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M1XILA. Oct.- 6.-Francis Burton
Harrison, of New York, newly ap
pointed governor general of the Phil
ippines, arrived here today. He was
greeted by several thousand "people
many of Y.honi had come from the
provinces. '
The Manchuria,1 tfearlng Mr. Harri
son, was met by a flotilla of steam
launches, one of which took out New-
ion W. Gilbert, of Fort Wayne, Ind.,
the vice governor. Governor General
Ktrrison, on landing, drove, from the
jier by a roundabout route to the
Luneta, where he delivered . his- inau
gural address. The address embodied
instructions received from President
Wilson through 'Secretary. Garrison
stating broadly the administration's
policy toward the Philippines. -The
instructions declared that every
step would be taken with a view, tothe
ultimate independence; that the first
step, to be taken at once, will be to
give native citizens the majority In the
appointive commission and thus in
loth branches of the Philippine legis
lature. --"
His Dramatization of The Leopard's
Spos to be' SeenHere, -x
An announcement has just been re
ceived that Thomas Dixon's dramatiza
tion ''of his novel "The Leopard's
Spots," will be seen here at the Aidi
torium, Saturday Nov. 1st '' '
The Leopard's Spots" in book form
was Mr. Dixon's first big success, not
even being equalled by his sensational
story "The Clansman," which he wrote
just afterwards. 'Although "The Leop
ard's Spots" preceded "The Clansman,"
the latter play was the first to reach
the stage, while the former was not
rpmntizprt hv the author until this
summer. The-reason for this unusual
chronological order is because "The
Clansman" dealt essentially 'with the
negro problem immediately following
the war while "The Leopard's Spots'
covers the period of all the years-following
the war to the 4 present time,
and so it presents the modern. negro
situation. Consequently Mr. ; Dixon
has saved tme material for a play
T7hich he always" knew, existed in "The
Uopard's Spots" with the r result that
he is now able to offer a gripping
drama which differs in plot and gener
al treatment from his plays "The
Clansman" and "The Sins of the Fath
er." and which jannot fail to demand
the interest and support of every
Southern man and woman.
' The Leopard's Spots .has been pro
duced under the' sole direction and
management of the author himself
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New York, Oct. 4. Betting on he
outcome of-the world's series baseball
games, which open in New York Octo
ber 7, started at 10 to 6. It mattered
act whether the odds were wanted on
Philadelphia or New York, 10 to 6 weer
the figures. That, is if the better, hap
pened to be in Philadelphia when the
National commission announced tha
date for " the opening game, and
there was money to placemen the Ath
letics at 10 to 6;-if he happened to be
In New York the odds . were 10 to 6 that
the Giants would win. r
Bouse of Representatives Defeats
Constitutional Amendment to That
Effect Anothe Measure Defeated.
Raleigh, Oct. 7. The houso In com
mittee of the whole today, def eated the
constitutional amendment proposed as
to reading the Bible in the public
schools and the initiative ami jeferen
CvTti proposal which was valiantly
championed by Mr. Justice and vigor
cusly opposed by Mr. DOughton. . For
the second time the section relating
tc the levy of a capitation tax was
referred to the committee. .
The bill to allow the department of
agriculture to erect a, new $200,000
luiiding was defeated by 23 to 61.
Representative Dowd led the fight
against it. :
The Rex Theatre. .N
'The Rexv the latest motion nlctur
theatre in Hendersonville opened on
Saturday. "The Rex" which is locat-
cd in the St. John hotel , building is
a most attractive playhouse. The pic
tures used are 'The Universal" about
the most expensive and. best . used-'
he pictures were unucuaiiy clear as
new ' Powers machine and a new
iumni curtain were used. The man
agement states that The Erson Or
chestra will furnish music is an add
d attraction. s .: - "-
Busy Court Session
Ends This : Week
Prosecuting .Attorney Convicts Forty
Ont of Forty One Collins Pleads
t Guilty to Manslaughter and Gets
Tvfo Years.
The criminal branch of the Superior
court whic has been in session here
since the last day of September has
been doing a land office business end
Eany cases 'have beee disposed - of.
rJlie most important case before the
term was that of Jule Collins charged
with killing Joseph Israel a year ago.
The jury after hearing the evidence
retired tothe jury room late Saturday
afternoon but up to Monday morning
.had failed to find a verdict and so in
nounced to the court. The jury was
discharged because of a mistrial. Col
lins vvo on Saturday evening had suf
fered a severe .fainting spell . at the
conclusion of the arguments,"" peaded
guilty to manslaughter and- was sen
tpneed to serve 2 years on the roads.
ILis sentence also covers the 3 cases
sentence also covers the three cases
tf liquor selling vith- which he was
charged.! The plea made by the
the majority of the people who had at
prisoner was totaii unexpected by
tended the trial. A number of thi
other "retailing" cases were tried and
hll of the accused were found guilty
and were sentenced tg terms ranging i
irom several monuis to two years. .
11. Friedman who had an old case of
liquor selling against him was . fined
$500. . . y
Hon. Hall A. Johnson, district solici
tor, almost broke his own . record at
this term of court. Once in Polk
countye prosecuted in forty-six cases
and convicted in forty-five. Here he
ha3 prosecuted in forty-one cases and
convicted forty. Mr. Johnson is one
of the most brilliant lawyers 6f forth
Carolina and . his .friends predict' for
him a great future. He has many
friends here and is a .terror to the
evil ''doers.
Judge H. M. Justice, the presiding
judge has -been commissioner to hold
a special term of civil court liere. be
ginning November 17. It is announc
ed from Raleigh that the calls for
judges o special courts have been- so
many that nearly all of the twenty
judges have had their turn and the de
mand is still greater than the judicial
supply. . -
Athletics Defeat
NewYork Giants
By Score of 6 to 4' Phlladelphians
Defeat Neir Yorkers Thirty-Six
Thousand See first Game of Pen
ant Series.
New York, Oct 7. Outhitting and
ou tfielding the New York Giants in the
opening game of the world's series,
the Philadelphia Athletics defeated ,
the National League representatives
at the Polo grounds this afternoon by
a score of 6 to 4. So complete Vas
the supremacy of the American
League champions in the initial ton
test that the victory appeared to be but
a continuation -of the series of 1911
fwhen the Athletics won me title or
tl at year from the Giants by four
gpmes out of six. As if to heighten
i he illustration there were several'
feature plays that might have been
reproduced, so closely did they resem
ble those of 24 months ago.
The game was witnessed by a gath
erine of SDeCtators that taxed the' ca
pacity of the New York club stadium
t and swelled the coffers of those Jn-
! terested to the extent of more' than
who paid admission. to the stands was
36291 an dthe day's receipts amount
ed to $75,255. These figures, as fur
nished, by' the national commission,
occasioned surprise, for the attendance
fell short by more than 2,000 of that
of the first game of 1911, although so
fas as could be seen there appeared
to be just as many persons present as
was the case two years ago. : ,
Ilendersonviile Boy Js Shown Appre
ciation by Employe in Starting Him
In Business In Florida.,
Ilarrjk-JCrowder, a Hendersonville
boy has opened up a large dry goods
store in Clearwater,' Fla., something
similar to the one conducted, in this
city by' G. M. Glazener.. In fact Mr.
Giazener is financially interested In
this new enterprise under the manage
mnet of Mr. Crowder. For: the past
ten years young Crowder nas Deen iu
the employ of Mr. Glazener at jar J
mi times and it was largely due to his
faithfulness -and aptnessNpf duty that
he was chosen to manage the new en-
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r-na Rfnr in Florida. aul one more
to a chain of si,x stores in North and j city's guests during a part of. the re
South Carolina owned by Mr. G. M Cept season . - - : ..
i "-hrnthprs. "Bud' I- The eood Toads bond Issues.. The
PlazeneV of this city is the principal
puyer for'aU the stores, y
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Greater Henciersonvile Club Starting on
New Era For Proynotion of Commercial
Prosperity for
derson CoiiriwH as Already Accom-
plisnea Much Good
The Greater Hendersonville Club is
an organization of progressive busi
ness and professions need the purpose
of .which is to aid, by UNITED, and
concentrated action, in the develop
ment of the city's industrial, com
mercial and business interests.
. A few of the matters in which the
club has been 'interested appears be
low: ; ;
. The work of building up a city
means the expansion of every individ
ual Interest and is not merely s matter
of civjc pride or public spirit, but is a
practical business proposition that
should appeal to every business man in
the community. As the city develops,
business possibilities I urease I and
property values expand.
Hendersonville today is a cityof
'substantial realities, its foundations
laid on broad and solid lines. The
rapid development of the' past few
jears, phenominal as it may seemf Is
the practical growth of intensely pro
gressive citizenship and yet there is
much which can be accomplished and
it is the plain duty of Hendersonville
business men to take part in this
work of development by belonging to
this organization, f
The Club now -employs a paid sec
retary who devotes all his time and
TortS'to the interests jof the clttorHi
office is" in the City Hall, where he may
be found at any ' time from 8:30 to
10:30 in the morning. The. Board of
Governors has authorized the publica.
tion of a complete financial statement J
of the Club's affairs showing In detail
the receipts and expenditures. An ex
I ert bookkeeper is now busy on this
statement' and as soon as it is ready
it will be. published in both the city
papers. A financial statement will be
published regularly hereafter, every
1 quarter The majority of Henderson -I
ville's business and professional men
J are already members of the club. An
earnest endeavor will be made to have
ALL the business men of the city and
county enrolled as members and as
members" in good standing. . ; With
the sinews of war thus provided, with
the united effort of ALL the business
interests, a very great .deal may be
pecured; the season may be lengthen
ed, and lengthened at both ends; a
vast amount of sadly needed adver
tising may be secured at a minimum of
expense; new and desirable settlers
may be induced to come here, - includ
ing farmers who will aid in stopping
the haif million dollar leak; new in-,
dustrles may eventually be Induced, to
come and the co-operation and good
Wjill.of the people may be extended to
thf industries already established here,
the cause of good roads may be aided
and the interests of the farmers and
merchants studied and conserved.
There4s no limit to the good a com-
pact, harmonious organization may ac
complish for the city and definite steps
Lave already been taken along this
path. With unity of purpose and 'con
centrated efforts, Hendersonville will
become a great city. Without it that
possibility is emote. For God has
don,6 al Ithat is possible fo rHim to do
for any city. It remains now only for
man to do his part.
A few of the matters in which the
Greater Hendersonville Club has" been
Interested since its organization are
given below. " There are many others,,
it Js needless to refer to.
The agricultural expert which
means better farming and increased
crops in Henderson county an,d event
ually the stopping of the half-million
dollar leak which Is now draining the
life blood of the community. The North
Carolina Dental Association, which
mpets here next year. The North Car
olina, Pharmaceutical Convention,
which also meets here hext year.
Both of .these conventions will help to
lengthen the season something every
one here Is vitally interested In. The
State Woman's Baptist Missionary
Union, which meets here during March.
1914, was secured by' the First Baptist
church. The Club co-oDerated to the
fullest extent of its ability.
The Club failed to secure the NortV
Ca rollna Firewriters Association ah(T
the State Nurse's Association Conven-'
t.Tv for 1 914. but. the effective wort
done by the Club's representatives at
that time will undoubtedly bring noth
these conventions here in 191
i The hand concerts which, contribute
son 0 'much to the entertainment of the
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club stand -for good roads first, last j
all the time. Its organization wa-f;
for Local. Interests.
most effectively used in tie recent
campaign and as a direct result Hen
derson county will shortly have many
miles of' hard surfaced roads. Hen
dersonville and Henderson county will
never begin to realize its possibilities
as a rseort until it has a net. work of
fcood roads. The advantages to the
farmer of hard surfaced highways are
too self-evident to be enumerated.
The St. Petersburg .Colony This, it'
is said by competent' judges, eventual
ly means the expenditure of a million
dollars here and it certainly means the
widespread advertisement of Hender
sonville in a State where this resort
Is already Well known. The" club co
operated fully in securing this colony
for this county in competition, with all
of Western North Carolina. It suita
bly entertained . the , two committees
sent here, it sent a representative to
St. Petersburg and secured the heart
iest co-operation and team work of
ALL Hendersonville real estate men in
the successful efforts made to bring the
Colony here. -
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i ui. ri nt; a m uie pieyaranan oi tae new
uiy :nner. . mis cnarxer, orawn oy
tbrge men all members of. the club,
a i a rri i
provides for a business manager Mr.
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.V.W MA. AM .m- M . .VA
ine jnryau leccure: ine v.iud was .
directly responsible for the Secretary
of State coming to Hendersonville.
Mr. Bryan's lecture, which made him
famous, was a part of the Chautauqua
The satisfactory adjustment of the
misunderstanding between the Hospit
al Association and the Greater West-'
em North Carolina Association.
A New York office; at 15 William St,
where as. soon as ready,aQ ample sup
ply of new' advertising matter will be
placed.- This is Mr. Carlson's office,
vho is personally Interested In the
growth of Hendersonville. . -
A St Petersburg office: This will
be in charge of Jno. E. Ennis' who also
is personally interested in Henderson
ville ad who will betept fully supplied,
wrth Hendersonville literature.
An office at Orlando; Fla.
' Entertaining the State Bankers after
their convention at Lake Toxaway, to
which the club sent a delegation.
The Brown Summer Camp, at Laurel
Park. - C
" Interesting Charles A- Carson, me-'
chanica lengineer, of New York, in this
citv. which resulted in his purchase b i
the Hendersonvile Traction Company.
, The State Association rooms, secur
ed from the city council and furpish
ed'by the club.
The- Bureau of -Information-in the
city hall. ' T .
"Entertainment of the Dunkards.
. Delegation to Bat Cave roatd meeting.
. The city's dumping ground.
Adjustment of the automobile and
servant tax abuses. :
Delegation to Southern National
Highway Convention. 9 ' r
The judicious expenditure of many
hundreds of dollars in wisely adver
tising this city and county.
Securing a half-page advertisement
in the Manufacturers Record.
Pastor. Will Assisted by Rev. J. P.
Hurt of Durham Congregational
Singing of, Old Fashioned Hymns.
Dr. John Jeter Hurt, pastor of the
First Baptist Church of Durham, N. C,
Will preach in a series of meetings at ;
the First' Baptist church. The meet-
Ings will begin next Sunday, Oct 12th,
-vshen the pastor, Rev; K. W. Cawtnon
will preach at 11 -a. m. and 8 p. m.
Dr. Hurt will- arrive -Monday ; night
and preach Monday night at '8 -o'clock.
The meetings will probably continue
for ten1 days, .with one service each
right at 8 p. m. A feature "pf the
services', will be. ttie congregational
singing' Of- ther old fashioned hymns
led by a .large chorub choir of proba
bly 30 "voices. , In addition a male
quartette, wlll'sin selections from
time to time, and also the recently or
ganized male chorus,' andthere will
be other musical features with able
preaching and ood singing it is safe
t(y predict a large attendance at all
the services. - " ' . ..
. Mrs. Joseph and daughters, Mrs. Guy
Brown and Miss Ada Braum, of. St
Inuis, haVe returned home after a
:-crfe1i.eitrul .visit
T. Hlght of thiscity of
with-. Mrs. .Mary
several weeks.
County Commissioners Appoint RepreU
tentative And Greater Henderson.
vlUe Club Wfll 'ame Others.
r H ndersonville and" Henderson coun
ty. will be represented by delegations
6t prominent, good rbads enthusiasts
t the convention of the Southern 'Ap
palachian Good RoadsAssociation will
be called-to meet at Asneville Oct.
2nd and 23rd. The -joard of county
commissioners at its last meeting
named delegates to represent the
county and the "Greater, Henderson
ville Club at Its meeting tonight will
name delegates to represent that body
as well as the" city. This convention
will be the most important of its kind
ever held' In' Western . North Carolina
and has for its objects the consider
ation of ways and means for the build
ing of roads and the improving of oth
ers in this section of the state. There
will be delegates present from every
section embraced in the territory, re
presenting counties, cities and corn-,
mercial 'organizations. The impetus
which good road making has: received
during the past year in all parts of
the country and particularly in Wes
tern North Carolina will be . stren
thened by the congress' and it is ex
pected , that any ."atent interest or
sleeping enthusiasm will, be awakened
during its sessions. There will b
present some of the most prominent
good roads men of the country there
is scarcely a doubt but that the coitr
vontion , will result in much good o
he lnovement which is now agitatins
verv progressive community , in th
United States. v : " i
'fhe delegates named by the county
commissioners are: W. A.- Smith; R.
H. Staton ; P. F Patton, H. W. Allen.
V.: C Vt Shepherd, If. L. Orr, Jno A.
Maxwell, P. A. LeLone. J. P. Fletcher.
j By. an oversight the winners of the
1Pm(,OTV rnnt , t.,i
rms .-.v u, Vuv, i."
"owp -fim of S Maxwell & Co., was
:cit uui, wsi ween, iuits. s. n. ivxorris
left out IsPst week. Mrs. F.'Z.-Morris
i finwr rarofvo.! no.rni hiio ifice
St ney'was consoled with third prize.
fht contest proved a very profitable
vndertaking as there .were Quite a
j number of entries.
President Signs
New Tariff Bill
Simmons-Underwood Measure Finally
Becomes Law Another Democratic
Pledge Fulfilled by Party In Con
rress. . -
Washington, Oct. 3. Surrounded by
leaders of a united democracy, Presi
dent Wilson', at 9:09 o'clock tonight
signed the Underwood-Simmons tariff
bill at the white house. Simultaneous
ly telegrams were sent to custums
collectors throughout the country by
the treasury department putting .into
actual operatioti the first democratic
tariff revision since 1894. A liappj
group of legislators, membersof the
cabinet and friends encircled the pres
ident as he smilingly sat down and
slowly affixed his signature with tiyd
gold pens. N
. He presented the pen that had writ
ten the word "Woodrow" to Represen-
titive Underwood and the one that
completed . his name , to Senator Sim
Dions, both of whom bowed their' ap
preciation. ' Sk--(-
Believers Short Talk.
In impressive silence the president
rose and deliv ered in easy. , natural
tones an extemporaneous speech that
tr ought prolonged applause. He de
clared the journey of. legislative ac
complishment had not been completed;
that a great service had ' been done
for the rank and file of the country
but. that the secpnd step "in-the eman
cipation of business was currency re-
1 form. HHe earnestly called upon hi3
colleagues to go "the rest of the jour
ney"' with 'fresh impulse. '
Gentlemen, I feel a very peculiar
, pleasure," said the president, "in what
I have just done by way of taking
Iart in the completion of a great piece
of business. - It is a pleasure which
is very hard to express in words which
are 'adequate' to express the. feeling,
because the feeling that I have Is that
we have done vthe rank and file of the
people of this country a great service.
It is hard to speak of these things
without seeming to go off Into cam- j ing day seem to be fully Justified... The
paign eliquence, but that is ,not my '.number of pupils has increased consid
feeling. It is of very profound, a feel- , erable since that dae and many of
ing of profound gratituae that, work- , new comers are children of families -ing
with the splendid men who have o have lately moved to Hende on
carried this thing through with-studi-. ile from adjacent , communities and
oils attention and in doing justice all other -states. The roll showsthat
round I should have had part in serv- sister states have sent not ,a . few to
ing the people of this country a6 we the grammar schools duringr the past
have been striving to serve them ever , two and In all of. the cases the
since I can remember. I parents moa
Boyhood Ambition. nermpnent resujertce. ue - iepu or
' T have had the accomnlishment of
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Modern.Blnebeard. Confesses to Silling
Fourteen Victims Most Women and
Girls Killed 3Trs. Kexroat -
Chicago, Oct 5. Mrs. ' Mildred. Alli
son Rexroat, dancing teacher, who was
shot to death at Wheatbn, 111., a: week ' -ago,
was the victim of a moderihBiue
board, who, according to his own. con
fession, had killed thirteen others in as
many.yearsi Henry Spencer, arretted
In a room near- the southside levee
district tonight, confessed that he not "
only killed Mrs. Rexroat, but that he
had slain fourteen persons. .
He was identified positvely as the
mysterious' Mr. Spencer, with whom
airs. Rexroat left Chicago on the night
she was killed. - Mrs.. Rexroat's blood
stained rattan suit-case was found in
his, room, as also was the revolver with
which he said he had killed her.
The police, while in doubt as to the
full" truth of Spencer's story, ' believe
they have found a wholesale murder
er, and that he will be proven to have
killed at least several of those whose
deaths he described in a long confes
sion tonight ,
Spencer's confession was ' so star t
ling that it probably would have re
ceived no credence had not the bloody--suit-case
and the revolver confirmed at -least
part of his statement. Aii his .
murders except two, he reclar ed, had
been for the purpose of robbery. -The .'A
two policemen, Pennell and Devine, " '
shot to death twelve years ago, he said,
years ago, he said, ami- a companion "
killed to escape being arrested.
"I intended to kill Mrs. A.vJ. Sco
field, proprietor of the roming house
where I have been living," he said. ".
"If I had not been arrested at just this
time I would have killed her.", ,
- ; y Killed Policemen. .
' Amongthef murders Spencer is'af-i
leged to' Kavexomml tied were' those of -Pennell
and Devine, policemen, sever
al years ago.
"I met Mrs. Rexroat two months ago
at a dance hall," Spencer said in his
written confession, "right after she got
a divorce from her husband. I got ac
quainted without any trouble, nobody
introducing, us. . I to.ok her honie that
night and. we , decided to be good
friends. . ;
"After that night I saw her three or
four nights, a week, for severarweeks.
She thought I was a farmer, and would
be easy pickings,,, so I , tried to keep
that impression with her." ' -
The police explained that' Spencer -was
permitted to tell his story with
out interruptions or suggestions. Spen
cer admitted that robbery was his only
. Ifurpose in killing Mrs. Rexroat
He told the police he had killed
fourteen persons in all, ten since his
release fronj" the Illinois tate peniten-
tiai-y in September, 1912, and four pre
vious to that date. Except in the slay
ing of Pennell, and Devine, the police- ,
men, who, Spencer said, were shot by
himself and ar companion named Mur
phy, in escaping arrest for burglary,
the killings all were for . purpose of
robbery., ':' , . .
Listof Victims.
-Following is the -. list of killings
Spencer related to Chief of Detectives -Halpin:
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One man and a woman, about four
teen years ago. .. . '
Policemen Pennell and' -Devine, 12.
years ago. ' .
t First wife, killed West Point, N. Y.
' Two girls at Paw Paw Lake, Mich.,,
last August ' - ' . .
One girl at Lake Dele van, . WI.r
last summer.
One woman at Belle Island,, Mich.,..
last summer. , - -
One man shot in Chicago this fall.
One old man shot in a southside
park two months ago.
One woman shot and burned on the
r.orthwest side of .Chicago late last
summer. - ' .. -
One woman killed- near the' Cook"
County hospital a few days ago. :
The police cannot , accoun for air
victims Spencer claim's to have slain.
Theonly victim Spencer was able tor
name was Fannie C. Thompson, who-, .
probably is the woman he said he kiir--.
ed before he started on his alleged" ca
reer of murder. -
The promises for a prosperous year.
I In the city schools inade on the open-
, the superintendent is yery encuue-.
in? ana ne says tna? insre rtr uivj
handful of boys who -have thus far
been" guilty of playing truant.
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