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THE RALEIGH ENTERPRISE.
Thursday, May 18, 1905.
THE RALEIGH ENTERPRISE.
An Independent Newspaper Pub
lished Every Thursday
. ': BV
J. L. RAMSEY, Editor and Prop.,
Raleigh, N. 0.
Office of publication, Law Build
ing, 331 Fayetteville Street.
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week, paper will stop.
Wntered a eo"nd.cift8 matter May 12
1904, at tbp postoffle a Rule eh. c., under
the Act of Congress of March 8. 1879.
On behalf of our numerous con
stituency, we respectfully ask Ad
miral Togo to get busy.
William J. Bryan is so well pleased
with President Roosevelt that he no
doubt regrets that he aspired to be a
candidate against him when Judge
Parker headed the funeral procession.
Durham will not be outdone by
Charlotte. A doctor has been yanked
up in the latter town for giving
whiskey prescriptions when water
would have saved the patient's life
just as well.
Wonder how many people were
taken in by that $600,000 strawberry
loss at Chadbourn ? "Red Buck," of
the Charlotte Observer, can eat
$600,000 worth of strawberries any
day before they could spoil.
As the President has announced
his intention to visit Raleigh and
Charlotte both this fall, we can state
now that whatever friendly feeling
that may have existed between the
two cities heretofore will continue in
At Gastonia a number of families
are quitting the cotton mills because
they object to night work. It is none
of our business, but we doubt the
wisdom of mills running at night,
and do not believe that it will prove
profitable in the end.
Some crank calculates that if a
railroad existed from earth to one
of the fixed stars, and the fare only
one cent per hundred miles, it would
cost $2,750,000,000 for a ticket and
would require 48,063,000 years to
make the trip, if the train made 60
miles per hour without stops. We
advise our friends to wait for the
Those alleged bank and post-office
robbers and pistol toters at Wades
boro may get out of it. But it will
cost them a lot of money. The law
yers can't decide whether they are
guilty of robbery, larceny, bigamy,
carrying concealed weapons, forcible
trespass, blockading or playing craps,
and it will cost a nice little sum in
fees to settle the question.
"WHERE ARE MY BRAVES ?"
If the report that a blockade dis
tillery was operated for months with
in three and a half miles of -Wilkes--boro
is true, Editor Deal and the
county officials there should be im
peached or something of that sort.
To make bad matters worse, it is
said that the distillery was a steam
one and that the engine whistle was
blown morning, noon and night as
if it were a saw-mill or cotton-gin in
operation there. And yet the Watts
law, the Ward law and the numerous
other laws are being violated every
day in the year in every county in
the State. From all reports Wilkes
County is nothing but a stewing,
boiling mass of blockade distilleries,
so they say. Now and then the reve
nue officers break up a distillery. But
the county officers, who are charged
with enforcing the State laws, are
It is true that the sheriff of Iredell
County and the chief -of -police at
Statesville made a "raid" or "parade"
out into the country adjacent to
Statesville some time ago. But they
didn't set the woods afire. A little
later they went on another "parade"
and approached what is known as the
Rocky Creek section of Iredell Coun
ty, a locality that probably cares no
more for internal revenue laws,Watts
laws and Ward laws than a cow cares
for a fashion magazine. But, un
fortunately, the sheriff had an attack
of the colic or some other dangerous
ailment just before they got to Rocky
Creek, and the blockaders winked the
other eye. In the meantime the
blockade harvest is ripe, but the la
borers are few. The blockaders can
go on with their steam distilleries
and blow the whistles long and loud.
They might even advertise their place
of business in the newspapers re
gardless of the County officers, for
the officers will have colic or some
thing equally as good at the proper
time. " .'
The Greensboro Telegram says a
number of gentlemen of that town
are seriously thinking on a plan to
build homes and heat them on a co
operative basis, and it sounds reason
able. One of them is quoted as say
ing: "We propose each one to build a
home. Twenty of us will need but
one architect, who of course will
charge less for so big a contract than
he would for twenty independent
separate ones. In this way there will
be a variety of buildings. The same
economy will apply in giving a single
contractor an order for twenty
houses, he being in turn able to pur
chase his material cheaper in large
ouantities : The same principle will
hold good in the plumber's contract,
it being reasonable to suppose that
in making a bid for a contract on
twenty houses a plumber would fig
ure closer on the chance of getting it
than he would for a single job for
twenty different or .inexperienced in
dividuals. We propose instead of
having furnaces in every basement
and twenty different systems of heat
ing plant to have one central heat
ing plant to furnish heat and hot
water for every home like the big
University settlements now have,
thereby saving an immense expense
and much trouble nd annoyance. In
conection with this central heating
plant will be a laundry to do launder
ing for the community at actual cost.
Another plan is to have a central
stable and carriage house, where
those who desire to keep horses can
do so without the tremendous ex
pense of waste in feed and patience
by having a trifling boy and a nui
sance of a stable in each one's back
lot. The lots will be 75 x 150 feet
and there is a probability of having
every home built out of the cement
or concrete stone building blocks now
being manufactured by Mr. Bain. Its
not a visionary scheme at all but
practical and in keeping with mod
ern methods in the commercial and
If we may be allowed a word, we
will suggest that one large kitchin
and one dining room will also do the
trick, thus dispensing with at least
eighteen cooks. And, to carry the
plan to perfection, one man can
stand guard at night while the other
nineteen attend their lodges or
church meetings, each one taking his
turn for twenty nights. There is no
end to the advantages of the plan.
So far as we can observe there is
nothing doing in Japanese-Russian
war circles, though, of course, it is
probably the calm before the storm.
The Russian fleet continues to vio
late neutrality and puts into any
port handy. In fact, it appears that
the fleet feels "swunk up" now that
it is nearing the Japanese fleet. At
any rate Rojestvensky is an expert
in violating neutrality and bids fair
to wear his warships out in that fav
It was reported yesterday that the
Japanese fleet was taking a position
near Formosa, but that is questiona
ble. Perhaps something will happen
next Sunday or some other Sunday,
provided Rojy can leave off his vio
lations of neutrality long enough to
put to sea.
Mr. John Stonecypher has been
elected Street Commissioner at Char
lotte. He ought to be able to figure
closely on paving and macadamizing.
Observe the Point.
They had just been married; She
was very pretty and lovable, but very
fresh to the household duties, and
the husband was a very patient man.
One night, however, she had a great
surprise for him, so, putting her
arms around his neck and kissing
him, she said:
"Come and look, darling; I have
been stitching up two big slits in
He then kissed her to hide the look
that came over his face, called her a
busy little woman and went out and
She had sewed up his coattail
pockets. London Tit-Bits.
Lost in the Capital.
Senator McLaurin while walking
through the long basement corridor,
encountered a frenzied woman.
"I am lost. I am lost," she cried.
"Please show me the way out of this
The Senator very courteously
pointed the way, after inquiring
where she wished to go.
"It reminds me," said he to his
companion, "of an incident down in
the Mississippi woods. A negro lum
berman became lost in the immense
forest and could not find his way
back to camp. A searching party
finally located him wandering about.
"'Are you lost?' asked one of the
" 'Lost, boss ; no, 'deed, sah,' was
his reply, 'but dat camp am lost" ;
Washington Post. -
CREAM OF THE PRESS.
Greensboro should see to it that
they are compelled to drink it Out of
the bottle. Durham Herald.
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Ex-President Cleveland's idea of
the woman question is that somebody
must stay at home while the men are
fishing. Winston Republican.
What Dowie thinks of the inventor
who is actually making it rain at Los
Angeles probably would not look nice
in print. Philadelphia Inquirer.
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It might be asked if Dr. Washing
tori Gladden's home congregation
isn't beginning to weary a little of
the Rockefeller text. Cleveland
Those unfeeling suggestions that
Chicago change its motto from "I
Will" to "I Dassn't !" are among the
things that hurt the worst. Chicago
From the trouble they are having
over the election of a city attorney
in Raleigh it must be a bigger job
than was generally supposed.- Dur
It might be well for the banking
fraternity to find some means to
spot the other Bigelows that may
happen to be undetected. Cleveland
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Susan B. Anthony dismisses Gro
ver Cleveland's remarks about wo
men's clubs with the single word,
"Fol-de-rol." Nothing remains for
Grover but to go a-fishing. Puck.
;.;.'.';'.,' : :V "
Prof. E. Benjamin Andrews hav
ing decided that Rockefeller's money
is not tainted, what is the use of
continuing the discussion further ?
Mr. Cleveland may be- mistaken in
his diagnosis of the federation of
women's clubs. The new woman has
changed a good deal since he retired
from public life. St. Louis Globe
Democrat. :Y .
Those 10 uninjured bear skins
which the President is bringing from
the West will serve to teach office
holders that it is possible to remove
the carcass without hurting the hide.
Since Mr. Rockefeller has begun
to hand out his wealth in small
packages for the enlightenment of
the benighted we may next hear that
he has offered a hundred thousand to
something or other in Kansas.
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Statistics showing a great increase
in the number of diamonds and au
tomobiles imported during April,
arouse a suspicion that the popu
larity of the simple-life movement
has been somewhat exaggerated.
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While we do not know much about
the naval movements in the China
Sea it is a safe guess that Rojest
vensky and Nebogatoff are hunting
each other much more earnestly than
.either of them is hunting Togo.
: Pittsburg Dispatch.
Vice-President Fairbanks hopes
that the International Railroad Con
gress will indirectly promote the
cause of arbitration. What is want
ed, indeed, is an international block
system to prevent international col
lisions. Omaha World-Herald, ?
He who has not been mentioned
for president of he Equitable Assur
ance Society must conclude himself
either unknown or else too well
known to permit those dor1 T the
mentioning to believe that he will
suit them. Pittsburg Dispatch.