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ON THE EVE OF BATTLE
While this paper is Dem
cratic in politics, it does not
hunt political rows, nor does
it allow such to creep into its
columns if it can be avoided.
It believes that the best gov
ernment is the best politics,
and the less bitterness enter
ing into the differences of
opinion assures the best in
terest of our citizenship. We
believe that if we cannot win
upon merit we should not
win at all. The vote held or
, or gained by vile vituperation
against your opponents does
not stand for much, while
the one held or gained by
his own reasoning powers
when shown the advantages
fer him counts for much.
Wc reproduce the follow
ing editorial from the Winston-Salem
Journal of August
12th, because it presents so
fully and truthfully the claims
of Democracy upon the peo
ple of North Carolina, with
out stooping to disgusting
abuse of other parties:
"Two weeks from today the
clarion call to duty will be sound
ed and the marching orders will
be given to the invincible hosts
of North Carolina's Democracy.
On Saturday, August 26th, Hon.
T. W. Bickett, Democratic can
didate for Governor, will open
the State campaign in Asheboro.
Standing, as we are on the
threshold of what promises to be
the most aggressive and success
ful! campaign ever waged by the
Democratic party in North Car
olina and the Nation, it is well
that we ask, "Watchman, what
of the night?"
4 'To one who is fairly well fa-
miliar witn canditions, tne out
look for Democratic victory was
never more encouraging than
now. In the first place, the peo
ple of North Carolina have never
experienced greater general pros-
wnami 4-lio 4-V sa try imf AWlAlTinrv f A
'This is primarily an agricul
tural State. The farmer runs
things on election day. And the
farmer of North , Carolina was
, never better satisfied with gen
eral conditions than he is today.
The products of his farm are
bringing better prices than he
has received in years. On yester
day tha New York market re
port, referring to the price of
cotton, said: "There is every rea
son why any man who could
obtain only thirty five dollars a
bale two years ago should sell
all he has now at seventy dollars
a bale. It seems like a dream. '
Reports received yesterday from
the principal cotton market of
this State, declared that this year
would prove one of the best years
ever experienced. A lew days
ago The Journal called attention
to the prospects for unusually
high prices on tha leaf tobacco
market next fall. Already re
porta show that tobacco is selling
lor one hundred per cent more
in South Carolina than it sold for
last year. Corn is selling for j
dollar per bushel on the Winston
Salem market, and wheat has
just jumped to one dollar and
, thirty cents. The prices of hogs
and cattle will be higher next
fall than they have been in years.
In fact, so prosperous are the
times that the North Carolina
farmer is in position today to
find a ready and profitable mar
ket for everything he can pro
"Therefore, the farmer is go
ing to think long before ne yields
to the entreaties of those who
are demanding a change. He
wants no cnange.
"In the second place, the Re
publican party has no issue,
either State or National. True,
the G. O. P. spell-binders tell us
that present prosperity is tem
porary and that we are "living
in a fool's "paradise" as a result
of the traffic in war munitions.
By this they hope to fool the
people. They know that their
statement wont bear the white
light of truth- They know that
statistics of the Bureau of Com
Rhm7 that duriner the first
twenty months of the war. down
to March 31st last, "munitions
exports were only a fraction over
ons-eighth of the agricultural
exports, less than one-eighth o f
th total exports of manufac
tures and just six per cent, of
the $5,514,000 which constituted
the twenty months' total.'
"Messrs. Linney, Butler, Rey
nolds and the rest have attemp
ted to raise the issue of extra?-
fance. But their efforts have
een weak and pitiful and their
arguments ara so groundless that
they have failed to interest,
much less convince, the thinking
people of the State. While the
State is spending more money
today than formerly, it takes
more. And the people are get
ting value received for every
dollar of the, public funtfs, ex
pended. Ai he ihmortal Ay cock
proclaimed to jUie world many
years aao. eometimea reasonable
progress and whojesonie advance
ment may demfu thtt the Dem
ocratic party tiv North Caro
lina an expensive administration.
but an extravagant administra
tion never l
'Early last spring the Republi
can leaders began a crusade a
gainst the public school system
and with reckless abandon hurl
ed charges of wakefulness at the
head of the State Superintendent
of Public. Instruction. Where
upon, Dr. Joyner crave to the
North Carolina press an itemized
statement, showing where and
when and how every dollar of
the public school fund had been
spent He showed how that
new schoolhouses have been
built, longer school terms provid
ed, better teachers employed at
higher salaries, - rural libraries
installed-and public high achools
established in every county in
North Cayolina. In other wordi,
the State .Superintendent of
Public Instruction' turned on the
light, full and fair, so that he
that had eyes might see. And
since that memorable statement
was given to the public no
thoughtful citizen of North Caro
lina has any attention to charges
of wastefulness in the expendi
ture of the public jBchocl funds.
"At present the Republican
leaders . are attempting to make
high taxes" the; issue and in
some quarters are scathingly de
nouncing theJStaie Tax Commis
sion for its laudable effort to
equalize taxation by railing the
assessment of, taxable property
in certain rich counties. But no
sooner is this issue raised than
the Republican leaden are con
fronted with the cold f set that
the per capita tax in North Car
olina is less than, in any other
State in the Union. And their
daily organ, even, refuses to
follow them in their denuncia
tion of the Tax Commission.
"Finally, tle people of North
Carolina are a people who have
not yet lost the faculty of mem
ory. They remember the Butler
of other days. If they would
forget they cannot They re
member the campaign of 1896,
when Builerismand Republican
ism were married the first time.
Nor have they, forgotten the
dark jears that followed in the
wake of that unholy wedlock:
And to bng as good citizens
control the elections of thiil
Commonwealth the black and
baneful history ithat was wr&
ten in that unhtppy period of
our people's life .shall not be re
peated in NortbCaralina.' -
"The champion c-f justice, the
deiender or conetructiye pro
ress and the friend of -permanent
prosperity f inaiocoz ignorance,
the opponent of special privilege
and the enemy of industrial
stagnation thus joca the North
Carolina Democracy : eater the
campaign of 1916. Backed by a
record ox fifteen years of glen
ous achievement, it ..faces . the
future with supreme confidence
and unfaltering faitp in the in
telligence and sends of gratitude
of the people of this great
bothered with liver
It Tl iyq jr lkl. ,
writes Joe Dingham. Webster
City, Iowa. "I have pains in' my
side and back and an awful Sore
ness in my stomach. I heard of
Chamberlain's Tablets and tried
them. By the time I had used
half a bottle of them I was feel
ing fine and had no signs of pain" I
-kX A . 1 - 1
UDiainaoie .every wnere,
for information leading to the
arrest and conviction of th ner-
&ou who placed nails for tfc&jde-
ftruction of -autcmabilr tires, in
my right-of-way leading to the
sound. P. C IUe. - -
FoaSAtE-8 H. P. gteara en
gine and champion peanut pick
er. Both in good running order.
Will sell at reasonable price. O.
If. Chesson Plymouth, N. C. 4t
If you.yalue;the penny it will
pay you to .investigate the prices
for spot cash at the Family store.
Fvtrr article we sell we guaran
tee to be of the best quality.
New corned herrings 12c. doz.
Cheaper in large amounts. Store
at J. W. Beaaley's Home. J. W.
Beasley, Agent 2t
"I have used Chamberlain's
Tablets and must say they are
thebeftl have ever used for
constipation and indigestion.
My wife also used them for -in-digestion
and they did her good; "
writes Eugene S. Kmyht, Wil
mington, N. C. Chamberlain's
TablcU are mild and gentle in
their ckn. Give them a trial.
You are oertain to be pleased
with the agreeable laxative ef
fect which they produce. Ob
' Rea's Beach.'
I have fitted ud mv beach for
the pleasure of the public.
Have bath rooms over, the water,
tables and seats in the grove
and will charge five cents ad
mission for all over twelve vears
old. This will entitle them to
grounds, tables and Beats and
shelter in case of rain. Privilege
of bath-rooms 10 cents for each
Special arrangements can be
made for Sunday Schools and
other pic-nics. Those ; carrying
passengers for hire attmitted - to
grounds free. t
Ice and soft drinks sold at
reasonable prices. .
(adv.) . P.L. .Rev
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We have recently remodeled the Utility
Motor works, and are now carrying a com
plete line of repair parts for all popular cars
Also a complete and up-to-date assortment of
Auto Accessories, Tires, Tubes, Oils, Greases
THIS IS THE OEST EQUIPPED GARAGE IN EASTERN N. C. AND ALL WORK IS
UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF MR. R. W. STUBBS, A MASTER MEC
HANIC ALL MORK IS GUARANTEED TO BE RIGHT. OR WE MAKE NO CHARGE.
WIeii io, needi of Expert Automobile
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mj For Oalo.
For purpose of diriaion, I trill
offer at public sale,! on tht
premises, on rriaay, Sept. zz.
1916, at 12:00 oclock U. that
property on 3rd troet in the
to wny of Plymouth, known aa
the f Joseph Tucker : property.
conafstin? of two houses . and
lots,, the lots each fronting about
50 feet on said strft, 'running
back 200 feet. This property is
centrally located and in a most
W. A. Bowen. Adnir.
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residential t section of
ZEB VAXCS HOXISiAX
Attorney & Counsdkr at latr.
HOT ONLV DO THE MAKERS STAND GEHIND EV
Kiy PAIR OF SHOES AND HOSE WE SELL GUT WC
STAND GEHIND THEM TOO AND MAKE GOOD ON
EUERV PAIR Wg SELL.
LET US SELL YOU: SHOES AND l!OS FOR ALL
THI FAMILY FOR JUST ONE SEASON AND YOU'LL
NEVER ASTER THAT GO ANYWHERE ELSE.
EVERY OKFORDiN OUR STORE WILL Gl OFFER
ED AT WHOLESALE jfnfCE DURING NEKT WEK.
A NEW LINE OF VlRT. SCHAFFNE AND MARM
CLOTHING ON D1SPL0Y. w r J ;
200 LATEST STYLE MEN'S FELT 1. T FOR FfU
HO TWO (Llt: 5TI7STE.Y SAMPLE Lto -32. vAL
UE 51.3C: S2.50 VALUE SUS0: S3. VALUE
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