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VOL. XX. PLYMOUTH, N; C FRIDAY JUNE 10, 1910. NO. 52.
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BILL PASSED AT LAST
ftaiSroad Measure Passes Sen
ate After 12 Weeks.
TWELVE DEMOCRATS VOTED NO.
Senator LaFollette Incorporates
Amendment,, Permitting Widows
and Minors of Deceased Railroad
Employees to Eide Free on Trains
Washington, Special. The Senate
passed the administration railroad
.bill Friday night. It had been under
' consideration for more than twelve
weeks and practically no'bther busi-,
ness except appropriation bills were
-considered in that long period.
, .Only 12" votes, all of these by Dem
' -ocrats, were recorded against the bill.
"The practicable unanimity with which
i -the measure was passed wasdue to
the radical changes made in the
measure from the form in which it
was drafted by Attorney General
Wickersham, following numerous con
ferences afthe White House on" the
.-subject of amending interstate com
Had it not been for the retention
of the sections to create a court of
commerce it is likely that , the vote
for the bill would have been unani
An amendment by Mr. La FolJette
permitting railroads to issue passes
to the widows, during widowhood,
and minor children of employes kill
ed in the line of service, was accepted
The only provision in the bill ap-)
plieable to other. than railroad cor
porations is one regulating injunc
tions hy the Federal courts which
suspend the operation of State laws.
It is provided that such action shall
be, taken only when presented to a
justice o the Supreme Court or a
circuit judge and heard by three
judges, one of whom shallbe a Su
preme Court justice or a circuit court
Clark to do a3 North Carolinian.
Washington, . Special. Representa
tive Champ Clark, minority leader of
tthe House, has set for himself an ap
proximate age limit in public at
about 75 3-ears of age.
"The people may set my time of
retirement a little earlier than that,"
lie suggested laughingly when discus
sing political age limits with a news
paper man. "So far as I know the
only public man" who set an age limit
on his service and lived to it Avas
Nat hair- Macon, of North Carolina,
Speaker and Senator," said Mr.
Clark. "When in his prime he set
the exact age at which he would re
lire. When that day arrived lie was
in the middle of a Senatorial term,
but kept bis word and resigned. He
was one of the greatest men of that
Another Police "Theory."
. Louisville, Ivy., Special. It is now
the police "theory that the Ivellner
child, who was late for the church
service, was discovered alone in the
church hy Joseph Wendling, the miss
ing janitor, assaulted and murdered
and her body dragged through the
church amr dropped into the base
ment through a hole in the sacristy.
Another Newspaper Prize.
New York, Special. The New
York Times announces that it has ar
ranged with J. C. Shaffer of The Chi
cago Evening Post for an offer of
$25,000 for an aeroplane race between
Chicago and New York.
Subscribers Must Pay in Advance.
New York, Special. Ma3ror Gay
nor announced Tuesday on behalf
of the New York World, and the St.
Louis Post-Dispatch, a $30,000 prize
for a successful aeroplane flight from
New York to Si - Louis.
. Elephant StoJsiady's Diamond.
New York, Special The authoiities
at the Bronx zoological gardens re
gretfully admit that Alice, the biggest
elephant at the zoo, is a thief. She
.stole a diamond ring from Miss
Elizabeth Morrell, of Chappaqua, N.
Y., who was feeding crackers to her.
'The ring, which was on Miss Morrell 's
.-finger, was loose, and Alice apparent
ly, snatched it under the impression
ithat it was good to eat.
Let It Be Soon.
Atlantic City, Special. Industrial
conditions - were condemned and res
olutions urging Jhat the church take
steps to improve the conditions of
the working classes were adopted at
the closing session of the general as
sembly of the United Presbyterian:
church, held here, ,
"Pied" a Newspaper OfSco.
Lead. S. D.. Snecial. A mob hrots
c anto the office of the Black . Hills!
Daily Register, of this city, and with
sledge hammers, destroyed three
presses and a linotype machine.
The attack is attributtd to labor
" troubles. '
RAILROADS WILL WAIT
No Mere Rate Increases Until
New Law is in Effect
Washington, Special. A complete
agreement between the government
and the recently enjoined railroads' of
the Western Trunk Line Association
was reached at a White House con
ference which lasted for more than
four hours Monday.
The railroads represented agreed to
withdraw all rate increases Sled to be
effective on or after 'June 1, and
agreed to file no more increases un
til the bill in Congress which gives
the Interstate Commerce Commission
power to investigate and suspend in
creases that are not just filed, becomes
a law and goes into effect.
President Taft; thereupon stated
that the administration's purpose .in
bringing the injunction suit had been
accomplished and the suit would be
discontinued. The discontinuance will
not. be entered however, until after
the new railroad law is signed.
. Jim Jeffries Swift as Lightning.
Ben Lomond, Cal.,' Special. Jim
Jeffries performed prettilv Monday
before 500 spectators in bis training
camp gymnasium. Three rounds of
speedy sparring with Joe Choynski set
the crowd. wild with delight.
The pace was' so fast that it is
doubtful if Choynski could have gone
many more rounds. Jeffries came out
"of it smilingly. ' He was in rare good
humor, and boxed, with his face to the
crowd so that they .could get a' good
look at him.
After Jeffries had finished his ring
work, John' Martin, chief of police of
San Francisco, Avho was down for the
afternoon, drew Jeffries aside and ask
ed him to appear in an exhibition in
San Francisco June 11, for the bene
fit of a fraternal organization. Jef
fries said he would like to accommo
date the chief, but it would be im
possible for him to break training.
"I can't take a chance," he said, "of
a change of cooking or water; be
sides, it would cut into my regular
Endless Chain Postal .Cards.
Columbus, O., Special. Foster Cope
land, bank president and II. M. Blair,
secretary of the Columbus Y. M. C.
A.,' together "with other local business
and professional men ; have formed an
organization designed to have mailed
to Gov. Gillette of California 1,000,
000 post cards, bearing the slogan,
"Stop That Fight, this is the Twen
tieth Century." Cards have been sent
out in batches of 100 to 10,000 to
representative men throughout the
United States accompanied by circu
lar letters in which it is declared that
the proposed Johnson Jeffries contest,
will not add to good will or citi
zenship. The 10,000 recipients will be asked
to distribute the cards and have them
mailed to Gillette. The assistance of
ministers has not been sought in the
Illinois Legislators Wickedness.
Springfield, . 111., Special. While
much attention is being given to the
fish bill fund by Prosecutor Burke,
evidence submitted indicates this is
trivial compared with the big jackpot
raised to control heavier legislation.
Thomas Beckmeyer is authoritatively
reported to have mentioned a number
of bills. For the local option bill,
eliminating the township feature and
making the city or village the unit to
be voted upon, Beckmeyer is said to
have stated, a pot of $100,000 was
raised, but this has been strenuously
denied by representatives of the
liquor interests. For the so-called
business corporation tax bill, which
was passed and vetoed, it is reported,
a fund of $35,000 was raised, while
$50,000 is (he sum mentioned in con
nection with the bill providing for
transfer of valuable lake front lands
to certain Chicago corporations.
Bribe Taking Senator Resigns.
Springfield, 111., Special. Secretary
State Rose has received the resigna
tion of State Senator D. W. Holstlaw,
of the 42 Senatorial district, from
the Legislature. Holstlaw is the Sen
ator who confessed to having received
$2,500 for voting for Senator Lorimer.
Counterfeiting Outfit in Penitentiary.
Jefferson City, Mo., Special. A
fully equipped counterfeiting plant
was discovered in the Missouri peni
tentiary Monday. Federal inspectors
found the outfit in the cell occupied
by Lee Jayer and Joseph Vail, and
they Avill be brought to trial in the
federal court on the charge of counter
feiting. Gov. Hadley announced that be
would pardon both men in October
next, when the federal court con
venes, that they may be prosecuted.
Five pairs of moltU and several half
and quarter dollars iich were good
imitations of real money were taken
from the cell.
HONOR MEMORY DAVIS
Six Southern States Unveil
Petersburg, Va., Special. Six Sou
thern States Friay, the 102d anni
versary of the birth of President
Jefferson Davis of the Southern Con
federacy, honored the memory of
the'ir soldier dead who fell before this
city during the war by dedicating
memorial windows in the old Bland
ford chureh'here, in the cemetery of
which lie buried these martyrs of a
Lost Cause. The ceremonies were
under the auspices of the Ladies'
F. H. Weston, State senator, repre
senting Gov. Ansel of South Carolina,
presented the window given by that
State and made the address. ,
Alabama's window was presented
by Gen. C. Irvine Walker; Congress
man J. W. Collier, of Mississippi pre
sented the window of his State; the
Tennessee window was presented by
Capt. Carter R. Bishop ef Mississippi,
and Miss Mary Harvard unveiled the
Arkansas window and Miss Fannie
Constable the Maryland window.
The six windows were accepted by
Gov. VWilliam Hodges Mann of Vir
ginia, on behalf of the Ladies' Memo
rial association of Petersburg.
With the unveiling of the six win
dows Friday,' all of these Southern
States now are represented in Bland
ford church, except Georgia, Florida,
U. S. Court of Customs.
Washington, Special. With two
hundred and twenty-five cases oh its
dockets as a starter the latest Federal
court, the United States court of cus
tom appeals, will begin business Tues
day. It consists of Presiding Judge Rob
ert M. Montgomery of Michigan; and
Associate Judges William H. Hurt of
Montana ; James F. Smith of Califor
nia; Owon M. Barber of Vermont and
Mari "ft De Vries of California.
. The term of the court will probably
run through June and July. The
court may adjourn then until Septem
ber or October.
One of the rules permits attorneys
before the Federal courts or the
court of last resort in a State or ter
ritory to become a member of the bar
either by recommendation by a judge
in one of these courts, or upon motion
by an attornej' of the customs court.
Whew! Some Dividend.
New York, Special. One of the
largest "melons" ever sliced for the
delectation of stockholders will be
cut by the Singer Manufacturing
company, which has called a meeting
of directors on June 18 to declare a
$30,000,000 stock dividend 'to its
Is It Necessary?
Washington, Special. General
Clarence R. Edwards, chief of the
Bureau of Insular Affairs of the War
Department, will leave for the Phil
ippines the last of June to make an
extensive inspection of the govern
mental machinery of the islands.
Baptist Missionaries Watery Grave.
Bombay, By Cable. Miss W. Wil
liams and Howard Bishop, missiona
ries of the American Baptist Society,
were drowned while sea bathing in
the gulf of Bombay, at Bulsar, north
of this city. ,
Bishop lost his life in attempting
t save his companion, Miss Williams.
Troubles of the Rich.-
New - York, Special. Mrs. Mary
Blair Brokaw has asked the Supreme
Court in Brooktyn for an allowance
of $8,000 with which to contest the
appeal which her husband, W. Gould
Brokaw, has taken from the separa
tion decree recently granted her.
Young Lady Sat on Burglar.
New York, Special. Unmindful of
a revolver which he leveled at her,
Freda Dolinsky, a girl of 20, tackled
a burglar in her parents' home early
Sunday and floored him with a seltzer
bottle. She followed this by breaking
a tumbler on the burglar's head,
stunning him, then sat on him until
help arrived. She is the daughter of
a silk manufacturer.
Innoncent of Murder.
St. Louis, Special. Mrs. Dora
Elizabeth Doxey was found not guilty
Saturday by the jury which, heard
the evidence acaic3t her on a charge
of murdering William J. Erder with
arsenic. She was rearrested on the
charge of bigamy.
A Month to Pass $110,000,000.
Washington, Special. After serv
ing as a vehicle for political debate
in the. House of Representatives, for
nearly a month, the sundry civil ap
propriation bill, carrying proposed
appropriations aggregating $110,000,
000, was passed Saturday.
i FROM COUNTY TO COUNTY
North Carolina News Prepared and
Published For the Quick Perusal ol
Our Patrons. '
Historical Event June 11.
One of the most important events
of a historical nature that will take
place in' Eastern Carolina for some
time will be the unveiling of a tablet
by the Sir Walter Raleigh Chapter of
the Daughters of the Revolution at
Nixonton, Saturday, June 11 at
2 P, m.
This tablet will mark the spot up
on which the first law-making body
ever convened in the State of North
Carolina, but upon which stands
Hall's Creek church. This historical
spot is situated near the quaint old
village of Nixonton and eight miles
from Elizabeth City.
Ex-Judge Francis D. Winton, the
gifted son of Bertie and a former
Lieutenant Governor of North Caro
lina, will deliver the address of the
The first Albemarle Assembly met
February 6, 1665, and was one of the
first and most important events in
the history of North Carolina.
The State was then owned by the
Lords Proprietors who appointed the
Governor -and his council. These of
ficers, aided by a body of men chos
en by the people, made the laws, but
all laws had to be approved by the
"The Old Reliable," Raleigh, N. C.
It is with genuine pleasure we re
produce the following extract from an
editorial in The Raleigh News and
Observer of May the 18th. There is
nothing we can add to it, except our
"The News, and Observer enters
upon its ninetieth volume today, and
by ti coincidence the editor also cele
brates his birthday today; but not the
"Looking back, the management
is thankful for the long lease of life
and the service it has been able to
render to every good cause in the
State. It has now reached Appi Fo
rum and " thanks God and takes cour
age." Looking forward, it hopes to
be .more largely useful in the years
to come. It knows that its usefulness
depends upon its service to truth, to
justice, to equality, to fairness and
the preaching of sound doctrine. The
paper is consecrated to whatsoever
things will lift up and devolp North
Carolina, and its people. Its mission
is in this good eomonwealth and to
its people, going forward, in those
things that bring prosperity and true
"Its suueeess is a tribute to the
people's desire to sustain an unsub
sidized and independent newspaper,
vigorous as a party organ, -of the type
that takes no orders but presents the
principles of the party without shadow
of turning." "
Strawberries Yield Big Money.
Mr. J. C. Brown should feel that
he is the champion producer of straw
berries in Mecklenburg county.' On
three-fourths of an acre he gathered
1,834 quarts, which brought him
$190, or an average of 10 1-2 cents a
quart. In bushels his berries measur
ed 57. -
Remember Confederate Navy Yard,
On a freight warehouse of the Sea
board Air Line Railway in Charlotte,
the Stonewall Jackson Chapter of the
Daughters of the Confederacy Fri
day unveiled a tablet so that future
generations may know the spot, one
hundred mles from navigable waters,
where once was located the navy yard
of the Confederate States.
Cotton Brought Good Price.
Mr. L. A. Beavers, Iredell county,
sold 34 bales cf cotton in Statesville
to a local buyer, the purchase price
being 15 cents the pound. Mr. Beaver
has been holding some of the cotton
for two or thrse years.
Stackhonse Escapes Electric Chair.
John Allan Stackhonse, scheduled
to be electrocuted in North Carolina's
new death chamber, June 10, is grant
ed commutation by Governor Kitehin
to life imprisonment. Stackliouse
killed his wife in Scotland county.
Representation was made to the Gov
ernor that the killing was uider ex
Murphy a Fine Enzineza Town.
The territory tributary to Mur
phy has the richest timber areas,
and minerr resources. cf great value.
The town is Seated in a picturesque
portion of the Southwestern part of
North Carolina. A new hotel is be
ing completed at a cost of $75,000;
a new $20,000 school building is be
ing erected; local business men are
organizing a company to erect a fur
niture factory; a hydro-electric
power plant is being developed on
the Hiawassee river. A warm wel
come awaits any new eattrprU.
NORTH CAROLINA EVENTS
Life in. the Land of the Long
" Leaf Pine
Horse Doctors at Monroe June 23.
The North Carolina Veterinary
Medical Association will meet in
Monroe June 23 and 24 in tenth an
aual convention. The State examin
ing board will meet at the same
time and p'Uce for examinationof all
landidates for license.
The North Carolina Live Stock As
sociation will meet in conjunction
with the veterinarians at Monroe,
June 23 and 24, for the discussion of
subjects pertaining to the live stock
interests of the State, Dairy In
spector Conover of the United States
government has requested the de
partment to send one of its experi
enced stock raisers to make an ad
dress at that time.
Defective Railway Appliances.
In the Federal Court at Raleigh
Wednesday the whole time of the
court was taken up with the trial
of the long-standing case of the In
terstate Commerce Commission vs.
the Norfolk & Western Railroad Co.
on the charge of operating a freight
train between Durham and Lynch
burg that contained cars with de
fective safety appliances, the jury
returned a verdict of guilty. Govern
ment inspectors who found the de
fective appliances were the principal
witnesses for.,ibe prosecution. This
is regarded as a sort of a test case
for this part of the country and the
case will, be appealed. A penalty
of $100 only is involved.
Gov. Kitehin Presented Diplomas.
The 115th commencement of the
University of North Carolina came to
a successful close at Chapel Hill
Tuesday when Gov. W. W. Kitehin
presented the diplomas to the gradu
ating class in the name of the State
of North Carolina.
President Venable, in his annual
announcements, announced the elec
tion of Prof. Bain, of the University
of South Carolina, to head of tha
Greek department as successor to
Dr. Eben Alexander.
One hundred and ten degrees were
Rowan County Strong Financially.
Rowan county can boast of being
in a splendid condition financially,
the ' report of Treasurer Nicholas
showing a total cash balance to the
credit of the county in the city banks
of $35,889.69. Of this amount $7,
616.68 is to the credit of the school
fund, $3,636.20 to the credit of the
county fund, $4,043.73 to the road
fund, and county and special town
ship bond fund $19,992.90.
Lucky Mistake for Criminal.
Rub Holt, a negro sent from Lex
ington county to the State prison 2
years ago to serve a sentence of 15
years for attempted criminal assault,
turned up at Linwood recently, and
it was found that the penitenitary
officials had mixed him up with an
other negro whose time was out but
when deputies went down to Lin
wood to arrest him, he had vanish
ed, and is at large.
Pellagra Victims at Durham.
William II. Wilson, a colored con
tractor, died at Durham of pellagra.
The finding of three new cases among
the white ladies of the city and coun
ty has not moved the physicians to
fright, though 11 deaths have occur
red in Durham from this disease. All
cases show hope of recovery.
Accommodations for Merchants.
In order to afford better boat facil
ities for the merchants between New
York and Georgetown an additional
steamer has been put on the Clyde
Line, plying between New York ad
Wilmington and Georgetown.
Editor's Assailant Captured. .
Will Honeycutt, a fugitive from
justice and wanted at Wadesboro for
trial on two charges, has been arrest
ed at Fort Edward, N. Y. Honey
cutt is the man who drew his knife
on Editor Bivens of The Ansonian
because of publications concerning
his actions. ' He is charged with sell
North Carolina Nuggets.
The Southbound Railroad that is
being built from Winston to Wades
boro. will'1 have, when completed, one
of the best roadbeds in North Caro
lina All crossings and bridges are
made of concrete.
The franchise and all property of
the Consolidated Power and Street
Railway Co., of Fayettville, was
bought by J. Sprunt Newton for
$05,000. The property.: will be great
The North Carolina Democratic
Convention will aieet in Charlotte
Framing an Issue for the Com.
TAFT'S SPEECH IN MICHIGAN
Points Out the Demands and Conten
tions of the Socialists, an Admits
That it is a Very Grave Problem,
and One That Has Not Yet Been
Solved by the American People.
Jackson, Mich., Special. President
Taft Saturday proclaimed socialism
as the great problem that confronts
the American people, the issue that
is soon to come and that must be
skillfully met. He predicted that the
American people must soon determine ,
whether it shall trust the same party
with the solution of "that problem
than which we have had no greater
in the history of the country."
Mr. Taft spoke with great earnest
ness and his remarks seemed deeply
to impress his hearers. By many hi3
words were taken as framing an is
sue for for the coming campaign.
He said : ' ' The issue that is being
framed, as it seems to me, is the
issue with respect to the , institution
of- private property. There ara
those who charge to that institution
the corporation abuses,' the greed and
the corruption that grew out of those v
abuses, the unequal distribution of
property, the poverty of some and the
undue wealth of others, and therefore
say 'We will have none of it and wo 1
must have a new rule of distribution -:
that for want of a better name we
shall call socialism. '
- "On the other hand it is contended
that it is not the institution of pri- :
vate property that shall be abolished,
but only that the time has come in
which it is necessary to lay down cer
tain rules restricting and regulating
the use of that private property which
shall not deprive the world of in
dividual effort but which shall still
keep the law and the opportunity to
use private property under such con
trol that these abuses may be wiped
out and the boon of individual effort
still be left to us.
"Now," my friends, that presents a
great and difficult problem that I am
quite willing to admit we have not
Automobiles Ruining Men.
New York, Special. There are so
many young men coursing about "the
country in automobiles and their
pleasure absorbs such a large share
of the productive capital of the- coun
try that Chancellor James R.Day of
Syracuse University believes it is be
coming a question if the automobile
is not a curse to the country.
The chancellor was speaking-to the
graduating class of the University
Sunday on self-sacrifice and self-denial
and he chose the automobile as a
" broad and apparent illustration" of
a luxury that too often is not sacri
ficed. "Young mechanics and clerks and
business men," he said, "who need
all of their capital, are mortgaging
their homes by the thousands; and los
ing their positions often by their in
fatuation with this form of pleasure."
Lack of self-denial is accountable
the chancellor believes, for a lower
Who Said That It Did?
Philadelphia, Pa., Specials Presi
dent Taft delivered the annual com
mencement day oration at Bryn. Mawr
College, where his daughter Helen is
a student. Taking for his subject
"Higher Education for Women," the
President declared that he favored
the higher education of women, and
said that he utterly dissented from
the suggestion that higher education
rather unfits them for the duties of
a wife and mother.
Iditarod City, Alaska, Special.
(Via Kaltag, .Alaska,) Three hun
dred and fifty prospectors, the first
party of stampeders to reach' the new
Iditarod gold fields, reached Fair
banks Sunday after three-weeks trip
down the Yokon river.
Uncle Sam After Murderer.
Washington, Special. The State
Department will, render every possible
assistance to the Louisville, Ky., au
thorities in tracking the murderer of
little Alma Kellner.
Risked Life For False Teeth.
East Point, Ga., Special. A. Gold
berg, a merchant, barely missed death
Saturday morning when he attempted .
to rush into his burning residence
and secure bis set of false teeth.
Friends barely reached him in time
to detaia hlca.