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VOL. XX. , PLYMOUTH, C FRIDAY. APRIL 8, 1910. NO. 43.
Who Will Fill the Vacancy?
Speculation over Justice Brewer's
successor names two judges, Walter
II. Sanborn of St. Paul and Willis
Vanderventer, of Cheyenne, Wyo.,
both from the great eighth circuit,
the largest in the United States, from
which Justice Brewer came. San
born is 65 years old and Vande
venter is 53.
Lloyd W. Bowers, of Chicago, now
jsolicitor general of the department
of justice, for whose ability President
Taft has high regard, is also mentioned.-
Attorney General Wicker
skam, whovis a New Yorker, was
mantioned tvhen Justice Lurton was
appointed, but the Southerner was
chosen becausrSf the president's
high personal ,Vgard. for him and
because he, like his predecessor,
Judge Beckham, .was a Democrat. In
event of reargument of the Stand
ard Oil, the tobacco or the corpora
tion tax cases, neither Mr. Brown
nor Mr. Wickersham would be con
sidered because thev would be in
capaciated. Judge John W. Warrington of the
Sixth circuit is also mentioned. He
is a close personal friend of the
president. Among others considered
Tuesday were Secretary War Dicker
son, Secretary Nagel, of the depart
ment of commerce and labor, Henry
M. Hoyt, counsellor of the state de
partment, and Governor Hughes and
Senator Root, of New York,
Tamers Being Rewarded.
Exported farm products of the
United States are steadiy rising in
value, while in many cases the ex
ports of manufactures show a decline
in the same comparative period. For
eign countries were willing to pay
higher prices in every instance for
farm products during February this?
year than they Avere in February a
year ago. The export price table
issued by the bureau of statistics of
the Department of Commerce and
Labor shows a long line of increases
ranging from 30 per cent upward.
Taken in comparison with those
figures which are quoted in explana
tion of the higher cost of living, this
newest table makes it apparent that
exported foodstuffs have advanced
abroad as well as at home.
Dollar a Day For Soldiers.
One dollar a day for all old sol
diers incapacitated in the service is
provided in a bill reported favorably
from the House Committee on Mili
tary Affairs by Representatives Sher
wood (Ohio). The bill has been be
fore the committee for six or seven
years and come before the House now
as an amendment to a measure intro
duced by Representative Townsend
(Mich.), proyiding for the retire
ment of army officers at the age of 70
on one-half or one-third pay, de
pendent upon length of service.
Baptist Preacher Leaves Washington.
Rev. Edmund Hez Swem of th&
Baptist Church in Washington has
accepted a call to the pastorate of
the First Baptist church of Dothan,
Ala. Mr. Swem has been identified
with Baptist churches in Washing
ton for twenty-five years. He is a
native of Indiana.
Remodel Lynchburg's Postoffice.
The Treasury Department has
awarded a contract to J. E. and A.
L. Pennoek, of Philadelphia, for the
construction of the extension and the
remodeling of the postoffice at Lynch
burg, Va., at $1255
Charge of Ship Subsidy Lobby.
The House Tuesday passed a resolu
tion for an investigation of charges
that a lobby was maintained in
Washington by shipping interests to
corruptly influence mombers of the
House in favor of ship subsidy legis
lation. Reduced Bates on Flour.
The Interstate Commerce Commis
sion has ordered the Lake and rail
rates on flour from Minneapolis,
Minn., to New York city and the
Atlantic seaboad, reduced from 23
cents per hundred pounds to 21 1-2
cents, beginning May 10.
Monument to President Spencer.
Preparations have commenced for
the erection of a monument to the
late Samuel Spencer, president of the
Southern Railroad, on the plaza oppo
site the main entrance to the Ter
minal Station. Washington.
He Made Confederate Guns.
Alexander Delaney, 80 years old,
of Richmond, is dead. Delaney
the plant which later came to be
the local branch of the American
Delaney was superintendent of the
Tredegar Iron Works when the Civil
War broke' out. He enlisted for
active service, but was detached by
the War Department am put back
as superintendent of the Tredegar
plant in the manufacture of guns
Statehood Bill in Senate.
Senator Beveridge Monday present
ed to the Senate the report of the
Committee on Territories favoring
the Senate bill in preference to that
passed by the House, for the admis
sion of ,New Mexico and Arizona as
separate States. The report defends
the changes made by the Senate com
mittee in vigorous language,--especial
emphasis being given to the refusal
of the Senate bill to recognize the
present election law of Arizona.
The effect of that law, it is charg
ed, would be to disfranchise a large
number of the oldest and most sub
stantial citizens of the territory by
reason of their inability to interpret
the constitution of the United States
in English. The house bill t would
make the present Arizona law the test
of citizens to vote.
Another decided difference between
the Senate and the House bill is the
requirement in the former that sepa
rate elections must be held for the
ratification of the constitutions and
for the selection of State and other
Another decided change between
the two bills is in relation to polyg-
amy and bigamy, of which Senator
Beveridge said in his report:
"The House bill would permit the
practice of polygamy and bigamy,
notwithstanding the various prohibi
Why Food is So High.
An increase of 12,000,000 in the
population of the United States dur
ing the last 10 years and a decrease
of about 5,000,000 in the number of
available food animals is the esti
mate made by the Bureau of Statis
tics from reports on these two sub
lects made respectively by the
Census Bureau and the Department
of Agriculture. The supply of food
animals has gone down 3 per cent,
while the value has increased 22 per
cent. In the meantime the price of
grains necessary for food for these
animals has increased from 56 to 75
per cent. The value of cattle, sheep
and hogs in this country in 1901 was
estimated at $1,943,000,000; in 1910,
at ,$2,368,000,000. This is an increase
of 22 per cent.
Cattle are the one class of food
animals which has come anywhere
near keeping pace with the growth
in population. Cattle have increased
in number 11 per cent, while the
population has increased 16 per cent.
There were about 2.3 animals to each
person in the country in 1901. In
1910 there are about 1.9.
A pound of lard in 1901 was worth
7.4 cents ; in 1910 it is worth 18
cents, an increase of 143 per cent.
There has been a decrease of 16 per
cent in the numberot hogs in the
Masseur for Senators.
ine united fotates benatexis goingx
to have a professional masseur. He
is to be in charge of the luxurious
bathing rooms in the new' marble
building provided for the use of Sen
ators, where arrangements have been
made for Russian, Turkish and all
kinds of baths.
The legislative, executive, and ju
dicial appropriation bill contains a
provision which sets aside an appro
priation of $1,800 annually to be paid
"an attendant in charge of the
bathing rooms, who shall be a pro
This attendant, who is to work on
the museles of Senators, is to have
two assistants, who will receive $720
New Member Canal Commission.
President Taft Monday sent to the
Senate nominations including the fol
Member of Isthmian Canal Com
mission, Maurice II. Thatcher of Ken
Working With Satisfactory Results.
President Taft in a special mes
sage Monday informed Congress that
the negotiations under the maximum
and minimum clause of the Payne
Aldrich tariff law are now, substan
tially complete and with satisfactory
He stated that to carry' out the
work of the tariff board, appointed
by him under the tariff act, a $250,
000 appropriation by Congress is ne
cessary, available immediately for the
current and the next fiscal year.
The "Black Dog" Evidence.
On a big black dog may depend
the decision as to whetheror not
any of the negro soldiers, discharg
ed as a result of the famous shooting
up of Brownsville, Texas, are to be
allowed to re-enlist in the array of
the United States. Such a dog is
said to have bounded along ahead
death-dealing mission on August 13- j uJ
THE NEWS MINUTELY TOLD
The Heart of Happenings Carved
From the Whole Country.
The Senate has confirmed nomi
nations of the five men who are to
constitute the new Court of Customs
Appeals. They are Robert II. Mont
gomery, of Michigan, to be presiding
judge and William II. Hunt, of Mon
tana; James F. Smith, of California;
Orion M. Barber, of Vermont, and
Marion Deveries, of California, to
be associate judges.
A 37-inch copperhead snake, the
first killed in Cecil county, Mary
land this year, was beaten to death.
Police are searching for Miss Sarah
Morales, a beautiful 17-year-old girl
from New Orleans, who disappeared
rather suddenly over a month ago.
The entire Knoxville, Tenn., plant
of the Standard Oil Company with
the exception of one eighty thousand
gallon oil tank, was destroyed by
fire. Fifty thousand gallons of oil
in seven tanks were consumed. A
wood fibre plant located nearby was
consumed as were four or five small
Friend W. Jenkins, the flag officer
of the battleship Maine, who lost
his life when the Maine was blown
up in Havana harbor, will be com
memorated by a statue in Pittsburg.
The bill, which purposes to appro
priate $20,000 for the statue, was in
troduced by Representative Graham,
Statistics compiled by the officers
of the senior class at Princeton
show that the average expense of a
college student at Princeton, N. J., for
the four years of his course is $3,675
or about $919 a year. The minimum
four-year expenditure reported is
$800 and the maximum $10,000.
Mrs. J. R. Etchings rushed in
front of a passenger train at Ada,
Okla., to rescue her 3-year-old boy,
who was playing on the track, and
she and the child were killed. '
The colored State fair will be held
in Columbia, S. C, November 7-12.
The scout cruisers Birmingham and
Salem will try to communicate over
a distance of 3,000 miles with the
new naval wireless station at Brant
Miss Constance Hoyt, daughter of
the Counselor of the State Depart
ment and Mrs. Henry M. noyt, was
married at Washington on Wednes
day to Mr. Ferdinand von Stumm,
lately promoted to second secretary
of the German Embassy.
Twins were boni, to Old Bel Afris,
a Siberian camel, in the winter quar
ters of a circus at Baraboo, Wis. It
is said "that this is the first time
camel twins ever niade their appear
ance in this country.
In a dispute in New York with
Benjamin about his wages, two of
Goldberg's teeth -fere knocked out.
The jury awarded him a verdict and
the Court fixed the damage at $400.
ThexSecretar of State of North
Carolina finas'that 1,387 automobiles
have been registered. - It is said that
there are five times "as many auto
mobiles in the btate at present as
thereNyere two years ago.
Sister Aurelia G. Mace, head of the
Shaker community at Sabbath Day
Lake, Maine) is dead, aged 80. Sister
Aurelia was the author of several
books and many poems.
Beeowitz is from Philadelphia, and
he says the street car strike made
it impossible for beggars to make
more than $30 a week s the "please
help the blind" game'
Governor KitcbijK of North Caro
lina, some timeftgo accepted an in
vitation to deliver the Memorial Day
address before the Daughters of the
Confederacy and Confederate vet
erans at Raleigh, May 10.
Congress' session imav end by May
15. Senator AldricIAexpresses his
belief that adjournment, is not so far
The thirteenth annual conference
for education in the South will be
held at Little Rock April 6. 7. 8.
Andrew McMulIin visited his in
sane mother at the Eastern Ken
tucky Asylum, ft Lexmgton. Short
ly after leaving'the institution he be
came violently insane, and it was
necessary to incarcerate him in the
Rising from the confessional in the
Jesuit's church, at New Orleans, Mrs.
Louis Mathis tell to the floor un
conscious, bne died before medical
aid reached her.
v Jhe American Telephone, and Tel
egraph company filed with Secretary
oi .state lvenig, at Albany .N. Y.,
a certificate of : increases of stock
from $200,000,000 to $500,000,000.'
I he Mississippi legislature has
adopted a resolution favoruig the. in
come tax amendment to the Consti
tution of the United, Stages.
Physicians and health officers are
mystified by the spread of an un-
Klentihed malady "at Grove City, Pa.,
which caused the death of several
1 he Maryland House passed a bill
prohibiting wearing of hats' bv wo
men m theatres and similar public
I OID Mil' fill
To be field at Mobile, Ala.,
THE APPOINTMENT OF OFFICERS
Miss Lucy Davi3 Hayes, Sponsor
U. S. C. V.'s Sponsor, Miss Georgia
Whiting Safford '
Montgomery, Ala. Dr. Clarence J.
Owens, commander-in-chief of the
United Sons of Confederate veterans,
makes public the sponsors and maids-of-honor
for the organization at the
general reunion to be held in Mobile
April 26 to 28.
They are as follows:
Matron of honor, Mrs. B. B. Ross,
Auburn, Ala.; chaperon, Mrs. N. B.
Forrest, Memphis; sponsor in chief,
Miss Georgia Whiting Saffold, Mont
gomery; maids of honor, Alabama,
Miss Clara Ellen Forbes, Montgom
ery; Miss Mary Henry Ruffin, Miss
Nannie Goodbard, Miss Lillie - Rad
cliffe, Mobile; Miss Mary Rosalind
Tardy, Birmingham; Miss Annie Lyde
Smith, Tuskegee. Georgia, Miss Lylia
GEN. CLEMENT A. EVANS. ,
Hutchins, Athens. Louisiana, Mis
Gladys Broadway, Monrot. Mississip
pi, Miss Sallie Hunt, Greenville; Miss
Mildred Merriweather Sledge, Como;
Miss Cornelia Wallace, Como. South
Carolina, Miss Maybelle Weathers
bee, Williston; Miss Ruth Kennedy,
Greenville. Virginia, Miss Avis Wal
ker Grant, Richmond.
Maids of honor for the general
staff for states not listed will be
Miss Frances Alexander Duncan of
Auburn will represent the Children
of the Confederacy.
Appointments for the Louisiana di
vision, named by Commander B. H.
Richardson, are as follows:
Sponsor, Miss Caroline A. Reanaud,
New Orleans; maids of honor, Misses
Georgia Richardson, Andrea Freder
eiehs, Leila Riddell, New Orleans;
Miss Georgia McDonald, Mobile;
chaperon, Mrs. P. J. Fredereichs, New
Northern Virginia department, by
Commander C. M. Felder; Sponsor,
Miss Lila II. Jamison, Roanoke;
maids, Miss Grace G. Jinkard, Reho
both Church, Va.; Miss Annie Baker,
Lamar, North Augusta, S. C; matron
and chaperon, Mrs. L. F. Fleming,
Virginia department, by Comman
der T. W. Spindle; Sponsor, Miss
Mary Darnell, Roanoke; maid, Miss
Mary Hunter Bethel, Sawville; ma
tron, Mrs. William L. McGill, Peters
burg. New Orleans, La., Special. The
following appointments were made
by William E. Mickle, adjutant gen
eral and chief of staff of the United
Brigadier generals and assistant
adjutant generals, Julian W. Whiting
and Price Williams, Jr., of Mobile,
Colonels and aides-de-camps, C. C.
Nettles, Robert Middleton, D. P. Bes
tor, Ed T. Toomer, Wm. H. Johnston,
of Mobile, Ala.; George W. Taylor,
of Demopolis, Ala.; John H. Leathers,
of Louisville, Ky.; John W. Tench, of
Gainesville, Fla.; R. Preston Crew,
of Charleston, W. Va.; E. L. Conally,
of Atlanta, Ga.
Mobile, Ala. Commander-in-Chief
Clement A. Evans has named Miss
Lucy Davis Hayes as sponsor for the
annual reunion ot the United Lonled
erate Veterans, to be held in this
city April 26 to 23. Miss Hayes is
the second daughter of the late Mrs.
Hayes, daughter of the only presi
dent of the Confederacy, Jefferson
Work on the "tented city" for
which the war department has loan
ed tents and cots for the use of the
veterans, began with the erection of
the kitchens and dining rooms and
grading. - The "tented city" faces
historic Mobile Bay and will accom
modate 15,000 veterans.
. Many of the local cl;urche3 are
tending the use of Iheir Sunday
school tnd class rooms for the use
of the veterans.
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REFUSES TO VISIT' POPE.
Col. Roosevelt Declines to Ac
cept Conditions Imposed.
Rome, By ; Cable. The audience
which it was believed ex-President
Roosevelt would have with the Pope
on Tuesday, will not occur, owing to
conditions which the vatiean has im
posed, and which Mr. Roosevelt re
fuses to accept.
"The Holy Father will be delighted
to grant an audience to Mr. Roose
velt on April 5, and hopes that
nothing will arise to prevent it, such
as the much-regretted incident which
made the reception of Mr. Fairbanks
Roosevelt's reply: "I in my turn
must decline to make any stipulations
or submit to any conditions, which
in any way would limit my freedom
of conduct. I trust that on April 5
he will find it convenient to receive
Four Boats at $2,000,000.
Washington Special. On the face
of the bids, the Lake Torpedo Boat
Company, of Bridgeport, Conn., Sat
urday submitted the lowest proposal
for building four submarine boats for
the United States navy. This was
for a type of boat of 450 tons dis
placement and the price for the four
boats would be $424,500 each, de
livered on the Atlantic seaboard, and
to be constructed at the Newport
Congress authorized an expenditure
of $2,000,000 for the construction of
these four boats, so that the bids
are within the limitation for boats
of moderate size.
Great Reception to Ex-President.
Naples, By Cable. No American
ever got a greater reception than
Colonel Roosevelt did Saturday when
with his family, he arrived here on
the Priz Henizrich.
Mr. Roosevelt, attired in a gray
sack suit and wearing a soft black
hat, appeared in splendid health and
spirits. His weatherbeaten face gave
him the appearance of a trained
athlete. lie spoke with a boyish
pleasure of setting his foot again upon
European soil and of feeling thai
at last he was homeward bound.
Postal Granted Injunction.
Nashville, Tenn., Special. Judge
Edward E. Sanford, . of the Circuit
Court of the United States for the
ed down an opinion Saturday grg
ing to the Postal Telegraph Cu
Company an injunction against tl
Cumberland Telephone and Tele
graph Company, "a Bell Company,"
discriminating against the Postal in
the matter of charges for telephone
service. The decision holds that the
Postal Company is entitled to tele
phone service at the same rate charg
ed other business subscribers.
Annapolis, Md., Special. The so
called Digges bills for the disfran
chisement of the negro in all state
and municipal elections in Maryland
were passed by the senate at a lata
hour Saturday night. They now go
to the house where their passage is
assured because of the large demo
cratic majority in that body. It is
not proposed to attempt to prevent
negroes voting at congressional or
presidential elections, the restriction
applying only to state and municipal
Ballinger Will Seek Redress.
Washington, Special. Secretary of
the Interior Ballinger announced Sat
urday that in due time he would in
stituto . proceedings in law against
Collier's Weekly as the result of the
publications concerning him whkh
are appearing in that paper.
The Czar in Public.
St. Petersburg, By Cable. For the
first time in many years Emperor
Nicholas Saturday night attended a
brilliant concert at the Imperial
Opera House, given in aid of various
military charities. The intention of
his Majesty to attend the function
had been kept secret, aiid, there
fore, no crowd collected to witness
his arrival and departure.
Church's Crusade Against Fight.
Oakland, Cal., Special. The church
federation of this district has begun
a crusade against the holding of the
Jeffries-Johnson fight at Emeryville
July 4, by instructing counsel to
take legal steps to prevent the con
test. Coal Miners on Strike.
Washington, Speeial. Two hundred
thousand organized miners of the
bituminous coal fields of Pennsyl
vania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa.
Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma and
Arkansas are out on strike.
MEN HIGHER DP"
Arrested for Wholesale Stock
FIVE OF THEM MILLIONAIRES-
Twenty-Nine Indictments Returned
Against Prominent Brokers in the
Business World For Conducting
"Bucket Shops" From Missouri
River to Atlantic Coast Placed
Under Heavy Bonds Trials at
Early Date. '
Washington, Special. The govern
ment of the United States Saturday
made its first vigorous onslaught
upon stock gambling which in scope
practically covers the country from
the Missouri river to the Atlantic
Brokers' offices in New York, Phil
adelphia, Jersey City, Baltimore, Cin
cinnati and St. Louis were raided
simultaneously at 11 o'clock Eastern
time Saturday by special agents of
the Department of Justice, who were
armed with bench warrants issued
by the Supreme Court of the Dis
trict of Columbia.
Conspiracy indictments in which
twenty-nine persons are named five
of them said to be millionaires, and
all interested in brokers' offices in
large cities of the United States,
were returned by the Federal grand
jury of the District of Columbia
upon evidence which .agents of the
Department of Justice had been
gathering for more than a year. The
indictments were withheld on the re
quest of Attorney General Wicker
sham, so that the Department of
Justice" detectives might make the
raids simultaneously upon -the places
suspected of being "bucket shops."
The theory of the conspiracy in
dictments is that every man who wras
connected in any way with the op
eration of the firms which did busi
ness in the district, had entered into
a conspiracy to relieve people of!
Violation of the law, upon convic-
tion, entails a maximum penalty of
$10,000 fine and two years imprison
ment. All of those arrested were placed
under heavy bonds. '
President May Visit Durham.
Washington, Special. President
Taft mav visit Durham the latter
knart of Mav or the first of June to
kN the corner-6tone of the National
..ligious Training School and Cha-
ietauqua for the colored race. An in-
.'i.ii a i i 1 1
vuauun to oe present on me occasion
of the dedication of the proposed
building was extended Saturday by ft
delegation of prominent white citi-
The President reiterated to his vis
itors previously expressed views to
the effect that he favors the prac
tical training of the colored race.
Six Banks to be Indicted.
Pittsburg, Pa., Special. All of the
present and former councilmen
known as the Big Five have now told
their stories to the graft investigat
ing committee. The indictment of
six banks as corporations and other
startling sensations are expected as
a result. The graft prosecution is
now busily engaged preparing cases
for the trials. It is possible that three
judges will sit in criminal court dur-
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First Place For Virginia.
Charlottesville, Va., Special. In
the Southern Intercollegiate track
meet here Saturday, in which five
States were represented, the Univer
sity of Virginia won first place,
Clemson second, Wake Forest, with
siv representatives, won fifteen
points, which gives her third place
and carries away five medals.
Glass Trust Investigation.
Pittsburg, Speeial.-itUnited States
District Attorney Jordan said that
investigation by the Federal Depart
ment of Justice into the business of
the Imeprial Window Glass Com
pany had been completed and evi
dence purporting to show t that the
corporation has violated the Sher
man anti-trust act is ready for pre
sentation to a special grand jury
which had beeu drawn.
Volcano's Horrible Roar.
Professor Ricco, director of the
Mount Etna Observatory, has been
forced to abandon his post after
passing hours of terror at the vol
cano. He says:
"One could not stand the deafen
ing and horrible roar of the volcano
for more than one day. It would cer
tainly drive him mad." A river of
lava from the arrive craters of Mount
Etna has invaded Lisi Plain, flow
ing in the direction of Cistcrna and
Regina. Borre!lo does not appear to
be in danger. Another stream is
advancing slowly toward Mount