North Carolina Newspapers

    t& a Year, In Advaoca.
"FOR OOD, FOK COUNTRY AND FOR TRUTH."
VOL. XXI.
PLYMOUTH, N, C. JfRIDAY, JULY 1,
NCV3.
CHARLTON CAUGHT
Boyish Murderer May Go from
Jail a Free Man.
AN UNPRECEDENTED SITUATION
Cannot be Tried Under the Laws of
New Jersey Up to United States
Italy May Not Grant Extradition.
Family Declare Young Man Insane
New York, Speeial. Porter Charl
ton will not be tried for murder in
the courts of New Jersey. Whether
he beat his wife on the head into in
sensibility with blows with a wooden
mallet at Lake Como, Italy, and then
stuffed her, still living, into a trunk
and sank the trunk in the waters of
the lake, is a matter outside the
jurisdiction of the New Jersey courts.
On the other hand, he will not be
released until the question of his
sanity is determined. This isvassured
by the Charlton family, who announ
ced through counsel that . if the
youth's mind proves dangerously un
sound they would take the initiative
in having him committed to some
suitable institution.
The. attitude of the New Jersey
courts, as defln'ed by Prosecutor
Pierre Garven of Hudson county, is
this:
"The State of New Jersey now
holds Charlton merely on the com
plaint of the Italian consul general
as a fugitive from Italian justice,
pending a request for his extradition
from the Italian Department of
State through the Italian minister to
Secretary Knox of the American De
partment of State. If extradition is
not demanded there is absolutely no
action that the courts of this State
can take. Whether tho Federal courts
can still step in is a matter outside
my province and on which the At
torney General of the United States
is more competent to pass opinion."
Thus there is a possibility that
CharU.on may walk from jail a free
man without trial, for the general
trend of the dispatches from Rome
6eem to indicate that the Italian
government will act in the matter
with reluctance, if at all, since the
demand of extradition to Italy of an
American subject who has committed
a crime within Italian jurisdiction
would imperil a cherished Italian
precedent.
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Nevada Governor Won't Stop Tight.
Ogden, Utah, Special. Governor
Diekerson, of Nevada, will not inter
fere with the Jeffries-Johnson fight.
When seen by a representative of
the Associated Press the Governor
said that the laws of Nevada licens
ed prize fighting and that, therefore,
the Executive of the State was with
out authority to stop the fight.
"However, if there is any evidence
of a fake fight," said Governor Ditk
erson, ' ' I shall stop it, but I am con
vinced the contest is on its merits.
Be certain to qualify that statement
as to the fake fight."
Jack Johnson Goes Too Fast.
San Francisco. Special. Jack
Johnson was taken to the city prison
Wednesday on a charge of violating
the automobile speed laws. He was
released on $50 bail. .
Johnson was arrested at his train
ing camp where he had locked him
self in. Three policemen broke in
and with drawn revolvers took the
negro from the room. Under .advice
of Chief of Police Martin, a charge of
resisting an officer was changed to one
of exceeding the speed limit.
Hoke Smith Enteis Georgia Race.
Atlanta, . Ga., Special. Former
Gov. Hoke Smith, who was defeated
for re-election two year3 ago by Jo
seph M. Brown, has announced his
candidacy for the governorship.
Gov. Brown is a candidate for re
election. Idaho Gets the Honor.
Washington, Special. The battle
ship Idaho is to enjoy for a year tht
coveted official honor of being the
best hitter in the American navy. A
comparison of the shooting perform
ance of the battleships this year is
made public at the Navy Department.
The Idaho made a score of 46.121.
The South Carolina gets second place
with a score of 42.585, and the Wis
consin third with a score of 40.478.
First Cotton Bale.
Houston, Tex., Special. Weighing
416 pounds, the first bale of the cot
ton crop 1910, reached here Thursdaj
from Mercedes. The bale classed as
good middling and at auction brought
$375.
"Golden Rule" Chief Vindicated.
Cleveland, Special. Fred Kohler,
the "Golden Rule" chiefof police
who was suspended from his position
bv Mayor Baehr upon the filing of
charges alleging drunkenness and im
morality, was acquitted by the civil
service commission. Kobler will be
instated at onee.
THE NEWS MINUTELY TOLD
The Heart of Happenings Carvei
From the Whote Country.
Richard A. Coleman, the "Peck's
bad boy" of theatrical fame died at
Beston.
Theodore Roosevelt has asked Gov
ernor Hughes to visit him at Saga
more Hill in the hear future for a
conference.
Mrs. Hattie Gorman, widow of the
late Senator Arthur Pue Gorman, of
Maryland, died at Washington, at
the age of 75, after a lingering ill
ness. ' One of the biggest jobs which Col.
Roosevelt found himself confronted
with when he reached the Outlook
office was the looking over of nearly
5,000 letters.
By. a vote of 255 to 20 the House
passed a bill providing for the is
suance of certificates of indebtedness
to the amount of $20,000,000 to pro
vide a fund for the completion of
reclamation projects already begun.
Maharajah Sir Sayaji II, gaekwar
of Baroda, who enjoys an annual in
come of $12,000,000,' and is one of
the richest potentates in India, is
visiting New York and Boston. His
son, Prince Jasingaro, is a student at
Yale. )
Practically every window in the
town of Algiers, 111., was destroyed.
Hailstones which by actual" measure
ment were five inches in circumfer
ence fell and hundreds of chickens
were killed. The damage is estimat
ed at $100,000.
The Interstate Commerce Commis
sion denied the application of the
Pullman Car jCompany to postpone
the date when the commission's order
requiring the company to lower its
rates shall become effective. The
rate goes into effect July 1.
The Cuban house of representa
tives passed a bill- granting, a 30
years' concession to an American
company to operate bull fights, cock
fights, horse racing and gambling gen
erally on the reservation at Buena
Vista, a suburb of Havana.
The spider beauty spot veil is the
latest novelty offered to women. Of
course, it originated in Paris. It is
a copy of a spider in blaek chenille
and is posed outside the veil. It iu
almost an inch and a half in diameter.
The veil is worked in imitation of
a spider's web.
At Dusseldorf, Germany, the first
regular air ship "passenger service was
inaugurated when Count Zeppelin's
great craft, the, Deutschland, carry
ing 20 passengers, successfully made
the first scheduled trip from Fried
richshafen to Dusseldorf, a distance
of 300 miles, in nine hours.
A remarkable operation has jut
been performed at the New Yortc
post-graduate hospital by. which a
man has been provided with an arti
ficial jaw of pure gold to replace a
jawbone destroyed by disease. The
operation is said to be the first of
the kind tver performed ia a New
York hospital.
A document has been filed in the
office of the County Clerk of Onon
daga county, N. Y., by which Fred
erick H. Joss, a business man, trans
fers' his wife to Harry W. Rogers,
a bookkeeper, for the sum of $1. The
agreement contains many stipulations
concerning payment of debts, etc. Mr.
and Mrs. Joss have been married for
19 years. Rogers was a roomer in
their home.
Old stories about hailstones fall
ing from the clouds as large as hen
eggs were eclipsed at York, Pa., by
William Diffendaffer, who lives in
West Babbitt. lie says that a hail
stone weighing 50 pounds or more,
composed of a let of smaller ones,
during the storm of Saturday night
fell in his back" yard. It was 3C
inches long and 14 inches wide at the
time he called in several of the neigh
bors, who voueh for his statements.
Some do not credit the story, and
think that a quantity of hail was
swept together aivl frozen.
The report of the local Internal
Revenue Collector, at Wheeling, W.
Va., shows that 10,000,000 stogies are
made in Wheeling each month. More
stogies are made ther,e than in any
other city in the world.
A recommendation has been made
to Congress by Postmaster General
Hitchcock that a law be enacted to
Indemnify the senders or owners of
third and fourth class domestic mat
ter lost in the mails.
When Henry Thompson Brown, em
ployed at a saloon at Marysville,
near Helena, Mont., found two nickels
and a dime on the floor, he began
laughing at his good fortune and con
tinued to laugh violently until he
fell over dead. It was found that
his violent laughter had resulted in
the breaking of a blood vessel.
Brown was colored and 60 years old.
The factory of the B. J. Harrison
Chair Company, Winstead, Conn.,
which is operated by water from
Highland lake, has been running 24
hours a day for several days, so many
eels having found their way into the
gates n the wheel it that it was
impossible to lose them.
WORK Of CONGRESS
Labored Very Hard And Enact
ed Important Laws
INVESTIGATE BRIBE CHARGES
Separate Committee For Each House
to Investigate ' Bribery Attempts
During Recess The Last Aet
Signed by the President Some of
the Most Important Legislation
Passed.
Washington, Special Each house of
Congress Saturday night marked its
closing hour by voting for an invest
igation of the McMurray Indian
contracts. Instead of the usual scene
of comparatively undignified relaxa
tion from the business of legislation,
both Houses deVoted exceelingly se
rious attention to the charges of at
tempt bribery and other forms of im
proper influence made in the Senate
Friday by Senator Gore of Oklahoma
and subsequently in the House by
Representative Murphy of Missouri.
Two separate investigations are
provided for one in each House.
Each body passed a resolution creat
ing a select committee of five mem
bers to pursue the inquiry into the
bottom during the recess of Con
gress and to report whether any of
its members, are, or have been, in
terested in any of these contracts.
Until a late hour in the day it looked
rather as if the matter would go by
iefault.
The last measure signed by Presi
dent Taft was a joint resolution to
authorize the Secretary of War to
toan tent3 to the Appalachian exposi
tion to be held ; in Knoxville, Tenn.,
in September, which Mr. Taft ex
pects to attend.
Notwithstanding the fact that ac
tion on many important measures was
delayed by conflicts between insurgents
and regular Republican factions in
both branches, and that the Demo
cratic minority was an active force,
Congress concluded its long session
with a record 'for enacting legislation
that seldom, if ever, hast been equal
ed; Chief in the list of legislation for
which the administration contended
were the following:
Striking revision of the railroad
laws, including the creation of a com
merce court.
Admitting Arizona and Nfew Mex
ico as separate States.
Authorizing the establishment of
postal savings banks.
Giving to the President unlimited
authority to withdraw public lauds
for conservation purposes.
Providing for publicity of campaign
jontributions.
Authorizing the issue of $20,000,
)0fr in certificates of indebtedness to
jomplete reclamation projects.
Creating a bureau of mines.
Extending the activities of the tar
iff board and appropriating $250,000
for its use.
Looking to the supervision of traf
fic in "white slaves."
Authorizing the entry of the sur
face of coal lauds.
Creating a commission to consider
economics .in the administration of
the Federal government.
Providing a new tariff system for
Ihe Philippine islands.
Legislation which, ultimately is ex
pected to give practical prohibition to
the Hawaiian Islands.
Opposed to the foregoing formid
able list of legislation obtained were
a comparatively small number of
measures which had administration
aympathy but. failed of passage.
Not the least conspicious acts of
Congress were the strenuous meas
ures taken by the House of Repre
sentatives to reform its system of
conducting business so that less power
might be imposed in the Speaker and
the organization of which he was the
natural leader.
The Speaker was removed from
the committee on rules, which he had
previously been credited with domi
nating and a new rule was adopted
for the purpose of effectually prevent
ing pigeon-holing of bills by commit
tees when they were approved by a
majority of the House.
The increase provided for the navy
was notable. Two battleships of 27,
000 tons each, armed with 14-inch
guns, making thera the most formid
able dreadnaughts afloat, were au
thorized. The naval strength of the
United States will be further sup
plemented by 6 torpedo boat destroy-j
ers, Z coiners and 4 submarines,
while an increase of the personnel of
the navy of 3,000 men was author
ized. Various ether measures of minor
importance were enacted into law.
CANNONS SUMMARY
Distinguished Speaker Praises
The Labor of Congress.
CHARACTER OF WORK COUNTS.
Change of Rules Have Amounted to
Nothing 6,000 of 27,000 Bills Con
sidered 300 Public Laws Enacted
-Postal Savings Bank Bill a Law
Appropriations Not Near as
Large as Demanded by the People.
Washington, Special. Joseph G.
Cannon summarized the work of Con
gress in a statement he gave to the
press. The Speaker paid most at
tention ' to " the legislative work ac
complished, referring only incidental
ly to the fight which had been made
on the rules of the House. The re
form of the rules, he said, had re
sulted in little advantage.
The Speaker declared that the Con
gress just ended had done more and
better work than any Congress of
which he had been a member during
his thirty-five years of service in the
House. After recounting the legisla
tion enacted, the Speaker said :
, "This work of legislation has gone
on quietly, but effectively, while
those who view Congress from a dis
tance have been assuming that the
House was doing nothing but chang
ing its rules. The changes of rules
have contributed to the pleasare and
perhaps the power of some individ
uals in the House; but the current
of legislation itself has moved on as
usual with little disturbance on ac
count of a few new methods and
with little advantage therefrom,
. ' ' I do not think the work o a Con
gress should be measured by the vol
ume of business but by the character
of the legislation and the care taken
in its consideration. Measured by
that standard the sixty-first Congress
will take a high place' in the record
of legislation. There have been, how
ever, more than 0,000 of the 27,000
bills considered and reported from
committees and about 300 public laws
enacted in this session, as against 400
public laws for the entire Sixtieth
Congress. I can commend the entire
membership of the House for in
dustry and intelligence in their legis
lative work of this session."
"This Congress has not only revis
ed the tariff, without disturbing bus
iness, but it has enacted important
legislation, amending the interstate
commerce Jaw, making that law more
effective, giving the Interstate Com
merce Commission greater power and
creating a court of commerce and this
without seriously affecting the busi
ness of the railroads or checking
their increase of wages to their em
ployes. This seems to me to meet the
definition of statesmanship in legis
lation. The Speaker then detailed other
legislation which had been enacted.
"The appropriations, " he said,
"have been large but not nearly as
large as demanded by the people who
were agitating over the development
of various departments of the gov
ernment. "The Democrats have talked about
economy but they have helped en
large every appropriation and there
are bills introduced by Democrats
and not acted upon which would call
for $500,000,000 additional expendi
ture. So, I take it, their talk of econ
omy is Pickwickian. As I said in the
beginning, the work of this Congress
has been greater than any other with
which I have been identified as a
member and it has been constructive
legislation in the face cf destructive
tacties and efforts to create, factional
strife. These efforts, I regret to say,
have received more attention in the
public press than the real work of
legislation and having given so much
space to these revolutionary efforts at I
the expense of the record of work, it
is not surprising that some of the
editors should suddenly discover in
these last days that the Republican
Congress has enacted laws to carry
out the pledges of the Republican
platform and then jumps at the con
clusion that this work lias been done
in haste before adjournment instead
of being the painstaking effort of sev
en months by the committees and the
members of Congress."
Old Woman Married Boy.
Hartford, Conn., Special The con
servatory appointed over the estate
of Mrs. Lucinda M. Cushman Treat
Goddard, 70 years old, in the Probate
Court upon action brought by her
son, Edwin A. Treat, following her
mariiage last September to Charles
R. Goddard, 21 years of age and a
member of the Yale Law School, is
set aside by a decision of Judge
Burpee handed down in the Superior
Court.
She is said to have property valued
in excess of $20,000, and after her
marriage her son, instituting the pro
ceedings, alleged that ehe was not
:apable of managing her affcrnra.
JEFFRIES AND JOHNSON.
Physical Comparisons Made of the
Two Prize Fighters.
Jim Jeffries and Jack Johnson.
Jeffries. Johnson.
Age 35 32
Weight 220 214
Height Cft.ll-4in. Cft.lin.
Neck 181-4 18
Chest (normal) ..46 39
Chest (expanded) 501-2 42
Biceps 15 161-4
Forearm .. .. ..13 141-4
Wrist 8 i01"2
Reach 75 72
Waist 36 34
Thigh 251-2 23
Calf 171-4 15
Ankle 10 91-2
Fights 20 64
Lost ..1 2
Purse, $101,000. Jeffries gets $75,
750, win, draw or lose. Johnson,
$25,250.
Moving pictures estimated $50,000
to each.
Jeffries has won nineteen fights and
lost one; "Johnson has won sixty-two
fights and lost two.
Reno, Nevada, Special Dispatch.
Temperamentally, Jack Johnson is
an interesting study. His chief char
acteristic is his unfailing good na
ture, a curiously constant! sort of
even temper that nothing seems to
ruffle.' His "golden smile" is seldom
out of evidence, and not even the
coarse and insulting jibes that fre
quently greet him from spectators
seem to have the power to disturb
him. Even when ducking a storm of
blows and showing wonderful skill
in evading the onslaughts of his op
ponent, Johnson never loses his poise
nor his power of observation. Hi3
eyes take in and appraise everything
that transpires at the ringside. He
seems to hear every comment made by
the onlookers, and even in the midst
of a clinch, when every muscle is
tense,' will recognize a witty sally
from the audience with a flash of Ms
ready smile, and, like as not, an
equally witty rejoinder thrown at
the audience over the reeking should
er against which he is pressing.
"Why don't you fight, you black
man?" yelled an enthusiast at the
Johnson-Kaufman fight. The men
were in a clinch at the time, but
without an instant's hesitation,
Johnson shouted back, "Why should
J fight? I've got your $10 already."
And this cool-headedness under
fire is another of the negro's qual
ities upon which his backers count,
believing it impossible to rattle him
by any known ring tactics. That his
good nature does not indicate a low
order of intelligence, however, has
been clearly shown by his clever bus
iness methods and his rather well
done ringside speeches. Men who
have watched him say he simply has
no nervesusing the word in the ac
cepted sense.
Johnson feels that he has been well
trained for this fight. He regards
his present staff that has whipped
him into shape in his -wind-swept
camp on the beach as the best he eviV
had, and says no fighter was ever
given more loval and efficient service
than he has received. All of his
training partners those who do the
real work with him are young men.
Effective Anti-Typhoid Vaccine.
Paris, By Cable. Prof. Vincent an
nounced before the Academy of Med
icine the discovery of an effective
anti-typhoid vaccine, which he pre
pared by steeping typhoid bacilli in
a weak solution of water and sotlium
chloride (common salt) with an ad
mixture of ether.
Prof. Vincent made a number of
experiments with animals, which af
ter being vaccinated, withstood sub
sequent inocculation with typhoid
germs.
Preacher Must Pay $4,000.
Chicago, Special. Mrs. Mary A.
Lavender, who sued the Rev. E. D.
Crawford, pastor of the Woodlawn
Methodist Episcopal Church, for $50,
000, charging slander, was awarded
$4,000 by a jury.
The suit was brought on by talk by
the pastor based on a confession, he
said, she made to him concerning her,
another clergyman and himself.
Battle With Desperate Man.
Ocillia, Ga.. Special. Chief of Po
lice Davis, of Ocilla, was shot and
killed and Jailer (!. Bass was prob
ably fatally wounded and other mem
bers of the sheriff's posse received
minor wounds as a result of a battle
Sunday with H. W. Bostwiek, who
had barricaded himself in a house
in the western part of Irwin county.
Diaz Again Elected President Mexico.
Mexico City, Speeial. Gen. Pori
fio Diaz was Monday elected presi
dent of Mexico and Gen. Corralos
vice-president by an overwhealming
majority, according to returns re
ceived here from all over the country.
SENATE SENSATION
Blind Senator Gore Exposes
Bribery Attempt.
CONCERNING ATTORNEY FEES.
Senators and Representative and
Other Ex-Officials and Prominent
People Involved in Ugly Charges
Affecting Congressional Legisla
tionLegislators Stirred Lobby
Maintained Investigation Will be
Ordered.
Washington, Special. Senator
Gore of Oklahoma disclosed in the
Senate Friday what he interpreted as
an effort to bribe, him in connection
with legislation affecting the fortune
in attorneys' fees claimed by J. F.
McMurray of Oklahoma for services
rendered to the Choctaw and Chick
asaw nations in land and town sits
cases. . .
The charge created a sensation in
the Senate which later extended to
the House. The latter body in con
sequence sent back to conference the
general, deficiency bill which carried
an item relating to contracts between
the Indians and their attornej's.
As a reult of the denouement, Sen
ator Gore finally involved a member
of the Senate committee on Indian
affairs, a member of the House com
mittee on Indian affairs, two former
Senators one from Nebraska and
the other from Kansas but jwbsoe
names were not made public" in de
bate..
It is not improbable that an in
vestigation will be ordered. Mr. Gore
was compelled to address the Senate
three times before that body was ful
ly aroused to the seriousness of the
charges which he made. His first
effort was in connection with the
adoption of the conference report on
the deficiency bill, which had been
presented by Senator Hale. As passed
by the Senate, that measure contain
ed an amendment which would render
null and void contracts made by the
Choctaw and Chickasaw nations and
by individual members of these tribes
with their attorneys, unless the "con
tracts were approved by Congress.
Thisf provision was in accordance
with a' resolution introduced by Mr.
Gore on May 4 last. It was designed
to prevent Mr. McMurray from ob
taining fees which, it is said, would
aggregate $3,000,000 and which Mr.
Gore complained had not been earn
ed by the attorney.
Mr. Gore explained that on May 4
last he had offered a resolution sim
ilar in terms to the amendment he
had placed in the deficiency bill in
the Senate and that it had been re
ferred to the' committee on Indian af
fairs. On the following day Senator"
Hughes had beee directed to mak$ a
favorable report tfon the resolution, he
said.
"On May 6," excalimed Mr. Gore,
"a man came to me with an improper
suggestion. He was a representative
'of Mr. McMurray, a resident of my
nome town, and had been my friend
in time of need. He assured me it
would be to my financial interest if
I would call on the Senator from
Colorado and advise him not to re
port the resolution. There was a sug
gestion that $25,000 or $50,000 would
be available if the contracts were not
prohibited. I anr. informed that a
similar proposition was made Thurs
day to a member of the House of Rep
resentatives. "
Mr. Gore also charged that an "ex
Senator sfrom Nebraska and an ex
Senator from Kansas are interested
in these contracts" and declared that
a large lobby was maintained in
Washington in that interest. He said
that he felt in honor bound to con
tinue these efforts "to prevent this
steal from those defenseless Indians
in Oklahoma."
Boost Taft Administration.
St. Paul, Minn., Special. Indors
ing the "Wise. Conciliatorv" adrrin.
istration of President Taft but lavins
on the table by an overwhelming vote
a resolution "reaffirming our unal
terable support of the policies nro-
mulgated by Theodore Roosevelt" the
Minnesota State Republican Conven
tion met Wednesday and nominated
a full State ticket.
Twins Borned Joined Together.
Vienna, By Cable. A curious pair
of freak twins, on- the "Siamese'
plan, has been born to gypsy parents
at the village of Havric, ia the Aus
trian Tyrol. Both axe boys, and they
are joined together blow the waist.
While their upper ports are distinct,
there is only one pair of legs. There
is a marked difference in the consitu
tion of the two twins, one being
lusty and voracious, the other fair
skinned in contrast to his brother
is rather languid and delicate.
Both the parents are swarthy skin
ned gypsys of the true type. t
    

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