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NEW BERN, CRAVEN COUNTY. N. C. FRIDAY OCTOBER 20. 1911 SECOND SECTION
Lucky Bunching Of Hits Weatta
er Fa rorable Attendance Thlr
4 - ' v' , ty .Thousand.
. Phila., Oct. 16 Sunday's rain and
threatening weather were forgotten to
; day under clear aide that soon put
: Sbibe Park ball field in good condition.
; There Were 30,000 enthusiast! present
to cheer, wi h a New York delegation
to urge on tho Giants. ; x -4
To the surprise df the forecasters,
Connie Mack tent the veteran Plank to
pitch) and bit judgment proved correct,
tho the- lucky bunching of two long hits
. in the seventh, after getting a run in
the first on erors, gave the home club
:the yiptrJv !. :v"'V-V-''
The Athletics took a run in the open
ing liming, rtjbe Giants evening up the
score in the second. , The struggle cbn
tlnued'wlthbnt either gaining until the
seventh ,wh'tm after Collins had doubled,
Bakery htjme run drive gav the Ath
letici toia! of three runs that could
not fce-.'nvet come. Crandal , pitched
the eljfhth inpinBT being sent in to bat
for Mprquard who was hit safely . bui
four Ijmea. Following is the score b
y ;.;:'! jj n
Phttatfifj 1-0 0-0-0- 0 20-x -3-4-0
New York O-l-O-O-O-O-O-u-O 1-6-8
4 r. pjank ani Thomas. "
Marq'uari), Cran lall and Myers.
A Good Oil Heater.
'' Nothing is bitter to heat Jquick with,
than an Oil Stove. I have the Barter
whfch is considered the best, price from
13.60 to 17.G0. -,
J. S. MILLER."
, Big Roofing Contract
The contract for covering the im
mense' new fertilizer works of the
" Meadows Co. "was let Monday to the
United Roof & ' Manufacturing Co., of
Philadelphia1 for Congo Never Leak
Roofing-. It will takeover a carload to
covet tbi builiing, which when com
pleted will be one of the finest plants
in the State; Mr. W. E. Street repre
sented the United Roof & Man'fg Co.
and the Hymen Supply Co. are factory
distributors of Con o and Roofing in
Eastern North and South Carolina.'
say "they haven t
got it till you ve tnea us.
J. Su. Ba8night Hdw. Co.
' Mvt.ttl Rebuild Walter Road.
K. tbfrrnnt is on foot among the
people. Jiving along the route, to re
build .the old Walker road, a tu-npike,
which if to good condition, would great
ly shorten the distance to 'points in
Beaufort county, to wit: Aurora, Ed
ward, South Creek and other place.
New Ber has alwaya been t'je mark
et t own for the people of that section,
but lately on arcount of tbe bad eondi
tiof of the road referred t , it hits been
nwevary ip travel alm at twice the
distance to each here. It is a matter
of great importance which should ap
peal to ih business men of New Bern
to set that yis road ii rebuilt at once,
If st the people of that section go else
wheratd trade. . , ' -
Several Ifars ago New Bern Ut the
trwO-vof Utchlan Is, Uum Braucn, uatn-
erfne Ltkf,-and all that rich section Of
Onalow count ', becauM Quaaer Bridge
road was allowed t go dawn, a few
hundred, dullara auent repairing that
load would have aaved to this city thou
aands of loilara in trade which ia now
going else Where.
, ft is est nated that $1,000 will be auf
ficpnt to j jit the Walker rod In per
fect condition., The people living along
tne ro'e fjsna reauy 10 pieuga inero
sel.rcfl to Ty one-fourth the expense,
and a i ing to ask for voluntary con
tribut... for the balance. It would be
a highly profitable investment for "the
merchants of -New Bern u they would
subscribe for what la needed to build
the rimd.., .. .
Mesars. Geerge R. Wes, of South
Creeks N, F. Purifoy, of No. 2 Idwm-
ship end. 1L S. Hoi too, of Olympla, were
la the city yeeterday to confer with the
Secretary of the Chamber of Commerce
and subscription blanks were made up
which will be clrcula-ed among tbe bus
iness men here and liewh4rsfor pledg
ev If the amount neceuary ia aub-
scrlhuJ the work wilt be done t-y a com-
mine iivmu ..j, .
p .inted by the subscribers as.Utel by
committee appointed by the Chamber of
1X3! PILES J PILES I
Indian Pile Ointment wil
1. I '."if and Itching Piles.
' 1 1' o t . i, allays Itching at
i t a ; , I'lvc instant
S I i I'.l.i VlniuH,i
; i i ' r f t' e
'.:" ! s r 1
ARE CUT OFF
Peking Government Edfusea To
Transmit Messages and Stops
1 ' Train Service.
Peking, Oct. 15 The Chinese Gov
ernment has placed severe .restrictions
Lpn the telegraph lines, evidently to pre
vent communication between the reb
els. Tbe .telegraph administration re
fuses to transmit messages either to or
from the provinces of Hu-Peh, Hunan,
Kiang Si. Sze Chuan, K wet Chow and
Yunan. On this account Hankow, where
the revolution is at its height, ia cut
off. - ;- ; - '
. It is not considered possible that the
wires have been cut 'throughout these
six provinces. Until lately the revolu
tionaries, hving free use of tie wires,
received and disseminated information
concerning the progress of their plans
in all quarters, Thj Giverement re
fuses t reveal the number or the des
tination of the troops who are being
sent southward. ' , ,
Beginning today only a single first-
class train will be run daily between
Peking and Tien-Tsing Fu, about 70
miles to the southeast of the capital.
This is due to the heavy troop traffic
and intended to prevent any great num
ber of rebels from o'ming into Peking.
Passenger and freight traffic hu been
entirely auspended be ween Peking and
Handow. ',- f . . ".. . .
So far the Government has refused to
permit correspondents to acc mpany
the army. Both aide are anxiouu to
favor foreigners, and it is believed that
the Government will reconsider this re
fusal, ahould the imperialists meet with
The lait dispatch receive! from Han
kow said thit the revolutionaries had or
ganized a Red Cross society and had in
vited the co-operation of tbe American
Episcopil Mission. , This invitation was
" New Bern,-Take n Notice. .
Mr. Editor Please stop my ad at
once. Since my last ad was placed in
your paper my business has increased
so I cannot hardly wait on my custo
mers. Please stop until further notice.
One fine mule for sale. "Big Hill,"
the Shingle and Paper Roofing Man.
WHITE OAK NOTES.
Jones County, Oct, 18. Farmers are
all very busy around here saving hay
and picking cotton. A big rain fell
here last niht which ended cotton pick
ing for a while.
Some of our people attended the show
at Mavayille Saturday night.
Messrs. Job Parsons and Bennie Col
lins went to Trenton last Saturday.
Mm. MoUey Collins, of Lee's Chapel,
visited relatives here Sunday.
Mr. Alex Higgins, of Loco, spent last
Saturday nifcht with Mr; Dock Collins.
Mr. Sena Parsons and son Cleveland
are visiting in our neigl)borbo)d today.
Some of bur f armera have commenced
gathering corn, ' "
Mr. Rollie Collins has dug a few po
tatoes, and they are very nice consider
ing the season.
Mr, Ferney Collins and family spent
Sunday with Mr, R. B. Parsuni, of
Loco, - ,. . '
Mr. Franklin Parsons attended the
John Robinson big shows at New Bern;
There is not much sickness in our sec
tion at present we are lad to note.
' "JOLLY JOKER. ,
in cheap plain oak just received a car,
they are well made and look good, price
$ 8 00, 120.00, $22.60 and $25 00, extra
dre ser at $8.60, $7.50 and $9.00. Beds
$2.60, $3.60, $4.50, $5.50 acd $6.60, for
good service to tho partin that don't
feel Hke investing much in furniture,
J. S. MILLER,
Swansboro, Oct. 17 -A dcrmltory,
which 4 nearly completed, is being built
for the accommodation of the pupils of
Swaosboro'a school. Between throe or
The sportsmen stopping at the Tarry
more, are having tbe time of their
i live i. A few hundred yards from the
I wharf, one can catch a hundred or so
flna Umt n . ihort tmj ,nJ th, w.nd
. -,hich beoncs to the hotel is literally
!.H Ih nil Th. htrrti hua
ben propagated on the island by Mr.
Moore, the owner, Tbe hotel guesta
are given permission to hunt thera at
their pleasure. .
Mr. Fred Nelson
U' He of Miysville,
tVe f .1 in?.
enjoying "ry B'fl
I ' i i I r .
CIRCUS PLEASES :
Performances Here Yesterday
Largest Crowd on Record.
, Not since - the great Bi-Centennlal
celebration, which was held. ,a little
oyiT a ymrgfiarrtrefB teen eucb
an immense crowd of visitors in the ci
ty as there was yesterday.' The occa
sion was the appearance of the famous
John Robinson's circus which gave two
excellent performances during the day.
. Early in the day they began to arrive
in every conceivable conveyance and
on foot. From every section of the
county they camp, and each one of the
visitors seemed to be in the must jovial
of moods. At 10 o'clock the streets
were crowded, and by 11 o'clock traffic
was almost impossible. It had baen
announced that the big parade would
be held at 11;30, and by that hour every
street along : the proposed route was
packel with both visitors and citizens
of this city. It was estimated that
there was fully four thousand visitors
in the city. - .
.: Due to the fact that the circus rains
were delayed for several hours in reach
ing the city, the parade did not begin
until after 12 o'clock. At last it was
announced down the long line of pi
tient spectators that the parade was
coming. Down George street from the
show grounds on National avenue moved
the magnificent pageant of splendor and
scintillating circus paraphernalia. Many
were the exclamations of admiration as
the well groomed and trained horses
drawing the gilded Wagons and cages
passed along the line that had previ
ously been mapped out. The managers
of the aggregation informed us that
tbe parade was incomplete on account
of the late arrival here, but neverthe
less it pleased the thousands of specta
tors who had waited patently to view
At 2:30 o'clccV the first performance
bognn nod long , before that , time rthe
crowds-began ti pour into the tent.
When at last the signal for the grand
entry was given, there was not a single
vacant seat beneath the huge canvas,
and more than a hundred people were
compelled to remain standing. It was
estimated that there were fully eight
thousand people present. The perform
ance was excellent, especially the trap
eze work and the riding. Th3 aerial ar
tists employed by the Robinsons are
the very best that can be secured, re
gardless of expense, and they reciveil
the applause of the thousands of spec
tators. The bareback riding was' one
of the most advertised features of the
show, and tboje who went for the pur
pose of seeing this part of the perform
ance, especially, were more than plena
ed. At times some of the tricks of the
ride: s almost caused the hair of' many
in the audience to staod on end, The
cowboys and cow girls gave a remark
ably fine exhibit of horsemanship.
After the first performance bad been
concluded a concert was given, thia
was well patronized, and all who at
tended were well pleased.
At night another large crowd waa in
attendance. The show was practically
the same as that given in the after
noon, and every one present was sure
that they had received their money's
worth Taken as a whole, John Rob
inson's circus U the best one that has
ever exhibited in New Bern, , and it is
to be hoped that they pi ty be able to
return next season, . . . ,
- Wrights Silver Cream.
Wbitehurst & Go.
Panama Canal Will Open July 1, 1013
Washinirton. Oct.. 18 The Panama
Canal will be opened nn time July 1,
11)13 promises the Isthmian .Canal Com
mission In its annual report. Congress
ia asked to make, as soon as possible, a
public announcement of the rates to be
charged, the rulea for tonnage of ships,
etc The commission suggests that the
canal bo run by the present operating
force. , ' '
It is urged that the big ditrh he so
managed ai to r. pay the capital invest
edand that every legiiimate means for
ralsing'revt nue be adopted, including
the furnishing by the American Gov
ernment of coal, oil, food, tools and ap
pliances, docking and repairing and all
else that would be required by tbe traf
fta on the canal.
The eommiani n tells Congress that
It will be better to keep all civil settle'
ments out of the Government's part of
the Canal Zone and limit the occupancy
to troop, forts and military purpose!,
under a military form of government,
' "The Canal is a military asset." says
the commission. . .
A Good Heater.
You can get the Wilson & Coirs wood
Ik'hNt nearly aschenp ns inferior nml.i'K,
j- t ('Kir i-l.-r tin! amount of f I y
1 I '
IT'S Of E
Attempt to Blow Up Bridge Ou
. ' ' The President's , I
- -Eoute.. '-''''!?
San Francisco. Oct. ft A renort ''re
ceived here byQfflcjaUl of tlJe"3oujern
Pacific Railway ' Company : from (Xj B.
Brown, section foreman for the road at
Naples, Cel., save details of the dis
covery of 36 sticks of dynamite under
the Cairt tin viaduct, 20 miles north of
S mta Barbara, several hsurs before
President Taft's special train passed
over the bridge, enroute to Los Ange
les yesterday. The dynamite was found
after the watchman engaged in a re
volver battle with two then who escap-
The dynamite was discovered at 2
o'clock this morning., v The President's
train passed ovar the bridge at B:51.
The night watchman - saw two met) on
the bridge shortly bifore 2 o'clock,
They were at the opposite end of the
1,000 foot spin at.d ran when ordered to
halt. The watchman hurried across the
bridge, firing several shots, which were
returned. , ,'
it After the pair had escap d in the
darkness, the watchman returned to
the bridge and bsgan ai inveBtiga ion
Near the center of the span, lodged on
one of the supports of the viaduct, he
found the 36 sticks of dynamite with a
10 foot fuse attached to one of the
sti:kn. He left the fuse unt niched,
going immediately to Santa Barbara
and no ify ing the officials.
Sheriff Wines of Santa Barbara,
came immediately to tbe bridge with
several deputies and removed the dyna
mite. A ge leral search is bng made
for the men. i
See our line of ?Coal and
Wood Heaters. J. S. Bis-
night Hdw. Co. 67 S. Fr0nt
St., . Phone 99. J,
8:30 Sunday morning at her residence
Hancock street, Mrs. James F. Clarke,
daugh'er of Dr. Chas. Crawford Wilson
and Sarah Lovick Wilson, aged 68,
funeral from residence at 1(:30 a. m
She leaves her husband, sister Miss
Jarah Wilson and daughter, Mrs. R. L,
PILES CURED IN 6 TO 14 CAYS
PAZO OINTMENT is guaranteed to
cure any case of Itching, blind, Bleed
ing or Protruding Piles in 6 to 14 days
or money refunded. 50c.
Important Real Estate Deal. '
One of the most important real estate
deals consummated in Craven County
thi-i month was the Jpurch.se. a few
days ago by Mr O G Bishop, of Dtr i ,
Mich., of the Harrison plantation, a
tract of land containing about 1,700
acres, and which is locate I about four
miles from New Bern.
It l understood that M. r Bishop will
divide thit land up into several sections,
build a number of dwellings and out
hiuses on each sedi n, and bring a
number of funnei s her 3 from his state
an I let them farm on it The price
paid by the purchaser could not. be
Don't let the' cold snap
catch you without a heater
fronv J. S. Basnieht Hdw.
Co. 67 S. Front St., Phone
99, ' "
Third Game Championship Series
Goes To Athletics ia ( Eleven
' ; Inoiug2.. .
New York Oct, 17.-Crawling out of
light places several t'mes, MatthtWson
was unnble to save his team from d
feat today at the Polo Grourds, largely
kt.. V U urnli rnrtt. kit,
Coombs. - ' - !i
The New Yorki ona run in the third
looked all sufficient to win until Baker
In the ninth made a home run,1 tying
tha sore. Neither elub could sore In
the tenth, in the eleventh the Athletics
got two runs the New Yorks coming
within one of lying tbe tc.re, The
error column ehuw the . efftct ' the
weather, had, ij rxiing rainy, , Tlie at
tendance was 30,0110. ' !
The score ' ' RI1E
N v York 0 0 1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 123 -6
0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 1-0 2-3-9-
,1!! , J.,n nrul ' - a.
Hall is the First Man in the State
xEver Convicted For
, ' --Tlin Hrimfi..;,-
aleigh, Oct. O.-George Hall, pr ob-
ably the first white m m ever convicted
in North Carolina for participating in a
lynching of negroes, will be a free man,
December 20, Governor Kitchin has
commuted his sentence. Hall was in
the multitude which lynched neernes at
Salisbury in 1906 for the murder of the
Lyerly family near Barber Junction,
but was the only one of the mob convic
ted. He was sentenced to 15 years. Of
the persons asking for his cummu'.ation
148 were legislators, the others being
prominent citizens and officers of Riw
an county, In his reasons for the com
mutation, Governor Kitchin says:
" The prisoner was one of a mu'ii
tude that participated in the lynching
of the negroes charged with the murder
otlhe Lyerly family in Rowan county a
i tie over five years ago, I am in
fo md that there was no evidence at
the trial connecting him with the lynch
ingfu'ther than that he was wilh the
crowd which att ickcd the jail. Hi was
properly convicted of conspiracy to kill
Nione else was convicted. The law
rixps th imprisonment at from 2 to 15
ytars in th? discretion of the court. The
prisoner has a good prson record, and
has been worth m ich to prison discip
line by his exm le. Owin; to h s skill
as a carpenter anil fidelity, he has been
worth for his labor several ordinary
prisoners, many oflkors and olh -r lead
ing citizens of Rowan county, 145 mem
bers of the legislature, and many other
reputable citizens recommen Jin clem
ency, I therefore commute his seat
ence to a term expiring on the 20. h of
December, 1911, on conditi n ih it he
remain law-abiding and of good behav
ior hereafier. "
Another pardon' was issued today,
DanCurry, an old negro, convicted id
Davidson county in August of se linn
liquo-',' being the beneficiary. Curry
was sentenced to s x mouths in jail.
2,003 acres choice farm
land at Warsaw, N. C-, wil)
be cut in to small farms and
sold at auction Friday, Oct
27th at 10 A. M ' Southern
Realty & Auction Co., E. M.
Andrews Mgr., Greensboro,
Announcement of Marriage.
The following c'ipping.from Knoxville.
Tenn., Sentinel, will be of interest to
the many friends hre of the pros; ec
tive bridesgroom, Mr. Chapmai is a
brother of Mrs. Richard N. Duffy ol
Handsomely enc raved Invitathn;
bearing the following formula are be
Mr. and Mrs. John Yates Johnston
request the honor of
company at the marriage of their
I , to
Mr. David Carpenter Chapman
on Saturday, the fourth of November,
at twelve o'clock
at four hundred and twenty-one
' ' West Main avenue
Knoxville, Tennessee. -'
Will be at home
thci tie first of December, -
v 411 West Main avenue. ...
Miss Johnsto i will have as her sole
attendant her sister, Mrs E. Hepburn
S lunders, nee Janie Johnston, a mat
ron of -honor. '''
Dr. Richard Daffy, of New Bern, N.
C, biother-in lew of Mr. : Chapman,
will act as beat man and the grooms
man ai I be Messrs Cary F, Speice,
Cowan Rodders, E. Hepburn Siu iders,
and Charlea M. Tnomas.
Little Miss Pauline Gaut and M ister
Joseph Borch ?a will act ai pillow-bear
ere. ..- ' . ':'
The ceremony will be performed by
Bhhop Thos, F. Gailor, assisted by Dr.
Walter a Whitaker.
The wedihg will be a rup"H1 event
of no'e owing to the unusual popuUrity
ana prominence or '"n"Blon mS
Mr, Chapman, both of whom are mem
bers hf two of the most distingushed
families in the sUte.
I , Miai Jnhriafiin Mai a amitrim ISona I
Iwhose beauty anl charm of ma,
and winning personality have won her
j a hst of friends not ouly in this sUU
but wherever she has vUited, end her
wedding will be an
event of more than
! local Interept.
Mr. Chapman is one of Knoxville'
most popular, piogrpHiive anilcupiblo
buHiueHS men. He has always been an
advocate of progressive maaore and as
chairman of the Board of Tiadehas
exerted a gri at deal of ii fl ii noe. He
is 1ho vice-president and ge e al man
sier of the Chapman Drug company,
nnd prominent in c!ut and I u in-
THE STATE - .
Gov. Harmon Makes Impromptu4
Speech at Dedication of
, Raleigh, 18. The Sta'e Fair opened
in great shape -with exblhiU, tliat are
easily well In advance of those of any
previous year. The agricultural ex
hitp, the horticultural exhibits: the cat
tle and kirdred features 'are the finest
ever and theexhibits of farm machinery
and commercial enterprises are general
ly all well up to the standard. - The
weither conditions begun- very sat
isfactory, no rain falling until late in
the day and the indications even then
t-eing that the rain will not be such as
to in any way discommode the fair
events and the thousands of people.
Save from a tremendous downpour,
nothing marred the celebration of the
completion of the new a uditorium and
t e magnificent building "was dedicated
for uso as a municipal. bJitdihg and con
vent i m hi II. The exercise's Were pull
ed off as per program, ' and tho large
audience, many of them bein persons
from oi her cities and towns.: enjoyed
the exerci-es to the utmost, H j
Col Charles E. Johnson, ch ait man of
the municipal building commission, pre
sent! d the auditorium to the ci y, and
it waa accepted by Mayor! Jamei I.
Johnson. s''.'. ' .-, ( J
Striking- impromptu remarks by Gov
ernor Judnou A. Harmon,- of Ohio, anH
a Htirring tribute to this distinguished
citiz -n as a Presidential possibility, by
the krn at audience 'gathered in the
$: lendid and immense structure impart
ed an extra special zest SBd interest to
ite exercises in dedication .of the
new au' i'crium set aside for the uses
if the city and the State.' '
Govrnor Ha-mon a at obliged by per
sisient calls to address the crowd, al
tloni!h he had determined to not apeak
until his set Fair address Wednesday
noon. He had greatly "i admired the
sample of North Carolinians he had met
in dir-cr States and waa" more than
del'gnted with the people as he was
meeting t'.ern on this, his first visit to
i he S.aie. He had met Vance many
year.i ago en tho English channel wben
h", Vance, was desperat.ly Beisick.and
had ministered to him, and had learned
to love him. He had two ' prominent
lawyers of North Carolina under him an
district uttorneys, - when he presided
ovfr the Department of Justice, at
WiiHl'ina-ton.and the people of the State
had si en fit since to make both of them
govern rs. He thought that einct
Caro iniana seemed to think so much of
his boys they might tblnk"th ' Old
Man" would do also Governor1 Har
mon was roundly cheered repeatedly,
and spoke for fifteen minntea, The
dedication exercises were a splendid
success in every detail. , j- .
One ho se farm, adapted to com and
c itton, fine open range, good reside ce
and out buildings, wire. fence, well
drained, orchard and vineyard, excel
lent water, healthy. An ideal place for
small family who wishes to raise poul
try and stock. Address X, care of
Journal Office. ' '4. ' ':"
raccss To Celebrate Twenty-First
Tonight at 8 o'clock ' at Centenary
Methodist Church, the Bsraccas of New
Bern will celebrate their enly-firsl
anniversary. An appropriate program
has been arranged for the occasion and
it is hoped that every meraher , will be
able to attend. A eordixl invitation is
extended to every Philathean in the city
to be present and awls, ia the exercis
es. " ' . ' V h . -
The following program, has been ar
By the Ba-accas
Violin S. Li
Piat o Solo
. B Dr. Parker
By Mr. D. E. Henderson
By Qu irtette fiom Fin t
, Bapt Ut Church
By Mr," S ,M. Brinion
Bv Miaa Daphne Coward
By Q lartette from M.th
odiit B .rcc Class
At the conclusion of ibis program the
u... (.in nit PhilmKaia will rprtair la
th reception room where delicloua r
frehmmta will be served.
Aviator C. P. Rodgera flaw from Mc-
Akaur, Okla., toFrtVvOTth, Texas
At the sale cf the 2,003
acres at Warsaw, Friday, Oct
27th at -10 A. M.,; purchasers
farms will have railroad
tare piia DOin WaV3. tree!m January. WL ami to
silver souvenirs, :nd con
ceit and barbecue ca day of
sale. Southern K.ilty &
Auction Co., E. 1 1. Andre, i
Resolutions Urging Concerted Ao ..
- tion. Hold Cotton Now. Cur
' tail Crop Next Year.
Ralrigh, OcL 19th. North Carolina '
f aimers, representing practically t.T
section of the State, met in the bill of
the house of representativea yesterday
in response to the call issued by Presi
dent H, Q Alexander, of the State
Farmers' Union, to discuss the present
low pri e of cotton and to devise means
where' y the farmers of North Carolina
might co-operate .with the farmers of
the cotton belt in protecting themselv
aga'h t the present situation by holding
tl is year'a crop for better prices and
curtailing the crop of next year. To
this end the following resolutions were
"Whereas, We meet in a time noth-
ing leas than a crisis to all Southern in- '
terebts, cotton is now selling telow the ,
cost of production, to the great injury
of not only our farmers, but of every
w irtby interest in the South. .
"Whereas, All the information we
have received from every part of tl
South indicates that the crop is mater i- '
ally shorter than the government esti
mate indicate i, and we are confident
that farmers who hold cotton' will get
an advance of from $10 to $20 a bale
before the spring. " :
"Resolved, That we earnestly urge
farmers throughout North Carolina to
refuse to sell a pound of lint at present
p-ics, and that they n )t o.ily refuse to
sell themiilves but act together thro'
their unions o- otherwise, to arrange -for
all o her farmers to get advances on
their cotton and holl for the higher
prices tht are aure t come; we ear
nestly urg-j all merchant) and manu
facturers to co-operate to this end. '
"Resolved 21. That wo urge that cot
ton be held in the seed, this plan ma
terially benefits the.lint.'
"Resolved 31, That we approve the
call of the convention to be held in New
Orleara on the 231, and we appoint two !
delegates from each Congressional die- ,
trict to attend that convention, . .
'Resolved 4th, That we most era
pi atically urge .upon our people tho
ireat opportunity for' forming co-oper- .
ative warehouse i. Such warehouses
should be organized by farmers in co
operation with business men. -- ;
"Resolved 5th, That we regard the
price of cotton seed as being as much .
below tho cost of production as cotton,
and we ahould hold for better prices, or
best of all, feed to stock and get in full
its two value both ita feeding value
and its fertilizing value.
- "Resolved 6th,, Tnat we recognize ,
that the only permanent insurance of .
better prices must be found in confi- 1
dence that next year'a crop will not be
another bumier yield. We wish to pre
sent as the mist important m titer to
cove before the Governors' Conferen
ces and the most important matter for
our Farmers' Ujio.i, ia to take steps at
once all over the South, to effectually
reduce tbe 1912 acreage. To thia end
we recommend ror consideration and
amendment (wi h legal advice) the fol
lowing plan, presented by President A.
J. McKinnon: .
That in order to protect the inter-
eat of the S uth that it is necessary for
the acreage io cotton to bs red jced next
year to a size that will avoid ths possi
bility of a surplus for the future, and
to accomplish this result we recommend
thatthr Farmers' Union sign them
selves and get tho farmore in their re '
iipective communities, who are not mem
bers of the order, to sign tho following
"For valua received we,' the under
signed farmers, Jand owners and ten
ants hereby agree lht mo will not,
plant, or permit to be planted exeetd'ng
sixty per cent of the open tenable land
I now own, or may her. after acquire,
m cotton, and I further a free that in
case three partiea to this agreement
think my acreage to cotton ia in exceia
of this agreement that they may have
a cimpetent surveyor to aurvey and
make the calculation at their expense, '
and if 1 h iva viol tied the agreement I
agree to pay all expei.s 's for said sur
vey and pay $10.00 per acre for each in
excess of CO per cent of my total open
laiid devoted to cotton.
, "it l inrther agreed that said debt
shall immediately become dm and pay
able to the treasurer of the nearest lo
cal union ty the Ian1 owner o whose
I land the txceas acreage ia found, and
aid lani owner shall have power to re
cover from any tenint violating thia
agreement $10.00 per acre in the suae
manner he would collect a.iy other ac
count advanced by hira for said tenant.
"Any funds thus collected shall be
long to Farmers' Union and so much m
necessary shall be expended to ei.f f
tiiis agreement. If any bulanca, it !..-.'!
Imm sd t,s ci-ic'.ed by the ord;r.
VThia agreement to become '
full forca an I f
prire of n,i Ml.i
c . tin) il t'
if fu!,,tl Jit
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