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VOL. VIII ; NO. 33
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WOUAM KILLS HER BOSBilQt Wit H BUM
ir.iiitsiil f LtngXfttk Victlft it
, Mis Wtfi's Long flit-Up Wruli.
Chttlotte, Ja'y - 27. Enrig
. over cumaUti dona eitio tronblM
frbioh hf oontiuad for Mratftl
year, M it. V. J. HarUell trioe
hoi bd killed hsr husband at an
tfrly hour, yesterday morning
Cram the doonteps of tbeir home
on , the Gt'tawb river in Long
- The wman fired the first shot
with r85-o libr . pitl ber
hatband was v apprc aching the
honae from a trip tb his canta
loupe patchy He was then about
15 y.rds from the door and fell to
the gronud whea the ball itrnok
him. Sseiaglhat he started to
rise af ttr t tumbling from the -first
wouud iu (hi forehead. Airs.
Hartsell shot again, this in the
cheek, and theu imbed upon the
man with ah . xe. iufliotiug suverb
nd fatal iujatut. DdBpite the
sareral wounds, any out of which
would likely have iu the end
proved fatal, M-. llarell liv
ed an tour in an agoniziug cbn
The trouble which led to the
tragedy Seems to have b6en ac
cumulating in intensity for soiue
time and grew. out of complicated
domestic relations; as oan be
learned. It seems that Hartsell,
wbo was a man of abcut 56 years
of age, married Mrs. Hartieli,
then a widow, BO years old, tak
iug into the family at that tim
her little daughter who is now
nearly that age. 1 '
It is reported that Hartsell is
the father of the four children of
this tept-daughter wno has lived
in the family through all these
jears and against whom no action
was taken by the courts to pre
vent the alleged illegal relation
J Cbronec; Hovia heYd an inquest
yesterday afternooh, after ex
amining all of the witnesses, in
cluding Mrs. Hartsell. who con
fessed to the shooting, and tw 3 of
the sons of the dead man, Adams
and Mearman Hartsell, the jary
returned a verdiot "that the de
of ased came to his death by two
pistol shot wounds in his head,
aiso by a lick on toy of the head
by the poll of an sxp, the same,
being in the hands of Rosa Hart
ieli, his wife."
Mrs. Hartsell was brought to
the city last night and committ
ed to the Jail woithout bond
She has retained J. A. MoRae to
appear in her behalf. At the
jail last night she gave every in
dioatbn to mental , aberratiou,
sighing and moaning and ho'ding
her head in her hands.
July 25 Mrs. C. J Walton,
of Spencer, is visiting her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. F. P. Gant.
A series of meeting will com
mence here at the Baptist ohuroh
Friday night, July 26tb.
Oliftcn' T. M . Gardner and
M ss Clatabell Gant, both of
Faith, were united in the bonds
of matrimony Tuesday night,
July 28rd, at the parsonage at
Salisbury. Rev. J. M. M cKonzie
effieiating. The attendants wer
J. P. Colev and Miss Pearle
Gant. They were taken up in
Mr. 8mith's automobile and
Adolpbus Gant and Simpson
Corn, are at Charlotte, N. C ,
.building a granite residence.
A great many pa jple here are
putting up ft utt.
Peaches here can be bought
for seventy-fire cents a bushel,
if you cme alter them .
The Faith Granite Company,
had a pay day Saturday and
paid oft in gold coin. -.
Mrs. Eve A. Wyatt has return
ed from Huntersville, . N.- 0.,
where she has-been to see her
groat! great grand-daughter, the
little six months old daughter of
Mr. and Mrs Ridley.
. Tne steam arms are now run
ning on the granite quarry, which
was leased ft:m W. H; Gauble.
The; granite will b lifted in
everal places. -
One .of the foreign
workert visitited Faith while in -
tciiciUd, was arreited and fined
1Q tad cost, Viaus.
Dssln icKBtts tor Harm MonnflBBt t
The design for the mooumeDt to
North Carolina Women' of the
Confederacy, to be given by Col.
Ashler Home to the State, : ha
been selected. It is the; design
showing the figure of a Southern
woman and Southern youth as
central figures. The other de
sign offered was that of a South
ern woman with a Southern maid
en beside her, both designs being
by Augustus Lukeman, selected
noma time ag as the sculptor for
The idealized Southern woman
nd grandson are to be psed ou
massive granite baseon either
side if which will be in bas relief
figures illustrating the going forth
f the Southern men to war with
ihe blestings of the heroic women,
nd the return of the war-worn
rsmaant to wasted homes and
leart-broken wives and daughters.
There will be a paved square
dxtending from the rear of the
nonument to the curb about 15
feet, the paved court being about
30 feet long, 8eati will be ar
rngod at either end. There will
be a privet hedge at the back and
The monument will have a
plao- in Capitol square faoing the
main entrance to the new State
building for the erection of which
Oolonol Home is ohairman of the
It i expected that the monu
ment will be in plaoe within a
yillioDSOtRii Cross Seals Far 1912.
Seventy-five million Red Cross
deals are now being printed for
the holiday sale of these anti-tuberculosis
stickers in 1912. The
National Association for the Stu
dy and Prevention of Tnbercnlc
sis, which" in co-operating with
the American Bed Cross will oon
dnot the sale, makes this an
nouncement today and states fur
ther that the outlook this year is
bright for a larger sale: than ever
The seal this year is said to be
the beat of its kind that the Red
Cross has ever issued. The de
sign is in three colors, red, green,
and gray. A Santa Clans head in
the three colors is shown in the
center surrounded by holly
wreaths, In each oorner is a
small red cross. The seal bears
tne greeting "Merry Christmas,
Happy New Year, American Red
The campaign for selling Red
Cross Peals will be oarried on in
practically every state and terri
tory in the United States, and
even in Porto. Rioo, the Canal
Zone, Hawaii and Philippine If
lauds. No loss than 100,000 vol
unteer agents, inoludiug depart
ment, drug aud other kinds of
stores, motion picture - theaters,
individuals, and c there, will be
sugagdd. in the work. Before the
sale is completed, it is expeoted
that at least 100,000,000 seals will
have been printtd and distributed,
besides several million posters,
display cards, and other forms of
Last year over 82,000,000 aeala
were sold; in 1910, ever 81,000,
000; in 1909, about 25.900 000;
aud in 1908, the first year of the
sale only 18 500,000. In all, the
sale in the four years has realized
nearly $1,000,000 for the antitu
berculosis ocmpaigu, since all of
the money from th's movement
goes for the ' prevention of con
nail Carrier Wilt Fly.
. This is an age of great discover
ies frog i ess rides on tne air.
S on we may see Uncle Sam's
mail oarriers flymg in all direo
tions, transporting mail. Pec pie
take a wonderful interest in a dis
cover y that benefits them. That's
why Dr, Kind's New Discovery
far Coughs, Colds and other threat
aLd lung diseases is the most pop
ular medicine in America. "It
cured me of a dreadful cough."
writes Mrs. J; F Davis. Sticknev
Corner, Me., "after doctor's treat
ment and all other remedies had
i iaiie. v r or oougni, colds or
I tw ii n .-.
; any bronchial affeotion it'a un-
i equaled. Pnoa - 50o and 81.00 .
Trul bottle free at all drucjista.
EXCI SE 1 Afc BILL PASSES SEHATE
Tki Oenocf itl Stlcklt tiTki Hif spipen.
Cu'f Retp frtm Pltyleg thi Ooakey.
Washington July 26 Demo
urate and Progresiives nnited again
in the Senate tonight, and by a
vote of 86 to 18 passed the Demo
cratic excise tax bill, extending
the presnt tax ou corporations,
to the buiinesi of individuals, pri
vate firms' and co-partnerships.
Attached o the measure, also by
by the aid of the Republican votes
were amendments for the. repeal
of the Canadian recirrotity law
and the fixing t f a $2 psr ton. tariff
on priat paper; and for the estab
liihmejit of a permanent ton-par
tisan tariff com ansa ion.
The second day's victory for
the Democratic-Progressive com
bination come after a debate laok
mg in interest. The passage of
the excise bill beoameoertain ear
ly in the day. and the Republican
leader iffered little op position to
it. Senator Borah, in a fight to
have his income tax bill substitut
ed for the "tax on business' lost
by a vote of 88 to 28.
The Democratic majority stood
almost solidly against any change
. w i .a . - '
in tne Mouse Dili mat wouia
threaten its defeat. They de
clared the "tax on business" was
dearly constitutional while an in
oome tax law had once been held
unconstitutional, by the Supreme
Court, aud might again suffer
bthat fate, until the States ratisfy
the amendment to the Federal
A New Cotton Picktr.
Ther9 is no end cf oottcn piok-
ers these days, but about the most
promising, - to our mind, ia the
"Appleby," a two-horse machine,
weighing about 1,600 pounds and
operated by one man. Experi
ments indicate that this machine
will have a wide field of useful
ness, ui course, we would ad
vise no one io Luy one of thtee
machines without thorough in
vestigation, but we believe ootton
growers should keep an eve on it
and other meohanical ootton
pickers. The cotton picker ia
bound to come Progressive Far
mer. ChiBgi of Pollcj by Jisilct Cliik.
Greensboro, 26 Jadge Walter
Clark of Raleigh, one of the can
didates for the senatorial nomina
tion in the November primary,
spent today in Greensboro, and
while here announce 1 a definate
ohange of policy ?f campaign.
Judge Clark added that he ex
peoted to make as many speeches
as possible from now on until the
Supreme' Court convened in Sep
tember. He said that no Demo
crat shall be left without an un
deratanding of what the election
of eich candidate means.
He deolared that it w ould be
deplorable after the election of a
progressive President to have a
reactionary Senate and that
North Carolina ought not to con
tribute anything to such a result
Democrats Silict Tbeir Heidqur in.
N -w York, Jaly 26 The Demo
cratic national oommittee select
headquarters today in the new
Fifth Avenne building at Twenty
third street and Fifth aveuue.
Rooms were taken on the fifth
floor and the committee will meet
there Monday when plans for ac
tively starting tin campaign will
be put under way.
Tde Fifth Aveuue building
stands on the site occupied for
many years by the Fifth Avenue
hotel, famous fcr its "amen cor
ner" end as the meoca of Repub
lican .politicians during the life
time of the late Senator Thomta
Tbe'Cholce of a Husband
is too important amattar for
would u : to be handicapped by
weakness, bad J Mood or " foul
.breath. Avoid these killh pes by
tsking Dr. King's Life Fills
New ' strength fine compUxioui
pure breath., oheerful spirits.
things that win men follow their
nse. ; .Basy, safe, ante. - 25o at till
SiHslMff Olstrifit Coat eruisV II UitkeiUt
Spencer, Joly 26.TThe Salii
Bur v district conference iif the
Methodist church which hai been
in session here . f orhreej dif a
olosd this afernoratSeet
next year at ; Mt PssnitlOst-
barrus oounty. Much buiineis
was transacted at the.closbg ses
sion. J W. 8hinn :of Norwood
was elected chairman aud T. F.
Hudson of Spencer f and -J Weltr
Thompson of CohcorweT maie
assistants.-. tV.; ,
The attention of tbe, cenf srence
was called to the pftdge of the
Western North Oarojina Confer
ence of $1,250 a year for font
years towards baii&ng a re
presentative ohuroh jn Washing
ton , and it was foand that the
part sssigned to Salisbury will be
$125 a year. This iiio be placed
in the annual badget and a part
has already been paid.-
The presiding elder asked the
qudstioa ; Who are recommended
for lb-use to preaoijT and Kev.
J. H West, chairman of the ex
amining o jmmittee,' answered,
4,no one." ;
Revs. J W. Moore, H. 0.
Sprinkle, O. J. Jones and G. A.
Stamper were named a commit
tee nith power to license appli
cants to preach during the inter
val between the district confer
ences. . ' .
A report on the f Children's
Home at Wiuston-Salem was
made by Rev N. R, Riohardson
who spoke earnestly, on the work
being done. Almosttf20,XX) have
been raised for a central building.
It is also planned to build a hos
( ital to ?are for affi toted and
orippled childrsn of the confer
ence." f -
The election of delegates from
the district to thev annual Oonfer
ence as mgn ,conxi, novsmoerv,
was a special order for this morn
ing and the following were elect
ed: T. F. Hudson, Spencer; W.R.
Odell, Concord; J. F. Shinn,
Norwood, and N. W. Oollett,
Salisbury; J. F. Lilly, Albemarle,
and J. L. Petree, Mount Pleasant,
were elected alternates.
At the request of Presiding Ei
der Rowe, Prof. Walter Thomp
son spoke on tne matter of build
ing a ohuroh at Kannapolis stat
ing that by donations from the
board of ohorch extension and
J. W. Cannon, it is expected a
new building worth $5,000 will
be in sight. An arohiteot is al
ready at work on the plans.
Rev. J. W. Moore of Salisbury
made a plea for evangelising in
the district, spskiug of tuoodss
fnll use of a prayer pledge, which
plan hat been eudorsed by Bishops
Hess and Kilgo.
The usual resolutions of thanks
to the pKple of Spenoer were
presented by Rev. J. H. West
i Rev. W. M. Curtis of Greens
boro Female College and Rev
M. T. Hinsbaw, president of
Rutherford College, weie intro
duced and eaoh mad strong talks
for their respected institution.
The dosing feature of the con-
terenoe was an able sermon bv
Btv. W. M. Curtis.
CrimsoB Cloiar I Bist Wlater Crip.
I com menoed sowing crimson
clover three years aeo. First
year I was too late sowitg, did
fairly well; second year, sowed
in oorn and harrowed io with six-
tooth oultivator the first of Au
gust, with out fertilizer. January
louowing ooverea over wisn stable
manure. The growth wag fine.
Mowed when - in -bloom, mowinir
. . ..
one day ana raxing tne next day.
Let lay in the wind rowe one day
then hauled $o the barn, about
five loads per acre. I then turn
ed land worked it in cornf"niak
. t -a . . -
ing tne oess oorn ever raised on
this land. Cultivated it lvl
and sowed it iu clover when laid
by. Again the clover is half that
high low. and as thick as it oan
stand ready t- commence - feeding
on. - x aiso im i:wrg u witn
oats making excellent hay, -
have fcund that nothing-will beat
crimson. olover for ha?, ';. saying
nothing . about the condition it
pnti the lariat in for the following
eron. A . O - Whitk. in Proffrea.
Pidlctlaa y lio Till itipli mil Bring 15
cuts IRS mbw; 4 -From
the present proapeota and
outlook, according to several oot
ton merohanU in the city. King
Ootton wilt regain hie throne this
fall. : The strongest period in the
reign of the monarch of the South
was in the yeate of 1904 when hia
stock went to 16 65 and the year
of 1910 when his grip was the
firmest the world has ever known,
or rather the "later dav cottcn
; , .. , , .-
wajld. Ttoe price of cotton that
year reaihtd thbigh water mark
of 19.75 and stayed up for somo
After the phenomenal jump in
the prioe of the 1910 staple, the
farmers of the S.nth went cotton-
mad, with the result that nearly
every planter had his entire acre
age in cotton. The mult was al-
uKSt a disaster to the farmers
last year when the bottom drop
ped out of the market and the
prioe went to rook-bottou levels.
When the warehouses of the
South were filled with the left
over cotton of the large yield, and
all of the markets were flooded
with the staple, the men of the
ootton belt began to devise mtans
to keep the farmers from repeat
ing the folly of last year, John
G. Anderson of Rock Hill thought
ont the idea of forming what la
ter beoame known as the "Rrok
Hill plan." The idea was for
every farmer who had been in the
habit of raising any cotton to
make a reduction of 20 per cent
of hia entire aoreage of the staple.
The plan wa taken op-by a num
ber of States and the idea - was
oarried out by thousands of far
mers throughout the ootton re
The prospects for a small crop
this year are very good. A num
ber of Charlotte ootton merchants
were 'asked to make some forecast
for the year's crop and pries.
Without an exception, the buyers
and sellers predicted a crop of
12;000,000to 14,000.000 bales to
be ginned this year in the ootton
belt. When asked to give some
definate answer- as to why they
figured the crop to be so muoh
smaller than the one last year.
they gave various reasons. Ooe
man stated that the orop would
not reach 12.000,000 bales, and
that a orop of that sire meant
that the prioe would join the up
ward movement and go to 15
cents or over. He. stated that
he nad been study ug the condi
tions of the cotton belt and found
them very unfavorable to the rais-
i m a Knmnaf AVAti s K a at
He gave as his reasons that the
eastern part of the o tton belt bad
soffared heavily from the rains of
the season peat and that the stalks
ere sappy nd runted. The orop
of cotton is later than it should
be and that he is of the opinion
that an early frost may catch the
orop In the westean section of
the belt, he said there had been a
scarcity of rain and that the crop
was Buffering from that reason.
He expressed a firm belief that
the price would resoh 15 ooutB a
pmnd for spots in the fall, and
that if the conditions got any
worse, the price may rfaoh that
of 1904 when it went to 16.65.
Charlotte O server.
Stats or Ohi ), City f
Tolkoo. Lucas Coubty
Frank J. Cheney makes oath
that he is senior partner of the
firm of F. J. Cheney & Co . doing
business in the City of Toledo,
Oounty and State aloresaid, and
that said firm will pay the sum
of ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS
for each and every case of Catarrh
that cannot be cured by the use
of Hali'i Catatrh Cure
FRANK J. CHENEY.
. Sworn to before me and sub
scribed in my presence, this 6tb
day of December, A. D 1886
A. W. Glkasok.
(Soil.) NutabY Public,
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken in
ternally, and acta difeotly on the
blood and muooos surfaces of the
system.- : Send for testimonials
tree. .! Vm " .
F. J. Chxxxy & Co , Toledo, O, -
Sold bv All Driurxiata. 75o.
TakaHAU'a FamUj Fills) for
t . v ' - ' ' .. . .. . '
Boost, boost von Ban-headed hen.
I Make the uoigj of a mule, not
Tell all within your Darow spaoe
That," like air fast men, you'll
And drive to want any old place.
quieter, more sober
Don't with you
- yonr spleen
agree, show not
And with avarice turn with envy
n green, .
For "boosting is the prcdiga s
It may be alright for a Texas
To raise a rough houae and
But if some oce does not
It's no reason wliy all should
have their due.
Thie, an era for . the sway of
Sotof p t-huut rs rattlii g chains,
N)t of vandal h.rd s crossing
Nor yet of braym? aBga'witb hot
nt in a ccttage is sub-
Compared .with the
ud ... lib . uuy lor a dim.
Vet 'hi;b th g d Prfgrets,
mi or m men ewhie
Yi6 I'ocst. boost, boost all the
cbi-f end of man is to gain
Or fqneal like a' pig, if you're
Booatrs may come and boosters
And mush room growtha mak
quite a show,
But still there are some who real
ly do know,
That all true progresa makes haate
Editors Elaet Officers aid Adjaari.
Morehead City, July 25 The
business session of the North
Carolina Press Association closed
today, but the mem ber a will in-
veatigate the dvantges . of- the
inland waterway oannel tomor
row, going to Newbern. This
morning a business session was
held and James H. Cliue of The
Asbeville Citizen was unanimous
ly elected president, Seoretary
J. R. Sherrill was re-elected for
the twenty-fifth time, and this
year will ronnd out a service to
the association of a qaarter of a
The other cfficals elected were :
Vice president, W. O. Ham
mer of Asheboro; A. J Corner of
Rich Square, and D. L St. Clair
of Sauford, secretary and
treasurer; historiau, H. B De
priest of Shelby; orator, J. B.
Fames of High Point,, poet,
Howard A . Banks of Bukory.
Executive committee, H. A Lon-
dou, PittsborV, R. R. Clark.
Ssatetville; H. B. V truer Lex
iugtou; R. M. Philips, Greens
boro; D.T. Edwards, Kinston
Hiaif Rtias do 6rut Dioigi.
Pittsburg, Joly 25. -When
dwu spread its slight over west
ern Pennsylvania, eastern Ohio
and west Virginia this morning
it revealed to thousands of flood
sufferers an expanse of disolation,
touohed here and there with ugly
shadows of tremendous financial
lose and heavy death toll . Early
today there had been received in
Pittsburg reports that, if verified,
will bring the total death list in
tne tnrae tide-amittea states up
to three score.
. The roll of fatalities early to
day was :
Uniontown, Pa , 14 drowned
Smock, Pa., located in Red
Stone valley, 14 reported drown
Grindstone, Pa., 12 minnera re
ported drowned. v
At WheeHng, W. V., 8 dwwned.
At Jemont, Pa , four mine
At Ellen wood, ; Pa., H. L
King, wife and child drowned.
- At New Martinsville, six re
Monogab, W. Va., two drowned.
Fairmont W. Va., two drowned.
Of this list of 61 fatalities it
bas been possible to account de
finitely for 28. Those who are
at TJnionti wn, Wheeling," Ellen,
wood, Fairmont and Monongakv
HQ OF THE ALLEHS G0IYI6TE0.
Tbrn Uen li It Trlea mi Two Met Yit
CtSgM. : -
WytheviUe.' Va.. July St.
Claude Allen, one of theHillsville
outlaws, was today oqnvicted of
murder in the first degree for the
killing of Commonwealth.'s At
torney Williun M. Foster At a
former trial he was found guilty
of murder in the second degree
for the killing of Judge Thorntdn
lie ii the second one of the Al
len clan to be .convicted of first
degree murder, hit father, Floyd
Allen, beiug th other.
Wbeu he learned that br murt
pay the penalty for bii crimf- in
the electrio chair, the preouer
oroke down and wept bitterly. ,as
did also his fianoep who was with
him in the court room. It was
the fiist time he had displayed
the least sign of emotion since
hia trial began.
While the jury was considering
its verdict,, Sidna Edwards aud
Victor and Frijl Allen wete
brought into the court rom .in
ordtr that a motion' might be
made for a change of venue. On
motion of the Commonwealth1 a
venire of seventy-five will be
summoned from Bedford oounty
for the next trial . The Common
wealth also wished to have the
three remaining oases consolida
ted, but the defense would net
agree, aud it was decided to try
Friel Alleo next. The trial will
begin August 14 and will be on
the indictment charging the mur
der of William M. Foater, the
same indictment upon which
Claude and Floyd Al!en have been
louna gu'iiy oi nrst aegrro mur
der. Sentenoe was not passed on '
Claude Allen in order that he
might teatify in the other cat.
The man hunters who have been
searching for Sidna Allen aod
Wesley Edwards since the Hills-
ville court room tragedy March
14, last, have demanded and re
ceived a settlement from the
State cf Virginia for their ser
For weeks the detectives scour
ed the mountains of Carroll coun
ty at great cost raiding nnmer-
oua nouses watonug tne move
ments of individaab, searching
caves, and doing all things else
that are done by the successful
man-hunter. Bases of operation
were established and maintained
at heavy cost. Sidna Edwards
was the first of the gang to sur
render. Claude Swanson Allen
surrendered at point of & gnn,
aud Friel rurrendered at hia
father's home, where he had re
turned ill and hungry after roam
i g through the mountains for
But Sidna Allen and Wesley
Edwards are still at large, and
despite inquires made in every
part of the country, no definite
due seems to have been obtained.
The fugitives have been reported
from almost every part of- the
ooautry, but ia apim of tnu,
moy of the residents cf Carroll
county are firm in the belief that
fie two meik so much wanted are
still hiding in the mountaiua of
lit Qnrctsb RHIbUb.
The Overcash re-union will be
held at St. Enoch's ohurch',
Enochvilte, Wedteiday, August',
7th. All the connections of the
Overoash tribe are cordially in
vited to come out and spend a
day getting acquainted and en
joy an outing. Bring along any
data or family h;story that oi
may have and don't forgeta basket
well Hilled with eats. A grand
time is expeoted. Some interest
log speeches will be had, C. D
Overoash, of Glass, is secretary.;
Conoord, Mooresville and States
ville papers please Copy.
Firctrt iKtltiltt. ...
Farmers institutes will be held
next month in Rowan as follows f
Rockwell, Friday, AuRuet 2. -
China Grove, Saturday, Au
gust 8. , ' '. '4 . ' '" "
Mt. Uila. Thursday, Auguat 8.
. Woodleaf, Tuesday, August 18x