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FRIDAY, JULY 18, l9l9
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W. 0. SAUNDERS, Editor
Published every Friday by W. 0. Saunders at 505 East Fear
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2nd elM. matter at the pos of fic. at Elizabeth C fty, N. C, June 9. 1908
FRIDAY, JULY 18, 1919
Sinn Feiner and Bolshevik
IR EDWARD CARSON, the Irsih Unionist leader, speak
ing at Belfast last Saturday, scored America, iui en
couraging Sinn Fein demonstrations in this country, de-
yTte-r"l crV.t r mind her own business. Of course,
cianiiK mat auiwho, v T . ,
it is none of Sir Edward Carson's, business if we do let the Irish
carry on their propaganda in this country, since this is supposed
to be a free country.
.j. 4. i coo- ctMTiP-P to Sir Edward, that Amen-
UL 11 II1UL JUUn. paconib ""o
v, iii ovptv time a Russian Bolshevik opens
Uit X U.13CD exit; vx . ,
rl hurrahs over the Irish
niouiu, auu jcl wiuco, urnvu . .
revolutionary in this country at thefiresent time dare not
month under nenaltv of deportation, imprisonment or
lynching. And yet a bunch of Sinn Feiriers, Irish revolutionaries
are entertained by the Massachusetts State Legislature, the presi
dent of the new Irish Republic occupies the presidenntal suite at
the Waldorf Astoria Hotel while visiting New York City, and Irisa
revolutionaries loaded in sight seeing automobiles are permitted
to parade the streets of New York City and shout for Irish inde
pendence. It's all right for the Irish to rebel against our ally Eng
land and set up a government to suit themselves; we encourage
them in their revolution and help to finance them. We even ap
pear to forget that these same Sinn Feiners were in league with
Germany during the war and received arms, ammunition and
much coin from the Kaiserland to aid them in making trouble for
Now what's the difference between the Sinn Femer and the
Bolsheviki? Both are fighting for liberty according to their own
lights. Each is trying to establish a government opposed to the
old autocratic regime. One overthrows the Czar and the other
would overthrow the King. Why do we lynch the one and pamp
er the other?
Does the explanation he in the fact that the Sinn Feiners are
Irish and Roman Catholic? The Irish and the Roman Catholic
have always been the mainstay of the Democratic party. The
Irish vote in this country runs into millions. The Russian vote is
not organized and is inconsiderable. The Roman' Catholics have
access to the White House thru various doors. The Russians can't
get within three blocks of the back door. These may not be the
reasons, but they are suggestions Jthat we can't help entertaining.
The Nation (New York) points out another very excellent
reason why the Sinn Feiner gefs the long end of it while the Bol
shevik gets the toboggan. The Bolshevik in setting up his gov
ernment has monkeyed with the capitalist class; the Sinn Feiner
lets the capitalist enjoy his capitalist privileges and exploit the
masses as usual. And that makes a real difference.
hnr and, the Socialist box,,thru which they can express
. . . ' :i xvi,- i rtricter their convictions upon .the
their nones l muugut, -
oubiic questions of their day." America is struggling to-day. to
find , a ballot box. If it doesn't find it, then God have mercy
rn thic pnnntrv.
hofwAAn reaction ana revolution uiwc w uv
' i' . -. j : -t- -,-nA there
fnr America- If this miaaie gruuiiu ia uui iuuuu
wna thW revolution. The revolutionary idea has got a
footing in this country and the reactionaries, are boostmg, it along.
hv doinp- the same dambliool things that the ancient .rnansees
r to m,t down Christianity. Jesus never would have risen
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from the dead if the fools hadn't killed him.
WITHIN 24 hours of the signing of the Peace Treaty, 144
American soldiers with the Army of Occupation in Germany ap-
nlied for;iicenses to wed German women. Evidently mere are
that we sta.v-at-homes don't un-
some imugs gums w - .
derstand." - ; . :
.J!, I HAVE been warned that my criticisms of President Wilson
are diseasing to the Democratic leaders in this State.- is tnat so :
vsj'rx nmocratic leaders needn't worry; I shall not burden that
party with my presence when there is a decent party in the coun
try to turii to. t ,
at .t tm Mr CTTRDY hits the nail on the head. He says Amerr
ica needs not a third party, but a second party. The difference
between the Democratic party and the Republican party is. the
difference between tweedle dum and tweedle dee; both have de
generated into parties of plunder; both have the financial backing
of the criminal rich and neither represents the American people.
IF you think I am sacrificing my political career by saying
exactly what I think about the political party with which I have
been identified from birth, then you are wasting your pity. I have
ho aspiration to a political career. I made the mistake of taking
one elective office and found that which I knew all the time that
no man can be a success in politics and keep his hands clean.
THAT British dirigible which has just sailed across the At
lantic and back was just a German Zeppelin with a few English
improvements added. The Germans might have had the credit
for that glorious achievement had they not carried intensive mili
tarism along with their splendid industrialism. But militarism is
the price a country has to pay for industrialism so long as a coun
try's industries are controlled by private interests.
ITALY is the sorriest spectacle emerging from the world war.
The Italians thought the war would last six months and they were
prepared for a war of just about that length of duration. But it
lasted seven times six months and now Italy finds herself a moral
physical and financial bankrupt, worse off by far than Belgium,
worse off than Germany or what was Austria. -
GOOD ROADS PAY
Give Us Bread
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'HE WILSON administration is training mousauuo
speakers to take the stump and the platform during the
next few months and explain the League of Nations to
Avt-;son -rovrVio "Pitv fhp a riTrnTiistration can i Sena out a
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few speakers to explain the ungodly prices of food.
-It is a notorious fact that America has more food on hand
to-day than it can consume or sell, and prices are higher than
when the armistice was signed on Nov. 11, 1918.
On May 26, 1919 there were 96,000,000 bushels of wheat on
hand in the mills and elevators in this country, or nearly three
times as much as there was on the same date a year ago. But
instead of prices going down, flour is hovering around the $14
a barrel mark which the speculators set for it months ago, with
the aid of the wonderful Mr. Herbert Hoover. In meantime we are
selling flour to England at a price which enables the British gov
ernment to sell it to British consumers at $5.11 a barrel.
We are paying 40 cents a pound for stuff called lard and the
government has on hand right now nearly 50,000,000 pounds of
salted bacon. Asked why this bacon isn't thrown on the market
for the benefit of the consumer, government agents explain that
it was prepared for the soldiers and isn't fit for civilians to eat.
In God Almighty's name, what sort of government is this that
will buy 50,000,L00 pounds of salt pork that civilians won't eat, to
feed to its soldiers?
Of course, we will be given an opportunity, to forget little
things like this when Mr. Wilson and his trained supporters begin
to yawp about the League of Nations. But some of us can't help
wishing the government would explain "some of these things that
pinch our stomachs and flatten our pocket books. We would es
pecially like to know why we sell England 2,000,000 pounds of
butter at a price that enables the British consumer to buy it at
51 cents a pound at his corner grocery, while we at home, are pay
ing 70 to 75 cents? And we would like to know why American
bacon that costs us 60 cents a pound at home, is shipped across
the Atlantic to England and retailed at 33 cents a pound? The
explanation of these damnable facts means more to the good
American housewife than an explanation of why President Wilson
went to Europe to make the world safe for Democracy and lost
his own soul. The country is crying for bread and its "greatest
Statesman of all the ages" tosses it a stone. -
There is no longer any
need of arguing the necessity
or profitableness of Paved
Roads, in North Eastern Car
olina. For not only does every
body see the need of hard
surfaced roads, but they be
lieve that they will pay for
themselves by the saving in
wear and tear on Team, Ve
hicles, Machinery and Gaso
line over that required for the
ordinary dirt road.
The only question now is, are
we going to get what we want?
And if so, when? North Eastern
North Carolina people have long
since learned that the Best is'
the Cheapest and they will not
be content with anything short
of the best.
That righteous conclusion ac
counts for our business not
only holding up through these
hot Summer months, but for its
being even better than at any
previous time during the year.
Everybody, that knows us,
know that we sell the best
Men's, Young Men's and Boys'
Clothing", Furnishings and Shoes
to be round m America for the
And that our Styles are not
only Up-To-Date, but are usual
ly ahead of the seasons. For in
stance, we now have a big line
of the very Newest Styles in
both Single and Double Breast
ed Skirt Model Coat Suits with
Belts all around and Silk lined
for Young Men, in all the most
popular colors for the coming
If it's anything New and Sty
lish that a Man, Young Man or
Boy wears, we've got it, at the
Also, we make Suits to in
dividual Measurements. New
Fall Samnles now in. Can Fit
any man that walks !
Come to see us.
C. A. COOKE,
Elizabeth City, N. C.
United States Railroad Administration
NORFOLK SOUTHERN RAILROAD
Trains Nos. 15 and 16 between Golds
boro and Marsden were temporarily
suspended account damaged trestle
over the Neuse River near New Bern
These trains and all other trains
are now running through on regular
schedules. The damage having been
repaired on July 9, 1919. Jyl8-1
TOO LATE TO CLASSIFY
Several residences in Elizabeth City
good location Also several farms
from 2 to 6 miles of city. HARRY M.
SEELEY, 313 Hinton Building.
Somethings To Read
EADERS of this newspaper who believe that a political
realignment is essential to the preservation of sanity,
stablility, liberty and progress in America should care
fully read Allen McCurdy's splendid article "America Needs a New
Political Alignment," appearing on page, 6 of this issue of THE
If there is not a political realignment in this country at an
early date there will be a revolution in this country at a later date.
The old political parties are not meeting the issues of the times
and recognize theni only to beat them down with a club. Millions
of Americans to-day are tolerant of Bolshevism and every other
ism, simply because they can not conceive any thing worse than
the rotten old political parties that have this country within their
grasp. Millions secretly admire the Bolshevist because he has
had the nerve to get out from under the old order and kick a bale
of hay out of his former bosses.
Mr. McCurdy points out that sturdy Americans today demand
a ballot box "standing somewhere between the Democratic-Re-
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to Any Costume ;
Always beautiful, alwiys
appropriate. Accepted by tne
woman everywhere as her favor
ite jewel. Our stock of La
Tausca Necklaces will delight
you. Superb array of qualities,
at a wide range of prices.
WANTED 40 H. P. Stationary Boiler
in good condition. Apply to C. A. PER
KINS, Powells Point, N. C. pJyl.8-6t
rxju. sAijiu: Hupmooiie Jttoaaster in
good condition. Will sell cheap. Tires
practically new. H. W. MORRISETTE.
Phone 980, City. . , cJyl8-lt
"Your Jeweler Since 1882"
Main and Water Sts.
SURE SIGN OF
Probably you only see clearly by
making an effort, and if so, it is likely
that you suffer in various ways: for
instance, your eyes will seem weak
will "water" profusely and ache al
times. You may also feel pain outside
the eyes severe headache may be oi
frequent occurrence. All these things
indicate the existence of some smal
eye-defect which is causing friction
and for which the remedy is correctly
adapted glasses. To fit glases for these
small defects is a difficult matter
which can only be accomplished by
the long-experienced, scientifically
equipped eyesight specialist. Dr. Mas
row is the one for you to consult he
has the hearty endorsement and rec
ommendation of thousands of men and
women who have been greatly bene
fitted by his life-long experience and
skill. More than likely, some of your
relatives and friends are among his
small army of satisfied patrons- Dr
Masrow's office is in the' Dickson Jbuild
ing, corner of Granby ' and Tazewel
streets. Norfolk, Va You will find his
charges for glasses very moderate.
CURRITUCK COMBINES SCHOOL
& WELFARE SUPERINTENDENTS
The Currituck County Board of Edu
cation met the first Monday in July
and re-elected Wv D- Cox as Superin
tendent of Schools.
The Board in Joint session .with , the
Board of County Commissioners -combined
the office of County . Superinten
dent of Public .Welfare, recently, creat
ed by -the Legislature, with that of
Superintendent of r Schools and rec
ommended for appointment" as Mem
bers of the -County Board of Public
-Welfare the following:' ...Dr., W. : T
Griggs, Dr. W. H. Coweli-and Dr. S
M. Mann. ' i
Norfolk, Va,, July 17, 191?.
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
sales.-- ' r - -
Hens ............ .
EggS vi'i .
Frying ' chiikens . .
Ducks, -live . V . . . .
New Irish ; Potatoes,primes
. p . .
. . 20c
. . :.25c
-you want your property
surveyed, or any drainage
.building "or other improve
ments made, I will be at
my home at South Mills for
two or tnree weeks
H. C. FOREHAND
SOUTH MILLS, N. c
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HETHER you prefer a liquid powder or paste for cleaning
your teeth we can supply you. a
For those who have sore mouths, and tender or bleeding gums
we recommend LAVORIS, an astringent, antiseptic and de- H
odorant liquid. It's taste is clean and pleasant and it is heal- B
ing and soothing. It comes in 30c, 60c and $1.20 sizes. "
For keeping the teeth, when in healthy condition, pearly white and the B
breath sweet, we suggest the use of ' EUTHYMOL TOOTH PASTE, 25c.
Pepsodent Tooth Paste, 60c or Peroxide Tooth Powder (A.D.S.) 25c.
See our line of fine bristle tooth brushes, 25c and up.
THE CITY DRUG STORE I
Phone No. 288. ' Cor Water and Matthews Sts. B
H. S. OVERMAN V. K. OVERMAN
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AGAIN we are enabled to offer the women of Northeast
ern North Carolina an opportunity to get one of
much coveted sets of aluminum kitchen ware on our easy
club plan. But you will have to act quick; you remember
how quickly our last lot of this excellent ware was snap
boiler, covered kettle, pot roaster, steam
cooker, casserole, strainer, pudding pan, 1 quart sauce ran, 1 1-2
quart sauce pan, 2 quart sauce pan; 3 quart covered Berlin sauce
, vcn. reserving Kettle, 5 quart tea kettle; 7 cup coffee
colator; carving knife, butcher knife and paring knife.
nJ ssk for
will be le
' m Tne set contains: Double
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!C, a membership card. Pay 98 cents cash dues and the set
ttmff rHlr? 1 Uvered to you; then pay us $1 a week for 15 weeks until
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