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. ' i. J' :-: .-. H - " ' -; (' ' : C STATE LIBHAHY HAIEIGH N C COMP VOL. XII ELIZABETH CITY, N. C FRIDAY, JULY 11,1919 NO 573 :m -.to! 'Ik! 1! i .. '--: t --. -. r ' ' w m ii i w ii -m ii -m, i i - i i i . . ma - 11 11 11 vi -i m. i i.ur mm - - ' . . it- HE PUT SILK THREADS IN YOUR PAPER MONEY Coi. Edward L. Mills, Who Made Counterfeiting A Difficult Task, Living a Quiet Life in TKis - City IM'.i you ever notice the silk How One Elizabeth City Auto Dealer Uses Light PASQUOTANK'S HIGHWAY BOND ISSUE IS ALL RIGHT i , 'l-i; P ' TbT-uiLs that are imbedded in rhe paper money which you have j lC ,o so freely in these days! oilizb prices? If you haven't, j i-y,: -j. bill out of your pocket-j book and look it over. You will 2nd r:!:"u a number of tiny silk! tbvrn run vertically in a well-! delink band across each end of; fi19 note, and you will perhaps bp surprised to learn that the r-iav. v ho first had them put in j s our money now lives in Eliza- j berli City. j This nvm is Col. Edward Li. Mills, recently retired after 50 years service J in the Treasury Department "of the j United States, and he lives at the j home of his daughter Mrs. S. I. Pool ( on Harney street, in this city. Col. i Hills ;IS born 76 years ago in Thomp- ; son. Conn., where his father, while j principal of a girls' seminary, had ; marrried one of his most charming j and vivacious young schoolgirls. The family later moved to Sterling, j Illinois, where Mills, Sr., engaged in j the tailoring business, while Col. Mills, who was then a boy in his early teens, J went to school and spent his spare j time in rambles over the wide prairies . j gun in hand, learning to shoot with an j accuracy and precision., which later dis- j tinguished him as one of the dozen best win? shots in America, Game was olentiful in Illinois in the days when Chicago was agout the size of Eliza- heth City. Great stretches of open j prairie, teeming with wild ducks j geese, ;iLJreons and countless flocks of : prairie chickens, made an unrivalled ; hunting-ground, the like of which can not he f jund in this country today. At the outbreak of the War between ; the States, Mr. Mills, then a lad not u:.:e eighteen, accompanied the 34th Ulir.ois infantry, organized at Sterling. , to i :itnj) in Kentucky, where, after he reached the age of 18, he enlisted : ir. com- any E, and went to the battle j that state, taking part in the tivties of Sliiloh, and Mufffeesboro, or j Stone River. In 1863 Col. Mills and a j p (rt of hi regiment were cut off f rom i the rest of the Union army at the' battle of Chickamauga, where he was eiptured by the Confederates. After a memorable 8 months' stay in L:;by Prison, at Richmond and the Confederate prison at Danville, Va., he v.- s exchanged as a prisoner of war a:vl ;'ot:ied Gen. Hancock's Veteran Array Corps, and organization of picked troops, ir. which he served on the staff of the General as Chief Clerk of the M!(ii;e Military Department, with headquarters at Washington and later at Biltimore. At the close of the war Col. Mills rpent3rei the army, and was assigned to duty at the Adjutant General's of fice in Washington In 1869 he was transferred to the Secretary's office in the Treasury Department, division of Loans and Currency, of which he was mad? assistant chief under the first C!?vei mi administration. It TTj.., at this time that the activ ities ot counterfeiters made it imper- : : rhu changes be made in the nation u currency which would make :r rr, jr- difficult of imitation. At that tirr.-- Mi? Government paper money had :-.p t-.l ,.r.i one blue silk thread run- ri.rtUei lengthwise or eacn note I - :; -xpert crooks found little dim- j - :-; it duplicating. In 1884, under ! ' of the Treasury Manning - was appointed chairman of (. ize to devise and recommend ' Ml s cyetari-y a more satisfactory i ;..v;;er. and at Col. Mills, sug- committee decided upon tliz.l silk fibre now in use. This; ;;: distributed through the paper j y . -.tcret process, and counterfeiters -' r.ever been able to successfully it. ( r;.-;;; the recommendation of this '''rnmiltee. the plates formerly used in Viv.iUtik United States money were iestroye-i. and new ones were design ei on wi-.ich more open space of white r r -wis left at either end of the' r- '" so that the silk fibre could be ir.or readily seen. .Sorri years later Col. Mills became t'.rnme:it superintendent of the ,Jr :ni;is at Pittsfield, Mass., where a! th". i;?;tii-iftivp naner for the var- fnited States securities, checks.. "r -"';. I notes and national cur- v is mude, and in 1899 he wa .H-,irt-p:l to the Internal Revenue 'j-'r-MM of the Treasury Department at WT -otfir.-ftor.. where he became chief of 'i'..ir-?o Division, having charge of - ; -vvrnntent matters relating to the -'l iri !".,, f iQrs rie'fl.rpttes. to- i , :-.:. j.Y and other tobacco pro-: "-''-i - i to the internal revenue! r years in this capacity.! V'1 'I- i.ecame the head of the; ''! division, directing the distribu- 'H of u; ;:!lernal revenue stamps to j various collectors of internal rev-; ,rii their stamp deputies. He ivn.K unpointed Internal Revenue - -"t on Accounts, in which capacity '"'Hited the various collectors' of g" fhroughout the United States and 3-i.ii.auditing stamp accounts aggre- -m many millions of dollars. This ,0 he held until his retirement COL. EDWARD L. MILLS from the service in 1915, having served the Government continuously for over fifty years. For many years Col. Mills was rec ognized as one of the best wing shots in the United States, having won many prizes at shooting tournaments in various parts of the country, and for a long period being president of the Capitol City Gun Club of Washington. He has in his possession many silver trophies attesting his skill with the gun. FINDING OUT HOW THE SAWYER GANG LEFT US All City Property Run Down And j Thousands of Dollars Bills j Unpaid j As typical of the mismanagement oi j our municipal affairs during the ad- j ministration of Mack Sawyer's trained ; Board of Aldermen, it is stated that j when the New Board took charge oi j thlngsrit was found that the various properties and machinery belonging tc j the city are in a disgracefully run- down condition, while unpaid bills ag- gregating several thousand dollars arc : left for the New Board to dispose of The building and the refrigerating plant of the City Market had to be overhauled and repaired at a cost of more than $1,000; the street sweepei is out of order; the street sprinkler Is broken down; tools are entirely lack ing or in a broken stater and when the city officials undertook to rope off cer tain streets while Chautauqua was here they made the discovery that the city possessed no lanterns to hang on the ropes at night, and these had to be bought. It is a proud boast of the Mack Saw yer gang that during their manage ment of civic affairs they did not put the city in debt. Whether or not this is true, it is evident that they did not spend any appreciable amount of the citizen's money in keeping up the j property of the city. j PASQUOTANK HASNT THE HIGHEST TAX RATE, NO! Beaufort County Will Pay 41 Cents More on The $100 Than We Tasquotankers who think they wili be greviously burdened- because their tax rate has jumped from $1 to $1.75 on the $100 valuation, should be com forted by the tax rates of other coun ties in a class with Pasquotank. Take Beaufort county for instance. The Washington Daily News gives the tax figures for Beaufort this way: "The General County Rate for the j-ear of 1919 will be $2.16 on the $10C valuation, and the General Poll Tax will be $4.85. In addition to this gen eral rate there is a stock law levy and special school tax levies to be made in certain sections. Schools, roads and bridges constitute the large per cent of our taxes. Approximately $130,000 will be collected in Beaufort county this year for schools alone, and in ad dition to that amount the State wii: appropriate to the county about $15,000. $36,000 will be collected for mainten ance on the public roads, and about $58 000 will be collected to pay the in terest and retire the Million Dollai Bond Issue. The General State Tax which will be sent to Raleigh will be $13,000. and the General County Tax will be around $37,000." ' THEIR ADVERTISING RATE NEARLY PUT HIM TO BED A certain man in this town placed an advertisement in THE INDEPEN DENT a few weeks ago. It took six inches of a single column space and cost him $1.50 He said he thought that was high. He sent the same ad to a farm paper published in this state and told the farm paper to put the ad in the same amount of space for twe weeks and send himya bill. They sent him a bill for $67.20. If the gentle man ever recovers from the shock he will stick to his home paper. HERE is an unique photo of" the show rooms of the Pasquotank Motor Co., Studebaker agency for Elizabeth City and northeastern North Carolina. The show rooms of this co'mpany are located at the corner, of Main and Road streets in this city, opposite the Southern Hotel. It is tke most brilliantly light auto show room in this city. The photo was made at night. VANN GETS A JOB IN SPITE OF 'EM Ousted Supt. of Schools, Now Supt. of Public Welfare At the July meeting of the Board of County Commissioners Preston S. Vann, formerly County Superintendent of Schools, was elected to the newly created office of County Superinten dent of Public Welfare, with a bigger salary than he received as head yf the Pasquotank county school system and from which he was ousted by the machinations of peanut politicians. Four men were considered by the commissioners and the Board of Chari ties and Public Welfare, R. B. Edney of Newland and Rev. Eddie F. Sawyer., who had made application for the posi tion, and Prof. A. B. Combs, principal of the Elizabeth City High School, and Prof. Vann, who had not. Prof. Vann received five votes, Prof. Combs, three: and Rev. Sawyer, one. on the first bal lot, Vann therefore being elected. The duties of the Superintendent of Public Welfare include the supervision of charities and social welfare work in connection with the regular charity organizations; the enforcement of the school attendance law; general work as probation officer of the juvenile court; and the various other duties add responsibilities connected with the moral, social and physical welfare of the city and county. By reason of hi lone- service in the education work oi the state, and his other excellent quali- . fications for the work, the people of j Elizabeth City and Pasqquotank coun ty will rejoice in Prof. Vann's election to this position, which carries with it a larger salary than the office which he formerly held here. It is hinted that there will soon be an increase in the salary of the County Superinten dent of Public Welfare, which wii: make the pay of the office more nearly commensurate with its various and diversified duties. At this meeting of the County Com missioners G. Mj Scott, chairman of the board, tendered his resignation as p member of the body, and was succeed ed in the chairmanship by Noah Bur foot, Sr. of this city, who was elected permanent chairman. The vacancy created by Mr. Scott's resignation will be filled by a man to be appointed by the clerk of the court before the next regular meeting of the Commissioners. YOU MAY BE EATING HORSE MEAT AND DON'T KNOW IT A bill introduced in Congress re cently to provide a heavy appropria tion for the employment of inspectors of horse meat, is the first public in formation that the people of this country may be eating horse meat. It is now known that thousands of west ern horses too light for farm or draft work, as well as thousands of old and worn out plugs are being slaughtered bv western packing houses. We are told that this meat is sold to foreign trade. The probability is that we are consuming much of it here at home in the shape of Bologna sausage, Frank furters, potted meats, "corned beef'.etc A recent cloudburst near Buckhorn Falls this week damaged the plant of the Carolina Power and Light com pany, but did not interfere with the electric power which the company fur nishes to 88 communities in centra: North Carolina. ALL DONE IN A DAY Out of town people who come to Elizabeth City for eye glasses can have their eyes tested, glasses made and fitted the same aay by riatn-j away service. No need tr I wait a week for some one to , order glassestffor you. I hav j my own grinding plant and not only prescribe the glasses you need but maxe ana in them on the premises. It saves a lot of time as well as lot of middlemen's expenses. DR. I. D. HATHAWAY Optometrist Phone 999 Bradford Bldg. DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS The Independent Will Help Its Readers Get a Valuable Book The proposed Covenant of the Lea gue of Nations is conceded to be the greatest document given-to man since the Sermon on the Mount was written. The proposed Covenant will bo the most widely cussed and discussed docu ment of the century. Every newspaper will give prominent space to the dis cussion day in and day out until the Senate has accepted or rejected it. President Wilson will tour the country to make speeches jn its defense. And while he is defending it there are those who vehemently contend; that the Cov enant of the League of Nations spells disaster to the world and means a cen tury of bloodshed ahead of the United States of America. Dr. Henry E. Jackson of the U. S. Bureau of Education has prepared a book on "The League Of Nations. This book contains the final authen tic text of the proposed Covenant. It contains a summary and explana tion of the Covenant byWm. H. Short, Secretary of the League to Enforce Peace. It contains also an analysis of the articles of the Covenant, the historiral foundations of the League of Nations and President Wilson's greatest speeches upon the subject.. This is the only comprehensive, au thoritative book on ,the subject the most important qu-jja;s.which has ever come before the American people The book contains 192 pages and the price is 50 cents a copy for paper cov ers, or $1.00 for the cloth bound edi tion. The postage is 6 cents extra Send your orders direct to this news paper. SPECIAL FREE OFFER: To intro duce this valuable book "The League of Nations", THE INDEPENDENT will send a copy free to every reader of this newspaper who will extend his or her subscription for one year, at $1.50. If you are not already a sub scriber send $1.50 for a year's sub scription to this newspaper and get a copy of "The League of Nations" post age prepaid as a premium. This offer expires July 25, 1919. THE INDEPENDENT W. O. Saunders, Publisher ELIZABETH CITY, N. C. FOURTH 0' JULY CROWD HAD A $1,000.00 THIRST Soda Fountains and Pop Stands Did A Record Breaking Business Here Last Friday Elizabeth City's Fourth of July crowds must have consumed more than $1,000 worth of soft drinks and ice cream, according to information which this newspaper has gathered from sev eral soda dispensers. One drug store admits that its sales of ice cream, soda and beverages exceeded $300 on July 4. Another drug store says its soda fountain cash register rang up $21C on the same day. Another fountain not so favorably located took in $162. One fountain dispensed 80 gallons of ice cream over the counter. But not all the cold drink money was spent at the soda fountains. There were numerous cold drink stands all over town, four or five being on Main street. These stands did a land office business, many of them charging 1C cents for five cent drinks. There is where the town made a mistake,; in permitting these temporary pop stands to use the streets and charge exorbi tant prices. The city could have easily regulated the prices. But wasn't there a lot of the stuff sold? Pasquotank county ranks sixth among the 100 counties of the State in the per capita savings during the War period, as included in liberty bonds war stamps and interest-bearing bank deposits, being surpassed only by those counties in which the large cities of Wilmington, Winston-Salem, Durham Charlotte and dGreensboro are located Our savings in this period amount to $134 per inhabitant, or a total of $2,643,244.00, and Pasquotank is among the four counties in the tidewater country " to equal or exceed the State average of $90 per capita. New Han over county heads the list with $288 per inhabitant, while Forsyth, with a grand total of $16,173,599, leads in the aggregate amount of savings, and has more wealth laid away in war securi ties and bank account savings than all the 30 counties at the bottom of the list put together. WATER ANALYSIS STARTS RUMPUS Doc Fearing Romps All Over Elizabeth City Water Company The question of Elizabeth City's water supply was the principal "topic discussed at the regular July meeting of the Board of Aldermem Tuesday night. Immediately after the reading of the minutes Secretary Case of the Chamber of Commerce reported to the Board that the committee made up of the County Health Officer, A. B. Houtz and himself had investigated the matter and had found that the city not only has an inadequate water sup ply, but that the present city water is a positive menace to the health, ol the community. A little later, Dr. Peters, City Health Officer, read a report, from the State Bureau of Hygiene toT the effect that samples of the city water analyzed by the State chemist showed that the water was very good, or, as Dr. Peters characterized it, "Better than any pump water in Elizabeth City." The City Health Officer recommended that the water be submitted to a weekly analy sis, at least through the summei months, by private chemists if neces sary which the City Manager estimated would cost approximately $30 pei month. - - - ' m- Dr. Zenas Fearing, County Healtr Officer, at this juncture threw a bomb shell into the beautiful water report previously read by Dr. Peters. He said that he could not conceive of any such report on our city water as the City Health Officer had just read; that the city water was unfit either for bathing or drinking; that for 30 years the peo ple of the city had had to use this stuff which was literally swill, which was dirty, muddy reeking, slimy, and jeopardized the lives of the citizens He urged that the matter of better water be taken up at once, and stated that in order to gain a definite idea of the amount of sediment in the city water, he had tied a piece of fine gauze over the spigot in his office, and after letting the water run for 10 minutes had taken from the gauze a quantity of deposited mud which he would not dare swallow. "Good water", declared Dr. Fearing "should be odorless, colorless and taste less; our city water possesses none of these qualities. The season for dysen tery, diarrhoea and typhoid is now on and unless immediate steps are taken to give the city a pure water supply many deaths will result. We can never get good water from the present intake on Knobbs Creek." At this 'juncture Dr. Peters made haste to inform the Board that he had not submitted the water reported sc favorably upon by the State Bureau of Hygiene, nor did he know by whom it had been submitted, and it develop ed that this water had been sent by the superintendent of the Elizabeth City Water Co. Nobody present was able to say where the Water Company offi cial had drawn this water. City Attorney Walter Cohoon then called attention to the implied insult to the people of the city, in the big auto, with "H20" painted on its sides from grhich the same Water Company is sf3ng pure and drinkable wate.- at 10 Cfats Per gallon, tacitly admitting the water which the company is supplying to the city through its water mains is not pure water. City Manager Simonds reported tc the effect that the filtering plant of the Water Company is a very good one but not large enough to properly puri fy the quantity of water daily used in the city. He estimated that needed additibns to the plant, including sedi mentation tanks, would cost severa. thousand dollars, and stated that the Water Company had agreed to make these improvements. Mr. Simonds was asked by the Board to make investi gations and to recommend changes oi such a nature as to give the city pure water. In connection with the sanitary con dition of the city, the Board of Alder men appointed a committee to decide upon the advisability of having a wo man in the City sanitary department to work in conjunction with the house keepers .of the city in an effort to im prove present sanitary conditions. CULTIVATED CABBAGE AND COL lard plants for fall heading, 30c, 100; 500, $1.25; 1,000, $2; postpaid. Express $r.75 thousand; 10,000, $15. T. J. COX, Franklin, Ta, cJyll-3t New York Attorneys Wire Approval Senator Fere bee's Friends Would Cripple Pasquotank Road Project If They Could. . CHARLES CARMINE IF MR. CARMINE looks a bit down ir the mouth it is, perhapvs, because he hasn't been getting his salary of $40C per annum as Secretary to th Pas quotank Highway Commission.. .In stead of raising his salary as Auditor of Pasquotank, the last General As sembly gave him additional work as Secretary to the .Highway Commission; he to be paid $400 a year for this extra work' provided the county issued road bonds for the construction of perman ent roads. Pending the sale of the bonds Mr. Carmine hasn't been able to touch a cent of this $400. MRS. I. N. LOFTIN BRIDE OF MR. RUFUS PARSONS Talented and Wealthy Elizabeth City 'Woman. Gives' Hand in Marriage To Youth Rufus Parsons, age 20 and Mrs. I. NT. Loftin, age 39, were married yesterday afternoon. The marriage is the cul mination of a romance which began m ore than a year ago. when Mrs. 3of tin took. young Parsons into her home, em ploying him as a chauffeur and com panion This is Mrs Loftin's third marriage. She was married to Rev. I. N. Loftin on Jani 5, 1907, at which time she was 33 years old, according to the mar riage records. Previous to her mar riage to Mr. Loftin she was Mrs. R. J. Mitchell. Mr. Mitchell left her an estate consisting of Mitchell's Depart ment Store, a beautiful home on Penn sylvania Avenue, and other property. Mr. Loftin died about two years ago leaving Mrs. Loftin alone with her mother, Mrs. Mary Gilbert. Mrs. Gil bert died several months ago. Mrs. Loftin is one of Elizabeth City's most talented women and active in religious and musical circles. Details of the wedding, honeymoon, etc, could not be obtained in time for publication in this issue of this newspaper. FORMER SHAWBORO BOY IN BAD AT HENDERSON Got The Gambling Habit and Auditors Find His Accounts Short An apparent net shortage of $45,757 in the accounts of former Sheriff J. E. C. Bell has been reported to the Vance county commissioners by audi tors who had been at work on the books for several weeks. Bell resigned as sheriff about 10 days ago. When Superior court convened in Henderson three weeks ago Sheriff Bell was absent, it being reported that he was in a northern hospital. The grand jury brought in a true bill against him charging him with gambling. He re turned a week later and tendered his resignation which was accepted by the commissioners and his successor was elected. Bell immediately left Henderson and has not been heard from since. The auditors had been busy with the books for some time. Mr. Bell is a native of Shawboro Currituck county, and from one of the best families of that section. AN ELIZABETH CITY MAN LOST $400 IN COLD CASH C. A. Johnson's Pockets Picked in Jam On a Newport News Trolley Car C. A. Johnson, whose home is on East Cypress street, this city, had his pockets picked of more than $400 in money on a Newport News street car Saturday night. Mr. Johnson was formerly engineer at the electric light plant in this city, but gave up his work here last summer to-seek more remun erative employment in the Norfolk section. He became interested in a small cafe in Newport News, on the side. About a week ago he sold out his interest in the cafe and had the money in a wallet in a hip pocket. And then he got into a crowded trolley car and in the jam some one felt the wallet and lifted it off his person. The First & Citizens National Bank of 'his city is in receipt of 'a wire from their New "Fork attorneys, Cald well & Masslich, stating that they are . ready to approve the Pasquotank Coun ty Road Bond issue of $500,000.- This answers a rumor started last week tc the effect that the "Saunders bill does not stand up. under close examination and several defects have appeared" in the bill." Caldwell & Masslich are the attorneys to whom the First & Citizens j National submitted the question of the j validity of the Pasquotank Road Bond ! issue, when the bank's bid for the bonds was accepted by the Pasquotank High- way Commission a month ago. The report that the Saunders bil" was defective and the validity of the bond issue in question, purported tc grow out of a recent court construction of Sect. 3 of the Revaluation Act pass ed by the last General Assembly. Just what the State Tax Revaluation Act had to do with the Saunders bill Is not quite clear, since the Saunders bill was a law before the Revaluation Act went on its final reading. But any sort of' a rumor was enough for the old line politicians in this city to make capital of. There has been a determined effort upon the part of Senator Miles W. Ferebee's friends and political cronies to discredit the Pas quotank Highway Commission ever since Senator Ferebee failed in his ef fort to dictate the personnell of that Commission. Before Representative Saunders would commit himself to bonding this county for a half million dollars for roads, he drafted an act to create a highway commission that could be depended upon to spend the money honestly and intelligently. Senator Ferebee took it upon himself to object to the men that Representative Saun ders proposed to name. Saunders even went so far as to sacrifice W. L. Cohoon to gratify Ferebee and still his opposition. Saunders would not let Ferebee dictate with respect to other members of the Board. It is evident that Senator Ferebee has been sore ever since and his sore ness has been aggravated by the fact that he now knows that he made a miserable botch of his own district higliway legislation. It is Ferebee's district highway bill and not the Saun ders county bill that will not stand up under close examination. And ever since Senator Ferebee discovered that his bill will not stand up there has been a nasty effort upon the part of his allies to throw the blame for his own failure upon the Pasquotank Highway Commission. This newspaper supported Mr. Fere bee in his campaign for the Senate and Representative Saunders deferred tc him in all matters of local legislation while in the House. Whatever glory Senator Ferebee got out of the Genera: Assembly, b.e got it from the fact that this newspaper blew his horn for him and tried to help him make good. But Senator Ferebee as a statesman made a poor showing, and he is now making a worse showing by aiding or abetting an effort to cover his own failures by trying to discredit some one else. Sena tor Ferebee should be a better sport than that. While in Raleigh last winter he gained something of a reputatior as a sport and he shouldn't forfeit his sporty reputation. DR. HENING FINALLY YIELDS TO BIG CALL Gives Up Elizabeth City Pastorate Tc Direct Southern Baptist $75, 000,000 Campaign The call was too strong and the op portunity for great usefulness too great; Dr. B. C. Hening, pastor of the IJirst Baptist Church of this city will direct the $75,000,000 missionary drive soon to be launched by the Southern Baptist denomination. Dr. Hening for mally tendered his resignation to the church here this week and left Wednes day for Nashville, Tenn. where he will begin to plan the big campaign. Dr. Hening's resignation came as n shock to his congregation in this city. That First Baptist Church crowd al ways did love their pastors; they lovetf Hening not less than they loved John F. Vines and they were proud of him. Dr. Hening is a great citizen and a great leader. An while the church here gives him up wit hmany keen re grets, the members 'generally can not hold a' big man when there is a cai: for bigger service. The First Baptist church is seeking a new pastor to succeed Dr. Hening. JUNIORS AT WEEKS VI LLE At the district meeting of the Junior Order held at Salem church near Weeksville on Saturday, July 5, a big crowd was in attendance, including delegates from all the surrounding counties, and those who were there are enthusiastic in their appreciation of the hospitality of the -people of lower Pasquotank, as shown by the splendid lunch served by the ladies of that sec tion on the cool, shady Salem church ground. The principal address of the day was delivered by Col. A. C. Davis, a prom inent attorney of Goldsboro. A busi ness meeting was held that night at the Weeksville lodge room of the Order I . . til- 'I I I Hi,:. 4 ': it M 'in . ii .1: . J:' . 'tj'-'.f "ity Tr!" -. h - m f I mm :V - ; r '-a h HI mm a if Mi mi . ' f -I V - , .