RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA. THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 1907.
Mil SET THE PRICE
Southern Cotton Growers Will
Fix a Minimum
MirtMUSE PLAN SPREADING
E. D. Smith, of the South
Cotton Association, Send
a C: to
0 :t ar.d
All County Presidents to
So That the Opinion of
Farmers May Be Found
Considered "When the
Cotton Association Meets
tr. i' : l Minimum Price for the
,', ', Special. Mr. E. D.
j.M-iuent of the South Caro-
Association, and organl- 1
r (; general organization, has
ri rail for a meeting in Col
, August 30th of the county
i.lciits f the State to pet at the
. opinion among them as
, .! int' minimum price shouid
;:! iy the executive committee
!t' t is in jacKson, iiis., nvy-
"tli. In a statement issued for
j, :. .iiiuti. Mr. Smith stresses the
j!: ,! !ati( of the farmers standing
t ..'.?:.! solidly for the association's
j, .-j." t b-ularly during the months
.1 pfi uihcr, October and November
v. ' 1- :i i the months in which thes
villi- -"'1 speculators make their
-ri ;it' -t efforts to get hold of enough
mi'.. : to control the market. i
Mr. Smith's Statement.
Mr. Smith's statement in full fol
Uii September fith the executive
o":Miittee of the Southern Cotton As--.
i ition will meet at Jackson, Miss.,
1.. canvass the situation and fix the
price for which this organization will
s!.!!i-l for the present cotton crop. I
lave issued a call for a meeting of
a!l of the county presidents in Col
imihia, S. C. on August 30th. to get
llie opinion of the South Carolina div
ision as to what price, in their judge
ment, will be proper. It is needless
to say that the outlook for remuner
ative prices is bright. However, it
makes no difference, or very little dif
ference, how flattering the statistical
position of cotton may be to the pro
ducer, it will avail little if he indi
vidually and collectively does not co
operate with conditions to obtain the
best results promised by favorable
conditions. If there is not an agree
ment amongst the men interested in
high-priced cotton as to what price
they will stand for; if there are not
means devised by which this agree
ment can be carried into effect, then
conditions will avail little. The criti
cal time, as I have constantly urged,
for determining the price of cotton,
is to refuse to market it, under any
circumstances, in September, October
and November, unless the price is that
as fixed by the association. ' Thes?
are the months when the greatest nec
essity is placed upon the producer by
virtue of his obligations, and thce
are the months wherein the buyer and
spinner gets in a sufficient supply to
control the market for a period of
from three to four months subse
quently. Therefore, the work of the
association, in order to benefit them
selves an dto benefit those who stand
mot in need of it, is by all legiti
mate means to prevent the rush of the
cotton on the market at other than
our price in these debt-paying months
In Good Shape.
The condition of the organization
throughout the South was never ?o
Mattering as now, business -men, in
chuling both the farmers and others,
are coming to a full appreciation of
the work being done by the associa
tion and the benefit that has been
anl is being derived from it. The
world at large has recognized and is
acknowledging the power -of the Sou
thern Cotton Association as evidenc
ed by the very flattering reception
given the delegates at the great con
ference held in Vienna, Austria, last
May. Surely those who have not giv
en their support to this organization,
after the three-years of our work and
the undeniable success of it, will now
co-opearte in maintaining an organi
zation which has been instrumental
in bringing about a condition in-the
South that has been of benefit .to evT
erv man. woman and child, regardless
of their occupation in life. The Sou
thern Cotton Association recognizing
that the cotton is the currency of the
South and that the volume of that
currency depends upon the price and
the price depends upon the intelligent
action of the Southern people, ha
made its platform broad enough to
include every Southern man, and ev
ery Southern man should be included.
T have covered the larger part of
the cotton belt since the growing sea
son; and, in my judgment the outlook
not flattering for a large yield; the
demand is certainly for a large yield.
TI:e dry goods trade and the manufac
turer of cotton goods appreciating
the fact that the demand for cotton
products is increasing faster than lbs
snnply, and also that there is be
ing some intelligence used" in the sale
of the crop, have raised the price oi
manufactured articles to that point
that justifies them in giving a mucL
higher price for the raw material and
ill save to them a fine dividend. 1
am creditably informed, that, within
the last few years all bleached, goods,
prints . and the finer manufactured
articles have advanced at' a rate far in
excess of the advanee in the price oi
cotton. .. . . - V
The Crop Short.
Uecent advices from Texas, Aikar.
as, Mississippi!, Louisa na and Ala
bama are to the (effect that the erop
in these States is far Wow the con
dition existing at this date last year,
and that the damage is such that nc
condition from now on may repair it
Last year the exact reverse was the
case; the States east of the Mississip
pi had a poor prospect, while the
West em States had a comparatively
fine one. Information is being receiv
ed by me to the effect that thest
Western States are determined tc
stand for a higher price because the
cost of making thi crop has been
very heavy and the yield will be light,
and unless a fair price is obtained
the obligations incurred cannot be
met; so we have thejiromise this
year, by a neccessily of circumstances
that Texas will not sell her cotton S3
I hope this vear will be one hi
which tho.se who have disregarded the
principles involved in our struggle for
naming and maintaining a price for
cotton and have sold ahead for future
delivery around 10 cents per pound,
will be taught such a practical lesson
that hereafter we will be rid of this
fine element of opposition to our work
in the South. I am fully aware of
the temptation that any cotton plant
er feels to sell his cotton when the
price offered seems to promise him
something of a profit; and I am also
aware of the necessity for manhood
sufficient to withstand this temptation
and to make the tight with all par
ties interested in the price of cotton
I have visited twentv-one counties
during the 'months of July and Aug
ust, and in practically every county
there was manifested a spirit of de
termination and enthusiasm wlncii
was extremely gratifying and reports
sinoe our meeting are comma: into
this office indicating renewed interest
and a greater determination to make
the association a practical, .perpetual
business year is over to visit every
county in the State, as the work is
one that has to 'be continued so long
as the South produces and sells raw
cotton. I hope every county in the
States will not wait for a visit from
the officers of the central office, but
will at once inaugurate an active cam
paign for increased membership and
the providing of facilities for storing
and financing the crop of their coun
' I am asking the presidents of each
county to have the members of the
Southern Cotton Association sign the
following agreement and to furnish
this office Ja list of all the members in
their counties so signing. It is a sim
ple agreement, and one that every
man in the South can sign, and is an
epitome of the constitution .of the
We, the undersigned as members
of the Southern "Cotton Association,
holding certificates of membership,
with dues paid for the current year
hereby pledge ourselves to
maintain bv mutual co-operation and
personal effort for the minimum price
as fixed fey the association to use all
legitimate means to keep all cotton
possible from the market when the
price offered is below that fixed by
the association; to co-operate when
possible and necessary, in building
warehouses and forming building
companies; to use all possible means
in aceord with business principles in
helping each other as members in pro
tecting ourselves in insurance, stor
age and financing our cotton.
E. D. SMITH.
Kline Acquitted of Peonage.
Beaufort, Special. After a charge
of about 30 minutes tire jury took
the Kline peonage case and in two
hours returned a verdict of not guilty.
Another bill having been found
against Kline for peonage of Irvin
Hut son and Fritz Ramsey, he was
held to Newbern court- under a $1,000
bond, which he. gave. In default of
$300 bonds eleven . foreigners were
ordered held in Cartaret county jail
as witnesses to that court against
T7o Lives lost in Fire.
Old Orchard, Mei, Special. Two
lives were lost and five persons wers
injured, three seriously, as a result
of the fire which swept through this
seashore resort eausing a loss esti
mated at $800,000. The dead: Phil
lip Partridge, 24 years old, df PittP
burg,, Pa., struck by Boston & "Main,
train at Kennebunk and killed while
on way to the fire. Unidentified man,
killed by explosion "of soda tank, head
blown off. - .
Falling Buildings Kills Five.
Chicago, Special. Five persons
were killed and eleven injured, three
seriously, by the collapse of a two
story frame; building at No. 55 Fry
street, occupied as a boarding house.
Four of theP "victims were instant! y
killed and the fifth died a few minutes
after being taken to a hospital. Th
bodies of tho- dead-were taken from
the ruins by policemen and firemen
who risked their lives when compell
ed, to crawl under the building to
reach the victims.
Blood Flows at Chattanooga.
Chattanooga, Special. A. negro,
cabin in the rear of 230 Oak street
was the scene of a sanguinary con
flict between two dusky lovers. And
after the entire neighborhood." had
been aroused Wilson Pye was led off,
bleeding and apparently half dying,
and Mamie Fos-ter,a negress, was un-
l der arrest. , " '
Swedish Crown Prince a Guest
At the Exposition
IS DEMOCRATIC IN HIS MANNER
Sweediah Crrscr Fylgia Slides Into
Hampton Roads at 1 O 'Clock,
Royal Visitor Going Ashore at Ex
position Grounds at 5, When 20,000
People Greet Him.
Norfolk, Va-, Special. Prince Wil-,
helm, of Sweden, arrived' in Hampton
Roads atl o'clock Monday afternoon
on board the Sweedish cruiser Fyhjia,
and was given a noisy welcome by the
ships of the Atlantic squadron, whica
witnessed his coming.
While the Prince only holds the
rank of second lieutenant aboard the
Fylgia, as soon as he stepped on
shore at the Jamestown Exposition,
he immediately became the grand
son of King Oscar, of Sweden, aud
out-ranked his former superiors on
was i) o ciocK oeiore ne cuwv
ashore at the exposition grounds and
the luncheon prepared for him had
became cold long before. When he
did arrive he was greeted by a cheer
ing crowd of 20,000 people, who had
waited since i) o'clock iu the morn
ing to see hini-
He went immediately to the New
York building, where he had lunch
eon and received prominent men and
women of New York, Pennsylvania,
Virginia and elsewhere. The Hag oi!
Sweden floated 'everywhere vicing
with the Stars and Stripes for the
position of honor. Flowers too were
strewn about in profusion in honor
of the Prince and luncheon especially
prepared by caterers from a distance
I He came to Norfolk on the govern
ment tug Yankton to attend a recep
I tion given at the Virginia Club by
Henning Fernstrom, the Swedish vice
consul at Norfolk. He was late in
arriving and two thousand people at
the pier were growing impatient.
When he did come, he was appar
toently disappointed because there
were a score of policemen at the pier
to escort him to his carriage. He
ignored the proffered assistance o
detectives and walked ahead of his
party to the waiting carriage.
At the luncheon at the Virginia
Club which was attended by Presi
dent Tucker, of the Jamestown Expo
sition, Admiral Harrington, Rear Ad
miral Evans, Mayor James G. Red
diek, of Norfolk, and other promin
ent men, the Prince drank toasts to
King Oscar, of Sweden, President
RoosCvelt and the Princess Palobana
of Russia, to whom the lince is be
trothed. He returned to the Exposition ai
midnight and was to have attendee!
a, reception at the army and navy
club. Many of the guests-left before
he arrived on account of the late
ness of the hour.
At an early hour Tuesday morning
the Prince returned to the Fylgia on
a launch. -
Strike of Laborers.
Franklin, Special. As a result of
not iceiving' their pay for the past
month, it is understood that all the
hands emploj'ed on the roadbed of
the Interurban Railroad quit Satur
day and refused to return to work
until they were paid for last month's
services. It is claimed, by several
that they were to receive their pay oi.
Aug. 5, then they were put off to
Aug 10, and when the ''ghost failed
to walk" last Sautrday they quit. This
force of hands is employed by J. B.
Smith, a contractor, and it is said
there has been more or less trouble m
this respect before, and no blame is
attached, or rcrJectioi made, upon
Mr. Mayberry, the President of the
President Goes to Massachusetts
Oyster Bay, Special.: President
Roosevelt left here at 10 o'clock Mon
day morning on 'the Mayflower for
Princetown, Mass., where he will de
liver an address at the laying of the
corner-stone of the Pilgrim Memorial
monument. Warden and Hopkins, of
the torpedo squadron, acted as the es
cort for the Mayflower.
J&ps. Sketch Fort McPhefson.
Atlanta, Ga. Special. Two Japa
nese were discovered, itjs said in the
rear of Fort MePherson taking view.;
and sketches of the buildings and
grounds. . A former enlisted man who
said he .observed the Japanese, after
talking with them, told the story of
the occurrence to the officers of the
Department of ;the Gulf. The officers
of the department say no aeiion will
be taken unless "other discoveries are
Federation of Labor.
Washington, Speaial. Several
problems of interest to .the- labor
world particularly the telegraphers'
strike will be discussed at the quar
terly meeting of the executive coun
ril of the American Federation of
Labor, called to order by President
Gompers. All members of the- council
are present. . ' .
TO SKIN THE PUBLISHERS
Iatenutkm.il Paper Coapas? BtMad
Priat Paper llerftr. -
Appktou, Wis., Special- -The In
ternational Paper Cote pa cy is ai4 la
be behind the print -a per merger now
bring brought to a suecewful close.
It is aid that within 12 month the
International Paper Company, which
was incorporated in New York iu
Februarr, with an antborueJ
capital of $113,000,000, will control
the print paper market of the United
States. To do this the company will
expend from $30,000,000 to $50,000,
000 in buying up the plant in the
Tuberculosis Discovered Ja Morgan
Fine DairyHerjd ,
Highland Falls. N. Y.. SpeciaL-
Tuberculosis has been disco vered in
the fine drary heard owned by J. Pier
pont Morgan and six of hi nineteen
high breed milch cows hare been kill
ed on orders cabled by Mr. Morgan.
The herd was composed entirely of
cows of notable ieligrees and they
were kept with the greatest care in
stables of the most modern sort, the
most attention being paid to proper
ventilation and to all the sanitary
conditions that are supposed to pro
tect cows from tuberculosis.
Several Hundred Out of Work.
New York, Special. Several hun
dred employes were thrown out of
work by a fire which destroyed a four
story warehouse and factory building
in Furman street, Brooklyn. The loss
will reach $200,000. The fire broke
out on the third floor and the build
ing which occupied nearly an entire
block, was a mass of flames when the
firemen arrived. Four firemen were
overcome tv iuuminaunr gas wmie
fighting the fire. The building was
occupied by the New York & Balti
more Coffee Company and several
Took a Few Drinks and Died
San Francisec, Special. An auto
mobile containing two men a young
woman and the body of a girl who
had been a companion on a round of
visits to Beach resorts, arrived at the
Park Hospital. The three were ar
rested an dwill be held until the cause
of the gorl's death is fully explained
The dead girl was Francis Ear. No.
1411, Golden Gate Avenue, San Fran
cisco. Her companions were George
W. Ford, Harry McHenrv and Pearl
Shelton. The men stated that the
girl had taken several drinks, fainted
and soon expired.
Operators Resign Positions.
Denver, CoL.Special. Judge Rid
die grantee- a restraining order on the
application of the brokerage firm of
Otis & Hough, forbidding Fred Wes
sel, president, of -the Telegraphers'
Union and C. A. Adams, secretary of
the same organization, to call a stride
of operators in that office. This or
der compelled the operators is the of
fice of Lagon & Brvan to furnish
Otis & Hough with market reports
The men employed by Logan & Bryan
Commissioner Neill at Home.'
Washington, Special. Commission
er of Labor Charles P. Neill arrived
home from Chicago where he went on
a vain effort to effect a settlement of
the telegraphers' strike. He decided
not to see visitors and as soon
as he reached the city, went to his
hime. For the present he, is taking
no part in the telegraph strike situa
tion, but says he is ready to act as.
mediator if called upon.
Falling Scaffold Kills Two.
New York, Special. Two workmen
were killed and ten others injured,
one of them seriously by the collopse
of a scaffold surrounding n gas tank
in course of construction for the
Brooklyn Union Gas Company in
Williamsburg. The men fell 30 feet.
News in Brief. :
Seven men were badly burned by a
gas explosion in South Boston. .
The taking of testimony in the
Southern's suits against the State of
North Carolina was begun.
A settlement of the Chicago Ter
minal controversy was effected : be
tween the Baltimore and Ohio and
Hill-Morgan group. -
Arrested For Accepting Bribe.
Boston, Special. Building Inspec
tor John P. Clarke of this city was
arrested here charged with accepting
a bribe from a contractor. The ar
rest was made by inspectors who, it
is alleged, witnessed the payment of
$40 to Clarke by the contractor.
i Shoots Wife and Kills Himself.
New York, Special. Anger?6T over
a family difference, Valentine Hess, a
barber, fired two shots at his wife
and then killed himself at his home
in Sea Cliff, Long Island. 'Physicians
say that Mrs. Hess will die.
News in Brief.
The Peace Congress adopted the
proposal prohibiting the throwing of
projectiles from balloons, and ; Jthe
Belgian delegate left for home with
the feeling that the permanent arbi
tration court plan is lost. .
Jt is again reported that the Em
press Dowager of China will abdi
cate. Zionists opened their congress at
The Hague. " :
PLAGUE DREARS OUT
Deaths Reported From Son
DISEASE WELL UNDER CONTROL
Bat One of the EepcrteJ Solera
Haa SsrriTed With Ose Excep
tion, a Foreisncr From a Coactwlw
Steaaer, the pate&ts Wera cf tbe
Poorer Class, Dwellinx in the
Neighborhood of Chinatown.
San Francisco, Special. Five ea$c
of bubonic plague, four of which have
resulted in death, have Ix-cn rfortvl
o the health department. The pa
rents, with one exception were of
the poorer class of foreigners dwell
ing in the neigh bo rhood of China
town. The exception was a forciga
sailor from a coastwise steamer.
Prompt measures were taken by the
city, State and Federal officers, and
a spretd of the disease is not feared.
President Jules A. Samon, of tba
city health board, and Health Officer
Wetkins said that, the situation was
well in hand and no oceasiou exited
The infected steamer was orderec
into quarantine with her passengers
and will remain secluded until releas
ed by the health department. The
two shacks mhabitied by the other
patients were fumigated, locked up
and scaled. The bodies of the two
Mexicans, an Italian and a Russian
Pole, who succumbed, were destroyed
m quick lime.
Report Sent to Washington.
Washington, Special. The first in
timation of the pleague at San Fran
cisco was received Thursday by the
Marine Hospital Service. The teie
"Three cases and death, plague San
Franciscto. Diagnosis made clinically
and by strained siuears from spleen
and glands. No reasnable doubt as
to certainty of diagnosis of cases seen
and verified' by long continuation with
health officials. Cases found within
two blocks of old Chinatown."
On receipt of the information in
structions were sent to Surgeon Aus
tin, to confer with the State and lo
cal authorities and make full report
on tlfe measures adopted for eradi
cation. Surgeon Austin telegraphed that
two foci had been discovered that tlx!
local board had disinfected known in
fected buildings and proposed to in
stitute a campaign against rats. He
said deaths in the citv had been veri
fied and that a general disinfection of
suspected districts would begin. Ho
asked for the assistance of two offi
cers as medical inspectors and o!V
as a bacteriologist in the State lab
It is stated here that Assistant Sur-
freon long is a trained bacteriolo
gist and thoroughly competent to
handle the situation that has devel
Sixteen Deaths Reported.
TT l" 1 r i t- i i mi
Jiiiiuin, iuanciiuria, ry iaoie. ine
bubonic plague has broken" out in
South Manchuria and sixteen deaths
have been reported. Travelers pro
ceeding into rsorth Manchuria tiro
being medically examined at Kwang
Passengers on Steamer Asia.
San Francisco, Special. Among
tha passengers on the steamer Asia,
which arrived from Honolulu was Oc
car S. Straus. Secretary of Commerce
and Labor. K.' Ishi Yi, Secretary of
the commerce bureau of the Japan
ese foreign offiee. who will' visit the
principle eities of this country, before
returning to the Orient, was also a
passenger on the Asia.
An Entire Village Almost Wiped Out
X By Fire. '
Hancock, - Mich., Special.r The vil
lage of Hubbel, 10 miles from here
was nearly wiped out bv fire. Twen
ty-two dwellings, four stores, a hotel,
the postoffice and the coal sheds, tres
tles and coal piles of the Calumet and
Hecla Mine were burned. The loss
exceeds $iuu,uuu. f
1 J.- AA mT M.
Receiver Asked For Big Shirt Man
Utica, N. Y., Special. Application
was made before United States Court
Judge Ray at Norwich for the ap
pointment o a receiver for 'Curtis
Leggett ' & Co., manufacturer. , of
shirts, eollars and cuffs, Troy. A. pe
tition, is , filed by three Troy creditors
who allege" tliat the firm is insolvent
The' liabilities -are placed at $1,100
000, while the aassets are said to be
nominally $2,000,000. It is said the
stringency-of the money market has
cramped the company. The company
i employs about 1,400 operatives.-
f Eighteen Perish in Wreck.
Buenos Ayres, Special. Details ra-
ceived here "of the wreck in Flindero
.bay of the American brk 'Prussia
VO lut ruu
V- t ' T
from . Punta
Arenas, Straits of, Magellan, say that
the captain committed suicide when
the. -vessel ran ashore and that -tour
teen .passengers, in addition , to -four
sauors iosi ineir. uyes
N. C. WEATHER REPORT
CScUl Btpcrt ca tbt "VTcuin Cs
Ucsj for it Week Efiis JaUy ,
A&jpu 19. j
The North Carolina wlku f
ethr sad ervp ric cf tk i
partttwrsi of Africa! ar?
ftdlawkf bulletin of wratLcr ed
tion for the pt wrk:
Ttotratar. Tb tfnrratr
for the pat rek art rajfd aUit nor
mal harieg Wen !.? thtl$ 4et
than that of the piwdm,; tk- Th
reek Wgan hot, and the ki&W! tcta
peraturc were recorded on th 13th.
The loth and the 10th were cv-nwd-eraUy
toolcr, and ti luet trtupcra
tare were generally recorded on
tbo date. Toward the Ul of t1
week the tempcratan? ne oai
wbat. The highest temperature a
18 deXTM iu Chatham ruunty on tuc
lath, The lowet wa &i in Surry
county on the Uth.
Preeinitalion. The rainfall a o
whole was much below normal, but
was very unevenly distributed. In
the southeastern and in wane wetru
counties the rainfall wa abundant.
In tnot other district the motttrc
was insufficient, and i now nmcu
needed. Some damage by hail wa n-
itorted in Perton county.
Sunshine and I lomJino. i n?
week was generally partly cloudy.
Sunshine was deficient but this wa
favorable on account of the dcl'w-len-
cv oi moisture.
Appointments of lir. Moore.
Charlotte, Special. Th.' executive
committee ot the t.ottoa .xwxiaiU'.i
in this State ha.? announced the fol
lowing appointments for President
C. C. MiMtre, of the association, for
the remainder of the luoutii of Au
Gastonia August 20. 2 p. m.
Lincolnton August 21', 11 a. ra.
Maiden August 21, 8 p. in.
Hickory August 22. 2 p. ra.
Mooresville August 2i. 2 p. ra.
lluntersville August 2U. Hp. in.
. At each one of the meeting it is
announced that the warehouse and
holding propositions will 1m? brought
forward prominently, and local com
panies organized as far as jnissible.
President Molre was in Monroe
Saturday, where a very fine meeting
was held, and the warehouse propo
sition presented in strong terms and
much interest was aroused. Mr. Tom
Brown was employed on salary to no
licit subscriptions for the warehouse.
Some of the leading business men
of Monroe have also entered into the
plan with enthusiasm, and-are doing
all that they can to have tLc organi
zation of the warehouse company
hastened to an early success.
Homicide Near Waynesvillc.
Asheville, Special. A telephone
message from Jonathan's Creek. 10
miles from Waynesvillc, in this Stale
says that Mitchell Kirkintoll, a young
man of 24, was shot and killed by
Frank tlenkins. while in the company
of Jenkin's wife. Jenkins returned
unexpectedly to his home and it iJ
alleged, found Kirkintoll and his
(Jenkins') wife together. Both men
it is said reached for pistols, but
Jenkins fired first. Kirkintoll was
struck in the shoulder and dropjed
his gun. He ran through the door
way. Jenkins sent another shot nftei
him and Kirkintoll fell to the ground
expiring a few minutes later. Jenk
ins, it is said, surrendered to the au
Fire at Spencer.
Speeer, Special Fire which start
ed at 4 o'clock Sunday morning in
a storage room over the office of the
master mechanic of the Southern
Railway here gutted the building
and destroyed many hundreds of dol
lars worth of material and supplies
stored at Spencer. The origin of the
fire is a mvsterv, though it is believ
ed to have, been caused bv either
spontaneous combustion or. rats and
matches. Both the Southern shop
fire department and that of the Spen
cer municipal team responded to the
alarm promptly and by heroic work
the fire was subdued in an hour and
one-half of hard fighting.
Furniture Dealers Elect Officers.
Wilmington, Special. With an all-
day trip down the Cape Fear river,
visiting Southport and Fort Caswell,
and a brief session the North Caro
lina Retail Furniture Dealers' As
ciation adjourned to meet next year
at Charlotte. C. W. Parker, of Cbar
lotte, - was elected president ; E. F.
Hall, of Rdsville;F. P. Dillon, of
Monroe, George Sv Boylan, of Wil
mington; Q. L. Bernhardt, of Lenoir,
and W. E. Brothers, of Faycttevillc,
vice presidents; W. B. Summerset,
committee W. T. McCoy, of Charlotte;
.George C. Royal, of Goldsboro; W.
T. Mercer, of Wiimington; G. o.
Tucker, of Raleigh.
Assaulted and Shot.
. Asheville, Special. M. M. Sulli
van, a popular young man of Ashe
ville, was shot and believed to be fa
tally injured by an unknown negro
Mr. Sullivan, in company with a lady
was on the mountain east of the city
when he was assaulted. The city and
county officers and a posse of cit
izens are now hunting for the negro.
At 1 o'clock Mr. Sullivan was alive,
but little hope was entertained that
he. would survive the night.
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for Cai. Hftbrtt J. HirUUisrv-r lb
chars beinjr tsrrrly a t-chrdl
It t Mated that the M.jrtinartUI t
Norfolk reeommrudl tke Hrit
of Chaplain Hairy Jou fnm !
Mr. J. II. Kdnard. A!at S-
rctrv of tie TreattrT. ay
Jamndown Ex tuition nay tnt open
it irate a Sunday.
The court martial which trie!
Chaplain Jnre at the NorMl
Yard found htm caltv and reeom-
ruled I rat lie i uiiic
The tx-hooner Matrjrie Hart ecujht
fire in Hampton Kuad and a
eri lv dansa"!.
.hthn Drake, 10 yrnr old at Kiru-
mond. wns the only p.iM-njrrr im tha
hark Prussia. rriited lot in Flind
ers Bav, Argentina.
Jacob Talley, pi rar old, f Itnan
ike. wa !lot and mortally wotindM
by Wnricu Arnscutrtut, a crpp.
A new set f licirs la wl tin a
claim for the $.p0.ir) ctate uf Adol-
phu Armstrong who died at tlraftoi
W. a., without leafing a will.
William T. Jone confessed at
Berkley Springs W. Va., that ho
killed M. F. Van Gomti in mitaV
for Tilden Barne, bo:n he intended
The report of the Pennfjlvania
Capitol Investigation CctnimiRRion rt-e-omrnended
action againt tbow em
ecnunl in the alleged fraudulent pro
ceedings. J. Warren Hastings, vault clerk at
the IV-ton SubtreaMiry, 4.1 yearn iu
the service and f4 years old, wan ar
rested on the charge of cmbewdiu
E. H. Harriman, in an intenriew,
said he would like to control all the
railroads in the UniJeJ Stale anJ
that he might answer Chicago and
Alton questions if asked again.
Five persons were killed by th
collapse of a tenement house in Chi-
A negro in Tennessee eonfccd
murdering two women and waa lynch
New York is to have a theatre
which fchall nerve a a homn for dra
matic art and music and La to cost
In the case of Mrs. Mary 0. Eddy
some of her letters were read by the
attorney for the next friend to ahow
King Edward met Emperor "Franri
Joseph at Ischl and discussed jiulit
The Bank of England raised he di
count rate to 4 1-2 jer cent.
One jerson was tilled, 8 are rmw
ing ami SO hurt as the result of a
German dynamite factory blowing op.
Joseph Joachim, the noted violin
ist, is dead.
On authority of a Government off!'
cial the history of ihe alleged prom
ise of immunity to the Chicago anJ
Alton Railroad was made public. Attorney-General
Bonafierte will take
up the subject Monday.
Secretary Taft has been aked to
recommend using the Marine Corpt
for coat defense exclusively.
The North American fleet will be
divided into sections in the annual
target practice, and will eotue eloper
to real war than have any American
ships in practice. -
Fully C9.000 nersonw attended the
North Carolina Day festirites at tho
Jamestown Exposition. It was the
greatest day of the fair thua far.
Troop A, of the Maryland National
Guard, fpent a delightful day at
Charleston, W. Va.
The race-war trouble at Onan
eock have quieted down, although the
troops are still there.
Judge Mann, of Nottoway county,
will be chairman of the Democralie
caucus in the Virginia Legilatar?,
and Mr. Richard .E. lioyd of Win
chester, will probabJj be Speaker.
Wall street brokers claim to have
advance copies of President Roose
velt's speech for August 20.
Old Orehard, Maine, vis awept b
flames many hotels and cottage beiu
Attorney for the "next friends" in
the Eddy case argued before the mas
ters on the supposed incompetency
of Mrs. Eddy.
The Government is alleged to have
numerous Secret Service men on the
payrolls of various corporations to
get evidence of Anti-Trust law rio
lation3. President Small, of the Commercial
Telegraphers' Union reached Chicago
and his presence was expected U
brinng a crisis in the strike.