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RALCIGH, N. C. THURSDAY, JULY 6. 1911.
WIRE TRUST IS INDICTED.
THE LEGAL OATTLE OH
, f VOU
heard that Katy did?
ay, you will think that wool
. ins In the Golden Age.
; Mr. Bryan.
ru - they have stopped the sale of
(.;ir-l'-r some may feel constrained
drink the real article.
who is in control of Democ-
K. rn has shown his whiskers.
The Raleigh Evening Times is try
in u boost the Harmon boom in this
Mno Indictment for Violation of J
SfHTwan AntS-TntAt Law Several
Companie Involved. I
New York, June 29. Nina in-f
wh-n the Democrat get into dictmenta charging restraint of trade?
-xt flsnt. Sn vl0lall0a of the Sherman anti-
. j trust law were returned by a Fed-
Wilmington Star says we seem Serai grand Jury here this afternoon
Well, many association ana a
long list of individuals comprising
Ube so-called "Wire Trust a Cilia ted
j with the steel Industry.
Democrats are ready to lnves-i PromIneBt among tbe defendants
raarly everything except the are nerDrt L. Satterlee, president j
..r high taxes. j of the Hablrshaw Wire Company,)
Yonkers, N. Y., and a ton-in-law of
J. Pierpont Morgan; William P.j
Palmer, president of the American!
Steel & Wire Company, a subsidiary
of the United States Steel Corpor
j ation, and Frank J. Gould, of New
i Vnrlf nrosMont nf tha Old Tin ml n-
(i V, -l a gknwn hla tooth Dirt '
racy; jon ir0n & Nail Works Co., Belle
Isle, Richmond, Va.
"What this suit charges," said
District Attorney Wise, "is a trade
agreement in restraint pf trade."
The Government does not seek to
establish a physical or fiscal merger
of the properties or interests indict
ed, but a series of pools to maintain
prices and apportion territory, In
elimination of competition, and so
in violation of the Sherman act.
Thus the suit appears as a fur
ther earnest effort of the Govern
ment's determination to deal rigor
ously with restrictive trade agree
There is no indication, however,
that evidence gathered by the Bu
reau of corporations in. Us investiga
tion of the steel corporation played
any part Indicted associations. 9
Only two of the subsidiary com
Danles of the United States Steel
Corporation are mentioned, namely,
the American Steel & Wire Co. and
the Trenton Iron Company. The
American Steel & Wire Co., however,
is mentioned in the indictments
against seven of the associations. In
the Indictment against the Tele
phone Cable Association and the
Fine Magnet Wire Association ii is
Aa foments All in in the Ware
Kramer Case Against the
American Tobacco Co.
A NON-SUIT REFUSED
AXOTHEK -JACK Til P. lUrTOt"
Killing Women la Atlanta at I&egnIr
Interval sued Carve All .Viae
Atlanta Cook Terror!!. i
ITALKS c:i nEciraocnvr gmaM-
o j a v ft f j t. Isar CBsjamw femsim He
rrtftcent Talt U reeled oyf t At tt o uimk
Large Crowd at India
Prosecution Agreed to a XonSuit taf
Atlanta. Ca.. Jaly 3. Tbe eighth
eo&seeutlte victim f Atlanta euro j
"Jack the Ripper fame to ber death
Saturday night at practically the?, 1
same boar and In almost Identically! nFFPMhC MIC PACITffltl
tbe same manner In whkh the other; ,IIV"
seven mulatto women were killed. I .
Lena Sharpe, about forty years eld, I IYri4etit I&aUt Tbat the inrS
the Case A gain t Carter Lawrera wa ound dead with her bead almost!
j severed. Her body waa horribly taa-
Now A rgtiing Case lief ore the J ury tilated. i
Meaure U Ilepabikaa Dortrtaw
I tfcreoaad for &mh ImttmU&AUemk.
Waat U. C Jly t,-X
iaweesaavf tatefttirattea ef all el tbe
feirtw rea$aw ta t Calt4
I Sutra aircs4 by tbe uurft
merre U ts-4r et4t4 by
! tbe Ifttejsgiato Corr Omalv
stoa ea iu ea cjetiea
Kt$4aily la aatlrtatiea ef tbU
1 actios by tbe CesaiMUs4 trattlial-
Uut the boom won't boost.
It inipht prove interesting reading
if ,he Democratic politicians would
explain why all the Democratic coun
ties are in debt.
An exchange is advertising for a
Democrat who has never been known
to kick. Our contemporary is wast
in some valuable advertising space.
An exchange says the people are
using less of the luxuries now. In
stead they are being furnished with
the bitter fruits of a Democratic Congress.
Bryan's paper refers to the editors
of The Houston Post and the Rich
mond Times-Dispatch as "hired men.
The Democratic editors should re
Kigltt Speeches to lie Made, With
So Time Umlt Cae Will Hardly
Go to the Jury Ilefore First of
Judge Connor yesterday denied the
motion of the American Tobacco
Company for a non-suit in the mil
lion-dollar case of the Ware-Kramer
Company against the American To
bacco Company. All the evidence Is
daughter of the dead woman, wbof
bad gone in search of her, waa also
attacked by a negro whom she bad
never seen before. She waa badly i
cat, but escaped, and It la thought j
she will recover. I
become terrorized. .The seriea of mur
ders Is spoke of with bated breath,
and at night there are few negro wo
men on the streets. Negro preach-
Say Uls rtitla lUffrra Oaly ly all ef tbe ire sa! wltb
SllChUy Frwn Idc HeU by lh "8 lSt I Ute
irraurday Sle4 mew unfa, rtlt
er lreOJfit4 fUalne mod aUKlaleyj xul 1st, wbicb are tUve4 to be
in and the case is now being argued ers nave taaen tne muraers ior a
by the lawyers. Mr. Junius Parker, j text aa thlr congregations, ever
of New York, led off yesterday in emotional, have been worked up Into
The Durham Herald says that If
protection is what the Industries of
the South need, then it Is and has
been giving its support to the wrong
CALIFORNIA HAS EARTHQUAKE.
The Raleigh correspondent of the
Charlotte Observer says the Senato
rial race 13 slowing up. Probably for
the purpose of catching breath and
to get a better hold.
One of the editors of the Catawba
County News claims to. have eaten
eighteen slices of pie at one sitting.
But it will be remembered that the
aforesaid editor is a Democrat.
The Statesville Landmark says
there is something rotten in the State
Department at Washington. 'That
may be so, but there are some condi
tions closer home that smell a great
Sliock Was the Heaviest Since the
Disastrous .Earthquake in 1906
People All Rushed From Their
Homes to the Streets One Died
San Francisco, Cal., July 1 Heavy
earthquake shocks lasted for thirty
minutes and the heaviest since the
big quake of five years ago, were felt
here this afternoon. In the down
town business district the shocks
were especially severe.
The cornice stone of the Merchants
Bank was noved out of place and
there were cracks in many of the
buildings. A remarkable feature of
the quake in the city was the groan
ing and cracking of the steel sky
scrapers, and this noise did more to
frighten the people than anything
At the first quake people rushed
from their houses and Market Street,
in the business district, was quickly
filled with employes from the, build
ings between Third and Fourth
The shock was the heaviest since
defease (of the American Tobacco
Company. Eight speeches will be
made to the jury. The defendants
will have the closing as well as the
A motion to non-suit as to W. M.
Carter, alleged In the complaint to
have conspired with the American
Tobacco Company, was allowed. The
plaintiff offered ao testimony to
show that Mr. Carter entered intoa
Judge Connor said he hoped coun
sel would confine themselves to facts
brought , out In the testimony and
not endeavor to confuse the minds
of jurors. The court did not want to
interrupt counsel and he desired that
counsel would not put into their ar
gument things that were apartjtrom
No time limit was fixed by the
court and the attoraeys may speak
as long as they like. It is not ex
pected that the arguments will be
concluded before the end of the week
and the case will hardly be decided
before the first of next week.
Spied on Shipments.
A few days ago Judge Connor an
a state of religious frenzy.
Negro cooks and housemaids are
refusing to work after dark In cases
where they have any distance to go.
and the problem of help Is becoming
Negro Killings Frequent There.
Murders of negroes by negroes are
frequent on Saturday nights, when
blind-tiger whiskey has been flowing
freely, and if the homicides had beea
of the ordinary kind where there is a
heated quarrel, a blow, the crack of
a pistol or the glitter of a knife In
aay of the many dives and dance
halls, little would be thought of IL
But this new. variety of crime la as
heartless and unerring as Jack the
Ripper, whose gruesome murders In
the White Chapel district of London
over twenty years ago startled the
material redact! la rat. It waa
said to-day that It woald reqalre
rat months to corajr tb rate
witb tbo aow ta eiitlt&t.
it also waa aaaeec4 tbat tbe 1
tn of tbe new rate woald cot a Sect
tbe proposed inve:ita!ioa ta aay
way. Thla tavettlfatiea will In est
of tbe widest la atop ever &drtab
ea by tbe eomr&!laa. and aot oaly
will be roadttcted as to rat, but wilt
Include tbe practice, accou&l aad
i --- - . fc. . . . i -
dOCtriae, butt revenue oi ia raxios rorapan-c.
More than a year ajto a nnmtwr ot
Ik-nlc That the Measure Woald
Operate A$ainu the Farmer.
Indianapolis, Ind., July 4. Presi
dent Taft put tbe parting touch on
bU part la the celebration of this
city's "safe and sane" Fourth la a
speech on Canadian reciprocity at the
Marlon Club banquet to-night. Tbe
President made his answer to tbe ar
gument of some Republicans tbat re-
riprocity, as be ha proposed it, is
not good Republican
Democratic doctrine. i
He showed that reciprocity a pre-!lllt ldlB commercial organization
William J. Bryan says the Demo
cratic House is giving the people only
a half a loaf. If the Democrats
should get control of the Senate also,!
many of the people would not get any the big earthquake of 1906, and espe-
bread at all cially severe in the southern part of
the State. At the observatory at ban
'Friends" of ex-Governor Aycock ta Clara College the seismographs
havp nn0n0H n cflnatftri91 hftaflmiar- were oauiy uaiucu uj
I KntVi raols Violn tr thrnWTI nff thft TP?-
ters in Goldsboro and are boosting cQrder They were immediately re
the ex-Governor's candidacy. And iQ0 vmt nnt in time to observe
they had told us this was to be an the extent of the wave. The seismo
graphs at the university of California
off year in politics.
nounced that he would allow the mo
tion of plaintiffs counsel that plain
tiff be allowed to show that there
was spying upon the shipping opera
tions of the ,Ware-Kramer Company
by the Wells-Whitehead Company at
Wilson. J. .R. Hardy, agent of the
Southern Express Company, and J. E.
Morton and Giles Winstead, agents
of the Atlantic Coast Line, were wit
nesses. The deposition of C. C. Dula, vice
president of the American Tobacco
Corry?any, showing a gradual absorp
tion of tobacco concerns by the A. T.
Company. Many letters were quoted
in this, concerning the procurement
of the J. G. Dill Company of Rich
mond. There was a letter reading:
"If we can pinch him a little, we will
be able to seenre his business." "Get
him between the bumpers and give
him a squeeze and he will come over
to us," was the view as to getting
There was a depositon from A. D.
Bernheim to the effect that through
an agreement with J. B. Duke he
formed the Metropolitan Tobacco
Company through a combination of
the New York jobbers and was given
control of American Tobacco Com
pany products in their territory. The
condition for this exclusive control
was that the combination of jobbers
must represent 75 per cent of the
jobbing business of Greater New
Man Wanted In Raleigh is Arrested
Durham, July 3. The Sheriff has
had under arrest several days Mur
phy Shambly, charged with blockad
ing, robbery and horse-theft, and
wanted In Raleigh for some of these
offenses. Shambly was caught Fri
day In Wentworth and brought back
here. Although he belongs to a fam
ily that can get up money generally,
he has been unable to raise the mon
ey that he needs for this purpose.
He is said to be one of the most suc
cessful of all blockaders. He always
managed to dodge the officers and
has had the greatest luck. The sev
eral, heavy charges against him now
makes his fight for freedom really
sented to Congress by him differed
If at all only sightly from reciprocity
as advocated by Jamea G. Blaine and
former President McKinley. He aaid
the contention of the opponent of
his reciprocity plan that the doctrine
is un-Republican because it affect
articles that are competitive and not
merely non-competitive articles, la not
"The sound Republican doctrine."
the President said, "has become the
imposition of duties only where the
conditions are naturally unequal, and
where duties are necessary In order
to enable our manufacturers and oth
er producers to meet on a level the
competition of foreign producer. The
Canadian, reciprocity agreement which
has been made squarea exactly with
Replying to the contention that re
ciprocity would be made wholly at
the expense of the farmer and la the
interest of the wage-earner of the
large cities. Mr. Taft said that la his
of tbe country petitioned tbe coatala
sioa for a f&era! tnveUsat!aa into
tbe rate and method of tbe expre
companies. Tbe commission ha been
coasiderlng this ta connection with
various caaea brought against indi
The inquiry la ordered "to deter
mine whether such rate, classifica
tions, regulations or practice, or any
of them, are unjust or unreasonable,
or pnjuttly discriminatory, or unduly
preferential or prejudicial, or other
wise in violation of any of the pro
visions of aald act, and to determine
tbe manner and method la which
the business of said express compa-nK-s,
and each of them, la conducted."
Boy Killed Father to Defend IU
Columbia, S. C July 2. Mcllay
Klrkland, aged 5, waa shot and kill
ed to-day by Willi KlrkUnd, bla son.
aged 25. The killing occurred at tbe
Judgment "the reciprocity agreement! house of a farmer In Kershaw Coun-
will not greatly reduce the cost of Uy. twenty mile from here. The
were also damaged.
There was but one fatality inci
dent to the shock. Herbert Hatley
dropped dead from fright at the first
shock,' just as he stepped from the
The Southport News says that after
waiting one hundred and fifty years
Southport and Brunswick County are
soon to have a railroad. Which; will door 0f his boarding-house to the
he further evidence that everything street.
comes to him who waits.
living, if at alL" . ; ' ...
"It will,'" the President continued,
"steady prices by enlarging the re
serves of supplies for these things
that are raised rn both countries and
young Klrkland, It Is said, killed his
father to save bis mother.
The elder Klrkland, it, is said,
drove his wife from home last night.
She took refuge at the house of a
it will make more remote the possl-i neighbor. This morning Klrkland
billty of cornering commodies and ex- j drove to the neighbor's bouse and
Atlanta Jail Has a Full House.
Augusta, Ga., July 4. Augustas!
record for to-day is one of the dark-!
est, numerically, on the police blotter
it has been in any year's celebration.
One murder, two stabbings, two ren
dered unconscious from brickbats,
one chopped In the head with an axe
and thirty-foiir cases of drunk and
disorderly. The jail to-night Is full.
William A. Lauder, aged twenty
four years, was disemboweled with a
pocketknlfe late this afternoon by W.
S. Hall, Jr., a lad about the same
age, in the western section of the
city. It is aaid that the two were in
love with the same young lady and
quarreled over her. Lauder died Im
mediately after being placed in tbe
Custom Receipts at Wilmington Show
he Democratic politicians are try- Great Gain.
U6 to nit the rarmer "going ana Wllmlngt01lf N: C, July 1. The
coming." They would -pass laws that report for the fiscal year ending Fri-
would reduce the price he would re-1 day of the V Wilmington customs
ceive for his products, and at the House was given out Saturday by
same time are raising his taxes to
him still more of his
Collector of Customs B. uv ft-eun,
and shows that remarkable gains
have been made by this port. The
exports during the past year were
enmpthinir over $28,000,000 against
The Baltimore Evening Sun. S&ySC I enmot Mn r nvpr $20. 000000 lSLSt y0Bl"
Politics in itself Is a nasty game.' a gain of 37 per cent.' "imports ex-
It may not be generally known, but ceeded $3,000,000, against a little
over S2,000,uuu last year, jur mo
year period imports increased over
Reserve of National Banks Has In
Washington, D. C, June 30. The
total reserve held by 7,277 National
banks at the close of business on
June 7, the last call by the Comptrol
ler of the Currency, was $1,478,140,
791, an average of 22.10 per cent,
and $121,870,815 above the amount
required to be held by law.
The percentage In the central re
serve cities has increased to 27.37 per
one of the writers on the Sun was
formerly mixed up in Democratic pol
itics in North Carolina, and can,
therefore, speak feelingly on the sub- cent.
700 per cent; exports over 55 per
cent, and aggregate receipts 355 per
Traveling Salesman Dying as Result
of Fight Over Politics.
Clarksburg, W. Va., July 1. Law
rence Maekins, of Baltimore, and' F.
E. Harless, of "Lynchburg, Va. both
traveling salesmen, quarreled over
politics yesterday, and as a result,
Harless Is dying in a hospital with a
fractured skull and a broken jaw,
while Maekins is in jail awaiting the
outcome of Harless injuries. .
Customs Officials Seize $150,000
Worth of Furs in New York.
New York ,June 30. More than
$150,000 worth of furs were seized In
a raid of the Customs House officers
on the store-rooms of Charles Woin-
sehmaker & Company,' at 45 West
27th Street, this afternoon. It was
charged that furs had been smuggled
iritn this country through false in
torting excessive prices for them from
Although the sun hovered up
around 110 on the streets most of
the day the President enjoyed his
part in the celebration of the Fourth
in spite of the crowded program and
the fact 'that his collars would not
stand for more than ten minutes at a!
The President was the guest or ror-
mer Vice-President Fairbanka. He
had breakfast at the Fairbanks home
and later In the morning reviewed a
parade of floats from a stand at the
base of the Indianapolis Soldiers' and
aeiilng his wife, threw ber Into tbe
buggy, menacing the by-standers with
a knife. Willie Klrkland demanded
that his father release his mother.
The elder man paid no attention to
his ion and the latter then fired once,
tbe bullet taking effect In the father's
Will Erect Large Fertilizer Plant In
Wadesboro, N. C. July 3. One of
the largest business deals ever made
here was made known to-day, when
It was learned that the Virginia-Carolina
Chemical Company had decided
to build an immense plant here. Mr.
T. C. Coxe, president of the Anson
Real Estate and Investment Com
pany, purchased a ten-acre tract of
land a mile front town, adjoining the
Winston-Salem Southbound Railway,
the purchase price being $3,000. He
immediately transferred the land to
the Virginia-Carolina Chemical Com
pany. This company, it is believed,
will erect there one of the largest,
if not the largest, plant which they
Webster's Weekly says that the
seventeen-year locusts have a' "W" on
Vein of Iron Ore Discovered at Fay-etteville.
4.1. . . I f ttJfBllCIUIC, w., a
LueiT WlTie-S fh ? a voir ittV1s.1i V I - ..tnfl. mall
o . jvi, Yuii,u, ucwg process oi urimns au
interpreted, means "Woodrow Wil- at '.the "plant of the Fayetteville Ice
n." Well, one good feature about and Manufacturing Company work-
the nest is v.i. a ... . , men have discovered iron ore at a
tMs fall tf n f" leave us aia depth of .3 3 4 feet in what the engi-
tail and will be dormant for an- neer in charge of the drilling declares
other seventeen years. . . is a five-foot vein.
Eight Distilerles Destroyed.
Asheville, N. C July 4. Revenue
Agent Sams' office here has received
information that since Saturday eight
illicit distilleries have been destroy
ed in the district over which Mr.
Sams has control. Three of the dis
tilleries were located and destroyed
in Wilkes County, one In Rutherford
and four in Patrick County, Virginia.
Carried One Hundred and Forty Peo
ple on a Single Wagon to Shelby.'
Shelby, N. C, July 4. Hauling one
hundred and forty people, to Shelby
on a single wagon drawn by six
horses was the most unique feature of
to-day's Fourth of July celebration.
The crowd was conservatively esti
mated at 12,000, the largest ever
gathered here in the history of the
One Convicted of Bribery in Ohio.
Columbus, Ohio, July 3. Pending
the motion for a new.trial, Rodney J.
Diegle, sergeant-at-arms of the State
Senate, convicted by a jury to-day
for having- abetted din the allege
bribery of State Senator L. R. An
drews, was admitted to bail of $10,
000 this afternoon.
Now, "Honest"? ,
Atlanta Journal wonders If there
is . a "human being on earth who hon
estly believes Lorimer innocent. Yes,
there Is Senator Simmons. Greens
Postal Savings Banks Growing More
Washington, D. C, July 3. In an
nouncing to-day the addition of fifty
more postal savings depositories, sit
uated in thirty-two States, Postmaster-General
Hitchcock noted with sat
isfaction that the opposition of bank
ing institutions to the establishment
of these depositories had almost co in
completely disappeared. Application
for authority to receive postal funds
are being received from banks at the
rate of about forty a day.
Want More Investigations.
Washington. D. C, July 1. Still
another investigation has beea pro
posed to the long list already under
taken by the House of Representa
tives. Representative 81 son, of Mis
sissippi, to-day, by reeelutlon, pro
posed an inquiry Into tbe purchase
of land lying between tbe capltol and
the new union station, the acquire
ment of which was authorized by
Congress for avenue and parking pur- ,
It is said tbe price of tbe land has
Increased from about $3,500,000 to
$5,000,000. Mr. Sisson particularly
asks tbat tbe Inquiry shall develop
whether or not any member of Con
gress is now, or recently has beea,
interested in any of tbe property.
Two Prominent Blen Leave Church
Demopolls, Ala., July 3 Congress
man George W. Taylor, of tbe first
Alabama district had a fight on the
streets Sunday morning with Mr. L.
A. George. He was struck on the
head and Mr. George knocked down.
It is alleged that they had Just left
a meeting of the vestry of Trinity
Episcopal Church nd a remark made
by one of them was misconstrued and
nrtciDitated the fight Both were ar
rested and their cases continued in
the mayor's court this morning.
Hickory's Bgge-3tater Disappears
Hickory, N. C, July. 3. Lee Slg
man disappeared from this city last
night and no trace of hlxa can be
found. He is baggage-master for tbe
Southern and C. & N. W. Railways
at this place and is an estimable citl
bea. He carried tbe mail to the post
office from train which reached this
city at ll:23'and at 12.10 waa la tbe
lobby of 'the Hotel CentraL Since
that time no trace of him has beea
Foul play is suspected by many
people of tbe town. Chlef-of-Po!Ice
Shell has searched all day for some
trace, but all in vain. No cause other
than foul play can be assigned, as bo
was devoted to his family, which con
sists of a wife and a cripple son.
Clflna to Send Cruiser to Mexico to
Mexico City, July L Notice was
served on the Mexican Government
yesterday tbat China will press claims
for $16,500,000 indemnity for the
Torreon massacre of the Chinese citi
zens. Chang Yin Tang, Minister to
the United States and Mexico, who
arrived Wednesday night, yesterday
opened formal negotiations with the
Government. He declared that he
would remain 1c Mexico until assured
of the success of bis mission and that
a Chines cruiser was coming to re
main In Mexican waters until the ne
gotiations were concluded.