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, - VOL. XIV MARSHALL, MADISON COUNTY, N. C'FRIDAY, MAY 3, 1912. . ' no. 18.
Bstaallea y tM UtfsbtBM
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Canary leal, MarsbaU. .
1IM Ust above level
- Nir ul mIm Court Uoum, eet
N.w and msdsra lalL oot $1,000
'Naw aa atodera County Horn, coat
. ' Officer.
Hoa. Ja. L. Hyatt. Senator,
JJletrioL Burnavllle. N. C. '
Hoa. J. C. Ramsey, Representative
M arahalL N . C.
. W, H. Haadsraon, Clank Superloi
Court. MarahalL N. C. -
W. It Buckner, Sheriff. Marshall,
Jsme Smart. Register . of Dssd.
JJareaall. N. O.
C. f. Runnlou. Traaaurar, Mara hall.
M ft r . r . D. No. 1.
. . R. L. Tweed. Barvsyor, Whit Rock.
N, C. '
Dr. J. a Balri, Coroner. Mara HUL
'. M. C -
Mrs. EUm Henderson, Jailor, Mar-
- ihall, N. C. " - '
John Honsyoutt, Janitor, Mara hail.
Dr. C. K. 8priokls. County Phyalclaa.
MarahalL N. C. : .
Jams Haynle, Sunt Count Home,
M&rahalL N. C
Home locaUd about two miles south-
Treat of Msrshall. .
Criminal and Civil, First Monday be
fore Flret Monday In March, Com-
wanclna Fab. 26th. 1912.
Civil 11th, Monday after Flret MoT
day la March, commencea May zo
Criminal and Civil, Flret Monday
after Flret Monday In Sept Com'
mancea Sept. 8th. 1912.
Civil 6th Monday after First Mon
day In September. Commencea Oct
er 14, 1912.
W. C. Sprinkle, Chairman, Marshall.
rl. c . -. '
C. F. Caaaada, Member, Marshall
n. c. r. F. D. No. 1. '
" Reubln A. Tweed, Member, Big
I jural. N. C.
C. B. Mashburn, : Att7, Marshall
Board meet first Msa-lty la every
' ' month. ' ,
A. S. Bryan, Chairman, LtarahaU. N.
R. F..D. 2. ; J ,.;.,
..V I. A. RanlW, ! jBecrdtary.', Man i HJ1I,
: n.c.r. r.D.2. . " '
' Sam Coi,. Member; Mara liiii, n. u
R. F. D. No. 2.
O. W. Wild. Bif Tine. N. C.
Dudley Chlpley, Road Engineer
' Marahall. N. C.
' George M. Prltchord, Xtty., Marahall,
. N. C. -v. : -
Board meeta Ct Monday In Janu
. . ry. April, July and October each year,
Board of Education.
Jaaper Ebba, Chairman, ; Spring
'; Croak. N. C.
Thoa. J. Murray, Member, Marehall,
"N. C, R. F. D. No. 8.
W. R. Same, Marshall, N. C R. F.
D. No. I. ' ' '. '
Prof. M. C. Buekner, SupL of
Sohoola, Mara HUl N. C, R. F. D.
Na. S. .. i
Board Meeta first Monday la Janu
ary, April, July and October each year.
- Collegea and High Sohoola.
1 Mara Hill College. Prof. R. L. Moore,
Preaident, Mara Hill. N. C Fall Term
begins Auguet 17. 1911.;. Spring Term
beglna January 2. 1912.
Spring Creek High School. Prof.
' a C. Brown, Principal. Spring Creek,
N. C. I Mo. School opened August
1. 1911. , .v, ..-v
Madlaon Seminary High School.
Prof J. M. Weatherly, Principal, Mar-
shall, N. C, R. F. b! iioT 1 Mo
. Sohoot began October 2, 1911.
Bell Institute. ' Miss Margaret E.
Griffith, Principal, Walnut, N. C, 8 Mo.
School began September I, 1911.
Marshall ; :' Academy. Prof. R. Q.
Anders. Principal. larsha"il. N, C, t
Mo. School began Sept 4, 1911, f , ,
. Notary Publlca.
J. C. Ramaey. Marshall, N. C. Term
aiplrea Jan. 11, 1912. - -
A. J. Roberta. Marshall. N. C, R. F..
D. No. S, Term expires May 30, 1912.
Jaaper Ebba, Spring Creek, N. C.
Term expiree August 10, 1912. .
C C. brown. Bluff. N. C. Term ex
piree December 8, 1912.
v 3. A. Leak, Revere, N. O. Term ex
' plrea January JO, 1913. 5 -i'
W. T.Dale, Hot Springs, N. C.
Term expiree January 10, 1913.
J. H. South worth, Stackhause, N. C.
Term expiree January IB, 1913.
N, W. Andereon. Paint Fork, N. C.
Term expiree February 6, 1913. - - i
J. H. Hunter. Marshall. N. C, R. IV
D. No. 3. ' Term expiree April 1, 191f
' 3.T. Tllaon, Marahall, N. C, R. F. D.
. No 2. Term expiree April 3, 1913. .
- C J. Ebbs, Marshall, iN.C Term
expiree April 31, 1913. ' ;
J. W. Nelson. Marshall, N. C. Term
expiree April 25, 1913.
Roy 1 Qudger, Marshall. N. - C.
Term expiree May 3, 1913.
Geo. M, Pritchard, Marshall, N. C."
'Term explraa May 26, 1913.
Dudley Chlpley, Marshall. N. C.
Terni 'expiree July 29, 1913. ,
v v, 6. Connor, Mare Hill, N. C. Term
xplros November 27, 1913.'
George W. Gahagaa Post. No. M
O. A. R. '
8. M. Da via. Commander.
J. H. Ballard. Adjutant
Meeta at the Court House- Saturday
- aefore the aeoond Sunday ta eaea
onth nt 11 A. M.
HAVE SPREAD RUIN
LEVEES ALONG THE MISSISSIPPI
' RIVER WITHSTAND FLOOD
SANITARY PROBLEM SERIOUS
Farm Work Suspended at Many
Point and the Laborers Placed
.' on Laveea. .' ;',
'New Orleans Traveling 150 miles
la a .motor boat Ihrougb the parishes
of Richland, East Carroll aud Madl
aon, an Aaaoclatc4 Presa correspond
ent only sighted land twice after leav
lag Delhi. Twloe the amal open boat
came near being awamped by high
wavea and unusually swift currents
weeping across, the thousands of
acrea of open farm lands.
Tbe land elghted was a email atrip
at Thomastoh and another at Delta
Point In Madison pariah.
Except at Tallulah very few per
aona are left remaining near their
possessions in the vast country aide
covered by the floods from the Alsa
tla and Panther Forest crevaasea,
Here and there in gin bouses, barna
and other two-storied outhouses, a
few persona would be found huddled
together, but la all the bundreda and
hundreda of tenant houses on the
vast plantations for which tbta aec
tlon la noted there were no signs of
life except occasionally a lonely fam
lahlng bouse cat on a cabin root, very
slowly atarvlng to death.
'. One great problem with which the
Inhabitants will be forct.d to deal up
on returning- to their farma and to
their homes -wfll'be that of sanitation
The odor from thouaanlj upon thou
sands of carcasses ot frowned live
stock la almost unbearable In sever
al aectlona. Until tbe water baa com
pletely receded and dry fuel Is obtain
able with which to burn them, these
carcasses must remain, adding con
stantly to the risk of plague.
Water from the upper crevaasea haa
spread over most of thjit country be-
twe-n the ridge ot Macon hllla to Mill
haven, eaat.of Monro, a distance ot
25 miles; Water la already up Into
the levee recently built around Ray
trill. AtMoUy Rldg4 "water la two
and three feet deep In.dwolllnga. ;;.
At Delhi 1,480 negroes ere drawing
government rationa. Ho sanitary offl
cer baa yet ben sen to Delhi and
It la reported that aan(tary conditions
there are becoming bail, especially in
the camp. .
U. S. SHIP SENT TO MEXICO
Army Traneport Will Bring
Washington. The army .transport
Butord left San' Francisco for the
west coast of Mexico to pick, ftp any
American refugeea who may wish to
leave the country. The "xttord will
visit Topolobampo, Altata, Maztalan,
all In the state ot Slnaloa; San Bias,
Teplc, Manzanillo, in Coliina and Aca
pulco, in Guerrere. The vessel la
sent at the request of the atate de
partment after urgent requests from
many Americana atranded in the
Mexican states bordering the Pacific.
Since' the rebela began to make
headway in their operationa along the
Pacific coast, communication haa been
cut with many ot the Interior towns
where Americana are known to re
oiHo . . . ... ' ...
ThiB has left the atate department
without any Information as to the
safety of these people, and this in the
face of numeroua reportB ot the wan
ton acta ot both landlta and organized
Constant appeala came to the state
department to .use eome method of
ascertaining the welfare of these peo-
The reports to ..the atate - aepart-
ment declare the altuatlon through
out Mexico aa generally growing much
worse. Bands of marauders are caua
In much uneasiness by their activity.
While the Butord la a government
vessel, stress le laid upon the fact
that there will be no United States
Roosevelt ' Geta - Mieaourl.
Rt Tiuis. Governor Herbert ; 8.
Hadley and hla friends early awung
the M issourl ' Republican ' convention
for Colonel Roosevelt after a 24-hour
Honiiirwk, in which the Taft leader.
were finally drlVen . to - surrender.
Eight delegates at-large . to, -the . na
tional v Republican convention, an
Roosevelt men and all instructed for
him, were elected after two Taft lead-
eta' had been electea ana men una
resigned .their places on tne Missour
i rtdoiTBtlnn when' . thet convention
voted Instructions for Roosevelt
Titanio Relief Fund. Over a Mlllloft.
New York. Shipping men nere. ex
press keen interest aa to. .now me
fnnila that have been aub-
acribed In England and America for
the relief of Titanic aurvivora wiu
be distributed. The total already rala
mA in 'iyiifnn and New York is con-
alderably In excesa of a million dol
lars. Some of the survivors wno are
In New Tork have expressea appre
henalona that professional beggar
will try to take advantage of the sym
pathy aroused by the Titanic disaster
with a chance of reaping a harvest
SENATOR WM.ALDEN SMITH
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Senator Smltr la chairman of the
aenate aub-eonimlttee which la gath
ering testimony relative to the horri
ble diaaater that befell the Titanic
and her theueanda of paceengera.
SEVEN PER80N3 DEAD IN WAKE
OF TORRENTIAL RAIN
Damagea From the Storm Are Re
ported From All Parta of the
Atlanta. Torrential rains, accom
panied by high winds ranging from
60 to 90 miles an hour, awept parts
of Alabama and almost all of Geor
gia. Seven persona are known to
have been killed and scores Injured.
The damage to. live stock and other
property la reported severe. Streams
are out ot their banks in south Geor
gia and in many places railroad sched
ules have bene disarranged.
At Newborn, Ga., six persons were
killed when a cyclone swept that ter
ritory, . At Bropkside, near Binning-
ham, Ala., a negro was killed when a
house fell In on him.
From Bowdon, Carroll County, Geor
giacome reports Of twenty injured
several fatally, when their homes
were blown down over their beads,
At Savannah the wind reached a
velocity of 60' miles an hour, accom
panied by one and a half Inches of
rain. Street car traffic was auspended
part of the day and there was con
siderable property- damage through
out the city. - :'
Reports from Quitman Ga., atate
that streams are overflowing as a re
sult ot continuous heavy rains. Rail
road tracka have bene washed away
and all service on the Georgia South
ern railroad south of Quitman has
Damagea from the storm also are
reported from Athens, Gainesville,
Pendergrass and other points In north
Georgia. . :
FEEDING FLOOD VICTIMS
Government la , Trying to Alleviate
Flood Dlatress in Mississippi
Washington. The government con-
.AH.nlnAH taaAln DO Aft1 f i CICll fiQl nili
rlver ,,ooJ bUgererg for forty-two days
at. a daily coat ot $10,000. Secretary
of War tSlmson made this estimate
when he asked an additional appro
priation of $207,121 tor the commis
sary: department. . Previous to this
congress voted $212,879 tor the same
An appeal for clothing for the flood
sufferers in the Mississippi valley waa
sent by the American Red Cross head-
quarters here to five of its chapters
in the Middle West and South. The
appeal will be aent to other chapters
aa the demands Increase.,
Cincinnati and Cleveland, Ohio, St
Louis, Mo., Birmlnghaf, Ala., and At
lanta, Ga., are the cities to which
the clothing appeal waa aent.- ,
Seven Red Crosa nurse left Kan
sas City, Mo, for various points in
Arkansas, under .orders from the Red
Cross headquarters here. 4
Central West 8torm Killed 72. .
Chieaeo. Latest flgurea on the
storm .which, swept over Illinois- and
tniina show 72 dead. 200 injured and
nearly 100 families in a destitute- con
dition, . More than 100 homes were
rtamniininHt and the property losa to
taled several hundred thousand dol
lars. The greatest damage waa done
TtiiBh. Wniavllle. Murphyaboro,
PomniiH Freeman and ankakee. 111.,
and Morocco, Ind. " Governor Deneen
and - Adjutant General Dickinson ar
ranged to extend state rllet to the
stricken district. ? r ' : : ;
"; '-Augusta to Honor Butt . "
Ana-uata. Ga. The Archibald Butt
Memorial Association waa formed at
this place and subscriptions will be
received for the erection of a monu
ment to. the president's military aide
who went down with the Titanio.
Mayor Thomas Barrett. Jr, waa made
temnorarv president and J. J. Farrell
waa jnamed secretary and treasurer.
It la planned to aecure ubecripttons
from ail over the country to erect a
suitable monument in Augusta to Ma
TORNADO STRIKES GEORGIA
FIFJH .OFFICER LOWE TOLD IS
MAY "TO GET TO HELL" OUT .
LOWE SAVED MANY LIVE
Paaaengera of the Sttamahlp Bremen
Saw Many Bodice of Titanio
Washington. Harold G. Lowe, fifth
oticer ot tu aunaen 1 liunic, tuiU the
euate iuvestifeatiog coiunmtee his
part in the strusgla of the survivor
tor life toiiowing the catamruphe. Ilia
testimony uevoiopeU iiiui, with a vol
uuieer crew, he rescued four meu
from the water, saved a sinking col
lapsible lifeboat by towing It iutfiu
ot hU, and took oil twenty meu and
one woman from the bottom of an
overturned boat. Every one of those
under his charge he lauded sately on
the C'arpathia. '''
From first to last Lowe's i atory
showed that he played the man. Or
dered away. In charge of lifeboat No,
14, be packed it to Its capacity on
the top deck, and fearing that some
might attempt to jump into It while
It was descending kept up a fusillade
from hla revolver. Once afloat he
took charge of amal craft which
eventually were picked up by the fes
cue ship without loss ot lite.
A feature of the day was the evi
dence ot Officer Lowe that he was
compelled to swear at J. Bruce Ismay,
chief official ot the White Star line.
on the night ot the ocean disaster, In
order to curb laniay's Interference
with the lowering of one of the lite
boats. ' - .- "
I x we said he shouted to Ismay:
"Get to hell out of here so I can
work," while Lowe and, other officers
were trying to lower a lifeboat.
Ismay waa not trying to get into
the boat, said the witness, but his
actions were confusing and he was
Interfering with the lowering of the
"This man (Ismay)," said Lowe,
"was greatly excited. "He waa hol
lering, 'Lower away,: lower away, low
er away,' and I swore at hlra to or
der him back." 'SV ,,, . .
New York. Over one hundred dead
bodies of the Titanic dead were Been
afloat on the water by the steamship
Bremen, which arrived here from Bre
men. The German liner on April 20
passed over the place where the Ti
tanic went down.
From the bridge officers of' the ship
saw over a hundred bodies floating on
the sea, a- boat upside down, together
with a number of small pieces of
wood, steamer chairs and other wreck
age! Aa the cable ship MackayrBen
nett was In sight and having Word
that her mission was to look, for bod
ies, no attempt was made by the Bre
men's crew to pick up the corpses.
In the vicinity was seen an Ice
berg which answered the description
of the one the Titanic struck. Smaller
bergs were sighted the same day, but
at some distance further from where
the Titanic sank.
MEXICANS TORTURE WOMEN
Plight of the Better Claas of Mexi
cans as Bad aa That of
Galveston, Texas. Stories of Inhu
man cruelties and barbaric tortures
ot the living, with unspeakable dese
cration of the dead, continued to be
come known here when other refu
gees, arriving, from ' Mexico on the
steamer Texas, submitted to Inter
views. W. R. M. Lims, an Amer
ican attorney of Honolulu, and J.
Flexon, an American railroad - engin
eer, leated such stories here. -;
According to Mr. Lima, there are
but few places in the entire republic
of Mexico where Americana are sate.
The bandits took a settler's : wife
and numbers of them performed un
speakable Outragea upon her while
othera held her captive; As she was
dying, they abandoned the woman
and thrust her body through with a
machete,, and then heaped other un
mentionable indignities on her body.
. Juatln M.' McCarthy Dead.
London. Justin McCarthy, novel
ist and historian, and for many years
a member of parliament died at
Folkestone. He had been ill through
out the. winter and spring. HI daugh
ter had acted as his nurse and his
friends had hoped that he would live
to see the fruition of home rule. Born
In 1S30, Juatin McCarthy waa one of
the moat prolific political and his
torical writers of the time. He waa
an ardent home ruler and tor 25 years
waa a political writer tor one ot the
London dally papers. ;-..- 1
Woman's Suffrage Wlna in House.
Washington. Partial home rule for
Alaska. ;wltn authority vested in the
legislature to grant, to women the
right to vote, waa approved by the
house when It passed 'the bill for a lo
cal Alaskan government' Woman's
suffrage scored its first victory in the
house when by a vote ot 81 to 35, an
amendment was adopted assuring to
the Alaskan legislature the right "to
modify the qualification' of electors by
exteadlng the elective franchise to
J. BRUCE ISMAY
V v h &
Bruce Ismay Is the managing direc
tor of the White 8 tar liner and was
one of the few men saved when the
Titanic went down.
MEXE1CANS SLAY AMERICANS
SHOCKING STORIES ARE TOLD BY
REFUGEES WHO REACH GAL
VESTON FROM VERA CRUZ.
Americans Who Had Founded Town
In Mexico -Driven From Their
Homes and Forced to Flee.
Galveston, Texas. Forty-seven pas
sengers, all but one citizens of the
United States, who arrived from Vera
Cruz on the steamer Texas, tell ot al
leged torture and assassination of tbe
Americans In the republic. All the
refugees left their lands, homes, fur
niture and everything they possessed
except enough money for passage and
the clothes on their backs. -
"Si. TtTsh tells of the murder of an
American citizen named Walt.
"Mr. Wait was a neighbor to me,
said Mr. ish. "He had sold several
head of cattle and hidden the money,
A band ot desperadoes came 'to bis
hacienda and demanded money. Fail
ing to get It they deliberately be
headed him with their machetes, herd
ed his cattle together and drove them
off. There are many instances just
"We lived In a little settlement
where a colony of eleven American
families had founded the town of San
burn. "Before leaving we filed our claims
for damages with the American consul
In Mexico City."
ASTOR'S BODY RECOVERED
205 Corpses Picked Up at Sea Near
Place Where Titanic Went
New York. The bodies of Col.
John Jacob Astor and Isidor Straus,
the millionaire merchant of this city,
who lost their lives In the Titanic
disaster, have been recovered. News
of' the recovery of the bodies was
contained in a dispatch to the White
Star Line company.. .,
Tbe wireless dispatch, which came
to the company from the cable ship
Mackay-Bennett, gives additional Iden
tlflcatlons of forty nine of the hereto
fore unknown recovered dead on the
cable ship. Among othera the body
of Col. John Jacob Actor and Isidor
Strauss have been embalmed. The
dispatch reads as fololws:
"Ismay, care White Star line, New
York: Further names:
'William Ale, F. Dutton, J. Stone,
Philip J. Stokes, Edwin H. Petty, Wil
liam Dashwood, W. Hanton, Thomas
Anderson, A. Laurence, J. Adams, A.
Boothby,. Ragozzy, Abel J. But-
terworth, A. Roblra, Charles Loouch,
Olson F. Penny, Charles Chapman,
Albert Wlrz, Achllle Wallens, Carl
Aaplande, J. F. Johnson, H. Allen, W.
Y. Anderson, H. P. Hodges, G. Talbot,
J. M. Robinson. J. C. Hall, ,T. W. GUI
Eric Johansen, A. Lilly, E. T- Barker,
G. F. Bailey, -O. S. Woody, T, Hewitt,
P.. Connors. .
"All following this have bene em
balmed: ?' 'V
"C. C. Joneg, Isidor Strauss, Reg
Butler, H. H. Harrison,' T. W. Newell,
John Jacob Astor, Jklllton Clong, W. C.
Dulles, H. J. Allison, George Graham,
Jacob Birnbaum, Austin Partner, F.
F. White, Tyrell W. Cavendish, and
Hendrlck K. Vlllner."
Death Takea Man of Mystery. .
Digsby, N: S. Death , has finally
claimed "Gerome." a legless and si
lent ' foreigner of mystery, who was
found marooned on the beach at Mink
Cove in 1863. During nearly a half
century the man had steadfastly re
fused to divulge the secret of his
identity, his nationality or the reason
ot his abandonment by a strange ves
sel. Declining to talk, work or read
or even look at pictures, "Gerome"
spent his last daya a ward of the
government Nothing could be extort
ed from him.
Grocer Fight Parcels Post
Oklahoma City, Okla. How to de
feat the proposed parcels post, amend
the laws relating to exemptions, bank
ruptcy and collections and to be able
to purchase commodities from the
manufacturers as cheaply as they are
sold to the mall order houaes so that
the retail merchant can sell as cheap
ly as they, are some ot the problems
before the National Association o(
Retail Grocers In conrention here.
The sum ot $25,000 la to be used iq
defraying the expense of the asaocla
tioa during the coming year.
NEED OF BETTER
WlUABLE INFORMATION TO THE
PLANTERS BY 8TATE AGENT
THE YIELD MUCH GREATER
Economy In Modern Implements
Brings Enlarged Returna to the Til
lers of the Soil. Explain Use of
Weeders and Harrows.
Charlotte. The value of farm lm
pllmenta for cultivating crops at this
particular period of the year la strong
ly outlined In advices which have
been given the agents In charge ot
farm demonstration work In North
Carolina by C. R. Hudson, atate
agent. Farmers who keep step with
the progress ot the times and who
run their farma according to common
sense and scientific rules should be
Interested In the following instruc
tlons which Mr. Hudson gives:
"In addition to what has already
been said about the use of weeders
and harrows In pulverizing freshly
plowed soil to make a line, mellow
seed bed, I desire to speak of their
efficiency and economy In the early
cultivation of farm crops. At this busy
stage of farm work, any Implement
that will help to get over the fields
rapidly, and successfully do tbe work,
Is confide, ed a valuable addition to
the farm assets. This is especially
true where laborers are scarce and
high-priced, because very often a good
machine's ialr of horses and cap
able man to, drive, will cultivate
from three to aix times a- much land
In a day hS a man . wlti-1.11;' Kiicb
Implement". Furthermore, cultivation
done jus when It needs to be doue it
wonh several times as much as de
layed cultivation, so the natter 1b on?
of rapidity, efficiency hnd finally, ofce
01 prom ana success.
In using weeders and harrows It Is
not nesaaryto wait ft r fhe young
plaiita ,'t'i ' sh o abort' s rc& d hefwt',
running the Implements. The t-onditioa
ot thi) soli an t not tbe growth of
young plants s lould be ttfe main
cor.slderatlon. If conditions warrant
it, run the implementa before ; the
planted seed g rmlnate, and continue
for from three to five timea or until
the crop Is large enough to be In
jured by th'e process. Perhaps the
best advice to be given concerning
these Implements Is this: Get busy
with thorn early after rains. ,
Man Went In Court With Gun.
A white man was up In court at
Greenville on the charge of selling
liquor Just before the trial Sher
iff Dudley was given the hint that tbe
man bad gone into court armed, and
had been heared to make threats. The
sheriff told this to Solicitor Abernathy
and Judge Justice and the latter In
structed the sheriff to keep close to
the man and watch blm. While he
was on the witness stand, Solicitor
Aberantby asked him if he did not
have a gurf in his pocket. It took
the defendant unawares, and when
the question was repeated, he admitt
ed having one. The sheriff promptly
took charge of the gun.
Bolt of Lightning Kills Boy.
Durham. News was received
at Durham that a young wblte boy,
Lonnle Baker, bad been struck and
killed by a bolt of lightning at his
home In Holly Springs. The boy was
sitting by the fire-place when the
bolt came down the chimney, killing
Award Contract For Railroad Work.
Lane Bros. Company, AltaVista, Va.,
got the contract for the construction
work ot building the Raleigh, Char
lotte & Southern Railway, on that
part of the road that baa been locat
ed. Upwards of one thousand men
will be put to work on various sec
tion of the road forthwith. Also five
hundred mules and eight- steam
J. R. B. Carraway Has Been Pardoned
J. R. B. Carraway, who a few years
ago embezzled $13,000 while he waa
employed aa teller In : the National
bank of Newborn, and who at the
April term, 1910, of the Federal
court in thla city waa sentenced to
servo five years in the federal prison
at Atlanta,, returned ; home ' having
been pardoned. Carraway bad rather a
spectacular career in this city. When
his shortage waa discovered no one
could read the entriea has bad made.
Hla honesty waa unquestioned before
the shortage waa discovered. -
Farming Operations Are Delayed.
Farming operations In Mecklenburg
are kaore delayed than they have
been in a long while, says the farm
ers, many of whom finding it too wet
to plow embraced the. opportunity
to come to town. A prosperous farmer
from Crab Orchard township stated
that ordinarily he had practically
finished planting by the first of May.
Thla year, however, he not only baa
not planted anything, except a few
garden seeds, but t not ready to do
any planting, tbe ground having been
too wet to allow much preparation.
OPPORTUNITIES OF STATE
North Carolina Known As the Land
of Golden Opportunities. Many
Thlnga It la Noted For.
Charlotte. The 48,530 square mile
comprising the area ot the state ot
North Carolina form a prosperous and
growing section of vast ' present
wealth and even greater possibilities
for tbe future. No region In all this
country is able to hold forth greater
or more varied opportanitiea along
so many lines as this old-established
commonwealth, familiarly called the
"Old North State."
North Carolina has rich soils, great
wealth of minerals, large resources of
timber, tremendous undeveloped water-power,
snd a mild and healthful
climate, many and . rapidly growing
cities, and a record for one of the
greates Induatrial advances witness
ed during the past decade. Out ot
a total area of over 30,000,00 acres,
there were In 1910 about 10,000,000
acrea In Improved farms, hardly 35
per cent of tbe entire area. Popula-1
tlon, according to the last census, waa
2,206,287, giving a density ot 45 per
sona to the square mile. North Car
olina haa over 3,000,000 spindles in
textile mills, using nearly 350,000,
000 pounds of cotton annually, an an
nual lumber cut ot nearly 2,250,000,
000 feet; a corn production of over
60,000,000 buBhela annually; an out
put of mlnearla reaching $2,000,000 in
value each year; a railroad mileage of
5,350; estimated value ot all property,
$1,120,000,000, and an annual produc
tion of ataple crops, exclusive of
truck, fruit and live-stock, reaching
Like its neighbor, Virginia, the
state ot North Carolina la divided
into the great sections; the coastal
plain, a wide and level stretch of
country, with light gray sandy soils,
extending back from tbe Atlantic to
the more elevated and rolling Pied
mont section, which occupies about
one-third of the entire area of the
atate and Is the foremost region in
agricultural and induatrial develop- .
ment and the mountain region, a
lofty and ragged stretch of country,
with peaks ranging up to 6,000 feet
and over In elevation.. , .
North Carolina New Enterprise.
The following charter were Issued.
Wadesboro Street Railway. Company:
to' manufacture etruyi' rajlwajf care,
ralftoUdr csiiTaiiUav-ir( T
manufacture power fbr Ur" j.ing and
manufacturing purpcie and to oper
ate street railways, ate; authorized
capital $125,000, with $5,000 ub-,
scribed for by Cliarle E. Johnson,
Raleigh, and Jaa. A. Hardlsoo, Thoa.
F. Jones, R. T. Bennet, Jr., H. W. Lit
tle, U. B. Blalock, V. M. Hlghtower,
Fred J. Cox, C. W. Thomas and R. B.
Medley. Hood Brothers company, ot
Southport, Brunswick county;-- general
merchandise; authorized capital, $25,
000, with $10,000 subscribed for by
Rev. R. C. Hood, of Greensboro, and
J. E. Hood and S. B. Northrop, of
Southport. Sanford Commercial Club,
of Sanford, to operate and conduct a
social and literary club; the corpora
tion has no capital stock and the In
corporators are E. A.' Griffin,- S. M.
Jones, S. V. Scott, W. A, Monroe and
K .R. Hoyle. '
For Distilling In Polk County.
United States " Deputy ' Marshal
Grant arrived at Hendersonvllle from
Polk county with Bynum Conner, Dave
Foster and Jack Foster and placed -
them In jail awaiting an instanter ca
pias from District Attorney . Holtoh,
whom the deputy marshal wired.
These men with three othera - were
recently given a preliminary hearing
here before Commissioner Valentine
on the charge of distilling in Polk
county and were bound over to the
last Federal court at Charlotte.
Not In Race for State Treasurershlp.
Capt. S. A. Ashe is in Raleigh from
Wsahlngton and put an end to tbe
reports current that he intended to
get in the race for the state treasu
rershlp against the present , state
treasurer, B. R. Lacy. He Bay many
friend have been urging him to run,
but he .will not make the race. - He
further states that he Is deeply Inter
ested in the re-election of Mr. Simmons
as United States Senator and fears
if he gets tnt the campaign now for
a atate office that he might endanger
the success ot Senator Simmons,
Bound Over For House Burning,
Dave, Tom and Duff Jackson, color
ed brothers of Polk county, at a pre
liminary hearing before Justice off.
the Iteace J. D. Dennld, of Henderson
vllle ,were bound over to superior
court on the ctyrge ot burning or hav
ing knowledge of the burning of a -
dwelling house, near Saluda, twelve
miles from here, in January, 1911.
The house waa the property of Due
Jackson,. who at the time of the fire,
lived in Charlotte. It waa Insured
for $400 and waa covered by a mort
gage for $200.
Statue of Dr. Mclver Unveiled 8oon.
Tbe heroic size bronze statue ot Dr.
Charles D. Mclver in Captltal aquare
will be unveiled Wednesday, May 15.
The principal address will be by Dr..
C. Alphonso Smith, University of Vir
ginia. There will also be an address
by Preaident J. I. Foust of the E;ate
formal and Industrial College, found
ed by Dr. Mclver. President Henry
Jerome Stockard of Peare 1-k' '
will prepare and read a a;
for the. occasion. Tiie e '.nt
presented to the p' t T :
(a chairman of V i c