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SEPTEMBER 5, 191$ ;
THE INDEPENDENT, ELIZABETH CITY, Ni C
EDITORIAL. CONCLUDED FROM PAGE 4
In their frantic efforts to get rid of the billions of dollars xf
merchandise tnat naa been piled up on both continents
,u,r, came a general demand upon the part of capitalists for war
3g business believed that a war would use up the surplus and give
them a new start. .. If they, could get rid of their surplus goods and
destroy some of their competitors in the process, they, would have
easy sailing for another decade or so. German business men thought
they could get England, France and Russia outrof their way, they
w-ould be more prosperous. England, France and, Russia thought
their commercial safety depended upon getting rid of Germany.
American business men knew that if Germany, England and France
'troald fight each other for a season they would curtail production
and give America a chance to hog the world's markets. Big busi
es banked on war. , .. , ... , ' ' x
But they got more war thart-they bargained for.
The war called for more than thirty million able bodied work
ers to do the fighting. Other1 millions were required; to supply
with munitions. This created an unprecedented demand for
labor, ine mdnuiatuiwa wcic cuuijjciicu lu -vie wiLii one anoiner
The Value of
Depends as much x upon its ..color and brilliancy
as its weight. Let us show you our collection or
fine Diamonds. , '
Each one is priced in plain figures and is guaran
teed to be exactly as represented.
Here you have the experience of 37 years , in
"YOUR JEWELER SINCE 1882"
CORNER MAIN & WATER STS.
Mrs. J. A. Evans oFManteo, N. C. passed
through the city Monday enroute to the
northern markets to purchase her fall mil
linery. On their arrival her patrons will
be served the most charming models of
the season. Prices to suit all. Your pat
MRS, . A. EVANS & CO.
MANTEO, N. C
in paying fabulous wages to get labor. Government vied with cap
italists, payingeven higher wages. Still there was a dearth erf men
and millions of women were pressed into overalls and given the
pay of men to do men's work. , ? - ' v . . 'V-
Labor suddenly became conscious of its power and drunk with
prosperity. Labor began to get a taste of the comforts nd luxuries
of life formerly enjoyed by the rich. "" And labor is just as reluctant
to relinquish these comforts and luxuries as the rich are reluctant
to forego any of their pleasures, and prerogatives.
Here is' the predicament the world finds itself in today. The
workingmari today is not a slave, a vassal or, a serf to be exploited
at will. He claims the god given right to work or loaf as he chooses.
It is not set down anywhere in the accepted gospel that a man has
got to work just for the sake of laying up treasures for himself or
any one else The workingman who has labored all his" life and
never gotten more for his labor than his bed and board isn't to be
terrorized by a little thing like being out of a job.
Labor is demanding more and more of the fruits of its toil and
insists upon toiling less tor tne purposes ot production. j-iuor seems
to instinctively know that producing a surplus of commodities
makes for hard imes and trouble. " v v
Capital frowns at the new spirit of labor and decides to give
it what it asks, higher wages. But capital passes the price on to
the consumer. " The public is made to pay the, bill. Labor gets twice
as much for making a pair of shoes, but goes , into the market to
find, that it has to pay three times" as much for. the same pair of
shoes. Labor demands another raise in wages. "' ' 7 'V
" Where will it end? Where can it end? It can end only by
the democratization of industry. The individualistic capitalist sys
tem has broken down ; it can't carry on. The people have got to
take things into their' hands, gradually, peacefully and patiently
nd work out a more equitable distribution of labor and its products.-
The beginning must be made with public utilities and public
tesources.. Government ownership of rail roads, mines, banks and
insurance companies seems to be the only way out. These things
have been the masters of the people ;. they are losing their grip;
the people must become the masters now or there will be chaos
and bloody-revolution. Not even Wilson's League of Nations can
keep the people enslaved terthe old order for long. The next Con
gress of the United States can wreck this country or stabilize it.
It can stabilize it only by insuring the; people againpt the continued
exploitation and aggression of our billionaire autocracy ; this can be
done only by and thru government the people's control of indus
try. There is only one way the government can control big busi
ness and that way is thru government ownership. Control of the
giants of capital of modern times can come only from the inside I
never from the outside because, verily, business is bigger than
But have no fears for the changes that are in store for all of
The world has always fought change and has lost the light
each time. But it has recovered and advanced with every cnange.
Nothing could have been more hopeless than the outlook of our
proud people of this wonderful southland who emerged from the
Civil War stripped of all their goods and chattels and burdened with
debt. But as they came thru that crisis, crushed and bruised as
they were, so will we, more brave, more courageous and more re
sourceful, pass thru the present crisis arid be the gainers by it.
UNTIL Pasquotank and Camden counties provide free ferries
across the Pasquotank river at Elizabeth City for the benefit of the
public, Elizabeth City merchants will do well to arrange some
methpd for refunding ferry tolls to the people of Camden and Curri
tuck counties who do their trading in ElizaDeth"'"dty-nttetpe3ple
of Camden and Currituck are getting sore over having to pay a tax
to a private ferryevery time they enter and leave Elizabeth City.
A free bridge across Pasquotank river would cost about $25,000.
The present toll bridge costs Elizabeth City several times that sum
in lost trade every year.
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D E P A R T M E NT
- Contributed by
G ROVER W. FALLS
Farm Demonstration Ageut
MISS MARGIE ALBERTSON
, Home Demonstration Agent
Norfolk's Biggest Store
We Are Ready to Show You The
Foremost Fashion Tailored Suits,
Frocks And Goats For Women
A LTHO summer lingers and will continue with us for some time, still there are
unmistakable signs of the approach of Autumn-it is noticeable in the color
tones of the evening sky, it is felt in the crisp coolness of the night air and its
nearness is emphasized by the falling leaves.
The invariable "first demand" on the approach of a new season is Wearables and
the message we would bring you this morning is to the effect that we were never bet
ter ready than now to help our customers to good look, good style, good taste and
everything that is good in Clothes.
The time when possession of the new things is most gratifying to oneself and most impressive to one's friends
is just a little before everybody else has them. This collection of Wearables. to which we call your attention is for people
who want to be first, and we are sure that you'll enjoy seeing them at you earliest opportunity.
TAILORED SUIT $55
This is a handsome Autumn Suit,
tailored of Oxford Cloth. The Coat
is cut on a straight line tailored model.
The notable style feature is the nar
row tucks, finished with,, handwork;
silk crows' feet. Tt JW '' . .
The lining is a good quality Peau
The skirt is strictly tailored.
An excellent value at $55.'
TAILORED SUIT $65
A Suit that is a splendid example
f the becomingness of the new Fall
Fashions. Tailored of Wool Velour.
The front of the coat has narrow tucks
finished with hand-made knots, novel
convertible collar ; 'the lining is a hand
somely flowered satin.
The skirt is cut on simple, stylish
lines. - "
An exceptionally modish suit at only
$65. - "
STREET FROCKS $39.75
Autumn is bringing us some of the
cleverest, most becoming Frocks you
have ever seen such as the one told
of here. s : i
The material is an excellent quality
French Serge, smartly braided around
the waist line and is finished with a
handsome corded girdle."
A Frock which is sure to meet with,
your hearty approval. . ,
Priced at $39.75.
TRICOTINE FROCK $55
Fashions in Frocks present some
very novel and becoming effects. - We
give particular mention of this mode,
as it possesses such wonderful lines.
A smart, all wool Tricotine Frock,
presenting an exclusive style-idea in
corded ornaments on back and front.
Made in long waist line model, with
narrow belt of self material, tailored
sleeves, and round neck.
Priced at $55.
Plume Street Second Floor
VELOUR COAT $39.75
A stylish coat that you can wear
now and right on through the Win
terand a splendid value, too.
A mighty stylish Coat, tailored of
fine Wool Velour and lined with Sol
Satin. lade in a full-belted model,
-having large shawl collar of selected
Plush. You will find this Coat both
practical and becoming. ?
.... We offer these Coats at only $39.75
' BLACK PLUSH COAT $55
Another of the style leaders in Win
ter Coats for women one that is sty
lish, practical and comfor;ble. - ..
Tailored of fine quality black Plush,
lined with high-luster Venetian.
A new belted model, finished with
collar and cuffs of Kit Coney Fur.
This Coat is priced to sell at only $55
More Valuable Than That of Any Other
Common Farm Animal
The manure produced is a valuable
by-product of poultry raising. It is es
timated that the : average night droppr
ings of a. hen amount to 30 to 40 lbs.
per year. This represents the manure
which can certainly be saved with -the 4
exercise of a little care.
A conservative estimate, indicates tlrnt
this manure 'contains fertilizing consti
tuents which would cost 24 to 25' cents
if bought in vthe form of commercial
.fertilizers at ordinary prices A flock
of 100 hens would, at this rate, pro
duce manure worth $20 to $25 a year.'
If, however, the manure is not pro
perly cared for, as much as one-half .of
its fertilizing value is. likely to be lost.
To prevent loss, frequent cleaning of
the dropping boards, or floor if hen
houses where dropping, boarls are not
used, is necessary and some sort of ab
sorbent should be used daily. The use
in moderate quantities of fine, dry loam
6? "road dust, or preferably mixtures of
these with such materals. as land. plas
ter,, acid phosphate, and potash salts,
has been recommended.' Sawdust has "al
so been used with good results at the
rate of 10 pounds per hen per year mix
ed with 16 pounds oi acid phosphate
and 8 pounds of kainit. This gives a
fertilizer which contains about 0.25 per
cent nitrogen, 4.5 per cent of phosphor
ic acid, and 2 per cent of potash, and
is worth about $10.00 per ton at ordi
nary prices of these fertilizing consti
tuents. It is a better balanced fertili
zer than manure alone, and is usually in
better mechanical condition for applica
tion to the soil by means of fertilizer
distributors or manure spreaders.
With the present high price of potash
salts it is impracticable to . use such
materials .in. the way -suggested, and it
may also be impracticable to use acid
phosphate. In this case somewhat lar
ger amounts of sawdust should be used.
Sifted coal ashes may be used as an
absorbent, but wood ashes or lime
should not be mixed with the manure.
as they are likely to cause the loss of
its most valuable fertilizing constiuent,
namely, nitrogen (ammonia). Occassion-
ally the litter from the poultry house
may be mixed with the manure. This
increases the bulk, but greatly reduces
the value per pound of the manure and
makes it difficult to apply to the soil,
except when it is broadcasted and plow-
" Poultry manure is more valuable than
the manure of any other common farm
animal as is shown by the following ta
ble: Analysis and Value per Ton of Manure
of Different Animals.
Poultry manure is particularly well
adapted to gardening and poultry rai
sers and farmers should either use it on
their own gardens or dispose of it at
a good price, thus increasing the profits
of their flocks.
Ntrgen. Ph.Acd. Pot. Value
0.80 0.50 0.80
2.000 2.000 v000.
.768 .391 .591
.840 .390 .320
.490 .260 . .480
.426 .290 .440
"I Spent a $1 on Rat-Snap and Saved
the Price of a Hog."
James McGuire, famous Hog Raiser of
New Jersey says, "I advise every farmer
troubled with rats to use RAT-SNAP.
Tried everything to get rid of rats. Spent
$i on KAT-SNAP. Figured the rats it
killed saved the price of hog." RAT
SNAP comes in cake form. No mixing
with other food. Gats or dogs won't
touch it. Three sizes 25c, 50c, $1.00.
Sold and guaranteed by CITY DRUG
STORE, CULPEPPER HDW. CO., and
G. W. TWIDDY. AJ22-4t
Currituck, N. C, Sept. 2, 1919 Mr,
John Brumsey and daughter Ruth, of
Norfolk, spent the week end with rel
Miss. Norma Lawrence, of Norfolk,
who has ben visiting relatives here, has
returned home. ' , .
Moyock boys and girls gave a play
entitled "Civil Service" in the High
School Auditorium here Saturday night.
Mrs. O. TiGriggs left for Norfolk
Monday, where she has accepted a po
sition. Currituck High School will open, Mon
day, Sept, 8.
Little Miss Miserere Hettrick of Eliz
abeth City is visiting friends here.
Mrs. Z. B. Taylor is : seriously ill at
her homo at Maple. ,
Mr. Che sleigh Ballance is working at
Morse's Point now
Misses Margaret Truitt and )Suse q
Ferrell spent -Saturday night.with friends
here. ': ''" '
Miss Grace Davis has returned home
after a visit to friends in Norfolk.
Miss Bettie Williams left here Friday
morning to teach school.
To make flaky
nuts and cake of
you must use
THE OLD RELIABLE
Go buy it today!-
We are in the midst of a period of recon
struction. " "
V Wages, the commodities and necessi
ties of life and even our pleasures are being
paid for at a rate away in excess of any
thing within the recollections of ' the pres
ent generation. For about five years, and
particularly during the. two years just
passed, our entire resources, especially as
applied to building of all kinds, were used
in helping our friends across the . seas in
constructing ships, barracks, etc., for
transportation purposes and housing sol
diers and' sailors. .
Under orders from our Government the
builders and mechanics of. the country
were practically forbidden the construct
ion of new houses for homes; the conse
quences is, that at the present times there
are thousands of families in this great land
of ours, and most noticably in the larger
cities, without homes. While at this time
the situation is most acute, it will be far
worse this coming fall. Many families,
when their rents were raised stored their
furniture and went to the country; after
September 1st they will want to return;
more soldiers are coming back, many of
whom will be getting married and no place
to go to live. The situation is most serious.
Building-and Loan Associations are do
ing their utmost to help solve the problem,
but we haven't enough money to meet 'the
You are asked to increase your deposits
' and bring in as many new members as pos
sible. The opportunity is here to double
our assets within a short time. Are ybu
Ninth Series opens next Saturday, Sep
tember 6th, 1919. -
ALBEMARLE BUILDING AND LOAN
J. P. Kramer, Pres. W. Ben Goodwin, Sec.
Room 214, Hint on Building
Phones, 31 2-842-J
If, after mine entire contents at thm
on according to dlrirtto , yen are t
- aanmoa w wwwry mpm, y
will rntnsd the money yoa
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It is real coffee. Real
ec&U0e it 10 careloily
axine is sold in an indi
vidual air-tight tin, c&n.
The Reily-Tylor Company
1 ffyw Orieans