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FRIDAY, MARCH 7, 1919.
THE INDEPENDENT, ELIZABETH CITY, N. C.
UNEARTH THEBONES OF
A HUNDRED RED MEN
PLACING THE DISABLED
IS A LARGE PROBLEM
Beads, Tomahawks and
Federal Agency to Find Employment
for Disabled Soldiers Confronted
by Serious Task
Other Remains of Indian Colony
Found at Bath
Ll.8 man who always
do: s kij work day in
and cLiy cue 7ith the
t,n yoacan bank on,
brilliantly at times,
but thoroughly clc,
he is the sort cf dc
pendaDleman that ycu
lean on for sure results.
the tires with the
Lre just like that
sort of dependable
they have the rug
ged, robust tenacity,
the grim road de
termination, that does a great
ded of honest, hard
If ycu want a tire that
will make you come
back for more, buy
Elizabeth City, N. C
A rich historic find was unearthed
near Bath, the oldest town in North
Carolina, when farm laborers Saturday
morning unearthed the bnnos f
one hundred Indian bodies on the shores
or Bath Creek. The sirmia
. V UtUCl
pones were in almost perfect condition.1
Anumber of relics, inninflinp- ro
hawks, beads and medals, were found
witn the bones. The relics were found
on property belonging to J. B. Arrhneii
a well known farmer of the Bath sec
tion. Several of them have heen
Carried to Washington and are being
County historians believe that tho
bones belonged' to Indians who attemnt-
ed aeneral massacre of the whites in
this section during the early part of the
eighteenth century. At that time tho
Indians plotted to wipe out the white
population of Edenton. Bath and Now
Bern. A large number of the savaees
obtained employment in the homes of
white people and, when the signal for
attack was given" were nnnnw1
all upon their employers and.slay them.
In some manner or other the whites
became aware of what was up. On the
day of the attack every Indian servant
was either killed or made prisoner.
When the savages on the outside com
menced the attack they were met by a
stiff resistance. The old Marsh home
at Bath which is still standing, was the
center of the attack. The huge brick
chimney still bears the mark of bullets.
The Indians were defeated and suffered
heavy casualties. It is believed that the
whites buried all of the red men in a
single grave and that this grave was
unearthed Saturday on Mr. Archbell's
farm. One man's bones were found
somewhat apart from those of the
others and it is believed that he was a
chief. A medal was found on his breast.
IF THE WAR HAD GONE
ON SIX MONTHS LONGER
"The War Department was requested
to furnish an estimate of the saving
in human life as a result of the termin
ation of the war six months earlier than
we had all anticipated. (It is generally
conceded that the most optomistic hope
was that the war would be terminated
by a big spring drive in 1919 few really
lexpected the war to end before summer.
In their reply, the War Department
stated that the United States started
to build an army of 7,000,000 men;
enough money was appropriated for
aeroplanes sufficient to blacken the
German skies ; factories were built to
make enough poison gas to smother
the Hun; plans were made for ships
to bridge the ocean, as well as for in
creased naval strength to nullify Ger
man submarines. All of this with what
result? Germany was bluffed out and
forced to capitulate.
The statistical branch of the War De
partment, basing its figures upon grad
ual increases in the number of Ameri
cans on the firing line, reports that had
the fighting continued for only six
months longer 100,000 more American
boys would have found graves in Eu
rope. This does not include injuries.
THERE ARE OTHERS
THE CLEANEST TASTE
IN THE WORLD
Esquaite month cleanliness,
so essential to health
scd personal charm
e assured by the
ing the enamel with
its natural color.
30c. and 60c. at your Druggist
and Metropolitan 5 to 50c. stores
The Big Man She's a business
The Little Man What business fl
Bhe engaged in?
The Big Man Everybody'.
WT7T" .'. FASY WORK hi J
Young Preacher I write my ser
mon the day before I preach, and
think nothing of It.
Old Sexton The congregation seems
to agree with you.
Ancients Get Undeserved Credit.
Asphaltum, gathered from the foun
tain of Is on the banks of the . Eu
phrates, was used in building the" walls
of Babylon. Much of the talk about
the skill of the ancients and their lost
arts is all a myth. They should be
given full credit for what they did, but
such walls as those of Babylon and
such structures as the Pyramids could
be built far more easily "and quickly
t.the present time. Now, however,
people have more important work to
do, and greater things to achieve.
There are fully 60,000 men who have
been injured or disabled as a result of
their services in the" armed branches
of tfee United States forces who will
require - aid in obtaining employment
suitedto their disabilities, according
to the latest estimate of the federal
board for vocational education which
has this matter in charge. This is quite
-aside from the number who must be
trained anew in order that they may be
able to earn anything at all, and these
total up to more than 10,000. Any man
who has been injured, and yet who is
able to do effective work notwithstand
ing his injuries, should communicate
at once with the federal board for voca
tional education at Washington, giving
all particulars. The placement division
of the board will take up his case and
see what can be done for him. It may
be that with a short course of special
training he can be made into a very ef
fective wage earner. If this training
is necessary, he is paid $65 a month
support fund while taking it, with such
allotment for his dependent as is neces
sary, and the training is absolutely free.
When he has finished the course of a
few months, a job will be found for him.
The federal board is anxious to learn
of all such cases, and will at once take
up the question of proper training with
the disabled men.
World's Oldest University.
The oldest university in the world Is
at Peking. It is called the "School for
the Sons of the Empire." Its antiquity
Is great, and a grand register consist
ing of 320 stone columns, is reputed
to contain the names of 60,000 graduates.
Don't Keep Friends Waiting.
Be prompt In keeping social engage
ments. The man or woman who is in
variably late soon merits disrespect for
his own convenience and becomes un
popular with his friends. No excuse is
compensation to a friend for having to
wait for half an hour after the appoint
ed meeting time. In making appoint
ments allow a little time for possible ?
delays then appear promptly at the
hour set. Biddy Bye.
FOR SALE FOR CASH USED
No Fancy Time Price.
Two Ford Roadsters, $350
One Maxwell Touring $200.
One Chalmers Touring $200.
One Overland five passenger
One Overland big six seven
One two passenger Hupp $200.
One Hudson Speedster $300.
One Saxon six Roadster $600.
All of above cars in good run
ling condition. If interested see,
MR. J. C. MUNDEN,
MR. GILBERT EVANS,
Or DR. M. M. HARRIS,
Elizabeth City, N. C.
to the Consumer?
If, after usino- the en-
tire contents tk can
accoiding' to directions,
vou are not satisfied
in every respecfe, your
grocer will refund the
money you paid for it
Hie Reily -Taylor Company
HIS IDEA OF CHICKENS
They tell a rather startling story
on Hon. S. Brown Shepherd, distin
guished young member of the Raleigh
bar and Representative of "Wake in
the General Assembly. They say Mr.
Shepherd bought two distinct types of
thorobred chickens with a view to con
ducting a little experiment in poultry
raising. One of his neighbors observed
that. Mr. Shepherd was permitting his
White Leghorns and Barred Plymouth
Rocks to run together in his poultry
yard. The neighbor was interested and
said to him one day: "Se here, Brown!
You are making a mistake, letting those
different breeds of chickens run to
gether; presently you'll have a mon
grel breed on your hands and there
will not be a thorobred on your place."
"You're ' mistaken", said Mr. Shep
herd. "I know all about that and I take
pains to separate them every night
when they go to roost."
Are you always successful on baking
day? Are your cakes light and spongy
and your biscuits white and flaky?
If not, let us help you with aD
Our Wonderful Language.
A certain merchant died, leaving to
his only son the conduct of his exten
sive business, and great doubt was ex
pressed in some quarters whether the
young man possessed the ability to car
ry out the father's policies. "Well,"
said one kindly disposed friend, "for
my part, I think Henry is very bright
and capable. I'm sure he will succeed."
"Perhaps you're right," said another
friend. "Henry is undoubtedly a clev
er fellow, but, take it from me, old
man, he hasn't got the head to fill his
father's shoes." -
I trr Stop Wasting SoapTTf
Measure Oat What J II I
A Quiet, Refined Place To Eat
SCOTT & TWIDDY'S
Main St., Elizabeth City, N. C.
M 17 1-19
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Hay, Grain, Soja Beans,
This war has opened up untold ad
vantages to men and women in every
branch of trade and business. Tou never
know when you may need the experi
ence of a business education. All up
to date business houses demand skilled
Those who are holding high positions
are many who began as Stenographers
and were so competent they soon prov
ed themselves invaluable to their em
wo nianfl our nunils iust as soon as
they prove they are capable, and are
constantly being asked for capaDie
pupils to fill positions. Good steno
frranhers were neved in greater demand
than at the present time. The odds are
too great against the incompetent.
NT-- and ra.nidlv expanding business
houses do not employ the unprepared.
Classes in -SHORTHAND, TYPE
WRITING, BOOKKEEPING, FRENCH
and ENGLISH are being formed now at
the ELIZABETH CITY BUSINESS
See MRS. WM. BOETTCHER, Rob-
-n.- J3.-mm Cfiaaf
inson Building, romueiwi -
Elizabeth City, N. C.
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