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"FOR GOD, FOR COUNTRY AND FOR TRUTH.'
PLYMOUTH, N. C., FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3, 1913.
TEH MEN ARRESTED
AS TRAIN BANDITS
ALL DENY CONNECTION WITH
- HOLD-UP AT BIBBVILLE,
STORY OF THE ROBBERY
Posses Abandon Chase and Leave the
Case to the Railroad
Montgomery,- Ala. Specials from
Tuscaloosa, Ala., say that the depu
ties from Birmingham and Montgom
ery and armed farmers of Tuscaloosa
county have abandoned the search
for the three men who held up and
robbed the express car of the Ala
bama Great Southern train i at Bibb
ville, Ala., and that the case is now
entirely in the hands of the railroad
special officers. Five men have been
arrested at Eutaw, Ala., below Tus
caloosa, none of whom is over thirty
years old, and five others have been
landed in the Tuscaloosa cdunty jail
by Special Agent Hall. All of these
men deny connection with the hold
Mail Clerk Leander Poole gave out
the following statement:
- "The robbery was committeed by
"three masked men, only one of whom
appeared to me to be at all experi
enced. The other two were young and
nervous. One of them did consider
able promiscuous shooting and cursing
in the mail car. Bullets passing
through the mail car narrowly missed
four men. I am confident the rob
bers doing the shooting were drunk.
While crouched under the counter I
had the presence of mind to save
a few registered letters.
"The last charge of dynamite that
blew the express safe was very heavy
It jarred us, 100 yards away. They
had modern appliances equipped with
lights that threw rays so they could
see us, but we could not see them. As
they were marching us back to the pas
senger coaches I fell into a cattle
guard and sprained my ankle. v One
robber warned us of the cattle guard
just as I fell.
"The fireman stated the robbers got
off with mail sacks full of booty. My
impression is they left the ear before
we reached Vance, letting the engine
run wild to throw the posses off the
track. I believe I can identify the rob
ber w, 'did the shooting and cursing.
I got a good look at him. The smaller
robber, who guarded the rear end of
the express car seemed experienced.
The express messnger had no chance
to defend himself."
According to statements of the train
crew, Engineer Daniels and his fire
men were covered with revolvers
when the train stopped on the block
danger signal at Bibbville. The fire
man was forced to uncouple the ex
press, mail and baggage cars, and
they were run down the track some
distance frqm the passenger coaches.
There the mail clerks and express
messenger were driven from the cars
and ' the safes blown open with nitro
glycerine. PROGRESSIVES, WILL RUN.
Chairman' Says Party Will Not Join
New York. Fifteen members of the
Progressive national committee met
here and decided at the next congres
sional election to place a Progressive
candidate in every district in the Unit
ed States. Representative William
Hinebaugh, Illinois, chairman of the
party's congressional committee, de
clared the Progressives had no inten
tion of joining the Republicans,
v "There can be no so-called Progres
sive Republicans in the Progressive
party," he said. "A man either is a
Republican or he is a Progresive."
A joint campaign committee repre
senting the Progressive national com
mittee and the Progressive congres
sion committee was organized. . It
consists of Col. Theodore Roosevelt,
former Senator Beveridge of Indiana,
Walter F. Brown, George W. Perkins,
Medill McCormlck, Representative
Hinebaugh and Miss Frances Keller.
It will meet at an early date in this
city to mature plans for the party's
fight to nominate and elect straight
out Progressive candidates for con
gress in the campaign of next year.
2,000,000 Lady Bugs Visiting Chicago
Chicago. About two billion lady
bugs are flying around Chicago ow
ing to the carelessness of an employe
of the International Refrigeration Ex
position at the stock yards amphi
theater. The frozen insects were
packed in an Icebound case with a
glass top. When an attendant filled
the refrigerator he forgot to close it
and soon the bugs were revived by
the warm air and flew away. The
lady bugs were shipped from Califor
nia, where they are used to fight the
fruit scale. "
HENRY A. M0RGENTHAU.
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Henry Morgenthau, treasurer of the
Democratic National Committee, tes
tified before the court of impeach
ment, which is trying Gov. William
Sulzer on the charges of high crimes
and misdemeanors that Sulzer, after
being impeached by the assembly,
urged, him (Morgenthau) to treat his
campaign contribution of $1,000 as a
purely personal matter.
POLICE OF COUNTRY NOTIFIED
TO BE ON WATCH FOR
JOSEPH ' ELLIS.
After Stripping Corpses of Valuables,
Murderer Vanishes Latest Crime
In Indianapolis, Indiana.'
Indianapolis, Ind. Convinced that
the young man who brutally murder
ed Joseph Schlansky, a clothing mer
chant,, in a hotel here, is the same
person who has committed similar
crimes in several Eastern and Middle
Western cities, the local police de
partment asked officers In every large
city east of the Mississippi river to
watch for the slayer. They believe
the murderer is Joseph Ellis, about
twenty-one years old of Richmond,
After murdering the merchant, the
man discarded a collar spotted with
blood, walked to nearby store.
where he purchased another and then,
returning to the lobby of the hotel
wherein his victim lay dead, remained
for an hour or more. . Late, in the
afternoon the slayer returned to his
room, and then, going to the union de-
"pot, secured his suitcase from the
checkroom and is believed to have
caught an eastbound train.
In each town where the man oper
ated his scheme was the same. He
would register at a hotel mder an
assumed name, call on either one of
the smaller clothing merchants or a
second-hand dealer and, explaining to
them that he had some samples he
must get out of his possession at jonce,
asked the dealer to go to his room.
Once in the man's room the proced
ure nearly always was the same. The
victim either was struck down or was
forced at the point of a revolver to
submit to being bound and gagged.
Then his valuables were stolen, and
the robber, leaving the merchant to
be discovered by hotel employees, de
parted. Want Corn Instead of Cotton.
Chicago. The responsibility of
averting a future meat famine was
put up to small farmers by speakers
at the eighth annual convention of
the American Meat Packers' Conven
tion here. All the speakers agreed
that if the decrease in meat produc
tion of the last ten years is not stop
ped, the question of the meat supply
for the people of the United States
will be most serious. Among the rem
edies suggested were: Every small
farmer should raise at least two beef
steers a year to effect the decreased
production of the great ranches of the
Across Mediterranean Aviator Flies.
Bizerta, Tunis. Roland G. Garros,
the French aviator, flew 558 miles
across the Mediterranean from ,St.
Raphael, France, to this city, the
most northern seaport of Tunis. His
time was 7 hours and 53 minutes. He
started here at 1:45 p. m. The flight
is the longest over-sea journey ever
made in an aeroplane. The aviator
refused to accept the advice offered
him that re should affix floaters to
his aeroplaoe as a precaution in case
he should le forced to descend on the
HUERTA BUS TO
THE UNITED STATES
FOREIGN MINISTER OF MEXICO
IS NOMINATED FOR THE
HE MUST LEAVE OFFICE
Futility of Opposing U. S. Dawns On
Him Believes Gamboa'will Sat
Mexico City. Frederico Gamboa,
minister of .foreign affairs, was nom
inated for(the presidency by the Cath
olic party convention. Gen. Eugenie
Rascon was nominated for the vice
presidency. Both candidates are re
garded as men of high standing. Se
nor Gamboa accepted the candidacy.
Frederico Gamboa was a disciple of
Ignacio Mariscal, at one time minis
ter to the United States. He whs sub
secretary of foreign affairs under Mar
iscal. Later he became minister of
the Netherlands, and has recognized
ability as a diplomat. He is a writer
of some note; and is about fifty years
Gen. Eugenie Rascon was minister
of war under Provisional President
de la Barra. He served as military
commander of the federal district for
a short time, and later as governor of
Yucatan. He is 65 years of age and
has a long military record.
According to a promineat member
of the Catholic party, the selection
of candidates was made with the ap
proval of General Huerta, and there
fore means the elimination of Huerta
as a presidential possibility.
The efforts of the Catholic party, It
is said, have been directed at! the
selection of men who would be ac
ceptable to the United States. The
choice fell upon Senor Gamboa, for
the reason that he has not been prom
inently identified with any political
party, while it is believed that he will
have the confidence of Liberals as well
as Catholics, and upon General Ras
con, who is regarded as a desirable
running mate for similar reasons. He
was a friend of Porfirio Diaz, and was
Madero's choice for war minister in
de la Barra's cabinet.
"MAN FAILURE" THE CAUSE
Interstate commerce Commission De
nounces Directors and T-ainmen.
Washington. "Man failure" all
along the line, from officials and di
rectors of the New Haven railroad
down to its trainmen, is held by the
interstate commerce commission to
have been the cause of the Wa' ling
ford wreck, September 2, in which 21
were killed and 35 injured. In its
report made public the commission
blames the crews of the wreck trains
for lapses and scores officers and di
rectors for "inefficiency of manage
ment." Operating officials of the New Ha
ven and the officers and directors
of the system are grilled scathingly
for promulgation of regulations that
were permitted to become practically
"dead letters" and for not seeing to
it personally that operating conditions
were what they had directed them to
"Man failure in this case," said
Commissioner McChord, who prepar
ed the report after an exhaustive per
sonal Investigation of the accident,
"began high up in official authority
and it was a natural sequence that it
readhed down to those in positions
lower in official rank, but still weight
ed with great responsibility."
Alcohol Congress for U. S.
Milan, Italy. The president of the
fourteenth International coneress on
alcoholism, Dr. Angeio Filippeui, au
nounced at the session that the per
manent committee had decided to pro
pose that the congress in 1915 should
be held in the United States. This
requires the ratification of the whole
congress prior to adjournment. Sev
eral interesting papers were read, in
cluding one by William Johnson of
Westerville, Ohio, dealing with the
fight against alcoholism in the Unit
ed States. The delegates also dis
cussed the .liquor traffic from an eco
Hermit Is Robbed and Shot.
W'aycross, Ga. After lying in the
bushes near the ruins of his home,
which had been destroyed by a negro
who first robbed the place and then
shot him, James Bennett, known as
"The Hermit" in the Manor section
of Ware county, was found in a seri
ous condition. According to a story,
a negro strange to him entered his
home and when discovered fired twice
at Mr. Bennett, only one shot taking
effect. The negro then finished his
search of the house, presumably try
ing to find a sum of money
CHARLES S. THOMAS
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Charles S. Thomas, the newly elect
ed senator from Colorado, Is a Georgl
an by birth, a graduate of the Univer
sity of Michigan, and has practiced law
In Colorado since 1871. He served one
term as governor of the state.
80 PERSONS ARE KILLED
TWO TRAINS ON THE MEXICAN
NATIONAL RAILWAY ARE
Only American on Train Escaped In
jury, But Was Robbed Dyna
mite Mines Exploded.
Laredo, Texas. Fifty persons were
killed when rebels dynamited a pas
senger train on the Mexican National
railway, sixty miles south of Saltillo,
Mexico, according to official reports
to Mexican federal headquarters In
Nuevo Laredo. The train was then
looted and the surviving passengers
robbed, it is said.
Forty federal soldiers and ten sec
ond class passengers comprised the
official death list. The number of
Injured were not given.
W. W. Morvain of San Francisco,
the only American on the train, is
said to have escaped injury, but was
Two dynamite mines were set off by
electricity, it is said. The first class
coach was only derailed, but the bag
gage, express and two second class
coaches were blown to pieces.
AMERICAN SCHOOL SEIZED
Seizure In Line With Plan of Greeks
to Terrorize Albanians.
Vienna, Austria. The Greek author
ities at Koritsa, in Albania, seized the
American mission school there, where
Instruction is given to nearly one hun
dred Albanian girls. The information
reached here in a telegram from Avlo
na, the principal seaport of Albania on
the Adriatic sea.
The Greeks also have arrested
mainy Albanians who recently return
ed to Koritsa from America and oth
er foreign countries, releasing them
from detention only when the Albani
ans promised to join In the agitation
for the incorporation of the district
The whole affair forms part of the
Greek terrorization of the Albanian
population with the object of compell
ing them to agree with inclusion of
the whole of Albania in the kingdom
The mission is in charge of Phineas
B. Kennedy, a native of New Jersey
and a Princeton graduate.
Colleagues Honor Roddenberry.
Wp shin eto ?nators Baon '
Hoh.e buiuu and every lutuioer oi
the (Georgia delegation in congress,
except Representative Tom Bell, the
Democratic whip of theh ouse, left
Washington to attend the funeral of
Representative Roddenberry. Speak
er Clark offered no objeetion to the
Georgia members going and agreed it
was right and proper, but in view of
the probability that Representative
Bell would be needed to whip up the
voters for the vote on the tariff con
ference report, he insisted that Mr.
Bell should remain.
Sulzer Must Go to Trial.
Albany, N. Y. Governor William
Sulzer must go to trial. This was
decided by the high court of impeach
ment when, by a vote of 51 to 1, its
members overruled the motion of the
governor's counsel to dismiss the pro
ceedings on the ground that he was
unconstitutionally impeached by the
assembly, because that body, In ex
tra session, brought the impeachment.
Senator Gottfried H. Wende of Buf
falo, Democrat, an ardent supporter
of the governor, cast the solitary nay.
Seven members kere absent.
LATEST NEWS OF
THE STATE FREIGHT RATES ARE
STILL UNDER FIRE IN BOTH
CRAIG'S MESSAGE IS READ
Governor Advises That Railroads' Of
fer Be Accepted. Who Have Passes
Clark of Pitt, Introduces Resolu
tion In House to Find Out.
Raleigh. In the Senate Senator
Bryan introduced tthe bill carrying all
the iproposed amendments to the Con
stitution, as prepared by the Commls
elon on Constitutional Amendments,
together with the machinery for the
people to vote on ratification.
'Senator Pharr Introduced the reso
lution from the committee on rules
providing that the business of this
session shx 1 be confined to matters
pertaining to the rate and the consti
tutional amendment (proposals except
that local Mils that cover emergencies
and contingencies arising from those
passed at the regular session may be
introduced, but must all be Introduc
ed by October 1. '
The message from Governor Craig
was presented ;by special messenger
at 11 o'clock and read immediately.
Governor Craig's special message,
recommending the acceptance of the
offer of the carriers as a settlement
of the freiglit rate controversy, a res
olution by Clark of Pitt to request
the Corporation Commission to furnisih
the names of legislators riding on
railroad passes, introduction of two
amendments to the Constitution and a
score of local (bills were the principal
features in the House.
The Senate discussed at acme length
the status of the LegLjlative Comotfs
sion on Constitutional Amendments
and the standing report of the com
mission had in the Senate the conclu
sion being reached that the commis
sion's work is finished an-d that the
regular Committee on Constitutional
Amendments has now the right to
consider the various proposals to
amend the Constitution and any oth
ers that may be offered, all to take
their regular course as new bills.
Representative Williams of Bun
combe presented in the form of a kill
the proposed amendments to the Con
stitution recommended by the com
mission that sat during the summer.
Mr. Williams urged that the amend
ments "be considered by the House,
section by section, sitting as commit
tee of the whole. '
Speaker Murphy announced the fol
lowing committee assignments:
Corporations, Dowd; Public Service
Corporations, Woodard, Dowd, Rufnn;
Constitutional Amendments, Dowd,
Rufnn, Woodard; Agriculture, Cro-
nartie; Judiciary tto. 1, Woodard;
Banking and Currency, Rufftn; Edu
cation, Rufnn; Oyster, Hooker.
Freight rates aad constitutional
amendments took a back seat in the
legislature Saturday when local leg
islation and special issues came to
the fore, and the senate consumed
the larger part of an liour and a half
session in discussing a bill by Sena
tor Peterson of Sampson, making it
a misdemeanor for any one not in the
United States army or navy or state
guard to wear any distinctive part f
the uniform, or for any person to re
fuse admission to any soldier or sail
or, solely on account of his uniform.
The determination of the house not
to consider the proposed amendments
to the constitution until Tuesday, the
refusal to concur in the senate joint
resolution -to limit the introduction
of local bills an-d sticking to its own
resolution, the referring of all public
bills to the proper committees for
more scanning and the introduction
of numerous new bills and the pass
age of many others on final reading
these were the matters that the
house considered Saturday.
Is Banished From Old North State.
Otis Brown, a member of a promi
nent Ashe ville family, must leave
the state or serve a term of two
years on the county roads, accord
ing to a sentence imposed by Judge
Frank Carter in superior court. It
was reported that Brown had left
the city. The defendant recently at
a session of court, pleaded guilty to
charges of carrying concealed wea.p
pons and assault with a deadly weap
on. The sentence was imposed with
the understanding that Brown be giv
en an opportunity to leave.
NOT IGNORED IN THE OFFER
Some One Discovers That North
eastern Carolina Gets Reduced
Rates. Chance For Jobbers.
Raleigh. The corporation commis
slon finds that more substantial re
ductions will be worked out on rates
from the west to the northeastern
part of the state, where it had not
been understood that any reduction
would be made, than to any other
section of the state in the applica
tions of the pending freight rate pro
posal. No reductions were to be made in
the rates south of the basing point
of Norfolk on the line out of Nor
folk to Washington, the line via Nor
folk to Edenton, the Coast Line to
Kelford and the Seaboard via Boy
kins to Lewiston until the rate out o!
Norfolk to get beyond 45 cents first
class from Norfolk, and, therefore,
no reductions liad been heretofore
mentioned to points on these lines. It
developed that the proposition making
the rate of 77 cents from the Ohio
River crossings to Weldon the mini
mum rate to all points on the north
ern border will result in the. most
substantial reductions on the lines
This grows out of the fact that
heretofore no through class rates
have been published from the West
to these points and they 'hare been
denied the benefit of Che proportion
al rates out of Norfolk than other
points in the state their through
rates from the West have been high
er. Under the proposition as it now
stands Elizabeth Otty will get reduc
tions of 15 cents first class from Cin-
ctonati and related poiots Edenton
25 cents reduction, Aulander 28 cents
and Rich Square 37 cents, with 'corre
sponding reductions on other
This will give very substantial re
ductions to practically all towns In "
Northampton, Hertford, Bertie, Cho
wan. Gates. Peraulmn..s PasemotaiiV.
Oamden and Currituck counties.
This section of the state has been
anade largely tributaTy to Norfolk,
the corporation commissioners say,
by reason of its through rates being
on the full combination yia Norfolk.
The commission predicts that these
reductions in the through rates will
put a number of prosperous whole
sale and jobbing houses in the coun-
tlAa imfniev in fhla inn
Governor Grants Four Pardons.
Governor Craig granted four par
dons. Prank Prapst, Alexander coun
ty, is pardoned from the remainder
of an eight-year sentence for second
degree murder on condition that he
remain law-abiding. John Howard of
Cleveland county, convicted this
spring of larceny and sentenced to
five years on the roads Is pardoned
on recommendation of the judge and
solicitor. J. W. Seachum, of Davie
county, is pardoned from 18 months
in jail for retailing on condition that
he show good behavior at each court
for two years. John M. Freeman of
Rowan county, serving four years on
the chaingang for larceny is pardon
ed on condition that he give a $100
bond for good behavior for two years.
He is in very poor health.
Organize Agricultural Society.
The Catawba County Agricultural
Society is , the name of an organiza
tion recently perfected in Hie county.
A meeting was held in the Startown
High School building, officers elected
and plans laid for the work. The
object of the organization is to work
for the advancement of the farmers,
country schools and country life gen
erally. The society will hold a coun
ty agricultural fair this Fall and each
succeeding year, provided the fann
ers take the necesnary interest. , At
these fairs the different farm pro
ducts of the county will be given on
topics pertaining to farm life.
North Carolina New Enterprises.
The secretary of state issued two
charters as follows: Morehead Coca
Cola Bottling Company of Wilming
ton. Authorized capital, $5,000, with
$1,000 paid in by G. H. Hutaff, W. J.
Hutaff and TaMtha Hutaff. Norton-
Johnson Company of Durham, to deal
in real estate, etc.; authorized capi
tal, $50,000, with $2,250 paid in by
L. Watts Norton, A. B. Johnson and
Cyrum Thompson, Jr.
To Attend Segregation Conference.
Dr. H. Q. Alexander, president of
the Farmers' Union, expects to at
tend the segregation conference
which is to b held in Raleigh, Octo
ber 20. Dr. Alexander will be a dele
gate from Mecklenburg county. The
conference is called by the recent
notice of Mr. Clarence Toe, through
the columns of hrs paper, The Pro
gressive Farmer, and deals with tte
segregation of the two races in the
rural districts. There will likely, be a
targe number of prominent men o!
the state pxeaaut. j