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MARSHALL, MADISON COUNTY, N. C, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16. 1912.
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Established by the Legislature
loo 1860-'61. ' ,
County Stat, Marshall.
1648 lest above sea lereL .
Now and modern Court Houso, cost
Now and modern Jail, cost J 15.000.00.
Now and modern County Home, cost
Hdn. Jas, L. Hyatt, Senator; S3
District, BurnsTllle, N. C.
Hon. J. C. Ramsey, Representative.
Marshall, N. C.
W. H. Henderson, Clehlt Superior
Court, Marshall, N. C.
W. M. Buckner, Sheriff, Marshall.
James Smart. Register ot Deeds,
. Marshall. N. C.
C. F. Runnion, Treasurer, Marshall,
N. C. R. P. D. No. 2.
R. L. Tweed, Surveyor, White Rock,
Dr. J. H. Balrd, Coroner, Mars Hill.
N. C .
, Mrs. Eliza Henderson; Jailor, Mar
lhall. N. C.
' ' John Honeycutt, Janitor, Marshall.
Dr. C. N. Sprinkle, County Physician,
Marshall. N. C.
James Haynle, Supt County Home,
Marshall, N. C.
Home located about two miles south
west ot Marshall.
Criminal and Civil, Klrst Monday be
' fore First Monday In March, Com
mencing Feb. 26th, 1912.
Civil 11th. Monday after First Mon
day In March, commences May 20,
Criminal and Civil, First Monday
after First Monday in 8eut Com
mences 8ept. 9th, 1912.
Civil 6th Monday after First Mon
day in September. Commences Octo
ber 14. 1912.
W. C. Sprinkle, Chairman. Marshall,
C. F. Cassada. Member, Marshall,
N. C, R. F. D. No. 1.
Reubln A. Tweed, Member, Big
I-uurel, N. C.
, C. B. Mashburn, Atty., Marshall
Board meets first Monday In every
A. E. Bryan, Chairman, Marshall, N.
C H. K. D. .. - k ,-',
J. A. Ramsey, Secretary, Mara Hill,
N. C. R. F. D. 2.
Sam Cox. Member, Mars Hill, N. C
R. F. D. No. 2. i
G. W. Wild, Big Pine, N. C.
' Dudley Chlpley, Road Engineer,
Marahall. N. C.
George M. Prltchard, Atty., Marshall
' . Board meets first Monday in Janu
ary, April, July and. October each year.
Board T Education.
. Jasper Ebbs, Chairman, Spring
Creek, N. C.
Thos. J. Murray, Member, Marshall,
N. C, R. F. D. No. 3.
W. R. Sams, Marshall, N. Or R- F.
I). No. 2. .':..
Prof. M. C. Buckner, Supt. of
Schools. Mara HilL N. C. R. F. D
Board Meets first Monday In Janu
ary, April, July and October each year.
Collages and High Schools.
Mars Hill College. Prof. R. L. Moore,
President. Mara Hill, N. C. Fall Term
begins August 17, 1911. Spring Term
begins January 2, 1912.
' Spring Creek High School. Prof.
O. C. Brown, Principal, Spring Creek,
N. C I Mo. School opened - August
1, 1911. '
Mnridirui ftetnlnsrv Hleh School
Prof J. M. Weatherly, Principal, Mar
shall. N. C., R. F. D. No! 2. 7 Mo.
Sobool began October 2, 1911. "
' Bell Institute. ' Miss Margaret E.
Griffith, Principal, Walnut, N. C, 8 Mo.
School began September 9. 1911.
Marshall Academy. ' Prof. R, Q,
.anders, principal. Marshall, N. C, f
Mo. School began Sept. 4. 1911.
. Notary Publics.
. J. C. Ramsey, Marshall, N. C. Term
expires Jan. 11, 1912.
A. J. Roberts, Marshall, N. C, R. F.
D. No. 5, Term expires May 30, 1912.
Jasper Ebbs, Spring Creek, N. C.
Term expires August 10, 1912. -'
C. C. Brown, Bluff, N. C. Term ex
pires December (, 1912. v ,
J; A. Leak, Revere, N. C. Term ex
pires January 10, 1913.
W. , T. Davis. Hot Springa. N. C.
Term expires January 10, 1913.
J. H. South worth, Stackfaouse, N. C.
Term expiree January If, 1913.
If. W. Andersen, Paint Fork, N. C.
.Term expires February 8, 1913.
J. H. Hunter. Marahall, N. C R. F.
- D. No. S. Term expires April. 1, 191?
J. F Tilson, Marshall, N. C. R. F. D.
:, No. 2. Term expires April 3. 1913..
- u. j. jfiBbs, Marshall, N. C. Term
expires Aprll 21, 1913. .
J. W. Nelson. Marshall, N. C. Term
expires April 35, 1913.
' Roy l Cadger, Marshall, N. C.
Term expires May 3, 1913.
Geo. M. Prltchard. Marshall, n C.
Term expires May 25. 1913. -
Dudley Chlpley, Marshall, ' K. C
Term expiree July 29, 1918.
' W. 6. Connor, Mara Hill. N. C. Tens
xplroa November 27, 1913. -s,
; . post. ' ; -
George W. Gabagaa Post, No. M
O. A. R. ,' V
S. M. Davla, Commander. '
3. H. Ballard. Adjutant.
Meeta at the Court House gatariay
rore me second Soaday la
month at 11 A. U.
lOOO ADVICE GIVEN BY STATE
HORTICULTURIST HUTT AS
JUST GET FIT CONDITIONS
Holloway Who la Planing a
Twenty-Five Acre Farm In Pecan
Treea 8enda an Address That Waa
Made by a Pecan Authority.
Raleigh. "It is to be noted that the
reports show that North Carolina
produces the largest and best kind of
pecans. The soil and climate auit
the growth of the pecan and the wise
thing for men with lands in the state
to do la to aet out pecan groves. They
will pay handsomely."
Referring to this item a letter was
received from a prominent nursery
man of thia atate who said In part:
"The above statement might cause
a great losa to people in the state
who have land and locations not
adapted to growing pecans. In fact
In our state condltiona and soil are
so varied that we can grow almost
anything, yet some things can only
be grown successfully in certain lo
cations and the pecan Is one of these.
the area being limited on which it
will make a commercial success any
one contemplating planting should
take up the- matter of location with
Prof. Hutt, state horticulturist, and
submit a full description of location,
etc., and get his advice.
This view of the matter Is exactly
the right one and of course it
meant only, of course, that pecan
groves should be attempted where
the lands and other conditions were
suitable just as a farmer who plants
tobacco should know whether or
not the land he proposes to use
suitable. A matter of location af
fects the growth of almost every
thing that can be mentioned, and in
pecan planting, as In other things,
the condition and adaptability ct the
land should be first known.
An Improvement of Business.
A statement of Interest has been
given out by tbe local poatofflce of
ficials. Thia statement is to the effect
that the January business of the
Ashevllle office, Including the sale of
stamps, box rent and newspaper post
age, for thia year shows an Increase
over the business for the same
month of last year of 3923.83. The
figures for the two months compar
ed are: January, 1911, $6,083.18; Jan
uary, 1912, 87,016.01. This makes
percentage increase for this month
over that of last year of over 15 per
cent. It Is also stated that this vast
Increase is attributable only to general
Improvement of business.
Will Be Given Another Chance.
The Forsyth Commissioners order
ed - another election in Broadbay
township, , to be held March 11, for
the purpose ot voting on the town
ship Issuing bonds In the sum ; of
230,000 to aid in the construction ot
the Randolph and Cumberland Rail
road. The former election was de
clared void on account of two bal
lot boxes being Used. A. E. Tate, of
High Point, one ot 'the leading pro
moters of the new road, stated that
the road would be built if Randolph
county and Broadbay township vote
the bonds submitted to them.
Begin The 8urvey of Railroad.
The survey of the Durham and
Danville Railroad has been begun, the
organization made permanent and the
work of laying out a route between
these two great business (owns start
ed in earnest Ma. W. A. Graham,
of Durham, who wa? in Raleigh, told
of the election of a president and a
secretary-treasurer, the head of the
organization being Mr. Gilbert C.
White, an engineer of large reputa
tion, and the secretary-treasurer Mr.
John F. Wily, former cashier of the
Fidelity bank and one of the city's
most splendid business.
Portrait of James E. Shepherd.
A splendid oil painting of the la
mented former Chief Justice James
E. Shepherd waa presetned . to the
North Carol! na Supreme Court, the
address a fine tribute to the person
ality and official and professional ca
reer ot Judge Shepherd, being deliv
ered by 1 former Gov. Charles B. Ay
cock. The court room waa crowded
with people .representing-atate offi
cialdom and the social lite of the
city. Judge Shepherd waa a member
of the Supreme Court bench ' from
July L 1889 to January 1, 1906. .
Was A Disgrace to The 8tata.
Declaring that the verdict render
ed waa totally at variance with the
evidence presented. Judge B. Long
of the superior court of Ashevllle in
the caae of the State against P. H.
Thrash, . charged with violation of
the 'search and aoliure law," dla
charged the Jury which, he said, was
a "disgrace to the state." Thrash
waa convicted In the local police
court some mouths ago, having more
liqqor In bis possesion than - the
law allows. He appealed and the
Jury returned a rerdlct of not, guilty.
WILL PURSUE ANEW POLICY
Mecklenburg County Fathers Begin,
nlng to Realize Importance of
- Preserving Macadam.
Charlotte. There are' 230 miles of
macadam roads la Mecklenburg
county. The county board of com
missioners haa almost decided that
there Is enough and want to devotf
all of the time of the convict labor
era to repairing and rebuilding these
roads, Instead ot macadamizing oth
ers. In almost every section of the
county there are macadam roads and
nearly all of these, are in bad condi
tion, such condition that they need
reworking and repairs. During. the
past year, the county commissioners
have been rebuilding roads. They
have laid much dustless and perma
nent county road and have kept the
gangs at work filling In gaps ot un
macadamtzed strips connecting the
- One of the officials said the other
day: "Mecklenburg county la grad
ually losing out on its reputation for
the best roads in the South. That
is because we devoted all of our time
to building new roads instead of keep
ing the ones we have in repair and
keeping abreast with the times in
"Other counties have profited by
our experience of years in road build
ing and are now putting down coun
ty roads with a permanent top dress
ing of asphalt all at one time. We
must go over every road in the coun
ty and put it in good condition be
fore we can go up to our old stand
ard and maintatn our reputation of
past years, making all our roads tho
very best with asphalt top,
'It will take years to do this for
we have so many roads."
Home Seekers Ask Information.
There are coming into the state
department of agriculture every day
inquiries from many parts of tbe
country as to the conditions in west
tern North Carolina for apple and
other fruit growing and in. central
and eastern Carolina for trucking,
these Inquiries being from prospect
ive settlers and from agricultural and
horticultural journals gathering In
formation fpr patrons of theirs the
country over. It is stated at the de
partment at Raleigh that there were
probably never in the history ot the
state, jso many evidently, really inter
estetff Inquirers and the Indications
are for some really considerable ao
quisition In the way of desirable
home-owning settlers In the near fu
ture. It is thought that the fine
showing that the state has made in
winning prizes at the national horti
cultural congresses the past two years
is having a very considerable effect in
catching and holding the attention of
the people the country over.
Myslsry In Death of juice.
The coroner's jury which inquired
Into the Budden death of Bailess Guice,
divorced husband of Bessie Clark
Guice, mentioned in connection with
the Myrtle Hawkins mystery, return
ed the following verdict: "We find
ihat the deceased came to'his death
possibly from a gumma at the base
of the Jjrain, but we recommend a
chemical examination of the stomach
and Its contents." Guice, who was
superintnedent of ,the Oakdale ceme
tery, died suddenly. At the coroner'a
inquest it was testified that he and
his wife were on bad terms and that
she had threatened to get rid of him.
To Hold Track Meet In Greensboro.
It IS practically assured that ttie
second annual track meet and decla
mation contest between the fifty-two
high schools in tne eastern district
of North Carolina will be held in
Greensboro on April 6. In order to
secure this contest it wag asked that
Greensboro raise $75 toward defray
ing the expenses of the contestants.
A conference was held between Super
intendent Foust of the county schools
and Secretary Burgin ot . the cham
ber of commerce. '
Thia State 8ends Many Delegates.
It is probable that no atate in the
South will send a larger delegation
of laymen. 4o the Chattanooga Con
vention than will North Carolina, for
In no state is the work of the Lay
men's Movement more active than is
There Is Mystery About Thia Caae.
The coroner's Jury completed for
the preesnt its ; Inquest into ' tbe
deaths of tbe three young men from
Benson, who were found dead In tbe
Wilson apartments', and , took a re
cess to await the analysis of the
stomachs of the men. One of tjie ju
rors said the police and detectives
must do a great deal of work. There
is mystery about this case. He. re
ferred to bow thero could have been
a deadly accumulation of gas in room
No. 4 without pervading other por
tions of the building. .
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Resignation Tendered and Accepted.
It was learned thet at a meeting
Ot Guilford county commissioners
several days ago the resignation of
county auditor J. Leslie Abbott was
tendered and immediately accepted,
the action of Mr. Abbott being at the
request of the board. Former chair
man of tbe board of commisaloqera
J. A. Davidson was choaen as succes
sor through a consolidation of tha of
fice of road superintendent and audi
tor, Mr. Davidson having held tha
position of road superintendent form-
SECOND SENATORIAL INVESTIGA
TION INTO ELECTION OF IL
' LINOIS SENATOR CLOSED.
HEARING TOOK 8 MONTHS
10,000 Pages of Testimony Were Tak
en by Committee In Most Ex
haustive Probe on Record.
Washington. Public hearings In the
second senatorial Investigation into
the election of Senator Lorlmer were
declared closed y Chairman Dllling
ham of the senate Lorimer commit
tee. Attorney Hanecy, representing
Senator Lorlraer, ' was given permis
sion to file a brief to the effect that
Ike senator'a election had been ad
Judicated before tho present InvestI
gatlon began and therefore that It
could not be the subject ot a secou
The Inquiry has proved to be one
of the most exhaustive ever made by
WILLIAM E. LORIMER,
Senator Fnum lllnola. '
a congressional committee, in the
eight months' hearing about 10,000
pages of printed testimony were tak
en, constituting about 5,000,000 words.
It is estimated that the stenogra
phers' fees alone reached 215,000.
Edward Illnes was the last witness
called. He denied he had attempted
to bribe Miss Helen Seavers, a local
telegraph operator, to see a message
a private detective in the case had
Members ot the committee declin
ed to predict when they would be pre
pared to submit a report to the sen
TROUBLE ON MEXIC BORDER
Mexican Troops Ask Permission to
Cross Through El Paso, Texas.
Washington. Diplomatic complica
tions arose between the state of Tex
as and the United States government
on the one .hand and the Mexican
government on the other, which, tem
porarily at least, will not allow Mex
ico to move any troops over American
territory in connection with her revo
Secretary ot State Knox made fur
ther inquiry from Mexico through the
American ; embassy at Mexico City
asking tile specific purpose of the mil
itary expedition for which permission
is sought to travel from Eagle Pass,
Texas, to El Paso, Texas, in order
that points in northern Mexico may
be reached to which the rebels have
cut internal railroad communication.
Governor Colquitt ot Texaa pointed
out to the state department in his
messages that residents of El Paso
were apprehensive that rebels at Jua
rez,' Mexico, might resist the entry
of- Mexican "troops from American
territory and precipitate a battle en
dangering American, lives and prop
erty. Secretary Knox assured Gov
ernor Colquitt that no permission
would be granted until the . matter
had been carefully studied.
U. 8. Interferes in Honduiin Row. .
Puerto Cortez, Hon. Considerable
excitement prevails here, as the re
sult of a serious clash between the
United States and Honduran author
itles over the enforcement of a de
cree of President Bonilla directing
the representatives of W., S. Valen
tine forthwith to turn over to govern-
ment authorities the railroad, wharf I
and other properties which the Val
entlne syndicate holds under lease.
The commander of the United States
gunboat Petrel landed 75 marines and
took charge of tbe railroad and wharf.
; Moras Believed to Have Millions. .
New York. Charles W. Morse Is
poor only In comparison, some of his
friends say. Of the ex-banker's origi
nal 122,000, it is rumored bo still
baa a million or more. One solitary
batch of $11,000,000 in cash or gilt
edged securities has never been ac
counted for publicly. . Talk ot soma
prospective- new legal action waa
hard. Harry Morse stated In the
moat emphatic term that bis father
had no plana to re-engage in Wall
iuy I'iMllt. iui.i
g. o. p:convention SPLITS
G. O. P. CONVENTION IN FLORIDA
TO 8ELECT DELEGATES WAS
Friends cf Roosevelt Organize Con.
vention of Their Own and Name
Palatka, Fia. The Republican state
convention met here, but split to
pieces beforu it got down to busi
ness The office holders wanted a del
egation Instructed for Taft, while the
greater number of delegates favored
Roosevelt. Over halt of the dole-
gates walked from the hall after fil
ing notice with the convention, pro-
ceded to another part ot the city,
met, organized and with great enthu
siasm elected delegates to the nation
al convention, instructed for Theo
dore Roosevelt as the standard-bearer
of the G. O. P. for 1912.
Both factions will send Instructed
delegates to the convention, and both
have nominated a state ticket Theo
dore Roosevelt was notified of the
action of the Insurgent delegates by
a committee appointed at the convention-;
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Tbe regular, administration fac
tion of the convention, after the de
parture of the Insurgent delegates
from the hall, organized and elected
delegates to the Chicago convention,
whom they instructed to vote for the
nomination ot President Taft.
Joseph Lee, collector of internal
revenue in Jacksonville, the leading
negro politician of tbe state, was the
chairman of the regular convention,
and led the Taft forces.
There Is a strong Roosevelt feeling
among some of the negro Republicans
and they are causing the trouble.
George Chubb, the national commit
teeman from Florida, was present.
and watched the proceedings for tbe
30 UNION MEN INDICTED
Labor Leadera Accused of Being Re
sponsible for Explosions.
Indianapolis, Ind. Union labor of
ficials and agents said to number be
tween thirty and forty, whom the gov
ernment holds criminally responsible
with the McNamaraa and Ortie E.
McManlgal for perpetrating more than
one hundred explosions which occur
red In cities from Massachusetts to
California in the last six yeara, and
iu which the wrecking ot the Los An
geles Times building was an incident,
Thirty-two indictments were return
ed. Capiases for arrests have been
issued and all the men Indicted are
to be taken in custody on a day se
cretly fixed by the governmeui, but
know nto be within a week.
March 12 has been set for arraign
ment before Federal Judge B. Ander
son In Indianapolis. The papers for
the arrests designate the amount of
bond which the defendants may give
In the Federal districts In- which they
reside for their appearance here. The
amounts of the bonds in the Individ
ual cases were not made known, but
was said in the aggregate they
would total $300,000.
Army Mobollzed for Mexie Border.
Washington. President Taft and
his cabinet turned a scrutinizing eye
toward Mexico. Official dispatches,
placed before tbe president, serious
ly questioned the loyalty of Gen. Pas-
cual Orozco to the Mexican Federal
government and Intimated that the
present conditions 4n the state ot
chihuahua, bordering on Texaa, might
develop a movement of secession. The
war department baa sent additional
orders to army poets throughout the
country to be ready for a possible
Colored Mob Lynches Negro.
Vldalia, Ga. Homer Stewart, a ne
gro, who bad killed another negro
and wounded two others ao that they
are not expected to live, waa taken
from the officers and lynched, ft Is
reported, by members of his own race.
The blacks, incensed at the killing,
are aaid to have formed a mob which
overtook the bailiff and captured Stew
art The black waa then led a ahort
distance Into tha woods, hanged to a
tree, and hia body riddled with bul
HOUSE DODGES THIRD TERM
Resolution Would Make the Demo
crats Appear to Be Afraid
of the Colonel.
Washington. For reasons of polit
ical expediency the Democratic bouse
of representatives declined tf pass a
resolution aimed to defeat former
President Roosevelt's nomination by
Representative Slayden of Texas,
tbe author of the resolution, sought
in vain to get a vote on it under a
suspension ot the rules. The opposi
tion was led by Representative Ollle
James of Kentucky and Tbctus W.
Sims of Tennessee.
On the vote by tellers, the result
was 51 to 90, the house refusing to
consider the resolution, which Is still
pending before a committee ot the
Just at the moment when the Slay
den resolution, aimed primarily at
Colonel Theodore Roosevelt, seemed
about to pass8, a shrewd parliamenta
ry turn displaced tbe measure from
further consideration. It may be re
vived later in the session, but its
position of vantage on (he house cal-'
endar was lost.
Mr. Slayden, a Texas Democrat, In
troduced the resolution a week ago.
It sought to express the "opinion ot
the house" that the example ot Wash
ington In retiring after a second
term, bad by universal concurrence
become the time-honored custom of
the country a violation of which
would be fraught with peril to free
HEYBURN SHOWS HIS HATE
Senator From Idaho Again Scores the
South for "Treason."
Wasuington.r-Senator John Sharp
Williams of Mississippi again aroused
the animosity and stirred to bitter
ness Senator Hey burn of Idaho when
he sought to get a vote on his bill
to erect a monument to the naval
forces of the Confederacy in the
Vicksburg national cemetery. The
bill wa8 Introduced at the request
ot the park commission to erect a
companion piece to the monument to
the Union naval forces to be ready
in time for the semi-centennial cele
bration in 1913. When Senator Hey-
burn objected to the consideration of
the measure and before the chair
ruled that it must go over under the
custom of the senate, Senator Wil
liams made this proposal: If tbe sen
ator from Idaho will agree to let this
bill come to a vote, 1 will promise that
no aenator from the South, so far as
I am able to influence their action,
will vote on the measure."
This pledge did not swerve Senator
Heyburn, who insisted that it would
not be proper or constitutional.
He said such measures amounted
to "treading upon the sacred memo
ries of the people of the North." He
said It waa proposed to take money
"rrom tne treasury or the people of
the United States" to expend in com
memorating the virtues of tbe enemy
Ot the country.
Harmon Controla Colorado.
Denver, Colo. Supporters of Gover
nor Harmon of Ohio for the presiden
tial nomination controlled the - meet
ing of the Colorado Democratic Btate
central committee which chose Colora
do Springs and April 29 as the time
and place for the state convention,
which will name twelve delegatea to
the national convention. The Harmon
supporters, who are poiiticaty aligned
with Mayor Speer of Denver were op
posed by friends of Governor Shaft
roth of Colorado, who favor Woodrow
Hearst Buys Atlanta Georgian.
Atlanta. William Randolph Hearst
announced the purchase of the Atlan
ta Georgian and took active charge of
its - publication . immediately, in the
announcement of the purchase the
Ne York newspaper proprietor an
nounced that, there would be no rad
ical changes la policy or in manage
ment of The Georgian, aa the paper
bad been operated largely according
to his Ideas since the beginning of
Its publication six yeara ago. F. L.
8eely of St Louis-waa the former
TO BE INVESTIGATED
SPECULATORS ARE ALLEGED TO
HAVE SUPPRESSED GOVERN
WARING CIRCULAR WITHHELD
Thorough Investigation of the United
Statea Agricultural Department's
Connection With Everglades.
Washington. Thorough Investiga
tion of the charges that government
reports on Florida Everglade lands
were suppressed by officials of the
department of agriculture at tha in
stance of land speculators and that
department engineers were dismissed
because of controversies In this con
nection was determined upon by tbe
Democratic members ot the house
committee on expenditures In tbe de
parment of agriculture.
After a conference Representative
Moss ot Indiana, chairman of the com
mittee, declared that the formal or
der for tbe inquiry would be -executed.
"The committee haa determined
that there are circumstances in con
nection with thl scase which need
thorough investigation," said Chair
man Moss, "and we already have de
cided to subpoena as one of the first
witnesses J. O. Wright, the chief
drainage engineer of the state of
Florida, fnrmerlv an engineer In the-
drainage division of the department
of agriculture, who made charges
against bis former associate engi-t
neers In the department which re
sulted In their dismissal by order of
A statement issued by Solicitor Mc-
Cabeof the department of agriculture
with the approval of Secretary Wil
son declares that the charges against '
the department are untrue, and that
"the effort to besmirch the secretary
of agriculture will fall."
The charge against the dismissed
men is that they misapplied an ap
propriation. Congress appropriates a ,
lump sum for the drainage and irri
gation divisions of the department of
agriculture. Tht heads of these di
visions divide it equally. In 1909, tha
drainage, division lent to the Irriga
tion division some of its unexpended
appropriation and Engineer .Elliott
discovered soon afterward that be
waa some 2900 short, for completion
of work under way In North Caroli
na and other states. .
Rather than have the work stopped,
citizens in the section Interested in
the completion of the projects ad
vanced the money and later were car
ried on the payroll as employees un
under the appropriation for the next
With the money thus secured the
men who advanced the money wese
UNDERWOOD BESTS BRYAN
Democratio Caucua Rejecta Bryan's
"Money Trust" Probe Plan.
Washington. Representative Oscar
Underwood was sustained by a vote
of 115 to 60 in defying Mr. Bryan and
his lash and in providing that the
regular committees ot the house
should undertake the investigation
into the "money trost" of the coun
try. , '
Tbe house caucus on the resolution
which has been a bone of contention
for many weeks lasted for three
hours, and finally adopted the Under
wood substitute for the Henry reso
lution by a vote of 115 to 66. ' -
Through editorials in The Com
moner, and by means of telegrams to
Washington, William J. Bryan haa
urged a special committee to probe
financial conditions with especial ref- .
erence to the control of the money ,
market Those who opposed his plan
were said to be In the control of the .
money trust But his appeals were
powerless. The hdlise Democrats re
fused to fololw his advice, but chose
instead to let the regularly organized
committees ot the house do the work.
The caucua then instructed the
standing comittees of the bouse on
banking and currency, judiciary, In
terstate commerce and elections to
proceed with the Inquiry.
Steel Truat Flogged Convicts. .
Washington. Convict labor In tbe
operation of subsidiary companies of
the United States Steel Corporation,
particularly In Alabama, were taken
up by the Stanley Investigating com
mittee. Shelby M. Harrison ot New
York, a magazine writer, testified
that he had made an investigation of
tbe conditions, . He told of tbe large
number ot state and county convicts
In the camps In Alabama and of the
minor offenses for which some of the
men had been convicted and put a
work in the mines.
Hooper Is Out for Re-Election.
Nashville, Tenn. In a statement
reciting the forward steps, notably in
the department of agriculture and In
the penal system, which he claims
for bis administration and severely
arraigning - elements that have, he
says, sought to discredit his efforts.
Gov. Ben, W. Hooper, the first Re
publican Inaugurated governor ct
Tennessee In thirty years, announced
for re-election. He declares he 1 t
faithfully kept bis promise to 1. 1 ! i
Influences to the enforct- nt rf