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VOL. X XII. """" PLYMOUTH. N, C ij BIDAY JANUARY 5. 1912 . ' '' .X" " ' : N(). 28.
Later to Extend Method So As To In
clude Every Necessity of Farm
Central Warehouse To Be Located
In City Not Yet Chosen.
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Raliegh. At a meeting of the state
council of the North Carolina Farm
ers' Union which was held in this
city, Mr. J. Benjamin Higgs of Green
ville, N. C, was chosen secretary td
Mr. J. R. Reives of Lee county, state
business manager of the North Caro
lina Farmers Union. The newly ap
pointed secretary was instructed to
receive bids on fertilizers and, ferti
lizing materials from the manufac
turers of the,: country, for the 2,100
local organizations of the . Farmers'
Union in North Carolina. These bids
will be received at the office of Secre
tary Higgs in Greenville, N. C, until
January 6, and at the Yarborough
hou3e in Raleigh until January 10.
The bids received from the manu
facturers will be placed before the
executive committee of the North Car
olina Farmers' Union at its meeting in
Raleigh on February 11, arid wlllre
ceive careful consideration , at ii ite
hands. Following the letting of con
tracts to the successful manufactur
ers, it is the plan of the -executive
committee to have a main-; warehouse
erected in one of the principal cities
of the state, which '"will? provide for
the distribution . of the fertilizer to'
the 2,100 local organizations," 'and from
thence to the individual farmer-purchaser.
An inspection committee was ap
pointed at:. the'-fTStjdas, ?3eTgjBOf,
the state council in this city, which
will visit the main cities of the state,
and there confer with the chambers
of commerce, or other commercial or
ganizations, in order to determ;neith
inducements which will be offered, for
the location of a main warehouse" in
that city. A second committee wis
J. V. nsinitl i !). ff
fhnrter for the incomoratioH- -"the"!
warehouse company. This company
will have a capital stock of $125,000,
and with a paid-in capital of $21,000.
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Is Charfed VVith MudeoP BfrbffS,
Troy iGtaham, cc&id,iiihas wbeen
committeed to jail by Justice McKel
ler, of Rowland, on the charge of
murdering the 2-year-old son of Don
na McNeill, cojpredrsoit JS "lijfs-
trnm Rowland, j.ite JwJs . irOHgSt ito
jail by Mr. C. 'E.-4 BallA of Rowland
It was in evidence at trie preliminary
trial that Graham was making himself
troublesome in th.ei jjotte Qf -.-Donpai
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McNeill, 6ne-! eraeree Bmi Qmwme,
house and he shot at her with a shot
gun, hitting her baby; bpy, which .she
held fter arms, iaL L blow.1 ai. i
brains out. ..-
Are For The Child Labor Law. J f
There was held a special meeting
of the. North Carolina chill labor
committee for the special purpote of
formulating plans, for &? campaign the
coming 'year 'to .bring about Ssueh leg
islative influences, as will secure re
forms -tha$ thft &W&tmA- tiai
These include the raising "oT the age
limit for child ,labp.r and the pfohibi
tio of he&fhtf oradaM
children under 16 in the factories at
night, umfp Hs,im'4$
in the last legislature and failed with
the exception of the reduction of the
hours of labor from 66 to 60 hours.
To Hold-Meetimr ' FawmererUflionr
The Mecklenburg County Farmers'
Union will hold its January meeting
with the Amity focal ai' S'ardi's' school
house in a fewdays. . There will be
several matters of business' to be Con
sidered and hence it is desired that
a large, . attendance -k ,b, nresent, A.
feature also will be the address of
Mr. E. R. Preston. Mr. W. C. Crosby
is secretary and treasurer of the or
ganization. National Guard Association to Meet.
The annual meeting of the North
Carolina National Guard Association
will be held in the assembly hall of
the Selwyn hotel on January 30 and
81. The firBt meeting will be called
to order at 11 o'clock the morning of
the 30th and much Important busi
ness to the members will be trans
acted that day. The pay bill and pro
posed legislation for the new legis
lature in its session of 1913 will be
discussed. It" is ' believed that be
tween 70 and 100 members through
out the state will be in Charlotte.
The Corporations Should Promptly
Make Their Returns Under the
U. S. Tax Law.
Raleigh. The matter of the Unit
ed States corporation tax law is one
that should be considered by all bus
iness corporations, and prompt . re
ports should be made so as to avoid
the penalty imposed for delay in mak
ing reports as required by the jlaw.
It is a law which should be taken
seriously by all corporations desiring
to avoid trouble. ,
Business concerns coperating j un
der articles or acts of incorporations
should recognize the 'fact that returns
are required from all corporations or
ganized for profit and having a capi
tal stock represented by shares, and
all insurance companies, regardless
of the volume of their business or
whether operated at a profit or a loss,
and, in fact, whether in active opera
tion at all;: that these returns must
coverithei entire calendar-" year , and
must be filed on or before March 1st.
Those failing to observe this time
limit - are subject (pay fifty per
cent "penalty oh '" the am'ount fotind
to be due, and in addition to this are
liable to a penalty of from one thou
sand to ten thousand dollars, the lat
ter penalty applying to those whose
net receipts are less than five thou
sand dollars as well as to those who
are found to be liabel to tax. A com
mon error has been to suppose that
concerns making no profits, or mak
ing less than- five thousand dollars,
are not required to make returns, and
this error has cost many concerns
dearly. It is estimated . that there
were twenty-five thousand delinquents
in the : country at large in the year
1911. All1 these "incurred the penalty
of from one thousand to ten thousand
dollars, and . those whose profits ex
ceeded five thousand dollars were re-
quired to . pay. . a . penalty, of fifty per
r -t'.'i'. ' - i
cent ; on iine-.arauuuw ui ua iuuuu iv
b;e:due'-' -: ' '. i'-.&.-uu:.
Sandlin Pays Penalty For Crime.
The death penalty for wife-murdei
8iraliirt: the slectric chair'ln;: the
state prison here by L. M. Sandlin oi
Wilmington, and the body of the man
was turned, over to his brother, , who
tarried . .it t6 Wilmington for inter
ment. hjsandlinHiwai completely- un
nerved when heJ was-brought into the
death chamber. He-was almost, para
lyzed with fear -and kept walling to
th$e jabouitf h( wlth-$uchV expres
amis a "On,- Lt'4have-mercyf'This
is something I never thought would
happen in this world to me!". The at
tendants helped the poor fellow rap
idly i and purely strapped1 hitia in
the 4eafefcair-f'hen the signal1-was
given a.nd'vthevfirst. shock ! of ;1,800
voltage was turned on; then off and
on again , in quick succession. The
physicians found that the heart was
still., Seating and there -was a second
sbocf, , and a thjrit. Theq the physi
cians' pronounceil.him dead; and , the
body ..was taken from the chair and
delivered to his brother as the rep
resentative, of th; Sandlin; family. ,
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Total Tax Receipts Are Large.
The total receipts at the office of
Ja Collector iWiison;i at Charlotte,
were $124,346.16. : Of this amount all
but approximately $6,000 was collect
ed, durinjf i;the' month , of December.
On J Wednesday and Thursday of the
past .week, .JLhere .was , paid into ..the
hands of the city tax collector, $84,
286.46. With the receipts which just
ParrfVed, tto total ' lor the' ' three
months,, will ., approximate,, something
' liipolavl ."urplui. of
$55,000 to the credit of the city, af
ter..the outstanding objigations, which
tinust be' met3 oh January 1, 1912, have
been paid in full. Of $70,000, the re-
?" ;uist?imo.F?f for ; some
hing l'overv$o5.o5o'nasJ already teeri
?iven. intq .the . hand of the Amerl
ca frui: goivfo ny,. 1h te r e sr cn tlie
bond issues for which the .aunlcipal
v is- reeponsible -. --.v..
A Raleigh Policeman Wognded.
o6c!SmaM C.BHarbeVof the Ral
eigh , police force was seriously
woundta 'by 'a negro"," Will' McNeill,
whom he was trying to arrest, with
the aidNiofvlrje . pthero.fflcers, at Ma
negro boarding house, neac Johnson
street station. The charge against
McNeill was simple assault " commit
ted some months ago.
On The Matter of Endowment.
; ; Dr., W.. L. . Potest, the . president of
Walke Forest Cbllegej was In Raleigh
on the matter of the endowment of
Wake Forest College, the limit for
the collection of the remainder of
$150,000 expiring a fev days: ago.
There, is -still about $30,000, to be col
lected, though; pledges for more than
this imouht aVjebeen,' made.4 Tne
college Is to raise a total of "$112,500,
and to this the General Education
Board of New York adds one dollar
for every three collected or $37,600
In all.
Real Business of the Country Is On
a Firm Basis, Say Well
J, . . Informed Men.
New York. "Not even a presiden
tial election will be able to make busi
ness bad in 1912," declares a close
observer of business conditions.
"There may be flurries in Wall street,"
he continued; "speculation may be
hampered and Wall street may not
enjoy the year as much as it might,
but the real business of the country
is on a firm basis and is going to he
good." .
And this pretty well represents the
general idea among men who are in
touch with conditions throughout the
The big crops mean good business
for the railroads; this in turn goeB a
long way toward insuring the steady
demand for steel. With the railroads
and steel mill .profitably busy, hard
times would be difficult to bring
Then the copper business is in fine
shape and the other great underlying
industries of the country face a good
outlook and money is in plentiful sup
ply for legitimate purposes. Taken
altogether there is good ground for op
timism. Warehousemen throughout the city
report that business in nearly every
line of trade is now more active than
it has been in several years.
As the warehousemen diagnose the
condition,, they have their fingers on
the pulse of the business world this
revival is not. local, but quite gen
eral. ''
Tampa Minister Roughly Handled by
Members of His Church.
Tampa, Fla. At the conclusion of
services : Rev. R. E. L Klrtand, pas
tor of the First Congregational
church, was the storm center in a
near riot in which the police Inter
fered, arresting six .persons, -ft
In a written statement he" declar
ed he had been kicked by some of
the women.
The cause of the outburst was an
attack made by Reverend : Iirkland
in his sermon on a former pastor in
connection with alleged ' misappropri
ation of church funds. Reverend
Kirkland's subject was "If Christ
Lived Today, Would He Be a Social-,
1st?."-,- His text was "My Father's
house is a house of prayer, but ye
have made it a den of thieves."
Strained relations have existed be
tween Reverend Kirkland and mem
bers of his congregation for Bome
months. "
Tennessee "Regulars" Will Not Meet
: v with Party Bolters. 1
Nashville, Tenn. Indications " are
that regular' Democratic state com
mitteemen will ignore the opportun
ity to. name the three "regular" Dem
ocrats "on the committee of seven to
hold the state primary called by the
Independent state committee for April
30. Under the plan of the latter, the
primary representatives of ithe "reg.
ulars"1 are to be named by Chairman
O. C. Barton of the Independents,
since the "regular": organization mem
bers have not acted.
. The committee to hold the primary
is to be composed of three Independ
ents, three "regulars" and a seventh,
selected by the six. The primary com-mi-'tee
must organize not later than
January 1. .: ;
Crippled Torpedo Boat Arrives.
Washington. The crippled - torpedo
boat destroyer Warrington, which
was run down off Hatteras in a gale
on Wednesday night by an unknown
ship, was safely towed into Hampton
Roads.'- - The : revenue cutter Ononda
ta brought in the destroyer's crew.
Taft Refuses to Help Mcrse.
.Washington. It was announced at
the white house that the report of
the army medical officers who have
examined Charles W. Morse, convict
ed New York banker, serving sentence
in the Atlanta, Ga., Federal peniten
tiary, does not warrant immediate in
terference by the president and the
pardon will not be granted at this
time. The physicians made a physical
examination of Morse in the military
hospital at Fort McPherson, where
the banker is being treated under
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All Austria-Hungary recentlyf celebrated the sixty-third anniversary ot cfit
accession of, Emp.erorJIfr.fin.cis Joseph- Tbe: venerable monarch, who was born
in 1830, is in fairly good health, -but appears In public very rarely nowadays
and can no longer indulge in thefhunting expeditions he so much enjoyed.
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Great! Britain Is Acting s Russia's
i "Accomplice and Englishmen
j ;- 'feel putfasedi jj -
London. The Russian government
has decided to. .suppress disorders at
Tabriz and: qther disturbed Persian
towhSK The dislocation of the tele
graph', lihes;i mikes it impossible , to.
get a reliable narrative of .thet out
breaks. Yet it cannot be dofibted
that a situation of the gravest jcom
plexity hjas arisen. -t
As reports of" Russian progreps in
Persia and stories of the indiscrimi
nate killing of natives. in Tabriz and
Resht and 6f the. destruaton""df Per
sia's constitutional government usnder
Russian menaces , contihije to f ijeach
Kngland, the people are oecoming in
creasingly disouieted at the Bcitish
government's complicity? whtchj the
foreign secretary, Sir: Edward Gray,
thinks. a matter pf pplly and pom
pelled' by the Anglo-Russian agree
ment. ;.. . f
. St: : Petersburg w1- X mlf pclal
statement issued says that the Rus
sian government, in vie w. of "acts of
foolhardy ' ;' aggression' committed
against the Russian forces and tost!'
tnUoi' in! TaWi? Rseshtii-ajvl aeli,
sometimes followed by brutal toijture
of ..the wounded jand baje, outrage
against the jieadv'lhas lefcideii bat
the severest punishment of the gilty
is merited " " " j-- ,
Teheran. It is understood thatj the
regent, and cjabinet desire the appoint
ment of the American, F. E. Cajrns,
the principal assistant ,of Mr. Shueter,:
as the new treasureV general of DPer-.i
sla. It is more likely, however, jthat
TA; Mornard, the Relgig.n.ex'-directojr o(
customs in Persia, who some mojithsf:
ago made himself . prominent byf his'
hostility to Mr. ' Sinister, will receive',
the position. j ;
Christian Science Goes In Panama;;
Washington. President Taft '.set-.
tied the vexed questions of allowing:!
the practice of Christian Scienc oH
other non-medical methods of healing
the sick in the Panama canal zone.
Thp pxecutive order made, several
months ago which members of the
Christian Science church feared would
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prohibit their method of healing, was. bystanders that; if his victim was not
modified so that there can be Infdearf'iie would, igo back and make a
doubt as to the lawfulness of snchij oby- larjris was 25 years old
practice. The order as modified g'oesj4-jfnmaJ-rieit' His father now lives
Into effect at once. ii&iCfeJuicolirFlti
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Governor Baldwin of Connecticut Says
, Superior Courts Meldle.
" Buffalo, X. Y. Control of state au
thorities by inferior United States
courts has developed to such an ex
tent that the people are becoming
impatient, declared Gov. Simeon E.
Baldwin of Connecticut at the open
ing of the twenty-seventh annual
meeting, of , the American Historical
Association and the eighth annual
meeting of the American Political
Science Association in joint session
here. If some of the recent court de
cisions are not disaffirmed, Governor
Baldwin said, the judiciial power of
ihe United States apparently will ex-t
tend to any justifiable controversy
arising in any state although pertain
ing td mere' matters of local concern.
- Governor Baldwin also found a real
danger in .the recent utterance of a
president that he was for a constitu
tion . when it conserved the people's
rights, but not when it perpetrated
the people's wrongs.
"The . danger,.',' he said, "is that a
chief ..magistrate by some stretch of
his executive 'or military authority
may come to play the part of a dic
tator. It is only a remote possibility
but the science which we profess
warns us that great powers are apt
sometimes': o be used and that our
fathers "were right when they declar
ed that eternal vigilance was the
pric-of liberty," ;
Aviator Injured by Fall.
Milledgeville, Ga.-- Stanley James,
an,-ia'tor,iwho was scheduled to give
exhibition , flights here, fell from a
height of about sixty feet and was
painfully though not seriously injured.
The accident was witnessed by but
fewv-a Jt?happened at the Treanor
race 'track,- across the river, just as
the4aviaor had risen in his aeroplane
to come over to the city to give an
exhibition.; vThe Injured man was hur
riedly'', taken ; to': the Baldwin hotel,
where he received medical attention.
Killed In Hotel Lobby.
Rome, Ga Douglas H. Harris was
shot"a"nd ihstantly .killed in the lob
hv nf the Cherokee hotel by Uriah
TT Starnes trayellng salesman for a
local marble factory. Starnes claim
ed f that Harris wrecked his family,
and after giving himself up to the
nearest" policeman, said that he was
vr.iAr-mnTi ollvp and assured
Commander of Turkish Troops R
ports Garrison Annihilated and
Munitions Captured.
Washington. A Uwenty-four-houi
battle, in which the ,Turkish troops
defeated the Italian .force, killing half
of it in the rout, is described in an
af ficial message from Constantinople,
made public at the Turkish embassy.
The message was transmitted to the
mperial ministry of war at Constan
inople by the commander of the Tur-
ish troops from Tobruk,- Tripoli,
nder date of December 22 The
.eport follows:
"We have attacked the fortified
losts of the enemy. ' Notwithstand
ng the fire from the warships and
'ort batteries, we entered the fort
nd the garrison has been annihilat
ii. Ammunition, provisions, war ma
terial and a quick-firin gguh have
ieen carried into our camp.
"In its forward march, one of our
vings cut off the retreat of the en
?my, who fled toward the coast. Dur
ng the retreat the enemy lost half
their numbers. 'The battle lasted all
lay and night. - ;
"Among the killed were three offi
cers of the enemy. Our. losses were
iven killed and a few wounded. The
"heikh Meri, who, with his 'five sons,
:sme at the head of his tribe, is
among the dead.,
"The courage of our . officers and
'oldiers is exemplary. Lieutenant
Medjib Bey was the first to enter
lhe fort. He destroyed the quick
Iring guns and carried away one
nto our camp." . '.
China's Future In the Hands of Na
tional Convention " ,
Shanghai. The peace conference
being held here between the repre
sentative of the Pekin government
and the revolutionary party agreed
that the form of government to be
ultimately . adopted for China should
be decided by a national convention,
whose determination should be bind
ing on both parties. It also was
agreed that pending the decision of
the national convention, the Manchu
government was neither tt accept nor
to attempt to obtain foreign loans.
Another agreement reached Is that
all Manchu troops in the provinces of
Shan Si, Shen Si, Huh Peh, Nganhwel
and Kiangsu shall evacuate their
present positions and withdraw, from
them to a distance of 100.11. (about
37 miles) within five, days, beginning
from December 31. The republican
troops meanwhile shall neither ad
vance nor occupy the, places evacuat
ed pending special arrangements to
be reached by mutual agreement. The
Manchu troops are not to advance
nor to attack the positions at Shan
tung held by the republicans, nor
shall the republican troops advance
upon nor capture new places.
It is understood the national con
vention to be called i is to. include
those delegates at present in confer
ence at Nanking, who have elected
Dr. Sun Yat Sen president of the
republic and others to be elected.
Tang Shao Yi received a' telegram
from Pekin saying that Tuan fang,
formerly director general of the Hu
kang railroad and ex-viceroy of the
province of Chi LI, had arrived in
the capital disguised as a coolie.
Arrested for Forgery. J-
Nashville, Tenn. E. Kline, av Hun
garian, who represented himself as
James Stewart, of ew York, was ar
rested here on a charge, of forgery,
and will be taken back to S.crnton,
Pa, to face his accusers. Klinecame
to Nashville last Saturday an an
nounced that he was James Stewart,
a New York contractor of the fijrm of
James Stewart & Co., and., intended
to beautify suburban sections about
this city, and engage to an extdnsive
sale of villa sites. : '
Richeson's Condition Prevents Trlal.
Boston. The -physical, .and ntental
condition of the Rev. 'C. V, Ricfceson
Is so unfavorable that his trial on
January 15, the date setwUl ke an
absolute impossibility in the opinion
of his counsel, "Perhaps his" wounds
may be in a favorable-. --condition,"
says a statement from his lawyer
"but his general and mental cjondi
ion is far from favorable, and be
lieve an early attempt to put him or
trial at so early a date would Cause
a ccllap wb'rh would delay tb
trial indefinitely." s-- u-. i.

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