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1 This is the welcome news we promised you. You can now buy freedom from kitchen drudgery at a price you can easily afford to pay.
1 You can systemize your kitchen work as never before. You can release hours of time for other things ! You can do your cooking with half the trouble
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I Because beginning Tuesday we put on a Carload Lot Sale of these wonderful cabinets at prices and terms sure to amaze you. Come early! Avoid
the rush! j
2 SPECIAL TERMS, SPECIAL PRICES ON FAMOUS
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nervous energy it would save. Puts the 200 odd cooking articles right at your fingers tips. Keeps your kitchen orderly. Systematizes and there
fore, lessens your work.
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1 Automatic Lowering Flour Bin.
2 Automatic Base Shelf Extender in
3 Ant-Proof Caster.
4 Gravity Door Catches.
5 Porceliron "Work Table.
6 Dovetailed Joints and Rounded
7 False Top in Base Dust Proof.
8 All Oak
9 Oil Hand-Rubbed Finish.. With
stands Steam in Kitchen.
10 Full Roll Open Front.
11 Roller Bearings for Extension Work
12 Commodious kitchen Linen Drawer
13 White Enameled Interior Upper
14 Sanitary Leg Base Construction.
15 Glass Drawer Pulls
AT HOME AND ABROAD
A Review and Interpretation of
Current Events as Seen by
G. W. PASCHAL
COMING President Wilson has an
HOME nounced that as soon as the
Germans sign the treaty of peace our
army of occupation will be withdrawn
from Germany and sent home with all
possible despatch. Secretary Baker
just returned from Europe says that
within two weeks the number of sold
iers returned from Europe will ass
the million mark and that in June
300,000 will be brought back. This in
deed is good news. We shall not feel
that the war is over until our soldiers
are back again at the duties of civil
life. Mr. Baker pays high tribute to
our soldiers in Europe. "The American
army abroad", says he, "is in splendid
condition. The third army which I in
spected on the German frontier is be
yond doubt the best equipped army in
the world. It is everything that an
army should be in all its departments."
THE VICTORY The Victory Loan is
LOAN being subscribed
much less readily than could be wish
ed. On last Monday only 40 per cent
had been taken. The St. Louis district
had been most successful with 67.9
per cent taken, the Dallas, Texas, dis
trict least successful with 27.2 per cent.
The Richmond district, which includes
our State had taken 42.6 per cent. The
districts including the money centers
of the East make the poorest showing,
and yet it is exactly in these districts
that the war profiteers have flourish
ed like a green bay tree. It is said that
17,000 naw millionaries have been pro
duced by the war. If they will not do
their part now, we hope Uncle Sam will
find some way to fry the fat out of
THE CHILD Last week Judge Boyd
LABOR LAW declared the Child
Labor provisions of the National Rev-
Section 3001 of the laws of North
Carolina requires all secondaries
to be grounded in accordance
with the National Electric Code.
Section 3484 makes violation a
misdemeanor with a fine of not
less than $100.00 and not more
This is required as safe-guard to
life and property. We have com
plied with this requirement and
have grounded all our second
aries. If you have grounds in
your house circuits, be sure, to
have them corrected, as they will
result in increasing your light
bills or blowing your fuses, pos
sibly both. .
ELECTRIC LIGHT CO.
of Elizabeth City
DEATH TO POTATO BUGS, SPRAY NOW WHILE
PLANTS ARE YOUNG.
For sale by,
Elizabeth City Milling Co.
J. H. RICHARDSON, Pres.
G. H. RIVENBURG & CO.
WHOLESALE COMMISSION MERCHANTS
NORTH CAROLINA PEAS AND POTATOES
168 Reade Street New York
REFERENCES Irving National Exchange Bank and the Trade
Selling Agents for the Eastern Shore of Va. Produce Exchange,
Onley, Va. Norfolk Trucker's Exchange, Norfolk, Va. Peninsula
Produce Exchange, Pocomoke City, Md.
enue Act unconstitutional. Three
years ago Judge Boyd declared the
Child Labor Law passed by Congress
invalid, and his decision was maintain
ed by the Supreme Court of the United
States. But Congress strangely hoped
that it could get by indirection what
it had failed to get by direct law and
tagged the various parts of a most
stringent child labor law to the vari
ous sections of the new revenue act.
On April 14 a "Washington newspaper
"The political savants who watch the
course o fevents in Washington are
chuckling over the clever manner in
which Congress recently passed another
child labor law."
Judge Boyd's decision doubtless put
an end to this chuckling. But though
we cannot look to Congress for proper
child labor laws, we must see that we
have them. The chief opponents of
such laws are indolent parents who
want to do nothing while their children
support them. This is a most numer
ous body in North Carolina. In addi
tion it is said that many cotton mill
managers in this State tolerate if they
do not favor child labor. Their excuse.
real or pretended, goes back to the
parents, for say. the mill owners, we
can get no operatives unless we let
children work that is children whose
labor is not forbidden by statute.
What shall we do about it? First
let us insist that children under 14 are
kept in schooL Second, let us take
measures to have proper inspection of
plants where children are employed,
and let the inspection extend to parents.
Third, in addition to minimum age, es
tablish a minimum week of 40 hours
for children under 16, and also a mini
mum wage, and forbid the employment
of children on piece work. In this way
we can protect the children and at the
same time get rid of that obnoxious
crowd of reformers, native and foreign,
who paint such horrible pictures of our
North Carolina cotton mills.
LABOR IN President Wilson
THE PEACE would not have us
CONFERENCE forget that one of the
most important provisions of the treaty
of peace is that which relates to labor,
The labor organizations have had their
statement of principles practically writ
ten into the, treaty. Among those prin
ciples are these: Labor is not to be
regarded as a commodity; labor has
a right to organize; wages must be
sufficiently high to enable the laborer
to live in reasonable comfort; the stan
dard day is 8 hours, the the standard
week 48 hours; Sunday labor is to be
discontinued; child labor is to be abol
ished; men and women doing equal
work are to receive equal pay. In
speaking of this part of the treaty
President Wilson says: "Amid the mul
titude of other interests this great step
forward is apt to be overlooked, and
yet no single thing has been done that
ultimately relieve thr. unhappy condi
will help more to stabilize the condi
tions of labor throughout the world and
tions which in too many places have
prevailed. Personally, I regard this as
one of the most gratifying achieve
ments of the conference."
SENATOR We had once thought
LODGE Senator Lodge a states
man, but all through his career he has
shown instances of blind partisanship
that make us doubt whether after all '
he is not a mere politician. He was
Roosevelt's "good man Friday," almost
his political valet; now President Wil
son can do nothing to please him. He
objects to the League of Nations, the
Fourteen Points, the President's state
ment on the Italian claim, and seem
ingly is ready if possible to array the
United States Senate against ratify
ing the Treaty. To judge his stature
right compare him 'to Taft who has
proved a greater man out of the Presi
dency than in it.
THE NORTH DAKOTA After read
EXPERIMENT ing several
excellent articles by reputable men
who haVe been on the scene in Bis-
mark, the capital of North Dakota, I
am undertaking to give the readers
of this paper an account of the legisla
tion recently passed by the North
Dakota legislature. The character of
this legislation is best told in the lan
guage of the leaders of the Non-Parti-
san League in complimenting the leg
islature on their work:
"Democracy", said they, "has been
vindicated,- a revolution, has been peace
fully achieved on the praries of North
nalrnl-a " '"PVia fno 1 -i I
their bonds and emancipated themsel
ves from the control of "Big Biz.' One
State in the Union has been made safe
We now go on to tell what kind of
bondage the farmers of North Dakota
have emancipated themselves from.
Perhaps some of the peanut growers of
North Carolina know a similar bond
age. The farmers who compose 85 per
cent of the population of North Dakota
grow one money crop, spring wheat.
This wheat has been sold in the great
flour manufacturing towns ofDuluth,
St. Paul and Minneapolis. The farm
ers believe that the manipulation of
the market by middlemen, the millers,
and elevator owners and the unfair
rates of railroads rob them of the legit
imate profit on their wheat. The mil
lers and brokers have had a way of
grading wheat to enrich themselves.
They detect "frosted wheat", "wheat
slightly bleached by the rains", and so
on, some times docking 20 pounds from
the 60-pound bushel.
Again the farmers found that the
price of wheat was always lowest at
the time they needed money most. The
North Dakota farmers for the most part
live on mortgaged farms. The total
amount of these mortgages is $27,000,
000. The interest is due soon after har
vest time. It is then that much wheat
must be sold. The brokers and millers
taking advantage of the farmers' neces
sity have always depressed the mar
ket at this time and secured the farm
ers' wheat at much less than the aver
age price for the year. After his wheat
is sold the North Jakota farmer has
found that everything he has to buy
has advanced in price. The farmers
felt that they also had a grievance
against the. railroads especially in dis
criminating by freight rate values
against local mills in favor of the
Anyone who knows how sharp manip
ulators have syndicated the apple
market and the peanut market, as men
tioned above, to the enrichment of
themselves at the expense of both pro
ducer and consumer, will feel certain
that those North Dakota farmeres had
a just cause of complaint. First- they
tried to correct it by a cooperative ex
change. But "Big Biz", by contdolling
the terminal elevators was still too
strong for them. Accordingly in 1914
the farmers supported by almost un
animous vote a proposition for the es
tablishment of state-owned terminal
elevators. But the legislators disre
garded their wishes. When a delega
tion of farmers came up to Bismark to
remonstrate, a prominent legislator told
and let the legislators attend to legis-
Dakota, whether or not he had hogs
to slop. This league used the Demo
cratic and Republican parties as suited
their convenience, and captured com
pletely the legislature in the election
of 1918. At the same election they
elected their governor and all the state
officers except one and four of the
five justices of the Supreme Court, and
all three of the State's Congressmen.
The league then proceeded to add by
the referendum process ten amend
ments to the State Constitution to en
able the legislature to be safe in mak
ing the contemplated laws. One of
these amendments makes a law of the
legislature safe unless declared un
constitutional by four of the five mem
bers of the supreme court.
Thus guarded, the legislature met,
and those farmers took up their legis
lative program. Like the majority
party in Congress they had their daily
caucus at which they heard proposed
bills explained. Then they went to the
State House and voted them through.
Their opponents were gasping and
cussing, but the farmers went on with
the business, passing bills by a two
thirds majority and sending them on
to their league governor who promptly
Many laws were passed a whole
code full of them, but "the bulk of
them were intended to ease the lot
of the farmer, to eliminate the middle
man, to make strait the way of grain."
Under a constitutional amendment the
State or any of its counties or cities
may "engage in any industry, enter
prise or business." And the State is
going into business. It will operate
state -owned mills or elevators. Its
public utilities corporation may build
bakeries in any city in the United
States and see that bread is sold with
the middleman's profits eliminated.
The state also is to have a bank
which becomes the depositary of all
the public funds of the State, its coun
ties and cities, and especially of the
large school fund in all not less than
$130,000,000. This bank is prepared to
make first mortgage loans on lands.
In addition the state is to have an in
surance department insuring the farm
ers against losses from hail, and is
ready for almost any business under
a. commission or tnree, styiea "Tne
Board of Directors of the State of
North Dakota." If any enterprise un
dertakes1 to exploit the farmers of
North Dakota this commission is ex
pected to set up a rival business and
stop the exploitation.
We hear that the people of North
What if You Can't Get a New Car in 1919 ?
817,000 cars were "scrapped" in 1917
them to "go home and slop, their hogs Dakota, and the members of the Lea
These farmers stung to the quick did
go home but instead of heeding the ad
vice "Slop your hogs", they organized
the non-Partisan League and included
in it nearly every farmer in North
About GALESKI Glasses
Some of our patrons think that
because Galeski Glasses are su
perior, there must be some pro
cess in their making not gener
The answer is easy. The best
materials and machinery are used
with great care by men whose
skill and good judgment are born
of long experience. That is why
Galeski Glasses are
GOOD FOR THE EYES
209 GRAN BY ST.
(Opposite Montieello Hotel)
gue on the one hand, and the conserva
tives on the other hand, have long been
calling one another names. The min
ority party jnsist that some of the
greatest rascals unhanged are among
the leaders of the League. But that
does not alter the fact that the great
majority is honest and is giving us
an experiment in democracy which un
dertakes to secure both the producer
and consumer Of a great article of
food against the predatory rapacity
of middlemen and market manipu
lators. The experiment deserves our
interest and sympathy.
UNEMPLOYMENT Those North
UNKNOWN HERE Carolina news
paper men who recently attended a
Press Association in New York were
correct in telling the people of that
city that anybody who wants work
can get it in this state. "Said Mr. J.
L. Home, Jr., of the Rocky Mount
Telegram, "We have plenty of jobs
for every persoa who wants a job, and
many jobs are there that-are not be
ing'' handled for the reason that there
is a shortage of labor. All of these
fellows out of employment in this city
certainly could find work to do in the
South." Mr. Sherrill of the Concord
Times told of the fact "that hardly a
farmer in the whole state now does
not own his own automobile and in
every way enjoys improved living con
ditions". Hereafter Governor Bickett
will know where to look for immigra
Capt. John P. Williams, Jr., of Char
lotte, a former student of North Caro
lina State College, is now starring in
the principle role of a moving picture
serial now being shown over the coun
try to stimulate interest in the Victory
Loan campaign. He is seen in a picture-dramatization
of his heroic act in
capturing German machine gun em
placements at Ypres, which won for
him medals, for valor from three coun
tries, and promotion to a captaincy.
Capt. Williams commanded Co. B, 120th
Infantry jof the :. 30th; v"Qld Hickory"
glflother, the old car certainly deserves
the best we can do for itl'
' "Sorely our old friend Car ought to hare a new
Eveready battery to carry it through the long year
ahead. It wfll be little enough for all he has done,
"We can't any of us afford to gamble on whether
the car will stand up to the work in 1919, and its
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nfiiu Dun li s gwmuiccu.iors year aou a
and Pll bet the whole family will second the m
iThe Eveready Service Station has hut the size
need for the car, and they're mighty decent peopla
at testing the battery and keeping it up to the rrmrfcj
"Make it unanimoes don't let the old car thmfr
we are pikers.".
ELIZABETH CITY AUTO & SUPPLY CO.
Ttfe tat m
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inal knowledge. We have trained many thousands of
young men and women for such positions; we can train
YOU. Write for particulars.
Address, J. M. RESLER, President.
Division. He rose 'to 7 his present rank
from that of private.. .-J. : .
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