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COLUMBUS, POLK COUNTY, N. C, THURSDAY, AUGUST 12,t909.
TAR HEEL CHRONICLES
Happenings And Doings Cleaned From All Parte
Of The Old North State.
DISTURBERS SHOT BY OFFICER
GLOUCESTER DAY PAGEANT
Teachers at Windsor.
Windsor, Special. The Bertie
county teachers (white) have Been
attending an institute here for two
weeks. Prof. J. Henry Highsmith,
of Wake Forest College, and Miss
Fulghum, of the Goldsboro graded
school, have been very busy instruct
ing them. Their teaching has been
very entertaining and the teachers
and public have enjoyed them. They
both stand at the very top of their
profession. Superintendent Askew
has been of great assistance in this
excellent work. Hon. Francis D. Win
ston delivered an admirable address
on "Local History." He gave a great
number of unknown but highly in
teresting facts and incidents relat
ing to this historic county. He urged
the formation of a society in each
county having for its obeject securing
portraits of the county's useful men
and women to be hung in the court
rooms. He narrated more than fifty
of Bertie's noble sons and daughters
who, by the usual standards of great
ness, would be entitled to adorn the
walls of our splendid court room.
Striking was his appeal for more
local work on the part of our histor
ical societies. He has given this mat
ter much thought. It will be re
called that he introduced the bill,
establishing "North Carolina Day"
in the public schools. His idea is
that the great movements have all
been written up ; that court houses
and homes are full of hidden valu
able material; that a study of each
localitv will be the basis of a fine
State history. He suggested a course
of lectures at our colleges in the
different counties by a person from
eacli of them.
The address was interesting and
most instructive. Old Soldiers' Day
will be observed here on Thursday
next. A great crowd will be here.
Generally about four thousand peo
Tanners' Alliance Picnic.
Gold Rock, Special. Beaver Dam
Farmers Alliance, at Powell's school
house, gave their annual barbecue
and picnic. It was a day of feasting
for all present. Mr. H. M. Cates, of
Alamance county. State Lecturer, was
on band, who after dinner delivered
an able address which made a last
ing impression upon all who heard
him. With his wit and humor, com
bined with hard, plain facts, he
drove things home. All who heard
him enjoyed his address, for all ex
pressed a longing for the time when
be shall come again. When the
speaking was over the Alliance met
in regular session, taking in several
new members. They elected to the
State Alliance, which meets at Hills
boro, Amrust 10, T. E. Powell, dele
gate, and Dr. Henry Whitaker, alter
nate. The Alliance is widening m
its inflnpnro. Tt is bringing the farm
ers to realize their position and they
are beginning to grasp some of the
manv advantages which it holds out
An Unruly Convict.
Goldsboro, Special. News has just
reached this city of a very unfor
tunate occurrence that took
One Died Sunday Horning Othex j .
May Recover Officer's Story Ju- 9Skttth Annhmrc nf Cottlamfint
tifies Shooting Negro Employe!
Asheville, N. C, Special. Mr. John
Bunting of Wilmington, a traveling
salesman of the Chattanooga Medi
cine Company, diedin the Mission
Warships in the Harbor and Many
Fishing Vessels Also Dress For
tunate occurrence that took place .. , , ' , . jd
Friday at the county home, situated I Hospital berc Sunday-morning, soorf
seven miles north of Goldsboro. A
gang of convicts is at work on the
farm, and one, Will Snead, a negro
who is serving a sentence for burn
ing a house to gain the insurance,
has of late refused to work, complain
ing that he was not well. The sup
erintendent, E. D. Williams, called
in a physician to examine the negro.
He was pronounced to be in a thor
oughly sound condition. Upon such
medical advice Mr. Williams ordered
Snead to return to his labors along
with the rest. The negro grew more
and more obstinate, absolutely re
fusing to touch an implement, when
Williams, assisted by his seventeen-year-old
son, Edgar, endeavored to
place shackles on the unruly convict,
who resisted to the extent of even at
tacking the superintendent. Mr.
Williams was obliged to shoot. The
bullet missed the negro, but took ef
tect on young Williams, passing
through his leg a little above the
knee. Luckily it is only a flesh
wound and the young man is reported
as doing well.
after midnight as a result of a shoot- J Gloucester, Mass. With United
ing scrape at the Gladstone Hotel, itates warships booming their greet
Black Mountain, Saturday morning g ,1
at 1:30 o'clock, while Mr. P. C. Col- ,treetg and fully 25000 strangers in
lins, a prominent banker of Hillsboro, the city eager to witness the gorgeous
is also at the hospital in an adjoining pageant, "The Canterbury Pilgrims,
ward with a bad wound in the right i "Gloucester Day," or the 286th anni-
. i versary of the settlement oi tne town
side. Ihe two men' received their Dy the Pilgrims, was enthusiastically
hurts at the hands of F. C. Watkins, observed here.
. . , I President Taft had planned to take
town constable of Black Mountain, 1 part Jn tnereat celebration, but the
a room at the Gladstone Hotel Satui prolonged sessions of Congress, with
day morning about 1:30 o'clock. The the announced program
day morning several hours after the he Taft came here the of
shooting occurred and taken to the rjick Hammond, and Mrs. Taft, Rob-
hospital for treatment. It was found i ert and Helen Taft and their aunt,
that Mr. Bunting was suffering from
internal hemorrhage. Mr. , Collins,
while dangerously hurt, will proba
The officer tells the following story:
I went up to the room," said the
Mrs. More, arrived in the afternoon.
Governor Draper and his staff came
at noon and were entertained with
other distinguished guests at the City
Hall. Admiral Dewey's Manila flag
ship, the Olympia, the scout cruisers
Salem and Chester, tne cruisers cm-
Let Train Run Over Him.
Winston-Salem, Special. Suicide
terribly planned and spurred on by
fear that he had slain his wife was
the fate of Harrison Cline, 22 years
old. Tne young man s body was
found cut to pieces on the tracks of
the Southern Railway in Salem early
Saturday night he fired three shots
from a revolver at his wife of a year,
who had left but a few months ago,
just before their child was born.
Clinq went to her father's house,
where she was staying, Saturday and
begged her to return to him. one
refused and he fired upon her at a
distance of six feet. One bullet graz
ed her fingers and she fell fainting.
Her father, W. F. Gordon, grappled
with him, but Cline broke away, leav
ing his revolver. Apparently he be
lieved he had killed his wife and
this led to his horrible suicide. The
foWmer's inrv found a note in his
Docket indicating that he was des
nTAtelv inclined beiore ne visnea
constable, 1 'where the men were andleaeo and Hartford, the President's
entered. The room was in darkness ; yacht the Sylph, and all the vessels
and as I entered I struck a match to of the fishing fleet, tor which industry
see my way and lighted a lamp. One the port if mou, had flags and
4.u t j ? i u- v. bunting wherever they could be die-
of the men I don t know which one, UJS Bells on shTe and cannon
asked who I w?as and I said a police n gea usmered in the day's celebra-
orhcer tne town constable. Une oi tinn at noon.
A new natent treaty was promul
gated by the United States and Ger
Women of Massachusetts planned
a four weeks' trolley camfclgn for
"votes for women." ' T
The Hochl. of Toklo, says that
force is the only recourse of Japan
to solve her problems in China.
M. Pelot Gaudart, in a Voisin bi
plane, beat Mr. Wilbur Wright's high
flight record by rising 120 metres.
The dilatory methods of the recent
Cuban Congress caused President Go
mez to force through important measures.
The Peary "relief ship," the Jeanie,
began her voyage from St. Johns,
N. F.. to Etah, Greenland, to carry
supplies to the explorer.
A house of retreat will be built at
Fordham University, New York, for
the men who seek rest in temporary
seclusion from the world.
The meeting of the Emperor of
Russia and President Fallieres
strengthened the Franco-Russian al
liance in the. direction of peace.
W. H. Mitchell, of Thomasville,
fla.. chareed with attempting to ab-
4 duct his relative, Miss Lucille Linton,
was sentenced to tne cnam gang.
Madrid sprinkled her chief thor
oughfares with sand to make it easier
for horsemen to maneuvre in ngnung
mobs in the expected general strike.
M. Vandervelde, the Socialist
leader in Belgium, announced that
he would go to the Congo to defend
the American missionaries accused
Count Witte's appearance at the
imperial dinner for the King and
Queen of Denmark is regarded as an
indication that he will regain politi
the men with an oath said in effect,
' Well, we take care of all police
here. ' At about that time one of them
kicked the door shut and then the
light was snuffed out. One of the
men jumped at me and grabbed me
about the neck, the other at the time
also closing in and clinching. The
men were both of strong build; one
of them had something in his hand
but I don't know what it was. When
they closed in on me and grabbed me,
one reached for my pistol pocket. I
drew my revolver, a 32-calibre Smith
& Wesson and in the darkness fired
twb shots and the men staggered
back; one of them fell. When I went
in there was a third person in the
room, but whether he got out before
the shooting I don't knew. I called
for the door to be opened and it was
opened, I don't know whether from
the inside or outside. A light was
secured and the manager came in. I
assisted one of the men to a bed; the
other one went out into the hall. A
physician was summoned and in com
pany with the physician the men were
brought to Asheville for medical
treatment. ' '
At the inquest over Bunting how-
large I ever, two negro men, employes in the
Thejageant was given at Stage
As a prelude to the grand fete of
the evenine a military, naval and
civic parade was arranged for the
early afternoon and included officers.
marines and jackie3 from the war
shins in the harbor, several compa
nies of militia and Governor Draper,
escorted by Troop A, of the Massa
chusetts National Guard, the Lancers.
These horsemen, attired in their dress
uniforms of red, attracted no end of
attention. The parade was reviewed
at the City Hall by Governor Draper,
Mayor Parsons and members of the
Gloucester city government. The
young members of the Taft family
occupied a box near the reviewing
stand and with them were four chil
dren of the family of the late Presi
Percy Mackaye's play, "The Can
terbury Pilgrims," was arranged as a
Magistrate Leroy B. Crane, of New
York City, sailed for Europe on a
Carnegie has spent over 351,000,
000 on libraries $35,000,000 in the
Dr. John Guiteras, the renowned
yellow fever expert, has resigned as
chief sanitary officer of Havana.
The Wright brothers, in building
their machines, work with their own
hands and refuse to leave the ranks
of mechanics or'TSTseek society.
David R. Birch, United States Con
sul at Alexandria, Egypt, and Mrs.
Birch, have returned to America after
an absence of nearly lour years.
The Rev. Dr. Price, pastor of the
Washineton Heights Methodist Epis
copal Church, criticised Dr. Eliot's
"new religion" as lacking the "vital
George W. Gail, one of the wealth
iest and best-known citizens of Balt
imore, died following an operation
for an intestinal perforation due to
The Rev. Dr. John Henry Jowetta
visiting English clergyman, warned
his hearers at New York City of the
dangers of a religion of the head
rather than of the heart.
Charles Denby. formerly Consul
General at Shanghai, ss an era of
remarkable manufacturing activity is
at hand in China, and that the door
is open to American investors.
Pope T-ius received in audience the
Rieht Rev. Charles J. O'Reilly, Bish
op of Baker City, Oregon, who pre
sented John J. McGrane, of Brooklyn,
and a pilgrimage of seventy-five per
Augustine Birrell, chief secretary
for Ireland, is quoted as saying that
President Taft, in his inaugural ad
dress, pronounced the doom of the
hope for the disarmament ot nations.
The use of the spitball is being de
cried all along the line just now.
Pitcher Sallee, of the Cardinals,
seems to be considerable of andiron
man for work.
The New York Americans sold
McConnell, one of their pitchers, to
the Rochester Chib.
President Dovey has prohibited
sea-water bathing in the morning by
the Boston players.
It is said that Ned Hanlon, of
Baltimore, is negotiating ior mo
controlling interest in the Boston
Tf is said that Roger Bresnahan
will not be able to catch again this
vear because of a torn ligament in
FINE FOR THE NERVE.
Invalid Is this a good place for
Proprietor of Heanh Resort Is It?
Why when I opened up here I only
charged $2 a day now I've got th
nerve to charge $10 -Town Topics.
New Bridge Over Tar River a Big
'Rocky Mount, Special. For the
- i A "
past several days tne American
D!J rrnn,. VlOC IrOTtt 1 J1T?6
force of hands at work putting into mnw, tw."rr." 77"
Being Carved in Italy.
RaWh. Soecial. The Secretary
of the North Carolina Historical Com
mission has received a letter from
Mr. F. W. Ruckstuhl, the eminent
New York sculptor, who is executing
the marble bust of Governor William
A. Graham for the Commission, that
he would sail from New York for
Florence. Italv. where the bust is be
imr nnrvf. to nut the finishing
touches on the work himself. It wil
hp P.nrvpd from the best Carrara mar
ble, will be one and one-quarter life
size, and will cost when completed,
ho nPAstal. $1,000. It
will be shipped to America about
September 1st, and will be deliver
ed to the Historical Commission
about the middle of October.
Cotton Oil Mill For Whitakers.
Rocky Mount, Special. Mr. S. S.
Toler left Tuesday for Whitakers
for the purpose of beginning upon
the work of the erection of a cotton
seed oil mill for the Southern States
Cotton Oil and Refining Company, in
accordance with a contract recently
received by the irm of D. J. Ross
& Co. The contract calls for com
pletion of the three mills in time to
handle the fall crop.
i.u ,r,H( whir.h ine ouieer was xiwt jubmhou h
raSr buid for the men showed no dis-
Atlantic Coast Line across the Tar position .eiu
river near this citv. The contract is bond m the sum of $o,00U.
onite a ?arge one and it will reqnire He said that when he reached the
qevpral weeks beiore tne large aouuie "vci v, rrv
trick bridge is placed intoposition. their night clothing, barefooted and
The bridge company has about sev- irigmeiicu.
entv-fl? T carloads of material at Various quests of the hotel, men
enty-nve cariou WOmen, testified as to the dis-
South Rocky Mount and created by Bunting and Col
unloaded and put into p in their room about midnight,
fast as !5J2a3K Several of them stated that the two
oneither be r"d S men re shouting and using profane
SfSr-constable to quiet
dude a putting into commission of the disturbers.
the new bridge during ui.y
and it is expected to put the double
tracking from this city to Battleboro
into use before the winter.
Sunday Merrymakers Drown.
Toledo. O.. Special. Two men and
one woman were drowned and seven
J -rUl-, Uffiimlti7
men were resuueu --j
when a launch containing a gay par
- T-i n
Heavy ' men.vmakers capsized in Mau-
Kinston, Special.-The heaviest feet off c? the Casino, a
rainstorm of the summer passed over thgat at 4 0ciock Sunday
this city Sunday afternoon wnicn mornn& AU were residents of To-
tined until early Monday morning. f tfa drowned, was
The total amount of ramtall was.oa. q and took out
Since June 1st, tne ioia xu
amounted to 21. 84 inches.
To Protect Young Boys.
Winston-Salem, Special. A society
has been formed here to exercise su-
the party of ten men and one woman
over the earnest protests 01 mo
Congressman in Fight.
Washington,' Special Representa-
his right shoulder
The Washington Club has signed
dramatic pageant and produced under the veteran outfielder Jimmy Sebring
the direction of Eric Pape. Tne on the chance that he may snow some
music for the evening was especially Qf nis former ability.
composed and arranged by Walter If Hans Wagner cannot play his
Damrosch. The play was enacted best me for tne rest Df the season
under the leadership of Charles Dou- tne pjttsburgs may find it a difficult
ville Coburn and in it there were tn Vpen the Cubs from passing
nearly a thousand persons including
the Coburn players, an adult mixed
chorus of 200, 600 school children
and a sixty-five piece military hand.
GUILLOTINE AGAIN IN PARIS.
The best throwing outfielders in
the American League are Ray Dem
mitt, of the Highlanders, and "Dode'
Birmingham and Bill Hincnman, oi
The most effective major league
pitchers, including Matnewson,
Wiltse, Erown, Keuioacn, ammiz,
Summers. Mullin. Bender, Plank,
rWiTcris Gather to See Man WHO
Killed Mother Suffer Death.
Paris. France. A sudden official
ine would take place at 4.30 a. m. in Smith of the White Sox, Scott and
the boulevard fronting the Sante Pri- others, ao not use inv syitici .
son created a sensation in Paris, Several American Association men
which had not seen such a sight in have heen looking for grounds in
fifteen vears. Immediately immense mMnr which has caused a re-
crowds eathered at the scene, in rival of several war rumors, mciua
view of the revolting crime of the I jng one to the effect that John Kling
man executed President Fallieres re- and Jimmy Callahan will' run an As-
fused to commute his sentence to life
imnrisonment. The victim was one
Duchemin, aged twenty-three, a butch
er. In 1908 he stabbed his mother,
and this not resulting In her death
quick enough he finished her by stran
gulation. The motive for the crime
sociation club in Chicago next year.
Are a Necessity j
in the Country ,
The farther you are removed
from town to railroad station., the
more the telephone will save in
time and horse flesh. No man has
a right to compel one of the family
to he m asronv ior hours while he
drives to town for the doctor. 1 el-1
ephone and save half the suffering.
Gur Free Book tells how to or
ganize, build and operate tele
phone lines and systems.
Instruments sold on thirty days'
trial to responsible parties.
THE CADIZ ELECTRIC CO.,
201 CCC Building, Cadiz, Ohio.
CASHIER'S SHORTAGE $50,000.
Rural Carriers in Nash Hampered by
Rocky Mount, Special During
Tuesday, and Wednesday the rural
letter carriers were forced to go out
of their regular route on account of
swollen streams and the streams and
the river as well were swollen beyond
their banks and the roads in many
parts of both counties are impassable.
All of rural route No. 4 could not
be served on account of the fact that
' "mpass creek, near Mrs. George
Battles, about five miles from this
city, was so swollen as to be impassable.
aiiv over voung boys tive J. Thomas Hell in, ot Alabama,
who become enmeshed in the toils of became involved in a personal en
the law, in order to prevent the lit- counter with an automobolist, whose
tie fellows from becoming name is said to be Johnson, on the
criminals. The society is streets of Washington Tuesday after-
outcome of the eftorts ot ney. v, arrests were made the
ford Jackson, general sec rewiy VSumtHv of Mr Heflin's antagonist
the Juvenile Protective LllK
who has been here several clays.
Still Another Circus Booked For ST Mrs
Dim TOWnn-Salem. Annapolis, Md., Special. Mrs.
Winston-Salem, Special. The third james N. Sutton, of Portland, Ore.,
circus to be booked for W-inW- and her daughter, Mrs. Rosa button
Salem this season is maS l"Tr Parker, of St. Paul, Minn., wun
Shows, which wil JjWgJg Henry E. Davis, their counsel, arrived
t m SS the here Wednesday night from Wash-
big 11C tfUffmn ig :x Ant oT-minPfl. thev said, to figbfc
sbowmen. apparenuv, - -
mucTspeWlaUon ns to whether there thft end to.rem0ve the stig-
wiU not be a suspensjun - md q suicide fr0m tne name vl
after all. Otherwise, it is teaie a y gfe of the marine
showmen max Mrs Qutton's son, when tne
methods 10 KcMr? . . TPSnmes the
& rrrsU w . SutWs
Calhoun Harris, a Society Man, Ar
rested in South Carolina.
Anderson, S. C- Calhoun Harris,
secretary and assistant cashier of the
Orr cotton mills, here, was arrested,
charged with breach of trust. Ex
pert accountants who are going over
his books announced that $5U,uuu
was missing. Harris, who is socially
prominent, says the apparent short
age will be found due to clerical er
In the cotton company's vault the
accountants found between $8000 and
$9000 in old checks, currency and
silver, which had been stored in bags,
some of it for eight years, and appar
ently forgotten. Some of these old
checks had been tendered in payment
for accounts with the company and
apparently never had been cashed.
Harris is thirty-five years old. He
was married a few months ago.
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We need a Rider Agent In every town and can offer an opportunity
rto tee money to suitable young men who apply at once.
i0 PUNGTURE-PROOF TIRE&?.N "
own "btrong arm
the people to pay
witkal. I death
Girl's Dilemma Calls Out Part of the
Atlanta Fire Department.
Atlanta, Ga. A fire upon the roof
garden of a hat of a pretty girl trav
eler in the Union Station called out
two fire companies, a hose cart and a
score of willing amateur firemen, de
layed a fast train thirty minutes and
destroyed finery worth $30 upon the
The young woman, on her way to
New York City, rushed into the sta
tion for something to eat. In paying
her check, she swung the hat too
close to the cigar lighter. In an in
stant the orchard which adorned it
was a mass of flames. A dark-skinned
waiter turned in a fire alarm and
every available male guest tried to
rescue the affair.
The train was held until the victim
recovered from an attack of hysterics.
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Serious punctures, like intentional knife cuts, can
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Two Hundred Thousand pairs now in actual use. Over
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