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' VOL. XIV ' MARSHALL MADISON COUNTY;-: NO. 15,
; MUImm County.
BetabUihed by U UgUlataro 9m
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Population, 10,111
County Marshall
164 feet above
New aad modera Court HoaM,
I8I.0M.00.
Nw aad modem JalL ooat HS.tOt.M.
Now aad Bodara County Horn, coat
110.000.00.
Officer.
Hon.' Jas. U Hyatt, Senator, II
dlatrlct, Burnavllle, N. C.
Hon. J. C Ramsey, Representative.
Marshall, N. C.
W. H. Haadaraon. Clebk Superior
Court. Marshall. N. C.
W. U. Bucknar. Sheriff, Marshall,
N.O. '
James Smart.. Register of Deed.
iJarahall. N. C. .
C F. Runnlon, Traaaurar, Marshall.
N. C R. F. D. No. 1
R. L. Tweed. Surveyor, Wblta Rock,
N. C
' Dr. J. H. Baird, Coronar, Mart Hill,
N. C '
Mr. Eliza Henderson. Jailor, Mar
iball. N. C. v
John Honeycutt, Jaoltor, Maraball,
N. C,
Dr. C. N. Sprlnkla, County Physlclaa,
' Maraball N. C.
Jamaa Haynla, Supt County Horn,
Maraball, N. C.
Homa located about two mUaa south
lraat of Maraball.
Courts.
Criminal and ClvIL rirat Monday be
fore rirat Monday In March, Com
mencing Fab. 2th. Mil.
Civil 11th, Monday aftar Flrat Mon
day In Maroh, commence May 10,
Mil.
Criminal and CItU. Flrat Monday
ftar Flrat Monday In SapL Com
mancea Bept. th, M12.
CWIl 6tb Monday after Flrat Mon
day In September. Commancaa Oct
tar 14, Mil.
BOARDS.
County Commlaalonera.
W. C. Sprlnkla, Chairman, Marshall,
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C. F. Caaaada. Member, Marshall,
N. C, R. F. D. No. 1.
Raubln A. Tweed. Merobar. Big
Laurel, N. C
C. B. Mathburn, Atty, . Marahall,
N. C.
Board meeta first Monday In every
month. '
Road Comitrftalonara.
A. K. Bryan, Chairman, Marahall, N.
. ' C, R. F. D. 2. .,
X A. Ramaey, Secretary. Mara Mill,
N. C. R. F. D. 2.
Sam Cox, Member, Mara Hill, Nr C
R. F. D. No. 1. '
Q. W. Wild. Big Pine, N. C.
Dudley Chlpley, Road Engineer,
Maraball, N. C. "? ''
George M. Pritchard, Atty., Marahall.
N. C.
Board meeta drat Monday 14 Janu-
ry, April, July and October each year.
Board of Education.
Jaaper Ebba, Chairman, Spring
Craek, N. C.
Thoa. J. Murray, Member, Maraball,
N. C, R. F. D. No. S.
W. R. Sama, Marahall, N. O, R. F.
D. Na 1. '
Prof. M. C. ? Bucknar, Supt of
Schoola, Mara Hill. N. C, R. F. D.
No. I. " ' -' v' '
Board Meeta flrat Monday In Janu
ary, April, July and October each year.
. Collegaa and High Cchoola.
Mara Hill College. Prof. R. L- Moore,
Prealdent. Mara H1U, N. C. Fall Term
fceglna Auguat 17, Mil. 8prlng Term
' begins January 1, Mil.
Spring Creek High School. Prof.
0. C. Brown, Principal, Spring Creek,
N. C I Mo. School opened Auguat
1. Mil "
Madlaon Seminary High School.
Prof J. M. Weatherly, Principal. Mar
ahall, N. C R. F. D. No! i; 7 Mo.
School began October 1, MIL
- Bell Inatltute. Miaa Margaret. E.
Griffith, Principal, Walnut, N. C, 8 Mo.
School began September I, 1911.
Maraball Academy. Prof. R. Q.
Andera, Principal, TM&rshal'l, "n. C f
Ma School began Sept 4. 1011. ,
, Notary Publlea..
S. C. Ramaay, Marshall, N. O. Term
otptraa Jan. 11, 1912. ,
A. J, Roberta, Marahall. N. C, R. F.
' D. No. S. Term expires May 30, 1912.
Jasper Kobe, Spring Creek, N, C.
' Term expiree August 10, Mil.
C C. Hrown, Bluff, N. C. Term ex
piree December (, 1911. .
J. A. Leak, Revere, N. C. Term e
v. plrea January 10, 1913.
' .""W. T. Da via. Hot Springe, N.' C.
Term expiree January 10, 1913.
J. H. Southworth, Stackhouse, N. C.
Term expirea January IS, 1913.
N. W. Anderson. Paint Fork, N. C.
Term expirea February t, 1913.
J. H. Hunter. Marshall.' N. G., R. F.
' D. No. 3. Term expiree April 1, 1913
.' J. F. Tllaon, Marahall, N. C, R. F. D.
No. 1 , Term expirea April' 3, 1913.
C. J. Ebba. Marshall, N. C. Term
' oxplrea April 21. 1913. , .
J. W. Nelson, Marshall, N. C. Term
xptrea April 25. 1913. ' t
Roy L. Oudger, Marshall, S N. C.
Term expiree May 8, 1911'.
Geo. M. Pritchard. Marahall, N. C.
ferm expirea May 25, 1913.
Dudley Cblpley, MarahalL N. O.
Term expirea July 29, 1913.
" W. O". Connor. Mara Kill. M. C. Term
xpiroa November 27. 1913.
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. Oorge W. Gabagaa Post. No. 83
O. A. R. . .
' 8. M. Davla. Commander.
J. R Ballard. Adjutant
I'Mts at the Court House Saturday
lfore the second Sunday is aak
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MISSISSIPPI FLOODS
RKKLFOOT LAKE EMBANKMENTS
BREAK AND WATER COVERS
150 MILES OF COUNTRY.
SITUATION IT VERY GRAVE
Workara Battle Against Waves Until
Collapse, and Than Are Forced
to Flea for Their Llvea.
4 SUMMARY OF SITUATION.
4 Reelfoot Lake levee baa col-
lapsed. Flood water spreading 4
over several counties In Ken- 4
tucky and Tennessee. Estimated
160 square miles will be lnun- 4
4 dated.
River distance affected, cen- 4
4 tral diatrlct, 63t miles. Lies be-
f tween Columbus, Ky., and Vicka-
burg, Miss, j
M River distance through which
t atraln la heaviest ever known,
4 318 miles. Lies between Colum- 4
4 bua, Ky., and Helena, Ark.
4 Crest of flood not in sight, ac- 4
4 cording to official atatementa. 4
Rise beginning to be felt aa
4 far south aa Natchez. Miaa.
Farming land flooded, unpro- 4
4 tected by leveea, 300,000 acres.
f Farm land endangered, submit 4
ft to Immediate overflow If levee
f break at Important points, 900,-
000 acrea.
f Damage already eatlmated, $1,
f 500,000. ' ,
f Uvea endangered by maroon-
4 Ing of householders In central
district, twenty.
Number so far rescued from
4 perilous places, 3,000 or more.
Memphis, Tenn With one main
levee gone, water lapping the crest
of the embankments at half a dozen
points and several breaka believed
to be only the question of hours, Ma
jor Clark S. Smith, United States en
gineer directing the fight against the
water's encroachment, described the
Mississippi . river flood situation aa
grave. The Reelfoot Lake levee, west
of Hickman, Ky., was the flrst of the
main embankmenta to go.
Golden lake, 50 miles north of Mem
phis, and the levee on the Arkansas
side, eight mllea below thia city, are
regarded aa in Imminent danger. At
both points aandbaga have been piled
on the surface of the revetmenta to a
height of one and a half feet, and the
water la washing over. At Mound
Qity, Ark., and at Holy Bush also the
leveea threaten to cave.
Pitiful caaea of deatltution . have
been relieved In varloua parts of the
wide atretchea of country embraced
In the central section of the valley.
Hickman, Ky., houses about 3,500 ref
ugees, partly In tents, and these In
clude some 2,000 or more employeea
of factories living In 900 or more
houses flooded In Hickman. Colum
bus, Ky., New Madrid, Mo.; Dorena.
Mo., are the towns aefioualy affected
by the Invading waters. Thousands
of town people have Bought higher
ground. Hundreds of head of live
atock have perished, while many
tlmea the number were taken to
polnta of safety before the rise;
F0S8 QUITS THE RACE
Governor of Massachusetts Orders His
Name Taken From Ballots.
Boston. Oov. Eugene N. Fobs with
drew hie name lrom the presidential
preference primary ballot. In a let
ter accompanying the withdrawal, he
naked that delegate candldatea pledg
ed to him consider themselves as un
pledged. ; 'i V-; -
in explanation of hla action. Gov
ernor Foas says he had learned repre
aentativea of one or more of the avqw
ed candidates for president were pre
paring to withdraw their namea out of
courteey to him. Ho aska that those
repreaentativea be urged to permit the
names of their candidates to remain,
as if only one namo appeared no
chance would he given for an expres
sion of popular preference, which
would defeat tho purpose of the pref
erential primary.
Virginia Outlawa Refuaed Food.
Hlllsvtlle. V. According to "Sug"
Smith, who lives over Mount Airy
way toward the Carolina line, 8Idna
Allen and Wesley Edwards, the two
courthouse assassins, came to hla cab
in and begged for food.- Allen oame
to bla door, be aald, and Edwards
stood guard. Allen declared neither
had taken food that day. They got
none from Smith.. ; The posses are
posting copies of Governor Manns
proclamation, calling upon all citizens
to withhold aid from the fugitive out
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Ex-Governor Ayeoek Drops Dead.
Birmingham, . Ala. Former .. Gov.
rh.riB. n Arcock of North Carolina
dropped dead at the Jefferson theater
while addressing the Alabama Educa
tional Association. Mr. Aycock was
speaking on "Universal Education, Ita
Necessity and Benefit" The deceased
was born November 1, 1859, wan dia
trlct attorney nnder Cleveland and
elected governor for four years in
1900 He leaves a widow and eight
children six girls and two boys-all
Biiiors except the oldest, J: --s A. .re.
DR. LOUIS M. DRAG0
Dr. Louis M. Drago, the noted
statesman of Argentina, author of the
Drago doctrine that national debts to
private Individuals may not be col
lected b)l force of arms, has coma to
thia country to give a aerlea of lo
turee. . ..
AI'ERICAN LEADS MEXICANS
SOLDIER OF FORTUNE DIRECTS
THE GUNS WHICH SHELL PAR
RAL FOR I NSUR RECTOS.
Samuel Drebln of Philadelphia Com
mands Artillery In Mexican
Army.
Jlmlnez, Mexico. General Cam pa
has reformed his Insurrecto army and,
according to a courier, who arrived
here after being In the aaddle a long
while, baa begun to shell Parral,
where General Villa, the victorious
Federal leader, is entrenched.
A dispatch from General Fernan
dez, one of tho rebel leaders, jald that
the inaurrectoa baa aucceeded in sur
rounding the city and cutting off the
food supply. - Troops under Geueral
Salazar of the rebel forces destroyed
nortlons of the nal tonal railway which
runs Into Parral, preventing armored
troop tralna from entering. The rea
eral generals, Vila, DeSoto and Urbi
na, have defended tho city with re
sourcefulness and daring. They have
turned the tallest of the adobe and
stone buildings into blockhouses with
artillery mounted on the roofs.
The number of dead In the city
from cannon and mortar shells Is not
known, but the rebel dead and wound
ed in the fighting la aald to be near
ly four hundred.
Samuel Drebln, a soldier of fortune,
whose home is In Philadelphia and
who has foueht in many revolutions.
is In command of the rapid-fire bat
tery In the rebel artillery and has
established himself on Prieta Hill, ac
cording to last reports sent.
A number of women are fighting in
the rebel ranka, although General
Orozco has given orders that none of
them be allowed on the firing line.
The majority of them are soldiers'
wives. ...
COTTON ACREAGE REDUCED
Commissioners of South Place Reduc
tion at 15 to 25 Per Cent.
Columbia, S. C Commissioners of
agriculture of Beven of the principal
cotton states, making report to E. J.
Watson, president of the Southern
Cotton Congress, placed the estimate
of reduction of acreage at from 15 to
25 per cent. iThla reduction, in the
opinion ' of Mr. Watson, has been
brought about by the working of the
Rock Hill plan and the wet season.
The information was furnished a a
result of a letter sent out a week ago
by Mr. Watson to all cotton states.
Replies were received from Georgia,
Alabama, North Carolina. Mississippi,
Oklahoma. Texas and Tennessee. . A
similar condition, he says, exists n
South Carolina. , ,'
8oelariats ' Loae In Milwaukee.
Milwaukee, WIb. With a flood . of
non-partisan ballots. Milwaukee vot
ers swept from ofce the cltya Social
ist administration, installed a non
partisan mayor, board of aldermen
and county board of supervisors and
probably eliminated every national po
litical party from participation In fu
ture municipal elections In the state
of Wisconsin, because, aa a result of
the non-partisan victory In Milwau
kee; the state legislature, soon to be
convened. IB expected to pass a non
partisan city election Btatute, ' ,
V Riot In North Carolina Town.
! Charlotte, ' N. C. A pitched battle
occurred on the atreets of Rocking
ham between office and a number
of linemen, In .which three of the offi
cer were wounded and several of the
linemen badly used up. The latter
were drinking. It la alleged, and when
one of them waa arrested tor creat
ing a disturbance a number of others
rushed the officers with tho possible
Intention of treeing their comrade,
when the ahootlng commenced. Dep
uty Sheriff C. 'C Shorea la tho more
t?r!oos!y wounded.
AVIATOR RODBERS
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FIRST AVIATOR TO CROSS AMERI
CAN CONTINENT IS KILLED
AT LONG BEACH, CAL.
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HE WAS BADLY MANGLED
Biplane Began Frightful Descent and
Craahed Againat Surf, Rodger
Being Mangled In Wreck.
Long Beach, Cat. Calbratth P. Rod
gers, the first man to cross the Amer
ican continent In an aeroplane, wa
killed here almost Instantly when his
biplane, in which he bad been soar
ing over the ocean, fell from a height
of 200 feet and burled him In the
wreck. His neck was broken and hia
body badly mashed by the engine of
bis machine. ' He lived but. a few mo
ments. '
Rodgers, for a week past, had been
making dally flights here-and had
taken up with him many passengers,
both men and women. He'atarted
from hla usual place and soared out
over the ocean, crossing the pier and
then turned and dipped close to a
roller coaster In a beach amusement
park.
Seeing a flock of gulls disporting
themselves among the great shoal of
sardines Just over the breakers. Rodg
ers again turned and dived down Into
them scattering the sea fowl In all
directions. i
Highly elated with the outcome of
his dive, Rodgers then flew farther
CALBRAITH P. RODGERS.
out to sea, all the time gradually ris
ing until be bad reached a height or
about 200 feet
Making a short turn, he started at
full speed for the pier, then suddenly
dipped his planes and bis machine be
gan a frightful descent. Rodger was
seen by hundreds of persons on the
pier to relax his hold on the levers
and then seemingly realizing that he
was In danger, he made strenuoua ef
forts to pull the nose of his machine
ino a level position.
Failing In this, he managed to turn
bis craft further In shore and an in
stant later the craft crashed Into the
edge of the surf, not 500 feet from
the spot where, on December 10, last,
he had finished his ocean to-ocean
flight. Many men rushed to his aid.
Ernest Scott and James Goodwin,
life guards, were the first to reach
him. They said Rodgers' head was
hanging over one wing of the ma
chine, the heavy engine was on his
hack anif his feet were drawn up
nearly doubling over his shoulders.
Blood was flowing from his moutn.
Rodgers was lifted from the wreck
and hurried to the bath house hospi
tal. He died on the way.
Mra. McRee la Free.
Opelousas, La. Mrs. Zee Runge Mc
Ree, who shot her young friend, Al
lan Garland, to death In her home
here September 21 last, was acquitted
by a Jury of the charge of manslaugh
ter. Holding her golden-haired lit
tle daughter, Vallera, In her arms,
and with tears streaming down her
cheek, Mrs. McRee arose as soon as
the foreman had announced the ver
dict and thanked the Jury. All smiles
and all tears, husband and wife em
braced. '
Tariff Revision by Tariff Board.
v Washington. President Taft In an
addreaa to the members of the Ameri
can Cotton Manufacturers' Associa
tion, renewed hiB plea for revision of
tho tariff only by a tariff board that
would, make revision possible, upon
scientific lines. Sanitary Improve
ments In Southern cotton mills con
stitute one of the most Important
changes in cotton mill construction,
according to J. E. Slrrlne of Green
ville, S. C. Healthful working quar
ters are taking the place of unhealth
ful aurroundings, he said. - - v ' .
British 8trlk Declared at End, ,
London, Albert tSanley. secretary
of the. Midland, Miner' Federation
and jjiember of the house of lom
mona, practlcaly announced the end
of the national coal strike in the
United Kingdom. Mr Stanley said
thot if now Impossible to secure
the necessary two-thirds majority of
the mlnere In favor of continuing tne
.t-b. Th nostmaater treneraL Her
bert Loula Samuel, also stated that
he waa confident tho striae would be
declared over
ftLLS TO HIS DEATH
JAMES L SLAYDEN
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James L. 8laydn of Texas la the
congressman who tried to have the
house adopt a resolution expressing
opposition to the Idea of a third term
for presidents. The attempt failed.
$350,000 TOHGHT FLOODS
CONGRESS APPROPRIATES MONEY
TO STRENGTHEN LEVEES AND
DIKES ALONG MISSISSIPPI
PRESIDENT "sent message
Taft Asked for $500,000 and Congress
at Once Voted $350,000 Situation
Critical, Saya President Taft
Washington. President Taft sent a
message to congress asking that $500,
000 be appropriated for strengthen
ing levees and building new dikes In
the flood districts along the Missis
sippi, Missouri and Ohio rivers, and
within fifteen mlntues after it was
rt-ad -in the house that body 'passed
a bill making $330,000 available for
the purpose. The bill waa rushed
over to the senate, where it also was
passed and was sent to the president
for his signature.
The president sent his message of
appeal to congress after Senator Fos
ter and Thornton and virtually the
entire Louisiana delegation in the
house had called upon him and pic
tured the destruction being worked
by the floods. The message follows:
I am advised by the secretary of
war, whose reports I transmit here
with, that the flood In the Mississippi
valley by reason of the rise In all the
rivers tributary to the Mississippi and
Missouri at nearly the same time Is
likely in the lower part of the valley,
that Is Missouri, Kentucky, Arkansas,
Tennessee, Mississippi and Louisiana,
to reach a higher point along the
levees than It has ever reached within
recent memories, and that there Is
very grave danger that the leveea may
glv wayunder the unusual pressure
and that great damage may be done to
property In the states mentolned, re
quiring, unless prompt action Is taken,
great future outlay In preserving the
proper navigation of the stream.
COTTON TARE COST MILLIONS
Government Endeavoring to 8av $25,-
000,000 a Year for South'
Cotton Grower.
Washington.-Efforts to save more
than $25,000,000 a year now being lost
by Southern cotton growers through
tare charges are being made by the
department of agriculture. Secretary
wiiaon haa written to the Liverpool
and other foreign cotton exchanges
for suggestions as to how these tare
charges might be reduced and has re
ceived replies from all of them.
"If cotton could be baled in better
ahnne." uav the Liverpool exchange
in It reply, "there is no doubt that
the European exchanges would be
wining to pass by-laws for Buch cot
ton to be sold 'actual tare,' provided
uniform length and weight of canvass
be adopted for every bale." :'''
Publicity Demanded Regarding Cotton
WaahlnEton. The senate commit
tee on agriculture ordered favorably
reported a bil Introduced by Senator
smith nf South Carolina, which would
require the director of the census to
publish the domestic and ioreign con
sumption of cotton' of American pro
.iiiMinn. the surplus held by cotton
manufacturers of the United States
and the exports. The house Din ai-
recting the secretary or agriculture
to report in July instead of June of
each year the acreage planted to cot
ton, was favorably reported.
Taylor'a Toga May Go to Brother.
Washington. Effort" are on toot to
have Gov., Ben W. Hooper, the Re
publican governor of Tennessee, name
Alfred A. Taylor, who 1b one of the
same political faith a tho governor,
and a brother of the late Senator
o.wt Tavinr. to Bucceed to the va
cant eat In the United States sen
aie. Alfred A. Taylor waa tne nomi
nee of the Republican party In 1886,
when Robert Love Taylor waa the
Democratic candidate. They Btumped
the Btate In opposition to each othei
and "Fiddling Bob" won tho lection.
FORMER GOVERNOR
AYCOCKJS DEAD
WAS SPEAKING ON THEME NEAR
HIS HEART "UNIVERSAL EDU
CATION." WAS IN VERY POOR HEALTH
He Waa a Strong Candidate For Nom
ination For United Statea Senator
From State of North Carolina to
Succeed Senator F. M. Simmona.
Raleigh. A special from Birming
ham, Ala., atates that former Governor
Charlea B. Aycock of North Carolina
dropped dead at the Jefferson theater
while addressing the Alabama Educa
tional Aasoclation. 1 Mr. Aycock waa
peaking on "Universal Education, Its
Necessity and Benefit" Ho was about
one-fourth through his address when
be suddenly staggered back a step and
foil to the boor so suddenly that those
on the stage were unable to reach him
in time to support him.
Water waa hastily thrown on hi
face and he waa taken to the wlngr
of the theater, but expired at once.
Death waa pronounced to be the result
of heart failure.
Ho had been In poor health for
some months and only a week ago
returned to Raleigh from Philadelphia,
where he spent a month in a sanitar
ium fortifying himself for the stren
uous canvass of the state which he
waa to begin Friday, April 12, with
opening speech in Raleigh, to be fol
lowed by one In Charlotte, for the
nomination by Btate primary for Unit
ed States Senator, to succeed F. M.
Simmons.
Governor Aycock followed Govern
or O'Neal of Alabama, who bad Just
delivered an address to the association
on "Some Educational Problems."
Governor O'Neal and other men prom
inent In educational clrclea In the
South were seated on the stage during
Governor Aycock'a address. v
Wlneakle Cat Ha Been Settled.
The icase against Frank Wlneskie,
Indicted for the embezzlement of $30,
000 from the Standard Mirror Co., of
High Point, was nol pressed with leave
at Greensboro, Solicitor Gattis an
nouncing his inability to get wltnesser
for the state and tnstitutors of the
charge here from Pittsburg. None of
the private counsel representing the
prosecutors were In court and when
the witnesses failed to show up Judgf
Cook entered fines against them
From outside sources it was learned
that Wlneskie made a settlement
agreeable to the officers of the Mirror
company.
Is Attracting Attention.
That the selection or Salisbury ar
the place for the location of the Lu
theran Female College is attracting at
tention In other atates is evidenced in
one instance in which Mayor F. M
Thompson received a letter from H.
F. Bryant of the Lexington, Ky., Lead
er, in which he asked for Information
In regard to the commission which
made the decision and asked for theli
namea and addresses to get inform
tlon In regard to the matter and alsc
photographs of the members of the
commission for use in Eastern and
Northern papers and magazines.
Before County Commissioner.
Col. Benehan Cameron, North Caro
Una representative of the Quebec-Mi
ami International Highway Associa
tion, appeared before the board of
county commissioners at their regu
lar meeting in Durham, and aaked that
the county put into good condition the
parte of this highway that are tc
come through thie county. On the
Raleigh road there is about four miler
of unmacadambed road, and on the
road out of Oxford there is 3 1-2 milet
of road that will be fixed. At the re
cent meeting of the association in
Richmond, General Carr and Colonel
Cameron got the association to adopt
the road by this city,, and promised
them that the county would furnish a
macadam road all the way through.
Adopt Preferential Primary.
The Catawba county executive com
mittee of the Democratic party met at
Newton and took a forward step, as
Catawba, la always doing. This war
to adopt the Wisconsin preferential
primary for county, officers'.. As is
well known this plan provides foe nam
ing a first and second choice, at one
time and does away with the neces
sity for holding a second primary. It
waa also decided to recommend the
abolishment of the fee system for
county officers, and put them all on
a salary basis. -
Education Board Located School.
The county board of education lo
cated the West Durham school build
Ing on the new acre lot that haa been
bought and the erection of the- school
will begin a soon as the weathe op
ens up. The building is to be completed
by the beginning of the next term of
school. The school board is bulldlnt
thia school out of the money borrow
ed from tho state building fund, and
t building fund that is saved over
from the surplus of the county chool
fund each ytar. Tho erection of the
building will not bo by contract
TARGET PRACTICE PRIZES'
The Carolina Regiment Ar to Meet
For This Purpose at Gaatonia,
Goldsboro and Raleigh. -
Raleigh There la every assurance
that the regimental target contests
this spring by the North Carolina Na
tional Guard will have especially at
tractive special prizes at each of the
three contests over and above the
grand prize of tho DuPont loving cup
for the company making the, highest
record and the Royster gold medal for
the highest Individual record. From
Gaatonia, where the flrat regiment la
to contest April 22 to 24, Captain Bui
winkle writes that the business men
of that town have raised $50 for spe
cial prizes and three handsome lov
ing cups have been offered by Jewel
ers there tor the best. Individual
scores In the regiment. For the shoot
by the third regiment In Raleigh May
9 to 12 the business men of Raleigh
are raising a fund that will amount to
at least' $50. One well-known Jeweler
has offered a handsome loving cup
and other trophies are sure to be list
ed. Goldsboro I also railing a pe
cial fund and trophies are being of
fered there for the shoot that will be
held on the Goldsboro range April
15 to 17. General Lelnster also feel
confident that there will be arranged
an Interstate shoot by the guardsmen
of North and 8outh Carolina and Vir
ginia and possibly Tennessee to take
the place of tho annual shoot at Camp
Perry with the regulars that la called
off by the War Department thia year
on account of the heavy demands of
the regular army for duty on the Mex
ican frontier, In the Philippine and
elsewhere.
Accept Sinclair's Challenge.
Some days ago N. A. Sinclair of Fay-'
ettevllle, candidate for Congresa from
date a letter waa sent to the chairman
Congressman H. L. Godwin, challeng
ing him to a Joint canvass for the
purpose of giving the people of the
different counties of the district an
opportunity to know Just what each
candidate atands for, and on the same
date a letter waa sen to the chairman
of the Democratic executive commit
tee of the district, asking that a pr
mary for the district not be called
until the latter part of the summer.
Congressman Godwin, who is a candi-.
date to succeed himself, replied' t
Mr. sinttiatr. accepting the challenge :
but wants the primary called for May
18.
Campaign On Orchard Spraying.
Mr. C. E. Clark, county commislon
er of agriculture, besides placing
Mecklenburg county in the lead of all
Southern counties In exterminating
tne pine beetle and In every way ad
vancing the Interests of the agricul
tural population of the county, has
been conducting an active campaign
for orchard spraying. As In the cam
paign against the pine beetle Mr.
Clarks' plan has been to visit as many
farmers as possible and interest them
In spraying their orchards. Up to date
he has superintended the spraying of
orchards in ten different neighbor
hoods and between 200 and 300 trees
in the best orchards of the county are
now being sprayed according to a sys
tematic plan.
Seaboard Air Line Railway Loae.
The Seaboard Air Line Railroad Co.
was ordered by the corporation com
mission to handle forthwith carload
shipments of fertilizer that have been
tendered the Seaboard by the Atlantic
Coast Line at Sanford after being
hauled by the Coast Line from Wil
mington. The Seaboard had refused
to handle the freight unless full local
rates is paid for remaining short hauls
to destination Instead of a 25 per cent
discount required in Joint haul freight.
The Seaboard's refusal Is because the
shipments have been made over It
line entirely. ' '
Want More and Better Bridge. '
The citizens of Guilford county are
making demands upon the county au
thorities for more and better bridges
and will, in effect, witness the Inau
guration of a steel and iron bridge pol
icy In the county when the commis
sioners meet and open bids for several
structures. The severe winter follow
ed by the recent, floods wrought havoc
to bridges and roads and the county
win have to expend thousands of dol
lars this spring and summer for new
structures and In repair work.
Appropriated Money .for Prize.
The county commissioner in ses
sion appropriated $170 for prizes in
the Davidson county men' corn con-,
test for 1912. This is $10 to each
township. The Davidson County Agri
cultural Association will supplement
this with a $5 prize in each township,
making first and second prizes of $10 .
and $5 respectively for each township,
and will also solicit from the mer
chants a number of special prizes.
This is the third men's contest In the
county and great good ha been' done
by them. '4 ':
Settle la Declared Not Guilty.
' A verdict of not guilty was returned
tn the case of David R. Settle, a well-,
known and prominent young white
man, who wa put on trial for the mur
der of Robert Allen, a negro farm
hand on tho Settle place, nine mllea
from Greensboro. , The shooting oc
curred last September, Settle Immedi
ately afterwards calling up the coun
ty sheriff and notifying him that he
had killed a man. When the sheriff
arrived Settle wa In a very nervous
condition and wa-brought to Cr-hrrro.
    

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