4 i ..
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MaJ. Larrr H. Bass, one of the eld
est merchant of Goldsboro, died
suddenlr of heart failure a few days
ago. He was lxty-lx year old.
The champion corn grower In
North Carolina this year it Charlet
Parker, sixteen yean old, of Hert
ford County, who gathered 232 1-2
hashels from an acre.
Mr. Arthur Owen, of near Shel
by, was accidenatlljr ahot and killed
by a revolver in the bands of Fonx
Williamson, the ten-year-old ton of
Mr. Charlie Williamson, of the same
Mitchell Wilson, a young white
man of Glade Creek township, Alle
ghany county, was shot and killed
by John Moxley, of the same vicinity,
a few days ago. Moxley was drink
. and claims the shooting was acci
dental. The dormitory at Mount Amonea,
Bchool. Concord, was destroyed by
fire Nov. 30, entailing a loss or from
Ave to ten thousand dollars, partially
covered by insurance. The Are start
ed from an explosion of a lamp in a
Mr. Henry Hodges, son of Dr. J.
M. Hodges, of LaGrange, was knock
ed senseless Tuesday evening by an
unknown negro whom he found
prowling around in Dr. Hodge3 lot.
The negro escapes, as no witnesses
Mr. S. C. Sullivan, a young man,
formerly of Greensboro, engineer of
the Atlantic Coast Line's power plant
at Rocky Mount, was eleotorcuted in
the shops at that place last Friday.
Thirty-three hundred yolts passed
through his body.
Lylo Ellis, the sixteen-year-old son
of Mr. J. A. Ellis, of Grover, was ac
cidentally shot while out rabbit hunt
ing a few days ago, by the dogs
jumping on the gun and causing it to
discharge, the shot taking effect in
the boy's left breast.
Rev. F. JJ. Jones, a well known
Baptist minister, died at his home in
Reidsville, Friday, December 1, at
the age of 75 years. During his
ministerial career he baptized four
thousand persons, and among them
ten men who became preachers.
Douglas Roberts, the seven-year-old
son of Manager W. J. Roberts, of
R. G. Dun & Co.'s office, Winston
Salem, was accidentally shot in the
forehead a few days ago by Linden
Miller, another boy of the same age.
The boys were playing with a rifle.
A freight wreck at Haw River
trestle caused the delay of traffic a
number of hours, November 30. Fire
man Joe Hawkins (colored) was fa
tally injured, while Engineer Avery,
of Greensboro, was seriously Injured.
The cause of the wreck is not known.
C. M. Crorapton, the young man of
Ossipee Cotton Mills, Alamance
county, who was shot near Greens
boro by Abe Conklin about five weeks
ago, died November 29, at St. Leo's
Hospital. Conklin is in jail and will
have to answer to the charge of mur
der. The large Morgan warehouse at
Burlington, with prizes of British
American and Continental Tobacco
Companies, was burned on Monday
morning, entailing a loss of twenty
thousand dollars. The fire was
caused by an oil-stove being turned
Capt. Isaac Emerson, a former
Tar Heel, and now a Baltimore multi-millionaire,
was attacked a few
days ago by an employe at his
Southern home near Georgetown, S.
C, and would have been shot but
for Mrs. Emerson, who threw herself
between the two.
Thursday afternoon while two lit
tle children of Mr. Charlie Kirk, of
near Wadesboro, were)laying around
a lot of cotton in the yard, one of
them set fire to the cotton, damaging
seven bales or more before the fire
could be extinguished by the neigh
Marvin Williams, colored, was shot
dead, in Winston, Friday night, and
Virgil Boyles, a young white man,
is charged with the .shooting. Boyles
was in the employ of the Winston
Salem Light and Fuel Company, and
it was said he caught the negro
stealing coal and fired on him as he
The office of the Fayetteville Ice &
Manufacturing Company was com
. pletely wrecked Saturday morning
and also the windows of near-by
buildings blown from the walls,-when
twenty pounds of dynamite exploded
during preparations for blasting op
erations by H. W. Abernathy, of
Charlotte. No one was hurt:
Mr. "Will Wlnstead, a well con
nected young farmer, of near Rox-
boro, was found in an unconscious
condition about a mile from his
home Tuesday evening, being sho
and otherwise j badly beaten and
bruised. . When last seen he was In
- company with Tom Watson and Um-
stexd Solomon, two characters of Uf
time neighborhood. They are both
Tobacco Storing la 1777.
Commlslon?r of Agriculture V. A
G rah am is preparing a paper on
North Carolina! old statnie that pro
vided storage warehouse for leaf to
bacco back In the early days of the
State; in fact, from 1777 to much
later period. Indeed, the statute re
mained a law until it waa dropped ;
out of the ReviJal in 1900. although;
it pasted Into dilute a long time be
fore the Civil War. All tobacco was
exported and the mercy of the local
buyer at the porta of New Bern, Wil
mington, Tarboro. and Fayetteville at j
intervals when there were no ships j
in port to buy the tobacco. The!
county clerks appointed the custo
dians of the warehouses and certl-;
ficates of deposit of tobacco could be
given as security for notes or other
evidences of debt and were, in fact,
to a large extent, negotiable.
Southern Tobacco Journal.
Ml. McCTLLEHS LOSES CASE.
Jndge Peebles' Kuling Will Pat All
the County Hoards of Health Out
of Commission Dr. McCulIers
Will Appeal His Case to he Su
Judge Robert B. Peebles ha3 de
cided that the election of Dr. J. J.
L. McCulIers. superintendent Wakei
County Board of Health invalid forj
the reason the county board ofj
Vs1V It Vt o Anln Inn 4 a nrT 1 o tro 1 !
ucauu( su uio ui ttivu so uuw ia
body, as its member;! hold other of
fices. It will be remembered that
the- county commissioners have re
fused to recognize Dr. McCulIers as
the legal county physician and have
kept him without pie for several
months. And now unless Dr. Mc
CulIers gets relief from the Supreme
Court he must not only go without
pie, but to add "insult to injury,"
he must also foot the cost of the pro
ceedings in court. '
Decision of Judge Peebles.
The opinion of Judge Peebles fol
lows: "North Carolina, Wake County
In the Superior Court: J. J. L. Mc
CulIers, plaintiff, vs. The Board of
County Commissioners and others,
"This cause came on to be heard
by me In chambers at Raleigh,
Thursday and Friday, November 23
and 24, 1911. After hearing com
plaint, answer, affidavits and argu
ment of counsel on both sides, by
consent of both sides, I took the pa
pers with me in order to give the
matter further consideration. Hav
ing given the matter further con
sideration, I render the following
"1. I find and hold that the plead
ings raise no issue of act requiring
the intervention of a jury, and I
therefore overrule the defendant's
motion for a trial by jury. To this
ruling defendants except.
"2. I find that the facts contained
in sections one and eight of com
plaint, both included, are true.
"3. It appearing' from the com
plaint that the county board of
health was organized as is required
by section 3, chapter 62 of the pub
ic laws of 1911, and elected Dr J.
J. L. -McCulIers county superinten
dent of health, that the contingency
upon which W. S. Rankin as secre
tary of the State Board of Health,
was authorized to act, never hap
pened, and the appointment of plain
tiff by said Rankin was void. I also
find and hold that the said Rankin
did not fix the fees as is directed in
section 9 of said chapter 62.
"4. Article XIV, section 7, of the
State constitution forbids the hold
ing of two offices by one man at the
same time. If the act had provided
that D. T. Johnson, James I. John
son and Z. V. Judd should constitute
the board of health for Wake county
their acceptance of Eaid office would
have rendered vacant the office of
chairman of the board of county
commissioners, office of mayor of
Raleigh, and offices of superintend
ent of public schools for Wake coun
ty. The General Assembly seems to
have linked the offices of superinten
dent of the board of health for Wake
county with the other three offices,
and made them inseparable, and for
that reason I think and hold that
section 9 of public laws of 1911,
chapter 62, is unconstitutional and
"5. I find that the. facts stated in
section 11 of the answer to be true.
I hold that Dr. R. S. Stevens is not
a usurper, but is in the office of su
perintendent of . health for Wake
county under color of titleand is a
de facto officer and cannot be ousted
without a day in court, and hence I
hold that mandamus is not the prop
er remedy. And I therefore dismiss
these proceedings at the costs of the
plaintiff to be taxed by the clerk.
"This December 1, 1911."
The Charlotte Chronicle carried an
article Friday from the New York
World stating that the cost of living
is becoming higher all over the
world. Why not cuss the Republi
cans for it? Lincoln Times.
In the past five years there have
been 58 indictments for murder In
Robeson County, according to Judge
Frank Carter. At Blewett Falls there
have been five murders in less than
six months and we have both pro
hibition and Democratic "good" gov
ernment. Union Republican.; v
Tod Schrtver, a well-known Amer
ican aviator, was killed Deeesber
2nd, at Ponce, P. R.. la as exhibition
Sight falling from a height of 209
favored, he urges a minimum toil
rate, not to exceed SO or 75 cents a
set ton for foreign trade, and free
passage for all American ships en
gaged In coastwise trade.
John Barrett, director-general of
the Pan-American Union. Is urging
that Congress make the Panama ca
nal free to all commerce of all na
tions, and in case such a plan is not
In the automobile races In Savan
nah last week, L. Bruce Brown, a
young American millionaire, won the
priie, his average speed being 74.4 5
miles an hour. He used an Italian
An interurban electric car in Bir
mingham, Ala., was blown up De-
cember 1 by dynamite placed by an-
The motorman and
both seriously in-
Four persons were killed and
score or more injured December 1st
in a wreck near Paducah, Ky., on the
Illinois Central Road. A spreading
rail is said to be the cause of the
The second South Atlantic Corn
Show will be held in Columbia, S.
C, December 11th to 15th, when ap
proximately $10,000 in prizes and a
handsome number of trophy cups
will be given for the best corn shows
by the farmers.
The United States Steel Corpora
tion has decided to join with Attorney-General
Wickersham in a de
sire to know if it is violating the
Sherman anti-trust law and to that
end will aid in expediting the Gov
vernment's dissolution suit against
"Che" Gomez, whose rebellion at
Juchitan resulted in a clash between
President Madero and the Governor
of Oxaca, was taken from jail where
he had been placed by Goverior
Juarez, and with eight followers was
riddled with bullets by an enraged
The Osceola grand jury completed
Investigations December 1st in the
case against Bro. Egbert Gillette, who
is charged with the murder of Sadie
Marchant by "assisting her out of
life" by. administering chloroform at
her own request, and have failed to
find an indictment of Egbert.
Miss Edith Hoffman, a young lady
of Chicago, was shot and killed by
robbers December 2nd, who attempt
ed to hold up the young lady and her
escort. The young man showed re
sistance when the robbers opened
fire, instantly killing Miss Hoffman.
They then escaped in their automo
bile. Money amounting to $2,565, sav
ings of a man named Simpson, of Ai
ken, Minn., was destroyed by rats,
and Simpson has appealed to Presi
dent Taft for the redemption of the
pulverized fragments of same by the
Federal Treasury. The money was
hidden between the ceiling in his
home and no one had access to it
except the rats.
PAILED TO MEET CLARK.
Speaker of the House Had Been in
the City Some Time Before His
Presence Was Known.
Hon Champ Clark, Speaker of the
Lower House of Congress, delivered
an address before the Teachers' As
sembly in Raleigh last Thursday
night, and quite a large audience
was in the Auditorium to hear him
and Professor Coon's annual address.
It seems that Mr. Clark had" first
planned to arrive in Raleigh late
Thursday afternoon, but says that
later he wrote Governor Kitchin and
Mr. Connor, Secretary of the His
torical Society, that he would arrive
on the morning train. When the
Speaker arrived Thursday morning
no one was at the station 'to meet
him and he had been in the city for
some time before his presence was
known. The Governor end Secretary
Connor said they failed to receive
the Speaker's letters. He was a
guest of the Governor the balance
of his stay in Raleigh.
Rockefeller Resigns as President and
Director of the Standard Oil
John D. Rockefeller has resigned
as president and director of the
Standard Oil Company, of New Jer
sey. John D. Archbold was elected
president in Rockefeller's place.
The majority of the officers and
directors associated with Rockefel
ler in the control of .the Standard Oil
Company also resigned. These in
cluded William Rockefeller, C. M.
Pratt, William G. Rockefeller, H. C.
Folger, Jr., H, M. Flagler, L. J.
Drake, and E. T. Bedford.
The Northern States, from Mary
land to Massachusetts, .revised the
Democratic party downward to a
nicety, and they had first chance at
the job. Albemarle Chronicle.
ftoetbrrw ntfib!l Vat Irle
gate r&Jtkttnscll Rocwetell
Men Acif--fwwt. However.
the Oolooel My Cprfaie
JeMlre C E liaghr.
The New Tor Herald, is its issae
of December Sth. aajrs:
Political fences, which are alleged
to have bees carefully constructed la
the States south of Masca and Dix
on's line by Frank H. Hitchcock, the
Postmaster General, with the Idea of
making the reaomtnatioa of Presi
dent Taft aa asjured fact, may be
rudely upset at the eleventh hour.
Leading Republicans of the South
are planning a movement, it became
known today, to elect delegates from
j the Southern States u&pledged to any
Willlam J. Oliver, of Knoxrllle.
Tenn., who came near receiving the
contract for the construction of the
Panama Canal; Harry Still well Ed
wards, author and politician, of Ma
con, Ga., who seconded the nomina-
j tlon of Mr. Roosevelt fn the national
j convention in 1904. and Richmond
Pearson, of Asheviile, N. C, formerly
American Minister to Persia, are said
to be taking an active part in the
a! movement to obtain uninstructed del-
legations from the Southern States.
Close Friends of Roosecelt.
Mr. Oliver and Mr. Edwards
close personal friends of Mr. Roose
velt, although it is declared that their
activity is not with the view of bring
ing about the nomination of Mr.
Roosevelt. It is asserted that the op-
position to Mr. Taft by Republican condition, was convalescing from ty
politicians in the South is because ofjphoid fever, when the "healers"
many appointments he has -glve.i to
"Southern Republicans voted for
him in the convention three years
ago," said a ''prominent North Caro
lina Republican at the Waldorf-Astoria
today, "simply because he was
the candidate of President Roosevelt.
"North Carolina elected three Re
publican representatives in Congress,
and came near going for Mr. Taft.
and Mr. Sherman. President Taft
had been in office little more than a
year when he appointed Henry Q.
Conner, a Democrat, United States
Judge for the Eastern District of
North Carolina. ' Outside of the office
holders there is not a Republican in
North Carolina who favors the re
nomination of Mr. Taft."
May Compromise on Hughes.
Those best Informed declare that,
while Mr. Roosevelt will not support
the administration workers in their
efforts to bring about the renomina
tion of President Taft, he is not very
enthusiastic over the plan to nomi
nate Senator La Follette, of Wiscon
sin. Justice Charles E. Hughes, of. the
Supreme Court of" the United States,
is alleged to be the choice of the
friends of Mr. Roosevelt, and there
is said to exist a strong belief that
Justice Hughes will be named as a
At the Waldorf-Astoria recently,
W. J. Oliver, of Knoxville, said to a
reporter for the Herald that he would
be willing to contribute $15,000 to a
fund te carry on a campaign in the
South for delegations favorable to
the nomination of .Mr. Roosevelt. It
is believed that Mr. Roosevelt has
knowledge of the movement in the
South to send delegates to the Re-
puDiican national convention un
pledged to any candidate.
Progress in the Hookworm Campaign
Dr. John A. Ferrell, who has This car also makes cloee connection
charge of the campaign for the eradi-jat Salisbury for SL Louis and other
cation of the hookworm disease in, Western points.
North Carolina in speaking of his
"Reports from the physician of
the State and from the physicians
conducting the State and county free
dispensaries for hookworm disease,
show that since the work began 21
months ago upwards of forty-five
tnousand people nave Deen treated,
Nearly half of this number has been
treated in the free dispensaries of
tnirteen counties since July 1st. In
the, SLthTTQ 1,800 pysicians
and 1.500 of them are active prac-
tiontioners, 1,200 of them have sent
in written accounts of their expert -
ences wuu me uisea.se, anu ouu oi;
them, representing all sections of'
the State, have been actively engaged
in treating the disease. Twenty-five
counties have already made provision
for the dispensaries, besides those
appropriating for the dispensaries
the first Monday in December. j
"Thirty-six thousand people have
been microscopically examined for
hookworm disease. A large number
of those treated had such heavy In
fection that the microscopic ezamina-1
tion was not necessary. There is
found now little difficulty in securing :
co-operation 'on the part of the peo- j
pie and county commissioners, where'
good results of the work can be seen
or heard of." - .
Estimated Cost of Running; the Gov
ernment Next Year.
It is announced from Washington
that the estimated cost of runing the
Government during the fiscal year Is
$743,834,563, a saving of $21,283,
921 over the appropriations for 1911
and 1912. This aggregation does not
Include $260,938,463, estimated as
the cost of operating the Post-office
Department, which is emeeted to bp
j self-sustaining. -
The lArt ttfcfsiat tt&&& law
w to cfet PttMl
Th UBcota list. J
Sass Use ago w ssMih4 the
tax rati (or this mr and far the
hxm bs raised, we a: so said
this aboat how the frt-t schools are
belts Uiratd la the expenditure
of the Slate tax. We aettatd to
say more for the resoa that we katw
eTery Utile school oJScer and polU
Ueiia would say we were six pUy
iag politics. Bat within the last few
weeks the Catawba County Newt, the
Biblical Recorder, the Monroe Jour
nal. Charity and Children, aad sev
eral other Democratic papers have
takta op the matter la the Interest
of the chlldrea of the State and are
showing how the last Legislature
handed a "lemon" to the common
The time is coming wfeea our peo
ple are going to understand that our
free schools have been used as a foot
ball by the State politicians to ride
into oce on for tea years, while
the schools themselves have suffered
immeasurably. Taxes have almost
trlbbled, but the money has not gone
to our boys and girls. Before an
other twelve months this matter will
be set before our people In a way
that they will be undeceived.
Work of the Healers in Catawba
Catawba County News.)
Two reputable farmers relate three
Instances of the work of the so-called
"healers" in this county during the
ps-st few months. They stated that
one woman, who was in a delicate
gathered and after going through
their ceremonies, told her to arise
and walk, that she was healed. She
declared herself unable to do so, but
was persuaded to get up, and she
walked across the room, but on start
ing back to the bed fell In a faint
with the result that would naturally
follow in such a case. She ultimate
ly recovered, however, under care of
the physicians. Another woman suf-
fering with typhoid, was persuaded
to go to a meeting of the "healers,"
where she was "healed" and la the
excitement declared herself healed.
The next day she had a relapse and
died of hemorrhage. The third in
stance was where a dead woman was
to be raised from the dead "on the
third day," and preparations for the
event were made, but the "healer"
received an urgent message from a
sick relative and had to forego the
resurrection exercises. These facts
are vouched for by the men who told
Hard on the Family.
Mistress: Bridget, I told you twice
to have muffins for breakfast. Have
you no intellect?
Bridget: No, mum; there's none
in the house.
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To John W. ChitU:
This publication fi t0
that the aboe-nr-. j ; i
brought special rrtxe.
heirs-at-law of Sitsur! c;
the sale of the fo'.hi.? ; .
lying and being in Hv
Tonhip, and nur? ;j
bounded and dcicritei at f.
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west forty-one and onhi!! h; s ;
poles to the beginning: ir zt
land purchased by Samuel CUtjtj
Weston R. Rogers and Caro!!: Lt,
ers, his wife, on March n. ij-
and registered in book tUrty-u
(33) at page 651 snd S2. a
office of the Register of IWdi is ul
for Wake County, and costi:ti
twelve (12) acres and a frar..a
Said sale is to be made for tit j;?.
pose of making asseti to pit u
debts of the said Samufl Chirti
That the summons iaaued to WiU
County for the abovenane4 t
fendant John W. Cbavit fcai tn
returned by the Sheriff of Wti
County with this endorsement Vtv
on: "After exercising due dil!es:
the defendant John W. ChiTi-
not to be found in Wake County."
The paintiff has good reao& it
believe and does believe that the tt!S
John W. Chavis is now and tu in
for some time a resident of the cny
of Richmond, Virginia.
You are, John W. Chati.
for, notified to appear before
Clerk of Wake Superior Court os Us
11th day of December, 1911, ui
answer, demur or plead to ttt yeJ
tlon which is now on file in tie of
fice of said Clerk, otherwise. Vt
plaintiff will apply to the court fcr
an order directing the sale of
land herein described, snd tt ap
pointment of a commlsiloser ts
make the sale and execute s deed u
Clerk Wake Superior Coart
Nor. 4th. 1911.
J. C. L. HARRIS, Attorney.
Internationa! Correspondence S&s
OF 8CRANTON. PA.
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