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NEW . BERN, CRAVEN COUNTY. N. ' C.-i TUESDAY DECEMBER. 12, 1911-FIRST SECTION ; '
' 34th. YEAR
bjflOUIS JOSEPH m
v - nLDSTRATlONSBY-
, CHAPTKR" T. The story . onei
Uonte Carlo With Col. Terence o'Rourke
In hie hotel,
u Kourke, a military
lance and something of
greasing- for appearance In the restaurant
oeiow wnen ine sound or a giruslt voice
ilnglnr attracts his attention. Leaning
out on the balcony he sees a beautiful
tlrl who suddenly disappear. - Ha rushes
to the corridor to see a neatly gowned
form -enter the elevator and pass from
:): ; . CHAPTER I.
A' atlll 'and sultry dusk had fallen,
closing an oppressive, wearing day:
one of those days whose sole function
seeing to reside In rendering us irri
tably conscious of our too-close cas
ings of too-solid fleshy whose humid
and inert atmosphere, sodden with
tepid moisture, clings palpably to the
body, causing men to feel as If they
crawled,; half suffocated, at the bot
tom Of & sea of rarefied water. tj c ; :
The hour may have been eight; tt
may have been not quite that, but It
was almost dark. The window were
oblongs, black as night In the yellow
wallB of O'Rourke's bedchamber In the
Hotel d'Qrltnt, Monte Carlos 1-; -
"I hare the honor to make known
to, you . . the O'Rourke of Castle
O'Rourke In the county of '. Galway.
Ireland; otherwise and more widely
known as Colonel Terence O'Rourke;
a chevalier of the Legion of Honor of
Prance; sometime an officer, in the
Foreign Legion In Algiers; a wander
er,; Spendthrift, free-lance, cosmopol-Ite--a
gentleman-adventurer, he's been
termed. VV;,,vi.:"''; f; -
He was dressing for dinner The
glare of half a dozen electric bulbs dis
covered him all but ready for, public
appearance not, however, quite ready.
In his shirt sleeves he faced a cheval
glass, plucklly (If with the haggard
eye of exasperation), endeavoring ' to
outmaneuvar a demon of , Inanimate
perversity which had entered into his
dress tie, -Inciting It Ibrefflseto- asi
ume, for all his coaxing and bis strat
agems, that effect, of nonchalant per
fection so much sought after, so sel
dom achieved. , - '
Patently was, the thing possessed
by devil;: O'Rourke made no manner
Of doubt of that. Though for minutes
at a time he fumbled, fidgeted, fumed,
It was without avail. ;v 'Xi
.- His room itself was In a state of
"nslderable disorder something' due
mainly to O'Rourke's characteristic ef
forts to find just what he might hap
pen to desire at any given time with
out troubling to think where It ought
properly to be. :. - : ' .',' -V .V
Something of this confusion, mir
rored in the glass, was likewise re
flected in O'Rourke's eyes, what time
he paused for breath and profanity.
Faith, 'tis worse, than a daw's nest,
the. place," , he admitted, scandalized.
:'Un awai HM TnnA Inn a man Hrt I
all that, wlU ye be telling me?" He
flung out two helpless baffled hands,
and let them fall. After a meditative
' pause he added: "Damn' that Alsa
tian I "with reference to his latest
and least competent . valet, who had
but recently been discharged with a
flea In his ear and a month's unearn
ed wage In bis pocket, "For knowing
me ways," -sighed O'Rourke, "there
was never anyone the lilfe of Danny."
For as many as' three livelong day
this man had been reduced to the ne
cessity of dressing himself with his
ownJ fair .hands and that at least
thrice, dally, " who '. did nothing by
halves. And, somehow, mysteriously,
his discarded garments had for the
most part remalued where he had ,
thrown them, despite the earnest ef-i
forts of the femme de chsmbre to re-1
tore something resembling order from
this man-made chaos. For servant
ail nked well the O'Rourke., Improvl- j
dent soul that he was, freehanded
to a fault. ; .,; I , ' "
You are Invited to picture to your
self O'Rourke a Invariably . he wa
In one of his not Infrequent but ever
transient phases offfluence: that Is,
a very magnificent - figure indeed.
.Standing a bit-over six feet, deep of
chest and lean of flank, with bis long,
straight legs he looked what he had
been meant to be, a man of arms and
action. His head ' was shapely, Its
dark hair curling the least. In the
world; and, lucredibly stained, a trans
parent brown, hi features were lean,
eager, and rendered very attractive
by quick boylbh eyes in whoBe warm
blue gray depthB humor twinkled
more often than not, though those
same eyes were not seldom thought
ful, a trace wistful, perhaps, with
the look of one who recalls dear mem
ories, old frlonds ; and " sweethearts
loved and lost V . - . For he had
It pun to live early In life and bad
niiii.li to look tack upon, though for
all that It's doubtful If lie were more
tliHii thirty ut tbe time he became In
volved In the fuituuts of the Tool
1 I r t!.e re;-t (it Mm, lariln? the t
1 ty tie, the man was still.hiK'y
v i : - .med, whllo his iiuiuu! : ,
f ' f r ciiiiifuituble clrcumsliinc a.
tit i : :. ., : y ( f the nb -put h.J re
t IS v. hr, m. l.i.g a-rvcl
t ; ..;.) I i t ' ,.! lilt;. i. -M "- .1
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14R Y s. N A
of course, "whenever ther 'happened
to he any exchequer to require a chan
cellor), there was never anyone at all
who could spend money1 or - wear
clothe like himself, meaning the mas
ter. ; And at this time O'Rourke was
ostensibly in funds and consequently
(as the saying runs) cutting a wide
swath. Heaven and himself only knew
the limits, of hi resources; but. his
manner a Monte Crlsto might hav
aped to advantage. " His 'play was
wonder of the Casino; for the. matter
of that, his high-handed and extrava
gant ways had made the entire Prin
cipality of Monaco conscious of his
presence In the land. And you fall
In the least to understand the nature
of the man If you think for a moment
that ' ,,ked him to be admired, point
ed out, courted, pursued. He was, in
deed, never so splendid,' a when
aware that he occupied the public eye,
In short, he was. Just an Irishman.
, . . 30, then, it's nothing wonder
ful that he should seem a thought fini
cal about the set of his tie. - j
Now as he 'stood scowling at his
Image,, and wishing from the bottom
of his heart he had never been fool
enough, to let Danny leave him,, and
calling fervent blessings down 'upon
the head of the fiend who first design
ed modern evening-dress for men he
found'- himself suddenly, with a mind
divested of any care whatever and at
tentive alone to a sound which came
to hira faintly, borne upon the heavy
wings -of.- the sluggish 'evening ? air.
It was nothing more nor less than a
woman singing softly to herself (hum
ming would probably be the more ac
curate term), and It was merely the
tune that caught his fancy; a bit of
an old song he himself had once
been wont to sing, upon a time when
be had been a happier man. It seem
ed strange to hear It .there, stranger
still that the woman's voice, indistinct
fr4t warhe)d har such a familiar
ring In his memory, He" frowned In
wonder and shook bis head. "The age
of miracles la past," he muttered; J
"'twould never be herself. - I've had
m chance and forfeited It 'Twill
not come to me a second time. , . ."
The singing ceased. Of a sudden
O'Rourke swore with, needles heat,
and, plucking awaythe offending tie,
cast It savagely from him. "The dlv
vie fly away with ye!" he said. "I It
bent on driving me mad ye are? I'd
give me fortune to have Danny back I
, ; Me fortune faith!" He laugh
ed the word to bitter scorn. "Tie
meself that never bad the least of any
thing like that without 'twas feminine
with a 'mis-' tacked 'onto the front
of It!" And he strode away to the
window to cool off.
I It was like him to forget hi exas-
peration in the twinkling of an eye;
another mood entirely swayed him by
the time he found himself gazing out
Into the vague, velvety dusk that mo
mentarily waa closing down upon the
fairy-like panorama of terraced gar
dens and sullen, silken sea. HI
thought had winged back to that
dear woman of whom that fragment
of melody had put him in mind; and
he was sighing and heavy of heart
with longing for the sight of her and
the touch of her hand. -
:. Even as he watched, stark night tell,
black as a pocket beneath a porten
tous pall of cloud. . ; v . Far out
upon the swelling bosom of the Med
iterranean a cluster of dim lights be
trayed a stealthy coasting steamer,
O'Rourke Caught hi Breath, stunned.
making westward. Nearer, In the har
bor, a fleet of pleasure craft, riding
at anchor on the still, dark tide, was
revealed In many, faint, wralthllke
shapes of gray, all studded with yel
low stars. Ashore, endless festoons of
coloied lamps draped the gloom of the
terraces; the facade of the CaBlno
stood out lurid SfcHliint the darkness;
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the hotfla shone with reflected brll
'.ar,iH, t'na palace of the Prince d
I.tittf-o loomcJ MfcU upon the penin
sula, it t-hiUitions i!. i out with
linea of b 't fire.
11,9 U'i.. j like shook Mg head, con-i.'-.ni,:-.
It i.n. "'Tl UhmV.UX," ha
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' - LESS :TII
Fifty Cents t)f What The Consum
er Paya One Dollar For. Cold
Storage Raises LjvingCosta. v
Washington, Dec;. 8.' "The consum
er pays a dollar for food; te farmer
gets less than fifty cent Of it, .Who
jet the rest?.'!. i-v;
That 1 a question, which Secretary
Wilson of the DpartmerU UAKricu! t
ure asks in bis annual report.' 1 he -Secretary
does, not attempt to : answer it.
He doe explain, in Borne detail the re
sults of an investigation his department
has just concluded int J ihe " effect; of
cold storage m the wholeaomeneas and
cost of. food. His . investigation leads
him to recommend . puhlicity .for the
amount. of food. id cold storage, just as
the Department now gives' publicity to
the condition of crop from month to
month. ; v -v.--.;. ;
Instead of food remaining in storage
for longer than a year or two years, ss
a rule, the Secretary declares that his
Investigation shows that "receipts into
cold storage are entirely or very nearly
exhausted by the deliveries out of cold
storage within ten months.'-. j; j i:.
Lone storage is the exception, .the
Secretary asserts. .Warehousemen ex
plained to the Department that excess
ively long storage was' due to lawsuits
and other circumstances of a commer
cial nature.' : The coat of storage, inclu
ding Storage charge, interest ar.d ihsur
ance is considered as a barrier to every
long storage. '
Cold storage, the Secretary reports,
has raised the cost of Jiving by increas
ing the annual price level for butter
andeggs."- y.-: :-',c,k ':''' sj ?
" The Secretary Bays that an examina
tion of the record of prices gives a
'suspicion" that there has -been much
speculation in some years by the men
who keep commodities in cold storage.
He refers to "an apparent mistake"
of the storage men in overestimate
the consumption of eggs by the public
at exhorbitant prices last winter with
the result that in the spring the. stor
age men had to sell eggs at remarka
bly low prices and send abroad, the tar-
gesi amount oi eggs ever exf.oneu in
order to get rid of the supply. - The
Secretary declares that the warehouse'
men ought to be required to send to
Washington each month tneamount of
commodities placed in storage so that
the public may be able to judge of the
future trend of prices,
We expect" to ; make our
store a lively place for the
next two - weeks if good
things and low prices 'will
make it so. J. J. Baxter.
To Our Readers.
Several months ago we began pub
lishing in each Sunday's edition of the
Journal an installment of a serial story
entitled "The Third Degree." From
the time the first installment of ths fas
cioating and thrilling story appeared we
were urged by our many readers to run
the story in eath day' issue. , However
we decided not to do this at that time
and at the conclusion of that particular
story we began another,', "Keith of the
Border" which is now appearing in the
Sunday Journal. Recently we have re
ceived so many requests asking us to
run a serial in each day's, issue of t' e
Journal that we decided todn so. Th
question then arose as to the proper
story to secure. We desire to give our
patrons the best that con d be secured
regardless of expense and at the same
time give them a story that would in
terest them from the first line to th
finish. After looking over a large num
ber of the work of the best writers w
purchased that unusually thrilling am
charming atory "The Pool of Flam -'
by that well known author, Louis Jo
eph Vance. The Drat installment of
this story will appear in next Wedi e -day's
if sue of the Journal and even
man and women in New Bern shouii
read it from start to finish. The stor
peals with a priceless ruby which had
been stolen frcm the ye of an'Indii
idol and of the many adventures of the
men and woman who owned it. Through
the story there runs a line of romance
that charms the reader in an tnimiUlil.
manner. Of course- there is blocdsV d
and intrigue but this helps to make h
story one of the best ever written. I
addition to this ' Keith of the Bord r,
whkh is now appearing in the Sumliy
Journal, will be continued. Remem
the first Installment of "Tro Fool ot
Flame" appears in Wednesday's Ipnj
of the Journal.
Craad New Line
of Taics just la from the mills, 9x12
Ax-miniBter, In beautiful .ilmil.-n, extra
hoavy at '0,00, Hxl2 Wilton at ?27..r.f),
912 I'ruM at t'S 00, 9x12 To r ,'y at
tt2.ro, small run to match. Nav is
ti e time to make selertion, Bi ny f ck
j. n. :.ir i.
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Inin iinniT : .
Dlb ILUUII .
Near Jacksonville, Onslow Connty,
-Yesterday, Morning By Rev
. jenue Officers.
-.'"'a'.J'j'-. V. ; . i ' "'"
Deputy Collector, 1. E. Cameron and
Peputy Marshal Sam Lilly early yes
terdey morning located .and destroyed
near Jacksonville, Onslow eounty.one of
the largest illicit distilleries ever found in
eastern H'yth Sarolina. The plant was
cut ap and, (tiore than one thousand gal
lons of bear poured; out on the ground.
The still had a capacity of 200 gallon
and was in full opetation but the opera
tors had got wind of the officers ap
proaching jvisit and had made their es
In spak;ing of the eaptiire of the still
Deputy Marshal Lilly stated to a Jour
nal reported that it was located within
one hundred f eet of a church and that
only by th merest chance had they
learned that it was in operation. He
said that u all probability, th opera
tors Jiad )k en running this ; still for
several years and had doubtless made
thousand jf gallons of "moonshine"
and dispensed it in that locality. Al
though th owners made their escape
before tbo officers arrived, they are
known to if he revenue men and may be
arrested ai any time. ;.. -. '
r Annual Bazaar at Pollocksvllle. x
' The annual bszair of the Methodist
E. Churchi 'Pollocksvilley will be held
on Thursday Dec. 14th, There will be
on sale fafjey work and articles suita
ble for' Christmas presents. Refresh
ments will be served. Invitation extec
ded to a!l jto come. '' '
Dast Fr(diy afternoon Master John
Gaskill delightfully entertained a num
Lber of his young friends at the home of
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fernie Gas
kill, on Broad street, the occasion beirg
his third natal day, Daring the after
noon many ' games dear to childish
hearts wete engaged in, after which de
fictauB refreshment were served. Mas
ter John received a large number of
beautiful gifts from his friends, and
bef ore leaving each one of them de'
dared that they bad never spent a
more enjoyable afternoon, and wished
their i young host many more happy
" Boat Line to Hyde Co.
The steamer Blanche will -leave this
morning for point in Hyde county, in
command of Capt. Robt. Burrus. This
a the first trip and it is proposed to
ron the Blanche regularly between
New -Bern and Hyde Connty. It is a
connection that is very iruch needed.
' Our Heaters will put that
chilly feeling to route. J. S
Bashight Hdw. Co.
REPORT OP THE CONDITION.
MAYSYILIE BANKING ft TRUST 0
At Maysrllle, In the State of North
Carolina, at the Close of Bnsl.
j cess Dec. 1st, 1911. V
Loans and discount , , .
Overdrafts unse ured
Banking houses '. , 1,856.15
Doe from Banks and Banker
Sliver coin, Including all
. minor coin currency
Mul tonal ' bank note
other U. S. notes
Total ' ' . t43,865 67
Capital stock :. ........
Surplus f ind . ,
Undivided profits, les cur
rent expense and taxes
Time certificates of deposit
Deposit pubject to check
Cashier's cbscks outstand
ing r ;, ". .
Total . $43,805.67
STATE OF NOUTH CAROLINA,
County ot Jones: S3.N ,',
I, Geo. G. Weeks, Cashier of the
bove-named bank, do solemnly1 swear
that the above state ir nt Is true to
the lest of my knowledge and belief.
. GEO. E. WEEKS, Cashier.
rORP.ECT AtteRt: .
A. J. COLLINS,
" R. S. WEEKS,
A. F. MATTOCKS.
Eubccrilmd and iworn tu inture we,
Uiia 8th day of Dec. 1911.
E, L. MATTOCKS,
, i:j..ry rulltc.
Liverpool . Buying Advances Pri
ces ButOinners Knock Away
New York, Dec. 9. Cotton advanced
frequently during the past week on
good buying by Liverpool and the con
tinent eo-incident with greater activity
and strength in the Liverpool market
where the continental mills were large
buyers. Shorts, seeing this, became
uneasy and in 48 hours the Waldorf-As
toria contingent, alone is ouppoaed to
have covered some 75,000 to 100,000
bales.' There is a feeling that the. gov
ernment cross estimate, which is to ap
pear Monday 11th, is likely to be con
sidered under the maximum gueeses
from private sources. In some quar
ters there 1 a deep seat conviction that
the crop la being overestimated and the
consumption under-estimated. It is
urged that the crop movement does not
give a color of probability to some ex
treme estimates and that sufficient al
lowance is not made for the obvious dis
position of continental mills to stock up
freely and even to buy cotton for de
livery years ahead as is notoriously the
case. Some of the large spot houses
have been buying. Liverpool has bought
here against sales in its own market,
based on the abnormally wide differences
between the two big centers, a hundred
points or more. . This means it is con
tended, that New York prices are too
low. " However this may be with Euro
pean buying and the shorts covering
prices have at times shown noticeably
greater strength. Leading Wall Street
bull have given support, from time to
time. The holding back of cotton at
the South has still been a feature. The
$50,000,0(i0 syndicate plan for helping
the South to market its cotton to bet
ter advantage has apparently not ben
abandoned, despite the 'critisms of its
emanating partly from the South On
the other hand the consensus her? is
still bearish, Supplies, it is urged, are
too big and there is too much low grade
cotton in crop to make it possible to
permanently or . materially advanced
prices, until the lead is eased. The crop
movement is large.- Northern spinnei
still purchase- on a cautious scale and
there is compotatively little speculation
while the high cost of living militates
it being agaiot the consumption of cot
ton goods and trade which is not in a
satisfactory condition. : ' -
On Friday the ginning figures, 12,-
814832 bales, caused a sharp decline.
The government crop estimate on Mon-.
day is awalttd with keen interest.
Just received a beautiful
line of mens and ladies Neck
wear, Silk Hose and Hand
kerchiefs in Xmas boxes
J. J. Baxter. .
Postal Employes Cannot Hav Union.
What employe of the United States
mail service term an attack on their
union organization is a general order
from C P. Grandfield, first assistant
postmaster general, calling on all se
cret organizations in the service imme
diately to disband. The order is aimed
the men say, at the National Federa
tion of post office clerks, an affiliation
of the American Federation of tabor,
to which many of the men belong.
The order does not effect any em
ploye who belongs to fraternal secret
organizations outside the postal serv
ice. . Membership in secret organiza
tion waa termed "inimical to the in
terests of good government, as
being incompatible with the employes'
oath of service. '
' Hunting Party Returns ,
Laat Saturday night a party of hunt
era composed of the following gentle
men, Messrs L. J. Taylor, J, L. Harts
field, Wm. B Blades. L. Blades of Eliza
beth City, Daniel . W. Richardson, of
Dover and Law of Washington, D.
C-, left th' city on Mr, Wm. Blades
houseboat "Comfort" enroute to Ports
mouth, N. C, where they intenedei
pending several day hunting wild
geese and ducks. .
Thursday afternoon they left Ports
mouth and started on tha return trip,
reaching New Bern about ! o'clock on
the following morning, Th party suc
ceeded In bagging fifty wild, geese and
one hundred and fifty ducks. Each on
of the party wa delighted with the
trip and voted Mr. Bladaa the most
genial of hosts. .
If you want juat a cheap heater for
bed room, we can give you a nice little
wood heater for IV. 25 that heats quirk.
We have out f car of Coles Itangea and
Hot l::.i.".t Heaters, 2 Kanga and 20
lleat.-is l. ft. Don't delay in petting
your beater placed in your home. '
J. S. VM i.i ::.
The Ft.' : r I".3,
-,r ' tsasjs : "; 1.
This Week, Wednesday and Thurs
day. An Interesting Program
For Two Days. 4
The Fisheries Convention meet her
next Wednesday and Thursday and is a
convention of great local as well as
state importance, its object is to pro
vide ways and means for building up
and perpetuating the fisheries of North
Carolina for the benefit of all the state.
The seaaions will be held in the court
house, while the Gaston Hotel will be
the official headquarters. The following
is the program for the two day."" "-'
WEDNESDAY, Dee, 13. MORNING
. SESSI )N.. 10 O'CLOCK. ....
' Convent ion called 1 1 Order. ..;
Opening Prayer by Rev. Dr.' J. N, H.
Summerilt, pastor of tha Presbyterian
i ' " Church.
Address of Welcome, by the Mayor of
' ..' New Bern. : '
Response by Lieutenant-Governor, W.
' f C. Newland. . .
Object of the Meeting Joseph Hyde
J Pratt, State Geologist.
Election of Permenent Officers of th
Appointment of Committees on Mem
bership. Resolutions and Permanerjt
V Organization. 1
What Other States Have Accomplish
ed -Hon, W. McDonald Lee, Shell
Fish Commissioner of Virginia.
Dr. H. P. Moore, of the U. S.
ltureau of Fisheries.
Discussion by Delegates.
AFTERNOON SESSION, 2:40 o'clock.
The Fisheries Industry and State In
dustry and not a local one. T. S.
MeekinB, Geo. N. Ives, Dr. H. F.
Moore, and J. L. Currie. ; ! f
. What North Carolina can. do to Build
up and Perpetuate Her Pishing Indus
triesJudge A. W, Graham, (Reporter
of Legislative Committee of 1909), C.
S. Venn, Fish Commisiorer. Hon. John
H, Small, Frank Wood, Wm, M. Webb,
Oyster Commissioner. .
Vi Discussion, by t Delegates
THURSDAY, DEC. 14, MORNING
SESSION, 10 O'CLOCK.
Report of Legislative Committee,
Discussion by Delegates. '" !
Permanent Organization of the North
Carolina Fiaheriea Society.
Report of Comitteea.
Basket Party at Irani.
There will be a basket party at Ernu'
school house Tuesday night pec. 12th,
1911. Everybody js invited to come.
In tomorrow's. Wrdnesday'a issue of
the Journal, the first installment of
that thrilling and fascinating atory, The
Pool of Flume' will appear. This la ab
solutely one of th most interesting ae
rials ever written and you Should not
fail to real every chapter., There is
mystery combined with romance in
every line and the whole tends to make
it so unique I hat it cannot fail to please
. i . i . j. . i . . i
you. itcmemiwr.ne nrai cnapier win
be published in the Journal tomorrow.
, Are you satisfied With your
cook stove? See Bucks line
of Stoves and Ranges at J.
S. Basnight Hdw. Store: ,:
Xow Languishes In Craven Coun-
ty Jail In Default Of Bond
orfjjpo. . ' :
G S Henderson, a whit mm who lives
at Pollocksville, was .arrested by Dep
uty Marshal Sam Lilly Thursday after
noon on a capias issued by the United
States DiHtrict Court, charging him
with using the mail for fradulent pur
pose. He was brought to this el'y and
carried before the United States Com
miasiooer who, after hearing the evi
dence in I he cake, found probable cause
and bound the defendant over to the
next term of the United Stales Dis
trict Court under a bond of $500. Hen
derson could not give this bond and wan
committed to Craven county jail.
From all that could be learned in re
gard to the farts in the cae it reenio
lhat Henderson had been ordering
qunntitiea of whiskey from vari m
whinkey housm alt over tie r m.trv
snd sending Ihetn In
been tried in the l': ' 1 ! 1 ( i
for this Bam oiT.-ii i. : t .
this and lief n v. ,in,. I t i ; S :
thil kind of ... U,.. i.
f.til-1 to 1;) ri i )' i . ; ;
Annual Report of Commissioner of
Agriculture. Farmers' Insti
tutes and Demonstration v
Raleigh, Dee. 11. In his annual re
port Commissioner of Agriculture. W.
A. Graham recently-' submitted says
while a. drought of the longest contin
uance known to the people of the state
prevailed over a large part of the state
seriously reducing upland yields, still
the harvest time "showed the greatest
production of wheat, corn find cotton in
thehiatory of the State'. In EaRtern
Carolina, as far west as Raleigh, the
yields were very fine for all crop?, and
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Tennessee line greater? crop yields were
never known, the drought handicap ap-
plying to the wide strntch of country :
from Raleigh westward to Morfianton,
uplands in this territory being greatly
reduced In yield.' However, increased
yield in the bottom and low lands con
siderable amended for f.htipland short
age. Generally speaking, the cotton
yield was the bst ever known, with an
average of a bale to the acre, and big
fields end neighborhoods in many in
stances reaching two and two and a
half bales to the acre. The wheat .
yield waa excepiinnally fine, with the
weight of the grain showing full siity
pounds to the bushel' etmdard. s -7
The extreme west suffered a serious
shortage of hay yield, but in moat oth
er sections where attention was given
to the matter there was a supply hoiiRed
for the winter. - ,
It appear that the farmers of the
stave have had to buy k-ss corn and
other supplies than ever before to make
their crops, i-There, was more- hay re-,
quired to be purchased this season than
any other rupply. . A gratifying in
creasa is the growing of home supplies
by th9 farmer to hold their cotton for
hoped-for higher cotton 'prices. Com
missioner Graham feels that one impor
tant thing that the State Department
is steadily instilling in the farmers of
the State, is that if they . will devote
intelligent attentioi t growing the
supplies for the farmrttie" moirey crops
will not have to be sacrificed keep
the farm going, but can be held with
o it suffering, for the best market de
velopment. ' ' '
The Farmers' institute and demon
stration work is proving most valuable
in the elevation of tha methods of far
ming, and, together with the exhibits
that the department is making each
year in the state, and many of the coun
try fairs, are bringing about many of
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ditions increased crop yield as well as
better farming methods generally. In
ten years the corn yield has increased
in average from 12 te 20 bushels to the
acre; wheat from 9 to Hi bushels; cot
ton from 167 to 227 nounds ner acre:
the State holding,' too, second place,
wi h Kentucky first in tobacco vield.
The agricultural authorities of the
state. insist that North Carolina can
easily produce all the corn needed, not
ouly for the farm supplies, but for the
consumption ' of the North Carolina
town a well, and do it at a decided
profit. Furthermore, that in hog rais
ing there is an immense profit that the
farmers are just beginning to realize.
Commissioner Graham insists that
corn is entitled to be king in North
Carolina, He and the Stale Board of
Agriculture are pledged to greatest
possible effort in furthering its most
extensive and intensive culture. There
waa a yield this year of' not less than
59,000,000 bushtls, and but for drought
that cut the yiell in the Central and
Middle Western sections of the State,
the yie'd would have been clone around
100,000,000 bushels. Thi State pro
duced only 104,000,0(10 pounds of tobac
co this year, compared with 12!).IH10,(()0
pounds in 1910.: The quality this year
waa 86 per cent, of standard, compared
with 76 per cent, last year.
IIow Many Men' Know how
, Keep It at Pur.
Thousand; yea tens of tlmusnridM
men, grow old 10 years too honn.
If you are n man and reitliz" tl
your efficiency is on the want mid V.
you are losing money and Impi'iin
consrqnence, get a fid cent hex ef ?
O NA stornaeh taldets today and t
two after or wilh each meal for th
days; then take one with eurh t-.
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regularly until you fe A wed and v
Ml O NA stomich tidd.-U d; in
tone up, reiiture flhs'ii-ity tu II, '
h and inte-
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