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WASHINQTOK, I?. C, TtTESDAV AF TERNTJOKV SEPTEMBER 19. l?l?.
terday Afternoon by Mr. Porter
' of Pitt County.
ADVISORY BOARD EXPRESS IH?MSELVES
UNANIMOUSLY AGAINST IS PROCEDORE
A meeting for the purpose or ttls
cusaing the road work,- was held yes
terday afternoon la the office of B. A.
Daniel. Those present were W. ?.
Swindell, chairman of the county
hoard of commissioners, E. A. Daniel,
?. O. Morris and W. Q. StanclU, of
the road commission, and C. T. Har
dlson, O. B. Rawls, W. O. Ellis and
W. H. Ellison of the advisory com
mittee. Mr. Porter, contractor for
tho roads in Pitt county, was also
? Mr. Porter submitted a proposition
before the meeting; In which he
fgretd to take charge of the road
fQOlpment and management of the
york, the" road commission to pay
the foreman on the Job and also pay
"him ? Porter ? ten per cent on all ex
penditures. Aa about $30,000, In
round numbers, would be left of the
^ond issue, Mr. Porter's charge for
the work would smount to about $3.
?00. . He bIbo stated that he would
do whatever engineering was neces
sary, excepting In those cases where
a change In the road was necessary
and where there might be litigation.
In these cases, the road commission
ers would be obliged to pay the coat
of an engineer.
After hearing this proposition . tho
The Cost Of
War To Date
An interesting ptatcmont of the
$OHt of fhc war. was contained In a
recent Issue of Leslie's. It is as fol
Ooet in Dollftrt.
Or?t Britain $7. ((70.000. 000
France . . 6.?43t000.000
Jluasln.. . .. .. 4,1 18.000,000
Austria . ; 2.000,000,000
Turkey . .. 3,000.000.000
Tfeutons hold In Hq. Ml.
ftussla . . 80.000
V Teutons Gain ..135,000
Altle* hold In Sq. Ml.
iuvill . . - 700
The Pacific 95,000
Africa.. .. ..600,000
Allies Gain 748.700
(jives Lout 5,500,000
|?en Wounded :. 11.000.000
$10,000, AT 2 TO 1 PUT
ON HU GKS' ELECTION
?New York. Sept. ? The large#
wager recorded In the financial din
Ifrtct on the forthcoming Prealdentlal
flection ?u made Saturday when a
Curb broker, aOtlng for a supporter
of Hughee, placed $10,000 against
f 5,000 that the former Juatloe would
There la practically no frllaon
pnoney In eight. 8u?portera Qf the
freeldent are aaklng ' S Vfc to 1.
There la not a living aoul, white or
folored. young or old, In Beaufort.
Pitt and slartln couutlea, but what
abould be photographed In lilt? Do'
this for your famlly'a aake. Do thla
for your friends' aake Do thle for
(he aake of harlng aome record of
Wopraelf in 1910. Do lb today. Too
fill never regret K.
BAKER 8 BtODlO.
Wecrt Into executive
29ZVS7* matter. W. O.
Ellis ' was made spokesman for the
conclusion of (he
d back to the
ie advisory board ex
jm unanimously as
ng against giving Mr. Porter the
contract . o? they did not t*el that he
was the man tH'ajr wore looking for.
They voiced themselves u being of
the opinion that there are men In
1Mb county folly ax well qualified? r
when the work Is ItfTd out by an en
gineer ? aa is Mr. Porter. It was
suggested that O. B. Rowls could
handle the work In a satisfactory
manner and at much lees expense.
Mr. Swindell then addressed the
meeting and suggested that In the
ovent that Mr. Rawls should prove
not to be qualified to do the work,
another mistake would have been
made. Mr. Ellis replied by asking if
the commissioners had any assur
ance that the same mistake would
not be made in employing Mr. Por
The members of the advisory board
are opposed to taking the supervis
ion of the work from under the State
Highway Commission, when the
change would mean', aa t*)i<fr?_as$d
cost wltfr rfn Inferfor fn'fwr^CT. '
DR. A\I>EKSON EXPRESSES
APPRECIATION OP THE
WELCOME OWEN HIM
1 want to say to the Wash
ington public, over my aignntara
that I appreciate more than my
words can express, the hearty
welcome given me. the glad hand
extended me. and last, but not
least, the favors of your daily
press. Under the guidance of
our Loving Lord my prayer is
that we. as fellow citizens and
fellow christians, may stand
heart to heart and shoulder in
our campaign for righteousness
for these two woeks. Let us
make a better town, and better
W. M, ANDERSON.
HOUSEWIVES TO MEET j
Will EMsctus th? Prwcnf High Cos t
of Bread and Try to Ixnvor
(By United Press)
.New York, Sept. It. ? Housewives
from every corner of the United
States are asked to attend the ses
sion of the Bread Committee, of the
National Housewives' League, In
their effort to determine what stops
should bo taken to meet the increas
ing price of bread.
"The condition Is venr critical,"
said Mrs. Julian Heath, president of
the league," for both the producer
and the consumer."
U. S. 10 HIVE "TANKS'
Order Has Been Plaeed for 27 Tract
ors. Him liar to Thoa? Used by
r (Br United Pr?M) ? '.yd
W?hlB?l<m. Bopt It - Twenty,
seven tractors, similar to those con
certed Into the "land dread nanghta"
by the British, will soon be a part
Of the U, 0. artuy'a war paraphanella.
The satne Peoria, Ilk, Ann, which
nupplied the Brltlab foundations for
the armored fighting machines, has
contrasted to build huge tractors for
this govsrnmgttt, to bd delivered la
' ' \
DEMOCRATS TO START THINGS
HUMMING FROM THE SUM
MER WHITE HOUSE.
put gingerInto work
Big Artillery Is to be I' n Umbered.
Leaders Admit That the Campaign
Has Been Lagging for the Last
Week or So.
(By Unlte^ Press)
Washington, 8ept. 19. ? There is
to be more political noise from Sha
dow Lawn from now on. President
Wilson, Chairman Vance McCormlck
and other political leaders have de
cided that the political horses are
to be spurred on all the way down
the remainder of the stretch.
Several "Jersey days" and "Open (
House days" will take place at Sha
dow Lawn. Occasional sallies will i
be made Into surrounding States.
Some heavy artillery is to be unlim
Democratic leaders admit that the
campaign has been necessarily lag
ging for the last week or bo, but from
the time that the President gets
back to the Summer White House,
things will be set to humming.
. Leaving Columbia. S. C., President
Wilson was accorded a remarkable
tribute. Several thousand persons
mood silently, the men with their
hats ofT. as the train pulled out.
There were no signs of cheering.
Upon entering his car, Mr. Wilson
remarked. "That was splendid."
HW STARTS OFF AGAIN I
Opens His1' Second Western Tour at
Peoria, 111. Eight-Hour l<aw
(By United Press)
Peoria, ill., Sept. 19. ? Nominee,
Hughes chose Peoria as the place'
from which to hurl forth today's first j
speech on the second presidential
campaign tour. The G. O. P. candl-(
date is plainly pleased at resuming
the campaign. He intends to make,
the eight-hour law his leading issuo
and also hns new data on tho Mexi
IN THE BOAT TINE
Residents of this city are taking a
marked interest In the proposod boat
line which the M. H. Tracy Company
of N?W York, are planning to oper
.ttUi.jjtflMreenJfcfUiMngton and tho
North an4 are anxiously awaiting
sorao announcement In regard to the
date on which this Is to be put into
I The M. H. Tracy Company has
emphatically stated that this line
would bo In operation within a few
months but, so far. no arrangements
have been made toward this end fur
ther than contemplated plans to erect
two steel freight^ steamers In North
Carolina, one to be built u? New
Bern nnd the other at EfltAeth City.
Indications now are thfW?%hfl line
will not be (n operatMMribefore
win*. . *****
COOKIES, CR1ILLEHS MR
JAMS B VOTE ClfttRS
Rlverhcad. L. i.. Bfpt. Jfc-"1'
tnkM ten yards of RcrdtnOTHtyftre to
make an overcoat for an elephant."
one ingenious man once vferfft an
other, "how far would yon hare to
drop a cranberry to break a shin
gle?" ?nt the question here today
tai; "If It takee a quftrt of strawberry
J&m to make. one suffragist In Blnjr
hampton. how many old Hutch orel
lw? doee it take to make a iuffra?1it
In Rirarheadr* The aaawer will be
Siren tonight by the suffraflsts
making crullers to make male rotea
for women at the county fair hare
and their alatera alathlng strawberry
Jem and Jelly around to do the aame
, thing op U Btnfhampton.
ONLY 18.5 P EI WON 8 OCT OF KV
EBV 1,000 DIBD IN THIS
COUNTRY lutBT YKAIt
Increase In Medical Knowledge. San
itation. and Awakening of the
People Are Given as Canae* for
the Decrease in Death Rate.
4 ; (By United Press)
% Washington. 8epL 19. ? Only 13.5
persons out of every thousand In the
'United States dUNf'durlng 1915, ac
cording to a report Just issned by
the Census Bureau. This is the
lowest mortality rate ever recorded
is- the country.
"The widespread awakening of the
people of the country, together with
the progress of medicine and sanita
tion, resulted in the saving of 170,
000 lives during the year Just past,
over that of 1915, a decade ago,"
stated the report. The decrease dur
ing this period was 16.7 per cent.
"ARE YOU HAPPY" IS
THEME Of SERMON
BY DR. ANDERSON
Large Congregation Present at Last
Night's Services at the Baptist
A Rood-sized congregation was
prenent at the Baptist church last
night and listened to another excel
lent aermon by Dr. W. M. Anderson
on the theme: "Are You Happy."
I>r. Anderson, through a number
of apt illustrations, proved that the
worldly man could never hope to be
truly happy. He told of men who
had all the money that they could
use. and who had palatial homes,
yachts, automobiles and other lux
uries. but who were not happy. He
told of men who had "gone the
pace," and who had lived In the
midst of all kind of galtles, but they
wore not happy. And he told of the
society women, who lived In a con
stant whirl of entertainments, par
ties and other- social functions, but
true happiness.^ w^s far from them.!
Only through .^pdllness. through a
true Christian spirit of helpfulness
and a love of God and man, said I)r
Anderson, could anyone hope to bt
Yesterday's afternoon services
were attended by about forty per
sons. These services are especially
Interesting and a cordial invitation
is extended to all denominations to
be present. The sinking, under the
direction of Burt Haynes. Is an en
joyable feature of all the services.
Tonight, Dr. Anderson will preach
on the subject, "Are You 111?"
There Is no question but that the
evangelist has made a most favor
able Impression upon those who have
hnard him and It is believed that the
revival will be highly successful
?rojp every point of view.
: : LIBRARY ASSN. MEETS
T -r 1
Committee* Appointed to Help Pwsh
4 >jS|" ***? Organization Into
t a meeting Of' the Public Li
brary Association, which was held
last night at the library, the follow
ing committees were appointed by
PftsldWiF J. B. flparrow
1. Dr. H. W. Carter to olofcs-the
jrlth Mr. *?srn lor ? the
most reason abie allowance that the
latter has made for the rent.
3. A finance cemmlttee. consisting
of J. O. Bragaw. Jr.. Dr. H W. Car
ter, T3. A. Flynn and C. G. Morris,
who will In the near future tnake a
canvas for Subscribing members.
t. A committee, consisting of Mrs.
F. H. Rollins, Mrs. 8. R Fowls, Mrs.
H. W. Carter, Mrs. J. H Hodgee ssd
Mrs. A. Q, Hathaway, who will ar
range for a public reception o? Chs
oc cast on ef the opening of the newly
CHKNGE PUN OF WARFARE
New Machines, Introduced by the
British Are Playing Havoc With
SERBS, EAGER FOR RFVF?";? are
??.V!S3ntt BULGARS VIOlfNTLY
(Br, United Presa)
London. 8ept. It. ? Great battle*,
between fleeta of "land dread
naughta," may result through the
t&troductldg of the n?vr armored car
'ttankB" on the Somme front by the
*?' A Somme correspondent. In writ
ing of these new monsters, says: "In
one short bour, there tanks do more
military service and kill more men
than all the Zeppelins have ever kill
ed." Posnlbly, before the war Is over,
there will be land battles between
whole fleets of these terrestlal mon
sters. each of which Is hugher and
more horrible than the last.
Only otns of the "tanks" has been
destroyed on the Somme, It was
lourned today. In the center of the
Bouleaux wood, where the fiercest
fighting la taking place, one of the
'lew monsters lies, with its nose bur
ied in the earth, between the oppos
ing lines. It forms a barricade be
tween the British and the Germans.
How It wp.s destroyed is not revealed
A steady downpour of rain has
halted the British operaltonn along
the Somme. No Important gains
have been made. The British enter
ed the at Rich e hours and
Lnbou In three places, taking a num
ber of prisoners.
Allien in rtcrbla.
Th? allies have crossed the 8erbian
frontier in two places and are ad
vancing toward the Bulgarian base
at Monastlr. The Serbs are fighting
on native soil for the flrBt time since
their retreat through Albania last
winter. They have taken a series of
height* from the Bulgarians at Kara
126 ALLIED SHIPS SUNK
BY TEUTONS IN AUGUST
Berlin. Sept. 19. ? Official an
nouncement was made today that
, during August 126 hostile ships, of
170,679 gross tonnage, were destroy
| ad by German or Austrian submarin
es or by mines.
I Thlrty-flvo neutral merchant ships
carrying contraband of war to enemy
countries were also destroyed.
Between Boptember 3 and 11 Ger
man submarines destroyed In the
English Channel or the Atlantic
Ocean twenty-six hostile merchant
ships of 26,220 gross tonnage.
The Bremen *?s reported to hare
sailed about July 10. and ags In from
9f6men <jn August 14 Arriving
rfRMmshtps from England Insist that
the Bremen wan raptured In the Eng
lish Channel. Other veaneln reported
Her. sunk. 7
The Deutschland arrival In Bal
timore July 10 and departed August
1, flhe made a safw return to Bre
men. arriving August 28. and would
hare had time to make a return
trip If she started hack Immediately.
Recently newspaper dispatches
made reference to a third merchant
U-boat, the Ameiika. 8he was re
ported to have left Oermany about
threw weeks ago.
BR ?OTW A*I> RRR XT* foil WKIV
ding presents. STRWARTfl.
ahchalan, and have crossed the fron
tier north of Lake Ostrovo. The
French And Russians are engaging
the Bulgarians at Kenali. In Serbia.
Practically all of the territory cap
tured In the recent Bulgarian Invas
ion of Greece, has been recaptured.
The most savage fighting Is In pro
gress where the Serbs and Bulgars
are In contact. Eager for revenge,
the Serbs are flinging themselves
against the Bulgarian lines with
knives and bayonets. Desperate hand
to hand fighting 1s taking place north
of Lake Ostrovo. The Bulgarians
sre steadily retreating northward and
are offering slight resistance, except
ing at Fiorina, where they were de
feated. A number of Greek volun
teers fought at Fiorina with excep
Italians Fight Bulgarians.
Paris. Sept. 19. ? The moat violent
battle la occurlng between the Ital
ians and Bulgars, east of the Belea
mountains in Macedonia.
<?eriiinns on Offensive.
Paris, Sept. 19. ? The Germans last
night broke out Into five violent at
tacks on the Champaign front, at
tempting a bold stroke on Dead Man's
Hill, northwesat of Verdun, where
ther? hairbgro-ttttto Ugh ling for
eral weeks. The Russians checked
the attacks with a severe fire. The
Oermans lost heavily.
Russian* on Offensive.
Petrograd, Sept. 19. ? Stubborn
battles are occurring along the river
Nara-Yauvka, north of the railway
town of Halltz. where the Russians
are Again on the offensive. The out
come of the fighting is still doubt
BRIDE, I4;-CR0?M, 15,
( By United Pt' *.s)
Waynesburg. p?.. Sep:. 19. ? Mr.
and Mrs. George C. Brever. 14 and
15. respectively, returned to this
city and started housekeeping today
with the distinction of being the
youngest married couple In Pennsyl
vania. A long established friendship
between the two families and a seem
ingly genuine love affair between the
two children occasioned the cere
WK NOW HAVE THK PRETTTKST
line of Sterling ware ever carried
In this city. Stewnrt's Jewelry
O.NK LARdK 4HSORTMKXT OK
Sterling Tllver Flatware and Hol
loware arrived yesterday Stewart*
j 9 1 6-tfc.
jSTJBBCRTRR! TO THK DAILY JV1CWB
"HI* Picture In thf Paper*"
6-rr*l Ko> Bf"iif? ?ii ?tar comedy
Rhow ntarta at 7 :46 p. m.
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