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TRI FLOWERS COLLECTIO A Home Newspaper Published in the Interest of the Peopie and for Honesty in Governmental Affaire VOL. IX No. 44 Salisbury, N. C.f Wednesday, October 16th, 1913. Wm. H. Stkwart, Editor THRILLING STORY OF FIGHT FOR LIFE, Arthur Spurgeon Gives Vivid Description o the Rescue Work on Burned Steamer. London, Oct, 12.—Forty of the 186 persons lost from the steam ship Volturno in mid-Atlantic were in the two boats which suc ceeded in getting away from the burning vessel ai d which without doubt were Bwsmped. The ma jority of the other persons whc lost their lives were in four other boats wbicb were smashed against the steamer’s sides in attempts tc launch them. All this oconred before the ar rival 'of the Carmania and the other liners summoned by wire less calls for help.. The Carmania with one lone survivor of the Volturno abroad found it toe rough to stop at Q reenstowu and is proceeding direct to Fish guard. From that survivor, however, comes a thrilling story of the burning of the steamer, of the terror, the struggle for the boats, the death of those who went ever the sides and his own desperate tight, for life. /UllUUl t_7 JJUl gry'Jil, a ^UODOUgOI ou the Carmania, in a wireless dispatch, gives a vivid description of the race of the Carmania and supplements his story with that of the survivor, Walter Trinte pohl, a Gorman, who swam to the Carmauia and was rescued in an exhausted condition. He has been iu the Carmania’s hospital threatened with pneumonia. He told his story to Mr, Spurgeon before he became** seriously ill, but owing to his exhausted state and his broken English, his ac count of the disaster was'iome what incoherent. Tnutepohl had been employed at Barcelona and took third class passage on the Volturno to secure a position offered him in New York. All went wen, said innie pohl, “until 0 o’clock Thursday molting, when the fire alarm sounded. We were aroused aDd told to go od deck as fire had broken out in the hole. On as sembling lifebelts were handed around and much time was oc cupied in fastening them. We were told that the fire soon might be quenched, but the captain thought it wise for all to hare belts as a precaution. “The fire frightened the chil dren, who cried bitterly. There were many babieB in &rms. The fire grew worae. We saw things blazing down below. About 10 o’clook there was a cry to lower the boats. “The captain behaved splendid ly. So did the officers who were English. I am sorry to say that the crew, who were Germans and Belgians, behaved very badly. The people rushed about wildly and the crew seemed to think they ought to have first place and instead of quieting the passengers they made the panic worse. “This boat was smashed against the ship’s side Just as it reach ed the water it broke iu two and all in it were drowned. “Meanwhile, attempt! were made to lower the second boat. 1 cannot eay who was in charge of this boat, bat I do know that after the chief steward had thrown provisions in he jumped in bid' self. There were more men thar women and children in this boat, which did not go down, for it wm broken against the ship and al were drowned. Three other boati were put cut aft. The fourtt officer was in one of them, but 1 cannot say which oue. All wai confusion. The ropes broke anc the occnpantB were thrown int< the water aud drowned or killed. ‘‘When the oaptaic saw wha' happened he cat the tackle of thi other boats so that they coaid no be laanohed. “We were glad when we sas the Carmania come. “The firemen rushed ap fron below and refused to go back The captain drew his revolver am drove them below but soon afte as the fire was spreading, the' were obliged to abandon th engines. "As soon as the Carmania wa sighted the oaptain made all the women and ohildren go to one side and the men to the other side. He had been compelled to leave the bridge and go aft be cause it was too hot. Women wept, shrieked, laughed and be came hysterical. “We had not thought of food but in the afternoon we consider ed it better to get something and went to the kitchens, which we fouud deserted, made coffee and helped ourselves to biscuit and beef. But most of the passengers refused to eat. “We saw rafts sent from the Carmania but nobody told us to jump in. In faot we knew not what they were there for. About 6 o’clock the deoks aft began to get very warm, then hotter and hotter. We did not seem to feel the heat. When shown his boot with the sole half burned through Trinte pohl said: “I don’t remember this but it was awful when the flames burst out. Some of the men and wo men tore their hair but others wero quite still. IUH uxpiuaiuu X bUUUgUb it better to jump, for I am a good swimmer, and an English passen ger and one of the crew said they woold accompany me. I jumped first; they followed, bat I never saw them again. "I made for the German ship bat they did not hear me. Then I came towards the Carmania and shouted 'help, help,’ and was sav ed by the aid of the searchlight. I was about an hoar in the sea and beoame half unconscious. I know not how I was got out. “Daring the day five sailor* and one steward fell into the fire and were burned to death. “I knew nothing more. I came away because it was too hot to stay any longer and I feared the whole ship might blow up.” When Trintepohl was told that according to the oaptain’* wire less message six boat* had been launched and two got away, he said: “It is not so, I wa* there all the time and saw every boat that got away.” m:. spurgeon in nis own ac count tell* of the attempt* to get lifeboat* alongside the Volturno, “Nothing,” he said, wa* seen of the two boat* launched with about 20 passenger* each after they left the Volturno’* side. Four other* were smashed against the ship’s side and the occupants either ki'led or drowned, ‘ At 9 o’clock Thursday night the captain of the Volturno sent a message which read: " ‘For God’s sake help us or we perish.’ “By a miracle the flames did not spread to the afterdeck. Eventually the seas moderated and boats saved 521 persons. The death roll numbers 186.” A wireless message from the oaptain of the Devonion one of the rescuing steamers, says he has 59 survivors aboard, compris ing 18 men, 20 women and 21 children, all well. This is the Bame number previously reported. A wireless message from the steamer Seydlitz, forwarded from Bremen says she has aboard 46 survivors instead of 86 as previ ously reported. This would ac count for the 10 supposed to have been aboard the Carmania, the latter steamer having been credit ed with 11 survivor*, whereas she is bringing onlr one. The latest accounts of the dis i aster to the steamship Volturno burned and abandoned in mid i ocean Friday morning, oonfirm that the loss of life will be limit i ed to about 186. A Marvelous Ercapa "My little boy bad a marvelom esoape,” writes P. P. Bastiams ol Prinoe Albert, Cape of Gooc 1 Hope, "It oooarred in the mid' die of the night. He got a verj [ severe ateack of croup. As luck f would have it, I bad a large bot tie of Chamberlain’s Cough Rem r edy in the house After followin; » the directions for an hour ant twenty minutes he was througl • t all danger.” Sold by all dealers I HORRIBLE DEATH OF INFANT. Sat on Banister Around Opening In Floor and Falls to Death. A horrible aocident took place in Plato Carpenter’s store, in Mooresville, last Friday, whiob resulted in the death of the infant of Mr. and Mrs. James Foutz, of Western Rowan. Mrs, Foutz had gone to Mooresville to do some shopping and, after going up in the Beoond story of Mr. Car penter’s store carrying her two year-old-child, she sat it on the banister surrounding a large hole in the flooor used to display car pets, rugs, etc. She turned away for only a moment, but tco late, the ohild turned baokward and plunged to the floor below. We did not get a definite statement as to its injuries, but surmise it suffered ooncussion of the brain and nu merous broken boneB. The ohild was given immediate attention by the looal physician, and though its condition was pronounced hopeless the grief-strcken parents brought the ohild to the Salisbury sanatorium wheie it soon died. The funeral was held at Con oordia Lutheran Church Sunday morning, Rev. B. 8. Brown offici ating and the interment was in the cemetery there. Mr. and Mi's. Foutz have the sympathy of a large oirole of friends in their bereavement. Avoid Sedative Cough Medicines. If you want to contribute di rectly to the occurrence of capil lary bronohitis and pneumonia use oough midicineg that contain codine, morphine, heroin and oth er sedative* when you have a cough or cold An expectorant like Chamberlain’s Cough Remedy is what is needed. That cleans out the culture beds or breeding places for the germs of pneumonia and other germ diseases. That is why pneumonia never results from a oold when Chamberlain’s Congh Remedy is used. It has a world wide reputation for its oures. It oontains no morphine or other sedative. For sale by all dealers . Select Neit Year's Colton Seed Now Now is the time to select tie cotton seed for planting next spring, or at least for selections ing sufficient for a seed patoh next year on whioh to grow seed for the following year. It is not much trouble to go through the cotton fields and mark enough stalks to plant a seed patch next spring, even if it is too mch trouble to select sufficient seed for the whole orop. From observation we sre con vinced that many farmers make a serious mistake when they seleot seed by failing to give considera tion to all the important charac ters desirable in a plant. Or stat ing the oaBe differently, they make the mistake of giving undue prom inence to one particular character. An example of this error is found in seating the large ear of corn without regard to other characters of ear and stalk, or in selecting cotton having five lockB to the boll without regard to the other characters equally or more im portant. One important point whioh should receive m ire attention in selectiong cotton seed is to avoid taking seed from stalks that are not free from disease.—The Pio gressive Farmer. $100 Reward, $100 The readers of this paper will be pleased to learn that there is at least one dreaded disease that science has been ablei to care in all its stages and that is Catarrh. Hall’s Catarrh Care is the only positive care now known to the medical fraternity. Catarrh being a constitntionaljdisease, requires a constitutional treatment. Hall’s Catarrh Care is taken internally, acting direotly upon the blood and maooas surfaces of the system, thereby destroying the foundation of the disease, and giving the patient strength by building np the constitution and assisting nature in doing its work. The proprietors have so much faith in its ourative powers that they offer One Hundred Dollars for any case that it fails to cure. Send for list of testimonials. Address: F. J. CHENEY & CO , Toledo, 0. Sold by druggists, 75c. Take Hall’s Family Pills foi constipation. Many Uses of Kerosene in fhe Kitchen We do not begiD to appreoiat the value of kerosene either be cause of its cleaning or of its an ticeptio qualities. Suppose th ventilation of the kitohen is poo and the fatty odors have not es caped while in the volatile condi tion but have settled in a greas; film on the wall. Whitewash 11 the old standby because it is dean ing in its tlfeots and gives the ap pearance of freshness and cleanli ness. If, however, the wall bt oil paper or painted, spots washet with water and soap and anothei rubbed with kerosene rag anc wiped will show the advantages ir kerosene. Also it is much easiei to use. DlippUBO JUU1 BbJYo IB UUU UJ these whica are adorned with scrolls and gew-gaws and base-re liefs and various other dirt-hold ing crivioies and yon have at Iasi given op in despair and blaokened over the grease; then some day take a small, stiff brash and gc over the stove with it pins kero sene. Let the kerosene remain a while and you will be surprised to see how easily the rust and greasy dirt will oome out leaving a clean surface. If you ever discard stove polish, you will never go baok to it. If a stove is rubbed daily with a soft cloth on which are a few drops of kerosene or sweet oil, it may be kept black and clean tho’ not polished. I would say use any grease but that so many of them are apt to contain a little salt. The enameled sink may be kept smooth and free from discolora tion, unless the water is very full of iron, by wiping it with a rag wet with kerosene and then polish ing with a dry soft doth. Do it after each dish-waBhing. You will be surprised to find that there is no odor of kerosene two minntfB after use. The same is true of all bathroom enamel and faucets. If, however, they become stained with the brownish disooloration, take it off with muriatic aoid, rinse in dean water and then with a solu tion of soda to neutralize any ac tion of the acid on the waste pipe. In washing your porch floor, add a few tablespoons kerosene to the water —Mrs. W. N. Hutt, in The Progressive Farmer. Eczema and Itching Cured. The soothing, healing medica tion iu Dr, Hobson’s Eczema Ointment penetrates every tiny pore cf the skin, clears it of all imparities, stops itching instant ly. Dr. Hobson’s Eczema Oint ment is guaranteed to speedily heal eczema, rashes, ringworm, tetter and other unsightly erup tions, Eczema Ointment is a doctor’s prescription, not an ex periment. All druggists or by mail, 50c. Pfeiffer Chemioal Go. Philadelphia and St. Louis. When to Sow Alfalfa, * Some of our readers who also read Northern agricultural papers ask us about sowing alfalfa iu the spring, and also about sowing it with nurse crops like oats, barley or wheat. All things considered, there if little doubt that the fall, Septem ber 1st to October 15th, is the best period for sowing alfalfa in the South. Oood results may be sometimes secured from sprint seeding, but it is generally to be discouraged and should only be practiced when fall seeding is ini' practicable. It should never be sowed with nurse crops, iu the South.—The Progressive Farmer The Family Cough fledlclne la every home there should bf a bottle of Dr. King’s New Dis covery, ready for immediate use when any member of the family contracts a cold or a cough. Prompt use will stop the spread of sickness. S. A Stid. of Mason, Mich., writes: “My whole family depends upon Dr. King's New Discovery as the best oough and cold medicine in the world. Twc 50c bottles cured me of pneu monia.” Thousands of othei families have been equally bene fited and depend entirely upoi Dr. King’s New Discovery to cur their coughs, colds, throat am lung troubles. Every dose helps Price, 50c and $1.00. All drug gists. H. E. Bucklen & Co. I Philadelphia or St. Louis. LATE NEWS OF INTEREST. > . * - . Big Hems Reduced fc Small Pararagphs fur Our Readers. > The Rockingham Post says, ‘‘Robert L Steele, Jr, is bnilding a motor boat, in which he is plan ■ rning to make the trip down the r Pee Dee river to Georgetown, 8. i C. He expects to have it oomplet* ■ ed by the first of November and ■ will leave about that time, taking a week to make the trip. He will hunt and fish along the way, oamp out nights in a tent which will be carried in the boat.” This will make a fine trip, The Pee Dee and the Yadkin are the same, changing its name after entering the South Carolina line to Th6 Great Pedee, It empties in the Atlantic at Georgetown. Federal General Alvarez and his staff and 125 federal Boldiers were executed last Wednesdaay in Torreon, Mexico, under orders of Gen. Francisco Villa, of the Con stitutionalist forces, according to information from reliable sources. With the oity of Torreon, the rebels oaptured practically all ol the federals’ arms and artillery. The battle lasted four days, with heavy losses on both sides. Last Wednesday, Hope E, Bonds, son of Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Bonds, of Cabarrns County, piok ed four hundred and two pounds of cotton. Mr, Bonds was picking in the Cook’s Prolifio variety and picked 402 pounds of the white staple between sunrise and sunset. King Qeorge and Queen Mary, who attended a command per formance at a London musio hall a few nights ago, had a narrow escape from being mobbed by suf fragettes. The women, who had gathered in considerable numbers, made a lively dash for the royal carriage on its arrival at the thea tre, shouting, “Women are being tortured in prison.” They had almost reached the oarriage when stopped by the police. The suf fragettes managed to esoape ai rest. Provisional President Huerta’s coup Friday night, whereby he rid himself of Congress and consti tuted himself dictator of Mexico, haB left the oapital in a state of tense expeotanoy. It was rumored that three deputies who were most active in preSipitating the dash, had disappeared. Senator Do minguez, whose attack on the pro visional president in the senate started the row, has not come to light. Having determined upon bis oonduot be made his will and bade his family good bye, dedar ing that he expeoted to pay for his effoit with his life. lnomas It. Watson, editor, au thor and nominee of the People's party for the presidency of the United States in 1901, will be tried in the United States Distriot Court in Augusta, Ga., during the week beginning October 20 on a charge of sending obsene matter through the mails. The charges against Watson resulted from the publication of articles in two of his magazines denouncing the Ro man Catholic Church. In one of these artioles he referred to the Church beliefs as "the most pro fligate of pagan religion.” The artioles were poblished in Wat son’s Jeffersonian of July, 1911 issue, and in Watson’s Magazine of the issues of April and May, 1912. Their oapfcion was “The Roman Catholio Hierarchy; the Deadliest Menace to Our Liberties and Our Civilization.” Watson was entirely right and we expeot to tee him completely vindicated and the Romish system given one of the severest drubbings it has ever endured. The proceedings of the trial will become public prop erty and the faots brought out will be|anything but complimenta ry to the Romish‘system. Since the election of police of ficers by the board of aldermen 1 of Concord last week, says The 1 Times, there have been many queries as to the political taith of I the new officers. They are all . Citizen tioket supporters, that I much is what may be termed a •elf evident fact. But what wei they before the advent of th Citizen movement and Bnl Mooaeiam is the question? Tha is easy, A little investigatioi •hows that the font new officer are evenly divided. Chief Maber and Polioeman Russell are Idemo crats and Policemen Eudy am Simpson are Republicans. The 17th anunal convention o the North Carolina division United Daughters of the Con federacy, in session at Tarboro became part of history Frida; with the selection of Raleigh fo the 1914 convention. High Poin and Wilson also made Btrong bid for the next meeting bnt Raleigl won easily on the first ballot Before adjourning the Danghteri completed the $2,000 endowment for the North Carolina room ir the Confederate museum at Rioh> mond, Va., thus plaoing Nortl Carolina as the first State to com plete its fund. The Daughter! also subscribed $200 to the Caro' lina Southern Cross, the official irgan of this division. -• --- Women who get Dizzy Every woman who ia troubled with fainting and dizzy spells backache, headache, weakness, debility, oonstipation or kidney troubles should use Electric Bib ters. They give relief when noth ing else will, improve the health, adding strength and vigor from the first dose. Mrs. Laura Gaines, of Avooa, La., says: ‘Four dootors had given me up and my children and all of my friends were looking for me to die, when my son insisted that I use Eleotric Bitters. I did so, and they have done a world of good.” Just try them. 50j and $1,00 at all drug gists or by mail. H. E. Buckles &Co, Philadelphia and St. Louis ---• •-■—— Sow Oils By Open-Furrow Method. Iu those sections where oats art apt to winter-kill, and especially if the seeding is done after Octo ber first, we believe the open-fur row method is the proper way tc sow fall oats. We are often asked, what is the “open-furrow" method of sowing oats? Formerly a drill was made and used that opened one furrov and put out one row of oats, but now drills are made that open tbi furrows and put out two or more rows of oats, 14 to 16 inches apart. A moderate-sized fnrrow is openec and the oats deposited at the bot tom of the furrow, only being oov ered by a small amount of soi that rolls down from the sides ol the furrow. As the rains anc freezes come, the soil continues tc fall down around the oats anc heaving by frost is overcome Moreover, the young oat planti being protected by the sides of tbi furrows, do not freeze so severely are rarely winter killed. It is ran that oats sowed in the ordinary way, either broadcast or witl the ordinary grain drill, are noi injured more or less, and more se verely than when sowed in tbi open furrow. Experiments indi cate dearly that the open-furros method is the best way to put ii fall oats.—The Progressive Farm er. . -- A6E HO BAB. Everybody in Salisbury Is Eligible. Old people stopped with suffei ing. Middle age, courageously fight ing. Youth protesting impatiently Children, unable to explain; All in misery from their kid neys Perhaps a little backache first. Urinary disorders, dropsy ma quicly follow. Doan’s Kidney Pills are for sic! kidneys. Are endorsed by thousands. Here’s Salisbury testimony. Mrs. J, H. Pence, B. Libert; and Boundary Sts., Salisbury, N 0., says: "My little girl sufferei from weak kidneys. She had n control over the passiges of th kidney secretions. Her healtl failed and she was in a miserabl condition. Finally we gave he Doan’s Kidney Pills. The; strengthened her kidneys am made her well " For sale by all dealers. Price 5 cents Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo New York, sole agents for the Unitei States. Remember the name—Doans—am take no other. 9 PROSPECTS FOR FIFTEEN-CENT COTTON. 9 - 1 Some Figures and Remarks That May be of Profit to Rowan Farmers. * The Progressive Farmer is not the sort of paper to rush in and [ tell the farmers to hold their j crops for big prices just for the sake of getting popularity while the holding oampaign is going on. 1 It is nearly always a good rule, of ■ oourse, to avoid selling while the • “distressed ootton” is going on i the market, but we do not believe ' in stimulating a wholesale hold r ing oampaign by exciting hopes of ; higher prioes than market condi 1 tions furnish a reasonable basis tor expecting. For the purpose of enabling farmers to get specific information as to present market conditions, we BBked W. T. Williams, editor of the Savannah, Ga., Cotton Record, one of the best informed ootton men in the South, to write for our last issue a plain, an* biased statement as to the present outlook. In part, Mr. Williams said: 'Statistics of the world s con sumption demonstrate that the requirements this year will be about 15,000,000 bales. There is practically no surplus carried over from the last season, the existing tables of supplies including » considerable-amount of poor un— spinable trash, but which figures as cotton just the same.' The mathematical deduction from, the last Bureau report is a orop of not over 18,500,000 bales, but it would be unsafe to trust to such elusive calculations. The trade at large, however, is dispos ed to regard with favor an ex pectation of somewhere around 14.000. 000, whioh, in view of the increased aoreage in the West and the large condition gain in the Atlantio States, does not look at all unreasonable. But this in volves a defioit for the year of 1.000. 000 bales. “The main point is, the world wants 16,000,000 bales, while we oan see only a prospect of 14,000 000. The farmer need not be ia any hurry to sell his ootton. He should Bell a little as he needs the proceeds, but he need not be worried over the fear that unless he makes all haste to oatch the good prices now obtainable, he will have lost his chance. The consuming world has not yet had time to become fully appreciative of the shortage in the coming supply. There is no occasion foe the apprehension that the best has been passed every time the market eases off a trifle.”—The Progressive Farmer. Synod of Associated Reform Church. I Statesville, Oot. 7.—In prepar L ation for the meeting of the . Synod of the Associated Reform ed ohnrch, whioh will be held in , Statesville early next month, the , interior of the First Associated Reformed chnroh is being refln ished and beautified and othec improvements are being made on the building. About 260 dele gatee are expected to attend the Synod whioh will be a religion! event of no little importance. The local churoh is now making ■ preparation for the entertainment of the delegates. The Synod met " in Statesville 22 years ago. . It is quite singular that since ’ that time every member of the • session of the local church, with, one exception, has died. The exception is Capt. T. M. 0. 1 Davidson, who has moved hia c membership from the First churoh to Pressly Memorial ohuroh, thus eliminating every member of the session from the 7 First churoh. Rev. D. G. Cald I well, who was pastor of the local > ohuroh on the occasion of the 5 other meeting of Synod here, ig 1 also dead. ) They Make You Peel Good. The pleasant purgative effect ) produced by Chamberlain’s Tab* . lets and the healthy condition of 1 body and mind which they create l make one feel joyful. For sale by all dealers.