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VOL.Xl PLYMOUTH, N, C. FRIDAY, AUGUST 28, K08. NO. 13.
Practice Cruise Started in the
TORPEDO BOATS CARRIED ALONG
Steams Out of San Francisco on
a Log Voyage to Hawaii and
San Francisco, Special. Eight ar
mored cruisers and a torpedo boat
flotilla, comprising the Pacific fleet,
steamed out of San Francisco on a
long cruise to Hawaii and Samoa.
According to the schedule arranged
by the Navy Department, the fleet
will arrive at Honolulu on September
2; leave Honolulu September 10 and
arrive at Pago Pago September 20;
leave Pago Pago September 27 and
arrive at Honolulu October 17 and
v arrive at San Diego October 30 and
arrive at Magdelena Bay November
1 ; leave Magdelena Bay November
30 and arrive at San Frisco Decem
While at Pago Pago two armored
eruisers and two destroyers will visit
Apia for two dayswThe four vessels
to make the visit will be designated
by the commander-in-chief upon ar
rival at Pago Pago. The dates of de
parture are fixed, but the dates of
arrival may vary according to the
ease or difficulty with which the de
ttroyers are towed. During the so
journ of the fleet at Magdelena Bay
the vessels will engage in target
practice and general manoeuvers.
The vessels constituting the fleet
First division "West Virginia, Col
orado, Maryland and Pennsylvania.
Second division Tennessee, Cal
ifornia, Washington and South Da-
I'-First torpedoboat flotilla Trux
' tun, 'Hull, Whipple, Hopkins.
Second torpedoboat flotilla Perry,
Torpedo supply ship Solace.
Colliers Justin, to Honolulu only.
Atlanta, Ga., Special. The prison
commission of Georgia will be severe
ly censured in the report of the spec
ial investigating committee of the
legislature which has been engaged
for the past live weeks in probing
prison svsieni of the State. There
will be no impeachment of the mem
bers. Neither will the commission be
abolished. A severe censure for in
attention and lack of diligence will
close the record. This was decided
upon at the final meeting of the in
vestigating committee. The report
of the findings has been made up and
, unanimously signed and will be pre
sented, with a transcript of all evi
dence, to the extra session of the leg
islature which meets laterr
Besieged by Begging Letters.
Hot Springs, Va., Special. Scores
of begging letters are arriving daily
at the Taft headquarters, addressed
to the candidate as the next Presi
dent. A Cedarville (Ohio) man,
claims to be a namesake of Presi
dent Roosevelt and ask. Taft to an
swer his letter because Roosevelt did
not. A Newark, (N. J.) man wants
$200. A Winchester man says he i
a Rebel Republican and wants aid
to dye his clothes. An Ashland
(Ohio) man sends advice in refer
ence to Taft's answering . Bryan's
speech of acceptance. He claims that
Bryan is deader than u door nail.
All the letters remain unanswered.
Mob After Murderer.
Little Rock, Special. James Cart
wright ,a white man who it is charged
shot and killed his wife at their home
near Conway, Ark., several days ago,
-was removed from the Conway .jail
and is being hurried to this city to
prevent summary punisment being
meted out by a mob of farmers who,
it is said were preparing to storm the
Columbia, Special. The prospects
for a successful opening at the Uni
versity of South Carolina are bright.
Applications from prospective stud
ents are being received daily and
there are now only a few rooms left
in the dormitories. From present in
dications the dortfiritories will not be
able to EctWjrJTiTitt-al!. -who come
The extensiW'KrovemcDts now un
wiv will ni" the campus more
attractive than 'evV ry effort is
T P I III (HIJl'H i
Methods of Exchange Trading
ENORMOUS SALES LOOK SHADY
Following tha Tremendous Business
of Saturday the Governing Board
of the New York Stock Exchange
Orders an Investigation, Believing
That There Was an Ulterior Mo
tive. New York, Special A special com
mittee of five members of the New
York stock exchange will conduct an
investigation f the transactions
which took place on the floor of the
exchange Saturday, when more than
a million shares were bought and
sold in enormous bJx-ks and in such
a manner as to arouse suspicion that
the sales were so matched as to cre
ate a fictitious impression of activity.
The governing committee of the ex
change took up the matter after trad
ing had closed and in a brief session
authorised the president of the ex
change, R. H. Thomas to appoint the
George H. Ely, secretary of the ex
change, said it was the intention of
the governors to have a thorough in
vestigation at once. The names of
the members of the investigating
committee will probably be announc
The great volume of the trading
during the two hours' session of the
stock market on Saturday is shown
by comparison with that of Monday.
The number of shares sold Saturday
was 1,099,000, while in the five hours
of trading Monday 3S7,000 were trad
The belief that Saturday's sales
were manipulated had its origin in
the fact that shares were bought and
sold in tremedons blocks without
greatly affecting the market prices,
but the real purpose underlying the
sales has not been ascertained, if it be
ulterior, as suspected by the bro'kers.
Some of the more conservative
members refused to accept the orders
when they became convinced that the
sales were "matched," an order to
sell a block of given stock being fol
through a different broker.
Some of the smaller brokers who
trade on the floor for the other mem
bers of the exchange, accepting a re
duced commission of $2 for each 100
shares bought or sold, Were reported
to have given the names of three or
four firms as having done practically
all of Saturday's enormous business.
Through them the committee may be
able to trace the source of the al
leged simultaneous orders to sell &,n
buy. A single firm was reported to
have handled transactions amounting
to 000,000 shares, so great a business
that its sheet did not reach the ex
change clearing house until Sunday
The main question before the in
vestigating committee will be the
identity of the prime mover in Sat
urday's extraordinary market. If it
is found, that the orders were match
ed severe discipline may be applied,
as it is a violation of the rules of the
Danville, Va., Capitalist Dead.
Danville, Va., Special. .Tames P.
Acree, a leading tobacco warehouse
man and capitalist of Danville, died
Monday at the General Hospital after
an illness of several months in the
fifty-third year of his age. He was
at the time of his death, president of
the Danville Co-Operative Warehouse
Company, and of the Waddill-Hol-land
Real Estate and Insurance Com
pany. Mr. Acree, with his brother,
the late E. F. Acree, founded Acree 's
warehouse,- the largest plant of its
kind in the South . "
Bank Cashier Suicides.
Americus, Ga., Special. With a
bullet hole centrally through his fore
head and already cold in death, Al
onzo Walters, cashier of the Bank of
Ellaville, at Ellaville, Ga., was found
Monday night in the lavatory of the
Windsor Hotel in Americus. Beside
him was the automatic revolver which
had ended his life.
Death of Baron Von Sternberg.
Berlin, By Cable. Baron Speck
Von Sternberg, ambassador from
Germany to the United States, died
Monday in Heidelburg, following an
operation for cancer, from which he
had suffered for ten years. The
popular official had achieved distinc
tion in many posts. , He was a close
friend or' President Roosevelt and a
frequent- caller at the White House,
where he pkvyed. tennis with the Pres
ident. " He married Miss LilV Lang-
A CASE OF LEPROSY
North Carolinian Discovered
With Well Developed Case
IN HEART Of WASHINGTON CITY
North Carolinian Develops Case of
Leprosy in Washington City and is
. Frit in Quarintine.
Washington, Special. John R.
Early, a leper, is held prisoner in a
tent at an isolated spot in tha out
skirts of this city.
Early arrived in Washington 10
days ago and was discovered to be
suffering from the diesase while liv
ing at a Salvation Arm" lodging
house on Friday.
The health department officers
have written to the authorities of
North Carolina, to obtain permission
to move, the leper to Lynn, N. C,
his home. The public health and
marine hospital service are eo-operat-ing
with the local authorities.
If the North Carolina authorities
refuse to take care of Early, he prob
ably will be sent to the leper colony
Early has a wife and child, a moth
er, two sisters and a brother living in
Lynn ,N. C, from where he came to
Washington to attend to his pension!
He served in the army for nearly 9
years and is supposed to have con
tracted the fatal diease in the Philip
pines. Early is 35 years old and the health
officers say he has had the disease
for over. a year. In that time he has
been employed in various stores and
mills, and was actively engaged in
Salvation Army work in numerous
cities in New York State. Among the
places in which he has lived since he
was discharged from the army at
Plattsburg, N. Y., in November
1906, are Winchester, a suburb of
Boston, Mass., Troy, Granville and
Oswego, N. Y. At the last two places
the symptoms of leprosy first became
pronounced. From Oswego he went
to Canton, N. C, in Mav of this year,
and was employed in a pulp mill em
ploying 800 hands. Later he went to
Lynn, . whence he came to Washing
ton. Valuation of N. C. Railroads.
Raleigh, Special. The work of
fixing valuations for assessment as
taxation on railroad and other corpo
rations of quasi public character in
North Carolina is just completed by
the corporation commission and shows
an increase in valuation over that for
1907 of $1,453,003. There is also "a
showing of 245 miles' increase in th
mileage of railroads in the State, cf
which the Norfolk & Southern has 100
miles increase. The synopsis of valu
aations follows: Atlantic Coast Line
Railroad, 947.S miles at $23,434,900
valuation ; Seaboard Air Line, 010.71
miles at $12,500,000 valuation; South
ern Railway, 1,332.74 miles at $33,
913,163 valuation; miscellaneous
roeds, 1,454.23 at $10,932,035. Total
railroad mileage in the State, 4,351.51
valued at $S5,780,703. The aggregate
of valuations of other classes of cor
porations assessed are: Electric light
and gas companies, $1,190,396; bridge
and canal companies, $107,350; re
frigerator companies, $111,136;
steamboat companies, $131,033; tele
phone companies, $2,190,951 ; water
works companies, $445,225; Southern
Express Company, $419,099; tele
graph companies, $917,974. Total,
$7,402,153. Grand total, $93,1S2,850.
Big Fire in Constantinople.
Constantinople, By Cable. Fire
broke out Sunday evening in the
Stamboul quarter and within a very
brief period a terrible conflagration
was raging. A strong wind carried
the flames at great speed, and for six
hours they swept over the section de
stroying 1,500 houses and shops. The
fire vas still burning at 9 o'clock at
night, but the wind had decreased
No. 38 Jumps the Track.
Atlanta, Special. Train 33 on the
Southern Railway, known as the
Southwestern Limited, which left At
lanta shortly after noon Sunday was
wrecked four miles north ,of Su
wanee, Ga., about 3, o'clock. The
colored fireman, Mason Yv'atkins, was
killed instantly and the engineer, B.
F. Dewberry, of Atlanta, was so
badly scalded that he died later, both
being pinned underneath the engine
after it left the track and turned
over. The mail car, baggage car-and
eombination car, also left the track,
and turned over rolling down a 15
THE IWSIN BRIEF
Items of Interest Gathered By
Wire and Cable
GLEANINGS FROM DAY TO DAY
Live Items Covering Events of More
or Less Interest at Home and
The final outcome of the"" West
Point hazing cases resulted in the
dismissal of two offenders and the
suspension . for a year of the other
Democratic leaders have planned
a hot campaign for--New York, in
cluding several speeches by Mr.
Bryan, with a view of carrying that
At Robinsville, Mississippi, H. B.
Suber and J. H. Gilmore, rival mer
chants, fought a duel with pistols.
Suber was shot in the breast. His
pistol failed to go off, and then he
seized a shotgun and shot Gilmore
in th eback. Both will die.
But 12 years' old, Isaac Edwards
was given a four year term for arson
in Suffolk. - ,
FreddericksbTrrg Masons are plan
ning a new temple as a memorial to
George Washington, who was a
member of No. 4 lodge.
Governor'" John A. Johnson, of
Minnesota, was renominated with a
whoop in spite of his declaration
that he did not want it.
A special from Eskridge, Kansas,
says: Grieving over the result of
the Springfield riots, caused Plato
Brakebill, a negro resident of this
place, to commit suicide at Alma,
Kan., by swallowing carbolic " acid.
His pockets contained a number of
riot clippings. '
Ten incidents against two of the
alleged mob leaders at Springfield,
HI., were returned by the special
grand jury of Sanagamon county.
Six of these are against Abraham
Raymor and four are against Kate
Howard. Raymor is charged with
murder, four cases of malicious mis
chief and one of riot. The charges
against the Howard woman are for
malicious mischief, and are identical
with those against Raymor (pn these
Chairman Hitchcock of the Repub
lican campaign committee, visited
President Roosevelt to advise with
him concerning the situation in
Jesse L. Livermore, the spectacular
young cotton operator, is said to have
lost a million dollars in a single break
in, prices last week.
Four thousand men of the Ameri
can fleet attended high mas at the
Cathedral at Sydney Sunday, and had
a great reception tendered them later
in the day.
John Early, a North Carolinian,
was found at a hetel in the heart of
Washington City with a well develop
ed ease of leprosy.
The railroads in the Southeastern
freight association have filed answer
to the government in the eases af
fecting the recent increase of freight
rates in their territory.
Mayor-elect Richardson, of Rich
mond, opposes the plan to have a
demonstration in his honor.
From the Foreign Field.
Holland will go it alone in spank
Pope Pius is considered well enough
to resume his audiences.
.The Belgian House of - Deputies
passed the Congo Annexation bill.
The American warships had a great
day at Sydney and the men were al
lowed to go ashore with arms.
Governor John Johnson of Minne
sota was forced to take the Demo
cratic nomination for a third term as
T T,. Grnver was nominated for
Congress by the Republicans of the
The grand iurv at Sorinsfield found
indictments against the alleged lead
ers in the riots.
J. L. SDeakes. a fearmer, near
Manassas, committed suicide.
Taft mav visit Baltimore and make
speech later in the campaign.
President Roosevelt conferred with
Chairman Fliteheoek and Vice-Presi
dent Sherman, and it is said that he
favors Hughes' renomination.
Bryan started on a short campaign
trip last week.-, !
Candidate Taft was. biwy receiveing
political leaders at Hot Springs.
Attorney Shea, on'e of the lawyers
for the Hains brothers, declared that
Captain Hains was made insane by
tha wife's eontession ot muaeuiy
Bishop McQuaid collapsed at a
celebration in his honor and is very
At Vancouver, British Columbia,
fire fighters aided by citizens fought
forest fires, Avhieh threatened several
villages. Thousands of acres of tim
ber are now burning. The losses will
amount to thousands.
The Minnesota mule "arrived at
Fairview and Mr. Bryan watched
him throw a correspondent who tried
to take a-ride.
Vice-President candidate James S.
Sherman in a formal statemest de
clared that President Roosevelt de
sires the renomination of Governor
"Reciprocal insanity" is being dis
cussed as defense in the Haines
The Gcraaa Cro Prince made a
flight in a dirigit! balloon.
Holland inreasing the garrison
at Willemu4, Cftracaa
Augusta B. LoffW vas formally
proclaimed -pw tWent 0t Peru.
- Randall Given Thirty Years. -f-
Asheville, N. C, Special. Convict
ed of murder of his wife, whom h
drove before him for two miles, beat
ing her unmercifully, finally beating
her brains out when near his home,
in February last, J. W. Randall, oi
Madison county, was found guilty
of murder in the second degree in
the Superior Court and sentenced tc
thirty years in the penitentiary.
Randall's plea was insanity.
Called From Rome and Stabbed t
New York, Special. Phillip Ben
danango was 'called from his home
and killed Monday morning. Hi
body when found by his wife hac
three stab wounds near the heart
He had Avon $50 gambling and it h
thnueht that comebodv who saw bin
with the money stabbed him for tin
purpose of robbery, but was fright
ened off before getting the money.
. Embezzler Government Funds.
New Orleans, Special. Emmett E,
MeLeod, chief clerk in the United
States engineer's office in New Or
leans, was arrested Monday after
noon charged with embezzling gov
ernment founds. The exact amount
alleged to have been taken by Me
Leod is not known, but it is believed
to be small.
Treasury Steal Solved.
Chicago, Special. The mystery oi
the theft of $173,000 from the Unit
ed States sub-Treasury a year and a
half ago, one of the largest losses
the government has ever suffered ir
this manner, is believed to have beer
solved by the arrest at an early houi
Sunday of George W. Fitzgerald
Others are belived to have been im
plicated in the crime which foi
months completely baffled government
ecret service men.
Rapist Escapes From Sheriff.
Montgomery, Ala., Special. Mack
Holland, the negro rapist, was taken
from Montgomery to Greenville by
Sheriff Watson, of Butler county,
and escaped from the sheriff at the
Greenville depot. A large posse is
said to be in pursuit, lire negro
attempting to assault a little daugh
ter of W. Y. Watson at Avant, last
Wednesday morning. Sheriff Watson
is an uncle of the girl.
Republican Advisory Committee.
New York, Special. Chairman
Hitchcock of the Republican com
mittee, announced the appointment
of the advisory committee: Richard
A. Dallingcr, State ot Washington;
Cornelius N. Bliss. New York:
Powell Clayton, Arkansas; W. Mur
ray Crane, Massachusetts; William
Nelson Cromwell, New York; John
Hays Hammond, Massachusetts;
Franklin Murphy, New Jersey; Cas.
P. Taft, Chio; Arthur I. Vorys, Ohio
Construction Boss Fires on Strikers.
Wheeling, W. Va.', Special. Three
Italians were shot and seriously in
jured by a construction boss at Dam
No. 11, on the Ohio river below
Wellsburg, W. .Va. The Italians at
work on the dam struck for an. in
crease in. wages and "when their de
mands were refused, it is said, they
tried to destroy parts of the com
pleted words. One of the construc
tion bosses ooenedfire on the strikers
with a revolver, driving them away
and bounding three of them.
waa uifpatrfotSc of liu We<fh. 1
t-t i i . w f i
vximmissioner cu i ji iv u
cover that Massachusetts is pr-emi
nent m point of the -death rae from
heart disease, urges the LoalsvlIIa
Courier Journal. Hitherto New York
has walked pompously la th lime-
WILL REVIEW CASE
The Government Not Satisfied
With Rebate Decision
WOULD INVALIDATE WHOLE LAW
Attorney General Bonaparte and.Hia
Assistant, Frank B. Kellogg, File a
Petition For a Rehearing of that
Case Against the Standard Oil Com
pany. Chicago, Special. The govern
ment 's petition for a rehearing by the
United States Court of Appeals of the
case against the Standard Oil Com
pany, of Indiana, was filed Friday
and represents, it is authoritatively
stated, the administration's attempt
to save" the Elkins' act and the inter
state commerce law from being futile.
The filing of the petition marked
the appearance of Attorney General
Bonaparte in the case as well' as that
of Frank B. Kellogg, who is k spe
cial assistant to the Attorney General.
Besides these two names the petition
is signed by Edwm W. Sims, United
States district attorney at Chicago,'
and Special Assistant James H. Wilk
erson, both of . whom presented the
government's side of the case in the
original hearing before Judge Landis,
who administered the famous fine of
$29,240,000 against the defendant.
Block to Prosecute.
Although it is not specificially
stated in the petition it was agreed by
counsel for the government in- their
conference at Lenox, Mass.r following
the reversal by the appeliate court ol
Judge Landis' decision that if the in
terpretation of the law given by
Judges trrosscup, Seaman and Bake?
was allowed to stand, successful pros
ecution of rate cases against corpora
tions would be impossible in the fu
ture. The lawjers at that conference
were a unit in expressing the opinion,
that t.hfi reforms in vnhatn motf
brought about by the Roosevelt ad
ministration would represent so much
waste of time unless the upper court
can be convinced that it is in error
in its construction of the law.
' ' On but a single point involved in
the trial up to the return of the verV
diet of euiltV." Savs thft netition.
"are the rulings of the trial court
criticised by the Court of Appeals. In
all other particulars his rulings art
sustained, The point on which th
trial judge is reversed by the Court of
Appeals relates to his ruling on evi
dence and his charge to the jury with
reference to ia-nbrance on the part of
the Standard Oil Company of the law
ful rate as a defense. The court of
Appeals in its opinion has not cor
rectly stated how the judge ruled on
Knew What Lawful Rzte W?,s. .
Continuing, the petition declares
that whereas theopinion of the Court
of Appeals states that Judge Landis
refused to admit evidence to tha
effect that the Standard Oil Company
did not know what the lawful rate
was, the record of proceedings in the
lower court shows that such evidence
Although the government points out
what it considers other errors in th
opinion of the Appelate Court, the
allegation that the Standard Oil did
know that it was not paying the legal
rate is regarded as the vital ooint. If
with the evidence introduced at tha
trial before Judge Landis it can b
held that the defendant did not have
guilty knowledge of its own acts, then
successful prosecution of similar cases
is regarded as impossible. All the
years of legislation designed to cor
rect rebate abuses would have to bt -
Editors Select Geatth For Next
St. Paul, Minn., Special. Thurs
day's session concluded the National
Editorial Association convention..
3election of the next place of meet
ing developed a spirited contest be
tween Seattle and Toledo, th:r form
er winning out. The meeting" was
opened by the presentation of a reso
lution indorsing the laws and rules
of the Postornee. Department regard
ing second-class matter and endors
ing the enforcement cf the laws and
regulations. ' ' .
Investigation of - Georgia Convict
Lease System Ends.
Atlanta, Ga., Special. Inquiry in
to the convict... lease- system of
Georgia ended Friday. ; The legisla
tive committee, which has been opera
ting the probe, is now engaged in,
mnkii:L' up its report, which -will be
submitted to a special session of the