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PLYMOUTH, N. C, FRIDAY, APRIL 181913.
CITY OF SAL0N1KI
GREECE, IN POSSESSION, IS CON
CENTRATING HER ARMY TO
. OPPOSE RIVAL'S CLAIM.
POWERS BACKING BULGARIA
Servian Troops Are Being Withdrawn
From IScutaria and Are Marching
Home to Servia.
London. Bulgaria Is making for
mal claims to the possession of Sal
oniki, now occupied by the Greek
troops, according to a dispatch from
Belgrade, Servia. . The dispatch adds
that Bulgaria is taking military meas-
ures to support her claims, while
Greece is concentrating her army
along the railway leading to Saloniki.
Vienna, Austria. The powers com
posing the triple alliance, Genaany,
Austria-Hungary and iltaly advocate
that Saloniki should be given to Bul
garia as compensation for the ces
sion of Silistria a'nd a strip of Bul
garian territory to Roumania.
Russia and France, on th? other
hand, are of opinion that Greece
should have Saloniki, while England
1 appears to favor the view of the triple
alliance. ' '
It was announced that Greece had
transferred a-division of her army
from the province of Epirus to Salon-
.-Lkl. .. ; r ' : " ;
' -.CettinW Montenegro. The Servian
- troops which have been assisting the
Montenegrin army In the siege of
Scutari. have '.-withdrawn and are now
marching back to Servia. This leaves
Montenegro standing practically alone
In its defiance of the powers.
The official Gazette declares that
the heavy Montenegrin' losses sus
tained -'during the recent assault on
the -Tarabosch, forts, were due mainly
to the Servian ..artillery, which con
tinued to fire while the allied troops
were"- storming the works. .
"The Servian commander forgot to
give the order to 'cease fire," says
The Gazette. -
HUERTA CALLED ASSASSIN
Constitutionalists Will Repudiate Any
Loan Made With Huerta.
.New Orleans, La. The Constitution
alist party of ' Mexico will repudiate
any loan contract made with' the
Huerta government in Mexico, accord
ing to a statement issued through
the local junta of the party. The
statement was given to the press on
the direct authority of Gov. Venustia
no Carranza of Coahuila, military
leader of the forces which are now
working to overthrow Huerta.
"In view of his base treachery and
the brutal assassination of President
Madero and Vice President Pino Sua
rez," wads the statement, "Victoriano
Huerta has no more constitutional
right to the presidency of Mexico
than would have had the notorious as
sassin John Wilkes Booth to the pres
dency of the United States after the
murder of President Abraham Lin
coln. .- v. ,
Huerta and his cohorts are usurp
ers, without the slightest basis- of
constitutionality to- their so-alled
government. . The: Constitutionalist
party desires to serve notice - that
it will not . recognize any loan or
debts contracted by Huerta or his &tf
complices. ' ;
Would Bar Immigrants.
Washington. Representative Rod
denbery of Georgia introduced a rad
ical immigration bill which will re
strict the influx of aliens by imposing
a lterary test, a ?25 head- tax and the
requirement that each ' alien must
have $100 in bis pocket. - The pres
ent head tax Is only .$4 and Mr. Rod
denberry says this is paid by the
steamship companies., Quoting , the
report of the immigration commission
he said our immigration laws were
woefully inadequate as compared with
those of Canada, Australia, Natal,
Cape Colony and New Zealand. Weak
laws and feeble administrative policy
account for many undesirable Immi
grants coming to these shores, he
Plan Blue -Sky Law.
Tallahassee Fla, Representative
W. E. Russell of Putnam county will
introduce a blue sky law in the leg
islature similar to the Kansas law to
drive from the state fraudulent land
and investment companies. He de
clares that the state has been injured
by the operation of such concerns,
and that no company dealing in Flor
ida lands or securities will be allow
ed to do business unless they comply
with the law. This will kill off a
number of companies- jnow handling
Everglade land on installment plan.
AFTER THE FLOOD
mMmm rvmmk It mi
National guardsmen guarding the
the destitute, homeless and sick of Dayton, Ohio.
CONGRESS OPENS UNDER DEMO
CRATIC DOMINATION AND IS
Thousand of Bills Were Introduced
in the House and Scores in
Washington.- Congress opened in
extraordinary , session under Demo
cratic domination, was enlivened by
the activities of a healthy youth, the
progressive organization in the house
and an invasion of petition-bearing
The youth who disturbed proceed
ings was in the senate gallery and
he tried to halt a recess of that body
by shouts of "Mr. Chairman." Taken
in charge, the youth gave his name
as George B. Clemmer of Monroe, N.
C, and said he, was a "herald of the
Prince of Peace." '
Thousands of bills were introduced
in the house and scores in the sen
ate. The Panama canal tolls question
reappeared within a few hours after
the session convened, when Senator
Root reintroduced his bill of last ses
sion for a repeal of that provision of
the new Panama canal act ' which
would permit American coastwise
ships to enjoy freedom from tolls.
Speaker Clark was re-elected over
James R. Mann, Republican; 'and Vic
tor Murdock, Progressive, and .other
officers of the house also were re
elected. The Progressive strength
was tested on the, speakership, Mr.
Murdock receiving 18 votes.
WILSON BREAKS PRECEDENT
President Was Applauded When He
Appeared and When He Left.
Washington. President Wilson has
abridged the gap that for over a cen
tury separated the pilots of public
business the executive and legisla
tive branches f the government. Not
as a cog in a machine, not as an im
personal politica-i entity, nor as a
mere department sof government, but
s the human president he went to
congress to speak "about the tariff.
. With a sweep of decision that, shat
tered precedent the president brushed
aside all imaginary boundaries be
tween congress and the executive of
fice and rescued himself, as, he ex
pressed, it from that "isolated island
of jealous authority," which the pres
idency had come to be regarded. . , (
Congress, Bomewhat startled - when
it heard that the president had deter
mined to deliver his message by word
of mouth, had prepared for a ceremo
ny of .unusual importance and such
it was; yet when President Wilson
arrived' In the midst of the great as
semblage, riding through throngs of
cheering people in the streets, and,
later, looking up into galleries crowd
ed with privileged ticket holders, he
seemed after all what he said he was,
"a human being trying to co-operata
with other human being3 in a com
mon service." ,
" Japan Protests to United States.
Washington. : President Wilson
sought to avert a diplomatic tangle
with Japan over the bill pending in
the California legislature through
which Japanese would be prevented
from owning property in that state.
The Japanese government had filed
formal protest with the state depart
ment against what it considers a pro
posed infringement of treaty obliga
tions. The president conferred firs'
with Secretary Lane of the interior
department, who hails from Califor
nia, and later with' Senator Works.
RECEDED AT DAYTON
food and medical supplies intended for
NEW AMENDMENT ADOPTED
THE PEOPLE WILL HEREAFTER
ELECT U. S. SENATORS BY
Amendment for Popular Election Is
Ratified by Thirty-Six States
of the Union.
Washington. Direct election of
United States senators by the people
was authorized and made compulsory
when the Connecticut legislature rat
ified the constitutional amendment
submitted by congress less than a
year ago. Ratification already had
been given by 35 states.
While the proclamation of the sec
retary of state announcing final rati
fication of the amendment by 3b
states is required by-law, Senators
Bristow and Borah leaders in the di
rect elections fight in congress, ex
pressed the opinion that the amend
ment is for all practical purposes now
a part of the constitution.
"Any man"who may be elected to
the senate hereafter must be elected
directly," said Senator Borah.
. The new amendment to the consti
tution for the popular election of sen
ators is the seventeenth to be adopt
ed. It reads;
"The senate of the United States
shall be composed of two senators
from each state,, elected by the peo
ple thereof, for ysix years; and each
senator ; shall ' have one vote. The
electors in each state shall have the
qualifications requisite for electors of
the most numerous branch of the
BOLD BANDITS BLOW BANK
Robbers Blast Safe, Fire on Posse,
Cut Telephone Wires and Get $4,000.
Rome, Ga. Auto bandits dynamited
the vault of. the Bank of Commerce,
at Summerville, Chattooga county,
and while loaded down with loot,
waged a desperate pistol battle with
awakened citizens, who rushed into
the public square. The thieves made
a successful get-away in the touring
car which they bad concealed in the
woods, near the town after shootinng
down two men. They secured more
than three thousand dollars in, cash,
together with valuable negotiable se
curities and $1,000 worth of stamps
kept in the vault by Postmaster NeaL
Deafening explosions shortly be
fore one o'clock brought citizens to
the scene. First to arrive were Dep
uty Sheriff William Alexander and
Steve Garrett, , who opened fire upon
the robbers - as they appeared from
the wrecked bank building.
' A pitched battle followed in which
Alexander and Garrett were shot
twice, but both will recover. Every
one of the town's 1,800 people surged
around the wrecked building and then
made arrangements for a hurried pur
suit, while the bandits were making
haste to get away over rough roads.
Marketing Conference Meets.
Chicago. Chicago; housewives paid
2 cents a pound or from 8 to 12 cents
a head for fresh cabbage. One South
Water street commission merchant
paid $1.30 to $2 a crate; down in the
Rio Grande county on the gulf coast
of Texas cabbage was rotting on the
farms. The search for an answer to
that problem prompted farmers, truck
growers and agricultural experts from
thirty states and Canada to start a
three days' inquiry here. Cabbage is
only one of the products tht is caus
ing a shake of heads, '
TROOPS III BATTLE
WITH THE STRIKERS
FIXED BAYONETS ARE WITHOUT
TERROR FOR THE STRIKERS
WOMAN IS FATALLY SHOT
Hundreds of Troops Patroled Streets,
But Strikers Succed in Blocking
Buffalo, N. Y. Troops with fixed
bayonets held no terror for the strik.
ing . carmen of the International Rail
way company and their sympathizers x
and the riotous scenes of former
days of the strike were not only as
numerous but of a more serious na
ture. All efforts to resume traffic
were blocked, and all the cars were
withdrawn at nightfall after an in
termittent operation of less than four
Once the troops used their rifles. A
woman and man were wounded and a
boy received a, thrust from a bayo
net. The woman will die.
The most serious disorders occur
red on Main street, almost within
the business section and on Niagara
street, near the International bridge.
It was at the latter point that the
trouble occurred. Near the Interna
tional bridge the Niagara street car
lines pass under a railroad bridge.
A gang . of rioters carrying heav
timbers rushed upon the bridge as a
car was approaching and tried to
drop more obstructions when troops
ordered them to halt. They jeered at
the soldiers. Another warning was
given while the soldiers leveled their
rifles. The hooting and jeering con
tinued and another piece of timber
came over the side of the bridge.
"Fire!'' came the command. A doz
en rifles replied. A boy and a worn
an fell. The crowd which had rap
idly assembled in large proportions
broke and began to chase the street
car that had just passed under the
The soldiers followed with. fixed bay
onets and drove the throng to the
curbs. During the melee one man re
ceived a bayonet thrust in the hand.
The wounded in this disturbance
Mrs .Ida Lorich, 25 years old, shot
in back; fatally injured.
Harold Muha, 16 years old; bullet
wound ' in right arm, not serious.
Thomas Amseden, 22 years old;
bayonet thrust in right hand. '.
There were several other exchanges
of shots between soldiers and rioters
without serious results. .
DRUGGIST KILLS HIMSELF
"I'm Going to My Room and Take a
Good, Long Sleep," He Said.
Atlanta. David L. Brown, aged 60
years, a prominent druggist of Ma
con and proprietor of two stores in
that city, came into the lobby of the
Dakota hotel about four o'clock In the
afternoon and walked up to the head
clerk's desk. He had been- stopping
at the Dakota for five days, which he
had been spending in Atlanta on a
"Borwn, he said to J. B. Brown,
ehlef day clerk. "Let me have my
key. I'm going to the room and take
a good, long sleep. You needn't call
-. He was , smiling and evidently in
buoyant spirits. Brown proffered the
key and watched the aged guest as
he walked into the elevator. Thirty
minutes later a telegram came for the
Macon druggist. The clerk went up-.
stairs to deliver the message.
When he stepped across the thresh
old of room 307, the one occupied by
the druggist, the clerk discovered the
man lying on the bed, doubled up, as
thoueh in pain. A bottle of carbolic
acid, the contents drained, lay, near
by upon the floor. He was dead.
From Congress to Prison Cell.
St. Louis. Former Congressman
Harry M. Coudrey and Harry E. Gard
ner were sentenced to imprisonment
in the federal penitentiary at Leaven
worth, and each was fined S1.500 in
the federal district court here. The
two men were convicted of using the
mails to defraud.
Ate Companion to Save Own Lives.
Paris. Mail advice from French
Guinea give details of a horrible sto
ry of caninbalism. Four Inmates of
the penitentiary of the colony "made
their escape. Three of the men were
recaptured in a boat at the mouth of
the Mana river. According to their
story, they wandered In the forest for
eight days. Their scanty provisions
were soon finished. Machevel drop
ped from exhaustion. The others de
cided to kill and eat him. Machevel
made a feeble effort to run, but was
filled and eaten by ;iis companions.
NEWS OF NORTH CAROLINA
Short Paragraphs of State News That
Has Been Condensed For People
of the State. .
Charlotte. It will be a ballot with
twenty-one names which will greet the
voter who goes to the polls for the
pirmary on Wednesday, April 21, to
vote for candidates for commissioners
Winston-Salem. The first arrest
under the search and seizure law in
this county was made when Sheriff
Flynt took into custody Ernest Caudle,
a well-known white man of Rural Hall.
Salisbury. A tarvia.road is to be
placed at once from a point near the
centre of Salisbury to Spencer, a dis
tance of two miles. This will be a link
in one of the best drives in this sec
tion. , .
Hickory. Eight cars ' of 'an east
bound freight train were derailed at
Hildebran, five miles west of this city
completely blocking traffic. Trains 12
and 21 transfermd passengers. No one
was injured. , '
'.-" .- i
Asheville. George S. Powell,, who
for some time past has been chairman
of the board of education of Buncombe
bounty, resigned that position and
Judge James D. Murphy was chosen
to fill out the unexpired term.
Gastonia. May 4 and 5 will be the
closing days of the Gastonia public
schools. Dr. E. K. Graham, dean of the
University of North Carolina, will de
liver the annual literary address on
Monday night, May 5.
Elizabeth City. The residents of
Elizabeth City are preparing for the
coming season at Nag's Head. Many
of the owners of cottages at that
place are now engaged In having them
repaired for occupancy this summer.
Newton. Suarks from a Southern
Railroad engine set fire to an old field
on the farm of ex-Sheriff M. J. Rowe
one evening last week and destroyed
between 75 and 100. cords of dry pine
wood, besides a lot of damage to' the
Raleigh. A fight has been started
against the proposed removal of the
state school for the blind from 'its
present location in the heart of the
city to the Myatt tract on Boylaii
Heights, between the state hospital
for the insane and the penitentiary.
Raleigh. Governor Craig issued a
commission to A. E. Tate, of High
Point as one of three special repre
sentatives of North Carolina on the
American commission for the study
of the application of the co-operative
system of agricultural production and
distribution and finances in Europe.
Raleigh. The registration of voters
is the next thing to demand attention
To vote, men must register. But these
is no new. registration for men -who
were on the books for the city elec
tion in May, 1911, or who got on the
books for the commission form elec
tion. Unless the places of residence
have been changed to different wards
since May, 1911, those registered then
are all right.
Wilson. After hearing the following
defendants tell their tales of woe,
Mayor Dickinson bound them over to
the May term of Wilson superior court
In bonds of $250 each: Belvln Wag
ner for having in his possession sixty
half pints of whiskey and gin; A. D.
Dawson, two gallons; Tom Tucker,
one hundred and thirty-two half
pints, which was brought to Wilson
as baggage. -
Franklin. At a special election
called for the purpose, a majority of
the people voted in favor of a bond
issue for the purpose of macadamiz
ing the main highways of Franklin
township, Macon county. The amount
of bonds to be issued will amount to
about $100,000. E. H. Franks of this
city is president of the highway com
missioners of Franklin township and
has charge of the work and the issuing
of the bonds.
Statesville. Editor Rufus R. Clark
has returned from Morganton where
he attended an important meeting of
the board of dire&tors of the state
hospital, of which he is secretary. It
was the regular annual meeting of
the board and all the members, ex
cept Mr. J. W. Noell, of Roxboro, were
present as follows: I. I. Davis, Mor
ganton; J. G. Hall, Lenoir; A. E.
Tate, High Point; Dr. J. E. S. David
son, Charlotte; F. P. Alspaugh, Win
ston; J. P. Sawyer, Asheville; A., A.
Shuford, Hickory, .
Greenville. Mayor F. M. Wooten,
acting coroner, went to Belvoir town
ship to hold an inquest. There was
a party in a school house out there.
After the party ,two boys, Wade
Moore and Mosses Tyson, both less
than 17 years old, had a fight and Ty
son is said to have, struck Moore
across the temple-with a . strip of
Wrinston-Salom. Winston-Salem led
all North Carolina towns last month
in the sale of leaf tobacco, but there
is a shortage of. nearly 2,000,000 as
compared with the month of March,,
WEBB TO RELIEF
OF TILL PEL'
SUPPORTED BY OVERMAN HE
WILL TRY TO AMEND TARIFF :
COTTON OUT OF PROPORTION
Mr. Webb Says That Tariff on Cotton
Productions Are Not in Proportion
With Other Goods. Overman Help
ing to Bring About Revision.
Washington. Representative Webb
will make an effort to amend certain
rates in the cotton schedules, which
he believes are indefensibly low and
not in keeping with : the . promises
made in th Democratic platform. He
is now working on these amendments
and will have the spport of Demo
crats from North Carolina, South
Carolina, Georgia and Massachusetts
in urging them upon the caucus.
It is understood that -Mr. Webb will
also urge a small revenue dnty on
lumber. ' -
Senator Overman will support ' the
amendments of the cotton schedule in
the Senate, as he feels the sudden
and sweeping cuts hare not been fair
to the cotton manufcturers.or given
them time to readjust their business
'to1 a new set of conditions.
"John H. Finney, representing ..the
Alumnium Company of America, call
ed' on Senator Summons, to 'protest
against the cut in the duty on alum
inum. His company Is largely inter
ested in water powers in North Caro
lina, and the Southern Aluminum
Company, which ha3 a $10,000,000
plant at Whitney, N. C, is a branch.-
Dr. Friedman Makes Tests.
Washington. Dr. F. F. "Friedmann,
whe; claims to have discovered a cure
for tuberculosis, prepared for his test
at the George, Washington hospital
.before Surgeon General Blue, of the
puMic health service, and a disting
uished company of local and foreign
physicians. Willing patients by the
score were earlier on the scene. Dr.
Friedmann had insisted, however, that
he be permlted to pick his subjects.
Secretary Bryan, a number of mem
bers of the diplomatic corps and one
or two members of congress who had
been physicians before they took up
public duties were invited.. Before
innoculating the first patient Dr.
Friedmann paid a visit to, the white
house where he shook hands- with
President Wilson. He. went directly
to the hospital 'from the white house.
Morgan's Body at Rest. '
Hartford, Conn. The body of J. P.
Morgan is at rest. It was hurled
Monday on thfe crest of Cedar Hill
Cemetery, the sixth of the house of
Morgan to find resting place there.
His grave is to the west of the great
monument of red granite that marks
the family plot. To the east lie his
father, Junius Spencer Morgan, ' his
mother and a brother, who , died in
boyhood. To the north are the graves
of his grandparents, Joseph and Sarah.
Like the others the new grave will be
marked by a small brown headstone
inscribed: "John Pierpont ' Morgan,
Belgium Strike Begun.
Brussels. The great strike of work
Ingmen in Belgium to , force the Gov
ernment to grant manhood suffrage be
gan quietly Monday and at nightfall it
was estimated thw 200,000 men
throughout the country had quit work.
This number is at least 100,000 short
of the Socialist predictions and the
Clericalist press is beginning to call
the movement "a pitiable fiasco."
Chairman Underwood Sick,
Washington. Chairman Underwood
of the ways and means committee, was
ordered to bed by his physicians, who
declared he had a slight fever and
was in danger of a break down from
hard work on the tariff bill. He may
be confined for several days. His ill
ness did not interefere with the House
Disappearance of Martin a' Mystery.
London. Mystery still surrounds
the disappearance of Joseph W. Mar
tin, of Memphis, Tenna who has been
missing since April 3. While the dis
covery of his torn pocket book first,
suggested to the police that the Am
erican had been murdered and h l.i
body thrown into the Thames, they
ere now inclined to the theory that,
he is still alive and for some reason
is keeping his whereabouts secret.
The river police continue to drag the
bed of the Thames sad to keep a
sharp lookout for the body.