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FRIDAY, JUNE 27
THE iriPEPENPENTV ELtizAPETH CITY, feC PAGE EIGHT AT JtlOMEi ANDJ ; ABROAD Mail Orders Given Prompt Attention A Review and Interpretation of ; Current Events as been bf G. W. P A S CIT A T. V Norfolk's Biggest Store HOW DY FA Pi I I Are You Interested in Having in I Elizabeth City 1 CLUB ROOMS - READING ROOMS LOUNGING ROOMS - LIBRARY - . w vi 1 t. 1 u - 1111 - m - . 1 I BAND - DANCE HALL 1 ORCHESTRA and GAME ROOMS I With a fraternity 700,000. strong in the United I States to back it up and pay you $7.00 weekly m 1 case of sickness or accident. I That's What the Loyal Order of Moose B is going to do! We need you Mr. Business Man, to line up with us g M and help to make it a big success. I M. McRAE FA1SON District Deputy Supervisor A II1I1II1III1HIIIIIII11IIP 1 v itp ue iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiuiiiiiiniiuiiiiiiii "XXth Century Cooler" j M In the XXth Century Cooler no ice can come in contact with the water and con- g g taminate it. Its patented "C & H" Push Faucet will not collect sediment, get foul S or drip and soil floors. The water is al- H ways served at iust the right degree of coolness never unpleasantly and harm- 5 E fully cold. 1 To users of H20, "THE PUREST 1 WATER IN THE WORLD", we sell them NOTICE TO CITIZENS CURRITUCK COUNTY tvio nna r a of Education and Board of Commissioners of Currituck County met in joint session 1st Monday in June iqiq fne npr instructions OI . r, Rasipv Commissioner of Public Wei fa of The State Board of Charities) fn nnsirlpr tVi a.rrointinr or a bUDl. of Public Welfare and to fix his salary and expenses, as provided by an aci of th last Tjeeslature. ... .1 The following resolution was passeu at the said joint meeting. TtAsoK-pd that Both Boards meet in joint session 1st Monday in July and at that time make the appointment and fix the salary and expenses of County Supt. of Welfare, and in the mean time riv thf? matter nublicity. Several suggestions have been heard, relative to combining the office of Supt. of Welfare work with the office of Supt of Public Instruction and the employing of a Rural Supervisor or scnoois to as sist the County supt. or v uouc insiruc t inn " As this matter is of vital intrest both to The Taxpayer and the patrons of our Public school system, I feel it my duty to make this publication, so as to ac rmaint th PUBLIC with the matter. and to cordially invite every taxpayer and public scnooi patron ot De presen at this joint meting of the two Boards at which time thorougn puDiic uiscu Rion of tho onestion will h' lial .. A. I L 1 11 3 ct-U 14 ww. m, ' j A. M. Monday. July 7th, 1919. Come 1 give us the support of your presence and the strength of your council. W. J. TATE Chm. Board" Education of cJe20-2t Currituck Co. THE PEACE TREATYv On Monday, June 23, the German Government an nounced its willingness to sign the peace treaty unconditionally after the Council of Three refused a request for a delay of 48 hours. On the same day it was reported at Paris that Italy would sign. This means that the treaty will already be in effect before this appears in print. Early last weeK it became known in Germany that the German delegates headed by Brock dorff-Rantzau would not sign the treaty and that the German cabinet was also onnoRPd to signing. But the peace sentiment in Germany was sc strong that it resulted in the over throw of the cabinet on last Friday On the next day a new German cabinet was formed under the premiership of Herr Bauer, with Dr. Herman Millei as Minister of Foreign Affairs. Thi was known to 'be a peace cabinet. It sought for certain modifications of the treaty, but none was granted. But the Allies on last Sunday added a protocol in explanation of six points of the treaty, the general tenor of which was assuring to the Germans of the pur pose of the Allies to act with consider ation and justice. On Sunday the Ger man National Assembly by a vote of 236 to 1 89 decided to sign, while 68 members did not vote. Herr Bauer, the new premier, said that in signing the treaty the Government did not ack nowledge the responsibility of the German people for the war, nor ac cept as just, the demand of the Allies for the trial of the Kaiser and other Germans. But at last the head of the German Government acknowledges helpless defeat. Standing before the assembly he says: 'At this hour of life and death, un der the menace of invasion, for 'the last time I raise in free Germany a protest against this treaty of violence and destruction. I protest against this mockery of self-determination, thi enslavement of the German people, this new menace to the peace of the world under the mask of a teraty of peace No signing can enfeeble this protest which we raise and swear to. This treaty does not lose its annihilating character by alterations in detail. Pro testing against it is useless and is at the risk of a new crisis within 48 hours '"Our power of resistance is broken and there is no means of averting this treaty. The treaty itself, however does give us a handle which 'we can not allow to be wrested from us, name ly, the Entente's solemn promise oi June 16. that the treaty can be revised from time to time and adapted to new conditions. That is one of the few words in the treaty breathing the rea spirit of peace." SINKING THE On June 21 the GERMAN FLEET German crews ol the German war vessels interned at Scape Flow in the Orkney Islands under the terms of the armistice, sank almost the entire fleet by opening the seacocks of the vessels. Every big shin except one and most of the lightei vessels were sunk- The crews took tc boats but were taken into custody by the British naval vessels in the harbor Of course the reason for this action oi the Germans was to keep their vessls from coming into the hands of the allies It means that the reparation bill ol the Herman people will be bigger. On the other hand it solves once for au the Question of the disposition to be made of the German warships. There have always been those who advocated that they be sunk. These men must be extremely delighted. But to me this allowing the Germans to sink those Ghna is exasnerating. It is some somebody's fault. favor of the treaty. If they do they will soon learn what a miserable part they are playing in the eyes of the American people, for we expect them to be hissed by every audience they address. DAYLIGHT SAVING Congress has responded to the general demand and repealed the daylight Savings Law, tc eo into effect on October 30. It it doubtful if the law ever did as much good as it has done harm. It did give an opportunity to many dwellers jr cities to have more hours of sunshine in which to play golf in the afternoon but that talk about its giving time foi more work in gardens was all fol-de-rol. There were more gardens plant ed last year than ever before, but alsc more given up to grass, for the new gardener did not find it so pleasant to work in the full glare of the mid summer afternoon sun. Industry es- necially agriculture, was much de ranged. Now thanks be to Heaven we are to go back to the old schedule never again to be put out of it. OUR SHIPS The Government Ship ping Board has built or is building 2,434 vessels, aggregating 9,257,006 gross tons, at a cost of $2,861,755,570 It is now announced that the Govern ment is to discontinue shipbuilding It will have to make some disposition of the vessels, either operate them, 01 sell them. The general trend of opin- ion is that tney snouia De sum ouu operated privately. The hope is that the United States may have a strong merchant marine. If this is to be real ized, new and more liberal navigation laws must be enacted, and the mer chant marine must be popularized Every considerable port in the coun try must have its lines of vessels en gaged- in foreign trade. The FederaT government is showing a willingness tc cooperate in effecting this. OUR RETURN- Our men coming ING SOLDIERS back from France come almost universally with the con viction that the United States is the best country in the world. They have seen something of the social life- oi France and have learned that with al its restrictions of woman's freedom ii does not produce the strong, pure type of woman-hood found In this country They have also seen the wrecks ol womanhood produced by the privations of war, the swarms of poor, dissolute women around the camps, and these soldiers on this account have learned to hate war with a more dealy hatred They have seen the greed of the im poverished French people, which greed is in part at least a war product, and in many instances they have thqught this greed normal with Frenchmen This has given them contempt for French character which is not deserv ed. But withal these soldiers are com ing home better men than they went out. They have seen the results 01 impurity in their own comrades, per haps and are coming home to live pure lives. These' three million men are henceforth to be a powerful influ ence in our political and social life They may soon be effecting some re volutions, for they have learned tc think and to do. at cost, $15.00. Ml PM Elizabeth City Water and Power Company Phones 80 and 4. iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiHiiiiHiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiHUV 1 For Suburban or Country Home, Farm or Factory . Anywhere Running water and sewerage-disposal facilities are ab solute necessities that you need' not deprive yourself of, No matter how large or small, it can be equipped with run ning water, plumbing and sewerage disposal system that exactly meets its need. Because of their individual "SANISEP" Systems always give perfect satisfaction. construction, SeWerage-Disposal W. BEN. GOODWIN, Local Agent Ptione 312 Elizabeth City, N. C. THE bridegroom who selects the wedding ring and. his wedding gift at our store has the comfortable assur ance of knowing that what he has purchased is correct in style and perfect in taste. And he knows that Selig's name upon the bo conveys the same assurance to his bride. LOUIS SELIG Your Jeweler since 1882. I Main & Water Sts. l! THE KAISER One reason that the first German delegation refused to sign the treaty was that they did not want to consent to the trial of the Kaiser and the others whose names are to be pre sented by the Allies. It has been hard for the Germans to realize that the world has come to a point where those guilty of "a supreme offense against international morality, the sanctity 01 treaties and the essential rules of jus tice," must appear before a tribunal and answer for their crimes. This is right. It will make the Kaiser realize that after all he is only a man, and nerhans onlv a monstrous criminal, and not a special partner of God to rule the common herd. It will furtner be a warning to any others whb may hereafter be tempted to violate the fundamental laws of mankind and start war of conauest. They will also loam that detestible cruelties such as those practised on the Belgians and Miss Cavell are not safe even for tnose tvI,a SMm trw Viave grown strong through sin. For "Evil Incarnate is held at last to answer to mankind", as Kipling says. , THE SENATE AND It needed only a THE TREATY little discussior before the country to convince Sena tors Borah, Knox and Lodge, that the Senate must not dare pass the Knox resolution notifying the Peace Con ference that the United States Senate would not ratify the treaty. It is now evident that the Knox resolution wil never be brought to a vote. In fact as the treaty is already accepted by Germany it seems to be too late for it. Now Mr. Elihu Root comes forward with a proposition that the Senate ratify the covenant of the League oi Nations but with certain modifications He would have the United States de clare that it must have the right . oi withdrawing from the League without giving the two years' notice provided in the covenant. He also wants a statement as to our independence in domestic problems and some furthei declaration in regard to the -Monroe Doctrine. It is not probable that Mr. Root's proposition will be more wel come to our people than the Knox resolution. They will expect the ben- ate to ratify the treaty covenant and all at the earliest possible moment and will not be patient under delays and quibbling for political advantage Some of the Senators who oppose the treaty say they will take the field and make speeches in opposition to Presi dent Wilson's proposed speeches in SAMUEL GOMPERS Again the American Federation of Labor has re elected Mr. Samuel Gompers presi dent. It was Mr. Gompers' program that the meeting at Atlantic City has put through, his program with regard to prohibition, the Bolsheviki, the Peace treaty, and all. One trait of Mr. Gompers is especially noticeable and that is his uncompromising, pa triotic Americanism. Just because oi this and his unyielding insistence of the rights of the laboring man, this big-headed, five-foot man, is over whelmingly supported by the American Federation of Labor. The country can never forget that to Mr. Gompers is due much of the credit for winning the war. He kept labor loyal and ef ficient. President Wilson had the dis cretion to recognize his good qualities and to court his friendship and Presi dent Wilson protected Mr. Gompers When the New York Nation criticised President Wilson nothing was said, but when it mildly censored "Mr. Gompers: paper containing the editorial. And the use of the mails was denied to the yet some people think Mr. Wilson is no politician. At least he recognizes a good thing when he sees it, and he must be pleased now that Mr. Gompers is again elected head of the Federation of Labor. Furniture For Youir Porch A properly furnished porch provides the greatest possi ble comfort during the summer months a cool sitting room for, every member of the family and the most ac ceptable place for the entertainment of the casual guest We offer here some of the most appropriate and moder ately priced of porch furnishings. French Willow Furniture French Willow Chairs and Rocker, with Settees and Table to mach, shown in the natural willow finish every piece in the full size suitable for porch, hall liv ing room and bed rooms. Chairs priced at $7 and $8 each; Tables priced at $7.50 each; Settees priced at $18.50 each. French Willow Chairs and Rockers, finished in gray, green and brown, strong and well made. The color finish is durable and attractive, harmonizing with any furnishings. Chairs priced at $9 and $10 each. Tables priced at $9 each ; Settee priced at $20 each. French Willow Sets Four-piece set of fine grade French Willow, in a lovely green finish, consisting of one settee, arm rocker, arm chair, and a table; every piece is full size and most attractive. Priced at $48 for the set. ' French Willow set in the natural willow finish, made of 1 the best grade materials and well finished in every particular. Set is composed of a settee, rocker, arm chair and a table. Priced at $41 for the set. Chaise Lounge, made on the most comfortable lines and the best workmanship, shown in the natural willow and in brown, French gray and green. Priced at $25 for the natural willow and $27.50 for the colored finishes. Rock Maple Porch Furniture Porch Furniture made with strong rock maple frames and with weather-proof cane seats, some with cane backs also; choice of French gray, green and the natural finish in arm rockers with high or low backs, smaller ladies' rockers without arms, settees and arm chairs. Rockers are priced from $1.98 to $3.50 each. Main street third floor. There Are Bigger Hardware Stores And they sell just as good hardware as we sell; but none of them can give you better prices or appreciate your trade more than we do. Culpepper Hdw. Co. 17 No. Water St. Elizabeth City, N. C. OUR Classified Ads Get Results Profits Ahead For Growers of Scuppernong Grapes AWAY has been found to produce Virginia Dare Wine in a NON-ALCOHOLIC form, which violates no -law of state or nation. The popularity of this old fashioned drink in a new fashioned way is already assured. We will need more Scuppernongs than ever before so take care of your vines. Fertilize and cultivate. The prices will be most profitable to the growers. If you know a Scuppernong Grow er cut this out and send it to him. GARRETT & COMPANY Bush Terminal Building No. 10 BROOKLYN, N. Y. 'We Are Building A New 250,000 Gal Ion Pre House At Aberdeen"