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tVYljIl. OlA . '' THE INDEPENDENT. ELIZABETH CITY, N. C v FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31, i9l9 THE INDEPENDENT W. 0. SAUNDERS, Editor Published every Friday by W. 0. Saunders at 505 East Fear ing St., Elizabeth City, Pasquotank County, North Carolina. Subscription Rates: 1 Year $1.50; 6 months $1.00; 3 months 50c; Payable in Advance. r ' Entered 2rdl... matter atthe po. of fic. .t Elizabeth City, N. C. June 9. 1908 VOL. XII. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1919 NO. 598 a, LA Paying The Price - 'OR two decades prior to the European War, thd'big iridus- ' tries ot this .country .scourca .wa;vo"" : - " labor for American industries.., Jl he lowest, scum oi xne lowest strata of European society, -the unwashed, the unlettered were brought into this country by the big industries to compete with American labor. Many of the big industries maintained employment agents abroad and in many instances these agencies turnisnea transpor tation to America to whole families of lower class Europeans. These dirtv, illiterate, but thoroly human immigrants were out to work in our coal mines, in our steel mills, in our packing plants, in our lumber mills and where there was hard, uninviting work to do. With this class of labor the captains of industries kept down the standard of wages and kept down the standard of living of na tive labor. It was all very fine and very profitable for the big employers of labor for a time. The immigrant was content to live herded like cattl'e in the cheapest sort of tenements, was content to subsist up on the coarsest sort of food and accepted whatever wages the bosses elected to pay him. But while the immigrant sweated in the mill mine or stock yard and never got a bigger vision of American institutions than the corner saloon and the alley brothel, his children were in the public schools getting an education and acquiring the American appetite for the finer comforts of life. To-day this same immigrant labor, for a time so profitable, is the greatest liability on the hands of industrial America. The for eigner is making such trouble in the industrial centers of America to-day as to cause the owners of industry to frantically declare that a Red Terror exists in America. Everywhere the captains of in dustry are calling upon the plain, substantial, solid American stock to save them from this peril and make the country again safe for capitalism. Everybody is beginning to feel sorry for the poor capitalists ; they certainly are having troubles of their own; but it should not be forgotten that they have brought most of the trouble upon themselves. work is provided in the vineyard will get his daily ration the same as the worker for whom more work was, provided ; a society in which- j . all men will be truly equals; a society in 'which no man shall acquire rKfcb ' kvealth and cower at the expense of other men. Such-is'-the King dom of Christ, the Christian Brotherhood of Man If the class cons'cious capitalists in this country thought Jo- sephus -Daniels was talking seriously about putting the religion of Jesus Christ into actual practice in this world they would put a Bol shevik label on him and put him where they put Eugene Debs, Rose Pastor Stokes and a number of other consecrated mortals who talked the same thing and called it Socialism. s r ow Wild Drivers T TT A Ti T?TT T r'TTITJC A. f tl . A2 . -ir 1 1 n A A i-lllTl j-,lZ,rrL 1X1 Lll x o new uaniL ui viiiictiiccs win a.uu mwx m to the happiness, safety and peace of mind of every one, if gj:. Account? (M pitiperly. enforced. ;: The ordinance requiring automobiles to ilow down to. five miles an hour when turning corners or cross ing intersections of streets is especially desirable. Kj ; . yyi Five1 niiles js an irksome, bothersome gait for an automobihst, K? but the Citv fathers -were wise in not maKiner it more. io one is going' to throttle' down to five miles an hour. Automobilists always take as much liberty as they dare. Had the Aldermen made the limit ten miles instead of five, the automobilists would have stretch ed the ten mile limit to twelve or fifteen miles. If they stretch the five mile limit to seven, eight or even ten miles, then the great- Ujgj est traffice menace in the city will be removed. There are too many wild drivers in Elizabeth City and their dancer lies in the fact that thev do not know they are wild. There are boys and girls driving cars in this town who miraculously es cape killing or eettine killed many times in a week. If the new traffic ordinances are not enforced there will be many terrible and costly accidents in this town in the weeks to come. FIFTEEN THOUSAND Mexicans sat in a down pour of rain in the city of Mexico the other day, sat in a bull ring and listened to the singing of Caruso And then we are to believe that there is no good in these people, that they are a hopeless, ungovernable lot ! '11 believe it when I believe that Woodrow Wilson can set the sun back or control the prohibition element in Congress. This question is frequent ly asked in the business world arid it is often more significant than the mere matter of a bank account. The STRENGTH and far-reaching Influence of a great bank constitutes a Financial Prestige that is an asset to its patrons. SUGAR COMING Bolsheviks x am repeatedly asked, What is a Bolshevik? I will tell you. A Bolshevik, in this part of the world, is an employe who tries to undermine his employer. I have had Bolsheviks in my shop and I get rid of them just as fast as I find them out. The Bolshevik is a time killer, a joy killer and a trouble breed er You can recognize him in the shop in which heworks by the fact that he is always shoving his work off on his. fellow laborers. He can always find something to piddle at while he shoves the un desirable work off on his fellow workmen. You can recognize him outside the shop because he always has the men from some other shop around him, telling them how little he works and calling them names because they do an honest day's work. Your Bolshevik is forever breeding trouble. He hasn't the capacity for honest work, doesn't know how to perform any task well, but fools himself into thinking he is smart by giving as little labor as he possibly can for the wages he receives about it to the other fellows. Your Bolshevik isn't trying to undermine the government He doesn't know anvthing about government and doesn't care. He is content to undermine his employer and put unrest in the hearts of decent workers. If you gave him a co-operative commonwealth gave him industrial communism, gave him a Soviet form of govern ment, he .would starve to death, because under a true Soviet, the loafer, the trouble breeder and the time killer are not given mea tickets If you've got a Bolshevik in your shop, in your store, on your farm, kick him out. They are the greatest liability in your business A Bolshevik in Russia has a definite idea of a co-operative commonwealth in which every man must contribute his pro rata of the labor required by the commune. Your American Bolshevik has no such ideals. His idea is to do no work at all and the spirit of co-operation isnt in him. He will wreck any organization in which he is given any consideration at all; Kick him out. NOTHING CRIMINAL IN MRS SANGER'S MOVEMENT Voluntary Parenthood an Economic Ne- j cessity in Face of High Cost of Living and bragering Josephus On Thin Ice sffk DDRESSING the Western North Carolina Methodist Con ll D Ierence at Greensboro last Sunday, Secretary of the Navy JJ Daniels said : We may denounce what we call bolshevism, we may ridicule it, we may stick our heads in the sand and deny its existence, but the evil thing is with us. How can it be exorcised? Force can awe it today. Power. may subdue it to morrow, but there Is only one way to destroy the germ of. anarchy which has sprung up in the upheaval that follows war. That power is. the same which bade the unclean spirit come out of the man in the Gadarones two thousand r years ago. And it cannpt be invoked by the church until Christain men prac tice the brotherhood of man. Mr. Daniels has uttered a truth which is beginning to dawn in the minds of men everywhere after nineteen hundred years, of mis understanding and misapplication of the teachings of Jesus Christ The only way out of the disorder, revolution and chaos of these trying times is full acceptance of the teachings of the Martof Gal- lilee. Everything else has been tried and found wanting. Christian ity alone remains to be given a trial. Personally, I have been con vinced for a long time that the world ought to give Christainity a trial and auit makinsr a mockery of the teachings of Tesus. If we can't give Christainity a trial and wont give it a trial, then, let's be honest in our avarice, and close up our churches and quit pretend ing to be that which we are not. There is, however, an all powerful: obstacle to the acceptance of the teachings of Jesus : BIG BUSINESS IS AS HOSTILE TO CHRISTIANITY AS IT IS TO BOLSHEVISM. Big business and its servile henchmen the big politicians would call Christianiay Bol shevism and fight it with machine guns and bayonets were it pre sented them for serious consideration. Acceptance of the Christain idea of a brotherhood of man im plies an acceptance of a social state in which the rich will forfeit their wealth; a society in which the truly erreat will be those who truly serve ; a society in which the worker for whom only one hour's . There are four hundred thou sand pounds of sugar" due to ar rive from Cuba to this section ol the country, within the next few days If you will keep your eyes and ears open and be thoroughly alert to your every opportunity, you may get enough to sweeten your coffee, until another ship ment comes. It would be mightly hard for you to believe one of the most truthful individuals who might tell you that Clothing is just about as scarce today, as sugar, wouldn't it? You certainly would not believe that next .season's clothings are being rationed out to the retail dealers on a 60 per cent basis of this season's purchases, would you' However hard it may be for you to believe, the above state ments represent the axact con- 1'." P l .i .J1 anions lor DOtn tniS season ana jn order to conserve his own strength, next with respect to the whole- j learn how to fit the size of his family to sale clothing manufacturers hi earning. 0 Hilt between the nn'pr cIossps nf Fortunately we are blessed society and this knowledge stand certain with having the Biggest Stock ! laws which must be repealed. It is for that we have ever carried. And Tnp reiom 01 inose laws tnat rs- an more than that: We are selling them about 60 per cent below to- There has been a tendency in some quarters to misrepresent the work of Mrs. Margaret Sanger, the founder of the family limitation movement, who lectures in Elizabeth City next Sunday. Unionformed persons have said that she advocates criminal practices and de fiance of both criminal and civil laws. Nbthing is farther from the truth. Those who hear Mrs. Sanger Sunday will get an entirely different impression of the woman and her work. Mrs. Sanger is opposed " to large families of irrespon sible s. She believes that people who are not capable of raising or adequately providing for large families of child ren, should not be forced thru ignorance to have large families. She believes small er families will mean a stronger, health ier, saner, happier araee It should require no argument to make any worker who is earning less than $20 a week understand that he can not bring up an unlimited family on that wage, and that as he' can not get an unlimited wage, even by a long succession of strikes, he must in self defense, and for the sake of his wife and children, and F G N n ainijs ELIZABETH CITY, N. C. s Resources $3,600,000.00 CHAS. H. ROBINSON, Pres. L. S. BLADES, V.-Pres. W. C. GLOVER, V.-Pres. OFFICERS W. G. GAITHER, V.-Pres.-Cashr. M. R. GRIFFIN Asst.-Cashier M. H. JONES, Asst.-Cashier. day's market. If a Man, Young Man or Boy, wants dress themselves out from Hat to Shoes, in the Best and most Stylish Clothing, Furnish ings and Shoes to be found in North Eastern Carolina, at the most reasonable prices, come to see us I . J$ C A. COOKE, Elizabeth City, N. C. advertisement. ADS TOO LATE TO CLASSIFY LOST: Small leather pocket book bear ing imprint of Saving Bank & Trust Co. and containing money and receipt from Sharber & White Hdw. Co. for Pleasant Branch church. TJrobably lost on Poin dexter St. Finder will please notify T. SYKES, Mamie, N. C. and receive re ward. pQ31-lt 1 ger argues The objects of that league are clearly stated in the literature of the organiza-tion:- 1. To render available for the people's need, the best scientific knowledge as to how parenthood may be voluntary in stead of accidental; and as -a first step toward that end, the removal of the words "prevention of conception" from the Federal obscenity laws which now besmirch and degrade the question of intelligent parenthood by including it with penalized indecencies. 2. The education of parent's so that the birth of children may occur with due re gard to health, heredity, income, choice, environment and the well-being of the community. 3. Equal legal and social rights for il legitimate children, and justice for the unmarried mother. NORFOLK MARKETS FOB SALE: One of the best busineie propositions in Elizabeth City; six room dwelling and store corner Bell St. and Skinner's Ave., opposite Hosiery mill. Exceptional opportunity for an energe tic man. I am selling because I am too old to attend to the business. House, store ana stoat $Z,0W. Apply to C. H 1KEEJ1AN, on the property. p031-4t -i got iMymii c$ "and that was'WheVaanlc tbWprsfier lff tried to attactiWrbx:" office re ceipts." LouisvItJe Courier-Journal. THE LATEST PATTERNS IN WALL PAPER 7o Apiece, Gilt 10c Apiece , Window Shades. All Colors 36x72 65c. 8O0 nt,1 i 95 3690 80c, 90c and $L50 42x90 Kn AC AA MIW . SO OQ 54x90 o"TK Lucas, lb . . , 25 t loor stains, qt .65 THOMAS & MESSER CO., y. Established 1887 Odellbros. . COMMISSION MERCHANTS Wo Sell Products from the Farm. Shipments . solicited Norfolk, Va. my J.o-ivr.- Norfolk, Va., Oct. 30, 1919 Reported especially for THE INDE PENDENT by Jarvis & Fentress. The following prices represent aetual sales made to-day: Eggs 60c Hens . 30c Frying Chickens 30c to 35c Turkeys, live 35c to 38c Roosters, lre 20c Ducks, live 25 to 30c New Sweet Potatoes Yellow Barks ,!. $2.'25 to $2.40 Nancy Halls $2.50 LIVE STOCK PRICES Norfolk, Va., Oct. 30, 1919 ' The following quotations are actual sales made this day by Chas. R. Robert son Co., wholesale "commission mer chants, reported especially for THE IN DEPENDENT. Cattle L---- Lll!iilL 6 to 8c Veal Calves 17 to 18c Large Calves It-- 10c to 12c Fat Sheep 8 to 9c Live Hogs : 2 11c to 12c No quotations on dressed hogs. Wea ther too warm for shipments. 1 MONEY SAVING MAGAZINE CLUBS Save from 25 to 33 per cent By.fsubscribinsr before Nov. 10th. Write for 'Last Chance Price-list' ; CP. BARNES Subscription Agency Phone 492 Elizabeth City, N. C Leave orders at City Drug Store ! The Woman's Wear Store If wonderfiil Sinit Val Jtist Received Our New York r buyer was " fortunate in securing some very unusual suit values this week- and these suits arelnow' Redisplay. To those who -are raterested'we exte'rl'tf' diart invitation to see th,es garments. r Every suit is a special valuene ?lity and workmanship are of the high grade character that is known by our trade and that discriminating women demand in the garments they wear. ' Let Us Show Them To You . 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