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VOL. XIV. J " ''.'':..:' ' MARSHALL, MADISON COUNTY, N. C, FRIDAY, JANUARY 19, 1912. NO. 3.
Established by the Legtslatu Im
' sloa IHO-'tl.
County Seat, Marshall.
1141 fact above sea level
, , Naw and modern Court Hf . cost
N.w and modern Jail, coitil6.000.00
' New and modern County Aome, coat
Hon. Ja. L. . Hyatt, Senator,' S3
District, Burnsville, N,
Hon. J. C. Ramsey, wpresentatlv.
Marshall. N. C.
W. H. Henderson, lehk Superloi
PnurL Uinhill. N. C
W. M. Buckner, Sheriff. Marshall
James Smart Roister of Deeds.
llarahaU. N. C.
C. r. Runnlon, Treasurer, Marshall
N. C R. r. D. No i.
R. L, Tweed. Surveyor, White Rock,
Dr. J. H. Balr, Coroner, Mara Hill
N. C. ...
Mrs. Eliza lenderson, Jailor. Mar-
ihall. N. C.
John Honeyeutt, Janitor, Marshall
Dr. C. N. Sprinkle. County Physician,
Marshall. NC V
James HAynle, 8upt County- Home,
Marshall. H. C.
Home fccated about two miles south-
1 west of Marshall.
Crlmnal and Civil, First Monday be
fore Tirst Monday In March, Com-
- menctog Feb. 26th, 1012.
Civil 11th, Mqnday after First Mo
day In March, commences May 20,
' 191J. . '
Criminal and Civil, First Mondaf
after First Monday in Sept: , Com
mences Sept. 8th. 1912. ,
Civil 6th Monday after First Mon
' day In September. Commences Octo
ber 14. 1912.
County Commissioner. -
W. C. 8prinkle, Chairman, Marshall
N. C. . K -
C. F. Cassada, Member, Marshall
N. C, R.T. D. No. 1.
Reubln A. Tweed, Member, Big
Laurel, N. C.
C. B. Mashburn, Atty., Marshall,
N..C. . -
Board meeta first Monday In every
A. K. Bryan, Chairman, Marshall,. N.
' C, R. F. D. 2. ,. - - f
J. A. Ramsey, Secretary, Mara Hill,
N.C.R.F. D.fi. . '
, Sam Cox, Member, Mars' Hill, N. C
R. F. D. No. 2.
O. W. Wild. Big Pine, N. C.
Dudley Cblpley, Road Engineer,
Marshall, N. C. - '
Qeorge M. Prltcbard, Atty., Marshall,
. N. C. . :
Board meets first Monday in Janu
ary, April, iuly and October each year.
Board of Education.
' Jasper Ebbs, Chairman, Spring
Creek, N. C.
Thos. J. Murray, Member, Marshall,
N. C. R. F. D. No. S.
- W. R. -Sams, Marshall N, d B. F,
, D. No. J.
Prof. M. C. Buckner, Supt. of
Schools, Mara Hill N. C, R. F. D.
Board Meets first Monday 1b Janu
- ary, April, July and October each year.
Colleges and High School.
Mara Hill College, Prof. R. U Moore,
President, Mars Hill, N. C. Fall Term
; begins August 17, . Mlli Spring Term
begins January 2, 1012. '
Spring Creek High 8chool. Prof.
G. C Brown, Principal, 8pring Creek.
N. C. S Mo, School opened August
Madispn Seminary High, School.
Prof J. M. Weatherly, Princ iipal Mar
shall, N. C.; R. F. H. No.i7' 1 MO.
, School began October 2, 1911. ;
Bell Institute. : Miss Margaret : E.
Griffith, Principal, Walnut, N. C S Mo.
Sohool began September 9. 1911.
, Marahall Academy. Prof., R. G.
Anders, Principal, 'Marshall, 'N. C, t
- Mo. School began Sept. 4, 191l
- V 'J. C. Ramsey, Marshall, N. O. 'Term
eaplres Jan. 11. 1912.
J k. J. Roberta, Marshall, N. C, R. F,
-. D, No. Term expires May 30, 1912.
'- Jasper Ebbs, Spring, Creek, N. C,
Term expire August 10, 1912. '
C C. Brown,. Bluff, N. C. Term ex
'plre December C, 1912. ,
J. A. Leak, Revere. N. C, Term ex-
plres January 10, 1913.
W. T. Davis, Hot Springs, N.-C.
. , Term expires January 10, 1913.
7. H. Southworth, SUekhouse, H. C.
. Term expires January II, 1913.
N. W. Anderson, Paint Fork. N. C.
Term expiree February , 1913.
v J. H. HunUr, Marshall N. C.. R. T.
D. No. 3. Term expiree April 1, 191 J
J. F. Tllson. Marshall, N. C.R. F. D.
No. 1 Term expires April 3, 1913.
C J. Ebbs, Marahall, N. C. Term
expires April 21, 1913.
J. W. Nelson. Marshall, N. Term
expiree April 2S, 1913. ' .
Roy L. Gndger,' Marshall N. C.
Term expiree May 3, 1913. x"
- Geo. M. Prltcbard. Marshall, N. C.
, Term expire May 25, 1918.
Dudley Cblpley. Marshall, . N. C.
Term expires July 29, 1913.
W". J. Connor, Mars Hill, N. C. Term
spiro November 27, 1913.
. George W. Gahagan Post, No. tt
G. A. R. V- . " -
8. M. Davis, Commander. .
t. H.iBallsrd, Adjutant.
irf t st tb Court House Bstarday
ewfore the second Sundsy la eask
month nt 11 A. U.
THCftK WILL ALSO BE AN IN
STITUTE FOR THE WOMEN AT
PARTIES GO OUT TO LECTURE
Matters of Importance to the Farmers
and Their Wive Mattere of Home
aa Well as Those Pertaining to the
Raleigh. There are to be many
Farmers' Institute In North Carolina
thla year and some c these are to
begin this month, three parties tc
take the Held. There will be Wo
men's Institutes at the meetings as
well, and these are of great import
ance, perhaps more so than the Insti
tutes for the men. At these meetings
for the women subjects are discussed
pertaining to the health of the fam
ily, foods, cooking, sanitation,, and
so on, subjects of as large, or of
more Importance than field crops and
such matters as are discussed at the
In order to get the best results at
each meeting the co-operation of the
people Is needed and the progressive
people of each place visited should
give aid to the 1 meetings. There
should be a large attendance at all
Concerning some of the features of
the meetings, In addition to the ad
dresses and lectures to be given . by
specialists, Mr. T. B. Parker, the
Director of Institutes for the North
Carolina Department of Agriculture,
make the .following announcements:
. "A prize of $1.00 will be given for
the best exhibit of, five ears of corn,
provided they are meritorious and
ahow points of excellence. Otherwise
no premium will be given. Also a
premium of f 1.00 for the best loaf of
bread exhibited by a woman or girl
living on a farm, the following con
dition to be observed: - In making
the bread, bought or home-made yeast
may be used, but bread made by the
"salt rising" process will . not be
awarded a prize, nor will .bread scor
ing less than 75 point out of a pos
sible 100 points for a perfect bread,
be given a prise."
To Have Up-to-Date Poultry 8how.
As the result of movement in
augurated a few daya ago with that
end in view, a live- up-to-date poul
try ahow for Statesvllle Is ' assured.
The movement was launched at a
meeting In the Commercial Club
rooms and the plans were completed
at a similar meeting., Feb. 26th has
been decided on as the date ,'or the
event and the purpose is to hold it
In a big vacant store room on one of
the principal streets of the town. So
licitors are now at work securing
fund to finance the enterprise, and
the list of those who are to become
members of the poultry association Is
being largely signed.
Not Having Anticipated Effect.
-According to the information re
ceived here the recent announcement
of Robert H. Reynolds as candidate
for Congress In the tenth district to
succeed Congressman J. M. Gudger,
Jr., is not having the effect upon some
of the other pissible candidate which
some anticipated. It was the cal -
culation of some political leaders that
a soon as Mr. Reynolds' made bis
announcement nearly every county In
the district would put forth a candi
date. There are at leaat indications
that the candidates in two of - the
counties will' not do this.
Commission .and Officials .Confer.'
The Corporation Commission and
Superintendent W. H. Newell, of the
Atlantic Coast . Line, have Just had
another conference with a view to
settling the question Of a new pas
senger station at a new location for
Tarboro. ' The citizens are - fighting
not only for a more adequate station
but also for a new nd less danger
pus location, the complaint being
that 'numbers of dangerous side
track have to be crossed to get to
the present Inadequate statloa. '
Ordinance I Unconstitutional. ,
Judge -N. L. Eure held that Greens
boro's "hog-pen ordinance'" is un
constitutional and that a man may
not be- prevented from keeping a hog
or bog-pen In the city unless it Is
proved in a case against htm that
the particular pen, or "the locus In
quo," Is Itself a nuisance. This was
the ruling of the court in holding
in the case of state and city against
R. F. Rice of Goose Grease liniment
fame, with the defendant IB a motion
to quash an indictment against him
for violation of the ordinance.
I. Charged With Embezzlement
One of the biggest sensations was
sprung at High Point, especially la
business circles, when v It was learned
that Mr. - Frank Wineskle, secretary
and manager of the Standard Mirror
Company of this city, had been placed
under arrest by Deputy Sheriff
Weatherly for alleged embezzlement.
The charge Is made by President Mo
Knight of the company. The Indict
ment, was made before 'Squire Col
lins Of Greensboro. Mr. Wineskle
is charged by bis accuser of mls-app--oirtat!on
cf $30,000 In money.
ONSLOW TEACHER'S MEETING
Superintendent Tslks to Tesohers on
How to Manage Children Discuss
Many Mattera of Imprtance.
Raleigh. A special from Jackson
111 says that the Onslow Count
Teachers' Association held Its Decern'
ber meeting several days ago.
Rev. F. A. Llles, of the Baptist
ohurch, conducted the devotional ex-
erclaes, and talked briefly to the
teachers concerning the school as an
Influence In character building. The
school Is compared with the artlst'i
gallery. A likeness of the subject Is
Impressed on a sensitized plate. This
emphasizes all of the unlikely fea
tures. By the retouching process
these featurea are toned down and a
more Ideal likeness of the subject Is
obtained. The teacher takes the child
In Its original type or character, ob
serves the defective and effective
traits and retouches this type so as
to restrain the undesirable and bring
out the desirable qualities.
County Superintendent Thompson
In regard to local difficulties that
sometimes Interfere with the school
work, appealed to the teachers to rely
on personal tact and Individuality In
bringing about the settlement of such
difficulties. They arise mostly from
personal dislikes, and the solution Is
necessarily a personal one.
A round-table discussion of various
subjects was indulged In by the
teachers. The discussion was largely
of the new text-books and the re
quirements for teaching them. The
teachers generally seem well pleased
with the newly adopted list of books
North Carolina New Enterprises.
S. M. Maddox Company, of Greens
boro, to do a general retail drug
business. Authorized capital stock is
125,000, but may begin business with
$3,000 paid in, by J. R. Pitts, S. M
Maddox, Lillian L. Maddox and Leila
Pitts as incorporators. Wallace
Bros., of Carthage, Incorporated to
sell merchandise. Authorized capital
stock is $10,000, paid in $7,500. In
corporators: P. D B. C. and L. C
Wallace, all a? Carthage. The Kres-
net Company, of Concord, to conduct
a five, ten and fifteen-cent store. Cap
ital stock 1 $10,000, paid in $1,250.
The incorporator are Julius Fisher,
Luther Sappenfleld and A. F. Good
man, all of Concord. Blue Ridge San
itarium, of Hendersonville. To organ'
ize and carry on the" business of a
sanitarium for the treatment of per
sons afflicted with tuberculosis and
training of nurses. Capital stock is
$50,000, divided Into, two thousand
shares, par value of $26, with privi
lege of Increasing to $100,000. Incor
porators are Judge P. C. Walker, J
G. Schutchln, Jr.,. and Dr. John "Roy
Neal Sentenced To Two Years.
In Judge Watson's court William
Neal, the bad negro who shot Patrol
man C. B. Barbour several weeks ago
submitted to an assault with deadly
weapon and was sentenced to a term
of two years on the roads.
Neal made no defense whatever,
and his statement was , reduced to
monosyllables, He was evidently sor
ry for it and had no words in excuse,
He fired at the officer who went with
a warrant to arrest him and the
wound came near being fatal. It
struck a little high, otherwise Mr.
Barbour would have been shot In the
vital part of the side.
Important Matter To Deal With.
I The transportation committee of
tthe new chamber of commerce of
Winston, which has not yet been appointed,-
is to have an Important mat
ter to deal with Immediately upon Its
appointment There has been con
siderable discussion of the proposed
Goldsboro and Swansboro and Trent
River railroads, and also of. a propos
ed extension of the Kinston and Car
olina road, and it is the desire of the
chamber of commerce to preserve to
Kinston as far as possible the trade
of the territory through which these
roads, If built, will pass.
Craft Goes Down In 8torm.
A wireless from Capk John W.
Harper, master and owner o,f the har
bor steamer Madeline, of Wilmington,
states that the craft, while en route
from Wilmington to New Bern, en
countered the coastal storm off Cape
Lookout and went down.
Offer $200 Reward for Upton.
, . Governor Kltchln announces a re
ward of $200 for Jss Upton,- who Is
wanted in Swain county, for a dou
ble murder- on Christmas Day, when
he shot George Brrndle and his son,
Manly Brendle, and fled to Georgia.
There had been M old grudge be
tween Upton and B-endle and Christ
mas Day Brendle mit Upton and sug
gested that they be friend again.
Wherenoon. UDton fired unon Bren
dle, killing him, and then fired two
shots Into, Manly Brendle, resultlny
In the latters death. ,
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Thirty-Three Month In Sentence.
.Thirty-three months In sentences
went to the Zebulon retailer ' , who
were submitted without trial James
Staton excepted, and Judge Bragaw
imposed these Judgments. These were
the. result of a raid of the Raleigh
Detective Agency, which - went Into
the young town and broke" up a flour
ishing business. Four of the. men, Lee
Anderson, Bossle Hopkins, Paul Craig
and William H. Smith, were give
the uniform sentence of six months
Station contested bis case and wtft
given nine month.
WIPED OFFTHE SEA
EVEN TURKISH SHIP8 ARE 8UNK
BY THE DEADLY FIRE OF
THE ITALIAN FLEET.
TURKS MADE POOR FIGHT
Large Number of Ottoman Seamen
Were Killed and Drowned in -the
Rome, Italy. Seven Turkish gun
boat were sunk and largo numbers
of Turkish tars were drowned or kill
ed in the first important naval en
gagement of the Turco-lta'lian war
on January 7, according to au official
account given out here.
The battle waa fought out on the
Red Sea. The Turks were preparing
to convoy a military ixpedition which
was to cross Egypt and Join the Tur
kish forces In T.ipoli.
The number of Turkish sailors who
were drowned was not given out. Af
ter the Italian ships had battered the
Turkish war vessels ' with broadsides
of shells and projectiles the Turk tars
swarmed Into the sea. Great numbers
of them were picked up by small
craft from the Italian gunboats.
"A Turkish yacht in convoy was not
fired upon. She Is being sent to
The Italian warships which took the
principal part in the battle were the
cruiser Piemonte and the destroyers
Garibaidino and Artigliere. The commander-in-chief
had received orders
to destroy or capture the Turkish
gunboats, as advices had been receiv
ed that they were transporting Turk
ish troops destined to reinforce the
Turkish army In Cyrenalca by way of
As soon as the Italian warships
Piemonte, Garibaidino and Artlgliere
encountered the- Turkish gunboats, a
short distance out of the Bay of Kun-
Ada, they sent shots across their
bows and called on them to surren
The Turkish vessels gave no sign
of compliance. The Italians Immedi
ately opened a terrific fire, throwing
in a hall of shell from their broad
sides. The Turkish gunner. replied feebly.
but did net succeed tti striking the
All seven of the Turkish boats were
soon on fire and In a few minutes be
gan to sink. .
Boats were lowered from the Ital
ian warshJpB, which picked up many
Turkish seamen, but a large number
London. Jhe Turkish vessels de
stroyed by Italian warships were
those which took refuge at Suez sev
eral weeks ago, according to a dis
patch from a news agency In Rome.
As a result of protests by Italy, the
dispatch adds, the Egyptian authori
ties disarmed the vessels and the
Turkish commander subsequently ob
tained permission to lea,ve. While de
parting the flotilla was overtaken by
the Italian warships and sunk.
Veterans of Blue and Gray to Meet
Washington. The movement for a
fitting celebration In 1913 of the fif
tieth anniversary of the battle of Get
tysburg took definite form when the
Pennsylvania 'commission, having the
matter in charge, appeared before the
Joint congressional committee and
made public Its plans.
It is proposed to have the celebra
tion extended over the first four days
of July, and the most important fea
ture will be' the laying of the corner
stone of- a great peace memorial to be
erected by the nation at the entrance
to im" battlefield. - -' .
The plan contemplates the construc
tion ou the Emmitsburg turnpike of
a stately memorial signifying unity
and peace, taking the form of an arch
or gateway, to be surmounted by a
heroic statue of Abraham Lincoln.
Veterans from the Civil war are ex
pected to attend from all over the
country. South, as well as North, at
the expense of the several states, and
three states have already taken ac
tion with thla end in view. . I
Morse Goea to Hot Springs.
Washington. Charles W. Morse,
the New York banker, was ordered
transferred from Fort McPherson.
Ga., to the army general hospital, at
Hot Springs, Ark. Presld-nt Taftand
Attorney General Wlckersham decid
ed upon the transfer, believing spe
cial medical treatment was necessary.
Because of his physical condition,
Morse recently was transferred to
Fort McPherson from the Atlanta
penitentiary, where he waa serving
fifteen years tor violation of the Dans-
Ing laws." ; -
First Roosevelt Buttons.
. Atlanta. The ' presidential race Is
officially on In Atlanta. The inevita
ble candidate' button has .appeared
upon the street "Welcome Back
Teddy!" loudly "proclaims the little
button, and, though it ia the first
and only one yet seen In Atlanta, tt
attraoted much attention, "Theodore
Roosevelt' familiar Una of shining
teeth Is the first thing which catches
one's eye, then tbe remainder ot the
faraillRr feature dawn upon onf, ev
ery line of tbe smiling featvrea a-
JACKSON DAY BANQUET
JACKSON DAY BANQUET IN
WASHINGTON ATTENDED BY
LEADERS OF DEMOCRATS.
No Sectionalism, No Dissension, No
Anything But Predictions ot a
Washington. Democratic leaders
at the Jackson day dinner here, urged
eir followers to stop fighting each
uJier and assail the common enemy,
the Republican party, with a united
front Gov. Woodrow Wilsou of New
Jersey, Speaker Champ Clark, Wil
liam J. Bryan,. William R. Hearst, Jo
seph W. Folk and other Democratic
chieftains, who have differed In the
past, Joined In a unanimous plea for
harmony for 1912, and predicted po
litical victory would follow.
It was a tumultuous dinner in which
prospective candidates for the presi
dential nomination shared honors.
Governor Wilson was given a tremen
dous ovation. When he said It was
the duty of Democrats in consider
ing the trusts to "hit the head that
we see, and see that our shlllalehs are
of good hickory," the banqueters al
most raised the roof. '
When William R. Hearst declared
that he would use every "source and
resource" in his power to bring about
Democratic victory and characteriz
ed Theodore Roosevelt as a "barle-
In of politics," there was another
jipioslve outburst - ,
But when Champ Clark, speaker of
the house, called attention to the har
monious action of the Democratic ma
jority in" the lower house of congress,
and set It up as an example for the
party to follow, the climax was reach
ed. Mr. Bryan, who followed many
other speakers, predicted a revolution
of political action in November.
NAVAL STORES TRUST SUED
United States Files Suit In Macon,
Ga., to Dissolve American Concern.
Macon. Ga. A suit brought by the
rtnited states eovernment to dissolve
the so-called Naval Stores trust, of
which tbe Savannah Naval Stores
company is alleged to be the parent
and controlling concern, was filed in
the Federal court here by Assistant
United States District Attorney Alex.
The -action Is brought under tbe
Sherman law, and Is directed against
the following companies: The Ameri
can Naval Stores company, organized
under the law of West Virginia; the
American Naval Stores company, or
ganized under the laws of the state of
New York, with principal orncea in
New York city; the National Trans
nnrrntinn and Terminal company, or
ganized under the law of New Jer
sey, with head offices in Jacksonville,
Fla.; the National Transportation ana
Terminal company, organized under
the laws of New York, with bead of
flnes in New York city; the Peninsu
lar Naval Stores company, organized
under the laws of Florida, with head
offices ia Jacksonville; the Union
Naval Stores company, organized un
der the laws of West Virginia, with
headquarters in New York city.
V School Girl Kill a Man.
Atlanta. Defending v herself and
mother from the attack of a boarder
in their home, 350 Eraser street, Miss
Kate Moore', 15 year old, shot and
killed W. L. Bankston, as he threat
ened her with a heavy oak chair; af
ter the Bhooting she took to her heels
and ran to her mother and two young
sisters, who were watting some doors
above. The two younger girl were
almost without clbthlng and had been
drtvin from their beds when Bank
ston commenced his disorder. ,; ,
Macon Agent Confesses Robbery. v
Macon, Ga. Following four hours
of sweat box examination at the hands
of Central ot Georgia Special Officer
Poole and Sheriff Hicks ot Bibb coun
ty, P. H. Smith, the "railroad ticket
agent who was found bound and gag
ged In his office, saying two men had
robbed him, broke down and confus
ed, that he had taken the money. He
at once led them to a store room in
the union depot above the ticket of
Pee and produced $1,300 In bills, most
ly wrapped In bundles.
WILL MEET IN BALTIMORE
Democratic National Convention Will
Nam Candidal on
Washington. The Democratic na
tional committee completed ita work
here with the selection of Baltimore
as the convention city. Juue 23 was
fixed as the date ot the national gath
ering, when candidates for president
and vice president will be selected.
Tbe Republican national convention
is to be held in Chicago June 18.
The Democrats adopted a "permis
sive" primary resolution in connec
tion with the call for delegates, and
such states as have lawa on the sub
ject, or desire to do so, can select
their representatives In tbe national
convention by direct vote. There are
1,074 delegates to be chosen. Harmo
ny marked the sitting of the com
mittee, which was given over almost
entirely to the arguments of repre
sentatives of the various cltieB bid
ding for the convention. William Jen
nings Bryan did not attend.
There was a brief controversy over
the proposed recognition of the Pro
gressive League clubs, an organiza
tion said to have grown out of tbe
independence League movement start
ed by William Randolph Hearst
National Chairman Norman E. Mack
was named to head the subcommittee
on arrangements for the convention.
Vice .Chairman Hall ot Nebraska and
Secretary Uray Woodson of Kentucky
will be exofflclo members of this sub
committee, and there will be seven
additional members to be named la
ter by Mr. Mack.
$6,000,000 FIRE IN N. Y. CITY
EquHable Life Assurance Society
New York. Flames destroyed the
great granite and marble nine-story
building ot the Equitable Life Assur
ance society at 120 Broadway, the
borne of the Mercantile Trust com
pany, the Equitable Trust company,
the banking bouse of Kountze Broth
ers, the Mercantile Safe Deposit com
pany and the Harriman lines.
. Four men are known to be dead
and five hurt. Several persons are
The flames got their start in tbe
very basement of tbe great building.
In a store room ot the Cafe Savarin
a tiny blaze cracked and spurted, un
heeded, until It worked its way to
the elevator shaft Then gusts of air
took the growing flame, hurled It up
ward, and In the flash of an eye the
upper floors of one ot the pioneer
metropolitan skyscrapers were in
French Cabinet Resigns.
'Paris. The Calllaux cabinet fell
when every member unexpectedly re
signed. It was generally believed the
ministry would be overthrown by the
deputies within a few days, in view
of the crisis precipitated. The resig
nation of the foregn minister, Justin
De Selves, occurred when he declin
ed to back up tbe premier in hia
statement regarding recent negotia
tions between' Germany and France,
resulted In Immediate dissensions in
Death Sentence Given Preacher.
Boston. Clarence V. T. Rlcheson,
formerly pastor of the exclusive Im
raanuel Baptist church of Cambridge,
bowed his head ia superior court and
confessed that he murdered Avis Ltn
nell music student, and immediately
was sentenced to electrocution during
the week of May 19. Rlcheson' for
mal pleading to the first degree mur
der charge of guilt, by which he ac
knowledged he sent cyanide of potas
sium to the pretty musio student. In
the guise ot a drug. ;
Rail Commission Gets More Power.
Washington. The grip of the Inter
state commerce commission over the
commerce ot the country was tighten,
ed through a series of decisions by
the Supreme court The paramount
authority of the commission in rea
sonable rate-making was upheld. The
tlel dtouchding the acceptance ot all
goods for interstate shipment was
marked forever as Federal terrltoty
and states were warned to keep off.
The supremacy over state laws of
he Federal "hours of service is"
TEXAS PEOPLE FLEE
SPINAL MENINGITIS PLAGUE IB
CAUSING EXODUS FROM CIT
IES IN LONE STAR STATE.
CITIES ARE QUARANTINED
State Health Board Asks Help of New
York Board to Combat
Austin, Texas. About fiftz families
mostly women and children seek
ing a temporary residence free from
cerebro spinal meningitis, arrived
here from north Texas point. A
large number of families Is said to
have passd through en route to San
Antonio, where the disease has not
Dallas, Texas. The state board of
heatlh decided to try to secure for
distribution throughout Texaa a, sup
ply of the New York board of health
meningitis serum. It urged county
attorneys to prosecute tbe practicing
of alleged healing ot meningitis by
unauthorized person and also to
prosecute delay In reporting or diag
nosing meningitis by regular physi
cians. Tbe disease was declared to
be most prevalent among negroes.
Dr. Abraham Sonhlan, tbe New
York meningltla expert, received
word that his mother is dying In New
York. He said he would remain ia
Texas to help combat meningitis.
Twelve new cases' In Dallas and
five deaths have been reported to the
city board ot health. All these death
were of white persons. Three ot the
new cases were negroes.
At Hlllsboro, Texas, the city coun
cil requested churches to discontinue
services temporarily because of the
fear of spinal meningitis. Waco phy
sicians recommended to the city
board of health temporary discontinu
ance of church services, public fun
erals and the closing of moving pic
ture shows. Hewitt, McLennon coun
ty, was reported to have quarantined
The closing ot public school at
Marshall, Texas, near the Louisiana
line, was recommended by official of
that city and physicians there because
one case of meningitis had appeared
at Marshall. The schools will close. '
Long View, Texas. The city board
of health announced a rigid quaran
tine against Dallas, Waco, and other
places where meningitis is prevalent
Health officers will be placed oa all
trains to enforce the quarantine.
Shreveport La. Despite strenuous
protests of Mayor Eastham, the local
board of health has abolished the
quarantine that the mayor establish
ed against Dallas, Waco and other
points In north and east Texas, Infect
ed with cerebro spinal meningitis,
and also refused to request tbe state
board to put on a statewide embargo
ANDREW CARNEGIE BOASTS
Carnegia Gloats Over Having Got
Ahead of John D. Rockefeller.
Washington. "It does my heart
good to think that I got ahead of
John D. Rockefeller, my fellow mil-
lionatre, in that Lake Superior or
deal." Andrew Carnegie, former ruler
of the steel Industry of the United
States, gloated thus In testifying be
fore the house committee ot inquiry '
In the United States Steel Corpora
tion. Mr. Carnegie had just told th
committee about his deal with Mr.
Rockefeller, whereby he obtained eon
trol of Mr. Rocekefeller's Iroa or .
holdings In the Cake Superior region
at a rate ot fifteen cents a ton, hold
ings which when turned Into the steel
corporation later, formed a large part
of tbe assets valued at $700,000,000,
000. Mr. Carnegie laughed like a school,
boy, as he referred to tbe business,
triumph he had achieved over bis "fel
low millionaire." Throughout the In
quiry Mr. Carnegie declared he had
come to tell all he knew, but he was
unable to supply many facts which
tbe committee desired, stating that
he had never paid any attention to
the books of the Carnegie company
before its absorption by the teel cor
poratlon. . . ',..... .
Gentry Heada Cumberland Co.
Atlanta. Col W. T. Gentry, preaf.
dent of the Southern Bell Telephone
company, will be elected president ot
the Cumberland Telephone and Tel,
graph company at a meeting which
is to be held in Louisville, Ky., early
In February. Thi confirm the re
cent Associated Press dispatches from
New: York, and means that Colonel
Gentry will' be the chief officer of that
part ot the Bell system east of the
Mississippi and south of the Ohio
rivers. The same officials will b
elected by both companies.
Crussde t KIM Tipping.
Charlotte, N. C. After launching
an anti-tlpping crusade the Southern
Hotel Men's association adjourned
here after electing officers. The ho
tel men will Issue an appeal to the
traveling public In the South to help'
abolish the tipping system. To prove,
their sincerity In the crusade a com
mittee of three was named to meet
In tbe near future In Atlanta and
attempt to" enlist all hotel or r.' a
tlons in the South in the t i
through amalgamation with t' e : -elation.