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W. 0. SAUNDERS, Editor
WILL NOT SIGN
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
montns ouc; rayaoie in Advance.
Entered as 2nd class matter at the pom office at Elizabeth City, N. C, June 0, 1908
FRIDAY, MAY 23, 1919.
Cross Roads Journalism .
cj" rf'NDER the terrible caption "Make Desperate Attempt to
77 II Steal District Highway funds to Enhance Private Inter-
JJ- ests," the Hertford Herald throws a spasm in its issue
of May 16. The Herald intimates that somebody in Elizabeth
City or Pasquotank County is trying to cripple the proposed Dis
trict highway between Edenton and the Virginia State Line for
the sake of getting federal and state aid for the proposed highway
from Elizabeth City to Portsmouth via the Dismal Swamp Canal
The Herald quotes this newspaper at length and would perhaps
leave the impression that this newspaper is a party to some such
sinister scheme as The Merald pretends to have discovered.
This newspaper probably knows more about the roads ques
tion and is in closer touch generally than The Hertford Herald.
This newspaper resents the charges made by The Herald and
assures the people of Perquimans county that no one in Pasquo
tank is -trying to steal anything from them or influence state and
federal authorities against any project in which the people of
Perquimans are interested. The people of Elizabeth City and Pas
quotank are solidly behind every good roads project and have no
axes to grind in favor of any project to the detriment of any other
Just a few months ago this same Hertford Herald was call
ing the people of Elizabeth City "boneheads" and accusing them
of being "opposed to progress." Perhaps it is the purpose of The
Hertford Herald to try to inflame the people of Perquimans coun
ty against the people of Pasquotank and prejudice Perquimans
county people against Pasquotank merchants and institutions.
If that is the game played by The Hertford Herald,: then it is The
Herald's privilege to play that sort of game. It may get rich at it.
It is the opinion of this newspaper however that northeastern
North Carolina generally and Elizabeth City particularly are not
standing for that sort of journalism in this new and better era.
What The City Expects
QLJZABETH CITY seems to be genuinely proud of the new
Board of Aldermen elected last week and is expecting
big things of this new combination of thoughtful citizens.
The Aldermen elect should appreciate this respect and confidence
and endeavor earnestly not to disappoint.
One all important thing the public expects of the new Board
is vigilance in the selection of a Mayor and City Manager.
For Mayor of Elizabeth City, Elizabeth City wants a clean,
forward looking, progressive, independent and aggressive citizen.
He must not be too old to have lost "pep" and he must be a man
of pleasing personality. We haven't had anything that looked like
a mayor ought to look, in a long time.
For City Manager the Elizabeth City public desires and ex
pects the appointment of a trained man who is not a citizen of
Elizabeth City and who has no local strings tied to him. When
the Chamber of Commerce of Elizabeth City wanted a Secretary,
the Chamber of Commerce combed the United States of America
to get a man big enough for the job. The office of City Manager
of Elizabeth City is a bigger job than being secretary of the Cham
ber of Commerce and should be filled by the biggest man the
country can supply for the money available. And right here I
want to say to the new Board of Aldermen that there will be a
special session of the General Assembly of North Carolina some
time next summer. I happen to absolutely control the man who
represents this city and county in the General Assembly, and I
pledge that representative to give the Board of Aldermen legis
lative authority to increase the salary of the office of City Mana
ger if, they want legislative authority for such an increase.
IGNORANCE is always the remorseless enemy of the man
who tries to serve. A subscriber to this newspaper recently can
celed nis subscription because, he said, I was the author of the new
state wide dog law. He also said that he had been told that all
the money from the state dog tax would go to Negro schools
inau man was really to ignorant to be running at large. I was
not the author of the dog law. The credit for that splendid piece
or legislation belongs to Representative Frank Ray, of Macon
county. The law does not apply the revenues derived from tho
dog tax to the Negro schools, except in so far as the Negro schools
get tneir part or tbe educational funds of the state.
SPEAKING before the Rotary Club in Norfolk the other
nignt, m tne presence of at least twenty-five representative busi
ness men of this , city, a representative of Sears, Roebuck & Co.,
of Chicago stated that his firm issued lastyear eight millions of
their big catalogs, each catalog containing more than 2.000
Eight per cent, of the overhead expense of this mail order concern
applies to the single item of advertising. They made last year
$20,000,000 clear profits. And many a local merchant who needs
advertising more than Sears, Roebuck & Co. hesitates to spend
one cent, of his overhead for advertising, and, kicks like a steer
when presented with the advertising rate card of his home news
THE fact that Mack Sawver'is the author of. tho cMio,
make Miniard Jennings, of Newland Township, Superintendent of
x-uuuc instruction m Pasquotank County, disqualifies Mr. Jen
nings, if he is not otherwise disqualified. Pasquotank will have
no man put in office by Mack Sawyer; Pasquotank is done with
jyxac oawyer ana aone witn every man who can be influenced
directly or indirectly by Old Man Mack and his discredited gang
If Mr. Jennings is the right sort of man he will flatly refuse to be
, cctuumaie ior tne omce, since the Mack Sawyer odium is attach
ed to him.
THE attention of the readers and advertisers is respectfully
called to the following act of Congress:
All editorial or other reading matter published inany newspaper magazine
or Periodical for the publication of which money or 4SS!SSS
is paid, accepted or promised shall be plainly marked "advertisement" Any
editor or publisher printing editorial or other reading mattlrTor which com
pensation is paid, accepted or promised without so markmg The same shTll
dollars ($50) nor more than five hundred dollars ($500).
MD-J3S JENNINGS Bays that "life is getting to be Just one
n drive after another.' 4
a n drive after another.'
'MIIiS. JENNINGS Uk;? 'tue is getting to Dt just
President of the. German
Government . says that they
will not sign the Peace Terms
submitted by the Allies.
Whereupon another equally as
wise German official says, that
it is, useless for them to resist.
That the Allies have ; them
down flat of their backs with
their knees in their stomachs
and their fingers in their eyes.
People who go along blindly
buying Clothing,, Furnishings
and Shoes of the General Stores
like their fathers did, without
ever comparing Quality, Style
and Prices with the Clothing
spebialist, will ultimately find
themselves from the standpoint
of economy and good' dress, as
helpless as are the Germans re
specting the peace teims.
Ours, is the only Exclusive
Men's, Young Men's and Boy's
Outfitting Store, from head to
foot in Elizabeth City.
We have made a specialty of
this line for more than twenty
years. We buy practically every
dollar's worth of our goods di
rect from the biggest and best
Manufacturers in America.
We buy them for cash and
sell them for cash. One Price to
everybody and that marked in
plain figures. Our operative f x
penses are as low, as is possible
for us to do business. There
fore, we know that we've got
the right Merchandise, at the
Come to see us.
PRIMARY SCHOOL 10TS
TO PRESENT OPERETTA
An operetta entitled, "In the Little
Folks' Town" wyi be presented Friday
night in the High School auditorium
by more than 100 kiddies of the pri
mary school. A pleasing program " of
beautiful drills, graceful dances and
catchy music by the prettiest little
folks in t North - Carolina is promised.
Admission fees of 25 cents for adults
and 10 cents for children will be
charged, the proceeds to bemused for
the benefit of the primary school.
TWILIGHT LEAGUE HELPS
SALVATION ARMY CAMPAIGN
v Elizabeth Citv's Twilight Baseball
League is for the Salvation Army. Di
rector Gilmore announced Tuesday that
the ' boys would donate the proceeds
from their games Wednesday afternoon
and Friday afternoon of this week to
the Salvation Army Home Service
Fund. The fans at Tuesday's game
threw just $17.85 into the hat. The
collection at the game this afternoon
is expected to easily double Wednes
"The Dice of Destiny" is the title of
our next atrial story, watch for the
first installment next week.
- (Concluded from page 1)
C. A. C00KE,
Elizabeth City, N. C.
$10; J. J. Morris, $2.50; S. R. Siff, $5;
Louis Selig, $5; Roy Henderson, $1; L.
C. Blades, 10.
J. Morrsette Pendleton, $5; Thos A.
Commander, $10; V. R. Gilmore, $5;
Geo. J. Spence, $5; Chas. M. Griggs,
$5; J. E. Weatherly, $5: N. Howard
Smith, $10; G. !D. Towe, $5; H. W.
Bundy, 34; W. P. Knowles, $5; G. F.
Derrlckson, $5; W. C. Glover, $5. "
AN . OMISSION
Through an oversight there was a
very important section of C. A. Cooke's
advertising article left out of our last
week's issue of this paper, for which
we vary much regret.
FOR' SALE Eight room residence on
corner lot on Martin St. A good home,
good neighborhood, to be sold cheap to
a quick buyer. Apply, to MISS HARRIS,
141 Martinj. Street, or Phone 919-U
c My 23-2 t
LOST: Mav 15. between Hinton cor
rier and" New Road, one Swiss . Watch,
B. $5.00 Reward . If returned to MISS
octagon shape, initials on back, M. P,
MATTIE BURNHAM, South Mills, N,
GRUEN Wrist WATCHES
His Graduation ;
GIFT BUYING IS OFTEN A PUZZLE. A TRIP TO
OUR STORE MAY SOLVE IT PERFECTLY FOR YOU
LOUIS SELIG .
"YOUR JEWELER SINCE 8S2"
r REPORT OF THE CONDITION OF
ELIZABETH CITY, N. C.
At the Close of Business ' ' '
MAY 12th, 1919.
-'. ' Resources, . '
Loans and Discounts . . . . . . . . . , . . . . ....... . . . ; $ '841,042.24
Overdrafts, secured and unsecured,, .... . . , - 768.21
United States Bonds and Liberty Bonds . . . .'. ..... . 135,750.00
North Carolina State : Bonds . . ........ . ..... 30,000.00
All other Stocks, Bonds, and Mortgages ....... '. . 7,000.00 fc
Banking Houses, Furniture and Fixtures ....... 3.,658.68
Demand Loans ...... 1 ............... . ... . . . 5,870.61
Due from National Banks . .... .......... . . . . . 14,059.32
Due from State Banks and Bankers .............. 12,009.27
Cash Items held over 24 hours ........... . 15,840.52
Checks for clearing . . ....... . . .... ... ...... 4,008.65
Gold Coin . i v ..... .. 947.50
Silver Coin, including all minor coin currency ...... 2,149.49
National Bank Notes and other U. S. Notes 11,116.00
Trust Investments '. . . . . ...... . . . . .- ... . . 60,000.00 '
Accrued Interest Receivable . 3,257.42
TOTAL; .... $1,147,477.91
Capital Stock paid in . , I . '.. . . . . . . . $ 100,000.00
Surplus Fund . . . . . . T . '. ......... . . . ..... 130,6ob.OO
Undivided Profits, less current expenses & taxes paid 13,205.25
Dividends Unpaid v , " 6.00
Bills Payable . . . . . . . 57,000.00
Deposits subject to check; ; . . . . . .... . . . . . . . ...... 425,011.54
Time Certificates of Deposit , . 3,500.00
Savings Deposits 350,558.96
Cashier's Checks, outstanding ... : . . , . ...... . . . . . k 897.30
Trust Deposits '. . J.. . . I 63,1063
Reserved for Interest not due 4,192.03
.-. TOTAL, $1,147,477.91
State of IJorth Carolina -County of Pasquotank.
I, H.x G. Kramer, Cashier pf the above named Bank; do solemnly
swear that the above statement is true to the best of my know
ledge and belief. ;
H. G. KRAMER, Cashier.
Subscribed and sworn to before me, this 21 x
day of May, 1919,
M. R. GRIFFIN, Notary Public.
- Correctr Attest: v
- ' " r-J.; t. mccabe,
C. E. KRAMER,
j. q. a. wood, ;.
Sunday, May 18 was a bright day f rr
Methodism in Salvo and Salvo did its
part for the Centenary Movement splen
dmly. Our church pledged herself far
above her quota, going Over The Top
in less than 15 minutes after the call
for giving was made. We feel grateful
to the people of Salvo for their liberal
support of this good cause; their good
work will not go unrewarded by Him
in whose name the work was accom
plished. Rev. W. A. Price, our pastor
was with us at Sunday's services and
made a very impressive talk.
W. E. HOOPER,
Salvo, N. C.
May 19, 1919.
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Let us show you a Conklin suited to your par
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. i Norfolk. Va.. Mav 22. 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 . actuaj
Hens ........ j 35c
Eggs ..y 43c
Frying .Chickens 55c to 60c
Gep.se, live 25c
Turkeys, live 35c
Roosters, live . . t 20c
Ducks, live 30c
Irish Potatoes $3.50 to $4.00
Nancy Halls '. . . $8.00 to $9.00
Haymans $7.00 to $8.00
Market dull on Sweet Potatoes.
. . . - n t .
uonimns are $2.50, $3.00, $3.50 and $4.00. Jf you can't
come to our store send us the price you wan to pay and
state whether you prefer fine, medium or bpld writing
point. We will forward pen by parcel post, guaranteeing
HINTON BLDG. ELIZABBTH CITY, N. C.
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United States Railroad Administration
NORFOLK SOUTHERN RAILROAD
Passenger Train Schedules! Corrected
to February 1, 1919
As v information, not guaranteed.
South and West Bound
" No. 5. TMn 1 "NTA 5
Eliz. City xlO : 0 3am xll : 35am xlO : 17pm
Edenton 11:15am 12:35nm llrSlnm
New Bern .
TRY IT OH YOUR LIVE STOCK
It wiU keep them free from insect
parasites and protect them against
ICreso Dip No. 1
EASY TO USE EFFECTIVE
KILLS LICE, MITES AND FLEAS.
DRIVES AWAY FLIES. HEALS CUTS.
SCRATCHES AND WOUNDS. FOR
MANGE. SHEEP SCAB AND OTHER
Experiments on live hogs prove that a
2K dilution kills virul
Cholera Virus in five minutes by contact
Kreso Dip No. 1 in original packages. For Sale by
T HE C I T Y DRUG STORE
Cor. Water and Matthews S's.
u. en white ron run booklkts on
. y 2 : 40pm ylO :30am
y 3:00pm ylO :45am
x 2:20pm 1:20am
7 : 30pm yl2 : 10pm
7 : 45 pm xl6 :50am
Lv Elizabeth City
Ar Charlotte 2:45pm
No. 4 No. 2 NO. 6.
Leave . -
Eliz. City x 6:00am 3:00pm z 3; 30pm
Ar Norfolk - 8 : 10am 4 : 50pm 5 : 30pm
x Daily -
y Daily except Sunday: : T
V, 6 Tuesday, Thurs. and Sat. only.
G. B. UNDERWOOD, Traffic AgL
- Edenton , N. C.
E. S. DOUGLASS, Tck.- AgL,
" - - . ' - Elizabeth-City, N. C
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ES&ST t (I'JIS"
Only results the inviting appear
ance the fine. even texture and
delicious tastiness of foods
leavened with it can truly prove
how much tietter Rumford is.
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