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THE INDEPENDENT, ELIZABETH CITY, N. C.
PAGE SEVEN mm niir P! UI1L If LOAN IS NEEDED It Will Settle Nation's War Debts and Will Care for Sick and Wounded. FRIDAY, MARCH 21, 1919. punnr tunc Once m a while some one asks: "What's the need of another Liberty- Loan now that the war is over?" Revenue from taxes will not be suf ficient to pay all the bills, so the people will be called upon to provide the money by subscribing to govern ment bonds. This money is going to pay off the army of producers at home the farmers, merchants, manufac turers and others. America had just begun to fight when the Hun decided it was time to quit. Allied leaders expected the war to last another year and the United States government was turning out ships, arms, ammunition and food to overwhelm Germany in one big drive. Treasury officials have revealed that in 1919 America would have had a tank at the front for every seventy- five feet of line. "We would have had ten tons of mustard gas ready for shipment for every ton Germany could produce. Thousands of batter ies of guns would have been in , act ion for every one .America had in 1918. Everything else was being produced in proportion. This gigantic preparation brought an early end to the war and saved thousands of lives. Victory Liberty Bonds will pay for this work which had been contracted for and was be ing delivered when the armistice was signed. There are other purposes for which money is need. Part of our army of 2,000,000 men must be kept in Europe until the peace treaty is signed. These soldiers must be fed, clothed and otherwise maintained. Then they must be brought home. The sick and wounded must be car ed for in hospitals. The army must be demobilized. There are thousands of maimed soldiers, heroes of the great war, who must be taught self supporting trades and given an oppor tunity to earn their living. This reconstruction work at home must be carried on. The job must be finished. The American . people who furnished the money to win the war must supply it also to bring the na tion back to a peace basis. GOVERNOR COMMUTES CHAS. BUSH' SENTENCE Allowed To Pay Fine Instead of Serve Road Term For Unlawful Pos- session of Whiskey A sentence of four months on the VuWic roads for the unlawful posses sion of whiskey for sale has ben com muted by the Governor to a fine of !50, in the case of Charles Bush, of Pasquotank County. Bush was convict ed at the September(1918)term of court and since that time an appeal has been pending. The reasons for the pardon assigned by the Governor are : "Upon petition of the Judge and the Solicitor who tried the case, and what seems to be the whole body of the citi zenship of Pasquotank county. This sentence is commuted to a fine of $250 upon the condition that the defendant shall appear before the Judge of the Superior Court of Pasquotank county: at the March term of said court, every year for three years, and show to the satisfaction of the Judge that he has not violated any of the laws of North Carolina against the manufacture, -sale and possession of intoxicating liquor and that he has had absolutely nothing to do with intoxicating liquor in any way. hut has led an honest, sober and industrious life." TIME ENOUGH TO THINK "That would yes do If yea lived W 200 years old?" "01 don't know ytt." Seed Corn "Wood's White and Tellow Bent Seed Corns are all nubbed selected stock of high germi nation. For the past five -years our Bellwood stain of Boone County has won first prize at the "Virginia State Fair for best ten ears of white torn. "Wood's Virginia Ensilage Com is one of the best and largest-yielding varieties foe the silo. WOOD'S SEEDS For Farm and Garden are of high-grade quality tested for hoth purity and germination. Write for Catalog and "Wood's Crop Special," giving prices of Seed Potatoes, Seed Oats, Grass and Clover Seed-Garden Seeds. T.W.Wood & Sons SEEDSMEN, Slcluaoafi, B Virginia. Spring is here. Nature reflects the smile of the season in a birth of new coloring. The dull garments of Winter are cast aside and emulating nature, we too, seek to express our joy of liv ing in a new coat or suit, - A coat or suit is the real foundation of one's wardrobe, therefore it should be chosen with caie and discrimmation. Too many women purchase carelessly, thinking onlyof outward ap pearances, giving no thought to the more important details of quality and workmanship. We have received this week several large shipments of the very latest styles in Suits, Capes, Dolmans and Dresses, and we are now prepared as we have not been before this season tOLSup ply your every want in the very garment you need at a price that is as reasonable as goods of like quality can be bought for anywhere. WE INVITE YOUR INSPECTION All gcod styles are represented Avisit to our store now will prove very interesting and profitable, as we are offering some very unusual values. M IT ' 11 neep Co, WOMAN'S WEAR J y U v " THIS STORE ' J& " 7 h rfow.. Briliainilt WMi - jL- Ml SPRlftC MERCHAHD1SE & t f Ak!L .V? V LK Spring is here. Nature reflects the smile of the season in a birth of new coloring. The dull 11 n . I - . .. ' " ' ' . .' 1 VA RELEASE THE SINCERE Joseph F. Rutherford, President of the International Bible Students Asso ciation, and his associates, also official members of that religious organization are held in the Atlanta Penitentiary although their case is still pending in the courts, even ball being refused them. Their crime consisted In the publication of their sincere belief and understanding of the Bible, wliich in terpretation was written before the United States entered the war, and be fore the Espionage Law was passed. Forty years and more before his death Pastor Russell taught these doctrines, and Mr. Rutherford successor to the Pastor, and his associates, continued the teachings and works of the Asso ciation. For years they have labored to better, mankind and have dono so without money consideration, which is the best evidence of their sincerity, ,No one doubts their sincerity. In pro nouncing sentence upon them the trial judge said they were sincere, hence great should be their punishment. . On the 22d of January . Secretary of War Baker ' released 113 conscientious objectors who had been court-martialed and sentenced to long terms of im prisonment. He announced that they were released because an - examining board had reported these men as sin cere in their belief and as to their po sition as to war. Four months have passed since the war ended and yet these Christian gentlemen of the In ternational Bible Students Association sincere and honest, as conceded by all. are still held in prison. Why not rec ognize . their honesty and sincerity by immediately releasing them? The American people, love honesty and sin cerity. Why not apply. the principles to these sincere Bible Students? Let every American citizen who fa vors their release from prison write a letter to his Congressman and United States Senator enlisting their aid In this behalf. It is high time to act and thus lend yyour aid and support to the cause of democracy. adv.lt. DEPLORABLE CONDITIONS IN THE OLD NORTH STATE (Concluded from page 1) It is time for a nice new spring hat with a nice gay spring countenance under It- ' The, business that can't afford to ad vertise in -this newspaper isn't" worth dvertIsmff,vivs'ir:r's-'-'j;.-.. k.r- ,: textile manufacturer. And there is where I once lost- my temper. The moss-back representative of Halifax county, a doddering old fossil with one foot in the grave, interrupted my speech in behalf of child labor legislation -and asked: "Would you keep the poor little children of North Carolina from earn ing their bread and meat?" To this I answered in tones of thun der: 'If it has come to pass In North Carolina that children under 16 years of age must work ten hours a day to get their bread and meat then, by God, let the State of North Carolina feed its children!". I was promptly called down by a rap of the Speaker's gavel and the cannibals (those who live on their children) felt they had achieved a great victory. North Carolina will some day wake up and enact a humane child - labor law. At the same : time North , Carolina should put. a check upon the reckless lrocreatfoW :of "Mtrn.5:W-; ; "'! parents. North Carolina needs trained nurses to go into the homes of the poor women of North Carolina and show them how to limit the number of their offspring. There is nothing in the law of North Carolina to prevent the giving of birth control information to women. If the poorer worjung ciass 01 women In North Carolina gave birth to fewer children the state would have better children and less of a children's problem. REV. W. W. SAWYER Rev. W. W. Sawyer, age 64, died at his home at Dinwiddle, Va., Tuesday night. He was a native of Perquimans coifhty. He entered the Methodist min istry about 35 years ago and connected himself with the Virginia conference. He is survived by a wife and eight children. He is survived also by two brothers, Dr. C. W. Sawyer, of Eliza beth City and Dr. LeRoy Sawyer, of Great Bridge, Va. Read the want ads on page 10. When you buy; a shotgun to get that chicken : hawk, make sure it's a Rem-: We are selling tires and tubes at 15 per cent, discount for a limited time. Get our prices before buying. ELIZABETH CITY AUTO SUPPLY CO. PHONE 258 8-9 WATER ST.