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Entered as 2nd class matter at the pos
office at Elizabeth City, N. C, June 9, 1908
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1919
WHAT is the good will of the thousands of readers othis
newspaper worth to your business? Probably hundred sor rt-mr
sards of doHars, according to the size of your taw
will of the readers of this -newspaper is yours; to be created bj con
slant advertising. Your advertisement appearing every week in
nts paper wi.. in a year tie thousands of readers newspaper
to your business! Spasmodic advertising will not do that. When
..... 1, a L ,w nn'er iust once in a while you are not cut-
ring much of a figure. Newspaper readers generally areuspous
of the advertiser who comes at them only once in a while.
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Why No Union Label
'HE INDEPENDENT employs none but union 'labor. Has
newspaper pays and always has paid the honest wag
ia kv anV newsoaoer or iob printing plant in Elizabeth
Gtv THE INDEPENDENT has always been first o advance
wages in the printing trade in this town. Ana yex ix
DENT does not carry the union label. It doesn't carry the union
label because the union in this town says that THE INDEPENDENT
shall employ only one apprentice for every three journeymen prin
ters THE INDEPENDENT employs two apprentices, is at this
time teaching the printing trade to two sixteen, year old boys who
want to learn the printing business. THE DEPENDENT has
long felt the scarcity of skilled printers in Eizabeth City: It is hard
to bring skilled printers to a small town. A town has to train its
own printers. And these eventually drift off to the big cities.-The
bio- cities seldom send anything but bums to the print shops of the
small town. And so that is why THE INDEPENDENT doesn t
carry the union label, tho employing all union printers and paying
higher -wages all round than any shop in Elizabeth City now pays
or ever has paid. - .
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The Poor Chinamen
XHAVE before me a copy of Hallock's Chinese Almanac. It
is printed in Chinese and is interesting to look at. It doesn't
look like our printing at all And it is printed on toilet
paper. At least, it looks like toilet paper. It is printed one side of
the paper only and the blank pages are folded together. Hallock's
Chineses Almanac is published at Shanghai, China and circulated
among the Chinese alljover he Chinese empire or is it a republic
now? It tells the Chinaman in his own language the days and
months, the changes of the moon, when the sun rises and sets, when
.rsl l-,; rVn-Ts. C, q nrl hmv tr harvest his Chow Mein. Like
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all almanacs, it is full of f dvertising arM in the advertising pages
one finds a curious and interesting fact. I find two pages of the
advertising section of this Chinese Almanac devoted to advertise:
ments of the American brand or religion (Christianity), and eleven
pages devoted to advertising American patent medicines. Evidently
the patent medicine fakers have more enterpris than .American
missionaries. How the Chinese gods must weep. If our mission
aries don't proselyte their humble subjects, then the aforesaid sub
jects are in -more imminent, danger of swapping their faith in the
Chinese Go"ds for a reliance in the saving efficacy of Yankee nostrums.
-LEAGUE OF NATIONS
NOT .ADOPTED YET I
It now looks as if thre will
have to be aycompromfse agree
ment on the League of Nations
before, it is adopted since in a lit
tle Senatorial ' show-dpwn the
other day'neithei faction seemed
to have sufficient strength to
cany same-, to their liking. .
. Where there are a goodly num
ber of people, there are numerous
opinions. And some times some
body has to go without getting
iust what they would like to have.
If you put off buying, your buit
that we have ever.
, Tf 'voi are looking fcr the 1
test Style .in .M en's, Young Men's
and Boy's wearing apparel, from
head to .foot, of good -quality, at
low Prices, don't , f aiL. to 'see ' our
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JURORS FOR NOVEMBER ppURT
Follotving are th jm-ors for the Nov
ember term of court.:
V John'Gartwright, H. M. Pritchatd. W.
L. Pritchard, H. C. Garrett, W. U Cart
wright, (Salem), W. H.Ballance, Thom
as A. Corbett, C. W. Hollowell, B. O.
unrris A v TVIiller. Cader " Temple, C.
II. you puu u uu"rr.r n, Brother,, E. J. Spence,
or-Overcoat this season either for, o. J"J N; Price, Lemuel Cart
yourself or boy, you may have to wright W Overman, Elmo Stokely,
take what you can xget rather ,c. E.: ; Kramer, Rufus Hewett, u .
. " . .1 ' ,-. Oriffin J. J Watson, Joseph Morse.
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Notwithstanding the scarcity
of Men's Young Men's and Boy's
Clothing and other wearing ap
parel, includingshpes, we have
the biggest stock in every" line
Lambert7 Bros, announce the arrival
of a cac.load of No. r-eypress shingles
this week. " Tnere has been a conside
rable detaand ifor and a shortage of these
shingles for several weeks.,
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Inland Navigation Co.
0 . V 'fhe Inland Navigation Company is incorporated for ; -J
the ourpose -of owning and operating fast freight boats J
upon the inland waterways between "Norfolk, Va., and the jj
sounds, rivers and shallow streams of North Carolina and jjj
x Virginia. " . ' " ft
The Great Unorganized
rtTT? mnvdmonf tn pnm pvprv rnttnn prowine1- farmer in
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the southern states in the American Cotton Association
should succeed. Here is an opportunity for the farmers of
the south to organize in one great aggressive, organization for
a definite and wholly reasonable purpose.
The farmer needs organization. Capital has been organized
nationally and internationally for half a century. Labor is now or
ganized, nationally and internationzSily. And the farmer, who is
both capital and labor, and who should be absolutely independent
of both is hopelessly unorganized and is the most dependent class
The curse oi the farmer has been cheap labor. It has made
everything about him cheap. - It has cheapened his own code of liv
ing. It has cheapened his relations towards his wife and children.
It has lowered his morals and debased his finest passions by mak
ing him force upon his women the constant' breeding of children
to labor in the fields. ,There is no greater crime against God and
humanity than that of breeding children just to' supply tne ever
aggravating demand for cotton pickers on the farm.
Cheap labor, cheap productidSh has meant cheap returns. The
cotton farmer has never received anadequate return for his product.
He ought to live like a prince He ought fo have hot and cold -running
water and a bath room andilet facilities in his home. He
should have seweraere disposal-and electric lights. His wife's la
bor's should be lightened, not only by a good kitchen range, butJ
by a fireless cooker, an electric washing machine, and an ironing
machine. You can buy a machine with which to iron clothes for
as little as $50, and I have never seen one on a. farm in northeastern
North Carolina. Instead of these modern conveniences, making
life on the farm most attractive and inviting," too many farmers
live like hogs and.cattle. They live like hogs and cattle in that they
have no more conveniences than Shey can possibly get along with.
A hog has that mjich. . .
But to have these things a farmer must pay for the'm. And
4ie can't pay for a thing if he hasn't something to pay with. He
can never. have anything to pay with so long-as some one else dic
tates the price he shall get for 'his product. r v .
The shoe trust knows what you will pay for a pair of shoes.
The meat trust fixes the prices you- shall pay for youf meat. The
steel trust fixes the price the public pays for its nails, for its fenc
ing, for its roofings, etcL The oil trust fixes the price of oils and
gasoline from day to day. And thefarmer fixes the price of.noth-;no-
Hp lets the organized speculator fix prices for him. ;
The farmers owe it to themselves to their wives, to tneir
children, to' the state and ta the society, to organize The only .way'
you can get wha is coming to you in his world is to go after it. ,-JJ
Nothing is handed to you gratis any more. All the , manna fromjP
heaven Was gobbled up by the Jews more than three thousand j 0
- years ago.. N ..j x 7".
BUSINESS , !
The amcnirit of businessimay be imagined"vhen it can.
be stated conservatively that Hnore than a million tons of
perishable freight is moved annually from this section. It
is impossible for the railroads to take care of it all.
Thousands of tons are spoiled annually because of this
congestion . The waste is enormous and the salvage which
is assured through the Inland Navigation Company's en
tprnncp w ill hp corresoondinerlv profitable, s '
Tn AAUr,n fn thp nerishable farm produce l;here are
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large shipments of timber, lumber, roal, cotton, tobacco,
peanuts, corn, fertilizer, fish, tar oil, five stock, ha, feed,
rain and general merchandise.
Norfolk is the natural distributing point for all this
cargo. It will help load the ships for export, trade. It will
help ill your elevator if you had One. It will supply the
raw material for more mills and factories in , Norfolk, -which
are greatly needed. These in turn would be a great
factor in adding' to. Norfolk's boom.
On the other hand it would give a larger and better
market for the people of the city and farming district in,
those sections It would bring more people to , Norfolk
to 'trade with "the merchants here. It Would help to
develop one of the largest ancj most productive territories
in the United States. By scratching over the ground they
raise three crops a year; what could they do. with modern
machinery and up-to-date methods?
The Government is spending millions of dollars in de
velopment and straightening the inland waterways and if
vou will call at the office we will show you their maps
giving the route. Without boats plying upon tne water
ways the Government's efforts and money will be wasted.
The Albemarle Canal has been taken oyer recently by
the" Government, deepened to 12 feet, and made free of
charge for passing through the locks. J ;
EWLY INVENTED BOAT
The company may . acquire' the exclusive right to build,
own and operate boats in ;the Tidewater sections of Vir
ginia and North Carolina, which have recently been in
vented by Mr Fred D. Doty. .These'boats are unrivalled,
they can .operate the shallowest' and -crookedest streams at
speed. They are llatbottomed witn an extended stern on
each side of which is a patidle wheel which are lilted as
the boat is loaded so that the wheels have the same dip
in the water, whether the boat be loaded or light.
A special make, internal combustion engine which has
thoroughly been tried Out and tested, will develop 150
H. P. per hour on-eight gallonsof crude oil, at five cents
per gallon. In other "words we claim to run one of our
boats 120 feet by 30 feet, beam on 5 feet draft at 14 miles
per hour, for less than five cents per mile and carry a
load of 260 tons. These boats are . to navigate the crook-
ed rivers and shallow streams connecting at Norfolk under
pro-rate agreement with steamers for the northen mar
kets. The first ccfcst of construction of these boats is 33 per
cent less than an ordinary boat of the same size and the
cost of operation would be reduced to a. saving of abSsUt
45 per cent of . operating under steam power.
ONE OVERHEAD EXPENSE
All of the different'boat lines will be under one manage
ment with but one overhead charge. The present freight
rates are satisfactory to us and the company expects to
pay large dividends to its stockholders while the railroads
are demanding higherrates." ' e
The company is chartered under, the .laws of Nrtn
Carolina- and the proviions of rts charter demonstrates
that it is, a practical straightforward, business proposition,
fair to all concerned ; the producer, the shipper, the con
sumer, the investor and the company.
There. are no promotion fees and no stock is sold for
less than par. " ' . ..
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- V CAPITAL STOCK
The total capital stock authorized is $300,000 of which .
$200,000 is 9 per cent preferred and $100,000 common stock.-
The preferred stock receives the firlt dividend up to
9 per cent, the common stock receives the remainder up to
9 per cent and the dividend paid over, the 9 per. cent .to each
is divided equally betweep them. The common stock has.
the light to vote at elections' for all corporate purposes.
Tne : preferred stock is being sold at par of $10.00 per
. 'share. The common stock can be purchased at the same
price. Both are fulrpaid and non assessable.
an or write ior. iuriner miurmauon.
SIS Board of Trade Buildino
Plume and Atlantic' Streets-
. , , - ' Phone 8182
SAFE in iM
In our new banking home been built one of
L - the strongest and m6st up-to-date security vaults
that modern mechanics ; caVi construct. The putside door
io this vault weighs thirty-three thousand pounds and can
be moved witlri a finger. You are invited to inspect it. .
ELIZABETH CITY, N. C.
Chas. H. Robinson, Pres.
L. S. Blades, V.-Pres.
W. C. Glover,' V.-Pres.
Resources Three Million
( U. S. Gov't Supervision
W; G. Gaither, V-Pres. Cash.
M. R. Griffin, Asst.-Cashier
.M. H. Jones, Asst.-Cashier
Norfolk's Biggest Store
Mail Orders Given Prompt Attention
The New Autumn Dresses for Wonjen are More
Effective than Ever- and they are so Reasonable
We have made' it possible for a few score women to secure remarkable Dress Values a
matter of no small-importance' these days when practically everything you start out to buy
costs- so much more' than you had expected to pay you have but to see them to appreciate
the fact that it'is possible to purchase lovely dresses at a moderate cost.
They are the latest modes featuring much the same lines and style tendencies of
those selling at much higher prices the fabrics are of the most favored sorts and in the
wanted shades as to the "making" these dresses will stand a most rigid examination.
You will be shown a splendid variety to choose from at this, pri
a"nd we know right well that you'll hot come anywhere equaling the style or quality
without paying a considerably higher price.; " . ;
It is an opportunity far to great an: importance to be overlooked. The ful'uv inu
Dresses are in all sizes from 36 to 44.v ' ' '. .
Autumn Dresses of navy Charfneuse Sat-
in made in an-especially pleasing style.
Prominent among the new,, features of
this drss'is 'the heavy insertion, , fringe,
round neck, the long glose fitting sleeves
and the wide girdle with tie ends.
The tunic skirt has three rdws of inser
tion. This dress can'alsobe had in black,
nevy, brown and taupe. '
Priced at, $45 each. -
One of the prettiest of . this group of
dresses is one made of Brocaded Crepe de
Chine. ' Madewith surplice waist fasten
ing in the back with tie ends. iibund
neck haying over collar of silk Jace, bell
sleeves ; Handsomely draped oyerskirt.
Shown in black and taupe,
" Priced at $45 each
-A beautiful Faltf Dress made of a taiye
Meteor, a ver- pleasing interpretation ot a
new mode. ' ,
jThe waist fastens on the left side aivl js
heavilyr embroidered in self shade. ie
- tunic which has a :panel front and back i;
also embroidered. ; Round neck and 'oner
.sieeves, trinimeoN with, buttons. Also
shown in black, navy and brown.
Priced 'at. $45 each.
You are sure to bestow your admiration
on these lovely' autumn dresses as they are
worthy of it. Made of tan excellent quality
Satin Having vesteeahd long shawl revers
of .Georgette Crepe. The Redingote tunic
has twelve tucks, trimmed with buttons
Show in blacky nayy and brown.
P. S. Other Dresses are-priced at $25, $29175, $35, $49.75 and up!
.iMume treet,-ecoiid floor.