$1j03 a Year, In Advance.
'FOR GOD, FOR COUNTRY AND FOR TRUTH."
PLYMOUTH, N. C; FRIDAY AUGUST 151913.
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ENVOY UNO ENTERS
SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE OF
U. 8. HAS ARRIVED IN CAP
ITAL OF MEXICO.
WASHINGTON WAS UNEASY
United States to Walt for Lind'a Re
port Before Taking Any Action
Washington. John Lind, personal
representative of President Wilson,
to investigate the Mexican situation,
arrived safely inf Mexico City accord
ing to advices received at the state
department from Charles O'Shaugh
nessy of the United States embassy.
Secretary Bryan remained at his desk
until long after midnight to receive
' the news.
News of the.jeafe arrival of Mr. Lind
with his wife and party in, the Mex
ican capital followed several hours of
suspense. The complete absence of
any information of the progress of the
party from the time it left Vera Cru
- added to the uenasiness, which was
heightened by vague rumors of at
. tacks on Mr. Lind and his family and
President Wilson had retired when
word of Mr. Lind's safe arrival was
received, and he was not awakened
Secretary Bryan remained at his desk
until 1:30 p. m. anxious awaiting some
report from the embassy at Mexico
City. When it finally came it proved
to be merely a terse announcement
of the arrival of the special envoy,
coupled with the announcement that
he and his party were safely quarter
ed at the Hotel Inscartain.
With the arrival in Mexico City of
John Lind, personal representative of
President Wilson, administration offi
cials declared ' that no further 'steps
would be taken in carrying out the
policy of the United States toward
Mexico until Mr. Lind had made
careful study of the general situation
there. ' r .
Mexico City. Students and laborers
estimated .to number one thousand pa
raded the streets of the capital carry
ing banners as a- token of their ap
proval of President Huerta's stand
against accepting mediation by the
$150,000,000 TO MOVE CROPS
Treasury Department Stands Ready to
Triple Original Amount.
Washington. The $50,000,000 of fed
eral funds about to be deposited in
the national banks of the West and
South to assist in moving the crops
will be increased to $150,000,000, if
necessary; The desire of the govern
ment to mobilize all the needed cash
of the public treasury in the agricul
tural belts of the country to avoid
the money stringency characteristic
of the crop moving period, was com
municated to - bankers of the central
West at a conference with Secretary
McAdoo and Assistant Secretary John
C. Kelton Williams, called by the
treasury department to make arrange
ments for the distribution of the big
sum. . . .
While the representative financiers,
fresh from the market centers of the
Middle States, welcomed the prospect
of the proposed deposits, the concen
sus of opinion, it was stated, seemed
to be that $50,000,000 would be am
ple to meet the situation.
The dominant "tone of the bankers'
expressed convictions was, the treasu
ry department has announced, that
business conditions were good, but
that the promised deposits would re
lieve the usual strain.
Death Summons Leading Democrats.
Washington. Committees to attend
the funerals of two members of the
Democratic national committee were
named by Homer S. Cummings, vice
chairman of the committee, Clark
Howell, Georgia; William D. Jelks,
Alabama, and William N. Kavanaugh,
Arkansas, will represent the commit
tee at the obsequies for R. E. L. Mount
astle, committeman from Tennessee,
who died at Knoxville. Those select
ed to attend the funeral of Commit
teeman Thomas J. McCue of Colorado,
who died in Denver, are 'Martin J.
Wade, Iowa; P. L. Hall, Nebraska, and
William P. Sapp, Kansas.
Isthmian Waterway Nears Completion.
Washington. Latest reports from
the canal zone announce that as the
result of prospective substitution of
dredges for steam shovels in the ex
cavation of the famous Culebra cut,
the canal may be ready for shipping
by next December. Even earlier than
that, light draft vessels are likely
to be passing through the waterway,
for as the greater part of the canal
prism already has been cut to its final
depth, small vessels probably can navi
gate it safely within a few days after
Octobdr 10 next.
DR. ROBERT BRIDGES
I f X -
Dr. Bridges, whom Premier Asq&ith
has appointed poet laureate', prac
ticed medicine In the London hos
pitals. He Is a master of arte, a
bachelor of medicine and a doctor of
literature of Oxford university.
BANDITS ROB HAIL TRAIN
TWO MEN HOLD UP THE FAST
LOUISVILLE AND NASHVILLE,
NEAR CALERA, ALABAMA.
Three Mall Clerks Handcuffed Rob
bers Escape as the Train Enters
Birmingham, Ala. The mail car on
the fast Louisville and Nashville train
No. 4 from -New Orleans was robbed
by two unknown white men. All of
the registered mail was taken, but no
estimate could be made of the amount
, The train reached Birmingham on
time at 8:37 p. m, and two of the
mail clerks, George Hoover and T. G.
York, were found handcuffed so that
the irons had to be filed from their
wrists, while Chief Clerk Harry Ev
erett had his thumbs securely tied
together with heavy twine.
The robbers boarded the mail car
t Calera, on the dark side, after the
ain had begun to move. The clerks
'ate that they were immediately cov
- ed with pistols and ordered to turn
i'?,ces turned to the wall.
Chief Clerk Everett says he has no
i.lea how much of value there was in
he registered mail, but that the men
ook it all. He says they were both
hort, slender men, but they did not
;et a good look at the robbers' faces,
xs they were forced to keep their own
faces tprned to the wall.
The clerks first saw the robbers
jump to the mail car on their hands
and knees. One robber kept his pis
tols on the men w,hile the other ran
sacked the mail. The distance from
Calera to Birmingham is 33 miles so
that they had plenty of time to make
a thorough job. No one else on the
train apparently knew that tha rob
bers were aboard.
When the engineer stopped for the
Southern crossing at Fourteenth street
in Birmingham, he happened to look
back and saw the two men jump from
the mail car door. This aroused his
suspicion, and an investigation reveal
ed the handcuffed clerks.
NOTE TO. BALKAN POWERS
United States Wants Religious Liberty
Clause in Treaty.
Bucharest. At -the Balkan peace
conference M. Majoresco, president of
the conference, read a note from the
United States government expressing
a desire to see inserted in the treaty
of Bucharest a stipulation securing
civil and religious liberty to the pop
ulations inhabiting 4 territory which
may be ceded' or annexed.
M. Majoresco remarked that, such
liberty was the law in every country
participating in the peace conference,
Washington. The intention of the
American government to make repre
sentations to the Balkan peace dele
gates has been so carefully guarded
that it was not generally known" even
in official circles that a note had been
dispatched to Bucharest.
Five Legislators Sentenced.
Webster. Springs, W. Va. Sentences
were imposed upon the five members
of the West Virginia legislature by
Judge W. S. O'Brien, in the superior
court. The legislators were convicted
of bribery in connection with the elec
tion of a United States senator. Dele
gates S. C. O. Rhodes, Rath Duff and
H. F. Asbury, to serve six years each
in the penitentiary; State Senators B.
A. Smith, five years and six months,
and Delegate Davis Hill five years.
In addition, the five are disqualified
for life from holding any public office.
PASSES TO BEYOND
SERVED FOUR YEARS AS GOV
. ERNOR OF ALABAMA BEFORE
ELECTION TO SENATE. -.
HAD BRILLIANT WAR RECORD
United Statea Senator Victim of Pneu
monia After Nine Days' Illness
A To Call Special Election 4
To Name Another Senator.
Montgomery, Ala. Governor A
O'Neal issued the following state A
"I expect to order a special A
election at once to fill the va- A
A cancy in the United States sen- A
A ate caused by the death of Sen- A
A ator Joseph F. Johnston of Ala- A
A bama. While this is my pres- A
ent intention, conditions at Wash- A
A ington might make it necessary A
A to call an extra session of the A
A legislature to fill the vacancy at A
A once. I am not inclined, how-A
A ever, to think that an extra ses- A
sion would be more expeditious A
A than a special election."-- A
A Because of Alabama's election A
A laws, it is feared that this elec- A
A tlon may not result in naming a A
A successor before the final vote A
A on the tariff bill now pending.
Washington. Senator Joseph F.
Johnston of Alabama, died at his
apartment in the Brighton.' '
. Senator Johnston had been ill for
eight days suffering from pneumonia.
As a mark of respect to the memory
JOSEPH F; JOHNSTON.
United .States Senator from Alabama.
of Senator Johnston, the senate ad
journed almost immediately after as
Senator Overman offered a resolu
tion for the appointment of a com
mittee of senators to take part in
the funeral ceremonies and to accom
pany the body to Birmingham.
The vice president appointed the
following committee: Senators Bank-
head of Alabama; Bacon, Overman,
Chamberlain, Hitchcock, Clarke of
Arkansas, Vardaman, Johnson, Swan
son, Smith of South Carolina, Thorn
ton, Warren, Bristow, Gallinger, Ca
tron, vBradley and Kenyon. ,
Senator Joseph Forney Johnston
of Birmingham was born in North
Carolina in 1843. He served in the
Confederate army from the begin
ning of the war to its conclusion, and
was wounded four times. He rose
from a private to the rank of captain,
and was frequently mentioned honor
ably for gallant conduct. ,
Senator Johnston served four years
as governor of Alabama before his
election to the senate in 1907. His
first election to the senate was to the
unexpired term of Senator E. W.
Pettus, deceased. He was re-elected
in 1909 to his present term.
Whopper of a Grasshopper
Tusla, Okla. A grasshopper
inches in length and weighing
grains was captured by a Pawnee
county farmer and is on exhibition
in one of the newspaper offices of
Pawnee. So far this hopper holds the
state record for size and, weight.
Small Balkan War Aboard Liner.
New York. Officers of the Cunard
liner Pannonia, arriving here from
Trieste, report that a miniature Bal
kan war occurred aboard almost con
tinuously during the twenty-six days'
voyage. Among the steerage passen
gers were several hundred ex-volun
teers, Greeks, Servians, Bulgarians,
Turks, who were returning to this
country. Frequent clashes -between
these hostile factions in the first few
days resulted in several combatants
going to the sick bed with severe
utAb wnnnds. .
MISS NANCY JOHNSON
S ' s"'s
Miss Nancy Johnson, daughter of
Congressman and Mrs. Ben Johnson of
Bardstown, Ky., Is one of the hand
somest young women In the congres
PEACE ENDS BALKAN WAR
TREATY- SIGNED BY DELEGATES
, OF SERVIA, GREECE, MONTE
NEGRO AND ROUMANIA.
Threat of Allies to Occupy Bulgar Cap.
ital Hastened the Peace ,
Bucharest. Peace was concluded
between the Balkan states and the
preliminary treaty signed by the dele
gates of .Servia, Greece, Montenegro,
Roumania and Bulgaria. The agree
ment wras arrived at only after an
other exhibition of the utter helpless
ness of Bulgaria to face her ring of
The discussions in the peace confer
ence threatened to become intermin
able, but M. Majoresco, the Rouman
Ian premier,, and president of the con
ference, clinched matters by threat
ening that unless Bulgaria accepted
the modified frontier proposed by the
allies, Roumania's army would occupy
Sofia. This threat had the desired
effect and an agreement was arrived
at after numerous private consulta
tions between tne delegates and a
four hours sitting of the confer
The frontier, as agreed to, starts at
a point on the old frontier west of the
Struma river, .follows the watershed
to west of the town of Strumnitza,
thence runs almost through the Stru
ma valley to the Belesh mountains
and thence easterly in almost a
straight line to the Mester river, thus
leaving the town of Strumnitza, the
port of Lagos and Kanthl to Bulgaria
and the port of Lagos and Kanthi to
Bulgaria and the port of Kavala to
Greece. The new frontier is a deep
disappointment to the Bulgarians, who
still nurse hopes for its eventual re
vision by the powers.
It is believed that an agreement for
the demobilization of the various ar
mies will be signed. The news that
peace has been arranged caused great
The trouble between the allies arose
from the difficulty of dividing the ter
ritory captured by them from Turkey.
Severe fighting followed and many
thousand men were killed or wounded.
Soon after the beginning of hostili
ties numerous massacres and acts of
pillage were, , reported to have been
committed by the various armies.
ROBERT C. 0GDEN IS DEAD
Widely Known Philanthropist Passes
at Summer Home in Maine.
Kennebunk Port, Maine. Robert C.
Ogden of New York, a philanthropist,
widely known, died at his summer res
idence here. Mr. Ogden had been ill
a long time. .
Robert C. Ogden was born in Phil
adelphia in 1836' and amassed a for
tune as a member of the firm of John
Wannamaker. He retired from active
business six years ago.
The news of the death of Robert C.
Ogden will be Teceived w-ith regret in
the South, where he was well known.
Mr. Ogden , was greatly interested in
educational work and was always a
leading figure at the annual confer
ences of the . association to promote
education in the South. j
Four Men Killed in Wreck.
AtlantaGa. Three white men and
one negro vere killed .when a
fast freight train on the Louisville and
Nashville railroad plunged into a cul
vert 45 feet deep, six miles north of
Marietta. The accident was caused
by the giving way of a cement bridge
before a torrent of water from the
rain which, had, raged for three hours
previous to the wreck. The bridge
was completely washed away and the
water-so high that the cars standing
on the track were under a depth of
three feet of water.
THE CORPORATION COMMISSION
VISITED BY SOME DISSATIS
WILL WIPE OUT MALARIA
Representatives of the United States
Public Health Service Will Study
Eastern Carolina Health Conditions.
Will Then See What Can Be Done.
Raleigh. The steady work of the
corporation commission assessing the
taxes against corporations through
out the state, a good 60-days task, is
bringing numbers of corporation offl
cials here every day to reason with
the commissioners aa to what assess
ments shall be made against their
companies, or rather to protest against
assessments that the commission is
making against them. Here on this
sort of a mission were D. Y. Cooper,
Henderson; L. B. Williamson. Bur
lirigton; H. W. Scott, Graham; N. A,
Cocke and Z. V. Taylor of the South
ern Power Company,. Charlotte and
C. P. Hardin, Graham.
Dr. H. R. Carter of the United
States Public Health Service has ar
rived and after conferring with Dr.
W. S. Rankin of the state board of
health will begin at Elizabeth City
his careful study of eastern Carolina
conditions with a vie-v to recommend
ing methods of eradicating malaria
and the mosquitoes. It had been inten
ded that Dr. Rankin accompany hirn in
his work but urgent engagements pre
vent htm from leaving here at present
and Doctor Carter will be met in Eliz
abeth City by Dr. John C. Rodman
of Washington, N. C, who will give
him every assistance until he can be
joined later by Doctor Rankin.
Doctor Carter comei to eastern
Carolina on this mission at the spe
cial request of Congressman John
Small, who is pressing movements for
improvements in sanitation and drain
age in his district.
There is being added to the exten
sive scope of the work of the state
board of health a bureau of county
health that will especially co-operate
with the counties that have establish
ed health departments that require
the whole time of a superintendent
of health. The taking of this ad-
advanced step will be pressed upon
other counties by the bureau through
presentation of special advantages to
be attained thereby in health matters
for the respective counties.
Farmers' Convention at A. & M.
Farmers' institute workers and the
department of agriculture are mak
ing preparations for the North Caro
lina Farmers' convention at the A.
& M. College, August 26, 27 and 28
and the state convention of house
wives on the same dates in the Ral
eigh High School auditorium. Very
attractive programs are being arrang
ed for both event sand a 'number of
good prizes give promise of interest
ing competitions. There are to be es
pecially practical addresses and dem
onstrations by experts.
Methodist Sunday School Conference
The Epworth League and Sunday
School Conference of the Methodist
Episcopal church, South is in session
at the Southern Assembly Grounds'
at Lake Junalaska with a representa
tive attendance from every South
ern state. The first real work began
with the organizat'on of classes and
now these here are settling , down
to real work For the conference there
are present some of the leading
teachers and workers of the Southern
Bond Issue For Good Roads.
On October 1 the citizens of Scotch-
Irish township in Rowan county will
vote on a proposition to issue $20,000
in bonds for the purpose of building
good roads. A petition has already
been signed by two-third3 of the
qualified voters of the township and
the election has been authorized by
Sweet Potato Growers to Meet.
There will be a meeting of the
sweet potato growers of Catawba
county at the-new Catawba creamery
building Saturday, August 16. The pur
pose of this meeting is to form an as
sociation to bring about better meth
ods of growing, storing and marketing
the crop. The. first annual Harvest
Home Day for this county will be held
at the Killlan school house August 26.
Short talks will be made by a num
ber of prominent farmers and others
Interested in the advancement of tha
country church, school and home.
HOUSE WIVES WILL MEET
Mrs. Julian Heath, Founder of the
League Will Come to Raleigh For
Raleigh. The North Carolina House
wlves' convention will be held at the
high, school building in the city of
Raleigh, August 26, 27 and 28. '
this convention is for the purpose
of bringing the women of the state
together to discuss questions of help
fulness to each othe.' Mrs. Julian
Heath, of . New York, founder of the
Housewives' League of America, will
attend this convention and will speak
on "The Power of the Organized
Housewife" and on other subjects in
which the women of the state are very
Miss Emily O. Bosaong, of New
York, will lecture and give demonstra
tions in cooking, etc. Lessons in
bread-making and demonstrations in
cookery and canning will be features
of the convention. The women of the
community and from all parts of the
state aie invited to hea rthese women
discuss and tell how to lower the
high cost of living.
The following premiums are' offer
ed: . "
For the largest number of women
anrg rils over ten years old, living on
one farm in Wake county, attejKSing
the convention, $5.00 in gold.
For the greatest number of women
and girls over ten years old, living on
county, living on one farm, attending
the convention, $5.00 in gold.
' For the largest number of women
and girls, over ten years, from tha
country, coming to the convention in
one conveyance, wagon or other kind
several .families may be represent
ed $5.00 in gold.
For the best school lunch exhibited
at the cnvention by a woman over
eighteen years old, living on a farm;
One year's subscription to "American
For best loaf of bread baked and
exhibited by girl under eighteen year3
of age: One year's subscription to
"The Woman's Magazine."
Full particulars as to school lunches
and bread will be sent on request.
H. Clay Grubb Killed by Wife.
"H. C Grub'a came to his death at
the hand' of his wife, Mrs. Emma
Grubb. who acted .in self-defense and t
who was justifiable in the act." This
is the verdict of,th& coroner's jury
which sat at an inquest over the body
of one of the most prominent busi
ness men of this section of the state,
who died from the effects of three
bullet wounds. According to the evi
dence brought out, H. .Clay Grubb
came to his home at Churchland, just
over ' the Davidson county line, and
severely beat his wife, stabbing her
in the back and shoulder, cutting her.
ear nearly off and inflicting numerous
bruises on her body. Seizing a heavy
Colt's revolver which lay on the ta
ble, the frightened woman fired three
North Carolina New Enterprises.
The following certificates of incor
poration were filed at the office of
secretary of state: The Selma Motor
Car Company, of Selma,, was charter
ed to conduct a business of buying,
selling and repairing automobiles and
other motor vehicles; authorized capi
tal, $25,000, with $2,500 subscribed by
G. Ward and N. E. Ward, of Sel
ma; and James J. Dillard, of Spring
Hope, Nashjcounty. The North Caro
lina Chapter of American Institute
of Architects, of Durham, is an asso
ciation of achitects combining, their
efforts in co-operation with the Amer-
ican Institute of Architects for the
promotion of the artistic,- scientific
and practical efficiency of the profes
sion.. . -.
Commercial Secretaries to Organize..
Commercial secretaries from all
parts of North Carolina will meet in
Asheville, August 28 and 29 for the
purpose of effecting a permanent or
ganization of the commercial secre
taries of the state. A most attractive
program has been arranged. Among
the speakers on the program will be
Leake Carraway, ' secretary of the
Greater Charlotte Club; Bruce Ken
nedy, secretary of J.he Montgomery
Business Men' club, and president of .
the Southern' Commercial secretaries; '
J. Forrester, secretary of the Greens
boro chamber of commerce, and oth
Stamps Found in Tobacco Barn.
Stamps amounting to $1,263.04 stol
en from the Kernersville poatofflce on
the night of June 7, were found just
two months afte rthe robbery, in
tobacco barn located about three-
quarters of a mile from Kerhersville
on the property of Mr. W. S. Liuville.
The stamps were discovered by Henry
Gordan, a tenant, who was getting
the barn in readiness for cutting some
tobacco, in removing a large bunch
of sticks from the lower tier all of
the stamps showered down upon his