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JHE PEOPLE'S ppESS" (FOUNDED 1827.) J. B. WHITAKER, Jr., IZditor and Manager. KOTICE. A Blue Mark here is to call attention the date to which your subscription is paid. Remittances are desired from those in ar- Pabdons and escapes are two ways to prevent crowding the State peni tentiary. Both ways are in progress. The Indianapolis Sentinel says a trust is "an associated hog, fattened on Republican swill." Mighty near right. Atlanta Is to be congratulated upon being selected as the next place of meeting by the United Confederate Veterans. Now let the friends of public educa tion in North Carolina throw earn estness and activity into the local taxation campaign. As was expected, the Veterans would not permit their beloved Commander-in-Chief, Gen. John B. Gor don, to decline a re election. It is denied that the Caucasian, Senator Butler's paper, is to have a finger in the public printing pie. As we noted the rnmo' we give place to the denial. It appears that those who predict ed that the 1897 session of the North Carolina Teachers' Assembly would be one of the most profitable in its history were not disappointed. Of great convenience will be the telephone service connecting Elkin, Roaring Gap and Sparta and we congratulate the projectors upon the success which they have met. Why not extend the line from Elkin to Winston-Salem ? The report that Queen "Victoria will soon abdicate is discredited. . The Charlotte Observer Is among the non-believers of the story. It says : "This old soul likes her job and has no more idea of abdicating than Judge Dick has." Civil service doesn't cut much figure when a Republican administra tion wants to oust a Democrat and put in a Republican. A late instance of this is the removal of Gen. W. P. Roberts, of this State, from Van couver. If the mind could grasp the mean ing of large figures some idea of the number of stamps licked by the American people could be had from the fact that the estimated require ment of two-cent stamps for the next fiscal year Is two and a half billions. It is said that the new tariff will not raise enough reyenue and that we will have a deficit. This is likely, if applied to the government. But what about the trusts? Will it not give them more revenue and thus help the Republicans to help their friends? The currency needs reforming. Even the gold standard admirers now admit as much. It is said that Secretary Gage has a plan for this reform, the main features of wMch he has submitted to financiers in vari ous parts of the country, with the injunction: Don't tell anybody. Hurry up, Mr. Gage, and let us know your proposed way to relief. The State Treasurer decides that the penalty for non-payment of taxes applies to all taxes. So if any citizen of Forsyth falls to pay his poll or property tax by the term of court beginning November 30th he will be liable to indictment, fine and im prisonment. This law, be it remem bered, is a creation of the late Rep. Pop "reform" legislature. If en forced it will work great hardship to many of our people. In the State printing matter the Council of State, in whose hands it was placed, selects a partisan favor ite for the job work and decides to let the book work to the lowest bid der. Why this discrimination? Is it to skim off the cream for a pie counter friend and then attempt to fool the people with the lowest bidder scheme upon what remains? This appears to be the size of it. ' Watch the cost of the printing for the next two years. Beak in mind that it is always in order to make donations, either in cash or kind, large or small, to the Twin-City Hospital. By the way, did yon read the high tribute paid to this worthy institution, a few days ago, by a patient, and which was published in The Sentinel? The utterances were the sincere and ap preciative expressions of one who npoke from experience and they should encourage our people to take even a deeper interest in the Hos pital.'' We are not without a proper re gard for the welfare of the colored people, but we have no sympathy with any movement which tends to supplant white labor by colored labor, and, therefore, we are opposed to - proposed experiments with colored- operatives in - our cotton factories. Poor white people have a slim enough chance for earning a livelihood now, without extending the competition between them and the colored people, by employing the latter in a line of work hitherto on attempted by them. Such a course would produce friction that should be avoided. Without entering into an argument, these are our convic tions upon this talked of innovation. The ball set in motion at the Teachers' Assembly, on last week, in behalf of public education, should Le kept rolling. It should be impressed upon every township in the State that it cannot afford to do without education. Let the friends of the cause do yoeman service in the local taxation campaign. The opportuni ty for a great forward movement Is at hand. Let it be used. The McKinley wave has increased interest in the free coinage cause and prosperity will come when we get free coinage. A round about way to the goal, but we'll get there after awhile. So, those who dubbed McKinley "the advance agent of prosperity" were not so far wrong after all. The trouble about it is the long wait be tween now and 1901 , when bimetal lism will be restored to its place in the currency policy of the country. Civil service continues an elephant on the hands of the Republicans and the fellows on the outside are anxious to find a hole big enough to crawl out. The National Republican plat form claimed that the law was placed on the statute books by the Republi can party and declared that it should be extended whenever practicable. Now the Ohio Republican platform, adopted last week, denounces the orders of Cleveland which extended the service beyond its purpose and intent and demands revocation of these orders or modification of the law. Hanna must have had a hand in framing both platforms. In which did he mean what he said and in which did he say what he meant? The Tarheels made themselves heard at the meeting of the veterans in Nashville. A special to the Rich mond Dispatch notes that the North Carolina delegation marched in, singing "The Old North State." The business of the Association was in terrupted by the incident and Gen. Gordon took occasion to pay a high compliment to our State. He said : "North Carolina is entitled to inter rupt any convention at any time, for she was not only among the fore most in the late war, but in the first revolution. A year before Jefferson penned his immortal Declaration of Independence, North Carolina adopt ed the Mecklenburg Declaration. So I propose three cheers for the Old North State." The telegram states that the cheers were given with a will and then Gen. Gordon said: "And now let North Carolina take her peat and be quiet." CUBAN BELLIGERENCY. After all, the advocates of Cuban belligerency in Congress may be able to break Czar Reed's iron clad rule to transact no other business until the tariff is disposed of. The Washington Post hints very strongly that there is a movement on foot to do this very thing, and that the friends of Cuba in the Senate will say to Mr. Reed and his follow ers : No belligerent rights for Cuba, no tariff bill. The plan suggested for presenting this alternative is something like this : When the tariff bill comes to a vote a motion will be made to lay it upon the table, and then the Senate will adjourn for three days at a time, leaving the bill upon the table until the House is given an opportunity to vote upon the Cuban resolution. It will be remembered that several weeks ago the Senate adopted by a large majority the Morgan resolu tion recognizing the belligerent rights of Cuba, but pledging this govern ment to neutrality. This resolution went to the House, but the Speaker has refused to present It to that body for consideration and persist ently declines to permit any member to call up that resolution or to pre sent another of similar purport. The idea now is not necessarily to force the House to adopt the resolu tion referred to, but to break the power assumed by the Speaker and to give the House the privilege of recording its views in reference to the matter. - If the Senate plan of forcing action is pursued it will precipitate a con test with the Czar and result in de laying the final passage of the tariff b 11. As to the outcome in its bear- iags upon the Cuban question it is difficult to foretell. Reed is about as obstinate as Cleveland and if he enters the fight wit h the Senate it (may be expected that he will exercise all prestige and power that he may , be able to summon. The Post says that when the plan of the Cuban sympathizers was made known to Reed he simply smiled and said that it was very interesting and that he did not think there is any demand for the passage of a Cuban resolution by the House. The prece dent has been established that what Reed thinks goes in the House and it remains to be seen whether or not this precedent can be overruled in this instance. A BAD PRACTICE. The Charlotte Observer of Sunday refers at length to a matter' from which every paper in North Carolina suffers more or less, but which affects, probably, the dally newspapers most the practice indulged in so exten sively of borrowing subscribers' papers; of habitually using the prop erty of another and frequently to the annoyance and inconvenience of the owner. - This practice sometimes works two ways against the paper. Some who borrow would subscribe if they couldn't borrow, and once in a while a paying subscriber, one who appre ciates the paper and is really anxious to have it in his home, becomes so worn out and disgusted with the borrowing habit that he stops tak- ing it himself in order to get rid of the borrower. The Observer evidently thinks -the confirmed borrower a hard nut, for it says it "despairs of its ability to say anything which will pierce the hide of the newspaper borrower and it has no appeal in the matter except to its subscribers," and adds : "The good will of a person who will persistently beat upon you is hardly worth the having, and the man who subscribes and pays for a newspaper, like a man, ought not hesitate to deny to anybody the right to read his paper before he and his family do, nor hesitate to tear it up when they have finished with it. We frankly avow a certain amount of personal feeling in this matter, being aware that those people who curse this paper most generously are persons who never subscribe for it nor buy a copy of it, but borrow it from one year's end to another from better men than themselves." From our own experience, we are prepared to endorse as a chunk of solid. truth the statement of our con temporary that "those people who curse this paper most generously are persons who never subscribe for it nor buy a copy." Fortunately, the animus of this class is frequently so apparent that the purpose to injure the paper falls flat or proves a boom erang and rebounds upon the source of abuse. The Observer concludes its remarks upon the subject as follows : "It is much the habit of isupercil ious dead beats to tarn up their noses at the State papers and wonder why North Carolina cannot have great papers such as other States have. We have no words to waste on the deadbeats, but to honest mea who pay for this paper we wish to say that North Carolina will never have a great paper until subscribers cease lending such as we already have. This will bring the epongm to terms and they will perforce become newspaper subscribers; and this will help them, too, for they will then become moreselt-respectiDg and better citizens." LOCAL TAXATION. It is time that the people of the various townships were giviDg atten tion to the election to be held on the 10th of August, upon the question of a supplementary tax for public school purposes. Friends of education generally should at once inaugurate a vigorous campaign, with a view to making the voters familiar with the provisions of the law and to making plain its advantages. There is no time now to be wasted Only six weeks intervene between this time and the election. For the benefit of our readers, and especially those liviogin the country, we compile the following synopsis of the law under which the election will be held, and which is chapter 421 of the public laws of 1897 and is re ferred to as "The Local Taxation Act" : L Section 1 appropriates fifty thous and dollars annually for the purposes of the law. Section 2 instructs the commis sioners of every county to cause an election to be held on Tuesday after the second Monday in August in every school district upon the ques tion of levying a special tax for the public schools of said district. Section 3 provides that the mini mum rate of special taxation shall be 1 0 cents upon every $ 100 worth of property and 30 cents upon every poll. This was the rate adopted by the Commissioners of Forsyth. It will be an easy matter for each voter to determine just what he will pay under this law if it is adopted by his township. Reference to the tax -lists will show him the amount of proper ty upon which he will pay taxes for 1897, and to this would be added 10 cents on every $ 100 worth and 30 cents to the poll tax. This section also provides that the tax shall stand for three years in such districts as adopt it. Alterthat time it may be repealed by a majority vote. Section 4 requires that an election upon the question shall be held every two years, on the Tuesday after the first Monday in August, in every dis trict that fails to levy the special tax. Section 5 describes the manner o voting, etc. Voters iu fayor of the special tax will cast a ballot with the words "For Schools." Those op posed will vote "Against Schools." If a majority vote in favor of the special tax it shall be immediately levied. - Section 6 offers encouragement to voting the special tax by providing that "to every district that may levy a special school tax under the provisions of this act the State Board of E Jucation ' shall give an nually for three - years a sum of money equal to the special school tax collected each year, until the ap propriation of f 50,000 for each year is exhausted; : provided that no dis trict shall receive from the State Board of Education more than $500 a year." In other words, if the special tax in a district amounts to $100, the State will give another $100; if it amounts to $200, the State will give another $200; and so on, hp to $500 for any district. The State thus proposes to help those who value the benefits of education sufficiently to help themselves. It will be seen that the special tax and that supplemented by the State's gift and these added to the regular school appropriation will prove an important factor in lengthening school terms and in. advancing the cause of public education. . Section 7 requires county treasur ers to send to the Superintendent of Public Instruction, on the 31st of January of each year,' a sworn state ment of the amount of special school tax collected in each district, where upon the State . will forward the amount to which each district is entitled under the provisions of the act. Section 8 exempts from the opera tions of the act such districts as now levy a special school tax of as much as 10 cents on every $100 worth of property and 30 cents on every pole Now let every voter give this mat ter serious consideration and deter mine whether or not his district can afford to vote against schools and mis this opportunity for strength ening its public schools. FRANOISCO ITEMS. Death of an Aged Lad j Good Yield of Wheat Corn Crops Promising. Correspondence of the Sentinel. Franciscj, June 26. Mrs. Drucil'a Lackey died on Wednesday of last week. She was the wife ol Rev. S. J. Lackej , formerly of North Carolina, who died in Colorado ten years ago. The defeased leaves eight children, six of whom reside in Colorado, the remaining two in North Carolina, and a multitude of friends and relatives to mourn her lots. The deceased was eighty-four years old. The wheat crop has all been cut in this section and the farmers seem to think the yield very good. Corn crops are looking fairly well. Blackberries are beginning to get red, so it will not be many days before "confidence will be fully re stored and prosperity will reign supreme." LOCKOUT THREATENED. Contractors Said to Have Violated Agreement witb Brotherhood. New York, June 27. A large number of contractors who have ens tered into settlement with the Brotb erhood of Tailors last week, have, according to members prominent in the Clotting Contractors' Associas tion, ignored the new agreement, closed their shops and turned their employes adrift. The number of contractors who are said to haye thus acted is set down at 400, employing between 1,000 and 1,500 operators. Leader Schoenfield characterized the states ment as a lie made out of whole cloth. In the face of this denial a hnge force of idle tailors was found congregated at the tailors' heads quarters Many of them said they had been locked oat, and made no concealment of fear entertained by them that they were face to face with another period of idleness. CUBA'S YELlOW FEVER SCOURGE The Disease Rapidly Spreading Even in Havana. Washington, June 28. The res ports received from Cuba by Surgeon General Wyman, of the Marine Hos pital Service, show that yellow fever is spreading. The United States sanitary inspector at Havana reports that during the week there were in the city 40 deaths from yellow fever, with approximately 251 new cases, and 30 new cases of smallpox, with three deaths. The United States Consul at Sagua La Grande reports that during the week there were in that city 24 new cases reported from yellow fever and 80 cases from smallpox. The Editor's Foes. Fair Bluff Times. A newepnper without enemies is scarcely deserving of friends. The vicious and lawless never like a bold, fearless newspaper, and every self respecting publisher should be proud of their enmity. There are other newspaper foes, however, who are more troublesome and consequently more to be feared. First and fore most is the man who owes a news paper ad honest debt and will not pay it. Then there is the ambitious mortal who wants an office and com plains because the newspaper cannot consistently champion his cause; he is pietty likely to become an enemy. The man who wants to shape the policy of a paper and is not allowed to do so, is a sure enemy. But the meanest enemy is the man whom a newspaper has befriended,, and who deliberately condemns the sheet after securing from it all the assistance he possibly can. Rays or Truth. Selected. If is always a good idea to recog nize the strength of your enemy. Jt is pretty hard to get people in terested iu what you used to be. When you take a man's content ment away from lii.n, you can't add it to your own. If we talk without weighing our word?, they will soon have no weight for irood You can guasre a man's character prettv thoroughly by what ke con siders laughable. It is better to have little talent and a noble purpose, than much talent and no purpose. There is something about a girl with money in her own right that is awfully hard to resist. There are people who claim to be praying for the poor, who never do anything else for them. Free fills, Send your add ess t H. E. BucKlen A Co. Chicago, and gft alee sam 1 tux o Dr King's Ntw Life Pills A trial w li convince you of their merits. These pills are easy ia acs tion and are part cularly e fleet ive in the cure of (Constipation and Sicic Headache. . For Ma. laria and Liver troubles they have been pioved invaluable. They are gu ranteed to be per fectly f ee from every deleterious substarce and to be purely vegetable. They dj not weaken by their actim, but by giving tone to stomach and bowels greatly invigorate the system Regular size 25c per box. Sold by V. 0. Thompson, D.uggitt. Just. Pittsburg Dispatch. Senator Chandler's plea for Cuba is just. The cause of liberty and humanity, the right of men, women, and children to live by the fruits of honest toil are considerations that rise above all else. Yet this right is denied to people at our very gates by the might of a monstrous tyrant, in defiance of every law of humane sympathy and civilization denied, be it said in shame, by the consent of the government of nearly 70,000,000 enlightened and free people. ' The Santificatlonists. The Eastern shore ofj Maryland Santificationists who for -several months haye been in the waters of this State, and who travel in flat house boats which they term Arks, are now holding forth at Beaufort. The New bern Journal says their "Avant Courier," a small sloop, with several men and women on board, arrived near Newbern Saturday night and is now tied up near Clark's mill on the Neuse. - . "Success is the reward of merit," not of assumption. Popular appreciation is what tells in the long ran. For fifty years people have been .using AVer's Barsapariila, and today it is the blood purifier most in favcr with the public Ayer'a Sarsaparilia cures. BRITISH REIGNS AND QUEENS. Interesting Statistics Concerning the Victorian oubilee, . Philadelphia Kecord. Quen Victoria has now sat upon the English throne for the greatest period of rule in all its history of nearly nine centuries since William the Conqueror. Her grandfather, George the Third "snuffy old drone from the German hive" was King for a period of nearly sixty years (dying only a few months short of the sixtieth anniversary ascension); but he had shown signs of mental aberation only five years after his accession, revealed insanity indis putably 23 years later than that, and after the death of his beloved daughter, the Piincess Amelia, broke down completely and passed the last nine years of his Kingship in the double darkness ol insanity and blindness. He actually reigned only 51 yeirs. Only one other sovereign of all England's 35 royal rulers has attained, like Victoria and her notorious grandfather, to over half a century of rule. Henry the Third (121G-1272), a Plantagenet, reigned about 56 years. King Htnry III was y years old when crowned, and he lived to the age of 65. The third of the Georges ascended the throne at 22, and lived to be 82. Qaeen Victoria succeeded her uncle, King William, at the age of 18, and is now 77 years old. Queen Victoria, the thirty-fifth of the rulers of tbe seven great English dynasties, is the sixth and greatest sovereign of the House of Brunswick and the fifth Q jeen of Britain. The preceding four Queens were Mary I, who lost Calais, that "jewel of her crown;" Elizabeth; Mary II, who shared the throne with William III, and the good Queen Anne, who wit nessed the union of England and Scotland. Three of England's Q'leeDS have given their names indelibly to three of the nation's greatest epochs. The Elizabethan era witnessed the birth of the modera national spirit. The age of Anne saw the revival of Augustan elegance and the birth of the first distinctive English man of letters Dr. Samuel Johnson. The Victorian era has witnessed the rise of meditative English poetry. The memories of the three Q'leens will be forever linked with the fame of Shakespeare, Addison and Tennyson. Victoria Alexandrina is nearly ten years younger than Gladstone, who was born December 29, 1809, at Liverpool. He was; therefore, 27 years old when she ascended the throne. Victoria was not actually crowned until June 28, 1838. She was then nineteen years old. Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, was born when Victoria was twenty two years old. On November 9 next he will be fifty-six years old. Victoria was married to Prince Albert of Saxe Coburg Gotha on February 10, 1810, when she was not yet twenty one years old. Her consort left her a widow after twenty one years of happy wedded life, when she was nearly forty-three years of age. m-m Things Worth Knowing. . Pins were unknown in England till the middle of the fifteen century. Sinks and drains should be fre quently cleaned by using a solution of copperas and boiling water. If a little flour is sifted over your cake tins after greasing them your cakes will not stick. A little ammonia or borax added to the water will prevent the hands from roughening. White spots may be removed from furniture by the application of boiled linseed oil and turpentine in equal parts. Mildew, which ia very prevalent at this season, can be removed from white goods by soaping the spots with a good white soap, then sprink ling powdered chalk over them while wet. Flavoring extracts are exceedingly volatile and the bottle in which they are kept should be kept constantly tightly corked. The cover of a fruit jar which sticks can be removed if the jar is inverted in hot water for a very few minutes. R-hI ants can be banished from the pantry shelves by strewing whole cloves around it. A good glosscanbe given to ironed clothes by adding a teaspoonfui of kerosene oil to each quart of starch. All odor will evaporate when dry. Speaker Reed in Mi ssion. Memphis Commercial-Appeal. Speaker Ueed take the chair and says: "I will please come to order, L don't believe iu the efficacy of prayer, so I will dispense with it. today The reco'ds of the pr ceding meeting are considered read and approved. There is no unfinished business on hand, and even il there were I do net consider myself a. quorum at this stage of the game. Did 1 hear a motion to adjoun.. ? Well, I should remark, for my heariug is very acute, and when it com-s to adjourning 1 am a quorum from Qioruinville. If I am in favor of auj turning I will please signiy it by saying 'aye'. If I am oppod I don't know myself. I have it. I stand adjourn d. The ft rofrsstooal Jurors. Charlotte Observer. Mention has been made of the fact, in our news columns, that Judge Ewart, of the Western Criminal Circuit, has made a rule that "here after tales jurors should not betaken from parties sitting in the court room or about the court house, but that the sheriff should summon peo ple from the streets and places of business and that no defendants or prosecuting witnesses should be placed on the jury." This would seem to be taking an unfair advant age of the professional juror taking the bread out of his mouth while he waits, so to speak. Is Hanna an Orator? iCichmond Dispatch. "Money talks." The Hon. Marcus Aurelius Hanna is said to have proved himself "a real orator" at the State Republican Convention lately held at Cleveland. He not only whipped out the Foraker forces in the preliminary fight, but won the honors of the occasion when speak ing came to be the order of the day. And yet, it is possible that he is not an orator 1 A rich and successful man's friends are apt to find in his words eloquence that they would not be able to perceive if he were poor and unknown. . A Bricklayer. Two Irishmen were disputing. One of them, speaking of himself, said: I am a brick." - j ; "Sure, and I'm a bricklayer," said I the other, at the same time knocking, him down. TO LEAVE WINSTON. The Public Printing and the Price to be Paid. There appears to be little doubt now that the public printing will leave Winston and for the next two years will be done in Raleigh. It is stated that Mr. Guy V. Barnes, the public printer, and the Council of State have reached no terms as to the price to be paid for the public printing Auditor Ayer admits that the rate of thirty-seven cents per thousand ems has been suggested, and that all parties concerned were figuring on such basis. The State is willing to accept that figure, but Mr. Barnes has not yet given his consent. Auditor Ayer said lurther: "It is our desire to get the printing done as low as possible." It is very likely that thirty seven cents Is the price that will be agreed upon Messrs. Stewart Bros . have been doing the work for 27 cents, which is 10 cents less than Barnes is to receive. It. is being argued by some of the officials in Raleigh that the print ing will cost less during the next two years than it has in the past two. In one sense this is highly probably. The present State printers have done more work during their term of office than will be done, perhaps, in the next four years. Until the Legislature meets, Mr. Barnes will have no laws or books to print. Mr. M. I. Stewart went to Raleigh yesterday to confer with the Govern or's board about printing matters. The Raleigh correspondent of the Wilmington Star says: "Governor Russell was the only member of the council friendly to the Stewarts of Winston. Indeed, the Governor was very anxious to give the contract to the Stewarts, but the other members of the council happened to be Popu lists and extremely friendly to Barnes, who is also a Populist." HUMANITY'S ILLS. In the United States 40 persons in ever; 1,000 are oolor blind. Sciatica most frequently orours between the ages of 20 and 30. Scrofula is most destructive in St. Pe tersburg and least to. be foared in Turin. In the United Suites in every 10,000 deaths there are 300 aunuully from typhoid fever. Rheumatism is most severe in Denmark, where 70 deaths in 10,0U0 are from this disease The English troops abroad suffer most from bronchitis in Canuda and least in St. Helena. In 1874 a law was passed in Germany making vaccination compulsory on all persons. In Greece there are 64 male to 36 female lepers, and the disease usually makes iu appearance between 10 and 20 years of age. Contrary to the general impression that deaths from hydrophobia most frequently occur in summer, the statistics show that they are about equally divided .uioog all the seasons. The United States has 43 public board ing schools and 13 day schools for the deaf, j'J public schools for the blind and 27 institutions for the feeble minded. In all thes schools there are over 17,000 pupils. Sunstroke is most prevalent in Bombay and Calcutta. .Every steamer passing through the I ted sea has deaths on board from this cause. In 1S74 the steamer Liverpool lost 3 officers and-1 seamen dur 'ii! the luhssuo lruui sunstroka To Curtail Production. At a meeting held in Greensboro yesterday afternoon by the cotton manufacturers of Randolph county, at which all the mills of Diep River were represented, it was unanimously agreed that production be curtailed one-third time until new crop of cot ton is on the market. These mills formed themselves into a permanent organization with O R. Cox, of Cedar Falls Manufacturing Co , president, and Hal. M. Worth, of the Worth Manufacturing Co , secre tary; subject to the call of the presi dent, as to the time for the next meet ing. Queen Month of the Year. If there Is ever a season of tbe year when life seems worth living, it is during tbe month of leafy June. In the country the fields stretch away in great billows of green, with "the corn in tbe tassels," and the wheat, which has turned to a golden hut; while along the roadside the sweet brier stands a big bouquet of pink fra grance. Tbe blackberries tbat a short time ago whitened the fence corners, are now yielding their shining black fruit, while the clover fields and wild crapes fairly Intoxicate you with their fragrance. Petitions Against License. Petitions are being circulated throughout the county for signatures asking tbe Guilford Board of County Commissioners to refuse to grant 1 cense in Greersboro to sell I.quor. The meeting Tor the consideration of the matter is to held nextMonday. For merly the county commissioners had no discretion in the matter as far as incorporated towns were concerned, tin iuU it rested with tluui entire as to ot her localities. Tobacco and Coal. A special from Washington says the Virginia senators have assurance from the Republicans baviug charge of the tariff bill that the 2 cent increase p. r p utid on tobacco will be s'rickeo out of tbe internal ftature of the bill Tt.e coal schedule is practically settkd at 67 cents on the too, which, though not what tbe Pccahoui as and West Vir ginia operators wanted, will all w them and the railroads a living rat". Says lie was Knocked Down. Acey Vaughn, of East Salerr, got into trouble huturrtay afternoon on "Hickory Hill." He said a negro knocked him down with a pair of knucks His face was bleeding, prov ing tbat he had been struck by some thing. A negro named John Lyle was arrested on tbe charge of being tbe man who struck Acey. The officers were informed tbat Vaughn was drinking and tbat Lyle pushed him away when Acey fell on his face. A Divorce It-r, Lawyer (examining applicant for divorce) Madame, you are about to testify in your own behalf, and you will excuse me if I ask you if you know the nature of an oath? Madam Not as well as I know the nature of the man who habitually makes one. Death In Davidson. Mr. James W. Haden, one of Davidson county's best known and wealthiest citizens, died a few days ago at his home near Sapona. He was 66 years old and was ill only a few days. - . Ia Lnck. Indianapolis Journal. "He," sobbed the verdant bride, "does not love me any more." "Yon are Incky," said the seasoned matron, "if he does t ot love yon any less." nn Are gaining favor rapidly. Pills Business men and travel lers carry them in vest pockets, ladle earrr them In pnrtea, housekeepers keep them In medicine closets, fx lends recommend them to trlends, 23o A SUPERB OPPORTUNITY. Tbe Election to bnnriletnent State Funds for Public School. Charlotte Observer. . It is indeed a time in the develop ment of the country when th youth ready and anxious lor a college edu cation may with comparative tase obtain it. Our universities and higher educational institutions are noloog-er aristocrat ic or oligarchical, as you may please to call them; they no longer educateonly the rich men's sons and daughters: onlv the moneyed few; instruction within their i walls is no longer a dearly bought luxury. We have multiplied colleges and universities, and brought their terms bo generally within the reseh of those of moderate means that no J ambitious youth need do without a good education. I But in our praiseworthy endeavors to provide higher education for the poor man's son and da jghter, we have neglected to provide means whereby the poor man's eon and daughter may be prepared to "take" the higher education. We have de veloped higher education out of pro- i portion to lower education, at least in Worth Carolina, and it is this State that we have principally in mind. While we very properly should have done the one, we ought not to have lelt the other undone. We are awakening to this fact in North Carolina, and a superb oppor tunity lies at our very doors the August election f r local taxation in order to supplement the State funds for public schools. There is very great danger that t he people ol the State are not alive to the importance of this great oppor tunity. We should have bad a cam paign equal in enthusiasm to the average political campaign. We should have had orators in every county of the State, instructing the people as to the meaning of their opportunity, and persuading them to relax their prejudic?s against ttx ationvthe paltry taxes they would have to pay as compared with the benefits that would accrue from the amount expended No election since the gubernatorial election of '715 was so important as this one in August. As it is we have had only occasional speakers in a few count i. a. There is absolutely no enthusiaHin that we know of in any county, and in most of the rural districts thre is total ignorance that such an eh ction is to beheld. There are a few wetks yet left, and we hope the weekly papers of the State will urge the importance of this matter upon their constitu encies. The opportunity is here to balance things; to pave the way for making the public schools a step up to the colleges and univernity. Let us make the most of the opportunity. Not a Speck ol Mud. Columbia State. Even people who do not like William Jennings Bryan overmuch cannot fail to note the promptness and completeness with which every charge tending to lesson him in the public esteem is "disproved. Yester day's illustration of this rule was especially significant, the testimony coming as it did from senators not of his own party. The gold press seeks constantly to belittle him by cheap sneers, and his cause is maligned without ceasing, but not a speck of mud can cling to his gar ments. A man who can pass un stainf d through such an ordeal is a man whose leadership is the honor of his following. County Supervisor of Schools. Statesville Landmark. The board of education, clerk o the court and register of deeds will elect a county supervisor tf public schools for each county ou the first Monday in July. State Superintendent Alebaue announces that he will not officially reeogmz-j any one elected to the position of supervisor who is not a practicul teacher, and that if other than a practical teacher is elected he will have to ne ure recognition through the courts if at all. Mr. Mtbuue has heretofore defined a practical teacher to be one"vhose business is teachir g" nnl "whose profession is teaching." Oie who has taught school but who for the past two years has been engaged in other business, is not eligible, he says. Dandy Stoel Cutaway Harrows GEISER THRESHERS, ENGINES AND MOWERS. BROWN ROGERS & CO. flnandnl MfcDAX. BM.JMK. IMS. tio-u. IMS hw OUR SUPREME NEED. Ignorant Men Toll for the Benefit of Oibera. Rale gh News and Observer. Ignorance and poverty are twins always and everywhere. Ignorant men, in most senses, "toil for the benefit of others They do not know how to make their Inhor protti able. They work with dull tttols. They try to make bricks without straw. They dig and delve and die, leaving no anHuraoeeof better things to their children, though to give their -ff spring a better chance than they possessed was the 'chief ambition that stimulated their endeavors. The children of thee men are the hope of the Commonwealth. They cannot develop the resources of the State, they cannot, fit themselves for the best that is in them, they cannot come up to the measure of usefulness for which they were created unless they are educated. Education is the supreme need of the State. L ke everything else that is worth having it costs money, time and labor. "It is a priceless element thatcommendsitself to the appetite." Better school facilities cannot be had without more money. Money can not be bad except by taxation. Taxation cannot be imposed except by the volition of the tax payers. In every township in tbe State, not now levying a special tax for schools, in August a vote will be taken to in crease the public school term. The Constitution of the State guarantees a four months' term. In some school districts the term is only six weeks, and in some instances the money available does not secure first-class teachers. In those townships having a four months' term it is often lengthened out by crowding too many children into small rooms, and expecting one teacher to do the work that it rt quires two to do. FIRE SKT BY ANARCHISTS. A Theory About the Origin of the Paris Holocaust, Chicago, June 24 The Post to-, day says: According to a story which has reached Chicago from Paris, the terrible holocaust, which wiped out over one hundred lives at the French Capital May 4, was the work of ans archists thirsting for revenge on the upper classes of France. It is claimed that while the official inquiry into tbe circumstances sur-. rounding tbe catastrophe threw little light on the cause of the fire, the secret service department is work ing on a clew that points to an ans archistio conspiracy of stupendous magnitude. 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