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I h 1 fill I 9 1 - TVe inTlte the ladles f Henderson f : county to come to this store,, Inspect our stock of goods, compare price and ; quality and then buy or not, as their judgment dictates. , We hare no donht'as to what that judgment will be, for here QUALITY and reasonable prices go hand in band. All the latest and newest things In ladies neckwear, furnishings etc., Many very dainty articles shown erery thing, In fact, for the ."Summer Girl," the "Summer Matron" or the. "Summer Man." h Ti r M nvule Co er cnuie F. Z. MORRIS, Manager iThe Quality St ore Fishing Tackles Base Ball Goods 0 P oftr c h cHid Hairun -1 i Shades ocl 8 M Lott's Book Store .... .. SHEET MUSIC. We carry over 2,000 copies. ; POST CARDS. - By far the largest line to be foundin town. Xocal Views lc each.' Bemember we were the first in town to ever sell them for that price. -. ' . : . " SOUVENIRS. We have a good line now, and a big shipment in-transit. . Coolest and most attarctive store in town. and 25 tsiit Ctoi 5-10-25c Store. Two Doors North Car Line. Wholesale and RetaiL fft3, Shingles, Lim, Cement, Pattent Plaster, . Flooring, Ceiling, rrs, Sash, Blinds, Moulding, Mantels, Colonal Columns, Cap and e, Metal Shingles, Pat. Galvenized Ridge Boll and Valley, Dimen- ioa Lumber, Bought Framing. See our 6 inch Cypress Shingles. GET OUR ESTIMATES FREE BEFOM BXJY1NG. v, 'tone 97. Office and wire house 301 and 302 6th Avenue. .... , . t . Cora growers throughout North Carolina are . at present very mueh interested in learning the best method "of increasing their yields, and numerous con tests have been organized for. the purpose of increasing this inter est. ) One of the most striking ex amples of what careful prepara tion and dilligent cultivation will accomplish is found on the farm of Mr. J. F. Batts of Garner, Wake county , where last year a single 'acre produced a fraction over 226 ; bushels of corn. - The Lexington "Dispatch ' republishes Mr. Batts - own account of how the yield was made, and although not every "farmer, wil lbe able to equal Mr. Batts figures, the lat ter 's experience, develops several important principles fronT which undoubtedly benefit .may be de rived. ' V - - "I attribute' much of my suc- cesss to seed-selection,' declares Mr. Batts. "I have kept a seed patch seven years and on -this patch I have year by year planted my best seed . selecting the seed fro mthe' best ears with a view to good size and quality and prolific type. I thought. I 'had the seed corn that would win if I gave it a fair chance and I spared nothing to give it that chance. The soil selected, for the experiment was scarcely of even average fertility, as its yield the year before had been only eight bushels of wheat. Mr. Batts began its preparation by planting peas from, which he had cut the hay. In March, after heavy - manuring, : the-land was ploughed twelve inches deep and subsoiled six inches. " Next month the manuring and ploughing were repeated, this time to a depth of twenty inches. Fertilizer con sisting of 800 pounds of acid phosphate and 2,000 pounds of cotton seed meal .was harrowed in and the selected seed were planted at intervals of eight inches, the rows being 41 inches apart.-About a ton an da half of fertilizer was a'dded after the planting, and MrJ Batts, estimate of the cost of the crop was $139. ' " It will be noted that the seed which produced this rather re markable yield was the result of a seven-year-old patch. In scien tific agriculture it is a mistake to look for results before dtie perse verence has given them a chance to materialize. This proposition ; axiomatic as it may appear, needs to be impressed over and over again upon the minds of xur form ers. Another matter of great in terest in connection with this ex periment is the fact - that the ploughing. was deep. Mere scratch ing of the surface will not suffice to bring about the best results, -sain, the fertilizer used was va ried as wel las abundant. The list of principles illustrated by Mr. Batts success" might be ex tended almost indefinitely. The State Department of Agriculture has issued a bulletin containing a detailed report of the steps taken by the "Wake county farmer from the first planting of the peas until after the corn was cut, and a study of this document will repay any and every corn-grower. Char lotte Observer. ' ' Black Fiends Lynched. . Bonif ay, Fla., July 30. Two negroes after confessing ; to the murder of Bessie Morrison, twelve years old, were hanged here by an infuriated mob this afternoon. ; The slain girl was on her- way to school Friday morning. When she did not return Friday night posses began to search for her and the body was in a small lake. The negroes were tracked by bloodstains on the grpund. -It is believed the blacks lay in wait for the .girl, ' assulted and then mur dered her v While on their way to jail with the prisoners, the officers were overpowered by a mob. vThe ne groes were taken" away and strung to a tree and their bodies riddled with shot." . " - It is said that a third negrd has sions and he is being sought. "Pr-IVILEGS' THE JZZUH.. TheJSitiiation nationally as View ed by John W Kern, Once Can didate for Vice-President. . . ; . A dispatch from Indianapolis qupte J ohn:W. Kern as follows r "The republican 'party being the parent of the protective sys tem cannot be expected to de stroy its off-springs Even the in surgents cling to the system and proclaim its righteousness while declaring themselves in ; favor of reducing . the duty . in certain schedules; substituting as it, were, petit larceny for grand larceny ; plain, unostentatious burglarly for highway, robbery. Only the democratic party can be trusted to work out the jieeded reform, i but to fit itself for. thework it j must select for its leaders men free from alliances with special interests ; men strong . enough, brave enough and discreet enough to strike down the unlawful mo nopolies that plunder the people, while at the same time protecting" an dencouraging every legitimate enterprise in the ,land.s ' That -is -the statement of John Worth . Kern, of Indianapolis, once the candidate of his' party for vice president, and now .a candi date for the United States senate with the recommendation of the democratic convention of his state. The use of such expres sions as "larceny and robery' show that Mr. Kern is one of those who look upon the tariff question as" a moral issue.- He seems in deed to be one of those thinkers to whose minds most questions present themselves as issues of right or wrong one, one who would concern, himself with the honesty or dishonesty or a propos ed action before giving, any heed to consideration of profit or ex pediency. As the presidential campaign made his character- and appear ance familiar to the public,' little is needed-now in the way of per sonal description. He is of me dium height, lean and sinewy. The head is large and well round ed; the forehead; high and square. The nose is . long ' ,straight and pointed at the end ,the tip extend ing noticeably beyond the nos trils. The lower part of the face is covered by a mustache and a beard, both of which are strong ly marked with grey. But the thin hair upon the head is black, the kind of black that is seen on the raven s wing; there. is vigor in it and it gives a youthful look to the face ,despite the lines un der the eyes and along the cheek that tell of years, as well as of study. . Mr. Kern is indifferent to the appearance of dress and prefers comfort to elegance. This, is shown by the fact that he comes to his office in negligee attire and wears it carelessly; His voicje is low and -well modulated. As his talk goes on a strain of humor shows itself now and again, not so much in words as in tone of the voice and the twinkle of the eye. The ' eyes, indeed, ' have a good part of the conversation. Their color is an unusual hue-of brown, in itself a distinctive feature, and they are furthermore much more expressive of the varying senti ments of, the speaker than is com mon among men. The manner of addres sis cordi al without ceremony. He does not trouble himself, to shake hands with a easual caller, but gives him welcome with a cheery " Come in; and take a -seat. The office, like the dress, shows a man careless of .the xminor elegance of life. The carpet is old and worn, the desk is littered with papers. It is strictly a place of business. One can hardly imagine a man wishing to loaf there.; . . -When once the conversation reaches politics the energies of the man show themselves. He doesn't drawl ; he doesn't have to be ques tioned, and he doesn't talk plati tudes. He has said the differ ence between . a Beveridge tariff and an Aldrich tariff is merely a substitution of petit larceny for grand larceny; that the only hope for reform is in the democratic party, then he goes on: "The question of tariff taxa tion will loom upvlargejn the next campaign. People are coming to know, that almost every ill effect ing the body ; politic finds its origin in the vicious system of pro tective tariff legislation. The avowed object of that system is to shut out foreign competition, but results show that when that ob ject has been attained domestic competiton is stifled by the forma tion of trusts and combines; so that the work of plundering the people may proceed without let or hindrance. . 'v : Mr. Kerii does not confine, him self to generalities. He gives specific instances of plunder: "... ' 4 The' few men composing the sugar trust , the steel trust and kindred monopolies can levy tri bute upon every home in the coun try every day in the year. ' Take the steel trust for illustration. There are in this country 20,000, 000 homes in which the products o fthat commodity are in daily use. jOue of each of these homes there comes day by day a little stream of money, "all converging at the treasury- of the "steel com-, pany. Thus was the colossal for tune of Carnegie builded up. In the same way scores of other great fortunes are being accumulated by men who are favored by spec ial legislation. - "Under such a system it is not strange the wealth of the 'country is being rapidly transferred from the 'pockets 'of the men who pro duce it and centered in the hands o f a few men. It was conclusive ly shown by Senator La Fpllette in speech two years ago that the financial and industrial affairs of this great republic are absolutely controlled by a handful of men, les sthan one hundred in number. It must be apparent to every man who thinks that if present condi tions continue the swollen for tunes will grow greater the pro cesses of absorption and concen tration wil lgo on, the lot of the toiler will become more and more intolerable, so that it will not be many years before we will be con fronted by the menace of some sort of revolution. " "The American people perceive the evil that surrounds thenvand as a result the chances of demo cratic succes sin the next national campaign have brightened won derfully. The defiant attitude of the , protected interests toward the people and the failuref the Taft administration to carry out the re-election, pledges of the party tend to convince intelligent voters that .in democratic success lies the only reasonable hope . of reform. - , . When asked for a succinct statement of the course of the democratic ; party - should pursue at this juncture Mr. Kern wrote and signed the three paragraphs which appear over his name, else where. , , . "j . ' - . Turning from national politics to the Indiana campaign, in which his own fortunes as a candidate for the senate are involved, Mr. Kern became less serious. At times he' was 'even humorous. Thus he sized up the activities of the Beveridge camp under the eeneral term ' whirligigery, be- because as he said, they so strik ly illustrated the , effects of the whirligig of politics. "In IndianaV said heV" the is sue just now is not tariff for revenue, against absolute protec tion, but against Senator Beverr idges ideas of protection. . The senator is in, favor of the pro tection . principle and the protec tive system but he is opposed to all protective schedules that he thinks are unpopular in Indiana. To help the "senator in his cam paign the aid of Eoosevelt has been sought, and, it is said, has been promised. The men who went to Oyster Bay are, William Dudley : Foulke and Lucius B. Swift. Both of. these men are old-dyed-in-the-wool tariff reform ers. Foulke was" J one of Grover Cleveland's . stoutest supporters. In 1892 he helped to humiliate President Harrison by taking from him the electoral -vote of-hij own state r. Next, we must re member, thaj Mr. Roosevelt has promised to vgo to Massachusetts, to help ' Senator Lodge support, the Aldrich tariff .and the whole stand-pat programme against the republican insurgents of" that j state. -Finally, it is to be borne in mmd that until very recently Sen--ator Beveridege had himself been a defender of high tariffs and trusts and has publicly declared that great corporations and com- . binations are part of theeconomie ' uplift of the tinTe, distinctly bene; ficial to all forms of industry. "Now then," said Mr. Kern, "we have here two old Cleveland tariff reformers going to New: achusetts stand-patter to come to Indiana to" support an insurgent who called the stand-patters ras- ' cals and denounces them as v" the powers of pillage, 'Lthis insurgent being a statesman who. only a little whi leago was himself a sup porter of the powers. If that be not whirligigery what is it t ' ' " ; v V " To old-time republicans of In diana, continued Mr. Kern, "to the men vwho' stood for Harrison. and protection against Cleveland and, reform, it must seem strange to see Cleveland reformers taking the leading part in a republican campaignand inviting speakers to come out here and support an insurgents in denouncing th reg ulars.' As to the result of the cam paign, Mr. Kern makes no -prediction. When asked to give an opinion on.'the subject .his eye "the date of Roosevelt's speech will have something to do with it. If his speech in Indnana is made after the speech in Massa chusetts; if he answers in de fense of Beveridge what he says in defense of Lodge, , Beveridge may be benefitted ; but, if after speaking in this state, he goes back to Massachusetts and ole nounces the insurgents t, he effect is likely to be contrary to the hopes of the men who invited him to come here. : - ; Bace Biot in Texas. Palestine, Texas, July. 30. At feast 18 negroes were killed in a racial clash in the easternN sec tion of Anderson ' county last night and today, the culmination of an enmity between the races which has been brewing for sev eral weeks. Eighteen as the, num ber of dead, is according to the more conservative reports that have reached here from the disor der occurred. Other reports the total fatalities at between 30 and 40. It was also reported as to casualties among the whites has met an authoritative denial. -Troops Ordered Out. Tonight troops Nreached Pales tine and immediately began an overland march of about 25 miles to" the scene of the rioting. The arrival of the soldies had a whole some effect and tonight -the bel ligerents are reported to be dis persing. Further bloodshed will in all nrobabilitv be averted. .The first advices of the dis turbance reached Palestine this morning. Officers were sent to ii. ' i . : ii tue scene, xocax umiuuxiiuuix siures ordered to suspend sales," and the saloons ; closed. It "was quickly apparent, however, that the, situa tion was beyond the control of the local officers and troops were asked for. A company of militia under command of Captain God frey Fowler, a former Unifed States army officer and more re cently engaged in Nicaragua in the camps of the insurgents, was dispatched from Marshall, Texas, and arrived tonight: " - ' An Army Gathering. Greensburg, Pa., July 30. Following a defeat in an alleged plot to draw a score of officers in to a death' trap early today, it was reported that striking miners near Export , were mobilizing an army of nearly 4,000 to avenge the loss of one man "in a battle W illi ilig" UCLUUO C4-LV . li Vj uuv- ed strikers today, . -