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W. 0. SAUNDERS, Editor
Published every Friday by W. 0. Saunders at 505 East Fear
ing St., Elizabeth City, Pasquotank County, North Carolina.
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Entered as 2nd class matter at the pos office at Elizabeth City, N. C, June 0,1908
FRIDAY, MAY 16, 1919.
RISE in defense of the bourgeoise. Lately I have, said
much in defense of the oppressed peoples of the Qarth
who have embraced communism and the Soviets as a
means to greater freedom. It is the right of any people to- em
brace any kind of government they choose, or no government
at all if they choose. And when one contemplates the disastrous
end of the old governments of the earth, one can not blame op
pressed peoples for turning to new and untried forms. Those in
America who protest against the Russian people accepting Bolshe
vism forget that the Declaration of Independence of these United
States of America guarantees even to Americans the right to
change the form of government in this country whenever they
may so choose. The way things have been going in this country
for several years past, most people seem to have lost sight of
the fact that we have any rights at all. But I rise now in defense
of the bourgeoise, the small manufacturer; called the bourgeoise
because we haven't a good English word that means the same
thing that bourgeoise means in French.
I rise to the defense of the bourgeoise because the bourgeoise
are getting a raw deal at the hands of the revolutionists thruout
the world. The revolutionist always speaks with contempt of the
bourgeoise and the bourgeoise is always the first to be kicked by
the revolutionaries after the crowned head has been rolled into
the gutter. The revolutionaries find no good in the bourgeoise.
I think the bourgeoise are the salt of the earth.
I will admit that the bourgeoise are almost everything the
revolutionaries say they are. They are, as a class, stupid in gov
ernment, stupid in letters, stupid in art and stupid in thought.
They are slaves to their businesses, blind to the pursuit of every
thing except money and the pleasure that money gives, and they
have no fine social conscience, their social existence being center
ed in their families and tribal kin. But with all their short com
ings the bourgeoise have brought the world a long way forward in
a century and have made life generally fuller, freer and more
tolerable than ever before. The bourgeoise have given us our
Franklins, ouf Whitneys, our Howes our McCormicks, our Edi
sons, our Bells, our Morses and our Wright Brothers. They have
given us our Marshall Fields, our Wanamakers, our Woolworths
our Eastmans and our Fords. And they have given us our Car-
negies, our Schwabs, our Hills, our Rockefellers, our Morgans and
and sacrificed every pleasure in life in building up the commerce
and industry of the century.
If the bourgeoise haven't the imagination of artists, the souls
of poets and the hearts of reformers, it is because they have sacri
ficed these finer sensibilities in doing the only things they knew
how to do. They have done well according to their vision and
others who are not important because they have amassed, abused
and misused billions, but because they have shown us how indus
try may be organized and nationalized.
The bourgeoise have never known the freedom of an eight
hour day. For most of them life has been one endless term of toil.
They are often bourgeoise because they have toiled for sixteen
hours a day while their neighbors were loafing on ten hour jobs.
I am not speaking of the snobbish sons and daughters of the bour
geoise who have inherited the hard wrung wealth of their fathers;
T speak of the true bourgeoise who have burned up their lives
have always done right as they have been given to see right.
The bourgeoise are usually crafty, usually tight-fisted and
often mercenary. But they are not heartless, not soul-less, and in
great crises they rise to the sublimest heights. "With all their faults
they are the mainstay of such institutions of welfare, education
and uplift as we have. While the revolutionary is eating out his
heart waiting for the state of the commune to give us asylums,
hospitals, schools, colleges, libraries and the like, the plodding
bourgeoise shells out the coin for such institutions as we have.
His church spires are in every community and his philanthropies,
tho often wasteful and unwise, are holding things together against
the day when society is better organized and socialist dreams
Come true. And if socialism, communism and soivet republics
succeed it will be when these same bourgeoise lend their solid,
practical, stubborn support to these new forms and mix their hard,
practical commonsense with the idealism of the visionaries. The
bourgeoise will eventually run any government on earth. They
are the last to see a thing and the first to realize it.
nmrnnnitv for six years and still refuses to speak to that man
when the man in question has offered to meet him more than half
way, is big enough for tne omce or mayor m this town unaer a
new ana better regime. Such a man is Dr. Zenas, Fearing. Dr.
Fearing, with all his good qualities; is a vicious, malicious, hate-
harboring little man. Elizabeth City can not trust that type oi
man in office. Elizabeth City must have a chief executive who
maocnMQ ahnvo tv uWrin e. Dr. Fearine can best serve the
nommunitv in the Dosition which he now. so well occupies. As
good a physician as Zene Fearing' should never be encouraged to
mix politics with medicine. It's a bad combination for the patient
and worse for the doctor.
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THE State Tax Commission is to' be congratulated upon its
appointment of J. P. Thompson as Tax Supervisor of iasqutanK
county, as. well as upon the appointment oi v-i. wiinamt. as,
Supervisor of the First District. These practical, methodical, con-
scientious gentlemen will come pretty near seeing to it that. the
property in this county and his district goes on the tax books at
something like its real value.
x Tr.vmT?v rmhlir. service corooration in Elizabeth City, withi
lone exception, has raised its rates ot service during tne war. xne
'one exception is the telephone company. Manager. Grice and the
Elizabeth City & Norfolk Telephone & Telegraph Co. are due a
vote of thanks from the whole community. Under government i
control they could have raised their rates any day had they been
WATCH the value of taxable property in Pasquotank county g
jump from approximately $8,000,000 to approximately $25,000,000 s
when the revaluation of property is made this year.
COURTESY -:- PROMPTNESS -:- AND
PERSONAL : SERVICE
HIS newspaper congratulates Elizabeth City upon the
final and complete ovethrow of a political machine that
has dominated this town and county for twenty years.
In Tuesday's municipal election in Elizabeth City the people of
Elizabeth City served notice on politicians to keep hands off the
administration of this city. The people of' this town want good
government and they elected a Board of Aldermen in Tuesday s
election that gives promise of a better administration of municipal
affairs. Only two members of the present Board of Aldermen
were re-elected and they were re-elected because they have dared
I to stand out against the majority bosses of the old Board.
And now this newspaper congratulates the splendid body of
men elected in Tuesday's balloting. These men are to be con
gratulated because they were elected not by political manuever-
ing, but solely upon merit thru the confidence imposed in them
oy tneir ieiiow townsmen. The new Board of Aldermen will ap
preciate this expression of a city's confidence and work harmon
iously: and diligently for a cleaner, better, more beautiful city, a
city free from favoritism, graft and peanut politics.
The new Board of Aldermen will have the support of this
newspaper, the support of the Elizabeth City Chamber of Com
merce and the support of all good citizens in the task ahead of
them the task of providing Elizabeth City with a clean, efficient
city management. () i;i,, '
GERMANS DYING HARD
The Germans says that the
Allies peace terms are a
dreadful and murderous docu
ment, which they cannot ac
cept and sign. Oh well, of
ten times a fellow thinks that
he can't do a thing until he
has to. But when he finds out
that he has got to do it, he
goes about it like a man and
is mighty glad to do it.
We 'offer our continuous
steady growth t as evidence of
our claim, that we give more
Value and Style in Men's, Young
Men's and Boy's Clothing, Fur
nishings and Shoes, for the
Price, than any Merchant in
Our Sales have increased
every year, over each preceed
ing one, about Eight Thousand
Dollars. And at the rate we are
going thus far, we will consid
erably surpass all previous
gains this year. .
There is a reason! If you
don't know what it is, you
should by all means examine
our stock before buying else
where. We would be delighted
to show you.
C. A. COOKE,
ELIZABETH CITY, N. C.
Norfolk, ..ya,, May 15, 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 65C
ueese, uve .- 25c
Turkeys, live 35c
Roosters, live' t20c
Ducks, live 30c
Irish Potatoes $4.00
Nancy Halls jg.oo
Haymans $6.00 to S7.00
Market dull on Sweet Potatoes.
A Bank of Character, Strength And
do the best Job printing.
WANTED A good reliable young man
(Zb to 40 years) who has had some ex
perience running a store. Would pre
fer a man from this section. I am will
ing to pay a very liberal salary to the
right party and give him a chance of
quick promotion. He must be a hust
ler. Apply to O. .F. GILBERT, Eliz
abeth City, N. C.
One day a little boy came to the
postoffiee window asking for mail.
The clerk Inquired the lad's name and
gave him some mail. The following
ay he again appeared asking for
mail, but was not recognized by the
busy clerk, who inquired, "Whose lit
tie boy are you?" And, the boy, look
ing trustfully ap into her face, replied.
Why, I'm the same little boy I was
Your Face And
Several things govern the
selection of lenses and
mountings we offer that
should appeal to refined
and . particulars people. - ;
We have found that hard
ly any two persons have
faces precisely alike in con
tour, but that faces as a
rule may be classed under
three generic heads, wide
narrow, and narrow-long.
On the wide-short' face
we fit lenses that tend to
minimize the width. For
the wide-narrow face we
select a lens of special
shape, and for the. long
narrow a still different form
that tends to increase the
appearance of width.
Our belief that glasses
can be worn with becom
ing effect at the same time
that they give perfect vis
ion is what governs our se
ection of lenses and mount
ings. G.L. Hall Optical Co.
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I Preserving Eggs With j
Bad For Doctor and Patient
)7 ARDLY is the ink dry on the returns from Tuesday's mu'n-
1) icipal election in this city when the scramble begins for
appointive offices. Already a half dozn mor,
suggested for Mayor, and this newspaper is informed that as many
more are pulling wires for the office of City Manager. Among
the men mentioned for Mayor is Dr. Zenas Fearing. This news
ISScSS0" m0Vement t0 Dr. Fearing Mayo, bf
No man who will bear malice toward another man in W
E are now selling quantities of Silicate of 'Soda
(Liquid Glass) the preparation recommended bv
the Department of Agriculture for preserving eggs.
The process is simpler and far less trouble than
serving fruit or canning tomatoes.
All you have to do is pour a pint of Liquid Glass into
ten pints of boiled, copied water and then pour this mix
ture oyer the eggs which are; preferably placed small
end down in a stone or earthenware crock.
A pint of Liquid Glass , costs you 35 cents.
60 cents. :''." ' ' --";.
A quart, S
The method preserves them more surely than-if they-'
were kept in refrigeration: - v '' ' v
Cor. Water and Matthero Streets
Seek New Business on Our
Elizabeth City, N. C.
p. ii. 'William's' Pratt."
E. F. A YD LETT, Vice-Prest.
H. G. KRAMER, Cashier.
W. H. JENNINGS, Asst. Cashier.
We have just unloaded three STUDEBAK
ER Sixes which are probably the only Stude
bakers we will be able to get for the next 60
days. We would suggest quick action if you
want one of these desirable cars.
Price $2295 Delivered
FULLY EQUIPPED -
Equipment includes cord tires with extra
tire andcover; rear and front spring bump-
- ers; motor meter etc., etc.
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YOU ARE THE FIRST TO-DRIVE
When you buy a Studebaker from this agency you are the first person to drive that
car. We turn it over to you just as it came from the factory, without a drop of gaso
line going fcito it until you' buy it. "When you "buy a Studebaker here. you do not buy, a
car that has been driven by every Tom Dick and Harry or used for demonstration pur
poses. .-Tou are the 'first to drive the car. Because it's a Studebaker we don't have to
try Jt out for a week or ten days before risking a sale, i . '
, Pasquotank Motor Company
Studebaker Dealers lor Northeastern North Carolina :
ELIZABETH CITY, N. C.