( Yer lo Advance.
"FOR GOD, FOR COUNTRY AND FOR TRUTH. "
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PLYMOUTH, N, C FEIDAY, JANUARY 31, i908.
NO. 3 8.
IN GRIP OF BLIZZARD
;Wavc of intense Cold Sweeps
Oyer New York City
SNOW FALL OF TWELVE INCHES
First, Snowstorm of Importance This
Season Visits New York, Tying Up
;;BttsinM . and .Demoralizing-Transportation.
i-. fftew . York, Special. New York is
digginself out of a foot of snow.
The thoroughfares of the millions
- are piled high with drifts that im
pede the progress of man and beast
-and tha.t have tied up street car and
r Friday night the temperature was
. falling slowly and the snow promised
. . ,'to. stav for another dav at least.
; Thursday night continued until past
.. - rioon Friday and even after the snow
J -i fall ceased a -half gale kept the air
thick, with flurries that filled the
4 ;; walks as fast as they were cleared
clogged tlie wheels of traffic and
blinded . the skippers off shore.
The storm was the first of impor
tance of the season. Much suffering
has been occasioned, there has been
,?the usual toll of deaths exacted; and
i" the monetary damago must bo reck
oned by; thousands of dollars. Th3
:u'ow' was accompanied by moderate
temperature and in its early stages it
- was welcomed by the honest part "of
the 35,000 .linemployed men in . the
tity. Alt' who sought employment
" 'from last midnight on, found it read
Uy'and at good wages. Even with
.ill who.'-would work, the streets in
the outlying sections could not be
, ?Wpt open. '
Friday night the charity societies
had their hands full. The bowery
bread .lines were extended for blocks
farther than at any time before thi3
' winter and at an early hour it was
v said that the Bupply would not near
ly meet the heed. . . '
, The free lodging houses were pack
. ;ed and the. Salvation Army and kind
red organizations were working he
roically, toinimize the effect of the
sudden shift from spring to freezing
winter weather. During the day the
'; .thermometers registered from 26 to
.'''ill'. T A 1 - 1 . ? 1 i
aecune lowaru miunigm.
-A number of accidents and four
fatalities jjvere" credited te the storm's
account. ..rQne man was frozen to
fleath ? near ' an ' East - Twenty-third
ttreet' '.lodging house from which he
had been ejected. A Grand street
merchant succumbed to heart disease
ter 'battling with the snow and
wind. In Woodlawn' ' Cemetery a
special, policeman died while digging
path to a newly-made grave. A
livil war veteran was another victim
if hpiart disease caused bv exposure.
The storm gave the new public ser
vice commission its first opportunity
to witness the transforation com
panies' struggle with the elements.
Columbia, Special. A $100,000
Sre occurred at Bennettsville, Marl
boro county Friday morning, wiping
Out the principal business i section
Jf and many of the best residences. Tho
- town is practically without fire pro
tection and it was impossible to check
the ames! The fire started in the big
Skye Hotel, where there were many
narrow escapes from death. Col. J.
J. Iieckart, president of the Benn
ettsville & Chcraw Railroad, saved
his life, by jumping from a window,
sustaining a broken leg.
Fiye Die in Fire in Baltimore.
. Baltimore, 'Special. A fire which
started early during a howling gale,
in the brass foundry of J. Register's
Sons Company, was only checked af-
- ter causing tnc neatn oi o nremeu,
more or less serious injury to 22 oth
ers and property hps of a millioi'.
dollars. All the killed and most of
the injured were caught by the fall
r To Meet Railroad Men.
' Washington, Special One of the
most important conferences held on
road questions held in recent years
will take place here Monday. On that
js day President Roosevelt will confer
with the operating vice presidents of
- some of the leading roads of the
country, who have been invited to
come to Washington for that pur
pose. The proposed legn.i'-ation of
pooling agreements will be one of the
STORM DAMAGES VESSELS
Belated Steamers Bring News of
Shipwrecks at Sea and Possiblo
Loss of Life as Result of Severe
Storm Which Swept the Atlantic.
New York, Special. Tales of
shipwrecks at sea and possible los3
or trie are the echoes of the recent
severe storm, that were brought to
port by belated and tempest tossed
steamships. " n -
Fears that an unknown three mast
ed schooner, with her crew, havo
been lost in the., storm off the Dela
ware capes are1 expressed by officers
of the steamer Manna Hata, which
limped into harbor from. Baltimore.
The schooner was seen .struggling in
the trough of the sea off the Dela
ware capes, and when " the Manna
Hata, which had been blown off her
course, neared the locality where the
schooner was last sighted riding out
tho storm, many pieces of a wreck
ed vessel and quantities of arilraod
ties were" seen floating in the water.
Hata further reports that the Win
ter Quarter shoal lightship probably
has broken loose from her moorings
as the light vessel was not sighted in
its accustomed position.
. Two Barges Missing.
The Italian steamer San Giovanni
reached here with Captain Morse and
the crew of five of the oil barge
Matanzas, which with two other bar
ges, the- Fall River and the Grafton,
in tow of the tug Concord from
Philadelphia for Boston, broke adrift
during the storm and for hours was
at the mercy of the waves which
wrenched off the rudder and oponed
her seams. The Matanzas was fill
ing rapidly when the Italian mer-r
chantman hove in sight and rescued
captain Morse and his crew. The
barfes Fall River and Greton are
The battered superstructure of
trans-Atlantic liners, arriving here
were mute evidence of the assaults
of raging seas encountered in the
storm, while incoming vessels in the
coastwise and lesser trades all re
port incessant battles - with waves
that kept the decks in a smother of
spume and spindrift and . knocked
angrily "at the battered hatches.
The Dutch steamship Prinz Willem
V, from West Indian ports, arriving
Sunday night, had a turbulent trip.
The hurricane atruck the Prinz Wil
lem V on January 23d and the waves
smashed the decks, carried away the
life boats and loosened the steering
gear. The steamship was stopped: for
S hours while repairs were made.
X. The White Star steamship Georgic,
from Liverpool showed the effects of
a rough voyage. Captain Thomas
Kidwell, of the Georgic, died from
pneumonia during the voyage.
Outlook in Phillipines.
Washington, Special. Nine years
after the battle of Manila Bay, Sec
retary Taft records the results of the
American occupation of the archipel
ago and forecasts the future of the
Filipinos, in an enhaustive report
transmitted to Congress by the Pres
ident,, with a letter written by the
Chief Executive, commending in the
highest, terms, the jfSecretary's con
clusions. The President declares that
ruin would have followed the adop
tion of" any other policy towards the
Philippines than that outlined by William-
McKinley and carried forward
through these nine years, and asserts
triumphantly that there is no bright
er page in history than that dealing
with the relations between the strong
and the weak in these islands. He
adds that the Filipinos "have yet a
long way to travel before they will
be fit for complete self-government.
Three Killed by Explosion.
New York, Special. Three men
were killed instantly and five others
seriously injured by the premature
explosion from an unknown cause of
dynamite in the Bergen Hill section
of the Pennsylvania tunnel, at Home
stead, N. J., Sunday. The dead are:
Robert Aitken, Joseph Cova, Leo. H.
John D. at Colored Church.
Augusta, Ga., Special. John D.
Rockefeller occupied his first Sunday
morning in Augusta this winter in
listening to a sermon in the Taber
nacle Baptist church (colored) by
Rev. C. T. Walker, the "black Spur
geon." "Walker got out of a sick
bed to preach when informed that
Rockefeller would be one of his con
gregation. The oil king was accom
panied by his physician. Dr. Biggar.
After the sermon Rockefeller held a
conference with Walker in the lat
ter 's study, when he "made a very
cr.c:ou3 donation to the church."
Senate Tackles Trusts.
The Senate spent over an hour is
discussing a resolution offered bj
Senator Hansbrough, of North Dako
ta, directing the Department of Com
merce and Labor to suspend its in
vestigation into the affairs of the In
ternational Harvester . Company,
which was ordered by a resolution
oyer a year ago. During the discus
sion Senator Hansbrough declared
that the "harvester trust" is attem
pting to control the selection of dele
gates to the next Republican nation
al convention and is especially plot
ting to defeat him for re-election.
The resolution was finally referred t
the committee on agriculture.
The criminal eode bill was again
consiedered for over two hours and
at 4:40 the Senate adjourned.
In offering his resolution Mr. Hans
brough explained that there exists
between the several departments a
certain courtesy or comity which
makes them desire to act in harmony
and for the reason the Department
of Justice is holding back on its pro
ceedings while another department is
under direction, to make an investi
gation of the trrust it contemplates to
The resolution called forth a storm
of protest dining which Mr. Hans
brough declared that the Internation
al Harvester Company is taking a
hand in politics in North Dekota and
is trying to capture delegates who
are to represent that State in the Re
publican national convention. "Not
alone that," said Mr. Hansbrough,
"the edict has gone forth from this
monopoly that I am to be defeated
for the Senate of, the United States
because I had the temerity to offer a
resolution to investigate it."
"The political fortune of a man is
a grain of sand compared with the
injustice that may be wrought by an
institution "of this kind. I accept thi3
challenge and am ready to meet it.
If the people of my State desire to
have this monopoly control their
State they do not want me as their
Senator Bcveridge declared thai,
this statement of the activity of the
" harvester trust" was more import
ant than the reason to stop the inves
tigation of the trust. Mr. Beveridge
declared that be could not understand
how the investigation could effeet
the action of the Department of Jus
tice. If the Department should se
cure more information against the
trust than the Attorney General now
has that would only assist in the
House Still on Code Bill.
Rapid progress was mado in the
House of Representatives in the con
sideration of the bill to codify and
revise the penal laws of the United
States. The only amendment of any
importance whbh got ' through was
one by which Mr. Oillie James, of
Kentucky, making it a criminal of
fense undei heavy penalty, to falsify
government crop statistics, the object
of the amendment .being to protect
tho cotton and tobacco growers from
speculators. Over fifty pages, of the
bill were disposed of.
The amendment was adopted with
out division. The penalty prescribed
under it is a fine of $5,000 and im
prisonment. The House passed a bill providing
for the holding at Salisbury, N. C, of
terms of the United States district
and circuit courts.
Execpt for a political speech by
Mr. Kimball, of Kentucky,, the pro
ceedings were so monotous that at no
time were a hundred members in
Awards Not "Equitable."
Senator Stone, of Missouri, pre
sented statistics of government de
posits in national banks to show that
the distribution of money during tho
recent currency stringency was not
" equitable" as contemplated by the
law governing the Treasury Depart
ment. (He declared that the W'est
and South were discriminated aaginst
while New York .and Boston were
favored. His speech was on his reso
lution pending in the Senate direct
ing a committee to investigate and re
port the facts in these transactions.
Mr. Stone read from official state
ments showing that on August 22d,
1907, there was deposited in national
banks: $143,2S2,r93, and on Decem
ber 3d, 1907, $222,177,750, an increase
of $79,S31,0S9 in three and one half
months. He found that this increase
deposited was distributed so as to
give New England an increase of 47
per cent over the former amount
placed there; the middle States an
increase of 94 per cent; the Southern
States 35 per cent; the middle West
ern States 37 per cent; the Western
States 10 per cent, and the Pacific
Slates 9 per cent. .
"Thnsft increase found." he said,
"show a startling condition in tho I
deposit of money in the different
sections and show to my mind an in-J
dLTcrencc to, and an utter failure to I
observe the requirements of the
Big Dificit Threatened.
The urgent deficiency appropria
tion bill occupied the attention of the
House to the exclusion of all other
A surprise was sprung when Chair
man Tawney, of the appropriations
committee, warned the members that
the contry was confronted with the
certainty of a $100,000,000 deficit un
less the estimates for the next fiscal
year should be cut down materially.
The urgency dificiency bill carries
a total appropriation of $24,074,450.
Able to Meet Obligations.
Mr. Tawney declared that he deem
ed it his duty to call attention to tho
necessity of keeping expenditures
within the estimated revenues. "I do
not make the statement for the pur
pose of exciting alarm," he said, "or
for the purpose of exciting any apr
prehension in the mind of any one
regarding the ability of our govern
ment to meet all of its obligations
now existing or that this Congress
Girl Shoots Out Sweetheart's Eye.
Winstoii-Salem, Special. Near Ad
vance, Davie county, Sunday evening,
Charles Hege, aged 20, was accident
ally shot by his sweetheart, Miss An
nie Lovengood. The girl was handling
the lover's pistol, and, not knowing li
was loaded, pointed at Hege, pulling
the trigger, the ball entering his left
eye and coming out above the tem
ple. Physicians say he will recover,
but the sight of the eye is destroyed.
New Rate Help3 Mines.
Reno, New, Special. A new joint
freight tariff on ores was put into ef
fect by the Southern Pacific, Oregon
Short Line, Sai. Pedro and tributary
roads, and is being received with
great favor by mining operators. The
tariff applies to ore, concentrates,
matte and iron fluxing ores. The rat
varies from $2.50 to $12.50 a ton, ac
cording to shipping point and value
Violent Storm at Pittsburg.
Pittsburg, Special. A violent
storm with unusual features for the
winter season swept over .the city
Sunday night. There were vivid
flashes of lightning and heavy thun
der and for a short time rain fell in
sheets, while the wind of terrific ve
locity raged. The barometric pres
sure was exceptionally low, 29.12
inches indicating the storm center
in or near the city.
Orange Crop Will Break Record.
San Francisco, Special. The or
ange crop harvest of California now
in full season, in quantity and qual
ity promises to break all previous
records. The fruit exchanges of the
State estimate that the total output
of oranges will reach S0,000 car
loads, about 9,000,000 boxes, or 1,
350,000,000 oranges. The harvest;
will last until July 4th.
Rairoad Cuts Salaries.
Baltimore, Special. Ten per cent
reduction in salaries of officers and
employes of tho Baltimore & Ohio
railroad, who now draw over $1GG
monthly was announced. The busi
ness depression prevailing through
out the country is assigned as the
cause. At the same time notice was
served that all employes may evpect
to have wages lowered if the depres
Try to Dynamite Tobacco Factory.
Clarksville, Tenn., Special. An at
tempt was made to set fire and dyna
mite the loose tobacco factory of tho
Ilaycs-Sorey Tobacco Company, local
representatives of the Italian Regies.
Two negroes. Tony Allen and Walter
Watkins, alias Frog Eye, were killed
while trying to escape from one of
the night watchmen. One other ne
cto escaped, but is thought to have
Cotton Ginnc:1. 10 337,007 Ealcs.
Washington, Special Tho census
report issued shows 10,337.G07 bale:
(counting round bales as half bales;
ginned from growth of 1907 to Jan.
lGth, compared with 12,176.190 last
yrar and 9.S.W34 in 1906. The num
ber of active ginneries is 27,370.
The move for the repeal of the law
which forbids the paralleling of the
Richmond, Fredericksburg and Poto
mac railroad is popular in the Virgin
"Any woman can marry any man
she wants," -: asserts Gertrude Ather
ton. Every day seems to bring some
thing new for the men to worry
about, whlr.e3 tho Washington Pest.
THE N. LEGISLATURE
Proceedings in Detail of Both Houses
of the General Assembly.
Election April 28th.
In the house Monday night the
State Prohibition bill was fully dis
cussed and passed, fixing April 28th
as the time for the election. Several
changes were made in the original
In the Senate the special order was
the passenger rate bill. Burton of
fered an amendment that after next
January the corporation commission
shall have full power to fix rates.
Graham, in charge of the bill, said
the State faced a condition and not
a theory, and that after full hearing
the committee on railways had re
ported this bill. He declared he was
willing to yield anything for the
Democratic party. He opposed any
preference of independently owned
and operated railways as he thought
the courts would not uphold this.
He said the bill was drafted by the
Council of State and not by himself.
(It has been published as Graham's
own bill). He opposed the section
providing that the rata for any leased
or otherwise controlled road shall be
controlled by that railway which ope
rates it. He declared that the rail
way men were going to be a factor in
this year's political campaign, and,
that if the rates were lowered so thac
their wages were cut the political
complexion of North Carolina will be
changed. He declared the railway
agitation had done good, as there is
now better service and schedules than
before the rate legislation.
Buxton offered an amendment thai
the railways pay not over $17,500 for
costs of rate litigation. Buxton said
Judge Long had made a mistake in
imposing the $30,000 fine on Southern
Railway. The Supreme Court had
made the first correction of this and
now the Legislature is to make a sec
ond correction. He believes the State
would lose its case in the United
States Supreme Court and that the
railway would win.
Turner said he would be delighted
if the Legislature would adjourn with
out passing a bill, and Klutz, who
said he favored the bill, said rest
and confidence were needed, and that
after all .this agitation a Governor
was needed who could be silent ir
The House met at 11 o'clock and
Rev. W. Woodall, pastor of the M.
E. Clinch, offered prayer. Bills were
introduced as follows:
By Peele: To better pay the
clerks of court of Scotland count-,
and to regulate the speed of auto
By McMackin: To amend the law
regarding salaries of officers in Co
By Davidson": To amend the char
ter of Murphy.
By Gillian: To protect banks
which issued scrip.
By Harris: To provide for loca!
tax election for schools at Raleigh.
and to increase the pay of the pen
sion board of Wake.
Grant presented a resolution ask
ing the Governor to furnish to the
House his correspondence with the
railways regarding the rate matter,
and also information as to whethei
his visits to Atlanta and other points
out of the State were made in an
official capacity, at the expense of
the State, or if not, at whose ex
pense. Winborne made a motion that the
resolution be referred to the com
mittee on public service corpora
tions, and this course was taken.
A number of bills were ratified, in
cluding the following:
To amend the charter of the Mon
testa Trust Company, of Henderson
To amend the charter of the North
Carolina Savings Bank and Trust
To allow a change of site of
Rutherford court house.
To allow the commissioners" to
make Wilmington a gateway port.
To protect game in Richmond
To allow the Town of Rockingham
to pay commissioners for a bond
To amend the law regarding, sale
of liquor in Rutherford county by
making it complete.
To amend the stock law in parts
To give Ashe two additional terms
of Superior Court.
P.Ionnt of Washington, asked to
be allowed to introduce a bill pro-'
hibiting banks from lending money
to their officers. A resolution had
been adopted Friday that after ,
Saturday no bills could be introiluceu
without unanimous consent and the
House refused to suspend this rule,
and so Elonnt's bill was not enter
tained at alL
Miss Gladys VanderbHt Weds
WITH UNPRONGUNCABLE NAME
Wedding at Vanderbilt MansionjT
New York, the Most Brilliant that
Has Taken Place in That City ia
Years Number of Guests Limited
to Aboui 350.
New York, Special. Miss Gladys
Vanderbilt, daughter of Mrs. Cor
nelius Vanderbilt, was married to
Count Laszlo Szechenyi, a young
Hungarian nobleman, in the Fifth
avenue home of Mrs. Vanderbilt at
noon Monday. The wedding was
probably the most brilliant that has
taken place in this city for several
years. Although the number of
guests was limited to about 350, main
ly relatives and immediate friend
of the two families, there were in
cluded Baron Hengelmuller von Hen
gervar, the Austrian ambassador to
the United States; James Bryce, the
British ambassador, and several of
the prominent members of New York
Outside of the Vanderbilt home a
great crowd of the curious public
gathered, hoping for a glimpse of the
count and his bride and watching tho
arrival of the guests.' The was no
disorder for the streets surrounding
the Vanderbilt residence were patroll
ed and kept clear by a force of near
ly 100 policemen. Police lines were
drawn across 57th and 5Sth streets
between which two streets the house
stands and the uninvited public was
not permitted on the Fifth avenue
sidewalk in front of the house. They
gathered in large numbera- in the
square in front of the Plaza Hotel
but their curiosity was satisfied only
by witnessing the arrival of the count
and the guests.
From 11 until 12 o'clock the guests
arrived in a procession of carriages
and automobiles and on foot. Prompt
ly at noon the wedding ceremony was
performed in a large drawing room
of the Fifth avenue house in which
a boAver of palms and arbor of
orchids had been constructed. Be
neath the arbor a temporary altar
was erected and in front of this the
ceremony was performed by Monsig
nor Michael J. Lavelle, rector of St.
The bride was escorted by her elder
brother, Cornelius Vanderbilt, down
an aisle, bordered with palms, en
twined with great abundance of or
chids to the altar. Count Szechenyi
was attended by his brother Count
Lionys Szechneyi. The ceremony of
giving the bride away was performed
by Corenlius Vanderbilt.
The wedding chorus from Gaul's
cantata, "Ruth," was sung by thirty
boys of the St. Patrick's chancel
choir, attired in snrplies and red cos
socks, accompanied by the organ and
assisted by the cathedral's male quar
tette. The bride wore a gown of ivory
satin with embroidery, point lace and
gwlands of orange blossoms. Her
veil was of point lace caught with
sprays of orange blossoms. She car
ried a shower bouquet of orchids and
Monument to Eandall.
Augusta, Ga., Special. Patriotic
organizations and private citizens of
this city are arranging to erect a me
morial shaft to James R. Randall, au
thor of "Maryland, My Maryland,'
to be placed between those of Hayne
and Wilde on Greene street, the fash
ionable residential thoroughfare.
The Birthday of the Kaiser.
Berlin, By Cable. Great public re
joicing marked the observance Mon
day of the 49th birthday of William
IT, Emperor of Germany and King
of Prussia. Celebrations were held
in Berlin and throughout the empire.
Emperor William was born Janu
ary 27th, 1S59. and succeeded to the
throne on Juno 15th, 1SS0. He mar
ried the Princess Victoria of Schles-wig-IIolstein-Sondoiburg
burg and has seven children. The
crown prince, Frederick Wiiliam, was
born in 1SS2.
Tires Boom and Burns To Death.
New York, Special. Despondency
because his wife had left him, and
had him haled to court charged with
non-support, is alleged by relatives to
have caused Gaetano Berdardone to
end his life by setting fire to his lit
tle home on the top floor of a tene
ment in the lower East Side. A 17-months-old
baby perished with him.