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a SAUNDERSi Editor
id every Friday by W. 0. Saunders at 505 East Fear-
eth City; Pasquotank County, North Carolina.
1 Year $1.50; 6 months $1.00; 3
s SOc; Payable ini Advance.
matter at the posof fic at Elizabeth City, N. C, June 9. 1908
ited there ire $25!o6o,o66.6b to
property in) North Carolina that pay no taxes.
rood idea for our legislators in the present Gener-
fconsider this fact ? It is worthy of most serious
view of the - financial "condition confronting the
ore taxes must come from somewhere. The
lwavs expected to set the finest examples in "good
The church should cease'being a tax dodder and in-
2lf respect ; by tendering unto Caesar the things that
on $2,500 aye.ar net .mco has the cbstrof living ad
vanced, but standards of: living have . advanced since present sal
aries for. judges .were fixed. ; Other able judges of the Superior
Court .wijl resign, within another twelve month, if salaries are not
increased? North Carolina mttst . do better, by herSupenor Court
Judges or. she will presently have, only la mediocre set of judges.
It would be a calamity indeed to lower the present high standard
of the judiciary of North Carolina. ' :,y : ; 'i0 yZ y
If the present General Assembly of North Carolina does not
increase the salaries and expenses of judges of the Superior Court
it will presently be possible -for any Uttie wnipper snapper oi; a
lawyer, to aspire, with assurance to vfhe Superior Court ; bench.
Strong,: able, efficient, honorable, self-respecting lawyers wiu not
hA Wttatte for a ubsthlchiiow assuresthem an mcome less
than that to be practice in anyiittle
one horse town. : y 'I 'r - .' :v :o:'rZ ' : r ' - ': r
leath penalty is a heritage of the past. States that re-
ath penalty are but slaves to a custom and are not in
r the fullest nossible development. The present General
ibly of North Carolina may not abolish capital punishment.
ie abolition of capital punishment will come.
felS newspaper long ago insisted that all persons applying
license to marry should be made to show certificates of health.
governor of North Carolina has indorsed that proposition and
present General Assembly will consider it. This , newspaper
not move so far in advance of its times after all. Its radical
to-day are the conservative ideas of to-morrow
Get Them Started
esteemed contemporary, The Advance, makes the fol-
idwing good natured and timely comment upon the pre
sent local management Of THE INDEPENDENT:
ito the legislature came off the press last week on time
f . . . . . ....
kfo. its. usual high standard of mecnamcal and iiterary
?flence. With Mrs. W. O. Saunders as business manager
d with Mrs. Catherine Dean as city editor, THE INDEPEN
DENT is marching on. , But for the signed write-ups of the
riplature; from Raleigh one would never know from the
that Saunders is not on his regular beat. And just that
ling is the only point in "which one finds the. slightest
ft v;ith the nw staff. With two women running the paper,
n:., L fn-!. nnwiol-liiTiff ino Tiffin YAf rHffAT-
Perhaps we shall get it this week."
-Our neighbor agonizes unreasonably. It is enough to ex-
. . -- .r. . . i-i . J.T r-1 J TH-ninvlf
beet TidE LN DEPEiN DEiN 1 IO UOiQ Its owttwuii cauuueis xaiiiiocn
5. two hundred miles away. More should not be expected. However
there is nothing under the sun to prevent the femmine managers
of this institution attempting something different if they take a
notion. One thing is certain, the politicians in this town should
Pnot ache to have Mrs. Dean and Mrs. Saunders open up on them,
and say what THEY think, as freely as saunaers mmseii nas aone
in the past. .
We have just ende-i our fourth
year's business in Elizabeth City.
The first year's, 1915, business
was very satisfactory- The sec
ond year's, 1916 sales were $7,
333.37 more than the first. The
nvi vpat'a. 1917. sales were
$7,361.90 more than the previ
ous one.' The fourth year.s
1918, sales were $7,2 77.92 more
than the one before; thus mak
ing an actual increase in our
sales last year, 1918, over year
1915, three years previous, of
There is a reason for the
steady growth indicated by the
above figures. What is it? We
study the wants of Men and
Boys, as well as Value, and
Style of Clothing, and do our
level best to get what they want J
PresL Houtz Makes
Appeal For Needed
By A.; B, HOUTZ
Elizabeth City fast awakening" to
the fact that our boys and young men
as a class are not "measuring up" men
tally", morally or physically. ' -
Profanity, dishonesty, low scholar
ship, cigarette smoking, gambling, loaf
ing, vulgarity, immorality, low ideals
and lack of piety are common eviit
among our boys.
One flf our Heading pastors m ms-
cussing this matter, a iew uajo B
said "The condition of our young men
is simply appalling."
If this is a true statement of . tact,
hat whose door does the fault lie and
'what can be done?
The Home ,
Does the average parent give his boy
even a fair share of his thought, time ot
encouragement. Does he join him In
his play hour.-discussing with him
those things in which the boy is in
tensely interested? Does he know the
ioD vinnta tviA hov is reading? Is tne
average parent making any eiiort yra
c d b odd I d a n a a n n a n
a n a n a n
at the very lowest possible pn-iever to go through the most critical
period or nis Doys me
r i i- nf interest in nis boy
ttt T, . n-t-nnir n K i cr i s n i,imoeif the name of tne
We nCJW UaVc 111 rsLKJyi a uiuJ6i"6 -v
uno rf pwrvthin sr that a Man or.- & " Th school
Boy wears. Lots of which areio CSfS5,"
for the'eoming Spring; and, with qUate funds to supply nqeedeVc0lin'
1 frmr,,1oVlhl on.l Vll"""-.
your uuuiuiucu iiicnuouiL. sufficient teacners
patronage, for which I most
earnestly ask, we hope to make
this year, 1919, .surpass all prev
ious ones in growth.
Come to see us, we will save
Elizabeth City, N. C.
Opposite Love's Market
Every one admires beautiful and lustrous hair and justly so. ;
And yet nearly every one with proper care and attention can have
a healthy, luxuriant growth of hair. ' J . -
Whether you have a "crown of glory'-or your hair is thin and dull,
you ought to use . ' - ' ! . -
OUR QUININE AND SAGE HAIR TONIC:
Valuable in maintaining the natural color, softness; attractiveness
and luxuriant growth of the hair.
It aids in keeping the scalp healthy and in eradicating dandruff.
You'll like this delightful preparation. We personally guarantee
its high quality. " " ; -
Be sure to come in and get a bottle of this delightful
preparation the next time you're down our way.
PRICE 50c A BOTTLE.
E OTY DRUG STORE
Phone No. 288. H. S. OVERMAN, Registeied Pharmacist.
. Cor. Water and Matthews Sts. -:- Elizabeth City, N. C.
IVof A Valid Obiectinn
jHE only serious objection I have heard in reference to my
-C nTfmfisfid Teaislative act abolishing capital Dunishment
.in North Carolina, is from those who fear that it will ten 3 Esss
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icrease mob violence, very aDie men ten me mat n unu
blina abohshes capital punishment iir. certain horrible cases,
citizenship will be inspred to take the law into its own nana3
inflict the death penalty according to its own notions..
This objection looks reasonable enough on its face, but it
nnt. bear : analvsis. The state has lynchings now, under its
s providing capital punishment, because the state itself indor-
murder as the nenalty for certain crimes. .
UttW RtatR can never hone to educate the mob in good citizen-
ri. thft state can never hoDe to discourage lynchings; the state
'rr never hope to instill into all its citizens a resDect for human
v-imtil'the "state itself sets an example in Christian cnaracter
feavR-thni its rjubhe laws that capital punishment is bfutaliz-
hgrbarbaric, hateful and in every way opposed to good govern-
hent. The mob kills its victim because tne state kuis. me state
as said that kiUing is the thing. When the state itself no longer
ndones killing it will he possible to inject a wnoiesome xnougnt
into the heads of mobs.- ' -" - , i . :
w"iisive thft mob SDirit with us in spite of our laws providing
capital punishment and: because of them. We have our mobs in
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anito of triATn because caDitai-pumsnmeni nas gruwu w,uuunr
ful to -the average citizen thai it is almost impossible to get.a con
xnMirin Xa. r-aA involvihe capital punishment. Our juries to-day
aOT, Tw.Tfta to acauit a felon, rather than take his blood on
thoir rTtft bringing in a verdict involving the death penalty.
The oiiir is rifimoralizine tolhe courts and to law and order. The
mob-is inspired to ;take the law into its. own hands because the
a oo Snr fiirintionlnfi: nronerly in respect to capital offenses.
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The abolition of capital punishment will make for more conviction
ai .rimes The electric chair must go with the gallows.
- lynchings' flourish in those states which resort to the death
penalty with the greatest frequency, as siausucs wiu suuw.
Norfolk, Va., Jan. 17, 1919.
Reported especially for THE INDE
PENDENT by- Jarvis & Fentress.
. The following prices represent act
ual sales made to-day:
Items not quoted were not Sold to
day and the Food Administration pror
hibits quotations other than actua.
40c to 42c
'. .. . ... 40c
50c to 55c.
. . . .... .20c
45c to 50c
18c -to '20c
15c to 20c
,18c to 20c
Geese, live ".
Geese, dressed and drawn;
Turkeys, live .'. . . .
Turkey sv undrawn .... '. ...
Turkeys, drawn . r
Roosters . . . :
Ducks, dressed ...........
Hogs, heavy .
Calves .-. A
Beef "f orequarters .....
Beef hindquarters ........
Sweet Potatoes, Nancy Halls and
Cuban . Yams . . . .
Haymans . . $5.00 . to
.ri sh " Potatoes ..... . .
-r::At. cnnriv Sfhftnl Su.nerinten
donts and Teachers report a lac of in"
".vnrtii while" things that
is distressing. The counter attractions
to the church seem too great to be o
vercome and yet therrealization is clear
that something must be done.
While realizing the need our Alder
men have insufficient funds to provide
a single public facility for wholesome
iYtic nlav erouna
.swimming pool. or even a skating rink
and children Home trom scnoui must.
the streets and alleys witn tne auenu
ihg physical and-noral dangers.'
If we want to make the most of our
boys we must see that the time between
school hours and bed time is spent in a
wholesome atmosphere that will tend
to bring out the best that is in them.
Let it be understood clearly there is
no infallible and absolute method for
making perfect men. - Human nature is
too varied and hereditary traits too
deeply seated to expect any one plan
or line of action to produce perfect re
sults. We are not . dealing with clay
that can be shaped to the potters hand
but with life. No more can we mould
a life than can we take a bud and fash
ion a perfect flower. We can simply
give the bud the proper environment,
sunshine, warmth, moisture, and the
life within the bud unfolds itself into
; (Continued-on page 5)
WILL ADDRESS A. . L.
W. O. Saunaers will address the con
vention of the North Cai6lina Anti
Saloon League in RalMgh tris morn
ing.- The subject assigned to him is
The Voice From The East."
- NOTICE 1
Sale6f Valuable Property
- By virtue of a Deed of Trust execut
ed to me by Joseph. Godfrey and wife
Charlotte for certain purposes therein
mentioned which said Deed of Trust
bears date September 5. mSandis
registered in .the office of the Registei
of Deeds of Pasquotank County, n
Book 47, Page 235.-6. I shall on Satur
day, February. 15,-1919 at 12 o'clock M
offer for sale at the Court House Door
. jj ,r ot TiiV.iif. Auction, for
cash, the property Conveyed to meJn
. j t-.,i Trust- Bounded on the
North by Chancey Lane; East by the
lands ot proctor rooi, Jr"
i t T7i Tirnthersi nnd on tne west
by Chancey Lane or Road and the
of Chas. W. Dance. ix Demg i
the Joseph Pool tract of land, andth
same lands conveyed to Joseph God
frey by E. F. Aydlett and wife by Deed
dated January 4. 1913 and recorded in
Book 37,, Page 21 to wmcn rewu
is hereby made for fuller d escnption
Containing by actual survey 25.2 acres
. -- --' -C. E. THOMPSON,
- : ' - ,. -. Trustee
This 18th day? of January; 19i9.
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XBBNortharltnaas . snocKeo T recenuy --, wjien
(KHaiTVWhedhee of Greenville, easUy one or tne
t"oUnrAst: arid ablest jurists In" the state; retired from the
n.todevote himself to the private practice
of law judge Whedbees resignation caused a greatdealof ppecu
!bn?and revrved talbf
. .t' ze, grooming Mm-
Mxtf for others political honox
PUUUVJ . .T. .1. ii t fno- tall 4- ott4
s&ffi nfftdbeejauit Jcato beTemained;a
; i Superior. Court Judge is allowed a salary
c. ' . 2.- tnr a falnv dav. Thef e r ish't a Superior Court
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r cream, try iB this jnwlcmd)to
the advantage of both vaifaaixhtt greasy
oprMtfW : tt VmW mttv the slani toT soften heal oi
beaudfivr Mike a wcmderful baairaitpofwderi Tafco
c pane a jar or vomoinanon vjreazzv joxucu tooay..
THAT SMALL CHANGE YOU HAVE IN Y00R POCK
ET, AND USUALLY SPEND FOOLISHLY, WOULD SOON
AMOUNT TO A NICE UTTLE SUM IF YOU PUT IT IN OUR
CHRISTMAS BANKING CLUB.
JUST TRYJ COME IN AND JOIN. IT COSTS NOTH
ING TO JOIN AND IN ONLY FIFTY WEEKS YOU WLL
THANK US FOR URGING YOU TO DO SO.
BESIDES THE 1 CENT, 5 CENT Ajffl) 10 CENT IN
CREASING AND DECREASING aUBSWE HAVE 50
r CENTSLOO, SKOOpR ANY amouot
COMEIN Am LET US EXPLAIN THE PLAN TO YOU.
YOU WILL RECEIVE 4 PER CENT INTEREST.
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