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"FOR GOO, FOR COUNTRY AND FOR TRUTH."
PLYMOUTH, N. C., FRIDAY, JANUARY 241913.
NO J 30.
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PEEK'S WORK OF
A BILL WAS INTRODUCED IN THE
HOUSE ON INITIATIVE
OTHER BILLS INTRODUCED
To Invite Bryan, Wilson and LaFal
lette to Speak on Subject. Gentle
man From Guilford Champions the
Cause in the House.
The Senate and House in joint ses
sion canvassed the vote for state of
' fleers in the general election and de:
clared those elected, the vote for Gov
ernor being Craig 149,925; Settle, Taft
Republican, 43,625 i and Meares, Bull
Moose 49,393. vv"- ' :;' t:,v
The Senate adopted the Watts reso
lution ratifyingthe Federal constitu
tional amendment for ijthe election of
Senators-by vote of the people, Sena
tor Mason declared he voted for It
with the conviction that it will not
remedy the evils complained of by
In the House Murphy introduced a
bill to amend section 28 of the public
laws of 1905 . to empower corporations
purcBasiag franchises and other -corporations
to exercise the - powers
J A bill by Miller requires boots and
shoes, not made entirely of leather to
- be so stamped." ; ' .--
Carlton, of "Rowan introduced a bill
to provide six ' months school terms
the state - over; , iso a bill to require
mortages and trustees in deeds of
trust to file receipts and disburse
ments in foreclosure sales.
At the request of Chairman Justice
the, committee on constitutional
amendments, was empowered to inyes
ments and advisability of separate
' Both branches of the State. Gen
eral Assembly held very brief ses
sions Wednesday on account - of the
inaugural ceremonies. Messages were
received in the Senate from Governor
Kitchin transmitting his report of par
dons granted during the past four
years and a report from the State
Building Commissio:Q,'in which the
recommendation wasinade that about
$70,000 be provided, fwith IwhicU to
paint the interior of the new fire-proof
state building now being completed
and to furnish the building.
The Governor recommended that
this hole jmattetjbe 'assigned to. the
State ''Building Commission' that ' "has
so signally succeeded in providing
the state with the new fire-proof
building to be ready for occupancy
early in February. Governor Kitchin
received 1,175 applications for pardons
and, granted 400.
President Newland called the Sen
ate to order for, the last time, and ap
pointed, an aacojt to bring Lieutenant
Governor Daughtridge to the chair
Lieutenant Governor Daughtridge
solicited co-operation of the Sena
tors. Speaking of taxation he said
there must be some plan adopted by
which the burden of taxation will rest
evenly and uniformly upon all the
On Huttoi of ySenator, Ward ; of
Craven, .tire "speech or the Lieutenant
Governor was ordered spread upon
The House put in commission Wed
nesday the three locked boxes, into
which members are' to be . required
now, under the rules, to deposit all
bills to be introduced.-
One bill was ratified by the chair,
the Senate bill to amend the Revisal,
relative to pay of jurors in Warren
Bills were'; introduced as ' follows:
Gilliam, byf request :VFor the estab
lishment of a board of commissioners
for the protection tof game birds and
fish. . 'I
Hobgood; f To authorize the Com
missioners of ' Guilford - county and
Greensboro to make appropriation for
;a monument to the Confederate dead.
Hobgood: To change the name of
Greensboro Female College.
Hannah: To require all officers pay
ing over money into school funds to
take a receipt from the Board of
A joint resolution was received
from the Senate ratifying the seven
teenth amendment to the. Constitu
tion of the United States, .
The courtesies of the wooc ere ex
tended to numerous foxier members,
New bills were introduced as , fol
Glbbs: Regulating pay of jurors in
Hay more: For relief of former
Sheriff Haynes of Surry.
Martin of Cherokee,:: Amend chap
ter 143, Public Local Laws of 1911.
Muller: To amend chapter 444,
Public Laws 1909, and chapter 101,
Public Laws of 1911
Marshburn: To amend chapter 274,
Public Laws 1911.
Leav.es of absence T until . Monday
were granted to a number of Sena
tors.", ff . Hi ;ff 5 ' .
A number of bills and resolutions
were introduced in ne senate.'
The following bills were passed on
House bill amending Chapter 27s.
Public Local Laws o" 1911, relative to
salaries of public officials in Gaston.1
: Senate bill to pay,sp9cial veniremen
in Davidson county"? I a day.
Senate bill to restate pay of coun
ty commissioners in Davidson county
Senate bill to change name of
Greensboro Female College to Grt'or.s
boro College for Women.
Senate bill to amend Chapter 95,
Public Laws o'lDll, it being, an I act
to provide additional as'tai:ce in the
The report of the State Sanatorium
for Tuberculosis was received In the
Mr. Murphy reported to the house
that, in printing the rules of the
house the Committee on Liquor Traf
fic had been omitted.
Among bills and ' iesolut Ions saci-
fied was the resolution recommending
Josephus Daniels for Postmaster Gen
eral in President Wilson's Cabinet. .
Representative D. M. Clark of Pitt
county has fired the first gun for wo
man's suffrage in this Legislature..
A number of other bills were intro
duced in the hoiwe.
; Bills were introduced as follows:
Council: To amend section 3242,
Revisal so to prevent multiplicity of
Gilliam: To promote , the manufac
ture of anti-hogholera serum.
The following bills were passed on
Senate' bills to " consolidate the
towns of Wlns'on and Salem.
Senate bill to create a highway com
mission for county of Forsyth.
House bill to authorize the city of
Asheville to issue bonds to fund its
Senate bill to validate -elections
held in Craven county and township
No. 1, Craven county, for the Issue of
$25,000 and $10,000 bonds, respective
ly for a farm life school.
House Saturday. .
The following r bills , reported from
the Senate and i referred to " House
To provide pay for special venue
ment; to provide better pay for com
missioners of Davidson county; to
change the name; ,df Gryeensbpro Fe
male College to "Greensboro College
for Women; to adjust the clerical
force in the executive office of the
Governor by abolishing the position
of stenographer and saving $150 a
year; to amend the charters of the
Thomasville Baptist Orphanage, Mer
edith College and Wake Forest Col
lege, as to boards of trustees; to ex
tend the powers of commissioners. of
Catawba county; to validate bonds of
Only one bill was reported from the
enrolling office as ready for ratifica
tion. This was relative to officials of
Senator Jones presented the report
of the special committee to investi
gate and recommend as to the num
ber and salaries of employes, and on
motion of Senator Council it was
adopted. Senator Council then moved
for the appointment of a clerk for
A number of bills were introduced
in the Senate.
On motion of Senator Daniel,. 300
copies of the Torrens land title bill
were ordered printed.
The Senate granted without discus
sion a request by Senator Cook for
a clerk to the Finance Committee.
'" House Monday. '
A resolution by: Representative Jus
tice of Guilford inviting W. J. Bryan,
Woodrow Wilson, and Robert M. La
Follette to address the legislators dur
ing this session of the General Assem
bly on modern methods of political
reform, and particularly the initiative
and referendum, passed the House
w.ith very considerable Democratic
Speaker Connor announced as Com-
mltee on the Journal for the week,
Representatives Clark, Clayton and
Numbers of petitions were received
and read, urging the enactment into
law of bilis amending the child labor
laws for compulsory education.
The bill to authorize Kinatnn tJtfney would fight to the death rather
iuio uuuus iui me oiate ocuoui LOT
Feeble-Minded passed final reading.
ONE LONE BANDIT
TRAIN IS HELD UP AND THE
REGISTERED MAIL RIFLED
AT RIVERSIDE, ALA.
REPORTED LOSS IS $25,000
Two Mail Clerks Were Cowed by the
Robber Postal Officials Are
Anniston, Ala. 1 he bulk of the reg
istered mail carried on Southern rail
way passenger train No. 12 was over
looked by a lone bandit who held, up
the mail clerks at the point of a re
volver at Riverside, Ala. This an
nouncement was made here by a gov
ernment 'official to whom a report of
the robbery had been submitted
The amount of loot obtained" was not
made public. It is reported that the
bandit secured booty worth' $25,000.
No. 1 2 left Birmingham shortly af
ter midnight and Etopped for water
at a tank near Riverside, thirty miles
distant. The masked' bandit entered
the mail car and covered negro mail
clerks, Crogman and Bailey with his
revolver. In response to his demands
for the registered mail, one of the
negroes directed him to the files in
which it is kept. j
- After hastily rifling the top letters
the bandit is said to have made a
superficial search of the mail car
When the train reached Lincoln, Ala
he jumped from the train and dashed
into the woods. f
" As he darted away the clerks shout
ed for help. Posses were quickly or
ganized when the robbery became
known,: and bloodhounds were put on
the trail, but lost the scent ins the
The bandit apparently 'was- about
30 years old. He is described as
wearing a black derby, dark brown
suit and as weighiug about one hun
dred and thirty pounds.
CASHIER OF BANK ARRESTED
McLeod Is Accused of Emblezzing the
Funds of Mississippi Bank.
Woodville, Miss. Charged with the
embezzlement of $10,000 of the funds
of the Citizens' bank of Williamson
county at this place, C. C. McLeod
cashier of that institution, was placed
In the county jail here. His arrest
followed an examination of his books
and affairs by other officers of the
bank, who claim that McLeod has re
cently lost large, amounts in specu
latiou. h j
The state bank examiner was noti
fied of the , alleged shortage and is
making an investigation. The bank
has a capital of $20,000, and its last
statement. showed deposits of approx
imately $100,000." '
The alleged shortage of Cashier
McLeod follows close on the heels
of the embezzlement of $15,0OQ from
the Bank of Wpodv-iile by K4G7Jones,
Its cashier, and the closing of that
Institution as a consequence. Jones
was recently sentenced to a term of
three years in the penitentiary.
Women War on Butter Prices.
New York. War on high prices of
butter "was declared by the House
wives'. Leasue here. "War, has been
determined," says tbe execntive fcora
mittAP in Its anDeai "that there is
plenty of butter in the market, and
that new butter is coming in well.
The freezer butter was put away at
"25 and 27 cents and could be sold
at a profit at 30 to 32 cents best.
Tift high price of butter is unwar
ranted, and we are therefore sending
a notice to our members throughout
the country to decrease consumption
In butter as rapidly as possible, using
as substitutes jellies, fruits, apple but
ter, jams, etc."
Used Molasses to Prolong Life.
Wakefield, Mass. William Boone
Eldred, who believed that by eating
a gallon of molasses a week he had
prolonged his life many years, died
here at the age of S7. He ate molas
ses on all his food. When 70 years
old, Eldred began riding a bicycle
for exercise, and according to his own
figures ocvered 20,000 miles during
the last seventeen years.
Indians on the Warpath.
Cortez, Ohio. Fifty Ute Indians, de
termined not to deliver Big Rabbit,
one of their tribesmen to the county
authorities to answer a charge of
shooUng Joseph Vichel, a sheep herd
er ire entrenched in the mountains
lg'fiiiles from here and defied a posse
of A hundred men. The Indians took
uJ their position in the mountains ar
tlr thw had left the
sinthwestedn Colorado and declared
hQn sive UD Big Rabbit, iney are
said to be armed wun repeating rifles.
THE rMOST UNK1NDEST CUT OF ALL
CASTRO BARRED FROM U. S.
INQUIRY BOARD DECLARES THE
" VENEZUELAN IS A GREAT
He Will Test Right of Board to Deny
Him Admission The Evidece
Sent to Nagel.
New York. Gen. Ciprlano Castro,
former president of Venezuela, who
has been detained at Ellis Island by
the immigration officials for some
time, was denied admission to the
United States by a special board of
inquiry on the ground that In his ex
amination he had admitted "the com
mission of a crime and felony involv
ing moral turpitude.''
In a statement issued by Commis
sioner . of Immigration Williams, giv
ing the first explanation for the de
tention of Castro, and setting forth
the findings of the board, it is charg
ed that the former president of Ven
ezuela "has committed frequent per
jury," by pretending to be ignorant
of matters concerning which a man
of his intelligence and holding the
position which he did, undoubtedly
Immediately after the announce
ment that he would not be permitted
to enter te country, Castro declared
he would appeal to the secretary of
commerce and 1 labor, Harold A. Con
tent, acting for' George Gordon Bat
tle. Castro's attorney said that m
event of Secretary Nagle upholding
the finding of ' the board, the case
would be taken into the courts.
Citins specific parts of Castro's ex
amination the" statement of the board
."Speaking of Louis Varela, who
sent 'him frequent telegrams in re
gard to the capture and death of Gen.
Antonio, Paredes, he' said: 'I do not
know who he"' is.' We consider him
an unreliable 7, witness. He testified
to the ,effect that no foreigners suf
fered losses of property through his
actions during the years when he was
president, we decline to believe. His
refusal , to reply to many questions
put ! to !; him bearing upon his right
to land convince us that there are
damaging facts which he desires 10
Thp next move in the case will be
to file an appeal to Secretary Nagel.
Only .Whispering for Rockefeller.
Washington. Although suffering
from "shaking palsy." and unable to
speak above a whisper, vuuiam
Rockefeller could undergo a Drier
examination" before the house money
trust committee if his testimony was
of "paramount importance." So Dr.
W. Richardson told the commit-
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tee. lie sail inac to buuimt mw uu
. i A I 1
magnate to prolonged questioning
might cause a hemorrhage or a swell-
ng of the larynx, which would stop
Want Damages for Titanic Horror.
New York. A flood of petitions for
damages through the loss of the Ti
tanic, filed, included one from Mrs.
Irene Wallace Harri3, who claims $1,
000,000 for the loss of her husband,
Henrv D Harris, the theatrical man-
o-er. This 13 the heaviest oi me iiy
. r V T7. .
claims so far wea. -Mrs. ay r u
trelle of Scituate, Mass., asks $300,
000 compensation for the loss of her
husband. Jacques Futrelle, author.
The claim of Mrs. Lily B. Millet, the
widow of Francis D. Millet, the art
ist, a Titanic victim, Is $100,000.
WILSON HOPES THEY WILL WIN
SENATORSHIPS IN EVERY,
STATE IN UNION.
In Last Message to Jersey Legislature
the Governor Urges Many Far.
Trenton, N. J. "I hope progressive
Democrats will be elected in every
state," said President-elect Wilson, in
referring to contests incident to the
election of United States senators in
Maine,-New Hampshire; Illinois, Ten
nessee and South Dakota. '
The governor took emphatic excep
tion to editorials and published ' re
ports purporting to describe his atti
tude as preferring the selection of a
progressive Republican in cases where
the other alternative would be the
choice of a "standpaf Democrat.
"The only thing I am interested In
in any state," he said, "is the elec
tion of the Democrat."
In connection with the Maine sit
uation Mr. Wilson was informed of
reports that farmers who had been
urging progressive Republican legis
lators to vote for the re-election of
Senator Obediah Gardner, Democrat,
were being told that Mr. Wilson wish
ed to appoint Senator Gardner as sec
retary of agriculture.
"There is no foundation for these
reports," said the president-elect. "So
far as I have interested myself it
has been for Obediah Gardner for sen
The president-elect was told that
his speech, in which he said he.would
not be acting as a partisan if he pick
ed 'progressives and only progres
sives," had caused the inquiry as to
whether he meant the progressive
wing of the Democratic party or in
eluded in his statement progressive
Republicans as well as progressive
"I wasn't thinking In specifica
tions," he said; "I was just thinking
in tendencies and the state of mind
of the country."
In his last message to the legisla
ture, Governor Wilson made an ap
peal for the completion of the pro
gram of progressive legislation for
which he declared himself
$15,00Q,OOO Estate Goes to Widow.
New York. The will of James R.
Keene, veteran stock market operat
or and turfman, as filed for probate,
leaves his widow, Sara J. Keene. The
value of the estate is estimated at
between $10,000,00!) and $15,000,000.
"I have intentionally omitted making
any special provision for the benefit
of my son, Foxhail, and my daugh
ter, Jessie," the wis! reads, "relying
upon my wife to hereafter make such
provision for them as may be proper,
enjoining upon her. however, to be
guided in this and any other matter
relative to my estate by the judgment
of my executors."
Taft's Order Not Annulled.
Washington. An attempt to re
voke President Taft's recent order
placing fourth class postmasters un
der the classified civil service and to
remove from classification assistant
postmasters and clerks In first and
second class post;offices by an amend
ment to the postoffice appropriation
bill, failed in the house. The bill, car
rying: $278,49,781. was passed. The
Cullop provided for the revocation c
the executive order by which Presi
dent Taft exempted 30,00 postmasters.
PRESENT PREMIER IS ELECTED
ON 'THE' SECOND
WILD CONFUSION PREVAILED
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Poincare Challenges - Clemenceau, to
Duel, But ! Explanation to Sec
onds. Closes Incident. '!
Versailles, France. Raymond Nich
olas Landry Poincare for the past 12i
months premier of the French- cabiJ
net, was elected president of the re-
public of France by the national as
sembly, composed of the members' of:
both chambers of parliament, in suc
cession to President Armand Falli
eres, whose 7-year term expiresFeb
The wildest confusion, out of which
arose two challenges to duels, mark
ed the casting of the ballots.
Premier Raymond Foincare was In
sulted by ex-Premier George Clemen
ceau at the opening of the national
congress for the election of a presi-'
dent M. Poincare at once appointed
Aristide Briand, the minister of j jus
tice, and L. L. Klotz, minister I of
finance, to act as , his seconds and to
arrange a duel.
The incident between Poincareand,
and Clemenceau arose out of a letteri
sent by the former premier to Poin-j
care, the contents of which were con
sidered offensive by Poincare.
Clemenceau made a satisfactory ex-:
planation to M. Briand and M. Klotz,
who had been sent to him by Premier
Poincare, relative to the insultingj let
ter. The incident is, therefore, jcon
sidered closed. ! "
Premier Poincare was chosen pres
ident on the second ballot, his plural-i
ity over his nearest competitor, Jules:
Pams, minister of agriculture, being;.
187. The decided vote stood asj fol-j
lows: Raymond Poincare 483, . Jules
Pams 296, Marie Edouard Vailiant 69.;
Ravmond Poincar.e's first words up
on I bein';qfftcial!ly j iaformdof his
election as president ;of France were:!
1 snail my ro snow myseu wonuy
of the confidence of the -national as
sembly. I shall forget without effort,
the struggles and even the inquiries.
Be convinced that I shall seek in ev
erything and at all times to be ani
This utterance came when Antonia
Dubost tne president; of .the national
assembly, in 'an ' apartment adjoining-
the voting hall, read from a parch
ment the official record of the elec
tion, which was signed by M. Dubost
and eight secretaries
WAR CLAIM BILL PASSED
Money for ; Churches, Institutions and
Washington. After striking out of
the omnibus war claims -bill practical-
all personal claims for cotton and
the like, the senate adopted that
measure as it passed the house. Tha
French spoliation claims, amounting
to $3,000,000, were offered as amend
ments to the bill, but were rejected.'
Most of the Georgia claims allowed
are those of churches. These will be
paid when the house, accepts the sen- .
ate amendment and the presidents
igns the bill. The war claims bill
has passed the house a number of
times, but been rejected in the sen
ate after being loaded down with the
French spoliation claims, which are
100 years old. "
The senate's action will be a keen
isappointment to many claimants
ho have waited for years in the con
fident expectation of being finally re-
rabursed for losses. There were Zd
Georgia claims included in the orig
inal bill. r
In the report made to the senate
number of these claimants are
shown to have been guilty of laches
n allowing their claims t rest for
more than forty years.
Warship to Aid Americans.
Washington. The shifting charac
ter of Mexican rebel activities again
as demonstrated when it became
necessary to dispatch the cruiser Den-
er from San Diego, Cal., to Acapul-
co, on the , southern racinc coast or
the republic where American lives
are in momentary danger because of
threatened rebel attack on that
city. Alarmed by reports from Con
s;il Edwards, state department ofl
c als realized that strong measures
were necessary, and so called upon
tii2 uavy to dispatch a warship