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THE FARMER AND MECHANIC. Tbo -Fanssr asid cctianfc WEEKLY, NON-PARTISAN PAPER FOR TRK HOME, FARM. SCHOOL, FACTORY AND FIRESIDE. RALEIGH, N. C. Communications in Agricultural Topics and Questions Relating to Labor and Education in vited. THi; FARMER AND MECHANIC. Raleigh, N. C. Entered at the postofllce at Raleigh, N. C, as Mecond-clasa mail matter. ALL FOR $1.70 There lias never been offered In North Caro lina so much good reading for bo little money aa ro are offering under the following proposition: for $1.70 ue will send the following for one The Weekly News and Observer, an eight pnge weekly newspaper. The Commoner, an able monthly journal, pblislcd by William Jennings Bryan. The Farmer and Mechanic, sixteen page Nrth Carolina home and farm weekly journal. Thus for One Dollar and Seventy Cents you ran get ail these papers one year. V. C. MOORE, Manager. Mo rn lng Toni 1C (Psalms xci: 15.) HE call upon me, and I will answer him: 1 will be with him in trouble; I will deliver hirn, and honor him. KkcU. yatt yon By W. Frank Hooker, of Apex, N. C. - WHO GAVE you the right to grumble about the tilings that go "dead wrong"? Who gave yon the sour look if the road seems a bit V- - weary and long? Who gave you consent to forever knock wliat others are inclined to praise? Have you slopped to think that you gave yourself these un r.HUMBIil.NG HABIT, admiring ways? That it's all a habit fostered b your grouchy disposition, while to sweeten the bitter of life is really your true mission? Then look for the good in tilings and leave the flaws alone, for the imperfections you see in others, are doubtlc all your own! If all folk saw our erring ways, nor ever praised our good, what discord here below would reign in the world's at brotherhood! THAT WE GO FORWARD. Rut Villa declines to recognize Carranza. Hope on. Next year and another State Fair. "L can't Serbia even for Cyprus" is the answer of Jrut;e to England's eall for help. Count 'em. It's juFt sixty-two days to Christ mas. So do your Christmas shopping early. The State Fair has gone, but Raleigh is to have a circus this week. The .Republicans are now trying to settle upon a batter up foi the Presidential nomination. And in 1916 their choice will be all battered up. New Jersey Has .Spoken Headline. liut New Jersey must remember that the women always have the last word. Speaking of Thanksgiving, we feci certain that Americans will give it to turkey in the neck. To l ud the procession we make the assertion boldly that it Ls not the brides who put the "No" in November. Speaking or holidays North Carolina has a new one, presented by the last General Assem bly. It is Arbor Day and it comes on the fifth of November. The man who put the par in Fairish will now huve to admit that it should be above par by reason of the administration of the State Fair of lPK, by CaptfJn 12. J. Parrish, of Durham. The California Board of Education is going to start Vm in young for preparedness. It is going to provide military training as a part of the regular high school course. "A peach" is the way that the State Fair Marshals' Ball was designated by an observant onlooker. He might well have said "peaches," us he gazed upon the array of beauteous young North Carolina women. There were many things for the thoughtful consideration of the people of North Carolina in the address of Governor Locke Craig in the opening of the State Fair. He has been for years a student of affairs of the State and in his address he urged upon the people a number of matters which if adopted would tend to mate rial growth and the increase of wealth. Notable among these things was what he had to say about grasses and cattle. There is in North Carolina a vast opportunity offered in the way of raising cattle, and in those parts of the State where there has been given atten tion to this Industry the returns have been such as to show that it is a profitable field of enter prise. There is always a market for cattle, and with attention it will be found that the prices are such as to make cattle raising a business which will pay. The conditions of soil and climate in North Carolina are such that there can be raised with ease grasses for the feeding of cattle, and with this a matter which can be well handled there is no reason why this State should not be come one noted for its output of cattle. .. As matters now stand we are not raising in North Carolina enough meat for our own use. Our smoke houses are in the far West, this making a condition which is not healthy for the progress along material lines. We send money great sums of it outside the State, and in many years we raise cotton and tobacco which are sold for low prices while we pay big money for the shipment of meats to us. We should raise cattle for home use and for export. The agricultural organizations of the State are in the best position to urge upon the farmers the value of raising beef cattle. They will be doing a good part by the people of the State if they adopt a program wrhich will increase the raising of cattle in this State. And in doing this they should make it plain to the farmers that the best stock is the kind in which to invest. There is a movement in the State to put within easy terms for the farmers the raising of high grade cattle, and we have the hope that he value' of the program for this will be recognized, and that North Carolina will become one of the leading cattle raising States. PELLAGRA AND RATIONS. It used to be said that old remedies are the best and also the cheapest. But that does not &eem so certain now. What prompts this re mark is the fact that the Public Health Service has repeated it announcement made some months ago that the way to stave off pellagra is to eat eggs and meat, milk and butter instead of so much corn bread, grits and molasses. Eggs and meat, milk and butter. Think of it! Remedies, preventives at any rate, are cer tainly not cheaper no matter how much more efficacious they are. Nevertheless we have profound faith in the conclusions of the Public Health Service in this matter and we believe that the information should be spread as widely as possible for the good of those who have pellagra or who are in danger of contracting or developing it. It is the most natural thing in the world for what a person eats to have much to do with bis health and, if with his health, with his dis eases. Repeated errors of diet necessarily will have a harmful effect and if persisted in long enough will bring on death itself. The average person seems to proceed on the principle that so long as a food is "filling," there is no need to look, any further for something more suitable or more nourishing. But the fact is that what a person ought to eat is really a matter of some complexity, depending often on personal pecu liarities, one's calling and other conditions. Time and thought, foresight and self-sacrifice in connection with one's diet, are well worth while. They mean a more comfortable existence and the warding off of disease. And the fact that the new idea about fighting pellagra calls for a costlier diet means that men can well afford to cut down on other expenses and pro vide their families with wholesome, nourishing food, giving actual thought and study to the problem of arriving at the balanced ration. COUNTIES SHOULD BE ALERT. In the State Fair which featured the past week the great exhibit from Durham impressed itself upon all visitors, and the advertising which was received by the city and county of Durham was such as to indicate that there will be valuable returns. We believe thoroughly in county fairs. We feel that it would be a splendid thing for North Carolina if there were a fair in every county every year, for county fairs are things which tend to creitea spirit of rivalry in t!:e of progressive things among the pe..j,$p counties in which there are fairs held. But the State Fair should be the , house for all the agricultural and man-f.., enterprises of the State. The value of ih, tising in a county fair is increased w..v ten fold when there are exhibits at -Fair which show what is going on in the . counties. A greater circle of people is r in a State fair at which assemble people f r sections and from beyond the State, Oro counties which send high class exhibit State Fair are going to get returns. We hope to see the day at a Stat' r; there will be exhibits from each of th or dred counties of the State. In , lV h there are things which should be brouu attention of our own people and the world. For the next State Fair tin la ment should increase the efforts ni.i.i. hibits from the counties. The develoj .: this program will help the counties, , Fair, and the State. HERE'S A SUGGESTION X The rain during the past week is ih,: season of rain against which the State y, -the years has had to go up against. A . v ; there is not rain the people who walk t) . r grounds have found that they had to b.iti!- w an immense amount of dust. It would be impracticable to provide o;! .-. wflVB for all narts of the fair ernnnik if this were done there would still rem.ii:, dust with which to contend. Our suM... that there be constructed in all pnrts - i fair grounds where the people are to w;, r. ways of bitulithic. . Granolithic walks would not bo n -ui ;( ii rr i -v i rr ' iiiniii. . 1 ill f i i t ivii-rtii. i that walking on bitulithic roadway.-; is far in agreeable than on the granolithic. Hesid-s i H will he found neressarv Id us- th. ;.n-u at the fair for vehicles, and bitulithic is for these. We believe that with walkways whi h vi .! the fair grounds of mud and dust that the ..--. win uumc in gicaici uuiuir'u-! ill uju-.- . , and in times of drouth. The expense will !.' 0i tat aiiu tv ouMiiiii, A.KJ l liii; tcu ii ut Fair the necessity for a system of walkwy the approaches to the fair grounds and .:: JOHN SPRUNT IIIIiL DECLINE' Tt TI.m11 Vo TvifV rrcm rorTt t ri5i t tlt 11 TV of the North Carolina Agricultural Society, all wTho are interested in the State Fair i that Mr. John Sprunt Hill, of Durham. ; the position that he cannot become the ucm oi ine societj , to wmcn piaee ne .. ' on Thursday night. Mr. Hill's declination is based upon :h ; ter of time which he finds at his dispvK.i. statement being that his purpose is to himself to the question of rural credits, ject in which he is greatly interested. H a member of the American comrnisison of the working of the rurnl crediir sys'-' that country. Mr. Hill would have made an able i' for the State Fair organization, and U. hope that he would accept. Because "f bi lination of the position there will of :. ' come the selection of anothre man, and ' assured that there will be a man choc'1-, will measure up to the duties and h?--' jluic in me aeveioping oi trie rjLaitr liu r North Carolina Agricultural Society. Mr. North Carolina Farmer: lie. ecr l; you have "hog and hominy" as a part i next year program and you are certain miss it, no matter what the price i may be. The Durham Sun editorialiKes on t of "Why is Water Tasteless?" The the question should be iven by th- vi-' never tastes it. The Kinston Daily News has jtui p-Ci first birthday anniversary and we -r.d congratulations on its growth. It is a ' youngster and seems in the finest sort oi : We might as well be resigned to far. mCr Ambassador Dumba says he will ' statement. Perhaps he proposes to i; dumb. endar. October 19 the day of the rec k of the Carranza government by the t States has been designated by (Jen end ranza as Mexican Independence Doy.