North Carolina Newspapers

    11 fulfil if ff?Tf
Year, la Aihraacs.
NO. 41.
The famous fiddling senator
from tennessee passes
) in washington, d. c.
Was Known as "Fiddling' Bob" Be
I cause He Carried a Violin During
His Campaigns.
Washington. Robert Love Taylor,
United States senator from Tennes
see, "Fiddling Bob," to all the South,
died here, unable to withstand the
shock of an operation for gallstones
"Fiddling Bob" Taylor, so known
because he played his way Into the
hearts of his audiences, carrying his
violin wherever he campaigned, was
61 years old. He was born at Happy
Valley, In eastern Tennessee, but
spent most ofvhis life at Nashville,
practicing law. He belonged to an
office-holding family. His father was
a representative in congress and com
missioner of Indian affairs, and an un
cle was in the Confederate senate.
Once pension agent at Knoxvllle,
thrice governor of Tennessee, from
1887 to 1891, and 1897 to 1899, Sena
tor Taylor forged his way to the na
tional house of representatives from
the same congressional district that
had previously sent his father to con
gress and later his brother, Alfred
A. Taylor, whom he subsequently de
feated for governor.
Senator Taylor was a Cleveland
Democrat. He had served in the sen
ate since January,' 1907, his principal
activity being in good roads and the
Lake-to-the-Gulf deep "waterway proj
ect 1 His last speech in the senate was
made last July In advocacy of a Con
federate monument bill.
Two Democrats and Two Republicans
from New Mexico and Arizona
Take Seats.
Washington. Four senators from
- the new states of Arizona and New
- Mexico now enlarge the membership
of the upper branch of congress to
ninety.-slx. The new men, all law
yers, are Marcus Aurellus Smith of
Tucson, Henry F. Ashurt of Prescott,
Ariz., Democrats, and Thomas Ben
ton Catron of Santa Fe and Albert
Bacon Fall of Three Rivers, N. M.,
Both Senators-elect Smith and Ca
tron have already served as delegates
in congress. Mr. Fall was an asso
ciate justice of the territorial supreme
rourt under President Cleveland, but
differed with his party during that re
gime and has since been an active Re
publican. Mr. Ashurt nas been a state
senator. He is 36 years old.
These four new senators change the
political strength of the senate to con
sist of 51 Republicans and 43 Demo
crats; one senatorship from Colorado
is vacant.
Suartme Court Hears State Rate Cases
Washington. Their bulk and im
portance rank the group of state rate
cases taken up for consideration by
h Simreme court as he biggest
cases to come before that tribunal
this term. State rate laws and orders
in Missouri, Kentucky,-West Virginia,
n-oirnn . Minnesota. . Arkansas and
Ohio will, stand or fall by the decis
ion of the court. State rate orders
Mrallv every state In the im
ion will be swept out of existence if
th. -mirt finds that the orders and
laws now in question burden inter
state commerce.
Prominent Macon, Ga., Youth Killed.
Mannn lR. Charles Hall Taylor, a
scion of one of the most prominent
families in Macon and connectea wun
ty,a host blood of this section of the
state was shot and killed on the door
steps' of G. F. Tyndall, a laundry wag
on driver, when the latter came home
and found Taylor with his arms about
his young Blster-in-law. Tayior, wno
was 22 years of age, died in the city
konitai . fwentv minutes after the
shooting. Tyndall. ia locked up
charged with murder.
n.:l. Dame. Ga.. Looted.
m i ' ' '
Although government
and police official refuse to give out
- ii . iM .Ana,i1 frh tha mat.
any mrormauua m c&n
ter, several arrests were made which
ind'iuate that extensive robberies of
the mail have been systematically car--i
fnr 11 considerable period, and
that the total amounts go far up Into
. hnnaanda. Under arrest in con
nection with these charges are "Cull
Earl, baggage agent for the Rome
Transfer company, and Jim Carter,
colored, porter and bus driver for the
same companyA
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Senator from' Tennessee.
n New York Roosevelt Gets Only
Seven Out of Ninety Delegates
to National Convention.
The results of the election con
tests In New York were not favorable
tn fnlnnftl Roosevelt, and he has left
New York for Hhe West, declaring1
the Taft methods are "scandalous.
In New York City and state the
Roosevelt candidates were defeated
by an estimated vote of 8 to 1. It is
declared Roosevelt will not have more
than 7 of the 90 delegates of New
York to. the national, convention.
In Indiana the coat est was closer.
hut President Taft's friends easily
controlled the state convention and
elected Taft delegates. The Roose
velt supporters, however, alleged that
"steam-roller" methods were used
and bolted and named delegates of
hair own , . '('
New York. Victory for organiza
tion delegates to the Republican na
tional convention, who were opposed
in 17 congressional districts of New
York state at primaries by candidates
named by the Roosevelt supporters,
was claimed an hour after the polls
had closed by the state and county
organization chairmen.
The Drimary elections m tnis cuy,
where most of the contests arose,
were made chaotic by one of the
onni hniint. mix-uDS known for many
years and returns from the election
were considerably delayed.
Tnilianftnolla. Controlling the In
diana Rpnublican convention by a ma
jority of 105 of the 1,439 delegates,
supporters of President lan eiwwu
their four candidates for delegates at
large to the national convention and
instructed to vote for the renomlna-
tlon of the president.
Mayor of Rock Island, III., Orders Po-
lice to Open Fire on uppgnsm.
x i. toionri Til Three . nersons
IIUIB. joiouu, . . ; -
were killed and nine seriously wound-
a m j. i
ed in a riot that grew out oi sirainea
' hatwopn Mvor Schriver.
and many of his opponents. The riot
was a climax to a seues oi uuuc.
, l. ta-ar nlffhta. which, how-
IH uuo yaob v " -a , -
ever, have not resulted In any one
being hurt.
ti ta Koiiand nurnoriTiea nave me
situation well In hand. The local.and
t . n . 4- A
the Moline companien xjl biic 6"'
men, with tne pouce, viuus
whatever trouble might have come
after the first clash.
. v. r hundred stormea do-
A, U1UU vi. m." r
lice headquarters where two leaders
of previous disorders werw iu
Ti-iii-a and R rones wero uuuou
Unable to aulet
uiiw6u " -- -
the rapldlyBwelllng mob. Mayor
Schriver, in personal cnarge oi vv
lice squad, ordered the officers to
charge. .
A volley was firea. ror a mouicu
- .fin Th horlfled citizens
slowly retreated. On the ground lay
twelve prostrate lorms.
at u. Icllled in Mine ExDlotlon,
Welch, W. Va. Eighty-two men
i.iii a ttr a aa exdoslon in the
were - .
Jed Coal and Coke company's mine
at Jed, W. Va., a nan aozeu
. nniv eleven men-escap-
iruw ucic. j ... . . .
ed alive and one of those died with
in an hour after being brought to the
t Tha exnloston took place
nn and orobably .-only the
eleven men working at the foot of
the shaft had a chaaee for their
lives They readily made their way
w the cages wmca wero uut
aged.. ,
Only Two of the Allen Gang Who
Commuted Five Murders Are
. Now at Large.
Hillsville, Va. Frlel Allen, a blue
eyed stripling of 17, youngest of the
eight of the Aleln gang, each indict
ed for the five murders in the Car
roll county court house a fortnight
ago, was taken in a carriage shed
at the home of his father, Jack Allen,
eight miles from. here. He cheerful
ly submitted to arrest, and he occu
pies a cell in the Hillsville jail with
his cousin, Claude Swanson Allen,
who surrendered without resistance
to the detectives.
Only Sldna Allen, a man of middle
aee. and his youne nephew, Wesley
Edwards, both bold mountaineers of
reckless daring, are fugitives. They
are the last of the outlaw band whose
fusillade killed a judge, sheriff, pros
ecutor, juror and bystander on March
the 14th.
Friel Allen deserted the. two men
still at large and brought back their
ultimatum of defiance. Both are pre
pared to resist until death.
A father's anxiety to have his
youngest son spared a terrible death
in the mountains Is assumed to be
the cause of Friel Allen's capture.
Jack Allen was not involved in the
courthouse shooting, but it is known
that since 'his son, Friel, joined the
outlaws he has been endevarlng to
advl&ghira to submit to the mercy of
the'sSV; Just how the parent com
municated with the boy has not been
Hillsville had hardly digested the
excitement Incident to Claude Allen's
bloodlesai capture when Friel Allen
emiinnpd into town, the prisoner of
Detectivxe Thomas L. "Felts, leader of
the mountain campaign against tne
outlaws, and Detective E. C. S'S'39r Stephenson declared he felt
' a - ,rrr H was due to him. "'I nev-
wno. lUKCLiie, tie arrest.
;TU y?Udg "mountaineer of slender
build and . boyish face was unhand
cuffed and cantered into town with
smiles and nods to those who recog
nized him. He showed, however, the
lll-effecta of two weeks - with little
food or shelter.
The vounz Drisoner talked glibly of
his conversations with Sidna Allen
ana Wesley1 Edwards. The former, he
said, aamlt4 IV Judge Thorn
ton L. MaBsle, while iuw ue -knowledged
shooting Commonwealth's
Attorney William M. Foster, ms own
part in the tragedy he discreetly evad
ed discussing. He Drougni. uuwctc,
first hand Information of the desper
ate straits of Sidna Allen, leader of
the band, and his consciousness ui
guilt. ;
Anthracite Men Called Out Bituml-
nous Workers Settle With Operators.
i nhin Tha first step to-
ward a stoppage In coal production
in the United States as a result oi
the miners' wage disputes was taken,
when the union ordered 170.000 min
ers in the anthracite regions oi uu
sylvanla to lult work.
tko ansnenslon was ordered be
cause the operators refused to grant
the union's demand for increased pay.
The shutting down of the mines, un
ion officials say, will cause a loss
noi nrnduction of the country
of 7,083,000 tons of anthracite coal
a month, and will email a iosa
fn fh miners of not less than
$350,000 fo revery day they remain
TifAnmirea to Induce miners and op
erators to renew negotiations broken
off in New York several weeKS ago
are already talked of.
Settlement of the bituminous min
ers' wage scale on a basis satisfactory
to both sides was announced as havr
ing been practically settled.
A subcommittee to which the opera
tors and miners' conference had re
ferred a compromise offer by the
miners said it had agreed to settle
ment, and the terms were being
drawn up.
Senate GuaVds Pension Secrets.
Washington. Declaring the pension
roll of honor which could not possi
bly be tainted with fraud or dishonor,
the senate refused to make public the
names of the 1.000.000 persons who
are drawing $157,980,000 - annually
from the United States government
The senate refused to let the light
Into the skeleton closet of the pen
sion bureau. However, there U a pro
vision in the bill directing tha com
missioner of pensions to prepare a
list of the pensioners la each state
, and county.
ir w
Medill McCormick, campaign man
ager for those who are seeking to nom
inate Roosevelt, has opened offices in
Washington. .
Five Members of- Special. Committee
- Declare Lorimer Had No Knowl
edge of Corruption.
Washington. Senator Stephenson
of Wisconsin, octogenarian million
aire banker and lumberman, retains
his .seat. By a vote of 40 to 34 the
senate declared his election valid
and rejected the charge that $107,-
793, which the senator admitted
spending in the Wisconsin primaries,
had been used corruptly.
Tweny-eight Republicans and 12
Democrats voted to hold Senator bte
phenson's election a valid one. Eigh
teen Democrats and sixteen Republi
cans voted to . declare. It corruptly
. Jfj'11 S'-v was due to him. '1 nev
a vindication-. ., , mv
ZJy years of
. uc. lucftrge instltu
active management of Jv-thou
nona i nave ;Tipioyeu ov - ,
. 1L i ft ons.ot ta-tn
sand men thre noneratl, ,
-and never a st- f
used a dollar ' '
primer of Illinois won an
overhSr8 vlndication at th!
overwnejr special committee of
,3it senators who have finished a
second investigation oi ma eiwuuu
by the Illinois legislature In 1909.
Edward Hines. the millionaire lum
berman, referred to In the investiga
tion as "the man who put Lorimer
over," also got a-vindication by the
committee. It had been charged that
Hines raised a corruption fund of
$100,000 to elect Lorimer to the sen
The Colonel Grows Virulent at Chi
cago In Denouncing Taft Methods.
Chicaeo. Colonel Rooseveft's most
tinging campaign speech thus far
was delivered here. He lashed nis
opponents, and charged some of them
with nsine fraud and trickery to de
feat him. Colonel Roosevelt said it
was a fighting speech. It was de
livered before a throne wmen pacK-
ed the auditorium and cheered him
enthusiastically. The primaries In
Nftw York furnished the text for his
speech and he cited a number of in
stances in which he saia nis oppon
ents had resorted to improper prac
tices to defeat him. He expressed
belief that in the great majority of
lUatricta of the country the people
were with him, and that the opposi
tion was attempting to defeat him hy
methods which he characterized .as
New York. Characterising the
primary in New York county aa a
"farce," Charles . H. Duell, chairman
of the Roosevelt committee of the
city 'of New York, after a conference
with Roosevelt leaders, appealed to
Governor Dix to declare the primary
invalid and provide for a second pri
mary. Samuel S. Koenig, chairman
Senator Bob Taylor Very III.
Washington: Senator Talyor of
Tennessee, who has been ill for sev
eral days with an aggravated gall
stone trouble, was much worse after
a restless night. His case so far has
failed to yield to treatment and his
condition is regarded as precanuu.
Farmers' National Congress.
Washington. President George M.
Whitaker announced the 1912 meeting
of the Farmers' National Congress
would bo held in Nw Orleans inNo-
umhpf f
Two Other Regiments Go To Camp
Glenn Will be the First Encamp
' inent For Ambulance Company Or
ganized Recently.
Raleigh. The MUtary Advisory
Board of the North Carolina National
Guard consisting of Governor Kitch-
in, ex-officio chairman; Adjutant Gen
eral Leinster, Quartermaster General
F. A. Macon, Brigade Commander B.
S. Royster, Col. J. T. Gardner, First
Infantry, Col. J. N. Craig, Third In
fantrymet in the governor's office
and arranged for the program for the
outdoor season of the three North Car
olina regiments.
, It was decided to send the Third
Regiment to participate in the joint
manouvers to be held at Annlston,
Ala., July 6th to 15th; the Second
Regiment will go to the encampment
at Camp Glenn, July 3rd to 12th; the
First Regiment to the encampment at
Camp Glenn, July 16th to 25th.
It, was further decided to give the
post exchange privilege at- Camp
Glenn to the commanding officers of
the camp during the period of each
encampment. All of the profits ac
cruing from the operations of the
post exchange are to be divided
among the company organization and
to construct a suitable building at
Camp Glenn to be used in the fucure
as a post exchange.
The decision of the board means
that three Raleigh military compa
nies, Company M, infantry, regiment
al band and Ambulance company, will
take part In the joint manouvers at
Annlston, Ala. The Infantry com
pany and band participated at similar
manouvers several years ago at Chic
amauga Park, . Ga., andrthe war tac
tics at Anniston will not be entirely
new to some of the members of those
two companies; however, the Ambu
lance company has only recently been
organized and this will be the mem-
I bers first trip to participate in joint
"un- nouvers.
Citv Liable For Over $5,000.
The city of Asheville, the defen
dant in the case of Buncombe county
board of education vs. City of Ashe
ville, in which the board is seekin?
to collect about $9,000 In lieu c! fines
collected in city police court, through
city attorney J. Frazk.r Glena, has
filed with the clerk of superior court
a bill of exceptions to the report of
Mr. W. D. Turner of Statesville. to
whom the case was referred by the
court In which the case is pending Mr.
Turner heard the evidence in tha case
several weeks ago and later submit
ted his report, in which he ound that
the city is liable to the board of edu
cation for over $5,000 of the sura sued
Are On A Good Roads Tour,
Greensboro has been host to 150
citizens of Davidson county, the via
itors coming here under the personal
chaoeronaze of Elitor H. It. Varne
being winners in a contest recentlr
conducted by The Lexington Dispatch
The object of the. visit was primarily
to get a first-hand lesson in good read
building and the advantages whica
come from such. Editor Varner nov;
being In the midst of a campaign for
an improved system of roals in Dav
The Educators Meeting Closed.
The meeting of the county nuperin
tendentaof education, which has been
in session for several days, has closed.
The meetings were attended by sixteen
out of the twenty-one superintendents
In the district, and was said to nave
been the best ever held. One morning
was ' spent In visiting- the i:rious
schools of the city, and the visitors
were given an automobile ride over
the city, visiting various point of in
A Very Serious Street Affray.
A niatol battle occurie-l on ' :
streets of Rockingham befveen sevtr
al linemen in tha employ of the ac.
kin River Pwe- Company and the
local offlce.-i .md aa a re-.ult of which
Deputy Carl C Shoes is seriously
shot. Deputy Sheriff Ai.?1hi Browu 1
shot In the let", hand a i Lineal
George Hinson Is wounded twlca In
the neck and In the lower part of the
body. Three of the linemen are In
jail with their heads more or less
severely pommeled by clubs Li the
hands of the policemen.
Excellent Record Made The Woman's
Betterment Association is Doinj
Some Good Work.
Lenoir. From a recent report issueo.
by Superintendent Y. D. Moore, some
very interesting facts are to be culled
concerning the public schools of Cald
well county.
There are 76 rural districts in the
county, and the last school, except one
closes in another week. The average
term has been about 85 days. Only
three of the schools closed short of
four months; two on account of the
low attendance caused by Impassable
roads and one because of sickness in
the family of a teacher. .
More schools, have supplemented
the four months' term this year than
ever before; some of them even length
ening their term as much as six weeks.
The funds for this purpose have gen
erally been raised by private suo-
scription and box suppers. '
"Enrollment of pupils has been as
eood as any previous year, but Jthe
great amount of snow and rain with.
the almost impassable condiiton of the
roads has decreased the average atten
dance at least 15, per cent," says Mr.
The Woman's Eetterment Associa
tion Is doing some work that is
worthy of great commendation. At
its first regular meeting of the year
in the graded school auditorium sev
eral days ago much important - bus
iness was transacted. Committees
were appointed to place bookcases iu
the various rooms of the graded school
for the library books belonging to eaca
grade; to look after the annual spring
cleaning; and to visit the county home
for the purpose of assisting and mak
ing any suggestions that will be help
ful to the parties In charge.
North Carolina New Enterprises.
New enterprises incorporatea are as
follows: J." B. Fairchild & Company,
nf Benson: chartered 'to do a general ,
dry goods business. Authorized capital
stock is 110.000. with $3,500 paid In by
J. B. Failcloth, M. J. Herring and H.
W. Darden. Town Folk Telephone
romnanv. of Fulp. Stokes county; to
construct and maintain telephone lines.
Authorized capital stock $5,000, wita
180 Daid in by Charles Bodemheimefc
E. Fulp, Barker Bros, and J. V. Sfar-
shall. Eastern Carolina Land ana
Lumber Company, of Kinston; to do
rnral lumber business. Capital stoca:
is $100,000, with $25,000 paid In by Wm.
Hayes, D. D. Hayes and Orin wee it.
Rarker-Paschall Lumber Company, oi
Golston; to do a general lumber bus
iness. Authorized capital stock is
$50,000, with $3,000 paid in by O. u.
Barber, N. F. Barber and J. G. Pascb
Criticises County Matters.
The erand lury of the Wake county
minerlor court in its final report, pass
ed drastic criticisms on a number of
county matters, especially the action
of the county board of education m al
lowing the county superintendent, J.
V Judd. two months vacation to at
tend college on full pay and with.
$250 allowed for expenses, and tnat
th siioerintendent of public instroc-,
tion cost the county $3,428, of. which
$2,934 was salaries and $491 traveling
expenses, both items being considered
excessive. It is notable In this con-"
nectlon that E. W. Clement, the fore
man of the grand jury making the
criticisms Is a son of Rev. G. W. Clem
ent, who was for twelve years county
superintendent prior to the coming of
Superintendent Judd.
Law and Order League For Louisburs.
F"or some time there nave, been.
flagrant infractions of the law, partic
ularly the prohibition law, in tne gooa
county of Franklin. For the most
part blind tiger3 have successfully
eluded the strong arm of the law. Sen
timent has been . gradually growing
against them. The local ministers
liavA been discussing the situation
publicly and privately for several
weeks. At their invitation Rev. K. u. .
Davis, superlntnedent of the North
Carolina Anti-Saloon League, deliver
ed two masterly addresses here. As
the result of these meetings some
forty or fifty determined men met in
the Sunday School room of the Baptist
church and organized a "Law and Or
der League."
A Homicide at Hickory.
In the colored section of Hickory.
Will Dellinger shot and klled Bean.
Carson. Dellinger was drinking and
had raised a row in a pool room with.
Roy Wilson, whom he shot at and
missed. After leaving the pool room
he started towards his home in the
eastern section of the colored settle
ment He met Carson and began
quarreling with him, drew his pit.oI
and shot-two or three times, kilhns
him instantly. There were sever-it
witnesses to the tragedy. Dei-iasif
w as arrested and locked up.

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