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PAGE OUIl THE? INDEPENpNT, EIZABEJH I - W.O r 4f KDjERS, Editor Published every Friday bv W. 0. Saunders at 505 East Fear- bs; St., Elizabeth Gtv, Pasquotank County, North Carolina. scription Raies: 1 Year $1.59; 6 months SI. 00; 3 -;;r;'iirioatks SCc;' Payable 'in Advance. :' Entered as 2nd class matter at the pos office at Elizabeth City, N. C. June 9.1908 vol;xi. FRIDAY, JAN. 10, 1919. NO. 547. Randolph Hearst. , V vSOME wag has reported that I did not get away to attend the session of the Qeneral Assembly Sunday night because it snowed-. That is not true. I now have two women running THE INDE PENDENT and I wanted to stay over a day and see how they were going to do it. .; LOST, Strayed. cr Stolen: One Samuel T. Meares, fcrmerly director of publicity for the War Savings Campaign in North Car olina. Mr. Meares accepted employment with this newspaperMv November and was to have reported for duty on December 28 o? not later than December 30, 1918. He hasn't reported yet, o giveri any explanation of his failure to do so. This for . the in formation of any one seeking a reliable newspaper man. - hile The Editor's Away 'RS. CATHERINE DEAN has accepted the position of re porter and advertising solicitor on the staff of THE IN DEPENDENT and will devote her time and talents tc this work. Mrs. Dean is a daughter of the late H. T. Greenleaf and inherits her father's enthusiasm, aggressiveness and ability She. will make a good newspaper woman. Mrs. Dean has never had newspaper experience, but newspaper folk are born, not made. This newspaper has for a long time had Mrs. Dean in mind. THE INDEPENDENT must have some one to look after local news anc7 advertisements while the editor is sitting with the Solons at leigh these next two months. And after that THE INDEPEN DENT expects to need some one like Mrs. Dean on its staff because -THE INDEPENDENT contemplates making improvements and giving its readers more reading matter than has been its custom The encouragement and support given Mrs. Dean by the friends and patrons of this newspaper will be appreciated. The business management of THE INDEPENDENT will be in the hands of Mrs. Columbia Saunders. Mrs. Saunders has al ways been in close touch with her husband's affairs and knows every detail of the business. 'The business end of the paper will go on as usual. In fact, there are those who say THE INDEPEN DENT never did make money until Mrs. Saunders introduced business, management into its affairs. W. O. Saunders will continue to contribute the editorials to "the paper and will write live articles from Raleigh every week. His accounts of the doings of the Legislature for the next two months ought to make lively reading. A Man and an Opportunity HE United States made preparations for three years of - -- . m 4 1 1 1. J.1. J. li war. me termination oi tne war m aDoui nan mai ume leaves the United States with billions of dollars worth yot war materials and supplies for which it has no use. The gov ernment could dump this material on the market to-day and knock dk Man High Cost of Living off his feet. Incidentally such a step would demoralize business; business must not be disturbed; this is a business man's country. And so the Congress of the United States will appoint a commission to dispose of these bil lions of dollars worth of motor trucks, airplanes, horses, mules, harness, gas engines, clothing, shoes, tents, beds, beddings, cook ing jitnsils, sugar, butter, flour, lard, canned bull, bacon and a ibtfusand and nine hundred and ninety nine otner items. Senator Overman of North Carolina has in hand the bill which will create this commission. Senator Overman has an opportun ity now to do something big and pleasant for some of his friends "down home." THE INDEPENDENT makes this suggestion ser iously. One of Senator Overman's best friends in North Carolina and a man who has served him faithfully, for many years is At torney E. F. Aydlett, of Elizabeth City. Mr. Aydlett is eligible for an appointment on Senator Overman's commission and he should be agreeable to Senator Overman.- Why can't Elizabeth City have its man on that commission? There was a time when this newspaper would have opposed Mr. Aydlett for any office. This newspaper may oppose him for offices to which he may yet aspire. But here is a big commission which is about to be appointed by a Senator who should feel friendly to this Elizabeth City man. This newspaper would like to see an Elizabeth City man on that commission. Mr. Aydlett is a man thoroly qualified in legal and business ability to figure on the commission which is" about to be created to handle the big business of disposing of the government left-over war materials. He answers every qualification as a life long Democrat and a friend and supporter of Senator Overman. ' If Mr. Aydlett hasn't an eye on this unique opportunity, he should have. - --. ' . , . ' -. . . i-. . . . , the End is Not Yet - m k m convenes idealists the who '".. " Machine production was at the bottom of this world war. We have multiplied our productivity of manufactured things a thou sand fold since 1880 and the. world is no bigger today .than it was- in 1 8 80. .Why will not people see that simple and alarming fact? I have been shooting it at the readers of this newspaper for .years and few of them will appear to understand: Occasionally I drop into .the office of some intelligent, professional or business man and state that proposition to him in the simplest terms I know how. He looks at me blankly: iHe tries to make me feel at ease; by trying-to make me think he understands. But he doesn't un derstand; and the world doesn't understand. The only person who does understand is called a Bolshevik or a sonofavik. Let me state the proposition again. We have perfected vast labor machinery in every line of industry. Right here in Eliza beth City we can make enough hosiery in a yoar to supply every mah, woman and child in North Carolina. We have machines that have multiplied the work- of human, hands a thousand times And human beings, to consume" the products of these machines have not multiplied a thousand times. Human consumption can not keep pace with human production. The consequence is the leading nations of the world are continually producing more of a surplus than the inferior nations can buy. Competition between the nations is keen; business jealousy is rife; hatreds develop Wars are inevitable. . - To nrovide markets for her surplus products Great Britain added to her territory between 1870 andl900 more than 5,000,000 square miles of territory with an estimated population of '83,000,- j 000. France increased her colonial possessions by 6,bvu,vvv square miles with a population of 37,000,000, And then Germany woke up when it was too late and added 1,000,000 square miles of territory with 14,000,000 population to her colonial possessions, But England and France had outstripped her. It was when she realized that her competitors had outdistanced her that Germany began to wildly pour billions into the creation of a military ma chine with which she hoped to some day recover from Greo.t Brit ain and France. And now the victorious Allies can sit around a peace table and try to make the world safe for democracy by utterly ignoring the very thing that brought about the war. Great Britain is de termined to have a big navy to protect her commerce. America is determined to have a navy second only to Great Britain. France and Italy must also have their navies. Each country will retain the nucleus of a considerable army. . Such armies as will be re tained may not have the appearance of being very formidable, but back of them will be experienced organization capable of con scripting the civilian population and making soldiers to order when occasion demands. The United States, inexperienced in the business of conscription, put an army of a million men in the field in a year and could have had four millions under arms in two years. Demobilization that leaves the military organizations in tact will not make for peace. The world will never get away from war until the big nations honestly face the fact that there is a limit to the surplus mer chandise to be produced for foreign consumption. They will not do this any time soon. The only party that has dared to suggest how this might uo cone is the Socialist party, and if the gentlemen who are dictating lerms in this world now could have their way about it, there wouldn't be enough lamp posts in the universe to accomodate the lyr-ching of socialists. FTER -the; Peace - Conference which fhi-rtemttr' r.oncludes its work, those : have dreamed that out of this world war would come I? universal democracy and a lasting peace may have an opportunity to blame their hard luck on the unlucky thirteen. I do not have any idea that democracy will get any considerable show at that peace conference and all of th3 allies, including the United States, have got to revise some of their ideas of how to get universal Tieaee or theworld will be bathed in blood by another war in less than a dozen vears. I am not making any wildcat prophecies - Any one who is honest enough to admit what caused the war of 1914-1918 cah' see that no effort is being made to control the causes which brought about that war. Getting rid of Germany does notfget rid of the war menace. , . ' . Achilla Loria, an Italian sociologist oi lniemauouai u, studied the cause of 286 wars, reports mat z& were aue iiri Wonomie causes,. and that the remaining zx, tnougn on fflenOreiy HAS LEARNED TO USE HEAD Business Training of Advantage to Woman When She Is Called Upon to Run Household. The girl who is to be a wife and mother should have the most care ful and special education, supervised by the state, if necessary, in the physiology and hygiene of her own body, in the physical, mental and spiritual guidance of children and in technical methods of home man agement, with a few side lights on the best way to deal with refractory husbands. All of which brings us around to the fact that, sentimentalists to the contrary, the professional or busi ness woman in the end makes a good homemaker and mother because she has learned to use her head and io systematize. Her house will be run on clock schedule. She won't try to fill eight or ten jobs in it and thus fall down on all of them, but she will fill her kitchen with the most approved scientific aids; she will get the best help she can pro cure. Her house will be run effi ciently, her children will be brought up intelligently, her own nerves and temper will be conserved and she will always greet her happy husband with a smile. Exchange. In a Dream. Good office boys are at a premium just now, and the one. engaged ly a certain business man in one of our principal cities certainly does not come up to the prewar standard. He sat at a little desk in the boss' room, and that was about all "he seemed capable of dcing. One afternoon a business man called: "I want to speak to you privately," he said to the principal, with a glance toward the office boy. "Oh, that's all right," responded the boss wearily, "he doesn't know he's there." ' ' Successful. Missing her two-year-old, the moth er went to look for him, and found the youngster in the kitchen on the floor by the coal scuttle, carefully wiping a piece of coal with his little handkerchief. "Cleanin toal, mamma," he ex plained. "Why, sonny, come away-from there. You can't clean coal." ". . . . ' "Yes, mamma. See?" showing .'the blackened handkerchief. "All comin' off all black comin' oil!". STOLE MILK FROM BABIES Angora Goat Belonging to New York Menagerie Proved to Be Entirely Without Conscience. A solution of the problem of the mysterious disappearance in the last month of more than a hundred milk bottles from baby carriages in Cen tral park was reached in the discov ery that the culprit is none other than Nellie, the crippled Angora goat, which has been allowed the freedom of the park by Joe Cun ningham, head keeper of tin park menagerie, says New York Herald. Park attendants have been puzzled lately at the large number of bottles found strewn in out-of-the-WL places, and nurse girls have been perplexed to know what became of the bottles that were supposed to soothe their infantile charges into somnolence. A nursemaid caught Nellie in the act of fishing in the folds of the baby's coverings for the bottle. The goat was nibbling on the nipple when the baby yelled something that sounded like "Police!" and the maid looked up from her novel in time to see Nellie beating a retreat, with her teeth firmly, clutching the booty. It seems tbat tne goat, now two months old, broke her leg when two weeks old. Keepers O'liourke and Coyle placed the leg in splints and in the period of convalescence Nellie lived in state in the elephant house and learned to drink from a bottle. THE SQUIRREL PROVIDES FOR THE FUTP1117 BY PUTTING AWAY A LITTLE AT A TIME. YOU CAN DO THE SAME. JOIN OUR CHRISTMAS BANKING CLUB WITH 10 CENTS, 5 CENTS, 2 CENTS OR 1 CENT, AND EACH WEEK INCREASE YOUR DEPOSIT THE AMOUNT YOU STARTED WITH. IN 50 WEEKS: 10-CENT CLUB PAYS $127.50 5-CENT CLUB PAYS 63.75 2-CENT CLUB PAYS 25.50 1-CENT CLUB PAYS 12.75 "v YOU CAN BEGIN WITH THE LARGEST PAYMENT FIRST AND DECREASE YOUX WEEKLY PAYMENTS. WE ALSO HAVE 50 CENTS, $1.00 AND $5.00 CLUBS, WHERE YOU PAY THE SAME AMOUNT EACH WEEK. JOIN TODAY. PUT THE CHILDREN IN, TOO. YOU WILL RECEIVE 4 PER CENT INTEREST. The First and Citizens National bank niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii"11111111" HIS IDEA SAME THING MAKES A DIFFERENCE." far is it to the. rjosing - the, crow fas- to - walk She I 'understand May and Jo sie are at swords' points over Fred- Tommv 'Ow far is it to the . die. - camp, mate? . " I -He At hatpin points would be ; : JNative ja.Dout toive moxies as tne 2 cu:er eMiAfc. crow flies';'' 1 rfX-'-" i Tommy WeU,?ow farsjs it Ttflx -I see by. this paper thai more, than one-half of the world's population is feminine. Nix I don't believe it. If it were so how do you account for the fact that one-half of the world doesn't know how the other- half lives ? IMPOSSIBLE V . i FIFTY THOUSAND AN HOUR. Twenty-five thousand dollars f oi a song is quite a neat, but not gaudy sum for a half hour's vrork. That is What George M. Cohan earned foi his war song "Over There," which he dashed off in exactly 30 minutes, says a New York correspondent. He sold it to a New York music pub lisher for that sum. The price oi $25,000 represents $161 a word and $138 a note. A complete opera such as one by Puccini, for instance, is frequently valued at $15,000. The highest previous payments per word for writing were $1 to Kipling and $2 to Col. Theodore Eoosevelt. But it took a war jingle, done in half an hour, to run the price up to 161 a word. Norfolk Horse Exchange 808 Union Street, Norfolk, Va. AUCTION SALES- EVpRY TUESDAY EVERY FRIDAY - We haVe every saW day 200 -I understand he Dalnted !-' koorl rf .Southern WofSCS and - tlVlAV v webs on the ceiling so perfectly that , r i; m11A trying t9 mules. lVCiy livi guararteed as tepresentea at de cr money rerunuc I! . 7 the maid wore herself out pweep them down. She There may have been such aa artist, but there never was such a , Sale CT money IreiUIM housemaid. hrrin iwill. rrlaH r handle JamC . T9 I NORFOLK MARKETS Norfolk, Va., Jan. , WnT. WHAT HAVE YOU , IVni.U Fail to Att.e? " " PET)ENT bv Jarvis Fentress. TlfSrCn A VC ATM F V I .JjUl 3 PENDENT by Jarvis S- The following prices represent act ' ual sales made to-day: Items not quoted were not sold to day and the Food Administration pro hibits auotations other than actua. sales. : Eggs ' 63c H-ns 37 to 40c Young. Chickens Oeese, live Geese, dressed and drawn Turkeys, live DONE ABU0T IT? tre- oc 35c . 45c to 50c 45c 45c to 48c 55c to 60c 45c to 50cfl 404 pThe: ;; story next . weeK- win . pe "inc j. A WAR RAT lOTf. Her Hushand -What's hecomo of all those bone collar buttons I brought home last night ? Mrs. Titus Wadde You can't af ford to gratify your vanity with such luxuries as bone. when, there's a tortage of food. I put theiala tm Turkeys, undrawn Turkeys, drawn . Roosters Ducks, dressed . . Ducks, drawn. i Hogs, small J 'ogs, heavy Calves Beef forequaxters Beef hindquarters Sweet Potatoes, Nancy Halls and f nfcan Yams $5.00 to $ Ilaymans , $5.00 to Irish Potatoes .. FORD: 5 Passenger moblie, ail 3ew ures. par One marked effff. will ' mendous increase in all iins. pur leaders asse-t that his 1 now and will .ontinu to yj?ars to come on seetl:.-ng 1 business activity. While the European war up v: IWZ33 SUIIlUlal-CU " v-- - Clothe and furnish all kinds oiwm ftr the rebuilding of France, aervia, Roumania, Turkey sni kusbi This will mean untold millions ol abilars to be put into circulation this country. It means tnw eddeM ntry f-r-i of . its feel,. .... 22t4woman and child will feel the fidei 9nf (touch of this enormous r ':"'frl"Me they are. prepared io ta.t of their" opportunities. BUT MARK THI8 Wt-" The odds again 3t the i1 ; will be greater f roja now m 11 ! mobiie, 15c to lc ...... lie 18c to aoc L ueiore. V VJSew ' " " u! Af J aa rapiiy --- . ' r,are3l nao TOT in : ' 1 coin p- t o ' are being forna?.'! at th Business to" . ; ewrfting, BookKeei Hsrl.Bnfl VOU Win Pk4 u m .7 tp kettle. .. " :s.,tt- 'r, ',. " r.