North Carolina Newspapers

Page Two.
State Netfs.
Heven Veron Sow on Triad at Ilcn-
i eronrille on Morder Charge.
Mru. Ed. Fulk. of Pilot Mountain, A gpecaj from IlendersonvUle to
was killed by lightning in her home yeaterjay's Charlotte Obserrer says:
a few days ago. . j "The twelve men who will bold In
! their hands the fate of seren persons
A fire in Sanford one night last" cnarged with the alleged murder of
week destroyed a dwelling occupied yrtie Hawkins last September bare
by Mr. It. II. Stein. The family bare- Deen greeted, the panel having been
ly escaped. The loss was covered ( compieted to-day after 5 o'clock. Af
entirely by insurance. . er completing the panel, court ad-
'journed until to-morrow, when the
Norman Conrad, of Lexington, was progecutfon will begin the presenta-
sbot and very seriously wounded one ,lon of It3 Counsel for the
night last week while resisting an proSecuUon to-day stated that much
officer. Conrad was drunk and was new Vi(jence would be brought out
beating his wife, who called in an of- at tne tTi3L Throughout the pro
ceedings of the last two days greater
interst was shown by the public than
was ever before known in the history
of the Henderson County court."
General Nen?s.
Two Hoys Killed in Wreck
Henderson ville, X. C, May 21.-
Oto Edney and Ernest Hill, ages
thirteen and fifteen years, both of
Hendersonville, were killed in a
Southern Railway wreck at Naples,
four miles north of Hendersonville,
Dig Island bridge over Yadkin Riv
er, near Wilkesboro, was washed Otto Edney and Ernest Hill, ages fif
away one night last week in a rain teen and thirteen years respectively,
which resembled a cloudburst. The Hendersonville boys, were killed in a
loss to property was estimated at Southern freight wreck at Naples,
about $5,000. j four miles north of here, this after-
noon while hoboing from Asheville.
Heavy rains in Caldwell County Medical attention was given them,
last week washed away many bridges but both died about the same time
and amaged farms and low-lands to while being rushed to this city in au
the amount of thousands of dollars, auto truck. Their bodies were badly
All the prospect for a corn crop this bruised and cut. The cause of the
year are entirely destroyed in the wreck is unknown,
low-lands. J The track was torn up for some
- 'distance and traffic will be delayed
Mrs. Helen Kelly, a woman of for several hours. There were no fur
means, of Brunswick County, was ther injuries.
sentenced to twelve months in New ,
Hanover County jail by Judge Con-'
nor for retailing whiskey. It was Negroes Have Fatal Quarrel Over
shown by testimony that she had Crap Game,
been selling whiskey for a long Smithfield, N. C, May 20. A
tme- ' crowd of twenty-five negroes gather-
ed in the woods about half a mile of
Lincoln Moore, a colored porter at gelma yesterday in order that they
the union passenger station in Win- mignt have a game of crap. About
ston, was shot and killed in the bag- 12 0.clock a diSpute arose between
gage room by J. A. Wall, assistant one Elliott and George Ross over a
baggage-master, one day last week. debt of 50 centg Rogg started to
It is stated that the shooting was draw nig pistol u ig aid wnen a
accidental. brother of Elliott, who was standing
by, drew his gun, it is alleged, and
The four-year-old child of Mr. ghot Ross with fatal effect The
Bryant Ingold, of Mt. Gilead, was crowd scattered and up to this time
drownea in a creeK near mat piace
a few days ago. The child was fol
lowing his two elder brothers who
had gone fishing and fell into the
the man who did the shooting has not
been apprehended. Two of those pres
ent have been arrested and put in the
lock-up to await the hearing before
the coroner. It is said that Ross, the
man who was killed, was recently re-
W. M. Tate, living about twelve leased from the penitentiary where
miles from Mount Airy, visited the he had been serving a sentence for
home of his daughter, Mrs. W. C. killing anotner negro over a debt of
Brooks, and for some cause unknown 50 centg From tne meagre informa.
killed her, and after he was certain tioQ at nand it appears that retribu-
she was dead, shot himself with the tion has overtaken the negro Ross.
same gun. it is Denevea mat ne was
A. J. Johnson, a negro in Granville
County, was called to his door one
"Political Precedent Foolishness.
The New Bern Daily Journal, the
night last week and shot three time, ; oldest Democratic paper in the Third
death resulting immediatley. No Congressional, in a leading editorial,
clue has yet been found as to who says:
committed the deed. Johnson was . "About 6 o'clock in the morning,
about sixty years old and had consid- at Goldsboro, N. C, July 6, 1910, af
erable property. j ter an all night session, the Demo-
i crats of the Third North Carolina
Little Bennis, the six-year-old child Congressional District nominated a
of, Mr. J. E. Latham, of near Wash- Dr. Faison. This political consum-
Ilon. Levi P. Morton, former Vice
President of the United States, cele-
brated his eighty-eighth birthday in
Washington on the 16th of May.
Five Indian boys, all under fifteen
years of age. were burned to death in
a fire which destroyed the Creek and
Seminole College at Boley, Okla., last
John and Henry May. brothers, of
Union, S. C, have been charged with
the murder of Henry Boeba, a strang
er in that town, who was found dead
some lime ago.
Eugene V. Debbs, of Terre Haute,
Ind., was nominated last Friday as a
candidate for the Presidency of the
United States by the National Social
ist Convention.
It is reported that King Victor
Emanuel, of Italy, has offered to
make Andrew Carnegie an Italian
Count on account of his endowment
of a Carnegian Hero Fund for Italy.
Roosevelt Republicans in Florida
have held a second convention and in
structed for the Colonel. A conven
tion held in February instructed for
Prince George William, the eldest
son of the Duke of Cumberland, and
his chamberlain, Von Greve, were in
stantly killed in an automobile acci
dent, near Friesack, Prussia, Mon
day last.
Clifford Bennett, a Baptist minis
ter, was killed and Carey Bennett, a
cousin, was injured in a pistol duel
near Waycross, Ga., last Sunday. It
is said that the minister resented
some attentions to his wife by Carey
H. H. Gibson, a young man sixteen
years of age, of Atlanta, Ga., was shot
and instantly killed by his brother,
W. F. Gibson, aged nineteen years, a
few days ago. It is said that the
young men were engaged in a friend
ly tussle over the possession of the
gun when it fired.
Reports show that corporate earn
ings in the United States decreased
$115,500,000 during 1911. That fig
ure represents the comparative loss
in net earnings as resported to the
Commissioner of internal revenue for
making assessment under the corpo
ration excise tax-law.
George Kaul, who was arrested in
Mt. Vernon, N. Y., in connection wiih
the $25,000 jewelry theft from Sol
Gilsey, of Cincinnati, in Atlanta, Ga.,
on March 17th, has just made a com
plete confession. He also implicated
two medical students there who are
now under indictment. Most of the
jewelry has been recovered.
Armour & Co. was indicted by the
Federal grand jury last week for
criminal violation of the United Staes
meat inspection laws for alleged in
terstate shipment of meats without
inspection by Government agents.
"' s
T' Frfend Quoted Tht Justice
Will He Compromise Candidate.
Humor Says He Will Be tprunt
m Convention If President Fail of
XomJnaiion on Fin Ballot.
A Washington. D. C. dispatch to
the New York American says:
The point-blank statement aa
made by friends of President Taft In
Washington that Justice Charles E.
Hughes will be the compromise can
didate of the Chicago convention for
the Presidency. It was stated that
the only obstacle to an admission
from Justice Hughes that he U will
ing to accept the nomination is a
promise made to Mr. Tart at the time
of bis appointment to the Supreme
Court bench that he would not be a
"With the positive knowledge that
President Taft cannot stem the Roo
sevelt tide at the Chicago Convention,
a delegation of prominent Republi
cans, within the last few days, called
upon Justice Hughes to ascertain his
exact position. He told them frank
ly that his candidacy depends entirely
upon the wishes of President Taft.
"The plan of the Taft forces as it
exists to-day is that the moment they
ascertain on the floor of the conven
tion that the President will not be
able to obtain the nomination on the
first ballot the name of Hughes will
be sprung. Hughes will immediately
be given a great ovation, and an at
tempt made to stampede the conven
tion in his behalf.
"So bitter has the feud become that
it is no longer a question of nomi
nating Taft, but of defeating Roose
velt. The Taft forces are convinced
that Hughes will be able to carry New
York as opposed to Roosevelt. There
fore he is the only man upon whom
they are willing to concentrate as a
substitute for their own candidate.
"The plans to nominate Hughes in
an emergency has already met with
the approval of President Taft, and
an effort is now being made to en
list the suport of the New York dele
gation in such a course."
ington, while hiding in some shrub- mation was one of those freak acts i The maximum penalty for such viola-
bery near a ditch where his brother j which men do on 'the morning after
was cutting away the shrubbery, re- when worn to a thin edge, and not in
ceived a cut by his brother's axe their right minds. This nomination
which nearly severed his head from given, of course Democrats had to
his body. There is a slight chance for openly endorse, though cursing in
wardly. It was one of those political
commitments that a party sometimes
; makes, and then has to stand by it,
his recovery, however.
Policeman J. R. Thompson, of Wil
mington, was shot and seriously a veritable dish of political crow, that
wounded Sunday morning in an al- must be declared palatable and eaten
ley in the eastern district of the city without a grimace, no matter what
by a negro. Mr. Thompson was call- the inward pangs may be.
ed to the home of a woman who said "The campaign conducted by the
that her home had been broken into nominee was of the lowest and most
by negroes, and as he aproached the common order. Every self-respecting
house he was fired upon by one of Democrat was disgusted. If the Dis-
them. trict had not been well worked up to
strong Democratic proportions dur-
Claining that John Davis, a ne- ing the twelve years of Charles R.
gro, had tawen $5 and a quart of Thomas' honorable tenure of this
liquor from him, J. W. Lyles, a white Congressional office, there is no tell
man, near Rocky Mount, shot and ing what the result would have been,
killed the negro. Lyles gave himself "it would seem that the Demo
up to the officers, saying that he kill- crats of the Third District have been
ed the negro in self-defense, and is forced to enough loss of self-respect
held without bond for the next term through this unfortunate hot July
of Edgecombe court, which convenes morning political act of 1910. It may
the first week in June. , be that the voters are, but the possi-
' - j ble candidates who would like to try
ior mis congressional honor are
tlons is imprisonment for two years
and a fine of $10,000, or both.
m m
The wife of B. R. Tillman, Jr., son
of Senator Tillman, of South Caro
lina, has filed suit for divorce. Mrs.
Tillman brought suit sometime ago
for the custody of her children, which
her husband had given to his parents,
but the court decided In young Mrs.
Tillman's favor and criticised the Sen
ator and his son.
The Republican members of the
Senate Finance Committee have re
ported unfavorable the income tax
bill passed by the House and recom
mend a substitute for the free sugar
bill. The substitute leaves the su
gar duty as at present, but the Dutch
standard and the differential are re
moved. The 'fifty-seventh annual session of
the Southern Baptist Convention,
which was held in Oklahoma City
last week, was composed of 948 mes
sengers from seventeen States. Rev.
. , tor
Murdering Innocent Children The
People Are Stirred Up.
Little Rock, Ark.. May 19. A
mysterious prowler, whom the police
call "Jack the Shooter," entered the
residence of I. P. Coulter, three
blocks from the center of the busi
ness district early to-day and attempt
ed to assault Mrs. Coulter. When she
made and outcry, the man fired twice
at her. Her nine-months-old baby
was lying on her breast and both bul
lets struck the babe, killing it in
stantly. Mrs. Coulter was not in
jured by the bullets. The intruder
then fled.
The murder follows a long series of
crimes believed to have all been com
mitted by one man. He has wounded
two women who made outcry when
he attempted to assault them, assault
ed one woman and made several oth
er unsuccessful attempts.
Mayor Charles E. Taylor this af
ternoon issued a proclamation call
ing upon the citizen of Little Rock to
arm themselves and aid the police in
capturing or killing the murderer.
Half an hour after the murder of
the babe ,a prowler, supposed to be
the murderer, entered the home of
M. M. Hankins, a half block from the
main street of the city. He fired at
Mrs. Hankins and also at two police
men who were attracted by her cries.
The police emptied their revolvers at
his fleeing form, but he made his escape.
Murderer of Avis Linnell Paid the
Death Penalty Early Tuesday Morning.
Boston, Mass., May 21. Richeson
was electrocuted at 12:17 this morn
ing. t
Richeson spent much of his time
Monday in prayer and in reading his
Boston, Mass., May 21. The cur
rent was turned on at 12:10:02 and
the prisoner was declared totally
dead at 12:17.
The former Baptist clergyman.
Dr. E. C. Dargan, of Macon, Ga., was i confessed poisoner of Avis Linnell,
re-eiectea president, and Prof. E. L
Middleton, of Raleigh, was secretary
of the Convention.
Walter D. Sutherland, former cash-
Hugo Neyes, Vho Committed Suicide afraj to eciare themselves, because
In New York. Was From Wilminff-' - . -
. J ioi precedent, wnicn presumes to as-
. IAJU. I a. xl - 1 i a. i ii t - i
I sen. luai cs.ii mcuiuueub aua.ii nave at
llmington, N. C, May 17. Hugo least two terms. A very sacred (?)
V .weys, nauve oi noiiana, a landscape party precedent, tnis. or course, er of the Citizens National Bank of
gardener, and man of means, who politicians stand for such a precedent, Clintwood, Va., who has been on trial
committed suicide in New York City because if any one of them secures in the Federal court at Abindon Va
' to-day, left Wilmintgon only a week the first term, it means easy, reach- for the past week, has received a sent
ago for the metropolis in search of ing for the second nomination with-.ence of six years' in the penitentiary
employment there as landscape artist, out an effort, because of individual Sutherland took nearly $8,000 of the
aftercworking for a short time as hor- merit and worthiness, how much bank's money and skipped' with it, in
y ticulturist at Castle Haynes colony more practical and sensible,-than first July, 1910, but was captured over a
near this city. He told Mr. Hugh handing out an honorable office based year later,' working as a comon la-
Macitae, oi iugn Aiacuae & uom- on ioiisn and senseless precedent. It
pany, wh oare behind the colonization is following such precedents as this
project in this section, that he thought that often arouses the voters to ac
in New York and that Mr. MacRae tion that means party defeat. No pub-
he could do better at his profession lie office should be held as a sinecure, '
could aid him materially in setting to be nassed alone without the con-4 oyd Allen Convicted of Murder in
a position by letters of introduction, sent and approval of the voters."
Mr. MacRae gave him letters of in-f When the Journal says that the
s troduction to two of his personal campaign conducted by Doctor Faison
friends in New York. Neys appear- was "of the lowest order" and that
; ed to be of a very nervous tempera- 'every self-respecting Democrat was
ment, and Mr. RacRae said to-night disgusted," it simply states what ev
that while he never saw the mah un-' erybody knows is true. Besides, Dr.
til a week ago, he thought possibly Faison has done nothing in Congress
despondency over failure to secure a to remove this feeling of disgust,
position right off caused him to shoot It should be said, however, In ex
himself. Neys left .the impression cuse for Dr. Faison, who did not know
here of a man who did not have v to any better, that he made that low
borer in West Virginia.
depend upon his work 'for a liveli
hood. '
and dirty campaign upon the advice
of Senator Simmons.
First Degree.
After a night's deliberation, which
at one time threatened a disatrroA-
ment, the. jury rendered a verdict of
murder in the first degree last ' Fri
day in the trial of Floyd Allen, the
first of the Allen gang to be captured.
He will be. punished by death In the
electric chair.
The jury was selected Tuesday for
the trial of Claude Allen, who is also
implicated in the Hillsville affair, be
ing charged with the murder of Judge
Thornton L. Massle.
of Hyannis, his one-time sweetheart.
was outwardly calm when he entered
the death chamber and he maintained
his composure while the straps and
electrodes were being adjusted as he
sat in the electric chair.
Rev. Herbert W. Stebbins, the pris
on chaplain, the Warden, Dr. Bridges,
and assistants, made up the rest of
those granted admission to the death
chamber. Richeson had no supper,
saying that he desired none. After
eating a little fruit, he lighted a cigar
and he was sitting on the edge of his
cit apparently enjoying his smoke
when Deputy Warden Allen entered
his cell with the black suit of clothes
to be worn during the execution.
Richeson nodde calmly to the deputy,
but said nothing.
He expressed a desire last after
noon to see his brother Douglas
Richeson, of Chicago, who is in the
city.. The former clergyman told his
spiritual adviser, the Rev. Dr. H. S.
Johnson, tnat he could meet his
brother without fear of collapsing.
He had reconciled himself to his fate,
he added, and felt that he waa at
peace with God and the world.
Douglas Richeson decided this after
noon that he would not go to his
' The condemned mann slept soundly
for four fcoom this taorai&g after
Iwlcg awake nearly all eight. He
waa calm and even cheerful at times
during the night, occasionally singing
a hymn or repeating his favorite
Scriptural passages.
Government Official Say the Invasion
of Worm in the Cotton licit May
be KiperteU Thl Kea-on.
A Washington. D. C, dispatch dat
ed May 21 says:
"An invasion of the Cotton Belt by
the cotton worm or caterpillar, in cor
rectly called the army worm, may
expected this season in the opinion
V. D. Hunter. In charge of th
Southern field crop investigation of
the Department of Agriculture at Dal
las. Texas, expressing himself by way
of warning rather than prediction.
He advises planters to make the nec
essary preparations for fighting the
worm and begin operations at the
earliest possible moment. The Invas
ion last season extended as far north
as Canada and id considerable dam
age not only to cotton but to fruits
in the North.
"Investigation has developed that
all the cotton worm moths In the
United States were destroyed by the
abnormal cold last winter. 'Our con-
of Stmdav'a
cordiag to rtfro-ts
boats were dUp,uu.v'I
inundaud u
Reside Ckje-.
side, which i ;.,.:. i
Mi- tU"ViCC 0, ,
by this crvi?. . .
ikVK-wt, a
Richard atd Vu
largest town la t!u. .
Is covered by uf
fret deeo and w' in" v
waters frou tfc
a depth of from tU oL'N
I to A dFi!h nf fr., , 'k k
mil iwn til. , . .
day when th Ufkv..
Atchfalaya entrrrd u
tion of Morfgan Cit, t. . "
reached a depth of thr
ches in some of the t
More than onr hutirj . v
country south of in'. V
Opelousas this afiertt
them exnressd text .v ' .
- r
wouiu not reach oz.t 0f IU
ed persons in tira.
More than ISo.uoo rr
now being fed sr. i clottV'
army and local r!f 0.. J . '
Senate Amendment t c
ClUSIOIl. sa Ul . nuuiri, is iuoi iuc ifrpi,.
only fear of an outbreak is in a re-j
Invasion from Central and South ; . u;U;S
America. There Is one fact which":;"' A
. ........ I MAe?eement tt-lAv ...
sibly be such a reinvasion. The chron-' to,tne benale
. ... .v. ., I cotton acreage b 11. hws
tinct tendency toward the recurrence! a 8ecttIo,n to bollsh coto5 t
of a series of two or three seasons' J"ne f,
f ohnnrfnnro AnnarpnthMho BrPOiM 1,1,1 Defre tht J're.ldeni for fA
reaches great numbers in South Jure' The bill would defer a, .
America and remains abundant for t0"c?f repr of tthf
several years, thus giving rise to the of Agriculture from June tojt?t
consecutive swarms which have in- eacJ condlillont r
vaded the United Staes.' de, blnnlnK Jne u
"For the control of the cotton
worm, Mr. Hunter advises the use of
powdered arsenate of lead, mixed
with any other material, at the rate
of two pounds an acre.
Towns Inundated Refugees Num
ber 150,000.
Pardoned Ranker Will l'y iatj
bees Amountig to
Atlanta, Ga., May 21. Ckirfl
Morse will pay $100,000 to U ki
i i . r
yers wao were insirumenui la
Ing his freedom, according torr
printed here to-day in an ?!fas
paper. Attorney Thomai B TtZg
New Orleans, La., May 20. The
Mississippi River continued to fall to-, of tne law firm of Aliderfo2 r, J
day at all points from St. Louis south Rountree & Wilson, who acted is
ana reports received at tne orace oi case In conjunction with a foit-v,
the United States engineers here con- ohlo firnif 8ald after readit
cerning the levees were favorable. i 8tory lhat tne arranRemett lit ti
The situation along the Atcbafalaya n8(1 wItn Mr Morge wag coaifri
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niver bouiu oi uaenpurg, me scene anO that he did not care to dlrxii i
yield to MILAM when all else fall
Eminent Divine Testifies
Btrgbna Confrrrnrt
Snari. of Bxmxam.
W W ROY ALL. m. D.. Sr.
The Milan Medicine Ca, Ino.9
lerfslk, Va., July t, 1911.
Danville, Ta.
It glvaa me pleaaurs to tell you haw nuch good jour
Mils-i" haa dons m. I hare had norm or less urio acid troublt ,
for tea or fifteen year-, and at time- I had attacks of rhvunlU
gout that were not only eaoruclatlngly alnful, but that laid
up in bed for a week at a tl. I used everything the doctor
recommended, but obtained only a little relief. Last Uay, I
eo fortunate as to try Mil am, and having procured through joo a
case of a half a dozen, I uasd It faithfully, I cannot tsll ra
what relief 1 haa glvsn It aay bo too aoon for as to elaisa
permanent cure, but I maan to keep up the treatment, feel glal W
think I have found a thing to free me from my great suf f sring. -rf
enable me to keep up ay work in comfort. If all your patlsots un
y experience, you will not have to refund nuch sonsy.
Very respectfully your a,
Mssber Virginia Conference, M. E. C. I.
its yottr dmaislfor six bottUs of Milam on our KUrot
money back tf not benefited.
A piano in the house makes it more homelike,
more" cheerfuL
It rests the tired father and the weary mother, it
brightens and educates the children.
A good piano is a lifelong friend.
We are not the only piano dealers in the world.
We are not the only honest ones, but we attribute our
30-years' success to our honest methods.
Victor and Columbia Talking Machines sold on easy
payments, as well as pianos.
IDtonuel &. Tfiuoinnias
RALHGB, - ... N. C

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