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THE INDEPENDENT; ELIZABETH CITY. N.
W. 0. SAUNDERS, Editor
Published every Friday by, W. 0. Saunders at 505 East Fear
ing St., Elizabeth City, Pasquotank County, North Carolina.
Subscription Rates: 1 Year $1.50; 6 months $1.00; 3
months 50c; Payable in Advance."
AND BACK OF IT ALL IS
THE BOSS" MACK SAWYER
Entered as 2nd class matter at the pos of fice at Elizabeth City, N. C, June 9, 1903
FRIDAY, FEB. 14, 1919.
PROHIBITION measures invariably have a purgative effect
nnn -RprsfiTitntivG Bureess of Camden County. He is always
missing when a vote is taken on a prohibition measure in the
House of Representatives. He disappeared when the ratification
of the national amendment was before the House and he slipped
quietly out of the H6use the other day just before a vote was
taken on the State Marshall bill.
Spence Wants More Pay
yy BTATi Justice George J. Spence has sent to Pasquotank's
f C Representative in the General Assembly a petition signed
W J by several hundred citizens asking for an increase in his
salary as Trial Justice. Judge Spence gets $75 a month and he
thinks he ought to get $100. Upon the record that Judge Spence
has made since he became Trial Justice his salary should be re
duced, instead of being raised. Since his court has been supplied
with a Prosecuting Attorney, about half the work that has fallen
upon this court has been taken off the Trial Justice. In future
Judge Spence will not have to compromise himself and prostitute
his office when it is desirable to his Bosses to suppress indictments
against friends and henchmen of the Sawyer regime. He can ex
plain to his Bosses in future that he can't do their .bidding because
an honest Prosecuting Attorney stands in the way. This ought to
be worth something to him. He can worry along on $75 a month
until another general election and then, if he doesn't like the pay,
he can get out. If the people of Pasquotank show good judgement
he wll get out anyway.
Jew, Christian and Truth
R. HENRY MORGENTHAU, rormer AmDassaaor. 01 me
United States to Turkey, made a remarkable statemen
in a speech delivered in Raleigh the other night and :
fiavo innirpH in vain for the state tress to make note of it. Dr.
Morgenthau said, in effect, that if the Jews had continued a war
like an aggressive people and practised less the traits of humility
and peacefulness, there might have been 500 million Jews and 13
million Christians in the world today, instead"bf 13 million Jews
and 500 million Christians. What a splendid suggestion tor tne
Turn that statement of Dr. Morgenthau's over in your mind
Is it not a fact that those nations and peoples who borrowed their
religion from the Jews borrowed most of the ancient Jewish ideas
of aggressive, sanguine and brutal warfare along with the Jewish
religion? Is it not also a fact that the peoples who borrowed their
religion from the Jews 'have taken guidance principally from the
Jewish Old Testament writers and given less heed to the com
mandments of Jesus Christ? Is the modern Jew less Christlike in
his private life and conduct than those who profess to be Christ
ians and express hatred for the race from whom they borrowed
their religion? These and a host of other thoughts arise out of
Dr. Morgenthau's suggestion.
A Political Thought
Tt TOOK a casual inventory of the personell of the General
1 Assembly of North Carolina the other day and observed
JULl that it was composed largely of merchants, manufactur
ers, lawyers and land-owners. And I thought how fortunate these
Representatives of the classes; were to be able to sit there in peace
and privilege and make laws to suit themselves and their class in
terests without having the laboring masses of the state throwing
bricks, cabbages, rotten eggs and verbal denunciations at them
day in and day out.
And it occurred to me that if that General Assembly were
composed of day laborers, carpenters, cotton mill workers, saw
mill laborers, mechanics and farm hands, who would truly repre
sent a majority of the people in the state, what a howl would go
up incessantly from the lawyers, the merchants, the manufactur
ers and the land barons !
The privileged classes in North Carolina are blessed and don't
know it. And maybe the working classes are blessed also. If the
working classes asserted their majority strength and captured a
majority of seats in the General Assembly they would immediately
cease to be good citizens, in the eyes of the classes, and would be
branded Bolsheviki. The average workingman in North Carolina
would rather starve to death than be called a Bolshevist. The
chief enterprise of the class interests should be to make Bolshe
vism as hateful, odious and ignoble as printer's ink can make it.
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decent people, inexperienced in politics;
must unite. And the only way they can
get an anti-Mack Sawyer administra
tion is to turn down flat any man who
is on -speaking terms with Old Man
Mack Sawyer. No man in" this town is
incorruptible who allows himself to be
on good terms with Mack Sawyer. Put
that fact in your hat and you will have
a safe guide in. picking candidates tc
fill the various municipal offices in thit
Working men particularly should
take to heart the lesson to be learned
from what happened to Officer Rough -ton.
Old Man Mack has thrived as a
politician because he always knew how
to bunco the working man and controT
his vote. He has made a-specialty of
making the working class in this town
believe that he was their friend and
champion. The working class can not
name a single tiling Mack Sawyer
politics has ever done for working men.
And there never was a working man
who got a measly job at the hands of
Mack Sawyer who didn't have to sell
his soul to get it. Roughton forgot
that part of his contract and lost his
job as a result. Any other worKing
man who ever gets anything at tne
hands of Mack Sawyer's gang will get
exactly what Roughton got when oc
casion arises. If the working class
would manifest . their native intelli
gence and noi take their politics from
Mack Sawyer, then would Mack Saw
yer's hold be broken without a ngnt.
But as it is there must be a determined
fight if there is to be a change. I
hope recent events have so aroused the
fighting spirit of this town that there
will be a real fight for decency in the
municip al election in this city this
RACING AT ELIZABETH CITY'S
OLD FAIR GROUNDS
Horsemen Plan Weekly Matinees and
Holiday Purse Meetings.
Lierht harness horsemen here are
planning a big racing season and in ad
dition to weekly matinees beginning
May 1, have arranged for purse meet
ing on Memorial day and July 3, 4
and 5. The track here is one of the best
in the South, being only one mile from
town and there is every creature com
fort for horsemen and their charges
There are two events for $400 purses
on Memorial day, 2:25 trot and 2:25
pace, and three class races for $300
purses, 2:15 trot, 2:15 pace and free
for all, in addition to an event for local
horses. ' Nominations to tne staice
events close March 1 and horses must
be named May 15. Good purses are
up for the July meeting, there being
nine races spread over the three days.
These comprise purses of ?i,ooo ror
2:25 trot and 2:25 pace, and $500 each
for 2:30, 2:20 and 2:15 trot, 2:20, 2:15
and 2:12 pace and free for all. Nomi
nations for these events must be re
ceived April 1 and-horses must be nam
ed June 1.
The Memorial races will be decided
upon the three heat plan, and upon its
success will depend whether it will be
adopted at the July races. National
trotting rules will govern the meetings.
Entry blanks can be secured from C
P. CLIFFORD, Mgr., P. O. Box 313
Elizabeth City, N. C.
In last weeks issue Tf THE INDE
PENDENT there appeared an account
of the last meeting of the Board of
Aldermen. Thru an error it was stated
that Officer Cherry had given a woman
refuge over the City Hall on the night
of January 20. An apology is due for
the error as the officer involved was
another and not Cherry, as stated.
Of Other Days
1 Old gives way to new. . Old
methods of artificial lighting, once
considered excellent; are now re
placed by ' modern oil, gas; and
The old tallow candles and the
old method of selecting glasses go
together both primitive both
best of the times in which they
flourished both are now "back
Artificial aid for ailing sight
has more than kept pace with ar- -tificial
light. Present eyesight
care, exemplified in modern opto
metry, is as remote from the tal
low candle day as is electricity.
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Jjr E HAVE an abundance of imported tooth rushes contract
A ' ed for before the prices were advanced. You can get as
good a pure white bristle brush as ever at ine yiry urns
Store for 25c and we guarantee the bristles to stay in. Have
vou seen our "Kewpie" tooth brushes for the little folks?
Their teeth need attention as well as yours. The Kewpie'
brush is designed especially for them. We also have the new sani
tary brushes that fold mto the handle, lhey are dust proorand best
quality bristles. Everyone needs a toothbrush holder. We have
these sanitary little cases in Parisian Ivory and metal for 25c. -
And for its cleansing and whitening effect we want to recom
mend A. D. S. Peroxide Tooth Paste to go with your brush. It is the
best tooth paste value we know of for a quarter.
THE CITY DRUG STORE
Phone No. 288.
Cor. Water and Matthews Sts. -:-
H. S. OVERMAN
Elizabeth City, N. C.
V. K. OVERMAN
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wmte wyanaoueb at uie r i 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 pro
nibits quotations other than actual
Young Chickens 38c to 40c
Phone 280, Elizabeth City, N. C. dressed and drawn'.:'..".'.';".; 40c
Turkeys, live . 38c to 40c
in 1918. He was also a winner
at Wilson, N. C., in January.
As egg layers and general pur
pose fowls they are unexcelled.
For setting eggs see
C. M. Cooper
A CARD OF THANKS
"We wish to express our sincere
thanks to our many friends and neigh
bors for the kindness and sympathy
shown us during the illness and death i
of our beloved husband and father. C
E. Layden. ' ' I
MRS. C. E. LAYDEN !
AND CHILDREN. i
FOR SALE: Pure bred Duroc-Jersey
gilts for sale. Bred to farrow about
May 20th. None better anywhere.
Must be seen to be appreciated, entit
led to register. F. F. COHOON, Eliza
beth City, N. C. pF14-2t
THE FARM MECHANIC A
BRAND NEW PROFESSION
Farm Mechanics a Profitable and At
tractive Vocation For War
In other days a "farm mechanic" was
usually a chap who geould solder up the
hole in a milk bucket, repair the pump
or paint the wagon, or tinker with the
clock. Today the terms means that he
is a highly skilled artisan, employed as
such by larger farms. In the plowing
season he is tractor operator, engineer
of the motive machinery which pulls
the gang plows, harrows and seeders,
doing the work at one cut of half a
dozen plow teams and men.
He is engineer and superintendent
of the reaping and threshing in their
season. He supervises and operates
the cutting of silage and filling of silos.
He takes care of the dairy machinery or
the . electric light plant of the farm.
He looks after the upkeep of the auto
mobiles and trucks of the establish
ment. Such are in general "the duties
of the -farm mechanic" for which dis-.
abled soldiers are being reeducated by
the United States government through
the federal board for vocational edu
cation. Disabled men are given a sup
port fund of $65 per month while study
ing and adequate support for depen
dents. AH expenses of the course are
paid by the government.
War disabled farm boys are prefer
red for' education along these lines.
Their practical knowledge '' of agricul
ture being a valuable and almost essen
tial basis upon which to build. Large
farm and plantation owners forced by
labor condition to turn more to mech
anical labor saving devices are eager
bidders for competent men and offer
attractive salaries. "
The federal board . for vocationa'
education at' Washington is desirous of
getting in communication with war dis
abled farm young men who would be
interested in taking training for the
farm mechanics and similar courses.
The albatross spends its life, with
the exception of a few. weeks given
each year to nesting, entirely at sea,
and is on the wing practically all the
time. Furthermore, it does not progress
by napping its wings as most birds do,
but seems to soar at will, rarely, if
ever, giving a stroke of the wing, seem
ing to need no impetus. At nesting
time, which is early in the year, the
albatross repairs to an Isolated island,
such as one of the Crozet islands, in
the southern Indian ocean, or Trislan
Da Cunha, In the South Atlantic ocean.
Why yes! Of course, no
better time to invest in
diamonds tnan now.
See our stock.
H. C. Bright
. Hinton Bldg.
Elizabeth City, N. C.
Ducks, dressed .
20c to 22c
Hogs, small , 20c
Hogs, heavy isc
Calves, dressed 4 igc to 20c
Beef forequarters 15C
Beef hindquarters lgc to 20c
Sweet Potatoes, Nancy Halls and
Cuban Yams J6 Oft tn $? sn
Haymans $5.50 to $6.00
Irish Potatoes $3.00
A hen 'house should be painted every
year just as your house is cleaned.
Germs and harmful infections grow in
the paint of a henery and the. removal
of these every year is a great help to
the nesting birds who must live a great
part of their lives betwixt these four
walls teeming with hurtful animals.
The chicken yard should be cleaned
once a week instead of once a month
as most farmers deem enough for the
Provisions are meeting with all sorts
of disasters at present. Eggs are drop
ping, butter is falling and potatoes are
slumping. Bread seenw to be the only
thing that is- rising.
The regular term of the Superior courfr
convened here, this .week". Nothing of
special interest came up at this time
except 'the case of "the Newbern Pro
duce Co. against the Norfolk Southern
Rail Road. No decision has yet been !
reached. The Hinton Will C.H k TITO O
To Our Farmer Friends
In order to carry necessary stock and sell for less. We
are compelled to unload our stock each season almost
regardless of price, and sell for spot cash. WE ORDER
ED and RE-ORDERED Gum Boots, and about the time
we were about to despair GUM BOOTS began to arrive,
and believe me as King Pharoah thought the earth had
turned to frogs, I thought ih was turning to Gum Boots.
They are LAMBERTSVILLE the BEST. My point is this
I don't want to carry them over, and a word to the wise
should be sufficient. . .
PEOPLE'S BARGAIN STORE
Same Old Stand, Next to Quinn's, Poin dexter Street.
BARLOW HARRELL, Mgr.
This war has opened up untold ad
I vantages to men and women in ovonr
branch of trade and business. You never
Know when you may need the expert
eime or a Dusiness education. All ud
10 aate business houses demand skilled
Those who are holding high positions
are many who began as Stenographers
ana were so competent they soon prov
ed themselves invaluable to their em
"We place or pupils just" as soon as
they prove they are capable, and 'are
constantly being asked - for capable
pupils to fill positions. Good steno
graphers were neyed in greater demand
than at the present time. The odds are
too great against the incompetent.
New and rapidly 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
See MRS. WM. BOETTCHER, Rob
inson , Building, Poindexter . Street,
Elizabeth City, N. C. ,
There is no single boy -who has
been in the Service, returning at this time, who is not
worthy of honor and esteem for the fact'of his Service.
Our debt of gratitude is so great, so keenly
felt, that not only do we specially welcome re
turning soldiers and sailors to our store and
service, but we promise you special price ad
vantages when you call.
We go further, and extend these courtesies and spec
ial privileges to those purchasing gifts on behalf of such
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Enlarged Portraits. I can meet any agent's price but they can not
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FOR THE EYES
Do you ever suffer from headaches
nervousness, dizziness or nausea?
If so, nd doubt you have eye trou
ble which should . be attended to.
Nor are these all of the symptoms
- of weak. eyes. Blurred print when
reading, discomfort in doing near
work, redness of the eyes. are. also
signs that your eyes need atten
In our examination of the eyes we
use several methods by which we
are able to detect any irregularity
of the eye. We use neither drugs.
drops, nor place any preparation
in the eyes, for not only are they .
unnecessary, but at timas are
harmful. "We examine not only
the refractive conditions of the eyes
vbut also the muscles .'and the in- -
terior ' conditions and dd so by
scientific methods wbich elimin
ates all guess work.
. DR. Tr W SELIG,
521 'lain St. , 7 ; ; . v
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NEW SAMPLE SHOE STORE
j "LJAVING just opened a new Job and Sam-
j. pie Shoe Store to handle Shoes exclu-
sively, and having almost all grades and sizes -
in both high and low cut for Spring and Sum-
mer wear We invite you to come down and
S . look our stock over. Every pair will be of fer-
F ed at wholesale prices. y ' , ,(
E We are now located at 220 Poindexter St.
Hams & Son
Cor. Poindexter and Burgess Sts.
j T. W. Wffliams; Jr.s Old Fruit Stand near old
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