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Mr. Blease on the Bond Issue.
We are asked: If the rich people
and those who owni the property are
wling to pay taxes to L-ive the poor
man roads. why l 'ont the poor miian
accept t.hem and vote for them?
I answer, Who is the rici man
Prom whom does he ,et hi supp ?
To whom doeS he sell 1i oud(?
'Who buys the cloth nad b ly rl
ton mills? Who pays the interet
that makes the bank dividends? Who
biys t.he meal. hulls. ete.. that make;
dividenIs for our oil mills? Who
buys the go.ds that make the profits
fur the merehant? Who is it that
makes the rich man who is so gener
ous to the poor? Who pays for the
telephones that make the company
rich ? It all may pass from the rich
man to the treasurer in payment for
taxes to pay bonds, etc, but who puts
it in the rich man's hand and pocket
that he may have it to pay? The
produ.er. Who is he ? That poor man
that the big rich folks are so willing
to build roads for.
Ye,t the fellow that buys the goods
and borrows the money is the man
at last who pays the entire amount.
You poor farmers that the town folks
want to pay so much taxes to build
roads for to travel on, stay at home
one year and don't patronize these
rich folks; don't buy goods; don't
pay interest; don't buy cotton goods,
etc.; and then see who gets hurt the
worst. Ah, that is all bosh, we are
all one people, and should work to
gether, pull together and help each
other in every way possible; know no
sectionalism, no country, no town, no
poor and no rich, but be one people,
doing whatever is best for the whole
and not for any one section or party.
Get together, and all put their shoul
ders to the wheel of progress, and
push it to the winning post or smash
every spoke in it. Stop this holler
ing the rich town folks want to pay
for bonds to help the poor country
folks, because it was the country folks
that made you rich. and if you did
give them part of it back you would
possibly be only following out the
divine injunction, for the country
folks have been giving you for lo
these many years.
The bond act is very defective, in
that it makes no provision to keep
up these good roads after we get
them. When the $300,000 is all spent
to get them and the people are paying
that tax, who is then going to keep
these good roads in repair and in
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but also to the exj
Even the most accci
play, at their very b
100 pieces. Witt
however, any one ci
000 selections, Thi
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the music rolls on
played in the ordir
more, it is restful t
monotonv of hand
oleT Biilla J V. WALLAC
i rder t preen I t them In I e t -
ting back in the same fix that they
are in now?
They say these good roads will in
-rcase the value of the lands out in
the c"ulit1 and make them brin
m 10re nmer: vs. and theref,)re make
taxes sill higie. (ii the landlord when
Ilie produetiveniess of tile sil will
not he increased ne particle and11( his
land will nIt vield him o1ne stalk of
cit ton or -orn more tilan it dik be
fore ille value inereased so Inch. You
say. yes but he can sell it for more.
Well. if he sells it where is he going
to live? What is he and his family
to do? Oh, I forgot he can move in
to town, buy an automobile and ride
around on the good roads that his tax
A home is worth so much to a man
as his home, and its increase in value
makes it no more valuable to him as
a home, except possibly that he gets
the credit of becoming a larger tax
If taxes go up, who pays more rail
road fare? Who pays more for the
If cotton goes up, whose goods in
'rease in price?
If store rent increases, who pays
If clerk hire advances. who pays
If goods get higher, who pays the
higher price ?
If money gets scarce and the rate
of interest goes up, who pays it?
Who feeds the whole blank business
-bosses, employes and all?
Does not the merchant and banker
make their profit just the same?
Does not the fellow who borrows
the money buy the goods, pay the ad
vance price and the higher rate of in
Who feeds and clothes the mer
chant and the banker and their fami
How many banks in this county,
and how many people work in them;
what size families have those people
who pay their salaries- and keep
the entire crowd going? The man who
transacts business with them, and if
they make the dividends tnd give part
of it to good roads they are only
giving it back to those from whom it
came; so it 's no use to get mad and
use words about the bonds that you
cannot or ivould not use in the pres
ence of your Sunday school class.
Let 's all keep cool, bonds or no bonds;
io are not pianists,
nplished pianist can
e t usually less than
n choose from 15,
s enables the music
se his or her reper
inary practice with
compositions to be
ary way. Further
o change from the
playing to the easy
own in Music.
E_ Manager. [liar188t1ll8.1.
,wI a1 : , di. usl: iit L a ioni ately
and don t use bad words.
They say that the big cotton mills
who play so much taxes are represent
on the omm('0111111isSion? Iho put tiem
here ? I id t!he mills do it ? Did
thle operative do it ? Why were they
PtT there ? Will they accomplish the
purpose? r say, No.
Ha PreideIt wright a life job? I
hope so. IIas President Summer a
life job? I hope so. If both or either
should some dav be idefeated for
president, who would then represent
the big mills on this board of com
Is the Glenn-Lowry, the Bell Tele
phone, the oil mills, the telegraph
and the rail roads represented on the
commission? No, they have not got
so many people working for them who
can vote; hence they are not needed.
Well, we will see if all who wo-rk in
the mills vote for bonds. They have
always voted as they pleased, and
have up to this time not allowed any
man or set of men to dictate whom
they should vote for; and on the 31st
day of this month they will again vote
as they please-as free men, regard
less of what any other man says or
does. They have always voted for the
best interest of the town and county,
and for the best men when candidates
are in the field.
In conclusion, I beg all of those
who are opposed to bonds to go to the
polls and vote. If you say, well I
don't feel very well today and there
will be enough without me, and- an
other says, well, the weather is kind
er bad, and I don't think I will go,
besides. we will win anyhow, and an
other says, well, I have got to do so
and so and don't believe I will go to
vote--there will be just enough of
you stay at home~to let the other fel
low win -So I beg you to make no
exeuse. Every one counts; so go and
vote, and your majority will be so
pronounced that it will be a. long
time before another effort is made to
Clinton .......................... 7.
God ville...................... 7.
Kin ards.................-.- 7.
Jalapa................ -............ 8.
Newberry ...._............... 8.
R E TUR NING,
day, August 1 Sth
train up to and -il
6:00 a. m. Friday,
A Trip on the Ocean, RI
Round on the Carouse
J. F. LIV!NGSTO
me "irty year jobs-. fa salaries,
pl U y ipS, hil fai ilnterest oll yoUlr:
111me1y, and automobile ,roads for
eourting parties in this county, no
naiter who is your enator. Go and
VOLe no 1 n Am unii 31-1. 1909. If you
(11111 VPt a14lll luis . keep it to 1 0) r
self. fr 6 ou Will t no 1ijuy)athV
for failin- to lo vour dutv as a citi
Zeln of Your il1l V.
I bid y, oIod luck , g)md healti
Cole L. Blease.
Those who do their work as well as
they can; who make mistakes but
have the courage to admit it and
start over again; who mind their bus
iness and thus give you a chance to
mind yours; who hold mere respecta
bility in small esteem, and throw no
fits of righteous indignation when a
woman stumbles; who stand by their
friends through brimstone and -high
water, and spend the cheer and happi
ness like prodigals; who get charity
and kindness on the schedule and use
them right along-they are the wire
less girls and boys who radiate love,
beget goodness and touch hands with
t'he infinite.-Lee Willenborg.
What He Meant.
"Your novels will not endure,
said the critic.
"I know it,'' said the author.
"They are not literature,'" said the
?Correct,'' said the author.
"Well, then, what do you mean by
'IMoney," said the author. "Wait
er, fetch me a porterhouse steak.''
Magnesia, which may be obtained
either in powder or square cakes, is
very effective in cleaning laces and
delicate fabries. says Woman's Home
Companion. -Sift or rub it on the
parts to be cleaned and lay them away
)0 am ..._._...._...$3.0
25 am .--.....-.2.75
15 am -.---.....-...-.. 2.75
5 am ..__._._ ....2 75
O0a m....-.-. .~.-- 2.75
15am ..- -.......... 2.50
3a m .............-.....~ 2.50
pecial Train lea~
. Tickets also
acluding A. C. L.'
r August 13th. :
e Isle of Pain
de on the Electric Cars,
tl, Trip to the Naval Sta
N;, S. A.,
wI-r Iy wvl be undistit:bed Ir z
day (r S(. and ihen shak, them out.
It is a very "ood plan to apply the
magnesia in this way when putting
away party dresses that have become
li1tlV soiled. The magn esia absorbs
the du,ist. and when yon take the
dreses out to wear the next time they
will be fresh and dainty.
Proverbs and Phrases.
One can 't shoe a running horse.
Two 4re the masters tof one.
Tyranny is far the worst of trea
It is truth that makes a man an
Easy to look at, difficult to imitate.
Vengeance should be left to wo
The more noble the tree the more
pliant the twig.-Duteh.
To persecute the unfortunate is
like throwing stones on one fallen in
to a well.-Chinese.
Words of Wisdom.
What is not necessary is dear at a
No man becomes a villain all at
'Tis the mind that makes the body
There is. no grace in benefit that
sticks to the fingers.-Sereca.
The beginning of excellence is to
be free from error.-Quintillan.
'Tis not the whole of life to live,nor
aU of -death to die.-Mon-tgomery.
Man's chief wisdom consists in
knowing -his follies.--Roebefoucauld.
Many go out for wool and come
'home shorn themselves.-Cervantes.
Vulgarity in manners defiles fine
garments more than mud.-Plautus.
You cannot dream yourself into a
character; you must hammer and
forge yourself one.-Carlyle.
Power and liberty are like heat and
moisture; where they are well mixed,
Chapin ........................ ..9.4
Hilton ...... ................ . 9.1
White Rock............... 9.]
Charleston Arrive 3.4
es Charleston 1
good to return
Frain No. 52, lea'
is You Will E1
Dip in the Surf, Spin
tion, Band Concerts, Da
3 or Write
sing]le. theY are destrutive.-Saville.
If a man does not make a new ac
quaintance as he advances t-hrough
life, he will soon find himself left
alone. A man. sir, should keep his
friendship in constant repair.-John
In Perfect Innocence.
The Beauty (turning from long gaze
in the- mirroi)-I do envy you'
The Frieid (pleased, but incredu
lous)-Yon envy me, my dear! I won
The Beautv-Because you can see
the real me. I can never see anything
Uut the redIeetion.
This $45.00 Steel Range, full
size, for only $31.50. Every
one guaranteed. Don't fail to
see -us for furniture on the same
THEJ. L. BOWLES GO.,
1316 & 1318 Main St.
0a m ._.....-- .....-. 2.50'
[5a m..........__ 2.50'
Oa m ........._. 2.0
2.00 noon Fri
on any regular
on the Steeplechase,
ncing, Surf Bathing.
W HITE, G. P. A=.
mington. N. C3.