a Year, la Advance.
"FOR QOD, FOR COUNTRY AND FOR TRUTH. "
PLYMOUTH, N, C 1RIDAY SEPTEMBER 9, 1910.
iMany Thousand on Uncle
Sam's Pay Roll.
512 IN THE CHICAGO POSTOFFICE
Xargest Number Employed in History
of Country Some of Them Draw a
Washington. A wdnderful array
of facts concerning the employment
of negroes in the government service
isf presented in the Republican cam
jai:i text-book jvhich has just been
made fhblic anlMdistributed through
out the country.
On August 1, 1910, there were more
Afro-Americans in the service of the
United States government than ever
before in. the history of the country.
Among those named in the .list as
hoMing high Federal positions are
"William T. Vernon of Kansas, regis
ter of the Treasury; II. L. Johnson,
,of Georgia, recorder of deeds for the
District of Columbia; Ralph Tyler, of
Ohio, auditor for the Navy Depart
ment; Henry A. Rucker, collector of
internal revenue, Atlanta, Gal; Whit
field McKinley, collector, Washing
ton, D. C; Joseph E. Lee, collector,
Jacksonville, Fla., and others scatter
ed throughout the Eouth.
In the diplomatic and consular ser
vice there are eleven negroes whose
salaries run all the way up to $10,
,O00 a year each. . The army shows
eleven colored officers, while the gov
ernment printing office, the patent of
ilce.and the Postoffice Department
show large numbers of colored men.
Out of the total of 14,397 negroes
in the government service, drawing an
-aggregate of $8,255,761, many of them
are located in Washington, divided as
follows: State Department 26, Treas
ury 703, War 76, Postoffice 182, In
terior 421, Justice 34, Agriculture 129,
Commerce and Labor 217, Govern
ment Printing Office 571, Interstate
Commerce Commission 37, United
States Capitol 187, Washington city
postoffice 201, District of Columbia,
including unskilled labor, 2,824.
In the campaign book it is stated
that there are 21 negroes employed in
the Houston, Tex., postoffice, drawing
salaries amounting to $14-,000 annual
ly; 43 at Jacksonville, Fla drawing
$35,000; 30 at Montgomery, Ala.,
drawing $27,000; 15 in the? internal
revenue service at Louisville, Ky.,
Fity at Mobile, Ada.', postoffice draw
ing $42,000. 'More negroes are prob
ably in the Chicago postoffice than
anywhere else, 52 mow having their
names on the rolls' there,, drawing an
"Hobble SkirtK'i Come Down.
Newark, N. J. AO crusade against
the hobble skirt has been started by
the Rev. Peter Henry, pastor of Toe
First Reformed church, of Grove
ville, N. J. Among other things he
lias issued an edict that no woman
wearing such a dress shall be ad
mitted to his church. He declares
that "any woman who would so de
base herself and sex as to wear such
a sartorial travesty should fie spank
ed." ' v"tf
Mr. Henry characterized the womjen
wearing hobble skirts as "walking
balloons," "lunatics" and "Godless
&'ind Larj;jst City in World.
Wisiiington. Greater New York
lias a population of 4.766,883, under
the thirteenth decennial census, ac
cording to figures issued by Director
of the Census Durand. This makes
New York the second largest city in
the worlil and as 'large as any two
foreign cities excepting London.
Three Different Denominations Unite.
Victoria, B. C. The Canadian Gen
eral Methodist Conference in session
here, by an overwhelming majority,
declared in favor of a basis of church
union whereby the Methodist, Pres
byterians and Congregationalists in
the Dominion may unite under one
denomination, to be known as the
' Union Church." The union has al
ready been agreed upon by the other
two churches. .v
Shortage in Sauerkraut.
" Freemont, Ohio. Because of ' the
long dry spell there will be a shortage
in sauerkraut this year. The kraut
factories of this city, which is the
center of the industry here, started
their annual slicing. They report
that cabbages are smaller than usual,
and that entire fields have been de
stroyed by rot and the yellows. A
rise in the price of sauerkraut is
This, news will be depressing to all
SINK DEADJHIP AT SEA.
Norfolk Engineer Says Wrecked
Maine Should Not Be Exhibited.
Norfolk, Va. Following the re
turn to Norfolk of Col. Mason M.
Patrick, United States Army Engi
neer in charge' here, and member of
the Maine board and the announce
ment that the board has practically
decided to have a coffer dam built
around the wreck so that it may
be examined' before being disturbed
with a view to ascertaining the cause
of the sinking, in which examination
representatives of Spain and Cuba
shall be invited to take part, came
a protest against the- ship being
brought to this country subsequently.
This feeling, which is general here,
was voiced by Col. John W. Oast,
Unijfcd States Supervising Inspector
of Steam vessels, who has been
alongside the wreck a half dozen
times. He declares that it is worth
less and lies in foul water; that it
should be removed, since it interferes
with navigation; that it would in his
judgment be in bad taste to bring
it to this country and exploit it, and
that after it has been examined and
raised and the bones of our dead re
covered, the wreck should be towed
out to 'sea and buried with the honors
Poor Farmers Daughter Kidnapped.
Princeton, Ky. Robbed of his wife
by death, and of his oply child by
kidnappers, Texie Allison, a prosper
ous farmer, has returned home after
a vain, search through six Southern
Little Gladys, Allison was abducted
while returning from the funeral of
her mother, three weeks ago at
Shreyeport, La., and since then her
father has .been unable to find a
single trace -of the child's where
vHe is not a rich man and does not
believe the little girl was taken in
the hope of securing a reward, and
besides, the kidnappers have given
him no chance to pay a ransom.
The Shreveport 'authorities faave
been unable to secure the slightest
clew and the affair is as much a
mystery as on the day of the disap
Remarries Civil War Wife.
Kenton, Ohi' As quaint a ro
mance as was ever written down in
fiction has found its ending here in
real life. Philip Carr, remarried to
the wife he lost in the turmoil of the
Civil War, nearly half a century
ago, is enjoying with her his second
honeymoon. They were re-married a
few days ago. Separated by raid
ing guerrillas who captured the Fed
eral mails, divorced because of sup
posed desertion, each remarried. The
wife of the one and the husband gf
the other died and the "survivors
found the love of . their youth still
aflame upon an accidental meeting re
cently. Carr is now . 74 years of age
and his wife 68.
, Woman Had Leprosy 7 Years.
New York. A negro woman with
an advanced ease of leprosy has been
living in New York for more than
seven : years, associating constantly
with people of her own race. The
nature of her ailment did not be
come known until she - applied at
Bellevue hospital for treatment.
The -doctors at once diagnosed her
ailment as one of the worst cases
of leprosy, which had1 even came to
their " attention. They declared that
she could live but a short time.
The woman told the doetors that
she had come to New York from the
West Indies more than seven years
ago and was sick then. Five years
ago she married and a year later her
only child, a son, was born. Her
husband deserted ber.
She has spent the last few months
wandering about the city iwith her
ehild. sleeping in the parks at night.
"Scales of Justice" Hit Ground.
Greensburg, Pa. The "blind god
dess" Wiat stands with- outstretched
arms on the huge dome of the West
moreland county court house dropped
her scales, just as court criers were
announcing the adjournment of crim
inal court, to the very pavement,
more than a hundred feet below with
a loud crash, but a few feet from a
group of court attendants. No one
was v hurt. The superstitious were
alarmed and suggested that it was
a bad omen.
Grocers Deny Trust Charge.,
Birmingham, Ala. Thr answer of
the Southern Wholesale Grocers' As
sociation and of .its officers and its
members to the charge made by the
Federal Government that it is in vio
Jation of the Sherman Anti-Trust
laws and that it has been operated
as a combine, etc., has been filed in
the United States court here. A
general denial of the accusation is
SUIT FOR $750,000
Against Buck's Stove Co. and
Federation of Labor.
DAMAGES RESULT OF BOYCOTT
Suit Similar to Danbury Hat Suit in
Which, Hatters Recovered $225,000
To Block Agreement.
St. Louis, Ma C. W. Post, of Bat
tle Creek, Mich., has filed-suit in the
United States Circuit Court for the
Eastern District of Missouri, against
the American Federation of Labor,
and the Bucks Stove and Range Com
pany, of St. Louis, not only to re
strain the officers of the latter from
carrying out an allegedly tentative
agreement with officers of the former
to make the St. Louis Institution a
"closed shop," but setting up a claim
for damages of $750,000 under the
It is claimed, among other things,
that the consummation of the pro
posed agreement would deprive the
stove company of any opportunity of
recovering hundreds of thousands of
dollars lost because of the union boy
cott, and that irreparable injury o
the concern will result because of the
destruction of .prestige it gained
through its. victory over the labor
unions in the District of ..Columbia
courts. A claim for damages in the
siim of $750,000, allegedly suffered as
the result of the boycott, i3 set up
under the Sherman act, making the
case identical in many respects with
the famous Danbury hat suit, in
which the hatters recovered $225,000
as the result of a boycott by the
The petition charges that the pres
ident and directorate of the Bucks
Company is about to enter a deal to
thwart any efforts on the part of the
company to collect damages sustained
through the boycott.
Married a Crazy Man.
Washington. Her romance shat
tered by the action of the police in
arresting her husband, Edward Frank,
and returning him to the government
hospital for the insane, 18-year-old
Virginia Strouse Frank will seek to
have her marriage annulled.
The marriage occurred early Wed
nesday morning at Rockville, Md.,
which is Washington's Gretna Green,
following a wild ride in an automo
bile, dinner in a fashionable hotel and
theatre .party during which the es
caped patient from the insane hospi
tal posed as an army officer 1
Another Auto Killing.
Savannah, Ga. Mike Jones, a
local retail merchant, was almost in
stantly killed and four ' other occu
pants of Jones' touring car were
badly ' bruised when a bursted tire
carded the machine to turn a somer
sault Sunday on the grand prize race
course. Jones' head was caught by
the steering wheel 'as the car turned
over and his neck was broken. The
machine was wrecked.
Racing Ostrich is Killed.
Lebanon, Pa. C. F. Hamilton,
owner of a Florida ostrich farm.
lost a $500 racing ostrich here as the
result of an accident in which the
bird broke its right leg. The os
trich was one of six which Hamilton
exhibited at the Lebanon County Fair,
and was being exercised, when it trod
into a hole ami fell.
It was found impossible to reduce
the fracture and the bird wag. chloro
formed and turned over to a taxider
mist to be mounted.
Tragedy of the Sea.
Boston. Sixteen survivors of the
36 men who comprised the crew of
the British steamer West Point, which
t5k fire and foundered when four
days out from Glaseow to Charleston,
S., went aboard the Leyland line
steamer Devonian, which wes going to
Boston. The other 20 men, who were
in the captain's boat, are believed to
ave been lost, all search for the boat
being futile. .
Exposition Train Every Hour.
Knoxville, Tenn. To handle the
great crowds which are expected to
be drawn to this city by the Apppa
lachian Exposition, September 12 to
October 12, the Southern Railway has
completed arrangements for a regular
passenger train service of 24 trains in
and a like number out of Knoxville
every day during the Exposition giv-
ng one train in and out of Knoxville
very houv of the day.
SENATORS jiEAT IN DOUBT
Louisiana Governors Appointment of
Mr. Thornton Said to be Irregular.
"Washington. Governor Sanders'
appointment of Judge J. R. Thorn
ton as Senator from Louisiana prob
ably will be questioned when Con
gress convenes in December. In ef
fect the appointment 'was made to
fill the vacancy occasioned by the
death of Senator McEnerey, which oc
curred a few days after the adjourn
ment of Congress last June. The
Louisiana Legislature was in session
at the time and Governor Sanders
was elected to succeed the deceased
Senator. Desiring, however, to de
vote his energies to the proposed
Panama Canal Exposition in New
Orleans, the Governor has resigned
the office of Senator and as Governor
has appointed Mr. Thornton to be
It is contended that the proceeding
violates the rule laid down in the
Quay case,' which was that a Gover
nor of a State has no power to make
a temporary appointment-as Senator
to fill a vacancy which may have hap
pened when, the Legislature of the
State was in session. Having resign
ed while the Pennsylvania Legislature
was in Session, Mr. Quary sought re
election. Failing in this- effort, ' he
was given an oppointment: 'byy the
Governor. By a majority of one on
a vote of-65 Congress refused to
award the seat to him. The action
was taken on construction of the con
stitutional provision that "if vacan
cies happen, by reason of resignation
or otherwise, during the recess of the
Legislature of any State, the Execu
tive thereof may make temporary
appointments until the next meeting
of the Legislature, which shall then
fill such vacancy."
Southern Improves Freight Service.
Atlanta, Ga. At its Inman Yards,
just outside this city, the Southern
Railway has recently completed and
opened an extensive freight transfer
station to be kaown as "Inman
Transfer," the operation of which
will result in saving twenty-four
hours in the time required ;'for the
delivery of all commercial freight
shipped in less than carload lots from
the East and West via the Southern
Railway to all points South and West
of Atlanta and a like saving in the
time of similar shipments moving in
opposite directions. The movement
of freight of this character in and
out of Atlanta will also be greatly
facilitated by the use of this improve
ment. The transfer station which consists
of four sheds, each 700 feet long
with track running the full length on
both sides, will give space for 125
cars at one time and has a daily
capacity of several hundred j cars.
At present 125 men are employed in
loading and unloading freight and it
is intended to add a night shift later.
At this station will be concentrated
the transfer work which has been
done at the Atlanta local terminals
and at other points in.this terri
tory. All freight passing through
Atlanta in less than carload lots will
be billed to "Inman Transfer,"
where through cars will be made up
every day for all important points
and cars loaded in "station order"
for local freights on the different
divisions and for connecting lines.
Worse Than Infidels.
Rochester, N. Y. Burglars got in
to .St. Bonaventure college at Alle
gheny, three miles vest of Olean, and
stole seven golden cKaliees from the
altar of the adjoining church. They
also tore and destroyed altar draper
ies and trimmings that were not of
negotiable value. The poor box was
torn from the wall and its contents
taken. The total damage and loss to
the church was about $1,700.
Horse Stepped on Baby's Head.
Savannah, Ga. Falling from a
buggy in which it was riding with
its parents, Joseph, eighteen-months-old
son of John J. Burke, of this
city, was instantly killed by a horse
following the buggy on a country
road. The horse attached to another
buggy, stepped on the baby's head.
If the mother had been three sec
onds quicker she could have prevent
ed the tragedy. As she leaped the
bi hoof hit baby's head and she
swooned upon the ground.
4 Successful Naval Stores Year.
Savannah, Ga. The year just end
ed has been the most prosperous in
the recent history of the naval stores
trade. This prosperity is in the' face
of steady decrease in supply, not
only in the year just ended, but in
the preceding year and is due to the
hiirh price of turpentine and rosin.
For these higher prices' there are
two causes; the small production and
the general apprehension that the
tendency of naval stores production
henceforth will be to decrease.
LOST MUCH MONEY
Army of Cloak Makers Return
LABOR UNION WON A VICTORY
Seventy Thousand Toilers Suffer Nine
Weeks For a Principle Improved
Working Conditions Millions Lost
New York. The cloak-makers'
strike, one of the greatest industrial
disturbances in the history of Amen-
can labor, has been settled. Seventy
thousand garment workers who have
been idle for nine weeks will shortly
return to wofk. Ten thousand of
them and those dependent on them
50,000 souls in all were on the point
of eviction and hundreds have already
been forced into the streets. The in
duiftrial loss to employers and em
ployes has run high into the millions.
In loss o'f wages alone the total has
been estimated at more than $10,'
000,000, while the loss to manufac
turers, jabbers, and retailers the
country over has been computed at
ten times that amount.
In spite of the stupendous read
justment involved, the strike has
been, in the main, notable for its
Julius Henry Cohen, counsel for
the Manufacturers Association, de
scribes the agreement signed by him
and . representatives of the strikers
in this sentence:
"No principles has been surround
ed by the manufacturers, yet the
union may truly claim they have won
a great victory for their people. The
manufacturers believe in the union
and the 'principle that all who desire
its benefits should share in its bur-
One essential of this victory, and
one important not only to the stnk
ers, but to the nation at large, which
wears their output, is the abolition
of all contract work at home. Here
after garments made in New York
will be manufactured under sanitary
conditions. There will be no more
The rock which all previous efforts
at mutual conciliation have split has
been the closed shop. That rock has
now been avoided by the adoption of
the "preferential union shop idea,
for which Louis D. Brandels of Bos
ton, former counsel for Glavis, in the
Pinchot-Ballinger hearing, is given
In the articles of agreement the
idea is thus described:
"Each member of the manufac
tures is to maintain union shop, a
union shop being understood to refer
to a shop where, union standards as
working conditions, hours of labor
and rates of wages prevail, and where
when hiring help, union men are pre
ferred; it being recognized that, since
there are difference of degrees of
skill, employers shall have the free
dom of selection as between one union
man and another, and shall not be
confined to any list, nor bound to fol
low any prescribed order whatever."
Other articles provide for these
more important points:
1. Electric power free.
2. No work at home.
3. Discipline of any manufacturer
proved'1 guilty of discrimination
among his employes.
4. Six davs work a week and a
cash weekly p'ay day.
5. All sub-contracting within shops
C. Nine hours work a day five
davs a week and five hours the sixth
7. The price of piece work to be
asrreed upon by a committee of em
ployes and their employers.
8. Double, pay for overtime.
The settlement of the strike averts
a crisis on the crowded East Side.
Man 88 and Brave.
Washington. The application of
Jos. Allen, a wealthy retired farmer
of West Chester. Ohio, aged 88, for
enlistment in the navy was forwarded
to the navy department by Lieut.
Carlos Bean, recruiting officer at Cin
cinnati. Ohio. Mr. Allen was said to
be anxious to serve his country in an
ticipation of a war with Japan. He
was willing to start as an apprentice
seaman, hoping to work his way along
through various ratings. His services
were declined by the department.
Her Salary $20,000 a Year.
York, Pa. Mrs. Annie McConkey
has been elected to succeed ber late
husband. Senator Edwin C. MeCon
l:ey, as secretary and treasurer of the
Farmers' Fire Insurance Company.
The election occurred at a meeting of
board of directors of the company.
Mrs. McConkey, it is estimated, will
draw a salary of $20,000 a year.
This wi'l be one of the largest sal
aries paid to a woman in the United
She docs not belong to the "bobble
SAVED SI 1,000,000
Postoffice Employees Did This
' Through Co-Operation.
CONVENTION OF P. 0. CLERKS.
Address of Fourth Assstant P. M.
General DeGraw Thirty-Day Va
cation Old Age Retirement Fund.
Saratoga, N. Y. Through the
energy and co-operation of the post
office employes throughout the country
a saving of $11,000,000 became pos
sible in the postoffice department this
year, according to a statement made
by P.' ;V. De Graw, fourth assistant
postmaster general, in an 'address be
fore the United Association of Post
office Clerks, which began its eleventh
annual convention here Monday. Mr.
De Graw assured the clerks that the
department favored organization,
among its different classes of employ-
es so long as the objects were confin
ed to the uplifting of ,tbe ipostal ser
vice, and mutual benefit of the gov
ernment and workers.,'
Plans will be formulated for secur
ing the passage of bills creating an
annual thirty-day vacation i Or clerks,
an old age retirement fund anddifirit
ing the hours of work to forty-eight
Nearly 1,000 delegates represent
ing the postal service in all parts of
the Union are attending the sessions.
Mr. Sherman Baseball Fan.
Oklahoma City, Okla. Vice Presi
dent Sherman established himself as
a "fan" at the baseball grounds here
Saturday. It was Texas league
game. Shreveport contested with
Oklahoma. City and it was in the
seventh with the score 1 and 1, ana
two men out that Casey came to bat,
not the Oasey of an earlier f anje. but
Casey of Oklahoma City team. Casey
gently balanced his bat. The ball
suited him. With the whack toward
first sped Casey. Up stood the vice
president. "Wow," he shouted. The
ball fled on and Casey turned the
beaten path which led toward second,
third and home. The game was won. :
No further effort of the Shreveport
invaders availed. The score was" 2
to 1. "Great," exclaimed Mr. Sher
man. A Mile in 49 Seconds.
Bricbton Beach. N. Y. Barney Old-
field, dn his famous 200-horsepower
Blitzen-Benz. smashed two world's
records for a one-mile circular track
before 8.000 sinectators. In the first
of the one-mile speed trials Oldfield
tore around the eliose in 50 2-5 sec
onds, clipping 2-5 of a second from
the record made by Ralph de r'alma
at. St. Paul. In the second trial dur
ing the afternoon the Benz again won ,
first place with 50 4-5 seconds, but
Oldfield. not satisfied, got permission
to attempt to lower his own new
record, and to the amazement of the
crowd, he covered a mile m 49 4-5.
bettering his mark set earlier in the
day by 3-5 of a second.
Big Day at Savannah November 15.
Savannah, ua. lhe $J0,(,)0l) monu
ment and statue of General James
Edward Oglethorpe ,founder of Geor
gia, will be unveiled in Savannah
November 15; The Governors of
Georgia, Florida. South Carolina, Ala
bama and Mississippi will attend. As
escorts for them during a two-day
celebration there will be at least 15,-
000 of the militia of these five States.
One -feature of the celebration will
be a parade, in which Sons of the
Revolution. Confederate veterans.
sons of vetreans, national guard and
other organizations will participate.
A Day of Suicides.
Philadelphia. Bodies of two wo
men who ended their lives by drown
ing .were identified at the morgue
here Sunday. The body of a third
woman who, drowned herself is still
unidentified. Three other young wo
men were found suffering from the
effects of illuminating gas which, the
police say, they inhaled in an effort
to end their lives. Une man who
is also supposed to have committed
suicide, was found.
Another Death From Pachmond Auto.
Richmond. Va. J. G. Hollings
orth, prominent merchant of Fay-
etteville, N. C, who suffered a frae-
ured skull in the fatal smash which
erm mated a joy ride taken by a party
friends on Friday, passed away at
Johnston Willis, hospital here
Jonday night, never having regained
borough consciousness, ever since the
accident when he, with Henry M.
Deputy of Philadelphia, who was in
stantly killed, jumped from the autow