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Representative John L. Stewart
of9; Montgomery county died .Sun:
day afternoon at a hospif di in Eal-
;f The Burke 'Poultry Association
will hold its .first annual show in
the ' Morganton , city hall on the
18th, 19th and 20th of this month.
There were 437 . whiskey pre
scriptions fiiled at the medical de
ository in "Wadesboro in Decem
ber, against" 392, filled for Nov
-The r ;Virginia; and Carolina
Southern Railway I has been com
pleted to . Elizabethtown and on
the 14th inst. a bi g celebration in
hqnor of the ' completion of the
railway will be held. ' "
A .C. . Franks aged" forty years,
a native of Iowa, was found dead
in his . bed at a . Salisbury hotel
Monday. He- had been locked in
his room for several v days and
forbade anyone to enter.
; : A committee consisting of Dr.
S. ; B. Kluttz, J. . E. Ewing and A.
C. Soheycutt has been appointed
to draw a bill: allowing . Stanly
county . to vote bonds for good
roads. ' . ; " ' y
- Postmaster AV. OHenry 'Hobson
of Salisbury had the distinction
last ' ."Wednesday of opening the
first postal savings bank in North
Carolina-1 one of the fortyreight
established in the United States.
The census figures . give Rock
ingham an increase of forty three
per cent since the twelfth census
and the people" of that town be
lieve the population : would be
trippled by taking in the cotton
mills and suburbanites. .... .
While locked in their home,
where their mother had left them
to attend a dance, three small chil
dren of Arabella Gilmore, color
ed, were burned to death late Sat
urday night in Fayetteville. t-
liss Alice Suggs of Chapel Hill (
was f onnd on the streets - of Bnr-
Ungton a few nights ago in a tern
porarily 'demented condition -and
almost frozen." She was taken to
a hotel where she was given medi
cal attention. . -. , .
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The people of Lenoir and the
surrounding country regret the
annbuhcement that the Rev. D. P,
McGe&ch y, - pastor of the First
Presbyterian church at that place,
has tendered his , resignation to
accept a call from Lewisburg,
w. Va. -..
John G ant, son of J. Gant of
Glen Raven and Altamahaw cot
ton mills of Burlington, accident
ally shot himself while hunting
near Glen Raven last week. The
greater part of one of his hands
was torn off. .
Oliver Thompson, a lad of 14
was shot and instantly killed a
few day sago at. Green's -creel, .in
Polk . county, by ; Boice D jnobv.e,
aged 16. It is stated the shooting
was purely accidental thp boys
being good friends. 1 . I
Under the name of the "Wacho
via Bank & Trust Co., ,with a cap
ital of $1,250,000 and. $300,000
surplus, - the formal consolidation
of the Wachvia . National - bank
and Wachovia Loan & Trust Co.,
of Winston-Saleni took "place last
week: ' ' : : ' .
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M. E. Beaver,; 18 years old;
agent of the Raleigh and Charles
ton railroad at; IMarietta, commit
ted suicide early last Thursday
by taking carbolic acid and then
shooting ; himself. " Disappoint
ment in a love affair is ascribed
as the cause. '
Precinct . primaries were held
throughout Rockingham county
last Saturday j ' in which the ques
tion of road improvement ' was
discussed, - overwhelmingly , favor
ed & bond issue of not less than
$500,000 ; for ; permanent road
building. ' :"y
Under the auspices of the "Win
ston-Salem board of trade, com
mittees have ', prepared - a - pro
gram for the entertainment ox the
North "Carolina. ' State Press ; As
sociation at : its mid-winter meet
ing in that city sthe latter part of
this month.;; v V.V'... - j 4
, The citizens ; of Red ; Springs
have voted, for a "bond issue" for
water works and, sewerage; The
vote in favor of bonds was. almost
unanimous, v The " town already
has a good system of electric
lights which is supplied by the
Southern Presbyterian College.
- Ttie little5-year-old daughter of
Mr. rank Kavlor, who lives; -8
miles from Hickory was terribly
mangled ; in the machinery : of : a
flour mill near y his home a! f pw
days ago.; The.totgot caughf.in
xne macmnery and its mother
rushed, to its rescue. - She was
likewise drawn into the apparat;
us and nearly, all her clothes torn
on5 her. -,:.V'- - - i.
-The Washington Duke building
at . Trinity College burned to the
ground at 3 o 'clock last Wednes
day morning, i The hundred stu
dents got ; out - safely although
many had to, make use of the fi,re
escape only scaiitly. attired. ;H. R.
Hunter, of Cary, was the. first per
son to , awake. , : He: heroically
rushed through the halls awaken
ing his fellow - students and con
sequently lost his ' entire , belong-
mgs ana ou m monev.
Philip Jones, a man of property,
and once a Wake, county deputy,
was, perhaps fatally wounded Fri
day about three miles from Dur
ham, when he was' struck on the
head by a brick hurled at " him by
Pink Johnson.; Johnson and
J ones quarreled several days
ago over a settlement and' renew
it Friday. Jones was taken 'to
Durham and placed on an oper
ating table. Eleven broken places
in his skiill have" been removed.
At a meeting of the board of
governors of the Piedmont Club
of - Albemarle Friday' night, the
question of how. to entertain the
State Press Association came up.
It was decided to spare no pains
or money in giving the editors a
warm reception during their stay
of an hour on. their Winston-al-em-to-Charleston.,
, trip over 1 the
Southbound on the 26th instanti
f Lunch will be served and general-
fly a good time given. ; ' , V
r; Rev. R. P. Brysoh of Spencer
met' instant death in the South
ern Railway shops Fridav af ter-
noon by being crushed under
three pairs of engine truck wheels
and axjesy which were being lifted
by a huge craned ; The crane bear
ing! the ton or -more of truck
wheels susp endl ' by f a chain was"
passing over, his head and the
chain .suddenly ibroke, precipitat
ing the mass of iron' down r upon
the head of Mr. Bryson 1 who was
caught at an unguared . mo-;
ment, and he- never knew what
killed him. . . , v
Charles Murphy, who about ten
days ago shot and killed John
Simmons in : .Yancey cdunty . be
cause Simmons : would not give
im a drink of whiskey, was taken
to Asheville Thursday night by
Sheriff , 'Edwards; of Yancey and
placed in the " Buncombe county
jail for salfe keeping. Murphy
has the reputation of being a very
desperate character, and the
sheriff was accompanied by two
men. Murphy was - handcuffed,
tied with a rope ahd was led by a
man.- . - : . ' ' ; ,
Mrs. Bavister,, wife of II. O.
Banister, manager of the local
office of the-Western Union Tele
graph Company, at Raleighj and
seventeen'-months-old ,.son . were
asphyxiated Friday afternoon in
the bath room : of their apart
ments. Mrs. v Banyister prepared
for a bath, using an instantan
eous; gas heate'r. Her: child ' ac
companied her. 'Later a servant,
hearing the water flowing into the
bath tub for an .unusually . long
time, investigated and was horri
fied to find : the ' lifeless form'of
Mrs. Bannister on the; floor and
that of ? the child across a chair.
Just how the accident occurred; is
not known.: v, " V .!.:;--
One "of the greatest events, in
the '' history of 'North v Carolina
took place Friday on. the banks of
the , inland ' waterway canal, eigh
teen; mile's long connecting Beau
fort harbor , and - Neuse river.
Fifty-six steamers and motor
boats, moving in two separate
fleets from Newbern and r More
head Citv. met midway in: the
canal and landed three thousand
neonle as guests of the towns of
Beaufort, Morehead City and Ori-
ental. From Newbern went the
naval reserves steamer. Elfrid
and the Torpedo' boat Dupont,
carrying city and county; omcials,
carrying city aim ?
and friends from Morehead went
on the revenue; -cutter; ramuco.
All of which was on account of
the inland waterway just opened.
Three alleged blind tigers, all
white, were pulled in Wilmington
Property comprising, in entire
business block and valued at 01,
000,000 was destroyed by fire at
Little Jlock, Ark., last week.
' James J. Gallagheri who shot
layor Qaynor, .of New y York city
last, August, :was- sentenced to 12
years ' imprisonment last v week. Z s
The Southern Hotel Association
chooses Charlotte as ' the meeting
place forf 1912 and indorses Nevy
Orleans as the logical point' for
the- Panama Exposition. .
At least $1000,000 a year is the
sum Governor Dixr of New York
expects to save the state through
the adoption of economies he re-
,comm ended to the legislature in
ms nm annual . message.-. r : ..
Taking a burning faggot from
a stove a little Syrian boy, 2 years
of age, of Columbia, S. C., -set fire
to his mother" dress as she was
washing V dishes, . the other day:
She was 'frightfully, burned and
is not expected to livel y
General Allen, the chief signal
officer ot the army has .announc
ed; that as a . result ' of' recent ex
periments' by the - signal corps,
multiplex telephony is now prac
ticable, swhereby; several" indepen
dent conversations may . be car
ried, on simultaneously ; over the
same wire circuit.
: A series of violent ; earthquakes
were recorded by the f eismograph
at Spring Hill College,' Alabama,
last week; commencing at 6 :18 and
continuing ; for 24 'minutes. the
maximum being reached at 6:30
o 'clock! Shocks "were also re
corded at Lawrence, Kan., and J
New. Orleans on the same date.
The death of Senator Elkins
adds to the ' political, complica
tions in West Virginia. The dem
cratic legislature, which r already
was charged with the duty of
electing a successor to Senator
Nathan Bay Scott, republican,
and whichj for. the first- time in
years, nas a large aemocratic
majority, is now confronted with
two senatorships. "; 1 :.
Stabbing and ; scratching with
a hat piny. Miss - Roiith Pinsoh, a
college girl,1 of Greenwood, S. C,
home for the holidays, fought a
burglar who took to. his heels
when the . girls father came to the
rescue. ; Dunne the .scuffle the
burglar aimed a knife blow at the,
girl's head the blade cutting off
about half of 1 her hair, which
was ' ? done up. v " " T
To Study Corn .
.' . During January and,' February
the Farmers ' Co-operative De
monstration Work IJ. S. Depart
ment of Agriculture,: will hold at
lesat one ' Seed Corn" 'meeting in
each of the forty-four . counties
where the work is being . carried
on The day will be spent at . each
place studying, eorn, nothing the
bad and good characters of the
ears such as soundness, Vitality,
cob, etc., and discussing the best
methods of corn growing. , Far
mers will be asked to bring . out
their seed corn for study and ex
hibition and for comparison with
their neighbors. '.'
The meetings will be conducted
bv- corn - experts of the National
and State Departments -ofAgri
culture and .A. & M. College and
leading farmery of. the respective
counties. - - . - , . ...
This work started two years
ago by 'Mr. C. R." Hudson, state
agent, has proven its value in wak
ing lip the minds of farmers' con
cerning good seed, corn to plant.
By the methods advocated in . the
movement,; farmers are finding
out that we live in the section of
the ' country that should be the
real corn belt - The meetings will
be "'Corn Schools' without any
fees or , dues , attached- If other
counties ' want .such meetings the
county commissioners or other au
thorities should communicate with
Mr. C. R. Hudson, of Raleigh, N,
C. All that will be asked of them
is that, they furnish' a comforta
ble ' house for holding the meet
ing in and furnish tables for .hold
ing the. corn. - ;
- ' Two Hens Worth $22,000.
Concord Times. - 1.
Winner over all ; others of her
breed Lady Washington, a raven
black Orpington hen, worth $12,
000 has only one of" her kind as a
rival, her own daughter. Her, oil
spring is. worth $10,000. When
ever either chooses to doj;he com
monplace thing of laying an egg
the egg is worth $25. Both chick-
ens are-on exhibition at the fifth
, . . ; -di,;tt:
annual Poultry Show in Philadel
phia. Ladv Washington arrived
Thursday from, her home at Fac
toryville, Pa., ; accompained ; by.
two attendants. , and occupied
specially constructed coop in, a
specially reserved compartment.
Concbrd;:KmeV.:;. ' .- : '
i ' Salisbury is - in earnest about
building a railroad from, that city "
to Monroe. At the meeting of the
Rowan county commissioners Mon
day it was decided to call an elec
tion to be held February 23 , in
Salisbury - and ; Litaker townships
pux pust; . ux voung on xne
proposition to issue bonds to build
the road , $75,000 in ; Salisbury
township. ; . ' . : ' . -. ; . -'
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The Cleveland Star announces
that Mr.' H. T. Hudson. Dresident
of the ' Star Publishing Company
has disposed of his holdings in
the corporation1 to MrZ Lee ; B.
Weathers of Charlotte," 'who will -assume
the editorship of The Star'
the first of January. Mr. Weathers -is
ai-native of Cleveland, a son of
Mr. and Mrs. . A; P.; Weathers of
Shelby and has a host of friends
there who will wplcomp hm'hholc
Concord Times. . " : -
Mr." Walter : W; Poole, of Salis
bury, is ;a much afflicted man. He
has out one leg and walks with a
crutch The other day the crutch
broke and the poor man fell and
broke his arm. . V;v '':.
Lexington Dispatch. . . .
John Johnson, a Wake .county ,
negro; who lias been in Lexington -'
for several months working- here"
and there filling the role of - an
"odd jobs nigger' hiked out of
town Monday night on the double
quick. Just before leaving he had
thrown" ;an axe at his better half
and had inflicted a serious wound.
The axe made a gash in the wo
man's back six inches long and cut
to the bone.- . L ;
Raleigh News ad" Observer. :
. The . best " thing about the " cen
sus of North, Carolina is that k this
State shows no, tendency to leave
the . rural districts. The best devel
opment ; is r rural and v town, with
the biggest on the farm.
We are indebted to Mr. E. A.
Pearsom of .Taylors Bridge; f or a
veryfine watermelon on December
have seen during the -winter. It
may be "that Mr. POron: is the .
last to bring one this winter and
therefore eiititled to the free Sub
scription. So far as our side of it
goes, we have enjoyed the mellon,
and appreciate the interest our
friends have taken in bringing
them; for we feel that they did
so simply because they wanted us
to- have them, ; -
Weekly Paper Raises Its Price to
'-y , $1.50. ' .;-' : , '
Announcing that after ; Janu
arv 1 its subscription Iprice will
be $1.50 a year, in advance. The
Leighton, Ala., ! News , puts the ,
case this way : " When cotton was
six. or seven cents a-tynnid and
other farm products .were corres
pondingly low it took the price of
two turkeys to pay- one year's
subscription ; now one, turkey will
sell, for enough to pay for three ,
years or more.. Then it took ten
dozen eggs to pay for. one year ;
how .two dozen will almost do it.
Then we could buy a little pig with
a year subscription ; now , it will
scarcely pay .for the grunt. And
so on with almost all . farm ; pro
ducts you can name. . This is an
- - i i i V 1 - i .lx. .
explanation wnicn Durrows rigiii
down to the root, of the matter,
and must "convince any one. .
Prominent Democrats to Speak
- at Jubilation in Baltimore.
The important committees in
charge of the Demoratic jubila
tion, which is to be held in Balti
more January 1, met last' weeK,
and announced that the following
have accepted invitations to speak.
rrt Vi of tnnn cinn ' -. ' I
VAJl Aiu v vyvmjf ' - . t
Governor. Judson Harmon, Ohio;
Governor-elect Eugene N. . Foss,
Massachusetts ; Joseph C. S. Black
burn. .Kentucky ; Theodore : M.
TipIT CAlif nrnia Consrressman
Champ Clark, llissouri ; United
States Senator B. F. Shively,' In,
diona; United States Senator Rob
ert L. Taylor, Tennessee, United
States Senator J oseph W. Bailey,
Tex?w ;C6ngressman-elect - Martin
W ,T.ifToriTi -Npwj, Ynrlr.V Mainr .1.
C. Hemphill, Richmond, Va. .
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