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ROANOKE RAPIDS HERALD.
PUBLISHED EVERT FRIDAY BY : Herald Publishing Company, Inc. J. T. Stainback Editor Subscription Price One Dollar a Year. Telephone 570 Entered as Second Class Matter April 3, 1914, at the Post Office at Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, under Act of March 3, 1879. All matter for publication in the Herald must be turned into the office before ten o'clock Thursday mornings, in order to be published in the current week's issue. This rule applies .o ad vertising copy, notices, resolu tions and locals. Friday, June 12, 1014. Like the Bourbons: "they have "learned nothing, forgotten nothing." How would Mad, Muddy, Muttering Raleigh, do for a slogan? Huerta countermands the order to blockade Tampico but he hasn't saluted the flag. How the heresy of letting the people elect their own county officers did shock the noble hearts assembled in convention at Raleigh. in the platform prattle about pri-: o maries the modicum of molasses. It would bo morally and physi-1 cally impossible to stand on the plank; there woule be no place: to stand. The convention ex- j pressed its hopes and aspirations and intentions respecting pri mary legislation in just five lines. ! One heard, but momentarily, the j tinkling cymbal. The minority j and the term is used most advised ly proposed a thorough-going, clear-cut declaration with re spect to a statewide legalized primary, but it remained the minority report precisely for the j reason that the report was clear cut and comprehensive, The: convention was very convention-1 al. It was a relatively small, se lect gathering, comprising in a large part those who have receiv ed recognition at the hands of President Wilson. But it was not minded to brook any d d nonsense. The limited numlier of real progressives were easily overwhelmed by the IWuttsonisin torpor that pervaded the pro-1 ceedings." i In our opinion, the only thing about the convention worth admiration was the open hearted and whole souled way in which the standpatters went about their business of steering1 the steam roller over every pro gressive head that popped up. One of the leaders, Camerson Morrison, h quoted as saying that the democrats in the western Dart of the State did nut approve of primaries such as were proposed by the minority (i. e., the honest kind) because they might interfere with de mocratic chances in some of the counties. And we have a vague suspicion that these primaries might also interfere with demo cratic ringsters' chance in some of the counties, even in the 30C Q First, the pine knot and the cry of the herald, then the tallow dip and the handbill, last, the Mazda lamp and the modern magazine and newspaper advertising, Some people are still pine-knot-ers in advertising. For advertising that gets results, that pays you high est returns on the money invested, use the home paper. ' vtnyivw,iKSs-1 ,m;'.i" r:nv ""Witt' ,i'"i"-itf' arflifr" LOSS or GAIN STUYVESANT FISH once said: "If each of our. 85 million people saves or wastes but five cents a day it makes an annual loss or gain of $1,55 1,250,000.00." Are You SAVING or WASTING? Learn the value of money. It is the lesson of a successful life. We invite this bank YOUR BANK. The First National Bank of ROANOKE RAPIDS most important Si you to make H The King Incog The controversy between the RALEIGH TIMES and the NEWS and OBSERVER seems to be rapidly leaving the parlor language class. In reply to a slur made by the NEWS and OBSERVER on the TIMES' cir- i culation. the latter comes back 'eastern part of the State, withits "dander up" and charges ut course, me legislature is throug, a wi, regjon 0f Castile. the "pokeberry sheet" with j not uounu ro ounce 10 me wne He put ujt with his modest en. "hold up methods," "violation ,ottne i-oumon ami ior me i ,0( ,ra re at a mre than modest An undersecretary of the Spanish legation told at a dinner party in Washington a little story about the king of Spain "King Alphonso," he began, "is fond of taking motor trips incog. He motored recently of the Federal law" in mailing under second class rate subscriptions more than two years in arrears, and insertion of "unclean, undesirable, immoral and filthy advertising copy." Go it Tige! Relative to the entrance of the A. C. L. into the metropolis the Scotland Neck Commonwealth cheerfully observes: "Well, we guess Scotland Neck 'can spare' Roaring Noke Rapids a little spur track of the A. C. L. to let their good people come to a regular town to do their 'Sad day shopping." Optimism is a fine thing, a beautiful thing, and we admire it where ever we see it. The magnitude of the Common wealth's optimism is such as to excite not only admiration, but wild surprise. Trade generally flows towards the center of pop ulation. "Roaring Noke Rapids," we like that name, has by actual ; census slightly more than 4100 people. Come on now Common wealth how many has Scotland Neck? Of course, we know if the Coast Line comes there is going to be trading between the towns. Why Roanoke Rapids goods, will be found in every home in Scot land Neck. regard to j g,)0d of the State and the citizens 1 devoutly hope, thereof, let us that it will not. From all over the state comes word that the best men in each ; country are being out on fur the legislature, men who will do their duty to their constituents and to the state at large. We have enough faith in these men and in the citizens of the state, if these inn. "I am sure," he said, laughing "that they won't know me here!" "Well, they did not know him there. They treated him like an ordinary traveler. So much so, in fact, that when he went to shave the next morning, he found there was no mirror in his room. So he went down into the inn-viird in his shirt-slpevps. men should fail us, to believe arui thoro nrotttf .uQmiuirrno:4 brought him a broken piece of mirror, which he set up beside the well, and proceeded to lather ; cheeks and chin. The irirl stood chattimr with gum ui geu r. hi final, she sajd jn an od(j voice: The editor of this paper has "You are not just an ordinary proposition from a booze house traveler, are you?" by which he can get a lot of, "Why do you asked me that?" whisky for advertising. At the laughed the king. same time he is offered a course j "I don't know." said the' maid, of treatment at a Keeley Institute: 'Hut there's something about you tor more advertising space. It - perhaps you belong to theroy' accepted, that would be per- al court at Madrid?" that the men who ran things in the recent democratic convention i will have short shrift. The ! people in North Carolina want progress in politics' and they are i petual motion as long as the edi tor and advertising hold out. Monroe City (Mo.) News. A Missouri man and a Kansas A Retrogressive Convention The recent Democratic Conven tion at Raleigh seems to have been recreant to its duty and the wishes of the majority of the Democrats of the State. The convention cheerfully turned down practically all of the recommendations made to it by the mass meeting of lamented memory held in Raleigh on last April. The professional poli ticians, the placemen and ringsters scored another triumph, and the people lose. About the only measure re commended to the legislature which had any progressive tendency at all was a recommend ation tor a statewide primary law. But even this recommend ation was not passed before it had been carefully emasculated. The seers and sages in conven tion assembled did not deem the people of North Carolina capable of nominating all their officers, so they cut out the primaries in the case of county " officers. The Greensboro Daily News commenting editorially on the convention says: ' 'One recognizes "Yes, I do," he answered. "Perhaps you work for his majesty himself?" "Yes, 1 do." "And what do you do for him? man were argurmg, in the hotel ao"cu t,,c v'" usi ihuiu. lobby, as to the merits and de-! "0h- lolH of things," the king merits of their respective states, when the Kansas man said. "Here's a story you may have all heard, but I'll tell it to illus trate my point, replied. now. ' I'm shaving him just New Orleans States, Glady's mother was entertain ing visitors, when suddenly the A Missouri boy moved with , door was flun open and in burst Uiadys like the proverbial whirl wind. 'My dear child," said the mother, rebukingly, "I never heard such a noise as you made coming down-stairs. Now go right back and come down-stairs properly." Gladys retired, and in a few mo ments later re-entered the room. "Did you hear me come down that time, mamma?" she asked. "No, dear," replied the moth er. "Now, why can't you al ways behave like that? You came down-stairs like a lady then." "Yes, mamma," said Gladys dutifully, "I slid down the ban isters." Ladies Home Journal. his parents to Kansas, where he found the refined social surround ings far more congenial to his taste than his backwoods Mis souri roughneck associates of former years. Suddenly his father decided to move back to Missouri, and announced that the family should start the follow ing day. That night, when the boy said his prayers, he finished this way: "Goodbye God, I'm going back to Missouri." "Certain," replied the Mis souri man, I know part of the story's true, for I was the kid. I don't just now remember of praying, but I do recollect ex claiming: "Good, by God, I'm going back to Missouri!"-T. C. McConnell. "Who can tell about the little chameleon?" asked the teacher. "I can," said Joe. "Well, tell us," said the teach er. , "A chameleon looks like a baby alligator and it changes its clothes all the time," said Joe. -Kansas City Star. "Why are you picking up these old bicycles? No demand for them now." "Not from the public. But I figure there will be a steady de mand from museums in a few years." Some girls have trouble in get ting husbands-and nothing but trouble after they get them. Choral Repartee. Once in a while the choirs do get back at the minister, as, for example, in a Connecticut church the other Sunday morning. The minister announced, just after the choir had eung" its anthem, as his text "New when the uproar had ceas- j ed. But the singers bided their time patiently, and when the ser mon was over, rose and rendered in most melodious fashion an other anthem beginning, "Now it is high time to awake arfter sleep. " -Congregationalist. They were gazing at her from the back of the parlors. "She has a fine mind, hasn't she?" ventured the short man. "Remarkable," answered his companion. "One of those minds that, when you are with her, you can't decide which makes you the most happy to listen or to realize that you ars not married to her." Husband (to Dr, stutters); "Well, twins?" Dr. Dobbin: "Tr-tr Dobbin who Doc, is it tr, tr it Husband: Holy smoke, trip- ets!" Dr. Dobbin (stuttering worse than ever): "Qu qu qu-qu it Husband: Jehosaphat, quad ruplets." Dr. Dobbin (finding his words) : "No, no, no; qu qu quite the contra-y. Tr try-try to be brave. It's only a girl." Your Printing We wish to again remind you of the fact that we are prepared to do all kinds of social printing. Invitations of every description, Programs, Contests, Menus, Vis iting Cards, Etc. We can do it just as good as i .. ff rv l i (digest unices in rucnmona an Raleigh, in many instances at prices lower higher, you also charges. the d it never any save carriage Herald Publishing Co. FOR SALE! REAL ESTATE Id the Heart of Roanoke Rapids 4 lots on Madison Street 5 on Jackson Street, 2 on Wash ington 1 seven-room house and lot Mon roe Street 2 lots in South Rosemary. Term Reasonable. Apply to A. L. CLARK, Att'y 6-13-tf Roanoke Rapid, N. C. First Girl (at seashore) I don't care what kind of a hus band I get Second Girl Gracious! First Girl So long as he's rich, handsome, kind and generous. young "Wife, why does that cub stay out so late?" "I believe he's pleading with Mabel for a good-night kiss." "Well, if that is the only way to get rid of him, authorize her to bestow it." Lady (in small Irish hotel) Waiter take away that bottle and put some clean water in it Waiter Faith, the wather's all right; tis the bottle that's dirty. London Punch. Did You Ever Ride an ARDM0RE BICYCLE If you haven't, you've never had the beat wheel service The AR0M0RE will give you tatiifac tion every day in the year. Aik the man who owns one. CASH OR EAST PAYMENTS Wheels Rented :-: Repairing J. F. STALLINGS tew oi R. E. Sl.ll C. ROSEMARY, N. C. B. B. HIGGINS Timely Aid -The Chaperon "Young man, you have your arm around that young lady's waist" The Young Man.-'Thanks! 've been trying to find the spot all evening, but with these new gowns a lellow hardly knows where he's at "-Puck. Repartee. -Old Scotchwoman "The last steak I got frae ye could hae soled ma boots wi'it." Butcher "And why did ye no dae it?" ' Woman "Sol wid if I could hae got the pegs tea gang through it" Boston Transcript MEET ME AT CHERRY'S There is Always Something Doing to Pass Away the Time The only Headquarters for Sporting Goods in Town Agents for SPAULDING BASEBALL GOODS Soda Fountain Drinks Cigars, Cigarettes, Newspapers Periodicals Take Her That Box of HEADLEY'S All kinU A Bicrck R.fir Work Bkjtlt SuppliM, Wbetl. Rte4 Agant far Dart & Rufaf StuJirJ, lcr Mim k atkw Baku NEW HOME SEWING MACHINES Application for Pardon for HENRY JAMES Application will be made to the Gov ernor of North Carolina for the pardon of Henry Jamea, convicted at the Nov ember term (1913) of the Superior Court of Halifax county for the crime of larceny, and sentenced to work on the County Roads for the term of two years. All persons who oppose the granting of this pardon are invited to forward their protests to the Governor without delay. inu 3rd day of June, A. D. 1914. (Signed)- A. L. CLARK. Attv 6-6-4t for Henry James. E. B. GLOVER DEALER IN Furniture, Undertaker and Funeral Director Night Phone 540. Day Phone 506. Roanoke Rapid, N. C. Roanoke Rapids Power Company Roanoke Rapids, N. C. . Save Your Money by Buying a Building Lot on EASY PAYMENTS Electrical Power for all Purposes at Low Rates Do You Ue an ELECTRICAL IRON? Try One and be Convinced. SUBSCRIBE FOR THE HERALD ITS ONLY $1 THE YEAR Wj H Wj Wj