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VOL. XIX. PLYMOUTH, N, C FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1908. NO. 18. "
THE NEWS IN BRIEF
Items of Interest Gathered By
Wire and Cable
GLEANINGS FRCM DAY TO DAY
I4ve Items Covering Events of More
or Less Interest at Homo and
Samuel Gompers asserts that an at
tempt was made to bribe him for a
iargc sum to desert the cause of un
On the 90-mile test ride into Virgi
nia Major George G. Bailey was
thrown from his horse at Falls church
and his ankle sprained.
The Ordinance Bureau of the army
has devised a new projectile and high
power powder that is expected, to sur
pass any now in use in the world.
Dr. Carvild Callejo of Madrid, phy
sician to the King of Spain and dele
gate to the Tuberculosis Congress,
ivas thrown from a Washington street
jar and injured.
Southern doctors state that tuber
culosis which is now the curse of the
colored race. Avas almost unknown
-unong the negroes before they were
Samcul Gompers, in his bribery
sharges, alleges that Broughton
Brandenburg wrote out a bogus
'deathbed confession" repudiating
labor which Gompers was expected to
Congressman Carter Glass says the
'Virginia depository law is infamy.
About $iJ0,0'0 more will be needed
to complete the Appomattox river di
Booker T. Washington made an ad
dress at the Roanoke Fair and urged
aegroes to stay on the farm.
More than a score of persons were
seriously hurt by the collapse of a
spectators' stand' at the Roanoke
Cases' against rioters who tried to
bieak into Portsmouth jail in order
to lynch a negro assailant, were drop
5yfrElkins was served with a
summons t)o appear in court to an
swer the breaeh-of-promise charge, fil
?d by Miss Louise Lonsdale.
Mr. James W. Paul, of Philadel
phia, died suddenly of cerebral hem
orrhages at the Homestead Hotel,
But very little cotton is being sold
in the South just now. It seems that
the farmers generally are inclined to
want the price to go higher. Quite a
lot is being stored in the warehouse
Archbishop Farley sailed from Lon
tdon for New York.
The cholera in St. Petersburg is
slightly checked by frost.
The people of the Azores are bat
tling with plague and famine.
Wilbur Wright covered 22 miles in
30 minutes and 14 seconds in his
The Irish vote, alineated by govern
men opposition to the carrying of the
Host, defeated the Liberal candidate
Judge Taft spoke at Milwaukee
and other places.
A million copies of Hughes' open
ing speech 'will be distributed.
Iowa gave Taft a big welcome and
Indiana was cordial to Bryan.
Bryan spoke at Cincinnati and
c-omplained that Roosevelt was not
jgiving him a square deal.
T. Coleman Dupont resigned as di
rector of the speakers' bureau of the
Republican National Committe.
After a conference with the Pres
ident, Senator Scott predicted that
Taft would carry west Virginia uy
Haskell replied to the President de
claring a Roosevelt official granted
Standard Oil rights in Oklahoma
when it was a territory.
Senator J. B. Foraker in a care
fully prepared statement, defended
himself against the Hearst charges
and atacked Taft and Roosevelt.
In his address as chairman of the
Independence Party State Convention
William R. Hearst read more letters
Connecting public men with trusts.
Leslie Carter, former husband of
he actress died in Chicago after a
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THE CONFERENCE OPENED
Medical Scientists From Every Na
tion on the Globe Gather at Wash
ington to Discuss Ways and Means
of Fighting Great White Plague
Thirty Speeches Made in Response
to Cortclyou's Address of Welcome.
Washington, Special. Monday
witnessed one "of the most notable
gatherings ever assembled in Wash
ington, when medical scientists repre
senting every civilized nation united
with their American brothers in an
effort to solve the problem of how
best to cope with tuberculosis. The
occasion was the official opening of
the sixth Triennial International Con
gress of Tuberculosis. The audito
rium of the new National Museum
was filled with men who have conse
crated their best talents to the study
of tuberculosis, representatives of the
sovereigns of foreign countries, high
government officials and others. The
keynote of every utterance reflected
the hope that the day is not far dis
tant when medical science shall tri
umph over the great scourge.
TRAMPS IN CONVENTION.
Hobo Delegates From All Over the
Country Gather in New York
Many of Them Ride the "Blind
Mail" to Get There Millionaire
Hobo Acts as Chairman.
New York, Special. Having reach
ed New York City in various ways
not generally used by those avIio, in
traveling, seek comfort, delegates
from all parts of the country met in
the Manhattan Lyceum to attend the
opening session of the national con
vention of the unemployed. "When Jv
Eads How, of St. Louis, who is
known as the "millionaire hobo''"
called the meeting to order in his ca
pacity as chairman, he faced an audi
torium well tilled with men, many of
whom had made their way to the con
vention through the use of the art of
swinging and holding down the "blind
mail" riding the tops and trucks and
canvassing the village for "hand
outs." One delegate said he had
ridden 3,000 miles on the trucks to
attend this convention. The country
at large was well represented at the
meeting, though the delegation from
the Pacific coast did not put in ap
pearance. It was said, however, that
it was on the way and might be ex
pected, before the end of the conven
tion, October 2d. " ,
Mr. How, in the course of his in
troductory remarks, entered a de
fense for the "hobo" which term, ho
said, is a description applied to
wandering railroad workers of the
West; and before discussion Jf the
evening's topic, "National Health of
The Unemployed," began he read a
poem from J. II. Seymour, who sign
ed himself "The Hobo Poet," which
compared the lot of the "hobo" with
that of the "pampered son of
wealth," and said that the former
was of incomparably more service to
Robert McIIusrh, of Boston, and Dr.
William Ross, of New York, were
among the speakers. Mr. McIIugh ;
dwelt on the lack of moral cleanli
ness among the rich and ascribed the
lack of physical cleanliness of the
poorer classes to the extravagances
of the people in the upper caste.
Dr. Ross in his remarks said:
"There are two classes of men un
employed, those who want to work if
they could, and those who will not
work. Many of the latter class do
not owe their condition to wilful in
dolence, but to social environment.
The rotten tenements make physical
degenerates. It is little wonder that
a child born under such conditions
takes naturally to whiskey drinking
and morphine using."
New York, Special. Hermann Rid
der, editor of the Staats Zeitung, and
vioo rbnirman of the publicity bu
reau of the Democratic national com
mittee has been appointed by Nat
ional Chairman Mack as treasurer
of the national eommitttee to succeed
Gov. Charles W. liasiceu, or uiuauu
ma, who resigned his position last
week in Chicago.
Virginia Wants Fleet to Return.
Washington, Special. For the pur
pose of convincing the President that
Hampton Roads would be decidedly
a better place than NeAV York for the
Aif; hotti5lnn fleet to terminate
its cruise around the world on L'eb-
ruarv 22d, Congressman Maynam, oi
Virgin fa"; John' Taberlake and Akah
II Martin, of Norfolk, called at the
ivi.ttn House Monday. Congressman
Maynard advanced numerous reasons
iTnmntnn Road3 would be more
advantageous than New York, but the
President gave the irgimans no tie
Large Section Suffering Badly
DISEASE OUTBREAK IS FEARED
Each Day Increases the Seriousness
of the. Unprecedented. Conditions
Which Obtain in Western Pennsyl
vania, Eastern Ohio and West Vir
ginia. Pittsburg, Pa., Special. With loss
es aggregating several million dol
lars from forest fires and heavy dam
age to crops and live stock; the re
ported loss of a number of lives due
to fighting timber conflagrations; the
enforced idleness of thousands of
workmen owing to the suspension of
manufacturing establishments be
cause of lack of water; the health au
thorities anticipate a serious epi
demic of contagious dieases and
many small 'streams dried up and
practically obliterated, the drought
of 1908 which has held western Penn
sylvania, eastern Ohio and West Vir
ginia in its grasp for mow than two
months remains unbroken; each day
gradually increasing the seriousness
of., the unprecedented situation.
Three times during the excessive
dry spell there have been very slight
rains, accompanied by much light
ning and thunder, but the rain fall
was so slight that many persons
were unaware of the fact and were
only convinced that it had rained
when shown evidences of the same on
Aside from the millions of feet of
timber destroyed and the daily loss
to manufacturers and farmers, prob
ably the most serious phase of the
situation is the threatened disease
epidemic. A majority of the popu
lation of western Pennsylvania, east
ern Ohio and West Virginia are even
now suffering from throat affections
caused by the great accumulation of
dust and the heavy clouds of smoke.
In this city, used to smoke, the sun
is almost obscured by smoke from
forest fires miles away and persons
in the vicinity of these fires are ex
periencing difficulty in breathing. It
is feared that when rain does come
it will wash great amounts of filth
into the already stagnant streams
with the result that disease, especial
ly typhoid fever, will become epi
demic. The health authorities have
sounded warnings to the public to
boil all water used for internal pur
poses and say by doing this only can
many deaths and much sickness be
Next in importance comes the en
forced suspension of numerous indus
tries and the throwing out of em
ployment of thousands of workmen,
many of whom had just returned to
work following the recent? depression.
While in the Pittsburg district the
water supply is sufficient to carry on
all business the low stage of the riv
ers has caused a congestion of much
coal in this vicinity.
Every available barge and float has
been loaded with coal and at present
with almost twenty million bushels
in the Pittsburg harbor, the river
coal mines have been compelled to
shut down for the want of shipping
facilities. There are about 15.000
miners employed in liver mines along
the Monongahelia valley. This great
fleet of coal is for the supply of
points in the West and South and
the probabilities are there will be a
coal famine experienced, especially
in the Northwest, should conditions
prevent the shipment of the coal be
fore cold weather sets in. In West
Virginia lumber plants, glass fac
tories and iron and steel mills, locat
ed along the rivers, are closed on ac
count of insufficient water. In
Eastern Ohio the same conditions
prevail and it is feared the great
iron "and steel mills at Youngstown,
O., employing over 20,000 men, will
have to suspend operations unless
the drought is speedily broken.
Interest in Yarn Mill Sold.
Yorkville. S. C. Special. Mr. J.
B. Pegram, of this place, who with
Mr. W. B. Moore bought a con
trolling interest in the Ncely Yarn
Mill, located here, about two years
ago, and who with Mr. Moore was
actively engaged in the management
of the business, sold his interest to
Mr. Moore about two weeks ago be
cause of impaired health.
Arranging for King Peter's Junket.
Belgrade, Servia, By Cable. The
Stampa says that the question of the
visit of King Peter to the foreign
courts will shortlv bo settled by the
joint action of the powers. The ex
pressed desire of the powers that the
officers who were instrumental in the
death of King Alexander and Queen
Draga ho removed from the active
list .will be complied with, says The
Stampa, after which King Peter will
be received with full honors at the
PART OE HEAD BLOWN OEF
Contractor Joseph Edgerton and Two
Negroes Seriously, Probably Fatal
ly, Injured by Explosion of Dyna
mite in Blasting on New Railway.
Rutherfordton, N. C, Special. An
accident occurred on the Carolina,
Clinchfleld & Ohio Railway some sev
en or eight miles northeast of this
place Friday night in which a white
man and two negroes were seriously,
if not fatally, injured. Mr. Joseph
Edgerton, of this county, a sub-contractor,
was the most seriously in
jured and now lies in the Rutherford
ton Hospital in this town hovering be
tween life and death, with the chances
of his recovery against him . The
facts so far as have been obtained
"Mr. Edgerton and the two darkies
whose names could not be learned,
had just finished drilling a hole, in
which they had used a small quantity
of powder and dynamite to spriug
it. After giving the first blast suf
ficient time to cool, as they thought,
they then inserted a large quantity
of dynamite, powder and fuse and
were engaged in tamping it down,
when it was thought the fuse caught
from the blast in springing the hole
and caused an explosion. The whole
of Mr. Edgerton 's forehead was blown
off, leaving his brain exposed. Both
eyes were put out and he received
bad wounds in the side and stomach.
He was brought to the hospital Fri
day afternoon when the first news of
the accident was made known. It is
impossible to learn the extent of the
injuries of the negroes, but they arc
also badly wounded.
Mr. Edgerton would have complet
ed his contract next week. He is a
good citizen and many are the ex
pressions of regret over the sad ac
cident. Engineer and Fireman- Dead.
Spartanburg, S. C, Special. Sou
thern Railway southbound passenger
train No. 41, from Charlotte to Sens
ca, ran'into an open switch one mile
and a half south of Wellford, a sta
tion twelve miles south of this city,
Friday night about 8.45 and Engi
neer W. J. Fonville, of Greenville,
and his colored fireman were killed.
The baggagemaster had a leg broken.
None of the passengers suffered more
than being badly shaken up. The
engine and tender turned completely
over. Dr. Earl, of Greenville, rushed
to the scene in an automobile and
rendered aid to the injured baggage
master. A wrecking crew left here
at midnight. Traffic will be blocked
for several hours. It is believed by
officials of the road that the switch
was thrown by some miscreant.
Confesses to Wrecking Tram.
Spartanburg, S. C, Special Charg
ed with having had a hand in throw
ing open the switch at Wellford, re
sulting in wrecking Southern passen
ger train No. 41 and the death of
Engineer W. J. Fonville and Fireman
Bowers and the serious injury of Baggage-Master
McConley and several
passengers, Clarence Agnew, colored,
was arrested near Wellford by Con
stable T. W. Moore. Agnew made
confession in jail here. The negro
finished serving a term on the chain
gang at Greers Wednesday. He says
his home is Toccoa, Ga.
Cholera Condition Bad.
St. Petersburg, By Cable. St Pet
ersburg is in the grasp of Asiatic
cholera, which already has exceeded
in severity and number the visitation
of 1S03 The disease is increasing
daily at an alarming rat-e, and unless
the authorities show in the future
a much greater degree of ability to
cope with the situation than they
have in the past, there is every rea
son to fear that it will get out of
Attempt to Wreck Freight Train.
Greenville, S. C, Special. It was
learned recently that an attempt was
made to wreck freight train No. 71,
on main line, at Taylors, near this
city. The switch at that place had
been thrown open, but the engineer
happened to see it in time to reverse
his engine and thus prevent the
wreck. - ,
Another Ginner Warned by -Night
Greenville, S. C, Special. Another
ginner of Greenville county has been
warned by the night riders to close
his plant until further notice. Mr.
T. C. Griffin is the ginner and his
ginnery is situated only a few miles
from that of Mr. Willimon who was
notified a few days ago to dose.
Sheriff Gilreath has made an in
vestigation, but has secured no evi
dence which would incriminate any
HELD UP AND ROBBED
O. E. Man gam, a Durham Liveryman
and Horse-Trader, Held Up Near
East Durham by Three White Men
and Besides Being Robbed, Is Shot
Twice in Arm.
Durham, N. C, Special. Late
Wednesday night C. E. Mangum, a
liveryman and horse-trader of this
city, drove to police headquarters
with two pistol balls through his left
arm and a hole through his trousers,
made, he said, in a fight for his purse
of which he was robbed and with it
$3,700. Mangum had been to Raleigh
trading horses, collecting money and
foreclosing mortgages. The trip
through the country r,ras made in a
single buggy and he was leading four
horses. Near East Durham, under a
tree, three unmasked men ran out
and seizing him by the throat, took
his pistol from his belt, while he
squalled so as to alarm the neigh
borhood. The robbers tore his
clothes nearly off and, securing his
purse, jerked him out of the buggy.
They opened fire upon him and of the
ten remembered shots he says he was
touched three times. The men ran
and were not identified. Mangum came
first to 'Squire Morton in East Dur
ham, about 10 :30 and gave the alarm.
Sheriff Howard and all officers were
notified and began a search. He is
inclined to hot air, but the officers
say they have seen him recently dis
porting unusual amounts of money
and one policeman vouches for the
amount alleged to have been lost.
Springfield Rioter Found Not Guilty.
Springfield, 111., Special. Abraham
Raymer, charged with leading the
mob that lynched William Donnegan,
a negro SO years old, during the re
cent riots, was found not guilty. The
jury was out three hours and took
only one ballot. As soon as the ver
dict was announced Raymer grasped
the hand of each juror and made a
speech thanking them. This is the
first riot case involving a total of
117 indictments. It was proved that
Raymer was a member of the mob
and the ftnirt held that any member
of the mob was guilty in the eyes
of the law, but the jury acted on the
lack of evidence to prove that Ray
mer had a hand in the actual lynch
ing. Mayor Commits Suicide.
Tampa, Fla., Special. In the pres
ence of his wife, who had just told
him good-bye, intending to begin pro
ceedings for divorce, Francisco Mi
lian, maj'or of West Tampa, com.
mitted suicide in a bedroom at his
residence Wednesday afternoon by
placing the muzzle of a revolver in
his mouth and discharging two bul
lets through his brain. His wife
had decided to leave him and when
she said farewell; MiHian replied: "It
is best to end everything now," and
suicided. Millian ' had served eight
terms as mayor of West Tampa, and
enjoyed the respect of all citizens.
He was a Cuban by birth. Louis
Millian, a son of the deceased, states
that he had made two attepmts to
commit suicide recently.
The Hains Trial.
New York. Special. An extraor
dinary term of the Supreme Court in
Queens county was convened Mon
day with Justice Garret J. Garret
son presiding, to facilitate the trial
of the Hains brothers for the mur
der of William E. Annis. Attorneys
for Capt. Peter and T. Jenkins
Hains will likely attempt to delay
the trial as long as possible and it
is unlikely that the brothers will
face judge and jury before next
month or November. The special
term of court was ordered by Gov
ernor Hughes in order that the
Hains brothers mi.sht be tried with
out unnecessary delay.
Forest Fires Still Raging.
. Rhinelander, Wis., Special. Satuit
a settlement of half dozen homes,
three miles east of Rhinelander, was
destroyed by fire Tuesday. The set
tlers fled to Moens Lake, where they
are cared for. No loss of life has
been lcported. Rlunthmder is now
regarded as safe, and the fires have
been ouieted by lack of wind.
Case Gce3 Against B. & O.
Baltimore, Special. The npplica
ion of the Baltimore & Ohio Rail-
oad Company for a preliminary in
unction to restrain the Interstate
ommeree Commission from enforc-
li"- an order relative to coal car dis-
ribnticn was denied by the United
States Circuit Court here. The .order
o which the railroad company ob-
vns oi-ip rftouirincr the railroad
nr.n-.M-mv tn include so-called "pn-
vate" 'and "foreign railway fuel"
cars in making up its percentage ot
allotments of cars.
KILLED IN A WRECK
Early Montana Snowstorm Is f
Responsible For Collision
A NUMBER SUSTAIN INJURIES
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Rail
way Passenger Train Crashes Into
Freight Train on the Northern Fa
cific Railroad at Youngs Point,
Mont., Resulting in a Number of
Livingston, Mont., Special. Plow
ing through a snowstorm, eastward
bound, a Chicago, Burlington
Quincy passenger train running over
the Northern Pacific Railroad, crash
ed head-on into a freight train at
Youngs Point, where the trains were
to pass and in the demolition that
resulted a crowd of lives were crush
ed cut and score of persons were in
jured, several probably fatally. The
freight flagman failed to signal the
passenger in time to prevent the col
lision, it is said, because of the
blinding snow. The express car
telescoped with the smoking car and
most of the fatalities and injuries
were of persons in the latter car. The
express car wras raised over the plat
form of the smoking car and the su
perstructure swept the seats away.
Not a passenger in the smqking car
escaped death or injury.
Fireman Ora Babcock jumped and
was killed. Milo Halloway, a brake
man, was killed. The smoking car's
debris was hopelessly mixed with
heads, bodies, legs and anus, present
ing a horrible sight. In one place
seven bodies ware so tightly wedged
together that they were separated
only with great difficulty.
The known dead:
Colonel Bonson, of Utah.
John Cawlin, Billings, Mont.
Lon Anderson, Hardy, Mont.
Lorenz A. Stewart, Dean, Mont.
H. C. Gomblee, Ministon, Iowa.
E. L. Eimock, Denver.
D. II. Barnes, Seattle. , : .
G. M. Konsick, Anaconda, Mont. '
Ora Babcock, Billings, Mont. .
S. C. Hingdon, Chico Springs,
Charles E. Johnson, Denver, dis
trict passenger agent, Nickel Plate
George Battlerock, Anaconda, Mont.
John Ryan, dishing, Okla.
Milo Halloway, Billings, Mont.
Sichemram, address unknown.
Four unidentified coal miners.
Says Gambling Must Stop.
Lwnchburg, Special. In- dismiss
ing D. M. Dabney and O. Patterson
last week in the police court,
after holding that there was no evi
dence to convict them of operating
a gambling resort. Mayor Smith de
clared that gambling must cease in
Lynchburg. In future, he said, per
sons found in raids will be held as
principals, and not as witnesses, and
they will be fined under the State
law, instead of having their cases
treated under the common law. He
also declared that technicalities
would not go in his court; that th-3
place to raise them will be in the
Corporation Court on appeal.
New Political Party.
Atlanta, Ga., Special. Politics was
given a new turn in this State when
a call was issued for the assembling
of what is termed "The Liberal
Party." Delegates from all. States
in the Union are asked to assemble. in
Chattanooga, October 8th, to nomi
nate candidates for President and
Vice President. The call is signed
by Sidney C. Tapp, as chairman, and
R. D. Woodhall, as secretary, both
men being Atlanta residents.
News of the Day.
Walter Moore of Portsmouth,
jumped overboard from a launch with
a blazing gasoline tank, thereby sav
ing himself and six friends - from
serious injury or death.
Mr. Tsadore I. Strause.' of Rich
mond, whose will was probated, made
a number of bequests to charitable
President Roosevelt received his
friends and neighbors from Oyster
A dfrroe nnnullinsr the marriasre
of Helen Maloney to Arthur Herbert
Osborne was handed down in New
The Michigan Supreme Court de
cided that the Maximum Rate law
The Congressional committee in
vestigating the subject was informed
that there is enough wood for pulp
t last for generations.
Ono of those charged with causing
the Spnngfield riots was convicted
and sentenced to hang.
Utpuon ! .