ELKIN, N.C.. THURSDAY, NOV. 26,1908
Two Serious Accidents.
About midnight, Tluirsday of
last week, Lawson Caudle and
Wilboni McCann, both of whom
live near the foot of the Blue
Kidge to the right of Roaring’
Oap, got into a difficulty result
ing in McCann cutting Candle
about the side and abdomen.
The knife cut entirely through
the abdomen, making a gash
several inches long, tiirongh
which the intestines protruded.
Dr’s. Ring and Reece were called
and gave the injured man such
attention as he needed, but they
report Caudle’s condition as ve
ry serious. The intestines were
not cut but they had been ex
posed so long that luH chances
of recovery are diuiiuished there-
VVliile on l.heir way back to El
kin Dr’s. Ring and Reece were
’phoned to come to the Elkin Ve
neering Company’s, plant at the
loot of the mountain. Here
log had rolled over a man named
Holcomb, mashing him up piet-
ty badly—breaking his colar
bone and two ribs. They gave
Holcomb the necessary attention
after which they returned to El
kin, having had a very strenuous
day’s work of it.
Later—Since tli« above was set
up we learn that Caudle died Sun
day morning about 6 o’cliiek. So
far as is known at this writing
McCann has not lieen put under
arrest and it is believed that he
is dodging’the officers. Two wo
men are said to be mixed up with
this affair, Init we cannot vouch
for the truth of this statement.
President elect Taft and fami'yj Tom Johnston of Cleveland,
will go to Augusta, Georgia just | Ohio, has managed to Keep him.
before the holidays where they i self in the lime light for a dozen
will spend a part of the winter, years or more. He has been much
While in Augusta they will be
the guests of London A. Thomas.
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It is said that President elect,
Taft is determined that his pledg-
HS to the-people in favor of tarifT
revision shall be kept. If it ne
cessitates a fight between Mr.
Taft and Mr. Cannon then the
fight will be made He promises
a fair, just, and equitable revis
ion of the tariff, and he is going
to see to it that this is done.
CondensedNevt'S Items and Edito*
rial Comment on Various Topics,
Judge Taft declares that not a
single member of his cabiTiet has
\’et been determined on.
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President Roosevelt’s use of
the word ‘frazzle’ has called forth
considerable comment. It seems
to be a new word, witli a greats
many, but down in this neck of
the woods it has been a familiar
word for half a century or more.
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A delegation of lumbermen of
Wilimington have gone to Wash
ington to oppose the reduction of
tariir on lumber. Every man’s
views on this question are biased
by his personal interests.
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A dispatch from Caracas, Veue-
zu la, says that President Castro
expects to go to Europe for the
purpose of undergoing a surgical
operation. It is said that Castro
has never been out. of his native
Venezuela exc(;pt once or twice he
has made trips into the neighbor
ing country of Columbia.
Andrew Carnegie has written a
magazine article in which he
makes an argument in./'---
the abolif ion of Hy-V^iiTonsteel
and oil. Hig.jci'y^hat these in-
dustr^i^^an no longer beregard-
itifanlile, and in his opinion
will not be affected by the re
moval of the duty on steel and
,Tohn D. Rockefeller says that
the Standard Oil Company last
year declaired dividends to the
amount of 140,000,000and that
another |40,000,000 of profits
was added to the company’s
surplus, which is now said to be
1300,000,000. It is further
stated that the company’s pro
fits during the past few years
have amounted (o more than half
a billion dollars.
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There seems to be much bad
feeling growing out of the recent
trial of Dr. W. S. Gregory, the
Roanoke, Virginia dentist, for an
alleged assault on a lady, a pa
tient in his office, while und(:r the
influence of chloroform. It ap
pears that the verdict of not guil
ty did not suit the people of Roa
noke, and they are talking of
warning him to leave the city
The negroes of the city served no
tice on Lee Martin, a colored as-
Bistent who was Greg >ry’a chief
witness, warning him to leave the
city—aud he has left.
Their is some probaility that
.1. A. Smith. Repnblioaii candidate
for congress in the 9lh district, I
will contest wi*h E. Y. Webb forl^*^''*'^ made, that he
a seat in the next - congress, one
of the grounds upon which
will l)!',se his contest is the claims
that certain boxes should be
thrown out because in these boxe.«
several tickets were found folded
It is now stated that the Re
publican bosses have practical
ly agreed on Elihu Root, .Mr.
Efoosevelt’s Secretary of State,
for United States Senator to suc
ceed Seimtor Platt. It is heliev
ed that Mr. Taft would like to
have Mr. Root in his cabinet in
charge of the State port folio, but
he is willing to try to get along
without him if Mr. Root really,
desires to enter the Senate and
it is said, he does.
The 20 ton baLtleship, North
Dakota, the first of its class to
be built for the United States
navy, has been launched. It be
longs to what is knovk-n as the
Dread naught class; several of
which, about a half dozen we be
lieve, have been builtin England.
Our government has others of
the same class in building. These
engines of destruction keep get
ting larger and larger. It is now
proposed to build them with a
displacement of 30,000 or even
Joe Cannon will have to make
some effort to secure re-election
as Speaker of the House of Rep-
esentatives in the nest Congress.
The Republicans have a majori
ty of 40 to 45 in the 61st Con
gress and of course will elect a
speaker, but it may not be Joe
Cannon. We believe it would be
better for the party and for the
country if some other Republican
could be elected. Cannon otight
to be defeated but it is doubtfjil
if he can be. He will have the
machine politicians at his back.
Mr. Bryan is ready to do ser
vice again for the Democratic
party as its candidate for the
Presidency if the’ circumstances
demand it. He is reported as
having so expressed himself in a
recent interview at San Antonio,
Texas. Bryan has astronghold
on the radical wing of the Demo
cratic party and that wing has
been in the ascendency in the
party, and will probably remain
so. In this event Mr. Bryan
may again lead the party to de
feat. It could hardly be expect
ed that he could lead it to any
The News and Observer says,
’■you can buy part of the people
som ^ of the time, all the people
part of the time, but you cannot
i>uy all the people all of the time.”
Now, isn’t that a rather damag
ing admission? The second prop
osition above quoted includes Jo
sephus, himself. Some people in
Ihe state parhaps regarded him as
purchasable, but we did not ex
pect that he would admit it. We
are willing for Josephus to speak
for himself, but we protest against
his speaking for the Times and
Its editor. We do not care to risk
anything on an investment of that
kind, but out of curiosity we
would like to know his price.
in politics, a Democrat, and more
radical perhaps than Bryan. He
has twice or more bben elected
mayor of his home city, Cleveland,
he is serving in that offical capa
city at the present time. He i
a brilliant man and agreat hustler.
He has been consideredquite weal
thy; he has been accustomed to
doing big things financially, but
suddenly there hnscome a change
He now annoui ces that his for
tune has been lost as a result
of his giving to much attention to
the affairs of bis deceased broth
er’s estate to the neglect of his
(HI u finiincial ii.terests. He fur
in a statement he re
saved his for!une had .he been
willing to run away from his
fight for wellfare of the people of
Cles'eland and give his per.‘<ona
attention to his own interests.
The reasons prompting this last
statement can be the better ap
preciated when the reader knows
that Mr. Johnson intends lo make
the race again for mayor of Cleve
land. Devotion to the pjjo^^s
interest is the best card th^ ^ma-
gogue has to play on. /
Bryan as An Evangelist Would
Rev. French E. Oliver, who is
holding a revival meeting here,
has issued an open letter to Mr.
Bryan urging the Nebraskan to
become an evangelist and pre
dicting that Mr. Bryan would
become the equal of the Apostle
“Twelve years ago,” writes Mr.
Oliver, ‘T wrote you a letter in
which I stated my conviction
that you should preach the gos
pel and added theetfifct-emeiit tliat
if you would consecrate your
wonderful talents to God, as an
evangelist, the Bryan of the
twentieth century would equal
the Paul of the first century as a
champion of tlie cause of Christ.
“Personally your three defeats
have been three sources of sor
row to me, as 1 ha\boped to see
you elected to t’,>presidency.
Who knows? Perhaps God has
withheld the presidency from you
in order that you may become
more to your country than Pres
ident. 1 am firmly convinced
that one ambassador of Christ
of your caliber is worth to this
nation more than 10,000 Presi
“This impression regarding
your fitness for the great work
named has been strongly in my
heart for 12 years, and I pray
God that it may become a fire
in your soul.”—Burlington,
In the last 90 days we have sold and made up:
8 suits at $35 each.
10 suits at $30 each, and 16 suits frcm $22 to 127,50
We have sold in the same time from stock 27 suits
from $15 to $18 each, besides many cheaper suits.
We have received a big shipment of the latest styles
in Clothing and
Come at once and select a suit for Christmas. W
have gome great values in suits frcm $4.00 to $7.50.
C_me and see what we have.
What God Gives to a Boy.
A body to keep clean and healthy,
as a dwelling for his mind and a
temble for his soul.
A pair of hands to use for him
self and others, but never against
others for himself.
A pair of feet to do errands of
love, and kindness and charity,
and business, but not to loiter in
p’aces of mischief or temptation
A pair of lips to speak true,
kind, brava words.
A pair of ears to hear music of
birds, tree and human voice, but
not to give heed to what the ser
pent says or to what dishonors
God or his mother.
A pair of eyes to see the beauti
ful, the good and the true—God’s
finger priut in flower and snow-
flakea. — Household.
Copyright 1908 by
SCHLOSS BROS. & CO.
Fine Clothes Makers
Baltimore and New York
WHERE DOLLARS RING LOUD
; Aiew Clothing store’s suits,
oVef>eoats, shoes and ha'ts are new
and! fresh—no old goods carried
over from year to year.
The new Clothing store’s pr:ces
are lowest—quality considered.
There’s whea your dollars ring
SNOW CLOTHING COMP^'NY
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sell Statson hats, Stetson
and Knox clothing.
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ELKIN, N. C.
How much time do you
spend thinking about your
The way to be well dress
ed is to wear Clothes you
don’t have to think about!
Throw the burden of the
Clothes question on us.
11 you'll do this, you’ll
wear the right sort of
Clothes, and you’ll not pay
too much for them.
Our good Clothes don’t
cost you a penny mor« than
the other kind.
They cost you less in the
Snits $8.50 Dp,
Overcoats $2.98 Dp,
Trousers $2.00 Dp.
Depositions in Oklahoma.
McAlester, OkIu., jSov. 13.—It
has been announced here that
Judge Spencer B. Adams,former
ly of the Citizenship Court, ex-
Senator Marion Butler and some
eminentcounsel will arrive in this
city next Sunday to taKe depos
ition in the libel suit brought by
Adams against Butler. The
party will go from here to Ard
more, where more deposition
will be taken.—Special To The
The Birds Work Long Hours.
“Our hours,” said a nature
student, are nothing to birds.
Why, some birds woik in summer
nineteen hours a dny. Indefali-
gably they clear crops of insects.
“The thrush gets up at 2:30
every summer morning. He
rolls up his sleevei' and falls to
work at once, and he never stops
until 9:30 at night. A clean
ninetreu hours. During that
time he feeds his voracious young-
two hundred and six times.
‘•The blackbird starts to work
at the same time as the thrush,
but he lays off earlier. His whis
tle blows at 7:30, and duriug
his seventeen-hour day he sets
about one hundred meals before
his kiddies. ^
“The titmouse is up and about
by 3 o’clock in the morning, and
his stopping time is ijioeatnight.-
A fast worker, the titmouse is
said to feed his young four hun
dred and seveuteenj meals—meals
of caterpillars miunly—in the
long, hard, hot dtiv.”—The Ev
N. L. CRANFORD &
ONE PRICE CLOTHIERS
WINSTON, N. C.
“Animals,” saidj the teacher,
“frequently becom^ attached to
people, but plants n<i'er do.”
“How about burl^ teacher?”
queried the small bojiat the fool
of the class.—Chicaga.News.
“Well,” said a man'toanother
yesterday morning, '‘you’ll get
no more licker from Bob Ruh
sell.” Utterconaternation mixed
with incredulity spread over the
listener’s countenance. “Why?”
said he. “Because Bob is de.id,”
was the reply. Bob Rii.ssell, a
good old ante-bellum darkey de
parted this life Sometime Mon
day night, aged about 70. 'I'here
was nothing mean about him
and he never did one !niy harm;
but sell whiskey he would in spile
of the law, the world, the flesh,
the chain gang and the devil.
Bob couldn’t help it. It came
naturally. Once he sold it while
serving a sentence in ja,il. An
other time lie made a snng sum
and came home with money,while
.serving ijn the Randolph, chain
gang. He hasindfed sold bis
last pint. The jug is emply.
Prohibition has come to Bob.—
Mother—I hear you were at the
foot of the class last week. Tom
Tommy—^^’Twasn’t my fault,
.lohniiy Smith, who’s always at
the foot was sick at home.—The
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