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AND THE POSTMAN
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cleaning and dyeing institution. -All work carefully boxed:
so that the garment arrives fresh and immaculate.
We Prepay All Return Transportation Charges
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MAIL ORDER DEPT.
ELIZABETH CITY, N. C.
THE STOCK LAW
BY RALPH POOL
The folks who wish a No Fance Law, and those who,
still do not, on August fifth may cast their votes to change
the law we've got, or else retain that mossback law to
make us feel at home, as up and down our county roads
we watch the piglets roam. Paved roads are now a cer
tainty, and soon will be laid down, as good as one will
likely find in any sort of town, and if these roads are to
be kept in shape, with proper drains, no hog may wallow
in each ditch between the heavy rains. The gentle, un
complaining pig will root for half a day, down in the ditch
that he may make a gooey place to lay: To spoil the
drainage of the road is not his loftyaim; regardless , of :
his plan the ditch is ruined just the same.
Then, too, the spread of stock disease is helped by
present laws; the yearly toll of cholera deaths alone
should give us pause. With open range the cattle tick
is free to spread at will among the milkers- and the
beeves, to stunt and maim and km. With stock at large
in Pasquotank each auto takes a chance of slaughtering
the pig or goat that on the road doth prance. For better
roads and better stock and better peace of mind, the.
Stock Law should in truth be passed, lest we should lag
ALL CHILDREN 8 TO 14
MUSTO GO TO SCHOOL
New Compulsory Education Act Pro
vides for Enforcement Of
In behalf of the Board of Education
of Tyrrell County and to enable its
readers generally to familiarize them
selves with the Compulsory Education
Act passed by the General Assembly
of 1919, THE INDEPENDENT pub
lishes herewith the complete enact
ment. All parents of children of school
age and all employers of child labor
should read and understand the pro
visions of this act. Here it is:
An Act to Provide for the Compulsory
Attendance Upon Public Schools of
Children Between terrain ge
to Regulate and Restrict the Empioy
Ment of Children and to Provide for
the Enforcement of the Provisions ef
This Act and of Chapter 83, Public
Laws' of 1913, and Chapter 857, Public
Laws of 1909.
The General Assembly oi North Caro
lina do enact:
Section 1. Every parent, guardian
or other person in the State of North
Carolina having charge or control of
a viiri hotwppn -fhA asrpjt of eierht and
fourteen years shall cause such child
lo aiiena scnuvi utuimiuuuoijr iiu
period equal to the time which the
public school in the district in which
tio rTiiiri resides shall be in session.
The principal, superintendent, or teach-
er who is in cnarge or sucn scnooi snaii
have the right to excuse the child from
temporary attendance on account oi
ciWnooa nr fliatanfp nf residence from
the school, or other unavoidable cause
which does not constitute truancy as
defined by the state uoara or jc;au-
cation. " '
Sec. 2. Any parent, guardian, or
other person referred to in section one
of this act, violating the provisions of
the aforesaid section, shall be guilty of
a misdemeanor, and upon conviction
shall be liable to a fine of not less than
five dollars ($5.) nor more than twenty
five dollars ($25) and upon failure or
refusal to pay such fine the said par
ent, guardian or other person shall be
imprisoned not exceeding thirty days
in the county jail.
Sec. 2a. It shall be the duty of the
State Board of Education to formulate
such rules and regulations as may be
necessary for the proper enforcement
of the provisions of this act. Said
board shall prescribe what shall con
stitute truancy, what causes may con
stitute legitimate excuses for tempor
ary nonattendance due to physical or
mental inability to attend and under
what circumstances teachers, princi
pals or superintendents may excuse
pupils for nonattendance due to im
mediate demands of the farm or the
home in certain seasons of the year
in the several sections of the State. It
shall be the duty of all school officials
to carry out such instructions from the
State Board of Education, and any
school official failing to carry out such
instructions shall be guilty of a mis
demeanor: Provided, that section one
of this act shall not be in force in any
city or county that has a higher com
pulsory attendance law now in force
than that provided herein; but in any
such case it shall be the duty of the
State Board of Education to investi
gate the same and decide that any such
law how in force has a higher compul
sory attendance feature than that pro
vided by this act; Provided, that wher
ever any district is without adequate
building or buildings for the proper
enforcement of this act the county
boards of education may be allowed
not more than two years from July
first, one thousand nine hundred and
nineteen, to make full and ample pro
visions in every district.
Sec. ,3. The county superintendent
of public welfare or chief school at-'
tendance officer or truant officer pro
vided for by law shall investigate and
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For Growers of Scuppernong Grapes
AWAY has been found to produce Virginia Dare
Wine in a NON-ALCOHOLIC form, which violates
no law of state or nation.
The popularity of this old fashioned drink in a new
fashioned way is already assured.
We will need more Scuppernongs than ever before so
take care of your vines. Fertilize and cultivate. The
prices will be most profitable to the growers.
you, know a
cut this put and
send it to him.'
"We are building a hew 250,000 gallon Press House at Aberdeen."
GARRETT & COMPANY
. Bush Terminal Building No. 10
BROOKLYN, N. Y.
prosecute all violations of the provi
sions of section one of this act.
Sec. 4. The State Superintendent of
Public Instruction shall prepare such
rules of procedure and furnish such
blanks for teachers and other school of
ficials as may be necessary for report
ing each case of truancy or lack of at
tendance . to the chief attendance offi
cer referred to in section three hereof.
Such rules shall provide, among other
things, for a notification in writing to
the person responsible for the nonat
tendance of any child, that the case i
to be reported to the chief attendance
officer of the county unless the law is
immediately complied with. County
boards of education and governing
bodies of city schools shall have the
right to appoint town or district at
tendance officers when deemed by them
necessary, to assist in carrying out the
provisions of sections one, two and
three, and four of this act, and the
rules and instructions which may be
promulgated by the State Superintend
ent of Public Instruction. But in every
case in which It becomes necessary to
prosecute for nonattendance the case
shall be referred to the chief attend
ance officer of the county for further
action: Provided, that in towns or
cities having special attendance offi
cers paid out of town or city funds
said officers shall have full authority
to prosecute for violations of this act.
Sec. 6. No child under the age of
fourteen years shall be employed, or
permitted to work, in or about or in
connection with any mill, factory, can
nery, workshop, manufacturing estab
lishment, laundry, bakery, mercantile
establishment, office, hotel, restaurant:
barber shop, bootblack stand, public
stable, garage, place of amusement
brick yard, lumber yard, or any mes
senger or delivery service, except in
cases and under regulations prescribed
by the commission hereinafter created:
Provided, the employment in this sec
tion enumerated shall not be construed
to include bona fide boys' and girls'
canning clubs recognized by the. Agri
cultural Department of this State; and
such canning clubs are hereby express
ly exempted from the provisions of this
Sec. 5a. It shall be the duty of the
county boards of education of each
county in the State of North Carolina
to cause this act to be published in
full in some newspaper published in the
county if there be one, and if there
be none, then in circular form and dis
tributed over the county at least four
weeks prior to the opening of the
schools after the first day of July, one
thousand nine hundred and nineteen.
Sec. 6. No person under sixteen
years of age shall be employed, or per
mitted to work, at night in any of the
places or occupations referred to in
section five of this act, between the
hours of nine p. m. and six a. m. and
no person under sixteen yars of age
shall be employed or permitted to
work in or about or in connection with
any quarry or mine.
Sec 7. That the State Superintend
ent of Public Instruction, the Secretary
of the State Board of Health, and the
Commissioner of Public Welfare of the
State of North Carolina are hereby
constituted the State Child Welfare
Commission, and they shall serve with
out additional compensation. It shall
be the duty of this commission to make
and formulate such rules and regula
tions for enforcing and carrying out
the provisions of this act, and of chap
ter eighty-three of the Public Laws
of one thousand nine hundred and thir
teen, and chapter eight hundred and
fifty-seven of the Public Laws of one
thousand nine hundred and nine, as in
its judgment it shall deem necesary.
SeC. 8. That fn- tho niimncd rvt
curing the proper enforcement of the
provisions Of sections . fiv Qnrl
seven of this act, and of chapter eighty -
Lnree oi tne utlic Laws of one thous
and nine hundred and thirteen, chapter
eight hundred and fifty-seven of the
Public Laws of one thousand nine
hundred and nine, the said commission
or its duly authorized agents, shall
have authority to enter and inspect, at
any time, mines, quarries, mills, fac
tories, canneries, workshops, manufac
turing establishments, laundries, bak
eries, mercantile establishments, offl
ZV?eB' restaurants, barber shops,
boot black stands, public stables, gar-
ses, places Of nninsitnumt
yards, lumber yards, and other places
of employment, and it shall be unlaw
; r any person- Arm, or corporation
to refuse permission to enter, obstruct,
or prevent any duly authorized agent
of said commission in his effort to make
the inspection herein provided for.
Sec. 9. The said commission shall
have authority to appoint and employ
such agents for the purpose of enforc
ing the provisions of section five, six
seven and eight of this act as may be
round to be necessary, and they may
use the county superintendent of pub
lic wlef are or chief school attendance
officer or truant officer of the several
counties for the purpose' of carrying
out the provisions of sections five, six,
seven and eight of this act, and they
may use the agents specially designated
for carrying out the provisions of five,
six, seven and eight of this act, to aid
in carryiner out nrnvtcinni,
I turns one, two, three, and four of this
wi, regard to school attendance.
Sec. 10. That If the employer of any
Person under sixteen years of age shall,
at the time f such employment in
good faith procure, rely upon, and keep
on file a certificate issued in such form
and under such conditions and by such
persons as the said commission herein
provided for shall prescribe, showing
that the person is of legal age for such
employment, such certificate shall be
prima, facie evidence of the age of the
person and the good faith of the em
ployer. No person shall knowingly make
a false statement or present false evi
dence in or in -relation to any such,
certificate or ' application therefor, or
cause any false statement to be made
which may result in the issuacne of an
improper certificate of employment. .
Sec. 11. The State Treasurer shall
honor all warrants for necessary ex
penses incurred by said commission as
aforesaid, for meeting the nalaiirp aa4
$! iillP! 5 it
PLAY the smokegame with a jimmy
pipe if you're hankering for a hancj-
, out for what ails your smokeappetite!
For, with Prince Albert, you've got a new listen on the pipe question
that cuts you loose from old stung tongue and dry throat worries!
Made by our exclusive patented process, Prince Albert is scotfree
from bite and parch and hands you about the biggest lot of smokefun
that ever was scheduled in your direction!
Prince Albert is a pippin of a pipe-pal; rolled into a cigarette it
beats the band ! Get the slant that P. A, is simply everything any
man eVer longed for in tobacco! You. never will be willing to
figure up the sport you've slipped-on once you get that Prince
Albert quality flavor and quality satisfaction into your smokesystem!
YouH talk kind words every time you get on the firing line!
Toppy red bag; tidy red tint, handsome pound and half-pound tin hami
dorm and that clasty, practical pound crystal glass humidor with
sponge moistsner top that keeps the- tobacco in each perfect condition,
R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, Winston-Salem, N. C
expenses of any agents employed by
said commission in the enforcement of
this act, and the necessary expenses
Incurred by said commission in carry'
ing out the provisions of this act out
of the funds not otherwise appropriat
ed, such warrants to be drawn upon
the State Auditor by the Commission
hereby created, or its duly authorized
agent: Provided, that said expenses so
incurred shall not exceed the sum OI
six thousand dollars per annum.
Sec. 12. That any person, firm, or
corporation violating any of the pro
visions of section five, six, seven, eight
nine, and ten of this act, or of the
provisions of chapter eighty-three of
the Public Laws of one thousand nine
hundred and thirteen, or of chapter
eight hundred and fifty-seven of the
Public Laws of one thousand nine
hundred and nine, shall be guilty of a
misdemeanor, and punished by fine or
imprisonment, or both, within the dis
cretion of the court.
Sec. 13. That all laws and parts of
laws in conflict with this act are hereby
Sec. 14. That this act shall be in
force from and after the first day of
July, one thousand nine hundred and
Ratified this the 10th day of March,
A. D. 1919.
BACK FROM WAR, RESUMES
PRACTICE IN ELIZABETH CITY
Dr. Wm. Parker, who was gaining a
favorable reputation as a dentist in
this city about the time of America's
entry into the world war, gave up his
practice at that time and enlisted in
the service. He has recently received
his discharge and has resumed the
practice of dentistry in this city, tak
ing a full suite of offices on the third
floor of the Hinton Building. Dr. Parker
has fitted up these offices with modern
dental appliances and fittings, all new
ly purchased since he sold out his ori
ginal equipment when he entered the
may prove more injur
ious than wearing none.
Glasses to be right
should be made for your
eyes and yours alone.
4 KODAK STOKES 4
Norfolk and Richmond
THE UNIVERSAL CAR
The Ford truck is just another arm and
hand to the business man, adding: through
its manifold usefulness to the possible, vol
ume of his business, and at the same time
doubling the value of
every hour. In so many
ways its all round utility
serves the urgent de
mands of business big
and little the retailer
and wholesaler, the manufacturer and con
sumer, the contractor and farmer. Every
where where business exists there is a pres
ent want for Ford trucks. Consider the
price $550, without body, f. o. b. Detroit.
Let's talk it over with you.
AUTO & GAS ENGINE WORKS
Elizabeth City, N. C.
W. T. Culpepper
L. B. Culpepper
In either case you require good 'tools, good hardware,
good paints, good varnishes. . We don't sell any other
kind because we are striving to win your permanent
Culpepper Hardware Co.
17 N. Water. St.
Elizabeth City, N. C.
or mice, after you use RAT-SNAP.
It's a sure rodent killer. Try a Pkg.
and prove it. Rats killed with RAT
SNAP leave no smell. Cats or dogs
won't touch it. Guaranteed.
25c size (1 cake) enough for Fan
try Kitchen or Cellar.
50c size (2 cakes) for Chicken house,
coops, or. small buildings.
$1.00 size (5 cakes) enough for all
farm and out-biuldings, storage build
ings, or factory buildings. "
- Sold and Guaranteed by CITY DRUG
STORE, P. M. JONES CO, and G.
W. TWEDDY. ' u Jy25-4t.
you have ' farms or city property for, sale, write us. We will
subdivide and sell your property AT AUCTION quickly and
profitably for you. :
Fam Lands Our Specialty Territory Unlimited
Ninety-Seven Thousand Sue Hundred and Eighty-Eight acres of Farm
Land amounting to ova FIFE MILLION DOLLARS sold in
4.7J.0V . vv nte . lor doojuct or endorsements ana uuvi-
manon about our auction methods.
ATLANTIC COAST REALTY COMY
7 "THE NAME THAT JUSTIFIES TOUR COHFIDEMCt"
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