ITfcurxUy, February 20, IS IX
President Taft Saturday vetoed the
J)iiliugham-Burnett Immigration bill,
disapproving of the measure solely
cause of the provision imposing a lit
eracy test on all foreigners seeking
a home. i
James Purcell, the gambler, who
furnii ed sensational evidence at the
New York aldermanic graft hearing
several days ago, shot and killed his
seventeen-year- old daughter Satur
day Vhile quarreling with Ms wife.
"General" Rosalie Jones' army of
suffragettes marching from New
York to Washington, reached Tren
ton, H. J., Saturday and made a re
quest on Governor Wilson for an au
dience after arriving at Washington.
Senator Hoot's proposed amend
ment to the Panama Canal law to re
peal the provision giving free pass
age to American coastwise ships, was
rejected by the United States Senate
inter-oceanic canais committee dy a
vote of seven to three to-day.
The Treasury Department has post
poned Indefinitely the circulation of
the proposed new nickel, which was
scheduled for February 15, because
of protests received from slot-ma
chine interests. Machine venders
claim the new nickel will not operate
the slot machines.
Pensions for widows of soldiers of
the Spanish War and widows of Civil
War veterans who married after
1890, are provided in bills reported
to the United States Senate Pensions
Committee. The bill for Spanish War
pension has passed the House. Es
timates place the increased cost to
the Government at $7,000,000 a year.
A heavy military guard was main
tained at the State Capitol of West
Virginia Friday while m picket guard
at all times surrounded Governor
Glase k owing to the presence of
two hundred miners who are alleged
to have gone t Charleston for the
puryeoe ef taking his life. The strike
srtuatle dees not seeca to Improve.
"Tbtereuloeto will exterminate the
matrre population of Alaska in the
course ef sixty to seventy years if not
eradicated at once," ears Dr. Emil
Krulfok of the public health service,
reporting to the United States Com
missioner of Education. "I am of the
opinion that 15 per cent of the en
tire population is infected with tu
berculosis in either the active or the
latent stage. With the advent of the
white man into the territory the na
tive has contracted his diseases, with
the result that tuberculosis and oth
er diseases are degenerating and de
populating the race."
MRS. WINSTON KILLS HERSELF.
Wife of Judge R. AV. Winston, of Ral
eigh, Meets Tragic Death at Phila
Philadelphia, Pa., Feb. 18. Mrs.
R. W. Winston, the wife of Judge
Winston, of Raleigh, N. C, and the
sister of an Episcopal bishop of that
State, leaped from the eighth floor of
the Jefferson Hospital in this city late
this afternoon and was instantly
Mrs. Winston had been a patient
at the hospital here far several weeks
suffering from a nervous affliction
and according to the physicians at the
hospital she was never left unguard
ed. She was subjected to periods of
hallucinations and had frequently
threatened to end her life and in
structions were given to the nurses
never to leave her alone for a mo
ment. Just before evening, while the
nurses were cnangmg aetaiis, Mrs.
Winston was temporarily forgotten,
and although the nurses had only
been out of the room for less than
five minutes, the time was seized by
the southern woman as the best op
portunity to . take her life. She
reached the window and before an or
derly in the hall, who heard her
throw up the sash and came to see
who was in the room, could stop her,
Mrs. Winston dashed to death 100
feet below. Her body rolled into Mo
ravian street, where a pool of blood
remained as the only evidence of the
The tragic death of Mrs. Winston
came as a great shock to people in
Raleigh, where Mrs. Winston has so
many friends. She was a great
church worker and one of the leading
spirits in the Woman's Club and will
be greatly missed. Judge and Mrs.
Winston moved to Raleigh from Dur
ham a few years ago. Mrs. Winston
before her marriage was Miss Sophia
Horner, daughter of late Bishop Hor
ner, of Oxford. Mrs. Robert C.
Strong, of this city, is a sister of the
FIVE LEGISLATORS INDICTED.
Charged With Bribery in Connection
With Senatorial Contest in West
Virginia. One Candidate for Sen
A dispatch from Charleston, West
Virginia, under date of February 14,
v "The grand jury summoned by
Judge Black to consider the bribery
charges in connection with the Sen
atorship fight, returned five indict
ments to-day. The indicted men are
Delegates Asbury, Roung, Hill, and
Duff, and Senator Smith. The Indict
ments charge the men with "felon
iously receiving bribes." They are
also indicted for misdemeanor. The
jury considered additional evidence
CanfLite for Senate Arretted Charj?-
With Bribing IMattr.
Charleston. W. Va., Feb. 13. Col.
William Seymour Edwards, candidate
lor umtea states senator, was ar
rested to-day charged with bribing
Delegate S. U. G. Rhodes, one of the
five men arrested Tuesday. Edwards
Intense excitement was created la
the House of Delegates to-day when
the Rev. Thomas J. Smith, of West
Union, Doddridg County, speaking
on a question of personal privilege,
declared that Delegate S. U. G.
Rhodes and another man had
thrust $500 in his pocket in a room
in a Charleston hotel, after, he de
clared, Rhodes and the other man
had offered him $2,000 if he would
vote for Col. W. S. Edwards for Unit
ed States Senator. Smith declared
he did not know how much money
bad been put Into his pockets until he
had left the room. Then he went to
Delegate H. C. Williamson, of Tyler
County, had him count the money,
enclose it in an envelope and return
it to Rhodes. Smith, explaining his
position, Bald he had refused to ac
cept any money from Rhodes or the
other man whom he did not recog
nize, but Rhodes had insisted it was
not a bribe. Smith has been voting
for Isaac T. Mann for Senator. Smith
asked the House of Delegates to in
vestigate the alleged attempt to bribe
GOMEZ SATS HE IS PRESIDENT.
Famous Revolutionary Leader Says
Will Name Hia Cabinet at Once,
Though He is Far From the Mexi
El Pasco, Texas, Feb. 15. Emilio
Vasquea Gomez, recenlty released on
bond at San Antonio, Texas, to-day
crossed the border at Columbus, N
M., and proclaimed himself President
It is reported that Gomez was met
below the line by a band of rebels,
led by Colonel David De La Funte,
General Salaaar, chief of staff, who
always has been a Yasqulsta.
Emilio Vasquea Gomez and his
brother,-Dr. Francisco Vasquea Go
mez, played prominent parts in the
Madero revolution. Emilio was a
member of the De LaBarra provision
During Orozco's occupancy of Ju
arez, during the Orozco revolt, Emi
lio came to Jaurez to become Pro
visional President, but was put In jail
by Orozco. The estrangement of the
two rebel leaders never has been ex
plained. Later Gomez was released
and came to the United States, where
he was arrested on charges of neu
trality violation. Recently he was
released on bond at San Antonio.
In a telegram sent here to-day,
General Gomez said he would ap
point his Cabinet at once, declaring
himself Provisional President of Mex
ico by virtue of the plan of San Luis
Potosi, which was formed at Tacu-
baya and Ayula.
TOTAL FINES AGGREGATE
Bath Tub Trust and Officials of Com
panies Found Guilty Fines Must
Be Paid by March 1, or Defendants
Will Go to Jail.
Detroit, Mich., Feb. 15. Judge
Clarence W. Sessions, in the Federal
District Court to-day imposed fines
ranging from one dollar to $10,000
on the fourteen individual and thir
teen corporation defendants, convict
ed yesterday in the trial of the so
called "bath tub trust," for criminal
conspiracy in restraint of trade.
The fines totalled $51,007, and
they must be paid on or before March
1. In the case of the individual, if
the fines are not paid before that date
a sentence not exceeding six months
in the Detroit House of Correction
There are twenty-seven defendants
in all, of which fourteen are indi
viduals. In passing sentence Judge Sessions
said that the Department of Justice
had urged imprisionment for Ahrens,
Torrance and Dawes, of the Standard
Sanitary Manufacturing Company.
He explained the fines, as imposed
upon them, by saying:
"Although I am firmly convinced
that they were the dominating in
fluence in bringing about the effect
iveness of the conspiracy, I must take
other things into consideration. The
case has been tried once before, be
fore an able judge, for whose opinion
I have the profoundest respect, and
he ordered the dismissal of the
charge against those three men. They
preferred, however, to stand trial
with the rest. While I differ with
the former judge in opinion, I must
takejnto consideration the chance I
may be mistaken, and I must act ac
cordingly.' x The fine against their
company, the Standard, was the larg
est of all.
Oldest Son of General Lee Dies.
Raven worth, Va., Feb. 18. G. W.
C. Lee, eldest son of General Robert
E. Lee, formerly an aide de camp on
the staff of Jefferson Davis, and pres
ident emeritus of Washington and
Lee University, died here today. He
was eight years old. t
More than 42.000 perems dl-d la!
North Carolina last year. .S dying:
The SUte Bar Association will hold
its annual meeting in Asheville this
summer, beginning July 3.
J. W. Clay, a printer, of Hickory,
X. C, will go to Brazil to manage
the Methodist printing plant at Rio
Nellie Gray Jones, of near New
Bern, five years old, was burned to
death a few days ago by her clothes
catching fire from the fire-place.
The Wilkes Patriot states that J.
C. Sparks, of Wiikee County, killed a
hog a few days ago that tipped the
scales at 960 pounds, which took the
record for hog raising in that county.
Mr. Edward M. Hodges, a wealthy
man of Klnston, fell dead In hl.i au
tomobile Monday as he was about to
start for a drive. Apoplexy was
given probably as the cause.
The State Fair Association, through
its executive committee, decide to is
sue $50,000 in bonds for additional
buildings at State Fair Grounds and
settle an outstanding bonded debt of
Col. Jos. B. Starr, a Confelercte
soldier and commander of Starr's bat
tery of Confederate artillery in the
Confederate army, died at his home
in Fayetteville Thursday.
The Greenville Reflector tells of
the death of Hoyt Whi taker, aged
fifteen years, who was shot and kill
ed hy Andrew Whltehurst, aged cine
years. The little fellow picked up a
loaded gun and the thins exploded
with above results.
The laboratory of the Salisbury
graded school was visited by fire
Thursday doing $1,000 damage to
the building and $1,200 damage to
the laboratory. More than 1,000
school children in the buildings when
the fire occurred were rescued.
Dredge No. 1 of the Brett Engineer
ing Company, engaged on the drain
age work near Alma, Robeson Coun
ty, was totally destroyed by fire
Tuesday morning. No idea can be ad
vanced as to the origin of the fire
The dredge was not insured. The
burned dredge was valued at $12,500.
The Judgeships and More Wire-
The making of four more judicial
districts in this State means that the
State will have to be redistricted.
And now will come the wire-pulling
and political game playing. The man
who has an itching for judgeship will
want a district built up around him
in. which there is not another form
idable candidate for the judgeship.
The legislators who want to serve the
people and not the candidates should
get a good sized club. Monroe En
quirer. M. P. JOHNSON COMMITS SUICIDE.
Farmer Loses Mind After Losing His
On last Wednesday morning Mar
shall P. Johnson, a well-to-do farmer
of Elevation Township, committed
suicide near his home by hanging
himself to a cherry tree. He is said
to have gone one about 6:30 o'clock
saying that he was going to feed his
hogs and build a hog pen. This is
the last time that he was seen alive.
About 8 o'clock his body was- found
hanging to a cherry tree. His hat
was found hanging on the end of one
of the poles with which a hog pen
was braced, and judging from the
surroundings, it seemed that he had
tied one end of a rope to a limb on
the tree and then climbed upon the
hog pen and tied the other end
around his neck and jumped off. His
feet were touching the ground but
his neck was broken and he had
evidently been, dead for quite a lit
tle while when found.
It is said that his mind had been
affected for several months. This
had been especially noticeable since
last summer when be lost a valuabje
mule. This loss seemed to prey upon
his mind until for a time it appeared
unbalanced, and he had never fully
recovered from that trouble. He was
a son of Henry M. Johnson, a promi
nent farmer of Meadow Township,
and was about forty-five years old.
He .leaves a wife and seven children.
Two Sisters Die; Third HI.
In a remote section of Alexander
County a few days ago Miss Eliza
beth Teague, an aged maiden lady,
died and was buried the following
day. When the funeral party return
ed to the house from the cemetery
they found Miss Amanda Teague, a
sister of the woman just buried had
died, and she was buried the follow
ing day beside her sister. The only
remaining sister of the family of
three is reported critically ill with
pneumonia. No physician was call
ed to see the two that have died
and .though it is not known what
killed them, it is believed they also
had pneumonia. Union Republican.
KDITtmiAL lt!I I.K;iHLATfMLH.
i I Irprrvr-mAti t r tewa1 cf leUe.
burs lwu i tike Ika Classed
With Mur- mod Rntolate tr.
Archibald Jofc&soa fittm Tbem Vp
in m lieccet 1mmb of Charity axad
The divorce bills Introduced in the
House did not suit Editor Archi
bald Johnson of Charity and Chil
dren, as well as many others, and
Editor Johnson paid his respects to
the members of the House of Repre
sentatives which caused the House to
pass a resolution last Thursday de
nouncing the editorial and stating
that It had faith la itself. The edito
rial referred to which appeared in a
recent iasoe of Charity and Children
is as follows:
"Moral Molly Coddles.
"Thanks to the Senate, the horri
ble divorce bill introduced by Rep
resentative Stewart and which passed
the Hodse, was killed before the Sen
eio uiumiiivw uj mix uicfwuciuius.
- I . . W W.I I
"The fact that such a bill got half
way through the Legislature is
enough to cause us to stop and think
a little. We are entirely too care
less in selecting men to represent us
in Raleigh. We send a lot of molly
coddles there, whose intentions are
good enongh, but who are as Inno
cent of color and conviction as so
many gate-posts. They are led around
by the nose by men stronger than
themselves, and have about as much
foresight as a drove of mules.
"Fortunately we are usually a lit
tle more careful in our selection of
Senators; and this has saved us many
a time from wild and foolish legisla
tion not only, but from laws that
open the flood gates to immorality
"We thank the Lord that this Stew
art bill, which aimed at the heart of
the fireside and the home, is as dead
as a door-nail; and it is not likely
that another like it will be presented
before this Legislature. Our present
divorce law is not creditable to the
virtue of the State, and to lower the
bars would put us outside the pale of
"The House of Representatives is
not as strong a body as we hoped
when it first assembled. It has a
few strong men in it, some of whom
are much more ambitious than patri
otic, and there is danger that the
House will prevent some legislation
that is greatly needed, notably the
provision for a six months' term of
our public schools."
This riled Representative Plum
mer Stewart, of Mecklenburg, author
cf one of the divorce bills, and he
denounced the editor and the edito
l rial and let the world know that he
j didn't like to be called a molly coddle
or put in a class with mules, and he
wanted a resolution passed denounc
ing the editorial. Some of the mem
bers tried to quiet the other offended
members, but their anger could not
be quenched without some resolu
tion being spread on the records, so
the following resolution, introduced
by Representaive Devin, was passed:
"Resolved by the House of Repre
sentatives, That the House of Repre
sentatives of North Carolina con
demns the unjust criticism of this
body appearing in an editorial in
Charity and Children of February 13,
and the grave charges tnerein con
tained against the integrity, patriot
ism, and intelligence of this body."
HOW THIS ONE ESCAPED.
Aged Man of Wilson Said He Kept
Forty Pints of Whiskey for His
A special from Wilson ,N. C, to
the News and Observer says:
"In the Superior Court with Judge
Cline on the bench. James Owens, a
white man of over seventy years, was
convicted of selling liquor. In his ap
peal to the judge for mercy Owens in
sisted that he had not ordered whis
key for the purpose of sale and when
pressed to give a reason for having in
his possession more than forty pints
of the Ptuff. said: "My reason for
ordering the whiskey was that
might have it for my wife to use in
bathing. It takes about three pints
for a good bath and it is lots cheaper
than buying alcohol.' Judge Cline
smilingly accepted the explanation
and allowed the old man to go."
Primary Election for Fourth Class
Primary elections for the selection
of fourth-class postmasters are pro
vided for an amendment to the post
office approuriation bill which the
Senate Committee on Postoffices
Thursday added to that measure. The
consideration of the bill was com
pleted by the committee, but on ac
count of the necessity of gathering
information relating to some of the
changes, the measure was not report
The primary election was suggest
ed by Senator Bristdw, of Kansas,
and as agreed to it will apply only
to fourth-class postmasters and will
be optional with the Postoffice De
partment whether the system shall
be put in execution. In that event
it authorizes the holding of primary
elections and when such elections are
held it is made obligatory upon the
Department to appoint the person re
ceiving the highest number of votes
among the patrons of any given post
office. Statesville Landmark. .
North l'an4M Uit xfcooU WlU le
hlm Worn ftstiffracsi
Special to the Caucasus:
Chape! Hill. Feb. If. S&ail
eaea ia Nona Carolina vote! Tart
hsadred aad sixty perils from siaety
Nomh Carol tea bich schools will de
bate this qarslloa on Friday, FV
nzary SI. under the astplres of tb
Hifh School Debating U&loa of
North Carolina, the orgaaUatoa ia
ttitsted by the Dialectic aad f&llaa
throplc Literary Societie of thm Uni
versity of North Carolina. Each of
these ninety school has be placed
la a tria&irolAr with to other
schools. A&d each school pats out to
teams one a&rmailv aad the other
negative for the preliminaries a
the data abov mentioned. Ecy
school that wins both of its debatee
will send its teams to Chapel Hill
for the final contest for the Arcock
Memorial Cup. which contest will
come two weeks later: March 7. In
creasing greatly the Slate-vide in
terest In the debating union la the
,w., .v.. . j, .
Woman Suffrage," ts a popular one.
For Quite a number of schools girls.
some of them ardent suSraxettr
will debate; namely, the school of
Salisbury. Lenoir. Smithfield. Pik
vine. Chapel Hill and Graham, will
have Rirls representing their rmpeo
A Large Tohrco (iruwrr.
Mr. J. p. Slawter, who lUra hoc
eight miles northeast of Pinnacle.
N. C, and some thirty mile from
Winston-Salem, Is a champion
among tobacco grower. He was in
the city the past week with hit last
940 pounds which brought him a to
tal or $451, or nearly an average of
ou cents per pound, ror 3 0 years
Mr. Slaughter has been growing to
bacco and this year from his own ef
forts snd those of his tenants sold
some $5,438 worth of the weed, or
some 16,000 pounds at about thirty-
five cents a pound. Union Republi
.Mr. Doyte Fell Dead in Church.
Mr. M. F. Boyte, one of the oldest
men in the county, fell dead in North
Monroe Methodist Church Sunday
morning during the sermon. Anoth
er old citizen of that community. Mr.
William Privett. died of heart disease
about a year ago while on his war
from the same church, and Mr. Doyte
was walking by his side at the time
and took hi mto his daughter's where
his own body was carried Sunday.
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wniSae0!'? s. beg1111 its stupendous
MOVING SALE with a rush. ThfTalmost
unheard of prices which we announced
have certainly met with general favor; and
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are taking advantage of the opportunities
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la lire at rjetUlw
rayefievtn. N. C IlTwa-ty-liat
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gatsee whka early this ora?sc d
trie4 a rstsll tra fcekmclag u
C I HatflU called "The Msl Klac
ef the South. aad ilry ttaUes as 4
the adnata fcotae of J. F. Wee.
Yel tor were rce4 frosa
Mr. Whi'i tatl aad all sale! Um
were Mr. IWttfie'a, Tata a!. wtta
the bars, was afeoet t .!. aaS
ared. Oaly sale aaoac wtea'
ty-ai&e aalcsAls ia this stable coal J
be raoresl from the temfytax
fiases, and It was so badly br4
thAt tt toast die.
Thiaka Wrob lull UlU I1e Ittot.
We hate no desire to say or do
anything thAt will la the tjrt later
fere with the fie. a! pasaAfe of th
Webb bill to prohibit the ahtpoeat
of liquor Into dry territory, but if w
wAsted to run a blockade distillery
we should favor the measure, WWre
there Is a dovA&d there Is almoet
sure to b a supply. The demaad
would b so Krei that more rtaks
would b taken The profit would
also be greater, for competition
would practically be at an end. Ptlll.
there are thousands of men who waat
jobs, even If It means hu&tlsf for
blockade stills, and they should be
able to put them out of busiaes.
Democrat Waat lndict of Tber
The citrus fruit growers of Florida
do not mince mutters. They say that
If the Democrats, at their spatial ses
sion of Con ureas, reduce the tariff ea
their products, they will not only op
pose Any Senator or CoBgreaaxaava
who favors It. but will leave the
ocratic party and Florida will
become a Republican State. Louisi
ana is about the same way oa nsr.
Southern Democrats will woo a begia
to vote as they pray If the aaw ad
mlnlsiratlon carries out the slotf;
of Its Baltimore platform.
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