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TAR HEEL CHRONICLES
Happenings And Doings
Of The Old
In Honor of Brave Scots.
Wilmington, Special. It is esti
mated that between 3,000 and 4,000
people attended the annual celebra
tion on Moores Creek battleground
mar Currie, the scene of the first de
cisive victory of American arms in
the war of the revolution, Thursday
the feature of the exercises having
becjti the unveiling of a handsome mon
ument at the hands of the decendents
or a generous foe to Capt. Campbell,
Captain McLeod and about 50 High
land Scots, royalists, who rushed to
their death in the ambush of the Am
ericans in that memorable engage
ment. Nearly every county in the
Cape Fear section was represented,
special train accommodations having
been provided from Wilmington and
Fayetteville and intervening points
while hundreds came by private con
veyance and not a few by boat.
The celebration was in every way a
fine success, the weather was ideal,
the comfort of the visitors was look
ed after in every detail and not an
untoward incident occurred. Excel
lent music was furnished by the Del-
pado Band, of Wilmington, and a
detachment of Naval Reserves from
this city, fired salutes at intervals
during the day from the position of
the artillery which wrought such
fearful havoc on the memorable oc
easiou in 1776.
The orator of the day was Hon. B.
F. Dixon, of Raleigh, who was both
eloquent, and inspiring in a splendid
address upon the elements of true
patriotism which, he conceived to be
love of home, country and God. He
was listened to with rapt attention
and was most enthusiastically receiv
ed by the large audience.
The monument stands about ten
feet high, with upon its face the
symbol of the Scotch thistle, and be
neath it a most appropriate inscrip
tion prepared by Col. Alfred Moore
Waddell, of Wilmington, as follows:
Captain McLeod, Captain Campbell
about fifty Highland Scots, Loyalists,
who with splendid courage
assaulted with claymores
the American intrenchments.
They were heroes who did
their duty as they saw it, and
are worthy of this tribute from
the defendants of the equally
brave men whom they fought.
Peace to their ashes!
The Moore 's -Creek Mounmental
The famous battle of Moore's
Creek Bridge, which was fought Feb
ruary J7. 1776, is familiar to every
student of history but few have
learned to appreciate its connection
with the destruction of the gallant
Scotch Highlanders, who rushed to
their death in the ambush of the Am
moans, which pierced the gallant
Highlander Captain McLeod with 20
In the celebration Thursday de
scendants of both those who fought
for American independence and those
who fought for their allegiance to the
crown joined in doing honor to the
patriots on both sides of that fearful
strugsrle in 1776, the first victory in
the revolution for American arms.
Fire Destroys Lnmberton Sawmill.
Lumberton, Special. The planing
iRjil, dry kilns and a large quantity
of lumber of the Carolina Lumber
Company, located in the southern
part of town, were totally destroyed
by fire early Thursday morning. The
orifjin of the fire is unknown. The
loss is $6,000; insurance $2,000.
Ar. .2iarle Vote3 $67,000 Bond Issue
Albemarle, Special. As a result of
the election Tuesday for the purpose
of voting bonds to the amount of
$ 7.000 for lights, water and sewer
; :. the bonds carried by an over
' -...(dining majority early in the. niorn
ii . Those opposed saw their finish,
and they put forth very little effort.
DetectiVe an Ex-Retailer.
Asheville, Special. H. B. Adams,
ue of the detectives who came here
Bome time ago and entered into con
tract with the good government
'-ague, to aid, , along with. Hubbard
f Bridges, in cleaning up the town.
as Tuesday placed under arrest by
t!" sheriff on the charge of skipping
i ! oo bond, given in the cases of al
leged retailing in Greensboro. Deputy
1 heri3 W. J. Weatherley, of Greens
1 01'. came and took charge of Adams
2W the $800 bond was made by
members of tho good government
Cleaned From AH Parts
Orders From Headquarters.
General orders have been issued by
Major General Julian S. Carr, United
Confederate Veterans, concerning the
approaching reunion which is to be
held here August 25-26. The follow
ing are his commands:
"The annual reunion of the North
Carolina division of the United Con
federate Veterans will be held at
Charlotte on the 25th and 26th days
of August, 1909, to which are cordi
ally invited all Confederate veterans
in this State. Our comrades of Meck
lenburg Camp No. 382 and the other
hospitable citizens of Charlotte are
preparing to make this reunion as
grand a success as was our last at
Winston-Salem and they will do all
in their power for the comfort and
pleasure of all veterans who will at
tend. Free meals and lodging will be
given all veterans who cannot pay for
tne same, but they must as soon as
possible, notify the committee at
Charlotte that they will attend so
that they may be provided for. Do
not go .there expecting free entertain
ment unless you have notified the
committee that you are coming.
''The annual election of division
and brigade commanders will be held
on Wednesday, - the 25th, and such
other business will that day be tran
sacted as may be deemed proper, and
on the 26th will be the grand parade.
No camp will be allowed a vote or
voice that has not' paid in full its
dues to Gen. W. E. Mickle, 824 Com
mon street, New Orleans. All camps
in arrears are urged to pay him with
out further delay. Chief Justice
Walter Clark has accepted an invita
tion to deliver an address, and there
will be addresses by other distin
"The railroad companies will give
the usual reduced rates; the exact
rate from any station can be learned
upon application to the local agent.
The Central, Buford and Stonewall
hotels have agreed to give every vet
eran a rate of $1.50 a day (including
meals), where two occupy -the same
room, and the Selwyn will charge
$1.50 for a room without bath or
$2 with bath if two occupy the same
room but this does not include meals.
For further information address
Comrade J. H. Van Ness, the chair
man of the executive committee at
To Ask For Right of Way.
Winston-Salem, Special. C. B
Watson and W. F. Shaffner went to
Asheville Monday to see Judge
Pritchard and petition his Honor to
issue a decree granting the South
bound Railroad Company a right of
way through the property of the
Whitney Power Company now in the
hands of receivers. There is a well
founded report current that the
Southern Power Company is endeav
oring to get control of the Whitney
Power plant, but the men who have
already expended several million dol
lars on the property are said to be
determined to retain control and
when the sale comes off the bidding
is expected to be pretty lively.
Receiver Furniture Manufacturing
Greensboro, Special. Judge Boyd
Monday 'appointed Mr. R. M. Rees
receiver of the Greensboro Furniture
Manufacturing Company. The appli
cation for the oppointment of a re
ceiver was made by creditors several
clays ago, but in- the hope that ar
rangements could be made td- liqui
date the affairs of the company with
out going through the bankruptcy
court, Judge Boyd continued the
hearing until Monday. The liabili
ties of the company will aggregate
$44,000, with assets amounting to
Sues Burlington For Damages.
Burlington, Special. Suit for $20,
000 damages has been brought by
Mrs. Denny, widow of Mr. Denny,
who was killed last spring while
working on the city reservoir, against
the city of Burlington, J. L. Russel
and Grover Harris, contractors who
had the work in charge. The city of
Burlington will show that the work
was given by contract and that Den
ny was not in its employ.
New Superintendent Sp.-ing Hope
Spring Hope, Special. Mr. A. B.
Harrell, of Dunn, principal of the
Apex graded schpoi last year,
been elected superintendent of the
Spring Hope sehools, succeeding
Robert E. Ranson, who resigned some
time ago to accept the position of
superintendent of the schools of Nash
county. Mr. Harrell is an e:tperi
enced and successful teacher and the
people feel that they are fortunate
in securing him for the school here.
THE CIVIL STRIFE IN SPAIN
The General Government of Spain in
Great Straits Reports Sent Out
Are Assuring While News From
The Interior Indicate the Opposite.
Madrid, By Cable. The govern
ment annunces that despite the atti
tude of the populace of Catalonia and
the desertions from the, army in
Northern Spain, the response of the
recruits and reservists to the call to
the colors i: other provinces, like
Andalusia a:d Aragon, was unani
mous. The Minister of War has, prohibit
ed the departure from Spain of all
persons subject to military duty un
der the penalty of being considered
deserters. The government has also
placed a ba against the sale of for
eign papers containing accounts of
recent events in Catalonia and' Mo
rocco. Despite the official announcement
that order has been restored in Cata
lonia, renewed measures have been
taken to prevent the Bilbao region,
where the Socialists and Republicans
are organizing. The garrison at Bur
gos, Victoria and San Sabastian are
being held in readiness to act quick
ly and energetically.
The latest news received Saturday
from Barcelona is to the effect that
fighting between the troops and the
revolutionaries continues fiercely. It
is reported that 40 revolutionaries
have been shot without trial at ! the
Montjuich fortress, among them be
ing Emilianolglesias, editor of The
Progresso, the organ of Deputy Le
roux.chief of the Republicans in Bar
celonia. The situation in Palamas,
the centre of the cork industry, is re
ported to be alarming and fears are
expressed forfthe safety,, of foreigners
OSAKA'S GREAT FIRE.
Lasts 25 Hoijrs.Burni.ng 20,000 Homes
and Public Houses Much Distress
Osaka, Japan, By able Confusion
prevails here as a4 result of Satur
day 's disastrous, fire. ' Thousands of
persons are homeless and hunger is
staring many of them in the face.
A system of relief has been organ
ized by the municipal authorities,
but it is inadequate to supply all
needs. Outside cities and towns are
generously sending in contributions
to be used in alleviating the suffer
ings of the homeless and destitute.
The latest estimate is that 20,000
buildings are destroyed., these includ
ing banks, the stock exchange, the
museum, government edifices and fac
tories. While at present it is impos
sible accurately to state the losses,
these are given roughly at several
An area of over four miles square,
containing some of the city's hand
somest structures, including the
Buddhist temple, the largest in the
world, was entirely burned. The
stock exchange, one of the most im
portant in this country, was entirely
destroyed. This loss, it is believed,
will tend considerably to dislocate
the business of Osaka, which, with
its manufacturing concerns, is one of
the chief commercial cities of Japan.
Many tounching sights were to be
seen during the fire. The women
were terror-stricken and fled hither
and thither with their children, some
of whom later cried piteously for
food that could net be obtained for
The Conflagration lasted more than
25 hours and the burned section pre
sents a deplorable sight. The streets
of the city are very ' narrow and the
houses were mostly of wood construc
tion. Had net the water supply been
curtailed by the drought the fire
would have been quenched without
great damage. -, .
Electric Car3 CcIIIcd.
Spokane, WasTi., Specml-Ten; per
sons were kilkd and at -feasjj 60 were
injured in a head-on collhjic of two
electric cars at Caldwell, Wash., on
the Spokane and Iilland Railway late
Both trains were going at the rate
of about 15 miles an hour. They
crashed together without warning.
: . G. A. Kimball Short $15,000. .
! Southern Pines, Special. Satur
day morning the officers of the Citi
zens' Bank and Trust Company post
ed the following notice on the front
of-the bank building, and soon after
the doors opened to receive deposi
tors who brought their pass books
" There appears to be a shortage
of about $15,000 in the accounts of
George A. Kimball, cashier, and the
bank examiners are here. We cannot
give accurate information or details
until a complete auditing of the
hooks is made."
NEWS FROM WASHINGTON
Unquestionably the session Wed
nesday was the busiest of the three
weeks the bill has been in conference.
Dozens of Senators sought audiences
and were received by the Senate
members of the House, including the
committee representing the anti-free
raw material insurgents. In the cor
ridors swarmed agents of special in
terests, who seemed to realize that
the crucial period of the conference
Senators Elkins and Scott, of West
Virginia,, -and Clark, of Wyoming, en
deavored to get the conferees to
make the rate of 45 cents a ton on
coat apply to the short ton, which,
it is said, would make a difference of
about 5 cents a ton and would oper
ate to advance the rate to the equi
valent of 50 cents. The Senators in
terested in getting all the protection
possible for coal were not successful.
Just before the close of the session
the rate on print paper was fixed at
$3.75 a ton. This is only 25 cents
less than the Senate rate,' and $1.75
more than the House rate.
Entering upen the last stages of its
consideration by Congress, the tariff
bill, as reported by the conferees, was
submitted Friday to the House by
Chairman Payne and ordered prim
ed in The Congressional Record.
Three hundred and fifty of the 390
members were in their seats whan
Cliairman Payne passed up to the
Speaker's desk the bulky document,
which had occupied the attention of
Congress for four and a half months,
and then the Republicans broke out
into loud applause.
President Taft expressed himself
as immensely pleased with the
tariff bill as it was finally agreed to
Dy the conferees last evening. It is
known that he is not entirely satis
fied with all of the bill, and he told
several of his callers that it would
be the greatest miracle of the age if
a tariff bill could be designed that
would please everybody.
The President declared that there
were a great many things about the
billthat he was delighted to have had
a part in, and that he Would be equal
ly delighted to sign and defend the
measure in its finished state. s
Without attempting to go into de
tail the President declared that m
a great many ways the new tariff law
will be a marked improvement over
the Dingley act.
The House Saturday night adopted
the conference report on the tariff
bill, 195 to 183. ' The Republicans
shrieked in their delight over the final
outcome, and Chairman Payne was
the central figure of an admiring and
congratulatory crowd of colleagues.
Twenty Republicans voted against
the report, two Democrats for it.
The vote was the climax of an eleven-hour
session, conducted through
most oppressive heat, but enlivened
by a dozen or more speeches of more
or less fiery nature. The galleries
The day opened with what appear
ed to be part of an organized filibus
ter against the conference repodt
when Mr. Mondell, of Wyoming, de
manded the reading of the lengthy
document. This proceeded for about
an hour and a half, when with about
two-thirds remaining to be read, Mr.'
Mondell permitted the debate to go
Chairman Payne defended the re
port and appealed to his Republican
colleagues to support it, prophesying,
at the same time that when the bill
was enacted into law it would meet
the approval of the country.
Mr. Clark, minority leader, and
many of his colleagues, denounced
the bill, and Chastised the Republic
cans for failing, as they alleged, to
revise the tariff downward and thus
keep their party pledges.
Perhaps the most sensational
speech of all was by Mr. Mann, of
Illinois, Republican, who said he
would vote against the report, pro
vided the rates on pulp and print
paper as redueed by the House, wera
not retained. He denounced that
particular schedule and he declared
that Canda would take such action
regarding pulp wood and print paper
as to place an almost prohibitory
price upon paper in this country.
At 9:07 p. m., the House, with the
conference report ready to be mes
saged to the Senate for action, ad
journed until Monday noon. '
Such revision downward as has
been made, said Mr. Underwood, of
Alabama, a minoriay member of the
ways and means committee, was in
the interests of the great corpora
tions. That was conspicuously so, he
explained, in the placing of iron ore
and hides on the free list.
"I have just been looking over the
report," interposed Mr. Hill, of Con
necticut, "and I find most of the re
ductions of the steel schedule have
brought the duties below the rates of
the Wilson bill.
"Since the Wilson hill was pas
jed," replied Mr. Underwood, " there
has been a revolution in the produc
tion of iron and steel. What was a
low rate when the Wilson bill was
passed, is a high rate today."
Mr. Underwood inquired why,
when the President was urging a re
vision of the tariff downward, he did
not advise the woolen schedule down
ward and he questioned the practica
bility of the maximum and minimum
Wood pulp and print paper formed
the subject of a lengthy speech by
Mr. Mann, of Illinois. His announce
ment that because of the rates fixed
by the conferees on these products
he would vote against the conference
report, moved the Democrats to loud
Under the maximum and minimum
clause, he said, the charge of $1.67
a ton on wood pulp would be in
creased to $6.67 a ton.
"That maximum," be exclaimed,
"is as sure to go into effect between
Canada and this country as that God
made little apples unless Canada re
moves her restrictions on the expor
tation of the pulp."
Two Mangled By Train.
Newberry, S. C, Special. Charlie
Williams and Ernest Bauknight, two
young white men, were struck and
killed by Columbia, Newberry &
Laurens passenger train No. 53,
bound for Laurens to Columbia,
about three hundred yards above the
passenger depot in Newberry shortly
after 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon,
both being horribly mangled, the for
mer being killed instantly, and the
latter living but a short time.
Two Towns Were Destroyed". -
Mexico City, Special. The recent
series of earthquakes in the valley of
Mexico and along the Pacific coast
were the worst experienced in many
years. It is now certain that the
towns of Acapulco and Chilpancingo
have been practically destroyed.
What the earthquake of Friday fail
ed to do was accomplished by the
stronger one of Saturday, which eith
er leveled or rendered uninhabitable
every building in these places. In
addition to the rain caused by the
earthquake, Acapulco faces famine.
The - Revival In Honey.
Since the pure food law has
brought pure honey once more within
reach of the consumer ithi3 healthful
nktural sweetmeat is coming once
more into popularity. Paraffin an1
brown sugar masqueraded, as honey
for such a long time that lovers jf
the real article learned to beware of
anything bearing the "honey" brand.
Now it is different.
Biscuits and honey, oatmeal and
honey, coffee and honey, all sorts of
combinations are being enjoyed by
epicures who favor the bee product.
One society woman is planning a
honey luncheon, with liquid honey
and honey in the comb just as yQti
prefer, running through various flav
ors, apple blossom, clover and buck
wheat, to suit the most cultivated
taste. Any farm may add a nice In
come to its usual revenue by install
ing a few hives of bees, and eyen
city dwellers can easily make room
on the average city lot for a few of
these busy sweetmeat makers. Ch!
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FEMININE NEWS NOTES.
Colorado womer propose to send
a woman to Congress.
"Trial Marriages" wejre discussed
at the recent Congress of Russian
Women In St. Petersburg.
Mrs. Vlnnle D. Smith Is postmas
ter, game warden and notary publio
for the town of Ketchum, Idaho.
Mrs. Lucy O. Perkins has been ap
pointed official guide to the Metro
politan Museum of New York City.
Women were prominent in the
riotous street demonstrations in Ma
drid against sending troops to Mor
occo. Mrs. Russell Sage has given $25,
000 as an endowment fund to Miss
Martha Berry's school for boys near
Leading women In England formed
an association to stop, with the aid
of German women, the bickerings
between the nations.
The death of a young girl at
Cleveland revealed the existence of
an alleged suicide club among dis
heartened factory employes.
Mrs. Gibson Arnold, of New York
City, is credited with being the orig
inator of the movement to teach
mothers to care for their babies.
A party of gypsies bitterly fought
their deportation to South America,
several of their children being seri
ously Injured by the crazed mothers.
In suing for a separation Freder
ick W. Moore, of Brooklyn, N. Y.,
contended that it constituted cruelty
when his wife insisted that her par
ents live with them.
The Woman's Sabbath Alliance, of
New York City, has addressed a cir
cular letter to women prominent so
cially asking them to retrain from
giving entertainments that deprive
their servants of rest on Sundays.
FOR HAND TUCKS.
An expert needlewoman gives a '
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to keep hand-sewn tucks perfectly
btraight. She says that she always?
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slightly, not enough to pull it from-:
the fabric, but just enough to show
the line plainly. Along this line she
make a crease, and the tuck is abso
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Uut rree book tells how to or
ganize, build and operate tele
phone lines and systems.
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trial to responsible parties.
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