North Carolina Newspapers

    THE COTTON CROP OF 1912.'
Skill to Timer Profit er Loose by its
; PriSactloD? i Tkey Unst Oetermlro.
To" the producers of cotton in
North Carolina :
The . present crop exoeeds the
requirements of the commerce of
the world, consequently the price
' meant a lost to the" farmer. ' To
inorease the price to remunerative
figure there mutt be a reduction
ia amount produced.
There have been for. the past
ix months many meetings and
mach reioluting on this subject.
The tune for aotion is at - hand.
To affeot the price of cotton now
on hand some re'iable opinion
must be given th6 men interested
as to the probable amount of the
erop that will be produoed this
year. To this-tnd, as relates to
North Carolina, the Commission
er of Agriculture representing thf
farmers' Department of the State
Government, the President oftb
North Carolina branch of the
Farmers' Educational and C-j-op
erative Union of America, and the
President of . the North Carolina
Farmers' State Allianoe issue thiB
address, inviting the farmers in
terested in the cotton eroD to as
semble at the Ccurt H. use in
their respective oouLtiea at 12
o'clock m. on Saturday, Febru
ary 17th., 1912, and take action
by enrolling the names cf th-se
who will agree to-a reduction oi
their premises. The plan of th
Farmers Union is thought most
feasible, vis: "That I promise to
puui at least one aore in some
food crop for each acre that I
plant in cotton this year.?
Blanks will be furnished by the
Farmers' Union and in counties
where the Union is not organised,
apon application to the Secretary,
25. G. Fares, Aberdeen, N. 0 -
Those present can arrange for
A'oanvase of, the county by ap
fmSnticg persons orcommitteea to
yexjDtir
aesi ana professional man wHo is
interested in the price of cotton
and contributions to defray the
expenses should be solicited.
The carriers on the Free De
livery routes oan be used to great
advantage in this work and would
do it very economically. The
paper when s;gned should be for
warded to the secretary of the
Union or the Commissioner of
Agriculture.
The purchase of unnecessary
commercial fertiliring material,
in amount or kind, which could
or should be produced on the
premises is a great dram on the
farm and is as muoh a loss as the
purchase of food or other supplies
whioh can be made at home.
This subject should be given
careful attention; it ia poor
policy to spend for unnecesiary
goods that have been saved upon
a self supporting farm so far as
relates to rations. Let the farm
er produce at least his nitrogen
by leguminous crops and the ele
ments in barnyard manure, and
go out will remain with hiui .
The North Carolina farmer has
surpassed his brotLer in almost
evary line of farming in which the
aitaation is such that he can com
pete. But there is no vlace to
rest, each year makes its peculiar
demands. Let us meet these of
1912 as they arise and with thanks
tea beneficent Providence for the
l l m . ,
Dieuingi oi tne pass ana a prayer
for strength to meet the obliga
lions oi tne future with stout
1 hearts and steady bands .
Reipectfully,
W. A. vrRAHAM, .
commissioner of agriculture,
O.. V ALKXANDEB,
preiident N. C. Farmers Union,
J . M . Mitchell,
president N. 0. Farmers' State
. AUiatce.
Raleigh, N. O., January 25, 1912.
$ioo Pr Plate.
was paid at a banquet to Henry
uiay, in n ew Orleans in 1842
uignty costly for those with
stomach trouble oi indigestion
To day people every where use Dr
lung's flew Life Pills for these
troubles as weir as liver, kidney
wqu do we i aisoraers. ivasy, safe
ore. Only 26 eti at all drog-
ish. ,
z,
VIEWS OF OTHER PAPERS.
Wilson and Harmon are Both Good v Presi
dential Timber, r -
Governor Woodrow Wilson
of New Jersey and Governor
Jadson Harmon of Ohio are
conceded to be the- most con
spicious lights for the Demo
cratic nomination for the
Presidency. In Ohio, pro
gressive Democrats are organ
ized to oppose Harmon, and
a widespread effort is being
made to defeat Wilson. The
opposition to the latter, by
virtue of the fact, that Wall
street, a faction of the Re
publican party, and a lot of
Democrats who seem dis
grunted because Governor
Wilson refuses to let his
campaign be financed and
managed by a class of capi
talists and leaders whose
views and methods dp not ac
cord with his own, are all
aligned against him will
rather be a help than a hind
rance to the candidacy of Mr.
Wilson. The people admire
a man who refuses to be sold
out even to his friends, and
it saems that Governor Wil
son is of the kind who thinks
and acts for himself. Har
mon is a good man and so is
Wilson, and one is forced to
the conclusion that organized
wealth is looking for a candi
date who will best subserve
its interests. But the truth
is emphasized that . both the
old-parties keep up the bnsi-
ness of knocking to the .ex?
tent that no one wonders
that botlrBryan and ..Roose
velt continue to be conspicu
ously in the forefront of their
parties. It looks now, how
ever, as if the very efforts
which are being put forth to
defeat Wilson will in the end
be the cause of his- nomina
tion. He is ageat manr andf
strictly a mau of -the people.
Whil not declaring for him,
whave rio ef rnpathy with
the movement to create a pre
judice against, him. -Stanly
(Albemarle) Enterprise.
The Hartey-Wilson Affair,
Nothing in national politics
nas aroused eucn interest
among tne people as tne
Harvey-Wilson affair, and as
the days pass the curiosity of
the Dublic increases. It aD
pears tnat oeiore long tne
Whole Story Will come out and
mou wo ixiajr auuw yvuai aci-
ually happened. It seems
tnat tne WUOle trouble came
from a proposition from Col.
Harvey that Governor Wil
son should meet Thomas F.
Ryan and make a deal with
him to finance his campaign
and thus become a "big busi
ness or Wall street candi
date." Governor Wilson
promptly turned that down,
whereupon Harvey inquired
as to the governor's idea of
the value of Harper's Weekly
as a Wilson booster, and the
Governor frankly told him
that it was injuring his can
aiaacy. mere nave oeen so
many storiesafeout it all that
one waslmzzled to know
what to believe. Gentlemen
of national prominence were
involved whose veracity could
hardly be questioned. From
the latest developments, it is
to be said that the Governor
looms bigger than ever and
we honestly believe that the
"affair" will end up by mak-
mg his nomination certain
If it proves out that the
Governor was offered thirty
pieces of silver to betray the
American people, his tempters
being convinced that he was
the man who would" most
likely win out in both the
democratic convention ,and
tne election, jie win get a
majority that will break all
resords.- Newton News.
Frightful Polar Winds.
blow with terriffio force at the far
north and play havoc with the
Kin, causing rea, rouj?n or bore
chapped hands and lips, that
need Bucklen's Arnica Salve to
heal them. It makes the skin
soft and smooth. Unrivaled for
eo d-sores, also burns, boils,
sores,
piles,
gists.
ulcers, cuts; bruises and
uniy 20 cents at all drug.
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SOME CENSUS FIGURES.
Showing too Population of North Carolina
and Rowan County, Towosbtps and Towos.
The following figures are
secured from a bulletin sent
out from Washington giving"
the population of North
Carolina by counties and
minor divisions uuder the
census of 1910.
There are 98 counties in
North Carolina with a total
population of 2,206,287. The
population in 1900 was 1,893,
810, an increase for the last
decade oi 312, 477, or 16.5 per
cent. - - - -- V . . i
The total land area of the
State is 48, 740 square miles.
The average number of
people to the square mile for
the whole State is 45.3. In
density; of population North
Carolina ranks 20th among,
the States of the Union.
The following -report shows
the increases and decreases
in the population of Rowan
county by townships:
At well township, including
Enoch ville town, 2, 317 people,
a gain over 1900 of 120; Enoch
ville townJhas 81, a loss of 12.
China Grove township, in
cluding China Grove, 2,929,
again of 409: China Grove
town has 852, a loss of 35.
Cleveland township, in
cluding the town of Cleveland
has 1,229, a gain of 105;
Cleveland town 426, a "gain
of 228.
Franklin township, lt560 a
loss of 126.
. Gold Hill township, in
cluding the towns of Gold
Hill. Granite Quarry and
Rockwell, 2,429, a gain of
491. Gold Hill town 304, a
loss of 210. Granite ; Quarry,
incorporated :in:-.190l, ' and
was formerly Woodside, has
3631 Rockwell, incorporated
in 1909, 249. ,-..- " :
;Jtakef'ii8tipVj inclttd-.
ing the toWbtFaith, 4. 925,
a srain bf . 287. ' Faith, ins
corporated in 1903, 352:-"
Locke township, 1,079, a
loss of 135.
Morgan Jtownship, 1,495, a
gain of 138.
Mt. Ulla township, 1,237,
a gain of 128.
Providence township 2,159,
a gain of 172.
Scotch Irish township,
1,083, a loss of 96. .
Unity township, including
the town of Woodleaf, 1,115,
a gain of 152. Woodleaf, in-
UnrnnTatfld in 1909. 187.
saiisrmrv townsnm. IIIh
eluding East Soencer. Spencer
and SaliRhnrv. Ifi.OKP,. a train
ot i,7y. Jiiast opeucer, in
corporated" in 1901, 1.729.
Salisbury 7,153, a ?ain of
876. East Ward, Salisbury,
1,824, North Ward 1,656,
South Ward 1,892, West
Ward 1,782. Spencer, incor
porated in 1901, 1,915.
Pellagra Said to no 6aused by Cora
Whiskey.
jorn oread nas oeen re
lieved of the stigma of being
the cause of pellagra, and
corn whiskey is saddled with
the odium. A Buncombe
county citizen let this eat out
of the bag in Greensboro last
week. He Teported two
deaths in Buncombe that
were brought about by pella
gra superinduced by whiskey.
It seems that the brand of
corn whiskey manufactured
in the mountains is the sort
that makes pellagra possible.
It is not stated, however,
whether this news is sent out
in the interest of science,
prohibition or the Virginia
distillers. Newton News.
H. B. Varner, editor of The
Lexington Dispatch, has an
nounced his oandidacyfor state
senator. .
Careless
About Appendicitis
In
Salisbury.
Many Salisbury, people have
stomach or bowel trouble which
is likely to turn intc appendicitis.
If yen have constipation, sour
stomach, or gas on the stomach,
try simple buckhorn bark, glyce
rine, etc, as compounded in Ale r-
i-ka, the new German appendicitis
remedy, MoPherson &03.. dmg-
giRte, states that A SINGLE
DOSE of this simple remedv re-
I lieves bowel or stomach trouble
aimoit isi oTAXi i iiYt
SQUE REASONS
Wnr You Should Taka J&8 Watchman and
. Becopli .
: Because the" tw arel pab:itfa;d
ai a tenai-tweekly and giteyott all
the newi of tnwteTwor Ih printing.'-
- -C:
- Beoame they ivo ;yoa the
neighborhood 'ueitJT::
' BeoanBe they sive you the
ooBntjriiewi. . '-y- - ' j
Because they give yon the State
news. ;v
" Becansa they give you the gen-
Beoiuse they gvyeyou taots of
value. 1
Because v theyiparnish yc n and
your family 'with, ; instructive en
tertainment. . ,i.'7;"' '
Bdcause thsy tell you -of re
liable merchants' ; and . where to
get the greatest burgiins.
Because theydTooate oiyio
righteousness, the enforcement of
all law and will help you to be a
better citizen,
Beoaus9 they boom only the
safe, sane and meritoiioas propo
sitions and helps jhe community
to progress on sufe foundations.
Because th&y sand for the beat
roads streets, schools and other
public requirements ai the needs
appear and acodrding y the abili
ty of our peopl to supply them
without tizes beooming burden
some and lawr tooreatrictiTe of
personal rif?hts.t5 "
B?cause they Relieve no govern
ment is too good, for our people
and therefore intisti on the very
best possible. ' t :
Because ther V believe taxe
should be levidaccording to cnes
ability to pay and thus aid in es
tablishing the "equality of man
kind.. - " -
Because tHey. believe in "Equal
rights to :'allud special privi-
legeato nbpe,'f " "
BeoauseTlney oppw,wrong, the
violation . . of -ja. criminalityV
demagcjuerj, - wligiym .and p?
litical hypooraoy.
Because they defend the masses
against the classes and insist
upon the greatest good to the
greatest number.
Because they favor prohibition,
sobriety, sincerity and decency
and does not care who knows it.
Because the fellows they ex
pose don't want their meanness
known.
Because their enemies and
critics are opposed to the things
enumerated above ara given to
sordid selfishness and want to
grow fat by schemes and tricks at
the peop'es expense, poverty and
demoralization.
Becausa your patronage will
help them to build up a healthy,
moral public sentiment, a law
respeoting county, good govern
ment and closer and better re
lations between all our peop'e.
Because these things need the
undivided support of every good
citizen.
She Knew.
Two young ladies who had
been brought up in the city,
while visiting at a farm in
Ohio iaBt summer, were much
interested in the milking of
the cows. "Which is the
cow that gives the butter
milk?" innocently asked one
of the girls as she inspected
the herd with a critical eye.
"Don't make yourself ridieu
lous," replied her , cousin,
who had boasted that she
i i . i.1 i: i
naa Deen in iub country dsn
fore. "Gloats give butter
milk." Ex.
A Girl's Wild Midnight Ride
To warn people of a fearful for-
. a 1
est nre in tne uassKius a young
girl ride, horse-baok at midnight
and saved many lives. Her deed
was glorious but lives are often
Baved by Dr. King's New Diioov
ry in curing7 lung troul le, ctugbs
and colds, whioh might have end
ed in consumption or pneumonia.
'It cured me of a dreadful cough
and lung disease." writes WV Ri
Patterson, Wellington, Tex
"after four in our family had
died with consumption, and
gained 87 pounds." Nothing so
sure and safe for all throat and
Innv tronblea. Prion 50n. inA
I $100. Trial bottle free. Guar-
il anteed by all druggists .
SUTMEWS.
i:ems ot.lnterest Gathered From the Allan-
-; tic to the Appalachians.
. Judge Charles E. Gedshaw, for
many years prominent in sporU
ing and. racing circles, died at his
home, Tampa, Fla.; late t unday
of .heart failure, tged "62 years
H,is healthr-.recently had been
good and: his death oa me unex
pectedly. Judge Gedshaw's home
is in Try on, N. C, but he has
been spending his winters in Flor
ida for several years.v
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President Taft has re-appointei
Robert D . Douglas - postmaster
at Greensboro. ;
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Dr. H. L. Smith, president of
Davidson College, has been un
animously elected president of
Washington and Lee University,
Lexington, Va. He has not said
what he will do but the friends
of Davidson will try to prevent
his leaving that institution.
O. L. Fry, who lost a hand
while in the employ pif the South
em Railway Company, in Char
lotte was last week awarded $12,
500 damagesrby a jury in Meck
lenburg Superior' Court.
Mary Camerson, the negro wo
man who Chrittmas eve night
shot and killed her husband,
Jphn Cameron, at Fayetteviile, in
a quarrel following her refusal to
play cards with him because it was
Sunday, pleaded guilty of man
slaughter in Cumberland Supe
rior Court and was sentenced to
six months in the penitentiary.'
W, C. Morris pf Concord has
been reappointed to West Point
by RepreBenative Doughton .
A.v
Capt M. O. 8herrill, State li
brarian, is reported as decidedly
worse this week, following his ac
cident last week in falling on the
ice and bieaking the stump of the
leg htost loathe bsttle of Spotts
sylvanta Court Honse' at ;OaQ
federate soldier.. . . , v .
The statue of Senator Zebulon
B. Vanoe will be placed in the
statuary hall at Washington be
side the statue of General R. E.
Lee Senator Overman makes
the selection of location.
I& is said in Washington that the
republicans of the Morehead
wing of the parly will run Thom
as Settle for governor; and that
the Duncan forces will run James
J. firitt now serving as third as
sistant post master-general.
t
The Elk Park Vim fays: The
Wautauga Democrat is getting
pjoud ever the fact they hav
not had a prisoner in their cala-
bcose since last November.
That's not surprising considering
the number of Democrats in the
county.
Statesville Landmark: Engi-
neer Jiariee, oi uaps. n. a
Boat's traiu between Charlotte
and Taylorsville, is now pulling
the throttle of the little locomo
tive whioh leaped from Boslian's
bridge two miles north of States-j
ille, in the early Thursday
morning August 27, 1891, result
ing in one ot tne niggeat wrecks
in railroad history up to that time,
causing tha death of 22 persons
and the injury of as many more.
The locomotive, then No, 166,
was pulled from thj creek after
the wreck and taken to the rail
way shops, where it was later
'mada no" orA if nnmkof
UU tl. V. W W V MUM lb. 1. U ULM UUI
chaLged to 8735, which it now
bears.
Prisoners in New Hanover
cruaty jail attacked the jailer
Saturday night and but for th
prompt assistance ot a negro pris
oner the jailor would have been
overpowered and 25 prisoners
would have escaped
It is reported that Dr. H. L
Smith, resident of Davidson
College, will he offered the presi
dency of Washington and' Lee
University, now vacant. The
trustees of Washington and Lee
met and elected him Wednesday
and it is to be hoped he will not
acoeDt. wbicb. However, reomns
to be lejen.
N, T. Humphrey, who myiie
GENERAL MATTERS OF INTEREST.
Big Events Reducsd Jo Little Paragraphs
. for fbe Readers of This Piper.
Senator Bobt.-M. La Follette
will -make : a presidential trip
through the West early in Maich.
He! will probably go clear across
the continent.
Gcvernor Glassccck, of West
Y:rginia, has announced that he
is for Theodore . Roosevelt for
president, first, IaBt and all the
time.
-' : - .
Wisconsin democrats have en
dorsed Woodrow -(Wilson for pres
ident A blowupon the elbow during a
brzing match last week, resulted
in a broken neck and the instant
death of Hough Rouden, a student
of the Burns Academy. -Rouden
and Foster Jenkins, also a pupil
of the sohool, were boxit.g when
Jenkins slashed in an uppercut
which Rouden caught on the el
bow, the force ot the blow, how
ever, Btood him on his head and
resulted in the dislocation of his
neck in the fall, whnh caused
death.
A Democratic primary held in
Louisiana last week -resulted in
the nomination for Governor of
Judge Hall, candidate of the
Good Government League. Unit
ed States Senator Foster was de
feated for renc ruination by Con
gressman Ransdell. For the sec
ond cenatorship Congressman
Bron,md ted hi- opponent., G'-
ernor Saunders and Congressman
Panjo, bat he probably failed of
a majority.
Demanding an investigation in
to oamyaign expenditures in 19C4
and 1908, Senator Culberson . of
Texas, in the 8enate last Tues
day made sweeping charges of
corruption against the Rebnbli-
can committee of those and other
years. IndirecLLy he charged
that .foreign ambassadorships
were 'besiowed ar a reward- f oi
roampaign coutributiona-aij- it1-
f erentially he charged that , i ormi
er President Roosevelt had' cou-
doned th. n.e of money in poli-
tics.
Humors that France is prepar
ing a naval demonstration against
Italy, wre spread in Paris Sat
urday following tne announce
ment that a regiment of infat.try
id Algeria had been ordered to be
in readiness to go tcr Tunis as a
result of the Italian's seizure of
the French steamer Tavigoano,
off Tunis Friday night. The war
department is a scene of the
greatest activity, but the officials
denied there is any special signi
ficance in the sensational orders
but it is evident they are labor
ing under excitement.
rlouslv disappeared from his
home near Tolarsville, Robeson
counfcv. on the morning of the
6th, is still missing, nothing hav
ing been seen nor heard of him
since that day. Hia family is natu
rally greatly distressed. Mr
Humphrey is about 53 years old
and has a'wife and two children.
The Queen City Drug Company,
of Charlotte, have been running
bund tigar. Jonn forter was
arrested for Belling liquor without
prescription. Monday. Four
barrels of whiskey were found on
the premises cf the store.
J. J. Ingram, a peculiar
character living in Cabarrus
county, died some time ago and
left 13 acres of land and an estate
valued at some 13,000. He had
no known relatives and was a
globe-trotter, lecturer, writer,
and hermit. Recently a will
was found which beaueaths bis
estate to the Barium Spring Or
phanage and Mr. J. P. Cook,
ariitor of the Concord Standard
and a friend of Ingram has qaah
fled as" executor.
The Poultry Koeper is a new
monthly pper printed af Lexing
ton. It is very handsome and
instructive to the poultry raiser.
It thoroughly covers the poultry
field in Piedmont North Carolina..
Its subscription price is only '25
cents per year.
PREVENTION QF CONSUMPTION
Preieotlomf Consumption Is Easy If Eaci
Individual Dots His Part. .
Coneamption is a ; prevent
able disease. Then why not
prevent it? - Every cas is
contracted by means of germs
from some other consumjtive.
If you get consumption, you'
may consider it a monument
to some other consumptive's
ignorancei, carelessness, or
negligence. If you give, or
make others liable to com
sumptfen, you are, guilty of
criminal negligee ce and de
serve to be punished. '
Consumption would lie ex
tinct in less than five years
if all consumptives would ex
ercise the proper precautious.
This may mean you. Thou
sands of people in our State
have consumption and do
not know it. Many of them
go about spitting, coughing,
sneezing in a careless manner,
making their friends and as
sociates most liable to the
disease. , Many others who
may not have the disease are
equally guilty of such filthy
habits. : Does this mean you?
Don't spit! Oh; you say,
that is an old saw. So it is,
but it is the ounce of preven
tion which any one can easily
v m ,-r J A .
supply. jn inety-nve per
eent of the spitting is un
necessary. This is an in
sanitary practice confined
largely to the men. 1 To be
sure; it is filthy and danger
ous to swallow mucus and
phleRm ccraghed up It is f
better to rid the system of
this secretion than to allow
any psrt to enter the stomach.
But, if siit you must, this
can be done in such a manner
as to reduce the danger to a
minimum.- At home, spit
rtnlv in ttiA fi ra rT i 11 a ani
toon. Keep water in the spit
toon. Emptyfit daily and
scald it out- with boiling
water. An excellent pre
caution is to add a half tab
let - of mercuric bichloride
to the water in theTspittoon
wiiefv it isrekuaied for use.
Carbolic acid orTgatcfam--?.
Phl?ti 3&
Disinfectants injure brass
spittoons.
In public, never spit on the
eidewalk or where " it may
come in contact with the
skirts or clothes of others, or
become dried and stirred up
as d ust. Spit in the water
in the gutters or In eewer in
lets. Spit in the sunlight, as
bright sunlight will kill the
germs of consumption before
they can become dry and
float off as dust; Sneeze,
cough, or spit in a handker
chief or, better still, use a
paper napkin and burn after
using. . Consumptives should
use spit-cups.
Whenever you-see a care
less spitter, consider him as a
man dangerous to society and
an enemy to mankind. Avoid
him, and beware that others
cannot so regard you.
Judge J . C. Pritchard of the
United States court left Thurs
day for a six a eeks speaking
tour, whereon he will address au
diences in the States of North
Carolina Maryland, Masachueetta
N w York and Ohio. Judge
Pritchard's toor is undertaken in
the interest of the temperance
move mint and in behalf of the
training scnooi lor j ooiorea
children at , Durham, Judge
Pr.tchard wtU give his; opening
addreis at Raleigh Saturday and
on Monday will discus the pro
hibition question at Baltimore,
Md.
A Hero In A Lighthouse.
For years J. 8. Donaliae, So.
Haven, Mich., a civil watcaptaio,
as a light-bouse "k eper, averted
awtui wreosBj uui s queer iacs ,
he might have been a wrebk, him.
self, if Electric Bitters hsd not
prevented. They curedj me of
kidney trouble -and chills," he
writes, "after I ' had . taken other
so called cures for years, 5 without
benefit and thy also . improved
my sight. Njw, at seventy, I
am feeling fine." For rdyaspep
sia. indigestion, all atomaob.
liver and kidney troubles they're
; without equal. Try them. Only
j.oues. ;-ai shwhu
    

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