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THE MEBANE LEADER
AND RIGHT THE DAY MUST WIN, TO DOUBT WOULD BE DISLOYALTY, TO FALTER WOULD BE SIN.
MEBANE, N.C., THUBSDAY/ JULY 27 1911
personal and local briefs
people WflO COME AND GO
of interest Gathered by
(). Hawley of Chrrlotteis
visiting her son Rev. F. M. Hawley,
liulii’ations of the recent election in
Texas that the State has gone wet
Kpv B. F. Hurley left Tuesday for
a brief visit to hia old home at Wad«-
vilie Montgomery County.
Mrs. S G. Morgan and children left
Ihursilay last for Mt Vernon Spring?
where they will spend a while.
Mr and Mrs. C. J. Kee and children
left Thursday for Mt Vernon Springs
where they will spend a while.
Mr, and Mrs. Claud Wilkeraon of
Burlington spent Saturday night and
f^unday with Mr. Wilkeraona parents
Mr. anil Mrs. L. 0. Wilkerson.
Mr. C. C. Smith broke dirt for the
foundation of his new store on Monday.
He has ordered the brick and will
begin the work of construction at
Mrd L. S. Sheep and daughter
Paulene who have been visiting Mrs.
F. M. Hawley left Monday for their
home at KUzebeth City.
Nelson Thompson who has been with
the Steel Range Company in South
Carolina has returned to his home South
The Editor, and entire Leader force
wishes to tender their thanks to the
ladies of the Presbyterian church for a
very generous spread of chicken, ham,
(iekles, cake, and ice cream on the
evening of the Farmers Institute. It
was highly appreciated.
We Need the Dollar*
Send us in your subscription. We
have many names that are behind, you
ought to know if your s is on the list.
You can remember how much you have
paid on subscription. The Leader is
one doUar a year in advance. Send us
one dollar and let us put your name in
our next weeks honor roll. We need
Increase of $1,027,000 in^
Alamance Taxable Values.
The new assessment of taxable values
in Alamance cjjunty shows an increase
over last year's assessment of approxi
Some of us had something to say of
the way the democrats voted on the
lumber schedule at the time, but
mighty little attention was paid to it.
It was not quite time to give atten
tion to it then.
When Noah was a bov he walked
around town and listened to the people
lie on the Editor, when he knew the
Editor was the o'jly person in town
that was working for the town without
pay. His mother reproved him for it,
she said don’t you know that the people
who talk about the EJditor are working
their jaws without pay, and then Noah
Nelson-Cooper Lumber Co. change
ad this week. This firm can supply
you with anything in the building line.
Oont fail to see them.
Mrs. J. H. Gilliland and daughters
Misses Linnie, Edna and
ikeensboro ^re spending a week at
Tapt. George Mebane’s.
Tuesday was a great day in Meba e
with the farmers. They seemed to have
a good time and everybody was glad to
Good Road Train.
Amick Has a New
Mebane Store Co. are making some
tremendeous reductions in all summer
goods, such as low cut shoes, summer
‘lothing, hats and light weight dress
Miss Margaret Clegg Grahams
popular Miliner | is making a 30 per
t ent cut on all hats. If you need any
thing in her line this is a good time to
The Southern Special Road Improve
ment train will stop at Graham 8:30
in the morning of July Slsf at Hills
boro on the same date, at 2 P.
goes to Chapel Hill August 1st
At each stop free lectures and
onstrations will be conducted by two
road experts of the United States De
partment of Agsiculture, Messrs. D. H.
Winslow and W. N. Fairbanks, ass-
P^pp^g '^^isuedby a representative of the Land
and Industrial Department of the
Southern Railway. Two coaches of
the train are filled with exhibited pic
tures and working models. The Sou
thern Railway is handling this train
without charge to the government in
order that the people along its lines
may have the opportunity to receive
the valuable information as to road
builking which it affords.
Mr. John L. Amick, one of the popu
lar mail carriers for Mebane has got an
automobile t* carry his rout with. It
is a Sears Roebuck machine very snb-
stantialy built, and seems well adapted
to the purpose for which he i« using it.
Mr. Amick has not got the hang of it
entirely, but is learning qiyte rapidly
The first day he used it, it tried to go
in the stable with him, and sometimes
it tries to run in the creek with him.
One trouble he has is to make the
thihg stand until he can collect his
mail. .He carriei out a good stout
manilla rope Tuesday morning. He
said he would tie the dinged thing to a
tree if it did not stop trying to run off
and leave him. He is stinng up some
“coniptions" among the farmers on
his rout. One farmer took to the
woods, and his wife run in the barn,
but she immerged time enough to tell
Amick that if her husband was not
back by noon, she would have her gun
for him the next morning, and uncle
Sam might have to make a hurry call
for one of his supplies. Amick’s auto
mobile is putting ginger in everything j
on his rout, horses and mules go over
the fense in hast, that never went
that way before. There is a wild time
on Rfd 4 Mebane.
Resolution of Respect.
Whereas God in his infinite wisdom
has been pleased to remove from our
midst our faithful and fceloved pastor,
the Reverend M. M. McFarland; there
fore be it-
Resolved 1. That in the deat^of our
beloved pastor the North Alamance
Circuit has sustained a great loss and
we, as members, do hereby exnreis our
deepest sense of the same.
Resolved 2. That wWle bowing in
humble submission to the divine will
we can but lament the death of one
who by his gentleness of spirit and
consecration to his Master’s service
had won for himself a place in our
hearts and impressed us as a true
servant of Jesus Christ.
Resolved 3. That we do hereby ex
press our sincere appreciation for his
faithful service among us.
Resolved 4. That we extend to the
bereaved family our deepest sympathy
and commend them to the Healer of
the broken heartel;
Resolved 5. That a copy of these
resolutions be spread upon the minutes
of our Quarterly Conference, a copy be
sent to the bereaved family, and a
copy be sent to the Raleigh 'Christian
Advocate, to the North Carolina
Christian Advocate, and to tjie Mebane
Leader for publication.
W. B. York
A. M. Cook
H. F. Moore
Mebane, Rfd. No. 1.
Miss Mary Mebane left Friday on a
visit to relatives at Madison.
A bead line in the
says a man by the
father in law of
given six months in
name of Rochelle
Brodie Duke was
court Saturday in
He took an ai>peal.
Mr. 0. F. Crowson of Burlington
was here Tuesday to the Farmers
Institute, and rnade an excelent talk.
Where Crowson learned fo much about
farming is puzzling his friends.
Mr. Billy Miles who operated the
Mebane Warehouse year before last
who now lives in Danville was here
Tuesday at the Farmers Institute
shaking hands with the boys.
Rev. C. J. Edwards attended the
annual meeting of the Junior Order at
Spray last week. He reports that it
was decided at this meeting to hold
the next annual meeting at Mebane in
the year 1912.
A (Treat cut price sale will be inaug-
rated at Holmes-Warren Store Friday
Auaust 4th. They are preparing to j
make it tne sensation of the season
See ad this week. Prices and jMirti-
culara will be given in next week’s
Brown-Belk Co., of Greensboro
change their advertisment in this weeks
* eader. This is a very reliable firm,
»^eep a nice stock of dry goods, notions,
r^'ady made clothing, ladies dress goods,
shoes and hats, always sell reasonable.
Mr. J. T. Terrell who has been ill
for the past 5 months, Iws surficiently
recovered to be at the Farmers Insti
tute Tuesday. He called at the L«ader
office to renew his subscription. He
he does not see how he could get
along without the Leader.
t'has. H. borsett of Greensboro tha
proprietor of the “Ladles store” is
•^‘ffenng a nice line of ladies light
^6>ght dres.s go ids, ready to wear
•ummer suits and other seasonable
Koods at tremendeous discount. Don't
the Leading store. See ad
The Mebane Drug Co., received
handsome new soda fountain the
past week It is one of the very latest
Pattern, a model of convenience and
^®uty. All of the parts hare not
set up yet, but enot^h to serve
delicious fluids and cream dispensed
this popular Drug Store.
-Stone and Co., the leading dry
8ooda house of Durham changes their
^dvertiament in to days Leader. This
*■>« carrys an elegant lina of every-
i»ng for ladies to wear selected with
« moat artistic taste and discretion.
*hd for samples. Express paid on $5
^fohases or more. Railroad fair paid
h Ways from Haw River, Mebane,
I, ^f'd Hillsboro for purchases of
*^“or more goods.
May buy the Murry Farm
Mr. Eugene Ebbert and Mr. Linville
and son of Winston-Salem were in
Mebane last Friday. They had driven
over from Burlingrton in a private con
vey once in company with Mr. J. P.
Albright of Burlington, Messrs. Ebb
ert and Linville came over to Mebane
to look over the Murry farm two
miles west of Mebane recently per-
chased by Mr Z. D. Mumford, perhaps
with a view of purchase.
If these gentleman should effect a
perchase of the place it is likely they
would engage extensively in
raising, a business that has
promise in it just now.
The Book Club.
The Thursday After-noon Book Club
was most charmingly entertained by its
popular President Miss Fanny Murphey
Mebane July 20 1911 from four to six
While the guests were arriving the
hostess rendered several beautiful
First there was a contest on the
'“Names of Roses” the prize, a
beautiful boquet of pink roses was
won by Mrs. Willie Kerr Scott of
Winston, N. C.
Then followed an exciting search for
18 Foreign cities by very striking
illustrations. A dainty ice course was
served by Miss Sue Mebane and the
Mrs. W. K. Scott of Winston, N. C.,
was guest of honor. Members present;
Miss Alice Fowler, Mrs. L. S.
Straughan, Mrs. S. A. White, Mrs.
Walter Malone, Mrs. W. O. Warren,
Miss Mary E. Scott, Miss Margaret
Chandler, Miss Lenorah Harris, Miss
Jennie Lasfey, Miss Margie Scott,
Miss Mary White, Miss Sue Mebane
and Miss Lillie Fowler.
At the next meeting which will be
with Miss Mary Ed. Scott, August 3rd
1911 from 4 to 6 each member is
requested to be ready to decide on the
new books for the coming year.
Miss Myrtle Moses of Burlington No.
1 is visiting her sister Mrs. D. M.
Master Charles Tarpley of Graham
is visiting J. F. Garrison.
Mrs. C. G. Maynard is spending a
few days on Watson, No. 1.
Messrs L. A Gibson of Durham and
J. H..Gibson of Mebane spent Sunday
Mr, and Mrs. J. S. Foster of Union
Ridge spent Thursday at J. W. Rays.
Mr. P. B. Tate who has been in
Florida for some time came home Fri
day looking as usual.
Mrs. G. W. Womble of Rocky Mt is
visiting her sister Mrs. M. A. Gibson.
Mrs. T. C. Johnston of Burlington is
spending a few days with Mrs. J. S.
Mr. W. C. Gibson of Goldsboro came
home Friday very ill, but glad to report |
is doing fairly well. |
Mrs. A. E. Patton spent one day last
week with her father Mr. J. F. King
of Burlington Rfd. No. 3.
J. T. McAdams of Mebane was
stepping high on No. 1 last week.
Miss Ida Deavers of Greensboro is
visiting at T. A. Evans.
Mr. and Mrs, R. B. Terrell and child
ren of Gieensboro visited W. A. Terrell
Sunda3[, Mr. Terrell returned Sunday
evening leaving Mrs. Terrell for a few
R. L. Ray atty of Selma spent a few
days last week with Mrs. J. W. Ray.
Wheat threshings are about over on
No. 1 to our sorrow.
Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Gibson visited J.
A. Pstton of Haw River No. 1 last
Would like to see that bridge put in
near Madison Crawfords that the old
board ordered last October. Certainly
think that the patrons of this road are
beincr badly neglected as it is almost
impossible to get over.
State Association of
The State Association of County
Commissioners of North Carolina will
hold their fourth annual convention at
Ashville,North Carolina on August 16th
1911. The indications are that this
will be the largest meeting «ver held,
practically all the counties in North
Carolina will be represented. The
State Association was organized at the
Atlantic Hotel, Morehead City, N. C.,
August, 1908. It was authorized by |
the Legislature at its session of 1909.
The second meeting was held at
Wrightsville Beach August, 1909, the
third meeting at Charlotte August 1910.
Qi’esiions of vital interest to the
State will be discussed at the Ashe
President; C. E^Foy, New Bern, N. C.
First District-J. W. Evans, Tyner,
N. C. Second District—R. J. Shields,
Windsor, N. C. Third District-J. H.
Bell, Pollocksville, N. C. Fourth
District-D. T. Johnson, Raleigh, N.
C. Fifth District-W. C. Tucker,
Pleasant Grove, N. C. Sixth District-
J. W. Carter, Maxton, N. C. Seventh
District-W. C. Long, Unionville, N.
C. Eight District-P. B. Beard, Salis
bury, N. C. Ninth District-W. M.
Long, Charlotte, N. C. Tenth District-
E. W. Patterson, Asheville, N. C.
BORED INTO A VOLGAND
Shoots Lava And Rocks
From the Bowels of the
List of Letters
Remaining unclaimed at this office
for the week ending July 22nd 1911.
1 Letter for Mr. W. H. Clark
1 “ Mrs. Barbra E. Fuller
1 “ “ Miss Robena Miles
1 P. C. for Mr. Henery Haith
1 “ “ Sudie Thompson.
These letters will be sent to the
Dead Letter Office August 5, 1911, if
not called ^or before.
In calling for the above please say
“Advertised” giving date of ad. list.
S. Arthur White, P. M.
Duke and Reynolds Retire
At the annual meeting of the stock
holders of the Virginia-Carolina Chem
ical Company held at Jersey City last
week, J. N. Wallace, T. S. Young and
J. A. Long were elected directors,
succeeding James B. Duke, R. J. Rey
nolds and W. N. Reynolds, retired.
The other directors were re-lected. It
was decided to sell $2,000,000 worth of
unissued preferred stock. From re
ports transmitted, the general busmeas
of the company was shown to be in
A phenomena v hich puzzled scientists
and oil experts presented itself in the
humble oil fields, when a well dug
1,200 feet blew out with a terrific gas
explosion near Galveston, Texas last
week. This was not an unusual feature
nor was the spouting of water, but
three hours later, with a deafening
roar, which was heared for many miles,
the hole in the ground began belching
what appears to be lava and molten
lead or red-hot iron, locks the size of
goose eggs and sulphurous gases and
a strange dust which covered trees.
The rocks and lava were shot in the
air about 100 feet, and, after a per
formance for more than one hours, in
which the erup ion gradually decreased,
the ground near the hole began to sink
extending nearly 400 feet in diameter.
Many of the oil field workers resid
ing nearby are preparing to move be
fore the s.nking ground claims their
properity. The oil volcano has ceased
emitting everything but gas but much
uneasiness is felt.
Scientists declare the explosion must
have extended into the bowels of the
earth at least 1,000 or perhaps 2,000
feet below the bottom of the 1,200-feet
well to have brought forth these heated j ourself*
substances and iron of meteor formation.
Mr. Henry Jordan of Hillsboro was
in Efland on business last Thursday.
Miss Minnie Murray spent Friday
night with her friend Miss Annie Jordan.
Messdames Low, Dudley, and George
Thompson and Miss Lettie Thompson
spent last Thursday in Durham.
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Boggs and two
children are visiting Mrs. Talitha Boggs.
Mrs. Jennie Poe accompanied by her
grandchildren Lucy, Annie and Banner
Latcham left here Friday for Man
Miss Maud Efland is spending some
time with her friend Miss Bessie Taylor
at Faison, N. C.
D. E. Forrest, Post Master and wife
returned to their home in Efland Sun
day after an extended trip through
several Western States.
C. L. Boggs of Lime Rock is at
home for a few days being called here
on the account of the sickness ot his
brother Frank who is suffering from
an attack of appendicitis.
Messrs Gattis Horner, Dud Thomp-*
son and John Baity attended the funeral
of Mr. Bun Christmas at Hillsboro
Mr. Ole Aulbert and Miss Sudie
Miller of Mebane called at J. R. Fitz
Patricks Sunday evening.
Messrs Low and George Thompson,
Marvin and Tom Prate and Vestal
Mayes took in the base ball at Hills
boro Saturday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. William Fitch and
children of Hillsboro visited at W. P.
Will Thompson of High Point is at
home for a few days.
Miss Stella Miles left last week for
Durham and Oxford for a few days
visit before returning to her home in
Messrs Charlie Brown and Harry
Fitzpatrick attended singing at Lebanon
last Friday night.
Miss Maggie Hayes and little brother
have returned to their home in Bur
lington after a pleasant visit at Mr.
Charlie Taylors. We suspect Miss
Maggie made a lasting impression on
some of our “City” boys.
Miss Annie Jordan and Mr. Vestal
Mayes called on lAr. Trents family
Mrs. Sarah J. Rice is very sick
with complication of diseases at the
home of her son in-law W. P. Riley.
Miss Nannie Aulbert of Mebane is
attending the bed side of her mother
Mr. and Mrs* George Merritt of
Chapel Hill is visiting Mrs. John Riley
sister of Mrs, Merritt,
Mr. Hamilton of Raleigh was in
Efland last week looking over real
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Squires and child
ren visited Mrs. Squires mother Mrs.
T. Boggs last week.
We regret to leam of little Miss
Cassie McCadams sickness at her home
Mrs. C. A. Boggs and lictle daughter
Grace spent last Friday night at J. B.
Old Mrs. Polly Durham died at her
home near Efland last Saturday morning
and was buried at Cool Springs Sunday
P. M. 3:30 o’clock. She leaves two
sons and two daughters to mourn their
Miss Sula Pratt of Norlina is spending
a few days with her mother Mrs.
The Farmers institute.
There was a very good attendance of
farmers their wives sons and daughters
at the Farmers Institute.
There was some splendid addresses
and much interest taken in the work.
The Woman Institute also attracted
much attention. Mrs. Howell, and
others made excelent talks. The
demonstration work in the Womens}
“A Great Speech*’
“It was our privilege, while in Wash
ington last Monday, to hear the great
speech of Senator Simmons, in oppo
sition to the Republican party measure
know as the Canadian Reciprocity Bill,
which is supported by many Democrats
in the Senate.—So says the fkiitor of
the Twin County Echo, Rocky Mt, N. C.
“Our senior senator spoke for three
Institute was very interesting,
gratifying fact that farmers are giving
so much more attention to advance
ideas in refrence to farming. They
are trying to inform them selvM as to
the best methods of ■ preparing land,
improving the soil, and cultivating their
We feel that much credit is due Mr.
Chas. F. Cates of this section of the
county for his interest in the Institute
work. He is a faithfull laborer in the
field of agricultural progress, giving
much of his time and means to help
his fellow farmfrs to a higher conception
of the posibilities, and advantages
of the farmer.
It was an ideal day, a nice rain the
evening before had lay^ the dust and
the temperature had cooled off very
Orange Qrove Items.
It has been raining local showers but
we are still dry at this writing, and
crops are cut short.
A good number of our young people
attended the “Quaker meeting” in
Southern Alamance Sunday.
Miss Minnie Rankin of Greensboro is
visiting Miss Recie Crawford and Miss
Mr. Roy Cates, a pill roller of Con
way, S. C. is visiting his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. L. M. Cates. Mr. Cates had
business in Burlington Saturday and
Sunday and we will explain next week.
Mr. J. W. Howard who ^ is one of
uncle Sam’s boys in tfa^ Post-office nt ’
Raleigh is spending his vacation at
home. Orange County boys will come
The family of Mr. Clarence Cates of
Burlington is spending a few days with
Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Cates.
Orange Grove is well represented in
the Teachers Institute at Hillsboro
which has been in session two weeks.
Six of Orange Grove’s farmers stud
ents being in attendance.
We have never lost faith in Orange
Grove and never expect to, and we
hope to see the time come in the near
future when those causes which debar
the progress of the school at present
will be forever elimanated. We refer
specifically to gossip.
It is a during the greater part of
the time, was under fire from some
half dozen of the ablest Democrat
Senators, |Who were attacking his
Democracy and endeavorii^ to con
fuse him. It looked like a concerted
and premeditated attack and an at
tempt to impeach the Senator’s Dem
ocracy on the part of the ultra-pro-
gresrive Democrats. Among the Demo
cratic Senators who attacked him were
Kem, of Indiana; John Sharp Wil
iams, of Mississippi; Stone and Reed
Disagreeing with Mr. Simmons as
we do on many things, it was yet par
ticularly gratifying to us to observe
the manner in which he handled him
self under vicious attack, and the
ability and cool courage with which he
defended himself and position. It
was worthy of note, too, that in not a
single instance did he descend from
the high plane of battle that so well
becomes a member of that great body.
He yielded not at all to the insidious
invitations and temptations provided
for him for to throw mud. In every
instance, he took care of himself, and
not a single thrust penetrated his
armor. The attack failed, whatever
its object was and whoever was be
hind it. The Senator emerged from
the contest with accumulated laurels
and with the honors of war.
“The attack on Senator Simmons un
der such circumstances is to be deplored
and will react on his assailant who
were thoroughly discomfited by their
failure to break the force of his speech
or successfully impeach his party
regularity. The people know too well
the Senator’s eminent services to Dem
ocracy, and fidelity and courage under
all conditions, to countenance such
“When you 'come to think of it, it
required a ^high order of courage and
independence for Senator Simmons to
vote on the Lorimer case and on the
other matters that have given opportu
nity for attack, according to his honest
sentiments, when the country was howl
ing for the other side, and this just on
the eve of the Senatorial primary in
this State. Those who know him best
say that the courage displayed by Mr.
Simmons in these matters is in all
respects characteristic of him A
demagogue or a time-server would have
; trimmed his sail to meet the prevailing
winds. Senator Simmods refused to so
forfeit his independence and self-respect
Alice Pratt and attening
Jack Baity and Charley Brown
attended the game of ball down at
Eno Saturday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. James Durham of
Durham came up Saturday evening to
attend the funeral of their gra ndmother |
Mrs. Pojly Durham.
The many friends of Rev. Homer
Casto who went to Ashville some time
ago will be glad to learn of the im
provement in his health. We hope to
have Rev. Casto with us again soon.
Jay Bird‘S where art thou? Blue eyes
Touch me not, Billie, Hobble Skirt and
others come again, we get lonely by
Rev.Robert Watkins Hines
Dies At Home ot Brother.
Rev. Robert Watkins Hines, pastor
of the Presbyterian church at Clear
Water, Fla., died at Reidsville while on
a visit to his brother, H. W. Hines.
The minister’s funeral was conducted
frc»n the Presbyterian church Saturday
after-noon, and the remains were buried
in Greenview cemetery. He was
pastor of several churches in the Orange
Presbytery and the presbytery of Albe
marle before going to Florida, and
Dr. Craig, who conducted the funeral
services, spoke feelingly of the estimate
in which he held the deceased minister.
The deceased was about 52 years old
and is survived by his wife and one
small son, four brothers^ and two sis
ters. He had been voted a vacation
by his congregation in Florida and
came to North Carolina for a visit.
Two weeks ago he preached in Milton
and came to Reidsville a few days later
fora visit. The death was unexpected,
although he had been very unwell for
We are told that Mr. Hines did
pastorial work in this section of Ala
mance, and was regarded as a most
If you did rot g^t what you wanted
that was good to eat at Mebane Tues
day at the Farmers Institute it was not
the ladies fault.
Would Better Fill
FOR SALE 1 saw mill and plainer and
50 acres of land, all in good condition,
apply to L. G. Wilkerson,
Mebane, N. C,
Mot That Bad.
Dobby was showing off his baby.
"Think he looks like me. Slithers?”
“Well—no,” said Slithers, looking
at the youngster critically. He’s a
queer-looking cuss, but I shouldn’t go
so far as to say he looks like you.”—
Sallie C. Martin living near Ashville
wants to leave her husband after a
stay of twenty years. We wonder if
Sallie has been offeteded an affinity by
Booth Tarkington was talking
Indianapolis about the stage.
“There were two actresses in an
early play of mine,” he said, “both
beautiful, but the leading actress was
thin. She quarreled one day at re-
heaival with the other lady, and she
ended the quarrel by saying haught
“Remember, please, that I am the
*‘ ‘Yes, I know you’re the star,’ the
other retorted, eyeing with an amused
smile the leading actress’ long, slim,
figure, ‘but you’d look better, my dear,
if you were a little meteor.’ ’’—Wash
Senate Adopts The Recip
rocity Measure By Good
The reciprocal trade agreement
between the United States and Canada,
embodied in the reciprocity bill that
proved a storm center in two sessions
of Congress, passed the Senate with
out amendment July 22 by a vote of
53 to 27, A_majority of Republicans
voted against it. Of the 53 votes for
it 32 were Democratic and 21 Repub
licans; of* the 27 against, 24 were
Republicans and 3 Democrats.
This action settled the whole Cana
dian reciprocity question so far as
Congress is concerned, and save for
executive approval and the Canadian
Parliament’s ratification, made tlie
pact the law of the land.
Well Mr. Elditor, and readers guess
you think 1 am dead, but glad to say
such'is not the case.
Crops m this section are looking very
well since the rain come.
Miss Bessie Wil»on of Burlington is
visiting relatives on Watson No. 1.
Miss Ruth Biowning returned from
a visit to Greensboro Saturday, Miss
Nellie Thomas came home with her
to spend a while, guess some one is
real glad now, they have been looking
Quite a number of young people at
tended an ice cream supper Saturday
night July 22, at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. J, P. Pace on Mebane No. 1. It
was given in honor of their guest Miss
Alma Latta of Durham, every one
seemed to enjoy it fine.
Several of Mr.J. W. Tingen’s friends
visited him Sunday afternoon, they al
so visited his watermellon patch too.
Mrs. Alice Mayhan of Buriington No.
3, and Miss Nannie Boland of Watson
|a visiting at Mr. J. W. Fausetts.
• Best wishes for the Leader.
Senator Smith Protests
Against Predlctipn ot
Size of Crop.
Charging an illegal action against
the crop reporting bureau of the De
partment of Agriculture, in that they
liad made a prediction July 3 as to
what would be the size of the cotton
crop for the season of 1911-1912, Senator
Smith of South Carolina Thursday last
warmly protested against such action
in a speech in the Senate, and said the
effect had been to injuriously affect
the cotton market. The paragraph of
the crop report to which Senator Smith
objected declared “The acreage of
cotton this year is about 35,000,000.
The condition (88.2 as compared to a
ten-year average of 80 per cent)
indicates a probable yield of 202.8
pounds per acre, which on 34,000,000
acres—allowing one million acres for
abandonment—would mean 6.895,000,-
000, or about 14,425,000.” bales
USED TO DEPRESS PRICES.
“A cotton crop of this size would be
most extraordinary, ” said Mr. Smith,
“and the prediction that this year's
crop would reach such a total has al
ready been used by the bear operators
on the New York cotton exchange to
depress the price of cotton futures.’*
He said it made no difference in the
effect of the bureau’s estimate, that
it was a mere guess, since croo con
ditions were changing weekly and would
ont inue to chaise until the crop was
“This guess carriad with it official
sanction, official weight, and was,
therefore, calculated to have vastly
more effect upon the market than any
private guess could have,” said Mr.
WILSON ADMITS ILLEGAITY.
He told of an interview with Sec
retary Wilson, who admitted that the
act was illegal and promised thatit
should not occur again.
Excursion from Greensboro Wednea*
day next August 2 leaving at 7 o’ck>cl(
P. M. for Norfolk, |3,65 for round trip.