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fPmAY, JPLY 25, 1919.
THE INDEPENDENT, ELIZABETH CITY, N. C..
"He put $50 in the Stock Market and took
$60 out Cleverl" "
But he put $50 in a Diamond, and. doubles hit
money. Nobody notices it. Why? Because,
there's no speculation in
His name is "Legion" Hi cleverness is.
Many thousands of diamonds that we have sold
to many thousands of our customers are pay
ing 10 per cent and more. . - . v..
How? By their absolute and consistent rise
in value! Of course that's not as exciting to
watch as rising stock market quotations, but
they pay in the same kind of dollars. '"
Then, too, you mustn't overlook the pleasure
derived from wearing a Diamond 'Then lend
one an air of affluence and prosperity that count
so much these days. It's a case of "save and
spend" at the same time.
SELIG'S will give you FULL VAULE in ex
change for Diamonds at any time.
"Your Jeweler Since 1882"
MAIN AND WATER STS.
CRESWELL BASE BALL
CLUB HAS WINNING TEAM
The Creswell Base Ball Club of 1919
has had the most successful year In the
history of base ' ball, at Creswell. Out
of eleven games' played, only three have
been lost. The season championship
games have been won from two teams,
Columbia and Robinson ville.. Columbia
having lost championship game by for
feit. ; We have four more " towns to
play off the tie game with. Have lost
no championship games yet, and the
outlook is very favorable now for Cres
well to hold the Eastern Carolina
Championship this year. 'We have had
splendid support from our town peo
ple, the appreciation of .which is shown
by ; our successes. Creswell realizes
how important it is to have good clean
sport for her boys, and young men,
and all have pulled' together for these
scores: . . i,.. ir. , . : .
May '28 rith Columbia, 9 and 11
June i0 :with Edenton, 2 and 4.
June 13 with Robinsonville, 6 and 7.
- June 17with Eden' on, 11 and 0, lost.
June 19 with Plymouth, 5 and 15.'
June 23 with Columbia, 10 and 3, lost.
July 1 with Robinsonville, 0 and 3,
Won championship game. '
July 3, with Everitt, 4 and 6.
July 8 with Belhaven, 3 and 8.
July 10 with Plymouth, 4 and 0, lost.
July 18 with Columbia. Creswell won
account f orf eited game which gives
Creswell season's championship game
- We shall be glad to play any other
towns, and arrangements for games can
be made by writing J. C. Gatlin, Mgr.
Creswell, N. C. Our club has been re
cently re -organized with Mr. R. T.
Hopkins Captain. adv, c.Jy.25-lt.
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C P. BARNES
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
President Says Welfare Work
Must be Maintained in Full
Strength for Men Overseas
URGES ALL UNITED WAR WORK CAMPAIGN PLEDGES PAID OR
WELFARE WORK WILL SUFFER NECESSARY FOR
SOUTH TO "SPEED UP". ITS PAYMENTS OR
Washington, D. C. The need for the payment of United War Work
Campaign subscriptions has become so acute because of the danger that
the work of the welfare organizations for our soldiers still in uniform
will be curtailed that a letter to Raymond B. Fosdick, chairman of the
Commission on Training Camp Activities, from President Wilson, has
been made public. This letter from President Wilson, better than any
other document, shows the great need for continuing the welfare work
until the Army of Occupation Is withdrawn and demoblization is com
pleted. It is to back up the President's request and to fill the great need
for cash to carry on the work that "Speed Up" Week, July 28th to
August 4th, has been inaugurated so that everyone who has not paid his
Pledge will do so at that time.
The President of the United States of America.
Paris, 18 April, 1919.
My Dear Mr. Fosdick:
All that 1 have seen and heard over here in France has but
added to my sense of profound appreciation of the vital importance
of maintaining in full volume and strength the service of the seven
organizations which last fall joined in a united campaign for sup
port the Young Men's Christian Association, the Young Women's
Christian Association, the National Catholic War Council (Knights . -of
Columbus), the Jewish Welfare Board, the War Camp Com
munity Service, the American Library Association and the Salva
tion Army, on behalf of our soldiers and sailors.
In addition to the needs which existed at the beginning of the
war, there are now added and very Imperative reasons why thi
work should be continued during the period of demobilization.
The American people showed fn a remarkable manner their
wholehearted support of the cause for which their men were fight
ing when they responded so generously to the appeal of the United
War Work Campaign last November, and I earnestly hope that the
whole amount then subscribed may be forthcoming, in order that
this final helpful and still absolutely necessary ministry on behalf
of the men who have given themselves with such rare devotion to
the nation's cause may be In every way worthy of their wonderful
Cordialy and sincerely yours,
Honorable Raymond B. Fosdick, Chairman, Commission on
Training Camp Activities, 45, Avenue Montaigne, Paris.
THE INDEPENDENT, Elizabeth City, N. C -
CHOWAN COUNTY TO HONOR
HER RETURNED SOLDIERS
What promises to be one of the
greatest events in the history of Chow
an county, is being undertaken in honor
of Chowan county's returned soldiers
and sailors. The event will be held at
Tyner on Wednesday, August 13, and
will be in the nature of a picnic. A
brass band will furnish music. Walter
L,.- Cohoon," of Elizabeth City, will be
the orator of the day.
GEO. M. SCOTT
The life of man is but a few years.
He may dissipate those years in idle
ness and leave the world about as. he
found it, or he may devote those years
to fruitful effort and leave some part
of the world a little better foriis hav
ing lived. Probably the only test of a
man's worth is in the measure of his
usefulness. Died in this city last week a
useful citizen George M. Scott, age
Mr. Scott was born in this city May
17, 1849, being a member of one of the
best families in this part of the State.
While a young man he became iden
tified with the insurance business In
this section, in the course of which he
founded the company which he later
sold out to a group of local business
men who 6till . carry, it . on under the
firm, name of the Culpepper Griffin,
Old and Grice Company. Five years
afterward he organized, the . insurance
firm of G. M. Scott and Son, which he
later 'sold to S. G. Scott and P. C.
Cohoon, and which was subsequently
sold to B. H. Fearing & Co.
It is in his connection with other
men of vision in founding business
enterprises which have gone far to
ward making Elizabeth City a pros
perous community that , George M.
Scott wil be best remembered. He was
one of the original founders of the
Elizabeth City Iron Works ; promin
ent among .the organizers of the Citi
zens Banks, for many years a lead
ing financial institution of northeast
ern North Carolina; he likewise help
ed to organize the First National Bank,
of which he was a director for many
years; and he was .the founder and
president of the Mercantile Bank, which
later merged with the Savings Bank &
Some 'of the older residents of this
city will recall that Mr. Scott was ac
tively engaged in the lumber business
here many years ,ago, being among the
founders of the Albemarle ... Lumber
Company which ceased operations
some years past. He also built
the Scott Marine Railway, which
he later sold to E. S. Willey, and which
is still in operation under the name
of the Elizabeth City Shipyard.
For a number of years until his fail
ing health made imperative his re
tirement from his various exacting
duties in business and public life, Mr.
Scott was a member of the Board of
County Commissioners, long being
chairman of the Board. A little over
a year ago, his health having improv
ed, he again became a candidate for
the Board, was elected, and became
again chairman of that body. Failing
health forced a second retirement from
the Board, his resignation being ten
dered at the last meeting of the com
missioners. Mr. Scott's death, while a shock to
his many friends and business asso
ciates, was by no means unexpected,
for it was generally known that his
condition was critical. He is survived
by his wife, who was Miss Jennie
Laboyteaiix before her marriage, and
to whom he was wedded in 1872; three
children, Mrs. Andrew Hathaway . of
Virginia Beach, Mrs. Samuel Lamb
and Mr. Frank. V. Scott of Ihis city;
and five grandchildren. Two sisters
Mrs. Frank Vaughn of Portsmouth and
Mrs. J. E. Wood of Elizabeth City also
survive him, as well as a number of
nieces and nephews.
The burial services were conducted
at the residence Friday, July 18 at 6
o'clock by Rev. Geo. K. Hill, rector of
Christ Church of which the deceased
was a member, assisted by Rev. J. M.
Ormond, pastor of the First Methodist
Church. Interment was made in Holly
A LUCRATIVE PROFESSION
Ebenezer Morris, a beggar arrested
in Charlotte this week had about $300
in cash on his person. It was shown
that he paid a, man $2 a day. to travel
with him around the country. He ad
mitted that begging was a lucrative
profession and said he was proud of
IV. since Lazarus, a friend of Jesus
Christ was a beggar. - .
WEST AFRICAN ELEPHANT.
"Good-day," said the West African
Elephant. "Warm summer weather
"Why don't you just say summer
weather or warm weather?" asked the
"Why should I?" asked the West
African Elephant. 5 "They mean the
same thing." ' ,
VOh, no, they don't,! , said the West
African Elephant. "One can have a
cold summer and one canvhave a hot
day when it is spring or- autumn or
even "winter Umejl . '-r- .
"Oh, no, they can't," said the West
African Elephant. "One can have a
cold summer and one can, have a hot
day when it is spring or autumn or
even winter time!"
"One cannot have a cold summer all
to oneself," laughed. the Indian Ele
phant. "What do you mean?" asked the
West African Elephant.
"I mean that the summer time gath
ers itself together and puts itself in
a' place where there is more than one
person," said the Indian Elephant.
"Who ever heard of a summer -gathering
itself together," said the West
African Elephant. ' ,' , .
"No matter, you know what ! mean,"
said the Indian Elephant. "I can't
bother too much about words. An
imals have too much else to think
about." - ' : .
"That's so, I agree with you there,'
said the West African Elephant.
. "I like the summer time anyway,"
said the Indian Elephant.
"I thought we had finished talking
about that," said the West African
"My dear Elephant," said the Indian
Elephant, "creatures can finish talk
ing about , a thing and then go back
to it again. Ah yes, they can do that
quite often. No one will stop them.
There are, I've heard, traffic signs in
big cities on the streets.
"When a policeman puts up his hand
the traffic has to stop . going in one
direction to give the wagons and auto
mobiles and people a chance to go in
another direction. But when people
talk there are no traffic policemen to
"They might come In useful at
times," said the West African Ele
phant. "That's true enough, quite true
enough," said the Indian Elephant.
"I come of an old elephant family,
said the West African Elephant.
"Well, my family is pretty old, too,"
said the Indian Elephant.
"Ah, that may be true," said the
West African Elephant.
. "What do you mean by saying it may
be true?" asked the Indian elephant.
'"Aren't you sure it Is true? Do you
donbt my elephant word?"
"No, not exactly," said the West Af
"What do you mean by saying 'not
exactly?'" asked the Indian elephant.
"You should say that it must be true
If I say so." ,
"So, very well," said the West Af
rican Elephant. "I can't be bothered
with your family history when mine ia
"ThatJs a different matter," said
the Indian elephant. "But you mustn't
doubt what I say, for I speak the
truth, I do."
"So do I," safd the West African
Elephant, "and I wish you would let
me talk and not bother me with your
silly family history."
"Well, talk oh," said the Indian ele
phant. "I was only politely Joining in
"I am very small for an elephant,"
said the West African Elephant. And
my family is very, very old. I'm no
newcomer. I have a real family his
tory, a great family history going back
and back for ever so far. I have short
tusks, too. I have tiny round ears,
and five toes on my front feet. I have
four toes on my back feet."
"If It's a mark of an old family to
have more toes than most elephants,"
said the Indian elephant, "then you be
long to an old family. But whe want
to go back and back and back for
family history when one can go for
ward and do things oneself? I don't,
Never Giving Up.
There are some things apparently,
which we undertake, that It hardly
pays to carry through to a finish. But
the habit of finishing every undertak
ing Is perhaps the biggest factor in
success. Sometimes, it is Worth while
to finish an unimportant thing in or
der that we may not form the habit of
giving up in anything. The habit of
never giving up is the most valuable
equipment for life that can be imag
ined. Girl's Companion.
Whitewashing Preferred. ,
Little three-year-old Katherine was
taking dinner with her grandparents.
She had no sooner climbed Into the
high chair provided for her than, she
asked for a piece of cake.
"What kind do you want, dear?"
asked her grandma.
Pointing to a large frosted cake at
the other end of the table, she replied :
Zat tind wif ze whitewashin on."
Use for Cow Bell. '
Bertie "What's that bell around
the cow neck for?" Charlie "Oh,
that's what she rings when she wants
to tell the calf that dinner's ready."'
- - Rain by X-Ray.' - .
An Australian inventor has patented
a method. for producing rain by rais
ing large X-ray bulbs by balloons into
higher strata of air that are filled witb
As Far as It Goes.
Some people's Idea .of efficiency Is to
pin a notice on the front door that the
bell is out of order, instead of having
It fixed. Ohio State Journal.
MORE FACTS ABOUT
112,422 Of Our Army Died and 236,000
, Wounded, Say Nothing of Money
Cost - '
' The General Staff of the United
States Army has made public figures
that show Just what was our part In
the war and how our -part compared
with that of our Allies. - . .
According to these satistics the
world-war was terrible in the loss of
life and expense incurred. While the
United States was In the contest but
a short time it sustained a large mor
tality list at a terrible cost in treasure.
American participation is summarized
by Col. 'Leonard H; Ayers; chief of the
statistical' branch of the General Staff,
' "Total armed orce, including Army,
Javy,. Marine Corps, 4,800,000. :
"Total men in the Army, 4,000,000.
"Men who went overseas, 2,086,000.
'-"Men who fought in France,l390,000
.'Total registered in draft 24;234,02i:
"Totai draft inductions, 2,8,10,296.
"Cost of war to. April 30, 1919, $21,"-
$50,000,000. . - . ;
"Battles fought by American troops,
, "Days of batUe, 200.
. "Days of duration of Meuse-Argonne
battle; 47. . ,
"American battle-deaths in war, 48,-
900. ; -'
"American wounded in war,. 236,000.
"American deaths from disease, 56,-
991. ; " ... : -. ' - ' . -
"Total deaths in the Army, 112,422.
, "Under the head of 'Sources of the
Army, the report shows that 13 per
cent, came from the regular Army, 10
per cent, from the National Guard, and
77 per cent. from, the draft.
."From the .same source facts are
given that the total, battle-deaths for
the belligerents totaled 7,450,000, divid
ed as follows:
"Germany, 1,600,000. ' ... !
v "Great- Britain, 900,000. -"Austria,
800,000. V -a
'Italy, 300,000. ' ' '
"Turkey, 250,000. -"Serbia
and Montenegro, 125,000.
, "Bulgaria, 100,000. - 4 ' :
"United States, 48,900. .
"Greece; 7,000.." '
"The largest loss sustained by the
Americans was in the forty-seven-day
battle in the Meuse-Argonne offensive, .
where 10 per eeht. of the men engaged
were either killed or wounded."
Why People Buy Rat-Snap in Prefer
ence to Rat Poison.
(1) RAT-SNAP absolutely kils rats
and mice. (2) What it doesn't kill it
scares away. (3) Rats killed with .
RAT -SNAP, leave no smell, they dry
up inside. (4) Made in cakes, no mix
ing with other food. "(5) Cats or dogs -won't
touch it. Three sizes, 25c 50c
$1.00. Sold and guaranteed by CITY
DURG STORE, D. M. JONES CO.,- '
and G. W. TWTDDY. Jy 25-4t.t ,
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When it s so depressingly hot -l -rl
that you can't think straight ; when the . t' v.
beads stand out on your forehead and ttas-"' y
the heated air is absolutely motionless V.i 'oad ' '
Pepsi-Cola brings the sea breezes to you! . J """"v" "S. ifS
For brain fag and body drag to restore plSfc.
!7 sSMV the old punch and optimism Oh, boy ! (KT!
Pf n!! Pepsi-Colaputslotsofpepinthatlastlong 'liP" .
3f mile of the day's grind; makes thought JJ
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S nil f Cooling Refreshing Pepifying' 'S-V
The League of Nations
One Thing is Certain
The United States is Bound by
this Covenant to Enter Every
European War of the Future.
But there are two sides to every question and there are those who
believe The League of Nations the ideal way to the achievement of
the idealism which President Wilson so ably preaches. vDr. Henry E.
Jackson of the U, S. Bureau of Education has prepared a book of 1 92
pages, explaining The League of Nations. The book contains the
final authentic text pi the proposed Covenant, a summary and expla
nation of the Covenant and a detailed analysis of the articles of the
Covenant. The book also contains President Wilson's speeches, much
historical matter, etc., etc. It is an interesting book and should be
read by every man, woman and youth who cares to be informed.
' , Elizabeth City N. C.
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