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PLY MOUTH, N, C JbRIDAY. 'NOVEMBER 18, 1910.
AGREAT CORN SHOW
South Atlantic States Exposi
tion at Columbia Pec. 5-8.
BOOK OF PREMIUMS NOW READY
Farmers of Georgi North Carolina,
and South Carolina Will Attend
(ireat Atlantic Stales Corn Exposi
tion Corn Records Made in South
Columbia, S. C The premium
list of the South Atlantic .States
Corn exposition, which 'i to bo held
in Columbia fromD.e.ceinbe.rSito
has- been issued' and .BeVferai .thjOUs
and copies will benout.-tdUh'
farmers of North Carolina, South
Carolina and Georgia. Approx
imately $10,000 will be given in
prizes to the farmers of the three
States showing the best corn at the
exposition. There will also be more
than 10 hansome trophy cups, valu
ed at several thousand dollars, for
the best corn exhibit. The premium
list, a handsomely engraved booklet
of 50 pages, will be sent out to
any one, desiring upon request' of
the department of agriculture. All
requests should be addressed to the
department of agriculture in Co
lumbia. President IIudson.,of the exposi
tion is received hundreds of let
ters from farmers saying that they
intended to send exhjbits to the ex
position. Many requests for infor
mation as to tine exposition are
being received from. North Carolina
The corn exposition is a climax
to corn production in Jrhe 'South and
is held for the purpose :o"f encourag
ing the production of corn. This
exposition will be educative in its
nature. - '
An invitation is extended to every
farmer of the three States to attend
the exposition and send an exhibit.
In connection with the exposition
several speaKors of national promi
nence will make addresses. Besides
there will be an aviation meek.
It is proposed to make the exposi
tion to the South just ..what the1
National Corn show is to the West;
' There were ,r0.000,000 bu si vols of
corn produced in South Carolina
this year and a record yielding of
228 bushel one one acre secured. -
USED DEAD BODIES TO WARN.
But Anti-Prohibitionists Disregard
ed it and Drys Lost.
Seattle, Wash. The bodies of two
men who died of alcoholism were
placed on exhibition in the windows
of the undertaking establishment
of the deputy coroner at Auburn, 20
miles south of Seattle, in-an effort
to win votes for the "jrys" in the
local option election held here, but
without apparent effect- for the
town voted "wet." Both factions
were making a hard fight and the
prohibitionists appeared to be in the
lead until in the afternoon. Then
' the tide began to turn. In a frantic
effort the anti-saloon leaders ap
pealed to Deputy Coroner Connell,
an ardent prohibitionist, for aid.
He hurried to his establishment
where the bodies of the two men
lay. Bolstering them in an up
right position in . their coffins he
placed them in the 'front windows.
Above the head of each a sign bear
ing the words: "He died' of drink"
was tacked. As voters hurried by
anti-saloon men directed their at
tention to the exhibition.
'There was no desecration of the
dead," sand Connell. 'The men
were without friends and their
bodies might as well have been put
to some good use."
. Who Wants to Be a Miner? f
. Hillsboro, 111. Five men are dead
af.d 18 injured as the result of an
explosion in a coal mine at-Panama,
111. Four men were killed outright
anil the fifth died from injuries
later. Rassel Roman io, a miner, is
still in the shaft..
Gas, which has accumulated over
night in a pocket, several hundred
feet from the mouth of the shaft,
exploded, tearing out the limbers
and shaking the earth for miles
Rich Haul By 'Highwaymen.
Great Harrington, Mass. Three
masked highwaymen,' armed with
rifles, secured between $4,000 and
$5,000, through one of the most
daring hold-ups ever known in this
section of Massachusetts. The
money comprised the pay-roll for
two camps of Italian laborers em
ployed by the Woronso Construc
tion Company on the construction
of a new electric car line between
Great Harrington and Edgemont.
The robbers disappeared.
A WONDERFUL CAREER.
Hooper Was Found on Streets of
Knoxville a Waif, Forty
Nashville, Tenn Ben. W. Hooper,
the newly elected Governor of Ten
nessee, was found on the streets
of Knoxville less than forty years
ago. The waif, whose parentage is
not known, was committed to the
care of an orphan asylum where
ho received his early training.
When he was 10 years old he at
tracted, the attention of Captain
Hooper, of Newport, Tennwho
gavo him an education n;; and his
name and before he was "21 years
old he had graduated in law with
While he had achieved some dis
tinction in his home county, having
been sent to the State Legislature
for two terms, Hooper was not gen
erally known in the State before
he was nominated as the Republi
can candidate for Governor.
He is a successful lawyer and is
He will be' tlile first Republican
Govenor Tennessee has had in
many years and the third in the
history of the State. He was the
choice of the Independent Demor
crats as well as his own party and
his campaign has been a remark
able one. Although Tennessee is a
safely Democratic State, he has re
ceived the support of some of the
leading Democrats and on every
stump where- he has spoken, Con
federate veterans have sat on the
Hooper's career has been roman
tic and spectacular, starting in an
orphan asylum and finally leading
to the Governor's chair. He was a
striking figure in a romance which
led to his leaving Tennessee for
the Wpst, where he grimly deter
mined ;to make good because he
had ben taunted with the fact that
wfj&la not know who his parents
were. From a small investment he
made a fortune in a few months
and returned to his Tennessee home
to practice his profession. Later
he married Miss Annie Jones,
daughter of one of the wealthiest
men in east Tennessee. He has four
CENSUS COTTON REPORT.
Shows 7,339,983 Bales Ginned to
Washington The census bureau
report shows 7,339,983 bales of cot
ton, counting round bales as half
bales, ginned from the growth of
1910 to November 1, compared with
7,017,849 for 1909; 8, 191,557 for 1908,
and 6,128,502 for 1907.
Round bales included this year
are 81,187, compared with 109,021
for 1909; 149,808 for 1908, and 125.
785 for 1907.
Sea island this vear is 40,516 bales,
compared with 55,237 for 1908; 45,
'479 for 1908, and 33,331 for 1907.'
The ginning by States follows:
Alabama, 747,162; Arkansas, 323,674;
Florida, 38,287; Georgia, 1,241,138;
Louisiana, 154,756; Mississippi, 576,
373; North Carolina, 380,114; Okla
homa, 584,850; South Carolina,' 729,
023; Tennessee, 129,781; Texas, 2,
403,981. All other States, 24,838.
The distribution of sea island cot
ton for 1910 by States is: Florida,
15,191; Georgia, 22,507; South Caro
Grandfather at 3G.
Dalton, Ga. Ben Durham, a plum
ber, is one of, if not the youngest
grandfather in the Stale. He be
came a grandfather at the age of
36. He is extremely proud of his
grandchild and is being congratulat
ed by his friends here.
Ten Million Dollars in Gold.
Seattle, Wash. More than ten
million dollars' worth of gold has
been received by the United States
assay office' here since the first of
the year, according to a statement
given out by the assayer. The total
receipts from January 1 to Novem
ber 8 from Alaska and British
America mines is given as 10.507,
621.94. Of this amount $939,109.75
camo from Alaska: ' $1,036,296.03
from British Columbia, and $97,
021.75 from the Yukon territory.
Mountain Murderer Escapes.
Lexington, Ky. While more than
two hundred armed men are Beach
ing throughout Breathitt county for
Jacob Noble, who killed Jailer
Wesley Turner, the youthful feud
ist eluded his pursurers. He is still
in hiding in the mountains.
Governor Wilson has been asked
to aid in the chase and the reward
for the arrest of Noble may be in
creased. The men sent out under
command of a deputy sheriff have
orders to arrest the fugitive "dead
Outlook Grave Between the
STATE DEPARTMENT IS AWAKE.
The Slaying or a Mexican by Ameri
cans and the Retaliaion by Mexi
cans Causes Bitterness and Indig
nation Serious Crisis.
Washington The government of
Mexico and the United States are
making every effort to restrain
their citizens from acts of violence
and to smooth over the difficulties.
The already serious problem before
the two nations, resulting from the
burning at the stake in Texas of
Antonio Rodriguez and the riotous
demonstrations against Americans
in Mexico City aiid elsewhere, has
been further complicated by the
shooting of Jesus Loza by Carlos B.
Carothers, an American, at Guada
lajara, Mexico, and the assassina
tion of Chief of Police W.'C. Temple
of Anadarka, Okla., by a Mexican.
Ambassador Do La Barra pre
sented to the State Department the
dispatches from foreign Minister
Creel in which President Diaz ex
pressed satisfaction at President
Taft's assurance that he would do
all in his power to punish those
guilty of the crime recently com
mitted against Rodriguez in Texas.
President Diaz in this message
stated that the Mexican government
already had instituted proceedings
against the persons responsible for
tho misdemeanors in Mexico and
expected to repress, with all the
vigor of the law, all offenses what
soever against Americans
GEORGIA SENATOR DEAD.
Alexander Stephens Clay Passes!
Senator Fourteen Years.
Atlanta, Ga. United States Sena
tor Alexander Stephens Clay of
Georgia died hero after an extended
According to the physicians Sen
ator Clay's dath resulted from dila
tion of the heart, superinduced by
arterial sclerosis. The Senator has
been ill for nearly a year and came
ALEXANDER 8. CLAY.
United States Senator from Georgia.
to the sanitorium here on November
1, to take a rest cure.
Senator Clay was 57 years old and
was serving his third term in the
United States Senate. He is sur
vived by his wife, five sous and a
daughter, besides, his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. W. J. Clay of Cobb county.
Tho Senator has served in the
Senate continuously for 14 yar9
having been elected in 1895 to suc
ceed the Hon. John B. Gordon.
Arm Upraised Preacher Dies.
New York. With his arm uplifted
in appeal. Ite;. Dr. Ferdinand O.
Zech of the German Presbyterian
church was stricken in the pulpit
at Jamaica, L. I., and died before
ho could be taken from the church
His face became convulsd as he
reached the climax of a spirited
sentence, his raised hand fell on tho
open Bible and he topplied back
ward in tho pulpit. Parishoners
carried him to a cushinoed pew, but
he only motioned feebly to his heart
Express Strike Called Off.
New York. The strike of drivers
and helpers employed by tho trans
continental express companies has
been formally declared off.
The close of the strike was
brought about by the New Jersey
strikers who voted to accept the
terms upon which the companies
offered to take back the men.
The agreement provides that the
men shall be taken back without
discrimination except for acts of
violence during strike.
ilr 'ill '
FARM PRODUCTS OF 1910
The Record of Various Crops Made
on Lands in the United States
Figures Are Interesting.
Washington. Bumper crops led
by corn with the greatest harvest
ever gathered, were produced by
the farmers of the United States
during this year. In a general re
view of crop conditions issued the
bureau of statistics of the Depart
ment of Agriculture says:
"The harvests of 1910 have been
practically compared, with results
exceeding the expectations during
the growing period. Preliminary
estimates have been made of the
production of most of the import
ant crops from which it appears
with aggregate production of crops
in 1910 are approximately 7.6 per
cent greater than the crops of 1909
and about 9.1 per cent greater
than the average annual production
of the preceding five years. Prices
for important crops averaged on
November 1 about 5.4 per cent low
er than a year ago.
"The production of other crops
in 1 1910, expressed in percentage of
the average production in recent
years (not compared with full crop)
is estimated as follows:
"Peaches, 113,1: hops, 106,9
broom corn, 105, 4: cranberries,
105,4: sweet potatoes, 104,9 sorghum
104,6: asparagus, 102,5: peanuts 102,
5; cabbages, 100.2; lima beans, 100.0
kaffir corn, 99,1; pears, 98,9 beans,
(dry), 98,8; cantaloupes, 97,3; water
melons, 97,0; onions, 96,5; hemp,
95,5; tomatoes, 93,7; clover seed,
93,6; strawberries, 91,5; grapes, 82,2;
apples, 85.2; millet seed, 85.7; rasp
berries, 78,0; blackberries, 76,6.
"The conditions of other crops,
composed with average conditions
at or near time of gathering was as
follows: i f
"Sugar "cane,, 101.2; rice, 102.3;
sugar beets, 100.9; lemons, 99.3; cot
ton, 98.9; oranges, 95.5."
U. S. CORN REPORT.
Department of Agriculture Fur
Washington. Estimates of the
Department of Agriculture give the
total 1910 production of - corn as
8,121,381,000 bushels, compared with
2,772.676,000 for 1909; yield per aere
as 27.4 bushels, compared with 25.8,
the 10-year aevrage; quality as 87.2
per cent compared with 84.4 the 10
year average, and per centage of
1909 crop on farms November 1 as
4.3 per cent (119,056,000 bushels)
compared with 3.8, the 10-year aver
age. Production of tobacco was 967,
150,000 pounds, compared with 949,
357,000 in 1909; yield per acre, 795.4
pounds, compared with 811.6, the 10
year average and quality 85. 2 per
cent, compared with 86.3 the 10-year
Yield duction Quality
States. Bushels. Bushels. P.C.
Texas 20.2 181,093,000 81.
Oklahoma ... 16.0 92,352,000 65.
Georgia 14.3 64,808,000 90.
Tennesee ... 25.9 96,296,000 . 89.
Kentucky ... 28.6 104,075,000 87.
Alabama .... 18.0 63,439,000 92.
Mississippi... 20.5 66,256,000 94.
N. Carolina .. 18.8 57,754,000 90.
Arkansas ... 24.0 69,216,000 88.
Louisiana ... 23.6 58,835,000 91.
S. Carolina . . 18.5 44,733,000 90.
S. Dakota . . . 26.0 56,212,000 77.
Virginia .... 25.5 54,621,000 92.
Wanted Jail For a Home.
New York. Peter Lillijohn, who
wrote a threatening letter to John
D. Rockefeller demanding $50,000
was held in $1,000 bail for the grand
jury. The prisoner said he wrote
the letter- because he had no home
and wanted to be arrested that he
might have shelter.
Football Player in For Murder.
Wheeling, W. Va. A warrant
formally charging Thomas McCoy,
right end of the Bthany College
football team with murder in con
nection with the death of Captain
Rudolph Munk of the West Virginia
University team has been issued
here by Magistrate It. G. Hoobs, the
action following partial completion
of the inquest by Coroner W. W.
Rogers. Munk sustained injuries in
the game between the two teams
from which he died.
Violated Anti-Trust Law.
Pittsburg, Pa. Fifteen officers
and directors of the Imperial Win
dow Glass Company pleaded "nolo
contendere" before Judge S. Young,
in the United States district court
to a violation of the Sherman anti
trust act and each was fined $500.
At the same time a fine of $2,500
was imposed upon the corporation
itself with costs. Among those
fined are Myron L. Case, president
J. G. Sayre, secretary, and M. J.
Healy, vice president.
THE ELECTION RETURNS.
Revised returns indicate that the
Republican majority in the Senate
will be. reduced from 26 to 10 in the
The full membership in the pres
ent Congress gives the Republicans
59 and the Democrats 33.
The Democrats appear to have
gained eight seats. This reduced
the Republicans to 51 and incresaes
the Democrats to 41. The follow
ing table shows the results , in the
32 States where Senators are to be
Seats now ion of
Slates held by Legislature
California Rep. Rep.
Connecticut .. Rep. Rep.
Delaware Rep. Rep.
Florida ...Dem. Dem.
Indiana Rep. Dem.
'Iowa .......... .. Rep.
'Louisiana ......... Dem.
Maine ..Rep. Dem.
Maryland ..Dem. Dem.
Massachusetts ..... Rep. Rep.
Michigan Rep. Rep.
Minnesota Rep. Rep.
Mississippi Dem. Dem.
Missouri ... Rep. Rep.
Montana Rep. doubl
Nebraska Rep. Dem.
Nevada Rep. Rep.
New Jersey Rep. Dem.
New York Rep. Dem.
North Dakota ...... Rep. Rep.
Ohio Rep. Dem.
Pennsylvania .. ....Rep. Rep.
Rhode Island Rep. Rep.
Tennessee Dem. Dem.
Texas Dem. Dem.
Utah Rep. Rep.
'Vermont Rep. Rep.
Virginia Dem. Dem.
Washington .......Rep. Rep.
West Virginia Rep. Dem
Wisconsin Rep. Rep.
Wyoming Rep. Rep.
'Vacant by death of Senator
Dolliver and Senator McEnery.
!2. "Senators already chosen.
Revised figures indicate that the
Democratic majority in the next
house will be 60.
62d Congress Dem. Rep.
Arkansas 7 ' ..
California . 8
Delaware .. 1
Illinois 10 15
Indiana 12 1
Iowa 2 9
Kansas . . ,. 8
Kentucky 9 2
Maine 2 2
Maryland 5 1
Massachusetts 4 10
Michigan 2 10
Minnesota 1 8
Missouri ; 13 t 3
Nebraska ' 3 3
Nevada ,. .. .. ' 1
New Hampshire V 2
New Jersey 7 3
New York 23 14
North Carolina 10
North Dakota 2
Ohio ., 15 6
Oklahoma 3 2
Pennsylvania 9 23
Rhode Island 1 1
South Carolina 7
South Dakota 2
Tennessee 8 2
Texas 16 ..
Virginia 9 1
West Virginia 4 1
Wisconsin 1 2
Totals 225.. 165
Colorado Women in Legislature.
Denver, Col Four women will
sit in tho eighteenth gneral assem
bly of Colorado as a result of the
election. They are Alma Laferty,
Louise U. Jones and Louise M. Ker
win, all elected rcprsentatives
from Denver districts on the' Dem
ocratic ticket and Agnes Riddle,
In the last general assembly Mrs.
Laferty, who was re-elected was
the only woman representative.
There are no women senators.
California Votes for $10,000,000.
San Francisco Unofficial returns
indicate that a big majority has
been given the two constitutional
amendments which will add $10,
000,000 to the fund of the Panama
With the amount already secured
the delegation which will leave for
Washington in a few days will be
able to offer a bid of $17,500,000 for
the privilege of holding the exposi
tion and will notify the government
that government aid will not be
DESERTIONS IN THE ARMY
Reports of Adjutant General
Recommendations Number of
Men ia Service.
Washington. The number of de
sertions from tho enlisted strength
of the regular army of the United
States during the last fiscal year
was materially less than the record
of any year since 1899, according to
report of Adjutant General Ains
worth. The gratifying reduction in the
desertion ratio is ascribed by Gen
eral Ainjworth to the continuance
of ' systematic and vigorous efforts
to arrest and punish deserters. Of
tho white troops 3.77 per cent and
of the colored soldiers only 1.35 per
cent were reported as deserters. , '
The percentage of desertions from
the British army during . the year
ended September 30, 1909, was 1.18.
General Ainsworth urges the pur
suit and punishment of desertions
not for the corrective effective such r
action may have upon the deserters
themselves but for the deterrent ef
fect upon others and from this point
of view he argues the inadvisability
of restoring apprehended or sur
rendered deserters to duty and to a
status of honor in tho army. '
' In regard to the actual strength
Ui I.lit3 0.1111V Ull .JijlAILIl,L 1 iJm LiJLU. I. lira'
report shows that there were 4,310
officers and-67,459 enlisted men in
the regular army and 166 officers
and 5,100 enlisted men in the Philip
pine scouts making a total of 4,476
officors and 72,559 enlisted men not v
including 197 first lieutenants of the
meaicai reserve ; corps on active
CHILD FOUND DEAD.
Mother Frantic With Grief and Her
Condition Very Grave. 1
. "Asbury Park, N. J. The body of,
little Marie Smith, a school girl of
10, who had been missing sveral
days, was found in a clump of
woods not far from her home. Some
instinct seemed to warn her mother '
of how the search had ended, for
although an effort was made ' to
shield her from the truth, she rush
ed from the house and took in the
full horror of the fact before she
could be withheld. Half-fainting,
half in convulsions, she was carried
into the house and there is grave
fears that she will die, and with
her the life she was soon to have
brought into the. world. .
Marie was murdered by a negro,
who has been arrested.
Old Man and Wife Arrested.
Geneva, Ohio. Mr. I. Parker, aged
75, and his 73-year-old wife were
arrested hero in connection with tho
shooting of three 12-year-old boys,
one of whom, Edwin Rhodes, is dead.
The other two boys, Philip Krus
and Earl Rawson, are seriously in
jured. The shooting occurred, is is be
lieved, as an outcome of a feud of
30 years' duration.
If It Was All Divided.
Washington. Each person in the
United States, were he to have his
proportion of the money in circula
tion, would be 13 cents richer this
month than he was last. The circu
lation per capita is now $35.01, 6
cents better than at the same time
last year. , -
The amount of money in existence
in this country is constantly on the
increase, due largely to the pro
duction of gold, of which there is
free coinage. This year already
shows an increase of more than
$55,000,000 over last.
Fire That Ruined. ,
New York. Two persona wero
killed and four seriously injured ia
a fire that destroyed two upper
floors of the Rosalind apartment
house on Manhattan avenue, on tho
upper West Side of the city. Wil
liam H. Abbott, a real estate opera
tor, 44 years old, jumped from a
front window on tho fifth floor and
was impaled on a;picket fence be
low, dying instantly; His wife, forty
years old, was burned t. death.
Retired on $10,000; Yearly Pension.
Chicago-After riare than 40 years
of continuous service as special
agent for the Chicago, "Milwaukee
and St. Paul railway, John A. Hin
sey has shut up his desk and walls e, J
out of his offict in tho Railway F
change building with ths knowler
that for the rest of his' life he vi 1
have no more to do. He is 78 yi"
old and the company I .s dir: ;
that hereafter he shall C. - ;
sion of $10,000 a year. I,