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VOL. Xl PLYMOUTH, N, C FRIDAY, AUGUST 21, 1908. NO, 12.
NORTH STATE HAPPENINGS
Occurrences of, Interest Gleaned From All Sectious of the Busy
Tar Heel State
The Sixth Annual State Farmers'
Convention Will be Held at the A.
& M. College, Raleigh, August 25,
26, 27, 1903.
This is to be a splendid three days'
meeting for the study of Agriculture
and the discussion of all questions
of direct and specific interest to far
mers. Stock Breeders' and Dairymen's
meetings will be held. August 28th,
Programs are being arranged, for
the study of the following subjects:
cpton culture, tobacco culture, corn
and small grains, horticulture, for
age crops, general live stock, husban
dry, dairying, etc. Also special meet
ings for the women from the farm
homes, and lectures and addresses of
general interest to all. Speakers have
been secured from the United States
Department of Agriculture and from
neighboring States, who will be as
sisted by the leading agricultural
workers of our own State. All should
plan to come and make this the
.greatest meeting of - farmers ever
held in the State. Reduced railroad
rates, lodging free and meals at
Some of the best speakers on ngri-
cultural subjects in the United States
will deliver addresses at this meeting.
Dr. S.. A. Knapp, who has developed
the Farm Demonstration work to its,
present extent and usefulness for the
Southern Educational Board and the
United States'- Department of Agri
culture, and who is ope of the strong
est speakers on agricultural develop
ment in the whole ' country will de
liver an address on Tuesday evening,
August 25. Prof. W. J.' Spillman,
Chief of the Division of Farm Man
agement of the United States De
partment of Agriculture, will deliver
an address oh Agricultural Educa
tion on Wednesday evening, August
The morning and afternoon" ses
sions will be devoted to the study of
agricultural problems, and in ad
dition tio strong speakers from this
StaterDr. A. M. Soule, President
jpo-flffl., Agricultural Collesre. will-'as-
sist iif the program for Wednesday,
August 20th. .
There will be special meetings for
the women on all three days for
which an excellent program has. been
On Thursday evening, August 27,
and Friday afternoon, August 23, the
State Dairymen's Association will
hold its annual meeting for which
an attractive program has been pre
pared. On Thursday night, August 27, or
Friday afternoon, August 28, a State
Live Stock Breeders Association will
be organized. '
'Seven Injured by Explosion.
Charlotte, Special. Seven male
members of the Rabbit's Foot Co.,
a 'colored minstrel organization which
appeared in Charlotte several nights
ago, were badly burned in a car at
Shelby at 7 o'clock Friday morning
and it is thought that two of them
will die.' The injured were given med
ical attention at Shelby and were lat
er brought to -Charlotte in a special
ear, the train arriving about noon,
and placed in the -Good . Samaritan
Hospital for treatment. Most of the
victims of the flames were horribly
burned about the hands and face.
Two horses which belonged to the
company and which were hauled in
one end of the car, where the mem
bers of the troupe slept, ivere burned
to death. The fire was caused by the
explosion of a gasoline tank attach
ed to a cooking stove which was lo
cated in one end of the burned car.
r State News Items.
' A charter is granted' to the Bank of
Jacksonville to do a commercial and
savings business, tie capital stock
being $10,000 and E. L. Cox and. oth
ers being the stockholders.
Rockingham's new water tank,
with a capacity of 250,000 gallons, is
nearly complete. - The town will soon
have an up-to-date waterworks and
Work has begun on the buildings
to be occupied by the Rockingham
Foundry and Machine Company at
The American Motor Company, of
Greensboro, is chartered by the Sec
retary of State to manufacture and
sell motors and motor carriages and
other vehicles and do an automobile
rental business. The capital is $25
000 and the incorporators are II. L.
and L. B. Hopkins and J. C. Watkins.
The work attBlewett's Flls is get
ting along nicely and 35,000 electrical
horse-power,' it L said, Will be ready
for delivery by J.une 1st, 1909- per
haps a few montlZs earlier.
Moore's Creek Celebration.
Wilmington, Special. It is esti
mated that upwards of five thousand
people attended the annual celebra
tion of the first triumph of American
arms in the war of revolution on the
celebrated battlefield of Moore's
Creek, two miles from Currie, while
nearly as. many more were kept away
by continued fresnets in many of the
water courses and -' the absence of
bridges swept away by the recent
floods, in that section of the country.
The Atlantic . Coast Line operated
special ; excursion trains frOm Wil
mington and from.Roseboro to Ctrrie
but the larger number of course came
from the countryside in private con
veyance. The ' feature of' the exer
cises this year was a masterly address
by Senator Lee S. Overman, who was
shown distinguished honors by peo
ple from six counties gathered in the
patriotic demonstration. The exer
cises took place in the large pavilion
recently erected on the grounds and
were presided over by President
James F. Moore, of the monumental
association, who delivered a welcome
address ornate and pleasing. Senator
Overman eschewed, politics in his ad
dress and spoke largely of the in
flue?ei of North Carolina in the
formation of this republic, incident
ally coming out strong for the sover
eignity of the States and against the
tendency towards a centralized gov
ernnient. He was listened to with
rapt attention and was given the most
Judge Fred Moore Dead.
Asheville, Special. Judge Freder
ick Moore, of the Superior Court
bench, died shortly after 8 o'clock
Friday night after an illness of two
weeks of typhoid fever. An opera
tion . was performed in the hope of
saving his life, but in vain. Judge
Moore was one of the best known
judges on the bench and a leadirfg
Democrat of this section of the State.
He had been on the bench for about
six:years, having held court in every
county in North Carolina. Jiidge
Moore returned from Bakersville, ten
days ago suffering with typhoid fever.
The disease had made considerable
progress before Judge Moore would
consent to adjourn court and when
he reached Asheville he was quite a
sick man. His conditions grew stead
ily worse until Friday night when
the end came as above stated.
Clash Between the Southern and the
Durham, Special. The Southern
Railway Company -will fight the or
der, of the Corporation Commission
in regard to making an underground
street crossing at- Gregson street. The
company has filed exceptions to the
ruling of the commission and will ask
to be heard, in the matter. Should
the commission refuse to rescind or
modify the order the railroad com
pany ' will appeal to the Superioi
Court. The order of the commission
recently made, was that the under
ground way is a necessity, and direct
ed the road to proceed and make the
way. The city had offered to pay
$750 towards the cost and the com
mission directed the city to pay
$1,000, which was promptly done.
North State Items.
R. W. Bishop, patent attorney,
Washington, D. C, reports the issue
of the. following patents on the 11th
inst. to residents of North Carolina:
Continuous sales-slip, J. R. Williams,
Fayetteville, assignor to the National
Stamp-Vending Machine Company,
same place; scissors sharpener, N. J.
Northam, Wrightsville ; card clothing
attaching means, Addison Arnold,
Charlotte; game apparatus, J. B. Mer
Messrs. Gilmer Siler, of Charlotte,
and Louis I. Jaffa, of Durham, two
Trinity Collage students, have return
ed from a trip abroad. They left Dur
ham soon after commencement and
at Philadelphia hired themselves to a
cattle boat and worked their wa?
aeross the water, receiving a return
trip from Liverpool to Philadelphia.
While abroad they visited several
points in England, Scotland and Ger
many and Holland.
Convention of Fish Dealers.
Washington, Special. A number
of the local "fish dealers are deeply
interested in the approaching con
vention of fish dealers to meet at
Morchead City, August 25th to 27tht
and Washington will be well repre
sented there. The especial purpose
of this, convention is the exchange of
ideas among the fish dealers for
bringing about a change in the State
fishing law., for improving the fish
ing industry and bringing it back to
that highly profitable basis enjoyed
several years ago.
MONUMENT CONTRACT LET.
Rowan County Will Dedicate About
October 1st a Shaft to the Memory
of Her Confederate Dead at Cost
Salisbury, Special. Rowan coun
ty's monument to her Confederate
soldiers is to be unveiled about the
1st of October. The contract for the
base and perestral and the placing
of the monument was let to the Bal
four Quarry. Company, of Salisbury,
and the understanding is that the
work is to -be completed in time to
have the unveiling by October 1st.
The base and pedestal are to be of the
famous pink granite. The figure is a
replica of the Baltimore monument.
This tribute to Rowan's soldiers is
erected at a .cost of $10,000 and is
made possible by earnest efforts of
the local chapter of Daughters of the
Confederacy. The Balfour Quarry
Company will receive $1,500 and of
this amount $1,000 has been -secured
by the soliciting, committee Col. C.
R. Barker and Capt. T. B. Beall.
They felt safe in letting the contract
with $500 yet to .collect as they are
certain this amount will be'forthcom-
Big Quantity of Whiskey Found in
Middle of Street.
Asheville, Special. Patrolmen Lo
minac and Lanning, of the local po
lice force, desire the acquaintance of
a certain person or persons .who
"lost" a quantity of whiskey. It is
hardly probable, however, that the
owner of the whiskey will put in
a claim. The officer were making
a round in a dark section .'of the city
when they stumbled upon a big quan
tity of 'M wet goods." They were just
in time to see a man vanish in the
dark. The whiskey was found in the
middle of the street' and it is ' the
opinion of the officers that a "blind
tiger was in process of opening.
State News Items. .
Mr. James W. Brown, owner and
manager of the Lorene Oil Mill, at
Mooresville, has placed an order witn
the Westinghouse Electric Company,
of Pittsbui-2-. for two motors! One
will be 50-horse-power and will be
used to drive his up-to-date ginnery.
The other one will be 30-horse-power
to drive hiscorn crusher. -
Farmers in Forsyth and adjoining
counties say they are in the best con
dition thev have known for many
years. Crops are in excellent condi
tion generally. Tobacco shows up
well. The fruit crop is of the
"bumper" class, growing in such lux
uriance that it cannot all be handled.
A charter is granted the Meldon
Chemical Company, of Zebulon, Wake
county. It is given power to make
many things but will probably devote
itself to fertilizers. The capital
stock is $50,000. The stockholders
of this company will build a cotton
oil plant at the same place.
Another charter of special interest
is . the Farmers' Protective Truck
Growers' Association, Mount Olive,
Wayne county. This' corporation has
$100,000 authorized 'capital and $1,
000 subscribed by II. L. Faison, Wel
lington Patton and others and has
for its purposes the promotion of the
best interests of farmers and truck
ers generally and the co-operation of
members of the corporation in the
distribution of truck crops.
Cant. John Duckett. of the State
j department of education, who has the
supervision ot the lour btate negro
normal schools, says the con
tracts will be awarded within a few
days for school room and dormitory
furniture for ,the new normal build
ing at Fayetteville, just completed at
a cost of $8,000.- The location of the
Fayetteville school has been changed
and will reopen this fall very much
"better fixed." The cornerstone of
the new building has never been laid
vet and. the negro Grand Lodge of
Masons for this State will perform
this ceremony, August 27th.
Assault on Married Woman Charged
Against Young Man.
High Point, Special. Jim Poole, a
J'Oung white man, is under arrest here
charged with a most serious crime,
that o fassault upon Mrs. Will Smith
wife of a factory employe living near
the suburb of the city. The trial
occurs before Magistrate Johns. The
case has caused no little excitement.
There is said to be conclusive evi
dence against Poole.
Fatal Accident. at Henderson.
Henderson, Special. one of the
most horrible acidents in the history
of Henderson occurred Monday morn
ing in Parkam Bros.-' bagging fac
tory at 5 o'clock. While feeding the
picker Henry Allen, colored, age 30
years, had his left arm caught in the
machine, which drew his body also in
to the works, crushing not only his
arm and shoulder, but a part of his
face disapearing. In an unconscious
condition the mangled form was re
moved to the office, where death soon
relieved him of his suffering.
TWO BOILER VICTIMS
Deadly Explosion Gets in Its
Work at Sawmill
TWO OTHERS SERIOUSLY HURT
Henry Gilbert and Fred Jackson
Two White .Men, Lose Their Live
in Explosion of Boiler at Reid's
Sawmill in Caldwell County.
Taylorsville, N. C, Special. Two
men lost their lives and two others
were seriously, probably fatally, in
jured by the explosion of iie boiler
at Mr. William Reid's sawmill, near
Draco, in Caldwell . county, sixteen
miles from Taylorsville, Monday
morning at 11 o'clock. The dead are:
Henry Gilbert, aged about 50.
Fred Jackson, aged 21. -'.
The injured are Mr. William Reid,
the owner of the mill, and his son,
All the parties are white and were
working at the sawmill when the
explosion occurred. Mr. Reid . is not
expected to live and his son is in a
The exacts cause of the explosion
has riot beerr ascertained but , it is
thought to have befcn the result of too
high pressute. The safety valve was
tied down and the exact - pressure at
the time of the explosion is not
known. The boiler was thrown 50
yards and demolished. The. engine
was also completely wrecked.
Bryan Denies Canard.
Linedin, Neb., Special. The most
important happening ' at Fairview
was the emphatic denial given by
William J. Bryan to a story printed
in Pittsburg 6aying that he had "sold
out" to the Kerr faction of the
Pennsylvania Democratic party in, or
der to. accomplish the defeat of Col.
James M. Guffey for national com
mitteeman. The price alleged to fig
ure in the transaction was $200,000
as a campaign contribution. The
charge is said to have been made
that Mr. Bryan "made good" but
that Mr. Kerr and his supporters had
not come forward with the money.
Mr. Bryan declared that he had never
heard of the offer pr agreement and
he suggested that the , proper per
sons to consult .were the members of
the cimmittee on credentials which
decided the Pennsylvania contest.
Mr. Bryan would not permit him
self to be drawn into further dis
cussion with James W.' Van Cleave,
president of the Manufacturers' As
sociation, who came out in the press
with additional reasons why the bus
iness men of the country should not
support the Democratic ticket. The
decision was based on the fact that
Mr. Van Cleave had failed to defend
his former contentions but instead
had shifted the discussion to other
questions, Mr. Bryan said.
Pritchard Out of Politics.
Asheville, N. C, Special. The ef
fort of former United States Senator
Marion Butler and many influential
Republicans in North Carolina to in
duce Judge J. C. Pritchard,' of Ashe
ville, to take the Republican ' nomina
tion for .Governor of this State, is
without result.. Judge Pritchard will
have none of it. He says that from
a financial standpoint he is unable to
make the sacrifice which such can
didacy would involve; that his am
bition isto administer the law' faith
fully, impartially and fearlessly;
that he believes he can. better serve
the whole people in the position he
now occupies than by again entering
the arena of politics and that he is
entirely content ' with the place he
News of the Day.
Mile. Fallieres, daughter of the
President of France, was married to
Jean Joseph Edward Lanes, her fa
The divorce of the Countess of Yar
mouth (Miss Alice Thaw) was made
King Edward is on the way to visit
Emperors William of Germany and
Francis Joseph of Austria.
A big banquet ,to the visiting of
ficers and other overservanees mark
ed the second day's stay of the
American fleet at Auckland.
Four German sailors were drowned
while maneuvering in Sondenburg
Cardinal Gibbons was given a ban
quet by the procurator-general of the
President Ben Davis of the West
Virginia Mine Workers, is at Grafton
sriving -his attention to the strike of
the miners at Tunnelton. The men
have been out for some tine and Pres
ident Davis expects to be abla to
settle the trouble.
POOL IS SENT TO JAIL:
Damaging Evidence That He Assault
ed Mrs. Will Smith Brought Out
in Trial Before Magistrate, Who
Holds Him Without Bail
High Point, Special. Jim Pool, a
plumber, charged with assault on the
person of Mrs. Will Smith, a' mill
operative, was tried before Magistrate
W. E.. Johns, Sr., list week and seni;
to jail without bond to await court,
which convenes in Greensboro Sep
tember 21st. The woman says the
assault was committed in the after
noon while her husband was away
and' that she struggled to prevent the
foul deed. " T. J. Gold represented the
defendant and C. C. Earnhardt was
counsel for the prosecutrix.
The trial was held behind closed
doors and developed damaging evi
dence against the defendant. Mrs.
Smith lives with her husband on the
outskirts of the city and was alone
with her infant when Pool, who' she
says committed the crime, came to
the well 'while she was engaged in
washing some, clothes. He inquired
about a girl, the sister of Mrs. Smith's
husband, whom he called to see in
times past." After hanging around for
some time he came upon' the porch
and when Mrs. Smith went into a
room where her baby was Pool fol
lowed and there, assaulted her after
a struggle. ' ' -
.Mrs. Smith appears to be rather an
ignorant kind of person in fact the
witnesses who testified to her good
character said as much, and( there
fore she did not make a good witness
altogetheri' She was excited, but ap
parently told a straight story of the
affair. Dr., Duncan was' called in for
private examination and his testi
mony before the court was damaging
to the defendant, and was one of the
strong points in sendi 12 Pool to
jail, as the magistrate remarked. The
trial lasted until after 11 o'clock and
excited no little local interest.
Y. W. C. A. Extends Its Sphere.
Greensboro, Special. The Greens
boro Young Women 's Christian As-.
sociation, which has accomplished
much good in this city, is preparing
to extend its sphere of influence and
usefulness by operating a boarding
house and home for young women
The directors of the association have
bargained for the purchase of the
property on the corner of South Ashe
and East Sycamore streets, two blocks
from the center of the business dis
trict, and expect to open the house
about October 15th. The building, a
large and well-arranged residence, is
admirably suited for the purpose for
which it will be iised. In. addition to
the boarding department, a lunch
room will be operated for the benefit
of young women who do not live in
the home. For the residents of the
place, there will be a gymnasium, a
reception hall and a library, besides
a number of well-arranged sleeping
Summer School for. Teachers a Suc
cess. Newton, Special. The Catawba
county summer school for teaeh'era
has closed its three week's session.
More than eight3r-five teachers were
enrolled, and great interest and en
thusiasm marked- the daily work.
Many who came protesting against
having to attend two weeks remain
ed through the entire -three weeks.
The teachers were required to attend
only two weeks but more than sixty
continued through the third week.
Horse Killed and Buggy Damaged.
Concord, Special. No. 40, north
bound passenger train struck a horse
and buggy at Mount Ollivett cross
ing, three miles above, this city, at
5 o'clock Thursday afternoon, kill
ing the horse instantly and demolish
ing the buggy. Paul Walker, owner
and ocupant of the vehicle, was
thrown some distance but escaped un
hurt. Walker was going south from
the church and did not see the train
until the horse was on the track. The
animal was valued at $175.
State News Items.
A charter is granted the Bank of
Stokesvlle to .do a commercal and
savings business, the capial stock
Governor Glenn left Monday to ad
dress ehautauqua at Purcellville and
Harrisonburg, Va. From the latter
point he may go to Chicago to aid in
preparing the national Democratic
Insurance Commissioner - Young
paid into the State Treasury '$44,813,
in collections during July.
The annual picnic and barbecue at
River Bend,- in Gaston county, was
held last Friday and Saturday and
was a fine success in every respect,
being largely attended and the crowds
were addressed by prominent speak
ers. Governor Glenn offered the ap
pointment of Judge to fill out the un
expired term of Judge Moore who died
last week, to Hon. Locks Craig, Mr.
Craig, however, telegraphed the gov
ernor that he was not so situated as
to accept the appointment.
GREAT SINGER DP
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Ira D. Sankey Transferred to
the Choir Celestial
THE WORLD'S GREATEST SINGER
Former Companion of Dwight I
Moody and ths ' Greatest Hymn
Writer of the Present Day Passes
Away at His Home in Brooklyn.
New York, Special. Ira . David
Sankey, known as an '" evangelist
throughout the Christian world, died
Thursday night at his home in Brook
lyn, but the news of his passing did
not become generally known until Fri
day. Mr Sankey was 68 years of
age. FoY the last five years he had
been blind and had suffered from a
complication of diseases, bro ugh ht on -by
overwork. But almost to the very
last he worked at hymn writing: Hi
tours throughout this country and
Europe 'with Dwight L. Moody, the
evangelist, brought him into wida
Composer of Many Songs.
Sankey, it. might be said, wrote the
Go&pel hymns of the world. In China, y
Egpt, India, Japan, in almost every
language known to man, Sankey 'a
hymns are sung. He received a large
income from his publications and
leaves considerable-., of an estate.
Among Mr. Sankey 's most familiar
compositions are "The Ninety and v
Nine" and." When the Mists Have
Rolled Away." His sons are said to
have had a circulation of more than
He was a rapid composer and wrote
book after book of Gospel hymns.
During the last five or six years of his
life he was interested in preparing
and publishing the story of the Gos
pel hymns. At the same time he sav
ed his wonderful voice for posterity
by singing into phonographs. The
records were sent all over the world.
Sankey first mCt Moody at- a Y. M.
C. A. convention in Indianapolis.
Moody was so charmed with the
young man's voice that he urged him
to accompany him on his evangelistic
tours. Sankey explained that he was
married and could not give up his
position. ''You must come," said
Moody. "I cannot geV along without
you." ' .
Tours with Moody.
Sankey consulted with his wife and
they cast in their lot with Mr. Moody.
They visited Great" Britain from 1S73
to 1875, and again in 1SS3, and made
manj-. tours throughout the United
States. When Mr. Moody died, Mr. '
Sankey felt keenly the loss of his
friend. From that time he tri-vl to
conduct the work alone yjiich rhey
had hitherto shared between them, but
the task was too. great. In 1902 his
physical condition compelled him to,
give up most of his evangelical en
gagements, although-he continued for.
some time to compile new. series of
hymn books. Then came failing eye
sight, which speedily developed into
total blindness. With the blindness
came also a nervous breakdown.
After- his retirement from public life
the impression became general
throughout the country that he , was
Mr. Sankey lived in Brooklyn for '
twenty-seven years,-and it was there
that most of his songs were written.
He was a singer from boyhood, and
his voice attracted attention in the
hamlet o'f Edenburgh, . Pa., where he
was born August 28th, 1840. At the
beginning of his active life Mr. San- "
key was a Methodist, but for the last
seven years he had been a Presbyte
rian. He is survived by a widow,
Fanny V.. Sankey, bis two sons, I.
Allen Sankey and Edward Sankey,
and two grandchildren.
Negro Killed; Railroad Blamed.
Suffolk, Special. John Melton, a .
negro painter, was killed under a
train on the Norfolk and Western
railroad. He wos getting away from
a shifting engine -and Was struck by
an express. A coroner's jury, con
vened by Mayor John B. Norfleet,
found that the railroad was guilty
of negligence in not providing safety,
gates or a flagman. "
Apple. Crop Prospects Good.
St. Louis, Special. That the pros
pects are good for a bumper crop
of apples in most sections where tho
fruit is grown is. the joyful news ,
brought by the delegates to the sixth
American Apple Growers' Congress,
.which convened at the South
ern Hotel. Papers on all phase? of
the apple business will be read du
ring the sessions by the members of
the congress, including commercial
orchardists, commission men, export
ers, entomological experts of the ag
ricultural departments of the nation
and the various States and profes
sors of horticulture at many colleges
and experiment stations.