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CHAKLOTTE, N. C.. MONDAY, JANUARY 2 1910
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By Associated Press.
Albany, N. Y. Jan. 2.—The con
test for the election of a successor to
United States Senator Chaimcey De
pew is expected to be urged with In
creased activity following the Inaugu-
Tution of Governor John A. Dix today,
and the organization of both houses
of the legislature at noon Wednes
Charles F. Murphy, leader of Tam
many Hall, has conferred Informally
with legislators and leaders from ail
parts of the siate, but has given no
intimation as to whom he favors for
the senatorship. :\Ir. Murphy has also
held two conferences with Governor
Dix since his arrival, but says the
senatorship question was not discuss
Former Jnd?e Alton B. .Parker, who
has been suggested as a compromise
candidatt*. is in Albany and has con
ferred with Governor Dix.
Seymour Van -’^anyord. of Troy, al
so has been mentioned as a compro
By Assor>i;ited Press.
('incinnati. Ohio. Jan. 2.—Members
of tlio Xarioiial Baseball Commission
are in thi5> v Ity today for the annual
meetinj; of that liody which is to open
tomorrow I.aughery Island, aboe.t
2r» miles below Cincinnati, on the Ohio
river. The schedule committee of tlie
Xaiionnl League is also here to ar
range next season’s schedule.
The commission will choose a chair
man for tiie enruiing year. “Garry’’
ilerrmann will doubtless be re-elected
atul .Tohn E. Bruce will be re-elected
Some minor Improvements In the
handling of the game from an execu
tive standpoint will be considered,
narnstorming tours by championship
flubs v>’ill undoubtedly beb rought up.
It is claimed by some of the magnates
tha, it is undlgnitied for the players
of a world's championship club to go.
i-?,y for instance, to Cuba and risk
Iheir reputation as a team for the sake
of earning a few extra dollars.
Doluars to DOU&HHUTS H£
BUDV/S A TIRE BY TAN. Q..ND
DONT YOU FEEL SORRY
FOPs THIS POOR GOOK WHO tS
AF^Il) TO TURN 0^/ER A NEW
LEAF BECAUSE HE MiGrHT FIND A
LIQUOR AD ON THE. OTHER S)DL ?
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MOX TO ’SP1E.ND
ABO UT J^^p^50V0T10Ns\
First Blizzard Of
The New Year Is
A Recoid Breaker
LUiVIBERMEN VERY BUSY
IN NEARBY COUNTIES.
“THE CORRECT DOPE ON THE SUBJECT I'*
Governor Harmon |
KILLED IN Vv'RECK.
i Ky., Jan. 2.—Six
' le lulled in a wreck
' : ' Creek Railway
R few miles
■ ville, Ky., last
'M.-, four were passengers
Ai'IIORS, brakeman, Cat-
' I onductor, Louisa,
'N’SON, Vanlear, Ky.
'■'TH, \'anl--ar, Ky.
i MILLS, Vanlear, Ky.
i l/r/l'U. Ironton, O.
‘ iif wiis caii.-ied by a col-
1. a lor'OM!f)tive and three
■ ^ mixed train which broke
• I*! accommodation was
hran'h line to con-
’ i.f -apeake & Ohio pas-
I n» Vanlear. On the re-
nilxed train collided with
■ lie men who were killed
' ‘he pilot of the locomo-
J. B. Ivzy & Co, Open Whole
sale Millinery Business To
day—Mr. W. B, Hamilton
Manager — Scope of New
As mentioned In The News some
time ago. the Ivey Wholesale Milli
nery Company has been chartered for
this city. 'Ihe company opened for
business in the building occupied by
the .T. B. Ivey Company, on West
W. B. Ilamitlon, who was con
nected with the Southern Express
Company for a number of years, as
agent of the company, will be man
ager of the new millinery firm.
Mr. J. M. Ward, of Wilmington and
Mr. George M. Foard, of Statesville,
are the traveling representives of the
new concern. Mr. Foard has had three
years experience as a salesman, while
Mr. Ward also Is an expert sales
Misf, Lila Norton, who has been
traveling from Baltimore for several
years and who knows every detail ot
the millinery trade wil have charge oi'
ihe work foom. There will be a nuni
ber of competent milliners under her
The company also expects to estab
lish a millinery training school.
They expect to bring 100 or more
milliners from various parts of this
£ita(e and South Carolina to Charlotte
to buy millinery and study new
One of the Important feature con
nected will be the establishment of a
box factory for making millinery box
es. They will manufacture all kinds
of boxes used by the milliners, not on
ly for home use but to sell to ihe mil
Mr. .1. B. Ivey will start North to
night to purchase machinery for this
feature of the new establishment and
when the plant is fully equipped It
will be a Important addition to Char
By Associated Pi'ess.
Columbus, Ohio, Jan. 2.—“W’hen the
government is conducted by the people
thems-elves,’' said Governor Judson
Harmon in his annual message to tiie
Ohio legislature, “every citizen ought
lo regard contributing to its support
as a patriotic duty, the shirking of
whirh involves disgrace. Yet many
ev&de their ta.ves. The result is that
ihose who do and those who from their
condition, or the nature of their prop
erty. have not equal means of evasion,
liave to pay move than their share of
the public expenditures, so that dis
content mars the cordial relations
v.hich should exist between the people
and their government.
“The people wiio support the gov
ernment have to economize;. Why
should their public servants not do the
“At the last session.” continued the
governor, “I transmitted the proposed
amendment to the federal constitu
tion authorizing the lev.v of a tax on
incomei^: and recommended its adop
tion, bi’,1 no action was taken. A few
states have undertaken to tax in
comes but, as I am. advised, with lit
tle success. Changes of legal resi
dence are too easy to make. The effi
ciency of a federal income tax has been
Ex-Judge Spencer B.
Special to The News.
.Greensboro, Jan. 2.—Judge Spencer
B. Adams, who attempted to com
mit suicide Sunday night by cutting
his throat with a razor, was reported
at 12 o’clock today a-s remaining in
the semi-conscious state in which
he was carried to Leos hospital im
mediately following the discovery of
The endeavor by Judge Adams to
do away with his life followed two j
weeks of unusual actions and symp- i
tofns of despondency. |
For the past week he has been a
patient at Keeiy Institute.
No dlri>->, n rtive for the act has
been assigned and his friends and
relatives have succeeded in main
taining close secrecy.
.fudge Adams waa well known
throughout the country, having beei
for several years, prior to the elec
tion of John M. Morehead, stale re
publican chairman. He was once a
member of the Indian claims com
mission in Oklahoma, and was a
lawyer of nole.
Greensboro, N. C., Jan. 2.—News
from Judge Adams is that he is doing
fairly well. He attempted suicide last
night at 9 o’clock at Keely Institute,
where he was a patient for nervous
prostration, slashing his throat with a
razor and severing half of the wind
He had been despondent for some
time, but no one expected suicide.
He had recently returned from Flor
ida, v/hen his actions excited sus
picion and was placed in Keeiy. Barr-
ng complications it was thought he
Asheville. Jan. 2.—The big plant of
the Whiting Lumber Company at
.ludson is nearing completion, the
company hoping to have it In com
plete running order by the middle
of the month. The plant includes a
double band saw mill, planing mill
and dry kilns, and will have a capac
ity M'hen finished of about 100,000
feet of itunber per day.
The plant is a little below .Tndson.
and a station is now being erected
to be called W.li’ting which will he
a new town. Already » large board
ing honre has been built, and a
number of smaller houses for the
employes of the company are in
course of erection. In addition there
is a large commissary and office
building very nearly completed.]
About four hundred men are em
ployed on the yards of the com
pany and in ihe woods .getting out
the timber,fov Ihe operations which
are alread'’ among the largest in
The comp.any is also enlarging its
railroad facilities. A bridge is being
built across Eagle creek below Bush-
nell and the rails are being extend
ed on the grade of the Carolina
and Tennessee Southern down the
Tennessee river two miles to v.here
another bridge is being built across
tbat river. The line will be exteV.ded
into Welch cove a number of miles,
where the company has several
large logging camps. Steam loaders
and logging trains will be shoi tly put
into service for the purpose of bring
ing timber down to the plant at
Other Concerns Active.
The activity of the Whiting Com
pany is only one example of what
others are doirg, though none at the
prseent are opei'ating on quite so
large a scale. At the moulli of Eagle
creek the Montvale Lumber Com
pany has a plant employing about
120 men and turning out about 25,-
000 feet of lumber per day. This
company operates about eight miles
of narrow guage railroad up Eagle
creek. The plant is situated at the
little town of Fontana which has a
On Hazel creek is the plant of the
W. M. Ritter' Lumber Company
which is turning out some 100,pl)i'
feet a day and employing aobut 250
men. This company operates about
sixteen miles of ailroad up Eagle
creek. The town of Proctor, where
thep lant is situated, has many mod
ern conveniences, such as a fine wa
ter system and electric lights.
Cold Wave oj Great Severity
Opens the New Year—In the
Northwest Moi>t Severe Bliz
zard of Ihe Season is Ex
Joe Moore Insane
.Toe Moore, colored, is in the lock
up for safc-keei)ing, having gone vio
lently insane this morning at his house
on North Johnston street.
He bears an excellent reputation
among both races and much sympathy
is expressed for him.
He worked formerly for Mr. John
M. Scott and for the Adams Grain and
Provision Co.. bein*; considered a
very faithful and respectable employe.
Tennessee Solons Meet.
By Associated Press.’
Nashville. Tenn., .Tan. 2.—The fifty-
seventh general assembly cf the state
of Tennessee convened at the state
capital here at noon today. The regu
lar democrats, who will organize the
senate, held a caucus this morning and
sclect-^d Hon. Nat P.axter, Jr., for
■ — , r imner house, and W.
D. Scruggs private secretary to Gov-
, . i .; n. chief clerk of the
hcdy. This slate will probably go
Beloved Pastor oj First Pres
byterian Church Succumbs to
Disease After a Heroic Fight
—City Mourns Him—An In
Governor of Wisconsin.
\V1' , .Tan. 2.—Francis E.
■: Milv.aukee, was sworn in
Wl.'' onsln at noon today,
■ adinlnis^tered In the as-
; I he state capital by
0 John B. Winslow.
of Noted Sculptor.
' d Press.
ian. 2.—Prof. Joseph
uljjtor, died here to-
• horn In 1850.
On to Raleigh
The legislature convenes this week.'
The Mecklenburg delegation, con
sisting of Messrs, W. C. Dowd, W. A.
Grier and W. G. McLaughlin, as
members, of the lower house and Mr.
H. N. Pharr as senator, left Saturday
With the delegation went a strong
contingent of the Charlotte bar and
other prominent citizens to urge the
eelectlon of Mr. Uowd as speaker of
They are confident of accomplishing
the result they desire, for Mr. Dowd
Is the man for the place.
Winter Race Meeting.
Rv Associated Pre.=s.
Tampa, Fla., Jan. 2.—The winter
race meeting of the Florida State
Fair opens here today with six
events carded a purse for two year
olds and a handicap at 6 furlongs
being the features of a wall
anced card. The meeting
tinue 60 days.
SETS OPTION ON
LANO C. j. OIKON'S
The News learns that a trade Is
pending between Mr. C. A. Dixon, of
Myers’ Park, and Mr. George Stephens,
for Mr. Dixon’s home place at Myers’
Mf. Dixon owns 15 acres of the
original Myeri-’ property. He and his
family have a pretty home on the
Mr. Dixon has given Mr. Stephens
an option on the place. The figures
could not be learned. Mr. Stephens’
object in buying the Dixon place, if
he and Mr. Dixon agree on terms, is
in line with the developing of the east
side along the broad lines of others
who have within the past year bought
property In that section of the city.
Mr. Dixon and Mr. Stephens are to
meet this evening to further discuss
and possibly effect a trade.
Wool Growers to Meet.
By Associated Press.
Portland, Ore., Jan. 2.—Notwith
standing the annual convention of the
National Wool Growers’ Association
does not begin until Wednesday, men
prominent In all branches of the wool
industry are arriving here.
Apparently the tariff question will
be the main subject before the conven
tion, and It seems that an effort will
be made tol form a defensive alliance
between the growers and manufactur
ers to fight a reduction In the present
tariff, either on wool or on woolen
Dr. Kincaid Had Been III Since
Latter Part of November -
Funeral To-monow Ajter-
noon at 4 O^clock at The
William Morris Kincaid, D. D., pas
tor of the First Presbyterian church,
of this city, died at 10 o’clock this
Not in surprise but in deep sorrow
the city heard of Dr. Kincaid's passing.
For days the shadow of death had
hovered over the manse. The people
whom Dr. Kincaid served, and who
loved him with tender devotion, had
lived In the gloom of a dread expec
tancy for weeks, not knowing at morn
whether the. tie that bound pastor and
people would be severed before even
ing, or fearing at “sunset and evening
star” that the night would bear him
hence. The New Year found him lin
gering between life and death. Death
had set a seal on the old year but a
little over a day, when it beckoned
the loved pastor ot the First church.
After a brave fight against disease, he
passed, falling on sleep gently and
There were with him at the moment
of dissolution his Immediate family
and his brother, Hon. James C. P.
Kincaid, of Utica. Within a few min
utes the sad tidings were told and re-
(told throughout the city, and streams
I of people called at the manse. Tha
officers of the church and many of
I the members remained at the manse,
I to render any service possible to the
j stricken family and to receive the
friends who called. In the latter were
I ministers of every denomination and
' people of every church and calling.
!or. Kincaid had a peculiar hold on the
' affections of this people and his death
, Is deplored throughout the city. The
leaden gray of the New Year days
! reflect the gloom w’lthln the hearts of
j this people. •
I Dr. Kincaid’s death is as much a
' tContinued on Page Eight.)
Emperor Rested Well.
By Associated Press.
Vienna, Jan. 2.—Emperor Frances
.Joseph, who yesterday was compelled
to forego the usual New Year’s festivi
ties because of a slight indispos’ition,
enjoyed an undisturbed night and
arose at his customary early hour,
which is 4 o’clock in the morning. An
ofFiical announcement this afternoon
in connection with the aged monarch’s
“There is not the clightest cause for
anxiety. His majesty merely has a
simple cold. He has no. fever and no
The police are looking for a tall man
wearing a sik hat, who, claiming to be
a minister from New York, visited J.
W. Guess, as he lay dying in the
Presbyterian lios])ital and left money
to defray his funeral expenses. The
man is nov.here to be foimd.
The police suspect that Guess was
mixed up with some one; that there
was some one who knew of why he
killed himself, but they can not lo
cate the man. Guess’ remains were
sent to Fort Mill for burial.
Is Four Degrees Below Zero in
Texas—By Wednesday Very
Cold Wave Will Reach The
By Associated Press.
\^'ashington, Jan. 2.—A special bul
letin was issued today by the weather
bure.au as follows:
“The cold v.-ave that opened the
present year In the north\#est was the
most severe of the season. It follows
a disturbance that moved down the
eastern slope of the Rocky Mountains
(o western Kansas and fiom the North
eastward to Lake Sui;erior, where it
was central this morning, attended by
general snows and rain over the east
ern half of the country.
“In the meantime a high pressure
aiea of great magnitude has over
spread the entire v\est and the cold
wave now covers the whole interior
of that section with a temperature of
4 degrees below zero this morning in
the Texas panhandle and a lov,- read
ing of 38 degrees below zero at Havre,
Mont. High northwest winds, accom
panied the cold weather and consider
able snow in the upper Mississippi val
ley and Upper Lake region.
“The cold wave will maintain its
severe character and temperatures be
low the freezing point may be expect
ed T)y Wednesday niornin,g well into
southern Florida, while over the mid*
die northern districts they will range
from zero to probably 20 or 25 d(?|:rees
below in extreme northern districts.
“The cold wave will continue In ths
east for several days and It will be ao^
companied at first by high west, north
west winds of which warnings are dis-
pla.ved on the Atlantis and Gulf
.Tanuary is to be an active month
with the farmers and the farmers’ Un
ion. Business and social meetings ga
lore are scheduled for the month,
comes before business this week, as
will be evidenced by the gathering to
be at Dr. H. Q. Alexander’s
An oyster supijer will be one of the
attractions, Mr. Thad Ivey, of Wake,
another, Mr. Ivey is to make a speech.
Mecklenburg county union will
meet at Sharon, when and where a big
time is to be had. There will be speech
es by Mr. Ivey and Mr. P. P. M. Plyler,
of Union county.
Jan. 13th. the district convention
of the tobacco counties of the Farm
ers’ I’nion will meet at the court house
in Winston. This is to be a business
To Rescue of Ship.
By Associated Press.
Norfolk, Va., .Ian. 2.—Both the
wrecking steamer Rescue and the
revenue cutter Onondaga were today
hurrying dow nthe coast to the as
sistance of the America!^ steamer
Honduras, bound from Sabine Pass,
Texas, for Portland via Newport
News,’ which lies at anchor off the
Hatteras coast, short of both fuel
The Honduras is supposed to have
encountered very severe weather,
Hubert Schultz KlHed.
By Associated Press.
San Antonio, Tex., Jan. 2.—Hubert
aged 19. was killed today at Yoakum,
Texas, while firing anvils in celebra
tion of new year’s day. An iron ring
which he placed between two anvils
filled with pov/der burst when the ex
plosion occurred, a piece of the rink
striking Schultz in the stomach and
passing entirely through the body.
Both Fighters Still Alive.
By Associated Press.
Chattanooga, Tenn.. Jan. 2.—J. S.
Clay, a grocery merchant and Frank J.
Randall, clothifig clerk, who were shot
and seriously wounded in a pistol duel
Sunday morning, as the result of an
alleged Insult offered a young lady,
w'ere both alive today and Clay s
chances for recovery were excellent.
Randall’s case was doubtful.
Death From Pellagra
Mhs. Beulah P. Tyler died at 2
o’clock today of pellagra, at the Pres
byterian hospital. She came to the
hospital a w’eek ago for treatment. The
remains will be sent to Belton, S. C.,
this evening for buriel.
Deceased leaves a husband and three
children. She was 26 years of age.
Died in Raleigh.
Mrs. W. W. Smith, of Raleigh, died
this morning. Mr. Smith is a promi
nent insurance man, well known here
and elsewli«re in the state.
Cold For the South.
Bv Associated Press.
Pittsburg, Pa... Jan. 2.—Racing be
fore the rapidly approaching cold
wave, three million bushels of coal
and 8,400 tons of finished steel pro
ducts are on their way to Southern
ports. They laft Pittsburg this morn
ing and hope to keep In front of a
temperature which means impossible
navigation of the Ohio river.
To Be Married Hero,
Miss Mary O. Develle and Mr. Frank
O. Ticknor, of Albany, Ga., aj-e to be
married on January 18th, at the home
of Mr. and Mr&. E. C. Develle of this
Chicago. Jan. 2.—With the temper
ature dropping at the rate of more
than two degrees an hour land with
the winds approaching a gale, the
first blizzard of the new year made
itself felt in Chicago today. Emer
gency preparations were hurried’y
made by transportation companies
and relief organizations to meet the
consequences which were expected
to be severe before nightfall. During
the morning however no .great dam
age or interference with traffic had
Very Cold In Kansas City.
Kansas City, Jan. 2.—W^Ith the
thermometer three degrees below
zero and the wind blowing 28 miles
an hour from the northwest this
morning, this city and vicinity expe
rienced the severest cold of the sea
son. The mercury - is below the aero
point all over Kansas and Missouri.
Officials at the United States weath
er bureau here say It will remain in
the zero neighborhood most of to
day. During the night a fine sleet
carried before the swift northwest
wind formed the first real blizzard
of the year.
Cold in Louisiana.
New Orleans, La., Jan. 2.—The cold
wave which gripped the middle West
last night and early today 1» moving
southward rapidly and temperatures
below freezing are predicted for to
night In the extreme southern portion
of all the Gulf states, except Florida,
This morning zero weather wah re
ported in sections of the Texas pan
handle and freezing prevailed nearly
to the west gulf coast.
Heavy rains were reported last night
throughout Mississippi, Tennessee and
Louisiana. The record for 24 hours
up to 7 o'clock this morning was 4.04
inches at Jackson, Miss.; 3.92 at Merid
ian, Miss.; 3.74 at Chattanooga, Tenn.;
1.7fi at Knoxville: 2.44 at Vicksburg,
Miss., and 1.26 at New Orleans.
Teniperatures ran,ging from 16 to 24
degrees are predicted In the sugar
region of Texas tonight and 22 to 28
in the Louisiana sugar region.
Cold in Texas.
Dallas, Texas, Jan. 2.—A drop In the
thermometer fi)pm 70 degrees yester
day afternoon at 3 o’clock to 12 de
grees above zero at 3 o’clock this
morning was caused by the norther
which struck north Texas yesterday
evening. This ia the coldest weather
of ihe season and has caused much
suffering among the poor.
Omaha, Neb., Jan. 2.—The blizzard
that began here yesterday continued
Continued on Page Eight.
Five Little Children Were
Burned To Death In
Their Beds Eaily To-day
By Associated Press.
Pottsville, Pa., Jan. 2.—The five chil
dren of John Margasavage were burn
ed to death In their beds here early
today. The children ranged in age from
two months to eight years.
The origin of the fine is credited
to a new year’s celebration by board
ers In one of the houses, and upset oil
lamp, it is said, starting the blaze.
When the fire was discovered Marka-
savage and his wife ran into the street
and being unable to speak English gave
rescuers the impression that there
were no children in the house and they
made no effort to enter the place. The
father, undmindful of the flames, dash
ed back into his home but failed to
reach the little ones. He was serious
ly burned. '