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FRIDAY, APRIL 4th., l9l9
THE INDEPENDENT. If UZABETH CITY. N. C
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THE FLU KILLED 11,000
IN NORTH CAROLINA
Persons Who Think They Have Recov
ered Are Warned to Undergo
HOW PROPERTY WILL BE
LISTED AT TRUE VALUE
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and personal for
in its air-tight
Pi goody that is
worthy of your
because of its
Three flavors to
suit ail tastes.
Be SURE to get
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(7f HE same can be said of any drink
served at our fountain. Environ
ment has something to do with it too.
The Apothecary Shop is the favorite down town resort of
the town's real folks. You'll find everbody first and last
at The Apothecary Shop; its so handy and it's always a
In The Hinton Block
Influenza was the direct cause of 9,
686 deaths in North Carolina during
October, November, and December 1919,
according to the reports received by the
State Board of Health, and up to March
1919, the number of deaths from the di
sease exceeded 11,000. This loss of life,
together with the suffering and finan
cial cost, is a burden that it will take
the State many years to overcome. The
most serious result of the epidemic, in
the opinion of the State . Board or
Health, is the after-effects, which will
cripple a 'majority of the men and wo
men who suffered from the disease. In
juries to either the lungs, the kidneys,
or the heart are a common result of in
fluenza and if persons having these de
fects are not treated early the defects
will become more pronounced anlead
to handicaps and, in a great riiany in
stances, to invalidism and early death.
The American Public Health Associa-
Commissioner Maxwell Explains Mach
inery to Convert State of Liars
Into Honest Tax Payers
the tax assessors until
The1 Revaluation Act passed by the
last General Assembly or North Caro
lina was, in many ways, one of the
most remarkable pieces of legislation
ever enacted in this state. The mem
bers of both branches of the General
Assembly were unanimously agreed
that North Carolina should secure an
honest revaluation of it real and per
sonal property. North
have lied to
to-day every man who gives in his
taxes in North Carolina is a liar by
common consent and swears on the
Holv Bible that land worth $150 an
acre is worth $25 and that cows worth
$50 a piece wouldn't bring more than :
$10 at public sale.
To get sufficient revenue from its
The American i-uouc neaun of unmitigated liars, the
tion. through nr. Lee K. Frankel, its .P P hag been forced to levy an un.
irresiaent, is urging cvcij i:"''" "uu
had influenza to go to a physician and
be thoroughly examined in order to find
out iriny injury was caused tohe vit
al organs by the disease. If any defects
are found it is, of course highly impdr
tant to have these treated before they
hpcnmp serious or permanent. In this
connection it is intresting to know that
there are ten counties in North Caro
li:ia. which are co-operating with the
State Board' of Health in providing
these examinations for their citizens
These are Davidson, Forsyth, Lenoir,
Nash, Northampton, Pitt, Robson
Rowan, and Wilson. Citizens of these
counties should ask their health officer
for an appointment for free examination.
TOO MUCH WASTE AS
RESULT OF NEGLIGENCE
1,070,230 Pounds of Damaged Cotton
Picked From N. C. Bales
Shipped to Norfolk
North Carolina farmers have the un
enviable reputation of selling a very
large amount of damaged cotton. Ac
cording to a survey made by O. J.
McConnell, Specialist in Cotton Mar
keting of the Extension Service and
Secretary of the North Carolina Cot
ton Association, 1,010,230 pounds of
damaged cotton were picked from 51,
608 bales of North Carolina cotton ship
ped to Norfolk, Virginia, during' the
period from September 1, 1914 to
August 31, 1917. About 200,000 pounds
of" good cotton were picked off with
the damaged cotton, and it had to be
sold at a considerable sacrifice also.
This is a known loss of approximately
one-half million dollars that benefited
no one and caused countless misun
derstandings and disputes.
Cotton left lying around gins or on
the ground in yards will rot quickly
at this season of the year.
Both the Cotton Association and Ex
tension Service feel that cotton will
bring higher prices later, and should
be held But, farmers who haven't
a floored house in which to put their
cotton should either sell it or store in a
warehouse. As a rule, storage houses
are better. Chambers of Commerce and
public spirited business men should
see that storage space is provided for
caring for all the cotton that is expos
ed in their several communities. Cot
ton is entirely too valuable to be neg
lected. Temporary, conversion of
tobacco warehouses will help the situa
tion at a number of places, and should
KEEPINK IT UP
Pastor Geo. W. Clarke, of Blackweil
Memorial Baptist Church, has just is
sued the third number of his monthly
church paper, .The Emancipator. It
continues to look good and is filled with
its usual attractive and helpful editor
"It's wrong:" said Uncle Eben, "to
shoot crap under any circumstances.
But somehow winnin' do ease yon coDr
Persons to Avoid.
Unwelcome are the loiterer, who
makes appointments he never keeps ;
the consulter, who asks advice he nev
er follows; the boaster, who srks for
praise he does not merit; the "-m-plainer,
who whines only to be p.tied ;
the talker, who talks only because he
loves to talk always. Selected.
Scuppernong Grape Growers
A scientific discovery enables us to produce
VIRGINIA DARE in NON-ALCOHOLIC form.
This means a drink of universal appeal, for which
we will require Scuppemongs in large quantities.
Don't neglect your vineyards. Fertilize and cul
tivate for a big yield. We will need all you can
grow and the prices will be unusually attractive.
If you know a
cut this out and mail
it to him.
GARRETT & COMPANY
Bush Terminal Bldg. No. 1 0
Brooklyn, New York
usually hieh tax rate. North Caro
lina therefore appears statistically as
one of the poorest states in tne union,
with the highest tax rate. North Caro
lina's high tax rate, has scared away
thousands of prospective settlers.
Explaining to these outside folks
that they could lie and cut down
their taxes didn't put the state in any
better light. ' So the recent General
Assembly passed a 'Revaluation Act,
to get all the property in North Caro
lina on the tax books at its true value.
It will take a year or more to do that.
And after it is done the Governor will
call a special session of the General
Assembly, on or about July 1, 1920, and
adjust the tax rate, to the revaluation.
The re-assessment, when made, shall
not be used until the General Assembly
approves it and readjusts the tax rate.
State Tax Commissioner A. J. Max
well tells how the revaluation will be
Tv,n state. Tav Commission is to
divide the State into ten districts and
appoint a supervisor for each district.
Tho riictrirt siinprvisors will be given
employment for at least a year at a
salary of $250 per month and actual
traveling expenses, to be paid by the
State. They will be expected to give
their whole time to the work. They
will divide their time between tne sev
eral counties in their districts, co
operating with the county assessing
officers. They will be the direct means
of contact between the State Commis
sion and the assessing officers, and it
riii i tvipir dutv to see that the work
is bring done according to law, and
nr-rordine to the same interpretation
of the law, in eacn county, and will be
vwtii tr Hptprmine this by specific
and detailed investigations as assess
ments are being made in the several
The State Tax Commission is to ap
point a county supervisor in eacn
county, who is to be the executive
officer in charge of the revaluation
work. No township lines are recog
nized. All the property within a
county is to be assessed by the same
authority, under direct supervision
the county supervisor. He appoints
his own clerks and assistants. The
oottnn nf r-mmtv sunervisor is
calculated with reference to the total
value of real and personal property
listed in his county, rrom uu iu
$250 per month, according to the fol
lowing schedule: nn
In counties of less tnan ,uuu,uuu,
$100 per month. nnn
Between' S3,000,UUU ana $o,uvu,vv,.
$150 per month.
Between $6.0oo,oou ana $u,uuu,vuv,
;200 per month. .
Between $10,000,000' and $15,000,000,
1225 per month.
Over $15,000,000, $250 per month.
County Board of Appraisers.
The county supervisor, or one of his
issistants, is to inspect each piece of
i .nnarfv in ti-vo pnnntv. and to
reiti ijiuycuj ... w. '
reqquire the owner to give a statement
under oath and in detail as iu n&
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tliy, u"all-. """ ; . , ,
for this purpose are to be furnished
by the State Tax Commission, and are
to cover such inquiries as in me judg
ment of the Commission are necessary
to disclose its real value. These state
ments, when complete for a township,
are to be placed before the County
Board of Appraisers, and it is this
board which fixes the value. The
county supervisor is chairman of this
board! and its two other members are
to lie appointed by the Board of
County Commissioners, and confirmed
by the State Tax Commission.
Appointments to be Made First Mon
day in April
Appointments of district and county
supervisors is to be made by the State
Tax Commission during the months of
March and April. The Board of County
Commissioners in each county is to
appoint, at their regular meeting the
first Monday in April, two members
of the County Board of Appraisers and
Review, one from each political party.
These appointees receive $5.00 per day
when the Board is in session, and the"
same mileage as members of the
Board "of County Commissioners.
RURAL CARRIER EXAM.
The United States Civil Service
Commission has announced an exam
ination for the County of Hertford, N.
C. to be held at Gatesville on April 26,
1919 to fill the position of rural carrier
at Como and vacancies that may occur
later on rural routes from other post
offices in the above mentioned county.
by R. J. Reynold
NEVER was such right-handed-two-fisted
smokejoy as you puff out of a
iimmv nine nacked with Prince Albert !
That's because P. A., has the quality f
Youcan,t fool your taste apparatus any-more than you
can get five aces out of a family deckl So, when you hit
Prince Albert, coming and going, and get up half an hour
earlier just to start stoking your pipe or rolling cigarettes,
you know youVe got the big prize on the end of your line!
Prince Albert's quality alone puts it in a class of its own,
but when you figure that P. A. is made by our exclusive
patented process that cuts out bite and parch well you
feel like getting a flock of dictionaries to find enough words
to express your happy days sentiments!
Toppy red bagt, tidy red tint, handsome pound and half-pound tin
humidorn and that classy, practical pound crystal glass humidor with
sponge moistener top that keeps the tobacco in such perfect condition
R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, Winston-Salem, N. G
OF COURSE WE'LL BE
THERE !" SAYS G. L. HALL
President of Norfolk Retail Merchants
Association Congratulates North
eastern North Carolina
Our Maine-Grown Seed Po
tatoes are selected seed stock
and government inspected. For
years they have enjoyed a
reputation for superiority.
Our Field and Garden Seeds
are all recleaned, being tested
both for purity and germina
tion, and we know them to be
first-class quality. "Write for
our 1919 Catalog and "Wood's
Crop SpeciaL" giving current
Seed Corns, Soja
Beans, Cow Peas, Etc
Richmond, . Virginia.
"Congratulations to the five banner
counties of northeastern North Carolina
on their road building program," is the
message which G. Leslie Hall, the wide
awake president of the Norfolk Retail
Merchants' Association authorizes this
newspaper to deliver to its readers.
"Will Norfolk and Norfolk county
meet your proposed highway at the
North Carolina line!" exclaimed Mr
Hall in reply to a question. "Of course
we'll meet your we'll be foolish if we
don't get our part of the road built and
be there to greet you when you finish
your road." t
Mr. Hall is one of the livest of Nor
folk's live wires. He is the G. L. Hall
Optical Co., the biggest little concern
of its kind east of the Rockies. He is
vitally interested in every movement
for the social, commercial and indus
trial development of tidewater Virginia
and Eastern North Carolina. He says
the iive business men of Norfolk will
see to it that Norfolk county doesn't
lag in the construction of permanent
roads to link up with the district high
way plans of northeastern North Car
A MtH tuUNUlM DL-
CAUSE OF EXTRA WEA
"After a trip to Kilauea, the active
volcano of Hawaii, my Neolin-soled
shoes were the only ones not abso
lutely ruined. Many in our party
wore hob-nailed boots,' said Miss Jean
P. Lane of Seattle, Washington.
The sharp jagged lava of Kilauea
cuts an ordinary sole to pieces quickly.
That Neelin Soles stood the test but
emphasizes their tougn&ess and dur
ability. These qualities are built into
them by a scientific process Women
and men and children, too who are
hard on shoes should buy them with
Neslin Soles. They come in many
styles, and because of the extra wear
they give, are a great economy.
And any repairman will re-sole your
worn shoes with Neolin Soles, which
are flexible and waterproof as well as
long-wearing. . They are made by The
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Akron,
Ohio, who also make Wingfoot Heels,
guaranteed to outwear all other heels.
time flavor to
that no substitute can ever equal.
A healthful drink that leaves no trace of
harm, a "beverage grateful to the stomach,
that never upsets nerves, heart or digestion
as does sometimes coffee. g
Boil just like coffee
Boil thoroughly (15 minutes after boiling
begins) make it rich and dark and you have
something that makes your meal doubly
"There's a Reason"
At Grocers two sizes 1 5c & 25c
2 Old Tires
1 Good Tire
Bring or send me two worn
out tires and I will make you
one good tire, stronger! and
more durable than your told
tires when they were new.-
No tire job too big or 'too
small for me.
SNo rnatter where rou
buy it Xtxzianne coffee
is always the same high
standard, of excellence
SEvery pound is sold,
in an air-tight tin can
fIT Si. a.
full rich flavor.
u. mer UBU1K cuurc bvn-
tents of tb can ccordiff to
directions, you are not sat
lafied in every respect, your
grocer will refund t
money you paid for It A
W. T. DEANS
City Garage Elizabeth City
The Reily-Taylor Company
" Enlarged Portrait
It is not generally known 'that Zoeller's Studio does en
larging, but he does. Also carries the ' Convex Glass
Frames in stock. Let your next enlargement be a "Done
at Home Job". He can meet any agents price, but they
can't meet his quality.