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VOL. XIII. FINAL EDITION. ELIZABETH CITY, NORTH CAROLINA, # TUESDAY EVENING. JULY 24, 1923. EIGHT PAGES. NO. 170.
AGED COUPLE END
LIVES IN FIGHT
After 10 Years Happy Mar
ried Life They Fight to the
Finish With Stiletto and Re
volver on East Side.
New York, July 24.?Fighting
with stiletto and revolver by the
light of a flickering wick In a glass
of olive oil In an East Side tenament,
Anthony Giordano, aged 63. and his
wife, Theresa, aged 61, Inflicted fa
tal wounds on each other today.
Both were dead when the police .
With 40 years of happy married
life h?>htnd them, the aged couple, |
fought for 30 minutes.
Little Rock. July 24.?George I
Moore, city detective, was shot and
killed, and L. C. Ray. another detec- !
tlve. was seriously wounded today i
when they attempted to raid a house
here where diamond thieves were re- J
ported to have made their appear- j
ance in an effort to dispose of their I
lott. All the occupants escaped. j
(Br Th? A undated
London. July 24.?Reuter's Ber
lin correspondent has confirmed re
ports of Communist disturbances in
Frankfurt. He said it was the pub- i
lie prosecutor who was killed yester
day and that his wife and father
LET CONTRACT FOR
Raleigh. July 24.?The trustees of
State College let the contract yester- ;
day .for a new dormitory to cost.
Newton, N. C., July 24.?Dan 1
Brinkley was arrested at Claremont
near here yesterday, after having
been at large for 32 years, ever since
he escaped from the penitentiary. He
was returned to the penitentiary.
JOHN O'NEAL COULDN'T
LET BAD LIQUOR ALONE
John O'Neal of Dare County is in
jail in default of a $500 bond for
violation of the Federal prohibition j
laws, after a hearing before United j
State Commissioner T. B. Wilson
Monday. O'Neal was brought up I
from Nags Head where he was ar-l
rested by Deputy U. S. Marshal J. j
Only about a month ago O'Neal!
was before Commissioner Wilson on :
a similar charge and was able to I
give bond. He left here at that time |
vowing he was done with liquor for
ever, only to be arrested atrain mr
the S&raa clwirge. Monday his for
mer bondsman refused to come to his1
rescue and O'Neal is due to spend
the time to October Court In Pasquo- j
tank jail. He will face trial In two]
cases at that time.
PIIOMOTRD TO CAPTAIN
W. E. Wood of Norfolk, son of
Mrs. Mary S. Wood of East Church '
street, has Just been promoted from j
first lieutenant to captain. Capt l
Wood is a member of the reserves
and is now at Camp McClellan, Ala.
He expects to return to Norfolk next I
week when the training camp closes. |
HENRY Ix-ROY NAMED
CHAIRMAN RED CROSS,
Henrjr LeRoy wan elected chair
man of the local Red Cross at a meet
ing held In the Community Building
Monday afternoon to name a succes
sor to W. A. Worth, who resigned an
Mm. F. O. Jacooks. vice-chairman,
has also resigned. hut her successor
will be named at a later meeting.
Mrs. Kdson Carr of West Church
street Is Improving, after a^ opera
Horn to Mr. and Mrs. P. A. Sel
hert of West Main street, a son. F.
A., Jr. Mrs. Selbert and the baby
are getting along well.
Mrs. J. C. Dawson of South Mar
tin street, who Is at the hospital for
medical treatment Is very much bet
Jatoh Co* of Morgan utrcet Is Im
proving. after an operation.
Mrs. Allan Hayman of Kitty ttawk
who has undergono an operation. Is
Improvlnic and expects to return
Sarah Miner, colored, of White
street. Is improving, after an op?>ra^
Martin Harksdale. colored, of Nor
folk. who Is at the hospital for med
ical treatment, expects to return
Miss Hilda Moran of Cherry street
has r??turned# aftor visiting her sla
ter. Mr?. J. ilrooks Marsh of Salis
bury. and enjoying a motor trip with
Mrs. Marsh and Miss Lura Garner of
Salisbury to Chimney Rock and other
points of Interest In Western North
WILL VISIT CAMP ,
Thursday evening at 7
o'clock the Rotary Club and
the Klwanis Club will be en
tertained at Camp Robert E.
Lee by the Elizabeth City Boy
Scouts. The Social Service
Committee of the Woman's
Club, of which Mrs. R. B. Cot
ter Is chairman, will serve a
picnic lunch in camp for all
The purpose of this meet Is
to put on a Arm basis the boys'
work of Elizabeth City and to
make possible the task of
equipping a bunk house at
Camp Robert E. Lee. "We
badly need a bunk house and
boat." says Scoutmaster Frank
H. Scatternood. "and urge Eliz
abeth City people to make this
a successful venture."
STATE'S A WONDER
SAYS F. PARKER
Vbit to Eastern Section
llring* Forth Enthusiastic
Statements from Agricultur
al Statistician at Raleigh.
Raleigh. July 2 4.?"North Caro
lina Is a wonder. Anyone who doubts
this should go east where crops are
magnificent and. practically every
available acre is being worked
Frank Parker, Agricultural Statisti
cian for North Carolina, who has re
turned from an extensive trip over
much of .the state. declared in a
statement/ issued hero tonlghf.
??The cotton crop Is doing remark
able well," said Mr. Parker. "The
dry period to July resulted Ip a
stocky* growth, and started early
fruiting, consequently plants are full
of squares and healthful growth.
Stands are generally good and cul
tivation excellent. The increased
quantity and quality of fertilizers
used this year are quiet noticeable
in the color and growth. The boll
weevil is disappointing the entomo
logist specialists by their uneven ac
tivities. Mr, Ma bee at Dunn ex
presses disappointment In tftat hU
tests were In fields where few boll
weevils appeared, and that often
times where a field was heavily lr.
i Tested the surrounding fields might
be free. Mr. Leiby at Aberdeen also
states that lh??infestation 1? q?it*
spotted and the field results difficult
4o analyse. It is handicapping the
investigations, as results will be
somewhat difficult to interpret. The
sum and substances of the whole sit
uation is. however, that the farmer
is getting the best of the deal, unless
expected changes soon occur. The
specialists feel that entirely too little
preparation Is being made for com
bating the weevil. It appears that
the farmer will not take this terrible
pest seriously until he is actually
overwhelmed and calling for help.
"The eorn crop is also looking
quite good, with vigorous growth,
the stalk* are fairly iow and with
the roots deeply embedded In the soil
are In condition to feed the devel
oping ears to a maximum degree.
The Uark green color is particularly
Interesting to look at, b >th by the
casual observer, and the farmer him
self. The crop is much freer from
grass than usual, and this Is a source
of uleasure to all concerned.
"Farm work is fairly well up. ex
cepting In a few areas where the re
cent rains have kept the cultivators
out of the fields since the new grass
has started." Mr. Parker said he
made field counts in most or his
travels and he said ho was interested
to note that the number of cor:i
fields were very few In the eastern
counties while In the Piedmont thoy
were numerous, especially so In the
central countries. "One banker In
Montgomery county stated that the
farmers would go out of business In
three more years If they continued
like the past three years have been,"
Mr. Parker said, "and from the num
iber of Idle fields In that area this
would appear to have a basis.
"The tobacco crop Is very promis
ing. The stands in the eastern an.l
southern counties are good, while In
the more nojjhern counties irregular
stands are observed. Priming is get
ting under way rapidly In the eav
and southeastern counties. The rains
were bothering some, but the past
week's favorable weather conditions
are calculated to afford much pro
"The Eastern part of the Hate
was heavily damaged by severe rains
a year a*o, while this year the same ^
area that seemed then to be hurt |
most has excellent crops.The farmers
generally remarked that they have
the best crops that they had seen
for many years."
For two hundred miles of the trip.
W. F. Callander, Chief of the Divis
ion Qf Crop and Live Stock Esti
mates, Federal Department of Agri
culture, accompanied Mr. Parker.
"The opinion of this farm econo
mic specialist" said Mr. Parker,
was that he did not dream of find
ing such good crop conditions as
were found o? this his first trip to
"A good tnany fields with cow
peas and soy beans for hay were
noticed while a reduced number of
fields with these cropt Interplanted
with com were noted. It Is not ex
pected that tb? hay acresfe will
i?qual lax year'a crop, firr the ?lm
pl? rPRMin that then with the heavy
rain fall, It ?raa founil neceiieary to
plant bar crop* and to harreit oth
er* for hay Inatead of planting them
a? flrat Intended.
MERELY A GLIMPSE OF A FORTHCOMING FILM.
Mary Pickford In her new?t photoplay, which deals with Spanish
life and as yet has not been named.
WINNERS OF R OOSEVELT lK5Nt>RS.
The trustees of the -toosevelt Memorial Association have
awarded the gold medal of the association to Miss Louisa Lee
Schuyler, pioneer among social workers; Dr. Henry Fairfield Ot
oorn, president of t*ie Museum of Natural History, and Gen. Leon
ard Woods, Governor-General of the Philippines.
The medals are given for distinguished service to the American
people in three fields in which the late Col. Roosevelt was much in
terested, and which are associated intimately and which are asso
ciated intimately with his career. Miss Schuyler receives the
medal for "the promotion of the welfare of women and children."
Dr. Oshom for "the promotion of the study of natural history,"
and Gen. Wood for the "promotion of the national defense."
Influence of Americans Fell in
Remote European Hamlets
Says Dr. Brooke
Stockholm. July 24.?Thousands
of remote hamlets and town* in
^Eastern and Central Europe have ex
perienced a spiritual rebirth under
the influence of American* who have
I "returned" to their mother country.
Dr. Charles Alvln Brooks, of New
York, told the Raptlst World Alli
ance today. The past three years, he
said. ha* witnessed the return of
thousands of members of these
churches "to set aliuhfc the Arcs of a
Ifresh evangelistic movement In va
Irious parts of Europe."
After relating that more than 31,
000 American Itaptists use the (ier
jman language in their worship. 20.
000 the Swedish, and almost 4,000
the Danish, I>r. lirooks stated that
solidarity within the church must be
experienced. "The sense of unity,"
h?' nald, "cannot be achieved by
Mudylng a table of statistics. It
must be felt. This thrilling sense of
a common faith Is born only out of
fellowship. It comes through the ex
perience of breaking the bread of life
together, drinking together of on*'
common spring and being baptized In
the one common spirit."
Dr. nrooks called attention to the
close relationship that exists be-'
tween European and American Hap
tists. The llvlnp: seed of America's!
spiritual and religious Idealism was1
flrst generated In the soil of Europe, i
he said, but has passed from Europe
to America and back again so that
"It baa enriched the life of America
Incalculably and In tur Europe has
b<*en enriched." And from the
groups that have returned to the old
world, lie stated, have come some r>f
our foremost missionaries, leading
preacheds, editors* and other sound
WHEN JIIH HEARD JAZZ
HE LEFT HIS TRUCK
Jumrs Illanchard, colored. for vi
olation of (ho city parking ordinance,
jwo let off with the contH In the re
corder's court Tuesday morn In*
; when It appeared to the court that
Jim. now employed as a truck driver
? In the city, had moved here from the
I country recently and was not fami
liar with the parkin? ordinances
Jim heard the Florida Blossoms'
hand and deserted Ills truck on the
wrong side of Main street to listen
to the music.
Dr. M. M. Harris for operating an
automobile without the proper lic
ense was taxed with the costs.
McNUTT LEAVES CITY
KnglneeT o. K. McNutt left Tues
day morning for Raleigh, where he
will be assigned to new duties by
the State Highway Commission.
Engineer McNutt has the distinc
tion of paving the floating concrete
road across the mai&hcs Of the Pas
quotank River on the Camden p.?nIn
sula formed by the ox-how bend of
the Pasquotank which form* the
shore line of Elizabeth Clfv.
Th" road Is siilrt to be th? orly
one of its kind In North Carolina and
the second of Its kind In the country.
WAS SIGNED TODAY
IB* Th? A?oeUt*4 Pr*m >
Lausanne, July 24.?The treaty
formally establishing peace between!
European powers and Turkey was.
Lausanne. July 24. The treaty of
Lausanne is'scheduled to be signed
here this afternoon. American rep
resentative* will attend but this
country is not to sign the treaty. |
itKviv w, at oKKtionr
Rev. F, 1*. Stack is assifttina Roy.
W. II Humble in a revival at Greg
ory this week. Indications are for
a very good meeting The services
will continue through Sunday.
Mrs. J. E. Moran and children. Isa
'and Francis, and their a (lent. Miss
; Elfcabeth Parker, of Hertford, left,
Tuesday to spend some time at Nags,
RUNS DOWN CROWD
IHr Th? Awnrtilid Prwi
Liverpool. July 2 4.?One of
the carriages In the procession
escorting the Duke and Duch
es of York here struck part of
a large crowd of iwrsons gath
ered outside tlw-Royal inflrm?
arv today, running down about
20 women and children.
Paving Half Done on
Woodville Road Now
And Could be Completed in 60
More Working Days If
Were No Holdups
Three and a half miles of the con-|,
Crete State road to Woodville has I
been completed nnd will be thrown h
open to traffic on Auuust 10.
The pavini; now is more than half'
done by something like 1,000 feet.!
and tho remainder of the- paving can
be completed in 60 work days if <
work could proceed without being?
held up by lack of materials, accord-!,
Ing to State Engineer J. It. Ford,
who is supervising the project.
Sixty working days with no bad!
weather would carry the project to j
about the first of October, but such |
a thing ns road work's proceeding ,
without occasional holdups due to*
i lack of material see ma to M a prac
tical impossibility in these parts, and I
I perhaps a fair estimate would be to
say that the road should be complet-i
ed early in November and be ready 1
for traffic before cold weather.
Work on the road to Woodville
started the last of August of last
year, hut It was some montlw later
before actual pavini; was begun.
This road is a link in the Edenton
to-Norfolk highway and formed a
part of the District Highway which
was to he paved under the Fere bee
District Highway Act. which, of late,
there has been some tnlk of reviving.
PROSPECT FOR HIGHER
!' TAXES IN EXT SESSION
"Just as well get ready to pay
more taxes next year." says Noah
lint foot. County Chairman of the
Hoard of County Commissioners of
'Pasquotank. after looking over the
I school budget for the coming year
-H4afed in his hands by the County
Hoard of Kducation.
-j I'lldnr thin hllflr.nt. nrrnr<Hni;
I Mr. Hurfoot, the County levies $105,
;350.KK to run the schools six month?.
.It Is then up to the city and to the
various townships to levy sufficient
I funds to run their respective schools
for an additional three months.
Mr. Jlurfoot thinks that the In
[creased expenditures provided for In
the school budget would make nec
lessary an Increase In the County levy
|of 15 cents on the $100 valuation
of property, with corresponding in-1
creates in the township and city lev
ACCOUNT FOR LIQUOR
I Richmond, July 24.? Dlninlnsal of
Slat? Prohibition Inspectors If. I>.
Brown, J. T. Crute and F. C. Pa I met
on charge of failure to aecount nt th?*
projter time for liquor which they
seized in a raid In Sussex County on
! April 4, wan announced today by At
i torney Ceneral Saunders.
GOVERNOR ANI) JI DGK
CONFER ABOUT TRIAL
Richmond, July 24.?Jiwlire H. T). j
White, who will preside at the trial I
of Robert and I.arkln Garrett, prom-1
inent Cumberland County officials
charged with murder of Rev. Kdward
Sylvester Pierce, which In scheduled :
to begin Thursday. conferred with j
Governor Trlnkle for more than an (
hour today. The general Impression ,
wan that they dincunned police pro->
tcctlon though neither would make a!
DR. I.OUISE STANI.KY
Washington, July 24. - Dr. Louise
Stanley, dean of home economic* of
th?? Cnlvernlty of Missouri, wan todav
selected by Secretary Wallace to
head the newly established Bureau
of Home Kocnomlra of the Depart- j
mcnt of Agriculture.
HIIKIIIH KKIIVH OFFICK
IS rXDKR Ills II \T NOW
Plasterers have driven Sheriff |
Charles Reld out of bin office this
week to make needed repairs to the I
"Where |p your Office this week,
sheriff?" asked an Inrjtilrlne reporter
nt the courthouse Tuesday afternoon.
'Tnder his hat," answered Clerk :
of the Court Sawyer, who was stand
Ing hard by.
And the sheriff let It go at that, j
st MM Kit SCHOOL K\I)S.
Ralolgh, July 21 The six]
Weeks term of tlie State, College,
sum met school cnrtie to <ui end this,
? ft"moon. Pinal examinations were
held this morning. The enrollment
this year has run between eight and (
??? ? ?? 9
C. H Robinson left Tuesday for i
Nans Head |o spend some time with :
his family. I
CHINESE FIRE ON
~~ AMERICAN BOAT
(iiinlxiiil Returns Fire, Doing
Considerable Damage, Ac
cording to Reports liy
Steamer* from Cbiuig King
(Bf n? AMorUtrd Prm)
Ichang, China. July 24.?Steam
ers arriving from Chung King report
hat th<> American steamer, Alice
Dollar, and a British vessel, under
?scort of the American gunboat Mon
?eacy. were heavily fired upon near
2hung King today.
The Monocacy. according to the re
?ort, returned the fire, doing consid
ItamlilM <?et Kimineer
I'ekInu. July 24.?Chinese bandits
lave captured Darcy Wetherbee, Bri
tsli mining engineer, jie.tr. Chluho,
iccordlng lo a report to the customs
Chester, III., July 24.?A posse
with bloodhounds today continued
the search for 17, of the 41 prison-'
?is who escaped from Illinois state
hospital for the innnne here Sunday,
who Mill remain at large... Homes
in this vicinity are in feac^of an at
tack by the criminals, as ?*?1ly dan
gerous ones are said to be still at
BENNY LEONARD IS
111* Tli? AMnrtelrd rmit
New York. July 24.?Benny Leon
ard. one of the most skillful ring
men of all time, today holds the
liuhtwejght scepter without a real
chilllengef In sight- T,,,' Utl4boldir
removed his most dangerous menaeo
last night when Ire Hailed and bat
tered Lew Tendler. Philadelphia
(southpaw, into overwhelming defeat
in 15 rounds at.the Ytnjtte stadium,
i Decisively outpointing his rival
.from the start, Leonard had Tendler
roil the verge of a knockout with a
plashing whirlwind attack In the last
.three rounds. There was no ques
tion of his superiority ut any stage
of the flght.
New York, July 24.?Before a
crowd of 66,000 people laxt night,
I Benny Leonard defended his -light
weight title against Lew^Tendler,
giving Tendler a severe drubbing In
15 rounds and getting the judge's
decision. Tendler was awarded only
. E? tift?fL#aaa?i
Kartliquuko Damage Im
About Million Dollar*
San Bernardino, Cal., July 24, ?
The checlj shows that the earthquake
damage tills week was probably not
over a million dollars, mostly In
buildings cracked and demolished.
There were no fatalities.
JACKIE COOGAN IS
IN GREATEST ROLE
That little Jackie Coogan ban fln*
! ally cotne Into the period of his
greatest possibilities wan the opinion
of hou*c Mllnc throngs at the* Alkra
| ma Theater today when "Oliver
Twist" wan presented. That Jackie
'?quailed with Ills precocious genius
(and Ills marvelous Instinct for act
llug, all the opportunities the role of
I Oliver afforded him was equally cer
tain, and that he will have extended
I his circle of admirers by ninny mll
| lions more throughout the world, Is
In the nature of an axiom, ho sure
An Inherently vigorous story has
been welded of pieces of the origi
nal Dickens' novel and this welding
process Is entirely Frank Lloyd's,
who not only adapted the scenario
from the hook, hut directed the
making of the picture with his usual
Indeed unusual ? skill. Nothing
that Uovd has done is a flner mani
festation of the director's scope of
vision. His understanding of human
emotions and his cnpncltv to handle
intimate scenes with feeling and tu
multuous episodes (like that of the
chase after Oliver and the capture of
Faglni with powerful, thrilling real
ism were fully disclosed.
CI.AHH (JOKH TO C.4MDKN
The T. K. L. Class of the First
IlaptlRt Sunday school will hold their
regular meeting this evening at 8
o'clock nt the home of Mrs. M. 8.
Harrell nt Camden. Members who
wish to go are requested to be nt
Mitchell's corner. Main street, this
evening at 7 o'clock and automobiles
will b<- provided for all who are
there to go.
I I.OSKO KOIt l l-KAN HWI :p
Mitchell's Department stor< will
be closed at 1 o'clock Wednesday In
order to make preparations for the ?
big Clean Sweep Hale hegl'-nlnc;
Thursday morning, advertlsemi nt H>f
which appears on pagen four and flv*
of this Issue. adr.1t
?-01 ro\ MAVtKI i
New York. July 24. -Spot cotton
elosed. quiet, with a 75 point decline.
Middling 24.OR. Futures closed at
the following levels: July 23.90, Oc
tober 22.48 f,2. December 22.23-36,
January 22.10, March 22.20.
New York, July 24.?Spot cotton,
opened today at the following levels:
July 24.74-23.frO. Oct. 22.B5-47,
Dec. 22.20-28. Jan. 22.07-03, March