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rY. JULY 18, 1919. v
THE INDEPENDENT. ELIZABETH CITY, N. C.
PAG 12 TIIIHZ
Old Hill "
Freeman Tilden's unique character; is
out in North Dakota, looking into this
Non-Partisan League business for
And he is writing letters to his friend,
John Hazeltine, back East, telling
what he thinks of Townley and State
ownership and the whole-remarkable
movement. The first of his letters is
in the issue dated July 19 with which
I will start your subscription if you
will order today ! f
This same issue is the big
Number," and whether
you have a tractor now
or are just thinking about
one for the future, you'll
be interested in the ar
ticles telling how other
farmers are solving their
labor problems by the use
of gasoline power to sup
plement horse power.
Anyway you look at it;
The Country -Gentleman
is a big buy for
your money. When you
think of a whole year for
a dollar- fifty-two big is
sues at less thaji two old
copper cents apiece
seems as if YOU couldn't
fail to obtain what so
hereabouts find helpful!
Only 1 Dollar for 52 Issues
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Phone 492 Elizabeth City, N. C.
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you have farms or city property for sale, write us. We will
subdivide and sell your property ai auuhujn quickly and
profitably for you.
Farm Lands Our Specialty Territory Unlimited
Ninety-Seven Thousand Six Hundred and Eighty-Eight acres of Farm
Land amounting to over FIFE MILLION DOLLARS sold in
1918. Write for booJdet or endorsements and infor
mation about our auction methods.
ATLANTIC COAST REALTY COMPANY
The name that justifies your confidence"
Offices: PETERSBURG, VA. and GREENVILLE, N. C
Reference; Any bank in Petersburg, Va. cr GreenvHIe, N. C
North Carolina State College of Agriculture and Engineering
' WEST RALEIGH
A Land Grant College founded under an act of Congress by the State
Legislature of North Carolina in March, 1887. Splendidly equipped for
the education of the sons of the State in the technical and industrial arts.
Four year courses in Agriculture, in Agricultural Chemistry, and in
Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Chemical and Textile Engineering. New
departments in Agricultural Engineering and Highway Engineering.
Numerous short courses.
Unit of Reserve Officers Training Corps. Seniors and Juniors receive
pay amounting to $118 annually. All students receive free uniforms
amounting in four years to $164.
Strong athletic teams.
$40,000 Y. M. C. A. building. Regular paid secretary.
Two hundred and forty free scholarships.
Repuirement for admission: eleven units practically equivalent to
the completion of tenth grade work.
Board $16.00 per month. Tuition $45.00 per year. Room rent, heat
and light $30.00 per year.
Enrollment last session 1,020, exclusive of all summer students.
Fall term begins September 3.
For catalogue, illustrated circular or entrance blanks, write
E. B. OWEN, Registrar
V. T. CULPEPPER
L. B. CULPEPPER
What Do You Know
About Hardware ? 1
In. this day of camouflaged merchandise and inflated
prices only an expert can tell real values except by actual
test. You have to rely upon the honesty and integrity
of the dealer as never before. We can not afford to sell
you anything but honest hardware, because we are es
tablishing a business and must have your confidence.
Try us. .
Culpepper H(Jw. Co.
17 Xd. Water Street
Elizabeth City, N. C.
(L C. STATE NEWS
A Digest of Everything Worth
N Knowing About Old North
State Folks and Things 1
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Franklinton has roted in favor ef a
bond issue for the construction of a
modern municipal water plant, which
will be owned and operated by the city
Mr. and Mrs. David Aman of Onslow
county have recently celebrated their
60th wedding anniversary. Mr. Aman
is a Confederate veteran, having served
during the whole four years under Lee
With five terms of enlistment to his
credit, the first beginning in 1904, Jos
eph M. Docker of Hot Springs has re
cently begun' his sixth term of service
in the United States Army. Joseph
likes the army.'
Following the recent examinations of
the v North Carolina , Medical Board, 82
physicians, including 23 reciprocity ap
plicants have been licensed to practice
their profession in the State. Only &
applicants have failed to pass the ex
aminations. Over $300,000 has been raised in a
special campaign for additional endow
ment for El on College, according to
recent reports. The campaign closed
officially June 30, but belated subscrip
tions have brought the total well over
the goal set.
Hyman ward, former policeman of
Goldsboro, was blown from a scaffold
Monday afternoon, in a severe wind
storm, and sustained a broken arm,
three broken ribs and a severe cut
over the eye. Hyman says even the
weather has it in for the cops.
President Wilson has killed the daylight-saving
repeal law by failing to
sign the agricultural bill of which it
was a rider. Advocates of sun-time
hope, however, to pass it over the
President's veto by gaining a two
thirds vote of the House. t
Two ordinary galvanized wash tubs,
welded together in the form of a large
kettle were converted into a good illi
cit still by some unknown blockader in
Wake county. When found by reve
nue officers it was in the furnace and
showed (signs of having been used the
Len Smith, colored, of Wake county,
has recently celebrated his 106th
birthday. He has 8 children, 42 grand
children, 67 great grandchildren, and
1 great great grandchild. Smith owns
more than 400 acres of land, and has
made a crop every year since he gain
ed freedom except this one. .
Col. Albert L. Cox. who commanded
a regiment in the 30th Division, and
who has been mentioned as a probable
candidate for the governorship in the
next election, has positively announced
that he will not run for the office ir
1920. This now leaves the field tc
Morrison, Page and Gardner.
Three negroes were burned to death
and one hurt in a collision between the
automobile in which they were riding
and a Seaboard engine near Cary, on
Sunday. The gas tank of the car ex
ploded immediately after the impact of
the powerful locomotive, bringing
swift and horrible death to the occu
pants of the car.
By means of a burglar alarm which
he had rigged up in his store and con
nected to a bell in his home, Marvin
Mangum, small storekeeper of Lake
wood Park near Durham, recently nab
bed a colored youth in the act of steal
ing goods. The negro was tried and
bound over to the Superior Court on
The first property valuation report
to reach the State Tax Commission
under the 1919 revaluation law is from
White Oak Township, Carteret County,
and shows an increase in the value
of taxable property of 334 per cent. The
Tax Commission is highly pratified at
this evidence of compliance with the
spirit and purpose of the revaluation
act in Carteret county.
As a part of the social entertainment
to be provided visitors to the Farmers
and Farm Women's Convention to, be
held at the State College of Agricul
ture on August 27, 28 and 29, some of
the county men and women agents, to
gether with other extension specialists
will endeavor to present a rural drama
"Kindling the Hearth Fire" by Estelle
Cook of the University of Minnesota
The Merchants' Mutual Fire Insur
ance company of North Carolina has
been organized by the North Carolina
Merchants' Association for the benefit
of its members. No policies will be
issued outside of the State, and none
to persons who are not members of the
Merchants' Association. A guaranty
fund of $25,000 has been deposited with
the State Insurance Department. The
company already has pledges of insur
ance to the amount of 346,000.
Ammie A. Cumber of Wilmington,
victim of a ferocious knife attack by
Horace Gorman, has died from the ef
fects of his wounds. The man was
disemboweled, his collar bone cut
through, two ribs severed and punc
tures made in his lungs. The fight is
alleged to have had its cause in at
tentions paid Cumber's wife by Gor
man, who denies that he ever made her
any advance. Gorman is being held on
a charge of murder.
The tobacco markets of Robeson
county opened Tuesday, July 15, with
excellent prospects for a particularly
good tobacco season. Robeson has long
been known as a leading tobacco coun
ty, ,and the acreage has been much in
creased this year. Seven hundred new
tobacco barns have been built in the
county this year. As indicative of the
prosperity of Robeson, 13 of , the 25
townships of the county have already
voted issues of road bonds to the
amount of $750,000. i
Changed from a charming and at
tractive young girl into a mental
mental wreck and a hopeless invalid.
as the result of a collision between a
street car, and the automobile in which
she was riding,- Miss Ada .Tyler, of
Raleigh through her father John P.
Tyler, has brought suit for. $109,000
damages agaJnstV the,rQaxouna, Light
and - Power Company, owners of the
Raleigh traction lines. This Is the
largest amount ever asked for in an
action in the Wake county courts.
Not wishing to be a party to the
sudden and untimely departure of any
of the State's citizenship, Chairman
Frank Page of the State Highway
Commission has declined to accept'for
road .blasting purposes any part of
the nine million tons of T.N.T. which
is among the remnants of war in the
Government ordnance department,', T.
N. T. is one of the most powerful and
dangerous explosives known, and on
account of its content of nitro-glycerine
is banned by the State law from
use for- blasting purposes.
The State Highway Commission ex
pects soon to have 175 big Nash quad
trucks for distribution among the vari
ous counties engaged in better roads,
projects. The trucks are being fur
nished by the Department of Agricul
ture, to which they were given by- the
War Department. It is probable that
they will be awarded on the basis of
one truck to every 25 miles of roads
under construction. 45 of these trucks
have already been received, and will be
immediately distributed among the
counties whose present need for trucks
Marcus M. Smith, 50 years bid, well
known in Raleigh as a blockade preach
er and proprietor of a "Home for the
Poor, working girls especially," has
been arrested on indictments charging
vagrancy, aiding and abetting prostitu
tion, and maintaining a house for im
moral purposes. Smith's advertise
ments portray him as a philanthropist
and friend of the "poor girl." He also
deals extensively in second-hand books.
His arrest followed a night's stay in the
"Home for the Poor," by a female op
erative of the Raleigh vice bureau, who
afterward asserted that Smith tried to
kiss her, and told stories of various
other girls who had lodged there,
stressing the safety of the place as far
as the law was concerned.
As the culmination of a long factional
fight in Warren county over school af
fairs, there are now two boards of edu
cation there, each claiming to be the
rightfully appointed board. It seems
that the fight is centered around
Howard F. Jones, former superintend
ent of schools who claims still to be
legally in office and E. P. Dixon, recent
ly appointed superintendent by two
members of the board of education who
were appointed to the board by the
General Assembly. Members - of the
"old" board favoring Jones are hold
ing the books, records and seals,' which
they refuse to turn over to the "new"
board, by whom Dixon was appointed.
A recent decision of the State Super
intendent confirming the appointment
of Dixon seems to dispose of the af
fair as far as the Jones faction is concerned.
What You Make It. i
"After ail," fi man writes, "life is
merly the act of jroin? to one's grave."
Not mutii in that; it is hardly worth
printing. Life is long and full of in
terest, opportunity -tnd pleasure.' Life
is abused unjustly and untruthfully.
E. W. Hope's Monthly.
Ail He Wanted.
There was a plate of cake on the
table and Guy's grandmother asked
him which .piece he would have. 'Til
take any piece so long as it's a good
big one," was his unselfish reply.
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18 cents a package
Cow(s mra Bold everywhere in
scientifically seafecf package of 30
cigarettes; or ten packages (.300
cigarettes) in a glaaaine - paper
core red carton. We strongly rec
ommend this carton for the homo
or office supply or when you tra veL
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They Win You On Quality!
Your enjoyment of Camels will be very great
because their refreshing flavor and fragrance
and mellowness is so enticingly different. You
never tasted such a cigarette! Bite is elimi
nated and there is a cheerful absence of any
unpleasant cigaretty' after-taste or any un
pleasant cigaretty odor!
Camels are made of an expert blend of choice
Turkish and choice Domestic tobaccos and are
smooth and mild, but have that desirable full
body and certainly hand out satisfaction in
generous measure. You will prefer this Camel
blend to either kind of tobacco smoked straight!
Give Camels the stiffest tryout, then
compare them with any cigarette in -the
world at any price for quality,
flavor, satisfaction. No matter
how liberally you smoke
Camels they will not tire
R. J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO CO.
Wins ton-Salem, N. C
When we repair glasses
of our own make we look
up the original prescription.
By our system, this is but
a minute's work.
If we did not make the
glasses, we carefully meas
ure the broken lens, and
are then able to make an
And we're prompt. Hav
ing the most complete Op
tical Workshop in the
South Atlantic states, a lens
that we can not replace in
a few hours is the exception
rather than the rule.
Let us have your eyeglass
I am the shank of civilization;
the shaft of religion, the support
of society, the scaffold of busi
ness, the staff of government.
I am as great as love, greater
than patroitism touching to the
very quick of the heart, and ex
ercising an influence that no op
posing force can daunt. I dig
trenches, man fleets, fiy' aero
planes, speed tanks, baffle the
fumes of gas, battle liquid fire:
bathe the brow of pain, and with
cross and tears mark the graves
of the dead.
I am virtue, might and success.
No man is. so old, and weak that,
he cannot answer my " call-r-f or
I am the J. nerve, the sinew. and
the marrow; the spirit, the soul
and the goal of every human be
ing who strives.
I am the aim of .capital and the
hand of labor, and but for me
the arteries of commerce would
harden and industry would per
ish of stagnation.
I am thought and action cry
stallized into a cut and polished
diamond whose facets flash out
radiant Tights that brighten the
- darkest corners of the world.
I labor for others.
I am SERVICE.
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(Opposite Monticello Hotel)
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YOU MAY BELIEVE THIS OR
YOU MAY CALL IT A JOKE
Miles Jennings says it's funny what
a rushing business the doctors have
been i doing since Elizabeth City's
Fourth of July celebration.
One naturally expected Elizabeth
City's pioneer humorist to explain that
a lot of people got sick eating ice cream
and drinking pop. But, Mr. Jennings
says that isn't it at all; he says the
.doctors have been kept busy treating
sunburned tonsils. He says hundreds
of people got their tonsils sunburned
watching the airplane nights.
A $125,000 BULL ,
Henry Ford, manufacturer of the
famous Tin Lizzie, bought a prize bul!
the other day for which he paid the
magnificent sum of $125,000. The bull
is a two year old Guernsey. Mr. Ford 1
will use his bullship to improve live
stock in his section of Michigan.
r THE UNIVERSAL CAR
No Bogus ForJ
Look out when having your Ford Car repair
ed that the genuine Ford parts or materials
are used. There are many "bogus", imitation,
or counterfeit, so-called Ford parts of sadly in
ferior quality on the market. Be warned
against them. Buy Ford parts and have your
Ford car repaired by the authorized Ford dealer
as this is the only way to guard against "bogus"
parts. Bring your car to us for service. Come
to us fori Ford parts. Ours is an authorized
AUTO & GAS ENGINE WORKS S
Water Street Elizabeth City, N. C.
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Thanks to Unqle Sam and his efficient parcel post sys
tem, distance places no limits on the service of our dry
cleaning and dyeing institution. All work carefully boxed
so that the garment arrives fresh and immaculate.
We Prepay All Return Transportation Charges
Cleaners and Dyers Bluest and Best in the South
, PETERSBURG Virginia LYNCHBURG
In The Country?
Let our experienced force launder your Palm Beach
or Kool Kloth Suit. They know how. -
If you live out of town send it by parcel post and we
will return it looking fresh and new.
AGENTS WANTED AT ALL POINTS
Albemarle Steam Laundry
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ELIZABETH CITY, N. C.
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