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State Netfs.
Ike Dees, colored, shot and killed
D. Dalton, also colored, near Monroe,
Saturday night. Dees surrendered to
the authorities, stating that the kill
ing was In self-defense-Charles
Sutton, of Kinston, was
sentenced to thirty days on the road
last week for striking his baby step
child in the face with his fist and
badly bruising it, some :lays ago.
An epidemic of smallpox in La
Grange is giving the health officers
considerable trouble. General vacci
nation has been ordered in the town,
which has a population of from 1,200
to 1,500 people.
Cornelius N. Lucas, who shot and
killed W. C. Jones in Cumberland
County some days ago over a trivial
dispute, and who afterwards made
his escape, has been caught in
Charleston, S. C.
A barn on the farm of William
Brothers, at South Mills, near Eliza
beth City, was struck by lightning
and burned a few days ago. About
$500 worth of feed and farming Im
plements were destroyed.
Leonard Cameron, son of H. D.
Cameron, of Rock Branch, Harnett
County, was found dead in the grad
ed school building at Rock Branch
last Monday. He had committed sui
cide by taking carbolic acid.
M. F. Newson, a news butcher on
the Atlantic Coast Line, running Into
Rocky Mount, soaked pennies in an
acid which gave them a silver luster
and then passed them for dimes.
When his crime was discovered he
fled.
The Roxboro jail was broken last
Saturday night and all the prisoners
made their escape. There were four
prisoners, one white and three color
ed. Their escape was a mystery.
None of them were charged with very
serious offenses.
During the term of court last week
in New Hanover, eighty or ninety
capiases were issued for persons sell
ing whiskey. Among those arrested
on charges of volating the prohibi
tion law was Charles Rogers, a mem
ber of the grand jury.
The sheriff and county officers of
Burek captured and arrested Mary
Williams, a moonshiner, at her still
house in the South mountains a few
days ago. This woman has proven 1
the most skilled moonshiner the offi
cers have had to contend with.
A true bill was found in Forsyth
court a few days ago against the
Stewart Bros., proprietors of the
Stewart Printing House, for setting
fire to their building some time ago.
The building was a four-story brick
building in the heart of the business
section of the city. '
The case of N. Glenn Williams and
D. C. Foster against Collector Brown,
which came up in Federal Court in
Greensboro last week, was postponed
until this week. Williams and Fos
ter are trying to keep Collector
Brown from disposing of a number
of barrels of liquor seized from them.
While Mrs. William Nissen and a
party of friends were enroute to
Wentworth, in Rockingham County,!
a few nights ago, the chauffeur, a Mr.
Honeycutt, was struck in the eyes
with a sand bag, which burst, filling
his eyes with sand and completely
blinding him. The sand was thrown
by some unknown person.
Mr. C. M. Dalton, a hotel proprie
tor of Slick Rock Inn, thirteen miles
from Hendersonville, has offered a re
ward of $100 for the capture of W.
L. Moore, who he alleges passed a
worthless check on him for the
amount of $185.85. Mr. Moore had
been a guest at the Inn for two weeks
and on leaving, gave Mr. Dalton the
check, from which he was to deduct
his board and give him the remaind--er,
which was about $160. The check
wag later found to be worthless.
Catawba Delegates Pledged to
Roosevelt.
"Hickory Times-Meudcury.
It is about decided to hold no new
primaries in-the county. The same
delegates will go to the county and
other conventions to nominate candi-
dates. If the same delegates go to
the next State Convention,, and the
question of instructing the electors
for Taf t or Roosevelt comes up, what
will they do?
According to the instructions given
. them by the county convention that
appointed" them, they would, have to
rote to instruct for Roosevelt. Be
sides, according to that resolution
passed by the last State Convention
against President Taft, they could
hardly do otherwise.
Wilson
Would Also Like to Born
Some Books.
Union Republican.
Democratic Chairman Taggart
burned his books, and there are indi
cations that Democratls Candidate
'"Wilson would like to
his, too. .
turn some of
To Attend the Chicago t'onTcnUocu J
The following is from Monday )
Greensboro News:
"James N. Williamson, Jr., of Bur-1
lington, one of the original KooseTeit
Presidential boomers, was In Greens-
boro last night and to a reporter of
the Daily News he declared that be
would be present in Chicago August
5th when the 'Progressive convention
is called to order. Mr. Williamson
also expressed the belief that he
would be one of a number of Tar
Heel progressives on hand to whoop
things up for the Colonel. Mr. Wil
liamson will leave Saturday night for
the Windy City.
"He asked last night that all
i North Carolina progressives, wheth -
er they be delegates, alternates or
visitors, who propose to attend the
Chicago convention, communicate
with him immediately that he may
make seating arrangements and also
prepare for the trip. He says he will
have no trouble in arranging comfort-!
able seats and quarters for all who!
expect to be in Chicago on August!
5th."
MKKTIXG OF STATE PRESS.
Midsummer Meeting Was Held at
Morehead City Address by Mr.
Seitz'of New York World Week- j
ly Papers Adopt Uniform Rate fori
AlvfrHinfT- IT. CJnf mr
President Trips to Cape Lookout
and New Bern.
The North Carolina State Press As
sociation held its annual midsummer
meeting at Morehead City last week.
The meeting opened on Wednesday
morning and came to a close Thurs -
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day night
The feature of Wednesday's meet
ing was the address by Don C. Seitz,
business manager of the New York
World. His theme was "The Inten
sive Theory as Applied to the News
paper Page." He pointed out that
the object of an editor should not be
to simply fill up his paper, but to
print the news, and the business man
ager should see that his paper gets
justice inthe advertising.
At Thursday morning's meeting
Mr. J. H. Caine, editor of the Ashe
ville Citizen, was elected new Presi
dent of the Association.
The other officers chosen are as fol
lows: First Vice-President, W. C. Ham
mer, Asheboro; Second Vice-President,
A. J. Connor, Rich Square;
Third Vice-President, Don Sinclair,
Sanford; Secretary, John B. Sherrill,
Concord; Historian, B. H. Depriest;
Orator, J. J. Farriss; Poet, H. A.
Banks. The Executive Committee is
composed of the President and Secre
tary, H. A. London, R. R. Clark, H.
B. Varner, R. M. Phillips, and D, T.
Edwards.
The next midsummer meeting will
be held in Asheville. A midwinter
meeting will be held in Salisbury in
December. The rest of the morning
session was consumed in the discus
sion of circulation and advertising.
The final meeting was held Thursday
night when the weekly newspapers
discussed foreign advertising and
twenty-two papers agreed on 10 cents
an inch as minimum for first thou
sand circulation and 5 cents per inch
for each additional thousand circula
tion. It was agreed that each paper
should be assessed $2.00 per month
to pay expenses in trying to get other,
papers to join fh in promoting adver
tising for the weekly papers. The
committee appointed at the last meet
ing of the Press Association were au
thorized to all a meeting , have mat
ter printed, and to draw on the pa
pers fo rthe monthly dues. It is the
opinion of many newspaper men that
this Is the best movement ever start
ed by the weekly.
On Thursday afternoon the editors
were taken aboard the United States
ship Seminole and were carried to
Cape Lookout and out to sea. Some
were very sea sick, and the deck for
awhile had the appearance of a hos
pital; however, all of them were able
the following day to say that they
enjoyed the trip.
On Friday the party was taken up
the Inland Waterway from Morehead
to New Bern, a distance of about
forty miles. At New Bern the party
was met with automobiles and were
whirled over the city until train time.
In "this connection it might be said
that New Bern has shown great im
provement in the way of streets. It
probably has the best streetsand
sidewalks of any town its size in the
State.
England Wants Wilson Elected.
Burlintgon State Dispatch.
A vote for Wilson means free trade
and no market for the farmer. Who
is foolish enough to take a chance?
Certainly not a farmer.
We are told that the English press
is solid for Wilson. Well, we reckon
so. This would mean the bankruptcy
of our manufactories and England
would soon flood our markets with
goods with very little or no tariff.
Can WTe Stand Another Wilson -Law?
Union Republican x
William L. Wilson, the author of
the infamous Wilson law of twenty
years ago, was a college professor and
was born in Virginia. Woodrow Wil
son is a college progressor and was
born in Virginia. To those who re
member the lean and hungry years
when the Wilson law was in force,
the coincidence of name, birthplace,
profession and political principles has
a sinister aspect.
General New?s.
A destructive earthquake In Piura,
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reru. laai wees iwung jorxy wcooas
and leaving the city almost im raias.
j A number of people were killed and
j injured.
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At a negro frolic near Gaffney, S.
j C, a few nights ago, Charles Barnes
shot and killed Cliff Littlejohn. Both
negroes are said to have been drunk
when the murder occurred.
Rev. Dr. Griffith John, for fifty-
three years missionary to China, died
iin London a few days ago. He was
the first Christian missionary to
reach Central China.
Six people were killed and several
injured when a Lake Shore passen
egr train struck an automobile near
Toledo, Ohio, a few days ago. The
machine contained nine people. ,
The discovery of bubonic plage was er pected Rose to bring about fie
made in New Orleans a few days ago killin& of Rosenthal many days be
by the health officers in a rat caught fore the crime was committed. When
at the water front. It is declared RoBe faiIed to meet witn his Pecui-
there is no cause for alarm locally.
Rnnnia Henderson, a white man. in
Asheville, successfully stood off two
policemen for some time who were j
trying to arrest her, by flourishing
line
two long hat pins as weapons
She
was finally arrested, however.
The body of Naomi Mitchell, a
fourteen-year-old girl, was found in
Ma corn field near Carmel, Me., one
day last week. She had been mur
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dered supposedly by an escaped in
mate of the Bangor insane asylum.
Mrs. Harvey R. Payne, one of the
most popular young society women
of Jacksonville, Fla., committed sui
cide in a vacant house in the heart of
the city last Saturday by turning on
the gas. Domestic troubles are said
to have been the cause.
Robert Thornborow, president of
the State Bank of Bancroft, Kansas,
committed suicide last week by shoot
ing himself at his home. He had
been arrested on complaint of the
Kansas State Bank Examiner, who al
leged there was a shortage of $1,000.
Justice Keogh, of the Supreme
Court, declares that Harry Thaw is
still insane and must remain in
prison. The court took the ground
that Thaw's release would be danger
ous to public safety. He must remain
in the prison where he was placed
after the killing of Stanford White in
1908.
At Wheeling, W. Va., at a Masonic
outing a few days ago, a platform on
which 200 Masons and their fami
lies were seated, over a ravine in an
open air theatre, suddenly collapsed
and dropped to the bottom of the
ravine, which was thirty feet deep.
Thirty persons were injured, and
some fatally.
While being initiated into a lodge
of the Woodmen of the World, at
Friendship, B. C, a few days ago,
Furman Bagwell shot and very se
riously wounded Milton Taylor. Dur
ing the initiation he was being shot
at with blank cartridges, when he
took it for real shooting and fired his
pistol with the above results,
Claude Allen, one of the Hillsville
outlaws, was convicted of murder in
the first degree for the killing of
Commonwealth's Attorney William
M. Foster. He was found guilty of
in the second degree in a former trial
for the killing of Judge Thornton L.
Massie. Sentence was not passed in
order that he might testify against
others.
As a result of bad blood . between
the races at Rome, Ga., all the ne
groes were driven from the town of
Plainville, in Gordon County, Ga., a
few days ago. Many shots were ex
changed, and the latest reports are
that Sheriff Owens was mortally
wounded.
Several negroes were
wounded and one or two white men
were shot.
The body of the missing nurse,
Miss Dorcas I. Snodgrass, who has
been missing from the home of her
sister in ML Vernon since July 17,
was found last Sunday in Dubois
Creek, near Catskill, N. Y. The iden
tification was made by Frederick
Schmidt, the young lady's fiance, and
Police Lieutenant M. Silverton, of the
same place.
POLICE LIEUT. BECKER AR
RESTED. Charged With Murder of Rosenthal
Corruption of New York Police
Force Brought to Light.
The last issue of The Caucasian
told of the murder of Gambler Her
mon Rosenthal on one of the princi
pal streets in New York in broad day
time and that It was believed that the
police instigated his death because he
had stated that the police department
of that city had been paid hush mon
ey by the gamblers of New York.
Several of the gamblers havebeen ar
rested and on Monday Lieutenant
Chas. A. Becker, of the police depart
ment, was arrested, charged with the
instigator of the death of Rosenthal.
The evidence of some of the gamblers
shows that the police department of
New York baa been recelvrr.,; rXt
and i rotten to the core
A New York dUpatch of Monday
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Police Lieutenant Charles A. Beck
er was indicted by the grand Jury to
night, arrested, arraigned and sent io
the Tombs on the charge of bating
ordered and planned the assassina
tion of Gambler Herman Rosenthal,
who was shot down by assassins in
front of the Hotel Metropole fourteen
das ago- ,
The indictment charges murder in
I firsl de&re nd come & resuU
i of confessions made late today by
Uack Uo8e "dgie Webber and Har
ry anon.
Each witness swore separately and
without qualification that Becker
bounded them for weeks to "get Ros
enthal." Rose declared that he would
I have 101(1 th trutn daTS S DUt h
aia not. trust ueputy rouce commis
sioner Dougherty, who seemed to dc
having a great deal to do with the
case at that time.
It was even brought out that BecU-
uona a coherence was cauea oetween
; Webber, Vallon, Rose and Becker at
a Harlem resort at which Beck-r
said:
"This man Rosenthal has lived too
long. You fellows must get hiui
i Rse has failed to pull the job oft ad
I expected."
Turning to Webber, Becker is
quoted as exclaiming:
"Now Webber, you men have got
to do away with Rosenthal. Since
Rose has failed it is up to you to give
the sign, you have got the money."
The witness admitted that Becker
had geen collecting graft from the
' gamblers for a long time. Rose said
he had been the collector. Webber
and Vallon bore out this statement
by telling how much they had paid
Rose each week for police protection.
The total amount collected each
month was admitted to be large.
Rose in confessing his guilt and
the details of how the murder was
planned, made a pitiful plea for mer
cy. He said:
"It was necessary for me to obey
the orders of Backer. It was the only
way in which I could make a living.
We, referring to the gamblers, con
sidered him the biggest man in the
police department.
"Becker told me In the presence
of others at the last conference when
the killing of Rosenthal was discuss
ed, that if we didn't do away with
this enemy b?e would place pistols on
us and send us to prison for seven
years."
The confessions were the result of
the most exciting series of events
that have taken place in Uev York
county for many years.
CONNECTICUT PROGRESSIVES.
Hold Mass Convention and Choose
Delegates to National Progressive
Convention -Would Recall Repub
lican Chairman.
New Haven, Conn., July 30 Be
lievers in the progressive movement
in politics from all over the State
met in mass convention here this
afternoon and chose forty-nine dele
gates to the Chicago Convention of
the Progressive Party instructed
those delegates for Theodore Roose
velt for the presidency, decided to
have the party legally enrolled as a
political body in Connecticut, advo
cated the placing of a State ticket in
the field.
As the delegation will have seven
votes in the convention each dele
gate will have a seventh of a vote.
The delegation is instructed to
support the short ballot, direct pri
maries, popular election of United
States Senators, the initiative refer
endum and recall, a protective tariff
which shall protect both industry and
employe, while destroying monopolies
which have increased the cost of liv
ing, a parcels post, womans suffrage
and a working men's compensation
law.
The sensation of the session was
the presentation of the following res
olution: "We demand that the consolidated
railroad company recall from the po
sition of chairman of the Republican
State Central Committee its chief
lobyist, Mr. Henry J. Roraback."
It was adopted with a cheer.
Thinks Lime Will Benefit Soil in Most
Southeastern States.
Washington, D. C, July 26. An
Investigation made by President Fin
ley of the Southern Railway System
has shown that experts in the chemis
try of soils are unanimously of the
opinion that lime in some form will
benefit many of the soils of the South
eastern States by correcting their
acidity and improving their mechani
cal condition.
President Finley has secured the
opinions of experts throughout the
Southeastern States and also in the
Eastern and Middle States, in some
of which experiments with the use of
lime have been carried on for a long
series of years. These opinions have
been published in an illustrated fol
der which Is being widely distributed
among the farmers In the territory
traversed by the lines of the South
ern Railway System.
Farmers and others interested in
this subject may obtain copies of this
folder by addressing W. W. Finley,
President, Southern Railway Com
pany, Washington D. C.
The Caucasian from now until
This will be one of the roost interesting campaign Jrar .
tory of this government and The Caucasian will krrp j0J
through the campaign, including the election rxturnx, tor cnj
Get up a club of four or mono subscribers right aw at
and thereby help us to help the earn we both advocate.
ADDRESS
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