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Industrial Progress and y Personal
Events of Public Interest Noted
Mahone Needed No Sympathy
How the Eccentric but Spirited Little
Senator From Virginia Repelled
? the, Attack of Democrats Led,
' by Benjamin H. Hill.
When Gen. William Mahone entered
the United States senate from Vir
ginia in March, 1881, he was already
nationally famous as "the Hero of the
Crater, a title which he gaine.d by his
bravery as a Confederate general in
the fighting that took place in and
around Petersburg in the late winter
of 1865.
I General Mahone was sent to the
senate by the faction of the Virginia
(Democracy known as the readjusters,
who favoTed a partial or conditional
repudiation of the state debt. But co
incident with the beginning of his
term as senator he allied himself with
the Republicans and was assigned a
seat In the rear row upon the Republi
can side of the chamber. ;
He was an animated skeleton; a
little over medium height, there
seemed to be not an ounce of spare
flesh upon his body. He had a bushy
head of hair, large, da rk eyeB and a
voice that was thin and piping, but
nevertheless clear. And certain pecu
liarities of dress accentuated his phys
ical appearance. His shirt front was
a lace frill and no man could exactly
describe the kind of a collar which he
wore. It seemed to be a combination
of lace, turnover and old-fashioned
stock. Instead of cuffs his wrists were
covered with delicate draperies of
.lace. He wore a waistcoat of peculiar
make, double breasted, and drawn in
tightly at the waist. His trousers
seemed to be gathered at the waist,
then swelling until they were of a balloon-like
formation at the knees, they
tapered down to a very tight adjust
ment at the ankles. His coat was a
sort of mixture of the military frock
and the civilian frock coat. He always
wore a military soft felt hat.
Angered by his allegiance with the
Republicans, some of the senators
upon the Democratic side, especially
from the south, decided to make at
tacks upon Mahone soon after he had
entered. the senate. ) Senator Benja
."k HjjKill of Georgia was chosen to
5thJ assault. Hill possessed a
utpat seemed to sound the dia-
! ?h tin man voral utterance. In
tures and in the manner iiT
e wore his hair, he reminded
e of : the familiar portraits of
John C. Calhoun. He was a man of
dauntless courage, and he it was who
told General "'Lee that if the south es
tablished independence Lee would be
the successor' of Jefferson Davis as
president of the Confederacy. .
The day came for the forensic bat
tle between Hill and Mahone. The gal
leries were crowded. Every senator
; who was in Washington was In his
Senator Hill began the attack and
It was a fierce, although entirely par
liamentary onslaught. He intimated
that Mahone was betraying the party
with which he had always been allied,
was faithless to the interests of. the
south and had been lured by unwor
thy ambition.
When Mahone began to reply he ad
vanced down the aisle until he stood
directly facing Senator Hill. His was
the most extraordinary personality
ever seen upon the floor of the sen
ate. In spite of themselves senators
could not help smiling at the eccen
tricity of that personality. ' But they
forgot their smiles when, shaking
an attenuated and bony finger, to the
accompaniment of the waving lace
that surrounded his wrist, Mahone,
Instead of defending himself, made
vigorous counter-attack upon H11L
Late that afternoon Senator Ma
hone, with Senator John P. Jones of
Nevada, reached his hotel in Wash
ington General Mahone found his
little daughter, who was about twelve
years of age, awaiting him in the par
lor. The child was plainly frightened.
She had heard that there had been a
desperate battle in the senate be
tween her father and Senator Hill.
She rushed to her father, overjoyed
to find him safe. Then her fear cairn
back to her. "Papa," she asked, anx
iously, "the papers say that Mr. Hill
and some other senators are bound
to destroy you. What are you going
to do?" -! " ;'
"Well, you can ask Senator Jones,
who has come, home with me," Sena
tor Mahone replied soothingly, as he
held the child in his arms. "He tells
me that I waltzed oyer to the south
ern side of the senate and couldn't
find a. partner, so I had to do my,
dancing all alone. And I did."
"But what are you going to do, papa,
if they attack you again?" the little
girl asked,, tremulously.
Senator Mahone cuddled his daugh
ter to his breast. He smiled tender
ly. Then he answered:
"Well, in the army, I always knew
how to take care of myself and my
command in the face, of the enemy,
and I tell you now, my little girl, that
your papa will know how to take care
of himself in. the senate. w Now, run
and , get ready for dinner." v
Comforted by his words, the child
went happily away. But her father
never had an opportunity to take care
of himself, for not again was he at
tacked. (Copyright, 1911. by E. J. Edwards. All
Rights Reserved.)
Mrs. Stowe Helped Florida
She Was the First Northern Person
to Draw World-Wide Attention to
That State's Magnificent Cli
mate and Opportunities.
In the mid-spring of 1S83, I was a
passenger upon a steamboat scheduled
to run from Jacksonville, Fla., up the
St. John's river to Stanford, located
at the end of steamboat navigation on
the river. To make the trip required
a journey lasting from about seven
o'clock in the evening until noon the
next day. Among the passengers was
E. K. Foster, Jr., son of a distin
guished lawyer of New Haven, Conn.,
who was in his early life a very prom
inent Republican and a warm personal
friend of Abraham Lincoln's. E. K.
Foster, Jr., was 'one of the pioneers,
so to speak, who went from the north
to Florida soon after the close of the
Civil war. He foresaw the possibili
ties of Florida jis an -orange produc
ing state ana naa maae a venture
an orange plantation.
Around Mr. Foster, on the steamer's
deck, collected a number of the pas
sengers, who were much interested as
he pointed out various orange groves
that lined the banks of the river, told
of their ownership and spoke of some
of the difficulties which the early de
velopment of the orange growing busi
ness in Florida had met with.
"But the most interesting by far
of the orange groves, upon the river,"
Mr. Foster said, "is one that is locat
ed near Mandarin. . I never see it
without thinking of the extraordinary
significance associated with its own
ership. It is the -grove that was
bought by Harriet Beecher Stowe.
Within it stands her winter home, or
did as long ago as her health and that
of her husband. Professor Stowe, per
mitted them to make the journey ev
ery winter from New England to Flor
ida. H "The special significance to which I
refer lies in the fact that Mrs. Stowe
was really the first person of the north
to fix the attention of the north upon
the magnificent winter climate of
Florida and the opportunities that
were opening to that state "to engage
in successful rivalry with the West
Indies and with Italy for command of
the market in the United States, for
"Others came to Florida from the
north before Mrs. Stowe did; it is
my recollection that she bought the
orange ; grove and built the , house
which stands in its center abdhit 18
the national, the
in Paragraphs.
:hoIce'Xr"iorida i j.l, win
ter reslflende, and. her enthusiastic be-,
lief in (the future of the state as aiT
oranaar producing region, to fix atten
tion upon Fiorina.
"Her venture here, too, was one of
Raleigh. Governor Kitchin deliver
ed the address at the graduating ex
ercises of the Virginia Military in
stitute at Blaksburg, Va.
. Monroe. The County Bankers' asso
ciation will hold its annual conven
tion at Wrightsville Beach on the
9th and 10th of August.
Nashville. Three negroes, Arthur
Taylor, John Sample, both charged
with larceny, and J. G. Little, charged
with burglary, made their escape
from the Nashville jail. ,
Asheville. Citizens here made CoL
Lusk a present of a silver water
pitcher in token of their appreciation
of his vigorous prosecution of viola
tors of the prohibition laws.
Greensboro. A one-armed negro
man almost succeeded in kidnapping
a blind colored woman from the coun
ty home. The blind woman was very
much disappointed that her elopement
plans were frustrated by the officers.
Raleigh. J. P. Smith, of Fayette
ville, has been promoted from First
lieutenant, Company B, Third infan
try, Raleigh, to captain in the ord
nance department of the Third regj
ment. Washington. Commander E. A.
Anderson of the gunboat Yorktown,
having passed his examination for
promotion, will become a captain
June 14. He is a native of Wilming
ton. Newton. Catawba has improved
her roads no little by the contract
system and the "bug" is at work.
Talk" of using the 20-cent road tax to
carry a bond issue is being heard
more and more.
Farmville. The two little two-year-old
children of Capt. Reddin Smith
and Mr. Robert Barrett ate a box of
matches each, and were only saved
from death by the heroic work of the
Greensboro. Five thousand dollars
worth of electric signs are to be con
structed at an early date in equipping
the Proximity, Revolution arid White
Oak mills. The electric lights will
be so arranged as to show at a long
distance the names of the mills.
Wilmington. Dr. Charles T. Nes
bitt, elected city superintendent of
health, is to receive a salary of $2,
000 a year and will have an assis
tant who will receive $900 a year.
Both are to give their entire time
to. the work of the city. .
Oxford The Singing Class! from the
Oxford orphanage has started' on Its
fcecond t tour. - The demand foxthe
Id entertainment owhicr lese
: tsr j
Washington Postoffice Department Not
Extending Rural Service as
Fast as Desired.
Raleigh. Petitions for the estab
lishment of routes to be served from
the following points "have never been,
acted' upen by the postoffice depart
ment at Washington. Aberdeen, Ad
die, Aulande-r, Bear Creek, Bladen
boro, Bridgewater, Brewers, Carbon
ton, Carpenter, Chapel Hill 2, Choco
winity, Cid 2, Clarendon, Clayton,
Brilliant and Distinguished Array of j Cofield, Columbia, Denton, Elizabeth-
... i n . . . j rs 1 mud. rail Uiuu, i' tu iixcx ,
Counsel on Both Sides Judge Con- - ' '
a orest uiry, , uranaview, uamiet,
nor Looks to Comfort of Jury Four J Hillsboro, Jackson Springs, Knight-
dale, McGrady, Maiden, Margaretts
ville, . Marion . 2, Mebane, Mechanic,
Merry Mount, Mica, Nebo 3, Newbern,
Raleigh. The complaint in the suit 1 North Wilkesboro, Norwood, Par-
Le mot
.Optr :
l .fitty
Weeks in Jury Box.
of Ware-Kramer company va. Ameri-
mele, Pelham, Raeford, Ranger, Red
Snrines. Richfield. Richlands. Ridee-
can Tobacco company, on trial here, way Riverdaie ROSman, Round
recounts a long series of acts on the j Peak, Roxboro, Roxobel, Shalotte,
part of the American Tobacco com
pany, designed to destroy the plain
tiff as a competitor, including the sub
stitution of A. ,X. company goods for
Siler City 2, Sauls, Staley, Stovall,
Tomahawk, University, Wadesboro,
Warrenten, Weaverville, Wests MilL
Wilkesboro, Winston-Salem, Wise.
Considerable complaint has been
Ware-Kramer goods in a shipment, of I made . that the department was not
several car loads of cigarettes to
extending the ruial service as fast as
was desired. Thousands of families
. a - ... in North Carolina living in the rural
I A WWA . f.F AWA ..AA'W 1 j . . - .. - ...... .
U19U1US, W11U a,l C C11L1L1CU IU I tv:ci V o
their mail daily, arer not doing so be
cause of Mr. Hichcock's "economy"
goods but their agents claim to have
found later that it was American to
bacco goods that actually reached the
jobbers and with which the trade was
supplied. What became of the Ware
Kramer goods does not appear. Also
there is the W. M. Carter incident
in which Carter, who is a party de
fendant in the suit, is charged with
having gotten into the Ware-Kramer
business as a stockholder and manager
of the sales department and systemat
ically worked to decrease the pres
tige and sales of the Ware-KrameJ
company by taking men from terri
tory where they had built up trade
and forced them into new territory
and .by circulating damaging reports
about the affairs of the Ware-Kramer
Life Worth Living in Moore.
That the Dewberry, crop in the
Hoffman section of Moore county will
this season be especially succesful
is the enthusiastic declaration of J.
W. Butler of Hoffman, who. is exten
sively interested in this comparative
ly new industry thereabouts. - The
prices on the northern markets, he
says, are holding well up to $5 per
crate and it looks ' as if the .'market
will hold up to this for the whole sea
son. Mr. Butler says lands - in his
section have increased in value the
TJn.Rt. ffiw VAfirs ho that fnstoaH nf nn
company. The American Tobacco com-J ,nv ,v t ,n .
. , .1 market for them at 50 cents per acre.
they are bringing readily now from
pany denies all these charges and sets
up - the further contention that the
things charged in the main if they
transpired, as alleged, were more than
two years prior to the institution of
the suit and are, therefore, barred by
IN' 1
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No. 1
No. I
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$15 to $75 per acre.
Eastern Star Lodge Acts Nobly.
The North Carolina Grand Chapter
of the Order nf thp TasstrTi fitar a A.
the statute of limitations controlling joumed to meet next year in Hender-
sc-nville. The officers for the coming
sucn matters. Appearing as counsel
for the plaintiff are C. C. Daniels,
P. A. Woodward, F. D. Swindell, of
Wilson; N. T. Green, of Norfolk; F
S. Spruill, of Rocky Mount. Cpun
sel for the defendants are Junius
f the
year were elected and installed and
an.; official; estimate showed the;
amount pledged to the Masonic and
Eastern Star Home at Greensboro to
have bpen Sl.OftO. This a
Parker and W R. Perkins, of New pledged in a snort while, and the . '
York; F. L. Fuller, of Durham; H. I nllHtroa fr.nm S1 frt Krtn
G. Connor, Jr., of Wilson; and Ay- The appointive: officers are: Grand
4sjjpjL-,K - wmsxon.. oi. itaieiKn. - tsoLii i :uino ,iif. u..t j
lvir37 SIfaSjy Swfeat? Grafid ISo-
headed I )-v, 0f . mW t.oHq ' n.nitvkT?- nni A
Elector,; Mrs. Eugenia Taft ; Grand
state divJ BdinVwjslj D. "Ware, of Richmond
instead of two, J p - the AVare-Kramer company,
. . v r i ... ... ... v
Raleigh. Rev. R. Pefby Eubanks, nere ior tne inai. I Warden, Mrs. Annie Hale; Grand Sen-
bo has been assistant rector of Judge Connor assured the jury of j titel, L. F. Fetnries ; Grand . Chaplain,
'hrist church nnrish and nriet in nis intention to iook as wea as was it. tvt rAvmor- nrond nwaniot tvhco
the nrst or the proofs offered to the J feharge at St. Zavier's chapel, has rossibie to the comfort -.and conven- Laura M. Jones;' Grand Marshal. B,
uuuutijr aim iu wurm at iarKe mat acceptea me rectorship of Trinity lence oi tne jury aurmg tne tnree i F Edwards ; Fraternal Correspon-
ultimately mere wouia De complete n church, Statesville, and will assume or tour weefcs oi trial anead ot tnem deat MrSr Annie E. Bynum
reconciliation Detween tne nortn ana i his duties in Statesville the first Sun- and insisted .-that the jurors must
Edmunds Broke Rule for Him
Great Senator From Vermont Never
Asked Patronage Except in the
Case of George P. Marsh, First
American Minister to Italy.
When the state of Vermont was rep
resented in the United States senate
by Justin S. Morrill, who was the fath
er of the first protective tariff law
adopted by the Republican partyand
by George F. Edmunds, . now eighty
three years of age,' it had the unique
reputation of living up to the ideal of
senatorial duty. Neither of the two
senators, during their service of thirty-one
and twenty-five years respect
ively, took the slightest interest in
matters of political patronage, except
In one instance. They were not only
willing that questions of patronage
should be left to the members of the
lower house who represented Vermont;
they insisted upon it. In this connec
tion it is interesting to note that the
second and third elections of Senator
Edmunds' by the Vermont-' legisla
ture came without a line or . corre
spondence or a word of personal com
munication by or from him. .
In new order to explain the excep
tion that Senator Edumands made in
his rigid rule regarding his non-partici
patlon in the question of patronage,
there should be a brief recital of a
little political history.
The new and united Wngdom of
Italy had been perfected between 1859
and 1861. One of the first diplomatic
questions brought to the attention of
President Lincoln and Secretary of
State William H. Seward was this:
Who, in all the United States, is the
best qualified to serve as the first min
. Irter from the United States to the
United Kingdom of Italy? Secretary
Seward was persuaded that a man of
scholarly attainments, .s well as of
some political activity, should be ap
pointed, and in line with this opinion
he finally recommended to President
Lincoln the name of George P. Marsh
of Vermont. During most of the for
ties, Mr. Marsh had been a member
of congress, from which he had re-.
signed to become minister resident at
Constantinople; he had traveled ex
tensively in Europe, and at. the time
of Mr. Lincoln's advent t6 the pres
idency, had gained a wide reputation
as an author and a '.'scholar. Im
pressed by Secretary Seward's line
of reasoning and his recommendation,
Mr. Lincoln nominated Mr. Marsh as
minister to Italy, in spite of the fact
that there were a good many out-and-
out politicians who were anxious for
the appointments. - " ' .'
From 1861, until his death in 1882,
Mr. Marsh remained in Italy as the
American minister. His diplomatic
service as minister was the longest at
tained by any citizen of the United
States. . Grant, at the beginning of
each of his administrations, and Hayes
? the beginning of his, were beset by
the political friends of this or that poli
tician ready to serve his country as
minister to Italy. But it was always
found that Senator Edmunds, breaking
his rule not to ask for patronage, had
; sooner reached the ear of the president
and secretary of state than any of the
applicants for the mission.
Following the inauguration of Gar
field, the pressure became unusually
heavy on the president to name anoth
er than Mr. Marsh to represent us at
the Quirinal; among other arguments
advanced the president was told that
Mr. Marsh had been minister to Italy
for twenty years, that that was honor
enough for any man, and he ought to
be willing to retire. , At the height of
this pressure Mr. Edmunds for the
third time disregarded his policy
touching patronage and said a few
words to the president in behalf of his
old friend and relative by marriage.
George P. Marsh. These words were
sufficient; Mr. Marsh remained as min
ister until his death the following
year. And when he died all Italy unit
ed in testimonials appreciative of his
service not only as minister, but as a
scholar who was familiar with the
Italian history and language, and last
but not least, as a man.
the south anil that it would be "due in
large pan to tne aeveiopment or tnei
resouifces of the south br1eans of
northern capital. "
"When it became known that Mrsl
Stowe had bought this orange grov
many persons in the north said
she would be likely to suffer a gi
deal in the way of social ostracism
and by various other manifestations
which would show that in the south
she was looked upon as one of tht
fomenters of the Civil war through
the publication of 'Uncle Tom's Cab
in.' Mrs. Stowe, however,-had not the
slightest apprehension on this score
She said she knew the people of the
south, was conscious of the fact .thai
they were warm-hearted, generous anf
broad-minded, and so felt no anxiety
"She. met with exactly the receptior
she expected. She was welcomed b
the people of Florida. She was treat
ed with "respect and :after a while
there was general acknowledgment oi
the fact that by coming to Florida,
by thus calling attention to the possi
bilities of the state as an orangi
growing community, she turned the
tide in the state from the ebb of de
spair and demoralization towards the
flood of prosperity which within a few
years came to it.
But it is a little singular, isn't it,
that Harriet Beecher Stowe, the au
thor of 'Uncle Tom's Cabin should
have been the one person in all the
United States to do that?"
(Copyright, 19U. by E. J. Edwards. All
Rights Reserved.) 4.
(Copyright, 1911. by E. J. Edwards.
Rights Reserved.)
The Masterful Borrower.
-Yes," sighed gentle little Mrs. WI1
dur, "1 do wish Mrs. Nerbett wasn't
quite such a masterful woman about
borrowing. I do need my irons so
"Won't she send them back?" asked
the sympathetic caller.
"No, she won't. What was it she said
when you went for 'em today. Marl
"I spoke just as easy to her and
said: 'Good morning, Mis' Nesbitt. Ma
says could she have the irons, a little
while? She's making a dress; and
needs 'em to press.' And she answered
me just as shortand said:
"fNo, she can't! And you tell y0Ui
ma that she knows perfectly well that
pressing a dress, which I doubt it
she's making one at all, isn't half as
important as doing a family washing
and ironing, and not to send me any
more such foolish messages, either.' '
"I reckon I shall have to make ou
without them," sadly Concluded Mrs
Wildur. Youth's Companion. - ;
steer clear of undue influences in
this case and consider- the evidence
presented . without , regard to who
plaintiff or defendant are. He gave
notice that if there should come to
his attention any effort by anyone
to influence the jurors he will deal
with them to the limit of the law as
w I i . i i i l .
arrested last month, bkd never been sucn an onense wouia ue. especially have three teachers.
hufnro a TTnitoH Qtaaa bnv.r.i- nltot. inSUIieraDle.
it is said that he hasj been making
blockade liquor practicklly all of his
life. - I "
Salisbury. The Southiide reel team
day in July. He goes to succeed Bev.
E. A. Osborne, who eces" to Char
lotte, i
Asheville. Among the arrests made
in May by the officers fqi violation
or tne revenue laws v&s the famous
Quill Rose of Swain j county. . Quill
Rose is 70 years of kge and, until
Franklin Voting Tax Districts. v
Information comes to - the. state de,
partment of education from' Superin
tendent R. B. White of the Franklin
county public schools that another
local tax district has just been voted
by the people. .It is for Cedar creek
district and the improved schools will
w z
Tobacco Very Sorry in Pitt. '
Auto Licenses Must be Renewed. stafp SPtiatnr r r rwfrm Af pi
This is the month for the renewal I county, says that the outlook in his
ot the licenses and registrations of section is for only about a third of
a crop of tobacco. The lack of rain
antnmnViiloo in fhia etato nnH it is oc'
of this city, which mad such splen-1 tima:ted there wm have o be
uiu leuuiua a,t iue tnanune tourna
ment, bringing home a goodly amount
of prize money, is to go to Columbia
next month to attend the South Caro
lina State Firemen's association and
will , enter the inter-State reel races
and anticipate giving the Palmetto
boys something to think -'about. :
not less than 20,000 entries of one
sort and another in the department
of state before this work is over.
There are 2,596 automobiles register
ed and all of these will have to pro-
prevented the successful - transplant
ing of the tobacco plants. While it
has been very dry, owing to the ex
ceptionally thorough preparation of
lands, there has been nothing like the
damage by drought to other crops
cure renewals before July 1 or be0ne would ordinarily expect he says.
subject Jo penalties, . rne numDering
startea at iuu ana snere is one nam-1 wndpshnrn Mr t t mot-Hti
Statesville. The good roads county fher1313 that was canceled 'for an 1 in or, t farrw Qrwi0
advisory board, .composed of one man automobile owner in Charlotte and an- this county, while riding home, ac-
from each township selected by the
voters at the time of the bond elec-'
tion last -month, when $400,000 was
voted for road improvement, has In
structed the county commissioners to
otner and more lucky . numoer sud- l comDanied bv his wife and children.
stituted alter the machine had killed jwas shot at five times with a pistol
one person and happened, to a num-iai0ng the road by Will Allen, a young
ber of other serious mishaps. Whatwhite man. Mr. Martin, turning:
made the number 1313 more objec- j around to see what the trouble was.
was again shot at five times. Mr. Mar-
employ Civil Engineer W. S. Fallis, of ;tionable to the gentleman to whom it
riduiLimion, as county engineer to ;was allotted was the fact that the
superintend the road building as nro- rosHstmtinn wns mA anfl th iwtjsa
vided in the road bond bill. issued on a Fridav.
Wilmington. Plans and sDecifica-
tiens for the erection of the hand- Grand Lodge Officere Eastern Star.
uiii uunumg py tne Church of the The Grand Lodge of . the Eastern
tin secured a pistol and overtook
Allen, and after disarming him gave
him a well-deserved thrashing.
Good Shepherd has been received and
it is thought that work on the build
ing will be begun in a short time and
the house of worship ready for oc
cupancy within six months
Charlotte. One hundred and twelve
! young men who are seeking to llrac
tice medicine in North Carolina" as
sembled at O'Donoghue hall to Uake
the final examination before the state
Police Seized 10,000 Gallons Liquor.
At Henderson ville the nolice raid.
Star, in sixth annual session here, ed a store room on the main business
elected Mrs. Sallie M. " Boettcher,; thoroughfare and seized 10,000 gallons
Elizabeth City, grand matron; Dr. S. 0f liquor. The alleged proprietor of
H. Lyle Franklin, grand patron; Mrs. the place, O. N. Carson, it is said,
Florence R. Wilcox, Halifax, as so- i. hut the aeent of th real nwnr
ciate grand matron; Rev. J. W." Row-
ell, Wingate, associate grand pa
tron; Mrs. Mary C. Weatherly, Frank
linville, grand secretary; Mrs. Emma
of the "wet goods.'
Mrs Kate Tavlor. Winston: erand
North Carolina were represented Iconductress, and Miss- Vallie Sanders,
among the young men. . . , Q!C!ociate grand conductress.
Lexington. The Woman's Mission
ary Society of western North Caro Annual Meeting Builders Exchange.
f Una conference closed the greatest ' The annual meeting . of the Buitd-
annual meeting in its history witH ;f,rs' Exchange will be held at Wrights-
jeiecticn or officers. . The society; will Viile Beach, July 3. Mr. J. A. Jones
meet next year with the First Meth- !'of. Charlotte is president of the ex-
.uuist cnurch of Gastonia. I. . i,Tiee:- Mr. N. unaerwooa oi uur-
Spring Hope. W. S. Pounds. beinU hm vice president, and Mr. E. P.
taken from Pawtucket,. , R. I., tc Tingley of Charlotte, secretary and
Tampa, Fla., charged withhiganiy, es X treasurer. IVIr. James R, McClam
caped from a Seaboard train through )roch of Greensboro is chairman of the
the. window at Norlina and was cap- I! entertainment committee and will
tured at Spring Hope by Chief oi have charge of the . social side of
Police Stallings. George A. Bell, the the convention. The exchange has
Tampa officer, reached Spring .Hop invited the South Carolina exchange
a few minutes after Pounds. , to meet with them.
Road From Salisbury to Monroe. ;
Capt. R. P. Henry, of Winston,
B. Siler, Siler City, grand treasurer; Salem, chief engineer, with a corps of
assistants are ousy making a pre
liminary survey of the proposed rail
read from Salisbury to Monroe.
Special Court for Blind Tigers.
Judge Daniels is directed by Gover
nor Kitchin to convene a special term
of criminal court in Durham July 17
to continue one. week for the special
purpose of trying 39 blind tiger cases
that have accummulated through the
sensational crusade the officers made
against liquor selling in the Bull City
some time ago.
Catawba Wheat Crop Very Good.
The Catawba wheat crop, admitted
on all sides to be the best in years,
will all be harvested this week. '

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