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thf INDEPENDENT EUZABETH CITY. N. C.
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W. 0. SAUNDERS, Editor
Published every Friday by W. U. launders atjujwi ru
ing St., flizabeth City, Pasquotank County, North Carolina.
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2nd class matter at the pes office at Elizabeth City, N. C June 9, 1908
FRIDAY, APRIL 4,1919.
THE editor of THE INDEPENDENT is in New York City this
week. If anything goes wrong, Diame it uil
I HAVE been asked to define the word Bolshevism. From
the best enlighfment I can get from newspaper paragraphers and
cartoonists it seems to mean "bushy whiskers."
AMONG pther things the war has given the United States is a
brand new crop of millionaires. The number is estimated at 22,
000 One authority declares that the rake-off of war-profiteers
was multiplied 500 per cent by America's entry into the world
war. No wonder Bolshevism is so frightful.
ELIZABETH CITY needs a community center and an audi
torium The two could be combined and the cost would not be
a burden to this healthy, vigorous, hard-working community.
This city needs an auditorium seating not less than 3,000 persons.
We can never do much in the way of "getting together" until we
have some place where we can get together. Come to think about
it, our town hasn't a single, solitary common rallying point.
Li " ' " '
THE North Carolina Cotton Association announces that it
will soon publish a list of the slacker counties in North Carolina
that have not joined with their neighbors in the plan to hold their
cotton for higher prices and decrease their acreage one third.
Pasquotank is in the "slacker" class. Just why the farmers of
this county haven't organized is not easily explained. Many
farmers in this county are holding their cotton and reducing their
acreage. Pasquotank farmers generally favor the plan. Lack of
organization probably is due solely to the lack of some dominant
personality to take hold.
Will Your School Get One?
yjHti remarkable offer of a Webster's New International
if C Dictionary to public schools and public school teachers
VV J and students, now being made by this newspaper, is
meeting with enthusiastic responses. A number of schools are
going to get this dictionary this week, or all signs fail There
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by this lively newspaper. Webster's New International is, next to
the Bible, perhaps the greatest book in the world. It contains
more than 400,000 vocabulary terms, 12,000 biographical entries,
30,000 geographical subjects, 6,000 illustrations and a vast amount
of other matter, all crowded into 2,700 big pages, thumb indexed
and bound in heavy art buckram. The present low price of this
dictionary is $12. ' And this newspaper is giving one to every
school, to every teacher and to every student who will turn in
24 annual subscriptions to THE INDEPENDENT at $1.50 a year.
Think of it; only $36 worth of subscriptions to this newspaper
gets one of these genuine Webster's. The advertisement of the
offer is repeated elsewhere in this newspaper this week. It may
not appear again.
I TOLD YOU SO!
In last week's issue of this
paper I told you that I was
then visiting New York and
Baltimore for the purpose of
buying the latest creations in
Youns Mens Suits for Easter.
Now, I want to say that I not
only got what I went after, but
I got more! First-class up-to-date
clothing is mighty scarce,
but I never let up until I found
what I wanted. I not only bought
the latest stuff on the market,
but I bought a big line of them.
And more than that, I bought
them for a great deal less money
than I expected to get such
quality merchandise for.
My saving is yours. I am go
ing to pass them on to my cus
tomers at the same low price
that I paid for them, plus a rea
sonable live-and-let-live profit.
In this line of Clothing you
will find all the Newest Models
out.,. But the Waist-Line, Single
and Double Breast Coat Suits in
solid Blues, Grays and Mixed
Colors, with Silk Linings, are the
leaders for the Season.
Our line of Silk Shirts, are
strictly up to the Minute in
Style. And prices, exceedingly
Our line of Hats and Caps, are
simply Great, both as to Style
and Quality. Price of Caps, 50
cents to $3.; Hats, $2.50 to $6.,
including John B. Stetson's.
Our famous line of Regal, and
Endicott, Johnson & Co. Shoes,
including all the newest shapes
in both High and Low Quarters,
are now open for your inspec
tion. Every pair guaranteed to
give perfect satisfaction, or your
money refunded. Prices, $3.00
You should, by all means, see
our line of Silk Sox and Neck
Ties, before buying elsewhere.
Prices, 35 cents to $2.00 for the
Ties, and 35 cents to $1. for Sox.
This tops the Climax! We ve
stuck the knife good and deep
into our best line of made-to-
order suits. Practically every
Suit has been reduced in price.
In some instances, the price has
been reduced Thirteen Dollars in
the suit. Fit Guaranteed or
C. A. COOKE,
Elizabeth City, N. C.
Didn't Use His Eyes Enough
'HE First District's able representative in Congress, Hon.
John H. Small, made a speech at Rocky Mount the other
night. Mr. Small devoted part of that speech to flaying
the Federal government for its usurpation of power formerly vest
ed in the States. He saw great danger in the centralization of the
powers of government in this country. He might have gone on
and said that President Wilson, the greatest autocrat in the world,
is responsible for this centralization of power. But Mr. Small is
too good a Democrat to engage in such personalities.
Having paid his respects to Wilsonian centralization of power,
Mr. Small then turned upon labor and accused labor of playing a
sorry part in the war, declaring that capital has given more freely
and co-operated more heartily in the war than any other class.
Mr. Small said he was not at all pleased with the spirit he found
among the workers in the war industries of America. He says
their spirit was generally a spirit of making all they could for
themselves and doing as little as possible for their employers.
It probably has failed to occur to Mr. Small that labor took
its cue for its conduct in this war from the capitalists who are
so warmly praised by Mr. Small. The laboring class on govern
ment contracts was in a position to see the extravagance and
waste and graft in war work. They saw how billions were reck
lessly spent, the government often getting a dollar's value for an
expenditure of ten dollars. The workers were given a taste of the
stupendous possibilities. They were paid higher wages than ever
before and were given to understand that it wasn't necessary to
rush work. The contractor, working on a cost plus basis, didn't
care how the work lagged. The more the workmen shirked, the
greater the cost of the job and the greater the contractor's profit
It didn't take the workers long to see how things were going and
the workers, being hunan, thought they were entitled to just as
much of the loot as any one else. In fact, the intelligent worker
thought he was more entitled to the loot than the pudgy con
tractor who toiled not and spun only so many yarns to explain
why he required 90 days to complete a 30 day job.
Of course the contractors and other war profiteers were very
patriotic ; patriotism became their chief stock in trade ; they gave
liberally as a matter of good investment. Their giving cost them
not the ache of a muscle nor the loss of a single drop of perspira
tion. Mr. Small says he personally observed the attitude of labor
in and around Norfolk. It's a pity he didn't observe and comment
about some other things in and around Norfolk.
A sturdy tramp went into a subur
ban garden where the lady of the
house was occupied in attending to
her flowers. He took no notice of
her refusal to give him some cop
pers, but continued to annoy her un
til a large dog appeared, barking
loudly. The lady seized his collar
and held it, calling out : "You had bet
ter go; it may bite." "You ain't got
no right to keep a savage dorg," re
plied the tramp. "Perhaps I have not,"
she answered coolly. "If you think
so, I won't keep him. I'll let him go !"
All Kinds of Whiskers.
whiskers are a variable side Issue.
The closely trimmed whisker, descend
ing to the lobe of the ear on an other
wise clean-shaven face, was long a fa
vorite among sporting men. Worn
lower down the jaw, the whisker
changes character and develops into
"mutton chops' that blossom in a
bushy manner. Still more pronounced
are "Plcadllly weepers" of the lord
Dundreary kind. This last and the
mutton chop are worn with a mus
tache, while John Bull ehaves ev
erything except his hikers.
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The hardiest palm at all common
Is CalfFornia's "Trachycarpus excel
scs," known as the windmill palm.
Not alone is it hardy in withstanding
low temperatures, but it is tough and
will endure rough treatment, but
boxed it is not a success, say those
Norfolk, Va., April 3, 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 pro
hibits quotations other than actual
Frying Chickens : . 50c to 65c
Geese, live 25c
Turkeys, live 40c
Roosters, live 20c
Ducks, live 30c
Hogs, small 22c
Hogs, heavy 18c to 20c
Calves, dressed 15c to 22c
Beef hindquarters 18c to 20c
Beef hindquarters 18c to 22c
Irish' Potatoes $2.25 to $2.50
Market dull on Sweet Potatoes.
During Hebrew holidays, from April
8 to 12, prices will be good on hens.
AT HOME AND ABROAD
A Review and i Interpretation of
Current Events as Seen by
G. W. PASCHAL
LEAGUE AGAINST On March 31 an
THE LEAGUE houncement was
made of the general organization of the
League for the Preservation of Ameri
can Independence, the purpose of which
is to institute a nation-wide propagan
da against the proposed League of Na
tions. Colonel Henry TVatterson is
named as head of the new League and
Mr. G. W. Pepper, a Philadelphia law-
yer is secretary. There are to De eigm
regional vice-presidents. A campaign
of education is planned which snail
reach every voter in the land. In a de
claration of principle we find: 1. A
demand for the immediate conlusion of
a treaty of peace, leaving the question
of a League of Nations for further con
sideration. 2. A call for the people of
the United States to do some indepen
dent thinking or to forfeit their right
to call this government a democracy.
3. A statement of objection to the
constitution of the League as published
for the following reasons: (1) It legal
izes war in seven instances, and makes
it compulsory in three. (2) In binding
us to protect other nations from ag
gression we may again find the coun
try under the necessity of sending our
boys to fight overseas, no matter what
we may think of the events of the
quarrell". (3) It forces us to abandon
the Monroe Doctrine and to submit
questions that concern our safety to an
international council." (4) It contem
plates a delegation of power inconsis
tent with our sovereignty. (5) The
delegation of powers is such that
against our will we may be called up
on to take part in a conflict between
two other nations, without the right to
choose sides. (6) It gives to an inter
national council control of certain in
terests of American labor. (7) It
leaves us without certain right to pro
tect ourselves against undesirable im
migrants or against foreign labor. (8)
It makes no definite provision for the
prevention of secret diplomacy. (9)
It makes no provision for the with
drawal from the League of a nation
which so desires. (10) It is an entang
ling alliance such as we are warned
against by Washington. (11) It is
vague, and unsatisfactory, and perhaps
It is well that these reformers have
stated their "principles." They are
adroitly worded, though no one will
question the sincerity of those who
propose them. Their trouble is that
they see only one side of the question
at issue. The American people have
been all along doing some thinking on
their own account. It is certain that
the constitution of the League of
Nations as published will be revised so
as to meet the main objections urged
against it. The principle of the Mon
roe Doctrine will be definitely recog
nized, as will be the right of every
nation to determine what immigrants
it will receive, add its own industrial
and economic policies. The very pur
pose of the League of Nations is to
prevent the necessity of our ever again
having to send our boys overseas in
any considerable numbers. Better to
send over a few to help settle a petty
dispute, than again to be obliged to
send every available unmarried man to
beat down the threat of German mili
tarism, and to expend some fifty bil
lion dollars in doing it. Any one wno
looks about him ' will see that while
our acceptance of the League may in
volve a nominal surrender of sover
eignty just as every treaty does in
reality it is our nation which is assum
ing a wider sovereignty. We are
joining with our friends to impose upon
the world our will for a just and con
tinuous and universal peace. As for
"entangling alliances" they are the
price of our having become a world
power, with world-wide interests and
DELAYING This country is tired of
PEACE waiting for the announce
ment of terms of peace. The Peace
Conference first led us to believe that
by March 20 we should have a first
statement. Again we were told that
Germany would be asked to sign by
April 1. Now we are told that we must
wait three weeks longer. This delay
is srettine unon our nerves. There are
the profiteers. They are still rampant
in this country. Inordinate wages, ex
tortinate prices set upon food and
clothing, promoters, middle-men, para
sites generally are fairly battering up
on the necessities of our people, partly
at least, because of the delay in making
peace. Then the world markets are
closed to our products, especially to
our cotton. The world shivers, and our
farmers try to. hold their cotton until
they can get a living price. Then while
the Peace Conference is silent, there
is a regular chorus of Bolshevists,
Pacificists, Philanthropists, Negro
phites and Reformers of all kinds. The
sure way to stop all this cwaking is to
give us the terms of peace.
PRESIDENT WILSON Whatever the
AND PEACE cause for de
lay in giving peace terms President
Wilson will have it understood that
the League of Nations is not to blame.
In a statement issued by him on March
27 he says:
"The revised covenant is now prac
tically finished. It is in the hands of
a committee for the final process of
drafting and will almost immediately
be presented a second time to the
"The conferences of the commission
ers have invariably been held at times
when they could not interfere with the
consultation of those who have under
taken to formulate the general conclu
sions of the conference with regard
to the many other complicated pro
blems of peace. So that the members
of the commission congratulate them
selves on the fact that no part of their
conferences has ever interposed any
form of delay."
Mr. Wilson tells us further that ad
vantage has been taken of the critic
isms of the League plan as first pub
lished to make needed revision. This
is good. When the revised plan is pub
lished it will probably put to flight all
those malevOlents7 In this country who
have been snarling, snapping and tear
ing rags, to express fthe voilence of their
resentment against our President for
notT taking them into their confidence.
MrRoosevelt knew how to say "Bully",
"By George, just the thing," and then
go on and do as he pleased. Mr. Wilson
has never learned to wink with his
other eye. But If we mistake not the
country is supporting him most heart
ily in his efforts to get a lasting and
just peace. At least he deserves our
TAKING NOTE OF The Commission
THE KAISER on the Respon
sibility for the war decided on March
30: "First, solemnly to condemn the
violation of neutrality and all the
crimes committed by the Central Em
pires, ana secona, 10 urge me j.ifw
ment of an international tribunal to
judge all those responsible, including
the former German Kaiser."
This action has aroused the Kaiser
from his silence. He cries that he is
not guilty. He says no ruler of Europe
wanted war. It was the diplomatists,
not German, not French, not English
diplomatists, but Russian diplomatists,
all of whom are probably dead and can
never be called names with impunity.
The Kaiser thinks it would be very un
dignified for him to submit to trial. He
claims to be responsible only to God,
and he thinks he has pleased God. He
jvill kill himself rather than submit to
the - judgment of men.
TELEGRAPH "To meet the in
RATES RAISED creased cost of op
eration, occassioned by wage increases,
now in effect, made during the past
year." Postmaster General Burleson
has ordered an increase of one-fifth in
the telegraph rates. So it goes on. If
the price of anything is getting less it
is somewhere else than in North Caro
lina.7 But in the matter of telegraphs
we could submit to the extra charge
with a good deal more complacency if
messages could be got through with
any speed. The delays in transmis
sion and delivery of telegrams always
serious enough, have been worse since
Mr. Burleson assumed control.
THE JAP One does not have to be a
MENACE follower of Mr. Hearst to;
see that the natural and legitimate as
pirations of the Japs is at variance with
the continuance of harmonious rela
tions with the people of the United
States, Canada and Australia on the
present basis. The Japs would exer
cise the right of coming as immigrants
to the United States in great num
bers. The Pacific Coast of the United
States and Canada is up in arms
against the suggestion. Recently there
has been much discussion of the fact
that the Japs have acquired much land
in Lower California, a Mexican pro
vince which is geographically a part
of the United States, and which we
should try to get from Mexico. Again
the Japs have interests in the Pacific
Ocean and in China which may con
flict with our interests. In this last
matter the proposed League of Nations
should be of great help in securing an
B have just received a shipment of Wynne Stationery
in the latest shades and white.
The designs are beautiful and the writing surface is
It will be a pleasure to you to write on stationery of
this character and a delight to the recipient also.
Let us show you.
lie City Brag Store
Cor. Water and Matthews Sts.
Let Us Fill That Prescription.
FOR SALE: One extra good work
mare. Reasonable price to quickest
buyer. Apply W. B. PALMER, Raleigh
St., Elizabeth City. cA4-tf.
Solitude is the home of the strong;
silence thei-- jarayer.
Don't Discard Old Battery
Whatever the Make
UNTIL YOU HAVE CONSULTED WITH US
We are battery specialists; we can revive your old battery so
long as there is a spark of life. Bring your battery to us, we'll tell
you whether there's need for buying a new one or not.
We carry a complete line of storage batteries and automobile
CITY GARAGE ELECTRIC SERVICE STATION
Elizabeth City, N. C.
P. O. Box 294 ' V. B. Davis.
To make boots waterproofmix equal
parts of mutton fat, beeswax and
sweet oil together in a small pan, heat
over stove until melted, then after
the mixture has cooled a little apply
It to the boots plentifully, particularly
about the seams and edge of soles, and
that will really render them perfect
When the inside of a bottle Contains
some deposit which cannot be removed
by mere rinsing it will be found that a
teaspoonful of ordinary silver sand,
together with a little water, if well
shaken up in the bottle, will get rid
of It. Scraps of paper and tea leaves
can be used with water for the same
This is more than a drug store it is a HOME STORE, where household needfuls are
kept in lavish assortment and at prices that are fair and just.
Putz Metal Polish 35c and 50c
Putz Silver Cream 35c and 50c
Dr. White's Brass and
Metal Polish 25c
Varnoil Furniture Polish.... 25c
Polish 25c and 50c
Liquid Veneer Polish 25c and 50c
Floor Oil, gal 75c
Ivory Soap, cake 8c
Sweetheart Soap, cake 8c
Elkay's Roach Paste 25c
Elkay's Cleaning Fluid 25c
Putman Dry Cleaner 25c
Three and One Oil... 15c and 30c
Peroxide Hydrogen, 4oz. . . 10c
Peroxide Hydrogen, 8oz. . . 20c
Moth Balls, lb. 20c
Johnsons Liquid Wax 60c & $1.06
Para Wax, lb 25c
Black Jack Stove Polish 10c
Borax, lb 20c
Household Ammonia, bot. .. 15c
Sapolio, cake 10c
Bon Ami, cake 10c
Bon Ami Powder , 10
Lux, pkg 15c
Reflecto Furniture Polish 25c and 50c
THE BEST SPICES AND HERBS
Absolutely the very purest and finest that money can buy. Use only the best and
you will be better satisfied.
Celery Seed, pkg 10c
Ginger, pkg 10c
Ginger, lb 50c
White Mustard Seed, pkg 10c
Black Mustard Seed, pkg. ... 10c
EVER-READY "DAYLO" FLASHLIGHTS
Not a fad or fancy, but an absolute necessity and a great convenience in every
home. Shown in various sizes and styles.
Cloves, pkg 10c
Cloves, lb 75c
All-Spice, pkg 10c
All-Spice, lb 25c
Cinnamon, pkg 10c
Cinnamon, lb $1.00
Red Pepper, pkg 1c
Red Pepper,' lb 50c
Black Pepper, pkg 10c
Black Pepper, lb 50c
Sage, pkg. 10e
Pickle Spice, pkg 10c
Tubular No. 2616 1.70
Tubular No. 2634 2.35
Tubular No. 2638 . .... 3.50
Lantern Style No. 4707 ... $ 35
Also a full assortment of Bat
teries and Bulbs.
GET A THERMOMETER
In every household there is always a demand for a Thermometer particularly dur
ing the summer months. Weather and fever Thermometers always in stock.
Fever Thermometers $1.75
Fever Thermometers $2.tC
Mission wood finish, red.... $1.00
Sunrise Thermometer 50c
Mission wood finish, black. .$1.00
Mission wood finish, large.. $1.25
Liggetts Grape Juice, 4ox.....15c
LIGGETTS GRAPE JUICE
Liggetts Grape Juice, pt 35c
Liggetts Grape Juice, Vz 0'- $1-20
Liggetts Grape Juice, qt We
Always keep a bottle in your refrigerator.
GEO. F. WRIGHT, Mgr.
EBzabeth City, N. C.