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TI1K FARMERS INSTITUTE. I
nili"'1',,!hrl Koprosenlntlvos Pres
et -V i : I Topics Discussed a
1 urn" Iub Organized;
The Karmer'a Institute of Mt.
pjeHs;i n Cnlurrus county, is. (j
n;tr )v 25, 1S9G. Commissioner
l, :t rson was present, and by
hl, rf!i M G G Sch-rer
0p,.pl the meeting with prayer,
,ft; Mr. Patterson proceeded
f,,t . :!r the Institute by asking
t) e ar.'.' i' nee to select a chairman
crotary. T A Moser, Esq.
V?h1 chairman and G 1) Bar
r, secretary, after which a com
on 'iOratnme wa3 appointed
ciu-irman, which are: GE
- J W Foil, tt A Smith and
. : :'utter:-on then proceeded to
1 .:j the law and mace some im
pcrti'.r.t remarks on the subject of
.nuiwg after -which tne Institute
r -ce ss to meet at 1 o'clock.
'truoon session was called
u oriler by the president after
- the committee on programme
ie;orted the following subjects for
i). cn sicn, yiz : 1st, Work of the
Abi cultural Department; 2nd
,rk of the Agricultural and Me
chanical college: 3rd, How to keep
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oum.UKD, N. C, MONDAY. NOVEMBER 30. 1896.
:r Lflli ficui v ashing away and our
toms from being ruined by being
soil from the
ai well os being flooded ; 4th,
t ovauag crops ; 5th, Stock rais.
cf commercial fertilizers.
Dairying feeing called first, Prof.
F E Mmtry opened the subject and
speke at some length, alter which
r.-3f. B Irby, by request, made a
tV.v remarks on the subject.
Many questions were then 23ked
by persona iron the audience, which
sbo-vr-d a deep interest in the work.
Prof. Irby having the floor, pro
Cceded with some very interesting
remarks on the Agrioultural and
Mechanical college. The subject of
tills washing away and filling on
bottom land was then taKea up, and
was discussed at considerable length
by Prof. Irby. The question of
d cp plowing was then called for
5'id Prof. F E Emery led off in the
discussion, followed by Prof. Irby
vi d also by Commissioner Patter
son. This discussion brought forth
many questions from the audience.
Great interest was manifested
among the attendance. Commis
sioner Patterson then gave some
practical ideas as to the use of com
niniai fertilizers, its analysis,
alue, etc, He was followed by
The work of the day now being
eve:, the farmers present proceeded
'' rg tnize a Farmers' Club at once
1'5 fleeting the present chairman
and secretary. A committee was
ai'ToinU'd on organization, consist
ing of Prof. II T J Ludwig, Geo. E
Uuchie and W N Misenheimer.
ite meeting then adjourned, sub
kct to the call of the chairman at
vS John's Agricultural Hall.
Th'r, fnded a very profitable, as well
cooUble, meeting of the reprcsen-
'ivtj fajmera of eastern Cabarrus.
U. D. Barringer, Sec'y,
I'M IKE A t -HLDIS ONE DAY
i r :e laxative Bromo Quinine Tab-1;t-
All druggists refund the
v-ivy if it fails to cure. 2oc. m!4
(iood gentle buggy horse. Will
cheap, W. G. Boshamer.
THE CONVICTS' FRIEND.
H" Hall inifiio iu
i" the Interest of
5Ip S. Griffith
J,nS a Tour
Prison It o form
It will be seen in the following
statement of Baltimore's rioted phi
lanthropiat, Mr. G S Griffith, that
North Carolina has more youthful
criminals than Virginia and South
Carolina both, which is indeed a
black eye to the State:
He is making a tour of the South,
and while in Atlanta told the Jour
nal that he was working in the in,
terest of prison reform and for lha
organization of societies for the
prevention of cruelty to children.
Mr. Griffith is president of the
Maryland Prison Aid Association,
the society for the protection of
children and the industrial home
for colored girls.
He says he found in the Virginia
penitentiary 22S prisoners under 20
years of age. In the South Carolina
penitentiary he found ITS under iiO
years of age and in the North Caro
lina penitentiary he found 473 pris
oners under 20 In that prison he
found 09 under 16 He thinks
there should be retormutcrita for
the young and that better influences
should surround the older prisoners.
"My experience has convinced
me," said Mr. Griffith, "that there
re four necessary factors for the
reformation of criminals labor, ed
ucation, physical strength and re
ligion and these cannot be properly
developed in camp life. Labor as a
reform measure must be of a useful
kind, to teach the prisoner the
proper means of self-aupport after
discharge, and at the same time
make him support himself while in
prison. This is best done in a pen
itentiary which is under careful su
pervision. "Educa'ion is one of the main
factors of reformation; neglected
youth is the greatest cause of crime.
In a criminal camp it is impossible
to give that careful training as well
aa in a permanent prison, with Us
facilities of library, teachers and
ministers of the gospel. The phy
sical strength of a prisoner is neces
sary to his mental improvement. A
weak, abused physical condition
cannot be but antagonistic to an
improved mental condition.
"Peligious training cannot have
any great effect in criminals leased
out, in camps, with their pernicious
environments. While surrounded
with such influences, they will not
realize the all-comforting poer of
religion, but beccn. j more hardened
and antagonistic to society.
"The proper prison buildings, the
careful management and treatment
of criminals, facilities for teaching
them how to work, with conscien
tious, religious and secular educa
tion, have more influence in the
reformation of criminals and the
prevention of ciime than all the
punishments ever devised.
"The education and protection of
children from the ignorant and dis
sipated classes is a study v:orthy all
Christians, The children of today
are the future depraved or respected
citizens. They will either become a
menace and expense to society from
neglect, or a supporter of the laws
and a protection to the community
"Prevention has been held as sub
sidiary to the repression; but, instead
of being a mere secondary aid,
shoull be considered the primary
defensive function of society, and
ehould begin with the original
source of crime, both physical and
"All prisons should be considered
more as schools to reform than as
places of punishment, and then, in
stead of being places to learn more
vicious habits, they would becom
teachers of habits of useful iu-jiuh
try, physical training and moral im
provement, and cause a great reduc
tion of the criminal classes."
Mr. Griffith thinks a good law is
one that was put on the Maryland
statute hooka two years ago, giving
judges discretion to suspend sen
tence in cases where young men are
arraigned for first offenses, provided
previous go:cl character id ohown
and there are extenuating circum
stances. Mr, Griffith has been enga ed in
this work 50 years and is 83 years
IIuiItriEjjr ami Loan Sen Scrfw.
The seventeeth series of stock in
the Concord Perpetual Building and
Loan Association will ba open for
first payment Saturday, December
5th, 1S. Call on the Secretary
and Treasurer at Cannons & JFet
zar'B store and subscribe,
d 1 J. P. Allison, President.
II. I. Woodhouse, Sec'ty and Treae.
W. 31. Krooli.s' Lan Suit.
Saturday was a busy day with C
A Pitts, Esquire. Mr. W M Brooks,
principal of Georgeville academy,
has brought suit against J W Wid
enhouee, suing for tuition. The
case is somewhat complicated and
owing to the lack of time on the
part f several important witnesses,
the case was continued until Satur
day, December 2Q-a. It is destined
to be an inttrebting case and one of
much importance to the school
regulations pertaining to transfers
from one district to another.
Cave I'oIIcemeu a Chase.
Saturday afternoon, just after the
performance at Belford's circus, a
group of young men standing on the
outside of the canvass, bent and de
termined on haying "fun," created
considerable excitement when Henry
Bost, one of the party, out with his
knife and ripped the canvass. This
act of degradation infuriated the
circus men and one of then:
chunked a rock at Boat, when the
latter made a break for escape at a
240 gaic with his pal, Madison
Hall, at his heelp. The two men
were chased by the policeman and
several hundred other people for
several blocks, finally being over
taken at the Jim Long plane, ea3t of
church street. Bost submitted to
having done the cutting and the
matter was adjusted by a compro
mise. Madison Hall, who took no
part in the cutting, but who ran
with Bost, was arrested on suspicion
and on being searched, a pistol was
found on his person. Ia default of
a 50 bond he was sent to juil.
Bost and Hall were chums and
are both from No. 11 township.
Burled Saturday Afternoon Without
The mangled remains of Mrs.
Lizzie Bonds, whose terrible death
occurred on the railroad Saturday
at noon, were buried at the Presby
terian cemetery at 5 o'clock on that
day. The unfortunate woman's
relatives turned the corpse over to
Messrs. Dry & Wads worth, the un
dertakers, who conducted the bur
ial without ceremony.
si- - felzcrs
No doubt about if we are batter fixed to
Dlease you in Clothin than we have -nver
5 4'TSi T- r rt
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