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' HAlfelGH N c COMP ... . .- -. -I.vl . . . . TTT 17Tr TtilTWvTTfSJ TV 17 rr TV "5 T T" VOL. XII. ELIZABETH CITY, N. C FRIDAY OCTOBER 31, 1919 NO. 598. WILL AWARD MEDAL TO Will Be City's Handsomest House of Worship MARGARET SANGER WILL LECTURE HERE SUNDAY Founder of The Family Limitation Movement To . r Make Her, First Appearance In Any Southern City MRS. PERRY AT THE FAIR Impressive Ceremony Commemorating Heroism of Pasquotank Soldier To Be Feature of Armistice Day at The Elizabeth City Fair nother unusual government attraction will come to the Eliza beth City District Fair, Nov. 11, 12 13. 14 and 15. The War De partment has assigned the "I Cross Five" to the Elizabeth City pa;r, "The I Cross Five" is an organization of three officers anu 2 uniformed soldiers. They have a fourteen piece military band and a baseball team travel in their own trucks, camp on the. fair orounds. furnish music on occas sion and will play baseball with anv team in northeastern North Carolina that dares to challenge. The "I Cross Five'' is a recruit in? organization but the Fair needed their brass band and there is always a demand here for ball players. Secretary Case persuad ed the War Department to . let i Elizabeth City have that "I Cross Five" for the Fair. No one seems to know what "I Cross Five" means, but maybe that will be ex plained in time. Arrangements have also been concluded for an impressive cere mony on Tuesday Nov. 11, Armis tice Day and the opening day of the Fair. The War Department will on that occasion present a distinguished Service Medal to Mrs. Mary L. Perry of Okisko, whose son Seth Perry was killed in action in France while carrying- out an order requiring unus ual daring and bravery. The me dal will be presented by Col. A. IV. P. Anderson who will come to Ilizabeth City, from Washington, $: C. for thejoceosion This will be the only distinguished service medal to have been awarded in this county and this event alone makes an impressive feature at traction for the first day of the Fair. The addition of $600 in purses for the races, bringing the total purses up to $3,200.00, has created something of a sensation in rac ing circles. No fair in eastern North Carolina ever before offer ed such purses. There will be three races daily with the excep tion of the ooenins: dav. Here is7 the program : TUESDAY, NOVEMBER II 2:30 Trot Purse - $300.00 WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12 - 2:18 Pace Purse $400.00 2:15 Trot Purse $200.00 J4 Mile Dash (best 2 in 3 heats) Purse $125.00 THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13 Free for all Trot or Pace Purse $500.00 2:13 Pace Purse - . $200.00 1 Mile Dash (hurdles) Purse $150.00 FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14 122 Trot Purse $400.00 District race. Trot or Pace, re cords not better than 2:50. No entrance fee. Purse $100.00 54 Mile Dash (best 2 in 8 heats) Purse $125.00 SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15 !:17 Trot Purse $400.00 2:1!) Pare Purse $200.00 5-8 Mile Dash (best 2 in 0 heats) Purse $100.00 All f-ntries close Thursday, November tot at 1 1 o'clock, p. m. Horses called Womptly each day at 1:00 o'clock. Ra- start at 1:30 p. m. p0RK SCHOOL STARTS WITH GOOD ATTENDANCE With an opening enrollment of 56 pu P"1". 27 boys and 29 girls, the Fork fchool. j y. D. 3, City, began the ses on f-f 1010-1920 last Monday. The fear-tars for this year are Ralph Pool, prinfira!. Misses Carrie and Eula Pap PttuHtk. assistants. The work of this which is- a special tax county tlgh sch..l. will this year include the tenth grade. New equipment has been "ght ami will soon be installed, where ? is ii.jpf., to make the work of the .001 ra"rc effective, and it is planned - faI1 to set out suitable shade trees n the w-hool grounds, protected in snch way that the danger of damage to eta by stock and trespassers will be Practically eliminated. The enrollment tfle opening anr first wPck sehor.l. week is the largest for in the history of the prLXAI;K: Used tubes all sizeB. Re Vlfp ?! m condition. THE SER ton T'i . E' Deans & Winder, Hin- c031- ELIZABETH CITY HEARDMEEKINS Home Man Captures- Audience That National Figures Could n't Attract Elizabeth City that wouldn't give half an audience to Speaker Champ Clark Vice President Marshall and Senator Jim Reed, packed the Alkrama Theatre Sun day afternoon with one of the most in telligent audiences that could be got to geiuer, to near itiiizaoetn uity s own distinguished citizen Col. Isaac M. Meek ins say what he had to say about the Covenant of the League of Nations. Col. Meekins was in good form Sunday afternoon and made a forceful speech. He spoke under the auspices of the Eliz abeth City Housewives League. Class ing himself as one in favor of the Lea-: gue of Nations with explanations or re servations, he proceeded to show clearly and convincingly the dangers to the sov erignity of America in accepting every article of the League Covenant as now written. He received a volume of ap piause wnen ne declard tnat any man who stood for Article X without reser vations should. De willing to shoulder a gun or send his sons to any part of the world whenever some foreign council should conclude that some foreign powei needed military aid. The speaker pointed to the fact that "nowhere in the Covenant of the League of Nations is war denounced as illegal or immoral and he couldn't under stand why a League to establish peace on earth and good will to all men should require greater armies and greater navies than, before. He thought the covenanters would have shown greater faith and been more entitled to our confidence had they resolutely made a considerable reduc tion of armaments at the outset. Col. Meekins declared his opinion that the Covenant of the League of Nations harbors the seed of countless future wars and predicted that the German people would .reaeniLthe, terms vof . peace by force of arms .as soon r as Germany' is rehabilitated. He said it was all very well for Amer ica to want to assume the role of pro tector to every weak and needy nation on earth, but that it is an expensive game to play, as indicated by the cost of our recent effort in making the world safe for Belgium. France and England. He indicated that the American public might eventually rebel against the expense of such highly expensive humanitarianism. A hot and sultry afternoon had no effect on the audience, which stayed with the speaker until the end of his address, applauding his patriotic peroration vig orously and with enthusiasm. 212 PER CENT INCREASE PROVIDENCE TOWNSHIP Revaluation of This Township Helps Put Pasquotank in Better Light The report of the Board of Appraisers ofPasqnotank county on the revaluation of property in Providence Township will raise the percentage of increase under revaluation in Pasquotank. "With only Newland township heard from last week, Pasquotank stood at the foot of the list in this district, with an increase of only 100 per cent; the lowest increase made by any county in the district. Values in Providence Township show an increase of 212 per cent. Here are the figures from the office of District Supervisor P. H. Williams. Acres appraised under revaluation 13,231. Acres listed in 1917 13,974, showing a loss of 743 acres. The value given in 1917 was $13,974. The appraisers' val ue under revaluation is $572,799, a gain of $389,105, or 212 per cent. WHEN DICK OWENS FELL INTO THE TICKET BOX Marshall's Minstrels Provided Free Seats for Mr. Owen's Many Friends One of the showmen with Leon Mar shales' Minstrels which showed in Eliza beth City Monday night made a mistake when he tried to get rough with Dick Owens, a well known Elizabeth City boy. joung Mr. Owens got in the showman's way and the showman gave, him a rude shove which landed Owens into the tick et .''bpxv Owens pulled himself out of the ticket box with both hands full oi tickets which he obligingly passed out to the crowd at the front entrance. Pro bably a hundred bystanders had gained admission on these tickets before the manager of the show got onto what had happened. MORE COTTON GINNED There were 1,246 bales of cotton ginn ed in Pasquotank county, from the crop of 1919 prior to October 18, 1919, as compared with 461 bales ginned to Oct ober 18, 1918. There were 1,250 bales of cotton gin ned in Camden county, from the crop of 1919 prior to October 18, 1919, as compared with 277 bales ginned to Oct ober 18, 1918. The figures are furnish ed by N. A. Jones, Special Agent. THE above illustration is from the architect's drawing of the new First M. E. non in mis cuy. since ine drawing was wmcn win mane me sunaay acnooi uepartment in the rearoT tne cnurch quite as imposing as the front perspective. But for the exception of changes in the Sunday School department, the new house of worship when completed will be as repre sented in the picture. The building will cost $100,000 or more and will be the best equipped house of worship occupied by any Southern Methodist congregation. . - ROAD BUILDING WELL UNDER WAY Higgs Denies Lie Concerning the Cost of Weeksville Highway Reports that the Pasquotank Highway Commission will expend the entire bond issue of .$500.00 in the construction of one highway from Elizabeth City to Weeksville, i.s calmly denied this week by County Road Engineer T. L. Higgs. Work on the Elizabeth City-Weeksville Hieh- way is now under way and, basing his estimate upon the cost of the work so far completed. Engineer Higgs says the cost of this piece of road will come .within his original estimate of $200,000. Work on the Weeksville Highway is now proceeding in good shape after weeks of unavoidable delay, due to slow ship ments of gravel and other material. . A short section of the road just complet ed at Weeksville gives some idea of the smoothness, strength and permanency of the type of road which is being built. Irresponsible parties, subsidized by crooked politicians, have tried to discre dit, the work of the Pasquotank High- juCjnioissipu and the .air has been fill ed with false statements and misinforma tion concerning the road building in Pas quotank. The work, now under way, will speak for itself within a few weeks. BUY SEVENTY SEVEN VILLA HEIGHTS LOTS Spencer, Thompson and Wilson to Devel op Desirable Property One of the biggest local real estate deals of the year was closed this week wfien E. F. Spencer, C. E. Thompson and J. Kenyon Wilson, trading as Spen cer, Thompson & Wilson, purchased 77 lots of the Villa Heights subdivision from J. E. Commander. The lots purchased are on Cherry, Oak and Holly Streets, just north of West Main St., in one of the most de sirtble sections of the city. Messrs. Thompson, Spencer & Wilson will put these lots on the market at an early date. It is their intention to offer them to small investors and prospective home builders on easy terms. AUTHORITY TO MOVE COLLEGE IS TRUSTEES Trustees of Chowan College Empowered -to Sell Property at Murfreesboro if Deemed Advisable The two Baptist associations of north eastern North Carolina in joint session at Seaboard, N. C. on Tuesday, October 28, adopted a resolution authorizing the Board of Trustees of Chowan College to do whatever they think advisable to promote the best interest of the college with respect to its removal from the town tf Murfreesboro. Should they de cide to move the college, they are em powered to sell the present property of the college to the best advantage. Delegates attending from this association Chowan to west Chowan were, Rev. H. K. Williams, J. G. Gregory, P. S. Vann and C. A. Cooke of Elizabeth City; Rev. G. P. Harrel, Belcross, W. W. Saw yer, Columbia, and Rev. A . A. Butler of Center Hill.'j '' v):"V " JENNETTE CULPEPPER Miss Margaret Culpepper, younger daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. B. Culpep per, of this city, was married to Mr. Warren H. Jennette, Wednesday after noon. The wedding was at the home of the bride's parents on Pennsylvania Ave. Miss Culpepper is one of Elizabeth Ctiy'fc most popular young women, prominent socially and in religious circles. Mr. Jennette is the senior member of the wholesale produce firm of Jennette Bros. Co., of this city, and one of the city's best known and most substantial business men. Mr. arid Mrs. Jennette are taking their honeymoon in eastern cities and will be at home on West Main St. after Nov. 15," 1919. FOR SALE: 25 head of hogs; will weigh on average 75 pounds each. Apply to LEM BROWN, Belcross, N. C. p031-lt. maae xne Duuaing committee ot the church OPPORTUNITY FOR LOCAL MERCHANTS Fair week in Elizabeth City, Nov. II, 12, 13, 14 and 15 offers an un usual opportunity to Elizabeth City merchants to increase their sales and lasting friendship among the thou sands of visitors who will throng the city. It is an opportunity also to renew many an old acquaintance and spread good will, the greatest asset that can be possesed by any business or any community. Most of the people who come to the Fair week after ' next will be people who read this newspaper. The only way the local merchant can meet these good folk on their Way and welcome them into the city is thru the advertising columns of this newspaper. Every progressive, wide awake house in Elizabeth City should extend the glad hand thru the ad vertising columns of this newspaper next week. THE INDEPENDENT is prepared to carry your message and will publish next week just as big a paper as you will stand for if you will co-operate by. making reser vation for advrtislag space, bow this - week. Dont wait till nxt"wekwhen att spaee fir next "wetJtVedhion "will be oversold. ' TWO PASQUOTANK BOYS WON AT STATE FAIR Corn Club Showing at State Fair Not So Good, But Pasquotank Was on the Job Teddy Nichols of Purlear, North Car olina, in Wilkes County, had the best ten ear club exhibit of corn at the State Fair, winning first place in the exhibit from the mountain counties, and third place in the sweepstakes contest open to both adults and children from over the entire State. Wayne Monday of Weaverville, in Buncombe County, won third prize in the exhibits from the moun tain counties. In the Coastal Plain counties, William Sanders of Weeksville, in Pasquotank County, won first prize; Cecil Brake of Rocky Mount, in Edgecombe County, won second and Herman R. White, of Eliz abeth City, in Pasquotank County won third. For the Piedmont Secuon, Hugh Leo nard of Lexington, in Davidson County, won first prize for the best exhibit of corn from this section. E. P. Roberts of Stem, in Granville County, won. se cond prize, and Henry Baker of New ton, in Catawba County, won third prize. According to S. J. Kirby, specialist in Crop Clubs, who had charge of this de- jpartment for the State Fair, the exhi bits made by the club boys tms year were not up to their usual standard, due, in a large measure, to a poor growing sea son. The clubs had only about 100 exhibits of corn this year. MRS. HATTIE BAILEY Mrs. Hattie Bailey died at the home of her son, Kenyon Bailey, on Riverside Avenue, this city, this morning. Fun eral arrangements had not been com- 'leted when this newspaper went to press. . NOTICE ADVERTISERS! The volume of advertising car ried by this newspaper is constantly increasing. It is not advisable as yet to increase the size of this paper. We are endeavoring to keep it down to 12 pages, which is then the equiva lent of J 5 pages of the average home paper. This means that from week to week we are compelled to turn ' down advertising copy that comes in as late as Wednesday. Advertisers who want space in this newspaper are urged to get their copy into this office on Monday or Tuesday of the week- of publication when possible. When not possible to do this, kindly arrange for space to be held for you. And for the love of mike, don't ask us "When do you get to press?" We would never go to press if every ad vertiser waited until press day to bring his copy in. - r Church South, now in process of construe has called for a revision of the plans STORES ARE NOW CLOSING EARLY Elizabeth City Retail Stores Close at 9 o'clock Saturday Nights, 5:30 Other Days Elizabeth City retail stores now close at 5 :30 o'clock every after noon except Saturday and will close at 9 o'clock Saturday nights. The hours have heretofore been 10 o'clock Saturday nights and 6 o'clock on other days. . This action upon the part of the merchants was taken Monday night at a meeting of the Mer- chants Association and went in to effect Tuesday For the pub lic it simply means do your shop ping a little earlier. For the mer chants and their sales people it means better hours and more freedom. . . .. FAIR TO TAKE CARE OF FARM PRODUCTS Board of Directors Authorize Secretary Case to Make Room For Agri cultural Feauires The Albemarle Agricultural Associa titn will make ample provisions to house all agricultural, horticultural, dairy, can ning club and other farm and home ex hibits at the big fair, to be held at Eliz abeth City Nov. 11 to 15. This announce ment was authorized yesterday by Sec retary Case who has been given full au thority by the Board of Directors to make more room for exhibits, even if it is nec essary to secure the loan of a big water-proof Chautauqua tent at an expense of $350. This announcement will revive the en thusiasm of those who were interested in making of this fair a truly great agri cultural exposition. In undertaking to give northeastern North Carolinians a fair five years ahead of all expectatitns, Secretary Case found two weeks ago that practically all of the space in the on exposition building had been taken for big government educational, agricultural and military exhibits, leaving no room for an exposition of our own resources To overcome this more room will be p vided. (advertisement) MRS. WOOTTEN COMING ELIZABETH CITY and EDENTON Mrs. Bayard Wootten, specialist in home photography, will be open for appointments in both Elizabeth City and Edenton next week. Elizabeth City people desiring an appointment with Mrs. Wootten should 'phone Mrs. Saunders, Phone 284 or 572. Edenton people can see semples of Mrs. Wooten's work and leave their name and address at Leggetfs Drug Store. "(advertisement) -'.i. NO EXAGGERATION I do nut make exaggerated state- ments about my work. Very re markable results often follow , the correction of bad vision by proper ly fitted gb ises. It does not fol low, that bad eyes are respbnsible for all ills and that the fitting of eye glasses is a panacea for every ailment. My especial claim to your patronage is based upon my long experience coupled .with my unusual facilities for testing the vision, grind ing the lenses and fitting the glass es on the premises. Upon investi gation you will find that I can give the same service you would expect to find in a metropolitan city. DR. J. D. HATHAWAY ,.!, -Optometrist Phone 999 Bradford Bldg. SHE LECTURES SUNDAY ll,(ll.lllt J MRS. MARGARET SANGER HERE then is a reproduction of a re cent photograph of tars. Margaret San ger, the woman who hopes to emanci pate her sex by making parenthood vol untary and not a matter of accident and mishap. She will lecture at the Alkra ma Theatre in this city at 4 o'clock San- day afternoon. No charge will be made for admission. RED CROSS ROLL CALL BEGINS NEXT SUNDAY Pasquotank Called Upon for $5,000, Mostly for Home Work The Red Cross Roll Call Campaign begins on Sunday, the 2nd of November, WSt- close . ott. Novemberlltb Ar mistice Day. When the RetPTJross ex pects to celebrate, the first anniversary of victory by going over the top wtih the largest number of members that the Red Cross has had, and with Fifteen Millions of Dollars of subscriptions for relief work. This is the program of the National Red Cross. Pasquotank is called upto supply on ly sixteen hundred dollars of this sum. The Local Chapter of the Red Cross has, however, another program of relief. Work in foreign lands has heretofore consum ed practically all of the time ' and at tention of the Red Cross, but now that the war is over attention is to be given to things at home. The Local Chapter realizes that with another Influenza ep idemic almost staring us in the face, there will be untold suffering this win ter among our own people. The Chap ter has, therefore, determined to ask the jpeople of Pasquotank County for the sum of Five Thousand Dollars ' out of this. Our quota of sixteen hundred will be paid to the Red Cross, the balance will be devoted to relief work among our people. RUBINOW WILL ADDRESS COTTON FARMERS HERE Director of the N. American Assn, C. Division of The Here Saturday S. G. Rubinow, director of the North Carolina Division of the American Cot ton Association, will speak to the mem bers of the Pasquotank branch of the Association at the Court House in this city Saturday afternoon, Nov. 1, at 2 o'clock. While Mr Rubinow comes to speak at a meeting of the Association all farm ers and business men, whether members or not, are urged to hear him. Mr. Rubinow will tell the cotton growers what has already been done to advance the price of cotton and will give them some eye opening facts as to what is being done to boost the price still high er. POLICE TELL GYPSIES TO MOVE OUT AND ON Why The Authorities Let suon v i rasn Stop at Alt Ought to be Explained; . .. ' , foifa , "Move on," is the order given by the Elizabeth City police to a band of 15 or "20 Gypsies who pitched their tents on the outskirts of the city this week. These Gypsies have been an enaiess source of annoyance to the Elizabeth City public. They are a dirty, bother some, vagrant lot, having no visable means ot support except tueir wumcu who prowl the streets and pose as for tune tellers. Why the authorities permit such filthy, undesirable vagrants to lin ger an hour in a community is a uttie hard to understand. Bird Trials. It is said to be an established fact that several kinds of birds, crows in particular, hold trials,to Judge one of their number which has in some way offended. Mrs. Margaret Sanger, whose crusade for voluntary parenthood has made her internationally fa mous will lecture at the Alkra ma Theatre in Elizabeth City at 330 oclock Sundav afternoon. Nov. 2. Her subject will be "Wo man's Place in the Twentieth Cen tury." In this lecture Mrs. San get will tell her Elizabeth City audience something of her exper ience in this country and abroad in her fight for the repeal of laws in conflict with the idea of fam- ny iiim udLiuii or uinn control. This will be Mrs. Sanger's first visit to the south and Elizabeth City will be the first city in the south to hear her. Several months ago Mrs. Sanger met W. O. Saun ders in New York City. She man ifested an interest in the south and said she hoped some day to make a tour of the southern states. "Come to Elizabeth City," said Mr Saunders, "and I will have an audience for you. Mrs. Sanger agreed then and there to come. There will be no charge for Sunday's lecture. W. O. Saun- ders has guaranteed Mrs. San gers expenses and will accept any free offering to help defray these expenses but no one should stay away trom the lecture on that account. The women of Elizabeth City will have an opportunity Sunday to see and hear one of their own sex who has devoted her life to the emancipation of women and braved the jails of two continents in- carrying- lie message ;toihe world. Her wonderful personal ity, her keen intellect, her abso lute fearlessness and her person al purity have won for her the ad miration and esteem of all who have come in contact with her. . After the lecture Sunday after noon Mrs. Sanger will hold a re ception for women only ana those desiring information as to where to obtain books and liter ature on the Voluntary Parent hood movement can obtain such information from Mrs. Sanger at that time. Before announcing Mrs. San ders appearance in Elizabeth City W. O. Saunders personally interviewed' several physicians and ministers and asked them if they thought . there would be any objection to Mrs. Sanger's ap pearance here There was none, but the precaution was taken be cause there is always some one to protest against any new idea or any departure from the rut of conventionalism. Ministers and physicians generally will' hear Mrs Sanger with peculiar inter est because she represents a movement which they are trying to understand. EDENTON FAIR DRAWS UNUSUALLY BIG CROWDS Edenton's Asphalt Streets Make a With Thousands of Visitors Hit The Chowan Fair at Edenton is at tracting crowds to that town this week, such as Edenton has never seen before. The nine miles of wide newly paved a&. phalt streets especially have attracted automobiles from far and near. Those excellent streets and a genuinely good fair are making the right sort of impres sion! on visitors. The weather for the Edenton Fair has been ideal. The Chowan Fair, like most easteii North Carolina fairs, is sadly wanting however, in one important particular; it does not 'faithfully represent the agri cultural and other natural resources of its territory. The exhibits at the Cho wan Fair are not what they should be and do not begin to give the visitor an idea of the wonderful farms, fisheries and back country that have made Eden ton one of the most prosperous and sub stantial towns in the state. BALLOON BURNS UP . The balloon .to have made ascensions at tne Edenton Fair caught fire while being filled for its first ascension on the Edenton Fair grounds Wednesday and went up in smoke.