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THE MEBAJVE LEADER
AND RIGHT THE DAY MUST WIN, TO DOUBT WOULD BE DISLOYALTY, TO FALTER WOULD BE SIN.
MEBANE, N.C., THURSDAY. 07T0BFlt 19, 1911
personal and loual briefs
peopi-e war* come and go
ItpBis of interest Gathered by
H(r Viiicent went to Greens
General Julian S. Carr is sixty-aix
Mrs. Brioe Warren spent
with her slaughter Mrs. W.
Mr. F’ L. Cooper of Carr took
train a* Mebane Saturday i
Mrd. J T. Shaw and Mrs. Dave
QuallB are attending the W. C. T. U.
convontion at Greensboro as delegates.
Terminate> in Homicide. 1 Cedar Grove Rrd. 1
Following an enmity which had ex
isted for some time, it is said, Henry
Whitaker, a lawyer, of Pilot Moun
tain, was shot and killed last Thursday
in Pilot Mountain by Thorr.as Kallum,
another lawyer. Both men have been
well known in that community. Whit
aker was 63 years old, tall ard well-
preserved for a man of his years. Kal
lum is 33 and a cripple, walking with
t ie aid of a cane.
When wanting first class thrifty
cabbuge plants write to T. O. Sharp
ol Durham. See ad elsewhere.
Mr. J W. Jones left Saturday morn
ing for Raleigh after a brief visit to
Mr. Frank Holt.
Mrs. J. S. Swan of near Shreve-
jxirt La., and daughter Mrs. A. S.
Holmes have been visiting their uncle
Mr W. G. Graves.
Mrs. Carrie Cambell of Hickory who
has numerous of friends in this section,
returned to her home Saturday after
a pleasant visit of a week in Mebane
Miaa* Marion Waggoman who has
been visiting relatives in Massachusette
for some months, returned home Sat
JohnD Rockfellow nays pick one
thing and stick to it. He picked the
people and sticks to them, and lo the
One million packages of cigarettes,
30,000 pounds of chewing tobacco, and
thousands of boxes of cigars were de-
stroyed in a fire at Washington City
M rs. C. C. Smith is visiting her mo
ther near Efland. By the way Mrs.
Smith’s mother is in the 85 of her age.
Dr. T. D. Tyson of Pleasant Garden
brother of our townsman, Mr. R. H.
Tyson, has been spending a few days
The Fair at Baieigh is in full blast
this week. There are many attractions
there and there will likely be an un
usual large crowd present.
Mayor Fhaw seems well gratified at
the prompness that people are meet
ing their proportionate pa't of the
coat of the paving on the streets of
Governor Harmon of Ohio made a
short address at the inaugeration ex
ercise of Raleigh new Auditorium Tue
Misses Morrow Bason and Green Inc.
of Burlington change their ad in this
weeks issue. See them before purchas
ing your fall hat, They have a nice
Messrs. Perry-Horton and Company
■Shoe dealers of Durham change their
advertisnient in this weeks issue. This
firm are shoe dealers up to- date, carry
right Block and sell at the right price.
Mr. N S. Cardwell changes their
advertisment in this weeks issue to
which we direct your special attention.
This concern buys in lanre quantities,
and are therefore enable to quote you
very close price. They are clever
people, want your trade, and will strive
to deserve it.
Up To Specification.
Mr. M. G. Blake who has represent
ed Col. J. L. Ludlow, C. E. in the
street work done in Mebane has prov
en a very efficient man. He has . im
pressed our people with the idea that it
was his purpose to see that the con
tract work was done well, and fully up
to specification. Mr. Blake has made
ntiany friends among our people, and
aside from his fondness for the girls
seems a level headed fellow
We h; vj been having some
pleasant weather for the past
Mr. and Mrs. John Horton were the
guest of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Breeze
Miss Mary Bieeze returned to her
home last week. She has been attend
ing the fa’> at Greensboro.
Guess Misses Annie Breeze and Knox
Scott weie pleased Sunday afternoon
as they were riding around with their
Sixty-three thousand pounds of to
bacco was sold on the Mebane ware
house floors last Friday. Tobacco
comes in increased quantities all the
time. Good prices and fair treatment
ia what is doing the business for the
Mebane tobacco markets.
A New Brick Store.
Mr. F. L. White, our popular drug
gist announces that it is his purpose to
erect a new brick store on the vacant
lot next to Tyson-Malone Hardware
company which he recently purchased.
The building will likely be compleeted
We Want the News.
We have an ar.:angement with a
number who have been furnishing us
with items of news from the country.
A number are not living up to the ar
rangement, and have not been for
some time. We want the news from
your section, and are w’ondcring why
we do not get it.
Miss Sallie Breeze were the guest
of Miss Kate Jones Sunda>.
Misses Marv and Maud Breeze spent
Saturday and Sunday in Person.
Mrs. J. E. Phelph spent Saturday
and Sunday at Mr. J. W. Millers.
Mr. and Mrs. John Dunn and family
SD ^nt Sunday at Mr. Ed Scotts.
Mrs. Frank Breeze
Luna, spent Sunday at
We are sorry to hear that Mr. John
Wilson got his dwelling house burned
last Sunday afternoon.
Quite a large crowd from around
here attended the show at Hillsboro
Guess most of the people are
tairing for the fair at Raleigh
It PRE1TY MHRRM6E.
Mr. Benjamin F. Warren
leads Miss Lula
Holmes to the Alter and
Plight Their Troth.
Quite a large crowd attending
service at Berrys Grove Sunday
we also had a fine sermom.
Can Not Put Her In a Hole
‘*I want you to biing your next to
bacco to Durham, says a warehouse
man of that city to a Caswell c«ur^y
farmer, and I will show you how t.)
put Mebane in a hole on prices. The
farmers answer was, the time to kept
Mebane in a hole was before she built
. her warehouse, and shortened the dis-
I tance by much more than half for
hauling our tobacco to market, and
then their buyers pay us as much or
more for our tobacco than you do.
Where is the trouble with Mebane?
We like it all rght, and think it pays
ta patronize it:J warehouseman.
Railway Officials Here.
(’apt. n. D, Knight road master with
office at Greensboro, and Supennten
dant A. D. Shelton of this devision of
the Soutiiern Railway was he»e Tues
day looking over the situation in re
ference to removing the railroad em
bankment in front of the Mebane Bed
ding Co. We are much inclined to be
lieve that these gentlemen will recom-
nf>end that this work be done. It
18 80 (ihviously necessary, we can not
Down on Lights.
The fellow who threw the brick at
Mr. Jeff Fowlers street light and broke
it, must belong to that crowd who pre
fer darkness to light, in fact thinks
Mebane needs no lights. We believe
that Mr. Fowler was about the only
person in Mebane who was maintain
ing a street light. The railroad at
tempted to maintain a light at the
North West coiner of the depot but
from the densely smoked condition of
the chimney at present it seems that
they have signaly failed. Well we b3-
lieve the next jjeneration will wan*
some lights here, if the present one
It was rumored the past week that
the managers of some of our neighbor
warehouses contemplated an appeal to
the American Tobacco Company, and
the British American to exercise some
restraint up >n their representative
buyer on the Mebane tobacco market.
They say Mebane is paying too much
for tobacco. Now is not that some
thing? It is enough to give a Caswell
County farmer the horse laugh. That
is just what Meba^’e is determined to
do, to pay higher prices. It is the
purpose ol the friends of this market
to have the tobacco at any price
want it. We do.
Polly has come back to life again
With best wishes to the Leader.
Orange Grove Items.
The farmers are busy gathering corn
and sowing wheat.
We are soriy to learn of the contin
ued illness of Mr. L. M. Cates.
Misses Helen and Thelma Reynolds
and Millie Crawford who are attending
school at Hillsboro spent Saturday
night and Sunday at their homes.
The Rev. Mr. Boughcom pieached
two excellent sermons on Saturday and
Sunday, many visitors were piesent o.i
Prof. S, H, Cates has mcyed lo
Orange Grove and will open the EChool
on Monday Oct. 23. He is expecting a
We noticed in a recent issue of the
Greensboro Daily News that Mr. Thom
as Kellum, a former student at Orange
Grove, but now a lawyer at his home
in Pilot Mountain shot and instantly
killed a Ar. Whitaker a lawyer of the
same place. A quarrel in which Mr.
Whitaker was preppring to use a knife
is given as the cause.
Mr. and Mrs, W. S. Crawford and
three children of Mebane spent Satur
day night and Sunday with the mother
of Mr. Crawford neer the Grove,
Miss Marvin Thompson and Miss£i
Merrett and Cheek of Chapel Hill
visited the parents of Miss Thomp
son Saturday night and Sunday and
attended Sunday School and preaching
at Cane Creek Sunday.
The Railroads and the bx-
Lad-i-e-s and Gen-t-l-e-men
Thr- most astounding, breathleeB,
crowning, death-defying, excitative,
fenrleas, gorgeous, hilarious, inexpres
sibly, joyous, killing, ludicrous, masto-
donic; meteoric, opalesccnt, prodigious
remarkahlc, Stupendous—but what’s
tha u«e? What we want to say is that
tha circus—Pamum ynd Bailey's
conot H to Durham, Saturday, October
21. f- r two performances and a street
List ot Letters
R»*maming unclaimed at this office
^or the week ending Oct. 14th 1911.
1 I etter for Joe Green (col)
These letters will be sent to the
iJead Letter Office Oct. 14th 1911, if
•lot called for before.
^ In calling for the above please say
Advertised” giving date of ad. list.
S. Arthur White, P. M.
Nothing moii illustrates the activity
and progress of a town than the
movements in the passenger, and
freight office. We know that Mebane
has made great progress in the past
twelve months. It is apparent to
every one who come here, but to those
who do not come, the freight and
passenger business tells the story.
For September 1911, the freight and
passenger receipts for Mebane were
$5,679,01, for September 1911 the re
ceipt were 7,825.63, an ipcrease of
$21,146.62 nearly 33 per cent. The
first week in October, is the best week
in the freight business Mebane has
ever known. For received and for
ward freight the cash receipts were
$7,054.53, passenger receipts for same
pt;riod weie $771,10 making a total of
$7,825,62. If this weekly total should
hold good for the remainder of the
month it woull run Mebane freight,
and passenger receipts up to more
than $30,000 for the month. This
would be eriual to Winstons passengers,
i and freight receipts per months for
The railroad officers are talking about
can /ing express on their own hook.
If that will reduce the excessive
charges, the public will approve; other
wise, it will vote for no change, juices
are now exorbitant.—Columbia State.
This newspaper is not disposed to
take stock in any reports to the effect
that the railroads are seriously consid
ering the question of themselves hand
ling the express business over their re
spective lines. The interests which
control the railroads and those which
dominate the express companies are
too closely affiliated, if not too nearly
identical, to encourage the expectation
that they will volu itarily put an end to
existing arrangements whereby the
public is robbed, going and coming, in
the matter of carrj Ing charges on par
cels and light packages
But reasonably certain it is that, if
the railro ids should be compelled to
handle, on their own accounts, parcels
and light packages’ the cari’ying of
which is no less a proper junction of
a common carrier thi*n the hauling ol
bulky freight, the public would stand
to lose nothing, but rather to gain much
thereby. The rates couldn’t well be
come more exorbitant than they now
are, without becoming actually p^
hiJwtoi’y, while at least the occasion
would be removed for paying two pro
fits where one would suffice. The same
thing is f-qually true of the Pullman
traffic and the refrigerator car busi
ness. In the case of each of these also
fhere was celebr?ited at the First
Presbyterian church here Wednesday
evening October 11th shortly after 7
o’clock the wedding of a popular and
prominent young couple when Benja
min F. Warren receifed as his bride
Miss Lula Jeanette Holmes, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Ruffin Holmes
There was a large number of friends
present on the happy occassion.
The church decorations were in smi-
lax, ferns and potted plants, the rear
of the pulpit platform being a mass
of green, forming a most artistic back
ground, for the grouping of the wed-
and daughter ding party at the giving of the vows
Mrs. Fannie of the bride and bridegroom stood un
der an arch made of smilax and brides
The vows were given their pas
tor, the Rev. F. M. Hawley. Just be
fore the entrance of the bildal party,
Miss Mary Lou Pitt, of Elon college,
gowned in pink crepe-de* chine over
messaline, with black pictu’*e hat, sang
in her beautiful soprano voice, “I
Love and the World Is M-^e.” Mrs.
F. M. Hawley, beautifully dressed in
white mess?'’ne, presided at the or
The bride entered with her brother,
John A. Holmes, the bridegroom enter
ing with his best man, W. W. Corbett
The bilde was beautifully gowned in
white duchess satin, with lace and
pearl trimmings, her only ornament
being a pearl and diamond necklace,
the gift of the biidegroom, and carried
a shower bonquet of brides roses and
lillies of the valley. Her veil was
gracefully c«ught with a vrea^^h of
lilies of the valley.
First entering the chureh were the
ushers, Messrs Arthur Scott and Joe
Vincent, then came little Miss Mary
Allen Morgan, the lingbearer, dressed
in white accordion plait m1 silk. Next
entered Mrs. S G. Morgan, the dame
of honor, beautifully attired in a lin
gerie dress, cai^ying a bcaquet of
brides roses, and then ctirne the bride
Miss Lula Jeanette Holjnes, mth her
brother, John A. Hohnes, the bride
groom entering from the opposite aisle
with his best man, W. W. Corbett, re
ceiving his bride from her brother, anJ
ascending with her the steps of the
pulpit rostrum, the vows being then
given and accepted. Preceded by the
bride and bridegroom, the wedding
party left the church to the ever happy
music of Mendelsshon’s wedding march.
Mr. and Mrs. Wairen left for a
trip north shortly aft?r the wedding,
their first destination being Washing
ton. On their retu .i, they will be at
home in Mebane.
The bride is a charming young wom
an of attractive personality, a woman
of rare beauty, grace and culture,
prominent in social circles and a fav
orite with all who knew her.
The bridegroom is a prominent your';
business man of Mebane, being secre-
tray and treasurer of the Mebane Bed
ding company, and is one of the most
prominent and substantial of the
yonnger business men of the t iwn. He
is a popular young man held in high
esteem. The regard in which he and
his bride are held being shown in a
slight degree by the many beautii jl
Strange Hermit Dresses
in Skins of Wild Animals
and Roams Woods.
Fleet as a deer, dressed in the skins
ef animals and roaming the words bare
footed, a wild man has been discovered
in the Middle Creek Canyon, section of
Montana, about tweuty-five miles from
Bozems'' Ine m?n has been seen
several times, but all efforts to com-
mun’cdte with b>m or to le?i a bis his
C. L. George, a forest re’^ger, came
upon him fishing about two weeks ago
ar d gave chase. This led to the find
ing of a cabin supposed to be inhabited
by the wild mar
George enlisted the assistance of
CJeorge Flanders, Jr., and two other
boys, and the four visited the cabin
next day. Just as they came in sight
of it they saw the same man disappear
into the woods at the rear. The vicini
ty contains unexplored caves, and the
strange hermit probably uses these- as
his hiding places.
The party took occasion to examine
the cabin and found it a regular habi
tation, furnished in a crude way. A
hot fire w’as burning in the camp stove
and fish were frying upon it, giving
evidence that the man had just left.
On a board nailed up oyer the bed
the name “Henry Nelson” was carved
The Charlotte Chronicle says; “Judge
Walter Clark ought to feel dncouraged
by the returns from California. His
plank came out on top and even wo
man’s suffrage was carried along with
it.” California is liable to do lots of
that North Carolina will not do; and we
see little encouragement for Judge
Clark in the facts stated unless he
changes his race course and lays it
Defeated Plucky Bingham
Team in Hard Game by
Score 12 to 0.
Carolina defeated Bingham school, of
Ashville, at Chapel-Hill Saturday by
the score of 12 to 0. In physic?’ condi
tion and in speed the preparatory
school presented a team e«iually as
strong as the varsity. The backfield
was light, but very fast. Time and
time again Hickman got away on sweep
ing end i pns for 15 and 20-yard gains.
So we’’ did the mountain boys play
that at the beginning of the fourth
quarter the score was 0 to 0. During
th3 fiutpaic of the game Cprolira
played a kicking game, Wake’y putin.c:
nost every lime his t'am had the
On defense, Sir'U S'TPnge fnd
. ?h played great ball for Carolina
\vliile on offense, Captain Winston did
magnificant work. In the fourth qu?r-
ter, in two successive i ashes, he car
ried the ball 70 yards.
Hickman and Norton played well for
Bingham. The varsity could not score
on the hefty prep team for the first
three quarters of the game, but with
never dying fighting spirit they utterly
crushed the Ashville boys in the last
ten minutes of play for two touchdowns
The team will be in excellent form for
Davidson next Saturday and a great
exhibition will be the result. The first
score came when Ritch broke up Nor
ton’s punt and Chambers recovered on
Bingham’s nine-yard line. Winston
went over for a touchdo'^ n and Toffin
kicked goal. The next score was made
after Small had recovered a fumble
pass on Carolina’s 30-yard line. Win
ston cairied the ball to Bingham’s
ten-y?rd line and a forward pass, Till-
ett to Manning, took the ball over. Til-
let kicked goal.
BAD FIRE AT SPENCER.
Southern Railway Black
smith Shop Almost De=
Fire, which originated from the
bursting of an oil feed pipe Friday, al
most destroyed the large blacksmith
shop of the Southern railway company
in Spencer and seilously, if not fatally,
burned Earl Goodman, a young white
mr n employed in the shop. The pipe
burst without warning rnd Goodman
was enveloped in flames of burning oil
He r ashed to a barrel of water and
jumped in with the hope of saving him
self. T^ater he was carried to the
Whitehead-Stokes sanitaiium, in Salis
bury for treatment. Owing to the
burning oil the fire spread rapidly and
although the Spencer fire department-
the Southern railway shop fire depart
ment, and the SaMsbury fire depart
ment responded promptly, the firemen
were unable to cope with the flames.
After the water from the Spencer
mains had been brought into service
the fire was quickly subdued.
Superstious It iiians Say
Big European Fight is
GEORGE HALL BE
While rumors of war have been dis-
turb’ng Europe the superstitious Itali
an is convinced that a European con
flict is bound to come quite soon. His
ressoa is the “second liquefaction of
the blood of St; lanuailus” which is
repoii;ed to have taken place.
This miracle of the mart>/’s blood
(which is preserved in a diy state in
the cathedral of Naples) ordinarily oc
curs, or is supposed to occu”, her te
times a year, and was duly reported on
the expected date a few days ago.
Next day the priests in cha’^e report
ed a second liquefaction, and declared
that the blood on this occasi'^n took on
a b.ighter hue. This has bee*, accept
ed as presaging a European war, for it
is declared that similar omens were
reported just before the wars of 1850,
1866 and 1870,
Tariff and Criticises
The pe iple of the United States pay
a subsidy to the wool industry of at
least $104,400,000 a year, according to
calculations of Hon. Oscar W. Under
wood, of Alabama, chairman of the
ways and means committee of the house
of representatives, who discussed sche
dule K. before the industrial club of
Chicago last Friday night.
Mr. Underwood declared the wool
tariff bill indefensible and criticised
President Taft for his veto of the wool
After relating the history of the tar
iff on wool, which he said had been
recommended in 1867, after a meeting
of the wool growers of the west and
the wool manufacturers of the east.
Congressman Underwood undertook to
show the a-;a'>l tax imposed on the
individual through vhe tariff,
THE TARIFF BURDEN ILLUSTRATED.
“An i”uscration of the extent of the
burden is afforded by a study of a typi
cal aiwicle of comparatively cheap cloth
such as enters the ordinary men’s suits
worn by the great masses of the peo
ple,” he said, “The article ia an all
worsted fancy fabric, the wholesale
English price per yard of which is 77
cents and the freight to New York 1
“The compensatory duty is 44 cents
per pound, or 23 cents per yard, tbe ad
valorem duty, 50 per cent, or 38 cents
per yard, in addition or 78 per cent of
the import price. It requires three and
one-half yards to make a man’s suic.
‘ ‘The tariff tax of 61 cents per yard,
to say nothing of any increase in tax
as it passes to the jobber makes not
less than $104,400,000 paid each year to
subsidies the wool industry of America
“On the other hand, the entire duties
paid the United States on all imports
of woolens and worsteds in 1910 am
ounted to a total of less than J15,500,-
000 for the use of the government and
over $100,000,000 subtracted from the
pockets of the people.
‘PEOPLE WILL NOT JUSTIFY TAFTS VETO’
“Is it fair or just or ri^ht to main
tain these enormous taxes unduly to
foster the business of less than one-
fourth of per cent of the people and to
require 99 3-4 to stagger under this
‘ ‘I do not believe the American peo
ple will justify the President in his
veto of the wool schedule. He does
not say the rates of duty fixed in the
bill presented to him were too high or
too low, but says that congress was
not informed and that they must wait
the decision of the socalled tailff board
The congress had all the information
it had when it passed the revision of
the tariff schedule, that the ways and
means committee had when it drafted
the Payne bill, which the President
A. T. CO.
Rowan Lyncher Is Given
George Hall, the only white man con
victed for the lynching of the negroes
accused of the murder of the Lyerly
family in Rowan county five years ago,
was today granted a commutation by
Governor Kitchen. Many leading citi
zens of Rowan county, the officers, 148
legislators and others requested the
pardon. The Lyerly family was mur
dered in 1906 near Barber Junction and
the house burned. Hall was tried in
August of that year and given a sen
tence of fifteen years in the peniten
tiary. He will be liberated December
20, this year, and bis commutation is
subject to good behavior.
As stated George Hall was the only
the public is taxed to pay two dividen-1 man caught, tried and sentenced to the
dd where it ou ?ht not to have to pay | penitentiary for particepating
but one, and the worst of it is that the
dividend to the parasite so far exceeds
all the requirements of reasonableness
as to reach the extreme of exorbitancy
In Europe the railroads perform all
the iunctions of common carriers,
handling on their own accouMts refilg-
erator car business as well as Pullman
traffic and express business. American
roads can be made so to do, and they
should. Nothing could well be more
certain than they will take no step in
that direction untill forced to it.—Va
lynching of one of the negroes that
murdered the Lyerly family. If the
State would deal with all who violate
its laws as it did with Hall it would be
all right, but Hall seems to have been
made a scape goat, and given more
medicine than was coming to him. The
lawyers wanted to teach the people by
an example of Hall that they must not
lynch those who commit ciimes, be
cause then they put it out of their
power to try them and perhaps release
them. Halls case was the very irony
Plans Submited to Dis»
intergate the Octopus.
The plan for the dissolution of the
American Tobacco company in compli
ance with the decision of the United
States Supremo court decreeing it an
illegal combination has been offcially
made public. It will be submitted to
the United States Circuit court of the j
southern district of New York, for ap
proval It was decided to make the
plan public prematurely owing to the
publication of a summary purporting to
be official, but which, according to Dc
lancey Nicholl, counsel for the Ameii-
can Tobacco company, was incorrect.
The official plan provides for division
of the American Tobacco company into
four companies, no one of which, it is
stated, wiU have a controlling influen
ce in the tobacco business. The four
companies are the present American
Tobacco company, which wiU continue
its corporate existence, the Liggett and
Myers Tobacco '•ompany, which is to
be organized; the P. Lor ill aid company
also to be organized and the R. J. Rey
nolds Tobacco company, an existing
corporation. Disintegration is to be
brought about by selling $115,000,000 of
the property of the American Tobacco
company, consisting of factories,
brands, businesses and capital stock of
tobacco manufacturing companif s now
Efland K. F. D. JNo. 1.
Hello Paw-Paw-Queese, it has been a
long time since I have written.
Mr J. L. McAdams spent last Thurs
day at Efland on business.
Mr. Sam Browning and family called
at Mr. W. R. Wards last Sunday night
Mr. Pat Ward called at Mr. j. W.
-rooks last Saturday night.
Miss Ida Ward is spending a few
v. eeks at her uncles Mr. V. B. Wards,
Mr. George Brooks from Hurdle’s
Mill called at his fathers Mr. J. W.
Brooks a few days last week.
Mr. JoeFaucette called at Mrs. T, J,
Brownings last Srnday evening.
Mr. V. B. W ard and daughters Miss
Ader and Berter and son Ira called at
Mr. J. W. Brooks Saturday night.
Miss Olivia Browning and Mr. Charlie
Berry attended meeting at Mebane last
I guess I had bel.;er ring off for this
This is the season when merchants
in American are advertising those
classy-cut clothes from Mayfair, High
Holbom haberdashery, Piccadilly hats
and other products of the sartorial art
of the tight little island, along with for
eign bolt goods to me made up.
Strange coincidence; This is also the
season when Rochester ready made
Bossism Must Go.
The genuine spirit of Democracy is
asseiting itself in all the political
fights that are now going on through
out the counLy. In every state there
is a determination to drive out bossism
wrest the government from the hands
of the rlngsters and place where it be
longs, in the hnds of the people.
Illinois has long suffered from ma
chine domination. The Democratic
party of that state had been all but
ruined by the bosses, but it is now get
ting together after ha\ Ing displaced
^he lingsters and put real Democrats
in charge of ^ e pr ./ affairs. The
Democrats have r nganiz with new
leaders ard nc^ hope, for at the great
Democratic rally at Spilr^ffield on the
4th inst, the bosses were conspicious
bg their absence. There were present
at that meeting those Democrats who
are willing for the people to rale,
those who are willing to take orders
from the people, and those who were
left out of that affair are the men who
have been i aling the party themselves
instead of allowing the people to rule.
The ChicrTO Examiner says the peo
ple, not the party bosses, are shaping
next year’s political campaign in that
state, and in further comment says;
Democracy has no higher ambition
than to be known as a true party of
the people; It is progressive in princi
ples because the people are progreaj
sive. It triumphs when it is hones^
and it meets deserved defeat when it ia
in the hands of dishonest leaders,—
suits, Troy collars. New York ties and
^iime^and controlled by it to the Leg- j Massachusetts shoes are
gett ard Myers Tobacco company and
the P. Lonllard company for cash and
securities of the two vendeer compa
nies, and by distributing to common
stockholders ol the American Tobacco
company two-thirds of the stock of the
R. J. Reynolds Tobacco compr ly,
Tobacco company, now owned by
the American Tobacco company.
The week of October 2 to 7 our 175,-
ODO younds of tobacco. The week of
October 9 to 14 about 350,000 pounds
were sold. Ovea 1,000,000 pounds will
extensively 1 be marketed before November 1. It
advertised and widely sold in Erglitnd. ! is expected the Mebane market will
We seem to be exporting manuf»ctur- sell 3,900,000 pounds for the year 1911-
ed clothing at the rate of $6,000,000 or j 12.
more a year, and of boots and shoes to Mebane is the “baby” tobacco mar-
Great Britain alone more than - ket of the state. All the big tobacco
000 a year- To a less extent the same i people have their buyers on this mar-
is true to Paris. We display her goods, 1 ket, and they are all pleased at thd
she boasts of selling ours.—New York j qu ality of the tobacco. Prices arQ
good and the farmers are pleased^