( TfeursdAJ, January 30, 1913.
WHOLESALE POSTAL FRAUDS.
Every child born In Orange, Conn.,
-vrill get a bank account of $1 from
the local savings Institution.
nnHnf hlit adm iniBtration Presi
dent Taft has traveled 113.569 miles,
which was enough to take him
around the world four times.
Wool manufacturers presented a
solid front against reduction in that
schedule at the Ways and Means
Committee in Washington Monday.
Italian, British and other warships
have been ordered to proceed imme
diately to Turkish waters, according
to dispatches from Mediterranean
Joseph H. Choate, who has been
called the successor to the late John
Bigeiow as the "senior American,"
celebrated his eighty-first birthday
in New York Friday.
Nazim Pasha, the commander of
the Turkish army, received his death
wound while expostulating with a
crowd of demonstrators for having
become embroiled in a conflict at the
Illegal Traffic In Stolen Postage
Stamps Aggregating Many Million
Dollars, Disclosed by Postofllce In
spectors. Washington Dispatch, January 23:
Illegal trafficking the country over in
stolen postage stamps, aggregating
several million dollars annually, has
Just been disclosed by post-office in-
J. W. BELAXD ACQUITTED.
spectors, wnose investigations were j cape, the authorities say.
reported to-day to Postmaster Hitch- j
cock. They involved so-called stamp Ben Davig a Durham negro, was
brokers and confidential employees of Mn8tantly kUled Mocday mornIng by
large business concerns throughout , comlne ,n contact wlth an -wtrlc
Through confes-j ,ight w,rp whch wag touchlng a h5gh
Wlloa Man Chaixd With MnnJr of
Wife Tvmfd Ixe by Wayoe
Mr. R. G. Mace, at one tine editor j Coenty Jury.
of the Hickory Mercury, has entered j Mr. j. w. Beland. of WUoa. wa
the Baptist ministry. tried in Goldboro lam k for th
I murder of his wife a few months af o.
It. A. Denton.of Nashville, N. C, i The case was moved from Wilson
was fatally wounded by Cleveland i County to Wayne on motion of tb
Boone Sunday. Boone made his es- j prosecution. It appears that Mr. Be-
land's wife was unfaithful, and he
; had often tried to get her to reform
the United States.
sions obtained by the inspectors from
some of the brokers whose operations
were Investigated, it was learned that
stamps of all classes and denomina
Klla Browley, an eighteen-year-old
with the promise that he would for
get the past. But she refused to re
form or to stop keeping company with
certain men. On the night she was
killed her husband had plead with
her to reform. She refused and told
her husband she expected to leave
him. Then he shot and killed her
Gr bm Cotton FVrid
tions, stolen by burglars from post-i co,ored glrl who lived near ores-j Theg gtatements were corrobated by
offices and embezzled by employees
from great business houses and man
ufacturing establishments, were pur
chased and resold by the brokers at
prices far below their face value.
The postal laws make it a crime
ville, was drowned Monday while at
tempting to cross a stream. Her foot;
slipped from the foot-log precipitat
ing her into the water.
A live ten-months-old baby was
washed ashore from the wreck of the
steamship Veronese off Portugal.
More than forty-four people are be
lieved to have been lost when the
steamer was wrecked.
Professor Emory R. Johnson, spe
cial Panama Canal Commissioner, in
an address Monday night at Philadel
phia declared the owners and not the
shippers would benefit from a free
toll provision in the canal act.
One man was killed and thirteen
injured in a spectacular rear-end
collision between two elevated trains
in New York Saturday. Both trains
took fire, and for a time it was feared
they would topple into the street.
An appropriation to assist private
pvnprimenters in Germany to pro
duce artificial rain was asked for in!
a resolution adopted by the Iemperial
Parliament and addressed to the Ger
man Government a few days ago.
An armistice of five days to permit
the informal discussion of Mexican
peace terms, became effective Friday.
Peace commissioners from Chihuahua
City are waiting at Vila Ahumada for
the arrival of rebel representatives.
Mr. Beland's daughter who was put
upon the stand during the trial.
i lurv considered the case for a
dav and nieht and then returned a
verdict of not guilty. Two hundred
Jim Dunnigan. a negro of Durham, and fifty citizens of Wilson were sum-
punishable by imprisonment to sell ' was shot in the stomach and serious- moned to Goldsboro as u ltrse& in
any stamp issued by the Government ly, if not fatally, wounded by Char- the case. j
for less than its face value. Investi- lie Daniel Monday. 'The shooting Mr. Beland took his children and!
gations disclosed that, in addition to was without provocation. Daniel was returned to Yilon to resum his
selling the stamps for less than a simply doped up on cocaine. He was work. His employers had held his
price they could have been purchased placed in jail. position open for him.
for from the Government, the brok-
ers knew that the stamps were stolenl In tne rear room of his father's MANY ATT EMITS AT SUICIDE,
when they purchased them. Inquiries' druu-store. at Henderson. Monday af-i
Sqo!rc R, A. Colr. of Un4a.
who attended court her last
has a & master of kpio$ th
wrds and rrass out of tc cotton.
He says that hands wr so scare
and labor so bUh last year that &
tried an experiment with pi and
ges. Ge il! not destroy wesis
and May-pop tines and the pic feast
on these. So "Squire Collier put
ricjrs ia the pi noses, so they
could not root, and turned eral
piss and gee In his cotton patch of
seTen acres, which he hsd fenced.
The experiment as entirely satis
factory. Neither the plies nor s
would bother the cotton, but kept the
field entirely free from grass and
weed. After the cotton was chopped
a hoe was never u-d in th field
The anj an the ork needed as plowing
half ami paihfrfn? He made alKut a
bale to the acre, and the larger part
of it war proft!. while some prof.l
was added to the geefe and pi:
tai rat would follow. ?ow w ar
confront with an deScit rf
I22S.00 and rasy reasonably k
for another Incrr la the ar4
valu of taxable property without sty
loweric f ut f! w
lyrtUUiare ad J. P..
W think the Lrr.iUtur tk-
mistake la appointing jutte of th
peac. The- oCccrs are rlerte4 a
the several counties at the- geser;
election, and usually as many r
elected as the county U entitled to
So it looks like the appointment of
more by the l.EtUtur Is without
excuse, except It be to gratify
tnsn ho wants to be a juUce of the
peace snd his county wa14 cot eli
What People Were Tdd.
Th people of the State were told
when the aK-hed value of property
, was Increased from - to 3 5 pr cent
J tw oyears apo, that a reduction in the
Make the Nation CUp.
The awful list of Injuries on a
Fourth of July staggers humanity.
Set orer against it. however. U tfc
wonderful nealtng. by Bucklens Ar
nica Salfe. of thousands who suffer
ed from burns, cuts, bruises, bullet
wounds or explosions. It's th quick
healer of boils, ulcers, ecxema. sor
lips or piles. Twenty-fit centa st
showed in some instances brokers en- ; ternoon, little Johnnie Thomas was Davidson County Man Make Half a
tered into a conspiracy with employes j painfully wounded from a shot fired
of business houses to buy at prices jfrom an 0id cast-off pistol in the
agreed upon all the stamps the clerks j hands of Dick Perry, a colored lad.
could steal from their employers. ! The wound is not considered danger-
Iozen Attempt to End Hin Iife
Wounds Himself and Daughter Is
A Winston dispatch. January 25,
TILLMAN "INSULTS" LEGISLATURE.
j "After being prevented by his niece.
Bunyon Bass, a mill man, was ar-jMlgg Mabel Conrad, from shooting
rested in Wilson Friday upon the re-j himself with a shot-gun. Gordon
South Carolina Law-Makers Do Not
Like His Charge Acainst Them
and Demand an Explanation.
Washington, D. C, Jan. 25. In a
prepared statement to-day, Senator
Tillman replied to the resolution re
cently adopted by the House of Rep
resentatives of South Carolina, call
ing upon him to produce evidence in
support of his charges of corruption
in that body. He also made refer
ence to the assertion he had "insult
ed" the Legislature.
The Senator declared he had done
nothing except write a letter just be
fore the State primaries in answer to
Governor Blease in which he charged
that the General Assembly had been
informed by the railroad attorneys.
"This is not the first time I have
criticised the Legislature about rail
road matters, nor it is the first time
that State Senators have criticised me
for my utterances.
"It is not the first time that Sen-
Governor Wilson Monday received ator Tinman has insulted the Legisla
ture, nor will it be the last if he lives
long enough and it keeps on doing as
it has done.
"I have boasted in my lectures in
the North that there is not enough
money in Wall Street to buy South
Carolina, and I believed it to be true.
I still believe it to be true, but pub
lic morals in the State have rapidly
grown bad in the last ten years, and I
am coming to doubt whether my
ment, died suddenly of heart failure, boast could now be made and sustain-
quest of the sheriff of Lenoir Coun
ty on the charge of bigamy. Bass,
in June of last year, married a Mi6s
Jenkins of Kinston, and her father,
David Jenkins, had him arrested
when he learned that Bass had an
other living wife in Edgecombe Coun
ty. Prof. Wr. R. Webb, of Bellbuckle,
Tenn., an independent Democrat from
that State was elected United States
Senator from that State last Monday.
Professor Webb's election came on
the ninety-eighth ballot, his support-
Shutt, a wealthy farmer of Davidson
County, sixty years old and unmar
ried, slashed his throat with a knife,
and while taking the weapon away
from her uncle, Miss Conrad had both
hands gashed up and she may lose
"The insane man then began but
ting his head against an apple tree.
He was carried to the house and
while passing through the hall picked
up a long hat-pin and endeavored to
stab himself in the breast. Failing in
this effort to end his life, Shutt cut
an ugly gash in his forehead. He
ing coming from independent Demo-jtnen picked up a flat-iron and at
crats, Republicans and eleven Demo-1 tempted to strike himself, but was
crats. The Senator-elect is a native
of Person County, this State, and a
graduate of the University of North
greetings from the King of bpain,
through a representative of the lat
ter's country who came to the United
States to make arrangements for a
Spanish exhibit at the Panama Ex
position. Colonel Alzono G. Sharp, former
Mayor of Chattanooga, Tenn., and
father of Robert S. Sharp, chief in
spector of the United States Depart
Making Rapid Progress
in Atlanta, Ga.
years of age.
Friday. He was 73
Electrocution is substituted
hanging as the punishment of first
degree murder in the District of Co
lumbia by a bill the House passed
Monday. The measure already has
Dassed the Senate and now goes to
the President for his signature.
There are 78,000 children in the
public schools of New York City with
defective eyes, and the Board of
Health has been asked to discharge
the physicians who are employed to
examine the children attending
school, but "who are really incompe
tent to examine any one."
Two French airmen were killed
near Etampes, France, Friday. Chas.
Nieuport and his mechanician both
were instantly killed, when the mon
oplane, in which they were flying, fell
to the earth from a high altitude.
Nieuport had achieved great success
as a manufacturer of monoplanes.
The Women's Recall League of San
Francisco, Cal., which is seeking the
removal of Police Judge Charles L.
Weller, has 12,000 names on the re
call petitions, 5,000 more than are
necessary to compel a recall election.
The campaign against Judge Weller
was begun after he had reduced the
bail of a man accused of an offense
against a woman.
Every woman who smokes cigar
ettes is lowering the standard of wo
manhood, according to Representa
tive Frederick P. Greenwood of Ev
e.rette. Mass., who appeared before
the Committee on Public Health of
the Massachusetts Legislature Friday
in support of a bill providing a fine
of not more than $50 for any person
who gives or sells tobacco in any
form to a woman. Dispatches state
there is a large and increasing sale
of cigarettes and women are smoK
ing them more and more.
ed. We will see the temper of the
General Assembly by its action in pu
rifying and protecting the primary.
for lit has the opportunity to lift the
State out of the slough of despond
and disgrace in which it now allows."
We're starting the New York pret
ty fair in a criminal way in North
Carolina. The battle at Glen Alpine
a few days ago would do credit to
any of the Kentucky feud districts.
In the Sandy Marsh section of Bun
combe County last Sunday Ezelle and
Manus King entered Gillespie Meth
odist Chapel and assaulted Rev. J. H.
Greene, the pastor, while h e was
preaching in the pulpit. The preach
er was slightly injured by his assail
ants, who brandished knives and ter
rorized the congregation. The sole
reason for the occurrence seems to
have been that the Kings were
prevented from doing so by those
who were endeavoring to quiet him.
He next grabbed the fire shovel, but
this, too, was taken away from him.
He was finally persuaded to go to bed
but soon after retiring he jumped up
and made a rush for the bureau.
Opening one of the drawers he got
hold of a black necktie, thinking it
was a razor. He found a knife, but
it was taken away from him before
ho fftnid nit himself with it. His
final effort was to choke himself.
" 'You've whipped me this time,
but you will not be able to do it any
more,' declared Mr. Shutt who added
that he was determined to kill him
self but declined to offer any explana
"Shutt is known to have written a
will on Thursday. He denied to rel
atives that a love affair was responsi
ble for his mania to commit suicide.
"He tried to shoot himself at
' Christmas, his effort failing through
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our entire stock of Men 's
Suits and Overcoats at
We do not carry Clothing from one
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Every Suit and Overcoat marked in
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just deduct half this amount.
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The Home of Good Clothes
PROGRESSIVES BEGIN CAMPAIGN.
Three Oflices Opened in Washing
ton to Aid in Publicity Work
New York Office Will Devote Time
to Organization Work.
Washington, D. C, Jan. 26. The
Progressive party to-day opened na
tional headquarters in Washington
and New York and announced that
the campaign for 1916 was under
way. The Washington headquarters
are in charge of O. K. Davis, secre
tary of the party, and are in the
Munsev buildine. The New York of
fices are to be managed by Walter L
Brown, Progressive National Com
mitteeman from Ohio.
The opening of these offices is the
answer of the simon-pure Progres
sives to the proposal for an amalga
mation of that party with the Re
The Washington bureau will be de
voted almost entirely to the dissemi
nation of a weekly paper to be called
the Progressive Bulletin. The New
York office will devote its time to or
Hooper Again Inaugurated Governor
Nashville. Tenn., Jan. 27. Ben W.
Hooper, the second Republican who
has held the Governor's offlce in ien
nessee since Reconstruction days, was
inaugurated for the second term to
i the thouehtfulness of some one who
There have also been a few mur-jhad placed Diank cartridges in his
ders and various other crimes of a i .
more or less atrocious character, but:
the murders are so common that they i
have almost ceased to attract atten- j SAYS FATHER MURDERED NEGRO
All this while the year's yet young.
BRIDE COMMITS SUICIDE.
Raleigh Girl Armed With Gigantic
A Boston, Mass., dispatch Monday
"Students at the fashionable Sim
mons College in the Fenway where
Miss Katherine Parker, of Raleigh,
is registered, have armed them
selves with gigantic hatpins. A slug
ger believed to be insane, has been
attacking the girls. One girl was as
saulted and robbed.
"Captain Goode, of the Back Bay
nolice, has assigned special ofilcers to
the college grounds to protect the
girls, many of whom came from lead
ing families in distant cities.
Who Told Him?
"f!nnaripncft is what tells a man
when he is doing wrong.
"That may be true in your family,"
replied Mr. Meekton, "but my wife's
name is Henrietta." Washington
Sad Tragedy at Rocky Mount Veiled
A Rocky Mount, N. C, dispatch of
January 23 says:
"Leaving his wife early this morn
ing, H. M. Meyers returned later to
find her lying prone upon the floor
in a pool of her own blood and with
a bullet hole in her head. The sui
cide took place at the residence of
W. H. Snell on Nash Street.
The couple boarded at Mrs. Wr. H.
V. Eames and Mrs. Meyers, with her
husband, was at breakfast and seem
ed to be in the best of spirits.
The tragedy was made even sad
der by the fact that the couple had
been married only seven weeks, hav
ing come to this city right after the
wedding. He was from Aulander and
she was Miss Mollie Woodruff, of
Portsmouth. The reason for the trag
edy remains a mystery, she giving
no hint as to the reason in the note
to her husband. She was about twenty-five
years old and was pretty.
Joseph Price Arrested After Son's
Confession Boy Says Father Made
Him Help Bury the Negro's Body.
Asheville, N. C, Jan. 25. Charged
with the murder of John Allen, an
imbecile negro, on the night of Au
gust 11, 1911, Joseph Price, white,
formerly of Marion, thirty-eight
miles from this city, was to-day
lodged in the county jail at Ruther-
frirrHnn Price's arrest followed a
confession by his son, Ernest, aged
16, who told the solicitor that the
skeleton found in the woods near
Marion la6t March was that of the
negro Allen, whose mysterious dis
appearance has hitherto baffled the
Young Price In his confession re
lates that on the morning of August
11, 1911, hi3 father roused him from
bed and compelled him to aid in
burying the negro's body in a patch
of woods near the Price home. The
boy further alleges that his father
declared that he had killed the ne
gro with an axe, while the boy and
his mother were attending a revival
meeting, because he (the father)
wanted to "get the negro's gold."
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Those who purchase pianos under the belief that
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nothing, are storing up trouble for the future.
The Genuine Krakauer Bros. Pianos
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- M. C.
Deputy Sheriff of Wilmington Indict
ed for Embezzlement.
Wilmington, N. C, Jan. 25. Mel
vin Home, a deputy sheriff, against
whom a true bill was returned by the
grand jury a few days ago for em
bezzling $500 tax money while in the
employ of Sheriff S. P. Cowan, was
to-day indicted by the grand jury for
violating the prohibition law. He
has not yet been found.
The Charlotte Observer Favors Three
The Torrens land-tiUe system, the
Australian ballot, and shorter ballots
these measures universally recog
nized as progressive and upon them
not the slightest suspicion of faddish
ness or impractlcality rests.
They are raising chickens nowadays
that sell for almost as much as a
"likely negro boy would have brought
in slavery days, says the Charlotte
Observer. Wrhat would our grandpas
have thought at offering 50 cents for
a rooster and being told that $500
wouldn't buy him? That science of
breeding has reached a high grade of
perfection when a single fowl ia
worth the price of a pair of farm
mules and will bring it, too. Mon
Over one hundred cases of small
pox are reported in Wilkesboro and
North Wllkesboro. Every precaution
possible Is being taken to prevent the
disease from speading further.
THE MOVING SALE
Our store has begun its stupendous
MOVING SALE with a rush. The almost
unheard of prices which we announced
havecertainlv met with general favor; and
we are glad that our customers and friends
are taking advantage of the opportunities
which we are offering.
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