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THE INDEPENDENT, ELIZABETH CITY, N. C.
FRIDAY, JUXir 0. .... Wff It. f i i- ! i .3 l.j if '1 THE INDEPENDENT W. 0. SAUNDERS, Editor Published every Friday by 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; months 50c; Payable in Advance. Entered as 2nd class m atter at the poa office at Elizabeth City, N. C, June 9, 1908 VOL. XII. FRIDAY, JUNE 20, 1919. NO. 270 Able to Stand It S pointed out elsewhere in this newspaper this week, North Carolina's wealth in automobiles alone according to tne latest government figures, is $46,000,000. The Universi ty of North Carolina News Letter points out that North Carolina is 12 times richer to-day than it was three years ago. The News Letter assumes that our riches are measured by our bank deposits and savings of all sorts. Our bank account savings in 1915 amounted to 22 million dollars. To-day our bank accounts, Lib erty Bonds, War Stamps and other known savings total 266 mil lion dollars. In meantime North Carolina has given more than three million dollars to the Red Cross, the Army Y. M. C. A., Ar menian relief and the like. The call of various church boards for five millions more from us will not "bust" us. The Real Menace 10 'HE frantic demand of high government officials for a con tinuation of something like our war time espionage act is fraught with dangers for this republic. The perpetuity of the espionage act is demanded, we are told, to put down Bol shevism, Anarchy and discontent. If the United States would analyze the condition in this country it would not have to seek far to find that Bolshevism, Anarchy and other aggravating isms are flourishing today because of the war time espionage act, not in spite of it. Take away from a fanatic the right to hurl anathema and he will throw a bomb. The American press has enjoyed less liberty during the war than the press of Europe. The administration at Washington has out Prussianed Prussianism in abridging free dom of speech and of the press. Not only has the government suppressed free speech, but government agencies themselves have manufactured propaganda of a misleading nature and the Ameri can people have been kept in the dark about what their govern ment was doing. The American people today do not know what has become of the billions of dollars wor th of unused food, cloth ing and other staple merchandise which the government had left upon its hands when hostilities ceased. The American people have not been kept fully informed as to the doings of the Peace Confer ence. President Wison with his high sounding phrases about "open covenants openly arrived it": President Wilson who has re peatedly anathematized secret diplomacy, was the first to set up a howl when copies of the secret covenant, secretly arrived at, got into this country a few days ago. A continuation of repressive measures and continued secrecy upon the part of our government in making deals with foreign powers mean more and more anarchy in this country. Throwing men like Eugene Debs in a dungeon ; railroading a. Tom Mooney to the gallows on manufactured evidence ; deporting aliens without giving them a hearing, and then clubbing the fellow who voices a protest against these things is like trying to put out a fire by pour ing gasoline upon it. That is just what Senator Overman and his muddling tribe are doing right now. The greatest menace of this country at this time, is not the ig norant foreigner voicing his discontent, but unsophisticated poli ticians like the Senator from North Carolina who do not know how to interpret or deal with the discontent that belongs to these peculiar times. tion upon which to build a beautiful, neighborly, godly human so ciety. And now that we know our earth pretty well, now that we have triumphed over time and space and matter, maybe we will settle down to more sublime studies. The biggest work of all ages i now n"ne for the eenius of scientific man; what the world needs now is science applied to the teachings of Jesus Christ. The riddle of the race, as yet unsolved, is How to love one's neighbor as one's self. MiCKIE SAYS NOU tsAUSTNT THINK WERE CARELESS JEST BECUZ. NOU FND A TYPOGRAPHICAL ERROR. IN THE. PAPER OMCE IN A. NVAYE. NN GrOSVA, NWWJ TVAE BILLIONS OF CHANCES THEV IS T' OlT THINGS VNR014O, tTS A NOND. VJE DONt KAA.K.E. vhAOV.E. ERRORS "TWAN VNfc DO We Are Moving 'HE most spectacular, if not the greatest, achievement of modern science was realized at 9:40 o'clock Sunday morning when an airplane which left the coast of New foundland Saturday afternoon, landed safely on the coast of Ire land, making the flight across the Atlantic, a distance of 1,900 miles in sixteen hours and twelve minutes. The flight, without a stop, was made by two young British officers, Capt. John Alcock and Lieut. Arthur W. Brown. They have brought London as close to New York by aero, as Chicago is to New York by rail. It would seem that there is little left in the realms of physics for mortal man to accomplish. Within half a century nian has sounded the depths of the seas; explored every part of the earth; implanted his banners on every altitude; discovered, photographed and analyzed every star within a hundred million miles of earth; harnessed invisible powers to his material needs; turned arid wastes into. fertile gardens; converted cataracts into light and power; spanned continents with bridges of steel and cut conti nents apart to shorten his trade routes. From earth and rock and timber he has carved every conceivable masterpiece, from a simple tool to a towering sky scraper, with every labor saving device in stalled. I say it would seem that there is little left in the realms of physics for mortal man to realize. I suppose some one said that when Fulton perfected his steamboat, and again when Morse brought out his electric telegraph. I am quite sure I heard persons say something like that when Edison invented his first crude talking machine. But if man finds less to achieve in the realms of physics from now on, perhaps man will find more time to devote to his moral and psychic nature. We have been living in the backyard of the universe as it were. Cast adrift upon this strange planet by an energy which, for want of a better name, we call God, we have spent centuries exploring the things about us and trying to under stand them. We have utterly neglected to explore ourselves and understand each other. From time to time some great soul was born among us who did attempt to comprehend the mystery man. They suffered much in their brief day and when their thoughts lived after them we called them gods. Maybe it was not given us to accomplish too much all at once. To the author of the universe space is not measured in miles and a thousand years are as but the tick of a watch. God takes a hun dred years to grow a tree. Man waxes impatient if he consumes a twelve months in the erection of a modern industrial city with factories employing ten thousand men and homes for the families of the ten thousand to live in. Perhaps we have done pretty well just to get acquainted with tne earth itself -in ftAn AicLciiuc ui iu,uuu years, ana in these 10,000 years master its material resources. Perhaps it' has been necessary to work along the lines we have worked, to lay a founda- Li. D. Chappell, who has charge of the entertainment, promises suitable chap erones, and gives assurance that the Friday night dance will be strictly a square dance, as will be all that are held on Tuesday and Friday nights. Those held on other nights will be round dances. NORFOLK MARKETS Norfolk, Va., June 19, 1920 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 other than actual sales. Hens 35- Eggs . 42c Frying Chickens 50c to 55c Turkeys, live 30c Roosters, live 20c Ducks, live : 25c New Irish Potatoes.primes $3.50 to $4.50 fill IS? ' NEGRO BOYS AND GIRLS DISPLAY FINE PATRIOTISM The patriotism displayed by Negro boys and girls enrolled in the club work of the Agricultural Extension Service last year is well worth notice. The enrollment was surprisingly in creased in the various clubs, while the results of the work greatly intensified the interest of the adult Negro farmers During the year 1917 the total en rollment of Negro boys and girls in North Carolina was only 1,400, but during the year 1918, while the food producing campaign was the uttermost topic in the minds of every patriotic American citizen an appeal was made to these little workers. They were told why they should engage in this work as a necessary, defense for their coun try; that they could greatly assist by growing food to feed the boys who had gone to the trenches. The response was not 1,400, as in the previous year but 14.000. About 9,000 of these were in the corn, pig, poultry and other agricul tural clubs. About 5,000 were in what is known as Emergency Agricultural clubs, but they did as good work as those in the regular clubs. SQUARE DANCE TO-NIGHT A square dance will be given at the exhibition hall of the Old Fair Ground Friday night, at which the public is cordially invited to be present. Dr. FOR SALE: Cheap for cash. I Ice box, 5 show cases; 1 pair counter scales; one 60 gallon oil tank; I Na tional Biscuit Co. cake rack. Apply to F. OWENS CO., 817 Southern Ave. Elizabeth City. N. C. pJel3-3t FOR SALE For Sale: Large eight room house, front and back stairway, all modern elegant water. Large lot, small orchard growing. Located on Dyer Street, con venient to School, convenient to churches, and close to business part of town. To appreciate it is to examine it. Will sell for cash or make terms to suit purchaser if possible see N. R PARKER & Son. cJe20-2t LOST: My coat, containing small sum of money, pipe, letter, Jr. O. U. A. M. pin, etc. Lost on road between Elizabeth City and Grandy. Reward for return to LEONARD MORRIS SETTE. Grandy, N. C. pJe20-lt 1 1 1 : 1 1 1 ii 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 ii 1 1 1 1 ii 1 1 ii SAVE YOUR EYES Good eyesight can be main tained only by good care of the eyes. At the first signs of eye strain you should have your eyes attended to. Optometry consists of the correction of this strain by drugless methods. DR. I. W. SELIG, Opometrist 521 Main Street iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii Mil 6BB to me mm? Special Vacation Deal of Palm Olive Soap now on 3 for 25c. A dozen for a dollar. (This soap usually retails at 15c). Jergens Violet Glycerine Soap, 10c Colgate's famous Bay Rum Soap, 1 5c. White Clematis Soap, 2 for 25c. Woodbury's Facial Soap, 30. Resinol Skin Soap, 30c. Parke, Davis & Co.'s Germi cidal Soap, 25c. Also small sizes of Cashmere Bou quet and Hudnut's Violet Sec Soap at 1 0c for the guest room and traveling bag. And of course you will need a good Talcum Powder, nicely borated, something like Mennen's, Mavis, Orange Blossom (the new odor) or Euthymol, the anti septic talc. Let us supply you with your vacation needs. The City Drug Store Phone No. 288. Cor. Water and Matthews St.s H. S. OVERMAN V. K. OVERMAN The TT1 me Eye of UNCLE SAM Once again on June 11th and 12th, Uncle Sam has sent his personal rep resentatives to make an Examination of the Records and Affairs of this Bank. They have found the Bank in Healthy and Thriving condition and registered their approval of it as a Strong, Safe and Efficient Banking In stitution. The First & Citizens National Bank Elizabeth City, North Carolina 4 - ON SAVINGS -4 CHAS. H. ROBINSON, DR. L. S. BLADES, - W. C. GLOCER, President. Vice-Pres. Vice-Pres. W. G. GAITHER, -M. R. GRIFFIN M. H. JONES, - Vice-Pres. & Cashier Asst. Cashier. Asst. Cashier In The Country? Let our experienced force launder your Palm Beach or Kool Kloth Suit. They know how. If you live out of town send it by parcel post and we will return it looking fresh and new. AGENTS WANTED AT ALL POINTS Albemarle Steam Laundry MAIL ORDER DEPT. ELIZABETH CITY, N. C. Statement Manhattan Life Insurance Company of New York City J Condition December, 31, 1918, as Shown by Statement Piled. Amount of Capital paid up in cash, $ i ( c tt( ( Amount of Ledger Assets December 31st of previous year, $ ; Increase of Capital during" year 'Total, $lS.S!t,140.ft Income Prom Folycyholders,$l,669,504.13; Miscellaneous, $ 1,21S,052.06; ' Total 2K..r..'f.J5 Disbursements To Policyholders, $2,252,522.21; Miscellaneous, $S17,468.70; ................... . . . .Total, 3.0!' f0'11 ASSETS Value of Real Estate (less amount of encumbrances), 4.7:, jVi.il Mortgage Loans on Real Estate . . ; 5,310.' M Si Loans secured by pledge of Bonds, Stocks, or other collateral, War Risk.' Loans made to Policyholders on this Company's Policies assigned as collateral 3.SH.MMi Premium notes on Policies in force (of which $...is for first year's premiums'), Value of Bonds and Stocks .j.ogf.PM.W Cash in Company's Office, 3.132.2 Deposited in Trust Companies and Banks not on interest ;.f2!-t" Deposited in Trust Companies and Banks on interest, . ".".". 4!0i2'' Interest and Rents due and accrued, , , j v 381. Premiums unpaid, -" i34.12-3 All other Assets, as detailed in statement 0.?.tk t,; Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . liU'K Less Assets not admitted,, 6T,M' Total admitted Assets .." . . .". . . ..... . 19,212,-E 21 LIABILITIES Met Reserve, as computed . 1S'.14''' Present value of amounts not yet due on Supplementary, Contracts, etc., i4!)ttX Liablity on Policies canceled and not includel in "Net Reserve," etc., " ;o;iMs Policy Claims, lic'-'--3 Due and unpaid on Supplementary Contracts, 16 Dividends left with Company at interest ".""" '-K'.sH-' Premiums paid in advance, including Surrender Values so applied, " j.iH; Unearned Interest and Rent paid in advance S3.f'-' Commissions due to Agents, etc., Estimated Amount payable for Federal, State, and other Taxes, . ..". .". . . iJ-aW-'"8 Amounts set apart, apportioned, provisionally ascertained, calculated, awaiting apportionment etc.. n'.&.SS' i? Miscellaneous Items, ' ". . 76,241 Extra Reserve 1 .!!!!!!!!" 4-j7' Sl All other Liabliities, as detailed in statement, ' " " tiM''" Total amount of all Liabliities, except Capitai, . . . . . . . lS,S30.r-r,: Capital paid up in Cash '$100,000.00 Unassigned funds (surplus), ..181 720.20 't! Total Liabilities .Y .7." ..".". ......... .$19.21" BUSINESS IN NORTH CAROLINA DURING 1918 Policies on the lives of citizens of said State in force December 31st of previous year, Number 637; Amounts Policies on the lives of citizens of said State issued during year ...Number 106; Amount. Total Number 742; Amount, Deduct ceased to be in force during year .....Number 50; Amount, Policies in force December 31, 1918, Number 696; Amount Losses and Claims incurred during year Number 10; Amount Total f . . . Number 10 ; Amoun Losses and Claims settled during year in cash,$ by compromise. $ Number S; Amount, Losses and Claims unpaid December 31, 1918, .Number 2; Amount. Premiums collected or secured in Cash and Notes or Credits without any deduction for Losses Dividends Ccmmissions, or other expenses President Thos. E. Loveloy ' Secretary, M. S. Mott Treasurer, F. D. Kirnin Actuary, W. N. Staley Home Office, New York City Attorney for service, Jas. R. Young, Insurance Commission ei, Raleigh, N C. Manager for North Carolina Home Office. Raleigh, March 13. i-J" STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA Insurance Department I, James R. Young, Insurance Commissioner, do hereby certify that the above is a true and correct aD5rv , i the statement of the Manhattan Life insurance Company of New York, filed with this Department sno. condition of said Company on the 31st jday of December, 1918. "Witness -my hand and official seal the day and date-above written ' ' ' JAS. R. YOUNG, Insurance Commissioner. l.?2S.J in & :i.4 t:t oh