North Carolina Newspapers

    No 58-
34th. YEAR
John Godett, Colored, Slips Mau-
-v acles tVorh "His Ankles And
" ." -T Escapes.- -
: Sometime during Wednesday night
fcnd whilt the remainder of the inmates
were wrfppfed in tha arms of Morphea,
ifibn GodstUj n member of the Craven
eounty e,ingng, In some manner toe?
. ceeded in removing the aback lea with
which he vm chained : to hia' bunk,
from hia leg and jded himself away in
to the darkness njf the night. : eate'r
day morning f hen the roll -wa called,
Godette's ajbaonea was discovered. The
overceer csjne to-New Bern and inform
ed the sheriff '. .of, the escape, and. the
police of tblf ety and also the authori
tiea in nearly towns were given a de
. scriptionpihe' fugitive snd asked to be
on the lookout 'for h'm, Shortly after
5 o'clock yesterdjy afternoon Chief of
Police W4 JrjRouae at Dover, a small
town twenty (our miles to the west of
Mew Bern, saw' a regro acting in a
very suspicious, manner and he at once
came to the, conclusion that it was the
escaped conMlcL' SH called to the man
, and ordered him to halt: , Uodette at
first, stared t;' run but doubtless
thought lhAt he might receive a load of
shot frora the rear and came .to a stop.
The offiRe tipiied him but be stout
ly declared, that ,he was not, the man
wanted. However Officer House thought
different and planed him under arrest
and .brought hini to New Bern last
evening and torped him over to the
aherif , TJjs QjESer'a suspicions proved
to be correct and the r egro will be re
turned to the samp this morniug. How
Codetta managed to get the manacles
from around hU lugs will doubtless ever
remain a mystery as no refuaes to tell
how is wa dune, ;
New Bern' Take Notice.
Mr. Edjtor- Please stop my ad at
once. SiqcKJny last ad. was placed in
. your paper, wy business ' has locreased
so I cannot kardlf wait on mv cu$to"
men.' PJqaaa stop until further notice.
One fine muj.(pr BaU-"Big Hill,"
the Shingly and Paper Roofing Man.
Abductor - Of Cofored Girl Captured
' , In ;J(ew Bern.
. Wednesday J iight Chief of Police
Luptoo recsiyerL. a telephone message
from the,., Sheriff, of Pamlico county
asking bin) to be pn the watch for Levi
and Hattie. Brysn, colored, who were
wane! at Odaqtal for abducting a
young colored girt" ' AH of the officers
were notjSed to.hp on (he lookout for
the pair and short while later police
officer Parker jocated them and placed
them under arrest Yesterday after
noou the. 8heriff of Pamlico county ar
rived in the city , and carried the man
and woman tick with him.
. 2.003 acres choice farm
land at Warsaw, N. C, will
be cut' in to $mall farms and
sold at auction Friday, Oct,
27th aUO A M Southern
Realty, & Ruction Co., E. M
, Andrews, Mgr., Greensboro,
n.q m,-:
Staple of the ; South' U In an Excep
tional J Condition Increased Acre
ags Under Cultivation, .'';
Thla crop is on of the largest in the
hlttory f the industry, nd will be ap-
' proilmateiy- UUOO.OCO bales of 600
: Doonda. or about 200.000 bales more
than the recojrdfear of 1904. ; .
While thf re were decllms In the con
dition in eor; o't the Southern staUs
there w an, improvement of 2 per
cent In fbrj 1 per eent in North
Carolina wt noi4 With an indicated
' food yield and the largest acrt age on
; record. . With.Vbumper crop assured
and the unprecndented heavy receipt!
running frorft 75 to 1Q0.COO bales a day,
cotton sf'U nstgrally go down with It
' own wei (. If e,'fley stspie bss very
fewfrim 4 It. present and in conse
quesce tl '7:lt seeks a low level,
less than U cost of production, and at
Dresent ,vi' t there Is' very little
. "nouriul i; :tit in. it for the producer.
Xs a writer has laid "when the farmer
' suffers the whole world suffers. " The
fai mar is justly entitWd to a Just and
fair rtpuutstloo for Lis product, but
when the market is blocked every wher
' with cotton, the spinners and exporters
are never k' n for cotton sa It look
lower when so much is thrown u)on the
'market. The i ? porters. Cankers and
lnu iofsi ru n are willinir to ai i and as
sUt the frmir in holding and will make
l.Li'i&l a -.IvMicrs upon all stored with!
them. : pisnor meinoa snouici ne
ih-r damn, m w. had a crop of is.
ciic.con, cotton (s good pioperty at
cen,,' v t t v
' Wy Truly Yo r.
Is Now President Taft's Plan
v, fore Returning
. i Home. v
Las Vegas, N M., Oct. 19th. Presi
dent Taft's notable 'swing around the
circuit,', now in its fifth week, will not
end on Not,-1st, as first contemplated,
nut will -continue until November the
15th or 18tb.
The President will travel some three
or four thousand miles more than at
first intended, bringing. the total mile
age of his trip up to between 10,000 and
17,000 miles and breaking all known
records for presidential travel. '
The itinerary of the original ttip will
be followed to Pittsburg, where Presi
dent Taf t will spend Tuesday, October
81. Theo Instead of keeping on to
Washington, Mr, Taft will go direct to
Morgantown, W. Va., to spend Wed
nesday, Nov. 1, thence to Hot Sprins,
Va., to rest for five days, starting west
again in time to vote at Cincinnati.
Following the Cincinnati trip Presi
dent Taf t probably will g to H dgen
ville, Ky., to participate in the dedica
tion of the Lincoln farm memori il.
There are two Or three tentative dates
in Tennessee and then it in expected
Mr. Taf t will return to Washington,
The dates of the supplemental trip
have not been fixed .beyond Cincinnati
as ye', . -v. ;'':v ' ., 1
A Good Oil Heater.
Nothing islbetter to heat quick with,
than an Oil Stove. I have the Barter
whi-h is Considered the best, prieejfrom
$3.60 to $7.60.
Eestorallon of Noted Fountain. -Washington
Oct.' 21 Referring to-,
day to recent publications relative to
the restoration of the large fountain or
geyser which for many years played at
Round Knob, N. C, In fight of passing
trains on the Southern Railway. Presi
dent Finley said;,
"There teem; to be some , misappre-
henrion as to the rs'orjtijn of this
geyser. On a trip which he made
through Western North Carolina sev
eral months ago, Dr. George F. Baker,
of New York, noted that the geyser
was no loner flowing. Inquiries hav
ing satisfied him that t would be prac
ticable to rest ire it, he arranged to
have the work done en'irely at his ex
penae as a' testimonial of his h gh
ppreciati n of the great service rend
ered by his f iend. Colonel Alexander
Andrews, of Rakigh. N. I'.v Firs
Vice-President of the Southern Railway
Company, it the development of Wet-
tern North Carolina.
The work of restoration is now un-
ler way and the nw geyser will soon
be in operatior,- throwing a column ol
vater 250 feet in the air." . ;
r Easy Way to Put up Prices.
Acting upon the suggestion of a news
item in a recent issue of the Journal,
Or. J. A, DJguid, of Vanceboro, baa
brought a bale of cotton to s'ore until
jricei get higher. The suggestion was
chat ever boly who was abK buy a
iale and keep it for the purpose o
raising h price, There ar at Jeatit
three) thoussnd, probably more people
in Craven county that can spare enough
money to buy a tela of cotton. ' Other
counties cau do their part, all over the
South, nntil several millions of bales
are taken off the market. What eff t
this will have in putting up prices ct n
rfaiily'beseen, even to a man up
tree Think of It ! Is it not 'the bej
suggestion that bss been offered T '
- 8ome Verbal Slips.
. Without being- a pedant one mny
rote many inaccuracies In the use Of
words in bis own speech and in turn
of others. Perhaps "excuse" for.' par
don" is tbe most common of these, not
in -nirler mere malaproplsnis or
murders of tbe Itlne's English. "Anx
loua" used where "easer" is meant la
ano'tlicr freauent error, and more of
ten "secure" Is spoken incorrectly than
correctly. Ordinarily when "procure
or "eet" la intended "secure" is said
Thau instances do not come within
even the category of distorted syn
onyms. Tbey are simply words tuls
nnited. ' Of orsctically synonymous
terms which have different sh-.ides of
meanhig tbe misuses of ordlnsrycon
vernation and of writing sre lunu
merable. But to find fault with most
of these Istter wsnts of . precision
would be prlffglsn. It Is a prontable
mental exercise to study nt llmr-s
Km e9 ivnnnirmi or a thesaurus.' The
tsw "J j
book stores and libraries will be glad
besides, to guide tbe wayfarer to mauy
- - books or veroai pui
' 1
DOn t lCt the COld Snap
- catch you without a heater
8 from J. S, Dasnight Hdw.
Co. 67 S. Front St., Phone
By Steel Trust To Forstall Disso-
lution of Corporation By
. New York, Oct. 20,-The United
States S eel. Corporation, in its t ffort
to avert prosecution by" the United
States Government under the Sherman
Anti Trust law, is to cancel the lease Of
the Great Northern properties, contain
ing are which the trust estimates to be
worth about $3000,000,000, i -.
..Under the terms of the lease the con
tract cannon be abrogated until Jan.
15, 1015fvwhen the lessee company, if it
desires, can exercise its option to do so
it ijhaa given two years notice.
With the cancellation of the lease the
300,000,000 or more tons of ore ii tbe
rich ' Great Northern lands should be
open, to tha independent steel manufac
tures and to foreign rival of the great
Morgan combination which confesses
to the control of more than 60 percent
of the steel trade of this country.
- That the dropping of this rich concession-obtained
from James J. Hill's
Great Northern Railroad was due to an
effort to checkmate the Uliited-States
Government in any attempt it may
make to dissolve the steel corporation
ss a combination in restraint of trade,
was demonstrated, it was said -by the
report on the company made recently
by H. Knox Smith, United States Com.
mnsioner of Corporations, , .
In that report tbe commissioner saH
the Steel Trust ' monopoly consisted
largely in its lease of the Great North
ern ore lands and its arrangement with
that railroad whereby all competitors
in the steel trad a were excluded from
purchasing ore there.
The Congreisional committee now in
vestigating the Steel Trust also intends
it is said, to urge the dissolution of the
trust from the transportation business
in the ore lands, and that fact, taken in
connection with the report of- the Com
mission of Corporations, ha) caused the
truBt, it is said, to believe that if it d'u
vorce itself from these ore lands it itl
be immune to any proceeding the Gov
ernment may bring under the Sherman
Anti-Trust la. 1 ' - ' .
Under tbe terms of the lease the
Steel Trust is to pay to Louis W. Hill,
amrs N. Hill and Walter Hill, as trus
tees for the land, the exceptionally
high royalty of eighty-five cents a ton,
with an annual increase of 3.4 cents a I
ton, Of Ih's agreement Commissioner
Smith in his report says: '
The ' only .reasonable explanation of
ehis extraordinary transaction is that the
Steel Corporation desired to prevent
this ore either from being mined and
cold to independent producers, this pos-
ibly depressing the price -of ore. or
rom being used by the Hill interests to
build up a new and dangerous competi
tor in the iron and steel business, thus
depressing the prices of iron and steel
oducts. The .Steel Corporation was
the Only concern in the iron and steal
bjjiaess which was strong' enough fin
ancially to even conside the taking over
such a large quantity of ore at such n
hiih royalty.
No figures are available to show how
much ore the Steel Trmt has mined
from these lands since the lease, but it
is known that 5,000,000 tons not mi ltd
las been paid for, and that the mini
mum amount tne company must mine
this year under the terms of aease is
3,750,00 tons, for which it will hive to
pay about $3,697,000,
Don't say "they haven't
got it till you ye tried us.
J. S. Basni2ht Hdw. Co. .
Like S 8on From the Middle Ages.
The oldest and largest uulversity in
the world Is El-Azbar at Cairo. Found
ed In 075, it has been from tbe start a
national institution, the khedive being
the rector. .The" minimum age of en
trance Is fifteen, and the appllcaul
must know half the Koran by heart. If
Wind the whole Koran, and be oole to
read nnd write. The curriculum con
sists of virtually nothing but theology
and canon law, the final examination
fifteen years after mntrleulntion being
upon these, together with traditions of
the . prophet: Grammar, vtymoiogy.
rhetoric and logic. It Is the same In
struction which has prevailed for con
turtes. and one who goes Into the great
court where the circles of students nre
Hlttlni at the feet of thulr Gamaliels
looks upon it scene preserved from the
middle ages, "a perfect specimen, iit
ing, breathing nnd putlre."Argouaut,
Farting For Health.
Thousands of years before it was
practiced as a -religions .rite rusting
Vus practiced as a health men 8 lire In
Egypt, ludla aud China. Conlimipo'
ran tn Cicero WHS AsolcllladoS. U
Greek physician, who strongly
cated this Idea, and 1,000 jours lifter
his day lbu Sinn. ihllosipher pud
niedlcni snge, arauel the virtues of
temporary abstinence on the ground
that it came easier than constant moderation.
Officials of Southern tobacco States
decul.d to fi'iht the Tobacco Trust's
(' ncf (!. --olu Ion,
Such a Rank Demanded For The
. American Navy to Preserve
lis Dignity. L
Washington, Oct. . 20,-The humilia
ting position in which, an American na
zal commander raVbe placed in a case
involving internatijaV'tl joint action by
lck of sufficient rank has beea.emphv
siz.d in view of the Navy-M)epartrneot
of the present situation of the Ameri
can naval commanded in China. Asa
result, it is confidently expected that
Secretary. Meyer . will make a strong
appeal to Congress to set upon the rec
ommendation he has already made for
the creation of the rank of vice admir
al. i ,: .' .V:
: Sound naval practice .and a. proper
sense of prid j in the American navy
will be set out as the reasons - for the
recommendation that a vice-admiral be
provided for each of thv three great
fleets, the Atlantic, tha Pacific and the
Asiatic. . If Congress Bees fit to ap
prove this reco-n.nendation it may he
that whin Reginald F. Nicholson hoists
his flag over the Asiatic fleet parly next
year he will do so with the rank of ice
aimiral and thus be placed iq a position
of at leaatequality ilh the command
ers of the Japanese, Briiiih and Ger
man fleets in Chinese waters. :
; ''i ,'
At the sale! of the 2,000
acres at Warsaw, Friday, Oct
27th at 10 A. iJt purchasers
o5 farms wiH kave railroad
fare paid both ways. Free
silver souvenirs, band t con
cert and barbecue on day of
sale. Southern Realty &
Auction Co., E. M. Andrews
Mgr, Greensboro, N. C.
A Death Ftienine Plant, ,
That cerium tusiT-ts, biixisr inammaff;
and reptiles habitually pretend to bi
dead when Uuuxci- threnteus them Is n
well, known fact, but It is generally be
lieved that this stratagem Is resorted
to only by mil ma Is. In South America.
however, there Is a plant a species of
mimosa which resorts to death feign
ing, evidently for the purpose of pre
venting the grass eating animals from
eating it In Us natural state tUls
plant has a vivid 'green bue but di
rcc-tly It is touched by a human linger
or by any living nulmal It collapses
into a tangle of apparently dead and
withered stems.
Smart Sayings.
Lord Pnliuerston's reply to the Illit
erate member who asked hlui, "Are
there two hens In 'Oniton?" Is u speci
men of. bis rather boisterous chaff.
"No; only one. That's why beggs are
so scarce there." 1
Mr. Disraeli's comment upon a por
trait of himself. "Is It not hldeous-
aud so like?" exhibited a discernment
not common with unflattered sitters.
'Twenty Years In Parliament"
v" On the Quiat.
- Little Marjory Mamma, wbot is
splnsterT Mother A spinster, my
dear, Is a woman to be envied. . But
don't tell your father I said so. Liver
pool Mercury.
- . Easy.
' About the easiest thing In the world
is to make Rplendld plans for the In
vestment of, the money one has not
yet succeeded in getting. Chicago Rec-
ord-FIernld.-. :
. " Milton's Opinion,- . "
Milton was once asked If be Intended
to Instruct bis daughter In tbe differ
ent lan(ruages.i 'He replied: "No, sir,
One ton pie Is sufficient for a woman."
Fame can never make us lie down
contentedly on a deathbed. Pope,
Large incre ises in both exports and
imports were r porttd for the month of
September, .t;" V '
6ad Dreams, Nervouanesi, Bilious-
nesa, and all Stomach Misery.
; Go to Bradham Drag Co. today don't
procrastinate get a fifty cent box of
MI-O-NA stomach tablets nd get rid
of all that annoying gas, sourness, heart
burn, bloatinir and heavin ss. thev aruar-
1 antAA tliAm' lf'
( There wouldn't, be so manv deaths
. Boiitoiiidimstlonlf suffereri wonld
constantly cany a few MI-O-NA
lets with them
Read this from a man 64 years ol I
- and then decide whether you prefer to
suffer longer or not. 1 ' . , . ! '
'I am on my second box If MI-O-NA.
I received relief after tak'ing two doses.
I fuel like a different msn. I im 61
years olJ and MI-U NA is the beat thing
I ever used for Stomach trouble." J,
M. Hurler, K. F. I). No. 3, Box 68,
Wiswt.'ir, Ohio. Fifty tents for a large
I ( of si .much tiil l- ts at Hradham
1 . I '. I I ' 'i evrry v. lirro.
Explosion Let a Quantity of Wa
ter Into The Shaft Where Mi
ners Were Working.
Hibernia, N. J., October 2l-Twelve
men were drowned here when a blast
destroyed a partition" . between two
shafts in the iron mines of the Wharton
Steel Company and let a great quantity
of water) accumulated in an old shaft
od the gallery where they "were at
work. All the victims are foreigners
except D ivid Slaighr, foreman of the
gang, who lost his life in trying to aid
rm men. Ti.e ac ilent occurred in
what was known as the New Langdon
shaft, where sixty men were at work.
Between this shaft end the abandoned
one was a partition or logs. A blast
fired toon after the day shift went to
work weakened this barrier so that Jt
gave way before the water in the ad
joining gallery.
In less than a minute the water was
over the miners' heads and they were
obliged to swim in the darkness toward
he opening leading, to a hip her level.
The place where they were at work
was about 310 feel below the surface;.
rtiose who lost th ir lives were unable
to swim or were pushed down by their
struggling mates.
S.aight, th foreman, was in a posi
tion of safety when the deluge came,
but he rushed into the submerged shaft
o assist the drowing men and was
caught there with the other men.
Snake's Method of Attack.
No snake Is able to Jump or spring
from a coil lu order to strike, as often
represented In pictures. It can only
strike when It resembles' the letter S
and Is lying flat on the ground. It can
then only reach the distance supplied
by stretching the body out straight.
The two curves iu the figure 8 supply
this distance, which Js about half, the
length of the body. No suake jumps
through the air to Its victim or springs
clear from the ground, rising upon its
tall;'- Such stories nnd pictures are all
falser Neither do they coll like a rope
aud strike from that position. They
may coil partially, but the part of the
body that does the striking is ever and
only that part which makes the figure
S nniTUes flat on the ground; hence no
serpent cau strike when stretched out
Its full length.
Lamb and His Snuffbox.
"One summer's evening," writes
none, "1 was walking on Hampstead
heath with 'harles Lamb, and we had
talked ourselves Ilrto a philosophic con
tempt of our slavery to the habit of
snuff taking, and with the firm resolu
tlou of never again taking a siugle
pinch we threw our stulfboxes away
from the hill on which we stood fur
among the furze and brambles below
and went home In triumph. I began
to lie very miserable; was wretched all
night. Iu the morning I was walking
on the same hill. I saw Charles Lamb
below, searching among the, bushes.
Ho looked up, laughing, and said
What! You are come to look for your
snuffbox too?' Oh, no,' said I, taking
a pinch out of a paper in my waistcoat
pocket; 'I went for a halfpeuuy worth
to tbe first shop that was open!' "
Stoves polished and put up
See Basnieht Hdw. Co ,
Phone 99.
. How a Wild Horse Bucks.
Rnfus Btec-Ie. In "Mustangs. Busters
and Outlaws t f the Nevada Wild Horse
Country," In the American Magazine,
tells of the glorious sHrt of capturing
liud training wild horses. "Busting'
is no sport for a novice. Heal busters
are trained to the game from child
hood, lie writes: .
i "A touch of tbe spur or a flick of
he quirt signals tbe start His knowl
edge of what to do must be a heritage
from his sncestors, ror an norses uo
it', snd all American wild horses are
sprung from, horses that tfhee. carried
men. Ho pons down bis bead aud levt
tates straight heavenward.' While he
aud you are hlgb In the air be arches
bis back nnd stiffens bis body to Iron
rigidity. Thus he comes back to eartUi
The sensation to the rider Is as if bis
snlnnK column had been struck by
pile driver. Tbe Impression is not
nnalvned nt the time, for the horse
goes into the air again immediately
He awlnss to. rlcht or left, or he
'change ends' completely while In
tbe ulr, and you come down fnoln;;
soulhwnrd. whereas yon were facing
northward when jon ascended. "
Owing tolhe fact that my business
requires my attention and presence at
another place, I have rVcidud to place
it y house snd lot on the mirket Th
lot contains 8 acres of the best land in
the vicinity of Clark, The dwelling
house U new and m xlern, and the out
house are in the best of condition'. A
fine young orchard is a'so locat'd on the
lot, alio a fine grape vineyard. I will
sell this place cheap to the proper per
son. If interas.fd write to or s e me at
orce, '
General IZeports of Stocks Show
Increases In Hester's 8 ate
ment. New Orleans. Oct. 21 Seeretaiy
Heters statement of the world's vis
ible supply of cotton, issue! yesterday.
shows the total visible to be 3,133,853
bales against 2,763,079 last week and
2,745,499 last year. Of this the-total
of American cotton is 2608; 853 against
226,079 list week and 2,195,499 last
year, of all other kinds, including
Ept, B-azil, India, etc. f?5,Q0'J bles
gainst 627,000 last week, and 650,000
last year. ; .'i , ..... . '
Of the world's visible supply of cot
ton there is now afloitandheld inGret
Britain and continental Eqrope 1.612,-
000 bales against 1.439,000 last year, jn
India 254,000 against 206,000 last year,
and in the United States 1,198,000
against 996,000 iast year. . . , . ;
One-horse farm, adapted to cpm qd
cotton, fi'.e 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 pf
Journal Office. : . . .
Lost in Pocosln.
Only thoFe who have been there- can
now what it is to be lost in a pocosin
after dark. Last week nrar Haveloek.
Mr Wynne and a colored man, went into
the pocosin near that pUce to look af
ter a survey line It became dark and
they were u nable to find their; way out,
though hut a short distance . inside .the
pocosin bounds. Tbe Norfolk-Southern
train passing gave them the direction,
but a turn lost thtm again-1 Finally a
party of friends started with bells nod
fire arms, and it wai only . after some
labor that the two mn were found n.i
got home. There was no special danger
but who wjn's to remain in a pocosin
all night with iut preparation ,
Have you neglected your Kidneys?
Have you overworked your nervous sye
tern and caused trouble with, your kid
neys and bladder T Have you pains fa)
loins, side, back, groins and bladder!
Have you a flabby appearance of the
face, especially under the eyes? Too fre
quent a desire to pass urine? If so, Wil
liams Kidney Pills will curt vou-at
Druggist, Price 50c. Williams' M'f'f
Co., Prop., Cleveland, O.
Bridgeton, Oct. We will try and let
the readers of the Journal hear from us
Our little town on the Neuse has been
vtry quiet for the past few days.
Mr. Leroy Davis, who went through
an opera ion at Stewart's sanitarium
son.e time ago, was brought home las
week.. We are sorry to say he does net
seem to improve any, there is pot much
hope of his recovery. . ' '
Mrs, Mary E, Willis is ip our town
visiting friends. . .
Misses LillUn Cahoon and Helen Har
rie, of Vanceboro, are visiting, at th
home of Miles Potter, on Bridge St. .
Mrs. Sarah White, of Cove City, is
visiting her sister, Mrs. W, H. Willis,
on B street. "i
Mr. Clyde Hopewell is very sick at
his home on Bridge street with typhoid
fever. --.- ... "
We are glad to say that our public
school is getting along fine, they have.
much laiger attendance than last year
Q lite a number of our people hsve
been attending ths Free Will tUptltt
Conference that has been going on a
Saints Delight church near here, during
the past week, ' '.
Mr. T, A. G em and Mrs. Susan
Churchill and Mis C. V. McUhe.i
New Bern, were over to our- town last
Thusday visiting Mrs, Archis WsHaj
who is quite sick, r- i-'.'"""
Mr. N C. Brooks is all sm I-',
b y. ', ' ' ;' ... ' .7' ' i . .;'
. ' ( . m ....
it's a
M D, II. Fhmming, whoU at work
at Jscksotv.lie, js at homo visl lng hi
family. ' . " (
We are gla 1 to say that Mrs. Juliu
Taylor whi hai.been very sick XQr sn
time is Improving. '. , ... -
Mr. Warren Tucker has rpn e 1 or e o
Mr. C V. McGeehee's houeei m u St
and will soon go to hous ke ping:
, . Aft ; 5 i
A Good Heater--':
You can get the Wilson & f
heater nearly ascheapasinf io
just consider the amount f '
will save and the life of t'
J. i. '
.1. E. Latham Gives Eie-ht Tteaa-
ons For Weakness aud In-:
flucucea Leading to Low ,
Prices. . '
.Greensboro, N. O, Oct. 21-Cotton .
Continues to, drclin?. How low wilt it "
go, and when will the bottom be reach- "
edT Tbis que-tion is asked many times
every day. Under the ' influence of
small crops and speculative impulse tha
average price for nearly two years has
oeen close to fifteen eents; a price per
haps never justified by the inexorable
aw. of supply and demand. " These ficti
tious values meri very injurious to cot
ton mills generally, and as- to dealers
hey brought about conditions 'awful to
contemplate In ' the way o defaulted ,
contracts, etc., etc. The r action from
prices abnormal is now being felt very
keenly y the planters; not that cotton
is selling below the cost of production :
K. f ktan i4 rloA nrmliiainn that
these over-stimulated prices bad com
to stay. This is evidently Is freak crop
and the evidence is cumulative that the
yield is enormous, probably not less
ihan 15,000,000 bales and some expect a
yield far in excess of this The -world
does not kn w wbat to do with such a
crop. Investors in the trade and out of
the trade are watching and "some of
them are waiting for a favorable time
to buy. , When this time will come no
one can foresee nor will the event be
heralded by the ringing of bells, or the
beating of drums. Many people have
already bought at much higher prices
and many farmers under the influence
of sentimental reasons or poor advisora
have held when they could have sold
much higher than now. If the trade of
the wj'rld continues a satisfactory as
at present, tie world's spindles will
probably consume : 12i or . 13 million
bales. . But, will this condition con
tinue? If so, the surplus in the end
may not be burdensome, because mills
wish to Carry large reserves, the farmer
will carry over aome and the investor.
sometime cailexfr-r1 spwBtatofr-ssiU-
Tk. A. at nr tYi 1, a-.
CHI I J DUU1C. AUS Ilia. fB'.u lua M.v
already taking some of the burden, but
until the farmer show more confidence
.l - I . ,1 A
in tne vntue ui iin -iruuuvv vim uoviitiv
will continue. When one goes to an-
alize the situation surrounding cotton
practically all the influence are bearish.
1. Biggest crop ever known. ' ' ' '
2. Tariff revision in America almost
a certainty. v.; . .
3 Actual war existing between Tur
key and Italy, and tbe far of war in
other countries, I ,
4. A very serious rebellion in China,
6 The continued spread of cholera.
6. Unsettled political affairs. - r
7. The unrest and discontent of labor
tbe world over. , ,
8. The constant disciplining of capital
by "the powers that be" and the prom
ise of it from those who wish to be. ,'
Against these influences cotton has
declined to sine cents and generally
speaking is reasonable if not cheap.
If one buys cotton they must have pa
tience as well as m ney : because no
important rise is likely to take place in
the near future. In fact, there is no
sound basis upon which to buy except
that lb price seems reasonable and
something may happen to next crop.
Under these circumstances it may be
ise to wait until more of this monster
crop has found lodgement, even at tbe
risk of having to pay more, when the
outlook is more assuredly bullish.
Bedroom Suits.
in cheap plain oak just received a car,
they are well made and look good, price
18.00, 120.00, 122.50 and $25 00, extra
dre-ser at 16.60, $7.50 and $9.00. Beds
$2.50, $3 50, $4.50, $5.60 ar.d $6.50, for
good service to the partita that don't
feel like investing much in furniture,
i . t . J. a MILLER.
i . V. .J )
On evefy c&a of 1
I this col toe you'll
7find this .printed
) guahantee: S
';. !
te nts of thli caayou are
'not satisfied In every re
v Sjoed.youf il t :V" '
, you U.e money j J i r il.
a ' -
, U J A.
Chirks, N. C.

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