$1X3 Year, la Advance.
"FOR GOD, FOR COUNTRY AND FOR TRUTH."
PLYMOUTH, N. C., FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 1913.
YIELD TO DEMANDS
WILL ALLOW WESTERN SENA
TORS TO STATE OBJECTIONS
TO FREE WOOL.
REINTRODUCED TARIFF BILL
Have Decided That The Republicans
Will1 Renew Their Demands For
General Open Hearings. Will Be
Considered as Whole Bill.
Washington. Democratic forces in
rli o t-o-q t tor Iff fovinlnri In ith O HAnatfi
slightly yielded to the demands for
hearings upon tariff schedules. , In ad
dition to the permission given all In
terested parties to file statements with
the Finance Committee, Senator Sim
mons conceded to a group of Western
Senators the right to appear and state
- their arguments against the free wool
and free sugar provisions that have
been agreed to by the Democcrats of
the . House. '
A.full meeting of the Senate Finance
Committee is to be held. Republican
Senators will then renew their demand
that general open hearings be given
The attitude of the majority .of the
Democratic members of the commit
tee is against this, however. : They
claim that such a course would delay
tariff revision; and that no arguments
-would be brought forth that have not
already appeared, in the hearings be-,
fore the House Committee, or. in the
"briefs filed with the Senate Commit
. tee. . - : ' '
The Underwpod tariff bill, as" finally
approved and revised by the caucus
of House Democrats, was reintroduc
ed in the House by Representative
Underwood and referred back to the
Way's and Means Committee. It will
reamear with a "favorable report
from the Democrats on the committee
and with a dissenting report from the
Republican members . criticising its
-rates and the method of revision fol
lowed by the Democrats.
The Senate Democcratic leaders
"have given up hope of having the bill
"brought into the . Senate in the form
of separate schedules.
: - Balkan Allies Present Reply.
Athens. The reply of the Balkan
allies was presented to the European
powers. It is a general acceptance
of the offer of : mediation, between
Turkey and the allies, with th reser
vation, however, that the - questions
of the disposal of the Argean islands
and the elimination of the frontiers
of Thrace and of the future state of
Alabania shall be left open for de
bate between the allies and the pow.
ers during negotiations.
Southern Sociological Congress.
Atlanta, Ga. Plans now are- being
made for the entertainment of 1,500
Southern leaders who are expected to
attend the Southern Sociological Con
gress, which convenes in Atlanta for
a four-day session. The announced
import of the congress is a "council
or. .war mr udiiuutu unuw o.uu i
eousness." Governors for several
Southern States have accepted Invita
tions, to attend the congress and others
Have appointed omciai ueiegaiea.
Issue Congressional Directory.
Washingteta. What the members
of the sixty-third congress" think of
themselves became public when the
new congressional record was Issued.
Ther directory contains biographies of
representatives and senators, prepar
ed, by themselves. Lawyers,- as usual,
form the bulk of the legislators. Sixty
nine are in the senate and 270 in the
house. ' v : -
Would Abrogate Two Treaties.
Washington A joint resolution to
abrogate : the Hay-Pauncefote and
Clayton-Bulwer treaties, on which
Great. Britain is basing her protests
against the Panama canal act, was in
troduced by Senator Chamberlain and
referred to the foreign relations com
Feeling of Japan Is Softened.
TOKKJ. me cuagrm, uiaappuiui
ment and wounded pride of Japan,
which were vented in angry militant
talk by irresponsible people, have be
come somewhat modified. The entire
apanese wition now awaits with in
tense and evident anxiety the outcome
of Ehe deliberations in reference to
the. California alien land holding bill
proceeding at Sacramento. Govern
mental and commercial forces of Ja
pan are using their utmost exertions
in endeavoring to restrain the unthink
agitators here. '
NEWS OF NORTH CAROLINA
Latest News of General Interest That
Has Been Collected FromMany
Salisbury. Four sleeping cars of
passenger train No. 36 on the' South
ern, jumped the track several miles
north of Speucer.. The trouble was
probably caused by a bucking track.
States ville. The Supreme . .Court
has affirmed the judgment of the kw-
er court in the cases of R. B. Joyne
vs. Cky of Statesville and State vs.
Mose White, both of Statesville.
Four Oaks. The test of the com
mencement exercises of the Four
Oaks "graded school was neM in the
school , auditorium. The exercises be-
gah with a music and elocution recital.
Hendersonville. Municipal "politics:
begun to simmer last week when the
Democrats in convention nominated
W. A. Keith, J. A. Fletcher and , A.
Fickler for aldermen and M. M.
Shepherd for mayor.
Raleigh. Commissioner of Insur
ance Jas. R. Young has served notice
on 1? bulling and loan associa
tions that if they do not file proper
annual reports of their affairs by
April 25 he will cancel their license
to do business in this state, a power
conferred upon him by the last legi
Iature. Wilmington. Capt. R. H. Mclntyre
died rather suddenly of heart disease
at his home, No. 81-9 Market street)
He had been in feeble health for
some time, but his death nevertheless
came as a great shock to a large num
ber of people. Captain Mclntyre was
' years old and was born in this
county. , '
Dunn. The bond issue for con
struction of the addition to the graded
school building carried by a large ma
Jrity last week. The work had al
ready been done, and the addition
dedicated. ' ,The school board having
faith in "the - citizenship to vote the
necessary tax to pay for same had
borrowed money and the building has
been in use all this session.
Asheville. At the meeting of the
Democratic municipal -" btlve com
mittee, held recently, Chi.; nan Silas
G. Bernard, who has servi,! for the
pajj several years, was chosen to
succeed himself, .and Marcus Erwin
was named secretary to succeed Law
rence' W. Young, appointed by Gover
nor Craig as adjutant general of the
North Carolina National Guard.
Mount Olive. In the municipal pri
mary, here for the nomination of a
mayor and of town commissioners.
Colon Shaw Smith, a prominent you
attorney, was nominated for mayo:
winning against B. H. Hatch, a lead-'
ing merchant, Smith - receiving' 9
votes and "Hatch ' 82. ' The followjn
were elected town commissioner,
F. Herring, J. E. Kelly, W. F. Mart
Ii .A. Byrd and Rodney Knowles
Snow. Hill. A wholesale arrest
alleged blind tigers has been m-ljS
here bf a detective. Sheriff V7tilmf
began the campaign with the arrest
of several of the offenders, and the sec
ret agent, working in this community
as an unassuming insurance agent,
wound up the procedure by taking7 in
to custody the town's leading barber
and four other of the gentry of the
"stripes," all colored.
Newton. Experimental city mail
delivery was started in Newton the
first of last week. The appropriation
for this work, was made at the last
session of Congress, only extends un
til July 15, this year, but the indica
tions' are that it will be renewed. The
service in Newton is only a trial and
if enough encouragement is offered
by citizens on the outskirts of town
by building sidewalks, numbering
houses, and erecting street signs, the
service will probably be extended and
two carriers put on. . - ' ' -
Fayetteville. The high cost of . liv
ing has abtruded itself into Fayette
ville municipal affairs. Mayor John
Underwood, on top of an advance in
the price of fresh meats made by local
butchers,, has requested City Attorney
R. . H. Dye, ; to investigate the cause
of the high price of meat on the local
market, and declares that if there is
sufficient evidence to show a combina
tion in restraint of trade, "in violation
of the Sherman anti-trust law," a
hearing will at once be held before
United States Commissioner J. C.
Gibbs. '. .
Kenansville. The town of Kenans-.
ville will hold an election on May 17,
to detrmine upon a bond issue of $10,
000 to be used in persuading a rail
road to build , to this point. .
Spencer. 'A movement of much im-.
portance was started in Spencer re
cently when about a dozen interested
citizens met at the home Mr. and
Mrs. D. E. Kester on Carolina avemne,
and organized the Spencer Civic
League. Rev. C. B. Heller was elect
ed president; B. F. Stevenson vice
president and Mrs. D. E. Kester, sec
retary and treasurer of the organisation.
BY BRITISH MOB
LONDON, BRIGHTON AND
POLICE CHARGE ON CROWDS
The British Public Seems Tired
the Militancy and Only th Po
lice Save Women From Mob
London,'England. The suffragettes
had plenty of evidence that the pub
lie has tired of militancy and only
the protection afforded by large bod
ies of police saved the women from
the hands of angry mobs. At Brighton
the suffragettes were chased off the
esplanade and took refuge in a neigh
boring house. This was surrounded
by howling thousands who bombard
ed the place with stones and smash
ed every window. In defiance of the
ban on meetings In Hyde Park, the
Womens' Social and Political Union
attempted to carry on its propaganda
there. ";- ; ;
London had anticipated that such
attempts would be made and 20,000
persons assembled at the customary
No sooner had a suffragette mount
ed the box -and unfurled the militants
flag than the police interfered. There
were a few cries of "Free speech ! "
"Are we in Russia?" But these were
drowned by hostile yells, v Turf and
stones were, thrown and then strong
rushes were made toward the women
but a large force of mounted and foot
police surrounded them and keut the
mob In check. .
No sooner had the police escorted
one group of women to a place of
safety than others appeared from an
other- quarter. It took the police
three hours finally to restore order
. Similar scenes were witnessed at
Wimbledon and Hampstead Heath,
-An infernel machine was discover
ed by a policeman in the doorway of
the Yorkshire Herald office at York!
The wrapping inscribed "Votes for
Women" indicated its origin.
J. PI ERP0NT MORGAN'S WILL
Extraordinary Document Left by the
Great Financier Is Dead.
New York. "I commit my soul into
the hands of my Savior, In full confi
dence that having redeemed It and
washed it in His most precious blood
He will present it faultless before the
throne of my heavenly Father; and
I entrust my children to maintain
iland defend, at ' ail hazard and at
any cost of personal sacrifice, the
atonement from sin throiie-h thp'MnnH
W)f Jesus Christ, once offered and
'' ' I i 1 l 1L1 ,
uu uugu uus aione.
This is the extraordinary and strik
Ing utterance which begins the last
will and testament or John Pierpont
Morgan, who died at Rome on March
31 last, whose body, heaped over with
flowers from the crowned heads of
Europe, was, a fortnight later, brought
back to his own land and was borne
to its last resting place at Hartford.
As to the amount of the estate,
which is one of the first questions the
public naurally. Is asking, there is
nothing In hte will 'to give any accu
rate idea, and the executors declare
that no announcement will be made
on this point until the apraisal has
been made for determining the state
The amount of bequests and trusts,
named by specific sups, is under $20,
000,000, but the entire residue of the
estate Is left to J. P. Morgan, Jr., who
is designated by his father to become
the chief heir not only to his fortune,
but to his many charitable and artis
Wilson Allays Ire of Japan,
i Tokio. The announcement that
President Wilson, and . Secretary of
State Bryan are making efforts to
bring about a compromise In the pro
proposed California legislation with
resject to the alien land ownership
bill and that Governor Hiram John
son 13 oposing the bill, has softened
Japanese ire and public opinion has
now become more optimistic. The al
leged unwillingness of the American
missionaries to assist In resisting the
bill is the Subject of harsh criticism
in the Japanese papers.
Alleged Swindlers Are Jailed.
New York. After pursuing them
for five months through several state's
In this country and a part of Canada,
central office detectives arrived here
from Charleston, S. C, with Frank
R. Tarbaux and Albert A. Carter,
who are accused of having swindled
G. M. Jones of Pittsburg out of $20,
000 and E. J. Pendleton of Washing
ton out of $55,000, After the arrest of
the men in Charleston, they were or
dered released on a writ of habeas
corpus, but Blease ignored the court
order and honored extradition papers.
STIRRING UP A
BALTIMORE AMERICAN "NjtfT i 1 K"llVt
JAPANESE ARE DISPLEASED
ANTI-ALIEN LAND OWNERSHIP
MEASURE, PASSED BY CALI
President Wilson,' at Work to Prevent
Friction Between United State
Sacramento. Cal. An anti-alien
land ownership bill, designed primari
ly to prevent Japanese from acquiring
title to real property within the state,
but so worded as to prohibit an alien
from owning land more than one year
except upon a declaration of his in
tention to become a citizen, was pass
ed by the lower house of the legisla
ture by a vote of 60 to 15.
The measure was drafted by a sub
committee of the judiciary committee
as a substitute for bills previously in
troduced, all of which specifically pro
vided that "aliens ineligible to citizen
ship should not hold lands."
The committee, however, proceeded
on the theory that such a statute
might be held in violation of the
treaty rights of Japanese subjects and
broadened the measure to include all
aliens who had not declared their
intention of becoming citizens.-
CONSCIENCE IN BUSINESS
Vice President Marshall Amplifies His
Warnnig to the Rich.
Washington. Amplifying his
speech before the National Democrat-
club in New York city, In which
he served warning on the rich, Vice
President Marshall authorized In a
local paper publication of- a remark
able statement regarding that ad
dress. Principally he urged the in
jection of conscience into "big busi
ness" as an antidote for Social
ism. He also reiterated his argument
against the perpetuation of great for
The vice president insisted he was
not Expressing his personal opinions
alone, but that he was guided by
those expressed by him "by many
honest financiers, lawyers, miners
and ditch-diggers, men he had met
on the street, on trains and troney
cars and in their homes.
Osborn Htads Internal Revenue.
Washington. President Wilson
nominated former Governor John E.
Osborne of( Wyoming, to be first as-
sistant secretary of state; Walter H.
Page of New York, to be ambassador
to Great Britain; William H. Osborn
or Greensboro, N. C, to be commis
sioner of Internal revenue.
Murder Is Nabbed at Still.
Griffin, Ga. Drew Smith, an escap
ed convict from the state prison farm,
as captured in Pike county while
engaged in the illicit distillery busl-
nuua and win again aon prison
strlpe3. Smith was caught by Deputy
Collectors E. J. Hinton and R. S.
son, at his still in Pike county, about
1-2 miles north of Jolly, while he
lay sound asleep by the mountain
side. lie made'no attempt to resist
arrest, though a dangerous dirk and
a 1-pound slWigshot was cn lis person.
WEATHER CHIEF DISMISSED
WILSON DISCHARGES WEATHER
BUREAU HEAD-INVOLVED IN
Moore's Dismissal Followed a Con
ference Between the President and
Secretary of ' Agriculture.
Washington. Professor Willis L.
Moore, chief of the weather bureau
since 1895 and an ; appointee of the
Cleveland administration, was sum'
marily removed from office by Pres
ident Wilson. His resignation re
cently had been accepted to take ef
fect July 31, but after an investiga
tion of his alleged efforts to become
secretary of agriculture in the pres
ent cabinet, grave charges of Irreg.
ularity were preferred and the pes!
ident withdew his acceptance of the
resignation, dismissing Professor
Moore. Later he referred the sub
ject to the department of Justice for
, Secretary Houston of the agricultu
ral department, conferred with the
president before the removal of Mr.
Moore' was announced. The secreta
ry then issued the following state
"Immediately after the resignation
of Professor Moore of the weather
bureau, was submitted to the presl
dent and accepted by him, charges
were filed with the secretary of agri
culture by responsible men within the
service. These charges were of such
a grave nature mat xne secreiary oi
agriculture , called upon the depart
ment of justice for an investigation.
"The investigation is still under
way, but the facts so far secured and
laid before the president were suffi
cient to warrant him in deciding to
withdraw his acceptance of Professor
Moore's resignation, and remove him
summarily, which has been done. The
president has also directed the sec
retary f agriculture Yo suspend
Charles T. Burns, an employee of
the weather bureau, pending a further
investigation of the Jase, and take
such disciplinary measures as he may
deem necessary with such other em
ployees of the weather bureau as may
be found to have been -unduly - active
in using the public service for pri
vate and personal ends."
Unofficially it was said at the
white house that the campaign to
make Mr, Moore secretary of agri
culture had been extensive; that the
'embers of congress in various parts
of the country had been canvassed,
and that a letter writing- campaign
had been conducted among weather
bureau employes. -
European Syndicates Protest Law.
Sacramento, Cal. Not the exclu
sion of the Japanese farmer, but the
probable effect of the proposed alien
land law on European capital invest
ed in the state is now the principal
issue involved in discussion of the
bills proposing to restrict the rights
of foregners in California, one of
which was passed by . th eassembly.
Protest has arisen from representa
tives of English and continental syn
dicates, and a stronger Influence than
that represented ty the former com
plaints cf the Japanese govemm-.r,'
REBELS GASHING IN
THE REGIME OF PRESIDENT HU
ERTA VERGES ON COL
LAPSE. MANY FOREIGNERS LEAVING
Prediction Throughout Republic That
He Will Be Deposed Rebels
Mexico City. Undisguised pessi
mism is manifested In the capital as
to the future of the Huerta govern
ment. In neither official nor unof
ficial circles are ( the statements of
General Obregon, commander of the
Sonora insurgents, 1 and Venustiano
Carrana, ex-governor of Coahuila, . of
the probable " overthrow of Huerta
longer derided. ; '
Without exception, the newspapers
aver that the only hope of salvation
lies in the flotaw- of a loan. Practi
cally all of them admit that non-recognition
of the present administration
makes this very doubtful.
The banks continue to reflect the
government's financial difficulties, and
refuse to sell exchange except at ex
orbitant rates, while merchants are
raising their prices to balance the dif
ference betwen Mexican and foreign
currency. There is no fixed Tate of
exchange. The bankers are buyers
as low as 230, while- demanding from
heavier purchasers as high as 250.
That the rebels in the north are
rapidly extending their lines is indi
cated by the isolation of Monterey and
Saltillo, the .capitals, respectively of
Neuvo Leon and Coahuila, by the cut
ting of the railroad at 'tinaras, be-
between Monterey and Tampico and
the main line of the National railroad
between San Luis J?otosi and Saltillo.
Linares Is reported to be occupied by
the rebels. :
The suspension, of railway traffic
has deflected the passenger business
for abroad to Vera Crus and Tampico,
chiefly to the former. The Mexican
railway is running trains' in two sec
tions to accommodate traffic.
Outgoing steamers are" crowded.
Some of the wealthy travelers content
themselves with quarters on the floor
of smoking rooms, while others are
accommodated in the second cabin, al
though paying first class passage.
Many foreigners are leaving the coun
try in fear that anarchy will follow
the revolution. - '
MANY HURT IN TRAIN WRECK
Central of Georgia Passenger Train
' Hits Obstruction. ,
Atlanta, Ga. While running forty-
five miles an hour down "grade just
east of Lovejoy, Ga., the Central of
Georgia passenger train No. 15, from
Macon . to Atlanta, struck some ob
struction, and the four rear cars then
jumped tne track.
There is a suspicion among officials
of the road that the accident was the
result of train wreckers. "
Capt. Andy J. Floyd, the conductor,
had his back and right leg seriously
sprained. B. M. Gordon of Macon, a
news butcher, was badly Injured, and
Mrs. J. T. Matthews of Butler, a tuber
cular patient, who was riding In the
baggage "car on a stretcher, coming to
Atlanta for medical aid, was seriously
injured, but did not 'lose conscious
Many others were injured. While
the four rear coaches jumped the
track and fell over against the left
embankment, practically demolishing
them, neither the engine nor baggage
car was dferailed. Immediately after
the accident occurred. Captain Floyd,
notwithstanding that his injuries were
serious, insisted on walking to the
station at Lovejoy, about a half mile
away, and telephoning the dispatcher
Mrs. Story Heads Daughters.
Washington. Mrs, William Cum-
mings Story of New York, head " of
the conservative faction, was elected
president-general of the society of the
Daughters of the American Revolutloi
creating Mrs. John Miller Horton
Buffalo, the administration candid
on the third ballot. The, vote sr
Mrs. Story 600, Mrs. Horton
Seven vice presidents-geneT-
were elected to complete t1 '
ment of new general offic '
Bryan and Clark V
Clark and Secretary '
Bryan met at a rv'
shook hands sr
by-gone s '
ed by J"