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VOL. XIV. : NO. 701.
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
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. 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 $70; good
condition. J. P. ELLIOTT, Chapanoke,
N. C. . P-S-2-lt
Hathawav Savs c
. If you wear glasses, have
your- eyes and glasses both
examined from time to time,
and go to the place where you
can afford to pay a reason
able price for real prof essio-v.
nal work. Remember- your
eyes are your bread-winners.
.Take care of them. 5 ;r
v, You have your teeth ex-
. amined twice a year. Why
not you eyes ? They are
more important.,
Br. J. D. Hathaway
Optometrist !
Phone 999
Bradford Bldg.
1921.
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TWO ELIZABETH CITY
BOYS ADMITTED TO BAR
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, BARTLETT BRAXTON JONES
TWO Elizabeth . City boys were among
the successful applicants for law licens
es before the North Carolina Supreme
Court last week. Braxton Jones is a
son of Mr$. 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.
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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-
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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.
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