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THE MEBANE LEADER
AND RIGHT THE DAY MUST TO DOUBT WOltLD BE DISLOYALTY, TO FALTER WOULD BE SIN.
MEBANE. N.Cm THX^SDAY. SEPTEMBER 14 1911
PERSONAL AND LOCAL BRIEFS
I'EOPLE who come and go
Items of interest Gathered by
Mrs. F. L. White left for Wakefield
I’rof. Braiinoch left for Elon College
Mr. and Mrs. J. A, Smith left for
Mrs. A. M. Snider and two children
spent last week with Mrs, E. Y. Ferrell.
Miss Cappie Craig is back in Mebane
»fte> spending the summer in Ashville.
Mrs, Hattie Scott and little grand-dau
ghter Ruby left Saturday for Kinston
to visit relatives.
Mrs. A. B. Pearce and little son
Author jr. spent Saturday with Mrs.
E Y. Ferrell.
Mr. Ernest Wilkinson was confined
to home limits with illness the past
Luther Corbett of Corbett was here
Sunday. It ia said he was here on bus-
itieas, but not a financial character.
Mr. and Mrs. C, E. Carolls of Dur
ham was here the past week
Mrs. Carollg parents Mr. and Mrs
Mr. Felix Graves has rented the
North half of Mr. J. T. Dicks big
store house for a prize room for to
John Craig a popular Mebane boy
is Lack after spending the summer in
Ashville, to begin the fall and winter
tt'rm at Bingham School here.
The R J. Reynolds Tobacco company
have written here signifing there in-
teiuion of placing a buyer on the Meb-
aiie tobacco market. This making four
1 he Home Furniture Co. invites your
attention to their advertisment which
appears in todays Leader. This is a
new concern, but they will start out
ui)der favorable auspices.A good stock
good managerment and capeable men
At the land sale Saturday, Mr. Tom
Pettigrew offered for sale three lots
on the North east comer of his resi
dent lot. These were bid off at two
hundred and seventy-five dollars, and
three hundred dollars.
It is very gratifying to see that the
railroad is removing the cross ties
and other lumber from the right and
left bank of the railroad in front of the
Leader office. We presume as soon
as this material is taken off the em
bankment will be cut down and the
observation much improved.
Mr. A. M. Cook went to Mount Airy
last Thursday to spend a few days in
that city taking observat'on of a new
Presbyterian church that is being er
ected there with a view of making a
(iuplicgte in the construction of the
Htfw presby tarian chnrch here.
Air. J. N. Warren is arranging for
the construction of a 100 foot by 26
leet 3 story brick prize house on the
North side of Warehouse street some
seventy or eighty feet west of Mr. C.
C. Smiths building. This street is
building up right along and the build
ings are good substantial bricks.
The work began on this building Wed
nesday morning of this week.
Sale of Lots*
The American Reality Company sold
at auction about forty lots ir. the sale
of Mrs. M. E. White’s property ad
vertised to come off Saturday Sept. 9,
This property brought from $15 to $85
each lot, and while the price was not
high it seemed to be satisfactory.
Tnis property is situated between Meb
ane and the Bingham School on the
South side of the railroad and just
east of the Presbyterian church. The
sale has opened up a number of cheap
sites for building homes for people of
moderate means, and this was much
the objectsought by those selling.
3000 Gallons Water Tank
Mr. F. L. White is having the work
on his water works pushed as rapidly
as possible. He has a fifty foot well
dug during the extreme dry weather,
which gives him ordinarly twenty feet
water; this will be carried up to a 3000
gallon tank 30 feet above the ground
driven by a force pump operated by a
two horse power gasoline engine. It
will be splendidly arranged, furnish
ing water under heavy pressure for
Mr. Whites drug store, and for other
parties who will contract for the water.
Death otMiss Callie
Died at her home at Corbett Tues
day September 5th Miss Sarah Callie
Corbett in the 68 year of her age. Miss
Miss Corbett leaves one brother Mr. J.
F. Corbett of Durham, she was an
aunt of Mrs. Brice Warren and Mrs.
J. C. Corbett of Corbett, Caswell Co.
Miss Corbett was kind hearted and
a very useful woman in the community
in which she lived, always lending a
helpful hand whenever she could do
anything to aid in the relief of the
sick, or afflicted. She will be much
missed by those who knew her. The
immediate cause of her death was par
She was laid to rest in the Cooper
gTa\e yard near Ridgeway on Wednes
day the 6th of Sept. Rev. O. J. Denny
of Greensboro officiating at the burial
The I'Yee Premiums.
Don't torget the handsome pictures
we are offering as a free premium to
those who at once pay their subscrip
tion to the .Leader. The pictures is»
worth more than you are asked to pay
WiLL BE AT MBBAINE
Dr. N. Rosensstein will be at Burling
ton next Tuesday and Wednesday Sept:
19th and 20th. at the Burlington Drug
Co. and Thursday at Mebane Sept.21st
at the White house. With him every
detail in fitting the glasses must come
under his personal inspectice. He has
been years intertaining the reputation
as the Optical Leader. If in need of
glasses call to see him. His charges
are very moderate, and work the best
A House Burned.
Mr. J. A. Smith who lives in Soutk
Mebane had the misfortune to loose
hia dwelling by fire Wednesday night
last. The tire was discovered about
eleven o’clock. Mr. Smith is not quite
positive as to how his house caught.
He fortunately saved the moit of his
furniture. We leam he carried an in-
Burance of about $300.
A New Furniture Business
A new furniture business will be op-
encfl up in Mebane in a few days in
the fatore room recently vacated by Mr.
C. Smith. Mr. William Satterfield
will be general manager. The Leader
wishes for the new firm much success
and especially do we commend Mr.
Satterfield, for there is not a cleverer
Ilian lives in Mebane than Will Satter
Burned Tobacco and
Cigarettes on Campus.
With studnets, factlty and citizens
praying and singing, the last stock of
tobacco and cigarettes in Mars Hill,N.
C., was burned on the campus of Mars
Hill College last Friday, as the climax
of an anticigarette crusade conducted
by Rev, C. W. Reece, of Marion, 111.
The college students had adopted reso
lutions calling upon the merchants of
the town to give up the sale of tobacco
and cigarettes and raised money to re
imburse them for their sacrifice stock.
The Alamance County Fair
There I as been extraordinary efforts
made toward making the Alamance
County Fair the most attractive and
interesting even held by the Fair As-
sociatioa We hope that it will be well
patronized. Senator P. M. Simmons
will deliver the opening address on
Tuesday Oct. 3th, Mr. Simmons will
undoubtedly have something to say of
nterest to tHose who hear him. Else
where will be seen the advertisement
of the fair.
A Delightful Reception.
A most delightful ice-cream supper
was enjoyed by the many friends of
Mr. and Mrs, Chas. Cates at their
home on “Swathmore Farm on Satur
day night Sept 9.
The parlor and dining room were at
tractively decorated, yet these moon
light nights are to pretty to be wasted
indoors, and the spacious lawn with its
beautiful shubbery was more prefer
The guests on arriving were imme
diately ushered to the punch-bowl
which was presided over by Mr. Roy
Cates and Miss Annie Lasley carrying
the curtain on which was drawn a large
donkey. Each guest had a trial at
pinning on the “donkeys tail.” The
honor of being nearest correct was
won by Mrs. Hall, the prize being a
silver bladed pearl-handle knife. The
booby was won by little Miss Lillian
Tate. After much merriment the;^
were served with delicious cream and
Everything was perfectly planned
and beautifully executed. Japanse
lanterns added to the beauty of its
The guests took their departure
declaring Mr. and Mrs. Cates enter
taining charming host and hostess.
Orange Qrove Items.
Mr. L. A. Crawford, wife and litUe
son of Mebane were visitors at the
home of Mr. Crawfords’ Sunday,
Mr, Fred Cates and wife of Burling
ton visited his father Mr. Beauregard
Mr. Ernest Reynolds, wife and child
ren of Hillsboro visited relatives near
our school this week.
Farmers are busy pulling fodder, and
prepareing wheat ground, and the
weather is extremely hoL
A number of our young people atten
ded the Baptizing at Bethel Sunday.
The wires for the new telephone line
have been put up from Chaple Hill to
our village and will continue on to Meb
ane and Hillsboro, a large number are
having phones put in.
A great many of our roads are badly
in need of work. The road from Teers’
mill leading east has not had but two
days work with about ten hands done
on it in five years. There is a loose
screw somewhere, and the people will
ftnd it sometime.
A quiet but beautiful ^^““8
mony was solemized on last >» ^
morning September 6th at ten Ov ^ J
at the home of the bride at Mebaib. ’
when Miss Margret Chandler became
the bride of Mr. Jesse Calvin Smith,
of Robersonville N. C
The ccuple entered the parlor to the
strains of Lohengrin’s Wedding March
beautifully rendered by Miss Ina Pool,
of Radford, and while she softly played
“Traumeri” the Rey. F. M. Hawley
made them man and wife.
The parlor was beautifully decorated
for the occasion, one corner being trans
formed into a bower of ^reen, within
which the ceremony was performed.
The bride who is noted for her beauty
and charm, wore a browi going away
suit and carried a bouquet of white
roses and ferns. Mr. .'Smith is a prom
inent attornv of Robersonville. and im-
mediatly after the ceremony the happy
couple left for Robersonville, where on
their arrival that evening a reception
and house warming await them in the
beautiful rjew home that Mr. Smith had
prepared for his bride. A large number
of gifts attested to their popularitry
Among the out of town guests for the
wedding were Mr. and Mrs. Ernest
Correll of Concord N. Mrs. Correll
being a sister of the bride and herself
bride of two weeks, Mr. and Mrs.
John Chandler of Durham, Mr. Robert
Chandler and Miss Annie Waller, and
Miss Ina Pool of Raeford
MISTAKE PROVES FATAL
TOBACCO MARKETS OPEN
List of Letters
Kemaining unclaimed at this office
the week ending Sept. 9th 1911.
1 Letter for Mr. J. A. Black,
1 iiCtter for Mr. Frank Blue,
i Pt C. for Mr, Frank Carpenter,
1 Letter for Miss Ha via Downs,
1 Letter for Miss Flovia Downs,
1 Letter for Miss Mattie Smith,
1 P. C. Sam D. Thompson,
1 Letter for Miss Jane Walker,
1 Letter for Miss Ruth Wood,
iJead Let^r Office jJept 23rd 1911, if
not called for before.
In calling for the above please say
“Advertised” giving date of ad. list.
S. Arthur White, P. M«
A Narrow Escape for Ben.
Mr. Ben Warren one [among the
best young men in Mebane had a rather
close call for his life Wednesday night
last. It occured just after the fire at
Mr. J. A. Smith’s house. It seems
that Mr. Warren had returned, and
was a sleep when he dreamed that the
marriageable young men in Mebane
had become exceedingly scarce, which
is quite true, and about three women
were warm on Ben’s trail, in fact
wanted a husband, and he to escape i
them jumped out the front upstairs win
dow of the bank building which is
about fifteen feet from the ground,
landing on his feet, without serious
damage. It might have been different
with Ben but when he was a boy he
practiced the over hand spring and
could beat a trained circus tumbler
most any day.
The fact of it, it was some fool engineer
had lun his old freight engine up near
the bank building, and the hising steam
escaping from the engine, made Ben
believe that a fire engine was playing
Efiand R. D. No. 1.
As 1 have been absent for a while
hopa Mr. Editor will allow a space for me
Miss Lill Warren of Graham spent
several days in our community visiting
relatives and friends recently.
The protracted meeting closed at
Fairfield Friday nighL
Rev. Mr. Hurley ^lled his regular
appointment at Lebanon Sunday to a
large crowd, and ^n excelent sermon
was delivered by Rev, Hurley.
Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Ward gave a
birthday party at their home Saturday
night in celebrating their daughter’s
birthday. Misses Rosa and Lillie Ward,
there was quite a number of younif
people present to enjoy the occasion,
ice cream, lemonade and cake were
served’ everyone seemed to enjoy a
pleasant time, several presents were
given which were highly appricated.
Mr, and Mrs. Huddly Gilly and child-
spent Sunday at Mr. J. W, Brooks.
Messes McCuley Sykes, Charlie Berry,
Ernest Wilkerson. Misses Rosa and
Minna Albright spent Sunday afternoon
at Mrs. T, J. Brownings.
Mr. J. N. Wright of near Cedar Grove
spent Saturday and Sunday in our
Mr. George Brooks of Hurdles Mill
spent Saturday and Sunday with his
Mrs’ J. D. Hunt of Mebane spent Sun
day at J. W. Miles.
Mr. Andrew Parrish, Murdock Shank-
ling, Ernest and Lee Shankling, Claud
Sykes, Ollie Aulbert, Harry Fitzpatrick
Miss Lillie Ward and brother Felix
spent Sunday at Mr. J. M. Millers.
Mr. and Mrs. Julis Carr of Hillsboro
High Price Being Paid for
Primings Indicate Big
Money for 'Crops.
The Richmond Dispatch—After a
long summer holiday the Virginia to
bacco warehousemen viho sell at auction
the leaf tobacco of the Virginia and
North Carolina growers of the seduc
tive weed are beginning to get busy.
The RichmoreJ warehouse had a few
piles of primings to offer to the buyers
the past week. True the offerings were
small, but the goods were very good
for primings and sold well, much high
er, and warehouseman said, than they
ever sold on the market before.
On the Danville, South Boston, Chase
City, South Hill and Farmville markets
a gn^at many primings have been placed
on the warehouse floors for sale, and
in each pLice they are selling very
high. Bright primings on the Danville
and South Boston floors sold as high
as $12,50 last week, and from that fig
ure down to $5 according to quality.
The growers of the leaf take these un
heard of figfures for the lowest grade
of leaf tobacco to indicate that all
gardes from the crop of 1911 will sell
correspondingly high, and notwithstand
ing the shortness of the crop, made
short by the long drought of the past
spring and summer, they are smiling
over the prospect of petting as much
money for their crop as they would have
done had it been a full average crop in
stead of the small one it is.
The Richmond warehousemen expect
fair deliveries of primings this week,
and they will have sales on Tuesday
B. B. Massenburg ot Lou-
isburg Drinks Quantity of
^^^ormaldehyde and Dies in
formaldehyde for some
6. B, Massenburg of
other drug, Mr.
Ix)uisburg drank a.
of formaldehyde Doisonv"''^®^
week to cause his death fiv^
later. His mistake was discovt
mediately and every medical attei».
was rendered; but to no avail.
Mr. Massenburg entered the store
of the Aycock Drug Company and
passed on behind the prescription
counter, where he made the fatal er
ror. All the clerKS were in the front
part of the store and in a few seconds
after Mr. Massenburg disappeared be
hind the counter they were startled
by his cries. They rushed to his as
sistance and found him in a dying con
dition, investigation proviner that he
had mistaken the formaldehyde for
EVh STRAINS MEANS
Headache means inability. Inability
means a grouch. Come to me and I will
fit your eyes with glasses that will re
move the cause-Eyestrain-and change
you from a pessfsmist to an optimist.
Let me help you to enjoy life. Dr. N.
Rosenstein, Eye specialist of Durham
will be at Burlington next Tuesday and
Wednesday Sept. 19th and 20th stop
ping ta the Burlington Drug Co. and
Thursday Sept 21st at Mebane, stopping
at the White House. The name “Ros-
enstein” is sufficient guarantee for the
best work, charges very moderats to
all and his work is the best.
The question of trading with home
people-buying from home merchants—
is an old one, but the truth never grows
old and the argument is favor of patro
nizing homo folks cannot be success
fully controverted: and they were never
stated more forcefully than they are in
the article from the Sanford Express,
copies in another column. It is natural
and proper for one to buy where he
can get the best bargains, but it is a
fact that in nearly every case, all
things considered, one can get as good
or better bargains at, home than else
where, whether he patronizes a mail
order house or a peddler, Tha truth
the bargains you think you get from
mail order house or the peddler
ally bargains in imaginations
n come to think of it again
'^lisness in any way de-
on each other
if you are in a u
pendent on the pubu
all of us are dependem
in one way or another—jusw
when you go to spend your monv^
a stranger, that if everybody did v.
you are doing soon there would be no
buisness houses or home market worth
To Make Investigation iif
The Corporation Commission has
issued orders for the chairmen of Ui«
county assesors in four counties, Pitt,
Wilson, Davidson and Forsyth, to ap
pear before the commission September
20 and show cause why the vahiatkms
of the real estate in their respectiT*
counties should not be advanced to its
value in money under the State tax
This action is taken on account of af
fidavits by citizens of these counties
that the Atlantic Coast Line and the
Southern Railway companies have filed
setting out that the assessments oa
real estate are as low as from S3 1-t
to 60 per cent of value in money.
Many and Varied
PUN FOR POSTMA^STERS.
Ashville Preparing to Give
Uncle Sam’s Men a Royal
Arrangements are about complete
for the annual meeting at Ashville
September 19-11, of the postmasters
of North Carolina. It is expected that
there will be approximately 400 post
masters of the state in attendance,
first, second, third and fourth class
postmasters. The postoffice depart
ment has granted a leave of absence
to all postmasters in the state desiring
to attend the convention and already
many have signified their intention of
taking advantage of the leaye of absence
to “rub elbows” with their coworkers
m the Old North State for a few days.
It is certain that Third Assistant Post
master-General James J. Britt and
Fourth Assistant Postmaster General
P. V. DeGraw will be among those
present, while it is expected that
Postmaster-General Hitchcock will al
so attend. Mr. Britt will deliver an
address before the convention on the
subject of “The Reform of the Past-
ATTRACTIVE LOW ROUND TRIP
RATES VIA SOUTHERN RY.
Low round trip tickets on sale daily
from September 9th to October 1st,
1911, with final return limit ten days
from date of sale.
Many attractions every day. Mighty,
magnificent and mammoth midway.
Greatest horse racing ever had in the
South. Aviation and aerial flights
daily. Great fireworks displays. Grand
hippodrome of great acts, presenting
the worlds greatest acrobats and fea
For further information, rates, sche
dules, etc., see any agent. Southern
Ry, or write,
R. H. Debutts,
Traveling Passenger Agent,
Charlotte, N. C.
Tobacco Sales tor
The following were the aggregate
amount!^ of tobacco sold on the markets
as stated below, Mebane standing at
the head of the list in 22 markets.
Mebane, 908,651; Youngsville, 832,433:
Richland, 805,639: Robesonville, 781,816:
Fuquay Springs, 757,333; Warsaw, 601,
939; Williamston, 598,898; Ayden, 532,
222; Pilot Mountains, 471,785; Zebulon,
452,301; WendeU, 425,513; Washington,
397,504; Statesville, 325.526; Leaksville,
296,413; Clinton, 336,257; Ahoskie, 267,
572; Lumberton, 265,175; Enfield, 176,
419; Milton, 145,840: Dunn, 91,743; Clay
On account of much work in the past
several months. Dr, N. Rosenstein of
Durham, decided to de at Burlington
two days Tuesday and Wednesday Sep.
the 19th and 20th, at the Burlington
Drug Co. and at ^Mebane Thursday
Sept, 21st at the White house. For the
purpose of examining eyes and fitting
For State Building.
The State building commission in ses
sion has today accepted the detail spec
ifications for the $250,000 fireproof
State administration building subject to
any criticism that may be passed upon
them bp the consulting architect. Glenn
Brown of Washington, D. C., who has
been retained in this capacity by the
commission. Thornton Marye of At
lanta is the designing architect.
on the reer of ^he building whkh he Saturday and Sunday at Mr. R.
imagined was on fire and he thought ^ Terrells,
through the front window was his ' ’
■' A series of meeting has been in pro
gress at Efland M. P. church last week
in which much good was done.
only means of escapeing. If Ben could
have jumped on some of these fool en
gineers that are in the habit of running
their engins up in the center of Meb
ane every night to disturb the slumber
of the perple, we should have felt like
giving him a big bunch of American
FOR SALE— Apler Seed Oats 75cts
Swathmoor Farm, Mebane, N.C.
Some Fire Protection.
The White Furniture Company have
an elevated water tank holding 35000
gallons of water, exclusively for five
purposes. Its a requirement of the
insurance companies on account of a
reduced rate of insurance which is
granted the White Furniture Co., If
an arrangement could be effected by
the Board of Alderman with the White
Furniture Co., by which they could at-
tach water pipes with this tank and
run a main to connect with hydrant at
one or more points in the business sec
tion of Mebane, it would be of vast
service as fire protection and no doubt
would add materialy in reducing insure-
ance rates. A hydrant might be placed
at the comer of the Mebane Store Co.,
and at some other point, and with 200
feet of hose to attach it would give a
considerable range of services. This
water would never be used unless to
extinguish a fire, as a fire would begin
at some definate point the arrangement
would prove of incalcuble service. It
is a matter worthy of the serious con
sideration of the board of Aldermen, and
if the arrangement can be made with
the White Fumature Co. upon any
reasonable basis then it should be done
at once. We shall hope the matter
may be acted upon.
Etna is in Eruption.
The eruption of Mount Etna has be
come more intense. The showers of
ashes and cinders ara heavier and the
rumbling of earth shocks at short in
tervals is heard for miles. The shocks
are growing in violence and a panic
prevails. The fear of the people
augmented by the great heat anb suf
focateing atmosphere. All the country
round about is covered with 'ashes and
seems under an immense funeral pal).
“If we don’t get improved divorce
conditions pretty soon, we might as
well give to the affinities right of way
and have it oyer with.” This express
ion by Governor Wilson of Kentucky
indorsed bp practically unanimous ex
pression of the governors attending the
opening session of the conference of
governors at Spring Lake, N. J.
More Than a Billion Dol
“No American cotton crop ever
grown has sold for as much as the one
iust marketed. The total value, in-
' ju Jing the seed, has been 11,000,000,000
This statement is con
tained in tu ® ‘detailed statistics of but
season’s cottoi/ issued by C^,
Henry G. Hester, .secretary of the
New Orleans cotton exv
With 1,700,000 bales
tained in the bumper crop ox
the crop just marketed retted
south, $254,000,000 more. The 13,5llys
000-bale crop of 190607 brought 1222,*
000,000 less than the past season*!
NOT ENOUGH OP IT.
Another significant seature of tht
report is the statement that, even wilk
the increase of more than 1,600,000
bales over last season’s crop, the tup*
ply was deficient, “and, notwithstand
ing the resultant high values, aU of
the year’s gnrowth found its way to the
As a whole, the crop averaged with
in a shade of stict middling and the
farmer was paid an averaged of 11.60
cents per pound, or $75.69 per bale.
Regarding the consumption of cotton
and the mill situation generally in tbts
Gov. Kitchen has appointed Howard
A. Foushee. of Durham, judge of the
Superior Court to succeed Judge Biggs
resigned Judge Fonshee is a lawyer of
ability and a popular man. He has serv
ed several terms in the Legislature.
Red White and Black
Recalling that thirty years ago John
T. Milner, one of the most scholarly
Alabamians of his day, expected the
increase of white population .and a de
crease of n^ro population to wipe out
the so-called race problem within thirty
years. The Montgomery Advertiser
finds cause for astonishment in the vit
al statistics of the recent census on
racial lines. While the negro popula
tion still increases, the increase is
smaller every year, and removal to
Northern States make the increase in
the South smaller than elsewhere. On
the other hand, the increase in Inditm
population for twenty years past has
been steady and continued. Melanch
oly over the red man’s supposed disapn
pearance and appredension over the
negro’s supposed rapid multiplicatio-
would seem to be equally misplaced.
Twenty years ago, as The Advertiser
notes, there were four Southern States
which contained more negroes than
whites, as against only two—South
Carolina and Mississippi—Louisiana and
Florida have become white. “Both
Louisiana and Florida,” remarks our
contemporary, “are enterprising States
in which enereetic and successful ef
forts have been made to secure white
immigrants from other States. In
1890 Florida had a large excess of
negn^es over whites. In 1900 the
white population had so increased that
it was 67,000 in excess of white amount
ed to 140,000. Louisiana which also
had a negro majority in population in
1890 showed an excess of whites of
7,000 in 1900, which has been increas
ed to 150,000 or 160,000 by the count
which has just been completed. The
The New Orleans Times-Democrat says
that the negro population in Louisiana
has been decrease! by the ravages of
the boll weevil, and the inability of
the negroes to meet new agricultural
conditions. The Times-Democrat thinks
that when the census figures relating
to Missippi are made public there will
be shown a large proportionate in
crease of the white populati m of Mis
sissippi and a probable decrease of the
negro population which showed the
large excess of 266,000 in 1900.”
As to the Indian, official figures
shown that he numbered 214,273 in
1890, 270,455 Inl900aud 290,297 in 1909.
It is apparently not stated what pro
portion of Indian blood thousands of
so-called Indiam—Indians for allotment
purposes only in many a case—possess.
But there seems to be no doubt that
the Indian will not vanish even by ab
sorption an; time soon and that the
white population of the South—gaining
by immigration while the n^rro loses
by emigration ^is everywhere in
creasing faster than the hlacK.—Char
I hereby tender my thanks to thoM
who so kindly aided in saveingmy home-
hold furniture when my dwelling was
burned last Wednesday night.
J. A. Smith.
23-The Girl ia th«
30—Dandy Dixie Mins-
The following is a list of the splendid
play booked by manager John W. Bar-
rough for this season at the Academy
of music Durham.
September 15—The Nest Egg.
September 25—The Man on tke
October 2r-Ths Clansman.
October 3—The Gamblers.
October 4—Creatore’s Band.
October 5—Mutt and Jeff.
October 6—^Frederick the Great
October 26—The Rosary.
October 28—Seven Days.
November 4—The Country Boy,
November 29—The Happiest Night
of His Life.
December 24—The Country fbeHff.
December 30—Nat Goodwin.
Janurary 23—Finnegan’s Hwieymoon
February 5—George Evans Mina-
February 6—>Get Rich Quick WilU**
February 10—The Smart Set.
February 24-—Madame Sherry,
March 4—The Fortune Hunter.
March 5—NBlack Patti.
March 12—The Lyman Brothers.
April 4—Buster Brown.
A church society will (cive a chicken
pie supper, dishing up a bunch of an
tiquated hens encased in indestructiUl
crusts, and the newspapers give tuft*
dent free advertisin|r to bring eat «
crowd of customers. Maybe they ucf
* thank you, 'and maybe they lay down
a couple of tickets. In the latter eiMl
it is nine- chances to one that when
Mrs. Jones sees the editor approach^
her nose curls into a prexel and abs
says, spitefull: ’Well, there comes dead
head Brown to sponge two meals off of
the church. —Ex
Henry Clay Beattie's lawyers are
now pretty sorry they did not try de
mentia American on that Virginir jury.
Unusual Fly Traps.
“Many different kinds of fly-trapfl
are nsed in different parts of thew»rkl.
In Western Australia it is dedarei
that flies may be effectually destroyed
by putting a half spoonful of bUclc
pepper in poWder on a teaqpoonftil tfC
brown sugar and one teaspoonfvd ot
cream. Mix all together and place iif
a room where flies are troubleaooM
and it is said they will soon dis^pear/
“Dr. Paul Freer of Manila tells tbs
tells that in the Japanese hospitals
they take a whole potato and stidc it;
full of toothpicks, pat fly paste on th#
toothpicks and hang the potatoes ttom
the ceiling over the pattient's bed on
a cord. The flies all gather on the po«
tato. When it is full they throw
potato away and make a new trafp.**