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THE INDEPENDENT, ELIZABETH CITY, N. C
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER l2, 19l9
W. 0. SAUNDERS, Editor
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
months 50c: Payable in Advance.
Entered as 2nd class matter at the pos of fica at Elizabeth City, N. C, June 9. 1908
FRIDAY, SEP T. 12, 1919.
rUDENTS and others do not seem to take into account the
part that education has played in the present disordered
condition of the world. Education is a comparatively new
thing and of sudden and stupendous growth. '
It was in 1647 I believe that the Massachusetts Colony, com-
posed then of 20,000 souls living in about 30 . towns and villages,
passed a law compelling every neighborhood of 50 or more house
holders to establish a school for the education of the children of that
neighborhood, the expense of the school to be borne by taxation.
"!, That was the basis and the starting point of the public school
system in this country and in the world. Nothing like that had .pre
viously been attempted in Europe, tho, the Prussians had made some
provision for the education of children of the poor.
Xow, pin that fact down and follow me.
The world has always been divided into two classes, those who
have and those who want. The majority of the House of Have-Not
has always been determined by the ignorance of its constituents.
The prosperity of the House of Have has always been deter
mined by the ignorance of the House of Have-Not:
The masters, the owners of the wealth of communities prin
cipalities and kingdoms, have obtained their vast possessions and
their ascendency over the common herd from two sources only The
first of these is ownership of the natural wealth of the country, which
they acquired simply by the taking. The second method of acquir
ing wealth was by the exploitation of labor.
And so down thru all the ages we find that men possessed of
more knowledge than the herd have taken the best of everything-
fCr themselves. If the herd existed at all it was by working for the"
man of wealth.
The right of one class to appropriate the natural resources of
the earth to their own private use was not questioned until a little
more than a century ago. The right of one human to work another
for profit was not questioned until yesterday.
Now wliat has education got to do with all this ? I am trying
to make you see things thru strong glasses and the effort may give
yon momentary pain. 1 am going to tell you that education is re
sponsible in large measure for the social, economic and industrial un
rest of these modern times and that a change in the present social
order is as inevitable as the revolution of the planet.
The owners of the earth have built a guillotine for themselves
in public education. So content, so cocksure of their position, they
nave given little thought to the equalizing effect of their educational
system. And the whole purpose of their educational system has been
to educate people not to work. The man qr woman who gets n
education gets it with an eye to dodging manual labor. The common;
ia.ea oi an education is something to get a living with without work
ing. Spite of all our illiteracy we have succeeded in 250 vears o
public education in raising a generation of millions of educated peo
ple who insist upon living upon the backs of those who labor. The
peak has been reached. Labor not only can not carrv the ever in
! ; creasing load, but it is beginning to swear off trying. Labor itsel
'"j is educated.
J- A . JX xf 1 1
if xiu me minions or new aspirants to the House of Have can't
' fall backlinnn natural
i .- -x v.oita, ucwusc an me natural resources
timberlancls, oil lands, mines, water power, etc. have been gobbled
J'j All of the foregoing is beginning to seep into the heads of brain
i v oncers ana nand .workers alike. Brain workers and hnA
Trie xxmrlri mror n V ' i
iiC ucgmmng xo realize m a hazy sort of way that
Miuumg on common ground and that they must eet to
Q v wiy uuuer xne sun to orovide weoHV, f n
i . . . , . - lh xkjx au
Wtrnntir enmpKrvHu A. 1 1
' me wuik. xnere was no miPctinn oc
.should do the work when only two or three men in a given domain
uucduunai wit ana business acumen and all the rest were
i; : 4 , ' 1V- Ui "uiuans, Drotners to the ox. The
r1"1 U1U as iney were told, accepted such remuneration as was
given them and didn't have sense enough to complain of their lot
tor ambition enough to better themselves
But when One finds a whole state educated and the number of
s urm ana servile reduced to a bare brigade, then there
question as to who shall do the work.
2 Common decencv. Christianitv a n j-
5 A u 1 , . J "1C U1"ates ot numanitv
dll or us Qught tQ work And that.s wh
jwe re coming to, whether we like it or not. That's what they have
come to in Russia and they are getting along better with it than the
- aaily newspapers would have you believe. And that's what we are
K . 1" 7 intolerable conditions in this country
lare not rp ipvpH - ,oi: j - . vunnjr
" ,c,,cvcu witmn a very short time. Things in
mils rnnntrv ot- K; . . . . . "u8 111
W .1. : "" '"S intoieraDle as they were in Russia un-
,der the autocracy of the Czar and some' things in this country will
a y .. OI au tne KuSSias ,f relief quickjy
Ihe he taCCefrCTTf ovenant of the League of Nations by
tne-v Senate of the TTntte Qto ,--u t. ... .. . J
i. . . -o win nave tne immediate effect of
luc asi,ers 01 ABWa a new stranglehold on the people Will
v-.w auumit to turtner exploitation, or will they kick
ver the traces and run away with business, industry, government
and everything in general ? It is rather disconcerting to think about
E ffort t may aPPen as a result of the present muddled
rtort at readjustment and reconstruction. .
Vl Word to Local Merchants
V5CEAR me I The chief value of THE INDEPENDENT to
y your business is not in the direct results it brings you from
y,Ur individual advertising. Your individual advertisements
ire not alwavs attractive i - . (
!" il t jra interesting ana some times
FSnSSSLi takes to bin you ioT them- BUT E"
Rpp A a ,LSIORE ADVERTISING IN THIS NEWSPAP
.R KEEPS ALIVE THE INTEREST OF THE PEOPLE OF SIX
?p eastern nor carolinTcoues
f ELIZABETH CITY STORES.. And it is the keeping alive
ns interest that pays you in big dividends the year round, whether
you know it or not. : ' .- . v..- - ' " --' .
Why do people come to Elizabeth City from all these surround
ing counties to trade? They come because .they are interested in
Elizabeth City. THERE IS NO MEDIUM, THERE NEVER HAS
BEEN A MEDIUM, THAT HAS KEPT THE PEOPLE OF
NORTH CAROLINA SO INTERESTED IN YOUR TOWN AS
HAS THE INDEPENDENT. T
Going into more than 3-000 homes weekly, borrowed by more
than that number of neighbors'," THE INDEPENDENT carries the
news of Elizabeth City. This paper should carry weekly a .large
volume of store advertising., When you merchants'do not advertise
his newspaper goes out to thousands of people without any sug
gestion that you are in business here or give 'a continental hurrah
whether you get business or not. Are you fair to yourself and
.your tovvi in neglecting the greatest opportunity ever afforded you
l-y'i home newspaper ? '- Think it over. v ':: ;r: .
JP 2 -
To Public Schools
WILL GET PENSIONS
Martin Bill Passed Senate This
Week Now Before Con
Every rural public school in north
eastern North Carolina can now secure
one or more of those much coveted Web
ster's New International Dictionaries
without the expenditure of a cent of
Webster's New International is the
one standard authority in use by most
newspapers, schools and universities.
It contains" 400,000 vocabularv terms
12,000 biographical entries.
30,000 geographical subjects.
Over 6,000 illustrations.
It contains the type matter equivalent
to a 15 volume encyclopedia.
It is bound in heavy art buckram and
TS t. a.i ....
xkougnc or tne publishers or dealers it
THE INDEPENDENT will send one
Of these Webster's International Diction.
anes td any school 6if teacher la north
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eusiern iortn Carolina who will get
up a club of 24 annual subscriptions to
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Start your club at once, sending in
subscriptions as fast as you get them
If you fail to get the required number
THE INDEPENDENT will send you
your choice of a cheaper dictionary or
pay you cash for the work you have
A number cf schools took advantage
01 tnis offer last season. Be the first
to take advantage of it this fall. Start
now. It is easv to eet new mhsorihiM
to THE INDEPENDENT or to get old
subscribers to extend their subscriptions.
Renewals and extensions count same
as new subscribers on this offer. Hurry
and get one of these big standard dic
tionaries. Your school needs it.
Get your first subscriber or subscrib
ers and send them in this week. Make
a start and the rest will be easy.
Addres THE INDEPENDENT, Eliza
beth City, N. C. i
Pensions for disabled members of the
old life saving service are provided in a
bill which was passed in the United. States
Senate this week and which now goes to
Congress for final passage. -sThe present
Coast Guard service ja Already taken care
of by a retirement aftem, . but old life
savers have been left out In the cold.
The bill providing pensions for the life
savers was introduced by Senator Martin
of. Virginia and is as follows: 1
"Any person who served in the former
iifesavliig service of , the United State
as a keeper or surfman, and who, on ac
count of disability due to a wound or
injury received or disease contracted in
said Iifesaving serviced in line of duty
has been carried on the payrolls for
period of one year or more, under the
provisions of section 7 of the act ap
proved May 4, 1882, and who ceased to
be a member of said service on account
of such disability, and when said disabil
ity still continues, shall, upon making due
proof of such facts according to such
rules and regulations as the secretary
of the interior may prescribe, be placed
on pension roll of the United States and
be entitled to receive a pension; pro
vided, that the rate, commencement and
duration of such pension shall be gov
erned by the provisions and limitations
of the general pension laws, and for the
purpose of this act the rank of a surf
man and keeper shall be held to be equiv
alent to that of a seaman and warrant
officer of the United States navy respec
tively; provided, further, that no person
shall receive a pension under any other
law at the same time or fof the same
period that he is receiving a pension
under the provisions of this act.
"No agent, attorney or other person
engaged in preparing, presenting or pros
ecuting any claim under the provisions
of this act shall directly or indirectly
contract for, demand,-, receive or retain
such service in preparing! presenting or
prosecuting sncn claim? sum greater
than $10, which suin;f shall be payable
only on the order of the commissioner
of pensions; and any: person who shall
violate any of the provisions of this sec
tion or shall wrongfully withhold from
the pensioner or claimant the whole or
any part of a pension or claims allowed
or due such pensioner or claimant under
this act, shall be deemed guilty of a mis
demeanor and upon conviction thereof
shall, for each and every offense, be fined
not exceeding $500 or be imprisoned not
exceeding one year, or both, in the dis
cretion of the court."
THAT OLD BRUSH GOT
ITSELF WRITTEN UP
vm Elizabeth Cftv Landmark Creates
Sensation on Streets of
Three Elizabeth City boys in a Brush
one-cylinder automobile, familiar to every
one in this city, attracted considerable
attention in Norfolk with their old time
perambulator one day this week. The Nor-
ioik Virginian-Pilot wrote 'em up after
the following fashion:.
It was a Brush one cylinder, vintage
of 1905. It came couehine. wheezine anrt
Ducking into . Norfolk yesterday . after, a
two hundred jnfle tour of North Carolina
and the Tidewater section and set the na
tives to wondering if- the. thing was an
animated prehistoric , , grasshopper. - the
ghost of the first Tin lizzie'! or a sorgh
um mill rampant . , ,!
When it frisked up to rhe curb, cbugb-?
ed and lay down to' rest it was discovered
to be a specie of automobile. . Indeed.
the three young men who had just ended
a two hundred mile -tour over nrobablv
the roughest roads on the Atlantic sea
board in the "trap" admitted that it wair
an automobile .and that the heyday of its
youth' it was looked upon as a master
piece of mechanical and lomotive art. '
Fourteen years ago when the machine
was brought to Elizabeth City it was
looked upon as a wonder by the people
and a wild extravagance on the part of
tne purchaser. In its day it represented
about the acme of motorized marvel.
As this original specimen of the Brush
one-lunger advanced into the city its pre,
Alten -Harris, the three young men, ,811
of Elizabeth City, who had made the
trip with the machine, vouched for its
dependability under all ordinary condi
tions, declaring that it had made the jour
ney without a 'murmur and without an
WILL NOT CHARGE V
FOR HIS SERVICES
Campaign to Save Mt Lebanon Church
- Closes Saturday- Cleon W. Brown,
Campaign Mgr., Gives Up His Fee.
Cleon W. Brown,' negro lawyer of this
city, who is conducting a 'campaign to
raise $13,000 to lift a mortgage from
the Mount 'Lebanon Methodist Church,
colored, announces that he' has elimin
ated his own fee for carrying on the
campaign, and will make .'no charge for
his services. The subscriptions 'alreadv
pledged total $10,987.42, and the tvork
ers hope to raise the full amount by
Saturday, Hept. 13, when the campaign
is slated to officially close. As soon
afterward as possbile a detailed state
ment,' verified by ; the' cashiers of both
banks will be published, together with
a list of the contributors.':
: Norfolk, Sept. i2, 19
Reported especially for THP txt, "
PENDENT by Jarvis & FentrL "
following prices represent actual' .
made to-day:. . ... aI Sals
Items not quoted were not so),i
and the Food Administration
quotations other than actual sales
Eggs : '
Hens ? 'Jc
Frying Chickens 'o? t0 ?,0c
Turkeys, live I lu Wc
Koosters, live .
Ducks, live--: 0,
New Sweet Potatoes
- Yellow "Barks
- $2-75 to $3.00
- $3.00 to $3.25
g?-0 house-joiner, at
once. Bight pay for mechanics- other
wise don't apply. T. B. HAYMa'v
' . ii-i r
Senator F. Bf. Simmons of North Car
ouna, chairman of the Senate Finance
Committee, and prominent in administra
tion leadership, in commenting on the
Peace Treaty and the proposed League
of Nations, says that, while he believes
the Covenant to be entirely all right
as it stands, " and while he is ' utterly
'opposed" to some of Senator Lodge's
ress attracted almost nmr-T, ft" 1 - w--- -IM svw
ftl'j. J"' 'V -i l i concessions in iLe- way of
WTO SAT .W rk TT.i . .
vW Jioistein COW nnl
3 months old. Can be bouirhf
Apply THOMAS STORE, Elizabeth City
N. C. nc,.'
VVe are now nuuimV. . .
... -""""s iiue, iat tncfw
Norfolk Oysters, fresh daily. Phone 8lo
and we will deliver promptly n
MUNDEN & SON, City Market-lad'
NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION OF THE
PARTNERSHIP OF C. C. PAPPEN
DICK & COMPANY.
THE WOMAN'S WEAR STORE
I Just Returned
From New York
And now have ready for your inspection an assort
ment of stylish Suits, Coats and Dresses that are the
very latest New York Models Styles thai are right in
A Word About Prices
f I was very much surprised to find that our retail
prices were, in many instances, as low as the whole
sale prices that predominate today.
On our first trip to New York in July we bought
the bulk of our stock. Since then prices have ad
vanced materially. We are selling our present stock
on the basis of our July purchases. As long as this
stock lasts we can save you money on every garment
WE INVITE YOUR INSPECTION
M. Leigh Sheep
as a circiis parade. One policeman halted
it and made a search for contraband
booze, mistaking two flagons of gasoline
sitting in the back for consignments of
the outlawed beverage.
The "car" was battered fore and aft,
its ribs were broken- and twisted, its face
was scarred and dirty, it was leaking
desperately, but it couM travel. It. had
a reputation for hill climbing, mud plough
ing and could swim.
Robert Griffin, Joseph Commander and
way ot concessions
must be made in order to secure the
ratification of the Treaty." -The North
Carolina senator wishes it clearly: under
stood, however, that he entirely approves
of the Treaty as it now stands..
IL S. WBLLEY
Room 29 Kramer Bldg.
This is to give notice that .
nership heretofore existing between C C
Pappendick, G. F. Pappendick and G. C
Culpepper, heretofore trading under the
firm name of C. C. Pappendick Co., is
dissolved from this date, and this is to
further give notice that said Comany,
or any other person, firm or corporation
has not any right to carry the name of
C. C. Pappendick as a part of the firm
name, except as hereafter permitted.
This day September 12th. 1919
C-S.12-4t C. C. PAPPENDICK.
Norfolk's Biggest Store
A Very Important Autumn Announcement
Our Showing of New Rugs
During the past years when the war clouds hung dark over the
land-when housekeepers were most concerned in looking over the
needs of the boys about to sail for France and giving their aid to
whatever would "help win the war"-such home needs -as Rugs
were scarcely given a thought, but with the coming of Autumn they
are asserting their demands in no uncertain tones. Buy on our
Household Club Plan.
As regards this showing-of New Ruers. it is in the first nlar. f.t- i . i
lection of rho,V crW XT,fXll' - . . w laigcsi cui
yvviuiv.uo i"oi nui iuiiv licts iii uner mifrntv honHmm. . j.
Americas best mills and we can also assure those who io u r
that quality for quality they are mu?h the best values thfi "U''
me productions from
Another advantage in purchasing Rugs at this store is the privilege of buying on our
Household Club Plan, which enables you to enjoy their use while payments are heincnZ
Axminster Rugs in the various sizes
-Axminster Rugs, size 27x54 inches, priced $4, $4.50, $5 and $5.75 each
-Axminster Rugs, size 26x72 inches, priced at $7.50 Lxd $9.50 each
Axminster Rugs, size 4-6x6-6, priced at $15 to $16.75 each
Axminster Rugs, size 6x9 feet, priced at $27.50 to $35 "each."
Axminster Rugs, size 6-9x9 feet, priced at $35 each. .
Axminster Rugs, size 8-3x10-6, priced at $37.50, $45 and $50 each
-Axminster Rugs, size 9x12 feet, priced at $40, $47.50, $56, $M ami $60.
A most unusual collection of Wilton Ru
You have all wanted sizes to choose from.
Wilton Rugs, size 27x54 inches, priced atS7 in q in j .
-WUton Rugs, size 36x63 inches pr ced at $i 6 50 '.7 5? 1.50 Voo n
-Wilton Rugs, size 4-6x7-6, priced at $27.50 Jacl " $ 5'
Wilton Rugs, size 6x9 feet, priced at $50 to $75 each "
Wilton Rugs, size 8-3x10-6, priced $75, $80, $87 50 JMin ,nn '
-Wmo 9x,2 prfced ',1., 'tV,'"?
The Solid Color and the Two-toned Rugs
In this collection of solid color and two-toned R,' . u . .
green, gray, brown and tan-with a M.
-Rugs, size 9x12 feet,, ran fing in price frdm $62 50 $135
Rugs, size 8-3x10-6 and 8x10 at $21.50 to $110 each " ! t
-Rugs, se6x9 feetf-raiiging in price from ,12 1 .50 to $67.50. " kf
Rugs, size 4x7 feet, are priced at $13.50 each. '
Rugs in the smaller , sizes, at' $S.25 up to $7.50 each.
Tapestry Brussels Rugs made without seams
Brussels Rugs, size 6x9 feet, priced at $15, $16.50 and $ff each
Brussels Rugs, size 7-6x9 feet, priced at $25 and $27.50 each
-Brusse 8 Rngs, size 8-3x10-6, priced at $2U0 to $32.50 ea?
-Brussels Rugs, size 9x12 feet, priced at $25, $30 and $35 each
The much favored Wool and Fiber Rusi
-.Wool and PiKor Pn-o ....t e 3 . &
- iavorea wn?re hard w ear is exoert u
eludes large selections of desirable patterns in the wanted colorings
Wool and Fiber Rugs, size 36x63 inches, nriced at 13 each ' - ' "
.-Woo and Fiber Rugs, size 6x9 feet, prifedli 8 25 and $10 50
Wool and Fiber Rugs, size 8-3x10-6, priced at S12JS ISS $ R ?!
-Wool and Fiber Rugs, size 9x12 feet,' ffiS Jfl'Sti
" Plmne Street Third Ploor.
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