North Carolina Newspapers

United Daughters .
of Ihe Confederacy
Elect Their Officers
The State convention of the United
Daughters of the Confederacy, In
following officers for the year: *
For president there wero nominat
ed Mrs. F. M. Williams, of Newton,
the recording secretary; Mrs. Leo D.
Heartt, of Raleigh; Mrs? Joseph ue
Daniels, of Raleigh; Mrs. Marshal
Williajjis, of Warsaw. Th^ three last
named requested that their names be
withdrawn In fairar of Mrs. F. M.
"Williams, of Newton, wbOae name
they did not know would he present
ed to the convention. Mrs. Williams
xvas then elected by a rising vote.
Mrs. Williams made a feeling speech
In which she thanked the convention
for" the honor conferred upon her.
Sirs. M. 8. Willard, of Wilmington,
was elected first vice president with
out opposition, the secretary being
requested to cast the entire vote of
the convention for hec. The secre
tary also cast the vote of the conven
tlon for Mrs. Josephus Daniels, for.
second vice president; and MIbs Cah
rie Leaser, of Moorcsvllle, third vice
president- Several "names were pre
gentcd for recording secretary, but
were later withdrawn and Mrs. T.- TJ
Thrash, of Tarboro, was unanimously
elected. Mrs. W. C. Finlster, of New
ton . was elected corresponding sec
retary and Mrs ? Eugene Little, of
Wadosboro, was reelected treasurer.
Other officers w.ere elected as follows:
I^eglstrar, Mrs. W. W. Wattd, Char
lotte; recorder of crosses, Mrs. Thos.
D. Craig, of Gaston la; reelected; his
torian, MJbs Rebecca Cameron, Hllls
boro, reelected ; assistant historian,,
Mrs. W. O. Shannon. Henderson * also
reelected; chaplain, Miss Hettle
James, of Wilmington.
At the morning session the follow
ing young ladles were appointed tell
ers for the election with Mrs. C^th
bert Martin as chairman: Miss Madge
Webb, of Shelby; Miss Shuford, of
Gastonia; Miss Rodman, of Washing
ton; Miss Anita DeRoset. of Wil
mington. To the surprise of all the
?ervlce~of the tellers were not need
** ed and after the election of the chap
lain tne president announced tnat the
young ladles could retire to their
seats The election was probably the
most harmonious In _ tfee hlator/ of (
the Division. Certainly it could not
have been more harmonious.
Mrs. Williams, the newly elected
president, stated that North Carolina i
bad an excellent chance of securing j
tional organization, and suggested
that the convention endorse Its can
didate.. Mrs. I. W. Faison, the retir
ing president, was nominated and
upon motion of Mrs. Josephud Dan
iels sho was endorsed for the ofllcc by
a rising vote. Mrs. Falsoir-sfild that
it was Hie proudest moment of her
life. She remarked that at the last
general meeting the honor was ten
dered to Mrs. Stonewall jacTcson, of
Charlotte, but on accQu?*-'ef'i"5er ad
vanced age she decided to serve. She
said that many ol the States had en
dorsed her for the honor, but as there
was another candidate In the fleid, a
West Virginia lady, her election was
not*icertaln, the other lady having
been connected with the general or
ganization for a longer period. Sho
again thanked the convention for
naming her as their choice for the
presidency soj the larger body.
The new officers wero then escort
ed to the stage and introduced to the
convention. At 3:40 the convention
'took a recess until 10 o'clock this
morning and the Daughters attend
ed in a body tho laying of the corner
stone of the monument tu George
Davis. ,
Plans for the memorial arch which
it^i?_jiroposed to erect in Raleigh,
were discussed at length. Arthe last
meeting a committee was appointed
to Investigate and ascertain if the
names of veterans could be carved
upon the stones and tho arch retain
ita beauty. After consulting with
many experienced engineers that con
clusion-had been reached that the
names should be inscribed, upon
bronze tablets placed .on the side of
the arch. The arch will be of Con
federate gray stones and according
to the plans^submitted will be 24
feet wide at the base and 18 feet
high and will cost about $2,000, of
which amount $900 has already been
contributed by 45 of the chapters of
the State. It la hoped , to have thff*
entire amount in hand within the
next two or three years. Upon mo
tion of Mrs. Eugene Llixle the com^
mlttee, of which Mrs. E. R. Moffit Is
chairman, was empowered to proceed
with the work of raising the funds
and' erecting the arch.
The next convention will be held
at Rocky Mount
^Spanish Anthonties~ Are Try- 1
ing to Suppress News of
Ferrer's Death.
8an Sebastian, Spain, via Hdndaye,
Franco. Oct. IB. ? The rigorous cen
? gorahip preveats the transmlegloa of
news regarding the effect In the prov
inces of the execution of Ferrer. Only
? official reports -of the court martial
and execution are allowed to be pub
nsheiTlrere. ~Acts of reprisal against
tfrw rlprlralj Qro ant i/itpa tnA QrOat
excitement Is reported in the mining
districts near Bilbao, where troop*
are concentrating to check possible
disorders. ? ;
Paris, Oct. 14. ? The demonstra
nun^'llryniiDowfuwir nrirw
cutlon of Francisco Ferrer wore very
marked throughout France today,
and from reports received tonight
they still contlhuef
~ Serf cms disturbances occurred at
Lyons, where thousands of workmen
? and many socialists and anarchists
? paraded. y' '
Cherbrero, France, Oct. IB. ? A
?bomb was found In Barcelona this af
ternoon. - If was placed in a special
wagon, where It exploded without do
ing any harm. Judging from the.
contents of the bomb considerable
damage would have been done If It
had exploded in the streets. The cen
sorshlp at Barcelona -has been re
doubled. The body of Ferrer was
buried this morning In the Civil cem
etery. m
Trieste, Austria, Oct. IB. ? Rioters
advanced In the direction of the
fi pan Ish^nnsn lata about TO ^'cloek
this evening, but being -repulsed by,
? police they marohed through the city,
breaking many windows. More than
66 arrests were made.
? ftplllvan has retumnrt
the Roanoke Union of the Baptist
.. Church. He reports .1 most pleasant
Thirty-Seven" Have" Been Re
ported Dead ? Devastation
Memphis, Tenn., Oct.' 15. ? With
the known death list already reach
ing a UUi uC 37 live* and with 12
others reported dead, with scores
seriously injure#, and many others
painfully bruised and scarred and
with the property damage running
| to s aWloQ dollars or- more, the.
nc anri destruction or"lho otorm
which swopt nflddle and wwt Tennes
of Arkansas and South Carolina late,
yesterday afternoon and last night!
grows hourly as reports are received
munication is gradually resumed to a
normal condition.
The rftorm of last night was the
worst that has visited, this section of
ilea were laid waste, towns were de
stroyed, plantations were greatly
damaged, and from all sections of the
stop in "swept area come reports of loins ?
of life. The llts of reported dead fol
lows^ __
Denmark, Tenn., 1. *
Mulberry, Tenn., l. - _
Stantonvllle, Tenn., 13 people re
potted killed f unconfirmed. )
Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., 6.
Near 8tanleyvllle, 8.
Near Cartersville, Oa., 2.
Scottsboro, Ala., 4.
Wyeth Cove, Aim., 8.
Stanton, Tenn., 1.
Mlxon, Tenn., 5.
Hpn. John H. Small has been
named by Governor Kit^hla as one oT
the delegates to attend t^e Atlantic
Deeper Waterways Association to be
1m?M In Norfolk _ VnnmiW
John -Br Bragaw, Jr., from Mr. R.
Lee Bonner, Bast Main street, and
now being remodeled and otherwise
la -1
Party's Policy Outlined
He Also Expresses Fear ifThere
\Va? a National Meeting Open
to All as the Men Opposed to
the Masses Would Control.
Lincoln, Neb., Oct. 15. ? Mr. Bryan
objects to the proposed Democratic
national conference. In the Com
moner he says that some of the East
ern papers "are suggesting a national
conference to outline a policy for the^
national Democrats, but who would
do the Inviting and who would at
tend? How coulct^'o get a more rep
resentative body than the last Demo
cratic convention?
"It adopted a platform and outlined
a policy which was indorsed , by the
Democrats of the country. . There
were- a few Democrats who were not
in harmony with the platform adopt
ed. and some of them did not support
the ticket. 'They. might be In favor of
I a conference, but what influence
would such a conference have, except
to sound a note of discord? The%
value of the conference depends en
ttrely-ttpon those fe'ho Attend it. What
assurance would we have that any
national conference would be suffi
ciently representative of the masses
to speak with authority? State con
ferences are much more defendable
than a national conference, because
State conferences can be more easily
attended by tho massj and file than a
national conference.
"Th?j people who would be most
apt to attend a national cpnferejice,
If it were open to all,, would be the
very people who could not go as dele
gates to' a representative Democratic
gathering ? namely, the men who are
pecuniarily interested In defeating
the popular will."
. ? ? ^
Banquet to Be a 1
Gorgeous Affair
rJuaror, Mexico, Oct. 16. ? Arrange
ments for the banquet to be given
here tonight by the President of
Mexico In honor of the President of
the UnitestStates have been complet
ed on a scalo of magnificence such as
has been seldom witnessed on the
North AmerUfth Continent. The af
American ?olqrj and "with oil paint
liigs uf Wash lug tun; atmeles. and Za?
ragoxa. _
The menu has been prepared by M.
Sylvian Daumont, who was for many
y<*ars the chef of Alphonso XII of
Spain and is now recognized as the
leading caterer of Mexico. Adorning
the .banquet hoard will, be the -his
torical and celebrated presidential
silver and_ plate composing a great
portion of the silver and china form
ing tho banquet service of Emperor
Maximilian.' The set comprises sev
eral thousand pieces, and convnareg
favorably in richnesB and splendor
with the famed^ sets of the Old World
royal famftles.
Covers will be laid for one hundred
and fifty guesta: President Taft will
Jm tti?mmn?nl<ul Ja - *??-? w.- ?
Secretaries Dickinson $nd NagelT"
Postmaster General Hitchcock, Sen
ator Bailey, Governor Campbell of
Texas, Brigadier General Myer and
staff. and Captain BuU,-tb* -military
aide to the President.
There wilt be two fonts only at
the banquet, namely, those of the
Presidents. The dinner will last an
hour and forty-five mlnutes.^and then
President Taft will bid farewell- to
President Diax and return to El Paso.
k former resident ni Washington,
' " Iwt?i?d In ib? Jar weai, in send
ing a check for his subscription to the
sDaily News, compliments the paper In
the following word^: "Allow mejto
congratulate you for getting out~the
*est dally paper dear old Washington
has erer had." Thla is but one of
the maay sueh letters consUntly r?
I cefveJ at tile business office for which
w?*P%el grateful,
have returned.
*?Mlss Mary Fowlar an* Mta* Uda
Rodman .returned this' meaning from
1* ~ ?
D. McMlllln. and
are most enthusiastic over the de
of the Daughters of the Confederacy,
Mra. Fanny Ransoms William*,
daughter of Gen. Robert ? Ransome.
MM vice
-Sale in Four^Weeks
- * I
H. K. WolcotCE. A. Baird, T.
J. Jarvis and Frederick Hoff
Special Masters4fon
Norfolk & Southeat.
Richmond, Va.. Oct.
decree entered In _Um
District Court today
muud Waddill, Jr..
closure proceedings
the Truarcompany of^
sale of the properllefeia
franchises and prlvti
folk and Southern R*lJ
ration existing under
Slates of Virginia, an{
liQa, was ordered, tlx*
sale being to end the
Sale of the
HI. ? Under a;
Faulted States J
Vy Judge Ed-!
luant to fore^
?d July l by
America, tWT
issets, rights,
of the Nor*
? laws of the
North Caro
fcurpore of the
-?sting receiv
Harry K. Walcoft
Jr.. of Norfolk: Thomjs 2
Greenville. N. c.t and Trei
of New York, are appoln
K. R. Baird
i J iryis, of I
idorlck Hoff,
Jinted special
masters to make and conduct the sale
and transfer the properties. Each of
the special masters Is required to give
a one hundred thousand dollar bond,
payable to^tfte Unltea #tates of Amer
ica with surety to be approved by the
court. 1
The sale will $e at public auction
upon the premises ox tfce Park avenue
station of the Norfolk and Southern
5n Norfolk. The day of the sale will
be fixed by the special masters, at
the request of the solicitors of the
complainants, but not until notice
.has been published onh> a week for
^our -consecutive weeks in newspa
pers designated under the degree.
The masters are privileged to invite
bids, but each biddef must deposit
two hundred thousamd dollars, all
such funds to be deposited. In the
National Bank of'COMmerca In Nor
the first refunding mortgage bonds,
with interest on overdue installments.
The entire sum duo under the pro
ceedings Is $16,039,081.94. The Nor
folk and Southern road controls a
trackage of 606.27 miles. The cor
poration was formed on October 29,
by the consolidation of the Norfolk
and Southern Railway Company, the
Virginia and Carolina Railway Com
lina Railway Company and *he Ral
?lgU aud Pumlli'U SOHhd Kfillwly"
' jpiSGl
The Country Aroused
i Fighting Has Taken Place and
Several Have Been Killed ?
People Axe Flocking to the
. ' . *
I New Orieui, Oct. l|. ? A special^
to? the Times-Democrat from Blue-.
Aeldg, Nlcaraugua. by wirosless via
Colon, says:
"Thb~ revolution leaded bv Gen.
Joan J. Estrada against President
Zelaya has aroused ~tlie entire coun
try and seems to be sweeping the \
cbuntry. Everywhere the people are j
reported to be flocking to the armies;
of the revolutionist*. ^ - J
"From "the Interior comes news
that? the revolutionists have seized
Rivas and ai?o that Corimo, tho &oa
port on the Pa?, has declared for the
revolution and. _has ovortlirown the
government there.
"News from Oreytown today is that
there waj some fighting there before
the city wasta'ken by the revolution
ists. Colonel Urgte> the head of sev
eral hundred revolutionists, arrived
at Oreytown before the main body of
the insurgents under Oeneral Chara
: oi'ro Estrada. Colonel Urgte called
upon the garrison to surrender, but
was met with a volley. His men re
turned the Are and afterka fight rush
ed the garrison and captured )?'and
then took possession of the town with
no further disturbance.
"In the fighting- there were some
fatalities, several men being killed on
either side and a number wounded.
"Upon the arrival at Oreytown
later In the evening of Tuesday of
the main body under -General Cha
morro Estrada the entire forces left
for, the interior to attack the fortified
town of Castillo." ? : ? - ? .
ball club at the cltj hall Monday,
night, October IS. at 8 o'clock. TMU
meeting w?Jl be held for the purpose
of arranging a date for a game with
Tarfloro. to -be played in Washington.
All who expect to Cry for the tiatn
are requested to attend this meeting.
Miss Annie Payne held the winning
in the drawing contest for the hand
painted "cTilna pitcher. -Xhe-twmWT
urawing 'tie ,,itcirer
The Gem Theater to Be
Remodeled and Beauti
? ? fied
The patrons of the Gem Theater
may look for decided improvements
at this? well-known playhouse in the
near future If the plans of the pro
prietors, Messrs. O'Connor &. Mul
rora, are carried out. When these al
terations are made.the Gem will com
pare favorably with any moving pic
^bxcepted. -The Gem bids fair to be
the largest moving film exchange In
thla-se?tlon. The entire front of the,
theater Is to be remodeled and the
painting. *ftA-decoratlo? contemplated
will makeit attractive and beautiful.
Marked changes are to be made
throughout the building. Nothing
I cheap or shoddy will be uaed, only J
first-class work in every particular.
Rev. M. T. PAyler, , pastor of the |
First Methodist Church, will preach \
at the county home tomorrow- after- 1
noon at 3 o ciock. ine public are tn
vlted to attend. .
Dr. D. M. Fields, who has been the J
clever and efflclont druggist at Dr
Tayloe's drug store for pometlme, has I
resigned his position and will travel]
the State of South Carolina for the 1
firm of John W. Kennedy ft Co.,
| Wholesale druggists. Jfc has the beat
while* of all trar i
-- T-rf" .
of Europe. Mrs Moea hu been
I abroad for about three month., Mr
Lniit KiM for ll?? wao ?,?!?.
j?M* Lwcea. I
The Gem Theater enjoys a h'igh
place among its patrons and It Is
mrntfc-g4-atlf? 'nrc It 4+iw
to know that their efforts to please
13 appreciated. When Messrs. O'Con
nor and Mulford took charge of the
Gem the moving picture business was
not patronized a* novr. They openedj
through push and energy and with
only incentive ? to please ? at once
received the- cordial support of the
people so much so that nearly every
News doubts If there is a town_4n
North Carolina whore the moving pic
ture shows are better patronized or
where the piogram given la more
worthy of merit.
Reception for Mr.
and Mrs. Bragaw;
Messrs. Edward and Thomas CJark
will give a reception at the residence |
of Mr. Thomas Clark, East Main1
street, next Monday evening, from 9
to 12, complimentary te Mr. and Mrs.
J. G. Bragaw, Jr. The public are cor
Mr. and
t/> return
tour Monday on
1:45 p. m. Atlantic Coast Line
The steamer Hatteraa which baa
her rogular route for the
Heavy Hail Storm
Visits the City of
Atlanta Friday
| Atlanta, Ga., Oct. 13.? This city!
? wan bombarded for ten minutes last '
| bv- thn l.-atiest I'iilktftfm j
which has ever been recorded in At- 1
lanta, when the actual size of the i
hailstone* ranged from the tfimen-j
sions of a hen egg to those of a tea
cup. Between $20,006 and 936.000
worth of plate glass and window i
panes were Ueptolished, the tnuiayor-i
tatlon facilities tied up for a season
-and half the city plunged Into u
j panic of fright. Hundreds of teams
wero sertojitgM jn m&H>enlc hr the
unnatural behavior of the elements;
live electric light wires were snapped
in twain. Que luUlstoue? aetually
weighed, showed seven ounces. The
Hainan was distributed all over-Tire
city, not falling heavily on any one
place, office buildings and skyscrap
ers being the largest suffererjt -Street
cars were flight in the storm, win
dows broken out and passengers
drenched, but no serious casualties
axft report^. Report s~ - from low ns """
around Atlanta report the same con
ditions but no serious damage. '
Telephone ancl telepgraph wires
were . 4>uL ' Out of commission for a _/
Lieutenant Richter Found in His
Room Suspended From the
Newport News, Va.. Oct. 15. ? aK>
ter having dinner with a young lady
and spending the evening in her com
pany at the Chamberlain hotel, Old
Point Comfort, Lieut. Carl K. Rich
terT U. "5." N., 2.S years old, ch 1W en
gineer officer of the U. S. gunboat
Marietta, went to hlB vessel in Hamp
ton Roads at midnight and his dead
body was found hanging by a strap
to the wall in his quarters this morn
Lieutenant Richter did not appear
for breakfast at the usual lime this
morning and his absence cauBed the
commanding officer to send an order
ly to his quftrters. The room door
was locked, and as the officer failed
to respond to the repeated knocks
and calls from the orderly, the door
was broken open. There hanging In
the room was the body of the dead
officer. He had used a leather strap
as a rope, placing one end on a peg
in the wall and the other around his
neck. body was faurrli'tny CTTT
dcnrrt. trad been -dead wvml
hours. All attempts to secure a gen
eral statement from any of the offi
cers on the Marietta tog^y or to
night have proved futile?
No one seems to know why the un
fortunate lieutenant should have end
ed his life, as he was of a happy dis
position and was not thought to have
been despondent. The identity of hfa
rttmpaillmi ai the Chamberlain last
night has not been learned. She may
hnfr--"7~rl-1h1niT rrf ii'ii n ilf Mil
L|eutenant Richter was born in
lmv-i n4 ivar ,| (..ti,. .s>v,T|
Academy in 1900, graduating in the
? spring of 1906. He served as an en
sign on the battleship Illinois, and
three months ago was appointed jun
ior. lieutenant and assigned to the
Marietta. He mad" the cruise around
the world with the -Atlahtir fteot ?n
I the Ilfcrrhip.
Will Be Celebrated by M. E.
Sunday School? Babies Are
The Methodlat Sunday School will
observe tomorrow as Children's. Day..
The excrcisea will begin at 4 o'clock,
and It Is the purpose tt> have the en
tire baby roll in fact, every baby In
the congregation, present at this
hour. All the parents and adult mem
bers of the congregation are request
ed to he present alee. The baby roll
will be called, and each parent will
be asked to answer for their child.
There will be an address delivered
by H. C. Carter. Jr., Esq-. on the ad- _
vantage of the Sunday School, to the
child. Mr. Carter is a most interest
ing speaker, and all who hear him
I will no doubt team something edify
ing and instructive.
A collection will be taken for the
Children's Day fund, which goes to
ward -^elfTlng the needy Sunday
Schools fa the bounds of the North
Carolina Conference and It is to be J
hoped a nice sum will be Yealized.
A cordial Invitation is extended to
WWf B9BMT or m Aim MA aii
others to be present. ' There will be
| Charles Waljare Hodges, aged fire]
parents, Mr. and Map. John Gray]
Hodges. Old Ford, S. C , yesterday
morning. The funeral was conducted
this morning by Rev J.. A- Sullivan.
large number of friends and neigh
bors. The Interment was tn the home
W/ta? ?roun<L IjgjV A
WRIGHT $12,50T
He Presents His Bill to Hudson
~ Fulton Commission and Gets
New York. Oct. 15. ? For the spec
tacular flights he made over New
York Day and up the Hudson during
the celebration, Wilbur Wright re5
celved $12,500 from the Hudson-Ful
ton Commission. Wright put In his
bill for that amount and it was paid
by the commission today. Glenn H.
Curtlss received $5,000 for his par
ticipation in the celebration.
The Atlantic waterway commission
has asked to have the Half Moon dent
to Norfolk. Va.. to participate in the
waterways convention on November
IT. The request will be acted upon
Paris. Oct. 15. ? The Compagnio
Generate de Navigation Aerlenne,
which controls the patents of the
\\rright brothers, so far as their ex
ploitation In France is concerned, to
day caused a theoretical seizure to
be effected of practically every bi
plane oa~ exhibition a! the aeronautic
salon now in session here, on the
ground tnat^certain details oi tneir
? Wiurti-Ticttwn were Infringements
the Wright patents.
T_her?? will be a box party given at
Pineville Schoolhouse next Saturday
night. October 22, for the benefit of
Ware's Chapel Methodist Church.
4arg*? number shnuld attend and hotp
a worthy cause.
IMr. ITparrow T
to Be Speaker
? The Young Men's Christian League
meets at the Chamber of Commerce
rooms Sunday afternoon at 3 o>lock.
The following is th*> nrngranr
Opening hymn. No. 204.
Hymn No. 190.
Scripture reading.
Vocal solo. Mrs.? A. G. Smither.
QoooBipan.pij ti\ Mi. 8 m It her.
Address. Mr. John B. Sparrow.
Subject, "a Y oiing Man s Influence."
Hymn N*o. 147.
An aro coraiany Jnvneatono pres
ent especially the fodlcs and young
The play given Ejpre'Tawt ritght by
Mr. Edouard D'Olze and his excellent
company of actors -was perhaps the
best ever seen here. Although "the
stage was too small to allow thfeir
scenery to be put on, still one forgot
the lack of appropriate surroundings
when witnessing such fine acting. In
Shakespearean plays the success de- I
pends upon the quality of the acting,
not the scenic effects, and this com
pauj liii Lai n 1.* i.aiua up lu LIlU murg
in this respect. Mr. D'Olie's Shylock
was as flne a bit of acting as can be
seen, and the Portia of Miss Eugenia
Flagg left nothing to be desired.
Washington was lucky to have the
opportunity to see this masterpiece of
Shakespeare's. ? N ;
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