-FOR GOD, -FOR COUNTRY AND FOR TRUTH
$1X0 a Yw, In Advane.
. VOL. XXIV
PLYMOUTH, N. C.t FRIDAY, JANUARY 2, 1913.
MUCH DAMAGE IS
DONE BY STORMS
IMANY LIVES ARE LOST IN THE
STORM ON THE COAST OF
' NORTH NEW JERSEY.
NUMBER OF TOWNS SUFFER
'Atlantic Coast It Lashed by Elements,
"' Huge Breakers Do Damage
i New York. New York and vicinity
-and miles of the north Jersey coast
suffered from a combination of wind,
Tain and tide, incident to a storm
which began at night and increased
In fury near dawn. Two barges, brok
en from their tow sank near the For
ker river, N. J., life-saving station with
,ja possible loss of ten lives; Seabrlght,
N. J., was partly inundated, many fish
ermen's shacks destroyed, hotels un
dermined and the' Central railroad of
New -Jersey put out of commission.
jSmall craft' here and there broke away
: If rom their moorings and were either
idamaged or lost. A car float ran
amuck in the East river, sinking1 mo
jtor boats, and the Erie station at Jer:
!aey City was flooded.
How many, if any perished on the
sinking barges will be determined
only when the identity of the craft
Seagirt, N. J. The storm which rag
ed along the northern New Jersey
coast left a trail of wreckage on the
beach for miles." The heavy surf wash
ed away houses, undermined streets
-.nd furrowed bulkheads, .
i The fishermen of Seabright were the
worst sufferers. Many who lived in
ihuts near the beach are homeless.
No loss of life was reported.
Ocean Park, Cal. TWenty-foot
.breakers, tumbling in on the crest
of the season's highest tide, "broke
-over bulkheads guarding the strand
and nearly drowned , between thirty
and forty men and women who were
breakfasting in the basement grill of
a fashionable hotel. The combs swept
over all barriers, smashing in the win-
dows, and fell upon the guests at
the table. Waiters and guests got
out before the second wave dashed in,
but a few minutes later there were
several feet of water in the grill.
: Los AcgoVoo Cal The highest tide
of the. year, topped by huge breakers
that rolled far inside 'the high water
mark, carried away and wrecked doz
ens of launches and yachts anchored
off the beach at Venice, a seaside re
sort, swept three ocean front resi
dences from their foundations and
destroyed an automobile road.
Cleveland, Ohio. Several persons
were injured and a score were buried
In wreckage when a shelter house on
Ontario street, on the southeast cor
ner of-the public square, was blown
down by the high winds which ac
companied the snow here. The shel
ter house was crowded with persons
waiting for street cars, when the
crash came:. The walls fell inward,
and men; women and children were
struck by timbers and broken glass.
None of the victims was fatally hurt.
FEAR for safety of japs
Rebels. May Retaliate for Shipments
of Arms to Federals From Japan.
Washington. The situation of for
eigners in Mexico who have incurred
the ill-will of the rebels is again giv
ing some concern to state department
officials. ,The Japanese ambassador
, called upon Acting Secretary Moore
to request that the United States gov
ernment do what it can to protect the
Japanese in El Paso and in other bor
There is some apprehension that
these Japanese may be made to feel
the weight of resentment bythe Con
stitutionalists because the 'Federals
are receiving supplies of arms and
ammunition from Japan, although it
has already been pointed out that
these goods are being delivered under
contracts made "by former Japanese
merchants last April.
Acting Secretary Moore promised to
Instruct the American consuls in the
rebel country to extend the same care
to Japanese as they would to Ameri
Courtmartial Finds Attache Guilty.
New York. laj. Charles B. Haga
dorn, military attache of the Ameri
can embassy in St. Petersburg, was
found- guilty by courtmartial of dis
obeying orders and sentenced to a
mild reprimand.' Before a "military
court at Governor's Island, Major
Hagadorn was tried for "willfully"
msobeyhig the command of the presi
dent of the United States to remain
at St. Petersburg until further orders.
The court amended the charge to
read "had failed to obey," striking out
the ords "willfully disobeyed.-
PHYA PRABHA KARAVONGSE
Phya Prabha Karavongse, the new
minister from 81am recently arrived
In Washington with his wife and two
children. All of them speak English
fluently, as the minister was connect
ed with the embassy In London for
BANKS WILL ENTER SYSTEM
NATIONAL BANKS WILL ACCEPT
NEW MONEY MEASURE
Likely to Be Rush to Enter the New
Currency System, Many Applica
Washington. What treasury offi
cials regarded as an indication of how
financial circles will receive the new
federal currency system." came from
Boston in a message to Secretary Mc
Adoo from the National Shawmut
bank, one of the largest institutions
in New England. The message de
clared that the executive committee of
the bank had voted unanimously to ad
vise its directors to accept the new
law and enter the system.
Many of the banks, realizing that
they cannot get in the first application
and not caring particularly about the
relative position they may obtain, are
understood to be awaiting.
Applications included those from
the following cities: Chattanooga,
Tenn.; Lynchburg, Va.; Columbia and
Sedalia, Mo.; Topeka and Parsons,
REBUKE FOR THE CARABAOS
President Tells Garrison and Dan
iels to Reprimand Officers.
Washington. President Wilson has
made public a letter addressed to Sec
retaries Garrison and Daniels, respect
ively, requesting that "a very serious
reprimand" be administered to those
army and navy officers who partici
pated in the recent dinner of the mil
itary order of the Carabao, at which
the administration's Philippine and
other policies were satirized.
The letter follows: ,
"The officers who were responsible
for the program of the evening are
certainly deserving of a very serious
reprimand, which I hereby request be
administered, and I cannot rid myself
of a feeling of great disappointment
that the general body of officers as
sembled at the dinner should have
greeted the carrying out of such a pro
gram with apparent indifference to the
fact that it violated some of the most
dignified and sacred traditions of the
"I am told that the songs and other
amusements of the evening were in
tended and regarded as 'fun.' What
are we to think of officers of the army
and navy of the United States who
think it fun' to bring their official
superiors into ridicule and the policies
of the government which they-, are
sworn to serve with unquestioning loy
alty into contempt? If this is their
idea of fun, what is their ideal of
duty? If they do not hold their loy
alty above all silly effervescence of
childish wit, what about their profes
sion they hold sacred?
Jaws of Americans Great Consumers
. New York. The jaws of the Amer
ican nation show away very year in
gum the price of three dreadnaughts,
according to Hudson Maxim, in an
address delivered by Dr. Madison C.
Peters. From the profits of "John
Barleycorn," the inventor said two
hundred battleships a year could be
built, while tobacco woul dcontribute
almost as heavily to the national arm
ament. The speaker said he was a
peace man, but that he believed in
being prepared. Modern weapons con
tributed to peace, he declared. .
KILLED IN PANIC
ALL BITTERNESS IN STRIKE DIS
TRICT WIPED OUT BY THE
SEVENTY-TWO ARE DEAD
Efforts to'Find Man Who Gave False
Alarm Prove Absolutely
Calumet, Mich. On the day Chris
tendom sets aside as one of rejoic
ing over the birth of the Savior, Cal
umet, stricken to the heart by an al
most unbelievable catastrophe, stands
mourning by the side of its dead, the
seventv-two victims, most of them
children, of the " frightful panic on
Christmas Eve in the Italian hall.
This panic followed a false alarm cry
of fire during the progress of a Christ
mas tree entertainment arranged for
families of the copper strikers.
All bitterness and ill-feeling that
has existed in this strike-ridden com
munity during the past months is
wiped away by the one great, com
The authorities have so far been un
able to trace a man who is said to
have gone up the stairs of the Italian
hall and raised the cry of fire, to
which is ascribed the panic that ld
to the fearful crush in the stairway
and caused the death of the nearly
four-score men, women and children
The other theory that the cry of fire
originated within the hall was sub
stantiated by Matt Saari, a striker,
who lost his son in the disaster. He
declared the cry came from a group
of men and women toward the front
of the hall. v
Members of the Calumet fire de
partment relate many instances of he
role attempts to rescue the panic
stricken people in the hall. Patrick
Rryan arrived on the scene a few
minutes after the crush occurred at
the foot of the stairway. He esti
mated there were about one hundred
piled in a heap when he reached the
entrance of the building. The pile of
crushed and smothering humanity
reached to about half the height of
the stairway. A boy' about six years
old caught hold of Mr. Ryan's hand
and begged to be rescued. The fire
man succeeded in pulling the boy
partly out, but was unable to extri
cate the little fellow's legs. The hu
man mass kept pressing down and
the 'boy's life was soon snuffed out
A girl of eight or nine years grasped
the hands of Angelo Curto, a fireman,
kissed them and implored him to save
her. He made a heroic effort to pull
her oht, but the crush was so great
he was compelled to give up the at
tempt and she perished. .
RIOTERS ATTACK THE POLICE
Rioters Unarmed, But They Attacked
the Police With Stones.
Los Angeles. Hundreds of unem
ployed and hungry began a riot at
the plaza. A large force of police
men were called out. They cleared the
streets of all traffic and started in
with their clubs to end the disturb
ance." Rafael Adams, a Mexican, was kill
ed, and five policemen were Injured
in the riot. Twenty rioters were ar
rested. When the police arrived on the
scene and began to clear the streets,
stones were thrown and clubs used
by the men who had been listening
to speeches. Adams was one of the
leaders in resisting ,and was shot by
Although the rioters put up a vig
orous fight, none was armed and the
police suffered injuries from clubs
and stones only.
Bomb Sent by Mail.
New Orleans. A bomb sent by mall
to Mrs. John Tarante at her home
here exploded and did considerable
damage to her house, but no one was
hurt. As'' Mrs. Tarante started to
open the package her suspicion was
aroused, and she threw it to the floor
and ran. She had hardly reached the
next room when the explosion occur
red. A window was blown out, plas
ter torn loose from the ceiling and
a mantel shattered.
Two Brothers Shot , and Killed.
Petros, Tenn. William and Robert
Russell, brothers, were shot and in
stantly killed here and Beecher
Holmes and his younger brother,
charged with murder, are being held
in the Petros branch of the state,
prison. The Russell brothers were in
a soft drink stand when, it is alleg
ed, the Holmes brothers came in and
began shooting. Officers say. the dou
ble tragedy followed action by Wil
liam and- Robert 'Russell in giving
evidence against the Holmes broth
ers with whiskey selling -charges.
MRS KATE WOOD RAY
Mrs. Kate Wood Ray Is well
known suffrage leader of Gary, Ind.,
who was appointed by the mayor, pres
ident of the safety board, but declined
the place. The. position carries with
It the management of the fire depart
ments. GOTTON USED BY FACTORIES
EXCEEDS THAT OF ANY PREVI
OUS YEAR BY MANY THOU
SANDS OF BALES.
Value of Goods of Domestic Manufac
ture Was Greater Than It Ever
Washington. The mill consumption
of cotton in the United States for
1913 was the largest in , the history
of the country and the value of cot
ton goods of domestic manufacture
exported was greater than for any pre
vious year, the census bureau report
ed in announcing statistics showing
the supply and distribution of cotton
for the year.
With a supply of 16,225,734 running
bales, the domestic consumption was
5,826,330 bales, or 35.9 per cent.; the
exports 8,800,966, or 54.2 per cent., and
stocks remaining at the close of the
cotton year were 1,598,438 bales, or
9.9 per cent. The mill consumption
exceeded that of 1912, the previous
largest year, by 418,747 bales, and the
exports were 1,884,972 bales less than
1912. Stocks on hand August 31 rep
resented about seven weeks' supply
for the American mills.
Spindles designed primarily for cot
ton numbered 31,149,617, a net increase
of 566,938 over 1912.
Massachusetts leads all other states,
having 11,075,684, or 34.5 per cent.;
South Carolina ranks second with
4.536,353; North Carolina third with
3,593,999. Next in order are Rhode
Island, Georgia, New Hampshire, Con
necticut, Maine and Alabama, all of
which have as many as a" million spin
dles. REGIONAL BANK IS WANTED
Claim That Atlanta Is Geographical
Center of Eight States.
Atlanta, Ga. By the time the " new
currency bill had passed the senate
in Washington, every national bank
in the city of Atlanta, through a meet
ing of the Atlanta Clearing House
Association, had endorsed the meas
ure, expressed its intention of apply
ing for membership in the new re
gional reserve bank system, and had
each subscribed its pro rata of stock
for this purpose, and had begun the
fight to have Atlanta designated as
the location of one of the 'regional
Atlanta's one object from now until
the final designation of the locations
of the regional banks, according to
several of the leading bankers, will be
to get a regional reserve bank for
Atlanta. They are not without a
strong hope that they will succeed.
Enormous Profit for Services.
New York. The services of August
Belmont and those associated with
him in constructing and organizing
New York's subway system were val
ued by the Supreme court "at $4,500,
000. A, suit was dismissed which had
been brought by Clarence II. Verner,
president of the Continental Securi
ties company, to compel Mr. Belmont
a.nd his friends to turn Into the treas
ury of the Interborough Rapid Transit
company, which operates the suBways,
15,000 shares of stock, valued; at this
PLANS FOR TOBACCO CROP
North Carolina Test Farms Have Re
ceived Information of General Ex
tension in Culture.
Raleigh. That there will be a gen
eral extension of the culture of tobac
co in this state next season is the in
formation that comes to the test farm
division of the State Department of
Agriculture. The culture' is to be un
dertaken in a number of sections that
have not heretofore grown tobacco,
notably Robeson, Cumberland and
Hoke counties and the extreme 'east
ern part of the Belhaven section. It
is believed that Hoke .county will
plant at least 1,500 acres and the Red
Springs section, is making extensive
preparations for a crop.
All these sections have called on the
State Department for the services, in
a consulting capacity, of E. G. Moss,
the tobacco culture expert in charge
of the tobacco test farm in Granville
Gets Water Report..
Wilmington. Prof. E. B. Phelps" of
the United States Hygienic Labora
tory, Washington, has submitted to
Mayor Moore the report of the result
of his recent investigation of the Wil
mington public water supply. In brief,
Professor Phelps says the present
water supply, obtained from the north
east branch of the Cape Fear river,
However, he recommends that cer
tain minor improvements be made in
the plant immediately. He does not
look with favor upon the proposition
to try to obtain the water supply from
deep welTs, which proposition, he says,
involves many elements of uncertain
ty. If any change is to be made in the
source of supply, he recommends that
the water supply be obtained from the
'northwest branch of the Cape Feai
river at a poin tabove Navassa,
Plan Laymen's Convention.
Kinston. At a mass meeting of lay
men of the various churches of this
city it was unanimously decided to
endorse a proposition to have a lay
men's missionary conference here on
January 15 and 16. The meeting will
be conducted by a team of noted
Kinston is one of the few East Car
olina towns to be honored, and the
meeting here will be one of the last
in this section. The scope to be cov
ered is Lenoir county, "and prepara
tions will be made for a big gathering
of lay workers from every corner of
the county. The conference will prob
ably be held in Queen Street Metb
Four New State Charters.
Raleigh. Charters are issued foi
three new corporations as follows:
The Dundee Farm Company, Rae
ford, capital $50,000 authorized, and
$50,000. subscribed by J. L. McFayden
and others; the Farmer's Bank &
Trust Company, Cherryville, capital
$100,000 authorized ' and $5,000 sub
scribed by J. F. Harrelson and others;
the Brower-Grier Iron Works, Jones
vllle, capital $100,000 authorized, and
$5,200 subscribed by A. H. Brower and
A charter is issued for the Durham
Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of Dur
ham,' capitaj $10,000 authorized and
$5,000 subscribed by M. B. Burnett, C.
H. Burnett and others for bottling
pepsl-cola and all kinds of non-intoxicating
New Creamery for Guilford.
That a modern county creamery will
be established in Guilford was the de
cision of about 100 farmers who met
in the court house at Greensboro re
cently. The movement for this was
led by E. H. Anderson, county farm
demonstrator. A creamery of this
kind is now in operation at Hickory,
where Mr. Anderson has done actual
work in the creameVy.
It was explained by him and E. S.
Millsaps that if such a creamery were
established it would mean a profit and
better products for all farmers who
used. The creamery can serve peo
ple for a radius of 100 miles. A com
mittee of five was appointed to take
up the matter and form plans for the
. Mr. J. C. Kennett, a former mem
ber of the Legislature, presided over
the meeting and Mr. J. G. Frazier was
Don't Like Road Tax.
Llnville Falls. TLe next meeting of
the County Commissioners of Mitchell
county will hear a vigorous remon
strance against the enforcement of a
recently-passed law applying only to
Grassy Creek township in Mitchell
county, in which Spruce Pine is locat
ed. This law requires every person
who makes two trips a month with a
team into Spruce Pine to pay a tax of
$6 a month for road purposes. The
people of Spruce Pine did " not know
3f this law until it had been put into
effect by the county commissioners.
'BIG LUMBER DEii!
LARGE TRACTS OF CABARRUS
TIMBER LANDS ANQ WOOD
WORKING PLANT CHANGE.
National Lumber Company oF Concert J
Purchases Big Interests of the Snov
Lumber Company. Daily Capac-J
Ity of Sixty Thousand Feet. V
Concord. A deal Involving millions.; .:
at feet of lumber, large tracts of timv
ber lands and a large wood-working
plant was consummated here recently
iwhen the National Lumber Company
of this city purchased the plant ana ;
holdings of the Snow Lumber Com
pany at Mount Gilead. The deal ha "
been hanging fire for several weeks,
W, H. Gibson J. A. Cannon "and G. SL
Kluttz, officers of the National Luml " -ber
Company, have been in frequent
conferences with Mr. R. F. Dalton at 'A
High Point, president of the' Snow
Lumber Company. Officers of both. !
companies . visited Mount Gilead and , .
on their return here the deal , was put '
through. It Is understood that tiia
consideration was over $100,000.
The deal involves 25,000,000 feet Qt f
.lumber, 10,000,000 of which is sawed
iand stacked at Mount Gilead, and tha
timber rights including the remain
were transferred to the National Lois.,
ber Company in the sale. This timbe
is located near Mount Gilead. Tlfcf
National Lumber Company tmrchascj
8,000,000 feet of lumber from the Litti
hrnthpra xehn nwn' ft larcft nlantatioJ
near Mount Gilead, last week. TbSsl
with their new holdings, will give the'
company more than 30,t)00,000 feet. a
lumber hear Mount Gilead. ,
The wood-working plant at. Mount, i I
Gilead, which has a capacity of 811 jjJ
000 feet of lumber a day, and whlcc,'
was closed down a few days ago pem
ing the deal, will be operated by thf
new owners. The sawmills that ha,W
been operated by the Snow and N '
tional Lumber CompaniesHit,
placed under the same n"; "
The plant of the Natlona;'
Company here, (which has 'd&aidc&x
a Virge business since it started, wiil
be continued. L. 1
Want Canning Factory and woL
. .Salisbury. An effort is being mads
to establish a canning factory in Sali
'isbury. A man of wide experience Ir
the business is presentingthe matter
to the business men of the mmmnr'
ity and in this work is being assf
ed by a number of substantial faf I
ers who are interested in the mf
ment. Several prominent businfy
men in Salisbury are also taking ?
hand in the movement. x j
It is believed the establishment of t
canning factory would furnisn a mar J
ket for all. home-grown fruits anal
vegetables and encourage a larger
Noble Praises Schools. .'11
Wilmington. Prof. M. C. Noble,!
dean of the School of Education of the!
University of North Carolina, is spend-!
ing some time in the city with rela-f
tives and friends. Prof. Noble was for
16 years superintendent of the city'
graded schools and went from t""
city to the University. He is w
much impressed with the spleit
progress of the city schools. Especa
ly worthy of mention, he says, is tt
Isaac Bear Memorial school, which l.
considers a model grammar school ii
every respect. I .
He . declares that he would K
nothing better than to be able f
transplant it to the University and j
it as a model for the joung men t
ing courses in his department.
Asheville Firemen Give Banque
Ashevijle. The annual banquet!
the members of the fire departmf
eiven romnlimentarv tcr tht hnaraT
aldermen, the honorary members!
the department, newspaper men
friends of the laddies was held at
station house recently and was Iar;
ly attended. It was one of the nu!
enjoyabe events ever held and w';
Appoint Cotton Mill Receiver, f
Tarboro. Through the action of tJ
nlnority stockholders Judge G.
Connor recently issued a restrainji
jrder preventing any sale of the T81
boro Cotton Factory and appointr'
Haywood Foithall temporary receive"
laming January 8 as the time fprfw
learing in the matter. Recently noV
:ices were sent to the stockholders
stating" hat an offer had been made
lor the purchase of this plant, th
ffer being $150,000. ' The Ihdrbtednr ;
f the plant, including a bond'issiM
)f $100,000 is about $165,000. " .