"FOR GOD, FOR COUNTRY AND FOR TRUTH"
PLYMOUTH, N, CM FRIDAY, JULY 8, L01O.
l Year, la Advanc.
THE "LAME LION OF
Senator Daniel Succumbs to
DNE OF SOUTH S BRAVEST SONS.
Illness Eegan Last October in Phila
delphia Recent Paralysis Weaken
ed His Condition His Death a
Lynchburg, Special. John Wf Dan
iel, senior Senator from Virginia and
for more than 30 years Virginia's fa
vorite son, died, here Wednes
day night, his death being due to a re
currence of paralysis. The immediate
cause of his death was a cerebral
hemorrhage which occurred at 'noon
"Wednesday in the right portion of
liis brain, involving right side. This
-was in addition to the paralysis of the
left side, which was sustained last
winter, while, in Florida for1 his
Riealth. , ''
The statesman's illness began with
sa slight attack of apoplexy in Phila
delphia last October, this keeping him
from being in his seat at the opening
of Congress last December. Only once
since that time had he appeared be
fore an audience Hud that was for an
informal talk in January.
John Warwick Daniel.
John Warwick Daniel was the only
son of William Daniel, Jr., and Sarah
JOHN WARWICK DANIEL.
Ann Warwick Daniel. He was born
In Lynchburg on September 5, 1842,
2ind was, therefore, in his 68th year
when death, ensued. His only sister is
Mrs. Don P. Halsey of Washington,
D. C. He was married November 23,
18G9, to Julia Elizabeth Murrell,
daughter of Dr. Edward H. Murrell, of
Major Df.nieLwas from a long line
of lawyers, for his father was a noteijf
jurist, having been a member of the
Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals
from 1846 to 1865, and his paternal
grandfather, William Daniel, Sr., was
he second judge of the superior court
f chancery of Lynchburg.
When the war between the States
Tbroke out Major Daniel entered the
army of the Confederacy as a second
lieutenant in company A of the 11th
Virginia Infantry. He was soon
anade first lieutenant and then adju
tant of his regiment and still latef
-was called to the rank of major and
chief of the staff of General Jubal A.
Early. He was four times wounded,
the iast wound in the battle of the
"Wilderness in 1864 incapacitating him
for further service. This wound
came near causing death for several
arteries were severed, but his corii
Tades carried him to safet'. It is
claimed that Major Daniel received
liis wound after having rescued Gen
eral Lee from a serious condition. This
-wound shattered his left thigh, ne
cessitating the use of crutches until
death. He was mentioned officially
upon numerous times for gallantry
and daring brayery. Gen. John B.
Gordon spoke of him as "the brave
And brilliant Daniel." - Later Har-
per's Weekly wrote of him, "He is
rich in influence in the Senate but
poor in purse," and a few years ago
Dr. E. A. Alderman, president of the
University of Virginia, referred to
hdm as "That Spartan man of integ
TTn Ai-aa n m r m b e r of the
House of Delegates from 1869 to
1872. He was' in the State benate
from 1S75 to 1881, being a member of
the State Senate when he was nomi
nated for Governor upon the Demo
cratic ticket in 1881. He was defeat
ed by William E. Cameron. In 1884
he was elected to the House of Rep
resentatives, . Forty-ninth Congress.
Before expiration of this term he de
feated the , late John S. Barbour for
the seat in the Federal Senate, to suc
ceed Gen. William Mahone upon the
term beginning March 5, 1887. In De
cember, 1891, he was unanimously
elected to succeed himself. Six years
later for the third t.erm he had no
opposition and in January there was
no opposition in his party for his re
election, for the term which would
have ebgun March 4, 1911, had he
Major Daniel was a Democratic
elector at large in 1876 and delegate
at large to Democratic national con
vention of 1880, 1888, 1892, 1896, 1900
There is one interesting chapter in
the life of Senator Daniel with which
the public was never familiar. His
father, a man of prominence- and
won.Hh. nlthouch his fortune consider
ably impaired by war,. still had a good
practice. He was one of those who
foresaw the great commercial develop
ment of the country and he interested
himself in numerous speculative enter-,
prises. He was sanguine to the point
of visionary. Everything seemed to
him to be promising and he subscribed
liberally to tsock in concerns, the fu
ture of which seamed to be bright. In
1873, when death came, it was dis
covered his estate was insolvent. There
were claims over and above the assets
which amounted to more than $100,
000. These claims were assumed by
Major Daniel. He had been with his
father in the practice of iaw but
there was no legal or moral obligation
upon him to settle these accounts. He
could have left them unpaid, but that
was not John Warwick Daniel. He
chose otherwise and his decision was
to pay. To him it seemed the only
honorable course, even if it took a
lifetime. Accordingly he notified the
creditors and' he began upon the task
of paying principal as well as inter
est. That was thirty-five years ago.
During these thirty-five years he lived
upon the smaller portion, of his in
come, the major portion of it going to
the creditors of his father and at the
age of 65 years lie hal the satisfaction
of discharging the last of his father's
old obligations in full. '
Major Daniel was a loyal advocate
of the "Lost Cause" and hi last
public talk, for it was a talk and not
an address, was on the anniversary of
the birthday of Gen. Robert E. Lee,
whose life he saved in 1864,' this year,
when it was observed by Garland
Rodes Camp. living in Campbell
count v, Ma jor Daniel was a member of
Dearing Camp, of Rustburg, having
been the first and only, commander
of this camp. None felt that he was
too humble to be noticed by the man
who had been horored by a nation
and it was never hard to get his at
MELVILLE W. FULLER
Chief Justice Supreme Court
Succumbs to Heart Failure.
APPOINTED BY CLEVELAND 1881.
He Was Born in Maine Came to the
Highest Tribunal in the Land as
Unknown Lawyer He Has Served
Faithfully and With Distinction
Bar Harbor, Me., Special. Chief
Justice Melville W. Fuller of the
United States Supreme Court, died of
heart failure at his summer home in
Sorrento Monday morning.
To Chief Justice Fuller fell the
honor of third . rank for length of
service as presiding justice in the
highest tribunal of the American gov
ernment. For twenty-two years he
was Chief Justice of the Supremo
Court of the United States but Chief
Justice Marshall presided over the
court for thirty-four years and Chief
Justice Taney for twenty-eight years.
Before Grover Cleveland sent Mr.
Fuller's name to the Senate on April
30, 1881, for confirmation as Chief
Justice, he was practically unknown
except to members of the legal pro
fession. In Maine, where he was
born on Feb. 11, 1833, he had been
known as a well-behaved scholarly
lad. He had gone to Bowdoin Col
lege and while there Avon most of the
prizes for elocution. He had gone
down to Harvard law school for one
Finally he blossomed forth as a full
fledged lawyer and "politician oi a
high-minded sort in his native eity of
Augusta. He became an associate ed
itor on a Democratic newspaper call
ed The Age, and about the same time
was elected president of the city coun
cil and then city solicitor. Soon
thereafter he left Maine for the
greater opportunities in Chicago.
From 1856 to 1888 he lived in Chi
cago, but attracted little attention
outside his immediate circle of
friends at the bar until he undertook
the defense of Bishop Cheney, on a
charge of heresy. His knowledge on
ecclesiastical history and procedure
astonished those . who conducted the
case and his argument of the cause of
the bishop before the Supreme Court
of Illinois is referred to still as a,
forensic effort seldom if ever- surpass
ed in that court.
He was a delegate to the national
conventions of the Democratic party
in 1884, 1872 and 1880.
The Maine boy who had "gone
West," accomplished-much, notwith
standing his'quiet life. He had laid
tlte foundation for a deep understand
ing of the commercial laws of the
country and along this line he had
nerformed services for his clients
which were estimated to have netted
liim an annual income of $30,000
These accomplishments led the Repub
lican Senators from Illinois to urge
noon the Democratic President the
appointment of Mr. Fuller as the suc
cessor of Chief Justice White.
' The death of the Chief Justice was
entirely unexpected, he had appar
ently been in good health lately, and
there had been no premonitory symp
toms of any kind of trouble. r
The funeral service will be held at
Sorrento and the interment will be
Throughout his service "Chief Jus
tice Fuller was noted for the dignity
with which he filled the position. He
preserved that manner whether on
the bench or off of it. Although of
small statue, not more than five
feet seven inches, his wealth of sil
very hair and classic features made
him a commanding figure- wherever
Mark Twain's Joke.
Probably Mark jFwain resembled
the Chief Justice in physical appear
ance more than anjT other man of
prominence in recent years. Fre
quently the humorist was mistaken
for the jurist. One day, a young lady
accosted Mark Twain on the street,
and with an apology that she had
never seen the Chief Justice before,
asked for his autograph. The author
vIt is delicious to be full,
''But it is heavenly to be Fuller."
"I am cordially vours
"Melville W. Fuller."
His death Monday recalls his own
words on such events, expressed at
the centennary of the court twenty
"Judges will be appointed,1-' said
he, "and will pass. One generation
rapidly succeeds another. But, who
ever coines and whoever goes, the
court remains, keeping alive, through
many centuries we shall not see, th.'i
light that burns with a constant radi
ance upon the high altar of American
Chief Justice Fuller leaves an in
dellible stamp on the laws of the
country. Among his most famous
opinions are the following:
"lne income tax decision, in
which the income tax-law wa3 held to
The Danbury hat case, in which
labor, unions were held to be amen
able to ihe Sherman anti-trust Lrw.
The Western Union Telegraph Co.
vs. the Commonwealth of Pennsyl
vania, in which the State was denied
the right to tax telegraph messages,
except when intrastate.
The bank of Washington vs. Hume,
in which the insurable interest of
the wife's children on the life of the
husband and father was recognized
as distinguished from the claim of
Inman vs. South Carolina Railway
Company, in which the railroad was
denied the power to exempt itself
from liability for its -negligence in
Moore vs. ' Crawford, in which
married women were made to bear
liabilities, such as those growing out
of the fraudulent sale of land as well
as the legal rights.
Leisy vs. Hadding, in which the
State; was denied rights over original
packages of 'liquors in inter-State
commerce, an opinion which led to
the passage of the Wilson liquor law.
Why Did Price Escape?
New York, Special. On motion of
United States District Attorney
Wise, under instructions of Attorney
General Wickersham, indictments
found in 1908 against Theodore II.
Price, the cotton operator, Moses
Haas, Frederick A. Peckham and Ed
win S. Holmes, Jr., for conspiracy in
connection with the cotton report
leak were quashed by Judge Hand
in the United States circuit court.
Holmes, Haas and Beckham plead
ed guilty to similar indictments in
Washington " last week and Holmes
and Peckham paid fines .of $5,000
each' and Haas one of $6,000.
Col. Watterson's Son in Trouble.
Kingston, N. Y., Special. Ewing
Watterson, the son of Col. Henry
Watterson, the well known Louis--
ville, Ky., editor, was arraigned Sat
urday at Saugerties on a charge of
assault, first degree. It is charged
that Watterson, who is forty years
old, shot and wounded Michael Mar
tin, a saloon keeper at Saugerties.
An application for bail was refused
by Police Justice Rowe and the
prisoner was committed to the King
ston jail for further examination next
Anxious For Postal Banks.
Washington ,Special. Because Con
gress at the session just closed pass
ed the bill providing for postal sav
ings banks people are already writ
ing Senators and Representatives to
know when and where the deposi
tories will be established. Many of
the inquiries seem to indicate that
the writers of the letters have an
idea they can right off put their
money in the keeping of Uncle Sam.
It will be some time before any de
positories will be established, as there
is a vast amount of preparatory work
Two Unfortunate Boys.
Washington, Special. Ely B. Run
yon, cf Richmond, Va., and Julian D.
Whiehard, of Atlanta, were each held
in $1,500 bail in police court Satur
day on a charge of housebreaking. 1
Bail was not furnished. Mrs. Emily
E. C. Runyon, physician' and suffra
gist, of Richmond, came to see her
son, who was held for housebreaking.
Mrs. Runyon says the boy's brain
is abnormal and that he steals be
cause of an affliction
Direct Primary Bill Defeated.
Albany, N. Y., Special. The com
bined influence of President Taft,
Theodore Roosevelt and Governor
Hughes failed to save fae JCobb
direct nominations bill from defeat
in the Assembly. The House voted
80 to 62 to endorse the action of the
Assembly judiciary committee, which
reported the measure adversely.
Living with Arabs.
"By living with the Arabs, doin? as
they did, and moving with them in
their migrations," writes Douglas Car
rutbers in the Geographical Journal,
"I obtained an insight into their mode
of life and customs. I learn
ed how to drink coffee a la Arab,
and, most difficult of all, how to sit
still all day long doing nothing. I
found hi3last most trying more es
pecially because it was cold. A
Bedouin tent is a drafty place at
best, but in mid-winter it is al
most ' unbearable. On two occas
ions thfere was snow on the
desert. We used to feed out of a
huge round dish, ten of us at a time.
The fare was camels' milk and bread
in the morning, and in the evening we
generally 'had meat and rice, cooked
with an enormous amount of fat. Dur
ing the day we appeased our hunger
by sipping strong black coff?e. At
night there was always a large group
of men In the tent cf the sheik and
talk was carried far Into the night.
The first school for the blirid wac
-taMisbod in in Lh-urpooi.
JACK JOHNSON WINS
Colored Man Champion Pu
gilist of The World.
VICTORY IN EIFTEEN ROUNDS.
Jeffries Could Not "Come Back"
After Years of Retirement He Un
willingly Responds to Public De
mand to Win the Title From the
Black Man, Only to Meet a Com
plete Eeating Negro's Youth and
Cleverness Secures the Champion
ship. Reno, Nev., Special. John Arthur
Johnson, a Texas negro, son of an
American slave is the first and undis
puted heavyweight champion pugilist
of the world.
James J. Jeffries, of California,
winner of twenty-two championship
fights, the man who' never was
brought to his knees before by a
blow, hai passed into history as a
broken idol. He met utter defeat .at
the hands of the black champion in
the fifteeivth round.
When Jeffries was not actually
counted out he was saved only from
this crowning shame by his friends
pleading with Johnson not to hit the
fallen man again, and the towel 'was
brought into the ring from bis cor
ner. At the end of the fifteenth
round, Referee Tex Rickard raised
the black arm and the great crowd
filed out, glum and silent.
Jeffries was dragged to his corner,
bleeding from nose and mouth and
a dozen cuts on the face. He had a
black, closed eye and swollen features
and he held his head in his hands,
Round One. Jeffrie walked in and
JAMES J. JEFFRIES.
feinted, both smiled and Johnson
gave ground. Johnson led a straight
left and landed lightly on Jeffries'
face. They were cautioned and
clinched. Johnson shoved Jeffries
away. Jeffries hooked a left to the
neck and in the clinch sent a right
to the body.
Johnson responded with a light left
and they stood breast to breast trying
for blows. As they broke Jeffries
sent a left to Johnson's neck.
Johnson responded with a left and
continued to stand breast to breast
trying for short inside blows. As
the- - broke Jeffries sent a left to
Johnson's neck and the negro step-
! ped in but missed. I
The gong rang when they clinched.
The lighting was tame and they re
turned to their corners, Jeffries smil
ing. Rounds Two and to Thirteen are
not important. Johnson kept up his
continual hammering of the white
Nnan's head and face.
Round Fourteen. Jeffries walked
straight into a left and they hung
on to each other. Jack tapped the
big fellow on the face with kd't twice
and blocked Jeffries' attempt at dose
fluting. Shambling forward Jeffries
took three straight lefts to the face
and got in a left to the face lightly.
Ji-ffries left were simply picked out cf
the air by the clever negro before
they could get within six inches of
I his face. "How you feel, Jim?"
said Jack as they clinched. "How do
you like 'em?"
Jeffries was sober and made no re
sponse. He walked into three lefts
in quick succession.
"They don't hurt," said Jeffries.
"I'll give you some' of 'em now,"'
said Jack, and he proceeded o send
two lefts to the face.
Round Fifteen. It was a clinch to
start with following Jeffries' attempt
to land on the body.' Jack forced the
pace and sent Jeffries down with left
and right to the aw. . - '
Jeffries got up but was sent down
again for the count of nine.
The crowd yelled, "stop it, don't
let him knock him out."
As Jeffries got up the second time
he staggered for Johnson, the latter
sprang at him like a tiger and with
a succession of left swings to the jaw
sent him through the lower rope on
the east side of the ring where he
lay counted out.
Johnson went at his man savagely.
He sent Jeffries down the first time
with a rain of lefts and rights to the
jaw and Jeffries took the count of;
BIG RAISE FOR R. R. MEN.
Through Mediators All Employees
Granted Increases in Wages.
Washington, Special.; Official an
nouncement was made' by the
mediators Saturday that an amicablt
adjustment of the controversy be
tween the railroads in the South
eastern territory and their conductors
and trainmen had been reached.
The agreement signed provides for a
substantial increase in wages of the
employes and improved conditions
and hours of labor. The adjustment
also will avert a "threatened strike
of 10,000 men, which would have
invo'ved apprdximatelv 40,000 ethers.
The settlement reached is regarded
as a distinct victory for the em
ployers, although concessions were
made by both sides.
The men have been granted an in
crease of wages ranging from 10 per
cent to 40 per cent.
Some of the men receive a per diem
wage, others receive pay in ac
cordance with the number of miles
they cover each day and yet others
are paid according to the distance
they travel and the speed made by
When the controversy was sub
mitted to the mediators, Chairman
Martin' A. Knapp, of the Interstate
Commerce Commission, and Dr.
Charles P. Neill, Commissioner of
Labor, 20 days ago, 13 separate de
mands were made upon the railwa3rs
by their employes. Of these 13 de
mands, the representatives of the
employes have scored a victory on
Meeting Southern Textile Association.
Augusta, Ga., Special. The'South
ern Textile association just before ad
journing Saturday elected the follow
ing officers: President. W. P. Ham
rick, superintendent Olympia millss
Columbia, S. C; first vice president,
Arthur T. Smith, superintendent
I.angley Manufacturing company,
Langley, S. C; second vice president,
E. K. Brown, overseer, Great Falls
Manufacturing company, Rocking
ham, N. C; third vice president, F.
N. Mclntyre, superintendent Loray
mill, Gastonia, N. C; fourth vice
president, M. E. Stevens, superin
tendent Columbus Manufacturing
company, Columbus, Ga.; chairman
board of governors, M. (1. Stone, gen
eral supenitendent Pacolet Manu
facturing company, Spartanburg, S.
C; members of board, S. P. Rhea,
master mechanic Monaghan mills,
Greenville, S. C; O. T. Lynch, su
perintendent Enterprise mill, Augus
ta, Ga.; W. P. Hardeman, overseer
weaving, Newberry cotton mills. New
berrv S. C; secretary, G. S. Escott,
editor Mill News, Charlotte, N. C;
treasurer. David Clarke, editor Tex
tile Manufacturer, Charlotte, N. C.
On motion of G. S. Escott, it was
decided that in future there shall be
only two instead of three meetings
of the association each year to be
held on the Saturday after Thanks
giving day and the nearest Saturday
to the Fourth of July.
On invitation of the Greater Char
lotte club, it was decided that the
next meeting will be held at Char
lotte, N. C.
Three Killed at Bull Fight.
Pueblo, Max., Special. Miss IOuise
Duran, Louis Ruiz and Louis Florez
were killed during a bui fight in the
San Antonio Tezoyo Hachienda Sun
day. Ruiz was manager of the
Hacienda and Florez was a cowboy.
The fight was an amateur affair, par
ticipated in by people on the Haci
enda. Miss Duran was in imminent
tteril during one stage of the fight and
Ruiz and Florez rushed to her aid.
The infuriated bull gored the womaa
and the two men.