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The Charlotte News. - - - Published Dally and Sunday by TU3 XEWS PUBLISHING CO, Cora 4th and Church Sts. V?. C DOWD Frs. Gn. Mgr. J. a PA.TTON Editor. SIRS, j. P. CALDWELL. . . -City -City Editor. TV, M. HELL Advertising Mgr. SUBSCRIPTION KATES The Charlotte Xci. iDaily and Fuiulay.) One yen -22 -22 months -?J -?J One moran ?" One week (Sunday Only.) One yeer ?-22 ?-22 ?-22 tx months 1Vl( Tiiree months ow Times-Democrat. Times-Democrat. Times-Democrat. Ona year Six months , Three month Buslne Offlloe "2 City Editor Si Editorial Room Job Office 13 00 TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1913. DRAINAGE WORK. Something over four million acres of North Carolina land is r-raecicaJy r-raecicaJy r-raecicaJy worthless because of the lack of drainage. drainage. This ;and, if properly drained, would te highly fertile. At the present time it can he bought for a nominal sum. During the past four years more than one hundred thousand acres has been drained and is worth today, at least, an average of $50 an acre. Yvtuk is starting at this time in the Matta-muskeet Matta-muskeet Matta-muskeet Lake Drainage District. This work, when completed, "will make one hundred thousand acres of the richest farming land ready for the plough. Similar work can be done in many sections of the state at a nominal cost per acre and millions of acres of fertile fertile soil made ready for the production production of cotton, corn, tobacco, fruits and vegetables. This opportunity of the state is magnificent -and -and it behooves North Carolina to become interested in bringing to pass a bigger and better state. In our own county we have seen on a small scale the practical benefits of drainage projects. In this connection it is not amiss to call attention to the state drainage meeting which is to be held early in " November in Charlotte. Delegates will be in attendance from all parts of the state and the subject of the drainage will receive careful attention. One of the biggest drainage projects in the state is that to reclaim Mat-amuskeet Mat-amuskeet Mat-amuskeet Lake. Col. J. P. Kerr, private secretary to Governor, has given out the following interview about the drainage of Mat-amuskeet Mat-amuskeet Mat-amuskeet Lake: 'The interest in the reclamation of wet, overflowed and swamp lands in North Carolina has received a great impetus by reason of the closing of al! contracts for the construction of all the work on the Mattamuskeet drainage drainage district in Hyde county. This is the largest drainage district ever undertaken undertaken in the United States, in fact the largest ever undertaken in the world, where pumps are to be used in keeping the land dry after the work of reclamation has been completed. The district embraces 100,000-acres, 100,000-acres, 100,000-acres, 50,- 50,- : 000 of which is now covered by the waters of Mattamuskeet Lake in Hyde county. 'Tie dredging and pump contracts on this great enterprise were signed up, and the time began running against the contractors on the sixteenth sixteenth day of July, last. The dredging contractors are now working a large force of men at Belhaven in the construction construction of four dredge boats to be used on the work of constructing the canals of the district. All of the .work of the district is to be completed .in 30 months from the sixteenth day of last July. The dredging tract calls ! for the removal of about 3,500,000 I cubic yards of earth. This means the j construction of approximately 85 miles of canals, ranging in width from 60 feet on the bottom down to four feet. When completed these canals will have a capacity sufficient to carry off that the water that will fall on the district district up to' approximately one-half one-half one-half an inch of rainfall in 24 hours. These canals all converge upon a basis near the center of the district, at which point the pumping plant will be erected erected with a capacity for lifting 2,000 cubic feet of water per second from the collecting basin and discharging it into an outfall canal running from the pumping site to Pamlico sound, a distance of nearly eight miles. This means that these pumps will handle 15,000 gallons of. water per second, or about one billion and a quarter of gallons gallons in 24 hours. This construction guarantees safety against any rainfall ever known in the coastal section of North Carolina. "The recent unprecedented windstorm windstorm in eastern Carolina not only did this enterprise no harm, but it nrxsitivp.lv demonstrated the impos sibility of damage to the lands of this district by storms and tides. During tho recent storm no tidewater came nearer than tnree mues oi me ms trict. "It is aw certain, thai, this enter prise will mark but the. beginning of land reclamation in tne coasiai re-rinn re-rinn re-rinn of Vnrth Carolina. The John L. Pnnor I.nmhpr Comoany. which owns hundreds of thousands of acres of land in this section, has recently em ployed C. G. Elliott, late chief or the the department of agriculture in Washington, and this means that this company intends developing its holdings in land extending extending from Currituck to New Hanover counties. The Roper Lumber Company Company owns about 10,000 acres of land inside the Mattamuskeet district. Lawrence Brett, president of the Brett Engineering Company of Wil son, has been selected as engineer of the Mattamuskeet district, and put his force to work staking out the canals on October 15. "The inland waterway extending from Norfolk. Va., to Beaufort, N. C, whinh the United States government is now constructing, will run through the northwestern edge of this district, thus sivins easy access to the most desirable water transportation pos sible. It is also believed that by the time this drainage is completed a railroad will have been constructed from Belhaven or some other point on the Norfolk Southern Railway or the Atlantic Coast Line into this district. It is known that several parties are endeavoring to get control of charters charters and rights of way looking to the buildins: of this line. "It is believed that the lands of this district will open up the most desirable trucking land to be found along the whole Atlantic seaboard. They lie w."ihin a few hours of Norfolk Norfolk by either water or rail. The s-eason s-eason s-eason is licm 10 days to two weeks earlier than that of Norfolk. The proximity of the gulf stream makes damaging frosts very rare after March and the nearness to the great pop' ulations of the east will mako this section of rare value as a trucking section. "It is expected that experimental crops can be put out on this land by the spring of 1915. As the soil is made up of the washings from what has long been considered the richest lands in North Carolina, the possibilities possibilities of production are believed 10 be almost limitless." The Concord Times urges a large delegation from Cabarrus to the State Drainage Convention, to be held in Charlotte, November 18-19. 18-19. 18-19. Let every county be well represented. The Phagan murder case, like Ban-quo's Ban-quo's Ban-quo's ghost, will not down. We find the Atlanta papers devoting columns to another "Latest Development." Atlanta again leads wit hthe first snow storm. Remember the dates of the County Fair. HEN AND RABBIT UP AS EXHIBITS HAVE A FIGHT. Dover, Col., Oct. 21. A five-round five-round five-round bout between a bantam hen and a jack-rabbit jack-rabbit jack-rabbit was "pulled off" here at a meeting meeting of Dover county farmers. hTe hen won the decision. The bout was not on the program, as the hen and jack-rabbit jack-rabbit jack-rabbit had been brought as exhibits tp illustrate a debate. Robert Summer-field Summer-field Summer-field was going to contend that the jack rabbit made more delicious food than the ordinary hen. Mrs. James Barrow defended the hen an deach brought a specimen to demonstrate demonstrate their fine points in the debate. debate. The hen and rabbit were anchored anchored to the legs of chairs, but the strain proved too much and the battle was under way soon after Mrs. Barrow began began her argument. Fur and feathers flew all over the stage, and when the battle was over both combatants beat a retreat through an open window. Neither has been seen since. WOMAN IS MURDERED WITH HER SILK SCARF. Milwaukee, Wis., Oct 21. The identi-tv identi-tv identi-tv of the woman who was strangled with her own silk scarf and her face and head crushed by blows from a piece of gas pipe supposed to have been wielded by a man giving his name as George Schultz, has been es tablished as that of Mrs. Emily Will. 52 years old, a widow. Mrs. Will was a sister of Police Lieutenant William Maas. The police have identified Schudtz who confessed to killing Mrs. Will, as Harry Borow, of Milwaukee. Borow served 18 months in the Green Bay reformatory. reformatory. SCARCITY OF VEGETABLES. (Fort Mill Times.) Many of the housewives of Fort Mill are experiencing much difficulty these days in supplying their tables with vegetables vegetables and other kinds of garden products products that go to make up the ordinary meal. Late ccrn, in the shape of roasting roasting ears, and home-grown home-grown home-grown cabbage are almost things of the past, so far as this year is concerned. Just now the merchants as a rule, are getting 20 cents per dozen for the few ears of corn that are being brought to town, while no cabbage have been brought in for several days. Chickens of frying size are bringing from 30 to 40 cents each, the prize varying according to the condition of the chickens. Hens command from 50 to 60 cents each, while fresh eggs sell readily at 20 to 25 cents per dozen. Fresh butter, di rect from the country is selling at 20 to 25 cents, and is very scarce. , Even the fellow who takes a cold bath every morning may occasionally find himself in hot water. Tense is a queer thing. Even the woman with a past may ha a presence, presence, and also a future. MAKE HASTE AND DELAY NOT, in giving your Stomach, Liver and Bowels the help needed to restore them to a robust condition; but remember, remember, the "first aid" Is always always HOSTETTER'S Stomach Bitters Get a Bottle Today. a is it is 2 in

Clipped from The Charlotte News21 Oct 1913, TuePage 4

The Charlotte News (Charlotte, North Carolina)21 Oct 1913, TuePage 4
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