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CLARKTON, BLADEN COUNTY, N. C, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 1910.
Establishment of Los Angeles
Times Destroyed By Explosion.
TWENTY EMPLOYEES ARE KILLED
Manager of Paper Asserts That Labor Unions
Are Responsible lor Disaster, Eut
the Unions Enter Denial.
Los Angeles, Cal. The building oc
cupied by the Los Angeles TimcsVas
destroyed by Are, which was precipi
tated by an explosion. Nineteen men,
employees of the newspaper, are miss
ing, and are believed to have perished
in the flames.
Three hundred men digging unceas
ingly for thirty hours in the debris'
have unearthed five of the nineteen
bodies buried in the ruins. The shov
el brigade is aided try a iuige rail
way crane and derrick whkvi is lift
ing out the remains of heav steel.
Later, an attempt to destroy the
residence of Gen. Harrison Gray Otis,
publisher of The Times, by means of
an infernal machine,, was made. Fol
lowing as it did the explosion which
with great loss or life destroyed the
buildings and plant of The Times, a
suspected effort to blow up the auxil
iary plant of the paper and the find
ing of a powerful infernal machine in
the residence of Secret y Zeehand
laar of the Merchants ! Manufac
turers' Association, t' attempted
outrage has wrought thk city. to an
intense state of suspense and excite
General Otis and the othyf respon
sible heads f the paper inequivoca
bly charge'The Times building disas
ter and the narrowfy averted attempts
at further destruction of life and prop
erty to labor unions.
With equal emphasis the leaders of
union labor here and throughout the
United States, repudiate -the "accusa
tion, and locally they have offered ail
aid in their power in the effort to de
tect the culprits.
A quarrel with the Typographical
Union twenty y.tars ago resulted in
making The Times a non-union paper.
General Otis has fought unionism with
every resource at his command, lie
has been ably seconded in this fight
"by the Merchants and Manufacturers'
Association, whose secretary was the
object of frustrated dynamiting.
Under stimulus of proffered re
wards aggregating $100, (mo, .hundreds
of policemen and private citizens here
and in all coast cities are searching
for clews that may lead to the arrest
of the conspirators responsible for
One Bewspaper that has been very
friendly to union labor printed a first
page editorial demanding that in view
of the strictures directed at the un
ions in connection with the explosion,
the strikes now on be called off.
The succession of tragic events and
the rumors of attempted outrages set
the populace of Los Angeles in a state
of mind bordering on panic. Hundreds
of policemen and detectives were
busy in every direction running down
clues and endeavoring to locate the
alleged perpetrators of the crimes.
But two arrests have been made and
these were only on suspicion.
The original suspicion that the dis
aster was due to the discharge of high
explosives was practically confirmed
by the finding of other bombs and the
statements of those persons in the
building or nearby at the time of the
The president of the local typo
graphical union has issued orders that
union printers may work in conjunc
tion with non-union printers of The
Times in any of the local newspaper
offices in getting out the edition of
The Times. This was announced af
ter a consultation of the union men
and the managers of the other news
papers. Indianapolis, Ind. President James
M. Lynch of the International Typo
graphical Union issued a statement
relative to the explosion that wreck
ed the plant of the Los Angeles
Times. He states that the union is
In no way responsible for the catas
trophe. - LaFollette Is III.
Rochester, Minn. United States
Senator Robert M. LaFollette, accom
panied by Dr. Philip Fox, his family
physician, arrived in Rochester to
consult Doctors Mayo regarding the
ailment from which he has been suf
" lerlng for several years.
Population of Rome, Ga.
Washington. Census figures for
Rome, Ga., made public by the bureau
give that city 12,099 as compared with
7,291 in 1900.
Tax Traffia All It Will Bear.
Chicago. The contention that the
railroad among competing lines which
has the largest investment, is the one
on which rates should be based, was
advanced ' here before the interstate
commerce commission in the plea for
higher rates by western roads.
The opinion, was expressed by G. C.
May of New York, a public account
ant. Mr. May also asserted the
amount the shipper would bear rather
than Jose the service was his limita
tion of what a carrier should charge
the shiDDer. .
150 Killed in Mine Explosion.
Eagle Pas3, Texas. One hundred
and fifty miners, possible more, are
believed to be dead in mine No. 2
at Palau, Mexico, in the Las Esperan
zas mining districe, operated by the
National railway lines of Mexico as
a result of two explosions, presuma
bly because of an accumulation of
gas. The men entombed are mostly
native and Japanese miners, although
the nun:l.f r includes several Ameri
cans. An explosions occurred in the
same mine a year ago, several hun
dred miners losing their lives then.
PROTECTION FOR GIRLS.
Catholic Congress Discussed White Slave Tral
lic la all Its Phases.
Washingon. The first "national con
ference of Catholic charities discuss
:d -charity work in all its varied
phases. The conditions of Catholic
harities throughout the country were
iscus3ed, and the "protection of
young girls in our large cities" and
the state and charity" were consid
jred in two sections of the confer
nce, which met simultaneonusly.
Rev. P. Mueller-Simons of Strass-
urg made a report on the Interna
.ional Association for the Protection
f Young Girls, and set forth the
dangers which confront the girl who
eaves home in search of a means of
The so-called white slave traffic, he
declared, was the greatest danger in
the path of the girl. The number of
these traffickers, men and women, he
added, is an immense one. To wage
.var against these evils, he advocated
the creation of special central offices
jf the association for the protection of
?irls, located in the most important
:ity of each diocese, and co-operating
with Catholic societies and homes for
the protection of girls all over the
Another phase of the question which
father Simons urged upon his hearers
vas the protection of girls in their
respective native cities. This local
protection, he added, was being un
dertaken in this country by the
.nany Catholic institutions and socie
ties organized for th purpose.
The conference received reports
i'rom a number of city committees on
.he question of protection of girls.
Many causes were assigned for the
downfall of girls, including cheap
Jance halls connected with saloons,
cheap lodging houses and low wages.
Tl. : general conclusion of the reports
-vas that the problem was one'of great
magnitude and complexity and that
probably the best method to meet it
.icw is to organize local city commu
tes, in which all charity organiza
tions will be represented and, keep in
touch with the national conference.
Rev. Monsignor White of Brooklyn
presided over the section of the con
ference which considered the "pro
tection of young girls in our large
WANT SOCIAL PURITY.
Charles W. Eliot Speaks of the Ne
cessity for Wider Knowledge.
Chicago. Lessons up. purity and
tue social evil should be taught in
the public schools, according to let
ters from Charles W. Eliot, president
emeritus of Harvard university, and
John D. Rockefeller, Jr., which were
read at a conference held here by
members of the Illinois Vigilance com
mission, the Midnight Mission of Chi
cago and the American Purity Feder
ation. In his letter Dr. Eliot said:
"In my opinion, the social evil and
the diseases incident thereto ough;
to be publiely discussed so that the
feasible remedies may be decided up
on and applied. I am entirely con
vinced that the policy of silence upon
these subjects has failed disastrously.
Another subject which ought to be
publicly discussed among teachers
and , parents is the addition to our
school programs of instructions in
normal reproduction in plants and
animals, sexual hygiene in the hu
man species and the horrors of sexual
Fake Hero Arrested.
Chicago. Fashionable Lake Shore
drive was thrown into a state of ex
citement when a man with his face
cut and bruised and his clothing torn
waving a gunpowder bomb, appeared
at the residence of Mrs. Potter Pal
mer, and declared he had prevented
the destruction of the place by an ex
plosion. Later Wallenmeyer admitted that
he had made the bomb himself,
and went to the Palmer residence to
pretend that he had saved the peo
ple within from death.
Famous Artist Dead.
Portland, Maine. Winslow Homer,
the famous artist, died at his home
in Scarborough, aged 74 years.
Homer had practically lived the life
of a hermit in his Scarborough studio
for several years past. His long life
work many years ago won for him a
conceded place as " one of the ablest
and most original of American artists.
Homer's more notable works in
clude Life Line (1884), Eight Bells
US85), Fog Off the Banks (1886), Un
der Tow (1887) and The High Seas
Brookins Travels 192 1-2 Miles.
Springfield, 111. Aviator Walter
Brookins alighted gracefully in the
fair grounds here, 7 hours and 12
minutes out from Chicago, after hav
ing sailed his 'Wright biplane the
192 1-2 miles with two stop9.
The stops were at Gilman, 111., 75
miles from' Chicago, and at Mount
Pulaski, 163 miles from Chicago.
Brookins In his long sail broke the
American long-distance continued
flight record, and thereby won the
110,000 prize offered by the Chicago
Governor Haskell Exonerated.
McAlester, Okla. The trial of Gov.
C. N. Haskell of Oklahoma, in the
Muskogee town lot cases, came to
a sudden end when the government
announced that under the restrictions
laid down by the court it would be
unable to make out a case against
Haskell or any co-defendants.
London Lord Mayor Elected.
London, England. Sir Thomas Ve
sey Strong was elected lord mayor
of London without opposition. He is
a pronounced temperance advocated
Few Men Rule Nation.
Union City, Ga. In amplifying his
recent views regarding the personal
responsibility of the farmer, Charles
Barrett, president of the National
Farmers' Union, declares that the old
cry that the "farmer is the backbone
of the nation," is but a partial state,
ment of a truth; and in characteristic
language emphasizes the responsibil.
ity of the farmer of today. Pointing
ou the opportunities of young men,
Mr. Barrett declares that a very few
jducated men rule the destinies of the
POPULATION OF 132,685
Alabama City Gained 94,270 Peo
ple in Past Ten Years.
INCREASE OF 245.4 PER CENT
New Orleans Will he First City in the South
and Second Place Will Probably
go to Atlanta.
Washington. The population of
Birmingham, Ala., is 132,685; an in
crease of 94,270, or 245.4 per cent,
over 38,415 in 1900.
The Increase shown in Birmingham
is the largest thus far reported, as
the city has more than tripled in pop
ulation fance 1900. The area of Bir
mingham is about 42 square miles.
It is conceded that New Orleans,
with her 339,085 inhabitants, will hold
first place among southern cities, but
there is great interest as to which
city will be second. In 1900 Memphis,
with 102,320, was second, but it is be
lieved that Atlanta, with her 154,839,
in 1910, has outstripped Memphis,
and will rank next to New Orleans.
The 191 figures for Memphis have
not yet been announced.
N. B. BROWARD DEAD.
Senator-Elect From Florida Dies on
Jacksonville,' Fla. Napoleon Bona
parte Broward, aged 53, the choice of
the Democrats to succeed James P.
Taliferro as United States senator,
died a few second after being placed
on the operating table of a local hos
pital. The immediate cause of his
death was gall stones with complica
tions, and death occurred as the doc
tors were preparing their surgical in
struments. For four years Broward was gov
ernor of Florida and during that time
commenced the draining of the Ever
glade, which, when completed, will
probably be the greatest single under
taking in Florida's history.
After serving his term as governor,
Mr. Broward was defeated for United
States senator by Duncan U. Fletcher,
which, by the way, was his only de
feat in politics. In June, of this year,
he defeated James P. Taliaferro at the
Democratic primaries for United
States senator by a large majority,
and was regarded as the strongest po
litical factor in the state.
He is a good example of the self
made man of America. Early in the
seventies he lost his father and moth
er, and was forced to start work as
a tugboat cook and roustabout. He
worked in this capacity, practically il
literate, for several years, and was in
turn employed as a seaman, pilot and
captain of small craft oa the St. Johns
river, until he purchased a third in
terest in the famous filibustering tug.
Three Friends. As coicniander of the
craft he made four expeditions to
Cuba, once landfhg in the harbor of
Havana despite the Spanish fleet.
Future Battleship Will Be Operated
by Means of Wirelecs Waves.
New York. The "crewless" war
ship," a vessel directed and operated
from shore by means of a complicat
ed wireless apparatus, is the latest
naval wonder in Germany, according
to reports which have just been re
ceived by navy men here. Within a
radius of 18 miles from the controll
ing apparatus the new war ship, it
is said, can be started, stopped, steer
ed and its guns controlled or fired
by means of electrical waves com
municated without wires.
The German naval experts are mak
ing experiments with a motor boat
model near Nuremberg
Mining Brokers Arrested.
New York. Postoffice inspectors,
aided by central' office detectiveS,
swooped down on the offices of B. H.
EVcheftels & Co., commission brokers.
Barney Scheftels was arrested on a
warrant which grew out of the gov
ernments Tecent bucket shop inves
tigation. Another partner, George
Graham Rice, whose real name Is Si
mon Jacob Hertzig, an ex-convict, was
Will Appoint Tennessee Negro.
Washington. It was learned at the
white house that J. C. Napier of Nash
ville one of the leading negroes in
Tennessee, is shortly to be appointed
register of the United States treasury'
to succeed W. T. Vernon of Kansas
who Is a negro.
Guarding New York Against Cholera.
New York JCity. Because of ths
cholera scare in Europe two incoming
trans-Atlantic liners, were detained
at Quarantine for inspection. Two
deaths ocurred on one of the boats.
Auto Races Carnival of Death.
Long Island Motor Parkway, N. Y.'
Four killed and twenty injured, four
of them fatally, was the price in hu
man flesh paid for the sixth running
of the Vanderbilt cup race, won in
electrifying fashion by Grant, driving
a 120-horsepower Alco. But, as bril
liant as was the performance of the
winners, and as thrilling as was the
race itself, the horror caused by the
wholesale maiming and killing which
attended it cast a deep shadow over
spectators, participants and manage
ment.. Guarding Against Cholera.
Washington. How gravely the pub
lic health and marine hospital service
regards the possibility of the invasion
of cholera from the infected sections
of Europe became known when the
advisory public health board was call
ed to meet in Washington. Another
evidence of the alarm with which the
situation is viewed came to light when
the service decided to double its offi
cers at every port from which steam
ship sail or immigrants in Italy, Ger
many or Eussia.
Smoothness of Convention Proceedings Shows
Rochester, N. Y. A state conven
ventlon that will go down in political
history as one of the most remarka
ble in the history of the Democratic
party closed by nominating John A.
DIx,. chairman of the party's state
committee, and a wealthy Washington
county business man, to run on a Pro
gressive platform of the widest type.
. The platform, framed to cover the
issues which the Democratic leaders
believe were inadequately met by the
Republican convention at' Saratoga,
gained no less attention and approval
than the candidate.
Regarding the platform there was
from the first little or no divsion,. of
Congressman William S. Sulzer was
the only other candidate for nomi
nation for governor who tools his case
before the delegates, and his defeat
was decisive. Out of 450 votes he re
ceived only 16.
Thomas F. Conway was named for
lieutenant governor. '
But the candidate" was not chosen
until Charles F. Murphy, leader of
Tammany Hall, who, by virtue of his
213 delegates, was in a position to
control the convention, had canvassed
the merits of no less than fourteen
others. "I said-I would give them an
up-state candidate, and I've done it,",
was Mr. Murphy's comment.
The convention proceedings that
followed were marked by a smooth
ness i and rapidity which Democrats
say indicated the harmony of their
French Journal Says United States
Has Right to Fortify Panama.
Paris, France. The Temps, discuss
ing the intention of the United States
to fortify the Panama canal, admits
the right of that country to do so, and
attributes the disquietude in England
and Japan on this score to fears as
to the real purpose of the Aemrican
After pointing out that the treaty
of 1903 reaffirmed the article in the
Hay-Pauncefote treaty of 1901 to fa-.
cilitate the construction of the canal,
guaranteeing that the canal should be
free and open and that no act of hos
tility shall be committed within it.
The Temps draws attention to the sig
nificant omission from section 1, arti
tie 3, of the treaty of 1901 of the
words, "the canal remaining opent in
,tim-3 of war, even to ships of the bel
ligerents." This provision is included
in the Constantinople treaty with ref
erence to the Suez canal of which the
said clause is otherwise an exact re-.
MUCH COUNTERFEIT MONEY.
Secret Service Unearths Extensive
Washington. The secret service
has unearthed what appears to be a
told and extensive attempt at coun
terfeiting national bank notes.
tl is intimated the country may be
flooded with them. Notes of the same
denomination and issue were found
on the Pasadena, Cal., National Bank,
was discovered issued on the First
National Bank of Williamsport, Pa.
Chief Wilkie is convincedNthat all
the bills are being made by thesame
gang and has rushed orders by tele
graph to every secret service men in
the country to spread the drag nets.
The Williamsport counterfeit is of
a higher degree of perfection than
those on the Pasadena bank, which
were pronounced by the secret serv
ice men to be the best they had seen
id recent years.-
National bank notes in every city
will be examined immediately by se
cret service men immediately by se
cret service men to determine how ex
tensive the issue has been.
TILLMAN MAY RETIRE.
Physical Condition Will Keep South
Carolina Senator Out of the Race.
Augusta, ' Ga. Information from
South Carolina points is that it is
practically settled that Senator B. R.
Tillman will not offer for re-election
to succeed himself.
The statement is made that, while
the senator is not a sick man, his
physical condition, as a result of the
two recent attacks, is such that he
will not be able to stand the strain
of active public life longer and fur?
ther; Mrs. Tillman, knowing this, will
object to the senator going into an
Forty Sailors Drowned.
New York City. There was given
out from the battleship New Hamp
shire a list of twenty-nine men who
were supposed to have perished by
the swamping of a barge or whale
boat which was being towed to the
vessel at anchor in the Hudson jiver.
The barge, heavily loaded with sail
ors, returning from shore leave, was
towed Into the heavy swells of a
steamboat. The barge plunged into
the trough between two wave3, one
of which broke over the side and
127323 People in Richmond, Va.
Washington, Census figures for
Richmond, Va., given out by the bu
reau give . that city a population of
127,823. This is an increase of 42,
578, or 50.1 per cent., in 1900, when
the city's population was 85,050.
Wisconsin G. O. P. Very Radical.
. Madison, Wis. What probably is
the most radical platform adopted in
a generation by a Republican conven
tion was promulgated by Wisconsin
Republicans here. The document is
Girl Cremates Herself.
St. Louis. Kneeling in the midst
of a bonfire which she made of pages
of religious books and magazines and
saturated with coal oil with her own
hands, Mamie McCarthy, eighteen
years old, slowly burned to death in
the rear of her home while she pray
ed. The girl s action was a sudden
inspiration. She apparently had wait
ed until an unguarded moment to car
ry out her fanatical act. The Bible,
magazines "and papers with which she
made the bonfire were taken from a
center table in the living room.
CONDITION OF COTTON :
65.9 PER CENT NORMAL
Government Issues Last Cotton
Report of the Year.
2,302,211 BALES ARE GINNED
New York Market Was Extremely
Active Following the Publication
of ths Report.
Washington. The average condi
tion of the cotton crop on September
2 was 65.9 per cent, of a normal, as
compared with 72.1 a month ago, 5S.5
a year ago, 69.7 in 1908 and 66.6, the
average of the last ten years on Sep
tember 25, as estimated by the crop
reporting board of the Department of
Agriculture. The condition of the cot'
ton crop by states, with the 'ten-year
average on September 25 was:
Virginia .. 78 74
North Carolina 72 71
South Carolina 70 , 70
Georgia ' . . 68 71
Florida 66 70
Alabama 67 66
Mississippi 63 67
Louisiana 51 64
Arkansas 63 G7
Texas C3 6.
Tennessee .... 73 7i
Missouri . 75 ;74
Oklahoma . ; ..70 b
The census bureau's cotton report
shows 2,302,211 bales, counting round
at halfbale3, were ginned from the
growth of 1910 to September 25, as
eflmpared with 2,568,150 for 1909, 2,
5M.639 for 1908 "and 1,532,602 for 1907
There were 37,767 round bales includ
ed. The number of sea island bales
iacluded 'were 7,112.
'By states the number of bales gin
n?d with comparisons for the previ
ous year was as ioiiows:
States. 1910. 1909.'
Alabama 202.7S0 187,831
Arkansas 22,488 83,920
Florida. ft,203 19.581
Georgia 358,565 536,212
Louisiana '45,536 62,61b
Mississippi 83,090 96,82c
North Carolina ... 47,408 80,494
Oklahoma 110,444 134,377
South Carolina ... 160,647 285,401
Tennessee 1.569 1,152
Texas 1,258,339 1,061,558
AU others ...... in 2,172
he distribution of sea island cot
ton for 1910 by states is:
South Carolina . . . . 157
New York. There was an extreme
ly active business in cotton and the
prices had a big advance following
the publication of the government's
October condition figures.
Pay Advocated for Prisoners to Aid
Washington. Payment of prisoners,
according to their industry to insure
protection for their families and their
own rehabilitation oh release was rec
ommended to the International Pris
on Congress by the section on "pre
The resolution provoked heated dis
cussion in the congress, not because
the principle of caring for prisoners'
families was opposed, but because it
was not so worded as to fit adoption
in several countries, including the
United States, where prisoners are
unable, under -existing', law, to earn
The subject was referred back to
the section on motion of Mr3. Ella
Flagg Young of Chicago.
A resolution favoring the provision
of productive work for prisoners, in
cluding those in houses of detentioi
and county jails, was adopted by tlu
congress. It was recommendeded bj
thethe section on "prison administra
tion," which spent the morning in dis
cussing it. It provides for central
control of the work and official spe
cially trained to direct such employ
ment. China on Verge of Revolution.
Washington. China is declared tc
be on the verge of another upheaval
similar to the Boxer uprising. Gov
ernment officials in China express
the belief that -an outbreak at any
time would not surprise them.
44,604 People 'm Chattanooga.
Washington: Population statistics
as- enumerated in the thirteenth cen
sus were made public: Chattanooga,
Tenn.. 44,604, an increase .of 14,450,
or 47.90 per cent over 30,154, the
population In 1900.
Pullman Passengers Robbed.
Pueblo, Col. Passengers on the
Pullman car Rosemont attached to the
Rock Island westbound passenge
train were robbed of between $7,000
and $8,000 in cash, drafts, checks and
jewels after leaving Chicago. George
L. Parsons of Chicago lost $7,000 in.
drafts; H. S. ,Hollister, Charles Hop
per and Carson L. Knight, all of Chi
cago, also were robbed. The car will
be subjected to careful search for the
missing property. The two porters
of the car are being held by the po
. , -
Trouble at West Point Settled.
West Point, N. Y. By order of Gen.
Thomas H. Barry, superintendent of
the United States Military Academy,
all privileges which were withdrawn
after the "silence" given Captain Lon
gan in the- mess halL were restored
to the cadets. The superintendent
said-, as yet he knew nothing of the
casey other than wnat he had read in
the newspapers; that ther; would be
nunishment for those whom the board
of inquiry report implicated that
would come" later-after due consider
ation of the,,fldings.
NORTH CAROLINA EVENTS
Life in the Land of the Long
BOY'S HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE.
Cow Drags Lad Over Rocky Field
Tearing Flesh? From Face.
Henry Foster, the 11-year-old son
of a tenant living on Capt. T M. C.
Davidson's farm, near Statesville, was
dragged for nearly a quarter of a mile
by a vicious cow and almost kkilled.
The family were picking cotton in
the Geld and upon leaving the field the
boy's mother told him to get the cow
and take. heT 'home. He wound the
foain around his hand and started
with the cow, when she ran, dragging
the boy, who was unable to" extricate
himself, across a rocky field, tearing
all the Iles'h from the left side of his
face and head and severely tearing
and bruising 'his body.
He was unconscious when taken up
and his skull was exposed and ibis
scalp otrn loose.
Dr. Cloaninger was called and' he
took the boy to Billingsley hospital,
where an operatio nwas performed,
but there is no hope for 'his recovery.
There w as concnssion of the brain.
Winston-Salem Man's Great Invention
Mr. Sid F. Pierce, superintendent
jf a Winston-Salem tobacco factory,
s on the road to fame and fortune,
t appears in the judgment of some ex
perts, by his invention of a smoke
ind gas consumer which lie has just
had patented. Those who have seen
he device in practical operation say
'hat it does more than the inventor
ilaims for it.
Subjected to a severe test at the
Dlant where Mr. Pierce is superinten-
lent, the machine was so successfully
operated, it is said, that the quantity
M coal ordinarily required to keep
the plant going all lay was reduced by
half. The savin? in fuel will be "from
25 to 40 -per cent anywhere, Mr.
Pierce claims. The small amount of
moke which issues from a smoke
stack with the machine in operation
is white instead of blaek.
Wealth Pours Into Trinity.
Benefactors' day at Trinity college
was marked by an accumulation of
gifts amounting to more than $150,
000, of which Benjamin and James
Duke gave $130,000.
The North Carolina conference, to
which Trinity partly belongs, with the
Western North Carolina conference,
gave $4,612.42. Added to these were
hundreds of small amounts in money
and books, the gift of $30,000 for
current expenses being the joint phil
anthropy of the Duke's, while a $100,
000 check was given by Benjamin
Duke for the erection of two band-
some new buildings.
The gifts of the Duke family, reared
in Durham, now approach $1,500,000.
Products of Alexander County.
Capt. Tom Rowland, who is much
interested in the apple business in the
Brushy mountains, and has an apple
farm in Alexander, furnishes some
figures secured from the railroad rec
ords: There -were shipped out of the
county during September 227,026
pounds of dried fruit, 20,344 pounds
of greeh apples, 41,147 pounds of
peach seed, 14,213 pounds of chickens,
4.680 dozen of eggs, 2,893 pounds of
butter, six car loads of tan bark, 44
olid car loads of hardwood...
Little News Linelette3.
Col. D? J. Maddox of High Point
was instantly killed while attempting
to remove lodged bullet in an old
Mr. Charle IT. Harris will not for
personal reasons accept the nomina
tion by the mass meeting of Wake
Independent lemocrats tor the btate
Senate. Mr. G. T. Powell of Raleigh,
who has been a member of the lower
house and is well known throughout
the county will be placed in the stead
of Mr. Harris.
Mary Lenoir, colored, shot Henry
Wright, a negro brick-mason at
Waynesville. Five shots were fired
from a 32-calibre pistol by the en
raged woman, each one taking effect
in the neck and chest of Wright.
The alleged offense of Wright was
committed about three years ago.
The resignation of Alderman John
Sprunt Hill from the Durham board
of aldermen and his announcement
that he would bring suit to enjoin the
city against spending further money
on street work gave the city a sen
sation. Mr. Dewey L. Raymer has been
appointed postmaster at Statesville to
succeed Mr. J. W. C. Long, who has
held the job for something over 13
Durham is still boosting General
Carr for the Soeakershio of the
House and the bar of the city is tak
ing an interest in the proposed plan
to put him ; through.
At Williamston farmers are pre
paring to harvest their large erop of''
peanuts. Indications are that the
quality of the nuts is fine and that
prices will be fair.
Th Wake countv grand jury has
been making-an investigation of the
r-tM-te therabouts of the sale of
cigarettes to boys uuder 18 years old.
The State Department of Agricul
ture estimates' the North Carolina to-
hax-cn croD at 125.000.000 pounds.
George E. Sultan has been ap
nointsd deDutv collector of customs
at Newbern at $1,500 a year, vice C,
C. Clark, deceased.
Congressman H. L. Godwin and Mr,
Iredell Meares, his Republican op
ponent, have arranged for a joint can
vass of the sixth district -to Degin
October 24, at Lillington.
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Large gymnasium. ParkJlkacamnim. n..!!??1.1
'bail. Write for our catalog beforelecttog TtoecoUe XoTyo5JR2"
HENRY JEROME STOCKARD. jCm- Pwi? iuTiSIT
If all piano buyers were as critical as thev should be
there would bo fewer sales of inferior instruments.
It is at least an exercise of good judgment to investi
gate the reputation of an instrument and the standing of
its maker as well as to test it thoroughly for tone and con
struction. We have low priced, medium priced, and high priced
pianos. Each class is kept distinct from the others and
every instiument is marked at its actual value.
We invite comparison of these instruments with
others offered at similar prices.
DARNELL & THOMAS.
Every thi 14 Known in Music.
RALEIGH, N. C.
Just gotten in a nice line of Ladies' 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,
WILMINGTON. N. C.
WHITE OAK ACADEMY.
A Preparatory School of high grade for. both
sexes. Fits sfu lents for college, business, teach
ing, and the actual dutioa of lifo. Competent
and experienced corps of teachers, healthful
locality, moral atmosphere, reasonabln terms.
Ample boarding accommodations, and low
rates for board. For catalogue or any further
W. W. WOODHOUSE, Principal,
WHITE OAK, - - - North Carolina.
PANTS 75 Gts. AND UP,
ALSO, FULL LINE OF GROCERIES.
COME AND SEE.
lid Silver '
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 4o show ,
you. Pay us a calL
Bookseller and Stationer
Is a deli.ht to every house
wife. It breathes into the home
an air of purity, cleanliness
THE LATEST PATTERNS
of this beautiful ware made by
the best manufacturers can be -bought
at our store at prices
that will please you.
We handle the STANpARD
brands of guaranteed Sterling
and Plated Wares and you can
depend on what you get from
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GEO. W. HUGGINS,
Wilmington, N. C.