. . .
In a drunken row near Spencer
Thursday night oae negro thot and
killed another. Both name were
Hannah. It U claimed that the
shooting waa accidental.
r. Walter A. Murphey, of Sali-
burr, has accepted the position of . d coaipany at Howards Siding.
uui, i,imni of .. . . i
rMi .rrofarv to the alumni oMnr, m frnm Pink Hill.
frrral crptanr to the alumni oi
University of North Carolina, and j The dead and injured were all on
will assume the duties on March 1. j lfae eDgjne o. 4. and were employes
, P ,,! 'o the lumber company.
Arthur Davis, a negro of t ailing Jhe deaJ B F Harper. fire-
Creek vicinity, has been placed j m pink H111 and C. H. Morton,
jail at Kinston for the shooting of j NewporL
a colored boy named Fields u is Harper, a saw fitter, and Wil
claimed the shooting was accidental. troud BecXion hand are In
r. I hospital here, and may recover.
vention is callea to meei u
bury April 13!h to 15th. From 600
to 800 delegates are expected, and
an interesting program is being pre
pared. While out hunting one day last
week a colored man named Risen,
located a still in the vicinity of Bla
denboro, which he reported to the
sheriff, who proceeded to capture It
The mercantile store of C. E. Fes
perman, in East Spencer, was brok
en into and robbed by unknown par
ties on the night of the 26th, and
from one hundred to two hundred
dolars worth of goods stolen.
A colored man named J. B. Sweat,
of near Lumberton, shot at his wife
a few days ago and killed their In
fant which was in her arms as she
was running from him. This oc
curred last Saturday morning.
A very destructive fire visited
Parkton, fourteen miles south of
Fayetteville. a few nights ago, de
stroying several stores and other
property. It is reported that there
was no insurance on any of the build
ings. Mrs. Carolina Cates, a well-known
lady of Durham, was found dead in
her bed-room at her home one day
last week. She had uspposedly died
of heart failure and fallen into the
grate. The discovery was made by
Robert Riggsbee, a lineman for
the Durham Telephone Companq sup
posedly touched a live wire on a
pole on Mangum Street a few days
ago, and fell twenty-three feet, strik
ing his head on the pavement, kill
ing him instantly.
At Lenoir Saturday morning the
home of Felix Haigler, colored, was
burned, and two children, aged three
and six years, perished also. The
parents had left the house but a
short time when the house was dis
covered to be in flames.
Considerable damage was done by
storms in Union County last week.
Property was damaged, also cattle
and sheep were killed. Fire broke out
during the storm, destroying a resi
dence belonging to C. E. Houston.
A mistrial was ,the result in the
case of Mrs. C. L. Wyatt, of Salis
bury, against the Salisbury-Spencer
Street Railway, for $9,000 alleged
damaged on account of the acciden
tal killing of her husband last year.
A new trial will be granted.
Spencer suffered from a severe
Btorm Thursday. Considerable dam
age was done to property, houses
being blown down, and also tele
phone and telegraph lines being torn
down. The wind In come instances
reached a velocity of from 40 to 50
miles an hour.
While Policeman J. J. James was
chasing a colored man in Taylor's
tobacco factory, in Winston-Salem,
Friday, with a pistol in his hand,
the Distol was aeeidentalv fir Art nd
shot James Jones, another negro '
standing near. The wound, how
ever, is not considered fatal.
Mrs. Natalia Robertson, wife of
Mr. T. H. Robertson, of Twin Falls,
Idaho, while visiting her sisters In
"Scotland Neck, was standing before
the fire a few days ago when her
clothing caught on fire and she was
burned so seriously before help could
be obtained that fears are felt for
Rufus Moore, a young man of
vile, who had charge of the furnace
for the Unagasta Manufacturing Co.,
went down to replenish his fires and
put on his overalls which had be
come saturated with gasoline In some
way, and when the doors of the fur
nace were opened, his clothing be
came ignited, burning him to death
before help could reach him.
Democratic High Tariff Tax and No
Clinton News Dispatch.
The Democratic party claims to be
against a high tariff, the tariff Is
simply a tax paid to us by foreign
ers, and Democrats are sheding lots
of tears because the foreigners are
paying us their dough. But the
Democrats have put a high tariff on
the lands and all other property the
faremrs In North Carolina own, and
still we don't hear 'em say a word
about reducing the tariff that they
put on our farming lands,, they are
giving us a high tariff all right but
they are not giving us any protection
not even from the "blind tigers."
FL1 Rail way Accident Two Meet
Kl Baton. Feb. 27 Aj a resalt of a
collision oa the Kl tit ton Carolina
Hat 1 road last night, two are dead,
two are In the hospital here and apt
eral other are luffering from minor
Injuries. Engine N'oi 4 of the Itut
ledge Lumber Company maihed
head-on Into a train of box cars beias
pulled by a locomotive of the rail-
nn mile from Pink Hill
illirH mn wtp. rushed to
Kinston on a special, Harper and
Morton dying en route. The dead
fireman's brother, who was on the
freight engine, found him Jammed
against the fire-box of No. 4, penned
in by wreckage, while steam from the
boiler was pouring in on him.
J. A. Harper, the injured saw fit
ter, is the father of the dead man.
Morton was Jammed between the en
gine and the tender, right !eg crush
ed to a pulp. Both Harper and Mor
ton are married.
The road out from Pink Hill ia
not much more than a log road and
is used by the Kinston Carolina Rail
road for freighting as far as How
It is used jointly by the various
lumber companies having camps in
that section and their engines ply
over the road without orders, each
being required to "look-out for him
self." It is Impossible at this time to
attempt even to place responsibility
for the accident.
Ex-Iolice of Hamlet Selling Liquor.
Hamlet, N. C, Feb. 26 The Ham
let Messenger prints the following
particulars of the sensational arrest
of a former chief-of-police who was
caught in the act of selling whiskey:
Chlef-of-Police John Braswell,
Special Officers of the Seaboard J. A.
Pittman, and Mr. H. B. McGee, of
Charlotte, caught ex-Chief-of-Police
C. B. Wright selling liquor to Steve
Probst in Boydtown, where Wright
had gone in a buggy, carying a suit
case containing fifty-one pint bottles
filled with whiskey that was said to
have been brought Irom Jacksonville
that night by a dining-car porter on
The officers named above had con
cealed themselves about 7 o'clock
in a small out-house belonging to the
dwelling occupied by Steve Probst.
Wright drove up into the yard, tied
his horse and proceeded to sell
Probst five dollars' worth of whiskey.
Probst asked If it was as good as that
he brought Sunday night. Wright
replied that it was the same.
At this juncture the officers came
out from their hiding place, Chief
Broswell seizing Wright's sleeve, but
Wright wrenched himself loose from
his hold and dashed toward the creek,
the chief following in hot pursuit for
a distance of sixty yards or more,
seconded by Officer Pittman, Mr. Mc
Gee following closely after. Things
were getting lively.
As they approached the creek
Wright plunged into a hole of water
some ten or fifteen feet across and
two or three feet deep. Chief Bras
well went in right on top of Wright
and when they came to the surface
had his arm around Wright's neck
and counted him his prisoner.
Mr. Pittman arriving just at this
time, rushed in and helped to lead
the ex-chief out, taking him back by
the house .searching and finding a lot
of whiskey that Wright had sold
Probst Sunday night, sixteen pints of
which they brought away with them.
Mr. Wright was then conducted to
the city prison, while Mr. McGee
looked after, the horse and buggy
and the captured whiskey. Chief
Braswell struck his knee against a
cross-tie as he went into the hole on
his Prisoner and bruised it severely.
Wright remained in jail until
about 4 o'clock the next day, not
being able til lthat time to give the
required bond, which was fixed at
$250. After they had landed the ex
chief safely in the city prison, it was
necessary to send to his home and
get a dry suit of clothes for him.
The officers and prisoner suffered
much with cold on account of get
ting into the water."
Wright was suspected of allowing
blind tigers to exist when he was
chief ,and evidence of this came out
In court, especially in connection
with the checks he had received from
Andrew Mosteller, who was given a
road sentence for seling liquor.
Mr. D. B. Brown, who was night
police under Wright and did some
fine work, rounding up a number of
"tigers,", was badly handicapped on
account of the attitude Wright xnain
ed. Mr. Brown proved to be a good
officer and deserves much credit for
his good service.
GHOST FIGURES IN DIVORCE.
Alan Asks Decree When Wife is
Haunted by First Husband.
Macon (Ga.) Dispatch in New York
A ghost figured in divorce proceed
ings here recently, when George W.
Mann told the court that his young
wife was haunted by the shade of
her former husband, to whom she
made a promise that after his death
she would never marry.
She became so despondent from
remorse, "Mann says, that he con
sented to a separation, and they ap
plied for divorce. He got a decree.
During 110, according to statis
tics published recently, 56S Billion
aires died In Franc.
The 2 res in Houston, Texas, a few
days ago amounted to a loss of t,
500,000 with insurance of $4,500.
. . tlM-M ir,
Senator Itced, of Missouri, Intro-
ducd a resolution a lew aays ago
! for an Investigation of the election
1 of Senator Henry A. Dupont, of Dei
Fire broke out in the mines at
Lehigh. Okla., last Thursday and one
hundred men were entombed, but
most of them bad been rescued up
to the last reports.
Peter Serrier. a well-to-do farmer,
living near Gallipolis, Ohio, was mur
dered on the night of the 23rd, his
home robbed and burned in an at
tempt to cover the crime.
The royal decree proclaiming the
annexation of Tripolitina and Cyrin
ica to Italy was presented by Prem
ier Giolitti in the Chamber of Dep
uties and Senate at Rome a few days
Samuel Miller, who was convicted
of the murder of his wife, in Mem
phis, Tenn., on Thanksgiving Day,
1902, and who escaped from jail In
1903, has been located and arrested
at Oakland, California.
Reports from El Paso, Texas, on
the 26th, were that the Vasquitas
army, commanded by Emilio Campa,
was thought to be advancing on Ju
arex, and United States Consul Ed
wards notified all Americans to leave
Representative Levy, of New York,
introduced a bill on the 22nd to em
power the President to build four
battleships annually, each to cost
not less than $6,000,000 exclusive of
armament. The bill would appro
priate $20,000,000 to start the work.
The grave of William Braswell, a
Revolutionary soldier of Avery
County, North Carolina, is to be
marked by a headstone at the ex
pense of the War Department, ac
cording to reports received from the
Quartermaster-General a few days
As many as twenty persons were
killed and scores of others were in
jured in a cyclone storm which swept
through a strip of Louisiana and Mis
sissippi last week. The property
damage is reported to be half a mil
lion dollars. Most of the deaths
were confined to the negroes.
A woman employed in the Brook
lyn Nursery, New York, has con
fessed to the killing of eight infants
by placing oxalic acid in their milk.
She said she did not intend killing
the babies, but wanted to make them
sick to get revenge on the nurses in
the hospital who, she said, were her
Card Playing on Tombstones in Ire
land Memorial of Hogarth.
(London Dispatch to The New York
There is a churchyard in the bor
ough of St. Marylebone, London, in
which a tombstone is pointed out to
visitors as the one on which Ho
garth's "idle apprentice" threw dice.
Attention has just been called to the
fact that his practice of gambling on
tombstones has come down to the
present day in at least one graveyard
in the United Kingdom.
A lawsuit, just decided, has stopp
ed the practice in the churchyard of
Dungarvan, an Irish village, where
some of the inhabitants were in the
habti of playing cards on the slabs
placed over grave and of dancing to
the muic of an -accordeon. The rep
resentative church body was the com
plaint in the cae. It ought and ob
tained an injunction against sixteen
person, restraining them from tres
passing upon the burial ground and
premises adjacent to the Church of
St. Mary. The master of rolls who
heard the case, held that this privi
lege was one of permission and not a
right and that a churchyard was ded
icated to the service of God and not
to the recreation of man. -
In the days before the Reforma
tion, authorities say, the parish
churchyard was ued a a public play
ground. Games and revels were
commonly held there on Sundays and
holidays. At Whitsuntide there was
a sort of church fair held in grave
yards at which ale brewed by the
church wardens was served, while
dice throwing, card playing and
bowls were permitted. ''Cock fight
ing in churchyards did not cease un
til the eighteenth century. There is
a story told that a wealthy man In
Hurstbourne Tarrant, a village of
Hampshire, ordered that a flat tomb
stone, large enough to enable the
boys to play marble on it, hould he
placed over his grave.
Yes, There Are a Lot of Them Still
Voting the Democratic Ticket.
Buying grass at a high price to
feed high priced mules to kill cheap
grass to raise cotton at a low price
to pay for the grass bought at a hleh
price -did you ever know of a manrj
to be guilty of such business?
BOtcaiT COFF1X A.VO FXCRK1)
Ifcen riSd to Pot Off Fteorrml for
Awhile and Mrri UU Son
A Harrisonburg. Va., dUpatch un
dr date of February 20, says:
"Six month ago Lvi Sager, of
Mechaniciville, SO years old. gray-
haired veteran of th Mexican ana
Civil Wars, became despondent and
began to prepare for the end. He
had his grave dug, hU tombstone
erected and his coffin made and put
in his house ready for use. He pick-
Ud out the minister for his last sad
rite and selected his pall-bearers,
(and marked the funeral hymn that
I he loved best.
"Early last Sunday morning the
community was surprised when Mr.
Sage r and his daughter-in-law, Mrs.
(Diana Sager, 60 years old, were mar
fried by Rev. W. C. Hoover, of Tim
i berville. The bride was left a widow
! several years ago by the death of Mr.
"The bridegroom is an old warrior,
with long, flowing white locks, and
was the sprightllest person at the
wedding. His marriage was a sen
sation and his friends declare that
It will be many years before he will
need the grave, the tombstones, the
pall-bearers and the beautiful hymn
"Six months ago Mr. Sager drove
six miles to Newmarket and came
home with his coffin in full view on
top of his usual load of purchases.
"The woman who changed Mr.
Sager's plans is a dashing brunette of
SAFE CRACKERS IAXTEI AGAIN.
Men Who Left an Unsavory Record in
North and South Carolina Now Do
ing Time in New York.
Eight years ago four desperate safe
crackers were capture'd a few miles
north of Monroe after a battle be
tween them and officers had taken
place on the streets near the passen
ger depot and in the fields and woods
where they were captured. James
Lang was the leader of the gang and
Charles Rogers was another one of
the four robbers captured. The safe
crackers were tried in Greenville, S.
C, for robbing the post-office there
and were sentenced to terms of five
years each in the Federal Prison in
Atlanta, Ga. They served their sen
tence, Lang having to spend several
months more time In the Atlanta pris
on than did the others on acccfunt of
his obstinacy and violation of prison
rules. It is said that Lang spent
longer time In solitary confinement
than has any other prisoner in that
institution before he would promise
to obey the rules. After Lang and
Rogers had served their sentence in
the Atlanta prison they were brought
back to North Carolina and were
tried in Mocksville for cracking a
safe in that town just before they
committed the post-office robbery in
South Carolina. They were each
sentenced to serve five years in the
State prison, but after serving about
two years in the North Carolina peni
tentiary they wrere pardoned. Lang
and Rogers went back to their form
er criminal practices and on last Mon
day were in Norwich, N. Y., sentenced
to terms of nine years and six months
each for burglary. Lang assumed
the name of Petro Valensky and Rog
ers Uie name of Charles Adams when
they were arraigned in court in New
York State. Their last crime was an
attempted bank robbery. Monroe
ORGANIZATIONS ON COTTON
The Dreaded Boll Weevil is Being
Washington, D. C, Feb. 28.
President Finley. of the Southern
Railway Company, speaking to-day
of the first year's work of the Cot
ton Culture Department maintained
by the Southern Railway, the Mobile
and Ohio Railroad, the Alabama
Great Southern Railroad, and the
Georgia Southern and Florida Rail
"The primary purpose of the or
ganization of the Cotton Culture De
partment by the railway companies
which contribute to its support was
to co-operate with farmers along the
lines of those companies in the ter
ritory along the advanc eof the Mex
ican cotton boll weevil fo rthe adop
tion of those cultural methods rec
oommended by the late Dr. S. A.
Knapp, o fthe United States Agricul
tural Department, for growing cotton
under boll weevil conditions. Dr.
Knapp also advised that it would be
advantageous to adopt those methods
Independently of the presence of the
weevil. The results of the first
year's work of our Cotton Culture
Department have demonstrated the
soundness of his advice in all re
spects. "In a circular, under date of Feb
ruary 12, 1912, prepared by Dr. W.
D. Hunter, the boll weevil expert
of the Bureau of Entomology, and
issued by Dr. L. O. Howard, Chief
of the Bureau, with the approval of
the Secretary of Agriculture, It la
pointed out that the weevils were
less numerous In 1911, owing. to ad
verse weather conditions, and that
the insect was exterminated in an
area covering about 23,000 square
miles In the northwestern portion of
Texas and the western portion of
Oklahoma, where conditions ? were
particularly unfavorable. Dr. Hun-
ter thovs that, fiotwithrtaadiog
lhee condition, tae ineci con
dition, the lat continued to
spread to the northward and east
ward in Arkaaaa. Mlnlttlppl. and
Alabama. He ay that the reduc
tion In comber la iSU a due to
a combination of climatic Innuencea
which ci only be expected to recur
at infrequent Interval, and that,
with the return of favorable caon.
the weevil will again multiply. He
urge, therefore, that It I necessary
for planter to continue their fight
against the weevil according to the
methods that have been recommend
ed by the Agricultural Department.
These are the method advtfed by
the Southern Railway Cotton Culture
"It should be borne In mind that
the cultural method recommended
by the late Dr. Knapp and advUed
by our Cotton Culture Department
involve Intensive farming. This is
important not only a to cotton, but
also as to other crop, and e are
urging farmer to produce all of the
grains, fruits, vegetable, meat,
dairy products, and poultry used on
the farm so that they may not have
to sell cotton regardless of market
conditions in order to buy these
things, but may be able to market
their crop when there is an economic
demand for It."
Green Manuring No. 1G.
We desire to state by way of ex
planation that our time has been so
closely occupied with work in the
office that we have been compelled
to make a break in the series of fifty
articles on green manuring that we
set out to write. We have, at last,
resumed this line of work, however,
and hope to continue the articles
each week till they are completed.
We want to take this occasion to
thank those farmers and editors who
have written us appreciative letters
concerning the discussions and have
! asked us to continue them along this
all-important line of soil improve
ment. Some farmers have asked us
whether rape is a good green ma
nuring crop. The seed of this crop
are not raised on the farm in this
country and are so expensive that
we have not advised the use of this
plant as a green manure. We usual
ly think of rape as a pig, lamb, or
chicken feed for the fall, winter and
spring and hardly think it a wise
practice to plow so good, and so ex
pensive a crop Into the ground for
manurial purposes. However, for
the information of those farmers
who desire to know Its value we ap
pend the following table which
shows rape to ran khlgh as a green
manuring crop. It is about as rich
in fertilizer elements as rye, and in
view of the fact, that a great deal
heavier tonnage can be grown to the
WliM . Mx Mt'l
S m business or social life depends almost entirely upon health.
Would you dominate instead of walking in the nick? As Whitman says
? how 11 oultd scrve t0 tee eyes, blood, complexion clean
and sweet, to have such a body and soul that when ycu enter a crowd
an atmosphere of desire and command enters with you and every oae is
impressed with your personality?"
How to Havo Eyes, Blood and Comploxion
Clean and Sweet
Milam has given me a great appetite and
cleared and softened my &kuu ILW.Lay.
don. Spray. N. C
tlGwni restoJredmy8iht Jmo en
tirely. I was nearly blind when I started
J?- W. E Griggs secy, and TrSS.
Westbrooka Berator 6 Danville. Va
Milan cured me of eczema after I had
jufiered with ft 26yers and dSSSid ?l
reu. C H. William
CiUeH. Pbady & . Troyyf11 l0r Poston,731PauersonA-
WHY HOT LOOK, FEEL and BE at Your Dst?
Ask your druggist for six botttts of Af,! . i.t ,
y for good blodd u y
IFlffstt lDwnim(0j o
Spipunne WMte (Goods
Colored Linen,J Percales, Gingham, Pop
lins, Galiteas, Crash Suitings, Long Cloth Cam
brics, Nainsook and Shirting Madras.
HALF PniCE SALE.
All single and odd Curtains will be sold at
half the original price.
VHaU Hhs Hones Devoted to Sbcco.
acr. It loportant as
sure taad out vtrr Br-., H
It ta like! that t
read tbe articles ht
leave and pise straw tst.-,
lot dcrlcc the 1st fn tx
to be used as hir -,. a?
Did you ever question th .
this apparently orti,, ?
I came to know its rri
decided to Include ti
these material la it r".-
ble: ' u v
Following u th ut
fertilUer vslui of tam., n
nure compared with it ..V4
mtavrt ifrh 4 ,4
llorw muf rrti ,
UmmutUl frtWUr ; : lt , ' t
Aren't you urprU4 t . ft. .
mon oak leaves earn in c x - 4
trogen as half a ton of :
merclal fertilibcr? And n
than twice a much phot; V;-."!"
and almost as much potjui.
of fresh horse or cow tir
now see that we were ai:;t '
nure ot manure whrn .
material as bedding.
Of course we all ko
plant food element of k J,
green raw manuring crcr 4r
available to the crop til! tUy i"
undergone decay In tb ou MH
process generally goe oa r;
enough during the iprtn tj
mer month, and we do not Ui C
wait long for return froo
Next we expect to !-M
handling of green nianurw,
production of the dIrrEt
crops. J. L. nUKtfK&j
N. C. Department fo ARriccitt
Some Garden Stsff.
For smooth, large Irish po-.au
plow out a broad, deep furrow.
wheat straw In, put your
or fertilizer and potato oa u
and then cover. If It rli ct,
after the planting, thst will aiU i
crop if you do not plow too
an dtoo close to let air in to dry iu
straw. Try It.
For fine, large tomatoo. ta u
heap o fthem, run your row L:ri
and south one row better ifcfr
the row will get the early norsiii
sun an dthe early evening shad, w
from 1:30 to 2 o'clock on. A p'ut
fence shade is best, no roots to tnr
from the tomato plants.
Never work garden or any trj
while the dew Is on or when the
is hot. From 3 o'clock till rjr
down is the time, and workM ct?
then, th ecrop will be much t-t:r
especially is the weather Is hot id
dry. Hickory Mercury.
FROM RELIABLE PEOPLE)
I hare suffered all my life with mr rr
Stnce taking Milam I can read ery fe
print and do embroidery work at nurr
without glass. Mua Kate Mebane. R
F. D. No. 2. Blanche. N. C.
1 suffered with a dreadful skin djea
irorn which I could get no relief untJI
tned Milam. This is the first spring m
summer I h- muwH in three retrw
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