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Tuesday, April 24, 1906.
NAMES IX THE PAPERS.
The EcoTrorarst, of Elizabeth City,
gives an account of an attempt to
burglarize the residence of a minister
of that city a few nights ago. It says
the minister lias told a number of
friends of the affair, but wants his
It is difficult for newspaper men to
know what to do in this matter of
publishing names in connection with
local happenings. Some people object
to their names being mentioned in ac
counts of most trivial matters, where
no possible harm can be done. Others
are so fond of seeing their names in
print that they get mad if left out
in articles in which there is no reason
whatever for their names appearing.
Some protest most strongly against
their names being used and if the ar
ticle appears with them omitted they
In this matter of inserting or omit
ting names a newspaper man has to
draw heavily upon his knowledge of
human nature and to exercise a great
deal of discretion.
There is another class of people with
whom the newspaper men have to
contend about the use of names tho?e
who are always wanting him to "roast"
somebody. It is by no means an in
frequent occurrence that one of this
class will come to an editor with a
tale of woe about what he considers
some disgraceful state of affairs or the
unpardonable conduct of some official j
of city, county or state, or of some
corporation and, urge him to "write
the matter up." lie will give all the
facts upon which to base a scathing
editorial and insist that it is the
editor's duty to write it. When the
editor says to him : "You- seem to be
familiar with all the facts. You write
a communication to my paper on the
subject and sign your name to it and
it will be published," he becomes hor
rified at the Idea. "Oh, I can't do that,"
he says, "I do not want my name
mentioned Th the .matter:" and then he
goes on the streets and criticises the
newspaper man for not having any
backbone, and if the newspaper man
will take the trouble to investigate
the matter he will :be pretty apt to find
that the man had some personal
reason for wanting the "roasting" ar
Now Avhat possible harm could have
been done by mentioning the-name
of the Elizabeth City minister in the
newspaper account of the attempt to
burglarize his house? It could not
possibly have been construed as an
effort to give him newspaper notoriety
nor would it nave placed him in an
undesirable position berore the pub
lic. There was no reason whatever
why it should have been omitted and
its insertion would have made the ar
ticle of more interest to all cf his ac
quaintances who happened to read
it. Otherwise its insertion or omission
was wholly immaterial.
The white men of Fayetteville have
set the whole state a good example
in the matter of paying their poll
tax in time to qualify themselves to
vote in the next election. There is not
a single white man in Cross Creek
township, in which Fayetteville is sit
uated, liable to poll tax who has not
already paid it. This is remarkable,,
but it is nothing more than could' be
expected of the men of Cumberland
county. They have never known oth
erwise than to be true to their state,
to their party and to themselves.
Tuesday of next week is the last day
in which ioll taxes can b? paid in
time to save the right to vote next
fall. We hope when that day clcses
i will be found that the example of
h? Cumberland men has been follow
el generally by the democrats of th?
President Roosevelt does not like
Mr. P.!3ekburn. He was very much
interested in the investigation of nis
ca.se by the department of justice.
Now the country will he on the look;
cut for his criticism of Judgj Gcffj
in . language similar to that he used'
in reference to Judge Humphrey's de-1
r.islon in the meat packers' case.
. Mrs. JLr. A. Shepard left yesterday:
for Jacksonville where she will visit'
the families of Dr. Jt. W. Ward and!
Mr. H, A. Jarman
MR. ROOSEVELT'S MISTAKE.
We think the president made a mis
take in refusing all aid from foreign
parts for the destitute of San Fran
cisco., That America can take care
of her own sufferers Is a fine sentl
m.ent; but it is sentiment only, and
common, practical sense is lacking
In acting upon it in the manner of
In the first place, it would," no
doubt be a. gratification to many peo
ple In Europe to be allowed to con-
tribute to the wants of those suffer
ing people. Whenever there is need
of aid for suffering humanity abroad
the people of the United States re
spond liberally. They have never
been told that their contributions
were not needed. Even while the de
struction of life and property was go
ing on in San Francisco the peopl?
of this country were raising v funds
for the famine-stricken people of Ja
pan. - In the next place, all the money
that can possibly be raised will be
needed for the people who have not
only lost their all by the earthquake
and fire, but have before them no
prospect of means of earning a living
in the near future. It is not merely
a question of temporarily supplying
food and shelter for those people. For
many some provision-will have to be
made for some time to come.
The steamship company whose offer
of twentv-five thousand dollars was
declined has made its thousands and
thousands of dollars out of the Amer
ican people. Its contribution was al
most like one from an American com
pany. It was a mistake to refuse its
offer of help.
There is no degradation in receiving
aid from foreigners in cases of such
calamity. If our people feel that it
would be so. then they , should be
careful how they let their charitable
impulses sway them when great ca
lamity comes to people of other coun
tries, lest they give offense by offer
ing to do for others what they would
not let others do for them under sim
Mr. Roosevelt's intentions were
good, but his judgment was bad and
he misconceived the true situation.
CONSTERXATION AMONG DIVORC
There must be consternation among
tho hundredgof men and women who
have married after one or the other
of the couple had secured a divorce
in the court of a state of which the
defendant in the case of which the
dent at the time of trial. The federal
supreme court decides a divorcs
cannot be granted in a state in which
but one party to the marriage is with
in its jurisdiction. All the divorce
suits which have been railroaded
through the South Dakota courts will
be affected by this decision, as well
as many granted in other states. This
decision. will bring in question the legit
imacy of all children born to couples
married after either had secured such
a divorce. It is estimated that the
number of such children will reach
twenty thousand; but some states
have passed laws legitimizing children
where one of the parties married in
good faith. Still, there are hundreds
who will not come within the provis
ions of these enabling statutes.
The Raleigh Times says there could
be no more forceful argument in favor
of uniform divorce laws throughout
the union than this decision of the
supreme court. Such a law is bound
to come one way or another and the
sooner it comes the better it will be
for the country.
Judge Peebles makes the suggestion
that all justices of the peace should
be required to attend the superior
courts of their respective counties on
the first day of the term in order
that they may receive a charge from
the presiding judge, at the time of
his charge to the grand jury, as to
the law applicable to their offices and
as to their duties. Much good might be
done by such course, for we have in
all parts of the state magistrates who
are greatly in need of information on
these subjects; but the trouble would
be in convincing some of. them that
the superior court judges know more
law than they do. As a rule, those cf
the justices of the peace most in need
of instruction are the ones who think
themselves the most efficient.
Stanly county . leads off with the
first nomination of a member of the
next legislature. The democrats of
that county nominate Hon. J. Milton
Brown's seat in the senate is assured,
from the district composed of Stanly,
Anson, Union and Davidson. As Stanly
and Davidson are entitled to the two
senators this year and that district
has a large democratic majority, Mr.
Brow's seat in the senate is assured.
He has served two terms in the housa
of representatives and as chief clerk
of the senate in two legislatures.
This is a good start the democrats
have made in the -way of a first class
legislature. If the other counties fol
low the example set by Stanly we will
have a legislature in which the peo
ple can impose perfect confidence.
THE CONNECTICUT MUTUAL.
The 'Connecticut Mutual Life IifsuT
ance company, whose statement of
'condition at the close of business on
December 31st last appears in this pa
per, today, is one of those life insur
ance companies-whose officers have
not taken to the style of business
conducted by the three big companies
jof New York whoo? affairs have been
under investigation and about whici
such scandalous disclosures have De?n
made. The policy of the Connecticut
Mutual has always been to secure a
steady growth, and at the same time
look well to the interests of Its ncl-
'icy-holders. It preferred to conduct
its business along these lines to mak
ing record breaking figures of amount
or. insurance issued. Economy and
conservatism combined with true bus
iness principles and good judgment,
have made this one of the most solid
ccnipam! in the country. President
Greene, for so many years the head
cf this company and who died re
cently," itft as his monument, one has
sam oi mm, a good reputation in
stead of a fortune. His estate at tne
time of his death amounted to much
less than the annual salary of the
presidents of some of the big compa
nies. President Taylor, his sncces
sor, has not changed his predecessor's
policy in the conduct of the company's
business. As showing how economi
cally this company is managed its ex
penses are less than twenty per cen:
of its premiums. Only nine other
life insuianr'e companies of this coun
try made the same showing for 1901.
Congressman Pou has received as
surance that the rural free delivery
routes In his district will not be reduc
ed in number. What has our con
gressman secured in the same line for
his district? Wre hope hecan- be as
The Washington Post remarks that
"the surrerne court's divorce decision
places a geed many society people in
a position where they cannot throw
rocks at M. Gorky." Not at all. The
Post Shrould remember Tlr Sn
Johnson's distinction between ortho
doxy und heterodoxy.
A VISIT TO LILLINGTON
Wonderful Improvement of This Up
per Cape Fear Town.
For the first time in thirty years
this writer made a hurried visit last
week to Lillington, and the appear
ance of that town is now in pleasing
and striking contrast to what it was
thirty years ago. The old frame court
house is now replaced with a fine
brick building, and a new jail is being
built at cost of $11,000 in place of the
old "sweaU-box" -rsc r nmc
to any civilized commemfty. mere are
now two banks, two hotels, eight
stores and several new and handsome
residences. So great and many are the
improvements that Lillington could
not be recognized as the same place
that it was in 1S76.
The town is now in communication
with the outer world by the Raleigh
& South port railroad, more generally
known as "Mills' road," because Mr.
John A. Mills was its promoter and
to his untiring energy is due the credit
of its construction. This road is now
in operation from Raleigh to Little
River, a distance of neary fifty miles,
and will be completed to FayetteviUe
probably in June. Chatham Record.
Young Husband "It's very pretty,
but don't you think it was extrava
gant to spend $28 on a ring?" Young
Wife "But you see, darling, I had
already saved the $28 by getting at
Easter gown that was reduced from
$88 to $00." Brooklyn Life.
Little Liver Pills.
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to ttke es sn.&.
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its right to this title is because "IT CURBS DISEASE."
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roots, herbs and barks, which are acknowledged to be specifics for
diseases arising from an impure or poisoned condition of the blood
and possessing tonic properties that act gently and admirably in the up-building of a run
down, weakened or disordered condition of the system.
One of the greatest points in favor of & S. S. js that it is the only blood remedy on the
market which does not contain a mineral ingredient of some kind to derange or damage the
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such condition that most medicines are repulsive to the stomach will find that S. S. S.,
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121 Boxes Lemon Cakes
196 Boxes Assorted Cakes
83 Cream Cheese
184 Cases Sardines
428 Bags Wheat Bran
1420 Bushels Corn
864 Bushels Meal
1440 Bushels Oats
920 Dozen 1 lb Beef
Rich man's dollar and poor
man's dollar equal.
WILMINGTON. N. C.
Y SEXD US YOUR ORDERS
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of the taint, purines and strengthens the weak,
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TWO HORSE S. B PLOWS. All Kinds of Turn and Cotton Plow
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Don't forget we have a car load of Field Fencing Just received.
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We are prepared to quote prices and book or
orders for later shipment and solicit inquiries.
We advise Ithe use of the Standard 45 Pound Tie,
but can furnish the 40 Pound. We also offer a
First Class Heavy Groceries.
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Gentlemen: S. S. S. is used as a family medicine in onr
home. I myself have taken and always found it what it Is
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purities, increases the appetite, improves the digestion,
and builds up the general health. I have given it to ray
children with fine results. It promptly restores the appe
tite and clears the skin of all eruptions. It is a very fine
blood tonic and has my hearty endorsement.
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to weak, anaemic persons.
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