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FOR GOD, FOa COUNTRY AND FOR TRUTH. "
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PLYMOUTH, N. a, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 1910.
illT AT UNION LABOR
Gof f Rules Strike for Closed
Shop a Conspiracy.
BANDS AND STRIKERS PARADE.
Raises Storm of Indignation Among
60,000 Striking Cloak Makers No
i',' Violence Decision Favors Scats.
'v -New York. Parades of jproktst
I broke out ill over the East Side
--Saturday on receipt of the news that
Justice Croff had ruled in the State
Supreme Court that a strike which
demanded the "closed shop" is a con
spiracy dn restraint of trade. Bands
of ,he (V-00 cloak makers now on
strike marched through the streets,
one .of them to City Hall, carrying
banners amd American flags and
Stbouiting "Closed shop" &t fcvery
step. There was bo violence, but ap
parently the decision had greatly
stirred the strikers.
Justice Croft's decision granted an
injunction to a number of the Manu
facturers' Protective Association in
restraint of acts f violence, threats,
picketing and patrolling by strikers.
"The primary purpose of this
strike," reads his finding, "is not to
better the condition of the workman,
but is to deprive other men of the
opportunity of their right to work."
200 Lives Lost; $20,000,000 Gone.
Spokane, Wash., Special. If the
stroies of men -who have returned
from the St. Joe country are to be be
lieved, the loss of life along Big
Creek, a tributary of the St. Joe river,
was appalling and the dead in Idaho
alone will number more than 200,
evah if Ranger Halm and his 84 men
turn up, of which the forest officer
in Wallace is not hopeful.
All estimates of the financial losses
place it flt over $20,000,000, mostly
in timber. '
Supervisor Weigle has given. hope
for the safety of Ranger Halm and
S4 men, on the headwaters of the St.
Joe river. Ranger F. A. Herns, at
the head of a still larger party on the
St. Joe, is safe.
The loss of life occurred mostly
last. Saturday and Sunday, when a
gale fanned smouldering embers into
great flames and drove flames through
the mountains with the speed of an
express train, giving fire fighters no
chance to flee, for their lives.
None of -the towns in Idaho and
Montana is now in danger and the
critical period of the fire is passed.
Baseball Enthusiasm Fatal to Fan.
Philadelphia, Special. During the
exctiement incident to the tying of
the score in the tenth inning of the
baseball game between Philadelphia
and Cleveland Monday Moses Nn
iban, aged CO, a retired wholesale
clothier, formerly of New York city,
fell from 'bis seat and died in a few
Lost Job Took Life.
Memphis, Tenn., Special. Driven
into a state of despondency by the
fact that after 23 years of service
in one post hi a local department
store he had been superseded by a
new man, Frederick W. Ives, a
widely-known dry goods salesman
committed suicide her by taking
"'In the Dark and Bloody Ground."
Hopkins ville, Ky., Special. Alonzo
Gray, Roy Merrick, Luther and Bart
x reekmur, Vilas Mitchell awd Frank
'Klurp'ny, all prominent citizens of
"Lyon county, were brought here for
safe keeping. They are charged with
the murder of Axien Cooper, at
"Lamasco, and were denied bond by
Judge Hanberry at Eddyville.
Snow in Texas.
Dallas, Texas, Special. Tempera
tures fell rapidly in Texas and Okla
homa Thursday. Amarillo, in the Pan
Handle, reported a drop from 92 to
50 degrees in 12 hours, accompanied
by a "high wind and heavy rains and
a temperatuu of 52 degrees and a
light snow is reported at Canadian,
Texas. Reports of a light rainfall are
received from a number of other
points in Oklahoma-and Texas.
'To Victory or Defeat," Patterson.
Nashville, Special. Gov. Malcolm
It. Patterson is still -in the race for
the governorship of Tennessee. In
this respect the chief executive made
his intentions known in an emphatic
statement given out here in which
he says there is not "a particle of
truth in the rumor that I will with
draw from the contest." He adds
that he "will go to victory or de-
IN SHADOW OF CAPITOL
Illicit Whiskey is Smuggled Sensa
tion in Official Circles.
Washington, Special. Special In
vestigators Price and Hansborough of
ASihevrlle, have stirred up a hornet's
nest in Washington which threatens
trouble for the entire internal revenue
force. When they ran to cover and
arrested Samuel Gormillion, a wagon
driver for an illicit distillery here a
day or two ago, they stirred up the"
biggest kind of sensation.
Capt. James C. Wheeler, acting
chiet of the internal revenue bureau,
declined to deny or affirm the report
that a revenue agent may be involved
in the alleged plot of the Capital
Supply Company, distillers and whole'
sale liquor dealers, to defraud the
government by the. manufacture of il'
licit whiskey," at its distillery in Fif
teenth street, southwest, this being
the place raided a day or two ago
Following the arrest of James A. Cole,
president of the company; C. L. HJl,
secretary; E .C. Whitaker, in charge
or the distillery, and Samuel Gonnil
lion, a negro driver, it was rumored
that a revenue agent would be
brought up on charges of dereliction
of duty and a warrant might possibly
be sworn out for his arrest. s
"Whether any such action will be
taken is impossible to say until the
complete reports of the special in
vestigators, who handled the case,
reach me," said Captain Wheeler.
"Verbal reports have been mode', and
so far no government agent has been
The raid on the company's distil
lery and its subsequent seizure by
government agents was a big sur
prise to liquor men in Washington.
Revenue officers have assumed charge
of the plant, which has a capacity of
one hundred gallons a day and it will
be closed down as soon as practicable
without wasting material on band and
whiskey in process of manufacture
The place is not what is commonly
known as an illicit still, but is a
properly registered distillery, con
nected with whieh is a bonded ware
house. Briefly, the charge against the
concern is that a portion of the pro
duct was being' sent out . and sold
without warehouse or revenue stamps.
Raising Our Food Supplies.
Atlanta, Ga,, Special. With 26,
277,000 acres , planted in corn this
year, being an increase of 1,535,000
over 1909 aid 2,776,000 acres over
1908, the farmers of Virginia, North
Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia,
Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, "and
Miss.iss.ippi are furnishing very sub
stantial proof of the fact that the
South is constantly devoting more at
tention to raising, its own food sup
plies, i These figures are from the
last report of the Bureau of Statis
tics of the U. S. Department of Agri
culture. The acreage in corn for the
three years in thees states is shown
in the following table:
STATES 1908 1909 1010
Vinrinla 1.925.000 S.040.000 2,142,000
NortT Carolina 2,787,000 2.SP8.000 3,072,000
South Carolina 2,073.000 2,218,000 2,418,000
Geonria 4,300.000 4.4O0.0O0 4.532,000
Total 23,501.000 24,712,000 26,277,000
This great increase in the acreage
devoted -to corn is considered one of
the most hopeful signs in the South
today. In a letter to the directors
of the Southern Railway Company,
P?sident Finley called particular at
tention to these figures and said:
"The increase in tbe acreajje of
corn, accompanied, as it is, by a
quite general adoption of improved
cultural methods, is one of the most
encouraging features of Southern
agricultural progress. It is one of
the results of a "general movement
throughout the South in the direction
f diversified agriculture a move
ment which we are endeavoring to
encourage and assist as far as we can
properly do so."
Shaved Son; Didn't Know.
York, Pa., Special. Daniel S. Mc
Lajie, a barber of this city, shaved
his son, James, without having known
who he was. The son had been in the
West for a number of years and also
in the Philippine. Islands He re
turned home for a visit and walked
into his father's shop for a shave.
The boy's disguise was so perfect
that he shaved him without knowing
that it was his son until after the
work was completed. It then dawned
upon him that he had seen the cus
LaFpllette Mixes Work With Politics.
Madison, Wis.? Special. Senator
La Follette is directing his fight for
renomination as the Republican can
didate for senator at the primary
election September 6 from his farrr...
house, . three miles from here. His
eepaign managers and stenographers
go over to tbe farm daily and receive
directions. During the time between
his -political work he goes out in the
fields and works with the farm hands,
pitching hay and grain and cultivat
ing growing crops.
HOPE OF THE MAYOR
Mr. Gaynor Expresses Noble
Sentiment on Shooting.
HAS RETURNED TO HIS HOME.
Very Weak From Long Confinement
Trip to Mountains Abandoned
Disinclined to Discuss the Event
New York. Mayor Gaynor was
removed from St. Mary's hospital, in
Hoboken Sunday to Deepwells, his
country place at St. James, Long
Island. He bore tht trip 'well,-but
his insistent plea to be allowed to
walk unaided resulted in three dis
tressing incidents. Once he sank to
bis knees as he tried to enter an au
tomohile, ond, in ascending the steps
of bis home, he fell on all-fours from
overexertion. Despite his weakness,
however, he maintained his cheerful
mood and once more at Deepwells,
spent the afternoon reclining in a
chair on the veranda. :
ne had been at the hospital since
Tuesday, August 9, the day he was
shot by James J. Gallagher, a dis
charged city employe, on the deck of
the steamship Kaiser Wilhelm der
G rosse. .
He walked unaided from his room
on the fourth floor to the elevator.
and from the ground floor to the auto
mobile in which be was driven to a
New York police patrol bott waiting
lor him at Hoboken. In entering the
automobile, however, he overestimat
ed his trength and had difficulty in
chmbmg onto-the running board. Hi
step was feeble and his knees bent un
der 'him at every step.
At the deck where the police boat
was waiting, be walked across the
gangplank and abroard the vessel
without help. To Long Island City
the mayor rode in the after-cabin,
sitting up all the way. Arriving
there he walked down the deck and
across the gangplank unassisted
to an electric cab. Here the mavor
trying to get into the cab anl sank
to cus Knees, xji ine imti xsianu
City Station he was transferred to
the private car which was attached to
a special train. He kept silent
throughout the journey to St. James,
which was without particular incident
A crowd of neighbors was on hand
to greet the mayor but they respect
ed his wish for privacy and quiet and
there was no demonstration.' But
he smiled and greeted those who were
nearest him, then motored rapidly to
In his joy at reaching home, the
mayor demanded that he "be allowed
to go up the steps alone. He got
only part way, then with a pitiful
show of weakness, fell upon his hands
and knees. He was not injured. Safe
at home, the moyar asked to be al
lowed to sit on his piazza and Dr.
Parish consented. So he sat in the
open air throughout the afternoon.
Only two neighbors were permitted to
see him. To one of them, who com
mented upon the attempt to assas
sinate liim Mayor Gaynor 6aid:"
"I am content. My great hope is
Tiat the event will help to make me a
better man and more patient and
The mayor still manifests ft disin
clination to discuss the shooting and
these words are practically the first
statement of his attitude on the mat
His physicians ascribe his weakness
to his enforced confinement in the
hospital. It is probable that his pro
jected trip to the Adirondacks will
be abandoned, at least for the
Knoxville, Tenn., S.pecial. The So
cialists State Convention held in this
city Wednesday night, nominated Seth
McCallen, of Nashville, as the Social
ist candidate for Governor. Tbe con
vention also adopted a platform in
which it is declared that "the Social
ist party stands for the interests of
the working class, the wage-earners,
the farmers, the producers. This class
makes up over three-fourths of our
Favors National Primary Law.
Des Moines, la., Special. Asserting
that the nominations for President
and Vice President mav be and ac
tually have been determined by the
vote of delegates from States which
cast no electoral vote for the party
ticket, Senator Albert B. . Cummins
declares his intention of introduc
ing in tbe Senate a bill providing for
1h enactment of a national primary
At the recent Iowa Republican
State convention a plank was adopted
ia favor of a national primary law.
EDUCATE THE NEGRO
President Taft Says That Will
Solve Race Problem.
PLEA FOR MORE LIBERAL AID.
An Address to Board of Trustees of
Hampton Institute Knowledge
Gives Negro Self Respect.
Beverly, Mass., Special. President
Taft attended et the home of Mrs.
Robert S. Bradley at Prides Crossing
Friday a meeting of the board of trus
tees of Hampton Institute and de
livered an address on negro education.
The president especially pleaded for
more liberal financial assistasce for
schools like Hampton and Tuskgee
and their offspring.
"Hampton has done more, than
merely solved the race question in
the proper way," said the President.
"It furnished to the American educa
tor a type of school that is now
spreading throughout the country.
General Armstrong was the first one
to put into practical operation an in
dustrial school that did the work that
these schools were intended to do. It
does seem strange and it certainly is
interesting that it required the solu
tion of the problem of the education
of the negro to present to the white
educators the best methods of educat
ing the whites.
"Education is the solution of the
race question when it is directed to
ward giving the negro a self respect
and a belief in the dignity of labor
and in the necessity for his making
himself a valuable member of the
community in order that the white
man may then give him what is his
"I do not like to go into politics or
discuss the fact, but I do believe that
the present situation in The South is
one full of hope for the solution of
the negro question, because politics
is largely out of it and now the South
ern wbite man and Northern white
man and the Southern negro and the
Northern negro are all uniting in this
movement to teach the ten million
negroes how to support themselves,
how to support the community in
which they live and when their value
in the community is demonstrated, as
it is being demonstrated, the race
auestion will have its solution. No
one can re?.d the lectures that Hooker
Washington has delivered to his own
people without realizing that he is one
of the greatest men of this centurv
and that he tlares to tell them the
truth in, order that they maV begin
to build up their lives on a sure ioun
Taft For Revision.
Beverly, Mass. Special. President
Taft's kevnote for the coming cam
paign is a further revision" of the
While he is still convinced that the
Payne-Aid rich law is the best t ariff
law the, country has had up to this
time be has at last reached the con
clusion that there is decided room for
Mr. Taft does not propose that busi
ness shall be upset by another whole
sale revision but be will recommend
to Congress that individual schedules
in the tariff sj'steni be taken up sepa
rately and be disposed of on a scien
tific basis. The new revision is to
be based upon the finding of the
tariff commission as to the cost of
production at home and abroad. Only
a fair profit is to be allowed the Am
erican producer. "Extortionate ami
unreasonable" profits, the President
declares, are to be tolerated no long
er. How Can the Operatives Curtail?
Boston, Mass., Special. Millions
of spindles in the cotton mills of the
country will be idle for periods vary-
ing irom one weeii xo sixteen aays
during the latter part of this month
and the first half of September.
Mills in New England employing 50,-
000 operatives have already posted
notices announcing a further curtail
ment and it is understood that simi
lar action will be taken by many
Acquittal Causes Another Murder.
New Orleans, La., Special. Katie
Freitsch, 19 j-ears old and employed
in a local department store, shot and
killed Frank Miehler, aged 27, a boil
er maker, at Port and North Peters
street here Wednesday night. When
the police reached the scene, the girl
was holding the n&an's head in her lap
and sobbing. Se claimed that
Micbler had wronged her. The kill
ing comes on the beeUs of the acquit
tal of Maine McLaughlin, a young
girl, m the courts mere luesday on
the charge of murdering Huey Smith.
INLAND WATERWAY MEET
More Than One Thousand Delegates
This Week at Providence.
Providence, R. I., Special. The
promotion of a movement, conceived
more than a century ago, to build a
chain of inland waterways stretching
along the Atlantic coast from Maine
to Florida, is the subject which will
draw more than one thousand dele
gates to the convention of the Atlantic
Deeper Waterways Association in
Providence this week.
More, than $25,000, of which the
State and city each appropriated $5,
000, will be spent by the people of
Rhode Island to show hospitality to
the visitors. It is expected every city
along the Atlantic seaboard will send
delegations. Philadelphia will send a
large contingent on a chartered
steamer; about one hundred will come
from North .Carolina, one hundred and
ten from Baltimore by boat, and about
thirty from Washington, D. C.
The offkial program shows a for
midable list of speakers, including
Commander Robert E. Peary, ton
gressmaa Richmond P. Hobson, of
Alabama, Willis Moore, chief of the
weather bureau, Washington: Rear
Admiral C. S. Peary, U. S. N.; Gov
ernors M. F. Ansel of South Carolina,
J. Frank Fort of New Jersey,
Frank B. Wee'ks of Connecticut, Ab
hani J. Pothier of Rhode Island and
Congressman J. Hampton Moore of
Pennsylvania, president of the Atlan
tic Deeper waterways Association,
will deliver bis annual address.
Clerk Crasy About Work.
New York, Special. Because Geo
E. Wezzel, a cashier for a dry goods
firm, would not take a vacation when
it was offered to .him b' his employ
ers recently, he is under arrest here
charged with stealing $15,000 of the
company s money. When the vaca
tion was offered him he declared that
his fondness for work would not let
him think for a moment of going
away. His excuse aroused the sus
picions of officers of the firm and
an examination of his books was
made, which showed it is alleged, a
shortage of over $15,000 within a
President's Fall Program.
Beverly, Mass., Special. The Pres
ident s plans for the fall have been
changed. Instead of going to Wash
ington direct from St. Paul as he in
tended he will return to Beverly from
the conservation congress. Leaving
here September 20, the president will
go to Washington for nine days and
during that time will entertain all
of the members of his cabinet at tbe
It is stated that on September 26,
27 and 28 there will be practically a
three-day session of the president's
official family. Returning to Beverly
from Washington, the president will
remain here indefintely. It is pre
dicted that his stay may extend to
On September 30 the president will
address the National League of Re
publican clubs at Carnegie -hall, New
York city. Considerable interest is
attached to the fact here that Vice
President Sherman also is scheduled
to make an address before the Na
tional League of Republican clubs in
New York on the day the president is
to be there.
' $5,000,000 For Exposition.
Sacramento, Cal., Special. Gov
ernor Gillett has issued the call for
a special session of the Legislature to
convene September 6, to raise $5,
000,000 by bonding the State for the
benefit of the Panama-Pacific Expo
sition at San Francisco in 1915, pro
vided Congress designates the Califor
nia metropolis as the exposition city.
Letters to Taft to Pardon Morse.
Washington, Special. Letters sent
to President Taft from all parts of
the country urging a pardon for Chra
les W. Morse, the New York banker,
now in the Atlanta penitentiary, have
been received at the Department of
Justice. Many of the writers are
women and no less than eight of them
asked for the privilege of carrying
the pardon to Morse if it is granted.
There is no petition for a pardon be
fore the department.
A Chinese Counterfeiter.
Honolulu, Special. Lee Young, a
CSinaman, was arrested in a remote
section of the island of Maul on a
charge of counterfeiting. Young was
found in possession of a complete
counterfeiting plant with whieh he
had ben turning out excellent coun
terfeits of ten-dollar coins, composed
largely of gold. Only a few of the
coins have been put into circulation.
The arrest was made by United States
District Attorney Breckons and Unit
ed States Marshal Henry.
COTTON AT 20 CENTS
This is Highest Price Reached
Since The War.
ACTUAL COTTON SOLD AT 19.75
Southern Spot Cotton Advanced At
Savannah 3-8 Raise Bulls Control
Situation New Cotton Movement.
New York. August cotton sold at
20 cents a pound in the New York
cotton market Monday on urgent de
mand from speclativc shorts who had
postponed covering until the last mo
ment in the hope that the increasing
new crop movement in' the Southwest
might break the control of the bull
leaders. This price, the highest reach
ed by cotton for any delivery sine
the civil war, and exceeding by near
ly 2 1-2 cents per pound the highest
figure reached in the famous bull year
f 1903-04 which until now had stood
as a standard of comparison, was re
garded by many as the culminating
point of "the bull movement in pro
gress here for tbe last six months,
during a season which, when it ends
this week, "will eo down cs the most
spectacular in the annals of the cotton
trade since war times.
Not a1 great many bales' perhaps
15,000 actually changed hands on
the advance from 16.82, the closing
price-of last week to 20 cents for
August Thursday. At 20 cents, an
offer- from W. P. Brown, one of the
bull leaders, to sell 100,000 bales,
checked the upward movement, and
it was the general impression around
the ring that this was a level fixed in
the open market as a basis for settle
ment of the entire August interest re
maining. Later, however, this view of the
situation was" somewhat shaken by
the fact that after reacting from 20
cents to 18.20 under scattered selling
of a few hundred bales, August again
advanced on renewed buying by
shorts, touching 19.90 in the after
noon, or within 10 points of the high
record. At the cloee August was
quoted at 19.75 bid.
In the local spot market the price
was 'marked up to 19.75 but the
Southern spot markets showed no
such gain, the greatest advance re
corded being 3-8 of a cent at Savan
nah, showing the local character of
the extensive advance.
In all the bull leaders have handled
spot cotton to the amount of 800,000
hales, valued approximately at $65,
000,000. ,. But the bulk of this has
been shipped abroad and just how
much of it may now be held encon
signment at foreign points is uncer
tain. Inasmuch, however, as the bulls
have handled contracts for many
thousand bales in excess of those up
on which they have actually received
cotton, they have undoubtedly taken
large speculative profits, no . matter
how their deal may turn out when
their last bale of spot cotton has been
sold. In the New York stock they
still own about 100,000 bales.
Another short supply, following a
year of general curtailment and pro
crastination in purchases of both raw
material and flushed sroods, mav mean
another season of very high prices.
The next report of the government
on condition will be issued at noon
next Friday and, owing .to the con
flicting nature of recent private ad-
lces, opinions as to its showing
Opinions as to whether the bulls
will extend their operations into the
new crop months are conflicting.
Some think that the old crop cam
paign will be carried through Sep
tember at any rate, but as the new
crop season opens this week and new
crop cotton is now moving rapidly in
the Southwest, the weight of the new
maturing crop must be figured on.
Georgian Gets Good Jaunt.
Atlanta, Ga. L. A. Ransom of At
lanta, has been notified of his designa
tion by P. C. Knox, secretary of
state, as one of the five delegates
from the United States to the nation
al congress of commercial instruction
to be held in Vienna, September 12
to 16, inclusive. Mr. Ransom was
formerly president of the Interstate
Cotton Seed Crushers association,
and is president of the Mechanical
and Manufacturers club of Atlanta.
Crippen and Typist in England.
London. Dr. Hawley H. Crippen,
the American dentist and his typist,
Miss Ethel Clare LeNeve, returned
to London Saturday from Canada,
where they were apprehended by the
police on suspicion of being connect
ed with the disappearance of Dr.
Crippen 's actress wife, Belle Elmore,
and with knowledge of the mutilated
body, believed by the police to be thaet
of Mrs. Crippen, which was found ia
heir HiU Dsop Cwstent reauleaee.