Will you vote against , a
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east of her sisters? Can you
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afford as a loyal citizen to warp your community's future by saying with your ballot, "I am
| ayaingt street improvements"? Yoteforthe future, not the past. Let's show tomorrow by our
votes that our city must be on top! Be sure to attend the mass meeting tonight at Gity Hall
and hear the argument on streets. ^
Mi0f ? Mr. 'Geo. N. How
wd Guest of Honor.
Things w?r? move than lively la
Wei Bad last -Saturday night,
and for a time excitement was galore.
A little social game of "crape" over
the etore of *r. John L. Phillip*, cor
Pastor Greeted by
V Her. H. B. See wrlght, paator of the
Plret Presbyterian Church, who has
TTWlWr I HIM Jill fiuiiiUB. -wt
greeted by large congregation's a\ his
?en tees Sunder morning and even
ing. ? There was eseetleet nuale by
the choir and the ptrmena delivered
were thoughtful and logical. Mr.
SMwrlgkt haa a wtrW 1>I?W In tire
heirta of all oar p*ftpl?7~lirMp*cUT*
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Given in West End on Saturday
'?The Ball ey Supply Company Is
baring a concrete pavement placed
In front of their store bufldlng on
Weat Main street
Into the conabest with
for the host gave notice re
ts would follow promptly at
1%,'ai,. but the delicacies promised
turned out to he boarding at Hotel
Chief Howard and Policemen J?ed- i
rick and Harris. goL_an Inkling of!
the Joint -and,, planned an investiga
tion. The entire city force appeared |
on tjie scene Just as the game of I
"There" were 11 participants. Money
was seen shining on the tableJ and
' the dioe falling xassically oa tho
table' What a time they were hav
tlon.and jrhan the players looked
up there- stbdd~lfie~ pouee. A brt
was made for the, door; efforts "i
made to extinguish the lights? all I
no avail, they wero caught, and
caught right in the trap. Only six
were apprehended, however, for. five J
caught the travel train fMth a Ma'ud
8. record. Thoee remaining were
tied together In pairs and to the tune
of "I .told you so" wended their way
to Hotel Rlcka* where they engaged
lodgiag and board until 10 ?p'clock
this -maiming. The mayor gave the
?erring ones a hearing, and then 1
bmiiMl them's!! nwai tn the nstt farm ,
of court. ^
Those who were arreated were
Tobe Harvey, John Slade, Irvin
MaCkey, Henry Clark. Henry Raynor
??il 11m Mimra
HERO OF QUEBEC
150 Years Ago Today Wotfe
Woo the Famous autl^W
London. 8ept 11. ? Modern Eng
land looked backward 150 years to- |
Wolfe, me treat eojAr who on Sep
tember It. 1759. vl the batUe of
Quebec, the fight which broke the
power of Prance In the New World
and marked the beginning of the
preeent Dominion of Canada. And
It ?aaa ?hitoi j made nobler by tho
conquerors own Mn4. Tor on that
memorable batUe on the Plain* -of,
Abraham Gen. Wolfe , received hie
Principal amoag the trtbutee paid
to Wolfe Oh this 180th anniversary
of his victory waa a great banquet
Siven in London this evening. Lord
Robw-ta pretfdedand thegueeU ln
and others prominent in
The story of Oen." Jasxea, Wolfe
, aa? the rtctory of Quebec forms one
?( the moat torttllaat pages 4a Engftak'
fit. Lawrence, tf river deemed un nav
igable, he was face to face* with an
Impregnable -fortress^ a^ It seemed,
defended with an actWty and deter
mination unexampled in history.
Mowtealm, thflr Fi^uch^ general, lay
securely, ensconced Id 'Quebec - with
a superior army and quite Unassail
able. He refused.to be drawn Into
tbd1 open, believing that It was only
a question of time before the British
depart In discomkorture, their objec
Wolfe's first attempt to pierce the!
enemy's lines was attended by disss-'
ler. It cost him ?nn mid I
on his health. Though prostrated by]
fever.- -hfcLremalnedrzflattiltteaa "a
self-reliant? .-Day affer day be strove
to discover the weak point ? In his
enemy's armor. At last be found It
at a point still known as Wolfe's
Cove. At a risk appalling to con
template. he led 3, (fro men up the
face of a cliff and on -the Plains of
Abraham, where he awaited Mont
It when it did come. Both generals
fell In the encounter.
by Mr. Simmons
(_ . -Ttima Siinilir
afternoon at the Young Men's Chris
tian League ..speak In the most com
plimentary terms of the address de
livered by Norwood L- Simmons.
Esq., on the "Malignant Tongue."
The talk was appropriate and instruc
tive. Mr. Btmmons waif most happy
with his subject. Thesis Sunday af
ternoon meetings "are tfeffi^targely
Ivey Keys, colored, waa before the
mayor this morning charged with
running Into the cart of Mr. Oeorge
tie boy was tn the cart at the tin
The collision took place on Main
street. *Ke* was required tdfay the
damage to tha cart, which amounted
to 13.00 and the coat.
disorderly conduct. He was fined one |
dollar and 6ost.
DMI Y NFWS VOTING CfflfPON
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Chamber" Commerce Announces
Completion of Amnge "
ments. : ?
Boston, Sept. H-=The Boston
Chamber of Commerce announced to |
day that Mis completion of >11
rangements were made fer the bis
banquet to be given tomorrow night
in honor of Pityldent Taft. The ad*
dVess of the president will be the first
of the series he will deliver on his
long trip to the Pacific coast
berk tn WMhinrtoB. _
in New England, feu been en
gaged for the banquet. About 1900
persona wll dine With the president.
Wd seats for 1000 spectators hare
been provided in the gallery- Prior
to the dinner a reception will be held
In the main exhibition hall.
the SgdreSi of the presi- 1
. ?m.i ^ ?
speeches of~^oreruw Piapevi of thel
8tate of Massachusetts, Mayor Hlb- j
hard, or Boston, and President Btor- 1
row, of the Chamber of Commerce.
Ia the list of lavited guests an
and . Massachusetts' courts, presidents
of local universities and college?, die- J
tlngulshe<L clergymen, and the presi
dent* of commercial organizations all |
j -New York, Sept. 13.? Today wit
nessed the raising of the curtain up
on the scene of Coney Island's sev
enth' annual Mardl GraS and Fall
public will be afforded an oppfcrtu
f filty W^itneaa a spectacle mORT**gltt
tering, grand and glorlus" than ever
beforp. . 'lEun and Frolic" is ^he"
theme of this week's festivities, and
all the floats, pageants, parades and
people wlll^atrlve to make the theme
a reality "never to be forgotten. f
Every day will be a Kala day until the
carnival procession of next Saturday.
after which the men arid wom^i
whose efforts h^ve made Coney Is
land the "playground of the people'."
will fold their tents and quietly
sneak 'f"1 ? -
Old Soldier ,
in Hospital !
Mr. John Selby. of Aurora, i$, C.,
Is here a patient In the Fowle Memo
rial Hospital, suffering with his eyes.
One of his eyes Is entirely gone and
fears are entertained for the other.
Mr. Selby Is one of the county's in
dustrious^ citizens and has mtfny
friends all over this section. He was
a brave Confederate soldier, having
seen fervice all during Jbe war. The
News thinks It would be the right
thing for the Daughters of the Con
federacy and Jthe old veterans resid
ing here, to vtslt Mr. Selby at the
hospital. He Is worthy of any atten
FOUR COUPLES. MAJUllKD.
Tbefre were four marriage llncen
eee leaned last ?fMk. W. F. MeEl
TOt aad Ruby Anderson, c. *?. La
th?w uifl Mial? II01U1. white; E7
D. Berne* end Martha Powere, Cher
lie pljf tne und MlUle Win Held, col
" vrKBVARIW POPTLAR.
the cases and make a report on the |
characteristics of the disease.
The Meridian physicians and- the
public health and marine hospital
service Intend to discover aa soon as
possible the canst . of the disease. In j
particular how ft happens to break
out in certain localities
Mississippi will probably pass a
"Taw providing for rigid state inspec- 1
tion of grain shipped into the state
if the investigation shows the cor
rectness of the Italian theory, that '
pellagra comes from eating musty j
| corn. _ . ? 1
In the form .of cornm??al. hominy, i
or grits, corn is used to a greater ex
tent in the South than any other sec
tion. Moreover, on account or the
boll weevl^ some of the Southern
States are .planting more corn this
year thqn eve^ before.
Mississippi this year wilF nearly
double the corn crop of last year.
Any pellagra scare that arouLOS a
prejudice against corn in the 8outh
would be a serious blow to the farm
ers. - .
Pellagra was accidentally stumbled
on in the South more than a year
mo t>i am cub wis wmm w
eczema. In the second case, report
ed in September, 190*. the patient
was a young woman. The physicians,
puttied by the nnusual symptoms of
diagnosed the case as pellagra.
These cases \were both In Missis
sippi. While they were the flrnt to be
brought to public attention, doubt
less pella&ra. according to some bac
teriological experts, must have ex
isted. in Isolated case?. In many oth
er sections of the United States, f4r
a long time, without Us true nature
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The farmers' meeting tomorrow at
the Court Ho&se bids fair to be well
attended. The morning session will
open promptly at 10 o'clock. There
perta from the United States Depart
ment of- Agriculture wlH be present
knit tkeee <1 the fsrtwsn attuudlu&
will hear something That will be to
their profit^ No farmer in the coun
ty hktmld fa??n attend thus. ?>?
tor .rttftorr- tn th*
of i agriculture that we are Alive and
ready to receive ai^ suggestions that
-will .work to bur adrantace as farm
er a. . UJa imperative that ail should
he. present on time.
Re?\ John M. Cole Filled Pulpit
at First Methodist Church
Rev. John N. Cole. D. D., superln- I
Joadent of the Methodist Orphanage.
Raleigh. N. C.. filled th<i pulpit of
the Firat Methodist Church Sunday
morning and evening. At the morn
ing service the subject of the excel
lent discourse was, "Why stand ye
here Idle all the day." At night Mr.
Col*_ spake from, the topic "In as
much aa-ye have done unto the. least
of theae ye have done it unto me."
Both setmons were masterpieces of
logic and thoyjght. After the regular
services at nlgBt Mr. Cole made an
.appeal to the congregation for his
orphanage. It. is needless to state
they responded generously. Mr. Cole
"Ii~wefl known in Washington, and
his coming here alWa'ya affords^ the
Methodists much Joy. He Ib' doing a
-grandJtuckJo. North Carolina for the
orphans. r~. ?
* CHOP PROSPECTS.
* jjfc.'gltW'S. Jordan ?peni tho lay
at tls brothers, County Commission
er H. C. Jordan, yestecday. . He says
he never lu all his life saw ?uc-h fino
prospects for crops. There is no rea
son?why the farmers in BeaufoFt
| with plenty to spare this fall. This
| seems to be the condition all over the
county, and The News hopes the pro
_ IN CHICAGO
The 35th Annual Convention of.
the American Association in
Chicago, Sept. 13. ? The Influx of
the leading bankers of the United
states coming to this 9U7 to attend
the thlrty-flfth annual convention "of
the American Bankers' Association,
began In earnest today, and by to
morrow morning It 1^ expected all' of
the delegates will have arrived. The
leading hotels are thronged with the
visitors, and it la estimated the visit- ,
Ing bankers and their ladles - will
number olose-to 6iQ00.
| Committee meetings and a ae?siott
of the executive council were held
today to complete the final arrange
ments for the convention. The regu
lar sessions of -the association will
begin In'the Auditorium tomorrow
morning and will continue until Fri
day. when officers for the year will
be choaen. Joseph G. Cannon.
Speaker of the House of Representa
tives; President James J. Hill of the
-Oreal_Northern Railroad, and Law
rence O. MurrayTComyUuller of the
1 Currency, are to be chief speakers.
COTTON ODt HTAKT**.
The cotton gin of the Habeas OH
Mill started up for this season today,
and fpOm now on will run regularly.
The oil mill will not resume opera
tions until October.
What? Shorthand and Typewrit
ing. Where? At the Public School. |
When? Next Monday, September I
13. Why? To train expert steno
grapher. ? l
Public Schools Open
With Enrollment of
575-An Increase |
8-hool days, school days.
Dear old golden rule days.
Heading and writing and 'rlthmetlc;
Taught. to the tune of hickory stick.
The Washington Public Schools
, opened this morning at 9 o'clock, for
'ttn? wrmur'UTHi iff wuiumumu uf
I $75. What an Inspiring sight it was
1 to Bee t^e bright faces and eager
look of the little tots wending their
way from their respective homes to
1 fhe pbtrr yherg they riVe -Ht'toe- Err
structed and trained for the great
battle of* life. From every direction,
tb^y came, all yearning for one aim'
--the broadening of mind a/id body,
so as to be able and competent to
meet the Vorlfl at every turn. To
stand by the wavgide and R^^young
America Lioddlag along in hie inno
cence and promise and then exclaim
to the world I am not in favor of pub
lic education makes one feel like such
people have no business be called
men ? it is a misnomer.
The school building has been great
ly improved since the close of last
session. Opera folding chairs and a
-large electric light chandelier have
been Installed in the auditorlrim, the
roof repaired and many other
changes made. ?
The course of training has b?en en
larged and the scope of usefulness;
decided upon by the truate?8 and this
will be in vogue thts coming year.
*frhe JwpailuipiiL uf musit wHHw?-mr?r
of the numerous feature? added.
firomptly.!. at 9 o'oclock the goog
?>??<?< aad tale |?a ufciwt waul
ezercls?s'0f <rhfct b Ida fair to fee the
?oat auspicious aeaalon In tha hla
tory of the Waahlngtdn Public
happy - I
The exercises were- opened with
music.. This waa in charge of Mlsa
Lillian Bonner on the piano, asnlsted
by a frve-ptece orchestra seteefed
from the embry</nlc musicians (n the
K. Wfirib,' C.1 IT. H?tAl
las. G. WThlMps. E. R MUon.'W
C. Rodman and F. J. Berry, members
of the Board of School Trustees; Mr.
E. W. Ayers, chairman of the County
tft IMui-aCtoq. 1 Bfr. W. ? ftr
Vaughan, County Superintendent of
Public Instruction; Rev. H. B. Sea
right. pastor of the Presbyterian
Church; Rev. J. A. Sullivan, pastor
of the Baptist Chtirch; Rev. Robert
V*. Hope, pastor of the Christian
Churrh; Mayoj- C. H. Sterling and
Superintendent N. C. Newbol'd -orxra*
pled seats on the rostrum
Capt. Ge<rrge T. 1,'earh. Mr. E. R.
Moor* and others rff th^ dty. were
In the auditorium.
The devotional _exerciaes o? the
morning; were conducted by Reva.
i-ftobert V. Hope and H* B. Searight.
After the regular devotional part
of_ the program had been rendered.
Messrs. E W. Ayera. C. H Harding,
W. L. Vaughan. W. C. Rodman. Rev.
J. A. Sullivan. Mayor C. H. Sterling
and the superintendent, made talks.
All of these ?d dreSaes were on edn
T-rHtttm?and the work of the public
schootr In Washington. After these
exercte** which were "both Interesting
ami entertaining, tiad Iwu turn ludetf
the respective grades, repaired to, the
different rooms where" the ? work *of
auuthwi yeaT waa luayiepd "put. ? *?t
t? rUr Hi pupil hw Blisnnt and
profitable session and* arrive at Its
close with no rtferetft.
The enrollment thla morning la
DNE HALF CENT
Railroads in the West Giving
Away l*z Cent Bmhel.^
I Chicago, Sept. 13. ? Western rail
ways are practically giving away one
bait a cent a bushel byputlng in a
proportional tariff on grain Bhlp
1 ments from the West which provides
for one-hair 'a cent per bushel for
elevating charges at Chicago and
South Chicago. Thja Rock Island, the
Chicago and Alton, and the Atchison
.itave given notice of this rate. It is
effective" dn "the kocr island today,
on the Alton the 18 th. and Atchison
on the 25th.
The Rock Island has done even
more than the other lines, making
the elevating charges apply to ship
ments originating' or6r all Its sys
tem. This reduction is of little or no .
benefit to the small shipper of grain
who sendaUa a Few cars to be sold
locally, but It Is an Important factor
to the big shipper who loads grain in
the West and forwards it to the East,
through Chicago, to be loaded into
lake steamers for Eastern and sea
Cotton Crop -
New Orleans, ka^Jlept. 13. ? W. B.
Thompson, president of the New Or
leans Cotton Exchange and head of
'the cotton firm of W. B. ' Thompson
and Company of this city, has issued
a rlrrnlar Iptfpr rr, fwrmprg ?horaln ? ?
be offers a new plan for the market
ing Of the cotton crop. He urges
farmers to market their crops at the
rate of ten per cent a mouth. Ac
cording to Mr. Thompson, this would
creat a stable market tor both "buyer .
Mr. Thompson says, in part:
"Let the p^pdu.cer of cotton mar
ket ten per cent of his crop each
month for ten months. An instpjit
reflection will convince any thought
ful man that, whether the crop so
marketed be 1 arge or small, and
?whether a hundred planters or a hun
dred thousand employ the method,
the result will be better than if the ?
crop was sold at once or the attempt
made to hold It all. -If tho plan Is
good for one planter it Is good for
all .and If all, or 'any great number
qf-piaiiuii'g tfiiuuT rr. inyprmnaffl m ""
marketing the crop Is solved "
257 Votes Will
There are 512 citizens who have
reentered in order to" vote tomorrow
upon the-'questlon of the city issuing
bonds to (he amount of 125.000 for
?*e Improvement of to*-, street*; ? To
carry the election, there mult 257
votes cast to receive a- majority.
Those who remain at. home cast a
vote against the measure, Jo it la In
cumbent upon every voter to be at
Mr. J. B. I .at ham has accepted a
position 'at t}?# Hub as salesman.
New Advertisements -
in Today's News.
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