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CLARKTON, BLADEN COUNTY, N. C, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1910.
THE CHEROKEE WDlNiS
ARE ON A RAMPAGE
Eloody Work on Reservation in
WHISKEY CAUSED Tffi TROUBLE
One Indian Was Killed, Another Mortally
Wounded; and Some Were Forced
Spartanburg, S. C. Bearing tiie
news that the Indians of the Chero
kee reservation in Jackson county,
N. C, are on a rampage, in which at
least one man has been killed and
claring that he was forced to flee to
save his life, Charles Long, a full
blooded Cherokee, arrived in Spartan
burg with his wife and six little pap
pooses. They had practically noth
ing with them save the clothes on
their backs and are being taken care
sOt at the Salvation army barracks.
Long said that a large quantity of
whiskey was received at the" reserva
tion and the Indians began a carous
al. Inflamed by the whiskey the In
dians dropped their thin veneer of
civilization, he said, and relapsed into
savagery, indulging in wild orgies.
Quarrels arose and one of the In
dians, -Tom Yoodpecker, was shot
and afterward disemboweled, wliih;
another, Gcvge Slowly, was shot.
There are f. Keen hundred In
dians on the r r.rvation.
NO CHEAPER COTTON.
Cotton Manuf., i irers Hold Semi-Annual
Meeting a'. Portsmouth, N. H.
Portsmouth, N, H. Concerted ac
tion to remedy, if possible, the exist
ing inactivity in the cotton industry
was jtaken by the National Associa
tion of Cotton Afanufacturers which
held.: Its semi-annual meeting here.
President Hobbs addressed the del
egates"; on tne . general conditions of
thT cotton Industry. He said, in
"The cotton manufacturing indus
try has been in troublous times since
we met in April last. High prices
for raw material and high rates of
wages bajve been the situation on the
one hand, ani low prices for our. man
ufactured products on the other. Cur
tailment and shut-down have result
ed and the condition of the whole
trade has been very unsatisfactory
and disturbing. It is very evident
that the prices for our products must
advance, and the buyers will have
-to pay anretvr tbeiu. While the cot
ton crop is still uncertain, and any
one would be rash to predict, yet ma
terially cheaper cotton seems unlike
ly." Mr. Hobbs favored the proposition
to establish bonded warehouses in
cotton-raising districts and, perhaps,
also, at cotton manufacturing centers,
for the storage of the cotton crop.
Southeastern States Will Have Larg
est Corn Crop on Record.
Washington. President Finley of
the Southern Railway company who
has been looking into business con
ditions in the southeastern states,
"On the whole the conditions are
encouraging. In agriculture the pres
ent outlook is particularly good. The
cotton crop is later than usual and
is, therefore, more subject to future
weather conditions than i3 usual at
this time of the year. However, the
condition report of the United States
agricultural department, issued on the
d' instant, showed a better average
condition of the growing cotton crop
In the" states south of the Potomac
and Ohio rivers and east of the Mis
sissippi than on the corresponding
date last year, and the area planted
was reported in June as 140,000 acres
greater than last year.
"With ordinarily favorable weather
conditions until the crop is harvested
the southeastern states will have the
largest corn crop on record for that
"Coal is moving in larger volume
than last year and lumber is in more
Population of Cleveland.
Washington. The . population of
Cleveland, Ohio, Is 560,663, an in
crease of 178,893, or 46.9 per cent.,
as compared with 381,768 in 1900.
The returns for Cleveland eatab
ea that city as one of the large cen
ters of population of the country. The
city will take rank among the first
ten cities of the country.
Red Men Name Cleveland.
Toledo, Orio. Cleveland was chos
en by the Improved Order of Red
Men for the 1911 convention.
Princeton's President for Governor.
Trenton, N. J. The New Jersey
Democratic convention nominated Dr.
Woodward Wilson, president of
Princeton university, for the office of
governor of the state. Dr. Wilson's
nomination was brought about large
ly through the influence of former
United States Senator James Smith,
Jr., who is the undisputed Democrat
ic leader of the state, who seconded
his nomination, and Robert Davis,
leader of the Hudson Democracy,
who acted in harmony with Senator
Glidden Aeroplane Tours.
Boston. Aeroplane tours, ' to be
conducted on similar plans as those
governing automobile tours, are em
braced in a proposition announced by
Charles Glidden, originat6r of the
Glidden tours for automobiles.
Mr. Glidden has offered a valuable
trophy to the National Council of Af
filiated Aero clubs to be competed for
annually under such rules as the na
tional council may prescribe. It is
planned that the initial air tourna
meEt shall be started from Boston in
Tennessee Insurgents Hominate Hooper.
Nashville, Tenn. The Independent
Democrats of Tennessee endorsed the
candidacy of Capt. Ben W. Hooper,
Republican nominee for governor, and
further cut loose from the regular
wing by referring the latter's harmo
ny resolution to the new Independent
state executive committe without dis
cussion. B. A. Enlo was nominated unanl
inously for railroad commissioner by
a rising vote.
The platform of the convention hall
was filled with Confederate veterans,
who, 300 strong, marched through the
downtown streets to the hall, cheer
ing for the Republican candidate for
governor, Captain Hooper. The veter
ans' demonstration for a Republican
gubernatorial candidate was said to
be unprecedented in Tennessee poli
tics. Thus was organized a formidable
looking triumvirate to campaign for
a Republican governor, the triumvi
rate consisting of Republicans, Inde
pendent . Democrats and State-wide
Prohibitionists. The Independents
and Prohibitionists are so closely al
lied as to largely overlap in their
The possible break in the solid
South, outlined in the convention, ex
tends only to one office, the governor
ship. There is a "gentlemen's agree
ment" between the Independents and
the Republicans that neither party
will invade the others' "safe" legis
lative territory, and this the Independ
ents say assures a Democratic legisla
ture. The last Republican governor in
Tennessee was -Alvin Rawkins, In
CALEB POWERS ELECTED.
Man Who Spent Eight Years -jn Jail
Elected to Congress.
London, Ky. By a decisive major
ity of over 7,000 votes, Caleb Pow
ers defeated Congressman Don C.
Edwards for the Republican nomina
tion for representative from the Elev
enth Congressional district of Ken
tucky in a primary election.
Congressman Edwards is serving
his third term. Powers, who defeat-t-d
him for nomination, made his race
upon an appeal to the voters of the
district to give him the nomination
as a "vindication" of his alleged
complicity in the assassination of
Democratic Governor William Goebel
Powers, who was secretary of state
at the time of the assassination, was
confined in jail during eight years,
his first three trials resulting in con
victions and the fourth in a disagree
ment. Last year Governor Wilson, swept
the court records clear of all of the
cases remaining untried in connection
with the Goebel murder by granting
pardons to Powers and several oth
ers. The district has a normal Republi
can majority of upward of 20,000.
Aged Woman Enters University.
Columbus, Ohio. Mrs. A. D. Win
ship, aged eighty years, and a former
resident of Racine, Wis., but now of
Columbus, registered as a student in
Ohio State university. Mrs. Winship
will take an optional course and says
that she is going to college simply
because she likes to acquire all the
knowledge that she can. She has re
cently returned from Michigan, where
she has been attending a summer
Alabama Cotton Crop.
Montgomery,.. Ala Commissioner
of Agriculture J. A. Wilkinson is not
cheerful about the Alabama cotton
crop. In fact, he states it is hardly
70 per cent of normal. On the uplands
it has stopped making, having turned
yellow and lost vitality. Lowlands,
where the fertilization was kept up,
growth is still going on, but even
here it is backward and un-enthusias-tic
in development. Many fields are
Spokane, Wash. "I don't care what
anybody says about' me so long as I
am conscious of doing my duty, not
only as a private citizen, but as a
public officer. The man who pursues
the course that seems to him to meet
the obligation .of his place in life has,
it seems to me, no need to fear about
No Revolution, Says Roosevelt.
Oyster Bay, N. Y. Theodore Roose
velt said that he is not talking revo
lution in declaring his new political
creed. In a staunch defense of his
doctrine of the "new nationalism" he
declared he was merely urging the
application of old moralities to mod
ern conditions. At the same time he
replied with spirit to those who have
been opposing him and hotly de
nounced newspapers which he said
attacked honest public men. Colonel
Roosevelt's address was delivered at
Riverhead, L. I.
Over 100,000 Cholera Victims.
St. Petersburg. The cholera epi
demic, which originated in southern
Russia, has claimed already upward
of 100,000 victims-, is stretching its
way across Asiatic Russia and was
officially declared to be in the prov
ince of Amur, in southeast Siberia.
The reports now in possession of
the sanitary bureau show a total for
the. season of 182,327 cases with 83,
613 deaths. These include the early
returns for the week ending Septem
ber 10 and the revised figures for the
Mexico's Independence Centennial.
Mexico City. "Viva Mexico, viva la
independencla," and the historic cry
of "Grito," that Miguel Hidalgo first
uttered one hundred years ago, was
repeated by President Diaz, as he
rang the liberty bell of Mexico, stand
ing on a balcony of the palace.
The cry was taken up by an im
mense crowd that packed the plaza in
front of the palace, and extended in
the streets in all directions for sev
eral blocks. The event was witness
ed by people representing halFa hun
IN SMALL MOTOR BOAT
Capt. Larsen Makes Trip Through
40,000 PEOPLE SAW THE TRIP
Water Made Plaything of Man and His Boat
At One Point Boat Shot 20 Feet
Out of the Water.
Niagara Falls, N. Y. Capt. Klaus
Larsen, in his little motor boat, the
Ferro, made a successful trip from
the foot of the cataract through the
whirlpool rapids to within a mile of
Leiston, a distance of 4 1-2 miles. He
started from the Maid of the Mist
dock at 4:45 and ranon a rock near
ths American shore at 5:30.
. Despite the battering of the whirl
pool rapids, Larsen went through
safely, but his boat was leaking bad
ly at the finish and throuhg the trip.
The Ferro swung under the canti
lever bridge, the engine running at
top speed, and was caught in the
swift drift, where the river begins its
rush to the whirlpool rapids. Larsen
held to the middle of the channel and
in less than three minutes had made
thegreat pool. In the trip through
the rapids, the little boat was lost to
sight jmost o the time, but at Great
Wave it was shot 20 feet out of the
water. The boat landed right, and
continued to the pool.
Larsen kept to the outer edge of
the pool and passed out and down
without accident. Just as he left the
pool, the engine stopped working, and
Larsen was at the mercy of the wa
ters hardly less violent than those
above. The little boat swung around
stern first, and then turned completely
over, Larsen coming up badly batter
ed. Here he injured his leg.
From then on Larsen was the play
thing of the mighty river, unable to
hold the course, the boat swinging
from one side to the other. After get
ting through the Devil's Hole, the
Ferro swung towards the rock on the
American side of the river, rolled
over one boulder and went fast be
tween two others.
There Larsen stayed for five min
utes, forty feet from shore, working
desperately to release the craft. Get
ting free he was hit iy a comber and
sent careening toward the middle. At
the bend, with the Lewiston bridge
in sight, the boat drifted toward the
American side again and was then
caught in the shore eddy. The Ferro
grounded again, thin tim iif ar enough
to shore to be caught by Roy Rock
well of this city, who waded into the
water and caught a rope thrown by
Excfipt the Old Maid of the Mist
sent through in 1864 to aroid seizure,
Larsen's is the only engine-propelled
craft to have gone through the rapids.
Peter Nissen, Chicago, 1900, and C.
A. Percy, 1887 and 1901, went safely
through the rapids in barrels. No one
else has ever passed through the rap
ids and lived.
Top Cotton Crop Depends Upon a Late
Memphis, Tenn! The following
summary of cotton crop conditions Is
published by the Commercial-Appeal:
The cotton crop is coming to ma
turity in an Irregular manner. - In
all parts of the south save the most
southern cotton-growing sections there
are fields which are thrifty and grow
ing and need a late frost to permit
of the maturity of a full yield, lit
all sections also there are fields
which have apparently come to full
growth and will make no more cotton.
In such as these the bolls are opening
rapidly. It appears that on the whole
the past two weeks have brought the
crop toward maturity more rapidly
than the farmers had anticipated.
In general a larger yield than last
year is indicated. In all states save
Georgia, South Carolina and North
Carolina. In the two latter a late
frost would add considerably to the
"Farmers are generally marketing
Washington. The population . of
Chicago is 2,185,283, an increase of
486,708, or 28.7 per cent, as com
pared with 1,698,575 in 1900.
This announcement leaves Chicago
ranking in population as the second
city of the United States and the
fourth of the world.
Chicago has almost doubled its pop
ulation since 1890, when the figures
were 1,099,850. Its greatest growth
during that period was between 1890
and 1900, when there was an increas&H
National Bank Warned.
Washington. During the next few
weeks the few national banks in the
United States which are rated as
"weak" will have their last chance
to strengthen themselves or get out
of business. Acting on the principle
that it is better to liquidate a weak
bank? pay off the depositors and save
some of the investment for the share
holders, Comptroller Murray will use
all his authority to compel sound
banking In the strong institutions and
force the weak ones to strengthen or
339,075 People in New Orleans.
- Washington. The population of
New Orleans is 339,075, an increase of
51,971, or 18.1 per cent., as compared
with 287,104 in 1900. The Crescent
City loses its position of twelfth In
the list of the country's biggest cities
and now occupies fifteenth position.
Detroit, with a 63 per cent, increase;
Milwaukee with 31 per cent., and
Newark, N. J., with 41.2 per cent, all
have jumped ahead of New Orleans in
number of inhabitants, and now oc
cupy twelfth, thirteenth and four
teenth positions, respectively.
ENGLISH BANKERS' PLAN.
American Proposal for Handling Cotton Bills
of Lading Rejected.
New York. American bank-
ers decided here that they
cannot assent to the plan for
guaranteeing bills of lading
proposed by British bankers,
Instead, they asserted their
independence, denounced the
British proposal as unsound
finance and insisted on their
own plan of a "validated cer-
London, England. At a conference
of European bankers interested in the
cotton trade, it was decided that they
were unable to accept the validation
plan submitted by-the American Bank
The decision was reached after a
prolonged discussion by representa
tive bankers of England and the con
The session of the bankers embody
ing this decision expressed regret at
being unable to regard the American
proposal as affording the protection
desired by European banks accepting
cotton. Consequently, and in default
of the production of any other satis
factory plan of guaranteeing Ameri
can cotton bills of lading, the meeting
confirmed the resolution passed by
the committee in July. This resolu
tion of July was the original ultima
tum of the English bankers to the
American bankers, declining to accept
drafts against bills ol lading unless
these latter wer ; guaranteed. !4:
The conference is s,till prepared,!
however, through its committee, to
meet a deputatiSn from the American
Bankers' Association .in London.
New Orleans. Unfavorable action
on the part of European bankers .in
London regarding the validation plan
for American cotton bills of lading
was declared by Southern cotton men
to be very discouraging. The valida
tion voluntarily agreed upon by the
railroads throughout the cotton belt,
following the action of the European
bankers in refusing to honor Ameri
can cotton bills of lading until guar
anteed by American banks, was the
mainstay of the American bankers
sent to attend the London conference.
Unless some other plan can be
agreed upon, iy Southern bankers,
the action would have the effect of
throwing a large part of the cotton on
a ca.sh basis.
Savannah. Savannah cotton men
and bankers are disappointed over the
refusal of London bankers to impose
more lenient restrictions upon the use
of cotton bills of lading with drafts
attached. The general opinion here
seems to be that the decision will
cause a great congestion in a financial
way in this part of the country and
interfere very srion?ly 'itb tb
movement of the crop. Since the
law eliminates national banks from
the English plan, it is suggested that
a guaranty company be formed to
back state banks in the guaranteeing
of cotton bills of lading.
Governor on Trial for Libel.
DesMoines, Iowa. Charged with
criminally libelling John Cownie, the
former chairman of the state board ot
control, Gov. B. F. Carroll was placed
on trial. The indictment charges that
the governor authorized the publica
tion of a statement in the DesMoines
Capital reflecting seriously on the
character of Mr. Cownie. Among oth
er charges, the statement declared Mr.
Cownie had been unduly familiar with
girls at the Mitchellville Reform
The defense of Governor Carroll
will be, it is understood, that he was
privileged in publishing the commun
ication containing the alleged libel. It
is also understood that the governor
will make no use of technicalities to
prevent the introduction of evidence,
but will throw the case wide open.
Eight Months Sentence for Heike.
New York City. Charles R. Heike,
a former secretary and treasurer of
the American Suar Refining compa
ny, who has been called "the man
higher up" in the sugar trust, was
sentenced by Judge Martin in tho
United States circuit court to . serve
eight months in the New York peni
tentiary on Blackwell's Island, and to
pay a fine of 85,000, on conviction of
conspiring to defraud the United
States government by the underweigh
ing of sugar. Heike will appeal the
Baseball-Maying Preacher Fired.
Louisville, Ky. Because he played
baseball and indulged in other ath
letic sports which were distasteful to
the members of his congregation, the
Rev. Arthur Brooks, pastor of the
Methodist church at Crestwood, was
voted unfit to have charge of the par
ish by a majority of his flock and he
announced to his congregation that
he was addressing them for the last
time. The only thing against the
preacher was that he "was a member
of the Crestwood baseball team and a
first class player.
Taft and Roosevelt Conference.
New Haven, Conn. The President
and the former president of the Unit
ed States had a hurried conference
in New Haven on the situation in
New York state. The conference
came at Mr. Roosevelt request and
is interpreted as the outcome of a
desire for the moral advantages that
further evidence of the President's
support would bring the Roosevelt
leaders in New York state. Neither
Mr. Taft nor Mr. Roosevelt would
discuss in detail what they had to
say to each other.
Dr. Lunciy Harris a Suicide.
Cartersville, Ga. Dr. Lundy H.
Harris of Nashville, Tenn., former
assistant secretary of the board of ed
ucation of the Methodist Episcopal
Church, South, and one of tho most
brilliant preachers in the South, died
at the residence of Clarence Anthony
at Pinelog, 16 miles from this city.
His death was the result of morphine
poisoning, and in a letter directed to
Mr. Clarence Anthony he declared that
he had taken the poison with the in
tention of ending his life. He had
been in ill health.
BLUE AND GRAY VETERANS
MEET LIKE BROTHERS
Remarkable Scene at the G. A. R.
- Annual Encampment.
VAN SANTLAUDS SOUTH'S S0LD1E&S
General Sickels, Commander Van Sant and
General Hilary A. Herbert Want Joint
Reunion of the Blue and Gray.
Atlantic City, N. J. The hotels, the
piers and board walks were crowded
witt. old... sectors and their families
yeht cEtme attend the G. A. R. en
campment. Commanded Van Sant and Hilary A.
Herbert of Aktbama, former Secretary
of the Navy and a general in the Con
federate army, were the principal
speakers at a large gathering of vet
erans on the steeplechase pier. After
a shot address by the commander-in-cuief,
General Herbert eulogized the
members of the grand army and their
commander. He told how the wearers
of the blue and the wearers of the
gray were being welded together, for
the cause of the Union, and he urged
a join reunion of the Blue and Gray
Commander-in-Chief Van Sant and
Gen, Daniel E. Sickels both declared
they would work for the proposition,
aud the forme'- will bring it up before
the G. A. R. members later. It is be
lieved by many soldiers that this dem
onstration of friendly feeling will kilt
the agitation against the place of the
statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee in Stat
aarj Hall at Washington.
X A remarkable scene occurred with
the entrance ot General sickefj into
the auditorium. As he swung dow
the Sfcisle with a pinned-up trouper leg,
givii?g mute evidence of his heroism,
the Veterans arose as one man, and
four of his command lifted him, chair
and 'all, and placed him on the plat
form, while the commander-in-chief's
baa played "Dixie" and the crowd
As General Sickels grasped the
folds of a huge silk flag with Comman
der Van Sant, General Herbert , step
ped rip and, laying one hand upon the
shou.der of the grizled veteran, the
other on the flag, said:-
"If I had Been told when I was in
Antietam that in the years to -come 1
would stand side by side with Federal
soldiers and grasp the Stars and
Stripes with them, I would have been
insulted. But I love that old flag
Coramander Van Sant paid a tribute
to-'jj Southern' veteran;;,- saying that
he was glad to meet them on friendly
terms, and that he. had no desire to
meet them again in war. He dclarvd
he was proud of the fact tl.it no
American army ever surrendered to
anything but another American army,
and repeated that there was no longer
a North and South, but that we were
all one great American people.
Perhaps the largest host rom a
distance to attend the encampment is
the St. Cloud, Fla., veterans, who
came with their own band. The com
mander is G- D. Degraw.
Drink-Crazed Man Kills One Woman,
and Shoots Another.
Abbeville, Ga. Mrs. F. H. Williams
is ead; her sister, Mrs. Eugene Roy
al, is seriously wounded, the victims
of B. E. Maness, who fired upon the
women and, after shooting them
down, turned the weapon upon him
self, inflicting a wound from which
he 'now lies dying.
Maness, it is said, was madly in
fatuated with Mrs. Royal, who did not
return his love. While drinking he
went to her home. She was sick in
bed. He began to abuse her for not
accepting his attentions. Mrs. Wil
liams, who lives next to Mrs. Royal,
heard him, and went to the assistance
of her sister. When Maness saw
Mrs. Williams come in, he fired three
shots at her, one taking effect in the
head, killing her instantly. He then
turned and shot Mrs. Royal, inflicting
a serious, though not fatal wound.
Maness evidently thought he had
killed Mrs. Royal, as he then marched
out into the hall and shot himself in
Yellow Fever Signs.
Beaumont, Texas. That a sailor re
moved from aboard the steamer By
land, which arrived at Sabine, Texas;
from Tampico, Mexico, has shown the'
symptoms of yellow fever, is declared
by State Health Officer Brumby, who
returned to Beaumont after conduct
ing an investigation at Sabine. Five
days must elapse, Doctor Brumby ex
plained, before a definite diagnosis
would be possible, and in the mean
time the vessel is being held in quar
antine. No other illness is aboard the
To Probe Milk Cost.
Washington. It is believed that the
investigation in progress by the De
partment of Justice and United States
attorney of the District of Columbia
into conditions under which the pricf:
of milk is regulated in Washingtcn,
marks the opening of a national probe
of a simultaneous increase in the cos.
of that staple in nearly every larg
city in the East. The Department o:
Justice, besides having a special
agent at work in the District of Co
lumbia, is gathering information re
garding conditions in other cities.
Will Reorganize Southeastern Leagu;
Anniston, Ala, Plans are now un
der foot for the reorganization of th,
Southeastern Baseball Association, it
is said, and the members of the An
niston Baseball Association are con
sidering the matter of applying for a
charter in the league. .It is said that
one of the towns in the league last
year will likely not be with it next
season, on account of the inability to
make expenses, and Rome, Gadsden
and Knoxville are looking to this city
JLQ Ml the gap. . Annistonians have
the proposition under consideration..
COUNTRY ALL RIGHT
A STRIKINGLY STRONG ARTICLE
BY COL HARVEY.
THE WRITER SEES NO CLOUD
"A Plea for the Conservation of
Common Sense" That Is Meeting
With Cordial Approval.
A strikingly strong article by Colo
nel George Harvey in the North
American Review, for September, la
written in a view of such hopeful
ness for the American future that It
has attracted wide attention. Th
article is entitled, "A Plea for the
Conservation of Common Sense" and
it Is meeting with the cordial ap
proval of business men of all shades
of political opinion throughout th en
tire country. In part Colonel Harvey
Unquestionably a 6plrit of unrest
dominates the land. But, if It be
true that fundamentally the condition
of the country is Bound, must wa
necessarily succumb to despondency,
abandon effort looking to retrieval
and cringe like cravens before clouda
that only threaten? Rather ought
we not to analyze conditions, search
for causes, find the. root of the dis
tress, which even now exists only In
men's minds, and then, after the
American fashion, apply such rem
edies as seems most. likely to produce
Capital and Labor Not Antagonistic
"The Link that connects labor with
capital is not broken but we may not
deny that it is less cohesive than It
should be or than conditions war
rant. Financially, the country 1
stronger than ever before in its hia-
"Lltory' Recovery from a panio so
never before so prompt and compara
tively complete. The masses are
practically free from debt Money la
held by the banks in abundance and
rates are low.
"Why, then, doea capital pauM
upon the" threshold of investmentl
The answer, we believe, to be plain,
It awaits adjustment of the relations
of government to business. The
sole problem consists of determining
how government can maintain an
even balance between aggregatlona
of Interests, on the one hand, and th
whole people, on the other, protect
ing the latter against extortion and
saving the former from mad assaults.
"The solution Is not easy to find
for the simple reason that the situ
ation la without precedent. But la
not progress being made along Bans
and cautious lines?
Conserve Common Sense.
7b not the present, as we have
seen, exceptionally secure? What,
then, of preparatk u. for the futurel
Patriotism is the basis of our Insti
tutions. And patriotism in the mlndi
of our youth is no longer linked solely
with fireworks and deeds of daring. It
is taught in our schools. A new
course has been added a course In
loyalty. Methodically, our children
learn how to vote, how to conduct
primaries, conventions and elections,
how to discriminate between qualifica
tions of candidates and, finally, how
to govern as well as Berre. They ars
taught to despise bribery and all
forms of corruption and fraud ai
treason. Their creed, which they are
made to know by heart, Is not com
plex. It is simple, but comprehen
sive, no less beautiful in diction than
lofty In aspiration. These are ths
pledges which are graven upon theli
"As it is cowardly for a soldier to
run away from battle, so it Is coward
ly for any citizen not to contribute
his share to the well-being of hia
country. America Is. my own deal
land; she nourishes me, and I will
love her and do my duty to her,
whose child, servant and civil soldlei
"As the health and happiness ol
my body depend upon each muscle
and nerve and drop of blood dolnj
its work in its place, so the health
and happiness of my country depend
upc:i each citizen doing his work la
"These young citizens are our
hostages to fortune. , Can we not
safely assume that the principles ani
mating their lives augur well for the
bermanency of the Republic? When
before have the foundation stones
of continuance been laid with such
care and promise of durability?
"The future, then, Is bright And
the present? But one thing is need
ful. No present movement Is more
laudable than that which looks to
conservation of natural resources.
But let us never forget that the great
est inherent resource of the Amer
ican people is Common Sense. Let
that be conserved and applied with
out cessation, and soon it will be
found that all the ills of which we
complain but know not of are only
such as attend upon the growing
pains of a great and blessed countJjr.
An obstacle is not a discouragement
K may become one, but only with
bur own consent. So long as we re
fuse to be discouraged, we cannot be
I know of but few greater Influ
ences that will keep young people
right with their friends than to ask
them to bring their frrends home.
The man worthy of being rioa Is
he whom poverty could not debase, or
fortune make proud. Lateus.
"I never worry about my health any
"How lucky you are. Don't you
ever feel ill?"
"Oh, yes, bften; but I've had all the
operations it is possible to undergo."
"They say a woman always reads a
love story backward."
"I take no stock in that claim.- If
so, the maangers would be giving
plays with the last act first." Louis
MusicTfciih" standard TnaE aU?ed bfla? staff otex0
trained nSstructors. Take7nTv Vrm wlSl1.?????01-.?"1
Unsurpassed health rmrH7krioir hniirf aZZ. ZTC"C. 'no incuviauai.
Large gymnasium. Park-like cLmpxtoTc&t??&
? ball. Write lor our cumin hfnBBiMWi -ii St.Xf enn ket-
HENRY JEROME STOCKARD, A. M Pre., H? c
To Secure Independence
Practice Simple Economy
Economy requires some courage,
ordinary energy, and the capacity
of ordinary brains and results in
order, system, method, and divi
dends. ECONOMY AND A BANK ACCOUNT
That sounds like success.
It is success.
Not occasionally, but most always.
We want you to have a Bank
account at this Bank, and de
posit the results of your econ
mies to your credit with us.
We pay 4 per cent. Interest on Sayings Deposits.
CLARKTON, N. C.
WE HA, VE
Just gotten in a nice line of Ladies5 Ready
Made Skirts, and Suits, Children's Ready
Made Dresses, Hats, and Suits for Little
Boys; and a quantity of Fall Dress Goods
Come and see and you will buy.
THE CASH NOVELTY STORE
CLARKTON, N. C.
"BASE 'BALL GOODS
Anything you need when you play Base Ball.
We have a full line of Spalding's Gloves,
Mitts, Bats, Body Protectors, Masks and
Balls which we sell at catalogue prices.
Write for prices on Uniforms for your team.
R. C. DeROSSET, Bookseller and Stationer
WILMINGTON, N. C.
WHITE OAK ACADEMY.
A Preparatory School of high grade for both
sexes. Fifcsstu lents for college, business, teach
ing, aud the aciuaJ dutioa of life. Competent
and experienced corps of teachers, healthful
locality, moral atmosphere, reasonable terms.
Atnple bearding accommodations, and low
rales for board. For catalogue or any further
W. W. WOODHOUSE, Principal,
WHITE OAK, - - - North Carolina.
PANTS 7S Cts. AND UP.
ALSO, FULL LINE OF GROCERIES.
COME AND SEE.
A dainty pattern,
"Lafayette." One of
the beautiful designs of
for years makers of
artistic and durable
silverware. A full
guarantee on every
piece bearing the
Spoons and Forks
for clubs, hotels and
of interest to show
you. Pay us a calL
Is a deli.ht to every house
wife. It breathes into the home
an air of purity, cleanliness
THE LATEST PATTERN8
of this beautiful ware made by
the best manufacturers can be
bought at our store -at prices
that will please you.
We handle the STANDARD
brands of guaranteed Sterling
and Plated Wares and you can
depend on what you get from
GEO. W. HUGGINS,
Wilmington, N. C.