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MARSHALL, MADISON COUNTY, N. C, FRIDAY, JANUARY 12. 1912.
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' Population, 30.11$.
County Beat MarahalL
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New and modern Court Houaa, coat
' Naw and modern jail ooit $15,000.00
' Naw and modern County Home, coat
! 1 "Hon. . Jaa. L. Hyatt Senator." 3
, District, Burnsvllle, N. C,
' Hon. J. C. Ramsey, Representative.
; -Marshall, N. C
' W. H. Henderson, Clebk Superior
Court. Marshall. N. C.
' ! ! wY- IL'-Uuckner. Sheriff, Marshall.
' "' JSmeS Smart Register of Deeds.
;' J ", v i -lisMnalL N. C.
& JV Jttunnlon, Treasurer, Marshall.
- fiH f.C.L.Tweed, Surveyor, White Rock,
Dr. J. H. Balrd, Coroner, Mara Hill,
siool) .3" i MraiEllia Henderson, Jailor. Mar
l.L i.ye.tt. Janitor. Marshall
Dr. C. U. Sprinkle, County Physician,
Maraball. N. Ov
: James Hay nlev Supt County Home,
Maraball. N. C
Home located about two miles south'
. :.--'west of Marshall.
;i .. Courts
Criminal and Civil, First Monday be
fore First Monday In March, Com-
.., menclng Feb. 26th, 1912.
Civil llth, Monday after First Mon
la In -March, commencea May 20,
Criminal and Civil,- First Monday
after First Monday In Sept. Com-
) ! mencea Sept. 0th, 1912.
Clril.Sth Monday after First Mon
day In September. Commencea Octo-
i bar, H 1912. "
. . '...v.:' BOARDS. '
" 1 s' ' ' County Commissioners.
:'"- W. o; 'Sprinkle, Chairman, Marshall,
''V;-.i-1; P. Caasada, Member,
O.. Bt F. D. No. 1.
iii - Raubln A. . Tweed, ' Member, Blf
' Laurel. "N. C.
. E: T B. Maahburn, Att7 Marahall,
,' .Board meets first Monday In every
.. ' X f. Bryan, Chairman, Marshail. N.
h A Ramsey. Secretary, Man Hill
. N. C- R. F. D. 2. . " --J-"
" "Sam Coa. Member, Mar Hill, N. C
'I M. I, . D. ';
, fi. TVs Wild, Big Pine, N. C.
jAufltty Chlpley,, Road Engineer,
'' Mrirahiill, N. C. i
fleorge M. Prltchard, Atty.. Marahall,
Board meets first Monday In Janu-
j''; i .'. ; ary, April, July and October each year.
, ,. . Board of Edueatlon.
Jasper Ebbs, Chairman, Spring
j Crtk. N. a
, , Thoa.- J. Murray, Member, Marshall,
N. C' U. r. D. No. S.
'W. .R. Same, Marahall, N, O, R. F,
Prof. M. C. Buckner, Supt of
' Selioola, Mara Hill. N. C, R. F. D;
Board Meeta first Monday In Janu
ary, April, July and October eacn yean
- Collegea and High Schools.
Mara Hill College, Prof. R. L. Moore,
President, Mara Hill, N, C. Fall Term
begihs Auguat 17, 1911. Spring Term
. beglna January 2, 1912. f
Spring Creek High Schopl. Prof,
"Q.'C. Brown, Principal, Spring Creek,
. N. C I Mo. School opened Auguat
. r 1111.
' Madison Seminary High School.
Vrot.J. M. Weatherly, Principal, .Mar-
, shall, N. C, R. F. i! No. J?" ? M9
'School began October 2, 1911. '
Bejl Inatltate. Mlaa Margaret K.
(QrVffitb; Prlnolpal, Walnut. N. Qi, 8 Mp.
Sohool began 'BeptemDer i. tail.
- im'1! Marshall Academy. Prof, R. 0.
,(.., Anders, Principal, Marahall, N. C..(,f
ll -f- ;U i' 4 Mrtj School began Sept 4, 1911,
J.' C. Ramsey, Maraball, N. C. TernV-
i '' , wptrea Jaau 11, 1912. ".vv.
.,. . A. J. Roberta, Marshall, N. C, R. F
' D. No. I, Term expiree May 30, 1912.
Jasper Ebba, Spring Creek, N. C.
I Term expiree August 10, 1912. s
' C C. Brown, Bluff, N. ,C. Term
'.-, . plrea Deoamber I, lfll. ;;-r
J. A. Leak. Revere. N. C. Term ex-
. ' plrea January 10, 113. ' K J
- f W. T. Davie, Hot Springe, N. C,
-t. ' Term eipirea January 10, 1913.'- -
, , x J. H. Southworth, Stackhouee, N (5.
l ersa expiree January la, , .
"w if. w. Anaeraon, paint ro, N.c..
,i . .Jam expiree February (, W13.
J. H." Hunter, Marahall, Nv R.-;F.
- ' ' ''fi.' No.. 3. "Term explrea April 1 iU
- J. F. Tllaon. Maralmll. N. C i R. Fi'D.
, No. I." Term expire April 3, il.
. C. J, Ebba,' Marahall, N. C' - Term
v expires April 31, 1913.
i ' JvJ. W. Nelaon, Marahall N. CTfrm
.. ". , expiree April 25, 19js. , :-v
kRoy L. Gndger, Marshall, N vr,
Terra explrea May 8, 1913, V4'
, Geo. M. Prltchard, Marahall, N. C.
Term expl'rek May 26. 191t " '
.Dudley . Chlpley, ; MarahWl, ' K.'i cV
j;i r Terrn explrea July .29, 1913.
' . W1. 5. Connor, Mart Bill. N. C. Term',
' asplroa November 27, 3913. .' - 1 ?
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,' Meeta at- the Conrt (loose Saturday
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BBoqth,t 11 A. 1. .
IH DURHAM GQUf JTY
THE. SUPERINTENDENT OP EDU
CATION REPORT MAKES A
S . . .FINE SHOWING.' '
DOES NOT INCLUDE THE CITY
'The Report la a- Very ' Optimistic
. Document "Vocational Education1!
le the Name of' a Specclal Subject
Taken Up In Annual Report.'
;Raleighl-rrA apeclal from Durham
saya the report of Supt. C. W. Mas
aey to the Durham county achool
board ahowa that there are only 41
white illiterates In the country , dla
trlcta of Durham. The report fur
ther aliowa' 147 negroes who can
neither read nor write. This report
doea not Include the city, , a there
are no definite statistics on tbla, but
the county superintendent waa of the
opinion that there- were not over 300
Illiterates in the city.
-Mr. Maeeey, 'considers thla a re
markably fine record, ..considering the
fact that Durham' "la, the borne .of
many cotton Industrie, and la essen
tially an Industrial town. And when
itHa considered that out of a popu
lation of about 35,D00 people the coun
ty of Durham, has about five hundred
Illiterates, It will be seen that the
percentage of Illiteracy in thla connty
la a very amall fraction. '
.' The report la a very optimistic doc
ument, and .the-atatlstics of tbe prog
reaa made during the' past- eight
yara gives ample-'grounds 'for this
optimism. Out of a census of 3,892
the county schools have' " an enroll
ment of 2,691. There are 256 families
In' the county ,not-,- eendljlg children
10 acaooi ana lam vaiue 01 me uunu-
lnga and equipment of . the county
schools la very nearly 170,000:
"Vocational Education" is, the name
of a special subject taken up In the
annual .report, and has to deal with
the. education of the children itt tlri
country districta In some of the rufll
liienta of agriculture. The suteefln
tendent la establishing thfl new
branch of study In the achoola as they
open, ua after the- holidays.. Durham
County sometime ago- railed to vote
a farm lire scnooi, duc a carerui anaiy-
J Is of the plan that la to be put Into
operation 'will ahow that the children
n the country districts' will be given
k pretty thorough and practical course
In agriculture. . . ......
Seaboard Flagman la - Injured.
Mr. Walter Elks, flagman of the
Seaboard Air Line, waa probably fa
tally injured when he waa thrown
from the top of a northbound freight
which ,:Waa shifting, on the .Wake For
est yards. Elka la a realdent bt Ral
eigh, and la 22 years of age. Hewasl
standing .on the end of a . box-car,
when the engine ran into the " car
with' such force that he was thrown
headlong to - the ground between the
two cars. He probably received 1 a
fractured skull, his left leg waa Bro
ken In two placea below the knee
and, he also suffered Internal injuries.
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War Plans' Highly Complimented. "
The war plans adopted by the ad
jutant general for use in North Caro
lina are being highly complimented
by the . United States army officials.
These plana for the state military
rre presented by - Capt. A, J.
Dowghtery, United States Army, now
on, duty with the North Carolina Na
tional Guard; They have been recom
mended and highly complimented by
the United States Division of Military
Affairs' office and by the War College
authorities. ' In doing thla, they ex,
press the desire that all (he other
states ahould follow tbla lead.
Drawing Net Around John Ross..;
Shelby. The threads of evidence
are ' drawing' tighter around . John
Ross,- who, with Will and Hack Ross,
it in jail ' at Gastonia, awaiting the
special' terms- of court, with Judge
T., L. Webb presiding, when they will
be tried for- -the brutal murder of
Mr., an (J M;rSr John Dixon near Falls,
ton December 13. ;;'. .:'V'''V
North Carolina New Enterpriaea.
Charters were Issued for. the Unit
ed Mills Company, of High Point
capital $300,000 authorized and $3,000
subscribed.. by J. R. Myers, C. F. Lam
breth and othera,, for chair and gen
eral furniture .manufacturing; the
Central Banking, ft ' Trust 'Co., f
Aaheville, capital $50,000 ..authorised
and $25,000 subscribed by W. B. Mc-
Bwln; W.-' , bavfs; I.' .Charles '. W.
Brown and' others; and the Brown
Hardware ComDanv of . Aaheville.
capital $lS,000, by ' H, C. ;rown, M..
Weaver. Owen Gudge.r and others, i
Have i Granted A Franchise.,
'The Durham county commissioners
graared to the Sbuthem Power Cora-
pafty; a franchise to construct a tele
phone' Une from Durham to the Wake
county line tm the way . to Raleigh
along the public road a The Una will
be need 'solely, by ; the: company In
the work of maintaining 'the power
transmission 'line which - baa been
completed from ' Durham to Raleigh,
and . in eofamunlrating With the 'sup
plementary etation bear Raleigh 'with
which the .Djirhara. sv t!on..fea
THE SCHOOL FUND INCREASES
The Total Fund For 1911-12 Reaohti
$9233.64, Aa Oppoaad to $70,
751.22 During Year 1910-11.
Charlotte. The apportionment list
which haa juat been competed by
County Superintendent of Education
R J. Cochran, ahowa that exactly
$21,472.32 more will be available for
Mecklenburg achool expenses during
1911-12 than waa at the disposal of
the county board of education In 1910
11. After deducting the amount of
13,875.30, which wast lost through re
leases and Insolvents and the aum of
$3,895, the expenaea of the board of
education, a total of $74,371 remains
for distribution amongst the varloua
institutions of learning throughout
the city and county. Of thla $74,371,
the apportionment to achoola within
the city of Charlotte will reach a
total of $33,006.60. To the achoola In
the county there will be given $36,
375 . The remaining $4,989.40 goes to
the building fund. Of the' county
apportionment,.. $28,695 wm be dis
tributed among ' the white grammar
schools and $1,585 to white high
schools" The remaining $6,095 will
further4 the cause of colored educa
tion In the county.
The total fund at the disposal of
the county board of education this
year amounted to ' $82,141.8jL before
the 'deduction ,of .Releases and inel .
venta and the expenses lncldentatf'ft J
the maintenance of the board ltaclj 1
Of the sum total of-this school fund,'
$68,086.83 came through the channel
of general achool taxation. . The ap
portionment from the state reached
the aum of $3,256.31. The remaining
$10,628.67 waa obtained through fines,
etc. ' '
Will Be Settled Amicably.
.It developed that there Is consider
able prospect for a satisfactory ad
justment of the muddle that haa ex
isted at Fayettevtlle for aome til
In the matter of her- military organ!
sat ions and their relation to the
North Carolina National Guard and
which of the two is the Fayettevtlle
Light Infantry, which baa an historic
ancestry running . back to around
1799. Major Vann la the captain of
the old line organisation that retains
the gray uniform and haa assets in
revenue from the sale of a part of
the armory property to the govern
ment for public ..building purposes.
Captain Watson commands the latter
day aggregation. ' regularly, enlisted
In the North Carolina National Guard
aa regimental Company F. The mili
tary omciais and the , buaineaa men
of the city are understood to be get
ting together In a settlement of the
trouble that promisee to assure Fay
ettavllle ; one of the strongest com
paniea of the National Guard.
Get $16,000' From County 8chool Fund
The . City . schools of Winston will
get $16,000 this year from the county
school, fund. The county school
board met W regular "ton at the
court house and made 1. apportion-
meak-i The. . apportionments for the
other achoola will not be made out for
several days. The county school fund
thla year will run between $65,000
and $68,000. It comes from taxes,
fines and forfeitures and the balance
left on hand from last year. The per
capita apportionment for each child
of achool age will be approximately
$3 thla year. '-.. -
Carried Mall by Aeroplane.
Walter . R. Brookina made four
flights in bla Wright aeroplane at
Hlghwood Park, Wilmington, before
1,600 spectators. A feature of the
afternoon waa the carrying of a Uni
ted Statea mall pouch filled with post
cards and letters and delivered to a
representative of the postofflce at a
designated spot. This waa the first
carrying of mall by aeroplane in the
state. No passengers were carried
up on account of the condition of the
track where the starts were made.
Destroy An Illicit Distillery. ' '
Special Employe Lee Same and
Deputy Collector. Robert .Henry de
stroyed an illicit distillery in Polk
county near the South Carolina line.
It la on the alt of another plant de
stroyed only a few days before, when
William Raven waa ; arrested and
bound to Federal court It must have
been Immediately put up.
To Make An Advance Payment
At a meeting of the board of coun
ty commissioners at Charlotte .County
Treasurer J. W. Stlnson was Instauct
ed tor pay to the Rqquarth Construc
tion Company, the sum of $9,000 as
an advance payment upon the con
crete bridge which Is at present In
course of construction over the : Ca
tawba river at Sloan's Ferry. ' This
Is the first payment . which has, been
made by Mecklenburg. ' Gaston coun
ty. whfch la bearing an equal portlori
pro rata, according to population, of
the expense recently placed $6,000,
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Intelllgeri Crop Cultivatipn.V
- At a meeting of the1 board of cqun.
ty commlsslonera held at Wilson,. Mr,
Hudson, : of the state agricultural de
partment appeared before that body
and stated that If the. county- -would
appropriate $300 the state' would .do:
nate, a' -like aum for the purpose of
stimulating our farmera to cultivate
crops nior Intelligently, vhc.o have
-patcnes'- ox corn, wneat and, other
products . In different . parts lof the
county to be cultivated according to
direction of the superintend Jnt who
will nave the" hiov.ef in charge. .'
SUN YAT SEN. PRESIDENT, NOW
PROMISES OPEN DOOR TO ALL
PROTECTION FOR FOREIGNERS
All Restrictions of Trade Will
Abolished and All Laws
Shanghai. Dr. Sun Yat Sen, provis
ional president of the Chinese repub
lic, issued a manifesto to the for
elgn powers In which he explains the
public alms and policies of the repub
licans in China. In it he saya that
the present situation has been forced
on China by Manchu misrule, which
was Incapable of remedy without
"We now proclaim," he aaya, "the
resultant overthrow of despotic away
and the establishment of a republic.1
The manifesto Is a lengthy docu
ment It seta forth the wrongs of the
Chinese people and promises strict
adherence to all treaties, obligations
and concessions - undertaken by the
It gives an assurance of the safety
of the persona and property of for
eigners in China,' and pledges equal
tfypatmeut of, the Manchu and the es
tablishment tif a stable government,
t declarea that it will abolish all
restrictions on trade, and that It will
undertake - the 1 revision of all laws
and will Insure religious toleration.
The manifesto ' then aska the aid
of foreign nations "for the con sum
matlon of the plans which they have
so long been vainly urging upon the
people of our country," and con
. "With tbla message of peace and
good will, the republic of China cher
ishes the hope of tie admission to the
family of nations, and Its future co
operation in the great and noble task
of building up the civlllation of the
' The- manifesto 4s signed "Sun Yat
Sen, President" i .
Washington. Although Minister
Calhoun at Pekln . haa made aome
"suggestions and asked some ques
tions" about the sending of American
troops, to Chlnj for the protection
of -the railroad! Tfoml'eiln to, the
sea, It waa stated emphatically at the
atate department that this govern
ment would not dispatch any soldiers
there until the six powers immediate
ly-concerned in Chinese affaire had
beent thoroughly consulted and the
department - had more Information
from the trouble scene." , '
BLUE IS SURGEON GENERAL
Ann- Honor From Dr. J. A. White, a
, - , Former Georgian. -'
Washington. President Taft sent
:o.the senate- the nomination of Dr.
Rupert Blue of South Carolina, sur
geon general of the public neaitn
and marine hospital service, succeed
ing the late Walter Wyman. Doctor
Blue had been connected with the
marine hospital service for years,
and is accredited . with driving the
plague out of San Francisco.
In announcing the appointment of
Doctor Blue, President Taft also gave
notice that hereafter the term of
service of the surgeon general of the
public health service shall be limited
to four years. An amendment to the
regulation to this effect will be made.
Formerly a surgeon general had an
unlimited tenure of office.
Doctor Blue'a appointment was
made after several weeka' consider
ation by the president of the Secre
tary of the Treasury MacVeagh.
Dr. J. A. White of New Orleans,
also a surgeon general in the serv
ice, waa a close competitor In the.
race, Botn men naa recuruu 01 uih-
tlngulshed. service, - but the wont
which Doctor Blue did In ridding San
Francisco of the bubonic plague help
ed to decide the matter in his favor.
Jackson's Chief Scout Dead.
Richmond. Va. Capt. John CuS-
iona is dead at his home. Glen Allen,
in Henrico county. Captain Cussons
waa chief of scouts under Stonewall
Jackson and General Lee and gained
fame in the West as an Indian fight
er Immediately after the Civil war.
; Whitaker of New Orleans Dead.
New Orleana, La. Edward 8. Whit
aker, former. Inspector of police con
victed, some months ago of unnatural
Crimea againat several little girls,
died in a local hospital of a compli
cation of, dlaeaaea. Whitaker . 'wa
transferred to the hospital - two flays
ago from the pr)ah prison, where he
.- held awaitim . the outcome of
Jala appeal to the Supreme' court. For
many years he vaa promiaeni in Lou
isiana pofltlca' and-'pollce affairs. , A
wife and daughter-.eurvjve mm. ,'
t Columbia 8. C.; Fire-Swept
Columbia, S. -C-"Fire, which clean
ed bat a block In West Gervals street
the wholesale district of Columbia; in
flicted damage variously "eatlmated at
between $225,000 and $450,000. It waa
the ihoBt dteaatrons blaze 4n, this cltj
since - the town ' was laid' In . ashes
dirlffg the vla$t year, pt the war be
tween sections. Starting in the. re
pair department of the Globes, M.a
cnlnery porawmy, probably -frtm'"'an
overheated" toller, the flames were
driven "by dtixaasterly hretxe to ad
Jaccnt strgpturesj. Vv -, '
ON THE GRIDIRON
TRUST QUESTION UNSOLVED
8ECRETARY OF COMMERCE AND
LABOR NAGEL MAKES HIS
Mere Breaking Up of Large Combina
tions Doea Not Suffice, Accord
ing to Secretary.
Washington. "The mere breaking
up of large combinations into a num
ber of separate parte by no means
meeta the whole trust question." saya
Secretary Nagel of the department of
commerce and labor, in- his annual
report transmitted to President Taft
Secretary Nagel declarea that the
Sherman law has been proved to be
an effective statute beyond all doubt,
and .that a degree of combination of
capital Is quite necessary; but he
adds that the Supreme court decis
ions in the Standard Oil and Tobacco
cases have demonstrated that the
next step In the control of great in
dustrial corporations will be the cre
ation of a permanent Federal agency.
How much control ahall be exercis
ed, whether by commission, ' Federal
Incorporation or other means, which
.have .been advocated Tdcently by
Judge Elbert H. Gary, George W. Per
kins and other financiers before the
senate committee which - ias been
conducting hearings to determine
what changes would be desirable In
the anti trust laws, Secretary Nagel
does not definitely say.
"A certain degree of combination of
capital la admittedly essential to the
enterprises,' Bays Secretary Nagel.
carrying on of our great business
enterprises," says Secretary Nagel.
"To control properly such 'necessary
comblnationa we must have aome ad
ministrative Federal office or com
mission which shall make thla work
Secretary Nagel-ref era in passing
to recent criticism of the immigra
tion service. He aaya the bureau has
endeavored to obey the general man
date of the law and relieve the In
dividual of hardship wherever the
atatute allows it
ROOSEVELT WILL NOT TALK
Ex-President Refuaea to Affirm or
.. . Deny Any Rumors. '
New York. With a general refus
al to "confirm or deny any rumor,"
Col. Theodore Roosevelt declined to
discuss a report that a movement
waa afoot In New Jersey to place
his name on the presidential pri
mary ballots. The former preaident
waak asked If he had been approach
ed by any one of consequence or au
thority In New Jersey politics with
a view to having bla name placed
on the ballota. '
'That necessarily Involves a defini
tion of the phraae 'any one of conse
quence or authority,' he replied. "I
must decllen to connrm or aeny any
report or rumors of thla sort."
"Have you taken any steps, colo
nel, to have your name removed from
the primary ballota In Nebraska?" he
was asked. .-. u
"I have taken no steps one way
or the other." '
Taft : Pardons Two Negreea.
Washington. President Taft com
muted to expire at once the' life sen
tence of -' Arthur Adama and Robert
Sawver: twornegm British subjects;
cohvlcted, ! at, Wilmington, N. "C In'
1906, Ol. muraer qu ure uigu ;
In a confession! 'befere-hia-isitscuUo
Henry Scott anather,: negro, ,contde
e of .and: banged for thejsaine Crime,
completely . exonerated ' Adama ana
Sawyer. Origlnally'AdaaM nd'. Saar
yer were sentented, to vdeathi Uint ,
thla ' was commuted , vbjr v President
Roosevelt to.lUe lmprlsonrntnt .
' Osborn Hamntere , LaFollette.
Lanelng, Mich. Gov. Chase Osborh
took charge of a meeting of Progres
sive Republicans that had gathered
to , htar Senator . Robert H, LaFol;
lette, who failed to appear and de
livered an address.-' Some of the aud-'
Itora objected to. the.- governor's re-;
marka 4a referring to. Senator LaFol
lette.. The governor Baked both Taft
and LaFollette te -wlUiarsar. trdm the
race and Join in nominating , former
Senator "A. J. Beverldge . of Indiana,
or fanner President Roosevelt,. .
HITS SOUTHERN POLITICS
8enator LaFollette Saya Southern
8entiment Opposes Popular
Saginaw, Mich. After-speaking at
Flint and Bay City, Senator Robert
M. LaFoleltte wound up bis first
day s campaign in Michigan in the
interest of his "Progressive" candi
dacy for the Republican nomination
for president with an address at the
Masonic temple here. He discussed
the trusts and their relation to .the
tariff, the money trust as the. climax
of all and the necessity, of' returning
the government, as he 'said, to the
hands of the people, be asked the
support of all. Republicans and Dem
ocrats alike, In doing, tbla.'
The Dlngley tariff law, he aald, by
raising the tariff high enough to elim
inate foreign competition opened the
way for the trusts. In describing
their rapid growth since 1897, when
the Dingley law was passed, the sen
ator aald trust Capitalization had In
creased "over 64 per pent during the
four yeara of the preceding adminis
tration, despite the fact that a num
ber of prosecutions had -been begun.
. "Alexander Hamilton, Henry, flay
and William McKlnley." said 'Sena
tor -LaFollette, "-"would never - have
spoken of the tariff as they did if,
there had been no competition. The
stand-patter today la the worst enemy
of the protective system."
.He declared that a few men In
Wall street who have no politics, but
who are Intereated only in buaineaa,
control the affairs of the countryand
that the 'big progle mnow Is to re
turn control to the people. -'
"If I did not belieye the Republi
can party waa the best Instrument for
getting control into the hands of the
people," he aald, "I would leave It 'If
I believed the Democratic pary. was
a better Instrument I would join it
It I thought a new party would be
more effective I would form It. But
t think the Republican party Is the
best Instrument there is. r
Gen. F. T. Nicholla Dead. ;
Thibadaux, La. Gen. Francis Til
Iou Nicholla, former governor qf Lou
isiana, who waa credited with putting
to an end the Louisiana lottery, died
here at' the Nicholla home, Hawaa
a brigadier general In the Confeder
acy, and left the army with oe'eye,
one arm and one leg. He was the
first governor of this atate after re
construction and served two terma
from 1876 to 1880 and 1888 to 189
He waa about 80 yeara old.
Stork- Refuaea Oale,r Theory.-
Hickman, Ky. The first quadnlple.
birth ao far known in this vicinity
occurred when four children, three
girls and one boy, were born to the
wife of J. T. Blvena, In West Hick?
man. AH of the children are .paid to
be of normal size. The( mother is
doing nicely. Mr. Btvens IS" 60 years
old. " ,:'
Carnegie to Testify. 1
-Washington. Andrew Carnegie haa
been .asked by the house "steel trust" .
lirveatlgating committee to appear be- L -
tore - It.. - Me naa assurea vnairman
Stanley of the committee that he will
be present ' Ki.',
- -Governpr Aids Convlfts,. : , '
Little Rock, Ark. Scores of men
in the convict camps in Arkansas will
bis; liberated -if-sGoveusQa. Donaghey
carries i 6hlha ..threat he ;made"' to
free them if -contractors do not nee
mbthoda; more.humane,.'in handling
thern..'il give notice to the contrac
tors," ne governor ltfdigfnantly
claret; "'ftat 'f ' w'IlF dpopulate, every,
convict camirvl'l'state.'lfthis cru-
lt ;ts' sot. stcmoed . J. wjirturp the
.prisoner . out, , aa' faaf " as 1 Tlley 1 "itfe"
prpugni io ..uuioBB uuuuiuuai are
phangedi-nV. e)laimed.' ' '4 j
88,000 Tax to 8eMBeW fMCMrt
taxes ever pW tp ielnear .biAw
the United Statea aa. paid', by J.oM-
toy'cierVTnomas NaU tm'&
cense to conuuvi mm uwr wuoon
here durinx-the yean 1911. Jn. addition
te.tljls amount ahe firm, paya a atate
license' oT -$500 tnd; a--evenue ttx'.of
$20n"th roeynjtnesa. Thla wp's
supiMe to be a prohibitory tax" and
no oae auB'pected that anybody 'would
hattempt to take out a license at that
'.gh' figure-,; - -J. ! J
STRIKES HIS FLAG
ADMIRAL. ROBLEY D. EVANS, NOT
.' ED SEA FIGHTER. DIES .
WAS PICTURESQUE FIGURE
Admiral Evans 8tarted ' Battleship
Fleet on Its--Memorable Cruise
Around' the World. v.
Washington. Rear Admiral Rob- ,
ley D. Evana, "Fighting Bob"' to- an '-
admiring nation, died suddenly at hla .
home In this' city. Acute-Indigestion -ended
the career of one of the most
popular officers In the navy. Ha was
III less than two hours.
Admiral vans, born sixty-fire
years- ago In Floyd county, Virginia, '
arose apparently in better health and
spirits than he had enjoyed In some
time. For years a sufferer from, old -
wounds sustained Id the Civil war
and from recurrent .attacks of rbeu-
REAR ADMIRAL R. D. EVANS.
raatio gout the aged fighter seemed
to have shaken off the burden of hla
advancing days. He displayed high
spirits at breakfast and ate a hearty
luncheon at noon. . -, , .
While In his library the admiral
waa stricken. '- Instantly ' his family ,
aent for Dr. S. S. Adams, who on his. '
TrlvalTftund the yatlpnt fa ; great
pain. After treatment Admiral Ev
ana fell Into a restless sleep' and it
was thought that ' the . danger - had
passed. Shdrtly -after fan? o'clock
' hAwAver. he awakened and. .raising
himself with difficulty,. ".announced
that he waa choking. ' .
cannot get my breath," he said,:
and. sank, back. ,
"I canonf get my breath," he Skid,
and sank back. At 4:45 o'clock he
died, conscious to the. end. . '
One of, the iron .links that ' bound
the old navy to the new? a command- "
Ing figure in .each, was ' Robley D.
Evatia. He did not take kindly to the
sobriquet of "Flghtfng Bob," tor al
though of gruff exterior, he waa a
man of the kindliest lmpulses Thna
It never was used in hla presence by
bla friends. By the dauntless courage
In times of groat emergency: the ;
grim determination with which he
faced overwhelming odds and thie sto
icism with which he bore his wounds
and gazed Unflinching In the face of
death made the title so appropriate
that ah "Fighting Bob" he was. known
wherever ., the English language Is
apoken. -. ; .. ' .
TAFT "IS IN ' THE RACE,
President Saya Nothing. But . Death
-iCa: Keep Hlrt from Running,
: ; WaShmgton. "Nothing . , but death
can keep me out of the' 'fight now.".
President Taft is-reported to have
made this' statement to white house
oaJtera and to have added that he had
no objection to the statement being;
made public. -.;w? . - .
ft"' undoubtedly was intended to set
afcvrest all reports , that-Mr. Taft
might withdraw from the race for the
Republican nomination for preaident
j faV0r of Col. Theodore Roosevelt
The . president Is said to be thor-
jjy aroused to the gravity of the
situation In the Republican party and
d'e'termlned to'let his attitude be fen
erally understood. .-"' t
, tfTariff Reform Parameuiflr fsaue.
-New York. The Natio"nal Demo- f
Uwatio club launched .to make a tariff.
. .. . '! ' A.
.llsnvhei),araniounjl issue or me . 1
omltig;. 'JiBslijentUU ' ca'mpalgn at (a
largal iata,df k dinner: .with Qtn:.
.Wacro'.'KWt? fleS.J'rter a
the j).rlnclpaj'jepeake"t v Governor Wll
a9aalnalated9la.t. the? trnftf'ha come
for the 'country to set VtSfelf frtbfrbm '
the burdena of the protective tariff. ,
Sk VfuB has -appetoted oommlttee .
JeadJ a aystematic and progressiva
i.rjMgn i ;' tariff reform.
-.Bcyan Notia CandM-,
ftny cdtvWtwn the vou!4;malte;lt poa.
Ufblllnw .iiOTaWeri the, question
nresldential nomlii... ..a-bf-Tftei t.. n
ocraeiCyfJJ f?," aald W. J.J-;
an.' who. .arrived her. Asked :ai tn
at Ve." thdUb-ft'-lr-'tl.!4 tnovi -meat
tf. the Prof resaivel' !rK'ra(s of C " !o,"
" ua"tfii'i-l '1-
Colonel -150 -4
.T!" 1, v press
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