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FRIDAT. MAY 16, ,1919
THE INDEPENDENT ELIZABETH CITY. N. C.
The best v4lue we have ever offered. A fine seven
jewel movement in a warranted 10 year sold filled
case. We unhesitatingly recommend this watch to
those who want a beautiful and dependable little time
keeper at an economical price.
Let us send you one o f these watches C. 0. P. sub
ject to your examination.
H Q Bright Co.
Largest Jewelers in Eastern North Carolina
ELIZABETH CITY, N. C.
I MARKHAM I
I Sells Tlnree Farms
G. G. Markham has sold three more
tank farms within the past few days. .'
On May 1 0 he sold the C U Ball Farm, 228 acres, j
better known as the J. M. Weeks Farm, to Crowder
Meads, L. D. Rodgerson, J. Markham and'W. P.
Rodgerson. N ,
On May 12 he sold the M. I. Reed Farm, better
known as the S. M. Brothers Farm, at Weeksville, 67
acres to C. L. Ball. .
On May 6 Markham sold the E. V. Davenport
Farm, 293 acres. Particulars of this sale can not be
divulged at present, but it is on record as one of the .
biggest sales ever pulled off in this section.
If .you have farms to 3 sell, see Markham. H you J
want to buy a farm see Markham. He can aid you
either way. 1
A Digest of Everything Worth
Knowing About Old North
State Folks and Things
I 210 Kramer Bldg. ; Phone 868-J
1 ELIZABETH CITY, N. C.
How About This? I
The Cordley & Hayes Cooler, No. 560 is j
sold everywhere for $20.00. To our
customers,users of H20, we give that por- j
tion of the $20.00Avhich is profit, and sell j
them the cooler for $15.00. With the
difference you can buy 50 gallons of H20 j
and have it delivered to you any where j
in town you want it and as you want it. ; j
H20, the purest water in the world, j
and the Cordley & Hayes coolers are a 'j
great combination for safety. Hook up
live long and prosper. . j
Elizabeth City Water and
Power Company "
Phones 80 and 4. -
Sergeant William Herron , of -West
Asheville, and Sergeant Julius Jesse
Bryson, of Jackson ' County, have been
awarded distinguished service crosses
for gallantry in action, by the "War De
partment, upon recommendation by
An oil portrait of Dr. Stephen B.
Weeks, historian, has been presented,
to the North Carolina Historical Com
mission, Hall of History by Captain
S. A. Ashe of Raleigh. The late Dr.
Weeks was borne and raised in Eliz
abeth City. ,
The annual convention of the Trav
elers' Protective Association was held
at Asheville last week. A large number
of traveling men were present.
As the" result of a knife and pistol
battle between hostile gypsy bands
near Raleigh, several gypsies are now
lodged in the. jail of that city. The
trouble began over the. alleged abduc
tion of a young girl of one tribe by
members of the other. The . girl has
been restored to her original tribe.
The town of Columbia has just filed
an unique charter with the Secretary
of State. Among other things, the new
charter permits women to take part in
the meetings of the board of aldermen,
and allows officeholders on the payroll
of the town' to hold more than one job,
itecefving separate compensation for
It is now postively asserted that the
recent wreck on the Seaboard near
Wadesboro, in which the fireman and
engineer lost their lives, was caused
by a drawhead fastened to the track.
The police are on the trail of the guilty
About 20 carpenters, members of the
local union, have gone on strike at Ra
leigh, following the refusal of contrac
tors to grant an eight hour day and a
wage scale of sixty cents an hour.
State Senator W. S. Davenport of
Mackeys is sponsoring a movement to
send a young man from each county
each year to take the four year agri
cultural course at State College, the
expense to be borne by the county. The
man sent would have to agree to return
to their counties and make their homes
on the farm, upon the completion of
the course. Several cbunties will try
out the plan this fall.
Six negro convicts serving on the
State Road gang were given surprise
pardons by Governor Bickett last week
after the Governor has personally in
terviewed them. The pardons were
given as rewards for good behavior.
At the first of a series of conferences
to beheld in the various tax districts
in North Carolina, for discussion of the
new Revaluation Law by the State Tax
Commission, the supervisors and the
assessors.-Governor Bickett at Golds
boro laid special stress on the necessity
of rigidly honest tax revaluation. Dis
trict Supervisor P.H. Williams ofEliz
abeth City was present at the confer
The derailment of a tank car of gas
oline on the Southern Railway near
Lexington, and the spilling of its 10,-
000 gallons of speeding fluid, brought
hundreds of persons with barrels, tubs,
buckets and bottles to the scene of the
wreck. Quanities ranging from a gal
lon were taken away, and local mer
chants experienced a big slump in the
sale of gasoline.
Tho 'WrrVi f!iT1ina. Shiribuildinar Co
at Morehead City has launched its sec
ond ship, the Sassacus. Other vessels
now under construction at the yard will
be abandoned, it is understood.
Durham's municipal election May T
took an unexpected turn when the pro
posal to establish a memorial park to
her soldiers and sailors was defeated by
71 votes, due, it is believed, to a lack
of thorough understanding of the ques
tion by the people and a failure to agree
upon a suitable location for the park.
Mrs. Charles W. Pratt, of High Point,
who was attacked by unknown des
peradoes a few days ago, has since been
the victim of an attempted abduction,
apparently by the same gang. Police
officials called to the home of the wo
man a few nights ago, found her bound
and gagged, in a semi-conscious state.
When restored to consciousness, Mrs.
Pratt declared that her assailants had
been a negro and a white man, and that
they had been frightened away by the
ringing of a telephone or doorbell, be
fore the arrival of confederates with a
car in which to carry her away. The
whole affair is still wrapped in mys
Declaring that he had taken poison,
R. L. Bagwell, railroad clerk, walked
into a Raleigh tore and asked that an
ambulance be summoned. Upon exam
ination at the hospital to which he was
taken, physicians stated that he ap
peared to be simply "doped." His con
dition apears not to be serious
Hospitals in various parts of the
State Which have been used by the War
Department, have now been closed by
order of the department, the need for
them having passed away.
The Baraca-Philathea annual con
vention was held at Greensboro lst
week. Fully 400 delegates were in at
tendance at the opening session.
The authorities in charge of the fifth
session of the State College Summer
School which begins on June 10 and
lasts through July 23 are planning for
a larger attendance, and are sending
out the catalogues which are the most
complete and well gottenup of any here
tofore prepared. These catalogues may
be had upon application to Dr. W. A.
Withers, Director, West Raleigh, N. C.
File's Life l Limited.
.Efficiency experts have been study
Ing files and' find" that, the Ue of one
of these stools, on, the average, la
twenty-Aye .thousand strokes. To'eni-
Lploy. a..fllefor more than Its normal
period of usefulness, it is claimed,
more - than! doubles the cost of the
FACTS AND FMCIESABOUTTHE PHILIPPINES
L MAXIMO M. KALAW Secretary of The Philippine Mission
A certain lady at the St. Louis Expo
sition saw at a ball room a brown com
plexioned man clad in faultles evening
dress, and accosted him with the in
quiry, "I suppose you "are Japanese,
The man addressed, replied, "No ma
"Then you must be Chinese," she
"No, I am not; I am a Filipino." he
"How's that?" asked the lady. "I
thought they were all savages living in
the woods." v
"Weii.-'ll tell you how I came here."
he said. "A month before I left the
ThiTmines I was living in the woods.
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but the American Governor decided to
catch as many wild men as possible,
train them, and send them over here.
Rr the American forces were immed-
fatelv set in motien, we were taken
from the woods and kept for a month
atUhe governor's palace, taught how to
dress and speak a little English, and
then sent over here. fco here I am, just
as you see." And the St. Louis lady
tually believed mm.
That is what you would call fancies
about the Philippines. N The fact is.
however, that the 10,000,000 Filipinos
and their ancestors have been civilized
and Christians for three hundred years ;
that the non-Christian population, ac
cording to the census of 1913, is only
Another fancy is that" not until the
coming of the Americans were school
buildings seen in the. islands, roads
built, or substantial hoftses erected.
Do you know that for hundreds of
years the Filipinos haye.had colleges
and . schools, and that- the University
o'f Santo Tomas " is only "twenty-five
years older than Harvard? That as
early as 1866. out of a population of 4,-
000.000 People, there were 841 schools
for boys and 833 for girls? That in 1892
eight years before the coming of the
Americans, there were 2,137 schools?
"To grant self-government to Luzon
under Aguinaldo would be like granting
self-government to an Apache reser
vation under some local chief." Thus
spoke a former President of the United
States during the Filipino-American
war. Exaggeration could be-an excuse
at a time when the dignity of the Amer
ican people demanded the extinction
of Filipino opposition; but do ydu know
that the Philippine Republic, before
the American occupation of the Islands,
had the approval of prominent Amer
icans who were on the spot, like John
Barrett, Director of the. Pan-American
Union, who compared it favorably with
the Japanese Government?- That Ad
miral Dewey considered the Filipinos
better fitted for self-government than
the Cubans? That they had drafted
a Constitution at Malolos which elicit
ed the approval of distinguished Re
publicans like the late Senator George
F. Hoar? That before the coming of
the Americans they had produced na
tional heroes like the martyred Jose
Rizal, who had been proclaimed by an
Austrian writer, Ferdinand Blumentritt,
as the greatest man the Malayan race
has produced? anwonounced by g. Re-
publican Congressman, Representative:
Cooper, as the noblest victim that has!
ever fallen into the clutches of tyranny?
Possibly-, the geographical situation
of the Philippines had something to do
with the fanciful estimate the St. Louis
lady hafd. The Philippines are just
next door to Borneo, where scientists
have hunted in vain for Darwin's miss
ing link between the monkey and the
supermonkey. They are close to Java,
where the small country of Holland
has ruled forhundreds of years thru
a system of native princes and royal
families steeped in mediaeval ideas of
government. Farther east islndia- with
her teeming millions, divided up intp
scores of native states and by almost
impassable caste barriers. But do you
know that the Filipinos have not had
for hundreds of years any caste sys
tem, blood distinction, or royal fami
lies, and that, unlike their Oriental sis
ters, they are the only Christian people
in the Orient?
People have pictured an ignorant
mass of Filipinos, illiterate, poor liv
ing a life of servitude for a few wealth
y land -owners and foreigners, ' with no
houses and farms or property of their
own. Do'you know that seventy per
cent of the people above ten years of
age can read and write, and that this
percentage of literacy is almost as high
as some of the states of the Union?
That it is higher than in any country of
South America, higher than the liter
acy of the Spanish people, and unques
tionably above that of any "of the new
countries recognized in Europe? Do
you know that there are a million and
a half farms im the Philippines, and
that ninety-six per-cent of these farms
are owned by Filipinos? In other words
that out of the - ten million Christian
Filipinos, eight million of thenVat least
live on their own farms, with houses of
their own,independent of any absentee
landlord or foreign master? That nine
ty-one per cent of the urban property
consisting of houses and lands is own
ed by the natives of the Philippine.
and only nine per cent is in the hands
of foreigners. Yet these are facts which
have just been cabled by acting Gov
ernor General Charles Emmett Teater
to the War Department from the reient
j The Philippine legislature recently
sent a special mission to the United
' States to request the f ulfullment of
America's promise to grant independ
ence. It is their plea that the speci
fied condition precedent to the grant
1 ing of autonomy the establishment of
a stable government is already ful
dorsed in every particular by Francis
filled. Their representations are in
dorsed in every partilular by Francis
Burton Harrison, who has been the
American Governor-General in the Phil
ippines for six years, and is in a posi
tion to speak from actual observation.
"By temperament, by experience, by
financial ability," says Governor Har
rison, "in every way the ten millions
of Filipinos are entitled to be .free from
every government except of their own
choice. They are intelligent enough
to decide for themselves." - -
in w sstoMat m
- You can't have a good garden
of you haven't good tools to
work with, or a good lawn with
out a good mower. We are
headquarters for every tool for
the garden, lawn or farm.
ri uiuwcr. we are rv i
I XJ f headquarters for every tool for
K j i earden awn or rm. fy
fOft n m i. MP1 1
Know Only Two Seasons.
There are but two seasons the
wet and the dry at the equator in
Africa. The former (summer) lasts
eight months, with the thermometer
averaging from 110 to 125 degrees
Fahrenheit. During the dry or "cold"
season of four months the thermome
ter stands at about 70 degrees. It flf
then that the natives, who have been
hived In their bamboo huts so long
by the rain, desert their- towns and
set out for the forests and jungles.
Most Costly Map.
The most, costly, map. in the world Is i
aman of France which was presented
to the republic by the ; czar of Bus- a
sia when the Franco-Russian alliance
was consummated. The groundwork
of the map is polished Jasper and the
chief tbWns are represented ' by pre
cious stones and their names Inscribed
in gold. The rivers" are strips of
polished platinum, and the 87 depart
ments are set out on a wonderful
scheme of blazing gems.
Sale of Valuable Property.
By virtue of a Mortgage Deed exer
cuted to me by Stephen Overton and
wife, Mary Bowe Overton, for certain
purposes therein mentioned which said
Mortgage Deed bears date January 1st,
1911, and is registered in the office of
the Register of Deeds of Pasquotank
County, in Book 36, Page 297, I shall
on Saturday, June 14th, 1919, at 12
o'clock M. offer for sale at the Court
House door in said County, at Public
Auction, for cash, the property con
veyed to me in said Mortgage Deed,
That certain parcel or lot of land
situate in Mt. Hermon Township, Pas
nnntonb r?mintv. IM. c commencing
at a stake on the Public Road leading
from Wood vine to Okisko at west cor-
n tit oairl niece of land: thenCe S. 20
W. 2.18 chains to a post; thence; N. 65
30 W. 1.67 cnains along tne ience to a.
corner post near the mill; thence S.
9ft w r 9.n r.hains to the lane: thence
along" the lane N. 20 E. 420 feet to cor
ner of S. A. Perry's lot; thence aiong
his and the colored church lots back
fence 242 feet in a Westwardly course;
v.rt tr. a V Tf" rilranHnn 1 44- f ((t to
Main Road and thence down Main Road
to first station same containing 4
acres more or less.
Sated and posted this May loth,
W. W. LEWIS, Mortgagee.
Per ERNEST L. SAWYER, Atty.
from the largest and most
complete stock in the;
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tained only by good care of the
eyes. At the first signs of eye
strain you should have your
eyes attended to.
Optometry consists of the
correction . of this strain by
dr: I. W SELIG,
521 Main Street
Run Your Car While Your
Batteries Are Being Charged
Do you realize, Mr.Car Owner, that you have a first
class storage battery service station here that is always
ready to serve you and' give you Al service and expert
advice free? ' ,
We can rent you a storage battery while you are hav
ing yours charged. We make a specialty cjf repairing and
recharging storage batteries and carry a complete line
of auto electric supplies of all kinds.
We will test and fill your storage battery with pure dis
tilled water free.
CITY GARAGE ELECTRIC
City Garage Elizabeth City,. N. C.
You will find it at Twiddy's. Twiddy ells
nothing: but the best: in '-groceries. Hla old and
successful business rhM leen'buUt upon tftat one .t
thing,. plus courtesy ana uonesiy.
Phone 185 So. Poindexter Street
P- "j 1
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.
H. F. DIRKES, Sec y. 1
i u. RICHARDSON. Pres.
a H. RIVENBURG & CO. .
WHOLESALE COMMISSION MERCHANTS
NORTH CAROLINA PEAS AND POTATOES
168 Read Street. New York
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