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WASHINGTON, N.-C., THURSDAY AFTERNOON; FEBRUARY 10, 1916.
LETTER FROM COL. ALLEN OP
r ?? v ?' -?(*
VIJUSLXIA LAYS BARB SOME
tut as That Hitchcock Will Stfocced
Hill ma RcpwbUeaa National Chair*
>??. ' .Want Southern Korea* to
Votes for Mr. Hoghc*.
Washington. Feb. 10. ? The plana
of eertaln Progressive Republicans,
m wall aa the Old Ouard, vera ex
posed hero today When Representa
tive Bascom SLmp, tfie only Repub
lican conrressmen from Virginia,
made public a letter from CoL 9.
Brown Area, of Staunton, la which
Mr. Alle^told of the plana to either
nom In ateY Justice Hughes or Theo
dora RooStrffcTt for President at the
Chicago convention. He la certain
one or the other will ha chosan by
the regular Republicans at Chicago.
According to Colonel Allen It has
be?? arranged to place-former Post
master General Hitchcock In entire
charge of the Hughee caaapalga, who
is to be aided hy Governor Whitman
of New Yort. .The letter says Hitch
cock will sueoaed Charlee D. Hillos
as Republican national chairman at
Chicago in Jutfa-^nd Is to ba la full
command ot tn. Republican"" cam- 1
palgn ulTlil next NoTembar.
The plana as outlined gbove, ac
<.oru.M to Colonel Allen, were Si rem
to him bjr former Goonnltaloner ol
Inlenul nMU R??l ?. Cabell, j
of Rlchn>aCK'nn>o, u mm' u to
la the effort to fat: votes JUtr Hughes. \
?' Colonel Allfa cautions his friends
because, h c says "H. wllf surely be |
Hughes or Roosevelt, and under tue
arrangement Hitchcock Is to be post- (
master general, and the premier of
the next administration/*" . |
Because of the political influence
Colonel Allen has had In previous
administrations, his. letter is taken
to mean something. A'.len has serv. '
ed as postmaster at 8taunton and al
so as United 8tates marshal for the
western part of Virginia. Ha haa
been a strong supporter of Rq?|grelt
and his friends say his influence ean- ,
not be discounted.
ALARM SYSTEM -
Work Hae Boms Prartk-aCy Complet
ed. PraHotftaary TeaU Have
Proven xftati* factory ?.
The new city flro alarm system
has been Installed and the final tee's
will be made this afternoon tad tor
morrow. The system Is said to be
working perfectly* Tho tapper at
tbo Are house alld the whistle at the
plant have been tasted^ a number of
times during tho last few. days and
alarms have been turned In from
aP. the boxes. A list of the boxea,
their location and autnbeTs will be
published in a day or two.
DEATH OP MRfl. TOLSOS.
J#rs. To! son. aged BS. mother of
Mrs. W. R. Willis of this city, died
ear'y tills morning. The funeral
services Will be held this sfternoon
st three o'clock. The remains will
ba arnt to Wlldwood. N. C , for In
and a Ctrong supporting c??t
in a iPbw?rf ul J- r?l drama
"ON THE btVBL"
BILL IK RHODES ,
In a Nestor Comedy
"THOSE KH>* AND CUPID"
Universal Animated Weekly
MATINEE DAILY? *4 P. M.
?CHOOT, CRILnRMN Sr
BEAUFORT .COUNTY HAS
ITS uWN RIP VAN WINKLE
Farmer in Southern Pait of County Has Never- Heard
I of European War. Thinks Roosevelt Still President
* ' -
That Beaufort county has a resi
dent who Is In the same class wifi
Rip ?an Winkle and who knowa ab*
solutely nothing of the European war
or any of th? other Important news
of the world, waa. the Interesting
stair mea t Drought to town today by
W. Mayo, of Bouth Creek.
Tom Jenklna resides in the south
erty part the county and live*
several miles from his nearest neigh
bor. He lives by himself In a little
eld cabin, comes to town not oftener
than once or twice a year and then
immediately returns home after
making what purchases he requires.
Mr. Mayo happened to bs near
Jenkins' place a day or two ago and
dropped In to talk with the old man
for a few' minntes. Conversation
lagged and Mayo brought up th"
subject of . the European war.
GETS 7 MONTHS
Sentenced to 81* Month* for flaring
Liquor for Sale and On? Month
tor Carrying Kerolver.
Rreves Wright. allaa "The Baltl
mora Kid," who was arrested Tues
day night on the charge of bringing
too much liquor Into the city for the
purpose of sale, was tried yesterday
and found guilty. The recorder
sentenced his to 30 days on the roads
and costs for carrying a concealed
weapon and six months on the roads
and costs ftir the liquor chsrga.
-Wright took an appeal. Phillip Keys,
(wbo was drlrlng the vehicle, which
[contained the liquor, has asked for
a Jury trial.
"Other camr Ysitm? .
Ellis Phillips, allowing dog to run
?st large; costs. ' j
I Wes. Dudley, same charge; costs*
I W. C. Cherry, riding sidewalks;
1 William Biggs, same charge;
I Edmund Edwards, allowing dog
at large; costs. *"* ,
I Honeymoon for 9500,000 Heiress.
New York, Feb. 10. ? Dame For
tune foday bronpht an armful of
precious gilts to biuohlng little Mrs.
Fr<d Wolfort at her home here. The
packages, as they were unwrapped,
are listed about like this:
No. 1 ? One husband, slightly used
but highly prized because wedded in
secret snd contrary of family wishes.
No. 2 ? One legacy, very welcqme.
consisting of $500,000 to be done
with as the recipient sees fit.
No. 3 ? One birthday, marked No.
21 ? priceless treasure because It
brought with It the (600,000 and
No. 4 ? One honeymoon, delayed
by the Censor since Not. 9, but In
perfect condition and ready for im
n< dlate use, to which it *111 be put.
From Nov. 9 to Jan. 9 Miss Prls
11)a K. Von Eb'.lng. daugtfler of
Amanda Bbhng~ of Weehawken and
hftlreas to *600.000. was the secret
bride of Fred W. Wolfort. once a
German army lieutenant, lat/T her
grandfather's chauffeur and now
manager'of a tire firm in New York.
Wolfort won Him Ebllnn deeplta
the opposition of guardians and rela
Mr>. Wolfort M.
?h? will tlk? h?r fr* dom, h?r ho*
bafld, her trunks and some of her
money and they will go for their
.belated honeymoon at Orove Hall.
Asherllle. N. C
I "Lieut Wolfort," said his bride
today, "cam* to this country Ate
years ago. He It Mhlttlc and ener
getic both in lore and business. He
did drive my grandfather's ear tot a
time but more aa a friend of the
Itdtlljr than unythln* else.
"My mother hever objected to ay
husband, bnl other relatives did be-,
cause they said he didn't have enough
money and b caune they thought I
wss too young. 1 told ay mother
when we were married at Olouches
ter,-Mue . last November but l nev
?r told anyone else."
Grateful. * *
"My hoy." said the elderly million
?Ire at the end of a lecture on econo
my. "when 1 wu? jrour age f carried
water for a gang section hand*."
"What war U that?" asked Jen
. .^Mr. Mayo explained.
"Well. I do declare," answered
the old man. "That's the first I'd
hrard of Uiat." >
The faeta alio developed In the
conversation that Jenkins still
thought Roosevelt was president of
the United States and that Quern
Victoria still ruled England. He was
amazingly ignorant of State or
contaty politics and the principal
events in the world's news of re
cont yars. * **
Jenkins came to Beaufort county
about twenty years ago. No one ap
pears to know from where. He has
never made any friends and prefers
to have nothing to do with his near
est neighbors. No one knows any
thing about his family.
County Doctors Met Last Night u
the Uatata of l>r. Mud at
the Hotel Louise.
The Beaufort County Medical So
ciety hrid its regular monthly meet
ing last ftlght at the Uotel Lou lee as
tbe guest of Dr. L. H. Msnn.
Owing to tbe illness of Dr. L. H.
Schubert and Dr. J. L. Nicholson,
both of whom were on tbe program
for papers, a part of tbe aclentiflc
program of the meeting wee omit
De. Carter, secretary of the so
ciety, resd an interesting paper on
"8ubmucoue Resection of the Nasal
Septum." His paper was discusscd
by tbe msmTOrs present And several
of them also reported on clinical
Dr. J. C. Rodman, president of the
association, appointed Dr. Jack
Nicholson of Bath, and Dr. J-. Q.
Blount to read papers at the next
meeting and Dr. Joshua Tayloe and
-Dr. L. H. Mann to report clinical
Dr. D. T. Tayloi- extended an In
vitation to the society to meet as
his guest in March, -which invitation
After the scientific program and
business of the meeting was com. '
pleted. the members were invited to .
tbe dining room where an elgant
six-course supper was served. A vote'
of thanks was extended to tbe boat, j
Dr. Mann and to Mr. and Mra.
Tucker for their hospitality, after'
which the society adjourned to meet
at the home of Dr. D. T. Tsyloe oa I
tbe first Wednesday In March.
AY DEN AFTER COTTON
m?-o are discussing fertiliser and
cotton mills tor this town. The|
Chamber of Commerce Is understood |
to be behind the project*, and some*
local capital la available, It Is un
derstood. "Ayden Is in a position
where it can olTr great inducement!!
to manufacturing enterprises." and
It has been ascertained from a very
good source that the two miJU mily
be had Id the near future 1
GOOD PROGRAM At
Number of Excellent "Home Talent"
Acta WUl Be Pat oa at (he
A large audMnce is expected at
the New Theatre tonight at the ben
eat performance for the Civic League.
The evening's program will consist
of pictures and n number" of excel
lent acts by local Uleat, including
Kinging, dancing and recitations. The
plot area will be pat on first and will
be followed by tbe "vaudeville." The
acta wilt go on at about nine o'
W. I. Lupton. of Belhaven. was
en on the streets of tbe ell* to
AND FERTILIZER MILLS
A^den, Feb. 10. ? Ayden business
"The philosopher across t*e way fti
baring an appropriate Him of It with
bit wisdom fooib." ? f -agY
the tooth are wWt
R. E. HODGES WONT ACCEPT
WL . - -
IT A REGULAR AUTOMOBILE SHOW.
""L ?w,ln' to d? contUnt Increase In do price of gaio
line W9 Mvt induced da opermtln coot of deie car* to nothln'."
? Rohoo In New York World.
AWAKENED BY SMOKE:
BED CLOTHING ON FIRE
Lo. al Lady Had Narrow Escape From What Might
Have Turned Out to Be Serums Accident
Awakened during the night by the |
smetl oT smolce, Mri. TT. W. Mcll
henny of Water street found the I
pillow and blanket of the bed on !
which Bhe was sleeping on Are and '
bad a narrow escape from what '
might havo been a serious accident. |
Mrs. Moll benny, before retiring
last night, extinguished tbe electric
light bulb at the head of her bed
and. In order to prevent It from
breaking by swinging against the
side of the bed. placed It underneath
her pillow. In some manner, the
light turned itself on and the heat
generated, or some defect in the
light, ignited tbe bed clothes. Tho
fire did not blaze, but smoldored and
burned a large hole in the matresa
and blanket and had Just begun to
char the pillow, when the smoke
PILOTS HAVE WRJJNG VIEW
SAYS CONGRESSMAN SMALL
S lys Pilotage Bill Should be Kept Straight and Not Be
come Mixid With Misleading Facts.
Washington, Feb. 10. ? Represen- ?
tative Small made the following
statement la?t night:
t^pThe pilots from some o( oar
southern ports who have been here
Opposing the pilotage bill have made
?ome misleading and absurd state
ments which have been published In
i he press. It Is well to keep this
matter straight before the public.
The purpose of the bill !s to exempt
barges Id tow of tugs from Congress
lies already taken jurisdiction, tho
states have control of the matter of
pilotage. In 1871 Congress passed
sn act abolishing compulsory pilot
age as to all steamers engaged In
the cbsstwlso trade. Every Atlantic
seaboard state north of and Includ
ing Virginia has already abolished
all compulsory pilotage as to coast
wise shipping of any kind. The four
fcodth" Atlantic states of North and
South Carolina, Georgia and Florida
;.n eluding -the Gulf states of Alabama
Mississippi and LotflslafiK,' a Y4 The
only states which still retain com
*ul#>ry coagwjf? w
s?XT it^SSST b?
the stettia tugs wblcA tow the barges
are eexmpt by feder?K#t*toto from
any compulsory pllottge. A* the
barges simply have to ^toll^w the
togs. It Ifl apparent that they require
no barges to accept pilots at our
southern -porta and to pay large
pilotage charges constitute* an un
( necessary burden on commerce.
"The truth of the matter la that
compulsory pllota?o on b?l? '?
onlr deelrW for the purpose of ob
talnln* Additional rerenue, and *U
the fflaada of lt? pllou wh? ere
Intelligent and frank admit U>l? t9
"Th'oro la laat on* ether of
tht* qneetlee ?htch oar people oofht
to know. Tha adroMtaa of lh* in
. 'J: ?? . -
land waterway from Norfolk to
Beaufort which Ilea Inside of Hat
teras, have alRMrt* contended that
its construction would promoto a
barge traffic between the porta south
of Hatteras and those north of Hat
teras. While this waterway is not
yet completed a barge traffic has al.
ready been initiated. The several
barge lines which are engaged In
this trade have been greatly dis
couraged because of these burden
some and expensive pilotage charges.
This barge traffic has great "possibil
ities and la of extreme importance
to all 6t our southern ports. It
ought ?ot to be throttled at its In
ception In the attempt to provide
revenue for a comparalvely few pi
lots. In my capacity as a represen
tative, I am simply trying to justify
the existence of this inland water
way and to promote the prosperity
?>f our people."
MANY BARGAINS BRING
BOLD FOR ONE DOLLAR
Dollar Day Will Be Observed at
JamM K. Clark's 8 tor* To
morrow and Saturday.
A large number of exceptionally
good values will b? offered at the
store of James B. Clark tomorrow
and Saturday, which days have been
set aai?3 as "Dollar Days." The re
ductions In price will Include all de
partment*. The store la carrying a
special advertisement on page four
of todajr'a Issue In whlcft a few or
[the many hargalna are Hated.
Aria tea many hl?b mountains, bat
tea fsw?T \*rg9 wttcrfelHi than a?y
? ... -?ir a f? a.
TAU TRIBE WILL ,
MUure Will Be ? Big ^ Con
tent Between Jaiuff ao<l
John Gray K /
Tau Tribe No. 4 * ( Red Men of
Washington are p. " ?nlng to have a
big got -tog'ot Ivor meeting on next
Monday night (or the purpose of as
sembling the old Chiefs, Warriors,
Braves, Mystery Men, Medicine Men
and other officials. The Great Sa
chem of this resrevatlon and the
Great Chief of Records are also ex
pected to be present.
With such a gathering of noted
peraonag s, tt may be taken for
granted tbat there will be something
doing around the council Are. There
will be a number of talks by various
chlcfs during the sleep. Every j
member of the tribe Is expected 10
be present and participate In this '
meeting. There will be plenty of i
corn and venison and ono of the
features of the evening will be u '
contest between James R. Gitlst and
John Gray Hodgrs to see who can J
eat the most. This contest will .
probably cost the tribe something In |
the way of sick benefits but It la be
lieved that the attraction will war
rant the exp< nse.
Every Red Man Is urged to begin
at once thinking up some good ex.
cuso to give to bis wife so that he
may be able to bo present at the big
meeting Monday night. The session
will be held In the council chamber*.
Effort To lie Ma<le To Secure Pres.
ldcnt to Come to Thin Section.
Kltchin In Denounced.
Wilson, Feb. 10. ? If the commit
tee of Wilson n*on who go tb Wash
ington aro able to persuade Presi
dent Wilson ? -then Wilson'.ans will
ontertaln a great crowd of eastern
Carolinians at some early date and
President Wilson will address them
on the subject of preparedness and
In the language of Col. John P. Bru
con, "administer comfort to the
Saints and urge repentance upon the
Pinal touches were given the
movement to Invite President Wil
son when a mass meeting of Citizens
was hold following the formal reso
lutions of the chamber of commerce,
the Merchants' association and oth
er organizations. When the meeting
was called to order and R. A. Turl-1
Ington, tho chosen chairman stated
the purpose, without premeditation
the meeting Immediately resolved
itself Into a discussion of prepared
ness ? with some Interesting and
touchy speeches. Ex-Senator John
E. W-oodard led off and In an im
passioned appeal he urged the for
mal protest against taken by Rep
resentative Kltchin, who, according
to Mr. Woodard 1b r' presenting this
district In Congress and opposing the
will and wishes of a very large ma
jority of the people of the district.
"8omebody ought to hit him on the
head and awaken him," said Mr.
Woodard in his inimitable style. The
speaker insisted that the people have
the right to Instruct their repre.
Finally the matter sifted down to
a formal resolution of Invitation to
be taken to Washington by a com
4 - ; * ? ?n :>??r?on. The
me.ttr;- of :>:<> i : ?.s ? c ??'
tltude of Representative Kltchin
was held In aboyance.
Telegrams will also be sent to
President by other organisations
urging his acceptance.
? NOTICIC. ?
? By mutual consent Mr Oos- ?
? ien? and myaelf hav^ dissolved ?
? co-partneTBhIp and I ha*e open- ?
? ed my market opposite Ellison ?
? Bros. Co.. West Main street. ?
? Your patronaga will be greatly-*
? appreciated. Phone 470 for W? ?
I ? thing In Beet, Pork or Sausage. ?
? ? QBO. B FORTI8CUB ?
| ? ? e ? ? **"?' ? ? ?
SnbeeNb* to VU Daily NmH.
FOWLS, KERRY AND HO DUES
HAVE NOT STATED WHETH
ER THEY WILL SERVE.
SOME DOUBT FELT
Fowle 1 1 a* Matter Under Adri?o
Dirnt. Berry Al*o Considering tt.
Hodge* Is Reported to Have Said
He May Not Accept Position.
MR. HODGEE8 POSITIVELY
REFUSES TO ACCEPT
(Received t U 2 o'clock)
Over telephone this after
noon R. E. Hodge* stated that
under no consideration would
ho accept the appointment on
the road committee for Wash,
iiurton Township. Ho added
tiiat he had informed the
clutirman of the board of
county commissioners to thi?
effect before the appointments
were made at the meeting?
Residents of Washington town
ship who are interested In the ap
pointment of the bond Issue commis
sion, which was made this week by
the county commissioners, are eager
ly awaiting notice from Messrs.
Fowle, Berry and Hodges that they
will accept a place on the commis
sion. Word to this effect has not a*
yet come from any of fchrf Uirce gen.
Mr. Fowle has the matter under
advisement but has not given out a
definite announcement as to whether
he wHl accept or not.
Mr. Berry, when Been this morn
ing. stated that he was considering
t lie question but that ho could not
say yet whether he would be able
Word from Mr. Hodges Is of an
even more doubtful nature, it being
stated that he has said he would be
unable to serve on the board.
It is generally hoped that the
three men will consider the matter
fully and that they will be able to
act on the commission. Further ex
pression of favorable sentiment over
their selection wa* beard from a
number of residents thts morning.
Not one single objection has been
heard to any of the three men.
"BIRTH OF NATION"
TO BE AT NEW BERN
SriiRAttonal Motion Picture Flay Haa
Keen Hooked for That City for
I By Eastern Pre**)
New Bern. Feb. 10. ? Messrs.
Lovick and Taylor, mmagers of
The Athens, Star, and Masonic thea
tres, have announced that "The
Birth of a Nation," the stupendous
play that has aroused Interest
throughout the country, will be pre
sented here, at the Tthens theatre,
on March 27 and 28.
FOK HAMS CHKAP: ONR GOOD
farm horse, perfectly gentle, will
work anywhere, terms cash. O. C.
"'ItltMl & Co.
2 10- 1 wc.