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- FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1Q, 19lq
THE INDEPENDENT; ELIZABETH CITY, N. C
I HEADQUARTERS FOR
A1! HOME AND ABROAD
a ?: anrl Tnf rnretation of
Current Events as Seen by
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7 v RIOT
out in Elaine. Arkansas, when a body
On Oetebef l a
race riot -broke J
As usual we. have a complete
line of wood and coal heat
ers, cookers, ranges, oil
stoves, etc. We have niade a
specialty of good stoves for
many years and no matter
what type of stove you want,
we have one adapted to your
fuel requirements and your
Sharber & White
Elizabeth City, N. C
LYNN HAVEN I
I When in Norfolk don't' forget
BROWNE'S where you get the "
oysters with the tang o' the I
g sea, on the half shell or any J
i way you like em. j
E. W. BROWNE i
113 Washington Street
of ambushed negroes fired upon a posse
that was searching for the slayers of W. j
D. Adams, a railroad special agent, who j
was also shot from ambush the night'
before. The fire was returnea uy uie
posse. Inthe clash two white men ana
seven negroes were killed. Other known
are Kbout 20 negroes and four or
five whites. United States troops to thej
! number of 500 were sent from Caiu. j
j Tike and af fler several days of search j
have restored order. ney nave
that the negroes of that section who
outnumber the whites had , organized
'The rrogj-essive Farmers and House
hold Union of America." a negro, organ
ization, which seems to have had a few
white advisers and leaders, some of them
living in Washington City. This organ
ization had its "pas's words, door words,
grips and signs." According to the evi
dence of some of the captured negroes
the organization had from 250 ' fo 500
members. Their purpose was to wage
a race war on the whites of that com
munitv and the time was set for Mon
day of this week to begin operations by
a general slaughter. .Much seditious lit
erature and great quantities of ammu
nition found in possession of these ne.
groes lend support to! the .stories told.
There is no doubt that the secret union
had been formed, and the evidence is
strong that it was for murderous pur
poses. It is also certain that these ne
groes had some very intelligent advi
sers. It was very fortunate that their
plans were detected. But most, probab
ly tins is not the only body of negroes
organized for aggressions on the whites.
Stories have been current for several
months that the negroes were forming
secret organizations in large southern
cities. There was much evidence that
these organized negroes had bought many
! army guns of a discarded type. But
there has ben no general aiarm
this account, because the Southern whites
know that a great majority of our ne
groes are orderly ciitzens. It is only
in places like the Arkansas district
where the blacks outnumber the whites
that any great trouble is to be feared.
In such places designing whites of the
Old John Brown' type may take advan
tage of the blacks to incite them to se
dition and murder.- One of the organi
zers in Arkansas, Dr. V. E. Powell, has
been arrested. He may meet the fate
of old John Brown and dangle at the
end of a halter some cold December
tmp STEEL STRIKE At Gary. Indi
ana, the steel strike has reached the
f frVi4"iTir stntrp. On October 4 strikers
attacked and treated with much sever
itv workers on their way to the steel
We have the instrument for
preserving beauty, poetry and
contrast. We sell the famous
EASTMAN kodaks. You may
own one with greatest ease.
They are a continual source
of pleasure to children and
growgn-ups alike. Let us show
you our stock.
KEEP A KODAK DIARY
CjL ILu HA.IjIj
4 KODAK STORES 4
Norfolk & Richmond
much of the city throwing brick bats
and stones. No shots were fired. Many
were injured and taken to the hospital
The Main St Furniture Store
WE HAVE THE GOODS
WE HAVE THE PRICE
Behind the 14,500 square feet of floor space in our
Main Street Store is our warehouse with 11,200 extra
feet of space for our reserved stocks. We have the
goods We have the price.
ML G. Morrisette Co.
Main and Water Sts.
Elizabeth City, N. C fj
v MUTUAL ADVANTAGE IS THE BASIS OF ALL
SOUND TRADING. WE SOLICIT YOUR CONSIGN
MENTS OF COTTON AND PEANUTS ON THIS BASIS.
WE WILL NOT MAKE SALES UNDER VALUE,
J- W. Perry Company
Cotton at Norfolk, Va. Peanuts at Suffolk, Va.
X thousand troops were 'sent by. the
Governor and restored order. As was
said last week in these columns the
strikers are fighting against odds. Their
greatest handicap is that they have not
convinced the public that they have an
valid reason for striking. Evidence giv
en before a Senate Committee which is
investigating the strike' shows that the
strike leaders were hoping to get con
trol of the steel plants and run them
in the interest of organized labor some
what after the manner of the proposed
Plumb plan for railroad operation. The
United Spates, is not ready for such a
THE ENGLISH The English rail
RAILROAD STRIKE road strike came
to and -end a week after it started. The
600 000 workers return to work at their
old wages, and the Government will conj-
tinue to investigate their demands. Some
concessions are made to the laborers.
There is to be no cut in wages before
September 30. 1920; The minimum wag.
is- to be $12.75 a week. The ending
of the strike seems to have been large
ly due to Premier Xiloyd George. He is
a wise man, and knows how to deal
with men. First he knew the question,
made some propositions for settlement
and left them for discussion to a large
onnfarsnpa nf Gevernment and labor
union officials. When he returned agree
ment had not been reached. He then
ordered dinner and raided a Government
commissariat to secure enough food for
the thousands attending the conierence.
It was a "jovial dinner." When it was
over an agreement was easily reached,
among the leaders -who were at the main
table with the Premier. Mr. George,
like that other George we wrote of,
seems to be "first in war, first in peace
and first in the hearts of his country
men." THE PRESIDENT'S "The President is
ILLNESS a very sick man,"
was the most favorable report Dr. Gray
son, his physician, could give for sev
eral days last week. Several special
ists, were called to Mr. Wilson's bed
side and all confirmed the diagnosis f
Dr. Grayson. The President's malady is
described as a nervous breakdown com
plicated with digestive troubles, and all
due to overwork and after-effects of the
influenza from which he suffered a year
ago. Many stories were current when
he was at his worst, most of them very
improbable At present Dr. Grayson is
reporting slight improvement day by day,
but he still keeps Mr. Wilson in bed and
prescribes absolute quiet.
COTTON The erop report of last week
showed an estimated cotton crop slight
ly in excess of ten million bales the
smallest crop in many yars; while it is
' said that the demand of the mills will be
for fifteen million' bales of Southern
cotton. It is a pity that the South has
not got a crop large enough to supply
the need, but the fault is in no large
degree that of th'e Southern cotton plant
er. iiis cotton suttered irom boil wea-
I I lail
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They are the best cart -wheels made and that is all it is necessary to say about them. We
carry them in stock at all times.
Sharber & White Hardware Company
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RADIANT HEAT tN TAP LIKE HOT WATER
YOU LIGHT. THE GAS AND ARE WARM INSTANTLY
Results so astonishing you can hardly believe it. The Coal' Problena Solved rCAN SAVE
A TON OF COAL PER MONTH.
No. 20 is a portable fire and for
use where there is no fire place
WILL HEAT LARGEST LIVING ROOM IN YOUR HOUSE FOR 2 TO 3 CENTS
per hour on City Gas or 1 Cent on Natural Gas. Saves your Coal Pile rSaves Lighting
your Furnace for two months in Fall and Spring and is in direct accord with the United
States Fuel Administration for Conservation of Cpa!. x.
The Humphrey Kadiantfire installed accordipg to our direction is absolutely and
positively odorless and so pronounced is this that where this statement Is doubted,
we are authorized by the manufacturers, the General Gas Light Company, Kala
mazoo, Mich., to refund the purchase price if the slightest odor can be detected.
Step Into Our Show Room and See This Wonderful Device Demonstrated
THE GAS CO.
ril and lack of work. Many of the farm
er laborers of the, cotton fields were
lounging around the railway stations.
Others were in the North. But the
southern farmer would have got his cot
toa worked if the market price had not
been kept s low by the New York bro-
Brick store build
ing in business cen
ter of El izabeth
City; 20 x 80 feet,
two stories high; 20
ft. ally. Must be
old at once and
can be bought
Twiford & Twif ord
423 Hinton Bld'g
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THE LATEST PATTERNS
IN WALL PAPER
7c Apiece, Gilt 1 6c Apiece
Window Shades, All Colors
36x72 65c, 80c and $1.25
36x90 ., 80c, 90c and $1.50
42x90 m $2.50
4S0. .t . $32d
Lucas, Ih f. . , .25
Floor ; Stains, qj, ......... . . :v. ..: . .65
THOMAS & MESSER CO.,
. BALTIMORE, MQ.
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kers as to discourage him. If the world
wants a big crop of cotton it must pa
what it costs the farmer to make it. If
this is done the next crop will be larger,
if not it may be even smaller than the
present crop and many will suffer for
clothes, just as they are suffering now.
May conditions be such that the largest
possibe crop will be made.
SUGAR There is a sugar famine all
over the South. It was revealed last
week in some correspondence between
a Sourthern merchant and Senator Sim
mons that the Savannah refinery, the
only sugar refinery in the South At
lantic States, had been closed, and the
raw sugar formerly sent there was di
verted to the New York and Philadel
phia refineries. For some reason the
refineries are giving only a pittance of
their product to the Southern trade. The
result is as Governor Bickett said when
a college student: "A noise is heard in
the land, weeping and great lamentation,
the children cryiag for jam and refus
ing to be comforted because it is 'not"
Not on one day in ten is any sugar of
fered for sale in the average North Car
olina town It is said that the refineries
find that it is more'profitable to export
their product than to sell at the prices
fixed by the food-control officers. . At
any rate we are suffering for want of
sugar in this section, woefully suffering,
and getting ready to do something, if
we can only find the proper person
to whom to do it."
WHAT'S THE MATTER? The United
States Council of National Defense, hav
ing made investigation, finds:
"That the nation's productive powers
have not been fully utilize since the ar
mistice. "That too few goods, notably the nec
essities of life, havei been produced, and
that even some of these goods have
been withheld from the market and there
fore from the people.
"The Council believes that the rem
edies for the situation are:
"To produce more goods and to pro
duce them in proportion tothe needs of
the people," etc.
It was something like this I was -trying
to say last week. It is time for
everybody to go to work. Let me quote
another paragraph or two from the Coun
"Goods and not money are the means
of life Better standards of living are
impossible without producing more goods.
Man cannot consume what has not been
"On American business men rests a
grave responsibility, for efficient coop
eration, in bf inging about full and pro
portionate production. On American la
bor rests an equally grave responsibility
to attain maximum unit production and
maintain j uninterrupted distribution of
goods. ; " " :
"Our common duty now, fully as much
as in, the war, is to work and to save. .
, "Work, save, co-operatej produce."
AT 12 O'CLOCK M: ON
Saturday Oct 11, 1919
COURT HOUSE DOOR IN ELIZABETH CITY, N. C.
I shall sell to the highest bidder one of the mst valuable tracts of
land that has been on the market in Pasquotank County for some
time. This tract is familiarly known as
The Nixon Morgan Home Place
situated on the Main Road from Elizabeth City to Newland about
10 minutes ride from Elizabeth City. The tract has a good two-story
dwelling and barn, stables etc. It is situated within one-fourth
of a mile of Pasquotank River and less than one-fourth mile from
Providence School House.
It consists of about fifty acres cleared land and about twent
acres in woods ; the woods being set in valuable merchantable pine
timber now ready for market. The soil is Norfolk fine sandy loam
of which the U. S. Government experts say: ''This loam is per
haps the best all around trucking soil of the section and is well
adapted to the production of "strawberries, peas, early radishes,
irish and sweet potatoes and other vegetables and fruits requiring
a light easily drained soil. It should also prove admirably adapted
to bright tobacco." v
The land is easily drained since it, drains directly into the Pas
quotank River Swamp The drinking water is excellent, and it is "
all respects an ideal place for a. person seeking, a tract of n
with the above 'characteristics.
' Any person- who is interested should investigate this proposi
tion and fi further information is desired, it can be furnished cither
by Mr.' A. C. Bell, No. 525 North Road Street, Eliabeth City, M.
W. H. Jennings, Savings Bank &. Trust Company, Elizabeth City,
or the undersigned.
C. E. THOMPSON,
' ; Commissioner of the Court.
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NOTICE N O T I C E
AI.P watches having been in our repair department for over ninety
days will be sold for repairs after October 15th. Parties having watches
left here prior tp July 1st will' please call for tbem aV early as possible.
"Your Jeweler Slvce 1882"