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FRIDAY,FEBRUARY 6, s 1920 iiuriFPFNDENTJ ELIZABETH CITY; N. C TWO N7 STATE IWS A Digest of Everything Worth Knowing; About Old North State Folks and Things BUILD a wagon of wood that grows rapidly and under easy conditions; and you have ; a wagon tbt'ffoMf stand abus ve wear. Nature when hurried shirks her workjike man- But build one as Thornhills are built of tough highland .oak and hickory--that grows Zwhupon the mountain side--that survives only after a ceaseless battle w th soil and cli mate then you have a wagon almost .wearproof. The tough close-grained wood is endowed with double strength.- .... - 4" Let us show you the Thornhill wagons and explain the value of the Thornhill way. Spence & Hollowell Company WATER STREET ELIZABETH CITY, N. C. W if WhTlf. -an excavation wav,being made fpw days ago xmder the mam Duiiams the Commonwealth Cotton 3Wls, 10 cated at Durhama large crack appeared in one of-the walls, following which the mills were closed down as a precauxion against accident. Two days later nan of the damaged wall fell to earth with a t..i'fi erstfUrt- w'hiHi shook the entire r citv. No one was, hurt. . Hannibal Iiaf ayette Godwincongress mtm from the Sixth District of North Carolina, has sold his palatial residence in Durham, and announces that he . will (become a farmer. Mr. uoawin owuo I ti.m fhn- nif-n- nnon which he nlans to build a "farm home' Hext sum it mer. ' -'. ; ' - . 1 L Ill EC linn ,t IK' i if 3 : 80 P ft : h 1 1 cirrQ 1 f3 0' m ll m 4 W. T. CULPEPPER L. B. CULPEPPER WE DO NOT KNOW IT ALL But we do know something- about hard ware. We know grood hardware and the other kind. We know fair profits and we know profiteers. And having- started in to build a permanent business we sell only GOOD HARDWARE at a FAIR PROFIT. Try us. Culpepper Hardware Co. - Elizabeth City," N. C. 17 No. Water St. J7 STATES SPENDING MORE FOR EDUCATION Low Teacher Salaries In North Carolina , Explained By Analysis of Tax Figures The Miejero, a Cuban tanker belong ing to the Cuban Distilling ; Company, was sunk last week off the Carolina No lives were lost the crew be ing taken from theirlifeboats a few hours after the sinking -by the Sucrosa, of the same line. The Mielero was bouna from Mentangasta. Cuba to Baltimore. Describing the struggle and the aspi rations of the Irish ' people, Miss Kath erine Hughes, secretary of the Irish Bu reau at Washington, D. C. spoke at Ra leigh recently,. It is reported that she did not meet with a particularly enthu siastic reception, the people of Raleigh being interested in affairs nearer home. Samuel Hughes, 86 years old, Confed erate "veteran of Kinston, walked 28 miles between dinner and bedtime a few day ago.. He is hale and hearty despite his advanced age, nor is he much hinder ed by the circumstance that he is oblig ed to use a cane. - : " The latest thing in the business of moonshining is , the portable still. The booze-maker takes this to a secluded neck of the woods; makes his monkey rum, c orn whiskey or beer, and then pro ceeds to carry,, his still to a safe place, while the revenuersi search the locality for his equipment in vain. Officers re cently found evidence of the existence of such a still in Wayne county, but were entirely unable to locate it. Their ill success in this particular was partly counterbalanced by the capture of 1,600 gallons of fermented beer. Because he was forced to make a pub lie apology for his pro-German utteranc es and salute the United States flag, on June 13, 191S, S. P. Houser, an alleged German sympathizer, has brought suits aggregating $50,000 against nine citizens of Lincolnton who are said to have tak en an active part in requiring the apol oev. Among the -lawyers engaged by the defendants is Clyde R. Hoey, recent ly elected congressman from the Ninth District. Five students of the University of North Carolina who were instrumental in forcing a freshman to go out on the campus -while a fight with snow balls was in progress, and which terminated with the drawing of a pistol by om; o The burden of taxation for state sup- tj. j jve naVe been suspended by the port in North Carolina in 1918 averaged studeI1t council. Snow fights between only 2.22 per inhabitant. The per cap- freshman and sophomores have been of ita expenditures -for state purposes was frequent occurrence at the University greater in 40 states, uniy one state, 1 smce tne rpCent snow, and they culmi South Carolina, spent less per inhabi- nated in the big figtt between the twrf cant on us suiie government. rinsses which indirectly resulted in tne These figures range all the way trom SUsnensions. $2.15 in South Carolina to $14.94 per neld bv a wreck on the Atlantic Coast inhabitant in Arizona. he average lor fT : Tr river, several hundred the country at large was 5.47, being an Xorthern tourists spending the day at increase ot 4J percent over tne year nn rOTntlt lmd their first view of 1915. The per capita increases during cotton. At irst they did not know what the three-year period lUla-ls, range all th stuff was the way from 137 percent in-ew Mexi- vorth Carolina members of the Sou co, to a decrease of 1 per cent in Penn- thprn Cotton Association will be per 1 , sjyivama. mltted to participate in the direct sale Below we give a table showing what of 300.OOO bales of low-erade cotton to thestate did with eacn dollar it recerv- European spinners at prices considera bly in advance of the current market nriee for these erades. Meetings of the the taypayer's dollar in North Carolina Lounty associations throughout the State ed from the taxpayer, umittmg outlays 1 and interest on bonded and floating debt, i ctricity Electricity has been the great est power for physical and finan cial betterment the world has known. Because it lights our homes and streets; carries us cheaply, with out dirt or smell; and makes every -man, even the farthest away, thru telephone and telegraph, our close neighbor. All this, and much more, electri city does for you and everybody within the radius of its power. Whereever electricity goes, darkness and ignorance are quick ly vanished, and a new, bright era begins. What is Electricity Doing for You x THE ilectric Light Co. OF ELIZABETH CITY Phone 80 was- spent as follows: Purposes Cents Education -1 ! 34.6 Charities, Ilospitals, and Correc tions i 24.7 General Government ; 10.4 Development and Conservation of Natural Resources, mainly, Ag riculture 7.7 Protection of Persons and Property- 5.5 Public Health and Sanitation 4, Highways 1 1.2 Recreation .2 All other general expenses 11.3 'Two discouraging items appear in a study of the bulletin on which these facts are based. In the first place, only 34,6 cents of each dollar spent by the state went for the support of public education. This accounts for the small per capita and equalization fund for public schools, and the. small teacher salaries in these schools; for the meagre appropriation-to the State University, the A. and E. Col lege, and other state-aided schools of liberal arts and techinal training, and for the salaries in these institutions shamefully small, other states consider ed. It also goes to explain the inade quate buildings and poor equipments on these campuses. Thirty-one states of the Union spend a larger percentage of the state fund for educational purposes. In 7 of ' these states more than half of all the state taxes went to support public education, Ten. of the thirteen southern states spent a larger percent of the state fund for education, while only two, Louisiana and Florida spend less. New Jersey makes the best showing, . with 56.4 per cent of her total government cost going to ' support public education. Texas comes next with 56 per cent, and Texas, by the way, gives some $750,000 a year to her University, will be called immediately, and the plan of sale explained to the members. This is the first big effort of the .Southern Cotton Association to establish direct business relations between the grower and the foreign consumer of cotton. Judge W. B. Stacy of Wilmington is being strongely boosted for the Demo era tic congressional nomination from the Sixth District in the approaching pri manes. lon. Hannibal iatayette uoa win, the present representative from the Sixth, has already announced that he will seek renomination. Declaring that the present influenza outbreak in North Carolina is not parti cularly alarming, Dr.. W.' S. Rankin, of the State Board of Health urges that the British Isles by Messrs. H. G. Bnxfora sxliibited by that oia estaousnea sumsit 1 is U TV TOW and then you read something about 'French style and lkie" in N atoobUe o? perhaps it's !Hh newest English idea." And some folks have gone across to get the xtevyest suggestions. v Europe hasn't built automobiles for five years and Europs is crying for new cars arid good cars. America's style is Europe's style ncwt Thn r!handler Six, popular in many other countries for years but kept but of SSroeSS&t three eai because of var-time prohibition of shipments, ?s welcomed everywhere -In Europe now-welcomed for the excellence oT its oSoncerand auite as much for the beauty of its styles of body. Th Chandler, recresented in o n-TT l -A nf T.nrirJnr. was 1 oititnotive house, at the great Olympia Motor Show, and was "quite the sensation of the show r says a London cable. ''Three hundred and seventy Chandlers were sold in two days. Apparently England is greatly pleased with America's best style in motor cars. x The Chandler Offers Highest Quality At The Fairest Pc SIX SELENDID BODY TYPES Seven-Passenger Touring Car, S1895 . Four-Passenger Roadster, $1895 Four-Passeng&r Dispatch Car, $197 a Seven-Passenger Sedan, $2895 . Four-Passenger Coupe, $2195 Limousine. $3395 All Prices, o. b. Cleveland) L. B. PERRY, Dealer V Gty Garage. . Elizabeth City, N. C. CHANDLER MOTOR CAR COMPANY CLEVELAND, OHIO ri 1 f. 1 r m l i Hi- i-r. people observe ordinary sanitary pre cautions to protect themselves from in fection, and that Steps be taken to pro vide emergency hospitals as they are needed in the various cities of the State. Dr. Itankin also advocates the formation of a volunteer auxiliary nursing ser vice. This year's influenza is described as far milder than that of last year, nor , is it followed by many cases of pneumo- j nia, as was the case during the previous j outbreak. ' Following a search through half a II MRS. BEST DENIES THE REPORTS .OF HER DEATH Mrs. Ora Best of Buxton, N. C. who wentto Norfolk for, treatment the other week, had the novel experience of being hailed as one "returned from the dead, when she arrived here . on the - Manteo boat on her way home. During her ab sence the report had been circulated that -she was run over and killed by an auto in Baltimore". . Possibly some one read of some- one of that name who had been run over in Baltimore and as Mrs. lest's husband is ; Master of a Light tender "at Baltimore, . the report gained credence. -The l'o.omoke Guano Company, of Norfolk, A'a. is represented at Qld Trap, N. C. by M. B. Burgess. ; . r.. LETr US DESIGN YOUR GLASSES Eyeglass designing means the intelligent selection of the 'one style best suited to the indivi dual in order to make them most becoming, comfortable and efficient. Galeski Glasses are noted for their becoming style, their com fortable adjustment and the full vision they give , the wearer. Thirty-five years as Virgin-; fa's leading opticians has given us the experience and skill that enables us to be GOOD FOR THE EYES . - 209 Granby Street V (Opposite Montioello Hotel) i Kodak v Headquarters dozen states during the past two weeks, Theo R. Raley. wanted by the Raleigh.i police for the alleged embezzlement of about $1,000 from the Raleigh office of j the American Express Company, has been arrested in Philadelphia. He will ! be brought to Raleigh for trial. Dr. G. W. Locklear, Indian of Robe son county who married a white woman in Atlanta, Ga. and brought her to North CaWlina to live, has been indicted upon j charges of fornication and adultry, the ' indictment ' heing brought upon the ' ground that the laws of this State-' do not permit the intermarriage of the two . races. Locklear plead guilty and was released upon payment of costs, with the understanding that he 'and his wife were to return to the State in which they were married. Locklear's wife is said to be the daughter of a prominent At lanta attorney. " .. In a somewhat belated recognition of the increased cost of living, the salaries of full professors at the University of North Carolina have just been increased $350 annually, associate and . assistant professors, $250." This action was taken by the board of trustees of the institu- j tion after a lengthy consideration of the matter. The three young white men of Golds- j boro charged with criminal assault upon i a 15-year-old white girl of Wayne coun- j ty were recently acquitted by a jury called, to act upon the case. Judge Bond, presiding, immediately" Ordered the re arrest of the three defendants upon chargs of violating the prostitution act, and they were required to give bonds of $3,000 each. ; After spending a year on the Rocking ham chain gang for a crime which- he did not commit, Zel Phillips of Surry county- has been pardoned by Governor Bickett. Phillips was convicted of im moral relations with a young woman, concerning whom to reliable doctors have testified recently as to her abso lute purity. The wronged man will re- ceive no recompense ior nis year 01 imprisonment. One of the most sensational liquor cases that has been tried in this State in recent months was handled at Mount Airy last . week. On trial was Sam "A. Hennis, a highly prominent man of that section, a pillar of the church, and the owner of one of the largest produce warehouses of Mount Airy. Hennis was charged wtih' keeping on hand large" quantities - of. liquor f or the sup ply of bootleggers, and ' also with selling whiskey illegally. Two - alleged go-betweens for Hennis were placed on the stand by the State, as well as sev eral witnesses who testified, that they had bought liquor of Hennis. The jury, however, failed to reach a verdict, and a new trial was set for February 10th. ! Bv reason of the'outbreak of 25 cases T of influenza at Hickory, N. C, a quar antine . has been . placed on ' the : disease there, and all schools pictnre shows and churches have been ordered closed for an epidemic, -wiUi. over 500 cases of influ enza, and a partial "quarantine, is in ef fect -th. ' r i J.-V ': Coffee Prices Are Up In JPrlce OjT 'Try 'this delicious table dririk. of coffee -liRe flavpr itx place of your next pourLd. of coffee. Note tlie seL-tisfactiort, not. only to purse lyixt to liealtlx, arLd. you'll con.-tiraie, "to drirtlo tlls deliglxtful family J?e-verae. "TJiQies a Reason. Made by Postum Cereal Company Battle Creek . Michigan ' " - s ON DRAUGHT at thecounter . IN BOTTLES for home ust The flavor of Saazer hops! THAT'S what you get in Piel's Dark Kovar,now on draught everywhere, right from the wood ! Step into any hotel, soda foun tain, cigar store order a glass. You'll see why thirsty Americans . have been waiting for Piel's Dark Kovar. A wonderful, all - year - 'round drink! Try Piel's Dark Kovar today. ' " ' : a- NEWBERN PRODUCE COMPAWY, . . N Wholesale Kovar Distributors Corner Water ana Burgess Streets Elizabeth City, N. C, Phone 854-915 O. G. Leary. President, ' -Jzsbetb City; N. C. - W. B. Newbern. Secy-Treaa. - :- . Powells Point, N. O. Elizabeth City. N. C. -" Jm XV. W. Newbern. Gen. Mgr.. o n a a, c b a a a a a a a a o Successors to Fani & 8mith : , POUL-K 35. Roanoke. Dock a a a d a COMMISSION MERC 4NTS ' AND EGGS A SPECIALTY f v e 5 r -4 ; 1 - Norfolk, Ya. ji D B D D a as m m-.'-m m a a a tt a 15 St - r, '