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"FOR GOD, FOR COUNTRY AND FOI TRUTH."
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PLYMOUTH, N, C FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 1910.
HAPPY ON THE WAY
Koosevelt Bounding O'er the
NATIONAL WELCOME SATURDAY
Porty tc Fifty Thousand Members of
Organizations Will be in Line in
Addition to Thousands of Visitors
Spanish War Veterans, Governors,
nd Other High State Officials to
; Join in the Warm Welcome Home
, to the "First Citizen of the Land."
New York, Special. Secretary
jCosby of the Roosevelt reception com
mittee estimated that 40,000 to 50,000
persons comprising local and visiting
organizations -will be in line along
ifpftb. avenue next Saturday afternoon
at the time of the parade in honor of
Theodore Roosevelt's return. R. A.
C. Smith, chairman of the harbor
display committee, places the esti
mate of boats at something over two
Many of the organizations will be in
uniform or wear some insignia of
their order and nearly all will have
bands. To each organization com-
J arizing more than 100 persons a block
ms be'en assigned' on Fifth avemie.
Many will carry Roosevelt flags and
other society flags and the national
-emblem. They will not march, but
will stand in their places as Colonel
Roosevelt, the Rough Riders and other
Spanish war veterans go past.
The Hamilton Club of Chicago,
under the leadership of John II. Bat
ten, wijl send 100 members who will go
doAvn the bay on the steamship Com
modore and later have a stand on
Fifth avenue. The Pittsburg Business
"Men's Association will send 500, mar
shaled by Col. A. P. Moore. Omaha
will send a delegatiqn and Philadel
phia, Cincinnati and other cities will
add to the numbers.
The Army and Navy Union has
sked for a place for between 200 and
300, the Spanish war veterans, who
are to march, will turn out about
2,000 locally and the Roosevelt Neigh
bors Association of Oyster Bay, to
gether with a delegation from the
Nassau county board of supervisors
will have 000 men.
Points From Oxford Address of
London, By Cable. "To be opulent
and unarmed is to secure ease in the
present at almost certain cost of dis
aster in the future."
"Rome fell by attack from without,
only because the ills within herown
borders had grown incurable."
"The only elective way to help any
man is to help him to help himself."
"No doctrinaire theories of vested
rights or freedom of contract can
stand in the way of our cutting out
abuses from the body politic."
"In the long run, there can be no
justification for one race managing
or controlling another, unless the
mauagment ai.d control are exercised
in the interest and for the benefit
of that other race."
"Some of you think me a very
radical democrat; as, for the matter
of fact, I am; and my theory of im
perialism Avould probably suit the
anti-imperialist as little as it would
suit a certain type of forcible-feeble
"Dryness is not in itself a measure
of value. A book which is written to
be read should be readable. This
rather obvious fact seems to have
been forgotten by the more zealous
"Loan Sharks" Prosecuted.
v Atlanta, Ga., Special. As a result
of a campaign waged by newspapers
and civic associations against "loan
shanks," the Fulton county grand
jury has returned forty-five indict
ments against local money-lenders,
President -Will Get Money.
Washington, Special. Democratic
members of the House, who on May
26 prevented the $25,000 appropria
tion for President Taft's traveling ex
penses for the fiscal year of 1911,
toeing made available for use for the
posing months of the fiscal year end
ing June 30, 1910, will not oppose the
appropriation as arranged by the
Senate in the sundry civil appropria
Fake Cure Specialist Punished.
New Orleans, Special. Dr. Roland
Ueirister of this city was found
guilty in the United States district
court here of the charge of using the
mails to defraud and was sentenced
to 13 months in the federal peniten
tiary at Atlanta. It was alleged that
lie sent out circulars making false
claims and guarantees of cures. Drs.
A. S. Dyer and II. W. Hale, who werea
found guilty on a similar charge sev-3
eral days ago, were also sentenced,
the former to a term of 13 months
in the Atlanta prison and a fine of
$1,000 and the latter to IS months
and a fine of $5,000.
THE NEWS MINUTELY TOLD
The Heart of Happenings Carved
From the Whole Country.
Gov. N. P. Broward defeated U. S.
Senator James P. Taliaferro for the
Senate in Florida.
Forty-two additional officers in the
army are provided for in a bill pass
ed by the Senate.
Mr. Cullom, of Illinois, is the sec
ond man in age in the Senate. If he
lives until November 12 next, he will
The most aged man now in the
Senate is Mr. Stephenson, of Wis
consin. On June 29 he will be 81
Andy Craig, a well-known Chicago
sport, placed $10,000 on Jeffries
against $6,000, wagered by Edward
Dickson, broker, on Johnson.
Four people were killed and one
seriously injured at Haverstraw, N.
Y., when a loeomotive struck a coach
returning from a funeral.
Mrs. Helen Stittz, of Toledo, O.,
when informed that her daughter,
Helen, aged 14, had been killed by
an auto, lost her power of speech.
Collector Loeb has completed ar
rangements with the Treasury De
partment 'for the loan of three rev
enue cutters for June 18 to meet Col.
Senator Frye is an enthusiastic and
successful angler, and spends the
greater part of his vacation on the
beautiful lakes of his native State
indulging in his favorite sport.
Jules A. Silon, or Simon, stated to
be a resident of San Frarcisco, as
cended to the crater of Vesuvius,
which is again becoming active, and
was killed by inhaling the fumes.
The President hopes that the Sen
ate will accept the postal .savings
bank bill as it passes the House, and
if this can be brought about speedy
adjournment is said to be assured.
There will be no report at this
session of Congress from the special
committee of which Representative
Olcott, of New York, is chairman,
which has been investigating the ship
Charles Warner, at one time a pros
perous manufacturer of canned goods,
died in a Brooklyn hospital from a
razor cut, which he inflicted upon
himself shortly after his arrest on a
charge of forgery.
When President Taft nominated
"Col." Thomas D. Murphy to be
postmaster at Augusta, Ga., he nam
ed the champion poker- player of Mr.
Taft's trip to Panama just before the
President's term began.
Five men were killed in the Rich
ard Mine near Dover, N. J., by the
overturning of a car, in whjich they
Were being drawn to the mouth of
the mine. The miners fell a distance
of 700 feet down the shaft.
"My feet hurt and nobody cares
for me. May God have mercy on my
soul," was the suicide note left by
Joseph Kress, a ' rural mail carrier
whose body was found hanging in
a barn at Bennettstown, Ky.
At London Col. Theodore Roose
velt declared that Jie had neither
asked for nor would he accept any
favors from the New York Custom
House upon his return to America on
June 18. He will pay all duties on
The Georgia Bankers Association
adopted resolutions emphatically en
dorsing New Orleans as the city fitted
in every particular for the holding
of the World's Panama Exposition in
celebration of the completion of the
Panama Canal in 1915.
Vital statistics made public show a
decrease in the birth rate in France.
The births in 1909 were 770,000,
against 792,000 in the preceding year.
Since 1851 the population of the re
public has been increased by 3,000,
000 only, while the population of
Germany in the same period has been
increased by 30,000,000. " '
The Interstate Commerce Commis
sion has received notice that the rail
roads, on June 1 increased their rates
on wool approximatelv 20 per cent,
will reduce them again on July 7.
A resolution condemning the plac
ing of a statue of Robert E. Lee in
the 1 National Capitol was tabled at
at the closing session of the 44th
annual meeting of the Pennsylvania
Encampment of the G. A. R., at
The Methodist ministers of Greater
New York have adopted resolutions
calling upon voters to support Gov
ernor Hughes in his fight for direct
At St. Louis Dr. John B. Murphy
of Chicago was elected , president of
the American Medical association and
Dr. Geo. II. Simmons of Chicago,
secretary. Los Angeles was selected
as the next meeting place.
Characterizing the river and harboT
bill as a "pork barrel," Senators
Burton, of Ohio, and Newlands, of
Nevada, severely criticized the con
ference report on that measure, which
was called up in the Senate by Sen
Cotton seed bread may be adopted
as a ration for the United States
The " airship glide" is the latest
thing in the waltz and two-step line,
introduced at the Chicago conventioa
of the United Professional Teachers
The seven members of the Inter
state Commerce Commission Thurs
day began to roll up their sleeves for
a long tussle with the rate increases
proposed by the railroads throughout
the country. t
Plans for the erection of a 30-story
hotel in Chicago have been announc
ed. According to the plans the hotel
will contain 1,400 rooms and will
At Cleveland two thousand Masons
from all parts of the country par
ticipated in the 21st annual session
of the Supreme Council of the Mystic
Order of the Veiled Prophets of the
The Union Pacific Railroad Com
pany is conducting extensive experi
ments with the h0pe of making wire
less telegraphy available for the oper
ation of trains.
Murdered American Woman.
Como, Italy, By Cable. The police
are bending all their energy to solve
the, mysterious murder of an Ameri
can woman, believed to be. Mrs. Por
ter Charlton, of New York, formerly
Mary Crittenden Scott, of San Fran
cisco, whose body was found tied in
a trunk at tJ Wtom of Lake Como.
To Extend Second-Class Privilege.
Washington, Special. Periodicals
of benevolent or fraternal societies
and institutions of learning, support
ed in whole or in part by public tax
ation, trades unions, and professional,
literary, historical or scientific so
cieties, are to be admitted to the mails
as second-class matter according to
the terms of a bill passed by the
Listen For Cannon.
Washington, Special. Joseph G
Cannon has decided to make an ex
tensive speaking tour in the campaign.
, Cut Out Whftkey for a Year.
Charleston, W. Va., Special. By a
unanimous vote the conntv commis
sioners of Kanakha County voted to
reject all applications tor saloon
licenses in Charleston and Kanawaha
County for one year, beginning July
Following this action 1,500 men,
women and children, who had attend
ed the session of the Court, march
ed from the Court House, singing,
"Nearer My God to Thee."
Old Timers Will Fight.
St. Louis, Special. Bill Clark,
"the Belfast Chicken" of other fight
ing days, has received an offer from
Billy Delaney of San Francisco to
box a preliminary of four rounds at
the Jeff-Johnson fight. Clark is 84
years old. His opponent is to be
Jem Mace, 79 years old. Delanej
wrote he is now awaiting on Mace's
answer. He offers each of the formei
pugilists their expenses to Saa Fran
cisco and $500.
Public Sentimsnt Rules.
Milwaukee, Special. "Any Legis
lature that establishes police regula
tions in defiance of public sentiment
must suffer humiliation of seeing its
mandate disregarded," said United
States Judge J. V. Quarles, in setting
forth the grounds for his ruling that
keeping a saloon open on Sunday did
not vitiate a man's application for
Taft, $75,000 Kaiser, $4,875,000.
Berlin, By Cable. In the face of a
violent attack by the Socialist mem
bers, the Prussion Diet passed on
first reading the Government bill to
increase the Kaiser's yearlv allow
ance from $4,000,000 to $4,875,000.
Only the six Socialist members voted
against the measure.
Prohibit Commercial Use Red Cross.
Washington, Special. A Senate
bill prohibiting the use of the insignia
of the Red Class by unauthorized per
sons was passed by the Senate.
Eitchccck Saves P. O. $500,000.
Washington, Special. Postmaster
General Hitchcock lias approved a
new money order form to conform
with the new law enacted a few days
ago by Congress. The new law re
peals that portion of Section 4035 of
the Revised Statutes providing that
"postmasters issuing a money order
shal send a notice thereof by mail,
without delay, to postmaster on whom
it is drawn." By eliminating thiS
advice to postmaster:?, it is estimated
that more than $500,000 a year will
be saved. v '
The empty head, declares the Chi
cago Tribune, never has a light heart.
SOOTH'S BIG LOSS
Senator Hale "Objects" to the
VALUABLE LANDS NOT DRAINED
More Than 50,000,000 Acres of Lands
Will Not be Reclaimed Delega
tions of Farmers Urged the Impor
tance of the Amendment But
$3,600,005 is Incorporated For the
Pleasure of the Residents of Wash
ington, D. C.
Washington, Special. An amend
ment carrying an appropriation of
$150,000 to show the people of the
South how to drain and reclaim 50,
000,000 acres of the most valuable
land in the United States, was kept
out of the sundry civil bill by reason
of the opposition of Senator - Hale,
of Maine. The amendment was one
introduced in the Senate by Senator
Foster, of Louisiana, and endorsed
by Southern Senators. With the
elimination of the drainage amend
ment, there was incorporated in the
same bill by the same Senator from
Maine an amendment appropriating
$3,600,000 for the purchase of eleven
city blocks to afford a better view of
the new union station. from the Capi
tol and office building occupied by
Senators. The amendment that was
eliminated from the bill by the
Senator from Maine would have re
sulted in ..the development of 50,000,
000 acres of the richest and most pro
ductive land in the entire country,
thus adding hundreds of millions in
dollars -to the. wealth of the nation.
The amendment incorporated in the
bill at the instance of Senator Hale
satisfied the whim of a few Senators.
The first amendment is endorsed by
the farmers of the country, three
large delegations having . come to
Washington from the South and
Southwest and appeared before com
mittees of Congress to urge the im
porlinfce of the appropriation for a
survey with the object of proving how
this waste land may be drained for
settlers and home-seekers. The- sec
ond amendment is endorsed largely
by people who live m Washington
v Senator Hale is next to the oldest
member of. the Senate in point of
service, and his viewpoint is largely
restricted to New England. He is a
product of another dav and out of
touch with the modern thought for
the development of the country. The
people of Maine have decided to re
tire him to private life after March,
and as a result he is not a candidate
for re-election. The efforts of Sena
tor Hale well entitle him to the re
spite from public life that awaits
Gov. Glenn on Negro Tiucation.
Cleveland, Ohio, Special. A severe
arraignment of the Southern States
for their failure to properly educate
the negro was delivered Wednesday
night in an address by former Gov
ernor R. B. Glenn, of North Carolina.
Mr. Glenn declared that in eleven
Southern States, where the negroes
form 40 per cent of the population,
only 15 per cent of the school fund
is devoted to their education. He
was speaking at the Euclid Avenue
"This leads," he said, "to an in
crease in crime and immorality and
is especially noted in the illiterate
"There are 30,000 negro preachers,
who exercise an enormous influence
over nine million negroes. About 10
per cent of these have received more
than a primary education and the
remaining 27,000 are ignorant men,
who are framing the destinies of mil
lions of their fellows."
Why Not Include Poker?
Baton Rouge, La., Special. If Rep
resentative Derouen, of Iberia parish,
can pass a bill, noticj of which he
has given in the lower branch of the
legislature, bridge whist will be
tabooed in the State of Louisiana.
The bill calls for "the absolute sup
pression of the playing of bridge
Parr an Honest Man.
New York, Special. Richard Parr,
special agent of the Treasury De
partment, the man who ferreted out
the American Sugar Refining Com
pany's frauds, will corns into a for
tune from the srovcrnment fcr his
work. lie may 'get $700,000.
Marking Graves at Gettysburg.
Gettysburg, Pa., Special. Fifty
nine handsome granite monuments
with bronze tablets are being placed
on the Confederate avenues to take j
the places cf the iron battlefield
markers, which have hitherto marked
the position of the Southern brigades
at Gettysburg. f
HONOR MEMORY BILL NYE
North Carolina Editors Think
of Monument for Grave.
Wrightsville Beach, N. C, Special
One ef the features of the opening
session of the annual convention of
the North Carolina Press Association,
which convened here Wednesday, was
the launching of a movement to erect
a substantial memorial to the late
"Bill" Nye, the humorist, whose
death occurred at his home in this
State in 1896, and whose unmarked
grave in Henderson county is the
mecca for many tourists.
The movement, which was introduc
ed in the course of an essay on
journalistic problems by R. W. Vin
cent, of the Charlotte Observer, was
eloquently seconded by James H.
Caine, of the Asheville Citizen, in, an
enthusiastic speech. Mr. Viacent
said, in part:
"Up yonder in the mountain fast
nesses of Henderson, in a grave un
marked save by a rough stone bould
er, uninscribed, which by his wish
is the only monument he desired, lies
all that is mortal of an adopted son
whose memory this State has neglect
ed to honor one we are proud to
claim as of our craft the lamented
Bill Nye. It was his misfortune not
to have been born in North Carolina-
Maine claims that distinction but
the best years of his life were spent
at beautiful Buck Shoals and the best
work of his career was done there.
It was in the Carolina foothills that
he gave up the unequal struggle, and
it is there that he is buried.
"We cannot more ornately mark
his last resting place if we respect
his wishes, but we can erect in Hen
dersonville or Asheville, or, if you
will, in the shade of the Capitol at
Raleigh, a suitable and substantial
memorial to show to the world that
we know our duty and have perform
Customs Court's First Case. '
Washington, Special. The new
United States Customs Court, sitting
as a final court of appeals, in cus
toms cases only, Thursday took up
its first case, the determination as
to whether certains paints be assess
ed at 5 cents -a -pound, or 30 per
cent, ad valorem by the customs au
thorities. Dr. Cram, of S. C, Lands Again.
Washington, Special. President
Taft has nominated William D. Crum,
of South Carolina, to be minister
resident and consul general at Mon
rovia. Liberia. Crum is the negro
whose appointment by Mr. Roosevelt
as collector of the iort at Charleston,
S. C, raised such a storm of protest
in the South.
Cannot Float in Polluted Water.
Washington, Special. In a deeisiop
issued by the Department of Agri
culture, it was announced that the
floating of oj-sters would be permitted
by the department if the water in
which the floating was done was of
the same saline content as the water
in which the oysters were grown.
Wheat Crop Very Good.
Washington, Special. The govern
ment, crop report shows the area
sown to spring wheat is about 19,
742,000 acres cr 1,349,000 acres (7.3
per cent) more than last year; the
condition on June 1 was 92.8 as com
pared with 95.2 on June 1, 1909. The
condition of winter wheat was 80.1
compared with 82.1 on May 1, 1910,
80.7 on June 1, 1909.
Did Spaniards Blow Up Maine?
Indianapolis, Ind., Special. In an
interview Thursday John E. Lamb,
who served in Congress with the late
Thomas B. Reed, Speaker of the
House, says that Reed "always be
lieved that the blowing up of the
Maine in Havana harbor was the re
sult of an accident end no way
chargeable to the Spaniards.
Taft Will Be There by Proxy.
Washington, Special. President
Taft has asked Secretary of the Navy
Meyer and Secretary of Agriculture
Wilson, both of whom were in the
Roosevelt Cabinet, to go to New York
on June 18 to meet Col. Roosevelt
on his return from Africa. The
President will also send a letter to
Col. Roosevelt by Capt. Archie Butt,
his military aide.
Fruit Shortage $40,000,000.
Richmond, Va., Special. William
II. Murray, fruit expert and corre
spondent of national repute for the
California Fruit Growers and Ship
pers' Journal, estimates the fruit
shortage in the United States this
year as from forty to fifty million
Killed Patient With Germs.
St. Petersburg, Special Dr. Pat
schenko, who, with Count ue Lassy.
was arrested here about a week ago
on suspicion of poisoning Count
Boutouliu, heir to a fortune of $?,
500,000, has confessed that he killed
Count Bontouliu by injecting cholera
PRINT PAPER SHORF
Demand Almost as Great as
PROBLtlVl run int rUBLiancKa
. . wmmv mini irilFnfl
Only a Week's Supply Ahead Tends
Towards Excessive Fluctuations in
Price Strikes in Large Mills One
Cause Consumption 4,000 Tons
Daily Production, 4,125 Tons.
Washington, Special That the
supply of news-print paper in the
American mills has been still further
depleted since March 30, so that on
April 30 there was less than five days'
supply on hand, is the purport of a
statement made public by Herbert
Knox Smith, commissioner of corpor-
r nir w i riff i ii i. nLaLcmuubt t
April, showed but W,907 tons on
hand ; since then tfiere has ;been a
decrease of 1.847 tons. The'decrease
since April 30, 1909, has been" more
than 18,000 tons. The normal con
sumption per day is said to be about
4,000 tons; the production capacity
Decline in Production.
"Statistics of news-print paper for
April, 1910, as compiled by the
American Paper and Pulp Associa
tion, and filed with the commissioner
of corporations, show a sharp decline
in production and a further drain
upon stocks. The total 'supply on
hand on April 30, 1910, was only 18,
060 tons, a reduction of 1,847 tons
since April 1. On April 30,1909, the
stocks were 36,133 tons. Stocks have
been steadily decreasing ever since
the end of last August, when they
exceeded 53,000 tons. As late as
January 1, 1910, they were in excess
of 26,600 tons. This continued de
crease has, as is well known, been ac
tompanied by a considerable increase
"This reduction in stocks is the
more significant in view of the fact
that during . the period from Janu
ary 1 to April 30, 1909, there was
an increase from 20,370 tons to 36,t
133 tons, or of over 15,700 tons,
as compared with a decrease of over
8,500 tons for the corresponding four
months of 1910.
Strike in Large Mills.
"This reduction in stocks is chiefly
due to the reduction in output, which
fell from 84,219 tons in March, 1910,
to 80,4S9 tons in April, a net de
cline of 3,730 tons. In April, 1909,
the production was 89,478 tons. The
statistics for 1910 show a decrease in
production in April as compared with
January of 4,058 tons, whereas, the
same comparison in 1909 shows an
increase of over 7,700 tons. The
'normal' output for the month of
April, 1910, as computed by the as
sociation, it may be noted, is 96,538
tons; the actual output, therefore,
was only 83 per cent of this normal.
The decrease is chiefly attributed to
a strike in some of the large mills;
the production at the end of - May is
said to be close to normal.
"The month's shipments were 83,
336 tons, or 1,847 tons more than the
production. The shipments were,
however, only 85 per cent of the es
timated 'normal' for the month, and'
are considerably less than those for
preceding months of the current year,
which have ranged between 86,200
tons and 87.500 tons.
A Narrow Margin.
"In this general connection, it is
really remarkable to note upon how
narrow a margin of supply this in
dustry operates. The average stocks
held by manufacturers in the past one
and one-half years would not exceed
at best (three weeks:' consumption,
while the manufacturers' stocks oa
April 30, 1910, would not give more
than a week's supply. This situa
tion necsarily tends toward exces
sive fluctuations in Drice."
Fraudulent Bankruptcies on Wane.
New York, Special. Fraudulent
bankruptcies in the dry goods trade,
which in past years have caused losses
of many hundreds of thousands of
dollars annually to reputablt mer
chants, are now on the wane, accord
ing to reports gathered by the Mer
chants' Protective Association, which,
has been conducting a campaign
against get -rich-quick failures and
crooked bankruptcies generally.
Spanked 19-Year-Old Daughter.
Waynesburg, Pa., Special. The rod
as a corrective asrent has been held
legal as well as ttlicient by a Greene
county jury, even though the recipe
ient of t ho punishment be 19, pretty
and a society becle. The jury which,
heard the case aeain&t Richard Evvart,
who was charged "by his 19-year-old
daughter, Bessie, with'' assault and
battery, decided the accused was
wholly within his rights and found
Lim not guilty.
The youn? lady testified her father
spanked and whipped her because she
went to a skating rink. The girl has
been living with an uncle since