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VOL. XXI. PLYMOUTH, N, C. RIDAY OCTOBEB 7, 1910. NO. 17.
A LABORING MAN.
To Fight For Governorship of
STATE CHAIRMAN D1X THE MAN
After Promise of all Other Candi
dates to Support Him Dix Accepted
Nomination Sketch of Life.
. New York. John A. Dix of "Wash
ington county, chairman of the State
committee, was chosen as candidate
for Governor on the Democratic ticket
of New York Democratic convention.
John A. Dix is 30 yeans old, hav
ing been born in Gien Falls, N. Y.,
in 18G0. He received his early edu
cation in hom& schools and was grad
uated from Cornell University in
1882. His business career began as
.a member of the firm of Renolds &
Dix, marble dealers, and later he "was
associated with a lumber firom. In
18S9 he married Miss Gertrude Thom
pson. In politics Mr. Dix first became
prominent as the chairman of the
Democratic county committee of
"Washington county, a position -which
indirectly led to his forming a county
chairmans' organization in which he
strove for more power for the chair
men as against the State committee
men. Two years ago with Lewis Stuy
resant Chanler as the head of the
ticket, Mr. Dix was the Democratic
nominee for Lieutenant Governor,
meeting defeat.' At the Buffalo con
vention in 1906, at which the Demo
crats nominated Hearst for Governor,
Dix himself received 17 votes for Gov
ernor. He refused to sanction Hearst
and bolted the convention.
In June last Mr. Dix succeeded "Wil
liam J. Conners of Buffalo as chair
man of the Democratic State commit
tee. President Talks of Prisons.
"Washington, District of Columbia.
Iti receiving the delegates to the In
ternational Prison congress, President
Taft cautioned them against making
prisons so comfortable as to furnish
a motive for violating the law. The
president said that somenmes when
he had visited the prisons of this
government he had thought they were
stronger in theory than in practice.
He. expressed the hope, however, that
this government now had prisons
which illustrate at least some of the
improvements the prison congress re
commended. Speed Mania's Ghastly Work.
New York. Two records were
gained by the Vanderbilt cup race
one of the most terrific speed and
dare-devil driving ever witnessed on
the Long Island course; the other
of the ghastliest killing and maiming
ever perpetrated anywhere in the
name of sport. The first was respon
sible for the second.
Sixty-five and one-tenth miles an
ihour was the speed maintained by
Harry Gran, tff.o triumphed in an
Alco car, just" as he did last year.
Three deaths, four cases of fatal in
jury and. nineteen seriously wounded
were the results of the speed mania
that impelled Grant and the other
twenty-nine drivers, and that at
tracted to the scene of their wild
flights 175,000 persons.
Prize Winning War Vessels.
Washington. The battleship Ne
braska is announced as the trophy
winner and the Montana, California
and Mississippi as star ships which at
tained ninety-five per cent of the mul
tiple of the trophy winner in a state
ment given out by the Navy Depart
ment on the results of the engineering
competition 1009-1010 for the battle
ship trophy. The Colorado stood low
est in the list.
The Preble won the destroyer tro
phy. Civil Service Warning.
Washington. The usual before
campaign warning to Government em
ployes against indulging in political
activity has been sent out by the
Civil Service Commission. All the
executive departments and indepen
dent branches are instructed to in
form employes that they must obey
this order. ,
Particular attention" was directed to
the exhibition of illegal collection or
payment of political assessments.
THE SHAME OF GOOD MEN
Combination of Prominent Men Swin
dled the Illinois Central Railroad in
Cold and Heartless Manner.
Chicago. A. C. Goodrich, a con
fessed go-between, and Henry C.
Ostermann, fomerly president of the
Ostermann Manufacturing Company
for the prosecution, vied with each
other before Municipal Judge Brug
genmeyer in stripping bare the series
of the alleged combination which is
charged with swindling the Illinois
Central Railroad Company by ear
Goodrich described in detail meth
ords which he said Illinois Central
officers used to conceal their identity
as stockholders in the Ostermann re
pair concern. In testifying Oster
mann said that certain payments to
the railroad officers were made by
cheeks to Goodrich.
Photographs of $33,000 worth of
cheeks, signed by F. II. Niles, presi
dent of the Blue Island Car & Equip
ment Company, were then introduced
by Attorney Fisher for the prosecu
tion. Goodrich identified the endorse
ments on them as having been made
by him. Niles went on the stand sev
eral days ago and testified that pay
ments for Harrimon were made to
"Stock was issued in certificates of
161 shares eLch in the Memphis Car
Repair Company," said. Ostermann.
"This stock was divided among Ira
G. Rawn, F. B. Harrimann, Joseph B.
Buker, W. S. King, II. II. MeCourt,
William Benshaw, J. M.' Taylor and
Secretary Ward of the Memphis com
pany. At the suggestion of Mr.
Buker I had all the stock made out
in my own name. I know that Rawn,
Harrimann and Taylor got their
shares and I suppose the others did,
NEVADA STOPS GAMBLING.
Law Became Effective October 1 and
Picturesque Characters Pass.
Carson City, New For the first
time in 50 years the doors of gamb
ling ihouses in this State have been
barred by the law.
Under the recent action of' the
Legislature of Nevada, gambling in
this State is prohibited after Oc
tober 1. Despite traditions, influence,
argument and ilities, the law stands
and the old line gamblers have bow
ed before it. Although another day
of grace remained to them, the wheels
that have spun dice since the days of
the characters of Bret llarte and
Mark Twain are still, and the faro
tables have been stored away. Gam
bling is dead and Carson City, where
fortunes have shifted on the turn of
a card is closed.
A decision returned by Attroney
General Stoddard places whist, bridge
whist, five hundred and all other card
games played for money or anything
of value are under ban. Slot ma
chines are also banished. The law
that becomes operative at midnight
deals the death blow to every game
of chance in Nevada.
Tickets Out For Defeated Candidate.
Atlanta. More or less consterna
tion in political circles was caused
with the appearance of ballots, ap
parently intended for use in the com
ing State general election, bearing
the rame of Joseph Brown for the
office of Governor, instead of Hoke
Smith, the regular nominee. Where
the ballots came from and who is
sending them out is a mystery. The
Smith followers also discovered that
strips of "stickers," bearing .the
words "for Governor Joseph M.
Brown," and so perforated that the
name can be torn off just the proper
width to be pasted over the name of
the nominee for Governor on the reg
ular ticket, were being circulated
with instructions as to their use.
. . President Pardons Four.
Washington. Four weighers con
victed in connection with the sugar
frauds in New York have been par
doned by President Taft. They are
Thomas Kehoe, Patrick J. Hnnessey.
Edward II. Boyle and John R. Coyle.
Each was sentenced last January
to serve one year in prison . With a
allowance for good behavior theii
terms would have expired on Novem
ber 9. They are granted immediate
releases because they gave informa
tion against Gerbreeht and Heike,
officers "higher up" in the trust.
Man Soars 9,121 Feet.
Mourmelon, France, October.
Wynnvalen, the aviator,-establisiied a
new world's record for altitude, ris
ing to a height of 9-121 feet. The
earlier best mark of 8,409 feet was
made by the late George Chavez.
Wynmalen rose until his moto:
failed him, and then made a perilous
descent, lie suffered intensely, and
his exciting experience was similar tc
that of Leon Morane, who on Sep
temb 3 ascended 8.271 feet, establish
ing a record that stood until eclipsec
AGAIN, UNCLE SAM?
Twenty - Nine Sailors Find
NAVY BARGE SWAMPED IN SEA
Large Party Returning to Battleship
New Hampshire From Chore Leave
Go Down in Deep.
New York. There was given out
from the battleship New Hampshire
a list of twenty-nine men who were
supposed to have perished by the
swamping of a barge or whaleboat
which was being towed to the vessel
at anchor in the Hudson river.
Old river men said they were not
surprised, for when the accident oc
curred, they declared, the tide was
running up stieam like a mill race,
with a brisk wind out of the south
west pushing it along at even a faster
clip. This would take the bodies far
beyond the scene of the disaster and
probably it Avill.be several days be
fore any more are found.
On board the flagship Louisiana
Rear-Admiral Vreeland convened a
court of inquiry to determine the ax
act cause of' the accident and place
the responsibility. A number of the
men who were on board the ill-fated
boat told their stories and a report
of the findings of the court, when
completed, Avill be forwarded to the
Various versions of how the aci
dent occurred Avere in circulation. The
generally accepted one however, was
that the barge, heavily loaded with
sailors and marines returning from
shore leave, Avas towed into the heavy
swells of a passing steamboat. Ris
ing for a moment like a cork, the
barge then plunged into the trough
between two waves, one of which
broke over the side and swamped it.
EDITOR'S HOME DYNAMITED.
Los Angeles Newspaper Plant Wreck
ed and Lives Lost.
Los Angeles. An attempt to de
stroy the residence of Gen. Harrison
Gray Otis, publisher of the Los
Angeles Times, by means of an in
fernal machine, was made here, fol
lowing an explosion which caused
great loss of life and destroyed the
buildings and plant of The Times,
entailing a loss of nearly $300,000,
and a suspended effort to blow up
the auxiliary plant of that paper. A
powerful infernal machine Avas also
found in the residence of Secretary
Zeehandelaar of the Merchants' and
Gen. Otis and the other responsible
heads of The Times, unequivocally
charge The Times building disaster
and the narrowly averted attempts at
further destruction of life and pro
perty to labor union sources.
With equal emphasis, the leader of
union labor repudiates the accusation
and offer all aid in their power to de
tect the culprit.
For 20 years, following a quarrel
with the Typographical union and the
changing of The Times' to a non
union paper, Gen. Otis has fought
unionism with every resource at his
command. He has been seconded in
this fight by the Merchants' and Man
ufacturers' association, Avhose secre
tary Avas the object of the attempt
Convicts Earned $402,697.64.
Montgomery .Ala. A record Avas
broken when J. Craig Smith, president
t the State convict bureau, paid iitto
the State treasurer the sum of $402,
697.64, quarterly payment for the
hire of convicts to A'arious corpora
tions. This amount is for the quar
ter ending September 30th.
Fatal Mine Explosion. .
Eagle Pass, Texas. One hundred
and fifty miners, possibly more,
were entombed and believed to be
dead in mine No. 2 at Balau, Mexico,
in the. Las Esperanzas mining dis
trict, operated by the national rail
way lines of Mexico, as a result of
two explosions, presumably because
of an accumulation of gas. The men
entombed are mostly native and
Japanese miners, although the num
ber includes several Americans.
"Don't Shoot Escaping Urisoner."
Washington. "Don't shoot a
prisoiu'Y trying to escape, for he will
be recaptured in time. But shoot
him if he tries to assault a keeper
or yther prison officials," advised
Frederick G. Pettigrow, prison com
missioner of Massachusetts,
" Prison officers should have clear
heads and warm hearts," continued
Mr. Pectigrow. "Thoy should be
able to think straight rather than to
shoot straight . Any prison system
tha depends upon the shotgun belongs
to the bottomless pit."
THE BROKERS' SKIN GAME
Office of Seven New Yorkers Raided
by Government Agents Using the ,
Mails to Defraud.
New York. Following one of the
most sensational raids ever made by
Federal authorities in this city, direc
ted against the firm of B. H. Scheftel
& Co., brokers in Broad street, seven
members of the company, including
B. H. Scheftel, its president, were
held in heavy bail by United States
Commissioner Shieds for hearing on a
charge of using the mails to defraud.
According to agents of the Depart
ment of Justice the Scheftel company
has been engaged in promoting the
sale of mining securities of doubtful
value in all parts of the' country.
Estimates of the firm's dealings are
placed as high as $5,000,000.
Another charge against the com
pany by George Scarborough, the
government inspector who made the
complaints, is that it had resorted to
Avhat he called a "crooked bucket
shop scheme." He declared the con
cern had charged customers 6 per
cent on margins and had collected
commissions without rendering any
service in return. The difference be
tween the actual prices of stocks on
the curb market and fictitious quota
tions given customers, Scarborough
also allegs, Avas converted to the
DEATH OF FLORIDA SENATOR.
Napoleon Bonapartev Broward Rosa
to Success bx His Own Efforts.
Jacksonville. Napoleon Bonaparte
Broward, aged 53, the choice of the
Democrats to succeed Jatnse P.
Taliaferro as United States senator,
died a few seconds after being "placed
on the operating table of a local
hospital. The immediate cause of his
death was gall stone with complica
tions. Death occurred as the doctors
were preparing their surgical instru
ments. He had been ill for Aveeks.
For fcir years Broward Avas gov
ernor of Florida and during that time
commenced the drainage of the Ever
glades, which, Avhen completed, will
probably be the greatest single un
dertaking in Florida's his story.
He Avas a good example of the self
made man of America. Early in the
70 's he lost his father and mother
and was forced to start work as a
tug boat cook and roustabout. He
worked in this capacity, practically
illiterate, for several years and Avas
in turn employed as a seaman, pilot
and captain of small craft on the St.
Johns river until he purchased a third
interest in the famous filbustering
tug, Three Friends.
Would Put Bertillon on All.
Washington. Bertillon measure
ments and photograph of every citi
zen for public record were proposed
at the American Prison Association
convention by Albert II. Hall of
Minneapolis, in submitting the re
port of the committee on criminal
"The United States government
ought to make its chief concern to
discover, develop and realize, itself,
by gathering and recording full bio
graphic and civic data of each of its
component units, the life of every
men," said Mr. Hall. "The task is
not impossible, its benefits avouUI be
incalculable and far-reaching."
New Mexico's Population.
Washington. Population of the ter
ritory of New Mexico is 327,396, as
enumerated in the 1.3th census, ac
cording to announcement of Census
Director Durand. This is an increase
of 132,086, or 67.0 per cent over 195,
310 in 1900, when the 12th census
showed an increase of 378,54, or 24.6
per cent over the previous ten years.
Electric Line From Atlanta to S. C.
Atlanta. The first spike in the
construction of the Atlanta and Caro
lina Electric Railway, to be built
from Atlanta to Augusta, and thence
to Columbia or Charleston, S. C,
was driven here by Miss Evelyn Ma
son, daughter of Matthew Mason,
vice president and general manager of
the line. Work on the roadbed will
be- rushed and the offici lis predict
that the road will be completed to
Augusta within eighteen months. A
consummation to be desired.
Safety R. R. Appliances Costly.
Washington. Declaring that the
;plans for standard safety appliances
for railroad cars, as submitted by the
Interstate Commerce Commission,
would cost over $35,000,000, Hale
Hold en, representing Western road a
made a bitter protest.
Holden demanded that the stand
ards be established at a conference ol
the persons interested, instead of at
a public hearing.
Representatives of the railroad
men's unions opposed this, and dis
agreement immediately arose.
FROM COUNTY TO COUNTY
North Carolina News Prepared and
Published For the Quick Perusal of
EDITOR DANIELS ATTACKED.
State Senator Jones Resents News
paper Criticisms on Himself.
State 'Senator W. B. Jones attacked
Editor and Democratic National
Committeeman Josephus Daniels of
the Raleigh News and Observer at
Raleigh on account of publications
reflecting on Jones and his father,
Col. Armisted Jones, in the newspaper
in the recent Demicratic pri
mary Editor Daniels' bitterest
attacks in his paper Avere on Senator
Jones and his father avIio was county
chairman and is solicitor. Mr. Jones
says warning:? had been sent to the
editor to desist. The News and Ob
server carried a lengthy article
against the independent Democratic
movement spiinging up against the
dominant Daniels-Bailey wing of te
party and insinuating that the
Joneses, particularly the Senator,
were at least encouraging the bolt.
The article declared that in past
campaigns when Editor Daniels and
his following had been defeated in
primaries, as they belieAed, through
fraud, they had voted the ticket in
the election, remaining loyal, but
that now, with no right to charge
fraud, the Jones faction had been de
feated and the impending bolt was
Editor Daniels had just stepped
from the street ear at the Martin
street and Fayetteville junction, on
his way to his office, when Senator
Jones in passing turned upon him
and declared: "You, have been ly
ing about me again," and dealt him
a quick hard blow in the face. Dan
iels sprang at his assailant and the
two clinched in a jiffy and were on
the ground struggling for mastery.
Passers-by rushed up and pulled
Jones away before any serious hurt
was done either. Mr. Daniels had
several bad bruises about the face.
JUDGMENT FOR $406,750.
Largest Sum Ever Entered Against
a North Carolina Defendant.
At. Asheville Special Master A. H.
Price of Salisbury has filed a report
consisting of fourteen pages in th
suit of the Bankers Trust Company
against the' Whitney Company and
the judgment which he entered
against the defendant for $406,750
was by far the biggest judgment ever
entered in any court in North Caro
lina and even in the South. Inter
est is allowed at the rate of 6 per
cent from Sept. 15. There is also a
judgment in favor of T. M. Gillespie
against the Whitney Company for
$344,976 and interest from Septem
ber 15, which is a mior lien. The
report is 'preliminary to a sale of the
property which is hoped to be made
by November 15, an agreement for a
Receivers John S. Henderson and
Charles W. Smith are allowed $25,
000 to take up receivers' certificates
outstanding. Each receiver is allow
ed $15,250 in additionto the $6,000
each already allowed. Mr. Henderson
is given an additional $1,000 for ser
A'ice prior -to Mr. Smith's appoint
ment. Ia addition to the $2,000 which
each attorney has already been al
lowed, Mr. Price makes a lump al
lowance of $31,500 to be distributed
among the following attorneys:
Thomas Patterson, William A. Way,
Burton Oaige, Thomas J". Jerome
and Moore & Rollins, all counsel
for the receivers. As a part of the
special master's report Avas incorpor
ated the receivers' final report show
ing disbursements of $95,459.02 and
receipts of $96,761.23, leaving a bal
ance on hand of $1,301.6L
Young Doctor Suicides.
- Friends and relatives in Asheville
were shocked to hear of the suicide at
the Grand Union hotel, New York, of
Dr. Hubert B. Gudger, who accom
plished self-destriction by slashing
He is the youngest son of former
Congressman and Mrs. J. M. Gudger,
and bis father is the Democratic nom
inee who is seeking election to Con
gress over John G. Grant.
Dr. Gudger was abou 26 years of
Negro Fish Fry and Result.
As the result of too much liquor,
and a misstep on the part of one col
ored man, Avho mashed another's toes
three men were shot, one is dead and
one is fatally Avounded. About
twenty-five shots in all were fired.
The killing occurred at a negro fish
frv. or social Gathering, near Char
The dead nesrro is Erskine Kirk
pat rick, lie is the third of a family
of brof'hers to meet death in a sim
REWARD - $100,000
for Criminals Who Blew Up
Newspaper Bui Wing.
EDITOR PROVIDED WITH GUARD
Gen. Otis Offers Lot in Cemetery to
Bury Victims Where Monument
With Names Cculd be Erected..
Los Angeles. Unaer the simulus
of professed reward aggregating $100,
000, a figure almost unprecedented in
the annals of criminal pursuit, hund
reds of policemen, detectives and priv
ate citizens in "all -Pacific coast cities
are searching for clues that may lead to
the arrest of the conspirators who
blew up The Los Angeles Times
building last Saturday and caused the
death of more than a score of persons
and attempted the destruction of the
homes of General Gray Otis, owner of
The Times, and of F. J. Zeehande
laar, secretary of . the Merchants and
Police and civil officers believe that
at least three men were concerned in
the outrages, and the city has placed
a price of $10,000 on the head of each.
The county has voted an additional
reward of $5,000 for every man cap
tured and convicted and members of
the Merchants and Manufacturers
Association offered a reward of $50,
000 of which $25,000 has been sub
scribed. The entire city is thoroughly
aioused. One newspaper that 'had
been friendly to union( labor printed
a first page editorial, demanding that,
in view of the strictures directed at
the unions in connection with the ex
plosion, the strikers now be called
Chief of Police Galloway said that
he expected to have one or all of the
conspirators in custody soon. He ex
pected neAvs from San Francisco
whence has come the most promising
clue thus far developed. .
William J. Bums, a detective em
ployed in graft eases in San Francis
co is at Avork in. that city with Las
Angeles detectives Avho were sent
there on receipt of notification, that
dynamite, believed to have been the
same found in the bomb at Zeehan
delaar 's home had been '. purchased
near San Francisco by: giving the
names of Leonard, Bryson and Mor
ris. Two iron foundries, the Craig Ship
yard at Long Beach, the Alexandria,
hotel annex, now in course of con
struction and several other large steel
building's where there arejstrikers, are
heavily guarded. V
General Harrison Gray Otis, editor
of The Times is protected by ii body
guard, as are his offices and the
branch office that houses the editorial
and busines department of The
Times and the auxiliary plant where
the paper is printed. In compliance
with orders from the chief of police
that every one 'within the police
classification of "undesirable and
dangerous" should be taken in, ar-
rests are almost hourly.
A committtee. consisting of the edi
tors and managers of all the papers
in the city, are gathering a fund to
relieve the families of the .victims.
"If the families of the men don't
object, we Avill hae them buried in
one grave in mv lot" said General
Otis "and Ave will raise a monument '
to their memory which will bear th
names of all."
Deaths Don't Stop Coming Race.
New York. The grand prize race ,
for automomibles will be held-over
tha VnnilpvhiH enn ffinrse on TjOn.T
Island Saturday, October 15. The de-
cision not to cancel 4he permit was
reached bv the board of supervisors
of Nassau county, L. I., after a con
ference with W. K. Vanderbilt, Jr.,
and other representatives of the Mo
tor Holding Company. But to elimi
nate the crush of automobiles at day
break and earlier", "the race will be
started at 10 o'clock in the morning.
Cotton Ginning Report 1910.
Washington. The census bureau's
cotton report shows 2.302.211 bale?,
counting round as half bales, wets
ginned from the growth of 1910 to
September 25 as compared Avith -568.150
for 1900;- 2.590.G39 for If i
and 1,532,602 for 1907. There w: e
37,767 round' bales included. T'a
number of Sea Island bales irj-'-vl I '
were 7,112. .
The distribution of Sea Island r
ton bv States is: Florid. i 2.9SS. C
gia 3,937, South Carolina 157. ""' 1