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Items of Interest From Many Parts of the State MINOR MATTERS OF STATE REVS Happenings of Hore or Less Inrport: ance Told in Paragraphs The Cot- ton Markets. Charlotte Cotton Market. 5 -' i;, - . . i- These prices . represent ., the prices paid, to kagons: , ; " ' Good middling. . S triet middling . . Middling.. . . :, : 11 3-4 . .. 113-4 .11 5-3 . ... ; .11 5-3 91-2 to 101-2 uood middling, tinged btains . . . . General Cotton Galveston, dull.. . New Orleans, steady. . Mobile, steady. . .. . . Savannah, quiet , Charleston, quiet.. .. Wilmington, steady. . Baltimore, nominal IV . Market. .. . .117-16 . .. ..115-16 ... .11 1-S .... ..113-16 , 11 1-S 111-2 , .113-4 ....... 11.90 noo .... ..113-8 ... 111-4 New York, quiet . . . . Boston quiet . . . . Philadelphia, steady . . Augusta, quiet Memphis, steady and nominal. 11 5-16 St. Louis, quiet . . ... ...... . .11 3-8 Cincinnati. Louisville, -firm. .... ...... .11 5-8 Big Celebartion Closes. Charlotte, Special. The greatest celebration in the history of the city came to a close Thursday night, after iitting honor had been done to" the signers of the Mecklenburg Declara tion of Independence. Looking back atthe fjjurdays, it is hartlHo realize just bow big and full events they Avero. The city thinks a little and tries to consider just how It has -man aged to be host to so many thousands : howv suchj a. .variety of- attractions were arranged and successfully car ried through. The parades, the ad dresses, the midway attractions, the musi by the marine and other bands, the drills and exercises of ths troops, State and Federal all were up to the highest standard. All in all, the celebration hs such as will 'long be remembered bv those present, and will do much to make Charlotte more widely and generally known. Convict Killed by Guards niigh Point, :Spcial.-4-AsT a result of an attempt to gain their libertv, Thursday morning, James B. McMil lan, white'J arid iJesse Thorhnsonl col oged, convicts t the' camp now here, are dead. Inree negroes who ran with them made their escape. The negro was billed outright. McMillan was sht .through the backhand died at the Junior Order Hospital here, a few hours afterwards. It is said that Mc Millan planned, the escape with the 2"r negroes as they all made a dash fSr liberty at the same time. He was the first man shot. Officers were here after the city 's blood Whitebeck aftd a posse is now on the track of the tare Je nesroes. Eev. T. J. Gattis Dead. Charlotte, Special. Rev. Thomas Jefferson Gattis died at' his home, 506 East Pifth street, Friday morning at 4:45 o'clock. Mr. Gattis had been in dfclining health for several months and his death was not unexpected. Mr. Gattis was born in Orange county, Nprjh .Carolina, , I 6S,;f years ago. He had' been a minister of the Gospel and a member of" the North (Carolina Methodist Conference for 4. years. He was a colporteur for both conferences: in this State for a number of years and, during part of that time,-served also for the South Carolina Conference.- -Items of State News. :"" The commencement exercises of Elon College will take place June 4th to 7th. Dr. B. F. Dixon, State Au dieor, will deliver the address. Thomas A. Edison, the celebrated inventor and electrician, has been in Lincoln Countyj.rfor some time looking forth! fare" mineral, cobalt, which lie expects to find in that part of the State. Lady Killed at Charlotte. pharlotte, N. C, SpeciaL-Sr' Miggie McCorkle, wife- of Mr. Thosi J. McCorkle, wrhp Jive 6; At ?03 NortH Cedar" street, Was "run1 over and killed by a Southern. Railway shifting -enf gine Friday morning about 5 o'clock; The aeident occurred at the coal chute on?the extension of Third street. f i t I 'l - t. Young GirlRun Ovr,. Raleigh, Special.- Bertha Fowler, a "white grl aged IS ;ear$, wist infant- ly jkil!ed4Eere't,riday morning by d locomotive , while on her 'way' to" a cotton mill wliere.she, was employed : , '"North State Brevities. ' The Forsyth grandMurv; reamed a true bill tor murder againss Sam Jlobre Will Plean and J. E. Whitebeck: or thekrllmg. of, Henry Hobre at WfesJean.-on,January 21st'.'lastrtl The National Cotton -Mills (Incor-? Iioratea) was granted a eharter-wrth 100,000 total ' authorized - and $32,000 u ascribed,, capital stock, The princi-! palj offices are .at Lumberto i mil mi i TAR44Et CROP- BULLETIN Oflcial Summary of Crop Conditions i of .North . parqlina Tor rWeek ,End i ins Monday, May ; 28,: 1908. - . ' The; average temperature for, the State for the past week was slightly below nqrmal.' , Jhe days, were, gepet; ally, warm; and the nights cool. The- nignest temperatures usually .occur red on the 26th in T the eastern " and central 'districts, and on the 24th in the, western, district. .r The. iowest tem peratures !w ere usually,, recorded; J on the first three days o the week. The highest temperature .f cr the' State Was . d0'degirees;H)h'"th6v22nd the lowest was 52-degrees on-the 25ihi The weath-. erl;a4.rdry, ana. "wiidy, .during the first jpartv6f the; week the latterpart was.: cloudy- and on i. the -25th -showers pcttifw&ui te' . western .district;.'. On the 26th Tain became general and con- tmued on the ZUhand ,iJ5tn; severe drughfof hree'tweeks'' was broken: The rainfall "was somewhat above nor mal! and waswcli .distributed.', he. heaviest; fall bdered at; Goldshorp, 2.68 inches. 'In the remarks by cor respondents, it wil , be .noticed . that most.-'of them 'report a dry week as their reports were mailed just before the rain occurred. This rain relieved the droughty condition which in many places was serious. : A: H. THIESSEN, , .Section. Director A $300,000 Hotel in Asheville. Asheville, Special. Asheville is to have" a new hotel located at the corner of Walnut and Haywod streets al most-in the center of the citv. Mod ern in every respect and costing when completed $300,000. Frank Lough- ran, of Asheville, owner of the Swan nanoa hotel and lessee of Hotel Berk ley, and one of the besi; business men of the city will be owner and builder of the new structure and will proba bly conduct it after the hotel 's com Dletion. It will be constructed . of steel frame and concrete re-inforce ment, will be eight stories in height with 294 rooms ad. 150 baths. It win be one oi the largest hotels m the State. . - Dealt a Crushing Blow. Durham, Special. As the result of a fight between two negro men, Frank Green is in the Lincoln Hospital in an extremely serious condition, and Wil ham Turner is m the city lock-up charged with assault with intent to kill, and the outlook now is that this charged may have to be changed to murder. The two 'men had words when Turner struck Green on the head with a rock, crushing: the skull and pushing part of the bone through the brain tissue. An operation was performed, relieveing the pressue. The man is in a serious condition. Insurance Affairs. - The Soulhern Life Insurance Com pany, of Fayetteville, has deposited $100,000 in bonds an'4 securities with the insurance commissioner. Xt be gan business in November. It has done a very fine business, its officials state. Th;? insurance commissioner announces that the Buffalo Fire In surance Company, of Camden," has been admitted to do business in North Carolina. The charter of the Eastern Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Com pany, of Wilmington, has been ap proved by the comrnassioner Vs.' hit . "lc North StateBrevit4es?C GovernoGlenn fs address: before the stxmfentslaVthe University ' of commencement will , , be ;;,on - -fNorth Carolina Si -r. Th? Insurance,' o-xcPWmingtoiv'har-t terea1 iFTidayv.-has no -capital - stock Thomas ?ErMask anaotherSare in corporators - ;;'' . k-:-1'; 9 t Is-, wv V, 1 1 grading force I'-bf. 42 Convicts 'now dn( the jyilkesboro and: - Jefferson '-turn-' piWskys it woll require about teir, months ,to . complete thatrimportantj highway-:to J efferson. Ashe county; has! put up -$4,000 to-pay-fdr certain; parts Mlifw'P' liriiles betweerivthe top -ol the, Blue - Kidgef the town -of Jerierson; - -The- total TompkinsL Mr.',;William 1 S.inrpVe; Mr Wa -Raga and.r.E. M; Kooncias members' of th bbardV.of visitors of ;tiie k Agricultural T& - Me- chanical College' fornix ars'' I- i The rpenitentiaryTcl mohyje'imakeir! ' and!, iias now about $200,0q5;to its criditkiya-fewi years ago " it"Twas" a .nbugbear6TtHe State, whereas now it. is a remarkable producer of revenue. I Charters are granted the . Lee Ve neer Company, of Lexington, capital stock $25,000, Z. V. Walters and Oth ers stopkholders, ,aijd the Novelty Company of "Washington, N. C, capi tal $100,000. . rast, present and titurdir- gEasternr arolinal Mathal -Lif o ana cost of the road1 will: belabour; $65.0'00.t Tne'veQrWppoin'is 'Mri B". At LKIBiRGf II ill taken Prom Jail and Done to " Death By Mob AWFUL SEQUEL TO A MISTRIAL Mob Batters Down Doors oi -Nortn Carolina Jail Drags J. V. Johnson, Alleged Murderer of His Brother-in-law, Gwinn Johnson, From His Cell Strings Him to .a Tree and Riddles His Body With Bullets. Wadesboro, N. C, Special. A mob composed of ,50 to 75 men battered down-the: jail doors shortly, after 2 o'clock Monday morning and lynched John V." Johnson, a white man about. 40 years old, the killing of his broth-er-ia-law, Guinn Johnson, on Decem ber. 17, last. The mob, it apears came from McFarland, Morven township, a small place on the South Carolina line and, largely under the influence of whiskey and treated the prisoner in a most cruel manner, while taking him out of town. One story is that they told him to run for his life and then filled his back with bird shot. This may or may not be true, but in tak ing Johnson out of jail one wrist was almost severed "and the trail of the mob out of town was easily traced by bloody splotches. About 1.45 o'clock two or three men, partially disguised, appeared at the back door of the jail and told Sheriff J. A. Boggan they had a pris oner and displayed a commitment pa per. The sheriff came out ttnd the door was bolted behind him. He tried to get the men to levae, buf instead dozens more swarmed in and took hold of the officer ancl began to bat ter in the doory"at the same time fir ing several shots into the jail, one load, from a shotgun at close range making an inch hole in the door fram ing ana a pistol ouiiet burning a mark on the jailer's collar.' i Gaining admission to the jail after about half-an" hour," the men swarmed up stairs, breaking; down two other doors. When the cell" was reached several attempts, were made to break down the iron door and the mob put a number of shotguns 'through the bars and threatened to kill Johnson, there, when a member of the sher iff's family, fearing harm to that of ficial, opened the cell door and John son was ! dragged out barefoot and scantly dressed. He attempted to hold on to something, when he was badly cut on the . wrist. The doomed man's appeal for mercy were met with abuses as the mob dragged hrm out into the street. Here the crowd was divided into three squads, with the prisoner in the center, and amidst vol ley after volley from a number of shotguns and pistols and many shouts, wended its way out the Morven road in the direction of the scene of the offence for which Johnson was in jail. . . J. V. Johnson was tried at the April term of Anson Superior Court for the murder of Guinn Johnson, the jury failing to agree on a verdict. Judge Shaw, who presided- at the trial, reprimanded the jury for its inability to reach a verdict and a mistrial was ordered, the prisoner be ing remanded to jail for second trial at the next term of .court. ..The trial was vigorously contested on both sides. Solicitor L. .D. Robinson, was assisted in the prosecution by. Mr. John A. McRae, of the the. Charlotte bar, and Mr. H. H. McLendon, of Wadesboro, while the defence was ab ly represented by Messrs. T. L. Cau dle, J. A. Lockhart, Jr., John T. Ben nett and Henry Bogan. The evidence showed that the two men were engag ed in an altercation when the fatal shot was fired. After a trial which occupied near ly a week, the jury took the case. The first ballot was eight "for mur der in the first degree, three for mur der in the second degree and one for acquittal. After being out three days the final ballot was eleven for murder in the second degree and one for manslaughter. A mistrial was then ordered by Judge Shaw and the sec ond trial set for the July term of. court. . . . Judge Neal to Scene. Raleigh, Special. Governor Glenn has ordered Judere Neal to the scene of the lynching to assist in an inves7 tigation. The governor is severe in his condemnation of this act of. law lessness. " j Total of $54,000 Raised. .Bristol, bpeciai. The emergency campaign"of thirty" days to secure funds to erect a new Y.'M. C. A. building here has been concluded. The- two contesting sommittees 'of young men secured, a total of $54,000 in sub scriptions. The association wants $6,000 more. The construction of the building will commence at once. 1 TRUSTS Standard .0:1 and the Fertilizer p -' . Combines ; : SUBJECTED n TO EXAMINATION Pronty and Clements Now : Go to "Washington Where They Will Begin Preparing the Report Which They are to Submit to Congress. " Cleveland O. Special. After three days spent in taking, testimony con cerning" the . affairs , of , the; Standard Oil Company, - the Interstate Com merce Commissioners Prouty and Cle ments adjourned, and shortly there after started for Washington; where they "are expected soon to begin the preparation of their report on the testimony here !and in, Chicago for presentation to Congress. The report however, will not be closed until the Standard Oil Company's attorneys. have had ample opportunity to reply "to the many statements and charges put in evidence. Attorney Virgil P. Kline, for the Standard Oil Company, gave notice just before adjournment, that he desired to answer some of the testimony produced, and requested the commissioners to name a suitable time and .place, for the reopening of the case for this purpose. Mr. Kline was told that this privilege would be extended to him and that announce ment of the time and place would be made in the "near future. -I In the three days' hearing just completed a total of, thirty-five wit nesses have been on the. stand. About fifty or sixty were subpeonaed. Some of these were not called. Counsel for the commissioners, however, had five or six on hand ready to be sworn, but the commissioners, declined to hear them, indicating that ' the things ex pected to be proven were not import ant. - . ; ; i FERTILIZER TRUST ALSO. Engaging in a Combination in -Re- strait of Trade as Defined by the Sherman Act. The Case Against Virginia-Carolina ' Chemical Com pany, et al. ' Nashville, SpecialThe grand jury of the .United States. Circnit Court, which has been investigating the" al- eged fertilizer-trust, -for the past four weekc returned an,, indictment against' about eighty fertilizer1 manu facturers, including a number of local men. i The fhdictment contauis six counts detailing in specific fdrm alleg ed violations: 'of ,the antirtrust laws and charging the defendants ; with combining, and being engaged in a trust or combination. The defendants live in various parts of the. country where fertilizers are manufactured and certified cbpies of the indictment will be sent to the various districts in which the defendants', reside --and there served,. , The. defendants will bp reauired to execute -bonds 'for their appearance at the October term of the court in this city, when the cases are to be tried. The grand jdry' examin ed during the inevstigation . 140 wit nesses and the indictment returned is -a voluminous document. . ... . The six counts in the-indictment' are in a double series of three each. The first, charge the defendants with en gaging in a conspiracy; the second charge the " defendants with conspir acy, and the third , with conspiricy un der section 5440, tre vised, statutes, to commit the offense of engaging in a combination as defined by the, Sher man law. . The punishment under section '5440 is two years in prison and a. $10,000 fine. The third counts charge the com mitting of an offense against the Uni ted States by engaging.in a combina tion in restraint of trade,-as defined and "prohibited by the Sherman 'act. ; : The stvle .of the case 7 - the docket indictment is. Ufaited; S.tates ;vs. yir-'; gihia-Carblina Comical Company et al, and the indictment, is .described as "indictment -for viola tiog .-act of Can- gress approved July ,2, ;1890, andjen-r titled- An -.-act. to protct ' the trade and commerced against unlawful '-restraints and monopolies ? ' and' section 5440.' revised ' statutes. . United States .. ; Telegraphic . Briefs : .; i: ' .. , President 1 Hoosevelt Teceived- the Gaek-war. of ! Baroda . .at V the? White Housed - ''- One negro is dead and another1 wilt prooaDiy oie as me resmi vi. a suwi in affray at. Rosslynj'.;;; ;;V' "i':v - The 'cruiser .Columbia, with BOO'-jna- rines left 1 !- Philadelphia ' Tuesday under, hurry orders for Santo Domin7 go. ' 1 i Wood's Grass - '- :and Clover Seeds are the "best quality, . new crop seeds, of tested germination. We carry the largest .stock in the South, and can supply your needs to the very best advantage. . v Special Grass and Clover cir cular giving best methods of prep aration, seeding, etc.; free on re quest. .'. Our Descriptive Catalogue gives the fullest information about Grasses, Clovers and all Farm Seed's. Write for Catalogue and Special Grass Ovular.' ' : ; ' ! ' ; : T. XL Vcsi & SonSf Sedsneir, J RICHMOND, - VA; Wood's Trade-Mark Brand Grass, Clover and other Farm Seeds are the best and cleanest qualities it is possiDle to procure-rmuch better both in quality ana germination man inp M , ordinary market grades. .. M J THE ORIGINAL LAXATIVE COUGH SYRUP Cures all Coughs and Tk Sta Clorer Bloi comaBataa Boney Be is oa rrery assists in expelling Colds from the System by gently moving the bowels.. A certain cure for croup and whooping-cough, (TruU Kara SagUUnd.) KENNEDY'S uxative ; - PUPA RED AT THS LABOftATOtT Or ' C O. DsWITT CO.. OHIOAQO, U. 8. A. ; Foj 9Je by Hunter's Pharmacy. THE BLUE KIDGE INN Hendersonville. North. Carolina. Bargains in Furniture i ' " SAVE MONEY ON SEWIIIG HACIIIIIES ORGANS Selllns Selow Cost Full line "of Baby Carriages. Select stock of new goods. Call -at our store In the handsome new brick block. - J. M. STEPP. N. Main, Hendersonville, N, C. Jvistvis JoKnson, PhoUe 132 THOMAS SHEPHERD & Licensed Embalmer and Furneral Director A Hi ib (? Hi I carry a fist class line of funeral Supplies. Hi ib Opposite Hotel Imperial. to to Open day Carolina Real Estate Office Center of Cole Block V Is now ready for business have on 'their list some bargains io ' buildinjr lots and farm lands. Also houses to rent. , Pr 6 f o f si o n a 1 - CcLrdh H. S, Anderson - ! Attorney and CouDcellor at Law . " HeDdersonville, N. C. t CX Removed to office over new banb i j i. ' Altorae -at-Lnw OfSce in Bank of Henderson ville fild A. L. Holmes G. H. Valentin Holmes &; Valentine: Attorneys-at-Law i Office over Bank of Henderson ville ! Dr. H. H. Carson Surgeon-Dentist Office over Bank of Hendersonvlll Hendersonville. N. C, i Walker A. Smith ' j V BAKERY FINE BREAD, CAKES AND PIES ; Cakes made to order , a specialty. Main St. opp. Bank of Hendersonvllla COMPLETE LINE. OP Staple and Fancy : G RO C ERIE S AT ! Burckmyer Bros.,, North Main Street Hendersonville C, ' Your larder supplied with the best the market affords - - t ... Grocery and General. Provision Stort Hendersonville, N.. C. MONOGRAM COFFED Evolution In Coffee uunawz Evolution has become the. leadla science of tfae world and the principle of it can be applied to the uniolamefi of evervthine in accordance with tntelll gent designs, wnicn is ever . aaaptinT one thing to another to triake necessary and more harmonious ends meet. Will there be further evolutton 1a Coffee Routing and Blendinjrt We be lieve we vow. iiave this art to. perfection and request every user ox conee to see that they get the celebrated - Monogram Coffee . , Sold in 1 and 3 lb. cans only; never sol& in bulk. Ask your grocer for Monogram Coffee. .; . F. W. WAGENEB & CO. 1 : Hendersonville and Flat Rock :' : Notice Is hereby given that we have open ed first-class meat markets in the above places and solicit ft share of your patronage. ' Every variety of an up-to-date market production and - prompt delivery guaranteed to all customers. Hendersonville market adjoin ing Dotson's rstore ; Flat Boob Hart building. W 7 Phone 25. and night loan & Development Co.