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I THE INDEPENDENT, ELIZABETH CITY. N. C. J FBIBAY, FEBRUARY, 21st, 1919. PAGE FOUR '4 e i 4 ?1 If If a? v. a- 1 4 V r 1 INDEPENDENT THE W. 0. SAUNDERS Editor rv Fridav bv W. 0. Saunders at 505 East Fear ing St., Elizabeth City, Pasquotank County, North Carolina. Subscription Rates : 1 Year $1.50; 6 months $ 1.00 r 3 months 50c; Payable in Advance. ; Entered as 2nd class matter at the pos of fice at Elizabeth City, N. C, June 9, 1908 VOL. XL FRIDAY, FEB. 21, 1919. NO. 553 1H Now Why Do We Wait? BOUT tWo years ago Elizabeth City business men were red hot for a packing plant for Elizabeth City, to provide a local market forthe pork and beef of northeastern North Carolina and to encourage the production of pork and beef in these northeastern counties. The subject was dropped at that time because of the war. The war is over. Elizabeth City should revive interest in the packing plant and do it now. If Elizabeth City does "not get on : the job it will be only a few months before Norfolk, Portsmouth, or some other neighbor ly town does what Elizabeth City ought to do and reaps the profits that should come to Elizabeth City, v " U . Lorenzo Case, get busy y-:: ; ' v' 'J. How Does This Strike You? 'HAT must I do to be a' Christian? I'll tell -you: You must get right with God. And what must I do to get right with God? I'll answer that question too: You mustjget right with your fellow man? But what must I do to get right with my fellow man? You must get right with yourself. That is Chris tianity in a nutshell. To love truth and goodness and beauty with all your heart and to love your neighbor as yourself is all that Christ himself asked any man todo. So many of us miss the point by trailing after Billy Sunday and a lot of other bunkshooters who take up much time quoting the old prophets and pet apostles. They stick up a hell around every corner and confuse mankind with a thousand dont's. Be true to yourself, be friendly, don't try to grab out of life more than you can use, live, laugh and love; that's being a Christian. Wouldn't it be a' fine old world if we all tried to be Christians according to that simple little formula and quit worrying our heads about the contradictions of the Bible and the damnations of dollar chasing evangelists. A Disreputable Farmer y tttt! Cotton Conference at Raleigh last week struck the f right note when it urged the banker and the merchant Vsy to henceforth refuse credit to the farmer who planted cotton to the neglect of food and forage crops. - Cotton is the curse of the south. It has enslaved the tenant class and made the landlords the. slowest class on earth to pay its debts. -It has paralyzed thrift and fostered usuary for near unto a century, ft is a ruthless task master over women and children and its fiber is stained with the blood of child laborers. And now a conference of the best brains in the cotton industry in North Carolina agrees that the farmer whoplants cotton and fails to provide grain and forage for his live stock and bread, poultry, eggs, milk, butter, vegetables, fruits and meat for his table is not worthy of credit. Ten years hence a conference of the best brains in the cotton industry in this state at that time will declare that the farmer who neglects to provision his live stock and family from his own farm is a criminal. The world does move. Four farmery stood in lirfe waiting to see the cashier of a local bank the other dev. Three of them were down in the mouth and ill at ease. Three of them had banked everything on cotton and had come to arrange with the banker to carry their paper yet a while longer. The fourth was not down in the mouth and not ill at ease. He had $1,000 in his jeans with which to curtail his note. The banker told me that he had loaned that farmer $7,500 just a few years ago and that this farmer had curtailed his note faithfully every year until he had about taken it up. The banker asked him if he had sold his cotton? "No," he replied, "This money is from my pork; I'm holding my cotton." The three miser able farmers had not raised pork. And So We Are Boneheads ' HE Elizabeth City Chamber of Commerce is "boneheaded" ,and "every step of real progress proposed in the present session of the General Assembly is opposed because Eliz abeth City wealth would have to pay its share of the expense," according to The Hertford Herald, a newspaper supported largely by Elizabeth City advertisers and published by an Elizabeth City printer who would have a hard time to keep a paper in Hertford .without his Elizabeth City patronage. Here is the editorial taken from last week's issue of The Hertford -Herald: A BONEHEAD VIEW Elizabeth City's chamber of commerce goes on record as a boriehead organization, according to a correspondent, to a Norfolk newspaper. At a meeting of the directors of that organization Monday night, the Ferebee bill providing for a concrete highway from Edenton to Norfolk, now pend ing in the state senate, was endorsed, except the provision for the assess ment of taxes on the valuation of the counties interested insteadof laying the apportionment on each county according to mileage in the county. Elizabeth City's only commercial body . wants the counties to pay an amount of the expense of building a road to get to Elizabeth City accord ing to the distance the road passes through each, which would throw an extra burden on Perquimans and let that city off with but little of the expense. It is possible that it has not occurred to the gentlemen composing the Elizabeth City chamber of Commerce that there are routes to Norfolk that would accommodate Perquimans county better than the route by way of that city. Perquimans county means to have a hard surfaced thorough fare through it; it expects the thoroughfare to be of benefit to other com munities than itself; it knows it will have to pay a large sum toward the " construction of the road, whatever plan may be adopted. But Perqui mans is not so "easy" that the Elizabeth City Chamber of commerce can get the bulk of the benefits of such a highway .and evade paying a fair proportion of the cost. Elizabeth City's chamber of commerce needs to hold another meet ing of its board of directors, and have members there who are capable of doing a little rational reasoning. The proceedings of the late meeting read like a page out of the diary of Old Man Tightwad Grouch. Every step of real progress proposed in the present session of the General Assem bly is opposed because Elizabeth City wealth would have to pay its share of the expense. Did Elizabeth City business men make their wealth off each other or oft the people living outside that town? r , The Hertford Herald will probably explain and apologize after this reminder of its unjust position. The Elizabeth City Chamber . of Commerce is not boneheaded and Elizabeth City has not op posed any progressive step taken by this session of the General . Assembly. But Elizabeth City finds itself up against this proposi tion: Elizabeth City and Pasquotank County are going to spend r Lnlf million dollars for roads on their own account. Pasquotank '- -unty is already in debt and has had o ask this General Assembly i . . special tax levy to meet this indebtedness. There is a limit tg the amount of taxation, a county: can stand, Pasquotenjc is not tho richest cbuntv in the state. If Pasquotank were hot taking the burden of a half million for local road building projects on itself it would unhesitatingly tax itself to help any neighbor county build roads. But Elizabeth City and Pasquotank county are not rich and they can't do everything they would like tb do, at one time. v, The Hertford Herald is also mistaken in assuming that Eliza beth City should build roads for Perquimans because Perquimans people spend money in Elizabeth City. Perquimans county peo ple are home loving, patriotic people and If they spend money in Elizabeth City it is because Elizabeth City offers them inducements they do not get at home. "....- But more important to Perquimans than the amount of money that would travel over a road into Elizabeth City, is the amount of money that would travel back over that road from Elizabeth City. Perquimans would not have so much money to spend if Perqui mans did not have markets for its produce. Elizabeth City is one of the best markets open to the farmer producers of Perquimans county and to try to shut the people of Perquimans off from juiz abeth Citv because of the money they spend in Elizabeth City; would shut them off from one of their most profitable markets and give them less money to spend in their own stores, mere arr boneheads and boneheads. - ROADBYEVERY- 1 BODY'S BOOR Everybody is willins to Day for the building of a good road. Drovided said road leads by their respective doors. In other words, nobody wants to pay for that which the other fellow gets. When you. buy Clothing and Shoes of us, you pay for only that which you get. We have no long time credit prices or Fake Sales. But instead, we sell first class Merchandise for Spot Cash, at strictly One Price to every body the year around. When prices were soaring sky ward we were the last to go up. When the tendency became downward we were the first to go down. Therefore, you can rest assured at all times that your every interest will be cared for at this store. We not only have a full fine of everything that Men, Young Men and Boy'iwSir, but we are now constantlyreceiving Spring Clothing,- ShirtsHats and Caps & Etc., which are selling away below tfceprice that it once looked like w6 would have to sell them at. .'-V3.? 4'. : ' - -We guarantee f every article sold to be exactlyas represented. and the price charged for same the lowest or ypur money re funded. ' .' C. A. COOKE Elizabeth City, N. C. . Opposite Love's Market" THE DARE DEVIL Representative Crisp of Dare County is sore. Some one has called him the Dare Devil Representative -with em phasis on the Devil. Crisp says: "I don't call that a pun; it's plain punishment." WHY SAUNDERS IS BALD Tom Bost of the -Raleigh Times ven tures the suggestion that W. O. Saund ers " is premature bald because he spent so much of' iris youth in butting his, head against brick walls, . Wear His Smile of Satisfaction by using a 'real paint Sherwin- Williams Paint, Prepared is manufactured from the purest of materials because The Sherwin-Williams Co. control the sources of their raw materials. Gives protection - for the longest possible time. Sold by J. H. AYDLETT HARDWARE CO. Main Street . RDER YOUR FORD This week and set a quick delivery this spring. We have almost caught up on deliveries. Touring Car, 5 passenger, $525.00 Runabout, 2 passenger, $500.00. 1-ton Truck $550.00. P. O. B. Detroit, Mich. iGive Us Your Order Now. Auto & Gs Engine Works Dealers ELIZABETH CITY MILLING CO. Manufacturers Of Corn Meal, Cracked Corn. Dealers In Hay, Grain, Soja Beans, Mill Feeds. ODD oaannonDnnaan a a a a a a At M S. M AND WHAT IT STANDS FOR a a I 1 a a a a D. D a a D a a. o D a a EVERAL years ago a number of New York druggists and ohysicians conceived the idea of placing on the market a line of reliable open-formula household remedies and toi et preparations for use in those frequent little ailments which are - not regarded as serious enough to call in the doctor. These remedies were to differ from the many "patent medicines" with which the market is flooded. The formulas were to be selected by a com mittee of physicians and pharmacists from many submitted for the purpose and only the best formulas were to be used regardless:of the cost of the ingredients. 5 - llv- V'-' ' .: V; The remedies were'not to be advertised to "cure after your physician fails" nor were other equally extravagant and false claims usually to be found in medicine advertisements to be made for them. .. -.v The aim was a line of Honest household remedies to be sold at "jn hon est price. For about tn years we have handled the A. D. S. Line and we own a small amount of . stock in.-the company. Needless to say we have faith in the preparations and the "people and feel little hesitancy in recom mending the toilet preparation or medicine bearing the A. D. S. label. ' Phone No. 288. Cor. Water and Matthews Sts. US. OVERMAN Elizabeth City, N. C. V. K. OVERMAN D D - D DDDDDDDD D D D B B D O D Uia L'M V.J V.J vaavwayjijaiMJi 1U1WH lwa IWB lWH lUa ma mil l m iwa m me m nun im m i ium iuim iui im juij ma ma iwn 'Mia ma iwa lwa Y oittomi What shall I do with it? If in 1919 every farmer vvill cut his normal cotton acreage by one third, he will get more mon ey for his crop and get paid at least cost price for any 1918 cotton he might have on hand, which is now quoted below the cost of production. The cotton growers of the South ern States have agreed that this is the on ly way out for the cotton farmer. Ute must hold the cotton he has and plant a smaller acreage this year. - . . You will know more of the plans in the next few weeks. In the meantime THIS BANK will gladly make you a Loan on your cotton upon a warehouse receipt, ex tends you a cordial invitation to consult freely with its officers in reference to con ditions, and will gladlytsupply any informa tion at their disposal. Come in and talk the matter over with us, as we remain as ever the FARMER'S FRIEND. avinss Bank s Trust Company '' " ..s-. Elizabeth City, N. C. P. H. WILLIAMS, Prest. E. F. AYDLETT, Vice-Prest. H. G. KRAMER, Cashier. W. H. JENNINGS, Asst. Cashier.