THE RALEIGH ENTERPRISE.
Thursday, Ma-. 25, 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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Entered an " eo-nd-clas matter May 12
1904, at tbe postoffloe at Rale rd. N.c., under
the Act of Congress of March 3, 1879.
The Baltimore Sun is 68 years old
and bids fair to pass the chloroform
limit several times in the future.
A Pennsylvania man has been pros
pecting for oil 30 years and has
struck a gusher at last. Some other
people have not yet struck oil.
The Industrial Edition of the Char
lotte Chronicle was nuite-creditable,
some of the articles being of more
than ordinary interest.
"It is better to be born tough than
lucky or rich," said a prominent phy
sician recently, and, the doctor was
right. Good health is more valuable
than diamonds and rubies.
By the way, what became of that
dispensary investigation which was
inaugurated in South Carolina some
time ago? We presume that Tillman
finally decided that he (the King)
could do no wrong.
The Southern Tin Company has
been incorporated with a capital of
$1,000,000. The object is to develop
and operate the tin mine discovered
near Kings Mountain, on the line be
tween North and South Carolina,
which is the only tin ore kown to
exist in America.
Henry Clowes, of New York, has
compiled a list of American citizens
who are each worth from fifteen to
two hundred and fifty millions. We
fail to recognize the name of a sin
gle newspaper man among them.
Some people never lose an oppor
tunity to ignore the fraternity.
In Chatham County two young
white men fell out over a knife and
one of them was badly cut in the
fight that followed. In Anson Coun
ty a white man and a negro became
involved in a fight over five cents and
the white man was severely injured.
Fools, like the poor, are always with
At Mt. Airy a blind tiger man had
a contract to deliver a bottle of whis
key to a citizen. He carried it in a
bunch of onions and mistook a well
known minister for the man who had
ordered the whiskey, hence gave the
whole business away. The next legis
lature must prohibit the growing of
COTTON GOES UP.
Cotton is now selling for $8.25
per hundred. The lowest point
reached last winter was $6.75, hence
it has advanced $1.50 per hundred,
which equals $7.50 per bale. If some
thing like four million bales are still
unsold the advance to date will put
about $30,000,000 into the pockets of
the cotton planters who have not
sold, which would have gone to spec
ulators or others. We feel sure that
those who sold their cotton at a
much lower price when they could
have held it, because they thought
the movement was "going to be a
failure," would now like to rattle the
extra amount of money in their
pockets. If they were in the cotton
association and had agreed to hold,
we are not sorry for them.
During several critical periods in
the past the editor of the Enterprise
has taken the side of the farmers and
has advised them to take united ac
tion and get something like what is
due them. We did this, not because
we know so much, but for the reason
that we know a few things, and have
not gone back on the tillers of the
soil, having been one of them early
in life. Last winter when it appear
ed that financial ruin stared many
farmers in the face and threatened
to crush many business men at the
same time, we saw but one way to
avert disaster and that the remedy
was in the hands of the cotton farm
ers. We took a modest part in put
ting the machinery in operation and
in encouraging the weak-kneed, both
publicly and privately. . The situa
tion was full of responsibility. Fail
ure meant a great deal. We are glad
that the right advice was given and
partial success has been secured.
Hold your cotton, market slowly
when the price will justify, raise
your own supplies and feedstuffs,
reduce cotton acreage a little more
next year, and the South will be in
better shape a year hence than it has
ever been, and every line of trade
will feel the effect of safe and sane
farming. But for the united action
taken last winter we undoubtedly j
would have witnessed complete stag
nation during the next twelve
months. To-day the prospects ap
pear bright. ' Defeat has been turn
ed into victory we think. But the
united action must be continued.
,: ADVERTISING PAYS.
No advertiser can afford to with
draw his advertising from some pa
pers. It is said that a certain New
York firm who have had an office in
this citv for years for the accommo
dation of people who wish to specu
late in stocks, bonds and futures, and
had carried advertising in the two
morning dailies in this city, decided
to withdraw their advertising from
one of the dailies some months ago.
The . advertising manager visited the
office of the company at once, it is
said, and tried to continue the con
tract, but failed.
The next morning the said morn
ing daily contained a red-hot edi
torial against the kind of business
carried on by said firm, though it had
never, never said a word against such
business during all the years that the
advertising appeared in its columns.
But it didn't stop there. The Leg
islature in some way found out that
speculation in futures was very wick
ed, especially if the firms in that busi
ness didn't advertise in both morning
dailies, and a law was passed and
the law smote the firm that didn't
advertise in both papers upon the
neck, and, finally, put said firm out
of business in this State. We are not
going to name the paper that is al
leged to have lost the advertising, but
those who are good at solving prob
lems in advertising and finance may
be able to guess.
The moral is: Do not attempt to
run a shebang in Raleigh unless you
expect to advertise in both morning
aers, or one of them, the aforesaid,
but not named, may conclude that the
business is only legitimate so long as
you continue to use its advertising
At the meeting of the State Bank
ers' Association held at Winston a
few days ago, Col. Julian S. Carr,
of Durham, delivered an address, in
which he said:
"The industries of Carolina have
carried the name 'Carolina' to the
uttermost parts of the earth. Show
me a land on God's footstool where
the manufactured products of the
community in which I live, for in
stance (if you will pardon the allu
sion), is unknown, and I will show
you a land where Isaac Walton would
not live; a land that Disraeli would
call 'a brainless land.'"
The statement is not overdrawn.
There is no civilized country of con
sequence which is not familiar with
the products of our cotton factories,
tobacco factories, hosiery, woollen or
other mills and our furniture facto
ries. In a short time we will be
sending matches to remote corners
of the world. Then the cook and
family will dress in the products of
our varn and cloth factories and light
the fire every morning with a match
made in North Carolina, eat break
fast from dishes made of the kaolin
taken from our mines, sit on chairs,
made in our furniture factories,
smoke or chew our tobacco products
during the day, sleep on beds and
mattresses made in this State, and,
at last, when they die, they will prob
ably be buried in a casket sent out
from our coffin factories.
But, as yet, only a start has been
made. All established branches of
manufacture are growing steadily,
but there are dozens of staple articles
which can, and will, be manufactured
in this State. Our Yankee friends
ought to come down and see North
Carolina Yankees do things.
NO riOR E STOCK QUOTATIONS .
On Tuesday the Supreme Court
handed down an opinion in the case
of the State vs. McGinnis, brought
after the adjournment of the last
Legislature to test the constitutional
ity of a law passed by that body
known as the anti-bucket shop law,
which forbids dealing in futures and
posting the tj rices of stocks or com
modities. . v.
E. C. McGinnis, manager here for
Ware & Leland, of New York, was
arrested early after the adjournment
of the Legislature. The Superior
Court held that he was guilty , of
violating the law, and he was given a
nominal fine, and then appealed to
the Supreme Court, and, as stated,
that court confirmed the finding of
the lower court, declaring" the act
The office of Ware & Leland was
closed at once here and at Durham.
All similar offices in the State must
close, and there will be no more stock
transactions in the State unless they
are of the blind tiarer variety.
It is believed that the Japanese
army is about readv to strike the
Russians a powerful blow, and it may
take place before the naval fight is
A few skirmishes have occurred,
but they were of small consequence.
By next week there may be news
THE RALEIGH & SOUTH PORT.
By consolidation the name of the
Raleigh A' Cape Fear Railroad Com
pany has been changed to "The Ra
leigh 6c Southport." The road will
be extended to Southport rapidly,
and, it is said, that Southport, which
has one of the best harbors on the
coast, will be made a great seaport
and coaling station. This will place
Raleigh near water transportation at
Fayetteville and Southport, and a
good section of the State will get
needed railroad facilities.
It is said that the Japanese will
succeed in floating at least six of the
best Russian warships sunk at Port
Arthur, Heretofore it has been con
sidered next to impossible to recover
and repair sunken warships. But the
Japs can if anybody can, and we will
not be surprised if they yet turn the
Russian's own guns upon them. Rojy
will have to hurry.
The price of radium has advanced
to $3,000,000 er ounce. If you have
any don't be in a hurr to sell, for the
top of the market is not yet in sight.
Rest and Change.
One of the things that earnest peo
ple learn very slowly is that they
cannot afford to devote all their
time and strength to one work, no
matter what it is. Without change
and rest and a variety of interests
we sap the very sources of our
strength and skill. By not devoting
time enough to interests outside our
main work, we lose the power of per forming
the principal task most ef
fectively. Such reflections are per
tinent to most of us at this season.
The average man, who is earning a
living and counting for something in
the life and work of his time, labors
too long and too hard. What he
needs is frequent respites. And when
summer comes, with a chance of tak
ing a vacation, he should take as
much as he can decently get, as a
matter of course. Do not be in
fluenced by the chatter about what
our grandfathers did, never taking
a vacation from one year's end to
the other. Of course not. They did
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their offices daily on a railroad. They
had no telegraphs, and still less, tel
ephones. They did not need vaca
tions. They pretty nearly had one
all the time. The best of them nev
er knew anything about wbrking as
the modern man works. The people
who needed rest and change in those
days were the wives, just as they
need it today, and if our grandfath
ers had taken more vacations with
their families there would be a smal
ler number of headstones in the f am- ,
ily burying plots recounting l''o vir
tues of successive consorts. Watchman.