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VOL. XXI. PLYMOUTH, N, C. RID A Y JULY 29, mo. ' . - ; ' NO. 7.
TEXAS LOOKING DRY
Prohibitionists Split and Anti
Candidate is Nominated.
W EMBARRASSING SITUATION.
Wet Man cn Dry Wav3 Vcte on
Prohibition Amendment to Consti
tution Carried by '20,000.
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$450,000,000 Cotton Exported.
Washington, Special. Cotton, cop-
S per, illuminating oil, wheat these ar
.jj tiflps in the order named, formed the
most important articles exported from
' the United State3 during the fiscal
year ju.yt dosed. The value of the
cotton exported was $-150,000,000, of
the copper 4-33.500,000; of the illumi
nating oil .$02,500,000, and of the
J wheat $47,000,000.
Dallas, Tex., Special. Oscar B.
Colquitt, .fin anti-prohibitionist, was
Saturday nominated for Governor by
a plurality which will probably reach
00,000.. Co:ie Johnson and William
Poindexter, the prohibitionist Candi
da res, have only about a thousand
votes diffcrance between them. These
are now in favor of Poindexter, but
may change as some heavy ohnson
counties are .yet to come."
Former Attorney General Davidson
is about 20,000 vofe3 behind Poin
dexter and Johnson.
-The proposition to submit to popu
i lar vote a prohibition amendment
to the constitution has carried by
probably 20,000. This presents the
situation of an anti-prohibition
Democrat being- nominated with a
party demanding the submission of
a prohibition amendment confront
ing him. This was caused by the
prohibitionist split on candidates.
25,000 Less Bars.
St. John, N. B., Special. There are
approximately 25,000 'less open bars
within t fie jurisdiction of the national
division Sonsof Temperance of North
America than existed two years ago,
according to a report rriade at the
'annual convention of the organization
in session here" last week.
"John D.'s Place" Cause of Protest.
Cleveland, O., Special Because
he placed in the window of his saloon
a sign reading "This is John D.'s
place," John D. Schnapps was ar
The complaint was filed by Frank
F. Marmann, who says he 'is a friend
of John. D. Rockefeller.
Marmatm says Mr. Rockefeller is
known as' "John D.," and be asked
what the oil man's Sunday school
" pupils would say if .they changed to
''pass the saloon and say that sign.
Senapps argues as his name is
John D., he has a perfect right to
use it on his sign.
Hit Bank for a Million.
Louisville, Ky., Special. August
Ropke, assistant secretary and book
keeper of the. Fidelity Trust Com
pany, one of the soundest financial
institutions in Louisville, is believed
to have made away with $1,140,000,
the entire surplus of the concern,
according to a statement made by
John W. Barr, president of the com
pany. Ropke is in the county jail,
where" he has been for ten days, un
able to furnish the sum of $25,000.
Ropke was a heavy speculator and
lost large sums, it is said, on Wall
Street and the Chicago board of
Can Market Molasses Whiskey.
; Washington, Special. A complete
agreement has been reached regard- J
ing the way in which molasses-made
whiskey may be marketed by the in- '
ternal revenue officials and all that
is now necessary is the perfunctory
approval, of Acting Attroney-Genera
Church Will Operate Grccsry Store.
Washington, Special. As a means
of raising funds, with which to erect
a new church here the congregation
of the Second M. E. church will
operste a grocery stcre. The congre
gation lias purchased a store and the
pastor, Eev. William Hogan, has been
put incharge. The name has been
cbanirett to the "Square Deal Gro
cery." Eight Hour Limit.
Washington, Special. Attorney
General Wickersham has ruled that
the eight hour limit will apply to
work lone on and for a battleship in
the government shipyards. This decis
ion allows the manufacturers of ar
mor which is intend.! for a warship
to be built in a'overnmcnt yard to
work their employes cn such armot
as many hours as the employes will
The attorney general hells that the
recent act making appropriations for
vessels to be capable of no ether con-struction.
FROM COUNTY TO COUNTY
North Carolina News Prepared and
Published Tor the Quick Perusal of
In charge of State cara-tor II. .II.
Brimley, who will have them on ex
hibition in the museum shortly, are
parts of two giant mastodon skele
tons, which were dug up in the-eastern
part of the State at Maysville and
Jacksonville. In both cases' parties
were digging ditches, when they dis
covered the bones. In order to secure
the part of the skeleton in Jones
county (Mayesville) it was necessary
to dig for, ten feet and only a skull, a
set of teeth and the tusks were un
At Jacksonville the skeleton was
discovered by a drummer, who report
ed it to the curator. Mi. Thomas Ad
dicks was immediately sent to inves
tigate and found that the skeleton
was -buried in the bed of a strern.
With a great deal of difficulty a part
of it. was unearthed. To accomplish
the task it became necessary to divert
the waters of the stream and to'build
several dams, and even then there
was greaat difficulty, as tha water rose
ropidly, the location being-very low.
It is supposed that mastodons were
once common throughout the country
that now ...composes the eastern part of
forth Carolina. They are supposed to
have existed 50,000 -to 300,000 years
ago and were somewhat larger than
the average African elephant.
Receiver For Electric Line.
Mr. Charlie A. Scott, a prominent
banker of Graham, was Saturday ap
pointed by Judge J. Crawford Biggs
receiver for the Burgrahaw Interur
ban Company. The petition was made
by the holders of the bonds, the Inter
state. Construction Company of Rich
mond, Ta., and the North State
Realty Company, of Burlington. . The
receivership proceedings were brought
on by the great number of suits
against general and petty contractors
who got behind in their payments for
labor and material. .
The company Avas chartered to con
struct an' electric-line. from Burling
ton to Haw River via Graham, and
after grading the track the entire dis
tance, placing the ties and laying the
track as far as Graham work was
stopped last October. Since then
nothing has been done toward com
pleting the line. A prominent officer
'of the company stated that he believ
ed the company through the receiver
ship would be enabled to go ahead
and complete the line". The power
plant, located between Burlington
and Graham, is about seventy-five per
cent completed and it is believed that
work will soon be renewed upon the
line and .the power plant and rush
ed to completion.
1 A Jewell Lost and Recovered.
The romance of Miss Rena G. Jew
ell of Charlotte, and Arthur D. Thom
as of Washington, who eloped last
Friday night from Washington, D. C,
and were married early Saturday
morning at Rockville, Md., has been
shattered. After the return of the
young couple Saturday with the an
nouncement of their hasty marriage,
Miss Jewell's 'mother and Washing
ton relatives took the young bride
from her husband and Sunday she
was was taken to her home in Char
lotte. Thoma's appeal for the parental!
blessing were unavailing. What fur
ther action jhe family of the young
woman will take in the matter was
not announced, the mother -of the
bride wishing to consult her hus
band. The couple had not kfSown
each other but 24 hours. T '
, 135th Annual Meeting.
The last Sunday in-this Month
will le a great -day at Rocky River
Baptist Church, Anson county. From
the sur.ou ding eoant'es and-from
Sou in Carolina viil gather the peo
ple ' who are looking forward now to
the annual "July meting" which has
been held at this point for 134 uears
with hardly a break.
A Strange . Looking Eird. -Mr.
John McDowell has on exhib
ition at his store at Morganton a cur
iosity in the shape of a young rain
crow. It is -snow white and has pink
eyes or in other words is a full
fledged abino. The strange bird was
captured near town a few days ago.
Second Hosiery Mill for Hickory.
Hickory is to have a second knit
ting mill. A charter has been isssued
The capital stock is-$25,000. Hk-kery
already has one hosiery mill, the
Hickory hosiery mill, which has had
a verv successful career under the
management of Mr. Cline.
NORTH CAROLINA EVENTS
Life in the Land of the Long
Rates to Rockingham Unsatisfactory.
That satisfactory through routes
and. joint rates between Rockingham
and various points in South Caro
lina, not only do not exist, but are
refused by the railroads, is the bur
den of a complaint filed Thursday
with the interstate commerce com
mission. The complaint was institu
ted by the manufacturers' freight de
partment of Rockingham, represent
ing the cotton mills at that place
against the Seaboard Air Line Rail
way, and the Atlantic Coast Line
Railroad Co. It is alleged -that the
rates charged by the carriers on cot
ton piece goods from Rockingham
to points in South Carolina are un
reasonable a;id discriminatory." The
commission is requested to require
the railroads to establish through
rates and joint rates and schedules of
charges that are lower than the pres
Ysggmen Leave $150 in ChurcKT"
A .mild sensation was created at
Catawba Tuesday. While several
ladies were, cleaning and re
arranging the interior of the Meth
odist church, . they found a stack
of papers which they decided to de
stroy. In removing it one of the la
dies saw a package that she was
prompted to investigate. An Atlan
ta Constitution and Asheville Citi
zen, bearing date of October, 1907,
were unrolled, in the folds of which
a large number of sheets of postage
stamps, of several denominations
(mostly 2c) were revealed A count
was made, and $151.25 was -the
How the stamps got into the.
church is a puzzle; but the supposi
tion is that some yeggman passed
that way and slept in the building,
accidentally leaving his. booty or
purposely hiding it.- It is. recalled
that about 1907 robberies of coun
try stores and small t postoffices oc
curred. The find has been reported
Cark Defeats Congressman Godwin.
After a most turbulent session the
Sixth Congressional Convention, at
Wrights nlle Beach Friday, on the
43rd ballot, nominated Hon. O. L.
Clark, of Clarkton. Congressman
Godwin was defeated.
Eook for Hook-wormers.
"Hookworm Disease," by John A.
Fen-ell, M. D., assistant secretary of
the North Carolina Board of Health,
"for the Eradication of Hookworm
Diseases," is the title of a booklet
just issued by, the North Carolina
Board of Health. It, is to be .given
circulation in every section of the
State, with special effort to get a
copy in every rural home. The book
let gives the history -and the geo
graphical distribution of the. -hookworm
and a detailed presentation of
its nature and characteristics and
its attacks on the human system. The
treatment for eradication and the
sanitary precaations- necessary for
prevention of the disease are also giv
en in a remarkably clear and, effect
ive manner. It is profusely illus
trated. New Law Processor at University.
Prof. A. C. Mcintosh, assistant
professor of law at Trinity College, is
elected to a law professorship at. the
University of North Carolina to suc
ceed Dr. Thomas Ruffin.
Values in Winston-Salera.
. The ,exact figures for the valuation
of real estate and personal property
in .Winston-Salem have teen comple
ted, and show a total valuation of
$11,741,005, against $J0,4G3,79S last
year, an increase of $1,277,S07.
The State After a Rascal.
The State is taking a hand in the
effort to capture Levy Maynard, the
young white man charged with being
concerned in the death of Bessie
Thomason. at High Point. -
Governor Kitchin offered a reward
of $200 for the capture of Maynard,
who has skipped out from High
Point, and whose location is unknown.
The authorities are making a light to
Chapel Eill Bank in Distress.
The business quiet of Chapel Hill
was disturbed Thursday by the clos
ing of People's Bank. Mr. J. K.
Dbughton the State bank examiner,
posted a notice on the door that the
bank was closed by order of the Cor
poration Commission.' The condition
of the bank is by no means precarious
and it is not thought that the de
positors will lose a single penny. The
officers of the bank are making every
effort to straighten out its affairs. It
is not known yet whether the bank
will bo reopened or whether it will be
absorbed bv its older rival, the Bank
of. Chapel Hill
DEMOCRATS IN DIVISION.
Two Congressmen Nominated in Sixth
North Carolina District Godwin
Paction "Independent" Republi
cans Will Enter Field.
Wilmington, N. C.,1 Special. Be
cause the chairman of the executive
committee,, and temporary chairman
of" the . sixth district congressional,
convention in session here, refused to
recognize delegates from New Han
overiand Cumberland counties for the
reason that they had been "appoint
ed" insfead of elected, in violation of
the Democratic plan, it is claimed,
the executive committee, during a re
cess of, the convention, deposed the
chairman and re-elected another
chairman who admitted the delegates
from the counties in question.
Osortr L. Clark, of Bladen, was
nominated on the 143d ballot at 1:20
a, .m. Friday, defeating Congressman
Godwin and the. other : three candi
dates. The Godwin faction held a "con
vention" Friday morning and by tie-,
claring that Godwin should have
eleven 'of New Hanover's votes and
six of Cumberland's, nominated Han
nibal L. Godwin of Harnett on the
first ballot. ,
- Supporters of Godwin declare that
no matter who makes tlje race for
Congress in this district II. L. God
win wili be in the fight and that .no
effort will be made to have the mat
ter submitted to the State executive
There is no doubt about the Re
publicans putting out a nominee and
it now looks" like a three-cornered
fight. Godwin's forces deelare that
he can win out over the field no mat
ter how many 'are in. the . race and in
fact this declaration was made by J.
C. Clifford of Harnett in placing
Godwin in nomination.
Sheriff Sill3 Seven With Two Pistols.
Elliott, Miss., Special. Five ne
groes were killed and two . others
were mortally wounded Thursday
when Deputy Sheriff Cauley, who was
endeavoring, to take them into cus
tody on a minor charge, advanced
on the officer with farming imple
ments as weapons and with the avow
ed intention of "cutting him down."
Bearing a warrant charging the
seven with assault, Cauley and two
citizens, Deputized to assist him,
went to the home of Henry Beck, a
colored farmer, near Elliott. As the
posse approached, the negroes ceased
their work in the field and grabbing
pitchforks and other farming tools,
made for the deputy Cauley, how
ever, opened fire with two revolers
before the billigerents came within
striking distance, and, before the
others of the posse had gained their
wits five of the attacking party were
-Iead and the remainder wounded.
The deputy surrendered.
Several days ago ah attempt was
made to effect the capture of the ne
groes but the arresting officer with
drew when they employed similar
tactics to those of Thursday.
R. R. President Left Scandal.
Chicago, Special. Death came to
Ira G. Rawn, president of the Monon
Railroad, supposedly from a bullet
fired by himself, but certainly on the
eve of possible exposure as a central
figure of what is declared may be one
of the greatest railway scandals of
Counsel for the Illinois Central
Railroad when confronted with var
batim copy of questions and answers
at a recent investigation of the com
pany's affairs, admitted that the
foundation had been carefully laid
with intent to show Mr. Rawn as pri
marily responsible for years of crook
ed car contracts. His answers, how
ever, had been steadfast denials of
the implied charges.
Flour Jumps Fifty Cents a Barrel.
Jcffersonville, Lid., Special. The
high price of wheat and prospects of
a poor yield in man"loca!lties are
the reasons assigned by dealers foi
the jump of 50 cents a barrel on
flour, which has been announced here
Farmers say that orchard grass ha
begun to sprout in the shock because
of the recent heavy rains, and that
the loss will be heavy. '
Boy Dives Upon a Stingaree.
West Palm Beach, Fla., Special.
Death in an almost unheard-of form
waited for Laurence S: Baker, an
11-year-old Jacksonville lad, when he
dived from a boat while in Lake
A stingaree, a hto;e, flat-bodied and
gruesome species of warm-water fish
was lurking under the boat. One of
the barbed spines which this fish car
ries on its whip-like tail, pierced the
boy's npek, cutting into the juglar
vein. He rose to the surface, crvin
for help and bled to death within
BANK ROBBEJ $600,000
Cashier Erwin Wider is Badly Want--,
ed By Police Description Given.
New York, Special. "Wanted:
Erwin Wider, about 32 years old, 5
feet 5 inches in height. Weight about
135 pounds, swarthy of complexion
with a small black mustache curled at
the ends. Wears rimless nose glasses' j
talks with a German accent and is
timid in address."
Such is the general alarm sent out
by the police for the missing cashier
of the Russo-Chinese bank, although,
oddly enough, the district attorney's
office says that no aid has been asked
of it by the bank and that no appli
cation for a Avarrant had been filed.
But this contradiction is only one
in a series that have kept step w.ith
every development of Avhat is now ad
mitted to be at mice the most puzzling
and the most serious defalcation in
the history of Wall Street since Cor
nelius Ah:ord stole $006,000 from the
First National hank, served a term ift
Sing Sing and then retired to the se
clusion of a orincely country place. "
When the Russo-Chdnese bank first
made public the fact that its strong
box Avas short, the amount Avas given
as $80,000, all in negotiable bonds, a
list of Avhich was furnished. Monday
afternoon, the Amount suddenly jump
ed to $000,000, of which the addition
al $520,000 is said to be in stocks
pa-fly owned by the bank and partly
by its customers.
Bids Opened For Building Sites.
Washington, Special. Bids for the
sal.e of ites for the erection of Fed
eral buiklings authorized by act of the
recent session of Congress were .Mon
day opened by the supervising archi
tect of the Treasury of the cities of
Rocky Mount, Wilkesboro and Bur
lington. There Avere fifteen offers of
property in Rocky Mount, the prices
ranging from $10,500 for corner of
Main and Thomas streets to $26,000
for prc-pertv on comer of Washington
There Avere tAvo offers of Burling
ton property, each for $10,000 and
located on Davis street. '
' Three offers Avere made of Wilkes
boro lots alomr Main street at priee3
from $0,000 to $7,500.
No seleetionwill be made for these
sites until the towns are visited by
an agent of the Treasury, Avhd Avill
personally inspect each offer. The
visits Avill probably be made early in
Virginia Ex-Mayor Assassinated.
Ridgeway, Va'., Special. Ex-Mayor
A. II. Bousman Avas assassinated by
a dvnamite bomb, Avhich was thrown
Sunday evening. He died an hour
after the explosion. No cine to the
identity of the murderer, or the cause
of the crime, has been found. ,
Mr. Bousman had been spending
the hot evening in a hammock swung
between two trees on the lawn in
front of his residence. The dvnamite
bomb Avas thrown about 10 o'clock
by some one passing along the street.
It landed on the hammock at his
feet and in another instant exploded.
The ex-mayor's feet were torn away
by the bursting shell and his legs
frightfully mutilated. In great agony
he died an hour later.
As mayor of Ridgeway, Mr. Bous
man presided OA-er the police court
of the town trying petty cases. It is
thought some person upon whom
Bousman, in his court, had passed
sentence of punishment, held a
grudge against him.
No State Taxes Gee Whiz!
Minneapolis, Minn., Special. There
won't be any State taxes in Minne
sota in 1911. The State government
expenses Avill all be met by the huge
surplus' in the State treasury.
No State taxes is an unheard-oi
thing. The condition is supposed tc
be Avithout precedent in the United
States, as it is in Minnesota.
Atlanta, Ga.. Special. Forty-one
new banks, capitalized at $2,612,000
in the aggregate, commenced business
cr (tmiplei.'d organization in the
South during the past month. Six
existing banks added- $470,000 to
their capital, making a total of -$3,-082,000
new banking capital added
to the South's resources in the past
Would Be Postal Bank Depositories
Washington, Special. Among the
applications for designation as post a1
savings bank depositories which 1kia-
been received, are those of the Firs'
National Bank of Gastonia, N. C and
the National Loan and Exchange
Bank of Greenwood. S. C, and a bank
at Rock Hill, S. C.
Ths Proper Way.
Montreal, Special. Vice President
Murdoch, of the Order of Railway
Trainmen," has wired to the depart
ment cf labor at Ottawa accenting
Minister King's suggestion, of arbi
tration by a board to b? named by
On Census Returns South Gets
NORTH WILL MAKE OBJECTION.
South's Population Figures Creating
a Sensation Presage Political
Power, and Importance Probable
Fight Ahead Eetween Sections.
Washington, Special. The amaz
ing growth in the South and South
west already is becoming the sensa
tion of the 1910 census.
Fifty-one counties in Texas show
a population of 817,475 in 1910, as
compared with 552,906 in 1900, a
gain of 46 per cent.
This percentage maintained
throughout Texas -will mean a gain
of 1,4D3,G00 people in the State, or
a total population of almost 4.500,
000. . .
For Nueces county the Census Bu
reau reported a population of 21,955
in 3910, as against 10,434 ten years
ago. an increase of 110 per cent. .
Knox county showed a 500. per
jent adA-ance, and Tom Green couutj
close to 400 per cent.
Returns from other States are
scattering. Without1 exception, the
figures from Oklahoma and from the
"Old South" Louisiana, Mississippi
Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama
record startling increases.
On the present basis of represen
tation in Congress, a member to every
194,000 of the country's population,
the returns from only forty-one coun
ties entitle Texas to another member
of the House. If the ratio of increase
is maintained, Texas will get seven
additional members, and haA-e a dele
gation consisting of twenty-three.
The scattering figures from other
parts of the South and Southwest,
most notably Oklahoma, presage a
like advance in political power and
For this reason, talk of renewing
the Northern demand for . limiting
Southern representation is becoming
general. The Northern Republicans
are practically sure to make another
effort to pass a force bill, under which
representation would he based upon
the vote cast instead of upon the
A bitter sectional fight is sure to
Finger Nail Growing on Nose. .
Washington, D. C, Special.-
There Avas a man in Washington
Friday with a finger nail growing
from the end of his nose. His name
is J. B. Norris, and he hails from
Some months ago he had ihe greater
part of his nose cut aAvay, and the
surgeons endeavored to mend the de
fect by grafting his little finger into
the gap. .
After seA-eral months the root of
the nail which the surgeons had
failed to remoA-e, began to sprout, and
now the patient is afflicted with a
claw on the end of his phoboscis.
He left for New Orleans, where he
will re-enter the Torro Infimarv to
have the surgeons rebuild his nose
with their planes, saws, and chisels.
Well, What is "Fitten T'eat?"
Washington, Special. Prosecutions '
against manufacturers of ice cream
cones containing borax are to "be in
stituted by the government under the
pure food law.
Large seizures of cones were made
recently in . different parts of the
country by inspectors of the depart
ment of agriculture. Analysis of the
cones seized disclosed the nresenco"
of borax, a property which has been
held to be deleterious to the human
' 1 - ..-
Buck's Stove Co. Surrenders.
Cincinnati, O., Special. A peace
agreement has been reached between
the StoA-e Founders' National Defense
Association and President Gompers,
of the American Federation of Labor.
This, it is believed, will end the pros
ecutions by the Bucks StoAe Com
pany against officers ofithe American
Federation of Labor. -
Eie Gun Causes Another Accident..
Fort Monroe, Special. Eleven ar
tillerymen are dead and a number of
others seriously injured, including two
officers, as the result of the blowing
out of a breech block in a 12-ineh gun
at the De Russey battery during the
coast artillery practice Thursday.
The accident happened- while stu
dent officers were endeavoring to sink
a fleet of towed targets, represent
ing an imaginary hostile .fleet, pro
ceeding toward Washington. The
battery wrs under the immediate
command of Sergeant Harry Haas, of
the COth company, United Statics