$1.00 a Year, In Advance.
"FOR GOD, FOR COUNTRY AND FOR TRUTH."
PLYMOUTH, N. C., FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 1913.
GINNED TO NOV.
REPORT OF THE CENSUS BUREAU
GIVES NUMBER OF BALES
GINNED PRIOR TO NOV. 1.
flEXT REPORT NOVEMBER 21
Comparisons With Previous Years
Compiled from Reports of
Washington. The fourth cotton gin
aing report of the season, compiled
frotn reports of census bureau cor
respondents and agents throughout
the cotton belt, announced that 8,835,
313 bales of cotton, counting round
hales as half bales, of the growth
of 1913 had been ginned prior to No
vember 1. To that date last year 8,
SS9.222 bales or 65.8 per cent, of the
entire crop had been ginned; in 1911
to that date 9,970,905 or 64.1 per cent,
of the. crop had been ginned.
Included in the total ginnings were
G1.S20 round bales, compared with 54,
539 bales last year, 68,318 bales in
IS 11, 81,183 bales in 1910 anw 109,
21 bales in 1909.
The number of sea island cotton
bales included was 42,769, compared
with 28,887. bales last year, 56,563
hales in 1911, 40,504 bales in 1910
and 55,237 bales in 1909.
- Ginnings prior to November 1 by
states, with comparisons for last year
and other big crop years, follow: ,
States. . Year. Ginnings.
Alabama .... .1913 1,012,940
Axkansas 1913 430,557
Florida 1913 47,319
1911 . 56,070
-Georgia .... ; .1913 1.602.4S2
Louisiana 1913 221,900
1911 . 232,245
Mississippi 1913 567,719
North Carolina . . .1913 385,225
Oklahoma . . . .1913 536,015
Soath Carolina . . .1913 861,190
Teanessee . . . .1913 173,925
Ttexas ..... . ,1913 2,950,439
' 1912 3,709,725
Other States . . .1913- 46,204
The ginnings of sea island cotton
prior to November 1 by states follow :
. Florida. Georgia. S. C.
-1913-.-. . . .16,321 24,570 1,878
1M2 11,067 16,276 1,544
1911 .... .21,038 33,841 1,684
IS09 .... .19,740 31,277 4,220
The next cotton ginning report giv.
ing the quantity ginned prior to No
vember 14 will be issued Friday, No
vember 21, at 10 a. m.
U. S. WARSHIPS WELCOMED
Uncle Sam's Tars Entertained at Na
ples, Malta and Other Places.
Malta. Rear Admiral Badger and
other officers of the American battle
ship Wyoming we?e guests of the gov
ernor general, Sir Henry Rundle, at
the palace, after which the party pro
ceeded in automobiles to San Antonio
palace, the governor's country resi-
l dence, where they took tea.
J - Many blue jackets from the Wyo-
ivpiiugy were given shore liberty and
i Visited places of interest
Naples. Many American flags were
waving in honor of the visit of the
United States battleships Florida and
.Arkansas. The harbor was bright
-with color. The mayor, the prefect,
the general commanding the army
corps and the director of the arsenal
-visited the battleships.
Rome. Six officers and 150 sailors
jfrom the American warships arrived
'here. They will spend a short time
sight-seeing iand then proceed to Flor
ence and Venice. . ' ,
Army Supplies for Military Schools.
Washington. Maj. Gen. Leonard
Wood, chief of staff of the army, is
considering a recommendation from
Col. J. E. McMahon of the field artil
lery, and the general staff, that the
government authorize the sale to mil
itary schools to which army officers
sre detailed as instructors, military
equipage and stores upon the same
general terms as such supplies are
furnished the army. It is understood
that Colonel BIcMahon's recommenda
tion finds favor with the military au-iiioiities.
HERBERT LOUIS SAMUEL
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Right Hon. Herbert Louis Samuel,
postmaster genera! of Great Britain,
Is making a tour of the United States
following a trip through Canada.
AFLOAT WITHOUT FOOD
SAILORS IN PANIC ABANDON VES
SEL WITHOUT CAUSE AND
The Abandoned Vessel Precedes Thep7
Into Port, and Was Prac
Portland, Maine. -The probable loss
of their captain, Vincent Nelson, and
three of their mates and the death
of one, form part of a tale of the sea
brought here by the survivors of the
crew of the Gloucester fishing schoon
er Annie N. Parker. The fact that
their abandonment of the stranded
schooner near Nantucket and the loss
of life was unnecessary was not
known to the crew until word reached
them that the schooner was in port
at New Bedford virtually undamaged.
. Nine survivors of the Parker's crew
reached here aboard the lumber
schooner Tifton, from Jacksonville,
which had picked them up from
Dories, 30 mfies off Nantucket
Reuben Kenney, the cook, ' was
drowned when he was swept over
board from a dory, while his mates
looked on powerless to help. His home
was at Glenwood, N. S. He leaves
seven children. The missing men,
besides Captain Nelson, are:
Lester Fletcher of Argyle Soun, N.
S.; Ross Worthen of Pubnico Head,
N. S., and Thomas Landry
Three boats were put over the lee
ward side before one was launched.
The first was smashed, the second was
swamped, the third -was floated and
eight men put out in it. Two other
boats were dropped overboard safely
on the windward side. The first held
three men, th el ast contained Captain
Nelson and three of his crew.
It was pitch dark and the dory
crews were lost to the view of each
other almost in a moment. The last
seen of the boat in which Captain Nel
son left his ship was when it was
rounding the bow of the schooner.
By an odd chance the Parker pre
ceded her crew into port. Stanch
and firm apparently and with only a
jib missing, she was towed into New
Bedford, raising the question, "Why
should a good ship be abandoned by
its crew, and where was the crew?"
The Parker had floated herself from
the ledge and had been sighted drift
ing with all sails set by the British
steamer Astrakkan, which placed a
prize crew aboard.
Snow 15 Inches Deep in Alleghanies.
Cumberland, Md. Snow has reach
ed a depth of 15 inches at Elkins, W.
Va., and other points in the eastern
Alleghanies, in Maryland, West Vir
jinie and southern Pennsylvania. The
fall continues and the wind Is blow
ing a gale. Traffic on the western
Maryland and Baltimore and Ohio
railroads Is greatly interfered with
because of wire trouble and drifts.
Several trains on branch lines are
Cost of Living Too High to Live.
Kansas City. -The cost of living in
the region of Kansas City has increas
ed 59 per cent, in ten years, while
the wages of skilled workers have
been augmented a fraction more than
26 per cent, according to conclusions
reached by George A. Traylor, agent
of the department of labor. "For the
unskilled laborer," Mr. Trayer said,
"there has been almost no change in
wage. TLe supply being greater than
the demand, wages have not Increased.
The common school has proved a fac
tor la increasing the cost of living.1'
TO BUILD ROADS
GOOD ROADS CONGRESS APPEALS
TO PRESIDENT WILSON TO
TAKE UP QUESTION.
RESOLUTION IS ADOPTED
Government Construction and Main
tenance of Highways Is Favored
by Good Roads Congress.
Augusta, . Ga. Predicated upon the
expression of President Wilson that
"you cannot rationally increase the
prosperity of this country without
increasing the - road facilities of this
country," representative citizens of
the two leading producing states in
the South at the Georgia-Carolina Good
Roads Congress adopted resolutions
voicing their request to the president
and congress to take up the question
of proper provision for the construc
tion and maintenance of public high
ways. The resolution also points out that
it is vital-to all the agricultural and
manufacturing interests of Georgia
and South Carolina if the country , is
to profit from the building of the Pan
ama canal that prompt action be taken
President E.' J. Watson of the con
gress will present these resolutions in
person to President Wilson and the
senate executive committee on his re
turn through Washington from the
United States Good Roads Congress
to be held in St. Louis.
Congressman Thomas W. Hardwick
of Georgia was among the speakers,
his subject being "The Relation of
the National Government to Good
Roads." The congressman pledged his
efforts and support to the movement
to secure Federal aid for highway
building and maintenance. - -
The congress closed with a ban
quet. The sessions were more large
ly attended than those held the first
day of the congress.
KILLS ONE AND WOUNDS TWO
Miles Cribb Kills His Mother-in-Law.
Wounds Wife and Sister-in-Law.
Cordele, Ga, Enraged because his
wife would not agree to a reconcilia
tion with after a brief separation of
two weeks, M. L. Cribb, a Turner coun
ty farmer living about two miles from
Rebecca, shot and instantly killed his
mother-in-law, Mrs. J. G. R. Hancock,
fired two bullets into the body of his
wife, probably fatally wounding her,
and then turning the pistol on his
sister-in-law, Miss Sallie Hancock,
fired the remaining bullets, inflicting
a wound from which she will probably
Reports are to the effect that Cribb
went to the Hancock home, and, push
ing open the dining room door with
out a word of warning, ripped out a
revolver and shot Mrs. Hancock, 70
years of age, dead in her chair at
the supper table, fatally wounded his
wife and seriously wounded his sister-in-law,
Miss Sallie Hancock.
Track dogs were put on his trail,
but before the searching party suc
ceeded in locating him he had made
his way to Rebecca and to the home
of his brother, Rev. W. J. Cribb. Here
he reloaded his revolver and attempted
to end his life by sending a bullet
through his brain. Before he "could
accomplish his purpose, his brother
snatched the weapon from his tem
ple. Textile Rates Are Changed.
Washington. Coiton and woolen
mills in Georgia and Alabama will
take notice of certain changes in
freight rates on commodities used in
these textile industries coming from
the east. The interstate commerce
commission has approved a new
schedule of rates on chemicals, acids,
dyestuffs and bleaching materials
from the east, except acids, alum and
salts rated sixth class or lower. A
rate of 49 cents per 100 pounds from
Boston, New York and Philadelphia
and of 46 cents per 100 pounds from
Baltimore is established to Birming
ham, Eufaula, Sylacauga, Barnesville
and Grantville, without regard to the
long and short haul clause. The new
rates are to be effective for six
months, but are subject to complaint
Three Bullets Fired at Georgia Mayor.
Milledgeville, Ga.--Hon. Miller S.
Bell, mayor of Milledgeville, had a
narrow escape from death early when
a would-be assassin fired three shots
through a window into the mayor's
bedroom. . Three bullets from a pistol
were fired through a window, into the
room where Mr. Bell usually sleeps,
and two of them lodged in the bed,
one penetrating the very pillow usual
ly used by Mr. Bell. It so happened
that he retired in the room adjoining
t.h.3 one generally occupiol by him.
HENRY M. PINDELL
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Henry M. Pindell, publisher of the
Peoria Journal, Peoria, III., It Is be.
Ileved will be appointed ambassador
TAMMANY BADLY DEFEATED
CLEAN SWEEP IS MADE BY THE
FUSION FORCES IN NEW
Massachusetts, New Jersey and Mary
land Go Democratic by Good
New York. Fusion carried New
York City, electing John Purroy
Mitch cl mayor by aprpoximately 75,
000 plurality and retaining control of
the important board' of estimate by
a safe margin. "
Tammany Hall saw its nominee for
the mayoralty, Edward E. McCall, go
down to defeat by one of the biggest
pluralities ever given against a can
didate of the organization, and it
looked as if Tammany might not even
save the New York county offices out
of the wreckage. The big vote for
Mitchel pulled through. the Fusion can
didates for president of the board of
aldermen and comptroller, George
McAneny and William A. Prendergast,
against whom Independence League
as well as Democratic organization
candidates were running.
Boston, Mass. David I. Walsh
(Dem.) was elected governor by a plu
rality estimated at 50,000. The re
mainder of the state ticket was in
doubt when three fourths of the elec
tion districts haa reported.
In the Third congressional district,
Calvin D. Paige (Rep.) was chosen
to succeed the late William H. Wild
er (Rep.) in a close race. With one
town missing, Paige had a majority
of 500 over M. Fred O'Connell (Dem.).
Stephen M. Marshall (Prog.) was far
in the rear in the three-cornered fight.
Mr. Walsh, who succeeds Governor
Foss, after one term as lieutenant gov
ernor, was elected to his present of
fice a' year ago by nearly 200,000
votes, the greatest number ever re
ceived by a Demosratic Candidate for
Trenton, N. J. Returns indicate
that James F. Fielder (Dem.) for gov
ernor, has' a plurality over Stokes
(Rep.) of 20,000, and it may go above
The Democrats have elected five of
the eight state senators, which will
make next winter's state senate, with
the holdovers, stand 12 Democrats to
President Wilson sent this telegram
to James. F. Fielder: "My earnest con
gratulations. You did not need to call
out the reserves."
Baltimore. Based on returns from
this city, but which are regarded as
a sure indication of the final result,
State Senator Blair Lee (Dem.) has
been elected1 to the United States sen
ate to fill the unexpired term of the
late Isidor Rayner by an estimated
plurality of from 30,000 to 35,000 over
former Congressman Thomas Parran
(Rep.) and former United States Sen
ator George L. Wellington (Prog.).
Militants to Raise Army.
London, England. Sylvia Pank
hurst announces that a volunteer army
to defend the Suffragette movement
is to be raised in the East End of
London. She said: "Look at Sir Ed
ward Carson. We will have to do
precisely the same thing. We will
have to get an army, and now the
chance of having it is com'ng. Sir
Francis Vane, an officer of the British
army who fought in the Boor war,
and who is going to be our comman
der, is to be present and organize our
first training .corpg."
GOOD ROADS DAY
A GREAT SUCCESS
STATE GEOLOGIST JOSEPH HYDE
PRATT GIVES ESTIMATE OF
WORK DONE IN STATE.
BETTER THAN EXPECTED
Thinks More Has Been Accomplish
ed in North Carolina Than In Any
Other State In Union on a Similar
(Raleigh. (Highly elated over the
results of the Good itoads Days in
North 'Carolina, ir. Joseph Hyde
Pratt, state geologist, arrived in Ral
eigh from Chapel Hill, after having
spent the two days, from 7 a. m. to
5 p. m., working the roads.
"For my part, think it was a great
success," said Dr. Pratt, when asked
for his estimate of the two-days event
which had just closed in North Caro
lina. "While there was not as much
of the spectacular as was In evidence
In some othe. states on their Good
(Roads Days, I believe that really
more has iheeu accomplished in North
Carolina these'two days than was ever
accomplished In any other state on a
eimilar occasion, and the spirit in
which the people entered into the
work was never surpassed by that
shown in any other state."
Dr. Pratt "believes that when the
work of the two days is summed up,
it Willi be found that more actual
road improvement has been accom
plished than Gov. Craig ever antci
pated, w.hile the interest and enthusi
asm aroused by the event has given
an impetus to the good road3 move
ment that wili fee of tremendous value
in the future.
In many o'l the counties the work
has been platned in advance and the
th9 roads surveyed by engineers. Dr.
Pratt thinks that one of the most im
portant results of the Good Roads
Days will he a demonstration of the
necessity for engineering assistance
In road construction. He believes that
the future will show that the roads
.built and those improved In accord
ance with the specifications of com
petent road engineers are the roads
that will stand the test of time, and
prove of far more value than those
built or improved without .any engi
neering assistance. As a result, he
considers it not too much to hope
that when the next legislature meets
a majority f its members will be
found to favar the creation of a state
Justice As An Official Trust Buster.
'Special from Washington says E. J.
Justice was recently appointed prose
cuting attorn'jy by 'Secretary Daniels
and Senators Overman and 'Simmons.
.Mr. Justice will start within 10 days
for California, where he will assist
District Attorney Townsend to prose
cute in a government case involving
2,000,000 of Jand worth $40,060,000.
This work wiH keep Mr. Justice out
of North Carolina for a year or long
er, and will pay him a salary of $7,
600 with fees. It is the same sort
of job Frank B. Kellogg, James C.
McReynoIds and 'other able lawyers
had under the department of justice
in recent years. Secretary Daniels
and Col. W. H. Osibone engineered the
Justice coup. They suggested the
employment of Sir. Justice and the
White House was glad to approve
Wilmington Pleased With News. .
Wilmington people have learned
with interest that there is a chance
that Wilmington will have one of
Postmaster General Burleson's model
postoffices. Postmaster Green says
that he does not know anything more
about it than is contained in a dis
patch from Washington, but' is grati
fied to learn that Wilmington is re
ceiving consideration. Besides af
fording the means for maintaining
the service at the highest point of ef
ficiency, it would also bring the Wil
mington office prominently before
the people of the state.
Schenck In 18th District.
Before leaving Asheville for Ral
eigh, Governor Craig authorized the
announcement of the appointment of
Michael Schenck of Hendersonville
as solicitor for the eighteenth judi
cial district, to succeed A. Hall John
son of 'Marion, who tendered his res
ignation a few days ago. There were
many applications for the vacancy
and for this reason the selection of
Mr. Schenck wTill prove all the more
gratifying to his friends in the dis
trict. The new appointee is about
15 years of age.
THROUGH SERVICE BY DEC. 1
Over New Line Between Raleigh and
Charlotte, Says President C. H.
Raleigh. Through train service 'be
tween Raleigh and Charlotte , by De
cember 1 i3 now contemplated by the
Norfolk-fSouthern railroad, according
to President C. H. Hix.
"Two passenger trains daily are in
contemplation, one to leave here
early in the morning and arrive at
Charlotte about 11 o'clock, . ' one to
leave there about 6:40 and arrive in
Raleigh about noon; one to leave
here' In the afternoon, reaching
Charlotte at night, and another to
leave Charlotte between 5 and 6
Lo'clock in the afternoon and reacfh
Raleigh at night. Trains -are now op
erated only as far as Mt. Gilead.
About February 1, the Norfolk
Southren contemplates putting on a
through train between Charlotte and
Norfolk, leaving the North Carolina
City late in the afternoon, picking
up a sleeper at Raleigh and arriving
in Norfolk about 8 o'clock next morn
ing. , By this time it is hoped to have
the new road adjusted so that regu
lar schedules can be maintained.
President rmx sa!d that the new
road just completed, between Mt. Gil
ead and Charlotte is the best new
railroad over which he ever traveled.
Speaking of the territory . through
which the new line extends between
here and Charlotte, he said: "
"I have been much impressed by
th9 possibilities of the territory which
now for the first time is to receive the
benefits of adequate railroad service.
The land is fertile and with the add
ed stimulus of readily accessible mar
kets its productivity will doubtless be
much increased. There is also a fine
outlook for manufacturing plants
along our line. We have received a
number of inquiries from persons who
are 'planning the erection of mills and
factories of various kinds?
The distance between Raleigh and
Charlotte iby the new route Is 133
miles, some twenty miles shorter than
the 'Southern or the Seaboard route.
No School1 November 28.
Friday, iNovemher 28, the day after
Thanksgiving, will be a holiday in the
public schools of North Carolina, in
order to allow the teachers to attend
the Teachers' Assembly at Raleigh, if
the- county and city school hoards
igrant a request made of them by Mr.
E. E.. Sams, secretary and Mr. S. S.
Alderman, assistant secretary of the
assembly, and oibsorve the recommen
dation' of State Superintendent J. Y.
Following a letter of request sent
to the' boards by the officers of the
assembly, Dr. Joyner has written the
following letter to the hoards, city,
and county: -
"(Believing that the inspiration, in
formation, encouragement and pleas
use that teachers will receive from,
association with hundreds of their
fellow teachers, and with seme of the'
masters of their professions and from
the discussions and exchanges of
views and evperiences at the coming
session of the North Carolina Teach-'
ers' Assembly, at Raleigh, November
26-29, will more than compensate in.
benefits to teachers and their pupils
for the loss of one day from school,
especially immediately following a
holiday, I heartily and earnestly en
dorse the request of the officials of
the assembly that the school authori
ties grant to teachers who desire to
attend the next session of the Teach
ers' Assembly leave of absence from
school for Friday, November 2S, with
out loss of salary anu recommend
that school boards grant this permis
sion," Lutherans Accept Plans.
The executive committee of the
Lutheran Synod of 'North Carolina, of
which Rev. Dr. M. M. Kinard of Sal
isbury is president, met in Salisbury
recently and accepted plans for a
new Lutheran church in Raleigh. The
church is to he located on Hillsboro
street and the plans were drawn by
H. E. Bonitz of Wilmington. There
were several out-of-town committee
men present for the meeting.
Durham Farmers Sow Grain.
, That Durham county farmers are
going in for bigger things in the way
of agricultural production is indicated
from the reports of the amount of
grass, oats, rye and clover seed sold
during the past two months. In this
lime local dealers have disposed of
between 7,000 and 8,000 bushels of
these seeds. This is three times as
much us has ever ibeen sold in a.
whole season in previous years and
dealers are expecting to sell a creat
deal more before the planting sea
son ia over.