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VOL. XX. PLYMOUTH, N, C.. l RID AYVMAHCH 11, '1910. NO3if.
Charity in Wrong Way.
"Why bestow our charitable ener
gies to the converting of the hea
Ihen Chinese, or missionary work in
far-oil", Africa, when within a few
hours' travel from our National Cap
ital arc to be found in the mountain
region of Kentucky thousands who
are living1 and dying in ignorance,
privation and destitution?"
This was one of the many queries
iisked the audience who heard Mrs.
Martha Gielow, of the Southern In
Vluslrial Education Association, make
nil address in George Washington
".There are to be found in this
region many gold nuggets of hu
manity of the Washington and Lin--coin
material, who only await an op
portunity to gather the fruit of the
trees of knowledge and civilization
which we are striving to plant in this
region. " said Mrs. Gielow. "Owing
to lack of funds of the association,'
we cannot do the work that comes
liefore our observation, the applicants
'for admission io the schools greatly
exceeding their means of aeeoinmo
tlalion. "Many of these people have never
possessed $." at one time in their life,
"lint they are ambitious and crave for
enliuhtmcnt on their low existence."
President Taft and Attorney-General
Wickersham insist that the
Towiisend administration interstate
commerce bill shall be enacted into
Jaw substantially as framed and in
troduced, including . the provision
-creating an interstate . commerce
Mr. Wickersham was before the
-committee Monday. The indications
are that the bill will be reported the
latter part of nest week in virtually
the same form as introduced.
There is a conciliatory attitude in
the committee, however, and there. is
a disposition to yield to the P.resi
dent "s views if he insists t hat the
-commerce coin!, provision is vital to
The President regards the railroad
bill, it is said, as the most impor
tant feat-tire of the entire so-called
-administratioM. -'He feels, that it
should be enacted into law and as
speedily as possible.
Pretest Against Larger Navy.
A remonstrance against a further
increase of American navy signed by
nOO clergymen of Post on and vicin
ity, representing all denominations,
was forwarded to Washington to be
presented to Congress. Th'e remon
strance points to the high cost of liv
ing and urges international arbitra
tion. Done In Congress. :
The Senate has passed several bills
increasing private .pensions "and pro
viding for new public buildings
throughout the country.
The post ollice. appropriation bill is
under consideration in the ..ltou.se. By
a majority of two, the house commit
tee on interstate commerce voted to
create the interstate commerce court,
which is one of the principal features
of the Townsend administration rail
road bill. This is the provision for
which t lie president and the attorney
general have been fie.hting to have
kept in the bill. The vote. in the
committee was ten to eight. .
No More Burials in Frisco.
The validity of the ordinance of
the board of supervisors of San
Francisco prohibiting the future
"burial of the dead within its limits,
except that part under the jurisdic
tion of the United States, has bern
upheld by the supreme court of the
United States. The Laurel Hill Ceui
ctery Company was plaintiff to the
To Protect Trainmen.
The . house bill so amending the
safety appliance law as to make it
cover all appliances included for the
master car builders' standard for the
protection of trainmen, has passed
the senate. The measure is intend
cq especially to lesson accidents
caused by defective sill steps, lad
ders, roof handholds, running boards
and handbrakes, or by the absence
a these appliances.
Libel Case Goea to Supreme Court.
Reaching the conclusion that it
is desirable that the questions in
volved be brought before the court
of last resort, tic cabinet reached an
agreement, that an appeal should be
taken by the department- of justice
from the decision of Judge Hough,
in the circuit o;irt in New York,
i;i (piushing, for v. ;;nt of jurisdiction,
Ihe indicUncLrt against the Press
Publishing company (New York
World) on the. cabrge of libel in
connection with the purchase of the
Panama canal property.
Banks May Have to Pay.
Discontinuance of the govern
mental practice of paying for tha
transportation of fractional silver
and minor coins distributed through
out the country lias been recommend
ed to Congress by Assistant Secre
tary of the Treasury Norton. He
says the government will save $100,
000 a year by this means, in addition
to reducing clerical work in the
subtreasuries. At the beginning of
t he current fiscal year the stock of
fractional silver in the country was
$liy,000,000, of which $132,000,000
was in circulation and the rest in
the Treasury, while mirror coins out
standing aggregated $49,000,000.
The Treasury may have to submit
a deficiency estimate for transporta
ing these coins during the balance
of the fiscal year..
Shad Under Suspicion.
The "frozen fish with the filmy eye
is to be the next subject of investiga
tion bv Dr. Wiley, chief chemist of
the United States.
The particular fish referred to is
"shad," the shad which is shipped
to Washington in cold storage. It
lias been reported to Dr. Wiley that
cold storage shad is shipped to this
city under the guise of real fresh
food which is a violation of the pure
It is recognized that bad fish is
the worst possible enemy of a sound
and healthy system. It is understood
that Dr. Wiley had called to his at
tention some cold storage shad whose
eyes had practically disapieared on
account of age, during a period of
Is at Last Captured.
After eluding the police of many
cities for more than six months,
Harry L. Waring, who was indicted
for using the name, of President Taft
in connection with the Bank De
positor's Insurance Company trans
actions last July, has been arrested
at Rochester, N. Y. He will be
brought to Washington to stand trial
late this week.
Plums Handed Out.
Recent nominations sent by the
President to the Senate include the'
following: United States attorney,
Easter District of North Carolina,
Herbert S. Seawell s- postmaster at
Birmingham, Ala., Nenian L. Steele;
postmaster at Ashevillet N. C. Wal
lace W. Rollins. . Spencer B. Adams
of North Carolina is appointed dis
trict attorney for the western dis
trict of that State, succeeding Alfred
Drop Daily Reports.
The Daily Consular and Trade
Reports which has been issued by
the government since the middle '70 ?s
suspended publication as a daily on
February. 28, and will hereafter be
issued as a weekly. The suspension
was caused by a lack of funds. The
weekly issue will continue until July,
when the daily may be resumed, if
Congress votes ihe money. The "Re
ports" have a circulation of 10,000
r.nd furnish information to manu
facturers and exporters on new mar
kets. Penny Campaign in Washington.
More than 20,000 pennies for the
$3,000 vacation home to be erected
by the Y. W. C. A. were found in
the envelopes opened at a reception
given by the board of directors at
the headquarters at Twelfth and F
streets, in Washington. One hundred
young women are out to raise the
balance needed for the erection of
the home. Pennies will be asked, but
larger donations will, of course, be
received by the canvassers.
"WTants Young Blood in Navy.
Young blood in the command of
the navy is the keynote of a speeial
message that President Taft has
sent to congress urging legislation
for improving the personnel of the
fighting force, and to remedy what
the president tei'incd ''an abnormal
condition, the result of past legisla
tion." Committee to Visit Charleston.
April J- will be a red letter day
in the history of Charleston and of
South Carolina. On that day the
entire membership of the House and
Senate committees on naval affairs,
the Secretary of the Navy and all of
the bureau chid's who can leae
Washington, will witness the pre
sentation of South Carolina's yilver-
service gift to the inagnifieicnt new
battleship bearing that name.
This announcement was made in
Washington after Mayer Rbett, E.
W. Durant, If S. Whaley, Norwood
Hastie, Daniel Sulkier and A. W.
Anderson had a eoafererK'e there
l)emand the Proof.
Washington, D. C, Special.
'roofs of Commander Peary's di-.
overy of the North Pole caused a
bw in the subcommittee of the House
Jommittee on Naval Affairs Satur
day. Two members of the National
eographie Society , appeared before
he committee with , copies of Mr.
deary's proofs to urge the granting
if a suitable reward by Congress to
he noted explorer, but the commit-'
ce declined to receive them in con
tdence, with the ultimate result that
he committee has made it known
hat unless, the Peary proofs are
forthcoming to the full satisfaction
f the committee that every bill, in
troduced for the purpose of reward
ng the North Pole discoverer will be
Identified After 14 Years.
Pittsburg, Speeial. "This js the
nan who bound me and my wife and
jurned our feet until we told where
tve had hidden our money," JSaid'
John Wagner, 80 years old, as he
picked Frank Donohue out of a line
)f eight men at the Etna Police
Station. "It is 14 years ago, but I
'hall never forget his face. I have
prayed that the guilty one would be
japtured, because those men were re
sponsible for my wife's death."'
Wants Roosevelt As Editor.
New York, Special. W. J. Arkell,
i well-known publisher of Canajo
harie, N. Y., who formerly owned a
weekly magazine in this city, admit
ted that he had attempted to buy the
New York Sun and had v hoped to
have Theodore Roosevelt for editor.
I got in touch with the Laffan people
and offered $2,000,000 They replied
that they had already refused $3,500,
D00. Later I mav trv again, but not
at $3,500,000. There" is a small syn
dicate of us who believe that if would
be advantageous for the country to
have Mr. Roosevelt at the head of
a big daily paper."
Low Rate Messages.
Chicago, Special. The night ser
vice of the Western Union and Postal
Telegraph companies, which is to be
known as the night letter service, was
put in actual operation on Monday,
March 7. The letter will be handled
under the usual regulations covering
the transmission of messages and will
be received at any time of day up to
midnight but will not be put on the
wires until night and until after th
day business had been cleared.
The charges for this night lettei
service Avill be the standard da
rate for ten words for the transmis
sion of 50 words or less, and one-fiftl?
of this rate will be charged for eael
additional 10 words or less.
Asks Fifteen Million.
New Orleans, Special. Plans t
IwUl an exposition in New Oreans t(
commemorate the completion of t!i
Panama Canal were acted on Friday
by an executive commit tee. It wai
decided that a committee headed bj
Governor Sanders, of Louisiana anc
Mayor Behrman, of New Orleans
should be at once sent to Washing
ton to seek Federal aid. Fifteen mil
lion dollars will be required, the com
Divorce is Absolute.
New York, Special. The final de
cree "ran tins? an absolute divorce ti
.wrs. Ave fining .stor, irom cot
John Jacob Astor, has been signed bj
Justice Isaac N. Mills, in the Su
preme Court at "White Plains. Tin
decree carries an agreement by whicl
Col. Astor pays' his former wifi
$300,000 a year income and $10t000,
000 in cash or securities in a lumj
Ninety-Two Crushed by Snow.
Winnepeg. Mich.. Special. At f
o'clock Saturday night , Canadiat
Pacific 'officials announced that 91
had met death and 14 injured wen
in the hospitals as a result of thi
avalanche at Rogers Pass.
To Welcome Roosevelt.
New York, Special. Eminent met
of various politics! faiths and relig
. ions, leaders in the financial an
business world, and professional met
150 in all have been named b
Mayor flaynor as a committee to d
honor to ex-President Roosevelt or
his return in June from his hunting
trip in Africa. The committee it
beaded bv Cornelius Vanderbilt.
Job Not So Easy.
Washington, Special. President
Taft . made his first anniversary
speech at a dinner of the Twenty-Four-Hour-a-Day
Club of Ihe You:i
Men's Christian Association Sunday
The 'resident frankly told his audi
tors that being a President was nc
Ask Morse's Pardon.
Dallas. Texas, Special. Petitions
are beior numerously signed here
asking President Taft to pardon
Charl W. Horse.
FIRST DAY CLASHES
Mild Troubles follow Walkout
CITY IS STIRRED THROUGHOUT.
kt Least 60,000 Men Have Now Quit
Their Jobs, So Estimate the Labor
Leaders, Though it is Thought to be
Philadelphia, Pa., Speeial. The
general sympathetic strike, the su
preme and final effort of organized
labor to win the fight of the trolley
tnen for recognition of their union,
which began here two weeks ago, is
aow in full swing.
Acting on the orders of the com
mittee of ten of the Central Labor
Union, which is directing this de
monstration of the power of union,
labor workers in many trades ceas
ed Avork Saturday as a protest
agaiust the refusal of the Philadel
phia Rapid Transit Company to ad
just the grievances of striking con
ductors and motormen or treat with
the olTieers of the Amalgamated As
sociation of Street and Eleetrie
In the Central part of the city
the first persons to feel the effect of
the mandate were the users of pub
lic hacks and taxicabs. Riders in
these vehicles, when the, clocks struck
midnight were politely informed by
the drivers that it would be neces
sary to walk the remainder of the
way. Then the non-union "cabbies,"
whether from sympathy with the car
men or fear of injury, withdrew
from the streets.
Several union trades remained at
wrok, among them the printers, whose
committee voted not to join the
strike, although most of the job men
were anxious to join in the strike.
Philadelphia will thus not be depriv
ed of its newspapers.
"More than the tie-up of business,
the authorities fear the thronging of
the thousands of idle people on the
streets and the disorder that almost
inevitably ensues. Since the trolley
strike begun the greatest distur
bances have occurred on the days
when work was generally suspended
Sundays and Saturday afternoon.
The greatest trouble Saturday was
experienced by the police at Indepen
dence square, the very centre of the
city, where despite the announce
men by Mayor Reyburn that no dem
onstration could be held on that
historic ground, a crowd estimated
at 23,000 persons gathered to par
ticipate in or watch the demonstra
tions of organized labor.
Policemen, mounted and afoot,
were there by the score with strict
orders to keep the crowd moving.
This was accomplished and it is
due to the patience, carefulness and
steadiness of the police that no se
rious outbreak occurred.
A statement issued by the labor
leaders says: "Let the Philadelphia
Rapid Transit company reinstate all
employes now on strike to their old
positions and let the company then
appoint one arbitrator, and we one.
these two to be disinterested parties.
Let the two thus selected choose a
third person and both parties to the
dispute submit all questions to the
board, the decision of the majority
to be final and binding."
This includes recognition of the
union, one of the issues between th
transit company and its striking em
ployes. The general strike which went intc
effect at midnight, has taken awaj
from their jobs according to the esti
mate of the labor leaders, between
55,000 and 70,000 men. The police
men sav the number onlv reached
No matter which is true, thert
have been ominous looking bands
of idle ones passing through tht
street s in almost every section of
the city ever since morning. It
didn't take much to stir them intc
action, and before long the Rapid
Transit people deemed it wise not tc
run very many ears.
Shoots School Girl.
New York, Special. Because he
was being teased by a number of
school children Janon Vamosky, a
tailor, fired into a crowd in front of
his shop and 15-year-old Nita Pincer
fell to the pavement with a bullet in
her left side.
Are Warned to Leave Ky Town.
Lexington, Ky., Special. A mes
sage from Pikeville says whites and
negroes were on the verge of a c'ash
there Saturday as the result of .-in
attempt by a negro to murder Mar
ion Cecil, a prominent lawyer.
Posters have been distributed all
over the town warning the negroes to
leave. The negroes are rejortfd to
being arming to resist the whites if
ay attempt is Lode to force them to
leave the twns. Pikeville is the
scene of the foraer fend battles be
tween tin McCoy and Hatfield factions.
NORTH STATE NEWS
Items of State Interest Gathered
and Told in Brief.
PROMINENT MEN SHOT.
Representative Kitchin, Senatoi
Travis and Officer Dunn- Are
Friday afternoon about 3 o'clock
Mr. E. E. Powell, Sr., a well-known
citizen of Scotland Neck, near J. E.
Woolard's stables on Main street,
shot down in quick succession State
Senator E- L. Travis of Halifax,
State Representative A. P. Kitchin
and Deputy Sheriff C. W. Dunn o
According to the best information
gathered Mr, Powell asked Senator
Travis something about not replying
to his letter. Mr. Kitchin, thinking
Mr. Powell a little out of humor,
placed his hand on his shoulder gent
ly to remonstrat-e with him, when
Powell instantly shot him down and
in quick succession, shot down Sen
ator Travis and Mr. Dunn.
The ball took effect in Mr. Kitch
in's face, below the eye, glanced down
toward the ear and was later taken
out by physicians. Mr. Travis was
struck in the mouth, having two or
three teeth knocked out, the ball
splitting, one part being extracted
later and the other part not yet lo
cated. The ball also made a cnt in
Mr. Travis' tongue. The ball which
struck Deputy Sheriff Dunn entered
a little below the shoulder-blade and
ranged upward, but has not yet been
Mr. Kitchin and Mr. Travis ar
not hurt badly but great fears are
entertained concerning Mr. Dunn.
Negro Kills His Wife.
Charged with killing his wife, Min
nie Hargrave, colored, George Ilar
grave his been arrested in Davidson
county and lodged in Rowan jail in
Salisbury. The killing, which is
showered in mystery, occurred in Sal
isbury Saturday night and the wo
man being shot to death with a shot
gun, while at work in Tier kitchen.
The cause of the murder is unknown
but the officers bold to the theory
of jealousy oi the part of the hus
band. To Build Custom House.
Messrs. John Rut and W. II
Chandler, of New York, have bought
the Rudisill gold mine in the south
western part of Charlotte. These
gentlemen propose building a custom
mill in connection with the .mine,
which will open up a market for low
srrade ores in Mecklenburg and ad
The Rudisill mine has quite a his
torv and a mint record of over $1,
D00".000. The high grade ores will be shipped
to the smelters in New Jersey.
These, ores assav as hiuh as $100 per
Southern Asks Relief.
A delegation of Soui hern Railway
officials, including Co!. W. 15. Rod
man, counsel; H. W. Miller, assist
ant to the first vice-president; and
A. IT. West fall, superintendent;
Greensboro, has called on the Cor
poration Commission in Raleigh and
filed a petition asking that the South
ern be exempted in certain particu
lars from the operations of the elec
tric headlight statute passed by the
past legislature requiring that all
main line engines be so equipped 25
per cent each year until all are equip
ped. Big Damage to Vessel.
A board of survey has examined
the Norwegian steamer Herman We
del Jarlsberg. which was damaged in
the Seaboard fire in Wilmington Sun
day night, and decided to recommend
that the vessel go to some Northern
port and receive permanent repairs.
The damage to the vessel is between
fl"),000 and $20,000.
Robbers Loot Store.
At Mooresville the drug store of
3eo. C. Goodman & Co. was entered
md from ii many articles uf value
.aken. After a careful examination
jf the stock it was discovered that
aiany pieces of jewelry were missed.
Fountain pens of Waterman and Par
ser makes had been taken and watch
hains, a ring and other valuables
Unloaded Gun Put". Eye Out.
When the mother, Mrs. II. T. Poll,
picked up a twenty-two flobert rifle
i Thursday and pointing it at In r l(i-
months-old son. said: "I believe 111
jlif-mf-. Vfm " it v:is TVi'th iic i's,i;il
i belief that the gun was nut loaded,
'that caused her to pull the trigger.
However, the gun was loaded ind it
'.red. the ball striking the lit tie tel
low in the left eye, inflicting a wound
.bat meessilated the removal of the
;ye. Medical attention was called
shortly after the accident, which oe
iurr" at the Trwidtnee of Mrs. Bolt.
Mil FOR RDINED lOffi
MILLIONAIRE CARVES ANOTHER-
Kansas City, Mo.r Special Mm
P. Oudahy, the millionaire society
leader and clubman, early Sunday
morning assaulted Jere S. Lillijr
bank president and former intimate
friend ' of C'udahy. He will be ar
raigned in. police court in one week.
At the Coates Hotel, where Mr. C'ud
ahy speW'tbe greater part f Sunday
no information as to his whereabouts
could be had. Accurate information
was. therefore, hard to get... The doc
tor said: "T do not believe Mr.
Lillis would 'care to make- at state
ment, at least not now. In fact, I do
not believe he is in shape to talk
much. He has a severe cut or bruise
across his lips that makes it difficult
for him to speak."
It was rumored that Mr. Lillis had
died of his injuries, but thh prwveil
Before cutting Lillis, Cudahy m said
to have bound him with a strong rope.
The jM)lice were called and a patrol-.
man humde to the I uuahy home,
which is in a fashionable residence
section. The front door was open,
so he did not ring the bell. Screams
came from a parlor and then groans
and cries for mercy. He rushed to
the parlor, where Cudahy and his
chaffeur ad Lillis bound with a rope,
and asked Cudahy, 'What does all
this mean T
" 'lie's ruined my home he re
plied, making no resistance to arrest.
This is all the information thus far
gained and seems to be the entire
cause of the assault.
C. W. Dunn Dies.
Scotland Neck. N. C, Special
C. W. Dunn, the ollicer mortally
wounded bv E. E. Powell at the time
down Representative Paul
and Senator E. L. Travis,
died Sunday afternoon. The funer
al was held Monday afternoon. Paul
Kitchin and Senator Travis are both
recovering steadily from their
injuries. Powell was brought Sun
day afternoon from Halifax and
placed in the penitentiary for safe
keeping. Sheriff J. II. House.' and
Clerk of the Court S. M. Gray,
brought him. They said there was no
actual demonstration that threatened
lynching, but public indignation was
running high and they thought it
safest to get the prisoner in the State
Use Magnet to Bring Up Nails.
New Orleans, Special. An inge
ious method has been adopted for the
recovery of a cargo of nails which
went down on a sinking steamboat
here a few weeks ago. A huge elec
tric magnet, attached to hoisting
gear, is lowered in the water, the elec
tric current is turned on and the
kegs re hoisted out; one by one.
clinging to the magnet.
Fifteen thousand kegs of nails
went down in the river. Sixteen
hundred kegs have been recovered b
the magnet process. Two months
more, it is stated, will lie required to
complete tin work.
Double Tragedy in Kentucky.
Berea, Ky.,- Special. Samuel Ba
kerwas shot and killed and Marcus
B. Bowlin, proprietor of the Com
mercial Hotel here, was fatally in
jured in a lhree-eomered affray in
the hotel Monday. Baker and a
brother, Burnam Baker, raised a dis
turbance and when Bowlin tried to
qniet them, the latter, it is alleged,
shot the hotel keeper. Bowlin in turn
shot Baker dead.
T. C. Piatt is Dead.
New York, Social. Senator Thos.
C. Piatt died here Sunday. The
body was taken Tuesday to Oswego.
N. Y.. when- the funeral services
'ere held Wednesday morning in the
Presbyterian church. He was buried
in the churrlivard beside the, first
Trains Arrive YTeek Late.
Omaha. Special. The first train
from the Pacific Coast to rea?h Om
aha since Feb. 2Sth. arrived in this
city late Saturday, the 5th, and was
followed by a long procession of pas
senger, mail and express trains.
These trains wire delayed by the
floods of Nevada and the West, and
many of them had traveled "2,000.
iniles more "than their schedule.
Bank Ca.-.Lisr Pardcned.
Washington. iipeeiaU President
Taft l;as granted a pardon t Arthur
B. Spears, ft.Tmer cashier of the Ober
lin 'National Bank, who is serving a
term of seven years in the-Ohio peni
tentiary for wrecking that institu
tion. Spears was convicted in con
nection with the operations of the
late Cassie Chadwiek.
,Seaato Pases Bill.
Washington. Special. Thtt postal
savings bank bill was passed by th
Senate Saturday aftersccn by a vot
of 00 to 22.