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FRIDAY, APRIL IS, 1919
THE INDEPENDENT, ELIZABETH CITY, N. C.
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L AUTOMOBILE AGENCY!
T A you are in the market for an Automobile for work or pleasure; we can give you the best money can buy. Call at our show room, or let us know
V v you want a demonstration; and we will gladly give you one.
Special Prices on Oils and Greases for Just 10 Days
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WVE-IN-HEAD MEANS BUICK
Let us explain to you what Valve-in-Head means
and how much it will save you in Gasoline in a year.
3-Passenger, 6 cylinder, Runabout, H-44, $1,495.
5-Passenger, 6 sylinder, Tonrmg, H-45, $1,495.
F. 0. B. Factory.
"When Better Automobiles are Built, Buick Will
1 gallon can Cylinder Oil $100 $ .85
1 gallon tin Grease
5 gallon tin Grease 1-00 -
10 gallon tin Grease eSr
25 gallon tin Grease 5.00
Batteries carried in stock.
We will give service on any
Don't throw away your old battery until you
let os test it lor yon.
"WHY DID YOU LEAVE THE FARM RIY LAD T
' Why did you leave the farm, my lad?
Why did you bolt and leave your dad?
Why did you beat it off to town
And turn your poor old father down?
Thinkers of platform, pulpit and press
Are wallowing in deep distress.
They seek to know the hidden cause
Why farmer boys desert their pa's.
Ill roll aside the hazy bank;
Well, stranger, since you've been so frank,
I left my dad, his farm, his plow,
Because my calf became his cow.
I left my dad, 'twas wrong of course,
Because my colt became his horse.
I left my dad to sow and reap
Because my lamb became his sheep.
I dropped the hoe and stuck the fork,
Because my pig became his pork.
The garden truck that I made grow
Was his to sell, but mine to hoe.
"It's not the smoke in the atmosphere,
Nor the taste for life that brought me here
Please tell the platform, pulpit, press
No fear of toil nor love of dress
Is driving off the farmer lads,
It's just the methods of their dads."
Remember, not to put off top long placing your,
order for the Ford which you will want this sum
mer Orders placed early will get quick delivery.
2 Passenger Runabout, $500.
5 Passenger Touring, $525.
1-Ton Truck, $550.
Sedan with Electric Starter and Lights, $850.
F. 0. B. Factory. ,
Let the FORDSON do your plowing See us im
mediately, while we can deliver you one with a plow
It works like a FORD Enough said.
"FARMING'S FUN WITH A FORDSON"
WE are in a position to render the best of
service on anything we sell as we have
genuine Ford, Fordson, Buick and Prest-o-lite
parts and experienced workmen to serve you
Remember we are the oldest concern in town
in this line and we will try to suit you.
Auto & Gas Engine Wks.
W. P. Skinner - W. G. Gaither - Thos. J. Jones
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Mil GET $10,000 FROM
GENL EDUCATION FUND
FVd Agent of Great Educational
Philanthropy Was in Elizabeth
City This Week
The colored State Normal School at
Exiberh City is in a fair way to get
J16 from the General Education
ScirtJ, supplementing the $30,000 for
permanent improvements appropriated
" the recent General Assembly.
ProL Jackson Davis, of Richmond,
Field Agent of the General Education
S-:ard? of Xew York City, was in
E".ia.tth City Tuesday in company
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'-"isc-r of Teacher Training. Mr. Davis I
spe: rhe morning- at the State rCormal
in company with Mr. Sams and after
satisfying himself as to certain im
minent needs of the school Mr. Davis
said he would recommend an approp
riation of $10,000 to the State Normal,
by the General Education Board.
Mr. Davis says that the State Normal
needs sewerage more than anything
else right now and that it is nearly
criminal for the state to enlarge the
school without making arrangements
for better sanitation. Since the last
General Assembly would make no ap
propriation for sewerage and water,
Mr. Davis thinks the General Educa
tion Board will consider doing what the
General Assembly failed to do.
Mr. Davis manifested almost as
much interest in the need of a practice
or primary school in connection with
the State Normal. The State Normal
is already taking care of a score or
more primary grade pupils in its
neighborhood who have no other school
facilities. Mr. Davis stated that he be
lieved the General Education Board
would erect a building for such a school
on the State Normal Grounds if the
Pasquotank County Board of Educa
tion would co-operate to the extent
of defraying half the expense of main
taining the school. The matter will be
taken up with the County Board of
Education at an early date.
MARK HAM WHITE
Mr. and Mrs. W. S. White, of Eden
ton, N. C. announce the forthcoming
marriage of their daughter Estelle to
Attorney Thomas J. Markham, of Eliz
abeth City. The marriage will take
place in the Baptist Church at Eden
ton on Wednesday, April 30. The bride
and groom will be at home in Eliza
beth City after May 15th.
Attorney General James S. Manning,
of Raleigh is among the visitors to
Elizabeth City this week, in connect
ion with litigation in the Federal
Mrs. Worth Gladden, of Dendron, Va,
is the guest of Mrs. James G. Gregory
this week. Mrs. James Nash will
visit Mrs. Gladden upon her return to
Dendron this week.
Miss Ada Pitt and Miss Clara Hal
pen, of Philadelphia are the guests of
Mrs. J. W. Walston at Shiloh this week.
I PRE - EA
HAROLD IS A REGULAR
LITTLE TOUGH KIDDO
Beat His Mother, Destroyed Personal
Property and. Finally, Tried
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
April 17th, 18th and 19th
5 Spring Dresses worth $18.00 on sale
Spring Dresses worth $20.00 on sale
Spring Suits worth $27.50 and $30.00
I An individual collection of hats in combination of Taffeta, Straw
Transparent and Lisere Bread, Maline and Horse Hair, shapes
j medium, large and small
Harold Gibbs, 14 year old son of Mrs.
Dell Gibbs of this eity was sent to the
Stonewall Training School by the Pas
quotank authorities this -week. Harold
is one of those incorrigibles. A few
years ago his father, Ned Gibbs, who
farmed near Elizabeth City, came to
town one morning before daylight. It
was a strange hour for a farmer to
come to town, but he came at that
mysterious hour and mysteriously he
was killed. Mrs. Gibbs has had a hard
time raising the family of children he
left her and the boy Harold had gotten
beyond her control.
Harold was a regular bear-cat, what
ever that is. He would hold his
mother up for money and if she didn't
come across he would beat her and
break the furniture. He made extra
heavy demands upon her last Friday
and she couldn't gratify him. He went
home in a rage and chopped up her
trunk and other pieces of furniture
and cut down the window curtains.
Mrs. Gibbs turned him over to the
police and he was placed in the county
jail where there are no curtains to cut
down. Saturday morning the boy got
a companion to bring him a half ounce
phial of iodine. This he drank and
yelled blue murder, or something like.
Two doctors came and pumped the
stuff out of him, saving his life. The
authorities then let the boy go home,
thinking he would be quite sick. He
wasn't too sick however to stay on the
streets Saturday afternoon and pose
as a hero before the town's superb ag
gregation of bad boys and future jail
birds. There was nothing to do with
Harold but send him to a reformatory
where be probably will get some of the
kinks straightened out of him.
HOSIERY MFG. COMPANY
To Incorporate for $125,000.00 With
$30,000 Capital Stock
J. N. Pruden is president and F. W.
Hobbs, Secretary of the Edenton Hos
iery Mills, a newly organized compand
or Edenton business men who will es
tablish a considerable hosiery mill in,
that town. The company is incorpor
ated with an authorized capital of
$125,000, i with $30,000 already paid Jiv.
The directors of the company are?
E. C. White, H. C. Privott, T. W. Elliott..
M. G. Brown, H. G. Wood, Jno. C. Bond,
J. H. Holmes, I F. Ziegler and J. N.
Regular $6.98 up to $8.50 values on sale at
$35.00 Georgette and Combination Dressec on sale at
EASTER SUITS AND DRESSES
$500,000 5 ROAD BONDS
By virtue of an act of the General
Assembly of North Carolina, entitled
"An Act Authorizing the Highway
Commission of Pasquotank County to
issue Bonds" (being House bill No.
563 and Senate Bill No. 887) ratified
the 28th day of February 1919, the
Highway Commission of said county
will receive sealed bids at office of said
Highway Commission until Monday,
May 19th. inclusive, Bonds maturing
"134 and up. Bot. pr'cnfpa! and inter
est payable in New York and interest
payable semi-annually. These boads
will be offered with the certificate of a
recognized - bond attorney attesting
tl.cir v.Ii?itr- A c-t'fied check for
$10,000 must' accompany each bid. The
right is reserved to reject any and aU
bids, and to . offer said bonds for sale
without further notice.
Address all communications to Chas.
Carmine, Secretary. Elizabeth City, N.
C. This the 15th day of April 1919.
W. J. WOODLET, Chmn.
CHAS. CARMINE Secty. . .
FOr. JLUK: Eggs from extra fine
White Leghorn" Hens, $! for setting.
W. B. PTJMMXLX 597 Raleigh street,
Worth any price we have to
pay for it!
Some of this price we have
paid. Many of our hoys haw
paid their all. The rest is up
to us to us who have benefited
by their sacrifices to us whera
peace has been secured.
Back the Victory Liberty Lcca
to your limit! .
Banks 8z Hushes
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