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THE INDEPENDENT, ELIZABETH CITY, N. C.
W O. SAUNDERS, Editor
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P.,Hished every Fnday by W. U. aaunaers ai jvj iul .
ina St., Elizabeth City, Pasquotank County, North Carolina.
Subscription Rates: 1 Year $1.50; 6 months $1.00: 3
months 50c ; Payable in Advance.
matter at the po. office at Elizabeth City, N. C, June 9, 1908
Entered as 2nd class
FRIDAY, MAY 30, 1919.
A Missionary Thought
HE METHODISTS of the United States are about to sena
125 millon dollars for missions, utner Dig ueuuimu
tions, following the lead of the Methodists, will raise and
Ai r c rrv rk rn t i r s mi x.r-:
vot larwr sums, ine cniei guai ccuio w
tte backward peoples of the earth and make them friendly to-
,j Christian oowera. As a commercial uiveauiroit.
money will be 'well spent; big business couldn t make a better
" Right there is the danger in this great Christian Missionary
movement. In our zeal to Christianize the ignorant and unoffend
ing masses of humanity we overlook the big, horrible, overwhelm
ing fact that the people who .really ought to be Christianized are
the intellectual leaders of humanity. The very leaders wuu ins
cribe Christianity for others do not accept or practice theCom
mandments of Jesus Christ. Your president, your members of Con
gress your supreme court judges, all your men in high places are so
many hypocrites, just as you and I are hypocrites. Not one of
us loves our enemies or does unto others as we would have others
do unto us. Our practice of the fundamental preachment of
Christ is typically illustrated in the pending Peace Treaty.
While we are sending our missionaries into! the jungles, we
would do well to call a world congress of our leaders and thinkers
and lay the teachings of Jesus before such an assembly. The only
trouble with this scheme is that the Sermon on the Mount prob
ably would be ruled out under the head of Bolshevist propaganda.
And The Next War?
HBOLITION of armaments andjhe demobilization of all
the armies of the world may be only idealist dreams, but
the failure of the Peace Conference at Versailles to ac
complish anything approaching disarmament of the big powers
can only mean that the war to end war has been fought in vain,
in so far as it was a war to end war. Of course, we understand
that the nations at war never did have any idea of abolishing
war. They gave the people that argument because they had to
give the people something big and worth while to keep them in
the war. In their own minds the powers knew that they would
not end war. It takes no prophet to forecast that the world will
agahi-be bathed in blood and fire in the life of the present gener
ation probably in less than ten years.
And what a war the next war will be! It will surpass the
recent war in horrors to as great an extent as the recent war sur
passed previous wars in horrors. Only the other day Washington
gave out the information that the United States had succeeded in
perfecting and manufacturing vast quantities of a new poison that
would wipe out whole cities in a few hours. This new and most
diabolical invention of science is called Lewisite and we are told
that ten airplanes carrying "Lewisite" would have wiped out every
vestige of life human, animal and vegetable in Berlin. A single
day's output would snuff out the four million lives on Manhattan
Island. A single droy poured into the palm of the hand would
penetrate to the blood, reach the heart and kill the victim in great
When the armistice was signed it was being manufactured
at the rate of ten tons a day and three thousand tons would have
been ready for business on the American front in France on
And so the world rolls on with its cargo of human freight
ever scheming and plotting their own destruction.
The world is standing on
tip-toes awaiting the signing
of peace terms by Germany.
That she will do so, within the
next few days,; is evidenced
by the fact that Cotton is
selling "for more than thirty
cents a pound and practically
all wearing apparel has ad
vanced proportionately in
Peace with the warring fact
ions of the world means more
customers for American mer
chidise. More customers for
America, means less merchan
dise for American people. Scar
city of merchandise, means
Notwithstanding the fact that
practically everything is soar
ing skyward in prices, we are
well prepared to take care or
your every need in Men's and
Boy's Clothing, Furnishings and ;
Viro fit nnr exceedingly low
Spring opening prices.
We are just in receipt ot a
handsome shipment of the most
popular Style Waist- Line Skirt
Suits for Young Men m Amer-
. tt All XKTrnl
ica. inese ouits axe vw
and of the latest colors and de
signs, ranging in price, $25,. to
You should not miss this rare
bargain opportunity to dress
yourself in keeping with the
best and most heroic young men
of the world-Americans!
When in need of Silk Shirts,
Silk Collars, Silk Sox, Under
wear, Hats, of all kinds, caps
and Shoes, or a Suit made to
order, callon us. We can posi-
ively save you money.
C. A. COOKE,
ELIZABETH CITY, N. C.
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Let's Lift This Mortgage
'HIS newspaper unhesitatingly recommends to its readers
the campaign to raise $13,000.00 to liquidate the indebt
edness of Mt. Lebanon A. M. E. Zion Church in Elizabeth
City. Mt. Lebanon is the biggest and best equipped Negro house
of worship in northeastern North Carolina. With the possible
exception of the State Normal School, it is the greatest moral and
spiritual force among the Negroes of Elizabeth 2ity and vicinity.
The membership of Mt. Lebanon represents the highest and best
type of Negro citizenship in the community.
Mt. Lebanon has been cursed with bad leadership and after
years of struggling finds its house of worship about to be sold
under the hammer to satisfy a debt of $13,000 which has been
hanging over it for several years. White people in Elizabeth City
have given enough to keep up the interest on this debt, to almost
pay the principal. Recently the mortgagee, who lives iai another
state, told the trustees of Mt. Lebanon that lie was tired of carry
ing their paper and he demanded immediate settlement. It was
then that C. W. Brown, a Negro attorney of this city, a member of
the church, stepped in and told the congregation that he would
like to try a plan to raise the debt. Brown's plan is presented in
a full page advertisement in this newspaper to-day.
Brown s plan is business like and graft proof. W. G. Gaither,
cashier of the First ,& Citizens National Bank has agreed to act
as treasurer of the campaign. Subscribers send their notes direct
to Mr. Gaither and Mr. Gaither takes up the mortgage when the
$13,000 has been subscribed. If the money isn't subscribed in
full, every note is automatically invalidated. Not a cent of the
money passes thru the church treasury and not a cent of it goes
to C. W. Brown or to the expense of the campaign. The expense
of the campaign is a matter between C. W. Brown and the church.
The White Methodist church in Elizabeth City recently sub
scribed more than $40,000 for missionary work at home and
abroad. Elizabeth City has given probably as much more to war
work and foreign relief work in the past two years. And right
nere m our own city our own colored people are about ta lose
their biggest and most helpful church for lack of a paltry $13,000.
White people can not afford to let the NesTnps nf ttih
w m .wkmHVU
City lose this church. The colored people may have been , very
foolishghiattenipting to imild a church for which, they could not
pay; but the Negro is fundamentally religious and in inclined to
strive for big things in his religious life. His religion makes him
a good citizen; take religion away from him and the white
; people would have a real race problem on their hands. Let's get
behind Mt. Lebanon and lift that mortgage.' It's a good invest
The "most remarkable proposal" we
know of was made at St. Louis oy
Charles Kruger, a trapeze performer,
one of whose most sensational per
formances was to catch with his hands
a lady who dived through the air from
a great height in a desperate "leap
for life." One night as'he caught her
in her downward Might and had her
swinging- in the air, he proposed to
her; and before the cheers had 'died
away he had secured her consent tr
be his wife.
World's Supply of Coal.
A good authority gives the coal area
of the world in square miles as fol
lows: United States, 102.000; British
America, 1S.000; Great Iiritain, 12,000;
Spain, 4.000; France, 2,000; Germany,
1,800; Belgium, 51S; rest of Europe,
100,000; China, 2,000; Japan, 5,000.
Coal is found in commercial quanti
ties in 28 of the states and territories
of the United States.
The person v.li Vnows no worry Is
a fortunate individual (if such a hu
man being, possibly fx;,'x. but worrj"
as well as its first cousins nerves, car
be mastered if we 'sensibly take each
day as it comes, smiling at its prob
lems, and forretfing all about that
"doubtful future" which vsome folks de
clare is full of woes.
China is one of the principal sources
of dried and powdered eggs.- Manu
facturers of -'prepared products in this
country are said to he interested in
the possibilities of dried and powder
ed eggs, especially in view of the in
creased use of such products in ready
mixed flours and in bakeries.
Are' fitted primarily for
comfort and preservation
of the eyesight, but proper
style is never overlooked.
The large, generous,
wide vision lenses, designed
for both comfort and ap
pearance, are usual fea
tures of GALESKI
GL AS S E S, while the
mounting is made to suit
the individual requirements
of the wearer. .
GALESKI GLASSES are
distinctive, but all are alike
in one respect the are
... GOOD FOR THE EYES
If Yovr Kodak Don't Take
Bring it to us and we will gladly inspect it and advise
you about the trouble.
Perhaps it is only the shutter that needs a 'little cleaning
or adjusting. (We can. make a camera .shutter behave in
Often some smaU repair means the difference between ,
good pictures and no pictures. .
We are fitted up to make all minor repairs on. cameras,
and our charges for this work are much less than factory
prices. , - r
We carry in stock FILMS of all sizes and makes.
We can help you BRING HOME THE PICTURES.
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The City Drug Store
S. OVERMAN V. uvjurtiviAiN
Cor. Water and Matthews Sts.
A FEW MORE
ABpUT TO ARRIVE
1 Four-40 .
I Price Cutting I
E We have never heard of a cut-rate concern standing the test of
E We believe it business suicide to lower the standard of our goods
E by harking them arbund at various prices.
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WE THEREFORE POSITIVELY WILL NOT REBATE EITHER
DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY.
Shipped from Detroit May 22.
Due to arrive Elizabeth City in 10
No more for 30 days
V Every Studebaker equip
ed with front and rear
b u m p e r s, moto-meter,
extra tire and cover.
Studebaker Automobiles and Republic Trucks
Martin and Road Sts. Elizabeth CJity, N. C
Cut-rate good soon become a byword with the public and conse
quently a reproach to the owner. Being underrated by the seller,
unappreciated by the buyer, and ridiculed by the public, the pride
of ownership disappears, the owner becomes dissatisfied, and the
so-called Dealer loses cast changes his line and joins the public in
berating the thing he once recommended and whose gocd name his
own false policy destroyed.
Knowing this to be the 'inevitable result of a cut-rate policy we
hereby pledge our trade to close shop, and go out of business before
we will impair their purchase by selling New Studebaker Cars below
the list price. .
Studebaker has been a preeminent leader in American Industrial
Life since 1852 Second to none in experience, integrity and financial
resources building cars today that have no peer at any price, we
are proud of this franchise and propose to so conduct our business
that we may hold fast to it. .
Pasquotank Motor Co.
ELIZABETH CITY, N. C.
Norfolk, Va., May 29, 1919.
Reported especially for THE INDE
PENDENT by Jarvis & Fentress,
The following prices represent act
ual sales made to-day:
Items not quoted were not sold to
day and the Food Administration pro
hibits quotations bther than actuaj
Hens -. 38c
Frying Chickens 55c to 60c
Turkeys, live 30c to 35c
Roosters, live 20c
Ducks, live 30c
209 GRAN BY ST.
(Opposite Monticello Hotel)
;: Kodak Headquarters
United States Railroad Administration
NORFOLK SOUTHERN RAILROAD
Passenger Train Schedules Corrected
to February 1, 1919 '
As information, not guaranteed.
South and West Bound
No. 5 , No. 1 No. 3.
Eliz. City xl0:03amxll:35amxl0:17pm
Arrive - e
Edenton 11:15am 12:35pm 11:31pm
Goldsboro - v.
Lv Elizabeth City
Ar "Wilson - ,
y 2 : 40pm ylO :30am
y 3 : 00pm ylO :45am
x 2:20pm 1 J1 20am
7 : 30pm y 12 : 10pm
7 : 45pm zlO : 50am
- 8:45pm 6:35am
Ar Charlotte '' ; . . . 2:45pm
' s- - ' North 'Bound ;-
No. 4 , No. 2 . No. 6.
Leave . - - - - . , (;
Eliz. City x 6:00am 3:00pm z 3:30pm
Ar Norfolk' 8:10am' 4:50pm 5:30pm
; " x Dally- . C
v Dailv exfipnt Sundav.
6 Tuesday, Thurs. "and ' Sat. ojaly. ;
G. B. UNDERWOOD, Traffic Agt.
tt.- 'c ,:. . '-.f .Edenton,, N.'C.
E. S . DOUGLASS, Tck. AgL," - .
' v Elizabeth City, N. C
Seed for Farm and Garden in
season and out of season..
For Farm Corn, Peas, Pea
Nuts, Grass and Clover, Seed.
For Garden Early ' Peas,
Beans Cabbage, Collard, Cu
cumber, Squash, Tomato, Beet,
arid Melon Seed.
Feed Hay, Grain,, and Mill
Poultry Feed and Supplies. -Pratt's,
Hess, Cpnkey and
other Remedies for Stock and
Poultry, Ely Chaser, tice Killer,
Dip and Disinfectant. "
' Electric Supplies, Automobile
Lamps, Flash Lights and Dry
Cell Batteries and all things
electrical. -' v.- ..
Yours to serve,
W. S. White & Go
v 120-122 Poindexter , St.;
PHONE 64. "
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GRUEN Wrist WATCHES
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GIFT BUYING IS OFTEN
OUR STORE MAY SOLVE
SCARF PIN 8
A PUZZLE. A TRIP TO
IT PERFECTLY FOR YOU
"YOUR JEWELER SINCE i8S2"
ICE CREAM FREEZERS
Let the handy hardware store supply your needs.
You'll find everything here you would expect to
find ina first class hardware store.
J. H. Aydlett Hdw. Co
Hinton Building. . Elizabeth City, N. C.
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