S3asa Copy, 5 Ca.
$1.00, a Year, In Advance.
PLYMOUTH, N. C; FRIDAY, FEBRUARY , 21, 1913.
"FOR GOD, FOR COUNTRY AND FOR TRUTH."
10 END THE W
SITUATION HAD BEEN HOURLY
GROWING MORE TENSE, INTER
FERENCE SEEMING SURE.
U. S. AEOUT TO INTERVENE
Madero's Action Came After Day of
Great Slaughter of Federal
Troops by Diaz. '
Mexico City. Affairs in Mexico
City, the theater for almost a week
of an innovation in' modern warfare,
took a sensational turn when it was
authoritatively stated that President
Madero had " agreed to resign if the
Mexican- senate so wished- The senate
was called into session to take action
on this important situation.
At the British legation, where Senor
de la Barra took refuge, it is stated
that Madero's resignation practically
had been arranged for and that de la
Barra likely would succeed him in the
Later, Senor de la Barra, while pro
ceeding through the streets in an 'au
tomobile, stopped and made a brief
address assuring the crowds that a
peace settlement was certain. De la
Barra had teen in consultation with
both Madero and Diaz regarding a
quick settlement to avoid interven
tion. General Huerta, the Federal : com
mander, gave the order to cease fir
ing. Soon detachments of Federals
were seen marching from their posi
tions to the government base, near
the palace, their guns slung on their
backs. ' "
Washington The news of Francis
co 1. Madero's voluntary relinquish
ment of the presidency of Mexico
brought relief to official circles in
Washington, in which the situation
bad been hourly growing more tense.
. The announcement coming at the
close of a day which had been stead
ily turning against President Madero,
hardly was surprising. It served in
stantly to clear , the horizon of the
storm clouds that came nearer as the
prospect of armed interference on the
part of the United States seemed im
minent. ' ;
State department officials, since the
opening of the fight in the plaza be
fore the Mexican national palace, have
eagerly waited night and day for of
cial advices from the scene of the
conflict and the government was fully
prepared to meet airy situation which
BILL VETOED BY PRESIDENT
Rushes Reasons for Veto to the Sen
ate in Special Passage.
Washington. President Taft vetoed
the Dillingham-Burnett immigration
bill. which would 1 revolutionize the
immigration policy of the United
States by, imposing a literacy test up
on all foreigners seeking a home in
In a short message to the senate,
in his own handwriting, the president
announced his disapproval of the
measure solely because of the' pro
vision which would lock the doors
of the United States against the alien
who could not read some language or
The veto message was accompanied
by a letter to the president fronv Sec-,
retary Nagel denouncing the literacy
test as a radical provision, "based, up
on a fallacy in undertaking to apply
a test which is not calculated to reach
the truth and to find relief from a
danger which really does not exist.
Attacks Appropriation Bills.
Washington. A hot attack upon
Democrats of the house for their "ex
travagant", appropriations was deliv
ered on the floor by Representative
Roddenbery of Georgia, who declared
that the appropriation bills should die
at this session and go over to the
next congress when "they could be
properlyly pruned by a Democratic
house and senate."- "The agricultural
appropriation. bill, the army bill," he
said, both show an increase. The riv
ers and harbors bill is nearly twice
as large as fast year. ,
Bathtub Trust Found Guity.
Detroit, Mich. The so-called bath
tub trust was foundguilty of criminal
conspiracy" in restraint of trade by a
jury in the United Slates district
court. The act as charged is a mis
demeanor and the penalty provides
imprisonment not exceeding One year
or a fine of $5,000 or both. Last No
vember the so-called trust was dis
solve.! by the supreme court in a civil
suit Instituted at Baltimore. The
criminal case was a iretr'al, tthe first
trial having resulted in a disagree-cftnt.
Washington is getting ready to entertain the great crowds thatare expected there for the inauguration of
Woodrow "Wilson. The picture shows grandstands in process of erection in front of the- White Hous8 grounds.
The inserts are two views of leaders of. the suffragists in their specially designed costumes for the women's parade.
They are Mrs. C. T. Owens, wife of Lieutenant Commander Owens, U. S. N., and Mrs. Caro G. Moore, wife of Com
mander Moore, U. S. N. - - . , .ji-
HITCHCOCK MAKES REPORT
FOR WIRE CONTROL; HITCHCOCK
t PLEADS IN HiS COMPLETE
Postmaster General ,. Wants, Govern
ment to Control the Telegraph
. . Lines.
Washington. Government owner
ship or control of telegraph lines is
again "repommended : by .Postmaster
General Hitchcock in his' complete an
nual report . transmitted to congres.
Mr. Hitchcock says; .
"In the last annual report the opin
ion was expressed that telegraph lines
in . the United States should be made
a part of the postal system and op
erated in conjunction with the mail
service. It is believed that under
proper management such a consolida
tion, would result in important econo
mies and permit adoption of lower
telegraph rates. Now that a postal
savings system has been established
and a parcel post provided for, there
would seem to be no better opportun
ity for the profitable extension of our
postal business than through the
adoption of a government telegraph
system." - ...
Mr. Hitchcock also recommends that
the use of the franking privilege be
restricted to "official correspondence,
not exced'mg four ounces in weight
and to the mailing of . such speeches
and documents that are printed by
order of congress." ,
Three Die in Electric Chair.
Ossinins, N. Y. Three murderers
were executed in the electric chair
at Sing Sing prison. Two of the mur
dered were wdmen. All three went
to the chair with firm steps and each,
as he passed from tbe cell house to
the death chamber, caviled back a
cheerful farewell to to those who re
mained awaiting their end. The first
man to die was Joseph Garfalo, a
huge Italian, who killed his wife be
cause she threatened to divorce him.
George ' Bishop, a negro, small and
frail, was the second to take the
chair. His crime was the murder of
a white woman, Mrs. Margaret Bell,
in Brooklyn. Donato Cardillo, the
third, was convicted of killing Ste
phen If. Dickson, whose body was
found in a brook near Sing Sing
Auto Records Broken.
Fresno, Cal. Earl Cooper of Fresno
broke the 75 and 200-mile automobile
records for a one-mile circular dirt
track here, making the former in
1:17:05 over that of 1:19:30 made by
Strang at Columbus, Ohio, July 3,
1909. Time for the 200 miles was
3:28:03 4-5 against the American Au
tomobile association second of :45.
The race was sanctioned by the Amer
ican Automobile-association. Only one
stop was made during the 200-mile
run and no tire changes were made.
Double Misfortune for Preacher.
Lakeland, Fla. The Rev. Royal J.
Lellogg. of Mcllenry. N. D., met with
a double misfortune while returning
north from a trip through Florida,
which proves that a Bible is not. a
safe pocektbook. .At Sanford he was
robbed of $190,-while eating break
fast during a 20-minute stop. He at
once placed his remaining cash, $03,
between the leaves of his Bible, and
when ta-arrived here it had been
token "from hint and he had only
seme emal chafljre left. Luckily he
is traveling wVh friends.
FOR THE INAUGURATION CROWDS
CAPTAN SCOn LOSES LIFE
BRITISH EXPLORER AND PARTY
OVERWHELMED BY BLIZZARD
News of Death of the Explorer 1
' T Bropght' to Civilization by the
. ... Captain of Terra Nova.-; ;- ;
London, England. At the Royal
Georgraphical Society : announcement
was made . .oJLtjie disaster .which has
overtaken Capt. Robert F. Scott's ant
arctic' expedition, resulting in the
death of Captain Scott, Dr. E. A. Wil
son, Lieut. II. Bowers, Capt. L. E. G.
Oates and petty officer, E. Evans.
Captain Scott's party were found in
Capt. Roald Amundsen's hut and rec
ords at the south pole. On the return
trip, about March 29, 1912, 11 miles
from One-Ton depot, a blizzard over
whelmed them. They had suffered
greatly from hunger and exposure,
and the death of Scott, Bowers and
Wilson was virtually due to that. They
died soon after the blizzard swept
dcwn on the parts.
, Oates died from exposure a few
days later. The death of Evans re
sulted from a fall. The other mem
bers of the expedition are reported to
hn in morl hpalth. A searching nartv
(discovered the bodies of the .victims
and records. '
Captain Scott and companions had
reached their goal on January, 18,
1912, about a month aftep Captain
Roald Amundsen, the Norwegian, had
planted the flag of his country there.
Then they turned back toward the
bases they had formed on their out
ward 'journey, but were overtaken,
overwhelmed and destroyed by. a bliz-
was brought to civilization by" the
captain of the Terra Nova,
MOBS RIOT IN JAP CAPITAL
Six Persons Killed and ; Sixty-Five
Tokio, Japan. Six, persons were
Killed and sixty-five injured in polit
ical rioting here. The situation is se
rious. The premier of Japan, Princa
Katura, was stoned by a mob in the
streets. His resignation has been de
manded by the people. Mobs attacked
the offices of the bureaucratic news
papers and threatened dwellings of
the ministers.- They burned and
wrecked police stations, tram cars
and private buildings.
Detachments of troops patrol the
streets. Each newspaper office Is pro
tected by a guard of fifty soldiers, to
whom ball cartridges have been serv
ed. They -have their bayonets fixed
for instant use. . . . .
The minister of thejmperial house
nold announces that martial law will
be proclaimed if ' there are any ' fur
ther attempts at incendiarism.
25 Indians Will Head Marchers.
Washington. Tammany Hall's con
tincrent of 100 marchers in the inaug
uartion parade March 4 will be head
ed by 25 real Indians, to be brought
here from the west, representing 25
tribes, and each Indian will be garbed
in his distinctive tribal dress. Recent
ly an intimation was given that Tam
many might .wish to have as a . fea
tured live tiffcr, but this was deemed
unwise, and the Indian .feature ,wa
substituted. Efforts "to have the peace
concress take pail in the suffrage
pageant on March 3 will succeed.
ELECTORAL VOTE COUNTED
senate And ..'house 'canvass
electoral vote for pres
".'ident and '.vice president. -i;
Georgian Presides When Congress De-
dares Wilson and Marshall
' 'VlPatrick Henry Gavel Used.
4 - .. , .
Washington, D. C Senator
Bacon of Georgia, in presiding
over the two houses, "used the
wooden gavel sent him by the
Atlanta chapter of the D. A. R's,
made of the wood of a tree that
grew by the grave of Patrick
Henry. .Senator Bacon and for-
mer Vice President Fairbanks
are the only men now living
who have ever presided oyer the
Washington With elaborate cere
monies, the- senate and house, in joint
session, canvassed the electoral votes
of the various states of the Union GN
official' declared Woodrow Wilson of
New Jersey and Thomas R. Marshall
of Indiana elected president and vice
president of the United States for the
term beginning March 4.
Senator Bacon, presiding over the
joint session, proclaimed the election,
when, to the prowded floor and gal
leries of the house chamber, he de
livered the following proclamation
prescribed in the official rules:
"This, announcement of the state f
the. vote by the president of the, sen
ate ' pro tempore shall be deemed a
sufficient declaration of the persons
elected president and vice president
of the United States, each for the
term beginning March 4, 1913.''
Democrats of the house and senate
greeted the announcement with a
round of applause, a few cheers and
several shrill, long yells, the usual
Democratic indications of approval.
The galleries joined in the demonstra
tion and the dignified senate, led by
Senator Bacon and two pages bearing
the wooden caskets containing the
electoral vote certificates, returned to
its own classic confines.
The. nature of the house asserted
itself, however, and there were cheers
and handclapping and yells as the
canvass proceeded. The announcement
of the California vote1 drew applause
from the Roosevelt supporters. A real
Democratic outburst followed when
Senator Martine, one of the tellers,
announced New Jersey's fourteen
votes for Wilson and Marshall, arid
applause .came from the Republican
side when Utah and Vermont each
gave Taft and Butler four votes.
The recapitulation gave Wilson and
Marshall 485 votes, Roosevelt and
Johnson 88 votes, and Taft and But
ler S votes.
Legislators Arrested for Bribery.
Chaleston, W. Va. With , marked
money in their pockets, alleged to be
the price of their votes in the United
States senatorial contest,, .which, is
causnig a 'deadlock in the' legislature,
four members of the house of dele
gates end one member of .Hie senate
cf West Virginia wer? arr"s;vd in a
hotel beie by -Sheriff Bonner ' Hill in
the presence of tbe pubic prosecutor,
Thomas C. Townst nd. They were
taken' before Justice of the Peace C.
W. Poring, where they each waived
,a hearing and were h?!d in 53.0C0
THIS STATE'S SHARE IN HOUSE
RIVERS AND HARBORS BILL
WILL AID IN NAVIGATION
Detailed List of the Appropriations
and the Various Points That Are
Affected in the State of North
' Raleigh'. A special from Washing
ton state that the House rivers and
harbors bill, as reported from the
Senate' committee, and which will be
returned to the House for concurrence
carried, the following items for North
Carolina: '-Improving inland water
way from Norfolk to Beaufort Inlet
continuing improvement in accord
ance with the report submitted at the
last session of Congress, $800,000.
Provided, That, no part of this amount
shall be expended until the canal and
appurtenant property belonging to
the Chesapeake and Albemarle Canal
Company shall have been acquired by
the United States.
Improving harbor at Beaufort, North
Carolina: For maintenance, $5,000.
Improving Beaufort Inlet, North
Carolina: For maintenance $10,000.
Improving Harbor of Refuge at
Cape Lookout, North Carolina. Con
tinuing improvement, $500,000: Pro
vided, That the Secretary of War may
enter into a contract or contracts for
such materials and work as may be
necessary to prosecute the project.
I Improving harbor at Morehead
City, North Carolina. For mainte
Improving Bay River, North Caro
lina: For maintenance, $1,000.
.Improving Cape .Feaf River at and
below Wilmington, North Carolina;
Completing improvemment, $352,940.
Improving Fishing Creek, North Car
olina: ; For maintenance, ,$1,500.
Improving Neuse and Trent Rivers,
North Caroilua: Continuing improve
ment and for maintenance, $12,000.
Improving New River and water
ways to Beaufort, North Carolina:
Continuing improvement and . for
maitenance of New River and of in
land ( waterways between Beaufort
Harbor and New River and between
New River and Swansboro, $5,000.
Improving Northeast, Black, and
Cape Fear Rivers, North Carolina:
For maintenance or improvement of
Northeast and Black Riyers and of
Cape Fear River above Wilmington,
North Carolina, $12,000.
Improving Shallotte River, North
Carolina: Completing improvement
in accordance with the report submit
ted in House document numbered 721
Sixty-second Congress, second session,
and subject to the conditions set forth
in said document, $9,845.
Improving South River, North Car
oilna: Of the unexpended balance of
the appropriation made by the river
and harbor act, approved June 25
1910, for improving South River up
to the town of Aurora, $6,092.20.
Improving Swift Creek, North Car
oilna: For maintenance, $500.
Improving waterways connecting
Core Sound and Beaufort Harbor,
North Carolina: Completing improve
ment of channel by way of Taylors
Inland waterway from Norfolk, Va.,
to Beaufort Inlet, North Carolina,
with a view to determining whether
there should be any change in that
part of the route from Alligator River,
southwardly to Neuse River "rom that
heretofore recommended in House
document numbered 391, Sixty-second
Congress, second session.
Beaufort Harbor, North Carolina,
with a view to providing a suitable
turning basin and anchorage area in
front of the town of Beaufort.
Manteo Bay, North Carolina, in
cluding its approaches and extending
to the upper limits of Manteo.
Newport River, North Carolina,
from its mouth to the head of navi
gation, or as far as may be advisable.
Northeast Cape Fear River, North
Carolina, fo ra distance of about three
miles above Hilton Bridge.
. Trent River, North Carolina, wtih
a view to providing a depth of 12
feet from Newbem to Pollockville.
Posse Fails to Capture Todds.
Greensboro. A possa of United
States deputy marshals returned here
from Surry county, where, with coun
ty officers, they spent several days
in a futile effort to run down Frank
and G. E. Todd and Frank Brooks,
outlaws, who operate along the Caro
Una-Virginia border, and who are al
leged to have been the ring-leaders
in the recent assault upon Sheriff
Davis, of Surry and Deputy Marshal
Harkrader. . The outlaws escaped and
successfully concealed themselves in
tL. heavy mountain growth of ivy.
LAND OF THE LONG LEAF PIN
Short Paragraphs of State News Th,
Has Been Condensed For Busy
People of State.
Lumberton. The Baptist Missie
Institute was held in the First Ba
tist Church several days ago, U
meeting being a pleasant and prof;
Rocky Mount. Present indicatior
are that Rocky Mount, which has In
no public hospital, will have tw
modern Institutions of this kind 1
the first of next year,
Raleigh. Plans for a banquet
honor of Senator F. M. Simmon
Governor Locke Craig and Editor J
sephus Daniels were announced 1
take place on the night of Februaii
28. ' 1
Statesville. A farmers institu?
was conducted at Troutman recent
and quite a number of the farme
of that section availed themselves
the opportunity to get valuable i
formation on modern - agricultur
Asheville. The selection of a rou
through the South to connect with tl
San Diego-El Paso line, and the ele
tion of officers.were the features
Un nnnoinno r,f fit a Qnnthorti "Mation
Highway Association, which adjourl
ed to meet again upon the call of tlf
Durham J. P. Breedlove, librariaj
of Trinity college, came out with.
lengthy article favoring the bill f
the establishment of traveling Jibrf
ries in the state, and gives . a loi.
argument in favor of the passage
the bill, which is now pending befof
Asheville. Otis L. Green, a me
ber of the National Hardware Ass.
ciation, ha3 received a letter from ?
L. Corey,' National secretary of tl.
organization, to the effect that a spj
cial trai nof New Yorkers en rnuf
to their homes from the convention. I
Jacksonville will spend March 25 her!
Morgantou. Much interest is beiil
shown throughout Burke county :
the monazite industry and Mr. R. '
Claywell and others propose to go '
Washington in a'few days, to confi
with the House Ways and Meai
Committee in interest of the Increa
ed production of the mineral in th
section. J 1
Henderson. Some dread disea
prevails among the horses of the coil
munity, being largely confined
those which have been imported fro
other states. Within the past fe
weeks some dozen or more died
this city and it is feared that tl
disease may spread and .become u
Greensboro. An epidemic of mea
els in Graensboro and Guilford counl
is spreading, especially in the nrit
villages and County Superintende.:!
of Health Jones is working hard
hold the disease in check! Thus f;
only two deaths have occurred ail
these resulted from pneumonia corf
plications. . ' . ' ' ' ;
Asheville. The Central Labor unic
endorsed, the commission form of go
ernment, following a strong addres-
which was delivered by Neptim
Buckner, the secretary of the loci
board of trade. A bill has been sent 1
the Legislature asking that this ci
be allowed to vote on the new for
the first 'Tuesday in May.
Charldtte. An agreement on tl
subject of desired drainage legisjlatic
will be reached in the near future a
the opinion of Dr. J. R. Alexaride
chairman of the county Drainage C01
mission. The delegation in the Le
islature has been deferring action u
til something definite cculd be hea
from the people of this county.
Raleigh. Fifty-five counties sharf
In the distribution of the second $10t
000 pproprvated by the state for a
suring to every county a four-montl
minimum term of public schools. I
making the distribution only $92,5(
is actually used, only this amount tji
ing necessary after the counties hav
met the conditions in doing what the
can to assure the minimum term.
Charlotte. There is little proba
ility, in the estimation of resident of?
cials of the Piedmont & Northerf
Lines, of the interurban, at an earr!
date taking over either by actual puj
chase or by contract, for electrificatiof
the Carolina & Northwestern ItailwM
that at present extends from Cheste
S. C, to Kdgemont, this state, a as,
tance of approximately 135 miles.
Raleigh. Governor Craig pardomf
Jason Withrow and Carl Harp, tl.'
first for perjury and the second f
disturbing religious worship. ;
Mocksville. It may be that tlf
spirit of that great traveler, Danif
Boone, who hunted and fished on tt
Yafkin, has asserted itselfDa vie :
last has started out for good road
A recent mass-meeting : attended 1 1
cit'.ens from all over the county, he
in this city, it was determined to p-
a bend issue to the vote of the peoplj
an-1 if the couny as a whole defeaf
th issu-, to take the matter up t