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PASSED BY ASSEMBLY
TkoM That Have Not Been
Acted Upon Are Now Up
Raleigh, N. C.. Feb. 28.—With the
North Carolina general mnbMjt now
in the closing day* of the present
sessior,, the major part of Governor
Cameron Morrison'* legislative pro
grnm, with change* effected In »ome
instance*. either lia* been enacted or
is up for con*ideration.
By far the moat important section
of the governor's recommendations, in
hi* opinion, wa* hi* advocacy of a
atate-owned, (hipping line, to be es
tablished through a* appropriation of
(2,000,000. In hi* mes*age, he de
clared that "our freight rate* are
nearly all ba*ed on rates to the Vir
ginia cities to our towns." He add
ed that there are no basic freight
point* in North Carolina that the
atate alway* would bo discriminated
After a brisk and heated battle be
fore a committee, especially appoint
ed to consider the proposal, the gov
ernor reacher a compromise with his
opponents. Instead of a ahip and
port commission being created, a* he
had recommended, a board of nine
member* was established and given
925,000 with which to invectigate the
proposition and to report to the next
session of the assembly.
Opponents to tnis part or tnc gov
ernor's program took the position
that the chief executive in urging im
mediate establishment of the boat
line was proceeding too rapid!y, with
out proper consideration and that pas
sage of the measure would not result
in a reduction in freight rates in this
With very little opposition being
voiced in either house, the 115,000,000
highway bond measure, advocated by
the chief executive and others to con
tinue the extensive road construction
program of the state, was passed.
Through the use of these fundj, the
highway department expects to com
plete the larger part of its chain of
improved roads, after wh.ch North
Carolina, it is stated, will have one
of the best highway systems in the
The governor's suggestion that the
state's indebtedness he limited to five
per rent of the assessed value of North
Carolina's pro fx rty also has been
passed in the form of a constitution
al emendment to be submitted to the
voters at the next general election.
His recommendation that sinking
funds be created to retire the state's
indebtedness was accepted, btit sev
eral changes were made.
• Governor Morrison aaserted that a
bond issue of $A,?0C.000 would enable
the institutions for defective* and foi
hitfier education to promote their
programs, and for the retirement of
this particular indebtedness, he urged
• sinking fund of $62,599 annually,
while the sum of $125,198 annually,
he asserted would redeem both new
and old issues for the institutions.
An appropriation of $500,000 a year
to retire $65,000,000 hi highway
bonds, was urged by the governor.
The Varser measure, which was
passed, provided $100,000 annually aa
a sinking fund for $19,500,000 high
way bonds already issued and $400,
000 a year for road bonds to be issued,
while $40,000 annually was the an
nual sum for educational and chari
table institutions' bonds.
Observers express the opinion that
the (roverrxir'n proposal for a state
department of commerce and industry
was placed before the assembly In
the form of a bill too late to receive
consideration at this session. His
suggestion that a department of bank
ing with a commissioner at its head
has not been introduced. Indications
are that his proposal to provide $500,
000 to improve North Carolina fish
eries will be enacted.
Much stress was laid upon what
he termed the necessity of continu
ing adequate appropriations for the
stale's educational and charitable tn
stitutions by the governor tn his mea
ts the assembly. The budget
niasion presented s report pco
in most instances large ap
but the appropriations bin makes
further prpvisions for then, according
Netbhsg Se 0«e4 fee a Ceagh or Ceid.
^Ev*Tyone who has ~ "
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wl VMMI UVIVS r. *11» »<T,
Pa. People who
TOBACCO CO-OPS SOON
0**r 360 Busine** Men Of
. . Eastern Carolina Endorse
Further payment* to mrmher* of
the Tobacco Orower* Cooperative
Aniwxiation will ho made in the near
future in En* tern North Carolina and
in the Park lielt of Virginia arrord
In* to announcement hy the Director*
of the tobnepT '-oopemtives at their
last meeting in Ruleigh.
In addition to more than $21.<X>0,.
(MX) which the ortranined grower* have
rtveived to date from their associa
tion, the cooperative planter* of Ea*t
erri Carolina <WII *oon receive another
payment on all tobacco delivered to
their association nine* December l*t.
The Dark tobacco farmer* of Vir
ginia will receive their second r«»h
disbursement on all tobacco delivered
up to February 18th, in the near fu
Treasurer J as, H. Craig o? the asso
riation announced that buth these
payments won Id be made a* soon a*
the checks for the member* could be
calculated, filled out and mailed out
to the thousand* of grower* affect
More than 360 merchant*, banker*
and professional men representing alf
the tobacco and cotton growing count
ies of FlaVlern Carolina have recently
pledged their aid to the maiketing
associations during the coming year.
"Our dealings with these associations
were entirely satisfactory for ll»22."
say the dozens of paid ad" ertiscments
inserted by th'- friends of thr mrirket
ing associations in most of the papers
of the Eastern B"lt. "We are taking
this position now in order thst the
members mav wo-k with the assur
ance that thev enn do business with us
and still deliver their tobacco arid
cotton to the'r respective asso<!a
tions," say those who hive recently
added their names t < the hmliie— mm
and banker* who are supporting: co
operative marketing from Northern
Viririnia to the Georgia line.
The satisfaction of grower mem
tier* in the continued payments of 'he
tobacco association is evidenced by
letters like the following received by
3. P. Meadows, Manager of the asso
ciation warehouse at Durham, from
R. P. Kerley, a member.
On the 20th day of September, 1922,
my tenant (Mr. J. N. fates) delivered
in Durhanf 556 lbs. of tobacco for
sale. He. as well as myself are mem
bers of the "Co-ops."
Mr. Cates, thinking the Planters
Warehouse was the Banner, placed
this tobacco on the floors of that
warehouse an independent hotise)
for sate. The tobacco was sold and
Mr. Cates never realized his mistake
until his check was handed him. See
ing Planters Warehouse written on
the check, he began to get busy to
correct his mistake. This tobacco
was sold at auction for $96.63.
He then got his tobacco together
and carried it to the Co-ops, where
it should have been sold.
Our first advance on that date was
$58.22. On the 22nd day of January
of this year we received $58.22 as sec
ond advance. So you may readily
see that should we never get a third
payment, Mr. Cates and myself *re
already $20.81 better than we woUd
have been should this tobacco have
gone on the independent floor.
Should the third payment eqi-al the
former ones, we would atand then
nearly double that of the auction
floors, to-wit: counting the third
payment at same as first and second,
surely it will be no less, this would
sum up independent house 95.63, co
ops $174.66. a difference of $79.03 on
one load of tobacco.
(Signed) R. P. Kerley,
Durham, N. C. R. 6.
By virtu* of an order made in the
matter of W. W. Atkins, adminis
trator of Harriet Atkins against
John Atkins and others therein ap
pointing me commissioner for the
purpose, I will aril, for rash, to the
highest bidder on the premises the
following described tract or parcel of
Lying and bring in Surry County,
N. C., Westfield township, adjoining
the lands of W. W. Atkins, Toinmie
Atkins and others, containing 26 1-4
acres, more or lea*.
Sale to be mads on
Sale «a4e to raise aaaeta to pay
debts and cost of administration.
A deposit of 10 per cent of the
amount bid will be required on day
of sale. \
This March tod. MB."
HARDING SUBSIDY BILL
BEATEN IN SENATE
Motion to Lay Measure Aside
It Adopted.- Death Coma*
Wmhinirton, Feb. 28.—The admin
istration shipping bill died today juat
a yenr to the day after It *•« born.
On February 2S, 1022 Pr"»idenf
Knrdir.jr, appearing at a joint session
of ConKT»«s urged enactment of leg
illation d<"*jjjned to build up an
American merchant marine through
government aid, and identical bill*
embodying the views of the adminis
tration were introduced, after having
passed tbe house in the meantime, met
it« death in the senate through adop
tion of a motion to lay it aside.
The end of the legislation, which
the President has advocated with all
the power* at hia command, leave* the
administration where ft was a year
ago in dealing with the three billion j
dollar investment in warbuilt ships
The task of liquidating this invest
ment already ha* been made the sub
ject of study and the plans under
construction are to be announced soon
a/ter Congress adjourns Sunday.
The death of the shipping hill dime
quii>tly and without the bitter discus
iiion which marked it* hectic career
tfnder agreement previously reached
yenti'rdny the senate promptly at I
•'clock proceeded to vote on th» mo
tion of Senator Robinson, of Arkan
sas, the acting Democratic leader, to
send the ship measure back to -om
mittee. Administration lender*, in
cluding Senator Jones. Washington,
who has l*en in charge of the legis
lntion in the senate, hid indicated
their opposition to this course, and
the motion wa* voted down t* to 36.
The final blow then was dealt the
hill, which was (ri»cn up a* lost last
Friday by its supporters after i font (
day filibuster. Senator Ladd, Repub
milk bill, and the motion was carried
OS to 7 with the Republican leader*
voting with the majority. The action
meant the death of the shipping meas
ure inasmuch as Senator Jones had
told the senate he would make no
further efforts to call the bill up be- j
The action also was taken to mean
the end of such legislation for yearn
to enme for President Hording hai let
it be known that the administration
plans no attempt to obtain consider
ation for the bill at the next regular
session of Congress.
The shipping hill befwi-en the time
it was presented to Congress a year
ago and its death today passed
through the f<iU#'"ing stages:
It was the subject of hearings be
fore the sen-ite commerce and the
house merchant marine committees
in joint session, beginning last April
4 and continuing until May 19. In
amended form it wis reported to the
house June 14. hut President Harding
consented to postponement of action
on it at that session. The executive
called Congress in special Session
November 20 to consider the mensure
and on November 21 delivered an
other message in its support. It was
passed by the house November 29 by
a vote of 208 to 184.
It was referred to the senate com
merce committee. December 4, the
day Congress met in regular session,
e.nd five days later was reported to
the senate with some amendments.
It was made the unfinished business
of the senate December 11 and until
today had occupied that privileged
position most o" the time. The Presi
dent in the meantime reneved his ap
peal for its enactment in the course
of a messajre delivered February 7,
but opponent* began an active fili
buster February 19, which after run
ning through day and nifht sessions
four days, resulted in proponents
giving up the fight last Friday.
German* Quick To
Desert Their Ship.
Southport, March 8.—The feeling of
the average foreigner coming to thia
country, ia more easily to be seen
among sailors. A recent German Tea
sel coming to thia port, was deserted
by about one-half of its crew, and
the captain expressed his sense of the
situation, when he aaid, "I wish the
• est would leave, then I would tie op
the old boat, and quit the Job myself."
The mark has not any fore*, do mat
tor what the wage ia, eran on the other
• ide it buyslittle. and here, Um sailor
finds it worth less. To get away and
earn real money gets the grip on the
new comer, and ha easily takes the
chances of dtssrting, and seeking mw
fields, where that* is snwslhtf
worth his whfls.
OUR LAST GENERAL
Prai»es American Soldier* Who
Served Under Him On The
New York, March 8.- -Major Gen
oral Henry T. Alft*n, communder of
the American irmy of German oreu
patioe, ramp home today on the steara
ihip George Washington, the !a*t of
America's generals to return from
the world war.
With him rame hia wife, two mora
Henry T. Allen*—hi* «<>n, a captain
of cavalry and hi* grandaon, born on
the Rhint 15 month* ago to Captain
Allen"* French wife—a score of staff
officer* and 54 cacual enlisted men. ,
For the fir*t lime since General
Allen went into Peri*hing'» column
into Mexico on March 17. 1916, he
wan attired in mufti, and wore ipata,
lie said the calve* of hi* leg* felt
"very airy' ' in the unaccustomed
General Allen said the army of oc
cupation had proved to be one of the
i-rentest anny training center* the
United State* ever had and deaerib
••d the force he commanded there a*
"the finest soldier* in the world."
Modified prohibition—allowing the
troop* light wine* and beer*—Gen
eral Allen said, had proved mo»t
••ffective in maintaining discipline.
The German residents of the Amer
lean zone of occupation, he said, had
Iw-i n greatly pleased with the con
duct of the American*.
Personally, Keneral Allen said, hp
»■«« a "near teetotaler," having taker
no liquor of any kind "for years,"
but he could not nee that the leaser
intoxicant* had done hia men any
Speaking of complaint* of Ameri
can* because Germay had not yet
paid for the maintenance of the
American troops on the Rhine, he
Hi |l Iki MMiMMM MM
The army npfreep coat was but 1#
per cent in excess of what it would
Y..iVf cost to Veep the troops in Amer
ica. The prestige America has rain
ed from its irmy of occupation, he
said, was well worth the extra 18
per cent if Germtny never paid.
General Allen and his family plan
to remnin in New York for several
days, after which he will report to
General Pershing at Ws*hington for
service with the jrmcral staff. He
then plans a brief visit to hia home in
Pari*, Kentucky, which he has not
seen for nine years.
Republicans Bought Many
Votea In Ohio Election.
Columbus, Ohio, Feb. 28.—Vote
selling, rivalling in a measure that
uncovered in Adams county about 12
years ago and which resulted in the
disfranchisement of almost 1,600
Adams county citizens, prevailed In
Pike county during the last Novem
ber election as evidenced by testi
mony given by witnesses today before
the legislative committee which ia in
vestigating the Pike county election.
Numerous witnesses testified they
had been given sums ranging from
$5 to $30 by republican workers for
voting the republican ticket.
Not only did testimony directly
charge repuhlicana with vote buying
but some testimony tended to show
that falae reports of expenditures had
been made and that the corrupt pract
ices act may have been violated in
An Act to Aid the Disabled
Washington. March 8.—The Sweet
bill, amending provision* of the war
risk insurance act m u to increase
the period in which a veteran'* dis
ability would be sssumed to have re
flated from his service, and extend
ing the insurance privileges in spe
cial cases, was passed by the senate
There was no record vote.
Under provisions of the bill cases
of tubercular and neuro psych is t trie
diseases occurring within three years
of the soldier* discharge will be con
sidered as due to hi* service, and will
make such soldier eligible for hos
pitalisation and compensation.
All hospital* under the jodriadlc
tion of the veteran's boreau are
thrown open to veterans of the civil
and Spanish-American war* a* wall
sa of the world war and transporta
tion of these patient* at government
PKpense to the hospital* is anthoris
Another section authorises the (tr
meet of (109 fcr funeral expanse* to
the n*ar**t of Ida of any vatacaa
MAN WHO LICKED
DEWEV IS ALIVE
It Wm • Fistic Engagement
Between Admiral and Wil
liam H. Cavage.
San Pedro, Calif., Feb. 16.—William
H. Savagf. an attorney here, in crirfit
*4 with being the only man who won
a fight with the late Admiral George
Dewey. The fight wu a fistic en
gagement between the two men and
took place on the quarter-deck of ttw
old sloop-of-war Mississippi in IM2.
Dewey wu then a MH-ond lienteuant
and Savage wai a private in the Ma
rine*. and ot. the day of hit fight with
Dewey wan acting as orderly to Cap
In a letter written on the ,U. S. S.
Olympia by Admiral Dewey on June
18. 1898, the original of which Mr.
Savage treasure*, the hero of Ma
nila Bay recalls hia fight with Sav
age. He wrote, in part: "I trust I
have my temper more in hand now."
Mr. Savage, a former judge and
state senator, tells of the fight as fol
"I had been instructed to take or
der* from no one except Capt. Me
lanchton. I went to Lieut. Dewey to
report one bell.
" 'One bell, sir," I laid.
" 'Strike it,' he ordered.
" 'The raptain has given me In
structions to take orders from no
one except himself,' I replied.
"'You strike that bell,' he com
" "I wc*»V I retorted.
" '111 make you do it.'
'"Vou cant do it.'
"Dewey then struck at me and
knocked me to the deck. I leaped to
my feet and ruiihed at him. He went
down in a heap against a hatch aa I
struck him on the jaw, and J leaped
upon him when he rot up. We rolled
around on the deck for more than ftf
tee^rarrwUM^befoM being separated
thrown in the brig.
I waa covered with blood, having had
no opportunity to waih, but Dewey
had washed and changed his clothing.
His face was badly battered and cut
and both eyes were black.
" "What the devel have you men
born doing?' roared the Captain aa he
looked us over.
" 'I had no buaineas striking him,
sir.' said Dewey.
" 'I am to blame.' I retorted.
"Dewey turned to me and said: '1
beg your pardon, sir, but I should
not have lost my temper and struck
you while on duty.'
""Hie captain was astonished at
this tl'splay of politeness from two
m< n n-ho had been so badly battered
by each other's flats and told us both
to go hack to duty."
"In his letter to Judge Savage,
Admiral Dewey said: "How few of
us were on board the old Mississippi
then are alive now." That was writ
ten in 1898, and today Judge Savage
says he it the sole remaining mem
ber of the old Mississippi crew.
Judge Savage waa born in Ireland hi
Jury Adjudges Fisher Not
Guilty Of Murder.
Sylva, Feb. 28t—Walter Fiaher waa
found not guilty of the* murder of
George Revia, by verdict of the Jury
in superior court, reported at 10
o'clock this morning. Judge Henry
P. Lane, after hearing the verdict
read in open court, thanked and dis
charged the Jury.
Fiaher was released from custody,
after having been held without bond
since the fatal shooting last election
dsy, November 7.
The case waa given the jury at 6
o'clock last night and when it was
found there waa no agreement at
10 o'clock the jury was locked up foi
Fisher who shot and killed Revii
at the Barker's Creek polling place,
was showered with congratulations
at the close of what was one of the
most bitterly contested murder trials
, ever conducted in Jackson county.
Self-defense was the basis of the
defense. Fisher, a dentociatic elec
tion official, maintaining that Revis
hrd threatened his life, and that fal
lowing a dispute at the polling place
Revia reached for his gun, where
upon Fiaher opened fire. Fiaher was
wounded by Jim Sutton aad Fisher
waa held under gaard until his ren
dition permitted Mi removal to Iks
county Jail here.
Revis was a merchant and prom
inent republican. Bad feetta* mm
politics had W>> engendered at the
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EXECUTION OF NEGRO .
TOO MUCH FOR A VET
Man Who Saw 13,000 .of His
Troops Blown Up Faint* Be
fore Electric Chair.
Raleigh. March t.—"I seen 13,00#
| of my troop* Mowed tip in Frane*
and only S7 of my retrlmont ?ot back
to tell the tale, hut rive four mora
vear* of war and hell to this d
thin*." muwd Rebert Harrison' of
Wilmington this mornlnr '* he cam*
H*ck to conciou*rte*s aft«r fainting
at the electrocution of Bob William*
The Canadian soldier's «<>nar of
| humor wag recovered ahead of hi*
rotor or his 'courajre. Perhaps tha
heat physical specimen including n«
I the eitrht members of the general a»
' spfiibly, attending the «rreat stata
I function, he wai the solitary man
I or woman who could not nee K
| throuirh. Williams had been buckled
I into the chair and the dynamo was
driving the death spittle through tha
| leather slits which hooded tha black
i man's face.
Soldier Harrison laughed much at
hi* Ins* of nerve. He was wild to
«ee the state slay the black man. H*
had »ent up a special petition to Su
perintendent Pou and the young cur
ley-headed fellow was early on the
, frour,d. He was not there ahead of
j Mis* Ethel Smith of Goldshoro, a
prttty young woman who interview
ed Warden Busbee before the state
employes *et the eletrocutlon house
"Do you want to see the electro
cution?" Warden Busbee asked her
: while she waited.
"Sure," Mi** Smith replied.
"You are 21 yean old?" Mr. Busbea
"I aint anything else," Miss Smith
X am WWQ paUNrTTQ. IwpTWvliM*
tivee Seller* of Caaton, Coward of
Jackson, Dehart of Swain, Hooka of
Columbus, Davis of Cleveland, Wat
kin* of Bruniwick and Senator* White
of Yadkin and Woltx of Gaston wera
in the general assembly of the loct.
The attendant* gathered about the
chair, the dynamo was startrtl and tha
incandescent light* blared a* evidence
that the current was working.
Williams attended by hi* preacher
came walking in. He was a combina
tion of spiritual effervescence and
deep contrition. "Mr Busbee. I have
nothing against anybody," he said
a* he pa**cd the warden standing at
'he great switch.
The rather slight, though power
fully built black came down tha
bridge of sigh* intoning. 1 haven"!
got nothing against nobody." Tha
leg through which Bradley Cribb, tha
murderer's victim, had sent a bullet
held up, but Williams did not walk
specially well. He swung into death
chamber where SO or so witnesses
were chattering, bantering each other
giggling, laughing outright, teasing
one another on lack of nerve and ex
changing experience* on how they
"I* Sheriff Jackson here 7" ths
black man asked aa his eyes beheld
the holiday crowd.
' "Yea, I am here. Bob," the New
Hanover peace guardian replied.
"Good-bye, sheriff, I aint (rot noth
ing against nobody. Put It in tba
papers, sheriff, let me be a warning
to >m. Jesus, forgive me! Lord
have mercy on me. Good-bye, Mr.
Ed., good-bye*, sheriff," the black man
said as the leather hood waa buckled
over hia face.
This expert testimony to the print
in) word on executions made the
newspaper men look at each other.
The dying deposition was 'taken as
mbstantial proof of candidate's post
| tion on an issue pending in the gen
eral assembly. Instead of prohibft
; ing the publication as Prison Direct
or E. B. Ficklen has urged the gen
eral assembly to do. Williams Just on
the celestial threshold was against
the bill. On these issues, however,
only the members of the general as
sembly and the press seemed to b« in
Hie current want on and the talk
Williams died hard; H took tfcrss
currents to finish him.