fci- a Year, lo Adranca.
"FOR GOD, FOK COUNTRY AND FOR TRUTH."
Staff Cfy S Cat.
PLYMOUTH, N, 0.. FRIDAY, JANUAKY 7, 1910.
111 Eil M ll IB
Tcbacco Kings Put Forth Big
THE TOTAL LENGTH 657 MILES.
Commission Granted in Columbia For
an Extension of the Anderson Sys
tam to Spartanburg.
Columbia, S. C, Special The en
terprise backed by J. 15- Duke and
15. X. Duke, the tobacco kings,
which proposed to extend the Ander
son interbuan trolley system from
Belton through Williamston, Pelzer
and Piedmont on to Greenville and
thence 30 miles to Spartanburg has
been commissioned by Secretary
Stile. The initial capital is $300,000
-with an ultimate two million. The
name of the corporation is the Green
ville, Spartanburg and Anderson
Railway Company. The corporators
are J. B. Duke, B. N. Duke, Ellison
Smythe, W. J. Thackston, II. J.
llaynesworth,' Lewis W. Parker.
. From Greenville the line is to be
built to Tavlor's Creek, Pelham,
Duncan, Reidsville, Wellford, Lock
hart, Fnirforest, Spartan Mills. The
total length of the line will be G57
MERGER OF TRUST COMPANIES
J. Pierpont Morgan, Thomas F. Ryan
and Levi P. Morton Link Hands.
New York, Special. J. Pierpont
Morgan, Thomas F. Ryan and Levi
P. Morton have linked hands in New
York in a trust company merger,
which unites resources of $150,000,
000. It is a triple combination,
bringing the Guaranty Trust Com
pany, the Morton Trust Company
.and' the Fifth Avenue Trust Com
pany, all of this citv, under one head
with the title of the Guaranty Trust
Company. The merger is perhaps
the largest of its kind in the United
Investigate ReejJyJ&rk Wreck.
ttnlipo-h. N. C. Snccialcr-Chairman
McNeill of the Corporation Commis
sion announces that oil the 12th of
January the investigation into the
railway wreck at Reedy Fork creek,
on the Southern Railway, near
Greensboro, last month, in Avhich a
dozen or more people lost their lives,
-will be investigated. The witnesses
will include all whom the railway of
fers, the coroner's jury, etc. This
investigation will be full of interest.
Governor Haskell Wins.
Washington, Special. The case of
the Prairie Oil and Gas Company,
-which attracted so much attention in
Oklahoma during the campaign of
1908, because of the intervention by
Governor Haskell in the interest of
the company, lias been dismissed in
the Supreme Court of the United
states. The effect of the dismissal
is favorable to the Governor's con
tentions. Boundary Line Dispute.
Ywishington, Special An order
lias been issued by the- Supreme
Court of the United States in the
boundary line case between the
States of North Carolina and Ten
nessee giving each of the States
ninety days to take testimony. The
order takes effect immediately. As
complainant North Carolina will be
the first to proceed.
White Enumerators For White Set
tlmenets. Washington. Special. Directors of
the Census Durand announces that
lie has notified his supervisors in the
'South to avoid having negro enumer
ators call on whites. In case colored
enumerators are named white men
should also be named to see white
persons. In other sections colored
enumerators will not be appointed
unless at least two-fifths of the pop
ulation is colored.
Eay Lamplisre Murderer of Mrs.
Belh Gunnoss Dies i'n Prison.
Laporte, Intl., Special. A great
rowd assembled about the Lumphere
home to attend the funeral of Ray
Lamphere, who burned the home of
Mrs. Belle Gunness, near Laporte,
on April 28, 1008, and incinerated
the owner of the "murder farm"
last week in Michigan City prison
where he was serving time for arson.
Lost Ecy Found.
Louisville, Ky., Special. A search
nearly three months for Otis Tine,
the son of wealthy parents of New
Albany, Ind., was ended by the find
ing cf the body i:i a forest near his
home. . Baside it was a i:ote saying
that l:e intended to end his life and a
lie;-: n:a:-kcd "Paris green." He Avas
!?."' veai old. Since his disappearence
t-n Vk tuber 15, it has been tbe belief
that he was run over by a train and
every ae.iduit rope rled in (lie entire
country was investigated by order of
the family. No motive has been as
signed for the act.
BRADSTREET'S RE VIEWI
The Year Junt Closed Was Entirely
New York, Special. Brad
strret's weeekly review of trade
"Quiet has-folowed the pre
ceeding week's rush of business
in retail lines, while in whole
sale lines salesmen are in from
road and inventorying is general.
All obtainable information
points to a satisfactory in
many sections, indeed, a record
volume of business .done in
the year just closed. The least
satisfactory reports as to the
year's result come from those
sections of the South where crop
damage has precented fullest
advantage being takan of the
high prices of cotton.
"In wholesale and jobbing
lines a large if not indeed ree-
ord spring business has been
booked Prices of commodities
show undiminished strength and
some of the highest prices of the
year Avere made in the last wreek.
Cotton, for instance, ' reached
passd 16 cents, a price never be-
fore reached at this date since
TENNESSEE GOES DRY.
Forty-One Distilleries and Five Big
Nashvile, Tenn., Special. The
law passed by the last Legislature
prohibiting the manufacture of in
toxicating liquor in Tennessee went
into effect at midnight December 31.
Forty-one distilleries and five big
breweries are affected and all an
nounced a suspension N of operations
with the close of the business day.
It is conceded, however, that some
one of them will cimmit a deliber
ate overt act for the purpose of test
ing the statute.
Prize to English Aeronaut.
Chalons Sur Marnej By Cable.
The Michelin cup for duration and
distance covered in the air during
1909 goes to Henry Farman, the
English aeronaut who on November
3 established a since unbeaten rec
ord of 144 miles in 4 hours, 17 min
utes and 35 seconds. The trophy is
given by M. Michelin, a wealthy
member of the Aero Club of France
and consists of a beautiful prize
and $32,000 to be competed for dur
ign a period of eight years. Each
year the trophy and $4,000 or one
eighth, of the cash prize goes to the
aviator making the longest flight in
that year. The trophy was first of
fered in 1908 and was won by Wil
bur Wright, with a mark of 76.5
miles made in France n competition
with Farman and others.
Cotton Seed Oil Men Form an Or
New York Special. Cotton seed
oil men of New York have complet
ed an organization known as the Oil
Trade Association of the New York
produce exchange with a charter
membership of one hundred. Its ob
ject is to further the cotton sed oil
industry in all parts of the world.
Sales of cotton sed oil on the New
York produce exchange last year ag
gregating 2,303,500 barrels. J. G.
Gash of the American Oil Company,
was elected president.
Greater Birmingham a Reality.
Birmingham, Ala., Special. At
, the stroke of midnight December 31,
ten incorporated suburbs or rJirming
ham and a large amount of unincor
porated territory automatically be
came a part of the city of Birming
ham, giving the city cn estimated
population, of 135.000. The Supreme
Court recently sustained the act
creating Greater Birmingham and to
day the ara of Ihe new city is slight
ly in excess of forty-two square
$1,000,000 to Nippon.
Seattle, Wash., Special. Sixteen
thousand money orders payable in
Japan, worth in the aggregate $1,
000,000, were sent from the Seattle
post-office during the Christmas
holiday rush. The money came from
the State of Washington, Idaho,
Montana and Minnesota and the
Territory of Alaska.
Challenge Watson to Public Debate.
Atlanta, Special. Thomas W.
Watson has been challenged to a
public debate by representatives of
the various protestant churches of
Georgia. The challengers want the
debate to be held in Atlanta January
14 and have named as Watson's op
ponent, William T. Ellis, a Philadel
phia newspaper man.
Annis Left Only $300.
New York, Special. William E.
Annis, the publisher who was slain
by Capt. Peter C. Haiti s, Jr., at the
Bayside Yacht club, in August, 1908,
left an estate valued at only $300
JOHNSON IS PRESIDENT.
Matter of Nsxt Meeting Pllce Left
to a Committee.
Charlotte, N. C, Special The
Southern Educational Association,
which has been in session lfcre f o?
three days, after transacting, much
business and enjoying social func
tions, elected the following officers'.
President Dr. D. B. Johnson, of
Winthrop College, S. C; first vice
president Chancellor J. II. Kirk
land, of 3"andcrbilt University; sec
ond vice president C. E. Glenn,
of Birmingham; third vice president
J. S. Grabbe, of Kentucky; treas
urer -E. P. Bums, of Atlanta, Ga.
The elective directors chosen by
the association are:
Alabama Prof. C. C. Thach, Poly
technic Institute, Auburn; Arkansas
J. J. Doyne; Florida W. W. llol
loway; Georgia J. M. Pound, Atlan
ta; Kentucky M. A. Cassidy. Lex
ington; Louisiana T. II. Hams;
Maryland F. E. Buckner, Baltimore;
Missouri E. E. Todd; Mississippi
L. II. Whitfield; North Carol-o a
E. C. Brooks, Trinity College; Okla
homa E. D. Cameron; South Caro
lina II. N. Snyder, president Wof
ford College; Tennessee T. P.
BW.ley; Texas R. B. Cousins; "Vir
ginia J. L. Jarraan; West Virginia
M. P. Shawkey; District of Col nu
bia D. J. Crosby. $
The matter of next meeting place
was left to a committee. Many
cities are bidding.
Tho Ohiect of Which is Keep Do
the Cost of Living.
Washington, D. C, Special Plans
for a national boycott of those com
binations that inc-3a.se the cost of
living were laid ous last Thursday
when the National Anti-Trust League
was launched. Members of Congress
are itnerested in the new movement.
The plan has worked well in Ger
many. AmorKT' some- present were
Representative Champ Clark, tno
House minority leader; Representa
tive Alexander and Murphy of -Mis
souri; Martin of South Dakota, Kin
kaid of Nebraska, McKinley of CalT
fornia and Morgan of Oklahoma.
One matter was settled however. The
women of the United States will be
taken into memberhip on equal terms
with the men, and will have equal
voice iu the cam paign.
FIRE AT PORTSMOUTH.
Overheated Office Stove the Cause of
a $125,000 Conflagration Eight or
Ten Horses Cremated.
Norfolk, Va., Special. Fire origi
nating from an overheated ollice stove
destroyed the O. L. Williams' block
of business houses at South and
Crawford streets, Portsmouth, with
a loss of $125,000, partially covered
by insurance. The Portsmouth mar
ket and armory were only saved by
shifting winds. Eight or ten horses
weer cremated. The places burned
were O. L. Williams' livery stables,
wheer the fire started.
ASK RANSOM FOR GIRL.
Return of Little Alma Kellner to Her
Parents is Promised on Payment oi
Louisville, Ky., Special. A letter
has been received from some town in
Ohio promising the return of little
Alma Kellner to her parents on pay
ment of $5,000 ransom. The'girl dis
appeared December 8. Frank Fah
rin, millionaire brewer and cousin to
Fred Kellner, father of Alma has
gone to Chicago or elsewhere on
such a mission.
City Adopts State Prohibition Law.
Birmingham, Ala., Special. By
unanimous vite the city council of
Birmingham has adopted the State
wide prohibition laws has -regular city
ordinances. Heretofore the city act'l
with the' State laws but a decision of
the Supreme Court knocked out all
convictions. Many men working on
the city chaingang will have to be re
leased from -arrest. '
Diaz Cautions Zeleya.
Mexico City, Special. That Presi
dent Diaz gave Jose Santos Zelaya a
little friendly advice in regard to
talking to newspaper reporters, and
whispered in his ear that it would be
wise for him to refrain from too
freely expressing his opinions, was
admitted by his secretary.
Count Leo Tolstoi is ill again.
Coldest South Has Experienced.
Atlanta, Ga.. Special. A terrific
cold wave gripped the entire South
last Thursday, not even the orange
belt of far 'southern Florida being
exempted from tho freezing tempera
ture. The mercury ranged from 2
degrees above zero at Asheville, N.
C, to 32 degrees at El Paso, Tex.,
with 20 above registered at Jackson
'2H nt Tamna. A few
Texas points and the extreme south
ern portion ot the t lornla pemsuia
alone escaped the freezing blast. It
was the coldest day the South has
experienced. Ice in the Chattahoo
cheeee river at Atlanta for first time
MADRIZ FOR PEACE
But Estrada Declines to Ac
cept His Terms.
TROOPS TO BE SENT EASTWARD
New President of Nicaragua Wires
Revolutionists Leader Asking Sus
pense of Hostilities.
Washington, Special. General
Estrada, the revolutionary leader in
Nicaragua, will not accept the extra
ordinary terms proposed by the new
President Madriz as a basis for
A telegram frm Bluefields states
that on the 22d inst. Madriz had
proposed in a telegram to Estrada,
a suspension of hostilities, pending
the arrival of a committee which he
was sending to Estrada to discuss an
amicable and equitable settlement of
the present strife. Madriz begged
the revolutionary leader not to ob
struct his efforts for peace. Gen
eral Estrada in his reply expressed
hi3 willingness to meet the Madriz
commissioners, but said the revolu
tionary party would not recognize
the action of the legislative Assembly
in placing power in the hands of
Madriz. He denied most emphati
cally the Aseinbly's right to deal
with the election of President, and
stated that he saw in Madriz the
usurper of the rights of the Nica
It is not doubted here that Es
trada's known astuteness will pre
vent him from accepting terms of
peace predicated upon the prior sur
render by him of his army, arms
and ammunition this enemy. There
fore, it is not believed that the con
ference . between Estrada and the
Madriz commissioners will result in
any particular change in the present
A telegram from Managua receiv
ed at the" State Department says that
the Madriz patry is making prepara
tions to send troops to the eastward
to meet Estradajs army.
Zelaya Declares He.A Still President
Cordoba, Mex., Special Jose San
tos Zelaya says that he is still Pres
ident of Nicaragua, although he may
never go back to that country to
enjoy the privileges of the office.
Madriz, he asserted, is only a pro
visional President and that he (Ze
laya) has not reliquished the execu
tive office. He also enters a denial
that he is a prisoner in the hands
of the Mexican officials.
Camden, N. J., Special Vice Chan
cellor Learning has appointed James
Calloway of Atlantic City receiver
of the Southern Public Service Cor
poration, incorporated under the
laws of New Jersey, to build rail
roads in South Carolina and Georgia.
The company is capitalized at $1,
500,000. The receiver was appointed
upon application of Ludwig & Co.,
an engineering concern, which claims
the company is insolvent.
Anthony Murphy Dead.
Atlanta, Ga. , Special. Anthony
Murphy, aged 80, a pioneer citizen of
the South and one of the two men
who pursued and captured the fa
mous engine "General" when the
latter had been seized and carried
off from Marietta, Ga., by Federal
raiders during the civil war is dead.
Secure Contract to Build Canal.
Lynchburg, Va., Special. Scott
Brothers, genearl contractors of this
city, announced here that' they have
just secured a fourth contract on
the New York State canal at Rome,
N. Y., which will amount to $1,750,
000. Four years will be required to
do the work.
Twelve Killed During - Christmas.
Bluefield, W. Va., Special. Twelve
tragic deaths are reported from
Southern West Virginia and South
west Virginia as the result of drunk
en men walking on railroad tracks
and being killed by trains and in
fatal affrays with knives and pistols.
Madison Square Garden Sold.
New York, Special. Madison
Square Garden, eercted at a cost of
$3,000,000, has been sold to a real
estate syndicate and will be torn
down and replaced by a modern office
Pierce Succeeds Cone.
Richmond, Special. W. L. Pierce,
with headquarters at Strasburg his
been appointed superintendent of the
Richmond division, to succeed the
late A. P. Cone, who was killed in
the wreck near Greensboro, N. C.
Whole Turkish Cabinet Resigns.
Constantinople, By Cable. The
whoh' Turkish Cabinet resigned, fol
lowing resignation of Hilmi Pasha.
TOWN W1PED0UT BY FIRE
Hamlet of Holland, Near Suffolk
Practically Wiped Off the Map
Richmond, Va., Special Fire de
stroyed the Majestic theater, the
postoffice and all but one of the
1 1 I Tlnm
twenty-six Dusiness piacus m """-
let of Holland, 12 miles from Suf-
folk, Va., on the Southern Kaiiway
homeless. There was only the crud
est apparatus with which to fight the
flames, and aid asked of Suffolk was
rendered nugatoryby reason of the
absecnece of water facilities.
The total loss is estimated at
$115,000. The total insurance is
about $63,000. More than $10,000
worth of peanuts were burned.
Only twenty-one homes are left in
the town, and these are housing the
homeless. Five of these caught fire
btit were saved.
Belief That Two More Battles Must
Bluefields, Nicaragua. Hope that
the war should be brought to an end
through the recognition of the pro
visional government by the United
States has been abandoned. Many
believe that two more battles must be
fought; one in the State of Chontales
and the other near Managua.
The insurgent generals have sign
ed a solemn pact to the effect that
they will stand as a unit with. Es
trada until the last vestige of Zelay
aism is blotted out of the government
The peace commissioners which
President Madriz announced that he
was sending to negotiate with Estra
da have not arrived.
FIRST NEW YEAR RECEPTION.
President Shook Hands With More
Than 5,575 Callers.
Washington, D. C.,Special. Pres
ident and Mrs. Taft'TIeld' their first
New Year's reception Jan. 1st, at the
White House. All classes passed in
review, and in two hours and fifty
five minutes more than 5,575 people
shook hands with the Chief Execu
tive. The diplomatic display sur
passed all previous ones, and all
members of the cabinet were present,
except Knox and Dickinson.
Will Wage Determined Fight.
Atlanta, Ga., Special " To wage
an organized and determined fight"
against- the methods of dealing in
cotton in vogue at the New York
cotton exchange, President Charles
S. Barrett of the National Farmers'
Union has issued a call for a meeting
of the officers and leading members
of the union to take place in Wash
ington during the present month.
In the call Mr. Barrett announces
the determination of representatives
of the union to remain in Washing
ton until Congress takes some defi
nite action in the matter.
Greetings to All Nations.
Washington Soeciai. Precisely at
midnio-ht "on Dee. 31st an employe of
the Navy Department pressed a but
ton in the naval observatory, in
stantly there leaped from it a spark
that "encircled the globe. It lost
only a comparatively few seconds,
which did not discommode those who
heard the news that a new year had
been born. New York got the word,
both started from Washington and a
few seconds later afte rit had encir
cled the globe.
Banker Trask Only Victim.
New York. Special. Spencer
Trask, the head of a firm of bank
ers, which for many years acted as
fiscal agent ot the late (Jueen ic
toria. was crushed to death by a
rear-end collision of a Pullman and
freight train in his private compart
ment while Teturning to New York
from Yeddo, his country place at
Florida Crops Not Injured.
Jacksonville, Special. The dam
age to Florida crops from the recent
cold weather is trivial. It was
thought the low temperature had
ruined early vegetables, but only
trifling damages have been wrought
and this can be remedied by replant
ing. The orange crop had been mar
keted. Kills Two and Puts Three in Jail.
Guthrie, Okla., Special. Five
men who intended to rob the bank
and postoffice at Harrah, Okla;, ran
into a party headed by United
States Marshal "Jaek" Abernathy.
As a result tvo of the bandits are
dead, one is in jail at Guthrie
wounded, and two others are held iu
jail at Oklahoma City as suspects
It Is NVw Judge Lurton.
Washington, D. C, Special. JuUgCOmin? to
Horace 1 1. Lurton, the new associate loulders. "
Justice if the United States Supreme
Coirt, was sworn in last Monday at
Monuments to be Erected in
Rememberance of 61 -65
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ELEVEN WILL BE DEDICATED.
D-to is Selected by a Commit!..
of Confederate Veterans General
J. S. Carr, Treasurer.
Atlanta, Ga., Special. A design
for a suitable memorial to. the women.,
of the Confedearcy has been select
ed by a committee of Confederate
vetenas named by General Evans
last June. All the Southern States
except Virginia were represented at
the meeting last week in this city.
Only two artists submitted designs,
Louis Potter of New York and Miss
Belle Kinney of Nashville. The de
sign submitted by Miss Kinney was
For the purpose of raising funds to
pay for the eerction of one'of these
memorials in the capital of each of
the Southern States, the following
committee was appointed:
General C. I. Walker, of South
Carolina, chairman; General Julian,
S. Carr, of North Carolina, treasurer;
General John P. Hickman of Ten
nessee, secretary; General J. O. Wad
dell of Georgia, Maj. C-M. Felder
of South Carolina, Maj. L. C. Scott
of Mississippi and Col. James Dick
ens ol Louisiana.
The price agreed upon for tbe mon
ument ii $3,000, the veterans enter
ing into an agreement to accept no
less than ten in duplicate.
The committee named will be in
corporated under the laws of Ten
nessee as a memorial association and
will actively enter upon a campaign
for funds, appealing especially to tbe
different States Legislatures for ap
propriations. COLD WAVE GRIPS COUNTRY.
Thermometer Reaches Lowest Mark
of Season in Many Places.
Chicago, Special. The thermometer
dropped to one degree above zero in
Chicago. The termometer registered
the lowest at Charles City, 12 de
grees below zero.
St. Louis, Special. The Missis
sippi river was frozen over at the
outskirts of St. Louis for the first
time in four years. Two below zero
was reported by the government ob
servatory. ' .
Pittsburg, Pa., Special. Weather
conditions here the most severe since
1875. Damage to waterfront proper
ty and shipping along-the Ohio will
total close to half million dollars.
Had to Move Out.
Blowing Rock, N. C, Special.-
The fiercest snowstorm that has vis
ited the mountain section for years
tell last week. Ihe snow was so
deep in places that the houses of
the mountaineers were covered. One
house collapsed and many families
whose homes were strained under
the great weight of piled-up snow
had to move out for fea rthe roofs
would give way and they would be
Blizzard Cost $5,000,000.
Baltimore, Md., Special. The
storm of Christmas Day was a eostl
one to the Eastern States, says
Sun. In and around Bosto
damage wrought by the bli fa.
been estimated as high ac g and.
Along the New Englanc1 an de
was a tide which swept
ing lands and much ;
done to shinninsr.
under t lie fall of
more about 140 ex4,
carts were employ
snow, while in
ber eniploved in
nnn ir, Vituh
up and in the iM
Hurt by Hi
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