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FRIDAY, MARCH 7, 1919.
THE INDEPENDENT, ELIZABETH CITY. N. C
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1 4The Woman's Wear Store"
I The New Spring Suits
And Wraps Are Now
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W. 0. SAUNDERS, Editor
nivi.j . ro kv W O. Saunders at 505 East Fear
ruDiisnea cvciy j ,, i.
ing St., Elizabeth City, Pasquotank County, North Carolina.
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Entered 2nd el.'., matter .t the po. of Rc. .t Elizabeth City, N. C, June 9, 1908
FRIDAY, MARCH 7, 1919.
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tvot cpTminr Ferebee killed the Ward Sub-
division Bill, but Old Man Mack has been telling it around that he
THE night clerks in Elizabeth City hotels seems most disap
pointed since Virginia runaways can no longer get married here at
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THIRTEEN illicit distilleries were uesuujcu vj uu"v
in the county of Wake during the short month of February. And
they call us Dry.
ONLY one Senator was absent and not voting when the
Woman Suffrage Bill passed the Senate the other day. And his
name was Coward.
Here For 1
CRISP of Dare has shaved his mustache and beard since he
entered the General Assembly and now Tom Bost of the Raleigh
Times says every time Crisp opens his mouth he expects to see
him lay an egg.
MUCH of the matter I had written for last week's issue of
THE INDEPENDENT went astray in the mails and did not show
up in time for publication. The force found itself ready to go to
press and, among other things, they didn't have enough editorials.
They got busy and tried to write a couple of editorials that would
sound like Saunders. And they stuck the word "damn" in one of
them. When I raked them over the coals for putting cuss words
in my editorials they came back at me by saying they thought it
would sound more like me. Now what do you think of that?
Prohibition With An If
HINK I can explain why the Poole prohibition bill was
so overwhelmingly defeated in the House of Representa
tives last week. The Poole Bill proposed to make the
consumer and purchaser of liquor as guilty of crime as the distiller
and boot legger. It made the purchaser or possessor of illicit liq
uor a nartv to the crime of the illicit dealer. And the House voted
it down with a bang.
Mr. Poole and the Anti-Saloon League failed to take into ac
count the fact that their most influential supporters are not hon
est. The big manufacturing and business interests of the South
lined up with the Prohibition movement, not because they wanted
prohibition for themselves, but because they wanted it for the
working class. They thought they would get better labor by tak
ing liquor way from labor; but they never had any idea of taking
it away from themselves. Who does not know hundreds of men
who voted every prohibition ticket with a wink of the eye, willing
to put prohibition on the other fellow, but sure all the time that
thev could get all the liquor they wanted for themselves. I was in
Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and Florida in 1907 when the lum
ber manufacturers of of those states lined up for prohibition. And
they drank a toast in rye to their resolution. Or was it corn?
And now the dishonest prohibitionist finds himself in anything
but his old time idea of a pickle. He has been trapped into voting
himself Dry. That's why the General Assembly killed the Poole
Bill too few of them game enough to go the limit.
Yes! I voted for the Poole bill; I would have felt like a knave
if I hadn't.
The return of gaiety and
beauty to the design, color
and pattern of both wrap
and suit materials as well
as decorative trimming is
clearly shown in the new
spring wear we are now
Wonderfully attractive are
the styles themselves in the
deftness of drape and the
simplicity of model in keep
ing with the new silhouette
which has returned to the
Classic Greek type of be
fore the war days.
Come in and look these new Garments over.
New Styles are Arriving Daily.
I M Leigh Sheep Co.
A New Issue In State Politics
NEW issue will be injected into the next political compaign
in North Carolina; an issue which we all thought to
avoid for a few years longer, at least. Capital and Labor
will lock horns in the next state-wide election. The contest will
be bitter and this conservative, easy-going, self-satisfied old com
monwealth will get many a jolt.
The conduct of the textile manufacturers in North Carolina
in the child labor qustion before this General Assembly has chal
lenged organized labor to combat. Organized labor has accepted
the challenge. The manufacturers have no one but themselves
Way back in 1887 when the Populists were running the Demo
crats a close race, the Democrats made a deal with the Ben Lacy
wing of the populist party, agreeing to create a State Department
of Labor and give Mr. Lacy the sinecure if he delivered the votes.
Thereby was created the Department of Labor in North Carolina
The office was a joke. North Carolina had no labor laws and no
factory regulations or inspections to place in the hands of its Com
missioner of Labor . The Commissioner of Labor was confined
to the humble task of compiling certain statistics concerning in
dustries and labor and publishing a volumnious annual report.
Some years later the title of the Commissioner was changed to
Commissioner of Labor and Printing and he was put in charge
of the state's printing. For several years now he has saved the
state a great deal of money on its printing bills, besides compiling
its labor statistics ,and has managed to make his office more of
an asset than a liability.
In meantime the 80.000 organized working men in the state
have looked with more or less contempt upon the office of Com
missioner of Labor and Printing, but aside from that, never gave
it much thought one way or another.
But the textile manufacturers have given the Department
of Labor a new standing with organized labor. The foolish effort
of the mill men to abolish Commissioner Shipman and his office
because of proposed child labor legislation has brought organized
labor to its feet and it has taken its stand with Shipman. Hence
forth the Democratic party in North Carolina has got to reckon
with organized labor.
The mill men claim they have as much influence and can con
trol as many votes as labor. That is well enough for a boast, but
in state elections the party has no votes to spare. It can not af
ford to lose either group. And the present Democratic General
Assembly has utterly failed to .heal the breach between the two
Did you ever see prettier
weather, in your life? Spring
Clothing and Shoes, are just as
pretty as the weather is. You
can't begin to appreciate them
without seeing them. And the
price, is by far cheaper than it
once looked like we would be
able to sell them at.
You should by all means lay
in your summer's supply of Silk
Shirts, as well as many other
things of equal necessity for
Young Men, since the Federal
law imposes a 10 per cent tax
on them the 1st of May
In fact, its a good time to buy
anything and everything in the
way of Clothing and Shoes, since
you can buy them of us now,
just as cheap as you can buy
them anywhere during the com-i
We have got the Price Right!
Therefore, we can speak with as
surance. While they will not be
any cheaper, they will be a great
deal scarcer. Don't delay buy
C. A. COOKE
ELIZABETH CITY, N. C.
Opposite Love's Meat Market.
Friendships Good and Bad.
There are three friendships which
are advantageous: Friendship with
the upright, with the sincere, and with
the man of much observation. Friend
ship with a man of specious airs, with
the insinuatingly soft, and with the
glib-tongued, these are injurious.
If we encounteruJ a man of rare in
tellect, we should' nskfiim what Moks
he read. Emerson.
NOTICE: If you have hauling of any
kind to be done, give me a trial. Prompt
iand efficient service guaranteed. X. H.
GRAY, Phone 269. pM7-2t
NOTICE! FOR SALE: House and
store combined. House 6 room. Store
doing good business in a good location.
Reason for selling, health failed him.
-inrsn coll rm Inner time. See N. -K
FOR SALE: Eggs for hatching from
my beautiful strain of Golden Wyan.
dottes. First prize winners at tne
Wilson and Rocky Mount Poultry
shows. For layers, none better for
beauty, none equal. $3.00 per 15. Your
order by mail or person will receive the
best attention. J. T. PERRY, 512 i Ash
St., Elizabeth City, N. C. pM7-4t.
EXPERT ON GARDENING
SPEAKS HERE SATURDAY
A government expert of gardening
will speak at the Alkrama Theatre Sat
urday evening at 1:30 o'clock.
It is hoped everybody interested in
home garden will grasp this opportunity
to hear him. The Chamber of Com
merce and the W. C. T. TJ. have been
instrumental in securing this federal
expert to speak here Saturday, and he
fwill tell of many things that will be
tof profitable value to all who have or
fexpect to have a garden this year. He
win aiso De giaa to answer any ques
tions that may be asked him in regards
'to the work.
He will tell you how to make the
r waste places beautiful" and also pro
fitable to the cultivator.
OUNTAIN Syringes, Bed Pans, Fever Thermometers, Rub
ber Tubing, Sterilized Absorbent Cotton and Gauze, ram
Plasters, Kidney Plasters, Hot Water Bottles, m fact
everything needed in the sick room is found m our stock.
The price is moderate and the quality is THERE. The
Wort tnn will be found ade-
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quate to tne occasion. sk your aocior 11 we may im uwi
THE CITY DRUG STORE
Phone No. 288.
Cor. Water and Matthews Sts. -:- Elizabeth City, N. C.
H. S. OVERMAN
V. K. OVERMAN
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Of Interest to Kodak Users
ON AND AFTER March 1st, our Kodak De
partment will be conducted on a cash basis
only, and the folio wing prices will be charged
for developing and printing.
Norfolk, Va., March 7, 1919.
Reported especially ror aim IM
PENDENT by Jarvis & Fentress,
The following prices represent act
ual sales made to-day:
Items not quoted were not Bold to
day and the Food Administration pro
hibits quotations other tnan aciuai
Art- X A f
Eggs sc 10 u-
Young Chickens 35c to 38c
Geese, live 25c
Geese, dressed and drawn 35c
Tiirlrova 1IVA 40C
Turkeys, undrawn 40c
Turkeys, drawn 45c to 50c
Ducks, live 30c
Ducks, dressed 40c
Hogs, small ic xo uc
Hogs, heavy 18c
Calves, dressed 15c to 22c
Beef forequarters 12 c to 15c
Roof Tiinflnimrters 18c to 22c
Sweet Potatoes, Nancy Halls and
Cuban Yams $7.00
Irish Potatoes $2.50
1 Sport Model, Four Passenger Car.
2 Regular Five Passenger Cars.
These Cars painted in the following colors :
Blue, Black, and Maroon, or can use any other
color to suit the purchaser.
Let us give you a demonstration.
Stevens & Son Motor Car Co.
ELIZABETH CITY, N. C
FILM No. 127 (S 04c
FILM No. 1 20 (a) 04c
FILM No. 320 (a) 04c
FILM No. 116 (a) 05c
FILM No. 118 (a) 05c
FILM No. 318 (a) 05c
FILM No. 101 (ax 05c
FILM No. 1 24 rs 05c
FILM No. 122 06c
FILM No. 123 Q) 06c
Prints 4x6 1 0c
Prints 5x7 12c
. Add Two Cents Extra for Mailing. .
MONEY OR STAMPS MUST ACCOMPANY ALL KODAK WORK, OTHER
WISE WORK WILL BE RETURNED C. 0. D.
"YOUR JEWELER SINCE 1882"
COR. MAIN & WATER STS. ' -:- ELIZABETH CITY, N. C.
Especially is this true if you hesitate to come and take advantage of
our complete and up-to-date line of men's and boyTs clothing.
We have the most attractive line you ever saw and the prices are
right. You will also find every accessory such as the best fitting
shirts, ties, collars, and headwear to be found anywhere.
We have a full line of shoes for every member of the family.
Father, Mother, Sister and Brother.
Come and be convinced.
entbn & West
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