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FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 12, 1919
THE INDEPENDENT, ELIZABETH CITY, N. C.
Largely bv reason of the manner in
which carbonic acid gas is combined
and liberated. ,
In sodas and charged waters carbonic
acid gas is impregnated under a very
high pressure, and escapes before the
drink is taken into the system.
In Schlitz Famo carbonic acid is com-
from these substances it is gradually
liberated in the stomach thereby util
izing all the beneficial properties and
precluding any tendency to flatulence.
Schlitz Famo is a worth-while cereal
beverage, non-intoxicating, healthful
and satisfying". Good and good for
On sale wherever soft drinks
are soia. uraer a case rrom
Daniels & Cox
20 Water St.
Elizabeth City, N. C.
Made IIilwaiilK Faiiioiis
Off-Color Days (
are usually the reflexion of some i
upset to bodily health. i
Coffee chinking usually exagger- I
ates such conditions and fre- 1
E quently produces them. v
That's why so many former I
1 coffee drinkers now favor
1 The Original
I Postum Cereal j
Boil fully fifteen minutes and a
delightful beverage results. Fine I
" ' for children as well as grown-ups.
1 Everywhere at Grocers, j
Two sizes, usually sold at 15c and 25c
Every Boy and Girl in School
Should Have a Conklin Pen
Look,Elsie! THatsThe Way
My CONKLIN Writes
AND it not only means better writing
and higher gradesit does the work
Old fashioned, writ-
set aside for this
The Conklin is the
.M'mtii1 coif -filter and
has over 1,500,600 satisfied users everywhere.
Let us show you a Conklin suited to your par
ticular style of writing.
ices $2.50 to $10, same as before the war.
Parcel Post Orders filled promptly
The Apothecary Shop
Elizabeth City, N. C.
N. G. STATE NEWS
A Digest of Everything Worth
Knowing About Old North
State Folks and Things
The week of October 6 to 11 has been
designated as Clean-Up Week by the
State Insurance Department, and Com
missioner James R. Young hopes to make
it the most effective on record. October
9th ; is named as . Fire Prevention Day
for North Carolina. ,
After resigning from the Wilson police
force for the express purpose of beating
up a man who had abused him with much
profanity, Officer "Bud' Cooper met his
enemy, a much larger man, on the stree't
and knocked him but in the first round.
He was fined $40 and costs in the police
courts of the city. . ,
Miss Ethel Greenberg of Durham has
been appointed State director for the
raising of North Carolina's quota of $32,
000 for the restoration of Palestine, and
to alleviate the sufferings of the popula
tion of the Holy Land. The fund, is
tieiflg raise by tSe5fergalnaticm
The flag of every North Carolina reg
iment decorated for conspicuous gallant
ry in the Great War,. as well as many
medals and trophies from the battlefields,
are among the War relics already col
lected by the State Historical Commis
sion, which is taking steps to preserve
North Carolina's war records. .
After four weeks' suspension, the
street car operatives of Winston-Salem
have reached an agreement with the local
car company, and havt gone back to
work, upon a proposition similar to that
agreed upon in Charlotte and Greenville,
S. C, which includes the adoption of
a nine-hour day, and recognition of tht
The annual North Carolina State Fair
will be held at Raleigh,, October 20-25,
and the biggest crowds in the history
of Raleigh are expected to attend. In
addition to the regular Fair, an imposing
Peace Jubilee will be held, to officially
celebrate the termination of the war, and
to commemorate North Carolina's glor
ious part in the struggle.
James W. Osborne, former assistant
district attorney of New York City, and
widely known criminal lawyer, who died
in New York Sunday, was a North Car
olinian and a native of Charlotte. He
went to New York at the age of 25, en
tered the office of the district attorney
five years later, and served under suc
cessive district attorneys for 14 years,
later entering private practice. His death
was due to angina pectoris. He was 61
years old. t
An agreement has been reached in
Charlotte between the striking street car
workers "and the Southern Public Utili
ties Company of that city, whereby all
the strikers except twelve who hamade
threats against officials of the company
will be taken back, and a nine-hour day,
with time and a half for overtime, has
been agreed upon. The company will
make no discrimination against members
of the local union.
Because he is in the aviation service
of the United States, Lieut. Belvin May
nard of Mount Olive may not receive the
$10,000 prize to which he is entitled as
winner of the International Derby, a re
cent aeroplane speed contest between
New York and Toronto, Canada. He flew
a De Haviland plane 1,042 miles in
465 1-4 minutes, an average of 134.4
miles per hour. Maynard is a divinity
student, and has returned to his studies
at -Wake Forest.
The Goldsboro tobacco market opened
a few days ago, with the floors of rne
three big warehouses full of the leaf.
It is estimated that 500,000 pounds will
be sold there before the market closes.
Prices are 10 to 15 cents higher than
last year. The Kinston market has also
opened, with prospects of selling 25,
000,000 pounds of tobacco, which is ex
pected to sell for more than $10,000,
000. A millian pounds is the forecast
for the Wilson tobacco market, which
has likewise opened.
The condition of North Carolina's cot
ton crop, according to the latest report
of the Department of Agriculture, is 70
per cent normal, 'showing a 6 per cent
decrease from the cotton report given
out August first. The Sea Island cotton
crop of Georgia and Florida has bean
practically destroyed by the boll weevils,
which are now damaging the South Car
olina crop, having appeared on the is
lands off the coast. The report for the
entire South shows that the cotttra crop
is 61.4 per cent normal, a decline of 5.7
per cent from the preceding ; month.
OPENS SEPT 15TH
Miss Bettie F. Pool will open her pri
vate school at her residence, 207 Dyer
St., on Sept. 15th. Both day and night
classes will be taught, including all the
grades taught at the public schools.
The business department will include
Gregg's Shorthand, : the most popular,
thorough and practical system of short
hand in existence, and the course in Eng
lish used is White's College, Chicago.
White's College will confer upon all grad
uates of Pool's School a diploma similar
to that given its own graduates. A pupil
holding this diploma and' graduating in
shorthand under Miss Pool rwill find no
difficulty in securing a splendid position
as stenographer in any city in the Union.
The private secretaries of President Wil
son, Josephus Daniels, McAdoo, Baker
and Pershing, are Gregg graduates.
Elbert Hubbard says: "There are forty
systems of shorthand being taught, but
the Gregg has replaced all others as
niqe to one." . Make no mistake. , Study
the Gregg system under Miss Pool Terms
moderate. . Payment in advance not re
quired. Graduates of the High -. Schools
can take up a college , coarse , ia English
alone ndrii3a8s ?ooX -Adv, S15-P.
THAT HYDE COUNTY
Joe Bell - Gives Independent
Readers a Chummy Letter
From Hyde Co.
By JOE BELL.
Middletown, N. C. Sept. l.-rWhen the
Reclamation Company got concession a
from the State to drain Mattamuskeet
Lake, their ultimate object was to use
the reclaimed land forfrming purposes,
and colonize it with emigrants from Hoi
land. The postoffice there is called New
Holland. There is a nice hotel with run
ning water, shower baths, lavatories,
clean room and a good table.
It was rumored that a large stock
ranch would be made of the recovered
land, and a 50-mile-long fence is being
run all around the lake. A gentleman
occupying a high position told me the
company had several plans in view, but
had not definitely settled upon any one.
and stated that matteis along these lines
were in embryo. "
The pumping plant. has four 48-inch
cylinder engines, -each driving two cen-
000 gallons of water per minute in a
stream 38 feet in diameter. This crops
into a 7-mile -long canal, 70 feet wide at
the bottom, and seven feet deep. ' The
canal has been dredged out recentlv. The
lake water is 'so charged with salt that
it precipitates when coming in contact
with salt water, which necessitated cut
ting the canal out a second time, par
ticularly where it emptied into. Pamlico
Mattamuskeet Lake is 20 miles lone
and from six to seven miles widf ft
is shallow, the mean depth being 2 and
one-half to three feet. In-order to sup
ply the pumps with all the water they
could discharge, a canal 50 miles, long
was cut all around the lake, and RPVATl
lateral ones across it, besides nine other
canals cut from the lake into the swamps
back of the farm lands to drain them,
making in all about 150 miles of canals.
Opinion seems divided as to the benefits
being co-equal with the tax of 50 cents
per acre on lands in tie drained district.
This tax goes to the upkeep of the
plant; and the State requires the com
pany to pay a tax of $1.50 per acre on
tne oo,ouo acres of lake bottom to be
In 1916 the lake was pumped almost
dry, only small bodies of water beine
left in depressions. The soil consisted
of black soil and whtie grit, almost im
palpable, that the winds raised in clouds
which covered and made gray every ob-
ect in their path. This grit when in
corporated with the black soil makes a
rich, dark loam.
There is an Indian legend to the effect
The Eyes of Youth
The school-child should" not be
handicapped by poor vision.
Defective eyesight is often the
cause of backwardness In the
An examination will determine
whether or not glasses are. needed.
J. W. SELIG
521 Mian Street
"IF YOU NEED A Thing
You Pay for it Whether
YOU BUY IT OR NOT"
We dont' recall the au
thor of this phrase, but it
struck us as being- parti
cularly applicable to Spec
tacles and Eye Glasses.
Highest personal effi
ciency is not possible
without .perfect vision,
and GALESKI GLASS
ES are -
GQOD FOR THE EYES
209 CRANBY ST.
(Opposite Monticello Hot!)
Dr. Win. Parker
317 Hinton Building
Elizabeth City, N C
; Phone SS4
- A.g. 8 13t
y When it's so depressingly hot
v that you can't think straight , when ie;'. S
: ; beads stand out on your forehead and .OSjXfjr s S'.
' ' the heated air is absolutely motionless-r. .sT j. ----- -i '7.
. ' ' Pepsi-Cola brings theses breezes to youf :" y" ss
vj ' 4f&--m For brain fag and body drag to restore " '
g'"1' " sJvSSV the old punch and optimism -Oh,' boyt - "'' bNw' ' '
$1 Pepsi-Cola puts lots ofpep in that last long v m '
W mile of the day sgrind; makes thought
'Srf Aw AW easily and expression brilliant; ?rtn
&YV' st QttliRtfT&hingPepifying V j
that the land caught fire and burned for
thirteen moons, causing what is now
the lake. I omitted stating in proper
connection , that the unusual rainfall in
1917 filled the lake again, and, the com
pany was unable to pump it out, owing
to the scarcity of coal. Sufficient fuel
has been obtained, and when the dredges
are not at work on the canals in the
lake, which the rains nearly filled with
washed-in banks, the pumps are actively
put to work. "
Mr. Julian Mann, of Middletown, su
perintendent of the penitentiary at Ral
eigh for eight years, is now manager.
The crops in Hyde county were never
finer at 'the time of the year than they
are now.- I have lived in seven states
and two territories, yet I never saw a
prettier farming country, . take it all .-in
allj than the greater part of Hyde. Some
idea of , its isolation may be had when
it is stated that, there is but .one ! road
leading into the county.
A "down and out" fertilizer salesman
solicited consignments of potatoes for
shipment. The price Tent so low that
commission merchants drew on shippers
for balances due on freight. It was in
such a contingency that ioor Jimmy Tral
lingerlinger pay vobiscum, Jimmy be
sought a Hyde county friend to let him
go home in the farmer's buggy to escape
irate truckers who gave him potatoes to
ship. After crossing the bridge at Leech
ville over Pungo river, Jimmy arose from
his seat and shook a clenched fist Wash-
ingtonward", and exclaimed, "Go to ,
you ! I am out of "the 1 United
States now, and beyond your urisdic-tion!"
"Mrs. Keach Tells How She Got to Know
"Have always feared rats. Lately no-"
ticed many on my farm. A neighbor said
he just got rid of droves with RAT
SNAP. This started me thinking. Tried
RAT-SNAP myself. It killed 17 and
scared the rest away." RAT-SNAP
is wonderful." Three sizes, 25c 50c,
$1.00. Sold and guaranteed by CITY
DRUG STORE, CULPEPPER HDW.
CO., and G. W. TWIDDT. . A.22-4t
Perfect hemstitching, machine work, 10
cents a yd. MRS. HUDGINS, 307 E.
Burgess St., City. Phone 902-J. cS121t
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