"FOR GOD, frOH COUNTRY AND FOR TRUTH."
, VOL. XXI.
PLYMOUTH, N. C.. FRIDAY AUGUST 5, 1910.
a Yar, la Advance
A FEARLESS EDITOR
Senatorial Sermon of Pastor
Incites Wrath of People.
PISTOL STOPS MEN AT HOME.
Editorials Regarding Expulsion of
Lady From Church Origin Trouble
Preachers Reply Starts Excitement.
Elizabeth . City, N. C, Special.
"Stand back or I will shoot to kill,"
were the words said by W. O. Saund
ers, editor of The Independent, as he
stood in his yard with a smoking
pistol after firing five times in the
.air. This was said to have occurred
Sunday night, following the (dose of
services at Blackwell Memorial Bap
tist church when Pastor. I. N. Loftin
. had preached upon "The Indepen
dent, the Ring Around it and W. 0.
Saunders." At the morning service
Mr. Loftin had preached on -sensational
su'bjeets dealing : principally
with Saunders and his paper.
Saunders was present at both ser
vices. As he left church and started
toward his heme many people were
on the streets. One report hasit that
several of Saunders' bitterest enemies
-had followed hin'i and when he had
,' .-gotten inside the yard yelled out some
threats about giving him a certain
time to get out of town. Immediate
ly five or seven shots rang out and
Saunders ordered his alleged pur
suers to keep-back. Wloruen and
children weret : panic-stricken, and
rushed to covet, some fainting, and
the greatest excitement prevailed.
Some claim that Saunders was shot
sit by some party on the street. How--ever,
no one was hit and the police
soon dispersed what little crowd was
left after the shooting. ' Saunders
was arrested for carrying a conceal--ed
f Several of the most prominent cit
izens were arrested for attempt to.
j assault and disturbing the peace.
the cause of the trouble was the
severe editorial attacks ' on Pastor
Loftin by Editor Saunders, the origin
of which was the expelling of a cer
tain young lady from the Baptist
Texas Riots to Be Investigated.
:' Palestine,, Tex., Special. In his
charge to the special grand jury cw.
paneled Monday, Judge 1. B. Gardner
"of the. third judicial court ordered
"& thorough investigation of the race
riots in Anderson county.
Additional 'arrests were made Mon
day in connection with the clash be
tween the whites and blacks Satur
day and Sunday. Eight while men
are now in jail here charged with
murder in the first degree.
Troop C. Calvary of the Texas
State Guard, under the command of
Captain L. II. Younger, has arrived
N.and is encamped in the court house
3r-ard. The troop will patrol the scene
now in jail. -
The State militia company of Mar
shall, which was sent to the scene re
Standard Cotton Samples.
Washington, Special. Sample boxes
of Government standard cotton sam
ples, which comprise nine grades,
;are being sent out by the depart
ment of agriculture. The standards
Cotton Exchange and have been ap
proved and probably will be adopted
' hy the New York and New Orleans
The trade recognized a grade be
tween each of those adopted by the
government and three grades above
and three below the Government
scale. The original standard samples
have been placed by the department
of agriculture in vacuum tubes, so
that they will neither deteriorate or
justice aioaay win jueure.
Magnolia. Mass., . Special. Associ
ate Justice William II. Moody, of the
United States Supreme Court, has
definitely stated that he will an
nounce his retirement from the Bench
prior to the expiration of the enab
ling Act, passed in his behalf by the
This Act expires the middle of No
Air Brakes cn Wind Mill.
Beverly, Mass.. Special. President
Taft followed up Monday the recent
cancellation -of his Western and
Southern engagements by announcing
thatdiis speeches of the future will
ie few .and far between. He polite
ly but firmly told a conimitee of citi
zens, from Providence, .R, L, that he
could not reconsider he 'cancellation
of his engagement to speak' before
the Atlantic Deeper-Waterway Asso
ciation in that city in September.
Mr. .Taft expressed regret but said
that important matters of -public bu
iness would claim his attention fro
now until the convening of Congress.
PINE PRODUCTS SCARCE.
Turpentine, 71 Cents Resin, $5.50
Charleston, Special. Lack of con
servation of the pine forests of the
South methods of. "boxins" and
" scraping" the trees in turpentining
operations and the recklessness of the
pine manufacturers has brought the
country face to face with a crisis in
the naval stores industry according
to reports from operators in this
section. The present shortage in the
production of spirits of turpentine
and rosin, with the consequent high
radices, has resulted in serious consid
eration being given the suggestion
that substitutes for these products
before many years must be placed on
the market. The . quotations on
spirits of turpentine and rosin have
been higher this year on a legitimate
trading basis than the trade has ever
before known. Turpentine has rang
ed between 68 and 71 cents per sal
Ion the past week, closing here Sat
urday at 07 1-4, while the average
price for rosin in that period has
been about $3.50 per barrel. A de
cade ago, before the development of
the yellow pine lumber industry in
the South, turpentine was selling for
one-third this with a glutted market,
and rosin was so cheap that it was
allowed to go to waste around the
stills, where great beds- of it lay for
years untouched. The present price
of turpentine represents van increase
of more than 10 cents i srallon with
in the past mouth ,while rosin has
jumped more than $1 a barrel in that
Cotton Mills Can Get Cotton.
Boston, Special. Having for its
purpose revolutionizinng the cotton
industry of the United States, a con
ference was held Friday at the: home
of J. II. Hammond at Glouces
ter, at .-which there were present
besides Mr. Hammond, Daniel J. Sul
ly, the New York cotton operator and
Scott Dalgleish of Cario, Egypt, the
representative of the Ilirsch syndicate
Briefly the idea is, to establish
warehouses in all parts of the cotton
producing districts of this country as
well as in the manufacturing centers
for storing the cotton crop, so that
instead of selling it fronihand-to-rr.onth
as has been the practice here
tofore, it will be marketed throush
the entire year when desirable. It
is believed that economics will be
effected in the marketing of cotton
which will result in a saving of not
less than fifty million dollars an
nually.. Eliminate Cotton Speculation.
New York, Special. Announce
ment wns ins de here Saturday on
what seemed to be competent au
thority that the International Cotton
Mills corporation which was incor
porated at Albany Thursday, with a
capital of $20,000,000, was formed
by spinners and sales agents to
eliminate, if possible, the. element of
speculation in cotton.
It was said that thev recent
" squeezes V in cotton had been ef
fected "by ii combination of Chicago,
Texas and New Orleans, speculators
and .that through their operations
the mills had been forced to pay a
fictitious price for the staple.
The new corporation proposes to
send its buyers among the cotton
produces so that the product may
be shipped direct from the soil to
John G. Carlisle Dead.
New York, Special. John G. Car
lisle, former secretary of the treas
ury, died Sunday night in New York
of heart failure, accompanied by
oedema of the lungs.
National Cotton Ginners' Report.
, Memphis, Tenn., Special. The re
port of the National Ginners' Asso
ciation issued here Friday, indicates
a condition of 72.8 per cent for cot
ton up to July 23th.
This, the report says, with an aver
age weather condition, Avould seem
to indicate a yield from 11,000,000
to 11,500,000 bales.
Baby Born as in Primitive Day3.
Alameda, Cal., Special. Carrying
Out her principles to their utmost
extent, Mrs. Boynton, exponent of
the near to nature life, seeker of the
aesthetic, advocate of Isadora Dun
can, the dancer, and who is well
known by her espousal of the cause
of open-air schools, gave birth to a
son in a sunlit, leafy arbor Satur
day, the latest arrival being the sixth
addition to the family.
The arbor had been prepared for
the occasion. The babv's eves opened
first on trees and sunshine. The first
sound to strike its ears" was the sing
ing of the birds.
DR. CRIPPENJS CAUGHT.
Ethel Leneave, Hi3 Stenographer,
Dressed in Boy's Clothes.
Father Point, Que., Special. Dr.
Hawley Harvey Crippen and Ethel
Clare Leneve, his stenographer, who
fled from London after the disap
pearance of Belle Elmore, the doc
tor's wife, were arrested here Sunday
aboard the Canadian Pacific liner
Montrose at the command of Inspec
tor Dew of Scotland Yard.
The identification of . the long
sought fugitives on board the fog
shrouded steamer by the English de
tective, who had raced across the
Atlantic ahead of the Montrose,
marked the culmination of one of the
most sensational flight- in recent
criminal annals., " Crippen broken in
spirit, but mentally relieved by the
relaxed tension; the girl, garbed ki
boys clothes, sobbing hysterically.
They were not long the Rev. John
Robinson and son as booked from
Antwerp on July 2n.
Crippen is charged with the murder
of an unknown woman, believed . to
have "been his acress wife. The girl
is held as an accessory. In charge
of Inspector Dew they will be taken
back to England for trial on the Roy
al line steamship Ro3'al George, leav
ing Quebec on Thursday next.
Alma Kellner's Murderer Caught.
San Francisco, Cal., Special. Jos
eph Wendling, 'wanted hi Louisville,
Ky., in connection with the murder
of eight-year-old Alma Kellner, was
taken into custody Saturday. He has
admitted his identity.
' Wendling was captured in a Third
Street lodging house by Detectives
Ryan and Burke, of the local depart
ment. He made no resistance and ad
mitted to the officers on the way to
the city prison that he was Wendling.
Wendling denied any: connection
with the murder of the girl in his
talk with the district attorney and
police. He described his wanderings
, since leaving Louisville, saying he
I went to New Orleans, thence to
Texas, and finally to Vallejo, where
j Carney found his trail. The capture
was due to a tip given the detectives
by a note from some unknown per
son.' The note stated that Wendling
would be found at 341 Third Street.
Adjoining this was a lodging house
at 345 Third Street. A watch was
maintained about the place, however,
and the dectives determined to search
the house. Wendling was found hid
ing under the sink in the kitchen. He
denied that he was the man,' Vut the
mark of the bullet wound in the hand,
received while he was in the French
army, was discovered, and investiga
tions' disclosed the ship tattooed on
his body. When the officers spoke of
these Wendling broke down and ad
mitted his identity.
r Surrendered to White Woman.1
Eatonton," Ga., Special. Foiled in
an attempt to set free all the. pris
oners in Putnam county jail here,
Will Ingram, negro, alleged to be a
burglar, Saturday overpowered Dep
uty Sheriff Ingram Phillips, broke
through a cordon of citizens, receiv
ed bullet in his arm and fled with
several hundred persons behind him
firing shotguns and pistols1.
He was pursued into a residence
section of the city and fearing cap
ture and possible death, surrendered
to a white woman, throwing his pis
tol, which he had taken from the
deputy sheriff, at her feet. The wo
man stood in front of him as the
crowd of pursuers advanced and beg
ged or the negroa's life so effec
tually that he was returned to jail
without further harm.
'0h. You Horrid Men."
Concord, N. II., Special. Attorney
General Eastman has advised the
secretary of state that tho latter hai
no legal right to place the name of
Mrs, Mart ilia M. Ricker of Dover,
and. Washington, D. C, upon the
official ballot to be used at the pri
mary election in this State September
G, as candidate for the Republican
nomination for governor.
Monument to Southern Slaves.
New Orleans, La., Special. Ah ap
peal to erect a monument to the
former slaves of the South has been
issued here from the headquarters
of the United Confederate veierans
by Gen. George W. Gordon, commander-in-chief,
of the veterans.
The appeal is in the form of a gen
$500,000 Robber Arrested.
New York, N. Y., Special.
A frail little man with erev cheeks
and hollow eyes in whose manner and
presence there was nothing to sug
gest that simile-handed he had coolly
lifted $500,000 in bonds and stocks
frora the strong box in a bank, was
arrested Friday in a down-town res
taurant, not five minutes' walk from
the bank he had robbed. He was
Erwin Wider, the missing cashier of
the Russo-Chinese bank. In the court
of general sessions his lawyer, Leon
Ginsberg, said that he would plead
guilty and he was committed to the
tombs in default of $25,000 bail.
LEE STATUE STANDS
President of United States De
dares Virginia's Right.
SOUTH'S HEROIN HAIL OF FAME.
General Robert jB. Lee, the Immortal
Leader of the Confederate Soldiers,
Will Be Forever Honored.
Beverly, Mass., Special. President
Taft has approved without comment
an opinion by Attorney General
Wickersham to the effect that there
is no provision of law by which the
statue of General Robert E. Lee, in
Confederate uniform ean be removed
from Statuary Hall in the Capitol at
In addition to deciding the ques
tion on a, purely legal basis Mr. Wick
ersham argues the matter from an
ethical point of view, declaring that
Lee has ''come to be regarded as
typifying all that was best in the
cause to which he gave his services
and the most loyal and unmurmuring
acceptance of the complete overthrow
of that cause. That , the State " of
Virginia should designate him for a
place in Statuary Ball as one illus
trious for distinguished' military ser
vice, the Attorney General declares,
is but-natural and warranted under
the reading of the law. f '"
Mr. Wiskersham's opinion was call
ed forth by protests to the President
from the Department of New York,
Grand Army of the Republic.
Bloody Race Riot in Texas:
Houston, Special. 'Special . dis
patches from Palestine Saturday re
port serious race riots at Sloeum, An
derson county, a town fifteen miles
south of Palestine, Saturday -night.
Latest advices state that twenty
negroes were killed and three" white
men -badly wounded.
The . trouble seems to. have been
precipitated in a controversy over a
note a man named Alford, had -indorsed
for a negro. The negro, when
questioned as to the reason why he
had not paid the note, cursed Alford,
and said no white man could 'do
him." Fighting between them began
at once, and others being drawn into
the affair, the treble continued
throughout Friday night.
Troops have been ordered to the
Spain and the Vatican Quarreling.
Rome, By Cable. Notwithstanding
the extremely ctrained. relations be
tween the Vactiean and the Spanish
government, the recall of Marquis de
Ojeda, the Spanish ambassador' to
the Vatican, has produced - a great
sensation in Rsime. The Vatican, in
a semi-official communication, says
that the recall of the embassador
proves that the program of Premier
Canalejas was not arranged with the
hope of accord, but with a desire for
fight and, the cpmrnunication adds,
he will have it.
Since the negotiations with the
Holy See with reference to religious
congregations began, the premier has
taken the following steps antagon
istic to the Vatican.
The hope of the Vatican is that
Djon Jaime, tba ,Carlist prtender,
who has threatened a revolution,
will raise the Carlist flag and vindi
cate Roman Catholicism.
First, the issuance of an uncon
stitutional decrees, . favoring non
Catholic creeds,, thus violating the
Concordat with the Holy See; sec
ond, the reproduction of .the decree
of 1902 against the congregations,
which was never in force; third, the
preparation of the speech from the
throne, which contained hostile and
threatening expressions against the
Church; fourth, .the projected bill
prohibiting the institution of relig
Dead Bodies in Depot for Year.
Italy, Tex., Special. A large
square box which. was unloaded here
by mistake more than a year ago,
and had been stored ever since in
the freight house, was opened by the
station agent Saturday and found to
contain the mummified bodies of a
women and child. It is thought t bat
they may . be the victims in a murder
No More Telegraph Franks.
Atlanta, Ga., Special. -Woe begone
expressions adorn the 'countenances
of many Atlantans and tht ex
pressions plainly read "victims of re
form." The downcast army is com
posed of those citizens who have for
years enjoyed the privilege of "dead
heading" their telegraph messages
to relatives and friends and the
cause of their woe was a brief no
tice from the telegraph companies to
the effect that Uncle Sam. under the
amendment to the Hepburn Act.
would bury telegraph franks in the
same grave with the "lata" rail
road free pases.
THE NEWS MINUTELY TOLD
The Heart of Happenings Carvel
From the Whole Country.
A bill appropriating $10,00 for the
eradication of black rot in cotton,
was passed by the Georgia House of
It is the purpose of the trovernment
to establish postal savings banks at
various points throughout the coun
try on October 1.
Chicago is now connected with St.
Louis and other Mississippi .river
ports by a continuous water course,
deep enough for barges.
County Supt. Charles E. Talking
ton says that race suicide is respon
sible for the closing of four schools in
Bartholomew County, Ind.
Julius Neuman, a Brooklyn inven
tor, was arrested in New York ' by
Anthony Comstock for sending scur
rilous post cards to Commissioner of
Patents Edward B. Moore.
The quarterly statement of, the
United States Steel Corporation for
the three months ending June 30 last,
shows total earnings of $40,170,960.
With an agreement that the men
shall do all the cooking and house
hold work, the wives of a number of
ministers of Wilkesbarre, Pa., went
inio camp with Jthem at Harreys
Henry Male, of Davis, W. Va,, who
entered the employ of the pulp mill
at Davis in 1892, receiving $1.30 a
day, has been appointed superinten
dent of the plant, effective August
1, and is to receive $5,000 a year.
He has been filling the position of
A bill recently approved by Gover
nor Hughes is discpuraging mashers.
Two young men charged with follow
ing Mrs. Alice Tackaberry from a
subway station to her home in Har
lem and anno.ying her were 'sent to
the workhouse for 30 .days each by
Magistrate Appieton. Under the new
law they were not given the alterna
tive of a fine, and will have to serve
the time on Blackwell 's Island.
At Nashville, Tenn., Lillie Sawyer,
colored, was stabbed in the heart by
another colored woman, and seven
stitches were taken in that organ.
She was doing well until pneumonia
set in in her lungs. She died.
Mrs. Russell Sage has developed
into an aeroplane enthusiast.- She
has no intention of making a flight
herself, but she is anxious to do all
in her power to help the develop
ment of. aviation and she wants par
ticularly to see that women has a
part in the work.
Property on Michigan boulevard,
Chicago, sold for $14,000 a front foot
Saturday. The lot, 82 by 171 feet, at
ISO to 192 Michigan boulevard, was
sold by the Leander J. MeCormiek
estate 'for .,$1,148,000, a profit of
$098,000 in seven years.
Laura Jean Libbe-y, the ' prolific
writer of love stories, announces that,
she will appear on the stage in a little
play written by herself. If it suc
ceeds she will star.
After eating a cone of ice cream
bought from a street peddler Katie
Kaviack, 3 yeais old, of Passaic, N.
J., was seized with cramps and died
within an hour at the hospital.
Aprora, 111., residents are ordered
by the health department to take a
batb once a week. The order is con
tained in a list of rules and resula
tions issued by the health officer. .
Commissioner Driscoll, of the New
York bureau of weights and measures,
startled the bankers and grocers of
the city by announcing that under
the now ordinance governing the sa'.e
of food commodities in New York,
eggs and bread will have, to be sold
Oklahoma City, to which Governor
Haskell moved the capital of Okla
homa from Guthrie without Federal
authority, lias had the remarkable
growth of almost 5-10 per cent, in
ten years, according to figures enu
merated in the thirteenth census.
Henry Hoofen, a prominent drug
gist of Rochester, N. Y., who was in
the last stages of tuberculosis a year
ago, and who has been treating him
self with rattlesnake venom, has been
pronounced cured by the same phy
sician who examined him two years
ago and told him that be could not
live. Hoofen has suffered 21 severe
hemorrhages and was weak and
Declaring that there is' truth in the
assertion that the drinking habit cf
some husbands was due in a large
measure to the poor cooking of their
wives, Ella A. Poole, Ph. D.. ot New
York, suggests as a remedy the in
dustrial training of young girls in
the public schools.
Having driven a team of Angora
goats a distance of more than 4.000
miles as the result of a wager, Capt.
V. Edwards, a ranch owner of San
Diego, Cal., has arrived at Washing
ton, D. C, from San Diego. With
Captain Edwards are six young men
and a pack team of three Mexican
buiros, hitched to a canvas-covered
Interesting News Gathered m
the District of Columbia.
THE AMERICAN CONGRESS.
PrHvnnl TnririAnta and Tmnortanfc
Happenings of National Import
Published for the Pleasure and In-
lormation oi newspaper iieaaers.
World Famous Scientists on Health.
Health promoters, backed by the
King of Saxony and the Imperial
German government, have decided on
an international hygenic exposition,,
to be held at Dresden next year,
from May until October.
It is for the purpose of calling the
attention of the American govern
ment and the medical fraternity of
this country to this event and ex
tending an invitation to them, that
Herr Emil A. Lingner, royal com
missioner of the proposed exhibition,
has come to Washington. He has
had a number of conferences with
the officials of the State, War, and
"This exposition will be the great
est event of the twentieth century,' r
says Herr Lingner. "It will collect
scientists from all parts of the civ
"Every -State of the German em
pire will have exhibits and each will
have its own pavillion. Twenty-five
hundred of the most celebrated medi-
cal scientists of Germany have con-
iij i 1. .j nk.,f
the success of the enterprise. They
will be in attendance at the congress
at which papers and treatises on
various subjects will be read by inter
The exposition will be held in the
floyal "Gardens," which adjoin tha
royal palace, and cover 350,000 square
meters. Hercules avenue has been
designated for the foreign pavillions.
Always Slow, But Sure.
For services rendered nearly forty
years ago, Brig. Gen. Harry R. Ander
son, a retired' artillery officer, is to
receive from the Government $240,
the accounting officers of the treas
ury department finally having been
convinced that- he is entitled to that
Th'is is because of the fact tba
Gen. Anderson served as a cadet at
West Point from July, 1804, to Jan
uary, 1865 six months and eighteen
days." The controller of the treas
ury has ruled that this service in
the Academy was actual service, and
that Gen. Anderson is entitled to
pay for the time h? apent at West
$1,000 Notes Unpopular.
Hovering dose to the $700,000,000
mark, the volume of national bank
notes outstanding fluctuates irom
week to week, although secured by
United States bonds and by lawful,
money. The aggregate now is $711,
904,300, which is $1,406,373 less than
nt. the hpp-inhino" nf f.hfi fiscal vpnr
and $278,481 below the total of June
1. last, but $22,044,286 more than on
July 1. 1909.
Of the present aggregate only $22,
5S.3 consists of gold notes. During
the six- days of the past week there"
were $7,077,030 of national bank
notes issued and $5,959,377 destroyed.
One thousand dollar bills are the
least .popular of those outstanding,
for there are but 23,000 of these,
while the $10 notes are welcomed in
the outstanding list to the extent i
311,200.990, or. almost 100,000 mora
than the twenties.
Death Relieved Ilim cf His Job.
Alexander Drummond Willard, one
of the oldest employes of the govern
ment, .died Thursday, at Farmington,
Me., while there on a vacation. He
was seventy-five years old, and for
forty-five years was in the employ of
Would Destroy Fruit Pest.
For t . e purpose of discovering an
enemy, which will prey cn the white
fly, a pest of the fruit crops in
Florida and other Gulf States, R. S.
Wogluni, of the department of agri
culture, will make a trip to India, the
place cf origin of the white fly. The
agricultural department for several
years past has been righting the
Gypsy moth and the brown tailed
moth in New England, by importing
parasites,' which feed upon' them.
Mr. Wolgum will study the white fly
.iIca i vi Qrtan O'rnn-oT-ts-
have trouble with it. In Spain he
will also investigate the growing and
handliog-tf citrus fruit.