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publican Nominee Makes a
Number of Speeches
ETS A CORDIAL RECEPTION
n. Willian H. Taft Makes Political
lampaign in North Carolina and
iirginia--Greeted by Enthusiastic
Irowdi at Statesville, Salisbury,
boxington, High Point and Relds
rIle, Ending Southern Tour at
Greensboro, N. C., Special.-Hon.
illiam Howard Taft, Republican
ndidate for President, closed his
ar of -North Carolina here Satur
y. He was cordially received at
I points where he spoke and his
eeches were attentively listened to
Republicans and Democrats.
First Stop at Statesville.
Mr. Taft was up bright and early
iturday morning. His first speech.
as made at Statesville at 7:30
clock. Several hundred people
!ard him there. Being presented by
.r. J. Elwood Cox, he said:
''Ladies and Gentleman: I am glad
come into the State of North Car
'ina this beautiful October noin
g and to receive this cordial recep
on. Complaint is very often heard
I the part of your people that North
arolina is not given her part in the
Iministration of the government.
ie is not. She has able men, but as
ng as you are going to vote for the
1mocratiC tic.ket and the Republi
n party is in power. I doll't see
w these gentlemen who do the vot.
can expect to share in the powor.
other words, let them vote as they
ink and then we will wipe out see
.nal lines. It is a great pleasure
r me to come here because I think
am the first Republican eanldi*ate
' President that ever came il,o
>rth Carolina on a campaign for
3 presidency, and I am here for the
rpose of testifying to the South my
erest in that section, my earnest
sire to unite it with the North, and
- hope that the Republican party
11 be built up in North Carolina, so
it it may well have' its full repre
tation in the executive councils of
nation. I thank you for your
idness in co;ning here and I ap.
qqate your Southern counrtesy.''
At Salisbury and Greensboro Mr.
ft, said in part:
'ktis a great pleasure to come in
North Carolina. I have studied
statistics of North Carolina and
r marvelous growth with intense
erz'st. I know a good many of
tir North ?ar'linians, and every
le a man from North Carolina came
o my office in Washington when I
; Secretary of War, he had not
m there more than five minutes be
'e he put his hand in his pocket,
led out a paper and began to read
I what lie read wvas the statistics
the growth of business of North
rolina, so that it impressed itself
on me. For in stance, your factory
iducts m1900 were $85,000,000. In
a years they had increased, in 1905,
$152,000,000. In 1905 you had
ployed 36,000 persons in ;-our cot
imills. Your cotton manufactures
d increased from $9,000,000 in 1890
$28,000,000 in 1900, t o $47,000,000
1905; also that you are. second in
ak of manufacture of tobacco; yon
a third in the rank of manufactur
; of lumber and tinmber products.
in make in one of your cities in this
ate nearly as much as they make
Grand. Rapids, Mich.. in furniture.
am giving you these figures merely
point out that unless we continue
have a proteettive tariff, most of
ese industries will be destroyed and
e wealth that you have acecumu
:ed has been accumulated by reason
-the policy insisted upon by tihe Re
rbhecan party in respect to the tar
.And yet how many electoral
tes have you cast in North Carolina
e the Republican party? Somelody
'have a better memory than
akyou, my frieds, whether there!
any reason under the existing cir-*
mnstances why, if you believe i1
publican policies, you ought no: to
:e the Republican ticket? You have
State ticket and a congressior.nl
ket that is unexceptional. I am
going to speak about the national
set because I have a .personal re
onto it. But the national ticket
a Republican ticket and pledged
carry out Republican policies
m uit to those who have stood in
* Democratic party in North Care
that there is absolutely no rea
now wh.y if they favor Republi
poheies in the nastion they should
vote as they think. N~ow it is a
-at pleasure and honor to me to be
first Republican candidate for the
*sidenc wh'o has come to ~orj
*9In* .aanpagn for th
s.1b&ve c~ h
ioll. I aw; aniUUs thqt ,you should
exeraike the influence through youl
able and great men, of whom you have
many, in tb same way that Ohio and
Indiana and New York and Masse
chtlsetts do. But, my dear friends.
'if you are goifig simply from historic
tradition to keep voting the Demo
cratic ticket because' you think that
your fathqrs voted that *Ay, then you
ar6 bound -to stay on the outside and
look in at others enjoying .the power
in the executive councils of the na
.tion. It is not D6ssible otherwise.
Human nature and party politics are
such as to make that necessary, an.d
I appreciate the homogeniet. of the
Southern peop,e. I know their fam
ily tr6dition. I know their consr
valisn. and thpir adherence to some
Hinr just out of respect to their an
cestors; but on the othet hand they
are enterprising, progOhssive, cour
-zeous people in everything but pol
t(s. and I think it is time that they
be-an in politics to show the same en
terpr'se that they do in manpfactlir
in- furniture and in reaching out to
,levelop the enormous wealth of North
Southrrn Acroplinist -Falls With Ma
chine, But Escapes Injury.
Chattanoogr.. Tenn.. Special.-In an
attempt at flight in an aeroplane 'Fri
(lay, 0. M. Mallory, of this city, the
inventor, fell fifty feet with his ma
chine ,but escapee] with a few slight
bruises. Malloiy's :.:eroplane was
partially wrecked. The inventor an
nounced that l- would rebuild his
machine and 1 ry it agu,in. This is
the first attempt at'aeiial flight in the
Bids for Savannah City Bonds
Savannah, Ga., Special.-Bids were
opened for $2,610,000 of city of Sa
vannah bonds, beAring interest at
41-2 per cent. and maturing in 1959.
Thirty-four bidders subscribed for
$27,269,000 worth of bonds. The
award of the issuds will be made this
week. The Mutual Life Insurance
Company of New York will probably
get $1,000,000 of the Londs.
Reforms in Cotton Futures.
New Orleans La., Special.-Witl
instructions to make reforms in thf
cotton futures contract of the NeA
Qrleans cotton exchange, a committet
was pppointed b ymembers of thf
exchange. The committee will confei
with farmers, brokers and cottor
spinners throughout the South an(
will also investigate the action o1
directors of the exchange in elimi
nating stained cotton below middlinj
as tenderable grades on future con
The Perils of Aeronauts.
Perlin, By Cabe.-A report receiv
ed from Heligoland says the balloon
Castilla, one of the competitors in the
international race fell into the North
sea near that city and both aeronauts
were rescued with difficulty. Font
other balloons are still missing and
little doubt remains that they have
fallen either into the North Sea or the
Baltic, and that the aeronauts are
Southern Railway Iocomotive Er
Danville, Va., Special.-A report
received late Tuesday night from
Mayo, a watering station about twen
ty-five miles from Danville, says that
a local freight engine on the Southern
Railway exploded killing the engineer
and injuring -the fireman and several
of the crew. A special train carry
ing surgeons left the city for the
scene and the injpred- will be brought
to this city.
The Power of a Rockefeller.
Utica, N. Y., Special.-The Post
master General haa just issued an
order putting .out. of- eistnee the
Derring postoffiee and turning the
busine'ss of the offilee over to the post
master at Baf Pond, seven miles
distant. This is an office on the
private property of William Rocke
feller, who objected to having pe'bple
cross his grounds to get to the offiee.
The people are very indignant at t he
closing of their office at the beh3st
of Rockefeller and are getting up
petitions of protest.
TO R1DMOI F'RUIT STAINS.
Stained table linen follows the -e
tuT'n of the fresh-fruit #eson as surea
ly "as night follows day," says the
Woman's -Home Companion. For re
moving such stains tihere is nothing
more effective thaui .the eniphur
bleach. Lay a spoonful of sulphe~r on
a plate, and sprinlale with a few
drops of alcohol. Over this plae. a
tin tunnel ~with the point upward.
Touch a lighted match tp the alco
hol; wet the stained linen, And bl'a
tho spot over the openht Sin the go0int
of the tunnel. 7t#es)~ ~D
Committee P MeNAmount
of Money .4eived
ALSO DISBURSMENT TO DATE
3fildal. -hIbit of T60s -Oilected by
the Democratic ;ttinaI campaign
-New York, SpeciaL.-'.The Demo
,ratio national o6 kte' through
,'ressqrer. prmon . Rid_*.gave out
in extended statement of the contri
)utions to the Democratic national
sampaign fund up to and including
Nctober 9th, showing sums of and
)ver $100. The stalomenat also shows
receipts and disbutiements as fol
Received frOn contributors of $100
and oVer, $90,71.23.
Received froin contributors under
Amount left over frQm Denver con
tention fund, $42.500.00.
Amount disbursed, $225,962.38.
Balance on hand, $22,604.67.
The statement which is signed by
Tational Chairman Mack and Treps
irpr Ridder says that 343 subscrib
-rs gave $100 or more, and the smaller
ims were from 25 cents up. It
"The number of contributors to
:he national campaign fund is esti
nated at about 50,000 people and
ibout $100,000 ol' the whole amount
-ontributed came from the Democrat
c newspapers throughout the United
The Congresional Fund.
Chicago, Special.-The Democratic
vongressional campaign coramittee
nade public the list of contributions
of $100 or over. They appregate
1,744, while smaller contributione
3ring the total up to approximately
James Lloyd, chairman of the
!ongressio.nal committee, states .that
n order to complete the work the
!ommittee is in urgent need of at
'east $15,000. The announcement
"The Democratic natioial congres
;ional committee received prior to
,he Denver convention in contribu
tions of $100 and oler. the sum of
$3.500. It has received in sums of
0100 and over in addition to the above
amount for which it makes specifl
report on -account of the action of
the Denver convention in regard -tc
the publicity of campaign funds, the
"Congressman R. C. Davoy, Louis
iana, $100; D. E. Finley, South Caro
lina, $100; E. W. Saunders, Virginia
$100; Morris Sheppard, Texas, $170
*Jack Beall', Texas, $100; J. G. Mce
Menry, Pennsylvania, -$100 ; C. t[
Weisse, Wisconsin,' $110 ; J. 3. Rus
sell, Missouri, $218; Thonjas IHack
ney, Missouri, $100; John M. Goode
Texas, $100; D. W. Hamilton, Iowa
$100 ; Champ Clark, - Missouri, $220
0. M. Hitchcock, Nebraska, $100; C
V. Fornes, New York, $100; T. D
Nichols, Penrndylvania, '$100; Henry
T. Rainey, Illinois; $100; Francis B
Harrison, New York, $200; Lincolr
Dixon. Indiana, $100; D. L. B. Gran
eer, Rhode Island, $100; H. B. Flood
Virginia, $100; .Rufus Htardy, Texas
$100; United States Senator W. J
Stone, Missouri, $100; Herma nRid.
der, New York, $250; W. 0. Conrad
Montan~a, $250; and. Democratie 'a
tional committee. $3,000. There hi
ben P,000' additiousl receiveV fron
individuals and committees for frank
English Balloon May Be Winner.
Berlin, By Cable.-Seventeen of tih
balloons which competed in the in
ternational race. have landed. Four
are still missing and it is feared have
been driven seaward. The Englisi
Banshee landed' farthest froma Berli:
goinig approximately three hundre<
miles. She will be the winner unles
one of the missing balloons has goni
a further distance.
Gets .20 Years ror Mairder.
Reading, Pa., Special.-Abrahan
Rosenthal, of Philadelphia,. who we
convieted a month ag of the murdet
of Lewis B. C,lawson, a wealthy shir
manufacturere, was denied a 'neo
trial in court and'- sentenced to 24
years irsprisonmente He ~ppearei
s if stunned for a' time, but,.quickIa
rThoovere& his' l awson1
beh ' e~4At n-law
Ameriun Balloon With Two
BaRoon StZous Cape ad Ma
nto NortM 4W. .Thrt.-MMes from
Rand--Enveloped in the Folds of
'E t Bagfon, Two Men are Rescued.
Berlin, By''C6lei.-The St. Louis,,
04e of the three American balloon.
to start in the:international rnqt fell
into the North Sea TIAday night, be
tween Heligoland and Wilhelmshav
en, thirty miles from the shore. The
8t. Louis was piloted by E. H. Ar
nold, who, with his assistant, IT. J.
H wat, was rescued by a Germam
samship passing at the time.
Arnold and Hewat were enveloped
in the folds of the balloon when res
cued. They would have been forced
under water in a short time.. The
rescue was effected with the greatest
The aeronauts did not know that
they,were over sea until they heard
the sound of the waves, the waters
being obscured by a thick fog that
hung at a low level. A rapid fall in
temperature caused a shrinkage of
the balloon envelope and it began
gradually to descend. Alarmed, the
aeronauts began throwing out every
thing in the balloon to lighten it, but
continued to sink and finally struek
the water with a splash. The men
telegraphed the race committee that
th y .were safe and uninjured.
his is the second sensational acci
dent of American entrants.' Shoitly
after the start Augustus Post and
A. H. Forbes fell four thousand feet,
having a miraculous escape froma
Washington, Special.-The corn.
crop condition on October 1st was 77.8:
per cent. spring wheat quality 83.1
per cent, total production of spring
wheat was indicated as 233,090,000,
the yield per acre averaging 132
bushels, combined production Rnrin
and winter wheat indicated as
1659,030,000 bushels of 89.4 per
quality and the oat crop qualif
81.3 per cent, the production
789,161,000 bushels with yielu pt
acre averaging 24.9 bushels according
to the Department of Agriculture
crop report issued Wednesday.
The corn condition is against a ten
year average on October 1st of 79.7.
The average yield of spring wheat is
agginst a six-year average of 85.9.
The final estimate of average yield of
oats per acre is against a ten
average of 29.8 and quality 86. r
The decline in condition of
during September was about tw p.
cent, as compared with an average
decline the past ten years of 1.6 per
cent. In Sourthern corn States the
condition on October 1st and ten-year
average, respectpively, of corn fol
Texas 83 and 73; Georgia 84 and
82; Kentucky 75 and 83; Tennessee
82 and 80; Alabama 83 and 80; North
Carolina 82 and 82; Arkansas 79 and
77; Mississippi 81 and 76.
..Opening of State Fair.
Raleigh, N. C., Special.--The forty
eighth North Carolina State fair
opened at noon Tuesday with an ad
dress by State Auditor B. F. Dixon.
The crowds were unusually large for
the opening day, and he exhibits and
sDecial features were of an excep-.
tionally high oredr. Dr. Dixon's ad
dress was characteristically pleasing
and appropriate. He tet-mned the fair
one of the greate4t educational in
stitutions of the State, which was an
ob.iect lesson of industrial progress.
in line with the great work done at
the Agricultural and Mechanical Col
lege and the State N'orrapal and In
dustrial College, at Greensboro.
Virginia's First Electrocution.
Richmond, Va., Special.-Th e eIlee~
trio chair was the substitute h1anging
at the execution Tuesday of Henry
Smith, a -negro rapist, who was elec
trocuted at 7:30 Tuesday morning.
The law forbids the publication of
details. The prisoner died in thirty
se'conds. He was convicted of an un
Hunters Find Man's Dead Body.
Lenoir, N. C., SpeciAL-While out.
*possum .hunting in King's Creek:
township, this county, a party of men.
and boys came up on the dead body
of a man Saturday night, which prov
ed to be that of one Bunk Sanders,.
who lived in the neighborhood. Fer
several days the man had been miss-.
ing, but rioone thought he had died.
He was a pretty well-to-don famrmar.
-a good citizen, and for mny
llad been. a magists'ate 'ho m
taunity. 1 The deceased v. : a
years .of age. The cormwr's jury
retpnqd a verdist to the .eieet u.a&..
ROOSEYE"fiT O4 AI4D
The Lohdon Times Learns / That the
President Will -Lecture at Oxfoid
and Rfceive & Igre After Ris
African Trip -'Will Also Visit
London, By Cable-The Times is ib
formed that President Rdosevelt will
visit England -after his African' trip
curly in 1910. Jue will deliver-' the
Romancs lecture at Oxford, and, on
the ocasion of the univerpity co.m
memoiatidn, will receive the honorary
degree of D. C. L., which Oxford
already has bestowed upon Eiperor
Actording to The Tiines Presidett
Roosevelt also will visit Paris and
deliver an a8dresa at the Sorboune.
Neither the dates nor the *ubjects of
the lctdires are yet known.
The Times further stites that so
cording to the present plans Mrs.
Roosevelt will join the Presidint at
Khartoum on the journey north
Alleged Lynchers Dismissed.
Washington, Special.-On motion
of Solicitor General Hoyt 'the Su
preme Court of the United States
ordered the dischaf-ge from custody
of seventeen of the twenty'seven de
fendants in the proceeding charging
Sheriff James F. Shipp,' of, Hamil.
ton county, Tennessee, and twenty
six others with contempt of the Su
preme Court because of the lynch
ing in 1905 of a negro named Ed
Johnson after the court had taken
cognizance of his case. Most of the
dismissals were based on the failure
of the testimony to identify the de
fendants with the crime. Following
are the names of those who profit by
the court's order: Paul Pel, T. B.
Taylor, William Beeler, John Jones,
Marion Perkins, C. A. Baker, Claude
Powell, Charles J. Powell, A. J. Cart
wright, R. F. Cartwright, John Var
nell, Joseph Clark, Fred Frauley,
Paul or "Sheenie'' Warner, Alfred
Hammond, William Marquette and
George Brown. In the case of Pool
it was'stated that he had disappeared
from Chattanooga immediately after
the lynching and had never since
been heard of. The court also order
ed the publication of, the testimony
in the case taken by Commissioner
status of roreign Missions Shown
in ,American Board's Meeting.
New York. Special.-Reading of
reports showing the work done. at.
home and abroad during the ,ycar
and the appointment of committees
and nominations and business, took
up the first d1ty of the ninet-ninth
annual convention of the Americad
board of commissioners for foreign
missions in Brooklyn.
Frank H. Wiggins, treasurer of the
board, submitted a report showing
the financial condition at the close of
the fiscal year. The genieral mainte
nance of missions, it appears front
the report, involved an expenditure
of $881,254, or $2,075 more than
during the previous year.
The income of the board .during the
same period was $$87,999. Mr. Wig
gins' figures showed that the indebt
edness was $79,891.
Declines Oall to Washington.
Washingtoni, Special.-Giving as a
controlling reasons that his work in
Boston, Mass., is unfinished. Rev. Dr.
Alexander Mann, rector of Trinity
Episcopal church, of that city, has de
clined the position o$ bishop of Wash
ington to succeed the late Rt. Rev.
Henry Y. Satterlee. Dr. Mann's de
eloination. was communicate4 in a let
ter received frain him. Another een
venition will he called to fill the va
, Wed at 102; Died at 110.
Seneca Falls, N. Y., Special.-Mrs.
Charlotte Decker is dead here. She
was 110 years old. Her father, God
frey Reals, wvas a volunteer in the
Colonial army and served until the
colonies were free. She remembered~
the year 18,13, when no grain could
he raised and it was sold for $p a
bushel. In June 1900, Mrs. Brainard
was rnarried to Samuel Decker, her
third husband, the other two being
dead. .He was then 62 and Mrs.
Decker 102. She had but one child,
which died in infancy.
Gets Life Sentence for Killing Wo
Opelika, Ala., Special.-The jury
in the trial of Uhland Culpepper,
obarged with the murder of Mary El
vin .Hader, who was' shot and kNiled
near Phoenix City several weekj age
'by a bullet believed tod:bave Meen in.,
*epded for her father; aetdzied a e
bI~t of gujty. Otiepjper a*Ue