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; VOL. XIV ' MARSHALL. MADISON COUNTY, N. C. 'FRIDAY, MAY 10, 1912. NO. 19. '.
' Brtabtlsbed ky Uw Usislatur
tloa 1U0-T5L ,
Population, 10.131 -
County Beat. Marshall,
l< feet above sea leveL
: Nw and modern Court House, cost
New and modern 111 ooit f 1S.000.
. New and modern County Homo, cost
Hon. Jas. U Hyatt, Senator,
District, BurnsvlU. N. C. '
Hon. J. C. Ramsey, Representative,
Marshall. M. C.
W. H. Henderson, Clebk Superior
Court. Marshall. N. C.
W. M. Backner, Sheriff, Marshall,
James Smart. Register of Deeds.
Marshall N. C.
C. F. Runnlon, Treasurer, Marshall
N. C, R. F. D. No. 1
R. L. Tweed. Surveyor, White Rock.
Dr. J. H, Balrd. Coroner. Mara Hill
Mr. Kllia Henderson, Jailor. Mar
John Honeycutt, Janitor, Marshall
Dr. a N. Sprinkle, County Physician,
Marshall N. C.
James Haynie. Supt County Home,
Marshall N. C.
Home located about two mllee south
west of Marshall.
Criminal and Civil, First Monday be
fore First Monday in March, com
, mencing Feb. 26th, 1912.
Civil 11th, Monday after First Mon
day In March, commences May 20,
Criminal and Civil, First Monday
after First . Monday In Sept Com
mences Sept. 9th,' 1913.
Civil 6th Monday after First Mon
day in September. Commence Octo
W. C. Sprinkle, Chairman, Marshall
C. F. Cassada, Member, Marshall,
N. C, R. F. D. No. 1.
Reuhln A. Tweed. Member, Big
Laurel, N. C.
a B. Mashburn, Atty, Marshall,
Board meets first Monday In ever;
A. I. Bryan. Chairman, Marshall N.
R. F. D.2. -.i.v.wv-.i.i!"-"
jitA. Ramsey, Secretary, Mara Hill,.
N. C.R.F.D. 2.
Sam Cox, Member, Mars Hill, N. C
R.. F. D. No. 1
Q. W. Wild, Big Pine, N. C
Dudley Chipley, Road Engineer,
Marshall N. C.
George M. Prltchard, Atty., Marshall,
: N. C. -
Board 'meets flrst Monday In Janu
ary, April July and October each year.
. Board of Education.
Jasper Ebbs, Chairman, Spring
' Creek, N. C.
Thos. J. Murray, Member, Marshall,
N. C, R, F. D. No. 3.
W. R. Sams, Marshall N. C, R. F.
: D. No. 1
Prof. M. C. Buckner, Supt of
Schools Mars Hill N. C, R. F. D.
No. 2. .
, Board Meets flrst Monday In Janu
ary, April, July and October each year.
Collegeo and High Schools.
Mars Hill College, Prof. R. L. Moore,
President, Mars HUl N. C. Fall Term
begins August 17. 1911. Spring Term
begins January 2, 1912.
Spring Creek High Bchool. Prof.
Q. C. Brown, Principal Spring Creek,
N. C. I Mo. School opened August
Madison Seminary High School.
Prof J. M. Weatherly. Principal Mar-
v shall N. C, R. F. & No. 1 7 Mo.
, Sohool began October 2, 1911.
" Bell Institute. Miss Margaret E.
Griffith, Principal Walnut N. C, 8 Mo.
Sohool began September 9, 1911.
- Marshall Academy. Pnf. R. O.
Anders. Principal, 'Marsha il, "N. C, f
Mo. School began Sept 4, 1911.
Notary Publico. '
J. C. Ramsey, Marshall N. C. Term
expires Jan. 11. 1912. f
.A. J. Roberts, Marshall, N. C. R. F.
D. No, S, Term expires May 30, 1912.
Jasper Bbbs, Spring Creek. N. C.
Term expires August 10, 1912.
C C. Brown, Bluff, N. C. Term ex
pires December 6, 1912.
J. A. Leak. Revere, N. C. Term ex
pires January 10, 1913.
W. T. Davis, .Hot Springs, N. C.
Term expires January 10, 1913.
J. H. Southworth, Stackhouse, N. C.
Term expires January IB, 1913.
N. W. Anderson, Paint Fork, N. C.
Term expires February (, 1913.
J. H. Hunter, Marshall N. C.. R. F.
v D. No. 3. Term expires April 1, 1913
J. F. Tllson, Marshall N. C. R. F. D.
No. 1 Term expires April 3. 1913.
C. J. Ebbs. Marshall N. C. Term
expires April 2L 1913.
-v.. J. W. Nelson, Marshall, N. C. Term
expiree April 25. 1913.
' Roy L. Gndger, Marshall ' N. C,
Term expires May 3, 1913.
; Geo. M. Prltchard, Marshall N. C.
.'Term expires May 26, 1913.
Dudley Chipley, Marshall - N. C
Term expires July 29, 1913. ,
' Vf. C Connor. Mars Hill, N. C. Term
k cxplrja November 27, 1913.
- POST. ' )
. George W. Gahagan Post, No. 33
G. A. R. ,
' ' 8. M, Darts, Commander.
J. R. Ballard. Adjutant
Meets at the Court Hons Saturday
Before the second Sunday la
month at 11 A. M.
BISHOPS DECIDE TO URGE RE
PC A I OF STRINGENT RULES
OF THE CHURCH.
iOHN WESLEY IS QUOTED
Ministers Believe Cards and Dancing
Wrong, But Would Leave Mat
ter to Individual Conscience.
Minneapolis, Minn. Ministers of
the Methodist Episcopal church ap
peared to be about equally divided
on the question whether one of tho
church laws prohibiting dancing, card
playing, gambling and going to the
aters, circuses and horse races should
be abolished, as recommended by the
board of bishops.
On the ground that their Investiga
tions show that two-thirds of the 3,
250,000 members of the church either
danced or went to circuses and the
aters without regarding it as being
sinful, the bishops declared the law
against these diversions. In force for
forty years, had become obsolete.
They asserted that while the church
would continue to protest against
these forms of amusement, still It was
better not to have any specific law on
the subject than to have a law which
was Ineffective. John Wesley's injunc
tion leaving the amusement question
to the conscience of individuals, the
24 active bishops declared, was the
wIseBt regulation for "Americans of
the twentieth century."
A demonstration which greeted
Bishop. Earl Cranston's reading of
the recommendation was taken as In
dicating a lively debate on the ques
tion when It comes up for a vote. A
motion declaring that the rule "al
ways had been a source of constant
Irritation and unrest in the church,"
and asking that lt.be referred to a
committee was promptly voted down,
arguments being presented that the
full conference was "going to settle
that question and no one else."
Arguments against continuing the
anti-amusement rule as presented
were that the majority of church
goers never have refrained from danc
ing and theaters because of the church
and" the violation of this rule has
tended to,br!ng -all urch discipline
Into contempt; that many people re
gard Shakespeare on the stage as be
ing as good as Shakespeare In a
book; that many people refuse to
condemn all plays because of some
of them, just as much as they would
refuse to condemn, all novels because
some novels are not proper; that
gambling Is fundamentally wrong and
does not need a rule to prohibit it.
Arguments ,for continuing the rule
were that Its abolishment would give
the Impression that the church was
tending toward laxity and was endors
ing the things which It formprly op
posed; that abolishment of the rule
would remove restrictions which held
people from, those forms of amuse
TITANIC VICTIMS ARE BURIED
Impressive Ceremonies Held Over the
Bodies of Unidentified Victims.
Halifax, N. S. Fifty-nine bodies of
the unidentified Titanic victims were
committed to their last resting place
In three cemeteries. Four bodies,
identified as having ; been Roman
Catholics, were buried with the rites
of their church in Mount Olivet cem
etery, and nine Hebrews In the He
brew cemetery, with customary cere
monies.". ' ?
The remaining forty-six were In
terred In Falrview cemetery, A. large
plot of ground had been purchased by
the Vhite ' Star representatives, and
It Is understood that the graves will
be marked with a suitable monu
ment . ; ' '
The scene at the latter cemetery
was sad and solemn. , One hundred
blue jackets with bared heads formed
a square around the graves while the
bodies were being lowered. Protestant
clergymen delivered brief orations and
the royal Canadian regiment , band
played th'e dead march from Saul and
"Nearer, My God, to Thee."
- Floral offerings contributed by the
White Star company and unknown
donors were placed upon each grave.
Ben Tillman Sentimental.
Spartanburg, S. C Senator Benja
min R. Tillman, "Pitchfork Ben," to
friends and enemies and one of the
most picturesque figures of the Unit
ed, States senate, has published a
sentimental appeal to the people of
this state to return him to his office.
His term expires March 3, 1913. "I
am asking you to re-elect me. .al
though my health Is broken and Im
no longer the strong and vigorous
man I once was," says his appeal, "I
have a strong desire to die in harness
for sentimental reasons only."
' Northern Lynchers Are Freed. ,
WestcheBter, Pa. The lynching of
Zach Walker at Coatesvllle, near here,
on the night of August 13, 1911, when
he was burned after he had been ar
rested for the 'killing of a special
policeman, will go unpunished. After
a jury 'had brought In 'a verdict of
not guilty In the. case of Lewis Dent
thorn, one of the six men accused of
participating in the lynching who had
not yet been tried, the commonwealth
asked for acquittal of the other five
defendants. . tj
MRS. A. B. CUMMIN&.
This la the latest picture of the wife
of the senator from Iowa. Mrs. Cum
mins Is well -known- In social life and
la greatly Interested In phllanthrople
enterprises. 8he Is also a prominent
member of the Daughters of the Amer.
RATIONS MEN 85,000
GOVERNMENT IS FEEDING EVERY
ONE IN THE FLOODED DIS
TRICT OF THE DELTA.
Thousands Have Been Made Home
less by Breaking of Levees
New Orleans, La. All high water
records for the Torras district were
broken there, according to reports re
ceived from that district. The Red
river landing gauge registered 50.6
feet four-tenths above the record. A
rise of sixteen inches In 48 hours was
reported at Fish Pond, 32 miles north
of Torras. No new weak places were
reported In the Torras levees.
Hundreds have been made home
less in the northeastern portion of
Avoyelles parish .by the overflow, as
a large portion of that parish Is. un
protected by levees and the great vol
ume of crevasse waters poured out by
Black river is sweeping across Red
river, driving the inhabitants to high
er ground. -
There are 85,000 persons getting
government rations in the Vicksburg
section. The steamer Alice B. Miller
left Vicksburg for the Sunflower riv
er, with 100,000 rations and four car
loads of hay and grain for live stock.
Other vessels will leave with provis
ions and supplies for outlying sections
under water. A corps of Red Cross
nurses was sent to Milllken's Bend
and Wilton from Vicksburg.
The United States army officers of
the subsistence department have es
tablished headquarters of the fifth re
lief district at Baton Rouge.
ZI0NITES WERE MOBBED
Serious Riot Breaks Out In Zion City,
Zion City, 111. Rioting started here
when employees of Independent man
ufacturing concerns attacked a group
of two hundred Zion men and women
at a prayer meeting. Both men and
women were beaten with clubs and
blackjacks, and a number were seri
The fight came as the climax of a
week of trouble between employees of
the Independent concerns which re
cently began operations here and tho
church people, formerly followers of
John Alexander Dowle.
As a protest against the use. of to
bacco by the employees of the manu
facturing companies, followers of Wil
bur Glenn Voliva, successor to Dowle.
have been holding prayer meetings in
front of one of the plants twice each
Elder I. M. Royal had Just called
the second meeting, when several
score of men rushed out of the plant,
torn : down 'or leaped over barriers
which bad been erected around the
prayer platform and drove the Zion
ists from that part of town.
8urgery by Wireless.
vw Orleans. Surgery by wireless
Is the Innovation under discussion In
local medical circles. It was learned
that a laborer at Swan Island, a Unit
ed Fruit company wireless station on
lonely gulf Island, sustained a
crushed foot In a recent tram car
.Mpnt The Swan Island operator
communicated with the surgeon of
one of the company's ships, 420 miles
away. The operation of amputating
the toes, tying the arteries and dress
ing the toot was directed by wireless
Trying to Dissolve Harvester Trust
WashinEton. A civil anti-trust suit
aiming at the dissolution of the In
ternational Harvester company will
be filed in St Paul Attorney General
Wlckersham and counsel tor ine cor
poration have tried to agree upon a
Hiatlnteeratton which would
meet the ends of the law. Their en
. u ..n futile. -The one Insuner-
UtTK.UlM ' - -
erable obstacle was the refusal of
the Harvester company to separate
the McCormlck and Deerlng Harvest
ing Machine companies.
THE COLONEL RENOUNCES CLAIM
TO DELEGATES ELECTED FOR
HIM IN MASSACHUSETTS.
L0STTHE PREFERENCE VOTE
Roosevelt 8iys the People Are En
titled to Have Exactly What
- Their Vote' Indicate.
Oyster Bay, N. Y. Colonel Roose
velt renounced his claim to the eight
delegates at large to the Republican
national convention elected for him
in Massachusetts. , f
He wired them that he would ex
pect them to vote for President Taft,
taking this action,' he said, because of
the fact that President Taft carried
the state on the presidential preferen
Colonel Roosevelt announced bis
decision in a statement, copies of
which he telegraphed ta each of the
eight delegates at large elected re
cently. The statement follows:
"in Massachusetts the ballot con
tained the names of eight candidates
for delegate at-Iarge with, printed un
der each, the words, 'pledged to vote
for Theodore Roosevelt' and also con
tained a column in which the voter
was to express his preference as to
whether I or Mr. Taft should be nom
inated as president
"It would seem unlikely that a ma
jority of the voters would both vote
for the delegates pledged to me and
at the same time express a prefer
ence for Mr. Taft, but, apparently
this Is what has happened.
"Such being the case and on the as
sumption that the preferential vote Is
for Mr. Taft, I hereby announce that
I shall expect these delegates at large
to disregard the pledge to support me
and support Mr. Taft; and if any one
of them hesitates to do so, I shall im
mediately write him and urge htm
with all the emphasis and Insistence
In my power to take the course In
dicated and support Mr. Taft in the
convention." ': ,
Millions of Acres of Sugar Lands Sub
merged as Result of Break.
New Orleans. Another serious
break occurred in the Mississippi riv
er levee at Torras, La., on . the west
side of the swollen stream, where
the flood waters from the disastrous
Dog Tall crevasse And re-entry Into
the big river.
Within two hours 300 fet of the
18-foot embankment had been carried
away. A large force of workmen and
material were Immediately ordered to
the scene by Capt C. O. Sherlll, the
chief of (the United States engineers,
and an effort Is being made to check
the crevasse by "cribbing" the ends.
The territory which lies In the path
of the Torras crevasse is vastly rich
er than the several millions of acres
which were Inundated by the Dog
Tall crevasse of three weeks ago near
Alsatia, La-, and Is more densely pop
ulated. 8ea Will Keep Butt
Halifax, N5 S. Thirty erabalmers
worked in an improvised morgue pre
paring for Inspection of more of the
unidentified dead In whom centers
fragile hope that relatives still search
ing for Titanio victims may find their
kin. The unidentified list still stood
at sixty when the work was resumed.
Maj. Blanton Wlnship, U. S. A., said
that he had seen the unidentified dead
and had given up hope of finding Ma
jor Butt's body. ,
Auto Robbers in Chicago.
Chicago. Chicago policemen re
ceived strict orders to watch for crim
inals who utilize automobiles In their
attacks. The order was Inspired by
an assault on Marie Gorocki, a stu
dent who was robbed of her jewelry
by men who dragged her Into an auto,
and by the depredations of a band of
three men who robbed the cashier of
a banking company. Amelia Nauman,
18 years old, a domestic, says she
was pulled Into an automobile, abused
and robbed by three men.
Taft in Savannah.
Savannah, : Ga. For the second
time during the present year, Presi
dent Taft participated in a celebra
tion of St. Patrick's day. The presi
dent came to Savannah to keep an en
gagement made months ago to speak
at the centennial banquet of the Hi
bernian society. Mr. Taft's flrst cel
ebration was in Boston more than six
weeks ago, but even The Hub failed
to turn out' more enthusiastic crowds
than did Savannah. , The president
was the guest of the Hibernian soci
ety and of Savannah.
Will Investigate Campaign Funds.
Washington. The senate adopted
the' Culberson resolution calling for
a full report on the contributions
made to the national committees of
all parties in the presidential and
congressional campaigns of 1904 and
1908. The Inquiry Is entrusted to the
committee on privileges and elections,
which Is Instructed to supply the sen
ate with full Information as to the
amounts, as well as to give the names
JOHN C CHANEY.
Former Congressman Chaney of Sul
livan, Ind, went to Mexico some time
ago with eight other men to Investi
gate a mine and was captured and held
prisoner by the Insurrectos, but later
was reported released. Mrs. Chaney
has not heard from her husband since
he was set at liberty and has asked
the state department to help her find
DEAD-LADEN SHIP ARRIVES
CABLE VESSEL ARRIVED IN PORT
WITH THE BODIES OF TI
Mackay-Bennett Brought One Hun
dred and Ninety Bodies
Halifax, Nova Scotia. The cable
ship Mackay-Bennett, which came
with 190 of the White Star liner Ti
tani's dead into Halifax, flrat cast
gloom over the city by her mere pres
ence as a funeral ship, then sent a
shock through those waiting here for
bodies with the announcement of her
commander-in-chief that fifty seven of
those reported by wireless as identi
fied bad of necessity been cast again
Into the sea.
Yet none, not even the few here
whose friends or relatives had ttwa
been recommitted to the Atlantic, ex
pressed any criticism of Captain Intru
der's action, believing him sincere In
his explanation that lack of space on
hoard, shortage of embalhilng mate
rial and the mutilation of bodies was
solely responsible for his course.
That there was no favoritism In
the reburlal; that the bodies of prom
inent persons were not kept aboard to
the exclusion of the more humble, is
indicated by the White Star line's an
nouncement that among the bodies
sunk again was that of George W.
Widener, the Philadelphia capitalist.
A majority of those cast again into
the sea were members of the Titan
ic 's crew and second and third class
Perhaps never was an occasion so
fraught with gruesome aspects, mark
ing a closing chapter In the greatest
sea disaster In history, attended with
more respectful silence and lack of
morbid curiosity than was the dock
ing of the Mackay-Bennett. Not half
a dozen of those actually concerned
visited the pier proper, and the gen
eral public contributed not more than
200. They stood in silence overlook
ing the terrace In the navy dock yard
300 yards away. They could see
nothing but the upper structure of
the Mackay-Bennett, tents housing
the coffins and a canvas lane under
which the dead were being carried
Nicholas Blddle of Philadelphia,
who accompanied Vincent Astor here
in a private car, went alone to Identi
fy the body of Colonel Astor, and it
was the first prepared for removal to
New York. ,
The body of Isldor Straus a tew mo
ments later was turned over to Mau
rice Rothschild of New York and in
quick succession, with little or no
ceremony, the bodies of Frank D.
Mlllett the artist; H. J. Allison of
Montreal and many others were giv
en In charge of friends.
Cash found In the clothing of the
victims amounted approximately to
313,000. Jewelry worth perhaps a
great deal more, but which It la Im
possible to appraise now, also was
recovered. ; J :
No Dividends by Steel Trust.
New York. That the United States
Steel corporation failed to earn Its
dividends on the preferred and com
mon shares for the first three months
of this year by more than $6,000 was
disclosed at the regular quarterly
meeting of the directors. Earnings, af
ter charging Interest on subsidiary
companies bonds, together with in
terest on , outstanding subsidiary
bonds, amounted to only $17,626,978.
After making the usual allowance
for fixed charges, net earnings were
reduced to $12,108,415. .
Publicity Asked of Newspaper.
Washington. The perfected postof
Dee appropriation bill, as agreed upon,
contained several new features fit leg
islation advocated by the Democrats.
The bill contains a provision which
would compel newspapers, magazines
and other periodicals to publish the
names of their managing editors and
stockholders who own stock valued at
more than $50. The Barnhart bill also
provides that all editorial or reading
matter paid tor must be labeled "advertisement
TO 6E ALIVE
THAT'S WHAT A TRAVELING MAN
SAID THE CASE IS BEING IN
VESTIGATED. FAMILY'S VIEW OF MATTER
He 8ays That He Talked With Her
and That He Met Her In Jackson
villeHe Wrote Letter to Sheriff
Ashevllle. George Shellnaught, of
Jacksonville, Fla., tells a story of
having met and talked with Myrtle
Hawkins recently In Jacksonville and
has raised the question as to whether
the mysteriously lost girl actually
Miss Hawkins is recalled as the
young woman believed to have been
murdered In a criminal operation and
found In the lake near Henderson
villa. The arrest of the McCalls and
Bradleys caused the traveling sales
man, Mr. Shellnaught. to take an In
terest In the case. He told the sher
Iff of Fulton county, of which Atlanta
Is the capital, about it but it could
not be kept a secret. He said that
he felt he ought to say something.
The attorneys were told, but Miss
Hawkins had gone to Key West. The
attorneys for the defendants take the
story seriously and will take the state
The first Intimation of the alleged
discovery of Myrtle Hawkins was giv
en in a letter to tho Fulton county
sharlff. and he in turn forwarded
the letter to Sheriff Black well, who
turned the same over to the attorneys
for the defendants. The steps al
ready related wetavthen taken, and
the report Is that a detective will be
sent to Key West In an effort to de
termine the truth or falsity of the
report. It is also stated that an at
torney saw Shellnaught at Atlanta
and was assured by the traveling man
that he had no doubt that the girl he
talked to In Jacksonville' was nou
other than the missing Myrtle Haw
kins. It la stated that the Hawkins family
at Hendersonville, has known of the
Shellnaught story for some time, but
that they had placed little reliance
thereon. It is the report that Homer
Hawkins, brother of Myrtle, had em
ployed a special detective for the pur
pose of locating Shellnaught but had
linen unable to do so. Attorneys foi
the defense; however, claim that they
were ready to give the address of
Shellnaught and to verify his state
Little Road Work Being Done.
W. M. Long, chairman of the Meck
lenburg county board of commission
ers, stated that the three convict
rnmiiR had been able to do only a
small amount of work on the county
roads during the past four or nvt
months by reason of the exceptionally
severe winter. The greater part of
the effort has been directed to pre
venting breakages in the roads and
making timely repairs wherever they
have been needed.
For Appalachian Training School.
Dr. J. Y. Joyner, state superintend
ent of Public Instruction, says that
Important steps were taken for the
Increased efficiency and capacity of
Appalachian Training School at Boone
while he was there for the exercises
closing the spring term.
Plans For Road Are Progressing.
Plans for the building of an electric
railway line from Gastonia to Ashe
vllle by way of Rutherfordton are pro
gressing, according to reports from
points along the proposed route be
tween the two towns, and there Is 8
feeling that the plans will ultimate
ly develop the road. A meeting of a
number of the directors was held at
Central Hotel at Rutherfordton at
which time the situation was gone
over in detail and after which each
director declared he had nothing to
give out but that the road will be built
Excnange of Courts Authorized.
Governor Kitchin authorized an ex
change of courts between Judge Jus
tice land Judge Whedbee, whereby
Judge Justice will hold , Chatham,
court one week, May 6; Lee one
week, May 13; Moore one week, May
21; Richmond one week, May 28;
Scotland one week June 8; Anson one
week, June 10, and Lee one week,
June 17. Judge Whedbee will hold
Craven court two weeks. May 6; Pitt
one week, May 20; Green two weeks,
May 27; Craven one week, June 10,
and Carteret one week June 17.
81dna Allen Seen Near Rocky Mount
Sidna Alleu, one of . the two un
cap tu red Hillsville outlaws, was seen
In the mountains near Fancy Gap by
Dr. Thomaa B. Ashby of this place
who waa at the home of Charles Wqbb
there. Both Ashby and Webb, who
know Sidna Allen well say there Is
no doubt as to the Identity of the
autlaw. He emerged from the woods
near Webb's home, but when he
pied the . men, he disappeared. In
vestigation failed to disclose when
he went A posse of detectives are
aow on the trail
NOT TO HAVE FAIR THIS YEAR
Officer of the Association Resign in
a Body and Quit Bay Cash la
Charlotte. The prospect for a
fair the coming fall faded away into
merest possibility when President C.
O. Kuester, .Secretary C. M. Creswell
and Manager W. S. Orr resigned as
officials and as directors of the Char
Dltte Fair Association, being follow
ed at once by Directors Z. T. Smith
and A. L. Smith.
The rather sensational action fol
lowed the discovery that only $14,"
400 In stock had been subscribed, In
stead of the $25,000 that bad been
expected a the result of recent can-'
vasses. E. B. Moore, J. O. Thomas
and J. O. Gardner are the remaining
members of the directorate. They,
have made no announcement of their
nlans. but with so many of the lead
ing spirits of the association, two of
whom have long been Identified with
county affairs, out of the running, the
prospect is anything but bright
When the meeting was called to
order It was found that $13,700 In
stock bad been subscribed. After
some discussion this amount was
raised bv those present to $14,400.
Of this amount Messrs. W. S. Orr
and Creswell had raised $10,000.
In tendering their resignations, tne
secessionists intimated that they had
become wearied with continual post
ponement of action from meeting to
meeting and with what they regard
ed as indifference on the part of the
public. They finally took the position
that If anyone else wished to pro
mote and carry on the fair, well and
good, but they themselves would
have nothing further to do with it
It had been planned to buy a site
west of the city near Lakewood park,
and for several months the directors
have been considering offers. From
the start Some of the organizers have
evidently been oppressed with a fear
that bad weather coming just at the
crucial four-day period in October
would wreck their hopes.
State Creameries Are Prospering.
W. J. Shuford, In Raleigh from
Hickory as a member of the finance
committee of the state board of agri
culture, says the regularly organized
creameries In Catawba and , other
counties of this section are prosper
ing, and are getting out butter and
othar dairy 'products that art fast In
creasing .in demand in the big cen
ters of trade In this and other states.
It is a gratifying fact that the butter
frauds through the use of the "merg
ing machines" in blending butter and
milk in a butter product of greatly
decreased food value and keeping
qualities' recently exposed through s ,
statement by State Food Chemist W.
M. Allen, have no connection what
ever with either of the regularly es
tablished dairy plants In Catawba,
Cleveland or other counties that wer
Drawbridges For Knobb's Creek.
An Inspector from the office ol
Colonel Patrick, nited States engi
neer, is here making investigation
into the application filed with the
War Department by J. D. Winslow, a
farmer and horse dealer of Elizabeth
City asking that draws be required on
all bridges on Knobb's creek, thus
opening up the creek for navigation
to farm lands above. Winslow's claim t
if allowed would place heavy ei
pense on the county. Foreman-Blades
Lumber Company and the Norfolk
Southern Railroad Company, both oi
which have bridges now crossing
Knobb's creek at points northwest o
the city.! Winslow claims that by re
quiring draws on these bridges, the
farmers beyond can haul their ferti
lizer, etc., on lighters up the cree!V
and then haul their produce back at -' .
a much lower expense, and. that the -opening
of the stream to navigation
would prove a great benefit to thosf
who are farming in that section. ,
Train Kills Taylorsville Man.
Jay Reed ,a young white man from
Taylorsville, was run over by a
freight train In the Southern yard In
Nort'a Charlotte and Instantly killed.
Young Reed was a switchman on the
Southern. He was riding In the cab
of the engine which was pulling the
train. Another switchman went to
throw the switch at North Charlotte.
He failed to change the switch right
and the first car was derailed.
Educational Issue Te Be Live One.
That the educational Issue In Meck
lenburg is to be a very live one In
politics in the coming campaign la
evidenced by the fact that there are
two separate and distinct sets of can
didates out for the election to the
county board of education. The old
board,, with Mr. J. C. McNeely, re
placing Capt. William Anderson, who
Is making the race for superintend
ent Is out for re-election, having
made formal announcement of that
fact some time ago. A new board has
been alated also.
Chatham Is Chosen President.
H. G. Chatham, one of Winston-Salem's
most successful business men.
has been chosen president ot tne
North Carolina branoh of the National
Citizens League, for the promotion of
sound banking system. Th organisa
tion of a local branch of the league1
has also been perfected by the elec
tion of other leading business men a
nfflnera. thev betna as follows: Prest-i
dent CoL J. L. Ludlow; vice-presl-i
. -i rm ,r r I nt f -1 i
UeuIS, . n. rue, n. c
George W. Maslln; secretary, C.
Norfleet ' .