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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-
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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.
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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.

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