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NOVEMBER 28, 1919
THE INDEPENDENT, ELIZABETH CITY, N. C.
AT HOME AND ABROAD
A. Review and Interpretation of
and father, J. F. Scott. We appreciate
the flowers, the automooiles and other
helps and the memory of the loving
kindness of the community as a whole
will live with us thru life.
MRS. J. F. SOTT,
X-'8-lt ' , And Children
- Simple Duty.
What does n man more than his sm.
pfe duty in coming out for ths right?
Besides is it any .sacrifice to fce in the
right? Lowell. .
J Current Events as Seen by
O . V. p a S a IT A T.
We invite the women of this city and section to investigate our
shoe values. We know that we are selling shoes today at prices de
fying competition.. Many of our lines can not.be duplicated at the
price we are retailing them at today. For the convenience of those
u-ho would save time m making purchases, and for those who
would order by mail, we give below a few of our most popular
item?. Call lor-them by their stock numbers. Except where other
wise noted we carry all of the following shoes in sizes 21- to 7, in
widths from A to D.
SPECIAL VALUES IN LADIES
SOROS IS BOOTS
I.i-ht Welt soles, full Louis heels,
plain toes. Stock No. 1364-26.
LADIES BRONZE 9 INCH BOOTS
Hand turned, full Louis heels, plain
toe. Stock Xo. L297.
LADIES BROWN KID 9 IN. BOOTS
Light Welt soles, full Louis heels,
plain toes. Stock No. L1353-20.
LADIES DULL KID 9 INCH BOOTS
Li"ht welt sole, full Louis heels, im
tati' n tips. Stock No. 653-27.
.ADIES BLACK KID 9 INCH BOOTS
Liyht-Welt soles, full Louis Heels,
toes. Stock No. L1548.
ADIES BLACK KID 9 INCH BOOTS
Light Welt soles, leather Cuban heels
-1 h,:n toes. Stock No. L1548-1.
LADIES CORDOVAN CALF
9 INCH BOOTS
Welt soles, Military walking- heels,
perforated imitation tips. Stock No.
LADIES PATENT LEATHER
9 INCH BOOTS
Hand turned soles, full Louis heels,
plain toes, dull mat kid tops. Stock No,
LADIES BLACK KID 9 INCH BOOTS
Light Welt soles, leather Louis heels,
plain soles, widths B to D. Stock No.
LADIES BROWN KID 9 IN. BOOTS
Light Welt soles, leather Louis heels,
plain toes, widths B to D.
LADIES RUSSIAN SALF
8 INCH BOOTS
Heavy Welt soles, military walking
heels ; tip toes ; just the shoe for school
or out door wear. Widths B to D.
Remember, we carry a full line of ladies shoes in all sizes at
35, $6, $7, $8, $9, $i0, $11, $12, $14 and $15 per pair.
Te have your size and expert shoe fitters to find it for you.
The Busy Store
REPUBLICAN SENATORS The Ke
WILL HAVE NO TREATY publican
Senators aided by four or fire Demo
crats have done all they could to destroy
the Treaty. They sought io ratify it with
reservations, which every one knew
meant its virtual rejection. For the very
first reservation declared that the Trea
ty as amended should become effective
only when ratified by three of our prin
cipal allied powers tnat is never. Then
.ifter failing in their efforts to ratify a
treaty so amended as never to become
efective, these" same Republican Sena
tors refused every suggestion of com
promise. They voted by 51 to 42 that
ho compromise reservations should come
before the Senate. They voted down by
50 to 46 a proposition to hear an amend
ment to the preamble so as to make the
language less insulting to other nations.
They then voted against the appoint
ment of a "committee on conciliation,"
to be headed by Senators Iodge and
Hitchcock, the purpose of which was to
see i tne contending factions could not
rot to gether. They have made it plain
that they want no treaty. Why? Large
iy because President Wilson had a hand
in making it. and tby are seeking to
take their personal and political spite
out. on him. , They do not care about
the wishes and interests of a great ma
jority of their countrymen. In their
utterances they make plain their ani
"ins. This is especially plain in a state
ment of Senator Lodge given out after
the Senate had refused to ratify his
amended treaty, in which he says: "Un
der the President's orders the followers
of the Administration in the Senate vo
ted down those reservations.'' Mr. Lodge
."eems to think that there is nothing here
but a political row, that the Senators
who do not agree with him take orders
from President Wilson, and have no opin
ions of their own, and that the country
has no interest in the matter.
On this account public opinion has not
stood with the miners in their effort to
produce a coal famne. If they want bet
ter wage and more definite . terms on
which they shall- work, "that is another
question. They have now reduced their
demands to a seven-hour day and a half
holiday Saturday. The operators are
willing to give a flat increase of 15 cents
a ton for coal mined, and a 20 per cent
increase to common laborers.
FATAL FIRE We have another instance
of how easily a crowd may be stampeded
and become like wild beasts, in the kill
ing and burning of 28 persons trying to
get out f of a dance hall in a burning
building at Villa Platee, Louisiana, on
last Saturday night. Three hundred peo
ple were in the hall. Before they-knew
it all the lower floor of the building
was ablaze. When the alarm was giv
en they made a rush for the narrow
stair case, trampled one another under
foot and broke down the stair case. Be
sides the 28 who lost their lives many
were seriously injured. In the same build-
inw o nwiiTi.i i-l . " .
u " ff-uuw as going on, duc some
cool-headed man got control of the spec
tators and instructed them how to get
out with the result that not one was
Entry No. 157
"H'" i- i . ri'by given that Mattie
.:' Ma-. r.-o. Dare County, North
' -i'' : - ;ind lays claim to the
jsi.2 piece of parcel of
land in Xags Head Township, Dare coun
ty. State aforesaid, described and defin
ed as follows, viz:
One Small Island, west of the Pea
Island Gunning Club property, about 100
yards from the beach, and being in Pam
lico Sound and on the north side of New
Inlet. Containing by estimation two
acres, more or less.
Entered this Sth day of Nov. 1919.
GEO. T. BAILY,
pN21-4t Entry aker.
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WHAT NEXT? Unless all signs are de
ceptive the country is sorely dissatisfied
over the Treaty in the Senate. Senator
Shields. Democrat of Tennessee, who
voted with the Republicans for the dead
ly reservations to the Treaty, has been
asked to resign by a meeting of bankers
of his state. The business interests of
the country have become very impatient,
Those who " have claims for ships and
property at sea by German submarines
must wait. These claims alone amount
to SSOO.OO0.00O. Then there aro many
other claims for property of Americans
in Germany or war purposes by .the Ger
man Government. Again our trade will
continue to suffer because we can have
no consuls in German ports to look af
ter our interests until tne 1 reaty is
ratified. Hence our business interests
are demanding ratification. The League
to Enforce Peace, at a meeting in New
York on last Sunday, presided over by
Ex-President W. II. Taft, put out a
statement urging early ratification, which
is the most sane' and-convincing uf. any
thing we have read. I quote some of
''The defeat of the ratification has
been received by the country with sur
prise and indignation. The people want
peace. Whose name it boars, which par
ty brand it wears, they care not at all.
They longed for and expected ratifica
tion before adjournment of the Senate
I lie maKing ot peace is no more a
party question than vas the making of
the war. The American people without
regard to party stood behind the war,
until the dawn of victory. With like
unaninity they now stand behind the
"The failure to ratify the'peace treaty
has encouraged social unrest both at
home and abroad.
"The allied natioi.i established dur
ing the war a practiral union which is
being succeeded by the Xeague of Nations
To refuse to join this league is to lose
numberless benefits and to invite the
development of a league that will be
hostile to us in feeling and in policy
"The men and women who gladly ded
icated their sons and their substance to
the cause of obtaining peace through the
defeat of the German menace refuse to
believe they made an empty sacrifice.
Thy demand that the Senators harmon
ize thir differences. Refusal to do so
will defy and betray the people of this
country by whom they were elected and
to whom they must answer.
"The Treaty should be ratified at the
earliest possible moment after the Sen
ate reconvenes on December 1. In the
name or thousanas or Americans wno
have died to bring pracr and end war,
of millions of Americans who have toiled
arid sacrificed to that end, we call upon
the Senate to forget prejudice and par
tisanship and agree upon a resolution
of ratification concluded in terms that
will permit the other signatories of the
treaty to ocquiesce in the conditions of
THE PRINCE The Prince of Wales
OF WALES after a five day's visit
to New York and other points in tne
North set sail for Halifax and England
on last Saturday. He had been given a
warm reception, one without adulation,
and he showed un a man rather than a
Prince. There is one thing noticable
about the-visits of these foreign poten
tates. They think they have seen the
United Stats when hey have seen the
North and West. They never think of
the South. King Ailbert of Belgium
traveled across the country and back,
but he never got south of the Mason
oTid Dixon's line ' excent to Norfolk to
take ship, and never .saw a cotton field,
THE COAL STRIKE It is now proba
ble that National Fuel Administrator
Garfield will be able to bring an end to
tho pnnl strike. The matter or settle
ment has been left to Dim by the opera-
general have shown a rather
obnoxious attitude ' during all the negoti
ations for ending the strike. Many in-
dustrise are already suffering for want
of coal and some are shutting down4 The
country cannot run without coal. . La-
hor needs it. capital needs it. In modern i
industry every one is dependent upoii
every one else. It is the old story of the
bellv and the members.' If any group
nf members of our society refuses : to
Perform its functions all of us suffer.
SUGAR ONCE MORE The war is still
going on and we are to have some more
good old wartime sugar. Mr. Hoover, I
it is true, is no longer our fqod commis
sioner but President Wilson 'has confer
ed his powers ipoa Attorney General
Palmer. Mr. Palmer is a man who does
things. Hear the good news:
"Mr. Palmer's staff will begin imme
diately to build up a sugar-distributing
system which will allocate whatever
that means all sugar stocks in this coun
try. It will provide an equitable system
of distributing supplies and will defeat
any concentration or hoarding, officials
say. Common sugar will be 17 cents."
We are told our sugar refiners will
go to Cuba and get some sugar to refine
and pass on to us. Quick about it.
Then the candy manuaeturer will have
to do with less. Candy has been coming
in by the barrel, sugar by the hundred
pounds when it comes at all. But candy
brings 30 cents a pound. And those soft
drink dealers will have to do with less.
They have had all they wanted of sy
rups and soft drinks. Again we read:
"The abnormal increase in sales of
these articles candy and soft drinks
and the consequent heavy drain on the
sugar supplies is traceable officials de
clared, to the enforcement of prohibi
tion." Candy is good, but soft drinks are on
ly slop. It is. time some reformer was
forming a soft-drink teetotaler society.
Mr. Palmer will see that less of the
children's sugar goes to manufacture and
make palatable the vile concoctions.
Again the report says:
"The Sugar Distributing Committee
will sit constantly and will have entire
charge of allocation, of stocks." We
hope that it will allocate to the good old
Tar Heel State right away. And let it
put into effect the war time provision
that allowed only so much sugar to a
person, so that tne other tellow may not
get all the sugar before we get to the
THE FLAVOR LASTS
SO DOES THE PRICE!
Aro you always successful on baking
day? Are your cakes light and spongy
and your biscuits white and flaky?
If not; let us help you with
A CARD OF THANKS
We take this simple means of
pressing our thanks and gratitude for ;
the words and deeds of sympathy and
kindness of our friends and neighbors
in the illness and death of our husband
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