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NEW BERN, CRAVEN COUNTY. TJ. C. FRIDAY AUGUST, 4, 1911 SECOND SECTION
THE FARM LIFE
ERS FREE LIST
; C0TTOT1 PLAHT
WHAT IS BEER
Believes That AO Exchange of
Products, "Would Be of Great
Value to Both Gouotries.
i Ottawa. July Sir Wilfrid Lurier
the prim minister of Canada, baa made
, a direct appeal to tha peophv of - that
province" asking their endorsement of
reciprocity at the election which U set
for September 21 next.
, la bia appeal the premier states that
luce 1866, when Lord Elgin'! treaty
;waa abrogtaed, all men of any .promi
nence have been unanimously .of the
opinion that the freeexchange of pro
duct between Canada and the United
. States would be of inestimable profit to
"The present Conservative party in
Parliament,", says the premier, ''seeks
to reverse the lifelong- policy of its
great leaden in the past, v -
"It has been allegedly the opposl-
; tion that, this agreement, if consum-
. .1 II f. f t .
insieu, wouia imperii cne connection
with the mother country and Anally
bring annexation of Canada to the
United States. -'
"It is impossible to treat such an ar
gument with any kind of respect. If it
' has ariv meaninsr the argument is that
the people of Canada would be seduced
1 from their allegiance by the prosperity
. which will follow the larger flow of na
, tural products from this country to
- others." , r
: " Rer. A. C. Shuler in Georgia
' Berwick, Ga., July 80,-Ore of the
-most remarkable reviver meetings this
section of the state has ever known
came a close last evening, when Rev.
'A. C. Shuler, the 1 orrV r Atlanta pas
,tor, ended a ten days' meeting. Hun
dreds of people were in attendance for
miles around and this entire section has
experienced one "of the greatest spirit
ual awakenings In its history.
Eighty-two were aJde4 to the, mem
' bership of the Baptist church alone.
Atlanta Constitution. ! -
a We can't keep the mos
'quito and. fly; out of your
yard, but we- can furnish you
with ' the material to keep
them Out of your soup and
bed-room. Cost nominal. J.
S. Basnight Hdw. Co.
BRICK KILN ITEMS. - '
Jones eounty, July 81 We will again
,let the reaiiers of the Journal bear
from us. .. ' ; ,
We are delighted to say we bave had
one good rain since -April' that wet the
roots nf the growing plants which came
Monday and Tuesday of the 16th, and
17th. Crops before toe rain was in a
MmrnTbMna fnnditinfi. hut now thev
are looking fairly well where there are
good stands. Oarden vegetablns are
scares in this section on account of the
dry spell. si
Bsars in this section are grt.tjnii
numerous. Many have been pastuii; in
, publie places, . j . :.
The fires that have been burning so
fierce in and around thi. section have
about burnt the forest out.
Tha pic nie at Lee Chapel pissed of
nicely. A plenty to eat and drink and
everybody seemed to have a fine old
time. " , - .'.::..
MIu Ida Howard. -of New Bern. "is
spending a few weks .with her relat
Ives at this place. We are over glad to
welcome ber. : ., t , .
7 Mr. Mat Harriette and family of
Yollocksville visited friends and rela'tl
vL here Sunday. v) . ,
Mr. Make Harriette and wife and
children also of Pollocksville' visited re
latives at this place Sunday, , ,
Mr. Willie Jones and sister Miss Mol
lis of Little Hell, visited- their brother
Albert, at this place Sunday.
Mr. Romulus Provow and, wife of
Mtysville, visited bis mother here Sun
day afternoon. H ; . ,
Mr. Curtis Howard and sister, Mta
T art, of Little Hell were visitors here
Sunday, :-. - " . - .
Rev. Mr. Stanford Will fill his regular
eppointment here second Sunday -in
August. ' . 4
Mr. Stephen Howard spent Saturday
night and Sundjy near Tabernacle.
We are sorry to note the sad illness
of Mr. ClenBynum's baby. Wetinceri
ly hop j for its speedy recovery.
I 'ins Allna Gooding spent Saturday
r ,: t and Sunday at upper Whit 0k,
v 'Jr x friends.
I'.c. Geo Howard and his two cousins
e ; ent Sun luy afternoon at Belgrade ri
; rted a fine time. , -
L-t us hear from Lee's Chapel agVn
i J give us a'.l the news. '
With best v.L ! i s to the Joitrnnl.
Creates Considerable Excitement
By Suddenly Topplin g Over
. , In His Seat.
1 Considerable excitement was created
at the nnion station yesterday morning,
Elijah Jones, a well known colored
man, "who wa intendinglo spend the
day at Reelsborj and had purchased his
ticket to that point and was sitting in
the Union station awaiting the depart
ure of the trtin, suddenly succumbed
to an attack of heart disease.
Jones, who was about 55 years of
ace and who resided on New south
Front street,' has had a number jt
light attacks of heart disease and lived
constantly in fear that such an attack
would cause his death, Yesterday
morning he arose early and seemed on
the best of health. He had decided on
the previous day that lie would go over
to Reelsboro and-When the hour ar
rived went to the depot. Those who
saw him a few minutes prior to his
death had not noticed anything peculiar
and when he suddenly dropped over in
his seat, thera was considerable con
sternation among the numberof negroes
in the colored waiting room.
Road Super vis ira and overseers for
No. One Township will take notice that
they are rr quired by law to meet st
Vanceboro.. Saturday, August 6th, 9
o'clock a m, to attend to working
the public roads in said township
and to attent to any other business
that may come hefoie tin: meeting. By
order of Chairman.
G. C. GAS KINS,
Young Lady' Burned to Death.
The Kinaton Free Press tells of the
horrible death by burning of Miss Mag
gie Sugg, a young lady of Lenoir coun
try. Escorted by Mr. J. B. Gary's she
was returning 'from a Sunday School
convention when she was seen to lep
from the buggy, in which they v ere
riding, aud run madly screaming. hr
cloths biasing,' into the woods, Mr;
Ganis overtook her and burned ' his
bands severely trying to save her but
it was of no avail. It is supposed that
while at the church someone eat in the
buggy to smoke and dropped a match
or a spark whicji later ignited the young
New Bern Man Marries at Raleigh ,
Saturday night at 9 o'clock at the
Edenton street Mr.thodist parsonage,
Rev. II M Northunited in marriage Mr
WW Swain, of New Bern, and Miis
Katherine Emma Smith, of Washing
ton, N. C. ,
A few friends were" present to wit
ness the ceremony. The bride and
groom left Sunday to spend their honey
moon in western North Carolina, They
will be 'at home in New Born. after
Aug. 6 b. Ruleigh Times Aug 1.
The next annual meeting of thestock-
lio dors of the Atlantic and North Caro
lina Railroad Company will be beld to
Morehead City, N. C, on August 10th,
' -D. J. BKOADHUKST.
Office of secretary Goldsboro, N. C,
July 10th, 191L '
' RESOLUTIONS OF RESPECT.
- e . .
Whereas, It has pleased God in His
wisdom to take from as our beloved
member and Secretary, J. H. Stanley,
Resolved That we express our re
gret at our great loss for him. He was
very efficient in the discharge of his
duty and nved by ever-member of the
company. . , .
Further, that a copy of these res
olutions be sent to the bereaved family,
a copy furnUheJ each of the city pa
pers for publication . and spread upon
the minutes of the company. '
; RIVERSIDE HOSE CO.
By Foreman, JNO. CRABTREB,
' ' A Heroulaan Katydid.
Experiments conducted by atiatural
1st attached to one of the government's
itpnttfln bureaus at Washington ad
duced an Interesting example of the
i streneth of the kutydld. He narness-
I ed a katydid to a kind of sled made
DJt lOIUlllg B piece oj uraiimr; vi-
pnper, and then loaded the sled with
various article. The "Insect proved
able to draw, In addition to the ortg
lunl paper, twelve paper sheets each
8 by ,414 Inche. a large screw, two
steel pens, a stone weighing two
ounces and three and a half lend pen-
ells. When the weight became too
heavy to draw otherwise, the katydid
got Its for feet over the edge of the
table for s Letter hold snd on the
tlUUIli-'U "I Ilil'Mlll-l " '
ed the tidlierlug power
- . . .
ItiolHlenlns tlu-U) In Its
Commercial-Appeal Predicts Bee
ord Yield if Conditions
Memphis, July 31. The Commercial-
Appeal saystocay. ..
"Another week favorable to the cot-
Ton pUnt has put the crop seven days
further toward maturity. It is two or
three weeks earlier than last year and
the prospects are better in every state
than at this time last season,
''ComolainU are local in character
and are of excessive rainfall producing
rank growth and damage by boll worms
Bool wevils have done little damage at
though it appears that they will short 1?
become a factor in Louisiana. Some
rain is needed along the Atlantic sea
board and moistures would be benefi
cial in western Texas. Elsewhere the
moisture supply is abundant
The plant is very heavily fruited
and has matured an unusual number of
LboLs for the season. The crop is gen
erally laid by and the helda- are as a
whole clean and the cotton has attained
a size that will prevent great growth
of weeds and grass hereafter.
"Many of the reports received are
brilliant and over fully two-thirds of
the cotton area a record yield Ib indi
cated if present conditions are main
ed. Over the remuining third the crop
LOST, Strayed or Stolen-Two cows,
ooe red with white back, the other
bl ick and white; marked nmooth crap
right, and two ' slits in the left ear.
Been gonfe 6 months. Any information
may be sent to C. M. Eubank, Mays
ville, N. C.
Arapahoe, July 31. We continue to
bave dry weather, recent showers have
in proved crops very much.
The potat3 crop in this section is vdty
small. . ;.i'- . . . ..
Rev. St Clair, Free Will Baptist
evangelist has recently held a meeting1
which resulted in many being added tu
the church. "He -had large audiences
throughout the meeting. -
Quite a number of our people visited
Onentsl Saturday to attend the Chris
tian Union. ; They report that the meet
ing was more largely attended by the
delegates from different sections of the
country than by the citizens of the
t wn, notwithstanding those that were
present nicely entertained the visitors
aud provided good homes for all."
Mrs. Harry Ra wis who has been a
student of Virginia Christian Collet e.
has returne 1 home. -
Mr. Church Martin, who has been
very sick is much better, .
Mr. Henry Num. of this place has
gone to Catherine Lake to visit rela
tives and friends. .
Mi s Sena Hardison who has been to
Riverdsle for some time, has returned
Mrs. g! W. Brinsou is at BairJs
Creek visiting at the home of Mr. and
Mrs G. F. Pipkin, whose little son is
very sick with typhoid fever.
Arapahoe people are anticipating a
good time Friday at the pic nic at Daw
sons Creek. ' Every body is cordially
invited. , ' ,
, Stockholders Meeting.
An annual meeting of the stockhold
era of the Bank of Dover, N. C, will
be held at the bank building in Dover,
on Friday Aug. 11th, 1911,
, W. H, CATON,
This 11th day of July 1911.
Can Not Forgive Now.
Nearly every article that North Caro
lina people have used for the past for
ty years has been taxed to the limit,
and it was paid without a wry face un
til Senator Simmons decided thst as
long as every thing else was taxrd
North Carolina products should have a
share. Ha got a tariff on lumber for
North Carolina peoplethis was alright
until Mr. Kitchen wanted Mr. Sim
mons' seat ia the senate, then It be
came a very grevioui sin, just such a
sin as the Kitcbenltes could cot for
give, Mr, Simmons might . secure a
half million for the Cape Fear river, he
mlirhl secure a like sum for tha inland
wateiwsy at Beaufort,, he might do
other things for bis state equally as im
portant, he might accomplish greater
things than sny other Senstor has ever J
accomplish for the state, but chese are
small things, Simmons got a tariff on
a North Carolina product, ana mat is a
ima because there are other men who
w-nt hg geat j CongreM. xhis be the
fl ht on simmong( and , KullubU public
Ills ia naiiicu v j anvil,
' prorewionai politicians. meuane,
Amended Bill Is Finally Pushed
Through Senate Bailey Vot
Washing ton, August 2. -The House
farmers, free list bill, exempting from
tariff duties a . variety of agricultural
implements, cereala, meats,,, cotton
baiiging and other articles, was defeat
ed by the Senate by a tie vote of 39 to
39. Its Democratic framers claimed
that in effecting a great saving to the
people generally it involved a net re
duction of a little over $8,000,000 in
According to program, the Senate im
mediately after voting down the bill
reconsidered the vote without roll call
on motion of Senator La Follette, Re
publican insurgent. . Senator Kern, of
Indiana. Democrat, then offered a com
promise amendment. The Kern amend
rnent, like the' Bailey amendment, that
had been- previously defeated, took
meat products out of the free list bill:
but it granted the privileges of- free
entry of meats to oun tries that in turn
admit free of duty American cotton,
corn, wheat, oats, horses, cattle and
hogs. - ' v.
The Senate addpted the Kern com
promise amendment to the free list
bill, 49 to 29. .
Democratic CeaJer Underwood de
clared in the House today that if any
one of the Democratic tariff revision
bills should go to the President and be
signed by him, the extra session of
Congress would be continued until the
entire revision program was carried
Remarkable July Health Record.
New Bern challenges any city of its
size for the July health record for 1911
There was one white death and nine
teen colored. Step up with your health
figures, you cities.
I have now returned to per ve you.
large stick of all kinds of sawed
Shingles Laths and Brief, For Shin
gles see our prices, your price is mine.
I know I can please you.
: . , BIG HILL
The Shingle Man.
VOICE OFM PEOPLE.
VOTER OPPOSES MUD SLINGING.
We read with much pleasure your
editorial on July 26th. Your fairness
towards our Chief Executive is indeed
commendable. The confidence of the
majority of the people in North Caroli
na nmed him as their candidate and
elected him their governor, and they
have no cause to tegret their action.
For the sole purpose of discrediting him
before the people, he is hold responsi
ble for the failure of the legislature to
pass drastic an ti-trust laws. How, in
the name of common sense, could he
have secured the passage of such a law
over an adverse body of legislators? He
was wise enouch to know It- would be
"darting straws agiinst the wind" and
the people of North Carolina have lost
no fa ah in him on account of his failure
to control, should he desired to, a leg is
lative body whose majority were seek'
ing to "put him in a hole."- We send
our representatives to Raleigh to make
laws f ir our protection, and our Gov
ernor to see that these laws are execu
ted. and in this sacred duty Mr. Kitch-
in has not been remiss. The people of
North Carolina know Mr. Kitchio's per
sonal record and character, they know
his enmity to trusts and his devotion Id
the comn on people, and it will peed
more than the sttacks of unjust critics
to shake the faith the people have in
him. . !
As we understand it, there are four
eminent sons of North Carolina, who
are in the race for senatorial honors,
either of whom North Carolina ceuld
send to the National Congress with
nride. and each one of them have the
same right to seek thelionor.
The attempt to build the fortunes of
one by seeking ta destroy the other is
contemptible and compromising to the
great office to which these honored men
of our State aspire, anl they should,
without bis of time, place their stamp
of dinanuroval unon any such politics.
The people should decide, witbout br
, as. who shall represent (hem. These
newspaper articles for the furtherance
of the political ambition of one candi
date at the expense of another engen
ders strife and arrays one faction
against another when there should be
no factions in our party. He-is a weak
Kitchin man who eould be changed by
such changes and lUewisa a poor sup-
portsr of Mr. Simmons, Mr. Aycock or
Mr, Clark. Let these gentlemen "show
themselves tu the people during the . this class of goods at Everyone car
campaign of next year and the voters ries guarantee Ahat they will do all you
will make a wie choice. I ex uect any refrigerator to do.
Socialist Congressman Introduce
i Bill To Pension Everybody
Over Sixty Years.
Washington. August 1 Government
pensions for the aged were providtd in
i;bill introduced in the House by
Representative Victor L. Bergcr, the
The measure proposed to grant to
every person who brings proof that he
or she is more than 60 years of age,
has been a citizen of the United Stales
for more than 16. year, and a husband
has not without just caoe failed to
provide for the maintenance of his wife
a weekly pension Tfif from $1 to $4 a
week, depending upon their income.
Berger estimated that this measure
would cost the Government about $347,
000.000 annual'y. -The resolution is
unique in that it c ntains a clause spe
cipcally forbidding the Uuited S'ates
Supreme Court to pass, upon its consti
-The Wisconsin Congress also intro
duced a resolution for the appointment
of a commiHsioi"composed of members
of the three p:irtes in Congress" to
compile data on old-age pensions. .
Ex-Sheriff Taylor Succumbs To In
News reached here yesterday morn
ing of the death of Ex-Sheriff 1-on
Tsylor, at his home in Trenton, which
occurred Tuesday afternoon. It will be
remembered that Mr, Taylor was
struck by a fall ng tree whilu he and
Mr. Foy Jones were driving along the
road, a few d tys ago. As was related
at the time the blow was received on
the back of the heal causing a p iraly-
sis of the body and limbs which was
only relieve J by death.
Mr. Taylor was 05 years of age. Hi
was marriej four times, hjs last wife
airviving. He alto leaves five eons
,He was Sheriff of Jones county sU
teen years and has ever been active
aid promint in the political affairs, of
Jones county. Of a congenial nature
he made a wide acquaintance and had
many warm friend all over' eastern
North Carolina. The funeral took
place yesterday afternoon in Trenton.
Some friends of New Bern among them
Mr. T. D. Warren, attended.
Remember we are complete house
rurnisners, can give you prices on
Ranges of the best quality, such as the
Favorite Ranges. Cook Stoves from
$6 00 to $20.U0, Ranges from 25.00 to
$60.00. Give me a chance at your stove
J. S. MILLER.
Craven county, Aug. 2. The weath
er is very sultry, but we are glad to
Bay that we nave had some nice rams
in this section.
While playing with a truck with oth
er children at Ernul station Saturday,
Noah Powell, son of Mr. Sam Powell,
htd the misfortune to break one of his
legs, n.edical attention was rendered
and the liitle fellow was getting along
as well as could be expecUd, when we
last heard from him.
We are having considerable sickness
in our community lately, - especially ty'
phoid fever.- ,
We are glod to say that Mrs. Lee Mc
Law horn, who has been very ill with
typhoid fever, is improving a little.
' Mr. Weeks Ipock who has been sick
wttb typhoid fver for some ( time, is
worse, , . i .
,. Mrs. Hattie Nobles is very ill with
Mrs. N. T Whilford isontheBuk
list, hope she will soon recover. -
We have two doctors at Vanceboro,
and expecting the third one. It looks
like if it continues on as it is now there
is a chance for them all..
There was a large crowd Yrom here
who attended the Children's Day exer
cises at Kitt Swamp Sunday. The ex
ercises were very good.
Misses Viola and Loney McLawhorn
visited the home of Mrs. Cassie Willis,
near Askin-Saturday and Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Charlie .Whitford who
bave been visiting relatives re'uroed
' GRAY EYES.
Will soli the balance left over at the
following prices. Genuine 1'orcelean
I lined Lenard Cleanable,. the $25 00 at
$22 50, the (35 00 at 30 00, the $10 00
at 35 00, the 6 00 at 4 00. The above
' prices are the lowest we ever offerd
' , J. S, MILLER.
Dr. Wiley Would Have Leas
(Foam And Larger
Washington, August 1. Having long
ago settled the vexed problem of 'what
ia whiskey the Agriculture Depart
ment's board of food and drug 'inspec
tion, headed ty the redoubtable Dr.
Hirvey W. Wiley has undertaken to de
termine "what is beer."
Manufacturers of beer and other
malt beverages and barley raisers from
all over the country are here attending
the hearing, conducted by the board,
and many others have sent ther views
The object of the board's inquiry is
to bring malt liquors within the scope
of the pure food and drug set, and te
determine just what shsll .and what
shall not be contained in liquids) sold
under the labels "lager beer," "book
beer," ale, porter, stout and malt ex
trant. The boajjd has propounded a
series of questions as to ingredients,
fermenting, coloring, carbonaLing, etc.
The application of foreign names to do
mestic products also is to be inquired
Barley raisers and maltsters are re
sponsible for this effort to determine
"what is beer." The Consumers' Na
tional Leagua of Chicago and the So
ciety of Equity, the latter composed
largely of farmers, are aiding in the
It is claimed that much of the beer
sold in this country is made of corn or
rice, and that some of the malt extract
and other bevetagei are not what their
names lead consumers to think them.
PILES! PILES! PILES!
Williams' Indian Pile Ointment- will
cure Blind, Bleeding and Itching Piles
It absorbs the tumors, allays itching at
once, acts as a poultice, gives instant
relief. Williams' Indian Pile Ointment
is prepared for Piles and itching of the
private parts, Sole by druggists, mail
50c and tl.OQ. Williams' M'f'g. Co,
Props., Cleveland, O.
NOTES FROM R1VERDALE.
Riverdale, Aug. 2. The weather con
tinues very dry, we have not bad any
rain for several weeks, ,
Miss- Janie Conner, who has been vis
king her grand parents at Maple Hill
returned Tuesday. She reports a very
Mr. Leon F. Williams spent Satur
day in Maysville. There's some attrae
tion there for I .eon. .
Miss Sadie Wood spent Saturday
night and Sunday with Miss Goidie Wil
Mr. A L. Ives returned Tuesday, af
ter spending a few days 'with his pa
rents at Maple Hill.
Miss Sidney Dunn,' who has been vis
iting her cousin, Mss Rena Cay ton, of
this place, returned to her borne at
Mr. Will Pellet ier and son George, of
Mansfield, were here Saturday.
Mr. E, J. Watson Bpent Sunday at
Miss Daisy Humphrey, of Clark, ia
spending a few days with Miss- Madie
Taylor, of this place.
Mr. Darrell Wetherington, of Clarks,
was a visitor at the home of Mr. Cice
ro Taylor Sunday.
Miss RenaOgleshy, after spending a
few days with relrtivea at fhis place,
returned last Saturday te ber home at
, ... t
Miss Emma M. Ives nf Maple Hill, is
visiting relatives and friends at this
Miss Katie Oglesby is spending a few
days with her parents at Newport.
, Misses Lillian and Glennie Tsylor, of
New Bern, are visiting relatives, and
friends at this place.
Miss Minnie Rouse, of Dover is visit
ing her sister, Mrs. G. S. Horns.
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Smith and little
daughter,. Sadie Gray, spent Wednes
day in New Bern.
Qnite a number of our young people
spent a very pleasant day, Saturday on
the banks and waters of the beautiful
Neuse,ata point near here. During
the morning hours a number of the pay
ty Went fishing, wblis the others spent
their lime reading and chatting gaily in
to partake of the bountiful dinner,
which was spread under the spreading
branches of the beech and cedar trees.
Immediately after dinner cream and
cake were served, after which a gjodly
number went out; rowing, while the oth
ers enjoyed their time playing- croquet
and other games. At 5 o'clock the
crowd assembled in the shade and ed-
joyed the nice, cold watermelons dona
ted by Mr. W. J. Hardison then re
turned to their borty-s, declaring it the
moat enjoyable event of the season.
A. Progressive Farmer Gives Bea- s
soon Why It Should be f
Will you please give me your opinion
of the Farm Life School act T" one rea
der writes us. "My county is to have
an election soon as to the establishment
of one. I can't see where it would do "
me cny good (I have five children from
two to twelve years old), but I want to .
be right and am willing to take what
you say as authority. It seems to me
that the same amouut spent on our com
mon schools would do more good. Am
I right?" ,
By way of reply let us say that we
be'ieve our friend, and all other farm- -
era, ought to support the f arm Life
School idea. We must provide high
schools for our farm boys and girls. '
The town has high schools for the town
boys and girls, and the town pays all
the expense. Now the State is offer
ing to pay part of th? expense in order
to help the farm boys sn i girls get high
sch ols, and if the farmers do not show
that they appreciate tlie offer, it may
be hard to get the State to make such
As for the common schools, we be
lieve they will be greatly helpej and
never hurt by every appropriation vo
ted for a Farm Life School. In the
first place, these Farm Life Schools are
going to illustrate and demonstrate how
to make educational practical and such
an example will be of untoli benefit in'
improving all the country schools round .
about. In the next place, these Farm
Life Schools will train teachers in the
proper atmosphere and environment to
succeed with our country schools. Such
teachers will know how to deal with -agricultural
studies and domestic sci
ence, and will know, in short,' how to
link the public Bchools with actual life
Vote for the Farm Life School It
simply means to give farm boys and
girls the same advantages town boys '
and girls have and the state to he'p
you at that. And it will make your
common schools better and provide bet
ter teachers for them, and so increase
the efficiency of schools and people as
to make you better able, not less able,
to support your common schooL Pro
gressive Farmer. -' .
Has Jeff Davis Old Seat.
For many years a certain desk in the
Senate chamber has been coveted by
John Sharp 'Williams of Mississippi,
and bis wish will be realized in taking
the seat for merly occupied by Jeffer
son Davis in the Upper House.
This desk of the one-time President
of the Confederacy.is perhaps of more '
historic interest than any other in the
Senate. It is still disfigured with the
bayonet marks made during the war by
Union soldiers who attempted to des
troy it. Some members, however, in
sist that many of its sears came from
Senator Tillman's pitchfork.
Southern visitors, especially, always
ipsist upon having this desk pointed out
to them, and it seems fitting that it
should be occupied by a Senator hail
ing from the commonwealth of Missis
sippi, Jefferson Davis' home state.
Senator Williams was most hcarily
welcomed back to active public life by
many Senators who were f -irmei ly his
colleagues in the House. From 'Affairs
at Washington," by Joe Mitchell-Chap
pie, in the National Magazine for Aug
ust. ' . .. . "
A Word to Cotton Fanners.
The cotton season "will soon be open
snd preparations for cotton for marked
will soon begin. I would like to make
a few suggestions, that is the abuses
that have grown up in the past few
years be corrected, the excessive use
of bagging the txnosure.ot cotton to
the weather causing it to damage and
heavy losses sustained every year by
both buyer and seller, see that your
cotton is properly housed if you intend
holding same. Regarding excess bag
ging, me mills as wen as an exporters
have issued their protest against this
abuse and over determined to correct
ssme in every instance where there is
more covering than necessary including
bagging and band, and the proper de
duction will be made by all the buyers
ia the Interior.' In ginning your cotton
see that it ia drv. never have irii.ned
when , , dAmp sUte or ymj get y;ry
reiult bolh t0 quklay nd
I merely make this suggestion with
tne view of saving the farmer money
by correcting the above . mentioned
J. R. BALL.
Protracted Meeting at K,:t Swun-p.
A protracted meeting
Kitt Swamp Church A;-
conducted by Kev. J, L.
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