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THE INDEPENDENT, ELIZABETH CITY, U. C.
FK1DAY, JULY 25,
It pay to think, reason onyfacts consider what you can pro
duce the easiest, and in the greatest abundance, and remember
that. then on a NORFOLK COUNTY FARM that you have the
best market that is possible for you to reach, and no freight and
no commission to pay. Your own automobile truck is your rail
road, and you are your own salesman. Again i say to you umi
this over. ,
r ,i wanf to hnv a farm, either cash, part cash, or on time
If so we are the people to see. We are handling Norfolk County
Farms Everybody knows that the biggest investments anu im
portunities are now to be found in the City of Norfolk and Norfolk
County. It is a fact that there are the best chances of investment
for both the farmer and investor in Norfolk County Farm lands at
present, of any where else in the United btates.
r t United States Government, and big capitalists are
spending millions, and millions of doUars in Norfolk and the sur-
rounding section, and tnousanas, auu muBauu0 "
nuv nf Norfolk to carry on the works of the
are iu.uvm& uw - - , , , ,,
big investments, so much so that the city is overcrowded and they
scarcely have places to live, so great ana last ua uWu -
Every dollar invested and every new comer adds to the value
of Norfolk County Farms, and to the demana ior tneir ptoutow
tjo u Ti5, now made the City of Norfolk one of the big-
eest and best markets for every thing produced. It is a fact that
75 per cent of all beef and meats that are consumeu auu ww.yut
of Norfolk come from Chicago, so you see the great opportunity
for the stock man, also for poultry and egg producers, ana tue
whn win ptow all kinds of vegetables all during the year,
iniuxvi i'"" " o ,
and keep his wagon, or Auto Truck running to Norfolk market
over the stone and" macadam roads, whicn wiu reacn viuiy
every farm, as the roads are being run throughout the county.
There are many other advantages in Norfolk County in social
life; included are thickly located churches, and schools that run
nine months to the year, and the close proximity to the City and
Seashore resorts, really adds much to the interest of the home
There are no advantages that cannot be met on a Norfolk
County Farm, as its offers are attractive to both the home seeker
and the investor. Why farms are cheaper in Norfolk County than
in your section is very simply explained. A few years ago when
farm products were cheap the owners of the farms went to the city
and during the past year since wages and investments have been
so great in the City of Norfolk, all their attention has been on the
City; the beautiful farm lands and homes in the County of Norfolk
are left to be snapped up at great bargains, and those who can
quickly grasp the opportunity will be the ones benefitted.
We have worked hard to assemble a number of these farms at
great bargains and on good terms and will take pleasure in show
ing you what we have, and feel confident that we can please any
cue. Write or call on us for what you want, and you will have our
efforts to please you. We fully expect to see many of the farms
double in value within a year, when the proper hustling party gets
See us or write us quick. "
ELIZABETH CITY REAL ESTATE AGENCY
L. L. WINDER, Manager. : : ELIZABETH CITY, N. C.
A quick buyer can get deed for the J. C. Commander prop
erty for the small price of Eight Thousand DoUars, just half of
its real value. This property adjoining the High School lot, fac
ing Parsonage Street, on West Dyer Street, on East, on North by
lot of G. M. and Jennie Scott. A most beautiful home of seven
rooms, facing Parsonage Street. Four large rooms with two
halls, lower and upper, in the front two story, and three rooms
one story on the back. Electric lights and water, bath room and
all modern conveniences. The walls of the front rooms beauti
fully painted. Magnificient fire-place,s grates and etc. Beauti
ful shade trees. A large stable and barn, twelve box stalls, shel
ters, garage and a store building on the property. Everything
built of the best selected material and artistically arranged by Mr.
and Mrs. Commander. Nothing as nice or as cheap in your city for
sale. This home alone, with a small lot, is worth twice the price
asked for home and large lot of nearly three acres. Buyer can
build twenty (20) homes facing East on Dyer Street and the
lots extending an acre deepfjto Poplar Street, giving an adequate
frontage with a garden and back yard to each home.
This property offered at this low price for quick buyer, giving
the investor a chance to build a little rental town of his own. A
fortune to the farseeing man of a city that is growing 50 each
ten years in population, with not one house that can be rented
in your town today.
For particulars, and further information, write or apply to
H. P. WINSLOW
Gealty Agent and Broker ' '"
P. O. BOX 419, SUFFOLK, VA.
Being the Authentic '
Narrative of a Treasure
Discovered fn the
Bahama Islands in the -Year
1903 Now First
Given to the Public
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Address, . j. M. RESLER, President.
The Elizabeth City Buggy Company
Manufacturers of Buggies. & Dealers in American WireFence
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Copyright by Doubled?, Fg Company.
CHAPTER I. The author, who tails th
toryr is on a visit to his friend. Jonn
Saunders. British oJQclal in the town of
Nassau. Bahama Islands. Conversation
turns on ounea ireoaiw.
rarivnm TTfln.unders croduees
document supposedly written by Henry P.
Tobias, one a pirate, tellin of two
bUcm where arold had been secreted In
the Islands. Their conversation apparently
is overnearu. ana uis uutumoui uar
schooner, the Maggie Darling, and sets
sail they take aboard a passenger, whom
the author instinctively distrusts.
CHAPTER rV. The hero strikes up a
particular friendship with - "Old Tomf a
passed by the Susan B.. a faster sailer,
also from Nassau.
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out they find that the supply of gasoline
has been allowed to run out. Our writer
blames the engineer and in a fit of temper
knocks him down. The passenger, calling
himself Henry p. Tobias. Jr., protests.
and it comes out umi no i atum u
the British government in the Bahamas.
He attempts the life of the hero and
With two otners is put asnore.
In Which the Sucking Fish Has a
Chance to Show Its Virtue.
The breeze was so strong that we
didn't use our engine that day. Be
sides, I wanted to take a little time
thinking over "my plans. I spent most
of the time studying the charts and
pondering John P. Tobias' narrative,
which threw very little light on the
situation. There was little definite to
go by but his mark of the compass en
graven on a certain rock fn a wilder
ness of rocks; and such rocks as they
were at that.
I looked well to my guns. The com-
mandant had made me accept the loan
of a particularly expert revolver that
was, I could see, as the apple of his
eye. Me must have cared , for me a
great deal, to have lent it me, and It
was right as the things we love.
Then I called Tom to me: "How
about that sucking fish, Tom?" I asked.
"It's just cured, sar," he said. "1
was going to offer it to you this lunch
time. It's dried out fine; couldn't be
better. I'll bring it to you this min
ute." And he went and was back again
in a moment. "You must wear it right
over your heart, w he said, "and you'll
see there's not a bullet can get near it.
It's never been known for a bullet to
go through a sucking fish. It's God's
"But, Tom," I said, "how about
"I've worn one here, sar, for twenty
years, and you can see for yourself"
and he bared the brown chest beneath
which beat the heart that like nothing
else in the world has made me believe
We awoke to a dawn that was a
rose planted in the sky by the mys
terious hand that seems to love to give
the fairest thing the loneliest setting.
But there was no wind, so that day
we ran on, gasoline. We had some
fifty miles to go to where the narra
tive pointed, .a smaller cay, the cay
known in old days as "Dead Men's
Shoes" but since known by another
name which, for various reasons, 'I do
not deem it polite to divulge near the
end of the long cay down which we
About twilight we dropped anchor
in another quiet bay, so much like that
of the night before, as all the bays
and cays are along that coast, that yon
need to have sailed them from boy
hood to know one from another.
The cove we were looking for,
known by the chery name of Dead
Men's Shoes, proved farther off than
We expected, so that we didn't come
to it till toward the middle of the next
afternoon, . an afternoon of the most
innocent gold that has ever thrown its
soft radiance over an earth inhabited
for the most part by ruffians and
scoundrels. We soon found that we
were not alone in the cave.
. "She's changed her paint," said Tom,
at my 'elbow.- And, looking round, I
saw that our rakish schooner with the
black hull was now white as a dove;
and, in that soft golden water, hardly
a foot and a half deep, five shadowy
young sharks floated, with outstretched
fins like huge bats. Our engineer, who
was already wading fearlessly In the
water, beautifully naked, "shooed"
them off like chickens. But it was
soon to be evident that more danger
ous foes waited for us on the shore.
Yet there was seemingly nothing
there but a pile of sponges, and a few
black men. The Susan B. had changed
her color, it was true, but she" was a
well-known sponger, and I noticed no
one that I recognized.
There was one foolish fellow that
reminded me of my shackly deckhand,
whom I had always thought out of his
mind, standing there on his head on
the rocks, and waving his legs to at
"Why ! There's - Silly Theodore,
called out the -captain.
"I'm going ashore," I said.
"I'm going with you too," said the
captain. "But look after your guns.
There's going to be something doing
quiet as It looks."
So we rowed ashore, and there was
Theodore capering in front of a pile
of sponges, but"; no other face that 1
knew. But there were seven or eight
negroes whose looks I took no great
"Like some ftncy sponges to send
home?" eaid one of these, coming up
taTme. -"Cdstyou"flveTIme3 as znacfi
Certainly rd like a ew sponges," I
said. . ' , J . t
And then Theodore came np to me,
looking as though he had lost his mind
"dive Me Datl He Said.
over the rather fancy silk tie I hap
pened to be wearing.
"Give me datl" he said, touching it,
like a crazy man.
"I can't afford to give you that,
Theodore." - '
Td die for dat," he declared.
"Take this handkerchief Instead;"
but, meanwWle, my eyes were open
ing. Take this instead, Theodore," I
"I'd die for dat," he repeated, touch
ing the tie.
His voice and touch made me sick
and afraid, Just as people In a lunatic
asylum make one afraid.
"Look out!" murmured Tom at my
elbow. - - - - i
And just then I noticed hiding in
some bushes of seven-year apple trees,
two faces I had good reason to know.
I had barely time to pull out the
commandant's revolver from my
pocket. I knew it was to be either
the pockmarked genius or the engi
neer. But for the moment I was not
to be sure which one I had hit. For,
as my gun went off, something heavy
came down on my head, and for the
time I was shut off from whatever else
was going on.
"Which did I hit, Tom?" were my
first words as I came back to the
glory of the world; but I didn't say
them for a long time, and, from what
Tom told me, it was a wonder I eveF
said them at all.
"There he is, sar," said Tom, point
ing to a long, dark figure stretched
out near by. "I'm afraid he's not the
man you were looking for."
"Poor fellow !" I said ; It was George,
the engineer; "I'm sorry but I saw
the muzzles of their guns sticking out
of the bush there.' It was they or
"That no He, sar, and If it hadn't
been for that suckin fish's skin you
wouldn't be here now."
"It didn't save me from a pretty
good one on the head, Tom, did it?'1
"No, sar, but that was just it if
it hadn't been for that knock on the
head, pulling you down just that min
ute, that thar pockmarked fellow
would have got you. As it was, he
grazed your cheek and got one of his
own men killed by mistake the very
fellow that hit you. 'There he Is
"And who's that other, Tom?" I
asked, pointing to another dark figure
a few yards away.
"That's the captain, sar."
"The captain? Oh, I'm sorry for
that. God knows I'm sorry for that."
"Yes, sar, he was one of the finest
gentlemen I ever knowed was Cap
tain Tomlinson; a brave man and a
good navigator. And he'd taken a pow
erful fancy to you, for when you got
that crack on the head he picked up
your gun and began blazing away, with
words I should never have expected
from a religious man. The others, ex
cept our special friend "
"Let's call him Tobias from now on,
Tom," I interposed.
"Well, him, sar, kept his nerve, but
the others ran for the boats as if the
devil was after them; but the cap
tain's gun was quicker, and only four
of them got to the Susan B. The other
two fell on their faces, as if some
thing had tripped them nip, in a couple
of feet of water.- But just then Tobias
hit the captain in the heart; ah!- if
only he had one of those skins but he
always laughed off such things as su
perstitious. "There was only me and Tobias
then, and the dog, for the engineer
boy had gone on his knees to the Su
san B. fellows at the first crack, and
begged them to take him away with
them. There was no one left but To
bias and the dog and me, and I was
sure my end was not far off, for I was
never much of a shot. ' .
"As God Is my witness, sar, I was
ready to die, and there was a moment
when I thought that the time had
come; but Tobias suddenly walked
away to the top of the bluff and
called qat to the Susan' B., that wal
Just running up her sails. At -his
word they put out a boat for him, and
while he waited he came down the hill
toward me and the dog, that stood
growling over , you; and for sure I
thought It was the end. . But he said :
Tell that fellow there that I'm not
going to kill a defenseless man. He
might .have killed me once but he
didn't. It's bound to be one of us
some day or other, but, despise me all
he likes I'm not such carrion as he
thinks me ; and if he only likes to keep
out of my way. I'm willing to keep out
of his. Tell him when he wakes up
that as long as he gives up going after
what belongs "to me for it was my
grandfather's he is safe, but the min
ute he sets his foot or hand on what
ismlne, it's either his life or mine.
Ana "ThenneT turned "away 'and waa
rowed to the Susan B and they seen
sailed away' , ; '
"With the black flag at the peak.
suppose. Tom" said L Well, that
was a fine speech, quite a flight of ora
tory, and Tm sure I'm obliged to. him
for-the life that's still worth having, m
spite of this ungodly aching in my
head. But how about the poor cap
tain there! Where does all his elo
quence come In there? He can't call
it self-defense. They were waiting
read v to murder us, as you saw. Tm
afraid the captain and the. law he-;
tween them - are all that : lsnecessary
to cook the goose of our. friend Henry
P. Tobias, Jr., without any help from
2ne though, as the captain died for
me, I should prefer they .allowed me
to make-It a personal matter.
"It's . the beginning of the price,'
"The beginning of the price?"
"It's the dead band," continued Tom ;
"I told you, you'll remember, that . wher-
lever treasure Is there's a ghost of a dead
man keeping guard and waiting till
another dead man comes along to take
up sentry duty so to say. sThe ghost
is ' getting busy.. And It makes me
think that we're, coming pretty near
to the treasure, or we wouldn't have
had all this happen. . Mark me, the
treasure's near, by or the' ghost
wouldn't be so malicious.'
And then, looking around where the
captain and the engineer and Silly
Theodore lay, I said:
"The first thing we've got to do is to
bury these poor fellows; but where,"
I added, "are the other two that fell
in the water?'
"Oh," said Tom, "a couple of sharks
got them just before you woke up.'
(TO BE CONTINUED NEXT WEEK)
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Ruta Baga, Turnip, Kale,
Mustard and Cabbage Seed.
Snap Beans, Earlf Peas and
Irish Potatoes for second crop
Feed for Stock.
Hay, Gran and Mill Feed.
We have Kreso Dip, Pratts
and Hess Dip and Disinfective
and Fly Chaser for your Stock
and Spray Pumps.
poultry Feed and Supplies.
Electric Fnas, Irons and
Lamps . for Delco Current.
Electric Fansshrdls shrduu uu
Auto Lamps, Dry Cell Batter
ies and Flash Light Goods. ' .
Yours to serve,
W. S. White & Co
120-122 Poindexter St,
THE FULLER COTTAGE
12th Street, Willoughy Beach, Virginia.
For week-end parties or a cool, com
fortable place to spend a vacation,
come to Willoughby Beach. Cool, large
rooms, home cooking), closfe to Old
Point and Ocean View. Terms very
Are cordially invited to
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headquarters while in town
Saturday afternoons. Leave
your, bundles at our office;
use our phone. And if you
want to see a good show
we run a specially good one
every Saturday afternoon.
JO&h Cemtory Cooler" I
H a-.: Iii the XXth Century Cooler no ice can
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