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THE ONLY NEWSPAPER IN MADISON COUNTY.
MARSHALL, MADISON COUNTY, N. C, FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 1912.
Bstablislud by the Uglalatura Bet
.' tloa lltO-'tL ,
County Scat. MarsbalL
1 1141 fwt ahova M4 level
New and xaodera Court Hou, eoat
New ud modern jail cost f 18.000.00.
New and modarn County Homo, cost
- Officers. .
Hon. Jaa. L. Hyatt, Senator,
Alatrlct. RurnavllU 1ST ft . .
'Hon. J. C. Ramsey, Representative
.Marshall. N. C.
W. H. Henderson, Clebk Superioi
Court. Marshall. N. C.
W. M. Buckner, Sheriff, Marshall,
James 8raart, Register ot Deeds
Marshall. N. C. '. .
C F. Runnlon, Treasurer, Marshall,
a: C, R. F. D. No. I.
R. L. Tweed, Surveyor, White Rock.
N. C. - "
Or. J. H. Baird, Coroner, Mars Hill.
Mrs. Eliza Henderson. Jailor. Mar
ihall, 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 of Marshall.
Criminal and CItII, First Monday be
fore First Monday in March, Com
roeoclng Feb. 26th, 1912.
Civil 11th. Monday after First Mon.
day In March, commences May 20,
Criminal and Civil. First Monday
- after First Monday In Sept Com
mences Sept 8th, 1911.
Civil th Monday after First Mon
day in September. Commeaoea OcU
her 14. 1912.
W. C. Sprinkle, Chairman, Marshall,
C. F. Cassada, Member, Marshall,
N. C R. F. D. No. 1.
Reubin A. Tweed. Member, Big
laurel. N. C.
a B. Mashburn, Atty, Marshall
Board meets first Monday in every
month. . ,
Road Commissioners. .
A. I. Bryan. Chairman, Marshall, N.
C R. F. D. 2. , .
J, A. Ramsey, Secretary. Man Hill,
N. C. R. F. D. 2.
Bam Cox. Member. Mars Hill, N. C
R. F. D. No. I.
O. W. Wild. Big Pine. N. C.
Dudley Chlpley, Road Engineer,
Marshall,' N. C.
George M. Prltchard, Atty,, Marshall,
N. C. ".'
Board meets first Monday In Janu
ary, April, July and Ootober each year.
Board of Education.
Jasper Ebbs, Chairman, Spring
Creek, N. a
Thos. J. Murray, Member, Marshall,
N. C, R. F. D. No. .
W. R. Sams, Marshall. N. &. R, F.
D. No. 8.
' Prof. M. C. Buckner, Supt of
Schools, Man Hill N. C R. F. t.
No. 1 '
Board Meets first Monday lm Janu
, ary, April, July and October each year.
Colleges and High Schoola.
' Mara Hill College, Prof. R. L. Moore,
President, Mars Hill, N. C. Fall Term
begins August 17, 1911. Spring Term
begins January 2, 1912.
Spring Creek High School Prof.
Q. C Brown, Principal Spring Creek,
'.' N. C. I Mo. School opened August
1. 1911. :,.-. v ; rr:. .,
Madison Seminary High School.
Prof J. M. Weatherly, Principal, Mar
shall N. C, R. F. D. No.' J? T Mo.
School began October 2, 1911.
Bell Institute. Miss Margaret E.
Griffith, Principal, Walnut N. C 8 Mo.
Sobool began September 9. 1911. -
Marshall Academy. Prof. R. G.
Anders, Principal, Marshall, "N. C, f
Mo. School began Sept 4, 1911.
; Notary Publics.
J. C. Ramsey, Marshall N. O. Term
spires Jan. 11, 1912. -
A. J. Roberts, Marshall, N. C, R. F.
D. No. S. Term expires May 30, 1912.
Jasper Ebbs, Spring Creek, N. C.
Term expires August 10, 1912.
C. C Brown, Bluff, U. C. Term ex
pires December (, 1912.
J. A. Leak, Revere. N. O. Tom ex
pires January 10, 1918.
W. T. Davis, Hot Springs. N. C.
Term expires January 10, 1918.
' S. H. South worth. Stack bouse, N. C.
Tern expires January M. 1913.
N. W. Anderson, Paint Fork, N. C.
T,ern expires February S, 1913.
J. H. Hunter. Marshall N. C, R. F.
D. No. 3. Term expires April 1, 191?
"J. r. TUson, Marshall N. C, R. F. D.
No. 1 Term expires April 8, 1913.
C. J. Ebbs, Marshall N. C. Term
expires April 21. 1913.
J. W. Nelson. Marshall N. C Term
expires April 2S. 1913.
Roy L. Gudger, Marshall N. O.
Term expiree May 3, 1911
Geo. M. Prltchard, Marshall N. C.
Term expires May 25, 1918. .
Dudley Chlpley, ' Marshall N. C..
Term expires July 29, 1918.
' ,W. 6. Connor. Man HIU. N. C. Ter
espiros November 27, 1913.
GMrge W. Gahacan Post, No. It
Q. A. R.
S. M. Davis, Commander.
J. H. Ballard, Adjutant
Meets at the Court Hoes Saturday
sxrore the second Sunday ta
asonth at U A. M.
ANOTHER OUTLAW .
FRIEL ALLEN VOLUNTARILY
COMES TO HILLSVILLE, VA,
HE WILL ASK FOR MERCY
Only Two of the Allen Gang Who
Committed Five Murders Are
Now at Large.
Hlllsville. Va. Frlel Allen, a blue
eyed stripling of 17, youngest of the
eight of Th-Aleln gang, each Indict
ed for the Ave murders in the Car
roll county court house a fortnight
ago, was taken in a carriage shed
at the home of his father, Jack Allen,
eight miles from here. He cheerful
ly submitted to arrest, and he occu
pies a cell In the Hlllsville jail with
his cousin, Claude .Swanson Allen,
who surrendered without resistance
to the detectives.
Only Sldna Allen, a man of middle
age, and his young nephew, Wesley
Edwards, both bold mountaineers of
reckless daring, . are fugitives. They
are the last of the outlaw band whose
fusillade killed a Judge, sheriff, pros
ecutor. Juror and bystander on March
the 1 4th.
Frlel Allen deserted the two men
still at large and brought back their
ultimatum of defiance. Roth are pre
pared to resist until death.
A father's anxiety to have his
youngest son snared a terrible death
In the mountain Is assumed to be
the caune of Friel Allen's capture.
Jack Allen was not Involved In the
courthouse shooting, but It Is' known
that since his son. Frlel. lolned the
outlaw he has hen enrtevarlna: to
sdvlpe him to submit to the mercy of
the law. Just bow the nrent com-
mun'roted with the boy has not been
HlUvvlUo had hardly digested the
excitement Incident to C1wi Allen's
bloodle capture when Frlel Allen
rationed lnn town. th nrlonr of
Ttetectlvx Thomas T,. Felt. 1"dr of
the 'mountain, csmnatim rln the
outlaws, sr-d Detective K C. Payne,
wbo. tosrether. madn the arrest.
The ynttn mountaineer of slender
biid end bovlsh face w unhand
cnM ind cantered Into town with
smiles end nods to thos wbo recoe
ntoerf him. H showed however, the
Ill-effects of two weeks with little
food or shelter.
The youns- nrlsoner talVefl alibi of
his conversations with 8ldna Allen
and Weslev Edwards. The former, he
said, admitted killing Judge Thorn
ton I Massle. while the latter ac
knowledged shootlna; Commonwealth's
Attorney William M. Foster. His own
Bart In the tragedy he discreetly evad
ed dlscusslna-. He DrouKM. nowever,
first hand Information nf the desper
ate straits of Sldna Allen, leader, of
the band, and his consciousness of
MINERS 0RDERES TO QUIT
Anthracite Men Called Out Bltuml
nous Workers Settle With operators,
riavainnd Ohio. The first step to
ward a stoDDaae In coal production
In the United States as a result of
th. miners' wage disputes was taKen,
han tho union ordered 170.000 min
ers in the anthracite regions of Penn
sylvania to auit worn. ,
The suspension was ordered De-
cause the operators refused to grant
the union's demand tor increased pay
The shutting down of the mines, un
ion officials say, will cause a loss
the coal production of the country
7.oft.i.ooo tons or antnracue coai
month, and 'will entail a loss of
pay to the miners of not less than
$350,000 fo revery day they remain
out.. w -
Measures' tn induce miners and op
erators to renew negotiations broken
in New York several weeks ago
are already talked ot. ; V
Settlement of the bituminous min
ers' wage scale on a basis satisfactory
to both sides was announced as hav
ing been practically settled.
. A subcommittee to which the opera
tors s.nd miners' conference had re
ferred a compromise offer by the
miners said it had agreed t settle
ment and the terms were , being
drawn up. :
' Senate Guarda Pension Secrets.
Washington. Declaring the pension
roll of honor which could not possi
bly be tainted with fraud or dishonor,
the senate refused to make public the
names of the 1,000,000 persons who
are drawing 1157.980,000 annually
from the United tates government
The senate refused to let the light
into the skeleton closet of the pen
sion bureau.1 However, there is a pro
vision' in the bill directing the com
missioner of pensions to prepare a
list of the pensioners In each state
and county. ,
Nsw Plank In Roosevelt's Platform,
; St Paul Minn. Another plank In
the platform upon which . Colonel
Roosevelt is to fight out his campaign
was brought forth In a speech here
on "The Welfare of the Farmer."
Colonel Roosevelt said the movement
for conserving the country's natural
resources and for betting country life
had not been carried forward since
his administration. He advocated a
policy of governmental activity in
thla direction. Colonel Roosevelt
made a doxen addresses during the
41 Vjbi ii totl
Mr. Beach, tha wall-known author.
Is threatened with the loss of sight of
ane eye and possibly both.
ROOSEVELT LOSES 2 STATES
TAFT WINS AT PRIMARIES IN
NEW YORK AND ALSO CON
TROLLED IN INDIANA.
In New York Roosevelt Gets Only
Seven Out of Ninety Delegates
to National Convantion.
The results ot the election con
tests in New York were uot favorable
to Colonel Roosevelt, and be baa left
New York for the West, declaring
the Taft methods are "scandalous.
In New York City and stale the
Roosevelt candidates were defeated
by an estimated vote of 8 to 1. It Is
declared Roosevelt will not have more
than 7 ot the 90 delegates of New
York to the national convention.
In Indiana the contest was closer,
but President Taft's friends easily
controlled the state convention and
elected Taft delegates. The Roose
velt supporters, however, alleged that
"steam-roller" methods were used
and bolted and named delegates of
their own. -
New York. Victory tor organlza
tlon delegates to the Republican na
tlonal convention, who were opposed
In 17 congressional districts of New
York state at primaries by candidates
named by the Roosevelt supporters,
was claimed an hour after the polls
had closed by the state and county
The primary elections In this city,
where most of the contests arose,
were made chaotic by one ot the
worst ballot mix-ups known for many
years and returns from the election
were considerably delayed.
Indianapolis. Controlling the In
dlana Republican convention by a ma
jority of 105 of the 1,439 delegates,
supporters of President Taft elected
their four candidates for delegates at
large to the national convention and
Instructed to vote for the renomina-
tlon of the president.
RIOT CAUSED BY POLITICS
Mayor of Rock Island, III., Orders Po
lice to Open Fire on Opponents,
,r.v Island. 111. Three persons
were killed and nine seriously wound
ed in a riot that grew out of strained
relations between Mayor Sciirtver,
and many of his opponents. The riot
was a climax to a series of clashes
In the past few nights, which, how
ever, have not resulted in any one
it la believed authorities have the
situation Well in hand. The local and
the Moline comaanlea of state guards
men, with the police, are preventing
whatever trouble might have come
after the first clash.
a rnoh of five hundred stormed po
lice headquarters where two. leaders
of previous disorders were in prison.
Bricks and stones were hurled
through windows. Unable to quiet
the rapidly swelling mob, Mayor
Schriver, in personal charge of a po
lice squad, ordered the of flcen to
A volley was fired. For a moment
it was still. The horffled citizens
slowly retreated. On the ground lay
twelve prostrate forma
82 Men Killed In Mine Explosion.
W.iMi w. Va. Eighty-two men
were killed by a gas explosion In the
Jed Coal and Coke company's mine
Jed, W. Va a half dozen miles
from here. Only eleven men escap-
alive and one of those died witn
an hour after being brought to the
surface. The explosion took place
h.fnn nnon and Drobably only the
eleven men working at the foot ot
shaft had a chance ror tneir
They readily made their way
tha cages which were not dam-
Chicago Packers "Not Guilty." -Chicago.
Chicago packers ended a
-year legal battle with the gov
ernment when a Jury In United
States District Judge Carpenter's
court found them not guilty of vlolat-
the criminal section or the Sher
man anti-trust law. Whether further
invaatintiona Into the beef packing
Industry will be made. District Attor-
Wllkerson refused to say. He
overwhelmed by the verdict He
been confident of convictions,
verdict came after the Jury had
been ont 19 hours.
BY VOTE OF 40 TO 34 SENATE DE
CLARES HI8 ELECTION .
L0RIMER ALSO EXONERATED
Five Members of Special Committee
Declare Lorimar Hsd No Knowl
edge of Corruption.
Washington. Senator Stephenson
of Wisconsin, octogenarian million
aire banker and lumberman, retains
his seat. By a Vote ot 40 to 34 the
senate declared his election valid
and rejected the charge that $107,
793, which the senator admitted
spending tn the Vi3congin primaries,
had been used corruptly.
Twenty-eight Republicans and 12
Democrats voted to hold Senator Ste
phenson's election a valid one. Eigh
teen Democrats and sixteen Republi
cans voted to declare it coiruptly
Senator Stephenson declared he felt
a vindication was due to him. "I nev
er spent a dollar wrongfully In my
life," said he. "The sitxy years of
active management of large institu
tions I have employed several thou
sand men three generations of them
and never bad a strike. I -never
used a dollar for a fraud of any
Senator Lorimer of Illinois won an
overwhelming vindication at the
hands of the special committee of
eight senators who have finished a
second Investigation ot his election
by the Illinois legislature in 1909.
Twice challenged and once acquit
ted, the committee by votes of 5 to 3
on all vital point completely exoner-
ated him ot any .knowledge of legis
Edward Hlnes, the millionaire lum- j
berman, referred to in the Investiga
tion as "the man who put Lorimer
over," also got a vindication by the
committee. It bad been charged that
Hlnes raised a corruption fund of
$100,000 to elect Lorimer to the sen
ate. The majority repudiated that
and passed a resolution that the evi
dence had shown that he did not raise
or contribute any sum improperly.
The majority held that no new evl
dence had been adduced to justify a
reversal of the senate's previous ac
tlon In Senator Lorlmer's favor; that
there was no evidence of a jackpot
In the Illinois general assembly of
1909 In connection with his election
and, finally, that no corrupt practices
had been shown by the investigation.
ROOSEVELT ATTACKS TAFT
The Colonel Grows Virulent at Chi
cago In Denouncing Taft Methods.
Chicago. Colonel Roosevelt's most
stinging campaign speech thus far
was delivered here. He lashed hi
opponents, and charged some of them
with using fraud and trickery to de
feat him. Colonel Roosevelt said it
was a flKhtins speech. It was de
llvered hefore a throne which pack
ed the auditorium and cheered him
enthusiastically. The primaries in
New York furnished the text for his
speech and he cited a number of in
stances In which he said his oppon
ents had resorted to improper prac
tlces to defeat him. He expressed
belief that in the great majority of
districts of the country the people
were with him. and that the opposl
tlon was attempting to defeat him by
methods which he characterized as
vw York. Characterizing the
primary .In New York county as a
"farce." Charles H. Duell. chairman
nf the Roosevelt committee of the
city 6f New York after a conference
with Roosevelt leaders, appealed to
Governor Dtx to declare the primary
invalid and orovide for a second pri
mary. Samuel S. Koenlg, chairman
of the Republican county committee,
and William Barnes, Jr.. chairman of
the Republican state committee, both
express the opinion that a second
primary - would be illegal, leaaera
of the two factions of the party can
not agree as to who is reponsible for
the failure to deliver official ballots
at any of the polling places,
Senator Bob Taylor Very III.
Washington. Senator Talyor of
Tennessee, who has been 111 for ev
rai itav with an aggravated gall
stone trouble, was much worse after
reatleas nleht His case so far has
failed to yield td treatment and his
condition Is regarded as precarious.
Farmers' National Congress.
Washington. President George M.
Whitaker announced the 1912 meeting
of the Farmers' National Congress
would be held In New Orleans In No
Old1 Jefferson Davl Home.
Hnnvinsviila. Kv. Preparations for
conversion into a park ot the old Jef
ferson Davis home site at Falrvlew,
since the bill appropriating i7,5W tor
the purpose haa become a law, are
sneedllv. Plans have been
prepared for the building of a stone
wall about the property.
N. M. Electa Republican Senator.
Sante Fe, N. M. New Mexico elect
i iwn TTnlted States senators, both
Republicans. The new lawmakers are
B. Fall and T. B. Catron. .
I v' Ml'Wl
fee j' . ' '' l
Senor Peynado is ths new minister
to this country from the Dominican
WOMAN BESjS ROOSEVELT
SUFFRAGETTE ALMOST BROKE
UP MEETING EX-PRESIDENT
Mis Maud Malon Demanded Votes
for Women and the Colonel Said
They Could Have Them.
New York. In one of the six meet
ings which Colonel Roosevelt address
ed on the East Side on the eve of
the primary election he faced a situ
ation which had the better of him and
other leaders at the meeting for fully
fifteen minutes. It was all due to a
After Colonel Roosevelt had launch
ed Into an attack upon the new pri
mary law, exhibiting the 14 toot bal
lot which will be used in one election
district as an example of its encum
brance and begun on the "right of
the people to rule," one of the few
women in the audience upset things
by crying in a loud voice;
"How about the women?''
Many identified the Interrupter as
Maud Malone, a militant suffragette,
who baa upset similar political meet
ings in the same way. There was at
once wild confusion of hisses and
cries to "put her out" -
Mr. Roosevelt was self-posessed,
and, after the clamor had quieted
somewhat, replied affably:
"Madam, I have asked that you
women yourselves be allowed to deter
mine whether you shall vote."
This , was greeted with general
cheering, but Miss Malone kept her
feet and was about fo make further
interruptions, when the colonel said:
"Apparently you don't feel content
ed with this. In that case I have a
great deal better opinion of your sex
than you have."
Men in the crowd began throwing
paper programs anj other missiles at
Miss Malone. The colonel pleaded for
courtesy, but the pandemonium con
tinued, notwithstanding the colonel's
shouts from the platform and the ef
fort of the chairman to rap the crowd
to order. The riotous demonstration
continued for a quarter of an hour,
during which Colonel Roosevelt was
absolutely helpless. The band tried to
calm the rioters, but the music only
stirred up more excitement.
MEXICAN REBELS VICTORIOUS
Complete Defeat of the Forces of Ma
dera Is Reported at Jlminez.
: Mexico City. Mexico. Apparently
reliable messages received by El Im
partial report a complete Federal de
feat at Jiminez. , General Gonzalez
Salas, commander-in-chief of the Fed
eral army, is reported to have com
mitted suicide. Both General Blan
quet and Tellez are reported wound
ed; other officers were killed and fif
ty officers taken prisoners to Chihua
hua, together with many privates.
Orozco, with 164 carloads of rebel sol
diers, is reported moving toward Tor
reon. All Federal troops are said to
have already withdraw to that point.
The Federal flight toward Torreon
began Sunday afternoon, according to
a telegram to EI Imparclal, and Gen.
Pascual Orozco, with his victorious
army, is said to be close on the heels
ot the retreating Federals.
' Railroads to Fight Decision.
Washington. Resort to the courts
probably will be made Immediately for
a review of the comprehensive decis
ion of the Interstate commerce com
mission, announced In the Texas-Louisiana
rate case. The commission de
cided that Interstate railroads which
put into force low state rates' must
adopt equally low interstate rates for
traffic moving under similar condi
tion. It is generally believed that
the case will ultimately be taken to
the Supreme court ot the United
Another Cotton Mill Strike.
Lowell, Mass. A general strike.
which leaders declare results In at
least 5,000 more of the 20.000 cotton
mill operatives In this city falling to
report for work, was declared by the
Industrial Workers of the World. All
of the loom fixers, numbering about
500, in the seven plants ot this city,
voted to stay away from work. Strik
ers are dissatisfied with an advance
In wages, which became effective; va
rying from 4 to 10 per cent They
ask for an Increase averaging between
15 and 20 per cent .
STATE PRESS TO
MEET AT MOREHEAD
THE EDITORS OF NORTH CARO
LINA WILL A83EMBLE ON
JULY 23, 24 AND 25.
ADDRESS BY FAMOUS EDITOR
8eions Are to B Held at Atlantic
Hotel and Special Rate Have Been
Arranged Executive Committee Se
lected Time and Place.
Raleigh. The North Carolina Press
Association is to meet at the Atlantic
Hotel, Morehead City, on July 23, 24
and 25, Tuesday, Wednesday and
That was the decision reached at a
meeting held here by the Executive
Committee of the Press Association,
at which there were present five of
the seven members of the committee.
There were a number of other editors
In the city and these were present dur
ing part of the meeting of the execu
At the last meeting of the North
Carolina Press Association, held at
Lenoir, It was the expressed wish of
the editors that the meeting be held
at Morehead City at the Atlantic Ho
tel, If the matter of rates could be
arranged. Mr. W. W. Croxton, the
general passenger agent of the Nor
folk Southern Railroad, was invited to
appear before the executive commit
tee and aatisfactory arrangements
were made for special rates. After
this Morehead City was sleeted as the
place of the annual session, this to be
held July 23, 24 and 25, the first ses
sion to begin on the night ot Tuesday,
July 23. ,
The executive committee passed
upon the matter of a tentative pro
gram which will be announced later.
It was determined to have as the
principal speaker an editor ot nation
al reputation and as soon as his ac
ceptance is secured an announcement
will be made. It was announced also
that the Norfolk-Southern Railroad
and the Morehead City Chamber of
Commerce would give a special trip
to the association through the Inland
waterway route from Morehead City
to New Bern during the meeting, and
that there would also be arranged a
number of motor boat and sail races.
The meeting is to be made one of un
In attendance at the meeting of the
executive committee were Mr. J. J.
Farriss, editor High Point Enterprise,
president ot the association; Maj. H.
A. London, of Ptttsboro, editor of the
Chatham Record, chairman of the
committee; Mr. R. W. Vincent, man
aging editor ot the Charlotte Obser
ver, secretary; Mr. H. B. Varner, edi
tor Lexington Dispatch, and Mr. ,R. M.
Phillips, associate editor the Greens
boro Daily News. The absentees were
Mr. D. T. Edwards, editor of the
Kinston Free Press; Mr. J. B. Sher
rtll, editor of the Concord Times, sec
retary of the association, who were
unavoidably detained. Secretary Sher
riU's absence being caused by delayed
Capture Negro Who Shot Conduct.
The negro, Fuel Hairston, who shot
Southern Railway conductor Holdon
at Kernersville, was arrested at the
home of his sister, seven miles north
of Summerfleld, and taken to Wlns-ton-Salem
jail. It was learned that
Hairston had made his way across
the country from Kernersville about
eight miles to his sister's home beyond
Summerfleld. Immediately the officers
got busy, and a special train waa
made up here and a large number of
officers, including Sheriff Jones, Chief
of Police Thomas, of Winston; Chief
Isely, Of Greensboro and Special
Railway Agt. Oliver, were taken to
Distressing Event at Hndron-
A special from Henderson gives the
particulars of a distressing event
there in which a deputy sheriff named
Kit Davis shot and mortally wound
ed a young white man of good repu
tation named Walter Cawtborn.
No Discrepancy In Election.
A prominent citlsen of HUlsboro
waa at Durham aad when asked
about the report that the Orange cunty
election would be contested, said
that there were no grounds for con
testing, the legality ot the election,
and that the apparent discrepancy In
the number ot votes and the voters
at HUlsboro was due to an oversight
in checking off the voters ' when
they cast their batlots. ,' The good
roads people are going right ahead
and preparing to sell bonds, and It is
believed will be tn progress soon. .
Good Roads Asoclatlon Meeting. ':
At : a meeting of the Halifax
County Good Roads Association at
Halifax a tew days ago all the old of
ficers were re-elected as follows:
President, John L. Patterson; secretary-treasurer,
Charles J. Shields. The
board of directors was reduced to
five members and is composed of the
officers and W. T. Clement and J. A.
House. The meeting was not well at
attended as was hoped It would be,
but those present felt very much en
couraged at the work being done by
PUSHING WESTERN CAROLINA
Manager Cohen Has Returned From
Florida Wher He Has Besn Boost
Westsrn Section of Stat.
Ashevllle. Col. Sanford H. Cohen
manager ot the Greater Western
North Carolina Association, has just
returned from a stay of several weeks
In Florida, where he went In the In
terests of the section Included in the
organization, and particularly to In
duce the tourists Who are getting;
ready to leave Florida to come by way
of western North Carolina. Colonel
Cohen visited many citiea In that
state and in each of them much ad
vertising matters was widely distrib
uted and the attention of the people
was directed toward this section In
various ways. The papers In the
cities where he went were generous
to the matter of Interviews and large
billboards were rented on which ad
vertising posters were placed. Not
only were the advantages of the
"Land of the Sky" as a place for tour
ists impressed on the people, but the
industrial phases and natural re
sources were not neglected, especial
ly the, cattle raising, . fruit growing,
trucking, etc. It Is thoaght that
through his efforts a number of in
vestors may be Induced to come here.
Colonel Cohen was seconded In his
efforts of publishing the advantages
of the section by the various railroad
men who are In Florida at this sea
son. Among the cities visited by Col.
Cohen were: Jacksonville. Tampa,
Miami, Daytona, St. Petersburg, St.
Augstine, Palm Beach, Savannah, At
lanta and Augusta; and on his re
turn be spent one day In Knoxville.
Col. Cohen will now remain her
for some time.
Wife Murderer Has Escaped.
Sheriff J. M. Deaton received Infor
mation from Raleigh to the effect that
Reuben Coombs, serving a 30-year sen
tence in the state prison for murder
had escaped and notifying him of a
reward of $25 for his capture. Coombs
received his long sentence at the Au
gust term ot Iredell court last year
for the murder of his wife, having ' -been
found guilty of murder In tha
second degree. He Is only nineteen -years
old now, and Ills wife was only
sixteen when he killed her. The cou
ple had been married only a few y
weeks when one morning in last May
the girl wife waa found dead in the
cow lot of their home in the 8tony
Vann To Enforce Fish Law.
Displaying the same fearlessnesa
and sense ot duty that characterized
the action ot the late officers of Car
roll county, Va., court State Fish
Commissioner Vann sailed from Elis
abeth City on board the cruiser El
frelda, having with him a complement
of twenty-five men from state naval
militia bound for Albemarle sound,
with determination to- quell the lnsur
bordinatlon of certain fishermen. Not
withstanding dire threats have been
made against his life and he has been
warned not to touch the nets, he
stated that he was determined to see
that . the fish laws of North Caro
lina are enforced at all costs.
Repair Ths Roads and Bridges.
The work of repairing the damage
done to roads and bridges in every
section of Mecklenburg county by
the recent big rain is being repaired
as rapidly as possible. The three con
vict gangs ot the county are being
utilized for the work, detachments of
the convicts being detailed to do tha
repairs most imperatively needed on
bridge and washouts In the territory
contiguous to the camps.
Express Office at Lucama Entered.
Some unknowa person crawled In
the ticket window of the express office
at Lucama and opened a suit case
and scattered its contents promiscu
ously around and filled the case with
three gallons ot whiskey, which had
been shipped there to a party. Noth
ing else was disturbed, but the stuff
which is so hard to get nowadays In
WlnstontSalem. Hardy Brandon,
colored, was shot down and killed her
by John Burris, also colored. Four or
five shots were fired but only one
shot from a 44-callbre revolver took
effect in Brandon's abdomen.
Sad 8squl To Foul Murder.
A sad sequel , to the foul murder
of three members ' ot the Sander fam
ily in Granville county J. Latham
Sanders, Miss Mittle Sanders aad
little Irene Overton, In November,
1910, by the negro fiend, Nathan Mon
tague, has been enacted. Mrs. Rebec
ca Sanders, Widow of the murdered
man, and mother and grandmother ot
the girls murdered, was committed to
the state hospital for the Insane. Her
mind has given away since the trag
edy under the strain of the terrible
shock she underwent.
Is Charged With-An Assault
Leon Vaughn, ot the Clear Creek
section of Henderson county, was ar
rested by Constable T. B. Conner and
given a preliminary hearing before
Magistrate J. D. Dermid, of Hender
sonvllle, charged with an assault up
on a 13-year-old girl. It wai In evi
dence that the man, who is ahotst Zi
years old, tried to convince the j ;
girl who was on her way bon a ,'
a country road, that a t :r .-
the road, and persn:.
company him In t
where he n ' t '.