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Tuesday, November S, 1004.
PROGBESSIVE FAKMER AND COTTON PLANT. 13 STATE NEWS FROM CURRITUCK TO CHEROKEE. Items of Interest Gleaned from Our Cor respondents and Exchanges. Raleigh News and Observer: North Carolina people will contribute more to the care of orphans than to any other cause. More than five thousand dollars have been sent to the Baptist Orphanage in response to the appeal since the typhoid fever scourge. "Yes terday I had a check of twenty dol lars from a Jewess," said Mr. Archi bald Johnson. Says the Winston-Salem Sentinel: Though a dry month the leaf sales on the Winston-Salem market in Oc tober showed a good increase over the same month last year. With a "season" the new crop will come in rapidly. The average of eight cents a pound made last month is regard ed as excellent in view of the fact that the offerings were common. In the presence of six bishops, more than a score of priests and a vast congregation, that taxed beau tiful St. James Church to its full seating capacity, Rev. Robt. Strange, D. D., was Tuesday consecrated bish op coadjutator of East Carolina. It was one of the most interesting and impressive church services ever con ducted in Wilmington, and the im mense audience, which was present, represented all denominations. The following from the Wilming ton Messenger is very interesting: "No doubt that the statement is a surprise to most North Carolinians that the cotton mills of our State consume ninety-seven per cent of her raw production. It is said the crop of the State this year will be between half n million and six hundred thou sand bales. With the rapid growth of the milling industry in the State, we will soon have to draw on the production of other States or great ly increase our own." Raleigh News and Observer: The date set for the North Carolina Day in the public schools of the State has been fixed for Friday, the 23rd of December, and and in future the last Friday before Christmas will be the regular date for these distinctive ex ercises. The subject this year will be "The Pamlico Section." Super intendent Joyner has been busy ar ranging the program, which is now in the hands of the printer, and will be ready for distribution in pamphlet form, it is hoped, not later than November 10th. Oxford Ledger: The Inter-State Tobacco Growers' Protective Associ ation of Virginia and North Carolina published Monday, through The Southern Tobacconist and Modern Farmer, the scale of prices for farm ers' tobacco, which was adopted ct a meeting of the Association Sales Executive Committee held a few days ago. There are now nearly 3,000 members of the Inter-State Associa tion, and these farmers are pledged, it is said, to hold their crops for the prices agreed upon by the Sales Executive Committee. These prices are comparatively high. Cold Olds : Fanners say that more cotton has been picked in the last fifty days than at any time before since that crop began to be a great feature in North Carolina. The amount of work done has certainly been remarkable and there have been more white pickers than ever before. particularly women and children; Thos. J. Jarvis has been Governor of his State and a Senator cf the United States. But when the circle of his influence diminishes, he wiselv adapts himself to his limitations, and does with his might what his hands find to do in the present instance it is serving as chairman of the board of trustees of the graded school in his town. This is a North Carolina way. Nathaniel Macon, Badger and Mangum, if we remember aright, were active in forwarding neighborhood and local interests af ter their retirement from public life at Washington. Charlotte Chron icle. At the meeting of the State Liter ary and Historical Association in Raleigh a few days ago, these officers were elected for the ensuing year: President, Hon. R. W. Winston, of Durham; First Vice-President, Hon. A. C. Avery, of Morganton; Second Vice-President, Gen. W. R. Cox, of Edgecombe ; Third Vice-President, Mrs. Lindsay Patterson, of Winston ; Secretary-Treasurer, Clarence H. Poe, of Raleigh. Resolutions were adopted urging the building of a fire proof building by the State to preserve its valuable books, papers and relics, pledging continued aid to rural free libraries and endorsing the starting of local historical asso ciations." Col. Olds: In an interview with Dr. Tait Butler, the State Venterian, regarding the extension of the terri tory in North Carolina free from the cattle ticks, says: "It really looks as if he will get a big increase in the free territory. Of course he caunot tell definitely until the reports from the inspectors come in. A Federal inspector is now in the State at work, and so far has inspected the coun ties of Wilkes, Surry, Catawba, Lin coln, Gaston and southern Burke. It seems that we are to get most of these exempted. Thi3 is a matter of very great importance to cattle grow ers. If the latter will take hold of matters and really have faith in what we are trying to teach them about the tick and its deadly work and about its effect as regards prices of cattle and possibility of shipping the latter out of the State, a vast enlargement of the free territory could be quickly made. Here is Wake County, for example; there are ticks on not over a tenth of the farms. Every year cattle die from tick fever here, and yet no attention of any importance is paid to it." The Durham Hosiery Mill is try ing the experiment of working col ored help. A mill has been fitted up with several machines, the old furni ture factory being occupied, and ne groes are doing the work. The ex perimental mill began work Septem ber 1st. If successful, this will be the only hosiery mill in the United States in which colored help will do all the work. It is contemplated by the management that if the experi ment proved successful three hundred and fifty machines will be installed in the colored cotton mill and manu facture about two thousand dozen hose per day. For the present, how ever, only a limited number of ma chines will be used. This step was taken by the hosiery . mill because, it is claimed, that it is almost impos sible to get white help, at least all that is needed. The large mill of this company is pushed to its utmost to fill orders, and finally the colored help idea was sprung. Mr. Julian S. Carr, Jr., is president of the Durham Hosiery Mill, and he hopes in time to make the colored mill as large as the old one. NINE DEAD IN FLOOD. Reservoir Wall at Winston-Salem Col lapsed and Left Path of Death and Destruction. Winston-Salem, N. C3 Nov. 2. A reservoir of the municipal water works, located near the centre of thi3 city, broke at 5 o'clock this morning, causing the loss of nine lives and the injury of four or five other persons: The dead are: Mrs. Matrin Pee- ples, Mrs. Volger, Mrs. John Poe and twelve-year-old daughter, Mrs. South ern, John Southern, Miss Octavia Bailey, aged twenty; Lucille Malone, Carolina Martin. The last two named are colored. The injured: Martin V. Peeples, both legs broken ; Walter Peeples, in jury to bnnkj Gilcy Jordan, slightly bruised. These are at the hospital. D. L. Payne, a traveling man, of Greens boro, may recover, though hi.1 condi tion prevents his removal to the hos pital now. The north side of the reservoir, which is thirty feet high, tumbled over, falling upon the home and barn of Martin V. Peeples. There were about 800,000 gallons of water in the reservoir, and the stream rushed northeast to the Southern Bailway cut, and thence to Belo's Pond, a dis tance of a half mile. Four tenement houses were washed several hundred yards by the flood. The thousands of gallons of water that flowed from the reservoir form ed a pond in the vicinity, and it was thought that several people might have been drowned in this. The City Council met and decided to drain the pond in order to recover any bodies that might lie beneath the water. How to Grow Paper Sfrell Pecans Free Best varie ties In U. S. Cions cut by members of firm. True to variety. Ab solutely no agents. Full descriptive catalogue of all fruit trees free. W. STONE & CO., Thomasville, Ga (Mention The Progressive Farmer.) B. GENUINE PERUVIAN GUANO Manipulated In no way. A fine natural bird manure Never Has Been Equalled Never Will Be Equalled. SHIPMENTS FBOM W I LIN1 IN NOR N , N. L.K, VA. Smith-Davis Co,, Importers, WILMINGTON, N. C, Nitrate of Soda, Muriate of Potash. Wood'i Bod a. A e e i Ssed Ileal 9 9 9 Our new seed-cleaning machine- 9 ry in our new warehouse does won- 9 k ders in the way of cleaning Seed A Wheat takes out garlic, cockle 3 a and all weed seeds and defective v grains, making the choicest, clean- A t est and heaviest seed just the 7 kind of seed that good farmers like to sow. It is much cheaper and vastly ? 9 better in crop results to' sow our f A choice, clean, heavy seed wheat than to sow ordinary seed wheat f a containing 5 to 10 per cent, of de- A V fective grains or impurities. All ? the best and most prolific varieties ? 7 in stock. OUR Fa 1,1, CATA- J LOGUE gives the news. Send for Q it and get our prices. Q ( T. W. WOOD & sons, SBEDSMEN,i 9 9 9 6 RICHMOND, Farmers' Exchange RATES OF ADVERTISING. For the convenience and benefit of our readers we have set apart this space in which they may make known their wants to one another. Have you any Improved stock, Im proved seed, eggs, poultry, implements, ma chinery, land., houses, or any other article you would like to sell or exchange? What- j-i-aa v-r-t i nrnnt Tll TVI O XT foil 1 Vt A t Vft rnaa v 4 a of readers of The Progressive Farmer about it at the rate of 2 cents a word for the first Insertion of the ad. and one cent a word for each additional Insertion, each figure and each initial (including name and address) counting as a separate word. Cash for the full amount must accompany each order, as we cannot keep books for these small advertisements. Traction Two Hundred and Fifty Dollars. Saw Mill One Hundred and Twenty Five. Boilers, engines, Macninery all sizes. DAN IEL. CASEY, Springfield, Ohio. CORN HUSKER AND SHREDDER, with Elevators, in first class older; will sell, or trade for any kind of live stock. J. O. HARDIE. Brown summit, in. u. BUSINESS PRINTING for Farmers Use good stationery with your own name and ntme oi your rarm neat J y printed write for pi ices to MUTUAL. PUBLISHING CO., Raleigh N. C. (This company prints The Progressive Farmer.) FOR SALE Buff Laneshans, Orpingtons. Wyandottes and Rocks. Barred Rocks, Cor nish Indians. Prices from $1.00 to 3.00 each. P. H. POIN DEXTER, Donnaha, N. C. WANTED. Five to ten thousand bushels of Clay, Black, Whippoowlll, Mixed and white peas, state quanity ana name nest price, b O. B. your railroad station, when writing. HICKORY MILLING COMPANY, Hickory, N. C. STUMP PULLERS Seven Sizes WE PAYTHE FREIGHT CATALOG FREE Dep-tQ, W.Smith Grubber co lacrosse wis