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MT. LEBANON A. M. E. Zion chlirch, in Elizabeth City, the finest Negro
church in eastern North Carolina is under the-hammer, advertised to be sold
at public auction in this city on Saturday, May 24. The church cost more
than $25,000. John L. Roper, of Norfolk, holds a mortgage for $13,000 on it and
he is tired of holding it. An effort is being made to 'have the sale postponed.
OUR NEW CITY MANAGER
BY RALPH POOL
The Independent's Staff Poet
When first it was decided here to try the modern
plan of rule by City Manager, they took a local man, and
put him in the office knowing fully well that he was no '
more fit to hold the job than other dubs would be, and
when th$y took the first one out and put a second in,
they chose another citizen who really would have been
a first-rate public officer, but in another sphere, for as
a tity "Manager he simply wasn't there. Thus by some
cruel trick of fate or peanut politics all of our City
Managers have been blamed good ones nix.
Now with the old gang leaving all their cozy nests ere
long, it might be well to dodge the step that sure has
worked out wrong. Ere we consider anyone now jobless
in the town, let's look beyond our City bounds for one
to hold it down. A man who's really qualified and train
ed to fill the place should be made City Manager then '
watch things move apace ! Let's not consider idle bums,
or any worthless slob, but pick for City Manager a man
who knows his job.
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NEW SCHEDULE BEGINS
MONDAY EVE., MAY 26
Twilight Ball Games To Continue Till
August 1 and Later If interest
At a meeting of representatives of the
baseball teams forming the local Twi
light League Tuesday night, it was de
cided to begin the new schedule of
games Slonday, May-26, and to close
the series August 1, unless there was
sufficient interest to justify the length
ening of the season at that time. The
games will continue to be played, and
the series conducted under the auspices
of the community Y. M. C. A. The
Cubs are the winners of the series clos
ing this week.
All voluntary contributions of tile
fans at this week's games will be given
to the Salvation Army. In this connec
tion the management of theTwilight
League desires it to be known that the
collection taken up is entirely a free
will offering, and in no sense a charge
for attending games. Bleachers have
been built, and various other expenses
incurred from time to time, toward the
payment of which the money given by
onlookers has been applied.
A baseball league of all the churches
of the city is in process of -formation.
These teams will use an indoor baseball
out of doors, and their present plans
call for one game per week. One of
the requirements is that all players
in this league be men over 25 years old,
and much interest has been aroused.
A league of Sunday Schools of the
city has also been formed, which will
include only players under 16. Games
will be played between, 4 and 6 in the
All the various leagues are being
sponsored by the community Y. M. C.
A., which is largely responsible for
the success of the baseball season thus
HOOK AND LINE BOYS
HAD BETTER GET BUSY
Fisheries Board Will Hear Fishermen's
Appeal. to Open Upper Pasquo-
tank River, To-night
Having failed in their effort to get
the recent General Assembly to repeal
the law prohibiting the fishing of fike
nets in the Pasquotank River above
Elizabeth City, fishermen will go before
the Fisheries Commission Board and
ask that body to give them the permis
sion which is denied by the General
The Fisheries Commission Board will
make a tour of the principal fishing
points this week, having left Morehead
City Tuesday morning. They will ar
rive at Hertford this evening, Friday,
May 23, arriving at Hertford about
7:30 P. M. Thos Owens of Elizabeth
City and possibly others, will appear
before the Board at Hertford to-night
and ask them to open the prohibited
waters of the Pasquotank to the com
Hon. Ed. Chambers Smith, Chairman
. of the Board has apprised this news-
paperof the1 proposed hearing and sug
gests that hook and line fishermen or
others opposed to commercial fishing
in the upper Pasquotank should be
I represented at the hearing at Hertford
to-night. Hook and line fishermen are
bitterly opposed to nets in the upper
Pasquotank river and have had their
way about eight years. They probably
will be heard from at Hertford to-night.
THE FORK SCHOOL HAS
THREE PRIZE ESSAYISTS
Pupils in This School Carry Off Three
of Four Prizes Awarded
The First & Citizens National Bank
of . this city recently offered $25 in
prizes to public school students in
Pasquotank'county, for the best essays
on "The Advantages of the Consolidated
Township School. - ,
The contest has closed and the prizes
have been awarded as follows:
Miss Nellie M. Davis, Sound Neck
School, Weeksville, N. C, first prize,
Miss Margaret I. Harrell, Fork
School, Elizabeth City, R. F. ,D., second
Miss Helen Morgan, Fork School,
third prize, $5.00.
Miss Efne Morgan, Fork School
fourth prize, $2.50.
Cashier Gaither of the First & Citi
zens National Bank has given the prize
essays to this newspaper and they will
be published from week to week in the
order of their merit. Miss Davis es
soy is published this, week.
Patrons of the Norfolk Southern R.
R. found this startling admission on
the bulletin board at the depot in this
city the other day: "Train No. 2, 45
minutes late as usual."
Mrs. Delia Dixon-Carroll of Raleigh
is in charge of the State campaign of
the American Women's Hospitals,
North- Carolina's quota of which is $1,
000. The organization is asking for
$250,000 with which to carry on hospi
tal work In Serbia and the FarEast '
The American Cotton Association
now in session at New Orleans has
given its unqualified endorsement to
the new North Carolina warehouse law.
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comfort and preservation
of the eyesight, but proper
style is never overlooked.
The large, generous,,
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mounting is made to suit
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in one respect theyare
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Is Your Table Drink
I A Real Part of the Heal ? I
There's no food value in coffee or tea.
They are only accompaniments to the
1 f OSTUM CEREAL
MRS. ALICE FEARING
Mrs. Alice Fearing died Monday
morning at the home, of her daughter,
Mrs. G. R. Barrow of this city. She
was 76 years old, and appeared to be in
good health the preceding Sunday night
attending church and entering wii en
thusiasm into the Centenary campaign
of the First Methodist church, of which
she was a member all her life.
Mrs. Fearing was a widow of the late
Henry Martin Fearing. She is sur
vived by one daughter, Mrs. G. R. Bar
row of this city, by a sister, Mrs. Isaiah
Fearing of "Washington, D. C, and a
brother, Walter Grandy of Norfolk, Va.
She will long be remembered for her
devotion and tireless energy in behalf of
her church, and those who knew Mrs.
Fearing in her younger days pay an ad
miring tribute to her wonderfully melo
dious singing voice, which was noted
far and wide for its sweetness and
range of expression.
The passing of this devout Christian
woman brings grief to the entire com
munity. The burial services were con
ducted by her pastor, Rev. J. M. Or
mond, at the home on Lawrence Street
Tuesday afternoon at b o ciock.
FORK SCHOOL FINALS
Closing exercises were held at Fork
School, Pasquotank County on the night
of May 15. A varied pragram of drills
and musical numbers was followed by
a two-act comedy, "Cabbage Hill
School", and at the close of the program
a short talk was made by County Sup
erintendent Vann. Neary $50 worth of
ice cream was sold, and the proceeds
dded to the private funds of the school.
A large crowd was present.
The following pupils of the school
are on the Honor Roll for the final
month ending May 16.
First Grade: Lettice Fritchard, Wil
ma Davis, Shelby ' Cooper, Weldon Mil
ler. Second Grade: Virginfa Jennings,
Doris Morgan, Nellie Sample, Hilda
Pritchard, Mildred Ives, Amy Davis,
Harris Cooper, Shelton Morgan, Martin
Pritchard, Lessie Pritchard, Helen
Third Grade: Nancy Harrell, Ludeen
a Jennings, Marguerite Morgan, Sarah
Pritchard, Lovie Pritchard, Elizabeth
Fourth Grade: Seth Morgan,. Aleeth
Fifth Grade: Victor Morgan,' Lessie
Sixth Grade: Lillian Pritchard.
Ninth Grade: Ef fie Morgan.
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
Having qualified as administratrix
iv, iota tat TT Armstrong I hereby
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give notice to all persons indebted to
his estate to come iurwmu o.uu
immediate settlement, ana tnose uuiu
ing claims against the same to pres
ent them for payment withdn twelve
months from the date of this notice,
or it will be pleaded in bar of their
May .20th, 1919-r6t.
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Why do hundreds of thousands of
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' The better health from a 10 days' trial
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