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BISHOP COKE SMITH
IS LIKE K VETERAN
Splendid Impression at His
First Conference,
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HISCHARGETO THECLASS
Full of Wisdom and Sound Sense it Pleased ail
—A Prosperous Conference Year
Closes—The Circuit Riders are
Flegantlv Entertained,
(Editorial Correspondence.)
Monroe, N. C., Nov. 22.—1 verily be
lieve the high, stiff hats, called “beavers”
in North Carolina, are going out of fash
ion. At the Methodist Conference here
this week I saw fewer than in a dozen
years. Whether it is because the people
paid up the preachers what they owed
this year, and didn't feel it necessary to
make them presents of unbecoming hats,
or whether it is good seed I have been
sowing, I cannot tell, but it is a good
change. Ten years ago, in a letter from
a Methodist Conference, I told the story
of how a beaver hat was an obstruction
in the way of preacher’s doing good. It
was this way: A woman was in deep trou
ble and the preacher came to see ‘her.
He had a shiny beaver hat. She lived in
an humble cottage and kept no servant.
When he came in she was so afraid that
his slick tile would get dust on it that
she couldn’t hear a word he said, and
while they were at prayers she got up
from her knees and dusted it. A "beaver”
doesn’t look right on a meek and lowly
preacher anyhow, it looks too "flxy,” and
while some of the very best stick to
them for one cause or another, they are
growing fewer and fewer every year. The
same thing is true of gold-headed canes.
I am sure John Wesley would regard it
as a good change to see both going into
innocuous desuetude.
Apropos, a preacher's dress, it is noted
that the members of the conference now
in session here do not look like they
are wearing their best. They look like
a body of well-dressed gentlemen, with
out the look of brand new clothes. This
is also another evidence that the peo
ple are paying the preachers better so
that they don’t need to be saving their
best suits for conference, as in ye olden
time. ‘I remember,” said on old cir
cuit rider, ‘‘the time when a salary of
S4OO was considered large, and if had one
real good suit to keep for conference I
felt all right. Now I can have a real
good suit to wear every day in the
week.”
The preachers are setting a good exam
ple of good taste in dress. The old-fash
ioned Methodists put too much emphasis
on simplicity and plainness, hut latterly
the tendency has been in the other direc
tion. Now the pendulum has swung hack
to the idea of better taste and greater
simplicity.
The first impression upon entering
conference is ihe number of young and
fine looking men who make up its mem
bership. It is a. body of progressive,
looking-forward, militant preachers, full
of faith and full of courage. There arc
not a few old men still in the active
ministry, some of them who set an exam
ple of abundant labors to the younger
men. “I have enjoyed better health the
past year than at any period of my life,”
said the veteran Rev. J. J. Rrnn, pre
siding elder of the Mount Airy district,
“and I have been much of my times in
the mountains. Last winter I travelled
hundreds of miles in the snow and ice
and it did me good. That is a glorious
country in Surry, Ashe, Alleghany and
Watauga and the mountain region. In the
East the tendency has been for the en
terprising young men to go to the towns.
Here th?y stay in the country and no
where in the world will you find better
people and a finer climate." The truth is
that Dr. Renn has renewed his youth in
the altitudes and no wonder he is en
thusiastic about the country.
There : s no body of men where the
comradeship is sweeter than among the
circuit-riders. The old man recalls his
>outh when he sees the young men com
ing into conference, and the young man
sees his own last days when he looks upon
ihe supnranunated preachers. Time deals
gently with the older men. but they arc
admonished that they have not the
strength of other days. Among the older
men here, who receive the warm greeting
of all. are Revs. John R. Brooks. Frank
H. Wood, and Paul J. Caraway. For
nearly half a century they have been
in the harness and have held the most
important positions in the gift of the
conference. The first two have been
forced, at lyat for awhile, to retire
from active work. Mr. Caraway, the old
est of the trio, continues in the pas
torate, but not in the more burdensome
offices which he filled a few years ago.
Co where you will and you will not find
a trinity of men who in their day and
generation have done more for North
Carolina. They are North Carolinians to
the bone, they love their State and their
church, and their lives and characters and
usefulness are an inspiration to the
younger men. There are others among
the older men here as worthy. I men
tion these three as types of a class and
because I have known them for many
years and been helped by their minis
trations.
“Reserve the front pews for the older
men.” said Bishop Coke Smith yester
day morning. “Their hearing is not so
good as it once was and we want to
give them the seats where they can hear
the best.*' That expresses the snirit man
ifested toward the older men. It is beau-
tiful to see the young men, ready to
carry the heaviest loads, deferring to
those whose strength is well nigh spent.
* * *
Talk about your heroes ! The circuit
riders of America, braving hardships and
perils, went with the pioneer and where
the early settler pitched his tent there
the militant circuit-rider stopped to
preach the gospel. With no earthly hon
ors and no reward this side the grave,
the itinerant preacher laid the founda
tions of a healthy Christian civilization
in this Republic.
• * *
This is the first conference over which
Bishop Smith presides. He is fortunate
in having a short name, and he is gen
erally called “Bishop Coke Smith.” The
name sounds not unlike Hoke Smith, who
is nearly always given his full name. It
is a good thing for a man named Smith to
have a distinguishing handle. A rather
amusing thing happened in the confer
ence yesterday morning. The Bishop
could not catch the name of a preacher
who was addressing him and several
lines said "I cannot understand the broth
er's name.” The congregation thought
the name must be a jaw-breaker. It
turned out to be Smith, and when the
Bishop recognized “Brother Smith” a
smile went round the church.
Bishop Coke Smith, as I said, is a
freshman among bishops. This is his first
conference, but he is holding it like a
veteran. He is rather small of size and
belongs to the large company of men
of small build who have come into great
places in spite of short stature. He has
none of the helps that come from a
commanding presence or an authoritative
voice. He has been elevated to the
bishopric because of his scholarship, his
abundant labors, his sweet spirit, his all
round capacity anl equipoise. He is the
soul of courtesy and consideration. He
illustrates his doctrine that a Christian
should be first of all a gentleman—kind,
considerate of the feelings of others, cour
teous and agreeable. On Friday at 11
o’clock, the Bishop delivered an address
to the class of young preachers who were
received into full connection. It was a
solemn hour. It is the most important
service at a Methodist Conference. It is
the Appi Forum in the progress of the
young minister. He has been preaching
on trial. Now, after passing his exami
nations, he is to take his place as a life
long itenerant. The obligations he takes
are of the most sacred character, and
no man can sit and hear them without
a feeling of solemnity. It is the custom
of the bishops to impress these obli
gations with an exortation, an admoni
tion, a solemn recounting of the vows. It
is in this address that the Bishop can
be best judged himself. It is on a much
larger scale than the charge of the up
right judge to the grand jury, an expo
sition of the law to the crowded court
house as well as to the men j.o whom
it is particularly addressed. Upright
judges, who regard this charge as a
solemn duty to teach the people, per
form a great duty and bless the people
wherever they go.
The class of young preachers received
this year is said to be composed of men
of approved worth and usefulness and of
great promise. The bore themselves as
men called of God to poach His word.
Bishop Smith delivered his charge with
seriousness and with power. It was sound,
it was practical, it was full of sense and
every-day deligion. I wish it could be
printed in full. Here, are a few of the
sentences:
“I have seen some men who professed
such great love for God that they seemed
to be mad at everybody else, but this is
not the true idea.”
“You can build high on an emotional
religion, but you can't build broad on it.
T believe in an emotional religion, but
I believe in an intelligent religion as
well. The heart won’t go where the in
tellect will not follow.”
. ' God has no place in this world for a
lazy man.”
“Don’t scold people from the pulpit,
but ’Ain them by personal contact. Never
give a man up as long as there is a
chance to save him. Remember that
never until the betrayal did our Lord
give up Judas Iscariot.”
"You can’t rule other people if you
are not willing to be ruled yourself. If
you are not willing to submit to au
thority yourself you are not fit to use
authority yourself.”
“Don't think to save men by prohibi
tion or denunciation. Preach on lofty
themes, on the great essentials and don’t
waste your time preaching on little
things.”
He was particularly effective his con
demnation of judging men by appearances,
of measuring every man by the same
rule, of demanding a sameness in bearing,
in dress, in giving up. He gave several
striking incidents illustrating and enforc
ing his admonitions that were particu
larly fine.
The best part of his address was one
for which he apologized. He was speak
ing to the young men about marriage, i
about the importance of a minister mar- ;
rying a woman who would be a true and
helpful preachers’ wife, and he made a
tender and beautiful allusion to his own
wife —“the little woman who all these
years has walked by my side and shared
my work. Every honor that has come
to me I have tak ?n and 'aid at her feet,
for I owe it all to her helpfulness.” That
was all —but that was enough to give
a glimpse into the soul of the devoted
husband and the man! It was in excel
lent taste and spirit, and touched every
heart.
He inveighed against the narrow spirit
that wished conformity in outward ways,
agairst the spirit of lecturing the people
for doing those things not in themselves,
wrong instead of seeking to lead them
upon such planes that would make them
find happiness only in the higher realms
of pleasure.
But I took no notes and did not start
out to do the Bishop the wrong of re
porting his exquisite exhortation.
* * *
This is a r.ne body of men and confer
ence is proceeding without a jar. The
year just closed has been one of success
(Continued on Page Five.)
RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA, SUNDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 23, 1902.
THE MILL MERGER
PLAH OF FRIES COES
To be Incorporated Under
New Jersey Laws.
COMMITTEE ADJOURNS
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The Work cf Passing Upon ail Properties Thus
far Submitted Practically Completed —
Over a Hundred Plants Have
Been Accepted.
(Special to News and Observer.)
Greensboro, N. C., Nov. 22.—The cotton
| mill merger committee practically com-
I pleted its work here last night, having
finally passed upon all properties offered
them, and there will be another meeting
here in about three weeks to pass upon
properties that were accepted Hi every
respect, except that some formalities,
such as affixing seal, etc., to papers sub
mitted had been omitted.
At this adjournment meeting, new op
tions, which are constantly coming in,
will be examined and passed upon by the
committee. A leading member of the
■committee gives the information that
over a hundred plants have so far been
i accepted, and that several, which are
all right, except for defects in prepara
tion above alluded to will, upon supply
ing these defects, be admitted. He also
says that while not a single “rattle
trgp” plant was seriously considered,
there were many rejected, whose physi
cal and financial condition was all right,
but the price asked was considered too
high. Many of these may also be in
cluded in the merger at the next meet
ing upon the amendment of option price.
“The merger plan is no w an accom
plished fact, said he. “In every in
stance we have allowed just about the
price for each they would have brought
if new. The papers have been forwarded
to the underwriters in New York, or will
be in a few days, and the incorporation
articles will be taken out in New Jersey
in the course of a few days.”
FOR M. P. COLLEGE
Over Thirty-five Thousand
Dollars Now Pledged.
The Sessions of the Methodist Protestant Con
ference Grow in Interest —enthusiam
Among the Delegates.
(bpecial to News and Observer.)
Asheboro, N. C., Nov. 22,-The sessions
of the Methodist Protestant Conference
are growing in interest.
Nearly all the delegates want to take
part in advocating and advancing the
work in the various lines.
Jhe large church building is filled to
overflowing it the night sessions.
Rev. C. E. Forlines delivered a in
teresting address last night on Method
ist Protestantism in America. Commit
tee on Education reported about $30,000
pledged for the Methodist Protestant Col
lege. This amount was Increased last
night by about $5,500.
The different pulpits will be filled to
morrow by ministers of the Methodist
Protestant Conference.
FTSSENDEN AT ROANOKE,
Will Sell His Invention to the Guvernment---
Btation to be at Hatteras.
(Special to News and Observer.)
Washington, N. C., Nay. 22.—Reginald
A. Fessenden is again on Roanoke Is
land testing his wireless telegraph sys
tem. He has received a new instrument
from a Philadelphia electrical firm, which
they had been under rush orders to finish
and since its arrival Prof. Fessenden lias
much improved his method by daily wire
less conversation with Washington, D.
C. Prof. Fessenden will sell his inven
tion to the government and not go into
a private company. There will be a sta
tion at Hatteras, in this State.
M. F. Watson, of the Washington Soap
Company stole $65 from a man in Kinston
Wednesday, while the man was drunk.
Watson got out a money order for S4O
to his wife in this town and mailed it.
It is a queer coincidence that Watson was
also drunk when he took the money from
the other man. A telegram from the
postmistress at Kinston today instructs
the postmaster here to hold up the or
der upon order from the government, so
that part restitution may be made to
the loser.
Lyrching Story a Fake,
(Special to News and Observer.)
Wilmington, N. C., Nov. 22.—Informa
tion comes from Bladen county that there
was no lynching there this week as was
reported in an Associated Press dispatch.
The white man, Ed. Davis, and his son,
whom it was thought were lynched, dis
appeared from home to escape arre6t.
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Greensboro, N. <\, Nov. 22.—A derailed
freight o ntho Winston track at Pomona
delayed the passenger train two hours
tonight. No one was injured and the
damage was slight-
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YULE KICKS HARVARD
CLEANOFFTHEEARTH
And Twenty-three to Nothirg
Stands the Score,
THEGAMENEVERINDOUBT
*
Nothing of Spectacular Brilliancy is in the
Playinff—The Redskins Bite the Dust
Before the Cavaliers of
Virginia.
(By the Associated Press.)
New Haven, Conn., Nov. 22.—Yale
University established her supremacy in
the East on Yale field this afternoon by
defeating Harvard in the annual game
in unmistakable style. When time was
called in the darkness of the early even
ing the score stood 23 to 0. and Yale’s
shouting thousands overwhelmed their
victorious heroes while Harvard partisans
with cheer after cheer encouraged their
defeated but plucky fighters.
Nearly thirty thousand spectators wit
nessed the great game, under weather
conditions that could not be improved
from the standpoint of the onlookers.
It was a trifle too warm for the players,
but the temperature did not cause the
contestants to let up a moment during
the game.
It took the Yale men five minutes or
more to get their football stride. After
that the outcome never was in doubt, for
the New Haven collegians demonstrated
that it was Yale's day. In strength, in
resources, generalship and versatility,
the Yale men had a big advantage over
their Harvard rivals. Four times Har
vard's goal line was crossed for Yale
touchdowns. Three of the touchdowns
were converted into goals. Yale’s play
was consistent throughout and of the
highest order.
The scoring was divided almost equally
between the halves, two touchdowns
coming in each period. The Yale victory
was the result rather of straight foot
ball than of spectacular brilliancy. Three
of the touchdowns came after heart
breaking plunges of the Yale men through
Harvard’s defence. Practically the only
play of the day was witnessed when
.Metcalf, the Yale half back, duplicated
the work of aptain Chadwick at Prince
ton last week, and leaping through a
yawning gap in Harvard’s line ran
twenty-sejen yards for the second touch
down of the game. He did not find a
clear field, but he was given superb in
terference until he was able to clear all
Harvard tacklers except Mills, whom he
eluded by clever dodging. Yale's other
throe scores wore made bv Chadwick,
Kir.ney and Hogan, all of whom were
pushed over the line, in mass plays di
rected at the center of Harvard’s line.
Only twice during the game did Har
vard have a chance to score. Once by
magnificent line breaking the Cambridge
players forced Yale back from Eli's forty
yard line to a point wthin eight yards
of the goal line. A fumble by Captain
Kernan in a play that started viciously
and gave promise of success was follow
ed by a Yale stand, which took the ball
from Harvard on downs. In the second
half Harvard succeeded in reaching
Yale’s twenty-two-yard line, but Yale
here developed a stone wall defence and
a kick was Harvard’s only hope. Mar
shall tried for a goal from the field, and
missed by yards. Otherwise the play
was almost entirely in Harvard’s terri
tory and the Yale advance was con
sistent. Except at long intervals the
Cambridge players were constantly on
the defence. Now and then a crimson
brace would come, and for the moment
the Harvard enthusiasts were encouraged,
but the strength of Yale was too great
and the spectators early began to dis
cuss the probable size of Yale’s score.
The game was one of the cleanest ever
seen in New Haven.
DOWN GO THE INDIANS.
The Virginians Win by a Bcore of Six to
Five.
(By the Associated Press )
Norfolk. Va., Nov. 22.—1 n an Intensely
interesting game this afternoon, the Car
lisle Indians met defeat at the hands ot
the University of Virginia team. The
results was a gratifying surprise to the
Virginians' most enthusiastic admirers.
Although the betting as 5 to 1 thhi
Virginia would be defeated and even
money that she would not score, the
University boys defeated Carlisle by a
score of 6 to 5 and the rooters foe the
college lads went wild. Virginia made
<5 in the first half and failed to score
in the second, when Carlise scored 5.
Virginia’s touch-down was made by
Johnson and Harris kicked goal. Yar
lote scored for Carlisle and Charles, who
had succeeded Captain Williams as full
back, missed the goal, the ball striking
an upright and bounding back. *
COFFIN AGAIN TESTIFIES
Damaging Testimony Against Breese by Col
Burgwyn, C B Leonard, and Others,
(Special to News and Observer.)
Charlotte, N. C., Nov. 22.—Mr. George
M. offin, deputy comptroller of the cur
rency, who was on the stand yesterday
evening at the time for adjournment, was
again the main witness in the Breese’s
trial today.
Mr. Coffin testified that shortly before
the First National Bank of Asheville
went under, Major Bree.s came to Wash
ington and had a long talk with him.
He said at that time Major Breese was
very anxious to convert the bank into
a State bank. At one time he thought
his plans had matured, but a bank in
Baltimore, a creditor of the Asheville
bank, refused to consider the proposition.
The Government's contention along this
lino was that Major Breese sought to
change the bank into a State institution
in order to escape the prosecution of
the government. Mr. Coffin also testified
as to a lot of worthless paper that was
included in the solveut credits of the
institution.
Col. W. H. S. Burgwyn, of Henderson,
formerly a bank examiner, was placed
on the stand by the government. Colonel
Burgwyn testified to substantially the
same facts as were related by Mr. George
M. Coffin. He corroborated the witness
at all material points.
Mr. C. B. Leonard, of Chattanooga,
Tcnn., followed Colonel Burgwyn for the
government. It was on account of this
witness that the government asked for
continuance, because of his not appearing
on Tuesday. Mr. Leonard testified that
he had been given several papers by Ma
jor Breese asking that signatures be ob
tained in order that certain banking
rules might be carried out. Leonard ad
mitted that he secured the endorsement
of several names to these papers.
The government intends to establish
the fact that Leonard w r as employed by
Major Breese to secure these endorse
ments for the purpose of defrauding
those who had entrusted their money to
the bank.
J. Frank Aldrich, of Buffalo, New York,
receiver of the defunct bank, testified
that out of $240,000 of papers supposed
to be assets of the First National Bank,
he had only been able to realize some
thing over $4,000. The witness regarded
the balance of the notes and other pa
pers as absolutely worthless.
IHE ELECTRIC LIRE
Fo Connect High Point, Win
ston, Greensboro.
franchises Obtained at Greensboro and High
Point —Rail Laying to Begin on Dur-
ham and Charlotte Road.
Special to the News and Observer.)
Greensboro, N. C., Nov. 22.—Tho Board
of Aldermen, at a special session last
night, granted a franchise for sitxy
years to tho High Point Electric Rail
way Company, on application of King &
Kimball, attorneys for the incorporators.
Green Cohen, F. W. Darlington, D. A.
Waters and E. D. Steele. With the ex
ception of the latter, who is a local
capitalist, these gentlemen represent an
immense Philadelphia syndicate, Mr.
Waters himself being a millionaire man
ufacturer of wood-working machinery
of all kinds.
Ex-Mayor Z. Y. Taylor as general
manager and attorney for the Greens
boro Electric Company, appeared before
tho council and made a fine argument
against granting tho proposed franchise
for a term of sixty years, when only
twenty years were given the company
which had just put in a splendid street
car and electric service for the city.
A franchise for this road lias already
been obtained at High. Point, and the
purpose of the company now is to se
cure one at Winston-Salem, thus con
necting these three important manufac
turing centers, giving freight competi
tion between the Southern and the Nor
folk and Western Railroad at Winston-
Salem, and at Greensboro with the
Southern and Seaboard Air Line, soon to
have connection here through the com
ing Durham and Charlotte Road from
Pittsboro.
Superintendent F. D. Jones, of the
proposed Durham and Charlotte Rail
way, is in the city, and assures this cor
respondent that next, month his force
will begin laying rails at Pittsboro, an
S. A. L. point, for the Pittsboro-Grcens
boro extension of fifty miles. Ho says
the line will strike Haw River, going
to Graham, Burlington, thence north,
leaving the Southern at this point, to
Ossipee Mills in Alamance, thence to
the new Cone Whit Oaek Mills, nar
Greensboro, and to Revolution and Prox
imity, having its termination on the im
mediate northern corporation limit of
the city, near the Empire Steel and Iron
Company’s plant. When this charter was
granted a clause was specially inserted,
prohibiting it from crossing, trans
ferring, assigning or selling to the
Richmond and Danville Railroad, its
assigns, lessees or successors. This, it
would seem, will prevent the Southern
Railway from scooping this splendid
competjng property.
This line will traverse the very heart
of the cotton mill industry of the State,
and in connection with the proposed
electric line to High Point and Winston-
Salem, will have a feeder in competition
with the Norfolk and’ Western and the
Southern, for the immense furniture
manufacturing output of High Point and
Winston, as well as the tremendous cot
ton mill, fiour mill, knitting mill, mer
cantile and tobacco manufacturing in
dustries of Winston-Salem.
Mother of Famous Actress Deajd.
(By the Associated Tress.)
London, Nov. 21.—Mrs. Le Breton,
mother of Mrs. Langley (Mrs. De Bathe)
the actress, died today at her residence
on the Island of Jersey.
An Infant’s Death.
On Satuiday evening, November 22,
1902, at 4:45 o'clock, Kale Miller the in
fant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Ben
Young, passed away. Services will be
held at 3:30 this afternoon in Oak wood.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
DR, E,H, LAW PLEADS
FOR MORE BIBLES
The Conference Hears Sev
eral Reports.
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SERMON BY A JAPANESE
Free Will OfFerirg That Will Enable Him to
Complete His Course at Trinit}— Col
lection for Colored Church —
1 rials Proceed Slowly
(Special to News and Observer.)
Monroe, N. C.. Nov. 22.—Rev. F. L.
Townsend, of Waynesville, conducted the
opening exercises of the fourth days
session of the Western North Carolina
Conference this morning. Bishop 'A.
Coke Smith announced the transfer of
T. E. Weaver from the Holston Confer
ence. The report of the trustees of
Davenport ollcge was read and referred.
Considerable time was given to routine
business under* the call of questions
three, ten, twelve and twenty. Dr. L. W.
Crawford, of Greensboro, made a state
ment as to the Weddington property late
ly bequeathed to the conference in Meck
lenburg. Greetings were received from
the Methodist Protestant Conference in
session at Ashboro.
J. S. Martin, treasurer of the joint
board of finance submitted his report
and distributed cheeks for conference
claimants.
Rev. T. N. Ivey, D. D.,» editor of the
Raleigh Christian Advocate, was intro
duced to the conference. Rev. Dr. T. H.
Law of the American Bible Society, was
introduced and spoke in behalf of larger
collections that Bibles may be more lib
erally distributed.
The Committee on Conference Relations
reported through Rev. W. H. Vestal,
recommending the granting of superan
nuated and supernunary relations as ask
eed in all cases except Reverends James
Wilson and R. G. Abernethy, and the same
was adopted. Resolutions of sympathy
for Dr. and Mrs. James Atkins, whoso
son lies critically ill in Nashville, were
passed.
A letter from the Sabbath Observance
League of America was received and in
ferred to a special committee. Reverends
J. W. Roberts and J. M. Stanton, fra
ternal messengers from the colored
Methodist Episcopal Conference, also in
session here, were introduced and made
hort talks, to which Ilishon Smith and
others responded, and a collection of
$60.00 was raised for the colored church
located here.
Dr. H. M. Harrill, of Nashvillo,-*spoko
briefly of the Sunday school interests.
The Conference adjourned at one o’clock
with benediction by Rev. F. H. Wood,
D. D.
Rev. T. K. Kugimiga, of Japan, preach
ed an earnest sermon this afternoon,
which made a deep impression and tlie
meeting wound up in old fashioned camp
meeting style. A free will offering was
made to Mr. Kugimiga, which will en
able him to complete liis course at
Trinity College.
Tonight a meeting was hold in tho
interest of Sunday school work and ad
dresses made by Rev. 11. M. Harrill and
others. Visiting ministers will fill all
the local pulpits here tomorrow and
nearby towns and villages.
The trials of two suspended members
of the conference proceed slowly, and
the conference may not adjourn as a re
sult before Tuesday or Wednesday next.
POISON IN A MINERAL WATER
BOITLE NEARLY CAUSES DEATH.
Kiss Marjorie Lyon Drank Frcm tho Bottle
, and Was Only Bayed by Prompt Med
ical Attention,
(Special to the News and Observer )
Greensboro, N. C., Nov. 22.—At 2
o’clock today this city was startled by
the intelligence that Miss Marjorio
Lyon, the beautiful and popular* young
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Lyon,
was dead from the effects of poison.
Investigation proved that while Miss
Lyon had swallowed poison, and was
thought to be dying, the early arrival of
physicians, and prompt use of antidotes
had resuscitated her. At nine o’clock
she is reported out of danger, but as
being restless and in great paint.
Miss Lyon had been taking a mineral
water for indigestion and one cf (he
empty bottles had been converted into
a receptacle for wood alchohol used in
a chafing dish. Without noticing she
poured out a glass of this and drank it.
Dr. Michaux, fortunately, was passing
the residence when the dreadful mistake
was discovered, and by prompt attention,
in which he was assisted by Dr. Battle,
who was hastily' summoned, fatal re
sults were averted.
“Yes,” remarked Col. Carr, to a Wash
ington Post reporter, *‘l am a candidate
for the seat in the United States Senate
now held by Senator Pritchard. I have
had a pretty busy career and have tried
to be of some service to my countrymen,
and am willing to admit that if the
people should choose me Senator a
cherished ambition would be realized. I
know nothing of machine politics, and
my sole aim would be to promote the
welfare of my State and of ihe whole
country.”
The result of the football game be
tween Guilford and Davidson yesterday
was nothing to nothing.
    

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