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PLYMOUTH, N. C FRIDAY. AUGUST 8. 1913.
' VOL. XXIV.
TO LEAD REVOLT
STATE DEPARTMENT HOPED TO
PREVENT HIS GOING BACK
GUNBOAT SENT TO SCENE
Former President Is Reported at Coro
, at the Head of an Armed
Washington. News of the appear
ance in Venezuela of ex-President Cip
riano Castro, after his five years' ex
ile, caused something of a sensation
at the state department. For the past
five years the department has been
keeping Castro under surveillance to
prevent his returning to Venezuela,
which country has been enjoying a
period of unwonted prosperity and
quiet since his retirement.
Department officials supposed . the
exile was living quietly in the Canary
islands until a cablegram came , an
nouncing his re-entrance Into the
country of his birth at, the head of
an armed force, while various upris
ings in his behalf were reported from
different points in Venezuela. He was
said to be at Coro.
From the legation at Caracas the
state department was informed of up
rising in the state of Tachira, at
Coro and Masuro. Telegraphic ci m
munkation between the capital t nd
the disturbed points was interrupt ed,
but the Venezuelan foreign of: ice
claimed the revolutionists had been
defeated by state troops at all points.
The president had been granted dic
tatorial powers, it was said, and men
were being impressed for military ser
vice.' ' ' '
- . The United States government is
represented in Venezuela, at present
only by a legation clerk, Richard J.
Biggs. - Minister Northcott resigned
and. left his post and. Secretary Caf
f ery now is in Washington attached
to the Latin-American bureau. '
: The state department called upon
the navy department for a warship to
look after American interests in Ven
ezuelan waters and the gunboat Des
Moines, now at Brunswick, Ga., was
ordered to make the cruise. It is
calculated that the gunboat can make
the run 6 Laguira, the nearest point
... to Caracas, in about six days.
TO DISTRIBUTE HUGE SUM
$50,000,000 of Government Funds Are
to Be Parceled Out. -
Washington. Secretary McAdoo
DreDared to distribute twenty-five to
fifty millions of dollars of government
funds in the agricultural regions oi
the South and West. The secretary is
-collecting information as to the rela
tive need3 of each section where har-
vestine is now under way or soon to
begin, and expects to have the money
in the banks in ample time for tne
movement of crops. Treasury officials
were confident that the secretary's
tilan would be a powerful factor in
overtiSi? or relieving the prorspective
tightness of money . characteristic of
. 1ia nrnm movine season.
Much interest was manifested in the
secretary's declaration of willingness
to receive prime commercial paper as
oAr-iiritv for the deposits. This inno
vation marks the government's first
participation in the commercial mar
Elephants In Panic.
WinniDee. Manitoba. During a se
vere electrical storm here a herd of
eighty elephants with a circus show
ing here, broke loose, wrecked half of
the circus tents and thousands of
seats, .damaged a number of smaU
"buildings and caused a panic in the
neighborhood. The elephants were
captured several times, only to break
their bonds again. Trainers with iron
bars and pitchforks at length subdued
them. No other animals escaped.
23 Hurt In Dust Explosion.
Hvmera. Ind. Five men were fa
tally burned and eighteen others dan
gerously hurt in a dust explosion at
Jackson Hill No. 2 mine, three miles
east of Hymera. It is believed the
dust was fired by a "windy' shot
Thfi mine Droperty was heavily dam
aged. Rescuers brought out all the
nraetie Demands at Peace Conference
London. The allies in demands
tAd to the Bucharest peace con
ference proposed the establishment of
frontier standing east from the Stru
. ina river, river running midway
thmu?h: Rumalia and reaching the
Aegean Jsea 15 miles west of Dedea
gatch. Thls would leave Bulgaria a
coast line on the Aegean' sea of less
thon thirtv miles. If these drastic
' terms are accepted, Bulgaria will Is
sue from two wars a little larger man
when she entered into them, but she
will have to abandon a large amount.
PROMINENT IN MEXICAN EMBROGLIO
It General Huerta Is recognized as president of Mexico by the United
States, Senor Don Angel Algara, the young Mexican charge' .d'affaires in
Washington, will be named.; as- ambassador - Nelson CShaunessy, first sec
retary of the American embassy in Mexico, in in charge of American Inter
ests there in the absence of Ambassador Wilson. Carlos de Pererya,
an accomplished diplomat. Is acting minister of foreign affairs in the Ho
erta cabinet. - - '
BLAMES IT 0NTHE BANKS
McADOO SAYS CERTAIN NEW
YORK BANKS ARE WORKING
TO DEPRECIATE BONDS, i
:sThroughout the Country
Almost $730,882,130 of the-2
Washington. Secretary McAdoo Is
sued a statement flatly charging that
the decline of government 2 per cent,
bonds to 95 1-2 a new low record
was due "almost wholly to what ap
pears to be a campaign waged with
every indication of concerted action
on the part of a number of influential
New York City banks to cause ap
prehension and uneasiness about hese
bonds in order to help them in their
efforts to defeat the currency bill."
Banks throughout the country own
almost entirely $730,882,130 of the 2
per cents. Their market value was ap
proximately $30,000,000 less than when
the banks bought them. Almost all
the entire issue is used as security for
national bank notes. At the present
price, however, the discrepancy ber
tween th market value and the issues
of notes against the bonds is covered
by what is known as the 5 per cent,
redemption fund, deposited by the
banks with the treasury to care' for
retirements of national bank notes.
FEAR LOSS OF $400,000,000
New Orleans Cotton Exchange Op
poses Tax on Cotton Futures.
New Orleans. Declaring that if the
Clarke "rider" to the proposed tariff
bill becomes a law, the effect of chang
ed conditions because of the absence
of hedging "may cost on the coming
crop anywhere from $100,000,000 to
$300,000,000 or posisbly $400,000,000,"
the New Orleans cotton exchange is
sued an official statement protesting
against the Clarke "rider," which pro
vides a tax of one-tenth of 1 per cent,
per pound on cotton futures, or an
average of 50 cent3 per bale. The
statement is signed by W. P. Stewart,
vice and acting president, and H. O.
Wilson Confers on Mexico.
Washington. Ambasasdor Wilson,
sumomned from Mexico City to Inform
the Washington administration of con
ditions in the rebellion-torn republic,
talked with President Wilson and Sec
retary Bryan submitting chiefly a rec
ommendation that the United States
use its influence to stabilize the Huer
ta regime. No policy was evolved at
least none wa3 announced but it be
came known that the president's ideas
and those of Ambassador Wilson's as
to the course to be pursued are
SOUTHERN OOGERS FINED
U. S. JUDGE GRUBB HOLDS THE
CONTEMPT CHARGES HAVE
Decree of 1911 Prohibited Any ViO'
lations of the Anti-Trust
Birmingham, Ala. Federal Judge
Grubb fined the Southern Wholesale
Grocers' Association $2,500 for con
tempt of court In violating a decree
issued in 1911, commanding the or
ganization to abide by federal anti
trust laws President J. H. McLaurln
of Jacksonville, Fla., was fined $1,000,
H. Lacey Hunt of Wilmington, N.
C, and L. A. Melchers of Charleston,
S. C, were fined $1,000 each and the
costs- were assessed against the cor
poration and the three individual de
fendants according to costs of their
respective witnesses. '
The decree of 1911 prohibited any
violations of the anti-trust law. A
suit was filed this year against the
Southern Wholesale Grorcers Associa
tion, its president and officers, and
many members, but after the trial was
on a few days all defendants were
expurgated except those named In the
decision by Judge Grubb. . . j
MARVIN FOB-WEATHER CHIEF
Chief of Instrument Division Is to
Succeed Willis L. Moore.
Washington. Prof, Charles F. Mar
vin has been selected for chief of the
weather bureau to succeed Willis L
Moore,- recently removed. Professor
Marvin is now chief of the instrument
division. He was appointed to the
old signal service in 1884 from Ohio.
President Wilson sent his nomination
to the senate.
Professor Marvin, the new chief of
the bureau, was recommended for the
place by the National Academy of
Sciences. President Wilson was re
quested by the executive committee of
this body to delay the appointment of
a successor to Willis L. Moore until
It had canvassed the field and recom
mended a man.
"Uncle Joe" Cannon Tumbles.
Danville, 111. Former Speaker Jo-
spnh G. Cannon's automobile plunged
down a steep bank and alighted right
side ud in a small lake in Spring Hill
cemetery near here. "Uncle Joe" was
rtflinsr with his daughter, Mrs. E. X
LeSeure. At a sharp bend in the
roadway along the lake bank his chauf-
four missed the brake with his foot
and the car leaped off the ten foot
bank. The water was shallow, and
the passengers easily waded to the
shore. Neither Mr. Canon nor his
daughter were hurt.
STORM LASHES BACK AND FORTH
ACROSS WASHINGTON, LEAV
ING DEATH AND RUIN.
3 KILLED; MANY INJURED
Many Buildings .Wrecked and the
Capitol and White House
Washington. Like a giant flail, a
cyclonic storm of wind, rain and hail
whipped back and forth across the
nation's capital, leaving death and
ruin in it3 wake. Three dead, scores
Injured and hundreds of thousands of
dollars' worth of property destroyed
was the toll recorded in the hurried
canvass made when the city aroused
itself from half an, hour of helpless
ness in the grasp of the elements.
Out of a blazing sky, under which
the city was sweltering with the tem-
Derature at 100 degrees, came the
storm, roaring from the north, driving
a mass of clouds that cast a mantle
of darkness over the city.
The sale, reaching a velocity of al
most seventy miles an hour, swept
the streets clear, unroofed houses,
tore detached small structures from
their foundations, wrecked one office
building, overturned wagons and car
riases in the streets and swept Wash
ington's hundred parks, tearing huge
branches from trees and even uproot
ingf sturdy old elms, landmarks of a
Washington's well-kept streets, with
their wealth of trees, were littered
with broken foliage, roofs, debris and
dead birds, as if a playful giant had
carelessly swished his club up and
down the city.
As the wind wreaked havoc, the
rain . came,, and in five minutes the
temperature dropped from the hun
dred mark to between 60 and 70. Then
the rain turned to hail and hailstones
battered on roofs and crashed through
skylights and windows.
For half an hour the city, covered,
paralyzed, under the beating of the
storm, every activity suspended. Trol
ley cars, street traffic and telephone
service were halted, government de
partments suspended operations.
MOTORCYCLE CAUSES DEATH
Racer at Motordrome Drives Machine
Into Pole and Tank Explodes.
Cincinnati. Two are dead, six will
die, according to attending physicians,
one other is probably fatally burned
and eleven others are seriously injur
ed, as the result of a motorcycle ac
cident at the Lagoon motordrome,
across the river from this city.
Odin Johnson of Salt Lake City,
captain of the Cincinnati team, which
was contesting at the motordrome, for
some reason that will probably remain
unknown, drove his cycle to the ex
treme top of the circular track, crash
ed into an electric light pole, broke it
off and the contact of the live wire
with his machine exploded the gaso
line tank, throwing the burning fluid
over a score of spectators.
Johnson paid the penalty with his
life, while William Davis, aged five
years, is likewise dead as the result
of the accident.
Two women and four men, so physi
cians state, cannot live, while others
are at the Kentucky hospital in a
That many more spectators were
burned is a certainty, as several drug
stores in the vicinity of the place
were kept busy for an hour after the
accident dressing the burns of per
sons who escaped without serious in
Lightning Played Freaks.
Columbus, Ga, Various freaks
were played by lightning during a
thunder storm in Phoenix City, Ala.
A horse was standing hitched in the
street and lightning struck the cross
bar of the shafts and reduced it to
splinters, the animal not being injur
ed in the slightest. Mrs. G. II. Clar
dy was lifting the lid from a rice
boiler when lightning came along and
rendered assistance, knocking it from
her hand. Her arm was numb for
some time, but her injury was not
serious. Various people were shock
ed, but not seriously hurt.
Heat Wave Sweeps Country.
Chicago. Mid-summer heat, bring
ing to many cities temperatures as
high as 106 and making the 100 de
gree mark common over wide areas,
extended throughout the central
states. Generally described the heat
wave extended from the Rocky mourn
tains to the Atlantic coast, but the
maximum temperatures were reported
from points between-Kansas and Ohio.
The weather bureau temperatures, usu
ally several degrees lower than the
street level temperatures irom cmcin
nati and Indianapolis were 102.
FROM THE TAR HEEL STATE
Short Paragraphs of State News That
Has Been Condensed For Busy
People of State.
'Statesville. The residence of Re-r.
J. H. Fesperman, a retired Lutheran
minister, was wrecked by fire. The
flames undoubtedly originated from
a defective kitchen flae.
Greensboro. The arrest of Ben Ha
zel, a negro, who has been wanted
for four years in Guilford county, has
been made at Coaesville, Pa. A mes--sage
to the sheriff here from the
chief of police of Yonkers gave the
Henderson. While on his way to
Henderson,, Deputy Sheriff Royster
overtook Lewis Allen coming from
Clarksville with a buggy-load of
Whiskey. On reaching Williamsboro
the officer deputized Alex Bullock to
assist him in arresting Allen.
Durahm. Durham tobacco ware
house managers were having to hold
off some of the farmers of the county
who want to put their first offerings
on the market. The season has not
opened and the local market men are
not disposed to begin selling yet.
Salisbury.. The annual convention
of the. North Carolina , Lutheran Synod
convened at Ladis for a three day's
session. Dr. M. M. Xlnard, of Salis
bury, i3 president of the conference
and is present. A number of leading
ministers from this and other states
are taking part on the program.
Mount Gilead. Will Morton, a
young white man who lives about
two miles north of town, was found
lying, in the public road near his
home in an unconscious cofidition,
either the result of foul play or being
run down by an automobile.
Lenoir. The fourth session of the
Women's Home and Foreign Mission
ary Societies of the Reformed church
of North' Carolina was called to order
recently in the Zion Reformed church
by the president, Mrs. C. C. Bost. who
was re-elected for the- ninth consecu
tive' term at this meeting.
Durham. A committee of the board
of aldermen Is now classifying the
laws and ordinances of the city pre
paratory to having them republished
in book form. The laws have not
been published for the past ten years,
and the result is that there are many
eld laws on the books that should be
eliminated and many new, one3 that
are not in the printed form.
Mixton. Crops in this section are
looking well. Corn is especially gcod
in most places, and more acres have
been planted to this crop this season
than ever before in this section. - Cot
ton is having too much rain. In mcst
it Is making a very good show, but is
not making form. Cantaloupes are
still moving and bringing fair prices.
Wilmington. Postmaster Green has
made application to the Postofllee De
partment for three additional car
riers in the city. An Inspector waa
sent here to make an investigation
and it is believed that he will make
a favorable report. It is planned to
extend the carrier service to Carolina
Place, a suburb.
Asheville. According to local grape
growers, this season's crop will bo
one of the best in the history of
western North Carolina, . it is said
that the climatic conditions for the
last several montha have been con
ducive to grape growiag aiu! the own
ers; of the various viiieir-l3 in the
western counties of '-his state are
planning to pick tha biggest crops in
Charlotte. The hauling of sand on
the Statesville road with wagons of
narrow tires has had the effect of
cutting that fine thoroughfare in fear
ful fashion, say well knownroad ex
perts. Mr. David P. Hutchison stated
that it would have been cheaper for
the township and city authorities to
have paid the owners of the wagons
hauling the sand a good price than to
have the road injured in such fashion.
Newton. Sheriff Hewitt haa been
appointed as chief marshal for old sol
diers reunion to be held August the
14 and had. appointed as his assistants
two men from each township iu :he
county. This will be the biggest day
of the year for Catawba county. Var
ious amusements are being planned
for the entertainment of the large
crowd that is expected. The speaker
of the occasion hasn't yet been de
Durham. Dr. C. Spaulding Stlrrett,
the newly elected meat and milk in
spector for Durham, arrived here re
cently, making the trip from Char
lotte in an automobile. He will tako
up his new duties at once. He report
.ed to the county health officer and
went over the local situation.
Stanley. A representative audience
of about 5,000 people of Gaston coun
ty and adjoining territory greeted
Congressman Thomas Hcflin of Ala
bama when he delivered a splendid
oration to the Confederate veterans,
who were gu.ests of honor at a big
BELIEVED WILSON IS EVOLVING
POLICY OF FRIENDLY NONINTERFERENCE.
TO HEAR BOTH SIDES FIRST
President In Conference With Menv
bers of the House Military Affairs
Committee Discouraged Idea of
Making Plans For Volunteer Army.
Washington. While President Wil
son has not yet announced the policy
which, he thinka the American govern
ment ought to pursue toward Mexico
there is every reason to believe he ia
evolving a plan of non-interference in
the internal affairs of tne Southern
Torn in cidents emphasized the trend
of affairs toward an attitude of friend
ly non-interference. It became knowD
that the President in conference wiui
members of the house military affairs
committee had discouraged the idea of
making preparations for a volunteer
army. Likewise Secretary Bryan s re
quest for an appropriation of $100,000
with which to transport ' destitute
Americans from Mexico in emergen
cies .developed a feeling in official cir
cles that the American government
would endeavor in any crisis to re
move Americans expeditiously from
the trouble zones.
This procedure, It Is felt, would
minimize the chances for international
difficulty as any destruction of prop
erty would be cared for through in
demnification and there Is every indi
cation incidentally that the Wilson ad
ministration will pursue a vigorous
policy toward recovering damages to
foreign property in Mexico.
With Americans out of Mexico, or
at least out of those parts wherfr
chaos may develop, the tJnited States
government would feel' less respon
sible for the progress 'of'" events
there and would, assume -the role of
an observer rather than a participant,
the latter position being one which, ,
despite strong efforts from many
quarters, it is fairly well determined
President Wilson will not counte
nance. Eighteen Killed in Mine Explosion.
Tower City, Pa. Eighteen men
were killed and two seriously Injured
in a double explosion In the East
Brookslde mine of tne Philadelphia
Reading Coal & Iron Company, "near
here, bv a double explosion of what
is believed to have been dynamite and
gas. Thirteen ' men died in the first
explosion and five met death in the
second blast after an heroic attempt
to rescue the first vicitims. One i of
the rescuers escaped. It is not known
exactly what caused the explosions,
but the miners at the colliery are In
clined to the belief that the first ex
plosfon was that of dynamite.
Anxiety Over Castro Uprising.
Washington, Cipriano Castro's re
turn to Venezuela, followed by dis
patches of his seizure of officials of
the Gomez government at Coro, pre
sents to the state department another
Latin-American puzzle-r-anythin but
a welcome addition to those already
pending. While Secretary Bryan de
clined absolutely to outline the atti
tude of the United States toward Cas
tro, the day's developments made it
evident that the United States was
getting in touch with the situation.
Wagner Confesses to Robbery.
. Denver, Colo. Postoffice inspectors
here announced that Charles I. Wag
ner, a mail carrier at Hachita, N. M.,
had confessed that he was the man
who robbed the mail carried by him
self, thus solving a mystery that nas
puzzled federal authorities for weeks.
Wagner also confessed that he shot
himself through the arm to give color
to his story that he was held up by
two Mexicans. The government had
sent a squad of soldiers on the" trail
of the supposed highwaymen.
Wants One Cent Postage.
Washington. One cent postage ra-.
ther than reduced parcel post rates
was the plea of Senator Bryan iiU,,
speech in defense of -his opposition
to Postmaster General Burleson's or
ders reducing parcel post rates in the
first and second zone3 on August 5(5.
"If we lose over seven cents a pound
in the transportation , of . magazines
and newspapers how can we expect
to mr'ke a profit in transportation of
merchandise which is liable to be
much more bulky and expensive?" he