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THE INDEPENDENT, ELIZABETH CITY, N. C
FRIDAY, SEPTEMRPp l2
WHO'S CHECfl r3 THIS?
I have a check for 8 barrels of pota
toes sold by Snyder '& Blankford, of Bal
timore on August 25th. Party to whom
check is payable is not known to me.
Party to whom this check belongs can
get same by making proper claim to me.
pS12-lt W. S. PARKER, Aydlett, N. C.
The Williams' Singers, of Chicago, who
delighted large Elizabeth City , audiences
last fall with their vocal and instrumental
music, will appear in this city again some
time in October.
A PUBLIC r fcKK I ' III -1 I W, I J
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edge, is an especial and graceful orru-
nxent, and an implement oi w " "id
use and consequence. . . I worn a
,0fpr wisdom, judgment, civil
o-nma nnd modest behavior, than
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C - H A M OL E R SIX
Famous r For Its Marvelous Motor
The Year's Most
Pleasing New Sedan,
THE season offers no other sedan so pleasing in the beauty of
its lines and its furnishings, as the -new series Chandler
Sedan. And there is none that may be compared with it at any
thing like its price.
The new Chandler Sedan is the highest expression of years of
development in the creation of closed bodies. It is beautiful to
look at, and most comfortable to ride in. It has style and refine
ment that must appeal to those who care for the finer things.
This car seats seven persons most comfortably or five when
auxiliary chairs are not in use. The front seat is solid, not
divided as in previous models, and the window posts are a per
manent part of the body, not removable. The windows, however,
may be lowered away or adjusted to suit the weather and the
wish The entire interior is upholstered in finest quality silk
plush of pleasing pattern for cushions and plain tone for head
lining. Interior fittings are in dull silver finish.
Despite the largest production in the history of the Chandler Company,
the demand for the new series sedan will quickly consume the production for
weeks to come. Your early order will be a safeguard against disappointment.
SIX SPLENDID BODY 'TYPES
Seven-Passenger Touring Car, $1795 Four Passenger Roadster, $1795
Four-Passenger Dispatch Car, $1875
Seven-Passenger Sedan, $2795 Four-Passenger Coupe, $2695 Limousine, $3295
. All Pricts f. o. b. Cltvtlaud
L. B. PERRY, v- - CITY GARAGE
Elizabeth City, N. C. .
CHANDLER MOTOR CAR COMPANY, CLEVELAND, OHIO
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are the things that count in
a tire, -
These are exactly what you
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general all-round tire satis
This greater total of tire
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my less cost of maintenance
less repairs and depreciation.
Car owners who do their
own thinking prefer United
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We have them a type and
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We know Unites States are good tires. That's why we sell them
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L. A. ROUNTREE, Sunbury, NT C ; ' ..V-f-;
FSKE V CHARLTON, Moyock, N. C.
,- By RALPH POOL. V
Ere many months, from what we hearthe winter time
niust sure appear, when wild and woolly breezes blow, and
there is much of rain and snow. Then, tooa thing-that s
more than sad is that our roads will yet be bad, and .while
some words have been bestowed upon the. Camden Ferry
Road,-in truth we still must deprecate its certain future
miry' state, for naught of value has been done to 'better it
ere summer's gone. In Camden and in Currituck are folks
whose autos will be stuck if next December they essay to
come to town by that punk way. , : ,,""'-;'
Since private ferries seem to be a bar to our prosper
ity, and as they will keep gents away whose cash has erst
while: come bur way, lest those bright; jingling plunkets
roam to Norfolk for a cheery home, our Betsey Town should
stir herself arid strive to cop that shining peli. Ere winter
we had best provide a ferry-to the Camden side which may
be used at any time, nor make the user swear in rhyme.
The business men of this fair town should put a public ferry
down, all ready for the folks to use who would come here
to buy. they shoes and other stuff , when winter's gale brings
rain and snowball by the bale. . '
We want you to look at this store in that way
" : We are here to serve you Carefully, Continuously
" - and Wholeheartedly. Our aim is to make the selec
r ': ' tion of a suit ofl clothes 'easy for you by having the
', goods you want, when you want them, and at the
price you want to pay. Let us serve you.
FALL AND WINTER SUITS ARRIVING DAILY.
D. WALTER HARRIS
THE CIT TAILOR ' HINTON BLDc.
BILLS IN CONGRESS
Militarists Determined To Prus
sianize the United States
If Not Checked.
Charles T. Hallinan, Secretary
American Union Against
Don't forget that there are two con
scription bills now jockeying for favor
able action from Congress. '
One is the Chamberlain-Kahn bill,
drafted by the amateur jingoes who be
long to the Military Training Camps as
sociation and who hatre modestly intro
duced bills in Congress voting commis
sions and Congressional medals to them
selves for their patriotic service "in the
enforcement of the draft act." No, I am
not joking. That's the kind they are,
as you will see by sending for House
Joint Resolution 19.
Their bill, which bears the euphonious
title of the "National Service Act, is one
that was lambasted to death, by the Na
tional Guard Association a fortnight ago.
Under its terms every boy of eighteen
would have six months compulsory train
ing in either the Army or the Navy. But
that is not all. There is a little clause
in there giving the Army or the Navy
the power to reach into the 'training
camps and "select" enough boys divid
ing them up impartially between, the var
ious states to bring their own numbers
up to the strength voted by Congress.
Those lads, chosen by lottery, would be
"stuck" for seven years' service in the
Army or Navy, Hike any . enlisted man.
This point should be no surprise to
anyone, it merely Dears out tne con
tention which one hears on every side
in sophisticated Army circles in Wash-
ngton that the real purpose of any con
scription system is to "feed" the Army
with volunteers, or if not volunteers, then
The other conscription bill was draft
ed by the General Staff and bears the
pndorsement of that recreant liberal,
Newton D. Baker. It provides for
standing Army of 576,000 men (our pres
ent law provides for 175,000) backed by
a huge conscript Reserve of 1,250,000
boys in training or just out of training.
Running this great machine will be i
huge caste of officers headed by six lieu
tenant generals, thirty-two major gener
als and eighty-eight brigadier generals.
Fancy the commotion this aggregation
of generals will make in the land. Fancy
their speeches before Rotary clubs and
Chambers of Commerce, the grave slob
ber of a caste so fat with salaries and
nfrrmisites. so wedded to re-action, that
before long their prestige and utterances
would make us the most detested nation
Both bills quietly enact into our per
manent law the draft acts. Don t forget
that point. It is embarrassing to public
officials .who have plunged or dragged
the country into war to have to pass,
in addition, a law conscripting the citi
zens to fight. Politicians, even Presi
dents, find that a political hardship and
these two bills aim to spare the politi
cians of the future any such embarrass
ment. Both provide that when there
is a declaration of war the draft acts go
automatically into effect. All the Gen
eral Staff has to do is to grab the 18
year old boys who are then being trained
(estimates range from 600,000 to 1,250,
000) and then quietly and soberly dra.
into the machine the subsequent "class
es." Furthermore it seems fairly cer
tain, in view of the precedents estab
lished in our recent war for democracy,
that in case of another war say an in
vasion of Mexico-r-the panic-stricken
courts would hold any disparaging re
marks subsequent to. the declaration of
war as "tending to. interfere : with the
draft act," and, by that token, seditious.
Can these bills pass? V .
Not if the country re.uizes their con
tents. But an enormous drive is going
to be made.- General Pershing's , trium
phal tour of the counvo rin be part of
it. So will - the November convention :
of the American Legion when the reac
tionaries now in control or that organ
ization of conservative soldiers Will try i
to jam through a resolution in favor of
universal training or, failing that, pre
vent the radicals headed by Colonel Ben
net Clark, the son of Speaker Clark,
from passing a resolution "against it.
But there are many handicaps. Some,
of the Republicans are getting worried
over the issue, r I understand there was
some mighty plain talks at the Republi
can House caucus the other night from
members wlo don't relish the activities
of Kahn apd Wadsworth. - .They don't
want to jeopardize a Republican victory
in 1920 by converting the country, into
an armed camp at the cost, as estimated
by General March,- of $900,000,000 a
But the real fight is. one of education.
If the American Union Against Militar
ism can. get the funds fur reprinting and
distributing these damnable bills on any
thing lik ails; adequate;, scale thosfc bills
and all like them are as good as dead.
THOUSANDS WILL ATTEND
WORLD COTTON CONFERENCE
Farmers, ginners, spinners, manufac
turers, bankers 'and all allied interest of
the cotton industry will attend the World
Cotton Conference to be held in New
Orleans, October 13 to 16, inclusive. Ad
vance reservations lor hotel and room
ing house accommodations indicate a rec
ord crowd and judged by the interest gen
erally displayed, the Conference will be
the most important business session held
in the United States during fche current
year. Besides many thousands of dele
gates from this country, there will be
several hundred foreign delegates repre
senting thirty or more Jtfnropean na
MORE R. R. CARS AVAILABLE
Demobilization of the army, which
practically will be completed in a few
weeks, will release railroad passenger
equipment in part from the tremendous
strain put upon it since the United States
went to war. Many hundreds of coaches
and sleeping cars now employed in troop
movements will be freed for ordinary ser
vice, thus enabling the railroads to pro
vide more adequately for the comfort and
convenience of the heavy general pass
enger travel which is taxing their limited
facilities to the utmost.
Snowden, N. C, Sept. 10. Miss Jean
Payne spent the week end with her sis
ter, Mrs. H. A'. Rainey, in Norfolk.
Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Rainey of Norfolk
spent Saturday and Sunday at Snowden.
Herbert C. Riggs, of Maysville, has
gone to Norfolk to visit relative
Walter H. Merten, U. S. S. Minnesota,
was the guest here Sunday of Miss Jean
Miss Jean Payne spent Sunday with
her sister, Mrs. R. B. Flora, of Moyock.
"XXth Century Cooler"
M. In the XXth Century Cooler no 1
H ice can come in contact with the 1
H water and contaminate it. Its 1
1 patented "C & H" Push Faucet 1
H will not collect sediment, get foul 1
or drip and soil floors. The water 1
is always served at just the right
degree of coolness never un- I
1 pleasantly and harmfully cold.
1 To users of H20,"THE PUR-
EST WATER IN THE WORLD" t
H we sell them at cost, $15.00. I
Mrs. Carolina Rodgers Bray, announc
es the marriage of her daughter, Miss
Mary Leonora Bray of Norfolk, Va., to
Mr. Frederick Mann, also of Norfolk,
Va. The ceremony was performed by
the Rev. Dr. Clarke, at Elizabeth City,
N. C, on August 31st, 1919. Mr. and
Mrs. Mann will be home to their friends
at 824 W. 35th Street, Norfolk, Y&T
THE OLDEST AMERICAN COMPANY
The Mutual Life Insurance Co., of New
York, invites you to join their ranks of
satisfied Policy Holders.
See W. A. Sykes, District Manager,
Elizabeth City, N. C. He will advise you
Elizabeth City Water and
Power Company J
Phones 80 and 4. 1
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one of these positions if you have the necessary technical
knowledge. We have trained many thousands of young
men and women for such positions ; we can train YOU.
Write for particulars.
J. M.- RESLER, President.
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