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VOL. XX. PLYMOUTH, N, C FRIDAY, EJEBRUARY 3, 1910. NOU.
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THE WORSTjS OVER
Great Danger From Waters
in Paris is Passed.
EXPLANATION OF THE FLOODS
little Fear of Predicted Disaster to
the Great City Conditions Are
Paris, By Cable Slowly, very
slowly, the swollen waters of the
Seine, which reached the high mark
vat '2 o'clock last Saturday morning,
llf flio "frill
measured about four- and a half in
ches. The danger of some great calamity,
such as has been predicted now seems
over, although the situation contin
ues to be critical at many points
-within the city.
The effect of the removal of the
water pressure has been to weaken
foundations generally and this causes
the greatest anxiety.
It is generally believed that the
breaking of the dam at Gonnevilliers
appreciably hastened the climax by
releasing an immense amount of wa
ter, but the consequences below are
appaling. Gonnevilliers and (Vdom
bes, having' 30,000 inhabitants, ,ware
completely submerged, the water
reached the tops of the houses in the
lower sections Avhile the ilood is
backing up into the very center of
Certainly 40,000 have been driven
from their homes by the flood in the
valley of the Seine to the hospitals
and other buildings which have been
placed at the disposition of the re
The local government authorities
are displaying great devotion and
zeal in the work of salvage and
rescue. Nevertheless the conditions,
especially in the country districts,
are pitiful. The houses of farmers
are submerged to their roofs, and
in many cases the inhabitants have
lost everything including their live
A number of deplorable incidents
have been reported. Several shop
keepers, who attempted to charge
quadruple prices have been mobbed,
while a grocery who was driven to
the upper storv or his house by an
angry crowd fired a revolver, wound
in tr a woman. Rowdies have at
tempted to tillage many of the
houses and at several of the towns
thev have been driven off bv the
... . . a 1 1 n i
J lie explanations or tne? noons
given by French scientists are of
especial interest. Etienne Statislas
Mouniere, the eminent geologist,
considers the phenomenon to be more
of a geological than a meterological
nature. Alter explaining the action
and reaction of the water in the
strata below the surface, he declares
that the soil of the entire basin of
the Seine and tly mother big rivers
of France-had beeJme imperceptibly
filled to the point of complete satur
ation during the preceding three
jiiuiilhs of gentile rains with moder-
,-tite temperatures wnicu reiarneu
evaporation. When the heavy rains
came last week the ground Mas su
persaturated and the water ran off
as if from a cement floor.
Busy Week Anticipated.
Washington, Special. Committees
of both branches of Congress antici
pate a busy week. Several impor
tant hearings will bf ?ed in the
House. They include : i, in .rela
tion to the postolTiee deficit interstate
commerce bills, including the admin
istration bill, which, by the way, will
receive attention by the Senate com
mittee as well; charges of extravi--gauce
made by Representative Hitch
cock of Nebraska, against Secretary
Ballinger, as well as the joint hearing
in relation to the Ballinger-Pinehot
House to House Canvass.
Washington, Special. Acting for
some unknown person or persons a
number of agents began a house to
Iiouse eanvass in this city seeking
subscriptions to a monster petition
to be presented to President Taft for
the pardon of Banker Morse, who
lias begun to serve a 15-year sen
tence in the Atlanta penitentiary.
Washington, Special. J. D. Long,
passed 'Assistant Surgeon in the pub
lic health service, has been directed
to proceed to Columbia, S. C, and
other places in that vicinity for the
purpose of continuing the investiga
tion into the cause, nature and meth
od transmission of psllagra.
Killed in Wrack.
London. By Cable. As a result of
two third-class cars and a Pullman
crashing into the station at Stroal's
"Nest, eight were killed and 30 in
jured last Saturday. The train was
Tunning 40 miles an hour when the
ardent harr,i'"- ' .
FLOODS IN EUROPE,
In Fast Centuries.
1101 Thousands drowned in Sicily
117.'$ Ziryder Zee enlarged by floods
l'J.19 Norland, Norway, lake burst.
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1483 -The "great waters" caused by
the overflow of the Severn.
1521 Holland, 100,000 lives lost.
1530 Holland, dikes break, 400,000
1570 Holland, 20,000 people perish
1616 Greatest flood ever recorded
in Paris. .
1 646 Holland, 110,000 perish.
1802 Great floods in Paris.
1813 Austria-Hungary and Poland,
1825 Jutland made an island by in
undation of sea.
1840 France, overflow of Saone and
Rhone swept away many villages.
1846 Disastrous inundation in the
centre, west and southwest of
1852 Floods in Europe from Bel
gium to Switzerland.
185f South of France, damage $25,-
1S66 Great floods in France.
1875 Large part of Toulouse de
stroyed by the rising of the
Garonne, 1,000 lives lost. .
T876 Great floods ' in France and
Holland; .' . I'- " . . ' . . .
1 010 Second greatestflood. insPafis ;
, . other-- inundations in the .south
t. of Europe. . .... V. r.
GEN. WM. F. DRAPER DEAD.
Former Ambassador to Italy and a
War Veteran Passes Away.
Washington, D. C, Special. Gen.
Win. F. Draper, former ambassador
to Italy, died at his home here after
a prolonged illness, aged C8 years.
Brig. Gen. Draper was born in
Lowell, -Mass., April 9, 1842, the son
of George and Hannah Thwing
Draper. He served in the Union
army from 1861 to 1864, holding
eommissionsx from second lieutennt
to lieutenant colonel, commanding,
and also colonel and brigadier gen
eral bv brevet. He was --twice---found-
In 188 lie wasH Presidential elec
tor, and he served as a Republican
member in the 53rd and 55th Con
gresses, declining a third nomination.
In 1897 he was appointed ambassa
dor to Ilalv, holding that post until
He served as commander of the
Loyal Legion of Massachusetts, was
a member of the Army and Navy
Club of Washington, - the Algonquin
Club of Boston the Cacia Club of
Rome and others. Much of his life
he lived in Massachusetts, of late
years dividing his time between
Washington and Hopedale, Mass.
Prohibitionists Will Put Out a Presi
Atlanta, Ga., Special. "We have
decided to make Atlanta the head
quarters for the prohibition move
ment in the Southen States.
"Every State but Mississippi is in
line, and Ave mean to fight to win."
"We are going to put a ticket in
the tield in Georgia as well as the
other States for the next election.
We are going to direct the campaign
from Atlanta and in 1912 we are go
ing to bring the National Prohibi
tion convention here."
The above statements were given
out following a conference of nation
al and - State.; prohibition leaders.
Among 1by?6.' present were: Eugene
Chafiu, Ijte prohibition presidential
candidate, and Chairman R. Jones of
Cihacog," national chairman.
Bishop Cyrus D. Foss Dead.
Philadelphia. Special. Bishop Cy
rus 1). Foss, retired of the M. E.
church, one of the best known clergy
men, is dead.
Minimum Rate is Given.
Washington, Special. The presi
dent has issued a proclamation de
claring that inasmuch as Denmark,
The Netherlands, Norway, Sweden,
Belgium, Egypt, Persia and Portugal
do not unduly discriminate in their
tariff against goods imported from
the United States, thne countries are
entitled to the minimum rate estab
lished by the Payne-Aldrieh act.
Acquit Members of Court.
Managua, Nicaragua. By Cable.
The court at Mesaya. has acquitted
General Medina, Prosecuting Attor
ney Salomon Selva and other mem
bers of the court-martial, of respon
sibility for the illegal conviction and
execution of the Americans, Groce
Cake Cause of a Killbg.
Florence, S. C, Special. In a quar
rel over the price of a cake sold at
auction at a st-hol festive? near here
Lofton Post on was fiffMy stabbed
bv Moses BaAta!i,l .ItL . 'v wsin-
ltes ia:T. ' " '
WANT WAGE INCREASE.
Also Ask For an Eight-Hour Work
Indianapolis, Ind., Special. Ten
cents per ton increase on all mined
coal is demanded for the bituminous
coal miners in the report ot the scale
committee of the United Mine Work.
i rs of America submitted in its con
vent ion last Monday.
New wage contracts are to be made
in the following districts: Indiana,
Ohio, Illinois, Western Pennsylvania,
Contra I Pennsylvania, Iowa. Kansas,
Arkansas, Missouri, Indian Territory,
Texas, West Virginia, Tennessee, Col
orado, Washington, Wyoming, Mon
tana and British Columbia. ,
The total demands are : Coal tobe
weighed before screened and paidrfor
on that basis. An absolute eifht
hour work day. Time and a half for
overtime, holidavs and Sundays mA
two-year contract to go into effect.
April 1, 1910.
TREATY IS WORTHLESS.
Foreign Powers Not in Sympathy
With White Slave Law.
Washington, Special. The treaty
ratified by the Senate March 1, 1905,
providing for universal action of the
powers toward the repression of the
"white slave" traffic has been declar
ed by DanieLJ. Keefe, commissioner
general of immigration, to be 4 ' prac
tical ly worthless."
The failure of this convention to
accomplish the good expected was ex
plained in a report of the commis
sioner general, which was transmitted
ifb "the Senate bv President Taft in
response to k Senate resolution.
In summarizing an exhaustive re
port, Mr. Keefe says;
"Practically no co-operation at
present can be expected of the signa
tories as regards the enforcement of
our immigration laws,, with which
some of the powers are Ivsimislo be
out of sympathy. The ptocuratioii of
innocent women and girls gyjmr
poses of debauchery has senlom, if
ever, come to the attention of the
bureau, and if it is the purpose of the
i treat to prevent such procurations,
the treaty's usefulness ends there.
Even with the . passage" ot new
legislation with stringent provisions,
this bureau, whichr-'has been desig
nated by the government in the re
pression of this traffic, will not be in
position to properly enforce the same
without specific financial provision
being made which will permit of an
unremitting warfare against the evil
througohut the country as a whole
and not in isolated portions alone,
this welfare being restricted, of
course to aliens."
Meeting to Form New Organization
Will be Held in Atlanta.
Atlanta, Ga., Special. A meeting
to organize the National Cotton
Products Association has been call
ed for Atlanta for February 10. The
call says "the purpose of the new as
sociation will be:
"To concentrate the heretofoj
scattered efforts of helping the gov
ernment to improve agriculture bv
means of State press, colleges, rail
roads, experiment stations, industries
and individuals, into one great co
operative movement thro.igh which
alone we can hope to achieve the
hishest; results and secure enduring
Royalty Aids Sufferers.
London, By Cable. The King has
sent 1,050 pounds and the Queen
.1.000 pounds to the Mansion Iiouse
Fuud, for the relief of the sufferers
by the flood in France. The Prince
of Wales had subscribed 500 pounds
to the cause. The Red Cross Society
of this country has made an appeal
for help; also President Taft cabled
his offer of services in behalf of the
Donations sent from the . United
States: Standard Oil Co., $20,000;
Sp&ywCo., $10,000 and Frank J.
' Bear Killed Two Cows.
Snffolk, Special. A resident of
Gates county, N. C. says that Isaac
Powell and William Hare shot a
bear beside the carcasses of two
cows which it had slain and partial
ly eaten. The bear had dug a deep
hole in the earth in order to secure
water while its feast lasted. This
was the fifteenth bear these hunters
have bagged during the season.
Tired of Rules Committee.
Washington, Special. A resolu
tion abolishing the present Committee
on Rules of the House, and provid
ing for the creation of a new one to
be composed of fifteen, members,
elected by the Hoiu;e, has been intro
duced by KeprVentative Champ
Clark, of. Missouri, the minority
The resolution prvv;J!es i!isi) the
comniiiiue snaii ie t ten "o re
vise, amend, siniplit 1 codify t
rules of procedure House a
report their concl the ta
ieat day praeli.'
MEAT BOYCOTT IS FELT.
Wholesale Meat Sale Off 20 Per Cent
At Atlantii Farmers Holding
Atlanta, Ga., Special. "The sale
of trust handled meat by the whole
sale has fallen off fully 20 per cent
since the Atlanta boycott was put
into effect the first of the past week,"
said T. R. Sawtell, the well-known
Atlanta wholesale and retail meat
dealer Saturday night while discuss
ing the present meat situation.
Beginning Tuesday of this wek,
40 labor organizations of Richmond,
Va., began a 60-day fight against the
trust by agreeing to eat no meat,
goig it on vegetarian diet.
Other towns and sites in the South
a well as the north and middle west
are joining the ranks of "We Do
Not Eat Meat."
Reports from New York say the
entire city is placarded with eat no
meat signs, and butchers are join
ing the erusade.
Meat prices were down in local
Boycott Hits Dealers, Say the Master
New York., Special. The United
UMaster Butchers of America, in a
statement given out here, decry the
meat boycott as "misdirected energy
which is defeating its own end." The
statement urges the removal of tariff
on all live stock. It says in part:
"1 is not the packer who receiv
ed the . most severe blow from the
boycott, but the retail butcher, the
man who must earn his living and
support his family through the sale
of meat. Why not go to the root
of the evil; why not seek the cause
of the disease?
"High meat prices are due mostly
to the gfeat scarcity of live cattle.
The national" government exacts a
tariff on live stock, shutting out out
side souree of supply. Therefore
we demand, in the name of the great
American consuming public, that the
federal government take immedate
steps to have the duty on all live
stock removed, i'
Farmers Withhold Produce From
Nevada, Mo., Special. Three hun
dred farmers at a'meeting here adopt
ed a resolution agreeing not "to sell
any cattle, hogs, poultry, eggs or
butter for 60 days beginning Febru
ary 1. Their action is' a protest
against the statements of- the large
packing house interests that the
farmer and stockmad is responsible
for the high price of ffiodstuffs.
A letter will be senl to, all the
farmers' associations n the United
State requesting them to withhold
thejr products from the, market.
Retail Prices of Meat Snow Decline
Boston, Special. TJpe agitation
against t lie high cost of food has be
gun to show results in Boston, a
general decline in the prices of meat
being chown in the markets. Retail
prices fell from 2 to 4 centsa pound
on the higher grades of meat.
Prices Continue to Drop; Retailers
,-New York, Special. The efMrts of
1he anti-meat campaign are still
strongly reflected in local markets.
Retailers are cutting prices on all
kintls of provisions.
Sales Off in Baltimore ; Meat De
clines 25 Cents.
Baltimore, Special. For the first
time since the meat boycott started
here the beef market showed a weak
tendency, declining about 25 cents
a hundred pounds. Pork sold for
$2 less than at this time last week.
Many large dealers report that sales
have fallen off 25 per cent.
Meat, Butter and Eggs Have Reduced
Rochester, N. Y., Special. Whole
sale meat dealers here have reduced
prices 20 per cent. Butter has been
reduced 1 to 2 cents per pound and
ecers have dropped in price.
Will Turn Light on High Cost of
Wffcshinfflon. Special. Unless dans
fail a congressional investigation 6f
the cause for the increased cost of
living .will be made, despite the op
position. Hf o Boycott in Lynchburg.'
Lynchburg, Special. Although the
widespread agitation against high
prices of foodstuffs is apparently ef
fective tlsewhere, local dealers and
brokers report no change in quota
tions to them. There has been no
effort hire to boycott meats, and the
sales are up to the usual.
Meat Boycott Indorsed.
Norfolk, Special. At a meeting
held last Friday the civic, department
of the Woman's Club of Norfolk in
dorsed the present, boycott on meats,
and pledged its moral support in in
creasing tne number of those who sign
pledges to abstain from it for sixty
Jac2son Smith Dead.
Knoxvilile, Tenn., Special. Jaek-
w" niium.i iii iiiiiive oi r-ioui.ii ivaro- , i
int vears a ".?57.enj '
ot this city,
1 DAMAGING EVIDENCE.
Declares Secretary Asked Him M
Withhold Action After Election.
Washington, Special. The joint
Senate and House committee met
last Thursday and began the Bab
linger-Pinehot investigation. L. R
Glavis, former chief ofihe field di
vision of the general land office, waj
the first witness. He alleged ,that
Ballinger overturned Roosevelt's con
servation policies and favored th
"interests," rather than the publi
and had an indirect part in th
Alaska coal frauds, etc. , Pinchot is
charged with running the forest ser
vice to personal ends, villifying th
Interior Department, etc. The in
vestigation is expected to be the big
gest overbaulment of the government
since ventilation of the postoffici
scandal seven years ago. The ses-
Cn. will be held on Friday and Sat
iday. The proocdings in the Ballinger
Pinehot injury took on a livelier as
pect when Louis R. Glavis, continu
ing his testimony against Secretary
Ballinger, told of various interviews
ke had had with the Secretary of th
Interior at various times while he
was in and out of the government ser
vice. Mr. Glavis declared that in one ol
these interviews in October, 1908,
Mr. Ballinger told him he was having
hard time trying to collect cam
paign contributions and that two men
involved in the Cunningham claims
who had been liberal contributors ic
the past had declined to contribute
because they were angry at not be
ing granted patents for the Alaska
Glavft said that Mr. Ballinger ask
ed him to hold up on the Alaska cases
until after election. He agreed tc
do this because he had his hands full
with another case.
Ernest F. Cochran Lands the Distrid
Washington, D. C, Special. Er
nest F. Cochran has been confirmed
by the Senate to be district attomev
for South Carolina.
Postmasters re-appointed foi
South Carolina are : Preston
Rion at Winnsboro; Eliza Ap
pelt at Manning; Luther McLaurin
at McColl; Robinson P. Searson at
Allendale; Thomas E. Iluiands at
Dillion; Isham A. Mayfield at Greer.
fther nominations to be Unit
States marshals: Clarence G.
Smithers, eastern district, Virginia;
John F. Poor, southern district.
Florida; Asbury B. Patrick, eastern
district, Kentucky; Frederick W.
Collins, southern district, Mississippi
To be United States attorneys:
Lunsford L. Lewis, eastern district.
Virginia; Ernest F. Cochran, South
Carolina; John M. Cheney, southern
TO RECOVER BODIES.
Congress Appropriates $100,000 Foi
Widows and Orphans Cherry Mine.
Chicago, Special. Following the
appropriation of $100,000 by the
House for the widows and orphans
ot the Cherry mine disaster it has
been announced that the sealed mine
wald be opened to recover 210 dead
bodies . buried since i fell. It is
not believed that anif the bodies
can be identified.
' Next October is the Time.
Washington, Special. The appeal
of the officials of the American Fed
eration of labor to the supreme court
of the United States growing out oi
the suit of the Buck's Stove and
Ra'ie eompany against them in the
District of Columbia, has been or
dered consolidated by the court and
set for hearing on the first Tuesday in
the ftrm beginning next October.
Tel Years For Selling Cocaine.
Jaek&u, Miss., Special. If the bill
before the Mississippi legislature
passes the firm selling cocaine will
jet ten years in the penitentiary.
Kept His Word: Suicide.
aer, a saloon' keeper, took a double
oath on the first day of the present
year. He made a pledge that he
would abstain from drinking, but
promised that if he ever did get
drunk he would blow out his brains.
He broke his pledge when he went
on a spree, but he kept his promise
by committing stifi-ISe by shooting
himself in the head Myth a pistol.
'or Ner Stflie.
aiedford, Ore., SpccuKAgitation
fov the creation of a proposed' new
state to be' called Siskiii'. out of
Oregon, lias readied si
a convention has t
a stfsce that
r I to
t Ktiroka. Cal.,
Agents Arrested in Louisville,
Ky., for Swindling.
LARGE NUMBER ARE INVOLVED
Physicians Said to Have Filled Out
Certificates Without Seeing Per
sons Named in Them.
Louisville, Ky., Special. John J.
Keane, P. J. Needham and T. T.
O'Lear, agents for a number of in
surance companies in Indiana, Ten
nessee, Kentucky, and other States
have been arrested .on warrants
charging them with conspiracy to de
fraud. The warrants were sworn out
by S. C. Renecke, secretary and treas
urer of the Indiana National Life
While the amount involved is not
stated, it is said to reach $200,000
in policies alleged to have been writ
ten on the lives of persons virtually
certain to die within a few months.
The fraud consisted in the imperson
ation of sick and incurable persons
by healthy ones employed for the
It is said that the affair involves
in one way or another more than 56
persons and relates to .fradulently
obtaining life, insurance ."-'policies-, to.
the value of $100,000. '"''.
It is also said that many persons
are involved in the affai. One
physician has, it is said, admitted
that he acted as a participant in-a
conspiracy by filling out medical cer
tificates asserting that men and wo
men he had never seen were in good
health and constituted good insurance
risks. In many cases, however, it is
believed the physicians were impos
ed upon. ,
The case was taken up upon th
life insurance cttnpanies of Indiana
and Tennessee who are said to be
large losers by reason of "grave
yard" swindlers. These companies
which it is alleged Jjave already paid
$10,000 on policy issued in the Rider
case are excluded from business in
this State, yet it is said, have been
doing business in Indiana. The
scheme is to a certain extent an old
one. Merely choosing a man of
athletic build for examination and
substituting the medical report for
tlt of a person of short life expec
tancy. Rider it is learned, carried policies
of his life aggregating $16,000, but
none of his relatives is named as
beneficiary. Mrs. Mary Quill, a sister
and Lewis luder, a brother, made
affidavits several days ago that they
believed their brother came to his
death by jxdsoning and that he was
a victim of foul play. The family
communicated with a life insurance
company in Tennessee and the mat
ter was taken up in Louisville, by
a representative of that company and
three Indiana companies. Upon these
representations Acting Coroner
Dascher ordered the body exhumed.
After discovering the lesion in the
lung, the stomach was removed and -turned
over to chemists for analysis.
When Keane, Needham and
O'Leary were arraigned" in police
court their bail was reduced to
$5,000 each on motion of their attor
neys. The case was then postponed
until February 3.
Board of Trade Adjourns.
Washington, Special. The nation
al board of trade has ended its for
tieth annual convention here. Reso
lutions were adopted endorsing radi
cal amendments in the Sherman anti
trust law, opposing Federal inspection
of grain, favoring eliminating the
educational test from the immigration
law and favoring an international
court o arbitration.
Alleged Wreckers Held.
""Lynchburg,- Special. Robert Mason
and Albert Lindsay, both white, were
arrested here last Wednesday, charg
ed with placing iron rails on the
Southern railway 40 miles below
Lynchburg last Friday, when north
boun dtrain No. .10 ran into them, the
engine being damaged but not de-
t ..it .:i i.
been implicated and tire nude'"'
rest at Reidsvilie, N. C.
n- . nan
yf--g to seiza
Sailor Heir t ry was an
Norfolk, Spiria!.-" after Da-
a fortune 1
man v. Tlan
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