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AUGUST 15. 1919
THE INDEPENDENT, ELIZABETH CITY, N. C
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er Always Cheap
T is hard for governments to consider soldiers as anything
but cannon fodder. For the purposes of patriotic propagan
da a soldier is, made a superman and a glorious hero for a
season Jiut ne'is sun cannon toaaer ana in ail financial considera
tion is treated as such. Our own government allowed a bonus of
$240 to all war workers holding bomb-proof jobs in administration
buildings in Washington. These war workers in Washington, who
fought the war on typewriters arid thru filing cabinets were paid
war time prices for their labor and labored only eight hours a day.
The soldier who was conscripted and seperated from his home,
friends and business to make the world safe for government clerks-;
who Endured . every hardship, exposed to every conceivable danger ;
and who got only $30 a month for his sacrifices and labor, was vot
ed a bonus of only $60 when he had finished his job. Congressman
Pou of North Carolina has introduced a Sill to correct this by giving
the discharged soldiers, sailors and marines of the world war a bo
nus of $240. Congress will enact the Pou Bill if Congress will pause
to consider the soldiers of this war as something more" than cannon
fodder The cheapest thing in the eyes of all governments seems to
have always been cannon fodder.
Norfolk's Biggest Store
50c to $1 a yard
N. C. WILL ABOLISH ALL
Mosaic Ideas of Sanitation Again
Effective After Lapse of
Loans and discounts ....
U. S. and Other Bonds . . .
Banking House ........
Reserved for Interest . . .
Cash and Due from Banks
...... . 265,433.69
Capital Stock .
Surplus and Profits
Circulation . .,. ..... . . ............
Bills Payable and Rediscounts ......
Individual Deposits . . .$1,871,442.10
Special Bond Deposits . 500,000.00
Bank Deposits 56,d02.89
U. S. Deposits 40,325.00
4 On Savings 4
Chas. H. Robinson, Pres.
L. S. Blades, V.-Pres.
W. C. Glover, V.-Pres.
W. G. Gaither,V-Pres.Cash.
M. R. Griffin, Asst.-Cashier
M. H. Jones, Asst.-Cashier
YOUwill find here
a most complete
stock of such hardware as
enters into the preparation
of food cooking, baking,
Whatever your par
ticular needs may be,
we can satisfy you thor
oughly both as to quality
and price. A visit to
our store may suggest
to you some welcome
Come in and
We will gladly
PUTS NO BAN ON CIDER
S. Attorney General Holds That This
Popular Tar Heel Beverage is -Not
BACK TO WORK MONDAY
Apple growers in North Carolina and
elsewhere may convert their products
into cider and offer it for sale without
danger of confiscation by the prohibition
agents of the Government, according to
a recent ruling by Attorney General Pal
mer that apple cider is hot a vinous liq
uor, and that the farmer who can af
ford to pay the tax when sold as wine
or when bottled and sold as a soft drink
can proceed without any legal restric
tions. Apple cider is classified as a non
intoxicating liquor, and therefore not
prohibited under the prohibition law.
WOULD RAISE BONUS
TO DISCHARGED SOLDIERS
North Carolina .Congressmen Think
They Are Entitled to Total
you buy it from
, it's worth
J. H. AYDLETT HARDWARE COMPANY
Jktaal Dept. ' .Wholesale Dept.
Hinton Building " Water Street
Elizabeth Citv. N. C
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I V. M. SMITH & CO
PRODUCE COMMISSION MERCHANTS
1 r, POULTRY AND EGGS A SPECIALTY w
rfc f5 Roanoke Dock Norfolk, Va.
Farant & Smith
Representative Pu of North Carolina
has introduced a bill in Congress'provid
ing an additional bonus of $180 for every
soldied, sailor and marine below the
rank of a commissioned officer who was
in the service of United States during
the World War. The additional bonus,
would bring the total allowed to the men
of the army and navy up to $240, the
amount given by the Government to war
workers in Washington, who, Represen
tative Pou declared, received salaries
three or four, times as large as did the
so do mice, once they eat RAT-SNAP.
And they leave no odor behind. Don't
take our word for it try a package.
Cats and dogs won't touch it. Rats
pass up all food to get RAT-SNAP.
25c size (1 cake) enough for Pan
try "Kitchen or Cellar. . ,
50c size (2 cakes) for Chicken house,
coops, or small buildings.
$1.00 size- (5 cakes') enough for all
farm and out-biuldingsr storage build
ings, or factory buildings.
Sold and Guaranteed by CITT DRUG
STORE. CULPEPPER HDW. CO. and
G. W. TWIDDT. Jy25-4t
Old Moses was a wise one at that.
Some 3,400 years ago he laid down a
sanitary law which in the year 1919
the Legislature of the state of Mortfl
Carolina used as a basis Tor the enact
ir -nt of a statute which is eypected to
do. more than any other, one move in
progressive sanitation to reduce the au
nual mortality in the State from typhoid
and other fecal born diseases. The law
of Moses, as recorded in Deuteronomy
23: 12-12, is as follows: "Thou shalt
have a place also without the camp,
whither thou shalt go forth abroad: And
thou shalt have a paddle upon thy wea
pon; and it shall be, when thou wilt ease
thyself abroad, thou shalt dig therewith,
and shalt turn back and cover that which
cometh from thee."
The new State privy law says: "Every
residence located within three hundred
yards of another residence must have an
improved privy of a type approved by
the State Board of Health", and the
State Health Bulletin issued in July
gives several approved types of privies,
together with the advantages and disad
vantages of each, and the methods of
their construction. be new law simply
means that the open back surface privy
will no longer meet the health require
ments and demands of modern civiliza
tion, and must be replaced by a type
which does not endanger the health of
the community. The term "privy" is
used to designate .every type of disposal
system, except sewer connections and
septic tanks of an approved design.
The danger of any open, insanitary
privy, acordihg to the Bulletin, is in pro
portion to the size of the population to
which it is related by either the fly or
water route. The zone of danger from
fly infection is a circle rugfely 600 yards
in diameter, which may jnclode from 16
to 20 homes with a total population
of from 90 to 120 people.' Thus in the
city the open back privy is a menace to
the health of many people who are in
no way responsible for it and have no
control over it, and the enforcement of
this law will protect these defenseless
homes against typhoid fever, dysentery,
and other '"privy-filth" diseases.
The responsibility for the sanitary
maintenance of the privy is definitely
fixed as resting upon the head of the
of the family or household, or the person
m charge f the property upon which the
privy is located? The law went into ef
fect npon the date ol its passage, Feb
ruary 24, 1919, but in order to give
everyone ample opportunity to comply
with Its provisions, the date for insist
ing upon compliance was fixed at Octo
ber 1. 1919, and upon that date inspec
tors will be put in the field. A privy
found insanitary or unsatisfactory in con-J
struction will be placarded, with the sign,
"Insanitary: Unlawful to Use," and the
inspector will specify the date upon
which this notice "becomes effective.
When condemnation s due to defec
tive construction, the oaer will be held
legally liable, and where the privy is con
demned because of neglect in mainte
nance, the user will be held responsible
under the law. "Violation of the law in
either respect constitutes a misdemean
or, and is punishable as such in the
courts of the State. When a privy is
found to be satisfactory, the inspector
will post the State privy license number
upon it, after having collected the license
fee of 40 cents If the privy is not ac
cording to the requirements of the law,
but reasonable evidence is furnjshed
showing that the person responsible is
acting in good faith, but for some una
voidable reason has been unable to com
ply with the provisions of the law, the
inspector will be given authority to waive
proscution temporarily, in this case the
inspector will collect the license fee as
usual, and affix to the privy a sign bear
ing the words, "License Pending." . Upon
his next visit the inspector will naturally
expect the requirments to have been met,
and he will not be disposed to pay much
attention to excuses.
All persons who have not complied
with the provisions of the new sanitary
law, and who are in some doubt as to
the type of privy which they must build,
should write at once to the State Board
of Health, Raleigh, N. O. and ask that
a copy of the July, 1919 Health Bulletin
be mailed them. ,
We have now reached the high-tide of demand for cool
fabrics for summer dresses and of the various sorts which
we might mention there are none more deservedly popular
than these pretty. Cotton Voiles.
They are durable as to quality and "-mighty stylish'
when made up. They are full 40 inches wide. Many beau
tiful pattern effects, but they are mostly dark colors.
They range in. price from 50c up to $1 a yard
The score or more of Negro dockmen
and freight handlers who went on a
strike at the Norfolk Sourthern freight
depots in this city last week, returned to
work Monday morning pending- settlement
of their demands. The'U. S. R. R. Ad
ministration, told the men if they would
go back to work their claims would be
given prompt consideration, but that no
attempt at a settlement would be made so
long as the men remained out. The long
shoremen are asking for a bonus of ten
cents an hour during the sweet potato
movement, a bonus, which they had for
merly received but which was denied
them when the sweet potato movement
began ihts season.
Kpr five days last week Elizabeth City
shippers were compelled to load their
stuff on cars and receivers of freight in
this city had to haul their own freight
out of cars. The longshorement would
not work and threatened to call a strike
all along the lines of the Norfolk Sou
thern if non union labor were employed
to relieve the situation.
SHARK FISHING NOW
Ugly Fish Now Provides Food
For Man and Beast and Val
able Oil and Leather
Beach Cloth Suitings, 36 inches
wide, shown in plain colors. A -most
excellent material where du
rability is demanded.
Priced at 50c a yard.
Percales that are of a good "
quality, in a showing that com
prises many pleasing pattern ef
fects in neat stripes and checks.
These- goods are full 36 inches
Priced at only 39c a yard.
Romper Cloths, full 32 inches
wide, shown in many striper pat
terns, fancy effects and the want
ed plain colors.
An excellent material for chil
Priced at 50c a yard.
Linen Suitings, 36 inches wide,
in a showing that comprises most
plain colors. .
A special value so long as pre
sent supply holds out.
Priced at $1.50 a yard.
Dress Ginghams that ange from
27 to 32 inches wide; the assort
ment comprises many pleasing ef
fects in neat checks, plaids and
plain colors. They are of the ser
Priced at 29c to 75c a yard.
Shirting Madras, full 32 inches
. wide, shown in neat stripe pat
One'cf the largest and best se
lected displays of these goods that
we have ever presented.
Priced at 50c to 75c a yard.
Plume Street First Floor
Most Favored White
We could not mention more desirable White Materials
or ones that would give better service than those told of
in the following list. You can depend upon their being
Norfolk's best values.
Shark fishing is now a profitable in
dustry in North Carolina and one shark
fishery is in operation at Morehead City.
Just a few years ayo no ope looked upon
a shark as good for anything except an
occasional news item. A few years ago
the government began to investigate the
shark and found that he is not only a good
food fish, but that ht yields highly val
uable by-products in leather and oils.
Uses for all parts of the shark have
developed. The hides are made into
leather, liver oil is obtained and sells at
Kthe plant unrefined for eighty cents to
$1.10 a gallon and the flesh and waste
is turned into fish scrap to be used in
fertilizers. Fish meal, a valuable ani
mal food, also is a by-product. Shark
meat for human consumption is sold and
demand for it is increasing. Large quan
tities are reported in storage in Northern
cities, especially in New York and New
England, where its popularity is most
As many as 200 sharks, measuring
from three to fifteen feet in length, have
been caught by the Morehead City fishery
in a single day. The fishery is one. of
the several owned by a New York con
cern. The same concern operates a tan
nery in Newark, N. J. where shark hides
are converted into fine and expensive
In a room of the Bureau of Fisheries
in the Division of Fish Industries . in
Washington, D. C. there are tables of
shoes, black and tan colored travelling
bags, suitcases, music rolls, cardcases,
pocketbooks and novelties of various
shades, lain, embossed and grained, that
are a delight to the eye and without of
fense to the nose, although every one of
them is made from a fish skin. Near
by are sheets of leather, soft and beau
tifully tanned, that once had covered that
useless fish, the shark, or a porpoise or
a devil fish. Non but an expert would
say they were not samples of superior
grades of leather made from the hides
of animals such as are commonly used
in the trade. One likes to feel them
and wonders at their pliability 4and their
varied shades gun metal, tan, terra cot
ta, red blue, gray and brown, to those
that seem like watered silk. The finish
Nainsook, shown in a variety of
weaves- and qualities at prices
much below the present market.
Put up in bolts of ten yards each.
Priced from $1.98 to $6.98 a bolt.
White. vones in widths front 40
to 45. inches, shown in the best
plain weaves. The most satisfac
tory wash material for summer.
Priced from 25c to $1.50 a yard.
White wagh Organdies, of splen
did grade with a crash finish; in
widths from 40 to 45 inches.
Long Cloths, full 36 inches wide, S
of fine quality with a soft finish. , S
Sold in bolts containing ten yards EE
of material. SZ
Priced from $1.98 to $3.98 each. EE
White Skirtings of the best pual- S
ities, in plain and fancy weaves EE
and gabardines and satinette, 36 EE
inches wide. A wide variety. . EE
'Priced from 59c to $l.'25 a yard. EE
White voiles with. tripeC, and . - S
plaid and also ndvelty patterns, in S
the full 36-inch width. , 2
Priced from bOc to $1.50 a yard.
Plume Street--First Floor
Priced from 39c to $1.00 a. yard.
CUT ELECTRIC WIRES
Some person desiring to make trouble
for the Electric Light Company cut one
of the company's wires in the First Ward
Monday with the result that part of that
ward was in darkness Monday night. The
penalty for suqh an act is two years in
the penitentiary- The party suspected of
having cut the wire is said to have left
WANTED: To ren'., two horse 'farm
Want land that will grow arty crop. I
have my own horses, farming implements
and plenty of labor. GEO. CHAPPELL,
R. F. D. 3, 'Elizabeth City, N. C It.
FOR SALE: One saw mill complete,
rope drive and friction feed, equipped
with Knight dogs; also swinging cutoff
saw, trucks and yard rail. Two new cir
cular saws. Two cutoff saws. One cham
nirm Mnnksmith f oree complete. 1 wall
drill and set of blacksmith tools, 1 6-horse
vertical boiler in good condition.1 1 24
inch surfacer or planer, counter shaft and
and necessary pulley 8 for same. 1 boat,
length 33ft., lift beam, built of 1
juniper copper fastened, equipped with 12
H.P. Standard- marine motor in good con
dition. Also 1 hull 28 by 8, with cabin no
engine. These articles may be seen by
calling for N. B. EVANS, or write him, at
212 W. Fearing St., Uity. ,.
If you are not getting THE INDE- -PENDENT,
fill in this blank, pin
your check or mtfney order for $1.50
to it and try it for a year. It will
make you think and men and wo
men who don't think in these try
ing times are in a fair way to get
erowded off the earth.
Elizabeth City, N. C.
Inclosed find $1.50 for which send
THE INDEPENDENT for one year to
Write it plainly
Why People Buy Rat-Snap in Prefer
ence to Rat- Poteon.
Invest in This
DIVIDENDS ABSOLUTELY ASSURED
Homes Were Never in Greater Demand in Elizabeth City
Whereas E. F. Spencer and asspciates have acquired West
Main St. property adjoining the residences of W. A. Pinner and C. R.
Pugh. Three hundred (300) feet fronting on Main St. by two hundred
fifty three feet (253) deep extending to Cherry Street by three
hundred feet. "on said Cherry St; and whereas E. F. Spencer and
associates are desirous of converting the said property into a Hous
ing Corporation for the purposes of constructing residences in Eliz
abeth -City it is therefore proposed:
That those whose names are subscribed hereto in the amount
set opposite their names agrees with E. F. Spencer and those whose
names. are hereto subscribed to take and pay for stock in the Cor
poration to be organized for the purpose herein set forth, for which
Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000) shall be subscribed and stock is-
sued to the subscribers hereto in amounts equal to the amounts
.Ten per cent of the amount subscribed. are herewith paid to
the Trustee herein after named, the balance payable subject to the
call of the Board of Directors of the proposed Corporation. But
E. F. Spencer reserves the right to cancel such subscripitioii and
return all moneys paid provided the minimum sum of Fifty Thou
sand Dollars ($50,000) shall not be subscribed within sixty days.
That the said Corporation to be formed shall build ten or
twelve bungalows arranged according' to plans hereto attached
to be determined by the Board, of Directors of the proposed Cor
poration. . , F
That E. F. Spencer and the associates will sell the land above
described to the proposed Corporation at the price of Twelve Thou
sand Dollars (12,000) and the said E, F. Spencer will expect to re
ceive for his commission in soliciting stock in the proposed Corpor
ation five per cent, which he hereby agrees to take in stock in the
That G. R. Little, Clerk of Superior Court, shall be named as
Trustee for all funds payable to the proposed Corporation until the
same is duly organized.
(1) RAT-SNAP absolutely kils rats
and mice. 2) What it doesn't kill it
scares away. (3) Rats killed with
RAT-SNAP, leave no smell, they dry
up inside. C4) Made in cakes, no mix
ing with other food. (5) Cats or dogs
won't touch it. Three sizes, 25c BOc
M.oCk Sold and guaranteed by CITY
DRUG STORE, CULPEPPER HDTW
pAl-lt CO. anS G. W. TWIDDT. Jy25-4t
I hereby subscribe for shares of stock in the
above proposed .Corporation at a par value of $100.00 per
share. Enclosed find my check for $ . . : . covering-
ten (10) per cent of the par value of stock purchased.-
Make Check Payable to G. R. Little, Trustee and mail same to G.
R. Little or E. F. Spencer, Elizabeth City, C. -
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