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-FOR GOD, FOR COUNTRY AND FOR TRUTH."
$1X0 a Year, In Advance.
PLYMOUTH, N. G., FRIDAY, AUGUST 22, 1913.
THAW'S DASH FOR LIBERTY HAD
BEEN WELL PLANNED.
,' RUSHED AWAY.
THE INMATES WERE ASLEEP
Keepers Didn't Know What Was Oc
curring Until Thaw Leaped Into
. Auto and It Dashed Off.
Matteawan, N. Y Harry K. Thaw,
thes layer of Stanford White, escaped
from the hospital for the criminal in
sanehere at 7:45 o'clock in the morn
ing. a dash for liberty through an
opengate, a leap into the open door
of a powerful automobile that stood
quivering outside and a flight like a
rocket for the Connecticut state line
thirty miles away accomplished the
' Darting past an attendant who had
just opened the gate to the , asylum
grounds for the milkman to enter.
ThawleaDed into a six-cylinder auto-
mobile which stood throbbing oppo-
site te entrance, and disappeared in
a " whirlwind of dust in the direction
of the Connecticut state line. A sec
ond automobile followed him.
In his powerful car Thaw swept
through the hamlet of Stormville, ten
miles away, at 60 miles an hour; head-
A rewara oi ouu uns ueeu uucieu i
iwtn, mah for Th.w, annrehen-
Thaw's former counsel and officials
of the state hospital commission ex-
nvaA the nninion that Thaw would
h n fre tnan once outside the state's
boundaries, 'iney tnougnt ne couiu
. ,m i i j i
f anlr in Maw Ynrk hv 1 A
adjudged Insane in the state to which
Mrs. ' Mary Copley Thaw, the fugl
tive's aged mother, manifested de
light at his escape. Mrs. Evelyn Nes
bitt Thaw, playing at a New York
tneater, proiesseu to uw lenuntcu
: 4J 9tDmnt
to execute his threat to kill her. Po
lice and detectives guarded her.
Five confederates manned the car
in which Thaw escaped and a bli
limousine which trailed it past the
The naix-up in Albany over the gov-
smnrah n la reeardea as iavorame to i
Thaw's prospect of remaining long out
or tne state, even u ttyyieuoiiucu ouu
. .. ,M 1
extradition papers are issued for
Howard 11. iiarnum, tne gaieiuau,
... i..aa t -hi IcoV, for
wnoiu iuuw ciuucu aim. uw
me waitius uwiiiuUl.0, "o
- !i! moo li-irlcrort 111
. 411 TrV,lrQ,r,c!!a on
CUI?1J . : ,w 6"7 Xn,;;
lata v.iia.I6o i c.e, "
Thaw in his escape. Sheriff Hornbeck
and John E. Mack of the district at-
'o ffiQ tnnV Rflmnm in an au-
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tomobile to the jail. An
"third degree" ordeal awaited
there, it was said.
May Indemnify Japanese.
Tnldo. Janan. It was announced
nere that the United States has inti-
mated readiness to favor in princl-
Dle the payment oi an indemnity tu
Japanese subjects wno nave oeen ai
. . i m
ffip.ted bv the California alien land
ownership legislation. The United A roll can showed the adoption of
States ahs also recognized the right the articles of impeachment. A com
of Japan to adopt a measure similar mittee was appointed to acquaint the
to the California bill. From intima-
tlnns eiven in official circles, it ap
pears unlikely that Japan will adopt
Itlior Irion What JaDan desires
permanent friendly relations witn tne
TTnitPrt states and therefore she seeks
a fundamental solution of the difficul -
ty. If the United States has no so-
iMnn to offer, it i sstated Japan will
Tution to offer, it is stated Japan will
as a grievance.
Killed In Pistol Duel.
Blakely. Ga. W. C. Stamper
on the public square of Blakely in a
dispute over the divisions of the pro-
ceeds of a debt owed doui oy a com-
mnn dehtor. Both are
ninkPlv. Keen shot
twice at Stamper and missed him ex-
. cent a slight wound over the left eye.
Keen had five bullets in his body, lie
leaves a wne ana Beveiai uiuw.
Offers Bill for Military Highway.
.. ti mill,
tit .-. v rr t rT t-' ri iv i 1 1 ill iiii a. 111111-
Vtary highway between Savannah and
Fort Screven, Tyhee Island, was made
ts a bill
introduced by Represent
Hir F.rl wards of Georgia.
ure would appropriate $300,000 for the
work. Acceptance on oners ui w
a copntance of offers ' of free
ir.o r sct
house roacs office would be required
to make necessary surveys ana super-
. . . j .u (-,iHnn Work WOUld
HARRY K. THAW
Made sensational escape from New
York state Insane asylum.
GOVERNOR IS IMPtACHED
MRS. SULZER MADE EFFORT TO
SAVE HER HUSBAND BY SAY
ING SHE WAS RESPONSIBLE.
Question Arises as to Whether Gov-
ernor Must Vacate Office Pending
AAA AAA A
Only Seven Other Governors
Have Faced Impeachment.
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New York. In all the United
. Rt . only SeVen other govern-
A ors have faced impeachment pro-
ceedings. These men ana me a
results mat iouuwcu -
A unanes itou.uSUu, , -
A acquuteu. -
warnson .u, . -
a. pnnrFPR ii run iit-ui. ,
- T ,
William W. Holden, North Car-
I & -IOTA vATViAtriKi
Powell Clayton, Arkansas, 1871,
charges dropped. A
David Butler, Nebraska, isi, m.
Henry C. Warmoth, Louisiana
1872, term expired and proceed
i fuss droDDed
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Albert Ames, Mississippi, 187b
. . . . A AAA
Mk.n m v William Sulzer of
j- i iiau t . ai -
. i immAQiha hv
w YorK state, was imttvuw rf
. oocomh T 'i nia aCtlOU iaoou
to whether, under
Villi UUCQblVU, w "w '
. Wlll,B thft nvernor must
UIW WUBUlUHVu, I
w - . .
nca ot we lmycauiuiv
I . - i. O nrvnnlQ Clt.
0nate and tne couri, ui "
inintiv as a trial couii.
I " "
i . n,.MQa nf imneachment. em-
LOUg BHItlco r - ,
Wine the findings of the Fawley in-
I ... .
yestigatlng committee m buuswl,
lav ready for presentation in the desk
" .. . t v,,r.Q v0
of Democratic ieaaei -
I . . II m.r.tAn IT 1 TT1
i . frrn n 1 v m i 1 1 1 1 i un lcu
i,Qt rpfsnlntion to a roll call.
With the adoption of m rel on
and the creation of a committee head
ed by Mr. Levy to prepare the art-
cles a recess was taken. Mr. Levy
QTw1 his associates went through the
formaiity of retiring to reappear with-
ln an hour and sent tne anises w i
I i..ii. iUni
speaker's desk with a resoiuuuu tuau
Lw Rkfid be adopted.
ate with the Assembly's findings.
a rt iha ndnnticn or the articles
0f impeachment the assembly quickly
nivc vw -
lSU.nI, a resolution aDDOinilllg uuic
- ; . --, , .
managers to conduct tne P"mcut
I -rt0H in on behalf of the lower
Articles of Impeachment against
n. -worn nf Sulzer. as passed by the
state assembly, make a document of
I over 4,000 words.
.attaTpena laV, oMie Bta.e, not only
ifconntion .IB, the filing o, an In,
They charge thef governor witn viu-
nrnnpr anri incorrect account ui ma
proper auu mwunc
campaign expenses ana dive.
paign contributions .the purcha e
i n ins m ffiTi ii - ii itiii Willi
or mocks, out -u r ABBM
his alleged enorus iu y..
from testifying before the Frawley in-
I from testifying
I" .. ... it.
charged with attempting to nittp
late tne sun; -----
$20,000 000 lt!Zr,TllZZ'.
i ufooiiintnn. i oneressiout" wircuu-
u jiifn" "
jture of twenty
immediate future to ' compile
land waterwa . .
I h poafnrd. N. C. was recommend-
house' by the war depart-
ed to the
ea to iu u3a
- -"79'fnnt ' , wlth la-
ment. The pian conp -
i KtnirTim in a. iwv . . r
improve- " -.bm
...1 ,1 n. l'rtTTTl tr I , lirL lUKiUCi
o ie rfinort to the
uoxpy. " ,rphase of the
I hOUSe. UIB . .
ENVOY LINO HAS
PRESIDENT WILSON'S MESSAGE
TO HUERTA HAS BEEN
CONTENTS NOT MADE PUBLIC
Lind Admits That He Has Held Con
ferences With Mexican Min
Mexico City. President Wilson's
message to President Huerta is now
in the possession of the government,
which may be expected to reject it
or to return some answer shortly,
Foreign Minister Gamboa, in the two
conferences he has had with John
Lind, came to the conclusion, with the
consent of President Huerta, that the
simplest way to an end was to ac
cept the document for President Huer
ta and his cabinet, an'd study it
It would appear now that, as the
message has been in the possession
of the Huerta government sometime,
and no action concerning it has yet
been announced, the government is
not disposed summarily to reject it.
It is argued by those who have been
watching the efforts of President WI1
son to effect a settlement of Mexico's
difficulties that the longer Mexico de
lays her answer, up to a reasonable
time, the more reason there is for
hope that President Hudrta is dispos
ed to give friendly consideration to
The government remains silent re
tho entire' matter. but Mr
L . Rh th consent Gf Senor Gam
boa, admitted for the nrst time to
American newspaper correspondents
tnat ue had held conierences wua me
Mexican minister oi foreign anairs,
While nfithfir of the DrlnciDala will
admit the fact, information has been
nhtoinoii that thp. ohifict of Mr. Llnd's
vgit tQ Senor Gamboa was to deliver
President Wilson's note. As an Indi
cation of the determination of Mr
Lind to so conduct himself that he
cannot be criticized for talking too
much in unofficial quarters, he refus
ed to grant an interview to a group
of well-known .politicians, including a
number of members of the chamber
of deputies. The group belongs to
what is known as the reform element,
and were close supporters of the late
President Madero. Mr. Lind told
j i i ill V, c ffl.Ul ty c?lnn
tnem yiat, uuiii ma mi.v,..
was luiuacu, no vim
I . 1 f ll .. I1U VJ-m
cuss Mexican pontics wim uui v-
I , , nfl'1r.
sons toan offlcials-
REFU5E5 CALL FOR PRAY tnb
i . s r.aB of Drouth Is
is. u r.hiAf Fvceut ve.
I w '
KanSaS Jliy. mjWS IW lm
sked for ln Kansas and Missouri by
... a -i V,o holiovo
citizens uuu 16j" I Vfi
that spasmodic pwer! ( are not Buffl-
I cient to enu me u1Uu6uv
southwest. In Kansas hun
A-nA nersnna wrote to Governor I
,,. . . t
na0g for a day 0f public
p . the efficacy of prayer,"
said the governor, "but not in the
case of flood or drouth."
At Rnrlnefield. Mo.. Rev. J. E. MC-
T,,J" naint. f s par, Methodibt
uuuaiu. yaowvi v. - -
hurch( announCed public
services would be held to offer pray
ers for rain,
The letters to Governor Hodges were
' , to ask that every
- . , , c.j
resident attend church Sunday, and
that every one make a prayer of his
Others urged that the procia-
matlon simDiy ask each citizen to of
fer a prayer at his liome or at church.
Destruction by Electrical Storms.
Winnipeg. Man. The worst electri
cal storm in years .accompanied by
a sixty-mile gale, swept across Mani-
toba terom Drandon tc , the east,
uouais Uo.6 . .
. vnA 4.,Qt hfrnn and damai
hv liehtnlnK when the severest
-f . r swept
electrical storm of the year swept
over the eastern portion of WisconT
sin The loss will reach thousands
Cincinnati Loses Taft as Citizen.
i i n That c nr nam lias iusi
I . r-r,At William H. Taft as
i' yu made
us v h
ble collector ui - ."T "
which Mr. Taft formerly resided. The
nnrtpd that he had never
reived a report from Mr. Taft as
4 - Mr Tft as
The board of review,
i . . tav,nit hodv. took Up the
I In ML ll-&Ckl C '
U.tter with Mr. Taft at his summer
vT, at Point-au-Ple, Canada, and Mr.
1 i ?Hn
THAD A. THOMPSON
The diplomatic kbillty of Thad A,
Thompson, the newly appointed min
ister to Colombia, may be put to an
early test in connection with the Ca
nal Zone. He Is a wealthy business
man of Austin, Tex., and never before
teld public office.
JAPAN WON'T RECEIVE DIAZ
PRESIDENT HUERTA'S ENVOY
BARRED BY MIKADO
The Japanese Government Refuses to
Receive Felix Diaz as an
Tokio, Japan. The Japanese gov
ernment intimated to the Mexican
government that it would not receive
Gen. Felix Diaz as special envoy to
Japan to express the thanks of Mex
ico for Japanese participation In the
Mexican centennial. It declared that
it would receive General Diaz only
as a private individual.
The Diaz party left Seattle for Van
couver, whence they planned to sail
Gen. Felix Diaz was appointed spe
cial envoy to Japan on July 17 and
left Mexico City two days later. He
intended to proceed to Japan by way
of Los Angeles and Vancouver. In Los
Aneeles he was met by a hostile dem
onstration from opponents of the
present provisional government of
Mexico and was kept there for sev
eral days in consequence of the ' re
ceipt of lengthy dispatches from Mex
It was announced on August 2 by
the Japanese legation in Mexico City
that the emperor of Japan would be
absent from the imperial palace for
several weeks. -
Vancouver, B. C After reading the
dispatch from Tokio, General Diaz said
he would go to Japan anyhow, regard
less of the Japanese government's at
titude toward his mission.
! Two Men Injured by Train.
Marietta, Ga. Mitt Latimer and
Emmett Benson were badly injured,
the two horses they were driving were
killed and the carriage was demolish
ed, when struck by a southbound W.
& A. train at a crossing three miles
north of this city. aLtimer had an
arm broken. The two were returning
from a reunion of Philip's Legion, held
at Kenensaw, and had driven upon
the track unaware of the swiftly ap
proaching freight train.
No Government Money for Speculation
Washington. Banks which borrow
or loan money for speculative purpos
es will be denied any portion oi the
$50,000,000 of government funds about
to be deposited in national banks to
assist in moving the crops, and the
entire amount will go to institutions
that earnestly strive to meet the cur
rency demands of the agricultural sec
tions. This policy of the treasury de
partment was announced when Acting
Comptroller of the Currency Kane, in
connection with a call for the condi
tion of national bank
HEARING A CRISIS
PRESIDENT HUERTA REFUSED TO
TOLERATE INTERFERENCE BY
RELATIONS WILL BE SEVERED
President Wilson is Very Disappointed
Over the Stand Taken By Our
Neighboring Republic. He Has
Nothing to Say at Present.
Mexico Citv. The United States
Oovemment has been siven a few
hours by President Huerta to reco
nize Mexico, it is officially stated.
The Government is not specific in
the public announcement as to what
course then will be pursued but it is
understood that it means the severing
of all relations between the two coun
Senor Urrutia, Minister of the In
terior, who on previous occasions has
been the spokesman for the Adminis
tration. was the person chosen to
make the announcement.
Senor Urrutia refused to give out
the text of the correspondence De
tween Mr. Lind and the Mexican Gov
ernment but confirmed the fact .that
an exchange of notes had taken place.
Two notes from Mexico have been
sent to Washington. The first was a
reply to that delivered by Mr. Lind.
This note included the demand for
recognition of Mexico.
The second note was sent directly
to Washington and demanded that a
reply to the previous note be made.
This is regarded here as an ulti
matum. One official in discussing this latter
note said that Mexico had reached
the point where she either must bow
her head in humiliation before the
United States or adopt an attitude of
defiance. The - first contingency, he
added, was regarded as impossible.
Attorney General Gives Opinion.
Albany, N. Y. Lieutenant Governor
Martin H. Glynn is the lawful Chief
Executive of New York state pending
the outcome of impeachment pro
ceedings against Governor Sulzer ac
cording to an official- opinion handed
down by Attorney . General Thomas
Carmodyrto Secretary of State Mitch
ell. Mr. Carmody holds that the As
sembly was within its rights in insti
tuting impeachment proceedings at an
extraordinary - session. "When the
Governor is impeached by the Assem
bly," says the opinion, "all of his pow
ers are automatically suspended until
he has been acquitted or the impeach
ment proceedings dismissed by the
Court of Impeachment.
No Trace of Harry K. Thaw.
New York. Sundown Monday
marked the thirty-sixth hour of Harry
K. Thaw's freedom and the police of
the United States ' and Canada had
not picked up" his trail. They seek
him not as the slayer of Stanford
White, or as escaped lunatic, but on
a warrant issued at Poughkeepsie
charging him with conspiring with the
aged keeper Howard Barnum and the
five men who managed the asylum de
livery. On such a technicality does
New York state base its hope of
bringing about the futitive's return.
Both factions of the double-barreled
Government at Albany have promised
rigid investigation and the exertion
of every effort to bring about his cap
ture. Are Examinations Too Rigid?
Washington. Whether the entrance
examinations for the Naval Academy
areso rigid as to be virtually prohib
itive, is a question the navy depart
ment is to leave to the decision of a
jury of 2,000 grave and dignified edu
cators. It became known that the
department, stung by repeated charges
that the examinations were unfair and
illogical, had determined t6 submit the
matter to 2,000 high school principals
and college professors in every part
of the United States.
Governors to Meet August 25.
Montgomery, Ala.-Govemor O'Neal
chairman of the Rural Credits Com
mittee ot the Conference of Gover
nors, has telegraphed theT members of
the committee calling a meeting of
the body August 25 at Colorado
Springs, to prepare and present a re
port to the conference which assem
bles the following day. He wired the
following members: Governors Had
ley of Missouri, Cox or Ohio, Mann of
Virginia, Foss of , Massachusetts,
Plaisted of Maine, Carey of Wyoming
and Johnson of California.
LftNU ur inn LUilU L&nr r inu
Short Paragraphs of State News That
Has Been Condensed For Busy
People of State.
Raleigh. Arnold A. McKay, of
Lumberton, a graduate or tne uni
versity of North Carolina, with the
class of 1913," has accepted the posi
tion of principal and teacher of Eng
lish in the Washington, N. C, schools.
Washington. CoirwT" H. Osborn,
commissioner of internal revenue,
commenting upon the wide-spread ;
discussion over the- increased reve
nues of his department despite the
spread of prohibition laws, denied
that the two things were inconsistent.
Whitevile. The county commission
ers at a receat meeting fixed a fft
of five cents on each $1.00 of real
oor personal property and twenty
cents on the poll for the new court
house. As far as i3 known, no plan
has been submitted by the architect.
Newbern. Ike Benders, colored,
was shot and instantly killed here by
Till Kenyon, also colored. The shoot
ing was the outcome of a game of
cards. The slayer escaped and up to
the present time has not been appre
hended. Raleigh. The work on the recon
struction of the Raleigh postoffice
is resumed on an extensive scale
again, it having been decided that
the three outer walls on three sides
O fthe old building left standing can. ,
be used in he reconstruction after
Asheville. -Robbers . forced ' an en
trance to the storeroom of H. J. Olive
in West Asheville, blew open the
safe with nitroglycerin and robbed
the strong box of $100 in money as
well as valuable papers, . Including
" Rockingham. A . memorable chap
ter has been added to the, history of
Rockingham and Richmond county.
A celebration unique in North Caro
lina, if not in the entire South, has
been instituted. The event was a re
union of the former slaves of the
county and a sumptuous dinner was
served in their honor by the masters
and mistresses whom they in other
days loved and served.
Smithfield. iNoah Massengill goes
to the state's prison for 20 years, a
jury having rendered a verdict of
second degree murder in the case
agaiinst him for the killing , of Ed
Strickland last spring. The verdict
was returned after deliberation over
night. Sheriff Grimes carried the
prisoner to Raleigh, going through v
the country by private conveyance.
Gastonia. Prizes have been award
ed to the contestants in the Modena
Mill's pretty home contest. The prizes
were given for the cleanest, prettiest
and most sanitary premises. The -first
prize of $5 in gold was givento
Mr. and Mrs. Dave Gladden. Mr. and
Mrs. J. B. Ham carried off the sec
ond prize, $2.50, while the third prize,
$1.50 was awarded to Mr. and Mrs.
J. F, Armstrong.
Washington. Theodore Sterinfeld,
treasurer of the Southern Aluminum
Company, told members of the North
Carolina delegation that if aluminum
is free-listed, as proposed in Senator
Kenyon's amendment to the. tariff, his
company will abandon its develop
ments at Whitney. The company was
organized with $12,000,006 capital to
make aluminum and . in that connec
tion harness the Yadkin river.
Scotland Neck. It has been sug
gested that when the proposed map
of Halifax county is made to have all
the different points marked, teHing
the distance from place to place and
the directions. It is also suggested
that the county highway commission
have markers placed at the various
cross roads and where the roads fork,
telling the distance and direction to
the points reached by the particular
Fayetteville. A . fine example in
road building has been set by a Cum
berland county farmer, Mr. John L.
Smith, who lives near the village of
Cumberland. Mr. Smith at his own
expense has had a three-me stretch
of road running from the Fayette ville
Raeford road to the town near which
he lives put in splendid condition
for any traffic. This action completes
a 17-mile loop of first-class automobile
road running through Fayetteville,
Cumberland, Hope Mills and Cotton,
and makes a good road of one that
formerly was almost impassable.
Newton. It has not been decided
definitely when work on the streeets
will commence. The (contract has
been awarded to H. H. Abee of Hick
ory to. do the paying. The first work
will be done on the long street from
the depot to the square.
Spencer. At Churchland, Davidson
county, the annual alumni exercises
by the former pupils of the high
school wre held with Jt. large crowd
in attendance. In the absence of Prin
cipal S. G. Hasty, Mr. J. G. Hudson
of Spencer presided. Excellent music
for the occasion was furnished by the
enterprise Cornet Band.