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THE INDEPENDENT, ELIZABETH CITY, N. C
These Ladies' Sample Shoes that we
have are made of vici kid and Gun Me
tal Calf with plain and cap toe. Some
with a kid top, others have a cloth top.
All are button. If they were laced and
plain toe the quality is good enough to
sell for $5.00 and $6.00. Our price for
these are $2.50 and $3.00. Sizes 3 Vg, 4
and 4V. . TWIDDY & WHITE. 2S-2t
i 1 A- - 4.
Bad reputations are as nara io b
rid of as an alley cat. They have nine
lives and always "come back' just when
the owner thinks they are at the bottom
of the creek in a bag weighted with
You cannot have true happiness with
out letting some one else in on it.
I was there to make a sketch of
ber. Luncheon was just over, anu
she was talking to a little knot' of
dren's Hour like a feast. For tli
tiny toddlers there is a -vanea
sometimes Uneeda Biscuit
uuKiug w - riLrinr anmrtma Oraham Crack-
women. The nrsc woras uiu, T7T T.nh tu.
I slid quietly into a nearby seat, wer F-"- aiai
a. Old Time Sugar cook-
sewtons and," rarest of
.. i T Si nmllSnrr nUacI i'lllf.
national mscun, f" a- hw TlmA 'Surar Cook.
cnnkn nsrynnTiuv ueif mere are uajo
w - " - I
antly my own tasty Uneeda kunchf c
l eOll. X ilKtJU liei, aiixj.
M& K v?&MS2aK; rfKSJI nffpr their
, mmwiWiss&m m&ay to
pffl Bringing toM - I?
tl f-he door of vour w m
?j dining room aj
tj! matchless facili
sl some bakeries i
come to you
ISSJSv when they
pad of pOv
"You see. even urtai2Naa
ce cream and Nabisco, and those
vere our pariy aayss.
r Is Just a
s all, and made us sure they
coming every day ror
both know we niust feed
ildren. as we muse
'rSsS?. if we would
wmt on. "are mucn
mals. They are most lovable ana
most tractable after they've haM
something to eat. National Biscuit
dainties always 1 ..-n our Chil-
close as your own kitchen the
ies of the best and most whole
l the world. Uneeda Biscuit
as fresh and immaculate as
rere takeh from the oven.
NATIONAL BISCUIT seem
. gr&iry enough
CUM I -rfer, but always
ays dainty, al-
izing as only National
Biscuit Products can be. During the
years when my babies were growing
up we never missed the Chil
dren's Hour with its tasty feast
If you want to make good
health a habit and coffee
interferes, try a change to
the wholesome table-drink
with a rich coffee-like flavor.
You'll find Postum satisfies
without any penalty.
Boil for fifteen minutes after
Delicious. Refreshing. Economical.
Two sizes, usually sold at 15c and 25c
Postum Cereal Company
Battle Creek, Michigan
By Ralph Pool -
The printer is the sort of guy who hates. to see the
hours roll by ; he loves to chase his leads and slugs when
rest seems sweet to other bugs. Though unionized, he
would not quit until quite sure he'd done his bit to earn in
full his weekly wage for setting up the printed page. Yea,
tho' at times he's prone to swear, his conscience, ah boy. ;
rieht there ! I write a bale of third-rate crap, and slip it in
the printer's lap ; when printed, and before my eyes, t
stuff I fail to recognize for he has mixed the blooming
text until I know not what comes next. I light on him with
wrath and jeers until the poor boob melts in tears, for tho
his life is illy spent, his conscience is without a dent.
Whatever comes, where'er it goes, the printer has
his share of woes. Each time he would originate new ways
to spell or punctuate, folks fail to see how he improves by
breaking from the time-worn grooves, and many rais.e an
awful yell, because he won't learn how to spell. Erstwhile,
upon his pay-day night, a booze-fest was his prime delight,
and ere the sober moon went down, his troubles he would
gaily drown, but now in place of mountain dew, he takes
a soda, maybe two, and though the printer still seems glad,
he yearns for old days, wet and bad. Of all his woes, that
which most hurts, is when he's forced to set up "shirts",
and finds, to his extreme distress, that he has not a
WHY GEORGE SMITH WILL
NOT WORK ON SUNDAYS
Lacal Wag Has Fun With Stranger Who
Wanted Him to Work on Sunday
Mr. Douglas, superintendent of the
Eastern Cotton Oil Co. at Elizabeth
City wasn't acquainted with George and
Herbert Smith who recently completed
that big paint job for the cotton oil
company. One Saturday found the Smith
boys in the midst of a job Mr. Douglas
wanted completed by Monday. He asked
them if they wouldn't work Sunday?
Right there George Smith pulled his long
est, saddest, forlornest and most pious
face. "We shore would like to accomo
date, you Mr. Douglas, but we both
teach classes at the Methodist Sunday
School and I don't know how we would
explain things to our Sunday School
scholars if we worked on Sunday."
Mr. Douglas was mucn taken back and
he apologized profusely. Later he went
to Manager W. T. Culpepper and told
him his conversation with the Smiths
and asked Mr. Culpepper what he could
do to square himself with those religious
gentlemen whose pious sensibilities he
had so rudely offended?
"Forget it,'' said Mr. Culpepper;
"Those Smith boys haven't been to Sun
day school since they wore knee pants.
AFFORD TO PAY DEARLY
Wannamaker Says Profits on Manufac
tured Cotton Justify Higher Prices
For Haw Cotton
The subscription price of THE INDE
PENDENT will be $2.00 a year after
Jan. 1, 1920. Get your subscription ex
tended now at the old price, $1.50.
You may have noticed that the man
who can turn his hand to anything sel
dom has the price of a wooden overcoat
when he turns up his toes.
ffif yyM.Jittd Til ill i i l ? li Hi iiJ
In a recent statement issued as a re
sult of investigations by the American
Cotton Association, President Wanna
maker calls attention to the relation of
the manufactured product prices to the
prices paid for raw cotton. In view of
the meeting of cotton association work
ers and the executive committee in Ra
leigh on Monday when plans for the per
manent organization of the North Caro
lina Division were considered, Mr. Wana
maker's statement about what the As
sociation is doing to help maintain the
present price of cotton is of special
"Profits of manufacturers," the state
ment says, "have reached such propor
tions that their ability to pay for good
pvade cotton has created a bullish factor
of extraordinary power. A profit of
$100 per bale or 20 cents per pound is
really moderate at this time. Narrow
print cloth, sold this week on a basis
that give the manufacturers a profit of
thirty cents a pound or $150 a bale.
Wice print cloth sold on a basis that
would provide a profit in excess of
35 cents per pound or $175 a bale. We
find in our investigations a few cases in
which goods of special construction are
turning a profit of 74 cents a pound or
$370 a bale. The cotton used in the man
ufacture of these goods is strict midd
ling, one inch cotton."
Based on the cost of production, Mr.
Wamamaker says that cotton today
at fifty cents the pound is cheaper than
five-cent cotton was in 1S90. The cot
ton supply is so short today that a
failure o the 11)20 crop would be a world
calamity. In view of these conditions,
the American Cotton Associations is
making aira:. foments to warehouse its
cotton and sell it as the spinners need
it, sell it direct from the warehouses
to the cotton mills, thereby getting the
benefit o fthe profits that have hitherto
been collected by the speculators.
This task is a big one and cannot be
I accomplished unless the cotton farmers
and business men of NortR Carolina and
every other part of the South aid the
head of the association in carrying the
SAYS HOG WILL FOLLOW
COTTON BOLL WEEVIL
Agricultural Extension Service Says In
creased Pork Production Alone
Can Save the Cotton
In these days of rup, highly polished floors are most essen
tial, and inasmuch as they are eufojacted to constant wear, the greatest care
should be exercised in finishing them.
Hardwood floors properly varnished with Pes Gee Specification Floor
Varnish resist heel marks, dp not show scratches, will not crack and are
not affected by hot or cold water.
With little care and expense, such floors are easily kept in splendid
condition by using ,
1 You need no experience simply follow directions given ori each Can;
and you will obtain a high, brilliant polish cf great beauty and durability.
Pee Gee Floor Wax can be successfully applied on all wood surfaces,;
furniture and linoleum.
If cracks appear in the floor, due to shrinkage in the wood, Pee Gee
Crack Filler should be used. It fills in and makes the floors level and
Ask for Frem Booklet "The Modern Method of Finishing Wood, also for set
of wood panel finished with Pee Gee Specification Varnishes, or torite direct to
Peaslee-Gaulbert Co, incorporated. LouisyUle, Ky.
STANDARD DRUG CO. .
Elizabeth City, N. C.
The hog will follow the boll weevil in
its advance across eastern North Caro
lina, says W. W. Shay, Swine Extension
Specialist of the Agricultural Extension
Service. Those" men in each neighbor
hood who are the first to adapt them
selves to new conditions, and will take
up livestock farming, will escape the
great hardships that will be forced on
the people of this section through the
failure of their main crop dependence,
cotton, because of the inroads of this
destructive insect. In fact, says Mr.
Shay, the time now spent in studying
the proper care and the profitable grow
ing of hogs will be the difference be
tween success and failure on many North
Carolina farms during the next ' few
Kight now when the boll weevil is be
ginning his march in this State, is the
time to make a start in- this line of
farming. One good sow will be provided
so that all of her pigs may be kept eco
nomically until they are about eight
months old, when they should weigh
around 250 pounds each. With proper
care and good pasture they can gain at
least one pound a day after weaning.
Unless, however, attention is given to
the pasture and grazing crops during the
year around, farmers will do well not
to. attempt to go into the hog business.
With the coming of the boll weevil,
raising cotton without giving close atten
tion to details will be next to impossi
ble. Absentee landlords will find it un
profitable to attempt the crop. They
will also find it unprofitable to attempt
livestock raising, because this requires a
rather high, order of intelligence, and a
close attention to details. In other
words, better methods of farming must
of necessity be used to beat the boll wee
vil, and more livestock offers the best
solution to the question. 1
HOW THE COST OF '
LIVING HAS CLIMBED
June, 1D15, 3
Dec, 1015 3
June, 1916 9.
Aug., 1919 (based on incom
plete data) 78
June, 1917 29
Dec, 1917 41
June, 1918 -J. 56
Dec, 1918 72
June, 1919 75
In an application for divorce, "ineom.-
tibillty" is cftcn
ratibility is often merely another name
The above figures are estimates from
the country as a whole excluding agri
culral communites. '
From Bureau of Applied Economics
There is nothing against a chap put
ting his own property in his wife's name.
It is when he puts other folks' property
in his wife's name that the kick comes. -
SYMflNYM FOR Uinur-., .
: ; - unrMLuriN(s
A patron of Joe Singleton's barh
-hop complained to Joe of a stranc i
in the place the other day. '
plained that it was a certain hair t
whereupon the customer told bhu j)e 0Dlc
to throw that hair tone out. "CoTf
flo that," declared Joe: "We have
highly polluted customers who usp6
tonic reg'lar." that
Why U.S. Boots
sa.V vour feet
U S." Boots
uiauc in Git S2ZS3
and styles, red,
black and white
HALF the foot troubles of
fishermen blisters, sores,
chafed skin, aching
muscles -come from just one
thing: boots that aren't right.
Boots that don't really fit, boots that
don't support your feet properly, boots
that lealc they make ycur work just
twice as hard.
A real fisherman's boot made on
a good comfortable last, strong and
tough at every point that's the U. S.
Shaped so as not to rub up anc
down at the heel, plenty cf room at the
Ask for U. S'.'
toes the U. S. boot is made for fish
And they're made right, too every
pair backed up with extra thicknesses
of pure rubber and good strong duck
where the wear is hardest, at just
those points where boots are likely
to break through iirst.
Go to the store and see for yourself
these U. S. boots for fishermen
any length you want, the Storm King,
the Sporting, the Knee Boot.
Look "for the U. S. seal it means
solid wear and long service for your
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