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VOL. XIH. " FINAL EDITION. ELIZABETH CITY, NOKlil CAKULINA. MONDAY EVRNINU, .H l.V 10, 19J:). mri? paci-h \n ir^.
On Way Here
Between Mother and
Son at Raleigh^Hotel
(By Tb* AMorUUd Vrtm.)
Raleigh, July 16.?John D. Svkes,
Jr., former city collection teller of
The First and Citizen* National Bank
of Elizabeth City. arrested two weeks
ago in Montana on a charge of em
bezzling about $25,000 of the bank's
funds, today was released on $10.
000 bond fnrnished by friends in
Young 8ykes was brought back to
North Carolina by two 'Montana of
ficers arriving here late Friday af
As soon as Sykes was released
from Jail he hastened to a local ho
tel to see his mother who was wait
ing for hiQi. It was an affectionate
meeting between mother and son.
Neither desired to talk to a reporter
declaring they would like to be left
It is understood that Sykes accom
panied by his mother and a'fewl
friends will leave for Elizabeth City i
Sykes' surety for his appearance
at the October term of Federal Court
In Elizaibeth City for trial reached |
Raleigh yesterday but assistant dis- i
t^ic: attorney Briggs did not autli- j
oriz?* the release of the prisoner until |
he had time to examine the document 1
this morning. The bond was signed 1
by eight prominent citizens who qual- j
ified with a total $42,000.
Yachts Tested in
Sail to Mackinac
l.onu?*t Fre^ti Water Race In Ihe
World ((cuius on <;reat
? Lakes. July 21
Chicago, July 16.? Yacht racing
honors on the Great Lakes* will be at
stake when the starting gun booms
here July 21 for the C'hioogo-Mac
kinac Island race, the longest fresh
water race In the world.
Competition this year for the Mac
kinac eup, the most coveted Groat
Lakes racing trophy, will be even
more spirited than during the 19
years' history of the race, and will
take on an international aspect with
at least one and probably several
From the 'break In the harbor at
Chicago to the end of the 331 mile
run at Mackinac Island, a course
stretching almost the entire length
of Lake 'Michigan, yachtnien concede
that the winning of this race calls
for the maximum in seamanship and
puts to the test a, yaclit's best sailing
One Canadian bottojn, the flagship
of the Royal Canadian Yacht Club at
Toronto, has Indicated it will start
in the race, and others from the Do
minion are expected to bo on the line.
Preparations for this year's con
test recalls to old yachtsmen the firm
Mackinac race held In 1904 when the
final winner was not decided until
ihe last few minutes of the long sail.
In that race the Vencedor, once de
fender of the Columbia Yacht Club,
-beat out the Vanenna by less than
?four minutes, the Vanenns losinar out
when she lost her headsails after
fighting'almost bow to bow with the
Vencedor more than half the dis
tance up Lake Michigan.The last
day's run of this race was fought
out between the two yachts in wind
y-whlch frequently reached gale
FRANCE TO STAND
EXACTLY BY TREATY
(By Tti? Aunrlilnl I
Pari*. July 16.?Premier Poin
carc'* address at Senlis yesterday
*a< rnado In reiteration of Francc'*
policy and was not Intended a* a r?- I
ply to the recent' reparation* speech
of Prime Minister Baldwin of Or*>at
Britain, It was explained in official
The entire address with the ex&fT'
lion of a few paragraphs was written
Ik fore the British Premlor spoke, It
Senlls, Prance. July 16.?Premier
Polncare made It plain In a apeech
her* voMerday that It Is France's In
tention to stand for absolute execu
tion of the treaty of Versatile*, re
lu?lnv to change her reparations pol
FAR A WAV HORN HO OFKKIU4
KAHY f NO < HKAP IJVIXCJ
J,ondon. July 16.?British North'
Borneo appears to be a* near pafu- j
di*e es It i* possible for the tax bnr-1
d?>ned man of today to get.
No Income tax is collected In the
district. There Is ? only a nominal
land tax. railway fare* have not been
Increased sine*' 1911, tobacco Is
cheaper thsn In any other place in.',
the world, chickens sell for a shil
ling apiece and whiskey for eight
shillings a bottle.
Mlaaes Larlnla Gray and Susan
Mldgett of Salvo are rlaltlng Mlssl
Kthel Pugh on Cherry street.
Two Elevated ('.at>
C.ra?-J> lntt> Subway
New York. July 1??. ? Two
wooden coaches of a crowded
elevated tfain were telescoped
and crushed todav. Injuring
seven passengers. when It
crashed Into the rear of an
empty subway train In the
Bronx. The collision occurred
opposite the Interborough
parking yards where the ele
vated and subway both travel
on an overhead structure.
Boy Arrested For
Trying Wreck Train
And Tension Increases in Steel
and Coal Strike in Nova
Sydney. N\ S.. July 16.?Tension j
in the.steel and coal strike area in
creased today when the authorities
revealed that a rail had been re
moved on the Sydney and Loulsburg
railway shortly before the passage of t
an express and that a boy had been
arrested while jamming the switch
with a piece of Iron at a spot nearby.
The tampering was discovered in i
time to prevent an accident.
SAM WAS LEERY ABOUT
GRAVE DIGGING IN DARK
Joe Harvey, colored, charged with
being drunk on the streets, wanted .
to submit without appearing in court!
Monday morning, but County Prose-1
cutor Sawyer sent a police officer af?4
ter the defendant with Instruction*
that the police take no more submis-l
jslons in drunk cases, as It was the!
policy of the County prosecuting of-j
fleer to question the defendants in all |
such_ cases as to where they got their
liquor. Toe, accordingly. was
brought into court and testifled that I
he was given a couple of drinks by j
a stranger who came into town on an '
early boat or the early train from
Washington, N. C..?Joe was not cer
tain which. He was let ofT with a
fine of $5 and costs.
Sam Dawson, who kicked a young
colored girl who stuck out her lip at
him, was let off with the costs on
this previous good record and on a
[promise to restrain himself In the fu
ture. SJHfT seemed to be not .ill
there Is the upper story and youngs
jters on his street seemed to have a
habit of teasing him. While warn
inc Sam against taking the law Into
his own hands aunin. Trial Justice
Spence also served notice on the
j youngsters of the neighborhood that
he would fine any of them In the
future caught tearing Sam. Sam is
a grave-digger and the court put him
on notice that If he waw^up again for
a similar ofTense he wouTH-be put to
jwork In the cemetery digging graves
jat night. "You won't have no more
jtrouble from me. Judge," Sam as
sured the court.
I Lonnie Heckstall and Joseph Wat
son. colored youths up for assault,
were found guilty and fined, Lonnie
In the sum of $10 and costs, and
Joseph, 15 and costs. Joe Is the ne
gro manager of the Caletv thoat?T
and he admitted striking Lonnif af;
ter the latter had refused to get out
| when ordered to do so and had
knocked Joe's glasses off.
Vann T). Thomas, colored, for fail
ure to list taves. was required to pay
and taxed with the costs,
May Buy Sugar
President of National House
wives Lifts Boycott Tem
Now York. July 14.?Housewives
who look part In the recent consum
er* strike to force sugar price* down
were ml vised today to lift the boy
cott and buy sugar with reasonable
freedom for canning and other pur
poses in a letter from -Mrs. Julian
Heath, president of the National
CHINA TURNING TO
Washington. July II.?A remark
able development of Intensive agri
culture In China Is shown by a spe
cial study of farming In that country,:
just completed by the Department of
China ha* more than &9.000.000
farmers who. with their families,
comprise;80 to 90 percent of the na
tion's total population. Of a total
area of more than 2,000.000.000
acres of land, about 212,000.000
acres are under cultivation. Including
43,000.000 acres of wet land* used
chiefly for rice production, snd 16.
000,000 acres of garden* and fruit
China ranks first among agricul
tural countries In the production of
rlie. tea. silk, soy .beans and grain
sorghums, the report says, and Is sec
ond only to the IJnltsd States In to
bacco and possibly In wheat produc-.
tlon slso. Oa the average China
produces more cotton for commercial
use thin Egypt and. Including pri>-.
ductlon for locsl use. nearly as much ;
?a British India.
MRS. CREIGHTON WITH TWO-WEEKS-OLD BABY.
Interviewed for the first time since she and her husband were
arretted Ave weeks ago. charged with the murder of her brother. Charles
Huymond Avery. 19 Mrs Mary Frances Crelgbtou of Newark N J.,
s?aid she bad no time to think of anything else but ber son, John. Jr.,
born two weeks ago In the House of Detention. Newsrk. N. J., where
this photograph was taken. John Creighton. her husbind. with whoru
Hhe is alleged to have killed young Avery by slow poisoning. Is hel 1
lu the county lall directly across the *?reet.
SVKES SAYS DICE
CAUSED HIS FALL
Hut the Tongue of the Wo
man in the (laxe Was He
sponsible for His Arrest, He
Tells News and Observer.
(Sunday's News and Obftprrer.)
i Dice caused his downfall and (lie
tongue of a woman le^ to his arrest.
That Is the story told by John D.
Sykes. Jr.. former collection teller of
the First & Cttlzens National Hank,
of Elizabeth City, who Is lodged In
iWako County Jail pending receipt of
jbond in the sum of $10,000. which
has been given In Elizabeth City .and
mailed here. He was arrested In the
wilds of Montana, after eluding Fed-)
era I officers and agents of the bond
ing company which stood his surety
for 10 months.
There Is nothinu new about Sykes'
story, but his manner is one seldom
seen In a Jail. It would grace any
drawing room. The confessed thief
of $2.r?.H25.f>4 entrusted to him by
the bank, there Is nothing cringing
about Sykes. He looks visitors in
the eye and talks to them man to
man. Hut he Is Just as far from be
ing surly or resentful.
"The newspapers have had too
much to say about me already; they
;tried to make me out a 'two gun
man,' who-waoted to shoot somebody
up and I won't say anything until I
get In court," was Sykes' first reac
tion to a request for an Interview.
Hut he soon loosened up and told
|his story, without any efTort to gloss
over the raw spots and apparently
without any thought of assigning the
blame for what he had done to any
other person or to society In gen
Dice Wonl?l Not IW?lia\e.
| Two years ot gambling had made'
Sykes about $6,0*00 short In his ac
counts with the bank. "Look for
your money where you lost It." the
shibboleth by which suckers have al
ways been lured on to repent their
losses, had been worked to the limit
and the dice would not "behave" for
He saw no way of making good his
shortage. He decided to take some
more, go off and try to get rich so
he could come back and square up.
A girl he had known In Elizabeth
Cltv was In Great Falls. Montana.
Sykes took $ 10.000 and Joined the
For 10 months everything went
serenely. Sykes, who has always had
a penchant for hunting and fishing,
lived the kind of life he had
dreamed of. and did It as the guest
of the Government from which h"
had fled. When he first went to
Montana, he lived for several months
In a surplus cottage built by a crew
of the Reclamation Service. The first
of this year he began going after
that fortune. He purchased a 97
acre ranch In the Lewis and Clarke
National Forest, began to raise a
crop of grain and made preparations
for a silver fox farm. He contracted
to buy two pairs of foxes, which were
to be delivered In October for $5,000
and hoped to get rich selling the off
spring to a fur company at $800
About the first of June the girl
tired and turned to her people In
Elisabeth City. On June 25 Sykes
volunteered to guide some tourists
through the canyon, and when he
returned to camp, he ran Into a
"fishing party."? made up of Federal
ofTlcers and an agent of the Fidelity '
A Deposit Co., of Baltimore, Sykea't
RF.COJtl) ENTRY FOR
Cleveland. July 16.?Several hua
<!r< ii emranta arc axpaetad In the Na
tional Horseshoe Pitcher's Tourna
ment to lie held here August 30 to
September 2. as the result of an
nouncement of local tossers in cliargo
of arrangements that many state
and county faim throughout tli*?
'country are to hold horseshoe tour
naments to determine entry in the
! national' contest.
Harold Falor. 1 f?-ye:?r-odl boy cf
, Akron, <).. will defend his title as
I world's champion pitcher, he has an
AT ASHEVILLE TODAY
Ashevllle, July 16.?Kti Klux
Klan officials are eatherlng here to
dav for their Kloncilium. Imperial
Wizard Evans says there Is no truth
to the reports that the Imperial
headquarters are to he moved here.
STRIKE ON IN PORTS
OF IRISH FREE STATE
Dublin. July 16.- A strike on the
docks of the Irish Free State ports
was begun today. Jam<-H l.Hikin. Ir
ish labor laeder. recently deported
from the foiled States, apparent^ Is
directing the operations of the strik
I>ll WHITE ON VACATION
Dr. J. II. White left Monday for
a vacation trip of several weeks.
Sykes had banker! over $10,000 In
| the Stanton Trust if Savings Co., of
ifJreat Fulls. Montana, which went
defunct through the Glhbons-Deiup
sey fight. However, his bank train
ing stood him In sood stead and he
smelled a rat In time to put bis
money where It was safe.
When arrented Sykes was able to
turn over assets worth about $16,000
to the agent of the bondlna company.
He bad $5,000 In the bank. $4,000 In
bonds, a ranch that cost him $4,000,
sporting goods worth $1,000, :i note
for $500. cash amounting to $!?oo, a
radio set costing $300. a $.100 ad
vance payment on his foxes and $500
worth of food, having stored a huge
supply In his mountain retreat.
, Xo l>e?lre to Kill
Sykes had a dozen guns, hut de
nied that bis camp was an arsenal
or that be ever had any thought of
Hilling any one. He bad as much
Invested In Ashing ta^le as he did
In flrearma. |
Sykos showed all the earmarks of
a gentleman His first thought was
of his mother and his principal de
sire In telling his story seemed to
be to shield the girl who shared bis'
adventures In the wilds. When he
left gllsabettl Cltjr he was careful'
to take only money that wa#*1n bU!
own cage so there would be no sus
picion fastened on anyone else.
He expressed relief, but not sur
prise, when told that his bond bad
b? nn reduced from $26,000 to a sum
that his people could raise. His
greatest show of emotion was when
Informed that E. F. Aydlett bad
been Secured to represent him
"I thought he was still district
attorney and I had been thinking all
the time that he would prosecute
me," he said.
"I am going home and work on
the farm until the trial comes off
and then It will be up to the Judge,",
la Sykes' future program. 1
Pasquotank Man May
Share Western Fortune
J. L. Baker, Tenant Farmer, Living Near This City, May In
One of Six Nephews of Californian Who Left
Fifty Million Dollar Estate
IB* Hl? AtMrlitrd PtftL)
Southampton. En*.. July Id.
?Twenty-five members of the
crew of the American steam
?ship, leviathan, were sum
moned in police court today on
chances of desertion from oth
er ships. Including the Iteren
garla. Aquitanla. Olympic,
MegUttic and Homeric. The
prosecuting solicitor said the
proceedings were not Institut
ed to embarass the United
State hut with a view to vin
dicating the rights of the Itrlt
ish shipping companies to
maintain discipline aboard
their own vessels.
Return To England
i Definite Statement Made By
State Department in Re
sponse to Question
| WasliinKTon, July IS.? George
I Harvey will return In his |m?t as
American Ambassador at London In
a few weeks. I lie Stale Department
' Kver since the ambassador can
I celled his sailing on the Leviathan
there have been reports that he
might not return to Kngland but in
| r? sponse to inquiries it was said to
day definitely that he would do so.
Stanley llaldwiii Is Approachable
iunl t'ourteoiis anil .*-*e\\?pa
l?er Men Like llim
London, July 16.?Stanley Bald
win. Britain's new pilot of the Ship
I of State, has won the admiration and
(goodwill of all classes by his simple,
) unostentatious manner and his out
standing human qualities He is es
j pec la I ly popular among the Hritisii
?and American newspaper men, who
have found him approachable and
unfailing courteous. He has none
of lh?- aloolnesx, the superior maii
|ner or severe pride of position which
one Is apt to associate with prime
The journalists' fondness for the
premier is reciprocated .by Mr. Bald
I win, for he realizes that his sudden
rise to fame Is due In no small meas
ure to the sympathetic attitude
adopted by them toward him.
A a recent banquet given by the
British newspaper nu n in his honor,
Mr. Baldwin said, "'I am conscious
imore than ever how the creation of
a reputation realy is your preroga
tive and your prerogative alone.
Whatever reputation I may have to
day I beg to thank you for It from
Ithe bottom of my heart."
[ The prime minister referred to
'some of the n-tnarkahle qualities at
tributed to him by the British and
Amertoan newspapers, which he said
'It was Impossible to live up to.
"I have noticed In my brief career
In public life," *atd he, "that some
men like the limelight and some d>
jnot. I have alwsys found that
; wherever the limelight Is brightest
there Is always a corresponding black
shadow close to It, and I have hither
to .been able to step Into that 'fihad
jow whenever the limelight wus
I turned on. But I find wow that I
cannot escape It. | f?>el very ijnich
like a .small Insect under a mVro
scope. Everything that 1 do or
? think or say Is laid bsre
"I notice Istfly that certain pers ?.
verlng papers have succeeded in
(dragging from obscurity my father's
!coachman and my old nurse. I am
jthankful to say that the revelations
they have succeeded In dragging
from them are such as not to bias:
my career yet. I have read the mov
amazing things afbout myself, profi
ciency In arts to which I hav* never,
aspired, and Ignorance of some"
things of which I thought I had aom**
knowledge. The unklndest cut of
all was in the Niatlon, where some
one said my schoolmaster told me I
had no brains."
BALDWIN TO SENI>
U. S. COPY OF NOTE
tl?? T1?. A.?vi.?Mt rm.]
l.nndon. July l??Prim* Mlnlmer
I Haiti Win announced in the limine of
Common* today th?t he would com
municate to the United Htate. for Hi
Information the draft of the reply he
was preparing to the Oerman repara
The statement was made In reply
to a question by J. Ramaey McDoa-l
laid, leader of the labor opposition. I
I A I'uquotink tenant farmer m?y
h''r <? ? one-sixth .hare In a
(.*1 unpretentious Perquimans
Count> farmer may also be heir to
an equal share In the same estate.
The i?o farmers to whom It seems
possible that this good fortune may
come are brother*. y
eeneraliv **' i#1, nak,'r "f Pasquotank,
generall> known throughout the
County as Jack Maker. He lives at
the Intersection of |i?dy Road and
the Simpson Dltrh road, three and
n" hi . 1** ,ron' ,own ?n C. O
I The other Is Jim naker of Peroul
mans. who lives In the Snow Hill
section of Perquimans County.
Another of the possible heirs Is
' Louisa (taker of Oales County
near Sandy Cross, who Is now a be.I
ye.r?noldnV Perh,,P' 90
According to the story current
J,m "aker, uncle of the two
Makers now claiming a share of hi*
estate, left Robeson County, North
Carolina, <0 years iiko for Callfor
nla and made his fortune there.
I Two sons born to him in Califor
liwithout "!?..r"CC",,y t0 h,V?
. This leaves the California estate,
the story jjoes here," to he divided
among six nephews or nelcns of the
1-.. K. Aydlett. Kllsubeth city at
!"rl'*y' "al<l 'o hare been retained
by the Makers to sec If their claim
can be established. It is a current
Street report that lie will leave Ells
nbetli City for California In a short
lime to see if be can establish the
claim and get the money.
Mr. Aydlett admits that liTlias
been working on the case for th
last 60 days, but claims that as yet
there ure no definite developments.
J I.. linker of Pasquotank Is 33
>cars old. lie had an uncle, Jim"
.Maker, but does not remember him.
i Indeed, he does not remember his
own father, who died when he was
hardly more than a baby.
James II. Maker of Perquimans is
59 years old. lie* remembers as a
boy in Gate* County a visit to his
father'* home by Dr. Dick Maker, son
of "Uncle" Jim linker.
The Makers came to this country
from England when trade in Juniper
timber between England and Ameri
ca whh brisk. The father of J M
Maker and J. I,. Maker bought a farm
in Gates County near Sandy Cro?*
and in this both the sons own an un
divided ItoroHt. The boys left Gate*
in early youth, coming to Perquinv
ana. and the elder has lived in Per
quimans ever sine... J. u. Maker has
lived in Pasquotank and in most of
th?' other counties north of Alb**
A newspaper clipping i0|||B? of
the death without insue of two boih
of a California millionaire by th?
name of Jim Maker and of a 150.
I00,0ni) estate which would go now
'<> III.' nearest relatives who wero
supposed to he somewhere In North
< arollnn started investigation which
may disclose that the California mil
j louaire wai the same as the Jim Ba
r who was uncle of J. I,. Unk-r
and J. M. Maker.
I hope you'll gel your share of
the estate said an Advance reporter
to J I. Jtaker as he was leaving the
Maker home early Monday afternoon
after having declined a cordial Invl
tatlon to dinner
"Well," replied Mr. Tlaker. " If
we are the true heirs It Is only right
for us to have It if We are not. I
belongs to somebody tflse and I don't
want any of It."
TftOIWLE AT MANILA
IS WAXINO WAiniKIt
\? 'Mr T>'* A"?11"** ff'?
Manila. July 1 ?.?Political de
ference* In the PhlVpIn-^ v.?rf> reop
ened yesterday With the resignation
of Secretary of Interior laurel and
waxed warmer today when .according
to reports In official circles, all other
departmental secretaries except Vlce
,c overnor Olltnore notified Oovrrnor
'quit*' Woo<' ?' lheir Intention to
IN WHISKEY CASE
Chicago, July 1??Twenty two
are named In Indictments returned
by Ihe KedersI grand Jury here today
charging conspiracy to transpoit
? l.nnii cases of whiskey from the aid
Orand f>ad IHsilllery at Louisville,
Kentucky, in September, l?20.
tiirrov m MtKirr
New York, July 1? ? Spot cotton,
quiet. Middling 27.B5 with a
4/1 point decline. Kutures, closing
bid. July 24.79, Oct 23.SS-K4, Dec
'*n ?05-0?, March
**" *??; l* ?Spot cotton.
^ th* 'o"o?l?? level,
July *3.00, Oct. IS.89, i>?c >1 40
j?n. 21.14, March ????.