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BURNED TEXTILE BUILDING AT A. & M. COLLEGE
iMpVV j& • film *" *
What wns left of the Textile Itulldlng of A. * M. College at Raleigh
which burned recently. The contract has been lot for its construetion on
a larger rale to be completed by August Ist, and manufacturers of textile
tpachlm-ry are being Invited to again donate machinery for Its equip
ment Tlio equipment for the burned building was donated 4n tills way
GREAT DEBATE (IT
WINSTON BALEM TEAM WINS THE
HIGH SCHOOL DEBATE FOR
DISPATCHES FROM RALEIGH
Doings and Happenings That Mark
the Progress of North Carolina Peo
ple Gathered Around the State
The distinction won by Charles
Itoddick and Clifton Katon the two
lf.yeai old boys of Wlnsion ; Salein,-
who representing their school in tho
second annual content of the High
School Debating Hilton of North Caro
lina held in Memorial Hall, at Chapel
Hill, recently Nuocessfully defended
the negative of the query, Resolved,
That the Constitution of North Caro
lina should be so amended as to-In
clude the Initiative and referendum,
Is greater than Is apparent on the sur
face. They were awarded the Aycock
memorial cup It is true but more than
this, the analysis by the lads, neither
weighing 100 pounds, of a _ problem
vitally affecting the life of the state
and nation has been tho best offered
by any two students composing a
team in a contest which included 150
"schools and 600 delators, who on the '
night of March 20-spoko to approxi
mately 40,000 people.'
The victory was hard though clean
ly won. Against the Twin City team
in Memorial llall, filled as in com
mencement time, was pitted the .
strong team of Graham High School,!
Michael Ketnodle and Miss Klonnle
Cooper, and the appearance 1 ' of the
latter, as the first woman ever on the
stage In Memorial Hall, marked an
epoch in the hUtor.v of tho I'nlver
stoy. Miss Cooper received an ova
tion and deserved It llor speech was
consistent, clear cut and well deliver
ed, her MMUinciatlon being exception
ally good, while she entered Into the
spirit of the occasion with a zest.
Acting President E."T\. Graham,
who presided liver tho debate, in stirt
ing the objeot of the gathering, stated
his opinion that It was tho most sig
nificant meeting ever held* In the
state and in the lt>:ht of tho number
of people affected by the contest from
Its Inception through the preliminar
ies down to the tlnal contest this
declaration seems a simple statement
of an apparent fact.
Improve Mount Airy Station.
Tho corporation commission .made
an order recently, directing the
Southern Railway Company to make
of the Mount Airy pas
senger station estimated to cost $4,
000. In accordance with plans and
, Agents Should Have License.
Insurance Commissioner James R.
lonng lias called attention to the fact
that all agents. In North Carolina who
sollcit insnrjrnce of nnv sort trills t
have license therefor, and that it Is a
violation of the law if this Is not done.
Information has been received by the
commissioner that certain companies
are making a practice of sending out
agents without providing license for
- • them. Colonel You&g says' that any
company indulging In this practice
will ha/e its license revoked, and will
be prohibited from doing business.
Instruct Militia at Charleston.
A joint encampment of instruction
for field training of the regular army
and the state militia of South Caro
lina, Georgia and
Florida has been ordered by the war
department to be held In the vicinity
of Charleston, S. C., from July 1 to
Afrgust 16, according to orders re
ceived recently by Adjutant General
Moore, of South Carolina. Each state
has a federal appropriation of SIB,OOO
for the expense of the campaign. Not
more than, three regiments will be en
camped at one time, it la stated.
Winston's Portrait Given to State.
Patrick Henry Winston, lawyer,
orator, statesman and dlstlngulslmd
ill lion of tli3 Republic, round placo
In tho legnl ttall of fanio a few days
ago when the portrait chosen by his
children was presented to the state
jby Governor Craig and accepted by
Chief Justice Clark.
The ceremonies In the supreme
court room were brief! The court
room wax filled to standing and then
overflowed The Interest would have
j been creditable IVUd there been an
unveiling Oceanian and a largo num
ber of prominent citizens not resi
dents of Hulelgh attended tho exer
In the group of klnspeoplo were two
of the great lawyer's remarkable glft
| I'IL son H, .IIKILTH Francis D. Winston,
; district attorney, of Windsor, and
Judge K. W'. Winston of the ltalelgh
liar. Mrs. Drank H. Sprulll, of Rocky
| Mount, a daughter; Miss Martha Hyry
S i»r u 111, a granddaughter; Mrs, Frank
H Webb, a granddaughter, of Dur
."hiiiu; Mlsa Amy Winston, a grand
"daughter, of ltalelgh; and many ltal
elgh friends of the family. Dr. George
T. Winston, tho eldest of the sous,"
| wrts not present.
The portrait, a beautiful oil paint
ing, stood In the rear of tho room
and was not plain to view until the
exercises were over. Chief Justice
('lark announced a recess of a few
minutes between the hour of presen
tation and tho resumption of court
work. Tho people inspected tho work
of art then. Many prominent woniiin
of ltalelgh were there. Ti* their tast#
for the beautiful in art it especlall>
Rural Community in Sampson.
Representatives of the state dS*
partment of education and agrlcul
ture ure back from Salemburg, Sanip
"son comity, wlinfe they took a hand
In tho establishment of the first "ru
ral community" under HIP plan being
promoted by the departments.
Tho organize™ express themselves
ns delighted with the organization ef
fected. The organization consists
-principally of committees on agricul
ture, health, education, church and
morals, social and woman's work, tho
latter being subdivided into six .de
partments of community endeavor by
the women. A little later it is ex
pectnd to establish a division .of co
operative marketing. As yet thcr«
Is no arrangement as to financing
Commencement Day In Wake.
Commencement day for the public
schools turned out in long lines of
marchers along with throngs of well
ordered children froii\ tl.ie schools out
in the county, making the day one of
especial signltlcance and enjoyment.
There were more than three thousand
school children from llaloigh In line
besides as many more from the coun
ty schools marching through the
principal streets to the big auditor
Many Join Corn Clubs.
There are 3,86tS boys enrolltid in
corn clubs this year, according to
Prof. T. E. Urowue, of Raleigh, in
charge of corn club work in tho state
and new enrollments are being tuado
all the time.
May Apply Express to State Traffic.
Oltlcials of the Southern Express
Company were in conference a few
days ago with the corporation eotn-
Tiitsston for consideration 'of the- ad
visability of applying the schedule of
express rates promulgated by tht in
terstate Commerce Commission for
fnterstato business, to tbt intrastate
business. No announcement is yet
made as to this matter. The commis
sion is especially Investigating as tq
whether the change would reduce the
rates generally, making a saving to
| the people and lu>,w much.
Raleigh Opens New Hospital.
The Mary Elizabeth Hospital on
| Peace and Halifax streets had Its
house warming a few nights ago from
pr to" Tti o*cipcir wirrr n n ntrr cd a of vTsF
tors who ciuie, Inspected the institu
tion and met the owners Drs. H. W.
Glasscock and A. U. Tucker. The hos
pital opened next day and has al
ready received applications tr?
number of patients who wore eutered
on the first day. It Is a building of ca
pacity for twenty-five patients in an
emergency and twenty who can b»
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THE ENTERPRISE, WILLIAMfITON, NORTH OAROLDfA.
111 TOT U. S. WOT
SECRETARY DANIELS ISSUES A
RULE TO BAR LIQUOR FROM
.... EVERV SHIP.
ORDER EFFECTIVE JULY 1
A Clear Head and a Steady Hand It
Needed, Says the Secretary
of the Navy.
will prevail In the United States navy
after July 1 next. Secretary Daniels
made public a sweeping order, which
not only will abolish tlie? traditional
"wine menu" of the officers, but will
bar all alcoholic liquors from every
ship and ahore station of the navy.
Thl« order, constituting one of the
most notablo vlctorleß ever won by
prohibition forces, "was issued on the
recommendation of Surgeon .General
"The use of introduction for drink
ing purposes of alcoholic liquors on
board any naval vessel, or within any
navy yard, or station, is strictly pro
hibited, and commanding officers will
be held directly responsible for the
enforcement of this order."
In u statement Secretary Daniels
"I am in hearty agreement with the
views expressed by the surgeon gen
eral. There should not be on ship
board with reference to intoxicants,
one rule for officers and another and
a different rule for the enlisted per
sonnel. The saddest hour in my official
life Is wh#ri an officer or enlisted man
must be punished for Intoxication.
During the past week it has been my
painful duty to approve a courtmar
Hal for dismissal from the service of
an officer for Intoxication. He told
11)0 that he never had tasted Intoxi
cants unfit he dirt fn tn the wine mewr
on the cruise.. Others who have been
disciplined for drinking to excess have
made similar statements to me.
"Officers now are commissioned at
the early age of 22 years.' Has the
government a right to permit this
temptation, which too often destroys
the highest usefulness of young of
ficers? I think not. If there Is one
profession more than any' other that
calls for a clear head and a steady
hand, it Is the naval profession.
MAN SLAIN WITH AN AX
P. O. Bonnell Murdered In Sleep at
Hawkinsvllle, Go.—Paul O. Ilonnell;
21' years old, was killed here as lie
lay In hod sleeping. An ax. apparent*
ly, was used lit the murder. Hurry Lee,
nephew of the dead man and who
roomed with hlm. r ls being held by the
police pending an investigation. Lee
Is 18 years old.
The youth denies any connection
with the killing and claims It was
done by a negro. He claims ho was
awakened by the noiso made by the
negro in time lo see him escaping
from the room, llohnell fs survived by
a wife, now living in Florida.
Lee, who roomed with lionnell In Ills
place of business, ran out of tho store
at one o'clock in the morning and gnvo
tho alarm. He declared that his un
cle had Just been killed l>y somoono
who used nil at. Ho suvs that both
were In lied at the time and that he
was not asleep, that be heard someone
in the storo and, looking up, saw the
party, whom he did not recognise, with
u Inrge ax raised, and that the mur
derer dealt tho death Mow before he
could do anything, and escaped.
Boy Killed bjify Mule's Kick.
Atlanta. —Theodore Kord, tho four
year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. W. 11.
Ford, was kicked to death near their
home on Flat Shoals road, where Mr.
Cord conduct a farm and dairy. The
child had gone into the Held with its
mother and approached the mule, when
the mother's attention >vas directed to
other thangs. The animal turned sud
denly and kicked the child several
times, which resulted in crushing his
skull. He was rushed to tho Grady
hospital, but died. The body was re
moved to llloomiield's chapel and fun
eral arrangements will be completed
later. The body was removed to
Fleas Cause thi Plague. --
New Orleans. —Fleas carried in
sacks of sugur and not rats are re
sponsible for the recently'' reported
cases of bubonic plague at Havana.
Cuba, according to Surgeon John Gul
teras, director of sanitation for the
republic of CubiL in a letter to Dr.
Oscar Dow ling of the Louisiana state
board of health. Surgeon Gulteras,
states In M? letter that lie conducted
more than twenty-five hundred labora
tory experiments with rates, for the
purpose of determining the manner in
which bubonic plague germs carried.
Many Spaniards Deported. •
Torchon, Mexico. —Gen. Francisco
Vj)la ordered that the 600 Spaniards
of Torreon bo deported. He Issued In
structions that trains be provided im
mediately and that the ex'odus to El
Paso, Texas should begin at once.
Their property will be temporarily con
fiscated. It Is tho tragedy of Chihua
hua over again, and is said to express
the deep-rooted suspicion and even ha-,
tred with which the native Mexican
and particularly the peon looks on the
ROBERTO V. PESQUIERA
Roberto V. Pesqulera, confidential
agent In Washington of the Mexican
constitutionalists, has gone to Juarez
to confer with General Carranza con
cerning the Benton case.
SENATE HOLD-UP CANAL BILL
REPEAL MEASURE IS REFERRED
TO SENATOR O'GOHMAN'S
Spectacular- and Heated Defeat* Is
Expected When Measure Is
Washington. Tho administration
bill to repeal tollH exemption for nil j
American coustw'lne. ships in the I'au
a IUU canal, which passed the house]
amid spectacular scenes reached the
senate and was referred promptly to
the committee on Inter-oceanic canals
Senator O'Gornmn, chairman of the
canals commit ten, who Is marshaling
tint 'antl -udmlnintratlon forces, an
nounced definitely that he, would call
a mooting of the 'committee for next
Tuesday, Until that time, no formal
consideration of the repeal measure or
proposed amendments can develop. Al
though friends of the president had
hoped to have the canals commit
tee meet earlier, they decided to make
no effort to Induce Senator O'Gorman I
to change his plans. They will Insist,
however, upon action within reason
able time after the committee gets
down to work.
NEW CHIEF OF U. S. ARMY |
Wotherspoon Appointed Chief cf Staff J
Succeeding General Wood.
Washington. -Maj. Gen. William W.
Wotherspoon, now assistant chief of
staff of the army, has been selected
to succeed Maj. Gen, Leonard WIKMI [
as chief of staff at the end of Gen
eral Wood's term, April Brig.
CJfn. Hugh L. Scott, commanding the
troops at Fort Bliss, Texas, will be
assistant chief of staff.
General Wood w ill assume command
of the KaAtcru department, with head
quarters at Governor's Island, New
The appointment of General Wother
spoon to bo chief of staff had been ex
pected, as It was in accordance with
the practice of promoting the assist
ant chief of staff to the first place. So
the interest of the army centered in
tho selection of an assistant chief of
staff who might in turn succeed Gen
eral Wotherspoon when the latter re
tires on account of age next Novem
A short time ago it had been about
settled that the position of assistant
chief should bo tendered to llripadier
General Tusker 11. miss, in command
of tho Southern department with head
quarters at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.
Later a 'report was current that this
tender was declined by General Bliss,
$100,000,000 Capital for Reaerve Banks
Washington.—The new federal re
serve banking system will start busi
tiers with a total authorized capital
of about $100,000,000 for all reserve
banks, no matter how many institu
tions the organization committee de
cides to set up. This fact became ap
parent when figures were made public
from all national banks responding to
the last call of the comptroller of the
currency, made March 4. The state
ment giving these figures will be the
last of the kind issued.
, Mississippi Bank Officials Indicted.
- Natchez.-7-Investigntion into the af
fairs of the First Natchez bank, which
closed its doors on October .10. 1913)
resulted hi the Indictment here by the
Adams county grand jury of A. G.
Campbell, president; S. H. Lowenberg,
first vice president, and R. Lee Wood,
second vice president of the defunct
institution on the charge of accepting
deposits after the bank waa insolvent
The grand jury is investigating the
savings department of the bank and
other indictments are expected.
FIGHT IS PLANNED
TO SECURE BANKS
DECISION OF COMMITTEE CAN BE
REVERSED ONLY BY THE
MAY INCREASE THE NUMBER
Federal Reserve Board Cannot Be Ex
pected to Reverse Itself,
L v However.
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♦ Where Bank* Will Be Located. ♦
♦ Washington.—The cities se- ♦
♦ lected for regional banks are: ♦
♦ Jloston New York ♦
♦ Philadelphia Cleveland ♦
♦ Richmond Atlanta ♦
♦ Clili aro Bt. I.ouis ♦
♦ Minneapolis Kansas. City ♦
♦ Dallas, Tex. San Francisco. ♦
Washington.—There ww every indi
cation that the announcement of the
reserve districts and cities by the re
serve hank organisation commiltoe had
given the signal for a determined
Struggle upon tjio part of several cit
ies which were disappointed to over
turn the committee on the
and hring about u redlstrictlng of the
country, or at least a change in the
reserve cities named.
Under the law the decision of the
organization committee is not su-ject
to review oxcept by the federal reserve
board. This board probably will not
be named by President Wilson for sev
eral Weeks, but in the meantime it is
believed that those disappointed with
the committee's announcement will
bend every effort toward paving the
way for changes,—lt www pointed out
that both Secretary of the Treasury
McAdoo and Comptroller of the Cur
rency Williams of the organization
committee, are ex-offlcio members of
the reserve board, and hardly could
be counted upon to reverse themselves.
The president has given no intimationl
as to whom the other live members
Tho committee's plan was criticised
in congress and there were reports
of keen disappointment from several
cities which wore in the race for re
serve hanks and which failed to se
cure them. Three members of the
senate 1 anklng anil currency eommit
tee, two Republicans and a Democrat,
found fault with the plan.
REBELS TO ATTACK TAMPICO
. ij ——.
Admiral Fletcher Predicts Federals
Will Abandon Gulf Port.
Washington.—Following closely on
official advices from George C. Caroth
ers, American consular agent at Tor
reon, of the flight of the federal troops
from that city, came a prediction from
Hear Admiral Fletcher that the im
portant gulf port of Tampieo proha
bly would be abandoned by the fed
erals without a light
Administration officials made no
comment on the Torreon result and
official sentiment is not likely to crys-|
tallze until more is known of the bat
tle Itself and Its effects in Mexico 1
City and elsewhere..
Mr. Carothers" report of the fnll of
Torreon lacked detail, particularly
with reference to losses sustained on
both sides and the movements of the
Torreon, Mcxieo.—Torreon, strewn
with victims of a six-day battle, was
occupied by Villa's rebels while the
federals fled. The capture marks the
climax of tho first campaign of the
revolution to oust Vlctoriano Huerta
from Mexico City. It gives the Con
stitutionalists virtual control over the
whole northern tier of Mexican states.
The lighting began and was almost
continuous. At first Villa attempted
assaults on'the Btrong federal posi
tions in -daylight but these proved
too costly, so the days were spent
in cannonading and the nights in as
Positions were taken and lost time
and time again. Several night at
tacks sent the federals scurrying from
strong positions, but at daybreak the
Gunmenj to Be Given Reprieve.
Albany, N. Y. —Unless Governor
Glynn changes his mind, a reprieve for
the four New York gunmen, tinder sen
tence to die in Sing Sing during the
week beginning April 13, will be
granted. If granted, tho stay of exe
cution will be until after the second
trial of Charles Becker, who, with the
gunmen, was found guilty of the mur
der of Herman Rosenthal. District At
torney Whitman has said he intends
to try Becker a second time as sodn
as possible, but It will be from three
to six months hence.
Monroe Doctrine Not Obsolete.
Philadelphia.—The principle of the
Monroe doctrine is just as alive now
as It over was an4-President Mon
roe's declaration is not an "obsolete
shibboleth," according to statement at
the annual meeting of the American
Academy of Political and Social Sci
ence. Speakers with few exceptions
were in agreement upon the general
principle of the doctrine. Rear Ad
miral Chester urged a concert of ac
tion among American republics in' a
policy of "America for the Ameri
MADAME OA FONSECA
Madame da Fonacca is the wife of
the new military attache of the Bra
zilian embassy at Washington. She
is the latest addition to that cosmo
politan social circle and has become
a great favorite.
FREE TOLLS LOSE IN HOUSE
MAJORITY FOR REPEAL LARGER
THAN WILSON SUPPORTERS
EXPECTED. r —'
220 Democrats Stood by the President
and Only 52 Voted Against
Washington.—The national house of
representatives, after one of the most
loglalati vc struggles in the
history of tho nation, voted to repeal
the provision of the Panama canal
act exempting American vessels from
the payment of tolls. The vote on the
-repeal bill was -47 to lt»l —-a majority
of 80 votes In support of the personal
plea of Woodrow Wilson, president of
the* United States.
Thin verdict on the Issue which has »
absorbed congress for many weeks
came at the close of a stirring day,
made memorable in the annals of the
house by a party division which found
Speaker Champ Clark, Majority Lead
er Underwood nnd other Democratic
chieftains lined up In open opposition
to the president on an issue which the
latter had declared vital to his con
duet oY the nation's foreign policy.
On the final vote 220 Democrats In
the house stood by the president, giv
ing him in "ungrudging measure"
what he had asked "for the honor of
tho nation" in its foreign relations.
Twenty five Republicans and two pro
gressives also voted to sustain the
president. Fifty-two Democrats fol
lowed Speaker Clark and Leader Un
derwood to defeat.
NEGRO WOMAN IS LYNCHED
Mob at Muskogee, Okla., Hanged Ne
gress to Telephone Pole..
Muskogee, Okla. —Marie Scott, a ne
gro woman who killed Lemuel Peace,
a yfctirig while man, by driving a knife
Into his heart, was taken out of the'
Wagoner county Jail and hanged to a
telephone pole. The mob, which was
masked, overpowered the jailer, a one
armed man, threw a rope over the
woman's head and dragged her out of
The county attorney of Wagoner
county has started an Investigation.
A knock at the jail door aroused the
sleeping jailer, alone In the office. A
voice outside said an officer was there
with prisoners. The Jailer opened the
door .and faced twelve revolvers. He
was bound quickly and his keys taken
from him. He then was thrown in the
J. H. Woodward Is Seriously 111. t
Orlando, Fla.—J. 11. Woodward of
Birmingham, Ala., rated as one of the
wealthiest men of the South," is seri
ously 111 at his winter home here. His
daughter, Mrs. Oscar W. Underwood,
wife of the house Democratic leader,
and other members of.the family are
SIOO a Month Willed to a Dog.
Boston. —"Pete Crafts" will continue
to enjoy luxuries uncommon among
dogs. The probate court approved the
will of his late master, John Chan
cellor Crafts, which provides a fund
of |1,200 a year for the upkeep of
Pete. Relatives who had been cut off
without a cent contested the will, al
leging "undue Influence." At the hear
ing witnesses told how Pete had pre
sided at the head of the table at
"birthday parties" given in his honor
and that his master considered the
dog a greater friend than any man.
Ciat ke New Senator From Arkansas.
Little Rock, Ark. —Figures received
from the primary election of last week
"fcfcbw that Senator James P. Clarke
ha* won in the senatorial race over
William F. Kirby. The official
vote of Poinsett county, as given by
fl e chairman of the Poinsett county
committee, gives Clarke a majority of
1,181 and in the state of 720, The
total vote of the state, official except
from Poinsett which comes from the
chairman of that county's .central com
mittee, is: Clarke, 68,445; Kirby 67,-
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