-FOR GOD, FOR COUNTRY AND FOR TRUTH."
$1JOO a Year, In Advance,
PLYMOUTH, N. C, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1913.
SAYS ACCEPT THE
GIVES PROPOSAL UNQUALI
IS A GREAT ACHIEVEMENT
No Other State in the Country At Any
Time Has By Any Means Gained a
Like Concession . From the Rail
roads. Raleigh. "After much study of the
whole situation, and mature consid-
erafclon of all the circumstances and
conditions, the Corporation Commis
sion unanimously recommends , the
acceptance 6f the proposition, with
the firm conviction that it will save
the people a large amount of- money
and give renewed impetus to' our in
dustrial and commercial develop
ment." This is the concluding para
graph of a four-page letter from the
Corporation Commission to Governor
Craig as to the latest amended pro
posal of the railroad companies for
the settlement - of , the interstate
freight rate differences. .
.'Continuing, the letter declares that
the-proposition offers such substan
tial reductions in rates from the
West as to amount, to a compliance
in goofl faith -with the original, agree
ment and makes such adjustment of
the matters involved Jn the suits of
the. Corporation Commission against
the railroad companies as to warrant
. The reduction applies, the commis
sion sets put, to a very large 'terri-
,tory, embracing th'e Buffalo-Pittsburg
zone and all territory west thereof
"and north of the Ohio rivert and all
v territory west 6f the Mississippi river
to the "Pacific v Coast.', Furthermore,
' the commission; declares, that the re
ductions offered will save the ship
pensT of the state ',$2,000,000 a year
based on the railroad earnings for
1912, the proposal . constituting the
largest and most comprehensive con-
in frp1,e-"ht rates ever made
by any railroads to etay state at one
; time.' '.' -', "-.-. r
The letter pronounces the proposed
adjustment the greatest achievement
in railroad regulation ever gained by
any state toy any means, and has been
accomplished in ar remarkably short
time at insignificant expense com
pared with magnitude of matter.
State University Serving Farmers.
The following letter from Act
ing President Edward , K. Gra
ham to the Educational Committee
of the State Farmers' Union con
tains announcements' of more than
usual interest: "Your letter outlin
ing certain educational policies of the
Farmers Union for the advancement
xt North Carolina has been received
and read with keen interest. All of
the proposals contained therein should
win not only the intellectual approval
of the people of the state, but their
active interest in putting them into
immediate effect. The University
will give, you -its aggressive support
in every detail of this work.
W. A. Devin Gets Judgeship.
Raleigh. W. A. Devin of Oxford
was commisioned , by Gov. Craig as
Superior Court Judge in the Tenth
Judicial district to succeed Judge 11
A. Foushee of urham, who resigned
on account of poor health. Judge
Devin convened his first court, in
Durham county Monday. A number
of the friends of Hon. S. M. Gattis of
Orange county came to make a spec
ial, plea for his appointment, but the
telegram notifying Mr. Devin of his
appointment was being sent from the
Governor's office when they arrived.
May Try Nance at September Term.
. Rockingham. Recent developments
render it now probable that George
S. Nance will be brought to trial at
the September term of Criminal Su
perior Court, which convenes soon.
Alienists of note have been summoned
on both sides to he present at that
time on behalf of the state.
Many Fail To List Their Taxes.
County Auditor I. A. Davidson
turned over to the solicitor and grand
jury the names of 1,200 people in
Guilford who failed to list their prop
erty or poll tax for 1913. Bills will
she sent in most of the cases, which
will mean the largest criminal docket
ever heard of in the state. Members
of the police forces of Greensboro
and High Point and other officers
have worked industriously to get the
names of all people liable for tax
who failed to list, and the number
cured indicates that it is complete.
STATE NEWS AT WASHINGTON
Has More Money For Farmers, If
Needed. Treasury Department
Will Not Stop at $50,000,000.
Raleigh. A special from "Washing
ton states that John Skelton Will
iams, Assistant Secretary of the
Treasury, informed "a North Carolina
delegation that the department would
be extremely liberal in responding to
applications for money by Southern
banks to move the cotton crop.
If the $50,000,000 already set aside
for this purpose is not sufficient,
more Government funds . will be de
posited. Moreover the time for re
payment will be extended.
This assurance was given by Mr.
Williams to Representatives Stedman
and Doughton, who called at; the
Treasury Department, accompanied
by S. C. Hobbs of Clinton and J. C.
Kennett of Greensboro, .members of
a committee, froni the Farmers'
Union. . - . ' :-c'
They, went away well satisfied )-with
the attitude of the .department 'toward
the farmers. .' , ,' . . ?. V -v .
'..It nowv.seejnsl'that -two .terminals
for distribution ' of parcel post . pack-,
ages will be established in North-
Carolina,' at Charlotte and Raleigh.
Reresenativ e Webl ' was reassured
that - Charlotte will be- made one of
the depots 'for the state, if satisfac
tory rentals can be arranged." "
Representative Pou and John C.
Drewry of, Raleigh called at the". Post
office Department. - Mr. f)Be,w,ry de
clared upon leaving that a depot wjll
be located at Raleigh. That city has;
alreadv eiven. 'the " department the
choice of two free sites for the depot.
And investigation is, being made and
something definite may be 'known in
a week. " . s
Representative Faison recommend
ed the appointment of William Felton
as postmaster at Bettie, Carteret
county. .. " ; .' : .
Good Roads Work in Henderson
4 :Afi the, joint -September meeting of
the County Commissioners and Good
Roads Commission, just held at' Hen
derson,: it was- decided to invite the
old road force, under Mr. T. P. Rose,
with the good roads force" under Mr.
Mulligan. All the mules, horses, im
plements,, etc., were turned over to
the' Good Roads Commission. The
force was divided into three sections,
one of which is . at work on the Mid
dleburg ;road, in charge of Overseer
Rose; ran other is working the road
between Henderson and' Epsom, .and
i3 in charge of Overseer Sharp; and
the other section, under Mr. Haven,
is on the rpad leading from this city
Conductor Killed on Interurban.
C. M. Sigmon, a freight conductor
on the P. ,& N., met instant death in
the Gastonla yards of the railroad.
The train had just arrived from Char
lotte and some cars were being placed
on a siding. Just how. the accident
occurred is not known. His body was
very badly mangled. -Engineer Will
iams was backing and Conductor Sig
mon was signalling with his lantern.
All at once the lantern failed to sig
nal and the motorman, going to the
rear, arrived In time to see the col
ored brakeman dragging the wounded
man-from under the wheels.
Death By Unknown Parties.
Coroner Wood and County Attorney
John N. Wilson have been -carefully
conducting the investigation of the
shooting of Officer Wiener, which took
place at High Point recently. The
case was heard before the jury: R. E.
Blair, C. A. King, J. L. Sechrest, Geo.
A. Matton, H. A. Moffltt and R. B.
White. After thorough investigations
heard (before this well selected jury,
a verdict was reached and rendered
that Officer Wicher .came to his death
by unknown parties.
Examines Infected Cotton.
George R. Bennett of Enfield, agent
for the farmers' co-operation demon
stration work for this part of Halifax
county, was at Scotland Neck in the
interest of his work. He was exhib
iting a number of bolls of cotton
which were infected with what he
called cotton anthracnose. Mr. Ben
nett says he has found quite a bit of
cotton infected with this disease, and
estimates the damage in many fields
at from 10 to 25 per cent.
No Jail Sentence For Holland.
Judge Charles Cooke, in Wake Su
perior Court, suspended the four
months' jail sentence Imposed against
J. J. Holland, the Seaboard Air Line
section master, for killing Van Stew
art for persistent Indecent exposure
of his person close to the Holland
borne. Over eight hundred people pe
titioned for the suspension of the
judgment, and Annie Stewart, mother
of the negro killed, wrote the judge
that she understood the provocation
under which her son was shot, and
joined in asking mercy for Holland.
body of mm
BODY OF MAYOR GAYNOR LIES
IN STATE IN NEW YORK
GREAT TRIBUTE PAID HIM
Despite Rain 75,000 Persons Pass the
Bier in the City
New York. In a double line that
never seemed to diminish as the day
wore on, thousands of persons filed
through the fiower-fiUed rotunda of the
city hall ; and past the body of Wil
liam J. Gaynor lying in state.
Unmindful of a heavy downpour of
rain and threatening skies, the people
came in a 'continuous - stream . silent
ly to' find places-' in v the-, long, slow;
mnvlne- 'nrnceRsioii 1 1 that extended for
half a mile along, J-fower, Broadway and
through Citv Hall -Dark to the city
hall., - It .was New York's spontaneous
tribute to its - dead . mayor.
; - Inkhe long line! were street clean
ers in their white-uniforms, policemen,
firemen and men high in the official
life .of the city and'; state. but for the
"most part tti procession '. was made
tip from the great so-called middle
class." , ; ' ; ; '. ;.- : ..
v ,;A"Uout,?a- fifth of'thi? crowd was
made up of .women and 'children and
nianyw of the. . leaders ' carried small
wreaths or. bouquets of flowers which
they placed near the,-coffin.
Fully one hundred thousand persons
viewed the body before the doors
closed, it is believed. - ,'
' "It is a remarkable tribute," Mayor
Kline said, as he viewed the great si
lent crowd. "No king, no emperor ever
had a tribute paid to him like this
great- outpourng of citizens. It is
tribute from the hearts of the people."
Three policemen and three firemen
In reliefs of a half hour stood rigidly
at attention during the night beside
the coffin, which was draped In the
stars and stripes and the mayor's flag,
while beneath could be seen the colors
of the union jack placed there at the
request of the Gaynor family in recog
nition of the courtesy extended by the
city of Liverpool upon the arrival of
the mayor's body in that city after his
death at sea. Crossed branches of
palms of victory were the only floral
decorations on the cover of the cof
fin. ASSASSIN OF MADER0 KILLED
Colonel Cardenas Killed to Keep Him
From Revealing Orders.
Washington. Lieutenant Colonel
Francisco Cardenas, alleged by the
Constitutionalists of Mexico to have
been the assassin of Francisco I. "Ma
dero, former president of Mexico, has
himself been assassinated, according
to a dispatch received at the head
quarters of the Constitutionalists here.
The advices state that Cardenas was
killed at Michoalan, where he had
been sent by Provisional President
Huerta to take command of federal
troops. He was assassinated, it was
said, for fear he might reveal the or
ders he received on the night of Feb
ruary 22 when Madero was killed and
when Cardenas was In command of
the soldiers conveying Madero from
the national palace to prison in Mex
ico City. 1
Negro Is Lynched for Double Killing.
Franklin, Texas. Will Davis, negro,
was lynched here after he had shot
and killed Tom Hodges, aged 29, and
Tom Rsuhing, 27, and badly wounded
Will Maxwell, on the Rushing farm,
ten miles north of Franklin. Hodges
was killed first, following a dispute,
and Rushing and Maxwell were shot
when they attempted to arrest Davis.
The negro was captured by a posse
and hanged to a tree.
4 Girls Killed Preparing for Wedding.
Budapest. Four girls who were' to
become brides were killed by light
ning near the village of Nagy-Varad.
The girls were picking flowers to dec
orate the church for the weddings.
They were overtaken by a storm and
took refuge in a grotto, which light
ning struck. The bodies were, found
in the wreckage.
Great Cavalry Review for President.
Washington. President Wilson will
be given an opportunity during the
first week of October to review the
largest aggregation of mounted troops
of the regular army that has assem
bled in HVashington slce the grand
review in the late sixties of the sea
soned veterans led by Generals Grant
and Sheridan. This aggregation, com
posed the Tenth, Eleventh and Fif
teenth regiments of cavalry, has been
encamped at Winchester, Va., since
the middle of July and will break camp
NEW YORK PRIEST AND WOMAN HE SLEW
. Hans B. Schmidt, assistant priest
J ' 'If ; ' -sWKvt:'- 5
confessed to the horrible slaying of Miss Ann Aumueller. Schmidt, in his
1 story to the police, told of how he murdered his victim while she slept, dis
membered the body, packed the pieces in, bundles and dropped them from
' the' Fort Lee ferry boat. Last February Schmidt obtained a license, per
formed his own marriage ceremony and set up;housekeeping in the Bronx,
here" he. murdered the woman September 2.-: ' ; , , .
U5-2ftECT--: WlLL.' STAYrHUERTASTMESSAGE-" PACIFIC
Wilson administration vill
v,. not take dictation from
? 'president huerta.
Vessels Will Be Kept in Mexican Wa
ters Just as Long as It Is
T . Necessary. .
Washington. So far as the Wash
ington administration is concerned, it
became known -'that no move is con
templated in the Mexican situation at
present. The elections of October 26
are awaited here with keen interest,
and the next step in the policy of
the United States is likely to make
its appearance thereafter.
Administration officials read long
excerpts of General Huerta's message
to the Mexican congress published in
Washington, but no formal comment
was made. It is understood that the
administration : does not attach much
importance to the document, though
there are passage in it which did not
pass without careful notice.
The references to the expiration of
the period during which American
warships were authorized to remain in
Mexican waters caused some discus
sion. Inasmuch as the ships are per
mitted to remain another month, or
until after the general elections are
held, no statement of policy In this
connection is likely to be made until
that time. Informally officials' let
it be known that the vessels would be
kept in Mexican waters indefinitely if
the United States deemed it necessa
ry for the protection of its nationals.
ROLL OF CRIME FOR PRIEST
Was Not Only a Murderer, But Coun
terfeiter and Thief.
New York. That Hans Schmidt, the
Jekyle-Hyde priest, whose, double life
was exposed when he' was arrested
and confessd the murder of Anna Au
mufler after killing the girl and dis
membering her body in a Bradhurst
avenue flat, hired .another apartment
in which he presumably planned to
conceal himself, was developed from
In ransacking Schmidt's rooms de
tectives found evidence that Schmidt
had stolen $400 from th& Easter col
lection at St. Joseph' church' and that
he had robbed a visiting priest who
spent a night at St. Joseph's rectory.
Girl Killed; Body Thrown in River.
Newark, N. J. The body of Alice
Hopper, 16 years old, who had been
missing from her home in Kearny, N.
J., was found In the Passaic river at
Harrison, her skirts weighted with
stones. ' William Tolen, chief of police
of Kearny, and the girl's relatives de
clared that she had been murdered
and her body cast into the river. The
stones, weighing 12 or 14 pounds,
had been placed in the lap of her outer
skirt and her skirt drawn up to form
a basket, and the hem was knotted at
the rear of the waist.
in St. Joseph's church, New York,
VERBAL BOMBS WERE LACKING
WHEN PRESIDENT ADDRESS
ED MEXICAN CONGRESS.
Huerta Admits Relations Are Strained,
But Says He Expects an
Mexico City Provisional President
Victoriana Huerta delivered his semi
annual message at the opening of the
second session, of the. Twenty-seventh
Mexican congress. ' In it he' promised
to spare no efforts to bring; about the
unrestricted election of the Resident
and vice president of the Mexican re
public next month, declaring .that it
would constitute the greatest tri
umph of his career to turn over the
office to his successor with the coun
try at peace as he hoped to do. v
General Huerta said the strained
diplomatic relations between Mexico
and the United States had caused the
Mexican nation to suffer unmerited af
fliction, and had retarded the pacifi
cation of the country. Nevertheless
he hoped for an early solution of the
differences between the two nations
and to see Mexico and the United
States once more united in bonds of
The message was disappointing to
many who had expected that Provis
ional President Huerta would deal at
some length with recent diplomatic ex
changes. This subject, however, he
said, "being so delicate and the per-
i manent commission of congress being
already informed," he passed ' with a
j VICTORY FOR THAW IN tOURT
U. S. Judge Aldrich Indefinitely Sus
pends Habeas;-Corpu's Hearing. .
Littleton.' N.: 41. Counsel for Har
ry Kendall Tliaw' laid ! the foundation
for. plans to carry his, case to the. Su
preme, court of the United States if
such ., a step is found necessary. ,
When the governor' of New Hamp
shire passes on the matter of the ex
tradition of Thaw to New York, at the
hearing to be held at Concord, ; the
findings, if adverse to Thaw, will" be
reviewed by the. United States dis
trict court, and, should a decision
against him then be" rendered, suc
cessive appeals will be taken until the
cane' reached the highest court in the
land. ; . , ,
Immigrants' Wanted for the South.
Washington. A delegation repre
sentative of Louisiana and particular
ly New Orleans business men, headed
by Senator Ransdell of Louisiana and
M. K. Trezevant, general manager of
the .New Orleans chamber of com
maree, conferred with Actfcag Secreta
ry Post of the department of labor,
with a view to diverting part of the
tide of immigration through the port
of New Orleans. It was pointed out
that the South needed immigrants,
and that the facilities for handling
them in New Orleans were superior.
11 ENTITLED OILY'
TO WHAT HE EARNS
MORE INTELLIGENT DISTRIBU
TION OF WEALTH WILL IN
SURE MORE PROSPERITY.
SO ASSERTS A. J. 0RER1
Also Attacks Sale of Watered Stocks.
Wright Makes Plea for Correction
of the Election Laws.
Atlanta, Ga. The Southern Chris
tian Citizenship Congress, under the
auspices of the Civic League of Amer
ica, opened at the auditorium to the
accomDaniment of near sensational
ism revealed in the address of A. J.
Orem of Boston, who, in his treatise,
stvled "From Theocracy to Theocra
cy," all but put outright Socialism in-,
to the book of good citizenship. ...
Owing to his presence at the capi-
tol, where he sat late in the matter
of the McNaughton pardon arguments.
Gov. John M. Slaton was unable to
preside at the gathering in Taft hall.
Seaborn Wright of Rome, Ga., closed
the evening session with an impas-.
sioned appeal for a correction of the
In introducing Mr. Orem as the
principal speaker of the evening, Wil
liam, D .Upshaw declared that he had
given the principal orator caiie
blanche in the matter of subject and
text. Mr. Orem lived up to his rights.
In part, he said: ,
"Greater problems confront , the
present generation than have confront
ed any previous generation in the his-:
tory of the world. Present day ques-r
tions ; are broader and more world) .
wide than former ones. Their con
sideration must be of broader scope.
1. believe that modern intelligence . Is
being directed, however, to their fsuts
cesst'ul solution. t , i.
"All forms of government have teen
tried with more ot, less success. If
government administration is-in the
interest of a few, disregarding the
rights of the many, government will
be bad, no matter what the" form.
Modern civilization is tending towards
democracy. Nations are more and
more being educated to recognize the
rights of' the individuals. Economic
problems and social problems will nev
er be solved until governments are
administered with due regard to hu
man rights. Human rights should be
more sacred than property rights.
"A more intelligent distribution of
wealth will insure more prosperity
and happiness. To this end each man ,
should, have what he earns and no
more. He is hot entitled 'to any por
tion of what other men produce ex
, cept that obtained through honest bar
ter or other equitable means."
MADERO SLAYING NOT CRIME
Such Is: Decision of Mexican Military
CoQrt After Investigation.
Mexico City. The deaths of the late
President Francisco I. Madero and
Vice President Jose Maria Pino Sua
rez were not brought about by a pun
ishable crime, according to a decision
pronounced by the military court
The investigation lasted six months.
It was started ' by the military com
mandant of the federal district imme
diatelyi on the conclusion of the ten
days battle in the streets of Mexico
last February,, which resulted in Pro
visional President Huerta coming into
power. - -
Among the witnesses was Major
Francisco Cardenas, who commanded
the escort which conveyed President
Madero and Vice President Piuo Soa
rez from tSe"' national palace to the
penitentiary. Two subordinate officers
of rural guards and residents in the
vicinity of the jail also were exam
ined. Father aXd Baby Killed.
Clayton, Ga. Emanuel Nichols,
aged 35, a farmer, living ten jnilea
northwest of -here in. Rabun comity,
and his two-year-old baby girl, are
dead, while his son and, daughter,
Conrad and Myrtle Nichols, have been
bound over to fthe grand jury for vol
untary manslaughter, as' a result of
a general shooting melee in the farm
er's home. It ' is ; said ; thV farmer's,
wife killed her" own baby- as she
sought to kill her husband, V
Recall of .Diaz Not Encouraging.
Washington. News that Gen. Felix
Diaz, nephew .of Porfirio Diaz, had!
been recalled to Mexico to become tha
candidate of . the Huerta 'faction in
the coming" presidential election arous
ed much' interest here in official cir
cles. 'The general feefing was that
the return of Diaz meant a compli
ance witlv; President Wilson's princi
pal" demand, that General Huerta
should not be a candidate. . So far as
arguing an era of ' peace, however,
the outlook was described as diseoux
aging. t v