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81 AMERICIIN NOTE
ENCOURAGING REPORTS ARC BE
ING RECEIVED FROM LONDON
GERMANY REPORTS WILLING
K s ' ?. -1 -
Dilferenc* of Opinion In England,
Soma Favoring, Othoro Wanting
from both Ambassador Pago at Lon
don and Ambassador Qorard at Ber
lin wore received concerning the atti
tude of Great Britain and Germany to
ward the latest American proposals
far the aafeguarding of neutral com
merce and the unrestricted shipment
of foodstuffs to the civilian population
of hetUserent countries The United
States does not expect oourpiate re
plies for several days.
Germany's willingness to -make con
c ess ions and negotiate for an under
standing on the submarine food and
mtas question already has bean made
known Informally and the United
States expects a formal acquiescence
la a day or two. All eyes now art
turned on London, where opinion la
understood to be divided on the merits
of the suggestions Some leading
British Cabinet members are said to
favor In principle the American pro
posals as a means of solving the prob
lem with as llttla inconvenience to
neutral countries aa possible. Another
element, however, la said to he Im
pressed by the military value of fur
ther restricting supplies to Germany.
The exact nature of the American
proposals la still unknown because of
the rigid reticence of officials here and
abroad, bat asch day odds Informa
tion on the subJeccL Briefly this
much of the contents of the American
aoggeattons now fata been confirmed.
The United States has asked that
the previous rules of international
favw with raspaet to shipment by
neutrals of conditional contraband
destined to the civilKn population, and
not the belligerent forces of an
The removal of all floating mlnea by
Germany and Great Britain, is pro
posed except mines used for protec
tion of coast defenses and harbors,
pilots to be furnished to guide neutral
ships through fields that remain.
MANY BIG SUPPLY BILLS PASSED.
Congress Speeding Up to Be Ready
Washington. ? Congress worked
steadily oil its task of cleaning up sup
ply kills which mast be out of the
way before adjournment on March 4.
The Senate passed the naval Mil.
tlM.M0.000, the ?fortification bill, $?,
000.000, and the diplomatic bill. $4.
200,000 while the House spent the day
debating the general dlflclency meas
ure, with interruptions now and then
to dispose of conference reports.
The 8enate added about $$.000,000
te the naval bill as It passed die
House, providing the two-bat (lee hip
construction, program, for five sea
going submarines instead of one. tor
10 instead of 11 coast defense subma
rines, for a gunboat and a hospital
ship, and adding $1,000,000 for an ar
mor plate and $$00,000, for a projec
Senator Smoot vainly sought to have
authorised the construction of 60 sea
going and 1$ ooast defense submar
ines. declaring that "no man can tell
when the European disturbance will
involve this country In difficulties."
This prectplated a general discussion
Speaker Weoten's Condition Serious.
Raleigh.?Speaker Emmett R. Woot
en of the house of representatives has
been sinking steadily at Rex Hospital
when he had a chill and other alarm
ing symptoms appeared. Doctor Par
rott of Kinston, his family physician,
arrived and Is In consultation with Dr.
H. A. Royster, with a probability that
as a last chance to save the life of
the speaker the wound will be re
opened. There is considered at this
hour the very slightest sort of chance
tor the patient to rally.
Bill Effects Common Carriers.
Washington.?Senator Newlands In
troduced a bill in the senate to em-,
power the Interstate commerce "com
mission to examine all papers Of a
carrier. Including correspondence, II
would amend the law to meet the su
preme court's decision that the com
mission did not have power to inspect
the correspondence of the Louisville
& Nashville Railway. Mr. Newlands
?ubmitted communications from Act
ing Chairman Clementa of the com
mission and Attorney General Greg,
ory. urging that the bill be passed.
Special Tax on Foreigners Revoked.
Mexico City.?The French minis
ter wu advised officially that the por
tion of the special tax of 20,000.000
pesos levied by general Obregon which
aplies to all foreigners, will be revok
ed. General Obregon's decree stated
that money was to be used for the
relief of the pool. Americans In Mexi
co City at a meeting contributed a con
siderable amount of money for the
assistance of the poor. Foreign
banks hare signified their intention or
" Vienna, via London.?The official
communication Issued by the Austrian
war office follows: "Violent artillery
engagements lire proceeding In the
sect tons Bast of Prrsedbori In Russian
Poland. Aloqg tba rest of the front
north of the Vistula and in East Gait
' da. comparative calm prevails. The
enemy's- attaraa in ins Carpathians
on onr positions north of the Vetove
ridge and in the Ondava Valley were
unsuccessful, in atorgdag heights
during battles in southeast Galioia,
1,24# Russians ware captured."
COL WILLIAM H. CROOK
Col. William H. Crook, dliburalng
jfllcor of tho Whit* Moum, celebrated
recently tho completion of hi* flftloth
year a* an omployoo In th* office* of
TRADE GO?S ON AS USUAL
THE AMERICAN VESSEL, CARES,
COTTON LADEN, DOES DOWN
IN NORTH SEA.
Warring Nation* Ara Not Affected
Much ly Now War Zones.?All
Crowa Aro Savod.
London.?Another American *tearn
er, the Onrtb, baa been destroyed by a
mine off the German coast, while a
third Norwegian, the Begin, ha* been
torpedoed or deetroyed by a mine off
Dorer. All tho Regln'a crew wore,
tared and although not (tated In the
diapatchea from Berlin, It la beHerod
the crow of the Carib also escaped.
Thus neutral atatea continue to bo
tho great eat sufferers from the mine
and submarine warfare. It la con
sidered possible, however, that one or
two British steamers have suffered a
similar fate, on^ being overdue and
another being reported Mown up off
Rye. As e result of the activity of
German submarines the British ad
miralty has announced that the Irish
and North Channels have been re
stricted for navigation.
In the caae of a few Scandinavian,
Dutch and British steamers the crews
have refused to sail where the voyages
were to Include the war xone, but In
each Instance substitutes were found.
The crew of the British steamer Dar
leydale which hss grain for the Bel
gium Relief Commission refused to
accompany the ship from Falmouth
to Rotterdam but men were found to
take their placea. Otherwise the
trade of the country is going on much
an usual, and shipmasters continue to
express confidence that the Gernuta
submarines cannot Interfere seriously
with commerce. In fact the threat
ened blockade which has had much a
j small effect thus far, Is beginning to
give way In the public Interest In
military operations to the bombard
ment of the Dardanelles torts by the
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THREE BURN TO DEATH.
Big Fir* In Birmingham Causes $200,
000 Damao* And 3 Lives.
Birmingham, Ala?Three unidentifi
ed perrons, probably more were burn
ed to death, and eight others were
injured, In a $200,000 fire which swept
the business section of Birmingham,
destroying several commercial build
ings and the Wlnsor hotel, a small
old structure. The ruins of the hotel
are being searched. Four of the in
jured were firemen.
The fire started at 4:30 In a hard
ware store on 20th street. OHs and
paints stored there alded in its rapid
spread. It was tfo't brought under con
trol for nearly four boars.
The exact number of guests In the
Wlnsor when it caught is not known.
Several of those hurt weye injured
Jumping from upper windows.
The Wlnsor hotel was a small one
In the heart of the city occupying one
of the oldest buildings In Birmingham.
Fire wrecked the structure almost
completely and It is prqbable that
other bodies are In the debris which
Is piled high In the shell of the build
ing. H is not known how many peo
ple were In the building when the
fire began but police' are trying to
get a check on those known to have
been In the hotel.
Carib Owned In Sevannah.
New York.?'The Carib, Which was
sunk by a mine in the North Sea form
erly was owned by the Clyde Line and
was recently sold by them to Walker.
Armstrong A Co., of Savannah. Oa.
She was of 2,230 tons burden and left
Charleston January 27 for Bremen
with a cargo of cotton
30,000 Killed And Woumtod.
Suwalkl. Poland via Berlin and Lon
don?The German forcea under Field
Marshall son Hindenburg. by hard
fighting and extraordinary marches.
Inflicted such a striking defeat on tbe
Russians opposed to tbem in the re
cent battle of the Masurian lakes
country, that the Russian remnants
are a negligible quantity In the oper
ations now In progress. Tbe Russian
killed and wounded In tbe four days'
fighting were estimated at 30.000 men.
Over <0.000 Russians are. prisoners In
Enlist Federal Aid.
by the enactment of legislation to
prohibit the use of the malls to Intro
duce Into prohibition territory adver
tisements of intoxicating liquors or
the solicitation of orders for liquors.
Is being sought by a ronffnlistoa of
Alabama legislators sent here by the
state legislature. Commissioner Sam
uel D. Weakley. Fred M. Jackson and
Walter L. Sessions, three of Ave ap
pointed by the governor, reached
Washington and conferred with Ala
FUSSED BY SEMITE
ONI MORE BILL CARRYING AP
PROXIMATELY $23,000,000 PUT
DEBATE NAVAL BILL NEXT
Seven of the Fourteen Appropriation
?Ilia Have Been Paaead^-Con
. , tinue Free Bead a.
WasMngton.?1The senate added the
agricultural bill, carrying approxi
mately $23,000,MO. to the rapidly
growing list of auply measures paaaed
and debate cm the naval bill began.
Seven of the appropriation bills have
been disposed of, and seven are atlU
After considerable argument the
senate decilhed to aupport the action
of the agricultural committee In strik
ing out ap appropriation of $335,000
for the free distribution of seeds. One
ot the principal new pro visions In
the blU le the $3,600 appropriation
for combating the food and mouth die
ease among cattle.
Debate on the naval bill centers
upon committee amendments adding
several missions to the house Mil In
cluding provisions for Ave sea-going
submarines Instead of one and 16
coast defense submarines Instead of
The house began work on the list
of the supply measures for considera
tion in that body. tjje general defici
ency Mil. It also adopted the confer
ence report on the seamen's bill. The
senate now must not on It Confer
ences on other measures which have
passed both houses are progressing
That there Is some hope of passing
the Mil providing Philippine self-gov
ernment and ultimate Independence at
this session became apparent Presi
dent Wilson told several administra
tion leaders he wished the measure
could have the right-of-way over any
other general legislation and be pass
ed In tbe midst of appropriation legis
lation If necessary. i
Senator Simmons conferred with
Chairman Hitchcock of the Philippine
committee and later Mr. Hitchcock
said he believed the hill would pass.
FOOD EXPORTS INCREASE.
Vast Increase of Food Stuffs Whlls
Cotton Has Incrsased.
Washington?What mat Increases
hare been made in the export of food
stuffs since the European war began
Pas disclosed by the department of
commerce In a detailed statement
Foodstuffs exports for the seven
months ending with January totalled
1X77,400.000, an Increase of $188,000,
000 over the same month of the last
One hundred million bushels more
wheat were exported than last year;
S8.000.000 bushels more oats; 10,000.
000 bushels more corn; 40.000.000
pounds more fresh beef; 34,500,000
pounds more canned beef; 1.500,000
barrels more flour; 1,000,000 pounds
more pickled beef; 22,000.000 gallons
more gasoline, naphtha, etc., and 11,
000.000 gallons more residuum, fuel oil.
etc.. were sent abroad.
At the same time there was a
great decrease In the export of cot
ton. because of the war. the total for
the seven months being 4,106,526 bales
or 2,500,000 bales less than last year.
WAN NEWS IN BRIER.
London?One sailor lost bis life
when the smell British ste&mer Dept
ford, 230 feet long and 1,208 tons, was
sent to the bottom in 20 minntes either
by a German torpedo from a sub
marine or by coming In contact with
a mine In the North sea at a point
off Scarborough. The IS other mem
bers of the steamer's brew were saved
and were landed at South Shields.
Turks Report Victory.
Berlin, by via London?Reports
from Constantinople say that a Rus
sian attack In the territory east of
Artsln. Trans-Caucasia, has been beat
en off by the Turks with heavy losses
to the enemy. V . -?
The Western Coast Goes Down.
London?The small roasting steam
er Western Coast had been sunk by
a mine or torpedo lit the English
Channel at a point oflf Beachy Head.
The crew were landed at Portsmouth.
The Royperana Goea Down.
East Bourne, England?The steam
er Royperana was sunk off this port
It Is believed that she was torpedoed.
The crew of 31 men was saved. ,
Also the Harpallon.
Newhaven, via London?The British
steamer Harpallon, from London for
Newport News, without cargo, has
been torpedoed off Beachy Head.
- Senate May Have Extra Seaelon.
Washington?Possibilities of an ex
tra session of tbe senate alone after
March 4t]L for consideration of treat
ies and nominations were being dis
cussed among administration leaders.
White house officials refused to talk
on the subject but it was known Pres
ident Wilson was giving it consider
ation.Treaties with Columbia to pay
$25,000,000 for the partition of Pana
ma, and with Nicaragua to pay $3.
000.000 for inter-oceanic canal rights
an naval bases, undoubtedly wltl (all
of ratification at this session.
?pedal Rates to British Porte.
Washington.?Ail ports in the Brit
ish Isles were made "special ports"
requiring special ratai of Insurance
from the Government War Risk Bu
reau by an order Issued by Secretary
of the Treasury McAdoo. The only
dom under former orders were those
"special ports" in the United Ring
ed the North Boa, North o? luuuua.
The order also extends the special
pert rone on the continent to include
Bordeaux. Tbe previous limit was
PRINCESS MARIE JOSE
Prince** Marl* Jo**, th* pretty H*
tl* daughter of th* king and qua*ft
of Balgium, la with h?r two brothar*
!? a . .
MR. TAFT FORSEES CRISIS
GRAVE DANGER TO THE UNITED
STATES IN NEW ISSUES OP
Fully Sustain* President Wilson In Ml*
Cours* H* Ha* Taksn In I ntamo
Morriatown. N. J. ? The United
States is threatened by a serious In
vasion of its rights as a neutral by the
warring (actions of Europe aad In pro
tecting its commerce wttb those Na
tions Is (ace to (ace with a crisis. In
the opinion of former President Wil
liam Howard Taft.
In the solution of that crisis should
R arise, no jlngc spirit must l?e allow
ed to prevail, Mr. Taft advised; neith
er pride nor momentary passion
should Influence judgment.
"And when the President shall act."
Mr. Taft declared, "we most stand by
him to the end. In this determina
tion we may be sure that all will join,
no matter what their European origin.
All will forget their differences in self
sacrificing loyalty to our common flag
and our oommon country."
Mr. Taft's reference to the situa
tion confronting the United States was
made at the conclusion of ah address
before the Washington Association of
New Jersey. Quoting a reservation in
the treaty of Algeclras, proclaimed In
1907, and entered into by the United
.States and 11 European Nations, Mr.
"Our Interest in the present war.
under the'conditions that exist, should
be limited aa set forth in this reserva
tion, to wit.
'To preserving and increasing the
commerce of the United States with
the belligerents; to the protection as
to life, liberty and property of our
citizens residing or traveling in thstr
countries, and to the aiding by our
friendly offices aad efforts in bringing
those countries to peace.'
"Our efforts (or peace," he continu
ed. "have been made a* complete as
"In preserving the commerce of the
United States with the belligerents,
however, we are (ace to face with n
crisis. The planting of mines in the
open sea and the use of submarines
to send neutral vessels to the bottom
without Inquiry aa to their neutrality
when found in a so-called war sons
of the open sea, are all of them a
variation from the rules of Interna
tional law governing the action of bel
ligerents towards neutral trade.
"When their violation results In the
destruction of the Uvea of American
citizens or of American property, n
grave issue will arise as to what the
duty of this Government is. The re
sponsibility of the President end Con
gress in meeting the critical issue thus
presented in maintaining our Nation
al rights and our National honor on
the one hand, with due regard to the
awful consequences to our 90,000,000
of people of engaging hi this horrible
world war, on the other, will be very
great. It involves on their part a
judgment in Its consequences that we
should earnestly pray that tffe neces
sity for It may be averted.
"If, however,'the occasion arises
we can be confident that those In
authority will be actuated by the high
est patriotic -motives and by the deep
est concern for our National welfare.
We must not allow our pride or mo
mentary passion to Influence our judg
ment. We must exercise the delibera
tion that the fateful consequences In
the loss of our bast blood and enor
mous waste of treasure would neces
sarily Impose upon us. We must al
low no jingo spirt to prevail. We
must abide the judgment of those in
whom we have entrusted the author
ity and whan the* President shall act,
we must stand by him to the end."
Both Houmo of Congress Buoy.
Washington.?Appropriations for na
tional defense occupied the attention
of both housee of congress. The sen
ate discussed until late at night the
army approproprlation bill carrying
approximately 1193,000.000, while the
house debated the fortifications bill.
While progress was being made on
both these measures, the senate com
mittee on naval affairs practically
completed consideration of the naval
appropriations measure and the sen
ate paused for four minutea to paaa
the pension bill carrying fldt.OdO.OM.
Increases for submarines and avia
tion over provision^ of the bouse bHt
were reoom if ended by the senate com
mittee |n a bill which will total ap
proximately 1150,000,000. The com
mittee urges 11,000.000 for aviation
Instead of $300,000, as authorised' In
the house bill and also recommends
the construction of ? sea-rotas subma
rines instead of one and 10 Instead
of 11 of the smeller type submarines,
.the former to cost not mors than 1?
too.uoo each and Urn latter not to ex
ceed $650,000 each.
n NOTE IS
I BEING cue
BASIC FOB FURTHER NEQOTIA
[ TIONS IS PRESENTED, IT HAS
f MCN-kEAANSD. ^
BRITAIN IS VERY RETICENT
But Still Point* Out That Food Ha*
Not Boon Declared Abaolut* Con
traband of War.
LeSnT? Lon<l<,n?'">? American
identical note on marine warfare, aent
to Great Britain and Germany. It |<i
the hands of Dr. yon Bethmann-Holl.
I wm. Imperial German Chancellor
, ,lrb tbs German
The German Gorernment la not
ready to make public the contents of
the not*, bat It is sold they ihsy be
^graded a. the b?U for further itZ
I *thms. Certain of the propoaals as
an example the removal of the mine
flrtds around England. probably wfll
T.?n*^?*Irt*b4e ** 0*nw?7.
doU"!^ Government, It is saM.
not expect that Great Britain will
accept any propoaals permitting the
[many1*11**1 tood*t,l<t? to Qer
I that, the American note presents a
,or further negotiations.
WMhtagton." th. newspaper ndda.
Ilntd in.Tl H? J** Suggestions out
Uned In the final paaaaga of Ger
" ***** and makes proposals
which^apparently are addreeaed equal
ly to Germany and Oreat Britain "
PUTTING UP A GOOD FIGHT.
F**r Xh*t "?"?gada Utss will Join
Old Polk's Band.
8alt Lake City, Utah.?Fear that
renegade Utra from the rsssi ration
In Colorado will join OM Polk's band
? Plate Indians which has been bat
tllng United SUtra offlcerantTl^
DeraMT"*- *" * to The
Reports from the Colorado reserva
tion say the Indiana ballsy* th* white
man hare killed 25 sqnaws and pa
Pooses and they are greatly incensed
n Neb*k* ??*? wired the
Dt8trlct Attorney at
Bait Lake City and also the Deoari
Z*? ***? * Warthwton Z
Narajo Indira po
wtat V?JS?Be'ted * hlm
"?tot la tracking the host ties. ?
My men will uke care of all the
fighting." he raid.
A scouting party found that Old
IeM1n* ? small band of In
*tons had crossed the flea Joan
Rlrer to Navajo Reservation on the
Another scouting patty followed the
2*0 of Old Polk end about 10 mottnt.
ad warriors to recapture Wnsh.
?Ight or 10 miles east of Bhiff, hot
wra unable to determine whether his
movement Indicated aa attempt to
?scape or an effort to obtain rein
President Wilson For Mountaineers.
Washington.?Praise tor the "sim
ple.. straightforward" people at the
Southern mountains, and criticism of
the "airs that high society glres it
self' wars voiced bjr President Wil
son here at a meeting held In the in
terest of Berea College, Kentucky
founded to educate the mountaineers.
The President declared the college
was "going straight to the heart of
one of the most Interesting problems
of American life," and added that '"the
only thing that is worth while in hu
man Intercourse Is to wake some
body." Justice Tushes of the Su
preme Court presided at the meeting
and other speakers were President
Frost of Berea College, F. O. Bonser of
Columbia University end Hamilton
W. Viable of The Outlook magaalae.
New Orleane Baker* Aak Embargo
N?w Orleans.?The exeeutlre com
mittee ot the National Association of
Master .Bakers forwarded to Presi
dent Wilson and leaders In Congress
a resolution asking that an embargo
be placed on the exportation of wheat
rye and flour.
l->;- g? ? . *nm, n .m nn.n.iutii I J"
Alabama Prohibitionists Oat Hearing.
Washington.?Alabama's plan to
; prevent liquor advertisement? and
! solicitation of liqnor orders from be
ing sent through the malls to prohbl
' toln territory was Incorporated In a
bill Introduced In the national house
of representatives by Representative
Abercromble. The bill was drafted
by a delegation sent here by the Ala
bama legislature to confer with Pres
ident Wilson. Postmaster General
Hurl son and mmbers of the Alabama
Underwood Leaves House Committee
W. Uhderwood bade farewell to the
house ways and means committee, of
which he is chairman, as he will rep
resent Alabama as Its Junior senator
after March 4. He presided over the
committee at Its final session of this
congress and was presented with a
resolution <ft thanks and congratula
tions by his colleagues. There were
speeches by various members. Speak
er Clark later yielded the presiding
officer's (hair to Mr. Underwood.
Obtains Paseoort Falsely.
New York.?Richard Peter Spegler.
a retired German sea captain and a
German navy reservist was arrested
here by department of Justice agents,
charged with fraudulently obtaining
an American passport Vincent Cook
of Hoboken. N. J., .also was taken Into
custody. The department of Justice
agents said they expected to make
additional arrests Immediately. Speg
ler la alleged t ohave obtained a pass
port under the new regulations adopt
ed by the state department about Ita
Movements Dim and Thalr Le
sal Effacts For tha Cotton
?toto. Fob. 28 to March
(Mothers Observatory Ferer-eet
Sunday, February it.?The I
weak will open wKh a Ooot
W?ra to the Eastern Bolt as
previously torecast and with
i m*Tm*T w("tii,r FraraUtos to ,
Monday, March X; Tuesday, I
March 1; Wednesday, March J.
I Cool Ware Is dae to overspread
the South Monday and Tuesday,
it la believed without precipita
tion. and U will briny 10 de
grees cooler weather, with light
frosts to Baatarn Bek nearly to
the Qulf and Atlanta Coasta.
T Tburaday, March. 4. to Son
day. March 7.?Rain setting to
to Western Belt Thursday will
overspread the South Friday
and Saturday to advance of the
cool wave. This movement will
cover the South Saturday and
Sunday, with moderately cooler
weather, minima ranging ground
44 degree*, with clearing.
MOUNTAINEERS WANT OUTLET
A Line From Edgemont to Newland
Would Qivo Outlot to Tonn????i
Over E. T. A W. N. C.
Lenoir.?The citizen* of Edgemont,
to CaldweH county, ud Nowtond. to
Avery county, hue begun a- etrong
agitation tor o rail rood from Edge
moot to Nowtond Already thU agtta
ttoo hot taken the form of action and
a charter will be applied for at pree
eat General AeaemMy.
The dlatanca between the above
mentioned towna la only tweaty-oae
mtlea and thia will not only glee the
people of Arery the opportunity of a
ctoeer aaeoctaUon and oonneotlon with
their former friend* to CaldweH. but
with thla conectteg Unk Lenoir would
then enjoy direct treimportation tad
I It lee with Johneon Otty, Tenn , etnce
the Beat Tennessee and Waatarn
Worth Carolina railroad eatanda from
the latter city to Newland.
For aereral yean then bae bean
much talk of extending the Carolina
and North Western railroad from
Edgemont. the preaeot term In u* to
eono point to Teaneeeee and It la re
ported on good authority that the
money waa actually to hand for thla
entanalon eome two year* ago, bat on
account of the pannage of the Jnet Ice
lntra-etate freight MU. the project
waa temporarily abandoned. Among
the prominent citizens behind the
preaent movement are W. H. Rag land,
and J. Robert Campbell, of Newland.
and W W. Barber of Bdgemoot.
SUES STREET CAR COMPANY.
Charlotte Lady Aake far $7,000 Al
l*g*d Damages far Injuria* Racalvad.
Charlott*?Roy B. Dlabt and wlfo.
Berth* Sled rait agalnat tha Char
lotte Elec'rle Company-for 17.000- al
laced damacoa ae the roeolt of an In
jury during a ride by Mr*. Dfehl and
her elx-montha-old baby on one of
the company'* cars on June 12. If 14.
The allegation* set forth that aa the
reault of the actual Injury by reason
of the sudden start of th* car and the
humiliation aad mental anguish caus
ed by th* altered rude treatment on
tb* car the wa* la bad for a
Ions while, necessitating the aertrlc*
of a physician, and that aha la perma
nently Injured. Wherefore plaintiff*
ask $5,000 for actual damage* and $2.
000 for punltlT* and anemplary dam
Cotton, Cotton Seed and Moal Prlcaa
In the Markets of North Carolina
For tha Paat Weak.
Am reported to tha Division of Mar
keta. North Carolina Agricultural Ex
periment Station and Department of
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Winador .... 7%c
Oouth Xaatarn North Carolina
Feyettevtue. .5.21-2.17 46c. 10.00 2000
Jacksonville..7?-S c 40c tt.00 ltOO
Max ton 7tt-7%c S6-4Sc >0 00 2000
North Central North Carolina.
Battloboro TV 4t-46c >2.00 2000
Greensboro... 2.56c 11.00
PlttdtSro.;..? ~ ? ?M0
Ralelah 3%-S 1-1(1 45c 10.00 2000
SmitUMldt... tc 40c 00.00
Wlleon 71to 42c 12.00
South Central North Carolina
Charlotte..,.. tc lie *2.1)0 2000
Cleveland 20c 22.00 2000
Oeetonla 4014-42 20,00 2000
Kln?a Mtn... tc 1I-40C 30 00 2000
Monoe I -IUc 14-45c 30.00 1300
MooroauiUa .. 8c 35-40c 10.00 1200
Nowton 7%-2 e 40-45c 20.00 1200
Norwood..... So 40c 12.00 1500
Salisbury 7%-tUc tOOO
Htateavllle.... 3c 40c tl.00 1160
Norfolk, Va... 7.22-2o
RETAIL PRICES OP CORN FOR THE
No, 2 No. i
Town White Tallow or Mixed
Charlotte ........ .20- .25 IS- .25
Colerain .20 .85
OroenaMro 1.10 .25
Hasten 1.00 (?*?, ,
Now Born 100
Ralelah .26 .24
Scotland Nock. .. .25-1*2 .20
Wlleon ,... LOO
TAR HEEL BREVITIES.
Durham will vote on the city man
ecer plan of government March 16.
Duplin county will hare a county
school commencement March 4 and I.
Henderson and Vance counties now
have whole time health officers.
C. D. Mtnom of Wake county
made ISO buehels of corn. 6 tone mil |
let and peavlna hay and vegetables
IBS?h for hla family on 5 acres of
around, paying out only 14.20 for help.. I
He also attended every baseball fame j
play to ^ .1
coi CLUB BOIS SET
PAGE FOR FATHERS
CLUB MANAQER RETURNS FROM
TRIP TO SAND HlLL SECTION
OVER 500 NEW MEMBERS
Greet Orowth In Interest Shewn.?
Number of Prises Offered Per
Largest Yields This Year.
West RaMsfc-^Xfcat the work of the
Bom' Cora Clubs has served as a
neucleus (or the grown-ups In the ag
ricultural progress of this 8tate Is
demonstrated by the statement which
was made by T. E. Browne, in charge
of Corn Clubs In the State, who re
turned from a trip to Cumberland
County and paints In the sandhill sec
tion of the SUto.
Mr. Browoe toid of the different
atmosphere which le present la the
rally meetings (or the farmers now
and ^S years ago. "Ten years ago.
when the speaker had finished and the
meeting dismissed all made way home
and manifested no more than passing
Interest la what the spanker had. said.
Now the farmers stay In the meeting
place sad nek the agricultural
speaker many lively, sensible ques
tions regarding tffelr work. I attrib
ute this fact to the Interest which has
been aroused by the com clubers In
the state, which Is the forerunner of
the work among the boys.
"Demonstration has played Its part
In the awskeeniag of the farmers' In
terest In hie work from a scientific
standpoint. The Increased Intelligence
of our rural districts Is accountable
for a large part of this dew Interest."
There are coming Into the offices at
West Raleigh a large namhsr of let
ters from boys throughout the State
regarding the Cora Clab work?much
larger than In former years. Over
(00 boys have aask for enrollment
who have hitherto hot boon members
of the clabe. There are to bo offered
this year a number of prtmee tor the
hlgbeet yields. The boys ere being
encouraged to work for corn yields ss
a business, and not so much for win
ning n prlss.
Fighting Cheatnut ?light.
' Ashevllle.?Wei tarn North Carolina
lumbermen, who, through the Western
.Carolina Lumber and Timber Associa
tion. recently Inaugurated a campaign
to hare the Leeer amendment to the
agricultural appropriations bill killed,
are delighted with mesaagee received
from Washington. Both Senator Sim
mane and Senator Overman hare
written that they will work again*
the amendment and will seek to bare
the government to make an appro
prtation for the eootlansnce of the ef
fort# agalnet "cheptnut blight" end
similar letters have been received
from a number of ~tbe members of the
North Carolina delegation in Cong
Bryan Llkck North Carolina.
Raleigh?Dr. Warroa Book sr. mo
rotary of the Social Sonrtoo Confer
oaoa of the state, baa received a lotto*
from Secretary William Jennings Bry
an In which be tells bow ho enjoy*
his recent rlalt to the conference aad
of hie constantly increasing Interest
In North Carolina affairs. The follow
ins ie an extract from the letter: "1
enjoyed the Social Berries meeting
Immensely. The prospect of my few
Ins a summer resident of North Cam
Una causes mo to bo more and more
Interested In the things that make for
the Improvement of the state aad. 1
am sure your organisation will exert
a large influence."
Tar Haala Oppose Palmar Mil.
Washington ? Manufacturer* and
other* In North Carolina an making
a determined light agatnit the Palmer
child labor bill that paaaed the hoaee
recently. Senator Overman baa re
ceived many letter* protesting against
the measure, and he has aesnred con
stituents that he stand* Just when he
did eight years ago and will not per
mlt the bill to pass the Senate. If be
can prevent It
Wilmington Aa a Port.
Wilmington?The Wilmington Cham
bar of Commerce has started a cam
paign to booat Wilmington aa a port
and its importance to tha State. The
drat atop In this direction has bean
the mailing oat to all commercial bod
las and the newspapers of the State
a copy of a latter from Col. Walker
Taylor, collector of the port in which
the figures are given showing that
there has been an incVeaae'of 29 per
cent in foreign exports from Wilming
ton during the past five years and an
increase of 229 par cent in the imports.
Klnston.?Klnston ta beoomlng a
canter (or the manufacture of hogs
heads. In 1?14 no leaa than S.OM were
made here In a single plant for ne'e
by the tobacco exporters Thla enter
prise, at Manning and Pollock streets,
la expected to greatly Increase Its out
put thla year, since the ladjcatioas
are for the Mggeat crop of bright leaf
In history. Local tobacco housea took
moat of last year's output, although
some were shipped gmpty to other
points In the baft. Klnsten-made hogs
heads were sent all orer the world.
Big Bridge Contract Let.
WUmlngtoa.?The Atlantic Coast
line engineering department has
awarded the contract for the structure
of the HtMon bridge draw and another
for the superstructure the total coat
about ItO.OOO And work to be com
menced by Not. 1. Hilton bridge la
used by A C. L. and Seaboard Air
line In getting In and egt of Wllralag
ton. ' ma aaw anw will i? placed wS
the site of the fixed epan. which *?? ?
wreck el by "being hit by a steamer,
and will ha of the lift type, affording
a clear opening, of PS (set.