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Consolidated. : : Not. 2nd. 1911 I
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THE ONLY NEWSPAPER IN MADISON COUNTY.
MARSHALL, MADISON COtJNTY, N. C. 'FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 1912.
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' Madlaoa County.
Established by th Legislator Sea
lion IMO-'Sl. ,
County Seat Marshall.
1641 fact ahev aaa lvl
Naw and modern Court Houaa, coat
Naw ana modern Jail, ooat 115.000.00,
Naw and modern County Home, coat
Hon.' Jaa. L. Hyatt. Senator,
Dlitrlct. Burnartlla. N. C.
Hon. J. C. Ramaay, RapreaentatlTa.
Marshall, N. C.
W. H. Henderson, Clebk Superior
Court. Marshall, N. C.
W. M. Bucknar. Sheriff, Marahall,
Jamea Smart Register of Deede,
Marshall. N. C.
C. T. Ruonlen. Traaaurar, Marahall.
N. CL R. F. D. No. S.
R. U Tweed, Surveyor, Whlta Rock.
N. C. .
Dr. J. H. Balrd, Coroner, Mara Hill
N. C. -
Mra. Bllxa Henderson, Jailor, Mar-
ihalL. N. C.
John Honeycutt Janitor, Marahall.
Or C. N. Sprinkle, County Physician,
Marahall N. C.
Jamea Haynl. Supt County Homo,
Marahall N. C.
Home located about two nllea seutb-
waat of MarahalL
Criminal and Civil First Monday ba
fore rtrat Monday In March. Com
mencing Feb. Mth. 1912.
Civil 11th, Monday after Flrat Mon-
. day la March, commencaa May 20,
Criminal and Civil Flrat Monday
after Flrat Monday In Sept Com
mences sept Ith, 1912.
Civll Sth Monday after Flrat Mon
day in September. Commaneea Octo
ber 14, 1012.
W. C. Sprinkle, Chairman, Marshall
C. F. Casaada, Member. Marshall
N. C R. F. D. No. 1.
Roubin A. Tweed, Member., Big
Laurel. N. C.
a R Maahburn, Atty. Marshall
Board meeta Brat Monday In every
month. - -Road
A, at Bryan, Chairman, Marahall N.
C, R. F. D. 2.
J. A. Ramsey, Secretary. Mars Hill,
N. C R. F. D. S.
Sam Cox, Member, Mara Hill N. C
R. F. D. No. 2.
0. W. Wild. Bl Pine. N. C
Dudley Chlpley, Road Engineer,
' Marahall N. C.
George M. Prltcherd, Atty., Marshall,
Board meeU flrat Monday In Janu
ary, April July and October each year.
Board of Education.
Jaapar Ebbs. Chairman, Spring
Creek, N. 0.
Thoa. J. Murray. Member, Marahall,
N. C, R. F. D. No. 8. i
' W. R. Same, Marshall N. C R. F.
- D. No. I.
Prof. M. C. Buckner, Supt of
, Schools, Mara Hill N. C, R- F. D.
Board MeeU flrat Monday la Janu
ary, April, July and October each year.
Callage and High Schools.
Mara Hill College, Prof. R. L. Moore,
Prealdent Mara Hill N. a Fall Term
. begins August IT, 1011. Spring Term
begtna January 2, 1012.
Spring Creak High School. Prof,
a C. Brown. Principal Spring Creek,
N. C Mo. School opened August
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Madison Seminary High School.
rro( j. m. Waatherly. Principal. Mar
shall n. c, lira n.jT t mo
Sohool began October 2, 1911.
Bell Institute. Mlaa Margaret E.
Griffith. Principal Walnut N. C $ Mo.
School began September 9, 191L : ,
Marahall Academy. Prof. R. O.
Anders, Principal. Mara'haTl "N. C, f
Mo. School bean'8ept! 4,"lll.
. NoUry Publlea.
J. C. Ramaay, Marahall N. C. Term
expire Jan. It 1912.
A. J. Roberta. Marahall N. C, R. F.
O. No. S, Term expiree May 20, 1912.
Jaaper Sbba, Spring Creak, N. C.
. Term expire August 10, 1112.
C C Brown, Bluff, N. C. Term ax-.
,-: plra Deoember . 1912. "
i J. A. Leak, Revere, N. 0. Tara ax
. plrea January 10, 1913. '
- W. T. Da via. Hot 8prlnga, N. C.
Term expire January 10, 1913.
J. H. 8outhworth, Stackbouae, N. C.
Term axDlrec January IS, 1913.
. N. W. Anderson, Paint Fork, N. C.
- Tern expiree February t, 1913.
J. H. Hunter, Marshall N. C, R. F.
V. No. 3. Term expiree April 1, 191f
J.T. Tllson, Marshall N. C, R. F. D.
No. 1 Term expires April 3, 1913.
C. J. Ebbs, Marshall, N. C. Term
.. expires April 31, 1913. J
J. W. Nelson. Marshall N. C. Term
expiree April 25. 1813.
Roy L. Oudger, Marshall N. C.
Term expiree May 3, 1911 :
Geo. M. Prltchard. Marahall N. C.
Term expiree May 35, 1913.
Dudley Chlpley, Marshall N. C
Term expiree July 29, 1913.
" WVO". Connor, Mara Hill K. C Term
xplrj November 27, 1913.
George W. Qahagaa Post No. SI
O - A. R. . ;
- . M. Davla, Commander.
J. H. Ballard. Adjutant
l'et at tb Court Houaa Saturday
sfor the second Snnday la
"i at 11 A. It
CAUSE Or DEATH WAS CHRONIC
PNEUMONIA WHOLE NATION
FOUNDED THE RED CROSS
Mlaa Barton'a 8ervicea to Humanity
, ' Were Recognized by Foreign
Washington. Clara Barton, founder
of the American Red Cross Society,
died at her home In Olen Echo,' Md
The cause of her death waa chronic
pneumonia, with which aha waa
atricken about a year ago. Her broth
er, Stephen Barton of Boston, was
with her when she died.
Misa Barton waa born at Oxford,
Mass., In 1821. Misa Barton had been
confined to her home, "Red Cross,
at Olen Echo alnce last fall, when
ah .returned from a visit to New
England. It waa thought her trip
waa beneficial, but soon afterward
ah waa taken aeverely ill.
She celebrated her 90th birthday
annlveraary December 25, when ahe
received many messages of congrat
ulation from all parts of the world.
Clara Barton might probably be call
ed the Florence Nightingale of Amer
ica. Like her British prototype her
works of mercy were not confined to
her native land, but were carried even
Into the eastern hemisphere. She will
be written down in history aa the
founder of the Red Cross In America,
but her powerful personality also
made an Indelible impression upon
the International organization Itself
through her active participation In
the periodical conferences at Geneva,
Rome, Vienna and St. Petersburg.
During her lifetime ahe receives
many decorations from foreign coun
tries in recognition of her services to
humanity and her varied experiences
have been recorded In permanent
form In her liberal contributions to
GENERAL FRED GRANT DEAD
Son of Famoue Civil .War Leader
Paaaaa Away flit New York City.
New York. Gen. Frederick D.
Grant commander of the department
of the east and eon of the famous
Civil war general, died suddenly at
the Hotel Buckingham, where he had
been secretly taken by hia physicians.
Although there had been rumors of
General Grant's Illness and reports
that he would never again take up
his duties on Governor's Island, news
came as a distinct shock to the pub
lic According to Dr. Robert Abbe
and Dr. Edward B. Dench, his physi
cians, the death of the general was
caused by heart failure. He had been
Buffering for some time, they assert
ed In an official statement, from "dia
betes and attendant digestive disturb
ancea." General Grant's death vacates the
post which, next to that of chief of
staff. Is regarded as the most Import
ant In the army commander-tn-chlef
of the eastern division. This, posi
tion la of such Importance that It can
not long' be permitted to remain va
cant hence it la probable that very
soon after the funeral It will be nec
easanr to detail an officer of high
rank to the position, probably MaJ,
Gen. William A. Carter, now assistant
chief of staff. '
Electoral Fuaa Decided by Law,
Washington. Again a . controversy
haa arisen aa to the aize of the elec
toral college which will choose the
next president. By some, it la con
tended that the. size of the present
house, rather than the new house to
be elected in November, ia the deter
mining factor, and the suggestion is
made that the department of Justice
be asked for an opinion. In 1812
there were 218 electors, though the
congress expiring March 4, 1812, con
tained only 178 members. A similar.
altuatlon existed in 1832, again - m
1872 and again In 1892. and the same
precedente were followed. There is
no room for doubt that the electoral
college of thia year wU Consist of
631 member. 'V-';s ."
Drastic Measur Against Futures.
Washington. Another Y antl-optlon
bill is being, framed by the house
committee on agriculture, of which
Representative John Lamb of Virginia
la chairman and will be reported to
the house at an early date. No dlfflcul.
ty ia anticipated In passing the meas
nra throitKh the house, but its fate
in the senate Is giving the trienda of
the- measur cauae for concern.! At
rh. laat session a drastic and anti-
option bill waa aeht over to the Ben
ate, and never came out of commit
tee. ."''".V Y Y-:';
' Soldier Quiet a O. P. Rioter.
Bay City. Mich. Taft and Roose
velt men in Michigan politics, refus
ing any baala of compromise after
twnty-fonr hour of conferences, at
the etate Republican convention, at
tempted, to put a quart of delegate
Into a pint measure, and in so doing
precipitated one of, the most bitter
conventions In the history of the
state. Two acta of leaderi and dele
gatea, Taft and Roosevelt, fought out
their !ua to the point where the
state militia were needed to maintain
a s?r.t!ance of orderly procedure.
SOLDIERS MOURN HER.
MI88 CLARA BARTON,
Founder and First President of the
Amerloan National Red Creaa
DIXIE PROBLEMS DISCUSSED
THE SOUTHERN COMMERCIAL
CONGRESS IS IN SESSION XT
Mlniater Egan One of the Speakers.
Harvey Jordan Speaka on
Nashville, Tenn. Mauric Francia
Egan, United Statea minister to Den
mark; Senator Francia G. Newlands
of Nevada; J. O. Wright chief drain
age engineer for Florida, and Herbert
Myrick of Springfield, Mass., were the
speakers at a general meeting of the
Southern Commercial Congress.
Launching the conference on cotton
handling and financing, Harvle Jor
dan of Atlanta declared the bad Wan
ner In which American cotton was
handled a national and International
disgrace, eatimating that one hun
dred million dollars waa lost to grow
era by antiquated methods the cred
it ayatem with annual intereat charges
fifty to one hundred per cent, un
merchantable bales, freight rates 300
per cent higher than on other ataple
product and poor warehouse laclli-
Scientists Prove Telephonea Do Not
It ia reassuring to learn on what
appears to be excellent authority that
the danger of acquiring tuberculosis
through the use of telephonea Is
practically Inconsiderable. Some
time ago an Inquiry Into the condi
tion of publlo telephones in this coun
try produced only negative results. A
further inquiry of a more elaborate
kind haa alnce been made in England
and the conclusions are equally en
couraging. The experiments were
planned by Doctor Spltta, bacteriolo
gist to the king, at the Instance of
the postmaster general First he
picked various telephones which had
been in use for various periods, and
having prepared washings from the
mouthpieces inoculated a number of
guinea pigs to determine the pres
ence of tubercle bacilli. The results
were in every case negative. The
telephonea in this series of expert
tnenta were chosen at random from
railway stations, meat markets, post
offices and other publlo place. But
Doctor Spltta waa not fully satisfied
and advised the postmaster general
to allow him to undertake further ex
periments with telephones used xx
cluslvely by consumptive patlenta.
Accordingly telephonea were fitted In
the wards of a aanatorlum and used
by patlenta in varloua stages of pul
monary tuberculosis. They were nei
ther sterilized nor even wiped while
In use and at varloua Intervals the
mouthplecea were removed and hand
ed over to Doctor Spltta for Invest!
eation. The experiments were car
rted on during the year 1911 and final
report haa now been published show
ing that the results were uniformly
negative. Doctof Spina's conclusion
is , "that the transmission of tubercu
losa through -th medium of the tel
enhone mouthpiece la practically Im
possible." New York Evening Sun,
March 27. 1913. . --u-ir.
Murdered Girl and Killed Self.
Htatesville, . C J. Columbus
Schoemaker shot and killed a 16-year
old aweetheart and then blew out his
own . brains, his victim being Miss
Jeanette Templeton, both residents of
Iredell county. Schoemaker fled after
the murder of the girl and the search
ing party soon found his body a abort
distance away. He had removed his
ooat and placed the muzzle of the
gun used In murdering-Mlaa Temple
ton to his forehead and pulled the'
trigger. Hla atteutlons had been re
pelled by the young woman.
- Caterplllara Killing Cropa
- Washington. tn the midst of the
hubbub orer saccharin and the Ever
glades, Secretary Wilson of the de
partment of agriculture haa given out
g atatement to the effect that he Is
greatly worried over the peanut crop.
Caterpillar, according to the "father
of the cabinet" ar doing $3,000,000 a
year damage to a $15,000,000 peanut
crop, and It 1 high time the ravages
of this worm cease. The blight Is
killing the chestnuts, black walnuts
sre almost extinct and hickory nuts
are growing; scarcer.
APPALLING ERUPTION REPORTED
NEAR BOCA8 DEL TORO IN
WHOLE VILLAGES RUINED
Captain Olsvlk, Who Saw the Erup
' tlon, 8aye Flames Shot High,
" Than Lava Followed.
Mobile, Ala. Thouaanila of persons
have been killed and whole Indian vil
lages swept a way by the eruption of
Chrlqul Peak, near Bocaa del Toro, In
Honduras, according to the story of
Captain Olsvlk of the United Fruit
steamer, Fort Morgan, which arrived
Ibe eruption occurred on April 5.
about four o'clock in the morning. I
At thla hour," said Captain Oiavik,
the eastern sky blazed forth and a
great rumbling waa heard. Looking in
that direction, 1 aaw great volumes of
Are abooting high. It seemed.
The natlvea who had been loading
the ship all night were terror-stricken.
Some of the men fell on their knees
and prayed. All work waa suspended
tor several hours aa the people watch
ed the volcano. ,
1 learned before leaving that the
third of a row of mountain peaks, situ
ated about a mile from ua, bad burst
Into flame or had turned into a vol
'The base of th mountain and its
slopes are inhabited by a number of
Indian villagea. It la aupposed that
these have been totally destroyed by
the lava. .,
Soon after the volcano was seen
the Fort Morgan waa caught by a
great current and tore at her moor
ings. When we got out into the open
sea great rocks and ahoals were stick
ing out of the water In places where
before we had navigated the vessel.
Small islands could be seen all around
the shore. s. "
"I can't say how high the flames
burst from the mountain, but It seem
ed like three or four miles. I never
saw such a sight tn my life." ;
TRADE CONtTES ENDS
8enator Fletcher of Florida Chosen to
Head Southern Commercial
Nashville, ' Tenn. The Southern
Commercial Congress elected its offi
cers, as follows:
Prealdent Senator Duncan XT.
Fletcher of Florida.
HEADS COMMERCIAL CONGRESS.
DUNCAN U. FLETCHER.'
United Statea Senator from Florida.
First vie prealdent, David R. fran
cia of St. Louis.
Second vice president Thomaa S.
Southgate, Norfolk, Va.
Resident director, Willam H. Saun
Managing director, S. Groavenor
Secretary-treasurer, Clarence J.
Owena, Rlverdale, Md. i .
In adldtlon to resolution hereto
fore adopted, the waterwaya confer
ence adopted one approving the Na
tional Rivera and Harbors Congress'
advocacy of an annual appropriation
of $50,000,000 for waterway improve
ment. --.-(. 'Y-Y'- .-,
New York Backa Prealdent Taft
Rochester, N. ' Y. After nearly
three- hours of apeechmaktng the Re
publican state convention adopted a
platform urging New York'a delega
tion to the Chicago national conven
tion to favor th renominatlon 'of
President Taft elected four delegates
at large and alternates to that con
vention and adjourned sine die. The
one protest against the platform waa
made by William A. Prendergast city
comptroller of New York, who favors
the nomination of Theodore Roose
velt. : ';.:, "-
Main for Roosevelt; Vermont Split
Bangor, Maine. Tha candidacy of
Colonel Roosevelt will be supported by
Main' twelve delegates to the Re
publican national convention. Teh
were chosen at the state convention.
and at three of the district conven
tions. Th other two were elected a
week ago In th flrat district ' '
Montpelier, Vt Of the eight Ver
mont delegatea to the Republican con
vention at Chicago, two district dele
gatea will go Instructed for Taft and
two for Roosevelt The four dele
gates at-larg are unpledged
HE DIED SUDDENLY.
MAJ. GEN. FREDERICK D. GRANT.
ILLINOIS , HOLDS PRIMARY
ROOSEVELT AND CLARK ARE RE
TURNED WINNERS IN ILLINOIS
J. Hamilton Lewis Nominated by the
Democrats for the United
Chicago. Wlunera In the Illinois
preferential, advisory and direct pri
mary elections are as follows;
For president Champ Clerk, Demo
crat; Theodore Roosevelt Republi
can, For United States senator, L. Y.
Sherman, Republican; J. H. Lewis,
For governor, Charles S. Deneen,
Republican; Edward F. Dunne, Dem
ocrat Colonel Roosevelt's state managers
claimed his majority over President
Taft was from 100,000 to 150.000. Re
turns indicate hia vote was nearly
five to two of that for Taft
, Presidential delegates were not
named on the ballots, and will be
elected by congressional districts and
at large, the effect of the vote being
only to serve as a guide to party of
ficials aa indicating party feeling.
Sherman's lead over Cullom for the
advisory vote for United Statea sena
tor waa smalt, and complete returns
from out In the state .might jpv.eHlirow
the apparent result.
. Governor Deneen's chief light waa
against Sub-Treasurer Len Small, re
ferred to in the campaign aa a candi
date of Senator Lorimer. Governor
Deneen won from Small about 5 to S
in the state. Deneen's indicated ma
jority in Cook county waa 28,000.
RooBevelt carried the home ward of
Congressman William B. McKlnley,
Taft's campaign manager, in Cham
paign; he was successful in the Sev
enteenth congressional district, where
Col. Frank L. Smith, the Taft atate
manager, lives, and In Former Speak
er Joseph G. Cannon's home city of
Danville Roosevelt polled 1,844 to
Senator LaFollette polled a small
vote. In Cook county, where It ap
peared heaviest, the Winconsln sen
ator had an apparent vote of 14,440,
where Roosevelt's apparent vote was
86,144 and that of Taft 52,064.
While Colonel Roosevelt's lead In
Cook county was on a baala of ap
proximately 8 to B over Taft returns
from out in the state indicate he ran
stronger there, in places as high as
5 to 1, bringing the estimated aver
age to S to 2. - -
Champ Clark'a candidacy met just
the opposite result. In Chicago his
apparent majority, based on more
than three-fourths of the total num
ber of precincts, waa above 90,000 or
on a proportion of about 4 to 1 over
Wilson. In the state precincts his
lead was in a proportion of about 8
to 5, making the general proportion
about 2 to 1. ' ;
$20,000,000 a Year for Good Roads.
Washington. Senator Robert I
Oken of Oklahoma addressed the sen
ate advocating Senator Swanson'a bill
to appropriate $20,000,000 annually
for five years to aid the atatea and
local commltteea In the Improvement
of public roads. The bill provides for
the construction, maintenance and Im
provement of post roads and rural de
livery routes through the co-operation
and Joint action of the national gov
ernment and the several atatea In
which auch roads may be eaablished.
' Congressmen Called Crooks,
1 New York. Henry W. A. Pake, a
well-to-do commission merchant and
importer of linens and cottons, waa
arrested here on a Federal warrant
from the Diatrlet of Columbia, charg
ing hi mwith libelling Representative
Henry D. Clayton of Alabama, chair
man of the house committee on Judi
ciary, and other member of congreaa.
In the Indictment which contains
three counts. Page la charged with
having circulated alleged libellous
matter In a pamphlet ,
' Taft Condemns Lynching.
Washington. President . Taft con
demned lynching in vigorous terms
in an address before the alumni of
Howard university .the largest negro
institution of higher learning in thia
country. In defending law and order
aa again mob rule Mr. Taft aald, with
emphasis: "Th man that pulls the
rope should hang by the rope." Pres
ident Taft later attended a dinner
given by the New Jersey congres
sional delegation in compliment to
Mr. Justice Pitney of New Jersey.
FATAL RE8ULT8 FROM COLLAPSE
OF OLD TOBACCO WAREHOUSE
IT WAS BEING TORN DOWN
Framework of Old Banner Tobbacoo
Warehouse Suddenly Fell Crushing
The Life Out of Two and Injuring
Three Including Contractor.
Raleigh. A special from Goldsboro
statea that two men are dead and
three other seriously Injured as the
result of the falling of the framework
of th old Banner Tobacco Warehouae
on John 8treet near th post office.
Th building waa being torn down,
all of It having been removed except
the heavy tlmbera on the sides and
root when, falling with a crash, the
timbers caught tha men, with the
fatal result stated.
Alfred Hall, a white mechanic,
who came with hla family to thla city
from Sampson county, about two
years ago. He waa crushed beneath
the tlmbera. and died in a few min
George Falson (negro), crushed;
died a few minutes after the accident,
Th Injured are:
Willie Brown, Injured In back, but
not thought to be serious.
Isaac Sampson, back hurt, arm
broken, and dislocated; taken to the
Goldsboro hospital, where, at the laat
report, he ia doing well and la thought
to be on the way to recovery.
J. C. McCullen, contractor In charge
of th work, Injured In the head and
chest, but now doing well and hope
ful of recovery.
To Publish Book on Life of Aycock,
At a meeting of the friends of the
late Governor Aycock held in Raleigh
It waa decided to procetd Immediate
ly with the publication of hia lite and
most notable publlo addresses. The
committee selected aa editors Mr. R
D. W. Connor aad- Mr.Clarene Poe,
with the hope that they will have the
especial assistance of Dr. George T.
Winston. The biographical part of
the book will not be exhaustive, but
will give in the opening a running
account of hla career, with many
stories about htm, after which the
volume will contain the beBt of his
moBt notable addresses the cream
of all hla public utterances and per
haps some of his letters.
To Start Work tn Drainage Diatrict
Engineer Wetmore, who haa charge
of the Cold Water drainage district
arrived at Concojd to resume his
work on the creek. Mr. Wetmore will
locate ..the route, estimate the cost
and submit his report to the drainage
commissioners. After it Is passed up
on a contract for the work will be
let Thla will be done by the creek
commissioners to be appointed as soon
as the report of the engineer has been
received and approved. The drainage
district is only nine miles in length
and it will take only a short time to
complete the work after It is
under way. This is the first drain
age district In Cabarrus and much de
pends upon the outcome.
Country Banker' Association.
The Country Bankers' Association
of North Carolina haa accepted an
Invitation to hold the annual meeting
thla , year at Wrightsville Beach
where the session laat year was held.
The meeting will be held June 6 and
7 and it la expected that about 150
bankers, their wives and daughters
and friends will be in attendance.
Democratic Convention on May 25...
At a meeting of the Lenoir County
Deocratlc executive committee it was
decided to hold precinct primaries for
the election of delegates to the coun
ty convention on May 18. At these
primaries an expression of choice for
state, congressional. Judicial rnd state
senatorial candidates will be taken.
The county convention will be held
on May 25,
To Build A New Court House.
The Richmond county board of com
missioners at a special meeting unani
rnousely decided to build a new court
house. They will build one commen
surate with the needs of the county.
It will be modern in every respect
The action of the board in thia matter
will be generally approved by the
clttzena of the county as several grand
Juries have recommended tb building
of a new court house, but the present
board Of commissioners, who are H.
B. Allen, E. E. McCrae and E. P. Llles
are the flrat to take action,
Mill Property Sold at Auction,
By decree of 'the Federal bank
ruptcy courts at Greensboro the mill
properties of tb Rhode Island cotton
mills, th Spray woolen mills and the
American Warehouae Company, all of
Spray, were sold at public auction, the
three properties bring a total of $432,
000. The German-American cotton
mills and th Lilly cotton mills, for
merly owned and controlled by the
am corporation and sold recently
under court decree, brought $485,000,
bring the total for tha five properties
GOVERNOR PARDONS TWO
Alley Watson Waa Given Clemency on
Account of Serloua Operation
Another Convict Also Freed.
Raleigh. Two convicts, on of
theg a woman, haa been pardoned by
Governor Kltchln. Tb woman, Aley
Wataon, received clemency on account
of the fact that ahe will have to un
dergo a serious operation.
She waa convicted at th March
term of court, 1911, of Johnston coun
ty for the crime of larceny and house- .
breaking and aentenced to 18 montha -tn
atate'a prison. Th reason for
pardon are aa follows:
"On the recommendation of ' the
prison physician who thlnka It neces
sary for her to be sent to the hos
pital to undergo a aerioua operation,
which cannot safely be longer delayed
I pardon prisoner on condition that
she remain law-abiding and of good
Th other convict pardoned t W.
H. Ruaaefl, of Sampson county, who
waa convicted at the February term
1911, of aelllng liquor and aentenced
to three montha In Jail. Tb reaaon
for pardon ar aa follow:
"On th recommendation of th
county physician, who certifies aa to
the declining condition ofth pris
oner's health and th bad affect of
confinement on him, which la con
curred In by another physician and
on the recommendation of numerous
officials and other prominent clttzena.
I pardon the prisoner on condition
that be pay a fine of $200 and th
coat and give bond tor $500 to be ap
proved by th clerk of th superior
oourt to appear at each fall and1
spring term of said court at which
criminal caaea ar triable tor th next
two years to appear before th Judge
of aald court and show that ha haa
been law-abiding and of good be
havior." Teachers Held Laat Meeting.
Th laat meeting of the Wake
county teachers waa held a few daya
ago at the Raleigh High School.
Some of th school have cloaed and
the teachers returned to their ho'ea
in other parte of the state. Many of
th schools ar approaching their
cloae and teacher found themselves
unable to be present Owing to the
conditions only about seventy teachers
were present Several of th Ral
eigh teachers were also In attendance.
Instead of the usual section oonfet
ence, th work of the school waa
viewed aa a whole In a general meet- '
ing. First the final year's thought
was given to the primary grades. Miss
Royster made a short talk emphasis
ing the Importance of properly grad
ing the pupils in grade one, two and
three, in preparation for next year'a
work, and urging that the full grade'
work be covered before a child la pro
moted. Other matters relating to put
ting the work in the primary grade
on a better baala next year were con
sidered. Interesting Comparative Statement
The death of Governor Aycock and
the association of his name with the
public achoola makes especially inter
esting the comparative statement of
conditions in Oxford and Granville
county now and In 1900, the year he
began hla campaign for education in
the state. Thia comparison refer
only to the white schools of the coun
ty. The Increase in enrolment for the
county is from 2,021 to 3,025; aver
age attendance from 1,102 to 1,853,
77 per cent; total school fund from
$10,372 to $41,100, about 300 per cent;
amount paid white teacher from $5,-
292 to $25,400, 400 per cent; value of
property from $4,398 to $63,000, about
1,400 per cent. ,
Heroic Deed of Small Boy..
Exhibiting presence of mind seldom
seen in children of hla age, th four-
year-old aon of 8. W. Langley, who
Uvea about a mile from Rocky Mount
saved hla 15-months' old sister from
a watery grave. The facts aa learned
were that the little boy waa playing
In a branch near hla horn, which waa
about waist deep. Th little girl wad
ed In after her brother, but in enter
ing the branch she started from a
point different from htm and walked
directly into a deep hole and sank.
The little fellow ran to the apot whore
ahe bad disappeared and after a hard
struggle Bucceeded in , rescuing her
from the water.
The Farmer Ar Now Very Busy. .C
The farmers of Mecklenburg coun
ty have been busy for the past few
days aa they have not been before In
many montha. With the clear sun
shiny weather of the past week the
ground haa become dry enough .to
plow and wherever a mule and a plow
are In cloae proximity throughout thai
county they bave been combined Into
a means of turning the soil that haa
not been turned alnce laat November.1 -
It haa been many years since there
waa no mid-winter period In which at
least a little plowing could be done.
North Carolina New Enterprtaea.
Queen Cycle Company, of Wilming
ton, waa chartered with $25,000 capital
authorized and $12,100 subscribed by
E. R. and J. D. Pickard and others
for dealing In bicycles, motorcycle
and other machines. Another notable
new corpomtlon is the Rocklnghatrt
Bedding Company of Rocfcir am,
Richmond county, capital $;3,0 :9 a
thorized and $2,000 subscribe ty J.
West Claude Gore, A. O. Cor- '
and others for the mar1 ' ' : t :
kinds of bed !!rf. T ' - s
for the Tli''r: ! C