WASHINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA, SATURDAY AtTERNOQ^ SEPTC^R~yIm
lad school In the Small dle
chlaad township, took place
f. There *u also a picnic
r.the grounds There were
crowd present; estimated to
690. Addresses were made
"s- J. F. Tayloe and Norwood
ona^oT this city. . '
I. D. Rove, in appropriate
He also called
rachpon, all returned to the
se where Mr. Norwood L.
was presented , in ornate
Prof. Jphn Paul, -principal
hour on education, picturing
ranee of clrlllsatlon from the
Ift* to laodom - tlmee. The
?were highly complimented.
Hns in IIuuui ofHt?
Birthday" With a
iter Stephen Mendal Suaman,
f Mr. and Mra. B. L.. Sutman.
it home yesterday afternoon
.i. to 6: JO to lilt many play
! fileuiei The eecaplen
he celebration of his eleventh
lay. Games and other pleas
rere Indulged la, and the after
en tertalnfed so lavishly anrf
igty. A , drire waa taken
i all the principal streets of
and out in th+ oouatry. The
Otnrned about 8:30 and b'.d
I to 'Master Mendal aftef ea
r great pleasure In being pei;
wdfe In, high glee and
remember the oocasion
e. The following were
beth Carrow, Dorothy Brown.
I Bonner.^JuIOT-FT. BHght,
JtrtMm, Carrie U
Hoyt, Jessie McCullen,
?ou, *Erelin Jonas, Norma
? Jones. Wllllan) Bailer.
*TTT. Km Ml Clark, wil
?n, E*a Lea ChauncV
MR. a L HUUGfcS
Answers Attack on Him by
Editor W. K. Jacobson
Waahlngton, N. C.,
September 1, 1W>
Editor Dally News:
.Bnclosed you will find my reply to
W. K. JacObson, you can pupllsh It
I kmd no thought or wounding tE?
filing!! nf nttle J a key whan T
the article asking for Information In
regard to the road law, but I have
heard It said tjiat the hit dog fTwaya.
holler?, and judging from the way
that little Jakey hollnwwd he dtnst
bare been hlfvdrrhard.
I asked the question for the benefit
of all the Voters and taxpayer? lnthe
township. , and when you said In your
comment upon my ahlcle that asked
W. K. Jacobeon and .Hon. P. B. Hook
er for an explanation of the law that
tba explahktldn would be for the ben
efiNof all concerned, upon tba ques
tion at Issue. mBnt the article of little
Xakey was motje ? a personal abuse
iTon'tJhlak the public Is sspecial
ly Interested InJakey or myself, and
la Tor filsa&use of me, I nave. De
fifime. accustomed ta it, and I can say
of a truth; that ? I .kqlf no, B?llc^
against him, fnr.^rin nnl thlnfc he U
responsible for what he says, for I
feel that he bejonga to that class for
?which qur Saviour praysd when~He
said "Father forgive them, they
know not what they do," and as for
my polltlds, uo one. seems to be Jnter
asted In that qxcept lltle Jakey,- and
I. tall ilfrirttt wrdw of my po
litical opinion, because I know this
government wlir never- be controlled
by men the ma Jorttyof whom wfll be
possessed of as little Intellect rand
that has as Utile Nfkra tor the feel-"
kigs of othera as little Jakey
/ lis says he dSyw the law. ? l ihlnfc
no on* will doubt bis word about
that If they will read the act as It
stands on the statute books for It
compares favorably with his explana
tion of the law. Us will
Board of County Commissioners, and
The election srlll never be held upon*
any such abaurd and unjust legisla
tive act One of the leading men fn
getting up the petition and who cir
culated the petition to the extent eT
securing between 200?n^_KU> signa
tures. says he v^ll not give the ques%
tion any further complderatlon, and
** """ *h-l "ITft
and unjust law he ha# ever read.
This man Is one of our best and most
ftruiafneill tll&eas in ihls communi
ty. and a lsaiflf?f n*wncfat, sMch
goes to ahow the editor of The News
was right in .saying that thla is not a
political q ueepon r*? He thinks that
one of the first questions that Jakey
will. ?slt when he kndcks at the pear
ly gates and eld 01. Pe?M apsas unto
him, will be "la there any Democrats
here of the Jaksy strips?" and if the
answer should b? nb, vre think
can see Jlttle Jakey taking his 4eoar
timr ttrttfifr fflnrafry trea whence.
non<? hsve evsr rsturned.
One wo&Id judge from Jakey's
closing words in his article that the
reason hs Introduced such a foolish
He reminds me of a man I once heard
talking agalnat public schools. Ho
slid hs wits opposed to public schools
bn account of the mgro. *ird~wss
willing ^o let his own c&lldrtn grow
up In Ignorance In order to keep the '
negro from being educated. And
Jakey's 'dosing words-sound to me"
ii?* Is wWHiig tu K^ thnburaan
on the poor whjte man's shoulders
and make blm continue to work the
public roada and pay his UkMI. sxtca
for the same purfoee. . YQn eari't
yogfc ?, hardship u port' the negro with
out making It Jukt^as tough on the
poor white man, whd has to do man
T thill tOBtHw to yhH I gin
agalnat the present system of work
ing the public roads, or any supple
mental act like chapter 561, Public
Laws of 1907, that Jakey says' Iff
drew snd which I do' not dispute. 1 1
will write thess two verses for Jak
HJ'S MIllBptHh#' ' "-T.lJ *"
If I vote. a ticket of treedom,
He would turn me from my cabin
And brand me -a bloodletting Anar
And threaten me with the Judg
ment to come.
BIG REUPllUN ~
An Elaborate Affair Being
Planned at Danish
Copenhagen.. Sept.-*.? i. mSgUou.
international in its Interests is being
prepared for Dr. Frederick A. Cook,
t be American dlscoVerer' oCfli'd &01TB
the North and Is expected Saturday
on hnaxri the unsmrrHsnt Kinds
Warlhf proofs o f the authenticity of
hie claims,- after baying planted the
American flag furtherest North and
claimed sovereignty for the United
States ever 50,000 .square miles of
unexplored regions of ice and rock.
Danish ^dentists and .others inter
? tad la J the r explorations ? of ? t?s.
[Amerlcaor^re anxious to welcome Dr.
iCook and get from him tlje proojf of
hla clalma. s _ ?
The American. legation was crowd-,
ed all day atid thousands of tele
grama from 'all 'perrta of the world
we$e received and are being fceM for
the explorer* Tourists from every"
cofiler of the continent and Great
Britain are hurrying here to taka
_*? ? The - Aalimio
I*&*e. attending the istif
mological . congress at Zermat, re
ceived the following cable yesterday:
I1"1" arii H> pnln Apii| 11.
Discovered land in Car north.
CONDITION OF ^
Normal? Comparison by
Washington, Sept. 4. ? The erofr
??porting board .of the bureau of yta
tist^s of the United Slates Depart
ment of Agriculture estflhates from
ffie"" reports* of tbeToFfeipondeiits and
agents of the bureau. that -the aver
age condition of the cotton crop on
August 25, ^900, Tgaa 63.7 per cent
of a normal, as compared- with 71.9
on July 25, 1909, 76.1 on August 26,
1*08; 71.7 on- August 25, 1907 r and
72.6 the average of the past ten years
on Angust 25. Comparisons of con
ditions by 8tatee follows:
. ?? ? Auk. 1C. Aug. E?t
States. 1909. 1907.
Vlrgiml ? ? -
North Carolina . '7S 80
?null, Carolina 74 76
jtoifa . . ... . . . 75 80
pSOEnBTr;.; ,gg 77
Idwhiw' 61 70
Louisiana 7r- 63
Palled Biases . . .-Vn ? 76.1
STREET IMPROVED. ?
The Street Commissioner with a
force of hands haa been engiged for
gutters, *c., on Market street, which
adds considerably to its appearance.
IS OUT AGAllf. a -
Ray, the oldest son of Mr. and
Mrs. Jesse fa. Warte#r who haa been
l","' tux tr
ner?a4 a^ te be -lit sgStn, t-rr thy
delight *pt his playmates and friends.
Mr. VV. A. Faker, Photog
rapher, Hoiuj From
- ? W ft^jj|ijMfcfoaahffr|ton's up
to-dalu photographer, returned last"
night from Richmond. Va.. where hT
attended the twelfth annual eopren
tton of the Photographer,' Aaaocla
tJon for Virginia, North and , South
Carolina. The aeaaloni of the body
WMIe thm, Mr Bak.
a N?r Oenturr camera, t
aaetf at tbeaeeoeJaUon.
; ALL ill KittfflTTEO
Merchants 'of City Ought
to-Shut Stoie Doors Sat
urday Night Hour
The Washington m?^dU hare
alwajs bogs fair XI q jii?t ia all their
dealings with their patrons, as wetf
as their employes. There- Js no town"
1h North Csroltha iillgW* there is
more^agnamlnUy^aJiown by the. bus
iness men. ifny ft*? no or
place of buatneM, 1b thlstity, when
?hows to their satisfaction a thing la
??od .na just. ?ot oaiBBc lh?*
?elves, hut to thoee to their employ,
the j like men at ohce Rectify their
previous error ahd addX>t The sugges
tion. TBI! mi 6k* tW bf*t de^
viprted frofa In their nia nafrr nii rrt and
dealings, The. cltlxe?a ? Wash Ins
ton and employes have ao complain'
to lay at the door of titajmerchant,
both -wholesale and retaiLi They are
a twilj uf ? inen thai **-HiuosuiaH
w*y toward carrying "forward ther
town. . The News double if there la a
set of men . any where -that extends
more leniency apd taror'iUd for this
every person feels pratilul. When
the petition to close up t^e different
?tome at 6 p. m., was carried to the
heads of the business hOubea, they
readily and without yktttest sighed
It, and have kept their promise falth
News will always comawifi^ the r***11'
as It does In this instance, and in do
|pg eo, the paper wlahei?-to call thei
merchanta's attention tqjj^tother item
that shbold receive i^fefQl and undi
vided attention. Thlsfv suggestion
can work no hardship; hot It will be
What Is the need or use' pi keeping
open the different stores of the city
after 11 oUdock 8atyrd?j, night? ir
all the business houses of Washing
ton would cbiqe togefter and ^a^opt
a rule to close promf&hr at 11 o'clock
It would not only work to an advan
tage to employe, but also to the em
ployer. Both would tetirj^to their
iwpefUTe huuies au hour CtfUfl*1, and
all given some chance to get a good
test ft um uwir Birn ffiy*'*6rk. To
work frqm 6 a. m. to 12 p. m. Is a
hardship, Yhd should be doae away
with, especially when therela no rea
son or Justness-ln the present meth
od: If all the merchants of the city
would resolve to close an ttbur. earner
Saturday nights; the patrons would
abide by the rule and do their toad
tog before this hour. In^JLhe weeW
days the stores have a certain hour
for closing 'and The" News hhHeves,
In fact, knows, alftwe ?Pttfed. This
Defng true, why wouldn't closing sr
11 Saturday nights work out to the
same . satisfaction.
Some of the wholesale merchants
already hav? resolved, and do close
their placwi uf UusIbwl yaigptly at
4 o'clock Saturday afternoons. They
realise their employes have , worked
desire to extend to them some cour
tesy. Their trade has not been one
cent less.sUice thli pellcyi^ras adopt
close st 4 o'clock Saturdays, and the
retail merchants and all Others
should have feelr-week's work ended
PrOMPtlTi it -1 1 o'clrick oa g^i?TflaT
nights. If this rule Is decided upon
It would work to the mutual advan
Sooner Arrived Thl? .Morning With
Morcfc,.fci^ pot Whotor,.
The srhooher Mary OmllUrd ar
rived thia mnrnlnt frao. .Norfolk,
T>.. lift ? iHimf
Thandlae Top the wholesale Arm of a
R. Mlxon tt Col. and the otfcier ?hole
n't- merchlnta tn lie city. The
?chooner la now engaged In unload
About fifty people left here on the
special emra-fm WurfuHc tWa mortrtn*
TM? WH lWWl ear. .extra <bMi
were well ftllad alone thT ro?a. ?7^
IN TH1S STATE
% ;? i 'i
A>P Increase of Over Six
_ teen Millions in North
Carolina.] ' -
lUMCbrN. C.. Sept. the
Uuc UMHment valuation of . all cor
poration North -Carolina, Include
lag r?llruta$, telephone, telegrapU,
light, street railway, banks. buUdia*
and ? loan associations and -general
print. carnartfiMl .nr. ..I. liaa.
? total.tncrewe o t 118.100.
403. is the oCelal announcement Junt
made by the Corporation Commis
sion. this work of assessment as to
corporations generally hating been
in progress for the past three^mCnths
with attendant special' interest in
r^nnftrtlrtn with work pf flTlnr
Che 'corporate excess of private cor
porations o^~wfclch there are upward
of 3,000. and the assessment of the
oapltai of banks and Insurance com
The general assessment of rail
roads takes place only once In four]
merely the addition of appraisements
CJL extensions aAd adjustments made
necessary by physical changes -and
changes 1u equipment. ? The asse;
ments of the various classes of cor- 1
porallon* and the Increases' as com
pared wfih last year follow:
Railroads. $86,345,563. Increase 1
$764.7501"' - ^ ?
? Taiiagiiinfi? , telegraph, ejectrlc
light, street railway ahd ' similar
semi-public corporations, $*7,774,
644, increase $372,391.
- Bank stock, less real estate owned, H
$16,892,831, increase $1,393,527. -]
Building and loan, $1,683,711, -in
Private corporations in which In
surance' companies hre also included, |
$11,302,356. Increase $13> 1^,707.
--These swwesBriymteare being ccr-,
tilled now'tothe registers of deeds
of tho Tarfous ctrantlus for the col
lection of taxes on the basis of these
uaiwssmeuU. It is interestlif^" to aota
that Guilford has tho largest assess
ment, the amount being $6,793,117,
*lth Meckleo&burg second with $5,
910,107. Some of the other county
jtotsis are: Buncombe, $3, 7661326;
' Craven, ?i,S82,745.
- Are Broken
New York, 8ept. 4.? Three new
'64M& records ? fell tu tlie Cunaud
liner Lusitanlf on her latest trip
rrom (frueenstown whk.lll ended, last
night The Lyfiitania made the paa
la fnn? dmgfl nnri I
forty-two minutes, thereby clipping
three hours and eighteen minutes
from her fastest previous time. She
maintained an average speed of 25.85
knots for the. entire voyage, beating
fc&d flnaHy by landing her passengers
?t the Canard pier shortly before 1
o'clock- last night she became the
flrsTirngr to dock on the fourth dsy
out from ~QrreeuHtuwu.
Oyster Season Bids Fair tolfeipa?H |
-All OCbers or Kwinr TOOT.
There are assurances of 'an abun
dant tUMilj ilE uysteis, gurlHf~pfgi^
ent season. The natural beds in the
creeks and souqds are ^ell stocked
with oyster growth, and the planters.
Th* N%ws is told, have a considfra
""'WppCr uf th?i M?aN*.
ine Washington market for 1 oys
ters cannot be surpassed*, Large
numbers are handled here each sea
son and the coming season bide fair
oysters that are brought here have
aaJlne flavor as in the world*. The
Totffir of the lusefcm* bWalv* are
look In* forward \<i Ikfitr coming with
LARGE MKTEOR. FEU,
? ~ ' AT A8HEVII.LK, V C. I
AaherllUg. M. C., 8ept: 4. ? Biasing
with ' amazing .splendor, a large
mateor iformed-a brIHfent -speot?61?
of the skiaa for late pedestrians "on
the streets last night, ?
The meteor passed orer the Fed
eral building and midway In Its
Bight It baeame a. glowing ball of
Sra about twain Inches in diameter
to tha naked ejw.
Lett lawyers In the Midst .of Argu
hr iMint wi'oiit, ? y
Far?tt?Tllle, Sent. I ? W. J; John
i ho?? Itofalght after wurt had
- ' :
Ha latt th* lawrsr* ta tha j
He will A?i<sress the Young |
Men's Chrutiir. League
The Young Men's Christian League
wdfl have their reguiar 8irpday after
noon meeting At the Chamber of
The speaker for the occaa
ion will be Prof. H. 'H. MacLean,
for?A?rlY nrlnr.lnal of the Wiahlagtoa
Public Schools, now 'superintendent
MacLean la a most attractive and In
terring speaker, and a large crowd
should hear him. The ladles are
?specially invited to he present. Qood
First. Methodist Church, _West Sec
ond streftt. Rsv; M. T. Plvler) paBtor.
Services morning and evening at the
usual hours, breaching by Rev. T.
N. Ivey, p.. D.; Editor of the North j
C?rolln? ChrUtl?n AdToc?u. Rllclth. j
NT^CTTTxrth morning atftt evening.
Sunday' school, 9:45 a. ra., C. F.
Blunrfy ftupflrintepriflut; ? K. R. Mixon.
assistant.. Prayer meeting Wednes
day evening. All cordially invited.
Seats free. Excellent music.
Christian Church,. East Second
street. Rev. Robert V. Hope, pastor.
Morning subject, "The law s aehooi
master." Evening subject, "Kadesh
baruea." Bible School ? at 4:00
p. m., J. B. Latham", liupftrtntendenCL
Prayer meeting fWedneq?ay evening,
j All strangero cordially invited to any
and all serwhAs.' Seats free.
Flrgl- ftHtMUfrU'rluu ClmitU; Qiad"
, den atreet. Rev. H. "B. Sebright, paa
; tor. Services at 11 a. m. No service
at "'""isit nf tti? nf
the . pastor. ? Sunday School at 9 : 4 5
a. m.r Jno. B. Sparrow, superinten
dent! Prayer meeting Wednesday
evening at the usual hour. XlOn
vited. Good music.
8t. Peters Episcopal Church!' Bon
ner street. Rev. 'Nathaniel Harding, L
rector. - 'Morning prayer with sermon
fct 11 a. m. ? Evening song at
Sunday 8chool at 9:30, C. H. Hard
ing. superintendent. Good music.
Seats free. All welc^e.
. Fli^t Baptist Church, Market |
street- Key J. A. Sullivan, nastor.
Sunday School,. 9:45 a. m., S. P. Wil
lis, Bu^flgrgtfde^>^8ubject of les
morning worship. Sermon subject,
evening worship. Sermon subject,.
"Who is Going" to Heaven?" 8 : 451
pr-m., Lord's Supper. Monday. Sdp-|
tember 6th, 5 p. m.. Sunbeam meet
ing. Prayer meeting Wednesday even
Baracaa. 8 : 46ih m.. choir practice. | '
Excellent music. Polite usjiers.
- The oftener you look back-the fast
er you don't go. / ' __ _ _j_
A girl aetdom- refuses a man unless
s?els reasonably sure he will propose
On account of Monday being Labor
Day ^nd a general holiday, the gen
eral delivery window at the city post
office will only be open from 11:30
to 12:30 and from 7 to 7:30 p. m.
The carrier windows will observe the
same rulb. Patrons of the office will
take notice. ,
Fright at Depot
A home belonging to a Mr/ William,
of StielmGrdlllB, N e--,-**nd xttdiad to,
a Uu?*j . took flight at tUu Nuifulk
*1111 Southern denot this morning and
dashed up the street toward Second
street. In running; he managed to
clear himself of the rehlole The an
imal with parts of the harness hang
In* on Went up Second street at a
rmptd pace: Just befuis les.lilm the
lesldeuus of Mr. W. J. >!li?a ?"? enow
the aldswslk and came near injury
lns Mr. Floyd's child. The runaway
was stopped at the Washington Morse
debars te stables.
-cm limit sim cuimr?
Account of Cook Not B?.,,
tng in Official Represen
tative of United Sutcs.
ASK DEPARMENT OE STATE
Waahlagten, Oupt. ? " hln
listant to the Attorney General Bills,
>f the Department of Justice, was
uiked If he believed the UnttaA
State* could legally lay claim to some
50,000 square miles of territory at '
?nd surrounding the north pole, by
reason of the fact that th? poi*. M
reported, has been discovered by an
American citlsen, not an official rep
resentative or ihls government, he -
f, , . -
"This la the most remarkable ques
tion that has been asked me since ?
tiave.J>e?a connecMRTWRh the depart
ment of Justice^ Ot la ' a question :
?uite naturally, *hich ,haa never
come up before, and the poeeibllity
of its ever being raised even, has
never been considered. Ja_ihfi_hlatQry
of man. I would not venture to give
any opinion on the subject whatever
at this time. ,_WlIy don't you ask the
Department of State ahout It? They " >
are particularly Interested." ' - ? - ? ^
Rear Admiral Wttttam & Cowles Is
acting secretary of the navy during
the absence of > Assistant Secretary
Winthrop, who left for New York
lasi ulHlu. wiiuu ash ml it in iiningm ?
the United Slates rojiiri liv u?
some 30.000 square miles of. terrl
tnrv Biirrn.intUny north polft hjr
reason of its reported discovery by
Or. Cook, he was inclined to treat
the question in a jocular spirit.
"Itji pretty .early in the morning
to ask a question of that sort," he
laughingly. "Why don't you
23kT.he polar Dear up there what
they think about it? They are par
ticularly interested and ought to
hav? ? something - -to ay about It.
Speaking,, officially, I low nothing*
oh the subject. It la not a matter
that really would come before the
Navy Department -for consideration,
although, of course, the department
^Quld he most deeply Interested Itt j
the subject." *
Another high navy department ofw- ?
IW-Ul whnae name may
was also disposed to view the quee- * "
"Why not ask the general land of
H&e people what th,ey folnk about It,?
rhey ought to be particularly inter-"""^
aated." he Bald in reply to the quee
- . >*^?n the suggestion was made
that. the general land office has trou
trfes of Its own juBt at present add Is
not looking for ^wjre, the official tn
question said : ''Well, Ballings* and
Pinehot seem to-be greatly interested
In land questions jusiTnow.-and so
ihould be In a position to speak ibout
lands with authority. They might
sven give an opinion as to who (a ,
Sfltltled to an^cual ianits mar *?ny- ?
t?e located aStfce north .pole."
When Assistant Secretary of State
Ajlea _g*s asked by a reporter for the
:he United S w?ir?>
to bo me 30,000 square miles of-ter
rltory contiguous to the north pole,
said that in view of the fact that --
the gestion is cni^tiy ttigtt jiflf. W -?
preferred that it be answered tfj^tbe
discovery of the ^oi5oole'*by an
an which every Amerlcah has good
reason for self-congratulation.
Hanging New ~
The Carolina Telephone and Td?.
graph Company are engaged In plao
change. ?Hier ?Ufrted jetlerasr ffl
hanging three 200-paliVof cable. Tu
cable* ran from the central office
to the corner of Main ul Market
atreet where they wttr be dUCHbiKwt
oat. A two 100-palr cable la to run
from the central office to the corner
of Main and Gladden Itreeu where
dUtrihU-Uoa will tain Haw... ,
ofperb OK, cook saso.ooo.
N*W Tork. N. T.. Sept. 4 f, the
atrical manager of thla city aent a