North Carolina Newspapers

    .'
j ji t
1 " " " ' r i. - - '
.o a Year, In Advance. ' H r 11 : FOR' GOD, FOR COUNTRY AND FOR TRUTH." Slag! Cepy g Casta, ;
vol. x vriL - , --Plymouth n; c.. Friday, apeil it, km. no. 46.
y;
f $10,01,000 FIRE
Boston Suffers Heaviest Loss
'-vj&Sir.cc'S3 Francisco
Wo LIVES KKCVN TO DE LOST
": Fir Winch, .Origfsc,tcd, From --r-Spoii?
taneous, Craslioa,: ia..Rar ( of.
Boston Blacking Company's .Vfotii
' ..Devastates More Than One-S&uare
Mile of the ManuSacturijBusi.
li'etJS" and Tenement District o
. ' Chelsea.
Boston, Special. Fire devastated
more than olie square mile of the
manufacturing, business ' and tene
ment district of Chelsea Sunday en
tailing; a loss estimated at fully $10,
000,000. The fire started at 10:40 a.
m. near the Bostoti Blacking Com
pany's works on West Third street,
near the .Everett City line, and
crossed the 'city, a distance of one
mile and a quarter to Marginal, op
posite the cast Boston shore. So far
. as can bc-Jeanied" there was one f na
tality. Half a hundred porsons
were injured.
Among the buildings burned . were
:13 "churches, Frost Hospital, Chil
v ,'-lreny Hospital, City Hall, Fitz Pub
lic Library, five school houses, a doz
en or more- factories and about 300
tenements' and dwellings.
The residential section of the city
"where the wealthier class reside, es
caped the flames.'
In the retail, section, through
which the fire passed, were 200 busi
ness blocks which were destroyed.
The United States Marine Buildings
were not damaged.
Fire Under Control.
The Chelsea fire was practically
under control at 9 o'clock Sunday
night. The women are known to be
dead as a result of the fire. Neither
"body has been identified.
The fire originated in the rear of
the Boston Blacking Company's
-works' on West Third street, near the
eastern division of the Boston &
Maine Railroad and in close proxim
ity to the Everett City line. A terri
fic gale from the northwest, which
at times had a velocity of CO miles
hour, carried burning shingles,
embers and myriads of sparks to a
score of wooden buildings, most of
them of cheap wooden construction.
The lire started almost in the ex
treme, southwest section of the city
and eiit a path to the .end of Mave
rick; street, at the extreme soutlieast
orn nd of the citv. which borders on
Chelsea creek. This point is about
-one mile and a quarter from the point
where the conflagration began. The
flames swept through t he heart of the
retail business section, 'which was
about midway between the two ex
treme limits reached by the fire.
Exact Cause Not Known.
The. fire started on the marshes bor
dering the eastern division tracks of
the Boston &, Maine Railroad in the
' ) rear of -the Boston Blacking Com--;
', pany.'s works, where employes were
V:..;. at 'work drying out rags. The com
' vfanv V works are situated at the end
''of West Third street, haif a mile
northwest of the heart of the city.
A" series of long, low wooden build
. ings comprised the works,, stored for
the; most, part with old rags and pa-;
per. The exact, cause of the fire is
... . not known;' but it. is supposed that
spontaneous, combustion among the
'..' rags was responsible.
'A high wind, blowing at 43 miles
an hour from the northwest drove
the flames from the rag heaps direet
- ly.npon the wooden buildings of the.
Boston Blacking Company. " , ' -.
The buildings were soon" a mass of
flames and as surrounding property,
consisted largely of wooden buildings
used for storage of rags, the fire de-'
; partment realized that a serious fire
.. , , was threatened, and a general alarm
was sounded.
Realizing that the city was appar
ently doomed 'if the flames could not
be stopped, at Everett avenue, Fire
Chief. II, Ay Spencer summoned help
from-Boston and all the surrounding
'cities arid towns. Four . alarms were
rung in on the Boston circuit and all
the available apparatus was sent
across tlu harbor. Early in the af
ternoon aid had arrived from Ever-
ett, Lynn, Haverhill, Wakefield, Sa
lem, Maiden, Cambridge, Winthrop
and ."Revere. '
Shipment of Chadbourn Berries Be
gins. Wilmington. N. C, Special.- Re
quisition was made for seven refrig
erator cars for strawberry shipments
.'from the Chadbourn section, and
twenty cars are asked to be iced for
Monday. The first berries appeared
.- on this market Saturday ami sold
.rea-.lily at 2.) cents a quart. The
shipments to the North have ot yet
been sufficient to establish a market
for the North Carolina fruit. The
coming week the movements is ex
n 'id to l'ach 75 or 100 cars dailv.
V
TEN TPUSANltlOMELESS
1 it ..
Frompt acd( Efficient Relief Work
Provided Temporary Quarter's For
E.oston's Ten Thousand Homeless
and Very Little Suffering is Re
ported Among' the ' Fire Victims
Insurance Companies Place Their
Losses at $3,500,000.
.Boston,- Special. From the embers
of. .Sunday's' conflagration in Chel
sea there arose ' a well organized
movement' for aid and relief of the
10,000 homeless, a counting of the
cost by insurance companies, whose
representatives placed their losses at
$3,500,000, and a determination 'by
the city authorities to rebuild "the
350 acres swept by the flames where
stood, before the fire,, property val
ued at nearly $(3,000,000. .
No further deaths were reported
and of the injured persons taken to
the various hospitals, only two are
believed to be in a critical condition.
The three bodies which were taken
to the morgue in Boston remained un
identified. Tho Losses.
""Revised figures obtained indicated
that the losses were divided, accord
ing to the various classes of prop
erty destroyed, as follows: ,
Churches and schools, $o2o,000.
Public buildings, $475,000.
Factories, business blocks and con
tents, $S25,000.
Dwelling houses, $3,750,000,
Total, $5,575,000.
' The, insurance of $3,500,000 is di
vided among about SO companies.
There. was comparatively little buf
fering reported among the fire vic
tims. So prompt and efficient was
the relief work begun Monday that
practically no one was without shel
ter during the night. Tuesday the
relief work was taken up by. those
who handled the Massachusetts for
San Francisco sufferers. Early' "in
the day. Mayor Beck issued an appeal
to the country, but afterward it was
amended so as to include only 'the
State. Announcement was, made ' that
$15,000 had been raised by subscrip
tion in Boston before noon. In ad
dition the city of Chelsea appro
priated $10,000 and a resolution for
$100,000 from the State was intro
duced in the House of Representa
tives. Many nearby cities announced
the starting of subscription papers
and the city governments of others
will hold special meetings to take ac
tion. A message frorii; President
Roosevelt expressed sympathy and
volunteered the .services of the army
and haw.
r.
... Thousands View Ruin3.
In the meantime the local organiza
tions, such - as the Associated Chari
ties and the Salvation Army -were
perfecting their -work avid they pro
fessed entire ability to fir-d temporary
quarters for all the homeless.
The burned district was closely pa
trolled by the State militia. 'The
work of the guard, however, co n
sisted mostly in- keeping people from
venturing too near. the standing walls.
There was very .little property re
maining to be guarded, so thoroughly
had the area been swept by the
flames. In fact, the underwriters who
viewed the ruins saw no prospect of
salvage of any description. One
street, Broadway, was cleared and
opened to. the general public, and as
it- led straight through the heart of
the ruins, a steady stream of people
moved through it all day. A few of
the ruins smoked lazily during the
day and two more oil tanks caught
fire and burned themselves out. Oth
er than these, there was little left of
the fire 'and all the visiting apparatus
was sent home."
Big Forest Fire Under Control.
. Goldsboro, N. C, Special. A big
forest fire which started near Pinkney
has been, at last reports, about extin
guished after having burned over
about 100 acres of fine timberland
belonging to different people of that
neighborhood. The fire originated
from an old burning stump and was
fanned by the high winds of Sat
urday and Sunday. - It is hard to. "es
timate the loss, but it is. supposed to
be considerably" up in the thousands
of dollars. '
Person County Store Fired by In-
cendiary.
. Roxboro, N. C., Special. The store
of W. W. Woody, at Winstead, seven
miles west of Roxboro, was burned
Monday with its entire content. Mr.
Woody is one of the best and most
flourishing country merchants in" the
county. He thinks that the origin of
the fire was incendiary.
FOR NAVY
Large Appropriations to Build
and Equip Vessels
PLAN FOR TWO NEW MONSTERS
Chairman Foss, of the Committee on
Naval Affairs, Reports the Naval
Appropriation Bill Authorizing the
Construction of New Battleships
and Torpedo Boats Carries a To
tal Appropriation of $103,967,518
Provision Made For Enlistment of
7,500 Men to Man New Ships.
Washington, Special. The naval
appropriation bill authorizing the
construction of two instead of four
battleships and eight instead of four
submarine torpedo boats, and carry
ing a total appropriation of $103,067,
51S for the naval service for the fis.
cal year ending June 3Dth, 1909, was
reported to the House, by Chairman
Foss, of the committee on naval af
fairs. The total appropriations reconv
mended is $22,518,831 less than the
aggregate estimates submitted by the
Department, and is $3,063,916 more
than the amount appropriated for the
fiscal year ending June 30th, 190S.
The bill carries an item of $1,000,
000 toward the construction of sub
marine torpedo boats and an item of
$445,000 toward' the construction of
subsurface torpedo- boats. Provis
ion is made for the enlistment of
0,000 men to man the following sljips
which ' are to be 'put in commission
within the "next few months: , The
California, Mississippi, Idaho, NeW
Hampshire, South Dakota, North
Carolina, Montana, Chester, Birming
ham and Salem; and for -1,500 men
to man the torpedo boats not now in
commission. ;
Chief Items inthe Bill.
Among the chief ilemS in the bill
are the' following: For naval train
ing station, Great. Lakes, $1,095,600
for construction and machinery $9,
832,962; for armor and armament
$7,000,000; for equipment $400,000;
for subsurface and submarine boats
$1,445,000. ' v
- An increase of 5O0,000: over last
year's appropriationMvs,;allwed in
the appropriation for ordinance and
ordinance stores, mainly for target
practice and because there will be in
full or, in partial commission during
the fiscal year 24 battleships, ,12 first
class cruisers, 66 second and third
rate vessels, 60 torpedo, vessels and 15
auxiliaries, making a total of 177
vessels.
There is also an increase of $150,
000 for smokeless powder. The bill
further provides an appropriation of
$415,000 for replacing the 3-pounder
and 6-pounder guns by 3-inch 50
calibre:or larger guns, because of the
increase in the effective range of the
latest type of torpedo. These new
guns are designed to give the ships
protection against long range torpe
do discharge. Provision is also made
for other changes intended .uto keep
the batteries of the ships in the high
est state of efficiency. Nine hun
dred and fifty thousand dollars is ap
propriated for torpedoes and the con
verting of torpedo boats. The ap
propriation for arming and equipping
the naval militia is increased to
$100,000 "in order that this branch
of 'the -naval reserve of the United
States may be more efficiently con
ducted." The appropriation Tor equipment of
vessels is increased $500,000 over the
current fiscal year on account of the
increased number of ships in commis
sion and the necessity of fitting them
with new gun firing apparatus and
with wireless telegraphy.
Twenty-seven New Boats. .
The appropriation . for coal and
transportation is increased $350,009.
For provisions for the navy an ap
propriation is made of ' $6,547,903.
The report accompanying tho bill
states that an . allowed increase of
$lCO,000'in the appropriation for pro
visions for the marine corps "is due
to the increased cost xf 16 per cent,
in the price of rations.";
The report' shows that there are
in course" oft "building seven battle
ships, four armored cruisers, three
scout cruisers, five torpedo boat de
stroyers, four . submarine torpedo
boats, two colliers and two seagoing
tugs. -The amount necessary to be
appropriated to pay for the work
now progressing and contracted for
during the next fiscal year is $17,
232,962. . ..Under the heading "naval
programme," the committee recom
mends, that the President be author-:
ized; to have constructed . two. first
class ba,tleship:3, 'to cost,' exclusive of
armor and armament, not exceeding
$6,000,000 each; ten torpedo boats
destroyers., to have the highest prac
ticable speed, and to cost exclusive of
armamept' not to exceed $.800,000
each; that the Secretary of the Navy
be authorized to. have constructed
eight submarine torpedo boats to cost
in the aggregate not more' than $3,
500,000 of which amount $1,000,000
is appropriated; and one subsurface
torpedo boat at a cost 'not to exceed
$490,000, and two small vessels of like
type not. to exceed in cost $22,500
each a total authorization of $23.-
.043,000 which will be increased $7,-
.000.000 by the cost ot arming and
equipping the two battleships.
Admiral Evans Doing Well.
Paso Robles Hot Springs, Cal.,
Special. Surgeon McDonald and.Dr-.
L. E. Phillips issued the following
bulletin: "Admiral Evans is doing
well. Ho suffered some pain in his
left knee Saturday which kept him
confined to his room' and will also
make it necessary for him to remain
quiet. This, however, is due to the
treatment that" is followed at the
springs and Ave do not believe will
in any way retard his recovery."
Jefferson Day Observed.,
Charlottesville, Ya.; Special. The
165th anniversary of the birthday of
Thomas Jefferson and the S9th anni
versary of the foundation of the Uni
versity of Virginia was celebrated at
that institution Monday, the chief ad
dress being delivered by the British
ambassador, Hon. James Bryce. The
attendance was perhaps the largest
since the inauguration of President
Alderman, April 13th, 1905.
Bessemer City Has Fire; ,
Gastonia, Special Bessemer City
was visited by a disastrous fire Sat
urday night about midnight, which
destroyed a new. two-story concrete
store "building and a one-stpry brick"
building,' both, belonging tb. Capt. .Q,.
G. Rabbins. The ; buildings were lo
cated in-' the center of, ; the business
part of. the town .Qj;tjlie.'.corner oppo
site the Southern Railway depot.
Captain- Robbing' loss, was about $4,
OflO rtrt'-hoth buildings, with- only $1,
101F insurance. ..
LaFollette Ahead in Wisconsin.
Milwaukee, Wis., Special. Scat
tering returns received from through
out Wisconsin indicate that four del
egates at large favorable to the nom
ination of Robert ,M. LaFollette at
the Republican National Convention
at Chicago have been elected. The
returns - so far show that in almost,
everv "ins tance LaFollette delegates
have a good lead on the Taft oppan
ents. i .
Rev. J. D. Jordan Dead.
Atlanta,. Ga., ! Special. Rpv. John
D. Jordan, pastor of the Jackson Bap
tist church of this city, and widely
known throughout the South, died
here Friday after a long illness. Dr.
Jordan was born in Russellville, Ky.,
and has held pastorates in Little
Rock, Ark., and Savannah, Ga. He
was a trustee of Mercer university
and Shorter Female college, and a
member of the board of education-of
the Georgia Baptist-convention.
Teachers Go To Savannah.
New York, Special. A partv of
New York's public school teachers
sailed for Savannah, Ga., on the
steamship City of Columbus, to spend
the Easter holidays in the South.
There are 70 women and 10 men in
the party, which included Principals
Waiter B. Gunnison, of Erasmus
Hall Hi2h School, and Charles D.
Larkins, of the Mutual Traiuing
bchool.
Two Children Kidnapped.
Jacksonville, Fla., Special. News
reached here of the kidnapping of
two children, Monvia Amoury and
Foried Amoury, aged . 5 . and "3 years
respectively, from their home at Key
West by their aunt and uncle, Mary
and Peter Amoury, who took them to
Habana. The sheriff was notified im
mediately after the boat sailed from
Key West and succeeded in having
the parties arrested as they landed
in Ifahana. on a charge of kidnap
ping, and they will be returned to
Key West for trial.
Southern llice Industry.
Some Northern farmers emigrated
to the Louisiana Gulf coast prairie
and began the cultivation of rice in
1884, devising machinery 'for that
purpose. The result of their labor.3
is shown in the fact .that Louisiana
and Texas, to which their work also
extended, now produce three-fourths
of tie rice-crop of the United States.
Before the Civil War South Carolina
produced about three-fourths and
North Carolina and Georgia most of
the rest. One of the greatest results
has been the use,' for the first time in
history, of a labor-saving -method of
rice-production, which promises to
give the American .rice producers an
advantage over any other country,
unless such country adopts Am-erican
methods.
THE WORK OF CONGRESS
Doings of Our National Law-Makers
Day by Day.
Enjoining Stato Official.
To meet conflicts between the Fed
eral courts and the State atithoritiea
such as have arisen during the past
year in Minnesota, North Carolina,
Alabama and other' States the Senate
committee on the judiciary reported
a bill directing the method of proce
dure in cases where an effort is made
in the Federal courts to enjoin State
officials from enforcing State laws.
The bill is a compromise between
measures introduced by Senators Ov
erman, Bacon and the late. Senator
Bryan," of Florida, and was reported
by Mr. Overman. It has received
much attention at the hands of the
Committee and is intended not only
to lessen the frequency' of injunctions
in such cases, but to modify and soft
en the process when it is resorted to.
It prohibits any one Federal judge
from granting such an injunction, but
requires that all applications for such
orders shall be heard by at least
three Federal judges, two of whom
shall be circuit judges, while the
third may be either a circuit or a dis
trict judge. It also requires at least
five days' notice to the State' authori
ties, and grants direct .appeal to the
Supreme Court of the United States.
The text of the bill follows: ,
' Test of the Bill.
"That no temporary - or interlocu
tory , injunction or temporary: re
straining order, or decree suspending
or' restraining the" enforcement ,oper
ation or execution of any statute of
any State by restraining the action of
any officer of such State in the en
forcement or excution of such statute
shall he issued or granted by any cir
cuit or district court of the United
States or by any judge or justice
thereof upon the ground of unconsti
tutionality of tlieNStatute, unless the
application for the same shall be pre
sented to a circuit judge and shall be
heard and determined, upon issue
made and proof taken by affidavit
or otherwise, by three judges, of
whom two shall be circuit judges and
the third may be cither a circuit or
a district judge, and unless a majority
of said three judges shall concur, in
granting such application. When
ever such application, as aforesaid,
is- presented to. a circuit judge he
shall immediately Call to his assist
ance to hear and determine the ap
plication, one circuit judge and one
district-' judge, or "another circuit
judge.;. , -
' Five Days' Notice.
"Said application' shall not- he
heard and determined until five days'
notice necessary for the'hearing has
been given to the 'Governor and .'At
torney General of the State and such
other persons as may be defendants
in the suit.- Provided, that if a ma
jority of said, judges are, of the opin
ion at the time .notice of. said hear
ing is given as aforesaid, that irre
parable loss and damage would result
to' applicant unless a temporary re
straining -order, pending the period of
required notice is granted, a majority
of said judges may grant, such order,
but the same shall only remain in
force until the hearing and determi
nation of the application, upon due
notice as aforesaid, has taken place;
that an appeal may be taken directlv
to the Supreme Court of the United
States from any order or decree
granting or denying, after notice and
hearing, a-temporary or interlocutory
injunction-'or restraining order in
"such ''case; 'and the hearing of such
aopeal shall take precedence ever all
other cases except those of a similiar
character and criminal cases."
Minor Happenings.
W. A. Kroll of the Government
Printing Office, was susnended for
political activity in the Sixth Mary
land district.
Chief Justice Fuller will sit with
Judge Pritchard in the hearing of the
South Carolina liquor dispensary case
President Roosevelt is waging an
active campaign for' appropriations
for four new battleships.
The. House debated the Naval Ap
propriation bill. most of the session.
Representatives John Gil, Jr.. of
Maryland, and Richmond P. Ilobson
are to speak on naval affairs in the
House.
Messrs. Cockran, Belmont and
Chandler made. -arguments on tlie Mc
Call bill to compel publicity in cam
paign funds.
J. M. Bishop, of Mecklenburg coun
ty, Virginia, shot dead Bearl Mo,
a -negro, who -tried to assault his
daughter:
Io C, Thunnan, who killed his
"roommate. W. P. Poison,. and robbed
him, was hanged at Norfolk.
STATE MAY RESIST
, u 1 -" I
South Carolina Will Profaabl''
Refuse to Give Heaoy Bond L
REQUIRED BY JUDGE PRITCHARI
Order of Judge Pritchard Granting v
Supersedeas on Certain Condition:!
in the Dispensary Matter Served
Priday on Commission and At torney
General, But Conditions
Will Not Ee Complied With Coi
lateral in Hands of State Treasurei;
Who Is In Mississippi and Not is
'. Possession ' of Commission Attor-k
. ney General "Lyon Back From
' ..Washington',,. Where He Called ons'
. Chief Justice Fuller and Discusssdi
. Case.' . . j
Columbia, S. C, Special. Attor
ney General Lyon returned from
A
Washington, 'where he has been for
several days, accompanied by Mr. D.
W. Rountree, of Atlanta, of counsel;
for the 'dispensary commission. Mr.
Lyon stated very emphatically that
the r dispatches sent out from Wash
ingto to the effect that he had made
a motion before Chief Justice Fuller
in the dispensary matter were erro
neous", being .'.utterly . without f ounda
tion . and vunauthoized by him. He
said that as a matter of fact he and
Mr. Rountree had called on Chief
Justice Fuller and had talked with
him in regard to the procedure which
could be adopted to get the case up
speedily before the highest tribunal
in the land, but' that he had made no
motion at all. - The case, it appears,
has some unusual features, and there
is little'precedent for getting the mat
ter before the Supreme Court with
out going through the usual formali
ties of appeal. If a motion were made
before the Chief Justice,, it would be
a motion for an order to show cause
why. a supersedeas should not be
granted, but it has not been decided
to take this step.
The order of Judge Pritchard,
granting a supersedeas on conditions
was not served until Friday when it
was received through tke mail by
Chairman Murray and the other mem
bers of the commission as well as by
Attorney General Lyon, from the of
fice of the clerk of the Federal Court
in Charleston. The order is dated
April 8th and requires compliance
within five days from. date of order,
the .members of the commission have
now only three days to arrange their
personal affairs so as to take an en
forced absence from business, for a
longer or shorter period. '.
The commission will not give the
heavy bond required by Judge Priteh
ariL and will not surrender the collat
eral which he requires to he surren
dered, so that the commission will be
in. contempt in refusing to obey the
order to deposit the collateral with
the Federal Court. As a matter of
fact, the collateral is not in the pos
session of the commission, but is with
theState Treasurer, and has been in
his possession for a long time, even
before the books and records of the
dispensary were placed in the Treas
urer's vaults, so that the commission
can make, answer tltat the collateral
is not in its possession at all, and it
cannot comply with the primary and
most important condition of Judg
Pritchard 's order. Of course, if
Judge Pritchard can get hold of the
collateral, he has. the case in his
hands absolutely and, of course, the;
State is not going to surrender the
collateral.
Judge Pritchard may serve an or
der on State Treasurer Jennings, bat
it happens that Captain Jennings is
in Mississippi and not at this time in
the jurisdiction of Judge Pritchard's
court. He is having a pleasant visit
out there and is doubtless not in any
hurry to return, unless he is request
ed to come home by Governor Ansel.
The-Governor will not, however, ask
the Treasurer to co.ne back to give
up the collateral, and he will not in
struct, any one to give it up. because
the State is going to keep its hands
on the ' collaterals. These collaterals
were deposited as security for the de
posits of the dispensary money with
the various banks of the State, and
the banks will not pay out the money
without getting their securities back.
Jealous Husband Shoots Wife and
Suicides. : ..
New York, Special Without warn-
er, a baker, suddenly drew a revolver
at the dinner table, fired two shots
at his young bride and then killed
himself by sending a bullet through
his brain at their home on Lexington
avenue. Mrs. Heiser who was twice
woundeiT in the body, is not expected
in recover. She told the police that:
her husband had been jealous of her !
but. could -'not say why he had at
tempted to take her life.
    

Page Text

This is the computer-generated OCR text representation of this newspaper page. It may be empty, if no text could be automatically recognized. This data is also available in Plain Text and XML formats.

Return to page view