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7 ' : 'A-. ..-.a? VOL. XII. NO. 516. Published Bverjr Friday by W. O. Saunders at 505 E. Fearing St., Elizabeth City, Jf . C. ELIZABETH CITY, N. C. FRIDAY, MARCH 5, 1920. Entered as Second Glass Matter at the Post-ofHce at Elizabeth City, N. C, June 9, 1908 $2,00 A YEAR NEW EXTRA PAY PLAN BILL STARTS A STORM BACK ON TiE JOB Copyright, 1920, 'by Stair Company N. S. OFFICIALS MEET ELIZABETH CITY MEN Pasquotank Post of The American -Legion Will Probably Keep Hands Off, Tho Extra Pay Will Be Genuinely Welcome A plan advocating extra back f0r soldiers, sailors and marines who served during the world war and who do not wish aid through land settlement or .vocational training, was introduced in Con otons this week by Franklin D'Ol national commander of the . ler. American Legion, who stated that 3.000,000 men, with the tu-j mult of war still ringing in their firly believed that the mov ent owed an obligation to AM. LEGION HAS POST HERE NOW All American Organization of Former Soldiers, Sailors and Marines Locally know as Pasquotank Post ea ernni The first steps toward the organiza tion of a post of the American Legion in Northeastern North Carolina were taken at the Elizabeth City Y. M. C. A. all who came OUt of the conflict Friday night, when about twenty forme handicapped bodily and financial ly. Commander DOlier and oth er representees of the Legion ap pearing before the house ways and means committee at the first public hearing on a mass of bills service men met and elected temporary officers, choosing J. Kenyon Wilson of this city chairman, and Joseph Peele, secretary. For the present, this post of the Legion will be known as Pasquo tank Post, and an official invitation to become members was issued to all hcn iorably discharged soldiers, sailors and . l . t .. C T ........ .7- i .. ,IA 3 denned to neip tormer service 1 "Mim" VL nuuinu., vmuFu uu . , . . , . 11 i Currituck counties. Men from the latter raen. strongly objected to the call , (.ounties will come in with the under. ins: of soldier relief legislation by J standing that if posts are later formed in ti e term, "Government bonus." ! their counties they will be at liberty to . , , ! c hange their membership if they so wish. It was further brought out that i The Allierican Legion is a thoroughly the Legion wants assistance fori American organization, with a slogan of everv man in the service during!110 Per c'ent Americanism. It is not " j connected, allied or associated in any the war. I way with any political party, and it is Charces were made at the beginning; in no sense under the direction or influ of the pm. ceding that all soldire relief ence of the army. Distinctions of rank bills had been sent to the ways and or service carry no weight with the Le r.itaiis committee for burial until after 'gioii, ex-generals and ex-privates coin t':.f November elections. These were 'ing in on exactly the same terms, and haii'Iy dtr.iod. and the wrangle became enjoying precisely the same privileges m. s-i!-ral that the hearing ended in con-! in every respect. As one local member fu-iv!:. The committee later agreed to put it. the men of the American Legion nil w;rnes.ses. starting this week, if ; are "banding themselves together to up h ;. r.k two months. Questions asked hold the principles for which they tin:- far do not indicate how the bonus fought" ami they do not propose to be n:::i!. if voted by Congress, would be ; dictated to by anybody. rai-('l. It is believed by those in close I In many of the cities where posts of m l. with the situation that approx-; the American Legion have been formed i:.. !y five billion dollars will be re- j lubrooms have been secured, and an at- , to carry out the plan suggested tractive social feature has been added to iiv Thomsa W. Miller, head of the leg- j the organization.. Members of one post :;. ::. whereby bonuses in vafying ' quarters of other posts ot tne legion, ;on iv'.vvaru i arr, 1. . I . iniiiit; u::...uiits depending upon the length of , and it is probable that later the local or-j an(. Ay -j- Saunders, the s.-vvi- of the individual would De award ; gair.zation win proviue reaumg roouis. ; .-'I T all ex-service men. It is suggest- : shower baths, and other desirable fea-j'OUnj t.': x'u-.a the relief might be handled iiKeitures. it is aiso suggesieu mat provis-tl:.- s;-,n bonus, whk-h automatically to all j ion be made by the Pasquotank Post of i-'..!li'(l men. and to officers requestin ir. irman Fordney. of the house ways i and give assistance in the conversion of Executives Here Yesterday in Conference With Chamber of Commerce on Pennsylvania Avenue Play Ground Proposition The movement to secure a pub CLOTHES CAUGHT FIREJ5HE DIED i Second Woman To Lose Life This Way Within Week EXCITEMENT FOR Ehringhaus Would Try Currituck Highwaymen Cases at Camden Next Week Indictments of Tames Pope Mix THIS MAN SELLS PEP white men charged with It is also suggested that provis- j sensational robberies in Curri- i the American Legion to look after the I Government insurance of its members, firm m;;: .in :;icans committee, in a reference to ( term policies now held by many ex-ser-i 's statement that the Legion did ' vice men into permanent insurance of wish soldier relief administered as j whatever kind they desire. ii of war risk insurance admin- ! In the matter of dties. Pasquotank I'iireau . i i 1 . " C ; f..... iTAfinif aIi. n.ctiAr. rill Ji i I T i V . T f 1 T 1 "I i ""t it. denounced tne action 01 uujiuM utuum-v n uiviuw- i!i.. ct i- of the bureau, name not men- j prospective members that they will not t . i 1. who refused aid in the case of a i be asked to pay over .$2.50 per year, law ci-solfiifr who had had both legs j Attractive buttons bearing the insignia i: !..;) ar.d was otherwise injured. V"i. I..- discovered that the applicant .-; lawyer, this inspector, according T" : K.i-iuat.on resented to tne cnairman :-:-'.a:-'-d tha of the American Legion will be presented to each member, and these may be worn by all members just as the' emblems of any lodge or order, being bona ficfe cvi- lie did not deserve help or! deuces of affiliation with the Legion. ar;y tor the reason that a man in j Former soldiers, sailors and marines condition going before a jury, could j who wish to enter Pasquotank Post every cause he pleaded. Mr. Ford- j should write asking tor a memoersuip blank to Joseph Peele. secretary, Eliz abeth City, N. C, or blanks may be ob tained at the Apothecary Shop in this city. Application for a charter for the local post of the Legion has already been for warded to the State Executive Committee ceived, a meeting of members and all at Ualeigh, and shortly after it is re-ex-service men wishing to become mem bers will be held at this city. A perma nent organization will then be formed, by-laws will be adopted, the amount of the annual dues will be decided upon, and regular officers will be elected for a def inite term of office. It is strongly urged that all former soldiers, sailors and ma rines who are interested in an independ ent all-American organization of this kind be present at this meeting, and take part in its proceedings. THE CATTLE TICK ROBS BABIES OF THEIR MILK Mr. Ford- ! .-s ei,ii:l!ided by observing that the f'.i-cg.,ii.g inspector should be taken in t custody and "sent where Emma Gold !..a:: is." At a special meeting of the. Norfolk I'1 -r of tie- American Legion held Tues- highr. resolutions were passed by ; :. ..y: L-wliehiiing vote upholding the st::'.i taken by the Legion in convention :f .Minneapolis. Minn, last November, ' -ii -ii that body went on record as op I" ''.:: any action by the Legion toward ialiy promoting any legislation for !if Mitional soldier relief measures. The Norfolk body declared itself willing to l'uvi the matter of extra compensation iu!viy with Congress. The full text i tin- resolution follows: "Be it resolved That while the American Legion was J ' f iounded for the purpose of promot legislation in its selfish interest, yet 15 ! -.giii.es that our Government has 'ideation second only to that of ear ''!! relieve the financial disadvantar i :cii;-.;jt;ij to their military service, !! ' ' i:.ri;:. second only to that of car the widows and orphans of those v!.,, - :;r.r:rjf.,,, their lives, and noe al ' u'-kriowledged by our Allies but ' - : an Legion feels that it can ' for legislation in its selfish in ! '' :i:ii leaver with confidence to ' -s the discharge of this obliga- ICi (; " (J -s step : ti'-r of It Post of the Legion, now f organisation, has neither You Cant Have Good Milch Cattie in a Tick Infested Neighborhood 'T)ne of the saddest cases of influ enza which I have treated this year oc cured in the lower part of the county," i said a local physician this week, i "An entire family was clown with the i disease. There were two small children who v.-ere critically ill. They needed ! nourishing food, and above all things tuck county will be presented to the grand jury of the Superior Court of Camden county which convenes at Camden C. H. Mon day, March 8. The four were to have been tried at Currituck Court this week, but there v.-.-is no court in Currituck ,.f tl niclemic of Influenza" in that Six, the Reo and " ' i , a- I j DARE LUMBER CO. HAS NEW OWNERS Expected to Resume Operations at an Early Date Under Able Executive lie playground for the children' of Elizabeth City took reassuring form yesterday with the appear ance here of leading officials of the Norfolk Southern R. R. in a conference- with directors of the Elizabeth City Chamber of Com merce. The Norfolk Southern rail road yards are 700 feet long on Pennsylvania ave nue. There is an unused strip 90 feet wide between the street line and the rail road tracks. This unused property is at present serving no purpose and is an eyesore to the town. It is overgrown with weeds and harbors vast pools of stagnant water, breeding places for mos quitoes. To improve and beautify this property would involve considerable ex pense for the rail road company without showing a profit. Elizabeth City has offered to drain, f ill, jmprove and equip this property for a public park and play ground if the Norfolk Southern will lend or lease the property to the city jor a nominal sum for a definite period of years. ' , E. D. Kyle, vice president; Morris S. Hawkins, assistant to the president, and F. L. Nicholson, chief engineer, of the Norfolk Southern cmae to Elizabeth City yesterday especially to view the situation and confer with interested citi-- zens. Directors of the Chamber of Com- Is Perfectly Willing For Elizabeth erce took them over the ground and I CUtvl taiUCU LUC 111 Ulf C4.A- M.M-LA.J1. lliui &uu-u eon at Dinty Moore's , Place. Being rail road officials, the visitors would not commit themselves on thespot Mrs. Louisiana Haymaa, aged 62 years, died, at her home cm Bell street in this city Tuesday night as a result of burns received when her clothing: caught on fire from a heater in her room. This is the second case of the kind reported in this vicinity within la weefc. Mrs. Hayman was a widow of the late W. H. Hayman and a native of Tyrrell County. She had lived in ithis city about eighteen years. She is survived by two sons, Wil liam N. Hayman and Dewey L. Hay nlan of this city; by one daughter, Mrs. Mary Roughtoh of Harrellsville; land by three stepdaughters, Mrs. L Twiford of this city, Mrs. Cora Guard and Mrs. Ella Mann, both of Manns Harbor. THIS DURANTS NECKER WANTS A GOOD ROAD City To Go Down In Perquimans And Build One but they said many things to indicate Editor of Independent: I . . . j it. uan t you. raise a iuuu irum iu -th t th inciined to favor the prop- Elizabeth City merchants to repair j osition Mr Hawkins, assistant to Pres our road from Durants Neck to ;ident Young, stated that the officials Woodville so we of this section can would give tje matter immediate con sideration and probably give the city an answer within ten days. A syndicate of Baltimore and New Ynrk cm italists headed by E. M. Isew- do our trading in Elizabath City? The Perquimans County Road Commission (wliicn are the County Commissioners also) say they are about done working a road for the benefit of Elizabeth City, for the Dur ants Neck folks are just making the merchants of Elizabeth City rich. Now you can see just the position we are in. we are xo De uriveu iu SklaT. VI, t-i W. B. NEWBERN MR. NEWBERN is secretary and man-:ger of the company, iton, president of tne Antnracue voai Hertiora to ao our trauma o-uu umcj i Co., is reported as having purchased the business, and they offer us real bar plant and timber holdings of- the Uare gains too, Lumber Co. in Elizabeth City and uare j wag talking witb. a man this County and will put tne plant m opera- inornillg who said ne only had to tion as soon as certain repairs ana n.i- p&y tgn dollars more for a Cook stove provements can ue umue. f . make and size in Hert. Walter S. Taylor, president and gen- . th he did in Elizabeth City , & e il. T : J4- Tn.c I lerai manager oi Ue -----" ' One of Hertford's leading doctors line, ot .MOyoCK, I nam u . d TVr Tov nr is an 1 " c- UJ " " - ' I I n in ""I "Tl Q ff f11 T" ganization tnat is now PuS.....H .......-m-umc - ... ... ..tnat.a cheaoer than I can - - 1L A . L. m U A 4 II TV I V fcJM - On account! of the UIDsmooiie, ine uuu... j vu,. wtfnrfl : T'll take one. Di.inbuu TriirlJS in : t-v T 1, r l.oc (.nn in hnrl I Si- J"- J ine ware imur. -ao u n,.ttr. oM nf nnttine our ci.untv only l. of tne ;.() jurors cirawn ( ims j- - , .. , monpv in Elizabeth City banks . . .. . ... .1. i - cnonioitu has alwavs been Pen ,i u cr.,-f rf shnrners and snecu-1 money in a-""lucul for Currituck rourt put m xueir ap-iaaja m.o - , ...a.n- --i - - . ,.nw t. i to n -,,,3 in ccicormn iinps 11 1 auiu iiiuunco . tic n-iir wror-kon one i f uuj- ivauia 1 Ituws io jurui .ui.u ... a - " ... . , fnll from 11113 ICI . HWi J ' " i 1 1 l 1 1 (1 1 1 1 V wuil'w-".' ' I . -, j t -- i. ... x or- that onn ileliver his ... ..i,i c- ,v.m nmnprtr for mil- Hertford banKs, tney saiu mcj uu liatneroi:iy iu. lt, iiu,m. w..- x - qh thflv lion-s more than it was wortli. m inz- ly nau a nmc """ SHAD NOT SHOWING UP IN PROFITABLE NUMBERS Failure of the Shad Season in Florida and Georgia Indicates Light Catch ror North Carolina ncarancc Monday ,.i, ini!rl a erand jury. The Court had : offer lo be indefinitely postponed. than carry the prisoners in jail indef- j specialty. initely Solicitor .1. C. Ii. Ehringhaus will: ask for their indictment and trial in Cam den county, where Court convenes Mon- j A LIZSSON ,n ADVERTISING day. It is understood that the defend- j John vanamaker, the world's ants will agree to this. In fact it is-be- j most suceessful merchant, the own lieved that the defendants will fare bet- j er of tne biggest stores in New York ter in a trial outside of Currituck coun ty where their alleged crimes were com mitted. Handcuffed, the four young men were taken from the Elizabeth City jail and carried to Currituck Monday morning. Handcuffed, they were brought back to the Elizabeth City jail Monday night. The youthfulness of the quartette made a strong appeal to the sympathies of many who saw them for the first time. The leader of the young gang is un doubtedly James Mixon, and Mixon is not a bad appearing sort. He may be 24 years old or he may be 27. He was formerly in the navy, was wounded in , ul given a pension for himself, his wife increases . day by day and year by f l ,p,, - r ,- vear until t exerts an irresitable ,ns own cm u. V ' U power. It is likened to a team pull Norfolk knew ahonhm??: dic jerky pulls will not bulge the ber of last year when the Red Cross drSvo was started He presented h ,m- , , load A thousand .if f Tf..,l Cross hoadciuarters. told the. . . . . . i borrow of the The shad season is late in getting un der way in North Carolina this year and fishermen are convinced that there will be a light season generally. The big gest shipment of shad from Elizabeth City this week aggregated only about 75 boxes. About 20 boxes went, thru Eliz abeth City yesterday. The shad season in Florida closed on March 1, a disappointment to everybody. Few shad appeared in Florida waters this year. The same reports come from Savannah, Ga., where the shad season is now at its height. North Carolina fishermen are not hoping for a profitable season, in view of the failures farther south. Some are predicting that the shad will be extinct fci Atlantic Coast waters in another decade or so. r in n.nre conntv the news had to keep it for their customers : iiuvui v .i.. . - - !that this great pronerty is again in re- or friends. rnis man went iu sponsible hands is hailed with genuine First and Citizens National Bank-m Liri;rht Mr. Tavlor has made.no an- Elizabeth City and had no trouble ,.,...nont f liis nlnns and iust when hn ppttine the money, showing by !the mill will resume operations is not that that the coliaterla was o. k. ; stated. ! . and Philadelphia, and the largest user of newspaper advertising space that all history has known, says: "If there is one business on earth that a 'ouitter' shoud severly leave ... .r-: -r nUn aione it is aaverii&niy. .u ,TiiS4 t a.,- At ust be ' uisiiiiguisiif u iuuiikji i't'- HUTT FISHER CONCERT NEXT WEDNESDAY NIGHT PROMINENT WOMAN DIED AS RESULT OF BURNS When the road legislation went through last Spring I was told that i i i. nA Vnur Unno 53 Tl H tne roaa 0Biwi ,bee ran from the house into the yard. Woodville would be the last roaa flnmM vionp,! w and inflicted Standing in frnot of an open grate in her home at Shawboro, Mrs. Sam Fere bee's clothing caught fire and she died from her burns Friday afternoon, Feb. 27, just 24 hours after the horrible ac cident. Not having the presence of mind to smother the flames, Mrs. Fere- success of advertising one m prepared to stick to it like a barn- acle on a boat's bottom. He should know before he begins it that he must spend money considerable of it. .Somebody should tell him also that he cannot hope to reap results commensurate with his expenditures early in the game. Advertising at first, but the pull is steady. lt Alkrama Tlieatre Under Auspi ces of Methodist Women improved. This was tola to me uy two of the leading men of Hertford, but I thought at that time they were joking, but I now have reason to be lieve that they were in earnest. I think it is the cheapest politics I ever heard of and the people of Dur nor adopted resolutions on ; thev needed milk. I endeavored to pro file Tim dditional pay for ex-ser-i thought, however, that (.ken by tile Norfolk post will ; Mie approval of a majority of ii - ;f"the local body. It is gen '!i"-d that Congress, recog ' legation to the American ; -ist the men whose war ser : i -udere;! at an actual sacrifice : will be generously inclined " pending relief legislation . , c l : . .1 : v. .... 1 some out louim n uiiuiun, w v I tain more than small quantites. With vis'ht kind of food, and especially CHcruiistance that the men thus as- tc will themselves eventually have i '"'. llir;siigh taxation the bulk of the .-:),) necessary for the iroposed "' m - ;. t.,t worrying anybody partic Ur'.v t now. DID YOU KNOW THIS --tuimtes j.lace the annual loss to the ' on sweet potatoes stored in earth b; at !?1-'5,000,000. i .1 1 1 1-T with sufficient miwc tney wouiu nave iuu valesced rapidly. As it was, they had to remain in bed for several weeks." The doctor went on to say that it was not only in influenza but other cases of sickness as well that the patients would materially benefitted by a uiet in which- milk figured liberally. "I don't see why the farmers don't ke ep more cows." he adde-l. The reas on for the shortage of cows in Pasquo tank County is due to the deadly work of the cattle tick. As long as the county remains under quarantine it will always be impossible to raise cows in any considerable number. And with a shortage of cows there is bound to be a shortage of milk. Tick eradication and the subsequent raising of better cattle is the only solution. said nc wanted 10 uo . - Thr i opera, TM.A- i meats i e mu uiiij .. j . li.-'d Cross women how he wounded and "how the Ited Cross had ared for him. II -n.: f,... tli Tiwl Ci nss some i cave him buttons to sell and he turned in $f0 from his first day's work. Nor folk papers made much of the incident at the time. feresting. He says he is not an angel, Mixon is pleasant, talkative and in but would like for folks to believe that he isn't altogether bad. He insists that his three companions are guilty of no wrong doing and that he was perso responsible for things that happened in Currituck. Just what sort of defense he will make for himself, he does not indicate. He seems to know just when to stop talking. He says he was once a reporter on a Brooklyn daily, was at another time a moving picture actor in the employ of the Vitagraph Co., and if he gets out of this mess he will go to a Government Vocational Training School and take a course in vocal music and facial expression, with a view to going back to the movies or on the stage. Hutt Fisher, American Violinist; assisted by Quirino Camilli, Italian antg Neck win ref use to be domina- , ham tone: will appear in a musical t d bv a few peanut politicians concert at the Alkrama Theatre in There are a bunch of men m neri tii mednpsdav evening. March ry,n thinlr thev have all the 11113 lllj wv... ' 1 IU1U " ' in A more pretentious musical h in Perauimans County, and are doesn't jerk; it begins very gently ' t h not been offered an Eliza- d'ined to do an the thinking for I both citv audience in several years. M -whole people. And yet tney i . a -1 r. o in ii- I .. . irli tn Tvnilrl Mr. Fisner is represeuieu o.o liavn t got energy euuu&n sical senius who knows the yioun decent streets in their own town as only a true artist can know it. Tne country people of Perquimans His assisting artist, Sig. Camilla County are suffering from an epidem will present a number oi songs m Italian ana ng- from j. i : a. . ff nrt uiill crort o nrl had been; erleu &leau.jr " Keen it movinn. icic ic umoo ways to make advertising pay and French, Spanish; .Jn,', incinrlins: famous arias as well as shorter numoers. are no others. The tirst is to keep - Tlie huu rjici at it, the second is to keep at it and j the auspices of the Ladies Aid bo ' the third is to keep at it. I ciety of the First Methodist Church . j an(j the sale of seats is being handled YOUNG EYESIGHT IN OLD AGE by them. HEMSTITCHING Hemstiching 10 cents a yard. Mrs. G. F. Hudgins, 307 E. Burgess st.phone 902 J. c-adv.-lt 1 You can't grow younger ; but 3rou can enjoy good sight to a ripe old age, if you change your glasses, as the advancing years demand. My eyeglass service is based on long 'experience, modern equipment and progressive me thods in optometry. This entitles me to 'our ser ious consideration, if your eyes need glasses. DR. J. D. HATHAWAY Phone 999 : : Eliz. City, N. C (Advertisement) INSPECT YOUR WIRING, SAYS WILLARD SERVICE MAN "If car owners would make a point of inspecting the wiring on the;r machines two or three times a year," says J. B. Venters. Willard Service Station Dealer, a lot of trouble would be avoided." "There is no such thing as tightening a connection so that you, are sure it will stay. The constant jar and sway of a ear will sometimes succeed in working loose a nut that has been jammed down ?o tight tha it seemed to be there for keeps. This is particularly likely to hap pen if there is slack in the wire so that it whips back and forth." "It is quite common to find batteries that are under-charged ffr no other reason than neglect of the owner to keep connections tight between battery and generator. t ic of too much Hertford." Now if we have to support a cer tain class of Hertford's people, why we'll pension them, but we absolute ly refuse to be driven there to do our trading so let them cease driv :ng and offer us some inducement. "Fair Play" Durants Neck, N. C. March 2nd RED FLAGS EXPLAINED Fears that Elizabeth City had gone Bolshevik were dispelled yesterday when it- was learned that two immense red flags displayed on Main street were put there as danger signals by City Manager Commander, whlie city workmen cm' down the last remaining tree in the block between Foindexter and McMorine streets. The tree was in front of th First & Citizens National Bank and was more than 50 years old. The flames enveloped her and inflicted vital injuries before those at hand could extinguish them .with buckets of water. Mrs. JFerebee was 50 years old and is survived by nine children and 25 yvand-children. THE SPENCER COMPANY OPEN IN A FEW DAYS New Men's Clothing and Furnishings Store Will Occupy Handsome Quarters The Spencer Co. is the name of Eliz abeth City's newest store which will open in a few days. The Spencer Co. will handle mens clothing, hats and fur nishings. Their store is the stand for merly occupied by the J. II. Aydlett Hwd Co., in the Ilinton Building and the store has been remodeled, decorated and equip ped in keeping with the dignity of its location. The Spencer Co. is composed of E. F. Spencer, fotf many years with McCabe & Grice, and John II. Snowden, former agent of the Norfolk Southern It. It. Both will be active in the new business. Grover Jackson, formerly with McCabe & Grice, but more recently with the American Expeditionary Forces over seas will also be connected with the new store. The Spencer Co. expect to open next week. FOR REGISTER OF DEEDS According to previous announcement, I am a candidate for Register of Deeds. Subject to the Democratic Primary in June. Thanking you in advance for your support, I am, Most respectfully, cM5-2t GEO. W. BROTHERS. - MOBILE SCHOOL AT HERTFORD There will be a mobile school held at Hertford March S to 12. The first ses sion will be held Monday, 7:30 P. M. Mrs. P. S. Vann of Elizabeth City will teach the W. M. U. Manual Methods, the course of study will include a brief survey of our " history, our organization, the study, prayer, giving and training program of the Union, the branches of mentary usage. We hope a large num work fostered by it and the best parlia ber of our women and young people will attend, says Mrs. E. M. Sawyer, Asso ciation Superintendent.