North Carolina Newspapers

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w AfflTNGIQH^-gOR-TH OA^6j;ltNArWQNDAY-iaH'-FtHNOONT, SEPTEMBER 27, 1909.
NO,. 4i
? IE STATE'S
DRY Ui IS
r - IN OANBER
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p /Alleged Fatal JMecF
A Clause Found by a Lawyer that
May Let Beer _JJe Sold With
Impunity in North Carolina-Mil
lions of Business Involved.
Ratefgb, N. C.. Sept. 2?. ? An tm
portant defect In the new North 0aro
Hna~8tate prohibition law Has Jast
been discovered by a leading State
Jawyer", and it threatens the enforce
ment of the law.
At the same time It involves a big
bUIId*II ror the breWefTwTana other
^ manufacturers or malt afcd similar
lluuors. p
The alleged fatal defect, which prt>
hltfltionists claim Is an ecror, occurs
in an amendment made by the legis
l latnrp Ma.ch to the State law
passed ln*l 908, section li, and stipu
lates that when licenses are issued to
? eell "near-beer" and malt liquors
^containing one-half of one per cent
or more of alcohol," the State tax
? -x ? stall be * to. * rr-!? ?
The words-used should have been
? "less than one-half of one per cenOof
alcohol ."--the prohibitionists explain.
-?> ? Btrt the courts will have to place on
that construction -the intent to make
It law.
HMOKLie, the lawyer today ad
vised ull his clients having licenses^to
sell "near-beer" and the like to go
a right"1 d ^,0r 0p6nly M
A liqi\or man here stated today
that "millions of business to the
liquor interests will be involved."
Many town authorities where pro
hibit Ion .fulled 'to be adopted by local
? ?option are sympathetic with the con
test.
Mr. Ralph Phillip*, has been elect
ed secretary of the Toung Men's
Christian League, to succeed Mr." E.
HTHyman,^ who lias resigned. Mr.
1C. A. Smith has- been chosen a mem
'yu ot the music committee to suc
ceed Mr. Thomas J: Latham. Jr., who
. WU moved tm worfum. ? Bum ur Op
selections are good ones and the
league is to be congratulated on se
curing their services.
BURN CHIMNKYS OUT.
As winter Is approaching. and thei
CUf Ik b*Iqg visited by r?ln, the cit1-|
sens would do well if they would j
burn out their chimneys as a pre
caution against fire.
TO PREACH SPECIAL SERMON.
Rev. H. B. "Qearlght, pastor of the
First Presbyterian Church, will do;
llrer a special sermon to the , Im
proved Qrrtflr nf Rrri Mpn nsrt gun.
? day. evening.
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TODAY FULL
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Apple F6ast for Taft
President Tendered Breakfast by
the Chamber of Commerce at
Spokane, Washington ? A Big
Day's Entertainment Planned.
| -Spokane, Wash..' Sept. 27.? AI
though It was early when President
TJTTa special train arrived here thid
morning, Mr. Taft was up and eager
to greet the committee of the Mer
chants' Association? which wai ready
to greet him and give him a big day's
entertainment in Spokane. The pro^
gram for today la full of variety, anff
Interest. Preparations have been
made for the President to Indulge
in dinner dj^hes of big red apples,
piping hot. In salads, sauces, stews,
frirraaaari snrl Bluffed ? M Haydpn. a
summer , resort thirty miles from
htere, he pl&ya golf tl)is afternoon*,
and this evening he wilt dine. on Id
aho game at a dinner at the Bozan
U Tarara. -
"The breakfast which the President
enjoyed soon after his arrival thla
morning was tendered _ him J>y the
board of trueteea-of the Chamber of
Commerce, following which was "a
parade of civic and military -organi
zations. At the roncimlon of the pa
rade Mr. Taft made an address to
over 10,000 from the grandstand
roe street. Mayor N. S. Pratt, wel
comed the President, and Judge Ed
ward Whltson, of the Superior Court,
Introduced him. F. E. Goodall, pres
ident of the Chambor of Commerce,
presided. After luncheon the party
took so , auto ride through the Spo
kane Valley to Post Falls, Opportu
nity, and other Irrigated districts, re
turning to catch a special train for
ttym " i mn tn trhlrh raat- nl>t~
form addresses are scheduled for
"Coucr'd'Alene, Idaho
Hear Mr. Joyner
at Old Ford
Beaufort county, especially Old
Ford and Washington township, will
be1 honored tomorrow by the pres
ence of Hon. J. Y._ Joyner, State Sup
erltnendent* of Public Instruction,
"who is expected to speak on educa
tion. Arter the speaking tl^e good
ladies of Old Ford will give a basket
picnic to which all aire cordially In
vl ted. -
Everyone In Washington township
.is asked to bring a basket and help
toward quaking the daya great suc
ceas. Mr. Joyner will devote a week
to Beaufort county%and make educa
ttnnal adrtrmm a Hav-i?
looked for tomorrow at Old Ford.
City Water Tank Dry-for
an Hour or More Today:
- Someone Is to Blame
1 ? Tilt WliTilnftnn ttlBft mri t lirtit
_ Company hss s contract with the
city of Washington (or the operation
of a water plant, and in their con
tract thej bare agreed Jo certain.
conditions, some of which might be
Interesting reading to the citisens
Just at this time.
Ia section two or tald contract the
following ia Incorporated: "The
source ot supply shall be free from
sewerage contamination, and the
water furnished "hall be clear in ap
' pearfcnce Pd br thorough analysis,
show water at all Umee suitable for
all domestic purposes and for drink
ing and cooking purposes, and free
from any Injurious substance. ^
latter clauss Is seen that "A constant
_ #at?r pressure equal to 60 pounds
per Ineh for ordinary service shall
be maintained, which, upon occasion
.of fire, shall. If necessary, be In
creased by means -of suitable pump
ers to 75 pounds per inch." Than;
again in section 18 attention is called |
to part ot said section which Beads
as follows: "Shall not suffer the aus
penslon of the supply of water. either
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reuon, not jet explained., the water
Unk, that furnishes the cltr drinking
water, and the meam through which
Ljlres are quenched, waa dry ? not f.
drop of water waa tol>e had. - Pof an
hour or not* (he entire cltr
helpleee, and didn't know It.
Whr thla state of affairs The Dallr [
Newa doean't know, jet the fact
mains Jaat the aaase. There waa 11 "K
leot of duty somewhere. Somebody
Is responsible, and an InTeatlgatldfc
should be made st out* ? peiellet
la patent. Property was in
graye danger, at the merer of that
moneter ? Are, through neplect.
Suppose, for - arguments sake. aJ
Blated part of the cltr. what would
hara been- the consequence? No one
MiWlfct ifca ' * ?> '
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Why waa the water Unk dry be
tween Are and sit o'clock this mora
Ingf Can the Washington Light and
Water Companr render a sufficient
excuse for this condition of tWngat
The people' desire to b* Informed..
There la a register placed at the
Cltr ban tfor the aaoari?i?iu (to
anountof pressure there la on, the
water used for flre'mnrnoflee. and it
m drily m
POET POEMS 10
HUfffMBYSTEM
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Last Alarm a Sample
The City Owes a Duty to ? its
Citiifchs and Some Effort Should
Be I^gde to Establish a Fire
| Alafm System.
Ring out wild balls, right startllngly.
and ten the news tonight? _
A Are Is burning in the town, but it'B
somewhere out of sight.
"Where, oh where,, where Is. the fire?"
cry the frightened ?passersbyjr
Dut olily_lhe3ijaterical clang of the
bell answers their eager "cr Y- "
The Volunteer Company No. 1 goes
r rushing to the west,
tVVhlle north and south the h&A0?reef
' men are running their very best.
Now all along the streets __ai<d patha
there ruiffiei& a motley throng, ?
Some ran to' cfcst and some to west?
they cannot ALL be wrong.
At last upon the midnight sky is seen
-a growing glare,
Fire!_Fire! There it is. It's^eente~
j_ where over there!
Turn 'round, you racing Land-reel
men, and leg It^for the west? ~j
Giddap you galloping Volunteers and
do your verybest.
In half an hour or so, at IeaBt.'the fire
is reached at last ?
Of course they cannot put it out, the
time for that is past!
"But. can we save the town?" they
ery-j?they work wlth all their
might, " -
It's hard to light a fire so large with
such a wind tonight.
? Rtgtrt-hese we will Adrop out of,
poetry for awhile, for while poetry
Is all very well for sentimental-dia
logue, It's noc sufficiently strong to
urge upon everyone in this town the
necessity of rising with one accord
and working for a fire alarm system.
We need It. if ever a town needed it
we do. With the flimsy wooden
houses built so close together that
windows across lots, if once a Are
gdt headway before the scene of"the
fire couldbe found, the flames woyld
have things their- own?way,
It's all sery woH te talk1 of Are In"
euracoe, but-wlll flQQ. cover the loss
of that old clock of yOur great grand
father? How about losing that coral
Jewelry that mother wore before the
wagl What pfrn-akctchca-o? two
era sitting on a fence in the rain, or
pictures of fat old gentlemen in'Bcar
let hunting coats drinking punch,
horns and whips in paste stuck
around the cheap frames could ever
4ako the place of those fiaQ oil paint,
ings of your grandparents, that have
hung on the wall and gladdened your
eyes and filled your heart with pride
-for years? -Can-any: new silver you
may buy replace the old tlme-woxiv
spoons and forks which have been
handed down for" generations? Can
*ay mo&ey-pay-you for that golden
curl cut from the head of "the
one VQU 1?M tln.?
No; a hundred times no! Better far
than Insurance money is the protec
tion from 'fire, the evidence of the
irrepanble loss which fire brings;
;tm fl" ,l11'11
no amount 6T filthy lucre ?can com
pensate. ' - * ;
. With the new 'phone system should
*o an up-to-date fire alarm system
alap. The city should be divided Into.,
fire wards, 'each having a certain
number. There would then be no
cdnfuslon. The firemen would know
before they got on the wagon where
was the scene of the fire. The hur
rying crowd coal* count the stroke*
of the bell and tell In what direction
The cost of 4ueh* a system would be
from 92,000 to $2,500, at the most.
We must remember that this fire de
partment is a volunteer one, and we
but also theirs, get to work and put
In the , alarm system which wodld,
give them some eucqgp a&euient and
enable them to glve-j&eir best tferv
4ee, a service In some degree consist
eht witta their efforts. p
To paraphrase ? ? ? "Let us then
'l)e uj> and doing, stilL^cMevtng, still
puraulnV ' Oet that^hone system
ere Coo late!"
Tin* "go wa h?rerh?d ??rn
lng?. ol what would happw 11 1 l?r?.
Hr?,iUrU4. It Mm Uko Hying In
| the face of Providence to lynore such;
a warnlng as w as glren on- last. gatH
mmentF
OUTS, WHEJT,
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The Smut of
Few Farmers Realize the FuU Ex
tent of Injury Suffered by Cer
eal Crops Through the Inroads
of Smut.
erq^ealfle
ry ffffarfcrl \
t be 'full
cereal crops through th?|nioads of
smut. The smutted plants are
dwarfed, therefore wnp observa
tion bo completely that even very ob
servlng farmers often allow aH"nmcli
as 25 pgr een^jy* ^ry
notlced. Smut Is rarely lees than 10
per cent in oats, and Is frequently 16
to 2 H per cent. This la a complete
loaa to, Hif firmayrgalt CO&tf as much
In seen, laud and ti Inge to raise th?
rmnttrri nlai-r ^ in rsltf the full
head. All of IITIk loss can be turned
|-kita.a clear pront at a coat of about 1
per cent per acre for material, and a
very "sTTghr outlay oT^abor. The
United StateB is sufferlu?_anni!ally a
preventable ion gf abowt.f 18 ,<000,000
f?om the sm^.c of oats alone. Our
own State la yearly losing between
JTTana 20 per cent of haPanrfufiTTJIT
crop, which was valued at SI, 7 9 7. 000
In 1907 ~ ?
The smut of grain Is caused by a
fungus, the spore (the repdoductlve
body ot fungi, corresponding to the
seed in higher plants) of whit It Is car
rled in the seed to young grain plant.
Smutted plants in the and In
threshing, shed their spores In the
air. These spores are' then carried
about by the wind, many of them
finding . lodgment in the seed o^
neighboring plants. 'They are thus
planted with the grain, and the same
moisture, warmth, etc., which start
the plant Into renewed life quicken
the smut. It thus happen* that many
young plaute are, ,? cm Mm lufam.,
attacked by the smut nnsmy, which,.
J having gained entrance, htf%a within
the plant until bloomfh^H^When
It again breaks forth In Its well-rec
| ognlzed form. Only., young
plant* are susceptible tp attack of the
smut; therefore. If we tan so treat
the seed of the plants as to destroy
thfi, adhering spores of the fungus
without injuring the grain, we tan
enable the young plant^to pass the
I critical stage of Its existence In safe
tr- . It Is thereafter safe. Such treat
|ureht "la possible. ~~Sttut~cIn, there
-fOre, be piutUcaltj eHmluatuu from
-the flplrt RtfiTAr.i tmatmsnt
are effective, but of all those known,
that by formalin Is by far the best
and cheapest, although the familiar
in wheat. (
Formalin can bo purchased from a
druggist at a cost of from 75 to 90
cents a pound. ? One pouhd mixed
thoroughly with forty-five to fifty
gallons uf aaiwr lu "suKU-tenl to treat
forty-five to fifty bushels bf grain.
To -treat the grain, spread It in a
Jtfcln layer omuimooth barn floor aud
sprinkle with the diluted formalin,
using either a spraying machine or a
watering pot. Dprlnklc no aa to thor
oughly aud evenly wet the grain with
the mixture. Then shovel the-gipln
over thoroughly a few times io insure
TMU11 mgmuuuuil gilll I'Ul'lf Iflfl ^l|e
with canvas, carpets, blankets, or
Egging, to keep the fumes of the
formalin within. The pile should
stand from six to twelve hours In this
?ij. inruiu irnj i" nun Pi ra&any
dried by mixing wlttr air-slaked lime,
and the llcne may be removed bf the
fahnlng-mlll, or' the lime may be
omitted If desired. It la merely a
drying agent. T^e seed Is th4n ready
to sow. it may be stored, but In so
doing It Is liable to renewed smut In
fection. The b?*t way Is to 'treat,
dry. then Sow as soon aa la practi
cable. . - _ ?*
In general, one gallon of mixture
wW suffice td treat one- bushel of
gralaT7^ The formal!? should be used
tie rate ojjona dunce to three
galh>ns of water.
Formalin Is an Irritating cautlc.
Which should actbfi fcUBUkLUfclLCailx
tact with the skin in pure form. In
diluted condition It is harmless
| If you try this treatment simply as
an experiment, sow the treated seed
I Mi a definitely marked portion of
pour field, using all care to keep the
treated seed from* smutted seed. ? It
iron ?re ?dopMn? -thl. trMtnrat far
your whol? sowln*, It will 4m Instruc
tlr? It jrou win ]Mn, , portion,
|??r one wr-twolj.in
;ron to tf.Wnolni, tho ml r?tue of
treatment. -
th?t m?. <lf. or nlcfcvthm I* ?o
to b, ? eonlUir.tlon which will
IWtftES WERE -
PARALYZED OVER
- THE COUNTRY
Mysterious "Aurora"
Cots Off Communication Entire
ly for a Time? Wire Chiefs
Wrestle With Problem l^fom
Boston to Chicago.
| New York, Sept. 27, ? Gripped by
; the myeterloua ? "nwora," ielegraph
1 wires practically over the world were
paralyzed yesterday.
From early morning until night
communication was erratic, and at
times- tr(it off entirely between cer
pwtnf ?
Old telegraph operators called it
the "aurora,": for brilliant northern
lights usually 'follow such an elec
trical phenomenon, but instead of
watching for the display they , bent
| thptr flllnfli nnH anorglnn tn nnlnnf.
[ling the snarl and adjusting their in
struments.
The first break came shortly before
7 a. m., Eastern &tar*Tard Kime. or
noon at Greenwich, and- fpr the next
Ifive hourw lologroph wire chiefs fium
Boston to ^Chicago wrestled with the
strange force.
1 That Tho dlsturhnnrc was world-"
I wide was shown by European dis
| patches, which told of similar trouble
of lines on the Continent as well as
Ion the submarine cables.
, The crest of the wave in the east
ern part of this, country seems to
nave Been reached shortjy before
noon, and after that the wires began
to act more ration^y. Still ther|
were frequent throbsin the late af
ternoon and evening.
? Because similarttlsturbances have
been noticed at the maximum sun
spot period, which was reached about;
a year ago, some astronomers have
conjectured that these so-called
storms originated in the center of life
of the solar sv8tem."ftfe elpctro-mag
netlc waves "being simply pulsations
1 from some mightier disturbance on'
i-tbe sun. . . . *
At the height of .the disturbance
tHe measuring instruments in the tel
egraph offices In this city registered
the preaetfce on 'the wires of upward
oi bbo voita or -electric current JxamI
the unknown source. / '
Thin n ppfltftr vftlUga thin |p
supplied for the operation of any of
the land wires, and it lighted several
of the incandescent resistance lamps
attached ta the "telegraph wires. Bril
liant firtt -flashed art'Hha The gaps
when the telegraph keys fcwere
opened.
! The electrical disturb&uce contib*
JiedL intermittently throughout ? Uie
*day. Th*-ugin<4pal trouble was w j r h
tbe lines, and financial dis
patches (fom Europe usually received'
In New York'at 7:30 a. m. had not
reached here at 1:30 p. m.
~ Ryt-unltrtl at tliellcnham
Washington. Sept. 27. ? The sever
est magnetic storm recorded at the
Cheltenham (Md. > magnetic obser
vatory ofThe Coast and Geodetic Sur
vey since the observatory, was put in
Operation in .April. i90i. made Its
appearance on that institution's deli-"
eate Instruments. ?
The prevalence of this storm was
ifa* (Iw"^^iiiiiiii life*
usual examination of the. instruments
Just before g a. m.
The disturbances began about 2:30
a. m., but the very large disturbance
four Tio"urs~Tater. The disturbance
iwas so great as to displace the njag-;
nets bej^TJ" the limits of the record
sheets, and to upset the adjustments
of the Instruments.
The dally meteorological reports of
[weather conditions throughout this
and foreign countries to the United
States Weather Bureau were vitally
affected because of the crippled con
dition of telegraphic and cable serv
I Ice. The ustyal weather reports from
[all partq nf rnnniry wero greatly
retarded. Tha Weather Bureau daily
receives reports , of meteorological
oandltlons fromyiforeign countries,
N)ut the arable dispatches from Lon
don giving the weather conditions lb
'the British Islee and tn Iceland, Par
Is, Lisbon and Hairiburg were slpw in
coming In.
p -- Made It Warm In Utah.
Ogden, Utah. Sept. 17. ? Unusnal
meteorological conditions prevailed
in this pArt of . Utah, today. The
weatkw ,iuda?u^f ufaauml liua. m
froat conditions ot fall to Jhat .of
'*' * * |
graph wire chiefs atlrtfcuU the
earth currents tm the aurora boreal is,
which m1 ]]lumln?tlnc th?
i- he?T*n? to th? lenlth ???*
of whit? n?pr-'
? Wit*.
t. Clnclnnitl. 8??t, 17 ? At th? W?tt
I Union u ?lIMrllk.nt
Iwm conducted br atattinc ot th?
4MHM
FRENCH AIRSHIP
; EXPIOOES IN 1
Axle Pierced the Bag
Army Dirigible Bursts and Offi
cers Fall 550 f<et? Only One
Man Was Alive When Picked
Up ? Accident Sudden.
Moullns, Franco, Sept. 25. ? While
packing oH'r the uatiunal mail whk'fi
leads from -Paris to Antibes, and
wfcpn at a height of between 000 and
6S>0 feet, the French dirigible taili
lary balloon KCpublique exploded and
fell to the ground.
? "The fom nigiT un buartl wefe killed.'
They were Cautain Marclial,' Lieuten
ant, Phaure and Sublieutenants Vln-j
cenot and Keux. -?*
It was the Intention od Captain
Marchal, who had charge of the air
ship, to mop ac .-severs, ana an auto
mobilewith mechanicians was fol
lowing the balloon. It was almost
directly beneath the dirigible when
the disaster occurred. The car fell
straight down, carrying the flutter
ing remnants of the envelope, and_
the occupants, ware buried beneath
the wreckage.
A-H were dead except Lieutenant
Phaufe, but he lived only a few min
utes after being removed. The bod
ies were taken tt?*tlie Chateau d'Av
rilly, the property of the "SIorQuls de
I Chavannes.
command of the automobile, says the]
balloon burst suddenly and collapsed.
It seemed to oscilate violently a mo-|
ment prior to the explosion as Though
it lia? been struck and it fell- with" the
rapidity of a stone. When he reach
ed the wreckage the car was com
pletely covered with the envelope and
not a sound came from beneath. ? >=
^Vlth the aid of the Marquis de
Chavannes and peasants, who hurried
tram the wrrwrtttg fields, tho on
velope was removed. The car had
been literally crushed, aud amid the
mass of tangled .steel and wire every
irfan except Phaure^could be seen at
his._g?it. Captain Marchal waj^in a
sitting posture, his body thrown back
?kiid lila c-vro ? iJt" .
Thcr bodies of the "sublieutenants
| lav mangled beneath the cylinder of
the motor. Phauro's body was half
outside, as if possibly. he had tried to
jump during the descent. ? Apparent
ly dCalBi Tn the"case of the three -men
? boon ieotanianeouB from the*
shock when they struck tjie earth 1
and the weight of the heavy rigging
above. Captaju Marchal'a skull wa$
crushed
_ An examination of the airship dis
closed the fact that the axle of the
right propeller had broken and the
propeller had passed through the en
velope, falling in a field about 150
yards away.
president l^allleres and General
Brun, Minister of War, who were in
formed of the catastrophe while en
? gaged ir. the Inauguration of the first
international exhibition of aerial lo
comotion at the.-Qrand Palais, were
much affected and left the building
| immediately. Tho President directed
of the gorgrnmenf to the families of
a damper on the exhibition.
The exhibition contains a. remark
able collection of 28 different' types
of flying machines, in addition _to
111111,1011 HwB ami ? IWfl IJ II lil1'
ber of spherical galloons and aero
| planes. There is also a series of ex
hibits showing the history of aerial
navigation from the days of Mont
golfler, who, with hia brother. In
vented an air balloon In 1782.
The monoplane, with which Belriot
crossed the 'EJnglish channel, occupies^
the position of honor And Is aur
ronuded by Wright, Farman. Antion
[ette and- Esnault Pelteric stands.
To A*f ICND PRESBYTERY. f
Rev. H. B. Seawrlght leaves this
afternoon to attend the meeting of
Albemarle Presbytery, at Townsvllle.
pfTC. He "will return In time to con
duct the next Sunday services.
betweea dnoinnaU nut St. Louia by
the -ptTwer of this earth' electricity.
The plan worked aa long as the earth
current lasted sMAdliy, but It was not
feasible for general work, because
the current wm Aeq unsteady
ographlc aystom or t&e Cnlted ?ln*
|donr nod all cable service, ara ??rl
| oualy affected by the magnetic atorm
perlenced aoon afternoon. .
The underground wire, ?u???
ore than the overhead wins, the
telephone intra being little affected,
the laat .ocoaalon on which the
ir? www almlUflr^ut out or wort
'In* order >u Hi jnn MQ. -4,
10 PURCHASE A -
N. & S. R. r;
FOR CONNECTION
Pennsylvania Will Bid
This Road is Contemnlating the
Purchase ? Wants it to Connect
With New York, Philadelphia
and Norfolk Ridlroad.
A report from Norfolk, Va.. says
44- Is luuiuml iliac liiy reililaylvanla ?
Railroad Company will bid on the.
Norfolk and Southern Railway prop
erty, which is to be disposed- of at
receivers' sale on October 1. It is
surmised that the Pennsylvania
wants this road to Yuniii'cf with the
New York, Philadelphia and -Norfolk
Railroad, which traverses the Mary
land, Delaware -and Virginia penln- "
sula, and which Is nqw being double
tracked to Cape Charles.
? This l una reaches Norfolk by fc r
rylng its cars between Cape1 Charles
and that city, thi?y-four miles; but
it is saidthat an extension of the Belt
Line from Norfolk to Cape Henry Jias
been contemplated, and thjs would
gl*u u ferry of Oniy eleven miies from
CaptrHcPnry to Cape Charles.
- It is possible, however, that the
sale may pot take -place on tlict date
now set, as objections to it have been
made by Marsdeu J". Perry and oth
ers. who controlled the Norfolk and. y*
Southern , prior to receivership, on
the ground that, more money can be
realized if the sale is postponed un- _
til the extensive Improvements under
way are completed. _
The Norfolk and Southern. Railway
according to a press report will soon
complete the long railroad bridge"
oyer Albemarle Sound, besides' the
Plnetown and Rlshop Cross cut-ofl
between Belhaven and ..Washington,
N. C- The bridg'e over the sound,
wTiich la about" five miles long be
tween Edenton and Mackey's Ferry,
is expected to be finished by Decern
ber i. while rn<? cut-on wui'be donfe
by the middle of October? ? -?-?
STATE MISSION
DAY a surras
Last Night ? Collection
Was $60.
The State mission celebration last
night at the First Baptist Church
was a decided success. The varied
large congregation seemed to bo very
appreciative. u wouM ? hardly be
fair to make special 4iieutiun of any
of the numbers', since all of them de?
serve to be emphasized. The name
of Master Charlie Graham was inad
* ortently omitted from the program.
He rendered in a rich tenor the solo
entitled "The Unseen City." The
collection was particularly fine,
amounting to $60. with some of the
mission boxes to hear from.
A number of the young people qe?
cured a dollar or more 'n th?lr -rrr\^J~
pfterfs the management of the Gem
m in liliT miiliuubU UuiiwigU a
complimentary ticket good for one
week at their popular placcToT "
mont. The .committee is 'charge of
the program desire to express, their
lumlp ip p i n ii I ? 1 1 <t IUIh Mill! UffHl 1 ' 1 "
of the management.' They desire also
to thank all who In any way contrib
uted to the success of the evening.
MARRIAGE LICENSES.
/There were three white and five*
cfolored marriage licenses Issued last ^
week. D. M. Hlgson and Louie La
thartl^John T. Hill and S. V. Ed
wards, white; Charles Mallison and
Ardella White. Bloomy Harding and
Annie Qrlet, Sain Jennett and Katie
HudnelL, Clarence La&lec. and. Ada <?
Johnson, Frank Neal and Nannie
Hill, colored.
Master Frank Mlxon has accepted
the position as agent of the Norfolk
Virginian-Pilot, In this city.
New Advertisements
in Today's News.
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