Chas. L. Steveat, for many years
the owner and editor of the New Bern
Journal, has Bold the paper to E. J.
Land Printing Company.
Mr. E. D. Dunnovon, formerly of
Rocky Mount, N, C, committed sui
cide Tuesday at Danville, Va., by tak
ing an overdose of laudanum.
J. E. Harris, a letter-carrier in
Henderson, has been charged with
breaking open letters, and placed
under a bond of $300 to answer the
Minnie King, a negro woman of
Wifmington, was shot and killed on j
inc. by Rachel Pollock, another negro .
Mrs. Mary Poston, of Lancaster, j
died a few days ago as a result of eat
ing cucumbers, causing acute indiges
tion. She had been in bad health for
Jas. E. Parks, of Goldsboro, has
been appointed clerk in the ocean
mail service to succeed Woody, the
North Carolinian, who was lost in the
The reunion of Confederate veter
ans and picnic will be held at MtC
Zion Church, Cornelius, this year on
August 1. Judge Walter Clark, of
Raleigh, will deliver the address.
A fire at Mebane last Friday de
stroyed the store of A. P. Long and
the po3toffi.ee building, besides dam
aging other property. The loss was
estimated at from $5 to $6,000.
The nineteen-months-old child of
Mr. Clyde Roney, of Burlington, ran
away to his father's store, near his
homo, a few days ago, and drank a
quantity of kerosene, from which' he
died in a few hours.
Two men were killed and three se
riously injured in Washington Mon
day by an electric shock received in
repairing a transformer which had
been disabled by a storm. The men
killed were James Reagan and Dan
During a very bad storm at Mt.
Airy last Saturday, the large shed of
the Mt. Airy Granite Company was
blown down, killing Robert Perkins,
a stone cutter, and injuring several
others, besides damaging thousands
of dollars worth of property.
Three boys, from twelve to eigh
teen years of age, two sons of Mr. S.
D. Tucker, and one of D. W. Hardee,
of Greenville, were drowned in Tar
River last Friday afternoon. It is
supposed that they were swimming
and got too near a dangerous hole
near the spot they were last seen.
The bodies were recovered.
At Blowing Rock last Saturday
afternoon, Alonzo, Hartley ind Lewis
Trexler, two white men, engaged in a
quarrel and Hartley struck Trexler
over the head with a billiard cue,
knocking him to the floor and wound
ing him to the extent that he died a
few hours later. Trexler was twenty
eight years of age and was married.
Lewis Perkey, about eighteen years
of age, and Miss Ada Gibbis, both of
Gastonia, were caught on the trestle
of the Carolina and Northwestern
Railroad just outside the incorporate
limits of Gastonia, when they werefthe valuable and popular free treat
caught by a train and Perkey was in
stantly killed. Miss Gibbie jumped
from the trestle and broke one limb,
besides receiving internal injuries.
THREE YOUNG MEN DROWNED.
Lost Their Lives in Tar River, Near
Grimesland, in Pitt County.
Washington, N. C, July 14. News
has reached here of a. tragedy that
occurred at Farmer's Landing, near
Grimesland, Pitt County, when three
promising boys met their death by
drowning in Tar River. From what
can be learned of the unfortunate af
fair, Theodore Tucker, aged 18; El
bert Tucker, aged 13, and Robert
Hardy, aged 12, their cousin, deter
mined to go -fishing in the afternoon
and left the Tucker home with fish-
Ing tackle, etc. Milton Tucker, an- meaning they had. It is of some
other brother of the Tucker boys, ac- interest to note here that there, is a
companied them to go in swimming, case in court against several men in
and later returned home to attend Jacob's Fork for disturbing these peo
to some duties at the farm. When pie in a service sometime ago, and
supper time came, the boys not shoyr- we hear that if it comes to trial, the
Ing up, Milton went in search of defence will make the point that this
them, and when he arrived at the riv- sort of thing daesn't come under the
er he found their clothes on the bank head of religious worship as the term
and the boat drawn up on shore, but is commonly understood.
no trace of the boys. He hastened :
home and gave the alarm and search- No Grass Would Grow on His Grave.
ing parties were immediately organ-
ized and searched the river, dragging
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tor cue uouies mi uigui wuuuui
success. The bodies were finally lo
cated this morning floating in the
river. The two Tucker boys were
sons of S. B .Tucker, ap rominent
farmer of Pitt County, and the Hardy
boy a son of Coon Hardy, of Green
ville, N. C. The sad deaths have cast
a gloom over the entire county.
An Increased Endowment for Trinity
"An effortis now being made to add
one million dollars to the endowment
of Trinity College. This endowment
took definite shape' when about a
year and a half ago, the General Ed
ucation Board of New York offered
to contribute one hundred and fifty
thousand dollars of this mount If the
College would raise the balance.
Eight hundred and fifty thousand dol
lars hare already been pledged on
condition that the College obtain by
December 31st of this year subscrip
tions for the remaining hundred and
fiftv thousand dollars. District com-
mittees are being organized in thej
chief centers of population and the
campaign is on throughout the State.
KITCIIIX WANTS DEFINITION. '
Asks Chairman Webb to Call Corn -
mit tee Together IUght Away to Ie-j
cide on What Is a Ieraocrat.
riorri. vitrhin nnt nf tht nm-
cratlc" candidates for the Senate.
wants the question of what is a Dem-j
ocrat decided right away, and wants j
(the State Committee to say just how
! murh of a Democrat a voter must be
n order to participate in the Senator-
ial primary. The following is a copy
of a leter that Governor Kitchin
wrote Chairman Webb Tuesday after
noon: "In view of the fact that The Char
lotte Observer has editorially declar
ed that a voter who declines to vote
for the Democratic national ticket j seeking health,
this fall, is entitled to vote in thej
senatorial primary, thus encouraging Victor Morris, Jr., holder of the
the view that men who oppose the ! world's amateeur record for aero
Democratic party in national matters Plane speed, was killed at Palo Alto,
may take part in naming a Demo
cratic Senator and taking the start
ling position that the Democratic
ticket doe not include the national
ticket. I urgently request you, in the
interest of sound Democracy and for '
the good of the Democratic party,
call the State Democratic executive
Committee together without delay for
the purpose of giving a plain and de
finite construction of the words
"Democratic ticket" as used in our
convention senatorial primary reso
lutions. Trusting that the commit
tee will give them their plain mean
ing, directing that they include the
national ticket as well as the State,
Congressional and county tickets, and
thus repudiate so dangerous a con
struction as The Observer gives."
Governor Kitchin will speak in
Windsor, Bertie County, Thursday
evening and says he will go into this
matter most fully in that speech.
Later It was announced yester
day afternoon that Webb had con
sented to call the committee together
in the near future.
81,058 People Treated for Hook
worm Disease in the State $10,
000 Raised for Local Expenses.
The last quarterly report of the
State Director of the campaign
against hookworm diseasfy shows that
the names, post-office addresses, ages,
etc., of 4 7,906 persons who have
been treated for hookworm disease
by the State Board of Health's repre-1 forty years, in the southern district
sentatives are en file in Raleigh. In ! of Florida, has tendered his resigna
addition more than 1,300 general j tion to President Taft. He was the
practitioners representing every coun-! oldest Judge in point of service in
ty in the State have sent in written j the country,
reports which are also on file ofj
treating 33,752 persons for the dis- Reports are that the residents of
ease, making a total to July 1, 1912, Findlay, O., state that frogs were
of 81,658 treated persons. . rained during a recent heavy storm
Forty-three counties have made
small appropriations providing for
the local express of free treatment
for all infected applicants, the sum
total of which is $10,100. The coun
ty free dispensary campaigns are now
in progress in Wilkes, Catawba, Jones
and Gaston Counties. The work in
Burke, Caldwell and Surry Counties
is to open soon. Lincoln and Lee are
the last two counties to provide for
The "Holy Rollers.'
Catawba County News.
The Holy Rollers have established
themselyes in the northern part of
town and nightly hold services which
attract numbers of people curious to
observe these strangely acting per
sons. Cunday night a large crowd
was present an dthe curious ones well
rewarded. Prayer was engaged in by
a number of the sect, who prayed
all at one time and at the top of
their voices. Soon, under the influ-;
ence of the spirit, if you call it that,
they began to jerk and twitch, and
before long the "unknown tongue"
feature was added to the ceremonies,
strange words falling from the lips,
of which none knew the meaning, if
The Boone Democrat tells of the
T,7Q Q mOT, r, , . .
grave or a man who was buried near
rao j . . ,
.v i - jGuio tifow auu tvr-viajr mc grave
is as bare and hard as the earth in a
public highway. The story runs like
this: The man buried there was
an extremely profane man. During
his last illness he became fearfully
rebellious and during his frightful
ravings cursed his Creator and died.
From that day to this not alsprig of
grass or, flower has grown upon the
clay that covers him, while all the
other mounds in the burying ground
are covered with a carpet of green.
This Is truly a very singular coinci
dence, and we leave its solution' for
The Louisiana General Assembly
has passed a bill providing for the
recall of all public officials except
Col. Richard W. Simpson, head of
Clemson College, in South Carolina,
died in Atlanta a few days ago at the
age of seventy-two.
""A flash of lightning struck Camp
Petus at Anniston, Ala., one day last
week and killed two soldiers and in -
, jurej geveral others.
j Four person were drowned at Al -
ton. 111., a lew aays ago in a cioua -
J burst which destroyed property to
tne amount oi ia.uuu.
j Government reports from all over
the country are most encouraging.
The crrip reporting board estimates
are 5.9 better than last
Hubert Latham, the famous Anglo
French airman, was killed by a buffa
lo during a hunt in the French Con-
I go, June 7th,
where he had gone
Cal.. when his macnine tell Irom a
height of fifty feet.
Miss Ellen Hayes, of Wellesley Col
lege, a professor in astronomy and
applied mathematics, is candidate
for Secretary of State in Massachu
setts on the Socialist ticket.
W. W. Oliver, a well-to-do farmer
living near Norfolk, Va., was bathing
in the stream near his home, when
i he was seized with cramps and was
j drowned before aid could reach him.
! Montreal had ninety-five funerals
j in one day last week, as a result of
the recent hot spell. Eighty of the
j dead were children. A horse attach-
: ed to the hearse in one of the fun
; eral processions fell dead.
! . .The Presidential elections which
! were held in Panama, July 14th, re
! suited in the unanimous election of
i Dr. Relisario Poras. Pedro Dias be
came convinced of defeat and with
drew at the last moment.
A gas explosion at the Panama
Mine of the Ben Franklin Coal Com
pany of West Virginia, said to have
been caused by an open lamp carried
by one of the victims, killed eight
men and injured three others last
Judge James W. Locke, Judge of
the United States District Court for
in that section. They say that thous-
ands of frogs, many of them as large
as half a dollar, fell to the earth, but
that few of them lived.
Dr. R. O. Seay, a prominent phy
sician, of Louisiana, was lured from
his home a few nights ago on a fake
call for his professional services and
shot. The- crime followed an at
tempt on his part to segregate school
children of mixed blood.
An investigation of the recent
wreck at Corning, N. Y., in -which
forty persons were killed, brought
testimony that Wm. Schroeder, the
engineer on the train which crashed
into another train was intoxicated
before starting on his run.
The importation of absinthe into
the United States, and its sale in in
terstate commerce has been prohibit
ed after October 1 by the pure food
decision. It is recognized . as being
dangerous to health. A number of
other countries have passed laws for
bidding its manufacture and sale,
Miss Sallie Owens, of Spartanburg,
S. C, died in a fit of violent cough
ing after eating a saucer of ice cream
a few days ago. She had been at
work in an overheated kitchen, and
the physicians decided that death re
sulted from hemorrhage caused by
sudden contact with the cold sub
stance with the young lady's over
A bill, said to be the most strin
gent of its nature ever thought of,
was introduced before the Georgia
Senate a few days ago. The meas
ure would prohibit the marriage of
all persons Vho are habitual users of
intoxicating liquors, or stimulating
drugs. It also prohibits the mar
riage of persons afflicted with an in
The jury in the trial of Claude Al
len, which has been in progress for
several days past, at Wytheville, Ga.,
for participation in the Hillsville
tragedy, were .unable to agree and
were discharged. The jury stood
four for acquittal and eight for mur
der, in the first degree. " The court
entered a new order summoning a
new venire for the 16th of July,
when the case is to be retried.
THinTKEX KIIXKP IN WHIXJC
Several Who Wert? Pinioned Beneath
the Cars Uegse to lie Killni for
A Chicago dispatch of July 14th
"Thirteen persona were killed and
gfteea to twenty were injured In a
wreck on the Chicago, Burlington,
and Quincy Railroad at Western
Springs, a suburb of Chicago, at 6:30
ia. m. to-day.
j "Coming through a fog with sup-
.posedly clear track ahead, train No.
j S. a fast mail, fan at full speed into
1 the rear o? train No 2. known as the
) Overland Express from Denver which
j was standing still on the track, tele-
; scoping two of the Overland Pull-
"Mrs. F. A. Wilcox, who was in
charge of the tower from which the
block signals were controlled, said
she was certain the block was thrown
against both trains. She collapsed
after the accident and still is in a
Passengers Crushed to Death.
"All of the dead
Bronson were taken
from the rear
coach of the Denver train. The en
gine of No. 8 plowed through this car
halving it nad crushing out the lives
of helpless passengers, many of whom
were still in their berths, on to the
second coach the engine then sped.
Half-way through the car it veered to
the left, derailing the sleeper. The
engine was entire stripped when it
"Fire starting from the gas lights!
in the sleepers, then broke out. Many
victims, pinioned dowi by heavy tim
bers and iron pleaded for death.
Members of the fire department of
Western Springs and LaGrange were
on the scene within a few minutes
after the wreck occurred and they
put out the fire with lines of hose.
"Ghouls are believe to have robbed
the dead before they reached the
morgue in LaGrange. More than a
dozen large diamond sets are missing
from jewelry and although most of
the dead appeared to have been per
sons in comfortbale circumstances, a
dime was the largest sum of money
found on any of the bodies."
DEEDS AWAY ALL HIS PROPERTY
Chaloner, the Millionaire, Thinks He
Has Outwitted New York Relatives
Some Money for This State.
A Richmond, Va., dispatch of July
"In order to forestall efforts of his
relatives in New York, who charge
that he is insane, John Armstrong
Chaloner has deeded his entire prop
erty amoutning to $1,500,000 to the
Virginia Trust Company in trust to
be diyided at his death between the
University of North Carodina and the
University of Virginia. Specific be
quests of $10,000 each are made as
follows: To Columbia University,
New York, to increase the Chandler
historical prize fund; to the Virginia
Military Institute, the Virginia Poly
technic Institute, the College of Ag
riculture and Mechanics Arts of
North Carolina, the University of
South Carolina, the South Carolina
Military College, the Clemson Agri
cultural College, the College of
Charleston, S. C, and $10,000 is giv
en to the town of Roanoke Rapis, N.
C, the income from which is to be
aplied to the annual purchase of a
Christmas tree for public school chil
dren. "Mr. Chaloner reserves a life in
terest in all property and the right
to vote all stock, but agrees not to
hypothecate the stock or encumber
the real estate save for improvement
of the property and then only with
the consent of the two first-named
Ex-Congressman Simpson's Widow
Running for Office.
A Wichita, Kansas, dispatch of
July 14th says:
"Mrs. Jerry Simpson, widow of
'Sockless Jerry' Simpson, has follow
ed the admonition of her late hus
band from the spirit world and has
become a candidate for County Su
perintendent of Schools of Sedgwick
"Since the death of her husband
several years ago Mrs. Simpson has
professed to have received numerous
spirit messages from him.
"Mrs. Simpson is a great believer
in these spirit mesages from her
husband, and she regulates her daily
life according to the advice she re
ceives from him. In one of his mes
sages he directed the sale of his bi
ography. Mrs. Simpson has worked
industriously at this and has lived
upon the proceeds of the sale of the
WOMEN AND CHILD REX KILLED.
Horrible Atrocities Mark Capture of
City of Li tang, China.
Shanghai, July 11 Horrible atro
cities marked the recent capture of
the city of Litang, in the province of
Sze-Chuen, by Tibetans.
Many women and children were
burned alive or otherwise slaughter
ed. The garrison defended the city
for an hour and then fled, leaving
seventy dead in the streets.
The new national flag, bearing forty-eight
stars, emblematic of all the
States, including the recently admit
ted Arizona and New Mexico, was ex
hibited from Federal structures and
from the American Navy on the 4th.
Thirteen stars only will be admitted
J in the blue square of the flags.
Ho jinx Koll UVrriU in Mi4Ippi.
Natchex, Mis-. Jf The mar
ket for lite boU weevils closed to
day, with a total of 47,00. real or
alleged, bought Saturday, Jane 21.
July th and July 13tb. at 50 cents
a hundred. The prices were paid
at the Natches cotton oil mill for wee
vils caught ia Adams County. The
oil mills, local wholesale merchant
and banks contributed money for the
purpose. To-nifht It was reported
that most of the insects purchased
were not the genuine article, many of
them having bven taken from cockle-burs.
The Australian Ballot
Of Champ Clark it was said that he
was so progressive that he was the
leader in the movement which re
sulted in the adoption of the secret
ballot twenty-five years ago in Mis
souri. Twenty-five years!
And yet North Carolina is still
c. c. Mcdonald
Real Estate and Loan Office for
STOCKS AND BONDS
RALEIGH, N. C.
He will buy, sell or lend you money on Real
Estate or other good Collateral.
Musicians saya good piano is half the teacher.
Give the teacher half a chance and your children a whole
The Shoninger Piano is the best whole-chance. The
wonderfully clear trible full, round bass and perfect mid
dle virgister improved with use.
We have some real bargains i used Upright Pianos.
One nickering Ebony case - - $150.00
One Mehlin Walnut case - - - $190.00
One Wheelock Ebony case - - $140.00
One Cooper Walnut case - - $140.00
anc many others that range in price from $125 up
SEND FOR FULL PATICULARS TO
DARNELL & THOMAS
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President Taft win o--fied
of bit nomination T .sV
House Augut lt. TtiZ
to-day by Chairman 11
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