"FOR GOD, FOR COUNTRY AND FOR TRUTH."
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PLYMOUTH, N. C FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER' 5, 1913.
BY IRISH STRIKERS
HOSPITALS SO CROWDED, MANY
OF INJURED SENT TO THEIR
400 PERSONS ' ARE HURT
Jn Many Sections of the City Pitched
Battles Occurred Thirty Con
Dublin, Ireland. Fierce rioting in
connection with the tramway strike
was renewed. Hundreds of persons
were injured. All the hospitals are
so crowded that many serious cases
had to be sent to their homes for
The strike committee, in the- inter
est of peace, had rescinded the call
for a mass meeting in O'Connell street,
and had substituted a parade from
Beresford place to Croydon park, at
Fairview, a suburb on the north side
of the city. The authorities mean
while had prohibited the mass meet
ing. Croydon park belongs to the Trans
port Workers' union, and a meeting
was held there without disorder. But
on the return march attempts of the
police by baton charges to disperse
the constantly growing crowds led
The mob was further incensed by
the arrest of one of the strike leaders,
James Larkin, against 'whom a war
rant had been out for 24 hours. Lar
Tcin was on the balcony of a hotel in
Sackville street. He was wearing a
disguise for the purpose of eluding
arrest, but an enthusiastic admirer
raised the. cry, "Three cheers for Lar
kin!" The police immediately pounced
upon him and violent scenes ensued.
The rioting became general in vari
ous parts of the city. The police
charged repeatedly with their sticks,
and this led to pitched battles. Stones,
brickbats and bottles were hurled by
the infuriated rioters, and the streets
were soon covered with prostrate
forms. More than fifty arrests were
The lord mayor announced his in
tention of demanding a public Inquiry
into the conduct of the police during
the strike riots, and will send law of
ficers of the corporation to attend the
inquests over the two men who have
died from their injuries.
PACAFIC WATERS IN CANAL
Last Remainig Barrier Blown Out by
Charge of Dynamite.
Panama. The last remaining barri
er at the Pacific end of the Panama
canal was blown out by dynamite. It
was an intensely interesting specta
cle. At exactly 9:30 o'clock an elec
tric switch was turned on and the
1,500 spectators, including the Shrin
ers visiting here from the United
States and officers of the British cruis
er New Zealand, were rewarded by
a wonderful sight. Hundreds of tons
mud 9nH stnnfl were thrown high
If - in the air and the thunderous roar
of the explosions re-echoed in the
About twenty long tons, equivalent
to 44,800 pounds, of 45 per cent, dyna
mite constituted the blast, which was
one of the largest ever set off in the
The charge, which was planted in
S41 holes at an average depth of 36
feet, tore a big gap In the barrier, but
not to a sufficient depth to permit
water to flow through, as the sea level
channel was at low tide.
Equally interesting as the explosion
was the actual breaking of the barrier
at the time, the tide creeping stead
ily up until it was level with the top
of the gap. A workman seized a
shovel and made a - small trench
through which a rill of water trickled.
Gradually . it widened, until an hour
later a raging torrent, with a 35-foot
fall,, poured through an opening' 400
feet wide into that part of the ca
nal -between Gamboa Dike and the
Miraflores locks,5 which previously had
been excavated by steam shovels.
This cut, which is 5,000 feet long,
nftrt feet wide, and 41 feet deep below
! mean sea level, was entirely filled by
the time the waters of the Pacific
J laved for the first time the solid ma-
sonry of the Miraflores locks.
Put Five Bullets in Chief of Police.
i Lena, S.C. J. B. Harter, chief of
police at Allendale, S. C, was shot to
I death at Lena. A. L. Walker is con
vened in the Hampton county jail,
Charged with the killing. While the
tragedy occurred on the platform of
the railway station, there were no
witnesses, and as Walker refused to
make a statement, nothing is known
as to how or why Harter. was killed.
! An inquest will be held at which time
an effort will be made to solve the
mystery. The dead man was well
known In this section.
SEN0R DON ANGEL ALGARA
Senor Algara, the popular young
first secretary and charge d'affaires
of the Mexican embassy In Washing
ton, is a busy man these days.
CONGRESS SUPPORTS WILSON
PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE ON MEX
ICO ENDORSED BY THE
No Member of the Huerta Government
Will Make Statement About the
Message of Mr. Wilson.
Washington. Congressional leaders
declare that President Wilson's vig
orous assertion of a definite policy
toward Mexico would have the effect
of staying in congress for a time
at least, open criticism of the admin
istration. Those who discussed the
message agreed in the general state
ment that it presented a frank and
full statement as to the recent nego
tiations with the Huerta government,
and, at the same time, definitely out
lined the American policy for the
Republicans joined with Democrats
in the endorsement of the president's
"The president's message is an ad
mirable document," said Senator Ba
con, chairman of the senate foreign re
lations committee. "It sets forth the
facts without reservation, and puts
us right before the world. Moreover,
I believe it will have a calming effect
on our own people, and a soothing
influence upon public expression in
the United States. The magnificent
ovation' given the president showed
that he has behind him both branches
of congress, without regard to party
Mexico City. Without comment
Frederico Gamboa, the minister of
foreign affairs, presented to the stand
ing committee of the Mexican con
gress all the facts in the controversy
between Mexico and the United
The congressmen comprising the
commtitee received the facts without
comment other than that indulged in
as individuals after adjournment. Un
less there are new developments it is
Improbable that discussion, even of a
private character, will continue long.
MISS JESSIE WILSON HURT
President's Daughter Is Thrown
From Horse Found by Roadside.
Plalnfield, N. H. Miss Jessie Wil
son, daughter of President Wilson,
while riding near' here, was thrown
from her ahorse and lay unconscious
for more than half an hour on the
She was found there by Dr. Charles
W. Worthen of White River Junction,
who applied remedies and restored her
to consciousness. Later Miss Wilson
was taken to a house nearby and the
Cornish home of President Wilson was
notified by telephone. Her injuries are
not believed to be serious.
Miss Wilson's fiancee, Franci3 B.
Sayre, with whom she had started for
a ride, had gone ahead of her and
knew nothing of the accident until
the riderless horse dashed past him.
The scene of the accident was on
the New Hampshire side of the Con
necticut river. Just opposite the Ver
mont town of North Hartland.
Girls Clear $233 on Tomatoes.
Raleigh, N. C How two Mecklen
burg county girls cleared $233 on one
fifth of an acre by raising and selling
tomatoes was told by Miss Margaret
Brown, aged 15 years, to 1,500 farm
ers and more than 300 housewives
here in annual convention. Misa
Brown said she donned overalls and
tended her crop. Mrs. Julian Heath
of New York City, organizer of the
Housewives League of America, urged
the women to trade direct with the
producer rather than give the middle
man his profit.
01 VISIT TO 0.
FIRST LORD HIGH CHANCELLOR
TO LEAVE GREAT BRITAIN
DISCUSSES MANY SUBJECTS
Situation in Mexico Is Only Subject
Tabooed by Distinguished
New York. Viscount Haldane, the
first lord high chancellor of Great
Britain to leave his country since
Cardinal Wolsey went to France four
hundred years ago, arrived here on
the steamship Lusitania for a flying
visit in this country and Canada. The
lord high chancellor, whose position
in England corresponds to that of
chief justice of the supreme court of
the United States, is here as a guest
of the American Bar Association, be
fore which he will deliver an address
at its annual meeting in Montreal. He
was entertained at a dinner given in
behalf of the association by C. A.
Severance of St. Paul. His itinerary
includes visits to West Point and Al
bany. Previously warned that he might ex
pect to be interviewed by American
newspaper men on his arrival In New
York, the chancellor smilingly greeted
a delegation of them who boarded the
Lusitania at quarantine and submit
ted to another interview when he
reached the hotel where he is making
his headquarters in this city.
Lord Haldane freely discussed many
questions of the day, declared that
he was in favor of woman suffrage,
prophesied that a millennium of peace
was far off, said the relations be
tween Germany and England were
never more cordial, praised the in
tellectual growth of the United States
and predicted that home rule for Ire
land would soon be an accomplished
fact. With a merry twinkle - in his
blue eyes the lord high chancellor
joked with his interviewers between
sreious remarks and conceded that the
American custom of interviewing dis
tinguished visitors was "delightfully
WANT WARSHIPS AS SCHOOLS
Medical Inspection of Public Educa
tional Institutions Recommended.
Buffalo, N. Y. The fourth interna
tional congress on school hygiene has
adopted resolutions recommending a
thorough medical inspection in all
public schools and the use of discard
ed battleships as open air schools. "
The congress states it is convinced
that the open air school is one of
the most powerful agents in the pre
vention and cure of tuberculosis in
childhood. The resolution says:
"That the fourth international con
gress on school hygiene petitions the
United States government to place
at the disposal of the various states
of the Union as many of the discard
ed battleships and cruisers as possi
ble to be anchored according to their
size in rivers or at the seashore and
to be utilized by the respective com
munities for open air schools for chil
dren or hospital sanatoria for adults.
"That the congress expresses its ap
preciation to the rtalian government
for the example it has given by con
secrating three of its discarded men
of war to the combat of tuberculosis."
Methods of correcting defects of vis
oin in school children and preventing
malnutrition were the principal sub
jects discussed by the congress. At
the closing public meeting G. Stanley
Hall, president of Clark university,
Worcester, Mass.," spoke on the hygi
ene of appetite.
3 Shot, 6 Hurt, in Family Row.
Redbank, N. J. Mrs. Frank Storck
retains possession of her husband's
home in the fashionable residential
section of Redbank, after a fight made
to dispossess her in which three per
sons were shot, four injured by blows,
an eighth broke his ankle and Mrs.
Storck herself was thrown through a
window and rendered unconscious
when she fell on her head on the
sidewalk. Storck, a piano dealer, di
vorced his wife last month. She has
since frustrated his efforts to force
her to leave his residence here. He
organized a raiding party.
Refused to Eat Editorials, Is Shot.
Sulphur, Okla. J. I. Scheneck, edit
or of the Sulphur Democrat, was shot
and killed here, and John Lindsay,
former treasurer of Murray county, is
charged with the killing, was hurried
from the Sulphur jail to the more
secure prison at the nearby town of
Norman, when mob violence was
threatened. Lindsay, it is alleged,
opened fire on Scheneck with a shot
gun when the editor refused to "eat"
a copy of his paper "which contained
adverse editorial comment concerning
Mill, mi nJL-' ' AKi.rfX.sa I
xlx Af i'
E. N. Brown Is one of the men espe
cially interested In the critical Mexi
can situation, for he is vice-president
of the Mexican National railways.
CLAIM GLYNN IS GOVERN
GLYNN IS RECOGNIZED BY THE
NEW YORK GENERAL
Action Came After Bitter Fight.
Vote 43 for Recognitiftn to
Albany, N. Y. Lieut. Gov. Martin
H. Glynn was formally, recognized as
acting governor by the assembly af
ter a bitter debate. The vote of such
recognition stood 48 for to 29 against.
This recognition came in the fori
of official acceptance of messages
sent by Mr. Glynn as acting governor
to the legislature. Messages also wte
received by the senate, but with the
express understanding that objection
could be made later to their official
action , as though no action had been
The senate session was brief and
colorless, but the assembly remained
in session long after midnight. Its
proceedings were characterized by
sharp criticism and the bandying of
epithets between friends and oppo
nents of Governor Sulzer. Referring
to alleged attempts to punish him
through the medium of criminal in
dictments for the part he had taken
in the impeachment proceedings, Ma
jority Leader Levy bitterly denounc
ed Lynn J. -Arnold, one of Governor
Sulzer's trusted lieutenants, who has
been active in this matter.
NEW RULES FOR CARRIERS
-Carriers Not Required to Collecf
Washington. Picking up loose
money has grown to be such a hard
ship for the overworked rural free
delivery carrier that the postoffice
department issued an order warning
reckless citizens against leaving loose
coins lying around. Hereafter coins
must be tied in bundles or inclosed
in envelopes whenever the patron of
a rural route wants stamps from a
carrier and leaves the necessary
amount in the wayside box.
"The attention of postmasters at ru
ral delivery offices and of rural car
riers," says Fourth Assistant Postmas
ter General Blakelee, "is again direct
ed to the fact that rural carriers are
not required to collect 'loose coins
from rural mail boxes.
"Patrons should Inclose coins in an
envelope, wrap them securely in paper
or deposit them in a coin holding re
ceptacle so they can be easily and
quickly taken from boxes and car
riers, will be required to lift such
coins and when accompanied by mail
for dispatch, attach the requisite
21 Persons Injured in Wreck.
Lynchburg, Va. Twenty-one people
were injured in a wreck of a mixed
train on the Buckingham branch of
the Chesapeake and Ohio railroad.
near Breno. The train was derailed
bv sDreading rails and the passenger
coach and three freight cars loaded
with lumber rolled over a 20-foot em
bankment. American Murdered by Mexicans.
Washington. State department re
ports telling of the attack by Mexi
can federals upon employees of the
Madera Lumber company at Madera,
Mexico, said that Edmond Hayes, Jr.,
and a negro known as "Tom" were
killed. General Cordoba, commanding
the federals in that vicinity, immedi
ately arrested all of the men impiica
ed in the attack, according to the
report. Hayes was killed, the consul
at Chihuahua, reported, by a bandit
named Castillo, who, with about eigh
EPOCH-MAKING EXPERIMENT TO
WARD ATTAINMENT OF SAF
ETY IN AIR. .
MAKE FLIGHT UPSIDE DOWN
Rose to a Height of 3,000 Feet, Took
a Headlong Plunge But Retained
Perfect Control of His Machine.
Juvisy, France. The daring French
aviator Pegoud, who on August 20
made a parachute drop from an aero
plane from a height of 900 feet, ac
complished a much more remarkable
feat, while at first sight appears to
have been a piece of extraordinary
aerial acrobatics, but which experts
declare was an epoch-making experi
ment toward the attainment of safety
in the air. Briefly, Pegoud caused
his monoplane to describe a gigantic
letter "S" In the sky during which
he was flying upside down for about
a quarter of a mile.
The strictest secrecy was maintain
ed prior to the test and only a few
persons were present when Pegoud
took the air. He mounted rapidly to
a height of more than 3,000 feet, de
scribing a curve; then the forward
part of the machine was observed to
incline towards the earth. Through
glasses the spectators saw the pro
peller and the monoplane further in
cline until it was perpendicular with
the earth. It seemed as if nothing
could stop the headlong plunge. As
the machine dropped swiftly the tail
dipped again towards the earth and
the pilot appeared head-downward.
Seconds which seemed houis passed.
With an almost imperceptible curve
the machine shifted its course to a
straight line, the pilot in the same
position. How long he remained up
side down the anxious watchers csuld
not determine but it was long enough
to cause them to believe that he would
never right himself.
Presently the machine dipped again
and with a graceful curve assumed an
erect position. Pegoud flew for a
few minutes to and fro and descended
by a series of beautiful spirals. On
landing the aviator said:
"Everything went splendidly. The
levers answered the slightest touch.
Weakness of Naval Stations.
Washington. Lack of berthing slips
and drydocks is pointed out as the
distinctly important weakness of our
naval stations located north of Cape
Hatteras, in a report to the Secretary
of the Navy . by the Naval Board of
Inspectors of all Northern Navy Yards.
Additional drydocks on the North At
lantic Coast, in the opinion of the
board, are essential for the needs of
the Atlantic fleet and it suggests that
Jamacia Island at the Portsmouth
Navy Yard should be acquired as the
stie of two additional drydocks.
Americans Attacked By Mexicans.
Los Angeles. American refugees
are in force here, having landed at
San Diego. Sixty persons were
brought north from Guaymas and vic
inity by the United States cruiser
Pittsburg. Among them was T. L.
Findley, who still is suffering from
the effects of a bayonet wound re
ceived at the hands of an intoxicated
rebel while lying sick in bed at his
home in Durango. Findley gave a
graphic description of the raid on the
city of Durango by a band of 6,000
Mexican Situation Marking Time.
Washington. Senator Bacon, chair
man of the foreign relations commit
tee, conferred more than an hour
with Secretary Bryan, after which he
declared the Mexican situation seem
ed to be marking time. "So far as I
know," said the senator, "the Mexican
situation is absolutely at a standstill.
No word of importance has been re
ceived from Mexico City and nothing
has come from Mr. Lind, who re
mains in Vera Cruz. I do not know
what he plans to do."
Charlton Undergoes Interrogation.
Como, Italy. Porter Charlton, the
young American who was extradited
from the United States to stand trial
on a charge of murdering his wife,
was subjected to a preliminary Inter
rogation. Judge Rognoni, the exam
ining magistrate, and Signor MellinI,
Charlton's counsel, accompanied by a
clerk, and an interpreter appeared at
the prison soon after the breakfast
hour. During the examination Charl
ton was self possessed. The prison
officials declare they have not ob
served any sign of mental deficiency.
FROM THE TAR HEEL STATE
Short Paragraphs of State News That
Has Been Condensed For Busy
People of State.
, Washington. Messrs. Davis and,
Davis, Washington patent attorneys,
report the grant to Jerry M. Hassell,
Warsaw, of a patent on a logging-car.
Oxford. Mrs. Kate Hays Flem
ing, one of Oxford's most accomplish
ed teachers, was appointed by Gov.
Craig a delegate to the Fourth Inter
national Congress on school hygiene,
now, being held in Buffalo, N. Y.
: Warrenton. Thi3 county is stirred
over the proposition of a bond issue
of $100,000 for good roads. The ques
tion will be decided at the polls Sep
tember 16 and both, sides are hard at
Salisbury. The hookworm cam
paign, which has been under way in
Rowan county for six weeks, was
concluded recently. The work was
done in a thorough manner by Dr.'
G. F. Leonard and Mr. H. E. Jenkins.
Fairmont. Several days ago the
Robeson county veterans held a re
union here and a great crowd was
in attendance. There were 85 veter
ans present, 18 of whom were over
75 years old. Mr. L. R. Varser, of
Lumberton, was the orator of the day.
Concord. Supt. A. S. Webb, of the
city schools has notified the teachers
that Septtember 22 is tthe opening
day. He has instructed the teachers
to meet their pupils on Friday, Sep
ttember 19, for the purpose of giving
out book lists and assigning lessons
for Monday's work.
Charlotte That Willie Stevens was
justified in slaying- George Smith on
May 25th was the decision of the
jury sitting on the case in the supe
rior court after a deliberation of an
hour and forty minutes. The decision
was announced after court had been
adjourned nearly two hours. The
trial continued through two days.
Dunn. At a meeting of a commit
tee from the chamber of commerce
selected to handle thel question of a
union depot for Dunn and several of
the leading business men of the town
it was decided to accept the propo-,,
sition made by the Atlantic Coast
Line and the Durham & Southern to
build a modern station at the junction
of the two roads.
Henderson. From present indica
tions the extensive preparations now
being made will result in greatly In
creasing the tobacco interests of Hen
derson and a part of this Increase
will be show? this season. The Farm
ers' Sales' Warehouse, nearing com
pletion, is the largest stiucture of the
kind erected In the city since it be
came a tobacco market.
Asheville. The dream of a "great
white way" for Asheville appears to
he materializing, workmen having' al
ready started the task of installing
the light standards on Patton Avenue.
The work of placing the standards
will be completed within the next
week or ten days and then the "juice
will be turned on on that street as
well as North and South Pack square.
Durham. Mrs. J. E. Keith, of the
Creedmore section of Granville coun
ty, met a tragic death several days
ago, when she was killed in the ele
vator of the Trust building. Mrs.
Keith and her daughter were on the
car, and the body of the elder lady
was fearfully mangled, death result
ing instantly. The daughter was a
witness to the fearful death of her
Salisbury. A narrow, escape from
serious injury and perhaps death, was
experienced recently near Salisbury
by Mr. Reed Rusher, Miss Annie
Rusher and Miss Olga Brown of
Faith. In driving a young horse by
a street car on a fill near the city
limits the animal dashed down a high
embankment turning the buggy over
several times.' The occupants escap
ed with slight bruises.
Raleigh. The state fair will this
year make of its tobacco and it has
arranged for the exhibition with Col.
John S. Cunningham and Dr. J. Ir.
Burgess in charge. The competittion
is limited to North Carolina growers
and the prizes are numerous and sub
stantial. In the selection of the men
in charge the fair association has
chosen two of the state's best tobac
co mcsi. The directors will spend
$330 in prizes alone and will confer
all diplomas that mean a great deal.
Greensboro. The preliminary trial
of Ed Hargis, charged with the mur
der of his son, was held several days
ago. The defendant was held with
out bail for superior court. The
principal evidence against him Is
the story of the killing told by his
Greenville. The county commis
sioners visited the connty home and
are considering the matter of re
building with modern improvements,
either at the present site or nearer
town. This matter has been aglta'Jwl
much of late, all agreeing that a.
new home Is a necessitr.