Newspaper Page Text
I \ - ? v.i.
? ? a y U I .... 1; i ? J Jfcate jlbraiir $j ? lialei^h F 0 | |j | A NEWSPAPER ) jl UitJ _ the Independent ~=sri ??C1TV, N. C.. ___^FOLLOW,NC I 10!" VXM *? Thirty-Hour Week Would Put j Local Labor on Starvation Pay "Ruinous," "utterly impracticable" "loaded -it'n ihiiiamite' and similar words and phrases are applied tn fl,(' p)'?V0ised 30-hour week by local manu j0rhnres. who are of the firm opinion that, instead j, ?(/j ir'/ more employment, the bill will force count I industrial concerns to close down and will actu dihjcoa* >?<>rc unemployment. Opinion is that the\ peek mill be a severe body blow to local in-1 j I till*! I 'J , . I The proposed bill is designed to 11> ve iwr: oi the wo.k of those who no* employed to those who are, I unemployed. I: calls for a five day , I wo-kir.J w?? and a six-hour work I I jiv Because so many industries I cmply could no: cerate on such, I -me schedule, it is estimated that I I - J manufacturers will have to I f'molov more men in order to get the I same amour.: of work done per week I a.- rs now clone. I William Green, president of the I ....... in ration of Labor, terms j I a blow a: the vital spot of un-J I employment. I Tn operation." .said he. "it will, I create work opportunities for mil I teas of idle working men and wo I s?r.. It represents the first real; I practical step on the part of the . I pre rumen: to constructively deal I V.th the problem of unemploy-J I Ccr.eressm.in R. T. Rainey. speak I of tne Hom e, says "There is a lot I of dynamite in that bill." and I -.tier? are a lot of complications." I Local industrialists, including C.; I o Rob:n<en. of the Elizabeth City I Hosiery Mill.-. W. J. Pell o: the Pell I Paper Box Co.. J. E. Weatherly o." \ I w H Weatherly & Co.. J. \V. Fore-) I of Foreman-Blades Lumber Co.. I ad Noah 3 irl >o: of the Pasquotank I Hxery Mill, are alarmed at the I vo-pec: of enactment of such a, I legislative measure and assert thai I . wtll be well-nigh ruinous, both to I themselves and to their employes. I T> the Foreman-Blades Lumber I company. the 30-hour week will b? I Isv-trottv Steam cannot be kept I ii :r. the lumber drying kilns of j the mill dur.ng a six-hour day. If; oil:passed, ihis concern would have to enrage a full new crew of T.m to work an additional six hours tn order to keep up steam, else it would have to suspend operations. Company officials say the latter course probably would be followed. they can ill afford to increase their payroll under present condi tion. To Weathcry & Company, the bill *.ii mean a drastic curtailment of operations. This company, too. is naraiy nbl.- to handle a larger pay roll jtbt now. Besides, candy-mak es are feu and far between and. ? ::: now. the company has to en . -'it0 m-ut two or three weeks before ihey are needed so that they can break them in." Weatherly could not keep up its production during 130-he.;r week and probably could -o: find another crew of candv aaicer. ^.e:i if they company could afford them. I Ar.d .-<> it goes with practically I ?very industry in Elizabeth City. I In? 30-hour week spells more un I employment locally. I A laborer or unskilled workman I wao now getting a dollar a day I and. working ten hours per day I probably would have his daily wage I cut to sixty cents if he worked only I six hours a day. Employers could I cot afford to pay two men one dol 11? each to do the work that one I ?ar. has been doing for the same I *a?e. Present daily wages could ? cot or would not be maintained un ? der the 30-hour week. The result I *ould o* that employes who are Brow barely eking out an existence H would be compelled to seek assist ance from the relief organizations l*cd those now on the charity list B*'ao would gain employment would require some charity. I To the working man. this pro ? measure will not be beneficial. H-ocaliv. at least. To the industries ? ?' can mem but two things?suspen o: operations or increasing the ??*?ifig p.ice of their products so ?'.cat they can offset the increased H'"-'' of |)roduction. If the latter is Pnce. they will not be able to com 0 *ith imported products. It M-wks like the 30-hour week carries be:o:;t> uid plenty of troubles ?tot local labor and local industry. H Elizabeth Citv manufacturers say ?he-v cat. not and would not pay a hour wage for a six hour day. 'hey worked two shifts they deeply split the present daily betwen the two shifts. Piece ^B?rkers would not have their piece raised, they would merely have ^Bncir hours cut to give room for ?tner Piece workers. W-^Pie^ntahve Weaver this week Wi-r,xiiic=d bill t0 compiete the ^?jjrchaoe of lands for the Great '?.m'<v Mountains National Park. ?J "JPa-xi'ic ask- for a loan of S2. f *2? ?? -ui the R I c. to be u^ed Ml ^?r-~ Carolina and Tennessee l^F* -ats purpose. Praised Oncej For Something He Didn't Do As a result of the decision of the House Committee on Accounts to permit bottled beer i:i the House restaurant, after a dry period of :?U years duration. Lindsay Warren, chairman of the Committee on Accounts, has received widespread publicity a n d commendation, (ieorge 1*. Brown. Washing:on correspondent for Universal Service, sent the fol lowing story to the Hearst news papers on the eve of the committees action: "If the House Committee on Ac counts tomorrow decides in favor of gantbrinus over the dome, ana thirsty solons can case their parch ed tonsils hereafter with a bit o. b^c" 20 years, almost to a da>. w.U have passed since the demon rum. of any percentage, was officially banished from the sacred prec.nts of the Capitol. -Hence all expectant eyes turn eagerly toward a son of the Tar Heel State, whom fate has put in.o i a position of commanding respon sibility. iu this groat national crisis. | "As chairman of the Committee on Accounts, the Hon. Lindsay Carter I warren, of Little Washington. North Carolina, will largely determine the i-to be or not to be" of beer in the I House restaurant. Thus it becomes a matter oi more than national con 1 cern?of international concern, what manner of man this outstand ing statesman, upon whom at this moment are focused the eyes so to i speak, of the universe, may be. i -Let it be said at once, for the benefit of all thirsting souls, that the news is of a cheerful charade.. The Hon. Lindsay, praised be tne 1 Gods on high Olympus, by the pei j versity of that hard luck which now I actays dogs the steps of all drys ' from Bishop Cannon up, happens ) to be the only wet in the entire Tar ' Heel delegation. I "Fortunately the decision as to : beer or not to beer, in the Capitol, ithus rests in the hands of a gen ! tleman who is a man first and a : uwycr afterwards. Affable and : friendly, he is the kind of a bird ' who would enjoy seeing another hu i man being enjoy himself. "So it looks mighty like beer, ! after a drought of 30 even years The writer of the above thou^ i ! he had a good story, no doubt, but I he took a few things for granted. , For instance. Lindsay Warren is no [ the only wet in the entire Tar He delegation. How about "Buncombe i Bob' Reynolds? In fact, Lindsay 'Warren could hardly be called a wet. I And he did not have anything to do with his committees decision to a low beer in the House restaurant. He stated that, personally, he was opposed to thus proposal, but he realized that a majority of the mem bers wanted it. He did not vote on j the matter. Went 300,000 Miles On His Mail Routes Solomon Irving Pool, who retir 'ed on March 31st as rural mail car i rier in this county after 30 years of | service, traveled nearly 300.000 . miles, or 12 times the distance around the world at the equator, on : his mail route. Mr. Pool became a rural mail car irier on March 2, 1903, when rural ! free delivery was first instituted in I this county. He was then carrier en > Route One, Weeksville. This was a ! 25-mile route, and he remained or | it until 1917, covering around 125. 000 miles on this route. He wa then transferred to Route Two ' Elizabeth City, a 27-mile route ? He carried the mail on Route Twc i from 1917 until his retirement twc | weeks ago. traveling 160.000 mile; -on this route. ! Mr. Pool recalls when the rura j free delivery first started how the 1; people down around Weeksville '! were amused at what they called i j "traveling postoffice." He ther ? THEY SOLD THE CHUMCH TO PAYj THE PREACHER Oak Ridge Baptist church j in Camden county, is no more, This substantial edi fice in which three genera tions of Camdenians have worshipped has been reduc ed to lumber and its former I communicants compelled to I [look elsewhere for spiritual ' comfort. 1 Cak Ridge Baptist church, be tween Old Trap and Riddle, built in 1895, was once a fairly prosper ous church as small country church es go. But good roads and autcmo-i biles weaned it of a lot of its niem-| bers and the hard times of recent [ years impoverished most of those I who were left. The only preacher they could afford was a supply from i the big Shiloh Baptist church in a neighbouring community. Twice a month or every other Sunday the Rev. J. Sam Johnson of Shiloh came over and preached at Oak Ridge. This extra service in no way [ ? interferred with his ministerial services at Shiloh where he preach ed in the morning. He preached at Oak Ridge in the afternoon and it he used the same sermon he used at Shilch it was okeh with the Oak Ridge congregation. ' But times became so hard in the Oak Ridge community that the con gregation got months behind in the pay of the preacher. The preacher r insisted upon being paid. And so i they put the church, its piano, itt chairs and benches and pulpit on the auction block and knocked it all off to high bidders. They got $100 for the church. 350 for the piano and several dollars for the seats and benches. Rev. J. Sam Johnson got paid off. In fact he was there at the sale, a personally interested spectator. Mrs. Milton Kight, cf Riddle, a sister of our assistant postmaster J. L. Needham was the high bidder for the building, buying it in partly fo: sentimental reasons and partly be cause she had use lor "its boards and timbers. Band Won't Be Sans Bass Drum Sunday It looked for a while as tho the Elizabeth City Municipal Band would be compelled to jet along without a bass drum in its premier , concert cn the courthouse square on Easter Sunday afternoon at two o'clock, but everything's all right now and the band is all pepped up and rarin' to go. A bass drum was ordered on ap proval recently, but Elizabeth City's bank was closed when the drum arrived and it was not unitl last week that the committee named to raise the funds with which to pay for the drum could function. Mean while the time for sending the drum (back drew near. The drum and express charges amounted to nearly i $35.00. Seeing that they could not get the money before the date on which the drum was to be paid for jor returned, the committee wrote I for a few days' extension. To date, around $25.00 has been raised, and , it is hoped that the balance will ?be subscribed within a few days. So the band will have a drum for its concert, even if it hasn't be6n j paid for. i The concert program appears else where in this newspaper and those I who are to attend should clip this | program and carry it with them. |?A jury Monday convicted three former officials of the closed Chero keae Bank of Murphv of violating State banking laws. E. A. Davidson, (78-year-old president and his son, J. W. Davidson, a director, were sen j tenced to serve five to eight years I each in State's prison. E. D. Storey. | the cashier, was given from three to five years. All appealed and the Davidson's bonds were set at $5,000 and Storey's at $3,000. The indict ments arose out of excessive loans . to J. W. Davidson. .??James Johnson. Negro, who last 4th of July shot and killed his sweetheart, Virginia Leach, as she lay sleeping in her bed in her fath er's home near Raeford, and then made his escape into South Caro , lina, has been arrested in Dillon County, S. C., and has confessed , his crime. His case is expected to . come up at the April 24 term of ; court. . I drove an old-fashioned mail wagon > I which was painted in flashy colors >|and which created considerable ex > citement on Weeksville, Route One for a while. I Mr. Pool retired at the age of 63 ! after completing 30 years of service i as a mail carrier. He had the i option of serving for two more years II but elected to retire. Floating Palace Leaves Eliz. City After Five Months Remindful of the sailing of an ocean liner from a North River pier in New York City was the departure from the, yacht piers of the Elizabeth City Iron Works & Supply Company on Riverside Ave. j of the yacht Avalanche on Wednesday morning, shortly j after eight o'clock. The Avalanche, a veritable float ing palace, arrived here last Nov- | ember 15. went out of commission j and tied up pending further orders j from the owner, Anson W. Hard, ai retired New York capitalist. Thej order came thru last week, and the i Avalanche left here Wednesday J mo.ning enroute to New York City. > where it will go in commission until j [ next fall, at least. The Avalanche is one of the larg est and most luxurious yachts ever j seen here. It is 154 feet long and | nas a 24-foot beam. It is powered by two 600 h.p. Winton diesel engines i ?and has a speed of 15 knots. The' owner's quarters include six state rooms. four baths, a smoking room. ,i living room and a dining room. The yacht is equipped wtih all modem engineering devices, such as the gyro-compass, automatic steer ing. etc. The total cost when built was around $400,000. The crew which was on the Avalanche when she .'-ailed from he e Wednesday was as follows: Jack Lewis, captain: Thomas Cav ey. mate; John B. Hazzard. chief engineer; Crcighton Lohnes, second I mate; H. G. Thompson, assistant engineer; F. W. Schrom. assistant engineer. Reginald Lohnes. sailor; i Barl Breg, sailor; Bjorn Benjamin ion, sailor; Ernest Paulin, chef, and John Everett, waiter. Everett is a local boy. Lewis. Hazzard, Thompson andj Creighton Lchnes are the only mem bers of the crew remained aboard the : yacht ali winter. They madij num-! eroi's friends here and thoroly en- j joyed their stay in the clty.^yVll of: them expressed regret at leaving and j expressed their praise of Elizabeth: City and their appreciation of the; icourtesies and kindnesses that have} been accorded them during the j months they were here. A good many persons went aboard the yacht Wednesday morning toj bid the crew farewell and bon voy- j age. And when the lines were cast! off and the yacht's decp-throated j whistle blew thrice for the draw- ? bridge, there was much shooting of I farewells and waving of hands and handkerchiefs both from the pier '? | and from the yacht. Half a dozen members of the Sanders family, owners of the ship yard where the Avalanche has been tied up. went as far as Norfolk on the yacht. Wilson Sanders and Ernest Sanders went on to New York aboard the yacht. The Ava lanche is scheduled to reach New Must Not Spend; $75,000 Without! Public's Okeh Employing the very same argument which the Public Utilities Commission used as an excuse for non-compliance with the request-of the Young Men's Civic Club that the local electric light rate by re duced from 12c to 8c per kilowatt hour, two members of the Y. M. C. C. won a vic tory over the P. U. C. last Fri day night. The Utilities Commission appear ed before the City Council on Fri day evening to ask that body to pass an ordinance permitting the bor rowing of $75,000 from the Recon struction Finance Corporation and .the issuance of City bonds in like amount. The money was to be used in another attempt to obtain a salt free water supply for Elizabeth City. The idea was to dig shallow wells and tap a suitable strata of water from two to three miles west of the town. State and U. S. geolo gists had made surveys thruout the county and had said that this parti cular place would furnish the town with fresh water for many years to conip The City Council apparently was disinclined to oppose the ordinance. A motion to repeal a previous bond ordinance of $25,000 for a like pur pose passed with only one dissent ing vote, L. B. Armstrong. Another motion preliminary to the actual bond ordinance was likewise passed. Then the motion to pass the bond ordinance was made by Council man E. C. Conger and seconded by C. V. Ballard. Mayor Flora asked Clerk John H. Snowden to call the roll. At this point, Norman E. True blood, chairman of the Young Men's Civic Ciub. and Keith Saunders, a member of the utilities committee leaped to their feet and asked to be heard. Their argument was simply this: The City and its taxpayers are now saddled with an outstand ing bonded indebtedness amouhttng to $1,850,000. Both the city and the Public Utilities Commission have defaulted on bond payments within the past six months. Why increase the bonded indebtedness at this time, when what we already have is more than we can carry? The people will have to bear the heavier indebtedness and the result ant higher taxes, and the people will have to suffer the inconvenience and damage of excessively salty water. There is to be a municipal election on Tuesday, May 9, only a month off. Why not give to the people the right to decide which of the two evils they wish to be foist ed upon them? If the people want iContinued on Page Eight) York Friday morning. It is thought that it will return here next fall to tie up again. <~r A^irv eV<BAI\JK CLERK THE SOOA dCRKER THE OLD ROOT OF ALL EVIL "What arc you reading?" asked, the Bank Clerk who found the Soda j Jerker pondering over an editorial in the Daily Agonizer. "I was just reading this editorial i In praise of beer," said the Soda Jerker. "The Agonizer has always been a bone dry paper and has fought for prohibition in season and out of season; it parades as thej friend and defender of all church ianity and prints full page advertise ments every week telling folks to go ! to church. It opposed any retreat from national prohibition and never lifted its voice once in support of beer for revenue. But. now that we are going to have beer the Agonizer is leaning over backward trying to explain to its readers that beer aint no worse than coffee and that it might be good for our pocketbooks if not for our bellies. I can't figure an editor like this out; why didn't he have a good word to say for beer when the question of beer or no beer was hanging in the balance?" "That's easy to figure out," said the Bank Clerk; "The editor of the Agonizer has discovered that a lot of money is going to be spent for i beer advertising and he is prepar i ing his great family of Christian readers for the beer advertising that , will be appearing in his paper when the flood starts. The editor of a I daliy newspaper anywhere has very : few personal convictions that can't s be broken down by an advertiser's . dollar. He may know that a patent nostrum is a fake and a fraud, but I he'll unload it on the poorest and J mast ignorant reader of his paper i by selling the patent medicine faker [his space. He may know that so [called clairvoyants and fortune tell 'ers are liars, cheats, mountebanks I and frauds, but he'll publish their lies and drum up business for them in exchange for their advertising | dollars. Of all the rotten, lousy, I venal business on earth. I think that [ of the modern newspaper is the ! worst. As a rule they take any kind of advertising for pay and then to hold their advertising they re frain from printing anything that would offend their advertisers, no matter how much the public ought to know the truth about this thing or that thing. For business is busi ness and the first time a newspaper publishes a hurtful truth about an advertiser it stands to lose an ad vertising account. Just look at the j firms in Elizabeth City who wont' jadvertsie in The Independent be [ cause at some time in its career it has told the stark naked truth about some rascal blood relation of the ?advertiser." "The Almighty Dollar is a pretty corrupting influence, aint it?" said 'the Soda J rker. | "No," said the Bank Clerk, "But | the love of it is." 85 per cent of all people have de | fective vision. Are you one of these? ! Have your eyes examined today, j OR. J .D. HATHA V/AY, Carolina I Building, adv. WOE UNTO YE OF MUCH FAITH IS THEJ.ESSON Patlie Blanchard, a colored sick nurse and the police are looking for one of those hu man vultures that prey upon the ignorance, superstition .and suffering of the poor. [This particular vulture is de scribed by Paltie as "a nice looking white woman, well idressed, low, dark hair and a red mouth, who said she was a Catholic woman and a faith healer." Pattie is a sick nurse who is much away from her home, which is at 307 W. Cypress St. Her husband has been laid up for months with colds and kidney trouble. "The "nice looking well dressed white woman with the red mouth" ! went to Pattie's home while she was jon a nursing case and got to her i husband. When Pattie got home the I woman had persuaded her old man j that she could cure him if he would follow her directions. She persuaded Pattie. She got the Blanchards to get together all the money they had in the house and take it to a neigh j bourhood store and change it for bills. They got together $23 dollars in bills. The woman called for an old stocking, placed the bi'ls in the stocking and pinned the stocking in side Blanchard's shirt. That was on a Friday night. She collected 50 cents for the treatment of Blanchard ?and wheedled 50 cents out of Pattie for to "give her good luck." Saturday night the woman return ed and found Blanchard's condi tion unimproved. She said the trou ble was in the stocking; that the money should have been placed in an old sock. Pattie went and fetch ed an old sock and went thru the business of taking the $23 in bills out of the stocking and putting it in the sock. She pinned the sock back inside Blanchard's shirt and told him not to remove it until she returned the following night. Sunday night came and the wo man didn't come back. Pattie had a hunch. Altho she had been warn ed that the sock must not be dis turbed, she tore it out from her old man's shirt and felt for the bills, She withdraw from the sock 8 or S pieces of newspaper cut to the size of paper money. The money had vanished with the nice looking bitch with the red mouth. Aydlett (Fight at Cost of "10 Grand" I Reasons which will lalcr ap pear and about which the general public will learn more are seen to he behind the pas sage in the General Asscmbh this week of Representative W. T. Culpepper's hill tc amend section 2770 (s) ol Chapter .)0 of the Consolidat ed Statutes of North Caroline volume 3 (1924), relating to the regu lation and restriction of the uses ol buildings and lots in this city. The bill simply changes the perioc at the end of the above-mentionec ?section to a colon and adds the fol lowing: "Provided, however, that in an: district or zone created hereundei in which buildings or structures an permitted to be used for any on< of the following purposes: retai stores, shoe shops, barber shops pressing shops, restaurants, confec tioneries, offices, hotels, theaters assembly halls, news stands, whole saling or jobbing; then it shall b< lawful to operate, construct or us< buildings in such district for th< purpose of operating therein o: thereon service stations, for th< purpose of selling gasoline, oil, etc. and garages for the purpose of re pairing and servicing motor vehicles etc." The bill gives to A. L. Aydlett. Sr a concusive but rather costly victor; in his four-year fight to operate i filling station on his property on th j northwest corner of Main and Roa< : Streets, the theoretical center o the town and conjunction of the twi principal highways leading thru th city. Mr. Aydlett has been fight ing since 1929 to break the cit; zoning laws so as to permit th' . operation of a service station in th Business A district, in which hi property is located. Mr. .Aydlett has now won hi fight, and it is generally expectei that his station will be leased t some oil company immediatelj (Continued on Page Eight) - ?-? . I Reporter Calls on Madam May And Finds She Knows Naught OfPhrenologyorMind-Reading By WM. KEITH SAUNDERS Phrenology is bunk, in the opinion of the writer, and Madame May, so-called "Phrenologist and Busi ness Advisor " who is holding forth and dispensing advice, prophecies and information about the "past, present and future" to all who are affluent and gulli ble enough to visit her establishment in Hertford, is no better than a Gypsy fortune-teller and is a fakir of the first water. . WithNo Water,! Used A Vacant Room for Privy | j Elizabeth Citizens have I seriously pondered the sani-, tary conditions that nnistj exist in all sections of the city; since .1. C. Parker, Superiii-j tendent of Public Utilities,! made the rather startling statement last Friday night j thai approximately 500 out ot a total of around 2,(MK) water j consumers in this city have had the ( water lines leading into their homes disconnected during the past two or; three years. Mr. Parker made this disclosure; at a joint meeting of the City Coun-1 cil and the Public Utilities Com-j mission. This unusual number of cut-offs was attributable largely to I i the depression, he said. During the j ; past three years, many families; have doubled up, with the result that there are a great many vacant and untenanted houses, as well as store buildings, in the city now. Practically every store and every I home that is vacated means the loss of a customer to the Public Utili ties Commission. Furthermore. I I many families, due to unemploy- j ment or greatly-reduced wages, have j i fc nd it necessary to cut down on | ; living expenses and have had their! 1 water disconnected, feeling that | ! they could better exist without that; than other things. The result of( these conditions has been a loss of1 25% of the P. U. C. water custom-; ers. What are the families that have' i had their water and sewer lines dis connected doing? They get drink ing water from some neighbor's pump, carrying it to their own homes. in pitchers, pans, or buckets. Most | of them probably rinse their faces, and hands in cold water in the! morning and that constitutes the: day's ablutions. It is doubtful that1 the great majority of them take ' baths. There probably are many. ! who have not had a tub bath in two [ . or three years. As for the matter of sewage, it is impossbile ,'.o sur-1 mise how that is taken care of. The I ' discovery by the local police that . one large family was using an old tub and later the floor of a room ' in their house as a privy may be f indicative of conditions in other . homes. There is no telling how much filth exists in Elizabeth City 1 today as the result of the discon ? nection of water and sewer lines to f 500 of the 2,000 homes in the city having such connections. 1 That the town may well prepare 1 for epidemics of scurvev. typhoid ? fever and other diseases during the coming summer Is an opinion that f must not be considered too lightly, r -? ; Quinn's To Tush ' Norge Refrigerators This Season Quinn Furniture Co. will give .! more attention to electrical refriger > J ation sales this season and have in augurated the new season with a ; handsome display of numerous r models of the Norge. ; The Norge is easily one of the ; simplest most practical, most eco . nomical and most beautiful electric 1( refrigerators on the market. It's fewer working parts and fool-proof compression unit appeal to men folk \f and its quiteness. economical oper i ating cost and beautiful lines ap ? peal to the women, j "We have handled the Norge for f! several years." says Sam W. Twiford, j proprietor of Quinn's, "But the e policy of this store is never to push . any line until its reputation is \f established among our own custom e ers. We have satisfied ourselves and a e large number of customers that the s Norge, point for point, is a superior I product and will give years and years s I of service long after it has paid for d itself." o' The Norge display will be found 1.1 to the right of the main entrance at 'Quinn's, approached from Main St. 1 In an advertisement in the local daily, Madame May says: "She n tells you anything and everything you wish to know without asking any questions. No matter who or what you arc or what your hope, fear or trouble is, ask her advice. She will help you. Gives advice on business matters, lawsuits, inves; mcnts, wills, deeds or lost and stolen articles and hidden treasures. If you are unhappy; discouraged, in trouble or in bad health, call and see her. She will help you. Tells hew to gain happiness with the one you love. Tells ycu how ta have suc cess in business, love, marriage, di vorce. lawsuits and speculations of all kinds. Readings daily and Sun day. Permanently located 94 Church street. Hertford, N. C. Look for sign in front of house." In the first place Madame May is not one but two persons. When I called at 94 Church street. Hert ford. the other afternoon, and asked for Madame May, a pretty young woman came into the room. "Are you Madame May?" I asked for I had expected the Madame to ? be a middic-agcd women. "Yes," she replied. ' Won't you '1 sit down?" I took her word for it that she was Madame May at the time, but I later asked some questions of Hertfordians and was told that the real Madame May was a middle aged woman and that the girl who had impersonated her was suppos ed to be one of the Madamc's daugh ters. I learned also that there are seven persons in the Mahiidc's party. In addition to the Madam and a man of around her age, who i says he is her husband, there are j three girls or young women and two ycung men. The girls arc said to be the Madamc's daughters, and two cf them are supposedly married. I They are clean-looking, attractive girls. The party has rented the t home at 94 Church street, has pur chased furniture and has announc- t ed its intention of remaining at it3 |V; present location thru the suminrr months, at least. They have two 1j large automobiles. one bearing Georgia license plates and another with North Carolina plates. Where they can from is indeterminate. They say they have been traveling all over the country. But to get bacK to Maciame May, or the girl who said she was Madame May. It is true that she did not ask me any questions, as promised in her advertisements, ^t she asked me to think of three wishes, keep one of them to myself, tell her the other two, and she would prophesy | as to the prospects of fulfillment, I Then later, she instructed me to ask J jher three questions and she would answer them. In this manner, she ! lean ascertain, without actually ask j ing any questions herself, just what ; problems or troubles her clients have land can get a pretty good idea cf ? what they would like for her to tell | them. This is an old trick and is ? very obvious. Furthermore, this woman cannot 'answer questions. She could not t tell me either of my names; she * J jcould not tell me my occupation: she could answer no concrete ques i tion of fact. Her answer were j vague, trite, commonplace, and I might or might not have applied 1 to dczens of questions. And as for i the wishes, when I made a wish with J respect to a store in which I am In I terested. she told me it will be ' vacant very soon?and the place has been vacant for nine months. The girl had a nice-sounding spiel. She reeled it ofl like a phonograph, without faltering and almost with out pausing to take a breath. It sounded suspiciously like a memor ized recitation. Her English was ; not so gocd. and she used the word ! "disentouraged" several times. At ; that. I suppose her language sounds (all right to most of those who con jsult her. The strange thing al. .it ..ladame May is that she styles herself a phrenologist, yet she does not prae I tice phrenology. I had fully cx i pected her to feel of certain bumps 'cn my head and to psycho-analyze my character am: disposition by so dong. But she did not do this, She ; sat in a chair in front of me and ? stared straight ahead of her. She j I did net touch me. Net in a thousand j ' years could she explain how her J 'Continued on Page Four)