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MIS With the Editors. At To Their Claim. With Duller claiming 800 and Dun can 800 out of a total voteof 1,175 It is quite evident that some of. the 3ft North Carolina '. rcpub ican .learned their mathematics i Georgia. Sails bury I'oBt - -, : ''' ; He Will Be Late. If it takes the democrats in the fifth district a li'ng to elect their candidate for 'conferees a ' it, took them to nominate him, the crowd" w'll all be going ' home when he comos under the wire. Greensboro News. ;-';' Would Strt! Have Leader. Some men who make their living ly dickering and trading in politics would be out of jobs, if we had legal ized primaries for the state, but the men who are worthy to be loaders in politics would be leaders still. Catawba News. 1 ' Raleigh Should Get Bitty'. It Is sUted that Democratic State Chairman Eilpr can't get suitable headquarters In Raleigh, Suggest that he try Greensboro. His ptflce should bo centrally located dur'ng the campaign and this city is at the heart of things. Orreensuoro Tele gram. :. A . Laying by Time. Along about this Vrae of year, a the almanac makers say, everybody would be a farmer. Lnylg by t'me on the farm when crop prospects are good and fruit plentiful Is the great- laying by time on the farm the year round there would not be one of us Uv!ng In anybody's old town. Monroe Enquire t. ... Nothing in It far Democrats. " Iowa find Kansas being lost to the standpatters in the selfsame day, we wait to see Just what they will lose nexL However, those who see democratic advantage It these victo ries are very much mistaken. ' It would be far better for democrats ff they bad standpat candidates, rather than insurgents or " progres sives, to light Charlotte Observer. Holds It Against Him. The ' newspaper reports hav It that John D. Rockefeller now takes a daily bath In whisker, the whiskey baths having been prescribed by his pbyrklan to prexerve his strength and render him alio to withstand the r'gors of golf, bis favorite pastime. This if additional and strong cause for feeling against the Standard Oil magnate,- Here b this "malefactor of great wealth with whiskey to bathe n and some of us can't even ft as much as "thre fingers" for the stomach's sake. Stotesvllie "Land mark. Farmers Should Watch ft It is reported that John Hays Ham mond, the bead of the National Re publican clubs, has embarked in the new cotton trust "to help the p'ant ers." Ills assistance should not lead th cotton growers to order new auto mobiles Just yit- The coming cam paten will be expensive, and J. II. H. will need ail of his spare cash to finance republican candidates for congrees; and the planters wll be fortunate tt the cotton trust does not call on them for cah Greensboro Record. A Poor Law. Two employes of the Raleigh nont office engaged na pTMinal difficulty on postutr.ce property the other day and were in rnnwqince !ted to ap pear before the Raleigh police court. On the ca'ling of tbo case It was con tended that this court had no Jurl diction in the matter, inasmuch as the breach of the peace, If breach there was occurred In federal , territory and therefore came under the Juris diction of the federal court This may be good law, but the federal court bus somewhat too mich business to be aMe to consider caes of minor affrays Charlotte Observer. Hd a Narrow Escape. in rbiiadeiphia a man and a wo man were found d-ad In bed at the home of the woman. The woman bad killed the man and then ended her own life. It trani)In-d that the man was engc4 to a refined young wo man of Vlrgfnia, had psrkd h trunk and as to have departed th nfxt night to marry her. Hut he played with sin one time too often. It rwids very much 1'ke the closing chapter of Sappho, though in this In sisncn the punMiroenl visited upon 'the man was more In accord with lustlce. Meanwhile, the young vlr Rln'a woman Is to be congratu ated upon her -cnp from rnsnarement by Htx-rtlne Clurlotto Chronicle. A Chsnge Suggeitd. The Charlotte Chronics Is In favor f fncreasod pay for superior court Judges and the aim IMon of the pres ent system when by the Judges hold ourts all over the stale, We are d- elded of the opinion that our Char htt contemporary jr right with ref -inr to the first proposition ; and "pr Is mneh to M said In favor of Its position on the second one. "ems to ns that It would be better 'o have earb Judge bold all the courts fn his own distrtrt, where he knows 'he conditions and the people, rather than to force him to go from one end ftf the state to Ow other, being away from his famlt most of the time and Mng handicapped much of the time by a, lack of knowledge of local con d'tkms in the couniy where he Is holding -ourt Winston Benllnef. " If the Lord Is With Him. It the deniorcrats of North Caholina make a gain In congressmen this y,?ar, It will be . berauso ' the Lord is with them and not by reason of anything thy have done or are likely to do. Greensboro Rewrd , ' :- ; Becoming Tired of It. Again it has been suowrj that North Carolifla needs a uniform primary law. If the democratic rows keep up we win soon be in the same class with the republicans. Give us a good pri mary law that will put an end to this kiud of business. Raleigh Times. ,- .The Independent Vote. The independent vote Is a factor to be reckoned with In country, district, state and nation. The time has pass ed when a nomination Is equivalent to an election anywhere. We have seen overwhelming par'y majorities melt away like snow before the sun when the party machinery was used to foist unacceptable nominations on the par ty, Webster's Weekly. " . Would Be a Calamity. The moving of a Greensboro al derman from the ward wh'cb, te rep resents leaves the board with a bare quorum and if one of Its members shou'd resign, move away or die, the body cou'd neither fill the vacancies or transact any other bimlness. Thus in addition to the dog and baseball situations, aflTicted Greensboro Is threatened with a municipal tangle. But every town has troubles of Its own. Charlotte Observer. Somebody Lied. There are many tnlngs that peoie can honestly differ about over the convention and we may be mistaken about some things, out there can be no mistake on one point and which we personally know about. When the Godwin credentials committee declar ed then twenty-three Godwin men were In the New Hanover county con vention and demanded that Godwin's strength be given somebody simply lied, Wilmington Dispatch. . Using Dirty Methods. An ananymous circular Is floating around Greensboro giving Butler down tte country. It is printed and P'v ports to be extracts "from a Nah county paper," but no name is given It was ma'-ed here and numbers of them have been sent out It Is a dirty article and has reference to Butler's presence In Nash county at the con vention, when, so the circular says, he was doped or drunk or both. It is significant, however, that the circular should be mailed out from Green boro; it shows the nature of the tight be made at the state convention. Greensboro Record, , For Better Farming. From all .lecounts the average form er In this country does not more than half farm bis land. That is .h does not get from th land more than half of what he could if it was properly cultivated. It Is said that the yield per acre of wheat, oafs and other crops is not one half of what the i.uropesn farmer g-ts. Bom may sy that this Is due to difference of climate and toil. But that does not acconcA for it consjdcilng that In almost any district In this land ei perl en ee shows that a farm systemati cally and tborougly cultivated will produce often twice as much as the adjoining farm. The one remedy, ap parently. Is to get bak to the land. have smaller farms and go In for Intensive farming. Snow 1U1 Stand ard laconic. TBIUI VI inturyvriv. f That every protest against establish ed wrong during the pert 1200 hundred years has b'en the votce of Insurgency and that every protectant against wrong is an lntisrgent for the rght Is the political theory of Congressman Fowler, of New J rsey. This was tbe view entertained by th anil regulars during the lat congress. Indepen dence In politics Isj Just as essential to the average American as Inde pendence in thought and religion. Tbe Am1rn masses are awakening the fact that by unity, the people can overthrow any organlxat'on whose sole regard Is Its on interests, Dnwtlam can not survive when th Indepcn d"Ot voter expresses his convictions st the poll I"ollt1cal Insurgency to poll Ileal Independenre, and that Is the grtet virtue there ran be In poll tics. Vlneton Journal. Saturday Night's Affair. The plt'ful tragedy on a crowded street In this city when one negro woman killed her husband's para mour win a knife-slab, was In con fortuity to the rule that among south ern nerroca it Is usually the women who fight over the men rather thai the men who fght over the women, But the usual hs'r-pulllng. scratching and ineffective knlnng were not pres ent No wild animal needs Instruction where Its natural enemy or victim can best be attacked, and the hatred ahiig Inspired the murderess made her instinct as anatomically true ns bat of the wolf when he hamstrings tbe horse or that of the mongoose when he fights for a grip on the snake's sp'ne. Doubtless It was such an Instinct quite as mnch as chanco or des'gn which ensbled her to sever the Jugular vein with an ordinary pock ct knife in a s'ngle stab. And the wrcthed woman's wall as she enter ed her cell. "I bsvent got nobody, came from a human soul whoe lonel! ness was the worst part ss well the cause of her affliction. It Is, ln deed, a pitiful tragedy. Charlotte Ob server. The House on ths Hill By M. QUAD. . . The house and the hill were situated in a town in the state of Ohio, The hill is flhere yet, but there Is no house on it. Twenty years ago a stranger went to the town and bought the hiJl and built a fiame house there. When the bouse was almost completed he died. It was a decaying wreck when along came a Mr. Buebwlck from n one knew where and bought itie prop erty for $100. As soon as he bad the deed he offered It to any villager for $400 and was laughed! at as weak in the top story. , v . Falling to effect a sale, Mr. Bushwick had the house put !n repair ana an nounced that he intended to live there He also announced that he should use It as an observatory. Of course tbe villagers knew what an observatory was. When Mr. Bushwlck's telescope andi tripod arrived and were set up on the varanda he permitted lhe villagers to have a look not at the heavens, but at the earth. They could almost see the bouseflles in the town be- ueata, their feet . Gentlemen," said Mr. Bushwick when all was ready, "the price of this probity is $400. It will increase $100 per week until sold." Of course he was Jooney, but so long as ho appeared harmless the people would only laugh at blm. The first one to make a discovery was a Mr. Graham. He was an old man. and he handl an o'd wife. They were always wrangling, more or less. When they had wrangled about so long each time he would box her ears. Two days at- '$t the "observatory had been estab lished and as tbe old couple sat on the piazza of their house a wrangle took place. After a bit the husband looked around, and, seeing no one passing, he administered a cuff. A moment 'aler he happened to look up on the hill and saw that tbe telescope was trained upon him. If there was any doubt that Mr. Busbwfck had seen that cuff Inflicted it was dispelled by the wa'ng of a small white flag. Elder Thompson was a good man,. a tfcry good man, as all elders shou'd be sr.d are. He was sitting In his bask yard unler tn apple tree, thinking how good and peaceful and nice ft was to be real good, when a bumble- 1-ee came along and lifted him once for h' mother's sake. After coming down from his high Jump the elder broke down a young cherry tree, tore down a panel of the fence and ran his dog Into th louse. It was no more than a good man shou'd do, but when he lookei tip std aaw thai accusing te'eseope and white flag be felt hurt ..d conscience stricken. . A dozen other things of the kind h8pcrcd durln.r the first week, and then the citizens decided that an ob servatory was unlawful. They cob suited a lawyer, add he smiled at them. He told them the town could be sue- r finderf by els ervatorles and not con flict with any law. Then . It was thought bee to make up a shake purse and buy Mr. BuBhwlck out. "Gentlemen," said the telescope man when tb srrs'-h',1 him on the sub ject, "the price of this property Is ..oo. Tske It or leave it" 'But yon have no right to he spying on our homes," was retorted. "There is no spying. I am simply surveying eautli before me. If any of yon happen to come within my range of vision I cannot help it I do sot think I shall write a book on what I see. I may. but no not think so." The citizens refused to pay the sum named an4 went down the hill to their homes, whl'o Mr. Bushwick returned to his post and his .telescope. One oi tbe residents of the village was an old ma'd named Miss Sannderson. She had a home of her own. She was fond of strolling m her garden. A Mr. Bio?. som, who lived next door, was fond of leaning over the line fence and quot ing poetry to her. His wife bad warn ed h'm to sop it or she would no' something to him, but on a certain af ternoon he forgot the warning and was repeating "Sherdan's Ride'1 to Miss Saunderson when there came a wlfa, a cob and a cataclysm. The telescope took It all In. The white flag waved Joyously. Dozens of people saw Jt wave and went hunting for the eaus, and there was some more to talk about Two or three days later a com mittee climbed the hill with $'00 In Us hind poeket and toVl Mr. Bushwick o take It and get out "Gentlemen. I am sorry If you have been lut to any trouble," he kindly re pld ; "but tie figures on the property 's $!oo. You see, a sort of real estate boom has set In.", The committee hemmed and hawed and refused to pay. Two days after that the report spread that Tie obser vatory man was going to have a night as well as a day glass a glass that would almost see through a pine door. Then there was a httst'. Three men 'nok np the task of collecting. Oh, no; they were not afraid of the day glass or the night glass or any other kind of glass, but it would be a great Im provement to the landscape to remove the house on the hit! and set out some pine trees there. When they went no to see Mr. Bushwick aga'a he wanted $700, but see'rg It was them and see ing they wanted to boier the land scape, he would throw off $"0 and get out In three dsys he was gone, and the sigh of re'Ief that went np.n, heard all over Lorain county. Things do happen yet In thar t wo.trnblckat do happen yet In that town, but the world never hears of them. Rebuke to Patterson. We know eothlng of the relative merit and ability of the men who were candidate for the supreme court Ir. Tennessee court out uae wenn n. Morehead one side was in bad com pany, and we are glad they were de feated. Governor Patterson may think he can carry on his high handed prac tices, defjj decency and be the boss of the state, but the Tennesseans have acted In the way we felt they would act and have administered to him a stinging rebuke, The good workt will be carried on. ' Patterson will be defeated when he faces the people for re-election and Tennes see will redeem herself la the eyes of the : nation. Winston Journal. - Constancy, ' Without constancy there is neither love, friendship nor ' virtue . in the world. Addlwon. PKPOHD MEMORIAL TO EILL RYE. Coszlttee Appointed by Kartb Carolina Press Association Cscl&s That tbe Eesory olffleLase&teit Bomorlst Shall be Honored la a Prac tical Banner. The committee appointed at the recent meeting of the North Carolina Press Association to take in the matter of a State memorial to Bill Nye, met in Salisbury, Wednesday, July 6, . in formal session, and after hearing all the propositions before it unanimous ly decided: ,. I. That the memorial to the lamented humorist shall take the form of a memorial building, to be one of the group and a part of the Stonewall Jackson Training School, generally known as the State Reformatory, in Cabarrus cosmty. near Concord. 2. That the building, furnish ed and equipped as the trustees of the institution may direct, to the best advantage for the rescue of errant boys, shall cost not less than 1 5,000, and shall be known as tbe "BILL NYE MEMORIAL BUILDING." 3. That the fallowing news papers be designated to receive and acknowledge subscriptions to the fund for this building, said funds to be transmitted promptly to the treasurer, JOHN M. JULIAN, EDITOR OF THE SALISBURY POST. The Observer, Charlotte. Tie Evening Post, Salisbury, The Citizen, Asheville, The News and Observer, Ral eigh, The News, Greensboro, The Star, Wilmington, The Uplift, Concord. 4. That while the committee believes that this memorial should be distinctively North Carolina's tribute to the lamented man of letters, it deems it wise, in order to insure the prompt success of the movement, aud further to per mit the friends ot Bill Nye out side the state an opportunity to contribute to this movement, that contributions from outside the state should be gratefully re ceived and acknowledged, while not solicited. The committee believes further that it made a wise and happy selection in the form of this memorial; that nothing it might have conceived would have brought greater joy to the heart of the gifted, kindly man whose memory it is designed to perpe tuate, than the . great work of making useful citizens of way ward boys, and that were he present with us in the flesh today it would have the stamp of h is approval. Furthermore the com mittce bespeaks the hearty co operation of the brethren of the press especially, and all good citizens gcucrally in this under taking. It is a labor of love one that has already been too long neglected, to the shame of North Carolina, Let us put our should ers to the wheel and show to the world what North Carolina can do lor ( the man it delights honor. (Signed) to James M. Caine, Chairman, John M. Julian, Treasurer, R. W. Vincent, Secretary, Robert M. Phillips, Archibald II. Boyden. Committee. SOUTHERN Spring and Summer Changes of the ; Southern Railway. - Effective June 5th, 1910. On the above date the Southern Railway put in opera tion their elegant Spring and ers and Parlor Cars from all important points, Jackson ville, Atlanta, Macon, New Orleans, Memphis, Chatta- nooga, Columbia, Charleston, Western Carolina of the and all other important Summer Resorts. 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