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VOL. XIV ' MARSHALL, MADISON COUNTY, N. C. 'FRIDAY, MAY 17. 1912. NO. 20.
Established by the Legislature Sat
don 186f'61. ,
. County Seat, MarthalL
1644 feet abort aea level
New and modem Court Houie, coat
New and modern Jail, ooat $15,000.00.
New and modern County Home, coat
Hon. Jaa. 1 Hyatt, Senator, 81
District Burnsvllle, N. C.
Hon. J. C Ramsey, Representative
Marshall. N. C.
W. H. Henderson. Clebk Superior
Court Marshall. N. C.
W. U. Buckner, Sheriff, Marshall.
James Smart, Register of Deeds,
Marshall. N. C.
a F. Runnion, Treasurer, Marshall,
N. C R. F. D. No. 1
R. L. Tweed. Surveyor, White Rock,
Dr. J. H. Balrd. Coroner. Mars Hill,
Mrs. Elisa Henderson. Jailor, Mar-
ihalL N. C.
John Honeycutt, Janitor, Marshall
Dr. C N. Sprinkle, County Physician.
Marshall N. C.
James Haynie, Supt County Home,
Marshall N. C.
Home located about two miles 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, 1912.
Civil th Monday after First Mon
day In September. Commences Octo
ber 14, 1912.
W. C. Sprinkle, Chairman, Marshall
C. F. Cassada, ' Member, Marshall,
N. C, R. F. D. No. 1.
Reubln A. Tweed. Member, Big
. Laurel, N. C.
C. B. Mashburn, Atty, Marshall,
Board meets first Monday In every
A. E. Bryan, Chairman, Marshall N.
C, R. V. D. 2. . ,
J. A. Ramsey, Secretary, Mara Hill,
' N. C R. F. D. 2.
Sam Cox, Member, Mara Hill N. C
R. F. D. No. 2. . v "
G. W. Wild, Big Pine. N. C.
Dudley Cblpley, Road Engineer,
Marshall N. C.
George M. Prltchard, Atty., Marshall,
Board meets first Monday In Janu
ary, April, July and October each year.
Board of Education.
Jasper Ebbs, Chairman, Spring
Creek, N. C V
Thos'. J. Murray, Member, Marshall,
N. C, R. F. D. No. 2.
W. R. 8ame, Marshall N. R. F.
D. No. 2. -
Prof. M. C. Buckner, Supt of
Schools, Mara Hill N. C R. F. D.
. NO. 1.
Board Meets first Monday In Janu
ary, April, July and October each year.
Colleges and High Schoola.
Mara Hill College, Prof. R. L. Moore,
President Mara Hill, N. C. Fall Term
begins August 17, 1911. Spring Term
begins January 2, 1912.
Spring Creek High Sohool. Prof.
Q. C. Brown, Principal Spring Creek.
N. C. I Mo. School opened August
:' 1. 1911. -.f'V,-'
Madison Bemlnary High School.
Prof J. M. Weatherly, Principal. Mar-
shall N. C, R. F. D. No7 8? 7 Mo.
Sohool began October 2, 1911.
Bell Institute. Miss Margaret E.
Griffith, Principal Walnut N. C 8 Mo.
School began September 9, 1911.
Marshall Academy. Prof. - R. O.
Anders, Principal 'MarshaU, N. CV t
v Mo, School began Sept 4, 1911. '
J. C. Ramsey, Marshall N. O. Term
expiree Jan. 11, 1912.
A. J. Roberta. Marshall. N. C. R.
D. No. 6, Term expiree May SO, 1912.
Jasper Ebbs, Spring Creek, N. C.
Term expires August 10, 1912.
C. C. Brown, Bluff, N. C. Term ex
pires December , 1912. v
J. A. Leak, Revere, N. C Term ex
piree January 10, 1913.'
W. T. Davla. Hot Springs, H.y C.
Term expiree January 10, 1913.
J. H. Southworth, Stackhouse, N. C
Term expires January IB, 1913. , 1
N. W. Anderson. Paint Fork, N. C.
Term explrea February 8, 1913. - ,
3.11. Hunter, Marshall N. C, R. F.
D. No. 3. term expires April 1, 191f
k J. F. Tllson, Marshall N. C, R. P. D.
No. 1 Term expires April 3, 1913. ,
C J. Ebbs, Marshall N. C. Term,
explrea April .21, 1913.
J. W. NetBon. Marshall N. Cv Term
, expiree April 25, 1913. , i
Roy L. Ondger, Marshall N, O.
Term expires May 3, 1918. f
Geo. M. Prltchard, Marshall N. C.
Term expires May 25, 1918.
Dudley Cblpley,. Marshall K O.
Term expires July 29, 1913. '
' W. O. Connor. Mara Hill. N. C. Ten
xplroa November 27, 1913.
- George W. Gahagan Post, No. IS
O. A. R.
B. W. Davla, Commander.
J. H. Ballard. Adjutant
Meets at tin Court Hons Batnrday
erore the seoond Sunday is
month at 11 A, M,
BRITISH INQUIRY INVESTIGATING
8INKINQ OF TITANIC BRINGS
.i ii ii ii It
BOATS WERE NOT FULL
Hundreds of the Dead Floated About
as Rescued Rowed to 8afety,
London. A graphic picture of the
loenea that accompanied the sinking
of the. White Star liner Tltanlo giv
Ing a new viewpoint to tale already
told many times, was painted for the
British government's court of Inqui
ry which la Investigating the great
Frank H. Morris, a baker of the lost
ship, told how foreign steerage pas
engera were prevented from rushing
the lifeboats, how sixteen persons
were saved from a collapsible boat' as
It waa sinking, and how the lifeboat
In which . he waa rescued passed
among hundreds' of human beings
Boating In the water In Its path, while
only three of them cried out for help,
Morris' explanation waa that he aup-
posed the others were either dead or
unconscious, being buoyed up by their
"When I went upon the boat deck I
was told to help get lifeboat No. 16
away. There were a number of wom
en by the boat, and there was hardly
any excitement at all as theysentered.
Not a man tried to get Into the boat,
They stood bravely by and bade fare
well cheerfully to their wives and
families who put off In the boats.
"I waa ordered into lifeboat No. 14
by Fifth Officer Lowe, to help man
the oars. . Some foreigners tried, to
rush the boat but Lowe drew his re
volver and firtd half, a dozen shots,
which gent them scampering back.
There were 53 women and children
In our lifeboat when it -swung over
the ship' side..
'We pulled away from the vessel,
but aa there waa plenty of room In
the boat, It waa decided to go back.
We met some other boats that were
not full, and transferred some of our
passengers to these boats. It waa
mighty ticklish work, too, for the
women had begun to grow excited.
"Then we pulled back toward the
Wreck. On the way We passed a col
lapsible lifeboat Which waa so crowd
ed that it waa awash and would not
have lasted much longer. We took 18
persons out of that boat In our own.
The abip went down while we
were rowing toward it. Soon we were
passing; among many bodies. There
must have been hundreds of them,
All were held up by the brand-new
lifebelts which were buckled around
their bodies, and were drifting slow
ly with the current. Only three of
them called out for assistance. I sup
pose the others had become uncon
scious from the ice cold water. It
may be that they were dead. We row
ed around for a while, then set off
after the other boats." ,v
STORM RUINS LEVEE WORK
New Orleana Haa the Greatest Storm
In Her History.
New Orleans. New Orleana with
stood the severest rainstorm In her
history. All of the lower half of Lou
isiana waa affected, and thousands .of
the people who live behind the al
ready terribly strained levees that
hold back the Mississippi's flood wa
ters were panicky.'' . :
The wind ranged from 27 miles an
hour at New Orleans to 40 miles at
Baton Rouge, and at many points
along the river It swept the waves
of the swollen stream over the lev
ees. The Mississippi rfver here was
banked up by the high winds, and
rose eight inchea In two hours, forc
ing the waters over the levees at
several points. i .-'..'-.. . '
After four days of welcome sun
shine, hard rains set in again In Lou
isiana, with high winds reported 100
miles north of New Orleans, and all
along the Mississippi river, where
such a hard battle la on to save weak
strechea in the levees, gloom came
to dispel the extreme optimism that
Tiaa prevailed, .v -.... -,
' Brysfi Working For. Nomination. --
Washington. An attack upon W. J.
Bryan, stating that "his attitude in
this pre-convention campaign be ac
counted for only on the hypothesis
that he hopes to be again nominated
at . the Baltimore convention," was
given out here by the Harmon 'na
tional headquarters. : The statement
calls upon "the Democrats of the
country to give candor to the real
situation." . It declares that a suc
cessful Democratic candidate must
carry Northern states, as well aa
those that Bryan carried in laat race.
Young, Commander of Veterana.
Macon, Ga Gen. Bennett H. Young
of Louisville, Ky, commander of the
Army of Tennessee, waa elected com
mander lnchlef of the United Confed
erate Veterans, succeeding' Acting
Commander-ln-Chlet Gen. C. v Irvine
Walker of Charleston,' S. C. The
names of General Walker and Gen.
W. K. Van Zandt of Texas were both
presented, but they withdrew and the
election of General Young was made
unanimous by a rising vote. Gen. Ir
vine C Walker was uanlmously
elected honorary commander-ln chief.
MAJ. GEORGE C. SQUIER.
fa,,,,, -wwjSfc. nii,i";i. ..J
Major Squler, an officer of the sig
nal corps, has been appointed to mili
tary attache of the American embassy
In London, succeeding MaJ. Stephen
Slocum. v Major Squler Invented the
multiple)! telephone and gave hie pat
ent to the government
PRIMARY IN HiSSlSSIPP
08CAR W. UNDERWOOD BEATS
GOVERNOR WIL80N BY BIG
Vote of Underwood Practically Dou
bled That of Wilaon Giving South
erner Entire Delegation.
Jackson, Miss. Oscar W. Under
wood of Alabama carried the state
of Mississippi in the Democratic pres
idential primaries held in this state.
His vote approximately doubles that
polled for Gov. Woodrow Wilson of
New Jersey, hia only opponent for the
support of this state in the national
Underwood haa received a majority
in three-fourth of the counties of the
state and in nearly every congres
sional district delegates favorable to
him have been elected. The names
of Clark and Harmon do not appear
on the ballots.
The four delegates-at-large elected
are Senator John Sharp Williams, C,
H; Alexander; senator-elect J. K. Var-
daman and Gov. Earl Brewer. The
two former had expressed a personal
preference -for Wilson and the latter
two for Underwood, but under, the
vote of the primary they will, as will
the sixteen district delegates, be com
pelled to vote as a unit for Under
No regularly established headquar
ters for either of the two candidates
existed In this city, their canvass be
ing in the hands of their supporters
Annuities for Old Employees.
Washington. President Taft sent
to congress a message approving the
plan of the commission of economy
and efficiency to retire all govern
ment employees at the age of 70
years on annuities equal to half sal
ary with a maximum limit o: ibuu,
The plan provides that employees en
tering the service after adoption of
the superannuation shall make an
nual contributions to provide a re
tirement fund., , The commission esti
mates that the plan would cost the
government $227,000. ; - ; '
Kanaaa 8tanda for Roosevelt
Independence, Kan. After adopting
resolutions favoring the entire Pro
gressive movement the Republican
state convention named four dele
gates at large to the national con
vention and instructed them for Colo
Tltanlo Wreckage On Iceberg.
Philadelphia. What probably was
the Iceberg which waa struck by the
Titanic was reported , by Captain
Wicke of the German tank steamer
Clio. The captain aays that on April
29, in latitude 41.25 north, longitude
48.43 west, he saw an Iceberg about
130 feet high, one end of which was
broken aa if in a collision. The mass
of ice waa surrounded by steamer sa
loon fittings, deck chairs, cushions
and Innumerable pieces of wreckage.
Endless Prayer Chain Floods Malla.
Chicago. Postoffice . authorities
here are annoyed by the circulation
of numerous anonymous postal cards
arglng the recital and spread of a re
ligious prayer and are endeavoring to
learn the identity of the senders in
order that the flooding of the mails
with the appeals may be Btopped. The
postals, it la believed, are being cir
culated by religious fanatics. They
ask that the recipient recite the pray
er for nine -days and then send nine
postals with the same words to other
persona.. , '., . ' .
Clark Gets Washington Delegation. ,
Walla , Walla,' Wash, The state
Democratic - convention voted to In
dorse Champ. Clar aa lta candidate
for president TKe vote stood: Clark
455. Wilson 106, Bryan 135 1-2, Har
mon 1 1-2. An attempt Was made to
stampede the convention for Bryan,
but it was unsuccessful. The plat
form adopted advocated presidential i
preference primaries, the Initiative,
referendum and recall and publicity
of campaign contributions before the
election. The convention adopted a
resolution endorsing woman'! suffrage.
BLUE AND GRAY
TO JOIN HAND
VETERANS ACCEPT INVITATION
OF G. A. R. TO MEET ON GET
CHATTANOOGA GETS REUNION
Tennessee City Will Entertain Veter
ans In 1913 Won After a
Macon, Ga. The choosing of Chat
tanooga, Tenn., as the convention city
for 1913, the unanimous, enthusiastic
acceptance of the invitation of Gen
eral Trimble, commander-in-chief of
the G. A. R., to merge the blue and
the gray at Gettysburg in July to
heal all remaining- sores of the long
internecine strife of the sixties, the
crowning of MIbs Mary Scandrett of
Macon as queen of the 1912 reunion
before 20,000 people on Coleman'a
hill, and a Georgia sun melting mel
lowly over the city all day, featured
the third day of the twenty-second
annual reunion of ' the Confederate
veterans In Macon. '
Chattanooga's victory in the fight
for the 1913 reunion was a sweeping
victory over both Jacksonville and
San Antonio, and came at the close
of a rather stormy session, although
the uproar which retarded the prog
ress of the convention was not alto
gether the outcome of the fight for
the next meeting place.
The United Confederate Veterans,
In solemn session, paid eloquent and
loving tributes of esteem and rever
ence to their deceased comrades and
leaders. The annual memorial exer
cises were held In the vast audito
rium at Camp Gordon, with the Sons
of Veterans, the Ladles' Memorial
Association and sponsors and maids
Especial trtbutea were paid to the
late Gen. Clement A. Evans, honor
ary commander-in-chief, and to Gen.
George W. Gordon of Memphis, who
died subsequent to his election as
commander-in-chief at the reunion In
Little Rock last year.
At the final session of the South-
era Confederate Memorial Associa
tion the following officers were elect
ed for the ensuing year:
Mra. Daisy M. L. Hodgson, New Or
leans, recording secretary;, . Mrs. J.
Enders Robinson, Richmond, Va., cro
responding secretary; Mrs. J. H. Max
well treasurer; Miss Mary Hall, Au
gusta, Ga., historian; Mra. Virginia
Frazler Voyle, Memphis, poet laure
ate- Mrs. A. McD. Wilson, Atlanta,
vice president for Georgia.
CHARGES AGAINST JUDGE
Houae Committee Hearing Case of
Judge Robert W. Archbald.
Washington. Charges against
Judge Robert W. Archbald of the com
merce court were unfolded before the
house committee on Judiciary which
is to determine if Impeachment pro
ceedings shall be brought against the
How Judge Archbald, In partner
ship with Edward. J. Williams, a
Scranton coal dealer, while deliberat
ing as a judge on the "lighterage
cases" to which the Erie railroad
waa a party, is alleged to have nego
tiated an option from that railroad
for 42,000 tone of culm dump property
to be sold at a $12,000 profit, waa re
leated to the committee by Williams
Judge Archbald heard the testimo
ny, and occasionally looked at photo
graphic copies of letters bearing on
the case, one of them a letter- in
which the judge told of his connec
tion with the culm bank negotiations
in his own words.
In addition to that transaction Wil
liams told of another deal in which
he said Judge Archbald acquired an
Interest with him in an option on a
million acres of Venezuelan timber
land for which the Judge gave a note
for 8500. Williams tried to discount
this note with C. J. & W. P. Boland
of the Marlon Coal company of
Scranton, who had at that time had
case pending before Judge Arch
bald in the Federal court The Bo-
lands refused to discount the note,
and later lost their case. -f. ;
Pressmen Plan National Strike.
Chicago. Apparently beaten In
their efforts to tie up Chicago news
papers officers of the Web Press
men's union, according to a statement
issued by the publishers, have started
movement, for a nation-wide strike
of newspaper pressmen. This and
charges by the publishers that ' the
pressmen were using misleading state
ments In efforts to gain sympathy
were the principal developments in
the situation. The publishers said
they expeoted normal conditions to
prevail before the end of the week.
Flood Refugeea In Terrible Plight
Melville, La. The destitution and
distress that follows In the path of
crevasses had a practical demonstra
tion here when the steamer Whitman
with 750 refugees from the McCrea
section of Point Coupee parish, land
ed at Melville.- These unfortunates
were picked up along the levee where
they had been for three days without
shelter, and an almost continuous rain
had prevented' the cooking of the ra-
tloaa which had been given them.
Many, however, refused to be taken
away. ; .
MISS ELEANOR ANDERSON.
4 if 'Mil
Miss Anderson, who la the daughter
of Medical Director Frank Anderson,
U. S. N., Is to be msrrled on Msy 14
to Ensign Rush 8outhgate Fay, U.
9 KILLED 1NJRAIN WRECK
TRAIN BEARING DIXIE VETERAN8
TO THE MACON REUNION
RAN OFF TRESTLE.
Old Soldiers Assisted In Caring fo
tne Injured Passengera After
Hattlesburg, Miss. Nine persons,
Including three women and two chil
dren, were killed and fifty-six persons
injured when the first section of the
"Van Zandt Confederate Veterans'
Special" of eleven cars, en route from
Texas to the annual reunion at Ma
con, Ga., was wrecked on a trestle,
one mile south of Eastabuchle, Miss.,
on the New Orleans and Northeastern
The locomotive, bagage car, on day
coach and three tourist sleepers were
derailed and tumbled down a high
embankment, making a conglomerate
mass of wood and iron debris.
Though several hundred Confeder
ate veterans were aboard the train,
not one was numbered among the
dead. Several of the veterans were
injured, though none fatally. , The
dead are: .
Mrs. J. L. Cameron, Henderson!)
Texas; Mrs. Charles Holmes, Big
Springs, Texas; J. S. Downing, At
lanta, Ga., president of the Downing
Locomotive Draft Appliance compa
ny; W. A. Wood, Meridian, Miss., en
gineer; two children, aged 3 and 5,
unidentified; one man, aged about 35;
weight 150, unidentified; one man,
aged 30, smooth face, brown hair, uni
dentified; C. C. Jones, a negro fire
man. The derailment waa on a straight
line and the train waa running about
thirty miles an hour. The dead were
brought to HattieBburg.
The scene Immediately after the
crash was made particularly dlstres
Ing by the cries of the Injured. Those
among the aged veterans who were
uninjured immediately went to work
willingly asisting in extricating lest
fortunate comrades, carying them tc
improvised hospitals in the few coach
es not overturned. ,
CLARK CARRIES MARYLAND
Roosevelt and House Speaker Gel
Baltimore, Md. Maryland's sixteen
votes in the national conventiona will
be cast for Theodore Roosevelt and
Speaker Champ Clark. -
. The results werec lose and Colonel
Roosevelt, on the faoe of the returns,
had but one more than the numbei
of votes necessary to control the state
The primaries divided the delegate!
to the state convention aa follows:
Republicans Roosevelt S, Taft 63.
Democrats Clark 72, Wilson 44,.
Harmon 4, In doubt 9.
Majority necesary to control the
Although the preference vote of the
state aa a whole did not determine
the result. It favored Roosevelt and
Clark by pluralities more conclusive
than the division of state delegatei
based on the county preference vota
600 Rebels 8lain In Mexico.
Mexico - City. Six hundred rebels
were killed and the remainder of .a
force of 1,500 were sent scurrying to
Cuatro Cienegas during a .fight with
400 Federals under Colonel Pato
Gonzales, according to reports receiv
ed from the field of action. The Fed
eral loss is not given. The numbei
of dead, considering the force of the
government, is considered remarka
ble. , The battle took place between
Cuatro Cienegas sjnd Monclova. It
waa the second I engagement within
four days. ;
Titanic Victims Killed by Exposure.
Halifax, N. S. Only one of the
seventeen persons whose bodies were
recovered by the cableshlp Mlnla in
the vicinity of the Titanic tragedy
died from drowning, in the' opinion
of the cable ahip'a physician. The
other sixteen perished from . expoa
nn death ensulna aome four honrt
after the vessel sank!. Thla waa dem
onstrated by examination of the bod
ies, water being found in the lunga
of but one person. Thla statement
was made by Rev. W. H. Cunning
ham, who accompanied the Mlnla.
MUST ATTEND THE
THI8 ORDER TO THE TEACHER8
BY THE COUNTY BOARD OF
TWO WEEKS TERM AT A. & M.
8everal Schoola In the State Will Con
, duct Summer Terms Teachers
Who Attend Entire 8ession Will be
Allowed an Increaae In Salary.
Raleigh. By order of the county
Board of Education of Wake county
and with the consent of the State
Superintendent of Public Instruction
and of the authorities of the A. and
M. College, the two week's May
School of that Institution haa been
adopted as the regular Biennial Coun
ty Teachers Institute for Wake
county: Provided, that any person or
persons who wish to teach In the pub
llo schools of Wake upon aome regu
lar county teachers' institute or sum
mer school approved by the Wake
County Board of Education, for atten
dance upon the A. and M. May School
The A. and M. School begtna May
The State Normal and Industria'
College, of Greensboro, will conduct
a two week'a Institute. This work
will be In charge of expert teachere
and superintendents. The Board of
Education heartily recommends thlF
institute to such Wake county teach
ers aa cannot attend some summer
schools of longer duration.
Several schools in the state will
conduct summer terms. The Unlver
slty of North Carolina, the State Nor
mal and Industrial College, and the
East Carolina Teachers' Training
School have submitted their courser
of study for approval by the Board
of Education. Teachers wishing tc
attend other summer sessions are re
quested to submit announcements of
courses of study for approval.
Primary teachers who attend the
entire aession of the above-named
summer schools and of such others
as may hereafter be approved will
be allowed an Increase of thirty-five
dollars, or seven dollars per month
for a term of five months In their
next year's salaries, and grammar
grade teachers and principals will bf
given an Increase of fifteen dollars or
three dollars per month.
Man Been Missing Several Daya.
. James McCulloch, white, is missing
from Wilmington. When last seen
he was dozing on the stern of r
launch bound for Southport. He was
alone at his place on the launch, and
his absence was discovered about 10
miles south of this city. Whether he
went to sleep, fell overboard and he
was drowned, Is a question. It, how
ever, la probably the truth. There
Is a possibility that he swam ashore
but this is not probable. It is th(
general opinion that he was drownedJ
Special Tax Electlona to Be Held.
The county board of education hag
approved the calling of special fax
elections in two townships of this
county. In district No. 3, Barrlnger
township, a special tax of fifteen
cents on the hundred and forty-five
on the poll will be held June 22. A
similar election will be held in district
No. 2. Coddle Creek township, June
8. The board decided to help In th(
building of a new school house in
what is known aa the county line
Reconvene County Convention.
Col. J. C. L. Harris has sent out
the call for the reconvening of the
Republican county convention of Wake
May 18th at 1 o'clock in the after
noon. The action Is taken upon find
ing that there Is a law that seems
to make obligatory the holding of the
Republican primary. This would
set the date for June 1 and the Re
publicans want to be regular. Before
that time the state and congressional
conventions will have met and set
tled the right of the Harris conven
tlon to convene.
Hookworm Dispensary In Wilson.
Drs. R. W. Covington and G. F.
Leonard. In charge of the work, at
tended by a committee of Wilson
physicians, appeared before the board
of county commissioners at their
regular monthly meeting and ufged
the adoption of hookworm dispensar
ies in Wilson county under the aus
pices of the Rockefeller Commission,
who have charge of the fund donated
by Mr. John Rockefeller . for this
purpose. Dr. Covington stated that
It la one of the most beneficial move
ments that has yet been made.
State School for the Faeble-Mlnded..
With the Impressive ceremonies bf
the Masonlo order, the cornerstone of
the first building of the North Caro
lina Shhool for : the Feeble-Minded
waa laid at Ktnston. The ceremonies
were conducted by Grand Master W.
B. McCoy, of Wilmington, and other
officers of the Grand Lodge of Ma
sons and local lodges. A mixed Quar
tet rendered several selections and in
strumental muaio waa furnished by
the Second Infantry band. Concluding
the Masonic ceremonies, Grand M ast
ir McCoy divered an address.
FOR CRAVEN COUNTY FAIR
Mr. Williams of New Bern la Boosting
the Project He Haa Made Many
Visits In County. 1
Raleigh Mr. J. Leon Williams, re)
resenting the Eastern Carolina Fal
Association as secretary, waa here
from a long junket in which be had
visited the fair grounds of seevral
Mr. Williams had been to Brock
ton, Massachusetts, the Trenton Tri
Stata fair grounds of New Jersey, the
Allentown fair of Pennsylvania, the,
Mecklenburg fair and ended his trip
in Raleigh with Col. Jos. E. Pogue:
He brought back blue printa and pic
tures of those associatlona visited and
will have something upon which to
The New Bern fair will be held In
October. This is the plan now and
there doesn't appear to be anything
in the way of making it one of the
greatest things of lta kind ever at
tempted by any county association.
It has plenty of money as a starter
and the Craven county folks expect to
make It every bit anj grain as good
as the Mecklenburg or Greensboro
From the pick of all. the grouds
visited, the Craven people will get
their plans. Mr. Williams will de
vote a good part of his time between
now and October towards getting
everything In readiness and work will
soon start on the development of the
Though Mr. Williams found Meck
lenburg in a rather bad way, the ex
perience of the county in the fair
bualuess was worth s great deal. It
always did things worth while and
had a great exhibition. New Bern has
an advantage hardly vouchsafed - to
Charlotte. That city had a dosen
rivals near the Queen City, while New
Bern has a great territory without
actual opposition in the fair line.
Mr. Williams is remembered well
by Trinity boys aa the 1907 red-hea
ed leader of the Trinity Glee Club
Interest In Southeaatern States.
Never before has there been ucb
widespread interest In the South
eaatern States as Is now being mani
fested throughout the North and
Went. The resources and opportun
ities of the entire section are better
known than ever before and the'
agents 'of the Land and Industrial
Department of the Southern Railway
Company are meeting with encour
aging success in the solictation ol
farm settlers and tho establishment
of new Industries.
The growing interest of the peo
ple of other sections in the advan
tages of the Southeastern States is
summed up in the following para
graph from a recent report of the
Western Agent of the Southern Rail
way Land and Industrial Depart
ment: ''The work of this office reveala the
continued and growing Interest on
the part of resldenta of the North
and West In the Southeast and lta
opportunities in agriculture and the
various lines of business, and our
territory was never before so well
and favorably known In the sections'
In which we are soliciting new busi
ness, or had aa active Inquiry con
cerning its resource, advantages and
possibilities. We are anticipating an
active spring and summer business."
North Carolina New Enterprlaea.
Charters were Issued for two new
corporations aa follows: The Pied
mont Hardwood Company, Statesville,
capital $100,000 authorized and $10,
000 subscribed by B. R. Thurman, A.
J. Saley and others. The Como Auto
mobile Supply Company, Charlotte,
capital $50,000 authorized and $10,000
subscribed by Morehead Jones, C.
C. Coddlngton, Mrs. Maggie M. Jones,
and Mrs. Marjorle L. Coddlngton.
First Real Steps For County Fair,
' The first real steps toward the es
tablishment of a county fair In Meek
Ineburg this fall is being taken In
the advertising for bids for the con
struction of a race track on the prop
erty of the Charlotte. Fair Association
west of Charlotte, near Lakewood
Park. The advertisement for bids
recites that fact that the contract will
include the removal of aome 25,000
cubic yards of earth and that plans
and specifications can now be seeir
at the office of Mr. C. A. Spratt.
Special 8chol Tax Election.
At its regular session the Wain -
oounty board of education recom
mended to the board of commission,
ers a special school tax election for
the .village of Wake Forest It will
be recalled that an election was call
ed for this district on the first Mon
day In April. : On account of certain
technicalities the election waa' called
off and a new one ordered. The peo
ple of the classic town of Wake For
est are to. be congratulated upon
their determination to have firat-claat
achool facilities for their children.
Judgea For 8peclal Election. ;
The county commissioners have
appointed G. G. McCain, registrar and
L. W. McDonald Judgea t hold an
election tor apeclal school tax In
district No. for the negroes on the
line between Buford and Jackson
townships. Aa it waa agreed that
the whites should not be taxed for
the colored race, the negroes have
not been taxed, and this is the only
negro district that haa applied for '
the special tax. It la believed there
will be many more and it is commen
dable, ahowfcac-the progressive spirit