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THE FARMER AND MECHANIC.
- i The Farmer and Mechanic m:r:KLv, xox-paktisax paper for rin: home, fahm, school, i7tory xi fireside. RALEIGH, x. c. Communications in Agricultural Topics and questions Ktlating to Itbor and Education in vited. THE I'AHMIIH AX J) MECHANIC, Raleigh, X. C. entered at the posto.Tice at Raleigh, X. C, as eon d -class mail matter. ALL FOR $1.70 there I ims never hcen offered in Xorth Caro Una o much good reading for so little money as we arc offering under the following proposition: Tor $1.70 we will rpfi the following for one year: ' Tin' Weekly Nt ws and Observer, an eight page weekly newsjiapcr. The. Commoner, an ablo monthly journal, published by William .Jennings. Bryan. The Farmer and Mechanic, sixteen page North Carolina home and farm weekly journal. Thus for One Dollar and Seventy Cents you get all these papers one yeart V. C. MOOllC, Manager. TUESDAY February 23, 1915 Morning Tonic (Proverbs vii. 2, 3, 10.) Klil my conunanilments, and live; and my law as the annle of thine eye. Bind them upon thy lingers, write them upon the table, of fhino heart. Say unto wisdom, Thou art my 4ster; and call understanding thy kinswoman. "UkcU. -Volt' (Grif Alexander in Pitksburg Press.) AMMY told his tale on Sunday, and a lis tener good was T. She was kind and she was senile and she wouldn't hurt a fly. And her liquid eyes were dove-like and her heart was good and true. And her name was Betty Blue. Matthew told hl.s tale on Monday, and the telling wasn't tame. He BirrTY RLl E. had lishctl with her one sum mer. "Say! That princess knows the game! Fixed her bait unhooked her catcher! Made a haul enough for two!" And her name was Betty Blue. Tommy told nil tale on Tuesday, and he wore an earnest face. She was femininely graceful; ald that home was woman's place, and he rhoug-ht the place to suit her was a home he had in view. And hr name was Betty Blue. Wil linni told his tale on Wednesday, and he begged that I would note she was very independent and he was agreeing' though her papa he was thought women ought to ote. With her views he was agreeing though her papa he said, "Pooh!" And her name was Betty Blue. Theo told his tale on Thursday, and I loved to hear him chin, site lielicvcd. that woman's mission was to rescue muiLs from sin. The world, he !-aid, for all its age, her equal never knew. And her name was Belly Blue. lYamis told his lale on Friday, in a fahiou worldly-wise. She could dunce the latent dunces in a way to cause surprise. "She wins prizes at all card games and you bet she plays a few!" And her name was Betty Blue. And on Saturday came Stephen with his fore head showing doubt, lie said he rather liked the girl, but couldn't make her out. In fact, twu her cluiveiMss that spurred him on anew. And her name was Betty Blue. And all the tales were mil hf ul tale! for since the world began t he glamor of a woman is the vision of a man. she but rclleetcd all their moods a mirror good ud true And her name was Betty Blue. If Kaleigh could only be vaccinated against bond h-sues how happy the taxpayers would be. CLOSE UP THE GAPS. The neoplo of North Carolina expect the Gen "i.t Assembly to give them a real State-wide primary law. No makeshift is wanted. .v suugostion for a slogan for the Board of Vmmissioners of the city of Raleigh: "When lit doubt try a bond issue." the General Assembly can find a way or mr.kc one ro as to give the State an equalization of taxes many tilings might be forgiven. A New Jersey physician estimates that to rid New Jersey of mosquitoes would add two hun dred million dollars to the farm values of that State. Screening against the mosquito is at 'best a makeshift. J I 1 ought to be prevented. The General Assembly of North Carolina is composed of men who know conditions in ever part of the State. If these legislators have not seen the evil and the curse of the wholesale shipments of liquor into the State they have not been at al observant. Under the present prohibition law there is that latitude as to the shipment of intoxicating liquors into North Carolina as to encourage the spread of the blind tiger devilment. The gal lon a week law has no terror for many and this allowance is oftei- exceeded. The people of North Carolina by a great ma jority said that this was to be a prohibition State. lilind tiger sales of liquor go on lo an extent that is alarming. The General Assembly should pass such a law as to end violations of the prohibition law and to build up th senti ment in North Carolina for temperance and prohibition. Such a law would be a blessing t? all the people of the State. There is needed anti-jug legislation to make effectiv the prohibition law, and no loop-holes should be left through which violators of the law may creep and render the law a futile measure. The demand for anti-jug legisla tion is heard from all parts of the State and it should impress itself upon the Senate, which has the next word on the proposed law. North Carolina has made a wonderful progress under the present law, but time has shown that it needs to be, made stronger. Sentiment for pro hibition has grown in a vast degree and the people are looking to the present General As sembly to proceed most vigorously in passing a law which will prevent shipments of liquor into this State to defeat the object of the prohibition law put into effect by a majority of over 4-1,000 of the voters of North Carolina. The people meant business when they voted for that law. They now call upon the General Assembly to take hold of the law and close up the gaps. GET TO IT. . Tin- understanding now is that this week th Senate will turn its attention to the matter of the Stave-wide primary bill. The measure re ported to the Senate yesterday has been before a Senate committee for weeks and it is sup posed that the features in it have been well threshed out. All that we can see that is needed is that the. bill is one which provides for" a real legalized State-wide primary, backed up by all the neces sary machinery to make it a law worth while in its application. We hold this opinion by rea son of the fact that the men who hold commis sions as members of the General Assembly come pledged by their respective parties for the pass age of a State-wide primary bill. The people are looking to the General Assem bly to enact such a law. In this day the people are doing thinking for themselves and are not leaving it to the legislators to think for them. It is action which the people want, action afong the line of having the laws so made that the rule of the people will be made stronger. There should be no delay in pressing through the passage of a State-wide primary bill. At this late day in the session there is need that there be expedition in action on the bill. The Hobgood-Weaver bili with amendments agreed upon was yesterday presented to the Senate without prejudice, this being agreed to by tho friends of the measure. Now that it is befor the Senate that bo;ny should go to it with a will and let the people see what kind of a law is to be passed. The bill as reported, to the Senate meets with the approval of the friends of the bill on the Senate committee which had it in charge. It should be accepted, with any changes proposed which would make it more effective in provid ing a way by which the will of the people can be registered as to the men whom they would have as party candidates. And as the bill is being discussed in the Senate and in the House the legislators should remember that the peo ple want no makeshift, but a real tatc-wide primary law. THE WHITE PLAGUE. The death toll in North Carolina last year from tuberculosis reached the appalling num ber of about fifty-four hundred of the citizens of this State. Typhoid fever claimed about a thou sand, while diarrheal diseases among children cost us slightly over three thousand lives. Do not these very figures show us that we should give greater attention to matters of pub lic health? Is the matter not of so great mo ment as to impress upon the minds of our legis lators that there should be enacted legislation which will offer a remedy in me sr ? - , vention. Mr. L. M. Craig, of Charlotte, an en - r; -young cartoonist who graduated from and M. College last spring, has grasped ;-.. that our General Assembly may be s r.. encumbered with minor details, with lav bills in some cases of little real signing:., , the exclusion of questions of public h.: greater moment. A cartoon which i, t pared along this line appears in this pap.-r : . Necessarily the General Assembly rr, attention to matters which claim public a tion, but there should be found time f. r consideration of measures which go to r" the health and tho lives of our people. Ai of these measures is that which has to ,... a determined fight against the enema. . of tuberculosis. t . WOULD BE AX OUTRAGE. The people of North Carolina are fully tied with the six per cent rate of interes'. T: would be outraged if there were passed i r General Assembly any measure which, v., permit the lenders of money to increase !:, : . to eight per cent. The matter is not one of light moment. . a matter which is close to every man uh forced by needier by business requirement, borrow money. It is only those who ar- ;i position to make loans who would espoj-- passage of any such measure. The General Assembly can afford to bf ., enough alone in the matter of tinkering the rate of interest. The people will not v. :i for that sort of thing. The bill for the i?iVp. of the rate from six to eight per cent is 'k. the keeping of a Senate committee. It ou- 1 be withdraw! If it is not then it oogM in killed by a decive vote. The Raleigh way as it is now: Drop in the slot and pull out a bond issue. Legislatures come and Legislatures the cause of equal suffrage for w out marching on. The Canadian railways also want ! r. . rates. Js the new Democratic tariff to Ma teo, for bard times with the Canadian r.iilw;, Let's have three sessions a day of the eral Assembly if that is necessary to gi State a real, active, and vigorous legalized s:;.t wide primary law. "The Congress soon to expire ha.s 1'aiW . nothing but its assault upon the ship sub propaganda." And it would not have faib '. that if the Senate were guided by the rui reason. The Senate of North Carolina will this begin the holding of night sessions. It s! killing of time in the beginning of the s which bribgs on the night sessions when wind-up approaches. And with earnest a . ': cation from the very start everything M have been accomplished in a forty days' Mr. Brevard D. Stephenson, a clever newspaper man formerly with the New Sun, has cast his lot with the Evening T of this city. Mr. Stephenson won his spurs time since and his friends are confident th: will do thoroughly creditable work in bis field. Congressman Farr, of Pennsylvania, Congressman Palmer, also of Iv-nnsyKas. lobbyist, and Mr. Palmer retaliates by Mr. Farr a tadpole statesman. We shall h hand it to Mr. Palmer for using the m" turesquc vocabulary. in: t : : i ' The shipment of 2, S00, 000 cabbage- ,;., ; . one day last week by a South Carolina gr-.v is not only a striking illustration of the of the cabbage plant industry, but is also a v. derful shoeing in the way of possibi" )- ' nvnts nf little things. Everlastingly Bight. Catavba County News. The Mayor of Danville holds that there . men of "ill fame." He is everlastingly rich: There would be no women of ill fame if were no men of ill fame. Meet -4-he Pledge. W'instoifc .Journal. Mayor Eaton is entirely correct wh-n lie that the Jegi.-lature will make a grat mi-ta-if it passes a bill leaving it up tl the counts to say whether or not they want a primary f -r the nomination of candidates for office. '":; Democratic party promised the people of iV State a State-wide primary law and the pmM).:; will be satisfied with nothing less than The com plete fulfillment of that solemn pledge.