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WASHINGTON, NORTH eARQfcfNA, FRIDAY AFTERNOON, DECEMBER3.im
HAVENS GRIST AND FLOUR MILL
IS PRACTICALLY COMPLETED
Is Largest of Its Kind in the State
This Mammoth New Plant Will Have an Out
put of 1,000 Bushels of Corn and 50 Bar
rels of Wheat Per Day? Latest Devices in
Machinery Installed ~ ^ _
'ft i i" ?
WILL BEGIN OPERATIONS SOON
It w&a the pleasure as welkin
rrnflr nf * Flatly Nmrrs mpresentatlTff]
to visit the mammoth new grist and
flour manufacturing pleat of -Mr. Jon
athan Haven* on Water street this
morning. The reader* of the News
hare no conception or ldea'ef the
Magnitude of thfcnsv enterprise un
less It Is Visited. Modem and up-to
date In et*ty detail from top to bet*
to*, containing oil the tales* devices
and appHtfncer for the successful
prosecution -o? tht^eei and Doer In
dus try. thin plant is certain !r a
credit to Wnshtoigten and this east
' em section Of the 8tate Mr. Hav
ehi VM I'HfM ** *l|?w in grwiiug
his new milt; he has anticipated the
fntare of lisltrn Carolina' and ha*
so~ constructed his plant a# to he able
to meet svery contingency. ?"
The old grist mill of whkh this
new one takes the place, was totally
destroyed by fire January Inst and
dace that time the erection of this
large six-story brick building ?sb
been In progress. The plnnt is now
virtually conpleted and within the
next few days the famlHar noises of
the big rollers and stones and the
? htrm of the many wheels win 'once
more greet- the ear of our cltlsens.
The machinery of the mill was given
a trial yesterday and worked so sat
isfactory that It Is the purpose to
start up for* regalar- business' next
To give the News' readers aome
idea of the -difference In capacity of
" the two mills, the old from the new.
the output of the old mill was 400
bushels of corn per day; the new
mill will have a capacity of- 1,000
bushels dally and will barrel 60 bar
rels of fipur.
- The new Jmilding just completed!
' can be soen from every viewpoint In]
_ the city. aJt Is six stories high, con
- ifrocteff entirely Df blTct and fi fflby
110 feet The machinery for the
manufacture -of corn and flour is lo
cated and installed on every floor.
? The appllam es foi this niauufmitur
lng industry are of the very latest
pattern and make. Bach and every
machine Is installed with a view to
economy and labor saving. Besides
? eU ? the late machinery. placed, the
bluldlng Is fitted with elevators, con
veyors, corn, cleaners, bolting ma
chines^ etc. ^The plant has seven
gr'st mills for the msnufacture of
corn and four sets of double stand
v flour /fPUsi * v
On\ each floor in the building Is
constructed bfn? "ana other looms
where the product is stored, thereby
enabftng ibe~ management to sell
flour and meal tjtat is cleaned and
MAIUUMAN IP lill^WOJWr
New York, Dec. $;? ? The "tragi ap
praisal of the estate of the late E. H.
Harriman , as completed In Orange
county yesterday, : pots tie value of
his property at $14?,te0,0?0.
The estate is made up of railroad
stocks and bonds, principally Union
Pacific and Southern Paclfle and real
1 The Wright Tailoring Par'.ors Is
fsst gaining a reputndo^* in this'
eastern section for first-class tailor
made clothing. They are slftpwingj
now the very- latest 'tads la fall and l
winter wear and are placing a large
number of tbelr nobby suits. Mr. I
Frank 'Wright, the manager, is a
? ' TO SELL REAL KISSKH. 4
? Chicago, 111.. Dec. (.-Ttu- ?
? ty-Hre hundred dollar! worth of ?
? ktasee ? roat-llp'lo Hp fcl? ??. net +
? the candy kind? are to k* di?- ?
? poaed of ft the North Side Mall ?
? next Sunday. The Mnn are. to ?
? ? >? puneyed kj a u.wker el ?
? heroically charmlo* young worn- ?
purified Just m it leaves leaves ita re
ne. The conveyors la
one lMst?e moat Interesting featurer
o t thle iWg^plsnt. Corn la taken
from the schoSfiea^gr dray on the
sround floor and distributed to any
part of the building within a few
minute* ? and it sever makes a. mis
take. Accuracy and promptness
seem to be 1U mlaalon and It- carries
it out to the letter. The new plant
will be run by a US-horae power
Corleas engine 6t the latest pattern.
The new mill will be ktaotai and.
do business as the Hirehs Orlst snd
Flour Mill. Mr. Havens, the propria*
tbrt hasten engaged lft the mil I lug
buainesa here for a number of years
aftd from the first enjoyed a lucra
tive trade. His determination, after
lofhig bis' former- plant by Aire, to add
in hla lateat venture the manufacture
of flour aa well aa corn meal, is quite
a step forwsrd for this section snd
no doubt from now on the farmers
will pay more attention to the culti
vation of wheat, aa they can hare It
made Into flour right here at home.
Mr. Rollltfa says within a tew days he
will be able to boast of t
est business office In we,
Judging from tbe pr
going on in that dirt
sertlon will h9ld .goo4>
and W11I3S if by"^V?fe^ finished In j
native wood and oiled.
This mam Cloth mill plant la cer
tainly complete in every detail; It
would be a revelation to our citizens
If tt>aT to"" Tlait it. The man
aipar. Mr. F. H. Rollins, will take
special pleasure in Bhtfwlng visitors
around and explaining to them ita
- A News representative was speclal
ly fortunate thla morning In having'
Mr. Rolllna and the head miller, Mr.
M. H. Berry, formerly of Lynchburg.
^Thls rnlH^phuU 1 s^ the 'la rgMt^man^
ufacturlng Industry of the kind in
North Carolina, and compares favor
kPiy with the largest In tho online
country. It la certainly a matter of
pride to have such large mill of
this character locjUetf^lWashlngton
for it means another avenue of pro
grass and devalopmnnt
The Havens Grist and Flour Mill
should be and 1b from now on, one
of the many manufacturing features
that our cltisens can point the
Btranger to with, a feeling of civic
As stated In the beginning, the en
tire ptunt must be seen and viewed
in order to be properly appreciated.
This Is a new epoch In the manufac
turing line for Washington.
Durham, N. C., December 2,-t
Trinity Collet* 1. to be endowed with
hall a million dollar! for the Instltu
Uon of a medical, pharmaceutical and
dental department In connection with
the echoot. The doruf ? are the
Dvkes. millionaire tobacco awn, who
alrAtbr hare given mora than a mil
lion dollan to the InaUtntlon. The
purpose In rlasMs to build up an ed
ucational Institution equal to anr on
the earth. ?*?
Bio oaowp TO APBOKA.
At least a hundred and Iwenty
Bre people went to Aurora from here
this morning on Ik* special trritn and
they were a Jolly enthusiastic crowd.
I Aurora will surely ban a great day
I and big crowds for he, fair.
IMl'KOIBIIUWITT LSIHO Ml
The Atlantic Coast Use oBoials
afe Barfng tie street crossing on
aad Mala streets repaired.
Plan to Kill or Kidnap
Harold S. Smith, Lumber Dealer,
Says That He Heanl Two Men
Plotting? Were to Get Large
Sum for the Job.
OFFICERS ^ROTECT HIM
1 Cleveland. O.. Dec. S. ? John D.
Rockefeller was told Tuesday night,
at his home. Forest Hill, of a plot to
assassinate him. The relator ' was
Uapnlrt fliwyiir Smith a Tyfttl-tfwjn
lumber dealer of Minerva, Ohio. Fol
lowing Smith's story, previously
given to the police of East Cleveland,
a strong police guard was placed for
the night about the Rockefeller
Mr. Rockefeller was to have ad
dressed last night the Mta's Club of
the Buclid Avenue Baptist Chfirch.
.which had a banquet. He did not at
tend the aftpfr. excusing himself
upon the ground that be waa prepar
ing to leave town on the morrow.
The Roohsfetlss .fasstly started tor
New. York today, several daya earlier
than intended. * They boarded the
private car Brookline at an outlying
station, and were well guarded by
police until their car wah borne
away. They should reach Tarry
town. bonnd for Pecantlco Hills, the
Rockefeller estate, on the train
reaching New York at 7:45 a. m. to
What B&ith 9.J..
Smith's story, practically as It was
told to Mr. Rockefeller, Is as follows:
~ - 1*1" w^s Visiting in Alliance Sun
flay. Abput 8:10 p. m. I started for"
the church, to meet my "brother-in
law. I walked, up a railroad track
uegf the church and stopped when I
treard some one talking lh & dfrrk*
shed. One voice sftid:_: ; _
" 'I don't see why we came here
today from. Pittsburg; we might have
waited until tomorrow and gone to
Canton, where we could meet Bill.
VYerulght as -well get ouj? money for
killing old John D. We will get what
Is coming to ust whether we kill or
'Bill and the other fellow have
plenty uf money and are willing to
pay well for putting old Rockefeller
out of the way.' I sneaked around
get a good look at them. I stumbled
as 1 was getting away, because it was
dark. They saw me, but I hurried
nn T thorn Aff arniiinl tH?
next block and got a good look at
both of them. They recognized me
and mnde a? remark about having
seen tno before, but I hurried by "and
uald no attention.
"Monday I went~fo Canton to lay
the matter before Chief of Police H.
W. Smith. I expected to come to
Cleveland Monday, and Chief Smith
Instated on giving me a letter to Chief
Kohler, whom I saw Monday night.
He took the matter up with Marshal
Stamberger, who was greatly inter
"Stamberger insiBted that I ac
company him to Forest Hill to tell
, Ifthfi n jnrt whit 1 hmirA ~f didn't
like to, but consented when be in*
alsted. I told John D. Just wbat !
1 heard, and Rockefeller told me he
i In Cleveland Tuesday to make Iden
tifications In case arrests were made.
I told John.D. that I was doing this
| for the sake of principle and refused
when he offered to pay my expenses
while in Cleveland. ?
'I am a responsible man and did
not come here with an imaginary
story for the sak4- of notoriety 6r
gain. I would not have come to
Cleveffcnd were it not for the fact
that my business called me here. I
preferred' tt^lesve it in the hands of
I the Canton police."
Chief 8tamberger says that
drove two men who acted suspicious
ly iwiy ffuiu rurmi will Ian uighi.
No arrest was made. While the po
lice express some doubt of 8mlth's
| story admit that he Is a substantial
' business man, bearing a good repu
Th? Baautort Ixwk 0nt pnju the
following compliment Jo one of our
?t u delafatei from Wjutaln*
|t?B to the conr?Dtlon at
wantlr, fU Capt A, W.I
wall-known cltlsan of l
POM TO FIX
" / LICENSE TAX
So Says Supreme kourt
Justice Brown in Opinion Says
Charkt.e Did Not Impose Pro
hibition Tax on Near Beer When
it Made fhe Price 91,000.
NO VIOLATION AMENDMENT
?J.' % ? ^
Kalelgh. Dec. J. ? The 8upreme
court sustalna the Mecklenburg Su
perior court . In holding that the
? 1,000 tax imposed by the city of
Charlotte In the cass of the, Bute vs.
Danoenberg, on near-beer Sftioona. la
valid, thua setting at rest the prohibi
tion forces of the State, whose lead
era had declared If the power of cities
and towns to Impose such license tas
on these places was aot ftuatalned
there must be another legislative
campaign that would assure ta towas
ths power to absol?t#lr control suck
plsceo. ThO court's opinion" written
by Justice Brown, who kolds_the
Charlotte ordnanoe a? aot u'tr'a vires,
and not discriminative, sines It ap
plies to all persoas allbs otto would
operate such places, that 1t Is not pro
hibitive. or rath a*, that the oourt.can
only take under consideration the
question of reasonableness In view of
tha showing of expense for polles and
other coat in maintaining order at
these places. The court dec'ares the
preaumptlon of reaaonableneps is not
overcome by the contsntlonfc of the >
defendant. The court holds, further
more. that no violation of the four
teenth amendment to the Federal <
constitution, the ordinance being
well within the police power q t State
fcnd municipality. 4 \
* * j
BAZAAR CONCERT TQM6HT.
night at 8 o'clock at the achool audi
torium, given In connection with the
bazaar, la very attractive, and the ad
mission is only 5 and 10 cents.
1? Vocal solo, "i Love You." By
2. Instrumental duet, "Awakehlng
of the Lion." Misses Bonner and
3. Vocal solo, "Good Bye Sum
mer.- Miss Rovena Carter.
4. Instrumental trio, "Charge of
the Huaxars." MisseB Bonner. Slm
5. Recitation, "Ballad of the Swee*
peas." Miss S&llie Carrow.
6. Vocal solo. "Without * Thee."
Mlsa Msrv 1^, Wright.
j 7. Instrumental solo, "Schubert's
Serenade."' Miss Lillian Bonner.
returned to ocraooke.
Capt, J. J. Simpson left ^hia morn
ing for the return journey to his
home at Ocracoke,- after severs!
weeks' stay for the second time at
the Washington Hospital. Both of
the captain's limbs have been re
moved and the fast that he t? alive
today and improving somewhat is
wonderful In one of his kge.
I CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
I; ftyrrr? -
HI Tonight, December <3r 1k the regu
lar meeting of the Chamber of Com
? The taviwihnmeg ofhottling an
: agricultural fair in Washington in
ltlO will be discussed. Thia matter
la of vast importance to this town.
I We being the hub of the eastern sec
tion we should let the people know
that We are thehub and are willing
to back up our opinions that It is the
most central location in Eastern
Vorth Carolina by holding such fairs
as to surprise the State.
I Don't fall to attend the meeting
tonight There will be no subscrip
tions asked for any purpose, so don't
fall to attend this meeting.
ooariA' ooWVl?a<jratioS\ I
Baltimore, Md? Dsn. J. ?Fire
| broke out late yesterday evening in
| the building numbered 104 South'
Sharp street, within a block and a'
half of the point of origin of the great
iflre of 1904. "It spread rapidly and !
within ? ^nrt tlrnn hart f'niij rtsmsrr
estimated roughly by an insurance
1 man at abont $100,009
II m Ih* He* v6Hed Vhe
establishments of the C Peed Shoo
Company and th?> Spe^r Brothers
Company, shoes, 104: M Saddln A
McEIw?*9, house furnish inns,- 100 at?a
100, and firms occupying the
floors oTlW and 101 Sou \k
Ocean'View the V ictim
Fire of an Unknown Origin Dis
covered at 1 O'clock, But it
Was Not Subdued Until 4:30
TWO MEN WERE OVERCOME
Fli^-of unknown origin discovered
at l o'clock yenterday morning ot
Ocean View was subdued a< 4:39' a.
m. after It had swept away a half
doien of the larger frame structure*
and, several small ones adjoining; on
i the Inner side of the Nbrfplk and
Portsmouth Traction Company's elec
tric line tracks. The "total loil irlll
be upward#? of ? ISO, 000. including
buildings and furnishings' with'
tlal Insurance only. The burned
J;-W. Smith's Hotel ae4-8hamrock
J. W. Buchanan's Hotel.
Cosmopolltaa Annex, occupied by
E. B. Mlars as a boarding hoosdT
? ThS Qw O a Mage aad sWaisl
smaller structures In thiT"f?i>.
Ed. ' Miller and Alonzo Grant,
among the ISO. men who did valiant
work during the fire, were overcome
by heat, but no other accidents are
But for the heroic efforts of the
Ocean View Are fighters, assisted
only by men sent by the Norfolk and
Portsmouth Traction Company, the
fire loss would have been much great
er than It was.
Confined to South Side.
The blaze was kept on the south
side of the railroad track except for
the 'scorching of several telephone
and trolley poles on the baj side.
W ^e^a^ng^hn mediately ^ln
Just being (completed after three fires
by Its ojrner, It was thought for a
time that this too would be damaged,
but fortunately It escaped as did ala9
all of the amusement property on
the bay side of the railroad trade!
J. W. Smith's new residence Just
built after the last Ocean View fire,
was scorched to some extent as was
also the Prospect Cottage, but both
were saved after hard work.
E. B. Miars, one of those burned
out last night, was a sufferer In the
ftrfi whtah early -in. Lha ama mar da
stroyed sevoral cottages on the bay
side at Ocean View. At that time
Mr. Miars lost practically everything
he had. together with a considerable
amount of cash he had in the housed
the family belqg moBt thankful to
escape wttb their Uvea. His burned
cottage was known as the Ruth-Cot
tage. Moving to the Cosmopolitan
Ann6x, owned by N. B. Jones, Mr.
Miars also called this the Ruth Cot
tage. l^ast night he managed-to save
probably half of his personal effects*
Started in the Shamrock.
The fire started in the "Shamrock"
under lease by J. W. Smith. With
this building unoccupied at the time
It is hard to understand how the fire
started. Several people in Smith's
Hotel first discovered the fire at l
oNjloc^and gave a quick aljtrm.
Beaufort, N. Cv Ddc. S. ? The
schooner Marie Palmer, the largeat
four-maater on the coast, la aahore
on Frying Pan Shoals in a dangerous
The vessel grounded during the
night while being towed b y the tug
Edgar F. Coney to Savannah to which
port she Is bound from Carteret, N. |
J., with a cargo of 2,740 tons of'
NKAHOAKD'H NEW PRHMDBNT.
New York, Dec. 2. ? N. &. Meld rum
was elected president ol the Seaboard
Air Line at a meeting of the directors
of that company here today. Mr.
Malrtmm was formerly slna-pr? Irtant
of the company.
The directors also elected" C. H.
Hlx as rice preilAMl &BU gtueial
cm?, ?? Prol
iant la ekarg* or Mb, and L. O.
Hawaa aa assistant to tko president.
WILL PREACH TONIGHT.
Rot. c. a. Christian, ol Hooky
AS LAST ACT
I Will Die Fighting
Secretary Knox Sends the Nica
raguan Minister Forcible Note
and Also His Passport ? Criti
marines not yet landed
Coloo. Dec. 2. ? President Zelaya
of Nicaragua, as a laat desperate act,
today took active command of his
troops in the field. accordlng~t6 ad
Tices received here. A dispatch
quotes' him as saying, "I will die
Qgbting, not an American Blare."
Wo Marine* Laaded.
Washington, Dec* 2. ? The state
meat published today that "there are
(over 2,000 marges on Nicaraguan
??11. and more will follow" was char
acterised as "absolute nonsense mhd
a rood illustration of the exaggerated
and unreliable news which is being
published by some - newspapers at
preeeot about the Nicaraguan situ
"it was added that there' are now
on the iBthmus >53 officers and men
of the marine corps and 730 will sail
on the Pratrte from Philadelphia this
afternoon for Nicaraugua, but no
Jorce of marines has yet been lsnded.
In fact 2,000 marines, it was said,
could aot be landed there for some
time owing to the fact* that not that |
many could reach there for at least a I
week or more.
Washington, Dec. 2.? If any doubt
?listed heretofore as to the positive
intention of this government to in
sist upon the actual^ sepy^tlon of
President Zelaya from the exercise of
alb authorrty in KleaWMnta at the ear*
liest possible moment, it disappeared
with the direct and forcible attitude
of the United 'States government as
shown In the action taken by Secre
tary of State Knox, whose note to ,
charge d'affaires Rodriqne*. of 4he j
Nicaraguan legation was made public ,
Not only was he told that his pass
ports are awaiting him and that PrcB- ,
ident Zelaya is expected to relinquish
his office, but what practically
amounts to recognition of the Es
trada r qJwUiUQftU&Ui .waajBUteaiftd inl,
the note to Seho^ Rodriguez. It is
now only a matter of a short time. It ,
Is thought, before official recognition'
will be given the de facto government
wswrpt^ry or state1 Tcnoi described
it In his note to the Nicaraguan
It la the Impression In Washington
that while United States marines
may n landed on .Nicaraguan soli
there will be no need for their ac
tive services, for following the dras- 1
tic action taken by the Secretary of
State yesterday the downfall of Ze
laya government will be so hastened
that he will seek to eecape from the
country, thereby practically bringing
the present war to an end and plac
ing Estrada or some othor person
friendly to the United States, In
The attitude taken by the Secre
however, than the mere notice to
quit given to Zelaya. It Is regarded
la Washington- as a strong hint to
other Central American governments
who hare been disposed to regard
this government without due respect
that hereafter no nonsense wJUL be
tolerated from any of them insofar
as the interests of the United 8tates
and Its cttltenB in thooe countries
are concerned, and that unless they
maintain a proper attitude they may
expect to feel the mailed fist of the
United States in a very forcible
Dr. Salvidof Castrilla, representing
the Estrada party in Nicaraugua, this
morning expressed great gratification
at the attitude taken by this govern
ment as ahown In Secretary of State
Knox's note to charge d'affaires Rod
rlguei. He belleveB that official rec
ognition of the revolutionists by this
government is only a matter of a
few days. Late last night he notified
General Estrada by cable of the note
sent by Mr. Knox to Senor Rodriguea.
1 "Him; AlTHACriUN.
Tb? l.dlM of th? Methodist Chnrab
to sUoeon th* boards
a moat attractive show for the bene
?t of ib?t rturch. Bom, of Wsab
FOR FIGHT, BUI
July 4 Next Date Set
The Bid of $101,000 and 66 2-3
of Moving Picture Receipts
Will Be Turned Over to the
BIDS FROM ALL THE WORLD
New York. Dec. 2. ? The light for
the heavyweight championship of the
world between James J. Jeffries and
Jack Johnson will be held In Califor
nia, In the vicinity of San Francisco,
on July 4, 1910, and will be staged
by "Tex" Rlckard, of Nevada, and
John J. Oleason, of San Francisco.
The ^hid of $101,000 and two-thirds
of the'movlng plcture~pr?*edI~To HfiT
contestants was formally accepted
during a stormy meeting at Hobolcen.
N. J., late today- It to believed thfc
fight will represent more cash than
any other fight In the history of the
Joseph J. McCarey, of Los Angeles,
whose bid was considered highest by
many, made a |in ee*o fos his Pa
clflc Athletic Club, but his cause was
without hope. James Coffroth, by
virtue of his control of the two basic
patents on moving pictures, had de
creed against McCarey and his ally,
"Eddie" Graney, of San Francisco,
and the fighi was given to Oleason
ind Rlckard, who. It is conceded by
sporting men, have an understanding
irlth CofTroth. a surmise strengthened
by the fact that Oleason and Coffroth
have shared one bid in the past. Mc
Carey and Graney estimate that the
net value of the moving pictures will
amount to at least $200,000 and may
be yorth $400,000.
home for HOLIDAYS.
-I*F. " '
Seth Bridgman. president of the
Bank of Washington, arrived Jn the ?<
city Wednesday evening from Den
ver. Colorado, where .he has been for
elghtean months, having a '?
position in me First National Bank as
assistant bookkeeper. Mr. Bridg
man win be a visitor to his old home
until after the holidays. ? He says
the West Ih a great country and from
bis talk seems to be much Ln love
with It. His many friends in his
former home are glad to see him.
Mr. U M. Bell is today engaged
in moving_hJa Jewelry store to the
building of the .Singer Sewing Ma
rine Company. Ml Bell will occupy
the side next to Malltson & Son.
? The fnneral nf ihn i?tn rs W. I_
White took place this afternoon from
the Primitive Baptist Church, of
which she was a consistent member,
being -conducted" tiy her pastor. Elder
John Roger*?. The burial was in Oak
dale cemetery, a large number of
sorrowing friends attended.
There have been a considerable
number of forest flrei reported here
during the past few weeks. Near
Plnetown on the Norfolk and South
ern Sklfway, th? woods were on~tire
yesterday and a gentleman on the
train stated that if -it bad not-bees
for the recent rains nearly all the
timber In that section of Beaufort
county would have been burned.
WILL SELL FRANCHISE.
Wilson, Dec. 3. ? The moving spir
its In the Wilson Athletic Associa
tion,- nirner of the franchise <$n the
Eastern Carolina Baseball league,
seem unanimous In their Intention to
dispose of this cflV's franchise. The
lengthened season of 110 games fore
casts a disastrous financial season,
and Wilson, with Goldsboro, will be
out of the league next season.
^ New Advertisements
? /) in Today's New .
? Gem Theater.
? J. K. Hbrt?Udltt' Suits.
? The Huh ? Clothing.
? Gaiety Theater.
? I. L. O'Outen, Florist? Bntba
? Cheeapeake Steam. hip Co.
? Wright'. Tailoring Parlor*.
? Ou?a?'s Tisyiatlun. ? .
?? n-TlrtU, ...
? Wm, fiaai A Co. ? Insurance, i
[? Hotel Lorraine. Norfolk. Va.
? Doom Grease UnamenL