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AFTER PRESIDING ELDER.
Conference at Once Exonerated the De
fendant on His Charc cter and there
the Matter Ended.
Spartanburg, December 15.
-Charges were preferred in the
Methodist conference this morning
against the Rev. W.,P. Meadors,
yesiding elder of the Rock Hill
district, by the stewards of Trinity
Station who alleged maladministra
tion and actions not becoming a
minister of the g6spel.
'There are two charges of two ar
Stiles each. The charges grew out
V of the holding of an election of dis
4trict stewards on November 17 at
rinity Station on the Rock Hill
. The first charge says "That Dr. 1
Xadors did violate his-sacred and
duty by refusing to conduct i
istrict conference in accord,
anewith the true intent of the dis-:
SIbiie by declining to .submit to the 1
hinfterly eonference- the nomina
I bfor district stewards until an 4
~ion:to ihe said offices should be a
1yktheconference, and, further,
thile Mr. Meadors did not a
esobjection to the stewards like- s
-.itdotbe elected, he still refused to
isiminate said stewards and with
ekxcuse deprive Trinity station
roper representation on the dis
.,The second charge says Mr.
rs is guilty of improper tern
words ai,, actions, in that he
to the actions of some- of
mtnembers who took part 'in the
iations above nientioned as
s" and that he wrongfully ac
certain members of laying a
trap for him, and did violate his,
Christian duty in failing to brng
about a settlemnent. The comnplain
ants closed theiri formal complaintr
l erasking that their. rights be pro-t
tected by the, conference and their I
-beloved lMethodismi to be vindica
~In reply to this petition the con
feence -lost rap time in passing the
'character of the accused thus corn
'7etely vindicating him.
SHE STOLE A HUSBAND. a
ss Laura Percer, 22 Years Old, Elopes
with 17 Year Old.
.Charlotte Observer. . t
The usual order of things was re- a
versed last Sunday, when Miss
Laura, the 22-year-old daugh
ter .of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Percer, i
who live on North Caldwell street
extension, stole away with young 1
Ernest Tomberlin and married the,
youth. The youthful husband is
the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. James
Tomberlin, who are very wrathy
ver the matrimonial episode.
It is an interesting story. It
seems that Miss Percer and Tom
berlin had been spoony for some
time, but owing to the difference in
their ages, their friends did not re
gard the spell seriously. However,
Sunday morning Miss Percer, who
is the undisputed head of the fami
ly, took matters in her hand. She
secured a turnout, drove by for him
who was to become her younger
half, and hied away to the South
Carolina line. In the natural course
of events Squire Bailes received
his fee and pronounced his blessings
tpon the couple.
Upon their return the bride nat
urally took her husband to her par
ents' home, where they reside. It
is understood that the parents of
the husband have not yet let their
wrath cool and the young man has
not yet dared visit his people.
A married man seldom boasts that
MISS ALICE ROOSEVELT TO MARRY.
Formal Announcement Made of Her En
gagement to Hon. Nicholas Longworth
of Ohio, Wedding in February.
Washington, December 13.
Formal announcement was mad<
this afternoon by President an(
Mrs. Roosevelt of the engagemeni
of Miss Alice Roosevelt, theii
daughter, to Mr. Nicholas Long
worth, congressman from the firsi
congressional district of Ohio. The
3dditional announcement ; is mad(
:hat the marriage will take plac
ibout the middle of February. Ar
rangements have not been made but
t is probable that the wedding will
ake place in the White House.
Mr. Longworth was a member of
:he Taft party which recently made
t trip to the Orient and his atten
ions to Miss Roosevelt were most
ngrked. After the trip, Miss
Zoosevelt denied an engagement,
mt Mr. Longworth said not a word.
Mr. Longworth was born in
incinnati November 5, 1869. He
vas -graduated with the degree of
kB.'fr6m Harvard, 1891. He is
lawyer by profession and has
erved in the Ohio state senate.
Missing Ledger is Found by a Clerk.
Union, December 15.-One of
he important books which myste
iously disappeared from the Union
:otton mills shortly after its reor
-anization, and for which a reward
f $2,5oo was offered with evi
ence to -convict the person taking
em, has just been found. The
liscovery was made .by the book
eeper and clerk, the book being
>und behind a counter in the furni
re department of the mill store,
vidently havinglbeen put there re
ently by some person. There was
o dust on it. The book~ which is
1e 1903-o0. ledger, has thirty or
ore pages missing apparently cut
ut with a kinfe which would indi
te crooked transactions having
een made by some one, arid much
urther back than ever suspected.
he other books, a current ledger
nd journal, taken from the mill
ault and which are badly wanted,
.re still missing.
The regular monthly, meeting of
e library association will be held
1 the library rooms on Monday af
ernoon, December 18, promptly at
Distance lends distraction to the
oper's view of a schooner.
- Every up-to-th.e-minulte baby wears
~awl gowns from the start.
We h ave many actual
photographs of cotton
neIds on which no fertilizers were
used and pictures of lields on which
"other makes" of fertilizers were
used. Results of these crops were
dismal failures. There are much
"brighter prospects" ahead for the
progressive farmers of the ~South.
Twyo and three bales to the acre are
only ordinary yields where
are used with proper cultivation.
Make your cotton mature early, and
thus escape the boll weevils and other
damaging insects. You can easily do
this, as well as increase the number
. of bolls (and their size) on your plants
'by plentifully using Virgia-Caro
-lina Fertilizers. This method will
pendc us beafooeed into buy
virgInig-caroiina Chemical Ce.
Durham, N. C.
Charleston, S. C.
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