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VOL. XXII. 7 PLYMOUTH, C.JRIDAY. MARCH 22, 1912 NO. 39.
ORTH CM
IS IN THE LEAD
THIS STATE RANKS FIRST IN
-WORK OF ROCKEFELLER SAN
ITARY COMMISSION.
MUCH MONEY WAS EXPENDED
Second Annual Report ' Shows That
Nine States Are in Fight Against
Dreaded Hookworm Disease List of
Counties With Free Dispensaries.
Raleigh. The Rockfeller Sanitary
Commission has just issued its sec
ond annual report. This report shows
that in the fight against hookworm
disease in nine states for the year
1911 the Commission has expended
$148,407.-4. (Of this amount $18,621.06
came to North Carolina).' Th statos
themselves have expended $30,388.73.
(North Carolina $9,300.00). There
have been treated during the year in
these nine states 140,387 persons,
(North Carolina being credited with
45,881 of them). This mean3 that of
every $1.05 (in North Carolina 40
cents) or for every $1.27 (in North
Carolina 60 cents) expended by the
Commission and the states, a human
being has been benefited in health
and helped to a higher and better
scale of living.
These organizations have by pre
liminary survey demonstrated the
presence, of the infection in 719 of
the 884 counties in ten states, (in
North Carolina in 99 of the 100 coun
ties) ; have completed the definite in
fection survey in 87 counties in nine
stae, (21 of these are in North aro
v 1 a) ; and for thi3 survey have ex
amined microscopically 37,267 (in
North Carolina 11,287) rural children
from 6 to 18 years of age have com
pleted the definite sanitary survey in
125 counties (of these 44 are in North.
Carolina) and have inspected 43.44S
rural homes (13,182 of them being in
North Carolina.)
In nine states 85 counties (27 in
North Carolina) have appropriated
from county funds for the local ex
penses of the county dispensaries for
the free treatment of hookworm dis
ease, $10,799.60 (in North Carolina
$4,300.00) from the 17 counties where
the dispensary work was complete.
Flagman Is Fatally Injured.
While coupling cars at the depot,
Robey Montgomery, a flagman on the
Carolina & North-Western Railway,
was instantly killed in the attempt to
adjust a knuckle on an automatic coup
ler. He had signed the engineer to
back up the caboose and the couplings
failed to catch, knocking the caboose
some distance up the track. Mont
gomery stooped to adjust th-coupling
and without warning the caboose roll
ed down on him, catching him be
tween the two couplings midway be
tween his chest and back, crushing
him to death.
Roads Are In Need of Repair.
Guilford county's system of macad
am roads is in sore need of repair and
the county commissioners are face to
face with a problem which it is said
is giving considerable annoyance and
worry to the commissioners of other
counties which have many miles of
ma'cadam. In thi county the 'binder"
or top surface, is gone in many In
stances, and no substances of suffi
cient strength to hold the loose rock
has been found, despite repeated ex
periments. ' A year ago tar and oil
was placed on the High Point road,
but this has already failed.
Right-of-Way For New Road.
.Engineer Fallis and M. S. Ozment,
superintendent of the roads in the
end of the county near Mooresville,
have made a canvass of the territory
between that point and Mr. A. A. Ga
briel's, on the Statesville road, and
have secured rights-of-way on the en
tire route for the new road to be
built. Not a land-owner raised any
serious objection, and all signed the
1 right-of-way agreement to the satis
faction of all concerned. The road
forces have about completed the grading.
Set Date of Primary Election.
April 1st-was set as-the date for the
primaries for the selection of munici
pal officers by the Democratic Munic
ipal Executive Committee of Fayettte
rille. The election, which is a mere
'ormality, a3 no opposing ticket is
ver named, will be held May 1st. The
candidates for mayor seemed to have
larrowed down to C. B. Ledbetter.
hairman of the Street and Fire Com
Bfttces of the Board of Aldermen avid
fohn Underwood, who opposed Mayor
IeNeill last year. An unusually large
tod of candidates have appeared.
DAMAGE IN NORTH CAROLINA
Rainfall Was the Heaviest Experieno
ed in 19 Years Much Property
and Live Stock Damaged.
Charlotte. Damage and disastei
are left in the wake of a terrific wind
and rain storm which passed over the
Piedmont section of the Carolinas."
The rainfall was the heaviest in the
past 19 years. In less than 12 hours
a precipitation of 4.40 inches was reg
istered here while Salisbury records
six inches.
Reports of great damage to prop
erty and loss of live stock, are com
ing in from all points. The Catawba
river, 11 miles . from Charlotte, nor
mally three feet deep, had risen 27
feet in twelve hours and wa
steadily rising at the rate of 14 inches
an hour. Many bridges , on this
stream have been swept away. The
costly concrete and steel structure
at Sloan's ferry, nearly completed,
succumbed. Many towns in this sec
tion have been without lights and
street car service at intervals as a re
sult of trouble experienced by the
Southern Power Company, which fur
nishes power throughout the Pied
mont section.
In Winston-Salem and vicinity the
damage is conservatively estimated at
$250,000.
Despite the cloudburst, the citizens
face a water famine, owing to a
break in the dam at the waterworks.
Homes are flooded and cabins and
outhouses washed away. In Forsyth
county bridges have been demolished
and sections of the best roads washed
away. ' .
North Carolina New Enterprises.
The following charters were issued
by the secretary of state: The Elec
trical Engineering and Constructing
Company, of Raleigh, to do a general
contracting for electrical work such
as wiring, installing fixtures, etc. Au
thorized capital stock is $15,000, of
which $10,000 is common stock , and
$5,000 preferred. The company may
begin business when 51,500 has been
paid in. Incorporators "are S. T. Stew
art, C. N. Freeman and B. E. Taylor.
The Liberty Loan and Real Estate
Company, of Henderson; to do a gen
eral real estate business. Authorized
capital stock is $10,000, with $1,000
paid in by G. W. Hawkins, Dr. J. E.
Baxter, Henry Gates and others.
Officers Destroy Large Still.
Revenue Officer J. M. Davis, Depu
ty Sheriff Ward and Mr. Durand Davis
have returned to Statesville after
another long horse back trip through
the mud to the little Brushy Moun
tains in the extreme northern section
of the county, where they must go oc
casionally to put the plants of the
moonshiners out of commission. On
this trip the officers destroyed an un
usually large plant and along with it
no small amount of its product. The
moonshiners had just made a "run"
and having been put wise as to the
approach of the officers, had hid the
big 90-gallon still at a point in the
woods a mile from the plant, and in
a gulley in an old field had been
placed a 48-gallon barrel of liquor.
Should Not Tax Church Property. :
Rt. Rev. Robert Strange, D. D.,
bishop of the Diocese of Eastern
North Carolina, appeared before the
corporation commission in support of
the contention that extensive prop
erty in Newbern that is administered
for church and benevolent purposes
should not be taxed. The property
is mostly real estate, devoted to tene
ment rentals yielding about $1,000
gross income. It was left to the
church by the late E. M. Forbes of
Newbern, the general objects of the
Eastern Carolina Diocese, Christ
church, Newbern, and certain educa
tional and benevolent work being the
principal purposes to which the reve
nue is devoted.
School Contracts Finally Signed.
The Rubicon has been crossl, and
the board of school commissioners of
Charlotte has burned its bridges be
hind it. The boad ordered the con
flagration set at once more than a
week ago, but the formal act of igni
tion has just been performed by
Mayor Bland In the signing of con
tracts for the erection of five school
buildings. The' total cost is to be
$79,000.
Funds For Two Farm-Life Schools.
Statesville people during the last
week have been solicited for funds for
th Alexander Farm-Life, Industrial
and Bible Training School at Hidden
ite' by Mary Elizabeth Moore, the
founder and principal. This school,
located in the mountains of Alexander
county, is for the training of colored
beys and girls and has on its board of
trustees a number of ihe leading peo
ple of Statesville, and according to
Its prospectus, will fill a needed want
for the colored youth of the piedmont
section of the state
DY1IIIE 801
SENT TO JUDGE
ATTEMPT IS MADE ON THE LIFE
' OF JUDGE OTTO ROSALKY
OF NEW YORK CITY.
SENT THROUGH THE MAIL
Chief Egan Badly Injured When the
Bomb Exploded Rosalky Es- .
caped Unhurt.
New York. An attempt to- kill
Judge Otto Rosalsky of the court of
general sessions, with a bomb, came
near being successful. It was only a
defect said to be a small accumu
lation of dirt in the mechanism of
the infernal machine which the jus
tice had unsuspectingly opened, that
saved him from probable death or
certain injury. The bomb later ex
ploded while being examined by In
spector Owen Egan of the bureau of
combustibles, seriously injuring him
about the face and arms. I
The intended victim of the explo
sion has been given a great deal of
publicity lately in connection with the
Brandt case. It was Judge Rosalsky
who sentenced Brandt to a 30-year
term for burglary at Mortimer L.
Schix's home in 1907, and who recent
ly reversed his action.
The attack upon the jurist is the
first case of such violence attempted
against a judge here within memory,
and it set the whole machinery of
the police speedily at work on the
mystery. The bomb came by mail.
v-5 The home of Judge Otto A. Rosals
ky of the court of general sessions,
where a bomb delivered to him , by
mail exploded was the scene of renew
ed excitement caused by the appear
ance of a man who wildly kicked at
the door and demanded admittance.
The stranger was a shabbily dress
ed man who forced his way past the
hall attendants in the apartment
building on Riverside Drive and climb
ed six flights of stairs to see Judge
Rosalsky about some fancied griev
ance of "persecution of the tobacco
trust." Police -.were called and the
man was taken to Bellevue for ob
servation as to his sanity. He 'gave
his name as Wolf Berman and his
business as that of a cigar maker.
The police believed him to be in
sane, but harmless, and in no wise
.connected with the attempt made on
Judge Rosalsky's life with the bomb.
WARSHIPS TO PHILIPPINES
Significant Orders Are Issued by the
Navy Department.
Washington. Significant . orders
were issued from the navy depart
ment directing three of the big ar
mored cruisers of the Pacific fleet to
proceed at once to the Philippine Isl
ands for an indefinite stay. The navy
department will not admit that the
big vessels are to be attached to the
Asiatic fleet, but their arrival In the
Orient will give the United States the
most powerful foreign fleet, excepig
that of Japan, in touch with Chinese
waters. The vessels ordered to the
Philippines are the flagship Califor
nie, the South Dakota and Colorado,
now at Honolulu.
The vessels will go to Olongope,
where they will dock and hold their
spring target practice. Later the sup
ply ship Glacle will join them.
These cruisers, with the Maryland,
of the same type, constitute the Fa
ciflc fleet with base at San Francisco.
Their withdrawal will leave the west
coast without any naval vessels of
consequence in full commission, with
the exception of the cruiser Maryland,
all of the other armoredi ships being
now in reserve at Puget Sound, with
skeleton crew3. The Maryland 1 has
been conveying Secretary Knox be
tween the Cantral American port3
on the west side, and soon will ar
rive at San Diego for the target prac
tice of the Pacific 'torpedd fleet about
April 8.
Admiral Southland of the flagship
California, commands the three cruis
er squadron. Should he fall in with
Admiral Murdock's fleet, Southland,
being a junior admiral, would act un
der that officer's direction.
It is said at the navy department
that this cruise will be similar to
'.hose made in recent years
Operatives Get $10,000,000 Raise.
Boston. Wage increases aggregat
ing more than $10,000,000 will go into
the pockets of New England textile
workers during the next twelve
months, according to authoritative es
timates of the result of the present
upward trend of wages in cotton and
woolen mills. On the basis of an
annual payroll of $79,000,000 in the
woolen mills, the increase there will
amount to $3,600,000, while cotton
mill operatives will receive an ad
vance of $5,000,000. Fully 275,000 op
eratives will share In the ralsa
MARCH WINDS
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STRIKES PARALYZE TRADE
MINERS OF UNITED STATES MAY
JOIN STRIKERS OF GREAT
BRITAIN AND GERMANY.
SUFFERING IN ENGLAND
Price of Coal Is , Advancing Rapidly
as Result of World-Wide Strike
of Miners.
. ..The war in the coal world
continues to rage.
There are 250,000 miners out
in Germany and more are going
out. Martial law may be de-
clared. .
There are 1,000,000 miners out
in Great Britain. Trade is par-
alyzed and much suffering is re-
Dorted.
The anthracite coal miners of
the United States threaten to"
strike. '" t . . :
The prices of coal are jump-v
ing the world over.
Berlin, Germany. -The coal miners'
strike in the Great German coal fields
of Westphalia continues to spread.
There are over 240,000 men now on
strike and the situation is becoming
worse everywhere. It has taken a
most serious turn in several districts
and has resulted already in a fatal
conflict between the police and the
strikers in the district of Heme.
The feeling among the men is in
creasing in intensity owing to the
rigid repressive measures of the au
thorities, and it is officially reported
here that troops will be called out if
the police prove inadequate to deal
with the situation.
The answers of the mine owners,
including the Prussian state, which
runs its own mines, to the demands
of the unions in other German coal
fields, take the same stand as the
owners in Westphalia, declaring that
financial conditions do not permit the
granting of the full increase of wages
and the other demands of the miners,
so that strikes also are impending
there.
New York. The anthracite coal op
erators and the United Mine Workers
of America alike profess unyielding
adherence to their attitudes concern
ing the miners' demands. "The situ
ation looks very blue and the indi
cations point to a strike," declared
President John T. White of the min
ers. The operators . say positively
that they will make no concessions.
Texas Cotton Mills Defended.
Austin, Texas. In a letter to Gov
ernor Colquitt, State Labor Commis
sioner Starling vigorously challenged
a report emanating from the Federal
department of commerce and labor
to the effect that conditions in Tex
as cotton mills were deplorable, and
that wages paid put the names of
most men employees on the patron
age of loan sharks. The commission
er says that he hsa Investigated con
ditions, and there Is no truth in the
report.
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Champ Clark Gets Kansas.
Hutchinson, Kan. The Democratic
state convention after rejecting by a
vote of 310 to 283 a resolution intro
duced by the supporters of Woodrow
Wilson declaring for an uninstructed
delegation, unanimously adopted a
resolution instructing the Kansas del
egation to the national convention to
Titimm-e to cast the twenty votes
of this state as a unit for Champ
Clark. If it becomes evident that
Clark cannot be nominated the dele
gates will cast their votes for Wil
second choice.'
PLEA OF "NOT GUILTY"
FORTY-SIX DYNAMITERS ARE AR
RAIGNED IN U. S. COURT
AT INDIANAPOLIS.
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A Number of Demurrers Entered by
Attorneys for the Labor Men
Were Overruled.
Indianapolis, Ind. "Not guilty" was
the plea of forty-six men arraigned in
Federal court here on indictments
charging complicity in the alleged
conspiracy unlawfully to transport
dynamite from state to state. Judge
A. B. Anderson overruled all demur
rers of the defense, but granted thir
ty days for the filing of exception to
his ruling.
A motion to consolidate the cases,
made by United States District Attor
ney Charles Miller was sustained, but
the court consented to hear attorneys
for the defense, if they decide to pe
tition for separate trials. The court
instructed that the defendants ap
pear when presentation in the matter
is made. The trial was set for Oc
tober 1.
When Judge Anderson announced
he would overrule the demurrers to
the thirty-four indictments, he turned
to the defendants, for whom seats
had been arranged in tiers, and said:
"Gentlemen, do you know the nature
of the charges against you?"
"We do," came in a heavy chorus.
Then one by one the indicted men,
present or former labor union offi
cials from many sections of the coun
try, and headed by Frank M. Ryan,
president of the Bridge and Structu
ral Iron Wrorkers, arose as their
names were called by the clerk, and
responded: "Not guilty."
Attacks from many angles were
made upon the indictments charging
the defendants with aiding and abet
ting Ortie E. McManigal and John J.
and James B. McNamara in the trans
portation of dynamite on passenger
trains, with being principals with Mc
Manigal and thg McNamaras in the
illeeal acts and with having conspired
to volate the statutes prohibiting any
such transportation.
CONFIRM PITNEY NOMINATION
Mahlon Pitney of New Jersey Is Placed
on Supreme Court Bench.
Washington. Mahlon Fitney, chan
cellor of the state of New Jersey,
President Taft's nominee to succeed
the late Justice Harlan on the Su
preme bench, was finally confirued
by the senate by a vote of oO to 26.
These Republican senators voted
against Mr. Pitney's confirmation :
Bourne, Eristow, Kenyon, Cummms
and Poindexter.
These Democrats -oted aga'nst
him: Bacon. Bryan, Chamberlain, Cul
berson, Gardner, Gore, Hitchcock,
Johnson, Kern, Lea, Myers, Newlands,
O'German. Pomefc-ene, Rayner, Reed,
Shively, Smith of Georgia, Smith of
South Carolina, Taylor and Williams.
The senate's consideration of Jus
tice Pitney was in the fourth execu
tive session it has had on his nomina
tion and the vigorous fight against
him because of his decision in a
glass blowers' strike case did not
abate until the last moment.
Girl Gets Share of Hawley Millions.
New York. Miss Margaret Camer
on, known as the ward of Edwin Haw
ley, and whose real name is Emma
Sturgess has been deeded by the late
financier's heirs property estimated
to be worth $1,000,000 and allowed a
life income of $23,000 a year, accord
ing to a statement by John B. Stanch
field, attorney for the heirs. The set
tlement was made, in accordance with
a letter written by Mr. Hawley some
time before his death, requesting that
generous provision for Miss Camer
on be roads.
STORM SWEEPS '
SOUTH! STATES
NINE WERE KILLED, MANY IN.
JURED AND HEAVY PROPERTY
LOSS IN GEORGIA.
FARMERS LOSE MILLIONS
Crops Have Been Retarded and Fruit
Crop Is Menaced in Three
Southern States.
Nine persons are reported dead
and a heavy property loss is the
result of a cyclone which swept
over portions of Georgia and
Alabama. The damage to farm
crops is also reported to be very
heavy. The storm was one ot
the? most severe, and has cot-
ered a larger territory than any
in this section in recent years.
Atlanta. The total damage done
by the' flood in and near Atlanta
amounted to more than two hundred
thousand dollars. From every sec
tion of Atlanta and from most points
in the South come reports of great
destruction by the flood. It is prac
tically impossible to estimate the to
tal for the state.
The farmers of the state are bit
harder than any other interests. The
fields which have just been prepared,
for planting have been swept ' until
all signs of weeks of labor have diH
appeared, and where the crops were
planted the seeds have been washed
and beaten until there is no hope that
they will ever sprout. The flood mil
put the already month-late crop aa
additional two weeks behind in every
part of the state, while in many sec
tions it will cause planting to be at
least two months later than usual.
The corn crop of the state has been
cut almost in half by the floods, while
cotton lands have been so washed that
all preparations made last fall will go
for nothing. It is estimated that the
farmers of the state will suffer more
than ten million dollars in damages
from the 12-hour rainfall. Farmers
near Atlanta on the Chattahoochee
are regarding their fields, many of
which are 15 feet deep in water. In
dull despair, for the .bright jrisions
they had entertained of a bountiful
harvest have been ruthlessly shat
tered.
Headland, Ala. Five persons ; are
known to have been killed, a dozen
injured, several of them seriously,
and scores of buildings in both the
business and residence districts ol
Headland are total wrecks aa the re
sult of a cyclone which struck the
town, causing panic and confusion
among the 1,200 residents.
The dead are: J. C. Copeland, a
attorney; Barrentine, two chil
dren (initials unobtainable) ; two ne
groes. The injured are W. H. Alexander,
W. B. Aman, W. F. Irington, Mr. and
Mrs. Monk.
A relief fund of $1,000 was raised
among the citizens of Headland, and
it is being used for feeding and cloth
ing for the poorer class of people,
many of whom lost all in the wind
storm and deluge which followed
In Geneva county, according to the
meager advices obtainable, a boy was
killed and three other persons were
injured.
At Hartford, thirty miles away, a
son of Willy Adkins was killed out
right in the presence of members of
his family, and another boy is said to
have been badly hurt.
Columbia, S. C With all the riv
ers booming as a result of a terrific
downpour of rain, South Carolina had
a storm that was exceeded in dimen
sions enly by the memorable and dis
astrous flood of 1908. Reports from
the Piedmont section indicate that
damage there has been heavy. In Che
raw a heavy winstorm caused much
damage. Trains were delayed and
wire communication was hampered by
the sweeping waters.
So far only one death has been re
ported, that of Charles Ligon, a cot
ton buyer of Enore, Spartanburg
county, who was drowned while cross
ing a stream.
House - Passes Free Sugar Bill.
Washington. The Democratic free
sugar bill passed the house 198 to
103. Its passage was helped by 24 Re
publican votes, although this was off
set by the defection of seven Demo
crats from Louisiana and. Colorado.
At the last moment Representative
Martin, one 6t the Colorado members,
blocked an attempt to fix plana for
consideration of the excise tax MIL
which through taxation of incomes U
expected to make up revenues lost by
the free sugar measure.
    

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