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COLUMBUS, POLK COUNTY, N. C THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 1909.
Stiff (MINGS Of NORTH STATE NEWS
flews of Interest Gleaned From All Sections of the State and
Arranged for Busy Readers
Taylorsville Train Wrecked.
Statesville, Special. The mixed
passenger and freight train from
Tavlorsville, which is due in States
ville at 10:10 o'clock was wrecked
Thursday morning at a point about
one and a half miles south of Hid
enite. Two loaded box cars, the bag
gage and mail car and the second
class passenger coach left the track
and were badly damaged, but no one
was hurt. The locomotive broke loose
from the derailed cars and remained
on the track uninjured, and the first
class passenger coach, which was at
the rear of the train, did not leave
the rails. As soon as the extent o
Cloers' Victims Increase.
Statesville, Special. Additional
charges against the Cloer brothers
Rohert and Joe Cloer, the noted
check flashers who are in jail here
awaiting trial, continue to pile up and
it is probable that the number of
their victims will never be known.
There are probably many victims wno
know that the Cloers are now in.iail,
but they don't care to let it be known
that' they cashed bogus cheeks be
cause the telling will not bring
back their money, and few of us are
anxious to let it be known that we
have been taken in or worked by a
sharper. This is preliminary to say
ing that Mr. R. F. Burton, cashier
CONVENTION OF LAUNDRYMEN
CONGRESS IN EXTRA SESSION
oi a bank at Manon, was shown a
the damage was learned the loco- photograph of Robert Cloer the one
motive proceeded to Stony Point wno operate! most extensively we
station, where an empty box car was other day and recognized him as the
secured. Chairs were placed in the man who passed a forged check on
car and it was taken to the scene of the Marion bank. This is the first
, the wreck. Captain Rowland quickly case to turn up from the Marion sec
transferred the passengers to the box tion.
car "a side door Pullman" and
the engine and car came on to .States- Pitt County Teachers,
ville, arriving here on schedule time. Greenville, Special-. Pitt county
The train which arrived here from has a teachers' association that ranks
Charlotte at 10 o'clock was sent back with the best in the State. It has a
to Charlotte and the morning train to membership considerably above one
Taylorsville was annulled. What hundred, holds meetings once a
, caused the wreck is not known and month and is attended by praJttca
neither Engineer Patton or Captain all the public school teachers in the
Rowland offer any theories as to the county. Through the efforts of the
cause. association, led by the county super-
intendent of schools. Prof. W. H.
New Industrial Hews Deal. Ragsdale, educational interest has
Greensboro, Special. Another turn reached a high pitch over the entire
was taken in the affairs of The In- county. In addition to the splendid
dustrial News Thursday, wltm Judge programme participated in by various
Boyd signed an order transferring teachere of the county, a prominent
the bankruptcy proceedings against educator from different colleges m
the corporation to Mr. G. S. Fergu- the State is secured to address each
ann Jt- wfoT-o in hn brant v j?f tweeting of the association. The ad-
dress at the meeting last Saturday
ing of creditors for the purpose of wfls by Prof. J. Henry Highsmith, of
electing a trustee for the purpose of Wake Forest College, and is pro
min tiio aflfo of fho hank, nounced one of the best the associa-
nmi Tho nniiv Tn.inctrinl "NTpws. has ever heard.
which was established here as the Re- f f .
publican organ in North Carolina , . cer CIJr,
early in October, 1905, was placed in Raleigh, Special. 1 he North Caro
the hands of a receiver November 14, 1Jna State officers are organising
1909, and the paper suspended publi- themselves into a social club with a
cation January 29. The receiver made limited number of outside members,
three attempts to sell the property. he indications being that the orgam
not a single bid being offered at the nation will ccine to be quite a feature
last sale, on February 15th. The fail- interest th Raleigh. The entire
are to resurrect The Industrial News Woman's Club building, west of Cap
means that, for a while, at least, Spuare, has been leased, except
Greensboro will be without an Asso- the assembly room, which the women
ciad Press morning paper. will retain for meeting purposes. It
Mr. Walter H. Savoy, the represen- i been a matte.r of dissatisfied com
tative of the Mergenthaler Company, raent for some time among the State
v, officers that they had no place where
linotype machines used by The In- they coul come together in a social
dustrial News boxed and shipped to way and exchange views without the
th .nmmnv'c o, ; umMvti formalities of some official session
TJ V Mr. rk.i. n. ncn f or conference. To Hon. B. i. Uixon
the Harrison Printing Companv, has State auditor, is due the credit for
bfiPn ir, f oL-q anj having hit upon a solution ot the
pare the machines for shipment and Ulffic.ulty in conceiving the formation
Went in wrlr nr, fK -JnK Tkiiradnv f the ClllD.
Third Annual Meeting of the Associa
tion Meets in Goldsboro.
Goldsboro, Special. The third an
nual convention of the Laundcrers'
Association of the Carolinas conven
ed in this city Monday morning and
is largely attended by representative
citiitens from the more progressive
towns of the sister Carolinas. At 10 J
o'clock Monday the convention
was formally called to order in the
public chamber of commerce by its
president, Mr. Cyfll Brown, of Ashe
ville. After address of welcome by
Col. J. E. Robinson, editor of the
Argus and response by Mr. H. A.
Smith, of Florence, S. C., the conven
tion got speedily down to business.
L'The afternoon's business session was
opened at 2 o'clock, but adjourned at
3 o'clock to the Country Club, the
members leaving on the train at 3:10
for that delightful location, where
the deliberations were resumed at
3:45, and a barbecue was..tendered by
Mr. B. H. Griffin, of the Kenrion.
President Taft's Message "Bead
Speaker Cannon Announces Im
The second day 's session of the House
of Representatives found the mem-Sixty-first
Congress found the mem
bers in a much calmer mood than on
Monday. The tension was noticeably
relaxed, and a feeling of general good
fellowship was apparent. The draw
ing for Seats was the first business.
A number of the older members were
allowed their choice of seats.
Speaker Cannoltonounced the fol
Decision. Against the
Killing of Sen. Carm
wo coopers tor
ck 20 Years
In the Penitentiary the Penalty.
Nashville, Tenn., Special. Guilty
of murder in the second degree pun
ishment 20 years' imprisonment this
Itules-The Speaker; Dalsell, i ? 3f SfESS
Pennsylvania; &mith of Iowa; Clark "Ttf'l
E m t t Coooer and Robin J. CooDer when the
Committee on Ways and Means- 2E!fiSsfc
Payne, of New York; Dalzell, of J ucquitted John D Sharp dieted
Pennsylvania; MoCall Massachu- Tth th5T Ropers for the slaying of
w;n n,. tiii former U. S. Senator Edward W. Car-
of Illinois; Needham, of California ; mcK
Calderhead, of Kansas; Fordney, of
Michigan; Gaines, of West Virginia;
Rush to Sign Bond.
Although Judge Hart fixed ths bond
Desire Better Com Crop.
Gastonia, Special. To stimulate
the growing of corn in Gaston coun
ty, Mr. A. C. Stroup, who is in
nha rota nf tVio ornvortimonf 'a fn-nnprn.
o ' " " ww vmr. r Jn r m
tive demonstration work for ' this """"J "l
of Ohio; Cruznpaeker, of ldiana; ffiL? ZLZ?
Uark, of Missouri; Harrison, of ,T "V". " . , "J '
New York; Broussard, of Louisiana;
Underwood, of Alabama: Ori,. of L Th flr8t. to mv? .was :
n. t'.. xt .il Ureener, wbo signed tor S10,0U on
Several others had been
Speaker Cannon did not consult .IgfiJ" and telePf gg
nnnnt.v. will nflF' nrirAS mrcrrpfrn finer I
nearl ' $200 for" & best yieldV of 'eader, Hon. Champ - . fewn
n th. fk. a. " the appointment of com- SaftSTT. S3Fz3u a
season. The number of prizes ajd Sffltilt. party far. the balance. I will sign for a
tho rnioo end r0fmi0fin0 m0n,in and Mr. Clark and he had some con- I i- - , Jl lh
the rules and regulations governing
the contest will be made known in a
few days. It is open to all farmers
in the cdunty. Gaston farmers have
heretofore raised cotton almost to
the exclusion of all other farm pro
ducts and it is desired to stimulate
them in the raising of corn and other
Working on Big Bridge Across Albe
Newborn, Special. he & S.
Railroad is now running a train daily
The President's message was re
million for these men," he remarked
In vain the clerk protested over and
a kafi i. SLifW aain that more than enough
5bh ft. Kate adjouT ti - bnt - "ble
xv: i answer was ' ' We want to put our
name on that bond too." It seemed
The following is the very brief, the nd. when there was no
Dui cwar cui message irom tne room for names at the foot of
v -rr document the new bondsmen t en-
To the Senate and House of Rep- forsed across the face until it was
resentatives : rlfffimilf ft HpmnVior tVi eiomAnres
I have convened congress in extra When filed the bond totaled nearly a
which is setting up material
building the great bridge across Albe
marle sound. About two years ago
when work was first bggun on
bridge hundreds " of piles, 'some
feet long, were cut and placed on the
railroad right of way between Wash
for fession. in o? to enable it to give miUion and a half.
The Jury's Verdict.
At 9:26 the 12 men entered the
room and took the same seats they
had occupied for nearly 9 weeks.
being placed in readiness to begin
m m . TT A.
Hearing in Whitney Case. want jow.
Salisbury, Special: For the pur- Raleigh, Special. Governor Kiteh
pose of conducting a special hearing jn saVs he is receiving many letters
m the litigation against tne wnitney from le in various parts of the
Power Company, of Pittsburg, own- Stflfo r-in ff fn he antn;nt-d as in-
iL .' ,1 4. J , ,....., . -rt ;
"J- ''" L,ifi tutJd.c ciiiu I .ntnrc nf Is nut titr rlK Uncter A -.a. t -i: tt lv.j
power plant being developed at the tt, ftrr,n nf tbp ant nassed bv , uHeafuwu.
Narrows, on the Yadkin Bive, near & ST".!! J&. JS!4-
oauiDDrv. a. n . rncc. ot mis ciiv. i : .. vrw nfw . , . w j"'6 vj. nui.
went to New York Thursday. hlT Tfor ton ?' ' lakeland, of this place, some
John S. Henderson, receiver of the : .' L Gys unearthed in plowing, an
fsmnnnnnn Mi.(..h ni Rnrtm, ,. , Jli. x. ancient spear head, evidently of the
$10,000,000 concern, and Burtoin j an-.
7 - . 111 N I 1 I.llt- I 11, V HJ1 t I I I M lj W I .a 1 .
Craige, also of this city, are also in ceed $1'000 year. The Governor Ptem ed by tne soldiers of the
Nw Ynrk for thn hParin?. whinh. it L. oa. Uof sixteenth century, particularly the
7 svs. nuwever. Ltit io m iu" i 0 -rr. - , ,
is said, will last ten days. . The prir.- - ointments are not to be made by ?Pxmsn rencI! ana "a"ttn' na?
etp.1. .ssuem. the ,cateSn.es over h-, but by th Sfote Department of - ZJffifTS
a i-Hiw rmmnT fnr a hnl- ft" T ;. -n iu. ;-a. w probable that the spear and its
. ...w.v. , . i onvp JU V I. aim will utxcaaiiow; xaiT i , , . . .
ance of about $253,000 alleged to be rW nf all iltuminatinff oils offered e"er were lost oy verrazzani, tne
j n ii ttti .. g- T..i r; . . i iiHiian urninrpr pmn nvn rw tho
owe irom tne vvnitney uoenpany. ,i f sale n the State, the inspector's """" "--ir; a L c u
rs believed here that all the differ- ta of approvaI necessary on 5? ?e J ien' the Spanish
ences will be adiusted and woris re-1 i-0 ;i Kpfrtrp t. ran ""V" tuc"
m I cvciy Lfav.xviiu vi. va xvw
sumea on tne Dig pianc. i offered for sale at retail.
immediate consideration to the revis
ion of the Diugley tariff act. Condi
tiont' affecting production, manufac
& . s . .i
"tuTerTHTd business generally have s
changed in the last 12 years as to re
quire a re-adjustment and revision of Uentlement?" ,a;a jU(1fffi Hart
- 1 " " - l . i . - , . . C3 n
ington and Beaufort. The company tne impon duties imposed by tnat act, ,We have," replied Foreman E
now has an engine and a crew with luls lue pn" M. Burke hoarsely
a steam loader at work loading these n ?ner sources ot government rev- "Advance, Mr. Foreman, and read
piles and taking them to Mackey !uue' """T.4" icuiue enoup the verdict."
FeiTy. So far as can be learned the 40 Pay autnonzed expenditures, By a We, the jury, find the defendants
actual construction work on the UV A nexc lne excess of expenses Dnncan B. Cooper and Robin J.
bridge itself has not yet begun, but over receipts for the current fiscal Cooper guilty of murder in the second
largo quantities of material are now JeT equal $100,000,000. degree and assess their pnhishment at
rmny jrieugeu u revision. confinement m the State penitentiary
v aaV ouvwsaui in i,a late ior a period oi twenty years. '
election is pledged to a revision of "So say you all, gentiement?,,
Much Activity at Spencer. tne ian?- ine country and business "So say we all," in chorus.
Spencer, Special. Not for more community especially, expeot it. The "I thank you, gentlement, ' 1 said
than a year has there been as much" ProsPect oi a cnange in the rates of the court, "for yur patience and de
activity at Spencer as at the present P01 duhes always causes a suspen- votiton to the State, and dismiss you
time, the Southern Railway pay roll 81011 or halt m business because of the to your homes and to your personal
having been greatlv increased this uncertainty as to changes to be made vocations.
month by reason of larger appropria- and. tlrelr effect- 14 18 thefore Of the The jurors were tired-looking and
tions for work in the biff shons hre. m&hest importance that the new btll disheveled, but with the conclusion
More men are said to be in the ser- sh.ould m agreed upon and passed of this remark the entire 12 sprang
vice in Spencer now than for two tn M "e sPeed as possible con- from their seats as one man and hur-
years and many are moving their slsceni due and thorough nedly left the court room
families to Soencer to live The re- consiuerauon.
i. amine a tu opciitcr tu live. lue re-I ikiiTcra o-w m -rrr -ricii nmvn-r Aai . . wmm.
tc w opeeay Acxion. Unil I LU 3l A I LCrNcUa KCrUK I VIH I fiL LUI IU(N LKUr
Vaa ikaa. T 1 1 1 I
jL-va mtoe icutuns j. nave aeemea i
450 bales. Sea island bales included
are 93,848 for 1903 and 86,895 foi
The crop by States, in running
bales, including linters, follows:
Alabama, 1,358,339 bales; Arkan
sas, 1,018,708 bales; Florida, 71,411
bales; Georgia, 2,022,828 bales; Kan
sas, Kentucky and New Mexico (in
cluding linters, of establishments in
Illinois and Virginia) 5,054; Louis
iana, 481,694 bales; Missessippi, lr
665,695 bales; Missouri, 60,609 bales
North Carolina, 699,507 bales; Okla.
homa, 703,862 bales; South Carolina,
1,239,260 bales; Tennessee. 348,583
bales; Texas, 3,719,189 bales; Vi
ginia, 13,013 bales.
Verdict a Surprise.
The verdict, coming as it did upon
the heels of Foreman Burke's dec
laration Friday that "we are hope
lessly tied up as to the Coopers,' 1 waa
a decided surprise. The defendants
took it coliy almost without emotion.
In a second after Judge Hart ceased
dismissing the jurors, Judge Ander
son, of the defense, was on his feet ,
exclaiming: "Your honor, we move
that the case be declared a mistrial
because of the verdict Friday we con
tend that- Friday's verdict was the
only one, and that it acquitted John
Sharp but declared a disagreement on
the other defendants. We also ask
that the defendants he admitted to
bond at once."
A Bailable Case.
"The verdict of the jury makes it
a bailable case," was the court's re
tori" 'Hence I will fix the bond o
each defendant at . $25,000 unless
there be some objection. In that
event I will hear arguments." "It
is satisfactory to us," said Attorney
General McCarn. "And to us," re
torted Judge Anderson. "There
seems nothing left but for the court
to pass sentence," added Judge Hart.
"I do not think that necessary,"
said Judge Anderson. We move that
judgment be suspended and that we
be given a new trial. We will be pre
pared to argue the motion later
probably next week."
"All right, judge," remarked the
court. "I know you will not delay
unnecessarily and I will take it up at
your own convenience."
How the Jury Voted.
The jurors were not inclined to talk
but one of them said:
"On the first ballot we acquitted
John Sharp and disregarded the con
spiracy theory. On this same ballot
we stood six for guilty of murder in
the first degree with mitigating cir
cumstances, five for murder in the
second degree with 20 yeajs, the
maximum penalty and one for ac
quitttal. The ballots all day Wednes
day and Thursday showed the same
result. Friday the man who voted
for -acquittal came oyer to murder in
the second degree but demanded that
only 10 years be assessed. The rest
of us did not deem ten years as any
thing like adequate, so we disagreed
again. Of course, all this refers to
the Coopers, not Sharp, whom we had
acquitted. Early Saturday morning
the man who was holding out for 10
years agreed to 20 years and the six
who were voting for a first degree
verdict agreed to this verdict."
pair work on engines and cars ac
cumulated during the past business
depression will keep the employes
busy for many months and this in
addition to the regular work at the
the present to be an extraordinary oc- Washington, Special. Running
casion, within the meaning of the bales of cotton numbering 13,408,841,
constitution and requiring: the calline? p . it Knc
of an extrasession. , .....
"In my iqamniral address. Is stated P0, ail equivalent to ld,0bd,W
in a summaky way, the principles ut- 500-pound bales, with 27,587 ginner-
qn which, in my judgment, the re vis- ies operating, was the final report of
1524 and 1520.
State Banks Good Showing.
Raleigh, Special. A summary of
the condition of State, private and
savings banks at the close of business
In Trouble Again. Pasteur Treatment Successful
Raleigh, Special. Fred Miller, the Statesville, Special. Mr. Fred
young man of good family who came Abernathy, wlio was bitten by a
wto the limelifrht some months threa weeks aeo
thnough being arrested and held in and went t Ealairf. to take the February 5th by the Corporation
lail some time on suspicion of being pasteur treatment for hydrophobia, Commission shows that there are 611
connected with the murder of Dr. W. nflficA throijrh Statesville Monday banks and they have aggregate re-
Smith, of Richmond, last No vein- cvening en route to his home at Oak sources of $48,954,015, a gain of $1,-
- . is in troble again, haying been Forest. Hi can now rest assured ol2QQ m oyer the report of a year ag0
;dlieri on the charce of robberv. He L-. iuf ll tfftpts as a result of LL. j oco crn
--- -- i uj iuiuii.il . i n til ( nils aa'Lirnn; jjj.-u-.ui y.
1. . 1 'il it- J Am f -OO T
bis expciyence wiin tue mu u.
,s accused by Gordon N. Morgan
. RaHgh, Special. Governor Kiteh-
will make his order very soon as
g whether former Sheriff Anion, of
ampson county, shall serve his six
ears' sentence for embezzlement of
ont? l1nds m tne Penitentiary or
Fr' a roacs Sampson county,
thath tne risouer are .urging
o "e be allowfid&-to remain in
Pson and seiWk the roads. The
Stat out of tv sentence to the
sev 8 P"spn hat' been suspended
ernor -i8' in 0rder that the Gov
intn .fl"ht have opportunity to look
channl anoerit8 of tfee appeal for
ion; pf the tariff should proceed, and the ' census bureau Saturday, on the
cotton crop grown in 1968.
indicated at least one new source of
revenue that micVit: ho nmnoriv
stored in order to avoid future deficit The rePort inlued 344,970 linters
It is not necessary for me to repeat counts round as naif bales. The
what I then said. . final 1907 croD recort was 11.325.882
I venture to sfmirest that the vital haW onuivoinr tr. n Z7F.ak nn
Knaini.aa i4-Ak.J. -J? iL. a I. 9 " - 1
Z Lf T r T 117 P?Dnd bales with 27,597 ginneries
quire that the attention nf onncrrwa I t '
. t . . . Hi I nnaroiinrt
in inis session be chieflv devoted to
consideration of the new tariff bilL Included in the 1908 figures are 93,
and that less time be given to other bales, which the ginners estimate-
! M m . . a - . 5 Al. 1 A J A- i .M? .
suojects or legislation in tis session, 6(1 mey wouia turn out alter tne time
ox tne jviarcn canvass.
Round bales in the report are 340,-
is better for the countrv."
'WILIJAM H. TAFT."
Spdbial Tax For Schools. I Lumber Flume 17 Miles long.
Raleigl, Special. The election for Winston-Salm, Special. Wilkes
special fax of 15 cents on the $1,000 eounty is to have the longest lumber
vaJmition and 45 cents on the poll flame ; North Carolina. It will be
to -maintain the schools of Raleigh 17 mileg iengt and it is being in-
township for nine months, in plaee stalled by the Giant Lumber Co. The
of six, was Tuesday won by the men &t the head of the flume wm
schools, which polled 1.154 votes out bggin worfe ftt 6 a m putting in the
of 1349 registered. The opposition . mber whiie the employes in North
voted onlv 345. The deficiency in I wilkpsbnw b'eirin receiving three
funds was caused by the voting out hours lator, it requiring this time for
of the licmor dispensary and for two iRni, in floaf down the river.
years the schools have had only a e flume, already constructed for
six, months' term. The increase ap- severa milest is a fine and expensive
plies to next year's terms, as the -ce of worL and js frequently used
U 1 1T. .InaAil . . . . l a 1 i
senoois aie uw liuocu. , 0tuer mipDer aeaiers
For four bourse the House Of Rep
resentatives Friday listened to the
reading of the tariff bill which was
the only business transacted. It was
perhaps the dreariest legislative ses
sion of any held by the body in re
The census bill was received by the
Senate from the House and referred
to the committee on the census. After
being in session eight minutes the
Senate adjourned until Monday. There
is a general disposition in the House
to eliminate as far as possible an v
academic discussion of the tariff.
Members on both siddb are desirous
of having as little general debate as
:vi .1 l :
pubbiuit: aim a muuu iiuju as is prac
ticable for the consideration of th
bill under the five minute rule for
So he has ceased to be her Ideal?
MWhat disagreeable thing did he
"Married another girl.- Louisville
DECLARE ALCOHOL IS BEING ELIMINATED.
Medical Study of the Temperance
Movement in the South;" Howard A.
Kelly, of Baltimore, on "The Alco
holic Problem in Every-Day Life?"
Washington, Special. Alcohol
practicality has no therapeutic uses,
judging from the discussion at the
semi-annual meeting here lhursday
of the American Society for fthe
Study of Alcohol and Other Drug
Narcotics. Some of the medical
scientists contended that alcohol has
no therapeutie uses; others that on
the whole it has few such uses, while
another declared that alcohol grad
ually is being eliminated as a drug.
Papers were read by Drs. Henry O.
Marey, of Boston, honoarary presi
dent of the society, entitled, "A
T. D. Crothers, of Hartford, Conn.,
on "The Future of the Alcoholio
Problem;" and W. B. Parks, of At
lanta, Ga., on "The Effects of Al
cohol on Temperament as it Relates
to Race and Nationality." The
night's session developed much in
terest among the scientists as indi
cating the necessity for laws relat
ing to the care and protection of inebriates.
THE HOUSE PASSES AMENDED CENSUS AND HEALTH BILLS
was agreed to provMing that the ap
pointments shall be made in con
formity with the law of apportion
ment among the Stajtes, under the
civil service act. In order to prevent
Washington, Special. In itsemend
ed form the House took Thursday for
f consideration the bill providing, for
the taking of the next census. The
bill was passed at the last sessiou,
t but was vetoed by the President be
cause of his objections to the pro-
! visions which took away from the
Civil Service Commission the power
of appointment of the clerks. An
amendment by Mr. Steiling (Ills-.y
the spread of tuberculosis among
zovernment clerks, an amendment by
?r. Bennett (N. Y.) was agreed to,
requiring that each census applicant
furnish with his or her application
a certificate of good health