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PLYMOUTH, N. C., FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 1913.
"FOR GOD, FOR COUNTRY AND FOR TRUTH.'
A GOOD PROGRii
FOR THE STATE SUNDAY SCHOOL
CONVENTION TO BE HELO IN
JV1ANY NOTED SPEAKERS
Oate of Meeting is April 22-24. Splen
did Display of Home Talent to Be
Used. Each Sunday School Can
Send Two Delegates. i
Greensboro. The program for the
North Carolina Sunday school conven
tion to be held in Greensboro April
22-24, is nearing completion and prom
ises to be one of much interest and
Three speakers of international rep
utation have, been boosed for the
convention, in addition to the splen
did array of home talent to be used.
A large, new warehouse with n
seating capacity of 3,000 has been
secured for .tire regular sessions and
a large platform will be built to seat
a-chorus choir of 300 voices.
Messrs. Tullar and Meredith, the
well-known music composers and
oublishers of New York City will
hare charge of the music, which in
sures life to this department.
, Who are delegates? The counties
can send two delegates for each town
ship in the county, though they
do not need to be elected by town
ships, but can come from any part of
the county that seems most conveni
Each Sunday school of all denomi
nations can send two acegates, .They
can be pastors and superintendents,
o? two other volunteering elected, or
appointed and should more desire to
come from larger schools they will
be taken care of as long as there is
Colleges and high schools can send
two for every 50 students.
All who expect to' attend should
send their names to the North Caro
iina Sunday School Association, or tc
C. C. McLean, chairman of commit
tee on entertainment, Greensboro,
that homes may be provided as early
as Dossible, As "a specialty is to be
made of the secondary division. there
3uould be a number of delegates from
classes of teen ages, so send some
bright boys and girls.
Body of White Man Found.
Lumberton. An unknown white
man, probably 25 years old, was found
dead in a ditch by the Coast Line
track, one and a half miles north of
Pembroke by the crew on a south
bound passenger train. Coroner
Itancke was notified and went imme
diately to the scene. In the dead
man's pocket was found $1.13 in mon
ey and a letter without an envelope
addresse dto "Dear Bro. Jim am
.signed "Agnel Ravel. 5 i Stafford So
Toronto." The coroner's jurj- decid
s?d that he was hit by a train during
tlie night and killed instantly. A
flask of whiskey was found hear the
bodv. The body was buried by. the
railroad company on the right-of-way.
Called Meetin o-fFar choohgeRay
Good Berry Crop This Year.
Wilmington. Strawberry fields in
this section are white with blossoms
.and new buds are blooming every day,
with well-formed berries on every
vine, which indicates that the move
ment of berries will begin a little
earlier - than usual this year. A few
express shipments have already been
made, but.it will be two weeks yet
before the movement will bgin in car
toad quantities. Then prediction is
"made that this section .is going to
havs a. splendid berry crop this year.
Called Meeting of Farmers' Union.
Reidsville The called meeting ol
r he members of the Farmers' Union
cf the bright tobacco belt of Virginia
and North Carolina was held re
cently. The meeting was behind
closed doors and only members of the
union were allowed to gain entrance
ro the deliberations. President H. Q.
Alexander, Charlotte; T. E. Dicker
son, president of Houston, Va., Dry
i'rizery, and P. M. Comer, president
of the Danville Dry Prizery. made
the principal addresses.
Set Day to Receive Bond Bids.
Charlotte. The board of county
commissioners set Monday, April 23
;is the day on which bids will -be re
ceived for $325,000 of bonds which
;ire to be offered for sale by. author!
ty of the legislature. . The bonds will
be' sold in the following lots and for
the following purposes:' $73,000 for. a
jail; $35,000 for bridges, and $215,000
for the floating debt. A large number
of bonds will be. received and a good
premium will be realised. None ol
the bonds will be sold for less thar
1AND OF THE LONG LEAF PINE
JShort Paragraphs of State News That
Has Been Condensed For Busy
People of State.
Raeligh. Hon. -Geo. Rountree, of
Wilmington,' accepts the judgship ap
pointment from Governor Craig, for
the Eighth or Wilmington District.
IT 1 1 m Kortnn
closing at Fairmont, 11 miles of here,
Norwood Dunn shot and killed Char
iest House, Dunn, ' was arrested by
Sheriff" Lewis and placed in jail.
Durham. The case of the boundary
dispute between Joe Snields and J. W.
Neal, which has been before the Su
perior court for several days, came to
an end when the jury returned a ver
dict in favor of Mr. Neal. .
Raleigh. A charter is issued for the
Ocean City Coporation of Wilmington,
capital $50,000 authorized, and $3,000
subscribed by W. G. Hall, Jj R. Steph
enson and others for a real estate and
insurance and brokerage business.
Washington. From present pros
pects the coming season looks bright
for a successful tobacco market In
Washington.. It is understood that
there will be two warehouses in oper
ation, and one of them, lias already.
been leased to John C. Lovelace, ' s
prominent tobacco man of Wilson.
Salisbury. A heavy wind storm
raging in this section of North Caro
lina played havoc recently with the
Red Cross poultry farm, near Salis
bury. Several poultry houses were de
molished and the damage will De
heavy. Smokestacks, plat-glass fronts
and many out-buildings fell under the
Raleigh. The Raleigh school board
is preparing for the erection of a
$100,000 public school building for the
Glenwood section of the city. It will
be of fireproof construction, with 10
class rooms and of modern design. An
assembly room will be .secured through
the use of roller partitions between
two of the largest rooms.
Statesville. Democratic municipal
primaries have been called for April
5, and according to precedent this will
really be the election, the town being
so strongly Democratic that none save
the nominees of the Democrats
ever make the race. Candidates for
mayor, members of the Board of Ald
ermen and two members of the graded
school board are to be nominated.
Spencer. It Is now apparent that a
call for volunteers will have to be is
sued to get candidates for aldermen in
SDencer. A date for a primary has
been named and there are ,two can
didates for mayor. W, H. Burton and
C. G. Thelling, but not a man has an
nounced his candidacy for alderman.
Ashe'ville Several of the leading
educators of western North Carolina
have organized an educational society,
which will use its efforts for the bet
terment of school conditions in this
section of the state. The first meet
ing of those who are interested in the
movement was held several days ago,
when Prof. W. C. Allen of Waynesville
was elected temporary chairman.
Four Oaks. A posse with blood
hounds spent "the day in a- futile
search for Noah Massengill, the con
vict who killed Deputy Sheriff W. E.
Strickland recently when the latter
attempted to arrest him as a fugutive
from the county roads. Massengill if
still at large, although it is thought
he will soon be, apprehended. John
ston county is aroused over the des
Charlotte One of the first appro
priations made out of the $35,000 fund
for bridges in the county will be set
aside, it. is said, for the bridge over
Paw Creek. It will be of steel with
stone and concrete abuttments and
will be of substantial construction. The
county will purchase its own material
and much of the work will be done by
Convicts. This, undertaking will be
started in the summer.
Gastonia. It was learned that the
present mayor and Board of Aldermen
of Gastonia will stand for re-election
at the coming municipal election May
5. This information is authentic and
will hold water, though' not a single
member of the board nor Mayor Craig
has made any public statement that
he will be a candidate. It is under
stood that they will make no announce
ment of their candidacy and will make
no fight for the offices which they now
fight form crawyp cmfwy ppppjjjj
. Rocky Point. The heavy frost
throughout Pender county recently
followed by the cold wave did con
siderable damage to truck. Some snap
beans that were protected were saved
while fields that were exposed are kill
ed. All cucumbers that are up from
the ground were killed.
Dunn. The people of the commun
ity are looking forward to April 11, on
which date the new school building
will be dedicated. Hon T. W, Bickett
will deliver the address of the occas
ion. It is really a dedication of the
large addition ywhich haa been made to
the building in the past year.
TO UNITED STATES
PRESIDENT HUERTA AND GENE
RAL DIAZ REPORTED AT
WANTS GREATER VIGILANCE
Another Outbreak Feared in Mexico
City, Trough Rumors Are
Mexico City. The Mexican govern
ment haa made a formal protest to
the American government against the
shipping of arms and ammunition
from the United States to the rebels,
and has requested that greater vigi
lance be exercised in guarding the
frontier. Mexican officials under
stand that numerous consignments of
war material, includinc many ma
chine guns, have been sent across the
border, in some cases even at the
regular ports of entry, and are now
in the hands of the rebels. - 5
It is nointed out by the same - of
ficials that since the rebels control a
larce nart of the frontier, this country
is dependent absolutely for the time
being on the United States to pre
vent the rebels from obtaining sup
nlles. That the rebels are securing
quantities of ammunition appears i to
be a fact.
Residents of the capital are nerv
ous because of cntinued rumors of
friction between President Huertaand
Gen Felix Diaz, and of plots and in
trigues, even to the fixing of dates
when a, new battle may be expected
in the streets or the assassination of
one or the other ol tne priucipais
So keen wa's the excitement that the
president summoned newspaper men
to the Dalace to issue a formal state
ment saying he and Felix Diaz were
still friends and working in harmony
and that, .there was no truth in the
street gossip. Huerta's statement
was reiferated by Diaz.
Tarn Texas. Eiehtv-nine were
killed and many wounded in a des
perate 16-hour battle, 80 miles from
Coahuila. A report of the encounter
was .hrmieht to Nuevo Laredo,- oy
Garza Rivas, a federal captain, who
was hnHlv woutded. and was confirm
ed later by small bodies of federal
troops who followed - him.
MONTENEGRO VERY DEFIANT
Austria-Hungary , Is -Preparing for a
London. The stubbornness of Mon
tenegro in continuing the bombard-
mpnt of Scutari, contrary to the wisn
es of the powers, and the dilatoriness
nf Servia in withdrawing her troops
beyond the line decided upon as the
frontier of the future Albania, if not
overcome by more peaceful measures
will lead to a demonstration and a
blockade of the Montenegrin coast
and the Prts of Albania occupied uy
Austria Hungary is losing patience
with her little neighbors, and is urg
ing the nowers to take action to en
force the demands contained ia their
notes to Servia and Montenegro; and
ivhon the naval measures are taken it
is expected - this duty vill be allot
ted to Great Britain, Italy ana Aus
tria.' Russia, although she joined in
the collective diplomatic action, win
-rortiHnate iii the coercive steps
Servia has expressed her intention
nt rnmnlvinsr with the powers' de
mand to evacuate Albania, but has
made no movement in the direction,
unH the Austrian government com
plains that instead she is sending
more war material to mawtunujij.
Austria insists upon the immediate
removal of the Servians
- . . j Atlanta Pen.
Memphis, Tenn J. M. Sims, foitner
pesident of the defunct ' American
. hi Htv in the
XrVlSI CUUiyaujr v ,
United States district court here en-
tered a plea of giuuy io i-ia,
. . 1 ,.horrlnn thii 11Kf Of tlie
lnuicimems tu'tt"& -
mails to defraud. Upon recommenda-
tion or District nuuimj x,
was sentenced to serve six years in
the federal prison ai j-maiim. un
convicted man was so overcome when
arraigned before the bar for sentence
that he wept.
Summer Home Selected by Wilson.
Cornish, N. H. President Woodro.v
Wilson has chosen the home of Win
ston Churchill, the novelist, to be his
summer capital, according to a tele
gram received herefrom Mr. Churc
hill, who is now in Santa Barbara,
Cal! The message was directed lo E.
p Roberts, manager of the Churchill
estate, and contained instructions for
getting the place in readiness for the
president's occupancy. Harlakendun
sen house, as the Churchill property
is known, is a two-story brick .struc
ture, three miles of Windsor, Vt.
SCENE ON THE
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This Is a scene on the raging Miami river at Dayton, O., where hun
dreds of lives have been lost in the floods. -
ONLY ABOUT 500
PERISHED IN FLOOD
ROLL OF FATALITIES 'IN , OHIO
AND INDIANA IS VERY MUCH ,
SMALLER THAN THOUGHT.
$15,000,000 PROPERTY LOSS
Revelation Comes With Receding
Flood Waters Showing Marvel
ous Escaps of Thousands.
Cincinnati, Ohio. The flood waters
have now receded sufficiently to
show that the' number of persons
drowned in ail the affected cities in
Ohio and Indiana may not exceed
500. While many persons are still,
missing to friends and relatives, in
vestigations ' made indicated that
many were safe who had been thought
In Dayton careful estimates placed
the number of deaths at 200 or fewer,
although a meeting of the undertakers
asserted that the total might be 800.
Relief work went on rapidly' in Day
ton and all parts of the city were
Columbus, will have the next to the
largest loss of life, sixty., bodies hav
ing been found in the inundated por
tion of West Columbus.
Chillicothe and Tiffin, Ohio, where
there had been reports of fifty or
more dead, each found IS corpses.
Figures from .Piqua give a death
toll of 50 persons. Fremont and Mid
dletown. Ohio, each had 14 dead; Mas
sillon 3, Zanesv'.Ue 4 and Troy 9.
The Indiana total drowned receded
to fewer than 30, distributed as fol
lows: Peru 20, Prockville .10, Fort
Wayne 6 and Terre Haute 4. No
bodies have "been found in West In
dianapolis, where as many as 200
deaths were at one time, reported.
At Cincinnati the Ohio, swelled by
its tributaries north and south, caus
ed alarm, and,. although the situation
had not yet reached an acute stage,
reports from neighboring Kentucky
towns indicated that warning had
been issued to the inhabitants to
seek points of safety from the ris
ing water. .
An Indiana alarm was felt in the
valleys of the Ohio, Wabash and
White .rivers, 'but ample warning serv"
ed in a measure to-reduce the panic.
Loss cf Life at Dayton Will Not Be
Over Two Hundred.
South Dayton. Ohio. Dayton's loss
of life probably will, not exceed 200.
This estimate is based upon a per
sonal canvas. of almost a hundred
of Dayton's leading citizens, men of
unquestionable judgment and reliabil
ity who have "been engaged in relief
and rescue work in every section of
the city ever since the rising waters
Invaded th business section.
At Ruohviile half a million dollars
of damage wa3 done in the business,
and .rC'iidencs districts. At Kokomo r
Hi.? property loss was estimated at a
million dollars and live hundred per
sons are living in the second stories
of then homed. Similar conditions
were reported from Anderson. Marion,
Tipton, Nobles ville- and Peru.
Conditions at" Indianapolis, Fort
Wayne, Kokomo and ether places In
central' Indiana were the worst in
many years From every part of the
state there were reported disastrous
I AT DAYTON
,'- i.'; , ,
ALLENS m THE
ELECTROCUTION OF BANDITS
FOLLOWS WHEN DRAMATIC
FIGHT TO SAVE THEM..
SON AND FATHER EXECUTED
Floyd AHen4 Leader of Outlaw Band,
Unnerved as He Goes to Death
for His Part in Tragedy.
Richmond, Va. Floyd Allen and
his son,. Claude, the only two of the
Ilillsville gunmen ,to pay. the death
penalty for the Carroll court house
murders a year ago, were electrocuted
in the state penitentiary, after a dra
matic eleventh-hour attempt to save
them had been thwarted by Gov.
Mann unexpectedly returning to the
capital, thus preventing the lieutenant,
governor from acting iipori ja' request
for a commutation. '
Floyd Allen, leader of' the putlaw
band," an aged prisoner, was .terribly
unnerved by the excitement, incident
to the delay of six hours in carrying
out the sentence. -' "
The prison guards next brought
Claude Swanson Allen, son of Floyd,
into the death chamber.
Governor Mann cut through the
maze of constitutional questions- con
cerning the lieutenant .governor's
right to interfere in the case of the
Aliens by returning to Virginia soil.
From Washington he telegraphed
here that he would be in Virginia
soon, when Lieut. Gov. Ellyson "was
expected to announce whether or not
he would commute the sentence of
Claude Allen, as urged by Allen sym
pathizers. With Governor Mann again in his
own state, the proceedings before
Lieut. Gov. Ellyson automatically end
ed, and friends of the condemned men
who worked all through .the night
j aml wj10 admitted that
chance had been lost. They did not
, .. .t ninmoner fmm Hnvftrnor ATann.
although it was suggested that be
be urged to grant a respite
Governor Mann arrived m tne cny.
from Washington at 11:30 "o'clock.
There w as a large crowd around1 the
station, composed largely of .friends
of the Aliens, although there waf.no
'demonstration. Ten policemen and as
many detectives escorted tho govern
or to his automobile in which he was
hastily driven to the capltol. He de
clined to see any -one, although he
notified the prison superintendent that
he -would be in his 'office throughout
the .day. . ' . "
Floyd Allen almost collapsed in his
death cell when informed that the ex
ecution had been delayed. Claude Al
len, whose nerve never failed hereto
fore, broken down completely.
5,000 Workmen Idle.
Yonngstown, Ohio. Fully 23,000
workmen employed in various indus
tries of the city are temporarily
thrown out o'i employment as a re
sult of the flood here. Loss to the.
big Indus rkM being compelled to shut!
down wii! be very heavy.- At East j
Youngstown the Mahoning river if
nearly half a mile wide, and the Penn-!
sylvania lines through tne city and
for a number of miles east are on
iirely submerged.' Every bridge ' in
the citv ia guarded by policemen
END CAME TO FINANCIAL KING
TN ROME HOTEL. UNCON- ,
SCIOUS AT THE LAST.
END WAS NOT UNEXPECTED
The Physicians Say That The First
Breakdown Came From His Experi-
ence as Witness Before The Pujo
Rome. J. Pierpont Morgan, the
American financier, died at- five min- '
utes past twelve o'clock (6.05 a. m.
New York time) Monday. ... -
When the'death of Mr. Morgan was
seen to be approaching rapidly, Pro
fessor Bastianelli and Dr. Dixon forc
ed Mr. and Mrs. Herbert L. Satterlee,
his son-in-law and daughter, and Miss
Helen Hamilton, who, had been In con
stant attendance, to leave the room.
Mr. Morgan toward the end showed
that he was suffering internally only
by a movement of his right hand. Oth
erwise he displayed no signs of vital
ity except by heavy breathing.
Frequent bulletins were issued dur
ing the morning showing that his con-
J. PIERPONT MORGAN.
dition was gradually becoming worse
and by 11 o'clock the physicians had
given up all hope. r
'' Mr. Morgan was unable to assimil
ate the artificial nourishment . admin
istered during the morning and his
physical weakness ' was extreme
Heart tonics ire injected but these
had no effect and for several hours
before his death he was in a state of
coma, unable to respond .to any ques
tions or to recognize any of those at
his bedside. .
One of his relatives, Mrs. Fitzsim
raon, wife of Rev, Mr. Fitzsimmon
arrived from Cannes and was shown
into the death chamber but her pres
ence remained unknown to the dy
ing man. '
Besides the four trained nurses in
attendance, Miss Helen Hamilton was
af great assistance to the three phy
sicians. Professor Giuseppe Bastian
elli, Dr. M. Allen Starr and Dr. Geo.
They Must Not Resign. '
Washington. Secretary Daniels ol
the Navy Department announced that
he had taken a decided stand against
accepting the resignation of midship
men and other naval officers before
they fulfill their contract with the
Government. The Government regards
j -itself as having a binding contract
with the officers to serve eight years,
including the four years at Annapolis
Secretary Daniels said that 'since .the
Government was at considerable ex
pense to educate and train these of
ficers, he believed it should receive a
permanent benefit for the expense in
Will Raw Sugar Go On Free List?
Washington President Wilson will
decide if raw sugar snail go on the
free lits 'or carry a small duty in the
new tariff bills. Congressional lead
ers are willing to defer to his attitude,
Chairman Underwood of the ways
and means committee is waiting ta
hear from the president.
Worst Flood on Record Now Feared
Cairo, 111. The Cairo executive
flood committee sent an appeal to
President Wilson asking for aid for
Cairo and towns nearby. The measagp
was as follows "The worst bood
ever known in the Ohio Valley and
Mississippi Valley is now; expected
All previous high -water records at
Cairo south may be broken. We are
making every effort in oust power tc
take care of local situation, but the
river communities near t us sI;ould
have assistance. Boats, sacks, fooG
and other supplies are needed.