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The North Carolina Way.
Up in North Carolina, where they have th convention plan, it la neces sary sometimes to call a second con vention to determine whom the first convention nominated. Greenville (S. C.) Piedmont , . . ; Almost Human. , ; Speaking of well-nigh human in telligence, we challenge our wonder loving contemporaries to surpass the record set by the flash of lightning which lit a gas jet in Charlotte last week.' Charlotte Observer. It Waa Read. The Greensboro correspondent of the Durham Herald ia "off" in saying that the local self-government plank of the republican platform was not read to the convention. It was most certainly read, and the boys raised quite a shout when the words were pronounced. Webster's Weekly. Takes No Stock In It Watson's Activity. The activity of Tom Watson in Georgia politics has been to defeat five democratic congressmen and to take one of the seats for himself. Tom Watson has gained notoriety by be ing a malcontent Some men are as well satisfied with notoriety as they are with reputation, and Tom Watson seems to be one of them. Wilming ton Star. ' The Chronicle takes no stock in the talk about war between ITaft nd Roosevelt It has no doubt in the world but that there Is an agreement and an understanding between these two great republican, lights a har monious compact which there ia no danger of being broken, surface ap pearances to the contrary. Charlotte Chronica. Report Has Color. There Is a persistent rumor that Mrs. Carrie Nation. late of Kansas, la touring this state incognito. The fact that on a single night this week In the vicinity of Thomasvllle two near-beer establishments were de stroyed by dynamite and a third burn ed to the ground lends considerable color to this report Charlotte Ob server. An Honest Opinion. The man who honestly believes an other la a scoundrel and denounces him aa aa Infamous and untrustworthy Individual la not in a position to truckle to and support the one whom he has either justly expoed or will ingly traduced. The man who wll fol low the lead of s man whom be has villined Is willing to sidestep self-respect and sacrifice principle. Wil mington Star. - AH Considering It The American city that is not now considering a change to . the commis sion form of city government is the except ion rather than the rule. That plan Is a success wherever It Is being tried and there seems to be no good reason why this city should not join those that are making this experiment Is, the science of municipal govern mentWinston SenTXneL The Case of Cannon. Speaker Cannon is experiencing the fate of every man who holds on too long. Since congress adjourned be has been alone in defending himself. while many who sought his favor and fawned upon him In the heyday ef his power are vigorously opposing his re election. The latest to openly pro nounce against him is Representative Loogworth, who la a statement yes terday to the Associated Press de clared be would do ail ha could to on horse Cannon. The old man Is no saint, it Is unnecessary to say, but It does really seem that be is getting more kicks than he deserves. Sal's- bury post The Tide is Turning, More murders and killings are re corded Just about now than for any period easily recalled. Hardly a day passes that the papers do not contain accounts of homicides and In many cases wilful murders, Per!; U not weather has something to do with It, or Is Jt because so many guilty men have escaped the e'ectrlc chair? A good many miscarriages of justice have occurred la recent months, but the tide has turned. Ashevine had a straight convictkm a week or two ago, while Wadftsboro did the aame thing. " The prospect of Immunity from punishment always has the ef feet of causlog more violations of the law. Greensboro Record. The Fate ef Trespassers. Referring to The Chronicle's article oa the danger In walking on the rail road tracks, the recent tragedy near High Point being ia illustration, a well-posted railroad authority tells us that of the casualties on the railroad" la this state the largest number Is due to people walking oa the track. Ia fact, the records show that of the tout persons killed, at least sixty per cent were trespassers, These tarts In dicate that the railroads ought to be protected from tret passers. The raJI rosd tine Is the company's individual property, yet It Is powerless to pre vent Its te by the public. The leg' Islsture should give the railroad a law that would protect It from this source of Isw salts and danger to truf fle and that at the sane time v oiild operate In the protection of human life and make te possible a repet tloa of these -killed oa the rail" tragedloe that are becoming so buro erowa. Charlotte Chronicle. And He Wasn't ' "Victoria," said her husband, "you will not mind it, I presume, If I should happen to be detained down town late 'his evening?" ' "I shall not mind It" austerely an swered Mrs. Vtck-Senn, "because ycu win not be detained down tovra late this evening or any other evening. Chicago Tribune. - Still in the Family. It is now discovered that a large patch of rubber trust stock is in the name of a c jerk of John Rockefel ler As Senator Aldrlch is father-in-law of Young Rockefeller this keeps the control of the trust in the family, and explains why the increase in the' tariff on rubber goods was so easily secured from the trust-ridden repub lican majority in congress. Greens boro Record. ; About the Size of It Those two Guilford county men who were Injured in the fights on the excursion train will not get the sym pathy they would have gotten had they been in their places. They had no business in that negro car and their wounds are their own faults. Sef-re-specting white men have" very little trouble with the colored race. Racial troubles are usually brought about by degraded white men who put them selves on an equal social footing with negroes. Then when a row breaks out, they expect the whole white race to take up their troubles. Webster'e Weekly. , : . , j: The Butcher Bird's Larder. It Is possible that the butcher bird's curious and cruel habit" of impaling' various creature upon hedge thorn is his way of supporting his wife during her period of seclusion. Of many spe cies the female is fed by the male on the nest, but the butcher bird's prey consists often of creatures which are too large to be eaten at a mouthful. Even If the male could always drag these carcasses to the nest it ia obvi ous that the female could not eat them there, so the "larder" may have been n't upon as a happy device to get over the difficulty, the female flitting thith er to help herself whenever she is hun gry. Country Life. Did Not Have the Grit If the new republican organiiatlon had the grit of Tom Settle there would have been an open pronouncement in favor of local option, alias liquor, sure enough. Tom believes In coming out and saying plainly what he wants. Still. Tom had as well understand that all of us are down and out and must take our medicine we morally stunt ed crowd. As Sam Wltkowsky to d Joe Caldwell on one occasion, the "two p's" are too much for us. Asked what he meant, Mr. Wlttkowsky said "preachers and petticoats. And its true, though from the recent vote on state prohibition it looks like the rank and file had all "jlned" the army. Greensboro Record. Waiting For the Note. Aa English churchman tells the fol lowing: "At one of our cathedrals the minor canon was ill and could not sing. The suffragan bishop had a good voice and volunteered to sing the litany. Go,' be said to the verger, 'and tell the organist that I will sing the litany and ask him to give me the reciting note." 'Please, sir,' said the verger to the organist, 'the b'shop 'as sent me to you to say he will sing the litany." 'AH right' said the organist Seeing the verger remain, be said. Too need not stay. 'Please, sir, the bishop asked me to ask you If you would give him a something I didn't quite catch note.' Tou mean the re citing note. That's It sir; that's if Seeing the verger st'Il remaining, he aid. Toa need not stay.' To which the verger said, 'Please, sir, shall I take It to his lordship?" Anterism Is the beautiful name giv en to a curious orv'ral property of certain minerals. They show a star shaped figure where light Is reflected from them or transmitted through them. This Is seen In ths star si one. whirl is a sort of sapphire, sad In the star ruby. , There Is aster Ism slso In tnlca. The photograph of a lamp flame taken through a plate of mire shows a six rayed star, with six faint er radiations between. Outwardly s'ar mica resembles the ordinary form and shows the same phenomena under polarized 1'ght When examined un der the microscope, however the stur mlf Is found to contains fine needta of another mineral. And thse are regularly arranged at angles of 120 degrees. To these needles Is due the star seen by transmitted light, Chica go Tribune. , The 8tatsville Landmark s bid ding for sa Influx of the pure In heart Discussing the enforcement of the prohibition law. It says "SUtesvIlle ieads sll others. The drug stores don't sell It; tbre are so near-beer saloons, no locker clubs and the sightless tigers are few and far btTweVn." This Is a great vhowlng; its getting right next to that other better country. We are not disputing our friend's word on the subject, yet "oVs not tally with what a traveling man said, as related by Colonel Cowles, not many months ago. He said be was tarrying In the toa and feH the need of a drink. Seeing aa oldtfme darkey leaning against a tree, he approached blm and made his wants known, rep'ying to which the color T man ssld ''Bee dal house way down dir? Well, dat's de onlit p'sce In de town whar ye can't buy liquor." Tb$ bouse was a tnoct dilapidated structure and one could not gt ta it were he to t7 Greens bore Record. What It Cents, A practical railroad man has esti mated that the lack of good roads has cost the farmers of this country 25.00.1,000. If . the farmers would set heartily and unanimously to work to save this little trifle, the present high cost of living might be par tially offset.. What's more, we be Heve the. time ia coming wheic the leak will be entirely stopped. Char lotte Observer. i Received as Information. Col. Bill Newell, of No. 10, says he Is vindicated. In the Cabarrus coun ty republican convention he intro duced a resolution favoring "local self-government," and It was dis posed of by some one moving that it be "received as Information." They put it in the state platform at Greens boro, and Mr. Newell fee's that be Is vindicated, although it was put on at the end of a paragraph and it looked like they were trying to play peek a boo with it Concord Tribune. No Hope for Them. The Morally Stunted in the western part of this state had as well make up their minds that they are not 'go ing to be allowed to make any more Hquor, legally at least, no matter which party comes out on top. Some of our republican friends have long entertained the idea that with a plank favoring 'ocal prohibition they could win. There are some localities yearn ing for a chance to get a vote on the question, befog sure of it They do not . think. Wilkes county, in the state prohibition election, voted over whelmingly dry, jet there are people in Wilkes who actually believe that county would go wet In another elec tion of the same kind. Greensboro Record. Suited His Convenience. Mr. Roosevelt thinks that if he makes a trip to California next spring, and If the Southern Commercial con gress can arrange to meet at some place through which he is llke'y to pass, at the time he happens to he passing there, he might make it a speech. Once a reporter attended a colored conference. In the course of t'me he got up to leave. They asked what his hurry was and be said be bad to go and turn in his copy, so the paper could go to press. "This conference Is adjourned till tomorrow morning," said the presid ing officer, "when our friend, the re porter, can meet with us again." Ashevilla Gazette-News. Knows Where to Find It Mr. T. J. Harklns, w ho ha been sec retary of the republican executive committee and who was "fermlst Morehead, has relieved the new chair man of all embnrassment by resign !ng tee' job. In his letter to More head tendering bis resignation. Har klns frankly says: "In the convent lot just passed I fought yoar election wiin all the might within me, and have no apo'ogles to make therefor. But you are now the chairman of my party and it is my duty to stand by you in what you do as long as what you do r, !n tr.7 rp'n'oi. right Just and for the best interest of our party." That Is the republican process of burying the hatchet But Harklns Will know where to find It as soon as the election la over. Charlotte Chronicle. Of Course It's Wrong. Mr. N. B. Mills, chairman of the Iredell board of commissioners, at tended the meeting of the State As sociation of Commissioners, In Char lotte last week and to aa Observer reporter stated his views with refer ence to the equalization of taxation between corporations and Individuals "He aays It is wrong." says the Ob server, "to let an individual off with a one-third valuation of bis property when a corporation has to pay 100 per cent He Is attempting to nave this remedied. He thinks individual and corporation should be assexK'd the true va'ue f their property and the rate should be decreased correspond ingly to the individual's property valu ation. This puts all on an equal foot ing." Mr. Mills' views sre sound enough, but they will not prevail for the reason that U is the popular thing to hammer the corporation and at the same t'me let the Individual down upon payment of tax upon anywhere from 28 to 75 per cent of the actual value of his possessions, ft Is a burning shame that such, is the cie, but it Is a fact, nevertheless. Salli-burry Post There has been considerable excite. ment in Newton today, over the srrefjJ of John II. Raeke, charged with at tempt to burn the warehouse to the Newton hosiery mill la?t November flaeke was sn employe in the mill and after it closed he moved to Char lotts. Last night is reached Newlon on a visit to his paren's. Soon after his arrival Chief of Police Ooforth re ceived a telegram from Insurance Com missioner Toung to arrest Ratke on the above named charge, which was at once done, and Racks has ben placed In jail awaiting the arrival of the com missioner tomorrow. Rarke bad made a confession in which he states he was hired to burn the warehouse. This wan-house Is the center one'ot a group of wood "a bulMingr constitut ing the hosiery in' 11, officf s, etc. About midnight one November night In 18' persons living In the neighborhood were awakened by something like an explos'on snd found flames bursting from the front windows of the ware- houa. The fire compar-y ext!ngu!fb"d the f!ams without miwb dsmstg? and the owner colJertrd h's insurance, Now comes a new feature In the mat ter with the arrest of John Ra;k Newton Special to Charlotte Observer. Cv.MiaB.l'uel Lm r J (J Fv 11 CCree3 zzz:y ti Hi Liz::;:! C:;ri ttiim C::::: J la i Tk tI to. 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 bearing 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 county, 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 $5,000, and shall be known as the "BILL NYE MEMORIAL BUILDING." 3. That the following 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. The Evening Post, Salisbury, The Citizen, Asheville, The News and Observer, Ril- igh, ; The News, Greensboro, The Star, Wilmington, The Uplift, Concord. 4. That while the committee believes that this memorial should be distinctively North Carolina's j tribute to the lamented man of letters, it deem it wise, in order to insure the prompt success of the movement, and 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 mau 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' ns ia the flesh today it would have the stamp of bis approvaL Furthermore the com mittee bespeaks the bearty co operation of the . brethren of the prm especially, and all good citizens generally id 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 to honor. (Signed) r James M. Caine, Chairman, John M. Julian, Treasurer, R. W. Vincent, Secretary, Robert M. Phillips, Archibald II. Boyden, Committee. Putting Suds Over Him. Since those who opposed Godwin In the sixth district have got blm down and forced fiitn to submit, they are try in to soft soap him by saying they al ways "knew be would do the right thing at the right time." It is nut. ting the suds sll over blm. Greens boro rsew. The Cosslpcrs, "They ssy she w ll create no end of gossip." ' "Well. I guess the Jobbers In hi community will be sble to handle her ou'iut" uwisviiie Courier-Journal. SOUTHERN RAILWAY Spring and Summer Changes of the Southern Railway!. 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