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VOL. XXII.
PLYMOUTH
i, N. ,C.. I K I DA Y. AN tJ A R Y 19. 1912
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VERY BUSY MONTH
FOR REVENUE MEN
OFFICERS DESTROY 67 ILLICIT
DISTILLERIES IN A SINGLE
MONTH.
HENDRIX MAKES A RECORD
With the Aid of Two Other Men He
Captures Seventeen Illicit Plants in
Three Days. Raid Was an Endless
Chain. ,
Raleigh. A special from Asheville
states that the revenue officers un
der the supervision of Revenue Agent
R. B. Sams, with the' head office in
Asheville, 'had a busy month during
December. During the month they
destroyed' 67 illicit distilleries in
the fourth and fifth districts of ;Nortb-l
Carolina and the district in Virginia
which if under the supervision of this
office.. Thirjty-eight of these seizures.!
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werWmade in Virginia and 29 in this
state. There were 68 prosecutions
recommended as a result of the seiz
ures and 20 arrests were made by
the officers. There were also rec
ommendations for the collection ...of
. -aljout'l.O'oo' in special taxes. '
r'VTreiugh record for any onp. man
duringhe month was thai 'establish-,
ed By Deputy "Collector W. A. Hen
drix, who Thtde.v a raid in Franklin
and Henry couniies, Va., and during
three days captured 17 illicit plants.
--He was accompanied by .only two
men and when the raid was started
they had information concerning only
three of those that were found. The
raid-rftonnk out to . .be. an endless
cH&Hlfffl!&irE' as- M- oJnc.ers-.-.-wol(Kre-
ceiVVinfOTnjatiabbut Vhi&ofiKtijant
while they were in the act of destroy
ing one. They were cutting up one
place and saw the smoke from an
other place about two hundred yards
away which they knew nothing of un
til then. They had caught the moon
shiners napping and proceeded to
make a haul. About 30,000 gallons of
beer were destroyed and considerable
new whiskey. . i.r-''
North Carolina NSw Enterprises.
Charters were issued .for five new
oomoratlons. The Merchants' Supply
Company of Burlington is charterMJt58
with $50,000 capital authorized and
S9K nnn enhncrihed hv J. Z. Waller.
Susan Waller and others for .
sale mercantile busjnesjt. The Par
rish Watts Hardware Company of
Benson is chartered with $50,000
capital by Alonzo'Parrish and others
-pi.. ritQ tr.a rnmnanv nf Man-
son, Warren '6u'nty, is .chattered with
$25,000 capital by J. W. Dowell and
.. w....v,'tw i0.af0rprVtw44'Kt nT6hablv be named for the gen
others. The .Pioneer Farm (In2)?ot
Jackson Springs is chartered with
$100,000 capital by R: W. .Page and
others. The Cole-Tarry Hardware
Company of Littleton begins business I
with a capital of $6,000
Meeting of Historical Society.
At the meeting of the. North Caro
lina Historical Commission permis
sion was granted to Miss Mary Hil
liard Hinnton, state regent of the
Daughters of the Revolution for the
placing of a tablet ?f the Halifax re
solves on the wall in the rotunda" o.f
the Capitol. The commission met in
th nfflr.fi of Col. J. Bryan Grimes.
the office of Col. J. Bryan Grimes,
and the majority of ; the business
transacted was relative to the regular
routine work, such as auditing ac
counts and hearing the report of the
secretary,. One of the important ' fea
tures of'the meeting was'Hhe matter
of publishing and editing the letters
and papers of Randolph Shotwell and
Judge Thomas Ruffin.
Reward Offered For Murderer.
Governor Kitchin issued a -procla
mation offering $200 reward for the
.n mnv!rHnn of NfiPdWm
Bell "colored, who is .wanted. '.by' 'the
authorities in Johnston county for
murder.. The crime charged against
Bell is the murder of his wife, Delia
Bell, which occurred on the night of
December 9th. The crime was com
mitted in Smithfield .township,; Jolfn
ston county.
Get Thirty Years For House Burning.
Lonnls Millic'an, Jim Britt and
Nick Joyner, (all negroes) were sen-
tenced to thirty years imprisonment
each in the superior court at Kinston
by J-adr;e Ferguson .for house burn-
PAnv-r-trrl wn sottins fire to a build-
ing in' LaGrange last spring, which
resulted in the destruction of a large storago warenouse esiaonsueu et
part of the business section of-thaand, requesting the committee to
tT. rvith a rfnmnA nnwarda of 25.- whom the matter will be referred to
nan tw wfir several conflaera-
lions within a short time, suspicion
poin!ing to tbesa negroes.
FIGURES OF EXPENDITURE
Amount Expended By Board of Educ?
tion For Repairs and New School
Houses in the County.
Charlotte. An interesting item Ii
connection with the county school!
and the recent appraisement o:
school conditions, made at the firs
meeting of the hoard o! education ii
the amount that has been experidec
by the board of education for. nev
school houses in the , county and re
pairs for houses already built. 'Ac
cording to the figures in Superinten
dent R. J. Cochrane's office they art
as follows:
A new room in the Mclver school
Berryhill township, costing $.400
One room added to the Trinit;
school in Long Creek township cost
ing. $435
. New school house in District No
a of Lone Creek township, the Aber
nathy school, $650.
Repair on Union school in Distric
No. 7 of Mallard Creek township
costing $275.
New room in District No. 2, Wilsoi
Grove township, $350.
State blackboards, $252.
Floor oil and disinfectants, $43.50.
mother school supplies, $40.50.
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Small repairs on 6 or 8 hOHjse
$225.
The larger part of the expenditure
it will be seen, was spent on suppliei
en, was 6peut
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and repairs
witnessed tnore building than thl:
year. In fact, the building campaigi
carried on.by. the board of .educatioi
for the -past few years has resulte
in the .furnishing of good and sub
stantial buildings for most of the dis
tricts in the county.
Banks Are In Good Condition
The' banks of North Carolina hay
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Cporation Commission shows anta
crease 01 resources vl fu,6Utf,ui..
This is the record made by the 34:
banks, including 14 branches for tha
period. The total resources on No
vember 10". 1910 amounted to $62,
146,551.31 and on December 5, 1911
to $68,406,179.97. The capital stocl
had increased from $88,916,33.55 ti
$9,527,030.69, and the surplus func
from $1,961,480.41 has increased t
$2,28286.39.. : The deposits, not in
eluding ' trust deposits, amounted oi
November 10, 1910, to $42,978,945.11
and on December 5, 1911, to $49,847,
158.84,' atSMiag in'increase ql $6,868,
213.71. These are good ligures w
ponder over. They show that Nortl
'Molina Ts making progress in mon
ey matters.
Naminn stations On New Railroad.
Thrt -flrs -elation oiit ' of Elkirt oi
thA Rikin & AlIeKhany Railway wil
eral manager of this- road, "Mills,'
ii.. a ,in oollorl Thurmnnd
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after a son c.? the president, H. G
r.hatham: the third will be called
Dnnshton. for the lieutenant gov
ernor; the fourth, Chatham, for tht
family of this name, who have beer
active, in the furtherance of thit
prbject since its inception in 1907.
and the last will, of course, be Sparta
oeen aoingan "u"""7Q";UhlB bugaboo will not seriously un
the period from November 10, jm?U ,v.,w-M Aoa '
Thesfe'are family names, so to speak 0f engineers cut tms estimate io i-v,-but
it is regarded as being entirelj 000 and the Georgia representatives
fitting that these men, who have beer
active in the work of building this
road should have such testimonial oi
their activity and interest in a work
to which they have devoted so much
I time and effort.
stat Should Trv Rock Hill Plan.
Snvernl letters have passed betweec
Malor Graham. Commissioner of Ag-
riculture, and Mr. J. G. Anderson, oi
Rock Hill. S. C. relative to the mat-
ter of the "Rock Hill plan" adopted
bxv.the Southern Cotton Congress at
New Orleans. During the time when
the several institutes are held in the
cotton counties, 'from February 17th
to , 26th, the jhatter of the. suggested
plan vHll be' gono over with the
farmer. The attention of Director
' will be called to it . However, Mr.
i Anderson says that the way of cut-
ting down tne cotton acreage m
, North Carolina is not m accoraance
with the general movement msinuteu
by the Southern Cotton Congress. He
further says that the plan should b
given a fair trial.
Wants Cotton Storage Warehouse
Besides other matters of intere&t to
Wilson town and county, at a meet
j ing of the chamber of commerce held
! several aays ago, iue eeurtiaij i au-
thorized to write to the secretary of
the North Carolina Farmers' Union
which meets in Raleigh, stating that
Wilson is desiriousof having a cotton
make, no award until Wilson Is in
formed as to wnat tne convention
desires in the matter.
OPTIMISM MARKS .
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THE .PRQSPEfcTt. HAB. BEUpHTENETO
CONSIDERABLY: uJUffrNG 'TrlET
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. RASf TEW MONTHS.
INTERESTED IN'.-tHE TARIFF
B0ter.oln;iii; Sel'ajd Copper,
Recognized". Barometers of
Trade.
New York. Wtih hardly an excep
tion,, there is a feeling, of-; strong op
timism among men best Qualified to
country Men y;ho f te months past
were inclined to look " at things
through somewhat darkened glasses
now are seeing clearer and in a more
rosy light.
From all the great industries; news
comes of a better business at. pres
ent, and an outlook for still further
improvement. Confidence has oee.n a
distinctive improvement " in these
lines, and it bears the mark of pe
manency. - ' , v... ; Y
While the textile- industry has procr-
ably suffered as much as any, with
this year's enormous crop of cotton
and with the consequent sharp de-
cline3 lh ric the Qutl00k ln. cotton
manufacturing has een- measurably?
improved.
Interest will, of course, now- cen--.
ter in tlie tariff, out mere are signs
that our legislators will view this
phase of the situation in. a more .con
servative Bspirit. As a rule, a- presi
dential year is not calculated to in
spire enthusiasm in general traae,
but it is believed that fundamental
'conditions are so sound that even
tiext year's crops, it is a sausiaouou
R ty had ampl
moisture where a deficiency existed
a -venr' aero.- so that there are rea
sons to hope for a generous agricul
tural wealth. .M-'.
After all, much depends upon sen
timent. It is gratifying, tnereiore, u
know that sentiment is more hopeful
and that business men have finally
come to a point where they are will-
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Ing- and;eyen anions ratM3Jhe. dlsease wg.s . declared to
expand.
IMPROVE .SQUROIyERS
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Money Asked for Work on Georgia,
Florida and Alabama Streams.
Washlngtpn. Four members of the
Georgia -'aelegationsj : MesVri'.' Brant
ley, Bartlett, Hardwick aid Hughes,
amieared before the' rivers and har
hors committee of the house in be
half of a waterway project wnicn
looks to the improvement ot 4o(i
mn, nr rOSjinnel in the OCOnee, Oc
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mulgee and Altamaha rivers at a cost
nf SGOO.OOa;
The nroiect has already been favor-
aDly reported, and it is claim'ed-.at
a depth of four feet or. waxer can u
RRr.ured for the .entwe rouie. . ine uis-
trict engineers wanted ?ioo,uuu ior
work the first year, k.but tne Doara
are seeking to have congress give
at least $10,000 this year, and let tnat
to used for securing whatever m-
creased depth is possible
Representative Brantley also sougat
to secure an appropriation for a proj
ect in the Satilla river, vijJc3.M3.pf
hPen surveyed for SPmnes; a'S
nriv been surveyed
r na Rurnt Fort, and for an Inside
,ntfrway from Savannan, ua., 10 rw
nandina, Fla. He also asK.an apyro-
nriation for the bt. Aiarjs nvei, i"
Georgia and Florida, which has never
been improved,
Roosevelt Testing South
Washington. To test the strength
- Coionei Roosevelt in . the -South,
0rmsby Mcllarg has been sent into
..Q am,th. and is now in Alabama,
lQ an efEort to r0Und up delegates to
the next Republican convention for
Ro03evelt, according 10 repon
Before the last convention, Mcllarg
aa vprv active among the Taft work
ers. After the election Mr. MHarg.
was appointed assistant secretary 01
commerce and labor.
imiformitv of Cotton Bales.
ivochinsrton. Information which
will lead to the standardization of
thj American cotton bale and to the
.iformity or tne couuuf .v.'S
b ig being 'sought by the" depart-
. aS:riculture. "To bring
fhl unif0rmity will be a mat
Qf education," said Dr. B. T. Cal-
i,v-- r-hief of the bureau of plant
and Industry." It seems to be general
ly agreed that, the present tare-taken
on American-cotton is excessive; but
"he deplorable condition of the Amer
ican cotton tale is responsible.
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SPINAL MENINGITIS PLAUut io
CAUSING EXODUS FROM CIT
IES IN LONE STAR STATE.
State Health Board Asks Help of New
York Board to Combat
'.tK11. Malady.
t Austin Texas. About fifty families
rmos4tly,'omen and children seek
ing a temporary residence free from
cerebro spinal meningitis, axrived
iU nntntu a
here from north Texas points A
large number of families is said to
,'jjjassd through .e'p route to San
Antonio wherg the disease ha3 not
appeared. . ' T . ,
" Dallas, Texas. The state board of
heatlh ". decided to try ' to secure for
distribution throughout-Texas a sup-
lyjfUhL.New York bowo oi neaiui
Iftffis gerum. .-It" urged county
attorneys to prosecute. the practicing
of alleged healing -of, meningitis by
unauthorized pfirsons-- and,.t also to
nrosecute. delays" in reporting or diag-
tSg' meningitis by regular physi-
be most prevalent among negroes
Dr. Abraham Sonbian, the New
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York- meningitis expert, receiveo.
dpwtthis motner is ujiug iu
York. He said he wouia reaiam iu
Texas to helD combat meningitis.
Tvlve new cases in Dallas and
five deaths have, been reported to the
city board of healthVAllthese deaths
were of -white .persons. Three cf the
new cases were negroes. .
At Hillsboro, Texas, the ity coun
cil requested churches to discontinue
services temporarily because of the
f P'of " spfnal meningitis. Waco phy
sicians recommended to the city
board of health temporary discontinu
ance of cKurch services, public fun-
k'ads and the closing of moving pic
ture shows. Hewitt, aicueunuu uU-tj.-.w.
reported to. have quarantined
against Dallas. f
The closing of public schools at
MarshanV'ffexa's, near the Louisiana
line, was recommended by officials of
that city and physicians there because
qne case of meningitis had appeared
at Marshall. The schools will close.
ANDREW CARNEGIE BOASTS
CarneyGloats Over Having Got
Ahead of John D. Rockefeller. '
Washington. "It does my heart
nd to think that 1 got ahead of
tnhn n Rockefeller, my fellow mil-
o -t
lionaire. in that Lake buperior ore
deal." Andrew Carnegie, former ruler
nf the steel industry of the United
States, gloated thus in testifying be
fore the house committee ot inquiry
to thtf. United States Steel corpora
tion Mr. Carnegie had just told tne
ronlmittee about his deal with Mr
Rockefeller, whereby he obtained con
trol of Mr. Rocekefeller's iron ore
holdings in the Lake Superior region
nt-A'Tate of fifteen cents a ton, noid
ines which when turned into the steel
.rnrteoration later, formed a large part
nf the assets valued at $7uu,uuu,uuv,-
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Gentrv Heads Cumberland Co.
.Ahnta.Col. W. T. Gentry, presi
dent of the Southern Bell Telephone
company, will be elected president of
'Fifmberland Telephone and Tele
grapn company v ""'"
is to be held in Lomsv 1 e, Ky, early
in February. This contirms me re
cent Associated Press dispatches from
New York, ana means uni wuci
Gentry will be the chief officer of that
part of the Bel', system east of the
Mississippi and south., of the Ohio
rivers. The same officials will be
elected by both companies:'
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LATEST.
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WILL MEET IN BALTIMORE
Democratic National Convention Will
Name Candidate on
June 25.
Washington. The Democratic na
tional committee completed its work
here with the selection of Baltimore
as the convention city. June 25 was
fixed as the date of the national gath"
ering, when candidates for president
and vice president will be selected.
The Republican national convention
is to be held in Chicago June 18.
The Democrats adopted a 'permis-
sive" primary resolution in connec-
tion with the call for, delegates, and
ject, ' or desire to do ' bo, can seleftt
their representatives in the national
convention by direct vote. There are
1,074 delegates-obe chosenTtlarmo
ny marked the sitting of the com
mittee, which was given over almost
entirely to the arguments of repre
sentatives of the various cities bid
ding for the convention. William Jen
nings . Bryan did not attend.
There was a brief controversy over
the proposed recognition of the Pro
greeh.e League clubs, an organiza
tion said to have grown out of the
Independence League movement start
ed by William Randolph Hearst
National Chairman Norman E. Mack
wa3 named to head the subcommittee
on arrangements for the convention.
Vice Chairman Hall of Nebraska and
Secretary Uray Woodson of Kentucky
will be ex-officio members of this sub
committee, and there will, be seven
additional members to be namedJa-
ter by Mr. Mack.
$6,000,000 FIRE IN N. Y. CITY
Eauitable Life Assurance
Society
Buiding Destroyed.
New York. Flames destroyed the
reat granite and marble nine-story
building of the Equitable Life Assur
ance society at 120 Broadway, the.
home of the Mercantile Trust com
pany, the Equitable Trust company,
the banking house of Kountze Broth
ers, the Mercantile Safe Deposit com
pany and the Harriman lines.
Four men are known to be dead
and five hurt. Several persons are
missing.
The flames got their start in the
very basement of the great building.
In a store room of the Cafe Savarin
a tiny blaze cracked and spurted, un
heeded, until . It worked its way to
the elevator shaft. Then gusts of, air
took the growing flame, hurled it up
ward, and in the flash of an eye the
upper floors of one of the pioneer
metropolitan skyscrapers were in
flames.
French Cabinet Resigns.
Paris. The Caillaux cabinet fell
when every member unexpectedly re
signed. It was generally believed the
ministry would be overthrown by the
deputies within a few days, in view
of the crisis precipitated. The resig
nation of the foregn minister, Justin
De Selves, occurred when he declin
ed to back up the premier in his
statement regarding recent negotia
tions between Germany and France,
resulted in immediate dissensions in
the cabinet.
Death Sentence Given Preacher.
Boston. Clarence V. T. Richeson,
formerly pastor of the exclusive Im
manuel Baptist church of Cambridge,
towed his head in superior court and
confessed that he murdered Avis Lin
conlesaea immediate!,
nell, music student, and immediately
was sentenced to electrocution during
the week of May 19. Richeson's for
mal pleading to the first dogreo mur
der charge of guilt, by which ho tc
knowledgod he sent cyanide of polas"
slum to the pretty music student, in
the guise of a drug.
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TURKSHSHIPSE SUNJSJ
THE DEADLY
THE ITALIAN FL
TURKS MADEaPOQ .FlpTp
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arge Number ' of Ottoman Seamen
Were Killed anil Drowned in ,
the Fight. . .3'
Rome, Italy.--Seven;-Tarkish-y-boats
were sunk and large nunf's
of Turkish tars were drowned or kijje- ,
ed in the first important naval .en
gagement of the Tiirco-Italian ,.wrf ;
"on January 7, according to an official
account given out here.
The ba"ttie was fought out on the
Red Sea&pTherurks were preparing i"
to convoy a; mfitary expedit'im- which '
was to cro$sAypt and'joHi .the Juf
kish forces' iuTripou., t. ,
The number of Tt4-l3i saiiv)iwhd
were drowned was n6t&TV.5iqut. Af
ter the Italian ships had leered- the
Turkish '.'war vessels with broadsides
of sbiel'irand projectiles the Turk tars
swarmed into the sea. Great numbers
of them were picked up by smaii
craft from the Italian gunboats.
A Turkish yacht in convoy was noi
fired upon. She is ' being sent to
Rome.
The Italian warships which took the
principal part in the battle were the.
cruiser Piemonte and the destroyed
Garibaldino and - Artigliere. The commander-in-chief
had' received orders
to destroy or capture the Turkish .
gunboats, as advtos had been receiv
ed that they, were transporting Turk
ish troops'" destined ten reinforce the
Turkish army in Cyrenaica by way of
Egypt. '
As soon as the Italian warships
Piemonte, Garibaldino and Arttgtte?
encountered 'the Turkish gunboats, a
short distance out of the Bay of Kun
fida, they sent shots across their
bows and. called on them to surren
der. The Turkish vessels gave no, sign
of compliance. The Italians immedi
ately opened a terrific fire, throwing
in a hail of shells from their broad
sides. '" '
The Turkish gunners replied feebly,
but did not succeed in striking the
Italian vessels. '
All seven of the Turkish boats were
soon on fire and in a few minutes be
gan to sink.
Boats were lowered from tne Ital
ian , warships, which picked up many
Turkish seamen, but a large number
were drowned.
London. The Turkish vessels de
stroyed , by Italian warships wero
those which took refuge at Suez, sev
eral weeks ago, according to a dis
patch from . a news agency in Rome.
As a. result of protests by Italy, the
dispatch adds, the Egyptian authori
ties disarmed the . vessels and tne
Turkish commander subsequently ob
tained permisssion to leave. While de
parting the flotilla was overtaken by
the Italian warships and sunk.
GETTYSBURG CELEBRATION
Veterans of Blue and Gray to Meet
on Battlefield.
Washington. The movement for a
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fitting celebration in 1913 of the fif
tieth anniversary of the battle of Get-. .
tysburg took definite form when the
Pennsylvania commission, having the
matter in charge, appeared before tne
joint congressional committee and
made public its plans.
It is proposed to have the celsbra
tion extended over the first four days
of July, and the most important fea
ture will be the laying of the corner
stone of a great peace memorial to be
erected by the nation at the entrance
to the. battlefield.
' The plan contemplates the construc
tion on the Emmitsburg turnpike of'.',
a stately memorial signifying unity"
and peace, taking the form of an. arch
or gateway, to be surmounted by a '
heroic '. statue of Abraham Lincoln. ,
Veterans' from the Civil war are ex
pected to 'attend from all over the
country, South, as well as North, , at
the expense of the several states, and
three states have already taken ac
tion With - this end in view.
Morse Goes to Hot Springs.
Washington. Charles W. Morse,
the New York banker, was ordered
transferred from Fort McPherson,
Ga., to the army general hospital, at
Hot Springs, Ark. President Taft and
Attorney General Wickersham decid
ed upon the, transfer, ..believing ' spe
cial medical treaL.ieir necessary.
vpaii of h's phys r condition,
Morse recently was, J
Fort McPherson
tipnltcr-.tiary. wher
isf erred to
j the Atlanta,
vas serving
jof the bank-
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