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THE INDEPENDENT, ELIZABETH CITY, N.C-
W. 0. SAUNDERS, Editor
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Published every Fnday by W. u. oaunae al .
m St., Elizabeth City, Pasquotank County, Norrohna.
Scbscription Rates: 1 Year $1.50: 6 1 months $1.00: 3
months 50c: fayawe in nuva..
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'.tElii.b.tHCity. N. C June 9. 1908
FRiDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 1919
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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 1919
Christianity On Trial
HRISTIANITY is being forced to trial. For eighteen hun
dred years the church has played Dotn enuwg--
middle, ministering to the poor with one hand and truck
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liner to the rich with the other nana, rrcumung - -
it Sas fawned upon the rich and powerful and grown tat .upon
endowments of millionaires. Its seminaries are endowed by the
rich and its ministers educated to respect the powerful, ery
community the more powerful churches usually are dominated by a
few men who control much money and contribute most liberally to
the support of the church. The minister who speaks disrespect
fully of these powerful ones or anything-with which they are con
nected will find himself seeking new pastures.
Since Christ and his disciples died, the church has carried on
th.- -ospel of a brotherhood of man without seriously believing or
putting into practice anything like it. For eighteen hundred years
the church has been parotting the injunction that we must love our
neighbor as we love ourselves, without making a serious effort to
demonstrate the practicability of this injunction or to show the peo
ple how they can do this.
Not a bank, not a store, not a mill, not a newspaper nothing
-could go on doing business privately by any such rule. No man
can be a true follower of Jesus Christ and square himself with
Christ's teachings by witholding for a profit any necessity of life so
long as any member of society is in want. The literal application of
the&rule would abolish every business on earth.
Onlv in recent years have the people begun to sense the in
equalities of our complicated social order. For centuries, genera
tion after generation has chased its tail in a futile effort to get
ahead. Reverent of private property rights and stupidly believing
that every individual had as good a show to get rich as every other
individual, each generation of individuals has madly pursued its in
dividualistic pae. Generation after generation has labored, sweat
ed and endured with the. same result that a few succeeded in getting
more of the comforts of life than they could consume, whilst the
manv lived from hand to mouth, on the verge of poverty. And it
will be ever so. Only a few in every generation can get rich and
those few can get rich only at the expense of many poor.
Recently the poor have begun to challenge the right of any
one to get rich. The poor have begun to sense the fact that they
may keep on working along the same old lines and only one in a
thousand will succeed in getting ahead. The poor are to-day mak
ing demands upon the masters of business and industry that threat
en to make business and industry forever unprofitable for private
owners. And the poor are seeking justification for their demands
in the very teachings of Jesus Christ who forever damned the rich
and powerful, who commanded the giving of everything to the poor,
and who even advocated the giving of the same wage to the servant
who worked one hour a day as to the servant who worked twelve
And so the church is being forced to trial here on the thres
hold of the twentieth century. The church must quit playing with
words and come out fair and square on the side of the men of means
who have contributed to its wealth and power, or confess and array
itself fairly and squarely on the side of the crowd that Jesus walk
ed with when he was on earth. The world is in an ugly temper and
the church with all of the millions amassed in its recent campaigns
will not be long able to continue holding a respectable position in
the world if it doesn't candidly reject or religiously accept the rev
olutionary teachings of its founder.
Thy Got If, God Help Them!
'HE INDEPENDENT was one of the very few newspapers
in this country that consistently opposed the entry of this
country into the European war. This newspaper was one
of the very few that dared to contend that the United States had no
more provocation to go to war in 1917 after Woodrow Wilson was
re-elected, that it had in 1916 when Wilson was seeking re-election
for having "kept us out war." I call attention to this pacific and
anti-militarist pre-war attitude of THE INDEPENDENT because
events daily are showing that this newspaper maintained, the sound
position. Those who wanted war got it and got more than they
reckoned for. Thousands of them got rich out of it, but with all
their millions of war profits they have acquired terrors from which
they will never recover until they have been interred in thier pre
mature graves. We fought a good fight, demonstrated beyond
doublt that we can lick the world, but we have so far succeeded in
making the world safe neither for democracy nor for plutocracy.
The outstanding achievement of our experiment is disorganized in
dustry and a hitherto happy, peaceful country in the throes of a
revolution which may end in Bolshevism or plain Bull-shevism
before another presidential election. Those who wanted war, got
war. And may God have mercy on their souls.
One of our most c
is not recorded in our books. It is
the Confidence and Good Will pt
Our entire working program is
based on the idea of deserving this
Confidence I and developing this
and Undivided Profits
P. H. Williams, Pres.
H. G. Kramer, Cashier
E. F. Aydlett, V-President
W. H. Jennings, Asst-Cshr
Report of the Condition of
THE SAVINGS BANK & TRUST COMPANY
at Elizabeth City, in the State of North
at the' close of business, Nov.
Loans and Discounts $
Demand Loans .
Overdrafts, secured and unsecured .
United States Bonds and Liberty Bonds ;.!
North Carolina State Bonds .
All other Stocks, Bonds and Mortgages .
Banking Houses, Furniture and Fixtures
All other Real Estate owned .
Cash in vault and net amount due from Banks,
Bankers and Trust Companies
Cash Items held over 24 hours -
Checks for clearing ..
Trust Investments '
Accrued Interest Receivable :
TOTAL - - $1,478,911.00 5
Capital Stock paid in - 100,000.00
Surplus Fund 130,000.00 5
Undivided Profits, less current expenses and , S
taxes paid . 14,775.19 S
Bills Payable - - --- 95,000.00
Deposits subject to check 575,614.60
Time Certificates of Deposit
Savings Deposits - 479,941.34
Certified Checks 2,771.33 5
Due to State Banks, Bankers and Trust Cos 4,398.34
Trust Deposits 64,042.40 5
Reserved for Interest and Taxes
TOTAL ' $1,478,911.00
State of North Carolina County of Pasquotank.
I, H: G. Kramer, Cashier of the above named Bank,
do solemnly swear that the above statement is true to the
best of my knowledge and belief.
H. G. KRAMER, Cashier.
Subscribed and sworn to before me, this 25th day of
- M. R. GRIFFIN, Notary Public.
Correct Attest :
P. H. Williams,
C. E.: Kramer,
J. T. McCabe.
'HE INDEPENDENT uses probably four times as much
news print paper as all the other papers in Elizabeth City
combined THE INDEPENDENT pays ' three times as
much postage on one edition of its paper as all the other papers in
his town pay on a combined total of nine editions ina w;eek. THE
INDEPENDENT has ten times the rural circulation of any other
newspaper published in Elizabeth City. And so when some other pub
lisher says he has 1,000 out of town subscribers to his paper, that
would mean that THE INDEPENDENT has 10,000. But the other
fellow hasn't got a thousand subscribers and so I challenge refuta
tion of my statement that THE INDEPENDENT has ten times the
rural circulation of any other local newspaper.
THE INDEPENDENT consumes about 3,000 pounds of news
print a month. THE INDEPENDENT'S paid in advance circula
tion is close to 3,000 a week. The average for six months prior to
Oct. 1, 1919 was 3,222 weekly. Six copied of this newspaper weigh
All of this information is given in detail so that subscribers
and advertisers may realize how this newspaper is affected by the
recent staggering advances in the price of newsprint paper. An in
crease of $70 to $100 a ton in the price of newsprint means hard
lines for a newspaper like THE INDEPENDENT. A weekly news
paper using less than 50 pounds of paper a week is little affected
by any sort of rise in the price of paper. . " '
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EE' Dont' fail to attend this sale tomorrow Saturday Nov.
29th. ' . -
About Prices j
E5 Prices are steadily advancing and a great many items EE
on sale are offered at less than present wholesale cost. EE
Find Want Ads on Page 10.
WANTED : Live man with Ford
to demontrate . ami sell the J. C.
M. Accelerator. Liberal proposi
tion. J C. MEWSHAW, 17 Stock
Exchange Bldg., Baltimore, Md.
FOR EXCHANGE: One good mule;
will trade'for a good brood mare weigh
ing 1.200 or 1,300 pounds. FLORA &
GARRETT, RF. D. 1, .Elizabeth City,
N C. pN28-lt
FOR SALE: Six acres near the old
Hosiery Mill; fenced and ditched; about
46 acres in cultivation; balance ready
to grub. Three acres of it map into 24
lots. N. A. JONES, Elizabeth City, N.
WANTED: at once, by big cor
poration; a good, experienced,
logging . superintendent ; must be
sober, reliable, and have ability
to produce results in gum timber ;
twenty five to forty thousand ft.
per day. Good salary to right
party. Reply with references to
BOX 684, New Bern, N. C.
WANTED: at once; one mile of
twenty five or thirty pound relay
jrails. Reply stating condition of
;rail and: price, to box 684, New
Bern,'N. C. "1 X ' ' cN28-2t
jFQR SALE: Well established auto ga
Tage;rat Salem- churchj Building 16 ft.
by1, 38 .ft, concrete j floor on land that
can be 'leased 10 years. Win Bell with
or without supplies and equipment. Dwel
ling house on same property can be rent-,
ed.. Write or see. G. E. HALSTEAD,
Weeksville, N. C. . . pN31-2t
FOR SALE: Two brand new No. . 5
Underwood Typewriters. $90 each. M.
B. SAMPLE, JR 5, Elizabeth City, N. C.
Satisfaction in Doing Right.
Imagination is the father and mother
of trouble when we let it run loose in
a time of stress. Bur In the end the
will and the heart are what determine
our fate.f After all, when we do right
we have some satisfaction even If, we
suffer. But if we do nothing but drift
along we have not even the satisfac
tion of knowing, we destrve o come
nit right. . "f - . . . .
" ELIZABETH CITY, N. C. I
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H The Woman's Wear Store-
Just a few more
days of our J
Coats, Suits and j
coupled with honest
aclvertisins: has made
our store a very busy place for the past week and to those
EE who have not availed themselves of this opportunity of
E saving we can only say Hurry ! Hurry ! I Hurry !! for in
closing this sale we will offer some values such as you have EE
not seen before this season-7-and that you will not see again Ej
ass ' for a long time.
Stote of North Carolina
Raleigh, N. C
The Norfolk and Carolina Telephone and Telegraph
Company having filed application with the Corporation .q.
Commission for an increase in its rates; it is t
ORDERED, that application is hereby granted, and
the said Norfolk and Carolina -Telephone .and Telegraph
Company is hereby give authority to charge the following
rates, effective January 1st, 1920, in the towns hereinafter
mentioned : it
ELIZABETH CITY, N. C.
Business phones, Unlimited
v Service, Straight line $3.50
.Business phones,' Unlimited
Service, Duplex line . $3.00
Residence phones, Unlimited
Service, Special Line $2.50
Residence phones, Unlimited
Service, Duplex line - $1.75
By prder of the Commission :
' ' " ,R. O. SELF)
-'i . -' . (Qerk.
This the 24th day of November, 1919.
An additional charsre of 25 cents for each phone w
be included in all bills, same to be deducted if bills are paid
on or before, the 5th of the month, as heretofore.
NORFOLK & CAROLINA TELEPHONE & TELEGRA
Norfolk' & Carolina Telephone & Telegraph Company
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