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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3
THE INDEPENDENT, ELIZABETH CITY, N. C
BORN IN 1 903
Compelled to immediately acquire larger and better equipped quarters for Our Bank,
on account of the steady growth of This Institution, we have purchased the-three story
building, corner Main and Poindexter Streets, now occupied by the SR. Siff Company.
The building will be" remodeled and furnished with the most modern banking fixtures and equipment. A more
comprehensive announcement of our plans will be made public at an early date.
A COMPARATIVE STATEMENT
September 30, 1905
September 30, 1910
P. H. WILLIAMS, Pres. E. F. AYDLETT, V-Pres. H. G. KRAMER, Cashier W. H. JENNINGS, Ast-Cashier
EXAM FOR TEACHERS
OCTOBER 14TH - 15TH
County Superintendent M. P. Jennings
announces that a State examination for
school teachers will be held at his of
fice, room 213, Kramer Buildkig, on
October 14th and loth, beginning at 9
A. M. each morning, and a similar ex
amination for colored teachers on the
same dates at the Colored State Normal
School, under Prof. P. "W. Moore. Tea
chers desiring to obtain certificates, or
to renew certificates already held should
take thi examination, as this will be their
last opportunity before the opening of
the schools for the coming session, and
everyone should bring writing material,
including paper of foolscap or legal cap
Plans are under way for the opening
of the new Weeksville High School in
the near futuive. The two buildings
be used this year have -already been
moved to the school site, near the Epis
copal church. These will be combined
and converted into a single three-room
building, which is considered large
enough to take care of the needs of the
school for the first year, after which a
modern brick high school building will
probably be erected.
The Venerable Toad.
Toads often look very old, don't
they? Even so, probably you have
nevr irnagir. d that a toad might be
250 years old. Actual records prove
that there have beeu toads of more
than 100 years of age, and very likely
this estimate has been exceeded.
Individuality and Charm
In Women and Misses' New
all Smite aed Coats
Showing a Complete Line of Suits in all
the Season's Leading Shades,
Prices Ranging from
Ask o see our line of All Wool Trieotine
$29.75 to $32.50 :
These are Exceptional Values
LOCAL RED CROSS
PLANS BIG DRIVE
Bull of Funds To be Used For Local
Needs . Community Nurse
The Wonders of America
By T. T. MAXEY
As a part of the National drive of the
American Red Cross for $15,000,000
with which to complete the War work
undertaken by that organization, and to
obtain funds to meet local needs, the
Elizabeth City and Pasquotank county
Red Cross chapters will make a drive
for--"$5000 during the two weeks begin
ning November 1st. The bulk of the
money contributed during the local drive
will be used for the special needs of this
city and county, the chief of which is
the employment of a community nurst.
At a meeting of the executive com
mittee of the Red Cross held Tuesday
night, following an address by Mr. Whar
ton, of Greensboro, who is connected
with "the State executive committee of
the organization, it was decided to em-
ill av o AAmmniiifir tinicft' of- ATn V A
, . , . . , . , i It was not possible to sink piers into
latter to hp plinspn iriint.lv bv trip Cntv - . .
i n TT n-t rtt- -r rj the channel, and the stretch was con
sidered too great to be covered by
one arched span. An engineer with
HELL GATE BRIDGE.
THE completion of the New York
Connecting railroad gave us our
first all-rail through route from New
England, via New- York, to the rest
of America and a continuous rail line
up and down the Atlantic coast from
Key West to Halifax. It also calls
to mind the fact that the insurmount
able obstacle which had heretofore
blocked the way had been overcome
and the supposedly impossible accom
plished. Before this route could be opened,
It was necessary to get trains across
jthaf terror to navigators, the rocky
bottomed tidal channel, known as
"Hell Gate," between Long Island
shore and Ward's Island in the East
river, opposite Manhattan Island on
which New York city proper stands.
and County Health Officers. Dr. Zenas
Fearing and Dr. Wm. Peters. The need
of a community nurse has been demon
stated over and over again, but never so
conclusively as during the influenza es4J
ucmie last year.
A membershipcampaign, known as the
Roll Call drive, will be carried on simul
taneously with the drive for contribu
tions. Attorney J. Kenyon Wilson has
been elected chairman of this phase of
the wo'rk. In the big drive, Mrs. Bessie
Stewart will be publicity director, and
Mrs. Albert Worth, treasurer. A num
ber of the local fraternal orders have al
ready pledged their support to the campaign.
APPLES ROT ON GROUND
BUT DON'T GET CHEAP
. Mr. and Mrs. P. S. Shipp of this city,
who have just returned from a visit to
their old home in Hilton, N. Y. tell of
orchards of apples rotting on the ground
in western New York, or being fed to
the hogs. No buyers have been seen
in that apple growing section this year
And yet apples are bringing $S a barrel
on the wholesale markets and he who
would eat an apple bought at retail must
pay 5 cents or more for it.
l , ,
vision came to the rescue and trains
now cross on a wonderful four-tracked
steel bridge. A peerless, steel arch, 1,
017 feet long, said to be the longest
as well as the heaviest ever flung
across any waterway of equal width,
now bridges the gap. The entire
weight Is carried by gigantic 250-foot
high towers on either shore. The
bridge is 93 feet wide, designed to car
ry 76,000 pounds per linear foot. The
extreme height of the arch is more
than 300 feet above the water.
About .19,000 tons of steel were used.
The towers are bedded In solid rock,
and It Is estimated that they contain
3,000,000 cubic feet of masonry. ' The
bridge cost $12,000,000.
Mrs. Small and Mrs. Powell of Gates
county, who have been visiting Mrs. J.
W. Graves of this city, have returned
to their homes in that county.
If you like a. story full of pep read
The Cow Puncher which begins in this
PLAY AT FORK SCHOOL
A one-act comedy, "Fun on the Po
dunk Limited," was presented at Fork
School, near Elizabeth City, Wednesday-night.
Without any particular plot,
the play developed the various comic
situations possible in the day-coach of
a railroad, train. Following the comedy
a Maypole drill, was performed, and la
ter a quantity .of ice cream was seryed.
A total of $62.50 was realized, over and
above the cost of the entertainment, and
this will be added to the. funds of the
Community Fair, which win be held at
Fork School on Wednesday 'October 15.
HIGH SCHOOL STAGE
USED IN A NEW WAY
room, and the necessary furniture has
been ordered with which to equip. this
lates"t emergency addition to the schools.
Supt. Sheep announces that the stage
schoolroom will be opened next week,
with the pupils occupying recitation bea
ches if the ordered equipment does not
arrive in time.
A rumor is current on the street,
this week to the effect that there is no
money with which to pay the salaries of
the city teachers at the end of the first
school month, due to the fact that the
city school funds are exhausted, and
that the banks will not loan tk sck
board any money. THE INDEPEN
DENT finds, however, that there U ab
solutely no basis of fact beEInd this ru
mor, for the conditions are essentially
the same as they have always been at
the opening of the school year. Hereto
fore it has always been necessary to bor
row money in the fall, before the City
Tax Collector begins turning in his collet
tions, and there is nothing to iufete
that there wll be any difficulty in ob
taining the necessary money from tie
banks this year.
NOT I C E!
AT 12 O'CLOCK M. ON
Saturday Oct 11, 1919
COURT HOUSE DOOR IN ELIABETH CITY, N. C.
I. shall sell to the highest bidder one of the most valuable tracts ot
-a 4-u 4- u i u t j. i. riitv tnr sornc
j.iiivj. mat nets uccu un nic.iiia.iK.cL in jrasquuiciiiiv
time. This tract is familiarly known as
The Nixon Morgan Home Place
Becomes a Schoolroom for Children
Crowded Out of Fifth Grade
In order to relieve the crowded condi
tion of the City Graded Schools in some !
measure, the trustees of the schools have
decided to convert the stage into a school
ifV Established 1887
We Sell Products from the Farm;
Shipments m . n r
Elicited Norfolk. Ya.
situated on the Main Road from Elizabeth City to Newland abou
10 minutes ride from Elizabeth City. The tract has a good two-stotf
dwelling and barn, stables, etc. It is situated within one-fou
of a mile of Pasquotank River and less than one-fourth mile
Providence School House.
It consists of about fifty acres cleared -land and about twent
acres in woods; The woods being set in valuable, merchantable p
timber now ready for market. The soil is Norfolk fine sandy loa"
of which the U. S. Government Soil experts say : "This loam is V
haps the best all around trucking soil of the section and
uAn rtr1 x xVi o rr-rAnr-rt r( ctromViflci-!oc npoc PJirlv ridls
irish and sweet potatoes and other vegetables and fruits relul '
a light easily drained soil. It should also prove admirably adap
to bright tobacco." .
The land is easily drained since it drains directly into tne
j "f js n
quotank River Swamp." The drinking water is excellent, and 1
all respects an ideal place for a person seeking a tract ot
with the above characteristics. .
Any'person who is interested should investigate this Pr?Jir
tion and if further information is desired, it can be furnished ei
by, Mr. A. C. Bell, No. 525 North Road, Street, Elizabeth City. "
W. H. Jennings, Savings Bank & trust Company, Elizabeth
or the undersigned.
C E. THOMPSON,
Commissioner oi the Court.