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The story opens In a Confederate tent
tt a critical atag e of the Civil War. (Jen.
Lm lirparte lo CapL Wayne an Important
iwai to Lonsstreet. A worn pan led b
fterxi. Oral, an old army scout, Wayna
taru on hla mission. They ft within
th lima of tha enemy and In tha dark
aaaa Wayna la taken for a Federal of
oar and a youn lady on horarback la
sivea in nia charae, ana la a nonnrrn
elrl and attampta to eeoapa. Ona of the
horses succumbs and Cralajroee thrnuch
with tba dlepatt'hee. whila wayna and My
Lady of tha North ara left alone. They
awk ahaltar In a hut and entering It In
tha dark a huse niaatlfT attacks Wayna
Tha air I ahoola tha brut a uat In time.
Fha owner or tha hut. Jed Bunaay. anil
hla wife appaar and aoon a party or
horaamaa approach. Thay ara led by a
man claiming to ba Red Lowrte. but who
proves to ba MaJ. Brennan, a Federal
ofnosr whom tha Onion girl recognises.
Ha ordara tha arraat or Wayna aa a spy
and ha la brought before Sheridan, who
thraatana him with daath unless ha re
veals the aacrat message. Wayna believes
Kdlth Brannan to ba tha wlfa of Ma.
Brannan. H la reerued by Jed Bunaav.
who atarta to reach Oan. Lee. while
Wayne la disguise penetretea to the ball
room, beneath arhlrh ha had been Im
prisoned. Ha la Introduced to a Ml"
Minor and barely eacapea bain unmask
ed. Edith Brannan recognising Wayne,
aya aha will aava him. Securing a dim
through tha lines, they ara confronted by
Brennan, who la knocked aenaaleaa. Then,
bidding Edith adieu. Wayna makea a
dash for liberty. Ha encounter Bunaay;
they reach tha lee camp and ara aent
with ralnforcementa to Join Early. In the
battle of Shenandoah tha regiment la
overwhelmed, and Wayne, while In the
hospital, la vlalled bv Kdllh Brannan.
Wayna and Bunaay ara aent on a acout
Ing detail, and arriving at tha Minor
place, Wayne meeta Mlaa Minor and Mrs.
Bungay, and later Edith appeara.
Wayna'a detachment la besieged by iuer.
rtllaa. Brannan and hla aien arrive and
aid In repelling the Invaders until a ree
ulng party of bluacoata reach tha scene.
CHAPTER XXXII. Continued.
"Damn ye. Red told you not to fir!"
ha Tailed. "Coma on, you dogs! You
could eat m up If ye wasn't ilch
blamed cowards. There's only two,
and we'll bang them yet"
He leaped straight up the broad
steps, hla long cavalry sabre In band,
while a dosen of the boldest followed
him. Brennan swung his sword high
over head, grasping It with both
bands for a death-blow, even as I
) thrust directly at the fellow's throat
The uplifted blade struck the chain
of the banging lamp, snapped at the
bllt. and losing his balance the Major
plunged headlong Into the ruck be
neath. The downward fall of bis body
swept the stairs.
As I stood there, panting and breath
less, a woman rushed downward. Be
lieving she would throw herself Into
that tangled mass below, I Instantly
caught her to me.
"Don't," I cried anxiously. "You
cannot help blm. For God's sake go
back where you were."
"It Is not that." she exclaimed, her
rolce thrilling with excitement. "Oh,
Captain Wayne, do you not hear the
As by magic those hateful faces van
ished, disappearing by means of ev
ery opening leading out from the hall,
and when the cheering blue-coats
surged In through the broken door, I
was yet standing there, appearently
alone but for the dead, leaning weak
and breathless against the wall, my
arm about Kdlth Brennan.
I After the Struggle,
A young officer, whose red face was
rendered extremely conspicuous by
the blue of his uniform, led tbe rush
of his soldiers as .bey came tumbling
gallantly Into tbe hall.
"Up there, men!" he cried, catch
ing sight of me, and pointing. "Get
that Johnny with tbe girl."
As tbey sprang eagerly forward over
ti e deal bodies littering the floor at
the foot of the atalrs, Brennan scram
bled unsteadily to his feet and halted
them with Imperious gesture.
"Leave him alone!" he command
ed. "That is tbe commander of the
Confederate detachment who came to
our aid. The guerillas have fled down
tbe hallway, and are most of them
outside by now. Wayne," he turned
A Gentle Hand Was Stroking Back
the Hair From Off My Temples.
and glanced up at us, his face Instant
ly darkening at, the tableau, "kindly
. siet, the ladles to descend; we must
ge them out of this shambles."
As lifted them one by one and with
diremonies politeness across tbe
thastly pile of dead and wounded men.
"Escort them to the library." . he
suggested, as 4 hesitated. "That room
will probably be found clear."
I was somewhat surprised that Bren
nan should not have come personally
to the aid of his wife, but aa he ig
nored her presence utterly. 1 at once
offered her my arm, and silently led
tiie way to the room designated, the
' ,'s f ' awing as best they might
1 e t was unoccupied, exhib-
' - r t a of tie late struggle, and
1 ; ? t ... e resting places for
v. - h yet sobbing soft-
r -i bar moth-
' i t crusU'ftiued
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tenant Caton, and will bring you
She thanked me with a glance of
her dark eyes clouded with tears, but
aa I turned hastily away to execute
this errand, Mrs. Brennan laid re
straining hand upon my arm.
"Captain Wayne." she said with
much seriousness, "you are very un
selfish, but you must not go until
your own wounds have been attended
to; they may be far more serious
than you apprehend."
As 1 gased at her, surprised by the
anxiety she so openly displayed, I
chanced to behold myself reflected
within a large mirror directly across
tbe room. One glance was sufficient
to convince me her words were fully
Justified. My remains of uniform lit
erally clung to me in rags, my bare
shoulder looked a contused mass of
battered flesh, my hair was matted,
and my face blackened by powder
stains and streaked with blood.
"1 certainly do appear disreputable
enough," I admitted; "but I can as
sure you It is nothing sufficiently se
rious to require Immediate attention."
As I stepped without and closed tbe
door behind me, 1 was at once start
led by the rapid Bring of shot from
tbe rear of the house, and the next
moment 1 encountered the young, red
faced officer hurrying along tbe hall
way at the bead a squad of Federal
cavalrymen. Recognizing me In the
gloom of the passage he paused sud
denly. "1 owe you a belated apology, Cap
tain," be exclaimed cordially, "for hav
ing mistaken you for one of those mis
creants, but really your appearance
was not flattering."
"Having viewed myself since within j
a mirror," I replied, "I am prepared to I
acknowledge the mistake a most nat
ural one. However, I am grateful to
be out of the scrape, and can scarcely
find fault with my rescuers. Five min
utes more would have witnessed the
"We rode hard," he said, "and were
In saddle within fifteen minutes after
the arrival of your courier. You evi
dently made a hard fight of It; the
house bears testimony to a terrible
struggle. We are rejoiced to learn
that Lieutenant Caton was merely
stunned; we believed him dead at
first, and be Is far too fine a fellow
to go In that way."
"He la truly living, thenr I ex
claimed, greatly relieved. "Miss Mi
nor, to whom he Is engaged. Is sor
rowing over bis possible fate In the li
brary yonder. Could not two of your
men assist him to her? She would
do more to hasten his recovery than
"Certainly," was the Instant re
sponse. "Haines, you and McDonald
get the officer out of the front room;
carry him in there where tbe ladles
are, and then rejoin us."
I left, remembering then my own
need. By using the back stairway I
avoided unpleasant contact with the
traces of conflict yet visible at the
front of the house, and finally discov
ered a bathroom which afforded facili
ties for cleansing my flesh wounds
and making my general appearance
more presentable. I found I could do
little to Improve the condition of my
clothing, but after making such
changes for the better as were pos
sible, soaking the clotted blood from
out my hair, and washing tbe powder
stains from my face, I felt I should
no longer prove an object of aversion
even to tbe critical eyes of the women,
who would fully realize the cause for
my torn and begrimed uniform.
A glance from the window told me
the Federal cavalrymen were bearing
out the dead and depositing them be
yond view of the house in the desert
ed negro cabins. Ebers and one or
two of my own men were standing
near, carefully scanning tbe uncovered
fkces as they were borne past, while
scraps ; of conversation overheard
brought the Information that the long
dining room where t bad passed the
night on guard had been converted in
to a temporary hospital.
Irresolute as to my next action, I
passed out Into the upper hall. It was
deserted and strangely silent, seem
ingly far removed from all those ter
rible scenes so lately enacted in the
rooms beneath. My head by thia time
throbbed with pain; 1 deBired to be
alone, to think, to map out my future
course before proceeding down the
stairs to meet the others. With thia
ta view I sank down in . complete
weariness upon a convenient set
tee. My heavy head sank . back
upon tbe arm of the settee, ; and
deep sleep closed my eyes. It
was in my dreams 1 felt ft 1 first a
light, moist touch upon my burning
forehead arid I imagined I was
child once more, back at the old home,
caressed b, the soft band of my moth
er. But aa consciousness slowly re
turned I began to realise dimly where
I waa, and that t was no longer alone.
A gentle hand was stroking back the
hair from off my temples, while tbe
barest uplift of my eyelids revealed
the folds of a dark blue skirt pressing
close to my side. Instantly I realised
who must be tbe wearer, and remained
motionless until I could better con
trol 'my first unwise Impulse.
She spoke no word, and I cautiously
opened my eyes and glanced up into
her face. For a time she remained
unaware of my awakening, and sat
there silently stroking my forehead,
he' gaze fixed musingly upon the
window at tbe farther end of the halL
Doubtless she had been sitting thus
for some time, and had become ab
sorbed in her own reflections, for I
lay there drinking in her beauty for
several momenta before she chanced
to glance downward and observe that
I was awake, f think tbe very in
tensity cf my gaze in' ned her from
yevorjfl, for ' t'!"l-i al-TOt with
a 't t I ! ' i 'i i As
dyed her throat and cheeks crimson.
"Why," she exclaimed In momentary
confusion. "I supposed I should know
before you awoke, aod have ample
time to escape unobserved. I dis
covered you lying here. You were
resting very uncomfortably when I
first came, and I felt It my duty to
render your position aa easy aa pos
sible. I did not forget that your fa
tigue came In our defense."
"Could you not say In yours?" I
corrected. "But I have already beea
more than repaid. Your band upon
my brow waa far more restful than
I can tell you Its soft stroking min
gled in my dreama even before I awoke.
It brought back to me the thought of
my mother. 1 do not think I have bad
a woman's band press back my hair
alnce I was a child."
"There was a look of pain upon your
face as you lay sleeping, and I thought
it might ease you somewhat I have
had some experience as a nurse, you
know," she explained quietly. "You
mentioned your mother; Is she yet
"She Is In Richmond, stopping with
friends, but since my capture we have
lost all trace or each other. I was
reported as having been killed In ac
tion, and I doubt If she even yet
knows the truth. Everything Is
so confused In the capital that
It Is Impossible to trace any
one not directly connected with the
army, once you lose exact knowledge
of their whereabouts."
"Your father, then, is deadT
"He yielded bis life the first year
"I Was Standing There Apparently Alone, but for the Dead."
of the war; and our plantation near
Charlottesville Las been constantly In
the track of the armies. One rather
important battle. Indeed, waa fought
upon It, so you may realise that it is
now desolate and utterly unfit for hab
itation." "The house yet stands?"
"The chimney and one wall alone re
mained when I was last there," I re
plied, glad of the Intereat ahe exhib
ited. ' "Fortunately two of the negro
cabins were yet standing. Doubtless
these will form the nucleus of our
home when the war ceases; they
will prove a trifle better; than tbe
: "The south Is certainly paying a ter
rible price for rebellion," ahe said so
berly, ber fine eyes filled with tears. "I
am sure I have tarried here quite as
long as I should, now that I can be of
no further service."
As she gathered ber skirts In ber
band preparatory to descending the
stairs, I yielded to temptation and
atopped her. .Right or wrong I must
yet have one word more. -
"I beg of you do not desert me so
soon. This may prove our final meet
ing indeed. I fear it must be; sure
ly, then, it need not be so brief a
"Our final meeting?"
r She echoed ' my word as though
scarcely comprehending their mean
ing. - "Yea," I said, rising and standing be
fore her. "How can we hope it, shall
be otherwise? ,: I am not free to re
main here, even were it best for other
reasons, for I am a soldier under or
ders. You undoubtedly will proceed
north at the earliest possible moment
There is scarcely a probability that in
tbe great wide world we shall meet
again." '." -v-' '';."' ' ' ''
"The war will soon be over; perhaps
then you may come north also." -
"I scarcely expect to do aa My
work then will be to join with my com
rades in an effort to rebuild the shat
tered fortunes of Virginia. When the
lines of lives diverge ' so' widely as
ours must, the chances are Indeed few
that they ever meet again."
"But surely you can remain here un
til we leave?" ahe questioned, evident
ly striving not to reveal the depth
of Intereat she felt In the decision. "It
will not be unttl tomorrow that all de
tails are arranged so as to permit of
our d-; -Mre. I bad s . . i you
wouU torHn'n'f be t iniitl then."
": . r ." i l ti-
moat passionately, "do not tempt me!
Your wish la a temptation most din
cull to resist." .
"Why resist, tbenr
" She did not look at me, but stood
twisting a handkerchief nervously
through her fingers. Tbe abrupt Ques
tion startled me almost into full con
fession, but fortunately my eyes
chanced to fall vpon her wedding-ring,
and Instantly I crushed tbe mad words
back into my throat.
"Because It is right," I replied slow
ly, feeling each sentence aa a death
blow. "For me to remain can mean
only one thing. For that I am ready
enough, If I thought you desired it, but
I dare not choose such a course my
self." 'You spesk la riddles. What is the
"A personal .meeting with Major
The high color deserted her cheeks,
and her eyes met mine In sudden In
quiry. "Oh, no. nol" she exclaimed
with energy. "Tou and Frank must
never meet In that way. You mean
1 bowed gravely, "I was permitted
to aid lo defense of this house only
by pledging myself to Major Brennan
"But why need it be at least now
that you have rtood together aa com
rades?" I fear." t said quietly, "that fact
will not count for much. We both
fought Inspired by your presence."
"Mine!" I hardly knew how to In
terpret ber tone.
'Certainly; you cannot be Ignorant
that Major Brennan's dislike la based
upon your friendship for me."
'But there is no reason," she stam
mered. "He has no cause "
"His reason I must leave him to ex
plain," I interrupted, to relieve ber evi
dent embarrassment "Ills words, bow-
ever, were extremely explicit; and to
ignore them by departure Is to Im
peril my own reputation In both arm
ies. I would do so for no one else In
the world but you."
'How can I ever thank you?" ahe
asked gravely. "Captain Wayne, you
make me trust you utterly, and place
me constantly In your debt."
"Then you realise that I am tight?"
"Yes," slowly, but making no ef
fort to release her bands. "Yet Is no
other escape possible?"
"None within my knowledge."
"And you muat go?"
"I must go unless you bid me
stay."; ;. ,;'.y
"Oh, I cannot;. I cannot at such a
coat!" she cried, and I could feel her
body tremble with the Intenaity of ber
emotion. "But, Captain Wayne, our
friendship surely need not be severed
now for ever? I cannot bear to think
that it should be. I am no cold, heart
less Ingrate, and shall never forget
what you have don: to serve me. I
value every sacrifice you have made
oa my behalf. Let us Indeed part
now If, as yon say. It must be so;
yet surely there are bappler days In
store for both of us days when tbe
men of this nation will not wear, differ
ent uniforms and deem - It manly to
fight and kill each other."
The great struggle will certainly
cease, possibly within a very few
Confident as to Future
Negro Bridegroom Asked Parson- Who
Performed Ceremony to Walt
Until the Bride Got a Job.
.v Tbe pastor of a large Baptist church
in a neighboring city, whose congrega
tion included many negroes, receivid
recently a call from a young colored
man and woman on matrimony bent
The man had beea a shiftless person
and the woman waa knows as tndu-v
trious. Tbe preacher noticed that tno
bridegroom was all spruced up and
concluded that tbe bride had made
a proper member, of society out of
him. so be went ahead with the cere
mony with a good deal of satisfaction.
, He bad It In mind not to accept a
fee from these lowly members of hla
flock, but tbe bridegroom, with a
beaming face, banded over tbe usual
small envelope and departed with bis
Dinah before the preacher could pro
test When tbe pastor opened the
envelope later he read tbta note:
"Dear Paslor: I am aorry I cannot
pay you a fee now for uniting me la
wedlock, but I spent sll I had on wed
ding clothes. I will send -you the
tr -u.-v J--t as sot.-n as Dinah fTi to
work t i."
i i s ' t f t a f I-- - f - i a
weeks." I answered, greatly moved by
her earnestuesa, "but I fear the men
engaged In It will remain much the
aame la their naturea however tbey
may dress. I can only aay thia: Were
the path clear, I would surely find you.
no matter where you were hidden.
"How terrible it Is that a woman
muat ever choose between such evils,'
sbe said almost bitterly. "The heart
says one thing and duty another all
through life, It seems to ma. I have so
much of suffering in these last few
months, so much of heartless cruelty,
that I cannot bear to be the cause of
any more. You and Major Brennan
must not meet; but. Captain Wayne, I
will not believe that we are to part
"Do you mean that I am to seek yon
whea tbe war closes 7
"There will be no time when I shall
not most gladly welcome you."
"Your homer I asked, wondering
still If sbe could mean all that ber
wards Implied. "I have never known
where you rea'ded In the north."
Stonlngton, Conn." She smiled at
me through tbe tears yet cling
ing to her lodg lashes. "You may
never come, of course; yet I shall
always feel now that perhaps you will;
and that Is not like a final goodby.
bowed above the banda I held.
and pressed my lips upon them. For
the moment I durst not speak, and
then a voice suddenly sounded la tbe
1 am greatly obliged to you. Miss
Minor; she Is probably lying down.
I will run up and call her."'
We started aa If rudely awakened
from a dream, while a sudden expres
sion of fright swept across ber face.
"Oh, do nut meet him," she begged
plteously. "For my sake do not , re
"I will go down the back stairway."
I returned hastily, "but do you Indeed
mean It? May I come to your
"Yes, yes; but pray go now!"
Unable longer to restrain myself, I
clasped her to me, beld ber for one
brief Instant strained lo my breast,
kissed ber twice upon Hps which. bad
no opportunity fur refusal
. "This world Is not so wide but that
somewhere In It I shall again find tbe
one woman of my heart," 1 whispered
passionately, and waa gone.
A Plan Miscarried.
I remembered as 1 hurried down tbe
back stairway her flushed face, but
could recall no look of indignant pride
In those clear eyea whose pleasant
memory haunied me. She loved me;
of this I now felt doubly assured, and
tbe knowledge made my heart light,
even while I dreaded the consequences
to ua both.
I stepped out into the kitchen and
came to a sudden pause, facing a table
laden with such a variety and abun
dance of food aa had been strange to
me for many a long day. Directly op
posite, a napkin tucked beneath his
double t:hln, his plate piled high with
good things, sat Ebers, while st either
end I beheld Mr. and Mrs. Bungay sim
ilarly situated. Tbe astonishment of
our meeting seemed mutual. The Ser
geant, apparently feeling tbe necessity
of explanation, wiped bis mouth so
"I vos yoost goln' to fill me op mlt
der dings like a good soldier, Captain."
he said In anxiety.
"No doubt; well, I am rather hungry
myself. Mrs. Bungay, In memory of
old times cannot you spare me a plate?
If so, I will take pleasure In Joining
your happy company. Thank you. I
see you have found your man."
"I have thet. air," ahe answered,
grimly, "an I reckon as bow he's like
ly ter stay et bum arter this."
"But you forget he Is my guide." I
protested, not disinclined to test ber
temper. "Surely, Mrs. Bungay, yon
would not deprive the South of his val
"An' wouldn't I. now? An' didn't
thet little wblfflt promise me long
afore he ever did you una? Ain't be
my nat'ral protector? Whut's a lone
female a goln' ter dew yere In tber
mountings wi'out no manr
"Come, Jed, what do you say? Are
you tired fighting the battles of tbe
Confederacy, and prefer those of
"1 like ter read all 'bout flghtln' well
'nough, but durn It, Cap, It kinder
hurta whin they hits ye on tber head
with a gun." His face lit up sud
denly. "'Sides, I sorter wanter hev
Mariar git 'qualnted with thet thar
muel o mine, Beelsebub. He's out thar
now, bitched ter a tree, an' a eatln' fit
ter bust his bller never a dura mark
on his bide fer all be wlat through."
(TO BK CONTINUED.)
Truth In Old Saying.
There is aa old as tbe bill saying
that men who cannot manage their
own finances are exactly tbe. one to
look after thoae of a nation. And
because it Is too true is tbe reason
why It Is an old saying. Irrespective
as to what Dun or Bradstreet may aay
to the contrary. ,: -.,;;
think It proper that sbe should pay.
and was overcome with surprise when
tbe fee was given back to ber as i
wedding present -
Pictures Spoil Cowboy.
"Oregon ranchmen ' have a brand
new plaint; It la that the moving pic
ture ahow Is, spoiling the cowboy,'
said a weaterner. . -v .-
"Film makers demand 'their', serv
ices and pay them handsomely tor rid
lng bucking horses In front of iba
moving picture camera or tor taking
part In - an alleged 'western' drama.
The cowboys Uke the idea.
"The old ranchers are sore and lb
conceal their hostility. Tbey declare
the picture only make ouery cow boy I
and give easterner wrong Ideas of
lite la the cattle country. -
"Aa a matter or tact tbey aay, rid
lng bucMng Dorses is but a small part
of a cowboy's life. Aa for the tradl
tiooai western drama, where tt
rancher's daughter marries tbe be
role cowboy who feHs the traditions.
I m f ' t" cf tti frontier, tbe dwell
era of tie raoe country have cn!
THE PRESIDENT It BELIEVED TO
BE FAVORABLE TO THE
BILL WILL PASS THE SENATE
The Propsad Route Has Been Outlined
Eastern North Carolina Will Be
. Immediately Benefited by This Act
Appropriation Haa Been Made.
Washington. About ten days ago
the national House of Representatives
passed a bill appropriating a total of
$5,400,000 for the Improvement of wa
terways in eastern North Carolina and
Virginia. The project Is ta develop
what la known aa tbe Norfolk-Beaufort
waterway, between theae two
places, covering a distance of about
ZOO miles. Tbe route of the proposed
waterway Is to 'be as follows: start'
lng from Norfolk, going up the south
era branch of the Elisabeth river,
thence by the route of the old Albemarle-Chesapeake
canal Into Albe
marle sound, thence across the sound
to Alligator river, up the river to the
bead of navigation, thence across
Hyde county by canal to Rose bay,
thence across Pamlico sound to the
mouth of Neuse river, thence ' up
Neuse river to the mouth of Adams
creek, and through the recently com
pleted canal to Beaufort Inlet. A depth
of 12 feet Is to be maintained through
out the 200 miles of the waterway
from Beaufort to Norfolk. Thia will
make It possible for vessels drawing
10 feet of water to enter this water
way from the Atlantic ocean, at either
end, traverae the 200 miles of its
length, and pass again Into the At
lantic from the other end. In addl
tlon to the project outlined above the
bill carried an appropriation of el 00,
000 for tbe deepening of the channel
la Pamlico and Tar rivers. From
Washington to the sound the depth Is
to be 10 feet and the channel is to
be 200 feet wide;, from Washington
to Greenville it is to be C feet deep
and 200 feet wide, from Greenville to
Tarboro the preaent minimum of 2
feet in depth la to be maintained.
Killed by Train at Concord.
concord. Joel Gaddy, a young
white man, was killed here by the
northbound freight train No. 76. It is
said, that Gaddy made an effort tc
catch the train as It passed tbe mall
crane'a abort distance from the pas
senger station, missed bis hold and
fell against the wheels of the car. The
body was mangled almost beyond rec
ognition. The dead man waa about
30 years of age. He came here a short
time ago and secured work in tbe
Franklin cotton mill. '
Guilford County For Roosevelt
Greensboro. Reports from Republi
can primaries held throughout Gull
ford county Indicate an almoat solid
sweep for Roosevelt, It being practi
cally certain that 110 of the 124 dele
gates to the county convention will
come instructed for Roosevelt. In
only one township did Taft get a ma
jority, that being Friendship. In High
Point, Roosevelt made a clean sweep,
while the result in Greensboro was al
most as unanimous for Roosevelt.
Fixed Datea For Two Electrocution.
Raleigh. Governor Kltchln fixed
dates for two electrocutiona of mur
derers whose appeala to Supreme
Court had displaced dates named by
trial Judges. The governor' order
fixes May 17 for electrocution of Brad
Bagley. h near" '"ho hot from am
bu3h Chief of Police White of W
Uamaton on the night of August 15,
He named May 24 for he electrocution
of G. G. Wilkins, a negro wife mur
derer of Nash county who last fall
shot bis wife. ... "
6tate Bank Examiner Resigns.
Raleigh. Mr. C. V. Brown , state
bank examiner, tendered bis resigna
tion to the . corporation commission
and the aame ha.a been accepted to
take effect May 1. ' HI successor will
be named by the commission before
John Rom Oats Another Reprieve,
. Raleigh. John Ross, for whose elec
trocution Governor Kltchln bad fixed
April 12 through a reprieve granted
some weeks ago, get a second re
prieve to August 14. He is the negro
convicted of the atrocious murder of
John Dixon and wife in Cleveland
county last fall. Thia and the former
reprieve both came through special
request from the solicitor and sheriff
In the hope that there may be' devel
opment that will identify the accom
plice Ross must have had in commit
ting the crime, . . , ' ,
-. Morganton I A Very Dry Town,
Morganton. The board of town
commissioner at a meeting refused
to (rant license for tbe sale of whis
key at drug store and for tbe first
time since the prohibition election
Morganton is strictly dry. With a law
and order league ot two hundred of
the leading citizens ani whiskey pro
hibited at drug store k large number
of chaingang sentences at the recent
term of court, for violation of the
prohibtlon law Morganton will get its
first taste of real prohibtlon. ,
Primary Election For Union County.
Monroe. At a meeting of the Demo
cratic executive committee held at the
court bouse a primary for Union coun
ty was called to be held on Saturday
May IS, from 2 o'clock p. m. to 6 in
the rural precincts and from 2. o'clock
p. m. to 8 in the incorporated towns.
This primary is called to nominate
ooanty officers, express a choice for
state officers, elect precinct commit
teemen and delegates to the county
convention. There are 19 precincts In
Union county and poll holders were
FPoloted at tbe meeting.
FROM THE TAB HEEL STATE
Latest General New That Ha Been
Collected From Many Town and
Counties of th State.
Waynes vlll. Robertson Rogers, a
(Ktllcemaa'at Clyde, ha been brought
ber under arrest It is alleged that
be killed Lee Well Iii the McCracken
tad Well shooting affair.
Elkln. A meeting was held In Klkln,
Surry county, for the purpoae ot dis
cussing Improved methods In the care
of the farm and forests of the region
and to organize, if possible, a conser
Raleigh-. The revenue receipts for
this district for the month ot March
are announced as $356,746.33, a slight
falling from February and atiil lea
than January. Nevertheless, the clos
ing quarter will show a big collection.
Raleigh. Charter were Issued for
the Dixie Construction Company, Bur
lington, capital $50,000. by W. N.
Thompson and others, for general con
structing business, especially roads
and bridges, and the Patterson Lum
ber Company, Lexington, capital 117,
000, by C. V. Patterson and others for
genoral lumber business.
Raleigh. Crazed by liquor, L. D. Ed
wards, a prominent farmer of Wake
county, shot and dangeroualy wounded
his wife at their borne In House Creek
township. . Edwards was committed to
Jail here to await tha result' of bis
wife' Injuries. It appear that hla
wife did not tamely submit to her
husband' attack. He bear evidence
on his band and fingers of the martial
conflict that waged at hi home.
Raleigh. A verdict of not guilty
was rendered by the Wake superior
court Jury In the trial of Oscar O'Neal,
well known young farmer ot Wake
Forest township, for killing Patrick
Earl Hall last Christmas day. The
killing was at O'Neal's home In a quar
rel precipitated by Hall through In
diting that O'Neal threw an ear ot ,
corn and hit blm at a corn shucking '
laat fall. The verdict means that the
Jury holds the killing Justifiable.
Salisbury. Th Democratic execu
tive committee of the eighth congres
sional district met here with Chairman
Hayden Clement presiding to decide
upon a date and place for holding the
next congressional convention. Sal
isbury waa chosen and Wednesday,
June S, named as the date, at noon.
This is the day before the state con
vention and gives the delegates the .
opportunity to go on to Raleigh from
Fayetteville. From decelbpmenta
transpiring It haa been learned that
the young man whoae headless body'
waa found beside the Atlantic Coast
Line track near Hayne was Grady
O'Berry of Fairmont, Robeson county,
and that he met bis death by falling.
from the train on which he was trav
ellng to Wilmington. The young man'a
body was brought through here en
route to bis home at Fairmont by hla
Elisabeth City. The Indications are :
that the fishing season in this section
I going to be one of the largeat and
most successful that baa been known
for a Jong while. It la true that the
dispute that arose between tbe atate
flah commissioner and several fisher
men of Oregon Inlet affected tbe sit
uatio hto a slight degree, but the ma
jority of the fishermen had their nets
et within the line indicated by the
atate law and big catchea are the rule.
Statesvllle. George Mason, a young
white man who haa been conducting a
barber shop here for some time, has
been placed In Jail In default ot $100
bond to await trial in superior court..
He Is charged with stealing a pocket
book containing $11, the property of
Wade Deltz.x'He attempted to leave
soon after, the disappearance of the
money but was arrested at Barber
Junction and brought back to States
Monroe. Lester Williams of Chica
go is here for the purpose ot organis
ing a co-operative creamery and Is
meeting with good auccess among the
farmers of Union county Already tbe
stock has been practically subscribed
to tbe enterprise. It is almoat certain
that before many day the creamery
will be on the way to erection, which
mean much for this entire section of
North Carolina. It is-a known fact
that there are more than three million
pound of creamery butter lent Into
the state every year and the product
made at home will find a ready sale.
:,- Wilson. Mr. C. C. Benton, of the
firm of Benton It Moore, architect, is
back from Fayetteville, where he ap
peared before the board of commis
sioners of Cumberland county with
preliminary design for a handsome
county borne, which is to be , built
about two miles from Fayetteville. "
Charlotte. Four boy of Mecklen-'
burg county have been awarded prizes ,
in the laat years county corn-growing
contest. The winner are Frank Alex-
ander) aon of Mr. W. R. Alexander, of.
Sharon, first prize; Luthern : Moaer.
second prize; E. Wilson Gibson; third
prize; Watfe Campbell, fourth price.
'U Charbourn. -The' strawberry crop is
very promising. The : farmers now ,
think tbe season will not be more than :.
a week or tea daya late and the beetle
has been put out of commission by the
(now ot the winter. ..,-
Wilson. At the regular meeting ot '
the county commissioners tbe follow
lng -were' appointed list-takers for tbe .
various townships: " Black Creek, Bar- "
ne ..Daniel; Cross Roads, Parse v
Lamm; Spring Kill, W. R. Watson;
Old Fields, R. T. Barnes; Taylors,
John Thompson; Tolanot, V. C- Lang- '
ley; Gardners. Cofield Barnes; Sara
toga, W, J. 8pelght. " vv -
Scotland Neck. In a 'flgijt which
took place In that part ot the city -known
aa Monk's Comer. Tom Haw
kin shot and so eerloualy wounded
Henry Cotton as to cause his death.
Both parties are negroes.
Hickory. Mr. E. L. Flowers of th .
Home Canning Company has returned,
from a trip to Washington, where he
went in the interest of his company.
The purpose of the trip was to devise
and lay plans for the girls canning
clubs for the coming season. The
bom canner has been adopted by the
government as the one to be used
during the comirg i?r a.