The next session of tbe State Fann
ers' Union will be held la Wilson,
December 13, 14, and 15.
The trial of Ben Hubbard for tbe
mnrder of Dr. J. A. Pettlt, at Lov
lngton, Va., baa, been continued un
til Norember 14 th.
J. W. Slmmoni, a pressman, 32
years old, was shot and probably fa
tally wounded by T. I. Carter, a
plumber In Roanoke, Va., October
Arthur Spencer, the negro who en
tered the home of Mr. S. M. McCall,
in Mocksville. on June 5th, has been
sentenced to 30 years In the State's
George Reed, a small boy of Meis
enheimer, Stanly County, stepped on
a nail a few, days ago which pierced
his foot. Blood poison followed and
his foot had to be amputated.
As a result of a conference of ten
days between the representatives and
officials, the telegraphers on the Nor
folk and Western Railway System
will be granted an increase in wages.
George Glover, a negro boy, was
shot September 16th, by Wilson
Thomas, another negTO, while watch
ing for watermelon thieves In the
field of his employer, near Fayette
Tllle, N. C.
Two Richmond papers, the Rich
mond Evening Journal and News
Leader, have been indicted, charged
with publishing and mailing Improp
er matter In connection with the
James Rutherford, a capitalist,
who recently moved from Carbon
vllle, Pa., to High Point, dropped
dead on the street in Winston-Salem,
October 6th, where he was attending
the Piedmont Fair.
mo a PaUor nn nnoMtnr at. the
ilen mills at Spray, Rockingnam
nty. had the misfortune to get his
ht arm caught In the machinery
the mill a few days ago, and the
m broken off at the elbow.
Seventeen blls of exception have
hfn orcDared bv the orisoner's
' w "
)'' ' counsel In the Beattle case. The
s' State Supreme Court will convene
November feth, and the appeal in the
caso will be promptly presented.
JLumberton P.obesonian states
,iatln,,accordance with ; an act of the
Legislature, antitoxin for diph-
Iria can 'JTTf&e had at manuf ac-
'osLy. A(4ose formerly cost
d can now.be had for $1.95.
Wy of Oscar Wicker, a well
mer of near Jonesboro, was
11 near the track of the
ast Line, October 7th. The
U 1 , 1
S coroneWUurned the verdict that he
came to his death "by being hit by a
A lodge of Pythian Sisters has
been Instituted in Asheville by Mrs.
hnle Dreeson, witn aDout as iaay
J - . . . P J
members. This lodge bears about
the same relation to the Knights of
Ptyhias as does the Eastern Star to
the ; Masonic Lodge.
Mrs. Lucy O'Brien, an aged lady,
" who resides in Goldsboro, N. C, has
entered suit against the town of
Mount Olive for $20,000, on account
of injuries received from a fall over
a stump near the sidewalk in that
town several months ago.
What Is believed to be the longest
electrical transmisson line in the
world, from beyond Charlotte to Dur
ham, a distance of 173 miles, was
opened October 7th. Power gener
ated in the Catawba River 'turned
wheels in factories in Durham.
The dead body of Will Owen, a
; young white man, was found near
the tracks of the Western North
Carolina Railroad at Barber's Junc-
: tion, October 6th. It is believed
that he was killed and placed on the
: tracks with the view of hiding the
x Richmond, Va., suffered from an
K $800,000 fire, October 7. The In
ternational Harvester Company was
the principal loser, hut the stock of
the Richmond Dry Goods Company,
at 1004 East Cary street, was dam
aged several thousand dollars by
smoke and water. . The fire was sup
posedly due to spontaneous combus-
Hemment, the nhotosnrapher.
Accompanied Paul , Rainey's
edition to Africa, has re-
ndon, en route to Amer-
Yll-grown leopard, one
Snd several Nile
rsented to the
The patriotic os of Frett
nile have adopted designs for a men-1
ttcaent to be erected to the memory
of the signers of the Liberty Point
articles of independence, Jane 20.
Passenger train No. 15 of the
Southern Railway crashed Into a wag
on load of negroes in Charlotte, Oc
tober 9th, injuring six and, perhaps,
fatally wounding the driver, besides
severely mangling the team.
W. F. Fleming, a negro convicted
of arson in Lee County, in April.
1910, has been pardoned by Governor
Kitchln on account of his heroic ac
tion during the collapse of tbe pen in
the mountains of Tennessee on the
One Negro Killed Because Another
One Rang Church Bell.
Washington, N. C, Oct. 6. News
reached this city yesterday of the
murder of Alex. Harper, colored, last
Sunday night near the township of
South Creek, about forty miles from
this city. It seems that Harper was
the sexton of a colored church in that
vicinity and about 7:30 o'clock an
other negro, Thomas Barnes and his
wife, were the first to arrive at the
church, another negro woman, Jose
phine Yates, soon followed and pro
ceeded to ring the church bell before
the arrival of Harper. Harper hear
ing the bell soon put in his appear
ance and became very much enraged
with the woman for her act. Becom
ing very abusive, Barnes proceeded
to take a hand in the rucus, and in a
few minutes there was a general mix
up. Barnes, it is said, knocked Har
per down and clubbed him to death,
making his escape immediately after
wards, and at lost reports is till at
Casey and Wife on Trial for Murder
ing Mrs. Casey's First Husband.
New Bern, Oct. 10. The trial of
Burrill Casey and his wife, Leona
Casey, is progressing and nearing the
end of what will have been one of
the most sensational murder trials
ever held within the borders of the
State, the prosecution making every
effort to prove that the defendants
caused the death of Mr. Joseph
Whitty by administering poison to
him, while the other sider is endeav
oring just as earnestly, to show that
the deceased had died from natural
causes and that Burrill and Leona
Casey had naught to do with his de
mise. From present indications and un
less some unexpected delay occurs
the case will doubtless be concluded
by Friday afternoon,
Enormous Catches of ; Fish at Beau
fort. New Bern, N. C, Sept. 30. A' vis
itor from Beaufort, N. C, who was in
the city to-day, informed the writer
that the fishers at that place have
been making enormous catches dur
ing the past few days. In fact, more
than the packers and shippers there
could handle. The supply of ice from
the local factories is entirely too In
adequate for the needs of the pack
ers and several car-loads of ice is
shipped to that point from New Bern
each week. Monday morning fa solid
car-load of twenty thousand pounds
was sent down from this city and
this relieved the situation somewhat.
Saturday nine thousand pounds of
blue fish were thrown away because
the packers had not enough ice to
Ends His Own Life by Using Shot
Clayton, N. C, Oct. 10. John H.
Lancaster of this place committed
suicide by shooting the back of his
head off. with a shot-gun. He was
a hard drinker and had been on a
carousal for about two weeks. He
lived in one of the cotton mill set
tlements and bore a pretty worthless
name. Early in the night he took his
gun in hand and went out of his
house, making the threat that he in
tended killing the chief of police, W.
A. Johnson, or himself. None of his
family knew anything further about
him until this morning when going
out they, found him dying at the back
door with his head shot as named.
No motive is given as the reasons for
Mother and Son to Practice Law.
' Washintgon, D. C, Oct. 10. Mrs.
Sarah T. Andrews, aged 40, has mat
riculated at the Washington College
of Law, and her son, Herbert B. An
drews, 20, has started a law course
in the law department of the Cath
Mrs. Andrews is the wife of a Gov
ernment clerk. Mrs. Andrews said
"It is the intention of Herbert and
myself to complete our course here
and take the Washington bar exami
nations. If we are successful, we
will go back to Missouri and put out
a joint 'shingle.' "
May Be Three Democrats in Race for
Winston-Salem, Oct. 9. Lieut
Go v. W. C. Newland, of Lenoir, was
here today, and during an interview
stated that he would be in the race
for the Democratic nomination for
Governor next year, an dthat in due
time he would make his formal an
nouncement. , It was learned today
that friends of ex-Lieutenant-Govern-or
It A. Dough ton, of Alleghany, are
urging him to enter the race for Gov
A alx-t lory building la Boston tu.
lapied on tbe afternoon of Otv&j
10th, killing at least six ptopU.
Returns from forty-four prectr
In California, October loth, show 4
heavy voto against woman's suSr
and indicate that it has been
Initrumenu at tne Brooxiya
lege. New York, recorded an earu.!!" ot M 1 Znhita
Quake shock on the morning ot Oc f JJ 0 lI!e
-v.!.. . .k.. . the bar to asawer for allege rom-
ooq X ZZZr The tremors T
000 miles away. The tremors we.
A.. ... V(tlf ewirn tfw l.
jured. and one badly hurt in the eij
plosion of five sticks of dynaas4
wnicn wrecKea me nome oi u. ;
Barcley. at Cooper Hill, Teun., a fe
aays ago. " ;
Ausun, ra caused by the breakltj.i
rL . ?T;,nT estimated at frc X
500 to 1.000, have dropped to seM
enty-four, and sixty-two bodies har,j
Booth Tarkington, the noted lj.
diana author and playwright, huH
separated from his wife, who Is ti
daughter of a millionaire. They bat,
been married seven years. No rea-
son is assigned.
Aviator C. P. Rodgers broke the
world's record on October 10th by i
flight from New York to San Fraa
Cisco, a distance of 1,265 miles, ac
cording to railroad mileage, at the
rate of seventy miles an hour. j
Lieutenant John R. Lynch, of the
Third United States Cavalry, commit- j
ted suicide at Fort Sam Houtson, Oc-
tober 9th, a few hours after he was
married. H was twenty-five years
of age. No cause for the rash act
has yet been determined.
Eight indictments against four
wall nanpr TnnniifflPtiirra nr r fnn 2
wall paper Jobbers, charging them
with conspiracy in restraint of trade
in violation of the Sherman law,
Tl'APA rr M A1 V 4Via 1 1 I
jury at Cleveland, Ohio, last week.
The total money in circulation in
the United States the 1st of October
was $3,242,182,715, an increase over
the preceding month, when it was, fered $1,000 for His Vote.
$3,228 913 :,641 The gain over Octo-j J Chicag0, , Qct n.State Rep.
ber 1, 1910. is $78,355,034. The .per j feaentetive Henry Terrill testified be
capita circulation at present is , $24- fore the Sen&i Commlttee
The will of Admiral Schley, dated,
October 2nd, was filed for probate on
October 8 th. The presents given the
Admiral by the people he directed to
be divided equally among his three
children, and to be held by them and
their heirs as a remembrance of the
people's love. The remainder of the
estate was left to his widow until her
Secretary of the Navy Meyer has
cast aside all scientific systems of
navy yard management advocated In
this country because he. thinks they
involve too much detail and require
serious changes in the civil rules of
employment, and will import from
England the system of management
in use at the Barrow-in-Furness shop
engine and ordinance works.
President Taft has confirmed the
sentence of dismissal in the cases, of
the four West Point cadets recently
convicted of intoxication, and com
muted the sentence of four West
Point cadets recently convicted of in
toxication, and commuted the sen
tence of four others to confinement
in barracks and gymnasium until May
31. 1912. Three of the four dismiss
ed were from the South.
Charges of Corruption Against Sen
ator Stephenson Are Not Substan
Milwaukee, Wis. , Oct. 10. The
charges that United States Senator
Senator Isaac Stephenson of Wiscon
sin secured his election through
bribery and that he spent $107,793
corruptly to influence voters, were to
day put by the United Staes Senate
investigating committeed squarely up
to John J. Blaine, a State Senator,
who brought the charges. As a re
sult, Blaine admitted he had no facta
or information personally known to
him to be trtre upon which to sub
stantiate his charges. He admitted
that the charges were based largely
on newspaper editorials, political
speeches, and hearsay.
Another Negro Lynched for the Usual
Greenville, S. C, Oct. 10. A long
distance telephone message from
Honea Path, thirty-five miles south
off Greenville, says that at 1 1 ' 2 5
o'clock to-night,WiUis Jackson, a 17-year-old
negro, who assaulted a 11-year-old
white girl there this morn
ing, was strung to a telephone pole
by one foot and his body shot "to
pieces by a mob
Following one of the most sensa
tional man chases in the history ot
this section, extendingover one hun
dred miles, a mob overpowered the
sheriff and his deputies six miles
north of Greenville late this after
noon and secured possession of the
TIUAL CI I S4cXHU
CbwAtSnDM Tbrf VCm tfJ-
TtttM Vfbem Twtf Omi rvw
Lo A Cl.. Oct. if. Nt
fine ihm trial cf thm oZUUX f
Western FeiraUoa of U" Sor
th alle4 ajaatifera" of -Co-
Wcor St?ieabri of Uato. tTU
In this country xeis4 tae ln-
Interest la labor circlet and arson
C m-T f .VL T fcr,K.
rwte4 q detraction of tW
fJUa Angeles Times building and the
t? Wl fnijw
there, on October 1, 1
Trial l On-
irim Oct- 11. James B
lIcxamAra younger brother of John
f .vr.M rLary of the Inter-
atlonai AssociaUon of Bridge and
tructurai Iron Workers, will be
first for tbe murder of the men
the Angeles Times explosion.
hU announcement was made by
)UtrIct Attorney Fredericks, who
eclared should the defense exercise
e privilege of having the brothers
led separately he would begin by
rst trying James B. McNamara.
f ISCX)NSIX TOWN SWEPT AWAY.
MBalf of the Business Houses and
Many Jtesioenees ursiroyeo a wo
La Crosse, Wis., Oct. 6. The situ
ation at Black River Falls, the pros-
erous little city of 2,000 Inhabitants
fhich was swept by a flood this after-
oon when the water of the Black
iver, swollen by recent rains, wash-
through the embankment of the
aCrosse Water Company's dam at
atfleld is to-night worse by far than
as ever feared when the flood swept
pon the city.
Half of the business part of the
ty has been destroyed, together
ith a part of the residence district.
Thus far two persons have not been'
j At 7 o'clock to-night between 25
jand 30 business houses, comprising
jail the stores on both sides of two
streets, have been destroyed, togeth
er with an equal number of houses.
REHEARING LORIMER CASE.
One State Senator Says He Was Of
a Democrat, told him (Terrill) he
could get $1,000 for Terrill's vote
U. S. Supreme Court Convenes With
781 Cases on the Docket.
I Washington, Oct. 9. After a four-
months' vacation the Supreme Court
of the United States convened this
morning for the term of 1911-12.
The docket is crowded with 781
cases, as compared with 696 cases a
year ago at this time. No ca"se of
anything like equal Importance with
the Standard Oil and Tobacco disso
lution suits is on the docket, but
there are a number of important
and interesting matters that win
come before the court for adjudica
tion. Government Will Prevent Shipment
J of Unripe Fruit.
Washington, Oct. 9. The Depart
ment of Agriculture has prepared
for confiscation of any shipments of
unripe oranges or other unripe fruit
from Florida. Secretary Wilson, who
has been 'in communication with the
Florida agricultural authorities, an
nounced today that any attempts to
ship artificially ripened fruit out of
Florida or to "process" unripe fruits
on its journey to the North would be
the signal for government activity.
Revolutionists Capture Chinese Town
Han'kow, China, Oct 11. Revolu-!
Ucaists have undisputed possession
of Wn Chang. The town's capture
ws tne enmax or a series of sudden
developments during the past twen-
ty-four hours. Fires started in Avorv
corner ot tne town. Twenty-five
American missionaries were among
the foreigners. No word of their fate
has been received.
Time to Gather the Herd.
If in the struggle to control the!
party organization the Democrats
throw away the opportunity to elect
a president, one jackass will not be
sufficient to emblemize the party
herefifter. An entire herd will be
needed. Houston Post.
Never Oat off Work.
rfce busiest little things ever made
are pr. King's New Life Pills. Every
pill Is a sngar-coated globule of
health, that changes weakness into
stress11 laasnr' into energy, brain
fag into mental power; cures const!-
pation neaaacne, unuis, uyspepsia,
Malaria. Only 25c, at all druggists.
XCAJiiizu. rosiuon by young
married man, aged 22, as grocery qr
hardware clerk; three years experi
ence; c3-11 ffurnlsn best off reference;
good reason for wishing to make a
change I oniy those looking for high
class man answer this advertisement.
Apply to Locfc Drawer 132, Roanoke
Rapid, North Carolina.
TrateU&jt Urem t2s rst
ctkn it is not ttasta! to Urc
tatka to or csre ycrt oli rtUs
to tl enmsd.'" A the .fanam 9
cot e4 it tstr Wiiisg for Utttr lit
stock. jid find if ttry soof fonf
the or arund a tarn k,: a
tons of straw and chaT. TtiiT
fc , . . . -rw f
pounds of photphate, and JM
pounds of potash per ton. Thai
ataounu wtre necessarily takes oat
of the soil and thoaldb rornd
together with the very larg ajs&aat
of organic matter contained In a ton
Should the straw from this 10 tcr
field be put back into the land t
soil would metre an application of
120 poandi of nitrogen, 41 pounds
of phosphate, and 12$ bushel of
potaih. TbU is as much nitrogen aa
can be gotten from three tons of an
S 22 ferti liter or IS tons of freah
cow manure. The potash made
available In the amount of straw is
equal to that irt three tons of an
8 2 2 fertilizer or in 17 tons of
fresh cow manure.
Wheat straw, old hay, dead weeds
cut when cleaning fnce rows, ditch
banks, etc., should be spread evenly
over the poor place in the field dur
ing the winter. In the spring this
rough material may be easily cut to
pieces with a disk harrow and plowed
Last year a good farmer in David
son County spread a lot of rag
weeds, coarse grasses, etc., cut from
around his tobacco barns and cow
stables, over a very poor land in the
fall on whi-h he had sowed rye. He
did this to get the "stuff' out of the
way and with no thought of its possi
ble fertilizing value. I saw the rye
in the spring just before It was cut.
an dthe result was astonishing. The
crop was as thick on the ground aa
it could stand, well filled, and about
five feet high. Just a few steps away
where no mulch of any kind was used
the rye made but an Indifferent
growth and was thin on the land.
Another farmer in Randolph County
last year thoughtlessly spread some
old straw, weeds, and coarse, dirty
grass over a gall spot in his wheat
field, and in the spring and at har
vest time was surprised to find his j
crop looking aa though he had spread ,
tons of stable manure over the land.
Instances may be multiplied. !
In the future do not let your old
hay, old straw, floodded grass, mixed ,
weeds and coarse grass, lie around!
and rot In the fence corners and gul-!
lies, but spread them evenly over the j
poor spots In the wheat or oat fields j
just after the crop is sowed. When!
the crop is harvested, run a sharp j
disk harrow over this mass of half
rotten vegetation once or twice and
plow It under prior to seeding the
field to soy beans or cowpeas to be
plowed under if the land is poor or
cut and fed to live stock if the land
is not In need of fertility. We had
intended to discuss corn as a green
manuring crop this time,' but find our
space all occupied with the above dis
cussion, and we will have to defer
this crop for next week.
J. L. BURGESS,
N. C. Department of Agriculture.
GOVERJOIENT CROP REPORTS.
Most of the Crops Are Vet Unhar
vested Wheat Crop Not as Large
as Last Year.
Washington, Oct. 9. Disastrous
weather conditions which prevailed
throughout the country earlier in the
growing season abated during Sep
tember, and the condition of most of
the important unharvested crops, on
October 1, showed improvement.
Corn was one-tenth of one part of
one per cent higher than it was on
September 1; potatoes improved 3.1
iper centI tobacco 9.4 per cent; 'flax
1-z Der cent, ana apples 3.6 per cent,
RIce condition declined 1.8 per cent,
The effect of the hot weather and
drought throughout the growing sea
son was shown in the official prelimi
nary estimates of the production of
spring wheat, oats and barley. These
three grains showed a loss in produc-
toin over list year's harvest of an
All wheat is about 40,000,000 bush
els less than last year. The yield
totaled the indicated total produc
tion of corn as figured out by the
Department off Agriculture from the
current condition will be about 356,
000,000 bushels less than last year's
corp. Buckwheat is almost two mil
lion bushels less than last year, pota
toes 50,000,000 less, tobacco 69,
000,000 pounds less, and rice 2,000,
000 bushels less. Flax is the only
Important crop which will give a har
vest greater than last year, the pres
ent season producing about 10,000,
000 bushels more.
A Serious Cotton Disease (Anthiju
nose and How to Handle It.
There is a disease off cotton which
is yearly attracting increased atten
tion throughout the Cotton Belt. It
i3 known as cotton anthracnose.
It is most easily recognized when
on the boll, where it forms nlcer-lil:o
spots, t which, as they age, become
bat to tw feared or rot &rr It & ? . " ZTT "V" CC
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nSt4 atfi iaitf at tL-r:
Altttz a-4 Cttlk 4t$ trzl
tui 4jr?l4t5a tit Mm UttsU-
tW 4? U ?4
$44 two a ale tSt -v Um4h
vry slightly dli!, it&ay rat
dire4 plant, and ft it tn tar jxr
ajftxad tt to tie crv
of the it it ttxtoz. Tir U &o sat
Ufa lory tr4lsta! and the oee p&i&i
ta b rss,ebr4 it that e4 frosa
(iiteated fields U likely to carry t
difae. in fart attnot ttsre ta de aa.
Kvea freed frost cWa fields whkfc,
naa past4 through a fta la wfckV
dUa4 cotton baa beac gi&4 ta
dangerous. It la of ettn&st Isaport
ante for the grower to be sure that
his cettocee4 does not cost from
field or from a region litre thia
F. U STEVENS,
Will Take Tfc aa Moth CUm to
Pay Tae This Yer.
When you go to pay your tax
this year, Mr. Fanner, don't forget
that it will take Jutt twice aa much
cotton this year to pay It. While the
price of your cotton haa fallen off
one-third, your taxes have increased
Victor! of the "rruhJbltion- Part
The Democrat carried the Stat
Maine for liquor this week by a
jirlty of 26. This makes three St
this summer that the Democrats hat
carried wet. A pretty good recc;
for the "pro-hi-bitoa party."
Not a Jerk, Hut a Gradual and Con
tinuous and Irreaintibla lu!L
Burlintgon State Dispatch.)
Advertising docs not Jerk; itf '
It begins very gently at first, bat
pull is steady. It Increases dtyV4
day and year by year until It eifrf
an irresistible power. , ,?)
and McCaU Sl.
For Worncni j
Have More Friend than nay r
magazine or patterns. McCiJi's s
reliable Fashion Guide nwath;.- ,
nni million ftn hutv!r! th a
homes. Besides showing all the lctu
designs of McCall Patterns. each i srr
is brimful of sparkling short swr.e
and helpful information for vroca,
S Ummt a i Kp la Style 7 Wx
tor McCau's Msau.e at oatt. Cattt f
cents a Tear, incitxtiec acy m o! the .UUa
McCall ratscraa tn. '
McCaS rttmn Ua4 all then la ftfjk. it,
simplicity, economy n4 nuatxr aoM. 4 sir
dealer at it McCall humt tKaa aay cdtar
BMkcscoiabtDcd. Koat biffec tbaa ijccso. Uf
from yoof dealer, or by aaJ troaa
236-246 W. 37th St, Ktw York Of
Norfolk Southern Railroad
ROUTE OP TIIX3
Trarel rla Raleigh (Union Statfoa)
and Norfolk Southern Railroad
to and From All Points ta
Eastern North Caro
lina, SCHEDULE IN EFFECT SEPT. d-
N. B. The following schedule to
area published as informaiiou osl
and are not guaranteed.
Trains Leare Ralefsa
J:15 p. m. Dally "Hl&t, Ex
press," Pnllman Sleeping Car tor
6:15 a. in. Dally tor WHsca.
Washington and Norfolk. BrcOsr
Parlor Car sarrlee between Rale's!
6:15 a. m. Daily, except Canday,
for New Bern Tla Chocowtnlty. Par
lor Car serriee. i
2:40 p. el Dally except Sunday.,
7:20 a. m. Dally.; 11:20 s. ra.
dally except Sunday tzd 5:16 p. n.
EntBM JjtStT9 -
10:15 P. B-lT-7fW& T2
press" Pnllman Gzzzizz Czx tzr
Norfolk Tla 23 Ezra. I
7:15 . xa Dsy fcr Erzrrrrt
Wsshinstca end ITcrfcEi.
3:20 p. X3w DiHy fcr Vzzr Ecns
Orlsstsl and EcicTcrt, Tzzlzr Crr
For farther infem
Tatlan cf Pnlln
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