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DR. SKA MAN A. KNAPP SPEAKS TO NORTH CAROLINIANS. Advise* Reclamation Work?Stresses Importance of Drainage and Irri? gation as Wealth-Producing Fac? tors la Agriculture* Charlotte. N. C, Jan. 11.?"Men of North Carolina, do you realise what a wondsrful Stats you have?" ?xclalmed Dr. Seaman A. Knapp In addressing a gathering of farmers here today. This address was in con? nection with his lecture tour through the Southeastern State?, which he Is conducting in conjunction with the efforts made by the Southern railroad to attract settlers along Its lines. Dr. Knapp, whose work In the Depart? ment of Agriculture has attracted wide attention, then unfolded a plan for the development of agriculture In North Carolina, that seemed almost lilts a story from the Arabian Nights. Both drainage and irrigation were prominent theme* of the speaker. The total area of the State, he said, waa 81,191.000 acres, while the culti? vated area was only 5,769,954 acres. The number of acres requiring drain? age was 1.748,110, or nearly one-half of the total area cultivated at the present time. "Let us take a little Inventory of oar estate," suggested the scientist. "Over one-half is timber, but mostly poor timber. A great deal of the best timber has been selected and cold tor a trifling amount. One-fourth of the land Is Improved. One-sixth is cultivated. That la one-sixth of the entire area must pay the taxes on the five-sixths and support your en? tire population." Although North Carolina has an unusually good rainfall and mainly evenly distributed, at the same time there are seasons of ths year, he said, when certain crops would do a great deal better if there was a little more rain. For that reason. Irrigation would he extremely valuable In the Old North State. He advised following the plan adopted by soms of the Western States by which the main cost of dralnags works would be as? sessed to ths adjacent lands, because each lands reap the Immediate bene 4t These lands, he said, once prop? ped* drained would be worth from to $100 an acre. They would be excellent for r?ce and for truck farm? ing purposes. "I apprehend also/' added the doc? tor, "that In North Carolina tiie.mn^ fag of the reservoirs in the moun? tains, the widowing of the smuM i etraaias to prevent silt, and the dam ?hing of the rivers, where necessary, to secure waterfall, could create suf? ficient power for all the purposes of i tho State?heating, lighting, trans? portation and manufactures. That is < a strong statement, but I think It Is ] oorrect." Dr. Knapp declared that In the vrVttern region of the state If the reaerV Mrs were made end the steep hillsides reforested, a remarkable re? gion for the growth of fruit would be created. A variety of crop* relating to gen? eral farming could be raised. "Practically." he said, "you are using about v.ne-stxth of your Stats and you are getting about one-third of the crop out of the one-sixth, or only one-eighteenth of the crop you ought to get. and you are trying to get rich by using one-eighteenth of your resources." Summing up the character of work to be done for the development of the State. Dr. Kapp continued: "Thus equipped North Carolina would become one of the greatest producing States and one of the greatest manufacturing States of the Union. It would be possible, under such conditions, to produce $1,000. 000,000 worth of products upon the farms and $1,000,000,000 from fac? tories In a single year and support a population of 10,000,000 people." Catarrh Cannot he Cured with LOCAL APPLICATIONS, as they cannot reach the seat of the disease. Cstarrh Is a blood or con? stitutional disease, and in order to eure it you must take Internal reme? dies. Hall's Catarrh Cure Is taken Internally, and acts directly on the blood and mucous surfsces. Hall's Catarrh Cure Is not a quack medi? cine. It was prescribed by one of the best physicians In this country for years and Is a regular prescrip? tion It la composed of the best ton? ics V nown, combined with the best blood purifiers, acting directly on the mucous surfaces. Tho perfect combination of the two lagftiUsnU Is what produces such wonderful ic sults in curing Catarrh. Send for testimonials free. F. J. CHENEY A CO., Props. Toledo, O. Sold by DrUggftstB, price 7. Take Hall's Family Pills for con? stipation. Mrs. Kady C. Hrowncll Is the only regularly enlisted wonun In t he l ulled States. She Joined In the lllfle Ouards, of Providence, lt. I., by a spec'al permit from (lov. gafft? gue. and and. with her husband, went to the front In 1861. Roth hus? band and wife were In the Rattle of Bull Run and Mrs. Urownell was wounded. NRW TOBACCO COMPANY. Fifty Million Dollar Company to Manufacture Hurley Society's Hold" ings Now Is Forming. Lexington, Ky., Jan. 11.?That a fifty million dollar tobacco manufac? turing concern to take over the en? tire holdings of the Burley Tobacco Society is to be formed by Thos. W. Lawson of Boston and his associates was announced today by W. W. Davis of Louisville, Lawson's attor? ney. Lawson today left for the East af? ter a series of conferences with exe? cutive officers of the Burley Society. Mr. Davis said that a deal for the formation of the Lawson corporation to take over the Burley holdings amounting to 118,000,000 pounds, had been virtually agreed upon. He declared that memoranda covering all details had been left with the Burley Society's attorney and that it was expected that the deal with the society would be formally closed at a meeting to be held within a few days. Officers of the Burlay Tobacco So? ciety refused to confirm or deny the statement. An authorized statement given out by the Burley officers to? night says: "Mr. ?Lawson will make his own statement In regard to the plans of the proposed new company. The Burley Tobacco 8ocloty will have nothing to say upon the matter." RAILROADS DESIRE COMPRO? MISE. Conferences at Washington Over the Government Lawsuit. Washington, Jan. l:.,?Having for their object the establishment of lome basis of understanding upon which a settlement of the govern? ment's suit for the' dissolution of the so-called Harrlmen lines a number >f conferences between officials of the railways and of the government sill probably be held during the next few days. The first of such con? ferences was held yesterday, and President Taft was among the con? ferees. The government's suit is pending under the Sherman anti-trust law. It s understood the Harrlman lines de lire to effect a settlement without laving the courts adjudicate the ;ase. President Taft is understood :o be awaiting revelation of the rail ?oad's fturpee* n? to compliance with the law before Inmeatlng wnat his position Vtt) be. Judge Robert s. Lovett, Pr?sident ?f the Uni? n Pacific, former iannloi lohn C. Spooner, and Maxwell Ev irts, attorneys for the Harrlman Ines; Attorney General WTckersham ind Frank B. Kellogg, special attor? ney for the United States In the case igalnst the railroads, will he partici? pants In the conferences. ? Cotton For Future Delivery. Tou may have seen one or score of ny articles In the FarmersT Union lun advocating the farmers. 8011107 isxt crop deffveiies of cotton at pres? ent quotations for the next fail end vlnter months, and as It Is a subject >f great Interest to growers of cotton, ind there Iis a diversity of opinion imong farmers to the expediency ind policy of doing this, I thought hat I would send you an article for publication on the subject. It seems to me that only good re? mits can eome to us cotton growers f we should sell to the mills, specu ators or whoever else might' wish to ?uy three or four million bales of the ;rop of 1910 around 14 cents for Oe? lber delivery, thereby making that price the minimum figure for the next crop. No matter who bought this cotton, they would necessarily become deeply Interested In keeping the price up to that mark until they could dispose of It; hence, for every bear In the cotton market one would have a bull pulling for 14 cents cot? ton. Some say that farmers should not speculate and gamble. But I do not call this speculation, at least, not on the part of the farmers. In their part I call It legitimate business. Eight cents will cover the expense of growing cotton and putting it on the market, and It seems to me that to sell a thing at 14 cents that one can produce at eight cents, Is sound business and not speculation! Bath? er, would It be speculation to sit quiet and wait for a price to he fixed by others? I throw this out by way of sugges? tion, If there is any l\a\v in th argument $1 would like to have It pointed out. Yours truly, ALFRED ALDRICH Ihirnwell, S. C. Il'i never loo late lo mend unlesi It Is too late. Simple Remedy for haGrlppO, ?LaGrlppe coughs are dangerous, as they frequently develop Into pneu" monhv Foley's Honey and Tar not only stops the cough, but heals and strengthens the lungs so that no se? rious results need be feared. The genuine Foley's Honey and Tar con? tains no harmful drugs and Is in a yellow package. Slbert's Drug Store. SHADOW OF BIG SUCK. PINCHOT AFFAIR MAY BRING ROOSEVELT HACK IXTO ARENA. Keen-Eyed Observers See a Political Storm Brewing That Is Likely to Split the Republican Party and Make the Rough Rider a Candi? date In 1012?Former Forester to Force the Fighting. Washington, Jan. 9.?Political warnings indicating dangerous condi? tions all over the country were prom? inently displayed from the White Hou.se and the Capitol here today. The flag that floats over the former showing when a President is in Washington was there as usual, but with it and those on the Capitol dome, keen-eyed politicians, saw floating a red one with a black cen? tre. When this sign is seen it Indi? cates that a storm of marked vio? lence Is expected. The Balllnger-Pinchot controversy and the sudden and unexpected de? velopments of the last few days threaten at this time to cause such a political storm as the country has not seen in years. At the V te House, the Capitol, In the leading ho? tels and in many private homes con? ferences were held, but no one will at this time even hazard a guess M to what , the developments of the next few days may be. Aside from the personality of both Balllnger and Plnchot, and from the question of which of them may be right wltn re? gard to the country's conservation policies, the fact stands out first and foremost that an issue cannot be avoided, which, In the opinion of many persons, will bring former President Roosevelt back 'nio the political arena as the Republican candidate for President in 1912. This being the case that party would be split from Maine to California, and the tremendous vote of the Western States would be swung in line for the candidate of the Democratic part'/. It Is realized here that this is a fight which will unduobtedly last for a lone time and be far reachintr In Its political results. A W ashington paper prints the fol? lowing story this evening: "There is the keenest interest In the part Senator Dolliver is to play. The senator has for a year past been utterly at outs with the senat* lead? ership. Indeed, he Is easily tho most nnpopular man in the upper cham? ber with the dominant forces of that ?ody. It Is understood that Senator ATdrlch has personally taken charge >f the arrangements for the In vest! gatff-n, knows whom he wants on the committee and hew the work Is to he done. The relations between the Rhode Islander and the serrfor sena? tor from Iowa became so sadly strain? ed during the tariff session that the prospect of another duel of wits and finesse between these two has added vastly to the interest in the- coming encounter from what might he called the sporting standpoint. ? Wltn Mr. PlnChot out* of the pub? lic service, he Is free to employ means and go to extreme? which would have been impossible had he remained In office. If he f& denred the opportunity to present tfte fullest possible case, or if technicalities of procedure are Invoked against him, the appeal will be made to public sympathy by his supporters.'* COTTON STILL DECLINES. Violent Changes In Pricew Occurred, Despite Decrease in Activity? Close Weak and Lower. New Tork, Jan. 13..?While busi? ness was much less active, today's cotton market showed1 continued ex? citement and there were violent fluc? tuations In prices. An early decline of from 17 to 23 points, which carrhad May to a new tow level for the movement was fol? lowed by an advance of from 30 to 31 points on covering and reports of a better demand from spinners, but fresh bear raids in the later trading brought out new liquidation for stop loss orders and just before the close March cotton sold at 14.62 and May at 14.74 or 21 to 24 points net lower and 34 to 40 points, practically $2 per bale, below the best prices of the day. The close was weak, without any recovery in prices for the active months and at a decline of 10 to 30 points as compared with yesterday's close. Mr. Rockefeller ami Mi-. Carnegie are both making unprecede nted re" eonls. but at the end of 1909 Mr. Rockefeller had given away $ l s i. - 760,148, as against Mr. Carnegie's |16S,000,000. Together they have distributed in the form of free gifts 16,700,161. "Foley's Kidney Remedy will cure any ease of kidney or bladder trouble that is not beyond the reach of med? icine It Invigorates the entire sys? tem ami strengthens the kidneys so tiny eliminate the impurities from the blood, Backache, rheumatism, kidney and bladder troubles are all cured by this great medicine. Tom mencc taking at once and avoid Itrlght's Disease and Diabetes. Sl bert's Drug Store. GOOD PROGRESS EN TICK ERAD? ICATION. Over Eighty Thousand Square Miles Freed From Ticks and Released From Quarantine. I Continued progress was made dur? ing 1909 in the campaign being wag? ed jointly by the Federal and State authorities and Individual cattle own? ers for the extermination of the ticks which spread the disease known as Texas or tick fever of cattle in the South. An order issued by the Sec? retary of Agriculture on December 2, 1909, and effective December 6, 1909, j released from quarantine areas amounting to 9,266 square miles, and j 13,544 square miles were released last spring, making a total of 22,810 square miles released during the past year as a* result of having been freed from ticks. The total territory released from Federal quarantine since the begin? ning of the work of tick eradication three and a half years ago amounts to more than 80,000 square miles, as follows, by States: Virginia. 9,778 North Carolina. 10,199 South Carolina. 2,673 Tennessee. 9,849 Kentucky. 841 Arkansas. 6,078 Oklahoma. 4,752 Texas. 1,481 California. 35,706 Total.81,357 The large area in California as compared with the other States Is due to the fact that in that area the number of ticks was comparatively small. Operations in that State, therefore, have yielded much larger proportionate results than in other sections where the ticks were mrrch more numerous. The policy of the United States De? partment of Agriculture Is to wortc only In States and localities where the State and locai airthorities are prepared to assist and where p'ib?or sentiment is favorable. Congress has appropriated $250,000 for the Fed? eral work during the current fiscal year, and appropriations by States and associations Increase the total ; sum available for the year's work to approximately $400,000. "There is no longer any doubt that It is entirely practicable fa extermi? nate the ticks throughout the entire region now infested by them," says Dr. A. D. Melvih, chief of the United States Bureau of Animal Industry, who is In charge of the Federal work. In his annual report to the Secretary of Agriculture, "and the accomplish? ment of this result will be of tremen? dous economic advantage not only to the South but to the whole^ country. The rate of progress depemftr main? ly on two factors?the amounts ap? propriated by trie Federal and State governments, and the co-opearation of the people." The territory released from quar ant'ne by the recent order of the Sec? retary of AgrHrnlture, effective De? cember 6, is a? follows: In Texas, Scurry County; In Oklahoma, Har? mon County, ?stat portlbrr of Greer County west of the Kansas City, Mex? ico and Orient4 Railway, tmtt portton? of Caddo County north of the Man gum branch of the Chicago, Rock Is? land and PacitTc Railway, and the re matndeiL of Canadian County; in Ar? kansas, the counties of Mississippi and Polnsett; In Tennessee. Warron County and the remainders of Pat nam and' Dekalb counties; in South Carolina, trre counties of Oconee, Plckens, Greenville and* Andersorr; in Virginia, Lunenberg and Mecklen? burg countries and Brufron distract of York County. ?Chamberlain's Cowgh Remedy is a very valuable medicine for throat and lung troubles, quickly relieves and cures painful breathing* and a dangerously soundimg cough which indicates congested lungs. Sold by W. vT. Slbert. Svandle Is tho tattle of fools who judge other people by themselves. ?Chamberlabn's Cough Remedy never disappoints those who use it for obstinate coughs, colds and Ir? ritations of the throat and lungs. It stands unrivalled as a remedy for all throat and lung diseases. Sold by \V. W. Sibert. Moth-eaten jokes of a CroeaUS never fail to produce a laugh. Making Lifo Safer. Everywhere life is bring made more safe through ths work of Dr. King's New Life Pills In Constipation, Bil Uousness, Dyspepsia. Indigestion, Liv? er troubles. Kidney Diseases and Bowel Disorders. They're easy, but sure, and perfectly build up the health. 25o at Slbert's Drug store. After saying that you intend to do a thing, do it. A Wretched Mistake to endure the Itching, painful dis? tress of Piles, There's no nerd to. Listen: "I suffered much from Pili s," writes Will A. Marsh, of Sli? er City, N. C, "till I got :? box Of Bucklen's Arnica Salve, ami was soon cured." 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