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THE MEBANE LEADER.
AND RIGHT THE DAY MUST WIN, TO DOUBT WOULD BE DISLOYALTY, TO FALTER WOULD BE SIN.
MEBANE, N.Cm THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 1911
personal and ldgal briefs
people who come and go
lU m» of interest Gathered by
Mi3s Lenora Baker went to Washing-
tor. . ity Monday.
Mrs. John Chandla of Durham ia vie-
at Mr. L. S. Chandler.
J. R. Boon of Littleton is visit-
There are some indefinit rumors of
some important building in Mebane in
the near future. We trust they may
be true, for there are some buildings
that are sure needed, aiid can not be
secured too soon.
It is a good time to pay up your de
linquent subscription, and get a hand
some picture, we have them here wait
ing for you. You know how much
handsome picture ads to a home.
Ladies of the M. E. Church will give
an ice cream supper on the lawn at the
parsonage Saturday night September
9th everybody cordially invited to at
tend. For the benefit of the parsonage.
his family near Hebron,
Misses Mary and Lillian Cooper
viaiting Mrs. L. S. Straughn.
[ it tie Doris King spent Sunday with
he: aunt Mrs. A, M. Cook.
Miss Minnie Dicks left Monday for
Kings Buisness Collie Raleigh.
i lie Piedmont Warehouse opens Thurs
day >^epteraber 14th. Dont forget the
Mi3s Mary Cooper of Winston is visit
ing friends in Mebane,
Mr. Will Bason of Thomasville spent
Sunday in Mebane with friends and
Mr. Lacy Cook of Spencer ^nt Sun-
d .y and Monday with Mrs. A. M.Cook.
Misa Smith and Miss Ray of Burting-
lon spent Saturdry with Mias Bettie
Mis3 Christian Hawley who has been
visiting her brother Rev. F, M. Hawley
left for her home at Charlotte Monday
Mr. C. C. Smith has completed, and
moved in to his new brick store. It is
a building quite creditable to our town,
You had best pull together,
cut your spite out and see if you
not feel a good deal bigger.
Miss Jennie Lasley returned home
Monday after a pleasant visit of several
weeks to Ashville N. C. Elk Park and
Johnson City Tenn.,
Mr. H. E. Wilkenaon. Mr. P. H.
White and Mr. Charlie Cates, who went
North about ten days ago, returned
last Tuesday. All had a nice time.
Are you doing your duty toward
cementing good fellowship in your town
or are you lighting fire brands, to pro
duce distrust and discenaon? These
Mr. J. C. White, brother of Mr. F.
L. White the druggist, met with an
accident while in New York the past
week. He was run over by an au
tomobile, bit fortunately not seriously
hurt. He was trying to escape a street
car as he steped in front of the auto
Charlie Pickard one of Mebane‘s very
cleaver young men, beside being an effi-
cant drug clerk, has shown if the mat
ter comes to a push he can do a nice job
shining a ladies slipper, Charlie is a
great friend to the l^ies.
Never trust your money around the
house if you can find a bank to put it in,
and we think Mebane is fortunate in
having a safe well managed bank, you
would.hunt a long time before you would
find a man better to trust than Sam
Morgan, its efficient, capeable and clever
If its shoes, good shoes, and nice
shoes, then see J. M. Hendrix and co-
pany Greensboro. This is the moat
popular shoe house in Greensboro and
it 13 justly so, they carry the right goods
sell at the right pri"« and treat you
N S. Cardwell places an adyertise-
in this weeks Leader. He carries a
very complete line of tarm implements,
tuggies, pheatons etc, buys in car
ioad lota, and sells at very reasMiable
pfif 08. Mr. Cardwell is a clever gen
tleman, and will treat you right. Dont
fail to see him when needing anything
in his line.
The Cooper Lumber company is still
in the ring, for first class building
material. Everything you may need
in the construction or repairs of your
house. D(mt fail to see th^iu
We heard there was a young man in
Mebane who ask the father of his sweet
haart for his daughter a few days past.
The old gentleman advised him to wait
awhile as he thought they were too
young. And thus the ranks of marriag-
ables, are thining down to the young,
soon they will all be gone.
The Beautiful Picture:).
Dont forget those beautiful pictures
we are offering to all who pay one dol
lar on their subscription, you got your
subscription paid and got a handsome
picture worth more than a dollar.
The Graded School Open.
The Graded School of the town Meb
ane begm its fall session Mondoy.
Prof. Lee Cooper is princepaU
That Exclusive Ladies
This is C.H.Dorsetts house of Greens*
boro, and there is no question but what
he makes good. Everything for ladies
to wear that is nice and dainty. Just
now his elegent fall and winter suits
are being display, and they are the
real achme of elegence, real beauties.
Dont fail to see Mr. Dorsett when in
IBig Land Sale.
The American Reality and Auction Co
will sell at public auction on the prop
erty fifty residents building lots. The
property lays par east of the Presby
terian Church an., .jouth of the railroad.
It is well located, surficiently near to
town, and convenent to the Binghouse
school. Those‘wanting a nice lot with
natural drainage in in a nice section will
do well to give this sale attention.
Remember ten oclock Saturday Sept 9th.
see advertisement on the fourth page
of this issue of the Leader.
The Piedmont Ware House will hold
its first Fall Sale Thursday September
14th. This will be the initial sale of
the season, and everything will be done
to make ot it a grand success. Bring your
tobacco and let us show you what we
can do for you,
J. N. Warren & Co.,
Died From Sneezing.
Steffen Fossil died in a hospital at
Oklahoma last week as a result of hem
orrhage started by sneezing. He be
gan to sneeze August 24 and at the
same time his nose began to bleed.
Physicians could not check the bleeding
and death resulted from loss of blood
on Auo'. 31st.
Mr. Merchant this is the time for
you to place your buisness before the
readers of the Leader, We hold the key
to the situation in one of the finest
sections of North Carolina. The Lead
er circulates among the best people to
be found, tlK>se of Alamance, Orange and
Caswell counties. If you want the
trade of these people then advertise in
the Leader. They go to Greensboro to
Bttrlington to Graham and Durham.
And advertLement in the Leader is an
indication that you want their trade.
Old Salem College
Everybody has believed that Salem
College was 110 years old. Ten years
ago the celebrated centennial exercis
es of the college were held. Nobody
doubted but that the college then had
reached the hundredth anniversary of
its birth. But in truth, according to
a painstaking study of the history of
the institution by Miss Adelaid Fries,
the college was at that time 130 years
okl and is now 140.—Winston-Salem
Rev., G. R. Mines of Burlington N.C.
will begin a series of meeting under a
tent to be erected in the neighborho6d
of Mt. Zion Christain church, the first
service to be held Friday night Sept. 15.
The preaching will be done principally
by Rev. Mines and his wife who will
also render music selections during the
services on the Guitar and Autoharp.
These meetings are for the benfit of
all, and are not sectarian in character,
and all of every denomination are invitr
ed to attend, services will be held each
evening at 3 o'clock, and each night at
8 P. M., Sunday services will be con
ducted morning 11 o’clock afternoon
2 o’clock children services followed by
preaching and night at 8.
Everyone plan to come, services will
continue from Sept. 15th over two Sun
days, and probably longer.
Mebane R. F. D. No. 5.
By an ordinance which goes into ef
fect Chicago puts a limit of two hun
dred feet on the altitude of buildings.
In order to escape this requirement
work began Monday on six buildings
that will cost $10,000,000 and it was
predicted that permits would be asked
for many others. They are going up
Chief Justice Clnrk is said to be
spending real money advertising him
self for the senatorial race. Perhaps,
being a judge for about 30 years, he
has been excused from spending any
thing in behalf of the party—or par
ties—of his choice during that time.
The public has taken care of him
quite decently and now he can well
afford to spend something on himself!
Tome again Crack Jake hear I
I am glad to have you with me.
Mr. Clarence and Lila Miles attended
church at Fairfield Sunday and spent
the remainder of the day at Mr. Albert
Miss Rosa Ward returned to Mebane
Saturday after spending some time at
Mr, Charley Berry went to Efland
Saturday and brought back a new bug
gy, look out girls its something new,
we think he has something in view.
Brown eyes I guess.
Mrs. George Cates and Mrs. Bill Clark
and son spent one day last week at
Mrs. Non Vincent is "on a vifit at
Durham this week.
To Protect Witnesses.
The Bar Aseociation of Baltimore
recently adopted a set of rules for the
protection of witnesses. The rule is
sued is as follows.
*‘All witnesses, while uuder exami
nation before any judge, are entitled
to his protection against unnecessary
discourtesy or annoyance, and there
fore counsel will not be permitted to
subject them to degrading, insulting or
vexatious quitetions, except so far as
the judge may consider such interroga
tion reasonably proper for the elucida
tion of the truth, for the delection of
falsehood at fraud concerning matters
relevant to the issue on trial, or to test
the credibility of the te^imony of such
witnesses relevant thereto.”
All who attend the courts have seen
unscrupulous attorneys bully witnesses
and insult respectable men and women
by asking questions and making insititt-
ations designed to discredit them in the
eyes of the judge andjury. Some law
yers take a pride in turning a witness
inside out, and are never satisfied until
they have humiliated every one who
testifies for the opposition. The man
or the stand, is helpless, .while the law
yer is shielded by his position as an
officer of the court. Many an impudent
attorney would be soundly thrashed by
a witness if he should address outside
the court room the remarks in which
he indulges with impunity while the
witness is on the;^atand. Half the time
this bullying is hot resorted to get
at the truth, but to confuse the witness
when he is attempting to tell the truth,
the whole tiTlith and nothing but the
truth to the best of his ability. It does
not so often aid in getting at facts,
but it does in defeating the ends of
The rule of the supreme bench that
counsel will no longw be permitted-
to subject witnesses to *‘degrading, in
sulting or vexatious questions,except
in case;.:where they are necessary to
detect fraud, bring out the truth or
test testimony, ought to check the ' at
tomey who takes advant£^e of his
position to bulldoze and insult the man
or woman on the stand. There are not
many such lawyers, but the few are
enough to bring discredit upon an hon
But in most instances the witness
has to grin an3 bear it, and the pro
cess has driven many a woman to tears.
In some caaea innocent wHiuieeea itave
had their reputation in the community
damaged when the tongues of gossip
were set wagging by some insinuation
veiled in a lawyer’s question, and there
is no reparation for the damage done.
The rule for the protection of those
who testify, instituted by the supreme
bench, doubtless will result in the im
provement of all our courts, and will
be an example for other States to fol
low. It is only second in importance
to reform in the selection of juries and
their protection from interference or
out side influence.
There is mighty little encoun^ment
for radical l^slative temperance ad
vocates to be derived from the recent
figures given out by the internal re
venue office. Following the high mark
of 1907 there was a decline for a cou
ple of years and it appeared that the
Nature’s Advice Warning.
During the long drought observant
people kept an eye on the little rivulets
that went dry, watclnng for them to
again flow. This they did before there
was any rain, while the creeks and
I rivers did the same thing. Last Fri-
Mr. J. D.Hunt was solisiting signers
to a petition this week asking the South
em Railway to place an operator or
agent in the depot at night and to
maintain a light at the station. They
are both logical pleas and should be
great areas of legislatively dry tern- j day afternoon a week lyfo, Reedy Fork
from whence the city gets its supply,
suddenly commenced to rise when there j
had been no rain. It was about 4
o’clock in the afternoon when the man
at tha station noticed he had enough
water to run both pumi» and he swung
on at once. That night there was a |
tory were having some effect upon the
trafic Then the tide changed the
othei way and for the fiscal year that j
ended on the 30th of June reached the
enormous total of 134,600,193 gallons
of whiskey, an increase over the pre- j
ceding year of more than 8,000,000 gal-
Bandits Rob Train.
A Southern Pacific train, southbound,
was held up at Sims, south of Portland
Ore., last Friday night. Two safes
were blown, it is said, no one was in
jured. The robbers are said to obtain
ed but little booty.
Ions. The consumption of beer in-1 fine rain and it has been keeping it up
creased from 59,544,775 barrels in 1910 j at intervals ever since. It is nature’s
U) 63,216,851 barrels in 1911—making I way to (five notice of rain by starting I
a total combined increased for the year j up the little rivulets first.
121,049,823 gallons. Not only is the|
aggregate consurcption greater but
the per capita consumption increased
also 1.3 gallons, being now 22.29 gal
lons per capita.
Just what the consumption would
have been but for the ardent efforts
of the prohibitionists and those who
think temperance is to be promoted by
legislation of that character, no one
can tell. It might have been more,
though we are rather inclined to think
that the law-making has been with
out appreciable effect, upon the whole I Can Destroy. Hostile Fleet
Didn’t Qet Seed Back.
Never before within the memory of
our oldest citizens has the Irish potato
crop been such a complete failure as
t.bia year. Hardly a halfday’s ride
will find a farmer who nused as many
he planted. Most potatoes were
Had he been happy and faultless, I
would not have loved him as I did.
There is a degree of pity in all our
friendship. Misfortune has an attrac
tion fMT certain souls. The cement of
our hearts is mixed with tears, and
nearly all our deep affections have their
beginning in some sorrowful emotion.
This latest storm slipped up on the
blind side of the weather bureiu. But
in a few years such surprises will be
given up, and the land plant^ in mme- j impossible. The weather bureau will
thing else. The dry weather just simply I jmyg flying scouts about the seas at
exterminated them Danbury Reporter, j ^j|jg season of the year, and there will
I flash fireless wammg
when there is
It may have been salutary and bene
ficial in some communities and it may
have just the reverse in others. This
much is certain, if the sumptuary leg
islation has reduced consumption in
the area to which it applies, the ^olks
At Nine Miles.
The experimental firing on the San ]
Marcos—the old battleship Texas-by
[ the Delaware in Tangier Sonnd, has j
demonstrated that hostilities can be!
Excursioii To Richmond Ya.
beyond its reach havfr suddenly develo-1 opened against an enemy at a distance
ed an appetite and capacity for ardent) of nine miles with prospects of destroy-
spirits that is a litde short of alarming j
Chai otte Observer.
The . gum arabic cherries stained
with coal tar dyes and served in cock
tails do not make any hit with Dr.
Wiley. First, he showed up how rot
ten most of tha so-called whisky is.
He is now at work on the beer of com
merce, and incidentally the mixed drinks
are coming in for careful analysis at
his hands. The drinks of the American
public have been as unwholesome and
impure as the foodstuff.
ing the hostile fleet. Nayal officers |
have been in a quandary as to the dis
tance to which the 14-inch guns would j
To Cut Off Sixty Feet.
Chicago has gone skyscraper mad,
and permits to put up tall buildings
were filled in one day to cost over
$10,000,000. The rush for high build
ings is due to an ordinanance that go
es into effect, decreasing the
limit of height from 260 feet to 200.
Aviator In Fall Of
Hundred Fleet To
Hon. Champ Clark of Missouri,
Speaker of the National House of Rep
resentative in answer to Mr. Taft
Speech delivered at Hamilton Mass.
some days past, among other things
Mr. Clark says:
“It will be noted that while the Pr^
sident’s conscience would not permit
him to sign a bill revising even one
schedule, he promptly signed the out
rageous Payne-Alddnch-Smoot tariff
bill without the counsel, advice or tuit
ion of any tariff board whatsoever.
WILL CUT OFF SUPPLIES.
“It might as well be understood now
as later, that if the tariff board is to
be used as a pretext for delaying tariff
revision downward, its days will ^ be
few, for we will cut off its supplies.
This board already has cost three or
four hundred thousand dollars and Iws
not given to Congress any information
to aid in revising tiie tariff.
The President himself is a man of
Don’t miss this last opportunity of
the season to visit the historic capital
of Dix e.
Too whole days and two nights in
Richmond, affording ample time in
which to make side trip to Washing
ton, D. C., also Baltimore and other
points of interest.
Schedules of this excursion and very
low round trip fares will be as tollows:
8:00 a. m.$3.50
8:12 a. m. 3,50
8:17 a. m. 8.50
8*35 a. m. 3.50
8:23 a. m. 3.40
8:55 a. m. 3.25
Rates and schedules in same propor
tion from all other stations.
Returning special train will leave
Richmond at 7:30 p. m. Thursday Sept.
Seperate”ooach»B for colored pe^>l«.
For detailed information ask your
agent or write.
~ J. O. Jones,
Traveling Passenger Agent
Make Any Man Stare.
Fay Evans a dashing looking .woman
of an attractive face has been put on
the streets of- Los Angles as a lure
to would be mashers and she has
been doing a thriving business
The wife of a man who had been
filched out of $30 in court cost for og-
gling Miss Elvans as alleged gave the
Miss a good thrashing. She approached
her and asked are you Fay Evans her
answer was yes. “Take that, you
hussy, and that, and that,**i’:*iried the
woman, beating t^/‘flitt fop" on the
This, from the New Bern Sun, is a
view of it that will be hard to answer:
“Senator Simmons has rendered as
Joseph F. Cummings, the aviator, I The rt^siaeni mmseii » « much service to his state since he has
Sat- large general information as well as a representing it as any other man
500 man of great ability, but certainly he ^jjo has ever represented it, and there
is not enough of a tariff expert to jg no reason to turn him out than for a
Cum- ruatifyhim ^vetoing to diBch«ge . faithM
mines escape drowning. He was flying passed the Honse by majonties of more employer of 12 yeare rervice
at sLh a rate of speed that when the than two to one. cause some other fellow wanted the
DID CONSIDER THE BILL. jjob.”
dropped into Dorchester Bay last
urday from a height of more than
feet, and escaped serious injury,
head with an umbrella. The police say
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Cheek spent Sunday the “lady detective’,’ begged for mercy
long tail of the birdlike monoplane in
which he was making a practice flight,
struck the surf the machine turned
completely over. Cummings was on
top ofcthe broken flyer, and extricated
himself from the wreckage before it
The Mebane Store company is daily
receiving invoices of new goods for
their fall and winter supply, they have
in stock a pretty line of ladies dress
goods notions and shoes.
The C. B. Ellis Machine and Music
Company place* an advertisement in
this weeks Leader, and as stated in
their ad they are here to make good,
you can absolutely depend upon their
word in any instrument they sell.
See change of advertisement of H.
E, Wilkenson & Co. in this issue Mr.
Wilkenion has just returned from the
North where he purchased a large and
varied stock of dry goods notions ®tc.
Brown, and Belks Company’s big de
partment store in Greensboro is full to
overflow with nice things for you, and
they include every thing for ladies child
ren and men to wear. They buy
in big lots and can sell cheaper. This
firm carry and immemce stock to select
from, and can surely please. They will
dress you from head to heels. Dont
fail to see them.
Ten Thousand Dollars To
Greensboro Female Col
One of the largest gifts ever made
for the education of young women in
North Carolina was made by Mr. J. W.
Fitzgerald of Davidson county. Mr.
Fitzgerald has agreed to donate to the
trustees of Greensboro Female College
the sum of $10,000 for the purpose of
erecting a dormitory, on the condition
that other friends of the college
Mr. Triplett Keeps a Bee,
Mr. Larkin Triplett of Ready Branch
gathered 300 pcunds of sour wood
honey from his bee hives last week.
This honey is selling here at 22 cents
per pound.—North Wilkesboro Hustler.
List of Letters.
Remaining unclaimed at this office
for the week ending Sept. 2nd 1911.
1 Letter for Mr. A. D. Davis.
1 Letter for Mr. Evine Evane,
1 Letter for Mr. Lil Line,
1 Letter for Mrs. Mary C. Moore,
1 Letter for Mr. George Stephenson,
1 P. C. for Mrs. John Thompson,
1 Letter for Mr. John Walker,
1 Letter for Mr. Monroe Walker
Dead Letter Office Sept 16th 1911, if
not called for before.
In calling for the above please say
“Advertised” giving date of ad. list.
S. Arthur White, P. M.
at Mr. W. R. Wards.
Mr. A. L. Hall and Miss Irma Aulbert
attended church at Efland Sunday-
Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Ward spent
Saturday and Sunday in Burlington.
Mr. W. H. Ward left for Mebane
Monday,- where he will work with the
Iron Bed Co.
Mr. M. P. Sykes had the misfortune
to get his ware house burned one night
last week, is report^ to be a great loss
his grain and other things were destroy
ed by fire.
Wedding bells are going to ring in
this community, we think there are go
ing to be several marriages. Miss on
R., F. D. 5, besides the ones on Efland
R. F. D. 1, we hope to get a piece of
I will ring off for this time with best
wishes for Mr. Editor.
but the woman, whose husband was
fined $30 kept on striking until her um
It is said that the wife, who is cer
tain Miss Fay ogled her husband, had
intended to buy a $25 bonnet.
Chief of Police Sebastian, wondering
how she had effected so many arrests,
sent for Miss Evans. She looked like
a section of rainbow. She wore a hat
the size of a peck measure, she had on
a light-colored lace dre.s which was
short enough to display her white shoes
and the ankles of her white stockings^
the sleeves of her black silk wrap were
lined with flaming red silk; its wide
collar and cuffs were of the same hue
Staring at her the dazzled Chief
“It’s all very plain to me now,’ said
the Chief, “That get-up would make
most any man stare. You are dis
Hill never forgave Gorman. Both
were Senators, and Hill strove to en
gage the Maryland boss in debate, but
without avail except in a single iittle
encounter that did not amount to a
skirmish. And well might German
shrink *from the scratch, for in debate
the Senate had not Dave Hill’s match.
for SALE-Apple Se^ Oats 75cts
Swathmoor Farm, Mebane, N.C.
Bars up Against Negroes.
Farmers in Okfusko county, the most
populous negro county In the state of
Oklahoma have organized a “white
farmer’s congress and immigration
bureau,” for the puVpose of discourag
ing the negro who seeks to , locate in
that part of Oklahoma and to encour
age the white farmer.
Members of the organization are re
quired to take an oath that they will
not sell or lease apiece of land adjoin
ing that of a white farmer to a negro.
The organization was Jnspired by
the recent attacks of negroes on white
women. One of these attacks resul
ted in the burning of Peter Carter, a
negro, in the streets of E^ant.
Earthquake At Washing*
A slight earthquake visited Washing-
ton N. C. Sunday night and two distinct
shocks were felt by citizens in different
sections of the city between 9 and 10
*The President implies that l^ere-. nr:4.u
fused to sign the wool bill because itjjudge BlggS With Trinity
was introduced and rushed through CoIlCgC.
without due consideratisn. Let us see | - jr** > „i..
The caucus of Democratic members Judge J. Crawford Bires»
elected to the Sixty-second Congress professor m the Umversily of North
met January 19 and selected the ® *
cratic members of the committee on j of the most distinguish^ judges of th
wC»rmV making Mr. Under- Sai^rior CM the Stote has re«^-
wood chairman. They personally and ed tas judgeship «»pt« a
their helpers, at once began to assemble sorship of lawmJtamtyM^. Judw
informaUon on the wool schedule. The Biffis has
bill was reported to the House about as student, ^cher
the middle of April, a period of three Court reporter, and judge. Thisbring-
^n“ta o?U» pro^ositTon of onesche- tog to fte sch^l of *, learned and «
dule out of fourteen, where as the complished a lawyer w regarded as.
hearing on the Payne bill with four-1 most valuable acpmsihon.
teen schedules began November 11
and the bill was reported to the House
March 18, a period of a little over four
months, devoted to 14 schedules.
The steady and continued advance in
the price of granulated sugar in the
last few weeks, already aggregating a
full cent the pound, is attributed to a
poor sugar beet crop in Europe, coupled
with a shortness in this season’s Cuban
output. Possibly, these conditions
Judge J. Crawford Biggs, who has I have «me influence on the mi^^
served nearly five years of his firstjbut It is probaWeto the i»mt of mo«l
term of eight as superior court judge
“Nevertheless, and notwithstanding,
the President signed the Payne-Aldrich-
Smoot bill and vetoed ours.
Liars are various, li»re the fleas of
southern Italy, but the ablest prevari-
caeor believes he who makes the
publisher believe he paid his subscrip
tion two months ago.—American Press.
of North Carolina district, last Friday
afternoon tendered his resignation to i
governor W. W. Kite bin to take effect,
Monday, September 18.
The recent storm which centered
iuK>und Charleston,iiS^t South Carolina
millions of dollars, but in GovernoJ
Cole Blease, the Palmetto Common
wealth is calledt on to suffer a contien-
ing calamity of infintely peater pro
portion. ' . * • ‘ ^
Roger Q, Mills Dead "
Former United States senator from
Texas, Roger Q. Mills died at his home
at Corsicana Saturday. Senator Mills
was one of the be^t, known men irt
Texas politics and irt his twenty-fourth
year recsrd as a member of house of
representatives and the senator he took
a leading part on the democratic,side.
He was bomed in Kentucky March 30,
TThe Charlotte Observer and The
Henderson Gold Leaf are discussing
the frequent change in public school
textboooks, ordered by the school
bo(^s commison of that State. It
is a subject which appeals to all par
ents. The frequency with which books
us^ in the public schools are changed
is a severe drain upon the pocketbooks
of mother and father of pupils. Of
courso, where a bad book has been
select^ a better one should be sub
stituted, but those in charge of the
duty of selecting textbooks should make
sure that they have chosen the best.
Otherwise parents are put to unnecess
The matter of the so-called Tariff
Board was thus disposed of last week
by Mr. Underwood:
The Tariff Board is unauthorized by
law. When the Payne-Aldrich Tariff
bill was enacted it contained a prov^
ion for minimum and maximum tariff
rates.* * To carry out the provision of
this section of the act the President
was authorized to employ certain per
sons to enable him to make these neg-
otations and to advise the executive
department in reference to the admini
stration of the law. No language in
the act authorized these employees to
act as a Tariff Board to secure inform
ation and advise Congress. An effort
was made at the last Congress to pass
a law creating a Tariff Board for this
certainty that the Sugar Trust is but
making them the excuse for reimburs
ing itself, out of the pockets of domes
tic consumers, for the thieving which
it has recently been compelled to return
to the public treasury.—Va„Pilot.
The parents of children of our Grad«
ed School are urged to insist that their
children not walk on the new asphalt
pavement until the baracades have
J. T Shaw, Mayor.
British Strike Explained.'
He was some kind of minor railway
official ai^ gave his views on the strike
epidemic7”Itisn’t socialism, it’s weath
er. When it’s as hot as this it don’t
take much to make men dr(^ tools.
Foremen get a bit snappy, as is only
natural; the fellers see all the world o£
holiday making, so what dy’e expect
purpose, but it was finally rejected and I’em to do but take the only chance
did not become a law. j they ’ave of making ’olidayT A good
These facts may as well be under-1 week’s drizzle ,d do more to end these
stood. Hiey are impOTtant. I strikes than all the arbitrators in Eng-«