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THE INDEPENDENT ELIZABETH CITY, N. C.
25, 1919. FRIDAY, JULY I-;. r v i 4 t ..V . 1 -J: V it ! - ! 1 1 if? n pi t! PAGE FOUR THE INDEPENDENT W. 0. SAUNDERS, Editor the Senators into his complete confidence, we were told. , nf iflSt. week-President Wilson began -to take the Senators into his confidence, ;He beganto call them in by threes and explain things to tnem. thP news un in big headlines. BUT IF PRESIDENT WILSON EX SSTONGaTO THE SATISFACTION OF, THESE SENA tftZ, iTinra.AiKnCTi ANYTHING TO THE PEOPLE. Published every Friday by W. 0. Saunders at 505 East Fear- , are as much in the dark as ever, keptia the dark by ma St Elizabeth City, Pasquotank County, North Carolina. their president who has been feeding them fine platitudes aoour in uu, -ai ji . t, wvironnnts nnenlv arrived at . . . .. n. i v... 1 Kft fi months SI. 00: 3 Subscription -naies: x iw vi.ww, - . months 50c; Payable in Advance. Entered as 2nd class matter at the pos ofRca at Elizabeth City, N.C, Juna 9, 1908 It is fitting to recall that President Wilson once said about publicity : "My hobby, if I have any, is puoncity. i cm-uut m Le anything legitimate that a man is doing that he need be afraid to talk about. I can not imagine any part or tne maEasm of a party or of the organization of a political movement that can foitori flV.mit to anvbodv at any time. I can not imagine I I I II. LUlIKVVt miwm-v w - - MHrt I m m m .. laa M M J ' a SX . va mm . Mil ssi . ..e i. . ui: kn nacc whir.n r.an ha nrivaxeiv anu uun wr va , roiiiAV ii ii i .1. lam i onv nan ot ine uuuuu uuamw ... i YUL. All i ...... j T,nr wnrris t nan Tint imaeine any nor- Tiaentiaiiy aeait wiui. v... - , mT, r thpn some fellow takes tne trouDie io tion or ine dusui fC6 . r . . , .nrviMnir T sav. Soare yourseii the partners it is none ui j ISHt Smbfe Tdon; with everythtag I hare said, myself. And yet that is just what President Wilson is saying to the ri rpfnsal to take 'tne American peopie iu-ua. jjj . nnifi into his confidence he says "It is none of your ousiness. . . ' u if ,Tn aoov to rJividp. humanity r innnnrv 2fi. 1919. addressing a delegation oi wording VriTT no not love siuuLamty ii- j - j ' ' , . , , - , Humanity can be welded togetner oniy uy WOmen at Fans, TesiaenL wiisuu suu. xiuo xu. r, vv feoiniisv and hatred." President heace. because this was a people s war. ine peopie wuu iue wci, iivi p-'j I x into jealous camps. Rvmnathv. by justice, Wilson spoke these words on May 10, 1915 Does the proposed not the Governments, and the. people must reap the benefits of Leaeue of Nations contain anything approaching this ideal for the war. At every turn we must see to it that it is not an adjust- r. f tiio nations involved? If it does I can't ment between Governments merely, but an arrangement for the the welding together of the nations involved find it ' Deace and security of men and women everywhere If the President believes in publicity and if he is honest in his admission that this was a people's war, then why in God's name tot Rrri of Education of Tvrrell County displays rare is he skulking like a cowardly diplomat behind closed doors .and enterprise and public spirit this week in mailing to 500 voters and refusing to take the people into his confidence? thft statement it made a few weeks tax payers in tnat county copies ui Lmo x .. - - -rint of the Corrmulsorv Education Act oi xvxv. ago: ine league oi iNauuus may uc ciim&, .xx trouble in law enforcement is encountered in the public ignorance can people do not know and can not know.because it is the policy f location The Board of Education of Tyrrell County will of president Wilson and his machine not to let the public know make the law familiar to their constituents and the people having what he and his capitalist advisers know. this enlightenment will more freely co-operate m striving iux c result desired the education of every youth. ELIZABETH CITY NEEDS AN AIRPLANE LANDING The Airplane Is Ready To Serve Every Town, But Every Town Has Its Bit' To Do USX. V.I. VV . J- jn.UV-'xx.j.i.x-., rno ,ni,imn At Home and Abroad" especially for this newspaper, fremientlv takes a stand diametrically opposed to the editorial viewpoint of this newspaper. This caused an inquisitive subscrib er to inquire of me the other day why I criticised President Wilson adversely in one column and permitted a writer for my paper to Proc-Hpnt in another column? The answer is that this uiaioc .xi. j. . npwsnanpr is wfihns to accord to every man his own opmions. " r-r " .... J -.i. The fact that he is on the pay roll of tnis newspaper uues, Wo1rQ onv Hifferenne. TttO OPDOSea IO Wie uka&w w """""i Thv are ready, their pilots are uion6 j " . .. . , - -j, , . . : To rnrl the Administration's aeiense oi wie uvc- ready, but the lana is puuuuy unpre & . . - , : -s. 'ua nartican tn nared. Any one of these machines can nant. it is ramer uaiu, x oup, - r . understand this. anced, as to weight, with a perfection I undreamed of a year or two ago. Ele ments of safety, built in through war stress make the machines as safe to fly as a taxicab on Fifth Avenue Going up is easy, but coming down out of the air remains only a little less fl 11 intr nn honest effort tO place all real and personal prop- difflcult than it was in the days of Da 11 ertV in this State on the tax books at something like a rius Green. Your machine must be erty m uub AJ , nn flown at terrific speed'to keep in the Elizabeth City should begin to reckon with a new transportation pro Diem that of the airplane. Tens of thousands of flying machines and as many avia tors now released from war are strain. ing for an opportunity for peace time flights to far towns. The Meanest Liar On Earth w 'NDER the Revaluation Act of 1919 North Carolina is mak- I ine an honest effort to place all real ana personal prop true valuation. Heretofore everypouy nas ueu y n- a.tp ,fflc that iSi for contact with j. jtvt rQWUro at resent has a ridlCUlOUSly lOW property Uv,0 n-n,md At forty miles an hour StHll ctllU 1IU11U U""" - : - I , it must din to the ground, and valuation ami a iuiiuiuuiii.vV o In recent years' it has occurred to some of our people that no one saves anything by lying. The state must have its revenue and will get the same net amount whether an acre of land be listed at $10 or $100. North Carolina's present governor, being a man with a vision, machine determined to correct our shameful patterning after Annanias and Saphiro. And so we have the Revaluation Act with Governor Bickett's proclamation, "Tell the truth and shame the devil." Under this Revaluation Act the property owner is given a questionable and permitted to inventory his property and solemnly swear to what he knows to be its true worth. Thousands of North Carolinians are carefully and truhtfully filling out these question aires. Right here in this county we find poor men with worthless swamp land putting this land on the tax books at $10 an acre, which is the price they will sell it for. Most men are trying to be honest. But there are some who are not. In looking over some of the questionaires returned to the Tax Superivisor of this county I find a certain farm of 140 acres listed at $1,200. It is one of the best farms in the county and the owner wouldn't take $100 an acre for it. And that man deliberately swears that his farm is worth only $8 an acre: That man ought to be taken out by his neighbors, cowhided and rode on a rail. He is meaner than a thief and beneath the level of a razorback hog. The hog has had no advantage of edu cation and hasn't a church to cloak his miserable hoggishness. This newspaper just can't find the words to express its con tempt for the man who will persist in lying about the1 value of his miserable property at a time when his neighbors are making a righteous effort to be honest with themselves and with the com monwealth. A man of that type couldn't be trusted to sit up with a corpse, for he would surely takea cold chisel with him to rob the corpse of the fillings in his teeth. .God Almighty must have something of the same contempt for this hideous excuse of a man, because we have an account of what he did to old man Annanias. The name of the wretched, niggardly, cowardly, mean, loath some, lying caricature of a man whose lie is recorded in this edi torial is purposely withheld from publication at this time. There are some more just like him in this county and this newspaper will give them all a chance to perjure themselves and damn the sorry thing they call their souls. And after the questionaires are all in this newspaper will make it its business to publish the list of liars in this county, regardless of their wealth, prestige or social position. Men who are mean enough to swear to a lie at this time to save themselves a few miserable dollars at the expense of their neighbors, may think themselves thick-skinned enough to stand publicity, but this newspaper has penetrated some pretty thick hides in its day. Wilsonian Words and Actions 'N presenting the Covenant of the League of Nations to the United States Senate President Wilson delivered a forty minute speech. He didn't explam anything. He didnt explain that perturbing Article X; he didn't explain the delivery of the Chinese province of Shantung to the Japanese and he never uttered a word to indicate why Great Britain gets six votes in the League of Nations against our one vote. But the idolaters of President Wilson said it was a great speech and pointed out that he offered to place at the disposal of the Senators all of the information he had available on all dis puted points. That was a fine manlv thini? to rio to of. w touch it lightly and then it must roll along until its momentum dies.' Some times the distance is 300 feet, some times it is 1,000 feet. If in that roll ing cross country run the landing wheels dip into a plowed furrow, the turns over on its nose and is wrecked. A fence post claims a ma chine as a wreck, a protruding rock means a fatality. Just so the commanding general of our aerial forces went up all right, but the morning paper tells of the wreck of his machine and the injury of his pilot along with his own lucky escape when his machine turned turtle on a muddy field. The brass tacks of the airplane sit uation are simply these: Commercially the planes are ready and the pilots are ready, but commercially it is impossi ble for the airmen to build and main tain starting and alighting fields. Un less cities build them the pilots them selves believe there will be no im mediate general use of the airplane. A maltese cross is the best form each part being 300 feet wide and 1,400 feet long, so that a flyer can always find a way to reach level, cleared ground in a head wind, from whatever direction the wind may blow. Every city has ground near it that could be cleared and listed on the maps. And there ought to be such a field at least once within every plot of 100 square miles all over the country. Then planes would be invited to wing their way anywhere; now they fear to get far away from homing fields, or routes where they know fields await them, as at Philadelphia, New York and Wash ington. Consider it up for yourselves; no flights to our town until there is a chance to land in safety; plenty of land at the fair grounds, or the race track or the baseball field if levelled off and charted, and a Mayor who, no doubt, would act if he knew the people were behind him. We have, you see, our aerial bit to do. THE INDEPENDENT TURNS DOWN VALUABLE BUSINESS THE INDEPENDENT this week turned down a contract for 1,000 inches of advertising for Nuxated Iron. This advertising would have brought this newspaper in $250.00 in cold cash, less small commission paid -the advertis img agency handling the business. XMuxatea iron can not De called a fraud nostrum; it Is a simple, every day tonic concocted of iron, phosphates and nux vomica, drugs daily prescrib ed by doctors.. THE INDEPENDENT could print this advertising without apology. But if THE INDEPENDENT opened its columns to this nostrum of highly exaggerated value, it would pre sent - an opening to Peruna, Wine ' of Cardui, Vinol, Tanlac, Dreco and scores of other nostrums that are meritorious largely for their alcoholic content and litle else. And so; consistent with its estab lished policy. THE- INDEPENDENT throws up $250 worth of Nuxated Iron advertising. Other newspapers will print this advertising and reap their NORFOLK MARKETS Norfolk, Va., July 24, 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 other than actual sales. y v. Do It Now! The doors of opportunity remain open for years,: but they close with a bang, and they never reopen. We are responsible for the good. we might do, and the world is poorer for our neglect, as no one can do our work. If there Is something that, needs doing, don't wait till tomorrow'- Do it now! "THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS" The only . official -: an,d authentic treatise of The League of Nation, a book of 192 oases, large type. .5Qc per eonv.VBv mail 4c extra tor pottage. Supplied by, THE INDEPENDENT Elizabeth City. N. C. upon receipt of price. Hens Eggs Frying chiikens Turkeys, live V 35c '. 42c 40c 30c Roosters, live -. 20c Ducks, live . . . 25c New Sweet Potatoes $11.00 New Irish Potatoes,primes ......$5.50 FOR YOUR COMPLEXION EL-O-CREAM is an elegant liquid complexion powder retailing for 50c a bottle. It is distinctively perfumed and refreshing soothing to sunburned skins. In hot weather it has an advantage over the usual complexion powders. It "stays put". It doesn't run off and the wind can't blow it off. It is face powder and lotion combined, but better than either. Sold in flesh tint, pink and white as you prefer. The City Drug Store H. S. Overman V. K. Overman Corner Water & Matthew Streets PHONE 288 MERITED CONFIDENCE Many Galeski patrons have a way of telling us about, what they Want and leaving all details to us. The satisfaction with which we have served our large clientele for over thirty years has merited their utmost confidence just as it will yours, when once we have served you. Ira ? h 1116 i Iff) 6? 209 CRANBY ST. (Opposite Monticello Hottl) Kodak Headquarters 111 S3j PjUUIUIIIlf ALFALFA Alfalfa hay makes the best, ana most nutritious feed for horses, cattle and all live stock. is the proper time for sowing-. When planted the end of Au gust or during September, Al falfa -will yield full crops and make under favorable conditions, four or five cuttings of nutri tious hay the following- season. Wood's Alfalfa Seed is Ameri can, grown and best quality obtainable. CRIMSON CLOVER Crimson Clover is the best of soil-improving and forage crops for Fail seeding. Makes one of the best Winter cover crops, fur nishes excellent grazing and the earliest green feed or a good hay crop. Get the best by order. Ing WOOD'S SEEDS NEW FAIL CATAX.OO gives full description and information,- and also tells about the best SEED OATS, SEED BYE, SEED WHEAT, for Fall sowing. Write for Catalog and price3 of any Seeds required. T.W.WOOD & SONS, SBEDsaxEir, siduttond, Va. IIIIIIIIIII The Federal Reserve System opens the doors so that vast sums are available to aid member banks. The system gives the greatest possible protection to de positors and also helps industries, merchants, farmers and business generally. Put your money in our bank where you get "National Safety," you can always get it when you want it. Your Vacation WILL NOT be a real vacation if you do not take a Kodak with vou. HALL has the KODAKS G. 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