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THE FARMER AND MECHANIC.
The Farmer and Mechanic WEEKLY, N'OX-rAUTISAN PAPEtt FOR TUE IIOME, FARM, SCHOOL, FACTORY AND FIRESIDE. RALEIGH, N. C. Communications in Agricultural Topics and Questions Relating to Labor and Education in vited. THE FARMER AND MECHANIC, Italcigh, X. C. Entered at the postofflce at Raleigh,. N. C, as Becond-cIas3 mail matter. " ALL FOR $1.70 There has never been offered In North Caro Una so much good reading for so little money as wc arc offering under the following proposition: For $1.70 wc will send the following for one year: The Weekly News and Observer, an eight page weekly newspaper. The Commoner, an able monthly journal, published by William Jennings Bryan. The Farmer and Mechanic, sixteen page North Carolina homo and farm weekly journal. Thus for One Dollar and Seventy Cents you can get all these papers one year. V. C. MOORE, Manager. Morning Tonic (Luke xxl. 34.) TAKE heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeit lng and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day corne upon you unawares. (By Nina Holland Covington.) TnE dust Is on Uic carpets, there arc rents in several frocks, the stockings need a mending and likewise all the socks; but Fve put away my needle and the cleaning just can wait, for the flowers all are blooming and the ground is full of bait; there are JUNE, JUNE, JUNE, fish just for the catching in yonder shady pool, tliero arc fields and fields of daisies, and the woods are fresh and cool. There be many of my neighbors who Tiavc houses wondrous neat, frocks and socks arc always mended, and their cooking's hard to beat. But they're missing lots Of pleasure as they toil the livelong day, for the World of Nature's calling and they ought to be away. There arc many days a-coming when I can mend and sweep, but when the world's so lovely I just cannot indoors keep. So hero's a hand for roaming, for "all the earth's in tune," and my heart with joy is hum ming for it's June, June, June. California is doing something in the eruption as well as in the exposition line. Lassen Peak, near Redding, Cal., is again kicking up. Some humorists have it so that they get the laugh on the world. An estate of $256,306 was left by Marshall P. Wilder. Legitimate business interests will always find a friend in the Democracy, as is shown by the Wilson administration. It is only the outlaws of business that need fear. The Thaw case will elbow its way to -front page place in the newspapers this week, the be ginning of the trial to test Thaw's sanity being set for Tuesday. The campaign for health to be conducted among the schools of the State is a good thing. If young people are keyed up to health work it will mean much to North Carolina. The newest of the United States dreadnaughts, the Arizona, which was launched yesterday, wcht from the ways in a. double-header, being christened with both water and wine. FROM Otrf THE HEART. This day there will be laid to rest in the last sleep all that is mortal of Thomas Jordan Jar vis, a man who in his relations to life as citi zen, soldier, legislator, Governor, foreign Min ister, United States Senator, counsellor, friend, husband, made reputation which reflected honor on this State, which had honored itself in hon oring him. The last sad tributes will be paid by the North Carolinians who will gather in Greenville today, and there is nothing which will be done which has not been deserved by a life which has been full of service to this State which he loved so well. That part of North Carolina which is not at Greenville today will think on him as of the best type of manhood, one whose life was worthy and well spent, one whose career is writ into the history of the State. The hearts of this peo ple are sad because he is no more, and deep is the sympathy for the widow in the home which has been darkened by his going away. Nashville, Tenn., has taken place in the class with Raleigh. It is now investigating a case of stolen city records. This recalls the case of the mutilated and torn up records of the city of Raleigh some time back. . The editors of the State should at once practice up on doing stunts, for the announce ment comes that at the annual meeting at Mon treat this year they are to be filmed for the movies. We think we see the "fine Italian hand" of Colonel Varner in this, and we expect that he will want to be put in the movie picture rconlyi a StFetCh 0f S00d roads in David- WE CANNOT BELIEVE IT. young men who enter the United States Naval Academy have been justly regarded as "selected stock" young men, who by test, and fitness and examination have won place in the institution which gives to the country officers of its Navy. High minded, straightforward, courageous, clean young men is the position given them in the pub lic mind. - It was with a shock,- with incredulity, that the report was read yesterday that two midship men admitted on examination in the court of, inquiry now being conducted at Annapolis that under certain conditions they would use stolen examination papers for their own advantage, one testifying that he thought half his class might be parties to" receiving and using stolen information, while the other disagreed as to that number being willing to take advantage of stolen papers. We do not believe, we cannot believe, that fifty per cent of any class at the Naval Academy could be guilty of such a breach of conduct. The charges made concerning irregularities in the use of examination papers are bad enough as it is, the open declaration of young men that they would receive and use stolen information, and that half a class would do so goes beyond this. The young men at the Naval Academy are types of young American manhood and we do not believe that this estimate Qf their moral calibre is correct. It would be a matter of the deepest concern to the country if it were so and it is hoped that there will come refutation of the monstrous charge which is in itself the gravest of reflections upon young men who are to wear the uniforms of our Navy and at sea, uphold the dignity, and honor and glory of the United States flag. UNENVIABLE NOTORIETY. That young men of Raleigh are haled toourt to answer charges of being concerned in mak ing trouble in the red light district of Kinston one night recently is a matter of regret to this city. It is unenviable notoriety coming to Ral eigh which it does not desire and it is the earn est hope that any body of young men who go to other places as an organized body bearing the name of this city will so conduct themselves as to win admiration in place of censure and trials in court. We do not attempt to pass upon the matter of the guilt or the innocence of the young men who as members of the "Raleigh Collegians" went to Kinston to play ball with a Kinston team, for we are not informed concerning the evidenced But young men of this city who visit other places and assemble in districts where disreputable women house are to be censured for any such occurrence. The Kinston Free Press says the charge is that six of the young men were members of a party implicated in the trouble, "which in the main consisted of the breaking down of a door, rocking of negroes, profanity and loud talk, it is said." Being released upon their own recognizance to appear in court in Kinston last Monday to stand trial, the young men failed to appear, and now they are under bonds on warrants sent from Kinston to be taken to that place for trial to morrow, This is an aggravation of the matter, for on "honor" the young men should have ap peared a week ago before the court in Kinston. One of the boys upon whom a warrant was served charges up the trouble to boys of Kin ston, and this made it the more imperative that the Raleigh boys involved should have appeared promptly in court in Kinston, in place of wait ing for the serving of warrants. It is the hope of Raleigh that no young man will go from this city bearing the name of a Raleigh organization andoe Concerned in any occurrence i? yolves the good name of this city'whcfcj c will be quick to condemn conduct eY th v it is alleged was engaged in by six vor- , of Raleigh. BEXJAMIJ WILSON. A North Carolinian who by ability and f. . rnsp tn nositions of resnonsihilitv in , z j " in- ru.:.r' world was Mr. Benjamin Wilson, of Bait;., who last week died suddenly in a hotel in liouis. Mr. Wilson was a native of tVarrt-r.tv! N. C and has been for years a prominent c :!.' 4 of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. H,.. iS j . the railroad service for forty-fotfT years. Mr. Wilson was a member of a. prnn. , family of the State, a son of Dr. Thomas F.i n "vtllson, and a brother of Mr. Peter M. n" chief clerk of the United States Senate, Mr' W. A. Montgomery of Raleigh, Mr. Mar.-h; .1 Wilson of Hagerstown, Md., and Mrs. j. . Mitchell of New York City, his widow the d v ter of Mr, Robert H. Woods, a distinguished ; !W, yer in West Tennessee. Mr. Wilson had i,.t positions of importance with railroads of u South and North, and was held in the hii.-h.-t esteem by all who knew him. Throughout .Wrth Carolina he had many friends who will h. . r . his death with the deepest grief. A DIAMOND INDEED. The recently issued "Diamond Aiiniwrsnr Number" of the Nashville Christian Advocate was a diamond indeed, a number most tilting commemorative of the long existence of tho magazine, which was in reality celebrating th eighty-first anniversary of its origin, being tho lineal successor of the Western Methodit hi x.ui in 1834, the Advocate dating its seventy-the years from 1840. Raleigh, all North Carolina indeed, takes j ridg in especial in the Christian Advocate lxtau.-o its editor is Dr. Thomas N. Ivey, a North r:tr. -linian, for years in the Methodist ministry in, this State, going from the editorship of tho iui eigh Christian Advocate to the editorship of the Nashville Christian Advocate, the connectional organ of the Methodist Episcopal Chtirohr South, The Christian Advocate is a great chnnh magazine, and in all the years of Its history it has never been better conducted than it is new. In its career it has seen the church grow ami make wondrous advance. It has been a fact of in the work, and it was a pleasure to all tho church, to all the friends of the editor, and ofi the Advocate, to send it the best of greeting on its "Diamond Anniversary Number." That where North Carolina sits is the heal of the table is again given demonstration. .Mr. C. F, Tomlinson, of High Point, has been unani mously elected president of the T. 1 A. of America, His selection shows that the T. V. A. in session at Omaha wanted only the best, ami that is the kind which is offered by North Caro lina. Progressive, alert, able, President Tom linson can be relied upon to push T. P. A. inu-r-ests to the front. - Both Mr. Tomlinson and th T. P. A. are to be congratulated Some spender is young Ying Ming Chai -.-j, son of Cheng Hsun Chang, who is popularly known as "the Rockefeller of China," the chair man of the Chinese Commercial Commission ?:. on a tour of investigation of this country. Ynunc Chang had his check for $200,000 cashed on hi arrival at San Francisco for "a little spend it z money." He dropped in at Tiffany's the "th-r day and blew In $2,000 for trinkets for fri'-i y in China. President Chazaro, of Mexico, is out with cry about maintaining "the dignity of the M -can people." But it's a curious way of n a: taining "dignity" to have starving Mexican- pealing for the charity of all who will give. The outlook is tVint thpro tn he an f ar; crease in the list of candidates for Attorn General. Rumor has it that Mr. R. O. Kv r of Durham, is about ready to shy his ' into the circle. They say that "every dog has his day.' 'i !i one in xsew ion which overturnea an uu. une Lue oiner uay cenainiy nau iu. could be a race of that kind of dogs bred a. im mobile drivers would not be so reckless. The factional leaders in Mexico seem t" ! veritable old men of the sea on the back of t! country. With Mexicans starving and 'v United States being called upon to feed tn the leaders still keep up their warfare one T! the other in place of getting together and e.4r lng for the neoDle. The trouble in Mexico a.p pears to be that each of the leaders wants . bdvthe big boss. .