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MAY 9, 1919.
Saturday is The Last Day or Uaf
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THE INDEPENDENT. ELIZABETH CITY. N. C.
We Are Offering
All Suits, Coats, Capes, Silk Dresses, etc., at greatly reduced prices during this sale
and we are also offering some very unusual values in Muslin Underwear, Silk Hos
iery, Shirtwaists, Skirts etc. Don't miss this opportunity, of savingall spring goods
must be unloaded to make room for summer stocks You get the benefit.
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THE WOMAN'S WEAR STORE
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WANTED: Farmer to take charge
of farm within 1 mile of Court House.
Crop half planted, remainder of land
ready for planting. Everything fur
nished A- B. COHOON, phone 920-L,
Sty. ' cM9'2t
DUCKS DOING THEIR BIT
J. Walter Perry, of Okisko, Pasquo
tank county has eight ducks which he
claims are laying nine eggs a day and
one of them delivering a double yolk
egg every day.
Norfolk's Biggest Store
Main Street,. Bank and Plume
Wearables That will Provide
Half The Enjoyment of
The Summer Days
h making the above statement we've said noth
72g new simply reminded voir of something toil al
ready know but we are fully confident that the
garments which we are featuring in Today's Store
News would add immensely to the enjoyment of the
already arrived season of warm, sunshiny days.
Summer Dresses designed by America's most foremost
Fashion Artists which we have received from equally well
known makers presented in models which are both
charming and practical and we would also have you to
know that they are uncommonly good values at just mod
erate prices. .
. Voile Dresses at $10 Summer Dresses at $15
We are sure you have not ex
pected to obtain Dresses as pretty
or as good for this price.
Summer Dresses made of Fig- .
ured Voile, the skirt which has
three tiers is scalloped and bound
with plain material!
The waist fastens on one side,
has hemstitched collar and tuck
ed vest, sash tieing in back.
These Dresses are" shown in
navy, rose, Copehagen and black.
Priced at only $10 each.
. Graduation Dresses,
That most important event
Graduation is near at hand, and
it is certain to call for new
Pretty Graduation Dresses,
made of White Net, in an espec
ialy pleasing mode.
The deep tunic and flowing
sleeves are trimmed with rows
of lace, the girdle at waist is of
white Satin ribbon with bows
and ends. The round neck is
trimmed with lace.
Priced at only $19.75 each.
Of all the pretty new Styles we
are showing in summer dresses
this is one of the most pleasing.
New Summer Dresses in a
combination of French Voile and
Linen. The back and front of
waist are of linen in colors.
Long shawl collar of Pique.
These dresses are shown in
combinations of blue and white,
lavender and white, also in green
The style effect is very pleas
ing. Priced at $15 each.
New Summer Dresses,
Another Summer Dress offer
ing that is well worthy of your
consideration as it is unusually
Summer Dresses in a corn
combination of white Voile and
Linen. The upper portion is of
white Voile embroidered all over
in green. The front fastens on
one side with pearl buttons, nai
row belt and sash. The double
skirt is made of a very pretty
Priced at only, $25 each.
Your Chance to Buy a Vacation
WarAmhe. at The Greatest Savings in
Cost Tailored Suits, Dolmans, Capes
and Coats are all at greatly reduced
Tt rooiiTr HoAsn't spfim as thoueh any woman would need
any urging on our part to take advantage of the present
opportunity to supply her wardrobe witn such gdiiucuw
as the summer Vacation is sure to require in the face
of such a great saving in cost as present price reductions
have made possible.
Wearable which are the very best types of the season s
fashionable modes with materials and tailoring fully
up to the "M. R. & S." standard and the reductions
which we have made in prices represent ACTUAL SAV
INGS which no careful buyer can afford to overlook.
We are not mentioning former prices simply stating
that Norfolk's best values in Tauorea suus, uu,
and Dolmans are to be had at these priceST-SS, $29.75,
-ir- . - m. mr- -Mf CC ' CCO 7C CAQ 7i 'and .75.
Plume Street Second Floor
BEST YEAR IN HISTORY
OF PASQUOTANK SCHOOLS
A Review of The Work of the Public
Schools In this County For
Year Just Ending
In spite of the influenza and other
epidemics, the past year has been the
most successful school year in the his
tory of Pasquotank county. Under the
energetic leadership of Supt. Preston
S. Vann, the hustling and progressive
head of our county schools, improve
ments have been carried out or are
soon to be inaugurated, which mean
the dawn of a new education era in
Pasquotank. The school spirit which
has been aroused in many sections of
the county promises much in the way
of educational progress. This spirit of
progress developed and fostered by
the activities of Prof. Vann, and L. x.
Case, Secretary of the Chamber of
Commerce, in giving stereopticon lec
tures on Better Roads and Schools is
responsible in large measure for the
passage of the half -million dollar Pas
quotank Road Bill, successfully intro
duced by Representative Saunders in
the last General Assembly.
Loyal Spirit Shown
In commenting on the work of the
County schools, Supt. Vann says:
'Every school in the county has shown
a most commendable spirit of loyalty
in the Thrift Stamp Compaign, the
Armenian Relief work, and all other
activities growing out of the War in
which the schools have been called
upon to participate. This splendid
spirit of co-operation has resulted in
the accomplishment of excellent work."
The schools have this year been re
quired to make weekly reports to the
Superintendent regarding attendance,
school needs, etc. This has proven a
boon to the progress of the school work,
and has made possible the keeping of
accurate records of school conditions
at all times.
Reading Circle Work
The teacher's Reading Circle work
this year has been a success from every
standpoint. Last year's reading course
has likewise been completed, thus the
teachers have done two years' work in
one. Six interesting and successfu
teachers' meetings have been held, and
the professional work completed has
been far above the standard of previous
years. Superintendent Vann states
that in the course of his monthly visits
to the schools, he has noted a steady
improvement which he attributes in
large measure to these teachers' meet
Plans for Coming Year
An extensive program of school con
solidation and enlargement is under
way for the coming year. School dis
tricts No. 2 and No. 3, Mti Hermon
Township have unanimously agreed to
combine the two districts, and have
voted to erect a new and larger school
building at Okisko. The people of these
districts will vote May 17 on a special
tax to pay one-half the cost of con
structing the new building, planned to
accomodate four teachers.
In a new district formed of the ter
ritory around Weeksville, a special tax
will be voted on June 5, for the purpose
of erecting a State High School in that
section. Popular sentiment in this sec
tion seems overwhelmingly in favor of
the new school.
Schools May Be Combined.
In Providence Township a move
ment is under way to transport the
pupils of the two-teacher school at
Corinth to the three-teacher ForK
school, and to add a fourth teacher to
the latter. Thus the children at pres
ent being taught by five teachers in
;eparate schools would gain the ad
vantages of a four teacher school, and
the salary of the nth teacher would be
used to cover the expense of carrying
the Corinth children to the Fork School.
In this way the increased advantages of
the four teacher school may be ob
tained at no extra cost to the county.
This plan has the" approval of the
Plans for Newland school
It is planned to build another story
to the Newland High School this year,
thus adding two rooms, one of which
will be used for the extra teacher em
ployed last year, who has had to use
the school auditorium for a class room.
The other room will be used by the
agricultural teacher who will be fur
nished the school by the Government.
The one-teacher schools in that town
ship will be' continued, teaching the
first four grades.- .
Negro Schools Being . Improved
The two-teacher Negro school in
,n.riw'wviirri0ri thin vear.' haviner enroll
ed as high as 158 pupils. Two moe
rooms will be provided at that school,
and four teachers employed there next
year. Money provided by the Rosen-
wald Fund will be used to add a room
for domestic science.
Colored Schools No. 1 and No. 2 in
Salem Township have agreed to move
their houses together, combining the
districts, and call for the third teacher
which the increased enrollment will
justify. These schools together have
enrolled 161 pupils the past year, mak
insr apparent the need for another
teacher. They are only a mile and a
half apart. By combining they will re
ceive a double apportionment from the
G. M. TILLITT
G. M. Tillit, an old and honorable
citizen of Camden county died at his
home in that county last Friday after
an illness of several years. He is sur
vived by two sons, D. Howard and
Bruce Tillitt, and by three daughters,
Misses Arkie, Bessie and Giddie Tillitt.
WANTED: Young man to travel east
ern North Carolina. State age, experi
ence and salary first letter. Address
P. O. BOX 174, Elizabeth City, N. C.
MRS. MARY V. GILBERT
Mrs. Mary V. Gilbert, age 69 years.
died at the home of her daughter, Mrs.
I. N. Loftin. on Pennsylvania Ave., in
this city, Monday afternoon, May 5.
Mrs. Gilbert had been an invalid for
nearly two years, due principally to
the loss of eyesight. About three weeks
ago she stumbled and fell in her room
and fractured her hip. She sank rapid
ly and neither medicine nor surgery
could save her.
Mrs. Gilbert is survived by two child
ren, Mrs. I. N. Loftin and Oliver F
Gilbert, proprietor of Mitchell's De
partment Store. She was a native of
Chowan county and was married to
Oliver F. Gilbert, of Edenton in 1866
She survived him by, many years. Her
husband was a son of Timothy Gil
bert of Pasquotank who was at one
time one of the largest landowners in
this section. He owned much of what
is now Elizabeth City and his holdings
included the Winslow and Flora farms
On the latter farm his remains are bur
ied. Mrs. Gilbert came to Elizabeth
City 26 years ago to make her home
with her daughter who was then Mrs
R. J. Mitchell.
The remains of Mrs. Gilbert were in
terred in the Episcopal semetery in
Elizabeth City where lie the remains
of her husband.
PREACHER AND POLITICIAN
CAUGHT IN ONE RAID
Two women faced Judge Spence in
the Recorder's Court Friday morning
on a- charge of Keeping a aisoraeny
house, but the men who made the
house disorderly escaped examination,
as is usually the case. The women
were Mrs. W. W. Midgett and Miss
Myrtle Benton, who lived on Sixth St.
The men in the case were a candidate
for Alderman in the Second Ward and
a quasi Methodist preacher who has
filled the pulpit of at least one church
in this city on several occasions. But
the court proved its case by the testi
mony of Chief of Police Leon Holmes
and neither the candidate nor the
preacher were called to the stand. The
double standard of morals approved by
society and the courts always lets the
man out when given an opportunity.
The court imposed a sentence of $u
days in jail in each of the women and
then suspended judgment upon their
nromise not to get caught again. Tney
promised and were last seen making
their way to Norfolk where they will
not have to keep their pledge.
Send us your collars, silk shirts, Palm Beach suits or
other laundry by parcel post and we will give you per
fect work and return it by parcel post C. O. D. in three
. days. .
We have recently remodeled and enlarged our plant,
installing the very newest and safest machinery. No
harmful chemicals used in the wash and every article
We launder anything, from a cambric handkerchief to
a horse blanket.
COUNTRY PEOPLE 1
Are cordially invited to
headquarters while in town
Saturday afternoons. Leave
your bundles at our office;
use our phone. And if yeu
want to see a good show,
we run a specially good one
every Saturday afternoon.
AGENTS WANTED AT ALL POINTS
MAIL ORDER DEPT.
ELIZABETH CITY, N. C.
rtt!Wat?t. Knn reward for the ar
rest and conviction of the party or
parties who burned my nome on mc
night of April 28, 1919- W. W. MID-
SAVE YOUR EYES
Good eyesight can be main-
tained only by good care of the
eyes. At the first signs of eye
strain you should have your r
eyes attended to. .. -Nkt !WjftJ . !
Optometry consists of the J
correction of this strain by
DR. I. W, SELIG,
521 Main Street
United States Railroad Administration
NORFOLK SOUTHERN RAILROAD
Papsenger 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 xlO :17pm
Edenton 11:15am 12:35pm 11:31pm
Liv Elizabeth City
y 2 : 40pm ylO :30am
v 3:00nm vlO :45am
x 2:20pm 1:20am
4:35pm 4:00am I
7 : 45pm xlO :50am
Mr4h Bound -
No. 4 No. 2 No. 6.
Eliz. City x 6:00am 3:00pm z 3: supm
Ar Norfolk 8:10am 4:50pm 5:30pm
y Daily except Sunday.
6 Tuesday, -Thurs. and Sat. only.
n t TTTkTT-k-nTxi7rrT. Traffic Aert.
'Edenton , N. C.
"A Man is as Old as
Lime in the water you drink will cause a
scale to form in the arteries just as the scale
forms in the bottom of the tea kettle, causing
hardening of the arteries, or old age, and at
the same time this scale forms about the joints,
causing certain forms of rheumatism, stiff
joints, etc., while gallstones, goitre, and blad
der and kidney troubles are caused and ag
gravated by habitually drinking Waters heav
ily impregnated with lime and other mineral
Dr. Austin Flint of New York, with a world
wide reputation says:
"I know that distilled water is superior to
natural spring water because it contains no
specific germs of disease.
Try the purest water in the world, H20.
Any where in the city at 50 cents per bottle. .
Elizabeth City Water
& Power Co.
PHONES 80 and 4.
W. A. WORTH
P. C. CAHOON
THE THIRD WARD
C W. Stevens
Your support Will be appreciated
E. S. DOUGLASS, Tc. Agt
Elizabeth City. N. C.