Year, In Advance.
"FOR GOD, FOR COUNTRY AND FOR TRUTH. "
Slala Copy 5 Csta,
PLYMOUTH, N, 0.. FKIDAY, JUNE 26, 1908.
Items Gathered From AH
Hew S. A. L. tracks to Rutherf ordton
Charlotte, Special. A significant
anove that will bo of interest to the
ipeoplo of this city is that to be in
augurated by the Seaboard next
Monday, when work will be started
ifrom Monroe towards Charlotte, tak
ing up the old ties and rails and re
tbuilding the Carolina Central tracks
'with SO-pound rails instead of the
60-pound rails at present in use. This
information is considered most sig
nificant when it is remembered that
the Clinchfield Railroad, forerly the
o. & W. has about completed its
lines from th Virginia coal fields,
and it will soon be ready to begin
I -operation of its trains this summer.
1 vtri it i i . i- -J
v une mere mis ueen mucu sum
about the new railroad, and even
speculation as to its coming to Char
lotte, the fact that it will connect
with the Seaboard somewhere west
of Charlotte, indicates that the road
will turn a good deal of its business
over to the Seaboard, or will operate
many of its trains over the Seaboard
The preparations by the Seaboard
for extensive enlargements to its
terminals at Wilmington, is also con
sidered an indication the the Clinch
field line would make use of the Sea-
Seaboard went into receiveship the
president of that road, while in
Charlotte said last summer, that his
road would be naturally in a position
to take all freight that might be
turned over to it at the intersection
of the new road with the Seaboard
west of this city, but nothing definite
as to any proposed arrangements be
tween the two roaAi was given out.
Now that active work will be started
on the Seaboard road from Monroe,
where the light rails of the western
section are replaced with heavier
rails on to Hamlet, will be started
next week, giving a continuous line
of heavy rails, and better road-bed
from Hamlet to Rutherfordton, the
prospects of something happening
are made much more significant than
they have 'been before, and the Sea-
-,3 "board wilt be prepared, when the
V "Nvork is completed, to handle heavier
'' trains from its eastern terminus in
"North Carolina. The roac will also
"be improved by ballast all the dis
tance between Monroe and Rutherfordton.
State Teachers Assembly.
.Charlotte, Special. The North
-Carolina State Teachers' Assembly
Tield the best and most largely at
tended session in its history here
last week in the assembly hall of the
Presbyterian college. The program
was of special interest and was car
ried out with snap and vigorr All
the members and visitors had a good
time. The annual business meeting
was held Friday afternoon, and the
following officers were elected for the
President, Supt. T. R. Foust, of
the Guilford county schools.
Vice nresictent, Prof. D. H. Hill,
of the A. & M. Colege, of Raleigh.
Secretary, R. D. W. Connor, sec
retary of the State Historical Com
mission, of Raleigh.
Executive committee: Miss Edith
Royster, of Raleigh; Supt. Harry
Howell, of Washington, J. R. Brid
ges, Superintendent Webb, of Gran
ville; Supt. L. C. Brogden, of Kin
ston, and Supt. R. L. Moore, of Madi
Glenn Favors Better Schools.
Raleigh, Special. The Governor
will transmit a strong message to the
General Assembly looking to the bet
terment of educational conditions, to
make possible even more wonderful
achievements in the development of
tb citizenship of the State.
Switchman Etm Over by Train and
Leg Mashed off.
Spencer, Special. Arthur Turner,
.a colored switchman on the -Spencer
yards of the Southern was run over
by an engine and his left leg practi
cally mashed off. He was promptly
treated by local physicians, who sent
him to Salisbury hospital where his
leg was amputated. Little hope is
entertained for his recovery.
Great Council of Bed Men.
Asheville, Special. Officers elect
of the Great Council of North Caro
lina Improved Order of Red Men are
in session here. They are Great
Saehem, Joseph B. Porgue, Raleigh;
Great Senior Sagamore, S. T. White,
Greenville; Great Junior Sagamore,
W. L. Stamey, High Point; Great
Prophet, E. A. Ebert, Winston; Representative-
of Great Council of the
United P-lI-s, B. W. Taylor, W. Ben
Good E. A. Ebext. The next
Great (Vmneil meets ia Newbern
and will be a big gathering and hold
Sections of the State
North Carolina Banker Association.
Morehead City, Special. The sen
timent of the North Carolina Bank
ers' Association, now in session at
Morehead City, seems to be strongly
opposed to the new Vreelan3-Ald-rich
currency bill, and also to the
principle upon which that bill is
founded, viz: the issue of money up
on bonds or investment securities.
The sentiment of the association ia
practically, unanimous in favor of is
sue of currency upon the general as
set of the bank, secured by a guar
antee fund. The sentiment of the
convention seemed somewhat divided
about guaranteeing deposit. , Mr.
John M. Miller, of the First National
Bank of Richmond, made a short ad
dress, in which he took the position
that we would have to have a guar
antee of deposits. This would be up
on the co-insurance plan as factories
are insured against fire. The idea is
that banks will associate themselves
together to insure depositors against
loss of deposits. . Mr. Miller pointed
out that there was a growing de
mand for an absolute secure deposit
and this is more particularly true of
savings fund. He pointed out that
there was a strong tendency to es
tablish postal savings banks. He
thought the banks could do this bus
iness even better than the govern
ment, but that the people had a ten.
dency to prefer the government, be
cause of the feeling that their de
posits would be absolutely secure in
government hands. If - the banks
would proceed to formulate and ac
cept a plan making absolute security
of deposits, then the growth of sen
timent favoring postal banks would
die. If the banks fail to make de
posits absolutely secure, the growth
of sentiment in favor of postal banks
The Southbound Railway Solvent.
Winston-Salem, Special. An offi
cer of the Southbound Railway Com
pany stated that this road had no
conncetion whatever with the Caro
lina Valley Railway Company, with
offices at High Point, and the Thom
asville and Denton road, leading
from Tbomasville to Denton and the
Iolo gold mines which were placed
in the hands of receivers by Judge
Fred Moore in Greensboro last week.
The Southbound is solvent, not own
ing a dollar. The Carolina Valley
is the company started two years ago
to build an interurban road from
Thomasville to Greensboro and Winston-Salem,
It is claimed that the
receivership is for the purpose of
effecting a reorganization of both
roads. It is rumored that the South
bound, which was organized to build
a road from this city to Wadesboro,
is to be a part of the property to be
acquired uncV;r the reorganization.
The men behind the movement it is
claimed, are planning for a connect
ing line in competition with the new
South & Western road being con
structed from Kentucky and West
Virginia coal fields to the seaboard.
Seriously Injured in Runaway.
Spencer, Special. Mr. Rufus Isen
hour, son of Mr. C. W. Isenhour, a
well-known citizen of East Spencer,
was severely injured in a runaway
acciVnt between Spencer and Salis
bury and is in a precarious condition.
A horse which Mr. Isenhour wa3
driving took fright at an automobile
Kid dashed the buggy into another
conveyance throwing him violently
to the ground. His head and should
ers were badly injured and he was
taken to his home in a dangerous
condition, but it is now thought that
he will soon recover. Mr. Isehour
is a medical student and is spending
a vacation with his parents.
Family Was Nearly Bnrned.
Wilson, Speslal. Early Friday
morning the home of Mr. John E.
Woodard, one of the Democratic can
didates for Attorney General, was
discovered on fire and the family nar
rowly escaped. The bed of one son
was in flames when he awoke. The
falling of the extension ladder threat
ened the death of two of the firemen.
I The loss to the dwelling is $1,500,
Wants Glenn for the Leader.
Raleigh, Special. In the presence
of the officers of the Anti-Saloon
League, Governor Glenn signed a
proclamation declaring the -result of
the prohibition election. R. S. Her
shey, of Rochester, N. Y., was pres
ent and stated that he wanted tha
Governor to take the lyeeum plat
form and tell the people what had
been accomplished in North Carolina
with a view to the Govrnor's running
at the head of the Prohibition ticket
four years hence. The proposal was
greeted with applause.
JAMES S. SHERMAN
Record of the Nominee f or Vice Pres
James Schoolcraft Sherman, of
Utica, N. Y., the republican' nominee
for vice president is at present a
member of the national house of
representatives from the - twenty
seventh New York district, compos
ed of Herkimer and Onedia counties,
and is chairman of the republican
congressional campaign committee.
He was born in Utica, N. YM October
24, 1856; received an academic and
collegiate education, graduating from
Hamilton eollege in the class of 1878,
was admitted to the bar in 1880 ; is a
practicing lawyer; also president of
the New Hartford Canning Company,
has served in these public positions:
Mayor of Utica, 1884 ; delegate to the
republican national convention in
1892; chairman of New York stats
republican convention in 1895 and
again in 1900; was elected to the fif
tieth, fifty-first, fifty-third, fifty
fourth, fifty-fifth fifty-sixth, fifty
seventh and flfty-eigth congresses,
and re-elected to the fifty-ninth con
gress, receiving 26,637 votes, to 20,
892 for W. H., Squires, democrat;
552 for F. M. Humastin, socialist
democrat, and 830 for F. O. Harter,
BRYAN ON THE PLATFORM.
Continues His Criticism of the Re4
publican Platform, Taking as His
Subject the Anti-Injunction Pleak.
Lincoln, Neb., Special. Following
up his expressin in crisieism of the
Republican national platform in gen
eral, Wiliam J. Bryan gave out a
statement in which the anti-injunc
lion plank of the Chicago declara
tion, characterizing it as a "transper
ent fraA" That statement says:
"The anti-injunction plank of the
Republican platform as finally adopt
ed ia a transparent fraud. It is pos
sible that the members of the commit
tee were buncoed by some trust law
yer that is the only charitable view
that can be taken of it. Those who
advocated the plank elaimed to be do
ing it as a concession to the wage
earners, and yet if one will read the
plank he will see that it is in fact
annoancement that the Republican
party is unalterably opposed to the
laboring man's position.
"The men who are responsible for
the language of the injunction plank
may have fooled the convention, but
the voters in general. The injunction
plank has not even the valus of a
gold-plate brick for the plating is
brass as well as the interior of the
"This is the treatment received by
the wage-earners from the national
convention of the Republican party.
If this is the position of the party
before the election, what reason has
the laboring man to hope that the
party will do better after election?"
CONGRATULATIONS POUR IN.
Washington, Special. Usually an
early riser, Secretary Taft was a lit
tle late in taking up the business of
the day and it was after 9 o'clock
Friday morning before he came down
to breakfast. The principal lower
rooms of the K street residence of the
Secretary were filled with magnifi
cent bunches of cut flowers, and tel
egrams of congratulations were piled
high upon' the sideboard. One that
camo overnight was of peculiar in
terest to the Secretary. It was as
"Madison, Wis., June IS.
"Hon. William H. Taft, Washington, i
"While the platform is disappoint
ing in some fundamental provisions
and omissions, aid" I shall claim the
right to say so, I congratulate you
most sincerely and in the faith that
you are more nearly in accord with
the great body of Republican voters
than the platform, I shall do all ir,
my poiper to insure your election.
"ROBERT M. LAFOLETTE."
The fatigue of the excitement of
Thursday night apparently made lit
tle impression upon Mrs. Taft and
other members of the Secretary's
family and even before the usual
breakfast hour all of them were down
stairs and deeply engrossed in the
morning newspapers, every one of
which displayed more or less pleas
ing liknesses of the War Secre
tary and candidate on the first page.
Foraker Extendi Congratulations.
Washington, Special.The follow
ing correspondence between Secre
tary Taft and Senator Foraker fal
lowing the nomination of the former
at Chicago, was made public at the
"Dear Mr. Secretary: Although I
fear it may be unwelcome and prob
ably misunderstood, it is nevertheless
my pleasure to avail myself of the
privilege to send you heartiest con
gratulations and bast wishes for suc
cess in November.
"JOSEPH B. FORAKER."
A TEXAS LYNCHING
Wholesale Slaughter By Angry
and Lawless Mob
SWIFT VENGEANCE METED OUT
Six Negroes, Alleged Murderers of
Two White Men, Are Taken From
Jail at Hemphill, Tex., and Lynch
ed. Houston, Tex., Speeial.--Nine ne
groes met death Sunday night at the
hands of a mob in the vicinity of
Hemphill, in Sabine county. Both
races secured arms and the tension
is such that a race clash appears im
minent. The dead are:
Jerry Evans, aged 2.
Will Johnson, aged 24.
Mose Spellman, aged 24. '
Cleveland Williams, aged 27.
William Manuel, aged 25.
Frank Williams, aged 22.
Two unkne-wn men.
William M Toy.
The lynchings followed the killing
of two white men by negroes.. Two
weeks ago Hugh Dean and' several
other white men visited a negro
church and school house, where a
dance was in progress, presumably in
quest of liquor.
During the evening Dean was kill
ed and the six negroes were held for
the killing. At 'the preliminary ex
amination the evidence tended to
show, that the plot was formed at
the dance to kill Dean.
Saturday night last, Aaron M.
Johnson, a prominent farmer, was as
sassinated while seated at the dining
table with his wife and child, the bul
let being fired through the window.
For this crime Perry Price, a negro,
Was arrested and, it is stated, con
fessed, implicating Robert Wright, a
relative of one of the negroes held
for Dean's murder. Price declared
he was offered $50 to kill Johnson.
Then followed the forming of the
mob Sunday night, the overpowering
of the jailor at Hemphill and the
lynching of tile six negroes held for
murder of Dean. Five were hanged
to the same tree while another at
tempted to escape and was shot to
death. Later in the night William
McCoy, another negro, was shot and
killed while standing at the gate of
the Johnson home and Monday morn
ing the bodies of two more negroes
were found in the creek bottom.
Wright, the negro who confessed to
the killing of Johnson, and the man
he implicated, were iaken to Beau
mont for safe keeping under guard
of the military company of San Au
gustine. Sabine county-, is situated in the
most remote part of the eastern sec
tion of the State with a lack of rail
road and telegraph facilities.
Paper Companies Fined.
New York, Special.A fine of $2,
000 was imposed upon each of twenty-four
companies manufacturing ma
nila wrapping paper by Judge Hough
in the United States Circuit Court.
All but one of these companies, the
Allen Bros. Company, of Sandy Hill,
N. Y., pleaded guilty on Friday last
to maintaining an illegal combination
in restraint of trade. They were
members of the Manila and Fibre As
sociation. In imposing the fines Judge
Hough said the combination of paper
manufacturers was a clear violation
of the Sherman anti-trust law, but
because of extenuating circumstances
he would impose fine only. The com
panies have arranged to pay their
fines through their counsel.
Colonel Nichols Elected.
Lexington, Va., Special. Colonel
E. W. Nichols was elected superin
tendent of the Virginia Military In
stitute to succeed General Scott
Shipp. who resigned a year ago. Col
onel Nichols has been acting super
intendent since last July. Colonel
Nichols graduated with distinction
from the Virginia Military Institute
in the class of 1S79.
Yadkin Swallows Up Two Men.
Albemarle, Speeial. Sundry- late
in the afternoon while out bathing in
the Yadkin river near here Messrs.
Tom Littleton and John S. Bryan
both lost their lives by being drown
ed. The young men with a number
of others" had gone in the river
where a Mr. Marks, who lives near
the river, told the crowd he could
swim to a certain large rock, to get
to which he was forced to go through
a very narrow and swift current, lie
made the effort successfully and w$
followed by Messrs. Littleton aiH
Bryan, who failed to make a suc
cessful effort, and were drowned.
Telephone and Phonograph: Car
ried News to Washington.
She President Was an Actual Lis
tener to the Proceedings of tbo
Chicago. President Rooseveltblm
self was an actual listener to the
demonstrations of enthusiasm which
greeted his name in the convention. -
Hanging ten feet above the heads
of the delegates afld immediately in
front of the platform are four black
THEODORE E. BURTON.
Member of the House of Represen
tatives, selected to place William H.
Taft in nomination at Chicago.
disks, looped by wires and joined by
a small central cable leading from the
hall. Many have wondered at these
disks, believing them to be a part of
the system for electrical display.
They are a combination of tele
phone and phonograph, taking up the
proceedings as 'they occur and trans
mitting each speech and each burst
of applause. One of the wires was
cut into the White House, and the
President in person, with the receiver
to his ear, caught the words of Lodge
as he electrified the vast assemblage
and the echoing shout3 which fol
lowed. CRAZED BY THE CONVENTION.
Ex-Mayor of Butte Made 8 Raving
Madman by Excitement.
Chicago. H. L. Frank, a wealthy
man and ei-Mayor of Butte, left a
sanitarium in Cincinnnati three days
ago to attend the convention. The
excitement in the hotels unhinged his
faculties and he was picked up a rav
ing maniac. He was put under re
straint at the Palmer House and Dr.
Sweeney had him transferred to the
Frank at one time cams within one
vote of defeating William A. Clark
for the Senatorship. His mania took
the form of a third term for Presi
dent Roosevelt, and the physician's
examination showed that his mind
was a complete wreck.
ALASKA ANXEXEF DEAD.
llugene P. Murphy Was Sent as Com
missioner to Take Possession.
San Francisco, Cal. Eugene P.
Murphy, sixty-three years old, who
was the representative sent to take
possession of Alaska in the name of
the United States when that Territory
was purchased from Russia, is dead.
Mr.' Murphy was born in Albany, N.
Y., and was graduated from West
Point In 1867. In 1868 he was sent
to Alaska. He retired from the army
to enter civil life as a merchant in
this city In 1875.
Escaped Drowning to Be Eaten.
Further reports received from the
west coast of Africa concerning the
sinking by a tornado on the Upper
Congo River of the steamboat Ville
de Bruges last May say that of the
six European victims four were
caught by cannibals after swimming
ashore. Seventy negroes were
MINOR MATTERS OF INTEREST
The new $25,000 station at Lnray,
Va., was burned.
A girl in Pittsburg routed burglars
The Czar may return King Ed
ward 's visit soon.
Archbishop Nixon, ' Exarch of
Georgia, was assassinated.
Secretary Taft gained 34 more
votes by decision of contests.
The battleship South Carolina will
be launched at Philadelphia July 11.
Japanese erected a memorial to th
14,000 Russian dead at Port Arthar.
Two Dutch sloops were seized . and
ibtained by the Venezuelan Govern
ment. Fifteen persons were hurt when a
train went down an embankment in
The body of Mrs. F. A. Werner, a
millionaire's wife, was found in New
The State Association of Virginia
Elks began its annual convention in
Four of six Europeans on a vessel
which sunk in the Congo river were
eatn by cannibals.
The garrison of Alcazari, after
killing fieir commander, declared
for the Moroccan pretender.
The plaster cast of the diplodocus,
presented by Andrew Carnegie to
France, was accepted . I , -
John W. Garrett, of Baltimore
was transferred from ' Berlin to tha
embassy at Borne as first secretary.
The cruiser Maryland proved tb be
the" fastest of her class in tesfs off
S. T. Pennington was crushed in
an elevator, but it is believed he died
and fell in the car's way. '
The steamers Caya and Hiigia
were in collision off Hatteras Sat
Edward Raby died in Norfolk
from an attack of hiccoughs, which
lasted eight days.
... Harry A. Axtell, city treasurer of
Bloomington, 111., is said to be $G0,
Evelyn Thaw '3 attorney announc
ed that the cbuple are not to separ
ate. Prince Helie and Mme GouM will
not be married in France, but prob
ably in England.
The entire torpedo fleet is to take
part in the Chesapeake Bay naval
maneuvers in July. '
The report that the cruiser Colora
do had grounded on the way to Seat
tle is denied by her captain."
The prediction of the woman who
declared she would die on a certain
day failed to come true.
Mrs. Russell Sage has given a li
brary to Sag Harbor in memory of
George Shelton is in jail at Mor
gantown accused of shooting Samuel
Shaffer at a dance.
A girl went through a man's pock
ets while thugs pointed pistols at him
near New York.
Secretary Straus will make a tour
of inspection of the lighthouses on
the Atlantic coast.
The torpedo test on the FloriiVi is
regarded as a successful proving of
American naval construction plans.
The Zeppelin airship did not make
its best fight because the prepara
tions were incomplete.
A bas relief of President Roosevelt
is to decorate the room in which the
Portsmouth peace treaty was signed.
Seven aspirants are after the Unit
ed States Senatorship in the Demo
cratic primary of South Carolina.
T,he Pacific fleet of armored crui
sers, including the Maryland, . is to
cruise to Hawaii and Samoa. .
Oliver H. P. Belmont diet in New
York after an operation for appendi
citis. Minister Wuk speaking at the Uni
versity of Iillinois, declared China is
friendly to Ameriea.
Gen. Clement A. Evans, of Georgia,
was elected Commandcr4n-Chief of
the United Confederate Veterans. '
The Brewers' Association adopted
ft declaration of principles, stating
that they would fight immoral saloona
It appears tjiat a party of hunters
in the wilds of Quehec were driven
by hunger to cannibalism, the guid
being eaten first.
Helen Maloney recently sailed for
Europe to wed Samuel OJaikson,
with whom she is said to have eloped
after marrying A. II. Osborne, a
The monitor FloriAi was put in
drydock at the Norfolk Navy Y3ri
to determine the extent of the dam
age yiflicled by the Whitehead tor
pedo sent against her last Saturday.