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VOL. XX. PLYMOUTH, N, C. RID AY. JUNE 3, -1910.. 7 NO. 51.
Congress Criticises Traveling
Expenses of President
OVERDREW $25,000 ALLOWANCE
Deeply Grieved by Suggested Reflec
tion on Southern Hospitality Dem
ocratic Congressmen Object to New
Appropriation For Expenses Becom
ing Immediately Available.
Washington, Special, President
Taft's traveling expenses and the
fact that he had overdrawn, his al
lowance of $25,0C0 a year voted by
congress led to acrimonious debate
in the house Thursday and a refusal
to permit him to use the -next year's
allowance to meet the deficiency.
As reported from the house com
mittee on appropriations the items of
$25,000 for the fiscal year beginning
July 1, next, would have become "im
mediately available" except for the
protests of Democratic members. The
.words "immediately available" were
finally stricken out by the action of
, Mr. Mann (111.), the occupant of the
chair, in sustaining a point of order
'made by Mr. Macon (Ark), a Demo
crat. It was the Western and South
ern trip made last fall that exhausted
the White House traveling fund. Dur
ing the debate Chairman Tawney, in
charge of the bill, criticised Southern
Democrats for their attitude in object
ing to an appropriation to defray the
expense of a trip on which they had
been the president's guests..Mr. Hard
wick (Ga), drew from Mr. Tawney the
.admission that Secretary Carpenter
had furnished him a list of names of
Democrats who hads accepted ; the
In connection with the use of such
names. Mr. Burtlett (Ga.), charged
that "the president has violated both
the rules of hospitality and of decent
The president, Mr. Tawney said,
had made his trip through the West
And South at the invitation of sena
tors, governors of States and civic
"This trip," Mr. Tawney said,
"was not made for his own pleasure.
Congress was in session when delega
tion after delegation from the house,
from the senate and from the differ
ent Stairs visited him urging him to
make this trip."
At that time, Mr. Tawney' said,
there ' was no appropriation to meet
the traveling expenses.
Washington, Special "In all my
experience, and I have enjoyed the
hospitality of many sections and
countries of the world, I never had a
more cordial, generous or open and
lavish welcome than I had in the
Southern States during my trip, and
the slightest hint that puts me in the
atitude of a critic of that hospitality
gives me great pain.
This in part is the manner in
which President . 1 ait -Friday in a
letter to Chairman Tawney of the
House committee on appropriations
deeply resented criticisms passed by
Democrats in the debate in the House
Thursday upon the traveliug expenses
of the President.
The President says he is escpecially
distressed by "suggested reflection on
Union Veteran "Sat Down On."
Freeport, 111., Special At an ex
ecutive session of the department of
Illinois, G. A. R., here Thursday, a
resolution of Col. Jasper P. Darling
Columbia post, Chicago, calling upon
the president to take such steps as
may seem best to remove the statue
of Gen. Robert E. Lee from -the na
tion's hall of fame at Washington
and to return it to the care and cus
tody of the State of Virginia was
laid on the table as ill-advised.
Prisoners Get in Style.
Columbus, Ohio, Special. One hun
dred prisoners', from murderers , to
burglars, went on a strike at the
Ohio penitentiary and refused to work
because they thought that they were
being fed condemned meat.
The strikers were placed in solitary
The officials deny that the prison
ers are being given condemned meat.
Startling Testimony of Sugar Witness
New York, Special. Oliver Spitzer
former superintendent of docks oi
the American Sugar Refining 'Com
pany in Williamsburg, (Brooklyn)
who recently was pardoned from ih
penitentiary by President Taft, ex
plained Thursday why he did not con
fess during the trial which ended las'
February with his being sentenced t(
two years "at Atlanta. Such a con
fession, he declared, on the -stand
would "have carried him to a ceme
tery." In other wcrds, he woulc
hae implicated a dead man II?nrj
O. Havemeyer, late head of the Sagai
"BY THIS SIGN CONQUER."
Sunday School Children in Uni.
form Parade and Sin
Washington, Special. Children took
the principal part in the closing ses
sion of the sixth Convention of the
World's Sunday-school Association.
Dressed in costumes of most of the
nations of the world, and carrying
the flags of those countries, preceded
by the ' ' conquest flag, ' ' which bears
a cross and the , words "by this sign
conquer," a long line of them filled
the front of the big platform and
later marched through the aisles of
the immense hall singing.
The next Convention will meet in
Geneva, Switzerland, in 1913.. The
month and date will be determined
later by the executive committee.
The committee on resolutions pre
sented a report, which . was- unani
mously adopted by the Convention,
declaring for a campaign of evangeli
sation in the Roman Catholic coun
tries; for civic purity; for universal
peace and expressing the conviction
that Sunday-school influences are re
sponsible for the wave of prohibition
which has swept some sections of the
Boys Lost to Church. .
Washington, Special. Sevenity-fiv
per cent, of all the boys over 13 years
in the Protestant Sunday schools oi
the United States are lost to th
church and never make professions
of faith. Such a statement, spoken
by Eugene C. Foster of Detroit, in
one of tho workers' conferences,
which followed the World's Sundaj
School convention, astonished' Sun
day school' workers from all parts oi
Killed When Looking at Comet.
Princeton, Ky., Specials Lincoln
Oliver, a well-known farmer, of Cald
well county, was shot and seriously
wounded while standing in his yard
lookine at the comet.
Oliver was a leader in the Darl
Tobacco association and was concern
ed in the suits recently filed at Pa
ducah. He was also a witness against
the alleged night riders, tried a few
weeks ago at Hopkinsville.
Will That Stop the Girls?
Washington, Special. After con
sidering all sides of the controvert
which has arisen over the use ol
shellac and other gums for coating
chocolates, the board of food and
drug inspection of the Department oi
Agriculture has decided that the us(
of shellac is not a proper proceeding
under the food and drug acts."
Good Man Tails.
Cleveland, Ohio, Special. Chief oi
Police Frederick Koliler. known
throughout the country as the "golden
rule" chief, and lauded by President
Roosevelt as the best chief of polict
in the country, was suspended b3
Mavor Baelir on charges of gross ink
morality, habitual drunkenness anc
disobedience of orders.
Aged Veterans Meet.
Houston, Texas, Special. Texan
Mexican War veterans Wednesday
met in reunion, with an attendane
of fourteen. Thursday will be spent
on the field of San Jacinto, when
General Sam Houston crushed Gen
eral Santa Anna, winning the in
dependence of Texas in 1836. Alonzc
Steel, sole survivor of the battle, anc
ninety-three years old, is among thos
Each Claimed Blackest Husband.
Valdosta, Ga., Special. Sallu
Washington, colored, who cut hei
neighbor, Letha King, to death witt
a razor following an argument ir
which each contended that her bus
band was the "blackest" was con
victed of murder, the verdict carrying
a life sentence.
No Law Against Buying Vote.
Chicago, , Special. Declaring then
is no Illinois statute regulating th
election of United States Senator!
and arguing therefore, that there Wat
uo law violation if Lee O'Neal Browire
as is charged, paid Representativ
White to vote for Wa Lorimer, At
torney W.'S. Forest continued efforts
here to have the bribery indictmenti
against Browne quashed.
Compared Lee to Benedict Arnold.
Freeport, 111., Special. Inveighing
against the placing of the statue of
Gen. Robert E. Lee in the hall of
fame in Washington, Col. Jasper T.
Darling, past commander cf Colum
bia post, G A. R., Chicago, address
ed the initial eampfire of the State
encampment of the Illinois G. A. It.
He compared Robert E. Lee to Bene
dict Arnold and prophesied that the
acceptance of the statute of the Con- j
lwjcraie ltiuier woum o a siep to
wards pensioning Confederate soldiers
and opening the way to the federal 1
government afAiming the burden o.t
Confederate war bands.
FRIENDS TO RESCUE
Augusta Business Men Come
to Aid of Taft
OFFER TO PAY THE OVERDRAFT
Of $5,000 of the President's Traveling
Expenses Made by Southerners
Taft Pleased at Evidence of Friend
linessCannot Accept Offer.
Washington Special. A protest
against the action of certain Demo
cratic members of the Congress in
opposing the appropriation of $25,
000 for the President's traveling ex
penses, covering the President's last
Southern trip and an offer to make up
the deficiency, was telegraphed to
Speaker Cannon Saturday by the f Au
gusta (Ga.) Chamber of Commerce
and Cotton Exchange and Georgia
Carolina Fair Association. The tele
gram announced that at a called meet
ing of the three organizations the fol
lowing memorial was ordered sent to
the Speaker, to be presented to the
House and to President Taft:
. "Augusta, the winter home of
President Taft, stands indignant and
mortified at the action of certain
Democratic members of Congress in
defeating by technical objection the
proposition to make retroactive, so
as to cover all the expenses of his last
Southern trip, the appropriation of
$25,000 for the President's traveling
"At a joint meeting of the Cham
ber of Commerce, the Merchants' and
Manufacturers' Association, Cotton
Exchange and Board of Trade, and
the Georgia-Carolina Fair Associa
tion held this day, it was unanimous
ly agreed that we respectfully tender
through you, to the government of the
United States the $5,000 necessary
to meet the deficiency of the Presi
dent's recent trans-continental trip
which did so much to cement the ties
between the different sections and
bring nation and the nation's Chief
Executive in closer touch and sympa
thy with each other."
The President could not possibly
accept the offer of the patriotic Geor
gians. He intends to pay out of his
own pocket his traveling expenses for
the remainder of the fiscal year.
These will amount to about $7,000 or
$8,000, as the President proposes to
make all the visits planned by him be
tween now and the end of the year.
Two Brave American Boys.
Washington, Special. After riding
on horseback most of the way across
the. continent to meet Colonel Roose
velt on his arrival in New York,
Louie and Temple Abernathy, aged ' 9
and 6, respectively, sons of Jack Ab
ernathy, the wolf catcher and friend
of the former President, arrived here
Saturday night. They rode from
Frederick, Md., Saturday, a distance
of 57 miles. Temple dropped off to
sleep the minute his head touched the
pillow. While the little fellow was
curled up restfully under the white
covers, Louie talked of their trip.
"Temple and I," he said, "wanted
to see some of the animals sent from
Africa and we will go over to the
Smithsonian Institution to see if we
can have a look at some of them."
When, asked what he intended to
say to Mr. Roosevelt when he met
him in New York, Louie replied that
"it would depend on what Mr. Roose
velt said to them" and that he "could
not cross that fence until he came
to it." '
President -Taft..received the two
Virginia Urged to Welcome Roosevelt.
Representative C. B. Slemp, of the
Ninth Virginia District, and Republi
can State Chairman; is urging that
Virginia be represented in New York
City on June 18, when Colonel Theo
dore Roosevelt is to be welcomed
What Difference h There ?
Rockford, 111., Special. After be
ing "dry" for a year, 40 "model"
jaloons have been licensed to begin
business in Rockford. The new ordi
aance regulating the traffic contains
several novel features, including the
prohibition of treating.
It is also unlawful for saloon
keeper to have a chair or a free lunch
jounter in his place.
The High Cost of VotJ
Springfield, 111., Special. Senjfor
D. W. Holslaw, Saturday jifes3ed
to State's attorney, Burke, and later
to the grand jury that he voted for
William Lorimer for United States
Senator and was paid therefor $2,
500 by State Senator John Brodcr
ick of Chicago.
Don't Strike Undo Sam's Boys.
Memphis, Tenn.. Special. A hun
dred and twenty-five dollars a punch
is what it costs' to strike a mail car
rier in Memphis At this ratio. J. W.
Fleece, a local " business man was
fined $250 by Judge McCall in the
United States district court of an
assault commuted several montha'ajjo.
THE NEWS MINUTELYTOLD
Tilt Heart of Happenings Carvef
From tie Whole Country.
The intense hatred of proselytes
from the native religions is shown in
:he more than ordinary Chinese in
genuity employed nr. torturing them,
tn some instances victims tongues
iave been torn out by the roots,
ind they have been mockingly told
to preach the new creed. Bound till
they could scarcely move a muscle,
others have been tickled continually
till their brains gave way.. The
water torture the steady dropping
oi water on one spot of the body
has been frequently employed. T
The oldest theological student ever
graduated .frmn the Union Theological
jeminary, New York, is the Fv.
areatune Jinishian, who has just re
ceived his diploma, Mr. Jinishian
will be 70" years old in a few months.
His wife and children witnessed the
graduation exereises. He is an
Armenian and is older than any of
the professors who taught him during
his work in the seminary, where he
has been a student for six years.
After a delay of 32 years, Charles
Dana Burrage, a wealthy attorney of
Boston, was graduated Wednesday
from the University of California with
the degree of bachelor of arts.
"Charles" Burrage we denied a
diploma because of a snake, an owl
and a pair of lizards which appeared
in Professor Palda's French class
back , in '78. But his classmates have
labored incessantly . in his behalf.
And now the faculty has relented and
Burrage was given his degree.
Mrs. Alfred Gillison, was nearly
pulled overboard by a shark, which
grabbed her line while she was fish
ing, with her husband, off Sonth At
lantic City. The woman pluckily held
on to the line until- her husband
reached her and pulled in the fish.
The shark was over five feet long,
and weighed 50 pounds.
Glenn H. Curtis decided not to
make the trip from Albany last week
in an aeroplane in an attempt to
reach 'Now York and win the $10,000
prize offered by the New York World.
The 9-months-old child of , Mrs.
Anna Blakely was found suffocated in
Ded at Chicago, presumably by the
house cat, which previously had been
lying across the child's neck.
Mrs. Tabitha King, who died at
London, Ky., at the age of 94 years,
leaves 95 living grandchildren. She
was the mother of 12 sons and daugh
ters. Benjamin Boyce, accused by Chi
cago Blackstone Hotel officials of dis
orderly conduct in assailing his father,
W. D. Boyce, the millionaire publish
er, pleaded guilty in the Municipal
Court and paid a fine of $5. He ob
jected to his divorced father remarry
ing. Champ Clark, minority leader of
the House, sees a long and hot road
ahead of Congress before it finishes
the work of this session. - -
Two officers are out of the National
Guard of Georgia as a result of their
failure to attend school for officers
at Fort McPherson.
Capt. George W. Ruggles, inventor
of the rotary snow plow and of nation-wide
fame as a canoe builder, is
dead at his home near Rochester.
Net profits of $110,000 were realiz
ed for the Actor's Fund, devoted to
the care of aged and needy stage
followers, by the recent fair held in
New York city, according to the state
ment of President Daniel Frohman, of
Alfred II. Marshall, on trial for
murder, at Savannah, Ga., growing
out of the killing of two negroes
with his automobile on April 1, was
acquitted after the jury had been out
but a few minutes.
Uriah Stevens, who pleaded guilty
to having shot two blackbirds,, at
Allentown, Pa.., was fined $20 and
costs by Alderman Reninger. The
prosecution was brought by Game
Warden Milton II. Weiss.
Friends of Miss Elinor Wickham,
of St. Louis, are authority for the
statement that '.he father of her
fiance, Joseph Pultizer, Jr., has pre
sented her with a solid gold dinner
service for a wedding gift, costing
A bill has been passed by the Sen
ate appropriating $250,000 for the
purchase of a site and the erection
of buildings for an immigrant st
tion at Seattle, Wash.
It would be unlawful for the Post
office Department to print the name
or address of a business firm on
stamped envelopes after June 30,
1911, if a bill introduced by Repre
sentative Ton Veil;1, of Ohio, and re
ported favorably from the House
Committee On Postoflices and Pest
Roads is passed.
In the last nine years the. price of
mule-power has gone np mere than
one hundred per cent. Tn 1991 a first
class mala could be bought for $145,
in 1907 the price had risen to $210,
and it is now about $.'U)0.'
The late Woodbury Kane's famous
polo and tandem pcny Punch is dead
at the age of 43 years.
The elimination from bin boards of
the abbreviated skirt and of tights
was advocated at Cincinnati and at
the International Poster Printers'
association of the United States and
Canada conveution by its secretary,
Clarence E. Runey.
Fat women, take notice; Miss Ruth
Armstrong, of New York, whe is 19,
has solved the get-thin-quick problem;
and without drugs or doctors, for her
fasting scheme is proving successful
beyond her greatest expectations. She
lost 40 pounds in 13 days.
Friends of Alfred Ohlson, of Pater
son, N. J., are divided in opinion as
to just where a man 's false teeth wiij
do the most good. Ohlson swallowed
his false teeth about six weeks ago.
The doctors found Ohlsen suffering
no ill effects of the change and de
cided not to disturb the counterfeits.
' Seven tons of African hunting
trophies, constituting a collection
similar to that, which Theodore Roose
velt has sent to the Smithsonian In
stitute at Washington, are on their
way to Pittsburg from Nairobi,
British East Africa, for the Carnegie
museum at Pitbur.
A Cat's Curious Conduct.
Macon, G'ak, Srjecial. A Maltese
cat belonging to the parsonage of
Christ? church gave birth to a litter
of kittens on the highest ledge of the
church steeple, fully 125 feet from
the ground, and then jumped to the
ground and escaped unhurt. Just
why the cat salected the church
steeple and such a precarious place
to start to raising a family, and how
she ever reached that pinnacle, are
questions that are puzzling the peo
ple of the neighborhood very much.
Railroad Trunk Bobber Caught.
,New York, Special. Martin Jacob
sky, alias Jackson, alias Bosky, who
is charged with having a part in a
series of trunk robberies in the South
ern States aggregating more than
$200,000, started for Richmond, Va.,
Thursday in charge of a railroad de
tective. Jacobsky was arrested last
Saturday and has been awaiting re
quisition papers. .
r ' One of the indicfmenfs"agaihst
Jacobsky is for the alleged theft of
a trunk from the Chesapeake & Ohio
Railroad worth $8,000.
Pugilistic Performance Will Come Off.
San Franfe'isco, Special. The police
committee of the board of supervisors
have recommended that a permit be
granted the Broadway Athletic Club
to hold a boxing contest in this city
on July 4 ;
Representatives of the Church Fed
eration were present and protested
against the recommendation. The
Jeffrios-Johnson fight will be held un
der the auspices of the Broadway
i Great Men Honored.
Washington, D. C, Special. Presi
dent Taft, Mrs. Taft, Col. Theodore
Roosevelt, King George of England,
President Diaz, of Mexico, and Wm.
Jennings Bryan were made life mem
bers of the World's Sunday School
Association in the convention amid
scenes of great enthusiasm. For each
of those so honored $1,000 had to be
subscribed, and in the case of Colonel
Roosevelt the chairman of the con
vention, by popular demand, limited
a subscription to ooe dollar.
Greatest Man in the World.
London, By Cable. The Daily Tel
egraph, in a long editorial eulogy ol
Colonel RoOsveelt, describes him ai
the most 'powerful statesman in th
"His personality," says The Tele
graph, "is better known, throughoui
the globe than any other, except th
German emperor, and in some way?
he is the stronger marked of the two
and he could, if he pleased, becomi
the Warwick of American politics.'-'
. Little Rock, Special. In the opin
ion of Dr. W. D. Hunter, entomologist
of the United States Department oi
Agriculture, the boll weevil will havt
invaded the entire cotton belt withir
the coming 15 years.
Organization Escaped Prisoners Now
Rome, Ga., Special. The 22nd es
capo from the county jail within tht
present, year was made Tuesdaj
morning when five white prisoners
charged with burglary and .'.'othei
crimes, sawed their way to liberty.
Chicago Police Methods.
Chicago, Special. Stephen Zacak,
24 years old, who, after 52 hours of
almost continuous questioning during
which, it is said, he was not permit
ted to sleep, confessed to the murder
of a policeman, committed suicide.
The allaged slayer hanged himself
with a handkerchief, while in his
cell at the stockyards police station.
The ordeal through which Zacak was
subjected and the shooting of two
men who did not halt at "the command
of detectives not in uniform, have
aroused much comment as to police
methods in this city.
Proposition Made to Consoli
date Lenoir and ML Pleasant.
SENTIMENT STRONG FOR CHANGE
If Effected May Have a Far-EeacMn
Influence in Work of Lutheran
Church. Tennessee Synod '' Meets
October 1st Extra Session N. C.
Hickory, N. C, Special. In an
swer to the broad proposition for
consolidation of Lenoir College and
Mount Pleasant Collegiate Institute
made Tuesday night by the commis
sion of the North Carolina Lutheran
Synod, the officers of the Tennessee
Synod and the committee of the board
of trustees of Lenoir College met
Wednesday morning and - drew, up a
proposition and submitted it to the
commission of the North Carolina
Synod. It .was first submitted to
the full board of trustees of Lenoir
College-which adopted it unanimously
and then adjourned sine die:
This" proposition, in whatever form
it leaves tb joint conference, is to
be submitted to the respective synods
for final consideration.
There is a small indebtedness of
about $12,000 on Lenoir College and
under the . resolution the . North Caro
lina Synod would assume half of this
debt. It is understood that the in
debtedness of the North Carolina
Synod on its Mount Pleasant prop
erties is small and therefore there is
nothing burdensome in the terms of
the resolution that the Tennessee
Synod is to be free from any respon
sibility for indebtedness at Mount
Lenoir College has a magnificent
property with a fine main building
whose towering dome overlooks . the
town. In it are class-rooms. There
are two 'up-to-date dormitories, one
for boys and one for girls, two stories
and spacious. There are professors
houses around the beautiful wood
ed 20-acre campus.- The property is
easily worth $100,000. Theold North
Carolina College property is estimat
ed by some to be worth $40,000 but
probably $30,000 would be too liberal
an estimate, and at auction it would
not bring that.
There is a strong sentiment foe
consolidation, , and both ' synods seem
to be convinced that tbi3 is the pro
pitious time for it. If it is effected
it may have a far-reaching effect in
the work of the Lutheran Church and
it is hard to estimate, all.; thipfpossi
bilities that are wrapped' up in;t.
It is possible that there may be
a called meeting of the North Caro
lina Synod to consider this propo
sition. The Tennessee Synod's regular
meeting is October 1 at Lincolnton,
and strangely enough it is to be in
the same church-where the separa
tion from the North Carolina Synod
was effected in the year 1820, and the
main thing at this next meeting will
be the consolidation proposition a
plan for co-operation that has: possi
bilities of extension in it,
Woman Hit by Lightning.
Wilmington, N. C, Special.: -During
a severe electric storm Thursday
Miss Caledonia Rodderick .was struek
by lightning and her right shoe torn
to shreds. She was knocked uncon
scious, but examined later by a phy
sician showed that no injury resulted
other than the severe shock and a
: slight burn on her right foot. .
Seyler Not Guilty of Murder.
Mays Landing, N. J., Special. Wil
liam Seyler, charged with the murdei
of Jane Adams on the Million Dollar
pier at Atlantic City last February,
was Thursday acquitted. The jury
was out a little more than five hours.
Washington, Special. "An'-ignorant
ass, an unprincipled demagogue
or the paid hireling of baleful in
fluence" is the way William P. Hack
ney of Winfield, Kan., who testified
Monday before the house ship subsidy
investigation committee, characterizes
every man in the United States who
opposes the principle of ship sub
sidy. Gifts Remain Presbyterian Forever.
Lewisburg, W. Ya., Special. Des
pite the protest that the action might
hinder union with some other Church,
the Southern' Presbyterian Church in
General Assembly here Monday,
.adopted. an optional form of convey
ance wherebj' future donors may be
assured that their gifts will remain
forever in that organization.
Loab Gats Mere Weighers.
Washington, Special. Authority
was given Collector Loeb, at the
Treasury Department, to hire twenty
four additional weighers at $4 a day
for the Now York custom-house. The
force will bo increased at ooce.