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FRIDAY, MARCH 7, 1919.
THE INDEPENDENT, ELIZABETH CITY, N. C. PAGE H UNEARTH THEBONES OF A HUNDRED RED MEN PLACING THE DISABLED IS A LARGE PROBLEM Skeletons, Beads, Tomahawks and Federal Agency to Find Employment for Disabled Soldiers Confronted by Serious Task Other Remains of Indian Colony Found at Bath No Two Abou Ll.8 man who always do: s kij work day in and cLiy cue 7ith the CDAf.ii:.ent certainty t,n yoacan bank on, brilliantly at times, but thoroughly clc, he is the sort cf dc pendaDleman that ycu lean on for sure results. IMIt& CUUEEGEE TREAD the tires with the red sidewalls, Lre just like that sort of dependable men: they have the rug ged, robust tenacity, the grim road de termination, that does a great ded of honest, hard wo: k. If ycu want a tire that will make you come back for more, buy one DIAMOND. Standard Drug Company Elizabeth City, N. C A rich historic find was unearthed near Bath, the oldest town in North Carolina, when farm laborers Saturday morning unearthed the bnnos f one hundred Indian bodies on the shores or Bath Creek. The sirmia . V UtUCl pones were in almost perfect condition.1 Anumber of relics, inninflinp- ro hawks, beads and medals, were found witn the bones. The relics were found on property belonging to J. B. Arrhneii a well known farmer of the Bath sec tion. Several of them have heen Carried to Washington and are being exniDitea there. County historians believe that tho bones belonged' to Indians who attemnt- ed aeneral massacre of the whites in this section during the early part of the eighteenth century. At that time tho Indians plotted to wipe out the white population of Edenton. Bath and Now Bern. A large number of the savaees obtained employment in the homes of white people and, when the signal for attack was given" were nnnnw1 all upon their employers and.slay them. In some manner or other the whites became aware of what was up. On the day of the attack every Indian servant was either killed or made prisoner. When the savages on the outside com menced the attack they were met by a stiff resistance. The old Marsh home at Bath which is still standing, was the center of the attack. The huge brick chimney still bears the mark of bullets. The Indians were defeated and suffered heavy casualties. It is believed that the whites buried all of the red men in a single grave and that this grave was unearthed Saturday on Mr. Archbell's farm. One man's bones were found somewhat apart from those of the others and it is believed that he was a chief. A medal was found on his breast. IF THE WAR HAD GONE ON SIX MONTHS LONGER "The War Department was requested to furnish an estimate of the saving in human life as a result of the termin ation of the war six months earlier than we had all anticipated. (It is generally conceded that the most optomistic hope was that the war would be terminated by a big spring drive in 1919 few really lexpected the war to end before summer. In their reply, the War Department stated that the United States started to build an army of 7,000,000 men; enough money was appropriated for aeroplanes sufficient to blacken the German skies ; factories were built to make enough poison gas to smother the Hun; plans were made for ships to bridge the ocean, as well as for in creased naval strength to nullify Ger man submarines. All of this with what result? Germany was bluffed out and forced to capitulate. The statistical branch of the War De partment, basing its figures upon grad ual increases in the number of Ameri cans on the firing line, reports that had the fighting continued for only six months longer 100,000 more American boys would have found graves in Eu rope. This does not include injuries. THERE ARE OTHERS THE CLEANEST TASTE IN THE WORLD Esquaite month cleanliness, so essential to health scd personal charm e assured by the re8aar daily -3 Of Keeps teeth clean and beautifully polished, preserv ing the enamel with its natural color. 30c. and 60c. at your Druggist and Metropolitan 5 to 50c. stores The Big Man She's a business woman. The Little Man What business fl Bhe engaged in? The Big Man Everybody'. a WT7T" .'. FASY WORK hi J Young Preacher I write my ser mon the day before I preach, and think nothing of It. Old Sexton The congregation seems to agree with you. Ancients Get Undeserved Credit. Asphaltum, gathered from the foun tain of Is on the banks of the . Eu phrates, was used in building the" walls of Babylon. Much of the talk about the skill of the ancients and their lost arts is all a myth. They should be given full credit for what they did, but such walls as those of Babylon and such structures as the Pyramids could be built far more easily "and quickly t.the present time. Now, however, people have more important work to do, and greater things to achieve. There are fully 60,000 men who have been injured or disabled as a result of their services in the" armed branches of tfee United States forces who will require - aid in obtaining employment suitedto their disabilities, according to the latest estimate of the federal board for vocational education which has this matter in charge. This is quite -aside from the number who must be trained anew in order that they may be able to earn anything at all, and these total up to more than 10,000. Any man who has been injured, and yet who is able to do effective work notwithstand ing his injuries, should communicate at once with the federal board for voca tional education at Washington, giving all particulars. The placement division of the board will take up his case and see what can be done for him. It may be that with a short course of special training he can be made into a very ef fective wage earner. If this training is necessary, he is paid $65 a month support fund while taking it, with such allotment for his dependent as is neces sary, and the training is absolutely free. When he has finished the course of a few months, a job will be found for him. The federal board is anxious to learn of all such cases, and will at once take up the question of proper training with the disabled men. World's Oldest University. The oldest university in the world Is at Peking. It is called the "School for the Sons of the Empire." Its antiquity Is great, and a grand register consist ing of 320 stone columns, is reputed to contain the names of 60,000 graduates. Don't Keep Friends Waiting. Be prompt In keeping social engage ments. The man or woman who is in variably late soon merits disrespect for his own convenience and becomes un popular with his friends. No excuse is compensation to a friend for having to wait for half an hour after the appoint ed meeting time. In making appoint ments allow a little time for possible ? delays then appear promptly at the hour set. Biddy Bye. FOR SALE FOR CASH USED AUTOMOBILES No Fancy Time Price. Two Ford Roadsters, $350 each. One Maxwell Touring $200. One Chalmers Touring $200. One Overland five passenger $450. One Overland big six seven passenger $700. One two passenger Hupp $200. One Hudson Speedster $300. One Saxon six Roadster $600. All of above cars in good run ling condition. If interested see, MR. J. C. MUNDEN, MR. GILBERT EVANS, Or DR. M. M. HARRIS, Elizabeth City, N. C. cF21-4t. 9 ii ii namniB to the Consumer? If, after usino- the en- tire contents tk can accoiding' to directions, vou are not satisfied in every respecfe, your grocer will refund the money you paid for it Luzianne must please yon. 1U1MNN1 coffee Hie Reily -Taylor Company New Orleans 3 HIS IDEA OF CHICKENS They tell a rather startling story on Hon. S. Brown Shepherd, distin guished young member of the Raleigh bar and Representative of "Wake in the General Assembly. They say Mr. Shepherd bought two distinct types of thorobred chickens with a view to con ducting a little experiment in poultry raising. One of his neighbors observed that. Mr. Shepherd was permitting his White Leghorns and Barred Plymouth Rocks to run together in his poultry yard. The neighbor was interested and said to him one day: "Se here, Brown! You are making a mistake, letting those different breeds of chickens run to gether; presently you'll have a mon grel breed on your hands and there will not be a thorobred on your place." "You're ' mistaken", said Mr. Shep herd. "I know all about that and I take pains to separate them every night when they go to roost." Yd Are you always successful on baking day? Are your cakes light and spongy and your biscuits white and flaky? If not, let us help you with aD Our Wonderful Language. A certain merchant died, leaving to his only son the conduct of his exten sive business, and great doubt was ex pressed in some quarters whether the young man possessed the ability to car ry out the father's policies. "Well," said one kindly disposed friend, "for my part, I think Henry is very bright and capable. I'm sure he will succeed." "Perhaps you're right," said another friend. "Henry is undoubtedly a clev er fellow, but, take it from me, old man, he hasn't got the head to fill his father's shoes." - I trr Stop Wasting SoapTTf Measure Oat What J II I A Quiet, Refined Place To Eat i SCOTT & TWIDDY'S CAFE HINTON BUILDING Main St., Elizabeth City, N. C. &fl llfVs M 17 1-19 THE OLD RELIABLE YEAST POWDER mm m w mm mm m mm m m jrh ' m m m k m m m WMoatcuiaLMtf. MaVIQENCE.lt. ft. ELIZABETH CITY MILLING CO. Manufacturers Of Corn Meal, Cracked Corn. Dealers In Hay, Grain, Soja Beans, Mill Feeds. LEARN STENOGRAPHY This war has opened up untold ad vantages to men and women in every branch of trade and business. Tou never know when you may need the experi ence of a business education. All up to date business houses demand skilled help. Those who are holding high positions are many who began as Stenographers and were so competent they soon prov ed themselves invaluable to their em ployers. wo nianfl our nunils iust as soon as they prove they are capable, and are constantly being asked for capaDie pupils to fill positions. Good steno frranhers were neved in greater demand than at the present time. The odds are too great against the incompetent. NT-- and ra.nidlv expanding business houses do not employ the unprepared. Classes in -SHORTHAND, TYPE WRITING, BOOKKEEPING, FRENCH and ENGLISH are being formed now at the ELIZABETH CITY BUSINESS COLLEGE. . See MRS. WM. BOETTCHER, Rob- -n.- J3.-mm Cfiaaf inson Building, romueiwi - Elizabeth City, N. C. l- plf Gasoline Wood (Portable) This wonderful invention does TEN TIMES the work of TWO MEN out in the woods. It's as necessary to the man cutting wood as the automobile is to the man who has to get somewhere in. a hurry for sale by the With it yon can make money oat of your. Wilkes Veneer Co., wood simply throagh the immense saving in pjonnn N C State time and labor. One man can handle it oa' ?n.Tn' ' "J fu a lofl and two can move it from lost to lotf. Distributor OT Trie Will cut a 40 in. log in 5 minutes. Write oa' AaHp Saw now for booklet which gives fall details. vv aut! J1YV" Before Discarding That Uniform Have your picture made in it. You want it as a record of your service of our' country to look upon in years to come. 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