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VOL- XXIII. PLYMOUTH. N. C.. FRIDAY, JUNE 20, .1913. NO. "51.
SO SOLDIERS DEAD
Oil FIELD OF BUTTLE
CRUSHING DEFEAT IS INFLICTED
ON THE HUERTA FORCES
BY THE REBELS.
RAILWAY LINES ARE TIED UP
.All the Outlying Troops Called in tD
Defend the City of
' El Paso, Texas. Six hundred fed
erals were killed or wounded in a
battle at Sansillo, according to re
ports reaching here from southern
After this victory over more than
1,200 federals, the insurgents, under
Generals Villa, Chae and Hernandez,
marched north toward the state capM
tal, whence the Parral garrison had
retreated. They are reported as hav
ing taken Cusihuirachio, a mining
town, west of Chihuahua City.
The four hundred federals, who evac-
, uated Madera, were met by Villa's
men at Bustillos. The rebels poured a
hot fire into the federal troops train,
killing the engineer and fireman. The
General Mercado, acting military
governor, has called in all other out
lying garrisons to the defense of the
capital. The insurgents are maneuv
ering to prevent these movements.
Some five hundred federals at Juarez
alone remain unaffected by the gen
eral's orders. Juarez is threatened
by a - movement of constitutionalists
from the Ojinaga district below the
Texas border, according to military re
ports received at Fort Bliss, Texas.
Practically every railway line in the
state is but of commission, as a re
sult of rebel activities.' There is no
traffic on the Mexican Central north
or south, of the state capital. The Mex
ican Northwestern railway is ; operat
ing below the border only as far as
The only armed force of conse
qeunc'e in the Casas Grandes district
ia led by Colonel Costello, a mutineer,
from the federal, ranks. He has; pro
claimed for : the Vasquez Gomez rev
olution, which is not connected with
the constitutional movement.
24 PERSONS HURT IN WRECK
Victims Mostly Women and Children.
Some of Them Will Die.
St. Louis, Mo. Twenty-four persons
mostly women and children were
injured in a rear-end trolley car col
lision on the Grove Couer Lake line
in; St. Louis county. Two of them,
Mrs. Dora Bingham and Mrs. Regina
A. 'Carouthers, will probably, die. A
score of others were bruised and cut
by falling glass, but refused to go to
the nospltal. " -
The accident occurred near Over
land, Park, and both were open-air cars
crowded with picnickers. The trolley
of th efirst car came off as it rounded
a curve, leaving the car in darkneao.
and the. second car, running forty
miles an hour, crashed into it.
The cars Were interlocked, and both
telescoped. A passenger ran a mile
to telephone for a wrecker. Nineteen
of the injured were taken to the Mis
souri Baptist sanitarium and five were
treated by physicians at Overland. The
otners helped each other bandage up
their wounds and were brought into
town on the wrecker.
The crash knocked wcnen and chil
dren out from either side of the cars
Into the, gulley beside the tracks.
The 'shrieks of the children, frantic
mothers and the injured passengers
brought farmers and suburbanites to
the scene from a radius of half a mile.
The- open-air cars were twice the
r.gth of the city street car3 and had
&ily awnings as roofs.
The forward end of one car and the
rear half of the other were, reduced to
splinters. A similar accident occurred
on the same curve two year ago.
Women Policemen at Newport.
Newport, R. I For the first thne in
the history of the famous Newport
Baech .two women policemen were
placed on duty there. They wore as
xioiforms blue blouses with -brass but
frina hin skirts and sailor straw
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tiats. 1 i ney are appuimeu ai me re
quest of the Newport Civic League,
and will be on duty all summer.
Urged to Save Lives of , Babies.
Washington. Warning every com
munity In the nation that the great
death rate of babies i3 due to dis
eases which to a large extent "are
preventable, the children's bureau, of
the department of labor has prepared
a compilation of the steps which va
rious up-to-date cities are taking to
protect child , life, end will circulate
it in a national campaign of diffus
ing child -welfare ideas. This bulle
tin, which will be a festure of the
;-i:jrens bureau, exhorts every com-"-nxuntty
to wage summer campaigns.:
JUDGE R. C. FLANNIGAN
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Judge Richard C. Plannigan or Ish
peming, Mich., is the magistrate be
fore whom the Roosevelt-Newett libel
case was. tried.
TURK GRANVIZIER KILLED
MAHMOUD SCHEFKET AND AIDE
DE CAMP ARE SHOT DOWN
Official Account of the Assassination
Is Given Out Ten Shots Were
Fired by Assassins.
Constantinople. Mahmoud Schefket
Pasha, the, Turkish grand vizier and
minister of war, was shot and killed
by assassins. His aide-de-camp, Lieut,
Ibrahim Bey, was also killed. --
Prince Said Halim, foreign minis
ter mnd ex-president of the council
of, state, has been appointed grand
vizier ad interim. , All the other min
isters retain their portfolios..
The following official account of the
assassination .has been Issuedj "
. XOa leaving : the . minister of war, the
grand vizier entered a motor car with
the intention of proceeding to the
sublime porte.' But the car was oblig
ed to stop while going through Bay
czid and - Divan Yolu square . because
the road was torn up. Some persons
in another car, whose identity has
not been established, fired ten shots
at the car. The grand vizier; who was
severely wounded, was taken back to
the ministry , of war, where he died
half an hour later.
"Lieut. Ibrahim Bey, who was ac
companying Mahmour Schefket Pasha,
also was hit by some of the bullets
and subsequently died."
A man named Topal Tewfik, has
been arrested; he is suspected of be
ing one of the assassins. He had in
his possession two revolvers and some
cartridges. . .
PASS WOMAN SUFFRAGE BILL
Governor Will Sign Measure Giving
'' Women Right to Vote.
Springfield, 111. The woman's suf
frage bill, granting women the right
to vote for all statutory offices in
the state of Illinois, . was passed by
the house by a vote of 83 ayes to
Pending notice of a motion to re
consider the vote by which the bill
wa3 passed, it will remain in posses
sion of the house. Unless the house
reconsiders Its vote, which is consid
ered not likely, the suffrage bill will
be up to Governor Dunne by the lat
ter part of the present week for exec
utive approval or vote..
In order to give notice of a motion
to reconsider. Representative McCarty,
Democrat, of Chicago, changed his
vote from "nay' to "aye." He gave
the formal notice that on the next
legislative day he would move a re
consideration. Snowfall in North Carolina.
Bristol, Va. A special from Bakers-
ville, N. C, says that three inches of
snow fell in Mitehell county. The
weather in this entire mountain sec
tion has been the coldest three days
that has ever been known in June.
Cattle owners In western North Caro
lina report that they will be compell
ed to pen their cattle and feed them,
'Troops to Give .Battle to Sultan.
Manila, P. I Brig. Gen. John Per
shing, commander of the department
of Mindanao, has made arrangements
to engage in a decisive fight against
the rebellious Moros entrenched at
Bagsag, under the sultan of Jolo. A
stubborn resistance to the advance of
the American " troops was expected,
and a strong force had therefore been
assembled, consisting of a company
of regular infantry, a troop of cavalry,
seven companies of scouts, two cotn
of constabulary wiih a batte
ry of four mountain gun..
FIGHT IS BREWING
HENRY ALLEGES WALL STREET
IS BACKING CURRENCY
OPPOSITION TO THE IV1EASURE
The Administration Money Measure
Now Ready to Be Presented
to the House.
Washington. An undercurrent of
opposition among a considerable num
ber of house Democrats to this ses
slon of congress took definite shape
when Representative Henry of Texas
chairman of the powerful rules com
mittee, openly charged that Wall
street was back of the propaganda for
While favoring revision of the bank
ing and currency lawg, at the next ses
sion of congress, Mr. Henry insisted
that further investigation of the r so
called "money trust" should be imme
diately pressed. The Pujo committee,
he declared, barely scratched the sur
face of the facts underlying the con
centration . of control of money and
credit, because the controller of the
currency refused access to his records
making it impossible for the investi
gators "to completely expose the ex
isting relations between the Wall
street bankers and their allies with
the trusts and monopolies, stock gam
biers and financial conspirators."
"Wall street bankers," he added
"now are demanding legislation on the
currency question in order that they
may make a market for their com
mercial paper, much of it based on
rotten securities, and have curren
cy issued on their asests."
Mr. Henry introduced a bill to
amend the banking laws, so as to
make banking associations subject to
the visitorial powers, "exercised or di
rected," by congress or by either
house of congress.
While this was going on, it became
known that the administration meas
ure, representing the combined views
of President Wilson, Secretary of the
Navy McAdoo, Senator Owen of Okla
homa, chairman of the senate bank
ing and currency committee, and Rep
resentative Glass, chairman of the
house banking and currency commit
tee of the house probably would meet
to take up the bill. President Wilson
is expected to send a message on the
subject. Mr. Glass had a long con
ference with Secretary McAdoo, go
ing over the details of the bill.
$88,000,000 LEFT BY AST0R
Is the Largest Estate Ever Appraised
in the United States.
New York. The estate of Col. John
Jacob Astor, who perished in the Ti
tanic disaster, was officially appraised
at close to 188,000,000, of which Vin
cent Astor receives $68,964,499; Mrs.
Madeline Force Astor $7,678,896; Mur
iel Astor $4,856,758, and John Jacob
Astor.son of his second marriage, $21,
The estate is declared to be the
largest ever appraised in this coun
Aside from the announcement of
the amounts that revert to the heirs,
there are two features of special in
terest in the aj praisal.
One is the affidavit of the examin
ers that the property embraces in the
antenuptial agreement for Mrs. Ava
Willing Astor, amounting to about $1,-
738,000, which was to have reverted
to her at the time of her husband's
death, now terminates and goes to
Vincent Astor, for the reason that the
youth's mother, although once Colonel
Astor's wife, was not his widow. Mrs.
Ava Willing Astor divorced her hus
band, whose legal widow is Mrs. Mad
eline Force Astor.
Two Birdmen Are Killed.
London. Lieut. James R. B. Kenne
dy of the naval wing of the royal
flying corps, was killed, and C. Gor
don Bell, another aviator, seriously
injured in the fall of a monoplane
near the Brookland's aerodrome. Bell
was driving the machine with Ken
nedy as a passenger. The monoplane
at a height of about 30 feet was go
ing at the race of 80 miles an hour
when Bell essayed a turn and banked
the machine at too great an angle.
Gonzales Minister to Cuba.
Washington. President Wilson
made the following nominations: Min
ister to Cuba, William E. Gonzales, of
South Carolina; minister to Nicara
gua, Benjamin L. Jefferson of Colo
rado; minister to Costa Rica, Edward
J. Hale of North Carolina; assistant
treasurer of the United States at St.
Louis, Willard D. Vandiver. Major
Hale was formerly Democratic state
hnirman in North Carolina and was
once consul at Manchester. England.
He has been active in North Carolina
pyiiih'n as I U a frk-sJ of llryja.
MISS 0LGA SHEPPARD
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Miss Olga Sheppard, sister of Sena
tor Morris Sheppard of Texas, is soon
to become the bride of Cullen Thomas
STRIKE WARJNDER PROBE
CONDITIONS WHICH HAVE KEPT
THE STATE IN CIVIL STRIFE
FOR YEAR INVESTIGATED.
United States Government to Deter
mine Who Is Responsible for the
Conditions That Exist.
Charleston, W. Va. The power and
authority of the government of the
United States came to West Virginia
to determine who is responsible for
the conditions which have kept the
state in virtual civil war for ' more
than a year. Opening the investiga
tion of the coal mine strike which
has dealt death and destruction in the
Paint Creek and Cabin Creek mining
sections, the senate mine strike inves
tigating committee called upon the
military authorities for the records of
the proceedings prior to and under
the declaration of martial law in the
Judge Advocate General George S.
Wallace, Adjutant General Charles D.
Elliott, Major James I. Pratt, Captain
Charles Morgan and Captain Samuel
L. Walker were summoned before the
committee to produce tfc.3 state rec
ords regarding the declaration of
martial law and the proceedings of the
military committee which was placed
in authority in -the strike district. Sen
ator Borah of Idaho desired their tes
timony and their records as the basis
for the branch of, the inquiry w;hich
he is conducting as to the charge
that citizens have been "arrested, tried
and convicted in violation of the Con
stitution and the law of the United
WOMAN IS KILLED IN RIOT
Seven Persons Wounded When Pickets
Interfere With Workmen.
Ipswich, Mass. One woman was
shot and killed, .seven other persons
were wounded by bullets; and many
others, including several policemen,
were hurt by flying missiles ia a strike
riot outside of the Ipswich Hosiery
mills. . Fifteen persons were arrested.
The dead woman was Nocoletta Pau-
delopeulou, aged 27, a spectator of the
fight. Five of the wounded were hur
ried to the Salem hospital in an auto
mobile. All are expected to recover.
Officers were rushesd here in auto
mobiles from Salem, but order had
been restored, before their arrival. The
actual fighting did not last more than
The trouble started when pickets
who have conducted a strike .aginst
the hosiery mills for seven weeks to
gain an Increase in wages, interfered
with the 500 Enelish-sDeakiner em
ployees as they left the mills.
Publicity Law Valid.
Washington. As interpreted by it,
the Supreme court upheld the consti
tutionality of the newspaper publicity
law enacted as a part of the postal
appropriation act of 1912. The partic
ular section attacked was to bar ev
ery newspaper and periodical from the
mails unless the editors or owners
filed with the postal authorities semi
annual sworn statements giving' the
cames of the editors, owners, stock
holders and bondholders. It al-o for
bad" publication cf r-aidfr article
unhji nurU 1 au'vertirer.'.'rr.t."
TO DECIDE ISSUE
WILL PRESENT THE CURRENCY
BILL- AND AWAIT VERDICT
FROM THE PEOPLE.
BELIEVES IN THE PEOPLE
President Believes Strongly That the
Country Will Back Him Up in His
Views That Currency System Should
- Washington. Public opinion, the
soverign voice in law making, is to
decide whether there shall be cur
rency legislation during uhe present
session of Congress.
This is the view Representative
Underwood, the representative leader
in the House, took after a conference
with President Wilson at the White
In the face of conflicting expres
sions from prominent Democrats ia
Congress as to the necessity for cur
rency reform during the present ses
sion, it is the avowed purpose of the
Administration to launch a currency
bill In the House and Senate, which
twill be aecompanied or followed by
the President's message describing
what he believes to be the necessity
for banking reform. Then, according
to Mr. Underwood, the plan of the
House will be to rest on its oars, and
await the expression of the newspa
pers of the country and the opinion
of the bankers and business men gen
erally as to the merits of the Demo
cratic .proposals. Should the discus
sion of the bill in Congress be back
ed up by an insistent demand from
the country at large for an immediate
revision of the currency system, it is
the belief of the Administration that
Senators and Congressmen will yield
their pleas of personal discomfort in
the approaching hot weather.
The President believes strongly that
the country will back him up in his
views that the currency system ought
tdvbe reformed so a3 to alleviate any
stringency that might follow the pas
sage of the tariff bill. Representa
tive Underwood, after his conference
with the President, said that while the
Democratic party had made up its
mind what ought to be done on the
tariff, currency reform was practically
a new question and it would be im
possible to predict how long the House
woud take for a discussion of the bill.
Wilson Still After McCombs.
Washington. President Wilson U
still holding open the ambassadorship
to France for William F. McCombs,
chairman of the Democratic National
Committee. Within the last few days
President Wilson cabled Mr. Mc
Combs, inquiring whether after his
sojourn in France he had changed his
mind about taking the Paris Embassy
No reply was received.
Upholds 2 Cent Rate in Three States.
Washington. Validity of 2-cent pas
senger laws and maximum freight
rates in Arkansas, Missouri and West
Virginia were upheld by the supreme
court in another series of decisions in
the late state rate cases. No decision
was announced In the Kentucky case.
In the Missouri case the great major
ity of rates contested by the railroads
as confiscatory, were iheld valid. State
freight rates established in Oregon
were also approved. All claims that
state laws attacked interfered with in
terstate commerce were swept aside,
fallowing the precedent set in the
Minnesota rate decision a week ago.
Moros Routed, 6 Americans Killed.
Manila. Complete rout of the re
bellious Moros on Mount "Baksak was
accomplished by the American forces
with the loss of six men killed and
seven wounded. . Reports of the en
gagement reaching here by wireless
from the Island of Jolo are very mea
gre. All of the Americans killed were
members of the several companies of
scouts. In the first advance upon the
mountain six Americans were killed.
The number of dead among the Moros
is not known.
Want Convention to Make Reforms.
Washington. Members of the
''Conciliation committee" of progres
sive Republicans who recently made
demands upon the Republican nation
al committee for a national conven
tion this year, have decided to oppose
any action by the national 'committee
to effect proposed reforms without a
party convention. At conferences to
be renewed later questions of reduc
ing Southern representation in na-t.:-;ri'.I
coiiv'-vi'i'.'r..-;, r h"ot. !z;:i d"!1
gates chosen in primaries, and the
"m!r ri-.," ar? t; oonsidr..
LAND OF THE LONG LEAF PlfiE
Short Paragraphs of State News That
Has Been Condensed For People
of the State. .
Salisbury. Five barrels of, loif
beer, alleged to be non-taxable, were
seized by Sheriff J. H. McKenzie near
Salisbury. He arrested Tony Lentz,
a young white anan driving the team.
Vanceboro. The express office at
this place was broken into by an' un
known person, who looted it to the
extent of about $45 worth of clothing
and one gallon of whiskey.
ThomasvilleThe First Baptist
church, of Raleigh, gets the next ses
sion of the Baptist Toung Peoples'
Union, which will be held June 9-11.
1914. The Raleigh Tabernacle church
also invited the convention. ,
Winston-Salem. After a most in
teresting session, the Grand Lodge
Knights of Pythias, Domain of North
Carolina, adjourned to meet in the
annual session in Durham in .June,
Winston-Salem. It i3 estimated
that the taxable property in Winston
Salem will show an increase of near
ly two million dollars. The exact
figures will not be .obtainable ."un
til the tax books are received from
WTilson. The Brett Engineering and
Contracting Company of this city has
been awarded the contract for the
drainage of about 54,000 acres of land
in the Palmetto drainage district
in the vicinity of Elizabeth City.
The contract price is $20,000.
iWinston-Salem. A dispensary for
handling spirituous and malt liquors
for medical purposes only may be es
tablished in this city. The local drug
gists object to paying the license tax
to sell whiskey imposed by the state
and county and city.
Concord. Recently at Locust, ia
Stanly county, 18 miles from here, tha
store and goods of Turner & Little
were completely destroyed by fite.
When discovered, the fire had gained
much headway and soon the store
High Point. That this city is the
logical place not only for the Soutb
ern Furniture Exposition which is to
be held here from June 26 to July 12,
but also the great furniture center of
America, is- clearly demonstrated by
statistics compiled in connection with
the approaching exhibit.
Asheville. Reuben McBrayer, of
Asheville, and Briscoe R. Boulden and
George P. Crutcheld, of Greensboro,
have been appointed Qputy collectors
in the Internal revenue department
and have been assigned to work un
der the direction of Internal Revenue
Agent R. B. Sams, the supervisor of
the two Carolinas.
Spencer. Walter D. Pethel 're
cently received his commission as
postmaster at Spencer and took
charge of the office. Mr. Pethel filed
his bond with the pqUmaster general
10 days ago and the "commission had
been expected for several days. The
appointment was made for four years
dating from May. 26, 1913.
Newbern. After holding a short ,
session several days ago the drug
gists who have been here attending
the thirty-fourth annual convention
of the North Carolina Pharmaceutical
Association decided to give up the
proposed trip through the inland wa
terway canal on the revenue cutter
Pamlico and formally closed the con
Asheville. Seme fear has been ex
pressed in this section of Uie state
that the government would not grant
$10,000 for good roads construction in
McDowell county, because of the fact
that the highway does not form a por- I
tion of a continuous road upon, which .
the entire appropriation fromj the
government for good roads wprk-ls
to be spent. , M
Charlotte. A new railroad connec
tion with Charleston, S. C., la one of
the fortunate possibilities for Char
lotte within the next year or so, ac
cording to the statements of those
who are acquainted with the situation
and posted on railway affairs of. thi?
general territory. This road will, ex
tend from Charlotte t-o Monroe, Mon
roe to Jefferson, S. C, Jefferson to
McBee, McBee to Hartsville, Harts
ville to Florence, Florence to Poston
and Poston to Andrews and on to
High Point. Plans are beins
drawn for the new city reservoir and
the improved water works system
which is to be constructed for High
Point with the proceeds of the new
bond issue. The bonds are to ba
sold July 7, and work will begin Im
mediately. Gastonia. "Irish Jimmy," or Wil
liam Dunn, which is perhaps his cor
rect name, is now behind the bars ia
the county jail at Gastonia, and will
be tried at the August tern: of Cishm
ft'W'rior court chared wit:i brtMkins
is:o a at McAd-iavi:!? yi-jn