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THE INDEPENDENTVELIZABETH CITY, N. C.
SOME OF OUR LESS DESIRABLE PUBLIC BUILDINGS
alflook alike to us
YOU can't tell them apart.
Fruhauf suits are like Jap
children. Patterns are differ
ent, styles too, but the style
tailored elegance is the same
always. f !
This is a day of specialization
every man must be an au
thority in his line.' 'We think
we are we know Fruhauf is.
That's why his hand-tailored v
clothes are sold here.
The shoulder sleeves, back and - -collar
are like Jap children
Be fitted todayl $30 and up.
Mitchell's Department Store
HERE is a disagreeable picture made by THE INDEPENDENT'S camera one
day last week. It shows three of Elizabeth City's less conspicuous public
buildings. But they are not so inconspicuous after all; you will find them on
the otherwise vacant property lying between Water and Poindexter streets and
a stone's throw from the City Market. A glimpse of the City Market is caught
in the picture. In the background are a number of old wooden shacks, part of
which have been condemned and vacated, but which still stand as an eyesore
and a menace to life and health. That trio of tumble-down privies within 100
feet of two of the city's principal streets and a fly's flight from the City Market
beth Citv under its
are a crying inmcimen. 3i"i ..-- -. -
present political regime. A new Board of Aldermen might clean up
these things; the gang now in power never will.
WANT FARM ACREAGES
On May 1 tax-listers in each county
will begin listing for 1919 taxes. It
should be remembered in this connect
ion that all farmers or their represent
atives are expected to report the crop
acreages on their farm to the tax-
J takers. It will be a wise step tor tnese
farmers to familiarize themselves with
the crop acreages which are now being
put in, so as to be able to render ah
There are thousands of positions open in the commercial
world and with the Government for Bookkeepers, Steno
graphers, Typists and other office assistants. YOU can
get one of these positions if you have the necessary tech
inal knowledge. We have trained many thousands of
young men and women for such positions; we can train
YOU. Write for particulars.
Address, J. M. RESLER, President.
C M. COOPER
A Young Man's Man
A Real Feat.
Said the facetious feller: "One of
the greatest mysteries of my . child
hood is how Little Jack Horner suc
ceeded with that plum pulling out af
fair with onlr one thumb."
A cmiet but nretty wedding, was
solemnized at noon Thursday, April
24th, at the residence of Mr. and Mrs.
David A. Cox, Moyock, N. C, when
their daughter, Miss Jane Grey Cox.
became the bride- of Mr. Harry F.
Charlton, of Norfolk, Va.
The ceremony was performed by
Rev. Ambrose Burfoot, of Fentress,
Va., and Miss Jennie Charlton, sister
of the groom, played the wedding
The bride wore a traveling costume
of taupe tricotine with hat and gloves
Immediately after luncheon Mr. and
Mrs. Charlton left for a trip to north
ern cities after which they will make
their home in Norfolk.
The out of town guests were Miss
Margaret Freeman, of Washington, D.
C, Miss Jennie and Mr. Percy Charl
ton, of Northwest, Va.
(SET k SETT 4MDRHIDiea
The whole purpose of this Club is to make new friends
for this store and to please our many established cus
tomers. We were able to secure a number of Aluminum Sets at
an unusually low price, and these will be distributed
without profit, for advertising purposes.
THE CLUB CONDITIONS
Come to our store and ask for a Club membership card pay 98
cents cash, and we will deliver the set described below. Ther- you
will pay $1.00 each week for 15 weeks -until $15.98, the total
wholesale Club price of this Set, is paid. The regular retail
value of a Set like this is about $22.00.
THE SET CONSISTS OF:
The following pieces of Quality Brand Aluminum Ware
One 7 cup Coffee Percolator
One 5 quart Tea Kettle
One 3 quart Colonial Sauce Pan
One 1 quart Sauce Pan
One 1 quart Sauce Pan
One 6 quart Preserving Kettle
One Set: Carving Knife. Butcher
Knife, Paring Knife
One "Pride of the Kitchen" Outfit
(guaranteed for twenty years)"
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- jl ELIZABETH CITY. N. C. I
BY ROBT. H. WELCH, JR.
Again we take our pen in hand
Tq scribble oft the doings
Of Diplomats, ancl president,
And talk of war and wooings,
And soar above the mountain flights
On our poetic pinions,
And bore the general run of folks
With our unasked opinions.
Orlando and Sonnino, and
The rest of all their tribe,
Are mad because the other folks,
Won't do as they prescribe,
They won't give inan inch, but fuss
In most unheard-of manner,
They somehow seem to think they're at
A Congress of Vienna.
The trouble now is what to do
With Danzig and with Fiume
If you were told to call that name.
We wonder what you would say
Italians rip and roar about
And think the rest of Europe has
Bur what their country lent'er. .
The League of Nations covenant,
Erstwhile a constitution.
Has been revised to suit the Sen-
The senate, we're obliged to say,
Is most unduly wise,
They'd reconstruct both heaven and
To suit their able eyes.
Friend Burleson, we hate to say,
Is cutting up new rompers.
And foaming at the mouth with thought
Of what he'll do to Gompers.
He, fumes and fusses all the time,
With janitor or sexton;
Each man he. meets begins a fight
We wonder who's the next one.
The westerners, who grow our wheat,
Will all be rich as Croesus.
The government, in paying them,
Will surely have to fleece us.
But then, don't be too hard, for who
had ever had the notion
They'd raise enough at such a price
To fill the whole darn ocean?
O some clocks do and some clocks don't
In Canada to-day;
The railroads set them up an hour,
The farmers let them stayr
Old Father Time is much confused,
And thinks he's lost his mind,
For when he's thirty minutes fast,
He's half an hour behind.
The aeronuats are planning trips
To use their war-worn planes.
They'll soon be rushing here and there,
Through doors and window-panes,
For all the air will soon be full,
Of engine snorts and whizzes,
And Henry Ford, we think, will soon
Be selling flying lizzies.
The baseball fans are glad once more,
And mad, we still might mention,
Because to other things we give
A part of our attention.
And Villa, who has twice been dead,
Is making new excursions
We'll soon have back again the most
Of our peace-time diversions.
The way the weather shifts about,
Is bad for cold or fever,
The capital of all the world
Is going to be 'Geneva.
We'd tell you more but you can see,
We've lost our inspiration
Don't & surprized to find the end
A bad conglomeration.
By virtue of an order of re-sale made
on April 26th, 1919, by Hon. G. R. Little,
Clerk of the Superior Court of Pas
quotank County, North Carolina, in a
Special Proceeding entitled "W.
per ei an vs. maiana taper et ail",
I will on Saturday, May 17, 1919. at 12
k'clock M., offer for sale at public
auction for cash, before . the Court
House Door in said county the prop
erty, mentioned in said order of re
That certain lot of land situate on
the West Side of South Road street in
the Town of Elizabeth City, North
Carolina, beginning at the North East
corner of the lot of Eliza A. and Annie
L. Pritchard' and running "Northwardly
along the West side of said Street 69
feet and 4 inches to the lot of B. F.
Spence; thence Westwardly along the
line of B. F. Spence 216 feet and 7
inches; thence Southwardly, parallel
with said street, 71 feet and 6 inches
to said lot of Eliza A. and Annie L.
Pritchard and thence Eastwardly along
their line 216 feet and 7 inches to the
point of besinning Same being the
lot conveyed to Henry Raper, deceasettr-r
Dy John A. Parker and wife Ty deed
dated September 14, 1915, which said
deed is duly recorded in the Office of
the Register of Deeds of Pasquotank
County, North Carolina, in Deed Book
No. 41, page 369. Bidding on this lot
will 'start at $237820?
The above sale will be had because
of a raise of.. 10 being made on the
bid offered for said property at a form
er sale had on April 5, 1919, said re-asle
being advertised in compliance with
Chapter 19 of the Public Laws of North
Carolina, Session of 1913.
Dated and posted this April 29, 1919.
;.."'; - ERNEST L. SAWYER, : '
v Commissioner of Court.
Vice - President, United States
TImdSo IRc Marshal
WILL SPEAK AT
MAY 5th, 1919
Tickets on Sale at Seligs Friday May 2nd, Prices 50c and 75c
The IDay the German
THE DAY those great gray skips
of war came sneaking out
from the Kiel Canal marked
the end of Germany's naval power.
Thanks to the Allied Navy, thanks
to our Boys of the Sea, thanks to the
Ships and to the Liberty Bonds Oat
put them there, the seas are safe!
XDo your full share in the Victory
Liberty Loan in payment for the
Victory that might have cost every
thing if we had not gone at it whole
heartedly and in the nick of - time.
Victory Liberty Loan Coirmattet
rncv came tne
German Navy to the
the world has ever known
J; B. FlbralS: Compaurijr