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VOL. VII NO. 42. Salisbury N. G., Wednesday, October 4th, 1911. Wm. H. Stewart, Son an SHOPMEN uN HARRIMAN LINES STRIKF Traffic Not Inteouptad, General Manage Says Strike Is Uncalled For. Chicago, Sept. 30.—'Tin threatened strike of the shop1 men on the Harriman lines t< enforce recognition of theii newly-organized federatioi became a reality today. Tht number of men who quit it the fifteen States affected was estimated at between 20,001 and 30,000 by the union men, although Julius Kruttschnitt, vice president of the Harri man lines, in a statement to night, said the number was much smaller. Reports from most of the points indicated that the men walked out without demon stration and uo rioting was repoited. Traffic was continued with out interruption and the rail road heads say that the shop mens’ strike, even if extend ed, would not interfere with transportation. ± uoBiiiKcuiupi wac* gciicicti throughout the middle West and in the South. The men had received notices from the international presidents o; the five crafts directly involv ed and when the hour care they laid dowu their tools. At New Orleans, where the strike already had extended from a strike of the Illinois Central clerks and the men had been out several days, two men received jail sen tences for violation of Federal injunctions restraining them from interfering with the company s property. In the far West it was said by the six roads a small per centage of workers responded to the strike call. Vice President Kruttschnitt issued the following statement: “At many of the inter mediate points on the Union and Northern Pacific lines, shop forces were laid off to reduce working time and ef fect reduction of expenses. At other points no men at all went out and at some points only one or two. “Train schedules on all lines are normal and the maintenance of regular sche dules will in no manner be interrupted.” The men involved are divid ed into the following groups, according to the union men: Machinists 10,000; boiler makers 4,000; blacksmiths 3, 000; car men 11,000; clerks 1,000; miscellaneous workers 1,000. W. L. Markham, vice presi dent and general manager of the Illinois Central, issued a circular to employes ot the road tonight characterizing the demands of the men as radical, relating the history of the negotiations and charg ing that the contracts be tween the men and the unions had ^not been abrogated by the necessary thirty days notice. Concluding, he said: “It is well known that the international officers of at least some of the crafts sups ported our positions and bit terly opposed violating their contracts by consenting to call a strike on the Illinois Central. The conservatives seemed to be in the minority, however, and the result is one of the most uncalled for walk outs of labor in the history of this country. The Illinois Central has not sought this controversy and has no quarrel with organiz ed labor as such, but it will use all the resources at its command to retain such con trol of the management as will enable it to continue the exercise of public functions for which it was created, and which subsequent events have shown it could not have con tinued to exerc’se, had the management consented to enter negotiations with the organization which i3 primar ily responsible for this trouble.” -• -- Saturday evening, at Newton Ed Sherrill, onl., risked hie lift to stop a ruuaway horse drawing a buggy in wh oh a little whit< girl was confined. Thoee wh< witnessed the negro’e heroism im mediately awarded him a neai sum of money. i . Woodrow Wilson Sms Corporations Hire No Right To Privici. r Governor Wilson, in his In dianapolis address, made most ! emphatically the point that • the corporations have none of i the rights of private individ • uals and must be treated sole ly as the public welfare demands: “A modern joint stock cor poration cannot in any proper sense be said to base its rights and powers upon the princi ples of private property. Its powers are wholly derived from legislation. It possesses them for the convenience of business at the suferance of the public. Its stock is widec ly owned, passes from hand to hand, brings multitudes of men into its shifting part nerships and connects it with the interests and the invest ments of whole communities. It is a segment of the public; bears no analogy to a partner ship or to the processes by which private property is safe-guarded and managed, and should not be Buffered to afford any covert whatever to those who are managing it. Its management is of public and general concern, is in a very proper sense every body’s business.—“Success Magazine.” Some Timely Rema ke Oo i Very Impart ing though Somewhat Neglected Subject. The members of the brother lio ) 1 Bible class oi St. Luke's K^uoopal Church, of which Hon. John 8. Henderson is instructor, will never be able to plead ignor ance of the law and the gospel Mr. Henderson is thoroughly oon veraantwith Bible truth and oapa ble of imparting it to others. Id a recent statement he made the following remarks on what most church people consider a primary requisite for Christian ohurob. character; "The hope of the world is the children. How true and yet how eadly has the training of the chil dren been negleotedl Nothing however is or can be of greater importance. Every hour of youth is trembling with eternal destiny. The children of today will be the society, the Churoh and the na ion of to-morrow. Originally in the Christian Church oatohetical instruction was a preparation for baptism. Some of tba cateobetical schools, as that of Alexander, be oame famous for their highly learned oharaoter. All along the ages there have been oateohists and oatechisma. Today every Christian body has its oatechisms, and there is no better way of im parting the truths of the Chris tian religion. We find the world used by Shakespeare in Othello, where he makes the clown say: "I will oateohue the world for him; that is make questions, and by them answers.” The Jews were and are very careful to keep the command about teaching their children the tacts and prin ciples of their religion. We Christians have the highest possi ble motive for keeping God’s laws, not in the outward, literal form alone, but in the inward and spir itual signifnanoe of the same. The faith once for all delivered to the saints has been passed on to us. We must see that it is pass ed on in its fullues to and under stood in its richest sense by the children who come after the sacred trust. Jesus Christ told His dis oiples to “go and baptise all na tions, teaohing them to observe all things whatsoever, I have com manded you.” The Jewish rabbi laid the utmost importance on the teaching of the young, saying, "Children must not be kept from sohocl even to build the Temple,” and the "true guardians of tbe oity are the teachers.” It’s Equal Don’t Exist. N- one haa ever made a aalve, ointment or balm to compare with Buoklen’a Arnica Salve. It’a the 1 one perfeot bealer of Cute, Corns Burns, Bruises, Sores, Soaldsi ' Boils, Ulcers, Eoaeipa, Salt Rhe i am. For Sore eyes, Cold Sorea, ’ Ohapped Hands or Sprains it’s i supreme. Unrivaled for piles. | Try it. Only 26c at All Druggists. ITALY DEGLARES WAR ON TURKEY. “Sick Mm" Eotirtilas Feeble Hope Yel That Powers Will Save Him. Following the declination of the demands embodied in its ulti matum to Turkey, Friday after noon Italy formally declared war upon Turkey, and immediate steps were taken for the seizure of Tripoli, the bone in the pres ent contention. It was unofficially announced tonight that Turkey had decided not to oppose an armed resistance to the ocoupant of Tripoli, the government hoping by this meth od that Italy will not treat the Tripolitans as a oonquered peo ple, and farther trusting in a for lorn hope that some of the powers will yet step in and save Turkey from further embarrassment. Turkey is thoroughly frightened; the cabinet hat resigned, and the quiok, determined action of Italy has created confusion in a procrastinating empire for years spoiled by the long-suffering for bearanoe of other and more pow erful nations. ' me trouble between Turkey and Italy which culminated tbie afternoon in a declaration of war at Borne dates back to 1878, when with the making of the treaty concluding the Rubso Turko war, the powers are under stood to have agreed to permit Italy a ‘‘pacifio penetration of Tripoli.” Turkey olaims that this right has been respected ever sinoe. Italy has colonized Trip oli until her interests in that Afrioan province are very grest. She has asserted, however, that her subjects have been mistreated by the Ottoman authority and constantly discriminated against. Frequent disputes have arisen but the prolonged negotiations have never resulted satisfactorily to Italy. At the time that the Franco Qerman differences regarding Moroooo were acute, Italy turned her attention again to- Tripoli and in subsequent negotiations with Constantinople set forth that many outrages against her subjeots had been perpetrated and for whioh no redress had been made. She assumed a de cisive attitude and presently be gan the mobilization of her army and navy. Italy 8 standing army id 1910 1911 numbered approximately 235,000 men and 14 000 officer*, but a far greater number could be put in the field in oa*e of ne cessity. The Italian navy con list* in ve**el* commissioned, built or building, fifteen battle ships, nine armored ornisers and gun vessels, thirty-six destroyers, an equal number of first-olass torpedo boats and twenty-two submarines. In the naval foroe there are approximately 81,000 men. As a whole the Italian navy is generally ranked fifth among nations. As seamen the Italians are skilled and ingenious. They have oonstruoted some re markable war vessels. Naval lists show that Turkey has a fighting strength of nine coast defense ironolads, fire pro tected ornisers, six torpedo ves sels, one gunboat, twenty-one torpedoboat destroyers, twenty seven torpedoboata and two sub marines. As oompared with the greater nations this array is a negligible quantity. The nomi nal strength of the Turkish navy is 920 officers, 80,000 sailors, be sides about 9,000 marines. me empire is divided into ■even army oorpa districts and there are two independent divi aiona at Medina and Tripoli, re spectively. The total fighting strength is close to a million men and by the existing recrnitiug laws all Mnssnlmans are liable to military service. London, Sept. 29.—Affairs de veloped today with extraordinary rapidity. A state of war exists between Italy and Turkey and hostilities have began. No sooner had the time limit fixed in the ultimatum expired than, ignoring Turkey’* concilia tory request for a period of delay, Italy deolared war. The Turkish representatives in Italy were handed their pasaportf. The Tnrkish commander at Tripoli was asked to surrender the town but declined and Italian forces immediately ooeupied Tripoli and Benghasi. Apparently the Turks offered no resistance, but this is only an assumption, as immediately on landing the Italians evidently seised the telegraph lines. „. GENERAL MATTERS OF INTEREST. Big Events lUucsd to Little Paragraph for the Readers of This Paper. Aviator Robert G. Foaler Sun day abandoned hit trant-conti nental flight because his engint will not carry him over the Sier ras as it will not “bite” the thir air. He made two unsuccessful attempts near Emigrant Gap, Cal., Sunday. As he was dese crating the Sabbath he deserved to fail. A carload of strike-breakers on their way to New Orleans over the Illinois Central were stoned by a mob as they pasted through Me Comb, Miss., Sunday morning. Windows were broken and several of the m6n were injured by brok en glast or by being hit with etones. The men finally used the car seats to barricade the win dows. A trainman in the yards here made the statement that there were approximately seventy five cars in the yards with knuckle pint missing. Who re moved them it not known. M. N. Anderson, who has inter ested Northern capitalists in fi nancing a trolley line from Eas ley to Abbeville, via Anderson, S. C., expects to organize a com pany thiB week to bnild the road. Mr. Patterson has been in the North conferring with his baok era, and on his return has stated that everything looks favorable and iB in readiness to go ahead with the work. At present Mr, Patterson is engaged in making necestary preliminary arrange ments at Abbeville and EaBley. The road will be abont 60 miles in length and will traverse excel lent farming lands. Anderson, 8. C„ Oot, 1.—Sam uel Hyde, the young white man who slew his wife and her father July 18, and who is wader sent ence to hang October 20, has pro fessed conversion and has ad dressed a letter to the congrega tion of the First Baptist ohurob asking that he be baptised and reoived as a member of that church. Eight children of Mr. and Mri. William Diae of Heshbcn, near Indiana, Pa., ranging in age from 18 years t j 8 months, were burned to death Sunday when fire destroyed the family home. The parents, after discovering the flames, left the children in their beds and went to the first floor where they made an attempt to extinguish the fire. The blaze spread rapidly, however, and they were unable to rescue the little ones. Londoc, Oot. 1.—Oat of a per feot maze of conflicting reports and rumors it is utterly impossi ble at this stage to sift the grains of truth concerning the opening days of the Turoo-Italian war. It appears even doubtful whether there has been any actual occupa tion of Tripoli, and it is practic ally certain that there has been no bombardment by the Italian warships. an oomiia bibu udi uaiu uuru uuo reported destruction of the Turk ish fleet is untrue. In fact, the only result of the first three dsys’ hostilities which oan be vouohed for is the destruction of the Turk ish destroyers by the Duke of the Abruzzel’s ships off Prevesa, The Tripoli oable is closely seat ed, so that it is impossible for the outside world to know what is going on theie. The Ottoman government dear ly is not in a hurry and the most significant news of the day is the decision of the Turkish oounoil again to appeal to the powers, and in the meentime suspend of fensive meisures. Late tonight this new appeal had not reached the Br tish government and there is nothing to indioate that the attitude of the powers has under gone any change. , ----• ---- (jives Aid to Strikers. Sometimes liver, kidneys and bowels seem to go on a strike and refuse to work right. Then yo« need those pleasant little strike breakers—Dr. King’s New Life Pills—to give them natural aid and gently compel proper action, Excellent health soon follows Try them. 860 at All Druggists, GREAT LOSS Of LIFE AND PROPERTY. ; Big Dam at Austin. Pa., Briaks and Floods Sefiral Towns in tbs Vallij. Excited reporters armed with . endless pencils Saturday sent out i the story of the bursting of a mammoth dam at Austsn, Pa., which was summarized as fol lows: Dam of the Bayless Fulp & pa per Co. burst one mile and a half uorth of town. 400,600.000 gallons of water rushed down upon the town. Between 860 and 1,000 persona were drowned, orushed or burned to death Hundreds of others are believ ed to have been swept away by the great torrent. Fire follows bursting of natural gas mains. Scores of poisons oaught be neath debris and slowly cremat ed. Over 1,000 buildings wreoked. Heavy rains of past two weeks oaused reservoir to fill for first time since erected two years ago. Food supply has been swept away. Physicians, nurses and supplies being rushed from surrounding towns over the mountain* to Austin. Governor Tenor has ordered State health and oharity officials to the scene, together with Ad* jutant General Stewart and a large force of State police. Austin has a population of 8,* 200. Costello, town of 450 popula tion, below Austin, also swept away. Two-thirds of oitissns believed to have perished. The faots in the oase, which are bad enough, do not justify muoh of the above. We giye them as near as possible below: Coudeersport, Pa , Sept. 80.— With a roar that could be heard for miles the great dam of the Bayless Pulp & Paper Co., at Austin, Pa., fourteen miles from here, weDt ont at 2:80 o’olook thiB afternoon. Forty bodies had i been recovered from the ru'ns when darkness cams this evening and it is estimated that full four hundred are unaccounted for and are believed to be dead. lhe dam, whioh waa 680 feet long aud 49 feet high, was 82 feet th.ck at the base aud held back more than five hundred million gallons of water. For tne first time since its oonstruotion two years ago the water waa running over the top today and many per ioo8 went out from Austin a mile and a half away to see the unuaual sight. They w°re horrified when a section about twenty feet wide gave way on the west aide. A great volume of water poured through the hole and the alarm was qniokly sounded. People ran for their lives to the hilla near by, but some were caught iu the flood and whirled down the val ley. A moment later another break ooourred, this time on the east side. It waa muoh greater than the first and permitted the bulk of the water behind it to rush in mighty valums towards the lowlaoda. Harry Davis, a locomotive, en gineer of this place reaohed a telephone and notified the opera tor at the exchange. She called as many persons as possible. Bat the time was short. The raging flood tore down the little valley oarrying death on its debris-cov ered crest. Hundreds of woman and children, the men were away at work, were oanght in their homes and drowned or crashed before they knew what had hap pened. Houses went down before the mighty orash of water, and gas pipes, bent and broken re leased their dangerous fluid. Be fore the water had passed on its terrible oourse through the town a dosen fires were burning in as many plaoes aud the cries of in jured and imprisoned persons joined in the terrific thunder of the flood. Muoh of the debris lodged against the shops of the Buffalo & Susquehanna Railroad and there the fire raged fieroest. Many men were caught here aud it is believ ed that few, if any, escaped with their lives. The oourse of the flood was through the business canter of the little village. A majority of the buildings were of wood and those which were not immedi ately wreoked by the torrent were soon in flames. Austin, Pa., Oct. 1.—The sur vivors of the flood had not recov ered from the horror of the scene this morning and for many hoars none bat strangers visited th rains. As the day progressei small knots of survivors met am visited the sight of the ruine< town. Many striking incident of the flood and esospes were re counted. Credit for the quid spreading of the alarm was givei to Lena Bimekey, a telephom operator. Upon receiving th< message from the Cliff house that the dam had broken, she pushed the alarm button connecting with the fire department and the en gineer’s offioe of the Goodyeai lumber mill below the town. The engineer tied his whistle down and the fire bell was sound ed continuously. She then rush ed to the street, screaming the warning cry, “The dam has broken.” Then she fled for her lile toward the steep hillside at the north end of Main street. Taming toward the valley, she saw the great wall' of water de scending upon the town. “From where I stood,” she said today, “the wall of water seemed fifty feet high. Above it rose a great oloud of spray, in which houses seemed to toss, bumping against one another, spinning and turning as they fell to pieces or were swept oat of my sight. The noise was appalling. ' wnen i fled irom Main street there were eooree of people behind me, many of them ohildren. They did not seem to appreciate the imminence of their danger. "Some turned into stores as if to make a 'casual purohase While I was looking down upon them, utterly helpless to give fur ther warning, the cloud of mist that seemed to precede the flood, hid them from view and a mo ment later the green water bur ied the houses from my sight.” Chief of Police D. E. Baker took an informal census today and from his list calculated that at least three hundred of the resi dents were unaccounted for BarkS. M.Siebert, chairman of the oitisen’s oommittee, and Michael Murriu, the burgess, pointed out that this reckoning necessarily is inaccurate becansa many of those who escaped the flood are wandering about today trying to house themselves and those depending upon them. Burgess Murrin said today that in his opinion not more than one hundred and fifty lives were lost. "It is possible that this figure will cover the loss,” he said, "and it is possible thet there will be not more than one hundred dead.” 1 he burgess and the Rev. P. W. O’Brien, who are familiar with bar ness conditions and val ues, estimate the property dam age at about 16,000,000. Thu Bayless company, whioh owned the dam, will lose $1 500,000, the Goodyear Lumber Company, $1,000,000, the Buffalo & Sus quehanna Railroad, $500,000 and the three hundred houses de stroyed with their contents, it ia ■aid, will total $1,000,000 m re. One of the striking and pathefc io fertures of the day, according to Dr. Thomas H. A. kbytes, chief of the state dispensaries, was the practical absence cf chil dren among the survivors. It is thought that when the wreckage has been oleared away and the hodiea of victims recovered, al though many have been entirely destroyed, it would be found that a large pr portion of them were children. * Boyd Lockhard, a young busi ness man of Austin, bad a narrow eacape. Mr. Lockhard said that when he heard the alarm given, he thought some one was playing a praotioal Joke, and he went into the st eet to watch the people’s lot on*. He looked in the direc tion of the dam and saw the on coming flood was but three blocks awsy. xu lJu&DU nnw m w»ii ui wuuu, twenty-five feet high,’’ he said. “At tint glanoe I did Dot see .the water at all beoause the wood at the pulp mill was carried before the water aud became a sort of battering ram that tore away the buildings of the town. I ran to wards the hill and by the greatest effort got above the level of the water while it was surging within ten feet of me. The ground began to giva way under me, but I man aged to clamber a few feet further up and oaugbt hold of a tree to whioh I cluDg.” Throngs of people came to the town from all points in the Sinne maboning valley below Austin to ascertain the extent of the dam age or to Beek friends and rela tives The rush of the waters had carried away everv means of wire communication and impeded travel of any kind. “The people of Costello,” said J. C. Borchard, who lived within half milb of Costello, “received ample warning from Auetin that the dam had broken and although forty or fifty houses were demol ished only three fatalities oc ourred,” | STATE NEWS. [ Items of Interest Gathered From the Atlan tic to the Appalachians. A sensation was created in Wil ; miugtou Thursday following the i finding of a true bill by the grand 1 jury in a charge of murder against Specnal Officer Alex Helms, of the Wilmington police department, and the placing in jaN of this officer until the matter can be in« vestigaed by nhe higher court. The officer shot and killed Frank Davis, a negro, some weeks ago. At that time a rigid investigation was made by a corener’s jury and Mr. Helms was acquitted, it be ing the opinion of the coroner’s jury that the negro was shot while he was resisting arrest, ana that the officer resorted to no more force than was necessary in an attempt to subdue his prisoner. Fire of unknown origin at three o’olock Friday morning destroyed the depot at Wondell, together with the freight, express and tickets and furniture and fixtures, I Ub loss is several thousand dol lars. The storehouse belonging to W. W. Kemp, north of the depot, was also destroyed, entailing a loss of about $1,500 to the owner. The depot was worth about $8,000 and the freight was valued at about $1,000. Before adjournment was taken Friday evening Burlingtou was chosen as the next meeting place of the Orange Presbytery. Rev. H. 8. Bradshaw of Hillsboro was elected moderator. That the past summer has been one of unusual heat is evidenced by the summary of the reoords in the office of the Charlotte weather bureau. There have been fifty eight days during the summer when the thermometer registered 90 degrees and above which equals fcho record. The mercury tipped the notch 92 Thursday and slipped over the 90 mark again Friday. Caring the past week or more the temperature has been rather un usual in its sustained intensity but there is a change in prospect. There has recently been a great deal of chilling weather in the West and Northwest but the cur rents have been carring it over the lake region and none has been sweeping South. A mysterious disease has just come to lignt in Hickory. Hob son Sigman, had been suffering from a severe headache for sev eral days and could find no releif. He chanced to place his hand on the side of his head a few days ago and discovered that a large place seemed to be perfectly soft. Dr. Menzies was called in and found that the bone had been eat en away in a condsiderable por tion of his skull. The young man was sent to the hospital, where i n operation was performed, but this afforded no releif and he is still suffering intensely. Mayor wagoner. ot;i;onoord, re ceived a message Friday from Grenerai Superintendent Foreacre of the Southern Railway stating that he would issue an order fat— urday for Concord to be a flag stop for all trains besides those that now stop there regularly, he having been advised by the mayor that this would be a satisfactory compliance with the present ordi nance . The State Department of Insur ance is notified from Brunswick county that C. T. Lewis has been recaptured and will be tried this week on the charge of burning his store in order to collect insurance, an excessive amount which he is charged to have taken out. Lewis is the man who was bound over to court some weeks ago and in dued the sheriff' to take him by his home to tell his wife good-bye before taking him to jail, and while the sheriff was waiting out on the porch for him, the fellow skipped out through the back way and esoaped. The High sanitarium, a large wooden building at Southern Pinegused for a winter hotel, was destroyed by fire Saturday. Ifj was valued at $9,000.