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THE INUbKbNUtN I , fc.Llz.AUt m ui i t, r. v.
W. O. SAUNDERS, Editor ' .
Published every Friday by W. O. Saunders at 505 East Fear
ing St., Elizabeth City, Pasquotank Lounty, INorth larolma.
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Entered as 2nd class matter at the pos office at Elizabeth City, IM. C, June 9, 1908
FRIDAY, MAY 2, 1919.
Prohibition's Train of Evils
y arm of the law must be strengthened for the enforce
f C ment of prohibition laws, or it would be better to repeal
Vs V some of the laws. Bone-dry prohibition has produced a
condition right here in northeastern North Carolina to-day that
is worse than the open saloon. I make this broad statement after
mature deliberation. We have closed the saloons and established
ten boot-leggers and a hundred boot-leggers for every saloon we
have closed. We have stopped the manufacture and sale of ligh
wines and beer, but the ingenuity of alcoholics and the extensive
Rtnfirs nf nnr dnie stores suddIv countless substitutes. All sorts
of substitutes are being manufactured under our very nostrils
Stills are operated on the very highway between Elizabeth City
and Norfolk, according to information given this newspaper by
a man who says he ran across at least one. And when the topers
can't get the distilled substitutes, they drink laudanum, paregoric,
Bateman Drops, Jamaica Ginger, Lemon Extract, bay rum, shoe
polish, iodine and spirits of camphor. Yes, they actually strain
tincture of iodine thru a certain cereal product to lose the deadly
iodine and recover the alcohol. They use a simple liquid to pre-
ciptate the camphor in spirits of camphor, an get booze that way.
Marvelous ingenuity is employed to get something to drink. The
almshouses and insane asylums of the country will be filled to
overflowing with human wrecks, victims of drugs and dopes if
something isn't done. The question is being asked everywhere,
Is absolute prohibition a mistake?
Only yesterday I received a letter from a woman in a nearby
county asking me to help her to expose certain distillers and boot-
lesrerprs in her neighborhood without divulginsr her name. She
said: "Monkey Rum, Ginger, etc. are just flowing around here
and my home and others are being ruined. Is there anyway to let
it be known who is selling the stuff without my name being known,
as it would bring down the wrath of my husband upon my head."
Hardly a day passes that I do not receive in the mails or hear
similar stories of the failure of prohibition in northeastern North
will meet once a month when elected."- Imagine a bank running
without a cashier, a saw mill running withdut ; a manager, a
hosiery mill running without a superintendent J and ' a board, of
directors meeting once a month. That's the way your town is
Ask your candidates how they stand on the question of city
management. Ask them if they think Bill Jones is the type of
man for the job. And you might ask them what they think of the
calibre of Mayor they've been getting under the present system.
Don't Re-elect These Men
'HIS newspaper would like to go thru the present political
campaign in Elizabeth City without attacking any man
or set of men, but it can not sit silently by with men like
J. B. Ferebee and Mathia Owens running for the Board of Alder
men in the First Ward.
Messrs. Owens and Ferebee are Mack Sawyer's machine men
I base this statement upon their records. In every important
line-up on the Board of Aldermen "they have voted Mack Sawyer's
way. Mr. Ferebee is not a man of imagination or initiative. He
is not a capable man. .
Mathias Owens, the running mate of Ferebee is a political
bad man. He is a man of no political scruples. On" two occasions
he has deliberately insulted the intelligence of the people and be
trayed his trust by allowing himself two votes. For two conse
cutive terms the Board of Aldermen of Elizabeth City has been
equally divided between good government and Mack Sawyer.
Each time Mathias Owens has acted as chairman at the organi
zation of the Board. Each time he has cast his vote with the
other three Sawyer men for a Mack Sawyer mayor. And each
time he has voted again, as chairman, to break the tie vote and
elect the Sawyer man, thereby giving control to the machine for
the rest of each term.
There are two candidates opposing Owens and Ferebee in
the First Ward. These opposition candidates are G. Frank Der
rickson and J. R. Bowden. Mr. Derrickson is one of the oldest
and most highly respected citizens in Elizabeth City. He is clean,
wholesome, honorable, democratic and has no axes to grind. He
loves his town and every citizen in it and was persuaded to be a
candidate because of the unselfish and unbiased service he could
render the whole community. J. R. Bowden is a young man of
no political experience, but he has made a success in business
here in Elizabeth City and has the respect and confidence of the
business world. He will take pride in the office and stand for pro
gressive measures. The voters of the First Ward should elect
Derrickson and Bowden. Owens and Ferebee have been in politics
DID YOU SEE THE "TANK?"
If you missed seeing th
Tank shown here Wednesday,
you missed seeing one of the
greatest wonders of the world,
Of course the "Tank" itself is
rather an insignificant looking
thing. It looks like almost
anybody could make one of
them now. But when you
look at it from the viewpoint
of what it accomplishes, it is
wonderful to behold.
Why that little old insignifi
cant looking thing just moved
along like it didn't care whether
it sat anvwhere or not. But
when obstacles, such as trees,
ditches, etc. got in its way they
were glided over as effectively
as if they had not been there.
It's all in knowing how to do
a thing and. then .do it before the
other fellow does! Competition
in the Clothing business doesn't
bother us any more than ditches
and trees does an Army Tank.
Our Twenty-five years active
buying ana seiung turning,
Furnishings and Shoes, places.
us in position to buy from the
biggest and best manufacturers
This together with the fact
that we work every day like all
other salesmen in our store, and
hold down all overhead expenses
to the very lowest possible Cent,
should serve as a guarantee that
we have the right Goods, at the
Our Store is now brimming
full of Everything that Mem
Young Men and Boys' wear.
Come and see how we glide over
competition and save you
C. A. COOKE,
ELIZABETH CITY, N. C.
Don't Miss The Larger Issue
,PHE market house has been made an issue in the muni
f cipal political campaign in Elizabeth City. It is not a
bad issue, but in making too much of this one issue Eliz
abeth City is in danger of losing sight of a more vital issue. There
are a lot of evils connected with the administration of Elizabeth
City besides the mismanagement of the city's investment 'in a
market house. Getting a Board of Aldermen committed to a
market house will not correct the nine hundred and ninety-nine
other things that are wrong.
A competent City Manager can handle Elizabeth City's market
house problem. A City Manager with brains, tact and enterprise
can put the market house on a paying basis without any fuss or
hard feeling. And the same City Manager could reduce friction
and unnecessary expense and promote efficiency in every other
department of the city's affairs.
What Elizabeth City needs right now what Elizabeth City
nas needed all these years is city management. The city man
ager rorm of government in Elizabeth City has never been given
a trial. The politicians have discredited the system and made it
fizzle for the same reason that they have discredited the market
house and made of it a fizzle because they don't like it.
Instead of pinning candidates for the Board of Aldermen
down to the market house question, the intelligent voter and tax
payer should pin them down on the subject of city management.
Are your candidates willing to pledge to go outside of Elizabeth
City and hire a $3,000 a year executive to come here without
strings to him and run the business of this town as the business
of a corporation should be run? Ask your candidates that ques
There are a lot of good men running for Aldermen in the
various wards, enough in fact for the voters to pick a good ticket
But the whole bunch of them are not competent to run this town
as it should be run, because they can not give the time to it. They
Norfolk, Vav May 1, 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
Hens 38c to 40c
Frying Chickens 65c
Geese, live 25c
Turkeys, live 35c to 40c
Roosters, live . 20c
Ducks, live 30c
Hogs, small, dressed 22c
Irish Potatoes $3.00
Nancy Halls $6.00 to $6.50
Haymans $5.50 to $6.00
Market dull on Sweet Potatoes.
been a "'Clean-Up-Week" with him.
Every fence, tree, or shrub within a
radius of a quarter of a mile of his
place has been "whitewashed.
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Bell visited in
Mr. Frank Overton of Norfolk visited
relatives of this place Sunday. j
Miss Doris Upton ordered a setting j
of White Wyandott eggs from Mrs. i
H. H. Bullock, Creedmoor, N. J.
All club members of Camden County
are requested to meet Saturday arter
noon at 4 o'clock in the Court House.
There will be speaking', at Sandy
Hook School House Wednesday night,
May . 7th.
LIST YOUR TAXES
List Takers for the year 1919
will sit at the 'following named
Berea School House, May 10th.
Providence School ' House, May 13th
Fork School House, May 17th and 22nd
Sawyer & Meads Store, May 6th and
F. H. Lowry's Store, May 9 th.
Farmers Store, May 13th.
Listers Store, May 16th.
Crowder Meads Store, "May 20th.
Rapers Old Store, May 22nd.
Epworth Church, May 6th.
McCleon Stanley's Store, May 7th.
W. G. Simon's Store, May 9th.
G. J. Barcliffs Store, May 13th.
J. B. Walston's -Store, May 16th and
Mt. Hermon' Township:
Okisko, May 6th and 20th.
Corinth, May 8th and 16th.
Jm A. Bundy's Store, May 12th.
Small's School House, May 14th.
A. S. Morgan's Store, May 14th.
Gabriel Whitehurst's Store, May 15th.
J. A. Whitehead's Store, May 16th.
W. A. Foster's Store, May 20th.
W. J. Albertson's Store, May 21st.
Frank Sawyer's Store, May 22nd.
Elizabeth City Township:
Court House during the month of May.
SWAT THE FLY!
W. A. WORTH
I Democratic Candidate ;
j: For :
i ; cM2-2t ,1
The farmers of this section have been
very busy for the past week planting
corn, cotton, and working their pota
toes. The Irish Potatoes were badly dam
aged Friday night by the killing Frost.
Mr. H. C. Ferebee had his peach or
chard sprayed Thursday.
More of the farmers of Camden
county should do as Mr. Frank Upton
has for the past week. It has indeed
P. C. CAHOON
THE THIRD WARD
This is the warning that every Health Board
in America is issuing now. Taken in time the
fly and mosquito plague that visits us annually
with its trail of Typhoid. Malaria and Death
can to a large extent be prevented. Look care
fully to the condition of your premises. Use
freely some reliable disinfectant recommended
by your Druggist. Clean up , and Disinfect.
Karbol, a stronger disinfectant than Carbolic
Acid is sold by us in pint bottles for 30c. Let
us send you a -bottle to-day. Just phone No.
288. Pour a little of it in sinks, drains and gut
ters. It does the work. Vermingo, a liquid for
use in the house, will kill bugs and insect pests.
It costs you only 30c a bottle. Sani-Flush
makes that old toilet bowl look like a brand new
one. Price sue t-iy 5 watte rs tor oc and 10c. Black Flag Insect Powder
15c. El Vampiro Insect Powder, 10c Why put up with them longer?
Telephone us for ammunition and start the Spring Drive.
H. S. OVERMAN
V. K. OVERMAN
II KV00 il-TII ELIZABETH
Cor. Water & Matthews Sts.
n i i n i i n h u h ii n mn
THE CLEANEST TASTE
IN THE WORLD
Exqnalte month cleanlineia,
o essential to health
end peraonal charm
la Minted by the
ing the enamel with
ita natural color.
Me. ami Me. at Tear Drue-fiat
ana Metropolitan 5 te 50c. ateres
We are now showing the
famous Garden' Court line of
wonderful Toilet Prepara
tions. This is one of the most
beautiful and best lines on the
Garden Court may be had
in the following articles:
Garden Court Talcum Powder' 35c
Garden Court Face Powder (four shades) ...... 1 85c
Garden Court Combination Cream 60c
Garden Court Cold Cream' , 60c
Garden Court Toilet Water $2.00
Garden Court Perfume (extract) the ounce....... $2.00
When in town, let us show you this beautiful assortment.
The Apothecary Shop
In The Hinton Building Phone 800
4 ISbofe mvf
Norfolk's Biggest Store
Main Street, Bank and Plume
Favored Woolen Silks
Nowhere else, short of a long, long journey, will
you find such an immense collection of the. favored
Woolens and Silks.
The fab rics on which Dame Fashion has bestowed
her greatest favors and they are attractively priced.
Don t tear off your old shingle roof
Don't buy a new shingle roof Don't have it
repaired. It is unnecessary to continue to pay
upkeep cost on a shingle roof, when. Art Craft
Roof will make it permanently new and give
your house real, artistic beauty.
Red Green Silver Cray
This material is entirely different and superior is
fire resisting is put on right over the old wood roof or direct to
roof boards of new buildings. It cannot leak it is the one roof
material that is absolutely guaranteed. Certs less than any other
suitable roof. Expense of renewing your xld roof or covering your
f new building cut in half. Three beautiful patterns in attractive
I colors: red, green and silver gray.
Ask for sample and a complete cost estimate for your kous$
J. H. AYDLETT HARDWARE CO.
Main Street Store Water Street Store
Phone 23 Phone 964
ELIZABETH CITY, N. C.
48 -in all wool navy serge,
extra fine quality.
Priced at $2 and $2.50 a yard.
54-inch Mixed Suitings,
shown in tan and gray.
Priced at $3.50 a yard.
48-inch Striped Suitings, in
black and navy with white hair
Priced at $3.50 a yard.
40-inch all silk Foulards, in
the newest designs for spring.
Priced at $2.50 and $3 a yard.
40 -inch Peblette Silks, shown
in all colors and in black.
Priced at $3.50 a yard.
36-inch Satin Messaline in
Priced at $2 a yard.
36-inch Dress Satins, in black
and in colors.
Priced at $2.50 and $3 a yard.
40 -inch plain Georgette Crepes.
Priced at $2 and $20 a yard. J
40-inch all Silk Crepre de
Chines in the most wanted
Priced at $1.59 to $2.50 a yard.
54-inch all wool navy: French
Serge for capes and dresses.
Priced at $3 to $5 a yard.
50-inch all wool mixed Suit
ings in popular color effects.
Priced at $3.50 a yard.
46-inch Tricotine Suitings, in
black, navy and other shades!
40-inch Printed Georgette
Crepes in new and attractive pat
terns. Priced at $3 ja. yard.
36-inch Chiffon Taffetas of the
Priced at $2 and $20. a yard.
36-inch Messaline in black only
Priced at $1.50 a yard.
40-inch Crepe Meteors of extra
Priced at $3 and $2.50 a yard.
40-inch Satin Charmeuse, extra
Priced at $3.50 to $5 a yard.
40-inch Pongees, in plain and
brocaded designs, extra heavy
Priced at $2.50 and $30 a yard
Plume Street First Floor.
Mm .in ' I iihiiiliiiiniii fi T"
No larger selection
can be found than
at Selig's, ask to see
our Community Sil
ver. LOUIS SELIG
"Your Jeweler Since
is the reputation earned for our
Kodak Department by our com
plete stock, efficient service, and
high class Kodak finishing.
FREE when purchased of us
and prints are ordered.
24 HOUR SERVICE
Films left before. 3 p. m., ready
for delivery after 3 p. m. next
day. Thjs is the actual time re
quired to do first class work.
209 GRANBY ST,
(Opposite Monticello Hotel)
C. W. Stevens
Your support will be appreciated
H. G. PARKS
I am a candidate for re-election to
the Board of Aldermen from the Third
"Ward. Your vote and support will toe
pA.ll-6t P. C. COHOON.
SAVE YOUR EYES
Good eyesight can be main
tained only by good care of the
eyes. At the first signs of eye
strain yau should have your
eyes attended to.
Optometry consists of the
correction of this strain by
DR. J. W, SELIG,
521 Main Street