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COLUMBUS, POIiK COUNTY, N. C., THURSDAY, JUNE 17, 1909.
TAR HEEL CHRONICLES
Happenings And Doings Cleaned From All Parts
Off The Old North State.
Vaughan, Special. Our town awl
-nmmunity was shocked Sunday af
trraoon when it was reported that
Mr. Cornelius Shearin, a fanner, CO
years of age, had taken his life by
shooting himself in the head and
j-tomaeh with a shot gun. Mr.
Shearin had been in very poor health
for some months. He went to Raleigh
and Durham a few weeks ago to get
a hospital, but could not get in.
He was living with his son, Mr. Wil
liam Shearinj about two miles from
Vaughan. His wife and one son live
in Louisburg, he not having lived
with his wife for about two years
It is reported that his family had
forsaken him and that only a few
days ago, in answer to an appeal to
his son George, who lives in Louis
burg, for help, he. wrote him that he
would not give him anything and
that he would not go to see him if
he was dead. This, together with his
poor health, is attributed as the
cause of his committing the rash
act. His son, with whom helived, had
walked out to look over his cropJ
leaving his father and wife and two
small children at home after he had
been gone for about an hour the old
man went in the house, took down
the sruh from a rack over the door
and went out and placed the muzzle
against his head and pulled the trig
irer. the entire load striking his lower
jaw, blowing it off and pieces of flesh
were found stuck up against the side
of the house. As soon as he regained
consciousness he got up, attended a
call of nature, and then went into the
' use, got two other shells and ww.
k to the same spot and sr
t in the stomach, just above t
. wal, the second shot killing him in
stantly. "When his son's wife saw
him coming in the door with about
half of his head shot off, she ran out
of the back door and went tS a
neighbor's house. Mr. Buck Harris
was passing the house just after the
first shot, and Mr. Shearin motioned
to him to come and knock him in the
head, but he ran on down the' road
to a neighbor's house to summon
help, but when he got back the fatal
shot had been fired and he was dead.
Now there has arisen a suspicion of
Goldstein and Siler Win Medals.
Durham, Special. Pour of the fin
est speechs heard in this city in a
long time were made by R. C, Gold
stein, Asheville, on Another View of
Socialism; by Leonidas Herbin, of
Greensboro, on A Plea for the South
ern Factory Worker; Edgar Wallace
Knight, Rich Square, The Uplift of
Country Life and, Gilmer Siler on
The Law and Public conscience. The
judges, Joseph G. Brown, of Raleigh,
Rev. W. A. Lambeth, of Walkertown
and Prof. G. B. Pegram, of New
York. Thev awarded the medal to
Mr. Goldstein. There was tremen
dous applause at his name. Gilmer
Siler, son of Atlanta preacher form
erly living in Asheville, was givca
the Braxton Craven medal for high
est honors of the class, marking last
time will ever be given for general
MUTINY TO BE INVESTIGATED
B. N. Duke Gives Another $50,009.
Durham, Special. At the gradu
ating exercises Wednesday at Trinity
College it was announced that Mr. B.
N. Duke had donated $50,000 for the
purpose of furnishing another dormi
tory building and in this connection
it was announced that the graduating
class had given $1,000 for the pur
pose of forming an endowment for
the college library. The announce
ment of both these gifts was received
with much enthusiasm and applause.
This gift of Mr. Duke sums up a
total of about $715,000 that the
Dukes have given to Trnity, first and
last. It is a known fact that the late
Washington Duke laid the founda
tion for the great Duke gifts by the
magnificent gifts that he made to
the college. One of these gifts, for
$100,000 opened the doors of the col
lege to women and this act also prac-
'v oroned fe doors oi all tne
iuv ft the State to women.
Authorities Will Make Example of
the Visayans When Captured.
Manilla, By Cable Brigadier Gen
eral Harry H. Bandholtz, chief of the
Philippine constabulary, who is at
present on a tour of inspection in the
island of Jolo, will at once procaed to
Davao, Mindanao island, the secene
of the mutiny of the second company
of constabulary June 6, news .m.
which reached here Sundayi
General Bandholtz will assume per
sonal command of the constabulary
forces sent in pursuit of the muti
neers. The insular government is de
termined to make an example of the
mutinous Visayans, and the pursuit
will be pressed with the utmost vigor
until the last of the mutineers have
Acting Governor G .eral Forbes.
who returned from th province of
ampanga, expressed h.s confidence
in the native constabulary.
JNo additionl details of the mutinv
and of the three hours' fight made by
Governor Walker and the Americans
in the church at Davao have been re
ceived here. There are no indica
tions of any extensive military plana.
aside from the ordering of several de
tachments to follow the mutineers.
NEWS FROM WASHINGTON
Wilkins Jury Tied Up.
Raleigh, Special. The Federal
Court has a u hopelessly divided"
jury in the case of Charles Wilkins,
of Goldsboro, charged with writing
two "Black Hand" letters to J. E.
Cole, a prosperous merchant of
Goldsboro. and threatening to blow
up Cole, his store and family if $100
was not forthcoming. Wilkins admit
ted writing the letters but his counsel,
Aycock and Winston, made a fight
for him on the ground that he was
so addicted to the opium habit that
his will power and power of discrim
inating between right and wrong were
destroyed. There was evidence that
he took as much as one and a half)
ounces of the drug each day, with
consequent physical and mental
wreckage; that he read constantly
novels of the "Black Hand"' and
Jesse James sort. Wilkins' wife and
two children attended the trial. His
wife was an important witness in his
behalf. - He testified that, under in
fluence of a drug, he often saw
"green alligators with yellow
brads." The prisoner is clearly a
mental and physical wreck from
"dope" and the jury, was divided as
to the degree of responsibility for
Albemarle Lands Big Wiscassett MilL
Albemarle, Special. The cotton
mill which is intended as an enlarge
ment of the Wiscassett, of this city,
is to be built at Albemarle and not
Kannapolis, Cabarrus county, as
formerly stated. A letter received
by Mr. R. L. Smith, of this place,
from Mr. Cannon states that the mill
will be erected here where the other
mills belonging to the Wiscassett
Company are located. This mill is
to be as large as both the other mills
of this name here and means mueh
for Albemarle. It together with the
doubled capacity of the Efird Manu
facturing Company, which is now a
settled fact, means 10,000 inhabitants
for Albemarle- within the. next two
United States Officers Hot on Trial
of Black Hand Rascal.
Marion, O., Special. Hundreds of
shotgun shells containing cross-marked
bullets were captured by Inspec
tors, J. Jr. Oldfield and George Pate,
of Cincinnati, in a spectacular raid
on the shop of Sam Lima, the black
hand suspect, at this place Sunday.
The shells and crossmarks were iden
tical with those found in Dennison,
Bellefontaine and other towns visited
by the officers. Lima, who was out
on bail, met the officials with a show
of great indignation and succeeded
in delaying the search until one of
six Italian women in the place had
escaped. It is believed by the inspec
tors that this woman carried with her
some documentary evidence and clues
to the whereabouts of. Sebanstian
Lima, brother of Sam, who is sought
by tue authorities. In spite of the
iaiiure to secure this evidence, the
inspectors expressed confidence that
bebastian Lima will be caught with
in a few days.
Gaston to Vote on New Court House
Gastonia, Special. At tle June
meeting of the county commissioners
Tuesday a special election, in com
pliance with an act of the last Legis
lature, was ordered for August 5 for
the purpose of voting on the ques
tion of a new court house. ;A com
mittee was named to visit and inspect
court houses in" other counties of the
State to ascertain just what is need
ed and the cost of erection. Gas
tonia will again put in a bid for the
removal of the county seat to this
place and a hot fight is promised be
tween now and the date for the elec
Fire at Mount Pleasant.
Mount Pleasant, N. C, Special
Lightning Saturday night at 9:30
o'clock set fire to the Pi Sigma Build
ing of the North Carolina Collegiate
Institute and in a short time the
beautiful structure was reduced, to a
heap of ashes. Most of the furniture
was saved. The fire-fighters than
turned their attention to the blaze
and by strenuous work succeeded in
confining the fire to the Pi Sigma Phi
Building, though at times it seemed
that other nearby buildings would be
The burned building was a two
story brick' structure and one of the
prettiest of the group of college
buildings. The loss will amount to
something over $5,000, partially cov
ered by insurance.
Street Car Conductor Goes Insane.
Charlotte, Special. Conductor F.
L. Stewart, of the 4 C's, has lost his
mind and has been sent to his home
at King's Mountain. Sickness seems
to have brought on this condition.
Mr. Stewart is a young man about
24 years old.
Damage by Flood.
Wadesboro, Special. Another
heavy rain storm passed over the
northern part of the county Saturday
afternoon. The farmers are distress
ed concerning grain. Both Black and
Lane creeks were over the bottom
lands and thousands of bushels of
Oats were damn. trod. Rnnkv river was
The Peedee river is over the
Appalachian Summer School' Opens.
&one, Special. The summer term
the Appalachian Training School
opened Monday with the following
faculty; b g Dougherty, principal;
y M. Brown, English; A. Masters,
prnanship; Miss Mildred Atkinson,
Mrs. M. Rietzell, arithmetic,
j . Miss Carrie Wichael, music. In
Tion to the above the following
tjed teachers have been added for
jvui?mer term: h- h- Ha&nes
I'tov t ownum Miss Anna Weedon,
ki b Jones' w- L- Winkler and
fair u vUe Kirhy- This term bids
the school thC m the history of
Hailstorm Damages Crops.
Scotland Neck, Special. There
was a severe hailstorm in the Pal
myra section two days ago which did
such damage to cros that perhaps
some of the cotton j crop will have
to be planted agani Heavy rains
all through Friday pight did
i . -
siaeraoie damage to crops
Funeral of Rev. Dr. Hale.
Boston, Special. Under the gold
domes of the auditorium of the South
Congregational church, where for
many years Edward Everett Hale
broke the bread of life to his people,
there gathered Sunday the great Unir
tarian family of Boston to pay last
reverent tribute to the great leader of
Unitarianism, the preacher, author,
philosopher and friend of all man
kind, while at the same hour a host ot
friends and admirers of Dr. Hale
gathered at the Park Street Unitar
ian church to listen to eulogies by
clergyment of many creeds. Through
out the city from sunrise to sunset
flags were floated at half mast by or
der of the city's chief executive.
The most important happenings
in the national capital Monday were
Whiskey, in the legal -waning of
the word, is whiskey eve. .hen col
ored, or flavoring matter is added, ac
cording to an opinion rendered to
President Taft by Lloyd M. Bowers,
solicitor general of the United States.
He holds that as suoh coloring and
flavoring have been used in all the
history of whiskey, such addition can
not be illegal or incompatible with
the name whiskey.
The Porto Rican bill, unamended,
was passed by the House. It provides
that when the Porto Rican Legisla
ture fails to pass an apropriation bill
the same apropriations shall hold as
provided in the last bill passed.
In connection with the discussion
Tuesday in the Senate of the woolen
schedule of the tariff bill, Senator
Carter, of Montana, with a large box
of various grades of wool by his side,
gave a lecture on the woolen indub.ry
from beginning to end. Many Sena
tors flocked about him to examine the
samples. Most of the day was occu
pied by Senator Dolliver, who propos
ed, among other things, an amend
ment to assess duties on woolens on
aifad valorem basis according to the
shrinkage of the wool. Senator
Smoot and Warren upheld the
finance committee's recommendations
pn the schedule.
A proposed amendment to the in
terstate commerce law to give ship
pers the same right of appeal to the
courts now enjoyed by the railroads,
was presented to President Taft by a
delegation of citizens from Spokane,
The tariff bill reached an eventful
stage in the Senate Saturday. A num
ber of items in the free list
were disposed of. Works of
art over twenty yejirs old were
placed on the fre list by a vote of
53 to 15. The starch industry re
ceived protection by a revisal of the
committee 's recommendations by
which tapiloca and sago flour will be
subject to a duty of one cent a pound
when not imported for food. Crude
potash, potash carbonated, caustic
potash and radium were placed on
the free list.
The latest innovation in the United
States navy was the decision to equip
the battleships Florida, Utah, Dele
ware and North Dekota with auto
matic electric elevators for the use
Beyond the statement that the de
partment of Justice has assigned two
agents to duty in New York under in
structions to examine into the condi
tions under which the recent compro
mise was affected by the American
Sugar Refining Company and the
Pennsylvania Sugar Refining Com
pany, no official information can be
obtained here regarding the purpose
of the administration. It is, of course,
understood that the special agents
are looking into the allegations that
the compromise disclosed conditions
in the original settlement between the
two corporations involving a viola
tion of the Sherman anti-trust law.
A local paper prints what purports
to be an interview with ex-Attorney
General Bonaparte, which in effect,
amounts to a declaration that during
his administration the Department
of Justice was without the evidence
necessary for a successful prosecu
tion. But officials of the Department
of Justice, when pressed for a state
ment of its intentions, declared that
the proceedings in their present stage
must be regarded as confidential.
Robert Bacon accepted the post of
Ambassador to France.
E. H. Harriman made alterations
in his city home so he may he in the
open air as much as possible.
Maeterlinck is now living and
working in a picturesque old abbey
midway betweearRouen and Havre.
Rev. Reginald J. Campbell, pastor
of the City Temple, London, England,
will be one of the speakers at Lithia
The Duke of the Abruzzi climbed
Mount Zozila to a height of 10.500
feet after a fatiguing march of four
days in a snowstorm.
J. A. E. Constans, the French Am
bassador to Turkey, has resigned
from the Diplomatic Service, and will
return to Paris to enter political life.
A business associate of Sir Thomas
Lipton brought the offer of the baro
net to race for the America's Cup
with a ninety-six-footer, but under
the universal rule.
Joseph H. Choate said the presence
of warships at the Hudson-Fulton
celebration would do much to dispel
fancied reasons for hostilities among
the nations of the world.
The Rev. Dr. Manning, rector of
Trinity Church, in the baccalaureate
sermon at Columbia University, urged
his hearers to be forceful Christians
and not to content themselves with
leading blameless lives.
J. Allen Baker, a member of the
British Parliament, a delegate to the
Lake Mohonk Conference, appealed
to President Taft to use his good of
fices to restore the friendship be
tween Germany and England.
President Taft is eating luncheon
again. After having struggled along
for months on two meals a day, he
surprised Frederick Carpenter, his
secretary, by announcing that he was
going over to the White House for
Clement Hopkins, actor "tabbed
himself fatally while ill at his bunga
low -in Montgomery, N. x.
A cargd of 400 frogs arrived in
New York City from Germany to De
used as weather forecasters.
The bill amending the law under
which PortoVRico is governed was
passed in the House at Washington,
Pasteurized milk was condemned
by the AmericanAssociation of Medi
cal Milk Commissioners in convention
at Atlantic City. V
Lightning struck explosives at Cra
cow and Kingston, Jamaica, 500 per
sons being injured y the explosion
in the former city.
A woman caught Shoplifting In a
Brooklyn (N. Y.) stor&said she. stole
so her husband would admire "her
stylish way of dressing.A
Three natives convicted of murder
ing Dr. WilHam James iA Luzon es
caped from their guards while on-the
way to execution at ManilaX
Governor Hughes and Presi3ent
Woddrow Wilson, of Princeton, at
tended the Installation of Dr. Charles
A. Richmond as president ofA Union
Magistrate Finn, of New YorkNcity,
gave a youth arrested for kissing a
chance to save himself by rhyming.
The rhyme was so bad he fined he
1 youth $1.
After fining heavily several sellers
of adulterated milk and rotten eg
Justice Hoyt, of New York City, saic
that hereafter such offenders would
be sent to prison.
As a result of the denial of recog
nition of the union by the Philadel
phia Rapid Transit Company it was
predicted that the strike of its em
ployes would be resumed.
Shoots Down Superiors.
Des Moines, la., Special Coropral
Lisle Crabtree Sunday probably fa
tally shot Capt. John C. Raymond,
commanding officer of Troop B, See
ond United States Cavalry, at Fort
Des Moines, shot and seriously injur
ed First Sergeant James H. Wash
burn, and Corporal Elijah Such, who
attempted to disarm, him, and then
shot himself, the ballet striking the
rib above the heart and crushing the
bone. He may recover.
ONLY PARTLY RIGHT.
"A tall, dark man is on your trail
said the fortune teller.
"Excuse me," replied the subject,
"but you've got your wires crossed.
You've described the police detectiva
who is waiting for you in the recep
Thereupon the sitting was adjourn
ed sine die. Philadelphia Ledger.
Brought a Big whale.
Rflleip-h. RnemalL Mr. T. W.
0 7 x j
Adickes, of the Stnte Museum has
returned from Cape Lookout and has
brought back with hj.m the big whale
that was brought asjbore there. This
was left on the sanfls for some time,
till the flesh was off and is now be
ing placed in a hug sand box in the
yard at the State Museum so as to
get all the oil out tot the bones be
fore it is mounted atnd placed in the
Museum. The whale, which was a
young one, was forty-seven feet long
and nine feet across W the thickest
Lives Lost in Earthquake.
Marseilles, By Cable. From 75 to
100 dead and 100 injured is Sunday
night's estimated total causuaJities
as the reeuft of the earthquake, which
devastated several towns and villages
in the southernm t part of France,
particularly in the departments oi
Herawlt and Bouehee-Du-Rhone.
Slavonia's Crew Saved.
Purta, Del Gada, Azores Island, by
Cable. Wireless telegraphy played
a prominent part in the saving of the
crew and passengers of the Cunard
line steamer Slavonia, now a total
wreck two miles southwest of Flores
Island. The steamer Princess Irene
was 180 miles away when the thril
ing call "C. Q. D." was picked up.
The Princess Irene arrived along
side the Slavonia Thursday after
noon and took 110 cabin passengers
aboard. The Hamburg-American line
steamer Batavia, took the steerage
passengers. &. r
In the Senate where the woolen
schedule of the tariff bill was under
discussion Friday, Senator LaFol
lette declared' that Senator Aldrich
had forfeited the confidence of other
Republican Senators and had stated
"half truths, which have discredited
his leadership before this, body and
before this country." When the
chair called Mr. LaFollette to order
because of his personal allusion, the
latter said he had not noticed that
the rule forbidding personal allusions
had been applied equally to all Seria-
tors. Twenty-four amendments to
the wool schedule offered by Mr. La
Follette and voted on en block were
voted down, as also several amend
ments by Senator Bacon and one by
Consideration on the income ques
tion was postponed by the Senate un
til June 18.
Department of Agriculture decided
to investigate charges made by J. F.
Harms against the meat inspection
system at the National Yards East
Secretary Ballinger eliminated the
common carrier and the so-called
confiscatory clauses of the old oil and
gas pipe line regulations in opera
tion in Oklahoma.
The American National Red Cross
Society sent $5,000 for relief work in
Russian Submarine Sinks.
Sebastopol, By Cable Twenty men
went down in the Russian submarine
Sambala, after a collision with the
battleship Rostislav during manoeuv
res Saturday night. Hope, though it
is slight, is entertained that they are
still alive. Desperate efforts are be
ing made by the officers and men of
the Black Sea fleet with the assis
tance of divers and salvage workmen
from Sebastopol to raise the subma
rine before the imprisoned men suc
cumb to the vitiated air.
Holbein's picture of Christina ot
Denmark, painted under orders from
Henry VTH of England, wfoo had some
thought of marrying the princess, was
sold, notes the New York Evening
Post, for $330,000. The enormous
price is explained bv the fact that
the women Henry VIII did not marry
are much rarer than the women he
Are a Necessity
in the Country
The farther you are removed
from town to railroad station, the
more the telephone will save in
time and horse flesh. No man has
a right to compel one of the family t
to lie in agony for hours while her
drives to town for the doctor. Tel-1
ephone and save half the suffering.
Our Free Book tells how to or
ganize, build and operate tele
phone lines and systems.
Instruments sold on thirty days'
trial to responsible parties.
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