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THE CAROLINA WATCHMAN.
WM. H. STJGWART, KJ. ud Pub. Published Every Wednesday at 120 West Inalss Street Subscription Price $1 per rear strictly cash in advance Entered as second-class matter Jan. 19th. 1905, at the poet offlee at Salis bury, N. C., under the act of Congress of March 3rd, 1397. Salisbury, N. C., Oct. Bid, 1900. An egotistical ass is in nowise a statesman. A politician’s word of honor is like a bursted bubble. A man who does not think right cannot act right. Because a man wants an office it is not a sufficient reason to give him one. A man may be a “good fellow ’ and yet totally unfit to represent a free people anywhere. A man should vote for public officials with the same care he would select a man to be entrust ed with his own private business. The nearer starved the wolf the harder he will will fight for food, and the mere undeserving a politician the bigger lies he will tell to get an office. Acknowledgement of an invita tion to attend the annual Meck len burg Fair, to be held in Char lotte, October 16 to 19, i9 hereby made. It goes without saying that on this occasion large crowds will attend this fair as Charlotte and Mecklenburg never do things by halves. They have never yet fallen down on their visitors and they will not do it nowr. The present degenerate spawn cannot longer deceive an intelli gent people by labeling itself De mocacy. There is not one single feature of the once proud Democ racy exhibited in the present Rowan machine. The few good men to be found on the ticket would have long since been thrown overboard if the members of the machine had had the nerve to have done it. If, under the circumstances, no other candidates for the office of Sheriff of Rowan appear, the good people of Rowan owe it to them selves and to the county to vote for the man who is most capable and most worthy to fill the office. This is nothing short of a duty to the country and public welfare aa«l it is both good Democracy and good Republicanism. J. 0. Houston is by many odds the more suitable one fortheposition. It may be good politics, but to our miiid the most contemptible and most unreliable and unsafe citizen is the fellow who employs all manner of means to defeat, be fore a primary, some fellow known to be unworthy, denounces the boss and his methods, and af ter the primaries, takes the stump to help elect said unworthy and bends every effort to bring about a successful culmination of the boss’ nefarious schemes. He is not as good as the man he op posed, he is entitled to less re spect in every way. He would sell his brother’s birthright for a mess of porridge. The gift of W. F. Snider of the old Snider home place, corner of Main and Kerr streets, to the city of Salisbury, to be used as a city hospital, was an act of unusual generosity in North Carolina. It^ is a gift that will grow in public value and greater appreciation as the years come and go, it will not only be of great benefit to many within a few years, but it will be a blessing to generations unborn and an inspiration to all who can to make such offerings for its maintenance as their means will permit. Mr. Snider deserves the highest praise and credit for his generous munificence and the city should see to it that a building suitable to the spirit and purpose for which it has been given is erected, not alone for the good such an institution will be to the public, but as a monument to the man who has made a city hospi tal possible. There are people amongst us who do not seem to know what hypocrisy and demagoguery are. We think they are very important matters and that all should tho roughly understand them, and hence, be able to avoid such as may practice them, as all honest,! sincere men will, when acquaint ance reveals those who are given to the use of such methods. It is especially important that the youth of a community should not be taught to look upon a hy pocrite and a demagogue as a man of superior virtue and unusual honor and high character. Such conditions are hurtful and in the long run will do much more harm than good. It will have a tenden cy to lower the morals of the com munity. As such boys become older they will either adopt the detestable traits as meritorious or else their consciences will be great ly shocked when they learn the truth, and once deceived they will forever view with suspicion those whose egotistical effrontery and diabolical cussedness leads them to profane an alter, sacred or otherwise, with an effort to ap pear different from that which they really are. But there are so many deaf, blind willing slaves to rotten society, political bosses and sordid gold, the hope for a better, nobler era seems useless, The extravagance of the Pen rose ring in Pennsylvania in the erection of the new State capitol at Harrisburg appears to be a part of the campaign in that State. Four million dollars was appropriated a few years ago, but this was expanded by politicians into thirteen millions. It is said that the architect will receive the modest sum of over half a mil lion for his services, while an ar tist gets a quarter of a million for mural decorations. Chandeliers cost only two million, and the safes were secured for a million and a half. Those who seek to deny the charge of ring rule and extravagance in Pennsylva n i a would do well to touch lightly on the capitol proposition.—Char lotte Observer. Not for the purpose of drawing improper comparisons, but mere ly to show how politicians gener ally do things, and politicians are pretty much the same everywhere, especially those who persist in building something known to be contrary to the wishes of a large majority of the tax-payers. Eve ry man who has ever built any thing knows full well the original estimates are seldom sufficient to complete the work, consequently if there is any one thinking Row an will not be put to a greater ex pense than $18,000,00 for a new jail, they had just as well prepare to think different. The fact of the great haste being made to have all the contracts made now lends strength to the idea that there is something in the build ing of a new jail more than the pretended need of such a build ing. Let the people see that a board is elected in November who will refuse to make this waste of public money, and, if any has been improperly spent see that those who commit the wrong are forced to shoulder the burden as individuals. Let the people vote right and there will be no graft in Rowan. — POWER OF THE RANK AND FILE. The London Times thinks that Mr, Bryan has injured his chances for the nomination for president on the government ownership of railroads question unless he can control the Democratic machine, and in that case “Mr. Roosevelt’s name alone can be evoked on the repbublican side to secure anoth er republican victory.” The Times is mistake-n in its idea of the power of the demo cratic machine to carry an elec tion. That machine is more pow erful in securing nominations than in carrying elections. The machine often rides roughshod iver the majority of the people of its party in nominating its men, and the time was, especially i>t the South, when it could force its sandidates so nominated on the people, but that time has passed. The people have begun to think and to act for themselves, though the wire pullers have not yet ful ly learned the lessson that is be ing taught them, and after one or two defeats due to obnoxious boss ism these wirepullers will learn that it is best for the party that the masses should^be’given a hear ing in the matter of making nominations.—Wilmington Mes senger. ( Nicely said. One would almost think the writer had reference to conditions in Rowan this year. This is why w'e speak of the pres ent Democracy as the “so-called democracy,” hut we would proba bly be more correct if it was call ed the “machine,” a thing to be manipulated at will by a boss a thing in which there is no heart, no brain and cons* quently no principles, a merefgrinding out'of voters, like a job press, simply to furnish so many printed slips with the names of the bosses’ ma chine-made candidates thereon. The final question is: Are you one of that tribe that can be marched up to the polls, like a dog with a bone in his mouth, to put in a vote under such conditions? Tro\e your patriotism and good wishes for the welfare of your country by voting for the beBt men regard less of parties. A MAGNIFICENT DONATION. Gift of Public Spirited Citizen Makes the Hospital Certain. A meeting was held at the opera house last Thursday night to discuss ways and means to es tablish a public hospital here. The following letter, address ed to the Mayor, was read, and this of itself is sufficient to re move the hospital pla n from the realm ot doubt: My Dear Sir:—I take this oc casion to inform you that I here by agree to donate to the city of Salisbury my house and lot on the east corner of the intersec tion of Mam and Kerr streets, and being known as the “Snider Home Place.” This property is given by me to the city of Salis bury with the only condition that it is to bo used exclusively as a City Hospital, and should it ever be converted into any other use, or discontinued as a City Hospi tal, that the same shall revert to me or my heirs. With best wishes for the suc cess of the enterprise, I am, Yours Faithfully, W. F. Snider. This is probably the largest gift ever made to this communi ty by a citizen of Salisbury, or by any one else, for that matter, and the residents of this city, and those who will profit by reason of Mr. Snider’s munificence, will never cease to remember it most gratefully. A man who makes such a princely gift for the cause of f uffering humanity does not want praise for his deed, he does not expect it, but it is hardly con sistent to speak of the gift without some brief allusion to the large hearted giver. After reading the letter, which made a most profound impressi >n upon the audience, Rev. K. J Murdoch offered prayer. The mayor spoke of the need of a hos pital and told of his observations of institutions of a similar nature in other cities. Brief talks were made by Rev. F. J. Murdoch R v Leo, Senator Overman, Drs H T. mantuam, vv. urump, John Whitehead, J. B. Council], J. M. Flippiu, I. H, Foust, Capt. Rich ard Henderson, Jas. Moyle, H. C. Trott and others. The mayor has written to an architect to come here and make plans for needed additions and al terations in the building. Lat< r a board of managers, etc., will be chosen, a canvass of the city will also be made for donations. Citizens of every class are en thusiastically in favor of the movement, and a number of the lodges of the city have already spoken for special quarters in the building. o Wanted.—by Chicago wholesale aud mail order house, assistant manager (man or woman) for this county and adjoining territory. Salary $20 and expenses paid weekly; expense money advanced. Work pleasant; position perma nent. No investment or expert ence required. Spare time valua ble. Write at once for full par ticulars aud enclose self address ed envelope. Address, GENER AL MANAGER, 134 E. Lake St., Chicago. 8-8 lOt. Wood's Seeds FOR FALL SOWING. 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