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Senator Overman'! bill appropriat
ing $650,000 tor the erection of a
Customs House at Wilmington has
passed the Senate.
During the first three months of
1912 three thousand sufferers in
North Carolina "of hookworm disease
have been treated.
The first shipment of strawberries
from the eastern trucking section was
made Thursday last from from Rocky
Point, Pender County.
In a dispute arising over a game
of "crap," In Beaufort County; War
ren Johnson, a negro, was shot and
killed by William Johnson, another
An amendment to the Indian ap
propriation bill, introduced by Sen
ator Simmons, provides $25,000 for
the Croatan Indians, in Robeson
Woodrow Parrish, of Nashville,
Nash County, was literally blown to
pieces one day last week by a prema
ture explosion of dynamite while
blowing up stumps in his field.
While probing with a nail, trying
to get a load out of a gun, a colored
youth, of Chatham County, fired and
killed a five-year-old colored child
who was standing near.
Mr. N. B. Gibson, of Cabarrus
County, was found dead in bed at his
home a few days ago. He had heart
disease. He wa3 fifty-five years of
age and was survived by a wife and
Mr. Albright, editor of the Mount
Airy Leader, has sold said paper to a
stock company and will retire. The
editorial department of the paper
will be controlled by five stockhold
ers. The E. A. Smith Manufacturing
Company, of Granite Falls, have let a j
countract for a 15,000 spindle cotton
mill to be located one mile from
Granite Falls. The cost of the mill is
to be something near $500,000.
Mn B. S. Cloer, of Caldwell Coun
ty, has invented a hen's nest which
has a contrivance by which she can
go into the nest, close the door of
same, and remain undisturbed until
she wants to come out, when she can
open the door from the inside.
The commencement of the Univer
sity of North Carolina is to take place
June 1-4. Dr. Edwin A. Alderman,
President of the University of Vir
ginia, will deliver the alumnae ad
dress, and John Temple Graves, of
Ne wYork, the literary address, and
the baccalaureate sermon by Bishop
Lloyd, of New York.
Probably Fatal Runaway.
Statesville, N. C, April 22. David
Shuping, the seventeen-year-old son
of Mr. R. . N. Shuping, a Shiloh
Township farmer, is in a critical con
dition as the result of a runaway acci
dent. The young man was driving a
team of mules at Mr. G. W. Absher's
saw-mill when the mules became
frightened and ran away. The wagon
was dashed against a tree and Shu
ping was thrown out, receiving dan
frightened at something about the
gerous wounds about his face and
heed. He was unconscious when
others about the mill reached him
and it was at first feared that his in-
and it was found necessary to ner-
form an operation in dressing to per
form an operation in dressing, his
juries were fatal. He was hurriedly
brought to the hospital in Statesville, a Tom Bailey at tne helmpr(
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as there was no regular primary held.
The credentials from the Second Di
vision of the Third Ward were
thrown out as there was no Republl
can meeting held there (and the only
meeting held was run by Democratic
ward heelers, after having been in
conference with some of the Federal
In St. Matthews the minority was
allowed representation which had
been denied at the primary and the
same was the case in the Second Di
vision of the First Ward. The con
test in First Division of the First
Ward was withdrawn (even if the
primary was held ahead of the adver
United States Marshal Dockery
and Mr. Harris tried to dictate to the
credential committee and bothered
them with their proceedings and were
very abusive, notwithstanding there
was no contest from their wards and
Marshal Docerky not even a dele-
Mr. Loge Harris wanted to know if
the report of the committee would be
voted on as a whole or separately,
and he was told as a whole. He then
charged 'that the credential commit
tee was packed, but he did not at
tempt to prove his charge. After
blowing some more, and after having
hurried talks with Mr. Charlie Wildes
and Postmaster Briggs, Mr. Harris
bolted from his seat and made for the
platform at a 240 gait. Charlie
Wildes hollered out the name of Har
ris for permanent chairman. Mr.
Harris put the motion and declared
himself elected and stood up in front
of Chairman Butler and continued to
put motions while his henchmen were
standing up under him declaring it
all carried. Mr. Harris said the call
of the convention was. a fraud. Chair
man Butler told Mr. Harris his charge
was not true and that Mr. Harris
could not prove his charge, because
the convention was called in accord
ance with the State plan or organiza
tion. Mr. Harris put the motion on
the adoption of the credential com
mittee and a roll call was asked for
by townships, but Mr. Harris paid
no attention to the motion and his
followers voted it down, most of the
friends of the organization refusing
to take any part. After Mr. Harris
had gotten rid of most of his hot air,
he sat down.
Mr. John W. Harden then made a
motion that the report of the creden
tial committee be adopted. Chair
man Butler put the motion, and it
was adopted; then Mr. Butler was
made permanent chairman of the
convention and Mr. Gattis permanent
secretary. Lester Butler was re
elected Chairman County Executive
Committee for the next two years. A
list of 26 delegates were elected to the
State Convention to be held in Ra
leigh on May 15 and to the Congres
sional Convention to be held in Ral
eigh the day before the State Con
vention. The administration of State
Chairman Morehead was endorsed
and the delegates instructed to vote
for him for State Chairman.
A motion was made and seconded
to enlarge the County Executive Com
mittee to twenty members. This mo
tion was adopted unanimously.
In the caucus Tuesday morning Mr.
A. D. Upchurch was endorsed for the
State Senate and Messrs. T. M.
Franks, R. P. Siler, and Walter Fer
rell were endorsed for members of
the House. The regular convention
adjourned,- and then the bolters
Messrs. Loge Harris, Vick Dockery
COL. J. C Is HARRIS OATH.
ceeded to resolute for some time be
fore they adjourned. It is under-
wounds. A severe scalp wound was J Count Cnairman and claimed they
sewed up and one side of his face so had el nt or ninet voteg in the con.
badly crushed that a portion of the vention. If they had eightT or ninety
cheek bone had to be removed. His vot th did not haye that
fcpn vorv to nneolhla i "
adjourned and the. friends of the or
ganization left the hall, then, of
course if there was only one man left
from a township he voted the
strength of his township, and it is
very evident there were several town
ships in which the bolters had no
friends or they would have had even
more votes to have recorded. It is
understood the bolters' convention
then adjourned to meet at the call of
Colonel Logan, notwithstanding they
claim to have elected Mr. Andrews as
Voted la Democratic Primary In Ral
eigh and Took Oath to Support the
.Vomicee Later Called 3 Ian a Liar
When He Called Him a Democrat.
In the Wake County Republican
Convention Tuesday some one told
Colonel Harris that he had no busi
ness trying to run a Republican Con
vention as he was a Democrat. Mr.
Harris replied that any one that said
he was a Democrat was a liar.
It Is understood that Mr. Harris
voted for Mr. Ed. Pou, a Democrat,
for Congress, or at least said be was
going to do so.
In the Democratic primary held In
Raleigh April of last year Mr. J. C.
L. Harris presented himself at the
polls to vote. He had registered as
a Democrat In the primary on the
Saturday before but was challenged
on election day. The News and Ob
server In giving a report of the af
fair in Its issue of April 19, 1911,
"The Colonel was ruffled. He
raised his voice as he stoutly main
tained that for years he had not been
a strict Republican, that he had nib
bled in Democratic- pastures. As to
that word 'affiliated,' why of course
he had affiliated with the Democracy.
Had be not voted split tickets in the
last city and in, the last State elec
tion? Why, then, should he be ques
tion? 'Out upon you for a meddle
some one,' was what he thought, even
if he did not say it.
"But the poll-holders, who had ex
cused Colonel Loge from the oath on
Saturday, had become hard-hearted.
The challenger insisted and the poll
holders said, 'No oath, no vote.' Fi
nally Colonel Harris seized on a pen
and in a fine large hand, wrote as
" 'Raleigh, N. C, April 17, 1911.
" 'I solemnly swear that I have
heretofore affiliated with the Demo
cratic party, in that I have heretofore
voted the Democratic ticket in part in
the last city election and in the State
election, and that I will support and
vote for the ticket to be nominated
to-day. J. C. L. HARRIS.'
'I'll sign that," said the Colonel.
The poll-holders looked at it, read it,
and asked the challenger if that was
not all right, but the challenger said
no; that Colonel Harris could not
qualify how he had 'affiliated' with
the Democratic party; that twice vot
ing split tickets did not make Colonel
Harris a Democrat. The poll-holders,
however, thought differently, and the
unique sight wa3 then seen of Col, J.
C. L. Harris casting a ballot to aid
in nominating a Democratic ticket.
Later, another voter, Mr. W. L., Col
lins, was allowed to vote under the
'split ticket' rule. This was a new
fangled way of making Democrats for
"How this looks to outsiders is to
be seen in the following from the
" 'Now, what do you think of this?
The Hon. Loge Harris, the daddy of
Republicanism in Ealeigh and Wake
County, walked up and registered in
the Democratic primary the other
day. What is more, they could not
get his name off the book. Raleigh
seems to be full of .grand political
rascals, Democrats as well as Repub
One woman was killed, the Baptist
churci destroyed, and three stores
wrecked by a cyclone which struck
Shady Grove, Ala., one day last week.
The House Naval Affairs Commit
tee at Washington, has agreed to au
tboriie $100,000,000 for a world
wide wireless system for the navy.
In a dispute which grew out of a
gambling game among the Chinese
in Stockton, Cal.. Saturday night,
there were eight killed and eleven
Engineer T. T. Buckalow was kill
ed and a fireman injured In a wreck
of a passenger of a passenger train
near Fitzgerald, Ga., last Sunday.
The train ran into a weak trestle.
An appeal on behalf of the Red
Cross for funds to aid the flood suf
ferers in the Mississipi Valley, has
been made to the public by President
Taft,, who is president of the society.
David Burns, an employe of the
estate of Howard Gould, at Fort
Washington, N. Y., went violently In
sane one day last week after reading
an account of the disaster of the
Three persons were known to have
been killed and at least a score in
jured and considerable dmage to life
and property in a tornado which
wrecked the vicinity of Okalahoma
City, April 20th.
In a storm sweeping the shores of
Florida last week the schooner Wil
liam Clifford collided with the Nor
wegian steamer and considerable
damage was done. The wind blew
at the rate of ninety miles an hour
and shipping was badly damaged.
r.r. ii Kf Vratr from the Doe ot HrDubllcars ...
a ifusij - - v -'viia
Tall crevasse Is Cooding the plan- furnish the Ut .
Station of Colonel F. L. Maxwell, near the party nox&in 7 A
I cere, where t.vv acrc ic uuurr
1 cultivation and 300 acres of cotton, ! "(Sirred)
already up. ha beta Inundated. J
TXILV TO ROOSKVKLT.
Six (South Carolina) Delegate In
structed for Taft Hay They Will
Vote for Roosevelt.
Senator Dixon, the manager of
Colonel Roosevelt's campaign, has
given out the following telegrams:
"Columbia, S. C. April 18, 1912.
DUtriet Chilrc,. rC'.
l DlHrlct. 1
ami a lUult "H
to thl. eltr thi. oors . " V
Sheriff J.CDuU .S4
charged with tb. kWi.H
- vuior,,i .
toe. D. C.
"We are delegates-at-large to the
Republican National Convention from
South Carolina. The convention was
held February 29th and instructed
for Taft. At that time Colonel Roo
sevelt was not a candidate and It did
not appear that President Taft could
not be elected. Since Couonel Roose
velt entered the field It is evident
that he Is the choice of the great
mass of Republican voters In the
States that elect Republican nomi
nees, it nas also oecome paipaoiy
evident in States where the
will has been tested that
impossible for Mr. Taft to be elected fn w" Passing WillUra
even if nominated, and we hare.
therefore, reached the conclusion
that our duty to the party and the
country demands that we should vote
"To Senator J .M .Dixon. Washing- Two X error. o,i .
can be learned of thf l5, i
him trow r.r . ,4-?
In which sercnl 'V
near Pantego. this rotT
urday afternoon. tTU'; ?H
It seems, claimed that
e popular moB- PsttN
it will be U wltn reau,t tht WW -I
sen was passing Willi ;
house later In the eutS
called by the later irdL v,
breast with a douhJ.K.. ni
gun. the whole load eaten.,?
for Colonel Roosevelt, and we shall bre8t' killing him almost i
1 I I 1 1 t a ha Y B C 1
imam joanson later arrt I
"W. T. ANDREWS,
Sumter, S. C.
"J. R. LEVY,
Florence, S. C.
the local authorities fca . . 1
in uif iif n.ir.n tt p '4
brought to this city this '
await the next term of Biv.
ty Superior court. This tiU
"Columbia, S. C, April 18, 1912. 8econd honlcide in this tozz:j
"To Senator J. M. Dixon, Chairman
Roosevelt National Committee,
Washington, D. C.
"We are delegates from So
ALLEN GANG ARRAIGNED.
Will be Tried at Wytheville, Va.,
April 30 Defendants Will Try to
Place Responsibility for the Five
Murders on Absent Members of
An explosion of gas in the Coil
Coal Company's mine, at Madison-
ville, Ky., Sunday night last, caused j
the death of five men. The mine is
a new one, and about two hundred
feet below the surface, and only i
about half a'mile long. j
Dr. Rawley W. Martin, President ;
of the State Board of Health of Vir-
ginia, and a Confederate veteran, I
died last Sunday of pneumonia at
Lynchburg, Va., at the age or seventy
seven. He was severely wounded in
Pickett's charge at Gettysburg.
The westbound Carolina special
collided head-on with a freight at
Cedar Springs, near Spartanburg, S.
C, one day last week, injuring sev
eral passengers an dbadly damaging
the two engines. It was the result of
a misunderstanding of orders on the
part of the freight crew.
Nine persons were robbed of mon
ey ana valuables by three masked
men who went through a sleeper on
the Rock Island Railroad near Shef
field, 111., last Sunday night. After
the robbers finished their work, they
shot holes in the air signal tube,
causing the engine to stop and thus
made their escape.
On January 31.
lone hundred postal savSap
uth , lories in ionn i arc-Una. tzi
Carolina to the Republican National f InK lo reports issued by tit
Convention. Our conventions were office Department, the i7v
not instructed and it gives us great amounted to over $1 8.0oo.
pleasure to say we shal vote at Chi- I "
cago for Theodore Roosevelt because The medical society of ii x f
we believe him to be the embodiment District will meet in SalisbEn il
of the principles which stand for the 2. Hon. Theo. F. Klutzz. of'J
best good for the American people bury, is to deliver the VrJ
n J t a t a At . . " '
a.iiu Amencai insuiuuons, ana ior welcome, ana Dr. Thona Atl
the-further reason that he is the of Statesville, will r-s ,oni to ttt
undoubted choice of the great mass dress.
AT LEAST 17,000 HOMELESS.
Great Loss of Property to Many in
Big Fire Destroys New Bern Plaat.
New Mern, N. C, April 19. A
dense pail of smoke still hovers over
the ruins of the Virginia Carolina
Fertilizer Company's plant at James
City, just across Trent river, from
New Bern which was destroyed by
fire at 4 o'clock this morning. That
the fire was of incendiary origin there
Is not the least doubt.
When first discovered by the watch
man the smoke was coming up
through a blow' pipe in the boiler
room. He hurriedly investigated and
found that the flames were confined
to a section underneath the big main
building. He saw it at a glance that
it was beyond control with the small
fire fighting equipment kept at the
mill, and at once gave the alarm and
began to remove the office fixtures.
Twelve freight cars, nine of them
'oaded with fertilizer, could not be
moved, and these, together with their
contents, were destroyed.
The approximate loss is at least
$90,000, the building alone eosting
$30,000. The machinery was valued
at about $20,000. The stock on hand
was valued at $10,000. Boilers, en
gines and tracking were worth $5,
000. 1 v.
The twelve cars belonging to the
Norfolk Southern Railway Company
were valued at $15,000. This loss is
only partially covered by insurance;
the exact amount could not be learn
ed at this writing.
Had Intended to Break Up the Con
vention. It had been reported before the
convention was held Tuesday that the
bolters would break It up in a row
if they could not dominate. They
saw the majority was against them
and they, proceeded with the row.
Mr. Loge Harris, Mr. Wildes and
others were real Insulting and tried
to precipitate a row. It is Understood
that Marshal Dockery, thoughnot a
delegate, also used insulting language
around thejoom where the creden
tial committee were holding their
session. The Federal office-holders
were active and must have consider
ed It their dying fight. However, the
federal office-holders have found out
for the second time that theyv can't
ontrol the white voters of Wake
County, even if they did run Dem
ocrats and negroes, who had not vot
ed before, into the primaries. The
people, still rule.
Delta, Point, La., April 23. Over
the erstwhile fertile fields of Madi
son parish, from Delhi to Mounds, a
distance of forty miles, an Associated
Press reDorter tn-ri
Hillsville, Va., April 22. Six kins- motor boat and frnm -a.w
TTIOT tnomWc f V,A A 11 1 i . I ... . . "J
wmcn until to-night a solid sheet of water
has for years terrorized the country- as far as the eye could see In ever
side, were brought here to-night from direction, lay before him. Still the
";:;r T ,ifl Inan a great Dog Tail crevasse continues to
month, they have been prisoners, in
dieted for the five murders in the
Carroll County court-house here. A
string of mud-covered carriages,
guarded by a group of horsemen
armed with rifles and pistols, arrived
at nightfall, after a fifteen-mile drive
from the nearest railroad station, giv
ing Hillsville a thrill of excitement,
as to-morrow Floyd Allen, his two
sons, Claude and Victor, and his nep
hews, Sidna Edwards, Friel Allen,
and Byro Marion, will be formally
arraigned, and perhaps their trials
begun in the same bullet-scarred
court-room where, on March 14 th, a
hail of bullets assassinated the of
ficers of the Carroll County court.
Hillsville, Va., April 23. Six
pour forth immense volumes of the
Mississippi flood waters.
SFrom Delhi to Delta Point and
Vicksburg only one town, Thomas
town, was out of water.
To-night water stands from five to
fifteen feet deep over thousands of
acres of fertile farm lands of more
than a half-dozen parishes of North
eastern, Louisiana, on which no crop
can be raised this year.
Tallulah, the parish seat of Madi
son parish, is almost a hopeless
sight, with water standing from four
to six feet deep in every business
house in the town.
Very few residences are above the
flood line and the people are travers
ing the streets in skiffs and motor
Practically every one of the sev-
uuuuicu uumpiPRQ noonAa
whether in business or social life depends almost entirely upon fcoJi
Would you dominate instead of walking in the ruck? As Whitman vr
Do you not see how it would serve to have eyes, blood, complexion dec
and sweet, to have such a body and soul that when ycu enter a oowi
an atmosphere of desire and command enters with you and every oat a
impressed with your personality?"
How to Havo Eyes, Blood and Complexion
Clean and Sweet
BRIEF (STATEMENTS FROM RELIABLE PEOPLE
I have suffered all my life with m r
Since taking- MiUm 1 can rrad
print and do embroidery work at wr
without classes. Miss Kate Mrkaoc -F.
D. No. 2, Blanche. K. C.
1 suffered with a dreadful
from which 1 could get no rein
tried Milam. Tms is tte first fpnsf
summer 1 have enjoyed in three
Gu Pe7body & CoTtN11 101 V
WHY HOT LOOK, FEEL and BE at Your Btst?
Ask your dnt&istfor six bottUs of Milam on our liberal cuarvnlte- ,
Muara baa given me a great appet tte and
cleared and softened my li.w.Lay.
don. Spray, N. C.
..M1"11 restored my s;ght almost en-
tSL IwinaJ?y bh"d whcn I darted
&2?Jr V is GriS. Secy, and Treas.
Westbrooks Kevator Co, Danville, Va
J5KS 2?J5lmce eczema after I had
suffered with it 26 years and fenairi f
relief. C H. William. .,l-T,-
m 6000 BLOod
members of the Allen clan were ar- Tallulah hare been removed to the
r,bU;u " ' ior iaeir part ln relleI camP at Millikens Bend, ten
the Carroll County court assassina- miles north.
tions The prisoners are Floyd Al- Perhaps a conserraUve estimate
Ien, his sons, Claude and Victor, and would place the number of homeless
ais nephew, Sidna Edwards and Byrd people In Northeast Louisiana at 17
Marion, charged with first degree 000. but in another week they
murder. The prisoners were brought that number will be forced frnrn
.rom noanoKe yesterday, a venue their homes by flood war t .CI
, . - .
uos iaii ana Fanther Forest crevasse
of twenty-four men were summoned
The selection of the jury confronted
the court, after preliminaries were
disposed of. The prisoner's attor
neys admitted that an effort will be
made to place the responsibility for
the five murders upon Sidna Allen
and Wesley Edwards, members of the
Allen gang still at large. .
Six feet of snow fell in the Yellow
stone Park, Montana, Sunday night
last. Five feet covered the ground
at other places in the State.
Aft trIA WAfii mt J9 .
v n coi Biue oi iae river. By
that time the waters will have reach
ed the lower sections of Concordia
and Catahoula parishes and begin
their jeturn to the Mississippi
through the Red River.
Many people at Hallulah, Mounds
and Delta Point fear for the safety
of the levee at Bedford's Point, three
miles south of this place, when the
flood, waters from the Beulah cre
vasse on the east side of the Missis
sippi River return through the Yesoo
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for cash and to judge piano values, you also get
a double guarantee, ours as well as the manufac
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