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EVICTS CONCERNING LOST CHILD
Neighbor*! Make Statement Setting
at Rest Unfounded Humor*.
Highlands, N. C., Jan. 24 -Edi
tor Keoweo Courier: Please pu bilah
this article which 1 am sending you
in tho earliest Issue of your Journal
practicably and greatly obligo the
The distressing circumstances at
tending the death of the live-year-old
motherless son of John ll. Owens, of
Pine Mountain, Qa., has attracted
widespread attention, and as many
mistaken and some cruel rumors
have been circulated concerning the
case, we, the near and life-long
neigh. 'Ors of Mr. Owens, have
thought best to send you this state
ment, that the friends and relatives
of the family may know the facts.
Tho child was lost on December
24. 1912, when ho went about 200
yards from his home, just outside of
the cultivated field, with a brother
of six years and an uncle of eight,
to play and drive up tho cows late
in tho afternoon.
About 4.30 p. m. the two other
children came with the cows and
went back to play again. About 5
p. m. they wero called to supper, and
the family saw that little Leroy was
not with them. The older children,
on being questioned, said that when
they were bringing the cows Leroy
would not cross the branch outside
the Held; that he wanted them ti)
put a log for him to cross so that he
would not wot his feet. They tobi
him to go to another place where he
could cross Oil a log, and that he re
fused, saying with childish petulance
thal he was going to Grandma
Darr's (a great anni, who lives about
a mile from the Owens's, on tin*
north). Neither of the families live
on the public, road, which lies about
half way between the two places,
plain trails from each place going
direct to tho public road. Previ
ously to this Leroy had twlco tried
to run away to Mrs. Darr's, and
knew tho way. As soon as the older
children had told their story Mr.
Owens hurried to Reuben Darr's and
found, to his consternation, that the
child had not been there. Going
back to where the older children
had last seen the lost child he search
ed In this (opposite) direction, the
whole family joining in the search.
Finding no trace of tho lost, child,
messages were sent around the
neighborhood requesting assistance.
It was a bright moonlight night, and
about thirty-flvo men and women
searched through the night. The
next day fully one hundred poople
joined In the search through the
almost impassable, rocky, moun
tainous woods, which are In many
places greatly obstructed because of
dense thickets and the tops, logs and
brush, tho result of the extensive
lumbering operations of tho Three
State Lumber Company a few years
back, much brush, with brim's and
vines, having grown up among the
refuse of tho lumbering.
Tho third day of the search nt
least ono hundred and fifty persons
were engaged In same, some coining
as far as twenty miles away and
fr*>n three States (North Carolina,
So M\ Carolina and Georgia.)
For seven days tho largo forcos
of men worked faithfully with no
result. Then many gave up des
pairingly, but tho families and Im
mediate neighbors still kept up the
search. A reward was offered, but
with little hope-and indeed no re
ward could have gotten more ready
and active assistance than was given
free by the public, their record in
this respect having perhaps never
been equaled In the history of moun
On January 13, 1913. Arthur
Owens, a sixteen-year-old boy, a cou
sin of the lost boy, was following his
dog, tracking a coon, in a spot which
had been searched around over and
over again on account of high cliffs,
rocks, briars and brush. Arthur
went in from an opposite direction
from any taken by the searchers,
going towards tho Owens homo in
stead of from it. He found the body
of the child, which was lying partly
submerged In tho mouth of a small
stream (known as tho Jim Rurrell
branch) near the West Fork of the
Chattooga river and about two and
a half miles from his home, in a
southwesterly direction. His head
was out of the water, and his hat
was lying about twelve feet away at
tho foot of a cliff fifty or more feet
in height. Some of the men who
caine later climbed this cliff with
great difficulty, tinding wi?;it seemed
conclusive evidence that the littlo
fellow had fallen from it. There were
scratches on the child's body, which
were probably caused by tho fall;
otherwise It was well preserved. We
were among the first callod to tho
search and were with tho few who
saw the child before he was removed
from where he was found.
We will note that Mr. Owens' late
deceased wife, who died about two
years ago, was a granddaughter of
Horatio Ford, her malden name be
ing Genely Ford. She had relatives
13,001,20* BALES GINNED.
Compared With 14,015,700 Bales
Saine Time Last Year.
Washington, Jan. 23.-The ninth
cotton ginning report of the census
bureau for the season, issued at 10
o'clock this morning, announced that
13,0!) 1,261 bales of cotton, counting
round bales as half bales, of the
growth of li? 12, had been ginned
prior to Thursday, January 16th, to
which dato during tho past seven
years the ginning averaged 95.3 per
cent of the entire crop. Last year to
january 16 there had been ginned
14.515,799 bales, or 93.3 per cent of
the entire crop; In 1908 to that date,
12,(566,203 bales, or 96.8 per cent,
and in 1906 to that date 12,176,799
bales, or 93.8 per cent.
Included In the ginnings were 78,
892 round bales, compared with 97,
654 bales last year, 111,079 bales in
1910, 146,378 bales in 1909 and
232,510 bales in 1908.
The number of sea island cotton
bales included were 70,760, com
pared with 109,867 bales last year,
92,191 bales In 1909, and 90,287
bales In 1908.
(.'.innings prior to January 16 by
States, with comparisons for last
year and other big crop years and the
percol tage of the entire crop ginned
prior to ?hat date in those years, fol
States--Years. Ginnings. Per Ct.
1912. 1,307,647 --
i :i i i.l ,638,699 96.7
1908.1,31 ?'..so:', 98 . ;>
1900. 1,216,606 9S.0
A rk a n sas:
1912 . 741,253 ....
I !? 1 1. 797..".97 S7 . 8
19 0 8 . 931,133 9 3. 5
1906. 764,100 85.4
1912. 57.303 -
1911. 8S.177 93.3
1908. 68.624 ?7.2
1906 . 60,432 ?8.6
1912 . 1,782,818 -
1911 . 2,657,984 95.1
1908 . 1,952,113 98.7
1912. 369,395 -
1911 . 357,758 93.9
1908 . 458,762 98.3
1906. 888,577 93.0
1912 . 952,949 -
191 1 .1,061,859 90.8
1912 . 875,466 -
1911 . 996,988 88.5
1908. 661,669 96.S
1906 . 587,759 96.2
1912 . 966,127 -
191 1 . 915,563 90.1
1908 . 532,803 96.1
1906 . 7 11.633 85.1
South Carolina :
1912 . 1.192,267
1911 .1,536,085 90 . 8
1908 . 1,192,723 98.1
1906 . 887,087 97.2
191 2 . 252,890 -
1911 . 386,293 S9.8
1908 . 321,727 96.3
1906 . 252,533 86.2
1912 .4,509,335 -
1911 .3,964,620 96.5
1908 .3,528,981 97.3
1?.06 .3,758,493 95.0
1911 . 114,176 82.2
1908 . 69,732 95.3
1906 . 55,219 80.9
Tho ginnings of sea island cotton
prior to January 16, by States follow:
Years. Fla. Ga. S. C.
1912 . .21.917 41,530 7.313
|19 11 .39.340 65,577 4,950
1909 . . 27,888 51,072 13,231
1908..34,017 43,256 13,014
Tho final ginning report Will bc
Issued Thursday, March 20, at 10
a. m., id will announce tho quan
tity of - otton ginned prior to Fri
day, February 28.
Rarely Escaped In Time.
Union, Jan. 23.-The family of B.
Merlin had a narrow esca|>e from
death by fire about 12 o'clock last
night, when his house, with all its
contents, was burned to tho ground.
A boarder named Isherow came near
being burned to death also. It is
thought that a chunk from the fire
place rolled out on tho floor and
started tho fire.
All the Inmates of the house had
gone to bed, but neighbors, seeing
the flames, aroused them just in time
for them to escape.
In Jackson county, North Carolina.
The John Owens of this narrative is
a near roaltive of Rev. John Owens,
of Jackson county, North Carolina.
Ashall M. Wilson, Highlands. N. C.
T. W. Smith, Pine Mountain, Ga,
John A. Nix, Pine Mountain, Ga.
(Per B. C. H.)
TILLMAN MUST PROVE CHARGE?
House Resolution Requests . uatot's
Authority for Allegatie M.
Columbia, Jan 23.-Re i . ?
the Rombert introduced a r
In the House this afternoo
upon Senator Tillman to pr<
evidence of his charges t
members of the General .
had been corrupted by a co
The senior Senator fron
Carolina is asked to prod j ie
proof of the charges contained,
his reply to the message of c.
The Judiciary Committee
mended that tho message of Ci
ernor, to which Senator Tl ll m
plied, and his reply, be print- d in th
journal. The House decide! tb
pose of tho resolution of 51 : lt?
bert and the report of the nw?
tee at the same time. Both he r
olution and the report wei
ously opposed, chiefly on the i
that tho House should not ? np
air a political squabble In 1 ; j.
nal. Finally the report and
olution both went through. On
motion to reconsider th
whereby tho resolution was II lopt<
a parliamentary tangle ann-- 1
Speaker Smith smoothed it i
1H0 Railroad Ticket.?
Mr. Unison, of Jasper, an o?fci
that Dr. n. B. Johnson, pres icu;
Winthrop, had sent him ISO
road tickets for tho trip to itu i
loge to-morrow to bo db bi
among tho 150 employees, ..
of the House and their wiv<
Welsh, of Richland, condell i :
Debate in Senate.
Senator Tillman's reply to
ter attack of Governor Bb
which he charged that Ben i
chief counsel for the Southe? . do
Inated the Legislature and is ,
chief octopus of tho Senat
sent to thc Judiciary Comm U
a report this morning after '
debate. Senator Clifton den OU
the charge of railroad doi rfftti
and said that he would neve voU
print such an outrageous c!>arge
Senator Carlisle said h* wot
move to expunge both thc Bb
message and the Tillman re ?r< i
the permanent records of th . . I
and Senator Patterson thoi
Senator Tillman ought to
either to prove his charg.
tract them. Senator Appel kl h
would never vote to expunj
sage of tho Governor from ir
nal. Senator McLanrin
what was needed was a ru) i . ov
ern such communications, ?
tor Nicholson held that as
sage of Governor Blease
printed in the temporary journal un. .
reply of Senator Tillman ought to be
printed as a matter of common fair
May Attend Inauguration.
A concurrent resolution offered by
Senator Appelt to request the Gov
ernor to permit such companies of
militia as desired to attend the in
auguration of President Wilson was
Mrs. Stewart Tells How She
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for two to four days from the time I
Was IS years old.
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the Pinkham remedies but I did not uso
them then as my faith in patent medi
cines was limited. After my sister died
I came home to Ohio to live and that
has been my home for the last 18 years.
"TheChangeof Lifo came when I was
47 years old and about this time I saw
my physical condition plainly described
in one of your advertisements. Then I
began using Lydia E. Pinkham's Veg
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or any one tho relief it gave me in the
first three months. It put mo right
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and during the last 18 years I have not
paid out two dollars toadoctor,and havo
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TURKS KNUCKLE UNDER.
v ote ta Favor of Accepting Terms
Suggested by Powers.
Constantinople, Jan. 22.-The
[ and council of the Ottoman Empire
? -day voted In favor of accepting
i he proposals put forward by the
uropean powors for the purpose of
? >.inging about the conclusion of
;>oace in the Balkans.
The note handed to the porte on
r&nuary 17 by the European ara
. issadors called the Ottoman gov
ernment's attention "to the grave
responsibility it would assume if by
?sistance to their counsels it should
I r?vent the re-establishment of
, >?ace. It would only have itself to
.lame if the prolongation of the war
ad as a consequence to put in
M Jestion the fate of the capital and
jrhaps to extend hostilities to the
.siatic provinces of the Empire."
The two powers called Turkey's
tention to the fact that after the
mcluslon of peace it would have
ed of the moral and material sup
, >rt of the powers to repair the evils
ol tho war, and advised Turkey to
msent to tho cession of Adrian
lie and to leave to them the fate
tho Aegean Islands.
Action Brings timos.
Constantinople, Jan. 23. - The
darkish cabinet resigned to-day in
' unsequence of public, demonstra
os and protests against its action
in acceding to the wishes of the Eu
>pean powers over the Balkan set
. I ;>ment.
Mahoud Shefket Pasha, foreign
? Blister, bas been appointed grand
zier in place of Kiamil Pasha.
Talatt Bey bas been appointed
minister of the interior, a position
a held in a previous cabinet. In a
atement after his appointment he
"The change in the cabinet means
at we are going to save tho Ha
mal honor or perish In the at
mpt. We do not want a continua
tion of the war, but we are deter
Ined to kee]) Adrlanople at all
?jits. That is an indispensable con
I tion of jieace."
Resumption Fears Dispelled.
London, Jan. 23.-The immediate
vinsequence of tho decision of the
Turkish grand council to conclude
l 'jaco with the Balkan allies will i>*?
the cessation of hostilities between
(ipeece and Turkey and the surren
der of the Turkish fortresses of Ad
'anople, Janina and Scutari. At each
.rtress tho Turkish garrisons will
\ ithdraw with the honors of war.
Difficulties may arise concerning
ie fate of the Scutari, as no one
?nows to whom it is to be surren
ered, whether to the Montenegrins,
o a provisional Albanian govern
?ent or to representatives of the
King Nicholas, of Montenegro, in
ists that he must enter Scutari at
the head of his troops. Otherwiso
he sa>s the reign of his family in
Montenegro is doomed, because he,
contrary to the advice of his gene
rals, refused to try to take Scutari
by storm at the beginning of the
war, In order to avoid tho certain
heavy losses which his small army
would have suffered.
He preferred the temporizing pol
icy of laying sieze to the fortress,
and should Scutari for this reason
be lost to the Montenegrins he alone
will be considered responsible.
Members of the Turkish peace
delegation in London show signs of
depression, but they are determined
that tho era of concessions must now
be regarded as finally closed. They
say they are convinced that the pow
ers will support them in rejecting
the demands of tho allies for a war
All fears of a resumption of the
war having been removed, tho allies
are now planning the early with
drawal of large bodies of troops. The
delegates in London, however, think
that a month may pass before the
final signatures arc put to the peace
treaty as the settlement of exact
frontiers, the questions of indem
nity and the guarantees in regard to
the mosques and sacred places of
Adrlanople still have to bo ar
GUARDED MURDERED MASTER.
R. C. Ulmer, Prominent Planner,
Found Dead Near Savannah.
Savannah, Ga., Jan. 23.-Lying
face downward in a little road about
100 yards from the Ogeechee road,
four miles from Savannah, R. C. Ul
mer, <i prominent planter, was found
murdered this morning, and his
faithful dog was lying by his side.
The shot was heard last night
about 8 o'clock. Mr. Ulmer went
coon bunting with Joe Drayton, a
negro boy, last night, and was walk
ing ahead carrying the lantern.
The fatal shot was fired at close
range, almost blowing off one side of
Mr. Ul mer's head.
After tho killing Drayton, it is al
leged, went to tho house, stole a
pair of shoes, hitched up Mr. Ulmer's
horso and buggy and drove to the
limits of Savannah and left it.
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SHERIFF'S SHOT PROVES FATAL.
Negro Wounded by Georgia Officer
Dies at Greenwood.
Greenwood, Jan. 23.-Ed. Butler,
a negro, died here Tuesday night
from a bullet wound received a week
ago at the hands of the sheriff of
McDuffle county, Georgia. Bistler
came here and spent the time previ
ous to his death at tho home of a
negro woman named Sallie Williams.
Coroner Dock Owen empanelled a
jury yesterday morning, and while
the taking of evidence was in pro
gress tho negro's mother arrived and
told how he had been shot. It ap
pears that Butler had stolen a mule
and was trying to escape arrest when
the sheriff shot him. Butler's bro
ther, who was with him at the time,
received a bullet wound in the leg.
850 Pilgrims Drowned.
Suaklm, Egypt, Jan. 23.-Three
hundred and fifty Mohammedan pil
grims from India to Mecca were
drowned yesterday by a flood which
overwhelmed the entire caravan at
its encampment midway between th<
sacred city of Medina, Arabia, and
the port of Ycmbo, on tho Red Sea.
A sudden avalanche, accompanied by
torrents of water, swept down the
mountain near the camp, carrying
away people, animals and tents. Only
fifty of (he four hundred pilgrims
composing the caravan were saved.
fand vigor aro tho bail? ol
. Unthrifty atook la carried a
luuuedlato improvement la
nth? World'* greatest Oondltlor
Improves th? appetlto, strength
In shape to work bard or prodi
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Ry Concentration of Electricity On
Given Point by Filaments.
A dispatch from Paris says:
M. Dussaud, a French scientist,
who lias discovered a means for the
production of what ho terms "cold
light" to-day made public some de
tails of his discovery, which, lt is
thought, may revolutionize electric
Starting on the principle that rest
ls as essential to matter as to animal
organism, he has constructed an elec
tric lamp in which the light is con
centrated on a single point by fila
ments, working successively; thence
the light is projected through a lens
magnifying a thousandfold. Thus he
has succeeded lu concentrating a
2,000 candi? power light on one point
and in passing 32 volts into the
eight-volt lamp, which with the ordi
n?r:' light would buist,
f Experiments with this lamp have
established ithat the new light ls
without danger, as no heat ls given
off and lt requires 100 times less
current than tho ordinary lamp. It
can be worked by a tiny battery or
sufficient motive power can bo ob
tained from a jet of water from an
ordinary faucet or a squirrel turn
ing a cage.
The light, lt is said, offers great
advantages in photography, ns its
photogenic power is four times that
of the magnesium Hash light.
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