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VOL. XlfT" " PLYMOUTH, N, C. FKIDAY, OCTOBER 30. 1308. " NO. 22-
To Be Held in New Orleans
Beginning November 1 1 th
PRESENT PRICES ARt TOO LOW
Meeting Called to Plan for Better
Prices for the South's Great Sta
ple. Union City, Ga., Special. Charts
S. Barrett, national president of the
Fanners' Union, Las -issued the fol
lowing statement regarding the in
dustrial congress he has called to
meet at New Orleans, November 11th,
for the purpose of formulating a
campaign for advancing the price of
cotton in the south :
"Ap the executive head of an or
ganization of more than 2,000,000
farmers in the southern states, con
trolling approximately GO per cent of
the cotton grown in the United
States I feel that is incumbent up
on me to take the initiative in prac
tical steps looking to stopping the
-downward trend of the price for this
-staple, and restoring it to a figure
-warranted by the cost of its produc
tion and its value to civilization.
"It is needless for me to state
that the prosperity of every business
interest between Mason and Dixon's
line and the Rio Grande river is large
ly dependent upon the return the cot
ton crop is bringing to this section.
"A proper return for cotton means
"prosperity to the farmer, the country
and town merchant, the city business
man, the manufacturer, the wage
Tvorker, the salary-earner, every rail
road and corporation in the southern
"Today spot cotton is selling in.
"the neighborhood of 2 1-2 cents per
pound less than one year ago. In
many instances, this means that the
"producer if called upon to dispose of
his outputxbelow cost.
.::J. 'IfjH-hjs price-level prevails
- tfevafjMroutf the sellong season of
. 1903-9, the south will sustain a loss
"The significance of such a devel
opment would be sluggishness in
every southern commercial circle con
striction of money in every "business,
a stoppage of construction and devel
opment in each direction, and a faif
ure to recuperate from the panic of
last fall as rapidly as we have a right
to expect. ,
"There is no logical or necessary
reason for this slump in the price of
cotton. The output of the south will
be infinitely smaller than last year,
when prices ranged to a higher level.
American and European spinners
admit that they expect to book the
usual volume of advance orders at
the prices obtaining in 1907.
"The sole excuse now standing
between fair prices and the south 's
Cotton, is the belief of spinners that
they will be able to obtain the staple
at their own figure. In this belief
they have been aided by exchange
manipulators, whose C?orts have been
to show that the cotton belt would
make a record-breaking yield. As a
matter of . fact, we who are in most
intimate, touch with the situation
Tcnow there is not the slightest
sground for such an opinion.
"The members of the' Farmers
Union, as I have said, control in the
neighborhood of - 60 . per cent of the
south's staple crop. .
"With the co-operation of the bus
iness interests, large and small,' of
every' southern state, they will under
take to secure for this crop its in
trinsic jyalue in the markets of the
"We are determined to win this
fight, regardless of the temporary
sacrifice it may entail upon us. I
serve this notice freely and frankly
upon every business man of the south.
"They can aid us materially and
they can shorten the time of waiting
by active co-operation in this effort.
"We are battling not alone for
oilrselves, but for the prosperity and
the freedom from debt of every man,
woman and child in the ( southern
"We have a riht to expect their
assistance under these conditions.
"To the end of arriving at a def
inite plans, I have summoned dele
gates from every southern state to
meet in New Orleans on November
11th. I will answer for a large at
tendance of these men, each thorough
ly familiar with the cotton and the
financial situation in his community.
"I invite the co-operation of bns-in'-?
man. mannfir, profession
al man. .Vivl "wine?" W.arner ir
(he Foniifrn't De 'lie presen4
prs-niUVjt3 t , si com m pitt'
bj 'ii. s, cLip , L" vl "crce, boaih
' -1 -U!,oi- oiW'.zalions tc
send representatives to this conven
tion. " ...
"We are going to adopt extraordi
nary measures to meet extraordinary
conditions. That fact is settled.
With the active help and counsel of
the business men of the south, the
success of our plans, and the pros
perity of the entire section is as
sured beyond peradventure.
"I will be glad to receive notice
from parties, as well as suggestions
for. promoting this universal move
ment, unprecedented in scope and
vital importance in the history of the
"Bear in mind that the moment the
south makes it evident at New Or
leans that it intends to work in con
cert for a just price for cotton the
priee for that staple will begin to
mount and that it will not stop short
of an equitable level, corresponding
to the laws cf supply and demand. "
"Are the business interests of the
south ready to join hands with the
producers of the south in. promoting
CHARLES S. BARRETT,
President of Farmers' Uniou.
Camp Nemo, Reel Foot Lake, Tenn.
Special. Fourteen more prisoners
were brought into camp in connec
tion with recent night rider outrages
in this section. This makes a total
of 01 prisoners now in custody here.
Three mounted scouting parties went
out and two of them returned. N The
detaehment away is under command
of Captain C. B. Rogan, United States
Peonage Cases Dismissed.
New Orleans, Special Two charges
of peonage against William William
son, a levee contractor, were dismiss
ed in the United States commission
er's office here. Tuesday's action
completed the hearing of seveial
peonage cases against this contractor,
all of which were dismissed.
Five negroes were legally hanged
in Louisiana and one in Illinois while
a seventh, 'who had killed two men,
was shot dead by a posse in Georgia.
Prince of Prussia Weds,
Berlin, By Cable. Duchess Alex
andra Victoria, of Schleswig-Hol-stein,
daughter of Prince Frederick
Duke , of Schleswig-Holstein, " was
married in the chapel of the imperial
palace" at 5 o'clock Thursday after
noon to Prince August William, of
Prussia, fourth son of Emperor. Wil
liam. The ceremony was witnessed
by the members of the imperial fam
ily and fifty princes and princesses
of the minor Gorman royal house.
By Wire and Cable.
President Roosevelt has signed a
contract to become associate editor oi
the Outlook on his return from hi
Philadelphia doctor to prove his
contention that vaccination does not
prevent smallpox challenges an advo
cate of its efficacy to sleep with him
with a smallpox patient between
them, the ciiallenger never having
been vaccinated, while the challenger
Effort at Suicide Successful.
Spartanburg, Special. Will Bur
Celt, a well-known young white mar
who shot himself in the head with f
pistol last Sunday, ditd at his hom
as a result of the wound. Burnett
was one of ten men who were ar
rested a short time ago for takinj
part in the mob that sought to lynch
John Irby, the negro charged wit!
attempting a criminal assault upoi
a young Avhite woman.
Korean Insurrection Over.
Tokio, By Cable. The so-called in
surrection in Korea is practically
ended. The troops are still on activi
duty, but the insurgents have dwin
dled to merely a disorderly element
It is stated that Prince Ito, forme:
resident general, a Steoul will prob
ably return to Korea early in No- j
vember. Two thirds of the Japanest
troops in north China will be with
drawn in a few days.
Prominent Georgian Wounded.
Cartersville, Ga', Special. W. T.
Pucket, owner of a large brick plant
and prominent citizen of Cartersville
was struck in the right temple by a
brick thrown by Jim Clements, a
negro workman, and is in a serious
condition at his home here. The ne
gro flet at once and is said to have
hidden in a swamp near here. A
posse of armed men was quickly or
ganized and started in pursuit of
The Mexican foreign office has
ruled that any alien coming into the
country with the intention of earn
ing his bread by manual labor Is
in the eye of the law an imral-grant.
A ROYAL WELCOME
Shown the American Fleet By
ENTERTAINED IN GREAT STYLE
Tremendous Procession of Miles of
Madly-Cheering People Reviewed
by Admiral Sperry and the Ameri
can Pleet Officers,
Tokio, By Cable. The capitol of
Japan witnessed Thursday night the
most extraordinary evidence of the
spirit of the new Japan. After hav
ing an audience of the officers of the
American battleship fleet on Tuesday
the Emperor issued an order directing
the people to increase in every way.
possible, the enjoyment and pleasure,
of the American visitors, who came,
he said, as historic friends of the
Japanese nation. The response to
this imperial mandate was seen and
heard at night. 1
Originally a torchlight procession
of 15,000 people was planned as part
of the day's programme, but this
feature wen$ far beyond expectations
and developed into a great popular
demonstration. Japan's war celebra
tion? after peace with Russia, "Lon
don's Maf eking Night," and even
New -York's election night revel
would seem almost insignificant com
pared with Tokio 's celebration.
Mile after mile through madly
cheering people, the great procession
wound its way. Representatives of
various guilds, universities, schools
of every class for boys and other
organizations took part, each individ
ual carrying a lighted Jantern held
high on a long pole with American
and Japanese flags interwound.
Admiral Sperry and the other chief
officers of the American fleet viewed
the jDroccssion from a special grand
stand, standing with bared heads
above the sea of waving lanters,
the deafening roar of cheers and the
clash of the music from scores of
bands which played the American
national hymn continuously. So
dense became the crowds around the
stand that the entire procession was
blocked until Admiral Sperry vas
forced to leave in order to keep an
engagement at the dinner given by
Minister of Foreign Affairs Komura.
Againat the American embassy
the great procession halted and the
climax of the enthusiasm was reach
ed. When the head of the procession
arrived at the embassy and halted
Mrs. O'Brien and .the other ladies of
the embassy appeared upon the ve
randa and received a prolonged ova
tion from the crowds, every man and
boy among the paraders lifting his
hat to the ladies, while there were
continuous shouts for the American
ambassador, who had also left to at
tend the dinner.
The entire grounds surrounding the
embassy were lighted with a sea of
lanterns and the demonstration last
ed for two hours. Every band in
Tokio turned out for the parade and
their favorite airs were "Yankee
Doodle" "Dixie," and "John
Brown. ' '
Thousands of the paraders wore
fantastic costumes characteristic of
Every foreigner in Tokio was deep
ly impressed by the night's remark
able demonstration, coming as it did
from an ordinary undemonstrative
The entire day was taken up by a
series of eliprate entertainments to
Admiral Sperry and the other ad
mirals of the American fleet and
Construction Foreman decapitated.
Kingston, N. Y., Special. Fred
Bowen, a forman employed 6y he
New York water supply department
in the construction of a big shiphon
at High Falls, was decapitated and
two negroes were mortally injured
when a huge rock fell into a shaft in
which they were working to adjust a
Last Reception to Fleet.
Yokohama, By Cable. The series
of the brilliant functions which have
characterized Japan's reception of
the American battleship fleet came to
a close here Friday night with a din
ner on board the b&tleship Fuji, the
guests of which were confined to the
American ambassador, Rear Admirals
and other officers. There vas also a
brilliant reception on the battleship
Mikasa-to which all the prominent
Americans here were invited, with
the accompaniments of an illumina
tion of the fleet, fireworks and torch
light procession on shore.
FLEET LEAVES TOlilO
After Splendid Reception By
the Japanese People
VESSELS HOMEWARD BOUND
The Departure of the Eig Ships the
Prettiest Feature of the Week
Tokio Resumes Normal Condition
After a Week of Delirium.
Tokio. Bv Cable. After a week's
suspension of almost every kind of
Dusmess, because oi the presence of
the American fleet in Jaoanesff waters
and so that fitting welcome might be
given to the American officers , and
sailors, Tokio is resuming its normal
conditions. . Already many of the de-
ncorations have been taken down, al-
r though every one is yet discussing the
L.ll. I i A.i . n
lemaiiiaDie ieaiures oi tne past, lew
President Roosevelt's messages to
the Emperor was presented to him
through Count Komura, the foreign
minister, and the Emperor probably
will make a reply soon, but there is
no reason to expect that the Em
peror's message will contain other
than a graceful acknowledgement and
an expression of gratification at the
President's warm words of apprecia
tion. Nothing could possibly exceed
in the public mind in Japan the sig
nificance of the Emperor's previous
The departure of the fleet Sunday
morning was one of the prettiest fea
tures of the week. The flgship Con
necticut slipped her cables at exact
ly 8 o'clock. She steamed past the
Louisiana and saluted and was fol
lowed by the remainder of the first
squfidron. When the eighth ships had
passed, the Louisiana led the second
line, and the entire fleet then formed
in single column. "
As each of the American battle
ships passed the head of the Japanese
column the crews of the ships of both
nations cheered enthusiastically, and
the band of both the American ships
played the Japanese national hvmn.
When the last of the sixteen ships
was saluting, the Connecticut was in
visible on the horizon. Within exact-
ly fifty minutes the entire manouvra
had been completed.
Seven New Cases of Cholera.
Manila, By Cable Seven new case
of cholera were reported in this city
for the day ending Sunday night.
The slight increase in the spread of
the disease is ascribed by the au
thorities to the many gatherings of
the people on Saturday night nnd
Sunday and k the feasts that accom
panied the assemblies. The situation
is not considered to be grave and the
health department feels -as though it
has the epidemic well under control,
expressing no alarm over the in
increase. It is probable that the gov
ernment will further restrict the gath
erings of the natives and also the
sale of dangerous foods. It is be
lieved that cock pits located in the
suburbs of the city where it is diffi
cult to maintain a strict watch over
the sale of foodstuffs are responsible
for the slight increase in the num
ber of cholera cases noted at each
Orville Wright Improving Nicely.
Washington, Special. Orville
Wright, the aeroplanist who narrowly
escaped death in the accident to his
aeroplane during a flight at Fort
Myer, Va., five weeks ago, will soon
be able to leave for his home at
Dayton, O. His most serious injury
was a broken thigh and the splint
was removed from this Sunday It
was . found upon measuring the left
leg, the one injured, that it is but a
quarter of an inch shorter than the
other. An X-ray examination of the
fracture showed that the knitting of
the broken bones has been perfect.
Chapel Hill Man Elected President
of Peat Producers' Society.
Toledo, O., Special. The second
annual convention of the American
Peat Producers' Society has adjourn
ed to meet in Boston next year.
Joseph H. Pratt, Chapel Hill, N. C,
was elected president. Robert Ran
som, Jacksonville, Fla., was elected
vice president for the ' Southern
To Have Lobbyist at Capital
Baltimore, Special. William H.
Anderson, superintendent of th
Maryland anti-saloon league, has
been chosen by the national head
quarters committee to represent the
rational league at Washington af
acting superintendent during tht
coming session of Congress. Supt. S
E. Nicholson, of Pennsylvania, whe
has been serving in that capacity, ow
ing to the fact that the Pcnnsylvauis
legislature will be in session this
winter, will be compelled to give his
entire time to looking after legisla
tion in that State.
HAINES PLEADS INSANITY
Capt. Peter C. Hains Will Plead That
He Was Temporarily Insane When
He Killed William E. Annis De
murrer of Denfense Overruled
Date For Trial to Be Set Monday.
New York, Special. Temporary in
sanity will be the defense of Capt.
Peter C. Hains, Jr., United States
army, who killed William E. Annis
at the Bayside Yacht Club's landing
In the Supreme Court at Flushing,
L. I., Judge Garretson overruled the
demurrer entered by counsel for the
defense in the case of Thornton Jen
kins Hains,- brother of the captain,
which set up the claim that the in
dictment was' defective in that it
charged Jenkins Hains both as prin
cipal and accessory before the fact.
Jenkins Hains was then called to the
bar and pleaded to the indictment
not guilty. J. F. Mclntyre, of coun
sel for the defense, entered a plea
of not guilty for Captain Hains, on
the ground that at the time of the
killing of Annis, Captain Hains was
insane. District Attorney Darrin of
fered no objection to the plea so that
the court could set a date for the be
ginning of the trial. This Judge Gar
retson said he "preferred to leave to
the judge who would preside at the
November term of the court.
Mr. Darrin announced that he will
go before the Supreme Court , at
Flushing next Monday and ask that
the trial of Thornton Jenkins Hains
be set for November.
He said it has not yet been defi
nitely decided whether or not Mrs.
Hains shall be called as a witness for
the prosecution at the trial.
COTTON GINNING REPORT.
Census Bureau Says 6,283,780 Bales
Have Been Ginned From Growth
of 1903 Up to October 18th. ,
Washington," Special.--The census
report on cotton issued Mondav shows
a total, of 6,283,780 bales, counting
round as half bales, ginned from the
growth of 1903, up to October JSth,
and a total of 25,440 active ginneries.
This is as compared with 4,420,258
bales ginned for 1907; 4,931,621 ior
1906; 4,990,566 for 1905, and 6,417,
894 for 1904. The number of active
ginneries in 1907 was 24,926, for 1906
was 26,125, and for 1905 was 20,577.
Round bales included this year num
ber 115,438, as compared with 97,797
for 1907; 132,144 for 1906, and 146,
574 for 1905. Sea Island bales ag
gregate 32,462 for 1908; 18,775 for
1907; 12,091 for 1906, and 31,487 for
1905. The report by States, ; giving
bales (counting round bales as half
bales) and active ginneries, respec
tively, is as follows:
Alabama, 690,788 and 3,295.
Arkansas, 347,108 and 1,934.
Florida, 34,577 and 231. .
Georgia, 1,119,617 and 4,2500.
Kentucky and New Mexico, 566
Louisiana, 206,207 and 1,499.
Mississippi, 621,425 and 3,190.
Missouri, 20,234 and 66.
North Carolina, 276,173 and 2,443.
Oklahoma, 131,578 and S62.
South Carolina, 659,076 and 3,046.
v Tennessee, 132,227 and 581.
Taxes, 2,041,570 and 3,973.
Virginia, 12,816 and 63.
The report also announces that the
corrected statistics of the quantity
to September 25th are 2,590,639 cor
Mrs. Magness Pleads For Clemency
For Her Deserted Husband.
Washington, Special. Assistant
Secretary Newberry, of the Navy
recenved a letter from Mrs. Magness
asking clemency for her husband.
Mr. Newberry said the letter was one
of the kind that is constantly being
received by him, that it will be re
plied to in the usual way, and the
usual course will be taken in relation
to the Magness case. He declined to
make the letter public.
Dr. J. W. Moore Discharged From
Paris, By Cable. Dr. John Miller
Moore, of South Carolina, who has
been confined here in an asylum for
the insane, was discharged from the
asylum Monday night and placed in
the charge of his brother-in-law E.
II. Fullenwide, who will take him
back to the United States.
Cashier Found Guilty.
Pittsburg, Pa., Special. William
Montgomery, former cashier of the
defunct Allegheny National Bank,
which failed some time ago for over
$1,000,000, who was placed on trial
last Friday on two indictments charg
ing the embezzlement and abstraction
of $409,000, was found guilty as in
dicated by a jury in the United
States District Court. Montgomery
was immediately plaeod on trial on
a third and last indictment, t barg
ing him with the misapplication of
$141,000 in bonds.
Two Lawyers Assasffed s
One Murdered By fc!c
A VERY DEPLORABLE AFHE
Prominent Tennessee Attorneys Cz
ed From Their Rooms ia & Umz:.
City Tenn., Hotel by a Ea&d c
Masked Men and Carried to tbf
Banks of a Lake, Where One i.
Strang Up and His Body RltMTrf:
Union City, Tenn., SpeciaL Cfcl
R. Z. Taylor, aged 60 years, and Capt
Quinten Rankin, both prominent at-t
torneys of Trenton, Tenn., were tak-t
en from Ward 's Hotel at Walnut Ley:
Tenn., fifteen miles from here Tues-t
day night by masked "night-ridera!
and 1 was murdered. Capt. Rankin Vs
Doay was round luesday monuegi
riddled with bullets and hawgiTg
from a tree one mile from the bot&k
Tiptonville, Tenn., Special- Um
harmed, save numerous scratches re
teived in a thirty-hour trip throug!
unfamiliar woods and the fatigue in
cident to the trip without food aiu
the mental strain, Col. R. Zachary
Taylor reached here after a miracu
lous escape from the night-riders aft
Reel Foot Lake, who mudered his
partner. Captain Quinten Rankin.
His own story of his experiences,
was told by him as follows: "JTg&
day night last Captain Rankin ac4
I went to Reel Foot Lake in re
sponse to letter from a Mr. Carpen
ter of Union City, who wanted to
lease some timber lands. On our av
rival at the lake we went to the Lofj
CO n W? r- -w.fi TTt a! nn W vr
ter supper, retired. Some time dor-
ing the night we were aroused by
some one knocking at our door, arsd
on opening the door a mob of mask
ed men was found standing in tfc
hall. We were ordered to dress - anil
as the leader of the mob said hm I
wanted to talk to us, we put on trnsr
clothes and accompnied the men fo
the back of the lake some distance
from the hotel.
"The leader of the mob talked,
with us telling as we were associat
ing too much with Judge Harris audi
were taking entirely too much inter
est in the lake. He said that tea
course of Harris and the West Tex,
nessee Land Company in prohibiting
free fishing was causing the starva
tion of women and children, and that
something had to be done.
"I never dreamed that the mob in
tended us any harm, but just then the
mob threw a rope around Captain
Rankin's neck and swunjr. him to tt
limb. He protested and said: 'Gen
tlemen, do not kill ne,1 and the repl
of the mob was n volley of 50 shotak.
"This was tho first evidence of any
intention to harm ns and when thm
firing began I jumped into a bayoxt,
and made for a sunken log. Behind!
this I hid and the mob fired several
hundred shots into the log. They
evidently believed I was dead, for t
heard one of them say: "He's dead
and let him go,' and with that fee
"I remained in the water until af
ter the mob was out of hearing rnd
went to an island in the lake where
remained all day Tuesday. At night
I started out and walked all mgiit;
coming up to a huse at 6 o'eloclc
Governor Directs Search.
Union City, Tenn., Special. Gov
ernor Patterson, who arrived hem
Wednesday night, began early Thurs
day to direct operations toward ap
prehension of those concerned in the
murder of Captain Rankin at Reel
Fqot Lake. One hundred and fifty
militiamen, under command f. Cot
W. C. Tatom, arrived and were dia
tributed throughout the district
Posses started from this city tn
search for Colonel Taylor.
Governor Patterson gave sut th
following statement before it vas
learned that Colonel Taylor had not
been killed : -
"I have offered the largest reward,
the law will permit for the arrest a.vd.
conviction of the assassins and haw
ordered out troops. I have believetL
that the military should be the last
resort of a State governed by law bat
the time has now come when it is nsy
duty as Governor to use all the pow
er at my command to restore rdeat
in the region where these assassina
tions have occurred and to assist th
courts in the apprehension and pun
ishment of the perpetrators. It msrfc
be taken by all as a purpose dellbr
ately formed and I hope no man rr
body of men anywhere in the State
will fail to understand it. We haT
had enough of lawless acts, oST
thefts, intimidation and other mf-fa-ods
of terrorizing citizens and erm
munities. These f houl.l be stopveI
and must be stopped, or the eonrw
nuences will have to bo aeceptrdL
For the present I have left lh& crrat
paicn for the - Governorship, befitt
ing the upholding of law and order-
in our State is ot more ic:pa-j
than political discussion."