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TIE INDEPENDENT, ELIZABETH CITY, N. C.
TPAY, APRIL, 25, 1S19.
BY ROBERT H. W.WELCH, JR.
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JMjTHEN I go fishin9 I want
fish that bite? and tobacco
that don9 i J9
Bite" in tobacco comes either from
poor leaf or wrong " ripening."
We use for VELVET only the finest Kentucky
Burley. But we don't stop there.
We put millions of pounds pi this tobacco away
every year, in wooden hogsheads, for Nature to
patiently ripen and mellow.
There are quicker ways, but they leave some
The VELVET way makes
the friendlier kind of to
bacco. You can always
go to it for comfort with
out a "come-back."
Get chummy with
JIr a VELVET BJ
mjy&IS' VELVETS maturm.4MgmJ SS5::f 1 C
t&: J0 mildness and smoothness "Xs.te? i-sJ H W
YZr makt it just right for 5 V
1 lxan mutton 4
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is not only the out
ward and visible sign of
a duty well done it is
a symbol of good judj
ment a sign of keen
perception a mark
of business acumen.
It means that the wearer has
put his money into the safest
investment in the world
and is proud of it!
Vfear Mai Buttoa
and bp Proud of
Get your Button!
Wear your Button! '
Duff Piano Company
The price that Germany i must pay
Exceeds our comprehension,
A hundred billion marks is more
Than we. could give attention.
To give an estimate of -how
The folks with that much dough feel.
We think that it perhaps would buy
A low-priced automobile. ( .
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And while we're making Germany
These we's are quite confusing
Pay all she can and then some more
. As penalty for losing, 1
Our own expenses we must play
For still- another inning,
And pay almost five billion bucks
That we have spent in winning.
Although some folks are skeptical
And advertise their doubts,
The folks who think the other way
Will drown them with-their shouts,
And then we heard that old John D.
Had got it in his bean
To take the whole issue, and raise
The price of gasoline.
Unless' they make some bonds to sell
For fifteen cents, or twenty,
Our pocket book will show that we
Already have a plenty.
But still each one must set his mark
To reach and then go o'er it,
To give this loan the same success
As those that went before it.
The Conference of Peace, we see,
Is almost through conferring,
Adjornment of the body will
Occasion no demurring,
For should the treaty grow much more
The premier had to hint it
The printing shops of France would
To borrow type to print it.
Our ministers to Poland, and
v The Slovaks and the Czechs,
Are Gibson, first, and second, Crane
We give them our respects.
If nations keep on hatching we'll
Throw writing to the cats,
And get ourselves a brand new job
As budding diplomats.
A Very shrewd and careful man
Once made a calculation,
And showed beyond a doubt thai boats,
Though big as all creation,
Could never carry coal enough
To steam across the ocean;
We wonder, then, how aeronauts
Could ever take the notion.
But still the papers tell each day
In column after column, -
How aviators now are mak- v .
Ing preparations solemn,
How each does things to show
That his desire is frantic
To be the first one to attempt
To fly o'er the Atlantic.
If there is danger in the flight,
Despite the pshas and pishes,
That he who starts will v likely be
A .ood meal iorins eiwiaes, j
Then here is where we badly want
To offer a suggestion
Why not send Burleson s.nd give
The fishes indigestion.
In view of recent happenings,
We'd really like to awsk how
'Twould be to move the A. and E.
To Petrograd or Moscow;
The institution, we'll admit,
Is now a wee bit squeaky,
But still might be of service to
The gentle Bolsheviki.
"Resigns his job, to write" this time
It's Thomas Nelson Page. .
It seems-Jthat once we do a thing,
It soon becomes the rage.
But take advice from those who know,
The way to fill our purses
May be by what you're doing now,
Tis not by writing verses.
The circus and the loan parade,
The Easter dance and f low.ers,
The price of cotton, hay and peas,
And scarcity of showers,
Aie topics which we'd gladly treat,
But really this is better,
To those who write and ask our views
We'll send a private letter.
We've been with our boys since the very first since that day,
two Aprils ago, when the Kaiser's throne commenced to totter.
Shall we forsake them now when, wounded and homesick, they need
Shall we abandon them, or shall we stay with thera by buying Victory
Well, then, buy to your full limit.
Victory Liberty Loan Committee
this spaem contributed ty
The Gas Company
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JOHN P. OVERMAN DIED
EARLY MONDAY MORNING
Closes 7.1. Years of Active Life Was
Tot Many Years a Popular
Although it's quite irrelevant,
This line must end with shingles,
We have to use them don't you see,
Because they rhyme with jingles.
You've found by now, as we'll admit,
These are not thought bonanzas,
We haven't said a thing worth while
In all these thirteen stanzas.
ATHLETIC MEET HERE
SOME TIME IN JUNE
A New Interest in Athletics Developed
. in Elizabeth City Under Live
Elizabeth City will have an Athletic
Meet about the first of June, immed
iately following the closing of the
public schools. Field Day exercises in
Elizabeth City are a novelty, no athlet
ic meet of any kind having been stag
ed here in recent years.
The June meet will be directed by
Secretary V. R. Gilmore of the' Eliz
abeth City "Y Mr. Gilmore purposes
to use only local materia for the first
events. The tentative program of
events includes the customary 100 yard
dash, fifty yard dashV running board
jump, running high jump, shot put,
peanut race, obstacle ' race, nail driv
ing contest, etc.
Secretary Gilmore has aroused an
athletic' spirit in Elizabeth City in the
past few weeks and Is getting the town
out into the open and Into the spirit
of play. : He has four baU teams : now
going good with daily twilight games
on. the High School grounds. Bleach
ers will be erected "on the Scott pro
perty adjoining the grounds to accom
odate the crowds that are ibeing. drawn
to these twilight games and other
events. . .
New Corned Croatan Salt Herrings
Special price on large quantities. T.
JL' MUNDEN & SON, Foindexter St.
John Pool Overman, "one of Pasquo
tank's oldest and best known natives
and for many years one of the leaders
of political thought and action in this
city and county, died at. his home on
East Church St. in this city at 2 o'clock
Monday morning, April 21. He had
been ill for nearly two years, but re
cently had been up and about with a
hope forvsomething of a recovery. His
illness took a sudden serious turn Sat
Mr. Overman was 71 years old. When
he was 35 years old the then political
leaders of the county saw in him an
energetic, courteous, efficient,, loyal
fellow enjoying the tonf idence of his
fellow citizens. He was the kind of
man around whom the people could be
made to rally in a close campaign. He
was induced to run for the office of
Clerk of the Court on the Republican
ticket. He was elected and by suc
cessive re-elections held the office for
16 or 20 years, going out -only when the
Democrats got control of the county in
the latter part of the last century.
For several years after that he. was
assistant postmaster at Elizabeth City
which office he filled for eight years.
He was appointed postmaster at Eliza
i beth City under the Roosevelt adminis
tration. He was universally admired
-for his pleasant courteous dealings
with his fellow men. He was always
a gentleman of the old school.
Having retired from politics four
years ago Mr. Overman took over the
district management of the Mutual
Life Insurance Co. of New "Fork.
In 1873 Mr." Overman married Miss
Albena SpeigRt of Hertford, N. C. By
that marriage were two children, John
Will Overman, of Norfolk, and Harold
S. Overman, now owner and manager
of the City Drug Store of this city. The
first wife died and in 1892 he married
Miss Anna It. Pool of this city who sur
vives him. One child, Victor S. Over
man came of this union.
The remains of the deceased were in
terred Tuesday afternoon in the Epis
copal cemetefry, where repose the re
mains of many of his distinguished
ancestors. Mr. Overman himself was
a devout member of the Methodist
Church South and the funeral was held
in that church by the pastor, Rev. J.
: EASY TO OPERATE
The Delco-Ught engine is provided
with an electric self-starter and it
stops automatically when the batteries
The batteries require no attention
'other than adding a little pure water
about once a month.
Under ordinary conditions the bat
teries will last from five to ten years
Electric light and power is secured
from the batteries and the engine does
not have to be operated daily. t , : ,
ELIZABETH CITY, N. C.
Agency for Camden,, Currituck, Per
qulmans, Chowart) and Pasquotank.
You can look younger
than you feel
ABOVE is the same man. Going down
Xjl the street, he looks 40 years old
Coming toward you, he. may look 50 or
60, but you don't see age in his clothes.
They are Fruhauf, hand-tailored.
Look as young as you are, or younger.
Dozens of elderly men tell us they feel like
"kids" in their Fruhauf suits. Comfort,
good lines, and enough youth to make any
man feel younger.
. It costs nothing to look and but a little
to actually wear a Fruhauf suit. You buy
then we don't have to sell. . $30 and up.
Mitchell's Department Store
Light Weight Suits
With Hand Tailored Looks
I've got 'em. Fellows who know will tell you that Walter
Harris put the Custom Tailored looks into this class of
goods. You'll be wanting such a suit real soon and I
can fit you from a choice of 500 suits right now.
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