!Tlsari4ar, February 6, 1313.
Grief-stricken because of the death
of her husband, Mrs. Guy Relchtmyer
of Lebanon, Missouri, killed her two
small daughters and herself.
President-elect Wilson Monday ac
cepted the offer of Princeton stu
dents to escort him from his home at
Princeton to the White House on the
day he is inaugurated.
The Tennessee Legislature has ex
tended an invitation to William J.
Bryan, Oscar Underwood," and Ollie
James to address the two Houses in
joint session at some time in the near
future on any subject they may se
The Supreme Court of the United
States has dismissed the appeal of
Jack Johnson, the negro pugilist, in
dicted in Chicago, on the charge of
violating the Federal white slave law.
The appeal was taken from the Fed
eral Court's decision in Northern 11
linois, which refused to release him
on habeas corpus proceedings.
John Paul Farrell, a New York
janitor, confessed Tuesday that he
sent Bernard Herrera the bomb last
Sunday which caused the death of
Mrs. ' Herrera and serious injury to
Herrera. Then Farrell astonished
the police by calmly reciting that he
sent the bomb which killed Mrs. Heel
en Taylor a year ago, and added that
she was his daughter. Next Farrell
solved the mystery surrounding the
sending of a bomb last year to Judge
A dispatch from New Haven, Conn,,
says that since the opening of the
parcel post a noticeable decrease in
business has been shown by the pri
vate express companies in that city
and the Adams Company has dis
charged twenty-eight employes from
the main office and twelve from a
branch office. There is also a de
crease in the number of carrying
wagons, while the postoffices have
been compelled to add several clerks
and to make collections by specially
engaged trucks in some instances.
SUFFRAGETTES STILL RIOTOUS.
England Fears the Militants May Re
sort to Incendiarism Lords in Par
liament Are Panic-Stricken.
A cablegram from London under
date of Saturday says:
"Suffragettes to-day smashed with
stones a glass cover of one of the
cases in the jewel room of the tower
of London where the crown jewels
are kept. They were arrested. This
attack is in line with militant pur
pose to attack all Government build
ings. "Lords in Parliament are panic
stricken because of the militant
methods of suffragettes and seldom
venture into the streets without a
body-guard. Their homes are pro
tected night and day by specially as
signed police who have been warned
to prevent incendiary fires or other
"Alarmed by rumors that his child
would be kidnaped, Winston Church
ill has four police constantly on guard
outside his house. The Churchill
baby is followed by plain clothes men
from Scotland Yard when the nurse
takes the child for an airing.
"Incindiary fires, however, are
most feared by the authorities. They
firmly believe an -attempt will be
made to burn the principle Govern
ment buildings. - The force of night
policemen in the neighborhood of
Westminster has been double in con
sequence." $1,500,000 FIRE IN SAVANNAH
River Front for Two Blocks Entirely
Savannah, Ga., Feb. 3. Damage
estimated at $1,500,000 resulted
early yesterday from a fire of un
known origin, which swept the Sa
vannah River front for two blocks de
stoying the wharves of the Mer
chants' and Miners' Transportation
Company, several warehouses and the
Planters Rice Mill.
The blaze was discovered shortly
after 1 o'clock yesterday morning in
a shed on the eastern end of the
wharves. All the available fire ap
paratus in the city .responded to the
general alarm and every effort was
made to check the conflagration, with
the assistance of fire tugs in the
river. The flames spread from the
Ogechee Canal east to within 150 feet
of Broad Street, threatening many
business structures and shipping. Af
ter fighting the flames for hours the
fire finally was gotten under control
without loss of life. SeveraL firemen
were slightly injured but none seri
ously. The greatest loss was sustained by
the Central of Georgia Railway Com
pany, owners of the Merchants' and
Miners' terminals and the Merchants'
and Miners freight which was tored
in the warehouses. The loss to. this
company is estimated at $600,000,
covered by insurance.
Hoboes Hobnail Howe.
New Orleans, La., Feb, 1. James
Eads How, of St. Louis, the self
styled "millionaire v hobo leader,"
who first organized the "Migratory
Workers of the World," and called
the first national hobo convention,
waa repudiated as a leader of the ho
boes in convention here to-day. How
tried to Inject Socialism into the pro
ceedings and the "boes" finally tired
of his propaganda and to-day the
former leader was "squelched" and
told to get out.
Tired of How and the monotonous
fight between him and .President Jeff
Davis over the question of Socialism,
the hoboes broke up the convention
of the "International Brotherhood
Welfare Association," threw How
and bis principles out and organized
a "hobo mass meeting.'
After appropriating one dollar for
the purchase of tobacco for the ho
boes confined in the parish prison
and in the house of detention, the
convention adjourned to meet in the
open air on the river front Sunday
afternoon. Jeff Davis said that the
conTentJon probably wound continue
for three days.
v John D. Pocket the Change.
New York, Feb. 3. John D.
Rockefeller is $10,000,000 richer to
day than he was yesterday. Of a
special dividend declared to-day by
the Standard Oil Company, of New
Jersey, this amount approximately
represents bis share of a total distri
bution of $39,332,000 on the com
pany's capital stock, at the rate of
$40 a share.
The huge "melon" comes as a re
sult, it was indicated in a statement
given out by the company of the Su
preme Court dissolution decree. This
necessitates the payment to the pa
rent company of vast sums owed to it
by the former subsidiaries.
It was explained that this divi
dend represented moneys owed to the
company by its subsidiaries at the
time of the dissolution.
A VOICE FROM THE BENCH.
Thre is a Cause, and Reform Will
Come Either From Within or With
out. (Washington (D. C.) Times.
Justice Wesley O. Howard, of the
appellate bench of New York, has
raised from his place on the bench
a voice of sympathy for the current
criticism of judicial methods. Jus
tice Howard will be understood by
the rank and file of people who be
lieve and demand that substantial
justice should be done as among all!
classes of people. His utterances
will perchance sound extreme and
dangerous to those people who see
nothing to criticise in the adminis
tration of justice by our courts. But
his acclaimers will be the vast ma
jority of sincere thinkers.
After citing Instances of inequit
able treatment of rich and poor at
the hands of the courts, whereby
great malefactors escape with inade
quate sentences while unfortunates
without social or financial influence
suffer extreme penalties, Justice How
ard proceeded: -
"The people are becoming impa
tient with these discrepancies of jus
tice, and they are demanding with
a louder voice each day that there be
reform. It is not well to scoff at the
mutterings of the people; there is
much reason for it Unless the
judges act, the people will act; if
they do not resort to the recall, they
will revise the Constitution and cre
ate new courts courts that will do
rough justice; courts to do summary
justice; courts close to the common
people; courts without technicalities,
sophistry, and delay, and where sub
stantial right prevails."
Which means that unless reform
comes from the inside, it will be im
posed from the outside. And it is
all true. Fortunately, Justice How
ard is not alone among jurists, a
number of whom recently have
sounded similarly sensible warnings.
Assistant Postmaster at Keyser
Charged With Defaulting.
A special from Carthage, N. C, to
Sunday's Charlotte Observer says:
"Glenn H. Keith, assistant post
master at Keyser, was tried here to
day before United States Commis
sioner J. T. Copeland on the charge
of default of money order funds. The
amount alleged to be short is about
"Postoffice Inspector W. F. Chester
is said to have discovered the short
age at a recent inspection of the of
fice. 1 District Attorney Seawell pros
ecuted and the defendant was rep
resented by Attorney U. L. Spence of
"Keith was required to give a $500
bond for his appearance at the May
term of Federal Court at Raleigh."
Governor Wilson Is Very Late With
Many persons will wonder why
Governor Wilson, postponed to this
late day that New Jeresy war on the
trusts which he has just started. He
entered the Governorship in 1911, at
which time he was just as well aware
as he is now that New Jersey was
the mother of trusts. ' And yet he al
lowed; two. years to elapse, says the
St., Louis Globe-Democrat before he
made, any attack, upon them which
anybody took, with . any seriousness.
His State has granted more charters
to the really iniquitous combines
than all the other States in the ag
gregate. In his messages and con
fabs with politicians in the, past two
years he has dealt the New Jersey
patented trusts a few slaps on the
wrist, but they have laughed at him.
Dock Dean, of Salisbury, died tud-
denly a few days ago Just after hJ
bad taken a drink of "blind tiger
whiskey. The stomach of the de
ceased was sent to Raleigh for an
alysis, and following this report the
coroner's jury will render a verdict.
A. H. Hawkins, W. M. Shepard, A.
C. Morris, nad F. E. Tepton. the four
Hendersonville merchants who were
charged with violation of the United
States law which forbidi lottery, were
set free in a hearing before a Unit
ed States Commissioner on the
ground that the Government failed
to make out a case. The merchants
had offered prizes in a manner that
the Government held It against the
Monroe Enquirer: "Hurely Mills,
a fifteen-year-old orphan boy who
lived in Lane's Creek Township, went
out hunting and while he was stand
ing on a log in the woods his gun
fell from his hand and was discharg
ed when it struck the log. The en
tire load entered the boy's right el
fcow. The arm had to be amputated
the next day."
A Winston-Salem dispatch of Jan
uary 30 says: "C. E. Green, a mem
ber of the construction force at work
on the Yadkin River Railroad, a new
road being built through Wilkes and
Watauga Counties, lost both eyes and
is now suffering from lockjaw as a re
sult of an explosion of dynamite.
Green and his force were at work on
a tunnel when the explosion occur
red. No hope is entertained for his
Married Twenty-Four Years, and Has
Winston-Salem, N. C, Jan. 30.
Mr. and Mrs. Henrv Wilson, of Stokes
County, whose post-office address is!empty TreaBurv
Peter's Creeks, Va., have been mar-j
ried twentv-four Years. Dnrine this:
time Mrs. Wilson has given birth to1
twenty-seven children. Among these ;
are one set of triplets and six sets of
twins. Mrs. Wilson is only forty-one
years of age, and Dr. Leak, the fam
ily physician, thinks she is good fori
thirty-nine years more.
Woman Drops Thirty-Five Feet in a
Well Climbs Out by Chain.
Newton, N. C, Jan. 31. Mrs.
Edith Lominax, of North Newton,
went to the well yesterday afternoon
to draw a bucket of water, and as
she began drawing, the floor, which
had become pretty well rotten, gave
way and she fell thirty feet to the
bottom in about eight feet of water.
She landed on her feet and had pres
ence of mind enough when she arose
above the water to grasp the chain,
and on this she climbed fifteen feet
to where the wall stopped off. Her,
little daughter, saw her fall and ran
for help. When found she was sit-1
ting on the wall waiting for them to
draw her up. She had only a few .
Young Chatham County
Pittsboro, N. C, Jan. 30. A coro
ner's inquest over the body of Cleve
land Campbell, the young farmer
who was shot near his home late yes-
terday evening, resulted in a verdict
that the deceased came to his death
caused by a gun-shot wound from the
hands of Will C. Griffin. Griffin's
plea is self-defense and he surren
dered himself early this morning to
.After the jury's verdict Griffin was
lodged in jail.
Will, his cousin, Walker, and Un
cle Joe Griffin were all squirrel hunt-
ing, and Campbell ordered them off
his place. Griffin claims Campbell
tried to shoot him, having his gun
leveled on him when he shot first, the
load going directly through Camp
bell's heart. Campbell is of a fam
ily of eleven boys and three girls.
His father, mother, ten brothers and
three sisters survive him. Feeling
runs high in the family. He is sur
vived also by a young widow and
two small children.
CROATAN'S AND NEGROES FIGHT.
Small Riot at Buie in Which One
Negro is Killed and Several Croa
tans and Negroes Are Severely
A special -from Lumberton, N. C,
to Sunday's News and Observer says:
"One negro is dead and several
Croatans and negroes are severely
wounded as the result of a drunken
row in the village of Buie, eleven
miles from Lumberton on the Coast
Line. The fight occurred late this
"Sheriff Robert Lewis and depu
ties were dispatched there about
7:30 to-night and are still there. The
number involved in the fight isn't
known. A passenger on the Coast
Line to-night brought back the story
that order had been restored and
that the officers are holding a number
of the rioters.
"The names of the dead and the
wounded are unknown as is the cause
of the trouble. Nothing more than
a drunken row between, the roughest
elements of the two races appears to
have caused the trouble; The .fight
seems to have been started., by the
"Though white men interferred and
helped to brenk up the row, all es-
taped injury sad assisted la holding
some of the worst. The dlitasc pre
vents the return of the oSker b
for midnight sod the noabtr under
1 "rcst 1 not known. It is reported
ta there may be two Indians and a!
negro f sully la J a red.'
THE ST.ITirs IXIIElITKDXKHg.
Tfe Fusion Administration Left Moo-
ej In 1 14- Tr-aur Who It Una!
the .State Into Del to Saw
000.00? I ,l M lated in the report that
. prisoners at the coat let catap com-
The Clinton News-Dispatch, speak-' plained of Uk of quxXUy sad quaat
ing of the State's Urge indebtedness.! lty of feod sad that often rats were
and the responsibility for the debts," found ia the boiled dinners.
V v I U W" aJ fcrouKht out that the
If one should believe what the boiled dinners are cooked la two
Democratic press and stump speakers Urge pots in a furnace aad that pots
say during the campaign they would are used on alternate days for wash
think that every Republican adminls- Ing the clothing of the prisoners. Af
tration this State ever had was com- ter the statement from the county
posed of thieves, highway robbers, commissioners. Judge Carter dis
and carpet-baggers. But let's look charged the Jurors, thanking them
into the matter and see if we can get most heartily for the fine public ser
at the real truth and compare the vice they had Derformi
Republican administrations with the
recent Democratic administrations.
The Legislature of 1S68 and 1869
during the Reconstruction period of
which we all have heard so much,
was composed of carpet-baggers from
the North, together with their North
Carolina associates whose sons are
the leading men in the Democratic
party to-day, and when many of these
stump speakers and certain editors
are abusing the Legislature of '68
and '69 they are helping abuse upon
their own fathers. But that Legisla
ture as mean as it was did not hurt
the State much, it is true they issued
lots of bonds but the Democrats re
pudiated them and they have not
been paid until this day. So North
Carolina is not in debt one penny by
virtue of the Legislature of '68 and
But in 1896 the Republicans car
ried the State an dof course found an
and .t his administration found the
State institutions in awful bad condi-
tion' tne buildings in bad repair, with
but little furniture fit for use. At
the State Hospital they found many
of the poor insane patients lying up
on the floor for the lack of beds.
They went to work, repaired and fur
nished this institution, took the pa
tients off the floor and gave them nice
clean beds. They repaired and built
other institutions. In fact, the Re
publican Legislatures of 1895 and
1897 appropriated so much money for
buildings, repairs, and maintenance
for the different institutions of the
State that the Democratic editors
liked to have had convulsions because
the Republican administration had
tSfent so much money.
But it must be remembered that
Governor Russell and his administra
tion did not sell a single bond in or
der to get money to run the State
Government, that they contracted no
debts but Daid everv Dennv of the an
propriations that they made and left
jn the State Treasury more than one
hundred and eighty-five thousand
dollars which the Democrats fell heir
to. There can be no doubt of this
amount being turned over to the
Democrats because a legislative com
mittee composed of three Democrats
the late Dr. B. F. Dixon, J. W. At
water, and W. P. Ormsby counted
the money and said It was there. It
must be remembered that the Repub
licans did not collect half the taxes
! out of the People of North Carolina
that Governor Kltchin and his admin
istration collected out of the people
during the year 1912.
But in January, 1899, a Democrat
ic Legislature met and began to write
the laws and spend the money. It
was only, a very short time before
this money had vanished and Gover
nor Aycock and Treasurer Lacy hik
! ed off to New York and borrowed two
hundred thousand dollars to tide
them over until the next Legislature
met and issued bonds to pay it, and
they have continued to issue bonds,
run in debt and raise taxes until the
people cannot stand it much longer.
Only two years ago they almost dou
bled the taxes, and now they are in
the hole $75,000,000, and say that
our taxes must be raised still high
er. But if they keep it up at this
rate our property will soon be taken
away from us in taxes and the people
reduced to paupers.
' As we see it, there is only one rem
edy that can save our property from
confiscation in the name of taxes, and
that is for a large majority of the
people to quit voting the Democratic
RATS IN THEIR FOOD.
Convicts. Complain, and New Han
over Grand Jury After Investiga
tion Report Conditions Bad- Also
Brought Out That Their Dinners
Are Cooked in Same Pots Used for
Washing Prisoners Clothes.
Wilmington, N. C, Feb. 1. The
grand jury of the present term of
court, which has been in session for
two weeks and has conducted a most
searching investigation into a num
ber of matters, made its report to
the court at noon.
The report showed bad conditions
at the jail, county home and convict
camp so bad, ip. fact, that Judge
Carter, said, he would not discharge
the grand jury at that time, but
would bold them together for a fur
the investigation, ordering the com
missioners to appear instanter and
give him, categorical answer, to. the
charges made, and-assurance that the
coeditioes conpisised of woald be
tetaedled without fartat r dtUy.
The cosi:aifl6Drt aseta&l4
promptly, sad larauch their chair
man eirectea a eoaaisAioaer to th
aaswerln catrcortcallr the
statements la the report a&4 promis
ing immediate relief. The preeeat
board has bea la See only a t!tU
over s month aad 1 said to be cask
lag as good headway as tcibie to
ward bettering condltiota.
1UU in iH&oor.
The superintendent of the camp Is
sued a statement in which he said
that the only rat known to have got
in the food was Jut before Christ
mas, that parts of it was detected by
some of the prisoners and that he
Until Feb. 1 5th we offer
our entire stock of Men 's
Suits and Overcoats at
exactly half price.
We do not carry Clothing from one
season to another, hence this sacrifice.
Every Suit and Overcoat marked in
plain figures the original price, you
iust deduct half this amount.
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10 E. MARTIN STREET
The Home of Good Clothes
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Those who purchase pianos under the belief that
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THE MOVING SALE
Our store has begun its stupendous
MOVING SALE with a rush. The almost
unheard of prices which we announced
have certainly met with general favor; and
we are glad that our customers and friends
are taking advantage of the opportunities
which we are offering.
Coins Early ondj Get fixe Ccst Sdccacno
210 EayettevffleSt Ralh, .'N-C
tc4d lata act to tat aay cscr of the
particular taeat. He satd the rat au
dita tally UU ia the Urge pot wfciU
the fde&d was Wilis g.
trm iwr tr c mg.
The Caacaslaa ? "That ro
Joed CrsJUUaai CSeaUe& will
That's what, Xtn a set of f$4i
tklass wast to do sotaetfcleg wros
thf first legsUte ft. They do&l tare
if the people do get lato UoutX
they, tfee pclUIca! tricksters, doa't get
la the pe'.iUeaUary. Hickory Mr-
Laa iWgfu sad IlrrV llib.
After s frightful coscalef spell a
rasa la Neeaah. WU frit terrible
pains ia hU side aad his doctor foasd
two ribs had been broksa. What
agoay Dr. Klags New Dtarovery
would have saved btta. A few tea
poo&sfol eads a late cooga. while
persistent use roots obstiaate coegaa.
eipels stubborn colds or heals weak,
sore ittBgs, "I feel sore Its a God
sead to humanity." writes Mrs. HSe
Morton, Columbia, Vio. -for I belltve
I would have consumption to-day If I
bad not used this great remedy." Us
guaranteed to satisfy, sad you can
get a free trial bottle, or li cent or
11.00 site st all druggists.
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