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J. C. Kittrell, who has been Super
intendent of Public Instruction for
Vance County for ten years, has re
signed and will devote all bis time to
the practice of law.
Forsyth County Democrats have
nominated ex-Jude E. B. Jones for
the Senate, and William Porter and
S. J. Bennett for the House.
The Cape Fear Club of Wilming
ton is soon to erect a home ?t the
corner of Front and Chestnut
streets, said building to cost about
William Pruet, a well known con
tractor of Charlotte, came in contact
wtih a live wire last Monday and was
electrocuted. He was thirty-eight
years of age, and leaves a family.
Little Walton Bagley, the six-year-old
son of Mr. 8. H. Bagley, of near
Clayton, while walking In his sleep a
few nights ago, fell from a dindow
upstairs and was severely injured.
At the Catawba Kennels, near the
town of Newton, John Ramseur was
shot and killed by Robert Hilde
brand. Both are negroes. It was
supposed to have been accidental,
but the slayer fled.
A movement is on foot at Ashe
ville to organize a cavalry company
to be known as the Governor's Horse
Guards. The only cavalry company
in the State so far, is one recently or
ganized in Lincolnton.
Mrs. Jane Kelly, seventy-eight
years of age, of Wilmington, fell
from the window of her room one
day last week and received injuries
from which she died later. She was
The North Carolina Firemens' As
sociation convened in Fayetteville
last Tuesday morning. The dele
gates were welcomed by Mayor John
Underwood, and Hon. A. H. Boyden,
of Salisbury, responded to the wel
Little Park Shuford, the twelve-year-old
son of Alderman W. E. Shu
ford, of Asheville, accidentaly shot
and killed himself a few days ago
while guning for pigeons together
with some neighborhoood boys in the
back yard og his home.
Mack Gause, a white man, about
fifty years of age, shot and killed his
wife at their home near Cerro Gordo
last Sunday evening. The man
claims the shooting is all a mystery
to him, and it is thought to be the
result of a drunken brawl.
As a result of a difference growing
out of some failure to agree with, re
gard to some landboundaries, Simon
Stevens shot and seriously wounded
Robert Overman a few days ago.
Both men lived In Alamance County,
where the shooting occurred.
Four prisoners made their escape
from the. Lenoir" County jail last
Tuesday night and have not been lo
cated yet.. It is thought that out
side aid was received by the prison
ers, as an iron bar was found which
had evidently been used in effecting a
way of escape.
Mrs. Maud Hamlin was arrested in
Asheville last Tuesday, charged with
the. killing of her husband, John
Hamlin, at Marshall, about three
weeks ago. It is said that she had
expressed herself as anxious to get
rid of her husband, and his sickness
was rather mysterious.
Tke skeleton of a man was found
in the Smoky' Mountains near the
Tennessee line a few days ago by a
party of woodsmen of the Ritter
Lumber Company. The man's iden
tity has not been established as yet,
but he is thought to have lost his
way and frozen to death while follow
ing one of the trails across the State
Relatives and friends of Charles
Lavden, he sixeen-year-old son of
Charles Lavden, of Perquimans Coun
ty are very much distressed and puz
zled of his disappearance about ten
days ago. He was last seen in the
company of a man rfamed Vann, and
was traced to Berkeley, Va. The
man disclaims any knowledge of the
Beween the hours of 1 and 5
o'clock Tuesday morning, robbers en
tered the postoffice at Snead's Ferry,
and rifled the safe, securing only a
small amount of cash, and a few
postage stamps. The thieves also
broke into the store of C. C. Jenkins
and Postmaster Sheppard and carried
away a quantity of merchandise.
TWO TIt.lGEDIK-S AT CIIADBOCIi.V.
Mr. Mack Gaue Murdered by Her
Jealous Husband Two I Joys Ar
retted on a Murder Charge.
I New York Appraiser of Ciitrm He
I tJzn to Join IUoevelt.
Washington, D. C. July : 3. Fran
cis W. Bird, Appraiser of Cutom a:
William J. Winkleman, a man as? J .w York, resigned to-day. In bis
rhadbourn N C July 22. Two forty-Are. in Pilteburg. Pa., set Are! fetter to Secretary MacVeago, Mr.
tragedies occurred within the Chad-j to his home a few days ago and nird says he quits bis ofl to join
bourn vicinity during the past twen-j hanged himseif to a tree. j Colonel Roosevelt's new party.
The Caucasian from now until Xotemher the loth fr ,
tv-four hours, the first being the!
murder of Mrs. Mack Gause, living! Chas. F. Hilles, chairman of the Will Xot Pay For Agricultural Leo
i about five miles from Chadbourn. She Republican Loramittee. lormaliy ; ture.
news comes from Washington
Federal government will no
longer pay the expenses of oScer
C UJ U L - w Z Aii ila w Aa w -1- : - - -
was shot and instantly killed by her1 opened headquarters in the Times :
ihusband. Jealousy Is said to be the Building, in New York City, . .
i . . . . . t- . tnai me
cause, liotn parties are wnue anaj iuesuay.
about sixty-five years of age. j
The second occurred within thei Hundreds of people are missing
city limits of Chadbourn this after-j and are thought to be drowned in the
noon about 3 o'clock. Two boys, one) flods prevailing in the northern coast
white and one colored, aged six and of Japan. Much damage is also done
seven years respectively, while out
hunting with rifles, shot and killed
an aged colored man named Shlpp
man. Shippman was a visitor at the
home of another negro where the
to crops. j
Seven girls were killed and many
others injured in London July 23 in i
the burning of a Christmas card fac-
and employes of the Department of
Agriculture to deliver agricultural
lectures to assembled farmers, sum
mer schools or boys camps, as has
been the custom. This action fol
lows the recent decision of the
ThU will be one f the root interesting campaign jr
tory of this government and The Caucasian will keep y,.q
through the campaign, including the election return.
Judge Hanford Resigns and Save In
vestigation. United States District Judge Cor-
Inelius H. Hanford .whose conduct on
A dispatch from Mexico City says the bench has been under investiga
more than sixty persons were killed j tion the past month by a Congres-
; tragedy occurred. The negro whom j tory. They were unable to reach fire
j Shippman was visiting claims the escapes.
jboys were shooting at his houe
when he arose and went to the door
j iu i r lu uuoii ate ntiu iuciu
I The next shot that was fired took in an attack on a passenger train by sional committee, on Tuesday tele
' effect in the neck of Shippman, who I rebels in Mexico last week. The train I graphed his resignation to President
had at that time arisen and was
standing in the doorway. He died al-
' most instantly. The boys tale of the
affair differs, however, from that told
was wrecked and the passengers Taft. Hanford gives ill health as his
slaughtered. reason for the resignation.
The impeachmemt proceedings will
Major L. J. Hawley, a veteran of now be dropped.
Get up a club of four or more ubcr1ber right aw a; afc
and thereby help us to help the cause we both advoratr.
THE CAUCASAIN, RALEIGH, N. c.
by the negro. They claim that they the Tenth Virginia Cavalry of the
were shooting at a pine tree and that
the killing was accidental. Both boys
were taken in custody by the town
authorities awaiting the arrival of
Confederate army, died in Washing
ton last Saturday, and was buried in
Richmond, Va., Tuesday.
The farmers in Anderson, S. C,
have become alarmed over the ap-
EXCITIXG TIME WITH MAD DOG. ! pearance in Anderson County of the
(army worm. Campaigns to prevent
Mrs. Frank Bowers Holds Mad Dog j the spread of the worm have been
and Cuts Off His Head, Though t launched.
She Had Been Bitten on Both of
Mrs. Frank Bowers and little son,
of Elkin, are in Raleigh to take the
Texas For Roosevelt,
I Houston, Texas, July 19 Col. Ce
cil A. Lyon, here today, said:
"If there is to be a third party or
ganized in Texas, the men who
placed themselves beyond the pale of
the Republican organization will have
j to form it. The supporters of Presi-
dent Taft are the men I refer to. I
am at the head of the Republican or
' ganization in Texas, and I intend to
Government was searching for sev-
Pasteur treatment for a mad dogleral weeks, was killed July 18th at
flonorol Torm Tvnnot fVio norm
, , , , . Ko , ' .v,, v, stay there. Col. Roosevelt is the Re
rebel leader m Cuba, for whom the . .
puDiican nominee ior rresiutui, unu
Neuva Escocia, near Santiago,
troops under Lieutenant Ortiz.
our Texas electors are already named
and instructed for him."
Senator Lorimer, recently deprived
of his seat by the United States Sen
ate, was very seriously hurt in an . sentenced to nine months' imprison-
auto wreck a few days gao. His car,; ment for contempt of court, growing
Mitchell Takes An Appeal.
John Mitchell, Vice-President of
the American Federation of Labor,
A special to Tuesday's News and
Observer from Elkins tells of Mrs.
Bowers' experience with the mad
"Mrs. Frank Bowers and little six-year-old
son were bitten by a inad dog
Saturday at their home a few miles ;in endeavoring to avoid a collision j out of the Bucks Stove and Range
with a farmer s wagon, crasned into
a telegraph pole.
a 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.
east of Elkin. Mrs. Bowers was at
the house and heard one of her chil
dren, who was at a spring several
hundred feet from the house, scream.
She ran to find the cause and found
the dog attacking the boy.
"As several smaller children were
there Mrs. Bowers 'caught the dog by
the neck. Although bitten on both
hands, she held him and called for
help. As no one answered her call,
she sent the boy who had been bit
ten to the house for a large knife.
When he got back she was almost
exhausted, but managed to cut the
dog's head almost off.
The head was sent to Raleigh for
examination. Mrs. Bowers and child
left this afternoon to take the Pas
Why Simmons Took the Back Track.
Aggrieved because the Senate had
turned down his friend Lorimer, Sen
ator Bailey took it out in denouncing
President Taft. "The unseating of
Lorimer," says the Durham Herald,
"shows that public opinion can some
times reach as high a body as that of
the United States Senate." And it
might be added that the expression of
public opinion was most effective in
the defeat of every Senator siven
teen in all who voted for Lorimer
the first time and who has since come
up for re-election. That expression
of public sentiment doubtless had
most to do with the final disposition
of the Lorimer case.
Why Simmons Couldn't Help Lorimer
If Mr. Lorimer will take into con
sideration the fact that this is ,the
year in whick Mr. Simmons stands for
re-election, and the further fact that
Governor Kitchin is bearing down so
hard upon him, he will perhaps un
derstand why the Senator could not
help him this time.
Company case in the Supreme Court
of the District of Columbia, has taken
an appeal. A $4,000 bond was fur
nished. In the same came Gompers
and Morrison were recently sentenced
Gompers to one year and Morrison
to six months.
Thv detectives who have been
searching for Sidna Allen and Wes
ley Edwards since the Hillsville
court house tragedy, have demanded
and received a settlement for their
services. It is reported that they
Mrs. Rena B. Morrow, of Chicago,
who was charged with the killing of
her husband, who was found dead on
their back porch last December, hav
ing been shot through the heart, was
found not guilty by the jury last
week, after deliberating for three
The House Committee on Fisheries
and Merchant Marine last week vot
ed to report a bill for appropriating
$25,000 for the establishment of a
Government fish hatchery in Western
North Carolina. It has been, predict
ed that the same will be established
on the . Southern Railway between
Waynesville and Murphy.
The body of Nathan Swartz, said
to be the slayer of Julia Conners in
New York some days agu, has been
found on the fourth floor of a tene
ment house. He had committed sui
cide by inhaling gas. He had writ
ten a letter to his mother admitting
his guilt, saying he was sorry for the
Robert Kinzel was drowned on the
top of a twelve-story building in New
York a few days ago. He had gone
on the roof to release a foot and a
half of water which had collected
there, and in running his arwn down favored the repeal of the act. Mr.
College President For Roosevelt.
Oyster Bay, L. I., July 19 Fresh
from yesterday's meeting of the Con
necticut State Progressive party com
mittee, of which he has just become
a member, President F. S. Luther, of
Trinity College, Hartford, came to
Sagamore Hill today to consult with
Colonel. Roosevelt on the situation in
his State. Herbert Knox Smith, who
recently resigned as commissioner of
corporations in order to take an act
ive part in the Connecticut campaign,
is expected tomorrow. He has also
been added to the state committee.
The Progressives in Connecticut
have not yet determined just what
course will be followed in naming
their electors. The question is held
over for settlement at a mass conven
tion scheduled for July 30.
President May Send Message Advo
cating Repeal of Reciprocity Bill.
Washington, July 23. Some of
President Taft's callers believe he
will send a message to Congress re
garding the repeal of the reciprocity
act and-he may outline his position
in his speech of acceptance when the
Chicago convention's commitee noti
fies him August 1. Senate leaders
say the President has not had any
direct communication with the
finance committee on the subject nor
sent any communication saying he
A special from Charlotte to Tues
day's Raleigh Times says: 1
A small insect has made its ap
pearance in the cotton fields of Meck
lenburg County, and is devastating
whole fields in a considerable section,
acocrding to reports which continue
to be brought into the city. The pest
is causing considerable anxiety to
the farmers, who fear that the crop,
already damaged and backward on
account of the excessive rains and
lateness of the planting season, will
be very short.
Speclments of the pest, which is a
tiny yellow grasshopper in appear
ance, have been sent to the state en
tomologist by the farm demonstra
tion agent for Mecklenburg County.
These grasshoppers attack the
square's which would later develop
into cotton bolls, and sap the life
from the stalks.
State Firemen At Fayetteville,
The State Firemens Association
held their 25th annual convention in
Fayetteville this week. Mr. J. D.
McNeill was re-elected president of
' Several soft drink dealers were ar
rested there Tuesday and placed un
der heavy bonds, and hundreds of
barrels of beer was confiscated, leav
ing the firemen high and dry. The
beer was on ihand to dispense to
those attending the gala week exer
cises. ' - ' " '
"I am leaving the CongTess of the
United States now after twenty-two
years' service in it, and in all that
time I do not think I have known five
men in Congress who could be
bought," said Senator "Joe" Bailey,
of Texas. Like to have the Senator
mention just four. New York Even
. Mr. Thomas. Ponton, one of the
oldest, if not the oldest man In the
State, died at his home in Weldon
last Sunday at the age of 112.
into the drain pipe, his was drawn in
up to his shoulder by the suction of
the rushing water, and he became
wedged in the pipe and drowned be
fore help could be secured.
A measure to prevent the exhibi
tion of prize-fight moving pictures
passed both the Senate and House
last week. Heavy fines for violation
of the law are fixed by the bill. South
ern members of Congress are said to
have been especially interested be
cause of the race feeling stirred up
by the exhibition of the Jeffries-John
son moving pictures in their section
of the country.
The remain of Clarence V. T. Rich
eson, who was electrocuted in Bos
ton lyast May for the murder of Miss
Avis Linnell, have at last been placed
in the cemetery at Lynchburg, Va.,
where his mother is buried. .The
father had his remains placed beside
those of his grandparents, but Miss
Russell Richeson, a sister of young
Richeson, living in Philadelphia, fin
aly persuaded her father to consent
to the removal.
Taft will not withdraw his own sup
port of Canadian reciprocity, it is un
derstod, but will take the position
that the United States should not
continue an offer that Canada refuses
REEF TRUST WILL DISSOLVE.
Has So Notified Department of Jus
tice at Washington.
The Beef Trust has notified the
Department of Justice at Washing
ton it will voluntarily dissolve7 and
that the dissolution will be absolute.
The Trust forwarded a copy of their
plan of dissolution to Washington
and it is understod that the Depart
ment of Justice will accept the plan
of dissolution and will drop further
prosecution against the Trust.
THE DANGEROUS HOUSE-FLY.
The hot season of the year is now
with us, and with it the common
house-fly. As the hot weather ad
vances this common pest will con-f
tinue to increase rapidly .unless ac
tive measures are taken to prevent it.
Flies lay their eggs chiefly in stable
manure, and if this is left without
screens or other covers to keep the
flies away, great numbers will be
hatched in and around every stable.
Local boards of health should make
rules and regulations governing this
common pest. Flies frequent filthy
places, such as manure piles, garbage
cans, cess-pools and privy vaults, and
they thye come into the house, bring
ing filthy germs, causing" such dis
eases as typhoid fever, cholera in
fantum, summer complaint, and oth
er intestinal diseases. All refuse,
such as manure, garbage, decaying
vegetables and fruits, should be well
covered or screened so that flies can
not gain access to it.
Swallowed His Collection.
(From Lippincott's Magazine.)
As the Sunday-school teacher en
tered her class-room she saw leaving
in great haste a little girl and her
still smaller brother.
Why, Mary, you aren't going
away?" she exclaimed In surprise.
"Pleathe, Mith Anne, we've got to
go," was the distressed reply, "John
ny hath th wallowed hith collection."
NO MUHC HMEALEMS
In this State are better prepaired to
furnish the very best pianos at lower
prices than we are. Our many years'
of experience enables us to select good,
reliable pianos. Our ready cash enables
us to buy close and undersell our less
fortunate competitors. A call will con
Darnell & Thomas
Raleigh, N. C.
will be found in your favorite agricul
tural paper this month. We reproduce It
to tell vou that we have Menz "Ease and
'American Boy shoes. Read it and tbeM
maha, iiABt SHOES FIT L!KE A
smSur11 AEi SKA
comfortable every -day shoes von
3 nd ron hHe t2S
Jhl?- Ltt yfuni thefe t a shoe
1 B buill better, stronger or wears
longer. The name on yellow label srotccts
you against Imitations,
Catalog No. 12
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The American Boy'
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and pliable." y
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the best for everyday wear I em l
are just as soft now they , r
them. They axe good yet -t? t0jfiT.
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as a plow shoe in the '.rt pef
worn season on shoe, ar.a
satisfactory in every iv .i
manufacturers claim for us-
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of Mens Ease that I
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