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ELIZABETH CITY HOSPITAL WILE OPffl ON M Miss pmily Allison of ; the oupermtendehtr An Efficient . Board of Directors ' The Elizabeth CHy Hospital, ' after three years of desuetude, Svill be. re-opened not'' later than Oct. 1, 1921. It is planned to op en the hospital by Sept. 20, but Oct. 1 is the most vlikely date. The hospital will be opened un der the management of Miss Emily C. Allison, of Qarkston, lich., a trained and capable su perintendent. Miss Allison is. 34 years old and a woman of marked business ability and personal charmV- She was for four years superintendent of St. Peters' Hospital in Charlotte, N. C, and has for the past six years been, the superintendent of . the " hospital at Pontiac, Mich. Miss Alli son will select her own staff "of nurses and will in every other way have a free hand in the management" of the hospi tal. She will be accountable only to the board of directors. - "The directors of the hospital will be the Board ..of Directors of the Elizabeth. City Chamber of Commerce. These are W. P. Tuff, Geo. F. Seyffert, Tay lor Grandy, J. B. Leigh, A. L. Pendle ton, J. C. Ehringhaus, Harry John son, Roscoe Foreman and II. G. Kra mer. These will have the active co operation of an advisory board of three physicians to be named by the Pasquo tank, Camden & Dare Medical Associa - tion. The Medical Association will call a meeting this week and name three of its members for thfs advisory board. With its board of directors composed ntirely of thie directorate of the Cham ber of Commerce the Elizabeth City Hospital -will have behind it some of the foremost" and best business brains in the community. A stronger board of directors could hardly be selected tor any business organization in the city. The hospital will be so conducted tbat no one may call it a doctors' hospital and no ' physician or surgeon will have any privileges-not accorded any other physician and surgeon. The hospital -wOI be open to the practice of all ie--credited physicians. One of the draw-backs o a success ful hospital here ia the past has been the dearth of surgical ability. Eliza ybeth City now has two surgeons whose services are available for cases coming to Elizabeth City. Dr. John Saliba, founder' of the Elizabeth City hospital and owner of the property, will retain Jais' residence here, locating , at the Southern Hotel. Dr. Mora S. Bulla, of Richmond, Ind., another experienced sargeon, has recently chosen Elizabeth CKtr as his home, with offices in the Hinton building. Neither Dr. Saliba norj Dr. Bulla will be located at the bospi taL Dr. Saliba has leased the hospital property to the Elizabeth City Munici pal Hospital Association for a period f two years and it is entirely out of his bands. " If the hospital is maintained on a paying basis these next two years an efort will be made to have the County Commissioners renew the lease or buy the property at the expiratin of the two years and continue the hospital as a county health center, which is what should be. The Elizabeth City Municipal Hospi tal Association will begin business with a capital of $15,000, represented by shares of $10 each held by hundreds of representative citizens, both white and colored, in this city and vicinity. The Chamber of Commerce started it and the Chamber of Commerce put it over. Most of the stojek was, in fact, sold thru the personal efforts of W. P. Duff, president, and Richard C. Job, secre tary of the Chamber of Commerce. The stock is payable in ten monthly install ments, the first payment being now due. The largest stockholder is Cha H. Robinson, president of-the First &- Cit izens National Bank. When it appeared -that it would be hard to raise the en tire $15,000 in small subscription, Mr. Robinson subscribed . for fifty shares of stock as an evidence of his faith ."in the propdsition and his desire to see the hospital re-oponed. Miss Allison, the superintendent, 'is expected to arrive in Elizabeth City on or before Sept. 10, and put the hospital in order for the opening. Three grad uate nurses will be employed to start." The superintendent is- expected to have her organization employed and on the ground when she arrives. "Short skirts. are a mark of freedom and not of vulgarity," Miss .Helen Louise Johnnson, of New York City, told the state convention of farmers and farm women at Raleigh this week. 'The whole face of ' the world will change when we realize that it is jusf . as much to ,be expected that a girl should make a living as that a man should," said Miss Johnson. "A defin ite earning occupation will change the girl, and her plumage will decline. Girls have been taught pre-eminently the art of pleasing in order to catch a husband. Dress has" been an important-part of this art. This explains so many wom en's pursuit of clothes." - W. H. Li. McLaurin, a former minis ter, was sentenced to 20 years in the State Prison, by the Superior Court, at Charlotte this week. McLaurin, 58 years old, was accused of making as saults on four small girls. Entered m Second Cites Matter at the Bl jimiiMui a. u.;. jnu u. BEFOREaOBER 1 Clarkston, Mic Will Be CONTRACTSFOR $100,OOOWLET New Buildings For State Nor mal To Be Started At Once Advertisements for bids for more than $100,000 of construe tion work for the Colored State Normal School at Elizabeth City will appear within the next few days and contracts for three new buildings, water works and sew erage disposal system wiH be let at an early date. . Actual con struction work will be gotten under way early this fall. Con tracts for-other work will be let before this work is completed. The new buildings for., the State Nor mal to be started at once, are an admin istration building, a model practice school and a home for the. principal. The administration building will, cost around $80,000 and will be in many respects the handsomest And most practical school building in Eastern North Caro Una. The building" will be two stories high and will have six class rooms, two labratories, library and principal's office on the first floor, and ten class rooms on the second floor. " The upper floor is reached by stairways at each corner of the building. Each class room has a well lighted and ventilated cloak room and lavatory facilities for both men and women are provided on both floors. A feature of the administration build ing will be an auditorium will be. 30 feet deep and 60 feet wide. In other words it will be a real stage. That auditorium will be the talk of the town when it is completed next summer. The new administration building . wOI replace the present administration build ing which was buOt aoot 20 years ago, The old administration bufldingwfii be-t remodled and made- a part of an enlarged. donatory for girl students. When this work is completed construction will be started on a dormitory for boys. The model practice school and the home for the principal to be built at once will cost about $5,000 each. The practice school, as its name implies, will be a model school in which' students" of the State Normal will fret actual exner- ience teaching. It will be in every way a model twoteacher country school, the buflding-and grounds designed to be an example for' rural school districts generally to follow. In addition to these buildings, the State Normal is to be provided with its own water and sewerage systems. The details of these are now being worked out and contracts will be let soon. The architect for the school is J. A, Salter of Raleigh. Mr. Salter was in Elizabeth City Tuesday of this week and his plane were approved by the Board of Trustees of the State Normal in session here Tuesday, Aug. 29. ' - '- ALDERMEN PROPOSE TO GIVE US NE STREETS Would Reclaim Several Acres of Idle Land in Heart of City Now . Several acres of real estate in the very heart of the city, now hardly avail able for the best residential or business purposes, may be reclaimed if plans of the present Board of Aldermen mature. The property in - question lies, between Road and Poindexter streets and Pearl and Matthews streets. Several Alder men are in favor of extending McMor rine St. from Matthews St. to Pearl St., thru the old Kramer Bros, mill prop erty. They would also make a -new East and West street, prpbably a con tinuation of Cedar St-, from Road St. thru to Poindexter St. A committee is to be appointed to work out the details of such an improvement and report to the Aldermen. - NEW GOODS ARRIVES AT McCABE & GRICE MpCabe & Grice tell the readers of this newspaper this week of the first notable arrival of fall merchandise. Be lieving that wholesale pces have about attained their, downward limit Mr Mc Cabe, who has just returned from a two weeks' buying trip, has bought heavily fo"r .'every department of McCabe & Grice and visitors to that store will not find scanty and depleted stocks waiting for something to happen. These are busy days at McCabe" & Gtice this, week, opening up new goods and, . adjusting things generally to the new arrivals and new prices. Mr. ' McCbe lodks forward confidently, to a good fall ' trade.- 'Be lieving that most people have held off buying until .. thgy must Tiegin to replen ish their wardrobes; Mr. McCabe has bought .a, fall stock ' that off ers a wide, variety to choose from. If this . store doesn't do a big business this fall, it will not be because theyhaven't 'the goods. , . i Poat-offic ELIZABETH CiTY, N.VC FRIDAY, SEPT. 2, XU08 NowCle mmmmm . HON. ERNEST LI MR. SAWYER succeeded to the office Pasquotank County on Sept. I, upon the accepted a position as assistant cashier Mr. Sawyer was formerly Prosecuting that office from Feb. 1919, until a few an appointment to fill the unexpired office would have expired 'Dec. I, 1922. election to 'the office in the general election next year. -Ernest L. Sawyer, was for eight years judge of the Recorder's Court in this county and is otherwise qual ified for the office of Clerk of the Superior Court. In fact, in lookfmg around for a successor Mr. Little chose Judge Sawyer because; of his familiarity with courthouse records and his peculiar ability as an office lawyer. - He is expected to prove a worthy successor to a man a period oi eleven years. - NEGRO FARRIERS ON THE INCREASE Rapidly Supplanting Whites on Farm Lands , In North .. . '. Carolina' While the" lateTeimis" sbowe-the Ne gro population oi ixortn varouna on the decrease the same census shows that Negro farmers are on the increase in North Carolina and are rapidly sup planting white farmers in the Coastal Plain counties. Farms operated by Negroes in North Carolina increased 16.2 per cent in the last ten years, while farms operated by white farmers in creased only 2.S per cent. Here is the per cent of increase of Negro farmers in the following Northeastern counties: Gates : , . : 46.1 Washington 46.1 Martin . 26.4 Perquimans 22.8 Beaufort 20.3 Currituck . 15.2 Bertie . ' :- 14.7 Camden - 11.5 Pasquotank . - 10.5 Hertford 5.8 Chowan : .8 A decrease is shown only in the coun ties of Tyrrell and Hyde in Northeast ern North Carolina. Tyrrell's decrease in Negro farmowners is 2.1 per cent; Hyde's 15.8. To give some idea of the rapidity with which Negroes are supplanting whites as farmers, the University of North Carolina News Letter offers the fol lowing facts: "Ten years ago the Negroes in Le noir were 44.9 per cent of all people. To-day they are 443 per cent. But dur ing this ten-year period Negro farmers increased 71.6 , per cent while . white farmers increased only 9.6 per cent. The Negro farmer gain was nine times the white, gain. - "Or again take Wilson, the great to bacco county. The Negro population ratio is almost exactly the same to-day as it was ten years ago. uut during the "ten-year, period Negro farmers in creased 57.9 per cent, while white farm ers gained only -16.4 per cent. In Pitt, another great tobacco county, the farms operated by whjte farmers increased 6.4 per cent,-while Negro farmers are 54.6 per cent more than ten years ago. In Greene county, the Negro farmers 'in creased five times as rapidly as white farmers. In Gates county the Negro farm operators increased seven times as rapidly as white. The white farm ers of Scotland decreased 9.2 per cent while Negro farmers increased 47.5 per cent. There are to-day more than twice as many colored farmers in Scotland as" white farmers. Edgecombe is a great farm county but the Negro farmers gained more than four times as rapidly as white farmers. In Washington coun ty the white farmers gained 2.4 per cent while the Negro gains was -46.1 per cent, or around twenty times as great. Wayne is another great farm county and here the Negro gain in farm operators was 42.5. per cent against,. 15.3 per cent for white's." : ; ; '-x Dr. J. . W. Taylor, a prominent op tometrist "of Greensboro, who was giv en 12 months on the roads recently for inhuman treatment of his wifej got an other twelve months'; sentence this week for immoral conduct with a MissClara Sanders and (Mrs. J. H. Harrell. ' The two women -were fined $300 each. All took an appeal. - . NWOOD SAWYER of the Clerk" of fthe Superior Court of resignation ol Geo. R. Little, who has with the Carolina Banking & Trust Co Attorney for the County, having occupied weeks ago, when he resigned to accept term oft Mr. Little, Mr. Little's term of Mr. Sawyer will be a candidate , for who served the office most efficiently for ; J" MEANS MOkE HOMES TO BE BUILT IN THIS CITY Building & Loan. Association Opens New . Series of Stock To-Morrow , -Beats Bank Savings v. Series of v The Thirteenth shares - of the Albemarle Building' & Loan Associa' tion of this city will, open tomorrow, Saturday,'; Sept. :2. ' It is confidently be Keyed that 1,80?' tor 2,X,shaMsof this senesjjriiyte5 home builders. The Building & Loan was started in this city- in March, 1916 and the idea is only beginning to take hold.. The. As sociation has never done enough, adver Using to put across the idea that money in the Building & Loan is worth twice as much as money in the bank. But that is exactly the "case.- Banks pay four per cent interest on savings. The Building & Loan pays six per cent. Bank savings are . taxable. Building & Loan stock is not taxable. After paying taxes the bank, depositor realizes about two per cent on his sav ings. Tne investor in iJuiiaing & xxan stock pays no taxes and gets his six per cent net. ( Building & Loan shares are sold in denominations of $100. A subscriber pays for his stock at the rate of 25 cents per share per week. One thous and dollars in the Building & Loan is paid for at the rate of $2.50 a week. One who puts money into the Build ing & Loan may become a borrower and borrow money to build a home of his own. Or if not interested in build ing' for himself, he can let his money stay in the Building & Loan and help some one else to build. Every dollar that gods, into the Building & Loan As sociation is employed in building new homes in Elizabeth City and secured by the best real estate values in the city. The more building and loan stock sold, the more homes built in Elizabeth City, the ' more business for the lumberman, the brick manufacturer, the hardware dealer, . the painter,' the carpenter, the plumber, and every one who- thrives 'by building. ' - SPEAKS TO ODD FELLOWS P. H. Williams, Past Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of L O, O. F. will speak to the members of Achoree Lodge, No. 14, L O. O. F. at their hall in this city this evening, Friday, Sept. 2, at 8 o'clock. FOB SALE 1 Pritqhard Pea Picker; second hand; will sell for $70; good condition. J. P. ELLIOTT, Chapanoke, N. C. . P-S-2-lt Hathawav Savs c . If you wear glasses, have your- eyes and glasses both examined from time to time, and go to the place where you can afford to pay a reason able price for real prof essio-v. nal work. Remember- your eyes are your bread-winners. .Take care of them. 5 ;r v, You have your teeth ex- . amined twice a year. Why not you eyes ? They are more important., Br. J. D. Hathaway Optometrist ! Phone 999 Bradford Bldg. 1921. ja.- hbwiu TWO ELIZABETH CITY BOYS ADMITTED TO BAR ? ' ' 9 ': .? , BARTLETT BRAXTON JONES TWO Elizabeth . City boys were among the successful applicants for law licens es before the North Carolina Supreme Court last week. Braxton Jones is a son of Mr$. D. M. Jones of this city and a graduate of trinity. Mr. Jones has not determined where he will hang out his shingle, being. -undecided between Elizabeth City and that other live East ern North Carolina burg7the city of Kinston. , . ' .. ' j ' JOHN HUBBARD HALL, JR. MR. HALL is the son of ReV. and Mrs. John H. Hall, Sr., of this city. He was bora at Bynum, Chatham County, N. but TCalls Elizabeth City . home because bis, : MroAtsavsJtaar thalr resides ce bars for several years and his two sis ters married bore. ' They ar Mi's. W. A. Brock and Mrs. M. B. Sawyer. Young Mr. Hall is a graduate of the State Col lege and took the law course at Trin ity. He has not decided jnst where he will locate, there being several attrac tive openings beckoning to him. WANTS ALKRAMA THEATRE OPENED EVERY SUNDAY But Would Have Religious Speakers and Sacred Music Instead of Moving Pictures N Loomer Bodgers, secretary of . P. H. Williams' big men's bible class . in the City Road M. E. Sunday School, has started a movement toprganize a series of Sunday afternoon meetings to run thru the fall and winter. It 'is Mr. Rodgers'-idea that all the f preachers, teachers vand religiously minded in Eliz abeth City get together and arrange for a regular Sunday afternoon interdenom inational religious service. The idea would be to use the Alkrama Theatre for such meetings and to have a dif ferent speaker and a special musical program every Sunday. Local speakers would be used at first, and as the meet-: ings prospered, the organization "would reach out and bring in prominent min isters and religious workers from other cities and states. Mr. Rodgers would like to hear from those- interested. , DUCK HUNTERS HANDED ANOTHER HARDK WALLOP Bag Limit Must Comprise .Birds Killed By Persons I ncluding v Car riers Among the notable changes made in the Federal migratory bird treaty reg ulations this year is an amendment re stricting the bag . limit to birds killed by persons including carriers' This amendment provides that tne daily bag limit of any person shall now. include "all birds taken by any other person who for hire accompanies or as sists him in taking migratory Diras." This will put an end to the abuse or privileges i under the regulations regard ing the prescribed daily bag; limits by persons who claim that birds were killed by guides accompanying them.. - It has been customary heretoiore ior hunter to take one or more other persons along with him on a gunning expedition and bring back his allotted bag of - 25 ducks and eight geese for every person in the party. While the gunner was limited to .25 ducks for him self, if he wanted 50, 7o or iuu qucks, he would Jake one'two or three attend ants' along with him. Under the nfew regulations he -mustn't do that , any more. .. .. ' - ;"' '' ' Another amendment to the, regulations forbids the shooting of game from air planea law-, already in effect: in North Carolina.- . ; '. i. : ' A summary of both Federal and fetate game laws as revised to date has just been issued, by the U. S. Biological Sur vev and may, be obtained thru that de partment or thru one's Congressman. 1 j j I -- y i, Tiri.rii.n;?. ...... OU AUUUWU1 tJicy . ij. FOUR MONTHS WORK ON HAND FOR THE ELIZABETH CITY SHIP YARaCO, Means Steady; Employment For Ship Carpenters and a Good Weekly Pay Roll For . Local" Circulation . GRAY IS AUTHOR OF BOTTLE NOTE Dare County v Fisherman Started That Pirate Story . on Wreck of Jthe Deering .: - It was Christopher ; Columbus Gray, -a" fisherman at JJuxton,: N. C. who faked arid; put in a bottl a note that' set the maritime world and the newspapers: crazy several montns ago, it was Christopher Columbus Gray who had the ' Department of Com merce and the U. $. Navy scour ing the seas for ; pirates. Gray L has been officialTy - declared rer sponsible for the famous note in the bottle which added .the final touch of mystery- to the strange wreck of the Carroll xAI Deering. The Department of " Commerce has fixed it on Gray and the rest of the story is told in the Wash- ington (D. C.) Herald, as fol-. tows : - ' : 'r- . -. ' .. ' . Wants Federal Job. "The desire for a government job, it is stated, led. Gray to perpetrate a hoax which resulted in the scduring : of the Atlantic by the Navy yand - the Coast Guard, engaged the attention of five government departments and interested the entire country. " "The Carroll A. Deering, out of Bath, Me.I was found ashore on a Diamond Shoals, Cape Hatteras, January 29 last, under circumstances so. mysterious that her case was likened to that of the -Marie Celeste, long one ot the unsolved mysteries of the sea. - , "When later a note was -reported to have been found washed ashore in a bottle stating 'that the Deering had been captured, by an "oil-burning boat sometbg lika . a submarine , chaser" which . had captured all the . crew; the government began to take an 'interest in the case. "- - . r ; " r "The- interest t was heightened " when Miss Lulu Wprmwell, . daughter of the master of the vessel, presented to the Department of Commerce evidence that the note in the bottle was in the hand writing of the mate and apparently gen uine. "Th'e departments of State, "Navy, Justice and the Treasury began an in vestigation, and with the disappearance of a number of other-vessels in the same vicinity,1 it was hinted that 'Soviet pirates' might be responsible. . "Ijawrence Richey, special assistant to Secretary Hoover, was put in charge of the government's investigation, and it is bis discovery ,jnade public. last night which has .practically written finish' to the chapter. . -- r - - As described by Richey, the solution of the mystery has many of the ele ments of a ' detective masterpiece. Served - In . Navy ; . ", "Unfortunately many of . the. early phases of the investigation cannot be made public, but suffice to say that gov ernment handwriting experts of the Navy and Treasury identified the note as having been written by " Gray, who formerly ' served -several ; enlistments in the Navy. : -V'y. Gray, it was learned, had applied for a position in the lighthouse service of the Department of . Commerce. Desir ing to discredit the lighthouse staff at Cape Hatteras" in the hope that he might create a vacancy to be filled by his ap- pointmenthe- seized -the wreck of the Deering as an opportunity. , - "The finding of the note, it was hoped by Gray, would cause a reflection upon the Coast Guard and the staff of the lighthouse- who bad been unable to solve the mystery. -Confronted by the :. evi dence in the possession of Richey, -Gray confessed, it, was. ftated, to having writ ten .the note." - y - ACCUSED OF TAKING - - ANOTHER MANS WIFE Tom Evani To Stand Trial Second Time At Currituck Court s ; The fall term of the Superior Court of Currituck County -for .the trial of criminal and civil cases wfll,eonvene at Currituck C. H.," Monday, September 5. The Judge presiding veill be ' Hon. J. Lloyd Horton,of Farmville,' Pitt. -County, .who is the youngest Superior. Court Judge in. the ' state . and probably , the youngest man to have ever been elected to "the Superior Court judiciary in' North Carolina Judge" Horton is 28 years old. Because of his ,outh, - therolder lawyers in the district w;ere not enthusiastic' over Judge Hortpn at first,' but in the few months' that,; he has. been on vthe bench he has won the Respect and. admiration of the bar' wherever, he has held Court. There - are few cases of importance to come before the Court at Currituck nexi"";week;; The one i1 case ' promising anything like asehsation!, is the case , of the State against Tom , Evans, a young white man 'charged with ' the crime of enticing and harboring the wife of an- $10 A YEAR The Elizabeth City Ship Yard Co! with more than 100 men on its pay rolls at its two yards , in this , city, has enough 7 work on hand at. the present time to keep ; its present .force' employed 'f or four month's.' .Any concern, that has it?ur months work booked ah,ead at the present moment needn't worry overmuch about the" outlook for 1922, The fact -that ? the j Elizabeth City Ship Yard Company has four months work on its yards means much for;.theshipbuildUig' industry at . Elizabeth City and . should be welcome news indeed to-- mer chants and. others dependent up on the continued operation 6f ev ery; Elizabeth City industry, ; - There are at this- time 28 pieces of floating equipment on the ways and at the docks - of- the Elizabeth City Ship Yard Co. for repairs of every sort, from the scraping and repainting of a hull "to the installation of . boilers' and engines. Twenty pieces of this equipment are thi property-, or James etewart & juo., o New York City. . . . " James Stewart & Co. are one of the biggest construction firms in the United States, and have maintained "a ' great fleet of barges, pile drivers dredges and hoisting machines in Hampton. Roads, where this" company has , handled mil lions of dollars of. government, contracts. This company, in seeking a fresh water harbor for idle, equipment found at Eliz abeth City ' both an ideal harbor and ship yards capable of handling their re pair work efficiently and at attractive prices. Guy Pinner, a former Elizabeth City boy, holds an executive, -position with the Stewart organizations and was instrumental in bringing Elizabeth City , to the attention' of. his firm. . '- Some Interesting Craft The waterfront pf the Elizabeth City Ship - Yard Co. ' presents an interesting. sight to visitors to-day. One beholds there a very forest of masts, smoke stacks and pile-driver legs. There ' are -several pile, drivers, one of them tow.er- Ing Binety jeefc -above - the ;water. There are pile drivers that drive piles straight down, and pile drivers that drive piles aslant. There' are ponderous , hoistiog -machine s concrete mixers and other odd craft. Among' other equipment sent here by Stewart & Co. for repairs :is one of . its floating hotels or boarding houses. Thia two story craft has 30.. bed . rooms, - kitchen, dining-room, lobby, office and shower baths.' It is eteam heated, electric lighted and has hot and cold running water., r i V 1 Besides -the work for the . Stewart company, the Elizabeth City Ship Yard Co. is doing extensive repairs on, eight other craft. Among these is the boardC- , ing boat Murray, from the U. D. Qua-., antine Station inHamption Roads; - the tug Juniper, owned by Norfolk interests ; the steamer Guide from Edentonj and the schooner Jessie Irving from New . Bern All of this is out of town work, . bringing '. thousands ot ; dollars to " Eliza- ; beth City v every week fos material and ; labor. And that isn't all of it. Every steamer, schooner, barge or ' what not that' comes to Elizabeth City for . re pairs usually brings . a crew with it that adds so much to Elizabeth City's float ing population weekly and makes business- for Elizabeth City stores. "Boat crews eat heartily and sometimes buy clothes. : . -: n -n J t. - M it.. T7l ; 11118 wees loojung ior more wr im n yards and he looks for a revival of bus iness something like that enjoyed in war times when the payroll of his yards here, ram from; 5)00 tol$10,000; a weefcT V- ' , , as. A lil-l XV. x. toiler, jireoiucui . uit-jauM-v , ?;i beth' City Ship Yard Co., is in New York : ;v jjm j namperen oy onanow waior. : . . The Elizabeth City Ship Yard Co. was founded by Mr. Cotter in 1917. Hid son Robert M. Cotter is .associated with him as secretary-treasurer of the com pany and he .has another son coming , on, W. A. Cotter, who will shortly at- , j; tain his. majority and take an executive. , ; position .with the company. . The - Cot- . i ters have done much for Elisabeth City , '. since they came here and would do even I bigger things were they not handicapped . r by the shalldwness of our" inland water . routes Under favorable conditions, they j can get .no vessel of more than twelve j i foot, draught via the Government Inland ; , ; 1 Waterway. Vessels of not more than ,9 . " foot draught lean be brought to thia ? r - ; city via the -Lake Drummond CanaL S; Ship building at Elizabeth City; is thus u :, ! confined to craft of light draught With 4 deeper waterways the Cotters might bring millions here - instead of thous ands.' " '. " " -' ",' WANTED Furnished - room or . rooms for- light - housekeepering; , middle aged couple: no children. Address W. A. SCHAFFTER,' P. p.Sept.2-lt . . O. Box' 422. other man. The" State charges ; that Evans lured the wife of Mark Grandy to- Norfolk and there lived 'with her and her. two children for several weeks. Evans was brought to trial at the last term; of Court in Currituck and the case resulted in,' a mistrial at that time. ! I ! I mm :.'nif. i! .it it 4