a Year, la Advance.
"FOR GOD, FOR COUNTRY AND FOR TRUTH. "
SJagle Copy 5 Ccs&m,
PLYMOUTH, N, C.C FRIDAY, JUNE 5, I08.
North Carolina Votes Out Liquor By a
Majority of Over Forty Thousand
BUT FEW WET COUNTIES
Leader of the Prohibition Movement
Issues Statement in Which he Sets
Forth his Views on the Victory
of the Prohibition Forces.
Raleigh, Special. "Our majority
is around 41000 and taking the
State through and through "our ma
jorities are better than our friends
had hoped for", said Chairman John
Oates, 0f the 'State Anti-Saloon
Xeague to-night. He added: "Our
league offered a banner to the county
giving the largest majority. It goes
to Buncombe, which gave 3,681. An
other to the county casting the larg
est percentage of its vote for prohi
bition goes to Yancev, which voted
1,200 to 15.
"Tiie people have spoken. This is
, shown by the fact that nine of the
ten congressional districts have given
prohibition majorities, only the
fourth of Raleigh districts being in
the wet column.
"One of our greatest triumphs is
in Forsyth, Governor Glenn's home
county, which was considered doubt
ful. It gave 1,500 prohibition ma
jority, a great compliment to the
Governor, My own county, Cumber
land, where there was a heavy fight,
went dry by 500.
"Another notable victory was at
Salisbury, the anti-prohibition head
quarters, which went dry by 126, the
county going that way by 600. Tele
grams of congratulations have come
to "us from Virginia, saying that
State Avould be the next to get in the
"Our victory does not mean disso
lution of the Anti-Saloon League.
Headquarters will be moved to Fay
etteville, and our organization will bo
Itept up and be ready to go info bat
tle at a moment.' notice."
,,The returns of the election "on
yate prohibition as received at State
"i w 'Hn headquarters places """ the
'' l , jority for prohibition at 42,943,
figures that are expected to vary but
slightly from the official returns.
The returns show that 77 counties
gave majorities for prohibition and
21 against it. I
Reports From Various Counties of
1 1 The following reports have been
I'j received from the various counties of
j; the state on the prohibition election.
If Maj. Maj
County Dry Wet
Alamance 1198 ....
Alexander 50 ....
Allegheny.. . . . .. 200
Anson .553 ....
Ashe 600 ....
Beaufort 550 . ....
' Bertie 200
Bladen. 050 ....
Brunswick 200 ....
Bun combe 3300 ....
Burke.. . . . 400
Garrabns 118 ....
Caldwell. .. 600 ....
. - Carteret 300
" 1 jCaswell.. ..'
Catawba.. .. .. .. .. 300 ....
Chatham 600 ....
Cherokee.. .. 1250 ....
Chowan 100 ....
Clay 500 ....
Columbus 120 ....
Craven 350 ....
Montgomery's Dry Majority Small.
Troy, Special. Montgomery coun
ty gives a majority for prohibition
of 140,, approximately. Three pre
cincts are not heard from, -though
these figures are practically correct.
Troy township gave a majority of
211 for prohibition. Mount Gilead
township voted wet by a majority of
15. Not a full vote was polled in
Rockingham, Special Latest re
turns indicate Richmond county ma
jority for prohibition will be over
j Elizabethtown, Special. Eight
-'townships in Bladen give prohibition
majorities as follows: Abotts, 27;
Bladensboro, 101; Brown Marsh, 82;
Elizabeth, 39; Hollow, 2S; Cbly, 0;
White Oak, 206; Central, tied, voting
14 to 14. The other seven townships
not heard from will probably give
from 150 to 200 majority for prohibi
tion is a conservative estimate, .
Dare.) .. ,
Davidson . .
Duplin . . .
Durham. . . .
Forsyt h . .
Granville . .
Guilford .. ..
Halifax .. ..
Harnett. . . .
Hertford . .
Hyde.. .. ..
Jackson . . . .
Lincoln . .
Madison . .
Orange.. .. .
Pasquotank . .
Richmond . . .
Robeson . .
Rowan . . . .
Rutherford . .
Stanly.. .. ..
Union . .
Vance . .
Wake.. . ..
The Bill in a Nutshell.
State wide prohibition will go into
effect January 1st next.
The bill forbids the sale or manu
facture of intoxicating liquors, and
this means spirituous, vinous and malt
liquors or intoxicating bitters, with
in the State.
Licensed drag stores will be per
mitted to handle it and sell it upon
the prescription of a regularly licens
ed physician provided it is prescribed
only for sickness.
The place of delivery, as is the case
now, is made the place of sale.
Tlin nfficer of anv church, or any
minister of the gospel is permitted to
purchase wine for communion ser
Wilmington, Special Returns
from Brunswick county indicate that
prohibition carrie dby a small major
ity. Township results are as follows:
Southport, 69 majority; Northwest,
33 majority, and Town Creek, 31 ma
jority, all for prihibition. Supply
and Shallotte townships also give a
majority for prohibition. The ma
jority wil probably be 200.
Tryon, May 26. Returns from the
five precincts Tryon, Saluda, Colum
Ihis, Mill Springs and Big Level, give
the vote' as follows: Tryon, for 91;
against 32; Columbus, for 51; agianst
2; Mill Springs, for 51; against 10;
Saluda, for 23; against' 16; Big Lev
el, for 3S; against 10; Pearidge, for
14; against 10. About a two-thirds
vote was polled. No direct communi
cation with Cooper's Gap and
Green's Creek and vote not obtain
able at this hour. The election was
quiet, , , .
THE UNIVERSITY CLOSING
Closing at CLapcl EiU This Year
Marks the End' of Successful
Year's Work, s
Chapel Hill, Special. The com
mencement exercises of the State
University were marked by unusual
interest this year. Judge Pritchard
addressed the senior class on "The
Judiciary." There were fifty-seven
graduates, representing many of the
most prominent families in North
Carolina and other States. President
Oscar R. Rand, of Smithfield, who
was recently awarded the Cecil
Rhodes scholarship to Oxford Uni
versity from North Carolina and who
has been a leading spirit in his class
for years, was in charge of the exer
cises. Education and democracy, wa3
the basic theme treated in his ad
dress. The class history was read by
J. A. Andrews of Chapel Hill. H.
B. Gunter was class prophet, J. W.
Hester announced the class gift, and
M. L. Wright, of Greensboro, read
the class will. The exercises were of
a very high order, reflecting the ex
cellent work done by the University
the past year.
Young Man is Drowned.
Greensboro, Special. Will Lyon,
the 17-year-old son and only child of
Mr. and Mrs. William S. Lyon, of
this city, was drowned while swim
ming in Lake Wilfong, at Guilford
Battle Ground, Saturday afternoon.
The body was recovered after a
search of about two hours. Young
Lyon was accompanied by to boy
companions, the three riding out to
the battle ground on their bicycles
early in the afternoon. Soon after
?oing into the water Lyon was, attack
ad by cramp, sinking before his
eompanions could reach him. The
iead boy was a manly young fellow,
jf spotless character and pure life,
and had the confidence and esteem of
all who knew him. He held a posi
tion in the Commercial National
Asheville Man Dies Suddenly.
Asheville, Special. Asheville wijs
shocked to learn of the death Satur
day morning a few minutes after 3
o'clock of Mr. W. A. Boyce, proprie
tor of the W. A. Boyce hardware es
tablishment of this city and one of
the best known and most highly re
spected citizens of the city. Mr,
Boyce 's death occurred at his home
on Haywood street after a few hours
of acute illness. While he had been
in bad health for the past several
months and recently suffering fear
fully with neuralgia, none of his
friends or acquaintances thought for
an instant that his illness was serious
and the announcement of his death
eame as a distinct shock.
Bi Sum For a Patent.
Lexine-ton. Special. Mr. II. Cam
Heitman, who recently invented and
secured a natent on an automatic
haneine arc lieiht and took the matter
up with the Westinghouse .Llectne
and Manufacturing Company, or
Pittsburer. has been offered Dy me
above company the sum of $125,000,
e states for the nsrbt in the United
States and Germany. The Wetsing-
iouse Company writes Mr. Heitman
that after testing the arc light for
wentv-four hours they are satisned
it is the most perfect thing of the
kind yet invented. The light with this
arrangement only needs trimming ev
ery three months. It holds sixteen
carbons and has other attachments.
Mr. Heitman wants not less than
$200,000 for the patent.
Been Collecting Too Much.
Winston-Salem. Special Forsyth
5 nne of those counties that has
been violating the poll tax law. For
years the sheriffs haVe been collect
ing .3.30 on uolls in Winson township
and $2.70 in. all townships outside of
the twin city.
Salisbury Men Quarrel and Shoot on
Salisbury, Special. N. S. Freeman
a coco cola dealer, of Salisbury, was
fired upon on the street here by C.
M. Bailey, a saloon-keeper, who
claims he was assaulted by Freeman.
The gun was knocked out of Bailey's
hand and the men were soon separ
ated. The shooting followed a quar
rel. Boy Killed by Train.
New Bern, Special. Willie Boy
ette, a white boy, fourteen years old,
was killed here while jumping on a
string of moving cars in the Norfolk
and Southern yards. In some way
he lost his grip and his clothes
onnrrht. drac-srine him alonir the cross-
lies until he was dead. The body fin
ally fell away from the tracK, anu
.vas not mangled. His father, W. J.
Boyette, an employ of the Norfolk
and Southern, was at work in the
railroad shops only a short distaneo
away from the place where the acci
JAS. K, JONES DEAD
Was Long a Prominent Figure
in National Politics
WAS BRYAN'S FIRST MANAGER
Former United States Senator James
K. Jones Dies at His Home in
Washington After a Brief Hlness
Was Member of the Senate from
1885 to 1903 and Was Prominent
in the Councils of the Democratic
Washington, Special. Former
United States Senator James K.
Jones, of Arkansas, died at his resi
dence here at 5:30 Monday afternoon
after an illness of a few hours, aged
69. He was one of the leading Dem
ocrats in the Senate from 1885 to
1903 and was one of the strongest
supporters of William J. Bryan, hav
ing, as chairman of the Democratic
national committee, conducted the
campaign of 1896 and 1900. Since
leaving the Senate in 1903 he has
conducted a laAv practice in this city
and has not actively engaged in poli
tics. On Friday Senator Jones returned
from a visit to his daughter, Mrs.
Leonora Carrigan, in Arkansas, and
Sunday night was apparently enjoy
ing good health. Complaining slight
ly Monday morning, he remained in
bed and died that afternoon, the im
mediate cause of death being heart
A native of Mississippi, where he
was born in 1839, James Kimbrough
Jones received a classical education
and fought as a private soldier in the
Confederate ranks throughout the
Civil war. Becoming a resident of
Dallas county, Arkansas, he lived on
his plantation there until IS 1 3, when
he took up the practice of law. He
was elected to the Sta;e Senate the
same year and became president of
that body in 1877. Afterward he
was elected to the Forty-seventh and
the two succeeding Congresses, and
in 1S85 succeeded to the seat of James
D. Walker in the United States Sen
ate, where he served three terms, re
tiring in 1903.
Senator Jones was a delegate to
the national Democratic convention
in 1896 which gave Mr. Bryan his
first nomination and as chairman of
the committee on resolutions he re
ported the 16 to 1 platform. He was
made chairman of the Democratic
national committee after the conven
tion and as such conducted both of
the Bryan campaigns for the presi
dency. In the Senate Jones came
forward rapidly as one of the lead
ers of his party and was for several
year chairman of the Democratic
national committee. He was a mem
ber of the sub-committee on finance
which reported the Wilson-Gorman
tariff bill and was an earnest advo
cate of tariff revision. Although
not an orator, Senator Jones was a
forceful and logical speaker and was
often in debate.
Senator Jones is survived by his
wife and three children, Mrs. Carri
iran of Arkansas; Miss Sue Jones and
James K. Jones, Jr., of this city. Sen
ator Jones will be buried in mis eii.y
and many of his former colleagues in
Congress who have not yet left the
city will remain to attend the funeral.
Coke Ovens Resume Work.
Bristol. Va.. Special One thous
and coke ovens of the Stonega Coal
Coke Company, in Wise county.
Virginia, will be put into aperation
this week, after being suspended sev
eral weeks. Other industries in the
coal fields are preparing to resume,
moat of them havinsr been idle since
December and January. Several
thousand men will be put to worlc
ajrainst within two weeks.
Acreage of Cotton Planted
MMTmhis. Tenn.. Special. At a
meeting nf the State -presidents of the
Farmers' Educational and Co-Opera
tive Union, who began their sessions
er t.ViA total acreage of cotton
planted May 30th was estimated at
28332,00 Oaeres as compared with
31,311,000 acres in 1907 (government
estimate). This estimate is comput
ed from reports from all sections.
More Votes For Hearst.
New York, Special. The contents
f 26 ballot boxes had been recount
ed when the work of counting the
ballots cast for W. R. Hearst and
George B. McClellan, in the last may
oralty election ended for the day.
The net result was a gain of 8!)
vote for Mr. Hearst. In the pres
ence of the court 10 boxes of ballots
were counted, giving Mr. Hearts a
gain of four votes for the day. More
than 1,900 boxes remain to be count
TASK heL TOTICSr
ft. Hems Gathered From
Big Storm in Buncombe.
Asheville, Special Reports re
ceived here are to the effect that one
of the severest storms in the history
of Buncombe county passed over the
Reem's Creek, Flat Creek and Ivy
sections of the county Wednesday,
doing thousands of dollars' worth of
damage to lands by washing and to
crops. The storm was little short of
a cloudburst. Reem's creek went 18
inches higher than it had ever been
known to go before. The abutments
of a new steel bridge across the creek
were washed away, while a lnftl near
Weaverville was damaged $20,000.
The creek rose rapidly after the
storm had passed and as a result of
this an old couple, Mr. and Mrs. Mc-
Canless, of Baker's Mill, came near
losing their lives. Mr. and Mrs. Mc
Canless went out to view their gar
den to see what damage had been
done when the waters rose and cut
them off from their house. They
were marooned on a strip of land
scarcely six feet square, where they
were forced to remain in water until
near midnight. Efforts to rescue
them were futile. Had the creek
risen much further they would prob
ably have been drowned.
Davidson Gets $100,000.
The general education board en
dowed by John D. Rockefeller, gave
out for publication a resume of gifts
made to colleges and institutions, and
also announced the election to the
board of President Charles W. Elliot,
of Harvard, and Andrew Carnegie.
The list of gifts was announced as
follows: Davidson College, Davidson,
N. C, $100,000; Hamilton College,
Clinton, N. Y., $50,000 Knox Col
lege, Galesburg, 111., $50,000;; Wa
bash College, Crawfordsville Ind.,
$50,000; Williamsburg Institute,
Williamsburg, Ky., '$50,000 ; Univer
sity of Rochester, Rochester, N. Y.,
$30,000; Smith College, Northampton,
Mass., $12,500; MacAlester College,
St. Paul, Minn., $75,000 ; William
Jewett College, Liberty, Mo., $125,- j
nnn- "WWem flnlWf. far Wnmpn ;
Oxford, O., $50,000; Harvard Univer
sity, Cambridge, Mass. (for graduate
school of business) $62,000; for far
mers co-operative demonstration
work in the Southern States, $80,000;
for special high school agents in con-
riection with State universities in the
Southern States. $20,000: Hamnton i
Institute, Hampton, Va., $10,000 ;Tus-
L-... TtiBfJfntK AinhAma. m nnn;
Spellman Seminary, Atlanta, $12,-
, r-"i t
500; total $782,522.
Three Interesting Opinions.
Raleigh, Special. The Supreme
v -j rru e r e
Friday. That of Commissioners of
Pift L, o;cf 4n.
. i i. v i a f u-,been blown down in the streets and
volves the bonds issued for the ., . , . , . , , . . -v
. m o v i t. n , the city electric plant has been out o
ville, which have heretofore been I
adjudication so that the county can I
exceed the limit of taxation to pay
. . , , . . rpU- i
the principal and interest. This the
court declines to do as there was no
such promise in the statute under
i.:-v l. .foj fu i
V 11 lull uic pcupic v uitu lUt UUIIU,
In Holtwell against Borden, from
Wavne. it is held that bonds issued
to build a schoolhouse are not valid
unlees submitted to the vote of the
In Victor against Louise Cotton
Mills, from Mecklenburg, it is held
to be ultra vires and without authori
ty for a corporation to insure the
ifes of its officers out of the corpor
ation 's funds.
Four Years in Penitentiary.
Favetteville. SDecial. The Com-
berland Superior Court convened here
last week. The only case or interest
was that of Adolphus Ingram, who
as sentenced to the penitentiary for
four years, for bigamy, in eloping
with and marrying Ito Neal, a young
irl of Cambellton. while havinsr a
wife and family living in South Caro-
Hope Broke, Elevator FelL
Asheville, Special. An accident
that m3y prove fatal x befell Seeb
Grant at the Asheville laundry Fri
day morning. Grant had gone to the
third floor to make some repairs and
was starting down the elevator when
a rope broke and the elevator with
its human freight crashed to the bot
tom. Grant was rendered unconsci
ous and remained in this condition
for several hours. An examination
established the fact that there were
six broken ribs and a rupture of the
lungs and bladder. .
All Sections of the Sate
Five Convicts Pardoned.
Raleigh, Special Governor Glen
Friday granted five pardons and re
fused ten applications.
Pardons are granted to the follow-.
Amzie Helms, Mecklenburg- eaun
ty, sentenced to 12 months oa thw
road for manslaughter. Helms was s
youth of fine character and the
mother of the girl whom he killed
joins in the request for pardon.
Joseph Dauley, Bertie county, 2
years for carnal knowledge of a ehild.
The Governor believes on testimony
that the man is innocent.
C. W. Hyams, Meeklenbunr countv.
12 months for larceny. Hyams wad
once a professor in the A. and M. Coi-
lege in Raleigh, and took books from
lawyers. Many persons have asked
the Governor to give the man. anotlt-
Jack Palmer, Wilson eounty, fae
storebreaking, sentenced to threa
years. The man has consumtion and
will die if kept in jail, and is toa
weak to work.
George Rhyne, Gaston eonnty, si
months for larceny.
The pardons refused were as fel
lows: Sam Watson, Chatham county,
murder in second degree, sentenced
for 25 years.
Ed. Causey, Guilford, larceny, twa
W. J. Archbell, Beaufort county,
six months for assault with deadlj
Warren Perkins, Meeklenbar,
murder in second degress.' 12 years.
Pure Pood Law Effective July I.
Raleigh, Special. Mj Allen, head
of the pure food section of the Agri
cultural Department, says that oa
the 1st of July the law becomes ef
fective which forbids the use of any.
preservatives in foods. This will be
, ttly enforced and the sale of all
ucn luoa W1U De proniDiiea. jiaanr
manufacturers of foods who had said
they could not put up and ship then .
unless preservatives were used are
now sending them out pure and is
proper shape. Mr. Allen says the
law 1S sweeping. The department na
usually depended on publicity, whieh
ls realIy more powerful, he Uunks
than arrests and wonerfol improve-
ment.has een mad in tk foods oa
sale in tnis Estate.
BatJ Storm at Newborn.
Newbern, Special. The worst
storm in several years has raged her
all day. Four inches of rain fell, the
wind has been blowing a gale all day
and the tide is higher than la. the
, . .
Pas Jear or two. Many trees have
acrute tut uo y. ju&i nuw muca uut
age has been done to the fcrnekinjj in-
: -ii j t i i ,v
i v oroc r t? a ntr riA laomAf tw n nil
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the graduating exercises for the eim
' , , b . , t.,
.school were postponed until Monday.
a , v
Receiver For Printing Company Ast-
wJnstnm-S.alpm RrJinl Tfc r :
i 1. n x- e
Midi lv T rrjv.i icim XJX i' uiaj iu kit
r-m,rt nqinm lt, -fiWa.-
aftrnoon Majar j. E. Alexander, at-
torney for Bradley Reese Company
made application for a receiver fo
the King Printing Company, of this
city, Friday afternoon. The motion
was continued until June 15tlv, whea
the matter will probably be heard be
fore Judge Jones.
Items of State News.
The State Agricultural Pepartineat
asked its fifteen hundred correspond
ents for information as to the acre
age of crops May 20th, eompared
jwith last year's acreage, whiccb. ia
put down as 100, and the reports.
show the acreage of cotton thsi.
year is 97, corn 100, tobacco 102, peat
The North Carolina National Guard.
Raleigh, Special. Adjutant Gen
eral T. R. Robertson has issued eorat
missions to the following officers ot
Company G, Seeond Infantry, North
Carolina National Guard, at Wash
ington; Captain O. B. Wynne; First
Lieutenant, J. F. Ross; Second Lien
tenant, R. B. Cowell. General Rob
ertson has aocepted the resignation
of Z. I. Walser, First Lieutenant
Company A, Third Infantry, Lexing
ton, and W. O. Brown, Second Lieti
tenant Company L, Thinl Infantry,