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THEN I smoke, I want my
. tobacco cured by Mother
by Mother-in-law Process.
in Nature's methods no
stunts, no "hurry-up."
Her quiet, patient way with
VELVET during its two years age
ing in wooden hogsheads, brings out
all the kindly comfort of fine Ken
tucky Burley leaf.
The quicker, less expen
sive methods cannot possi
bly produce the fragrance,
coolness and downright
pipe qualities of VELVET,
cured in Nature's way.
Today it is your privilege
to enjoy, with hundreds of
thousands of other smok
ers, this mild and friendly
Rod a VELVET
ml'dnsss and smoothness
naae it just right for
SHOWING THE WORLD WHAT
600,009 OWNERS KNOW
A few days ago a stock Model 90 Overland touring car again
proved its stamina by smashing completely the world's non-stop high
gear record. The official records prove it to be one of the greatest
reliability records ever made by any car. The distance covered was
1 29 miles better than the best previous showing.
This test was made in Oklahoma. It was not staged on boule
vards. The daily average was over 600 miles through the severest
weather, and over every kind of road from country highways to
crowded city streets. The distance was equal to a trip from New
York to Los Angeles, and back to Oklahoma City.
The car was sealed in high gear and the shift lever was removed.
Not once was there the slightest machanical trouble, the least hesita
tion, or the faintest break in the smooth, even action of the Overland
At the end of seven days and seven flights of gruelling test the
Overland Model ,90 finished in as perfect running condition as when
it started, and this standard car is an exact duplicate of the Model 90
we will be glad to show you.
This test does riot make the car any better, it merely proves in
a dramatic way what owners already know about this wonderful car.
ELIZABETH CITY MOTOR CAR COMPANT
Miles W. Ferebee, Mgr. ' City Garage Elizabeth City, N. C.
Overland Model Ninety Five Passenger Touring Car, $985, f. o. b. Toledo
Come to Our Store
STATE NEWS BipRLYTpLb
A Little of Everything Gleaned From
The State Press' For .
The ninth' district 'North Carolina
j'ederatea woman .ywa m a meet
ing at Faison, N. C.j . pledged them
selves to an active campaign for Better
Babies. The clubs plan to 'observe the
week of May 11, which has been 'set
aside by Governor. Bickett as baby
week. . : . ', V- " ' '' - ':
Mrs. Charles W. Pratt, of High Point,
N. C, was shot in the thigh April 23
by an unidentified man, who fired into
the piazza of the Pratt home as he
rode by on a bicycle. For a month
Mrs. Pratt has been the victim of a
systematic program of terrorization by
a band of unknown men. She has re
ceived a number of intimidating letters,
and the shootmg is the result of her
refusal' to present herself at a Greens
boro hotel in response to a demand of
the blackmailers. The entire affair is
shrouded in mystery.
V- ( Advertisement), v, ; V:
MR. PUGH REPLIES
TO MR. SMALL
Makes Short And Sweet An
swer To Mr. Small's Letter
Of April 19th
Victim of a lifetime desire to steal,
W. J. Hardison, formerly Norfolk
Southern agent at Creswell, charged'
"with "having misappropriated about
$800 worth of goods while in the em
ploy of the railroad, was tried by the
Federal Court at Washington, N. C,
April 24. Hardison broke down on the
stand, and made a complete confession,
declaring that all his life he had been
obsessed with an inordinate desire to
Desiring to call the attention of the
school children of North Carolina -to
the number of children -under five who
die annually in the state, and partic
ularly to the 2,636 who die of diarrheal
diseases, the bureau of infant hygiene
of the State Board of Health offers a
prize of $10 for the best composition
giving ten contributing factors to diar
rheal diseases of infants less than two
years old, and the best means of re
moving these conditions. Compositions
to be sent to the bureau of infant hy
giene, State Board of Health, Raleigh,
N. C, by May 10th, accompanied by
a statement that the composition was
written without aid. Information re
garding the disease can be obtained
from the State Board of Health, Ral
eigh, N. C.
Regarding compensation for disabled
soldiers, sailors and marines, the bu
reau of war risk insurance announces
that a man without dependents will re
ceive $30 a month, while one with a
wife and three children may secure
$75 a month. A divorced wife is not
considered a dependent by tjje bureau.
The organization meeting of the Mer
chants Mutual Fire Insurance Company
promoted by the State Merchants As
sociation, was held in Raleigh. " The
new companj starts with a guarantee
fund of .$25,000, and promises relief
from the exorbitant fire insurance rates
charged by other companies now op
erating in the State.
" -V ' ' '
Suspected of making away with
posted funds entrusted toyher keeping,
a woman clerk in the Rocky Mount
post office has been dismissed. The
amount of the shortage is not specified.
An investigation will be authorized by
the Post Office Department.
A particularly horrible tragedy oc
curred at Reidsville, N. C, when Mrs.
Alfred Scales Galloway and her three
children were burned to death April
26th in a fire which destroyed the Gal
loway home. The family is socially
prominent both in city and State. The
origin of the fire is not known.
Cotton growers of Sampson County
have organized the Sampson Cotton
"Warehouse Company, capitalized at
$100,000. The company plans to build
a warehouse for the safe storage of
cotton at a low insurance rate, and to
make possible the marketing of the
crop to the best advantage. The char
ter authorizes the company to a cotton
oil mill and fertilizer factory in addi
tion to the warehouse.
April 22, 1919
Hon. John H. Small,
"Washington, D., C.
I have your letter of April 10th
and. have read and re-read the same
yery carefully. ,
I note that you say you had Mr.
S. S. Mann, clerk of the committee
of which you were chairman, make
a careful investigation ofthe records
regarding the charges which I made,
and that your recital is based upon
his investigation and written report
(Paragraph No. 2, page No. 7 your
I beg to advise that the investiga
tion which was made for me, was
done by the Republican Congress
ional Campaign Committee and my
recital, as contained in the newspaper
advertisement, was based upon that
investigation and you will notice that
each item . gave the Congressional
Record and page r the date support
ing the same. TI personally " believe
that this investigation was correct.
Your letter is by no means a de
fense, but an attempt' at an explana
tion which is not due me so much as
it is due the constituency Which you
represent, and I will be interested to
see your letter given the publicity
which you state you will give it. .
You refer to my attack upon your
official and personal integrity in so
far as you claim that I even alluded
to your personal integrity. I res
pectfully, make no reply and simply
pass it by as adolescent chat. With
respect to your official integrity I
beg to say that any man who sets
himself up as a servant of the pub
lic good invites public criticism with
respect to his official conduct and
record; and any man who resents an
investigation of his official record is
unworthy of the confidence, which
he expects his cpnstituents to im
pose in him.
It appears to me, Mr. Small, that
you are a bit peeved because at an
expenditure of much time on my
part and some, little investigation to
gether with a little courage, your
official recoTd was . held up . to the
public in this district in such- a man
ner as- you never had seen it before,
and as a consistent citizen contesting
for the office, which you have held,
I considered ' it my duty, in tb,e in
terests of practical democracy, to
turn on the light, which I tried most
sincerely to do. If the light was
blinding to you, I hope you will in
due time recover your sight.
So far as John H. Small person
airy is concerned,.! have always con
sidered you and consider you now,
a splendid type of fellow and I defy
you to prove that I have ever said
in public or private anything to the
contrary; but so far as John H.
Small, Congressman from this First
District of North Carolina is con
cerned, well, if you should be a
successful candidate from the Demo
cratic Party in the next election, my
present intentions are . "to meet you
at Phillippi." I am, . .
C. R. PipH. r
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Of their SPECIAL. SERVICE FEATURES ia
connection with buildin? design and" construc
tion. Correspondence solicited.
13th & IV. X. Ave. Washington, D. G.
817,000 cars were "scrapped" in
No need to "scrap" yours
The Vital Thing, that will give
your old car new'life
MONEY makes the mare go 'it's the bat
tery thit makes the car go., '
What is the condition of your battery? Is it an "isser"?
Does it make the car go as long and as far as it should?
Or don't you know its condition?
The difference between an "isser" and a "has been" is
largely a question of how much care is taken of the bat
tery. It is our business to take care of any batteries,
to repair all makes, but our principal business is to. see,
you get an Eyeready the battery with a written
guarantee for 1i years.
ELIZABETH CITY AUTO & SUPPLY CO.
W teat and rapair
HOUSEWIVES LEAGUE TO
PLACARD CLEAN STORES
Will Have State lnspector Here 'At
. An Early Date to Help. Their
Corpmittee of Inspection
There will be a regular monthly
meeting oij . the Housewives' Leagrue
Wednesday Iklay 7th., in the rest rooms
in the Hinton Building-. All members
are urged to be present as it is expect
ed it will be one of the most interest
ing meetings yet to be held, on ac
count of the Inspection Committees
report to be made at that meeting.
Mr. Allen of Raleigh, N. C. of the
State Food' Inspection will visit this
city at an early date, to assist the In
spection Committee of the League on
their rounds of inspection. ' , ,
The League will have placards print
ed bearing the inscription, "Approved
By The Housewives League" and. have
the merchants whose places have been
inspected and found' up to the stan
dard and meet with the approval of the
Inspection Committed,, to place these
placards in their windows, f '
At a recent called meeting of the
League to discuss the coming of Mr.
Allen, Miss Marcie Albertson appear
ed before the League and gave a most
interesting and instructive tall: on food,
what it is and what 'it means to the
human body. .
Few have any conception of the won
derful work the Home Demonstrator
is doing for the women of this eounty.
She has under her supervision and
training, one hundred girls who will
one day be wives and mothers. She is
giving them valuable instruction And
training along .with those who are al
ready wives and mothers, and she hopes
by her timely talks and instruction to
be able to save many a baby's life by
proper care and feeding during the
coming summer,'' which holds promise
of being a hard'oneon account of the
unusual , warm " winter.
Miss Albertson also ' touched on the
subject of Thrift, how very necessary
it is for the fathers and mothers to
teach their children the habit of sav
ing something in their youth, so as to
be self supporting in later years. It is
a fact that nine out of ten old people
of this country today are wholly or
partly dependent upon someone else
for their support. This meeting proved
to be by far the most interesting and
spirited meeting ever held by the
TO MAKE TOUR SOON
Desires To Meet Fishermen At Many
V Points on North Carolina
Sounds ' ,
The Fisheries Commission Board
will meet in Morehead City, North Car
olina, Monday afternoon, May. 19th,
1919 After spending the night " in
LMorehead they will . leave Tuesday
morning on the State Boat Atlantic
for a trip of inspection through the
They expect to arrive at Swanquar
ter abput three o'clock ' P. M. where
they will spend the night. "Will leave
Swanquarter about ten A. M. "Wednes
day the 21st and arrive at Ocracoke
about one P. M. and spend the night.
Will leave Ocracoke at seven A. M.
Thursday morning the 22nd and arrive
at Hatters about eleven A. M. Will
leave Hatteras about one P. M. and
arrive at Mantep about seven P. M.
wiiere they will spend the night. Will
leave Manteo about twelve M. Friday
the 23rd for Hertford where their trip
of inspection- will end.
The Board will be glad to meet as
many fishermen or persons who -are
interested in the fishing industry at
any of the points mentioned -above
and discuss with them such matters as
may be Of advantage to the industry.
IT COSTS MONEY TO
PAY THESE WAR TAXES
Soda Water Dealers Charge Consum
ers a Cent for Every Cent They Col
lect From Them for Government
Coca Colas and other fountain drinks
have jumped from five to seven cents
in Elizabeth City, ' "on account of the
war tax" effective May 1.
The war revenue act imposes a 10
per cent tax on soda fountain beverages
and ice cream. The dealer has to keep
a record of all sales and pay a tax
of one cent on each drink costing 10
cents or less. The dealer has tacked
ontwo cents. He collects one cent from
the customer for the war tax and an
other cent for his trouble in collect
ing the war tax. It's a high price the
consumer has to pay for the collection
of war taxes.
Coca Cola fiends and other soda
habitues are indignant. There are
threats of swearing off on Coca Cola
and' all such slop. But to all these
threats the dealers present a merry
laugh. The dealers say the public will
consume just ' as1 much dope as ever
and pay the ne"w prices without kick
Ing very long.
Speaking of the new, State cotton
warehouse law, Ex-Senator John L.
McLaurin of South Carolina declared
at Winston-Salem Saturday: "North
Carolina now has the best cotton ware
house law in the cotton belt, and it is
going to be the salvation of the cotton
farmers in this State."
TWO MORE WATER SYS
TEMS IN PASQUOTANK
Mr. W. J. Albertson and Mr.C. L
Hinton have bought Delco-Llght, elec
tric water systems. These twjo mod
ern farmers have long ago realized
the many advantages of electric lights
and power on the farm and are so well
satisfied with Delco-Light that they
are going to Install the automatic wat
er system which will give them fifty
pound water pressure direct from the
source of supply. , Storage- tanks is no
longer required. Price $195.00 f. o. b.
Dayton, Ohio. .
Agency for Chowan, Currituck, Camden
Perquimans and Pasqpotank -counties.
Elizabeth City, N. C,
0 EtJen Taxis gob ff
5 ottos? 5000 miles E
B 9 ll'iVVK . a mm
U i2S Diamonds u
Yau know what
the taxi driver hears
, "only eight min
utes to the train!
Drive now if you
never did before."
Taxis get punish
ment that yourcar
never gets. Tires .
dare n o t ' f a i 1 .
' Fur th er, they must
mileage per dollar
of cost. Blse "over
head" will eat up
' The Quaker City
Cab Co., Philadel
phia, solves its tire
problem with Dia
average over, 5,000
miles in1 winter work
with chains for them.
Taxicab Co., Port
land, Ore., usingDia
monds on its fleet
gets an average 'of,
over 6,000 miles.
The Terminal Taxi
D. C, has been'
getting 6,000 miles
on its Diamonds.
These specific in
stances are typical
of many others un- .
der hard service. .
W e can cite you
just as interesting
instances right in
this town, among
Give us the opportunity.-
D RUG CO.