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Entered aa aecond-class matter Jan.
lth, 1905, i at the poet offlce at Salis
bury, N. Condor the act of Congrew
of March 3rd. 1897.
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ft Salisburst. N. p.. Sept. 6 1905.
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"OUR PEOPLE WHO WORK."
. The city will be given up to the
ceremoniei of "Labor Day" on
This day is made much of by
the people of Salisbury. We wel
come the event with peculiar pleas
ure. It is not to celebrate any tri
umph which working people have
made in any contention with men
who are engaged in other pursuits,
but rather to demonstrate the dig
nity of labor and the peace and
good will which these people feel
toward their neighbors and their
friends. The tendency of such
events is good. They cause the
laborer, to think more of himself
and more of his co-workers.
The encouragement and substan
tial aid which the organizers have
received from others, who will not
inarch in their ranks, is evidence
of the good "feeling which exists
among all classes of our people.
The truth is, all of our people are
laborers, in one way or another.
, The merchant labors with his
clerks, and they have his sympa
thy and most earnest co-operation
in all of their attempts to rise in
the world of business and better
their condition in society. Sun,
All of which indicates tjiat Bro.
Caddell has not gone very deeply
into this matter. The " dignity"
of labor is a myth. The dignity
of a wage-slave, a marketable com
modity (and but for the existence
of the labor unions would be gov
erned by the law of demand and
anjply,like cabbage), cannot rank
very high: the very nature of his
position in society precludes the
idea. Depending upon his la! or
for a living, and depending jipon
others (or the condition of the la
bor market) for the opportunity
live, constitutes him a slave to
the employing class. He has to
sell his labor to live, and as he
cannot separate his labor power
from his personality, for the time
being he sells himself, brains and
brawn, to the employer. If he
loses one job or master, he must
immediately hunt another, steal
or starve. All" of which is very
undignified, to put it mildly.
Yes, we all labor, "in one way
or anothe" not excepting even
the burglar. Some work to pro
duce wealth, and others engage in
a competitive scramble, called'
brain work, over the wealth pro
duced by useful labor or,in other
words, work the worker.
As to the merchant pushing his
clerks up into business, to carry
away alL his trade they can for
themselves as his competitors
well, it's a dream of self-immolation
that would be beautifully
beautiful but for its intense stu
pidity. There is no place in busi
ness for sentiment not as busi
- ness under high pressure is con
Despite these unpalatable truths
(and when has truth been palata
ble since the fall of man?), we be
lieve, with BroCaddell, that these
labor demonstrations result in
good, as it causes the participants
to touch elbows.
The New York papers were dumb
as oysters about the Wanamaker?
Washington episode. Wanama
ker's big store is a great advertis
er. Nashville American,
And some of these selfsame New
York papers howl themselves
hoarse about an "independent
press." It's the old story of cry
ing "stop thief 1 ' 'Salisbury Post .
Yes,-yes; but we must give the
editors of New York's leading dai
lies credit for acknwleding some
years ago that they were " intel
lectual prostitutes," and that, as
hirelings, they diet not dare express
. their honest sentiments.
A SUGGESTIVE UTTJERXNCE,
iflB reuutboio, iu tuvms a sv-
nopsis of Gov. Glenn's Labor, Day
speech, overlooked one of he most J
Blguiucaub aa. won no iuvi jrauiuax
utterances made in the course of
his remarks, namely, that he de
sired to see the gatling' gun taken
out of the hands of the capitalists.
Now, we will not say 'that this
omission was intentional ; but our
headers and the public generally
will agree with us when we say it
is somewhat peculiar that the re
porters for both of our dailies
should overlook such an utterance.
There is a world of meaning in it,
and it would take columns to ex
plain it. We know that Rockefel
ler, Vanderbilt, & Co. do not han
dle these guns literally, and we'al
so know that the gun belongs to
the government, and is handled by
her soldiers. Force is the rock
bottom foundation of all govern
ments. The Governor, then, must
have meant that he wished to see
the government taken out of the
hands of the wealthy class. It is
equivalent to saying that our gov
ernment is an oligarchy, and he
desired to see bur wealthy rulers
dethroned and the government re
turned to the people. To which
we say. amen I
ling alliances with Ellis Island or
New York padnnes; no trade un
ion leaders Bince time began ever
sent word toa saloonkeeping em
ployment agency to ship us four
hundred men to join our local to
day.' But employers get this
shipment installed in an industry
and when it becomes essential to
organize this industry all those
fellows you had shipped in cattle
cars, must, in the nature of things
be taken into the union, because
you have got them into the indus
try. The union has no choice in
the matter, it simply must. Now,
if your employes, your industry,
is to be unionized, and the char
acter of that union's membership
is ultimately dictated by you as
employers, ought younot to have
a 'ittle thought for the future in
this matter of employment? You
are building Frankenstein your
selves, gentlemen. You are con
at.ructine it bone and blood and
w v I t
flesh and tissue. The union gives
it lift, and that the American
workingman must do to prevent it
from killing him." Mr. Stewart
has been, investigating labor prob
lems saveveral years, and knows
what to speaks. Typographical
HEW IHDICTUEHT FOUHD
The Salisbury Sun says of the
Virginia Drimarv sauabble : "It's
W J. af JL,
a fine thing to tear up the Demo
cratic party with." A party that
is so corrupt that it cannot con
duct an honest election in its own
ranks doesn't deserve to live, and
the demise of such a sham Demo
cratic party does not mean the
death of democratic principles as
parties may come and go, but the
principles are imperishable. The
death of such a corrupt party can
but liberate the true spirit from a
rotten casement and enable its
true votaries to elevate and carry
it forward to accomplish that
whereunto it was sent.
The Wilmington Star, to prove
its value as an advertising medi
um, shows that a want ad. in it for
a bookkeeper was responded o by
25 applicants. But it also proves
something else, namely, that there
were 25 people after a one-man (or
woman) job ;,v which augurs a very
deplorable state of affairs in this
line of labor in prosperous Wil
mington in this " era of unexam
Try The Watchman, $1 a year.
At a banquet of employers given
in Chicago, recently, Ethel bert
Stewart is credited with "handing
out' ' the following to the guests :
"The rable' will learn how to use
or abuse power as he sees it used
or abused. The teamsters' union
are the same teamsters who have
be(n in the business here .for
years abused, mistreated, un
derpaid, overworked, treated like
dogs by their employers, the po
lice, the' street car companies, and
the public. They wie not a
high-handed lot of brigands,'
else why did the respectable gen
tlemen employ them? The unions
unionize the men they find in the
industry or the occupation.
Mitchell unionizes the men he
finds in the miaes ; the coal oper
ators, not Mitchell, dictate the
membership of the miners' union
and fix its character by the charr
acter of the men they hire. The
waiters in Chicago were represent
ed as 'the very settlin's of hell'
when they became unionized ;
they were the same waiters the
restaurants and hotels had been
employing for years. Jere Sulli
van never selected one of them.
But you say that they are al
right till they get the power as
they see it used; abuse it as they
see it abused. If you, who claim
to be wise, learned and respect
able, want to see power used wisel
lybythe 'rabble,' set one just
one but, sor God's sake, set one
example. Bessdes, since it is you
the employers, who dictate the
membership of trade unions by
your selection of employes, had
you not better give a thought to
that when you employ? The un
ions have no connection with
steamship companies) ito entang-
The Heptasops Grow and Will Have a New
At a special meeting of the Hep-
tasophs last Wednesday night it
was decided to lease . a large hall
in the Wachovia building for the
regular meeting of the conclave.
Dr. J. G. liusby, W. H.t BntL
and G. W. Connell were appointed
a committee to prepare an esti
mate of the cost of properly fitting
up tbe hall, and to submit same
at the meeting next Thursday
General Organizer Sloan was
present, and suggested a plan by
which the hall can be handsomely
fitted up at a cost of several hun
dred dollars without bearing heav
ily on the members.
It is desired that every member
be present and aid in the work
Thursday night, as matters of spe
cial importance will be discussed
and the meeting will be strictly of
a business character.
Miss Edith, daughter of Rev. L.
M. Kerschner, is the winner of the
second prize in a misspell ed-word
contest, sent out by Draughon's
Business College, of Ralfeigh. The
contest was open to the State and
the prize a tuition scholarship.
Miss Kerscboer will use the scholarship.
Carmthers Brothers Found
of Secret Assault.
Saturday afternoon's session of
court was taken up in the trial of
the Carruthers brothers for secrei
assault upon Walter Crump Tho
boys were not represented by
counsel but conducted their own
case. Solicitor Hammer and L.
H. Clement E-q., appeared for the
Ia brief, the evidence was to the
effect that Will and Charles Car
rnthflra wfirfi sApn shortly before
tbe. murderous assault talking to
gether. Will went to Mr. Crump
and demanded his "time" (pay.)
Mr- Crump told him that he had
no authority to give it and Car
ruthers said "g-d-J-n you, Til
see if you don't " and Mr. Crump
struck at him. Witness L)Ugh
man said he saw Will Carrutcers
with the handle of his knife con
uftlpfl hut. nart, of the knife ex
posed. Then he saw Will cut Mr.
Crump in the face. Mr. Lough
man ran and caught Will's arm
when Charley Carruthers came up
and struck Mr. Crump with a
slubber bobbing. Loughman then
carried Charles out and held him.
Witness did noi see all of the cut
testified that he arrested Charles,
who upon meeting his brother
Jim, said "this is good blood what
we've been wanting sometime."
Jim Carruthers was not in the
fight but witness said he used
language tending to ehow that he
knew of the trouble.
For themselves, the boys pleaded
self-defense. Will said he fought
until he could break loose and then
ran Charles testified that he was
the victim of three assailants and
was badly hurfc.
Tue jary found them guilty at 8
Thi morniDg R T. Bennett,
E-q , of Charlotte, came up to
reprepent the boys in another in-dic'mf-nt
for conspiracy. He
prayed the tUspeceion of the
court' sentence and asked for a
continuance cf the case until he
could confer with defendants and
witnesses. Judge L)ng contin
ued the case until 2:30 this after-
Our purchaseingpbwer buying as we
do in large quantities from Manufacturers
for CASH lets. us in on the Sr.ound
floor as to prices. Then our established
rule,quiek sales at short profits for CASH
enables us to quote the prices we do, and
often selling good Merchandise at retail for
less than some merchants pay for it.
5c Apron Gingham 2Hc.
Bis lot of good Apron Gingham, all
colors, for ,
Our 5c Counter.
We have just thrown some exceptional borgains on this count-
er. Dress Uingnam worm ana iuc, reai piuny iuu ui uawu,
Cotton Voiles, .White Lawn, etc., worth 7 to 10c, triC
all going for
40 in. White Lawn for 10c
t Nice Sheer quality White Lawn, 40 inches
Ladies' 10c Vest for 5c
55 Doz. Ladies' full bleached vest with tape
neck etc., full size & a nice 10c vest, our price only
Salisburys' Fastest Growing
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IB. HEILIG'S ESTATE.
Opening of the Public Schools.
The Salisbury public snools for
white pupils begin today. It is
the intention of the teachers to
enroll and classify the pupils du
ring the first two weeks of the ses
sion, after which no new classes
will be formed. For this reason
the patrons are urged to send the
pupils in at the beginning of the
The colored school opened Mon
day, and parents are requested to
send their children promptly and
to keep them there regularly du
ring the session.
His Surviving Brothers Will Qualify
Messrs John G. and J. D. Heilig
will tomorrow qaalify as adminis
trators upon the estate of their
brother, the late A. S. Heilig.
Mr. Heili.gr carried insurance to
the amount of 120,500 and it is
estimated that the entire estate is
worth from $50,000 to $60,000.
After the Distillers and Storekeepers Again.
Assistant-District Attorney Price
stated, with reference to the special
term of the Federal court to be
held in Greensboro this week to
investigate the charges of collu
sion between distillers and reve
nue agents, that there would be
about 20 witnesses summoned to
appear from Rowan.
J. H. HORAH,
Office Over Saving Bank,
Salisbury, N. C.
Practice in all the Courts.
THE SIMPLE LIFE.
President Roosevelt says : " I com
mend this book to the nation."
Beyond question, the most talked-of
book today, whether in the pulpit or
out of it, is "The Simple Life," by Rev.
Charles Wagner. It has caught the
nation like wild-fire, and is constantly
alluded to everywhere, backed by the
endorsement of public men, literary
critics and the press. President Roose
velt preaches it to his countrymen.
The well-known publishers of popular
nrin.ed hooks. Hnrst : Cn.. 395-399
X 7 - " 7
Broadway. New York, have just issued
p tasty edition, which they will mail to
ATivone sendinsr 35o. This firm will al
so forward a complete catalogue of
books upon request.
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are specially grown for seed pur
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to ordinary potatoes. We carry the
largest stock in the South, and
can supply large buyers to the
very best advantage, both as re
gards quality and price.
Wood's Twenty-fifty Anni
versary Seed Book, which is
mailed free on request, tells all
about the best new and standard
varieties of Potatoes, as well as
about all Garden and Farm
Seeds. Write for Seed Book and
special price list of farm seeds.
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