"m 111 ffi Iff ifif 1
Year, In Adranc.
"FOR GOD, FOK COUNTRY AND FOR TRUTH."
PLYMOUTH, N, C FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14,.1910.
IV0L1VA CONTROLS ZION.
TAYLOR IS NOMINEE
Nominated by The Regulai
TAR HEEL' Pl
A MASSIVE FLAME.
Destroys Life and Property in
FIVE THOUSAND ARE HOMELESS
Two Thousand People in Box Cars
Escape Into Canada Governor Has
Issued Proclamation Calling For
Help Red Cross to Rescue.
Warroad, Minn. The towns of
Beaudette, Spooner, Pitt and Grace
ton, Minn., are wiped off the map of
Minnesota by the most terrible for
est fire ever experienced by Minne
sota settlers. The bodies of 75 vic
tims have been found and it is thought
the death rate will be upwards of
It is reported that many settlers,
crazed with grief at the loss of fami
lies and property, are roaming the
woods, and searching parties are con
stantly going out after the injured,
the dead and the demented. One
family of nine, one of seven and one
of five were wiped out on Friday
A cyclone of fire struck Beaudette
and Spooner. Within three minutes
after the first alarm everything was
in a blaze. The people of these two
towns had just sufficient time to get
out of their homes with what they
had on their backs. They were taken
on a passenger train that was stand
ing at the depot to Rainy River, Ont.
The people of Beaudette and
Spooner and the settlers through the
north central part of the State have
lost everything. Five thousand are
homeless and the greater part of
them destitute. Help must reach
them at once and that in a substan
tial way, as the greater part of them
are but half elad and cold weather is
likely to set in at any time. ,
Rainv- River, Ont. So far more
than 60, victims of the flames have
been found, their bodies fearfully
charred by the holocaust that caught
them in their homes or in the open.
The missing include some 2,000 resi
dents of Beaudette, Spooner and Pitt,
some of whom are dead, but the most
of whom are safe in Rainy River and
the adjacent towns on the Canadian
side of the line.
The most dramatic incidents were
those incident to the escape of 2,000
fugatives ianlong train of box cars
The crowd of men, women and chil
dren awaited the trains while their
homes were in flames.
St. Paul, Minn. Governor Eber
hart, as president, of the State Red
Cross Society, issued a proclamation
calling upon the citizens of the State
for contributions of money, provis
ions and clothing for the sufferers
from the forest fires in the northern
part of the State. - 1
Mayors of cities and towns are
authorized to receive contributions,
as well as Kenneth Clark ,of St. Paul,
treasurer of the State Red Cross So
ciety. Business men of the Twin Cities
started the contribution with a dona
tion of $2,000.
New Certificate Cotton Bills of Lading
New Orleans. After a month of
actual use, new certificate cotton
bills-of-lading are bccmi')g popular
according to officials of railroad and
steamship lines who have put the cer
tificate plan into effect here. Prac
tically every Southern railroad adopt
ed the certificates on or about Sep
tember 1, it is said. While European
bankers have refused to accept the
certificate plan as an effective safe
guard of American bills-of-lading, it
is declared American bankers are-re
ceiving them willingly.
New Republic Announcement.
Washington. A circular note sent
simultaneously to all the powers by
provisional President Braga, announc
ing that he had been proclaimed
president of Portugal, that the revo
lution has been successful and that
he has appointed' a Cabinet, has been
received by the State Department.
The protected cruiser Des Moines
ha arrived at Lisbon. The vessel is
going to report on conditions there.
Marines will not be landed to pro
tect American interests.
Reciprocity With Canada. t
Beverly, Mass. Henry M. Hoyt,
. counsellor of the State Department,
and Charles M. Pepper, commercial
adviser, come to Beverly from Vailey
Forge, Pa., where they conferred
with .Secretary Knpx to report to
the President and receive instruc
tions regarding Canadian reciprocity.
It is understood that the negotia
. tions which were begun last spring
wilt be resumed sometime during the
present month, probably at Ottawa.
City Established in Illinois by Late
John Alexander Dowie i3
Bought From Estate.
Chicago. Wilbur Glenn Voliva,
successor to the late John Alexander
Dowie, has taken possession of Zion
City as overseer under the terms of
an agreement with the receiver of the
By the provision of the deal Voliva
makes a loan of $700,00 from a loan
company of Chicago, in return for
jvlneh he gives a deed of trust for
?;900,000, the extra $200,000 being a
premium for financing the deal.
The $700,000 is paid to Receiver
Thomas and 'the estate, which in
cludes a large acreage, over 2,000 city
lots and other property, passes into
the hands of Voliva.
He must' pay 5 per cent on the
principal semi-nnually and every two
years he must pay $100,000 on the
principal. ' -
The purchase gives Voliva undis
puted possession of Zion City with
the exception of a few hundred lots
and tracts of land which are held by
deed issued from the office of Receiver
Outside of the small tracts all of
the Zion City property hereafter will
be. disposed of on the basis of the old
Dowie lease for 1,100 years only, the
provisos of the lease being prohibi
tions against the use or sale of liquor,
tobacco, pork or oysters.
Voliva's forces are well organized,
he says, even the children among his
followers paying tithes and giving up
their all, while a number of adults
have turned in all of their property
or will mortgage it to help .him pay
for the estate.
Republican Primary in Tennessee.
Knoxville. 'State Senator Sam R.
Sells, will succeed the late Congress
man Watler P. Brownlow from the
first Tennesee district. In a primary
held by the Republicans of the twelve
counties of that 'district, Sells carried
ten of them and has a majority esti
mated at close to 4,000 votes. ' His
opponent was Hon. James R. Penland
of Sevier county, formerly United
State attorney for the eastern dis
trict of Tennessee.
For the short term which closes
next March Dr. Z. D. Massey of
Sevier county has defeated Hon. A.
A. Taylor of Carter county, a former
Congressman and a brother of Sena
tor Robert Taylor, by nearly two to
The district is overwhelmingly Re
publican. Wife Led a Double Life.
Poughkeepsie, N. Y. After being
married-35 years, William A. Wing,
a earpenter of Arlington, a suburb of
this city, has discovered that his wife
has another husband living.
Wing feels worse over his discovery
because he has learned that his wife
has concealed her double life for all
the years he has known her and that
she was wedded two years before her
marriage to him. The first husband
has been living for more than 25
years at Pelasant Valley, six miles
away. Wing has started an action in
the Supreme Court to have his mar
A few months ago Wing and his
wife quarreled, and she left him to go
with relatives in Pittsfield, Mass. It
was in her absence that Wing learned
of her double life.
Polygamy Must Cease.
Salt Lake City. When the semi
annual conference of the church of
Jesus Christ, Latter Day Saints (Mor
mon), opened, President, Joseph E.
Smith and his counsellors, H. A.
Lund and John Henry Smith, ad
dressed the gathering on plural mar
riages among church members since
the issuance of the manifesto of 1890,
declaring these marriages contrary to
the rules of the church. The speak
ers declared that polygamy must
Evelyn's Dignity Remains Ruffled.
New York. Because Evelyn Nes
bit Thraw, wife of Harry K. Thaw,
is without funds to pay the costs of
prosecution, a suit that she instituted
nearly two years ago against James
B. Reagan, of the Knickerbocker
Hotel, for $50,000 damages wa3 dis
missed in the Supreme Court. Mrs.
Thaw was ejected from the grill room
of the hotel while dining with a
friend and she sued on the ground
that her dignity suffered. Evelyn's
lawyers say she is without funds.
THE SOUTH DO MOVE
Platform of The Great South
ern Commercial Congress.
A MIGHTY FORCE FOR DIXIE
Thi3 Great Southern Organization
Makes Plans For a Greater Growth
of South Possibilities of Dixie's
Resources Awakening the World.
Atlanta. In sober business phras
es nearly " four score delegates, ap
pointed by sixteen Southern Gover
nors, foretold an immense growth, in
wealth and population, for the South
within the next ten years. Repres
enting the agricultral and business
interests of every section of Dixie,
these delegates gathered to assist the
executive committee of the Southern
Commercial Congress work out a non
political and disinterested plan for
promoting the development of the
South 's millions of unoccupied acres,
and its vast unused waterpowers, the
enlargement of its business and in
dustry both by its own inhabitants
and through judicious advertising' of
its resources throughout America and
As an aid to these objects the dele
gates drew up a new constitution for
the commercial congress, which was
adopted by the executive committee,
Its salient features follow.
To promote and develop the in
terests of the following sixteen
Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Geor
gia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland,
Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina,
Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennes
see, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia.
To collect and disseminate infor
mation regarding the resources and
advantages offered in these States for
the safe and profitable investment
of capital; the South, 's attractions
for homeseeker, artisan and laborer,
and to urge on the national govern
ment proper legislation for conserva
tion, river and harbor improvement
and transportation facilities.
To promote the development of the
South 's resources with its own
To obtain the establishment of
commercial, manufacturing and other
enterprises, and foster tii9se already
To encourage patriotic and national
sentiments throughout the South and
elsewhere in the nation, and particu
larly to promote the desire s for a
greater Nation through a' greater
To promote development of na
To promote and develop proper
immigration and foster the establish
ment o'f such organizations as may
develop a desirable immigration into
To encourage good roads and ex
tension of railroad and frolley trans
portation. To promote the improvement of
educational and other conditions
which tend to develop the material
resources and happiness of residents
of the South.
A board of thirty-two Governors is
created,' eonsitin? of the president,
first and second vice presidents and
twenty-nine others, elected at an
G. Grosvenor Dawe of Montgomery,
Ala., now managing director of the
congress, with headquarters at Wasli
ington, predicted that literally mil
lions of people would come to the
South within the next decade and a
"We don't want the Anglo-Saxon
spirit submerged by that influx," he
Man Ate 13 Ears of Corn.
Waynesboro, Pa. James Mont
gomery, of this place, is fond of corn
on the ear and running short of ad
jectives to describe his fondness said
he could eat his length in the succu
lent ears. His friends made him
prove it, and at once he disposed of
13 ears, which 'were necessary to
make his 6 feet 3 inches in height.
No ill effects whatever came, to
Montgomery after his feed of a
''mule." Ha is not the champion.
Cholera Scourge in New York Port.
New York. A case of cholera has
developed in the steerage of the Ham-burg-Ameriean
liner Moltke, which
has been retained at quarantine as a
possible cholera carrier since Monday
last.. Dr. A. H. Doty, health officer
of the port, reported the case, with
the additional information that an
other cholera patients from the Moltke
is under treatment at Swinburne is
land. This makes three cases of chol
era which have actually reached this
Democrats of Tennessee.
WILL STUMP STATE FOR GOV.
Cenvention Rejects Proposition te
Refer Prohibition Question to Peo
pie Taylor Only Name Presentee
For the Nomination.
Nashville, Tenn. United State!
Senator Robert L. Taylor has beeD
nominated lor Governor by the regu
lar Democratic convention, although
his senatorial term does not expire
until 112. so other name was pre
sented to the convention, the demand
b'ing for Taylor and no one else.
Senator Taylor appeared in the
convention hall and after an ovation
accepted the nomination. In the
main the convention, -which was
largely attended, was harmonious
throughout, though there was a little
breeze when Senator Tolott endeav
ored to have the platform amended
as to the liquor question. The Tolett
amendment provided for a reference
of the liquor question to a vote oi
the people, but the amendment was
finaly voted down, the original plat
form being adopted-
The platform is mainly devoted tc
State affairs. Senator Taylor will
take the stump.
STANDARD CUTS OIL PRICES
Reductions Made in Campaign to In
crease Use of Kerosene.
New York. J. I. C. Clarke,
through whom the Standard Oil
company makes its official announce
ments to the public, has issued a
statement to the effect that the com
pany has entered on a thoroughly
mapped out campaign to increase the
consumption of kerosene in Euro
pean countries and the lands of the
Orient. The first move in this cam
paign is the reduction of the prices
of oil in those countries, Mr.
Clarke's announcement says in part:
"The Standard Oil company has
inaugurated a campaign to increase
the world's consumption of refined
oil. The level of prices for refined
oil today in the United States is
lower than at any time during recent
years, and as a direct result of
these prices the consumption of re
fined oil in this country is increas
ing. The same policy is now being
actively pursued abroad."
As indicated by this ""statement,
the Standard company began trying
out the policy of lower prices in the
United States, though without an
nouncing that it had in view a cam
paign that Avould cover the world. In
August the price of refined oil in
tanks was reduced from 61-2 to 51-2
cents a gallon, and the price of re
fined oil in barrels at the refinery was
cut 1 cent, from 9 3-4 to 8 3-4 cents
Expelling Priests and Nuns.
Lisbon. The . expulsion of the
monks hss begun. No time will be
lost in getting them across the fron
tier. Several hundred , nuns have
been assembled and will be transport
ed out of the city. Cardinal Neto, ex
patriarch of Lisbon-and other eccles
iastics have already been expelled.
The provisional Minister of Justice.
Alfonso Costa, in the course of an in
"The solution of the problem of
the congregations is not difficult. The
government only needs to prevent a
continuance of religious settlements,
alr"of which are illegal.
"The dissolution will occur with
out trouble, and the confiscation of
property will follow in due course."
Aviator Falls 1,640 Feet.
St. Petersburg. Captain Macievich
the Russian military aviator, was
killed in a fall from a Voison biplane
The accident occurred during an
altitude competition which was won
by Lieutenant Matyevieh, " which
reached a height of 2,937 feet.
Maehievich fhad risen 3.930 feet
but decided to descend. When at a
height of 1,640 feet his machine sud
denly upset and the aviator was
thrown out. Every bone in his body
was broken except an arm.
Rank Association Officers Elected.
Los Angeles. F. O. Watts, pres
ident of the First National Bank of
Nashville, Tenn., was elected presi
dent of the American Bankers' Asso
ciation. William Livingston, presi
dent of the Dimes Savings bank of
Detroit, was elected first vice presi
dent. Invitations for the convention in
1911 were presented from New Or
leans, Atlantic Citj, San Antonio,
Richmond. Va., Niagara Falls and St.
I.oui3. The executive council will se
lect place next May.
LOSS REACHES $ 1 ,500-000
Horrors of Forest Fire in Minnesota
-Htsidreds Homeless Wild
Animals Flee With People.
Warroad. Minn. The reports of
the fires in the Rainy River region
of nMinesota increase the horrors of
the situation if not the number of
lives lost. Estimates of the number
of persons killed range from 75 to
400. But the greatest concern for
the present is the rescue of the help
less and the relief of the . thousands
of homeless men, women and chil
dren. Stories told of "wild animals flee
ing1 for safety side by side with hu
man beings, their natural hostility
and fear quenched by the horror of
their situation, showing the desper
ateness of the situation. Tales of
mothers burned to death with their
babies on the breast, and strong men
calcined while endeavoring to shield
"It's hell down there," said Engi
neer Smith of the Duluth express
when a reporter swung into the cab
after the train passed the fireone.
His train took many refugees from
the scene of the conflagration to Win
nipeg. "If the fire keeps on the
way it is going, there will be mighty
little left 'of the population of that
part of Minnesota," he added.
"The flames have quieted down a
little, but it only needs a puff of wind
and they will start up again as bad as
"Everything is wiped out.
"From the engine it - looked as
though every timber mill in the coun
try had been burned, except that of
the Shevlin-Matthieu, which is safe.
All the lumber in the yards, however,
was burned. We passed through
part of the burned territory in the
night and the small red flames from
the smouldering mass of logs looked
like a real picture of the inferno
through the clouds of smoke which
reeled across the path of the engine.
"All the ties of the road have been
charred and the country is level with
Rainy River, Ont. The terrible re
sults of the Friday, Saturday and
Sunday forest fires are beginning to
be realized b ythe dishearted and
Bodies found alofcg the 'railway
track three miles west of Beaudette
were brought here. There was not a
particle of clothing left on any f
them save parts of shoes. The bodies
k.-vi the appearance of having been
baked in a red hot oven.
Many settlers got into the rapid
river and saved themselves by wading
in the water although their faces are
blistered by the heat.
Tired and worn out, destitute men
and women and children roam the
Wild animals raced wildly about
the edge of the fire and then con
trary to their habits turned and
plunged in the deep and wide Rainy
river and swam across to Canada and
safety. They followed the human
flight; and cattle likewise, Teleased
by their owners at the approach of
flames, fled to safety. Acompany
ing the horses were hundreds of deer,
caribou and moose and in truth the
cattle lay down with the bears, wild
cats and timber wolves and with no
danger from them. They were all
fleeing from the common enemy.
Never probably in the history of
this country was there such a herd
of wild animals as passed before the
eves of human refugee. Not one of
them was shot or molested.'
The property loss in the tbree
towns alone, including Rat Portage
Lumber Company's plant and yard
at Rainv River and the yard of
Sheville-Matthieu Lumber ' Company
at Spoons, will total one and a half
Lack of Supreme Judges.
Washington. Not in years has the
opening day of the Supreme Court of
the United States rolled around with
barely a quorum of justices ready to
go on the bench. The death of Chief
Justice Fuller left the court without
a permanent head, while, the passing
away of Justice Brewer and the ill
ness of Justice Moody whose resigna
tion becomes effective November 30,
reduced the active membership to siv.
The Court adjourned for a day out
of respect to Justice Fuller.
Export of Manufactured Goods.
Washington. Fro the first time in
the history of this ocuutry's com
merce, manufactured products form
more than one-half the total exports
of the L nited States. During the
eight months ending with August
there was exported in all $1,021,000,-
000 worth of goods. Manufactured
products composed more than 52 per
cent of that, valued at more than
$542,000,000. Exports of that class
represented $2,500,000 tor each busi
ness day. Twenty years ago they
were a little more than $750,000 a day
ent 1 L
, J '
Clipped and Ciucft..,
in a Column. - (
BOUGHT A TOWN. I-
Big Lumber Company Buys T .fcT '
ville Capital of Graham.
The Whiting Lumber Com;
has purchased ttie whole town'
Robbinsville, the county seat '
Graham, pa-ing in some inta.
fabulous prices for property,
mil erect lumber and other r.-.i'
there to manufacture timber' if.
its Graham county holdings, w:n
will employ at least lyiwO men.
The Southern Railway -Company '.-i ;
line from Knoxville to Bushnell ia
to be completed, only 16 miles v.
present is lacking.
A railroad, is to be built fror
Bushnell to Robbinsville, and o'.h:
vast developments will follow.
The Whiting Company owns ' ,
controlls all the large timber bou:
dares in Graham. Big development
in Blount county, Tennessee) by ti
same, people are also to be made.-
Only three lots, and the -'lots r
Methodist and Presbyterian chur' '.
and Presbyterian school and coun.
court house in Robbinsville are n
either purchased outright or bou,!
Negotiations are now under w;v
for the court -house property, and i
such went through the removal
the court house becomes necesar .'
The Presbyterian school will pro-'.-,
ably be sold and moved to anoth
location. The taking of options began la.
May, when a man r named Wall- '
gave an. option on his property Im
$75,000. Other options were tak
quietly and last week one or two w
had not sold, got wise and the pro,
erty jumped. One man whose cab) i"
and lot is worth' about $300, no
When it became known the Wip ing
people were buying Rob1 :
ville, agents of the company 'we
there and took up options, payi
in $10 and $20 gold pieces. It e.v
ated excitement equal to Colifon
The company will spend more t n
two million dollars in its de.vel:
ments. ' ,
Bold, Bad Burglar.
Charged with having commit
numerous robberies which terrified6
unknown iQ .
farmers residing in tht
around Pelham and Ri
south of Danville,; an unknp-
was shot to death in a barn. . f -.
The killing followed an all-'
search in a drizzling rain, parti -pated
in by' at least fifteen angrv..
The dead negro had been loitering
in the vieinity for about a 'week and
it had been generally - conceded- that
he was the party who.' had been
entering numerous dwelling, houses.
Four houses at RiifTm were robbed ,
one night. John T. Powell, an. aged.
farmer, was aroused by a burglar and
would "have killed him but . for -th
fact that his pistol snapped several
times. The burglar fired four timJi
while in the house of Mr. Powell ;
On account of the rain the burglar
was tracked from house to house.
The negro killed earned two loaded
pistols. and wore several articles of
clothing that have been identified as
being stolen property. There appears
to be no doubt that he was respon
sible for at lease several of the burg
laries. He was shot down when lift
refused to surrender and was in the
act of drawing a revolver. The body
was taken to Jxeidsville. .
Cream of Current
Nortli Carolina Inventions. -
Washington patent attorneys report
the grant to citizens of North Carolina
of the following patents: !
W. A. Buchanan, Ash ville, thill
W; : D. Ler-ions, Shelby, combined
seed-planter and fertilizer-distribu-
II, L.' Ryder and J. P. Johnson,
Greenstboro, airbrake mechanism.
Concord Postmaster has applied to
Department to be designated as a pos
tal savings bank. .
Bees Sting Horse to Death.
Mr. J. P- Herron of Waynesville
lost two horses a singular way a few
(days ago. He had sent- the team up
q timber boundary and in coming ' .
the driver stopped for some f
"vater on the roadside where there '
were several hives of bees. The bees
ctv:red to be in bad humor and
swarmed from the hives and covered
both horses and attacked. the driver,
who beat an instant retreat; but the
horses stood in their tracks and v ns
stung to death, falling where t! ;.y