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THE INDEPENDENT, ELIZABETH CITY, N. CI
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I Worth 100 Cents Oh The Dollar Any Day At j
Don't be misled by speculators and near traitors who try to discount
vour bonds. Your bonds are as good as your gold and we will
fV. af fl-iJr far value for anv purchase of merchandise
made at this store.
If you feel that you must use your bonds, don't sell them or borrow
money on them at a sacrifice. Bring a $50 or $100 bond, or more,
to this store and open an account with it. You don't have to trade
it but at once. Take your time about it and take advantage of any
of our special sales if you like.
Lot Fine Silk Poplin
Value $5.98 ',
A FEW PREVAILING PRICES
Taffeta in fancy designs, also
fancy plush. Value to $2.75
Lot Silk Poplin Skirts,
all colors . . . . .
Lot Ladies Shirt "Waists
value to $1.48
Pretty Spring Ginghams, 32-in
wide, fast colors,
All Ladies Suits, dresses, Capes and Dolmans
10 PER CENT OFF REGULAR PRICE
Lot Ladies Wash Skirts,
Value to $4.00.
300 Fine Silk Shirtwaists,
value to $3.00, all sizes
Lot Ladies Silk Waist.
All colors and sizes,
Value to $3.00
Big line Fine Voile Wash
Waists, all sizes, value
Taffeta Silk, all colors,
Beautiful all Silk Crepe de
Chine. All Spring shades
Big line Children's Dresses,
all styles and
sizes $1.48 to
Ladies Hats at big saving
line $2.48 t
Taffeta Silk, $2.00
colors '. .
27-in. Silk Poplin, all colors
Lot Ladies Pumps . and Ox
fords, value to $5.00
Special . ,
Lot Silk Poplin, 36-in wide.
$1.50 grade. All
Best .yard wide Unbleached
Cotton, 25c grade,
Lot Men's Oxfords, most all
sizes, they tare $5 to $7.50
O. F. GILBERT
HYDE COUNTY MAN FOR
BOND ISSUE FOR ROADS
It's a Medal of Honor this
Victory Liberty Loan button.
It signifies accomplishment
of duty, fulfillment of prom
ises, safety of investment
and the apex of patriotism.
Get yours today.
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This Space Contributed by.
McCabe & Grice
HONOR RETIRING PASTOR' '
On Friday April 18, 1919 . Mr. and
Mrs. S. H. Dutcher of Powells Point
gave a reception in honor of Rev. and
Mrs. C. B. Mashburn. Those present
Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Newbern Jr., Mr.
John Fisher, Mr. and Mrs. R. IX Fish-
:r, Mrs. W. H. Harrison, Mr. Duke
and Mrs. Charlie Wright, Mr. and Mrs.
Forbes and Misses Margaret Newbern
and Louise Mashburn. Games were
played. Music was rendered by Mrs.
Charlie "Wright. Refreshments were
served, toasts were given and every
one went home feeling glad to have
Saturday night this same party mot
jcred to Coinjock to attend an Blaster
entertainment given by the Sunday
School children which was very much
Sunday A. M. Rev. C. B. Mashburn
preached a very soul-inspiring Caster
sermon, after which he was presented
a beautiful chest of silver given by his
host of friends. It was presented by
Mr. S. H. Dutcher, whose very ap
propriate words made this a very
touching part of the morning service.
After service the following attended a
barbecue dinner at the home of Mr.'
and Mrs. W. S. Newbern, Jr.: Rev.
and Mrs. C. B. Mashburn, Mr. and Mrs.
R. Li. Griggs, Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Fish
er, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Wright, Mr. and
Mrs. C. A. Wright, Mr. and Mrs. Tay
lor Harrell, Mr. and Mrs. N. W. Poyn
er, Mr. and Mrs. Will Belangia, Mr.
and Mrs. Norris Sawyer, Mr. and Mrs.
S. H. Dutcher, Misses Maude Griggs,
Evelyn Wright, Louise and Marjorie
Mashburn, Doris and Kathleen Harri
son, Mary and Margaret Newbern,
Hilda Owens, Gladys Poyner, Mary
Brumsey, Mrs. Elvina Newbern, Mrs.
Fannie Newbern, Mrs. Minnie Curies,
Mrs. Alice Gray, Mrs. Lessie Harrison,
Messrs. C. H. Brock, M. Forbes, Li.
Brumsey, J. T. Guard, Walter Poyner,
Norman Hughes, Julian Newbern, D.
S. Wright, Master C. B. Mashburn, Jr
Walter Relf e Newbern, Smith and Ray
mond Harrell. Tables were spread in
the yard and barbecue pig, chicken and
uotato saald, corn bread, pickles, coffee,
cake, etc. were served. Everyone had
a most enjoyable time and went to
their respective homes feeling honored
to have been invited to partake of
such a feast and to have been permitted
to be with Rev. Mashburn' on this his
last day spent in Currituck. Sunday
night the following were invited to take
supper at Mrs. C. A. Wright's and Mrs.
Lessie Harrison's. Rev. and Mrs. C.
B. Mashburn and children, Mr. and Mrs.
R. D. Fisher, Rev. W. H. Dorgan, Mr.
and Mrs. John Fisher, Mr. and Mrs.
S. H. Dutcher, Mr. and Mrs. W. S.
Newbern, Jr.. and children, Mrs. Elvira
Newbern. All enjoyed themselves im
mediately especially at the . table. One
said: "We never knew the true worth
of these good people until the outbreak
of the war. In all the War Fund drives
and all the Red Cross ,a;tivities they
both were vere ready and willing to do
everything possible. We hope they will
like their new field and we feel that
our loss is the gain of the people of
Ellenton, S. C.!
A CARD OF THANKS
I take this method of thanking the
people of Camden county for their
helpfulness and sympathy thru the long
illness and recent death of my son T.
B. Owens. Their Chrisitian nelghbor
liness has helped us to bear our bur
E. T. OWENS, Bartlett, N. C.
United States Railroad Administration
NORFOLK SOUTHERN RAILROAD
Passenger Train Schedules Corrected
to February 1, 1919
As information, not guaranteed.
South and West Bound
No. 5 No. 1 No. 3.
Eliz. City xlO : 03am xll :35am xlOrlTpm
Edenton 11:15am 12:35pm 11:31pm
y 2:40pm yl 0:30am
y 3 : 00pm ylO : 45am
x 2:20pm 1:20am
7 : 30pm yl2 :10pm
7 : 45pm xlO :50am
8 : 45pm 6 : 35am
5 : 35pm
7 : 45pm
New Corned Croatan Salt Herrings
Special price on langre quantities. ; D.
R. MUNDEN & SON, Poindexter St.
Lv Elizabeth City
No. 4 No. 2
Eliz. City x 6:00am 3:00pm z
Ar Norfolk 8:10am 4:50pm
y Daily except Sunday.
6 Tuesdav. Thurs. and Sat,
G. B. UNDERWOOD, Traffic Agt.
Edenton , N. C
E. S. DOUGLASS, Tck. Agt.,
-Elizabeth City, N. C
KNOCKS OUT PAN
THE FIRST ROTO
Comforting relief from pain
makes Sloan's the
Editor THE INDEPENDENT: . -Permit
me to use the columns or
your paper for a short statement rela
tive to the road bond issue upou wrncu
the neoDle of Hyde county expect to
vote "on the 28th of this month as there
are so many people who do not under
stand the question and good roaas men
in the county can . not get to explain
the matter to every voter in-person.
In the first place the mind of the read
er will recur to 'the bad conditions
which confront' our people relative to
the roads of Hyde county and as I
am sure that no person will question
the bad condition of the roads or at
tempt to evade the necessity of im
proving them I will take it for granted
that the voters desire to solve the pro
blem in a. business - way and will con
sider the questions on the basis of
whether or not a bond issue is the
best way to meet the .conditions.
Now I am aware that there are some
people who oppose the bond issue but
I have not yet seen any one who was
willing , to say that we- do not need
good roads. They admit the disease
but I. have not yet talked with one that
offered a, cure. They are against the
bond issue but they can't give you any
remedy for your bad roads ailment.
They diagnose our case but offer no
Now the time has come when the
public men r can't fool the people by
merely being against public issues and
rely ; upon their popularity as the only
reason which they give or seem to
give to the voters as a panacea for the
cure of all ailments. Pebple have be
gun to think and they want to have. all
the facts which I regret I am unable to
furnish in this short article.
However, if your property is on the
tax list at $1000.00 and the road bond
issue carries you will pay $ .50 on each
hundred dollars and $1.50 on the poll
and you then have a total tax for the
two hundred thousand dollar bond is
sue of $6.50 per year. Are you willing
to pay in proportion to the above on
your property for the advantages that
good roads will bring you? If so the
cost or the question of taxationvfor the
purpose of the bond issue is settled in
You see from the above that the rate
of taxation for the bond issue of two
hundred thousand dollars would cost
you approximately $ .50 on the ene
hundred dollars of valuation and
$1.50 on the poll. Now are good roads
worth the price ? If you think that they
are then go out and vote your convic-;
tions unless some of the opponents
can show you 'that you can better your
condition by the way they show you.
But don't let them get off with a mere
argument; see if it will cure the ill.
Meet the matter from a business
standpoint, just as you meet questions
that come up day after day. Use your
business sense.. Ask yourself the ques
tion.: How do we get all public im
provements? Is a bond issue as a
MATTER OF BUSINESS JUDGMENT
not the method we can pursue on this
vital question? How can we obtain
as good results with some other system
of financing the public roads, of our
county Is the present system better?
Call upon the opponents of the propo
sition when they approach you about
the matter to answer the above ques
tions. Make them tell you why you
should not vote for a bond issue and
then afcer they do a lot of talking ask
tli in why big business use the oond
if-sue system in their business affairs
when they want to improve their prop
erty with borrowed money.
A sk them why ' the North Carolina
Good Roads Association recommend a
bond issue for the purpose of construct
ion public roads in this state. sk
llion why the United States Gov?rn
ment sells bonds to obtain money with
which to carry on wars or to build
hierhwavs or to erect post office buUrt-
Jngs or even to loan to our allies in
arms in time of necessity. Don't let
You can see from the above questions
that the weight of business principles
and- practice is against every argu
ment which they seek to' advance in
connection with a -question that should
receive the consideration of your best
business sense and judgment. They
even tell you that, you are burdened
to death with taxes and ninety-nine
times out of the hundred they are the
ones that are worrying about the jingle
of the guinea because they have several
thousand dollars of surplus money
upon which they will be taxed and
they don't want to pay the tax to im
prove the public roads for the common
good. They prefer sending tneir com
out in search of dollars instead of in
search of those things that will redound
to the public good.
Now don't understand me to say that
everybody-that opposes this bond issue
is in that class for I know that all are
not and that some have the highest
motives for their position. We have
tried different systems of working our
roads and I want to ask if you are sat
GAL ELEVEN .
isfied with the system under which
your roads are being worked- If a
bond issue is not the proper way to
undertake the accomplishment of this
very necessary public - improvement
how shall we accomplish the desired
Kow is the time for you as a good
citizen to do some tall thinking for
yourself, as it is your duty to find out
all that you can about this matter and
to vote as an intelligent citizen should
do every public duty. Don't refuse to
think and then blame some one else
for such things as you happen not to
like in public affairs, but keep inform
ed and vote your sentiments after you
have studied ever phase of public
The bond issue is a citizens question
which you must solve either rightly or
wrongly and the amount of study
which you give the matter will deter
mine which. Think and then vote but
don't vote prejudice, malice or hatred.
Let your vote be a vote of confidence
in the integrity and uprightness of
mankind and not a doubt that there is
some good in the race as some seem to
desire that you will..
If you believe tnat gooa roaas are
had nublic investments and that they
axe not worth the price vote against
them, but if you believe that good
roads are good public investments vote
for .them. In any event do some tall
thinking before you vote against what
seems to the thinking people of most
counties of the state to pe tne oeat
public investment wnicn . tney can
make. The merits or tne issue aemanu
consideration. Vote and vote right in
the light of your intellect as you see
the best interest of your county.
THOS. S. LONG.
COL; FRED- OLDS ORATOR
- FOR CONFEDERATE MEMORIAL
'Memorial exercises will be. ; held in
Elizabeth City I on, Thursday, May 10.
by the Daughters of the Confederacy.
' They will "serve a luncheon at the
Y. M. C. A. jfor the Confederate veter
ans. This will be followed by, ex
ercises at the monument. - :
The address of ; the day will be de
livered by , Colonel Fred Olds, of Ral
eigh, who is well known throughout
the south for' his intense interest in
the history and his ability to talk in
terestingly on historical subjects. ,
The ; recently : returned . soldiers es
pecially and the public generally are
cordially invited to attend . the exer
Thia famous reliever of rheumatic
aches, soreness, stiffness, painful
sprains,- neuralgic pains, and most
other external twinges that humanity
suffers from, .enjoys its great sales
because it practically never fails to
bring speedy comforting relief.
Always ready for use, it takes little
to penetrate vriikovt rubbing and produce
results. Clean, refreshing. At all drug
stores. A large bottle means economy.
DON'T BE MISLED
The average man who buys an
AUTOMOBILE, does it without the
slightest knowledge of its merits; rely
ing solely upon what the salesman tells
him, and as a result, he is usually dis
appointed. This is especially so : in
buying used cars.
Consult me before you purchase an
automobile. I will inspect any car you
may desire, tell you exactly the
mechanical condition of it, and advise
you .what it's worth.. ., . .
You can also" save big money by
having, your - work , done at my shop,
No. 511 South Road St C. -L. LONG,
SPARKS SHOWS GOOD
Yesterday was circus dayin Eliza
beth City, two ' performances and a
street parade being given here by the
Sparks 3 Ring Circus.' The Sparks
Circus seemed to just suit the crowds.
It isn't the biggest on earth, and that's
a big point in its favor; no one ever
really 'sees a big circus, there's, too
mueh'to it. Sparks' Circus is one of
these little three ring aggregations, one
ring, in each end of the big top and a
big stage in the middle. One can take
it, in. And they put up. a good' show.
The trapeze artists, acrobats, bare
back riders, wild west performers,
seals and all were good. Sparks car
ries a clean, efficient, well groomed,
highly entertaining troupe of perform
ers. The whole outfit looks good and
their three bands and a big steam cal
liope make as much noise as the big
gest show on the road.
SUPERB PIECE OF MECHANISM
Intricate and Yet Powerful Almost
Beyond Belief Is the Human
Organ of Vision.'
Few have any notion of the com
plexity of the organ of vision of
man. Millions, of finger-tips are
bunched together in the one-inch
cap of the eyeball, from whence run
about 425,000 nerve fibrils to 'the
topographic mechanism of sensatioa
in the occipital lobe. The eye can
see an object one-one hundredth of
an inch in diameter. The cones and
rods are only one-ten thousandth or
one-fourteen thousandth of an inch
in diameter, and a million cones at
the macula occupy a space of only
one-tenth of an inch square.
These crowded finger tips feel the
shape of the picture and the inten
sities of the stimuli of all illumi
nated objects of a billionth of the
kinetic energy of any physiologic
force, and of so short a duration as
the .00144 of a second. And out of
these infinitesimal waves the sensa
tions called light and color are cre
ated. The mechanism which creates
them must be in intimate and in
stant connection with the centers in
itiating and controlling every other
sensation, of. every motion of every
muscle of the body. Imagine for
an instant what takes place in every
animal and human body each day o
: New Corned Croatan Salt Herrings
Special price on large quantities.; 'T.
K MUNDEN & SON, Poindexter St.
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"Ah. if we could but return to the
days of romance, when knights were
"Sure ! Armor's the only clothing
that won't wear 'shiny and bag at
SAYS IT WILL MEAN AT
W. R. Camp Here Yesterday T(
- H" ior carrying Out
New Grading Law
:Wm. R. pamp, chief of the n
of Markets of the North Carol" VlSit!1
partment of Agriculture, -was De"
abeth .City yesterday to' lay
4-Via nrrrtr,lr? t er -4-1
1 , . to nrn St
widft state erraflpa T-o. .
u , ".uua and ot..
packages for North Carolina n
The Carolina Potato Exchan?'
adopted the state grades and
strictly adhere to thfm m,
state grades will be U.
Elizabeth City is the biggest
market - In North Carolina anf
Camp says he is anxious for the
ers in this section to co-operate
me uepanmeni in making a
of the first serious effort to
i -7k Wnrth flarnlina v4-.i J
. uoes and
produce and give them their right?
place in the country's markets
No one has to adopt the state r.
but those who do not must Di
mark their packages "not graded
" - ----- manure fn.
so. , Growers who adopt the
trraHeta nr TT S! milnn
o'"u may so iav,
their products and the Division Z
Markets will have inspectors here t
co-operate with them. Anv .
who is uncertain, who thinks he
understand how to grade his
nrnhahlv will havo nn .n
r """tuny m ge(
ting an inspector to come to his fan,
and instruct his help. The Division!
Markets is anxious to co-operate with
the growers and will do anything with,
in its means to help them.
"I would like to see 90 per cent of
this years' crop go out of Elizabeth
City under U. S. grades," declared lir,
Camp yesterday. "It will mean nnt
less than $50,000 to the Elizabeth Cif
THE SUDDEN DEATH
OF JOHN E. HUGHES
Succumbed In His Wife's Arms After
Apparently Recovering From
John E. Hughes, an old and weE
known business man and citizen of this
city, died suddenly at his home oi
Pennsylvania Avenue, in this city las
Friday morning. Mr. Hughes had beer
feeling ill for several days but it was
thought on Friday morning that he
had recovered. He dressed, ate breai.
fast, put some food in his pocket to
take to the cat at the store and then
went out into the yard to feed his
turkeys before coming down town.
He had been in the yard but a little
while when his wife heard him call,
making a strange sound. She rushed
to the back porch just in time to see
him stumble and f alU She caught him
in her arms. He did not regain con
sciousness and died in a few minutes.
Mr. Hughes was 66 years old and a
native of Camden county. He
senior member of the wholesale grocer
of Banks & Hughes. Just about a yeJ
ago he completed a beautiful new m
on Pennsylvania Avenue, which reci
the fact that he is the third elder
resident of that neighborhood to ha
built a new home and not lived Jon
enough to enjoy it.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Bet
tie Dozier Hughes, and by the follow
ing children: T. S. Hughes, now in
France; Mrs. F. W. "Wilson, of Wood
ville ; Miss Evelyn Hughes, now at St,
Mary's School: Mrs. H. E. Bank
Misses Huyla and Mildred Hughes,
Eddie Hughes and Oden S. Hughes,
of this city.
I am a candidate for re-election to
the Board of Aldermen from the Third
Ward. Your vote and support will be
pA.ll-6t P. C. COHOON.
Are cordially invited to
headquarters while in town
Saturday afternoons. Leave
your bundles at our office;
use our phone. And if you
want to see a good show,
we run a specially good one
every Saturday afternoon.
When you want to make flaky
biscuit, delicious muffins and
gems, real doughnuts and cake
of fine texture - then you need
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A KINO FOWDEB
J. H. RICHARDSON, Pres. H. F. DIRKES, &ec''
G. H. RIVENBURG & CO.
WHOLESALE COMMISSION MERCHANT'S
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