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vRTPAY, JULY 4, 1919.
THE INDEPENDENT, ELIZABETH CITY, N. C. PAGE FIVE 0f WE HAVE KEPT OUT OF WAR WITH CANADA ls An Interesting Bit of History HerThat Should Have Served The Peace Conference BY ELBERT HUBBARD at preparedness leads to war. The coast line between Canada -and lT11ited States, from the St. Law lece River to Lake Superior, is about 0 thousand miles. In the year Eighteen Hundred Twelve . were forty-six forts, big ahd little, about from Canada. Fort Niagara alone there were at one time six thousand troops. Al together we had on the Great Lakes er a hundred craft devoted to the art of fi&hting this in the interest oi on the United States side, and the same number frowned at us peace. y i In one little battle we had with our British cousins, on Lake Erie, Com modore Perry, a real youth of twenty seven, captured six British ships and killed three hundred men. A little be fore this the British destroyed ten ships for us and killed two hundred Americans. After the War of Eighteen Hundred Twelve was ended and peace was . de clared, both sides got busy, very busy, strengthening the forts and building warships. At Watertown, Conneaut Erie, Port Huron, Cleveland and De troit were shipyards where hundreds ol men were working night and day build ing warships. Not that war was im minent, but the statesmen of the time said there was nothing like prepared ness" In Canada things were much the same, and there were threats that Perry's famous message, "We have met the enemy and they are ours," would 1 Delicious! Refreshing Co Y..li -:.::llJ l Our soda Fountain Service is as good as the illustra tion. We erve only Montauk Ice Cream in sodas and sundaes. Try a Grapelade Sundae made with Montauk cream and Welch's Grapelade. The Apothecary Shop In the Hinton Block Elizabeth City, N. C. soon be reversed Suddenly, but very quietly, two men in Washington got together and made an agreement. One man was acting Secretary of State, Richard - Rush oi Philadelphia; the other was Charles Bagot, Minister to the United States from England. Rush was of Quakei parentage, and naturally was opposed, to the business of war. Bagot had seen enough of fighting tc know it was neither glorious nor amus ing. Rush wrote out a memorandum of agreement which he headed "An Ar rangement." The document is writ ten on one side of a single sheet oi paper and is dated April Twenty-eight, Eighteen Hundred Seventeen. Here is a copy: "1. The Naval Forces henceforth to be maintained upon the Great Lakes shall be confined to the following ves sels on each side: i 2. On Lake Ontario one vessel, not to -i exceed one hundred tons burden carrying not more than twenty men and one eight-pound cannon. 3. On the Upper Lakes two vessels, of same burden, and armed in a like way. "4. On Lake Champlain one vessel of like size and armament. "5. All other armed vessels to be at once dismantled, and no other vessel of war shall be built or armed along the Saint Lawrence River or on the Great Lakes." This agreement has been religiously kept. Its effect was to stop work at once on the fortifications, and cause disarmament along the Great Lakes So far as we know, the agreement will continue for all time. Both parties are satisfied, and in fact so naturally has it been accepted, very few people know of its existence. Here is an example that our friends in Europe might well ponder over. If those forts on the frontier had beer maintained, and had the ships of wai continued to sail up and down, it would have been a postive miracle if there had not been fighting. Probably they would have forced us in a war with England before this. We have had several disputes with Canada when it would have been very easy to open hostilities, if the tools had been handy. ' Men who tote pistols find reasons for using them, and the nations that have big armies will find excuse for testing their efficiency. If two countries can make an "ar rangement" limiting the extent of armament, and this arrangement holds for a hundred years, can . not nine countries do the same .' Then all that is needed is a f ?w sol diers to do police duty. Nations can not afford to be savages anv more than individuals. 5 Mi li I IS V t y ! V; ft CRUDELY printed in pencil on a piece of dirty brown paper, and stuck there with a sailor's rusty knife, was this message. And well they knew what it meant. The girl they had sought for days and believed to be lost now they knew her to be worse than lost. Calypso, with her pure, olive skin and black, silken hair Calypso, the beautiful Spanish girl who had masked as a boy and begged to be allowed to go with the rest on their perilous journey Should he give up the treasure that he and his party some of whom had paid the su preme price had fought and repeatedly risked their lives for; should he give up this wealth of gold and jewels for the girl he adored, or trust to mercy of his enemies for her safety? This is the situation created by Richard Le Gallienne in his inimitable way of writing in dpff EngM Po you enjoy a story that at times is perplex ing, sometimes uncanny and at all times exciting just full of adventure ? Then read Our Mew Serial V v Si VI V V V V V V V V V V V V" tin V 3 7 V V V V 7 SAYS ELIZABETH CITY ISN'T THE ONLY TOWN Roper N. C. Man Here This Week Tells of Progress1 in His Go Ahead Town r S. J. Barco, of Roper, was in Eliza beth City this week and agreed that Elizabeth City is some town; but he wants Elizabeth City to know that Roper is some town too. He says that everything is smiling on Roper these days and that Roper is destined to be a considerable town. Roper has a population of about 1,000; but with this small population she puts it all over Elizabeth City in the matter of public utilities. Roper owns her electric light plant and has a good one. Roper also provides her citizens with pure water from five artesian wells. Roper's main industry is the John L. Roper Lumber Co. mills; but take these mills away and Roper would still thrive because she has the finest farming country in eastern North Carolina. Hhose farm lands around Roper can't be beat for either truck or general farming. A drainage canal 40 feet wide and eight feet deep, now about to be completed, will completely drain the lowlands in that vicinity. Mr. Barco says many building im provements are under way in Roper at the present time, including five brick stores; three for Mr. Ben'Spruill and two for Mr. Ted Blount. Mr. Barco is a native of Shiloh. Camden county. He moved to Roper 22 years ago and has grown up with the town. He is in the undertaking busi ness and is using a motor hearse, which shows that he is moving along with the times. Vacation Protect Your Eyes From The Sun Your lenses ground in tinted glass will protect your eves from the un usual glare and strain and at the same time will answer as an extra or emergency pair in case of necessity. We can duplicate your lenses in tinted glass. Come in and see us about it--no obligation, of DA0DY3 EVENING FAIDYTAIF 1), I mis. 1 inuL 6y Mary Crahajn Bonn- THE NAUGHTY COLDS. Mr. and Mrs. Cold were having a very good time. Now, when most pev pie have a good time it means that they're playing or singing or laughing or dancing or reading or hearing music. Perhaps It means they're hdving a party of some sort, or perhaps it may mean they're in swimming or having a picnic. Oh, there are lots and lots of ways of having good times as every one knows. But when Mr. and Mrs. Cold have a good time It is something very differ ent from what we mean a good time. In the first place, Mr. and Mrs Cold are very disagreeable people. They have always been disagreeable. Their daddy and mother were the same way, and as for Aunt Grippe and their Uncle Bronchitis well, theyre hor rid old creatures, I can tell you. m, an Mra Cold have very mean children, tod. There is Susy Sneeze, for example. She has the worst sort of a disposition! She just loves to plague people and make them as un comfortable, as she cap. Then there Is Charlie Cough. He likes to hurt creatures. You can just Imagine how mean he is. And there ls Sadie Sore-Throat, and Hatty Head ache. They are all children of Mr. and Mrs. Cold. "Let's go on a trip," they said to the children. "All right," said the children. They always agree to go a-traveling, and the worst thing about them is that they have many cousins and relations, and their cousins and relations are just as busy a-traveling as they are! "I think," said Mrs. Cold, "we'll go and call on a little girl named Annette. She is such a nice little girl, I'd like to make her feel uncomfortable. Let's give her a good dose of us." And the Cold children clapped their hands. "Is she nice?" they said. And when their mother and daddy said : "Oh, she ls wonderfully nice," they were just overjoyed. That is how mean they are. They love to be hor rid to nice, nice boys and girls and grown-ups ! So they picked up their suitcases with plenty . of Susy Sneeze's best frocks, and plenty of Charlie Cough's extra neckties, and lots of Hatty Head ache's hair ribbons and Sadie Sore Throat's collars and off they went. Their hair ribbons and collars and dresses aren't like nice children's, for they are mean like themselves ! "Oh, please," said Annette, when they all arrived. "I didn't ask you to come and see me. I don't need you. I have a nice daddy and a nice mother all of my own. I don't want Mr. and Mrs. Cold, and I have two nice broth ers," and I don't want any others, or even any sisters. Please go away." But the Cold family paid no atten tion. They were so mean they liked being where they weren't wanted. But the time passed and the dream king found out that Annette had some horrid visitors. The dream king hur ried to tell the fairy queen about it. "Did you ever hear of such rudeness and such unkindness as that horrible Cold family show?" he said. "We'll put a stop to this, Dream King," said the fairy queen. "Thank you for telling me. I know that little girl Annette. Yes, I know her well. She has golden hair and fair skin and blue eyes. And she lives in a city house. Ah, yes, I know her. Just like that horrid Cold family to go and bother some one who is nice !" The fairy queen set to work. She called together all her assistants and they hurried to Annette's house when she was fast asleep. They gave the Cold family a good talking to and they waved their wands over Annette so that the Cold family were driven away. And in the meantime-the old dream king had told the dream fairies about Annette and' they made up the most wonderful package of dreams, lovely dreams sent to her as she was getting all, all wll again. But the dream king himself made up this poem for her: "Annette Is so nice, Annette is so sweet, Just Annette herself is a great big treat!" Bribe Me Not! Little Dorothy was knitting in the breakfast room, when her elder sister approached her in an ingratiating way. "Well done!" she remarked. "That really is capital! You are doing the work so nicely and quietly." "Look here!" broke in the small girl definitely. "If It is anything you want fetching from the top of the house, I'm not going to fetch it !" Take Your Choice. If you have your choice between a seat in a sunny window, and another Lin a dark corner, take the sunny place of course. If you can choose between thinking a cheerful thought or a gloomy one, think that which will turn the corners of your mouth upward. As a rule we have our choice between sun and shadow, cheerfulness and gloom. Which do you choose? Girl's Companion. course. fh 209 GRAN BY ST. (Opposite Monticello Hotel) Kodak Headquarters A Question. Little Philip (who has just begun to study natural history) Papa, which do you think is worse for a tadpole to think about tomorrow or for a frog tb remember yesterday? No Place for Him to Die. Daniel Webster, taken ill one day in a town, of decided Democratic lean ings, begged his friends to take him home at once. "I was born a Federal ist," he pleaded. "I have lived aFed eralist, and I can't die in a Democratic town." " Optimistic Trought. Those who have few affairs to attend to are great speakers; the less men think the more they talk. Carpenter's t Furniture i Blends to A Nicety PRICED VERY REASONABLE Special reductions are now in force here on rockers andall forms of sum mer furniture. And when we quote specially low prices on our furniture you know what that means as Carpen ter's has always been the standard of values. Come to Carpenter's and fix up your home right for the celebration. The boys know what "Home" means now. Take advantage of what you have Evceptional Values-and Good Service is Your Guarantee from a WISCONSIN "Peerless Refrigerator AT A REDUCED PRICE A fine dependable Refrigerator, always stveet and pure, which will keep your foodstuffs at the lowest degree of temperature with the 'smallest amount of ice in fact, you will SAVE enough on your ice to pay for the Peer less" Pick out one tomorrow at our special price. $18.75 to $75.00. SHARP PRICE REDUCTIONS IN PORCH ROCKERS We have porch rockers and chairs in green or natural color that are ideal for sum mer use. And they are so reasonably priced just now that we know they will soon be gone. Porch rockers $1.98 to $7.50. Take a hint and come early. D. Carpenter Company W. C. BANKS, Secretary-Treasurer 314-316 CITY HALL AVENUE (Near Bank Street) NORFOLK iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiuiiiiiiiiuiiii iMiiiiiiiiiMiiiiiiiiiiiiMiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimiiimiiinminiiitiiifrtiitt Mai! Orders Given Prompt Attention m Norfolk's Biggest Store Dainty Summer Frocks Attractively Priced For July Selling MONDAY ushers in month of July with its delightful Mid-Summer days for many they are vacation days and for all the female world they are days which require Clothes that are pretty, cool and comfortable. In bringing you this message of present offerings of dainty Summer Frocks we would add that they are garments which would usually sell for more than we are asking be cause they are really very smart modes in a variety to suit every preference. To examine these dainty Frocks will be to your advantage as they are certain to meet your present requirements and they are offered at extremely favorable pricings an early visit will prove most profitable. ' Voile Dresses, $15 Beautiful Summer Dresses, made of navy Voile with tan dots. These dresses feature the pleated skirt, with overskirt trimmed with rows of pleated taffeta in navy to match the new cuffs and front of waist. The collar is -of white Voile edged with lace. Navy taffeta girdle and sash. A handsome dress at $15 each. Satin Stripe Voile Dresses, $29.75 New Summer Dresses, which are made in a style that is especially pleasing: Dresses made in a com bination of satin striped voile in tan and henna, with a pretty white net. The waist and tunic of skirt are of white net, trimmed with bands of corn lace and satin-striped voile. Round neck, finished with hem v stitched collar ribbon sash and belt. , Summer Dresses at $29.75 each. White Voile Dresses at $ 1 0 Summer Dresses that are moderate in price, but wonderfully attractive in appearance. All white dresses, made of an excellent quality voile, in a plain, neat model, with gathered skirt having tucked flounces and rows of hemstitching. Tucked front waist, with hemstitched square collar. Summer Dresses at only $10 each. White Organdy Dresses, $19.75 Among the many, many clever styles of summer dresses, these of White Organdy are -worthy of in dividual notice. They are made in a model especially adapted to small, stylish figures featuring the long shawl surplus collar, which is finished with tucked edges to match cuffs and trimming on double flounce skirt. The wide girdle at waist is finished with point ed sash. These dresses are priced $19.75 each. White Taffeta Dresses, $45 Handsome Summer Dresses, made of white Taffeta, in the much-favored coatee model. The Coatee is made of Taffeta, with figures printed in contrasting colors. The large; flowing cuffs are made of white Georgette to match the loose panels on each side of the skirt, which is finished with three rows of wide tucks. A splendid value at $45 each. Figured Voile Dresses, $19.75 Especially pleasing Summer Frocks, made of navy and white figured Voile. The tunic skirt is edged with navy Taffeta to match all navy surplus collar and cuffs. These dresses are priced at $19.75. Embroidered Voile Dresses, $35 Another of the last new productions in summer frocks worthy of special mention in today's Store News. Made of blue Voile embroidered in white. This mode has the gathered tunic, with tucked, drap ed skirt. New Vestee front of narrow lace to match the new cuffs. The collar is of white Net and edged with pretty lace. New Summer Dresses at $35 each. White Voile Dresses at $12 All white Summer Dresses, made of a good quality Voile. Shown in a very dressy model, having over skirt finished with narrow tucks. Hemstitched waist, trimmed with crochet buttons, and pleated Puritan collar and cuffs. The wide girdle at waist is finished with long sash, which ties in the back. Summer Dresses at $12 each. . Sport Dresses at $39.75 These Dresses were designed to meet the require ments of those who spend much itme out of doors. Summer Dresses, made of white Crepe de Chine, with dots of rose and blue, also to be had in stripes, Made with gathered skirts having rows of wide tucks the vestee, collar and cuffs are of white Batiste and lace. Belt of narrow ribbon, finished with bows. They are priced $39.75. Georgette Dresses at $55 A wonderfully pleasing offering in Summer Dresses of the better sort. Dresses made of all-white Georg- ' ette, in a very dressy model, with loose panel front and back extended over skirt. Then panel is beauti fully embroidered. Side draped skirt, with overskirt effect, wide girdle of Satin ribbon at waist line. Priced at $55 each. 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