The Southern Railway b&s Jnit I
propriated $60,000 for Improvements
on the passenger station at Abbeville.
The Southern Railway haa declared
a dividend of 2 1-2 per cent on pre
The Sunday-schools at thirteen
churches in the vicinity of Concord,
have been closed on account of the
prevalence of scarlet fever and diph
theria. Joe Grady, a well-known carpen
ter at Morganton, was struck by a
freight train on the Southern Rail
way near Drezel Sunday night and
received fatal injuries.
The plant of the Reidsvllle Ferti
lizer Company, at Reidsvllle, was
completely destroyed by Are Thurs
day night. Loss was partially cover
ed by Insurance.
Jacob R. Nocho, colored, forty
vyears in the railway mail service, waa
found dead in his car at Frankllnton
a few days ago. He leaves an estate
estimated at $20,000 to $30,000.
The Henderson Gold Lear says a
mule owned by a Vance County man
died last week at the age of forty
five years. The owner of the mule
had it in his possession thirty-six
A young man claiming to be W.
Frank Whitaker, son of a prominent
merchant of Charlotte, has been ar
rested In Atlanta charged with steal
ing $4,000 In money and jewelry
from a wealthy woman in Norfolk,
Hon. Thomas Settle has challenged
Hon. Locke Craig for a joint canvass
of the State. Mr. Craig said he would
leave the matter with the State Com
mittee, which will meet in Raleigh
to-night. It is not believed the Demo
crats will accept the challenge.
H. M. Baucom, a well-known white
nan who lived at Lowell and ran a
blacksmith shop at Gastonla, was in
stantly killed Saturday night at Ran
lo, about two miles from Gastonla,
by an interurban car. It is said that
Baucom was drinking and was wait
log at Ranlo, a local station, for the
J. R. Askew, of Halifax County,
' dreamed his saw-mill had burned.
When he awoke he was so Impressed
with the dream that he got out of
bed and looked in the direction of the
mill, but saw nothing. Next morning
when he drove to the mill he found
it in ashes. The loss on mill and
lumber is estimated at $2,500.
William Taylor, an aged negro
shoe-maker, while sitting on the At
lantic Coast Line Railroad track in
the outskirts of Fayetteville, was run
over and instantly killed by a train
of the Atlantic Coast Line Friday af
ternoon. The old man was partly de
mented, the engineer blew the whis
tle when he saw the man, but the
aged shoe-maker did not seem to hear
and took no notice of the warning.
Butler With Progressive Republicans.
A press dispatch from Greensboro
"The committee here to confer
with the Progressive State Commit
tee and representing the Roosevelt
Republican or Charlotte convention,
before leaving this morning gave out
a prepared statement which bristles
in denunciation of the methods em-'
ployed by the Duncan-Morehead-Taft
Republican convention in debarring
from participation regularly elected
Republican delegates and charging
that votes of various counties, notably
Sampson, Henderson and Chatham
and others were illegally voted.
"The statement Is issued from the
committee of Richmond Pearson,
Charles H. Cowles, Marion Butler,
Charles E. Greene and Zeb Vance
Walser, and was turned over to the
press by former Senator Marion But
ler, who, it now appears, Is firmly en
trenched In the ranks of the Pro
Republicans in Fifth District Fail to
Republicans of the Fifth District
met in Greensboro Tuesday for the
purpose of naming a candidate for
Congress and an elector for that dis
trict. Several of tke counties tvere
not represented. Ths Guilford dele
gation did not like some of the rul
ings of the chairman, who was
Taft man, and no agreement could
be reached on a candidate for Con
gress, which was finally left to a com
mittee. Mr. Chester D. Turner was
named for elector.
Glenn is a Poor Prophet.
Ex-Governor R. B. Glenn again
comes forth as a prophet and says
that Wilson is going to sweep the
country. So was Mr; Bryan, several
times, in Mr. Glenn's mind, as it was
his prophetic vision that the court
houses and jails would be torn down
and the lawyers forced to go between
the plow-handle for a living if prohi
bition carried in North Carolina. And
yet there Is more crime, .more prison
ers, and more lawyers than ever be
wonj) nmcK support op
Mr. Zeb Waller Ha Akeitbe Oworta
to Restrain narilnjftoo IHopatch
Prom Supporting IloosOTelt.
For severs! month the Burlington
Stata Despatch, published at Burllng-
ton Alamance County, had aapported
Mr. Taft for President, but a few
weeks ago it is claimed that some of
the stock changed banda and at a
meeting of the stockholders It was
decided that the paper would sup
port Col. Roosevelt and Johnson
And so it did. and for part few weeks
has been giving hearty support to
the Progressive candidate. This did
not suit Mr. Zeb Waller, the post
master at Burlington, and one of the
minority stockholders, and he appeal
ed to the courts to force the Dispatch
to support Mr. Taft. as he claimed
the paper was established for the
purpose of advocating Republican
principles. The case was set for a
hearing before Judge Whedbee atwouni that caused her death the fol-
Greensboro Monday night and theijowjng day. she had complained of
following special from Greensboro to ;
F - . I
Tuesday's Charlotte Observer gives
an account of the first hearing in the
controversy. The special says:
Roosevelt and Johnson sympathiz
ers among the stockholders of The
State Dispatch, a newspaper publish
ed at Burlington, tonight won a tem
porary victory over the Taft and
Sherman element of stockholders
when Superior Court Judge Whed
bee, granted an order restraining the
transfer of stock of further meetings,
but until further hearing of facts,
refused to restrain the editor of the
paper from publishing editorials ad
vocating Roosevelt and Johnson and
the Progressive cause.
Judge Whedbee postponed the
hearing until September 30 when, at
Durham, he will inquire further into
the facts surrounding the meeting of
stockholders at which It was deter
mined to put the influence of the pa
per behind the Roosevelt and John
son ticket notwithstanding the paper
had been Incorporated "to espouse
the cause of the Republican party
and give support to candidates of
In declining to issue a temporary
writ restraining the publication of
Progressive doctrine pending the
final hearing before Judge Whedbee
said that such an act, without full ac
quaintance with all the facts could
easily be construed as interferring
with the liberty of the press or of
PROGRESSIVE PARTY IN THE
A Democratic Paper Says There is a
Field for it Her.
(From tke Tarboro Southerner.)
It is not solely, nor even chiefly
because Mr. Roosevelt is heading it
that the movement Is important; it
is because whatever friend or enemy
may think of the Progressive leader,
the fact remains that throughout the
country scores and hundreds of lead-
ine men whose abilitv. sinceritv and
patriotism the, most bigoted partisan
- " ' i
would hardly dare deny have enlist
ed under the Bull Moose flag. And
behind them stand thousands of vot
ers so ardent in the Progressive cause
that their early meetings in enthusi
asm and emotion partook more of
the character of a crusade than of
the ordinary political convention. . . .
For many years the Democratic
party will doubtless claim the votes j
of a majority of Southern white men;
yet if this progressive movement re
sults in the destruction of the Repub
lican party and establishes in the
South a formidable and permanent
opposition to the Democratic forces,
every Southern Democrat not blindly
partisan will see in it only ultimate
benefit to his section.
Squire Hunter Leaves Democratic
Party to Support Col. Roosevelt.
'Squire H. L. Hunter, recent Dem
ocratic candidate for the State Senate
against Senator H. N. Pharr, yester
day threw his allegiance and influ
ence, as well as his promised vote
over to the Bull Moose party, mak
ing his coming out speech to the
Roosevelt convention at the morning
session when he disavowed further
allegiance to the Democratic Nation
al party and declared himself a thor
ough and enthusiastic Bull Moose.
Attendant upon his change of
views, 'Squire Hunter presented to
the convention for its consideration
the following, showing he haa become
a devotee of the muses as well as of
the Bull Moose;
"In Teddy's band I'll take my stand
And hoist the red bandanna:
For freedom's cause and honest laws
Unfurl the people's banner.
"Hark to the sounds that fill the air.
Sounds so fresh and hearty;
Democrats, Democrats, everywhere
Shouting for the Progressive par
In delivering this expressive and
well stated sentiment in tribute to
the virtues of the Bull Moose move
ment, pronounced whilst the dele
gates were departing from the hall
upon adjournment, 'Squire Hunter
had mounted the platform, and hav
ing completed his full initiation into-j
the ranks of the Bull Moose he an
nounced that the above extract, came
from his own pen and that it would
appear In the local press where the
Bull Moose could read it at leisure.
The State election held la Arkan
sas a few days ago resulted in the de
feat of the State-wide probibiton. also
so-called Grandfather Clause Amend
ment. Thrie persons were killed and fifty
injured by a tornado which crossed!
the northern part of Onondaga Coun-J
ty. N. Y.. Sunday. The property loss
Is estimated at $250,000. I
Six naval apprentices were drown-
ed and five are missing as the result ;ed him to be more careful with the
of the capsizing of a cutter from the: use ot nj voC The strain of the
United States naval training station
at North Chicago, III., Sunday after
noon. The white wife of Jack Johnson,
the " negro prize-fighter, attempted
suicide last Wednesday night by
shooting herself. She Inflicted a
At Amerillo. Texas, Saturday, Al.
G. Bovce was shot and killed by J.
B. Snead, with whose wife Boyce Chairman of Democratic Advisory
eloped to Canada some months ago.j Committoe in Maryland Soiddea.
Snead will soon stand trial for the'; Geo. c Morrison. Chairman of the
murder of Boyce's father, at Fort Democratic Advisory Committee kt
Worth, last January. Maryland, committed, suicide Tues-
day. He had been accused of mls
The plant of the Tennessee Mill representing facts in a race gambling
company, locaiea at csieu springs,,
on the Nashville, Chattanooga and St.
Louis Railway, near Chattanooga,
Tenn., was totally destroyed by fire
Tuesday, entailing a loss estimated at
$400,000, with only about $160,000
Mayor Gaynor, of New York, has
been served with a summons In a
$100,000 libel suit brought against
him by Alderman Curran, chairman
of the aldermanlc committee investi
gating graft in the police department.
Curran alleges that the Mayor made!
remarks derogatory to his character
in connection with the investigation
of the Rosenthal murder.
Two million dollars have been
spent thus far this year by the vari
ous political parties and candidates
for campaign badges, pins and but
tons, according to R. T. Brackett, of
Chicago, secretary of the National
Association of Advertising Novelty
Manufacturers, which was in session
In Chicago la3t week. Sixty million
dollars, he said, represents the total
amount spent by politicians, business
concerns, and various organizations
for "walking ads." Statesville Land
mark. A dispatch from Council Bluffs,
Iowa, September 13th, says: "The
bodies of Martin Thompson, a well-to-do
farmer, his wife, Caroline, and
their oldest son, Raymond, were
found shortly after noon to-day in i
their home, six miles southeast of!
Council Bluffs, with their throats cut
and the heads of the woman and boy
pni c:h pH with hammor TVi -v
. .. .. .
PIimsraTIPPS Cil rrnn nrtincr tho nrlma
and a Qote , f indicate'
I that Thompson killed them while they
slept. So far no motive for the crime i of their town alone. After futile ef
has been discovered, and the man is forts by the police to rid the town of
believed to have been insane.
Result in Maine and Vermont Point
to a Roosevelt Victory.
In speaking of the result in the
two States where elections have been
held this fall, the Shelby, N. C, High
lander, an independent paper, says:
"Maine and Vermont, with their
early September State elections, have
often been considered barometers of
national politics. The rise and fall
of the Republican majority in Ver
mont was supposed to indicate wheth
er the Democrats or Republicans were
to carry the nation. And the Re
publicans have long been accustomed
to say: 4Asgoes Maine, so goes the
nation.' If the latter be taken as
'gospel truth, the Progressivism is to
sweep the nation this fall, for the
Roosevelt Republicans in Maine out
umbering the Taft men five to one,
We Arc Very Busy peeing Lolls
0! Blew Gecfls Never Shown In
TMs CHy More
Will take pleasure in showing you a complete line of
Woolen Goods, Silks, White Goods and Linens, Towels,
Corsets, Hosiery and Gloves, in fact all that you
would find in a store carrying Dry Goods, Notions and
C C. Phone 274, Oaleigli Plicae M.
Pictorial Reveiw Patterns ssd F&shicn Bcois For Fall are Here.
put up Hayme. a Progreiv Repub
lican, and both f sxtloss called to
elect his. overturning th Demo
cratic landslide of two year co,
which then swept the Democratic
State ticket into power."
ItOOSKVKLTS HOUTlIEJtX IT1
EUY. Will Speak In North Carolina am III
Way to New York.
Winslow, Ariz,, Sept- IS. Col.
Roosevelt paased through eastern
Arizona today enroute to New Mex
ico, where he will speak at the lar
ger places. His physician had advis
campaign speeches has made his
voice husky, but otherwise the Col.
declares he is "bully."
After leaving Denver Thursday
night, the Colonel will speak through
Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and Ar
kansas. Then he goes to Memphis,
New Orleans, Montgomery, Birming
ham and Atlanta, thence northward
through North Carolina, He will
speak In Baltimore and reach New
York October 2.
bin before the last Legislature. He
was also president of a large trust
company In Baltimore.
Indians and the Shakers.
(Hu8um, Wash., Dispatch.)
t "Timothy George," an Indian
rancher living near here, is an en
thusiastic exponent of a religious sect
called the "Shakers." The order was
founded In Olympia some seventeen
years ago, and now several Indian
tribes throughout the Northwest
have become Shakers. One redeem
ing feature of the order Is that a
member does not drink, smoke or use
profane language. The Yakima In
dians boast of over 500 members be
longing to the order, while the
Klickitas in this county include sixty
When asked what composed the
virtues of the Shaker creed, Timothy
George replied, with much waving of
"We all good Indians. Help one
another. When one sick we all shake
his hands. Shake all the time until
he gets well. No medicine. We also
shake hands with each other when
some one sick. That makes him well.
We take care of family when some
one sick. All good Indians."
Kansas Women Threaten to Horse
whip City Gamblers.
A Larned, Kan., dispatch of Sep
tember 14 says:
"Horse whips and clubs are wom
en's weapons, the members of the
Women's Anti-Gambling Association
rf 1 arnort thrcatonorl t r-rl a t n neo
unon the citv's Ramblers if thev do
not leave the home-loving husbands
gamesters, the women met to-day and
issued an ultimatum that they In
tended to take the law into their
Five Hundred Chinese Burned in
Chicago, 111., Sept. 17. Five hun
dred Chinese soldiers were burned to
death to-day according to a Eeking
dispatch to the Chicago Daily News
In a forest fire started by a large
force of Mongols retreating from the
Chinese. General Fsih and Tsao, pro
ceding northwart from Tonanfu with
5,000 men, engaged a force of Mon
gols at Chiatsetuan. The Mongols
were defeated and fled northward
with the Chinese in pursuit. In a
forest near Tabchiachu they started a
fire to maintain their stand. The
Chinese troops were unable to escape
Tke Ccaia JTrora worn matfl
Thl will fee m f the mot tatmwtla cwepai yvmf .
lory of thin goTcrnmeat ad The CaKtmOaa mUl aep 7w n
through the rmpl teill the eiertlo mar r tm2j
Get up a dob of four or more
aad thereby help ns to bHp the
CROSS & LINEHAN CO.
23 Years Raleigh's Leading Ciofhirrj "
Our Store is full to the brim with Gothine and Furrishj
for gentlemen, their sons and little brothers. Wc invite you?
WE ARE SHOWING THE LARGEST ASSORTMENT OF
JOHN B. STETSON HATS
EVER SHOWN IN RALEIGH.
MAIL ORDERS RECEIVE PROMPT ATTENT10S.
When you pay less for a piano
than we charge you for a Mil
ton you get a much cheaper
grade piano. For the Price
charged there is no better pi
ano values to be had than
found in the MILTON.
Come in and see these
fine medium grade Pianos.
Mraai & TI0MAS
RALEIG IHI - IM. C.
- will be found in your favorite ajjricul- C
j yy tural paper this month. We reproduce it here
I f f . to tell you that we have Mens 'Ease and
I "American Boy" shoes. Read It and the
I letters also.
KJNZKA8E- SHOES FIT LIKE A.
GLOVE. YouTl also fiad them the Sort
comfortable every-Ur boes yw cm
In. And after JoahSJSSttS
Imttt mar better, etroncer or wear
wu. itm name on jrcuow lasel
you acalnat imitation.
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It ntBstratee all
Jtaae," also the
for bora a en
act explicate ef
tarn n A I a
' Special SQk
Soft u gig Uatber.
all over ronr tmm t
la row town
t tint wfa.
Too, we can introduce
nsazlss Shot Ca g&m. Dstrolt Dick.
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-My 'American Boy' tbo-i
atiafartioa and are all yco cia;a-
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The 'American Bjr
ROBERT D. HUGHS!,
The Men 'Eaae' aboe are airt-
one Uonthea and the BJexAryll
"I wQ ear that the Jr V
the beet for erenrday wtar I TV, berz&
are just a moil now as tbry were X,
them. They are ood yet and !urT-
1 botttit ..fair ot Urn '"JS
one of my hands on me
one Of ray nanoa on v . -tr. vm
mm n plow shoe in the FU
worst Veaaon on show,
satisfactory i erery 'V- J w T COtP
maaBfactarera daiai for ilsi- "
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-Men, -Ease' shoe
dafan. They wear wett. wd ftTa
fortabfe in every way. to LkCH 1 VfAtD
worn a better aboe." r 'f. O-
-I bare ner wont jT
b-ter aatirfartio. for colrt
sprite than the Men. r
of Men 'Ease' that I Tl y
of weather, in mad and fJid mnst
soft and pliant as when I com J 1
them, .never bav
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to anvbody that wanu a V& w
to anybody that wanu
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