Vol LXXI. No. 54. The Weather BAIN. RALEIGH, N. C, TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 1912. LAST EDITION PRICE FIVE CENT8.
J3ble the Number of Paid Subscribers in R.aleigh of any Other Newspaper
Commissioners Recognize Dr. McCoI
leis, But Hold Up Accounts
For Close Scrutiny
AN ADJOURNED MEETING
Chairman Johnson Will Call Board
.' Together 'About March 20, When
Final Action May lie Taken In
Meantime the Hoard and Doctor
May Agree on Salary If All Desire
Commissioner Brewer in Favor
Of Abiding by Laws of l-and
Recognizing Dr. J. J. 1-.. McCul
lers as county "superintendent of
health, in accordance with Iho unani
moiM opinion of the supreme court,
the Wako county commissioners to
day deferred final action on the mat
ter of approving fees until a later
meeting. The chairman was author
ized to call the board together' -so
soon as Mr. : Bart M. (iatling, attor
ney for Dr.-McCullers, shall return
from a business trip south. In reso
lutions adopted by the board today
the commissioners reserve the right
to scrutinize the accounts of Dr. Mc
Quite a number of persons gather
ed in the court house in the hope
of witnessing a warm fight, but the
consideration of the matter was
comparatively calm and peaceful. It
is even now hinted that the board
and Dr. McCullers might get togeth
er on a salary basis, but there is no
reason for, believing that Dr. Mc
Cullers, who did all the moving in
former efforts for an amicable ad
justment, will take the initiative at
When the board met, Mr. B. C.
Beckwith, county attorney, was ask
ed by the chairman to read the re
port of the committee in the matter
of Dr. J. J. L. McCullers against the
Before doing so he submitted a
resolution prepared at the Instance
of Commissioner Chahiblee. It fol
lows: The Resolutions.
"Whereas, the supreme court of
North Carolina, in an opinion en
titled i. J. L. McCullers against the
board of ': commissioners for the
county of Wake and others, having
handed down an opinion, wherein
it is held by said court that section
9 of chapter 62 of the public laws
of 1911, is a valid exercise of pub
lic power; and whereas, the appoint
ment of Dr. J. J. L. McCullers to
the office of county superintendent
of health of Wake county by the sec
retary of the state board of health,
was, therefore, a valid exercise of
power, as the county board of health
had theretofore, for two calendar
months refused, neglected and failed
to discharge the duty imposed by
them by law, by not having elected,
within said period of time, another
to fill a vacancy In the office of
county superintendent of health
said vacancy in said office having
been occasioned by the declination
of Dr. J. J. L. McCullers to qualify
and assume the duties of the same,
after the board of commissioners
had refused to sanction a salary of
$2,600 a year, but had approved of
ITALIANS WIN FIERCE
BATTLE WITH TURKS
Washington, March 6. In an en
gagement between Italian and Turk
ish troops near Perna, Tripoli, re
port of which reached the Italian
embassy by cable, the Turks sus
tained heavy losses. The Turks lost
one hundred and fifty killed and
wounded. The Italian troops were
attacked near Fort Lombardla, but
repelled every assault finally dis
lodging the Turks from their posi
tions by bayonet charges. The battle
raged all day. When night fell
Italian troops possessed all the posi
tions the Turks bad occupied.
Hleeper Goes Into River'
Winnepeg, March 5. The rear
sleeper of the Canadian Northern
passenger train, rolled down a thirty
foot embankment, into Suskatoon
river, with several passengers. All
were badly hurt. One may die. The
bridge collapsed as the train crossed.
All the can except the last one pass
ed lately ..iJ-.-,.--.
$600 a year as compensation to be
paid out of the county general fund
to said county superintendent of
health, the said sum being1 consider
ed a fair and reasonable compensa
tion commensurate to the duties to
be performed, for that several duly
licensed, skilled physicians, among
them Dr. J. J. L. McCullers, were
applicants for said position at a
salary of fifty dollars a month.
"Now, therefore, in obedience to
said supremo court opinion in said
case, the board . of commissioners
of Wake county recognize Dr. J. J.
L. McMeCullers' title to the said of
fice of county superintendent of
health of Wake county; and on
notice that, he has duly qualified as
such, the several officers and others
In charge of the several penal and
charitable institutions of said coun
ty, and the supervisors of convict
camps and road forces and others
under the control and direction of
this board be, and they are hereby
released and discharged from fur
ther observance of any order or di
rection of or from this board or its
chairman affecting the recognition of
the title of Dr. J. J. h. McCullers to
said office; that said orders and
resolutions be, and they are hereby
countermanded and rescinded.
."That nothing herein contained
shall bo taken or held to be an ap
proval by the board of county com
missioners of any account, claim,
bill, fees, or demand of said county
superintendent of health or Dr. J.
J. Ij. McCullers against the county of
Wake or said board of commission
ers, or '''ratification or approval of
any schedule of fees attempted to be
fixed upon said county by the said
secretary of the state board of
health or by said county board of
health, either or both; but consider
ation or approval of said accounts,
claims, bills, fees and demands and
schedules of fees is hereby re
served." Wanted K.xplanation.
Commissioner Brewer ; said he
(Continued on Page Seven.)
Governor Shows Clemency to
Convicts Serving Long
Three prisoners, two of them state
convicts, and the other serving a
three-year sentence, were granted
conditional pardons today by Gover
nor Kitchin. The men pardoned are
Oscar Poteet, convicted in McDowell
county in July, 1907, and sentenced
to the penitentiary for ton years for
highway robbery; J. H. Cheek, con
victed in Yadkin county in 1901 and
sentenced to seventeen years in the
penitentiary for murder in the sec
ond degree; and Eugene Fox, con
victed in Ashe county in July, 1910,
of larceny, and sentenced to three
years on the roads. The reasons for
the pardons follow:
"Upon recommendation of the
trial judge, the solicitor, the sheriff,
mayor of the county town and other
officials and citizens, 1 pardon pri
soner on condition that he remain
law-abiding and of good behavior."
J. II. Cheek.
"Prisoner Has served about eleven
years with good record. He has for
some time, owing to his physical
condition, been at light work. The
solicitor is dead; the trial judge, the
twelve Jurymen, all the county offi
cers, Including members of the board
of county commissioners and the
board of education, and a great
many of the best citizens of the
county recommend pardon. Pardon
ed on condition that he remain law.
abiding and of good behavior."
"The trial Judge having learned
more about the facts and circum
stances of this case since the trial,
cheerfully recommends a pardon and
'sjtats tlit he does not think he
would have given so severe a sen
tence had he known all the facts.
Many citizens recommend pardon.
Prisoner's father has been insane
for years and prisoner Is considered
weak-minded, and prisoner's coun
sel did not know of all the facts
bearing on the case at the time he
submitted for him. I pardon pri
soner on condition that re remain
law-abiding and of good behavior."
Investigation of Shipping Trust
Washington, March 5. The house
unanlmousy passed a resolution call
ing for an Investigation of the al
leged "shipping trust" by the mer
chant marine and fisheries commit
Clark of Florida Makes Sen
sational Attack On Giv.
Washington. March .".-'-Arising' '
a question of personal privlogo. Hop
resentative Clark of Florida, made
a ' sensational attack fin Governor
Gilchrist of Florida, In the house.'''
Gilchrist arrived las' ' night to
testify in the Florida everglade In
vestigation. . In an interview,. Cbirk
said, the governor expressed .his
"surprise", fit the attitude of a
a Florida represent a live In 'this mat -ter.
Clark said lie had boon prompt
oil to s'art the investigation bocniwo
of operations of "conscienceless land
shirks," i:i misrepresenting such
"It remai'in for i.ho governor of
Florida--God dly the state" --he
said, "to travel all the way' from
Tallahassee to Washington t insinu
ate that now I am working in the
interests of the western railroads.
I brand lint as "'malicious, gratui
tuous and an unqualified falsehood."
Clark said that Gilchrist, before he
was elected governor made a busi
ness of land exploitation.
"It is the conduct of conscience
less land sharks,'' he said, "that I'm
trying to expose for the honor of
my state. And yet the governor of
my state says in attacking the
thieves, I am attacking the state of
Florida. If that is so, God help
Referring to Gilchrist as "this
little pinhead governor," Clark said
he rested his case with the people
of his own district and felt certain
Of the result. He was applauded as
he took his seat.
FLORIDA PKOPLK AKOCHF.I)
Governor Gilchrist Says Attacks Are
Inspired by Western Railroads.
Washington, March 5.-Governor
A. W, Gilchrist of Florida, is here
to testify in the house everglades in
vestigation. Gilchrist declares the
Florida people are aroused over the
charge that the everglade reclama
tion project is a scheme to further
land corporation interests. He ex
pressed opinion that the at
tacks were instigated by western
railroads, "who wish to have this
immigration to Florida stopped."
SCHOONKK OX SHOALS.
Crew Took. '..to the Life Itoats and
' Picked I p by Tug.
Norfolk, March 5. -The four
masted schooner Helen Thomas,
Captain Lermoud, of Boston, from
Port Tampa, Fla., to Baltimore, 'with
a cargo of phosphate rock, struck on
Cape Charlos shoals, entering the
Virginia canes during thick weather.
It will probably ho a otal loss. The
crew of eleven, including Florence
Mills, the stewardess, took to the
life boats and wore picked up by a
tug, after suffering explosuro, and
Americans Leaving Mexico.
Washington, .March 5. A general
exodus of Americans from Mexico
City and other pa.Ms of Mexico con
tinues, according to reports to the
SUGAR TARIFF BILL
REPORTED TO HOUSE
Washington, March 5. The sugar
tariff revision bill was reported fa
vorably to the house by Chairman
Underwood, of the ways and means
committee. The excise bill providing
for an income tax to make up for
the loss of revenue, will be reported
Kun on I'rivute Itnnk. ."::'
New. York, March 5. Several
hundred excited persons gathered at
the private bank of Moritz and
Rosett, to withdraw their savings.
There has been so much disorder
a police detachment was required to
restore quiet. The bank run was
precipitated by the appointment of
a receiver for the bank.
MaJ. W. A. Graham, commis
sioner O'f agriculture, is confined to
his home with illness. He is ex
pected to he out again In a few days.
Believed They Will Be " Ratified " By
the Senate Today
Treaties With Great Britain and
Fiance Have, I'.eeo F'eiidi!! in t'io
So nolo Since .Xtiyiixt ly ("nani
iiiolis Consent They Come 1'p To
day ami Will hi- Disposed Ad
vocates Relieve i",!.-v V, i'l lie !Iati
II, il I'nHwieni!' d. tin'. . ' Willi
Amended Rosoiiu ion Interpreting
i, an a i liii ration . 1 1
PriL.i'i and 1'V.iv
disposed of liefo:
day" beginning' at
Advocates of the i
liciais, have boon
forces for months.
A ill Of
i lie "iegii.iat ivv
ma today closes.
.;' ti ; -, in eons! an t
iniir.'is! ration of
:t:d. express, eon-
iideneo in the iciiiiiatioii of the
treaties, unamended, with an amend
ed resolution of ratiiication . inter
preting, their scope so us to. 'safe
guard the 'senate's. traditional, treaty
Cnder - unanimous, conuent reached
some time ago, 'consideration of the
trea;ics was to follow today's routine
Suffering From Melancholia
Says She Was Trying to
(Special to The Times. I
Asheville,. '.March !. About 1 :-)
this morning,' while apparently suf
fering from a spell of melancholia,
Mrs. W. A. Harrison, shot and al
most instantly killed lier husband,
at their homo oti Uarllett street. She
had only reccmly come from a saiit
torium ' for mental treatment. Mr.
Harrison was a fireman on the
Southern, .ami had an excellent rec
ord. He formerly lived near Salis
bury. He was about 2!) years of
age. His wife' was Miss White,
whose lio!!V.:is in Hickory. "-She
declared that s'ao did not' moan to
kill him, Ilia' she was trying to kill
herself am! lie. tried to get the pis
tol, when il was discharged. Sho
is in jail.
. m past vi;.vii.
All taxable property in rt!i
"-. Ciuiiliiia in I lit year ItMI. ac-
coi'diiii; to liguios aullioii.od
ly (bo (! ii'iailoii ciiiiimiioii,
iiiiioniiii d to $71 l.;M.:JI.". as
against '' S(i 1 7,.l)0,H(l in the
year ItMO. This is an increase
f over SI J;!,)Ol,0(H), or a pei--
coinage of yaiii of !!)." per
ii.;i:i i-'oit it iiDKis.
Killed (.il l Iteraiiso Sho K: fused to
Harrishurs. I'a., March 5 Joseph
A. Stott, 'aged -.'twenty-nine,'.' was
hanged today for murdering Hlancho
Tayor last .lime because she refused
to become his wife.
Slott's mother, who lives at Syra
cuse, N. Y.. was forced to do wash
ing to raise funds to have hi mburlod
Tho aged mother nnd "." Stott's
brothers and slater came here to bid
The Packers' Trial. .
Chicago, March 5. District Attor
ney: vVilkerson announced the gov
ernment might rest Its case in the
packer's trial tomorrow. Several
conferences between counsel were
held in an effort to shorten the gov
Sensational Stories Told In
vestigating Committee About
Washii'.f. toil. Mil reh
lia.ai Howard Tali, the .president's
v i!V, iws an iu'.ei vsiei listener to
ti:o. talefi of opprj-iisiDii and ciuelie
in . tile Lawrence textile strike,, told
iiiii ish i
ll.MlSe I'll in;
:! i's lie:
.! - :r r !
eommitti e, whin
ring "' upon- -the
ill the li. ill I'm;'.
in; i ; I :i, : a Sunday
I .a .
1 ill l.a'.v-
" !li;: h s
:; .! '
ii i'ti. I in;- ll'i'
:r lull-." Sin-
sa iv iiiori
It .a:v v. l
i w uinaii li. it' .!.
''lV'iila wa ' l - 1 1 -:'i
-arrived el i!:"e
She aiipeared to
i! -''the proceed-
l' in;,'; that ..Mrs. '
l:.!;e great i'lt.el'i
iii..:; and reniained i I'i'o'.ifUioui -'.'the
Hio nit -i. .
"hi; all eases where the children
were in be taken to I'liifadolphia."
as-lied t'liairina'.i Henry, "did you
have their parents' consent'" '.
"In every case," she said.
"There, was 'nothing .in the. nature
"Alisoluti!y nothing. "
Simon: Knohel, 'another 'member,
of tho .committee- from 'Philadelphia,
anil an organizer of the Industrial
Workers of the World, the next wit
ness, told of wh.'.t. happened at Law
rence diiot February 24. Khobol
said: "We started -the' children oui.
of the depot, door: : just as Ave left
tile dcor i lie police started their
bloody ' work. : The police tore. the.
(hililren from their mot liers. They
were screaming and. there were most
innarthly yells. I saw one police
man strike a pregnant woman in the
abdomen. '. When I came out, I was'
sn ;';i'ng over .four or live children.
I. couldn't see the women and chil
dren 'hurt that way.. 1 didn't care
if I was getting murdered that day."
"How many women did yon see
beaten that day '" -.asked lleiuy.
"1 saw whole " Wagon loads in
jured. I saw one young woman, 'not
a striker clubbed by a "policeman.
She Yias struck several, timea. in the
hack. Finally .they .arrested nio and
I wax-kept in tie? Mai ion house sev
eral hours w iili women and "children
In the' police-station where he-was
locked up Knohel said that all day
children were not given anything-to
eat, tifieeti or eighteen of them.
Some of them were children at the
breast," lie continued.; Some hus
band, whose wives were locked up,
brouy.!',! cliililrea to their -'.'mothers to
be niil'i-ed. When tin- case came ii
some of lh' children Were forcibly
taken from their, mothers lo he: tak
en to tiie poor farm 'o be eared for "
"Were the children actually -'looked,
up in the same kind of cells
waere liiievi;; and criminals were
' r.p '.'"' . asked !o'prosentati'"o
' were," 'aul: Knohel.
.Mar.-.arei Sanger, of
Ijondon, March 5 -Uailrond work
ers throughout the V'nited Kingdom
continue to bo discliargod because
of the coal shortage, necessitating
restricted train service. At New
Castle a thousand men were added
to those' thrown, out of employment.
Cross channel service between
France and Kugland is reduced to
one steamer daily.
AO C.UilNKT MKKTIXt".
rii-shlcnl h-voles the lay to Corrc
Hpondciice and Speeches.
Washington, March 5. President
Toft called off the regular cabinet
meoHng today, cancelled his calling
list and spent the. time In his study,
devoting most of his attention to
correspondence and preparing drafts
of some speeches ho delivers on the
trip to Toledo and Chicago the last
Of this week.
York, a trained nurse, who was In
strumental, in taking children from
Lawrence to New York, testified
thai the condition of many of the
children was horrible. Out of 11!
children only four had ."derwear
on," said .Miss Sanger. "?
"And these people were ",;
in a woolen mi.ll'.'" asked ' Kepr.
"Was their oilier clothes wool
en'.''' a--'k"il Representative Foster.
".No. utosf of their clothing was
.Miss San.:'r said when doctors
examined the children in New York,
most of tliem were sick and emaciat
ed. Tiiiiiilis Held For Medical Fvainiim
. lion. .
London, .'March 5;--William ' .Tib
hit ts,;' ,'irresteil.. for attempting to
murder Leopold Do Rothschild, by
liring three' revolver shots, was re
i'.ia.iiii d by tho mag'sirate for niedi
ciii '':! ii i in i ionv Tiiiberj s is a nianu
I: '.!:: .'-' a:ient. a'jv M l. has been
known to the Lothchild family
siiic" childhood. He has been as
'i '."d hy them many times.
V. an) !'! y lo Hcsigii.
; l.e ';s hi , .i '.'.", .',T;m'"i ". . 'I'i.e
la;" M'liate I , : t -. h:e . ,l ;i i"-oi!il i.iii
ili'i.iaiidiii'.' llie re.ciiKi! ion of I'nit
ed Sta-'.-s Si :i.i'nr i'eri-.i. . The .reso
lution now gees lo the lower house.
." reeogmiiou is expected from
i'ei'.cy M'ulil ll'e house votes tomor
row. I he resolution is. based on the
allegation that Percy j.romisea to
esign if 'defeated in the democratic
irimnry last .summer.
l-'ive lliirneil in Fire.
Kopiieil, root).,' .March 5. Five
ljersons were burned io death when
lire desttoyed a boarding house.
The 'dead include the landlord, his
wife and. 'their three children. Two
children were . saved, thrown from
the. so oial story. .
Road Supervisor Wiggs
Makes Report to
Mr.. W. L. Wiggs, road supervisor,
made the following report, to thy
board of county commissioners today:-
I hereby respectfully report, road
conditions, .road work, conditions of
camps, bridge.', etc., for the month
of February. A. I). 1 ! 1 2 :
As per order of the board, 1 made
a 'trip to Varina and established the
line. of iiew road leading from May
nard s to Varina lor Mr. W. C. Wliit-aker.-up
to the town liniiis. 1 al
lowed Mr. Whitaker. to put in. a
small .I'M! . on the same road, near
arina. at; a cost not to exceed $12.
I - made !i trip-, to Middle Creek
lownshlp to see Mr. .1. W. P.arker.
i:l:.iie io .-ouie bridges that were
contracted to him by Mr. ' Franklin.
I e;',ainin"il tlu bri.lg"s put in by
liiin ; oil llacktor'! creek. Middle
iiii'eR. White 'Oak creek and Caty
f.'eek. ami found the bridge timheV
in good con.iiiioti atul when complete
I liiln-k fhi't-e I'l iii ... rt will give good
service.; 'II, ree o i' ne.-e bridges arc
about 111,1 leel long. '
I drove nV'i' t!;e road from Ape.",
t.. New liillMtli Mr. W. II. Hoar,
of die SadSin ll'iver' Power t'ooi
p.my, and evaiuiued into the matter
of putting' tip telephone, poles. I
ordered him 10 keep a distance of
a; least- tun feet from the ditches on
liii- road when the poles "wore set.
I made a contract with .Mr. D. Q.
Wohilile. of Apex, to do some repair
Horl; on the New Hill road, tilling up
mudliolcB and clean out .ditches, and
put in a few boxes, lie was to fur
ni.h one hand and two-horse team
ih.' :l per 'day and was to be allow
ed ?1.1'.' r day each for two extra
I iiis le a contract .with Mr. James
Holder to . build ami.' repair two
bridges on the Hock Quarry road.
1 have talked and had correspond
ence, with ii large number of the
h.sl citizens of . Kaloigh, and find
that they want the Falrviow road
tnaeHdambod. . This Is tin Important
road and I would recommend that
the board authorize me to put in a
12-foo( macadam center on this road,
with a binder to keep down the dust,
leaving a driveway on either side to
Camp No. 1. Macon Nipper, super
.(, Continued on Page Seven.),
Seat New Republic to Be Iffoved
PLANS HAVE BEEN MADE
Slop ltegarded as Advisable IJeomisei
..of -the .Mutinous: Spirit of Troojis
Near Poking Plans for the Karljr
Keinoval of the Kntiro Official
Machinery Have lioon made OHU
cials Will lie Guarded Kn Itoute
by Two Troops I'niteil Suites
(Jiiiihonts to Taku.
Nniiking, March 5'. To restore
order and inaugurate stable govern
i;u -lit as soon as possible it is un
derstood I.'. Sun Yat Sen and his
advisers have decided to go to
Peking and make that city, tempor
arily, the new republic's capital.
This step is regarded as advisable,
because of the mutinous spirit of the
troops near Peking. Plans have
been made for the early removal of
the entire official machinery. En
route the' officials will be guarded
by two thousand veteran troops.
One Thousand Killed.
Wei Hat Wei, China, March 5.
It is estimated that one thousand re
publicans were killed during the re
cent fighting between republicans
and villagers outside the British con
cession here. Republican troops
completely control the situation.
l'i itcd States Gunboats to Taku.
Tien Tsin. China,. March 5. Two
I'nited States gunboats have been
ordered to proceed from Yang Tse
river to Taku. Three battalions of
Japanese troops are expected to ar
rive here tonight to reinforce the
international garrison. The city
generally is quiet, but decapitations
occur daily. Most of the shops have
Hong Kong, March 5. Discharged
soldiers have begun murdering and
looting. Assassinations are fre
quent. Corpses are seen daily float
ing down the river. Terrible scenes
are being created in Canton.
WILLING ALL THE TIME.
Koosovelt Makes Another Statmont.
Never Said He Would Not Take
New York, March 5.- To clear up
conllieting statements as to what he
said in the past regarding the presi
dential nomination. Colonel Roose
velt, made public a letter he wrote
last January to Frank A. Munsey,
publisher. Roosevelt's object In giv
ing out the communication, he said,
was to refute the charge that he was
breaking a promise in agreeing to
accept the nomination if it were of
fered him. He called particular at
tention to a passage in which, while
stating he would not be a candidate,
ho declared he would not go on
record as being unwilling to accept
the nomination. ;
"To every man I talked to," said
Roosevelt. "I made in substance
that same statement, and I made it
iu literally hundreds of letters."
When Roosevelt reached his edi
torial . ollice from Oyster Boy he
found a number of politicians wait
ing. . .
HARD LABOR FOR
London, March 5. Two suffra
gettes participating in last night's
window smashing campaign In Vic
toria street, near the house of par
liament, were sentenced to two
nionth.V Imprisonment at hard labor.
The magistrate yet has a hundred
and fifty suffragette cases to hear.
Alice Wright, an American, resid
ing in Paris, was sentenced to two
months' Imprisonment at hard labor
for window-smashing. All the other
women participating in yesterday'
suffriigette raid, received similar sen
tences. The addition to hard labor
to the term of imprisonment la a new
departure, and caused dismay anions
the women. 1
Three Thousand Return to Work.
Lawrence, Mass., March 5. Three
thousand operatives have returned
to work and the strikers ranks are
slightly thinned. The desire to re
turn to work Is more general. There
la no disorder today.