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Careful Bankings ;;;H:,r ; - ' c
We carefully safe-guard -the interests of our
customer-. ' jZ?" ' - '
THE CITIZENS' BANK " 7-
" . ' - . A par how small, no matter W Utfe.'"
? ;i 4E FIRST. NATIONAL BANK '"
' - : wui give it-oitfeful attentioa. This message.
ofErs Hs rafiiw -every courtly raid aoni--' 'If "v
, aLodatJon wulun the rang of prudent Bank-
.- yy. applies to tht mea and women, alike.
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'JA8. B. BLADis,TivePres.
. W. T. OLD, Cashier.
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ityTWIGE A WEEKftK Devoted tche Industrial ,
a a w t
ielburn, of Ohio, Opens
Debate on Canal 1
COMUITTEE OF THE WHOLE.
(1 yj-y, ::::y'&
The Ohio Senator Ably Dis
cusses the Project Con
gress Favors it Large
Washington, Jan. 8.-TLere was
a fairly large attendance in the
galleries of the House of Represen
. tatives today in anticipation of the
opening; of the debate upon the
Nicaragua Canal bill
I ("VTithout preliminary business
the House went into committee of
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the whole (Mr. Grosyenor of Ohio
in; the chair) for the , consideration
of the Canal bill, and Mr. Hepburn
. of Iowa, chairmam of the Inter
' ' state and Foreign Commerce, which
reported the bill, took- the floor to
open, the debate. He said the sub-
ject of a waterway across the. isth
nius connecting the Atlantic and
Pacific oceans had been in the
minds of the' people-for more than
4, four hundred years.. In the United
States, thirty-seven states had in-:
sructea tn!ir congressional aeie
gations to support a.' bill for an
' iitter-oceanicwaterway ; all political
parties had aligned themselves ini
fayor of it; the subject had .been;
discussed "in congress, scientific
' societies, -the "newspapers and onj.
the hustings until there ,was nowi
volume of literature on the -sub
ject never before devoted to a sin-i
gle project. -
Mr. Hepburn said the report of
he Walker Commission gave care
ful consideratioa to every feature
'Yr LliC JLX1C UiU BUUlIXXbLCLt
.""by Lis committee proposed to on4
cent rate, all authority in the hands
; of I be' President. - It -opened nci
opportunity, for defunct statesmen
or the 'pensioning of pensohs who
b ad -been passed in the 'race -of life:
It gave the United States ; the
authority to protect, defend and
operate the canal in -view of all the
reports submitted. Mr. Hepburn
saitl there could now be no qiiesi-
tioii in the mind of any well in1-
fornied.man of the feasibility and
practicably of an inter-oceanic
anal.-. , i . - j
COUNTY BOARD MEETS.
Ko ;tly Routine Business Chracter-
ized The Session.
G. M. Scott, Cairman, jiresiding;
present,; Mess. Geo. . D. , Sherlock,
S. -N. Morgan, W. J.'F. Spence,
and Thonias E. -Palmer. . .
On motion, it is Ordered, tlit
W. A. Rdbbins be relieved of tax on
$870 over .valuation for 1901. f
)n motion, it is ordered, that
f 100 be appropriated' for the Eliz
abeth City Division Naval Re-
serves as their annual appropria-
"On motion, it is or,dei;ed, thit
, John R. Bro wn, be alio w ed $ 1 0 to
pay expenses of his daughterfrom
the asylum in Raleigh to her home
in Elizabe th Cityi f 5
'; On . motion,, it is ordered,, that
he estate of Henry": Coppersmith,
deceased be relieved of taxes for
1 On motion, it is ordered, that
the land of Jennie Pailin listed
by Wesley Cherry,, agent, bei, re
lieved of tax on $27Q over ..valua
tion, . ff
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,. ; On motion, jit is r ordi
J.L. Stillman and C. ."A. Long be
allowed $10 for securing the body
!of Miss Ella Maude Cropsey unti
! the Coroner 'was notified, the same
1 being payment in full of all claims
' of said parties.
i The clerk f was authorized; to
j draw on C. W. Morgan, chairman
of -i the; Board of Commission! o
Perquimans' County for "$15, being
one-half of.- the expenses for re
pairing river bridge which is on
the dividing line between. Pas
quotank and Perquimans Counties.
.The chairman and clerk of the
Board were authorized to issue
an order to James" I. .&aym an for
material furnished and labor per
formed in repairing river road when
same shall have been approved by
Messrs -T. E., Palmer and G. D.
Sherlock, a c4ommittee appointed
to attend to same. - '
On . motion, it is ordered, that
Joseph E. Pailin, overseer, be
allowed to purchase 500 slabs
to cover bridges on his road-
Bills audited and allowed to the
amount or $70555. : a ' -
Condition of County Home.
In his annual report to the
Board of County Commissioners,
J. T. Newbold. keeper of the
county home, states that the an
nual expenses of this "institution
for the year ending December 2nd,
1901, are , $210.19.
Dr. J. E. Wood,
made the following report:
Elizabeth City, Jan, 6 1901
Hon Board County Commission
ers. ; ' ' ' ' ; ' '
Gentlemen :-?-In compliance with
-the law I inspected the public
buildings' and found them in very
good condition. At the home
were 28 inmates in a
f ortable condition. - I
prisonei-s. in the jail,
and four Colored.
- y Respectfully
, . ' J E Wood, H. O,
An. Increase of $1 0,000.
A report given to the Board of
county' commissioners, by Messrs.
G. M. Scott and SJ N. Morgan, a
'committee appointed by the board
to investigate and exanime . the
solyeut credits or securities of J. L.
Hinton, as exhidited to the board'
by said- Hinton, states that the.
valuation of the securities should
be increased $10,000,000, and the
clerk was ordered to make this
change on the tax, list of 1901.
Board of Aldermen Met on Monday
Meeting of the Board of Alder
men was held Monday night, all
members being present except
Mayor made his. report as to J.
B. Lowery's place of business.
On motion the yearly donation
of $100.00 was ordered paid to the
Elizabeth City Naval ; Reserve.
The report of Mr. Davis in re
gard to the fixing of the foot of
Matthews street was, accepted. .
The petition of ., Messrs ,Eenke
and Ward in regard to street rail
ways was on .motion, referred to
th 3 street-committee.
The different matters which were
presented to the board in regard to
1 1 '' . - I J M t
water woi'KS were reierreu to tne
Motion made, and carried that a
guarantee bond of $10,000 be de
posited by bidders as a guarantee
of good faith' in the construction'
of a water-works system.;' ? '
On motion it is voted thati sheds
aiid stoops' oh Water street "and on
Main St.. -between Water andPoki
dexter, now obstructing i the side
walk, be removed, and that that
the I owneft of property on said
streets; be drdered to -pave same
tacurb. Any person violating this
ordinance shall be ffned $5 for each
day such sheds' shall .remain, after
being notified to remove same.
The city attorney reports as foi
lowsj in regard to the vaHdity, of
the electric- light contract J. .- be
lieve aid contract to be invalid
and that the"; corporation of Eli-
abeth pity is at liberty to rescind
or revoke it or to refuse to com
ply with the term thereof at its
will or pleasure. '
The street committee made their
report On., Water street, and on mo
tion, the following Vere appointed
a jury to condemn said land and
award such damages as they think
proper ana right
Mayor and Chief Police
THEIR DUTY FULLY ENDED.
Itimized Statement of DisbursementsExpenditures
At a public meeting held in the
Academy of Music, on Sunday -afternoon
Dec.: 1, 1901 we were ap
pointed a committee for the pur
pose of investigating the disapear
ance of Miss; Ella M. Cropsey. It
was thesense of that meeting that
no effort should be spared in clear
ing up this, dark and awful tragedy
which had in a very large measure
paralizied business, and was the
sole subject of conversation upon
our -streets. - We realized the fact
that we were appointed by the
people, that in this matter we were
their sejrvants aud should do all in
our power to discharge the duties
imposes upon us. Immediately af
ter our appointment we met in the
office of ,Roscoe W. Turner and
there elected Mr. Hi-T. Greenleaf
as chairman of the committee and
Mr. Turner s secretary and treas
urer. Recognizing the fact that in
this matter all agencies should work
together for the accomplishment of
the end in; view, we immediately
proposed that we should communi
cate with Mr. Dawson" the chief of
police and feecure the benefit of his
services and ability, Mr. Dawson
was waited on by several members
of the committee at different times,
and invited and urged to cooperate
with us he postively refused to do
so, nd from the date of our ap
pointment run til this hour he has
not neither has the Mayor of this
city done one single thing to as
sist us, but have at all times ser
iously handicapped our efforts by
their actions and manner of treat
For this' reason we were badly
thwarted in our efforts at the very
outset, notwithstanding these
things we pressed steadily onward,
and in less 24r hours had Secured
sufficient evidence "to hold a party
under bond for his appearance at
the March; term of the Superior
f Almost each and every day there
would -come to us rumors of the
young lady being seen at this place
and that, and while we were dubi
ous of results, still we reconized
the fact that it was our duty to in
vestigate" these things which ' we
did. Upon information that a
mrty was seen at Rocky Mount
jearinc a " description to Miss
Cropsy we caused the matter to be !
investigated and found that there
was absolutely nothing tangible iu
it. Reports came to us that a
"party seen at Wilson was undoubt-
ebty Miss' Cropsy. We wired to the
Chief of Police to hold the party
suspected until we could arrive and
identify her, after we had sent this
telegram and made preperations to
go Mr. Dawson as Chief of Poliee
wired to turn them loose which
was done, we sent a party to Rocky
Mount however and found that the
young lady lived in , Nash county
and was a Mrs. (Williams, so we ex
ploded that theory. . '
We have at all times appreciated
any suggestion that might be
offered, and have striven as far as
practicable to. act upon the-; same. ;
Cfjpon advice of? siveraXTpartieaj
one of our number visited a dete
tive and laid the ease before him,
after that time we had, correspon
dence with him and as a result' 'of
that correspondence- the meeting
was held at he Court ' house for
the purpose of raising $150 to give
him for prosecuting this search, a
member of the committe went to
Norfolk and paid him at one time
ragain visited Koriblk and paid him
the remaining $25.00!. It is needless
to say that thejcltterpon which he
was working : failed to produce
results. ' i
We append an itemized account
of -money, received and disbursed.
The people gave this - and .have a
right to see what use it was
1 placed. - i- .
The critisim that has been
placed upon us by" certain parties
and the artiples published in the
newspapers are but faint pictures
of what we have had to experience.
We could have accomplished better
results and saved much time
and labor, had the Chief of Police
and the Mayor recongized that they
we,re pubKc officer's, paid as public
servants and discharged . their
duty in accordance with those
We feel that bur duty is now
ended, the body having been found
The committee appointed by. you,
have had the body placed away,
Mr. Cropsey requested your com
mittee to take charge of niati.ers
in connection with the ' funeral of
his daughter, which we did." We
have done all that .we can do
We feel that w have discharged
our duty as best we can, we have
done what you would have us do.
The body of Miss ; Cropsey has
been found. The conviction of the
party or parties who murdered
her we leave to the proper hands
WThen we contemplate the hap
piness and the Joy that we have
brought into 'the stricken home,
by this great uncertain! ty being
cleared, and by a daughters name
being held in reverence because of
her purity, we feel amply com
pensated for our efforts, and rejoice
with you that her body no longer
rests in the cold water of the Pas
qUOtank river, but covered with
flowers of love, and guarded with
tears of rememberances it reposes
near the scenes of her childhood, I
among those that knew and loved j
. W.- M. Baxtek,
R. W. TCBNER,
1 L. A. Winder.
' A. K. Kramer.
Detective.... i $ 150.00
Expenses of diver .... 10.00
Capt Williams for
dredging services . : 22.50
Chas. Reid, services . . . 4.00
Expenses to N. Y. , . , ' ' 12.00
Telegrams . 12.50
Ed Davis horse hire. ; 10.00
Capt. Hayman 6.50
Aydlett &Co. 1.10
Wm. Godfrey, work 1.50
ICelly, board....... . 4.75
Waeon , 2.00
CLASH WITH RUSSIANS.
American Sailors at Nieu Chwang
y Get Info Difficulties.
Washington, Jan. 8. The Siate
Department late this afternoon was
notified by United States Minister
Conger at Pekin that three clashes
have occured at Nieu Chwang, be
tween Russian soldiers and United
states sailors. Shots were fired
and one Russian was wounded,
The Russian minister at Pekin" made
complaint to Minister Conger.
The Navy Department has tele
graphed Commander Barry,: of the
United States ship Yicksburg a
Nieu Chwang, to which vessel the
United States sailors participating
an the fight were-attached, to make
every effort to prevent hostilities;
The officials here are exceedingly
Commander Barry has been :: in--
structed to send further detailaV?
St. Petersburg, Jan. 9. M. Jeen
D. Bloch, who was the actual coun
cellor of State of Russia and mem
ber of the comite des savants of
the ministry of finance, died yes-'
terday at Warsaw. He had been a
constructor and . administrator of
railways - and . had written many
works on social military and econ
omic questions. .' " r
Schley Will Appeal to
velt. CONSULT ATTORNEYS.
The Admiral Will Come
South For a Hunting
and Pleasnre Trip, But
Will Return Soon. 7
; Washington, v Jan. 7. Rear Ad
miral Schley will appeal from the
majority report of the court, of in
quiry. This was decided upon at
2 o'clock this afternoon, after a
conference with Mr Rayner and
Mr. Teague, hii counsel, which
lasted several hoursl .
This is the official statement
made by his counsel:
"Admiral Schley has concluded,
after mature and careful deliber
ation, to appeal from the majority
decision of the court of inquiry to
the President of the United States
as commander-in-chief of the army
and .the navy. This action having
been determined upon, nothing
mare can be divulged at this time,
the regulations of the navy being
such that the nature of the pro
posed appeal can not be revealed
except by the President, after the
formal documents have been filed
Mr. Rayner afterward stated that
it would take some time .to prepare
the document and that it would not
be presented to the President un-
til after the return of Admiral
Schley from his trip to Savannah,
Admiral Schley seemed greatly
pleased at the course decided upon
by his attorneys. He accompanied
them in the elevator down stairs
and listened , attentively to the
statement as it was read bv Mr.
Teague to the score or more of
newspaper men who were in wait-
ing. On the ground floor he espied
the babv carriage in which was the
" ' '
infant daughter of Senator Cul-
berson of Texas. The Admiral
bent over and kissed the little one.
ill LCI IjUC DWbmuicub v. no icau
Admiral Schley said that no other
statement would be given -out by
himself or counsel. "Whatever is
given out- must come from the
President after the appeal goes to
him," the Admiral said.
The odmiral and his attorneys
then went into the dining room,
where for nearly an hour they were
in earnest conversation. Mr. Ray-
ner and Mr. Teague returned to
Baltimore later in the afternoon.
a oai uw r.; of
ments at the Hotel Richmond
shortly before 3 o'clock and Went
to the Richmond annex, iust across
t.h Rt,rpi. where for more than a
l.nlf hour he was with Earnest W.
Ti-, Tiif; air,r
who is making a life size bust of
Tt Pnected that Kevser will
lmvfi completed the bust bv Thurs-
day in the event of which Admiral
SAblfiv. as the mest of Gen. Wm.
Gordon, will go south for a . ten
-J,. o .
days hunting, fishing and pleasure
T, firRtnh.oHWTiTit. will
When the Admiral returned to
the hotel he was greeted by a num
ber of newspaper reporters, who
piled him with questions pertain
ing- to his interview with, the Pres
ident. He was pleased and suave
m ins convex on bivu, uun txcxxxxcu
discuss or say anything about what
- took place betweenhimself andMr.;
xnat senenu - vines was mora
that ordinarily interested in learn
ing the result of the conference
Admiral Schley had with President
Roosevelt at the White House yes
terday, was attested last evening
when he called at the Hotel Rich
mond and sent his card to the ad
miral's apartments. While the ser
vant was on his way to carry the
message the general paced im
patiently Up and down the corridor.
The servant brought ; back word
that Admiral Schley was not in,
but was expected soon. General
Miles, his every motion displaying
apparent 'dissapointment, left the
hotel but returned in about fifteen
minutes. Again he sent up his
card and again after a few minutes
of impatience he was told that
AdmiraTSchley . bad not returned.
The third time General liles
called at the hotel and still Ad
miral Schley was away. ' The ad
miral returned an hour later and
expressed regret that he should
have missed seeing the general.
Port Warden Line to be Established.
The Chamber of Commerce at
its last session in&tructed the com
mittee on Harbor, Shipping and
Commerce to correspond with the
U. S. Treasury Department, with
a view to establishing a port war
den line for this harbor. The
committee which -is composed of
Messrs E. Alexander, W, W. Mann
and L. A. Winder has been in cor
respondence with tne proper
parties with the result that a corps
of engineers will be sent here at
once to make proper surveys and
mark out a bine on the river front.
which will mean to the property
owners, who might extend their
wharves too. far" into the river,
"thus far shall thou go and. noj
ICE MANUFACTURERS MEET.
They Set Prices to Regulate the Sale
f 0 'ce'
The' ie manufacturers of this
section met in this city this week to
establish unform prices for ice.
Messrs- Conger and Woodard repre-
sented the Edenton factories. Mr.
M. H. White the Hertford factory
and Messrs W. M. fBaxter and J.
B. Flora represented the ice in-
dustrv of this city. The prices
which were established at this con-
ference to regulate the sale of ice
are as follows.
1 0 tons and up $2.50 . per ton: 10
tons and up $3.00 per ton: '5 tons
and up $4.00. per ton; less than 5
tons and in 300 lb. blocks, 75cts per
p c ti
i XilCDC uiiwa x v . w
on the wharf of either factory.
An Enterprising Business Honse.
The "Fair" will begin taking stock
Febuary first. and until that, date
the prices are cut way down. Ihe
stock is greatly reduced by the
holiday trade, but economical
1 -tt ? 1 Li II
uyers wm nnu maxij cicejuLionai
values . Their lines comprise gen-
eral dry goods, notions, carpets,
rugs, cloaks and capes, clothing,
gents furnishing, boots dnd shoes,
trunks, bags, hats and caps.
! wh a -I.M 'il. . i
ousiness transactea tne past
year, has been the largest in the
history, of this rapidly growing
business. If good goods, reasonable
, J X X - J
Pces -ana -competent uuu cour-
, teous corp ,oi smtjupeopie couuh
i i t i i r
e believe, the air has earned
11 8 success.
inS.is completed their spring goods
wiU be Put uPn tte shelves for
During the month of January,
each cash retau customer, m any
department, will receive a dupli-
V biU of their purchase with the
e plainly marked thereon.
Saturday. Feb. 1st, at 12 o'clock
noon, a committee oi cuswrnera w jiubb n imuo oiluxuci, vi w
will choose one of the 27 businesslyille. v The beautiful country home
days of January, and the money
will be refunded in full for all bills
v - . ;, . . - , ;
. v,a.; 4W ajx f tliA dnv oaIpK
""e , " 7
No' matter what the ; amount is,
- lwf?er cent ux;un Tuu
dollar8 vou will "get your ; money
DaCK li your purcuase ntu uihuo
on the dav selected.
Last January this same' offer was
made resulting in many customers
receiving?- backr considerable
amounts, ior tneir purchases on
the day selected by the commitee.
Increase of Population
in one Hundred -
Years; ' v
COUNTRIES COMPARED. -
Russia Leades; in the , In
I crease Census Takes
in Only two-thirds of Out
Washington, Jan. 8 Mr. William
R. Merriam, director of the cerns, ;
has given out a statement of the -total
population i" of the . United '
States including, outlying 4-territories.
It is shown that the
United State's now includes, along
with the main part, or continental
United States, certain outlying
districts, namely, Alaska and - the
recent insular accessions Hawaii,
Porto Rico, the Philippine Islands, :
Guan and American Samon. , :
The twelfth census extended on
ly over' two of these outlaying
districts, Alaska and Hawaii, but
the census office s has obtained the
best available information regard
ing the population' of the other
portions of the United States and
prepared the following statement
.showing the present population of
the entire United States:
The Continental United States
has a population of 75,994,505.
Philippine Islands 6,961,329. -Porto
Hawaii 154,001. .
Alaska 62,582. . '
American Samoa 6;400.
The number of persons in mili
tary and naval jservice outside
continental United, States is ,91,-
The total population of . the Unj-
ted States is therefore 1 84,233.069.
The total population ,, of the
United btates at the close 01 tne
nineteenth '. century was
84,250,000. As the population ;
I . TT I .X 11. -
01 tne unitea tares at ine oegm-
uing ol tne century was
5,333,000, the nation has grown
I nearly 16 fold, ini one- hundred ,
I v - 1
yeaiss- ' .
The Russian Empire, with about
131,000,000'. people, has more-than
half as, many again as the - United
States and has been increasing
during the century just closed
witli greater rapidity, than any
other European 'power.'
France, including Jts depen-
encies, is tne lourtn country oi mj
world in order of -population and
. . . ,1 11 -
has about .83,Ub,UUU innaDitants,
or almost the same number as the
The five most populous countries
I . . -w-
riussia, ixreat untain, Germany,
France and the United States to-
Uether include over two-thirds of s.
the estimated . population of tae '
1 . -. .... . -i xl. - T.x
WOrld, wnicn is piacea .oy tue wt
i ... i i x . i r.i4
autlionues as oeing ueiweeu x,t;w-
000 and 1,600,000,000,
A DELIGHTFUL EVENING.
The Beautiful Home of Miss Margaret
Hollowell. The Scene.
A most delightful society event
was that given by the young men
of the city, a the, beautiful cotry
residence of Miss Margreet,; tioiio-.
well, Tuesday, complimentary
I i.'ir: . XfTi--Uin. Qlfinnoi. nf drca-ri-
was most hospitably thrbwn open
and 'til the midnight hour men and
. , . . . .- .r, .
- 1 Trftlr!PTi m brave attire, gave them-
7-1 ' -.t; , X.
parting time ''Came.. all too . soon. ; ,
Those present "were ; . , I T
v Mrs. Crisp, Misses Margret Hol
lowell, Winnie Skinner, Mae Wood, :
Eva Pailin, Lula Briggs, Ada Mel
ick and Katharine ' Ingle:' The.
gentemeivsvere: Messrs Jas. B.
Blades, C. W. Melick, pr. K F.
Martin, W. Tv Old, Geo. Little and
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