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" FOR GOD, FOR COUNTRY AND FOR TRUTH. "
PLYMOUTH, N. C FRIDAY. APRIL 22, 1910.
Will Have Another Chance at
PRIMARY ELECTION TO BE HELD
SenaW Percy's Suggestion That His
Election Be Repudiated or Endors
ed, Adopted by Legislature Will
be Held in November.
Jackson, Miss., Special. After en
dorsing tbe suggestion of United
States Senator Leroy Percy that a
(primary election be called in effect
to serve as an endorsement or re
pudiation to the people of his election
to Congress, the Mississippi Legis
lature adjourned sine die Saturday
after probably the most sensational
legislative session in the history of
The resolution as to the primary
adopted by the Legislature instructs
the State Democratic executive com
mittee to call the election to select
-a party senatorial nominee for the
regular term which will begin in
1913 to be held during the month of
November of this year. In this pri
mary Mr. Percy and Mr. Vardaman
will both be candidates. Should the
result .be unfavorable to Percy he
agreed, in his address, to tender his
resignation as United States Senator
for the present term to the next ses
sion of the State Legislate, an ap
pointment to be made by the Gov
ernor to hold until the nominee se
lected at the proposed primary is
seated in 1913. Both Senator Percy
and Mr. Vardaman have addressed
to Chairman Lomax of the Demo
cratic State executive committee
agreeing to this plan.
Both Virginias File Objections.
Washington, Special. The State
of West Virginia and Virginia Sat
urday filed in the Supreme Court of
the United States exceptions to the
report of Charles E. Littlefield, spec
ial master, to ascertain facts as a
Ibasis of arriving at the proportion
of the debt of Virginia before the
organization of West Virginia, that
the latter State should pay to the
According to the report West Vir
ginia raav be called upon to pay be
tween $3,000,000 and $9,000,000 to
the mother State. The principal ob
jection made is that West Virginia,
objecting to the master including in
the aggregate amount of ordinary ex
penses of Virginia from 1823 to I860
the sum of $18,000,000 as interest on
the public debt.
Football Victim Finally Passes.
Annapolis, Md., ' Special. Earl
Wilson, the Navy football player,
died Saturday morning.
Wilson, who was from Covington,
Ivy., was injured October 16 last, in
the game against Villa Nova College.
Tt was while making a flying tackle
fthat the back of his neck struck
violently against the ground. An ex
amination revealed a fraclure be
tween (he fourth and fifth cervical
vertebrae, and'the spinal cord was
severely depressed, , causing complete
'paralysis from the shoulders down.
An operation was performed by
which the pressure on the spinal cord
was relieved, ajjd physicians felt
that this would bring about his re
covery, but in vain. .
Other Lucky N. & W. Employes.
Roanoke, Va., Special. The train
men and yardmen employed by the
Norfolk & Western Railroad get an
increase of 6 per cent in pay. The
new wage schedule was arranged at
conferences held between the man
agement of the road and representa
tives of the employes.
Eight Farmers are Guilty.
Cincinnati, Special. Eight Grant
county, Ky., farmers were found
guilty of conspiracy in restraint of
trade by a jury in the. Ignited States
district court at Covington, Ky., Sat
urday. Of the twelve men indicted
one was dismissed by order of Fed
eral Judge Cochran and three others
were acquitted in the verdict given
hy, the jury. Fines ranging from
$100 to $1,000 were imposed.
Taft Endorses Southern Congress. -
Washington,. , Special. President
Taft Saturday received the executive
committee of , the Southern Commer
cial Congress. A full statement of
the purpose of this patriotic endeavor
was made to him by John M. Parker
c New Orleans and G. Grosvenor
I)fce, managing director, of Wash
ington, President Taft expressed his unre
served interest in this co-operative
endeavor to make the advantages of
the South fully known.
. The executive committee appoint
ed Thomas L. Field, now of London,
but formerly of North Carolina,
agent general for the. British hks
TO SING "AMERICA."
Program For Annual Reunion Con
tains Many Interesting Features.
Mobile, Ala., Special. General
Clement A. Evans, commander-in-chief
of the United Confederate vet
erans, has approved the program of
the general reunion of Confederate
veterans to be held here April 26, 27
and 28, made public by Chairman W.
K. P. Wilson of the committee on
program and exercises.
The program deals exclusively with
those events concerning the-veterans'
three days' stay in Mobile, that of
the Sons of Confederate Veterans be
ing separate. The cenvention of vet
erans will ' take place Tuesday morn
ing, April 26, deliberations being in
the auditorium at Monroe park, Ma
jor General George P. Harrison, com
manding the Alabama division, as
sembling the convention.
Following invocation by Rev. Linn
Cave, chaplain general of the Confed
eration, the singing of "My Country,
'Tis of Thee," by the United Confed
erate choirs of America and the read
ing of a poem of welcome written by
H. G. Barclay, of Mobile, by Miss
Vera Williams, the veterans will be
welcomed by Governor Braxton Bragg
Comer on behalf of the State. Mayor
Pat J. Lyons is to extend the wel
come of the municipality, and Clar
ence J. Owen, commander-in-chief of
the United Sons of Confederate Vet
erans, will welcome the old warriors
on behalf of that organization.
Great Choir to Sing.
The program for the forenoon ses
sion also includes a song, "The Sol
dier's Dream," by Thomas H. Halli
well; recitation by Miss Minnie Rosse
Richardson, of Alabama; an address
surrendering the convention to Gener
al Clement A. Evans by General
Chairman Jacob D. Bloch, followed by
a response by General Evans.
At the afternoon session of the first
day Hon. L. B. McFarland, of Mem
phis, will be the orator of the day.
Throughout the sessions of the con
vention the United Confederate
Choirs of America will render appro-,
priate songs. Rabbi Alfred G. Moses,
of the'Jewish congregation, offers in
vocation upon the opening of the con
vention on the second day, followed
by the report of the committee on
credentials and of the committee on
history. Mrs. Emma Labretta, of Mo
bile, will sing "The Last . Rose of
Summer." Then follows the report
of the committee on Battle Abbey. In
accordance with the custom that has
prevailed for a number of years, the
convention will suspend business at
noon and take part in the exercises
of the "Memorial Hour."
At the afternoon session reports of
the committees on resolutions and on
monument will be made and then offi
cers are to be elected. Aside from
the entertainment features of the re
union, this will bring the delibera
tions of the second day to a close.
Thursday the parade of the veterans
will be the one big feature. The
route has been selected with the great
est care in order to make it just as
light as possible upon the physical
condition of the veterans.
Sons of Veterans.
The annual convention of the Unit
ed Sons of Confederate Veterans will
be held in German Relief hall. The
program has also been completed and
it is very lengthy. There are a num
ber of addresses of welcome and re
sponses. Mayor Lyons will welcome
the Sons to the city and General
Clarence J. Owens will respond on be
half of the organization.
While veterans and Sons of Vet
erans are deliberating members of the
organization known as the Medical
Officers of the Army and Navy of the
Confederacy will be in session in an
other part of the city. This promises
to be one of the interesting features
of the reunion. President G. B.
Thompson, of Memphis, is to preside.
A local committee of the Mobile
County Medical association has pre
pared an interesting business and en
tertainment program for the Confed
erate surgeons. This meeting prom
ises to be one of peculiar interest and
it may be of vital import, possibly
invoking the integrity and perpetuity
of the organization.
By command of General Clement
A. Evans, commander-in-chief of the
Unii'd Confederate Veterans, Gener
al William E. Mickle. adjutant gen
eral and chief of staff, has issued a
general order. The order concludes:
im. 1 -i .1 -,1 1 I.
me nuuiuiT oj. our utau uas uecu
greatly augmented during the past
year by the following distinguished
leaders; - '
"Major General Robert Lowry,
brigadier general, C. S. A., and com
mander Mississippi division, U. C. V.:
Mrs. J. Addison Hayes, daughter of
our only president; Major General
Zimmerman Davis, commander South
Carolina district, U. C. V.; Major
General Paul A. Fusz, ex-commander
northwest division, U. C. V.;. Briga
dier E. G. Willett, assistant quarter
master general, U. C. V.; Colonel J.
B. Cowan, M. D., assistant sureeon
general, U. C. V.; Colonel B. F. Esh-
leman and Colonel R. K. Park, aid
o staff commander-in-chief."
Patterson Denounced for Par
doning Col. Cooper
SENSE OF DECENCY IS SHOCKED
Capt. G. T. Fitzhugh, Prosecuting
Attorney, Who Made Famous
Speech, Declares That the Law Has
Been Trampled Under Foot.
' Memphis, Tenn., Special. Capt. G.
T. Fitzhugh, assistant counsel for
the prosecution in the Cooper case,
whose speech at the famous trial at
tracted widespread attention, charac
terized the pardon of Col. Duncan B.
Cooper as an outrage. He said:
"The disgraceful haste displayed
by the Governor in pardoning Cooper
before, the ink was hardly dry on
the Supreme Court opinion convicting
him of murder, shocks every sense
"Sworn to execute the laws as con
strued by the highest Court, the
Governor, without 'even a petition
from any one, tramples law under
foot and sts aside the Court's de
cision for the benefit of a cold-blooded
murderer, whose influence with
the Governor is, and has been, far
more potent than the interest and
safety of the people of this great
Street Car Strike Settled.
Philadelphia, Special. The com
mittee of fourteen, composed of rep
resentatives of the striking motor
men and conductors from each of the
barns of the Philadelphia Rapid
Transit Company, met Friday and
voted in favor of accepting a settle
ment offered by the company through
representatives of the American Fed
eration of Labor. Since the begin
ning of the strike 28 persons havi
been killed by trolley, cars. These
accidents, the strikers claimed, were
caused by inexperienced motormen.
Women Hiss President Taft.
Washington, Special.- The Presi
dent of the United States, the first
Chief Executive of the nation ever
to greet a convention of woman suf
fragists, braved the danger of fac
ing an army of women who want the
ballot, had. the courage to confess his
opinion, .and was hissed. So great
was the throng that sought admis
sion to the hall that hundreds were
Negro National Wholesale Drug Co.
Atlanta, Ga., Special. The Lee
Chemical company was incorporated
with an authorized capital of $100,
000. The company is the first at
tempt of negroes to promote a nation
al wholesale and retail manufactur
ing drug company. In the prospec
tus sent out, the company is appeal
ing to the negro to cease consuming
everything without producing any
thing and learn to do something for
Women Suffragettes by Thousands.
Washington, Special. More than
5,000 suffragettes from every State
and Terrotory in the country are at
the national capital to attend the
forty-third annual convention of the
National American Women Suffrage
Association. They have planned an
assault on the Capitol. This will be
one of the most unusual sights ever
witnessed beneath the dome of that
Investigation May Be "Inadvisable."
Washington, Special. The Presi
dent has been requested to send to
Congress any facts in his possession
which might make inadvisable an in
vestigation of-the sugar trust frauds
unless, in his judgment, such action
might be incompatible with the in
terests of the public service.
Evelyn Thaw Gone to Paris.
New York, Special. Ambitious to
gain fame as sculptor, Evelyn Nes
bit Thaw has nailed for Paris to con
tinue her art .York abroad. She will
rent a modest apartment in Paris
and do her vn cooking. She still
receives a monthly - allowance from
the Thaw '.family but her friends say
she is permanently estranged from
Harry V Thaw, her husband.
Alabama Editor Cowhided.
Florence, Ala., Special Much ex
citerjent was occasioned cn- the
streets liere when. Mayor . Walker
puMicly horsewhipped II, E. Meeser,
editor of the Florence Herald, for
editorially attacking the mayor's
Jury Convicts Strike Breaker.
Philadelphia, Special. The . first
strike-breaker to be placed on trial
on charges growing out of disturb
ances due to the street car strike in
this city was convicted by a jury ot
assault and battery with attempt Ic
THE NEWS MINUTELYTOLD
The Heart of Happenings Carved
From the Whole Country.
By a unanimous vote the New York
Board of Estimate voted $60,000,000
for new subways and $5,539,472 for
T. White, the western counter
feiter, who escaped from the federal
prison, at Atlanta, May 29, 1906, was
captured near Houston, Tex.
Conscience-stricken after 23 years
because he cheated Governor Stubbs,
of Kansas, out of 18 bushels of corn,
worth $9, an Osage county farmer is
preparing to make cash restitution.
Aided ' by " two women, who are
thought to have smuggled saws with
which to cut the bars of a window
and provided an automobile for their
flight, two military prisoners escap
ed from the guard house at Fort
The French submarine boat Ven
toz established a record by navigat
ing at a depth of 113 feet for 24
Heedless of the man hunt for the
bandits who killed the cashier and
manager of the Victor Bank in Scho
enville, Pa., robbers made a raid on
the Thomas Supply Co. store, almost
opposite the bank, at the notorious
John Red Walters, who has a crim
inal record, paid the penalty for wife
beating at Hagerstown, Md., by re
ceiving 15 lashes,' vigorously applied
by the sheriff.
With assets of 70 cents, Brunslaw
Niemaszek, 12 years old, of Newark,
had legislative influence to procure
the passage of two bills through the
New Jersey legislature, amending
the procedure in the execution of
judgments against debtors under the
age of 16 so as to avoid their im
President Taft received from the
members of Hiram Lodge, No. 107,
Free, Ancient and Accepted Masons,
of Baltimore, a handsome Masonic
apron. The occasion was the fra
ternal isit of 300 Baltimore Masons
to the lodgerooms of Naval Lodge,
No. 4, of Washington.
Letter carriers of New York have
begun an active campaign in the in
terest of their movement for a day
of rest each week, a reduction of
Sunday work to a minimum and com
pensatory time off during the week
for those who must work on Sunday.
Seventy-two million eggs are said
to have been taken off the open mar
ket recently, and Chicago dealers say
one of the effects of this will be to
keep up the retail price.
The first of the trials of persons
arrested in Philadelphia at the in
stance of the State Board of Phar
macy for the illegal sale of cocaine
.ended when.. George and Charles' Rol
lins, colored, changed 'their plead
ings to guilty and were sent to pris
on for two years. A fine of $500 was
also imposed 'on each.
The Ohio senate passed the Dit
mars house bill, forbidding the sale
of tobacco in any form to minors
under 18 years of age. The bill as
it passed the house fixed the age
limit at 21.
The body of Mrs. Louisa A. Jar
rell, who diod in a Huntington, W.
Va., hospital of septic fever, was
carried from the Chesapeake & Ohio
Railway station at Colcord, a dist
ance of six miles on foot over the
mountains, to the cemetery.
That the province of Quebec will,
in the near future, prohibit the ex
portation of pulp wood, cut on the
crewn lands of the province, to the
United States, was announced in the
Mrs. Frank Norford, of Mary
land, has an Easter egg 45 years old.
The egg was attractively dyed and
ttched in 1865.
Certain fat men of New Orleans
are wearing a complacent smile and
affecting a self-satisled strut. They
ire members of the .Two-Hundred
J'ound Club, organized with a con
lidarable -membership , and "ample
Lexington, N. C, has passed an or
diance requiring all trains running
within the corporate limits of the
town to reduce their speed to 6 miles
Tbe liquor question figured in nu
merous municipal elections in Cali
fornia.. By, substantial majorities, 9
towns voted dry and by majorities
equally substantial 6 other towns in
Robert S. Sharp, collector of in
ternal revenue at Nashville, Tenn.,
has been appointed ' chief postoiliee
The University of Denver, Col.,
a Methodist institution, conferred
the degree of doctor of laws on
Father William O'Ryan, a Catholic
priest of Denver. -
Six women co-respondents beat five
mere men similarly classified in a
dirorce suit decided in New York.
Fred Lampey, of Indiana, 55 years
old, was gored to death by an in
furiated bull while his mother, 80
years old, looked on, powerless to as
Levi M. Longenerker, of Marietta,
Pa., has completed a unique piece of
furniture. It is a table made of 40
kinds of wood, in 2,628 pieces. It
required 226 hours ' work to make.
The International Elevated Rail
road Co. of Washington, a mnorail
concern, was chartered at Dover,
Del., with a capital of $50,000,000.
By a plea of guilty and the pay
ment of a fine of , $1,000 "and the
heavy costs of the case of Dr. James
B. Merritt, the Easton, Md., physi
cian indicted in the Caroline county
court for malpractice, went free.
The North Carolina Bankers' As
sociation is to meet at Wrightsville
on June 22, 23, 24.
Mrs. I. Fidelia Carhart, 93 years
old, arrived at Cape Charles, Va.,
from her home in Easton, Pa., hav
ing made the long journey all alone,
and, considering her advanced years,
she stood the trip welJ.
Two Bandits Rob Train.
Benecia, Cal., Special. The China
Japan mail, which left San Francisco
over Southern Pacific for the East
Saturday night was held up by two
masked men at Spring, two miles
east of here, and robbed of nine
pouches of registered mail.
After getting the sacks, the robbers
cut the engine and sent it wild, the
throttle open, down the main track,
to the East. The engine was thrown
into a ditch in the nick of time to
prevent its colliding with an east
Carriages For Ladies.
Montgomery, Ala., Special. Firm
ly believing that it is unwise to mix
vehicles with men at a big reunion,
General George P. Harrison, bead of
the Alabama division Confederate
veterans, has issued an order that ve
hicles be not allowed in the general
parade of veterans at Mobile. A sin
gle exception attaches to tbe carriage
division which will contain the ladies
and which will draw up the rear.
Commander Names Staff.
Rome, Ga., Special. Charles C.
Harper, commander of the Georgia
division, United Sons of Confederate
Veterans, announced his staff appoint
ments as follows: Division adjutant,
Phil- G. Mullin, Rome; inspector,
John- W. Bale, LaFayette; quarter
master, E. N. Martin, Sunimerville;
commissary, G. E. Maddor, Rome;
judge advocate, E. II. 'Abrahams. Sa
vannah; surgeon L. L. Kudicil, thick
amauga. New Orleans Port Clear.
New Orleans, Special. That re
ports of fraud in the weighing of
sugar at the port of New Orleans
were without, grounds and that the
government had not lost a penny in
this connection was the gist of the
report which . Assistant Attorney
General W. T. Denison placed in the
hands of the United States grand
jury in this city.
Judge McFarland U. C. V. Orator.
New Orleans, La., Special. Gen
eral William E. Mickle, adjutant
general and chief of staff of the
United Confederate Veterans, has
issued two general orders in which
General Clement A. Evans, commander-in-chief,
appoints Judge L.
B. McFarland, of Memphis, Tenn.,
as the orator at the Mobile reunion
and names Mrs. Harvey E. Jones of
Montgomery, Ala., as the matron of
honor, at the same event.
Big Salary for Some Farmer.
Washington, Special. The inter
national Institute of Agriculture, soon
to convene at Rome, meets once a
year and remains in session a month,
and Secretary Knox has urged upon
the House an appropriation of $3,.
600 as the salary of an American
member of the permanent committee.
The United States is entitled to five
uelegates to the general assembly
of the institute.
Robin Cooper's Bond Lowered.
Nashville, Tenn., Special. The
bond for the appearance of Robin J.
Cooper at the next term of the crim
inal court to answer an indictment
charging the murder of former Uni
ted States Senator Edward W. Car
mack, was fixed at $10,003
Saved by Screams of Women.
Decatur, III.. Special. Screams of
women who were awakened by an ex
plosion in the bank of Gcrbpr and
Son's at Argenta. 111., frightened
the burglars attempting a robVry.
Sir Thomas Browne, author of tte
"Ile'islo Meiici."' fceUevert in witches
FOR RIFLE RANGES
Government Will Buy Land in
INTERESTING TO MILITARY MEN
Sites Will be Purchased in North and
South Carolina, Tennessee and
Georgia Places For Encampment
to Be Selected.
Washington, Special. A bill in
troduced in the House by Congress
man Byrns, of Tennessee, authorizes
the Secretary of War, whenever it
may seem expedient for him to do so,
to acquire lands in the States of
Tennessee, Georgia, South Caro
lina, and other States, under the De
partment, of the Gulf, which may be
suitable for encampments, rifla
ranges, etc. It .is understood that
this is a step in a general plan of
acftion by the war department iof
establishing such ranges in the
- Mr. Burton, "Be Ashamed !'
Washington, Special. Santor Bur
ton, chairman of the National Water
ways Commission, opposes pending;
bill, which would appropriate about
$52,000,000 for, improvement of riv
ers and harbors. Severely arraigns
piecemeal appropriations and con
demns many of the projects named.
His objections cover wide range and
entire Senate may be involved in the
discussion. Will attack specific
items, among them the Norfolk-Beau
Youngest Mother in the World.
Chicago, Special.- Officials of the
Juvenile Court investigated the easa
of Annie Epps, 10 years old, who
gave birth to a girl baby at the eoun
ty hospital several days ago. "The
young mother's age has been investi
gated and it has been found abso
lutely true that she is just 10 years
old," a physician at the hospital
said. ''She is one of the youngest
mothers known in this part of the
Wages Increased $9;000,000.
New York Special. Substantial
increases in wages by the subsidiary
companies of thi United States SteeL
Corporation will soon be announced
to become effective May 1, it was of
ficiality stated here Saturday. The
proposed increase will apply to a.
large majority of the corporation's
225,000 employes and in round fig
ures will increase the pay-rolls of the
steel corporation by about $9,000,
Earthquake's Destructive Force.
San Jose, Costa Rica, By Special
Cable. A series of earth shocks,
varying in intensity, Friday swept
over Costa Rica doing vast damage,
the extent of which can only be es
timated at more than $1,000,000. So
far there has been no report of loss
of life, but people in the cities are
panic-stricken and are abandoning
their homes for the hillsides.
Electrical Storm in Tennessee.
Memphis, Tenn., Special. All rail
road traffic in and out of Memphis
was suspended Friday. The severe
rain and electrical storm which,
swept West Tennessee, Arkansas and
Mississippi has caused washouts on
all roads running into Memphis with,
the exception of the Yazoo & Miss
issippi Valley to New Orleans.
Tennessee Bank Hit Hard.
Spring City, Tenn., Special Rob
bers blew the vault of the First Na
tional Bank of this place and escaped
with over $10,000. Nitro" glycerine
Police Chief and Recorder Fined.
Atlanta, Ga,, Special. Recorder
Nash Broyles, of the Atlanta police
court and Chief Johnson of the sani
tary department, were fiued $10.75
by Mayor Maddox, as the result of
the fist fight between the two in po
lice const after the lie had been, ex
changed. Premier Asquith Causes Excitement.
London, Py Cable. Amid scenes
of intense excitement hardly paral
leled since the Gladstonian home
rule debates, the House of Commons
by majorities of 103 recorded its ap
proval of Premier Asquilh's resolu
tion dealing with the veto power of
the House of Lords.
Requisition for the Millionaire,
Harrisburg, Pa., Special Gover
nor Stuart has signed a reqaisitioa
upon Governor Hughes of New York
for the return to Pennsylvania of
Frank K. IIolTstot. wanted in Pitt-
burg on bribery charges.