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v FRIDAY, AUGUST 26, 1921. THE INDEPENDENT, ELIZABETH CITY, N. C f THE INDEPENDENT, ELIZABETH C1T PAGE SIX ' . . ,. . " " " '- i 5 t f t. it? I : ?!' : ... I ' .-: I " y- ' 1 N. C. STATE NEWS A Digest of Everything Worth Knowing About Old IMortn State Folks and Things An automobile and a motorcycle were wrecked in a collision between the two on a road near Wilson Monday. One person was injured. John Henry Johnson, colored, caught stealing automobile tires from a moving freight car, jumped from the car and was killed when his head hit the tracks. Fully 2,000 people from, five counties were present at the opening ceremony of Willow Brook Park at Benson Sat urday night. Wednesday, August 31, will be the big day at the State Farmers' and Farm Women's Convention to be held at the State college, beginning on August 30. Bart M. Gatling, postmaster of Ral 1 M D) K D-D). D K One Solid Week of Fun Horse Races Aato Races Fireworks rive Bis Bauds - Ten Tree Acts Mabel Cody in a Hurricane of Thrills Thousands of Exhibits Ever J)oy Rain or Shine dtaued in the Clouds N excursion on all Railroads Six Bis Days- StartinsLaborDay SEPTEMBER 5 TO 10 NORFOLK VIRGINIA Make "Fair ,'' "Week Your ft J J " September 5 to IO . . . Merchants and hl&nufzetuzezs Association of Norfolk Invites you to pure has 2 in Norfolk ike merchandise which you cso.no t obtain ai home. Take advantage of this week of special prices. Norfolk Virginia TV hen You Attend The Norfolk Fair Visit Us. & UR store is in the city. When you are in town Fair Week or any other week we want you to make a tour of inspection. Take in every one of the three floors examine the finest and larg est jewelry stock in the entire Southland. We want you to make yourself at home here let our store be your headquarters. Drop in the Music Parlors for a few minutes recreation and music write a post card or letter home in the Gift Shop use our telephones let this he your information bureau. Don't confuse our location. We -are located at 231-235 Granby Street Our store is easily discern able by the large steel and glass awning that extends over the pavement. Our name is pn either end. There is only one Paul-Gale-Greenwood store. Established Since 1847 PAUL-GALE-GREENWOOD CO. INC. Largest Jewelers South 231-235 Granby Street Norfolk, Virginia eigh, was re-elected president of the State League of Postmasters, in bbssiuu at Hickory.. 0Tit.fn tobacco warehouses oper ated in Bladen, Columbus and Bobeson .Hh in July sold 2,570,564 pounds of tobacco at an average price of $7.54 per hundred. w .T Ellis, employeat a cotton mill HiAinf concussion of ill T AlUliJUfi vvj v the brain, after he had fallen. 11 feet from the top of a boiler to the concrete floor, landing on his head. Mm- than 1.000 spectators were on the banks of the Country Club Lake to witness Raleigh's nrst water carmai stased bv Director J. Richard Crozier of the Community Service. W. T. Sullivan, night watchman at .the Farmers' Cotton Oil Mill at Wilson is dead as result of having been struck the. head with a piece of iron pipe by a robber early Sunday morning. Following Governor Cameron Morri son's visit to Concord, the textile strike thriller in which thcks the Limit- nates Shopping "Week Come prepared for big buying oppor tunities inNorf oik's wholesale and re tail C3tzhlis1iznszit3. one of the showplaces there and at Kannapolis involving some 4,000 employes has been broken, and most of the mills have resumed opera tions. - ' '-;-'. f-;. ;." . " f- ' "'': Resources in 554 State, private and savings bank and trust companies in North 'Carolina showed a decline of more than $43,000,000 June 30, 1921, as compared with the ; figures of the previous June.' Calvin Smith, negro . wanted by the police on a warrant charging , assault with a deadly weapon upon his wife, was shot and aimost instantly killed in Bal eigh by an officer who claimed he shot in self defense. Mrs. W. N. Reynolds, , wife of the head of the R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, of Winston-Salem, has con sented to permit herself to be consid ered as a candidate for president gen eral of the National D. A. R. i R. A. Rothmeyer, field - inspector for the Federal Bureau of Public Roads, while in Raleigh, said that North Caro lina has done more with surplus war material ' allotted to it for road build ing than any State in the Union. State Treasurer R. B. Lacy is send ing out letters to the 39 sheriffs in ihe State, who have not yet made settle ment for last year's taxes, calling at tention to the fact that he is supposed to sue them for the remainder, due. Frank A. Linney, has visited Char lotte to arrange for making his official residence there. He has announced the appointment of Thomas Harkins, of Asheville, and Charles A. Jones, of Lin colnton, as assistant district attorneys,. H. Arnold, an Atlantic Coast Line engineer, was arrested on a charge of speeding a yard engine within the city limits at Fayetteville, and was dismissed by the mayor, who cautioned the engin eer not to repeat the dangerous prac tice. ' . . Carney Brown, B. H. Winborne and A. S. Ward, of "Wilson, and Mr. Hooks of Fremont, were seriously injured when the car in which they . were rid ing crashed into a telephone pole on the highway between Wilson and Rocky Mount. J. Bailey Owen, of Henderson, Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of North Carolina A. F. & A. M has issued an appeal to the Masons of the State for contributions for the construction of a hospital on the grounds of the Oxford Orphanage. After attending a revival meeting con ducted by Rev. Bexter McLendon, bet ter known as "Cyclone Mack," Thomas, Jackson, a convert, confessed to setting fire to his pressing club in Ayden in 1913, and is now in Pitt county ja4! under a charge of arson. Dr. J. W. Taylor, an optometrist of Greensboro is out under a bond of $1, 000 to appear in court on Aug. 31 to receive sentence on a charge of immor ality growing out of his conviction on this charge with his secretary, Miss Clara Sanders, who was also convicted. Government agencies, the Red Cross, and the American Legion will . begin work in North . Carolina on September 1, in their Clean-up Campaign to cut the red tape that has prevented thous ands of disabled veterans from receiv ing the aid that the government is glad to give. Secretary Herbert Hoover, of the United States Department of Com merce, will deliver the chief address at the Harnett county agricultural fair at Dunn, October 15, and will be intro duced by Mrs. George W. Vanderbilt, the president of the North Carolina State Fair. One hundred and six applicants for law license iu North Carolina faced the Supreme Court examinations at Raleigh Monday, eclipsing in numbers any class jii me msrory ot tiie s:ate. xiie near est approach was 103. Included in the iist of applicants were one woman and two negroes. Governor Cameron Morrison has juit announced from the summer capitol at Ashcvi'Ic that lie will call very shortly a conference of planters and growers of cotton froni all the cotton producing States, in' compliance with a resolution pacd at the last session of the Gen eral Assembly. The American Tobacco Company had representatives in lialeigh Thursday to ask for a rebate of $10,000 from Rock ingham county property, after having had $110,327.32 handed over to it last week in rebated taxes by Revenue Com missioner A. D. Watts, and the State Hoard of Equalization. Plans for a delegation of farmers from Pitt, Craven, Lenoir, Beaufort and oth er eastern counties to visit Roeky Mount and Nash county for the pur pose of inspecting the Tweet potato storage houses and especially the large house which is now being erected in Rocky Mount, are now beingformed. IS years at hard labor in the State Prison was the sentence pronounced on Sidney A. Kincaid, Burke countv com missioner, who was tried at Morganton on a charge of. murder of his wife. At torneys for the defendant gave notice of appeal and the court announced an appeal bond of $250 and an appearance oopd of $10,000. Judge James E. Boyd, in Federal court at Greensboro, signed an order permanently restraining J. W. Bailey, Collector of Internal Revenue for North Carolina, from selling the pfopertv of J.' M. Ray, and his son Bascom Ray, to satisfy assessments made by the Com missioner of internal Revenue following a report charging the two with man ufacturing whiskey. ; i In preparation for a test case to de termine the validity of the section f the Revenue Act prescribing the tax. for insurance concerns, James H. Pou. rep resenting the Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York has filed with Stacey W. Wade, ' Insurance Commis sioner, a formal demand for the $14, 191.78 alleged excess fees paid by the company for the six months' ending June 30. "A mockery of any pretense of equal treatment in the administration of our tax lawsf "and ought to be rescinded, declared Corporation," Commissioner A. J. Maxell pn , the action of Revenue Commissioner A. D. Watts in ordering an aggregate retroactive reduction of $12,733,450 in' the assessment of the property owned, by Ligget & Myers, and the American Tobacco Company in Durham. '"-,."-; : :,v.'; : Over seven, thousand dollars the Stale of North Carolina ,will have to pay for sending ; three companies' of the North Carolina National Guard to Concord and Kannapolis to attend the opening of cot ton mills there after a strike of cotton mill workers in protest against a 40 per cent cut in wages. Under the' new law, it is said, the State must pay the bilL Formerly, the county: calling for the troops1 paid. Former Governor T. W. Bickett, at torney for Raleigh "open shop" print ing houses and ; their non, union em ployes, has had issued a temporary re straining order . prohibiting - officers and members of the three Raleigh printing trades unions, and 90 odd individuals cited in a complaint from any molesta tion of present employes of these print shoos who are taking the place of striking printers. Judge James E. Boyd,. in Federal Court in Greensboro this week, held the national child labor law which seeks to collect a federal tax of ten per cent on the profits derived from the pro ducts of child labor, unconstitutional. The decision was in the case, of the Vi vian Spinning mills, of Cerryville, N. C, seeking to restrain J. W. Bailey, Collec tor of Internal Revenue, from enforc ing the act. The Owen-Keating child labor law was held unconstitutional by Judge Boyd in a decision rendered two years ago. His ruling then was upheld by the Supreme Court of the United States. The , attempt of the Federal Government to regulate labor within the State is a usurpation of authority and a violation of the (sovereign rights of the State, concludes the ruling. CONFERENCE TO BE ONLY A SHAM Militarist Spirit of Lodge, Not Pacifist Spirit of Borah, To Speak for America By DAVID F. ST. CLAIR. Washington Correspondent of The Independent. The apponitment of Senator Lodge as one of the American delegates to the arms limitation conference to meet here on November 11 and his speech in the senate after the appointment declaring, that he favored only general disarma ment has given Washington the definite impression that the conference will be nothing more than a sham and a pre tense. . General disarmament would mean the military disarmament of a nation like France. It is certain that France will never consent to disarm' and that it would not be safe for her to . do so while- her present relations . with Ger many exist. France has been invited to the conference and has accepted. She will be asked to disarm and i of course refuse and by that loop Lole the world's big munition makers will be saved from scrapping their factories. That is the interpretations that some of those most deeply interested in the results of the conference give to tne Lodge appointment and his speech. It is believed that Senators Knox and Un derwood opponents of disarmament will also be appointed on the delegation. That prospect with the actual appoint ment of Lodge has redoubled the efforts of the women of the country to have one of their sex appointed. Without a woman on the American delegation they contend the conference i already doomed to failure. The friends of Senator Borah of Ida ho are asking why he has not been appointed. Borah has been the origin and inspiration of the whole movement It was his brilliant battle for his naval disarmament amendment to the naval appropriation bill that finally forced an unwilling senate to accept the amend ment and a reluctant President to call the conference, yet the crusader Borah is ignored and Lodge an opponent of the onlv sort of disarment that is held to be practical at this stage is chosen. No Use for Borah But Hardng has no more use for Borah as a delegate to this conference than he had for the Borah amendment. He did all that he as President possibly could do to kill that amendment." He sent for . Senator Poindexter, chairman of the naval appropriation ' committee and asked him to plunge the knife up to the hilt in the Borah amendment. It must not be allowed to pass. Mind you this amendment had no other object than the disarming of the great navies of Great Britain, the United States and Japan. But the President said that it as inopportune at this time and we ido not want it. ' But Borah had created vt ferment throughout the country. Women by tens of thousands had rushed to the telegraph offices with messages to their senators. The long distance telephone wires as far away as Denver, Colo. Augusta, Me., Jacksonville, Fla. and Houston. Texas, were singing with voices of mothers who had lost sons in the war in France.' The Democratic senators soon began to fall over one an other to -follow Borah's lead and when enough Republican senators had joined in the grand march to pass the amend ment, the President gave out the state ment that he had all along been work ing for the noble purpose that has anix mated the soul of the Idaho senator. But instead of calling . ay conference Norfolk Mirror Factory n. OMOnUNDRO, Owner Manufacturers of American and French Plate Mirrors We are specially equipped . to do LEADED ART GLASS f WORK FOR RESIDENCE & CHURCH WINDOWS V Write or 'phone us for informa tion. 'Phone Norfolk 22466 321 Brewer St. Aug.l2-13t for naval disarmament or the limitation of naval disarmament, he calls con ference , for general disarmament with Pacific problems thrown' in and invited France and 'Italy who has . no,, , pacific problems and China who has no1 navy to the conference. ; Thfe Borah plan was aimed at sDecific. practical results has been perverted to givfe the President the credit f the movement and to -defeat, it with impossible demands." Harding's Incapacity As Leader. The friends of the real limitation of armament point to the President's per version of Senatorf-Borah's move as a striking illustration, of Mr. Harding's in capacity as a leader. He not only shows no initiative but frown upon the one great clear, practical proposition that he is forced by public sentiment to take hold of. Then to make it unwork able he loads it down with side issues and appoints men on the delegation that must initiate the" program of the con ference, men who - will demand ah im possibility. If " the conference succeeds and the whole world is praying that it will it will be because the sentiment of the American people will compel suc cess. ' But the impression grows here ' that the men who wTill really, have the des tiny of .the conference in their hands are working to render it a failure. All the army and navy people when not openly are secretly fighting it. They ar gue that the failure of the movement is the only way to quiet the agitation for disarmament. They contend that disarmament would instantly result from friction. Two months ago Rep. E. W. Pou in, an interview given out in this corres pondence said that President Harding had no foreign policy. That he not only did not know what to do but did not want to do anything but keep his party together and drift. Nothing has occurred since that time to change Mr. Pou's opinion of the President. But if the conference is a failure, will it not give a death blow to ' the Harding adminis tration? WelL of. course it should and it probably will, but if it is a failure the men who will have made it so, will say that the. President was not in favor of it to begin with and that -hfe called it to demonstrate its failure. Either that or the failure will be put on some one else's shoulders. The real friends of disarmament Have begun to bestir themselves to have the conference sessions open to the public. The decision on that issue they believe will be a test of the success or failure of the conference. Tbere is an', over whelming majority of the American peo ple in favor of the reduction of arma ment but only in open session can they bring their influence to bear. A little classified ad costing you a cent a word will tell more than 15,000 readers of this newspaper what you have to sell or what you want to. buy. Mr. Vaughan, Farmer, Tells How He Lost Ail His Prize Seed Corn. 'Some time ago sent away for some pedigreed seed corn. Put it in a gunny sack and hung it on a rope suspended from roof. Rats got it all how beats me, but they did because I got 5 dead whoppers in the morning after trying RAT-SNAP." Three sizes, 35c, 65c, $1.25. Sold and euaranteed bv Culpepper Hardware Store, City Drug Store, G. W. Twiddv. John C. Bond. Edenton; W. A. Leggett, Edenton; Sawyer's General Store, Camden. ... ... t - V .. " ... . ' Gsurdiimer's IBread - '- - " - -w-..- - . .' ... . - : - . - ' -; :--.;.- .y ... - i .: '- ' '' Mail Orders Given 'i Prompt Attention V ' Blankets About Hklf Former Prices ' August Clearing- Sales are a splendid chance for housekeepers to secure- a supply of nice warm Blankets that will be needed next Winter. They can be bought now at just about half last year's prices.. Former $4.50 and $5 Cotton ! Plaid Blankets. They are of good me dium weight, size 66x80 inches. Just sixty in the lot, in a nice assort- ment of plaids. .- r.' ', ' ' -. ; :;'.7 . ' ' August Clearing Sale Price, $2.48 a pair. ' Foriner $5 and $6 Cottan Blanketswith the wool nap finish. Excel lent medium-weight Blankets, white with pink and blue borders, in sizes for both single and double beds. There are one hundred and sev enty pairs 'in this lot. v ', : August Clearing Sale Price, $2.98 a pair. : Former $8.75 to' $10 Part . Wool Blankets, in white with pink or blue borders, also a good collection of - plaids. They are of splendid weave, in size for double beds. . One hundred and forty, pairs in this lot.. - ' .." ; V . .:''. August Clearing Sale Price, $4.98 a pair. Main Street, Third Floor. 4 .' Clearing Summer Sport Silks the Best On$s Now $2.98 a Yard By the "best ones" we mean those formerly marked to sell for as much as $6 a yard. And what lovely fall wear ables .will be made from these Silks. This collection comprises such well-known SpOft 'Silks as the "Tally-Ho" Crepe, "Here-N-There" Crepe, "All Time" Crepe and' Sport Satins,. 40 inches wide, in a yide range of pleasing pattern effects and colorings. Now "all at this one Clearing Price, $2.98 a yard. $1.50 quality, 36-inch all silk white Hanon Pongees. August Clearing Price, $1.25 a yard. $2 quaUty, 36-inch all sSk Fou lards, shown in navy and black, with small designs. August Clearing Price, $1.59 a .yard. r ' $3 quality, 40-inch Black Satin Charmeuse, soft and lustrous and very popular for fall wear. August Clearing Price, $2.29 a yard. $2 quality, 27-inch all wool Bla-. zer Stripe Flannel, very popular for sport wear. Shown in lavender and . white, red and white, copen and white, and green and wkite. v August Clearing Price, $1.69 a yard. 36-inch Tricolettes, good qual ity, in plain and fancy weaves. Shown in black and colors. August Clearing Price, 98c? $L69, and $1.79 a yard. 40-inch all silk Crepe de Chine, j-ery good quality, for dresses and undergarments. Shown in white, ''flesh, pink, navy and black. August Clearing Price, $1.25 a .yard. , $3 quality, 54-inch all wool navy French Serge, very popular for the early fall dresses. v August Clearing Price, $1.98 a yard. Plume Street.First Floor - : . a fill W (MSf NORFOLK, VA. . ' $2 quality, 33-inch all silk Satin Stripe Men's Shirtings. August Clearing Price, $ 1 .25 a yard. $2 and $2.25 quality, 36-inch all f ilk Chiffon Taffetas, shown in a full line f the most , wanted ;shades. ' August Clearing Price, $1.89 a yard. $1.25 quality, 33-inch Natural Color Pongee, suitable for men's shirts, ladies' waists and dresses. August Clearing Price, 89c a yard. .$2 and $2.50 quality, 36-inch plaid and check Taffetas, suitable for dresses and skirts. Shown in black, white and colors. August Clearing Price, $ 1 .59 a yard. $2 quality, 36-inch all silk Mes aline, shown in light and dark shades, also black. - August Clearing Price," $1.69 a yard. $3.50 quality, 54-ineh black and white check Velour Skirting. Shown in three sizes of checks. Very popular- for the early fall wear. August Clearing Price, $1.98 a yard. ' " S2 quality, 40-inch all wool navy French Serge, very popular for children's dresses. v ' August Clearing Price, $ 1 .59 a yard..