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VOL. XXI. PLYMOUTH, N, C FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1910. NO. 21.
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SALOON MEN SCORE
QUARREL ABOUT LAND-
LARGEST GATES KNOWN.
TAR HEEL PUBLIC TALK
HIGHER POST RATE
Federal Judge Dissolves Tem
Controversy Which Has Raged For
Generations Now Before Su
preme Tribunal of U. S.
SUiLbs Opposes Increase of
Steel Portals That Will Lock Pana
ma Canal Hundreds of Men
Shape Tons of Steel.,-'
Cream of Current Comity Evtnt
Clipped and Condensed
in a Column.
Magazines Must Pay More
-lit REFERS TO GRAND JURIES.
.Declines to Assume Jurisdiction and
' Upholds Principle of "State's
Rights" Jurist Suggest Impeach
ment Proceedings For Officers.
Memphis, Tenn. Declining to as
sume jurisdiction and upholding the
principle of "Sale's rights," Federal
Judge John E. McCall ordered dis
solved a temporary injunction, re
straining the continuance in busi
ness of 114 saloon keeprs of Mem
phis. Notwithstanding the declara
tion of the-Law Enforcement Lea
gue of Memphis, who, through fif
teen of its members, appeared as
complaints, that their appeals to
State and local authorities for re
dress had been unheeded, Judge
.McCall held llmt prosecution
through grand jury indictments
-was the proper recourse and was
still open. In answer to the allega
tion that the constituted authori
ties of the State were not in sym
pathy with the prohibition laws as
enacted and had refused to act on
information furnished, ho cited im
peachment proceedings as a method
through which their removal from
onire might bo accomplished.
newspaper fined $1,000,
London Evening News Published
Story Relating to Crippen.
r London The high court fined
The Evening Jfews $1,000 for con
tempt of court in having publ'ish
ed the story of a conference be
tween Richard Muir, the prosecu
ting counsel, and the quartermas
ter of the j steamer Montrose, , in
which the ship's officer reveal ad a
plan which he and Dr. Hawley II.
Grippen had made to bring about
the latler's escape from the steamer
when he was being pursued by the
1 iri tisli authorities.
The court held that the publica
tion of the story was calculated to
prejudice the case of Crippen when
the latter was brought to trial for
the murder of his wife.
JAIL FOR RICH AUTOMOBIL1ST.
linn Down and Injured Couple Out
Driving in Carriage.
Norristown, Pa . W. Gordon
Dyer, one of the wealthiest men, of
this place, who was convicted of
agggravated assault and battery be
cause an automobile he - was driv
ing ran down and injured a man and
wife riding in a carriage, was sen
tenced to nine months imprison
ment in the county prison and to
pay a fine of $250.
Dyer, while driving his automo
bile on September to, ran down the
carriage driven by Walter Smith,
near here. Smith and his wife were
badly injured and their horse was
Dyers father was a railroad con
tractor' and quarryman, and left an
estate worth more than $1,000,000.
"Bearded Lady" a Bride
South Bend, Ind. Grace Gilbert,
who has been the "bearded lady"
attraction of several road shows,
was married here to Giles E. Cal
vin, a farmer of Kalkaska, Mich.
Tho bride has a beard 18 inches
long, while the groom boats noth
ing but a mustache.
Almost Equal to a Bird.
Etampes, France. Maurice Tab
uteau broke the world's aviation
record for timo and distance here
by flying 289 miles in six hours in a
continuous trip. Tabuteau's remark
able feat was accomplished in the
aerodome horo-while he. was try
ing for the Michelin cup, which is
awarded annually to the aviator
making the longest sustained flight
with the year. A premium of $4,
000 goes to the winner. The air
man used a Farman biplane.
Atlanta Courts Crooked.
Atlanta, Recommendation that
t he justice court system of Atlanta
be abolished and a system of muni
cipal courts established instead was
made by the Fulton county grand
jury. The jury's action was the
result of a crusade against the
justice courts and charges that they
have been prolific petty injustice.
Unfair trials, rough actions by
bailiffs and The favoring of plain
tiffs in order to foster court busi
ness was among, the jury's findings
against the present system.
Washington. The controversy
which has raged in Kentucky for
generations over the validity of so
called "blanket" grants of land by
Virginia, the mother State, and even
Kentucky itself, during the early
years of statehood, came before the
supreme court of the United States
for decision. Title to lands now
said to be worth at least $10,000,000
are involved. Originally some of
the land was procured at two cents
Arguments $ire made as to the
constitutionality" of- the Kentucky
statute um&r which it claimed a
forfeiture of .the title of thousands
of acres of land. Louis Braftdels
Weihle and Z. T. Vinson argued that
the Kentucky courts had erred in
not holding the statute unconstitu
tional. Judge K. M. Stewart defen
ded the validity of the law.
Suit or $50,000 Against Southern
Wholesale Grocers' Association.
Mobile, Ala. In the law and equi
ty court here Judge Bentley made
a ruling in the case of L. H. Marx
who is suing the Southern Whole
sale Grocers' Association for $50,
000. -The plaintiff has tiled a number
of interrogatories to several of the
defendants, including some lineal
wholesalers who are, or were, mem
bers of the association. Tho de
fendants moved that, the questions
be stricken out on the ground that
if they answered them they would
be subject to criminal prosecution.
Judge Bentley denied the motion of
the attorneys, holding that the de
fendants state under oath that their
answers will subject them to
criminal prosecution. While a
party to a suit cannot be made to
give incriminating evidence against
himself,, yet the judge holds that
defendant himself and not his " at
torney must make this claim and
that the claim must be made under
oath. The contention of. tho defend
ants is that if they are made to tes
tify as to the operations of the
Southern Wholesale . Grocers' As
sociation that they will give testi
mony which would convict them of
violation of the criminal statutes
against trusts, combines and mo
nopolies. Strange Sight in Alabama.
Anniston, Ala. Reports were
brought here of a phenomenon at
Heflin, Cleburne county, this State,
which has attracted much atten
tion. According to the reports an
incessant rpin has been falling on a
plot of land seven feet square at
Heflin for the last week, while
everywhere around the atmosphere
was perfectly dry.
Sisters of 11 and 12 Married.
Marietta. Ga. Bertha Anderson,
aged 11, and Ollie Anderson, 12
years old, were married at Kenne
saw.lo Andy Champ, 21, and John
Champ, 22 years old.
The ceremony caused much com
ment and habeas corpus proceed
ings were instituted by the father
of the girls in an effort to separate
, Won Pardon by Id's Art.
Columbus, Ohio Satisfaction giv
en Governor Harmon by Henry
Wiedenbach, an artist, in restoring
Slate House oil paintings to their
original coloring, resulted in the
pardoning of Wiedenbach from the
Ohio Penitentiary .
Wiedenbach was sent to prison in
1909 to serve four years for grand
Train Load of Whiskey.
Birmingham Representatives of
the 'Frisco system announced that
a full train load of liquor had been
made up to be shipped out of the
State over their line. Tho scramble
of local dealers to get rid of stocks
on hand is the result of the sensa
tional campaign now under way
here to secure enforcement of the
prohibition laws. The destination
of the train which left here is said
to be Memphis.
Living at Home.
Wilmington, N. C Mr. 8. E.
Memory, a leading merchant, says
he saw while at the Raleigh State
Fair an offer of $150 cash for the
eighteen ears of corn that had
taken the first prize. Mr. J. L.
Memory says Mr. Peter McBride, of
Scotland county, N. C, this 'year
made thirty bales of cotton on ten
acres of land. Mr. Pender says a
farmer in Marlboro county, South
Carolina, made 253 bushels of corn
on an acre.
COULD BUILD MAIN LINE CHEAP-
Too Much Juggling With Stock
Railroad Business Should be Con
ducted Like a Hank Favors Fair
Chicago. Presentation of evi
dence by the shippers who are op
posing the proposed advance in
freight rates was given before the
interstate commerce commission
with the testimony of Gov. W. R.
Stubbs, who declared his opposition
to an increase in rates and. his be
lief as a practical builder of rail
roads that valuations have been
placed at too high a point.
At one point in his testimony Gov.
"The curse of business in this
country is the stock juggling and
high finance. Stop this high
finance. Make every dollar of cap
italization represent a dollar in
vested in the road and people will
fall over themselves to buy railroad
stocks and bonds."
AUTOS IN POSTAL SERVICE.
Plan to Serve Several Rural Routes
With One Car.
Washington. Expedition of the
mails by the extension of the use of
automobiles in the postal service is
being arranged by the Postoffice
Department. Heavy automobile
express wagons are being substi
tuted for the old type of horse
drawn wagons used in transport
ing the mails between the railway
stations and postoffices and their
various branches. The Postmaster
General has signed contracts for
four additional automobiles ' to bo
used in the mail collection service
at Cleveland and for three at In
The motorcycle is being exten
sively used in the collection of mails
in suburban towns. One plan for
the rural delivery service is the
substitution of light automobiles
for horse carts to cover several
OLD MAIDS ARE LUCKY.
Married Women .Must Give up Po
sitions for Single Girls.
Washington Married women in
the government's employ who have
husbands able to support them,
will be in danger of losing their
positions if a recommendation
which is about to be made by the
various departmental economy com
mittees is favorably received. Many
unmarried women, who have lost
their positions through the intro
duction of recent economics, in
making applications for reinstate
ment have suggested that they be
given places now held by married
women whose husbands are able to
support them. It is understood
such a recommendation may be
made to the economy committee
recently established by President
Taff, of which Frederick A. Cleve
land, of New York, is the head.
Jury Prayed for Guidance.
Chattanooga With the fate of a
human life hanging heavily over
their heads the jury in the case of
Robert Cook, charged with murder,
knelt down and prayed in. the little
room next to tho criminal court in
this city before they returned to
the judge with a verdict of murder
in the first degree.
Court Handed Out Lemon Decision.
St. Paul, Minn. Judges Vande
venter, Sanborn and Adams in the
United States circuit court handed
clown as order restraining the in
terstate commerce commission from
putting into effect a reduced rate
on lemons from Southern California
to the Atlantic seaboard.. The
opinion further states that the case
is one which will shortly go to the
newly created commerce court,
which must render the final deci
sion in the case.
Battleship to Honor Oglethorpe Day
Washington A United States
warship wil be sent to Savannah
for the exercises incident to the
unveiling of the statue of George
Oglethorpe, founder of the colony
if Virginia, on November 23. The
Navy Department has ordered the
cout cruiser, Birmingham, to pro
ceed to Savannah on November 21.
Upon completion of this duty, the
Birmingham will return to Hampton
toads to join the fifth division of
he battleshipfleet at battle prac
tice on the Virginia capes.
,' Pittsbug. Enormous gates are
being made in Pittsburg for the
Panama Canal. They will be the
largest in the world. Any one of
the 92 of them, for there are to
be 46 pairs in all, will be about as
high as a G-story building, as wide
(65 feet) as many city building are,
and 7 feet deep,' or thick. The
structural steel that will go to
make them will weigh 00,000 tons,
or more than 8 times as much as
was used to build the Eiffle Tower
The mighty portals, designed to
admit a world's commerce from
one ocean to another, will cost $5,
500,000. The builders are the Mc
Clintic. Marshall Steel Construction
Company, a half of whose indepen
dent plant here has been given
over entirely to the gate contract.
Of the 60,000 tons of steel required
the heaviest single pieces will weigh
about 18 tons.
The thousands of individual
pieces, numbored and fitted to go
together as children's blocks, will
be shipped by steamer via Balti
more and with the will go over 400
skilled structural steel builders
from Pittsburg to set them up.
The advance guard of experts leaves
here in December and the first
work will probably begin early in
1911. It will take three years to
complete the job.
$72.",,00O GIVEN TO COLLEGES.
Two Tarheel Institutions Benefited
By General Education Board.
N e w Yor k. Appropriations
amounting to $725,000 were appor
tioned to six colleges and universi
ties at a meeting of the General
Education Board here, conditional
on the institutions raising certain
amounts to secure the gifts. John
D. Rockefeller, Jr., and Starr J.
Murphy .were among the members
of the board present. The institu
tions named and the amounts are
Baylor University, Waco, Texas,
$200,000; Trinity College, Durham,
N. C, $150,000; University of Chat
tanooga, Tenn., $150,000; Meredith
College, Raleigh, N. C, $10.00; Wes
loyan Female College, Macon, Ga.,
$100,000; Amherst College, Amherst,
Mass.; $75,000. ..-'
Grandfather Clause Constitutional.
Guthrie, Okla. That the "grand
father clause" constitutional
amendment is valid has been decid
ed by the Slate supreme court. The
court held also that the special pro
cedure under which the amend
ment was adopted was valid, all
voles not cast against the propo
sition being counted for it.
"The grandfather clause" pro
vides that no man whose grand
father could not vote, can exercise
the right of franchise. It will thus
disfranchise many negroes whose
grandfathers were slaves.
Corpse Caught Fire.
Boston In bending over a casket
to kiss the face of 19-year-old Le
tivia di Napoli during funeral ser
vices at her home, a relative upset
a candle and set firse to the house.
The girl's body was partially incin
erated and $600 damages done to the
Di Napoli home.
Mourners tried to carry the blaz
ing coffin to the street, but the
flames forced them to drop it and
save their own lives.
After the fire was extinguished a
new casket was obtained and the
body taken to a cemetery.
Drives Taeks in Head.
Atlanta William Williams, a ne
gro, is in jail here charged with
swindling on account of the pecu
liar cure for blindness which he
devised. His remedy consisted in
driving a lack into? the back por
tion of a blind negro's skull aud
charging $2.50 for the operation.
Robert Ward, the victim, told the
f nl ice court judge that the tack
process was not very painful but
that Williams' manner of taking the
$2.50 "hurt considerably."
No More Chance for Panics.
Washington With those nation-
currency associations already
formed and those in process of for
mation, oflicials of tne treasury de
partment believe the financial cen
tres of the country are amply pro
tected against financial stringency.
Eleven cities already have formed
j associations and with four more
about to do so the principal re
serve hanking ones oi me united
States will be equipped to issue a
total of $500,000,000 in temporary
currency at a moment's notice.
PRIZES WON FOR CORN.
Over $175 Captured by Farmers for
a Few Ears.
The Department of Agriculture
offered some nice cash premiums to
the boys for the best twenty ears
of corn and six stalks with ears of
corn, these to be shown at the
State Fair, and there were three
J. P, Lewis, of Reedy Branch,
Wilkes county, won the first prize
of $100. The second prize, $50
was wou by Vester Blalock, of Nor
wood, Stanley county, and the third
prize of $25 by Raymond Hill, of
Lexington, Davidson county.
For the best ten ears of corn a
boy beat out the men, with whom
he entered into competition. In
this contest, with a prize of $2.00
the prize went to Sherley School
field, of Guilford, and the winner of
the prize for the best single ear of
corn raised in the State was award
ed to Exum Goodman.of Apex, R.
F. D. No. 3, Wake county. This
shows that the older farmers will
have to get a move on themselves.
Presbyterians Give That Much This
Year to Foreign Missions.
The North Carolina Presbyterian
Synod in session at Rocky Mount
heard the report on foreign mis
sions. The churches still have
this year contributed $73,699 to this
cause as against $58,418 last year,
$38,061 two years ago. By Presby
teries the amounts contributed
as follows: Albemarle, last year
$1,590, this year $2,309; Asheville,
last year $1,464, this year $1,561;
Concord last year $8,018, this year
$7,105; Fayetteville last year $8,562,
this year $10,814; Kings Mountain
last year $2,174, this year $1,692;
Orange, last year $11,542, thi year
$12,778; Mecklenburg, last year $10,-748,-
this year $10,958; Wilmington,
last year- $14,591, this year $26,442.
Number of Licensed Autos.
, Corporation Clerk W. S. Wilson
and Assistant Clerk J. E. Sawyer, of
the Department of State, have got
ten out a book containing a list of
the licensed automobiles of the
State and their owners by counties.
The book will be mailed free of
charge to all sheriffs,, chiefs of po
lice and mayors who wish them in
order to enforce the automobile
According to the above publica
tion Mecklenburg has the largest
number of autos, with 174 register
ed. In Wake county there are
fifty-five registered, of which forty
nine are in Raleigh. Buncombe,
Guilford, Durham, Forsyth and
many other counties show a large
number of licensed autos.
Christmas .Money on Butter Beans.
Mr. Archie Finch, a prosperous
farmer, "who lives two miles from
Wilson, aside from being a cotton
and tobacco planter, finds time to
do a little trucking on the side.
This year, one-tenth of ah acre
planted in lima, or butter beans,
realized him the sum of ninety
three dollars. From the same patch
last year he sold beans to the
amount of eighty-four dollars. The
patch contains fifteen rows, thirty
four yards long all in about five
hundred hills. Besides having all
that was required by his family of
ten he will have enough for his
table during the winter besides
seed for planting next year.
Cause of Bryson Wreck.
A report of ' his investigation of
the cause of the Bryson City 'wreck
on the Southern. Railway's Murrphy
branch October 7, in which 21 per
sons were injured, just filed by Cor
poration Commissioner S. L. Rogers,
with the commission, ' takes the
ground that the wreck was due to
spreading of rails on soft ties; de
clares that an inspection of ' thr
road-bed for some distance east of
the scene of the wreck shows a
large percentage of ties that are un
fit for use.
Sherman in Charlotte.
Vice President Sherman was the
guest of the city of Charlotte. He
dined at the Southern Manufactur
ers' Club. He addressed a mass
meeting of citizens in the audito
rium, and after the speaking was
tendered a public reception at the
The stockholders of the old West
ern Carolina Bank. Asheville, which
went into the hands of a receiver in
1897, will have to pay the receiver
CHANGE IN SECOND CLASS RATE.
Not to Affect Newspapers Cost
More to Haul Periodicals Mr.
Hitchcock's Plan Penny Letter
Postage in Sight.
Washington. President Tail, and
Postmaster General Hitchcock have
reached aij agreement on the rec
ommendations the-, President will
make " to Congress repardiug a
change in the second-class postage
rates as affecting magazines and
. Mr. Taft will recommend that the
magazines be required to pay the
present rate of 1 cent a pound on all
reading matter and a much higher
rate, to be determined later, on the
advertising pages. Each magazine
will be required to send a copy of
its current issue to the Postoffice
Department each week or month, as
the case may be. There the publi
cation will be dissected. The read
ing matter and the advertising sec
tions will be separately weighed and
the amount of postage computed by
the number of magazines sent out.
Newspapers will not be affected.
The average haul of the newspaper
is but 300 miles, while the average
haul of the magazine is 1,100 miles.
Mr. Hitchcock told the. President
that the plan of separating, , the
reading and advertising matter in
the magazines is entirely feasible
and he believed it to be the proper
solution of the problem. The haul
ing of magazines has proved costly
to the government and both the'
President and Postmaster General
believe it has entered largely into
the deficits shown each year in the
The adoption of a new rate for the
magazines, Mr. Hitchcock believes,
will entirely wipe out the deficit and
put the postal service on a money
President Taft is looking forward
to a 1-cent rate for letter postage
antl hopes to recommend it before
he leaves tho White House.
The establishment of the proposed
new rales as to magazines, the Presi
dent believes, will do much to bring
about the penny postage plan. .The
President is determined to push his
plan for placing second and third
class pastmasters under civil ser
vice. He will make the recommen
dation of changes in his forthcoming
message, and hopes for favorable
NEW ROLLING PALACE.
"Southern's Southeastern Limited'
Between New York and Florida.
Washington Tho Southern Rail
way company announces that on.
November 27 it will begin running
its through passenger trains from
the South to New York city into
the new passenger station of the
Pennsylvania railroad, located in
the heart of the hotel and shopping
districts of the metropolis. On the
same date it will inaugurate a much
faster and greatly improved pas
senger service from the Southeast,
substituting a now train, to be
known as the "Southern's South
eastern limited" for the present
"New York and Florida limited." "
The new train will be made up of
the newest and best equipment and
will bo electrically lighted through
out, handling Pullman sleepr be
tween Jacksonvflle and New York,
and two sleepers between Augusta
and New York, one . via Trenton and
one via Blackville. '
Gold Bullion Transferred.
New Orleans. Following an order
from the director of the mint that
all gold bullion in the New Orleans
mint should be shipped to the Phil-
adelphia mint, more than $1,200,000
in bullion has-been transferred. Ad
ditional shipments of more than $2.
000,000 will be required to complete
the. transfer. The action of the di
rector apparently indicates that the
reopening of the establishment is
not contemplated for tho present.
Atlanta Man in Trouble.
Atlanta, Ga. Charged with using
the mails "for a scheme similar to a
lottery," B. Bernard, an auctioneer,
has been indicted by the FJeral
grand jury. On July 13 .hist, Ber
nard raffled off a furnished .house
and lot in Grove park, valued at
$10,000, the chances felling for 51
each. The '-whining number wsa
held by Mrs. Bernard's broth'-r, vih-
lives in New York City. When th
result was announced an indigna
tion meeting was held by the At!"
ta holders of tickets.