Newspaper Page Text
Thursday. February 22. 1312.
THE CAUCASIAN. The Caucasian AM RALEIGH K.VTEnPTUSK. lUU-igh. X. C February loi: FrLT1t ib PoaV-oSe in Raleigh. N- C. , eyoa e mil matter. HOUSTON SWEPT BY FIRE Local Matters. Residents, Mills, Factories, Plants and Cotton Consumed in the Flames Th'-re are 141 orphans now at the M-' j.odis-'t Orphanage. The new dor ,. ;:ory for the boy Is well under lay and will be completed In the ..-,:: Hpring. Work on the Standard Ice Com . ., ,)ant has ben started. !t la j. ,a"-d on the block north of :ho .-j;:h' rn freight depot on Saunders ..., . t , and will have a rapacity of :,: tons dally. 7hr- large automobile wagon are n Kaleigh en route from Washington ,,, Atlanta. The manufacturers are ::.,ikine a test run with a Jew of aav- nz th- t'nited States Army equip th- Quartermaster's Department with ;,.- hundred of them. Messrs. Jones & Bailey are prepar to remodel the building recently ,;i-.-i!ed by the Mutual Publishing C.impany on East Martin Street. The ()u r Hood will be occupied by Jas. 1 Johnson as a drug-store, who will aino have an insurance office adjoin iif The tnn rooms above will be ;-,! ns a part of the Bland Hotel. Torn Morris, who was arrested and .,t;. :l under bond several days ago. .htiK'-fl with operating a blind tiger in Ka!igh, was tried yesterday after noon before a justice of the peace, a h held that probable cause was v. anting and dismissed the case. Jus-tir.- of the Peace Bledaoe stated, how ever, that the cause could be brought to the p;rand jury. V7. O. Poland and N. J. Harrelson, two young men of good personal ap-p-arance, wore convicted Monday af ternoon in .Justice Watson's court for retailing. Poland was given a sentence of one year and Harrelson six months on the public roads. Each appealed and were required to give bond of $i)00 for their appearance at the March term of court. John Foss, the negro who was to have been electrocuted here last Fri day for the murder of Mr. and Mrs. Iivnn in Cleveland Countv. was re spited by Governor Kitchin until April 12, in order that Ross may hare an opportunity to tell more than he says he knows in regard to oth ers said by him to have been impli cated In the crime. The negro still asserts that Frank Gladden, a w'uite man, killed Mrs. Dixon. .Vo Iav of Life Hot Ttouand. of People Homelr -Will Iteaurli Many lll!ioi -Io on Cotton .Hone U Orrr Two Million Dollar. Houston, Texas. Feb. 31. Fire broke out at twelve-thirty this morn ing iu a wooden hotel building, and swept by a wind blowing thlrty-flte miles an hour, ate IU way one mile across town, covering an area of sev en blocks wide. The lot may reach ten million dollars. Several mills, factories and plants are totally de stroyed or seriously damaged. At least twenty-five squares In the residence district were burned. No casualties have been reported. Thou sands are homeless. The weather Is cool. Underwriters refuse to make positive statement regarding the loss. For most part, the burned homes were not of great value as the flames swept through a district comprising workmen's cottages. Conservative estimate at 9 o'clock placed the loss at five million dollars. Most of the loss is involved in the destruction of factory buildings. The heaviest single classification of loss involves cotton. The estimated loss on cotton compresses and the sta ple stored therein reaches two million dollars. One estimate places the cot ton loss at five millions. Relief work is underway. There is plenty of food and shelter for the homeless. The greatest loss was sustained by cotton and lumber industries. At the cotton compresses, forty-five thousand bales were burned. The burned area is a mile and a half long, and at points a quarter of a mile wide, was swept clean by the flames. Nothing was saved. aad paated on tt of hi fcl, an 4xt nljtbt befor miring be moall polat to It aad fay. "Lord, taem'a my mtnlmzu"; and I can only iy: "TfceaTi my aentlmesta." la clod sr. ! fl !Ue t want to give tare efi for the matchir a testa. Harrah! for Moreheid. ozr prlea leader! Hurrah! for Butler, oar tsslirlsf charnploa! Hurrah: for FtUe, tbe noble on of a coble tire! Loe aay they live! Hoping, to siet you cs th Zlh. I am. Most retpett fully. JAM PIS W. GRAHAM Co mo. Hertford County. N C. The Sarnrfol Trwiuwni of the Paup er De-ad. Editor The Caucasian: I tee in your valuable paper where Texas ba made a contract to bay their paupers, and I think that it would behoove our State to make a contract to some undertaker to bury the dead instead of putting the dissecting table act in force. I wonder if they have the shameful dissecting table act in Texas? Yours truly, J. F. MELTON. Wadesboro. N. C. Feb. 19. 1912. Person County Farmer a Suicide. A dispatch from Roxboro, Person County, last night, says: "Geo. T. Montague, a young farm er living two miles east of here this morning shot and killed himself. There is no reason for the act other than that his mind seems to have been unbalanced for some time. It seems that he came to town last night to secure laudanum, and on falling to do so, went home, procured a pis tol and shot himself." COIWTY COMMISSIONERS LOSE. Washington's Birthday. To-day is Washington's birthday, and It is being observed by the schools, in the cities especially, by special exercises and in Raleigh the children are given half-holiday. The rural mail-carriers will make no trips to-day. Wake Court in Session This Week. Wake Superior Court convened Monday for a two weeks' term for the trial of civil cases only. Several divorce cases have been granted to colored parties .!d quite a number of cases on the docket have been continued. The divorce case" of ' Percy B. Fleming vs. Nelle Claire Fleming," and Mrs. Fleming's case against her husband for divorce, were set for trial at this term but were continued by consent. The case of J. Sherwood Upchurch and Mr. W. S. Brewer against former Mayor Wynne and others was also continued. This rase grew out of the suppression of the show, "The Girl From Rectors," while Mr. Upchurch was manager of the theatre here. j Dr. McCiillei-s Will Hold the Office of County Physician Says Supreme i Court. t ! Another Democratic row in Wake County has been settled by the Su preme Court, that is so far as it is in the power of the court to settle a Democratic row. The Supreme Court handed down a decision yesterday afternoon in the case of Dr. J. J. Mc Cullers and the Board of Health against the Wake County Commis sioners. The Board of Health had Appointed Dr. McCullers County Phy sician. The County Commissioners claimed the Health Board had no au thority to make the appointment, but that the appointive power was with the Commissioners and they refused to either recognize or pay Dr. Mc Cullers and all parties went to court. The Supreme Court has reversed the lower court and has decided in favor of Dr. McCutlers, who will again connect with the pie counter. But this will, by no means, end the Democratic row in Wake County. Dr. J. J. Mott's Company Buying Large Water Rights. The Sparata correspondent of the Winston-Salem Journal says: "The largest electric power de velopment in the world is predicted to be built on New River. The Old Dominion Power Company, Dr. J. J. Mott, Statesville, as president, has sold out to New York and English capitalists. It is understood that Dr. Mott will be president of the pro posed company. The contemplated plants will require an expenditure of $25,000,000 and about 350,000 horse power will be developed. J. M. Parsons,, prominent lawyer of Grayson County, is endeavoring to secure all the water power above the Fries Cotton Mill In one corporation and put an electric railroad up New River." TROUBLE AROUND MUKDEN. Raleigh Has Bad Wind Storm. Raleigh was visited by a heavy rain and windstorm last night (Wed nesday.) The rain soon ceased but wind continued to blow for several hours at a velocity of about forty-six miles an hour. The roof of the sub-station of tha North State Hydro Electric Company at Method was blown off. Durham Lineman Instantly Killed. Robert Riggsbee, a lineman for the telephone company in Durham, was instantly killed yesterday after noon by a fall from a telegraph pole. Japan and Chinese Bandits May Cause Serious Uprising in China. London, Feb. 21. The Peking cabinet is alarmed over reports of a serious rising which is threatened in the district around Mukden, Manchu ria, according to a Pekln dispatch to the Daily Telegraph. To add to the alarm of the cabinet, there are fur ther reports that the Japanese au thorities in Manchuria, contending that China is now without a govern ment, are secretly dispatching Jap anese troops in plain clothes to as sist the bandits to occupy and fortify Tieh Ling, north of Mukden. Nanking, Feb.- 21. Dr. Sun Yat Sen and the members of the republi can government, as well as the na tional assembly, are still waiting for the official reply of Yuan-Shi-Kai to their request that he should refuse to come south the situation will be se riously complicated. t'oi oner's Jury to Hear More Evi dence in Cause of Death of Benson Men. Professor Withers at the A. and M. College, after making a chemical examination of the lungs and hearts of the three men from Benson, N. C, who were found dead In Wilson's Apartments in Raleigh two weeks ago Monday, has reported that the nen died from asphyxiation. Solici tor Norris has ordered a further Probe into the matter. A subpoena has been Issued for Sallie Mann, the colored woman who was in charge of cleaning up the rooms in Wilson's Apartments. The coroner's jury wants to hear some evidence from fcer, as she entered the rooms soon after the gas was discovered. The coroner's jury has not made its final report in the case. Schooner Capsized Near New Bern, But Crew Saved. During the heavy windstorm (Wednesday) afternoon, the schoon er Susanna, which was en route from New Bern to Belhaven, N. C, was capsized. The crew was rescued from the water by a passing boat. DEVICE HI RYAN'S OFFICE Ustd Phonographic Instru ment to Get Conversations of Officials Pr Several Month the IWtWr- Wa mirrir4 With timk rf irnNMSret of Itrilip and MrorUtrml trtm MorifTft Claimrd Sme Hate Safe aioar4 IS trl if l,!4i feaa&et fif cr. tl ! a UttUt HUt 4 9 t(h for 14 alWt. Tfe H tint m irfctNfi Mt &sIsl . Wt m IxA&istt If iWt mt ens as GrSM&Tv s& tlltal &4 t$r&4 V fori! Mss of tl X list h m2 ts r ,rr :e It War. THE MARKETS tuuarm ctyrro ttiRxtr. &eMi 14 ill mu MtUt S&U41U.C M 441! Sfe . ,k . t , L frtt4 . , . , , futxxcti ruaHHcs mtiKrr. A diipatch fross Li !Un;oJ:. Isi . under date of February 17. y Whatever Fmak M. Ha anJ other indicted union ofScSls &v aid In their o2c aboat the dynassh conspiracy tier last October la al leged to hate txn learned ty the Government. throuRh a phococraphk device discovered to-day la the head quarters of the International Ao elation of Bridge and Structural Iron Worker. "The phonographic device, hidden under a drawer In a desk about which Ryan, the President; Herbert S. Hockin. the secreta?-treaurer. and J. T. Butler, flrat vice-preutdent. and other officials conferred concern ing their defense and pleas, la aalJ to have enabled two government sten ographers In a room below to take dally reports of the conversation!. "The use of the phonographic de vice was disclosed to-day, when the Government decided it was no longer of value, because a woman clerk in Ryan's office was heard to say: 'Well, I suppose they are hearing now whatever we say. That, with state ments by Ryan, convinced Assistant District Attorney Clarence Nichols that the phonographic device was no longer useful. "The phonographic devise was hid den in the desk once used by J. J. McNamara, the dynamiter, and upon which he is alleged to have arranged his alarm clock scheme for regulat ing the time at which bombs were to be set off. "The discovery of the phonograph ic device followed soon after the Gov ernment had received intimations that some of the defendants were ready to tell all they knew.' About District Attorney Charles W. Miller's office it was said 'something had been expected,' but he declined to say what it was. "Mr. Miller said the phonographic device had worked successfully for months and many volumes of steno graphic notes had been taken and would be used at the trials." i STATIONS. I i i A Iieap Year Marriage in Wilkes. Wilkesboro Chronicle. Some of the girls in Wilkes be lieve in exercising their leap year privileges. Out on the Brushies last week a sixteen-year-old girl decided she wanted a husband and she also decided exactly who she wanted. So she put on her "meeting clothes" and about dark went over to where he lived, found him alone and un protected, kidnapped him by "force and arms," carried him to Rowan County and married him. The girl's name is Ola Hubbard and the boy's is Vernon Childers. T: are to iMac tcriiit!F at war. joy as4 ft to, list ttscfctoVt An&ica Salie H s;to ta aay fore. It ioos 4tStt the IteSstt. irrtut'-oa. taSaraoatloe or tUl&&. It fite eossfort, i&vc oy. Gnl ett dealer cf btsr&t, wlcerf, rata. brait. mioi, kaM, plsttoa, tils ercpOe&a. Only 2S cnu at alt dm- DROPSY CURED Batttt at Addrea DR. JOHN T. PATTERSON iTLANTA, : i i : GCOUtU' Raleigh & Southport Ry. Co 8u st Of l Sit ECS n HK. tOit SprtMg tlltltXM ........ If Q tit. tml ataUOI . f l.ff ...It. ti.fi W& ntla a4 tenia r. rto atetiea thl$ rapr. For Sale t fctcp A 3-l rawer KationaJ Caih Reg ister, in jeood condition. OrfcinaJ cost f476. No reasonable offer refused. For description and price address, II. E. I'., liox 237, Green sboro, N. C TIME TABLE Lw "minisii L Caiktak . L MOsa Lv Willow Eprtzta ... . L Viriu Lv Ftxyoay Sprtsa - L ChmijbtmXM L Xt&hmr Lv Cap Vr Lv UilmrUw Lv Utnwtt Lv IHdWvI .... Lt Ltndn L La Lv Sloromb ... ..... Ar tarcttili fouTnrouKD. a. m. r. u r m I at i u ? i io i as a t l a tr, S 12 IU 1 U tN 2 C ? t 14 t 12 T U I W I oc 40 X u t u t m n iP or iu g 10 it in 23 10 13 IN I Bp io n s ii i 0 10 u tn in 10 SO 04 II M 4 00 I A. If. P. It. P. V MUT1IEIW fLilLWAT STATIONS. Lv Ftejcttrrllto.... Lv RWomb.. .... Lv Imp Lv Ltodn.-2 Lv FunlTl - Lt Rarnstt ........ Lv LiiliiurtoB Lt Cap rar Lt KIpllDC. Lv rhalvbeata Lv Fuquar Spr'nct. Lv Varln Lv WUlow Sprint.. Ly if cCullero Lv Caralelsh Ar Raleigh KtnmiiM. t All v. No. 88 N BP Ntt. 1 A. M. P. M. P. M. 8 00 1 00 I 10 a 1 28 IU t in 48 8 46 i a 14 IU 1 12 I 01 I 01 1 II 10 I 11 t 08 8 89 9 ii s ii in 8 28 2 14 8 a IS t 80 I S IN 2 41 10 00 2 82 7 14 10 09 I 02 1 28 10 22 I II t 41 10 40 I 81 8 08 10 80 8 88 I 20 A. IL! P. Ii. P. ftf. COMMITTEE WILiL MEET. He Democratic Economy Program. Mr. Editor Please allow me space to make a few remarks on the Demo cratic economy program. According to my way of thinking, they have forced the poor farmers to resign to economy over my State on account of low prices of farm products and bigh Democratic taxes, and if this is Democratic economy, I think my People have certainly had their share without further economizing and cer tainly without the mileage steal bill, and also without the pension steal oill. By the addition of both of those we might look for more econo my than we now have. Yours truly, G. W. FORTE. Wadesboro, N. C, Feb. 20. 1912. And Chairman Morehead Will Give Rig- Banquet on Xext Wednesday Night. The Republican State Executive Committee will meet at the Yar borough House in Raleigh next Wed nesday afternoon to decide on the time and place of holding the State Convention that will select the four delegates to the Republican National Convention which will meet in Chi cago on June 18. On the evening of the 28th, fol lowing the meeting of the committee, State Chairman Morehead will give a banquet to the members of the com mittee and other leading Republicans from over the State are also invited to attend. The indications are that quite a number of Republicans froir. all over the State will be in Raleigh on that day. Child Came Back to Life During Fu neral Services. A dispatch from Duluth, Minn., un der date of February 21, says: "After being prepared for burial and apparently dead two days, the three-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Maholecheg, who live near Black Duck, was discovered to be alive as the burial service was be- j ing held. "Three days ago the child fell in a bucket of water an was nearly drown ed. It was noticed at the grave that moisture had gathered on the glass of the coQn, and the body was re moved. By the use of stimulants the child was resuscitated." Section-Master Lost $180, Rut Saved His Rasket of Eggs. A correspondent of the Charlotte Observer says that a Southern rail way section-master who lives in Sal isbury was in Greensboro a few days ago and by some means got hold of a "big basket of eggs" worth a lot of money and when that section-master started to board the train for home, toting his basket of eggs, he held the basket high above the rushing throng to prevent damage to it precious contents. Tnln will op on 9wri to retv BDd dtt erpii t foUovtrc point set thow n !- tm tW: 8ylT. Bars. Brlt Crdf du, Bawl. Carlo. Crrr' FU a4 k.y SEABOARD AIR-LINE Schedule Effective April 9, 1911. Train Leave RaM Direct line with Double Dally aervfcelotti Wect throuth Atlanta, Birmingham o4 tlempbla. roH TBI aOTTTH So i 183 a.m. no. 29 Ar .. 10. a.m. No 41 4 Oft p.m. No. 43 6-00 U.EQ. rtm TUB PMfKTH. NO. M. 12 4 a it . No. 28 11 JSa.tr. No. 8 lt n& D.rr. No. 30... 2.08 p.a. for Wolooo. For rutea. schedule, tlm table arxJ u) ther Information d!red apply u J. P. -11. FsAaecrer atu3 Ticket Aect TUpLot o. 117. Notic. Aborc ar beds puKUfced otu a cforn attort. aod are not guarant) H S- LEARD. DItUIod Pax. Aacnk No W. Martfo Sk. Tu tr t!ilklt. OTP. Nrnb Krtraoee ltrVc Hturtcn v When writing advertisers. mention this paper. please Dimrt to All Hotith, Kt, Wei Verr tUmmi Trip IUte U All tMacijml ThroygL Pu llo a a to AUaaU. w lUMih 4 i c m., arrive Al Uou 26 av.a.. makisf dm cost Btctloa for and arrJtt&f at Uo Komtry following day afwr Warttg iJaJelfh. u a-rn.. Mobile 4.1t p ta Nw Orlean. t.JO p.m.9 BimlntnAxa 12.U noon, MemphU, 1. 01 p. Kmubxm City, 11.20 a.m. tecocd day, and coanectim for ail other pinu. Tbla car alio makta do eon &a Horn at Ballabory for SL Lea la and otnar We tern polnLa. Through Pullman to Waahlnaton leavei luitlgh i.iO p.m., fcrrlfc Waihincton t.SS am DalUxaony 10.02 a m., Philadelphia ll.n nooa. New Tork 2.21 p.m. Thia car makaw cloae connection at Waahtaftca for 7.40 p.m., makinc cloao conxieLioa Plttaburg, Chlcafo, and all oUtr polnu North and Waat, and at Greemboro for through Toorist Sleeper for California point, an4 for all Florida polnu. Throagh Parlor Car for Ai&itUI leaea Ooldiboro at .41 a.m Ra leigh, 26 a-m., arrlTiai AabTlll with t&4 Carolina 8pcUl aad arrlr lng Cincinnati l a,m. follovlag day after leaving Raltigh. with dost coo nectioa for all pol&u North aad North wL Pullman for Wlnatoa-fialea leavea RaUlgh 2.20 a-m., arrives Greena boro 1.30 a.m., making cloae conneo Uon at Greensboro for all pot&U North. South. East aad Watt Thia car la bandied on train No. Ill, leaving Goldaboro ar 16.4S p.m. If you dealre any InformaUom. please write or call. We are bare to furnish Information aa well aa to eel! T. P. A.. 111. FayittevlHe SLUtat tlcketa. W. H. PARNELL, T. P. A. 216 Fayettevllle 8L, Ralelgb, N. C H. F. CART. General Paatengtr Agtnt. Waibtngtoa, D. C WANTED. Position by young married man, aged 22, aa grocery or hardware clerk; three yeara eiperi ence; can furnish best of reference; good reason for wlabing to make a change; only those looking for btgb claaa man answer tbla advertUeieat Apple to l,ocfc Dr.er UZ, Hoa&oir Rnnid. North Oufol'sa. HERE IS A GOOD OXE. THEMS 3IY SEXTDIEXTS. Subscriber Proposes Three Cheers for Morehead, Butler, and Settle. Mr. Editor Dear Sir: I have just read Mr. W. F. Sessoms' article in your last issue with much pleasure. I cannot add anything to wha Mr. Sessoms ' has said, but as the man who was too busy to say his prayers at night, he had a prayer written off Tennessee Farmers Has Taught His Geece to Pick Cotton. Humboldt, Tenn., Feb. 21. Dr. R. O. Williams, of Humboldt, who is also a farmer, claims to have a flock of geese which he has trained to pick cotton. There are ten geese in the flock, and Dr. Williams claims each j goose will pick on an average of 75 j pounds of cotton a day, and that of ten his flock will gather sufliclent seed cotton in one day to make two large bales. The doctor says he first taught his geese to do the picking act by plac ing act by placing grains of corn in the open bolls of cotton in such a way that in order to get the grain the goose would have to pick out the cotton.. Girl Sought Enlistment in the Army. Louisville, Ky., Feb. 21. In the hope of joining her sweetheart in Peking, a girl clad in male attire applied at a recruiting ofice for en listment. She broke down when or dered to submit to physical examina tion, and admitted her sex. She re fused to give her name.- . 1 "-V 2t " v? d VW 2f www 1