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VOL. XIX. - PLYMOUTH, N, C. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1908. NO. 25.
Occurrences of Interest Gleaned
Thirty Years for Jap.
Newton, Special. Henry ; Yamo
" kuchi, the Japanese showman, who
killed "his fellow showman and
countryman in Newton October 11th,
was found' guilty in Catawba Su
perior Court of murder in the second
degree, and was sentenced by Judge
Murphy to thirty years in the peni
tentiary at hard labor. Sympathy
was very strong for the accused man
throughout the trial on account of
the general belief that the quarrel
' which brought on the homicide was
over the cruei treatment of the two
little Japanese, girls by Kikuehi, ihe
(man who was killed. The bearjng
olhe little Jap on the witness stand
-., also Helped' him. He did not plead
self-defense or endeavor to explain
bow he came to shoot the man , in
the back, only claiming that he was
so much excited that he could not
remember how the killing eccurred.
. He was ably defended by W: C.
""Feimster, of Newton, and W. K. Self,
of Hickory. ' A
Lonnie ' Rader,, who killed Miss
Ballinger. in. the StartQwn Baptist
J)L church in September, was declared
7 insane -by a jury and sentenced to
the department of criminal insane
in the Sfate penitentiary.
The Governor's Thanksgiving Procla
mation. Raleigh, Special Governor Glenn's
thanksgiving-proclamation was is
sued last week as follows :
' ' We have much for which to be
thankful ; no pestilences or famine
or other dire evil, save rains and
floods in certain districts, have visit
ed our people ; -but with this one ex
ception our crops have been abund
' ant, bringing fair prices; and in
spite of a'' panic producing distress in
other States North-Carolina to a
great extent has been entirely free
from want, employment paying profit
able wages, Not a single instance of
xnob violence has occurred during the
year, but all have acquiesced in and'
obeyed the law. Tremendous progress
has been made along all lines of in
dustrv tad thrift. The State is out
kof (ejtanchprosperous and aggressive
business activity. Jiiducatninally
we have made greater advancement
than ever before and are spending in
the education of ouf youth as large
a per cent., according to the value of
our property as any State in the
, A Good Showing.
Raleigh, Special. B. C. Beckwith,
of the State board of internal im
provements, the duty of which is to
inspect and report upon the various
State-aided institutions, railways,
etc., says that everything is progress
ing without trouble at these and that
there are no complaints as to manage
ment. Most have been inspected and
all will be by the end of the year.
The - number of pupils at the State
school for the white blind and the
school for colored blind and deaf
mutes reached 350, 25 more than ever
before. Next Thursday the contract
will be let for" the 5,000 library
building at the school for the white
bliil. It will face to the south and
will be between the main building
and the auditorium.
Handsome Euiiaing for- Payetteville.
Fayetteville, Special. At a meet
ing of the executive committee of the
Southern Life Insurance Company
here last week, it was decided to im
mediately erect a handsome build
in"1 for homo offices of the company
at the corner of Hay and Burgess
streets. The building will cost $30
000, and will stand directly opposite
the Federal building to be ' erected
North State Notes.
Charters are granted the Burgra
haw Company, capital $125-000, the
North State Realty Company, $150,
000, and the Burgrahaw Inter-urban
Company, $500,000. All these com
panies are intended to develop the
three towns of Burlington, Graham,
and Haw River. The purpose is to
connect these by an electric railway,
furnish power and heat and to de
velop real estate at all the points.
R. W. - Bishop, patent attorney,
Washington, D. C, reports the issue
of the following patents on the 10th
instant to residents of North Caro
lina Mail box, J. T. Denny, Cromar
tie; safe, L. N. Davis, Charlotte; cul
tivator, Al J. Compton, Cedar Grove.
The Governor offers two rewards,
each of $50, for murders at Durham
whore thjave have been four honii
eules in tTit?- three months, one
T f (IP r h H ,v. -'Mojiri 1 1 who killed
'vifo with the other
From All Scctious of th Bvsy
: Four Convicts Pardoned.
( Raleigh, Special. Governor Glenn
pardons conditionally four convicts
as follows: Edward Horton, larceny,
Durham" county, nine years, the Gov
ernor not believing him guilty and
having no,, confidence in the prosecu
tor; John Atkins, larceny, Stanly,
one year, on account of his age and
good behaviour in prison; William
Davis, Beaufort, larceny, one year,
he having been seriously and perman
ently injured on the chaingang; Wil
liam Wilcox, secret assault, Mitchell,
four years, because if guilty he had
great provocation, the. prosecutor
having wronged him fearfully, caus
ing him and his ,wife to separate.
The Governor refuses pardon in six
cases : - William Lay. larceny, Cataw
ba; J. C. Black,' Jr., forgery, Colum
bus; Charles Horey, larceny, Sun
combe; Ernest Murray, assault, Dup
lin; Horace Welton, highway robbery,
Buncombe ; William Zeigler, gamb
Thanksgiving Day Orphans' Day
The good people of North Caro
lina have chosen Thanksgiving Day
as a time for special offerings to the
orphans' home of our State.
We have abundant cause for grati
tude to God. Can we in a better way
express our thanks to Him than by
heartily joining in to care for and
train aright homeless, orphan child
ren? When, impelled by a spirit of grat
itude, we do for "those little ones,
does the great Father of the father
less not accept it as done for Him 7
At present the demands upon and
needs of the orphans' homes of North
Carolina are unusually large. The
Thansgiving offering will be a great
factor in enabling these institutions
to continue their beneficent work.
The cause appeals to our sympa
thies, to our reason, to our sense cf
We, hope even a larger, number of
our people will unite this time in
the interest of this work and that
the gifts will be, in all respects,
greater than any of the offerings of
former years. We believe the in
terest of our people in this cause ia
deepening and we look for even more
liberal support to our orphanages.
Apology Met With Bullet.
Asheville, Special. James 'Moody,
son of ex-Congressman Moody, shot
and probably fatally wounded Dave
B. Vausrhnr a traveling salesman, at
jWaynesville early Thursday evening.
The affair occurred on the main street
just at dusk. The difficulty leading
up to the shooting is not definitely
known, but is is stated by eye
witnesses that Vaughn stopped Moody
on the street for the purpose of apo
logizing for an alleged insult that
Moody called Vaughn a d d'rascal
and immediately shot him, and then
made his escape before he could be
apprehended. The bullet penetrated
the abdomen. Bystanders picked up
the wounded man and medical aid
was given him. Later several physi
cians were called to the wounded
man from Asheville.
Big Snow in Haywood.
Waynesville, Special. Sunday
morning Waynesville and' Haywood
county are in the grip of another
seemingly premature snowstorm. It
commenced Saturday about noon and
continued until about 10 o 'clock p. m.
when it turned into a rain. For two
hours the rain came down, when it
turned into a regular northeast snow
storm which raged the remainder of
the night. Sunday morning it was
snowing fiercely with about three
inches upon the ground on a level and
some ten inches in the mountains.
Big Fire at Henderson.
"Rendorson. Special. The second
largest fire in the history of this
town for thirty, years occurred bun
rlnv morninc at 4:30 o'clock, when
Parham Bros.' four-story brick build
ing bagging factory was totally de
stroyed, with its adjoining buildings
on Wyilder avenue. By strenuous
efforts the residences on the opposite
side of the street were saved.
Receiver for Daily News.
Greensboro, Special. In"" the Unit
ed States Court Judge James E.
Boyd named W. I. Underwood a
receiver of The Daily Industrial
News, the appointment being made
on the petition of certain creditors
presented to the court by G. S.
Bradshaw as attorney. The receiver
is ordered by the court to continue
the publication of the paper, and he
is "directed to employ any and all
necessary help in the advancement of
his trusts." The subpoena on the
bankrupt corporation is made return
able next Saturday.
A PLAIN CASE OF MURDER
Investigation Into Death of E. W.
Smith, Whose Body Was Found in
Old Rock Quarry at Raleigh,
Shows That He Was Foully Mur
dered, Being Drugged and Robbed
Raleigh, Special. Much interest
centered in the case of E. W. Smith
the man whose body was Sunday af
ternoon found on one side of the
State granite quarry, a mile east of
the Capitol and directly in front of
the National Cemetery. The inquest
was held by" Coroner Separk and the
jury went to . the quarry. It v;as
found that when Smith registered at
the Yarborough House Eriday even
ing he had ov&r $G0 including three
$20 gold certificates; also a gold
watch and a diamond ring, and that
on his person when the body Avas
found there was only $1. It was as
certained that he was at the hotel
Saturday evening and got his room
key and this was found in the pocket
of" overcoat, which, with his coat,
was. found on a bush on the south
side of the quarry, high above the
level of the water near the edge of
which the body was found. There
were footprints near the place where
the body was found and these "were
not made by such shoes as Smith had
on. The body had been in water for
it and what clothing was on it, name
ly, underwear, shoes, trousers and
shirt, were wet, while the coat and
overcoat were dry. A police officer
was accosted by Smith Saturday
night near the " Baptist University,
and Srsith asked to be shown the
way to the Capitol, saying he did not
know the town. The tenderloin dis
trict is between the city and the
quarry. The prevalent belief has all
the while been that Smith was dop
ed, robbed, taken to the quarry and
thrown in to give the impression that
it was a case of suicide, this idea be
ing further carried out by the placing
of. the coat and overcoat upon the
The coroner's jury has not return
ed its verdict, but its members think
the case unquestionably one of mur
der. They found the tracks of a one
horse carriage within a few yards of
where the overcoat and coat were on
the bush. There the vehicle had been
The order book of Smith was found
by the jury. This had evideutly
been put at the place for it was not
there Sunday, where hundreds of in
quisitive people were looking every
where for anything. It is suspected
that one of the numerous hackmen,
the "night-hawks" as the.v are call
ed, can tell a story about this affair.
Private Teachers "Gather.
Wilson, Special. The fourth an
nual meeting, of Primary Teachers
Association of the State commenced
here Thursday, over one hundred
members being in attendance. - The
morning hours were devoted to ob
sevation of the Wilson graded school
and the work in the various grades
there was watched with much inter
est. In the afternoon jn the audi
torium, Mr. F. A.'Woodard deliver
ed an address of welcome in a most
felicitious and happy manner. The
response was made by Miss Bet tit
Sands, of Greensboro.
Annual Library Meeting.
Greensboro, Special. The first ses
sion of the annual meeting of the
North Carolina Library Associatior
was held in the Carnegie Library
here last week. In the enforced ab
sence of the president, Mrs. f Annie
Smith Ross, of Charlotte, the meet
ing was presided over by the vice
president, Miss Annie Petty, libra
rian at the State Normal and Indus
trial College. The address of wel
come was delivered by G. A. G rims
ley, chairman of the board of trus
tees of the Greensboro Public Li
Yeggman Wants" Pardon.
Raleigh, Special Attorney J. C. L.
Harris, representing J. T. Leonard,
one of the five men convicted in Fed
In.t. Mav of dynnmit-
n"- and robbing the postoffice at
nrmr, will nttemnt to secure his par
don, claiming that the other four
men have confessed in the Atlanta
penitentiary and said Leonard was
not with them.
. State. News Items.
Monday night an unknown negro
was shot, five1 times in the abdomeu
on the outskirts of Wilson by an
other negro, said to be George Ruf
fin. Tbo 'wounded man is at a hospi
tal here but is not expected to re
cover. His assailant escaped and has
not yet been apprehended. The shoot
ing "occurred over a woman.
A father and two children from
Johnson county went to Raleigh tc
be treated by Dr. Shore for mad dog
hitps Onfi child was thrown down
by a dog and its face bitten in a
THE CUBAN ELECTION
Gomez, Liberal Candidate, Elected
President By Largo Majority.
Havana, By Cable At the closeNf
an election which was conducted with
great enthusiasm and complete ab
sence of -disorder, it appears practi
cally certain that General Jose Mig
uel Gomez and Alfredo Zayas have
been chosen President and Vice Pres
ident respectively of the new Cuban
republic, with strong liberal ma
jorities in the Senate and House.
Throughout the 'island, according to
the reports, an extraordinary heavy
vote was cast, vastly in excess of
that cast in the August election
where 182,000 failed to vote in a
total registration of 450,000. This
was especially so in Havana v City,
where the vote probably will reach
66 per cent of the registration
against 49 per cent in August. The
heavy vote was due, not only to the
prevalence of fine weather, but the
strenuous efforts made to bring out
the silent vote. The slow incoming
of the returns is attributed partly to
the heavy vote and partly to scratch
ed ballots on Representatives. In
complete official returns from the
precinct of . Havana indicated that
the city was overwhelmingly Liberal.
Few returns have been received from
the provinces but estimates give the
island to General Gomez by from
25,000 to 30,00. The Conserva
tive leaders generally admit the de
feat of their party.
Negro Kills Eight..
Okumulgee, Okla., Special. Eight
persons were killed and ten 'others
were wounded Sunday in a fight be
tween James Deckard, a negro des
perado and officers.
Edgar Robinson, sheriff of Ok
mulgee county. .--
Henry Klaber, assistant chief
of police of Okmulgee.
Two negroes named Chapman,
Three unidentified negroes.
Steve Grayson, Indian boy, probab
ly fatally beaten Victor Fair, chief
of Sioux, shot through shoulder; De
puty - Sheriff, arm broken.
Seven others, slightly wounded.
President-Elect Taft Invited to Spar
Spartanburg, S. C, Special. President-elect
Taft has been invited by
the chamber of commerce to be the
guest of Spartanburg upon the oc
casion of a banquet to be given No
vember 20th, celebrating the build
ing of the Carolina, Clinchfield &
Ohio Railroad to this city. A com
mittee of citizens from the chamber
of commerce, the city council and
the board of trade will go to Hot
Springs and extend the invitations.
The banquet will be attended by the
Governors of five States and the
presidents of half a dozen railroad
Taft Renders Tribute.
New York, Special. While can
non boomed, awakening patriotic
memories of those sailor and soldier
heroes who died in British prison
ships in the revolutionary war, the
prison ship martyrs monument at
Fort Greene Park, Brooklyn, was
dedicated with impressive ceremonies
Saturday in the presence of President-elect
Taft, Secretary of War
Wright, Governor Hughes and thou
sands of people who thronged the
knoli on which the tall doric column
stands. . Mr. Taft made the oration
of the occasion and' after the cere
monies left for Washington, where he
will meet President Roosevelt.
Pushing Work on C. 0. and O. Road.
Spartanburg, Special. The con
tractors are pushing the work ort the
C. C. and O. Road. They are re
ceiving steam shovels and all sorts
of road machinery and the noise of
the blasting is like the cannonading
around Charleston in iJ64fT5nTy it is
not so constant amidangerous.
Passenger Train3 Collide.
" Jacksonville, Special. Passenger
trains Nos." 39 and 10, of the At
lantic Coast Line, came together in
a head-on collision near Camden, a
small station about ten miles from
this city Saturday morning, killing
James A. King, of Sanford, Fla., and
Alenxander A. Bell, of Palnlka, both
negro mail clerks, and slightly in
juring several others. A relief train
was sent out from here and the dead
and injured brought to Jacksonville.
The trains, it is said, had orders to
meet at Camden, but No. 30 ran by
with the fatal results.
COUNTRY LIFE IMPROVERS
Meet in Washington and Will Soon
Start on a 'Tour in the Southwest
Washington, Special. President
Roosevelt's project for the "tiplift"
of.the farmers and the improvement
of country life will receive an im
petus from the meeting here of the
members of ..the "uplift',' committee.
The "uplifters" have already spent
some time investigating rural con
ditions in the States south of Wash
ington and east of the Mississippi
river. The committee will leave
Washington for the Southwest, their
itinerary including stops in Tennes
see, Texas, Arizona and California.
Botli the Northern and Southern
States of the Roey Mountain group
will be visited. Returning eastward
the "uplifters" will hold hearings
in nearly all the States of the C'en
tral West. The committee will re
turn for a final hearing in this city
on December IS. Monday the com
mittee met with the delegates of the
thirteenth annual meeting of the
American Association of Farmers'
Institute Workers. Some of the lead
ing agricultural authorities of the
country are in attendance at the con
vention and they will probably be
able to give the "uplifters" some
valuable pointers. The sessions are
being held at the National Hotel.
Ihe New Stamps Are Now on Sale.
Washington, .Special. Uncle Sam's
new issue of postage stamps was
placed on sale Monday, at many post
offices,, but the. demand has beeir'so
srreat that at some, .offices the old se
ries will still be sold until the sup
ply is exhausted. Stamp books con
taining the new stamps have been
sent to all the large offices., The de
nominations of the new stamps,
which are officially known as the
"series of 1008," are of 1, 2, 3, 4,
5, (; 8, 10, 13, 15 and 50 cents, and
$1. The Postoffice Department says
that the $2 and $5 stamps will be
discontinued after the present sup
ply is exhausted. On the one-'cent
stamp is the head of Benjamin
Franklin in profile" from Houdon's
bust. All the other denominations
bear the head of George Washington
in profile from Houdon's bust. The
border designs of all the denomina
tions are identical, the head being an
ellipse on end with laurel leaves on
either side. Above the head are the
words "U. S. Postage," below it the
denomination. The size of the stamps
is the same as that of the stamps
formerly on sale.
Seven Perish in a Burning Dwelling
Swan Lake. Manitoba. Special.
The home of E. W. Care v. a farmer
living a few miles south of here, was
destroyed by fire and Mrs. Carey, live
fhilfli-pn and a Miss Grace Pierce, a
school teacher, who was staying over
night with the family, perished in the
flames. Mr. Carey was so badly in
jured that he cannot recover. The
fire was caused bv Carev lijrhtinar the
kitehin stove with coal oil. The oth
er occupants of the house who were
asleep were sultoeated in tueir beds.
Credit Bureau Organized at Wilming
Wilminffton. Special. There was a
meetino- here of a larse number oi
the Wilmington jobbers in the rooms
of the chamber a commerce lor tue
nurnose of onranizinjr a credit bu
reau and clearing house to be affili-
ted with the national organization!
with hpndouarters in Chieasro. Tut
object of the organization is the in
terchange of credit information be
twppn merchants of other cities. Sa
vannah, Charleston, Jacksonville and
niluM leadinsr Southern ports liavti
already organized similar bureaus
and write that they are working well
m those cities.
Ete Iron Sales After Election. 1
Birmingham, Ala., Special. Ala
bama iron manufacturers sold 50,
000 tons of pig iron in the first 24
hours after the election and inquiry
for a large tonnage is in hand. The
iron sold is to be delivered during
the first o'iaiier of the coming year.
Sis Deaths 'Result Trcm Accident.
Pittsburg," Special. Six mer were
instantly killed, another was danger
ously injured and three others had
narrow escapes from injury or death
in a mine cage accident at Ellsworth
mine No. 1, located in Washington
county. The mine is owned by the
EilsworOi Coal Company, of this city.
Because of a break viu the machinery
the cage, occupied by ten men, sev
eral of whom were minn. officials,
plunged from near the outlet to the
bottom of the rdiaft, a distance ol
FAVOR FREE SUGAR
1 1 - "
Tariff Commission May Make
Philippine Product Free
BEET SUGAR GROWERS OBJECT
Secretary of War Wright Goes on
Record Before House Ways and
Means Committee as Favoring Free
Entry From the Philippines.
Washington, Special. The allega
tion that the so-called "sugar trust'
controls the price paid to the grower
and the price charged the consumer
of sugar, the Secretary of War put
ting himself on record as a champion
Of free entry for Philippine sugar
and the general "stand-pat" attitude
of the beet-sugar growers who ap
peared before the ways and means
committee of the House, were the
features of Monday's hearing on the
revision of the tariff as it, would af
Secretary of War Wright was pres
ent at the hearing. Chairman Payne
asked Secretary Wright if he eared
to make any remarks. """
"We are now having an investiga
tion made in the Philippines regard
ing the cost of production in the
islands and other matter relating to
the question," said Mr. Wright.
"From what I have heard, the prin
cipal objection by the beet-sugar
growers to the admission free of
ditty of Philippine sugar lies in the
danger that their market will be
inundated by the Philippine article.
"It is not possible that the Phil
ippine islands could supply the actual
increase in demand for sugar, year
by year, in the United States."
Chairman Payne indicated that the
possible action of the committee with
regard to the sugar schedule would be
to recommend that a certain amount
of Philippine sugar be admitted free
of duty each year and that the pres
ent tariff be imposed on any above
that amount. He said that the men
ace, if any, was from the Cuban su
gar, which enjoys a reduction in the
tariff of 20 per cent.
"The beet sugar people say that
the American Sugar Refining Com
pany has no interest in their fac
tories," said the Secretary, referring
to the so-called "trust." "Yet three
years ago they said a trustee under
stood to represent the American Su
gar Refining Company, owned 51 per
cent o fall the beet sugar factoties.
That may be the reason why the beet
sugar industry in this country has
not grown, rather than the importa
tion of Cuban sugar."
Col. D. D. Colcoeky on behalf of
the Louisiana cane-sugar growers,
said that the methods by which "the
trust" names the price which it
would pay the grower were unfair
Says Cannack Did Not Shoot.
Memphis, Tenn., Special. Will A.
Percy, a well known lawyer, makes
the startling statement that Senator
Carmack never fired the pistol he
carried on his death walk and that
voim"1 Conner, who is alleeed to have
been shot by Carmack, was in fact
wounded by bullets irora'lus lather's
revolver intended for Carmack.
Percy says the son was behind Car
mack and the father in front, each
beinar so near the other that their
viftim was powder burned by ihe
father's shots. That the charmbcrs
of Carmack 's pistol had been firedi
means not lung, says the lawyer, tor
the weanon was in the hands of his
enemies for two hours before it was
turned over to the officers; and be
sides, carmack 's hand still held a
ciear he had been smokinsr. Ser
vices were held in honor of Senator
Carmack Sunday in many churches
throughout the State.
St. Petersburg, By Cable. The
reported promulgation of a rescript
abolishing the constitutron of the
Shah of Persia is not credited. A
petition for such a rescript has 'h"A
presented to the Shah, but it is
thought that he will not issue itt
thereby precipitating the country in
to a revolution.
Captain and Three Men Perish.
Norfolk, Va., Special. The four
masted coasting barge Independent
lies sunk near Hog island, off the
Virginia Capes. The disaster was re
ported by the Merchants and Miners
Steamer Gloucester, in from Provi
dence. The crew of the barge is re
ported lost. The Independent sailed
Thursday from Newport News, Va.,
in tow of a Lunckenbach tug for
New England. She was coal laden.
Captain Burnett, of Norfolk; and a
crew ofythree men are those suppos
ed to have perished when the Inde
pendent went down Saturday night