dogs. The commissioners
of counties are authorized to pay the
damage out of the moneys derived from
the dog tax. The commissioners may
take action against the owner of the
offending dog,to recover. But ; the sheep
owner gets his indemnity whether the
nwnpr nf thp rloe- is insolvent Or not:
and gets his indemnity whether the own
ership of the offending dog is deter- ; nd they make a great show of worship
mined. The-bill provides that owners ping the old gods. They fear ; to do any
of dogs shall keep their dogs confined thing out of the ordinary, lest they alien
at night, no dog permitted to run at ate the votes of the reactionary consti-
large at night accompanied by the own-' tuents. It is well perhaps that my bill,
er- or other responsible person. Dogs as amended, was killed. If North Caro
caught in the act of attacking or de- ijna is to retain capital punishment, let
stroying domestic animals may be shot
on the spot, no action to hold against
the person who kills the offending dog. for its total abolition later on.
SUNDAY AT CLOSE RANGE ! Local Matters
Your Representative had heard Billy Your Representative received peii
Sunday previously, but it was not until tions this week to increase the salar-
Monday night that he got a close-up
view of "the world's most spectacular ;
evangelist. I am compelled to say that :
in Billy Sunday's case distance lends '
enchantment to the view. One gets an
everlasting impression of hisenergy and
force watching him from the rear of one '
of his tabernacles seating sixteen to salary at the hands of the last General
twenty thousand people. At such a , Assembly. The Clerk of the Court did
range one may marvel at the ability of not get an increase at that time be
a man who holds and sways such a cause he was then on a fee system. He
throng. But when one gets right up cIoss'row goes on a straight salary basis of
to Rev. Wm. A. Sunday and studies him $i,800a. year and that is hardly enough,
intently one gets some other impress- HjS is the most important office in the
ions. I am nearly convinced that Sun- 1 county and he can not support himself
day is the cleverest lunatic alive. His'an(i Dav clerk hire out of $1,800 a vear.
-1 intiVa r-o fnroim tr tha T-oa1m nf e-ari
w ' -
ity. His tricks are the old tricks of the salary of the Clerk, of the Superior
patent medicine vender and his meet- Court to $2,400. The Highway Com
ings are conducted after the fashion of mission, I understand, is going to pay
public demonstrations made by the ven- the County Auditor, Air. Carmine $400
ders of quack nostrums. . on the side for his services to that
The patent medicine faker employs body. With his .present salary that ad
a minstrel to humor and entertain the ditiorial compensation should take care
crowd with jokes and songs until reason of him. The sheriff of the county al
has been relegated to a point remote ready gets more than he is worth. The
from the flaring lights of the platform. Register of Deeds, by some queer twist
When the audience is in its happiest of the law," also holds the office of Jus
and most thoughtless frame .of mind the tice of the Peace and does a land of
quack himself jumps the platform and fice business irfarrying couples who ob
rattles off a line of talk at a 250 word tain license at his office. His revenue
a minute gait. The audience marvels from this encroachment upon the pre-
at the aflibness of the talker and hangs ,
spell bound upon his Niagara of words.
The vender always has a plausible line
of talk and he never- fails to unload his
fake nostrums at a dollar a bottle. He
l often ropes in the most substantial and
most tight-fisted citizens in the crowd.
Billy Sunday has a man named Rode-
Iheaver, a baritone, soloist and trom-
oonist, ana a man named Brewster, a
icuur soioist ana pianist, who supply
the free entertainment and catch the In
terest and good will of the cfowd. Rode
heaver is a master spreader of the bo
vine manure. He knows how to jolly
and entertain a crowd as no other show
man I have ever seen. And Sunday does
the rest. But he puts the old time quack
shame. He doesn't sell the crowd
somtthing for its belly ache, back ache,
if iiTnd corne- That were a bungle-
rMJ,-.;, anticipated scheme.
He makes i
them believe their hearts and souls are
out of order and he S3Us .em a thing electric light company, the water com
.'which he calls old time religion. It bears j Dany and sewerare company. But
about as much resemblance to religion
as a bottle of colored water bears re
semblance to a home made mustard
plaster; but Sunday gets away with it
because he has the crowds, the music
and the backing off all pious frauds in
every communitv in nrv.is.vi v.
- inousands are convinced that Hell
Fire Bill has the only reliable evanglical
dope because Bill 'himself swears that
- - VV.H.(
when he was called to preach hat the
"Here's my hand old top; put her
am quoting Billy Sunday ver
And yet he goes about the country
i pulling this sort of stuff and is acclaimed
j howling success and the world's great
est preacher. Why does he thrive? I'll
tell you; he thrives because humanity
desires entertainment and will pay for
it even at a sacrifice of its highest ideals
Rev. Wm. A. Sunday has
the greatest show- on earth. Sunday
makes a caricature of God Almighty;
he knows as much about the religion of
JesUs christ as a hS knows about
Heaven; he is a screaming, howling
dancing, dirty-mouthed, bullet headed;
sneering, conceited, blating, - arrogrant
g Chr. The t&n
h-m and emplQy hlm Decause the
clergy are more an3d0us for higgej:
churches than for Detter churches. Sun
day corrals a lot of old men.-old women
and cniidren into the churj3h adNPads
religious statistics to the liking of lazy
preacnera who have found their mem.
berships falling off. V
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CAPITAL PUNISHMENT STAYS
North Carolina will retain Capital
Punishment. The Senate finally killed J
my bill Tuesday morning, even after the-1
bill . had been terribly mutilated by
anfendments In the House. I did not
expect more of the Senate. It seems
mo that TnoinritTT of the Senatnrs rf
seekers after further political honors
it be retained in all its hideousness. It
-will be easier to get another hearing
ies Qf the Register of Deeds,, the Ciuik
Gf the Court, the Auditor and the
sheriff of Pasquotank county, I am
opposed to increases for all of these
nmfo-ra with tvio oviontinn nt tvio r?iOr
Cf the Court. All officers, excepting the
Clerk of the Court, got increases in
'x i j j A. .- j. '
i nave inn uuuueu a. uili iu nierebLse Liie :
rogative of the ministerial brethren, in
addition to his salary ' as Register of
Deeds, should take care of him.
Phil Sawyer Still Eager .
Phil Sawyer has again Implored me
to make him Prosecuting Attorney of
Pasquotank and has sent me petitions
signed by a lot of folks who would
cuss me from now until the next war
if I complied with their petition. The
petition instead of impressing me favor
ably, has nearly disgusted me with a
lot of Elizabeth City people who have
always pretended to be hostile to any-
I thing that had the Sawyer smell on it.
I am publishing a list of the petitioners.
You will note that the petition Is pad
ded. It is not enough for T. T. Turner
& Co. to sign the petition; they sign
for the firm and then as individuals.
It is not enough for R. E. Lewis. super-
inten(Jent of the public utilities cor-
nAto f irno r oicrrt' . Intx Ciena nr fho
that isn't enough; somebody digs down
into an old drawer and finds a rubber
stamp of the Elizabeth City Electric
Light & Power Co. and puts that on
too. I wonder why Phil didn't go out
to Hollywood and copy some names
off the tombstones ;' But here are the
petitioners: ' '' '
S. G. Etherldge, C." B. Morrisette, N.
(Continued on page
. What Wilt He Do Nejt?
Hon. O. B. Baton thriled a good sized
audience at the "Alkrama last Sunday
afternoon, in the splendid address he!
gave on "Eliabeth City and the Recon-
struction "Period." For fifteen years as j
mayor of Winston-Salem, Mr. Eaton
became intimately acquainted with the
various problems facing every city in '
t!;rse days, and his varied experienc? j
as a federal agent during the war has .
brought him into contact with the lar- ;
ger needs of the state as a whole.
In part, Mr. Eaton spoke as follows:
"The War demonstrated the greatness
of our people. It proved thl patriotism
not only of the boys who went to the j
front, but of the people Who remained
a i ' mi K-n i7K-nvfi. MA i
ponded grandly to all of,the nation's
calls" Th nobly backed every cam-
uaien ior iunas 10 prosecute xne war.
. . . . . .- .
cul- a D1S wor- y" remaans to uon
jand " s soinf -? take a iner kindt o
patriotism to do it. The boys' are coming ! abouts on the night of January 20.
home from the trenches, some crippled , Mayor Sawyer claims that Roughton
for life, all looking for opportunities for ' should be dismissed from the force be
self support, and they must be given J cause he owes so much in the city as
every chance. The starving millions ! would reflect upon .the administration,
in Europe, who fought our fight, must j Roughton was given 'ten days in which
be fed. : Contracts 'entered into by the to settle these accounts or else be dis
government must be met." charged from the force. In other words
"The great lesson we learned," said he was given ten days notice to look
he, "was that of forgetting our differ- ! for another job.
ences, and working and sacrificing to- It seems that before this investiga
"gether for a common cause. And if tion of our police came to the public
we will not only forget, now that peace 'eye, Officer Roughton told Officer
has come, and will carry that same i McHarney that he wasn't going to pay
unity of spirit and purpose over into any of those debts. The former did
our community life, the great war, ter-:not deny this allegation. Officer Rough
rible as was the cost of it, will not have ton then threw a bomb in the ring by
,,i, i koo ranAii.lsuivincr that Officer McHorney told him
ed continents in blood, caused rivers to!
i"-n crimson to the sea, sacrificed money .
and life unparalled in the history of
mankind, .to preserve democracy, to
establish brotherhood, to wipe out the
distinctions and differences that have
divided men, set nation Ugainst nation,
class against class. And to win the
titanic conflict. ' we xstartled the world
l,,. ,,-k , .ThiT,;tinn nt nnitv oacri.
fice and service as it has never before
witnessed. Unless this same coopera- j
ttn-r. id onrrioH intn our- rlailv life as :
I .j! -e AToio tv.
III l.f ll l J 1 Lllia HJ W 11. .LlSl CACUUI.l&i t-iivii
war, as far as Elizabeth City is I
concerned, was a failure, and the sac
rifices of the boys in the trenches a
useless sacrifice. ' ,
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
NOW HAVE NEW SLIDES
The Elizabeth City Chamber of Com
merce, has initiated a movement that
will surely interest the people of Pas
quotank and ' adjoining counties. ' The
organization has purchased a -standard
stereopticon equipped with . both elec
tric and acytelene lights.
A number of sets of stereopticon, slid
es have already been secured. Most of
jl'ie pictures are beautifully colored.Each
lA.tnvA iaola urltVi artrviA enVtiant vitallv
reiaieu 10 ue ua.ny uj.e, prosperity anu -
happiness of the people who live on
IQMna r-v in - h o rural pnTnmnnirioa
Lecture centers have been established
throughout Pasquotank County.
The Chamber is" trying to get in
touch with the various communities In
adjoining counties. All are' invited to
address the Elizabeth City Chamber of
aw aw a a n-n. oelr onir oil svP 4-V?
lectures. The communities who apply eye specialists and there, are
first,' will be served first. Don't fall hundreds Of gOOd eye glaSS man
to write the Elizabeth City chamber ufacturers, but it is worth sonie
of Commerce If you are interested in . x nur riii,, nnA trt
. . x. . . , thina to ElizaDeta City ana vi-
having the course of stereopticon lec-v & . J T ,. . -:
tures given in your community. cinity t6 knOW that both Can be
w. T. old sustains injuries found !n this town. r3r. Hatha
w. t. oid, formerly of this-city, but way is not only a;reputable ard
now President of the Seaboard National skillful optometrist, but j-" fie
Bank of Norfolk, Va.. sustained painful and fits glasses On his
injuries last Friday afternoon while out . ' ;
hunting wnth a party of friends. The premises. This unusual service
party in some way became separated is seldom found, except in mUCh
and Mr. Old stepped 'in range of sl
friend's gun, who did not discover his,
mistake until after he" had fired. Mr.
Old was -injured in the face by several
small shot. He was painfully "but; not"
seriously injured. Mr. Old Is a son of
irs. J. Y. Old of this city. ' - .
BOARD OF ALDERMEN
COMEDY AGAIN APPEARS
He and Mayor
-The Board of Aldermen held their
monthly one-ring performance last
Monday Night and the comedy was up
to the usual Barnum & Bailey standard,
Alderman Anderson expressed himself
as being "with no confidence in" the
City Manager" while Alderman Owens
wanted -to fire Patrolman Kqugjhton
Sawyer, fseemed to be
after Officer Roughtbn's scalp also and
is hot after this officer's "dismissal from
the police force. Roughton claims that
this is because he had two warrants
cuimr-n nut rckf tnck nf)rt1ASt i?nTtnfCten
r " T TToVZ'tCot
with the "Y" affair anJitimates that
our Mayor Isonnectedithit In stich
i w n cmuai t """"a
all the facts in that case be brought out.
The Mayor should explain his where-
that he and the Mayor were regular
friends and often drank together so he
was in no danger of losing his. job. The
actual facts might come out in a subse
quent issue of this paper.
Officer Cherry was also put under fire
because of his alleged humane treat-
ment of a woman aunng one w muBC
cold January nights. It seents that
Cherrv saw this woman and hearing
Jjjom her that she had no place to sleep
that night, he kindly consented to let
her Sleep UDStairS in IU vlty nail. v-ri
tMrfr nhprrv is one of the night ponce-
men he gets his rest in the aayume.
No official action was taken on his case
at the regular session but immediately
thomaftpr a. -secret meeting was held
where our aldermen could straighten
out their own personal matters in a
municipal way. . . . "
TO BEGIN OPERATIONS
HERE ON MARCH 1ST
The New York office of the Maritime
Engineering- Corporation has advised
Mr. Vandenburgb . their Elizabeth City
representative, that the reorganization
of tha corporation Is progressing rapid
ly. Judge Daniels, brother of the Hon.
Josephus B-aniels, Secretary of the
Naw. has been placed in charge
in" charge of
ine ae ta.ua ui reurgauum.i.iuu.
The Maritime Company is. making
every enaeavor xo oeimiuu
by March 1st.
AN UNUSUAL SERVICE
The country is full of good
larger cities. v. :
DR. I. D. HATHAWAY,
o PtO M ETRI ST v , S "-
Over" McCabe " & Grlce ;
Elizabeth City, N. C.-
Would take Pasquotank Coun
ty Out of the MudVand' Put
!t in Good Roads Column
The following is, a copy, of the
suggested draft of a bill fpr per
manent road improvements in
Pasquotank county submitted)
the (Chamber of Commerce of
Elizabeth City by Representative
Saunders. The enactment of
this or a similar act; will . take
Pasquotank county out of the
mud and put it in the good roads
column- in North Carolina.
A BILL. ENTITLED "AN ACT TO
AUTHORIZE AND EMPOWER THE
BOARD OP COUNTY COMMIS
SIONERS OF PASQUOT A N K
COUNTY TO ISSUE BONDS TO
BE USED IN THE CONSTRUCT
ION AND MAINTENANCE OF
PERMANENT ROADS OF THAT
COUNTY-." . .
The General Assembly of North Caro
lina do enact: ' '
Section 1. That the Board of County
Commissioners of Pasquotank County
be and they are hereby authorized and
empowered to issue bonds not exceed
ing five hundred thousand dollars
($500,000.) to be denominated Pasquo-i
tank County Road. Bonds. That said
bonds shall be issued in denominations
of not less than one . hundred ($100.00 )
nor more than five thousand- dollars
($5,000.00) to bear Interest at not ex
ceeding-six per 'cent (6) and- be evi
denced by coupons attached to said
Sec. '2. That no bonds issued under
the provisions of this act shall be sold
or otherwise disposed of for less than
par and accured interest. Said Board
of County Commissioners are author
ized and empowered to sell or dispose
of the said bonds either by public or
private sale or by sealed bids, as to
them may seem best, and in case they
sell at a public sale, they shall give
notice thereof in one or more news
papers published in the state of North
Carolina: for at least thirty days and
said Board of Commissioners may also
advertise the sale of said bonds in one
or more newspapers which may make
a business of advertising such sales,
published within or without the State.
Sec. 3. That the purchase money
arising from said sale of said bonds is
sued under the provisions of this act
shall constitute a separate and distinct
fund to be applied and appropriated
to the-laying out, construction and
maintenaince of the public roads "of
Pasauotank County, and the said Board
of Commissioners shall cause the treas
urer or disbursing officer acting m the
place of the treasurer of said county to
keep separate accounts of said funds
so that the conditions of same may, at
all times, be shown, and they shall also
keep a book in which the number of
bonds sold, and with them the date,
the amount paid for the same, and
when the. interest shall fall due.
Sec. 4. That the disbursement of the
said funds arising "from the sale of the
bonds aforesaid shall be under the
direction of the Highway Commission
of Pasquotank County created by chap
ter 126 of the Public Laws of 1915, their
successors in office.
Sec. 5. That in order to pay the in
terest on said bonds as it may accrue
and create a sinking fund for the pay r
ment of said bonds at maturity, the
Board of Commissioners of Pasquotank
County shall annually levy a special
tax of such amount, as in their discre
tion may be deemed to be "necessary to
meet the interest accruing upon said
bonds and to create a sinking fund to
pay for the bonds as they mature. That
said tax shall be levied -and collected
as other county taxes and shall b to
posed upon such property and other
subjects of taxation as are now or may
hereinafter be subject to taxation under
the laws of the State and it shall be
collected by the officer or officers charg
ed with the" collection of other county
taxes, and he shall in respect thereto
be liable officially as well as -personally
to all the requirements of the law
now prescribed or which may hereafter
be prescribed for the faithful collection
and payment of other taxes.
Sec. 6. That immediately upon the
sale of the bonds', herein provided for,
the commissioners of the county of
Pasquotank shall turn over to the High
way Commission of: Pasquotank Coun
ty said funds to be used by them in the
manner provided for other road funds
of the county.
Sec. 7. Tha t the purchaser or pur
chasers of any part of said bonds shall
not be required to see to the applica
tion of the proceeds of said funds by
the commissioner of Pasquotank coun
ty or the Highway Commission of Pas
Sec. 8. Whenever in the discretion of
the Board of County Commissioners, it
may be necessary or advisable, they
may make an assessment vupon the
lanria ft.huttiner bronerty owners or those
owning lands directly benefitted by the
construction of roads-nere.unaer, unaer
the provisions of chapter 284 of the
Public Laws of .1917, sections 48 to 61
inclusive, which are hereDy maae a
part of this act.
Sec. 9. .That nothing herein shall be
construed to prevent the county of Pas
quotank or its duly constituted authori
ties from tatine advantage of the pro
visions of the Clark Good Roads Law
to encourage road building or any other
legislation that is now or may nere
after become effective in this State.
m io. Nothinsr herein contained
shall be construed as repealing the road
laws now in effect in the county oi
Sec, 11. This" act shall be in, force
from and after its ratification.
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; NEW BOAT LINE ;
The steamer Greensboro of the Vir
ginia-Carolina Navigation Co., left
Elizabeth City Monday on her maiden
trip between -Elizabeth City and Nor
folk, Va., ' returning on Wednesday.
Tp Blue Gun Barren "- -A
simple method of bluing a gun
J barrel requiring no heat-is as foUows:
Clean the barrel, carefully and apply
a solution of one part nitric acid and
'ten' parts water. xWhen blue film has
formed on surf aceC wash with warm
water, wipe thoroughly dryland rub'
well irfth linseed oIL J a-;' h;-
Senator Ferebee's Scheme
nent Highway Fr6m Albemarle Sound via Hert
ford and Elizabeth Cityto Virginia Line
DARE IS REPRESENTED
HON. BURGESS G. CRISP
ONE of the most unique personalities in
the Lower House of the N.'C. General
Assembly this session is Attorney
Burgess G. Crisp, the Representaxive
from the county of Dare. His legisia-
. . i - I C .nrJ a 1 C
tive hobby is juaiciai rei"
usually on the side of progressive
Having lived long by the
roots of the Mother Scuppernong Vine
on Roanoke Island and having drunk of
... . Um Calces not
the'vintagevoT wax 9 '" "
any too kindly to prohibition .
He is also opposed t city -wyers try
ing to make all the Uw. for the state;
He is also opposed to n.pw..w-..
miss oners in ware -
pointments thatcan be rnade Dy -
Democratic uegisiaxure -
ia t make his county at iea,
for Democrats, if not for Democracy, in
so far as his power lies. ,: -
Hill ISP W IP fid LblUUU 1
TO START CAMPAIGN
M c g stanworth, president of the
wmicsPwifesV League of Norfolk, Va.,
will visit this city Saturday afternoon
forthe purpose of addressing all women
who are interested in',, cheaper - ana (
jTiTiii Tn m mi liMH BiUMJUMLillilLlMi CllllUilIim-U-illlJU---U.--l
cleaner food. A plan is under way tot miles; ana uurntucK.witn z,yt)U,-.v
organize a Housewifes' League in this; 000 would get 12 miles. Pasquotank
City as the readers of this paper were ( would pay four ninths of the cost of ;
informed in last week's paper, and Mrs.the road and get about one eight of the
Stanworth will tell the Housewives
here how they do it in Norfolk. .
When the women get together to
have prices on commodities put at a
reasonable price, to stop profiteering, j
wnnranizA:a clean up campaign,
aiiu w vm. i
something is sure to happen.
Mrs Stanworth will address the lad-j
ies of this city at the Alkrama Theatre ; ders moved that the commission to .be',
on Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock P.M., i created, by the proposed act be em-, .
and it Is hoped that every woman in ( powered to acquire any existing tollV
EUzabeth City will be present to meet(road or build any bridge at any point '
Mrs. Stanworth and to hear her address
at the Alkrama Saturday afternoon.
There will be no admission charges
to hear this lecture.
NORTH CAROLINA'S WAR.
LOSSES FOR THE YEAR '18
North Carolina had in round numbers
90,000 soldiers in this war, of . whom
30,000 were colored. .
The bulk of these soldiers , were scat
tered among other organizations, so
that we cannot ascertain as yet the snoum be exempt from taxation-on a v
total number of killed and wounded ( scheme which would build a road not-.-from
this State, but we know that there jby "ay South Mills township. Re- -
were three regiments almost entirely
from this State, all of which were in
the Thirtieth Division, and that the
Thirtieth Division sustained losses
nearly as high as any division in ser
vice. Of the regiments composing it," the
119th, Colonel- Metts, lost 453 killed, ; w Keep everyoody else at home,
wounded. and missing. " ' !' Representative McMuIlan of Chowan- .
The 120th Infantry. Colonel , Minor , opposes the scheme because he thinks V
bn which was the Raleigh Conipany ) , Chowan would have to pay more for its
lost 475. . . , .part of the road than it could build the
113th Artillery, Col. Albert Cox, lost road rr by Itself. This Is hardly true.
in killed and wounded- six. . xbut It is good enough for an argu
A large number of North Carolina ment. There- never was a . general -'
troops were in the Eighty-first Divl- road scheme on which everybody could i
slon, which lost 370 killed and wounded. ' unItedr--;'r;'..iv:;i:
. The Thirtieth Division lost in all : ' - -
1,772. Besides the three North Caro- BARS SHOOTING OF GAME ' "
Una regiments above ' named '. therein.,
there was a Tennessee and South Caro
lin regiment in the Thirtieth Division.
DEATH OF EDENTON WOMAN
"., Mrs., William Hblloman of Edenton,
N. C.,. "died of a stroke of paralysis at
her home in that city on Tuesday. Mrs.
Holloman was the mother of Mr'. A.
B. Holloman of this city. Mr. and Mrs.
Holloman are now in Edenton.
.BONP. ISSUE ENDORSED
. The proposed "half mllllori bond issue
for hard surfaced roads. In Pasquotank
was endorsed by a., rising unanimous
vote by the Pasquotank Highway Com
mission on Tuesday. ' . ,
See back page of this paper' for
McCabe & Grice's- great ten . day' Win
ter - Clearance Sale. Special bargains
are offered In almost every department
of this big store.' ' .. .',. 't:r-JP adv.
to Build a Great Perma
Senator Miles W. Ferebee, col
laborating with State f Highway
Commissioner Fallis,' is the
author of an interesting con
structive piece of legislation de
signed to give the northeastern
North : Carolina -counties the
much desired permanent high
way between the Albermarle
Sound ; and the Virginia s State
Line. . ,. V-
The proposed legislation took-" tangi
ble form in a meeting held in the assembly-room
of . the Chamber of Com
merce, in Raleigh Monday, night when
a committee was appointed to draft a
bill to authorize the counties of Chow
an, Perquimans,- Pasquotank, Camden
and Currituck to form a road district
and jointly build a hard surfaced road
from Edenton to. the "Virginia state line,
the proposed road to connect Hertford,
Elizabeth City, Shawboro and Moyock
and to tap the proposed hard surfaced
road from Norfolk. Va. to the North
Carolina state line. ( ' ' -
The meeting Tuesday night was at
tended by the Senators and Represen-
tatives of the counties indicated: and
,by th? following citizens: J . S . McNider.
Chas.Whedbee and- Thos.Nixon of Per-
quimans; E. F. Aydlett, C. JR. Pugh and
J. K. Wilson, of Elizabeth City; Wv I.
Halstead, of South - Mills; Dr. W. H.
CoweU,R. O. .Bagiey and. Sheriff R. E.
Flora, of Currituckw- v v
The proposed road would be prefer
ably of" the most approved type of con
crete construction .and would be '14 jto.
16 feet : wide. Its . total . length, from
Edenton to the .Virginia line would be.
about: 49 miles, and .it- would cost ap-"
proximately $860,000 to ,$1,000,000. The
road would receive state and federal
aid to the extent of possibly one fourth
of its total cost; abutting property ow
ners would be assessed for another,
fourth of. the total cost. This would .
leave $460,600 to $500,000 to be raised :
r yv,vvv vuwv.wuu.
paying according to its taxable proper-
jty valuation. Chowan county with "a
; tax valuation of- $300,000 would get S -.
miles of the road; Perquimans with a -
tax valuation" of $3,500,000 would get".
.19 miles of the road; Pesquotank with
a tax , -valuation or ?8,uuo,ouu wouia get
roaa mueage; dul it. is poinxea put tnat
EUzabeth City and Pasquotank woud be
tne cnier Denencianes or the proposeoy
highway. , -; : . ;
The . conference Tuesday night ap-
pointed Hon. Chas. Whedbee, chairman --;
; of a committee to draft a. bill along the
lines indicated. Representative Saunr: '
.on me rasquoians river necessary xo
the carrying out of the project. Mr.
Saunders pointed out .that without such
powers the commission might find it
self at the mercy of existing toll roads-v1
and be forced to purchase such a prop-
ertv disadvanta-erAmiRlv TTio Saiindera
.motion was unanimously adopted.'
The commission to bo created would
be composed of one member from each
of the five counties. . . "
The scheme is opposed "by Mr. Hal -stead
t South Mills township, Cam-
"en county, wno wims nis ; tpwnsnip
presentauve morgan or Perquimans op
poses the scheme because, he says, he"
is a native of North Carolina, proud of
his birtfe place arid doesn't favor build- '
ing any road that will help any body'
get out of North Carolina " He says -everybody
ought : to atayrat home and
BIRDS FROM AIRSHIPS
Hunting wild geese, ducks or other
game birds .In" airplanes is, taking an
unfair adyantageof the birds and has
been banned. '; - J '
The director of military aeronautics
has issued an order forbidding -,'the
shooting of wild fowl ywith machine
guns from airplanes. He" has rdirected
that airplane flights along the; Atlantic
Coast or at -any place rwhere wild fowl
may ' be - found "be . conducted in such
manner as to interfere as little as pos
sible with the habits and feeding of. the
wild t&wy' S:-':'::'-':l--!
Complaints of hunting birds ' In air
planes, have como Jri.v. from several
STRATED: I ' have on my : premisea 1
one -stray hog.- Owner can - get same
by seeing ISU B., SAMPLE, - R-5, City.,