The News and Observer from Raleigh, North Carolina on August 28, 1915 · 4
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Saturday, August 28, 1915
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II THTKEWSWOBSmER ' SATURDAY MORNING AUGUST J8 i9U The News and Observer PeeUafaed every day la tfw Tm n TIm Nwt W! Obearve rublklilaf Co JOSXPBCS PAMIXU trews mmI Observer BeJIAa I1S-U4 W Marta Striae TixIraofrE Ixsjyewsltpafiiawat i Rluc EdJteftaJ Room — Mas Advarttslag Deperasec MMIMItT— I Rlaf ClreuUO'ou Department m-4l Riafs Mailing Departattoat tit— a Rlags FULL ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORTS LiutciupTtON raicxi On year Sis M oaths MTae Entered at the Fostomce at RalslgU North Carolina as second -olaas matter Morning Tonic (H K Hawets) ALL rood government mint begin In tha homa It la useless to maka food law for bad people Publlo sentiment la more then-law i ! — -J— SOON now the Ion vacation will dwindle to I La clone the time of recreation and fun and goods like those and la the knowledge palace the wheel once more will turn and Henry Janes and Alloc will buckle down to learn Before the kindly t radium they'll learn to ane and spell while think- SOLEMN THOUCHT8 Ing of the bleachers they patronised ao well Tbeyll try thHr lianda at rhyming attack the rale of three while wishing thry were climbing up entne one's apple tree Why are the children sulking aa aulk they do It seems since school la largely bulking In all their future scheme? Why should tliey hate the cheery far -sounding si-hool -house gong? They surlry mast be weary of fames they've played so long Why should they dread returning from arenea of Idle play to yonder seat of learning where wisdom holds I La sway? The ancient man and woman would pauae for a reply) well girls and boys are human and that's the reason why Well we suppose there Is nothing else we ean af-Ford to do but to let Charlotte exhibit its joy Never despair Never give up Dr N C Kierle of Baltimore aged II has just been married to Mlas Hattle MoKny 41 years old The St Louis Globe-Democrat hits oft ons of ths horrors of war as it says: "Preparedness? Have we 100000 wooden legs In our arsenals? t i j The editor of the Greenville Reflector has put on a new head We mean of course that it is aew head letter type for ths paper The bslk in ths Balkan situation appears to be a continued story Another aerial of the day concerns ths retreat of the Russian True quits true Bays the Norfolk Ledger-Dispatch: "The Russians may he short on arms but they sre long on legs" The Carranza Idea Is that It Is a good thing to put off till tomorrow the things which ought to be dons today V C la a believer In manana Ths Wilmington Dispatch comes along with ths gratifying statement that there will bs plenty ef Christ mas toys Great What shall we send James? There will be some change In the next Con grees of ths United Slates 8 J Nichols of Spartanburg 8 C la to bs the successor of for mer Congressman now Judge Johnson Come to th'nk of it we have In mind the very slogan that ought to suit ths Washington News It is: "Work In Washington And Win" How does that strike the News? With charming naivete ths Detroit Free Press euggests: "Perhaps Russia could do better with fewer soldiers It eould then retreat mors easily" Some papers are speculating ss to the place at which Grand Duke Nicholas will ett his Christmas dinner Let's attend to his Thanksgiving dinner first— If he gets a chance to have ons This Is to be a big day for education In Wake eounty Every friend of the schools who can possibly do so should attend the annual Wake eounty Conference for Education at Wakelon today to Without doubt the Russians would like swap oft the brand of weather they are having for the wintry kind which ths Italians are meeting In their mountain conflicts with the Auetrians Things munt have been terribly horrible In tho village of Peapack N J for it Is reported that In a fly-killing contest in that piece engaged In by the young people they killed 600000 flies That waa a fly-fest right Til The experience of Mr Bhaw Bonnsr Mr Paul and ths othors In the automobile which wre overturned on the road between New Bern and Aurora would indicate that the safe thing to do la to avoid a pig In the road for the par ticular pig on that road on belna- struck hv front wheel of the auto overturned the machine Cole Blease on announcing that ho proposed to have his "hat in the ring" in the next elect! lor Governor In South Carolina threw in quotation "On with the dance let joy be confined" falls to keep up wit hthe times should have said: "On with ths muslo: let dance be unrefined" for it certainly will be with 4teae doing the steps " on ths un He the ITVtBPiaS BY COTTO The Wilson ad ministration through the setlea sf Secretary ef the Treasury MeAdee has shewn that it brnpesea te as all in Its power to alii the preaueere ef eettetti Thai It the purpose ef Reerelarf McAdve in arranging la piaee I tot er mere in geld in the Federal Beesrve bonks et the guMtth er dlrestly In the national banks el the South and suoh Bute banks as have eeme into tha Federal ftsssrve system so that thsr may bs loans made at a low rats of Interest te such cotton farmers aa desire to hold cotton for higher prises This matter of aiding the farmers can only sucoaed If there Is the fullest eeuperatloa on the part of the banks which obtain the money Ja this Issue of the News and Observer there will be found a letter on the eottoa situation prepared by Col John Y Bruton of Wilson Mr D R Coker of Hartsvllle 8 C and Mr U T H Oouveroeur of Wilmington direc tors of ths Federal Reserve Bank at Rlohmond who sign It as Individuals and not aa official In that letter It is emphasised that the farmer the merchant and the banker must work together and that there be only such a rate of Interest charged by banks oa money loaned to carry cotton aa will make It worth while for the farmers to borrow the money needed That letter togsthsr with the etroular from tbe Federal Reserve Bank at Richmond pub liahed with It should be read They show that there are facilities for loaning money to keep a rush ef cotton from depreciating prices and that this can bs loaned by cooperation It is wall said In that letter that "It would be selfish for the bsnks to take advantage of the situation and hold money at rates above a figure which will give the producer a fair prospect of a living profit in holding his cotton" till the figures are such as to indues him to sell It Is up to the bsnks to do this Ths same position Is taken by Mr W P O Harding of the Federal Board and all of these gentlemen are In line with the purposes of President Wilson who has made an appeal to ths bankers oft ths South to make cotton loans at Interest rates of not more than one to two per cent above the actual cost of money This appeal of ths President was made in a letter to Mr Harding who read It during the course of his address to ths Alabama Merchants' Assoolstlon at Birmingham on Wadnesday night That Istter goes to the heart of the matter the President saying In It: What Intercuts me the mot is this: It if evident from what you tell ton that the country banks with whom the farmer and other producers directly deal can get money at from 4 to 4 1-S per cent and that the question whether the benefit of this edTen-tageous rale Is to be extended to the farmer Is in their hands It is Inconceivable to ma that those who are responsible for dealing directly with the producers of the country should be willing to Jeopardise tbe prosper Ity of the country itself by refusing to share with Uie producers Uie beneficial rates now obtainable for money loans I think that we can confidently expert that the banks la the cotton Ktntcw and In the agricultural regions generally will conU-nt themselves with a rate of not more titan 1 or I per cent above the rate which they themselves pay I hope that the facta which you have stated to me will beoome generally known among the producers of the country so that they may feel themselves free to exact of the banks with which tlwy deal what they undoubtedly have a right to expect LEARNING FROM THE SOUTH There are many things which the North can learn from the South It has become largely a habit that there la criticism of the South by ths North on many things but as the years pass It will be found that In ths South there are many things which the North would do well to follow New York has a matter of this kind under dismission at this tlms It is concerning the need of an educational qualification for the exercise of the franchise The matter Is one upon which the New York Constitutional Convention has taken action It having been determined by a vote of 70 to II that voting in that State should hereafter only be the right of those persons who can read and write Discussing the matter ths Baltimore Sun which statss that the Democrats In the New York convention opposed the proposition bit terly shows the inconsistency of the Republl cans its remarks bolng: "It is Interesting to ob serve ' that Northern Republicans are coming around to the theories of Southern Democrats which ths whole North denounced so vehem ently some years ago When it was proposed to require this educational test in the South ths Northern politicians considered it wicked The test of writing and speaking English would die franchise many negroes In the South who would vcte the Republican ticket The same test in the North would disfranchise many foreigners in New Tork City who would want to vote the Democratlo ticket That makes a world of difference" TO WAKELON TODAY " aa ths law stands te be paid by ths property owner 4 whose property abuts an tha sidewalks which are laid- The Commissioners so It has been staled have arranged te m Jure ths needed money the notes ef the property owners te form the aollaisrsj for tbe money whlah it la found neensary to borrow- Oa ewr part we have never seea why there should bs any difference in the manner el laying for street paving and sidewalk paving The puWIo la benefited by both and ths public should pay The Commissioners ore to ba commsnflsd fsr their aetlun if tbe step to lay graaelithlo aids walks had beea taken years ago how much bet tsr would row be the condition of this city Wf hope that the matter will be pressed and that ths time will oome when there will b good sidewalks throughout ths entire olty it- i ' Tsr-g REGISTER FOR SCHOOL BOSTD KLECTlOJf The election for the Issue of (100000 for school bonds for Raleigh will take place on Tuesdsy ths fourteenth of September A new registration has baen ordsrsd for ths election and It Is therefore necessary that all who deslrs to vote register for the election this registration oonflned te Raleigh township Ths registration books will be open at ths various polling places In Raleigh township today Raleigh needs better school facilities and It Is Important that every friend of the schools register In order that the election may bs carried for ths school bonds The matter is an Important one and the voters of the township should not fail to get their names oil ths registration books Wakelon is the mecea towards which the friends of education In Wake county should move today One of the educational centres of the eounty it will today be the meeting place for the seventh of the annual meetings of the Con' ferehce for Education of thla county Preparations have been made by the hoe pliable people at Wakelon to entertain all the visitors who attend and ths program Is one which should prove attractive to every friend of the schools In the eounty The address of the day will be made by Prof Zebulon V Judd for years the county superintendnt of schools who Is soon to go to Alabama to enter into work as a member of the faculty of the University of Alabama The annual meeting of the Wake County Bet terment Association Is to be held at a part of the program of the day And the occasion will be one which will give opportunity for the edu catora and the friends of education in ths county to meet the new eounty superintendent of schools Mr D F Giles There should be a big attendance Solicitor Herbert E Norris extsnds an opportunity of "while the lamp holds out to burn" for those in Wake oounty who failed to ebey the law and llat their property for taxes to list and pay before September thirteen It Is either this or the matter Is ens that Is going to ths grand Jury ef the oounty ' ' SIDEWALKS OF RALEIGP That the Commissioners of Raleigh now plan to have laid sidewalks In the eity which will be worthy of It ts a matter which will be heard with plaaarere by the eitlsena generally for Hal elgfe In many places Is sadly deficient in modern atdewalka The understanding Is that there It te be spent some $10000 In laying granolithic sidewalks this THE STATE WATCHES tS 1 When things are announced to take place In Raleigh the State looks to see the events carried out In the best style That is the position which It Is now taking concerning the celebration which Is te mark ths formal opening of the handsome new Wake eounty court house on the thirteenth of September The oourt house opening celebration Is to bs participated In by tbe people of Raleigh and of all Wake eounty and the State has a right to expect that the event will be made an exceptionally brilliant one The various civic organisations of Raleigh have tendered their services towards making the day a success and the com mittees appointed are expected to leave nothing undone to make the celebration worthy of the handsome new court house The papers of the State are commenting on the event and there have been a number of ar ticles written about it As an Illustration there la this from the New Bern Sun: Judging from ths preparations being mads at Raleigh for the formal opening of the handsome Wake coupty court houea the event will be a big affair Well all we can say Is that the building will hold its own in the midst of any celebration they may plan It le worthy of a big celebration in honor of its opsnlng joke And Heads Wilmington Dispatch " 'Is Muerta a numonst asKa tne ttaiaign News and Observer We should say nay if he can't crack a Joke any better than he can crack a head Pips oa No Pipes! New Bern Journal The paragrapher on the News and Observer is dead ag'ln' using the word "pipes" In referring to what another paragrapher has to say Scribes over the Btate will please take notice of this and hereafter refrain from piping any more of their quotations WU1 Keep It New Bern Journal That the Republican stand-pat newspapers have a grouchy look these days Is the opinion of the News and Observer Seems to us that they have had it for a long long tlmo and indications now are that tbey will keep right on having It Concerning Oddities K Inst on News v One of the oddities of these various past hangings of women In different parts of the State is that in each one there were two men hanged with the woman and In most cases It was for the murder of the woman's husband that they were executed North Carolina Christian Advocate rrp HERB were said to be more than two hun- A dred corn club boys In attendance on the annual meeting at the A and M College last week These boys were not only Intensely in terested In the growing crops left behind for a few days but they were hearing lectures which will fire them still more with an enthusiasm whloh will sxpress Itself In vast economic advantage to the country In the near future It la our opinion that the days of "bumble bee" cotton and "nubblny" corn are about numbered in North Carolina and with the passing of thee will go much of the nubblny religion that ha been the curse and blight of our country The old Idea that poverty promotes piety can not bs accepted unconditionally As a rule poverty entrenchee itself in ignorance and vice and at best is incapable of producing a mili tant type of religion This Is the secret of the large number of Impotent church organizations all over our land The people are ignorant They have not discovered that they live in a world of vast possibilities — that the soil be neath their feet and the atmosphere that they breathe are teeming with resources ' ready to yield them wealth and make It possible for them to be a positive power for good They are the descendants of generations that accepted poverty as their lot and long since ceased to make any serious effort to Improve their condition Now that these boys havs got In line for the march of progress and are gradually discover Ing themselves and their opportunity to be and do something we verily believe thst nothing is to be beneficiary more than the church and that for which the church stands: namely re Uglon Let those who have despaired ef ths country church taks note of this eonBtantly increasing army of boys who are learning to do things Lt pastors get in touch with the corn club boys and the tomato club glria for these are the 6nee that are going to do things and therefore are tha ones to whom we must look for removing the grave clothes from our conn try ohurehsa (- ': There Is no hope from the old set whe still whins about the poverty of the country church and its disadvantages Tha sooner we set them off of official boards ths better for the eauae et religion Their Influence is as deadly aa the asphyxiating gaa ef the German army Ths wenoar Is that ths ehureh has eentlaiaed to esist nndee the bllvhtlng influence ef sueh leaders Of course we de not mean to say that all EVERY BOY KNOWS PA'S EXCEEDING THE SPEED LIMIT ' " W l mmi i ! I II r 11 af ggVSK- BV V sM i asa our leaders In advanced Ufa are of this type but many of them are Many are little and narrow and mean and there is no hope of advance ment with such men In the lead Most of them ars men who will plant and scratch over twenty acres to get one hundred bushels of miserable wormy nubbins In sight of one of these boys who has demonstrated over and over that with lass labor and expense he could get two hun dred bushels from two acres The only thing to do with such men Is to superannuate them and wait patiently for their funeral while we pray the Lord to multiply the com clue boys and convert them so that they may carry Intensive methods Into the church as well as Into the field Let us have consecrated prosperity instead of sniveling hook-worm piety (By B J Bewares) WHEN THE GOVERNMENT ENCOURAGED AUTHORSHIP N'E of the most interesting and personally charming of all of the American writers whom it was my good fortune to meet was Herman Melville" said ths late Parke God win to me at a time when he was speaking to me remlnlncently of some of the great writers with whom he was associated as editor of Putnam's Magazine Mr Godwin had said to me that he looked upon Richard Henry Dana's narrative entitled "Two 'Years Before the Mast" snd Francis Parkman's story of his adventures In the Far West which was called 'The Oregon Trail' as two works which were sure of permanent fame ThAy had already become American classics Mr Godwin was an admirable critic and he ascribed the phenomenal success of these two books to ths fact that the writers of them told a story of adventure In simple yet vigorous language reporting the things that they saw exactly as they saw them so that the readers of the books could thereby form a perfect mental picture of these scenes Furthermore Mr Godwin said Incidentally that the American writers of later years should study these works for in thsm they would find the secret of that permanent success which Is called fame -"I Include Herman Melville in tho list of great American writers"- said Mr Godwin "Like Richard Henry Dana he sailed around Cape Horn on a whaling vessel expecting to be gone two years He was marooned upon an Island in the Pacific which waa occupied by the Typeea a tribe of warlike Indians He had plenty of experiences some of them far more exciting and dangerous than any which Mr Dana doscribes In his book When he returned to New York I met him and he told me that he was going to narrate these experiences although he was somewhat doubtful about finding a publisher for the book I was satisfied that he would find no difficulty In obtaining readers and In that Judg- ment I was correct He called his hook Types and it was published in the sahne year that' Parkman started out upon his adventures across the continent which he described In a very successful book now a classic which he called The Oregon Trail' - "For a long time Melville's book maintained an even greater success than did Dana's Two Years Before the Mast' It was successful tor the same reason that Parkraan and Dana gained great successes with their booka It told an exciting story of advsnture with all the picturesque details that f ie experience made possible in appropriate language "I have heard that In recent years It has not maintained its popularity as compared with Dana's and Par-kman's books but I am certain that this Is only a momentary lapse The book Is sure to become a great American classto "By ths way Melville waa one of the great American writers whom the United States government fostsred indirectly for a place was given to him in the New York custom house There too many of the men gained fame aa writers seoured a regular Income and it was not until recent years that the government abandoned Its general policy whereby writers ware assured of regular and permanent Income I suppose we should never have had the masterly essas's of Richard Grant White and the evidence of Me Shakespearian scholarship had not the government provided him with a eemfortable position in the custom house" A Whopping Stalk ' Lexington Dispatch There has been displayed In front of Mr W F Brendle's livery stable a stalk of corn a little more than 14 feet high It has three ears on It Mr Charles Leonard who runs a blacksmith shop nearby says that It is some stalk of com all right but that it is not in It with a stalk of oorn that he saw growing In a river bottom one time He solemnly avers that the stalk grew up through ths limbs of a tree a distance of 10 feet! x Pared Post Butter Marshvllle Home The parcel cost trade In butter Is becoming an interesting feature of stock raising and dairying in this community From twenty-five to fifty pounds of butter are often sent from the postoffloe at this place in ons mall It would be Interesting to know lust how much butter is shipped from Marshvllle by parcel poat within twelve months Pottery In Albemarle " Albemarle Enterprise The plant now in operation is situated near the furniture factory Mr Hancock manager of the plant says that the clay he has found In East Albemarle is the finest he has ever worked anywhere and he halls from Randolph county the home of uottery-maklns In Piedmont North Carolina The "burning" qualities of the clay are yet to be ascertained PROBABLY She: People say you're a wolf In sheep's eloth- Ing He: In cheap clothing they mean (Copyright 1118 by E J Kd wards All rights i reserved) Mostdav Dr Edwards will tell pf 'Three Statue la tbe Capitol Park at Concord W H" AS USUAL "' I suppose your wife spends most of her time at the seashore Tea I'd like to have her spend all her time there If that was all she spent i mam BOMB INSULT Uncle Peteyt Why are you angry? Petey: Ma just t e 1 4 somebody she wlsht I was a gall" :'' "" r- 1 VERT Bhei What do you think ef the dlsousslon about the" a n e piece bathing suit? Hsi It's small thing eause so much discussion tar- 5f?-rr Mr -Peter McWIlllama one of the liveliest of ths veterans at the North Carolina 6oldlers Home la showing with pride a letter which he has re ceived from Capt William M Stevenson of Wilmington Capt Stevenson " having been tha commander ef the company in which Mr McWllllamt served The letter' while brief contains a suggestion that Is ef interest as Indicating that the war had Its amusing as well as It tragic side It follows: "My dear old friend and comrade: Your letter of 24th Inst has Just been received and you may be sure that it gives me great pleasure to know that you are still In the flesh and among the few survivors of ths old 61st Regiment Company B "I have long thought that It was about time L you were getting back with those canteens with which you went for water at Fort Harrison fifty-one years ago but perhaps you could not find the spring It reminded mo of the old darkey at Bull Run who eald that he run and them that didn't run ars there yet ( "Well Pete I am truly glad to hear from you and hope that the com fort i of life are around you I am now 75 years of ago and as well as can be expected With best wishes I remain your friend Wm M Stevenson Capt Co B" Mr Mc Williams says there la a story ' behind that canteen reference and some day he will give it to tha News and Observer' j '''" : "Mothers of all the fine little folk of Raleigh" inquires a Raleigh woman who has been doing some thinking on what she regards aa a very important matter "de you realise what a great harm you are doing your little Innocent children when you let them go alone to the 'movies? When you let them go to see such plays at disgrace the "movie' screens In out town at the very least on an averagt' of once a week! We know that very probably you yourselves do not go to these plays and therefore do not know the extent of the Injury they inflict upon the delicate minds of your little boy or girt : - '- "Ths children most likely havs tormented you Into giving them a dime to 'see a movie' and you do not even know the namo of the play which they are to see! Sometimes If you did know It the very name itself would set you to thinking for even the names now suggest the inner cor-rupness of some of the present day 'movies' The little child hlmseli wants to go In the hope of seeing thai 'funny picture' and sometimes he will sit through an hour Of Vlleness waiting for the 'funny' Do you want to alte a chance that none of that filth will seep Into his little innocent heart and brain" causing you and him untold future anguish? "And how much worse It Is for you to let your growing boy and girl of thirteen or fourteen whose brains un- -like the little lads are already teeming with wonder of life and curiosity concerning Its every phase go and revel in the strained excitement of pictured evil! An evil that they can only faintly grasp but which will day by day coarsen and weaken their moral fibre "Mothers of Raleigh what are you thinking ofl Every afternoon here In your own town your children are filling these 'movie" houses We beg of you Other beep your children at home or go with them yourself to guard them or— best of iJl— flsht ' Jlfht tot 'dean xooyjrM'a - H

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