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CAUCASIAN, 4 VOL. XXI. RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3. 1903 NO. 48, The Germs of Death By the Editor of Collier's Weekly T may be maintained that nobody ever dies a natural death. Old nge, the premature old age. which Is the only kind we know, is a pathological condition. Such are the opinions of Dr. Kile Motchnlkoff, not a fakir, but a serious person, who studies things through a microscope at the Pasteur Institute. Each of us swarms with tiny beasts of prey, which travel up and down our body, seeking what they may devour, By attacking our beneficent cells, previously weakened by the unwise life we all lead, they produce an nrtifleiiii nimv .,:..!. i. tii i . ' " . " "v"""'i sascs tlORIB (IDE 1111 Newsy Item Gleaned From Murphy to flanteo. sSSSS Child Fooled With Gun. Newbern, Special. One of the most L.IVt. - a .. .. . . tl,. malady which kills those men whom in nr inmn " V naa occurrea m I.or.k(l nt from Dr. Metchnikoff's standpoint, old age is merely a problem for P lD JtT' t00k place Thure" uu'tVu'ul science. How shall we help our beneficent cells in their struggle dy mornInS' In the bouse of Sam ji inst the enemy? One way would be to take every baby and cut out his Lanca8ter. white, keeper of the Neuse lar-r Intestine, an organ which ought not to have been Included In our anat- river brifige. Lancaster's house is close i.iny. At present thN can not be done, as the operation Is risky. A second i :. tlio l would be to destroy the beasts of prey. But we do not yet know what th y exactly are. Some are a legacy left by our ancestors, immediate and v mote, who Mineral from heritable diseases. Others, more mysterious, are I" i h.spi the instruments of a sort of essential disease, of that old age w'hlch , mciausly kills all who do not die sUll earlier of tuberculosis, pneumonia, t!.. bubonic plague, or croup. Until we know more we can only reform our diet, eating little meat or none, and subsisting chiefly on butter, cheese and Konr milk. By them Imperfect means we may prolong life a little two lnimlred years or ho. Up to ninety, for example, we may be as active as the resident of the United States, and thereafter, for a hundred years more as rriM-tive as the Prime Minister of England. This would still leave us half a century for art, philanthropy, or croquet But when death does finally draw iM'.ir.will not its approach be as distasteful as ever? By no means, says the f!rw"tor. Under present conditions death is like an unnatural sleep, which over tiU.'H us enrly in thr day-say before dinner. In the future it will come after n run uiu, wii'.-n the day s work Is done. A SEMAIKABLE SEOWING j' An Aristocracy in America? The Impossibility of an American Aristocracy of Wealth :s :: :: By Anna McClurc Sholl these laws. 089g. II IK FLY upon two conditions depends an aristocracy the con- m tinued possession and exercise of power, and the consequent J ff ""My of aims and Ideals. The aristocratic body in England, for , - - - , Lutuiuci o nit; uiiiicu uy UlUlUal understanding. They acknowledge certain wc!l-recognized laws of life and manners. They depend upon each other to uphold Individually, wealthy Americans may be both self-conscious and self-assertive, but collectively they are antagonistic to one another. The ac cumulation of wealth Implies struggle, and struggle does not bring forth tie kind of qualities which make the gentle and stately men snd women of Van Iyck's canvases one great family. One of the greatest perils of the republic, and one reason why a genuine American aristocracy can never be formed Is that a strong class has arisen. without its strength being officially recognized, as in the aristocracy of rank, and certain duties and obligations toward society are imposed upon it by that recognition. For if wealthy Americans lack social unity among themselves, they la:k also to a greater degree, the sense of social responsibility, that mark of a true aristocracy. The sense of his public duties, inborn in an English aristo crat, is owing, to be sure, largely to the law, of primogeniture, a law which nlso insures to him that wealth without which 'the aristocratic ideal can not be perfectly enforced. He is expected to take his seat In Parliament, to give his aid in legislation, to perform certain public duties which have no connection with his own material prosperity. Another bar to unity of social aims and ideals among the wealthy is their frequent lack of genuine culture. To know rather than to feel is the aim, and ideals are not born of knowledge alone. The culture which implies courtesy and humanity those aristocratic essen tials Is too often lacking. If this unity of social Ideals upon which an aristocracy largely depends floos not now exist, is it likely to be evolved out of the present conditions? Its evolution would depend largely upon the permanent power of one class, exercised in the right direction. But though the second condition may be possible, the first can never be. Under conditions peculiar to American life, great fortunes are constantly changing hands. Accumulated by the fathers, they arc squandered by the sons, or divided among many children, or lost through mismanagement or speculation. The aristocracy of wealth constantly endangers its position by its very style of living, making large demarls on evrn large fortunes. The law of decay, which eventually protects society from power of whatever nature, operates to disperse wealth so that the powerful class can not be the permanent class, can not therefore form an an aristocracy. It is the safeguard of the aristocracy of rank that its power is mystical as well as material; can never, therefore, wholly perish. Another bar to unity and permanency in the wealthy class is the constant inundation of newcomers. Into the rose-lighted drawing-room may stride at any moment a breezy Westerner, or a member of the first generation, his riches raw upon him. McClure's Magazine. - -v ' " -v to the draw of the bridge. It seems that, about 8 o'clock in the morning. Lancaster saw several ducks swimming close to the draw, and he went In and got his gun from the rack, laying it across the bed, in the room in which were his wife and three small children. Lancaster, noticing that the gun con tained shot that was too large for ducks, went Into an adjoining room to get some shells that were loaded with smaller shot. When his back was turn ed, Lottie, the eldest of the three chil dren, ran over and picked up the gun; and, when she turned around, with the muzzle facing her mother and sisters, the. gun was, in some way, discharged, part of 'the load taking effect In the head of Manilla, the youngest chilC, about five years old, completely tear ing the left side of her head off. The next child, Winona, about 10 years old, received a large portion of the shot in her back, and a few scattering shots lodged in a picture that was hanging on the wall. Manilla died about 10 o'clock, and Wilnona, who was shot in the back, is seriously wounded, but, it is thought by the attending physicians, she will recover. One of the most re markable incidents connected with the affair is that the shot that went In the wall slightly grazed the neck of Mrs. Lancaster, the mother of the children. The children that were1 shot were standing at the lap of their mother when the gun was discharged. Alill flerger. Concord, Special. The following call has been Issued: "The committee that was appointed at the last meeting of the North Carolina Manufacturers' As sociation at Greensboro, N. C, believ ing that the conditions of trade and the future of manufacturing calls for some united- action to curtail produc tlon, do hereby call a meeting of all th-j cotton manufacturers of North Caro lina to meet at Charlotte. N. c. on Tuesday. December 8th, 1903. at 12 m A cordial invitation Is extended to ail Interested cotton manufacturers In the United States, who feel an interest in the welfare of the cotton manufactur ing business, to be present at the place and on day mentioned above. Yours truly, "J. M. Odell, W. A. Erwin, Alfred Thompson, Stanhope Bryant, J. H. McAden, J. Q. Gant, Committee for the North Carolina Manufacturers' Association." Safes Cracked at Durham. Durham, Special. Sometime during Wednesday night two safes were rob bed in Durham. One was the safe in the office of the Standard Oil Com nanv. and the other in the office of the Durham Paper Box Factory. In the first named robbery the robbers se cured $160 in money and an old Swiss gold watch, the property of Mr. Paul Ceilings, an employe of the company, which was valued at, $250. From the latter place the robbers secured $2.f9 in money. None of the papers were dis turbed at either place. The police have no clue. Pro tree of the State Along Indus, trial Lines the Past Year. The annual report of the State Com missioner of Labor, which will be is sued in January, will contain some very interesting agricultural statistics, arranged in average tables compiled from blanks filled out by representa tive farmers from every county in the State. The returns were received during the period from July 1 to October 1, 1903, which explains the difference in selling price of cotton and other pro ducts. Table No. 1 shows an increase In value of land in seventy-four counties, and no change in twenty-three, Seventy-three report fertility of land main tained, and twenty-four not main tained. Eighty counties report ten dency to smaller farms, six to larger, and eleven no change. Ninety coun ties report labor scarce, six plenty, and one abundant. Ninety-five report ne gro labor unreliable, one reliable, and one no negro labor. Forty-six counties report employment regular, and fifty one not regular. Table No. 2 shows cost of living in creased in eighty-nine counties, and no increase in eight counties. Highest average wages of men per month SW.Y7, lowest xio.77, highest wages of women $10.98, lowest $7.00; wages of children $5.96. Sixty-four counties report increase of wages, and thirty- three no increase. Table No. 3 shows sixty-three coun ties produce cotton at average cost of $29.19 per 500-pound bale; seventy four produce wkoat at 72 cents per bushel; ninety-two produce corn at 48 cents per bushel; eighty-seven pro duce oats at 34 cents per bushel; fifty three produce tobacco at $7.05 per 100 pounds. Table No. 4 shows average market price of cotton $57.75 per 500-pound bale; wheat, 94 cents per bushel; corn, 75 cent3 per bushel; oats, 51 cents per bushel; tobacco, $8.56 per 100 pounds. These prices make the profit on products $28.56 per bale for cotton; 22 cents per bushel for wheat; 27 cents per bushel for corn; 17 cents per bushel for oats; $1.51 per hundred for tobacco. Table No. 5 shows educational con dition and in eight counties, fair in forty-five, and poor In forty-four. Ninety counties report improvement in education, and seven report no im provement. Twenty-five counties re port moral condition good, fifty-eight fair, and fourteen poor. Seventy-two counties report improvement in morals, and twenty-five no improve ment. Thirteen counties report finan cial condition good, forty-nine fair, and thirty-five poor. Eighty report fin ancial condition improving, and seven teen report no Improvement. Eighty per cent, .answered the ques tion, "Do you favor compulsory school law?" "Yes," and twenty per cent., "No." LIKE A DIME NOVEL "k" . Many Crimes of Three Desperate Young Bandits, PITCHED BATTLE W1TB POLICE. Tbey Were Wanted for Participation In Chicago Murder Cases Two Arrested. The Care of Children's Eyes By D. T. Marshall, M. D. II AwmmmmTAiMSAIt research in a large eye clinic has proved to me that many parents, even of fair intelligence, are extremely neglect ful of the eyes of their children. Either from some congenital defect of the inner eye, or from the presence of squint and the consequent inability to fix both eyes upon an object, the work is thrown upon the better eye, and the poorer eye gradually becomes less capable from mere disuse. It would be well for parents to test the vision of their children by covering first one eye and then the other with a small card or book, and asking them to read some sign or describe some object at a convenient distance. It is often a matter of great surprise for one to find that a child sees very little with one of his eyes. If children having such eyes are fitted with suitable glasses when young, the vision of the poor eye may be made equal to that of the other, and by use become stronger instead of weaker. Children with squint can often be cured .without operation by wearing proper glasses. Very often defects in vision in children are noticed only when they are sent to school. The teacher notices that the child cannot see the blackboard, and so notifies the parents of a defect, which they themselves might have easily observed had they ever given the matter any attention. Since the large influx of Russians, Hungarians and the inhabitants of Southeastern Europe and Syria to this country, there has been, especially in New York, a very large increase in the number of cases of granulated eyelids, or trachoma. This is a contagious disease which Is characterised by the growth on the The Jay Trial. Asheville, Special. At the third day's trial of Dr. Jay, for the murder of his children, a number of witnesses for the defense testified as to the man's sanity. Only a half-day's session was held Thursday. Judge Jones allowing a four-hour's recess for those attend ing court to eat their Thanksgiving dinner. There are yet some 75 or 80 witnesses to testify, and it is expected that the trial will last all of next week. United Sons of Confederate Veterans. E. R. MacKethan, Esq., commander of the local camps of Fayetteville of the United Sons of Confederate Veterans and of the Spanish-American War Veterans, and a well known member of the State National Guard, has been appointed commander of the North Carolina Division of the United Sons of Confederate Veterans to succeed Dr. John C. Rodman, of Washington, N. C, who has been appointed to a posi tion on tne Department stair. At a late meeting of the Confederate Vet erans a resolution was adopted looking to a closer union between that order and the one above mentioned. It is hoped that this will now be effected. The N. C. Division of Confederate Vet erans Is -now under the command of General J. S. Carr, of Durham. Robert Munn Goes Up. Fayetteville. Special. After being out five hours, the jury returned a ver diet at 7 o'clock Thursday night of murder in the first degree against Robert Munn. who killed Isaiah Ray, at Godwin. Munn claimed self-defense, and that Ray had ravished his sister Destroyed By Flood. London, By Cable. A telegram has been received at the Indian office from the viceroy of India, Lord Curzon, say ing that, according to reports received at Madras, a flood In the Palar river but, on the deceased, there was found, J November 12th destroyed half of the hv the coroner, a bloody leuer irom this woman, warning the deceased, and nrmnirinr to meet him elsewhere. All the parties are colored. town of Vanizambadi, in the Salem district. Two hundred persons were drowned. The floods, the telegram says," have now subsided. Tar Keel Topics. Uoon the re-conveuing of Superior court in Salisbury Monday the grand Jury filed Into court and presented a tup bill for murder in the first de- it,p nrainst Thomas J. and Chalmer Inside of the eyelids of small crannies as large as pin-heads, or larger, which white, of Concord, for killing RusseU look very much like grains of pearl sago after they have been soaked In Shcrrill at the latter'. home in Roan wnter t crr. oofiQ hio HUoDco cHr-M rtsft to no svmntoms. but in most I :ountv on September 17th last. The enspa tWft io r ifltw rpdness. and sensitiveness to llcht Later on The Whites killed yaang bherriii oe- there may be clouding of the cornea (the tranparent part of the eyeball), ex treme sensitiveness to light, and In extreme cases blindness. Even when the disease gives rise to no symptoms, later in life it may cause a contraction of the inner surfaces of the lids, which causes the eyelashes to turn in and rub ci the eyeball, thus giving- rise to great discomfort and loss of good vision. iue metnoa or exposing tne inner sunace oi uie ejeuu cause of his refusal to marry ineir niece, whom it is claimed he ruined. and they have ben out on $2o,000 bono. Governor Aycock commutes to life fTnTtnnment the death sentence of John Flowers, of Wilson county, con. victed of outraging his own daughter. Prosperous Clothing Factory. At the annual meeting of the stock holders of the Charlotte Clothing manufacturing Co., held in the office on South Try on street last week at 4 o'clock, a dividend of 10 per cent was aeciarea ror last year, and quite a handsome sum was added to the sur plus of the company. The stock holders were pleased with the evident flourishing condition of the business of the firm. On account of the healthy growth of the business, it was de cided to increase the capital stock of Chicago, Special. Chained wrist to wrist, their hair matted with blood. their clothing with dust and dirt, two beardless boys, Peter Neidermeier and Harvey Van Dine, sat in the pres ence of Mayor Harrison and Chief of Police O'Neil calmly confessing to their share in a three months' career of crime, which has included eight murders, the wounding of five other men a"nd a long series of robberies. The two young bandits, neither of whom is over 21 yeara of age. together with their companion, Emil Roeskie, who is no older, were captured near Liverpool, Ind., after a fight in which they battled against policemen, rail road detectives, railroad laborers and farmers. One man was killed, another fatally injured and all three of the young bandits were wounded, but not seriously. The dead man is T. J. Sovea, brakeman on the Pennsyl vania Railroad ; wounded. Joseph Drii- coll, detective on Chicago police force, shot through the abdomen, and can live but a short time; Matthew Zim mer, detective on Chicago police force, shot In head and arm. Niedermier was wounded in the hand by bird shot; Van Dine was shot and slightly injured, and sustained in addition a flesh wound in the left thigh. Roeskie was shot in the right hip. The three men were wanted by the police for complicity in the murders at the car barns of the Chicago City Railroad Company on August 30, when two men were killed, a third badly wounded and $2,250 stolen. Gustave Marx, who last Saturday night mur dered Officer John Quinn when the policeman endeavored to place him un der arrest, confessed after his capture that he. in company with the three men, had committed the crimes at the car barns. The hunt for Van Dine. Niedermier and Roeskie has been hot ever since. Although tuey knew that the entire police force was rooking for them, the three men remained in the city until Wednesday morning, We were Paying' for a fellow that vas a witness against Marx, said Van Dine. On Wednesday they left Chicago, going to a dugout made near Miller's Station, Ind., where they were sur prised by the police. Both parties opened fire and Driscoll fell. Van Dine ana Koeskie rushed out, followed a few minutes later by Niedermier. The latter ran to the tracks o ftfce MIchI gan Central Railroad and, throwing himself fiat on the roadbed steadied nis arm on tne ran as ne kept up a rapid fire with three revolvers. Roeskie ran for the brush, but Van Dine re treated slowly, although the air around him was filled with bullets and the snow at his feet was "licked up by them. He is a splendid marksman and. catching sight of Detective Zimmer, who was behind a tree, he fired. Zim mer went down with a bullet in the head. As he fell, Van Dine fired again and the second bullet tore through Zimmer s arm The detectives fired constantly, but the bandits escaped. After running about a mile across country, they came to the tracks of the Pennsylvania Rail road. A switch engine with a train of cars was close at hand and, hurrying up to it, the men ordered Brakeman Sovea to uncouple the train from the locomotive. He refused and attempted to take Niedermier's revolver from him. The later sent a bullet throueh the brakeman's head, killing him In stantly. Springing past Sovea's body the bandits mounted the locomotive with revolvers in hand and ordered the engineer to move out in a hurry. which he did, going in the direction of Liverpool, Ind. After two miles had been covered, the men ordered the en gineer to slow down and. leaping to the ground, disappeared in the woods. Af ter the train had carried Van Dine and Neidermeyer away. Detective Sheehan hurried to the nearest telegraph sta tion and wired Chief of Police O'Neill asking that men be sent out with rifles. The message met with a prompt response, and in a short time. Assistant Chief of Police Schuettler and 50 officers armed with rifles were on the way to Miler's by special train. Capt. Briggs. of the detective service of the Pennsylvania Railway, was given orders to get the three men dead or alive. He and his men were off toward Liverpool. When the bandits left the train they were nearly exhautsed and unable to traveL It was easy to trace them aown in the snow and the hunt was speedily ended. The men were seen and the farmers, most of whom were armed with double-barrelled .shot-guns, open ed fire on them. Neidermler received a full charge In the head, and the blood streamed down his face and into his eyes, blinding him so that he could hardly see. A shot grazed Van Dine's h-ad, and his wounded leg was weak rtng. The posse was closing in on all sides. There was no escape and It was evident to both men that the time had come either to surrender or to fight It to the death. Van Dine said In discus sing his surrender: "The jig was up for us no matter how many we killed. I says to Pete OFFER OF A BRIBE The House and 5osU Taking Things Deliberately. The House met Friday, and ad journed until Tuesiay. The proceed ings were marked by a debate on the motion to adjourn over, durtoc the course of which the minority towk the Republican to task for cot proceedt&c to the transaction of business. Mr. Williams, of Mississippi, the minority lider. protested araiast the Inactivity of the House, asking If a rnaJo.-'.ty were afraid to trust themselves. !! skid that, while the Speaker l id cot txen able, as he saw, to name all tae committees, yet there were mstter which the ways and means committee, already organised, could consider, citing among other thincs. the resolu tion relative to Canadian reciprocity. Mr. De Armond. of Missouri, also criticised the Republican majority course, saying It tended to mortify the President. Mr. Payne, of New York, upon whoee request unanimous consent was sjlven for debate on the motion to adjourn over, replying to the opposition, took occasion to say that the Republicans would hsrdly care to tske up the Ques tion of tariff revision and disturb con ditions on the eve of a presidential campaign. He also said the time was not op portune to consider reciprocity, with Canada, as desired by the minority leaders. There was a party alignment on the vote on the motion to adjourn fjver, the Democrats voting ajtalnst It. The motion prevailed, 81 to 63. Mr. Meyer, of Louisiana, called up h!j resolution providing for the accept ance of the invitation to the members or the House to be present at the Ixu iplana purchase celebration. In New Orleans, but objection was made to Its consideration. Mr. Bartholdt. of Mis souri, made an address on the St. Lo'ii exposition. He reviewed what bad been accomplished, and what was be ing provided for the public Sesutbsal Tcsticoaj ia Ficcaj St$ BfiuJifif Satdil now ss.cco.co) stock is divided Mior Ssv Me Aftefwrard Ri m mtnJrd Stuldoo PUn-0;bef Tes-tlmosy. In the Senate. The Senate committee on military affairs heard James E. Runcie. of Ha vana, probably the most Important witness that will be offered by the opponents of General Leonard Wood. In their atemnt to prevent his cennr- mation to major general. Major Runic- was on the stand several times during the day telling the committee of a din ner at Santiago, Cuba, attended by himself. General Wood and Ray stan dard Baker, a newspaper man. at which. It is alleged, was planned the magazine article attacking Major Gen eral Brooke, that has figured conspicu ously in the Wood case. Major Hunice was stooped more than once during the ana ton 10 New York. Srl!- Testimony ct m lensationsl nature was Ictrodce4 at the Vntted States S&lp-bvUdi&g hearing which was resumed Tedaj. Durlsj the course of his re-dlrect amlcatlon of LewU Nlaoa. president of the Shipbuilding Company. Mr. I'ntrrmeyer. couns! for the coaplals ants. brought out fruxa Ntioo thf statement that of the fS.OOO.OCO ad ditional stock Utued when the coss pany was re-fKanlted to laks Deth ehera Coapany. 11,000 .000 went to Max Pam. Mr. Schwabs counsel. a4 $1,000,000 rath to Mr. Nixon. Mr. Dresser and tho Trust Company of ths Republic, leaving ll.uOO.0O0. the dis position of which he did cot konw. IU did not know wh-ther Mr Schwab ob tained It. It was alo brought out that, at the time the Sheldon re-organlssr tlon pl.-.n was under consideration. Mr. St h sab oftVred to purchas fiOO.. 000 bonds, with the accompanying bonus ct 25.000 shares common, and 15.000 shares prcferrM stock. Issued to Mr. Nixon for fSO.000. while Us market value as far less than this. Mr. Unttrmcyer making the dtrsct charge .that this was In the nature of a bribe to Induce Mr. Nixon to agree to the Sheldon plan of reorganliallosi Instead of the plan for an assessment of stock, which he had previously ad vocated. The offer wss shown In two letter of Mr. Schwab to Jos. II. ltoadler. dated May 2. 1903. copies of which wer Introd'ced In evidence. Mr. Hoadlcy. It as testified, had eon ducted the ncotlatlvi with Mr. Schwab, when Mr. Nixon was en deavoring to iersuade Schwab to ae ceV.e to the assessment plan and had, after the proposal, urged Nixon to ac cede to the Sheldon plan. Nlxoa said that at lloadley's request he had dose so. The tatters are as follows: "Provided the United States Rhip- pAiieea rtf his f taT 1 m fiTl V riVA ht farfa of which he had Ruildinc re-organltatlon s perfected I personal knowledge. This did not ex- hereby guarantee to take and pay for elude his story of the dinner Incident. which resulted in the Issue of subpoe naes for three oter witnesses, among whom Is Gener-' n-. In hla testi mony. Major " omplalned that he had acte - confidential ad viser of Gen' od for nearly two years and that they lived together at $100,000 of first mortgage bonds of th I'cited States Ship-Building Company. 25.0000 shares of preferred and 25.000 shares of common stock, for the sum of $90,000. plus interest n said bonds, on or before December 1, 103. Said bonds and stocks to be deposited with Messrs. Mclntyre ft Marshall. 74 Broad- Santiago. It was while they were living wart New York, and to b exchange 4 In Havana that they went to Santiago in search of a magazine article. A meeting was arranged between the three men and a dinner followed, tes tified Major Runice, at which was dis cussed the plan to have published an article which would exploit the suc cess of General Wood in dealing with affairs at Santiago and draw a com parison with the sltustlon at Havana unfavorable to the administration of General Brooke. A good deal of sensational testimony was brought out. Murder and Suicide. Washington, Special. Robert J. Hale, a compositor In the government T-rintiTur office, killed his wife, and f.-"- r then committed suicide at thlr nome. In this city, at an early hour Thurs day. He had been under suspicion of being responsible for the condition of voune woman, who It Is claimed. for securities of the re-orrsnue company, as designated by agreemssit Issued by the re-organlsatlon commit tee. (Signed) -C. M. SCHWAB." "Providing the United 8tates Shlp Bnlldlng Company re-organltatlon Is perfected. I hereby guarantee to pay to your order $40,000. amount of pay ment which has been made to the Shel don syndicate on a subscription of $100,000 made by LewU Nixon. I also agree to have said subscription placed to my account and guarantee to have a complete release Issued by said Nixon, by said Sheldon syndicate. (Signed) C. M. SCHWAB.- "Afur the date of these letters did or did not Mr. Hosdley get you to ac ccpt this planr asked Mr. Uoter meyer. "Mr. Nixon explained In answer that Mr. Hoadley advised him to consent to the Sheldon re-orgaclzatlon because Mr. Schwab had refused to accept the assessment dan and thai he fKlxonl died a few days ago, as the res-Jit oi na(j threreupon written a letter recom an operation performed at a sanltarl- mending the Sheldon plan, um, near this city. He was not relsted -As to my deriving any profit from to the girl, but passed as her cousin, the transaction, that Is nonsense." sail and, as such, visited at her rooms. Mr. Nixon. "The transaction concern When he read the announcement In the ed others and I prefer that they should moraine naoers of the arrest or tne tell it' physician charged with causing the girls death, he wrote s numwr: . notes, and, proceeding to his wife's room, killed her and himself. News Notes. Raleigh, Special. The Capitol Man ufacturing Company, of Marshal, Mad ison county, was Incorporated here last week with a capital stock of $300 - Wlnnlnr Wltfc IfO.WW. II -o' w 00. other For the lower lid, the most common seat of trachoma, simply put the finger on I pj-j. rep0rt to the Governor that! the company from $60,000 to $75,000, WelL what do yon think?' He nodded the lower edge of the lid. and pull down, at the same time telling the child to 100 it up. to examine the upper Jid, take noia or xne eywueswiu u thumb and forefinger of ' one band," and "with the 'other hihd rgently 'press a pencil-point or the edge of a card against the fold above the stiff part of the lid, and fold the lid backward, at the same time telling the child to look down. The eyelids turn back with a snap. It does not hurt. If the Inside of the lid is not smooth and clear, the child had better be taken to an oculist for examination. The above method of turning the lid is useful when one is called npon to remove a foreign body from the eye. Cinders and grains of Fand do get into the eye, and tt is not always convenient to get a doctor to take them out. Turn the lid back, and with a toothpick or hairpin, around the end of which a bit of cotton has been smoothly wound, gently wipe out the oEending object If you have no cotton at hand, wet the end of a toothpick and crush it up, thus forming a kind of brush. Grains of sand and cinders which are lodged in the cornea are r-Aore serious, and usually have to be removed under cocoaine Influence by. an ex perienced oculist. JVjomaa'i Home Companion. , Flowers is hut slightly removed from idiocy. The State Tuesday chartered the Asheboro Chair Company with $15,000 capital. The board of aldermen met in Ral eigh in special session Monday atter nnon and elected We3!ey N. Jones, W N.Snelling and John A. Mills, dispen sary commissioners to serve eiguieen months. Mr. W. C. Dowd. of Charlotte, went to Raleigh Tuesday to ask Governor Aycock to pardon Sylvanus Kendrick, white, sentenced to nine months on the Mefklenburg conn. roads for re ceiving stolen good thus securing a corresponding increase m the output of , clothing. his head and dropped that's how they got us. his guns and County Loses Suit. Asheville, - Special. The Buncombe county boad case was decided in the United States Circuit Court Monday, the jury returning a rerdlct for the plaintiffs, the Western Sayings Fund Society of Philadelphia, which was suing the county commissioners for the interest coupons on the $100,000 worth .of bonds Issued by the county in aid for the building of the Asheville 4k Spar tanburg Railroad. - . North Carolina Won. Richmond, Ya., Special Virginia's flaunting orange and blue, fresh from the field of many victories, was trailed In the dust Thursday by the hardy sons of the old North State. At the close of a snappy game, kicked In frozen weather, but clear, the score stood 16 to 0 In favor of North Caro lina. It vas a surprise to all, and to none mora perhaps than to the Tietori ota team Itsett. Tv-annfarttir cotton, wool and textile products. The principal Incor porators are: J. R. Swann J. I. Red- roon. F. Sbeiton. u. . vc Fisher, with about 50. others. Warsaw. Special. The 14-year-old son of Mr. James Balderson. residing near Heathsvllle. was, seriously shot last week by the accidental discharge of a shotgun while he was riding on a lead of pine tags, xne enure shot lodged In the young mans hip. making an ugly wound. Boy Convicted. Columbus. Ga., Special. In the trail of Burton Nix. aged U years, here for the killing last summer of John T. Ed wards In an oat patch which was claimed by each, the Jury rendered a f ntT of murder, wito a recommendation of merry. Mx i-ot the son of Edwards at the time he killed the elder man and the roung man died later from the wounds. Mx was tried for killing the father, and an Indictment stands against him tor klllina Che son- Mr. Nixon testified to writing to Mr. Schwab later and obtaining from him a letter confirmatory of the proposal la tee letter or May 2( to Kr. I load ley. Mr. Schwab's letters its ted that tha proposal was contingent upon the rae cess of the Sheldon re-organlxatloa plan and Mr. Nixon said that be then let the matter drop. Witness said. In reference to the Sheldon plan, that be felt -greatly Ir ritated" because he tbouglr the presi dent of the ship yards company had not been consulted, and reiterated hla statement at the previous bearing, that his only knowledge of the reorgaalaa Jon plan had come froza coaversatioaj with Sir. Pam. Train Wrecker Coavictcsl. Roanoke. Va.. Special la the An gusta county court at Staunton Jams Bailey wis tried on the charge of mur der lc connection with the wrecking of a Norfolk Western passenger train last December, when Engineer Wesley Bailey, of Roanoke, was killrt. He was found guilty of murder ia the second degree and sentenced to It years In the penitentiary. Bailey's mother. Indicted for the same crime, will be tried tomorrow. Joseph Kaa nedy has already been tried on th same charge and convicted of mardar In the same degree, but baa act yt been sentenced. Wounded By Blank Shot Danville. Va., Special. Mabel Paige. an actress, who Is at the Academy, this week, was shot In her arm Friday night hy a blank load, between the acts. The charge of powder and the wad entered her left arm. and Inflicted a painful wound. It was necessary to have the wound dressed before the curtain went tra, though the delay was verr short. Dies of Drags. Danville. Va. Special A. W. Grif fith, of Wlaxtcn-SeJem. died her Tuesday afternoon, from the effects of an overdose -of aa opiate. The man. who wis in the employ of the Daa River Power tc Mannfactarlng Cota pany. had been on a protracted sprea for some time. It is not known wheth er or not the opiate waa taken with suicidal Intent, it la alleged, however. tuat bi man deserted bis wife aa4 little children in Winston-galea Defer) fomrng !