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VOL. 11.
CLARKTON, BLADEN COUNTY, N. C., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2T, 1910.
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114 SALOONS ARE
CLOSED IN MEMPHIS
FEDERAL COURTS TEMPORARILY
STOP SALE OF LIQUOR IN "
TENNESSEE CITY.
COURT GRANTS INJUNCTION
Prohibitionists Allege State and Mu
nicipal Officers Refused to
Enforce Law.
Memphis, Tenn. Aid of the Federal
courts was successfully invoked , by
the Law and Order League to en
force the prohibition law which the
city, county add state authorities have
not enforced .in Aiemnnis. United
States Judge McUall granted a tem
porary order against 114 saloons,
pending a hearing, restraining them
from serving intoxicating liquor.
The Federal court took jurisdiction
' on ttte allegations of the petitioners
that were deprived of the equal pro
tection under the law guaranteed by
the fourteenth amendment to the con
stitution. They allege that the state
prohibition law is being enforced in
other parts of the state, but the gov
ernor. attorney gerwral and county at
torney general, with other officials,
have refused to enforced the law here,
and, therefore, the United States court
can take jurisdiction.
On the grounds that irreparable In
jury might be done the complainants
if delay were permitted, Judge McCall
granted the temporary injunction.
The action, which was a total sur
prise to the saloons and the. local op
tlonists, was the culmination of a
long and bitter fight to enforce pro
hibition in Memphis, the largest city
in which it has ever been tried.
The state-wide law passed in the
spring of 1909, and was suppo&ed to
go into effect on July 1 of that year.
It was partially enforced for a time
in Knoxville, but in Memphis, situ
ated on the river and practically the
metropolis of three states Tennes
see, Arkansas and Mississippi there
has never been any more serious ef
fort to enforce prohibition than the
presentation of evidence to the grand
jury.
The body regularly failed to Indict,
and the city and county officials have
acknowledged the impossibility of
closing the saloons.
The Law and Order League has
been making a campaign for law en
forcement, and the present political
campaign, which is now on in Teh
see, has prohibition again as its prin
cipal Issue.
Chattanooga, renn. ttvery saiuuu
inside the corporation holding Federal
license was closed by order of Judge
S. D. McReynolds of the criminal
court. The action of Judge McRey
nolds follows the decision of the su
preme court, sitting in Knoxville, in
which that body rendered the opinion
that Federal license were prima facie
evidence that whiskey was being sold.
Nashville, Tenn. No steps have as
yet been taken here to take advantage
of the recent supreme court decision
in reference to the possession of Fed
eral license being prima facie e evi
dence of the sale of liquor. The mat
ter is in the hands of the attorney
general of this county. There are a
number of saloons "in this city which,
it is understood, possess Federal li
cense. Advices from Knoxville are to
the effect that many saloon keepers
there have surrendered their licenses
and closed theirplaces of business.
Emperor William Goes Visiting.
Brussels, Belgium. Emperor - Wil
liam of Germany is now the guest of
King Albert of Belgium. The emperor
arrived here and was met at the rail
way station by the king and queen.
He was accompanied by a large suite,
and was cheered as he passed through
the streets, lined with ten thousand
troops. On arrival at the royal pal
ace there was a reception to the dip
lomatic" corps, followed by a dinner
of 150 covers given by the king in
bonor of his royal guest.
Powers to Recognize Portugal.
Berlin, Germany. Great Britain
has proposed that all the powers rec
ognize the republic of Portugal at
the same time. Germany replied ap
proving the suggestion.
Perfecting Savings Bank Plan.
Washington. Secretary of the
Treasury MacVeagh and Assistant
Secretary Andrew and Postmaster
General Hitchcock, conferred concern
ing postal . sayings bank plans. The
treasury officails are working out the
plans steadily, but slowly, owing to a
desire to safeguard against any de
fects in a scheme of such magnitude
where more than 60,000 postoffices
and perhaps 15,000,000 depositors, may
be affected. They base these figures
on the work in other postal savings
countries.
Famous American Dies in India.
New York City. Cable dispatches
received here announce the death in
Palmanes, India, of the Rev. Dr. Ja
red W. Scudder, one of the oldest
and most distinguished Americans in
the foreign missionary field. For more
than 52 years he had been one of the
principal representatives in India of
the Reformed Church of America. He
was born in Ceylon eighty-two years
ago. His father, the Rev. John Scud
der, was a pioneer American mission
ary in Asia. Mr. Scudder's seven
brothers were also missionaries.
Twain's t reasures to Be Sold.
Chicago. Literary treasures of the
late Samuel L. Clemens (Mark Twain )
are to be sold at auction in this city,
and among them will be many manu
scripts and documents, the contents
"of which have never been published.
Mr. Clemens' house, "Stormfields,"
near Redding, Conn., is to be sold, and
bis daughter, Mrs. Ossip Gabrilowitch,
has decided to sell the bulk of the.
library, retaining only such books as
have intimate family associations and
signed volumes from living authors
which were presented to her father.
P0E IN HALL OF FAME.
Doctor Maccra-ctn o? New York Uni
versity Announces Successful Can
didates for Hall of Fame Places.
New York City. Edgar Allan Poe
s at last in the hall of fame. Year3
jf effort on the part of staunch sup
porters to get his name added to the
ist was rewarded by the announce
uent of Dr. John H. Maccracken, the
jhairman of the senate of the New
oik university, that the author of
The Raven," with ten others, had
;een accorded this honor. The eleven
james added are as follows :
Harriet Beecher Stowe, 74 ovtes ;
Jliver Wendell Holmes and Edgar Al
an Poe, 69 votes each; Roger Wil
iams, 64; James Fenimore Cooper,
j2; Phillips Brooks, 60; William Cul
en Bryant, 59; Frances E. Willard,
j6; Andrew Jackson, George Ban
jroft, 53 votes each, and John Lath
op Motley, 51.
As a result of the" election, the au
thors' corner doubles its population
ind goes far ahead of the statesmen
n number. Eleven bronze tables for
.he names chosen will be designed
vith an appropriate quotation from
vhe words of each, and the formal un
filing will take place in October,
.911, in the hall of fame, at New
irork university.
Those failing of election ten votes
r less were: Francis. Parkman, Char
otte Saunders Cushman, Mark Hop
cins, 45 each; Patrick Henry, 44;
Martha Washintgon, 43; Daniel Boone
12; Samuel Adams and Lucretia Mott,
H each.
COUNTERFEITERS IN TOILS
U. S. Secret Service Men Make Big
Haul in Chicago.
Chicago. Three hundred thousand
pilars in counterfeit Nicaraguan 5-pe-30!?
notes, freshly printed, were seized,
and the printer who made them, the
engraver who made the plates and
the men charged with securing the
manufacture were arrested here by
Captain Porter of the United States
secret service, and his operatives.
The notes had only been printed, not
having the "official" seals or numbers
impressed. There were 150,000 notes,
each of five pesos (worth approxi
mately $2 each, American money) and
"signed" by F. Baca, advocate gener
al; J. Madriz, "El Presidente," and
"F. Mayorgaz." They had not been
cut from the large sheets.
' George B. Villiams, president of the
printing company tearing his name,
was charged with printing the spuria
ous notes; H, N. Secreest of Tampico,
Mexico, was accused of being the pro
moter having the notes printed, and
Richard J. Trumbull, manager of the
Guarantee Engraving company of Chi-
cago, is . charged with having made
the copper plates from which the pa
per was printed. '
tlHtL LtUtVt AUyUiT TED.
Doctor Crippen's Young Typist Freed
by Jury.
London, England. After a trial last
ing but a few hours in the New Bai
ley criminal court, a jury found Ethel
Clare Leneve not guilty as an acces
sory after the fact in the murder ot
Cora Belle Crippen, for whose deatbj
aer husband, Dr. Hawley Harvey CriiH
pen", will die?- on the gallows on No
vember 8.
Miss Leneve was in love with Docj
tor Crippen and slept in his house on
the night of the day following the day
upon which the doctor murdered his
wife and buried the dismembered
parts in the cellar of his Hilldrop
Crescent home. She accompanied
Crippen in his flight to Canada, and
with him was arrested and indicted.
Editor hin-u iwr onppen Story.
London, England. There was a se
quel to the Crippen murder case when
the high court inflicted a fine of $1,
000 upon Assistant Editor Perris for
contempt of court in permitting the
publication in the London Chronicle
of a story asserting that Doctor Crip
pen had purchased hyoscin and had
confessed to the murder of his wife.
The court ordered that Perris be im
prisoned until the fine is paid.
Frencu viaior Killed.
Madgeburg, Prussia. Lieutenant
Monte fell with a Wright aeroplane
and was instantly killed. The airman
was gliding to the earth when he
started his motor, the strain causing
ctie machine to turn turtle. It crash
ed to the ground, carrying the lieu
tenant beneath it. The aeroplane was
smashed to bits.
2,500 Men in Sympathy Strike.
St. Louis, Mo. Approximately 2,500
aen employed in the mechanical
.rades on the Missouri Pacific-Iron
fountain system walked out in sym
pathy with the striking machinists.
,Iere less than 100 men are employed
n the mechanical departments, and
..hey walked out. The principal shops
of the roads are located at Sedalia,
Mo., and Little Rock, Ark. Shops are
maintained at a number of other
points, including Texarkana, Para
ould, Van Buren and McGhee, Ark.;
Lake Charles and Fernday, La.
Three bets of Triplets.
Cleveland, Ohio. Too late for the
census, but generally doing her share
in Cleveland's remarkable growth,
Mrs. W'illiam G. Clark, a Lake Side
avenue matron, recently became the
mother of her third set of triplets.
The family Bible displays the fact
that she also is the mother of four
pairs of twins, and that she herself
is the only sister of twenty brothers.
Two pairs of twins and one set of trip
lets were born during Mrs. Clark's
3rst marriage.
Use, ot Lime on Land.
Washington. A pamphlet contain
ing information which should be of
the greatest interest and practical
benefit to the farmers of the South,
and which may be had for the asking,
has just been issued by the land and
industrial department of the Southern
railway. The pamphlet treats of "The
Use of Lin on Land," and tells of
the great benefits to be derived in
this way. Quotations are given from
agricultural authorities and from bul
letins issued by the United States De
partment of Agriculture. ,
UNCLE SI WANTS
CREDIT
GOVERNMENT TO KEEP CHECK
ON MONEY BORROWED
FROM BANKS.
PROTECTION FOR THE BANKS
Every Bank Examiner Must Keep
Credit Information on All Bor
rowers in His District.
Washintgon. A tentative system of
collecting credit information for the
benefit of the national bank examin
ers, with the compilation and cock
ing up of the commitments of large
local and extended borrowers, has
been formulated by a committee of
the examiners, who have been meet
ing at the Treasury department Ev
ery examiner hereafter will keep for
his own use a complete file of all
large and extended borrowers in his
district, from which lists will be sent
to the Treasury department for sum
marizing
The machinery available by the
comptrollers of the currency will be
put to work to gather such credit
information as can be obtained from
national banks and from state banks
and trust companies located in states
where there is already" co-operation
between the Federal and state bank
ing officials, as in New York. The
examiners will not divulge the name
of the bank where a line of credit
is found of an extended borrower,
their special reports giving the total
only of the loans listed. These lists
are entirely confidential.
It is not contemplated that a com
prehensive plan which will guarantee
the assembling of complete credit in
formation covering commitments in
all the banks in the United States
is practical at this time, nor is the
personal and intimate relationship be
tween the banks and the borrower to
be interfered with.
It is expected that the knowledge
that a hundred or more men were
keeping a constant check on the bor
rowings will make it extremely haz
ardous for the Nlishonest individual,
firm or corporation to get money from
the national banks.
A radical rearrangement of the dis
tricts into which the country has been
divided also was recommended by the
committee. This rearrangement con
templates well-defined commercial
areas or banking zones, the headquar
ters in each district selective on lie
count of importance as .banking cen
ters and as reserve cities.
SWINDLING GAME EXPOSED.
Diamond Thieves Worked Extensively
in the Carolinas.
Charlotte, N. C. A unique swind
ling game, far-reaching in operation
and involving prominent diamond im
porters, was laid bare here when J.
W. Napier and W. P. Duke, from no
body knows where, were arrested on
warrants sworn out by United States
Postoffice Inspector Bulla of Washing
ton, and bound over by United States
Commissioner Cobb for the Federal
court.
Duke collapsed following his arrest,
turned state's' evidence and unfolded
the operations of the gang to the com
missioner without restraint. Briefly,
the scheme was to order diamonds
from a responsible concern, collect on
delivery, subject to examination, sub
stitute imitations for the real dia
monds and return shipments to the
importers with some flimsy excuse as
to flaws in the stones. The gang op
erated successfully in Rock Hill, S. C,
Branchville, S. C, Westville, S. C,
and Charlotte, N. C, and other neigh
boring towns and cities, using James
Parrish, an unsophisticated country
boy, as a decoy.
Night iMuers Change Name.
Paducah, Ky. News comes from
Dycusburg to the effect that "night
riders" is a discarded name and that
"United Brothers or Night Guards"
Is the latest style of signature on
letters received by independent tobac
co farmers ordering them to pool their
tobacco. The letters read: "By our
blood, we command you to pool all
of your 1910 tobacco. (Signed) U.
B. N. G." The letters have been re
ceived through the mails.
Clerks' Strike Declared Off.
Meridian, Miss. Citing a lack of
support on the part of other labor or
ganizations as primarily the cause for
the failure, announcement was made
declaring the strike oMhe clerical em
ployees of the Queen and Crescent
railroad system abandoned. Orders to
return to work were issued from the
headquarters here of the Brotherhood
of Railway Clerks. The strike began
a month ago in an endeavor to secure
an increase in salaries and a better
ment of working conditions for the
employees.
Tener oi.oiges Criminal Libel.
Philadelphia. John K. Tener, Re
publican candidate for governor of
Pennsylvania, swore out a warrant
for the arrest of E. A. Van Valken
burg, editpr and president of the
North American company, charging
him with criminal libel. The warrant
is based on an attack begun by the
North American on October 13 against
Mr. Tener's business integrity. The
charges have been reiterated daily.
Briefly, the charges assert that Mr.
Tener was "a friend and associate of
swindlers."
Triple iv.urder in Florida.
Tampa, Fla. News has been receiv
ed here of a triple murder which oc
curred at Chatham Bend, near Fort
Myers, in which two white men and
a white woman were murdered by i a
white man named Leslie Cox and a
negro. The dead are Miss Ellen Smith,
a man named Waller and one known
as "Dutchy." The latter is said to
be an escaped convict Details of the
crime are meager. The negro is un
der arrest, and claims that he was
forced to kill the. who was known
is "LWtcny.
D. B. HILL, DEMOCRAT, DEAD.
Conspicuous Figure in National and
New York State Politics Passes
Away.
Albany, N. Y. David Bennett Hill's
life work ended at Wolfert's Roost,
his country home, near Albany. The
nterment took place at Montour Falls
n Schuyler county, where the former
governor and ex-United States senator
as born sixty-seven years ago.
Senator Hill had been ill nearly
-hree weeks with a cold and a bilious
attack, but his condition had not been
considered serious. He was sitting
up in bed to take a drink of water
when he was seized with an acute di
lation of the heart. Death quickly
followed, with no one but a nurse at
his bedside.
Althqugh he retired from active par
ticipation in politics following the
presidential election of 1904, Senator
Hill was deeply interested in the prog
ress of the present campaign.
y he discussed the situation with
fudge Parker, who was then prepar
ng to make a tour of the state in
the interest of the Democratic ticket.
Senator Hill had entertained many
men distinguished in state and na
tional politics at Wolfert's Roost and
ais guests always found him a most
hospitable host. The senator never
married, did not smoke and rarely in:
lulged in intoxicants.
Governor White issued a proclama
:ion requesting that all the flags on
public buildings be displayed half
mast until sundown on the day of
Senator Hill's funeral, and that the
citizens of the state unite in appro
priate marks of respect to his mem
ory. BEST bASEBALL BET.
Philadelphia American League Defeats
Chicago National Team.
Chicago. The baseball champion
ship of the world belongs to the
Philadelphia club of the American,
League. They clinched; the big prize.
Five games were played, and the
eastern youngsters took four of them
by outbatting, outfielding and outrush
ng the veteran Chicagoans. They "got
ihe jump" at the start by winning the
rirst three games, and although Chi
cago punctuated their progress with
one defeat, it really didn't change the
jituation a bit
While the series was not the most
profitable ever played, it helps to
simplify the high cost of living prob
lem confronting even such heroes as
che Philadelphians, to say nothing of
the Chicagoans, with winter coming
on. The players' share of the money
amounts to $79,071.93. Of this 60 per
cent., or ?47,443.15, goes to the, win
ners, and $31,628.77 to the losers. As
there are twenty-three players on each
ceam eligible to participate, each of
che Philadelphias is entitled in round
numbers to $?i062tand eiuXJiucaso
in to $1,375.
The total receipts for the series
were $173,980. The two clubs share
38,755 apiece, while $17,599 goes to
.he national commission.
The total paid attendance was 125,
219 persons.
OCEAN STEAMER WRECKED.
19 Drowned When Steamer Regulus
Was Wrecked Off Newfoundland.
St. Johns, N. F. News of the
wreck of the steamer Regulus, bound
i'roni Belle Island to Sydney, with the
loss of 19 men of the crew was re
ceived here. The wreck occurred at
ihoal Bay, nine miles from this port.
She broke here tail shaft off Bay of
Bulls, "36 miles from here, during a
ieavy storm, while on her way from
Belle Island to Sydney, and a tug
picked her up. The storm increased,
however; four hawsers were parted
Juring the night, and the Regulus be
came lost in the fog and darkness.
At daylight the steamer was found to
be a total wreck on a point of land
at the entrance of Shoal Bay. Nine
teen members of the crew had been
swept into the sea and drowned.
Fund for World Church Conference.
Cincinnati, Ohio. A gift of $100,000
to the campaign fund for the world's
conference on church unity by J. Pier
pont Morgan served as a fitting cli
max to the greatest convention in the
history of the Protestant Episcopal
church. Mr. Morgan was named as
treasurer of the movement to raise
funds required to bring 'about what Is
hoped to be the greatest world's con
ference of Christian churches through
out the universe.
Giftt .... w.e.n colleges.
New York City. Appropriations
amounting to $725,000 were made and
apportioned to six colleges and uni
versities at a meeting of the general
3ducation board here conditional on
the institutions raising certain
amounts to secure the gifts. The in
stitutions named and the amounts are:
Baylor university, $200,000.
Trinity college, $150,000.
University of Chattanooga, $150,000.
Meredith college, $50,000.
Wesleyan Female college, $100,000.
Amherst college, $75,000.
New Carolina Railroad.
Statesboro, N. C Announcement
has been made here that the States
ville Air Line Railroad company will
build at once a new line of road from
Statesville to Yadkinville, the county
seat of Yadkin county, a distance of
25 miles. The road will be erected
Dy convict labor, arrangements hav
ing meen made to transfer 50 convicts
from the state prison to Statesville to
oegin the work of grading for the
new line at once. The proposed road.
will run through a rich section of the
country.
Woodmc. ....i.-ie Ciats of 7300.
Louisville, Ky. A class of 7,800
men, coming from seven states In
diana, Ohio," Illinois, Missouri, West
Virginia, Tennessee and Kentucky
were initiated into the Woodmen of
the World. Twenty thousand Wood
men witnessed the ceremonies, and
among the distinguished men to be
takn into the order were Governor
Wilson of Kntucky, Mayor Head of
Louisville, Ky., and Mayor Potsgrove
of Frankfort, Ky. The degree team
from Dayton, Ohio, conducted the initiation.
20 CENTS FOR COTTON
PREDICTED BY NEW YORK BROK
ERS THAT STAPLE WILL
BREAK RECORDS.
GENERAL BUYING MOVEMENT
Sudden Climb in Prices Follows the
Publication of Government
Ginning Report.
New York City. With an advance
of practically $3 a bale in the price
of cotton, seldom, if ever, has the
trade, accustomed as it has become to
rapid fluctuations during the bull cam
ign of last season, experienced such
Recent-Tfenrupt transition from weakness ' to
strength, displayed by the staple. The
sudden climb followed the publica
tion of the census bureau report show
ing the amount of cotton ginned of
11,000,000 bales or less. In addition
to heavy covering by recent sellers, a
big rush of buying orders from out
side sources developed, the bull lead
ers of the earlier season who are sup
posed to have taken profits on their
long cotton when the market reached
the 15-cent level, seemed to be coming
back asbig buyers on the advance,
arid private reports came in from all
over the South, from western specula
tive centers and from many of the
chief cotton centers abroad, express
ing a very bullish view of the figures.
It is doubtful whether a government
port ever caused a more general
buying movement or caused a more
sensational rapid advance.
Predictions of 20-cent cotton before
the end of the season was frequently
heard in local trade circles, and the
market, in short, reflected a complete
revival of the bullish enthusiasm
FLORIDA TOWNS DESTROYED
Belated Appeal tor Help From Ten
Thousand Islands Section.
? Tampa, Fla. A belated appeal for
aid was received here from the vi
cinity of Punta Rassa, on the gulf
coast, reporting that the Ten Thou
sand Islands section had been swept
bV a tidal wave during the West In
dian storm, and that all residents
who had escaped were in destitute
circumstances. Small settlements
were wiped out of existence and the
residents only saved themselves by
climbing into trees.
", G. W. Storter, a Reading merchant
of Everglades, bringsR)e news of the
'ruining of crops, wrecking of all mer
chandise houses and the total desola
tion of that section.
h. G. McEnsky of Chokoloskee, a
ltrm& merchant eCtfca -section re-
jjna he drowning of many women
and cniiaren, tne men sbb&ius oaicij
in trees.
H. W. Martin of Bokeelia, reports
the washing ashore of seventeen bod
ies, supposedly those of sailors who
perished during the storm. lhe
schooner Eureka arrived here from
the devastated district bringing a pe
tition from Chokoloskee, asking the
local board of trade for assistance.
The petion was signed by thirty-six
surviving residents. A cargo of pro
visions was sent out from . Tampa.
PLOT TO RUIN FRANCE.
Socialists Planned Campaign of An
archy and Civil War.
Paris France. On the reassembling
of the chamber of deputies after the
government had been attacked by the
Socialists, Premier Briand created
something of a sensation by declaring
that he had proof, through confessions
of the leaders of the recent railroad
strike, that there was a deliberate plot
to ruin France by violence, anarchy
and Civil war.
During his address the premier said
that the cabinet was studying a plan
to prevent a repetition of suebfes trikes
while at the same time guarding tne
legitimate rights of wage-earners. The
Socialist members of the chamber of
deputies made a violent demonstration
against M. Lepine, prefect of Paris,
and the head of the police torce was
compelled to withdraw.
They then denounced tne ministrj
for the throwing of military resources
of the country to the service of capi
tal, asserting that such a procedure
only increased the war among classes.
Hundreds heported Dead in Storm.
Naples, Italy. The beautiful coasts
of the Bay of Naples and the Gulf of
Salerno and the islands of Ischia and
Procida have been devastated by a
peculiar combination of the elements.
Two hundred and fifty persons are
said to have been killed. The disas
ter appears to have come in the form
of a cyclone. Accompanying the cy
clone was a cloudburst, a tidal wave
and violent eruption from Mt. Vesu
vius and from a crater suddenly open
ed on the summit of the long-extinct
Mt. Epomeo.
Oldfield Beats Jack Johnson.
Sheepshead Bay.Barney Oldfield,
the automobile driver, easily defeated
Jack Johnson, the heavyweight cham
pion pugilist, in a five-mile automo
bile race here. Oldfield won the first
two heats of the contest, making a
third heat unnecessary. Oldfield won
the first heat with a lead of a quarter
of a mile, covering the distance in
4 minutes 44 seconds, and in the sec
ond heat led Johnson at the finish 50
yards. The time for the second heat
was 5 minutes 14 2-5 seconds; 6,000
people, saw the race,
Altitude Record Again Broken
New York City. The American al
titude record that J. Armstrong Drex
el so proudly brought down out of
thA rlnnds in his monoplane, was
snatched from his grasp by Ralph
Johnstone, in a headless Wright
climber. Drexel reached 7,10 feet,
but Johnsone topped him by 198 feet
xith a now mark of 7.303 feet. He
came down chilled to the bone and
hi8 goggles rimmed with frost. He
had battled with a snowstorm above
the clouds, seeking higher levels for
almost an hour
RALEIGH AND THE STATE.
TRJ-STATE C0RN EXPOSITION.
On December 5 at Columbia Farm
ers Will Make History.
The farmers of North Carolina,
South Carolina and Georgia will
have the greatest opr)rtunity to
compete for prizes for the best
corn at the South Atlantic Cora
Exposition held in Columbia on
December 5 that has ever been of
fered to any people south of the
Mason and Dixon line. The corn
exposition management, during
the, past summer, has been busy
gathering prizes for this event
It has been previously announced
that the aggregate value of the
prizes will reach $8,000, but now the
prospects seem to indicate that it
will be more than that, and per
haps as much as $10,000 in money,
machinery, live stock, etc., will go
to the exhibitors of the best corn.
Espcial emphasis has been laid
upon the ten ear exhibits. Prizes
are offered for the first, second,
third and fourth best ten ear ex
hibits of corn of any .variety for
each county in -the State. Also
similar prizes are offered for the
best ten ear exhibits in each con
gressional district. . Three classes
will be opened to any man or wo
man, boy or girl, in the States who
wishes to compete. The winners of
these classes will come together in
the sweepstakes classes in the State
for the best ten ears of single ear
variety of white corn; for the best
ten ears of prolific white corn, and
for the best ten ears of yellow
corn. The exhibitor showing the
best ten ears of corn of any va
riety will be awarded the Ameri
can agricultural cup, valued at
$5,000. The winners of the ten ear
classes will come together again in
the grand sweepstakes classes for
North Carolina, South Carolina and
Georgia, and the winners of the
grand sweepstakes classes will bo
eligible for the grand champion
sweepstakes classes for the best ten
ears of corn exhibited from any of
the three States. Should a South
Carolina man, woman, boy or girl
exhibit the best ten ears of corn,
white or yellow, from NorttCCaro
lina, South Carolina and Georgia,
the aggregate of his prizes in mon
ey, machinery and cups will ap
proximate $825.
Also liberal, prizes are offered for
the best 50 ears of corn in South
Carolina and for the grand cham
pion sweepstakes for the best 50
ears of corn in any of the three
States. Likewise prizes are offered
for the best single ear in the con
gressional district class, in the
State classand in the grand cham
pion sweepstakes class: Liberal
prfzes are also offered for the best'
individual display. The one from
South Carolina who makes the
best individual display will re
ceive as his reward $225 in cash.
The second prize for this is $150,
and the third prize $100. In this
exhibit the exhibitor will be re
quired to show at least ten bushels
of corn, and the display will be
judged 70 per cent, for the best
corn and 30 for the best decoration
and display. The corn exposition
management also offers liberal
prizes similar to those of South
Carolina for the best corn in Geor
gia and North Carolina, which in
the grand champion sweepstakes
will come into competition with
with that in South Carolina.
Every farmer is especially urged
to select corn for exhibition. At
least five judges will be required to
do the judging and these will score
every exhibit, attaching a com
plete score to every exhibit,- so
that the exhibitor can see where
in he is strong or weak with his
corn.
State Sabbath Convention Oct. 30.
The fifth annual State Sabbath
Convention "for observance and
preservation of the Christian Sab
bath'1-will, held in Raleigh Octo
ber 30 to November 1.
To Decide Question of Shipping.
The question of whether inter
state shippers of cast iron stoves in
North Carolina shall have to crate
them or continue to ship them
uncrated as in the past is to be
heard by the North Carolina cor
poration commission November 22.
Errinjj Man's Troubles Multiply.
J. W. Napier, who was arrested
at Charlotte on a charge of defraud
ing the United States mails was
hardly in the hands of the federal
authorities before a Baltimore de
tective arrived and placed another
serious charge against him that of
abduction. '
Napier, it is charged, had enticed
a. young girl, 16 or 17 years old,
away from her home, promising
her a place with the girls' show
among the midway attractions.
"Tough Element" Rules Wadesboro.
Wadesboro citizens have become
aroused because of the continual
violation of the law in town and the
apparent inability of officers to
cope with the situation. An indig
nation meeting was held in the
court house.
For some time the rowdy element
has almost taken possession,
especially on Saturday night they
would run things to xsuit them
selves. Officers seem to be unable
to handle the "tough" element
which gather about near-beer joints
Big Y. M. C. A. Training School.
The campaign which has been
waged in many city and college
Young Men's Christian associations
of the South for funds to complete
the conditions necessary , to assure
the purchase and full equipment of
the Blue Ridge association grounds
near Black Mountain for the train
ing of Christian workers, practi
cally closed after adding approxi
mately $10,000 to the $25,000 already
raised. This is the proposition for
which John D. Rockefeeler offered
$50,000 provided $42,000 be raised
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If all piano buyers were as critical as they should b
there would bo fewer sales of inferior instruments.
It is at least an exercise of good judgment to investi
gate the reputation of an instrument and the standing of
its maker as well as to test it thoroughl y for tone and con
struction. We have low priced, medium priced, and high priced
pianos. Each class is kept distinct from the others and
every instrument is marked at its actual value.
We invite comparison of these instruments with
others offered at similar prices.
DARNELL & THOMAS.
Every thi if Known in Music.
F. -.LEIGH, N. C.
'BASE 3$ ALL GOODS
Anything you need when you play Base Ball.
We have a full line of Spalding's Cloves,
Mitts, Bats, Body Protectors, Masks and
Balls which we sell at catalogue prices.
Write for prices on Uniforms for your team.
RCDcROSET, Bookseller and Stationer
WILMINGTON. N. C.
WHITE OAK ACADEMY.
A Preparatory School of high grade for both
sexes. Fits stu lents for college, business, teach
ing, and the actual duties of life. Competent 5
and experienced corps of teachers, healthful
locality, moral atmosphere, reaeo?able terms.
Ample boarding accommodations, and low
xrates for board. For catalogue or any further
information, address
W. W. WOODHOUSE, Principal,
WHITE OAK, - - - North Carolina.
PANTS 75 Gts. AND UP.
FRUIT JARS.
ALSO, FULL LINE OF GROCERIES.
COME AND SEE.
CLARKTON
The Glarkton Hotel
'THE TRAVELERS' HOME"
CLARKTON, N. C.
Pleasant place to rest over Sunday.
Good fare, careful
ble rooms in new brick building
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Jeweler,
Wilmington, N. C.
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