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PLYMOUTH, N. C., FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 1913.
G AU HTLET TIOWH
10 SIX BIG POWERS
MONTENEGRO DECLINES THE OR
, DER THAT SHE CEASE AT
TEMPT TO TAKE SCUTARI.
LITTLE KINGDOM IS DEFIANT
Austrian Army Also Maneuvering
. Near Montenegrin Frontier.
Crisis in Balkins.
Cetttinje. -The little' kingdom of
Montenegro has thrown down the
gauntlet io the six great powers. She
declines to "yield to the demand of
the powers to abandon her attempts
to gain possession of Scutari and has
officially announced that "there will
he no. departure from an attitude
. which conforms to the necessities of
the state of war existing between the
allies and Turkey. .
An international fleet, comprising
warships of. Austria Hugary, France,
Geimany and Great Britain, is now
blockading the Montenegrin port of
Antivarl. These include four Austri
an warships, the British cruisers Yar
mouth, Inflexible and Gloucester; the
German cruiser Breslau, Italian cruis
er Pisa and the French cruiser Edgar
Quinet. Russia is not represented by
a warship, but has acquiesced in the
The British admiral sent the follow"
lug message to the Montenegrin pre
mier, Dr. L. Tomanovice. v
"I have the honor to inform you
that the international fleet is assem
bled in Montenegrin waters as a pro
test against the non-fulfillment of the
wishes of the great powers. I desire
to call your excellency's attention to
the presence of the fleet as a proof
that the great powers are acting In
concert and request that their wishes
he fulfilled without- further delay.
Please inform me immediately that
your government is ready to carry out
the wishes of the great powers."
To this the Montenegrin premier re
plied in a note expressing regret at
the presence of the fleet, which he
considered a violation of the neutral
ity proclaimed by the powers at the
beginning of the Avar and to the det
riment of Montenegro. The premier
"Despite the pressure which the
presence of the fleet implies, there
will be no departure from an attitude
which conforms to the necessities of
the state of war existing between the
allies and Turkey."
A brigade of Austrian troops from
Catttaro has been maneuvering near
he Montenegrin boundary. The cus
tomary notice has not been given the
Montenegrin government and Aus
tria's action is considered unfriendly
and menacing. ,
CUBAN KILLS AN AMERICAN
Rudolph Warren, Son of Rich Plan
ter, Shot to Death at Havana.
Havana, Cuba. Rudolph Warren,
son of Jere Warren, prominent Amer
ican sugar planter, died in a hospital
here from a pistol wound in the ab
domen, .which he received in a duel
with Hannibal Mesa, a member of a
wealthy Cuban family.
The two young men recently had
several physical encounters and were
reputed to, be rivals for a woman's
The duel was at thirty-five paces.
Warren fell at the first fire. Mesa
was not harmed.
Warren made a statement to, the
, police that he had accidentally shot
himself. Immediately after the duel
Mesa sailed for New York on the
-steamer Havana. The utmost reti
cence is. being maintained on all sides
regarding the affair. '
Boys Shot to Death.
Greenville; S. C. Upon breaking
into the basement of a fashionable
dry goods , store, Leonard Smith, 17
years old, son of a prominent and
wealthy family, and his 20-year-old
companion, Rowlty , Martin, engaged
In a pistol battle with three police
men, who had concealed themselves
In the store inanticipation of a bur
glary, with the result that the young
men were shot to death, and one of
the policemen severely wounded.
Two Men Are Killed by Auto."
Jacksonville, Fla. In an automobile
accident on the Atlantic boulevard,
Harry Stahl, 21 years of age, was in
stantly killed and Joseph B. Sloan of
this city was so badly injured that
he died a few hours later at a hospi
tal. Sloan, with Stahl as a compan
ion, went to the beach to witness a
lifi-saving exhibition and on return
ing at a fast rate of . speed, turned
out In order to pass a car. In turn
ing out the wheels struck soft earth,
the car swerved, the right . front
whre! striking the big' car.
SCENE IN FLOODED
w m: -rr, T.
V- &Vr f 'wT
This is a scene in Shawneetown,
over the entire town.
TURKEY ACCEPTS TERMS
PORTE AGREES TO ABIDE UNRE
SERVEDLY BY DECISION OF
Terms of the Mediation Offered by
European Powers to the Bal
Constantinople. The Turkish gov
ernment declared that it unreservedly
accepted the terms of peace proposed
by the European powers.
The foreign office handed the Otto
man's acceptance to the dean of the
diplomatic corps accompanied by an
expression of thanks to the powers
for their mediation.
The terms of mediation offered by
the-European powers to Turkey and
the Balkan allies were;
"1. The frontier of the Ottoman em
pire in Europe shall start at Enos and
following the course of the Matriza
river and then that of T the Ergene
shall end at Midle. All territories sit
uated west of this line shall be ceded
by Turkey to the allied states with
the exception of Albania, the delimi
tation' of which shall be fixed by the
"2. The question of the Aegean - Isl
ands shall be settled by the powers.
"3. Turkey shall abandon all claim
to Crete. . -
"4. The powers cannot favorably
entertain the demand for indemnity,
but will -admit the allies to partici
pate In the discussions of the inter
national commission in Paris for an
equitable settlement of their partici
pation in the Ottoman debt and in
the- financial charges. of the district
to be handed over to them. Turkey
is to be asked to take part in The
labors of the commission.
"The " great powers declare at the
same time that as soon as these ba
ses are completed hostilities shall
On March 28 Bulgaria notified hex
acceptance of the offer of mediation,
but persisted in her demand for a
war indemnity and proposed to sub
stitute a frontier, line from Midie on
the Black Eea to the gulf of Saros
FEDERAL LOAN FOR DAYTON
Proposed to Ask for $20,000,000 N to
$40,000,000 for Restoring City.
Dayton, Ohio. "Dayton i3 facing
one of the gravest problems that any
city of the world ever faces and we
want the world to know we need
money and food for our stricken peo
ple," said John H. Patterson, president
of the relief committee, after he re
turned, in company with H. E. Tal
bott, chief engineer, from a tour of
the sections of Dayton swept by , the
flood. - '
In speaking of a tenttative 4lan to
ask the federal government for a loan
of from $20,000,000 to $10,000,000 to
be. used in reconstruction work, Mr.
Patterson said: ' -
"At a meeting of bankers and offi
cials of the building associations, it
was decided to make an appeal for
federal aid. The banks and building
associations have $60,000,000 worth
of assets which they will put up as
collateral. It may be deemed advis
able to ask the government to give
us some financial assistance. We feel
that the disaster is an emergency
which would justify extraordinary ac
tion on the part of congress."
Express Companies Hit Hard.
Washington. Express companies of
the coutnry have been hit hard by
the operation of the new parcel post
system, according to a statement sub
mitted to the Interstate commerce
commission by counsel for the com
panies In their final arguments
against the reduction in express rates
nrnnnwil hv the commission. It wa3
declared that the companies have suf
fered a loss approximating per
cent. In email package business a
lo-s which amounts to about 6 per
ce:;t. of the sv" r"vca""s.
It- ' - ,
111., taken when the water had spread
22 HEN Mm OH SHIP
GERMAN SHIP TURNS TURTLE
WHILE WRECKING CREW IS
Ship Had Been on Rocks for Two
Month and Was Not Seri
Bay City, Ore. -Twenty-two men,
including the ship'B captain, the pres
ident of a wrecking company of Port
land and the representative of the
Marine Underwriters, were trapped in
the hold of the German ship Mimi,
which capsiaed off the beach here
after having been hauled off a reef
on which she had been last two
A heavy sea was pounding tie
wreck and life-savers refused to at
tempt a rescuer They said no boat
could be lauenhed and refused to let
volunteers take their boat--.
The Mimi, in ballast for Valparaiso
from Astoria, piled up on the reef
February 13 last. She was not seri
ously injured and the underwriters
contracted with Charles ' S. Fisher of
a Portland construction company to
float her.' Fisher, his secretary and
seven riggers, Capt. Wr. E. Crowe,
representative of the underwriters;
Captain .Westfall of the Mimi "and
eleven of his men "were aboard the
ship when she capsized. All werV be
low deck when she turned over.
The Mimi was hauled off the rocks
at high tide. It was determined to
take her to deep water at once, and
she was at anchor off the beach when
the rising wind and sea whirled her
Life-savers fought all day to reach
her without successs. After they had
given it up and as dark was falling
the men on the wrecW's bottom ap
peared. Seas are sweeping the' wreck. The
wreckage was seen and it was feared
she was breaking up. Whether the
men aboard can hold on until the sea
abates and the savers reach them is
a problem. ' Tlie hull is low in the
water and may sink from sight when
the tide rises. v
FAREWELL IS GIVEN MORGAN
Eternal City Starts Body of Great
Financier on Journey Home.
Rome, Italy. The Eternal City
gave its last farewell to J. Plerpont
Morgan, whose body was conveyed
from the Grand hotel to the railway
station and there placed iaboard a
train for Havre. It will be transport
ed to the United States by a steamer,
The France, sailing for New York.
The German emperor sent a mes
sage of condolence to Mrs. Morgan as
"Accept the expression of my sin
cerest sympathy in your great be
reavement. Your husband's death is a
loss not only for you, your family
and your country, but his many
friends in all parts of the world shall
never forget him." ' - .
The funeral procession to the de
pot was impressive in its simplicity.
The hearse was followed by carriages
in which rode Mr. and Mrs. Herbert
J. Satterlee, the American ambassa
dor, Thomas J. O'Brien; tht . staff of
the embassy, the attending physicians,
Doctor Nelson of te American church
and a few friends. Platoons of mu
nicpal guards acted as an escort. The
people in the streets raised their hat3
as the cortege passed.
Governor Witness in Murder Trial.
Montgomery, Ala. Governor O'Neal
appeared as a witness for the state
in the trial of Henry F. Vandlver, a
former member of the executive's
staflV who is accused of complicity in
the murder of Sloan Rowan. His evi
dence was damaging to the accused
man. It was brought out by the state
in rebuttal after- the defense had rest
ed. The governor testified that Van
diver was formerly on his staff, rank
ing as colonel, and that he accompa
nied him to the Aubnrn commence
lviont last Juno.
LEVEE GIVES WAY AT HICKMAN,
KENTUCKY AND FLOODS
ALL PERS0NSERE WARNED
Western Section of the City Is Cov
ered With From Fifteen to Eighteen-Feet
Hickman, Ky. As a result of the
teti ific beating of the waves against
the- dikes protecting the lawer por
tion of this city, the levee gave way,
the Mississippi poured through the
gap at a mad rate of speed. All per
sons employed in the district had
been warned out earlier in the day,
and no loss of life is reported.
The break will not relieve the riv
er situation at other points, ' the wa
ter coming through being turned back
to the main stream by the govern
ment, or Reelt'oot levee, two miles
below the town. The section flooded
is occupied by several factories, and
the homes of several hundred work
men. According to the report, the Reel
foot levee is withstanding the flood
in good shape, no bad spots being re
ported. The break came at a point near
the Mongol Box company's saw mill,
where a .'blow-out" occurred under a
concrete wall. Within a short time,
the forces watching the levee had cut
the dike at six other places to equal
ize the spread of the water over West
A large barge carrying machinery
was in the river just outside the point
where the blow-out came, and when
the levee broke, carrying away about
fifty feet of the bank, the boat went
through the crevasse, tearing down a
building on the 'inside.
The western section of the city is
covered with about fifteen feet of wa
ter. Because" of the advance notice
given the residents, the property loss
'will be less than last year.
Reports from Columbus, Ky., state
that a government quarter boat had
arrived there and that the Jlood ref
ugees have, plenty of food and shelter.
SUFFRAGETTES USE TORCH
Large Country House Burned in Eng
land by Women.
London. the suffragettes, continu
ing their' campaign of retaliation
against the sentence of Mrs. Emme
line Pankhurst, their leader-, to a
term of imprisonment, succeeded in
destroying another large country
house by fire.
As in several, previous cases of the
kind, the residence, which was situat
ed at Cherleywood, Buckinghamshire,
was unoccupied, but was being pre
pared for the reception of a tenant.
The owners of the building, a firm of
contractors, estimate their loss at
-Cards bearing the inscription, "votes
for women," and other suffragette
mottoes, were found on the grounds.
-The police claim that some of the
recent criminal acts attributed to the
suffragettes, principally the attempts
to destroy railway property, was the
work of men engaged by the women.
All the ra . .-. y stations and tunnels
are being patrolled to prevent mis
creants from damaging, them.
General Huerta to Resign.
El Paso, Texas. To satisfy all fac
tions in. the Mexican melee, General
Huerta has agreed to the naming of
Pedro Lascurain as provisional pres
ident, said advices received here di
rectly from the national capital. Las
curain would serve out the unexpired
term of the late President Madero.
As minister of exterior relations in
Madero's cabinet Lascurain is enti
tled to serve as next in line, in view
of the deaths of Madero and1 Vice
President Snarez. The Huerta cabi
net would be retained by the com
Battleship Crashes Into Steamer.
Philadelphia. The United States
battleship Ohio was in collision with
h, ttipnmshln Ti-prierich of the Mer-
1 1 r wv-- -
chants and Miners line, While pro
ceeding up tne iiawne mvci.
Ghouls Open Graves of Fever Victims.
Griffin, Ga. Disastrous consequenc
es to the health of the city are feared
v...- t-ha meAlc-al nrofession here from
1 " -
the desecration cf ghouls of .graves
of two white children who died of
scarlet ' fever in 1S35. Protest ha3
been made to the -police against the
graves continuing open a mmuia
longer than is necessary and demand
has been made that the bodies be
re-Interred at once, aa the disease of
which they died is contagious. "Thero
were enough germs in those cof Saa
to kill a ciiy." said a doctor.
FROM ALL OVER THE SfAU
Short Paragraphs of Stite News Tteat
Has Been Condensed For People
Raleigh. The last day's report of
the receipts of the North CaroMaD
Red Crose showed $133 for the flood
sufferers of the West.
, Lexington. Policeman J. M. Gar
land was killed here several d&yJ
ago by Lee Pord. The cause of the
tragedy is shrouded in mystery and
no one, not even the family of tit?
man who did the killing, nor the fa
ily of the dead man, can throw ay.
light on the subject. '
Spencer. Of the 10 aspiraate foij
appointment as postmaster at Spa
cer, H. M. Cooke,, a well-known irugM
gist here, is the first candidate ta
drop out of the race. Mr. Cooke fHA
a strong candidate, but states thtd
the duties of the office wouW racrstfs
too much of his time. '
Asheville. H. W., J. M. and W. Bj
Hunt have purchased a tract of Uji4
of 160 acres, two r&Hee ? et f
Hazelwood, the deal having bmJ
closed recently. The new owdjm
of the property are reeWeats ol
Greensboro and it is announced thai
they will conduct an apple orefcwi
on their land.
Charlotte Mr. C. E. Clark, for tike
past two years county demonetnttof
of agriculture, will tender hlg reisvi
nation to the Board of county com
missioners at their monthly mtfcsg.
He will go to Scotland county witwM
he has accepted a position geaert!
manager of the large Gates property
consisting of 12,000 acres of timber
and cotton lands.
Concord. A meeting of the
tive committee of the North Carohas
Press Association will be held at t$i
Empire Hotel in Salisbury in the near
future to fix the date and make ar
rangement for the annual meeting 4
the association at Ashevilie. Tfefa
announcement is made by Sertrj
J. B. Sherrill and President James
Newton. The 22nd reunion of Com
pany 1, 4th -regiment, was held at
Sherrill's Ford. This company was'
organized fifty-one years ago with an
enlistment of 142. Only thirty-six ara
now living and only fifteen answered
to the roll call. An address was de
livered by Rev. Beverly Wilson. The
next meeting will be at Catawba Sta
tion on April 1, 1914.
Raleigh. To advance the .cause oi
the Philathea Home for working
girls in Raleigh, the Raleigh Baracar
Philathea Union begins the raising of
funds for the construction of that
home. This movement began a
month ago when Mrs. A. V." Joyner
presented impressively the need of a
home for working girls in the city
and urged the Baracas and Philatheas
to undertake its provision.
Statesville. Stateavilie's contribu
tion to the flood sufferers of Ohio totals
$262 to the present and there are
many who say they will make con
tributions if further appeal for help
is made. Of this amount the cky
of Statesville contributed $50. Most
of the money was left At the office ol
The Landmark volunt Vy th
remainder was collected by Messrs.
G. E. Vrench and W. L, Gilbert. The
money is being sent to the Red Cross
Durham. Joe Jackson, John Mc
Lean and Butler Spivey, three oper
atives of the West Durham mills, were
tried on a charge of assaulting Roy
Wilkersou, another West Durhaaa
man, with intent to kill. McLean was
fined $10, Spivey released and Jack
eon was sent to the roads tor five
months. The case grow out of the
assault of Wilkerson abut a week
ago, when the three men passed by
his home and , raised a disturbance.
Kinstou. At a meeting of the di
rectors of the local chamber of com
merce a committee was appointed to
confer with officials of the Atlantic
Coast Line Railroad and the leading
citizens of Pollocksville, Jones coun
ty, relative to the extending of the A.
C. L. from the terminal of the Wel-don-Kinston
branch here to the Jones
county, town. The line which the
members . of the chamber desire to
have built from this city to Pollocks
ville as contemplated would touch at
Trenton and would put the richest
section of that county in a closer
touch with the outside world.
China Grove. Mr. Posey C. Shuff
ler, aged 70, died here from grippe.
The deceased was reared in Burke
county and moved to China Grove
20 years ago. He served through
the Civil war, under Capt. Stewart,
Company E. Fifty-eighth North Caro
lina regiment .
Hickory. Petitions are being cir
culated by citizens asking the county
comm!cJonera to lcate a new road
from Piedmont Wagon ConvpanTu
plant, this city, through to .Brook
ford. This road will pass through a
suburb of the city known as Graa
DEMOCRATS IN COMPLETE CON
TROL OF THE GOVERNMENT
MUCH JAORK WILL BE DONE
Genate Debated For Nearly an Hour
on Propriety of President Wilson's
Visit to Capital to Deliver Message
By Word of Mouth.
Washington. Congress, opening in
extraordinary session under Demo
cratic domination, was enlivened by
the activities of a healthy youth, the
Progressive organization - in the
House, and the Invasion of petition
bearing suffragettes. But even these
novelties were overshadowed by prep
arations for the event when President
Wilson will deliver his tariff message
by word of mouth to the Nation's law
Victor Murdock, leader of the new
Progressive party in tue lower branch,
aided by his small band of followers,
attracted unusual interest and at the
very outset stirred up a fight over the
seating of Representative H.f Olin
Young of Michigan.
' The heralding of the coming of the
President of the United States, how
ever, was the principal subject of of
ficial and unofficial discussion. The
Senate hesitated when a resolution,
adopted previously by the House pro
viding for a joint session to listen to
President Wilson, was presented for
its consideration. It was a stunning
proposal. Not in the life time of any
veteran statesman present had such a
thing even been considered. History,
they supposed, had closed on that
custom a century or xuore ago. First
an effort was made to have the resolu
tion lie over under the rule but Vice
President Marshall ruled it was a res-'
olution of the highest privilege.
Before it was adopted Sepator Wil
liams of Mississippi, depreciated the
President's decision to enter the halls
of Congress and speak his mind to
"the people's reprG3entativasj" He
express'ed the hope that such an event
never would -occur again in the Ad
ministration. He doubted the wisdom
of the move, averring that it' could,
not aid in bringing about the legisla
tion for which the people were clam
In the House the resolution was
adopted without debate as soon as
Majority Leader Underwood introduc
ed it. There, plans for the President's
welcome took on a gala aspect.
Merchants and Vice Commission.
Chicago, 111. Thirty-eight of Chl
ago's biggest retail merchants met in
executive session here with members
of the Illinois senate vice commission.
Lietu.-Gov. O'Hara said that as a re
sult of the conference he hoped the
merchants would be able to voluntar
ily announce a standard , minimum
wage for female employes. , -
Many Corporations Need Not Pay.
Washington, D. C. Hundreds of"cor
porations will be relieved from paying
the federal corporation tax by a de
cision of the supreme court to the ef
fect that corporations leasing all their
property and having no income except
tht yielded by the lease are not "do
ing business" and therefore are not
subject to the tax.
Son of Speaker Clark Appointed.
Washington, D. C Bennett Clark,
sou of Speaker Clark, has been ap
pointed parliamentary clerk of the
house, to succeed Charles R. Crisp,
of Georgia, who is bow a representa
tive. Clark is 23 years old, a gradu
ate of the University of Missouri, and
the youngest man ever to serve as
cJerk at the speaker's table.
Eighteen Men Drowned.
Bay City, Ore. Eighteen men were
drowned by the capsizing of the Ger
man bark Mimi, which had just been
hauled off the beach at North Spit,
Nehalem bay, where she had been
since February 14th, when she went
Members of Parliament Sentenced.
Budapest. Several members of the
lower house of the Hungarian parlia
ment were sentenced to terms of im
prisonment and fines , for causing dis
turbances during the session. Deputy
Zacharlas was condemned to SO days
in jail and $100 fine for bombarding
the premier and the minister of a-vri
culture with ink stands during a riot
In the house some months ago. Depu
ties Hoffman and Beck were f-d-tenced
to 14 days in jail and a fine of
$60 eaeh for a similar offense. Four
tft.hev deputies were acquitted.