Year, la Advance.
"FOR OOD, FOR COUNTRY AND FOR TRUTH."
Stegte Ccjr Cc
PLYMOUTH, N, C. RID AI OCTOBER 28, 1910.
TO UNITE ALL CHURCHES.
TAR HEEL PUBLIC TALK
TAB ON BORROWERS
' Bank Examiners Will Keep a
List of Lending Banks.
BANK AND CUSTOMER LET ALONE
The Information Will be Kept Con
fidential The Result Will Make
It Hard For Dishonest to Hurt
Washington. A tentative system
of collecting credit information for
the benefit of the national bank ex
aminers, with the compilation and
checking up of the commitments of
large local and extended borrowers,
has been formulated by a commit
tee of the bank examiners who have
.been .meeting at the Treasury De
partment. Every examiner here
after will keep for his own a com
plete fie of all large and extended
borrowers in his district,, from
which the lists will be sent to the
Treasury Department for summar
izing. The machinery available by the
comptroller of currency will be put
to work to gather such credit infor
mation as can be obtained from
national banks and from State banks
'and trust companies where there is
already co-operation between the
Federal and State officials, as in
Ihe examiners will not divulge
the name of the bank where a line
of credit is found of an extended
borrower, their special reports giv
ing the total only of the. loans list
ed. These lists are entirely confi
dential. It is not contemplated that a com
prehensive plan which will guaran
tee the assembling of complete
credit information covering com
mitments in all the banks of the
United States is practical at this
time, nor is the personal and inti
mate relationship between the banks
and the borrower to be interfered
It is expected that the knowledge
that a hundred or more men are
keeping a constant check on the
borrower will make it extremely
hazardous for the dishonest indivi
dual, firm or corporation to get
money from the national banks.
CHAMPION CALL PLAYERS,
Philadelphia Slakes Monkeys of
Chicago Cubs $2,002 Each.
Chicago. The baseball champion-
. ship of the world belongs to the
V Philadelphia Club of the American
Five games were played, and the
Eastern youngsters took four of
them by ou (batting, outhelding and
oulrusing the veteran Chicago Cubs.
The players' share of the money
amounts to $79,071.93. Of this 60
per cent, or $47.4 53.15 goes to the
winners and $31,028.77 to the losers.
As there are 23 players on each team
eligible to participate, each of the
Philadelphians is entitled in round
numbers to $2.0G2 and each Chiea-
i The tntnl receints for the sAnes
were $173,980. The clubs receive
$38,755 each, while $17,398 goes to
the National Commission. The total
paid attendance was 125,219 persons.
The performances of Coombs in
pitching and winning three of a
five-game series is probably unique.
He had but one day's rest between
the second and third games, but
three days intervened between the
third and last exhibition.
Mountaineers Save Their Friend.
Lovingtson, Va. Mountaineer
friends of John Moore, under sen
tence to be electrocuted for the mur
der of Frank Howl, descended upon
the Nelson county jail here, storm
ed the building and rescued the
prisoner. It. is supposed that he
was taken to the mountains and lib
erated. Moore was condemned to pay the
death penalty by electrocution at
Richmond o n November 25. He
had been conviced of murder.
Vicim of Night Riders Dead.
Paducah, Ky: Henry Bennett,
formerly a prosperous farmer of
Dyckusburg, Ky., died at Metropolis,
III., from complications believed to
have resulted from a whipping ad
ministered by night riders in Feb
ruary, 1908. At that time Mr. Ben
nett was lashed with thorn switches
and numerous small thorns were
imhrHilfd in his hnrlv. Mr. Tlnn-
lltLli run 1 TU Cult H't VvV(uw uni
ages in the Federal Court against
the alleged night riders, which has
not yet been decided.
Triennial Convention of Episcopal
Church Initiates Movement
Morgan Gives $100,000.
Cincinnati. A gift of $100,000 to
the campaign fund for the world's
conference on church unity, made
by J. P. Morgan, served as a fitting
cjimax at the close of the triennial
convention of the Protestant Epis
Mr. Morgan was named as treas
urer of the movement to raise the
funds required to bring about
what is hoped will be the greatest
world's conference of Christian
churchesHlioughout the universe.
The i;oint commission created to
call a world conference on Christian
faith and order was organized and
is preparing to take immediate
action. The Right Rev. Charles An
derson, D. D., bishop of Chicago,
was chosen president; J. Pierpont
Morgan, treasurer, and Robert H.
Gardiner, Me., secretary. A com
mittee on placeand scope, consist
ing of the Rev? W. T. Manning of
New York, Bishop Anderson of
Chicago, Bishop Brent of the Philip
pines, Bishop Kinsman of Delaware,
the Rev. P. M. Rhinelander of Cam
bridge, Mass., Francis Lynde Stet
son of New York and R. H. Gardiner,
were appointed with instructions to
prepare a statement as to the ob
jects and methods of procedure.
DYNAMITE i CORN CROP.
South Carolina Keeps Yield Secret
Will Enter Contests.
Spartanburg, S. C "The Dyna
mite Corn Crop" which was culti
vated on land ploughed by the use
of this powerful explosive has been
measured but the owner has refused
flatly to give out the amount of corn
that was produced.
This crop is to be entered in the
several contests. What J. H. Cald
well, the originator of the idea, in
tends to do with it is a profound
secret and every one in the. city is
w-ondering how much crop was
gathered. It was weighed by John
Wood, secretary of the Spartanburg
chamber of commerce, and John M.
Nichols of this city. Neither of
these gentlemen would say how
much there was. However, it has
leaked out among the neighboring
farmers that if the first four rows
of the corn could be taken as an
average, that there would be a total
of 89 and a fraction bushels on the
place. The corn raised on the land
ploughed in the new manner is 33
per cent better than, that cultivated
on adjoining" land which was
plaughed in the old-fashioned way
but which otherwise was cultivated
in the same manner.
The idea of ploughing with dyna
mite is a product of Spartanburg
county's ingenuity. No other person
in the world ever dreamed that this
would accomplish what took for
merly many days hard work. Birt
Mr. Caldwell has proved beyond a
doubt that the idea is a good one
and, he will make more extensive
experiments next year.
The eyes of the entire county and
State are turned on the yield of this
famous acre of corn and there is
much disappointment in the fact
that the crop was not larger than
( i Grafter is Fined.
Harrisburg. Pa. The trial of
Charles-G. Wetter, of the Philadel
phia firm, which built the State Cap
itol, on the charge that he over
charged the Stale for alterations of
the building, ended when, after a
plea of nolo contendere the defend
ant was sentenced to make restitu
tion of $14,000 and to pay costs. The
costs amounted to $518.40.
717.300 Acres in Rice.
Wilmington. A preliminary esti
mate of the area planted to rice in
the United Slates this year is made
by the department of agriculture as
717,300 acres, 67.3 per cent.
North Carolina , 1.200
South Carolina 17,300
Arkansas : 53.800
Portugal Soldiers Dangerous.
Lisbon. The republican govern
ment is somewhat uneasy over the
altitude of the regiments which
made the revolution possible. Al
though not openly insubordinate,
the soldiers, flushed with victory,
are showing extreme independence
and are championing the mainten
ance of strong power in the hands
of the military.
The Minister of Justice is framing
a bill looking to the separation of
Church and State.
THE POSTAL BANKS
New Institution Will Be Tried
in Each State.
NAMES OF SOME OF THE PLACES
Towns Where Industries Are Most
Numerous Get First Choice Will
Be Several Weeks Before System
Washington, The board of trus
tees of the postal savings bank
system: has appointed at last 48
second class post offices, at which
the plan will be given its first trial.
The list includes one office for each
State and territory.
-The trustees are Postmaster Gen
eral Hitchcock, Secretary of the
Treasury Wiekersham. The list
they formally approved was selected
after careful investigation by the
postal officials with a view to
making the first test of the service
as thorough as possible under the
limited appropriation of $100,000
provided by Congress which includes
all the expenses of equipment, and
printing of forms, certificates bonds,
etc., clerical assistance, etc.
Owing to the smallness of this ap
propriation it has been impossible to
establish postal savings banks dur
ing the first year in the large city
post offices of the country. Com
munities were chosen in which con
ditions were exceptionally favorable
for the development of a postal sav
ings business mostly industrial
centers where wage?earners will
be especially benefited by the kind
of banking facilities afforded.
A large patronage of the service
is expected by the officials from
foreign born Americcans 'in these
cities, who are now remitting con
siderable sums to their native
countries, usually in the form of
money orders. The work of furnish
ing the necessary equipment to the
postoffices selected and having the
postmasters and their assistants
throughly instructed in the opera
tions o'f the system will probly con
sume several weeks, but every offort
will be-made to have the designated
offices ready to receive deposits at
the earliest feasible date.
Among the offices designated are:
Bessemer, Ala.; Etuttgart, Ark.;
Kev West, Fla.; New Iberia, La.;
Gilfport, Miss.; Salisbury, N. C;
Guyman, Ok la.; Newberry, S. C;
Johnson City, Tenn.; Port Arthur,
Tex.: Clifton Forge, Va., and Graf
ton, W. Va.
Important Decision in Insurance Case
Asheville, N. C If the opinoin of
Judge Pritchard handed down in the
suit of the United States Casualty
Company against the Virginia-Carolina
Chemical Company, holding
that the defendant is liable to the
complainants for back premiums on
insurance on a pay-roll sum of over
$600,000 is sustained by higher
courts, an important principle in
industrial or factory insurance is
established. The case was one
which originated at Charleston, but
suits brought in ten other jurisdic
tions are to be governed by the de
cision in this case.
Lawyer For Atlanta Mayoralty.
Atlanta. Courtland S. Winn, one
of the best known lawyers in the
city, was nominated for Mayor, de
feating James G. Woodward, several
times mayor of Atlanta. Woodward
was defeated two years ago in a
hotly contested campaign by the
present mayor, Robert F. Maddox,
who declined to become a candidate
Mother's Third Set of Triplets.
Cleveland. Too late for the cen
sus but earnestly doing her share
in Cleveland's remarkable growth,
Mrs. William G. Clark, a Lake Side
avenue matron, Friday became the
mother of her third set of triplets.
While busy at her house work, she
showed the family Bible, which dis
played the fact that she also is the
mother of four pairs of twins and
that she herself is the jonly sister of
twenty brothers. Two pairs of twins
and one set of triplets were born
during Mrs. Clark's first marriage.
King of Siam is Dead.
Bangkok, Siam The death of King
Chulalongkorn, was due to uraemic
poisoning. The King had suffered
for years from nephritis. Uraemia
developed, on Saturday and the King
lapsed into unconsciousness, dying a
few hours later. The crown prince,
Chowfa Maha Vajiravudh, was im
mediately proclaimed King. He was
born January 1, 1880, and was pro
claimed crown prince January 17,
DR. CRIPPEN MUST DIE.
This "Extraordinary Man" Convict
ed by English Jury Execution
November 15. '
London. Dr. Hawley Harvey
Crippen, after a trial extending over
five days and thirty minutes delib
eration by the jury, was found
guilty of the murder of his wife, ah
American woman, known on the
stage as Belle Elmore. Lord Chief
Justice Alverstone, who presided at
the trial, sentenced Crippen to be
hanged November 15.
There is, however, the strongest
prejudice in England against execu
ting a man on purely circumstan
tial evidence and an incident at
the close of Crippen's trial has caus
ed the impression that the jury
may have recommended a life sen
tence. After Crippen was sentenced
to death, the foreman of the jury
handed to the Lord Chief Jystice a
note, after looking at which the jus
"That shall be forwarded to the
"The proper quarter" might mean
the Home Secretary, who has juris
diction in such matters. The jurors
refused to discuss the incident.
The jury was out just 30 minutes.
When it returned and announced
that it .had found the defendant
guilty, Lord Chief Justice Alverstone
asked the physician if hojiad any
thing to say. Crippen replied in a
"I still protest my innocence."
Addressing the condemned man
Lord Alverstone said:
"Yon have been convicted on evi
dence which can leave no doubt in
the mind of any reasonable man
that you cruelly murdered your
wife, and then mutilated her body.
"I advise you to entertain no hope
that you will escape the consequen
ces of your crime. I implore you to
make your peace with Almighty
The trial of Ethel Clara Leneave
as an accessory after the fact in
the murder of Mrs. Crippen was be
gun this week.
Crippen received the death sen
tence with the apparent calmness
that characterized him throughout
Richard Muir made the closing
speech for the prosecution. He de
clared that the Crown had proved
rbeyond reasonable doubt that the
body found in the cellar of the Crip
pen home was that of the doctor's
wife. No one else, he said, had a
chance to murder the woman and
bury the body as it was found to
have been buried.
Lord Chief Justice Alverstone im
mediately began his summing up of
The justice described Crippen as
an extraordinary man .whether
guilty or innocent. If guilty he had
covered up a ghastly crime in a
ghastly way and, it was believed, in
a most brutal and callous manner.
If he was innocent it was impossible
to fathom his mind, as he was abso
lutely indifferent to the charge of
murder. He had taken no step what
ever to prove his innocence. Crip
pen, the Justice declared, undoubt
edly was a liar and had lived an im
moral life, but, he added, the jury
could not convict the defendant' on
that score. It must be quite con
vinced that the human parts found
were from the body of Belle Elmore
and that her death was caused by s
wilful act. of 1 ho prisoner.
The Lord Chief Justice charged
the jury that they must be convinc
ed of the identification beyond a
Will Break Up Chinatown.
New York New York's Chinatown
is to be cleaned up as it has never
been cleaned before. This is the
decision of the new police adminis
tration, it was learned at headquar
ters, and the police were instructed
to order all white persons from the
district. The order, of course, ex
cludes white residents of the quar
ter, but it was intimated that, steps
would be taken ft clear such per
sons out. later by codemnation of
the buildings if necessary.
Man's Conscience Slings Him.
Denver, Col. By the terms of the
will of Rufus Clark, known as "Po
tato" Clark, which was admitted to
probate here, the United States gov
ernment is bequeathed $3,500 bo
cause, according to the will, in 1863,
Clark knew of the defrauding of the
government of an equal amount by
a man whom he does not name.
"The fact was never reported by
me," Clark declared in his will "and
now I feel in honor-bound to make
P. O. Department Reduces
Deficit to $6,100,000.
BETTERMENT OF THE SERVICE.
1,500 New Postoffices Established
515 New Rural Routes 3,100 Ad
ditional Employes Increased Sal
aries, $2,000,000 Fine Showing.
Washington. Figures, the com
pilation of which has been com
pleted at the Posloffice Department,
show that the exact reduction of
the postal deficit during the fiscal
year ended June 30, last, was $11,
500,000. The deficit of the previous
fiscal year was $17,600,000; so that
'in one year the deficit was brought
down to . $6,100,000- In commenting
upon the saving of $11,500,000 last
year, Postmaster General Hitch
cock said: "
"This tremendous saving was
made without the curtailment of
the postal facilities in any direc
tion. On the contrary, during the
year there were many important
extensions of such facilities. In eli
minating wasteful expenditures, the
department has been exceedingly
careful not to hamper in any way
the constant development of the
postal service required to meet the
increasing business needs of the
"In a word, the department's pol
icy is to extend the service as rap
idly as is warranted by increasing
population of postal facilities by
handling in a more systematicand
businesslike manner the constant
ly expanding volume of the mails.
The tables prepared indicate that,
in the furtherance of this policy,
more than 1,500 new postoffices
were established during the last fis
cal year. Great extensions were
made in the rural delivery system,
515 new routes with a total mileage
of 12,235 miles being put into oper
ation. There were - appointed from the
eligible lists of the civil service
commission over 1,800 postoffice
clerks to enlarge the working
forces of city postoffices and more
than 1,000 additional letter carriers.
The railway mail service was
strengthened by the appointment of
about 750 new employes.
The aggregate salaries of the new
employes appointed during the year
from the civil service lists exceed
Services of postoffice clerks were
advanced in the aggregate $1,750,
000. while the aetrree-nte salaries nf
letter carriers were increased $1.-
226,000. Railway mail clerks re
ceived increases of salary amount
ing to almost $250,000.
Mr. Hitchcock predicted a self-
sustaining' postal service and one
cent letter postage.
Unique Case in Alabama.
Gadsden, Ala. One of the most
unique damage suits ever tried in
this Slate was decided in the city
court here when Mrs. .Lola Ashley
was awarded a verdict of S5.000
against K. K. McMahan, who is now
serving a life sentence in the peni
tentiary for the murder of her hus
band, Sam S. Ashley. The crime was
committed the night of January 2.3.
McMahan testified that the two
had entered into a suicide compact
and that Ashley accidentally shot
himself while handing a pistol to
McMahan. The court charged that
the survivor in a suicide compact,
when one parly had already com
mitted the act, was guilty of mur
der. A. C. L. Wreck.
Jacksonville, Fla. The Atlantic
Coast Line's Jacksonville-Tampa
train, north-bound, ran into an
open draw at McGirt's creek, five
miles south of Jacksonville at slow
speed and the engine and tender
toppled over into the creek. A
mail car followed but was caught
on the rear trucks and is hanging
over the creek.
The engineer, Char lie Ellis of this
city, went down with the engine
and it was some lime before his
body was recovered.
Convicted of Wife .Murder.
Norfolk, Va. John J. Smythe,
who shot and killed his vife,
Bridget, and their 13-year-old
daughter, Rita, on September 1,
last, was found guilty. Alcoholic
insanity was the defense. The
principal witness for the State was
the prisoner's 7-year-old child,
William Henry Smythe, the only
eye-witness to the tragedy, who
told how his sister, standing in
front to protect their mother, was
shot down whif' begging the father
not to shoot. ')
Cream of Current Comity Event
Clipped and Condensed
in a Column.. . ..1:
WOMAN ON BLACKLIST.
Sued Merchant for .$10,000 Damage
and Receives $25.-
In the superior court, the case
ef Mrs. Emma Richardson against
P. T. Rhyne was tried and the jury
awarded a verdict of ( $25 in, favor
of the plaintiff. This is one of the
most interesting damage suits ever
tried in Wadesboro. Mrs. Richard
son is suing Mr. Rhyne, proprietor
of Rhyme's meat market, for $10,000
damages for reporting her a person
who would not pay her debts to the
Retail Merchants' Association, there
by causing her name to be placed
on the black list of the Association.
Mr. Rhyne's claim against. Mrs.
Richardson amounts to $5.51 and his
contention is that the bill was pre
sented to her lime after time and
that she refused to pay.
Mrs. Richardson on the other
hand, claims that she does not owe
Mr. Rhyne at all; that the bill, if
due at all, was owing by the estate
of her husband, the late. Walter L.
Richardson, and that Mr. Rhyne did
not present the claim to her as his
administratrix for collection.. Mrs.
Richardson also claims she was sol
vent at the time and that no ef
fort was made to collect the bill
from her by law.
Mrs. Richardson's name was re
ported to the retail merchants' asso
ciation as being unworthy of credit
in the. fall of 1908, at which time
she was in New York visiting ' her
sister. She returned to Wadesboro
in December of the same year and
found that credit w?as denied her by ; ,
the merchants of the town because
her name had been blacklisted by
the merchants' association.
To Satisfy Judgment for $3,406,750.
The final decree in the suit of
the Bankers Trust Company against
the Whitney company was signed
at Asheville by Judge Pritchard.
The decree provides for the sale of
the incomplete hydro-electric plant
on the Yadkinriver and all the
Whitney property to satisfy a judg-
ment aginst the company , for "$5''"
400,750 in favor of the trust com
pany, trustee under the bonds. Tha
salo will be held November 30. Tho
decree provides that the T. A. Gil
lespie claim of $344,976 for work
done on the plant should be paid be
fore the bondholders come in, also
that the cost of litigation, amount
ing to $138,000, should also be paid
out of the funds.
Young Durham Lawyer Innocent.
The case of Benjamin Lovenstein,
a young lawyer of Durham which!
was removed from that county to
Orange, and which has been hard
fought in the Superior Court at
Hillsboro, was terminated when
the jury brought in a verdict of ac
quittal. Lovenstein was charged
with embezzlement, and a strong1
fight was made to convict him. The
case was one that created a great
deal of interest in Durham and was
removed to another county on the
plea that the defendant believed
there was too much prejudice for
him to get justice in that county,
where the case had been much dis
cussed in the papers and talked
October 30lh Laymen's Day.
Dr. Z. B. Zollicoffer, of Weldon,
leader of the Laymen's Day Move
ment in the Methodist church, has
fixed Sunday, October 30th as th
day of big thinjrs for that body of
eligious wokers in North Carolina.
Robbers Disfigure Negro.
About the last of September Wiley
Peyton, a Wilson negro, went to
Pantego Swamp looking for em
ployment and was held up and rob
bed by four negroes. His jaw was
broken and every tooth in his head
was loosened. Two of his assail
ants were arrested and taken to
Belhaven and locked up. In the
meantime his wife, Nettie, who is
an asthmatic, went crazy and left
Wilson. She purchased a ticket for
Selma but has .not been heard of
Lumber Co. Almost Owns County. ,
The Whiting Lumber Company
have-not only secured possession of
Robbinsville but hue purchased
about two-thirds, if not three
fourths, of the county of Graham
and that the company will build a
railroad 25 miles in length from
Robbinsville to the mouth of Slick
Hock creek to connect with the
Southern's Little Tennessee river
road from Knoxville via Marysville