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THIRD YEAR, NO. 15.
HENDERSON, N. 0., TUESDAY AFTERNOON, AUGUST 29, 1916
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HE DESCRIBES MISERY AND SUFFERING
TO FOLLOW WHEN TRAINS STOP MOVING
AS ORDER FOR STRHCE IS SENT FORTH
I'Ir. Wilson Tells Congress He Has Done All
He Could to Bring Agreement and Is Now
Powerless to Do More-Presents Plan to
Handle Grave Situation Facing the Nation.
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WASHINGTON, Aug. 29. Direct negotiations between the
railroad executives and employees through President "Wilson
were practically closed today when the executives refused to con
sent to a proposal, made to them yesterday by Mr. Wilson, and
presented to him another argument for arbitration.
The statement presented to President Wilson by the committee
of eight denied that the judgment of society favors an eight
hour day, and declared that arbitration was the only proper way
fit settling the disputes. The suggestion of President Wilson for
;a proper plan including the principle of an eight-hour day but
.postponing its effectiveness for ayear pending an investigation,
avas rejected by the executives at the conference this morning.
The action of the executives left President Wilson no alternative
but to. go to Congress in a final effort to avert the strike by leg-lslation.
PRESIDENT LAYS CASE BEFORE CONGRESS.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 29. President Wilson laid the railway
strike situation before Congress at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon in
an address to both Houses essembled in -joint session. The Presi-
dent told Congress of his efforts t o bring the railroad presidents
and the managers into some sort of an agreement, and, saying
that he was powerless to do more, asked Congress to enact legisla
tion to control the situation.
Six Proposals Given.
Pointing out the distress and
hardships which a nationwide
strike would bring upon the coun
try, the President asked Congress
to empower him to draft into the
service of the United States the
very managers and men who have
been unable to adjust their dif
ferences, so that the government
may operate the railroads in case
of military necessity. He propos
ed that Congress
First, enlarge the membership
of the Interstate Commerce Com
mission to equip it to deal with
, Second, that an-eight-hour day
be established for all trainmen in
Third, that a commission inves
tigate the eight-hour day, that
the public may learn from a disin
terested source of the merits of
Fourth, that the Interstate
Commerce Commission consider
the. increased cost of the eight-
hour' day in making rates, and
Fifth, amend the mediation law
to prevent strikes or lockouts
while industrial disputes are be
The sixth proposal was that the
President be empowered to oper
ate the railways in case of mili
How these . recommendations
are to be carried out, President
Wilson left entirely in the hands
Roads . Want to Be Forced.
LThe. committee of railway pres
idents made a public statement of
their position, giving their rea
sons for declining President Wil
son's offer. '
In the course of his speech, the
President said : -
"They have thought it best,"
he. said, referring to the railway
managers, "that they .should be
forced to yield, if they must
yield, not by counsel, but by the
suffering of their countrymen."
"While my conferences with
them were in progress." the Pres
ident continued, ' and when, to
all outward appearances, these
' conferences had come to a stand
still, the representatives of the
brotheihoods suddenly acted, and
set the strike for the fourth of
President Was Powerless.
Thus the President summarized
his efforts, and added:
"But I could only propose.
could not govern the will of oth
ers, who took an entirely differ
ent view of the circumstances of
the case, and who even refused to
admit the circumstances to be
what they have turned out to be."
He then followed with his rec
ommendations for legislation.
Representatives of the railway
employees and the presidents sat
in the reserved seats in the galle
ries and heard the address.
Strike Orders For Labor Day.
Washington, Aug. 29. -While
President Wilson was announcing
that he would lay the railroad strike
situation beforeCongressat2:30 p.m.
today, the brotherhood leaders re
jected the latest proposition of the
committee of railway presidents, and
actually ordered the strike to begin
at 7 a. m. Labor Day, unless a set
tlement satisfactory . to them was
reached in the meantime.
Their previous order for a strike
was tentative, and required a secret
signal to put it into effect. Unless a
settlement satisfactory to the labor
leaders was reached before that
time, or unless President Wilson and
Congress found some way around the
strike, the men will walk out next
The labor leaders admittedly took
their action the first thing in the
belief that some means was being
sought to prevent the strike actual
ly being called. By their action
they think they have anticipated
any legal processes which might be
brought against them.
President Wilson announced his
decision to address Congress in joint
session at 2:30 o'clock soon after
the decision of the railroad men be
came known. Arrangements were
made at the Capitol to handle the
Senate and House members to hear
the President lay before them the
plan he has to propose to avoid
nationwide strike. v
For North Carolina: Gen
erally fair tonight and Wed
nesday with light northeast
TAX RATE REMAINS
SAM COMING YEAR
City Council Revises List of Priv-
ilege Licenses, and Adopts
INCOME EXCEEDS EXPENSES
Narrow Margin Above Cost of City
Government Provided By Elim
inating Some Items Won't
Tax Coupon Stores.
Without a fight or any discusion
whatever, the City Council last
night worked out a list of privilege
taxes for the city, provided an in
come for expenses of the new year,
evolved a budget for the next fiscal
term that totals less than the est!
mated revenue, and left the property
and poll tax rates the same as they
are at the present time. It was more
than even -some members of the
Council thought possible, - - under
sqrfle circumstances, but tt was donifi;rltn;"v2i LonJonrAug". 29. Re-
Pftnri!man AlnT fArwas annAwf an I Mrrtt -worn roH(TA1 Vt ora fstv t h t
Councilman Alex. Coper, supervisor
of finance, presented his budget for
the new year, said by some to be the
clearest and most concise estimate
of the city's expenses they had seen,,
and offered the proposed privilege
license tax list, and all of them were
adopted almost without change, as
Mr. Cooper handed them in.
The tax rate remains the same,
$1.25 on property, and $3.75 on poll.
The estimated listed valuation is
$3,521,580. With a rate of $1.25
per hundred dollars valuation, this
will yield $44,019.83. Added to this
is the estimated poll of $2,707.50,
sanitary dues of $1,500, privilege li
censes $3,500, and dog tax $200.
This makes a total of $51,927.33, as
the estimated income for the year.
The expenses are esetimated as
$50,931.18. Of this outlay $12,150
will be for interest on bonds; $11,-
075 will pay maturing obligations;
$3,146.88 will go to the fire depart
ment, and $4,055 to the police de
partment, both under the jurisdic
tion of the mayor; $362.20 to the
department of public property, un
der Councilman C. M. Crow; $3,915
for the health department under
Councilman Wallace White; $12,-
332.10 to the department of public
works, under Councilman Beck, and
$3,195 for the executive and office
expenses of the city government, be
sides $700 for the law department.
under City Attorney T. M. Pitt-
The proposed expenses were trim
med by the elimination of $1,000
from the street department, - $500
each from the pay roll, and the al
lowance for supplies, and by cut
ting out the proposed appropriation
of $720 for a visiting nurse, and
$300 for installing public comfort
A number of new privilege license
taxes were added by the Council,
as well as a bull dog tax. The Coun
cil also considered and acted upon
a large number of netitlons for
street work and sewer extensions.
No tax was imposed on stores that
give coupons redeemable In purchas
es, several local attorneys present
expressing their opinion that the
State law covers only firms selling
green trading stamps.
Auxiliary Met With Mrs. Fogleman.
The Young Woman's Auxiliary of
the First Baptist church met with
Mrs. W. II. Fogleman Monday after
noon, and carried out a program on
Foreign Missions." Papers were read
by Mrs. Brooks, Miss Julia Cooper,
Mrs. R. J. Jones and Mrs. R. H.
Duke. After the meeting adjourn
ed, refreshments were served by the
Insurance CommLsIoner. James R.
Young, of Raleigh, was here today
to address the Teachers Institute.
He spoke before the teachers this
afternon at the high school.
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CROSS TO BORDER
IN FIRST SKIRMISH
Already King Ferdinand's Forces
Have Entered Enemy Coun
try, and Join Russians
Moving on Bukowina.
WHOLli ROUMANIAN ARMY
1 NOW BEING MOBILIZED
Bulgaria Reported to lie Unwilling
to Declare War on Roumanla
Even if Roumanla Finally
Opens Hostilities On
(Dy the Associated Press.)
. Zurich, Switzerland, via Parts,
Aug. 29. Roumanian troops, which
have been concentrated at Jassy,
near the Russian frontier, entered
Transylvania at a point to the west
of Platra, and, according to Infor
mation received here, are reported
to have Joined forces with Russian
troops coming from Bukowina.
The first hostilities between Rou
manla and Austria-Hungary broke
out Sunday afternoon south of Kron
stadt. Skirmishes also are reported
Rouai: ulan Defeated i ' -
ports were received here today that
the Roumanians have been defeated
in their first efforts to force a way
through three mountain passes in
French Gain at Verdun.
Paris, Aug. 29. On the Verdun
front last night French troops made
progress near Thiaumont work. Ger
man attacks were repulsed.
Bulgaria Won't Make War.
Paris, Aug. 29. The Bucharest
correspondent of a local newspaper
wires that he Is informed that Bul
garia has decided not to declare war
on Roumanla, even though that
country permits the passage through
it of Russian troops.
Desperate Fighting Going On.
London, Aug 29 Desperate fight
ing on the border between Rouma
nla and Hungary is reported In an
Exchange Telegraph dispatch from
Berne, Switzerland. The Rouma
nians are making furious efforts to
capture important mountain passes.
Nothing New From Greece.
London, Aug. 29. A British offi
cial statement regarding military op
erations in Greece issued this after
"There were no developments on
the Struma or Doiran fronts."
Roumanla Is Mobilizing.
Bucharest, Roumanla, via Petro
grad and London, Aug. 29. King
Ferdinand has ordered the general
mobilization of the Roumanian ar
my. Great enthusiasm prevails In
ARMY AND NAVY HILLS
SIGNED BY PRESIDENT
Washington, Aug. 29.
President Wilson today com
pleted the administration pre
paredness legislative program
by signing the army and navy
appropriation bill. At the
same time he signed the Phil
QUARTER OF CENT GAIN
IS RECORDED BY COTTON
Market Opens Firm, Willi First
Prices 33 Points Higher on Sep
tember, and Late Months Rising.
(By the Associated Press.)
New York, Aug. 29. The cotton
market had a firm opening today,
and first prices were 35 points high
er on September, and 12 to 21 points
higher on later months, with Octo
ber selling at 15.70 and January at
15.80, or about 26 to 33 points above
yesterday's low level. There was a
renewal of realizing, and prices
turned easier right after the call,
with prices working lower.
HENDERSON TOBACCO MARKET TO
OPEN FOR SEASON NEXT TUESDAY
Extensive Preparations Hade
For 7hat They Believe
Number ol Years On
- Henderson's tobacco market will
open next Tuesday, when the first
sales of the season will be held. It
It the opinion of business men and
tobacconists here that never before
in the history of the local market
has there been such great activity
and preparation for an approaching
season as has been the case this
year. Warehousemen especially have
made extraordinary preparations
for the opening, and for carrying
on a big business throughout the en
tire season until the dosing day
sometime next spring.
The market will open with the
same number of warehouses as were
operated here a year ago, but an
other Is in the course of construc
tion, and Is expected to be ready
for use before the season has ad
vanced very far. This will make a
total of five warehouses for this
city, more than any other market In
all this section of the State, and
makes the facilities for handling the
weed better and larger than the
markets that.: offer competition to
Last year Henderson sold the
greatest amount of tobacco In all
Its history, a grand total of
9,552,34 4 pounds, as against a total
the previous season of 7,783,233
The average price paid during the
1915-1916 season was $12.52 per
hundred pounds or slightly more
than 12 1-2 cents per pound. That
figure was considerably in excess of
the previous season, but not nearly
so good as In the 1913 season, which
was one of the best years the local
market, and the markets of all
Eastern North Carolina experienced.
This year, however, prices on all
markets that have opened, first In
South Carolina, and more recently
In the cities and towns of the east
ern part of this State, have been al
most record-breakers. Some ware
houses in eastern markets have aver
aged between 20 and 25 cents per
pound for what they have sold this
season, while the general average
throughout the eastern section of
Commenced Business August 20,
1912, and Deposits Have
Grown to $323,43013.
The Farmers and Merchants Bank.
Henderson's youngest financial Instl-
tllon, is four years old today. It
opened its doors for the first time,
and began business on August 29,
1912. At the time It was opened,
the bank had a capital stock paid in
of $25,000. and at the end of their
first year, August 29, 1913, their
deposits were SS2.653.99.
Today the bank has a capital
stock of $50,000, with surplus and
undivided profits of $7,764.50, and
deposits that total $328,430.13. The
bank also is now occupying its own
new home which was opened for
business on June 1, and which Is
considered one of the handsomest
and most up-to-date banking houses
In all this section.
R. J. GUI Is president of the
bank, and R. B. Crowder Is cashier.
Rural Carrier Examination.
The United States Clrll Service
Commission announces an examina
tion for Warren county to be held
here on September 23. for the posi
tion of rural carrier at Inex, N. C,
and vacancies that may occur on ru
ral routes from other postoOce in
Warren county. Fersons desiring
to take the examination are requir
ed to forward their applications to
the Commission at Washington at
FARMERS S MERCHANTS it COOPER INVITED 10
BANK FOUR YEARS OLD WILSON S NOTIFICATION
By Local Warehousemen
Will Be Best Season In
Market In This City.
North Carolina has ben unusually
nign. The low grades as well as
the better grade of the yellow weed
are soaring In prices, and fanners
and warehousemen are appy over
the prospect for a most successful
Tobacco Is going to sell well, and
prices are going to be high. It Is
confidently predicted by men in the
business here who are In pos'tioa to
know whereof they speak. However,
they are particular to sound a note
of warning and caution to the farm
ers not to be too optimistic over
the outlook. It Is said that In mar
kets near here, which have opened,
the prices were as good as on most
other markets this season, bat at
the same time were hardly as good
as the farmers had been led to be
lieve they were going to be. It la
for this season that the warehouse
men and buyers are anxious for the
planters not to be in too high spir
its. However, they promise an out
look for the best prices prevailing
in a long; Urg-trzac l."f
There have been a nuaber of
changes In the local market this
season. Managers hare changed
and shifted In .one of the ware
houses, and there will be some new
buyers here this year, though some
of those here a year ago will, return.
Preparations for the handling of
the weed are being made, and In
creases in the warehouse forces have
been made where this was thought
necessary. It is not believed that
the crop this season will be so much
In excess of the previous year. In the
quantity sold, but that the differ
ence will be In the price.
A big attendance of farmers on
the opening day next Tuesday Is
expected. The business Intertsi of
the city, bankers, merchant, and
professional men, are expectei to be
represented also when the auc
tioneer cries for bids on the first
pile of the product. It Is believed
that the sales on next Tuesday will t .
open what will prove to be the best ff
season In the history of the Header
Local Man Probably Will Attend
Ceremonies at Shadow Lawn
Among the Invitations sent by tks
Democratic National Committee to
prominent Democrats of North Car
olina to attend the formal notifica
tion ceremonies Informing Prwldent
Wilson of his renomlnation for the
Presidency was one that came to D.
Y. Cooper, of this city Mr. Cooper is
hoping to arrange his business af
fairs so that he may be able to at
tend the exercise, which are to be
held at the President's summer
home at Shadow Lawn, on the coast
of New Jersey.
The Invitations sent out are hand
somely engraved, and printed in a
neat folJer card, extending the re
quest of the Democratic National
Committee to members of the party
to attend the exercises. It is ex
pected that possibly 20,000 persons
may attend the occasion.
State Chairman Thomas D. War
ren, of New Bern, and National Com
mitteeman A. W. McLean, of Lum
berton, are two other North Caro
linians expected to attend the noti
fication ceremonies. In addition to
some of the State's delegation la
COTTON SLIGHTLY OFF.
(By the Associated Press.)
New York, Aug. 29. Cotton fu
tures opened barely steady. Octo
ber 15.70; December 15.82; Janu
ary 15.80; March 15.9 5; Xy 16.0,
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