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VOL. XVIII. PLYMOUTH, N, 0.. FRIDAY, MAY 29, 1908. " . . NO. 52,
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MINOR MATTERS OF INTEREST
Throngs again visited the Guinness
death farm at Laporte, Ind.
Archbishop Peter Bourade, of San
ta Fe, died in Chicago of heart fail
jClarenee Darrow says Mayor Brand
Whit lock, of Toledo, Ohio, will be
Bryan's running mato.
The Massachusetts Legislature will
be asked for an appropriation of
$300,0 tO to fight the gypy uioth and
Arrests in Pittsburg followed th
alleged discovery that an organized
"band had been formed to rob tele
phone slot boxes all over the coun
try. ' 'The French steamer Breiz Huel,
which broke its rudder at sea and
ran short of coal, was towed into
A stirring appeal for money for
missions was made by Rev Dr. R. J.
Willi ngham before the Southern Bap
The Atlantic fleet of battleships
will sail for Seattle this week.
Cars were being operated in Cleve
land without any serious outbreak on
the part of the strikers.
King Manuel of Portugal is said to
have upset plans to marry him to
some eligible princess by declaring
that he will wed his boyhood love,
the daughter of a lady-in-waiting, or
not at all.
An agreement is said to have been
reached between Japan and the Unit
ed ' States' regarding, conventions
which shall secure protection for
American interests in Japan and Ko
rea. Congress will adjourn this week, if
the Senate and House conferees an
agree upon an acceplable currency
The clique of old Senate leaders i3
said to have chosen Burrows as chair
man ofjthe, Chicago., convention as a
"rebuke to the younger element.
Though there is considerable Jolm
si&i Msentttient sin the South, Bryan
seVms'' likely to get a large majority
of the delegates from that section.
Richmond residents adopted reso
lutions urging Bishop Van de Vyver
not to resign.
Rev. W. T. Palmer was installed
pastor of the "Westminister Presby
terian Church, Lynchburg.
William D.s Hey wood, addressing
the Socialist Convention,, denounced
courts, judges, the President and a
number of others.
V Secretary Taft arrived at Char
leston from- Panama, well, and smiling
The Russian general sent to punish
marauding' Persians has been ordered
to burn and , kill.
French forces lost 13 killed and 65
wounded in an engagement with
The- Senate substituted the origi
nal Aldrich bill for the Vreeland bill
and both 'houses sent the currency
measure to. conference.
The House passed the omnibus pub
lic building bill and the Military Aca
,demy Appropriation bill.
General Sherwood, of Ohio, made
a caustic attack on General Keifer,
of Ohio, in the House.
President Roosevelt and William J.
Bryan made the closing addresses at
the National Resources Conference.
The Governors have agreed to hold
an annual convention of State exe
cutives. The convention of machinery men
at Parkersburg elected officers for
The President has ordered that
Coast Artillery officers who decline
to take the horsemanship test be
made to walk 50 miles as a test.
The property of the Federal Coal
and Coke Company, of West Virgi
nia was sold to the New England
Gas and Coke Company for $1,230,000
Eugene V. Debs was nominated for
President by the Socialists.
The Wright brothers have broken
up their aeroplane, wrecked on the
North Carolina coast, but they have
a new and stronger machine at Day
ton. Ohio, with which they- will ex
periment in August.
Rear Adimral Charles Stillman
Sperry assumed command of the
batleship fleet at San Francisco
The jawbone found in the ruins of
the Guinness home at Laporte. Ind.,
was identified by a dentist as that of
Mrs. C ' '4 ess.
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Freight shippers at a meeting m
Chicago ook steps to fight the raise
Walter Wvckoff, who wrote "The
Workers" and other sociological stu
dies, is dead.
Joshua Levering was elected presi
dent of the Southern Baptist Associa
tion. Various Republican State conven
tions have declared for Tatf.
Rev. Dr. T. II. Lewis, president of
Western Maryland College, was elect
ed president of the Methodist Pro
The assistant superintendent of
Mattawan testified that Harry K.
Thaw is insane.
An announcement by Mrs. Eddy,
through her representatives, tells the
public to mind its own business.
Judge Hough, in the United States
District Court,, decided that the Pres
ident has authority to dismiss an en
listed man from the army.
Five members of the crew of the
schooner William McGee were rescued
by the life-saving crew of Sea Isle
Priest Stabbed in Church.
Salisbury, Mo., Special. In the
presence of 400 worshippers, Father
Joseph F. Lubeley, aged 33 years,
pastor of St. Joseph's Catholic
church, Avas stabbed twice with a
pocket knife and 'perhaps fatally in
jured in church Sunday, by Joseph
Schuette, a farmer, who is believed
to have become suddenly demented.
A panic was narrowly averted among
the communicants, many of them wo
men. Buit Against American Tobacco Com
New Orleans, La., Special. A suit
brought by local tobacco firms charg
ing the American Tobacco Company
with being a combination in violation
of the Sherman anti-trust laws was
dismissed by Judge Saunders in the
United States Circuit Court here.
The plaintiffs demanded $70,000 dam
ages for what they alleged were un
fair methods of competition.' Judge
Saunders in a verbal decision held
that, no law had been violated.
'Deaf and Dumb Reunion.
Baton Rouge, Special. A reunion
of the deaf and dumb of the State,
graduates of the Institute for the
Deaf and Dumb, was . commenced
Monday and has attracted a large
number of visitors, who are working
their fingers overtime in extending
greetings and felicitations to their
former friends and companions. The
reunion is the first of this character
ever held in Louisiana and will last
three or four days.
General Mafcenzie Retires.
Washington, Special General
Alexander Mackenzie, chief of engi
neers, was 04 years of ae Monday,
the age for retirement from active
service in the United States army. He
graduated from West Point in 1S64
and his army career since that time
has been a briliant one, culminating
in his - appointment as brigadier gen
eral aiidclnef of engineers in 1904.
His work in connection with river and
harbor improvement has made him fa
mous throughout the country.
Trolley Cars Collide.
San Francisco, Special. Two trol
ley CAis crowded with people collid
ed Sundy at the foot of a steep hill,
killing II"nry Baer, a traveling sales
man, and injuring twenty other pas
sengers, one probably fatally, and
several severely. A car on Dcvisa
dero street got beyond control of the
motormiin and dashed down the hill
with terrific speed, striking a Sacra
mento street -ar just as it rounded a
Fatal Explosion at a Trench Suar
Paris, By Cbl. An explosion st
a sugar rcfineiy here buried a numbev
of workmen under a heap of turning
wreckage. Four are known to be dead
and others are thought to be in the
ruins. Forty-two of the injured have
been tal:n from the wieckage. The
combustion of suar dust caused a
blast, birning lYts workmen on the
Strty Killed is a Wreck.
Artwrrp, By Cable. One of worst
railroad accidents in Europe in re
cent tines occurred at Contich, a sta
tion fix nv.les southeast of this city
nn the main liiie? at S o'clock Friday
morning. Tho exact number of vic
tims had not been determined up to
a Into hour, owing to the difficulty of
removing lh bodies from the deb-ris,
but tho latest estimate places the
number at fiO; killed and one hundred
Our Britsh allies, remarks the Japan
Times, of Tokio, are accustomed to
the American trick of twisting the
lion's tail, but the experience has been
absolutely new with us, and the twist
ing of the Japanese sun's rays cas, la
all candor, been rather trying to our
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THAW FAILS AGAIN
Loses In His Application For
Release Prom Asylum
WILL CONTINUE HIS EFFORTS
The Justice Declares That the Com
mitment Was Constitutional and
That Thaw is Still Insane, His Men
tal Disorder Being so Manifest as
to Render Him Unfit fr Freedom.
Poughkeepsie, N. Y., Special.
Justice Morehauser filed a decision
Monday declaring Harry Thaw to be
still insane and refusing to release
him from Mat tea wan on habeas cor
pus 'proceedings. The suit was brought
on the grounds that Thaw is not now
insane and that his commitment was
unconstitutional. Justice declares it
to be constitutional, saying that so
long as an appeal is possible, the law
should not be called invalid . unless
unconstitutionality is plain. Review
ing the testimony heard before him
he says that Thaw's mental disorder
is so manifest as to render him unfit
for freedom. Thaw will not be recom
mitted, however, until a plea be made
for his transfer to some other insti
tution for the insane.
Thaw's attorneys declared at the
beginning of the suit that they would
appeal in case of an adverse decision.
It is believed that they can secure
the consent of District Attorney Je
rome to the transfer they will drop
the appeal. The decision makes no
reference to the testimony given by
experts at the present hearing and the
kind fit insanity from which Thaw is
now suffering is not specified in the
Thaw will now remain in Dutchess
county jail until the final disposition
of matters. He is cheerful and so is
The Thaw family is willing to spend
every cent of its money to keep Harry
from returning to Matteawan Asylum.
"I had counted on this outcome."
said Thaw, in commenting on the de
cision handed down by Justice Mors
chauser. ' 'Jerome has a lot of hot
air and my side was put at a disad
vantage. The hearing brought out
several things in my favor which were
not printed. Dr. Jacob's testimony
was conclusive, but not interesting."
Thaw took the decision coolly, and
said he would win it possibly later.
Discussing the suit for the annulment
of his marriage, he said:
"Colonel Barrett could have had
the suit thrown out and time for sev
eral days." He said he thought there
was no danger that his wife would
withdraw in hope of being appointed
trustee of his property.
Thousands are Homeless.
Dallas, Tex., Special. Four lives
known to have been lost, more than
a million dollars' worth of property
destroyed, 4,000 people made home
less and telegraph and telephone
wires west and southwest from the
city out of commission are the re
sults of a record-breaking rise and
overflow of Trinity river Sunday
night and Monday, making the great
est volume of water ever known in
this city. The flood at nightfall pass
ed the record made by the rise in
1S66, 52 feet, when business houses
situated in what is now a poorer !
residence section of Dallas, were.
swamped. That same section of the
city is under several feet of water
and thousands have lost their house
hold effects, while the residence sec
tion of north Dallas is cut off from
the business part of the city so far
as street car lines are concerned.
Fireman Killed at Anderson, S. C.
Anderson, S. C, Special. Mr.
George Reed Keith, fireman of No.
IS passenger train of the Blue Ridge
Railway, tell in front of his engine
here at 6:30 o'clock Mondey morning
while flagging the train over a street
crossing. The engine trucks passed
over both legs, severing them from
the body at the knes. He was hurried
to a hospital where amputation was
a member of a prominent Anderson
made. He died at noon. Keith was
family and was a brother-in-law of
Superintendent Anderson of the rail
Killed by a Train.
Colninbia, S. C, Special. A spe
cial from Aiken says Mrs. T. B. Wil
son, wife of a prominent man of the
county, was run over by a Coast Line
passenger train at Jackson station,
near her home, and instantly killed,
her body being horribly mangled. Mrs.
Wilson attempted to cross the tracks
behind a freight train, apparently
not knowing that the passenger train
TO CUT MEMBERSHIP!
Bill Passes House to Reduce
SOUTHERN MEMBERS PROTEST
By a Strict Party Vote, After a Live
ly Debate., the House Passes the
Crompacker Bill Provides For a
Reduction in Representation in the
States Having Disfranchisement
Washington, Special. A campaign
contribution publicity bill, embodying
an amendment by Mr. Crumpacker,
of Indiana, providing for a reduction
in the representation in the House of
Representatives in those States hav
ing disfrachisement laws, was pas
ed by the House by a vote of 160
to 125, following a lively debate.
The measure was brought up under
suspension of the rules and but 3orty
minutes were allowed in which to
discuss it. The Southern members
in particular were bitter in their de
nunciation of the apportionment, pro
vision of the bill. Mr. Williams the
minority leader, was especially vigor
ous in his attack characterizing the
bill as being an attempt to revive the
conditions of reconstruction days.
On account of the Crumpacker
amendment the Democrats voted
against- the bill in its entirety.
In brief, the provision regarding
publicity of campaign contributions
is made applicable to the national
committee of all political parties and
the national congressional campaign
committees of all political parties and
all committees, associations or or
ganizations Avhich shall, in two or
more States, influence the result of
or attempt to influence the result of
an election at which Representatives
in Congress are to be elected.
The Crumpacker amendment pro
vides for the re-enactment of certain
sections of the old Federal election
law, except that the idea of the force
bill authorizing tire use of troops at
the polls is eliminated. It also pro
vides that the director of the cen
sus shall submit to Congress a report
on population showing the number of
male citizens, white and black, in
each State and the number disfran
chised, for the purpose of enabling
Congress to ascertain the apportion
ment in representation to which such
States must be entitled. ' .
Mr. Crumpacker explained his
amendment by saying they were de
signed against fraud and intimida
tion in elections. He undertook to
say, he declared, that no member of
the House would object to a law
whose only purpose was to secure
In the opinion of Mr. Rucker, of
Missouri, if anything were wanting to
demonstrate that the leaders and
managers of the Republican party in
the House were guilty of deceit and
false pretense, the bill supplied that
"It is horse play," remarked Mr.
Hardwick, of Georgia.
Mr. Williams declared that if the
publicity feature of the bill should
become law, "it will damn your Re
publican party and be worse for you
than the force bill which defeated
Harrison: "Like children you are
paying with fire in a powder maga
zine." He cled bv asking the Re
publicans if they were fools enough
to believe that the South would ever
again submit to the policies to which
tho submitted when she was weak
Mr. Dalzell. of Pennsylvania, said
no greater evil than that gentlemen
should bo sent as representatives to
the House, "not by virturc of the
votes of thir fellow citizens, but
by virturc of (he suppression of
Oregon Train Wrecked; Three Killed.
Oakland, Cal., Special. The sec
ond section of tie Oregon express
train on tho Southern Pacific Rail
road, was wrecked near Pineole Fri
day. Three men were killed out
right. One died Friday. Three were
injured. The wreck h supposed to
have been caused by the front truck
of the baggage car jumping the track.
Governor Broward Leads in Florida.
Jacksonville. Fla., Special. Com
plete returns from Tuesday 'primary
election have, only ben received from
22 counties cut ef the 43 in the State.
From these returns Governor Broward
for United States Senator leads by
About 1,100 votes, and Albert W. Gil
christ for Governor, IfaJs by 4,50
ot: Governor Broward and Dun
can U. Fletcher fot United States
Senator, and Gil?Jn'st aid J. N. C.
THE work of congress
Doings of Our National Law-Makers
Day by Day.
An effort to annihilate time by
dilatory tactics without making pro
gress on any legislation except that
involved in conference reports was the
chief occupation of the Senate Mon
day under the leadership of Mr. Ald
reih. The attempt was so successful
that the net result in the way of ac
complishment of the day's session was
adoption of th eeonference report on
the sundry civil appropriation bill.
Throughout the day Mr. Beveridge
was busy in an effort to get a vote on
the bill compensating government em
ployes for injuries received in their
line of duty, but after the debate had
progressed far enough to develop va
rious objection's t othe language of
the bill, Mr. Hale arose to say he
had information from the House that
no action could be expected there on
the conference report on the public
buildings bill and until that mesaure
should be disposed of, the deficiency
appropriation bill could not be per
fected, after which view o fthe case
he moved an adjournment.
Mr. Beveridge resorted to some tac
tics to keep the Senate in session to
consider his bill, but Mr. Hale amid
laughter, remarked that "there are
some things the Senate can do with
out the Senator from Indiana,' 'and
insisting upon a vote on his motion
the Senate at 4:40 o'clock adjourned.
Working under heavy pressure,
with a single eye to adjournment at
the earliest possible moment, the
House disposed of a great amount of
business. Early in the session it be
came manifest that a better spirit of
feeling obtained between the majority
a'nd minority, in consequence of which
several bills were permitted to be
passed by unanimous consent. It
developed when the House recessed
that the roll had been called 22S
times since Congress convened. Prior
to 'March 30th, when the Democratic
filibuster began, it had been called
but fifteen times. The innumerable
calls since then brought about a tem
porary breakdown on the part of the
two reading clerks, and Representa
tive Chaney, of Indiana, who has a
voice of good carrying quality, volun
teered his services in that work which
proved satisfatcory. . . -
The sum total o fthe day's busi
ness was as follows:
The conference reports on the sun
dry civil bill and the pensoin appro
priation bills were agreed to, thus
sending those measures to the Presi
dent for signature and leaving only
the general deficiency and military
academy appropriation bills to be
considered in order to complete the
disposition of the fourteen supply
measures of the government. The
conference report on the District of
Columbia child labor bill also was
agreed to, and the following bills
were passed: Amending the naviga
tion laws; removing the discrimina
tions against native officers of the
Porto Rico provisional regiment of
infantry; granting title t oa cemetery
in Dubuque, Iowa, to the archbishop
of tha tcity; authorizing the sale of
unalloted lands of the Spokane In
dian reservation; encouraging the de
velopment of coal deposits, in Alas
ka; and prescribing penalties against
the sale of clothing and government
property by soldiers.
The omnibus bill relating to the
disposition of the public lands was
sent back to conterence. -
Following an active debate 'of Jan
hour and a half, the project for. a re
duced hall of Representatives was de
feated by a large majority.1
An omnibus judicial bill providing
among other things for additional
Federal judges for Alaska; Hawaii
and New Mexico; the bill revising
and making more liberal the Dick mi
litia law; ;and several purely local
to the District of Columbia alsf) were
Official Ruling on Sunday Ball. '
Washington, Special. With the ap
proval of the President, the War and
Navy Departments, are sending no
tices to organizations protesting
against soldiers and sailors t playing
Sunday ball, that games he permitted
on government reservations wlien not
interfering with regular duties. Where
there is much opposition t othe sport
iii surrounding communities, the navy
yards and miMtary "posts will be clos
ed to the public on Sunday, obviating
any possible contamination.
Killed by Street Car.
Spartanburg, Special. T.' A. Por
ter, a carpenter, residing near Glen
da4e, was run over and instantly kill
ed by an electric car on Pine street
late Thursday night. The man is be
lieved to have been intoxicated and
was lving in a stupor across the enr
liberies . am
Desire Uncle Sam to Assist!
Strengthening Their Natk)i
BRIEF HISTORYDF THE REPUBI
Secretary Roct Will Receive a De
ration Prom the Wett finast. nf t
rica Which Comes to Ask Connl
and Aid in the Many Tronbi
WHich Have Beset the Coloniz!
tion of Freed Slaves,
Washington, Speeial. Secretart
Root has saade an appointment t
receive Tuesday a delagaiion repr
senting the Republic of Libera, whicl
has come from the west coasts of All
rica to ask counsel and aid in thl
many troubles which have continnl
ously beset the effort to colonize thl
freed slaves of America wkich begad
the latter part of the eighteenth cen
tury. It is admitted officially tha
.Liberia is, from the standpoint o:
nations, in practically a hopeless and1
helpless condition. Her latest tribu-l
lation is in effect an ultimatum from
England to maintain a" better govern
Although the United States is vir
tually responsible for the existence of
Liberia, diplomatic history shows
that this government has hesitated
to stand sponsor for the little repub
lic beiore the M'orld.
Story of Liberia.
Thomas Jefferson's name first ap
pears in the' story of Liberia. In
17S1 be advocated the abolition of
slavery and the colonization of the
freed slaves. In 1S00 the governor
of . Virginia directed by the Legisla-,
ture of his State, took up the ques
tion with the President by correspon
dence. Africa was selected as an ap
propriate site and in 1S16 Maryland
joined Virginia in the undertaking
to . colonize. In 381S the slave trad?
was made statutory piracy in this
country, and the following year it
was provided by law that negroes
from captured slavers should .be
safely "removed beyond the limits
of the United States." To carry out
this act, the government chartered
the ship Elizabeth and made provis
ion for conveying and settling in
Africa on a site selected by agents
sent by President Monroe, three hun-.
dred liberated slave trade victims.
The offer of .'transportation was ex
tended to all free blacks, but the Eli
zabeth sailed with only S6, on Feb
ruary Gth, 1320.
On reaching the African coast the
nativei refused to sell the land they
had agreed to and the two agents and
a third of the colonists died with fe
ver. The next year 2S colonists were
sent out, but the renewed effort ta
purchase land failed. This govern
ment then sent ' Dr. Eli Ayres, and
the armed - naval schooner Alligator,
commanded by Lieutenant R. P.
Stockton. This effort resulted in the
purchase of a coast strip of land 130
miles long and. 40 broad, with per
petual 'tenure. The price paid was a
miscellaneous assortment of trading;
goods. This purchase is given as the
last direct act of this government to
wards the establishment or mainten
ance of tho settlement, although this
government sent from time to time
liberated negroes to the colony.
; " .
. - A Bureau of Mines.
Washington, Special. The Senate
committee on mines and mining met
Friday to consider tho proposition to
establish a bureau of mines in the
Department of the Interior. The
committee is said to favor the bill
and is expected to report it soon. It
is believed that the measure may
pass the Senate before adjournment.
The new bureau is expected to sup
plement the work now done by States.
Bad Sora in Texas.
Austin, TeT., Special. A terrific
wind and rain storm that at times de
veloped into a tornado swept Texas
from tho Panhandle to the Gulf ear
ly Sunday. The restruclicn to crops
and vegetation, trees and shrubbery
was the greatest reported in years.
In numerous places houses were up
lifted and saull villages and hamlets
in niany instances were inundated by
the terriPc rainfall which in the
space of four hours reached seven
inches in many Jcl'.ons.
Choked to Death by Husband.
Newark, O., Special. Mrs. Ernest
Terwiigcr was fmnvt denrl in her
room Sunday. She had been choked
to death. Her husband was arrested
and he confessed to the crim. Snrs-