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A Home Newspaper Published in the Interest of the Peopie and for Honesty in -Governmental Affairs.
Sausbury, N, O., Wednesday, May 8th, 1912.
WM. H. CTfcWART, EDIT03 Lt
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MINT SOON TD' 60.
TAFT'S FINISH PREDICTED.
COMPENSATION BILL DENOUNCED. , J TILLMAN ASKS FOR RE-ELLECTION.
DESPERATE EFFORT TO SAVE LEVEES.
A FOOLISH RESOLUTION.
ALLENS HAD SUHS READY.
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Cootress Likely to Oiseontlnua tfie Assay
r W Office to Charlotte.
; j ThfC ChrlotU-88ay,offic9fc
coidiajs to advice from Washiug
ton, ; ji nearing tbe end of its ca
reerfFor several yoars it has
been'onthe varge 9f the pr cipioe
tvith:Usa bbiitioD threatened and
i s exiatenoe has merely been pro
longed from time to tim,
against the day of extiuotion.
ThVMmV;ha8 -been a. mifet in
oam only for the pat eighty
jean Originally built about
1825desttoyed by fire five yeara
later and then rebuilt in its prae
ntforoi, the institution's chief
value and interest is historic.
The Mint was established here in
response to a dmaud created by
thediflcovefy of a score of gold
mine in M.'cklei burg county,
acme of which proved extremely
productive. Ihia period, however
UBtedbatafw yrs aud hen
the gold industry languished the
Mint was relegated to the position
of assay office.
For decades the institution was
merely a pr ze poiitnal p!rm.
paying a neat honarium, m re
turn for which practically nq
wok whatever was rt quired of
the official in charge. Of latter
years, the governinout, while
threatening iti abolitiDU, has in
creasingly thown a -disposition .to
r.duce expeuses at least and about
a year ago the offices were consoli
dated so tht the title of assayer
fell upon the chemist in charge of
the work, Frank P. Drane, who
has been in entire chaige since.
Two Charlotte military com-
Ka TTrrnnt'a Nest Rifle-
men aud Battery A. Kield Artil-
lrv. BBcured from the govern
ment aeveraf months ago a lease
of quarters ln tne ouuaiug
indefinite pen jd .Before tlis
was dona, the problem ofwbere
t) locate the militia was causing
the city administration consider
able embarrassment. Through
the efforts of citiaeus interested
in the upbuilding of the militia
the governmental permission was
secured. 'Whatever the fate of
the, assay offiae, therefore, the
militia, its friends say, is firmly
: It has been proposed atd strong-
lv uraed that in case the assay
office is discontinued, the Mint
should be converted ino a muse
um . To what extent the success
of the militia in securing quarters
will change this aspect of the situ
ation remains to ba seen, until it
i..n'ha4:Urmin(d whether suffi-
cient space for a museum will re
main Charlotte Observer.
Charlotte to Celebrate.
Acontract was drawn Thursday
tipulating that Thornwell An
drews, son of F" H. Andrews of
this city, will give six aeroplane
flights in Cbarlotte during the
.three days beginning May 20:
Scretary C. M. Cress well of the
.celebration committee states that
the latter has decided to olose
this contract with the Lindsey
Hopkins Aviation Company of
Atlanta. Two flights daily for
three days are provided for.
Confederate Veterans and cosses of
The United Daughters of the
Confederacy have decided that no
more crosses shall be presented to
veterans after November 1, 1012.
Any veteran entitled to a cross is
requested to make application as
toon as he poisibly can. v All or
ders for crosses must be filed with
the custodian at lnasfc three weeks
before the day of bestowal. The
10th of Mav is the hexfc day for
cross bestows Is. Hon. John S.
Henderson, if called en at his
offioe will cheerfully make out
the blanks.' .
Mrs. John S. Hbndkbson,
Prest. R bert F. Hoke Chapter
What Texsns Admire
is hearty, vigorous life, aooording
to Hugh Tallmsn, of San Anto
nio. "We find," he writes,'.that
Dr King's New Life Pills surely
cut new life and energy into
Person. Wife and I believe they
are the best made." Excellent
or it bmadb'v - liver or kidney
troubles. 25 eti at all druggists,
The Men Who Pushed Him Into the
Now Putting on Breaks.
Washington, May 8. Mr. Washington, May 8, Senator
Taft's managers, after taking Reed of "Missouri," resumirTg his
deep thought, have decided that speech on the workman's compen
there is just one way to get rid of, sation; bill in the ' Senate today,
bim as a candidate and that is to denounced the measure , as the
deadlock the convention.
While Mr. Taft, with a rem.
nant of oonfidenoe is lusily lam
basting Colonel Roosevelt in
Maryland, tomorrow, the gentle
men whom be fancies are behind
him will be bending all their
strategy toward his elimination .
The firm of Penrose, Root,
Craue and Smoot are now firmly
convinced that the president is no
longer necessary. In faot they
regard that his candidacy would
be a positive danger to the party
in view of his failure to win a de
cisive victory in Massachusetts.
Naturally they are not going to
tell him so long as he can still
aiie nis great omce tor draw cam-
paign crowds with . is at
more than likely that the 810
delegates still to be chosen to the
convention will be so distributed
as to make Mr. Taft's nomination
Impossible. And this distribu
tion will be with the connivance
of the man who put Mr. Taft into
the race and who, up to the Illi
nois and Pennsylvania disasters,
were doing their best to nominate
The only thing that fogs, this
situation is the lack of a man to
tske Mr. Taft's place in the race
for the nomination.
Senate BilSS $6,000,030 tO MiSSlSSiODi
Dinar fault I
mm iiuu. . ,
Washington, May 2. Carrying
$8 064.010. in addition to th an.
propriations provided for by the
House, the rivers and harbors ap-
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123 580, has been agreed to by the
Senate eommittee on commerce
and will be reported in a few
The largest single- increase to
the House measure was $2,600,-
000 for the Mississippi river.
making $6,(00,000 for that water-
Among the appropriations as
increased by the Senate oommittee
Inland waterway. Norfolk to
Beaufort, N. C, for a dredge
$200,000; Cape Lookout harbor of
refuge, $300,000; Cape Fear river,
The bill authorizes the appoint
ment of a board of three engineer
officers to examine Galveston har
bor and channel, Texas City har
bor and channel, and the Port
Bollivar harbor and channel, near
Gal veston with a view of seouriLg
a depth of 35 feet ; the necessary
cutting off of tends or widening
of on annuls in the Sabine-Nachf z
canal, Texas, anefchange of the
route of the channel from Arkan
sas Pass to Cavailo, so as to pass
by the town of Port O'Connor,
Tne $6,000,000 for improving
the Mississippi includes $4,000,-
000 to repair and build levees on
account of the flood.
When and Where to Use the Harrow.
Get a smoothing harrow and
1. Right behini the breaking
2. If weeds start, or crust forms
use it before the crops oome up.
8 Use it for the first two culti
vations of toe corn and cotton
after they come up. It will not
ruin the stand if the land has
been harrowed right behind the
breaking plow and also before
tbe crops came np. The Progres
Wash out old-sores, festering
wands and ulcess with DARBY'S
PROPHY LACTIC FLUID. It is
a wonderful disinfectant and heal
ing remedy. It heals up running
sores of long standing that will
not yield to an ordinary liniment,
because it destroys poisonous
germs, cleanses the sore of foul
matter and helps nature tc repair
the damaged flesh, Price 50 cts.
per bottle. Sold by all druggists.
Senator Reed Declared the Measure to bs f
ReiQlutljnjri Legislation. -
most revolutionary legislation an
dertaken for 20 years.
He said it would wipe out all
oommon law rights as well a
State statutes and acts of
Mr. Reed asserted that the la
bor organisation, as such,vhad
had no opportunity to pass upon
the merits of the pending bill,
and took the position that no true
frionrl of organized labor. BUCh SB
himself, could afford to vote for
it in iha &haano of their aoDtov-
Senator Overman, interrupting,
said that railroad , men who had
oome to Washington to protest
agftiDst the bill when
it was be-
fore the judioiary committee,
had failed even to enter the com
mittee room. He stated that one
of these men said to him :
'I can't go in, I haye been
working for the railroads 25 years
and if I go in and make a protest
I will lose my insurance and be
expelled from my order."
Mr. Rsed replied that this was
evidence that the men had been
corrupted by the railroads,
hmh h said, would be
many millions by the enactment
of the broDosed law. He de
olared that three out of four ot
the executive heads of the railway
.,r, hd migrenresented the
Helos A Judge In Bad Fix
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Justice Eli Cherry, of unns .miiis,
Jenn ., was Ply ""J
bad sore on his leg had named
wo ootors and Jon resisted
an remedies. "I thought it web
a cancer, ne iroe.
used Bucklen's Arnica Salve, and
... nnmnletelv cured." Cures
burns,, be lis, ulcers, cuts bruises
and piles. 25 cents at all drug
gists. junior Order 59 Years Old.
The Junior Order of United
America Mechanics will be 59
years old on Friday. May 17tb,
and the anniversary will be pret-
n naiaWtMl JnlinB
.8..u.L( aM n;n oa
a. ivaruuwu.u. -
in Salisbury Saturday and staled
that the Gold Hill Council would
nAlfthrnt.ft the occasion bv listen-
ing to a sermon by Rev. R. L
Forbis, paBtor of t he Methodist
church. The rervice will be held
in the Junior's Hall Friday even
ing, at alout 7 80 o'clook. All
who attend will be well repaid for
their trouble. Everybody is in
vited. JUNIOR SPEAKING AT CRE3
CENT. Crescent, May 6 There will
be a public speaking in the hall cf
the Crescent Counoil, No. 184, Jr.
O. U. A. M. Saturday night, May
11, at.7:30 by J. W. Sechreast
of Gilford Council No. 28, Higb
Point, and C. B. Webb, of Wino
na "Council, No. 18, Salisbury.
They will address the publio on
the principles of the Jr. O. U, A,
M. Everybody invited, members
of the Jr O. U- A. M , ladies and
children are cordially invited.
Sunday, May 12, at 1pm.,
Crescent Counoil, No. 184, will
meet at the hall and go to Lower
stone Cemetery to decorate the
grave of their deceased brother.
Burton Miller. Happy,
The Demons Of the Swamp
are mosquitos. As they sting
thev put deadly malaria germs in
the blocd. Then follow the icy
chills and the fires of fever. The 15 years, and believe him perfect
appetite flies and the strength ly honorable in all business
fails : also malaria often paves transactions and financially able
he way for deadly typhoid. But
Eieotrio Bitters kill and oast out
the malaria germs from the blood ;
give you a fine appetite and renew
your strength. ''After long suf-
fering," wrote Wm. Fretwell, of
Lucama, N. O., "three bottles
drove all the malaria from my
system, and I've had good health
ever since." Best for all stomach,
liver and kidney ills. 50 cts? at
I all druggists.
South Carolinian Wants to "Die in the
Spartanburg, May -v 8. South
Carolina newspapers hive received
from Senator Tillman a commu
nication addressed to thfifeople
of the State in which he says in
part: . ' V; : ' . :
'Twenty-two yearslago I asked
you to eleot me to the office of
Governor. You did- it after a
very hot campaign, in which .1
spoke in every county of the
State. Two yean later I asked
for re eleotion. You gave me the
office the second time by an over
whelming vote. After four yearB
of service in the Governor's office
I asked you to send me to the
Senate; and agam after a heated
i - .
campaign yon placed me in the
office I now hold. I
."I haye held this offioe for
nearly eighteen years and I am
now asking you to reellect me to
it aitnougn my neaitfi is broken
and I am no longer the strong and
vigorous man I once was. I have
a ripe experience and thorough
knowledge of the workings of the
government and have many warm
personal friend i in, the depart
ments and in both ibranohes of
"I oame to the Senate in a
cloud of obloquy on aoconnt of
newspaper abuse at home. I have
fought my way in spite of it and
have lived to see most of the news-
PaPer me" press gallery my
"I have, flattered no man and
feared no man in debate and I
have a strong desir to 'die in
harness' for sentimental reasons
"Owing to my poor health and
in accordance with the advice of
my physician, I shall not make
any speeches during the canvass
this , ummer,Xh rectorship
has always been regarhed by me
aa a sacred trust and if I knew
you wanted me to surrender it.
I would gladly lay it down, con
scious that I had done my duty
always to the best of my ability."
Escapes An Auful Fate.
A thousand tongues oou'd not
express the gratitude of Mrs. J. B.
Cox, of Joliet, 111 , for her won-
derful deliverance from an awful
fate "Typhoid pneumonia had
left me with a dreadful pough, she
writes. "Sometimes I had snob
awfnl coughing spells I thought
would die. I could get no help
from doctor s treatment or other
medicines till I used Dr. King's
New Discovery. But I owe my
life to this wonderful remedy for
1 scarcely cough at all now."
Quick and safe, its the most reli
able of all throat and June medi
cines. Every bottle guaranteed,
50c and $1.00. Trial bottle free
at all druggists.
U embers Refuse to Cut Their Own 6raf.
Washington, May, 8.- The
house of Representatives declined
by an overwhelming majority to
cut down the mileage allowance
to members. During the debate
on the economic programme upon
which the house has entered, Rep
resentative Page, of North Caro
lina, introduced an amendment to
tbe ending legislative bill to re
duce the mileage fsom twenty
cents a mile to five cents. Form
er Speaker Cannon led the fight
againct the reduction. On a viva
voice there were very few 'ayes''
tor tne amendment but an
abounding ohorus of "noes."
We offer One Hundred Dollars
Reward for any case of Catarrh
that cannot be cured by Hill's
Catarrh Cure. F. J. CHENNEY
& CO , Toledo, O.
W.e, the undersigned, have
known F. J. Cheney for the last
I to Carry out any obligations -made
by his firm. Walding, Kinnan &
Wholesale Druggists, Toledo, O
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken
internally, acting directly upon
the blood and mucous surfaces of
I the system, lestimomals sent
free. Price 75c per bottle. Sold
by all Druggists.
Take Hall's Family Pills for
Situation his Become so Critical, College
Stpden s Have Answered the Call for Help.
, Baton Rcuge, La., May 8
Hundreds of citizens, rich and
poor, worked all day and are
working to-night side - by side
with three hundred convicts and
negroes in a desperatei effort to
jjold the levees against the tor
rential floods in the Mississippi
creeping hourly towards the crest
of the protective earth works
about this city .
When the situation became so
critical this afternoon, every able-
)odied man and boy joined the
working force. .Five hundred
cadets of the Louisiana State
University responded to the call
and joined with school boys, boy
scouts and soldiers working eager
ly to do their part in saving the
There are five points of fevtr-
ish activity. An especial effort
is being made 'to save tne city
pumping station and water works
plant and about a thousand per
a . .1
sons cf every calling are assisting
in building large mud boxes
about this property.
Jov. Jared X. banders spent
all day superintending the : work-
era. Simon Leblano of the Pon-
chartrain levee board arrived hre
on a Bpecial train with J50 ne-
groes this afternoon. Hunter C.
Leake, president of the board,
came in shortly afterward with a
hundred or more men.
Large gangs are building levees
in different parts of the city.
Mayor Roux has ordered every
negro in Baton itooge, unem
ployed, arrested and put to work
on the levee, but they are few and
extremely hard to find.
With this desperate battle
against the waters going, tne
refugees are not neglected and I
those, obmfng here are reoeiving I
every atten tion . Two hundred J
arrived today at Port Hudson, I
where a concentration camp has
been established. )
The waters from the Torras
break are slowly SDreadine over
the open country, taking in town
after.town, becoming deeper every
hour. The situation in this dis-
trict was made more critical here I
today by the break in the Moreau-
ville levee of on the Bayou Des
The Teche country is being
flooded by the Atchafalaya
waters, which today
reached Breanx bridge j auction,
on the Southern Pacific.
Bayou Sara tonight is under
from ten to fifteen feet of water
and it had the appearanoe of the
entire Mississippi river flowing
through the town. The water
has reashed the second floor of
many houses and ten large houses
were today seen floating
away Only ths town of Bayou
Sara and environs'are flooded by
Considerable excitement was
.n.ni inri,v hv t,h rftofiint at
the Governor's office of a message
t.allinor of loss of lite from a
hreak at Moiganza This, how
ever, proved to be erroneous.
New Orleans, May 8. Panicky
conditions prevailed today
throughout the flood-threatened
territory along the Mississippi
river from tbe Red river and Bay
ou Des Glaises south to the gulf
and in the ' territory already
stricken conditions grow worse.
The river- continued to rise rap
idly at all points south of the
Red river and throughout the day
telegraph and telephone wires
throughout the vast section west
of the Mississippi river from the
Red river and, Bayou Des Glaizes
to the Gulf of Mexico were load
ed with thousands of messages
telling of threatened breaks in
the levees and giving warning to
the people to make preparations
for any emergeticy.
This Marganza levee was still
holding tonight. At- telephone
message tonight from Highland,
just south of the big levee, stated
there was considerable apprehen
sion over the situation at that
On the east side of the river,
Man Who Made It Broke it After 25 Years.
Peter Robideaux - has at last
broken the resolution he made ' in
1887 to never reopen the store he
then closed. It was the hardest
thing Robideaux ever did to
break that resolution, but his
cattle were starving, while piled
away in the back end of the big
building ware bales of hay which
would keep them alive. It took
two days for Robideaux to break
his resolution. When he oould
stand the piteous lowing of the
cattle no longer. He turned the
rusty key ia the rusty old look,
tumbled out the bales and looked
tbe door again.
Although it had been stored
away 25 years the hay still was
fit to eat.
Rotideaux came to Wallace
early in the sixties, ahead of tbe
railroad, and took up a claim,
afternrd irkinsj on the grade.
Vheu h g.jt euuu'gh money he
pe ;ed a little store. He pros
ired, b ught land when it wa
cheap, addnd to his stock and in
:r4ased the size of his, store build
tugs until, in 1880, he had the
iares score oecween Kansas uijy r
and Denver. Then came tbe
drought, the hot winds aud bard
times, aud Wal'.ace began to fade
away unil it was ouly a ghost of
its foimer self. Robideaux s
trade dropped off steadily aud
nnsiiy, one day in 1887, he sat
from sunrise to sunset and not'
a person crossed the threshold of
his store. That night he looked
the' store, turned his baok on the
$25,000 stock of goods within and
declared he never would set foot
Uiside it again. And Robideaux
kept that resolution. Costly
harness aud saddles rotted away,
clothing became nests of mothB,
groceries dried up or became prey
for worms, hardware ana" cutlery
turned" to rust and stiirRoblaiWf
kept his resolution. When he
wanted .anything he bought it
somewhere else. Often members
f family tried to prevail upon
nim to sen tne stock or use what
part of it the family might need,
but he never would,
Robideaux was wealthy, owning
large areas of land in this section,
aad a big and well-stocked ranch
northeast of Wallace. When he
closed the store he retired to the
ranch and has lived there since.
Wallace, Kans., dispatch.
miles north of Baton Rouge, the
protection levee at Bayou Sara
went out and tonight the town is
under from. 8 to 15 feet of water.
There was no loss ot life.
Considerable alarm is felt for
the peopl round Melville, in the
AtchafaUya distriot, which is
threatened by flood waters from
every sido The last news reoei7-
ed from tb re ton:ght stated there
was slight prospect of being able
to save all of the people in
the territory south of Melville,
because of a ? lack of boats and
failure of the victims to reoeive
earlier warning of the critical
The last train on the Texas &
Pacific Railroad east of Melville
was operated this afternoon and
took out several hundred refugee
As an indication of the serious
ness of -the .situation -a telegrani
was received here tonight from
Jena, in LaSalle parish stating
that meningitis had broken put
among refugees there.
The wheather bureau today .is
sued a bulletin forecasting still
higher river stages than those
heretofore predicted; the ramB
continue, little sunshine has
greeted the people for weeks and
no one can foretell what will be
the final extent of the great dis
aster, - f
Careless About Appendicitis la Sails
stomach or bowel troaMbich
is hkely to turn into.' appendi
citis. If yon have constipation
sour stomach'. or gas on the
stomach, try simple ' buckthorn
bark, glycerine, etdifc com-
tn Adler-i-kaj sga new
German appendioitu .remedy.
McPherson & Co., states that A
SINGLE DOSE .of this simple
remedy relieves bowel or stomach
20 trouble almost INSTANTLY,
Were Prepared to SnootOijBifore Trage
dy if Virttict Hid Beet Afcifiif tiea?
Wytheville, Va ., May 8 Com- "
monwealth's witnesses in' the
Floyd Allen case oontinued to tell i
of the shooting1 up of Carroll ; ?
oounCy court-house . .-,
The prosecution ia iudeavoring
to prove that Floyd Allen shot
Commonwealth's Attorney Pos
ter, and that he had his fellow "
clansman conspired tor mntder -
the court officers and jurors if he ?
should be convigted of ths offense vi
for which ha was about to be
sentenced when ttie shooting be
gan. The commonwealth at
tempted to prove that a conspira-
cy existed between ihe Aliens to
shoot up the court if Floyd Allen, -then
on trial, was convicted. :!?
Evidence was given that Sidna Al
len, Floyd's brother and Viotor, .
Floyd's son, were preparing the
day before the tragedy to carry !
this intention into effect and on- :
ly the report of a disagreement of i
the jury on that day prevented'
the Allen clansmen from starting .
tbe shooting then. Cyrus Phibbs,
a civil ensrineer, testified that
g;na ftna Victor Allen made
preparations to begin shooting '
March 13. He said while thai
jury was filing into their places
that day to make their return af-
ter deliberating on Floyd Allen's
ease, he saw Sidna and Victor Al-
len walk to the rear of the bar :
and reach for their reTolrers. '
When reported that the-iury had
failed to reach an agreement, the
two men went back to their seats. -
The day following, the jury, af-
ter a further deliberatian, re- ,
turned a verdict of guilty and :
the shooticg began. j
George W. Edwards, testified he
heard Floyd Allen threaten, to
"knock a hole" in Carrol county
oourt. On cross-examination he
waTnbt bnTriehdljr terma
with Floyd Allen.
Take Care of the Wsodlands.
At a recent North Carolina for
estry meeting Alston Grimes ex
plained how he beoame interested
in the better care of his timber.
"A few years ago," he . said, "I
was talking with a neighbor who
had bought a tract of land eight
years before for $500. In this
tims by careful management he'
had sold $3,500 worth of timber
and still had his land, and it well
timbered, too. His plan was to
go over his woods eaoh year, mark
the trees he wished cut, and have
no other touohed, nor any un-
I ( .
necessary waste in getting at the
marked tress." Mr. Grimes now
follows the same policy, allows
no hunters on his place to carry
an axe, permits no night hunting,
and has a written agreement with
each tenant that five dollars will
be charged for each acre of land
the tenant allows to be burnt
Mr. Grimes also has it under
stood that a charge at the rate of
five dollars per aore will be made
for ditch banks, fence corners,
and old fields that the tenants
burn over. He is determined not
only to save his timber but also
to save the humus, the decaying
vegetable matter, without which
we can never make or kero our
soils fertile. r
These are most excellent ideas
for other landlords. Try them.
The Progressive Farmer .
English Inquiry Into Sea Olsister. '
London, May , 8, The wreck
commission investigating the
Titanio disasters-was addressed
morning by Attorney General
BrtRufus Isaacs, who laid em-
phasis upon the eyideDce that a
speed of 21 knotiajnr hour ivaa.
maintained after thewarnings of
ice ahead were received, right: up
to the moment of the collision.
The forenoon session, was devoted
to this- phase of the disaster.
The inquiry is likely to extend
over several weeks . ,
Technical detailed will figure
largely in the