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THE RALEIGH ENTERPRISE.
Thursday, January 5, 1905.
THE RALEIGH ENTERPRISE.
An Independent Newspaper Pub
lished Every Thursday
J. L. RAMSEY, Editor and Prop.,
Raleigh, N. C.
Office of publication, Law Build
ing, 331 Fayetteville Street.
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Remit by registered letter, money
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Entered as pecnd-claRS matter May 12,
1004, at the postofflce at Rale ph. N C., under
the Act of Congress of March 8, 1879.
TR APE 3 tegf COUNOL
During the temporary absence of
Admiral Togo in Tokio General
Stoessel swapped names with him.
Cotton has climbed up a fraction
in the past day or two. There are in
dications that point to a further
St. Louis is opposed to race sui
cide and h bending her energies to
increase the population of the city
to one million.
Some months ago General Stoes
sel said: "Port Arthur will be my
tomb." But he lias decided that some
other graveyard will do just as well.
The Japanese fought hard for
seven months to capture Port Ar
thur. Now they've got it, but we'll
bet they can't pronounce the names
of some of the inner forts.
The "hands'- are with us again.
Very nice looking body of men. If
they do not serve the State well, it
will not be due to lack of ability, if
appearances are not deceptive.
The boll weevil seems to have got
disgusted with the ways of the Texas
people and is heard of no more.
Probably the weevil didn't know how
handy they are with a gun in Texas.
The Enterprise will cudeavor to
publish the proceedings of the Legis
lature, especially important bills, or
bills of general interest, However,
we will not attempt to mention those
relating to local matters in distant
parts of the State, such as "an act to
make Bushy Creek run up hill," or
laws requiring fish to wear bathing
suits in Chucatuck River.
.Some' people said that the fire dis
trict in Baltimore would not be built
up in years the limit being various
ly estimated at from two to twenty
years. Not quite one year has
elapsed and they are getting ready
to hold a sort of "Built-up" celebra
tion in the next few weeks. Of
course the burned district has not all
been rebuilt. But they are going to
have the celebration while there yet
remains a vacant lot or two.
THE ADVANTAGE OF ORGANIZA
TION. If the farmers were organized the
cotton situation could be handled
more effectively, and, no matter who
is at fault, the, remedy, or remedies,
could be found and applied more skil
fully. No organization for business, so
cial or other purposes, has reached
anything like perfection. But many
professions, trades and business con
cerns are so well organized that they
can accomplish almost, anything in
reason, and the more vital the under
taking, the better it is handled. The
fa ct that other people a re organized
makes it all the more important that
the farmers act as a unit in some
things at least.
A few years ago a large per cent
of our agricultural population was
organized. Prices of farm products
were low, trusts were being organ
ized and the farmers were striking
this way and that for relief, for plans
to better their condition. Somebody
suggested that the financial affairs of
the country were out of whack, and
no doubt they were. In an attempt
to get a remedy many of the organ
ized farmers went into a new party.
This caused a division and the poli
ticians did not fail to take advantage
of it to widen the breach and scatter,
the forces. A new regime of poli
ticians appeared on the scene. Some
of them were honest, some were not
without ability. The education and
agi ta ti on of tha t period possibly did
good. But some of the leaders of the
movement wrecked the craft and
about that time prosperity struck the
country. No one knows where it
came from nor what it consisted of.
But it came. It is disappearing to
some extent, or appears to be going.
The time may come when a new
party seems necessary. But it has
been proven that it is not best for or
ganizations to prominently identify
themselves with parties, new or old;
that is, the membership of the organi
zation. No matter how honest the
membership--' of a new party may be,
it has been demonstrated that the
leadership of a new party will soon
deteriorate to a condition that is no
better than the leadership of the old
Of course farmers should be rea
sonably active in politics. But there
'is" no' hope in a farmers' party, judg
ing from the past.
When the farmers organize again
it shoidd be for business, social and
educational purposes, and party lines
should not be again permitted to bar
the progress of the organization.
There will be plenty of other pitfalls
to he avoided. The organization
should be for mutual protection, for
self-preservation, and not for the pur
pose of fighting peonle in other lines
of business or opposing other organi
zations, if it can be avoided.
CAPTURE OF PORT ARTHUR.
The most important event of the
week was the capitulation of the gar
rison at Port Arthur. This has been
reported before, but there is no mis
take about it now.
This fortress has been captured
twice by the Japanese. In 1894 that
country engaged in war with China.
Port Arthu r was strongly fortified
then, but the Chinese were not ex
perts in that line. The forts were
not perfect and they were not adepts
in the art of war. The Japanese at
tacked the i place boili by land and
water, and in a few hours their flag
was floating in the city.
The war war of short duration,
notwithstanding Ch ina had probably
ten times the population of Japan, a
pretty good navy and an indifferent
army. The Japanese navy soon de
stroyed the Chinese fleet and whip
ped her army.
Japan intended to take a good
slice off China, including Port Ar
thur. .But; a combination of Powers,
including Russia, England, France
and Germany, interf erred and dic
tated the territorial' indemnity, and
at the same time seized a Chinese
Port for commercial purposes, Rus
sia get! in i Port Arthur. Of course
Japan could not resist that combina
tion. ilav.'i.g nothing i ut ice-bouwJ sea
ports, -"Russia orized Port Arthur
highly, the climate there being milder
than in any part of Russia. Later
Russia arranged to build the Siberian
mil road through Southern Russia
and over Chinese territory to Port
Arthur, starting at St. Petersburg.
The distance is about 5,000 miles.
Diplomats saw that Russia had start
ed with a view to dominating the
Chinese Empire, slowly, but surely.
In 1000 the Boxer disturbance in
China gave Russia an opportunity.
While the other Powers only threw
troops into China in the vicinity of
Pekin to rescue the ministers and
compel China to restore and main
tain order. Russia began to pour
troops into Manchuria, claiming that
disorder existed and she must pro
tect her property, the Siberian rail
road. After the suppression of the
Boxer trouble, all the Powers with
drew from China. But Russia, after
having signed an agreement to do
so, and making repeated promises,
continued to rush troops into Man
churia, threatening Japan and the
territory under her control. Failing
to get satisfactory evidence of any
good intentions on the "art of Rus
sia, and believing that if Russia once
secured a good foothold in China
that she would next threaten the very
existence of Japan, that government
annexed Corea and issued an ultima
tum to Russia about one year ago.
Russia continued to try to smooth
the ruffled feelings of Japan with
one hand and push soldiers into Man
churia with the other. Japan was
quick, emphatic, but cautious. Rus
sia still believed that Japan would
hesitate to go to war with her. But,
like an enraged tiger, Japan leaped
upon her big antagonist. She first
seriously crippled the Port Arthur
fleet and the Vladivostock fleet.
Since that time she has destroyed
both fleets, with the exception of a
few ships that made their way to
neutral ports and disarmed. Her
army on land has defeated arid driven
the Russian army back several times.
Now that Port Arthur has been cap
tured again, it is not thought that
Japan will give it up without a strug
gle. If the. Baltic fleet is located,
Japan will crush it, and then the
fight will 80 on between the great
armies facing each other near Muk
den when the winter breaks. Japan
can get reinforcements as quickly as
Russia, though her population is less
than half that of her foe, for the
Siberian railroad has been taxed to
the limit all the while. It is not at
all improbable that the brave little
island kingdom , will finally defeat
WITH THE QUILL DRIVERS.
The Henderson Goldleaf is twenty
four years old the paper not the
editor. It is a clean, readable pa
per and gives the news in a manner
satisfactory to its constituents.
The Durham Morning Herald has
recently put in a splendid press, and
the paper presents a much better ap
pearance. But Colonel King's
bright paragraphs made it shine
somewhat before the press arrived.
Colonel Clark, the veteran editor
of the Statesville Landmark, evi
dently knows that we are opposed to
dueling, hence he is inclined to get
Col. J. C. Caddell. editor of our
'.neighbor, the Raleigh Times, has re
covered from the smallpox and has
resumed work on the paper. It is a
pleasure to know that he has entirely
Mrs. Chadwick will put up the plea
of insanity. The fellows who loaned
the money can do the same.
Cream of the Press.
From the amount involved, it looks
like there oueht to be more lawyers
in the Chadwick ease than have yet
appeared. Atlanta Journal.
The legislators are assembling in
Raleigh but. they will find that the
man with an axe to grind is there
ahead of them. Durham Herald.
A man was mobbed in Ittah recent
ly for k i ssi ng a gi rl. It is probably
against the rules in Utah to kiss less
than six at a time. Augusta Chronicle;
The man who buys a nickel's
worth of piety on Sunday is some
times surprised to see the stock run
low and the week still yourig. Louis-
The ginners are determined that
the Wall street gamblers shall not
have the first pass at information
concerning the cotton crop Dallas
Mr. Bryan probably wonders why
the routed Democracy of the nation
does not apply to him for comfort
and a sunly of adhesive plaster.
The White House Christmas tur
key seems to have performed its
stunt without attracting attention of
the argus-eyed correspondent.
When a woman. can't find anything
else to worry about she can do it
about whether the baby is going to
wear sideburn whiskers when he
grows up. New York Press.
The "third battle of Manassas"
seems to have disgusted Congress
with the sham battle business and in
this respect the army appropriation
will be cut. Atlanta Constitution.
This is a great country in which
everybo'1 - is very busy regulating
somebody else. In time legislation
may be prescribed as a remedy for
bad grammar. Dallas (Tex.) News.
"Colorado is making giant strides
in agricultural development," says
the Denver News. Yes, she is even
trying to make two Governor's grow
where one grew before. Washington
There is an intimation that Mrs.
Chadwick is insane, or at least that
such a defence may be set up when
her cases come to trial. If she
proves to be unbalanced, it would be
interesting to know just what is
wrong with the business men who
loaned her over a million dollars
without security other than worthless
bundles of naper. Charlotte Ob
server. ;- .