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fHE NEW DAY FOR
Pco -fe Aout Ready to Substitute
Political Intelligence For
The simple fact is tnat me iuyu
economic system under which we haye
been living has run its course, jx ua
gone about as far as it can go. me
sign that it cannot go much farther is
that it cannot feed the people. No sys
tem can endure under which tne peopie
The great, rolling wave from the Eu
ropean War did not hit us during the
war. During the war, and for months
after its close, a superficial observer
'iTtrht have believed as all such observ
ers did, in fact, believe that there was
to be no real reconstruction in America;
that, barring a few mmor readjustments,
ererrthing would go on as before.
Some of these gentlemen are evident
ly now beginning to revise their calcu
Tations. The news of the first week of
August brought to higft circles their first
realization that something must be done.
The extreme difficulty of keeping alive is
Teatmg in the people a feeling that is
fall of danger to the old order. Mr
GTpnn E. Plumb, author of the Plumb
nTait for the governmental ownership of
the- railroad's, and attorney for the rail
arsT brotherhoods, warned a Senate com
mittee that, in his opinion, if the. rail
roads were not taken over, there would
fcp a revolution. Quickly asked what he
i--nt. he replied: "I mean that the
men have reached the level of diminish
ing- existence. They can't stand any
more. TheyH cease to serve. If we
jfmTt warfc out a solution soon, we'll
have no chance to work it out."
The New York World, in a double
Traded editorial entitled "Straight To
ward Disaster"" printed the next day, ut
tered a. warning. It said the United
Rtafps; "fe anquestionably headed toward
a ?reat economic and industrial crisis, t
nuieSS' LHCre IS CUVUgu owicoiuauomi.
In Washington: te avert it, and there may
be a political crisis as; well."
The fact that warning is given by a
newspaper like the World of the danger
of a pofitical crisis is the most signifi
cant part of the editorial. Industrial
prises may come and" go without danger
if the private owners of industry so long
as there is no political crisis so long
as the people continue to vote for the
same principles that plunged them into
misery. The World frankly said that,
back of the anrest in America, is "a gen
eral lack f faith in government as now
constituted to perform its duties and
Thp svstem of private ownership is
fflilinjr. not because it is unable to pro
duce wealth, but because it fails to dis
tribute it. It distributes just enougn
to keep the workers going. Now it is
not doing that. The workers are crying
out that they can go no further, wages
are high, but the cost of living is higner.
Tn other words, the private ownership
system has been caught in the whirlpool
of 'ts own selfishness. The cost of living
i.s high for reasons, among others, that
no capitalist can longer control. The war
in Eurone is the first cause. As a result
of the war, numerous other causes were
set in motion. The nations of the world
issued thirty billions of paper money.
That, in itself, was enough to set prices
soaring. The stupendous wastes of war
added momentum. Reduction of produc
tion made things worse. On top of every
thing else came the inordinate greed
of the capitalists the frenzied desire to
extract the last possible cent of profit
from, every commodity that the people
The old order has about run its course.
A hundred years ago it had a place in
the world and work to do. It represent
ed an improvement upon the feudal sys
tem. But a hundred years have passed.
The good that the private ownership sys
tem could do has been done. Little re
mains but the bad that it can do. TJ:e
world does not want any more bad. It
wants something better. The private
ownership system can give nothing bet
ter. The change that is coming need not
be a violent change. It will be violent
only if the private owners of industry
seek to resist the march of progress
if they fail to see tiie "handwriting on
the wall." The people of the United
States know what they want. They want
an end of private ownership in industry
and of cheap politicians in government.
Mr. Plumb has given public notice as to
how railway men feel . about the ques
tion of the public ownership of the rail
roads. We have no doubt that if the
people could vote upon the question of
the public ownership of the Meat Trust
and the Coai Trust that they would vote
to take them over,
There is no' mystery as to what the
nnnl( want. They want an end of ex
ploitation. They want a chance to work
and live. They don't want violence. They
don't want to overturn the government.
If they had enough political wisdom to
vote for what they want instead of for
parties that stand for what they do
not want, there would be no chance of
violence. They would simply elect a
different kind of officials. The New York
World's warning of a "political crisis"
is but one of the many indications that
V the people are aoout renuj
tute political intelligence for party slav
ery. This substitution i long overdue. In
its coming lies the only hope for a
peaceful readjustment in, America. Som
kind of a readjustment must come, u
the people have not enough political in
telligence to make the change with their
ballots, all history points to the conclu
sion that they will 'make it with violence.
burden of responsibility rests
upon the great capitalists o America. If
they are big enough to bend the current
of events, there will be no trouble. If
they resist, they will have to bear tne
responsibility for whatever may follow.
The people will not fold their hands and
starve. But we believe the country's
best chance of peaceful transition lies
not in the prospect that the capitalists
will turn to public ownership, but in
the American habit of settling public
questions at the ballot-box. A ballot
box, rightly used, is more efficacious than
any machine-gun. It is furthermore a
mark of intelligence.
MOYOCK TO WELCOME
RETURNED SERVICE MEN
Basket Picnic, Speaking and Other Fea
tures at Moyock Friday,
The North Currituck Chapter, A. R. C.
will give a celebration o their soldiers
and sailors on Friday, the 19th of Sep
Dinner will be served at 12 M., and
address at 2 P. M. All boys included in
the jurisdiction of above named chapter
ale cordially invited to be present. All
veterans of previous wars are likewise
invited to come and participate in the
above named celebration.
We wish it understood that dinner will
be served to all soldiers free; those who
desire may bring their lunch and have
a basket picnic on the grounds, and to
11 others dinner will be served at fifty
cents each by the Red Cross. Chapter.
ThV soldiers of the recent war are
requested to wear their uniforms.
T. J. FOLiGER.
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WHY THE INDEPENDENT
APPEARS A DAY LATE
GOOD THIS YEAR
Upon the plea of his girl-wife, Louis
Zapantes, a Durham Greek on trial 4OT
marrying a girl under 14 years of age
in violation of the State law, was re
leased recently in the Superior' Court
now in session there. It is a disputed
legal question whether Zapantes and his
wife will have to be married over again.
THH INDEPENDENT appears aN
day late this week due to delays in
delivery of print paper purchased
more than six weeks ago.
TITO TNDEFJaiNJJJliJNX nas not
been so late in five years; its watch-
word is always promptness and ft
regrets keenly its inability to get the
paper to its subscribers on schedule
time this week. This week's paper
is printed on paper obtained from
Richmond, Va., by express, and
which did not arrive here until near-
ly noon Friday, Sept. 12.
Wearing the French Croix de Guerre
and division award for bravery while un--der
fire at the front, Lieut. Walter Simp
son of Raleigh nas returned home for
a short leave of absence.
tractive daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. H.
Zoeller of this city. Her excellent work
as a teacher in the primary grades of
the Elizabeth City schools, and in various
North Carolina and Virginia summer
schools has won her a reputation in both
States as a splendid teacher. Mr. Hill
has been rector of Christ Church for
the past year, and has gained the warm
regard of both Ma congregation and many
people ovtsfile. Miss Zoeller will continue
her work in the primary schools of the
city during the coming session.
FOR SALE Two tarretJ pocket aetfe
fish pound, made new in Spring 0f tii
year; been in use less than five- month
from one to two weeks shifts; in good
eiuEtMo and mended. Size of each 50
x 52 feet, 200 meshes deep, 2 inch atretci
mesh, 18 thread twine, hng on 21 thread
Manila rope. About 95 fathoms' stretch
measure of net in each pocket. Will seD
reasonable for cash and load on car F
O. B. Virginia Beach. Va. Write J ff
CARROL & SON, V. O. Box 101, fit
ginia. Beach, Va. pS.12-2t
MISS LOU SH ELTON ZOELLER
WILL WED POPULAR RECTOR
The engagement and approaching mar
riag of Miss Lou Shelton Zoeller to Rev.
George F. HilL rector of Christ Epis
copal Church in this city, was announced
at a party given in Miss Zoeller's honor
by Miss Hattie Harney at her home on
West Main street Wednesday. The wed
ding will take place in January.
Reports coming from the City Hall in
dicate that City Tax ' Collector George
H. Wood, appointed to fill the vacancy
created by M. W. Berry's resignation
on account of ill health last fall, in
dicate that Mr. Wood has been particu
larly successful in making collections,
the "pick-ups", or unlisted taxes Deing
far greater than in previous years, and
the dead errors and removals, or taxes
wMch are uncollectible for various reas
ons being less than the usual amount.
Mr. Wood believes in going after the
bad ones, and he is pretty hard for the
deadheads to dodge; '
me ILScpteeaett Governor
oi North Carolina
USES AND ENDORSES
RILdD Mr letter reproducei helm:
Safeguard Ypiir Business
continued prosperity depends upon two things the pro-
ji duction of more goods and ability to market this in
creased production at; a profit. Labor and capital must both be
Advertising is being used, and will continue to be used m even
greater measure, toward the solution of those two problems.
That is why business men arc interested in the gret
New Orleans, September 21-25, 1919
At this meeting internationally known representatives of the
employer and the wage' earner will discuss plans.for uniting
capital and labor for greater production. ; . -J f, "
Advertising men understand the other fallow's viewpoint.
When the right plan h suggested, they will do their part in
getting the message to the employer, the worker, the con
sumer? in a language each understands ' ;
In like manner, this great meeting will be directly help.ul.m
pointing ways toward new and larger markets. '
All business men and women are invited to attend and partici
pate. For further information, hotel reservations, etc., write
at once to
Associated Advertising Clubs
of the World
i ioVVest 40th Street, New York, N. Y.
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AND BUYING FARMS
" I Now Have Over
Actual Values in Farms
Located in a radius of 60 miles of Suffolk, Va.
acreage running from 50 to 1,000 each farm
Have the finest tobacco lands in Virginia and North Caro
lina, have samples of tobacco grown on farms I sold last year
as bright' and fine a quality as any on choicest of tobacco land
in these United States. Have cotton, peanut, corn and general
croping lands, finest trucking and orchard lands in Virginia, on
Nansemond River and her tributaries. Nearly every one of
these trucking farms have their own wharfs, shipping direct by
water to Norfolk, Baltimore, New York and other markets.
Also the choicest of grazing and stock growing lands'.
These truck and stock farms have marl beds to supply and keep
them fertile until the second coming of Moses. Have the most
beautiful homes fronting the water, scenery cannot be excelled,
selling from $2,500.00 to $90,000.00 each. Several of these
farms have buildings which cannot be replaced for less than
$20,000.00 to $50,000.00. - ."
Water us fine as can be found in Eastern Virginia and
North Carolina. Uncle Sam and the City of Norfolk are spend-
,w wius nf dollars on four lakes carrying water to tne v,ny
of Norfolk and the Naval Base, 30 miles through pipes to Ports
mouth and under the Elizabeth River, which bespeaks volumes
for the estimate placed on our beautiful country by Uncle
Sam's Civil Engineers and the general public.
' Tobacco Growers-Listen ,
Something like one hundred and seventy-five acreti of
tobacco grown near Suffolk this year, and as soon as the farmers
.will increase the acreage sufficiently to justify the business men,
o?n. .?n 000 Vm vnii have . a warehouse and a tobacco
CUUU1& Wl o-v "
fViP name and the Citv of Suffolk. We have
six railroads and a river transportation line. Buyers what can
you want better than we offer. Lands selling for less than half
the price elsewhere and more fertile, with better advantages
every way ; , .. . ,
Look For Suffolk's Leading and Hustling
Real Estate Man
-vr,r aorviV.PS and car are yours with pleasure. Can show
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so farms in one day's drive. Write or wire me two
you my service.
H. P. WINSLOW
Yours for business,
P.O. Box No. 419, . ' ' .;
Stopping at Nansemond Hotel.
Omti RluUw. TwaafW
ectotair lata, laa
Atlantic Coast Realty Co.
On yesterday year agents, 'tmSer- the direction of Ur, S. V.
Ferrell, sold my farm near Shelby, and In this connection I ea
pleased to state that the sale was entirely satisfactory ani mor
than equaled my expectations I was- particularly isprsssel mi
your business-llKe methods and preliminary advertising campaign
previous to the sale. There was nothing sensational or exciting
about your methods and the public was pleased witn. the manner in
which the sale' was handled. I unhesitatingly recommend your com
pany as being absolutely reliable and thoroughly efficient in ta
line of work In which It la engaged.
LET US. SELL YOUR FARM AT AUCTION
Properly subdivided, it can be sold quickly and profitably. Nmety-Seve? Thou
sand Six Hundred and Eighty-Eight Acres of Farm Ind sold by uadurmg ISA
. amounted to over Five Million Dollars.
Farm Lands Oar Specialty! Territory Unlimited!
Writetodajfor booklet of endorsementsandinformatianaboutourauctionmethais
Atlantic Coast Realty Company
"The Name That Justifies Yoar Confidence"
OFFICES: PETERSBURG, VA. and GREENVILLE, N. C.
n References: Any Bank In Petersburg, Virginia or GreemrJle, North Carolina
FOR ONE YEAR
Just Half The Regular Price
Here Are The Conditions
The subscription price of THE INDEPENDENT
$1:50 a year: Get me one new subscriber or a rene
at $1.50 and I will enter your subscription, new or '
newal for 1 year for 75 cents, you remitting just
for the two yearly subscriptions worth $3.00.
' Maybe yondOn'IfwaWto bother with getting a -:.
other subscriber at all, but would stilMike to avail yo
self of this liberal discount. In that case remit
. and I will enter, your subscription for two years.
Why I Make This Liberal Offer
N I am making this extremely liberal offer in an a J
- i of my subscribers helping me to roll up. 1,000 addition
? scribers during the next 30 days.- I shall need the reven"settIO
these additional subscribers to help pay for new tyP
machinery purchased for this newspaper. Won't you tegcrlj,er
...... up that 1,0 do' new subscribers. If one of every three tt ti
to this newspaper will take advantage ot this offer, we
extra thousand subscribers in 30 days.
W O. SAUNDERS, Publisher