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MARSHALL, MADISON COUNTY, N. C, FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 1912.
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Established by tli Legislature Im
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County Boat. Marshall
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Now and modern Jail ooot $18,000.00.
Now and modern County Homo, coot
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lion. Jas. I Hyatt. Senalor," 13
District, Burnavlllo, N. C.
Hon. J. C. Ramiey, Repreientatlro.
Marshall, N. C. -
W. H. Hnderson, Clehk 8merloi
Court, Maraball, N. C.
W. 1L Bucknar, . Sheriff, Maraball.
N.C. . , ' '
James Smart, Register ot Deeds,
Marshall, N. C. .
C. F. Runnlon. Treaiuror, Marshall.
N. C, R. F. D. No. t
R. Li. Tweed. Surveyor, Whit Rock,
Dr. J. HJaBalrd, Coroner. Mar Hill.
Mr. Ellia Henderson, Jailor, Mar
shall, N. C.
John Honeycutt Janitor, Marshall.
Dr. C. N. Sprinkle, County Physician,
Marshall. N. C. .
James Haynlo. Supt County Homo,
Marshall, N. C.
Homo located about two miles south
west of Marshall.
and Civil, First Monday b
for First Monday In March. Com
mencing rb. 16th, 1012. N
Civil Hth, Monday alter First Mon
day In March, commence May 20,
.1911. ' ,
Criminal and Civil, First Monday
. after First Monday In Sept. Com
men cps Sept. th. 1912.
Civil 6th Monday after First Mon
day in September. Commenoe Octo
ber 14, 1912. .
,-. BOARDS. ...
-' County Commissioner.
Wl C. Sprinkle, Chairman, Marshall,
H. C. : . ,
C. F- Cassada. Member, Marshall,
N. C, R. F. D. No. 1.
Reubln A. Tweed, Member, Bis
Laurel. N. C. "J
C. B. Mashburn, Atty, Marshall,
" ' N. C.
Board meets first Monday In every
month. ' " ; ,
Road Commissioner. '.-'
A. 1. Bryan, Chairman, Marshall. N.
C, R. F. D. 2. . ; . :
J. A. Ramsey, Secretary, Mar Hill.
N. C R. F. D. 1. ' ' '
Sam Cos, Member, Mar Hill. N. C
B. F. D. No. 1. ' '
O. W. Wild, Big Pine, N. C.
Dudley Cblpley, . Road Engineer,
Manhall, N. C.
George M. Prltchard, Atty., Marshall,
N. C. - "'
) Board meet first Monday In Janu
ary, April, July and October each year.
Board of Education.
Jasper Ebbs, . Chairman, Spring
. Creek. N. C u- '"'"".'
Tho. J. Murray, Member, Marshall,
N. C, R. F. D. No. 1.
W. R. Sams, Marshall, N. C R. F.
D. No. I.. r ""i
Prof. ". M. C Buckner, Supt of
School, Mar Hill, N. C. R. F. D.
. No. I. ' - ' ,
Board Meet first Monday la Janu
ary, April, July and October each year.
Collage and High 8choole.
Mar Hill College, Prof. R. L. Moore,
President. Mar Hill, N. CV Fall Term
begin Augurt IT, 1911. Spring Term
begin January 1, 1912. .
Spring . Crek High School. Prof.
O. C. Brown. Principal, Spring Croek,
N. C I Mo. School opened August
;; 1. Mil.'
Prof J. M. Weatherly, Principal, Mar
shall. N. C. R- F. D. No. 1. 7 Mo
Sohool began October 1, 1911.
Bell Institute. . Mis Margaret E.
Orifflth, Principal, Walnut, N. C 8 Mo,
School began September 9. 1911.
: Uinh.n Anademv. Prof. R. O.
Anders, Principal, 'Mars'ha'il, N. CH t
Mo. School began Sept 4, 1911.
3. C. Ramsey, Marshall, N. C. Term
spire Jan. II, 1912.
A. J. Roberts. Marshall, N. C, R. F.
D. No. 6, Term expires May 30, 1912.
Jasper Ebb, Spring Creek:, N. C.
Term expires August 10, 1911.
a C. Brown, Bluff, N. C. Term ex
pire December 0, 1912.
J. A. Le.akv Raver. N. C. Term ex
pire January 10, 1913.
W. T. Davis, Hot Springs. K. C.
Term expire January 10, 1913.
J. H. Southworth, Stackhouse, N. C.
Term expire January li, 1913. -N.
W. Anderson. Paint Fork, NC.
' Term expires February (, 1913. ,
' J. H. Hunter, Marshall, N. C, R. F.
D. No. 1. Term expire April 1, 1915
J. F. Tllson, Marshall, N. C. R. F. D,
- No. 1. Term expires April 3, 1913v
C. J. Ebbs, Marshall, N. C: ' Term
expires April 21, 1913., '
J. W. Nelson, Marshall, N. C. Term
expire April 25, 1913. - j
Roy L. Qudger, Marshall, N. ' C.
. Term expires May 1, 1913.,,
Geo. M. Prltchard, Marshall, N. C.
Term expires May 25, 1913. .
Dudley Chlpley, Marshall. N. C.
Term expires July 29, 1913.
' W. 6. Connor, Mar Hill. N. C. Term
expires November 27, 1913.
Oeorge W. Oabagan Post, No. 11
O. A. R.
' 8. M, Davti, Commsnder.
.J. R Ballard, A'u'ant
f'sets at tie Court Kmjg Saturday
! ".re the ". 4 S aay la eath
'h st 11 A. U.
I IL BUILDING
III JIS STATE
REPARATIONS GOING FORWARD
AT A GOOD PACE ALL ALONG
LINES OF SURVEY.
Much enthusiasm shown
The Territory That Will B Benefited
By the Construction of the New
Goldsboro, Seven Spring and
8wansbor Railroad Lin. -
Raleigh. A special from Goldsboro
states that the prepartlons for the
building ot the Goldsboro, Seven
Springs and Swansboro Railroad are
going forward at a good pace and all
alona the line of survey, which Is
nearlng completion, unbounded en
thusiasm Is manifested of this new
line ot road, which will open up a
large and rich section ot country, and
that means much for the prosperity,
not only ot Goldsboro and Wayne
county, but of Richlands, Jackson
ville. Swansboro and Onslow county.
The unusually severe weather for
this climate has delayed the work of
unrev somewhat but the manage
ment ot the road Is very well pleased
with the progress made ana are
making preparations for the beginning
of construction work at an early date.
Mr. W. A. Robertsongeneral man
ager, with offices of the road In this
city, reports that In the work ot se
curing the right of way he finds en
thusiastic support and co-operation
all along the line and tbrpngnout wc
territory to be traversed.
He left lor Richlands, where be
will meet Mr. T. H. Prltchard, of
Swansboro, president of the road.
Theve are to decide on the station
site and attend to matter of the
rleht of way through Richland.
Mr. Robert ha received a letter
trom Mr. N. P. Young, engineer In
charge of surveying corps, in wnicn
Mr. Young says he expects to com
DleSe the survey in Richlands In an
other week, having already moved
camp to that place.
Train of Freight Car Derailed.
The Atlantic Coaat Line freight for
Wilmington wa derailed about fifty
yard north of Upper Little rivet
bridge, 7 miles eaat of Sanford. The
train consisted of twelve freight cars
caboose and engine. A car near the
engine was first to leave the track
and by the time the bridge wa reach'
ed It wa well off the tie. The en
gine crossed safely but the ten front
cars piled into the river or were
thrown down a fifteen-foot embank
ment on either side. The steel bridge,
which was about one hundred feet
long, was completely wrecked and It
will take probably several days to re
place It. ., : t
Man Killed By a Charged Wire. ;
: Without a moment's warning, Capt.
Matt R. Denmark, son of Chief of Po
lice Denmark, of Goldsboro, wa In
stantly killed while attending to his
duties as yardmaster of the Atlantic
Coast Line at that point He was 23
.years old. Young Denmark was en
gaged to be married at an early date.
He was superintending the shifting
of a boxcar loaded with coal into the
coal and wood yard of Mr. W. H. Grif
fin, adjoining the Atlantic Coast Line
yards, and-was standing on top of the
car when It passed under an electric
wire leading into the office of Mr.
Committee Holds First Meeting.
The committee appointed by Col.
Ashley Home to select the design and
superintendent the erection of the
monument to the .North Carolina Wo
men of the Confederacy, which he Is
to present to the. state, held its first
meeting in tbe office of the secretary
of state. The members of the com
mittee selected by Mr. Home are:
Col. i. A. Long, of Roxboro; MaJ. H.
A. London, of Pittsboro; Col, W- H.
S. Burgwyn, of Weldon; Hon. J. Bry
an Grimes, of Raleigh; Mrs. F. M.
Williams, of Newton, aand Mr. R. D.
W. Connor, of Raleigh.' ' , '
Blda For Steel Bridge Rejected.
The committee from ; the Rowan
and Davie boards of county commis
sioners, together with Civil Engineer
C. M. MUlsr, met in Register of Deeds
E. H. Miller's office In tbe court house
at Salisbury to. open and consider
bids for the construction, of a steel
bridge over the Yadkiir River at
South River to conWct the two coun
ties. A number of representatives of
bridge building companies met with
them. All bids were finally rejected
and the committee will hold another
meeting to further discuss the matter.
Judge Cook Shaved The Verdict
Holding that the 12,500 damage yer
diet in the trip-hammer case was ex
cessive Judge Cook In superior court
at Greensboro shaved th amount
down to 11,000 and he said, looking
toward the counsel for the plaintiff,
"If you are not satisfied With that I
will fix a price on the entire property
and ee If this matter can't be settled
m pome manner." It Is understood
that the outcome will be the offer to
Mr. Moore.-.eld to accept $1,000 from
the Macine Co. and continue the oa
erti? Of his property.
THE CENTRAL WAREHOUSE
President Alexander In Durham Per
Conference on Subject Durham .
Fair Chance to Get It.
Durham. A committee from the
Commercial Club has been appointed
to meet Dr. H. Q. Alexander, president
ot the State Farmers' Union tor a
conference .In regard to locating the
central warehouse la Durham.' Dr.
Alexander arrived her and the meet-
tngTas held In the rooms of the
club. , - ' .
"The central warehouse will be a
distributing place for fertilizer, farm
ing utensils, machinery and other ar
ticle for the us ot the farmer. This
warehouse will be under tbe direct
control ot the state farmers' uuion
and the articles will be sold to the
farmer for the very lowest price, the
middlemen's profits being eliminated.
A number ot other towns in the
state are making a bid for the ware
house, Durham being the last In the
race for the million dollar building.
Dr. Alexander Is favorably Impressed
with the easy acceslbility of Dur
ham to other parts of the state, espe
cially the farming sections, and It is
hoped that the club will be able to
get tbla warehouse located in Dur
Th Farmers' Course Close.
The special short course for the
farmers of this county which has been
In progress for three days at States
villa closed with a general question
box, Mr. T. B. Parker, the state di
rector of farmers' Institutes, answer
ing numerous questions upon the sev
eral subjects which have been under
discussion. At the same time Mrs.
W. N. Hutt was delivering a lecture
to about thirty women in another por
tion of the- court house. Tbe course
has been very successful, Mr. Parker
In closing expressing his gratification
at tb large attendance and the keen
Interest shown. Altbough the roads
are fearfully cut up as a result of
heavy rains during the past few weeks
and also that the first day was a very
rainy one, the court room has had a
good sized crowd in It listening to the
North Carolina New Enterprises.
The Racket Store . Company, ot
Dunn, with two thousand dollars of
stock paid in by Ellis Goldstein, J.
C. Bell and A. D. Wilson, all resi
dents of Dunn. The company proposei
to conduct a racket store for the sale
of dry goods and notions Boykln
Drug Company, of BalleyT Th.e "au-"
thorised capital stock Is 15,000 with
11,300 paid In by R. H. Patterson, W.
M. Boykln and J. H. Ltles. A gen
eral retail drug business will be con
ducted. The Rolln Manufactory, of
Ltncolnton, which proposes to operate
mill for the manufacture ot cotton
and woolen goods. The Incorporators
are J. A. Anthony, L. N. Rudislll, R.
Costner and others, who have sub
scribed for 112,000 of the stock. The
authorized capital stock la 150,000.
Two Were Killed In Train Wreck.
Two are dead and four more or less
Injured as a result of a collision oh
the Klnston Carolina Railroad which
occurred one mile beyond Pink Hill.
Engine No. 4 of the Rutledge Lumber
Company was coming up out of the
woods to Pink Hill and ran head-on
Into a string ot box cars attached to
engine No. 98, which was backing at
about 20 miles an hour towards How
ard's siding, two miles beyond Pink
Hill. 1 The- dead and Injured were
all on engine No. 4 and -were em
ployes of the Rutledge Lumber Com
pany. The dead are: B. F. Harper,
fireman of No. 4 ot Pink Hill; C. P.
Morton, section master of Newport.
Good Roads Campaign Is On.
Newton township's good road cam
paign Is on In full blast March 9 the
voters will say whether they want
to issue $50,000 of bonds to build
sand-clay or gravel roads In the town
ship. It is estimated that this sum
of money . will make permanent all
the leading roads as tar as the town
ship lines. Various committees are
bard at work sending out literature
and speakings have been arranged for
every part of the township. There Is
great opposition to the bond Issue
but dally, as the proposition is unfold
ed, opponents ,come out In favor of
the bonds; and advocates of the Issue
are optimistic. '
Doe Not Favor No-Fence Law.
Governor Kltchln .y reports of
hi address welcoming the State For
estry Association to Raleigh made It
appear that he declared for state-wide
no-fence law and that while he did
say that there is Imperative necessity
for taking tbe hogs out of the long
leaf pine woods and other kinds
of forests that the hojs hinder from
reproduction he does not ' favor a
State law putting on every locality
a rigid no-fence law. He believes
this is necessarily a local question
for all sections of Noith Carolina.
Meat Market lasue Dead.
By a vote or 653 to 73, a clear ma
jority of 590, Greensboro voters de
feated the Socialistic proposal to
have the city establish; maintain and
operate a municipal neat market at
which all meats, game, etc., was to
be sold to the people at actual cost
to tbe city. The voting was light and
when the factory vote bad practical
ly been registered It was rellzed
that the Issue waa deed; that Social
ism and Socialistic fancies could not
so easily gain a footrold la Oretns-
HOI m AIID
FREE SUGAR BILL
DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS ENDORSES
TWO MEASURES OF WAYS
AND MEAN8 COMMITTEE.
$60,000,000 A YEAR REVENUE
Excise Bill Propose Tax of On Par
Cent on Incomes of Over Five
Washington. The Democratic cau
cus ratitled the sugar bill and the
Income tax or excise bill presented
by Democratic Leader Underwood
with the endorsemunt of the waya
and means committee. Both bills
will now be presented to tbe house.
The excise tax so-called by the
ways and means committees. Is In ef
fect an Income tai. Tbe bill Is bo
drawn that It I expected to comply
with the Supreme court decision
against the constitutionality of an in
come tax. It effect would be to tax
everv Derson who earns more than
$3,000 a year, or In excess of 15,000
at the rate of one per cent
Th estimate of Chairman Under
wood and members of the ways and
means committee,. Is that Uie propos
ed excise tax would bring In a reve
nue of between $30,000,000 and 100,
000,000 a year. , ,
Placing sugar on the free list, the
Democratic leaden estimate will re
luce the price of sugar to thereon
lumar about 1 1-2 cents a pound.
The secret that members ot the
ways and means committee had been
to closely guarding for several days
was the provision to extend the cor
poration tax. In the caucus that bill
was not seriously opposed."
The free sugar bill, however, was
bitterly assailed by representatives
trom Louisiana, the cane sugar state,
and representatives from sugar beet
growing states, who were absolved
fmm th bond of the caucus. No
roll call on the ratification of the
bills was demanded.
MILLION MINERS ON STRIKE
All Coal Mlnea In England Are Clo
d by th Strlk. ,
London. Upwards of three quar
ters of a million coal miners laid
lown their toolsiand went out on
itrlker; ' "
Meetings were held by the s Coal
Minora' Federation and the Coal Own
ers' Association, but they apparently
anly resulted In a reiteration ot the
refusal of the participants to budge
from their respective positions.
Further meetings are announced,
but little Is expected to result rrom
them and as a consequence the cabi
net completed arrangements to hurry
legislation which may prove neces
sary In order to compel a resumption
A number of meetings ot railroad
employees passed resolutions piedg
in thnmaeivea tn abstain from haul
Ing troop trains and coal produced
Mr. Asquith Is said to have given
n Bi.anrRnc.fi to the miners' aeie
gates that means would be tound to
compel the minority of the coal, own
ers tn fall Into line with the majority
on the question of the concession of
a minimum wage,
it la stated with some show of au
thority that there is a prospect ot a
break in the deadlock between tne
vtai nwnera and the miners. Premier
Asquith has submitted a new propos
al to the miners, who, it is asserted,
h.v nnw signified their willingness
to negotiate on the question of safe
guards which the owners demand as
a corollary to the establisnment oi a
nivnn Leads Roosevelt Forces.
New York. The Roosevelt cam-
noiim eaaumed definite form with the
appointment of the men who are Jkfl
assume active management, senator
nixnn- of Montana Is to be the man
at helm. ' His official title Is chair
man of the executive committee. Mr.
rHTnna first official act was to give
out a statement attacking President
Taft The appointments were an
nounced after conference between
Colonel Roosevelt and leading sup
Tunic r.anal Zone from Colombia.
w.Bhlnzton. The senate adopted a
resolution calling on President Taft
to submit to it all the correspond
ence with, Colombia dealing with the
acquisition ot the Panama canal zone
by the United States. Tne respiu
tinn wa soffered by Senator Hitch
cock, who urged Ha adoption In a
speech In which he charged former
President Roosevelt, with participa
tion in a conspiracy to foment the
revolution by which Panama was lost
to Colombia and the canal zone be
came the property of this country.
' Suffragettes Ston London.
" London. eeanse the coal -miners
had been able to gain government
recognition of their grievance by
threatening .the busines of the coun
try, the uffragette also entered
upon a policy of menace to trade. It
wa a window-breaking expedition
solely. Hundreds of windows in many
of the most famous shops ot the
world and In several government of
fices and clubs were wrecked by the
suffragettes. ' One hundred and fif
teen women were taken to police sta
tions by police,
MAY DELAY CONVENHON
SENATOR BACON OF GEORGIA
8AYS DEMOCRATS SHOULD DE
LAY BALTIMORE MEETING.
MACK DOES NOT AGREE
Entrance of Roosevelt Causes Demo
cratic Leaders to Consider Post
poning Their Convention.
Washington. Senator Bacon of
Georgia, one of the Democratic lead
ers In the senate, declared In favor
ot postponing the Democratic conven
tion In Baltimore, which has been
called tor June 25, until a later date,
because, as now arranged, It would
be held only a week after the Re
publican convention in Chicago.
"The entrance of Mr. Roosevelt to
the contest for the Republican nomi
nation for the presidency," aatd Sen
ator Bacon, "has so complicated
things that I think the Democratic
national committee should take steps
to postpone the time for holding the
Democratic convention. . ' ,
"The Republican convention Is call
ed for June lb, and the Democratic
convention Junpe 23, just a week la
ter. At best there cannot be more
than three days between the adjourn
men-of the -ftepablioafi cevetttlof
and the meeting of the Democratic
convention. Who knows that there
will not be such a conflict of views
as to the platform and aspirations
of candidate as to prolong the Re
publican convention beyond the time
of the meeting of the Democratic
convention? In tnat event the Dem
ocrats would be in bo position to give
proper consideration of this situation,
and I think the meeting of our con
vention should be deferred tor two
or three weeks beyond the date now
fixed, to insure such an opportunity,
tn case It Is presented."
New York. "This is the first I
have heard ot such a suggestion, and
as yet I don't jjee any need of a
postponement," said Norman E.
Mack, chairman of the Democratic
national committee, when his atten
tion was called to Senator Bacon's
declaration in favor ot a later date
for the Democratic national conven
tion. MOB ATTACKS AMERICANS
Tourists Not Spared In Trolley Riots
at Kingston, Jamaica.
Kingston, Jamaica. Americans
were not spared In the rioting which
has been going on here in connec
tion with the street railway trouble,
a party ot Americans driving In an
automobile were attacked by a mob,
and- one of them wa seriously In
jured. The party Included Capt and
Mrs. Fritz du Juesne of New York
and Mr. and Mrs. Wortley of Brook
lyn. A group of men attacked their
automobile with bricks " and stones.
Kingston was given over ' to mob
rule, and as a result ot collisions be
tween the police and the populace
two 'men were killed and more than
thirty Injured, some ot tbem severely.
The governor. In an Interview, said
the car company was trying to get
out of an honorable ' undertaking In
the absence ot legal demand ,
Order Jury to Pray.
Fort Worth, Texa. "Get down on
your knee and pray to Almighty God
for whom wisdom in reaching a yer
diet, but send me no more communi
cations." Such was the message sent
the jury in- the case of J. B Sneed,
after Judge Swayne had been inform
ed by a court attendant that the Jury
wished to come Into court and report
finally their disagreement When the
jurors received his message they re
plied that he could not stop tbem
from writing to Judge Swayne. They
are voting 7 to 1.
Chines War on Dutch.
r. Frrnclsoo. r.:nese touWipe:
have been ordered to Java under in
structions to begin a bombardment
ot Batavla, It tbe Dutch government
doe not pay an Indemnity demanded
for the killing of Chinese said to
have been attacked by Dutch soldiers.
In an ultimatum sent to th Dutch
aovernment Provisional President
Sun Yat Sen stated that an attack
on Java would be begun by the war
ships of hi country It the Indemnity
were not paid within a week.
SLAVERY IN LAWRENCE MILLS
Presldet Taft Orders Attorney Gen
eral Wickereham to Mak
Washington. The Lawrence mill
strike occunled the attention ot both
houses of congress, President Taft
and Attorney General Wlckersnam.
Two resolutions directing an lnveati
gatlon of conditions by Federal au
thorities were Introduced, but no ac
tion was taken upon tbem.
President Taft. however, at the re
quest of Representative Berger, ask
ed Attorney General Wtckersham to
ascertain if any Federal laws had
been violated by local authorities,
who prevented the removal of chil
dren from the strike-ridden district
Both houses of congress rang with
speeches. Senator Poindexter of
Washington, just back from a visit to
Lawrence, Introduced a resolution di
recting an Inquiry by the United
States commissioner ot labor.
Senator Lodge objected to any In
terference with the affairs of his state
in which he was supported by Sen
ators Bailey, Williams, Overman and
Senator Bailey quoted Senator Till
man as saying the Lawrence strike
had revealed conditions In Massachu
setts similar to those in the slave
'They have substituted white slav
ery for black slavery," shouted Sen
'The condition is no worse than
under the Democratic tariff," retorted
The questions aroused the Ire of
Senator Gallinger, and he- replied
with some asperity that the Influence
of the tariff on Industrial conditions
would be discussed in due time.
POSTAL EXPRESS IS URGED
Bill for Federal Ownership of All Ex-
:r pre Companies.
Washington. Senator Gardner of
Maine Introduced a bill under which
the government would take over the
properties ot tbe express companies
and operate them as a part of the
postal service, extending the service
to the rural delivery. .
The measure Indicate the probable
cost ot taking .over the properties a
fololws: Real property $14,930,169,
equipment $7,381,405, materials and
supplies $138,210, advance ptyments
on contract $5,836,666 and franchises
and good will, etc.. $10,877,369, a to
tal ot $39..165,819.
While the balance sheets of the
companies show other assets ot near
ly $150,000000, Senator Gardner urg
ed that these are not devoted to ex
press service and that this property
might be retained by the corporations
without Impairing its value.
It is proposed by the authors ot
the bill for the establishment ot the
postal express," Including members
of both branches of congress, that
rates charged for express service un
der the government shall be based
upon weight and length of haul rath
er than upon the system In effect tor
the carrying of mall. The power to
fix rate would rest with the postof-
flee department, subject to appeal to
tho interstate commerce commission,
Arkansas Tornado Killed Ten.
Little rock, Ara. uetatus or . a
double tornado which devastated por
tlons of Lincoln, Jefferson and Ar
kansas .counties, particularly the lat
ter two, place the list of dead at ten,
with at least 25 persons seriously in
jured. In addition, the storms caused
property loss that, a yet can- only
be approximately estimated. Hand
some homes.' plantation ' equipment
and pumping stations caught in the
path ot tbe storm were reduced to
wreckage and strewn along In the
wake of the storm for mile. .
Prepaid Shipments to Csase.
Wshinaton. "Demand tor trans
portatlon charges on prepaid ship
ments must cease. The complaint ot
this practice ot express companies is
universal, and a remedy for It must
be found." . This ultimatum was laid
down by Commissioner Lane to the
express companies after the rsump
tlon of the Investigation of the in
terstate commerce commlssslon Into
the rates of the companies. "We must
Jnd some method, of ascertaining the
proper rate and liow properly to col
lect It," said Commissioner Lane.
TO SOUTH All
SECRETARY TALKS AT PANAMA
OF BENEFICENCE OF MONROE
CLOSER RELATIONS URGED
Secretary Knox Declares That th
Unitsd States Want No Terri
tory to th South.
Panama. Secretary of State P. C.
Knox made In Panama the first of
his public addresses on his trip to
tbe capitals of Central America and
northern South Xmerlca and the
West Indies. ,
This speech, while delivered before
the acting president of Panama, 8e
nor R. Rodsolfo Cblaria, was In re
ality addressed to all tbe countries
he will visit and Included an expla
nation ot tbe attitude of the United
State towards South and Central
Mr. Knox aald the president be
lieved the early completion ot the
canal should mark tbe beginning of '
closer relations between the United
States and all Latin-America: that
the purpose of tbe United States to
wards all the American republics wa
to live In amity and essential harmo
ny; and that the United States deeir
ed more peace, more prosperity, more
happiness and more security In their
He declared that the United States
craved neither sovereignty nor terri
tory In Latin-America. ,
SUSPENDS LOW RATE RULING
Commerce Court Annul Order of In
terstate Commerce Commission.
Washington, An order of the Inter
state commerce commission reducing
certain class freight rates from New
Orleans to Montgomery, Selma and
.Mobile, Ala., and to Pensacola, Fla,
was annulled by decision of the com
merce court ,
Tbe decision, handed down ' by
Judge Archbald, Is certain to add con
siderable fuel to the controversy al
ready acute between the Interstate
commerce' commission and the com-;
The court declares that congress
never Intended to clothe the commls
sion with the wide authority it ha
It is asserted the court could dis
cover nothlne In the record In sup
port ot the conclusion of the com
mission or to justify the reduction
In rates that It ordered.
TAFT TO TAKE THE STUMP
President Announces. He Wll Begin a
Washington. President Taft will
soon start a vigorous speech-making
campaign to explain his position on
current questions and further his can
didacy for renomlnatlon, : , ; i
Before the Republican national con
vention meets In June, the president
will spend many days on the road,
and is expected to deliver scores of
speeches. He will travel as far west
as Chicago, as far north a New
Hampshire and south at least as far
as Georgia. Other engagement may
be made In the next few weeka. The
president's political advisers believ
he is their best orator.
Madero to Stop Revolution,
El Paso, Texas. A brief outline of
the general . situation - in Mexico Is
contained in the following telegram
from President Madero: "President'
Palace, City of Mexico. 'It must be
understood by every, one I have not
the slightest intention - ot resigning
the presidency. The government is or
ganizing many forces of volunteer
under experienced military leaders
who will take command In the zone
of disturbances and make more rapid
and effective their , pacification. -"'FRANCISCO,
; Strike Children Go to Congress. .
Lawrence, Mass. Arrangements
tor sending a party of textile strife
era, including children, to Washing
ton, to appear before a congressional
committee, as suggested by Congress
man Victor Berger, were completed.
More than fifty men, women and
children, representing each of the
eighteen : nationalities among . the
strikers, will make the trip. Tbe chil
dren selected are themselves mill
workers on strike. In some Instances
they bear scars from Injuries sus
tained while at work. :
Taft Kind to Confederate Veteran.
Washington. Though Confederal
veterans generaly are excluded from
government hospitals, President Tr "t
made an exception of Captain J. V.
Myers of Jacksonville, Fla., e ! c
dered that he be admitted to ti e t,
and navy general hospital st
Springs, Ark. Senator In
formed the president f t
Myers was crippled, v. ' i s
and unable to obt.Vn r
but at Hot f ;!!: v
been prevented f.
of the treise.