, - Street to Depot. ,
The Cit viouucu i.wa' -a. very im
portant called .meeting. Thursday
night in Mayor's office. Matters of
puuiic inteibi. were discussed and def
inite action taken : in regard to some
of the more pi essing needs. ;
Probably the most interesting mat
ter to townspeople as well as Visitors
wag the question of making, some im
provements in the condition of 7th
avenue leading to the station. It
seemed to be the general consensus
01 opinion among the council that the
present condition" of this . important
thoroughfare should be improved and
steps were tafcen to that effect., Work
will begin on this street' at once , and
tnere will he no let-up until it I has
been put into first-class condition.
While discussing the question of
street improvement, the matter of the
present street tax was gone over very
thoroughly. This tax was raised
from 75c to ,$1.U0. The reason fo:
this increase of 25c is due to the high
er cost of labor. Since the scale of
wages r.rl risen so much higher it
was deemed fit and proper to give the
street tax b corresponding raise.
Arrangements were made whereby
the money for the erection of the new
school building will : be available
within the next few days. ;
Thieves Escape ) "With Tray of Dia.'
. ' inonds.'N ; :. 'i y
: : Kansas Cicty, July "21.--Two , men
entered the Franklin Jewelry shop in
the city's center at 9 o'clock yester
day, -morning, , and' holding R. J.
Franklin at a 5 revolver's point took
a tray or diamonds, , and ran down an
alley and ., escaped after ; firing, at
Ttndom and wounding a by-stander.
Young Negro : is Hunted by Throng
;"-V '" of People.
Lacrosse,; Wis., July 20. Search
for Edward Robinette, a young' negro
farm hand who shot: and seriously
wounded Sylvia Price, the daughter
of . his employer, who repulsed his
advances, continues without result.
In the townships on the Wisconsin
side of the Mississippi, for 30 miles,'
farm work hag beon practically sus
pended while people by thousands
iunt the negro.
Many Bridal Couples Tisit Laurel
Thursday not. less than four differ
ent pairs of newly-weds visited Laur
el Park. And without exception, each
and every pair of 'em made the trip
to the top of Echo Mountain via the
Swiss Incline Railway.
Each one of the seats in the incline
railway cars ordinarily accommodate
four passengers. , The Fresh Corn
Crisp Man, -a close' observer of the
passing throng from his tent at the
foot of the railway, reamrked that
eight could easily have found space
on the seats occupied by the happy
couples. ' '
Two of the four sets were married
in Hendersonville Wednesday, and de
cided that v Laurel Park would be, the
one best place for their . honeymoon.
They spent part of the day wander
ing through teh miles of lover's lanes
penetrating thj5 estate and fqund
many a secluded spot wher vows of
simply eternal love could be safely
repeated. ' . ' '
They all ended the day by' enjoying
a thrilling ridet up the incline, and as
the Fresh Corn Crisp Man remarked,
there was plenty of space to spare in
the seats occupied by the newly weds'
as they journeyed closer to the skies
of eternal bliss.
Four Women Killed When Train Hits'
Troy, N. Y., July 20. Four women
were killed and a, chauffeur seriously
injured in an automobile accident
at Raceville, seven miles north of
Granville, late yesterday. The dead
are Mrs. Charles Wells, Jr., Mrs.
George Yates and Mrs. Charles
(ria of Saratoga Springs,, and Mrs.
F. M. Robinsqn, of Boston,, Mass. The
chaueffeur, Charles - Ostfander, had
both legs and one arm broken, be
sides sustaining internal Injuries and
may net recover.
Twyford Property to be Sold.
The rtenry.TwyfoTd. property on the
Flat Rock Drive is to be sold on
August - 21, at 3:3ft, p. nL, unless dis
p3&edojf ..before. tha,t time at private
sale, " .'-'.V - ' ' "
It is said the property may be bought
at a very reasonable price now, and
anyone interested should, see either
Mr. Twyford or the Wanteska Trust
and Banking Co.
Two Couples One Ceremony.
At the Methodist parsonage yester
day a double wedding was solemniz
ed. The contracting parties were Mr.
Clifford McCall and Miss Maude Coble
and Mr. Thomas Clement and Miss
Adele Keith, all of Asheville, . -
They reached here on the 11:20
train accompanied by two friends,
and hastened to the parsonage where
they were married by Rev. J. W.
Ignore. After unending 8 few hours
sight seeing they returned to Ashe
ville on the late afternoon train.
A remarkable coincidence is noted
'n the agrt as given on the marriage
license. The two grooms were 21,
and the two brides 18 years 6f age.
Romans smoked tobacco at least a
t-hm mnnMi fa nn th ata of makfnr p,f" colonies. . In the Malay archlpet-
many wonderful improvements In the ! aS the use ofI cigars and cigarettes I
J city. i oaiu tu uaw wucu uirmer uacK umn
To Fight Pine Beetle. '' cigar seems to snow mat man s,
;' Soartanbure. S. C ' July IS To solace and comfort did not originate:
DIXON AND MABTI5 CONSULT
Dispute in Senate as to Virginians
and Carolinians in Charge; at
Washington, July 20. Senator
Dixon of Montana, republican, and
Senator Martin of Virginia, . demo
crat, brought their civil war histories
and encyclopedias to the' senate to-j
day to settle the question whether
Virginia or North Carolina troops
figured more prominently in Pickett's
charge at Gettysburg. .
Senator Dixon was born in North
Carolina. He .asserted in the senate
Tuesday that histories were all
wrong about the charge of Pickett's
"Virginians" and that there were
more North Carolinians in the 1 fam
Today Senator Martin cited ( histor
ies to show that Pickett's troops were
Virginians. Dixon replied with ci
tations showing that they were, back
ed up by 15 North Carolina regiments.
Martin said he thought he could say
the same thing of the .Virginia Con
federates. . .
The controversy was finally droo
ped when the senate got uneasy over
a threatened renewal of civil war
Warm 5 Politics In Wilmington. "
Wilmington, July 20.-The political
atmosphere in Wilmington has been
beat today, owing to the cir
culation -of twelve petitions for the
recall all rcouncinlmen , elected last
May under the new commission form
of government, ana it was stated to
night that something over 700 names
had been; secured, the law requiring
35 per cent of the vote cast in the last
general municipal primary election
for all candidates running for office oi
mayor. While the law is very badlj
mixed on what election is meant, ow
ing to the peculiar manner in which
the primary was held, the authorities
wrill probably hold that the election
referred to was. not the last primary
but one held two years ago, which
would make about S00 signers neces
sary. Those who back the movement
claim they will be able to get at least
The petition gives as reasons for
recalling the councilmen the follow
ing: Not allowing merchants to use.
any part of sidewalks , in displaying
goods; passage of ordinance .not al
lowing cows to be kent within fifty
feet of dwelling .and then on cement
floor; not allowing hogs to be kept
in any part of the city formerly al
lowed to keep hogs on outskirts; elec
tion of two c?ty attornej's at good sal
ary and creation of job cf '"-fHential
advisor to the mayor : members of
council voting themselves full salary
allowed, $1,900 and some of members
giving but little time to the .office;
importing of civil engineer and em
. loving-"? . 'fis'iTy" ff orient ff health
-"" is p. fange- ?r Wilmington.
The petition asks for th recall of
avor Joseph T). 5mitb, .Councilmen
t. C. Moore. W. R Perdew, P. Q.
More and M. G. Tiencken
Under the law the city clerk is al-'o-T--vi
ten days to pass upon the
ames on the petition and the election
to h celled in not less than sixty j
("arp snj not more tha neighty, the j
candidate-receiving .the largest votej
In each ward being elected.
- While the reasons, set forth in the.
petition are regarded as "having"' "
good deal to do with the recall, still
It Is believed that the real force back
of the movement is the liquor lnter
t. as only a few days ago several
..?ri;' "-dJrancs - were--ned,.. one
rav7ns ' that the Mef 'of ty'ce
3(y'i-?avfi nower to h?ve any ace
searched where the nonetor hoMs a
T'nfted States Hiuor or nialt; dealer's
Indications nMnt to' one of tbe hot
pVrt'nnc t'1'" o'tv h?s vet V'TT'w,
rom what can be , learned, the bus'--ie?t
r'""est9 of th city arp not giv
n"' pnort to the movement
and greatly regret that such a course
should be pursued, especially Tvhop j
TOBACCO CROPS RUINED BY HAIL
About foOeOO Damage Done In Apex U
i Section, the i Third ; Stroke of 1U Q
foituue xiiere Since xear rjii
Began. r -v--::" " . .
Kiw.eiga, July 21. ews ; from the
: 6 at tiou yesterday afternoon is
to the effect that a terrible- hail and
cc o vtC over the tooacco
aitrict, practically destroying the to
bacco in a strip of country some two
miles wide. The damage is estimated
at $50,000. The Apex section has been
hit hard this year, besides the recent
fire In Apex, when several buildings
were destroyed, there was a big wind
storm earlier in; the f summer, which
did some damage. - :
W. N. JCeene of Apex, who was here
a day or so ago says that the town is
rebuilding right along".-; '-.-The "burned
buildings are being replaced with
brick structures and the town has
laid off a fire district and will super- -vise
buildings hereafter. - ' -
Commissioner of Labor and Piint-,
ing M. L. Shipman, who has returned gx
from a visit to the western part cf .
the state, brings the news that every
town in western North Carolina Is en- j X.
joying a splendid tourist season. v
There is an appreciable difference in !
the number of early, visitors this yearly
and thev have come frnm far widpr i
territory. . . ..
Mr. Shipman remarked that the
people of the west are too busy en
tertaining the visitors to discuss pol
itics this early. ,
; In Avery county, the latest addition
to tne state s list, Mr. Shipman found
a hot contest among the residents for
a location of the county seat Elk
Park is now the temporary sea i of
government, while the Old Fields of
Toe- and Montazuma are contesting
with Elk Park the right to become
the permanent seat A vote will be
taken early in August. The bill cre
ating the county says it should be as
near the center as possible.
Elegant Groceries for less money th
you are paying
Every thing must
Safeguarding City Trees.
In no other city in the country,
probably, is the care of the city shade
trees as systematic and continuous
as Inrooklyn. The card Index sys
tem Is employed, with a separate card
for every tree, of which there are
35,000. The location of the tree, its
approximate age, and Its general
health as reported by the tree inspec
tors of the Forestry department from
time to time, are noted on the card.
Every tree is inspected at least once
a year, and more often when Its con
iition warrants closer attention.
Brooklyn places a high value on Its
shade trees, and deems the larce ex
penditure necessary for this exacting
tare of them - money well spent.
Death Removes Good Citizen.
Mr. F. Lyda after suffering for
somet'me with a long seige of sick
ness, died about 4 o'clock Friday
The deceased was about 45 years
old and leaves a . wife and two sons,
Albert and Jesse. Funeral services
were conducted at the house at 4
o'clock this afternoon and Interment
made at Oakdale cemetery.
g South mam
for common o-norls.
gorator cheap. Come and Be Convinc
ed No fake ad-Everything goes.
" LfJiuirsiiy cUKilKBa 1U UJWWWWWWWWWWWUlUWUULJiUlJlM Jl Jl Jl IU II If II If H If If II lflfinns
the mercantile businefio here. Th ww.wwww - w v- w W W W V, j
news of his death was. learned today
fmmmmit r 3 I I
VI I n
with universal Tegret 'Tro'm ajl who
were so. fortunate as. to be in close
touch, with him.
Antiquity of Tobacco. .
The Idea that tobacco has only been
known in Europe Bince the discovery
of America ig incorrect In fact, the
Medes and Persians a long tlmo be
fore our era smoked narghiles, as an
cient scriptures prove. A philolgist
has suggested that the Greeks and
Hickory, July 20. The C. and N.
W. Railway company will issue the
first edition of the' Back Home . mag
azine the first of August. This will
be a special C. and N. W. edition and
will be devoted to the territory reach
ed by this road. W. D. Roberts, pub
lisher of this, magazine, has spent
several1 days in Hickory recently pre
paring the matter for the edition. The
special edition will be profusely Il
lustrated and will be a telling adver
tisement for this, section. A number
of towns along the line will be repre
sented . by page ads in - the edition.
Hickory will, of course, carry a good
M the threatened outbreak, of the
ssntrn Pine Beetle, a bark borinir
ncort which cavaed enormous dam
to healthy living timber in the
-enipp the early 90's and which
has recently been reported in wrf-
ent sections of . the South, a Fore
Tnsect , Field Station has bw .
n1 oT-e br the Bureau of Kntomo
Togy of the United States' Department
. It is feared that unless , m"
are take for the control ot th's In
At t will rause the loss of million
of dollars worth of tIup s.nd t
tion has heen. established hen tor t
mation and for giving direct Tr4
strnction to timber owners on tUa
mont nwrmiifiX pnd off etua methods,
controllfne the 1 htTe. T
r"S'q expts havp discovpd, met
os by which the betl c?n n
tnVeh In some case bv tbp r-oflt?h1
t1TI-9tJnn of the infote tihr . P"
in all oasp pt a m-pto a --ant
ernense. Timber owners ?ho"ld com-
r the Bureau at Washington.
Recognising the imnortance of con
erfpd action and that, the dansrer is
nom'i.'"i to the whole Roth. the South
p-n Pailwav i endeavoring to call the
Pttention of timber owners throughout
the South to the actlvitv of the Bu
reau in this mater, in the belief that
its interest is . identical 'with theirs.
RAopilr Felled" With Book.
Tom Osborne, the bookseller. w
o-no o "that mprcantile rugged race
to which the delicacy of the poet ff
sometimes exposed." .
Oshorne. irritated by what h
thought an unnecessary lelay on thp
rart of Johnson went one day Into
the room where Johnson was sitting
pnd abused .him in . the most liberal
manner. , ,
Johnson heard him-some timp un
moved; but at last losing all natl en cp.
p seized a huge folio and. aiming a
blow at the booksellers head. su
eedpd In sending him snrawline to
e floor. Osborne alarmed the fam
ily bv his cries; but Johnson, placing
bis foot on his breast, would not lot
him stir till he had exposed him In
that situation; and then left him with
this triumphant expression: "Lie
there, thouson of dullness, ignorance
and obscuTity.M-Kearsley,s "Anec
dote.", - - ' .-. ... -;
In the-Wept Indies. b"t is most liVpi
derived from "sakara, an Arab word
Raleigh, July 24. The keenest sort
i of interest is developing on th part
of parents a8 well as educators in the
Impending adoption of the textbooks
that are to be required to be used in
the public schools of the state during
the next five years, the examination
of books for adoption being now in
progress by the sub-textbook com
mission with the actual work of flL-il
adoption less than two week3 oX
Possibly the greatest anxiety is bolng
manifested as to the share of ' promi
nence that is given to accurate in
formation regarding North Carolina
In the readers, the histories and kin
dred books that are finally adopted
by the commission. This state has
suffered so much from; lack of ; rep
resentation and from misleading in
formation that there is a deep-seated
anxiety In this regard.
In a notable and Animated discup
slon of this question i; was asserted
that there Is now being exploited in
North Carolina a set of geoographles
that-may be involved in the work
of adoption that have in the element
ary volume over three hundred and
fifty pictures without a single one "of
them being credited in North Caro
lina, while the advanced book has
nearly six hundred illustrations and
only one of these bearing a North
It Had Been Built to !0rwM,,
This is a common expression where the ROyal Standard is used. Court Reporters. Telewanh On
erators and Expert Stenographers in all lines of business find Itt the Rojal "built-to-order aualitiei
that represent to them the ideal writing machine You will say'the same when you have become the
owner of a
KILLED BY TBAIJf.
J. T. Lockey, Merchant of TTadesboro
Killed by Train.
Wadesboro, July 24 While attempt
ing to cross the railroad track at
Laurel Hill, Mr. J..T. Lockey of Wad
esboro was struck . and almost in
stantly killed by the. Seaboard pas
senger train No. 45 Saturday morning
about 9 o'clock. Mr. Lockey was
about 50 yearB old and had lived here
only about five years.' His home was
in Clarkton, .where he had 'been on
Heavy Manif older,
Royal sales are increasing more rapidly tha, nthe gales of any othei typewriter, because
" EVERY ROYAL SOU)
Boyal Typewriter Building, . . - - -v - - , Kew York, JT. Y.
- v 719 East Main 3U Richmond, Ya.
f 11 1 ,,.sirrr , m , a ,, 1 n , , i
n ) '" : . . ..." r
"B E Q UICK
These bargains Must Go.
50 to 100 Pairs of Men's $3.00, $30
and $M W. L. Douglass low cut
sboes selling this week f"r only $2.00.
"0 to 75 pairs of Ladies' low cut shoes
$2.50, $3.00 and $30 jelzes now sell
ing at $18. .
for Butterict Patterns
JUDGMENTS FOB SALE.:
Staton & Jones ys Joe vMcCrary
' Staton & Jones vs Dave Walker
mgby-Morrow Co. vs Wm. Mintz
; ' .; :. 510.94.
Rigby-Morrow Co. vs E. W. Constant,
.' . 54.0S
Rigby-Morrow Co. vs Martin Edwards,
: . $3.11
Rigby-Morow Co. vs .Elva Bane,
'. $8.50 v.
Rigby-Morow Co. vs JLrthur P6rrjr,
- ' ;-$8.25. '. .-:
Rigby-Morrow Co. vs Dave Dogan and
Virginia Dogan, $61
; See E. B, DRAKE
Secretary Retail Merchants Associa
tion. , ,
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