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yOLUME 91 f PUBIIAM. N.a TUESDAY, JULY 11, 1911 NUMBER 88 Nirinrn riv IIiik 1 IULU UI Vcilstizj letter Ccseerxlzj Cesser Uy Krttr 17AS. WRinEri BY, Addressed 9 "Dick" Balllngcr and Hbracd 'Dlcr-Presldent TaflEx. presses CosHdrnce That Ms Brother I barles P. Taft, Did Sot Try to In. flursre Win. ' .Washington. July 11. The story of a vanishing letter, both add reused and signed "Dick." from Richard S. Ryan, ot New York, to Richard, A. Balllnger, then secretary of the interior, pur porting to show that Charles P, Taft bad Influenced bla brother, President . Taft to forward too alleged attempt of the Guggenheim interest to acquire Controllur buy, the only outlet (or large coal Odds In southern Alaska, figured. In a congressional Inquiry be gun yesterday. . The testimony before the house com mittee on expenditure In the Interior , department, and statement from the while house and from Cbaa. P. Taft'a office failed to lift the mystery en- I ahroudlng the alleged letter, Commis loDcr Dennett, of the general laud oflice, testified that be knew nothing of It and that he would not necessarily know of ita existence and such a letter ; was not recalled In any other quarter. Th letter was not to be found In the flit, though Miss M. F. Abbott a news paper writer, who will testify later, says she copied such a document from la official Bles. President Taft baa expressed con fidence. that bla brother never commu-i . nicated with him on the snpject, either orally or In writing. Miss Abbott, already subpoenaed as , . " witness, probably will appear before the CumuiUtf-e. Wednesday. Among the w ltcc tbs committee will summon far Ashman Drawn, a Se attle newspaper man, wbo waa private secretary to Secretary Ilallinger, and wbo, according to Mia Abbott, was present when she saw the alleged Ryaa-Balllnger letter. It was staled at the white bous that a careful ca iof the file lo the ex ecutive office failed to real any rec ord bearing la aiy way upon the Controller bay affair. The moat Important development yesterday was the testimony ot Com missioner Dennett, that the claimants represented by Richard 8. Jtyan, of New York, said to represent the Gug genheim Interests, had benefitted by the omission of one prnislon In, the final official papers. Mr. Dennett said that when tbe executive ordar opening the Controller bay land to entry reached his office It contained provision under which entrymen could not file on the land for 60 days after tbe order was Issued, In ctmie way or other, he did not know bow, be said, this provision was lst or eliminated before tbe final promulgation of tbe order. Arrested lor Selling . Conds Without License Raleigh, July 10. Following the rwoent arrest of C. C. Whitehead, at High Point last week on th chares of selling Investment bonds without th stat license from the state do i paiiment of Insurance under the set of th recent legislature, at the In slanre of the state commissioner of Insurance, that official has directed th arrest of parties st Athevlll wbo bave b-en there some time sell ing! or trying to sell bonds In tho North Mmiskngc Realty and Invest ment company. Commissioner Youne says h proposes to put, forth every effort to see that tbl Isw Is enforced. Increase In Automobile In Htaie, Rabigh. July 11. -Th multiplica tion if automobile In this state Is something remarksblo. Twenty-two ne machines were registered with th secretary ot state today snd one day taut week there w r 4 net reglai allnni. During In ten days Of Jd:r tlier bav been 2i refla tratlons ''. - - in tf- i 1 ; f Free Voting Certificate This Is m-purst and illMlml vot .rotn the "Nomlrifttlnic , CoMpen," ami sny i'oniestsnt or .Nominator msf collect as many ss imsftthlc snd vote them. , ' THIS CKKTHKWTK KSTIlI-FJt Mr,, Mrs. or Mis . . . . . . . . ....... Nsine of C'sndliUte to be (Ke4 for Of ............ Hiate .. TO TF.S (10) I'KF.K VOTKS t This Free Anting Certificate miiM ! In tlw Recorder offlre not Inter tl.sn Frlly, ta b July 1 1. 1011. TIIR Dt RltAM RlXtmt)Kn tX)STEST MAVAOEMHXT. GETTING HEADY , IFOR VETERANS Yl..!at;.a Prrpirlai for Slate Ruslon la Ausosl Wilmington, July 11. From the number 'of .notifications which are be ing received by those In charge, It is expected that attendance records of the past few years will be broken when tM state organization of United Confederal veterans meets here for .the annual session. The convcutlou will meet the first week In August, and it is cxpectcde that there will be at least two thousand visitors. The greater part of these will be battle scarred veterans' who fought and suf fered tu tlw great conflict between tho states In defensce of their beloved oitiblaud. This yearly meeting Is looked forward to with great interest by the old veterans and It Is propos ed to' make their visit here one which they will long remember. ' . Tbe Joint committee Is now bard at work on arrangements for tho con vention and plans are progressing rapidly. Captain W. P. Oldham, to whom report as to boarding and lodging for the veterans are being submitted stated today that fine pro gress Is being luade with this feature of arrangements for the convention. There are s number of boarding houses and restaurants which have granted reasonable rates for enter tainment of the veterans during their stay In the city. As has been announced before Cape Fear Camp United Confederate Veter ans of this city will make arrange ments to pay the board and lodging of any ot the veterans who are unable to do so themselves. In order that this msy be availed of by the veterans fit will be necessary for those wbo ex pect to benefit by this policy to notify the cp hers promptly so that all arrangements may be made. Much Interest Is being displayed In the convention by tbe various camps throughout the" state and Wilmington figuratively and literally fs waiting to receive the honored Isliors with a Ide rqien arms and that cordial spirit of hospitality which ever marks the at tltude of this city toward the stranger wttblu her gates. T ! ? f i SHERIFF SHOT '.III IVho Dynamite. Railroad Sale and Secured II Asheville. July 11. The station of the Carolina, Clinchfleld aud Ohio rail road at Marlon Junction was fljna niited early Monday morning and prac tically wrecked, the Iron safe bating been demolished, the windows blown out snd the roof torn off. Only (t oo was In the safe at the time tnd this was Uknn by the robbers, supposed to curmktt of three men. The wreckers placed dynamite on top of tbe safe and blew a bole In It tilling the bole afterward with dyua- mlto, and blew the safe open, Incident ally wrecking the station. Sheriff Ma.vbbiirn, uf Marlon, tjutity seal ot McDowell started In pursuit of the robbers with bloodhounds, -but ,thr robbers rinded them, coming In the direction of Asheville. jut night wben a Southern fr ight train pulled into Old Fort three men were seen to alight." The sheriff, who bad come to Old Fort In pursuit,, st- lempled to talk to th men, when on of them ran and commenced Bring. Sheriff Marshburn was struck In the ankle and painkilly Injured. A posse of cltlsens of Old Fort took up the pursuit? and one of the posse, s car rier boy, name unknown, was shot In the srm. The robbers escaped to the mountains followed by almost thj en tire malo nonul.itlon of the vllase. fherlff Ilufnhliurn was takon lo his home at Marlon for nv-dioal treatment and several of bis deputies s-ntn OK! Fort, where they srrlved st t o'cioe tod.ty to take up an organized search for tbe dnperoe.' 5 I I BY YEGG! Recorder Announces the Great Popularity Subscription and Voting Contest Begins Today With $1,500 In Rich Prizes to ' Be Given Away Absolutely Free. $425 Cote Piano First Prize. The Recorder announces to ita many friends the beginning of .the most .tremendous popularity and contest ever attempted, by. a news paper this far south. $1,510 In rich prizes win be given sway absolutely free to those partici pating In this great enterprise. The prizes are handsome and val uable and well worth every moment ot the time siient In securing tncni. What the Contest Is For. This voting contest is launched to Increase the subscription list of the Recorder an t to assist the Recorder to reach its aim by being the best snd newsiest semi-weekly In the state, and second best to none In the south. , , - i To do this the management con ceived the Idea of giving Sway sev eral magnliltent . premiums to the men, women, girls and boys who are willing to assist In this sensational ampaign. This plan has called in to consultation the very best deliber ation the Hecorder affords. How Contest Will lie Conducted. For tbe purpose ot conducting this contest on the' best principles and business plan, the Recorder has entered into a contract with The American Music Company of Jack sonville, Fls , a firm that has a fam ous reputation for conducting many contests throughout the' south, and their Interesting and modern busi ness Is a guarantee to all the contes tants of abeo.ute fairness In every re spect The American Music Company Is represented by Mr,. Edna Morrison very efficient and popular content manager, who baa bad much expert' ence In this- work. Mrs. Morris will : bave entire charge of the contest and of the subset Iption department and any one wishing to take part In the contest or desiring to learn the par ticulars will receia all Information by writing or phoning Mrs. Morris at tho Recorder office. If you want a beautiful Cote Piano for your home and at absolutely no cost to you, nominate yourself nnd start to work st once. Remember an rly start wins many a race. The contest manager urges every one who Is considering entering the contest to do so at once for there is sure lo be a great response to tbls announcement. Prises such ss the Recorder s offering do not go beg in.. Keep yonr eyes open snd look for the Interesting, features th.al wilt be put on In connection with this fam ous contest. ' (irand Prise, Th first prize Is a handsome. high grade HJ5 Cote Piano, a much admired and coveted prize by all wbo know, tbe merits of the Instru ment. The beautiful mahogany case is double enecred, highly polished cum At Calling of Election lor Bonds tor Farm life School "1 am certainty glad you fellows got the board of county commission era to can that election for a farm Ufa school," said Colonel Bench 1 11 Cameron at tbe station this tiioruln,? as he was preparing to board the train for Raleigh. .'"Durham county must be one of the flrat to secure the school. There ar only ten of these schools to be established this year, and Durham county must have on of these. Dur ham county has always prided Itse'f on being progressive. If It Is to keep up this reputation, we must bav one of the schools. ' "Where do you think the school should t located?" Colonel Camerou wss aiked. "Let's doa't talk about the loca tion yet awhile. We have got to got to work nd secur the school, and then there will b plenty of time talk about the location." Colonel Cameron . Is one of the many citlzemi of the county who are enthusiastic lor the establishment ot the srhcol, and from present Indica tions, th election to be held on An gust 29th will txi everwheimlngly in favor of tho Uv.-s.riio at bonds. w. ra msmioml SBBMHBWBgSHgSHgSHgagMgSgfJH hna seven and one-tliird octaves, the I keys. of tbe bcBt white ivory. Three uniHon.1 with overstruiiE babs. the strings pf the bent German imported testantg must bo paid to tho content bronze. The unimpeachable work- manaser within oiy? week or votes manship is perfected In the appear- will not be allowed. . shce of the Instrument, It having a 2. Subscribers are cabtioned to plainness that always attracts. This demand a receipt for all money given piano will be given as first prize to i0 contestants. the one securing the greatest number . Tbe contest manager's signa of votes during, tbe contest. , ' ture must be affixed to votes before Tbe Recorder hag spared licit hot game are of value in the contest time nor expense in getting up this 4. nalloU cannot bo bought. The contest and will be able to give a contest will be run on a square basis very attractive list of grand prizes In for all, votes can only be obtained by the next Issue. But don't wait to securing subscriptions either prepaid learn what tbe other prixes are, aim- or renewals, or by sending the Free ply aim high and work for the urand Ballot from tho pa"cr. Cote Piano. I If you do not want to enter. Then get to work'and help some other win the piano or one of the other prizes. candidate or voter In the contest. The management, has decided to 6. Candidates will not be restrlct offer to the citizens of Durham and cd to any territory, but may secure Durham caunty an opportunity to subscribers anywhere, enter the greatest and most exciting r. Oniy nominating coupon en competition ever held In this sec- titling the nominee to One Thousand tion, and everyone Is invited to Join votes will be allowed each contest in the fun. Don't refuse our invita- ant. , . . - tion, to' it won't do you any good 8. Voting cast on minor prize for you to have to come in later, and that will be offered in the contest tbe sooner the better. will also be counted on the piano To cnake competition as keen as and furniture but only vote secured possible, the Recorder will give away in at advertised time will be counted ABSOLUTELY FHEB to those secur- on minor prizes. . ing the greatest number of votes in 9. Votes cannot be transferred to this contest, several prizes which are another contestant enumerated 'below. Every prize Ib 10. Contestants must cgrte to ac wcll worth every effort that you put cept all rules and conditions. ' forth, to win It So send, in your 11. Any contestant who becomes name as a contestant otf the name dissatisfied and tries to create a dls 'of a friend that you thlnkSould like cord In the contest? bis or her name to win a valuible niize, such ss the will be dropped from the rce. Recorder Is offer iu . -1 12. Acy question that may occur Tbe cen&M is free for all to enterfbetween contestants will be settled and costs nothing to win; all the' by the contest manager and bis de Recorder asks is the co-operstion of hi friends and readers to make this (contest an enthusiastic and friendly struggle for. leadership. How to F.ote. Just clip the nomination coupon from this jsner and Bit in the name of the person you wish to enter as a contestant with the address written plainly. If you do not bave a nomi nation coupon Just send in the name and address of the one you wish announced as a candidate. The name ot th nominal r will not be di vulged. - Scale of Vote. Votes will be allowed on new, re newal and back subscriptions accord ing to the following scale: Scale of Vote. !$ months...,! -SOJ 500' 800 1.500 3,500 ..on 1 year 1.00 1.000; years ....1 , 2.00 2.000; years . ...! 3.00! OflOi years , . years . . years . . yesrs'. 4.00; 7.5ii(M 9.000 ,.! r..no lo.ono; , .; 7.001 13,000; ,.! 10.00 ZO.OOnj ,. 15.00 40.000j 12.500 1 6,000 jr.,000 years 5,000) 15 years .. .j :S.OOJ3.00n 1 00,000 People Are Fast Flocking lo Cities, Says Census Bnrean Washington, July . Tbe people of tbe United Sat:- ar steadily desert ing the country and the farm for the (urmoll and delights of the city and town, arrorilliu- to statistics made public yesterday by tb census bureau. During the p.t ten years the per centage ot iH-;'e living in cities or other lurorpur.tied places of more than 2,500 Inhabitants, Increased from 40.5 to 48.3 of the I :aU Twenty years ago only 81 per rnt of the tot si popula tion lived In siKb Incorporated place. In classifying the 1910 census re turns the burcm call that portion ot the population la Incorporated cities or towns of 2,'nO or more Inhabitants urban anu the remainder rural On tbls basis. In 1910. 42.623.353, or 48.3 per cent of the total lived in urban ter ritory and 4V.i8.S83, or 63.7 p.Mr cent in rjal territory. Death of IMlXm Child.' The eight month old child of Mr. and Mrs. C. o. Vlckers died about noon Sunday at their bom on Proc tor street. The funeral aerviees were conduced from th home this after noon at 4 o'clock by Rer. W. C. Bar rett and the Interment was at Maple- wood. ' DESERT FAR M MID COUNTHY Contest x govern- Fcllowing are tbe rules ing the contest: 1. All collections made by con- 5. No employes of the Recorder or a member of his or her family will be permitted to participate either as cision will be final .13. The right to reserve or reject the name of any contestant for cause also to alter these rules, should occs sion demand. 14. I'nrlcr no condition will the nominal jr's name, bo divulged. 15. Contestants may withhold their votes until they wish to cast them. Until they are cast your standing will not be published The manager will bo always ready to explain anything regarding the contest Very respectfully, EIXA MORRIS, Contest Manaser, Jive Ik Children a Chance. A child 1 a wonder. This hat been demonstrated by work done by small children In newspaper contest throughout 'he country. Why don't you nominate your child In the Re corder's greit popularity and voting contest? In many contests children win out, as they have a distinct way of appealing to the subscribers j Surely It would be a profitable vara iilon if your child should win a It:: piano to be given away in the Re- icorder contest fHTEfl THE IE T Parly Members Want Strong Han tor Senatorial Candidate ; It was learned here this morning thst the republicans of North Caro lina are ronsderlng seriously the en terltig oi n strong msn in their party as a candidate for the toga now worn br Senator Simmons. The fnu- cornered -fight In tbe democratic ranks has caused much discussion among the republicans of the state and If the next convention so acts republican will be named to entjr the race. While many republican believe they, would stand some chsnce, others think It would b help In holding every republican voter at the next election. HARDWARE DEALERS TO MEET. Convention fteing Held at' Asheville. too Delegates Eedetl. . Asheville. July It Th Hardware dealers of th Csrollnas met here In annual session today and wilt con tinue In session through Friday. A very large attendance is looked for. and, in fact, about 1"0 delegates hav already arrived. It Is expected that fully 4000 delegates will b In attendance and dealers expect the convention to be of more than usual Importance. . 1 HO END TO LIST OF Delegations See Governor in Interest ot Their Friends Two of the latest delegations to wait on tbe governor In the Interest of can didates for tho corporation commls- louershlp to, succeed the late Henry Clay Brown were from Northampton county and from Raleigh, the former in the Interest of fcaptain Thoma3 W. Mason and the latter in the interest of E. L. Harris, of Raleigh, who Is be ing pressed by the Merchants Associa tion, be being the state secretary. The Northampton delegation was compos ed of B. S. Gay, C. G. Peebles, J. A. Warrell and Sheriff Joyner. The Ral eigh delegation for Harris included J. Simms, E. iC. Brougbton and J. B. Pierce. A number of new candidates are be ing added to the list of those being pressed upon the governor for con sideration. J. Rom Smith, of Randolph county, and G. B. D. Parker, of Duplin county, being the latest Major H. A. London, of PlUsboro, is not a candi date in the sens'c that he has any for mal application with the governor. However, bis friends have ascertain ed that he would accept and are urg ing the governor to give him tbe place. Kx-Jiulge A. C. Avery has presented to tbe governor the claims of For mer Commissioner Pearson, of ; Mor- gantou. The friends ot Captain Tom Mason believe that if the governor does not ecide to give the place to his close personal and political friend, E. L Travis, of Halifax, that it will certain ly go to Captain Mason. Many are taking the view that the appointment of Captain Mason would givo pleasure to practically every clement in the emocratic party. , Fifty Persons Driven Insane by the Heat Washington, July 10. Driven Insane by the Intense beat of the pact week, fifty persons, twenty ot,them nvnsn. are neinR neia in tne wasningion asylum hospital for observation. Dr. D. Percy Hickling. chief coonsulting physician at tho hospital, expresses tbe belief that most of the patients will recover. DEATH OF AN . AGED CITIZEN Mr. H. L. Carlton Died at His Home Sunday Allernoon Mr. M. L. Carlton, one of tbe oldest residents of Durham, died at his. borne on East Trinity avenue Sutidny afternoon after an Illness of several months. 111 death was due to a complication of diseases and was not unexpected. At bis bedside st the time of Els death were bis three children. Luther M. Carlton. of Roxboro; N. C. Carlton and Miss tola Carlton, of Durham, and Mrs. Csrlton. Mr. Carltor. was born In Wake county 83 years ago. In 18.6. while still a young man, be engaged In the furniture business In Durham, own ing the first furniture store that was operated hcrt. Later he engaged m farming In Wake county, but remov ed to Durham again 12 years to lie was engaged In contracting an-1 building until bis health failed some Inn? ago. He was a member of the North Durham Baptist church was also a member of the Odd Fellows. The funeral services will be con ducted from the residence this af ternoon at S o'clock and th Inter ment will be at Maptcwood cemetery. The pall bearers are: 1. It. Elliott, A. 1.. Phlpps. 8. J. Rogers. W. D Holland, J. D. Prldgva and i. V. Woody. little Um Window ltepl-el. Tbe Plate class at the It. A. Raid- win and Hon store, which was broken br the storm several weeks ago, la being replaced by Contractor 1. G. Lawreac. CANDIDATES Nomination Coupon , DllUI AM RECORDER CVSTIST W;r.lHTMEXT ' 9 V IIRIIAM.X. C. 1 WISH TO SOM1XATU A3 CANDIDATE IX YOt It CONTEST XAMK w mm w ta t at ADDIIKMS J- . w vu- w at. . .. This Cnapoa Entitle th Nominee to l.noo Votes, IISTITUTE FOR TIE JIMS Will Be Held at County Hone Monday July 31st QUESTION BOX A FUTURE Farmers are Asked to Bring Books and Pencils and Take Notes Prizes Will he Given for Brst Loaf of Bread Rest Torn and Finest Pig Exhibited. A farmers' institute will b: bld at the Durlium county homo Monday, July 31, linger the auspices of the state department of agriculture. The Insti tute will be held by Mr. Franklin Sher man, ot tho department ot agriculture aud assistants who will discuss agri cultural topics ot interest to th farmers. : 1 The Institute will begin at 10 o'clock on Monday morning and will continue throughout tbe day. In the afternoon a question box will be opened and a general discussion held.' The farmers are requested to bring books and pen cils to take notes on whatever topics Interest them. A woman's Institute will bo held also on tbe same date and at the cams place. Tbe institute will be conduct ed by Mrs, C. R. Hudson and others, and a number ot topics of Interest to tbe farmers' wives and daughters will be discussed. . A premium of 81 will be given for the best loaf of bread baked and ex hibited by a girl or woman living on the farm. Premiums of $1' each will also be given for the best Ave ears of pure bred corn and for the best pure bred pig between 8 and 13 weeks of age exhibited by a man or boy living on tho farm. , - ' 263 Horse's Burned lo Death In Chlcsso Chicago, July 10. Fire of unknown origin early Sunday destroyed the stables of the Arthur W. Dixon trans fer company, burned two hundred and sixty-three horse to death and caused $.")00,0o0 damage. Scores of firemen narrowly escaped death when the roof caved In. s Fire Sunday afternoon destroyed the furniture warehouse of the.W. C. Reeble i.Hros.. causing $100,000 dam- iacc. Hot weather made tbe work of the Bremen doubly onerous. Tobacco Sold In Only Five Towns In June Rallkh. July 11. Sales of lest to bacco were reported from only live markets In North Carolina during June, tbls month being always on of tbe very shortest of the tobacco year The total sales were 288.307, tbe towns snd their sales being: Win- ston-Salem, t7.360; Reldsvllle, 17,- jRl; Durham, 8,340; Mt. Airy, J -094; Monestille, 2.632. DUU.t.lST TO MEET. Vorth Carolina Pharmaceutical Asso ciation at Morehesd City. Morchead City, July ll-Th ' North Carolina Pharmaceutical As sociation meets at tb Atlantic Hotel here tomorrow for a three days' ses sion. Prof. James If. Hcsll, ot Ohio, considered one of the most able pharmacists In the 1'nlted State will address the association Wednes day evening In th convention ball ot tbe Atlantic lintel. At least 300 of the leading druggists ot the state ar expected to hear him. Th At lantic Hotel gives a. masked ball on Thursday evening complimentary to the association. Hetrn Heath tn Richmond. Richmond, Vs., July 11. Peven death from th heat this summer, four during the present spelt, ar listed by tho city health flaord. This record I unprecedented In tb his tory of Richmond. Mr. Mahry I Atlantic City. Past Exatted Ruler W. A. Mabry pf the Durham lodge, ot Elks left this afternoon to attend th grand lodge meeting at Atlantic City.