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State Fisheries Commission To
Estimated To Have Destroyed
2,500,000 to 4,000,000 Bales
' This Year
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Make Interesting Exhibit at
Elizabeth City Fair
'The first comprehensive exhi
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Simply take 5 pounds of clean grease (lard or
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zyz pints of cold water. Bring this to about Summer
heat and pour it slowly into the melted grease. Stir
until the mixture becomes uniformly thick and pour
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next day. Then you can.cut it into pieces and you'll
have 10 lbs. of the finest cleansing soap you ever used
and will have saved about $1.00.
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soap. It kills all disagreeable odors, purifies and dis
infects at the same time. Dissolve a spoonful of it in
a quart of water and you have a wonderful cleaning
solution for helping lighten your work in washing
dishes, doors, floors, woodwork everything about
the house. A little of it sifted into the sink cleans
out the pipes and prevents them from becoming
stopped up. "
But make sure the lye you buy is Red Seal Lye.
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Follow directions when you use Red Seal Lye.
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the label. Simply tear this off, and keep it for
I will open a music studio for piano
in Hinton Building on third floor, Sep
tember 19th. Those who desire to take
lessons must register on that date.
I was a student at Meredith College
of Music and am a graduate of Fayette
fille Conservatory of Music. r
idv.S.16-2t EMERAXJ) M. STKES.
THE INDEPENDENT does the bet
ter class of job printing.
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Our seed is never allowed to get stale
or old it sells too fast from season to
Now is the time to let us supply your
requirements for OATS, RYE, WHEAT,
is of highest grade at rock bottom
Buxton White
L. C. Baum, Jr.
Two nature poems which should in
terest all readers of this newspaper be
cause they deal with two of the most
familiar wild flowers of this section have
been published recently. Here is one
to the goldenrod, by Hilda Morris in
the New York Times:
Ovfer all the countryside, '
From Michigan to Maine,
Once there were campfirea
On hill and plain.
Once there were smoke-wreaths
Where fields lie now, ,
And flame in the forests
That knew no plow.
The red men built them;
Still there spills
t The Autumn wraith of Wood-smoke
Upon blue hills.
And white men, strong men,
Laid them to rest
By fires in the wilderness
From' east to west.
Campflres, campftres,
From Maine to Oregon. ,
The ash of their burning
Is scattered and gone.
. But where flamed a campfire
.And . brave men trod.
Blooms in remembrance
The goldenrod.
The other poet, G. S. B., in the New
York Tribune. USPS tllf Ofl rfiiTifil flnrror
or Red Lobelia for his subject. While
the Lobelia or Cardinal flower is found
thruout our swamps and by our low
land water courses its name is not gen
erally known to our natives. And yet
it is perhaps the most beautiful of all
our common ' wild flowers.
x By B. S. B.
O'er the dark woodland pool Lobelia , hung
A burning spot amid a world of shade;
And the dim surface with her flame she made
Km to that sea the man of Patmos sung,
Mingled with fire. Each- brilliant, cloven
Found a reflection: the undistinguished glade
Shone with a twofold brightness, and each blade
And spire took beauty from the gleam she flung,
Vpon that saansuine bloom who still may chance
cr know some portion of their first Surprize
- - it sent it noma Tri Kr.mrto
To show what marvels grew beyond the seas !
Know too, that spite of silks and precious dyes,
Ivichelieu was not arrayed like one of these t 1
The New York Times, issue of, Wed
nesday. Sent. r 21, declares that the
South is facing today the greatest prob
lem in its history that of the Mexican
boll weevil, which has verynearly com
pleted its infestation of the i entire cot
tvn belt, and which in the cotton seas
on now- ending is estimated to have
caused not less than $250,000,000 dam
age and possibly, according to conser
vative cotton men, $400,000,000 damage
based ' on the present . price of . cotton,
The" boll weevil - has destroyed this
year between 2,5500,000 and 4,000,000
bales of cotton, and if the coming Win
ter is mild and is followed by a wet
Summer there is no way of 'even guess
ing the tremendous loss it will cause in
1922. A freezing Winter and a hot, dry
Summer, on the other hand, would mean
a much greater and higher grade crop
next year. .
The seriousness of the situation is
fully realized by the Southern people,
but, to their credit, there is no sign of
a panic. Men like ex-Governor Rich
ard I. Manning of South Carolina and
Alfred H. Stone of the Dunleith planta
tions of this State, for years leading
figures in the cotton-"pUinting industry,
have taken the leadership in a well-organized
movement now under way to
stabilize the situation. They are work
ing to kep the little farmers on the
land by advising cu- tailment of eotto:
acreage, application of scientific meth
ods,, rigid economy and diversification
of crops, and by rendering every assist
ance to enable them to survive the hour
of their trial.
1 Has Become a Permanent Factor
The scope of this proposition may be
appreciated when it is stated that au
thentic reports from all over the cotton
belt States show that, with the excep
tion of Northern North Carolina and
the extreme northern boundaries of the.
cotton bel in Tennessee, Northern Ar
cotton belt in Tennessee, Northern Ac
tucky and Virginia, the boll weevil is
now '"at home" and, in the words of
Governor Manning, must for at .least
many years to come "be regarded as a
permanent factor ' in Southern agricul
ture." As the recent Government ' report,
which was followed by the sensational
rise in the price of cotton, indicated,
the crop this year will be somewhere
around 7,000.(HK) bales, or about . one
half of the field of normal pre-boll weev
il times. Of the 7,000.000 bales drop
in 1021, perhaps 23 per cent is due to
curtailment of acreage and the rest to
the boll weevil and the weather. With
the boll weevil accounting for a much
larger percentage of the loss than can
be charged against weather conditions.
bale decrease in a cotton crop in nor
mal times would mean is simply a mat
Cotton men say that what a 7.000,000
ter of imagination. The excitement aad
flurry that followed shortages of 2,000,
000 bales 'in pre-war times indicates, a?
Governor Mann'ng explained the situa
tion that would develop were the 1921
shortage repeated in a season when con
ditions were again normal and the cot
ton buying world had recovered its pre
war status of credit and consumption.
Expert In the Psychology of Children
at Christ Church Next Week
Miss Mabel Lee Cooper, Supervisor
of the Tennessee State Normal, comes
to Elizabeth City next week to give a
series of talks on children at Christ
Church, Tuesday, Wednesday arid
Thursday, Sept. 27, 28 and 29. Miss
Cooper comes at the instance of Rev.
Geo. F. Hill, Rector of Christ Church,
who urges all people who are interested
in children to hear this series of lec
tures. Her subjects will be as follows:
Christian Nurture, 10 to 11 A. M.
Teacher Training, 4 to 5 P. M.
Child Study, 7:30 to 8:30 P. M.
The subject "Teacher Training" ap
plies not only to all kinds of teachers
but to all persons who in any capacity
deal with children, especially parents.
Mr. Hill, who personally knows Miss
Cooper and is acquainted with her work
"Miss Cooper has taught school 20
years and has given her' life to the study
of children and is acknowledged as one
of the most helpful writers and speak
ers on the subject. She has beer,
loaned to the Church by the Tennessee
State Normal for a short time to aid
men and women elsewhere than those
attending the Normal in an understand
ing of child nature.
"She comes to Elizabeth City at my
own specific request and her message
is not for members of any particular
Church, but to all who are interested in
children. Please invite all your neigh
bors to hear Miss Cooper and come ex
pecting to be greatly benefitted by them.
"Miss Cooper will not tell you how
to- raise your children, but will give
you a thoroughly practical and psycho
logical insight and understanding of
their nature, taking in detail the various
ages with their own peculiarities, as to
make you know how to know them bet
ter. Her work is to give people a thor
ough understanding of children, and she
will, at all the lectures, be ready to
answer any question regarding same."
bit of the' fisheries resources of
North Carolina to 'be made at a
North Carolina fair will be made
at the Elizabeth City District
Fair to be held here Oct. 4, 5, 6
and 7. The exhibit will be made
by the State Fisheries Commis
sion Board, and was secured for
the Elizabeth City Fair thru the
enterprise of W. O. Saunders,
who is a member of the Fisheries
Commission. The -exhibit to be
made at Elizabeth City will be
repeated at the State Fair and,
the people of the state' are going
to know more, about their native
food fish and fisheries resources
This is the first. time in the history
of the Fisheries Commission that it
has undertaken to assemble and stage
such an exhibit! An interesting col
lection of maps and photographs will
show the location of fish and oyster
grounds and various fishing operations.
Actual specimens of every seasonable
kind of edible fish caught in North Car
olina waters, sounds, rivers and ocean,
will be exhibited in refrigerated glass
cases. This exhibit will be gathered
fresh: from the waters Monday of Fair
Week and will be renewed during the
week if the ' specimens show deteriora
tion. Capt. John A. Nelson, the State
Fisheries Commissioner, and vhis men,
will use all of the resburces of their
office and fleet at Morehead City to
collect the specimens to be shown from
Bogue and Core' Sounds and the ocean
fisheries around Beaufort Inlet. Assis
tant Fish Commissioner Theo. S. Meek
ins of Manteo, will personally super
vise the collection of specimens , from
Albemarle and Pamlico- Sounds. The
Globe Fish C.. of this city will lend
its co-operation in securing an exhibit
of fresh water specimens.
In addition to the exhibition of fish,
there will be an exhibit of shell fash
which will prove of unusual interest.
It will show three varieties of crabs,
oysters, clams, turtles, terrapin, escal
lops, shrimp, etc. How the famous
Diamond Back terrapin ij propagated
for commercial purposes in North Car
olina . and many facts not generally
known about the escallop and the es
callop" industry will be brought out. How
the oyster is propagated and how North
Carolina plans to revive its oyster in
dustry on a gigantic scale will also be
Another interesting feature of the ex
hibit will be manufactured products of
North Carolina fisheries: Canned prawn
and shrimp from Wilmington; canned
oysters from Morehead City; canned
Drum fish from Roanoke Island; caviar
from Sturgeon; pocket books, hand bags
and specimens of fine leather from
shark and porpoise skins; medicinal and
industrial Oils from porpoises and
-sharks; fertilizers from Menhaden, etc.
Commissioner Theo. Meekins himself
will personally direct the exhibit at the
Elizabeth City Fair and will be on hand
to explain the exhibit to Fair visitors
and answer any question relative to'
North Carolina fish, fisheries and fish
ing laws.
Interesting Scenes Re-enacted Before
the Camera on Isle Where His
tory Was Made
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T0 not wait until the first bite of cold weather to
look for the stove or the heater you need. Now
is the better time while stocks are complete and
there is no rush.
We have by far the largest and most complete line
of both .wood and coal heaters, cook stoves, ranges
and oil stoves ever shown by this big store.
msm Futnitur Co,
The Big Store
105 to 115 N. Poindexter St. Elizabeth City N. C.
' Norfolk Southern R. R.
Reduced Round Trip Fares
Tickets on sale October 3 to '6th in
clusive and for trains arriving Elizabeth
City before noon Oct. 7th, final limit
October 9th, .; .
General Passenger Agent,
-nn Norfolk, Va.
All this week the filming of the his
tory of Roanoke Island has been goinj
on. Since Monday the clicking camera
has been recording an interesting repe
tition of events of the 16th century,
Scene after scene, in which . redskin
braves, squaws and papooses of a dis
tant era feasted or fought with genlle-
men and ladies -of the Tudor Period, are
recorded for posterity and still the film
ing goes on. THE INDEPENDENT
gives its readers the extent of the work
down to noon yesterday.
On Monday of this week the public
witnessed the dress rehearsal of many
of the big scenes in the pageant. Tues
day morning everybody was tnere in
costume. Pickets were . placed around
the vicinity to keep off trespassers.
First f o be filmed was the old sailor
telling little Walter Raleigh the story
which later stirred' the knights imag
ination and caused "him to send the col
ony. ,
Life in the fort was filmed. The dis
cussion of the necessity of some one
going back to England to procure sup
plies f or the Raleigh colonists under
John White; the agreement of Gover
nor White to return, , the subsequent
suffering among the colonists during his
absence and the burial of a baby which
died; the searching of Governor White's
men upon the return after three years
absence, for some clue as to the where
abouts of the colonists who were miss
ing, these were some of the scenes
filmed Monday.
It must be understood that , some of
the 'last scenes will be taken first and
vice versa. This arrangement is neces
sary for various reasons. Sometimes the
light isn't just right to . work in the
woods, so the cast gets right down to
work on scenes which happened on- the
shore, where the light is better. After
all the scenes have been taken, the "film
will be connected together in its prop
er sequence, opening to the movie fans
6,000 feet of the most marvelous story
in American history, " --
Two representatives of the Atlas Ed
ucational Film Co. of Chicago are on
the scene. C. A. Rehm, secretary and
treasurer of that firm is overseeing the
work. Mr. Rehm is giving his ; services
in this picture - because of his interest
in the film. . , The Atlas Company has
made' many films in this state, but this
is its greatest, both in - numbers of
scenes and characters in the. cast. - V
The part of Manteo,-the friendly In
dian chief alld Wanchese, the unfriend
ly chief, is being played by Thos. D.
Etheridge of Manteo, and Fitzhugh
Daniels of Wanchese, respectively.
Wednesday morning citizens of Eden
ton and Elizabeth City arrived on the
State Fisheries boat "Gretchen." These
are taking part in the Amadas and Bar
low and Ralph Lane episodes, many
scenes of which were filmed that day
and yesterday. Among the scenes was
the feast of Secotan and the stealing of
the silver cup which led to the slaying
of an Indian in an attack by Grenville's
men; the departure of some of the band
who returned to England, with Sir Fran
cis Drake.
Much time was taken up Wednesday
morning in the painting of the Indian
men and women. After finding that thf
men are not so much interested in .the
secrets of women , these days, the
squaws submitted to the ordeal with a
few modest blushes. .
Costumes of English gentlemen, .re
splendent in purple and gold, lent a
striking contrast to ' the several plain
and bonneted costumes of the women of
the colony. N
The most interesting feature filmed
yesterday .,was the ceremony of the
Taking of the Land, in which Manteo,
Elizabeth City and Edenton took part.
This scene developed into a beautiful
spectacle where the costumes of the
Elizabpthian period were shown in won
derful array. -
The greater part of the scenes of
welcoming the English by the Indians
to Roanoke Island, and life in the In
dian. Village were also filmed yesterday.
Col. Fred A. Olds, State Historian,
was among the few privileged visitors
who viewed the scenes from behind the
Elizabeth City's theatrical season
opens Friday, Sept. 30th, when "The
Microbe of Love" will be played here
at the High Schopl auditorium, under
the auspices of the Young Woman's
Club. This show is billed a musical
comedy in three acts and four scenes
and promises an elaborate disnlav of
new costumes as well as original, catchy
music. Tickets will be on sale Monday
by the members of the - Woman's Club
and at Selig's Jewelry Store.
Sufficient Excusa.
JImmle's teacher asked him why he
was late, and he replied: "Nobody
waked up, 'cause the wakeup bell in
the clock didn't ring."
Stop Burning Up
Come in today and let us demonstrate ARCOLA
the wonderful new heating invention that pays
for itself in the fuel it saves
A RCOLA is a hot-water heating outfit that is abso
T"V iutely different. You can't imagine what it is like
until you have seeu it.
It is Radiator and Boiler combined,' designed' to heat
any small home, shop, office, store, restaurant or garage.
And it gives you better heat at one-third the fuel.
Special Club Prices to the First Six Buyers
Registered Plumber Steam and Hot Water Heating
Get your exhibit ready for the . Eliz
abeth City District Fair, Oct. 4, 5, 6,
Eastern Cotton Oil Co.
Cotton Gin Now Open
Mr. E. R. Ferrell in Charge and on the Job
Every Day.
Your Patronage Will Be Appreciated
and- 7. - ' "

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