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VOL. X-XI. , : PLYMOUTH, N, C.. BRIDAL SEPTEMBER 1(5, 1910. ' NO. 14.
Bullet in Dangerous Place in
SURGEONS AFRAID TO REMOVE
In Nominating Gaynor For Governor
Care Must Be Taken in Selecting
" Man Fcr Second Place,
New York. You might as well
have the truth about Mayor Gaynor.
It is bound to eome out in time.
You reaj daly of the - Mayor's
improvement in condition, of his long
walks and all that sort of thing. You
may also recall that thj.builet ha3
not been extracted from 1. throat. -
The fact is, the Mayor is the ob
ject of utmost solicitude. The bullet
is lodged so close to an artery in the
throat that the physicians are afraid
to go after it.
In a man of his age the arteries
.are brittle and there is danger that
in dislodging the bullet an artery may
break and the distinguished patient
bleed to death.
In allowing the bullet to remain,
there is the danger that it may work
around and impinge its metal edge
upon an a re try. This is the cause of
the solicitude of the Mayor's, friends.
His physical condition is being
taken into account by' the politicians;
they say that in nominating him for
Governor they would have to con
sider very carefully the man for sec
Yet the Gaynor for Governor boom
is increasing. Daily reports come
from up State of the formation of
Gaynor clubs everywhere, and un
questionably a practical and peris
tent campaign is being conducted in
On the Track of Pellagra.
Washington. Word has been re
ceived at the marine hospital labora
tory that Dr.- C. H. Lavinger, of the
public, health service, who has been
in Europe studying pellagra, has
sailed for this country. He has had
a hard but interesting summer's work.
He is very conservative and care
ful in making predictions, so that he
has not ventured any additional sug
gestions as to the source of pella
gra, but it is believed by the physi
cians of-the service that they are on
the track of the disease and will be
able soon to determine its origin. It
is fairly well established that these
conclusions will not agree with those
published by Dr. Sobone of Paris,
who recently announced that he had
discovered the carrier of the disease
in a night-flying insect.
It is also said at the laboratory
that there is no truth in the state
ment that the scientists are tracing
hookworm in pasteurised and con
densed milk. No work in this line
has been done, and the circumstances
are not such as to justify spending
time in looking- for what does not
Bank President Pardoned.
Macon, Ga. J. W. Cabaniss, form
erly president of the Exchange Nat
ional Bank; of Macon, who was con
victed in esuperior court and sen
tenced to bne yea,r on the state prison
farm and a fine o $500 for declaring
illegal dividends, has been pardoned
by Governor Brown.
Strikers Lost Heavily.
yS'ew Bedford, Mass. After being
x.-.-v for nearly four weeks and Iwsing
an aggregate amount of wages which
will 'exceed $30,000, the 3,000 strik
ing laborers and hod-carriers of this
city have returned to work. The men
failed to obtain an advance in wages
for which they struck.
Bank Examinations Criticised.
Washington. "In almost every
ease of a national bank failure, since
I have been comptroller," said Law
rence O. Murray, comptroller of the
-currency, "the insolvency could have
been averted had the national bank
examiner determined the true con
dition and reported his findings in
time for me to force a correction in
the administration of bank's affairs."
Mr. Murray announced his inten
tion to go into every bank examining
district and investigate personally the
work of the national bank examiners.
Car Strike Cost $2,300,000.
Philadelphia. According to a re
port submitted to the directors of the
Philadelphia Rapid Transit Company
the strike of the conductors and
xnotormen in the early. part of the
present year cost the company $2,-
The report states that the loss in
fares during the strike was $1,50O,
O00, and that the expenses incurred
because of the difficulty amounted to
$800,000. A deficit of $1,300,000 for
the st fiscal year is reported.
FARMERS TOBE ON GUARD
Will Demand Legislation For Planters
Legislatures Will be Viated,
Charlotte, N. C Hereafter Con
gress and State , Legislatures
will be visited by a legis
lative committee from the National
Farmers' Union which "will see that
the demands of the farmers are car
ried out, and if not, why not."
The committee will work for the
passage of laws to prevent gambling
in agricultural products; against the
establishment of central governmeat
banks: to restrict foreign immigra
tion, and to gradually reduce the
tariff to a revenue basis.-
The report of the committee n
education, presented by President D
H. Hill, of the North Carolina Agri
cultural and Mechanical College, ap
pealing to the State and national
Governments for more agricultural
schools and more liberal education for
the farmer, was unanimously indor
sed. The union adopted a resolution
approving heartily the movement of
the Reciprocity League to have meat
Human Orchid's Mother Free.
Los Angeles, Cal. Mrs. John Tan
ner has secured a divorce in Judge
Huttoh's court and permission to 'as
sume her maiden name of Eleanor
This announcement will stir the
bluest blood section of the old Hol
land families in New York society,
for Mrs. Tanner is the mother of
Betty Tanner, the "'human orchid,"
who is being reared here by chemical
formula, so that she will iive to in
herit the Milbank fortune of $25,
000,000 now !Ln possession of 'her
grandmother, Mrs. Abraham Archi
Mrs. Tanner testified that her
moths c Iiad to supply all the money
for tr.e family expanse-.. The mother
is awarded complete custody of the
Death, of Alabama's Ex-Go verno.
Montgomery, Ala. Gen. W. C,
Oates died here Saturday. He was
formferly Governor fof Alabama, a
Confederate veteran and a brigadier
general in the Spanish-American war.
tie was a tormer congressman and a
present member of the Chiekamauga
During the'Spanish-Ameriean war
he was a brigadier of volunteers.
Will Keep Out Cholera-
Washington. The pubic health and
marine hospital service is clearing
for action to prevent cholera, now
spreading through Russia and m6re
recently discovered in Germany and
France, from being brought to this
country. Officers of the service are
more alarmed at the probabilities of
the plague being imported by immi
grants than they arc willing to admit.
Lost Lives to Save Others.
- Newport News, Va. Death by-
drowning rather than by fire is be
lieved to- have been the fate of the
three- men who sacrificed their lives
Thursday th the battleship North
Dakota, when an explosion of oil took
place in one of the compartments of
the mighty dreadn aught. It was in
an effort to put out the blazing sea
of oil by flooding the compartment
with water that the men lost their
lives rather than by the fire itself.
Barbecued Rattlesnake for Lawyers.
Americns, Ga. Home raised dia
mond backed rattlesnake, barbecued
and served in" nice tender portions
will be the main epicurean attraction
of afeast planned for the attorneys
of this' city -by Mose Henderson, an
ante bellum negro, who declares
there's nothing more delicious and
satisfying than a reptile sandwich.
Expensive to Get Georgia Governor.
Atlanta, Ga. For the Democratic
nomination, for Governor of Georgia,
Hoke Smith, successful candidate in
the recent primary election, paid
$17,596.10 according to an itemized
expense account filed by him with
the comptroller general of the State.
Of this amount friends contributed
to his campaign fund $7,097.47, the
remainder out of Mr. Smith's pocket.
Governor Joseph M. Brown spent
$3,950.75 in an unsuccessful . effort
to secure a renomination.
"For the Good cf the Party."
Nashville, Tenn. Governor M. R.
Patterson has withdrawn from the
race to succeed himself as Governor
of TennVee. ' Governor Patterson
wa sthe nominee of the regular fac
tion of the Democratic party and
has been bitterly opposed by the in
dependent State-. .ide prohibition
Democrats, who, in coalition with the
Republicans, elected a State judiciary
last month, defeating a ticket foi
which Governor Patterson made n
strenuous campaign of the State.
Democrats on Investigating
Committee Make Report
ALSO INSURGENT REPUBLICAN.
Republican Members Have Not Re
ported Conclusions Axe Blistering
Up to Congress What Next?
Minneapolis, Minn. "That Richard
A. Ballanger has not been true to
the trust reposed in him as Secre
tary of the Interior, that he is not
deserving, of public confidence and
that he should be requested by the
propeT ' authorities to resign his of
fice." The foregoing sums up the findings
of the four Democratic members of
the Ballinger-Pinchot congressional
investigating committee which- were
made public Friday.
The Republican members issued no
report of any kind bearing on the
An independent report was given
out by, Mr. Madison, the insurgent
Republican from Kansas, which " de
clares also that Mr. Ballinger "should
not be retained, that he was an un
faithful trustee of the people's in
terest, an enemy of conservation"
and that the-charges of Gifford Pin-
chot should be sustained.
These findings will be printed and
filed with Congress.
The Democratic report as signed
by Senators Duncan U. Fletcher of
North Dakota, and Representatives
Ollie James of Kentucky and James
M. Graham of Illinois. It says:
"Summarized, the Democratic
findings declare that the evidence
"That there was no conspiracy
against Mr. Ballinger.
"That Gifford Pinchot and L. R.
Glavis were faithful trustees of the
"That Mr. Ballinger 's conduct i
certain occasions was intended to and
did have the effect of deceiving the
"That Mr. Ballinger 's action in
having 'clear fisted' the so-called'
Cunningham Alaskan coal lands, and
ordering them patented, showed bad
"That he advocated a bill to vali
date Alaskan coal claims alleged to
"That his action in acting as attor
ney in cases pending in the land
office while he was commissioner was
"That he helped to force the Cun
ningham coal claims to a hearing be
fore the government was ready to
"That he encouraged insubordina
tion in the reclamation service and
condoned improper official conduct in
Numerous official aets of Mr. Bal
linger are attacked. High praise is
given Gifford Pinchot, former chief
forester, and L. R, Glavis, former
chief of field division of tho general
Mr. Madison's conclusions are:
"That the charges of Messrs. Gin vis
and Pinchot should be sustained.
"That Mr. Ballinger has been un
faithful to the .public interests.
"That in the matter of the Cun
ningham coal lands he was a faith
ful trustee of tke people's interests.
"That with regard to the re
clamation service he has taken action
tending towards its disintegration."
Secretary Ballinger's action in re
storing water power, sites without in
tention to withdraw is also criticised
along with his conservation policy,
among other things.
. At what time the Republicans will
give out their findings could not be
Johnstown Flood Victims Unearthed.
Johnstown, Pa. The bones of
eight disjointed skeletons, -victims of
the flood of 21 years ago, were dug
from the bed of the Conemaugh river
at the foot of the famous old stone
bridge against which the tons of
water hurled human lives, houses and
everything movable. Besides the
bones, coins, kitchen utensils, sewing
machines and, many other relics were
appropriated by the working men but
the bones have been gathered in bags
and will be buried in the Grandview
Lorimer Quite Hamilton Club.
Chicago. A terse note of resig
ation from the Hamilton 'Club, of
,-hich he had been a member many
ears, was t lis answer made here
mvlav bv United States Senator
William Lorimer to the action of the
I ub president. John II. Batten, in
ithdrawing his invitation to the
'cosevelt banquet Thursday night,
he invitation was withdrawn at the
errand of Colonel Roosevelr, who
?fused to attend a banquet at which
Senator Lorimer also was a guest.
GONE TO A HIGHER COURT
Lloyd W. Bowers, Solicitor General
U. S Passes at Boston.
Boston. Solicitor General Lloyd
Wheaton Bowers, aged 51, life-long
friend of President Taft, died at the
Hotel Touraine in this city Friday
Death came suddenly, the result of a
cardiac thrombus, which ended an
ilitiess of months, due to an attack of
bronchitis. The death of Mr.1 Bowers
who relinquished as exceedingly re
munerative position as railroad eoun
sel to take up the duties of solicitor
general on March 22, 1909, at the in
stance of President Taft, removes a
prospective candidate for one of the
vacancies in the Supreme Court bench
$1,562,600,000 Import Trade.
Washington. Uncle Sam's import
trade under the Payne-Aldrich tariff
law during the past , year, wr. a re
cord breaker, according to the govern
ment statistical experts. Under this
law during the 12 months ending
July 31, last, imports aggregatisg
$1,562,600,000 came into the United
States. Qf this total $794,600,000 was
listed as dutiable while $768,000,000
entered free of duty. Although it
was the first year of the Pavhe
Aldrieh law, it eclipsed all former
records under the Dingley, Wilson
and MeKinley laws. The banner
year -of the previous 18 years had
been in 1907 when, under the Dingley
act, $1,456,500,000 of imports was
Customs receipts during the past
year amounted to $327,900,000, which
was more than $17,000,000 in excels
of the previous year under the Ding'
Pope Fights Modernism.
Rome. Pope Pius X, has issued
a motu proprio, giving new and prae
tical measures to be adopted against
the growing modernist campaign.
The Pontiff reiterates all rules pre
vieusly set forth against modernism,
especially in the encyclical pascendi,
and adds that the bishops and the rec
tors of Catholic colleges must" watch
attentively the development of the1
young clergy, seeing to it tnat they
are well prepared to fight error, for
bidding them to read newspapers and
periodicals, and avoid distracting
them fbrm their studies.
Every professor, in beginning his
course, every acolyte, before being
promoted; every "new eontessor, cu
rate, canon, or holder of a similar of
fice, and every ecclesiastical official,
before taking possession of his post,
must take an oath of loyalty to the
healthy Catholic doctrine and dis
cipline. Total New Cotton Ginned.
Washington, ' D. C The number
of bales of cotton ginned to Septem
ber 1, from the growth of 1910, was
356,824 bales, round bales counted as
half bales, according to the repof
of the Census Bureau made Thurs
day. The 1909 total was 388,242
bales;-the 1908, 402,229 bales, and
the 1907, 200,278 bales.
Comparative statistics by States of
cotton ginned, follows:
State. 1910. 1909.
Alabama 4,505 13,535
Arkansas 27 449
Florida 604 3,542
Georgia.. 2,818 106,3-31
Mississippi 535 1,670
Louisiana 1,106 3,450
North Carolina. .. 4 1,070
South Carolina. .. 19S 18,949
Texas.. 328,625 237,901
Oklahoma ....... 397 1.370
All other States ... 5 1
The number of Sea Island bales in
cluded is 208 as compared with 1,236
California Will Give $10,000,000.
Sacramento, Cal. The constitu
tional amendment providing for the
submission to the voters of the State
of a proposal to levy a special tax
of $5,000,000 to finance the Panama
Pacific Exposition in San Francisco
in 1915 was adopted by the Senate.
The amendment permitting San
Francisco to alter its eharter to in
cur a bopded indebtedness of $5,
000,000 for the same purpose was
Kidnapped CL,'ld Returned.
New York. Little Michael Scimeca
the 3-yeax-old son of Dr. Seimeca, a
prominent Italian physician, is safe
ly in the hands of his relatives after
having been held for nearly tnree
months a captive by "black hind"
The abductors of the boy have so
far escaped the police dray -net.
.Much mystery surround lie cir
cumstances of the child's reappearance.
THE NEWS MINUTELY TOLD
Tie Heart of Happenings Carved
From-the Whole Country.
The cotton spindles in the South
aum-ber 11,583,359, including old, idle
uul not complete.
Efforts to have o curfew law enaet-
d in York, Pa., are being made by
Am Womaa'B Christian Temperance
Admiral Evans mys: "I have
dad more trouble over my Bailors get
ting drunk in the porte of Maine
Shan I have IkwI at any other ports
m the world."
The estimated earnings for the
Southern Railway system for the
fourth, week in August, 1910, were:
This year, $1,592,173; last year, $1,-
03,811; an increase of $88,362.
D. N. Washington, of Pleasant
Valley, Va., has sold his ungathered
ipple crop of forty-frmr acres to the
Ebner Ice and Cold Storage Co., of
Indianapolis, Ind., for $2,000.
Population of Osyter Bay town,
including Farmingdale end Seaeliff
villages, 21,802, an increase of 5,468
since 1900. This is Col. Roosevelt's
Fishermen of the Middle Sound,
near Wilmington, N. C, report the
catching of 3,000 bunches of large
September mullets, this being ,; the
first bi? cateh of the season. Fish
ermen generally are reporting good
J. C. Messick, near Goshen, fed
salt from fish brine to nine head of
eattle, which seemed fond of it, with
the result that four soon died," but
the other five recovered after severe
Officials of the State Department
are oming to the conclusion that it
will require the greatest amount of
delicacy to maintain friendly rela
lions between this government and
An immense meteor with a divided
tail reaching foam the northwest half
way across the heavens was observed
in Tennessee Friday night. It was
one of the most (brilliant meteors
ever, seen there.
One hundred and twenty-seven
steam and sail vessels of a total
gross tonnage of 14,020 were built
in the United States during the
month of August according to a re
port by the bureau of navigation.
Chnrlottn Y. Constcin. the 6-vear-
old daughter of Frederick Constein,
oi ii,ast retersourg, jra., men in a
local hospital from lockjaw. It is be
lieved that the disease' was caused
Three years ago consumption in the
cotton States was ahead of the rest of
the United States 220,000 bales; last
year the excess was narrowed to 60,
000, and this year it has again in
creased to 170,000. This refers to
Miss Stone, who is a member of a
New York theatrical company,
stumbled while descending a flight of
stairs leading from her dressing
room in the theatre. She fell near
ly the entire length of the fctairease,
striking on her head. Her recovery
is doubtful. Her. hobble skirt was
President Taft is contemplating
and probably will issue soon after his
return to Washington from Beverly
an executive order putting all assist
ant postmasters and the permanent
clerks at money order post offices
under the civil service.
Conservative estimates of the coal
output in West Virginia for the year
of 1910 by prominent coal operators
of that State place the figures at 60,
000,000 tons, which will break all pre
vious mining records in the State.
Mrs. Providencio Mascari, an Ital
ian of Baltimore, who was removed
to quarantine last May, suffering from
leprosy, has improved to such an ex
tent, according to a report bv Thos.
L. Richardson, quarantine physician,
that she may 'be completely cured by
A baby living but two hours after
birth, the child of William Burgess,
of Durham, N. C, has been the causa
of considerable comment. The child
has a single eye with small eyes com
bined it it and place for nose far
above it. Such anomally has not
been seen by doctors.
The soldiers at Fort Seriven, Ga..
who have had their arms punctured '
and innctul-ated with an anti-typhoid '
scrum are now happy and find com
fort in the belief that they cannot
catch typhoid fever fcr five years to
come at jeast.
The Supreme Court, of Rome, It
aly, has rendered a judgment affirm-
ng the right of the Holy See to sell
iropertv without authorization from
the government. The decision has
created a sensation in art circles. It
is feared that art treasures are to be
ABOUT JMD DOGS.
Expert in Public Heaith Service
t Makes Report.
MANY FALLACIES DISSIPATED.
Dogs, Fores, Coyotes and. Skunks go
Mad in Winter as Much as in Sum
Washington. Hyrdrophobia is a
reality and not a dream, incurable and
not infallibly preventable, and is a
respector of no particular season or
species of mammal, says public health
service report. A. M. Simpson, its
author, repudiates certain, mad dog
fallacies and his report admits rabies
may not be uniformly' fatal, though
it is almost always so.
Pasteurization generally prevents
Mad dogs are not always wild-eyed
and frothing at the mouth and deter
mined upoq any and everybody - he
"The rabid dog," says the report,
"is sick; he is not necessarily running
wild and furious; he is frequently
obedient up to a late stage, and often
seems to have a bone in his throat
or to ihave sustained injury to 'the
Another f allaey in the general be
lief that rabies are much more easily
transmitted in the .summer than in
other months; the explanation is that,
more people are moving about and
become subject to attack. Nor is the
malady confined to any climate or
region." It is liable to occur in the
Arctic or the equatorial jungles. Dogs,
wolves, coyotes and skunks seem to
bfe especialy susceptible. ,
Shot Himself While Asleep.
Asbury-Park, N. J. "I shot my
self in my sleep; I was dreaming of
biirglars," is the defense against at
tempted suicide made here by A. W.
Von-Zuker, a young German piano
tuner, of New York," now in a hos
pital with a bullet wound in his fore
head. The man's wife says she wa
awakened in their room at a hotel
here by the sound of a pistol shot
and. found her husband still asleep.
Badly frightened, she woke him and
demanded what) -he had done. He an
swered, "There are thieves in the
house and I just shot one."
Then, to her horror, she saw that
the one shot was her husband, arid,
that blood was streaming from his
forehead. A strange feature of the
case is that there were no powder
marks on Von Zuker s face. He slept
with tke revolver under his pillow.
Officers United Lutheran Synod.
Richmond, Va. At a meeting of
the United Synod of the Lutheran
church in the South, which has been
in session at Richmond, Va., for
several days. J. A. Morehead, D. D.
president ot (Roanoke College -was
elected cresiient of thu Synod to
succeed A G. Voight, T. 1)., presi
dent of the Lutheran Theoiogieal
Seminary at Charleston." S. C.
Reverend ' M. G. Sherer, of Char
leston, S. C, was elected vice presi
dent, Reverend S. T. liallmmi, cf
Spartanburg, S. C, seer:'tary; Chas.
II. Steiglitz, of Atlanta," Ga", assist
ant secretary; J. E. Cooper, of Win
chester, Va., treasurer; Reveiend
George II. Cox of Grand Quarry, N.
C, statistical secretary.
Weds at 91 Woman Aged 44.
Chicaago. Volney E. Rusco, 91
.years old, procured a license to marry
and established a new record for age
among Cook county ' applicants for
licenses. The woman whose name
figures in the license is Miss Helen
Conger, aged 44.
Leprous Patient Escapes.
Salt Lake City, Utah John Kokas,
a Greek, in an advanced stage of
leprosy, who has been under quaran
tine here for the last three months,
ia missing from the tent in which
he had been onarantined and it was
learned that he had taken a train
on Wednesday evening intending to
go to New York and then to Greece.
Funds for the journey were provid
ed' by his countrymen here. His
friends would not divulge the route
he has taken. The left hand, it is
said, is almost ready to drop off.
Divorced Wife Kills No. 2.
Campbell, Mo. After the divorced
wife of Clarence Stanley had killed
his second wife by shooting her 10
times, Stanley set fire to the home of
his first wife, twice wounded bis
brother, engaged in a pistol duel with
his uncle and intimidated the police.
He surrendered and was lodged in
jail at Carntbersville.
The first wife said her successor in
the Stanley home fired the first shct
when she was refused the two chil
dren by "the first marriage.