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BURLINGTON. N. C. MARCH 20, 1814.
Dr. Samnel Bryaut TurreBtiue V/tm
FwrnsUr InaugttTBted President
Mr. H. C. Smith Is Aceuied. Alleged
He Ttireatened SuieiAe. Moae;
boat in Speealation.
Msslw of tlie Celhijie. gtig. offer
Dr. S. B. Turxantine was formally
tnacgurated president of Greeiseboro
Allege for Women Wednesday in the
presence of a large assemblage.
Gcvemor Craig and many other leadr
ers who represented State and Church
educational institutions were in at
tendance and with fesiing words ex
pressed their stood will for President
Turretitine and hope of the best
achievements for Greensboro College
for Women. ■
The morning exercises began at
10:30 o’clock and were occupied with
the formally handing over of the chap
ter and sea! of the institution by Mrs.
Lucy H. Eobertso!’-! president eruerita
of the institution; the acceptancc by
Dr. Turrenir.e, and the addresses by
Governor Craifr. Dr. Bruce R. Piyne,
of Nashville, Tcnn., president of
George Peabody College for Teachers;
President Turrcntine. Following
these exercises a delightful Innchton
was enjoyed in the dining room which
Goldsboro, March 17.~For several
days past an expert bank examiner
has been in the city, inspecting the
books of the Goldsboro Savings and
Trust Company, a«d the National
Bank, i>eing summoned here by G, A.
Norwood, president of the National
Bank, who had tuspacted something
wrong was going on, but so quietly
had the affair been kept from the
public that not until only today was
the shortage of the two above banks
give to the stockholders and the pub-
|H? in general. This afternoon the
stockholders of the two banks gave
out th» following statemCTt: “niat
the Goldsboro Savings and Trust Co.,
had discovered a shortage of $50,000
and some few hundred dollars, and
the National Bank a shortage of $25,-
000, a defalcation by H. C. Smith, an
employe of the National Bank and for
two years cashier of the Goldsboro
Savings and Trust Company.”
The first shortage was discovered in
was gayiy decorated with ilowers and s^nk, but relatives of
vines, and where the college S^is i
served a delicious menu. About kept
banquet board, where repre.sentativs | inspection of the hooka
of State and Church were gat,.eied, I ^ Goldsboro Savings and Trust
thre flowed a whole souled fellowfhii.,: ^ disdored a shortage of ?50,!>00
and there was a happy note of con |40,000, since
pratulation for one another ^nat a!I ^35 bonded by an insurance
should he concerned shoulder to shout- $10,000. I
der in a common labor for a cmrann, stockholders held a meeting!
end. J. A. Lng, of Roxboro, was mas- afternoon behind closed doors
ter of ceremonie.-i st the morning result that George A. Nor-
hour. >_ i wood, president of the two banks.
President Turrentine in h’ls peror- J50,000 in cash vrith the
aticn voiced the great mu'sioti to gtocVholders as s personal loss to
which they, were al! pledged by heart every depositor from loss
when he declared: "Situated ir; the their money or interest on same,
fcmie ’.and of magnolias, the^ Piad- when the meeting had adjo«rned
mont Southlanu, than oer which no above statement was given to the
skies hend more kindly; occupying' pyjjjjp
an emincnct* in the Gate City of the ■ stockholders were willing to
Old North State, where Church and jjj. Norwood, but
State- have most generously provided refused their aid and stated that
for the culture of womanhood; this though he was responsible
pioneer of chartered colleges for wo-1 condition of the two banks,
men extends the loyal liand of com-1 conscience would not allow
radship to her neighbor al5y, the State otherwise than make good
Normal and Industrial College, and to defalcations personally. Many
overturned at a Crossing Near Rudd
Station a Few i&ilc« North
l¥6 Men Scalded.
Greensboro, March 18.—Southern
Railway Work Engine, Extra No. 836
overturned at a crossing near Kudd
Station, a few miles north of Greens
boro early last night, causing the
death of W. C. Sullivan, a negro,
fireman, of Lexington, and badly
scalding engineer Robert Lemon,
white. Both men were brought to the
hospital last night. Sullivan died this
morning, it is believed that Engi
neer Lemon will recover. Both men
were badly scalded by escaping
The engine, with caboose, was run
ning backwards en route to Greens
boro, when the engine left the track
and turned over. It is thought that
something had likely been dropped
from a passing vehicle on the cross
ing. While the accident occurred just
before dark news of it did not reach
here until late and it was nearly niia-
night before the injured were brought
to the hospital. Traific was consid
erably delayed, and a special train
was made up here at 9 oVlock to run
as No. 43, due to leave two hours
earlier. The men who were so badly
burned were almost frantic. The en
gineer is said to ha^'e run to a house
nearby and finding no one at home,
broke down a door and jumped in
bed. The negro was wrapped in
blankets. A considerable stretch of
track was torn up and it was not un
til nearly sumise this morning that
traffice w.is resumed.
all other worthy institutions, engag
ed ill uplifting our nation for truth
and righteousness. With such mis
sion, may this queenly veteran with
bcgignant face ftnd unclouded vision,
behold a still brighter future; and
with 3 strong grasp and steady step,
wage this conquest to a still more
Sponsoriai Staff Named.
Opelika, Ala., March 16.—Lieut-
Ccn. P. Harrison, commander of the
Army of Tennessee, United Confed
erate Veterans, has appointed the fol
lowing sponsoriai staff to act for his
division at the 1914 reisnior. at Jack
sonville, Fla.: Miss Ellen Harden Clay,
Savannah, Ga., sponsor; Mrs. C. B.
Rogers, Jackstmvilie, chaperon; Miss
Carolyn Hamilton, Columbus, Mi.ss.,
ar.d Miss Nadia L’Eagle, JacUsonville,
maids of honor.
Man and Woman Acquitted.
Mayfield, Ky.. March Ifi.—A ver
diet of not guilty was returned hare
today in the second trial of May Coy e-
iand and her fiance, Lucien TurV;.
cherged with having murdered Miss
Copeland's brother-in-'aw, Hugh At
chison, a wealthy farmer, in Carlisle
county. Miss Copeland testified that
she shot Atchison, fearing he intended
to de her harm. The State attempted
to prove that Turk 6red the shot.
banks throughout the South have
telegraphed Mr. Norwood this sfter-
noon offering their mid and if made in
to a total would nin up into the hun
dreds of thousands.
Smith was also city treasurer but
no examination has been made of the
books. Up to this hour Smith has not
While in conversation with Mr. Nor
wood this morning Mr. Smith is al
leged to haveiiifcnned him that he
intended to end his life, as he rro^T
had nothing to live for. The money,
it is said, was lost by speculation.
Young Smith wtu« prominently con
nected in this city' and the affair has
cast a gloom over the entire town.
Col. Goclhals Now Assumes Title of
Governor of Panama.
WanUington, March 10.-—Col. Geo.
W. Goethals left Washington tonight
and will sail from New York tomor
row for Colon where on April 1 be
will assume his new title and office
of Governor of the Panama Canal.
Before leaving Colonel Goethals con-
fened with Secretary Garrison and
Received the Secretsirj’’s approval of
the persons selected to head the va
rious branches of the permaneot gov,-
ernment on the Isthmus. Salaries of
the ofTicei s who worked on the Pa^-
man Canal will 1» outlines] by Pres
ident Wilson and a House Committee.
Bills to make Colonei Goethals a ma
jor geneial, and £or other rewards
ai-e pejiding. . Chairman Hay of the
Military Committee and Representa
tives Dent and Kahn were today de
signated by the House to see the
THE UST $20,190.
Worked..All Day Without Complain
ing of Being
Greensboro, M^ch 19.—Falling on
a snag of wood and breaking his
Mr. Vtmer Explains Why Statesviiie-
Failed to Get Money.
Mr. Parker R. .4nderson, the Wash
ington correspondent of the Greensr-
boro Daily News, created quite a sen-
giration. and it appears “with mal
ice aforethought,” charged that I was
to blame. There was not a scintilla
of evidence to show that 1 was to!thet ths
biame in a!>y way, shape or form, be^ j President.
Sew Senator Calls on President.
Washington, March 16.—^W. S.
West, new senator from Georgia, to
day paid his respects to the President,
it being his first visit to the White
House since he was sworn as success
or to the late Senator Bacon.
P«ge*s Speech Saii*flcs Prisidi-nl.
Washington, Mar. 16.—Ambassador
Ptgs’3 explanaUon of hi* I^ndon
speech touching upon the Monroe l)or-
triae and the Panama Totla is «atis-
fsctory to Presidsnt Wilson, wlio re
gards the incident closed--sh frfi- as
the administradon is concerkred. WhcTi
a fan report of the speech is recti^d
it b* forwarded to ^he S^Wte
„At„V> by SlAnft-triT
iaiBSB 6. Becn^t HL '
London, 16.—James G. Ben
nett, 0W3«sr of th* New York Herald.
U aeriouily ill aboai^ his yacht fc^is-
trata at Sues, aceordjng to *i disj&tch
received here tonight. Mr. Behnett
%ls reported to be soSeriag fwns a s^.
4»re ?6V«. H« hsi b«m oii a thr^ 1
ChatauQua Fot BsirKugSon.
The last week in Juno has Ixsen
designated as Chataai;ua Week for
Burlington; Fred Ulrick, represent
irg the Swathmore, Pa, Cliatauqua
Company was in tow.i a few days ago
ai'd after considering the matter
Mrith a number of ini^uential citirens
made arrangement's for the last week
in June ss the wee’; for this Chatau-
qua to come her.
Men of internationsl reputation
vrill be on the program* as speakers
and it is conjridered as a grand treat
for the town to be so foiitanate as to
have such -speakers as g® with thes«^
chautaa^a® to come>to! Burlington
3oms of th* best musical talent that
the counter-a^ords -will also be con-
n^tedi -«rith this gteat band -of people^
A full progiiB^ of the week’s
will appear Jiiter. ■
€af»- ProprieSor Shoots a Pugnacious
Goldsboro, March IS.—Last night
about 12 o’clock William Swinson, the
px'oprietor of the Manhattan Cafe, of
this city, shot and seriously wounded
W. R. Pemberto!!, a young white man
of Mt. Olive. Pemberton, it is said,
was under the influence of whiskey
and was advancing upon Swinson
with a knife when the latter shot him.
Pemberton is allegel to have become
angry liecause one of the waiters r>v-
irlooked an order. Both of the young
men are prominently connected.
Swinson was given a preliminary
hearing this morning and placed un
der a ?1.;000 bond. Pemberton was
shot three time and has little chance
neck, John (Taz) Kogers, a negro t satior. in his paper Sunday morning
trusty of the city chain gang, got up, ’
picked up hi.s axe and eontiniied to
cut wood and fi iiish his day’s work
and then after going to the cahip for
the night died at 30 o’clock Tuesday
.light. Eogers was cutting cordwood
and prior to tho accide it he Waned
aver to pull a piece of wood off a log
when suddenly his foot slipped and he
fell, the srag catching him tinder the
Acsordir-.g to guards and prisoners
at the camp the accident happened:
about 10 o’clock Tuesday morning.
Rogers is .said to have continued to
work during the day without making
iny complairit of having been hurt
when he fell. As he was getting
up from his fall he is quoted as say
ing: “It’s a ffaod thing that wasn’t
11 sharp srag, ’cause if it had bean
it would have cut my head off,”
Y'e.sterday morning Commissioner
J. Giles Fou.shee, who has charge of
the city convict camp, in compa-'iy
\vith County Coroner G. L. Stansbury,
made a trip to the camp and brought
the remains of Rogers to this city,
where a post mortem examination
was made by County Physician W,
According to Dr, Jones death came
as the result of a hemorrhage which
gave a pressure to the brsin and
the vital nerves running from ther“
to the heart. Dr. Jones st.'ite.s that
one of the bones of the neck was brok
en a.nd tJiat his opinion is that .small
fragments of the bone injured a small
blood vessel and that biood accumu
lated in the neck, causing the hemor
rhage. He also states that the
length of the time the negro lived af
ter the accident was caused by the
fact that the vessel broken was of
iuch a small size that it required .«omt
ime for ths blood ta accamulate.
Late Tuesday evening after wo k
■vas done and about four hours before
death came, Eogers began to complain
ually grew worse. Not ,1 scratch vras
on the negro’s neck and there wrere no
signs that he had broken his neck,
Rogers was never considered a bad
character, though he often was
trouble because of the use of whis
key. Ke came to this city from Dur
ham near the middle of January, last,
and was sent up for a term of seven
months from Municipai court on a
charge of retailing.
Going to the roads he proved him
self to be a good working negro, as
he is considered one of the best pris
LOOKING TOWARD IQlfi.
“W. A. H.” in Greensboro News nf
Last Sunday Writes Concerning
the. Political Standing.
Washington, March 14.—The situ
ation here, politically, niay be reduced
to the syllogism of the wet goods
sir.g: “Wilson—that’s all.”
y senlip.g out a report from Wash-j Just how true this, is will be realiz-
ir/gtOi'i tiiat this State had lost ?20,- ed when it is remembered that most
000 of the $40,000 that was allotted! people familiar with the situation will
by the Governmeiii to be spent in | look.upon ths admittedly cryptic State-
North Carolina. This was the $20,000 j of the case as a comrnonplace.
that wa?- designated by Governor jit i;^ iihcwise a commonplace to say
Craig to be spent on the; road between | ibat Cii:'.gr,;,ss i.s still playi;!g its role
\S'i:ist^‘ji-Salen)- Statesville arid Mocks-|.;f a handy meiiiis to the end design-
vil]^. Mr. A ndsrsou in his fertile im- ; cd L y the White House. Gentlemen
cause I had r.o more to do with the. il-.e President's hand, and they will
desigisation cf the S20.000 to be spent: continue to do i?tj, as lor^g at any rat».
on the Winston-Salem-MocksWlle- ; as the eating is good.
Statesville ro;id thaji the "man in the i Time w'as when the affairs of the
moon.” ^\lr. .\nderson should hav^^: country were conducted very largely
known this and could have found out u-'d-jr tho Joint supervision of Messrs.
the true facts if he had wanted then'; i;rjrich and C-anr.on. No one has ven-
and :i he had rnaoe any investigation _ ;;ured to undertake to share the bur-
have been sufficiently powerful to de
mand, and to get, the patronage but
it will be just as well to remember
.’atronage belongs to the
Gentlemen arc eating from
dens and respov.sibilities of govern-
This arti-,:Ie in the Greensboro Dai-1 nicnt vdth Mr. Wilson. There is no
ly News did me such a great inj;is-1 watching and waiting for domestic
tice that v,hile in Washington Mon-lends; these are furnished under the
day I made a thorough investigation ■ president's personal supervision. His
and thoroughly explained the matter | hold upon the situation is still Na-
in detail to Mr. .Anderson and at Ins \ poleonic, with the utter absence of
request made a wriitoM statement of the material spirit,
the wlioie affair, but he has so far ; Nor is there the least reason to be-
failed to publish this statement, and lieve that the near future will witness
in his communication Tuesday morn- any matenal change. Tho perils of
ing continued to ‘‘muddy our waters," , government have invariably undergone
and make it appeiir that there was na process of evaporation, with famil-
niggcr in the woodpile, ” when the ^ iarVLV. No signs hve been found
whole ' situatioi! is a;-, clear as *-h“ ' .j-lher or out.»ic!e his p.u-ty to make
r.ooi; lay sun. Every roan who has. Mj-. Wjlb-on -afraid. Mr. Bryan was
been connected with this matter kt>.ow.; recently asked the direct question if
thrit I was not to blame in any way,' he proposed to i,ie a c-^ndidate for
.shape or form, and I have been tbor jthe nominntion in 1910, and the vf
oughly exonerated !:y statG.'nent.^ /ttiifle j racious interviewer says the Secretarj
by Governor Cr.aijr, Senator Over-'of State appeared embarrassed, it
man and Mr. George L. Wood, Chief doubtful if Mr. Bryan experienced
of the Rural Pfviston of the Fourth | any such emotion He ha.s no designs
A.ssistant I’ostnias'.cr Genfiral’s of-j v.hatsocver upon 191G. The relations
between him .md the President are
most cordial, and those interested in
Mr, Wilson’s fortunes in a political
ficc, who has the Ignited States Gov-
ernmenL'.-i cr.d of thi.-: matter in
The United States Government first
allotted to North Carolina $10,000.
This Governor Craig de.signated to
be used on the Central Highway
through Old Fort Tovraship, from
Ridge Crest to the top of the Blue
Ridge, via Old Fort to the Marion
Township line. At the request of the
Old Fort Highway (>>mmission I as
sisted them in preparing their papers
and securing their money.
In June, 1913, the government, at
the suggestion of Senator Simmons,
increased the allotment to North
Carolina to $-10,000. Governor Craig
oners there. He was about 3,'i years 1 designated that 510,000 of this money
old and was an e.\ccedingly strang
The body will be shipped to his old
home in Durham this morning and the
funeral ?nd burial' will take place
“I see they are shaving now by
steam,” said the the loquacious bar
ber to the man in the chair.
“Wei!,” replied the -victii-i, “that
seems to be an improvement on hot
air, dosen’t it?”—Yonkers St£te;;r.i3n.
Seventeenth Infantry to Esgle Pass.
Atlanta^ Ga., March 19.—'The main
body of the Seventeenth Infantry,
which has been stationed at Fort Mc
Pherson, left today for Eagle Pass
Texas, to join the American border
patrol. Three special trains carried
the troops, numbering about 8CC.
A detachment of three officers and
31 men left for the border yesterday.
taWng -with them the re^ment’s field
aquipment' and supplies.-- A small
guard was left at the to^.
: -t P-
Collier Koi.^po Fire, ae TA^bt.
Vrftejo. Cajl,i.March 19.—100
rtaps ^f .eoji stai^ been resnovsd„-froTO
Cfie.Boii' pilih? collier Jupiter, Jt waa
today that she had not been
Sft fir* '^lieved yesterday, and fiiat
■ Yaiing Dokis Not (Suilty.
Seattle, Wash., Mar. 19.—Laurence
CiwK, iwphew of J. E. piikc,. ths 4c-
baceo manufacturer, was fonnd not
guilty today of the charge of man
slaughter prefeired after His -anton'io-
biZe down- and kilterf Bfenry N.
Fatrisaloon keepCT, the county
rpad^«outh of Srattie, C^tober 1.5,
The Suite alleged that Duke in
toxicated snd handled his car rock-
Fussy Patient—^“Are you sure the
nurse who helps you during opera-
tiona is careful?”
Great Surgeon—“Oh, absolutely.
She has never allowed me to sew up
anything but the most inexpensive
instruments in patients.”—Life.
Mrs. Fox—^“Groat news, John.
Our son is engaged to Miss Gobler.'
Fox—^“What! Then I shall object
to the marriaga."
Mrs. Fox—“Object! Are yoti out of
Fox—^“Not at all; but if we don’t
fcv'.;k a littli'tha 'Golders will think we
•Jon’t amount to much, and theyll
nmb?.y.y cill it oH." Bcctcr.
way, recall with a rare, significant
smile, that Mr. Bryan is making cha-
taiiqua engagements a long way off.
One of these enggements is said to
be somewhere is South .'\merica, and
friends of the President do not fear
anything like a modern back from
Elba enterprise. Possibly they recall
the distinction that was made between
Pitt and Fox, to tho disadvantage of
the later. The fame of he mere or
ator is soon dimmed. On the other
(Continued on Page Four.)
“My wife made it hot for me ty*
z“l insisted-on hfer getting up to bisitd
A double error comstimes sets us
be spent on the Central Highway
from the Guilford County line .scuth
via Thomasviile. Lexington towards
the Rowan County , line. He appoint-
!d me to represent him in furni.shiiig
a description of this road to the Gov
ernment, which f did and $10,000 has
been set aside to be spent in David-
on County, and the $20,000 to covi-r
-he same has been rai.sed and appro
priated by Thomasviile and Lexington
Governor Craig designated that the
other .$20,000 should be spent on
the road between Winston-Salem,
Mocksville and Statesviiie, and ap
pointed Capt, P. H. Hanes, of Win-;
f.ton-Salem, as his representative to
furnish a full description of that road,
which Mr. Hanes did, but his descrip
tion was not satisfactory to the Post-
ofRce Department and the appropri
ation was withdrawn, R’hich was a
great loss to the counties of Forsyth,
Davie and Iredell.
On February 21st, 1914, the Fourth
Assistant Postmaster General wrote
Governor Craig and informed him that
if the designations and descriptions
■at the roads were not in their office in
Washington vdthin ten days that this
appropriation would be withdrawn. I
immeuic.lely maue my description,
which was satisfactory to the Govem-
ipent. The time limit for this descrip
tion to be in the Postmaster General’s
office was March 3rd, but on account
of some of the officials of the counties
through which tiie Winston-Salem-
Mocksville-Statesville road ran being
absent, Mr. Hanes vras unable to get
hia final Ktatement in :ntil after this
time expired, and that is the e.\euse
of tha PostofRce Df-partment for v.'ith-
drawing the $20,000.
i spent last Thursday in W^inston
at the request of Mr. Hanes, assi.sting
him to make up a new set of papers
in accordance with the suggestions of
the Government, hoping to get them
to reconsider and let these people
have their $20,000. I did everything
I could in W’ashington Monday to as
sist Mr. Hanes in this matter and we
werp practically assured that a little
lator on that they would secure their
§20.000. The Postoffice Department
ordered an enfinee. irum the OfSce
of Public Roads to i;o to Wi-iston-
Saletn at once to make a preliminary
survey of the road from Winsfon to
St.-itesville with an estimate of the cost
:.f buih’i g the road, so I believe that
everj';h:.ig will come out all right
in t^:^ c-iid.
Ai! this attempt to put the blame
on roe or on Governor Craig is far
fetched and ridiculous, for everybody
hows that Governor Craig is doing
•iverything in his power for good roads
-throughout the State. It is a fact
'-hat I have spent as much time anj
money out of iny own pocket as any
man in the State during the last five
yeass, working imseJfiihly for the
01 evoii TOrdst without reward
ir the hope of reward.
In my opinion, this erroneous re-
wrt was'Inspirei in Washington- to
lo me-itojuiy tn the minds of the peo-
•>le, hopifeih6t«by ,to^§vate someone
iise hy my doWrfaTji. Mgret to make
his siattement,. tut I do it to keep
listory strtiigSil ah| in justice to all
-oncerned.-^H. S.'^amer, in TIs* Dis-
pntch, Lezington, N. G.