Three Cents the Copy
HBRESTEO IN BERLIN
FOB NEW YORK FRAUD
in Kaufmann Charged With
FEL PICTURE GAVE CLUE
gcnt to lino uruppeu ii we
Same on It, Hut IMace Was
Fount in Vienna He Escaped
rlia. Germany. Martin Kauf
df New York City, was arrested
y former United States Post
Inspector Henry C.Hill, charged
lrav.es 'amounting to $107,000
rmestipn v.-ith the Cotton Goods
erters' Company, of New York
r a long time Kaufmann was con
ed a trustworthy business man.
partner," M. A. Isaacs, had such
2it confidence in Kaufmann's in
irr. " i
tegrity tliat he induced a number of
S 2 7
?nds to take snares in the busi-
0110 of these was a Cincinnati
ant named Blum, who put in
business proceeded satisfactor
ily for sis months. Then Elum asked
a customer to settle an outstanding
;: mi; and the customer declared it
vr: not due. An investigation of the
company'? accounts followed, and re
sit eu hi the discovery of a number
of falsified entries, amounting to
f.107,000, Kaufmann, in the mean
li:: had disappeared. '
S mc of the shareholders, who were
practically bankrupted, held Isaacs
Lly responsible, and he gave his
for the total amount missing.
nann was maictea ana mil was
1 in charge of the case.
known that Kaufmann had
fcr Europe, but no clue to his
c1 outs could be found until his
who is in business in Lawrence,
. dropped a paper containing a
photograph of a hotel. Neither the
name of the hotel nor the name of the
city was mentioned, but a window
v ,'s marked, and above it were the
words "This is my room" in Kauf
Are: many difficulties the hotel
v Incased in Vienna, where Kauf
mann lived under the name of Marvin
Kent. Ho had ordered that his mail
he sent to a tourist's office in Berlin.
Ke called there, and Hill, who was ac
companied by Arthur Kugemann, of
N'aw York City, and a detective, ac
costed hirr. At first Kaufmann stout
ly denied his identity, but later he ad
d that he was the man and was
irtln Kaufmann in believed to
sailed from New York City on
Kaiter Wilhelm der Grosse on
23. The steamer was chased by
z, c:i which was a United States
ity Marshal with a writ to pre
Kaufmann's departure. The
however failed to overtake the
nni and Kaufmann conducted the
less in cotton goods in East
2 t i
fib street. A petition in bank-
y was filed against the firm on
h 22, but the creditors were un
to find Kaufmann.
mfmann had been located in
and he came near being ar-
lsrfc, but left for Berlin just
:zt was to be made.
IICOIvWORM IN FAR WEST.
-nirfcirn Tlr.rtor Savs It Came
There From Hawaii.
k:i Francisco, Cal. The hook
m disease has. been brought to
Francisco from Hawaii and the
at and hundreds of cases of hith-
unexplained dejection, laziness
supposed lack of moral initiative
w attributed to the inroads of
); Herbert Gunn, who directed a
:palgn of physicians against the
1 se, s"id:
I have treated more than 100
nf hookworm in this city. I re
Icast one death dqe to it, that
boy who died in the Lane Hospi
) years ago. The disease has
n known to exist in California
l in very rare instances .until
years ago. A colony of laborers
re born in the West Indies
re from Hawaii, and forty-
fnt. were found to be serl
. aff rtcd."
A FIXED EASTER DATE.
111 FWatei Church. Approves the
'in. Germany. The general
(f the State Church approved
i I" the suggestion to fix by
' fn an immovable date to be
as Easter Sunday. This is
fi as a convenience to both the
il the public,
rider, vice-president of the
1 Church Council, said that
1 had the matter under ad-
FOR BOY DESPERADO.
i;: ( rim?, Though ne Has Lived
But a Decade.
Ont. Cyril St. Armand,
ten years old, was sen
x: years for horse stealing,
years old he was con-
an nttemnt to wreeK a
gWian Pacific Railway train
m V U enabled him to escape
foli.-7s for this and a number of
1, .- lur tnis ana a 1
6lies which followed.
TAR HEEL CHRONICLES
News Notes Gathered From All
Parts of the Old North State.
Cherryville Has Big Fire.
Cherryville, Special. Fire which
had its origin in sparks from the lo
comotive of a passing freight train
Thursday afternoon left the best part
of the residential section of this town
in ashes. It was the most destructive
conflagration in the town's history
and the loss will reach upwards of
The sparks first set fire to J. M.
Beam's barn and then spread to his
residence, destroying both. The flames
spread to the dwelling occupied by J.
F. Weathers, druggist, then burned
the home of ex-Mayor Henry Houser,
both owned by D. E. Beam, and final
ly to the dwelling of J. H. Rudisill,
leaving all these substantial two
story houses in ashes. High winds,
combined with the fact that there, is
no fire fighting apparatus in the
town left it at the mercy of the
flames, though citizens worked man
fully to save the property. Hose
connection was secured from the j
Cherryville Manufacturing Company, I
but the pressure was inadequate to '
master the fire. The wide gap between
the doomed property and the busi-!
ness section war all that saved the
town from being wiped from the map. j
The losses and insurance so far as
they can bo oHn 1
J. M. Beam, $5,000, with $2,400 in
surance; D. E. Beam, $5,000, no in
surance; J. if. Kuuibxu
1800 insurance; J. F. Weathers $20i)
on furniture and Henry Houser $200
Terrible Boiler Explosion.
Selma, Special. As the result of
a boiler explosion Tuesday at Chas.
Creech's gin, near this place, one
man is dead, two fatally injured and
one seriously wounded, while several
are slightly injured.
A peculiarity about this explosion
is that it completely tlemolisi.ca ue
adjoining building, passing through
it and causing the roof to fall in.
The havoc wrought almost passed hu
man conception and was a sight from
which spectators turned their eyes j
L. S. Parrish, a farmer and patron
of the gin, was instantly killed, Wal
ter Stancill sustained a fractured jaw
bone and injuries at the base of the
skull. Dr. J. B. Person stated that
cerebral menningitis was almost in
evitable hi this case. Dock Bratton,
the engineer was scalded seriously,
probably fatally. Haywood Ellis sus
tained several scalp wounds, which
are not thought to be serious.
The acident is believed to be due
to negligence, as the engine was
guaged to 100 pounds and carried 150
pounds. Although the property was
completely wrecked, there was no in
surance. Silver Service For Departing Snpt,
Raleigh, Special. At the First
Presbyterian church the Sunday
school was thronged, the occasion be
ing the farewell to Hergert W.
Jackson, for several years superin
tendent of one of the Sunday schools
of this city. A number of teachers
from other Sunday schools were
present, representing several denomi
nations. A silver service was pre
sented to the retiring superintendent
who this week goes to Richmond to
become the president of a prominent
bank. The presentation speech was
made by Alfred A. Thompson, a
Mr. Poe Gets Loving Cup.
Raleigh, Special. it was announc
ed that the committee had awarded
the " loving cup" presented by Mrs.
Lindsay Patterson to the association
to Clarence H. Poe, for his book, "A
Southerner in Europe." This an
nouncement was greeted with great J
The pisentation of the cup was
male by Mr. Bryce in a few striking
words, in which he took occasion to
say he knew Mr. Poe and no one
brought a finer literary taste to his
Statesville Mill Curtails.
Statesville, Special. The States-,
ville Cotton Mill is now running only
four days a week. The mill people
say they are unable to sell their pro
duct at a profit. While the mill is
running on short time the mill op
eratives will not be charged house
POLK COUNTY, N. C,
State Senator Fleming a ad Son of
Harry Skinner Victims.
Greenville, Special. J. L. Flem
ing, State Senator from Pitt county,
and Harry Skinner, Jr., son of Unit
ed States District Attorney Harry
Skinner, were killed in an automo
bile wreck near here late Friday
Mr. Fleming was thrown from the
machine, breaking his neck and dying
almost instantly, while Mr. Skinner's
skull was fractured. Being rushed
to a hospital in Richmond, Va., he
died before the train reached Wil
son. Mr. E. G. Flanagan had three
friends, Messrs. J. L. Fleming, Harry
Skinner, Jr., and S. C. Wooten, out
for a ride in his automobile. They
had been a short distance in the
country and when about a mile from
town on their return overtook some
lumber wagons in the road. Mr.
Flanagan was driving his machine
at high speed and in turning out to
pass the wagons lost control of the
machine and it crashed with terrific
force into a tree by the roadside,
which turned it ever and almost com
pletely wrecked it.
Red Letter Day in Greensboro.
Greensboro, Special. Friday was
Greensboro's .busy day, the activities
embracing a big parade by the public
school children of the county, ad
dresses on public edducation by Dr.
S. A. Knapp, of the United States
Department of Agriculture, and Stale
Superintendent Joyner, an address
by Hon. James Brytee, the British am
bassador, a visit by the delegates .to
the national farmers' congress, new
in session in Raleigh, and an address
by Secretary of Agriculture Wilson.
The educational parade, which took
place at 11 o'clock, was the greatest
demonstration for public education
ever witnessed in this section. Head
ed by several hundred members of
the J. O. U. A. M., over ten thou
said ppupils of the public schools, of
Guilford county marched through the
principal streets of the city to the
auditorium, where they sang a num
ber of patriotic airs. The parade was
unique and imposing and was viewed
by thousands of A1 own and country
people, who lined the sidewalks and
cheered the children.
The first prize for the best ap
pearance in the line of march was
awarded to the graded school of the
Proximity cotton mill and the second
prize to the Asheboro street school of
the Greensboro graded schools. The
first prize for the most attractive ap
pearance in the line of march was
awarded to the Gibsonville graded
school and the second prize to the
Whe Oak mill graded school.
Following the exercises in the au
ditoium, State Superintendent Joy
ner made an address in the opera
house in the afternoon at 3 o'clock
to the teachers, commtteemen and
others interested in public education.
At the same hour Dr. S. A. Knapp
eddressed the women of Guilford
with special reference to the develop
ment of the rural schools.
Ten Thousand Pounds Sea Mullets.
Sold on Newbern Marke.
Newbern, Special. A rather un
usual sight was seen at th emarket
dock a few days ago. A fishing
scooner with 10,000 pounds of mullet
from the ocean came in and offered
the fish for sale in the open market.
The fish were rather small, but were
finally disposed of. The first price
asked was $150 for the whole load,
but what the sale price was has not
been learned. Quite a large amount
of fish is shipped from this market,
but the fish come here in boats be
longing to Newbern dealers and it is
unusual for an outside load to be
Funeral of Auto Victims.
Greenville, Special The funerals
of Mr. Harry Skinner, Jr., and ex
State Senator J. L. Fleming, who
were killed in the automobile acci
dent Friday evening, took place
Sunday, the former in the morning
and the latter in the afternoon.
Scores of sympathetic telegrams from
this and other States were received
by the bereaved families.
Farmers Congress Saturday.
Raleigh, Special. Thiry-seyen
States were represented at the session
Saturday of the farmers' national
congress at the A. and M. College. It
was the third day, though Friday was
a holiday. The delegates had a great'
deal to say about the impressions
they have received about North Car
olina, and may were heard to make
comment that this was the most pleas
ant meeting held by the organization.
The session began a little .late and
Vice President Stranger of Ohio pre
sided until President Cameron ar
rived and regularly opened the session.
IN ALL THINGS.
THURSDAY. NOVEMBER 11,1909.
Columbia Augusta Gave
Him ad Hand.
COLUMBIA L;iADS IN WELCOME
"Banqueted Saturday Evening at Co
lumbia and Takes Sabbath Rest at
Augusta His Southern Home.
The President 's afternoon in Col
umbia Saturday was filled with in
teresfc. He was entertained at iunch
eon in the chamber of the House of
Representatives at the State Capital
and remarked that South Carolina
was the first State officially to greet
him Within the walls of its Capitol.
The only other President ever to visit
Columbia was Washington whose stay
in the quaint old city is chronicled as:
having been an event in 1791. Like
President Taft, Washington was en
tertained at luncheon in the State
Capitol. The building which soused
President Taft today, however, was
not the same, though it is old enough
to b.ear the scars of a bombardment
from Sherman's army.
Following the evacuation of Colum
bia by Gen. Wade Hampton and the
occupation by General Sherman, the
entire business section of the city
Consequently the President Satur
day looked upon a strange admixture
of ante-bellum homes and skyscrapers
indicative of modern progress.
During his, long
automobile . ride
through the city, the President was
taken past the old Baptist church
where the secession convention as
sembled. Through the misdirection
of a native a Methodist church was
burned by the Northern army as the
supposed place of the inception of the
secession. The President also saw the
palatial old Preston mansion in
which Sherman established his head
quarters, and made a brief address
to the students of the University of
South Carolina, on the old campus sur
rounded by a hollow square of build
ings which have know no outward
change since the days of the civil war.
The many reminders of the conflict
of the sixites caused the President to
speak at the luncheon in his honor
with a fervor on the subject of the
passing of all sectiqnal feeling great
er than he has displayed at any other
city during his Southern trip. The
President also made a speech ,at the
State fair grounds.
After spending the entire after
noon in historic old Columbia, with
its many reminders of the withering
blast of the civil war. President Taft
arrived in Augusta at 8:30 o'clock
Saturday to rest until Monday when
he resumed his journay to Washing
ton. The President often speaks of Au
gusta as "home" and his reception
here, as he rode through erowded and
brilliantly illuminated streets leading
from the train to the home of Major
Joseph B. Cumming, whose house
guest he was, was in the nature of a
homecoming celebration. Mr. Taft
has stated several times that he was
a resident of Augusta when elected
President of the United States, that
is when the electoral votes were cast
at Washington. The Augusta people
are proud to claim him as their own
and hence the name of "Taft. Wil
liam H., President of the United
States, Terret cottage, Summerville. ' '
appears in the current city , directory.
It was from Augusta last winter that
the President-elect went to Washing
ton to take the oath of office.
' Mr, Taft had "been looking forward
to his visit to Augusta and the resi
dents' of the city made his stay as
pleasant as possible. They asked him
to make- only .fne speech during his
two days in town. Saturday night an
SLw William H. Taft JjgSjBiEj,
Subscription Price, $1.00
informal reception at the Cumming
home left the President free to retire
early for a much needed long night's
rest. Sunday he attended services at
the Church of the Good Shepherd,
Episcopalian; lunched with Landon
A. Thomas and dined quietly at the
Cumming 's home in the evening. Mon
day morning, bright and early, the
President played golf on the links of
the Country Club where he spent so
much time last winter when the
snows drove him from Hot Springs to
seek a warmer climate.
Destructive Cotton Fire at Norwood.
Wadesboro, Special. Telephonic
advices from Norwood tell of a fire
Sunday. About 7 a. m. fire was dis
covered at the cotton platform., on
which were 200 bales. Prompt meas
ures saved all but eight bales. The
platform was badly damaged. Short
ly before the fire was discovered two
men were seen about the platform
smoking cigarettes, bu th eorigin of
the fire is unknown.
Stop Work on Roads.
Burlington, Special. J. M. Brooks
and Son. subcontractors for $200,
000 road improvement in Alamance
county, on account of disagreement
between the civil engineer of the !
county and themselves, have thrown
up their contract and discontinued
work on the roads.
Attachments aggregating $2,000
have been filed by local creditors.
Butlers Get Naw Trial.
Raleigh, Special. The Supreme
Court of North Carolina granted ex
United States Senator Marion But
ler and his brother, Lester Butler,
editor of the Caucasian, ne.v trials
in the ease against them in Guilford
county, in which they were fined re
spectively $500 and $250 for criminal
libel against Chief Justice Spencer
B. Adams, of the Chickasaw Court
of Land Claims, Indian Territory,
now North Carolina Republican State
K. R. McCormick Meets Tragic Death
on Aeheville Yards.
Asheville. Special. K. R. McCor
mick of No. 29 Ashland avenue, a
switchman in the employ of the
Southern Railway on the local yards
was mashed between two cars on the
local yards last week and died at the
passenger sation in the emergency
room, where he was taken after the ;
Mr. McCormick was about 30 years
of age and had been with the railway
company aboil one year. Surviving !
is a widow.
WROTE HIS WILL ON THE WALL.
Brooklyn Man May Get Estate of
Savannah, Ga. Peter G. Leist, a
hermit, was found dead at his home
near Savannah. He was seated in a
chair, apparently staring at the wall
of his room, on which he had written
His property, which is considerable,
is left to his son, who is in school at
Sharon, Ga., or, in case of his death,
to Henry Dryer, of Brooklyn. N. Y.
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Cotton Mills Will Curtail.
Charlotie, Special. At a meeting
of all the cotton mills of Alamance
county hold at Burlington Saturday
it was unanimously resolved to curtail
production to the extent of two days
a "week or one-third time, until Feb
ruary next. The agreement goes into
effect immediately and every mill in
the county to the number of 26, sign
ed up. In the aggregate nearly 200,
000 spindles and (5,000 looms are
affected and nearly 20,000 operatives.
Meets Horrible Death on R. R. Track.
Thomasvi,le, Special. Saturday
night about 9 o'clock word was re
ceived here that Guy O. Burgess,
night operator of the Thomasville
Telephone Company, was killed about
five miles west of here by a train.
Soon after 7 o'clock the young man
was seen on the streets and was un
der the influence of an intoxicant.
He tried to board a moving train.
Seaboard Has $20,000,000 in Its
Asheville, Special. Mr. E. C. Dun
can, one of the receivers of the Sea
board Air Line, was in town Monday
at the request of Judge Pritchard,
who called Mr. Duncan here to dis
cuss certain features in connection
with the turning over of the Seaboard
Air Line to reorganization company
November 4. It is said that the road
has made money since it went into
the hands of receivers and that it will
be turned over with about $20,000,000
in the treasury splendid showing
for a receivership road.
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"When did I say that, ma?"
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the window. You said, .'No, I prefer
the udder kind.' "
"Well, ain't that all right? Tommy
asked me if I liko:l condensed milk.
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o . 1 " 1
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