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"FOR GOD, FOR COUNTRY AND FOR TRUTH."
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PLYMOUTH, N. C; FRIDAY, JULY 18, 1913.
PLOT TO MURDER:
GENERAL BLANQUET, MEXICAN
WAR MINISTER, ALSO MARK
ED FOR DEATH.
MANY ARRESTS ARE MADE
President Wilson's Protest Checks
Anti-American Demonstration in
Mexico City. A plot to assassinate
President Huerta, General Felix Diaz
and General Blanquet, the war minis
..ter, has been frustrated by the arrest
of one deputy and ten others of prom
inence. It is said the intention was
to use bombs at some opportune mo
ment when these officials were driv
ing through the streets.
Documents were found on the pris
oners identifying them as supporters
of Zapata and setting forth an outline
of the plot. Several of the prisoners
have confessed. In a building some
what remotely located they had prac
ticed the throwing of bombs, studying
The American ambassador's note of
protest to the foreign office against
permitting an anti-American demon
stration here had certain indirect re
sults, although the government did not
absolutely forbid the holding of what
officials style "a popular manifesta
tion of patriotism."
A demonstration took place in the
capital, but not more than 400 persons
participated. There were no speeches
and few cries against Americans. The
line of march was through the princi
pal streets, and the manifestants halt
ed in front of a big Japanese store,
crying "Vivas" for Japan. Small silk
Japanese flags were carried with the
, A detachment of police accompa
nied the procession and the jpjnister
of war, General Blanquet, followed in
an automobile. Brigadier General
Samuel Garcia Cuellar, governor of
the federal district, refused permission
for a demonstration, and ordered the
police to disperse It if it was formed
The students later applied to the min
ister of the interior. Dr. Aureliano
Urrutia, who told them that he sym
pathized with them and would over
rule the governor's order on condition
that they created no disturbance.
LECTURES FOR EXPENSES
Says That His Salary as Secretary of
State Is Not Sufficient.
Asheville, N. "C. During the deliv-
ery of a lecture at Hendersonville,
near here. Secretary of State William
Jennigs Bryan paused in the course
of his lecture to state that he is com
pelled to deliver Chautauqua lectures
in order to supplement , his govern
ment salary, which, he declares( is
not sufficient to meet his expenses.
"As this is my first Chautauqua lec
ture since becoming a member of the
cabinet," said Secretary Bryan, "it
may not be out of place to say that
I find it necessary to lecture in order
to supplement the salary which I re
ceive from the government. As I
have lectured for eighteen years, this
method of adding to my income, is the
most natural one to which to turn,
and I regard it as extremely legiti
mate. I did not think It improper to
go from the Chautauqua platform into
a presidential race, and if I had been
elected I would have thought it no
stepping down to return to the lecture
platform. These meetings enable me
to keep in touch with the people."
Plans to Beautify Canal;
Washington. The . report of the
Fine Arts commission, which is charg
ed with the preparation of plans for
the beautification of the Panama ca
nal, has been completed and probably
will be transmitted to congress
through President Wilson about Au
gust 1. The plans embody landscape
effects to make artistic the approach
es ot the canal, as well as the locks
and the country through which the
great waterway has been cut. As far
as possible the commission proposes
to preserve existing . beautiful land
scapes and to supplement them by the
planting of additional trees. '
12 Persons Killed; 50 Injured.
Los Angeles, Cal. Twelve persons
were killed and about fifty others
were injured when a Pacific electric
interurban train ran into another elec
tric train at Vineyard station, a junc
tion on the outskirts of Los Angeles.
As nearly as could be learned, both
trains were inbound from Venice,, an
ocean beach town, 16 miles from Los
Angeles. They were crowded with
homeward bound residents of Los An
geles who had spent the day at the
beaches, and it is reported that many
of th Injured were severly hurt.
RICHARD LEE METCALFE
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Richard Lee Metcalfe, recently ap
pointed governor of the Canal Zone,
has been associated with Secretary of
the State Bryan for years, and Is edl
tor of the Commoner.
DEADLY FIGHTON MOUNTAIN
DEEP LOBBY PROBING TO BE
DONE BY HOUSE OF REP
RESENTATIVES. Investigation Ordered of the Charges
Made by Mulhall Against
Washington. A lobby investlga
tion of extraordinary scope was au
thorlzed by the house to supple
ment the senate probe already un-
der way. With the adoption of the
Henry investigation resolution a spe
cial committee of seven members
was appointed by Speaker Clark,
with Representative Garrett of Ten
nessee, as chairman.
While the house investigation was
prompted largely by the allegations
of Col. M. M. Mulhall regarding the
legislative activities of the .National
Association of Manufacturers, the res
olution as finally adopted so enlarged
the scope of the inquiry that all ef
forts to control members of the house
or to influence legislation by any
person or organization will be sub
ject to the inquisitorial power of the
MOUNT TAMALPAIS ON FIRE
Playground of Cities About San Fran
cisco Bay Is Being Devastated.
San Francisco. Forest fires are
blazing fiercely on three sides of
Mount Tamalpais, a landmark of Cal
ifornia, and playground and park of
all the cities clustered about San
Francisco bay. Three villages are
threatened. The mountain wras cloak
ed by a mantle of white'smoke, which
streamed across the bay like a wind
blown scarf, but as darkness fell the
mountain blazed above the bay and
ocean like an enormous beacon, illum
inating the sky for miles.
The fires are believed to have re
sulted from carelessness of campers.
Three thousand soldiers, sailors, na
val apprentices, fprest rangers, mili
tiamen and volunteer fire fighters are
fighting the flames, and the women
in the threatened terirtory are work
ing as hard as the men.
Italian Agents After Charlton.
New York. The Italian consulate is
advised that two agents of the Italian
government are leaving Italy for this
country to get Porter Charlton and
take him back to Italy to stand trial
there for the murder of his wife on
their honeymoon at Lake Como on
June 7, 1910. The authorities of the
Hudson county jail in Jersey City have
been directed to turn the alleged mur
derer over to the Italian agents in ac
cordance with the recent mandate of
the United States Supreme court.
Surgeons Use Knife on McCombs.
Paris, France. The condition of
William M. McCombs, chairman of
the Democratic national committee, is
declared most satisfactory by the sur
geon in attendance. His progress to
ward recovery from the operation for
appendicitis he underwent here was
said to be normal, but in view of his
delicate constitution. It was stated
he would require several days of com
plete rest. Mr. McCombs came to
Paris lately, knowing that he was suf
fering from appendicitis, but hopeful
that a rest abroad would cure him.
BULBARS ARE HOI
ANXIOUS FOR PEACE
BELIEVED HOSTILITIES ARE VIR
TUALLY AT AN END ARMIS
TICE NOT ARRANGED.
RUSSIA TO STOP THE WAR
Demands of Servia and Greece for
Possession of Occupied Territory -to
London. Having failed in her haz
ardous coup, Bulgaria is now showing
herself anxious for peace. No formal
armistice has yet been arranged, but
it is believed hostilities are virtually
ended. It is feared, however, that
the settlement of peace conditions will
prove a long task, many new ele
ments having entered to complicate
matters. , ,
Bulgaria's decision not to oppose
Roumania's occupation of Silistrie and
the strip of territory she desires, re
moves one difficulty. But. other de
velopments; such as the Greek occu
pation of Kavala, to which Bulgaria is
expected to offer bitter resistance, are
calculated to lead to troublesome ne
gotiations, especially as both Servia
and Greece, on the outcome of their
campaign, will be certain to demand
possession of the territory they occu
pied previous to the war.
Russia is already taking steps in
the Balkan capitals to arrange for
a cessation of hostilities.
The British chancellor of the ex
chequer, David Lloyd-George, address
ing the bankers at a dinner " at the
mansion house, refererd to Balkan af
fairs. He said the first trouble was
over, and he was hopeful all the pow
ers, which had started, so well togeth
er, would be able to effect a lasting
settlement among these haples3 prov
As long as the Balkan states did
nothing to upset the decisions already
agreed to among the powers, contin
ued the chancellor, it was to be hoped
that no power would find it necessary
to take any action likely to give rise
to difficulty among the great powers
U. S. DEMANDS RELEASE
Five Are Held and Their Property
Seized at Hidalgo, Mexico.
Washington. Secretary Garirson or
dered Col. Edwin P. Brewer; of the
Fourteenth cavalry, at Fort Mcintosh,
Texas, to demand the release of five
Americans, together with 350 cattle
and thirty horses, held by Mexican
revolutionists at Hidalgo, Mexico. Sec
retary Bryan requested the action.
The attention of the state depart
ment was called to the imprisonment
of the Americans and the seizure of
their property by Consul Garrett at
Nuevo Laredo, Mexico. When Consul
Garrett demanded the release of his
countrymen the revolutionists told
him they must await orders from
' So great is the lawlessness around
Tampico that the better class of Mex
leans have joined Americans in or
ganizing vigilantes under commission
of the federal military governor t of
San Luis Potosi. Already fourteen
bandits have been hanged. It is ex
pected a military governor will take
charge of the state of Tamaulipas,
as has been done in Vera Cruz and
San Luis Potosi.
Wilson Names Gerard and Willard.
Washington. President Wilson has
sent the following nominations to the
senate: Ambassador to Germany, J. W.
Gerard of New York; minister to
Spain, Joseph E. Willard of Virginia;
deputy commissioner of pensions, Ed
ward E. TIeman of Missouri. Presi
dent Wilson's Intention to nominate
Justice Gerard and Mr. Willard to their
resDective posts was unofficially an
nounced some time ago. Justice Ger
ard originally was slated for Spain.
Six People Killed in Auto.
Los Angeles, Cal. Carl Huffman, his
wife and three children and his aunt.
Miss Missouri Huffman, were killed
almost in front of the old San Gabriel
mission when their automobile was
struck by a locomotive. A fourth
child, a little girl, leaped from the
motor car just before the crash and
escaped with minor injuries.
Immigrant Governor Helping Lad.
St Paul. Minn. Thirty-three years
ago Adolph Olson, nine years old, was
detained at Ellis Island, N. Y., while
the immigration authorities made sure
that hi3 parents were in Nebraska, and
that he had a home to which he might
go. Now this same Aloph Olson, now
Gov. Adolph Everhart, is striving in
New York to aid Alois Lormer, 15
years old, a German lad, who is de
tained at Ellis Island. The lad was
on his way to the home here of his
uncle, Thomas Neum&n, when detain
ed for lack of funds.
FRANK B. WILLIS
Representative Frank B. Vyillls ot
Ohio qualified as the champion speller
of Washington at the National Press
e!ub's-"8pellin' bee," held. in Washing
ton, between a selected, team of mem
bers of the house and senate, and a
team made up of newspaper corre
spondents. THER LOBBY PROBE
HAIR-RAISING STORY OF BATTLE
OF U. S. TROdPS WITH SPEAR
No Quarter Given or Expected The
Stronghold of Moros Was Cap
tured and Many Killed.
Washington. -A hair-raising . story
of hand-to-hand conflict with spear
hurling Moro savages in a battle to
the death on an isolated mountain top,
with no quarter given or expected,
was cabled to the war department
from the Philippines by Major Gene
ral Bell. It was the commanding gen
eral's report on the campaign of Gen.
John J. Pershing, which resulted in
the extermination of the last consid
erable band of rebellious Moros
Long ago most of the Moros gave
up their arms peacefully, but the fierce
tribesmen of Lati Ward, embracing
about twenty square miles on the
northern coast of the island of Jolo,
made ready for war whenever there
was a suggestion of depriving them of
their weapons. Recently nearly ten
thousand of them stampeded to Mount
Bagsak, a wild peak which they be
lieved impregnable. Many confer
ences and patient diplomacy drew
most of them away and sent them to
their homes, but three or four hun
dred of the most desperate fortified
their stronghold and prepared to fight
It out -with the American nation.
ARMY AIRMAN MEETS DEATH
Lieut. Call of U. S. Army Aviation
Corps Crushed to Death.
Houston, Texas. Lieut. -Loren ... H.
Call, of the United States army avia
tion corp was killed instantly by the
fall of his aeroplane just north of
Texas City. He had started his flight
from the aviation field in the Second
army division mobilization camp.
His machine was at an altitude of
about five hundred feet, plainly vis
ible to several soldiers, who say that
it seemed to he running smoothly.
and that without warning, It suddenly
turned its nose downward and plung
ed almost straight to the earth.
Shooting at Neighbor, Kills Wife.
Anadarko, Okia. During the prog
ress of a dispute near Carnegie, Okla.,
in relation to his title, to a six-foot
row of beans, D. A. Dodginton shot at
A. S. Jones, his neighbor; The bul
let went wide and struck and killed
Mrs.' Dodgington, thirty feet away.
Unaware of the result of his first
shot, Dodgington emptied his pistol at
Jones, this time seriously wounding
Benjamin Robinson, a bystander.
Dodgington fled when a posse of farm
ers gathered and surrendered to the
sheriff at Anadarko.
3,640,000,000 Fish Eggs.
Washington. The year just closed
established a record for the United
States bureau of fisheries in the num
ber of eggs taken and later planted.
It ran to the enormous total of 3,-
640,000,000, which borke the record
made in the previous year by 173,
000.000. The largest number of any
one kind wa3 in flat fish, of which
800.000.000 eKS were planted. To
increase the supply of lobsters along
the New England coast, the bureau
is considering the establishment Jn
Rhode Island of a lobster plast.
ACT LIKE SAVAGES
SACKED AND BURNED TOWN OF
"SERES AND - COMMITTED IN
ARE IN DESPERATE STRAITS
Ruin and Destruction Follow in the
Wake of Retreating Soldiers. NO
Medicine For Sick or Food For the
Saloniki. The sacking and burning
of the town of Seres by the defeated
Bulgarian Army and the accompany
ing outrages on women and atrocities
on men were fully confirmed in a dis
patch from a Greek correspondent.
The retreating Bulgarian soldiers,
he telegraphed, opened a cannonade
with four field guns from a hill above
the town. At the same time bands of
Bulgarian soldiers, led by their offi
cers, scoured the streets, first pillag
ing the stores and houses and then
drenching them with petroleum and
setting them afire until the greater
part of the town wa3 blazing.
The soldiers were accompanied by
ttye notorious revolutionary Colonel
Yankofl, who with other former of
ficers of the Bulgarian Army were
very active in Macedonia in 1903.
The Austro-Hungarian consular of
fices were plundered and Sburned.
Vice Consul George C. Zlatko being
carried off by the marauders, out sub
sequently . released. The Italian con
sul bought off the Incendiaries.
The Bank of Athens, the Oriental
Bank, the Palace of the Metropoli
tan, the great tobacco warehouses pf
the American, Austrian and German
companies and the hospitals were
burned after they had oeen pillaged.
The Ameican Tobacco Company
alone suffered to the extent of $1,
000,000. Many people were crucified, hacked
to pieces or burned alive by the mad
den Bulgarians, who committed in
creditable outrages on women of all
ages, many of whom died from the
The condition of those who escaped
is lamentable. Rich merchants are
dying of. hunger, while wretched
mothers 1 are trying to find covering
and food for their naked and starv
Truce Agreed Upon by Railroad Men.
Washington. Representatives of
the 80,000 conductors and trainmen of
Eastern railways who have, voted to
strike for higher wages, and manag
ing officers of the railroads agreed at
the White House to submit their dif
ferences to arbitration under the pro
visions of the Newlands-Clayton act,
which President Wilson and congres
sional leaders promised to make law.
In the meantime no strike will be de
clared, officials of tae employes
brotherhoods agreeing to an armistice.
Armor Plate Plant For Government.
Washington. Naval experts' figures
showing that a Government armor-
plate factory, costing $8,466,000, would
save $140 a ton on armor, or more
than $1,000,000 net a year, were sub
mitted to Congress by Secretary Dan
iels. The Secretary's report was sent
in response to a Senate resolution
and supplemented previous statements
ssued by him advocating a Govern
ment-owned armor-plate factory.
Tariff on Books and Works of Art.
Washington. President Wilson ex
pressed surprise that the senate fin
ance committee had Increased duties
in the tariff bill on works of art and
books. He believes these articles are
more of educational .use than luxuries.
It .was indicated that the president
would consult senators on the change.
Eighty Lives Lost in Floods.
London. Floods in the Maros-Torda
district sot Transylvania, Hungary,
have caused the loss of 80 lives, ac
cortiins to a Central News dispatch
from Budapest. Fifteen villages nive
been destroyed. In many places the
water 1 five'faet deep.
Becker Denied New Trial.
New York. Chas. Becker's appli
cation for a new trial on the charge of
murdering the gambler, Herman Ros
enthal, was denied by supreme court
Justice Goft. Counsel had sought to
re-open the case on the ground of new
ly discovered evidence. Justice Goff,
who was the trial judge in the Becker
case and 'in the case of the four gun
men, held that the pol'ce lieutenant
had fair trial before him and denied
the plea. If relief comes to Becker
now It must be through the higher
FROM THE TAR HEEL STATE
Short Paragraphs of State News That
Has Been Condensed For Busy
People of State.
Newton.T A barn belonging to Ce
phas S. Little, of the Oxford section,
was struck by lightning and burned to
the ground. Two horses, one cow,
farming tools and feed and several
wagons and buggies were destroyed.
Dunn. The contract was awarded
to the J. B. McCrary Company of At
lanta for the entire sewerage system
to be completed by December 1. The
price for the Job was $41,000. The
piping will be about eight miles all
told and will go to Black River to
Scotland Neck. The proposition of
A. Paul Kitchin, who offered to build
a handsome office building and equip
a postoffice, has been accepted by the
postoffice department and the locatioft
of the postoffice at this place will be
changed as soon as the new quarters
can be erected. 't
Charlotte. A movement backed by
every substantial business interest in
Charlotte, demanding that the propos
ed erection of a new postoffice build
ing here be halted until provision has
been made for an adequate structure,
is making itself felt at Washington
and there is a reason to be hopeful
that results will be secured.
Raleigh. After having been hung
eight against four for .several
hours, the jury In the case of Rev. R
L. Davis, charged with an assault on
Wiley Straughan last March with a
whiskey bottle, brought in' a verdict
of guilty. The court- merely received
the verdict and whatever sentence
there may be will be imposed later.
Winston-Salem. R. J. Reynolds
Tobacco Company has awarded the
contract to erect a six-story ooncrete
tobacco factory at a cost of $150,000.
High Point. W. C. Hammer, of
Asheboro was here returning from
Washington, and while he makes no
definite statement, he let it be, known
that it Is all over but the shouting in
his contest for the appointment as dis
trict -attorney. j
" Siler City. At a meeting of the
town y commissioners the following
were elected to serve on the school
board: J. J. Jenkins,. W. S. Edwards,
H. C. Robbins, W. S. Qurham, G. E.
Matthews, C. K. Wrenn and Mrs.
Olive B Webster. The election of
Mrs. Webster' is a departure , from
what has been the custom heretofore,
she being the first women elected to
this position in Siler City.
Fayettevilie. For the. first' time in
perhaps twenty-five years the fines
Imposed on violators of this city's
peace are being turned into the school
fund. The first month's report of
Clerk R. F. Simmons of the record
er's court shows that the new court,
which has superseded the mayor's
court in disposition of case3 arising
within the city limits, paid $200-to the
school fund during the month of June.
Salisbury. Five dwellings, owned
by James Smith, Sam Biggers," Will
Black Wilson Harris and Adeline
Jones, were destroyed .by fire near
the Salisbury city limits, entailing a
loss of about $5,000. A wind blew a
gale during the fire and on account
of being out of reach of water the
firemen were powerless to save the
property. A pipe line w,as finally laid
but the buildings had been lost.
Salisbury. County t superintendent
of schools R. G. Kizer, has been re
elected. Professor Kizer has - been
head of the public school system of
the county for 22 years. Several diays
ago Professor Kizer had 40 or more
public school teachers of the county
standing examination for certificates.
Grant's creek which runs near Salis
bury is to be drained a distance of 14
miles through the county. Actual
work of drainage is expected to begin
at an early date.
Mount Olive. According to infor
mation vouched for by responsible
parties here, there la no longer any
doubt about the fact that the Dur
ham & Southern Railroad Company
is in dead earnest about extending
its road eastward from Dunn to Mount
Olive and, perhaps, on to some point
on the coast, presumably Swanaboro
or Beaufort; and it is also equally as
certain, according to the author of
the above information, that the road
will come by Clinton instead of by
Charlotte. A meeting of the Great
er Charlotte Club executive commit
tee was called several days ago, and
then postponed until the return of
President Hook, the object being to
raise money to aid the improvement
of the Asheville-Charlotte highway.
Washington. Two North , Carolina
postmasters were confirmed by the
senate, E. J. Britt, at Chadbourn, and
W. G. Fussell at Rose Hill. Both had
been held up in the senate pending
the outcome of charges. Only one
North Carolinian nominated as post
master lacks confirmation by the sen
ate. He is H. S. Harrison of Enfield.