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, VOL. Xl . - "PLYMOUTH, N, C. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1908. NO. 1G.
IE MAINE ELECTION
State Goes Republican But By
PROHIBITION THE LEADING ISSUE
Bert M. Fernell, Kepublican, Chosen
Governor Over Obadiah Gardner.
Democrat Republicans Elect Four
Congressmen and State Auditor. .
Portland, Me, Special. Although
the Republicans came off victorious
in the State election Monday, Bert M.
Fernald, of Portland, being chosen
Governor over Obadiah Gardner, of
All four Republican candidates for
Congress were elected and for State
Auditor Charles P. Hitch, of Augus
ta, Republican, defeated his oppon
ent. At 10:30 returns for Governor from
all of the cities and 400 towns aud
plantations out of 499 gave:
Fernald (Rep.) 6S,300.
Gardner (Dem.) 61,010.
Same places in 1904 gave:
Cobb (Rep.) 70,8S2.
Davis (Dem.) 4G.712.
t This shows a Republican loss of 40
per cent, and a Democratic gain of
32 per cent. On this basis the Re
publican plurality in the" State was
estimated at about S,000.
The result which was much closer
than any of the Republican leaders
hand anticipated, showed not only the
warmth of the contest, but the popu
larity of Mr. Gardne dthroughout thj
State, in the cities as well as in the
little rural districts, where his fame
as the head of the State . grange
proved a great vote gainer.
The Republicans were on the de
fensive throughout the campaign,
seeking to hold the State by the usual
plurality by answering the various
Democratic arguments, which were
mainly for resubmission of the pro
hibitory law, taxation of the wild
lands and reform in administrative
'methods. But little' was said of na
tional issues, although the Republi
cans, through outside speakers,
sough tjt-,, : various points to bring
e cjijeets to the attention of the
WonnSed Two; Killed Self.
Laurinburg, N. C, Special. Enrag
ed because his wife, with whom he
had failed to live peaceably for. sev
eral years, would not go back , home
with him, Henry Moore, colored, shot
both her and his mother-in-law about
8 o'clock Monday morning, inflicting
ugly though not serious wounds on
each. Then thinking he had killed
them he walked off a short distance
and, putting his pistol to his throat,
took his own life. His wife is shot
through both hands and the right ear,
the latter shot striking the skull and
glancing off. The elder woman was
shot in the mouth, the ball coming out
at the lower jaw.
Washington, Special. Bennings
race track was the scene of a bij;
'German Day celebration under the
auspices of the United German So
cieties of Washington. " An extensive
literary and athletic programme was
carried out. The celebration com
memorates the anniversary of the
landing in America of the first Ger
man immigrants headed by Francis
Daniel Pastorius, who founded, a
colony at Germantown, Pa., in 1GS3.
The actual anniversary of the land
ing is October 6, but it was decided
to hold the festivities earlier this
Colored Odd Fellows.
Atlantic City, N. J., Special. A
black cloud is hovering over Atlantic
City, occasioned by the invasion of
colored folk from all over the land
for ihe convention of the Grand
United Order of Odd Fellows, an in
ternational negro fraternal order.
The convention will extend through
the week and the visitors will be en
tertained in an elaborate manner.
San Francisco, Special. Although
few veterans of the Mexican war re
main to observe the day, celebrations
will be held in several Western and
Southwestern cities to mark the
sixty-first anniversary of the entry of
General Winfield Scott and the Amer
ican army into the City of Mexico,
September 14, 1S47. The triumph of
the American army confirmed by
force of arms Uncle Sam's title to
the vast conquered" territory of Cali
fornia, Nevada, UtahJ Wyoming, Col
orado, Arizona an .iivr Mexico.
3 KILLED ; 30 INJURED
Passenger Train, on Yazoo & Missis
sippi Valley Railroad Jumps the
Track, the Chair Car and One
Coach Falling Over Embankment,
Killing Three Persons and Injuring
Memphis, Tenn., Special. Passen
ger train No. 314, on the Yazoo &
Mississippi Valley Railroad, was
badly wrecked near Clarksdale, Miss.,
Mondday afternoon. Three persons
were killed and about thirty injured:
The dead : .
' Virgie Graham, wife of Hon. T.
JL Graham, of Glendora, Miss.
Unidentified girl, 15 years, ticket
reading to Memphis.
John H. Perkins, of Memphis;
Conductor E. E. Sharp; Miss Annie
Lubkin; Miss Katherine .McLean, of
Lexington, Miss.; Miss A. J. Jack
more, of Mattson, Miss.; Miss Hattie
West Johnson, of Greemvood, Miss.
The train was running at a high
rate of speed when at Durham, a
small station near Clarksdale, it
jumped the track? The chair car and
one of the passenger coaches, both
filled with people turned over an em
bankment and were badly smashed.
The wrecked train left.-Jackson,
Miss., at 6:25 in the morning and was
due at Clarksville.at 1:20 p. m.
Log Train Wrecked.
Montgomery, Ala., Special. A spe
cial from Sampson, Ala., says:
By the derailment of a log train of
the Henderson-Boyd Lumber Com
pany near here early Monday, three
persons were killed and twenty others
injured, three of whom are not ex
pected to live. The dead:
J. O. Stephenson, a convict guard.
Joe Wise, white laborer.
Albert England, colored laborer.
Probably fatally injured:
Frank Williams, wood boss.
The wreck occurred on a trestle at
the bottom of a dip. An engine
was pushing eighteen cars over new
track, which, it' is said, had not
been properly tested, when a ear in
the center of the train buckled, de
railing the entire train.
Mr. Kern's Itinerary.
Chicago, Special. Governor Has
kell, of Oklahoma, treasurer of the
Democratic national committee,
stated that miscellaneous contribu
tions to the campaign fund ranging
from .fl to $100 were being received
at the rate of $3,000 a day, exclusive
of funds gathered by the finance
committee. Vice Presidential Candi
date Kern spent the whole day at the
national headquarters discussing de
tails of his itinerary! He left for
Indiifnapolis. Mr. Kern's itinerary
was announced as follows : Chicago,
Jefferson Club banquet, September
17th; Evansville, Ind., September
18th ; Maryland and West Virginia,
September 19th-24th, at points to be
fixed by the central committees of
those States; Mansfield, O., at formal
opening of the Democratic campaign
in Ohio, September -20th ; points in
northern Ohio, September 2Sth and
29th; Saginaw, Mich., September
30th; Birmingham, Ala., October 2d;
Macon, Ga., October 3d; Asheville, N.
C, October 0th ; Greensboro, N. C,
October Cth ; Winston-Salem, N. C,
October 7th; Roanoke, Va., October
7th; Finncastle, W. Va., October 9th;
Huntington, W. Va., and other points
to be named beginning October 10th.
October 8th has been left open to
permit Mr. Kern to visit his sister
near Roanoke, Va. It was in Roan
oke that Mr. Kern's parents lived
before they migrated West, and he
will spend as much time as possible
there. . .
Honor McKinley's Memory.
-Canton, O., Special. Monday was
the seventh anniversary of the death
of President McKinley and was ob
served with every evidence of sor
row in his home city. Many tributes
were received from prominent men
and many Canton people visited the
tomb where the martyr President and
his wife sleep side by side and left
flowers and wreaths.
Mr. S. L. Patterson Passes Away.
Lenoir, N. C, Special. Mr. Samuel
L. Patterson, Commissioner of Agri-1
culture of North Carolina, died at
his home Palmyra, in the Yadkin Val
ley. He was chairman of the board
of commissioners of Caldwell county
from 1SS6 to 1S90. He was elected a
member of the House of Representa
tives in 1890, elected State Senator
in 1892 and served as Commissioner
of Agriculture from 1S;)3 to 1897. He
was again elected to the Legislature
in 1900 and Commissioner of Agricul
ture in 190."), which office he held to
the time of his death.
YOUNG LADY KILLED
. - . .
Awfu! Deed of a Crazy Man
in IMcrih Carolina Village
TRAGEDY CN THE SABBATH DAY
Miss Willie Bnllinser Murdered Sun
day Morons While Seated at Or
gan Playinj Sunday School Hymn.
Newton, N. G, Special-At Startown
three miles from this place, the Sab
bath peacefulness was broken by one
of the most demoniacal crimes ever
known in this county. The tragedy
took place in the Methodist church
about 10:30 while Sunday School was
being held, Miss Willie Bullinger,
aged about 18 years, being stabbed
to death by Lou Rader, aged about
21, a discharged lunatic.
The reports that reach here are a
little conflicting as to just how the
awful deed was clone. One is to the
effect that Miss Bullinger was seated
at the organ playing for the Sunday
school When Rader, leaping across
several seats, attacked her with his
pocket knife, stabbing ber once in the
back and twice in the breast. An
other report is that the man waited
just outside of the church door and
just as she came out committed the
deed. But wherever the act was
done, the result is the same and the
girl lies dead at the home of her par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Bullinger.
The attack was very violently made
and it is said that those reaching the
couple first could not prevent Rader
from giving his victim several cuts.
The murderer was arrested at once
and is now in jail. He is not sorry
for the crime and is reported as say
ing that he killed her "because she
was a witch."
Rader "was last spring committed
to the asylum at Morganton, having
become violently insane. At this time
in his ravings he talked incessantly of
Miss Bullinger for several months.
He has been at home apparently well
and nothing strange was noticed
about him until his terrible deed Sun
day morning. Saturday afternoon he
delivered . a load of wood in Newton
and while here purchased a new knife
with which he committed the murder.
COURT DISMISSES SUITS.
Government's Suits Fcr the Enforce
ment of the Commodities Clause
Against the Anthracite Coal-Carrying
Railroads Are Dismissed by the
Philadelphia, Special. Declaring
it to be drastic, harsh, unreasonable
and an invasion of the rights of- the
States, and, therefore, repugnant to
the constitution, the United States,
Circuit Court for the eastern district
of Pennsylvania dismissed the suits
of the Federal government to enforce
the commodities clause' of the Hep
burn railroad act against the anthra
cite coal-carrying railroads of this
State. Judges George Gray and Geo.
M. Dallas filed opinions dismissing
the suits and Judge Joseph Buffmgton
dissented but did not file an opinion.
The commodities clause prohibits rail
road companies to thansport. in Inter
state Commerce any article or com
modity manufactured, mined or pro
duced by them or uncfer their author
ity. A penalty not to exceed $5,000
is provided for each violation.
The case was argued in June, Unit
ed States Attorney General Bona
parte delivering the princinal argu
ment for the government. The effect
of the commodities clause if consti
tutional would be to confine the min
ing of anthracite coal bv the rail
roads for use in Pennsylvania only,
or compel the railroads to sell all the
mining property they are interested
in .either directly or indirectly.
It is almost certain that the case
will be appealed directly to the Unit
ed States Supreme Court.
Oil Can Explosion Causes Fatality.
Pomeroy, O., Special. A can of oil
standing near the stove in the
kitchen at the home of John G.
Roush, in Mason county, W. Va., ex
ploded early Sunday and as a result
one child was burned to death, and
Mr. and Mrs. Roush and three
children were so severely injured that
they may die. The house was con
sumed. Reception to be Genuine.
Tokio, By Cable. The fall pro
gramme for the reception by the Jap
anese to the American fleet, which is
due here October 17th, leaves very
few minutes for sleep while the ves
sels are in port. Official orders. The
Associated Press is informed, will in
clude decorations and regulations as
to the treatment of the visitors. Al
ready in Yokohama it has been di
rected that during the visit of the
fleet, lauterns bearing the flag of the
United States shall be distributed and
displayed from every bouse and shop
night and day.
THE NEWS IN BRIEF
Items of Interest Gathered By
Wire and Cable
GLEANINGS FROM DAY TO DAY
Live Itcm3 Covering Events of More
or Less Interest at Home and
Gregori, who shot Captain Dreyfus
in the Pantheon at the Zola glorifi
cation, was acquitted.
Grand Turk's Island was devastat
ed by a hurricane and many lives
are believed to have been lost in
Grand Turk, the capital.
Tolstoi's birthday was generally
observed in Russia.
A vast multitude gathered to watch
the preession of the Eucharistic Con
gress and the prelates were jostled
by the mob.
Cardinal Gibbons preached an elo
quent sermon in Westminster Cathe
dral. An Italian official delares the wed
ding of the Duke of the Abruzzi and
Miss Katherine Elkins will take place
but that the American attitude must
mange. . .
The Russian volunteer fleet is de
clared a failure.
Candidate Bryan made a campaign
speech at Wheeling, W. Va.
Republican party managers regard
raft as good as ejected.
Thomas Parran told Chairman
Hitchcock that Taft would carry
Maryland by 10,000.
Bryan spoke in Baltimore, Md., to
m audience of 25,000 and received
juite an ovation.
John Temple Graves was notified
jf his nomination for the Vice-Presi-iency
by the Independent party.
Mr. Bryan replies to( President
Roosevelt's praise of Taft, and Mr.
Taft answers Bryan and declares that
he has made himself plain on all the
issues of the campaign, and that if
Bryan docs not understand him it is
his own fault.
Anti-Taft negroes in Washington
propose to raise a large Bryan and
Bryan spent a quiet day at Deer
Park and left at midnight for Balti
more. President Roosevelt, aroused by W.
7. Bryan's claim of being the Presi
dent's heir, wrote a letter pointing
jut why he desires the election of
Hot fights are in prospect in both
ihe Republican and Democratic State
?onventions in New. York.
Maine voted Monday and the pro
hibition issue is the principal one at
The three new scout cruisers, the
fastest large vessels in the navy, are
:o undergo speed tests off Rockland,
John Mitchell stated that anti-labor
detectives have shadowed him for
Maryland is expected to send a del
egation of 400 to the International
Throughout the South.
While he w.ns linvino" n tontli mill.
ed, Senator Adam Littlepage, of
Lnaneston, w. va., naa nis jow
The last man to be hanged in Vir
ginia. Lee Strother, was executed at
Defending his home. Michael Low-
en. of Montgomery. W. Va., was kill
ed by a burglar.
Eleven colored men were arrested
in South Carolina for planning to
"shoot-up" the town of Ninety-Six.
Henrv Harvev. of Roanoke, Va.,
was sentenced to hang for the murder
of Hugh Price of Rockingham.
A snnke she received in a mail
package bit the face of Miss Grace
Perry, of Hinton, YV. Va.
James O. X. Reed, assistant pcsl-
taaster at Newport News, accused of j
embezzling 0,402, was held lor trial.
XhUo lfnnnel A. Blevins was walk-
in" along a road in Raleigh county,
Weit Virginia, with Miss Lucy
Browning he was shot down by his
rival, Joseph Williams.
Altus Flower, said to be the son
of Di. R. C. Fiower, had a talk with
Mis. Hagaman, who is held by the
pouce in Richmond.
An iron ore deposit, containing
500,000.000 ions, is said to exist m
Kew York State.
Charles E. Davis has been re
arrested on tin- charge of killing Dr.
Frederick Rusb'v, at Oms'i.
Drouth is causing a suspension of
many industries in the Pittsburg dis
trict. At Pittsburg, Pa., Arnold Roberts
of Mountelair, N. J., a young sales
man traveling for his father, Peter
Roberts, of Montclair, N. J., drank
carbolic acid while sitting on the
steps of the Denny Methodist Epis
copal church, Thirty-fourth and Lig
onier streets, and died at a hospital
a short time later. He had been in
The mining town of Rawhide, New,
was almost entirely destroyed by fire,
and 3,000 persons were made home
less. Col. Stewart, the "exiled" army
officer will not take the 90-mile horse
back riding test as at first ordered.
The Penn.5lvay.ia Railroad counts
Dn lunning 1,000 trains into the Man
hattan Terminal as soon as the tun
nels are completed.
A New Jersey deaf-mute has sued
for divorce alleging too much talka
tiveness on the part of his deaf-and-dumb
Governor Smith's Father Dead.
Atlanta, Ga., Speeial-H. H. Smith,
father of Governor Hoke Smith, of
Georgia, and one of the best-known
educators in the South, died at his
home in this city. He was a native
of New Hampshire and had lived in
various California cities, in Baltimore
and parts of North Carolina. Mr.
Smith came to Atlanta about fifteen
years ago. He was S3 years old.
Found Hat Worn By Dr. Rustin.
Omaha, Neb., Special. Detectives
found the hat worn by Frederick Rus
tin the night he was shot. It was
found hanging in the hallway of the
Rustin home. How the hat got on the
hook at the Rustin home no person
there could say. "I cannot tell how
the hat got there," said Mrs. Rustin.
"I had no time to think of such a
thing the night my husband was shot.
He wore several different hats, and I
cannot tell now whether or not that
is the one he wore the night of th.,
shooting.'7 Unable to Locate Husband.
Detroit, Mich., Special. The local
police have received several telegraph
messages signed "Mrs. M. W.
Boone," Roanoke, Va., asking about
the condition of Mr. Boone, the wo
man's husband, who, the telegram
explains, was reported to hife been
stabbed in Detroit. Mrs. Boone's in
formation was received from Detroit
by telegrams signed C. R. Wilson.
The Detroit police have been unable
to locate either Boone or Wilson.
Accident on Lake Shore Road.
Chestertown, Ind., Special. The
midnight special running out of Chi
cago crashed info an excursion train
on the Lake Shore road at 1 o'clock
Monday morning, telescoping the
rear coach, killing one person and in
juring a score more. The wreck was
due to the smoke from the forest
fires obscuring the track. On this
account both trains were running
slow. The regular train following
could not see the excursion train and
ran into it at slow speed.
Two Killed and Two Injured.
Sandusky, O., Special. Two color
ed men were killed, another was in
jured and a white man, name un
known is missing as the result of a
wreck on the Lake Shore & Michigan
Southern Railway, which made
kindling wood of 14 freight cars, be
tween Huron and Vermilion early
Sunday. The four were riding in a
Preferred Suicide to Hydrophobia.
Springfield, HI., Special. Fearing
hydrophobia as a result of a bite in
flicted by a squirrel suffering with
rabies, Fred Peterson, 45 years old,
died Sunday of carbolic acid poison
ing. He swallowed the acid with sui
cidal intent, because, as he remarked
Sunday, he preferred to kill himself
rather than die of rabies. Five other
persons bitten by the rabid squirrel
are in Chicago undergoing treatment
to prevent possible serious develop
ments'. Fourd Dead in a Pond.
New York, Special Mrs. Ashton
Harvey, wife of a prominent lawyer
of this city, was found dead in a
pond near his country home at Short
n:n XT T Tim wnmnn left home
Illll, Xf. V . n 1
in the afternoon to visit a tnenU
at Madison, and this wts the last
seen of her until a search revealed
the body. Sheis believed to have
fallen into the pond in 1. iainung
spell, but tlie ponce an: jucvisub
vn TTsn FOR HIM.
"I've got you down for a eo-.tpl of
tickets. AVo're- getting up a rame iu
n nnr mntl ff OUT llCigh "
"Vnnrt fnr mp thank you. I would
,) imr.w whnt. to do with a poor
man if 1 won him." Philadelphia
NOW WE CAN FLY
OrviHe Wright, the Wizzard of
the Air, Performs Wonders
FLIGHT LASTS OVER AN HOUR
OrviHe Wright Establishes New Eft
cords in Aerial Navigation and
Fulfills His Contract Witk fh
Government Three Phenomenal
Flights at Fort Myer.
Washington, Special. Orsille
Wright, in three phenominal flights
at Fort Myer, established new aero
plane records that not only asssurcs
the success of the official trials be
fore the army board, but .indicate
that aerial flight is now only a mat
ter of development.
Two flights of approximately an.
hour each, another flight in which
two men whirled through the air foe
opward of six minutes, were tha
lUdiieveraents of the Wright brothers
aeroplane. The first flight made ia.
tlve morning, in which the machine
circled the drill ground at the fort
5S times in 57 minutes and 31 see
onc's, was surpassed in the eveninC
when a flight of 62 minutes and 15
seconds was made.
Not satisfied with breaking all dis
tance and time records for a heavier-than-tir
itying machine, Mr. Wright
took Lieutenant Frank P. Lahm. the
aeronaut of the Signal Corps for a,
spin around the drill grounds mak
ing a new record for a two-man flight.
Among the spectators "were members
of the Cabinet and high officers of
the army and navy.
Before the flight, a watch was tied
to the seat next to Mr. Wright,
and when he saw that he had stayed,
aloft for over an hour, the time re
quired in order for him to fulfill his
contract with the government, h
made for " Mother Earth.' Swoop
ing down in a sort of "bump-the-bumps"
fashion, the machine bore
down in the direction of the crowd,
which quickly scattered. Raising
a cloud of dust as it slid along oa
the skids, the aeroplane, which weighs
nearly a thousand pounds, came to
a stop within twenty feet of the
As Mr. Wright stepped from the
seat and removed his goggles, he waa
greeted with lusty cheers.
Lieutenant Selfridge, who operate!
the first successful aeroplane of the
Aerial Experiment Association, at
Hammondsport, N. Y., was the first
to congratulate Mr. Wright. Secrti
iary Met calf, of the navy; Secretary
of War Wright and numerous army
and navy officers, together with en
thusiasts from every walk of life,
gathered about him to grasp his
hand. As three cheers were given.
"Wright" calmly gave orders for re
placing the machine On the starting
track to prepare for another flight.
Turning to Lieutenant Lahm, one
of the leading aeronauts of the array,
Mr. Wright said: "How would yovL
like to. go up with me?" It was an
invitation that. needed no repetition.
With the two men, Mr. Wright ami
Lieutenant Lahm, in their plaees, tha
start was made at 6:42, the maehin
apparently rising from the ground as
easily with its increased burden as it
had with only the inventor afcoardl
As it sped along the road bordering
Arlington Cemetery, it came in a di
rect line between the onlookers and
the full September mcon, serving t
recall the famous work or JuJes
Verne, "A Trip to the Moon."
As the machine completed the firttc
round, the motor "skipped" on on.
cylinder; but on the sueeeding fir
trips there was no evidence that the
engine was overtaxed by the fjreaV
strain imposed upon it. After the
sixth lap, a beautiful landing was
made within a hundred feet of tha
'aerial garage," where the machine
s sheltered frcm the elements.
Aeroplane Break3 Record.
Washington, Special. OrviUe.
Wright Thursday broke the world
record for time and distance for
heavier-than-air flying machine whicH
he established Wednesday. In a flight
requiring great skill on aeeotmt or
a 10-mile wind he circled around Ihs
drill grounds at For Meyer 5S tira
in 65 minutes and 52 seconds, exceed
ing the time of .Wednesday's record
flisrht bv 3 minutes and 37 scronSs.
The flight was witnessed by nearly &
Indicted Fcr Arson.
New Orleans, Special. Julius Upps
manager; Abe Wolf, secretary an!
treasurer of the Central Class Com
pany, of New Orleans, and John Ec-fc-ert,
an employe of that coirpny,
were indicted by the grand jury oa.
the chares of arson in ccnnc--tior
with a fire which cbcut 10 lays r.?
burned over a portion of t'frre block
in the bus'n-. ss sci-lion of w Or
leans, causin g' a lss of I ..SdJKJ-'Y.
T-r fir? oiiuina'.cl iu the huisding
occupicd by the Central Gbss Company.