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0 / 75
Thursday, June 1, 1905.
THE RALEIGH ENTERPRISE.
An Independent Newspaper Pub
lished Every Thursday
V; ."-BY r
J. L. RAMSEY, Editor and Prop.,
Raleigh, N. 0.
Office of publication, Law Build
ing, 331 Fayetteville Street.
Subscription Price : One Year, in
advance, $1.00. Single copy, 5 cents.
A blue X mark on your paper
shows that your subscription has ex
pired, and is an invitation to renew.
Remit by registered letter, money
order or check.
If renewal is not received within a
week, paper will stop.
Entered as recmd-class matter May 12
1904, at the postoffloe at Rale'gb, N. C, tinder
the Act of Congress of March 8, 1879.
If the kind of immigrants wanted
cannot be secured, then let those who
do not believe in race suicide get
When Prof. II. D. Blake pulls off
the first session of his insurance
school at Greensboro the education
al campaign will be on.
If immigrants will agree to vote a
certain way, there will no longer be
any opposition to the coming of a
few thousand into the State.
The Chinese threaten to boycott
American goods. Well, we boycotted
Chinese immigration some years ago
and they may get even if they can.
Now that Nat Crump is in jail
picking shot out of his anatomy,
things should go on as usual. He
was a desperado of small calibre.
The prediction that the next bat
tle on land between the Japs and
Russians will be "on a largo scale,"
ought to have some weight with
Eighty-eight new doctors were
turned loose in the State last week.
By the time they get through with
their patients the undertaker will be
ready to receive them.
A Baptist congregation at Spar
tanburg has voted in favor of ladies
taking off their hats during service.
The men will get mighty lonesome at
that church. Most of the ladies voted
in favor of the proposition, but they
will change their minds before long.
Mr. Bilkins should ask Durham's
pardon. All these years the people
of that town have been expecting that
the President of the United States
would pass through the town, arid
they met every train hoping to get
a glimpse of the distinguished vis
Now and then you see a startling
announcement in some paper to the
effect that a certain merchant is "too
busy to write an advertisement." He
is on par with the man who doesn't
take a paper because he hasn't "time
to read." Both are mossbacks, and
both should get off. the earth and
give working people a chance.
Admiral Rojestvensky actually
displayed some ability in getting his
fleet as far as the Sea of Japan. His
strategy and his stubborn violation
of neutrality did not fail to draw
praise from some sources, for he
drained the cup of toleration to the
dregs more tljan once during that
long voyage, staying overtime at
many neutral ports, only leaving
when compelled to go.
But the world was in sympathy
with Togo, the brave and capable
Japanese Admiral. He had the abil
ity to hide his fleet where none but
the naval fighters under him and his
government knew. He had fast scout
ships watching Rojestvensky every
moment. During that long wait he
was training his gunners at target
Saturday his scouts notified him
that the Baltic fleet was near, and
through what waters it would pass.
Like a herd of tigers his great fight
ing machines sprang at the Russian
fleet. More than twenty of the Rus
sian Admiral's best ships were sunk
Technically the fleets were about
equal. But there could be but one
result. It was skill against incom
petency. Had the men been trans
posed, if the Japanese had been on
the Russian ships, it is likely that
the Japanese ships now proudly
floating would have been at the bot
tom of the sea. We predicted months
ago that time would show that the
Russian fighting machines would be
helpless when it came to the test.
Russia is no longer a naval power.
She has a few cruisers and torpedo
boats left, but they are scattered in
many ports. Two battleships man
ned by Japanese could sink all of
them in two hours if they were to
gether in the open sea.
When the war began more than a
year ago, Japan destroyed a fleet
worth $50,000,000 for Russia at Port
Arthur. The money value of the
Baltic fleet -was not less than that
amount. The Japanese probably
captured several valuable ships in
the late fight, and may raise some of
those sunk at Port Arthur, hence
Togo has as strong, if not stronger
fleet than he had at the beginning
of the war. In fact, the onlv ships
lost by the Japanese were destroyed
by floating mines and not by Russian
guns, if we except a few torpedo
The Japanese army is now ready
to crush the remainder of the Rus
sian force in Manchuria, and, unless
peace is declared, the next battle will
likely occur in a short time.
Because President Roosevelt has
announced that he will visit Raleigh
in October, the papers in a number
of towns are seizing the opportunity
to say a few things about- Raleigh
and point the green-eyed finger of
jealousy at us. One paper intimates
that certain politicians are responsi
ble for the selection of Raleigh. All
this is childish.
We might put it stronger, but it
will suffice to say that Raleigh is
equal to any town in the" State moral
ly, commercially, socially and other
wise. But those features have noth
ing to do with the visit of the
President. The President of the
United States is, or should be, a busy
man. To attend to his business and
visit one or more points in forty odd
States in four years is a pretty big
undertaking. He selected Raleigh
because it is the capital of the State
not because there are no other
towns where a visit would be pleas
But, we believe, and hope that the
President will make some brief stops
as he passes through at other points,
as manv as possible. Comparatively
few people in the United States ever
see their Chief Executive, and -it will
be good for the people, qrood for the
President, for them to meet each oth
er face to face. At best, the Presi
dent will not be able to stop at many
points.' President McKinley ."visited
Georgia while he was President and
was taken into the hearts of the peo
ple there and returned to Washing
ton with the plaudits of the entire
South. His trip -did more -to allay
sectional feeling on both sides of the
Potomac than any thing which has oc
curred in years.
President Roosevelt has political
enemies in North Carolina. But he
will not see any evidence of it when
he conies. The masses of the people
in all walks of life will give him a
hearty and sincere welcome ; the poli
ticians will give him a hearty wel
come. He can travel from one end
of the State to the other unattended
bv guards, for while he is the guest
of the State, every man, woman and
child will be his protectors.
HARNETT COUNTY POETRY.
The rhyme in the Enterprise last
week struck a popular chord. Many
marked copies of the paper were sent
far and near.
All the young men claim that they
can fill the bill. But that is doubtful.
A young man in Washington, D. C,
writes that the Harnett County girl
ought to have given her address, as
he "possesses all the accomplishments
necessary." But we happen to know
that he is a direct descendant of
We understand that a young lady
at Chalybeate Springs said that "the
sentiment is perfectly beautiful," but
thinks the writer must have been
"dreaming." A married lady at Cary
writes: "That Harnett County girl
is cut out for an old maid. I don't
suppose there is a model of her de
scription in Harnett or any other
In this issue we publish a poem in
reply to the Harnett County poetess.
It is from the pen of a spring poet
with almost a national reputation.
From the number of whiskey pre
scriptions issued at Charlotte weekly,
it seems that all the folks are sick
and that as much whiskey is con
sumed as a, town of that size can get
away with and stay sober half , the
The long talked, of Republican
daily is about to be born twins. Two
companies have been chartered for
a paper at Greensboro. One faction
seems to be headed by Congressman
Blackburn, the other by i Chairman
Rollins, One good papef.' might-be
made, two would be one big failure.
CREAM OF THE PRESS.
Philadelphia is unreasonable
enousrh to object to a short wait of
51 years for cheap gas. Chicago
It remains to be seen whether the
automobile will ever become as ob
scure as the bicycle and the roller
skate. Washington Star.
Still, it is doubtful if Mayor Weav
er, of Philadelphia, would care to ex
change places with Mayor Dunne, of
Chicago. Indianapolis News.
It is going to take something more
than tar and feathers to stay the
hand of a Philadelphia Alderman who
sees the swag within arm's reach.
Secretary Shaw's ruling that frogs
are poultry was probably caused by
his desire for something with the ris
inff instead of the sinking habit.
It is costing Uncle Sam a big round
of ducats for rural free-delivery. In
return, he is entitled to the very best
highways local effort can give him.
The Kaiser is the only man in the
world audacious enough to pull off a
yacht race without either Sir Thom
as Lipton or Sir Thomas Lawson.
It's true that morality has nothing
to do with art, but the people who in
sist on this most strongly overlook
the fact that immorality has noth
ing to do with it, either. Life.
Some candidates are so consistent
that they will give a testimonial to a
brand of whisky and a Prohibition
ist the "glad hand" in the same cam
paign. Staunton (Va.) Leader.
General Miles' scheme for putting
the Massachusetts militia in cocked
hats and knee breeches is probably
but a thinly veiled attempt to add to
his own collection of uniforms.
Secretary Shaw says that he is not
worrying about the deficit. Of course
not. Like the Governor of New
York, he proposes to let the tax
r"ers do the worrying. Rochester
"' : .
Hungary proposes to restrict emi
gration of her people, and we hope
she will. Nor would there be any
general mourning if several other na
tions were to do the same. Boston
it is not oeiievea tnat tne tact tnat
tne price ol cnampagne nas aouDiea
at Harbin will make any difference to
the Russian private soldiers, who get
11 cents a month. New Haven
It seems hardly necessary that all
this discussion should have taken
lace for the mere purpose of proving
that a life insurance company be
longs to its policy holders. Syracuse
mi 1 "KT T j.
mere is no reason wny in an i ai
terson' should not return to the stage
if she wishes to. If people are will
ing to pay to see her, that is their
business and her business. Memphis
It is officially denied that John D.
Rockefeller will give $10,000,000 to
establish a pension fund f or Tetired
clergymen. Perhaps he was afraid
Dr. Washington Gladden might; get a
slice of it. Colorado Springs Gazette,'