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FRIDAY, MAY 9,
THE INDEPENDENT. ELIZABETH CITY. ISL C.
MORE DICTIONARIES TO
N. q. STATE NEWS
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Paint is a necessity
-not a luxury
After your house needs painting, every year
you wait it will require more paint and
more labor to put it in good condition.
And every year you wait your house is
worth less. Good-paint money is good
paint insurance. And it's pretty good insur
ance on the value of your property, too.
V""VT""" ' l,, The Guaranteed
LhiVLJli Lead and Zinc Paint
Fewer Gallons Wears Longer
i. .. If your house needs painting, come
in and let us tell you what it will
.. cost you to use Devoe.
We sav "Devoe" because
That's why Devoe takes fewer
gallons, wears longer and costs
- , less by the job or by the xyearv
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! f1 Devoe without reserve.
t Ask us for heloful illustrated book
let "Keep Appearances Up and
D. M. JONES CO.
ELIZABETH CITY, N. C.
BE GIVEN HUSTLERS
A Club of 8 op 12 Subscriber Gets
This Wonderful Webster's Col
In response to a good many requests
for a free dictionary proposition that
would not involve the getting of so
many" subscriptions, THE INDEPEN
tycntt has arranged to give the new
WEBSTER'S COLLEGIATE DICTION
ARY, either plain paper or printea
on thinbible paper, to any one getting
a small club of subscribers.
WEBSTER'S COLLEGIATE DIC
TIONARY contains 1,284 large pages,
100,000 words and phrases, 1,700 illus
trations and much valuable additional
material. It is thumb indexed, it is
printed on thin bible paper, xx is
bound in full rich dark brown seal,
gilt edges. The publishers sell this
volume for $6.00. THE INDEPEN
DENT will give one to any persons
sending in a club of 12 annual subs
criptions to this newspaper, new or
renewals, at $1.50 each.
For a club of 8 annual subscriptions
at $1.50 each THE INDEPENDENT
will send the same dictionary printed
on regular book paper and bound in
Tn meantime the offer of a genuine
Webster's New International to thoseJ
who send in clubs of 24 subs, is sun
open. Mrs. Maggie Blount's school
near Elizabeth City claims one of these
dictionaries this week. Others are
working for them. Address,
THE INDEPENDENT, Eliz. City, N. C.
DELCO LIGHT FOR
An excellent source of income for
automobile garages is the charging of
storage batteries. Any garage can now
be easily equipped to render this ser
vice. A Delco Light plant installed in
the garage will not only do this work
but will furnish lights as well as power
to run a pump for a compressed air
tank if you want to offer the added
attraction to motorists of "Free Air."
In short Delco Light enables any
country garage to place itself on a
par with its best city competitor.
Any garage owner who wants to
know more about this should write
DELCO LIGHT PRODUCTS
A Digest of Everything Worth
Knowing About Old North
State Folks And Things
Eneineer R. B. Hill, of Hamlet, was
killed and 5 others were injured when
the S A. L. passenger train No. 13 from
Wilmington to Charlotte, was wrecked
near Wadesboro. A spreading rail is
believed to have caused the wreck.
Daniel Elkinson. "a negro held at
Rocky .Mount charged with the murder
of Charles J. Devine at that city on
the night of January 4th, was found
not guilty by a jury in Nash County
Sunerior Court, at Nashville,
Counsel for the negro presented a suc
The Question of whether corsets and
underwear are a luxury is agitating the
Bureau of Internal Revenue. Retal
dealers have been otdered to collect
the new luxury tax on corsets costing
more than $5 until it can be determined
whether corsets are a luxury or a
Durham High School won the final
debating contest at Chapel Hill Friday,
and was awarded the Aycock Memor
ial Cup. The closing debates were be
tween Durham and Goldsboro high
schools. ' i
Good Tire Year
You have doubtless
noticed the growing
preponderance of United
Every one is asking for j
tires of known value and
And that is precisely
what United States Tires
represent in the minds of
motorists here and every
where. The idea back of United
States Tires to build good
tires the best tires that
can be built, is appealing to
rapidly growing numbers.
We can provide you with
United States Tires to
meet and meet exactly
your individual needs.
Mrs. M. O. Humphrey, teacher in
the Goldsboro public schools from their
foundation 37 years ago, and who
taught a private school for years be
fore the public schools were estab
lished, died at her home there last
week, aged 81 years.
A free clinic for babies and indigent
poor will be opened at Rex Hospital,
Raleigh, within a few days, the ex
Dense to be borne by appropriations
by city and county commissioners, these
funds to cover only actual running ex
penses, since all members of the medi
cal staff will serve without compensation.
Thirty-four State delegates, includ
ing W. G. Newby, of Hertford, have
been named by Governor Bickett to
attend the Southern Cotton Conven
tion, which will meet at New Orleans
A new process to secure a valuable
oil from the hitherto despised cockle
burr, has been perfected by L. B.
Rhodes, oil chemist of the North Car
olina Department of Agriculture. This
oil is said to be well adapted for use
in paints and varnishes, and can be re
fined into a food product.
An explosion in a large Gi-eensboro
oil warehouse, caused the death of one
man. and the. resulting fire destroyed
much valuable property last Saturday.
The finding of insulated wires leading
from the scene of the explosion, is re
carded as stron& evidence that the
property was deliberately destroyed.
The Hanes Rubber Company, of
Winston-Salem, is developing a model
mill village around its plant near that
city. There are to be erected 300 modr
era 5 -room bungalows, each fitted with
all modern conveniences, and a mod
ern school building. An expenditure
of $300,000 is planned.
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Smoke over your problems. A
little drawin9 on a fren'ly pipe
often saves a heap of drawin9
on a bank account.
Velvet is a friendly tobacco in the
truest sense, because, like friendship,
it has' been allowed to ripen natur
ally nothing forced or unnatural.
There are "hurry up" ways with tobacco but
only patient ageing (two years in wooden hogs
heads) can bring out the mellowness that sets
Roll a Velvet Cigarette
Velvet's nature-aged mildness
and smoothness make it just
right for cigarettes.
You know what mellow
ness is now think of a good
friend who is never harsh to
There you have the big thing
You and Velvet begin
your friendship today.
The 1,000 Mystic Shriners of East
ern Carolina, with 350 to 400 Shriner
candidates are planning the biggest
Shriner meet ever held in the State,
at Wilson on May Sth.
Federated "Women's Clubs, to be held
at Asheville beginning May 27. This
will be a great opportunity for North
Carolina club women to hear some of
the finest speakers in the country, and
to join in the council, which will be
the largest gathering of its kind ever
brought to the State.
Friends of Willis Smith, formerly of
this city, but for the past six years a
Enjoyable f ea- 1 prominent member of the bar of Ral
tures promised are: The "see. your
friends" meeting, the big parade, and
the barbecue, followed by the Shrin
ers' ceremonial. Lots of fun is prom
ised for all. Oasis Temple, the Selma-
Snringfield Shriners organization.plans
a similar celebration, to be held May
J. T. Gregory, Sampson County s old
est Conf edearte veteran died last week,
aged 87 years. By a simple act of de
termined devotion he saved the life of
General Robert E. Lee, at the Battle
of the Wilderness. On that occasion
General Lee was preparing to lead a
charge in person, with great risk to
himself, when Private Gregory stepped
forward and grasped the bridle of the
General's horse, refusing to let him
lead the charge. In spite of his pro
tests, Gregory held General Lee's horse
till Colonel Manning, commanding the
regiment, persuaded .the General to
give up his rash intention.
eigh, will be interested to learn that
he was recently wedded to Miss Dolly
Lee, of Waynesville, a graduate of
Elizabeth College. The best man was
H. L. Newbold, also a former Eliza
beth City boy. After the ceremony Mr.
and Mrs. Smith left for an extended
trip North. Upon their return they
will be at home at the Capital Apart
ments at Raleigh.
A May Day infernal machine intend
ed for Senator Lee S. Overman, and
which reached his home at Salisbury
just on the eve of the double wedding
of two of his daughters, was discovered
by postal officials and was exploded in
a field near the city. This bomb was
similar in construction to the twenty
odd others sent to other American pub
lic men. Senator Overman was picked
as a victim because of his activities in
probing the affairs of the I. W. W.
Prominent club women from all parts
of the United States are expected to
attend the mid-biennial convention or
We know Unites States are good tires. That's why we sell them
Auto Supply & Vulc. Co. w. s.Riggs
with inferior Kodak work
when you can have your
film developed and printed
No matter where you are,
our perfect mail service
places us as close to you as
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Looking for information which might
lead to the arrest and conviction of a
lodging-house thief. Chief Barbour of
the Raleigh police department discov
ered Dr. Arthur Fleming, a Louisburg
dentist, in a room of the Tarborough
Hotel, in company with a Mrs. G. O.
Steifel. Dr. Fleming was placed un
der a $100 bond, and the woman was
locked in jail for the night. The den
tist claims he was there on professional
business, and explains that the lights
were turned out because the disclosure
of his presence might have caused em
barrassment to Mrs. Steifel. His repu
tation is good. '
Postum First Found Favor
In the Small Communities
then in the cities, then in the nation's great
metropolitan centers, until today it is de
manded everywhere, and sold everywhere,
as America's greatest health drink for table
use. You can get from your grocer
Boil it just like coffee 15 minutes after
It doubles the enjoyment of the meal with
its rich, invigorating flavor; and, unlike cof
fee, it never upsets nerves, stomach or heart.
Children as well as grown folks can drink
There's a Reason"
Two Sizes, usually sold at 15c and 25c
Fayette ville staged May Day festivi
ties on a large scale for her returned
soldiers. Features of the day were a
big parade of veterans of three wars,
a historical pageant, and addresses by
several well-known speaicers. -
Of the ten district supervisors draft
ed by the State Tax Commission to
head the work of property revaluation
under the new State Revaluation Act,
four are majors, three of whom saw
active service during the war with Ger
many. P. H. Williams, of Elizabeth
City, will head the work of the First
Persons interested in cotton manu
facture may obtain an illustrated, book
let eiving full information concerning
these courses as offered by the Textile
School of N. C. State College, by writ
ine to Prof. Thomas Nelson West Ra
leigh, N. C. The Textile Courses of
fered at this College will be enhanced
bv the addition of $15,000 of new ma
chinery, which makes the school one
of the best in America.
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