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VOL. XXI. PLYMOUTH, C.. BRIDAL SEPTEMBER 30, l-WO. , NO. IC.
E FLAG OVER ALL
1 MEN IN POLITICS
FROM COUNTY TO COUNTY
National Grand Army Com
mander Urges Fellowship
VETERANS ALL UNDER ONE FLAG
Gen. Samuel Van Sant at Encamp
ment Makes feeh Praisif Pa
triotism of Confederate Soldiers.
Atlantic City. At tlie annual en
campment of the National Grand
Army of tlie Republic Samuel R. C.
Van Sant, commander-in-chief, re
flected the friendly feeling now exist
ing between the sections that once
waged Avar against eah other4 and in
his address he took occayi to urge
joint meetings of the "Blue; and the
Gray" and paid his respects to the
honor and heroism of the men of the
"In all cities, when possible," he
:6aid. "I urge joint meetings of the
Blae and the Gray. We have many
gatherings of this character, and he
more loyal and patriotic sentiments
were ever uttered than by the men
who fought on the other side.
"Are you 'not pleased to learn that
our comrades are living in peace and
harmony with our life enemies? This
is as it should be. Both armies were
composed of brave ' men and (they
should and. do mutually respect each
other. We of the North can testify
that no braver troops were ever mar
shalled for conflict than our late ene
mies and we now realize that no
men ever made greater sacrifices for
what they believed to be right than
our former foes.
"Comrades, we were the victors,
and we can afford to be magnani
mous to our old foes. It is easy for
the victor to forget, but when the
vanquished absolves himself from all
bitterness lie has truly gained the
most cherished trait of a noble char
acter. We won they lost. We re
turned to our homes with the shouts
of victory ringing in our ears our
cause triumphant. 'They were de
feated, their cause lost, and they re
turned to homes destroyed, barns
empt', money worthless, slaves free
and ruin all about them. Any but a
brave people would have yielded to
'these adverse conditions not so with
them. Bravely as they fought during
the war, they now fought the battles
of life, and the spendid growth and
developments of the South since the
close of the war is the South 's grand
est and most enduring monumeht.
United as Ave are now, our country
is destined to make a new era of
INFANTILE PARALYSIS SCARE.
New York State Quarantines Expos
ed Persons Twenty-one Days.
Albany, N. Y. A systematic study
of infantile paralysis in this State is
being made. by State Health Commis
sioner Pijrte'r." He has been watching
the prevalence of. the disease and ho
says he is fully .vtisfied that a num
ber of cases exist in the State.
"While recent investigation," says
a statement from the State Health
Department, "establish beyond a rea
sonable doubt that this is a communi
cable disease, it has not as yet been
positively determined, by what means
it is transmitted tiU one person to
another. Recognizing, however, its
accepted transmissibility, the ' State
Health Department has put it on the
list of quarantineable diseases and
now requires it to be reported and
quarantined for a period of 21 days."
Hon. Tom Watson Again.
Atlanta. To disregard the nomina
tion of Hoke Smith for Governor on
the ground that Democrats are not
bound by the primary which chose
him,' because of the methods by which
the primary was conducted, was the
advice of, Thomas E. Watson, once
Populist candidate for the Presidency,
in a speech at a mass meeting called
by himself-at a mass meeting here.
He urged Democrats to vote for Gov
ernor Joseph Brown for another
Louisiana to Fight Hookworm.
New Orleans. As the result of an
agreement with the State Board of
Health reached some two months ago,
Dr. WieklirTe Rose, of Washington,
D C, general agent of the Rocke
feller hookworm commission, arrived
here and will confer with the health
officials relative to the appointment
of an agent of the commission for
Louisiana. According to the plans
the State agent will appoint deputies
throughout the various parishes. The
commission will pay $2,500 toward
--the State agent's salary.
RAISE ALL PORK AT HOME
As Long as Fanners Buy Western
Meat, Cotton Will Not Bring
Washington. A bulletin', issued by
the department of agriculture should
be of particular interest to farmers
in the South, in view of the unusual
ly high prices commanded by meat at
the present time. The bulletin is en
titled "Feeding Hogs in the South,"
and while it gives some directions
that are of more particular interest
to those who are engaged in raising
hogs, there is a great . deal in the
bulletin of interest to others.
It is pointed out in the course of
the introduction that while meat can
be produced more cheaply in the
South than it can be bought and
shipped into that section, yet the peo
ple continue to pursue the latter
course. The relation of the business
of raising home-grown meat to the
business of raising cotton is discussed
with much interest. The author of
the bulletin, Prof. D. T. Gray, says in
introducing his pamphlet:
"The Southern people are large
meat consumers, but small meat pro
ducers. In fact, the South consumes
more meat per cauita than any other
section of the country, but a large
proportion of this meat is shipped
into the South from other sections of
the country. To give an instance, dur
ing the year 1907 there were 15,151
home-grown animals slaughtered in
the city of Birmingham, Ala. (thisxin
cludes cattle, veal, hogs, sheep and
kids), while there were 36,097 live
Western animals brought into the
city and slaughtered. In addition to
these Western live animals brought
into the city, there were 5,781,470
pounds of fresh meat shipped in and
sold, as well as thousands of pounds
of Western cured meat. This means
that more than 'a million dollars go
out of the city of Birmingham alone
each year into distant States for
meats, and this money could all be
kept at home if the Southern farmer
would but produce the meat.
RODE THE RAPIDS.
Daring Youth Goes Through Niagara
Whirlpool in a Barrel.
Niagara Falls, N. Y. Bobby Leach
of Niagara Falls, Ont., made a trip
through the whirlpool rapids in a bar
rel, starting from the old Maid of
the Mist landing near the Cantilever
bridge. Except for a few scratches
and bruises Leach, who claims to have
made the trip several times before,
Leach entered the rapids at 3:57
and went through them in three min
utes, riding the tremendous waves
The great wave caught the barrel
and hurled it clear of the water but
it righted itself nicely and went on
to the whirlpool without mishap. Five
times the barrel circled the pool,
keeping to the outer edge, away from
the vortexes and was caught with a
pole at 5:05.
The only one of the barrel naviga
tors to be killed in the trip to the
whirlpool was Maud Williard, who
suilocated in her barrel on September
7, 1901. She was in the whirlpool
for five hours.
Auto Accident Kills Four.
New 'Orleans. All four occupants
of a large touring car returning from
a Lake Shore resort to New Orleans,
were drowned when the car rounding
a curve in the West End shell road, at
a high rate of speed shot straight
ahead and plunged into the new basin
Although the- bodies ' remained at
the bottom of the canal but a few
hours shrimps and crabs disfigured
them to such an extent that they were
Bryan Bolts Democratic Nominee.
Lincoln, Neb. In a statement in
which he declares that the crusade
which lie feels impelled to wage
against the liquor interests of the
State and nation overshadows a per
sonal and political friendship of 20
years, William J. Bryan announces
that he has bolted the head of the
Democratic State ticket in Nebraska
and would not support James C. Dahl
man for governor because o position
taken by the Democratic nominee on
the liquor question.
Convict to Experiment With.
Munice, Ind. A chance for free
dom for a life term convict in the
Indiana State prison at Michigan City
by braving a death of tuberculosis is
the plan of Dr. O. L. Boor, of this
city, seconded by Dr. W. E. Coover,
State veterinarian, to determine if
bovine tuberculosis can be contracted
by human through drinking milk or
eating meat of an infected cow. The
plan is to give the convict his free
dom if he should withstand the or
Will Break Away From Old
QUESTIONS FOR LEGISLATORS-
Their Demands Will be Made at
the Ballot Box Favor Increased
Freight Rates 3,000 Delegates.
New York For the first time in
the history of railway union3, mem
bers and delegates representing 308,
000 of the four great divisions of rail
way employes in the East voted un
animously at a meeting here to take
concerted action in national and State
"The proper place to settle ques
tions affecting labor is at the ballot
box;" said Warren S. Stone of Cleve
land, the grand chief of the Brother
hood of Locomotive Engineers. "This
is not a political move at all, as is
generally understood, but a move to
get away from the old lines of parti
In pursuance of this plan, the meet
ing voted to send a series of eight
questions to State and national can
didates, particularly to candidates
for the Legislature and House of Rep
resentatives, asking for a definition
of attitude on the universal adoption
of safety appliances and an employ
ers' liability law where such does
not already exist company pensions
for superannuated employes, hours of
labor and other matteis of kindred in
terest. There were 3,000 members and
delegates at the meeting, representing
the Brootherhood of Railway Train
men, the Brotherhood of Locomotive
Engineers, the Brotherhood of
Locomotive Engineers, the Brother
hood of Locomotive Firemen and Con
ductors. They met by 'announcement
to define their attitude toward the
application of railways, now before
the Interesti-te Commerce Commis
sion, for permission to increase rates,
and. as had been expected, they pass
ed resolutions favoring an increase.
Negro Gets Two Years for Stealing
, Banana He Didn't Eat.
Media, Pa. For stealing a banana
off a huckster wagon Frank Penne
well, a Chester colored man, was sen
tenced by Judge Isaac Johnson to
two years in the county jail at Media.
It, was rather an expensive banana
for Frank, and besides he took it
just for a joke, be says.
The banana was the property of
Henry Tilden, a colored huckster,
who also accused Pennewell of as
sault and battery. Pennewell plead
ed guilty to stealing the banana, but
denied the assault and was tried on
the first charge.
One of the hard features about the
affair is that Pennewell didn't even
get to taste the banana and he will
probably not have an opportunity to
enjoy the tropical fruit for some time,
as bananas are not on the menu card
at the Media jail.
Raising Work Eegun on Maine.
Havana. Forty-five divers under
Chief Ilerdone MeDurham, have be
gun work on the Maine. Several
bodies have been found in the cabin,
but remain untouched, following Cap
tain Ferguson's orders.
The hull lies in mud six feet deep
at the bow and six and one-half feet
at the stern.
The Government Commissioners
maintain a strict secrecy about all
matters relatin? to the Maine.
Life of Emperor Threatened.
Tokio. A sensation was created
by the publication of the alleged de
tails of a plot among his own sub
jects to assassinate Emperor Mutsu
hito. The startling story appeared in the
Honchi Shimbun, which states that
the plotters, who are under arrest,
certainly will be sentenced to death
after trials before a special secret
court. This is the first time in the
history of the country that the life
of the sovereign has been plotted
Confederate Editor Dead.
New Orleans. Capt. Augustus Dun
can Battle, a Confederate veteran
and a eonspicious figure in Louisiana
during the reconstruction period, died
at his home here aged 82. With
Maj. II. J. Hearse' he established the
Shreveport Times in 1S71, and also
served in an editorial capacity on
other Southern papers. He was a na
tive of Georgia. Five children sur
vive, including Mrs. B. A. Holmes of
Los Angeles, and Mrs. J. M. Beale of
TRAGIC. DEATHS IN WEST
Sec&nd Headon Collission Within One
Week Brings Number of Victims
Up to Sixty.
Tipton, Ind. Disobedience to or
ders by the crew of a freight car, is
said to have been the cause of the
second interurban traction wreck
within three days, in Indiana. The
disaster cost the lives of six persons,
the serious injury of six more and
severe hurts to a score.
A southbound freight car crashed
head-on into a northbound passen
ger car on the Indianapolis and Peru
division of the Indiana Union Trac
tion Company two miles north of
this city. The freight car was in
charge of Motorman Lacey and Con
ductor Sebree. The dead : Dr. W. C.
Holthouser, Brooklyn, N. Y.; Walter
T. Holthouser, Brooklyn, N. Y.; Ver
bel Ilailsback, Hymenia, Ind.; Joseph.
Baker, motorman on limited car,
Logansport, Ind. ; Lewis Broo, Ko
kofa, Ind.; B. F. Welch, Marshall,
One of the sad features of the
wreck is that of Dr. Holthouser of
Brooklyn, N. Y., who with his broth
er, Walter II. Holthouser, who was
also killed, was on his way to Koko
mo, -Ind., to be married to Miss
Nellie Coxen, daughter of the secre
tary of the Great Western Pottery
Company of Kokomo. The brother
was to have been best man at the
wedding. Miss Coxen was prostrated
when she heard of the death of ier
"I guess we over-ran our orders,"
said Motorman Lacy of the freight
car who, with Conductor Sebree,
jumped when he saw the limited
bearing down upon them.
On September 21st occurred the
fatal wreck near Kingsland, Ind., on
the BlufTton division of the Wabash
Valley Traction Company which caus
ed the death of forty-one persons,
with three more still in the hospitals
of Fort Wayne with barely a chance
for recovery. .
"SILENCE" GIVEN AN OFFICER.
Wets Point Cadets Show Their Dis
pleasure With Captain.
West Point, N. Y. Near mutiny is
rampant among the corps of cadets at
the United States Military Academy.
Twice administering the "silence"
to Captain Edwin Landon an instruc
tor, caused the trouble, the cadets
have been under severe measures of
It appears that Captain Landon,
stationed here since September 1 as a
tactical officer, incurred the dis
pleasure of the cadets in some manner
and when he entered mess hall he
was o'reeted with the indignity of the
"Silence." Immediately the offend
ing cadets were ordered to their
rooms supperless but despite their
hunger the "silence" was repeated
again at breakfast and once more the
offender locked in their rooms after
having been forced to march with
arms five times around the barracks.
Because of the performance a hop
which had been arranged was cancel
led, greately to the embarrassment of
a number of .young women who had
come to the academy from New York,
Albany, Poughkeepsie, Newburg, and
Parents Scared in Washington.
Washington. Five thousand chil
dren, it is said, are being held at
home by parents who fear they might
contract infantile paralysis by at
tendance at the Washington schools.
An order has been Tassed by health
officers barring from the schools for
two weeks any children who have
been exposed to the disease.
Cow Presented to President.
Kenosha, Wis. Pauline Wayne,
the famous Holstein cow presented
bv Senator Isaac Stephenson of Wis
consin to President Taft, is still in
her pasture here and will leave Ken
osha in a few days for Washington.
She will travel in .state with a full
coterie of attendants.
The cow is the most aristocratic
member of the senator's famous
herd, and she has a record of produc
ing 27 pounds of butter in a single
Death Rate in United States.
Washington. The death rate in the
United States' in 1909 was fifteen in
each one thousand according to a
bulletin about to be issued by the
census bureau. Tlie figures cover
only the cities and States having laws
requiring the registration of deaths.
These represent 55.3 per cent of the
estimated total population.
In addition returns were received
from 54 cities having local registra
North Carolina News Prepared and
Published Fof the Quick Perusal of
Methodists Building a Town.
At a recent meeting: of the stock
holders of the Methodist assembly
grounds at Waynesville, a call of ten
per cent of subscriptions was made
in order to pay for work already done
and to continue the work during the
fall and winter.
Already the preliminary surveys
have been completed and sites located
for the 'principal streets and boule
vards. In addition to that all the
largest buildings, hotels, auditorium,
lecture halls and school rooms have
been planned and sites selected for
them. The route of the electric car
line around the lake has also been
mapped out and its general route to
Waynesville, two miles away. The
erection of buildings, building of the
dam and other operations will begin
as soon as practicable. It is ex
pected that a considerable showing
will be made by next summer.
At the meeting of stockholders the
other day the secretary, Mr. S. C.
Sattertkwait, reported that he had
already received many applications
to buy lots near the lake, and that
property enough had been bought
and laid off into lots to yield a
reve'nue of $900,000, and that every
let would find an anxious buyer.
The assembly is now successfully
launched, and in two years' time
there will be a magnificent litle city
built up just two miles from Waynes
ville and. the two connected by an
electric car line with cars running
every fifteen minutes.
Champion Corn Grower of World.
Governor Kitchin, a number of the
State officers and Raleigh newspaper
men went out to the farm of John
F. Batts, thirteen miles from Raleigh,
to see his phenomenal 40-acre field
of corn. Batts is the young Wake
farmer who grew 22G 2-3 bushels of
corn to the acre in a corn growing
contest in which the Raleigh chamber
of commerce was offering very valu
able prizes. It is claimed that Batts
holds the world's record in corn
growing. He believes that his yield,
this year for the 40 acres will aver
age at least 100 bushels to the acre.
The most intensive cultivation is be
ing applied. The yield for this sea
son is practically assured now. A
4-ear stalk shelled out two pounds
of grain and a 7-ear stalk 2 3-4
pounds of grain.
Watch Cotton Go Up!
Farmers are manifesting no graet
degree of readiness in reaching the
market with their cotton, so pro
nounced being the signs of higher
prices to come. The return of bull
leaders to the market has tended to
strengthen the tone of the market
and it will not be surprising to see
much higher prices prevailing in the
course of the next few weeks.
A Schooner Waterlogged.
The schooner Silver Spray, 1G2
tons, Capt. Thomas M. Calder, bound
from Darien, Ga., to Milbridge, Me.,
with a cargo of lumber, was towed
into Wilmington by the tug Blanche,
waterlogged and her master ill with
The schooner sprung a leak 100
miles south of Cape Fear bar, and,
although the men Avere constantly at
the pumps, she filled rapidly and
lost part of her deck load. She
drifted before the wind, reaching
Shallotte, N. C, beach where she an
chored and sent tw men ashore, who
secured assistance and the vessel was
brought to Wilmington. The crew
was exhausted. Capt. Calder was
sent to the United States marine hos
pital. Ripped Open With a Knife.
Near Lenoir Boyd Eller and Tilford
Pennel quarreled over the division of
a small lot of fodder and Eller drew
his knife and stabbed Pennel in the
left breast below the heart and cut
him open, leaving an ugly gash begin
ning in the left breast and extending
across the abdomen and ending in the
right groin, severing a rib and liver.
Little hope is entertained for his re
covery. Eller, his assailant, escaped.
To Boom Western North Carolina.
As a result of a conference be
tween the Southern Railway officials
and Asheville business men:
First, the Southern Railway Com
pany will place a man in Western
North Carolina with special reference
to the growing and handling of fruit,
Second, the Southern Railway Com
pany will, within a short while, place
a special man in the field to secure
immigrants for Western North Caro
lina from other sections.
Holds Crippen for Wilful Mur
der of His Wife.
IDENTIFICATION OF THE WOMAN
Verdict Declares That Cora Crippea
Was Poisoned With Hyocsin
Trial Will be Held Oct. 11.
London. The coroner's jury
brought in the verdict that Mrs. Cora
Crippen, known on the stage as Belle
Elmore, had been wilfully murdered
by her husband, Dr. Hawley H.
Crippen, an American dentist. After
listening to the testimony which was
presented and hearing the summing
up of the case by Coroner Sehroeder,
who summarized the evidence point
ing to the murder, the jury was left
but little Choice.
The verdict reached by the coro
ner's jury, which remained out one
hour, was to the effect that the multi
lated body found buried in the cel
lar of the Crippen home was that of
Cora Crippen, who had been wilfully
murdered by Dr. Crippen. The- ver
dict added that the cause of death
was poisoning by hyoscin.
The inquest had been holding out
longer than usual in order to give
the police time to search for evidence.
They are still hunting for a witness
and expect to bring at trial more
testimony tending to identify , Belle
Elmore's body, through the agency of.
a piece of flesh found to contain a
The case will come up for trial at
the next criminal session, which are
scheduled for October 11, and proba
bly will be called up about October
In summing up the case the coro
ner said that the evidence presented
concerning the identity of the buried:
body was unusually slim, but that
there was little doubt that it was hu
man. Although the physicians frank
ly said that they could not swear as
to the sex, on anatomical grounds
they agreed, the coroner declared,
that all indications pointed to the,
mutilated flesh being that of a wo
man. He pointed out that Belle El
more had completely disappeared and
that body had been found in her
husband's cellar. ,
Other evidence as to the identifica
tion of the body, the coroner contend-r
ed, was the testimony given by sev
eral women that Belle Elmore bore a
scar and that the doctors had reach
ed the conclusion that a. mark on a
piece of skin had been a scar. He
also spoke of finding hair, showing
that it had 'been bleached, and drew
attention to the finding of hyoscin in
the body and to the purchase of this'
drug by Dr. Crippen. ; .
The coroner recalled to the jury
the varvingi stories Dr. Crippen told
after the disappearance of his wife
and to his own disappearance with.
As to Miss Len eve's position the
coroner told the jurors it was no duty
of theirs to consider the question of
accessory after the fact.
Young Lawyer Commits Suicide,
Lenoir, N. C Mr. E. B. Biaek
more, a prominent young attorney of
this place committed suicide in his
room at the Waatuga house by taking
There is no reason assigned for
the rash deed and a note was found,
on the table in his room that read,
"Nobody to blame but myself. Lord
have me rev on my poor soul. E. B.
Mr. Blackmore was in his 25th
year. He had been in Lenoir about a
Cigar People Can't Agree.
Tampa, Fla. Following a confer
ence between a committee for the
cigar manufacturers and joint ad
visory committee of the cigar makers
a statement was issued to the effect
that the proposition made by the
striking cigar makers, who had ex
pressed it heir willingness to waive
recognition of the union, but insisted
on having a union collector on the
floor, was not satisfactory. The man
ufacturers maintain that, this is
tantamount to a closed shop.
500 Clerks Still on Strike,
New Orleans. Reports received
from Shreveport. Yieksburg, Jackson,
Meridian, Hattie.sburg and other
cities on the - lines 'of the New Or
leans & Northeastern, the Alabama
& Yieksburg and 'the Yieksburg &
Shreveport and Pacific Railroads in
dicate that the 500 or more who walk
ed out are still on strike. The rail
roads are taking energetic steps to
till their places, and several batches
of clerks have been sent--out from
New Orleans for this purpose.