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THE INDEPENDENT, ELIZABETH CITY, N. C
FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 1921.
Here, There and Everywhere
A Digest of Odds and Ends of General News and Information
Edited For Readers of The Independent.
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Tradition tells us that Mary Chilton
was the first person to step ashore
when the passengers of theNMAY- f
FLOWER landed in Plymouth in
1620. She was thus literally the
first lady of the land" and in recog
nition of this distinction and in ap
preciation of her sterling character,
this leading Colonial, pattern bears
We have just received this pattern
in all its pieces. May we have the
pleasure of showing you?
There are now at least' 15,300 Amer- it, which., is still causine ereat suffer-
ican soldiers quartered in, Europe on ing in many sections of the country is
t .1 At
WOOD SHINGLES COST
IN FIRE LOSS ANNUALLY
Progressive farmers are getting away from inflamable
roofs. I can sell you a roof that will not burn and for
less money; a roof that will reduce your insurance; a
roof that is cheaper to apply, cheaper in first cost and
Let me figure with you on your next roofing job;
even if you are not ready now it will be worth your while
to know something about the economy and all around su
periority of modern roofing. My information is yours.
E. J. COHOON
Main & Water Sts. Elizabeth City, N. C.
the German people; 7,000 in Hawaii; 5,
nnn Don-imn- inhnfl in thn Phllin.
suu , . u j u u u - - r
pines; 1,800 in Porto Rico, and 1,400 in
ALARMING CHILD The processes of
LABOR FACTS federal law ad
ministration have brought automatical
ly into view the vicious circle of child
labor, illiteracy, bodily feebleness and
poverty.' This statement is made in a
rpnort on the "Administration of the
First Federal Child Labor Law" issued
by the Children's Bureau.
In five states it was necessary for
the Bureau to handle directly the in
spection of certificates and the issuing
of certificates. During the nine months
in which the first federal law was in
force over 25,000 children in these five
States applied for certificates of age,
and 19,696 certificates were granted to
children between ' 14 and 16 years of
age, almost as many to girls as to boys.
Less than one per cent of these chil
dren could furnish birth certificates as
evidence 6i their age, and only two per
cent offered baptismal certificates. Two-
fifths submitted Bible records and over
one-fourth life insurance policies. About
one-fourth of the children, however.
could furnish no documentary evidence,
and had to secure a physicians' certifi
cate to show that they were over four
teen years old
wholly indefensible under existing con
ditions, and has already inflicted on the
country collossal losses and untold
wretchedness. ' It has been, in the opin
ion of many of .the best informed, the
direct cause of a. large part of unem
ployment." Representatives of the American
Woolen Co. are prospecting in China
and Japan with a view to establishing
mills in those countries to escape the
high wages paid labor in the United
States. Several million dollars are to
be .expended .we are told.
IDLENESS COST- The economic loss
LIER THAN WAR resulting from idle
ness, is more severe in some ways than
the average monthly cost of the war.
during the 18 months preceding the ar
mistice. If we estimate the averaee
earning capacity of the men now at work
at four dollars a day, with five million
out of work, we are losing twenty mil
lion dollars a day or $500,000,000 per,
montn, six billion a year.
And those men, though idle, are con
suming, at say two dollars tier
250 million per month, while producing
notning, using up past savings or going
The sooner the capitalists who uro
holding, out for war time profits, and
the workmen, who are still demanding
IjOitlt ciltc Camilla
ITH THE coming of June we are prepared meet the
"June demand for all the new crisp and cool Summer fab
rics, Frocks, Blouses. Etc. Each week you will find some-
5 . thing new and attractive in our Store.
Organdies and Dotted Swiss
44-inch White Organdie, crisp and trans
parent. ' . A Q
44-inch Imported Organdie,1
Onp-fifth of tho phiMron nf those fiv I war time Wages. Come to snniP iinfW-
States left school when they were in the standing and start mills and factories
fourth grade; almost a tenth of them Producing at prices which people can
had never attended school or had not afford to and will pay, the better it will
gone beyond the first grade, and only
one twenty-nfth had attended the eighth
or mgiier grades. merman capitalists. nrnhnhlv th
v j Krupps, have received a 30 year grant
Florida will produce an excess of I,- f 10'000 acrs o IanJ m ChiIe where
000,000 more boxes of oranges this year erect extensive blast
than last, accordina to estimates Just Bl , iurD,aces, ran mills, locomo
mBii K h. m,,o,,. nM r..i. worKS ara shipyards.
SW IBU UJ IIIV VM VI VH
mates, United States Department of Ag
44-inch Colored Organdie, in all wanted.
Priced . 98c to $1,25
One lot 36-inch Dotted Swiss,
light colors. Priced - :
One lot Hand Tied Dotted Swiss, light
and dark colors. Our regular d i r "
5 $2.00 grade. Priced
Phillipine Nainsook in two grades; just
the thing for dainty garments.
Priced Of- r
E Blue Bird Mull in fine grade for under-
wear or Baby dresses. Otf
Priced, the yard i m7C
THE SLACK- The War nonnrfmt
ER LIST vieoroiislv rlofonllno-
HASTINGS 8s SON
"The Talking Machine Wonder"
Sheet Music Player Rolls Holton Band Instruments
All Kinds of Musical Goods
123 Poindexter St.
ELIZABETH CITY, N. CAROLINA
A most hopeful sign that liberty has
not altogether perished from the earth
came from the post office department
the other day in an order granting the
second class mailing privilege to "The
Liberator," a New York Socialist pa
per. The application of this paper had
been pending since 1918 under the
Burleson administration and the paper
had paid $11,277 in excess postage since
that time, every cent of which will now
be refunded. In granting the order
Postmaster General Will H. Hays said
that laws safeguarding the integrity of
the freedom of the press "must and
shall also be scrupulously observed."
Till HI 1iQ f Ir 1, J l"i I . .
-rue- Dmio 1Mn -i.i luc uraic aeseruon lists.
THE BANKS AND Farmers are the It has been made to appear throu-h
THE FARMERS only class- of peo-Li, Z apPfar "rough
.... TT ... c,. , . . - pi cos mac me list contained
Pie in the -Lnited States working at hun- a arge number o nameg
trtPewC,r StreDSth; : ar"? J0fibn Performed their part in the war and
Skelton Williams, one of . the leading fin- were not deserters, - Wh
anciers in tue boau, and federal Ke- partment has found that its lists were in
orro nan tore cnnnlH nco fhAnconH I - " I
, ! ". i error public apologies have been made in
million dollars reserve "lending power Uk- . e . c
, i , , ., i, i. , I "au,,: me government for anv
VII, If- T I justice that has been inflicted upon
f any individuals. It may be observed
operations. . . that tha . . " . &ervca
, - "i'"v6":o nave not oeen very
The sooner this, is done, and the numerous. The War Department has
oouuer capitalists who noia out ior war iound it necessary to issue a statement
time prices anq worKmen who nom out in which it says that the evidence is
for war time wages get together and clear "that many draft deserters hive
start business going, the better it will been deceiving their relatives and
be for America generally, he -declared, friends with relation to their status
"The farmer is todav the eonntfv's during the war. ! 1 Kna ok-n
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best hope," declared Mr. Williams. "He I apparent," continues the statement
is Dusy one nunurea per cent, and en- mat relatives and friends of draft de
gaged in the creation of'real wealth. He setters though realizing that the names
is also raising the products which must the latter have rightfully been pub
be used to feed not only himself, and 'ished in the lists, are prone to deceive
other men who are at work, but also the or misrepresent the facts to newspaper
vast army of the unemployed, now es- correspondents and other persons in
timated in this country at present at vestigating the cases, in an effort to
five million men. . shield the deserters from the punish-,
"The honest farmpr shrmlfr Ti mirmi meat uiwlpr whiii t.o. 1,0,1 1 .
B..iu - . vj j iiau uccuilie Jig
the financial help he needs to carry on J ble under the law.'J
nis worK, and the country bank with ft i . .
, . - eu luui a government
v d?eS USmess 8hould be Pre" Apartment finds it necessary to an-
served by . the Reserve Banks with the swer criticisms of its acts or policfes
funds necessarv t nivnmmnHnto j Si. . puncies,
.... . . - " , , " a certainty that the War De-
OUT tWPlVP Poarol I?icin.n kn.k. .... I
. w wum ma .v. 1 w u uaiinn flu rrinanr twtiai.nn . l i ...
hold more gold than ever before in tb&ln" 1,8 3 are
historr. nd their- 1.0 kpmta 1; nu tne cnances
T 12 V jue a nundred to one that they are.
IS new about two thousand million aai. luey !
lars. The artificial restriction nf I
Tne money It cost for a single day of
wuiiu war wouia Duiid in each of
tne 48 states two
Best grade Velvet LL Brown
Andrescoggins Bleached Cotton; Lons
.dale Bleached Cotton; both TQ
;priced . . lOC
8 Oz. Feather Proof Bed Tick 'o fm
' Priced 1 . .. MuC
Best grade Heavy Chambray 'Shirting,
for Work Shirts. ' 1 1 lf
Priced ! . 142" CI
Amoskeag Utility Gingham;
new patterns. Priced ,
Imperial Dress Chambray
Checks and Stripes; fast
colors. Priced J
Ladlassie Romper Cloth in solid colors,
stripes and checks. Of
Towels and Bed Spreads.
Turkish Towels, 18x36 inches Q
good grade. Each lOC
Women's Lisle Hose in black, QQ SE
white and brown. Priced. L- vvt EE
Women's Mercerized "Cotton Hose, in .
black, .white and brown. " OC
Priced ; OC EE
iOne lot Women's Silk Hose
with mock seam. Priced
Interwoven Hose for Men
Thread, all colors.
Men's Lisle Hose in good grade.
Black and white only
' One lot Women's Cotton Hose.
Special price ;
One lot Herringbone Men's AnN EE
Suits. Priced U0
Our Suits are all reduced in price, it will EE
pay you to see our line before you pur- EE
chase. Priced EE
$22.50 to $35.00
Boys' Suits, good quality. Priced, EE
Boys' Wash Suits in all good colors
Woman's Readyto-Wear Dept. M
Dainty Organdie Dresses in all shades. S
Priced, " EE
$12.00 to $25.00
All Taffeta, Crepe de Chine and Canton 1
Crepe Dresses priced at cost and below,- ' ' EE
. Jersey Sport Coats, .all f - f ff EE
colors. Priced ...... vlU.UU
Jersey Sport Suits, all colors. Priced 1
$12.00 to $25.00
Crepe de Chine Sport
Suits. Priced :
Huck Towels, 18x36 inches;
good grade. Priced, each
Dimity Bed . Spread, 81x90; made by
Skirts " with
d 1 f rr
Priced P 1U.UU EE
White Flannel Sport
a pipe won t burn vour v
tongue if you smoke E A.!
JZSL?1 PiPe;Party-bee buzzing in your smoke
section! Know for a fact what a joy'us jimmy pipe
v can and will do for your peace and content! Just
check up the men in all walks of life you meet daily
who certainly get top sport out of their pipes all
aeiOW With fraorrari AeM-.. x -T, r .
Albert! ' -s". nenaiy rmce
And. VOU Can WMOrpr vnr tttU j it., i-.
Albert s quality and flavor' and coolness and .its
flOSnitals nnttinn !
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"JUU'UU eacn; two $1,000,000 high EE
schools in each sta.?; 300 recreation
A X I mmmm
LB"",rs n gymnasrums and swimming EE
pools, costing $300,000 each; and there EE
would be left $6,000,000 to promote in- EE
There are 2,000,000 unmarried women
in England, according to a late census EE
ana tne number of children born out EE
oi weaiock in the British Isles has in- EE
creased 100 per cent in recent years. EE
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"mmunu 'UD VS. A witness
HUNt BUTTON TAXES before the
.WZl 5?"!?.dared White, former Chief Justice of the
shift the burden f ti,0 U- s- Supreme Court.
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cost of Government from its shoulders
to tne back of working men and wom
en," through the creation of the so-
c-aiied sales tax. The burden of the
opposition to this form of taxation is
(leaned by still another witness as an
Baronette Satin Sport
' The Busy Store
It reads: "This is my last will.
I give, bequeath and devise to mv
wife, Leita M. White, in complete and
perfect ownership,, all my rights and
property of every kind and nature.
whether real, personal, or mixed.
uuvmci vjuucs us an i , cai, porsunai, or mixed
attempt "to transfer the taxes on the "Jwherever situated, appointing her ex
luxuries to the dinner nail of the rmm-
a tax on: the diamond shirt stud and
onto the bone collar-button." Peonle
ecutrix of my estate without
and giving her seisin thereof."
But for the use of the word
Prince Albert it
mold in toppy rmd
bags, tidy rmd tins,
and half pound tin
humidor a and in the
pound crystal glass
freedom from bite and parch (cut out by our exclu
sive patented process) will ring up records in your
little old smokemeter the likes of which you never
before could believe possible!
r dAX ?f red of ,a pipe wnen it,s Packed with
Prince Albert! Paste that in your hat!
And, just between ourselves! Ever dio into the
sport of rolling 'em? Get some Prince Albert and
Sftw11 s.PaPers-quick-and cash in on a ciga
rette that will prove a revelation!
by R- J. Reynold
the national joy smoke
who talk about taxes usually general- L . fr the us. of .the word "seisin"
ize Li obout this manner, nnrf itt. .thl8 . docnment miht have been written
ty hard to get much in the way of facts y lmmortal Lincoln, who was with
from which one may form sober onin. L0" a as .a master o simP Eng
ions. But as the debate warms up in . ; fc!!Sm Pnounced see-ym)
Washington it appears that some of the Just another rd for possession,
large property interests that are obliged
" 1 . ,s pronts taxes are attempt- Three billion oysters were consumed
1111: ill w icrnri n . c i . i .
mTinriwr V Z er tDls re" Dy the peP,e of tne United statfls
poi.sioillty tO thp covernmpnf T i. L... mn nnn nnn .
i . . " . j" iuu,uuu,uuu more man were eaten
oajmed that nearly a billion dollars in the year before, according to statistics
iltfZ ""ouectea oecause of submitted to the Oyster Growers and
tiects in the existing tax collecting Dealers Association of North America.
ystern. This is one of the reasons Consumption this year will be 25 per
i , seeing a more di- cent under last, as the growers have
i!f that f the excess planted on,v 75 Per cen o' "e normal
lemi nf t t0reIieve the ft1 Prb- crop, due to scarcity of seedlings and
- v vuvcrumenc. z is appar- increased cost of labor,
"wwever, inar thA nnnnRit nn
sales tax is growiner Pverv dav Wai,
of the belief that is expressed above
that the bone collar button is already
doing its tax duties.'
Revised figures transmitted hv tha nr.
rector of the Census to Speaker Gillett
Of the House Of Renresentativoo ehnu.
the total population of the United States
ana possessions at the time of the 1920
enumeration to have been 117,859,358.
I A MOD- IIro ic ,r.;at
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EL WILL ive will drawn hv a irrnof
lawyer It is the will of Edward Tin.,-
This country's greatest sugar crop
was produced in 1920. accordina to final
returns from producers of beet and cane
sugar made to the Bureau of Crop Es
timates, United States Department of
Agriculture. The total is 1,266,148 tons
and this exceeds the previous record
crop of 1916 by 12 per cent.
Plans entailing an expenditure of
$20,000,000 for the period of 1922-25
were indorsed at the General Assembly
of the Southern Presbyterian church
last week. ,-
Is ur Meal
Tfour Friend ?
A good many people who like tea
or coffee find that tea and coffee
dorit like them.
Nervousness, sleeplessness or
aisturbed digestion is proof?
furnishes a satisfying
cup without irritating
nerves or digestion.
. Thousands who have made
gie chanekeep oh with
Postum hecause its. bet
ter -for them.
Jfiereg a Reason
Sold by all grocers
Pltde by Postum Cereal Co-Inc.
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