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The Farmer and Mechanic FOR wirinriuv VOV-PARTISAN PAPER THE HOME, FARM, SCHOOL, FACTORY AND FIRESIDE. RALEIGH, N. C. tJoinmunications in Agricultural Topics and Questions Relating to Labor and Education in vited. THE FARMER AND MECHANIC, Raleigh, N. C. Entered at the postoffice at Raleigh, N. C, as second -class mail matter. ALL FOR $1.70 Jhcic has never been offered in North Caro lina so much good reading for so little money as wc are offering under the following proposition: For $1.70 we will send the following for one year: The Weekly News and Observer, an eight page weekly newspaper. The Commoner, an able montldy 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 ran get all these papers one year., V. C, MOORE, Manager. Mo rn ing Toni (Ft. Matthew vi. 1, 2, 3, 4.) TAKE heed that you do not your alms be fore men, to b-D seen of them: otherwise yo have no reward of your Father which is in heaven. Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hy pocrites do in the synagogue and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, they have their reward. But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth: That thine alms may be in see ret: and thy Father which seeth in secret Himself shall reward thee openly. (Ry X. F. B.) HILL SIMPK1NS was the kind o man that didn't believe in taxes, and it was strictly "agin" his rule to contribute to the school! But Hill got cured one pretty day when he decided to go away to where the cliildren held full sway down in Raleigh town. HILL GOT CIRED. Bill, right sheepishly, says to me, "Zcke, ye're right, 1 bound, by gee! It wux purtietst sight I ever see; I guess them eliilluns need the school, an' it's me thets th' fool!" Yessir Bill got cured that day an' you'll never hear him say educa tion is dead wrong, but he'll push the thing along with his means an' boosting fight to give the children their right. There are other Bills who should have seen the beauty of Wake's wondrous sene of little faces beaming bright with their banners, dressed in white; young America in full array, the men and women of the future day. The men and women that are to h' 'tis ours to sliuie their destiny! Republicans may howl calamity as much as they please, but it will be noted that this howl ing is not keeping business from going ahead. THE FARMER AND MECHANIC CONFIDENCE AND AMERICAN" BACKBONE. We cannot but feel that our manufacturers who use dyes are becoming unduly excited in their views that there will be a dyestuff famine in this country, and we base our belief in this matter in the thought that there is to be de pended upon American backbone and American determination to overcome any and every ob stacle which appears because of the war in Europe. What is the need right now is confidence and that same American backbone which. will pro duce a program of initiative for the manufac turers of colored fabrics, such a program as will tear them away from any idea of depend ence upon the government. Admittedly the war situation for a time will prevent imports of dyestuffs in the quantity which has hereto fore reached this country, and that very thing should prove an impetus to develop the" do mestic industry already in existence, and - to increase its scope. We are of the opinion that there can be manufactured in this country the dyestuffs which are needed by the mills, and that all that is to be needed is that our manufacturers throw themselves into the matter with vigor, and end - a period of hesitation. There is Thomas A. Edison who is setting an example along this line, Mr. Edison having entered into the dye industry, and . saying as to this: "I thought I would at least make the start, and I hope some of these timid Americans w-ho lack backbone to father a movement worth while will now come along and follow suit." The statement has been made by chemists associated with the dye industry that there could be made in this country all the dyes . needed "with governmental assistance." Here, comes in the trouble in the matter of holding back and depending upon the government in the supposedly aid of a tariff, in place of going in when the war has made conditions stronger to keep out foreign competition than any. tariff wall that could be erected, and when a sub stantial trade could be built up. The need, and we want to emphasize this, is that there be confidence and the "use of American backbone. A new help in the situation has just come in the announcement from England that there will be no interference with shipments of dyestuffs and other merchandise bought in Germany be-" fore the first of March for shipment to America. This should prove a great relief, for the bulk of the dyes for the 1915 season" were bought before the first of March. But leaving this out of consideration we renew, our contention that in this country we are able to meet the situation on our own initiative. As to this let us submit the following from the Philadelphia Record: "We shall be making dyestuffs fast enough in a little while. Mr. Edison's enterprise is rather a demonstration than a commercial undertak ing, but a dyestuff factory in Connecticut is being renovated and re-equipped, and a St. Louis chemical concern has just ' begun work on a large plant in Elizabeth, N. J , foi the production of dyes. This company has a Ger man manager and the German formulas. At Birmingham, Ala., a plant will be erected that in 60 days will be producing 2,000 gallons of benzol daily. Nearly all the raw materials are abundant here; there are few secrets in the chemistry of coal tar dyes, and the dyestuff industry, which is already established in this country, is likely to attain important propor tions in a few months." The .sidewalks of the city of Raleigh are "a horrible example" of how not to do it in mak ig Raleigh a model and progressive city. Is it not time for a change? Saturday a week ago the snow storm had Raleigh in its grip. Yesterday newly painted ice-wagons were making the rounds of the city. The coal man is one 'who prefers that affairs remain as to temperature as it was a week ago. The News and Observer presents today the second of the series of ten drawings by Charles Dana Gibson, which are to appear in this paper on successive Sundays. Last Sunday the title of the Gibson drawing was "Serious Business." This Sunday it is "The Announcement of Her Engagement." Next Sunday it will be "Ladies and Gentlemen." The series of ten will be worth preserving. It will be up to the voters of Raleigh on the nineteenth of April to say as'to whether or not they are pleased with the private sale of. bonds ni lefs money than could have been obtained at ail open competitive sale'; whether they believe in th" city incurring debts and then being called upon' to issue bonds to pay for them; whether thy believe in the people's business being looked after in a business way or as a rara nhncKle affair. MUNICIPAL SUFFRAGE FOR WOMLW VICTORY FOR WOMEN. At the rate of progress which is being made by women there will be left no argument to those who say that woman is the inferior of man. We refer here particularly to the fact that the winners of the high school debate in the final exercises at Chapel Hill on Friday night are two girls, Miss Lalla Fleming and Miss Ethel Gardner, of Wilson. "Women are illogical" is often the cry of those who fail to see in womanhood the equal of the best manhood. Does not the victory in debate of the two young women of Wilson offer contrary argument? These two girls had won their way to the front over young men as con testants for the Aycock memorial cup for'nhe victors in the high school debate, and their final victory came when in their defeat of two young men from Statesville. - - It was a notable victory won at Chapel Hifl not alone for the two young women from Wil' son. but for all the women of the State We hasten to offer our congratulations to Mis' . Fleming and Miss Gardner ' Th- - lu,ltr- -tnej, have proven .themselves worthy exoonmt Z - , - r "".y :" oest youner womanhood of North Caroli na in their winning Vll negative of the auerv r, ,7Z 1? . marine- eEtfged in X- ry In the General Assembly just adjournc: -n act to authorize municipal suffrage inw ;- of sex, for the towns of Thomasville and I.o. ington, passed the lower House and tho and second reading in the Senate. Unfor: . nately it was defeated on the last reading x the senate, it wouia nave oeen wen if th periment could have been tried in those towns; when it could have been seen -t, operations would have been beneficial an. injurious. ... Besides the twelve States and one Tuu in this country, and the many other cour"-if.. which have full equal suffrage, there are eral other States in the Union where the v,-..nn either have municipal suffrage or vote upon t. issue of bonds and upon matters of taxation ar. j schools. Municipal suffrage for women also tains in all the provinces of Canada, and like wise in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales, though these countries, unlike Australia ,na New Zealand, do not confer, as yet, full e.v.l suffrage. - It would have been most fortunate in r.-.;? State if municipal suffrage could have b-:n in ferred as an object lesson upon some of our towns. Those wlio think that the women dt not desire suffrage, or that it would demora.lh: them, or that they would demoralize th suf frage, would thus have had an opportunity oZ a demonstration of the correctness or incorreel ness of their views. The opponents of f inal suffrage, if . convinced of the soundness of their views, ought to have welcomed the oppminniiv to test the question. DUPING THE GULLIBLE. Some vendors of whiskey who are put ir n making large sales by reason of the North m- lina "quart every fifteen days" law are r,.w ;u work trying to dupe the gullible with the .fr-r of whiskies of so iiigh a proof as to allow th. purchaser to double the quart with lb. : .,!. tion of a quart of water. A circular which has been received by pni. in Raleigh sets out that for a dollar a quan ihe liquor house jyill ship a quart of 150 pi-oof whiskey, and that out of this the buyer ran make two quarts by the use of water, and rws "save express charges." The scheme is a plain one. The whiskey firm is after the dollar n o the fellow who buys will be stung. That is one plan which is being used in b.-luiir of the "blind tiger" in order that be may find a way to beat the law. There will be other plans evolved as time passes and there will be needed the - vigilance of the authorities to circumvent the. plotters for the sale of whiskey. But thi dollar a quart for 150 proof whiskey to which to add a quart of water is simply bait thrown out for suckers. Very gullible, indeed, will he tlx who are duped by it. if you, Mr. Voter, failed to register to '-e in the primary election to nominate candidates rvr members of the Board of Commissioners f Raleigh it is your own fault. It is a negW't of the duty of citizenship to fail to get in a i tion to be able to vote and to fail to vot. The baseball magnates are quoted as .in? that the, expectation is that 1915 will prow a most prosperous year for baseball. The .. .p! who are talking about depression in 'om:v.' keeping up are simply dreaming. At the rate the Republicans are charging everything in sight tha,t is not of tl best to the Underwood-Simmons tariff, w -- suoii vney win De saying nut . tuiuuiauu ictiiii. uausu nio j nil, r.u-' interned. u o JL Ji U) tlOIl JJf lllcil MIIUS On Friday the Senate of Alaska passed a submitting the question of territorial prohibit i : bill has already passed the House and if th voters approve prohibition it will become of- -ive on the first of January, 1918. The fight against tuberculosis is a fight ul i' i is extending m seeking preventive measui Arrangements for medical examination of vr v.u.v-i. an tizTT i.V 1. ill K. pUUllC ?CI1UI r may Vje suspected of having tuberculosis ver v A vilJ Vill. A J V' A V4 V. - of New York" In the schools of Raleigh township the rollment is . 4,664 and there are seats for oni as mat not a. matter which neeas n-n edvin? This itv oVimiM it- ihnt th reproach is removed from it. There should no rest for Raleigh till there is a seat for ever child at school.