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THE? INDEPENpNT, EIZABEJH
Published every Friday bv W. 0. Saunders at 505 East Fear-
bs; St., Elizabeth Gtv, Pasquotank County, North Carolina.
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Entered as 2nd class matter at the pos office at Elizabeth City, N. C. June 9.1908
FRIDAY, JAN. 10, 1919.
Randolph Hearst. , V
vSOME wag has reported that I did not get away to attend the
session of the Qeneral Assembly Sunday night because it snowed-.
That is not true. I now have two women running THE INDE
PENDENT and I wanted to stay over a day and see how they
were going to do it. .;
LOST, Strayed. cr Stolen: One Samuel T. Meares, fcrmerly
director of publicity for the War Savings Campaign in North Car
olina. Mr. Meares accepted employment with this newspaperMv
November and was to have reported for duty on December 28 o?
not later than December 30, 1918. He hasn't reported yet, o
giveri any explanation of his failure to do so. This for . the in
formation of any one seeking a reliable newspaper man.
hile The Editor's Away
'RS. CATHERINE DEAN has accepted the position of re
porter and advertising solicitor on the staff of THE IN
DEPENDENT and will devote her time and talents tc
this work. Mrs. Dean is a daughter of the late H. T. Greenleaf
and inherits her father's enthusiasm, aggressiveness and ability
She. will make a good newspaper woman. Mrs. Dean has never
had newspaper experience, but newspaper folk are born, not made.
This newspaper has for a long time had Mrs. Dean in mind. THE
INDEPENDENT must have some one to look after local news anc7
advertisements while the editor is sitting with the Solons at
leigh these next two months. And after that THE INDEPEN
DENT expects to need some one like Mrs. Dean on its staff because
-THE INDEPENDENT contemplates making improvements and
giving its readers more reading matter than has been its custom
The encouragement and support given Mrs. Dean by the friends
and patrons of this newspaper will be appreciated.
The business management of THE INDEPENDENT will be
in the hands of Mrs. Columbia Saunders. Mrs. Saunders has al
ways been in close touch with her husband's affairs and knows
every detail of the business. 'The business end of the paper will
go on as usual. In fact, there are those who say THE INDEPEN
DENT never did make money until Mrs. Saunders introduced
business, management into its affairs.
W. O. Saunders will continue to contribute the editorials to
"the paper and will write live articles from Raleigh every week.
His accounts of the doings of the Legislature for the next two
months ought to make lively reading.
A Man and an Opportunity
HE United States made preparations for three years of
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war. me termination oi tne war m aDoui nan mai ume
leaves the United States with billions of dollars worth
yot war materials and supplies for which it has no use. The gov
ernment could dump this material on the market to-day and
knock dk Man High Cost of Living off his feet. Incidentally such
a step would demoralize business; business must not be disturbed;
this is a business man's country. And so the Congress of the
United States will appoint a commission to dispose of these bil
lions of dollars worth of motor trucks, airplanes, horses, mules,
harness, gas engines, clothing, shoes, tents, beds, beddings, cook
ing jitnsils, sugar, butter, flour, lard, canned bull, bacon and a
ibtfusand and nine hundred and ninety nine otner items.
Senator Overman of North Carolina has in hand the bill which
will create this commission. Senator Overman has an opportun
ity now to do something big and pleasant for some of his friends
"down home." THE INDEPENDENT makes this suggestion ser
iously. One of Senator Overman's best friends in North Carolina
and a man who has served him faithfully, for many years is At
torney E. F. Aydlett, of Elizabeth City. Mr. Aydlett is eligible for
an appointment on Senator Overman's commission and he should
be agreeable to Senator Overman.- Why can't Elizabeth City have
its man on that commission?
There was a time when this newspaper would have opposed
Mr. Aydlett for any office. This newspaper may oppose him for
offices to which he may yet aspire. But here is a big commission
which is about to be appointed by a Senator who should feel
friendly to this Elizabeth City man. This newspaper would like
to see an Elizabeth City man on that commission.
Mr. Aydlett is a man thoroly qualified in legal and business
ability to figure on the commission which is" about to be created
to handle the big business of disposing of the government left-over
war materials. He answers every qualification as a life long
Democrat and a friend and supporter of Senator Overman. ' If
Mr. Aydlett hasn't an eye on this unique opportunity, he should
have. - --. ' . , . ' -. . .
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the End is Not Yet
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'".. " Machine production was at the bottom of this world war. We
have multiplied our productivity of manufactured things a thou
sand fold since 1880 and the. world is no bigger today .than it was-
in 1 8 80. .Why will not people see that simple and alarming fact?
I have been shooting it at the readers of this newspaper for .years
and few of them will appear to understand: Occasionally I drop
into .the office of some intelligent, professional or business man
and state that proposition to him in the simplest terms I know
how. He looks at me blankly: iHe tries to make me feel at ease;
by trying-to make me think he understands. But he doesn't un
derstand; and the world doesn't understand. The only person
who does understand is called a Bolshevik or a sonofavik.
Let me state the proposition again. We have perfected vast
labor machinery in every line of industry. Right here in Eliza
beth City we can make enough hosiery in a yoar to supply every
mah, woman and child in North Carolina. We have machines
that have multiplied the work- of human, hands a thousand times
And human beings, to consume" the products of these machines
have not multiplied a thousand times. Human consumption can
not keep pace with human production. The consequence is the
leading nations of the world are continually producing more of
a surplus than the inferior nations can buy. Competition between
the nations is keen; business jealousy is rife; hatreds develop
Wars are inevitable. . -
To nrovide markets for her surplus products Great Britain
added to her territory between 1870 andl900 more than 5,000,000
square miles of territory with an estimated population of '83,000,- j
000. France increased her colonial possessions by 6,bvu,vvv
square miles with a population of 37,000,000, And then Germany
woke up when it was too late and added 1,000,000 square miles
of territory with 14,000,000 population to her colonial possessions,
But England and France had outstripped her. It was when she
realized that her competitors had outdistanced her that Germany
began to wildly pour billions into the creation of a military ma
chine with which she hoped to some day recover from Greo.t Brit
ain and France.
And now the victorious Allies can sit around a peace table
and try to make the world safe for democracy by utterly ignoring
the very thing that brought about the war. Great Britain is de
termined to have a big navy to protect her commerce. America
is determined to have a navy second only to Great Britain. France
and Italy must also have their navies. Each country will retain
the nucleus of a considerable army. . Such armies as will be re
tained may not have the appearance of being very formidable,
but back of them will be experienced organization capable of con
scripting the civilian population and making soldiers to order
when occasion demands. The United States, inexperienced in
the business of conscription, put an army of a million men in the
field in a year and could have had four millions under arms in two
years. Demobilization that leaves the military organizations in
tact will not make for peace.
The world will never get away from war until the big nations
honestly face the fact that there is a limit to the surplus mer
chandise to be produced for foreign consumption. They will not
do this any time soon. The only party that has dared to suggest
how this might uo cone is the Socialist party, and if the gentlemen
who are dictating lerms in this world now could have their way
about it, there wouldn't be enough lamp posts in the universe to
accomodate the lyr-ching of socialists.
FTER -the; Peace - Conference which
fhi-rtemttr' r.oncludes its work, those
: have dreamed that out of this world war would come
I? universal democracy and a lasting peace may have an opportunity
to blame their hard luck on the unlucky thirteen. I do not have
any idea that democracy will get any considerable show at that
peace conference and all of th3 allies, including the United States,
have got to revise some of their ideas of how to get universal
Tieaee or theworld will be bathed in blood by another war in less
than a dozen vears. I am not making any wildcat prophecies -
Any one who is honest enough to admit what caused the war of
1914-1918 cah' see that no effort is being made to control the
causes which brought about that war. Getting rid of Germany
does notfget rid of the war menace. , . ' .
Achilla Loria, an Italian sociologist oi lniemauouai u,
studied the cause of 286 wars, reports mat z& were aue
iiri Wonomie causes,. and that the remaining zx, tnougn on
HAS LEARNED TO USE HEAD
Business Training of Advantage to
Woman When She Is Called Upon
to Run Household.
The girl who is to be a wife and
mother should have the most care
ful and special education, supervised
by the state, if necessary, in the
physiology and hygiene of her own
body, in the physical, mental and
spiritual guidance of children and
in technical methods of home man
agement, with a few side lights on
the best way to deal with refractory
All of which brings us around to
the fact that, sentimentalists to the
contrary, the professional or busi
ness woman in the end makes a good
homemaker and mother because she
has learned to use her head and io
systematize. Her house will be run
on clock schedule. She won't try
to fill eight or ten jobs in it and
thus fall down on all of them, but
she will fill her kitchen with the
most approved scientific aids; she
will get the best help she can pro
cure. Her house will be run effi
ciently, her children will be brought
up intelligently, her own nerves and
temper will be conserved and she
will always greet her happy husband
with a smile. Exchange.
In a Dream.
Good office boys are at a premium
just now, and the one. engaged ly a
certain business man in one of our
principal cities certainly does not come
up to the prewar standard. He sat
at a little desk in the boss' room, and
that was about all "he seemed capable
of dcing. One afternoon a business
"I want to speak to you privately,"
he said to the principal, with a glance
toward the office boy.
"Oh, that's all right," responded the
boss wearily, "he doesn't know he's
there." ' '
Missing her two-year-old, the moth
er went to look for him, and found
the youngster in the kitchen on the
floor by the coal scuttle, carefully
wiping a piece of coal with his little
"Cleanin toal, mamma," he ex
plained. "Why, sonny, come away-from there.
You can't clean coal." ". . . . '
"Yes, mamma. See?" showing .'the
blackened handkerchief. "All comin'
off all black comin' oil!".
STOLE MILK FROM BABIES
Angora Goat Belonging to New York
Menagerie Proved to Be Entirely
A solution of the problem of the
mysterious disappearance in the last
month of more than a hundred milk
bottles from baby carriages in Cen
tral park was reached in the discov
ery that the culprit is none other
than Nellie, the crippled Angora
goat, which has been allowed the
freedom of the park by Joe Cun
ningham, head keeper of tin park
menagerie, says New York Herald.
Park attendants have been puzzled
lately at the large number of bottles
found strewn in out-of-the-WL
places, and nurse girls have been
perplexed to know what became of
the bottles that were supposed to
soothe their infantile charges into
A nursemaid caught Nellie in the
act of fishing in the folds of the
baby's coverings for the bottle. The
goat was nibbling on the nipple
when the baby yelled something that
sounded like "Police!" and the
maid looked up from her novel in
time to see Nellie beating a retreat,
with her teeth firmly, clutching the
It seems tbat tne goat, now two
months old, broke her leg when two
weeks old. Keepers O'liourke and
Coyle placed the leg in splints and
in the period of convalescence Nellie
lived in state in the elephant house
and learned to drink from a bottle.
THE SQUIRREL PROVIDES FOR THE FUTP1117 BY
PUTTING AWAY A LITTLE AT A TIME. YOU CAN DO
JOIN OUR CHRISTMAS BANKING CLUB WITH 10
CENTS, 5 CENTS, 2 CENTS OR 1 CENT, AND EACH WEEK
INCREASE YOUR DEPOSIT THE AMOUNT YOU STARTED
WITH. IN 50 WEEKS:
10-CENT CLUB PAYS $127.50
5-CENT CLUB PAYS 63.75
2-CENT CLUB PAYS 25.50
1-CENT CLUB PAYS 12.75
"v YOU CAN BEGIN WITH THE LARGEST PAYMENT
FIRST AND DECREASE YOUX WEEKLY PAYMENTS.
WE ALSO HAVE 50 CENTS, $1.00 AND $5.00 CLUBS,
WHERE YOU PAY THE SAME AMOUNT EACH WEEK.
JOIN TODAY. PUT THE CHILDREN IN, TOO.
YOU WILL RECEIVE 4 PER CENT INTEREST.
The First and Citizens
MAKES A DIFFERENCE."
far is it to the.
rjosing - the, crow fas- to - walk
She I 'understand May and Jo
sie are at swords' points over Fred-
Tommv 'Ow far is it to the . die. -
camp, mate? . " I -He At hatpin points would be
; : JNative ja.Dout toive moxies as tne 2 cu:er eMiAfc.
crow flies';'' 1 rfX-'-"
i Tommy WeU,?ow farsjs it
Ttflx -I see by. this paper thai
more, than one-half of the world's
population is feminine.
Nix I don't believe it. If it were
so how do you account for the fact
that one-half of the world doesn't
know how the other- half lives ?
FIFTY THOUSAND AN HOUR.
Twenty-five thousand dollars f oi
a song is quite a neat, but not gaudy
sum for a half hour's vrork. That is
What George M. Cohan earned foi
his war song "Over There," which
he dashed off in exactly 30 minutes,
says a New York correspondent. He
sold it to a New York music pub
lisher for that sum. The price oi
$25,000 represents $161 a word and
$138 a note. A complete opera such
as one by Puccini, for instance, is
frequently valued at $15,000. The
highest previous payments per word
for writing were $1 to Kipling and
$2 to Col. Theodore Eoosevelt. But
it took a war jingle, done in half an
hour, to run the price up to 161 a
Norfolk Horse Exchange
808 Union Street, Norfolk, Va.
EVERY FRIDAY -
We haVe every saW day 200
-I understand he Dalnted !-' koorl rf .Southern WofSCS and
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webs on the ceiling so perfectly that , r i; m11A
trying t9 mules. lVCiy livi
guararteed as tepresentea at
de cr money rerunuc
the maid wore herself out
pweep them down.
She There may have been such aa
artist, but there never was such a , Sale CT money IreiUIM
iwill. rrlaH r handle JamC
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Norfolk, Va., Jan. , WnT.
WHAT HAVE YOU
, IVni.U Fail to Att.e? " "
PET)ENT bv Jarvis Fentress. TlfSrCn A VC ATM F V I .JjUl 3
PENDENT by Jarvis S-
The following prices represent act
' ual sales made to-day:
Items not quoted were not sold to
day and the Food Administration pro
hibits auotations other than actua.
: Eggs ' 63c
H-ns 37 to 40c
Geese, dressed and drawn
DONE ABU0T IT?
. 45c to 50c
45c to 48c
55c to 60c
45c to 50cfl
pThe: ;; story next . weeK- win . pe "inc
j. A WAR RAT lOTf.
Her Hushand -What's hecomo of
all those bone collar buttons I
brought home last night ?
Mrs. Titus Wadde You can't af
ford to gratify your vanity with such
luxuries as bone. when, there's a
tortage of food. I put theiala tm
Turkeys, drawn .
Ducks, dressed . .
i Hogs, small
J 'ogs, heavy
Sweet Potatoes, Nancy Halls and
f nfcan Yams $5.00 to $
Ilaymans , $5.00 to
Irish Potatoes ..
FORD: 5 Passenger
moblie, ail 3ew ures. par
One marked effff. will '
mendous increase in all iins.
pur leaders asse-t that his
1 now and will .ontinu to
yj?ars to come on seetl:.-ng 1
While the European war up
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Clothe and furnish all kinds oiwm
ftr the rebuilding of France,
aervia, Roumania, Turkey sni kusbi
This will mean untold millions ol
abilars to be put into circulation
this country. It means tnw eddeM
.... 22t4woman and child will feel the fidei
9nf (touch of this enormous r ':"'frl"Me
they are. prepared io ta.t
of their" opportunities.
BUT MARK THI8 Wt-"
The odds again 3t the i1 ;
will be greater f roja now m 11
15c to lc
18c to aoc
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aa rapiiy --- . ' r,are3l
nao TOT in : ' 1
coin p- t o '
are being forna?.'! at th
Business to" . ;
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