A Home Newspaper Published in the Interest of the People and : for Honesty in Governmental Affairs
VOL. VU1 :NO. 23
Salisbury, N. O.v WednespayMay ; :22nd, ; 1912.
WM. H. CTtVART, EDITCn
CAPT. SAMUEL E. LINTON. DEAD.
Ccaslructei The First 6as plant in Salis-
feiry uii is Wei! Benenbered Here.
Raleigb. K. 6: .May 17.Capt.
Samnel E . ' Lnfcon, moat highly
esteemed baaiaess man- of Kaleight
and foimerly of Charlotte, died
at hla liome on North Wil miDg
"ton atreet. thit city, this morn
ing at 4:10 o'clock the nes of
hia death oooaiioning the deepest
regret hera and wherever he was
knlwn thjronK&out the atate. He
haa been in failing health for
everal monthi and wai known to
be in a dangerous condition for
aeveral weeks past. However, he
had improved considerably so
that his friends were not all "pre
pared for the news of his deaper
ate illneas and death . The re
mains will be carried to Charlotte
tomorrow afternoon for bo rial,
the tuneral to be from St . Mark's
Lutheran church there,' of which
he was one of the fouuders.
Oapt. Liutou waB bora in Phila
delphia in 1835 He came scutb
in 1865. He located in Salisbury
where he erected a gts plant, It
was wnile located in Salisbury
that he came to Raleigh, and in
stalled the gas fixtures in the
state capitol building, a long dif
ficult task, but one that was per
formed in such manner as to
elicit the highest compliments
right along up to the present
He removed to Columbia in
1861 and established a gas plant
there and aB the civil war ad
vanced he rendered such service
to the confederacy as to be
granted exemption from military
duty. : After the civil war Capt.
Linton went to Jacksonville, Fla.,
and installed a gas plant.
In 1875 he removed to Char
lotte where he was engaged in his
ipefeialwork of gas - plan t : pmp
agement for twenty-four years,
proving a most useful and valued
citizen. He became cne of the
founders of St. Mark's Lutheran
oburch, and retained his member
ship there to the end. He came
to Raleigh in 1899 and took
charge of the gas plant here
whioh he managed as president of
the company until it told out to
the Carolina Power and Light
company Beveral months ago.
Since then he has retired from ac
tive business. While retaining
his membership in St. Mark's
Lutheran church, Charlotte, here,
he worshipped regularly with the
congregation of the Church iof
the Good Shepherd, Raleigh
(Episcopal), and. was a large
contributor to the support of the
Capt. Linton waa twice
married, first to Miss Roxie
Fraley, of Salisbury. She died
leaving no children. Later he
married Miss Mary Frances Mc
Rae, of Montgomery county.
She and six children survive.
They are Misses Mary and Lottie
V. Linton, Raleigh ; 8. E. Linton,
Jr , Linton Falls ; Mrs. W. N. H
Smith, Raleigh; Mrs. A. O.
Corpening, Roskingham, and T.
S Linton, Raleigh, S. E. Linton,
Jr., is to come from Soux Falls,
S P., before the funeral takes
place at Charlotte.
YacDB Ice Machine For Honsebold Use.
A German vacum ioe machine,
made in sizes adapted for use in
the homo, is of interest because it
does not involve the use of sul
phuric or jother dangerous acids,
says Popular Mechancs Magazine
for June. It may be operated by
hand or by a small electric mo
tor, the smallest type of machine
producing from 4 to 6 lb. of ice
at each operation. .
Helps A Judge In Bad Fix. .
Justice Eli Cherry, of Gillis Mills,
Tenn., was plainly worried. A
bad sore on his leg had baffled
several dootors and long resisted
all remedies, "l tnougnt it was
a cancer," he wrote. "At last I
used Bucklen's Arnica Salve, and
waa completely cured," -Cures
' burns, be lis, ulcers, outs bruises
and piles, . 25 cents at all drug-
VOTES CLAIMED BY CANDIDATES.
Chances For National Conreotloa Honors
at Baltimorre and Chleago.
Washington. May 19 The
situation as to how many votes in
tha Raitimnrft convention will be
received by the various candidates
is more or less confusing.
There seem to be authentically
named for Mr, Wilson 126,
Clark, upon the same basis of
reasoning, is creaitea wiin zoo,
Mr. "Underwood, instraoted, o4.
Governor Baldwin, 14.
Governor Marshall, 80.
Governor Burks, 10.
Governor Harmon, 2.
The following is up to Saturday
i i i it . m a
morning compiiea Dy tne iait
To be elected, 120.
Delegates in the Chhago con
vention, 1 078.
Neoessary to nominate, 540.
It is believed that the LaFol
lette and Cummins strength will
ultimately go to Roosevelt.
Should the Roosevelt delegates
from the South be seated it will
materially change the situation
ia the convention. The Roose
velt faction is laying - great stress
upon the ultimate hope of con
troling the organization of; the
o invention. Senator Dixon,
Colonel Roosevelt's manager, has
already stated that such would be
HE MAY BOLT PARTY ACTION.
Colonel Will Not Stand foe Frand In Con
lentioa, lotlnates A Disnrptioa.
XJolumbus, O., May 17. A
veiled threat to bolt the republi-
nominated ' by the seating of
fraudulently elected delegates,
was voiced tonight by Colonel
It was while Roosevelt was
pounding the president for wink
ing, as he charged, at the election
of delegates by fraud that Roose
velt made. his threat.
He averted to the action of the
Taft leaders in the state of Wash
ington in holding a "rump" con
vention and arbitrarily electing
fourteen delegates at large after
shutting the Roosevelt men out.
"When Mr. Taft says the Chi
cago convention will be controlled
by the friends of constitutional
government, he means that it will
be controlled by such men as
Lorimer and Penrose and by the
delegates fraudulently seated from
states like Washington where,
avowedly, they would be seated
not because they represent the
people but because they do not
represent the people," declared
Roosevelt hotly. "Mr Taft is
miataken. Tne unicago conven
tion will not be controlled by
fraud and foake."
the oolonel went on with increas
ing emphasis "will be unsucess-
ul. If successful let me tell you
this," and Roosevelt pointed his
finger at the crowd, "it would
mean the disruption of the repub
lican party. The colonel's ut
terance was hailed with a roar of
Durham, May 19. The frater
nal orders iii Bast Durham have
and. are making plans to unite in
au effort to have a three-story
hall built to hold their meetings,
and also for a regular fraternal
home. The building is not to ex
eeed in cost over fifteen thousand
dollars, and to be of the best ma
terial possible. The three orders
that are making an effort to get the
new building are the Juniors, the
K . of P.'s and the Odd Fellows.
This will be the best building . in
the town of East Durham, and
will be a big help in the growth
of that place. Just where the
.... . . v
building will be erected has not
as yet been decided on as a suits
ble site has not been announced.
This is the largest projeot that
the Est Durham peop!e have
ever had to come before them,
and the will meet it with full
RICHESON BREAKS DOWN.
Boston Murderer Collapses and Raves I
Hjsiericailr Oier Fancied Persecuiloo. 1
Boston, Mass., May 18. Clar-
ence V. T. Ribheson slept in deep J
sleen this mornins under the in-
fiuenoe of opiates. The fortitude
of the clergyman whaawaits elec
trocution for mui during Avis
Linnell, 'gave way last night.
The collapse came while Richeson
was beseeching Attorney Morsel
fco h&ve his bod v interred beside
his mother in Vireinia. He I
raved hysterically over the fan-la
cied persecution of the two gnards I
forming the death watch.
Richeson learned definately for
the first time yesterday he mast
die by electrocution. Through I
the day he bore himself with out- I
ward calm. Later the awful import
began to impress itself upon him.
Some one of those wJqo entered
the chamber told the prisoner
that his father did not want his
body taken to Virginia for burial.
Richeson immediatly broke down
and made pitiful appeala to his
lawyer to airange that he might
lie beside his mother in the fami
ly lot. As the day lengthened
other rooidends -disturbed Riche
son. The discussion between
Richeson, his counsel and spirit
ual adviser turned upon tne exe
cution. - The prisoner begged Mr .
Stebbins, the prison chaplain,
and Rev. Herbert Johnson, his
chosen adviser, to walk to the
chair with him. He expressed
the wish that Morse be with him
during the last few minutes.'
Richeson exacted a promise that
one ot the ministers would remain
with him until he died. He ate
no dinner or supper. Jt was near
ly 12 hours after learning his fate
that Richeson burst into a paroz-
yam of grief. . He threw himself I
upon nil oos moaning ana Baiie&
rng.- His arjnvandu -shoulders
lwncnea ana ma mco wm uiattuc-
ted in agony.
During the spell of hysteria,
moneson a eiauce iexi uuuu tun i
-r- I . 1 .II
guards sitting in the death watch
and he soreamed out in horror:
"They're watching me, they're
watching me." Warden Bridgen
was notified and hurried to the
death houa9. When the physiaian
reached the death-house in re-
snonse to the summons Richeson
apparantly was unoonsoious. Dr.
Lyons administered a sedative.
The prisoner fell asleep about 2
o'clock, remaining in slumber un
til a late hour. The attack fol
lowsout the alienist' conclusion
that Richeson, although sane, was
subjeot to periodical spells of emo
tional disturbance, or hysterical
dsliiium. It was olaimed that
such attacks would be of short
There will be no advance an
nouncement of the hour of Richs-
son's execution, Beyond the sta
tutory provision that it must oc
cur between midnight and sun
rise, the prison warden has discre
tion extending over the week des
ignated by the court for the in
fliction of the death penalty. It
is thought the execution will take
place Tuesday morning.
Chicago, May 17. Armour &
Co. was indicted by the grand
jury today for criminal violation
of the United States meat inspec
tion laws for alleged iuterstate
arnnmanr, or mp&ta witnnnt; in
spection by government agents
The indiotments wete returned be
foreUnited States District Judge
The indictment, in four counts,
charees that the packing firm on
March 13 shipped forty calves to
South Bend, Ind., Without the
meat being inspected and stamped
under Federal laws and in evasion
of the meat shipment regulations,
The maximum penalty for such
violations as are charged is im
prisonment for two years, a fine
of $10,000 or both.
A similar indictment waa re
turned against Fred Oppenheimer,
a commission mercnant, wno is
charged, with having shipped un
inspected msat to a branch plant
of Armour & Co.. in Davenport,
Ia., last Marob.
J FLOYD ALLEN FOUND GUILTY
Lawyer for Defense Says fis got a Fair
Trial. Dot win Appeal. -
Wythville, Va., May .I7---J
Floyd Allen's jury today -und
him irailtv of murder in ,the7.first
degree. Death- in
chair is the penalty. - :.
After a night of defeneration,
which at one time threatened a
disagreement, the juryHfUed into
court this morning anC delivered
its verdict. Sentence : was de-
f erred, as Allen may be called as
witness in the trivia of his
kinsmen, who are alio, charged
with the five murders n Carroll
A sparsely filled court room
heard the end of the trials Some
thought that fear of an.vQUtbreak,
such as marked the adverse ver-'l
diet at Hills rille, might be seen
today. It was impossible, how
ever. Officers searched' all who
entered the room.
The other prisoners, probably
will be tried immediately.
Claude, Friel and Victor Allenr
Byrd Marion and Sidna Edwards,
are under indictment for the
murders, while Sidna, . Allen and
Wesley Edwards, two other mem
bers of the gang, are atill at large.
In his cell tonight, - surrounded I
by guards, Allen broke put into a
tirade of defence of tne' law. 'I
am not going to the electrio
chair," he shouted. ?I've still
got - some friends -in Carroll
county-." -v. -
The guards are fearful that
Allen may repeat his attempt at
suioide, and one or more are- al
ways locked in the cell with him.
Bristol, Va. May l7.--MFJDyd
Allen got a fair trial' declared
Judge in if. Uglesby, wno. re
turned to Bristol thisiafternoon,
after spending three weeks in - de -
ae aeiense inrousnoui. ' I
Judge Oglesby eaid that a writ I
of error would at once be asked,
XT 1 A. 1 TT .
unaer ene v irginia practice an i
appeal does not come as a matter
of right but only by permission of
the higher court after it has con
sidered the grounds for appeal.
Judge Oglesby said that Floyd
Allen's case was prejudiced by
the faot that during the trial he
was so heavily guarded as to give
the impression to the jury that he
is a desperado even though his leg
is broken, and is likely to shoot
up another court.
Judge Oglesby was more hope-
fal of saving young Claude Allen,
whose trial will be
Prssnyterian Assembly Will Spend Large
Sum For Church Work.
Louisville, Ey., May 17, The
Presbyterian Church in the Unit
ed States of America was pledged
by its general assembly late, to
day to a campaign of increased
evangelistic effort throughout the
coming year. To this end the as
semoiy voted unanimously to re
tain in service tne speoial com
mittee on evangelastio work.
ine reappointing and rein-
structiog of this committee came
at the close of the day's session,
devoted to the tusiness of the
Church. Numerous routine mat
ters were disposed of.
The moderator. Rev. Mark A.
Matthews of Seattle, announoed
the appointment of James Year-
lance of New York, who has been
in attendance on every General
I Aaaemblv for over forty years as
L Approximately $3,250,000 will
I be expended by the several boards
and other agencies of the Church
in furthering the -work of the
Church during the year ending
March 1, 1918, according to fig-
urea nresented in the report of the
An repui. """ """
on evangensiio w piaceu tne
approximate total of members in
the Churoh at 1,870,000, the an-
nnaLTate'of increase being corn-
nuted ' at about
one and three-
j tenthi per cent
tense oi sne uarrpnoft&xjcians iiiia breeding: plaoea around our I Terv troni? evideno that hlpBI8n' " mEy oe IOWMW Ww
Wait They do, How The; dolt, and How
v to Preient Them.
prospeoti are flue
this season for the mosquito. AH
they need is a little more time.
They will do the rest. Wet
weather, with abundance of
water standing about in ponds,
swamps, puddles, rain barrels,
old tin cans, bottles, dishes,, roof
pouting, etc., furnishes ideal
mosquito- conditions. Add to
this from one to two weeka of
weather and the result will be
1 1 n m
marvelous, inousandi oi mos
quitoes will appear as if by
Of oouree a few will bite
while others will hum and buzz
around your ears in a .tortuous
wtay when you wish to sleep, rest
or read. But this is the least of
the trouble. What they may do
is to inject the tiniest amount of
malarial germs into your blood.
That will give you malarial chills
and fever for months or years.
make you generally inefficient,
impoverish your blood, and make
you the easy prey of scores cf
other diseases that you would not
Approximately 550 North Caro
linians died of malaria last year,
and several times as many died
of other diseases becauses their
bodies were in such an "all run
down" oondition, due to malaria
and the mosquito bite, that they
contracted every other disease to
which they were at all liable.
Fortunately the mosquito is
not a great traveler . He usually
resides within from one hundred
to fiye hundred feet of his birth
place. Winds may occasionally
drive him farther away, but like
the fly, he is very domestic.
Therein lies our cue.
TV . . I
trick, it tne average
in the city would have removed
all his old tin cans, bottles, tubs,
I. . .
barrels, buckets, and otner ves-
sels containing water, if he would
examine his roof spouting and
cellar to see that there is no stale
water, and if he would either fill
or drain all low wet holes, his
mosquito pests would be decreas
ed over half. If be sucoeed in
getting his neighbors on both
sides to do the same thing, he
will have less than a fourth of an
average mosquito crop. If be can
get all the people in his block
to abolish all their mosquito
breeding places and keep them
abolished for the summer, he will
not have one mosquito where he
hid ten last year, and when the
entire town learna to follow suit.
roosQuitoes will be round only in
But perhaps you nave no near
by neighbor, or he does not
know about mosquitoes, or dees
not care to know. Yon can still
win out. Simply abolish all of
your mosquito breeding plaoes,
both inside and outside the house,
screen the doors and windows
with fine screen, not less than
eighteen meshes to the inch, and
kill the mosquitoes that get into
the housa. Mosquitoes and flies
are easily stupified by burning
pyrethrum or "insect powder
When stupmed they may be
easily swept up and destroyed
In bed rooms further precautions
may be taken by having the beds
soreened with fine mosquito net
ting. The State Board of Health,
at Raleigh, publishes a free pam
phlet on the mosquito and
malaria, which tells about the
pest and the disease1 he produces.
Write for it.
The Demons Of the Swamp
are., mosqmsos. as tuey sting
they put deadly malaria germs in
the blood. Then follow the ioy
ohills and the fires of fever. The
appetite flies and the strength
fails; also malaria often, paves
he way for deadly typhoid. But
Electric Bitters kill and cast out
?e maiana germs irom tne piood ;
. . . ;
I give you a nue appetite ana renew
your strength. 'After long suf-
fflP M wrofeB Wm. Fretwell. of
Luoama, N. 0., "three bottles
drove all the malaria from my
system, and I've had- good health
ever since." Best f or all stomach,
liver and kidney ills. 50 ots. at
all druggists, v
LESSONS FROM "TITANIC" DISASTER.'
Life Boats Uncerfaln. Seieril liBpron-
meats Needed to Make Sei traief Safer
Now that tha first shock of the
"Titanic" - disaster is over, the
world is in better condition - to
hear what the most able authori
ties have to say on the subject.
in the June Lumber of Pormlar I
- : r r
Mechanics Magazine anoears an I
article! by D. W. Taylor. Naval
Constructor, U. S. Navy , discuss-:
ing the accident iu its important
phases. Mr. Taylor is pre-emi
nently fitted to write on this sub
ject, and his article is enhanced
by many fine illustrations and
fdiagrams. He says :
"The 'Titanic, catastrophe
teaches no new lesson as regards!
the fallibility of man. It simply
famished another example of the
well established principle that if,
iu the conduct of any enterprise
an error of human ludgment or
fault working of the human
senses involves disaster comes.
' Looking backward it is easy to
sse that the long established pass-
age lanes of the Atlantio involved
langtr of just such an accident,
and from the point, of view of
safety it 'was an error of judg
ment to give them such a north-1
"Looking backward it deems an
error of judgment of the captain
of the 'Titanic, to risk passage
near the ice. That gallant officer
and gentleman went , down with
his ship to honorable death, and
his story can never be told. It
seems practically certain that be
did not for one moment think he
was running any material risk of
acoident to his vessel, much less
risk of destruction. The mere
fact that he was not on -the bridse
at the timn of thu nnUi-irin i
cleared the bergs whose position
nan been repotted to mm.
"Picked captains of Atlantio
liners cling to the bridge to the
point of exhaustion whenever
they consider the circumstances
to involve the least danger to the'
"If Captain Smith erred, it was
the error of a captain whose rec
ord and experience were of the
best. We need not expect to se-
cure greater safety by better cap-
"The most salient fact is that
if the 'Titanic had carrrid more
boats or a number of life rafts in
addition to her boats, many more
lives would have' been saved.
'The facts that under the cir -
cumstances more boats would
have saved many more lives from
the 'Titinio' and that she could
have carried about three times as
many boats as she had, should
not blind onr eyes to the fact that
lifeboats are, after all, a very in
efficient device for Baving life
from a sinking veissl; If the
Titanic' had actually orrried 56
boats, it does not seem at all like
ly that nearly all of them would
have been- launched. One she
did carry was not launohed at all,
being inconveniently stowed. The I
crew was new to the ship and ap-
parently had been given no ade -
quate boat drill, but on the other
hand the conditions were exceo -
tionally favorable, there being ap
parently an unusually smooth sea
and little list of the vessel at any
time.' Had there been any sea
worthy of the name, the roll of
survivors would have been short
"The difficulty of launching
lifeboats is enormously increased
by a very moderate sea and the
chance of living in them after
launching very much reduoed.
Properly built boats with air
tanks would not sink, but if over-
I loaded ad inadequately manned,
the majority of the passengers
would succumb vey soou. A boat .
whicn would carry 60 or- oo per
sons in smooth water could not
carry nearly bo many in rough
"Lifeboats, no matter how
muoh improved, will probably
always be inefficient as life-saving
appliinoei for the mammoth
- SAVEO.000 UYtSYAft:
6casisptlaa Rati Fills Tiles is Fist is
General Death Rate.
In theil6atleirdnrl901 to 19)0.
the death rate" from tuberculcaia
in the United! States. Reclined
from 198i9or;BWjfr-100,000 per
eons living to 160.8, a decrease of
18 7 HPT ftRIlt M1r lha min.Ml
. -jmr-t .-. . s .
UD w jnoinoing an causes
of death rfaftHrroi- i nnA.k.i
as fast, or at the rate of 0 7vper
cent, from 1656.0 to 1495.8.
These figures" were given Cut in
a statement issued today by The
National "AierjaBiation - for the
Study and Pretention of Tubercu
losis. They are based on data ab
stracted from the reports of 'the
United States Bureau of the Cent
sue, and-covers- the -registration
area in this ocmntry. 'According
to the statement the tuberculosis
death rate has declined Steadily
since 1904, " when it was i 201.6.
On the other hand, the general
death rate shows a fluettfation
downward in -general trend, but
not as steadily-as the tuberculosis
rate.- The decline in the tubercu
losis death rate in the last ten
years means a saving of 27,000
lives at the present time.
In certain cities, such as New
York, Bostonj Cleveland and
Chicago, and in States like Mass
achusetts, Rhode Island and Con
necticut, the decline in the tuber
culosis death rate is much more
marked than in the oountry at
The Natidnal Association says
that there are many factors work
ing together to oause the decline
in the tuberculosis ; death rate,
such factors as the change in the
character of our urban population,
increased sanitation, and better
housing, rut probably as potent
I a factor as any has been the na
I a ' a " r . . . .. .
won wjae anti-Buoeremoeis cam-
j the' effect! of the ptesenl rkbidly
I lucreasmg provisnn ior tne care
?f tuberculosis patients shall have
Deoome evident, tne decline in
the death rate from consumption
in the coming decade will be even
more marked than that in the
. . .
steamers of today. Something
different is needed.
"There will be a flood of sugges
tions as a result of the Titanio'
disaster. A favorite idea is a
refuge deok or similar device to
I which all bands repair when the
ship begins to sink . and which
floats cheerfully away as the ship
takes her last plunge. The idea"
ia not so easy to carry out as to
1 conceive, but there seem no insu-
I perable mechanical difficulties in
Mr. Taylor summarizes his sug
gestions for increased safety aa
"1, Ai an immediate measure
sufficient boats should be carried
for all souls on boardj but acorn
binationof boats and lafge' un
sinkable self-launching life rafts
would be better.
"2. The radio-telegraphic
equipment and operation should
be auch that vessels near each
other should be able to communi-
l "a Longitudinal water tight
wing bulkheads, or the equivalent
1 should be fitted.
"4 Transverse watertight bulk
heads should extend to the high
est continuous deck as' regards
everal at each end, and several
that come next should extend to
the next deck below.
u5. A stout and reliably
watertight deok should be fitted
in the vioinity of the waterline or
a little above it.
"6. Rudders should have
aboout double the areas now com
monly fitted on merohant vessels
with operating gear of adequate
power and speed. "
What Texana Admire
is hearty, vigorous lifer according
to Hugh Tallman, jf San Anto
nio. "We fndr he writea," that
Dr.' King's New Life Pills surely
put -new life and energy into a
ersOn.4 Wife and I believe they
are the 5 best' made." Excellent
or itomaoli, liver or idnj -troables
. 25 eta t all druaUtsa,
-P it :"