$1.00 a Yar, In Advance.
-FOR GOD, FOR COUNTRY AND FOR TRUTH"
PLYMOUTH, N. C., FRIDAY, MAY 23, 1913.
BATTLES DF FUTURE
IMMEDIATE NEED OF ORGANIZED
CAMPAIGN WORK WAS DIS
CUSSED AT SESSION.
Clark Howell Attends Meeting of Ex
ecutive Campaign Committee of
Washington. The campaign fo
Democratic supremacy at the polls
in 1914 and 1916 was opened here
when the executive campaign com
mittee of the Democratic national
committee organized and discussed
preliminary, plans. The committee
agreed upon permanent headquarters
in Washington, the organization of an
educational campaign ' and harmoni
ous co-operation with the Democratic
congressional committee, with a con?
tinuous militant party organization
from now until after the next presi
dential election at least. Representa
tives A. Mitchell Palmer, of Pennsylva
nia, caucus chairman of the house,
and . recognized as the president's
spokesman in that body,' was made
chairman, and Rolla Wells of St. Louis,
treasurer of the Demorcatic national
Thomas J. Pence of North Carolina,
the former correspondent, who con
ducted the Wilson press campaign,
will be in charge as manager of pub
licity. Which his already is Colonel
John I. Martin of Missouri, sergeant-at-arms
of the last and other national
conventions of the Democracy. Plans
agreed upon contemplate the sending
of Democratic Washington letters to
approximately 10,000 weekly newspa
pers and 2,000 daily papers that have
no special correspondents at the na
tional capital All this will require a
large fund, and the committee decided
to appeal to the states of contribu
tions The situation generally and the need
lor immediate organized campaign
work were discussed at two sessions
of the committee The committeemen,
accompanied by Mr. Pence, called at
the white house and explained the
plans to President Wilson, who voiced
lis hearty approval.
It is' probable that the congressional
committee will be asked to name three
representatives and two senators to
serve on a joint executive campaign
committee for conducting the political
battles' during the next four years.
The party leaders contemplate send
ing out speakers under the auspices
of the joint committee.
CHARLES BURNS REDUCED
Assistant Foreman in Weather Bureau
Hepled His Chief.
Washington. Charles T. Burns, an
assistant foreman in the weather bur
eau, suspended at the time of the dis
missal of Chief Wills L. Moore, was
reduced in rank and salary by Secre-1
tary Houston, who declared Burns'
"guilty of misconduct in the perfor
mance of his duties."
Moore was dismissed for "serious ir
regulaties" and missuse of his office, of
which it was alleged he had been guil
ty in his campaign for appointment
as secretary of agriculture in President
Wilson's cabinet. The case was re
ferred to the department of justice for
investigation. Burns was charged with
Secretary Houston's investigation of
the case disclosed, an official state
ment says, that on December 27, 1912,
Burns recommended that an inspec
tion of weather bureau printing plants
in various cities was necessary in the
interest of economy and efficiency
"whereas the , trip was planned by
Moore for the primary purpose of pro
moting his candidacy for appointment
as secretary of agriculture and not for
the promotion of economical or effi
cient admisistration of the bureau."
Tithes of Adventists $17,948,510
Washington. The enormous growth
of the tithe and mission funds of the
Seventh Day Adventists of the World
since the organization of the general
conference in 1963 was indicated by
the report of the treasurer, W. T.
Knox, presented at the quadrennial
conference board held at Takoma
Park, Md. The total tithes aggregated
Indian Princess at Indian Spring
Jackson, Ga. A full-blooded Indian
woman and her husband are camping
for the summer at Indian Spring. She
is the Indian princess Neola and per
haps the first ful-blooded Indian to
camp at the-springs since the time of
Chief William Mcintosh, from whom
the spring was purchased by the
whites. Her husband is Chief Eagle
Eye and is an Indian In all respects
except birth. He is a native of Ohio
and was taken by the Indians when
only 7 years old and reared as their
r , J . V f i - v : s t t n
The picture showa Henry M. Flagler and his wife at Palsi Beach.
Florida. Mr. Flagler isHhe most remarkable man in the history of Florida
He built the Florida -EaBt Coast railway, was a director of the Standard
Oil company and a close friend of the late trio of financiers, H. H. Roger.
E. H. Harrlman and J. Pierpont Morgan.
JAP QOESIIONNOT SERIOUS
DISCUSSION OF THE CALIFORNIA
ALIEN LAND LAW BY JAPAN
AND UNITED STATES. '
President Wilson Believes the Ques
tion Can Be Settled bjj
Washington. President Wilson be
lieves negotiations between Japan and
the United States over the alien- land
legislation are not In an alarming
stage, -but that the interchange of
views thus far have been along frank
and friendly lines calculated to re
move the appearance of discrimination
against Japan subjects.
The president, discussing tne sud
ject informally, took the position that
the Webb bill would; not violate the
treaty between Japan and the United
States. He intimated that Japan's pro
test was not founded upon a claim that
the treaty would be broken in any
wav. but.uDon the feeling that there
.was an effort to discriminate against
Japanese on the ground or ttieir alleg
ed ineligibility to citizenship.
The president revealed that the ques
tion of naturalization had not yet en
tered into the discussion with the Jap
anese ambassador, but that of course
underlying the bill, it was realized
that federal courts had not finally
passed upon the question of legislation.
It was upon the basis that Japanese
were not accorded the privileges of cit
izenship that the appearance of dis
crimination written in the bill had
President Wilson endeavored to make
it plain that the greatest frankness
had prevailed between the two gov
ernments even to the abandonment of
many diplomatic formalities.
Intimations that the Japanese pro
test itself was couched neither in vig
orous nor aggressive language, but was
formal and friendly in character, came
from the president "himself.
Fire and Dynamite-Used by Women.
London. One of the bands of mili
tant suffragettes assigned to interfere
with the pastimes of the men of the
British Isles, celebrated Whit-Monday,
which is a general holiday here, by
burning down the headquarters of the
Nottingham Boat club on the banks
of the river Trent. The structure,
which contained many valuable race
and other skiffs, was destroyed, the
loas being $10,000. A bomb operated
by clockwork was discovered under
the veranda of the pavillion of the
Limpsfield Tennis club in Surrey.
NOMINATIONS HELD UP
AROUND HARRIS BATTLE RAGES
.. IN THE UNITED STATES
Republicans Have Begun Filibuster to
Keep Harris Out of Census Di
rectorship Until July.
Washington. Senate Republicans be
gan their first big fight on President
Wilson's nominations when the ap
Dointment of W. J. Harris of Georgia
as director of the census, succeeding
E. Dana Durand, was taken up in ex
ecutive session. For nearly, five hours
the senate played at cross purposes
on the Harris nomination
The Republicans forced roll call af
ter roll call on questions of procedure
and in support of tactics which the
Democrats termed dilatory. Motions
to put the nomination over until next
week wee put and defeated and finally
when the membership of both sides
had dwindled away to almost nothing
adjournment was taken with the Har
ris nomination still just where it aws
when it began.
Republican leaders have served no
tice that they expect to keep up the
fight against the confirmation of Har
ris until July 1 at least, when Mr. Du
rand hasannounced his intention to
auit. Under the senate rules there
is no question of their ability to filibus
ter to their hearts' content, and ll
they are willing to go into long exec
utive sessions day after aay they can
prevent confirmation as long as their
talking powers last.
During the debate an unsuccessful
attempt was made, to invoke the fam
ous "Reed rule," by which members
present in the chamber but not voting
were counted In an attempt to disclose
a quorum. This innovation brought
forth more speeches, and before the
session ended most of the Democrats
and a large part of . the Republicans
had spoken,, although none touched up
on the nomination itself.
Three to Commit Suicide.
Griffin. With one suicide, two at
tempts at suicide and a mysterious
death, this section, has just turned a
morbid page .in its history. W. A.
Goodrich killed himself with a pistol.
Alexander Foss shot himself, but will
recover. Dave Foster tried to shuffle
off his mortal coil at Sullivan's mill
by taking arsenic, but prompt medical
attention saved him. When assured
by a friend that he would never get
well, Dave Perkins,, a ne?ro, who -had
been sick for almost two years, turned
hU fa to the wall n3 fMl,
INY LUES LOST
II! WESTERN STORM
TEN PERSONS KILLED, THIRTY
OTHERS INJURED, TOLL
OF TORNADO. .
SEVERAL TOWNS STRUCK
Town of Seward, Nebraska, Is Ravaged
by a Twister Twenty-Two'
Seward, Neb A tornado which took
a toll of ten lives, injured thirty odd
persons and destroyed more than a
third of this town occurred here.
Twenty-two residences were destroyed,
and many more were partly wrecked,
but the business portion of the place
did not greatly suffer.
The tornado struck the residence
portion of Seward and swept every
thing in its path. Most of those killed
were caught in the wreckage of their
The tornado, after passing through
Seward, continued to the northeast.
Reports are that the towns of Tomaro,
Lushton, Grafton and McCool Junc
tion were wiped out. Four persons are
reported killed at Tomaro and several
at f McCool Junction. Utica was In the
path of the twister.
Before the last telephone wire went
down an appeal was sent to Lincoln to
send physicians and undertakers.
Reports from surrounding sections
indicate that the effects of the tornado
were felt over a wide range of terri
Omaha, Neb. Officials of the Ne
braska Telephone company In this city
were notified that a tornado at Seward
had resulted In twelve deaths and fif
ty persons being injured, several of
them fatally. The town is said to
have been almost destroyed.
A series of tornadoes which 'had
their climax at Seward struck the
towns of McCool, Loushton and Graf
ton, east of here. Numerous buildings
were demolished, but the total num
ber, of casualties' is not yet known.
A storm of great fury struck the
southern part of Omaha, unroofing
many, houses in the vicinity of Thir
teenth and Gold street and doing other
Coming so quickly after the eastern
tornado, in which more than 100 lives
were lost, many hundreds of south
end inhabitants rushed to cellers and
other places of refuge.
Chattanooga, Okla. Several build
ings, including a bank, church and a
school house here, were wrecked dur
lng a wind storm. The property dam
age is estimated at $25,000. No one
was hurt. Reports from the surround
ing counties tell of serious damage to
TWO ARE KILLED IN WRECK
Flagman J. T. Allen Was Crushed to
Death at Rice's Station.
Atlanta. "I'm nothing but a hobo,
fellows; get this poor devil out of here
and let me be." were the words that
greeted rescuers who raced to the
sperm of a wreck on the beaooara at
Rice's station,, in which Flagman J.
T. Allen was crushed to death and lun
dneer R. B. Brooks was scalded so
that he died before reaching Atlanta.
The rescuers were the crew and pas-
sAnfi-ers of the night train from Bir
mingham, which was flagged before
reaching the wre,ck by a farmer living
The man who declared that he was
a tramo eave his name as R. G. Burns,
and hl3 residence as nowhere. He was
scalded on the arms and hands and
was painfully injured. He had been
first to reach the wreck which occur?
red in a deep cut as the engine and
tender raced to the relief of a freight
at Powder Springs, where an enginfi
had given out.
Burns was working under the steam
trying to pull Engineer Brooks out
when rescuers arrived. He had not
given the task up, although it appeared
impossible for one man to extricate tne
Scutari Yielded to the Powers.
Cettinje, Montenegro. An interna
tional naval force, commanded by
Vice Admiral Cecil Burney of the
British navy, took possession of the
fortress of Scutari. The international
force was escorted into the city by
a Montenegrin guard of honor.
23 Years for Stealing 83 Watch.
Topeka, Kan. Arthur Patten, who,
at 30, has spent twenty-three years
in Kansas prisons, left the penitentia
ry here, paroled to a farm "to become
a citizen." At the age of seven Pat
ten stole a $3 watch and was sent to
the state reformatory as an incorrigi
Kio Tarred after four years, he en
tered a farmer's house in Osage coun
ty, where he had vainly sought work,
and ate food he found In the pantry.
Caught, he was compelled to finish
his. reformatory sentence and then
FROM THE TAR HEEL STATE
Short Paragraphs of State News That
Has Been Condensed For People
of the State.
King. Farmers in this secton ara
busy planting tobacco. A good rain
is very much needed for It has been
several weeks since there has , been
any rain here.
Fayetteville. Fire several days ago
destroyed the stock of the Monaghan
& Clark ' Grocery Co. and damaged
that of J. B. Wilson, next door.' Both
stores are In the Marsh building on
Hay street, betneath a section of the.
Cumberland Hotel, and the flames
flames penetrated to the second .floor,
forcing the hotel guests from the
Kinston.Whlle standing under a
tree for shelter from a rainstorm, two
children of William Harrison, a farm
er living five miles from here, were
struck by lightning. The children, a
14-year-old' boy and a girl aged 15,
had been sent to drive a flock of young
turkeys to shelter. The bolt, striking
at tree, ran down its trunk, killed the
boy and slightly injured the girl.
Gastonia At a meeting of the Gas
tonia schoool commissioners at the
City Hall, Mr. Joe S. Wray was unan
imously re-elected superintendent of
the city schools for another year.
Opposition to Mr. Wray had develop
ed a little strength in the city recent
ly and his opposition was led by At
orney J. M. Hoyle, who appeared be
fore the School Board and presented
the argument for the dissatisfied fac
tion. High Point. The regular meeting
of the School Board was held recent
ly for the election of teachers for next
year, together with other general bus
iness. The most important business
of the board was the re-election' of a
superintendent. Mr. Thorn well Hey
nes, who has filled this position for
the past two years, was unanimously
Gastonia, Deputy Sheriff G. R.
Rhyne and Mr. M. A. Carpenter have
gone to New York, armed with requi
sition papers from the Governor of the
state, to get one William ' Duns, alias
"Irish Jimmy," who is wanted here
on a charge of breaking into a safe at
McAdenville several years ago. Dunn
is-being held by the New York auth
orities and will be turned over to Dep
uty Rhyne and brought back to Gas
tonia for trial.
Greensboro. The City Commission
ers of Greensboro decided to purchase
an auto fire truck at a cost of ap
proximately $5,000. It is expected
that the truck will be purchased with
in the next few days. The commis
sioners also re-elected Chief of Police
Ira Isele for anothe term of two
years; Police Captain Pearce was re
elected, while Patrolman Dave Causey
was promoted to a captaincy.
Raleigh. Luther D. Grissom, a
well-known young man of this city,
was run down by the automobile of
Mr. E-d Chambers Smith on Hills
boro street, and sustained painful In
juries which Included the breaking of
three ribs. He was unconscious for
some time after he was struck. Gris
som had just alighted from a street
car and stepped out into the street,
directly in the way of the approach
Scotland Neck. Steps are being
taken by those Interested in horse
racing to pull off a big meet on the
local turf about the middle of June,
the exact date not yet being decided
upon. It is said that there will be
several fine horses to take part, be-
sides those owned by the local sports-
man, and a big day is promised forf
those who love racing. A county fair
is being agitated by some of the more
progressive citizens, the event to be
held here next Fall.
Gastonia. It Is stated that the far
mers of Gaston County this year are
not planting much land in the near
famous long-staple variety of cotton,
which was grown so extensively In
this section last year. The explana
tion of this is said to be that the
local markets were not good enough
last season to encourage farmers In
the production of the long-staple. It
is stated that the prices paid were
from hree to four cents a pound less
than was paid In other sections for
the same variety and grades.
Slier City. A a meeting of the
school board recently, the following
teachers were elected for next year:
Mr. C. O. Small, superintendent; Mrs.
C. O. Small, Mrs. J. E. Fox, Mrs. J. C.
Gregson, Miss L. R. Charles and Miss
Mamie Wilson, assistants.
Statesville. The Harmony State
High School commencement exer
cises at Harmony, 1 1-2 miles north of
Statesville several days ago, attracted
one of the largest crowds ever as
sembled In the county. Many who
attended from a distance remained
at Harmony during the three days of
ALIEN LAUD BILL
AS YET UNSIGNED
BRYAN ADMONISHES REPORTERS
ABOUT THE STRAINED RELA
ARIZONA'S NEW ALIEN LAW
Secreary of State Has Long Confer
ence With President, But Did Not
Discuss Relations Between the
United States and Japan. '
Washington. The Japanese nego
tiations over the California anti-alien
bill have not advanced much and
there is no expectation at the state
department or at the Japanese em
bassy that there, w'.ll be any develop
ments, in the immediate future. Gov.
Johnson has not signed ,the bill, so
far as official Washington is advised
and that appears to be the necessary
condition precedent to . the resump
tion of the negotiations. .
The officials are doing everything
they can to discourage sensational
stories of strained relations between
the two counties and Secretary Bry
an again admonished newspaper call
ers against speculating as to the gov
ernment's policies. Ma. , Bryan had
a long conference with President Wil
son, but it was said the relations be
tween the United States and Japan
were not discussed although it was
presumed at first that the conference
was for this purpose.
Arizona's new alien land law, is not
regarded here as seriously complicat
ing negotiations with Japan because
the act does not contain the same di
rect bar against Japanese as the Cali
It is expected, however, that be
cause of its adverse effect upon Mex
ican land owners In 'Arizona, a pro
test will be forthcoming from the
Mexican Government, even in view
of the rather irregular status of the
diplomatic "relations between - Amer
ica and Mexico. With both the
American and Japanese governments
waiting on final action of Governor
Johnson, the possibility of postpon
ing the operation of the proposed
California land law by invoking the
referendum is again being discussed
in official circles.
Tariff Condemned In France.
Paris. The Undrw.ood tariff bill,
as far as It relates to French indus
try, was energetically condemned at
a meeting of the National Association
of Industry and , Commerce. Deputy
Georges-Gerald expressed the objec-
tlon to the bill's amlnlstration
clauses, which, instead of relieving
the great hindrances which he de
clared exist in trading in the United
States, increased them arbitrarily.
When Mr.-Underwood and his friends
say they are only applicable to 'pro
fessional defrauders, said Gerald,
"this affirmation is not sufficient for
French exporters, who already know
too much about the administration of
the American tariff." '
Florida to Cuba Flight Successful.
Key West, Fla. The first success
ful flight from the United States to
Cuba from Key West to Havana, over
L the Gulf to Mexico, was made by
Domingo Roslllo, a Cuban aviator. A
prize of $10,000 was offered for the
accomplishment of the feat which
was unsucessfully attempted in 1911
by Aviator McCurdy. Rosillo left
from the terminal of the Florida East
Coast Railroad here in a gale. His
machine was not equipped with pon
toons. This fact, in addition to the
unfavorable weather conditions, ren
dered the flight extremely hazardous.
The Range Rifle League.
Washington. The short range rifle
league of the United States, composed
of 38 rifle clubs from Maine to Cali
fornia, was organized. It Is the larg
est organization of rifle clubs for lea
gue shooting ever attempted.
A New Treasury Order.
Washington. National banks no
longer will have to hold reserves
against any deposits of the Federal
government. Acting comptroller of
the currency notified the banks that
the treasury department would not
require reserves against any money
deposited by officers of the govern
ment upon which interest is- paid.
This action is the result of Secretary
McAdoo's order charging two per
cent Interest on government deposits
and It probibly will release $1,000,000
now t!ed up In rcs--rvcs.