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OCTOBER IQ. 1919
AS THE INDEPENDENT ;
COTTON FARMERS MUST
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MAKE HOG AND HOMINY
Diversification One of the Aims of The
i SEES NORTHAMPTON
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-to please . An eco
nomical feicrtor in
Kealiti builder, tised ;
instead of coffee.
No Raise in Price
Two sizes usually sold at 154
Made by Postum Cereal Contpmny
Battle Cree.K. Michigan.
Some .Remarkable Facts About a Little
Known Northeastern North
Northampton 'County, a North Caro
lina county that is 99 per cent agricul
tural, with more than -half its popula
tion Negroes, with its county seat eight
miles removed from a rail road is doing
things in a way that should put many
another so called progressive county to
Northampton county taxpayers sup-
:" American Cotton Association
"The battle against; the Wall street
cotton speculator must ybe fought , from
behind breast-works -: of bread arid ba
con." Governor T. W. Biekett has told
the cotton-farmers, and the fundamental
truth of this statement - is realized by
the American Cottof Association, for
the diversification of the., farming inter
ests of the" South is one of the ' objects
of, the formation of the American .Cot
ton Association., Jt is .realized that the
South' will never get away from cotton
as' its one big crop for this is neither
port a whole time health officer and a
whole time woman physcian in addition desirable nor practicable
to a county farm demonstraton agent farmer and his labor knows cotton .and
and a county home demonstration agent. its production as do no other farmers
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ioi luauipiuu Aiuo ucvcwireu a. c!-" i an(j laoorers in tne woria
public , school system Mth three Stat rn.-'-..!.
Northamoton" is now building three
cotton storage warehouses to enable her
farmers to hold their cotton. North-
The main trouble -with the cotton
growing now, say officials of the -American
Association, is that the. southern
farmers- are not running the cotton
farms the cotton farms are irunning
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hampton is preparing to spena $xw,wu them. This condition prevails because
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few months. - . . , ,
of influences and condition's in the out
side world and ' over ' which the cotton
And the fact that Northampton hasn't If amier . has no control . whatever.. ! The
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a consideraDie town m it ooesni ooiuei i farmer has. beon forced to seu. at prices
the people of that county a bit. They go 'near the cost of production most of
jcviuij -' mt i zne time, ana some tinie uuwr tui,
ton than are people in many a county that there has been little or no monej
that boasts of its big towns and its ac-j u(t oT nim to xBeHmeatth- othfelr
young men een
for the Newest
in winter clothes
are invited to
see our showing
D. WALTER HARRIS
THE CITY TAILOR
cessibility to markets.
Northampton is one of the
counties in the state,- having an area of
523 square miles and a population of
21,000. Its farm acres were valued at $3,
513,260 by the old valuation whereby every
man was permitted to list his property at
one tenth to one fourth of its actual
value. Under the revaluation of 1919
something near an accurate idea ef the
farm wealth' of Northampton will be ob
tained. Land values in Northampton are
forms of farmingJon any Very extensive
.'largest scale.; ! -V . i ;
The American Cotton Assoaanon is
the one i solation Offered f 6rT tiifs prob
Iem, for IthriflTth tbfl rAtfft" tayHKM
the farmer will for the first time in
the history of the cotton belt organize
for collective bargaining, a right that
is conceded to every class of people in
the world, and a, right that has been
assumed by practically every class in
the country except the cotton farmer.
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high. A farm of 125 acres, just an av- The Agsociation fl encourage and fos-
erage sort of place, brought $13,000 at
mnhlio sale one dav this week. A lot
40 x 90 feet in the little town of Jack
son, the one street county seat of North
hampton, brought $4,050 on the same
And vet to a .visitor Northampton
ipresents the appearance of a poor coun
J ty, due to the fact that its farmers rely
I upon, cotton for a money crop. Cotton
is the bie staple in Northampton. Corn
and peanuts and "tobacco are also ex
tensively grown, but . there is too little
corn and too little forage. ' Only 5,515
cattle were discovered by the tax asses.
ors in all that vast county; only 764
sheep and only 27,941 hogs. Just a lit
tle better than a pig apiece for every
man, woman and child in the county.
With diversification of crops, and a
perceptible increase in live stock produc
tion. Northampton will grow' great in
wealth and material comforts. North
ampton county can easily become a great
live stock producing center. , Northamp
ton could easily feed the state. And this
Northampton will do with the passing of
cheap labor. Northampton like many
another southern county, has drifted
along with cotton because of an abun
dance of cheap and ignorant labor.
ter the organization and erection oi
warehouses where cotton may be stored
and receipts issued, on which money can
be borrowed from banks. In addition
to this work the Cotton Association will
gather statistics and information about
crop and market conditions which will
be furbished every township associa
tion for the benefit of its members.
The cotton warehouses will enable the
cotton farmer to hold his cotton until
the price offered is desirable, and at the
same time have the ready money with
which to take care of his pressing needs.
The market reports will furnish the in
formation on which the cotton farmer
can rely in making flip bis mind about
the time to sell. cotton.
JITNEY LICENSE OFF
DURING FAIR WEEK
Board of Aldermen Also Buy tiectric
Siren for Fire Dep't. Cops Get
Boost in Pay
It Can Be Done.
"You make $4,000 a year as an avi
ator. And yet people say yon can't live
on air." Boston TranscriDt.
I fSr- iitjrtilW ' - AFRICA
Look ! Here is the globe spread out fiat be
fore your eyes. Sec those stars? Every
star shows where a U. S. Navy ship was on
September 2nd, 1919t The Navy travels
the Seven Seas.
IDorit yom'waiit to see the
ROMANCE is calling to you!
- Strange and smiling foreign
lands-are beckoning to you. Shove
off and see the world!
Learn to "parley-voo" in gay
Parce. See ' '! bull-fights in
Panama. See surf-riding on the
beach of Waikiki.
Learn the lure that comes with
the swish and swirl of the good salt
sea. Eat well free; dress well
free ; sleep clean- free ; and look 'em
all straight in the eye British,
French, Chinese, Japanese,
Spaniards, Egyptians, Algerians
and all manner of people.
Come! Be a real man of the
world. See the world. See it with
the yed-bicoded, .hard-working,
hard -playing men of the U.
Pay begins the d?.y jn'
On, board ship a rnan is always
learning. Trade schools develop
skill, industry and business ability.
Thirty days care-free holiday each
year with full pay. The food is
good.. First uniform outfit is fur
nished free. Promotion is un
limited for men of brains. You
can enlist for two years and come
out broader, stronger and abler.
Shove off Join the U. S. Navy.
If you're between 17 and 35 go to
-the nearest recruiting station for
all tfye details. If you don't know
where.it is ask your postmaster.
The Citv Board of Aldermen agreed to
take off the license on conveyances for
public hire durinjr air "Week .Novem-
11 -in. nrovided the drivers charge
not more than cents fare to or from
the Fair Grounds, and that no cars be
rtpd bv persons under years oi
m, MAMnn4- ?c i-iTiflffcrstnnd
age. J. Ills urruii-iiii-u,
to be satisfactory to the jitney drivers
and others concerned, and should prove
popular with the public at large.
An electric siren has been bougnt ior
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the Fire Department, ana im m
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soon tase tne pia.t- vi .
bell, which has long been tne means x
proclaiming conflagrations and disasters
in general. The new siren is similar to
those in use in all the larger, cities.
The extension requested by City Man
ager Simonds on, the enforcement of the
State Sanitary Law. which went into ef
fect October 1st, has been granted by
the State Board of Health, pending" ac
tion on the matter of compulsory sewage.-
The , extension will probably be
'in force until March; 1. .1020, by which
time the city authorities hope to set
tle the sewage question satisfactorily.
The salaries of the police were in
creased by the Board, the patrolmen
being raised from $0O to $100 per month,
and the chief from ?110 to $120 pt.
month. B. C. Burrus was appointed to
E crry the largest stock of trusses for men,
women and children in Eastern North Caro
lina. We have made an 'exhaustive study
of the mechahical treatment of hernia and19
we tell you candidly there is no mystery in
fitting a truss. You can iit yourself as easily
as you can fit a; shoe to your foot. Don't give your
money to so called experts. Consult a reputable phy
sician and let him tell you what type of truss you need.
No matter what it is we can supply it, and here you find
absolute privacy. We have one room in this store set
aside for our truss department.
Ask t6 see dur newest non skid pad.
The City Drug Store
H. S. & V. K. Overman, Registered Pharmacists
Cor. Water & Matthews Sts. Elizabeth City, N. C.
where he has been -employed for nearly! iy ill, but is now slowly improving.
two years as general freight and passen
Mr. Isaac Fisher of Elizabeth City
was at Old Trap for a short while this
week. . "
Currituck High School opened at the
usual hour 9:15 Monday morning, begin
ning a new month, every pupil resolved
to do better, this month than they did
last. The community seems to .be well
pleaded with the . teachers and with thr
work they accomplished last month.
" Currituck is again slowly but surely
progressing. We are now having our
roads .graded and put in good s condition
for winter. '
Messrs. Sam Frost and Horace Cox
of Blackwater, were visiting friends here
Miss Erline Baxter has been serious-
Miss Mary Ballance has returned to
her home. She has been visiting friends
in New York, Philadelphia, Wilmington
and other places for the last two months.
POPLAR BRANCH NOTES
There will be a play given by the Re
bekah's of Poplar Branch called "Spin
ster Convention" f or ' the nurpose of
raising funds to help buy a truck for the
Odd Fellows Home. - ,
Characters will be the members of the
Society v This playwill tie given in the
High School auditorium, on the llthof
October 1919. "
We are expecting great results frcm
our School this year un3er the leader
ship of Prof. C. TJ- Williams, who seems
to be deeply interested -in all social as
well as religious works of this commu
Sale of Valuable Personal Property
On account of the fact that I am
not going to farm any more, I will sell
on Tuesday, November 4th, 1919, at 11
o'clock, A. M., at my residence in Sa
lem Township, the. following articles of
personal property: CI
- One sewing Vmachine, one yoke of
mules, one fiorse and horse cart, one
farm wagon? one mowing machine, one
double set buggy harness, one buggy ton.
gue, one buggy and harness, one grain
fan, one corn sheller, one hay rake, one
Gordon Bean Picker, in good condition,
part v of my household and kitchen fur
niture, and other articles. All my farm
Terms of Sale: CASH,
, OLD TRAP NEWS ,
Mr. Abner G. I-eary left here Wed
nesday where he has been visiting his
father and other relatives, tor ms- nome
i.i Norfolk. Va.
Mr. Ed. Mitt-hell of the Txas neigh
borhood and ..T. M. Burjress were- both
at Sunday School last Sunday morning
Oct. rth. . It is hoped, that .they will
continue to go.
It has been reported that on one of
the many farms owned by W. K. Leary
& Son of this place there was harvested
about 400 bushels of sweet potatoes
f i-om one acre of ground from one of their
tenants. Mr. A. I,. Staples, who is bet
Hip "Pocket Saw Mill Man,"
Mr. W. II. Burgess, the secretary of
the .High School Committee Demg m
.i c ;n a Yjicfmcv. re-
plied to an applicant, in the state of
Virginia, who wanted a scnooi.
being well prepared to teach the different
grades also a special teacner or ara-
ing and piano, he thougnt sue woiiu uc
Hip ideal nerson to fill the vacancy, but
Tioti ho stnrted to clinch the bargain,
he learned that hiswould-be ideal teach-
was a Negress. Mr. Burgess having Deen
recently appointed to this 30D ana nav
ing such luck in the beginning of his
..-..V onmlnvitlir toopllprS. it IS DOW a
question whether or not he-Vill continue
to hold his job. .
Mr. J. D. Baker, since selling his farm
has decided to move to Ocean View, Va.
where he thinks money is more plenti
ful and easier to obtain. He thinks to
leave Old Trap in the near future.
Mr. T.. R. - Harris s slightly improv
ing from' the effects of the wounds re
ceived in an accident at Old Trap wharf
Slaov f 1 - Join tiieU. .
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Where There's a Baby On Farm Keep
' Bats are on most farms. Once they
get inside the house look out. Bats
kill infants biting them is not unusual.
Nursing bottles attract rats. Brake a
cake of RAT-SNAP and throw it around.
It will surely rid you of rats and mice.
Three sizes 23c, 50c, -$1.00. Sold and
guaranteed "by CPTS, DRUG . STORE,
CULPEPPER HDW. CO., and G. W.
TWIDDT. ' . ' '
There's as much difference in the character of paints as in
people. Vou want paint that not onlyUooks well on your
. property, but that will give you the best service at lowest
cost. That is the reason you should buy a paint containing
the greatest amount of zinc. Without it paint rapidly
darkens, scales off and decays. "
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pure Lead and ground in genuine Linseed' Oil. . In point of appearaj
great covering capacity, and longest wear. Pee Gee Mastic Paint has pr
its worth during more than fifty years. V
Ask us for Free Paint Book "Homes and How to Paint Them" or write
Peaslee-Gaulbert Co. Incorporated, Louisville, Ky.
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Elizabeth City, N. C.