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FRIDAY, JULY 18,
THE INDEPENDENT, ELIZABETH CITY, N. C
The John H. Sawyer Proper
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j each lot running from the Main Road to Creek, giving wharfage space to each lot. These lots will
be Sold to the highest bidder or bidders for cash or on easy terms, public auction. (
I Included in this sale is one cotton gin and one of the best ginning stands in the county. Gin equipped with three 70 saw
gins one press, fan, brand ne,v brush, engine, boiler, shafting, pulleys, platform scales, etc.
1 This is the best business property in the county outside of Elizabeth City! The new hard surfaced roads from Elizabeth City
1 to Weeksville will double present values of these lots. For further information, plat, etc., see
m 210 Kramer Building
Elizabeth City, N. C. 1
This is Clean-up Week in Elizabeth City
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CORBETT & DOZIER
We are now open and doing business on the corner of
Water and Fearing streets, in front of the Advance office,
and right across the street from Spence & Hollowell Co.
We have a full line of new and clean staple and -fancy-groceries.
Our prices are marked in plain figures, one
price to all.
We buy and sell country produce. .We cany new fresh
country eggs. Poultry and eggs a specialty. To the
City Folks we are as near you as your telephone. Your
phone and our delivery will connect our supply with your
trade. We offer good goods and prompt service combined
with honest dealings.
We expect to have more of that good honey in a few
days like that we sold last week.
J. E. CORBETT and W. D. DOZIER
Firm Name of
CORBETT & DOZIER
No. 18 South Water St.
2oT Pune St. Norfolk, Vy.
Ovick SeRvicc- -Send for Price List
NOW LOCATED AT No. 217 GRANBY ST.
U.S. ENGINEER HERE TO
SEE NEWBEGUN CREEK
Will Report Upon Advisability of Cut
ting Channel Thru Sand
Major W. H. Holcomb, of the United
States Army Engineering Corps, is here
this week to determine for the govern
ment the advisability and practicability
of cutting a channel across the sand
bar at the mouth of Newbegun creek,
in lower Pasquotank. This creek fur
nishes the means for transportation
by. water of the various products of one
of Pasquotank's richest and most pros
perous agricultural sections.
Although Itfewbegun creek itself is
sufficiently deep to accommodate any
vessels likely to be used for the freight
and passenger transportation of its ad
jacent territory, the navigation of the
creek is greatly hindered by the pres
ence of a sand bar extending directly
across its mouth. Even experienced
pilots find considerable difficulty in
navigating a boat across this bar, over
which the water is never more than
4 or 5 feet deep. Major Holcomb will
decide whether or not a permanent
channel can be cut through the bar,
and whether conditions justify the ex
penditure of the government money
necessary to put the project through.
REST OF FOREMAN HERD
MAY LIVfi IT THROUGH
U. S. Government Agent Offer" Ex
planation of Fever In "Tick
Immune" Texas Cattle
Dr. J. W. Selig, optometrist, has in
stalled a new automatic lens edging
machine in his office which enables him
to turn out optical work in very quick
order. He says this will prove quite
a convenience to his patrons desiring
quick optical service such as can only
be had in the larger , cities. ,
A secret government investigation of
the celebrated Mooney case in Cali
fornia made public yesterday, justifies
the charge of labor leaders that Mooney
was convicted upon framed up testi
mony at the instance of San Francisco
corporations and a crooked district at
FOR SALE: 1 year old Cow, fresh
in 2 weeks. A 5 or 6 gallon milker.
As pretty as your eye ever fell on.
No one to attend to her and must sell.
M. G. MORRISETTE, at M. G. Morris -eUe
& Co., Main and "Water Sts.
. ' The Zuyder Zee.
The Zuyder zee, or Southern sea, was
formerly a lake surrounded by marshes,
its present extent being the result of
floods in tbe thirteenth ' century. Its
area is alwut 2,000 square miles, and
the average depth from 10 to 19 feet
The -Hollanders have reclaimed a mil
lion acres from sea, lake and river
since the sixteenth century.
How. Busy Man Saves Time.
The busy business man ' no longer
need linger over such platitudes as
"yours of the 5th at hand," and "we
are glad, to he of service to you in the
matter."' -Instead he has his favorite
phrases numbered and filed In a small
desk catalogue, and dictates his let
ters largely by talking numbers to his
Albert Miller of the Bureau of Ani
mal Industry of the IT. S. Department
of Agriculture was in Elizabeth City
this week to investigate the condition
of the Foreman Bros, herd of Aberdeen
Angus cattle. These cattle, bought in
Texas last fall ind supposed to be
immune to ticks, 'developed the Texas
or Tick fever a few weeks ago and nine
of the herd died, as reported in this
newspaper last week. Mr. Miller
superintended the purchase of this
herd of cattle for the Foreman Bros,
and was alarmed at the report pub
lished in this newspaper last week.
Mr. Miller found the Foreman herd
progressing more favorably this week,
there having beerf no more deaths since
the report published last Friday. Mr.
Miller brought 2,364 head of Texas cat
tle into North Carolina last fall and
he says this is the first report he has
had of an outbreak of fever. He says
that immune cattle will some times
lose their immunity when kept away
from ticks for a period of four or more
months. The Foreman Bros, herd was
kept on the new jair grounds near the
city for several months last winter
and the fair grounds are free from
ticks. Mr. Miller thinks some of the
cattle might have lost their immunity
for this reason. His only other ex
planation is that some non-immune
cattle might havl gotten into the herd
in the Texas stock yards.
The Prince of . Wales will visit , the
United States next month as a guest
of the government.
Relic of Noah.
The Desert de Carlitte, in the Pyre
nees, close on 10,000 feet above the
sea, contains no fewer than 60 lakes of
varying sizes. These, according to lo
cal tradition, were left at the time
of the flood. When the water subsided,
it Is said, Noah and his family landed
on the Puy de Prigue, one of the high
eat peaks in the district.
The program at the Twentieth Cen
tury club was on Joan of Arc, her tor
tures and imprisonment. A small boy
had been allowed to accompany h
mother and had seemed much inter
ested in the program. On the way
home he saldv "Take me again,
mother. I like that Penitentiary club."
Cartoons Magazine. .
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Left Out, Somehow.
Margaret llfees Cecil's puppies and
alwaysr refers to them as her father
does, as a "litter of puppies." A day
or two ago another, playmate called
her In to see twin baby sisters. Mar
garet was thoughtful for a moment at
the dinner table - that day, and then,
turning reproachfully to her mother,
said : "We never have a litter of any
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MEN ARE HERE
Compiling New Record of
Who Pay Their Bilk
And Who Don't
The Merchants Mercantile Agency, of
Pittsburgh, Pa, which prepared a credit
rating guide for the merchants of this
city two years "ago, is at work on a
new and revised edition which prom
ises to be the most complete ever is
sued by this agency.
The Merchants Mercantile Agency is
working in the interest of the Merch
ants' Division of the Elizabeth City
Chamber of Commerce and has the
active support of practically every bus
iness house in the city doing a credit
Every merchant reports every cus
tomer on his books, telling whether he
is good pay, slow pay or no good. The
result of these reports are published
in the Credit Guide, a copy of which
goes to every merchant. A merchant
can turn to this guide and tell just
how John Smith or any one else pays
W. P. Henry and Paul E. Trueblood
have been at work here on the new
directory for the past two weeks and
are making splendid headway. Mr.
Henry will sohrtly visit Edenton,
Hertford and Columbia whree"he is
already . practically assured of the sup
port of the merchants of those towns.
Mr. Trueblood is at wbrk among the
merchants of ( Currituck this week.
The new credit rating gcide will give
the name of practically every man,
woman and child who has ever ob
tained credit from any store in five or
six northeastern North Carolina coun
ties, and indicating how every person
pays his bills.
A gentie tip to those who would like
to see their names rated favorably in
the directory is this: If you'owe any
merchant, pay your bill before he gets
out his report on you. , ,
The Word "Magnet."
The word "magnet" Is derived from
the name of the city of Mognesia, In
Asia Minor, - where the properties of
the loadstone are said to have been
A man, said Talmage, never, looks'
more dignified than when he takes a
spectacle case from his pocket, opens
it, unfolds a lens, sets it astride his
nose and looks you In theeye. . .
Mr. Vaughn, Farmer, Telia How He
Lost All Hi Prize Seed Corn
"Sometime ago I sent away for some
pedigreed seed corn. Put it In a gun
ney sack and hung it on a rope sus
pended from Toof . Rats got it all
how beats me, but they did because I
got 5 dead whoppers in the morning
after trying RAT-SNAP." Three sizes,
25c, 50c, $1.00. Sold and guaranteed by
CITY DRUG STORE, D. M. JONES
CO and G. TWIDDY. Jy25-4t.
Have Just received a big line of Fall Samples, in
eluding Men's, Ladies' and Children's High Shoes.
All of these Shoes are to be sold at wholesale prices.
Buy your Shoes now and save money, as the prices
are constantly advancing. Come! Look! Our
goods over and be convinced.
Sample Shoe Store
Prop. T. W. WILLIAMS & SON
Corner Poindexter and Burgess Sts., near old Depot
T. W. Williams, Jr.s Old Fruit Stand
Is Selling for Less
The lowest prices in Norfolk for genuine good furni
ture. Carpenter is out of the HIGH RENT district and
at the same time in the heartf of the Shopping Center.
Carpenter has always sold GOOD FURNITURE at in
viting prices and today can give greater VALUE than
eved on account of the unusual advantages of present
location. . , '
Before you buy a.ny furniture call and see the big
stocks at Carpenter's. -
LIBERTY BONDS ACCEPTED AT PAR
D. GARPfiNTiR COMPANY
4 A W. C. BANKS, Secretary-Treasurer
314-316 CITY HALL AVENUE, (NEAR BANK STREET)
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