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W. J. ems LIFE
HAS BEEN HLLEO
WAS POWERFUL ORATOR AND
FOR 30 YEARS HAS BEEN IN
NATION S EYE.
' Virtually dominant in the Demo
cratic party for nearly sixteen years,
William J. Bryan was three times
nominated and defeated for the Presi
dency. Then. like Elijah of old, he
cast his mantle upon ftie Elisha of
Princeton and exerted a potent in
fluence in bringing about Woodrow
Wilson's first nomination for the of
fice to which he. himself, had vainly
Known in his youth as "the silver
tongued boy orator of the Platte," it
■was Mr. Bryan's eloquence In his fa
mous "cross of gold" speech at the
Democratic national convention in
Chicago in 1896 that made him the
choice of his party. He polled more
than ,6,500,0p0 votes in his Aral cam
"His career has been likened to that
of Henry' Clay who also was three
times nominated for the Presidency
and as many times defeated. Clay,
too, became Secretary of State.
Friends of Bryan insisted that, like
Clay, he was too conscientious for a
politician and thai the famous Whig's
declaration "I would rather be right
than be President" well described the
man fr m Nebraska.
The former Secretary of State was
born in Salem, 111.. March 19, 1860.
His father wag Silas Llllard Bryan, a
native of Culpepper County, Virginia,
a lawyer and Judge. The son, after
graduating from Illinois College in
1881 and Union Colelge of Uw, Chica
go. In 1883 entered the law off!ee of.
Lyman Trumbul, former United States
Senator. Subsequently he removed to
Jscksonvllle. 111., where he practiced
law until 1887 when he settled in Lin
During the Presidential campaign
of 1888 young Bryan's' speeches in
behalf of the Democratic ticket at
tracted attention and In 1890 he ac
cepted a nomination for Congress in
the First Nebraska District, a Republi
can stronghold, "because no one else
would have It," he said, since It was
believed no Democrat could win. He
was elected and serced from 1891 until
1895. He was made a member of the
Important Ways and Mean Committee
in his first term.
Two speeches in this period gave
Mr. Bryan nation-wide prominence,
one against the policy of protection,
delivered on March 16, 1892, and the
other against the repeal of the silver
purchase clause of the Sherman Act
on August 16, 1893. In the latter he
advocated "the free and unlimited
coinage of silver, Irrespective of Inter
national agreement, at a ratio o( II to
1," a policy with which his name was
afterwards most prominent associated
until he entered the cabinet of Presi
The first nomination of Mr. Bryan
for the Presidency at the Democratic
national convention in Chicago on
July 10, 1896. has since been character
ise! as one of the "miracles" of Amer
ican politics. The nominee, after serv
ing In Congress, had run for the Unit
ed States Senate and been defeated
by Senator John M. Thurston, of Ne
braska. Abandoning the law, Mr.
Bryan became editor of the Omaha
World-Herald and championed the
caoae of bimetallism as vigorously
with the pen as he bad upon the fo
rum. He bad been beaten for a third
term in Congress on the Issue of
"sound money" and when the time
ctfflt for the national convention this'
question was rending both big political
parties. There were Free Silver Re
publicans af well as Democrats, but
the nominee of the former. Henry M.
Teller, of Colorado, threw bis support
to Bryan wben the Nebraskan won the
-nomination at Chicago.
The "ctoas of gold" speech by Bry
fcn. which has been quoted oftener,
perhsps. than any other of his words,
and which made him a rival of Wil
liam McKlnley for the Presidency
cams at the close of a debate os the
floor of the convention in advocacy of
« frss silver plank. Men nationally
prominent In lbs party had preceded
him, and opposed the plank unless it
shook! provide for bimetallism by In
terna tiodal agreement. The situation
was tsnss when the Nebraskan. then
only 36 yssrs old — ons year more than
41m,. Constitutional requirement for a
President —arose to spssk. Everybody
-was Ured; everybody seemed ready
tor compromise. Not so the delegate
from Nebraska. There was Ire in bis
•ye when he began to speak:
. "1 would be presumptuous, indeed,
to present myself against ths disting
uished gentlemen to whom -you have
listened." he said. "If this were s
mors msasurlag of abilities; hut this
Js not a contest between persons. Tbe
humblest cttJsen In all the land, when
«tod In Che armor of a righteous cause,
to stronger than sll ths hosts of srror.
f ocsas to speak to yon In defence of a
| i —i as boly as t&e csuse of liberty—
' she cause of humanity."
Then charging the evile of the toy
—toe Me mills, ths social unreet and
low wages—to the scarcity of money
and the "Idle holders of Idle capital
in wall street," ke continued:
; "The IndMvidnel Is but sn atom; he
M horn, ha acts, he does; but prlnclplss
— : ; —■ —r~~ j
Nation Mourns His Death '
William Jennings Bryan Died Suddenly Sunday at Dayton. Tenn.
Great Commoner Has for Many Years Been an Outstanding
American Political Leader and Orator.
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w- mM I m Us •
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are eternal; and this has been a con
test over a principle. Having behind
us to producing mases of this nation
and the world, supported by the com
mercial Interests, the laboring inter
est* • and the tollers everywhere, we
will answer those who demand a single
gold standard by saying:
"You shall not pretw down upon the
brow of labor this crown of thorns.
You shall not crucify mankind upon
this cross of gold,"
The convehtlon was stampeded for
Bryun. who was nominated over eight
other candidates on the fifth ballot,
following a speech by a Georgia dele
gat* in which the eloquent young ora
tor was referred to as "a Saul come to
the Isrealitee to battle." Subsequent
ly Bryan received the nomination of
the People's and the National Silver
The nominee brake all speaking
records In his first campaign, travell
ing more than 18.000 miles and making
about OO speeches in 27 States. He
polled 6,502.925 votes to McKlnley's
7.104,779 and received in the Electoral
College 171 votes to his opponent's 271.
Although defeated, Mr. Bryan remain
ed the leader of his party and. after
the Spanish-American war In 1898. in
wblch he. commanded the Third Ne
braska Infantry as Its Colonel, he op
posed the permanent retention of the
Philippine Islands by the United
In 1900, when again nominated for
the Presidency, he made "antl-lmper
lallsm" the paramount issue but re
fused to omit an explicit party decla
ration in favor of tree coinage of sil
ver in the party platform. This time
he was defeated with a popular vote of
•.368.133 as against 7,207.923 for his
opponent. He received 15$ electoral
votes to McKinley's 292.
Mr. Bryan returned to Llncon, and
sturted the publication of a weekly
political journal called The Com
moner. Pour years later. 1904. al
though not actively a candidate for
the nomination, which eventually went
to Judge Alton B. Parker., he vigor
ously opposed Democratcy's "conenr
The interim between this period
and the next Presldental eletcion of
1908 was occupied by Mr. Bryan, BOW
known by many of his followers aa
"The Peerless Leader." In several en
| terprises that kept him in the public
eye. Notably among these waa his
I trip around the world on which he
atarted September 31, IMS.
About thia lime Mr. Bryan name
| out for world disarmament, an Ideal
i which Is said to have prompted his
! drafting In 1923. when he became
i Secretary of Slate, of the particular
• form of pence treaty between the
lulled States and foreign nationa "by
which all disputes were to be submit
ted to an Impartial Investigating com
mission for a year before hostilities
In 1908 Mr. Bryan was again named
as the Democratic standard bearer.
The campaign waa waged on the prin
cipal issue or opposition to "trusts"
■nd for n third time the Democratic
nominee suffered defeat.
Mr. Bryan and Mr. Wilson held
many Ideals In common. When Mr.
Wilson was elected President ha ap
pointed Mr. Bryan Secretary of State.
The two years Mr. Bryan occupied
a place at the hand of Mr. Wilson's
cabinet were years of perplexity and
stress. The Mexican embrocllo. the
Japanese ant I-alien land controversy
, in California and the correepondence
With Germany and Austria-Hungary,
antecedent to America's entrance into
the we- were problems that gave fee
Nebraska statesman many aleeplesa
While secretary of State. Mr. Brya
an was often absent from Washington
as a lecturer and this subjected him
to no* little amount of raillery In the
press. In a public statement he said
the $12,000 salary he "received as a
cabinet officer was Insufficient to meet
the ordinary household demands up
on his pirrse and he N't obliged to
supplement his Income in ether ways.
One .of his most popular lectures was
"The Prince of Peace."
When he entered the cabinet. Mr.
Bryan astonished Washington by an
nouncing that grape Juice would be
substituted for alcoholic beverages
whenever the Secretary of State and
Mrs. Bryan entertained the members
of the diplomatic corpe. Indeed, Mr.
Bryan la his long advocacy of teeto
taitom was credited by many with hav
ing done more tlrah any other Ameri
can outside of the Prohibition party,
to force the adoption of the Eighteen
th Amendcent to the Constitution
making the United States a "dry" na
tion. From March. 1918. he was presi
dent of the National Dry Federation.
Mr. Bryan's leadership of the Demo
cratic party definitely was broken at
the National convention at San Fran
cisco in 1920. when he was defeated
in his efforts to have k dry plank in
cluded in the platform.
After his defeat on the convention
floor relative to the proposed dry.
plank Mr. Bryan said: "My heart ia
in the grave with our cause. I must
pauae untU It comes back to me." ".
Soon after the election of Presi
dent Harding. Mr. Bryan suggested
that President Wilson resign because
the people had voted against the
League of Nations, one of the domin
ant Issue* of the campaign, and in
favoi* of an association of nati3nn aa
proposed by Mr. Harding.
Having become a permanent legal
reaident of Miami, Fla., Mr. Pryan
was elected from that Stat a a dele
gate to the Democratic Natlonnl con
vention at New York In 1924. He took
a prominent part in the pncoedlng*.
bat his Influence was greatly curtailed
aa compared with that which he exert
ed at prevtona national conventions of
the party. His advocacy o? the nomi
nation of William O. McAdoo had no
effect in breaking the deadlock which
continued for nearly two weeks be
tween Mr. McAdoo and Governor Al
fred K. Smith, of New York, tbe con
test eventually being ended when the
delegate* switched tj Joha W. Da\is,
who was nominated.
Baaing up on his political activities
with the 1920 National ranipjign I
Bryan took t greater interest in the 1
affair* of the Presbyterian ehur.-h and
devoted more of his time to Iscturiag.
An avowed opponent of the Darwin
theory of •volution. Mr. Bryan mad*
many addressee on the subject. Speak
ing in I»2J before the 5-egUlature of
Wast Virginia, which «it coatlderng
* bill to prohibit tbe teaching of th*
Darwin theory in th* schools af that
Mr. Bryan ssid. r
"School teacher* paid by tjuatlon
, should not be permitted to teach under
the guise of science ot philosophy sny
tbing thai undermines faith m God,
impairs belief la the Bible or discred
its the SOB of God aad the Savior ot
the world. Evolutionists rob the Sa
vior of the glory of the vlrgla blrih.
the majesty af Mis daitjr aad the
triumph ot His resurrection They
weaken faith la tha Bible by dl*ra:d
lag the ■ trades aad tba Mparaatnral
aad by eUmtaatlag from i Bible all
the aoallcts with their theories. They
reader the book a scrap ot papar."
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THE ALAMANCE GLEANER, GRAHAM, N. C.
WILLIAM J. Mil
15 WHILE BLEEP
HAD BEEN DEAD HALF HOUR OR
MORE WHEN DOCTORS ARE
MRS. BRYAN NEAR BY AT TIME
family Chauffeur, Whom She Had
Sent to Awaken Husband, Finds
Dayton, Tenn. —WHliam Jennings
Bryan, three times presidential nomi
nees of the democratic party and
known the world over for his elo
quence, died here at the age of 65.
The end came great com
moner was asleep and was attributed
by physicians to apoplexy. He had
retired to his room shortly after eat
ing a large dinner to take a short rest.
Mrs. Brayn sent the family chauffeur,
Jim McCartney, to wake him and it
was learned then that he was dead.
Dr. W. F. Thomason and Dr. A. C.
Bryoles, who examined the body, ex'-
prssed the opinion that Mr. Bryan
had been dead between 30 and 45 min
utes before they artived. The death
occurred in the residence of Richard
Rogers which had been assigned to
the Bryans during their stay here.
Mr. Bryan's death came oil the eve
of another crusade he had planned to
carry before the American people—a
battle against modernism. H6 return
ed to Dayton after having made ad
dresses at Jasper and Winchester,
Tennessee, and after having completed
arrangements for the early publica
tion of the speech he was to have
made in closing the trial of John T.
Scopes, who recently was found guilty
of violating Tennessee's anti-evolu
Despite the strenuous program Mr.
Bryan had been following as a mem
ber of the prosecution staff in the
Scopes case and as leader of the fun
damentalists. he appeared in excellent
Shortly before Mr. Bryan entered
his room to rest he told his wife he
had never felt better in his life and
was ready to go before the country to
wfege his fight in behalf of fundamen
Abtu 4:30 o'clock Mrs. Bryan said
she felt her husband bad slept long
enough, so she sent the chauffeur,
who also was his personal attendant;
to wake him. McCartney shook Mr.
Brayn twice before he noticed' the
latter was not breathing. TOe pbysl
cins and A. B. Andrews, a neighbor,
then were summoned hurriedly.
Mrs. Bryan accepted the " shock
bravely and remained calm.
"I am happy that my husband died
without suffering and in peace," she
Mrs. Brayn rece'ved a message from
her son. William Jennings Bryan, Jr.,
etatihg he was leaving Los Angeles
immediately for the east. Mrs. Bryan
stated that she would inform of
the arrangements for the funeral en
Mrs. Bryan was preparing to leave
Dayton In the next day or so for Idaho
where she expected to spend the sum
mer with her son. Mr. Bryan was to
leave Dayton Tuesday for Knoxvllle,
where he would deliver two speeches,
then go to Naahville for a similar
engagement, before going to Florida.
He expected to join Mrs, Bryan in the
He was taken to Dayton Sunday
morning by A. W. Lessly, owner ot the
Roes tiotel, and they reached there
about 9:30 a. m. Mr. Bryan stayed
at home during the morning and made
arrangements for the speech to be de
livered at the court-house In Dayton.'
Another engagement of importance
was one at the Hotel Aqua when he
would meet with the Progressive Day
ton clnb and lay plans for the Bryan
college, a movement which 'was to be
definitely launched wRh the dinner
He had planned to leave Tuesday
morning for Knoiville.
Mrs. Bryan was said to be entirely
composed and bearing up wonderfully
under the terrible blow.
Wife Calmest of Them All.
Sua K. Hick*, who wss associated
with Mr. Bryaa in the recent trial,
and Mr. Andrew* remarked upon Mrs.
Bryan's courage as she took charge
of arrangements. _ ,
"During all the excitement, Mrs.
Bryan was the calmest person t* the
house," Mr. Andrews said.
"She took compete charge of af
fairs and showed mors nerve than I
hate ever seen in a woman—and she
Is an invalid, too."
George W. Rappelyea. who institat
ed charges against Scopes in order
that the anti-evolution law might be
teeted. was among those who called
to express sympathy to Mrs. Bryan.
Hundreds of telegrams and long dis
tance calls of love aad sympathy were
received at the home.
Aa for" Dayton, it found U almost
impossible to realise that the com
moner was dead. During the morning
many of the citizens had seea him at
the sou th era Methodist Episcopal
church and had hea|d him land In
prayer, lie appeared In ' excellent
health and hla friends expected hjjn'
to place la Ma battle ageiast modern-'
**m all the vigor and eloquence which
• Milstones In Bryan's Career *
• Dayton.—Milestones ia the IKe •
•of William Jennings Bryan ate: •
• March 19, 1 MO—Born at Salem, •
• Illinois, 1870, eatered public •
• schools 1871* —entered Whipple •
• Academy. *■ •
• 1881—Was graduated froqa 1111- •
• note College, Jacksonville. 111., be- *
• ing valedictorian ot his class. *
• 1883 —Graduated from Unioa *
• College of Law, Chicago, and •
• began practice in Jacksonville. *
• 1884—Married to Mis® Mary E. •
• Bair at Perry, 111. Removed to •
• Lincoln, Neb. , .■ *
• 1888 —Elected delegate to State •
• convention. •
• 1890 —Elected to Congress in •
• nominally Republican district and *
• started flght for tariff refofm. •
• 1892 —Attracted attention by his •
• tariff speech. •
• 1893—Opposed the repeal of •
• Sherman Silver purchase act. *
• 1895—Choice of Nebraska Demo- •
• crats for United States Senator. *
• 1896—Editor of Omaha World- *
• Herald. •
• 1896 —Nominated for President •
• at Chicago after his famous "Cross •
• of-Gold" speech. '•
• 1898 —Oolonel of Nebraska vol- *
• unteers in Spanish-American War. •
• 1900 —Nominated for President •
• at Ka convention. *
• 1901 —Established "The Com- •
• moner." •
• 1905-06—Made tour of world *
• with family. •
• 1908 —Nominated for President •
• third time. •
• 1913 —Named secretary of State •
• by President Wilson. •
• 1915—Retired from Wilson Cab- •
• inet. •
• 1920 —Pleaded for prohibition en- *
• forcemeat before Democratic con- •
• vention at- San Francisco. •
• 1925 —Became chief figure in •
• prosecution- of Scopes evolution •
• case arvl made passionate 'defense *
• of religious faith at Dayton, Tean. •
marked all his campaigns since the
famous "cross of gold" speech.
Spoke With Unusual Vigor.
In his addresses at Jasper and Win
chester, Mr. Bryan spoke with unusu
al vigor, as he was encouraged by the
applause of the hundreds who heard
him. He returned to Chattanooga and
while there completed arrangements
for the e*rly publication of the speech
which was to have been delivered dur
ing the Scopes tHal.
He Joined A. W. Lessly, Vernon
Keith and Miss Bettle Harms at break
fast bafore leaving for Dayton. Mr.
Lessly \qpcompanied him to Dayton
and while en route Mr. Bryan talked
on various topics of the day and of
the appeal to be made by Scopes to
the Supreme court.
The commoner expressed his deter
mination then to "see the case
through." Mr. Bryan, showed no signs,
of illness but Mr. Lessly said he told
him he was suffering with diabetis.
Although severely criticized by spe
cial writers and some modernists dur
ing the trial Mr. Bryan had not ap
parently been affected by this during
the past several .days. Several times
during the trial, however, he was vex
ed by annoying questions.
Threats Against Life.
In Chattanooga Captain Marion
Perkins, of that police force, who
was in charge of a squad of officers
here during the trail, said many
threats had been madfe against the life
of Mr. Bryan.
Clarence Darrow, chief of Scopes
defense counsel and who figured in a
bitter clash with Bryan daring the
closiug hoars of the trial, was' among
the first to come forward with a
tribute to the commoner.
"I have known Mr. Bryan since 1896
and supported him twice for the presi
dency," he said.
"He was a man of strong convic
tions and always espoused hia cause
with ability and courage. I differed
with him on many questions, but al
ways respected his sincerity and de
votion. lam very sorry for his fam
ily and for hie friends who loved
Other tributes came from members
of counsel of both sides of the case.
Newton D. Baker, who served In Pres
ident Wilson's cam bluet with Mr.
Bryan, who was secretary of state.
Gov. Alfred E. Smith. New York; Vice
President Charles O. Dawes and many
senators and representatives.
Family Widely Scattered.
The death of Mr. Bryan found his
family widely separated. William
Jennings Bryan, Jr., who came here to
assist his father la the Scopes case,
had returned to Los Angeles, Calif.;
Mrs. Francis M. Baird his eldest sis
ter. was in her home at Ltacola. Neb.;
Mrs. Rath Bryan Owens, a daughter,
was in Mount Vernon. 0.. to All a
Charles W. Bryaa, who waa nomi
nated as vice presidential candidate
by the Democrats In the last general
election, was la Colorado and heart
broken when told of hie brother's
Mra. Thomas 8. Allen, a sister, was
on an outing with her hnsband at
Birch Park inn. oa Vermillion lake,
near Tower. Minn., when she was In
formed of Mr. Bryaa'e death.
Bran at the time Mr. Bryaa died,
his frleads here were completing ar
rangements for him to dcMner his
famous eermoa, "What Will I Do
STATE FIRE LOSS
FIRE LOBB IN FIRBT HALF 1926
AHEAD OF LOBB IN SAME
Fife loss In North Carolina during
ths past «ir month* was $3,463,1*®
or an increase of more than $600,000
oxer the loss daring the first six
months of 1924 which was $2,804*285,
according to a report made public
by State Insurance Commissioner
Stacey W. Wade. At the flbme time
the number of fires decreased from
1,247* 4n 1924 to 995 in 1925.
There were 629 dwelling house fires
during the first six months of 1925
with a loss of $600,895 while in the
same period in 1924 there were 697
such fires with a loss of $821,981.
Total fire damage in North Carolina
in June was $202,174 with property
at risk valued, at $1,563,100, according
to the monthly report made public at
the same time. There were 114 fires
reported during the month with in
surance of $1,030,898 involved.
Considerably more than half Che
loss of the entire state during June
was caused by five fires, two in Win
ston-Salem aggregating $32,000 and
three in Charlotte totaling $91,250.
There were only three other fires in
which the loss was greater than $5,-
000. They Were a ferry boat and ter
minal at Edenton, $20,000; a lumber
plant at Wilmington, $13,300. The
entire loss on the remaining 106 fires
was only $38,124.
Of the total number of fires, 57
were urban dwelling fires with a total
damage of $25,872 and four Were ru
ral dwellings with $1,270 damage.
No fires were reported during the
month in the following towns. Bry
son City, Fairmont, Mt. Olive, Clin
ton, Zebulon, Kernersvllle, Pinetops,
Franklinton, WeavervlHe, Mt. Airy,
Concord, Littleton, Aberdeen, Albe
barle. Elm City, Pinehurst, Smithfield
Many Counties Want New Loans.
Informal applications for loans
amounting to more than $10,000,000
have been made by counties desiring
to borrow from the third $5,000,000
State school building fund, which will
be available on- January 1, 1926, it
has been announced by A. T. Allen,
State Superintendent of Public In
struction. "This" said Mr.' Allen,
"Indicates a continued eagerness off
the part of the counties to continue
the work of rural school building.
While the amount informally asked
for is over $10,000,000, or twice the
amount of the bond issue authorized,
restrictions thrown about the formal
applications will greatly reduce
them." He said he believed $10,000,-
000 could be as satisfactorily distrib
uted as the $5,000,000 which will be
available. The money from this fund,
he pointed out, will be loaned counties
for a period of 30 years, at the same
rate of interest the State has to pay
for the bonds.
Census of Highway Traffic.
From Asheville to the Top of the
Blue Ridge on Ronte 10, and from Ra
leigh io the Durham county line on
Route 10 are the two points of heav
iest traffic density on the State High
way System, according to a traffic
census made on July 9 by the State
Highway Commission and which was
On the road near Asheville 4,322
vehicles passed on the date of the
census while on the road near Ra
leigh 3,479 vehicles i were observed.
The ecnsus covers a large number
of points in each of the nine high
way districts. In the fourth district,
in wbich Raleigh Is situated, 42,182
vehicles were observed on the census
day. The totals for the other high
way districts were not made avail
More foreign oars denoting tourist
traffic were observed on Route 29
between Hendereonville and Ashe
ifllle. More horse drawn r vehicles
were seen on Route 211.
Commissioners See. Roads Oiled.
Highway Commissioners J. El wood
Cox and A. M. Klstler rode with their
chairman, Frank Page, over many
miles of the aaphaltfc oil roads of*
Lee and Moore counties and the three
could almost decree that the state
highway commission has found ths
secondary rood for North Carolina.
The commission is building quite a
few miles la these two counties.
When the Page Packard leaped from
the concrete stretch between San ford
and Carthage. It became almost nec
essary to step the chariot and intro
duce the fellow commissioners to the
smelly road now being oiled.
■No Pay for Mare Than 48 Drills.
No Federal payment will be made
for the fiscal year beginning July 1,
1926, for any armory drills In excess
of 14 drills per unit ia the first half
of the year,, and 12 drills per nnit In
each of ths thJrd sad fourth quar
ters. or a total of 41 drills per unit
for the rear, according to an order
Issued from the office of the adju
•*»•»>. J- Van a Metts. The
aanual armory Inspection Is included
the tt drills. These orders are is
sued pursuant to instructions from
the Militia Burean.
Highways Letting Draw Many Bids.
Eighty contractors submitted bids
for twelve highway projects at a let
ting by the State Highway Commis
sion. The projects will cost the State
The low bid for the twelve projects
weVe as follows:
Project 131-B: Hyde county: 8.19
miles ot paring on Route 91 from
Scranton to Swan Quarter. Low bid N
for roadway by Frank Mitchell Con
struction Company; of Aulander, at
i Project 197: Washington county:
111.76 miles of paving on Ronte 90 be
tween Roper and Martin county line.
Low bid for roadway by F. J. Mc-
Guire, of Norfolk, at $726,004.
IProJesct 246: Jones county. 7.72
miles of grading on Route 30 be
tween Polocksville and Onslow county
line., Low bid for roadway by Nello
L. Teer, of Durham, at $57,736.80.
Project 395: Robeson county: 10.5
miles of grading and structures on
Route 21 between Lumberton and
Cumberland county line. Low bid for
$52,923. Low bid for structures by
Rhyne and~Kitehen at $63,573.15.
Project 424: Franklin county:
5.73 miles of paving on Route 90 be
tween Wake and Nash county lines.
Low bid for roadway by Zeigler Broth
ers at $155,043.70.
Project 434: Granville county: 6.49
miles of paving on. Route 75 between
Oxford and the Tar River. Low bid
for roadway by R. G. Lassiter and
Company, of Oxford, at $195,520.20.
Project 547: Hoke county: 13.73
miles of grading and structures on
Route 70 between Reaford and Moore
county line. Low bid for roadway by
J. A. Marrow at $56,210.25.
Project 585: Randolph county: 2.33
miles of paving on Routes 70 and 75
east and south form Asheboro. Low
bid for roadway gy Ziegler Brothers
Project 618:, Cabarrus county: 3.07
miles df paving on Route 74 between
Mt. Pleasant and Stanley county
line. Low bid for roadway by Zie>gler
Brothers at $113,012.95.
Project 851: McDowell county:
12.07 miles of grading and structures
on Route 104 from* the intersection
with Route 10 to Yancey county line.
Low bid for roadway by W. H. Ander
son Construction Company at $277,-
747.40. Low bid for structures by Al
bert Brothers, Inc., at $41,860.40.
Project 888: Rutherford county:
9.40 miles of paving on Route 20 be
t wee a. Forest City and Cleveland coun
ty Hne. Low bid for roadway by Wil
son Construction Company at $275,-
947.20. Low Md for structures by Ap
palachian Conctruction Company at
Project 889: Yancey county: 7.S#
miles of grading and structures on
Route 104 between Harvard and Mc-
Dowell county line. Low bid for road
way by W. H. Anderson Construction
Company at $73,848.20. Low bid for
structures by Albert Brothers, Inc., at
Create Bureau at State Prison.
Superintendent George Ross Pou of
the State's Prison addressed a letter
to each sheriff- of the State and to 150
chiefs of pollctf throughout the State,
calling their attention to an act of the
recent General Assembly creating a
State Bureau of Identification.
Superintendent Pou announced the
appointment of Deputy Warden H. H.
Honeycutt as director pf the State
Bureau of Identification. Deputy
Warden Honeycutt has for the past
three, years been in charge of the iden
tification department of the States
Prison and is one of the leaddlng
finger print exeptrs of "the South, hav
ing been so declared by the chief of
the Bureau of Identification'of the cKy
of Richmond. Deputy Warden Honey
cutt will perform his additional duties
without increase in his present com
pensation. The act creating the Bu
reau of Identification was sponsored
by the Police Chief's Association and
by Superintendent Pou.
Mr. Pou stated that the taking of
finge* prints was not alone for the
purpose of detecting criminals but for
the protection of the innocent as well.
Within a few years the bureau is
expected to be of invaluable assis
tance to Solicitors in giving in detail
the former prison record, if any, of
the defendant. The informaiton
should also be of aid to the trial judge
In determining the sentence of the
The Identification Bureau of the *
State's Prison was established by Su
perintendent Pou during his first term
of office. The Bureau has been high
compHmented by Wo. J. Burns? for
mer Chief of the.Bureau of Investiga
tion of the United States Department
of Justice. It 'was established after
Mr. Pou had conferred with Mr. Burn*
relative to the most modern .methods
There are on file now more than
2500 prints of State Prisoners.
Thirty Counties Benefited.
When loans by seventeen counties
to the State Highway Commission al
ready approved t are executed, the
State Highway construction fund will
have been supplemented by $12,313,000
a»d thirty counties will either have
kaneited er will be ia way of receiv
ing benefits of road construction
otherwise they might have wait
ad years for In the pro rate distribu
tion of hand money.
Thirteen counties hare already
leaned the Rt Mm commission M.M4 ass.