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THE WILMINGTON MESSENGER, TUESDAY . g VoVEMBER 17, 1903.
THE COUHTY SUPERINTENDENTS
ANWUAL CONVENTION NOW
SESSION' AT RALEIGH.
ress of Superintendent Joyner
uneral of Mrs. L. O'B. Branch
he Fuller-Pace Nuptials Other
Raleigh, N. C, November 11th.
At the First Baptist church this
evening there was a notable gather
ing of society people to witness the
marriage of Mr. Jones Fuller, Repre
sentative in the Legislature from
Durham county, to Miss Mattye
Pace. Mr. Frank L. Fuller, of Dur
ham, was best man, and Miss Susie
Heck was maid of honor. Many
relatives and friends of both families
were here to attend the wedding,
which was followed by the reception
at the home of Mrs. Heck, grand
mother of the bride.
Th" funeral of Mrs. L. O'B. Branch
was held here this afternoon, from
Christ Episcopal church, and was
attended by L. O'B. Branch Camp of
Confederate Veterans, the Daughters
of the Confederacy and the Ladies'
Memorial Association. Mrs. Branch
was buried beside her nusband, Gen
eral Branch, who was killed at
Sharpsburg. A number of persons
from various points in the state, in
cluding some prominent Confederate
Veterans were here to attend the
Thirty wh'te oak and chestnut oak
trees are being set out In the capitol
square, to take the place of trees
which have been blown down or died
The annual convention of the State
Superintendents of Public Instruc
tion and the County Superintendents
began here this morning in the
House of Representatives. The event
of the morning session was the ad
dress of State Superintendent Joy
ner. to this the second annual meet
ing of the association. He stated
that since last November, 88 new
local tax districts have been estab
lished, most of these in rural dis
tricts, making the total number 174,
these being in 63 counties, from
Dare to Cherokee, Dare with IS.
Guilford with 17 and Alamance with
1 leading the state, the increase be
ing 13o in two years. The decrease
of school districts by consolidation
is The agitation for local tax
ation and consolidation is actively in
progress. During the year. 347 new
school houses were built, the expen
diture bemg $140,4 9;".. The total
value of school property is ?1.C2D.-
str.i. an increase of $263,143. during
the present year and an increase of
$47"..4C2 in the past two years. -The
loan fund has greatly stimu
lated the building and improvement
of school houses. $6S.311 having been
lent to CO counties for 177 districts.
There Is yet $45.r,S9 of this fund
available. All the rural flbraries
made possible by the act of 1901
nave nvn estahhsneu and under a
r.ew act. ll.r libraries have already
been established. There are still
about l'.r00 white school districts
with Iss than 65 children of school
age. The percentage of illiteracy is
still appalHng and suggests, specially
in view of the possible disfranchise
ment of thousands ot wnite voters, a
stupdendous work to be done in re
moving this illiteracy before 1908.
There Is an increase of 10.000 chil
dren in the average daily attend
ance on the white rurar schools, an
increase of at least 6 per cent, dur
ing the present year. This Increase
has never before been approximated
in North Carolina. It is the most
practical and substantial evidence of
an awakened and abiding Interest In
education that has yet been present
ed In any report of the public schools
of the state. There are yet 161.797
white children of school age not en
rolled in the public schools. Super
intendent Joyner declared . that the
County Superintendent is the real
strategic point in all this work.
Subjects were discussed at the
onvention by Superintendents Crisp.
of Dare; Sharpe. of Guilford: Long.
of Alamance: Cochran, of Mecklen
burg: Moore, of Caldwell: Ragsdale,
of Pitt: Hodges, of Davie: Mebane.
of Catawba: Hayes. of Wilson:
Wright, of Wilkes. There were also
speeches by Charles D. Mclver. of
the Southern Educational Board
and by R. D. W. Connor, of Wil
mington, the subject of the latter
being "The Life and Character of
State Superintendent Calvin H,
Sheriff Jackson, of Washington
county, today brought to the peni
tentiary Milton Roads. colored, to
serve 20 years for the murder of a
negro named Sutton at a "festival"
one night, mere were yi cases on
the criminal docket, all save two,
Tha Kind You Have Always BqkJI
REACHES HIGH LEY EI,.
Cotton Market Oixmed Steady.
Uuim Very Active.
New York. November 11. After open-i-a
steady but rather irregular and
nervous, as a result of conflicting early
r.ew, ;he cotton market this morning
became very excited and active, and
was sour. n its way toward the high
level of the season. First prices wer
at a decline of 3 points to an advance
of - points, the declines being du to
liquidation, talk of a less favorable turn
in far eastern affairs, and continued
heavy receipts, while the advances were
in line with bullish cables, unsettled
weather a"d covering. On the call, the
market was rather quiet but almost im
mediately the bulls began to support
prices. Before the advance was checked
the market had reached and in some
instances surpassed the previous high
Pint and then showed a net gain of l'J
U 20 j oir.ts on the more active positions.
At this level, there was an active realiz
ing and reports that the Fall River
spinners would reduce wages ten per
cent unsettled bull confidence and it
was argued that the cut would lead to
a strike and a consequent reduction in
Thf market closed barely steady at
about the low point of the session or
net 4 points to 6 points lower The sales
wt-r estimated at 900.000 bales.
AFTER THIRTY-FOUR YEARS.
Two Brothers 3Ieet Again A Mur
derer Taken to Goidsboro for Safe
(Special to The Messenger.)
Goidsboro, X. C, November 11. Re
cently in Mount Olive there occurred a
meeting of two brothers who had not
seen euuii oxner ior xmny-iour years, i
-cr.. 11.- w..- i-. , v. I
other at first sight, in 1S69 two broth-
ers left the Mount Olive section of this
county and journeyed together to the
Lone Star State to seek their fortunes.
In a short while one of the brothers
grew homesick and wandered back to i
the scenes of his childhood, where he
has remained since and reared a large
iamiiy. At regular intervals ior a
number of years correspondence was
kept up between the two brothers. Af
ter a long time the letters ceased to ar
rive from the far off brother and he was
mourned as dead. One night recently a
stranger appeared at the threshold of
Chief of Police Itoyalls residence In
Mount Olive and demanded a bed for
the night. The chief of police had re
tired when the stranger made his ap
pearance and abrupt request and was
in no hurry to comply. Alter some lit
tle parleying about the entertainment
for the night, the stranger said with
"Why, brother, don't you know me?"
Like all officers of the law the chief
refused to be taken in so easily and
admitted that he did not know the
The stranger then said; "I am the
brother you left in Texas thirty-four
years ago and have come home to see
This did not satisfy the chief and he I
said: The brother I left in Texas had I,
his left big toe cut off. Shuck off your
shoe and identify yourself."
Off came the shoe and then the sock.
The big toe was gone. The two broth
ers started at each other for an instant
and then embraced. There was very
little sleeping done in that household
the balance of the night. The family-
was awakened to welcome the brother
who h:id been mourned as dead.
Alfred Daniels, the negro convicted
and sentenced to be hung for the mur
der of F. G. Simmons, the father of
Senator Simmons has been brought to
this city by the sheriff of Jones county
and placed in jail for safe keeping.
Since the completion of Wayne county's
new jail there have been a number of
criminals lodged there for safe keeping
from adjacent counties. The new jail is
not only one of the most secure, but is
now one of the largest in the state.
The marriage of Mr. Silas Rose to
Miss Hertha Hodgin occurred yesterday
at the home of the bride's parents near
Salem church in this county. A num
ber of the relatives and friends of the
popular young bride were present to
witness the delightful ceremony. The
bride and groom left last night for a
bridal trip to New York City and will
go from there to the home of the groom
in .South . Carolina, where he is exten-
si veiy engageu n ousiness auu hub
... - a i
siderable landed interests.
CASE NOT PHOSECITTED.
The Holison's Drop the Case Maid
Enters Suit for $10,000 Damages.
New lurk, November 11. The sum-
mouses that Captain Richmond Pear
son liooson securea on .Monuay ior me
appearance of three people, to try and
explain the disippearance of jewelry,
money ad one ot his medals, were to
day dismissed. Miss Hobson seemed to
be somewhat indefinite about the disap-
pejrar.ee of the valuables when she tes-
tiieJ to Jay, and the judge advised that
s... drop tne case .as ne oeneveu mere
was r.o warrant for further action. The!
summonses were then dismissed.
Miss Hobson later was served with
pipers by Attorneys for her colored
maid. Lizzie Dritt, in a $10,000 damage
sua. The papers charged raise arrest
and imprisonment and malicious per
In affidavit the maid swore that on
the evening of November 5th, while
leaving the sanitarium, she was ac
costed by a man and woman detective,
employed by Captain Hobson. She
further averred that she was taken
back to the sanitarium and searched
and kept there a prisoner all night.
Monument to Ohio Troops.
Chattanooga. Tenn., November 11.
The handsome monument to Ohio troops
o:i Mission Ridge will be dedicated to-
morrow with elaborate ceremonies
Tl.rce hundred Ohioans are here to par
;.i;aie. The shaft will be presented
to th-- government by Governor George
K. X :sh. of Ohio, and will be received
ly :-r.eral II. C Corbin, in behalf of
ilv- government. The Seventh Cavalry
v ::: participate under command of Gen
t C- rbin. The orations will be deliv
t;cd :y General H. V. Hoynton and
Lieutenant Governor H. L. Gordon.
Governor Bates and fifty state officials
of Massachusetts will arrive tomorrow
and will participate in the ceremonies.
Are due to Indigestion. Ninety-nine of every
one hundred people who have heirt troubla
can remember when it was simple indiges
tion. It Is a scientific fact that all cases of
heart disease, not organic, are not only
traceable to, but are the direct result of Indi
gestion. All food taken into the stomach
which fails of perfect digestion ferments and
swells the stomach , puffing it up against the
heart. This Interferes with the action of
the heart, and In the course of time that
delicate but vital organ becomes diseased.
Mr. D. Kaubto. of Nevada. O.. says: I had stomach
trouble and was In a bad stato as I had heart trouble.
with ft. I took Kodol DyspeosU Car for shoot four
months and It cured me.
Kodol Digests What Yon Eat
and relieves the stomach of all nervous
strain and the heart of all pressure.
Bottksonly. SI.00 She holdln 2 times the trial '. r.on nne ner aestinauon is not. an
size. which sells for 50c munced it is stated by officials of the
Prepared by C O. DeWITT & OO., OXtOAOOL navy department that she is not under
For sale by R R. Bellamy. orders to proceed to Colon.
Those who have ever felt its keen, cutting pains, or ft&Me
Feting of others, know that Rheumatism is torture, and that $ghu
iy called ine Jvmg cu jram.
Ail do notSuneraiiKe. oome are buuiiu--. - T -as bt
tins- Bains, and it seems every muscle and joint in the bpdy v
tin5r TainS. ana It Seems every mubcic o -
nrc- fr1 -mItt cinn nl
asunder. Others feel only occaj
a sudden change in the weather or exposure to damp, c9p or night
o,vrr. o fler arrarV lastincr for
tient with a weakened constitution or
An acid, polluted condition ot the piooa is -Jw x every form and
variety of Rheumatism, Muscular, Articular, Acute, Chijjj inflammatory
and Sciatic, and the blood must be purged and punjAl before there is an
end to your aches and pains. External application, jie use ot liniments ana
plasters, do much toward temporary relief , but sucytreathient does not reach
the real cause or cleanse the diseased bloodAmt S. S. S., the greatest of all
blood purifiers and tonics, does cure Rheumatism by antidoting; and neutraliz
ing; the poisonous acids and building; up thfe weak and sluggish blood. It is
wll vou have Rheumatism, write us,
out charge any information desired,
Rheumatism- rutr cwttrr
Pi-ctty Marriage Ceremony Solemn
ized at Fremont.
(Specitl to The Messenger.)
Fremont. N. Q.. Novenfber 11. The
Methodist church in this town was the
scene of one of the prettiest marriages
that has taken place in this section for
a long while. The contracting partus
were Mr. Edward Carlton Duncan.
United States Internal revenue collec-
tor. and Miss Oliva Catherine Speight,
daughter of Mrs. "W. N. Speight, prin
cipal of the Whiteville academy.
The ushers were Mr. E. S. Darden,
of Wilson. Frank Howland, of Dur
ham, Victor Boyden. of Raleigh, and
John A. Duncan, of Raleigh. The
bridesmaids were Misses Mottle Dar
den, of Freemont. Kate Darden, of
Goidsboro. Pattie May of Greene
county and Beulah Lawrence, of Edge
A special programme of music was
rendered while waiting for the bridal
party. Mrs. E. C. Exum and Miss
Daisy Wooten sang solos.
Promptly at the appointed hour for
the ceremony, the ushers marched
down the aisles, two by two. and were
followed by the bridesmaids in tr.e
same manner. Then came the flower
girl, little Miss Laurindo Hooks and
the ring bearer little Sidney Bowers.
The groom on the arm of his best man,
Mr. W. A. Mace, of Beaufort, then en
tered and they were followed by the
maid of honor, Miss Lilly Edmundson.
who preceded the bride leaning on the
arm of her brother-in-law. Mr. Jno B.
Hooks. The bridal party approached
the chancel and the bride and groom
faced the waiting minister. Rev. O. S.
Boone, of Whiteville. who. while the
organist rendered very softly a sele:-
tlon on the organ, pronounced the
beautiful Methodist ceremony, which
made the happy couple man and wife.
Mendelsohn's bridal chorus was ren
dered while the bridal party were com
ing in .and Lohengrin's chorus was
rendered while the party were retiring.
The bride and groom were driven to
the depot and took the train at 1 o'clock
for a bridal tour through northern
cities, amidst a shower of rice and con
gratulations. Fight for Congressional Honors.
Louisville, Ky., November 11.
Complete unofficial returns from six
teen of the nineteen counties com
posing the eleventh congressional dis
tnct, where a special meeting was
held yesterday to choose a successor
to the late Congressman Boring, give
Dr. W. Godfrey Hunter, Republican
4.4 9C; D. C. Edwaras. Republican,
3.436; John D. White, Prohibitionist,
1,756; Hunter's plurality on the face
of the returns received is 1,510 and
he claims the official count will give
him a plurality of from 600 t 1.000.
Edwards declares that the missing
counties of Leslie, Letcher and Owes
ley will give him more than enough
to offset Hunter's apparent lead. The
fight between the two Republicans
will undoubtedly be carried to tha
floor of the House.
New Bern Naval Reserves Ready to
Raleigh, X. C, November 11. A spe
cial from New Bern, N. C, says:
A report having reached here that a
mob is on its way from Trenton. Jones
county, to release a man named Dixon,
who killed one, Weber in that county,
the New Bern division of the Naval
Reserves have reported to the sheriff of
this county for duty at the jail.
At 11 o'clock tcnight the court house
square is under. guard of the Naval Re
serves. It is generally believed here
that the report ot men coming here to
free Dixon is a mere blind to conceal a
movement toward Goidsboro to secure
Alfred Daniel, the murderer of the
father of Senator F. M. Simmons.
No Opposition to Cuban Reciprocity.
Washington, November 11. Speaker
Cannon was assured today by one of
the most prominent leaders of the oppo
sition to Cuban reciprocity in the last
Congress that there would be little or
no opposition among Republicans to the
bill, carrying into effect the Cuban Re
ciprocity bill. He :oid the speaker that
the attempt to form an opposition had
failed and that the Republicans would
not join the Democrats in voting the
Morris differential amendment on the
bill. The speaker was assured that the
sentiment among Republicans was to
stand by the speaker; that it would be
impolitic to have a division of the par
ty at the beginning of the session.
The Yankee Will Go on a Cruise.
Washington, November 11. The aux
iliary cruiser Y'ankee arrived in Hamp
ton Roads today. She will - take 450
landsmen on a cruise for training pur
poses. The Yankee is a member of the
training squadron and her movements
ar subject to the orders of Rear Ad-
i miral Wise, who commands that squad-
m jvjm. , -ntit1
licht DaiUS iOI" wecivS CU tfnc Trien
days perhaps, ano--j . theoa-
crippled and deform? for all time.
sale ana reiiaDieinianiormsoiKJieumaixsm. itmaices
the old acid blood rich, and the pain-tortured mus
cles and joints are relieved, the shattered nerves are
made strong, and the entire system, is invigorated and
toned ur bv the use of this erreat vegetable remedr.
and our physicians will furnish with
and werwill mail free our book on
JSPmtrin n at jmyji
TILE XATIOXALi GRANGE.
The Importance of the Development
of Agriculture is Urged.
Rochester, N. Y., November 11. The
first business sesion of the National
Grange, patrons of husbandry, was open
ed by National Master Aaron Jones to
day. Every national officer was pres
ent. The standing committees were an
nounced at the first session and in the
afternoon the national master delivered
his annual address. He urged the ex
tension of nature teaching in. the pub
lic schools. "Agriculture," he said,
"has not enjoyed an equal dgree of the
prosperity with manufacturers and oth
er industrial and commercial enter
prises in the United States. Farmers
are losing their relative position in the
wealth and production of the nation
It is the duty of this order and of every
farmer to investigate and discover the
causes that have contributed to this
condition and aid in their remedy or re
moval" wherever found." ,
The National Master recommended
legislation for the further extension of
free rural delivery, postal savings
banks the election of United States
'Senators directly by the people, a con
stitutional amendment giving Congress
power to regulate corporations and
combinations, enlarging the powers of
the Inter-State Commerce commission,
enactment of pure food laws, and a ship
canal connecting the Mississippi river
and the Great .Lakes The importance
of the highway improvement was espe
cially dwelt upon.
DEWEY ON INSPECTION TOUR.
Pays Ollieial Visit to Newport News
and Leaves for Annapolis.
Newport News, Va., November 11.
Admiral Dewey, United States navy,
accompanied by Mrs. Dewey, arrived
here this morning on the dispatch boat
Dolphin. Admiral and Mrs. Dewey
were met at the landing at the yard by
Captain Richard Inch, United States
navy, senior officer stationed at the
shipyard and other naval officers on du
ty at the yard, and by General Superin
tendent AValter A. Post of the shipyard.
The government work now in progress
at the yard was inspected and the Ad
miral and his party went aboard the
battleship Missouri, now lying at the
yard awaiting commission.
Luncheon was served on board the
Dolphin, after which the Dolphin with
the Admiral and Mrs. Dewey aboard,
set sail for Annapolis, where his tour of
inspection will be continued.
Mrs. Dewey has large property inter
ests in Newport News, being one of the
heirs to and owners of the McLean
tract of land, which is located in North
end, just north of the shipyard.
Carelesness is responsible for many
a T-oU-nv wreck nnd the same causes
are making human wrecks or surrerers t
ca - j
from Throat and Lung troubles, hut.
since the advent of Dr. King's New
Discovery for Consumption. Coughs
and Colds, even the worst cases can
be cured, and hopeless resignation is
no longer necessary. Mrs. Lois Cragg,
Dorchester, Mass., is one of many
whose life was saved by Dr. King's
New Discovery. This great remedy is
guaranteed for all Throat and Lung
diseases by R. R. Bellamy, druggis:.
Price 50c, aod S'-OO. Trial bottUs
Yellow Fever Still Rages.
Laredo, Texas, November li. ine
yellow fever bulletin issued tonight
shows the following conditions: New
cases 22; deaths none; total cases to
date TS9; total deaths 77.
The marine hospital service and
the state health department will
soon increase their forces and it is
hoped they will be able to stamp out
the disease v in a short time. Word
from Monterey shows no improve
ment there. The official reports
show eleven deaths and forty-five
new cases there since last Friday,
Dr. U. H. Dixon, the leading Ameri
can physician of Monterey died there
of yellow fever today.
Mr. Morgan Not to Retire.
New York. November 11. At the of
fice of J. p. Morgan & Co., it was said
today that Mr. Morgan had no inten
tion whatever of retiring from active
business and that reports that he had
such intention were entirely incorrect.
How We Catch a Cold.
A cold is sometimes contracted
while remaining inactive for a while
in an uncomfortable room or a cold
draft and by falling to sleep under
like conditions. But most colds are
caught while sleeping too cold at
night. Deep sleep causes sluggish
circulation which renders the system
susceptible to change of tempera
ture. To prevent colds, sleep under
plenty of cover. To cure colds use
Rydales Elixir, it lessens the sever
ity and shortens the duration of ;
coal and prevents Penumonia, Bron
chitis and Consumption. R. R. Bellamy.
WON'T DISCUSS BASSETT
KESOLLTIOX BEFORE COUNTY
Several Gootl Addresses Were Made
Before the Association A Visit to
the A. and 31. College and a Ban-
(Special to The Messenger.)
Raleigh, N. C, November 12. The
state convention of County Superinten
dents now in progress here is a success
all the way through. It is really the
third convention, the first having been
held four yars ago, when 37 were pres
ent. Thev then naid their own pvnpn.
ses. Now the counties Day it
At today's session an address was
made by Mrs. W. R. Hollowell, of Goids
boro. president of the Woman's Socie
ty for the betterment of public schools
and their grounds. There were also ad
dresses by Charles D. Mclver and R. B.
White on the work of the general edu
cation board and rallies in aid of public
At the afternoon session the com
mittee on resolutions composed of John
C. Scarborough, R, F. Beasley and
James A. Butler, made the following re
port ou the resolution introduced last
night by Superintendent Costin, of
Gates county, denouncing in unmeasur
ed terms Professor Bassett, of Trinity
college, for his article on the negro.
"We, the committee on resolutions, to
whom was referred the resolution of
Superintendent Costin, report as fol
lows: That in our opinion, the State Asso
ciation of County superintendents, call
ed together by law to discuss the many
and pressing problems involved in the
great undertaking of the education of
the children of the State has not tinre
to turn aside as a body from its labors
to investigate or consider the particu
lar views of any extraneous matter
whatever, no matter what cur private
or individual views may be. We, there
fore recommend that the resolution be
There was no discussion and the reso
lution went to the table. Some capital
speeches were made by the Superinten
dents. One of them said he could explain
why prohibition had swept over North
Carolina so rapidly that this may now
be called the prohibition state. He said
of course, preachers and temperance
organizations had worked zealously, but
the real cause of the great change in
public sentiment from 1SS0, when prohi
bition was defeated by 70,000 votes, was
the. public schools, and the teaching
therein of physiology, with illustrations
of the results of the use of acholic bev-
This afternoon the County Superin
tendents were the guests of the Agricul
tural and Mechanical college, witness
ing a dress parade of the students and
later they were given a banquet in the
mess hall in the Pullen building.
The last work of the association was
to form five district associations, with
the following officers: First, W. H.
Ragsdale, President; John W. Watson,
Vice President; A. S. Han is 3 a, Secre
tary; Second Irat Turlington, Pres
ident; E. T. Atkinson, Vice Pres
ident; J. M. Hayes, Secretary;
Third, W. F. Long, President; C. W.
Massey, Vice President; J. C. Kittrell,
Secretary; Fourth, J. A. Butler, Presi
dent; R. J. Cothiane, Vice President;
C. C. Wright. Secretary; Fifth, I. A.
Smith, President; G. E. Justice, Vice
President; R. L. Moore, Secretary.
State Superintendent J. Y. Joyriar, is
ex-President of the State association
and E. C. Brooks ex-Secretary.
The resolution of superintendent Cos
tin, which was tabled was as follows:
"W hereas, There is a condition of mu
tual unrest throughout the country in
regard to the so-called race prcblem;
Whereas, The people of North Caroli
na do not recognize any such question
from a Eocial or political status, but
consider it only from an industrial
"Whereas, The utterances of a man
honored by a professorship in one of
the leading educational institutions in
the State ought not to be ignored by
' Whereas, An article appeared in The
News and Observer of November the
1st, 190S, copied from the South Atlantic
Quarterly, written by Professor Bassett,
of Trinity college, which does a great
injustice to the Southern people:
"First. Because the statement that
Booker Washington is the greatest man
born in the South in a hundred years
except Lee, is a gross insult to the in
telligence of the South.
"Second. The statement that the ne-
grO will 'finally win equality' is repug
nant and revolting to the manhood and
womanhood of the South and has no
foundation of condition or sentiment,
which would make it impossible. There
fore be it
"Resolved, That we, the County Su
perintendents of North Carolina, con
demn in terms immeasurable the afore
Governor Aycock, Secretary of State
Grimes and State Auditor Dixon made
brief speeches to the association. The
Governor said he was glad to attend
the meeting of the men who are doing
so much for the state. The Secretory
of State declared the most important
work being done in the State is by the
County Superintendents and that the
whole heart of State Superintendent
Joyner is in noble work of public edu
Ditroduces His Bill
Washington. November 12. Rep
resentative Crumpacker, of Indiana,
was an early caller on the President
today. He has reintroduced his bill
providing for a, reduction in the Con
gressional representation of those
states which have discriminated po
litically against the negro. He has
not decided whether he will press the
measure for consideration this winter
or not. He introduced it merely that
he might have it on the calendar and
be prepared to urge it if he .deemed
it desirable to do so. It is under
stood tQ be quite likely, however, that
no action will be taken on the bill,
at least prior to the Presidential
Order Blue Ribbon Vanilla today.
Best ever made.
A New seleBtilic Discovery
BLOOD and NERVES.
It purifies the blood by eliminating tha
waste matter and other impurities and by
destroying the germs or microbes that
infest the blood. It builds up the blood
by restoring and multiplying the red cor
puscles, making the blood rich and red.
It restores and stimulates the nerves,
causing a full free flow of nerve force
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RUSSIA AND UNITED STATES.
Count Cassini Says Felling of His
Country is Very Friendly.
New York, November 11. Before de
parting for Washington today Count
Cassini, the Russian ambassador, ia
an interview, spoke of the pleasure
felt in being continued in his post at
Washington. The feeling of Russi
toward America was he said, one cf
the utmost friendship, though the feel
igs of the Russians had been some
what wounded by the American atti
tude in the Kishineff incident and the
American petition, the effect of which
he compared with a Russian petition
on the race problem in America Tha
whole incident, he hoped, was now
closed and in its grave.
Speaking of his own attitude he de
clared that he had come to Washing
ton prepared to be a friend of the
United States, but was astonished to
find in some quarters a feeling
enmity which had made his first few:
months there rather uncomfortable.
He was apparently believed by some,
he said, to be an adherent of the Ma
chivallian school of diplomacy, where
as on the contrary, he believed that
perfect frankness was an essential in
diplomatic affairs, especially toward
the United States.
Officers of County Superintendent's
(Special to The Messenger.)
Raleigh, N. C, November 11. The
State Association of County Superin
tendents of Public instruction in session
here, elected James Y. Joyner, the State
Scarborough, of Hertford county, !VIe&
Scarborough, of Hartford county, Vica
President and W. O. Gaither, of Per
At the night session of the convention
Superintendent Costin, of Gates, intro
duced a resolution strongly denouncing
Professor Bassett, of Trinity college for
his article on the negro in the South,
Atlantic Quarterly. He made a speech.
strongly endorsing it. It was referred
to the committee on resolutions. It
proposes to put the convention on. rec
ord as denouncing Bassett and his
Joe Cherry Gets the Decision.
Detroit, Mich., November 11. By get
ting the decision over Tommy Foltr,
of Brooklyn tonight, Joe Cherry, of
Saginaw, Mich., earned the right to
have a bout with Frankie Neil, cham
pion bantam weight pugilist of the
world. Neil had agreed that "he would
meet the winner of tonights battle be
fore the Metropolitan Athletic Club, of
Detroit and both men fought fast and
haid for the decision. Cherry landed
more often than Feltz and though both,
men finished strong, Referee Eddy Ry
an's decision in favor of the Michigan
man was popular with the big crowd
that nearly filled the Light Guard arm-
ory. mere was eiy uuie myucj
up on the fight and the few bets tnar.
were made at even money. Feltz after
the fight declared that the decision was
a rank robbery.
ot a. Sick Day Since.
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c;nes none of w-ich relieve.1, me. Oye
day I saw an ad. of your Electric Bit
ters and determined to tr max. ai-tP-T-
rn.kine a. few doses I felt relieved.
and thereafter was entirely cured, and
have not seen a sicK day since. mBn-
bors of mine have oeen cureu oi
Rheumatism, Neuralgia, Laver ana
Kidney troubles and General Debil
ity." This is what B. F. Bass, of Fre-
mont, N. C, writes, tniy sue, ai x.
R. Bellmy's, drgrct.
Outline of a Great Plan 3Iade Public
New York, November 11. Official out
line of George J. Gould's plan for build
ing a new tide water line from St. Louis
to New Orleans, was made public today
in an application to list $12,242,000 St.
Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern
Lines, Gulf Division first mortgage four
per cent, thirty year bonds, which rep
resent that portion of the authorized
J50.000.000 which have been sold.
Mr. Gould recently estimated the to
tal cost of these improvements at be
tween 540,000,000 and $50,000,000. The
proceeds of the bonds will be used for
improvements of various lines including
the Memphis, Helena and Louisiana