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THE INDEPENDENT ELIZABETH CITY, N. C.
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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 .
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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
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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,
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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
' 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
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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
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npwsnanpr is wfihns to accord to every man his own opmions.
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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
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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
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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
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, 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
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
Turkeys, live V
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
It is face powder and lotion combined, but
better than either.
Sold in flesh tint, pink and white as you
The City Drug Store
H. S. Overman V. K. Overman
Corner Water & Matthew Streets
Many Galeski patrons
have a way of telling us
about, what they Want
and leaving all details to
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.
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209 CRANBY ST.
(Opposite Monticello Hottl)
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 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.
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.
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banks. The system gives the
greatest possible protection to de
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merchants, farmers and business
Put your money in our bank where you
get "National Safety," you can always get it
when you want it.
WILL NOT be a real
vacation if you do not
take a Kodak with vou.
HALL has the
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Norfolk & Richmond
And Affords the Best and Cheap
est Insurance Against Decay.
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CHAS. H. ROBINSON, - President.
DR. L. S. BLADES. - - Vice-Pres.
W. C. CLOVER, ----- - Vice-Pres.
W. G. GAITHER, -M.
R. GRIFFIN -M.
H. JONES, -
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