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1T ffC The Guaranteed
UHi V UL Lead and Zinc Paint
Fervor Gallons Wears Loneer
If your house needs painting, come
in and let us tell you what it will 4
cost you to use Devoe.
We say "Devoe" because it's
That's why Devoe takes fewer
gallons, wears ' longer and costs
less by the job or by the year.
And that's why we guarantee
Devoe without reserve.
Ask us for helpful illustrated book
let "Keep Appearances XJp and
Expenses Down," -
D. M. JONES CO.
ELIZABETH CITY, N. C.
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817,000 Cars Went to the Junk Pile in 1917
v No Need to "Scrap" Yours
Evereadyls Saving Automobiles
today for Everybody
AND believe us saving automobiles for use in 1919
is a mighty important matter far too important for
anyone to neglect it. This is an "old car" year.
Look out for ruinous sulphation. It causes 90 of all
battery troubles. We test your battery free a matter of
5 minutes to protect you against it and we skilfully
repair all makes of batteries. Give us the chance and we
will do the rest.
Don't lose the use of your car in 1919 for want of a new battery I The
Eveready Storage Battery is definitely guaranteed for 1 yean, and
if not abused it will repay your investment over and over again. We
have the right size for every car.
ELIZABETH CITY AUTO & SUPPLY CO.
We test and repair
all makes of batteries
W. T. Culpepper
Means Best Paint Sold
That's What We Sell
We will also sell you the best
stains, varnishes and wall coat
ings, and screens for your doors
and windows. -
Everything in Hardware
Culpepper Hardware Co.
17 So. Water Street Elizabeth City, N. C.
Z3T pLune- St. j Norfolk, Va.
OviCK Sc-VlCC--StND.POR Pf?lCr LlSTir
NOW LOCATED AT No. 2 1 7 GRANBY ST.
Let us Have Your Orders For Job Printing
After your house needs painting, every year
you wait it will require more paint and
more labor to put it in good condition.
And every year you wait your house is
worth less. Good-paint money is good
paint insurance. And it's pretty good insur
ance on the value of your property, too.
Our repair work la
L. B. Culpepper
GRADY ST. POET HAS
NO LOVE F6R CHICKENS
The spring poets are busy and this
newspaper is getting its share of seas
onal effusions. 'Here is one by T.' N.
White, a resident of Grady SIS, Eliza
beth City, who sings a song that will
find a responsive chord in the breast
of every war gardener. Here it goes:
Folks who raise chickens and flies and
Always hav,e chickens and eggs to sell;
But I try to make a garden to grow
And their chickens eat up as fast I sow.
Their chickens board at my house, Gosh
" durn 'em,
But I mustn't open my mouth for to
For if I do they'll raise more h 1
And tell me they raise chickens and
eggs to sell.
They build their fences just four feet
Their chickens prefer a fence they can
For they can not live by crumbs alone,
But must eat up the vegetables I have
To live in peace, it is hard to do
When their chickens ram Die my garaen
I get hot in the collar and swell and
Because I never have a vegetable to
What I should sell their chickens eat,
They sell their eggs and buy iresn
"Rut T must live on molasses and bread
And as often as not go hungry to bed.
' or more
I've stood this trouble for eight years
What was a mere fester has -become a
.So take care of your fowl or one day
You'll find one or more dead ones out
in the street.
MRS. REBECCA GILBERT
Mrs. Rebecca S. Gilbert, widow of
the late Walter R. Gilbert, died at the
home of her daughter, Mrs. Edgar M
Stevens, in this city last Sunday. Mrs
Gilbert was 69 years old, having been
orn in Camden county March 1, 1850
She is survived by the following
daughters, Mrs. Ella Pearson, Mrs. E
T. Burgess, Mrs. E. M. Stevens, Mrs.
J. II. Cartwright, of this city; Mrs. S.
E. Tillitt of Norfolk; by one son, Grov
er.C, Gilbert; thirteen grandchildren;
one brother, W. K. Jones of this city;
two sisters, Mrs. J. E. Cox and Mrs,
Nan Sawyer of Camden, besides a num
ber of neices and nephews.
SPEAKING OF PUNCHES
"It is more blessed to give than tc
"I'll take your word for It, parson,
but I'm no prizefighter."
A Cool One.
"I worry so over your shortcomings
that my dresses no longer fit me."
"Yes, mum," said the cook. "Then I
suppose you wouldn't mind giving me
one or two?" Louisville Courier-Journal.
! Warn to Sell?
Most people have a piece
of furniture, a farm imple
ment, or something else
which they have discard
ed and which they no lon
These things are put in
the attic, or stored away
in the barn, or left lying
about, getting of less and
less value each year.
Somebody wants those
very tilings which have
flfecome of no use to you.
Why not try to find that
somebody by putting a
want advertisement in
i YpTStop Wasting Soap 71
V Pleasure Oat What III J
GOING AHEAD SPITE OF
THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
New Cotton" Tax May Be Unconstitu"
tional, But Cotton Must Be
r .t McConnell, Cotton Marketing
and Grading Specialist of the Agricul
tural Extension Service, has been se
lected by the State Board of Agricul
ture for State Warehouse Superinten
dent and for the time being will carry
on his educational work in cotton mar
keting in addition to the new duties.
resnite the fact that the Attorney
General has recently ruled the taxing
clause of the recent warehouse bill un
constitutional, the Board of Agricul
ture felt that they should go forward
in compliance with this law and make
plans for protecting the farmers of the
State in all ways possible. The Board
has selected two of the most able law-i
'vers of the State. James H. Pou and
Judge J. Crawford Biggs, who will
fight for the retention of the taxing
clause, when a friendly suit can be
brought and the matter finally reviewed
by the Supreme Court.
Mr. McConnell will endeavor to util
ize local machinery for storing cotton.
Empty tobacco warehouses will be
largely used.; He will make a strenu
ous effort to relieve the present situa
tion by providing storage for all staple
which farmers wish to hold, and to aid
them in borrowing money at a low rate
of interest on this stored cotton. In
this, it is Mr. McConnell's intention to
relieve, to some degree, the financial
strain on local institutions. Certainly
this will not be aggravated, if the
Credit of the State is behind the re
The newly elected warehouse super intendent
has been connected with the
Agricultural Extension Service of the
litate College and Department of Agri
culture for the last five cotton seasons,
having had charge of the cotton grad
ing and marketing work in the Division
of Markets. His first work was done
in Edgecombe County. Lately, in ad
dition to his other duties, he has acted
as Secretary to the Executive Commit
tee of the North Carolina Cotton As
sociation. His aggressive work in the
State has already resulted in the cot
ton marketing work, being able to save
farmers of the State many thousands
of dollars by the proper classification
of their cotton.
SHOpTAGE OF CORN
The supply of corn on the farms of
the nation is short. Estimates made
on March 1 show that at that time
there were 884,476,000 bushels of corn,
as compared with 1,023,465,000 bushels
average for the five year period from
1911 to 1915. This is a shortage of
around 139,000,000 bushels on the farms.
Besides of this, state Director Kilgore
of the agricultural experiment station
and extension service, there is great
need for the planting of more than the
usual amount of corn for home con
sumption in the South, and this corn
should be put in the place.' to a consid
erable degree, , of the acreage reduct
ion in cottony7
The fifth annual session of the State
College Summer School at West Ral
eigh, N. C, will start June 10, and last
through July 23, 1919.
A Local Sign Painter
was recently called to a neighboring town to paint an eye
on an Optician's window.
The sign painter outlined the eye with a "G" around it,
like our trade mark, and, when questioned why he did it,
said he thought that was an Optician's sign.
He was nearly right, but he did not know that this sign
GOOD FOR THE EYES
209 Granby Street. (Opposite Monticello Hotel)
StilllTime For That
Easter Comes on April 20
The young man back from the war
and the young man who never got to
war, both will find fabrics and tailor
ing to their liking here. The best in
clothes for men in this town bears
the label of
D. Walter Harris
The City Tailor
McKIMMEY BROS. & COMPANY
WHOLESALE COMMISSION MERCHANTS
Poultry, Eggs, apTd Other Country Produce
No. 33 Roanoke Ave. Norfolk, Va.
MAY 4th TO BE VICTORY
LIBERTY LOAN SUNDAY
v. May 4 has been fixed as Victory Lib
erty Loan Sunday by the War Loan
Organization. Lewis B. Franklin, Di
rector of the War Loan Organization
of the United States Treasury stated
that the above date had been set to
avoid any conflict with the Easter ser
vices of Sunday, April 20.
Coming just after the middle of the
Victory Liberty Loan Campaign, it is
hoped that this Sunday will be observed
as a special day of thanksgiving for
victory. Every minister in the Fifth
Federal Reserve District will be asked
to co-operate to this end. Ministerial
unions will also be expected to partici
pate. Sunday schools and Bible classes
will be requested to observe Victory
Sunday, as the Easter season seems a
fitting time for a day of rejoicing and
DOES TITHING PAY?
Rev. J. M. Ormond, pastor of First
M. E. Church South says it does. In
a forceful sermon addressed to his con
gregation last Sunday he said: "When
a man scrupulously sets aside a" tenth
of his income' for God, he has put
something into himself worth im
measurably more than the cost of his
sacrifice; he is dealing honestly with
God and he feels a new faith, a new
determination, a new impetus in his
Pastor Ormond himself is a Veteran
tither. His first year in the ministry
brought him in a salary of $1,000. He
gave $400 to missionary work in China
out of that $1,000 and has been keep
ing up the lick ever since.
Read The Want Ads.
A friend -of, ours tells us that
every store has a personality,
that the personality of the store
is full as obvious as, and aften
far more important than the per
sonality of any one individual
connected with it.
It is the aim of this store to
give service, service in the broad
est sense and in such measure
that it shall be a part of our
The service which we aim to
give begins with the fitting of
your eyes and ends when you
are satisfied, and not until.
An opportunity to demonstrate
our service, we believe, will, con
vince you and will demonstrate
as well, that our prices are very
HE WANTS A MEMORIAL
EVERY BODY CAN SEE
Editor THE INDEPENDENT:
Having carefully watched with much
interest the different proposals for a
mem&rial in the cities and states of
our country for the boys who left
here, on a mission, the accomplishment
of which cost many of their lives, I
would like to suggest that the grand
"Old North State" which has ever taken
the initiative in justified warfare and
the proceedings in its results, erect a
towering monumental structure dedi
cating it to the sacred memory of the
brave, gallant, chivalrous and heroic
immortals who colored the rivers of
France with their precious blood and
made rich her soil with their shattered
limbs and shell torn bodies.
It seems that we could do nothing
that would be more fittingly appropri
ate or more desirable, or anything that'
would show our respect, our grateful
appreciation and sacred deference, than
to extend above every other structure
in the state, a white marble shaft in
commemoration of those in khaki who
made the supreme sacrifice and whose
bodies are still in the bowers of poor
bleeding France and her bullet torn
Some small villages are planting
trees and naming them for the heroes
who were called from their midst;
some are spreading slabs with the
names of all, in their village or town,
who fell in the bloody struggle, and
other places are inscribing the names
of theirs in public ledgers and on the
walls of public Balls.
SlnViss ari wallsJ trees and arches
park gates and gardens public halls
public ledgers and hospitals are all very
good, excellent and the marking of a
grand spirit But surely we know that
no one would know where they are ex
cept the few who read about them or
took part in the erection. And the
enthusiasm, interest and meaning
would soon die away as the cheers,
plaudits, hurrahs, and suppers are now
soon forgotten. But we do all know
that if a beautiful white marble shaft
is sent owering six or seveVi hundred
feet into the air it will never pass
from the eye of the public, thereby
keening fresh in the mind and heart of
every true American whose heart
throbs with the love of those heroes
who carried over the plains and held
in the fire-blown-breezes of Europe, the
Stars and Stripes of "Old Glory", whose
flapping folds waved defiance to crush
ing tyranny and domineering autocracy,
bringing peace, happiness and joy to
the freedom loving people of all the
ALTON R. JORDAN.
March 31, 1919.
"Clothes don't make de man, you
"If yours did, James, you'd be a six
footer." I WANT TO ASK
YOU FOR. "YOuft
REFUSE VOU A V
MERE TRFL& )
"What Is the "brotherhood of
"It's that fellow-feeling which
arises between men to whom the
same girl has promised to be a sis
Cause, of Sun's Eclipse.
Eclipses of the sun are caused by
the moon, coming between the earth
and the sun in such manner as to ob
scure the sun or a portion of it from
the view of a section of the earth. An
eclipse of the moon results when the
earth comes between the sun and the
moon so that the shadow of the earth
falls upon the whole or a part of that
portion of the moon visible to the
I LlKt THAT
Mark those 3
How quickly a
railroad coach would
v pound to pieces if it
' had to jump three
inches from one rail
to the next. Skips or
gaps in the rolling
surface of tires are
Those three con
tinuous ribs on the
Tread give as smooth
a rolling surface as
though it was a
smooth tread tire.
V'More - Mileage
Ribs" we call them,
for they put more
rubber right where
the wear comes.
Yet that scien
Tread halts forward
and side skids. It
adds mileage youH
run a Diamond
thousands of miles
before you wear
down those Squeegee
Ribs. Cut your tire
upkeep with a Dia
mond. Standard Drug
ElizabethCity, N. C
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