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N. C. TROOPS GET
READY FOR WINTER
EQUIPMENT TO ENABLE BOYS
TO WITHSTAND WINTER HAS
COMPLETE ARMY THEATER
Improvements Are Made on Pennsyl
vania Avenue. The Seventh Divis
ion Is a Complete Army Within
Camp Stewart, El Paso, Texas.
Second Lieutenant Wentworth W.
Pierce, Co. D, Second Regiment,
Godsboro, has been recommended for
promotion to first lieutenant in the
Second Regiment machine gun com
pany. Second Lieutenant Willis P.
Monroe, Wilmington, and Second
Lieutenant Lawrence M. Currie, Lum
ber Bridge, will be second lieuten
ants In the machine gun company.
Captain J. W. Bizzell Is captain. Ed
ward R. Michaux, Goldsboro, is first
sergeant. Headquarters of the com
pany will be at Goldsboro. Cook Ben
Sowers, Company A, Third Regiment,
Lexington received a telegram an
nouncing the arrival of a thirteen
pound boy at his home. He named
the youngster Woodrow Wilson by
The brigade is settling down to rou
tine work and getting in shape for
venter. It has been hard to secure
lumber enough to complete the mess
halls, but this work is nearing com
pletion now. Only a few remain un
finished. This does not mean, how
ever, that they are in condition for
use in the interior, but only that the
roofs are on, the sides screened and
doors in place." If we are to stay here
through the winter it will be neces
sary to wall up the mess halls and put
in windows. It is already cold enough
to make eating mighty uncomfor
table in the mornings. The men eat
with their overcoats on and suffer no
serious discomfort, but it gets very
cold here and warm eating rooms are
The officers of the brigade, at their
own expense, are walling up their
tents and getting ready for winter.
The company artificers are doing the
work and are being paid extra for
it by the officers receiving the bene
fit of their work. The quartermaster
has promised lumber sufficient to
build a comfortable office for brigade
headquarters and work on this will be
The long street that runs through
the camp, known as Pennsylvania
Avenue, is being put in shape by the
regiments. The Third Regiment
started improvement and is just fin
ished its section of street, while the
First and Second have already put
theirs in fine shape. The street is
nisely rounded up and graded so that
water runs off readily (or would run
off, if there were any water), and it
looks good. One of the El Paso pa
pers called it a "model for the road
builders of th8 southwest."
The North Carolina Brigade takes
up about 2,500 feet of front on Penn
sylvania Avenue. There are still
enough Pennsylvanians here on each
side of us to make the street's name
A big army theatre has just been
completed. It was erected as a pri
vate enterprise with the consent of
the army authorities and if its busi
ness holds up as it has strated, the
thing will prove a gold mine. The
place seats 800 people and at 20 cents
per and two full houses every night,
the management is raking in consid
erable coin. The theatre stands Just
back of the headquarters of the Third
Practically all of the troops that
were ordered to the border in Septem
ber are now doing service here and
elsewhere along the Rio Grande. The
Georgia troops are expected in El
Paso Thursday morning. They will
take the camp vacated by the Massa
chuetts guardsmen who are going
home just as soon as the Georgians
arrive here. The Massachuetts outfit
received orders to go home two weeks
ago. but was forced to wait on the
Georgians and they have been rais
ing Cain ever since their orders came
bacuase the Georgians were delayed.
The half dozen newspaper corres
pondents down here with the Bay
State soldiers, had been growing sar
castic about it and were referring to.
the Georgia brigade as "mythical,"
"legendary," etc. ,and expressed many
doubts as to the existence of any
such a body of soldiers. The Geor
gians will be sationed at Camp Cot
ton, near Fort Bliss. There are still
some trops at state mobilization
camps, but not a great many. With
nobody available to relieve us, the
New Charters Granted.
Raleigh. Several new corporations
have been chartered recently. Espe
cially notable was the Belmont
Bridge Co., of Belmont, Gaston coun
ty, having authority to erect and op
erate a toll bridge between Mecklen
burg and Gaston counties near Sloan's
Ferry. The cpaital is $5,000 authoriz
ed and $SC0 subscribed by C. E. Tay
lor, J. M. Sloan, . J. Maurey, J. M.
TiPBsiev, J. W., D. P. and S. P. Stowe
outlook for quite a long stay1 In
Texas is fairly good.
The Seventh Division Is a complete
army in itself. It has a full brigade
of artillery, more than a regiment of
cavalry, three brigades of infantry, a
full engineering outfit, signal corps
and everything else needed to make
it an independent ,self-sustaiing fight
ing force in itself, without outside aid.
No other division is so well equipped.
There is talk of transforming a regi
ment of infantry of this division into
cavalry. It is more than probable
that if this is done one of the Penn
sylvania regiments will be selected
It does not now appear that any of
the North Carolina outfit will get bor
der patrol service. The policy of the
War Department seems to be to keep
the Seventh Division intact as a sort
of reserve, and while regiments of the
other divisions have been detached
for border patrol, no part of the
Seventh has been so detailed.
Quite a number of the boys cele
brated not wisely but too well follow
ing pay-day. There were two cutting
scrapes in which Tar Heel soldiers
were Involved, one man being from
A Company, First Regiment and the
other from M Company of the same
regiment. Details of neither fight are
yet available. Both soldiers are un
der arrest and will be tried in a few
The boys of the Third are joking
their worthy chaplain, Capt. A. Mc
Cullen, of Durham, unmercifillu
about an episode said to have trans
pired at the fair a few nights ago.
Two of the boys, one a non-com. and
the other a commissioned officer,
stopped at a coffee stand where a
flirtatious grass widow demonstrated
the good qualities of a certain well
known brand of coffee. They sam
pled her coffee and she suggested
that they speak to their commissary
officer about it and have him buy
some. Then she asked what regi
ment they were from and when they
said they were from the Third, she
"Oh, yes, I have the card of one oJ
your officers here. He said to have
three pounds of this coffee sent out
She reached back under the counter
and brought out a scrap of paper on
which was written. "Capt. A. McCul
len, Third N. C. Infantry, Camp
"Sure," answered one of the boys,
"we know "him. He's our preacher."
"Preacher," fairly screeched the
fair one, "that man a preacher! If
you could have seen him carrying on
with us girls In here you would never
have thought him a preacher."
The truth of the matter is that
Capt. McCullen had not even been to
the fair, had not ordered any coffee
and in fact had never laid eyes on
that "widder" and he is wondering
who It was that worked the trick on
Major Sidney C. Chambers' Second
Battalion, the Second Battalion of the
Third, added yet other hiking laurels
to their collection. This battalion is
the one that hiked 53 miles in less
than two days at Camp Glenn, carry
ing full equipment, which was some
stunt. Monday they hiked up the
Franklin range, climbing all the way,
a distance of seven miles. They rest
ed and ate their sandwiches and were
taking it easy when an orderly rode
up and informed them that it was
pay-day down in 'amp and that their
presence was desn ed. The men
shouldered packs and guns and hiked
it back to Camp Stewart without a
single stop. They got back in camp
before 1 o'clock and they had started
at 8 o'clock. They made the hike in
less than four hours of actual march
ing time and that is something of a
Terrain exercises in which Briga
dier General Young of the first bri
gade, Logan of the second and Mc
Neill of the third, all of the seventh
division, participated have been held.
The exercises consisted of placing
each brigadier in turn in command
of the division theoretically opposing
a hostile force of equal strength.
Each brigadier was required to esti
mate situation, dispose of his troops
and direct the attack. General
Young, his adjutant. Major Gordon
Smith and his two aides Lieuts.
Young and Stone with four orderlies
put in a busy day of it and covered
about twenty-five miles of roup;h ter
ritory. General Your.g and staff, ac
cording to observers, who followed
the exercises closelv more than held
their own and won praise for their
The moving picture show of the
State Board of Health is this week
at Smithfield where the Johnston
county fair is in progress. At the
same time. Miss Kate Woolfolk has
one of the State Board's Health ex
hibits at Sanford. Miss Kate Her
ring has another at Rockingham
while there are other exhibits at Hen
derson. Clinton, Clrfcton, Matthews,
Boliva and at Oxford where a colored
fair is being held.
The Danbury-Walnut Cove Trans
portation Co., of Danbury, capital $5,
000 authorized and $500 subscribed by
I. E. Pepper and others for automo
The Sprunt Charlotte Warehouse
Company of Charlotte has been char
tered by the Secretary of State with
an authorized capital of $125,000, of
which $25,000 has been paid in by W.
P. Sprunt of Wilmington, L. B. Mc-1
Koy. G. E
Wilson. Jr., of Charlotte
D. A. R. MEETS IN RALEIGH
Over One Hundred Delegates at An
nual Affair Are Brilliantly Enter
tained. Good Reports.
Raleigh. Judge R. W. Winston wel
comed the Daughters of the American
Revolution to Raleigh for their annual
conference of the North Carolina So
ciety in place of Governor Craig, who
found it impossible to fill this engage
ment. Miss Lida Rodman of Washing
ton as regent of the North Carolina
Society, presented and there were
other welcome addresses by Mayor
James I. Johnson, Mrs. B. P. William
son, head of the Raleigh Chapter, and
greetings by representatives of other
societies and clubs. The welcome
ceremonies occupied most of the fore
noon session in representatives hall of
the State House.
Mrs. W. O. Spencer of Winston
Salem, responded to these welcome
addresses and greetings. Dr. I. McC.
Pittinger and Mrs. G. P. Edwin led
devotional and ritualistc ceremonies
and there were a number of splendid
ly rendered vocal selections.
Miss Rodman presented her an
nual address just before the recess
hour recounting effective work by the
society the past year in this state
and pointing out possibilities of far
greater usefulness in the coming
During the afternoon there were re
ports from state and national officers
on the activities of the society in the
state and the nation and also reports
from the 34 chapters within the state
that constitute the conference. Later
in the afternoon there was a recep
tion to the more than 100 delegates
by Mrs. Durfrey. At night at the Gov
ernor's Mansion there was a brilliant
musicale under the direction of Miss
Mrs. T. S. Morrison of Asheville was
elected regent of the North Carolina
Society Daughters of the American
Revolution. She succeeds Miss Lida
Rodman of Washington, N. C, who, be
cause of poor health the past year,
insisted that a successor be chosen.
Other officers elected were: Vice re
gent, Mrs. W. P. Macy, of Elm City;
corresponding secretary, Mrs. Grace
Jones, of Asheville; treasurer, Mrs.
James M. Dunlap, of Asheville. These
officers were placed in nomination by
the nominating committee, which con
sisted of Mrs. W. N. Reynolds, Mrs. B.
P. Williamson and Mrs. John F. Wily.
New Corporations Chartered.
Raleigh. New corporations wer
chartered as follows:
The North Carolina Woodworking
Company of Fayetteville, capital $50,
000 authorized and $20,000 subscribed
by W. H. Lilly and othors for general
woodworking business, including buck
ets, tubs, barrels and Ihe like.
The Buffaloe Realty Company of
Asheville, capital $200 000 authorized
and $10,000 subscribed by S. F. Chap
man, D. P. Morgan and others for a
general real estate business.
The Avery Feldspar Company of
Bewland, Avery count r, capital $10,
000 authorized and $2 000 subscribed
by J. W. Ragland and others for min
ing feldespar, mica and other deposits, j
An amendment to 1he charter of
the Cabarrus Cotton Mills Company :
names the principal oflice at Kannap- j
olis with power to establish branch
offices and mills elsewhere in this and
other states and provides that the
life of the corporat'on shall be ex
tended 60 years with the capital $2,
000,000 authorized and $500,000 sub
Burke Is BuiMing Bridges.
Morganton. Burke County is set
ting a splendid example to the coun
ties damaged by the flood and while
the counties, further down have been
wrangling over bridges, two have al
ready been finished in Burke, both :
permanent steel structures and two j
more are under construction.
NORTH CAROLINA NEWS BRIEFS-
Captain Willis G. Peace. Coast Artil- f
lerv Corns, on detached duty, has
been ordered to No-h Carolina as iv- j
spector instructor of the Coast 4ir-
tillery companies of the state With '
headuarters at Raleigh, according to
notice received by Governor Craig. !
Dates havo been arranged for the
North Carolina Motion Picture Exhib
itors Convention, w'ii(h is to take
place in Charlotte at th Sebvyn Ho
tel. December 19-21 inclusive.
Rural route No. 1 has bp;-i estab
lished at South Mills to
January 3. 1917.
The State Bonn! of na tions sent
out over 4,000.000 ballots ( f ar ill par
ties, state and national. a,d tlre are
numbers of calls for mol e balk ts by
local authorities fearful ','hat the illot
ments for their precinis wen1 not
The Methodists at Fw;ne have de
cided to build a npv c V.ireh at a cost
of $10.0CO to meey the demand.i that
the growing cornunit v avd the Appa
lachian Training S'-hocl's location j
have placed .npon tliem. j
Govcrnoryrrai? v ired the Governor j
of Virgina a note of congratulations ,.
to the rnple of Virpiria on the in
auguration of prob.ibii.in in that state.
Amctng the most prosperous indus
tries In North Carolina are the flour
mills of the sandhill sec tioi.. which
are ilunning on homrcr-own wheat.
XV. I R. Land and J. II. Gordon of j
Haniet. have let the contract for the j
Ition of a three-story store and ,
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(By E. O. SELLERS, Acting Director of
Sunday School Course, Moody Bible In
(Copyright, 1918, Western Newipaper Union.,
LESSON FOR NOVEMBER 12
WORLD'S TEMPERANCE SUNDAY.
LESSON TEXT Romans 14:13-15:3.
GOLDEN TEXT It is not good to eat
flesh, nor to drink wine, nor to do any
thing whereby thy brother Btumbleth.
The early Christian church had two
outstanding problems, the question of
the Sabbath days (two of them) and
the question of eating meat offered to
idols. This lesson suggests the solu
tion of the latter. Our modern prob
lem of intoxicating liquors is very
much the same as this ancient one of
the early Gentile Christians.
I. "Let us not therefore Judge one
another" (vv. 13-15). There are cer
tain acts which are universally conced
ed to be right and within the Christian
law of liberty. There are also other
acts which are as plainly prohibited.
There are a large number of acts which
lie in the region between these two,
and men ought to be careful how they
condemn one another for these latter
things. Where good and true men dif
fer, their acts, on the matter of the
Sabbath (See Col. 2:16), or on temper
ance, must be determined as being
unto the Lord, sincerely, conscientious
ly. It is not for us to judge (v. 13),
literally, to pronounce judgment. They
have a right to their opinion and to
their liberty of thought and action, but
(vv. 14, 22, 23) us for Paul or the
Christian, he must have a clear con
science. He must have faith, and be
assured that he is right; otherwise he
is condemned by God and by his own
conscience, and Is not a sincere Chris
tian disciple. The word "therefore" in
verse 13 points back to verse 12, which
ought to be carefully pondered. As we
have each to render our accounts to
God, we should stop judging one an
other. Food is a very proper thing,
and laws are also proper, yet love is
the ruling principle of the Christian
We ought to have our liberty cur
tailed rather than have our souls lost.
If we magnify our liberty to the sacri
fice of our brother's soul we "walk no
longer in love." The demands of
Christian love are more to the true
followers of Christ than the permis
sions of Christian liberty. The privi
lege of eating and drinking while it
injures others, however harmless to
yourself, is not to be tolerated.
The word "stumbleth" here used
(v. 21) Implies a movable trap or snare,
literally any impediment placed in the
way so as to cause another to fall. We
must never forget that even a weak
brother Is "a brother for whom Christ
II. ''Let not your good be evil spoken
of" (vv. 16-23). The kingdom of God
Is not meat and drink, but it Is a life
of righteousness, peace and joy In the
Holy Ghost. Our liberty Is to be so
used that It shall not be evil spoken
of. The real proof that we are in the
kingdom of God and that the kingdom
of God Is In us is not found in our
scrupulousness or lack of it, in our eat
ing and drinking, but in the manifesta
tions of righteousness in our lives, and
of having peace in our hearts (15:13).
This peace must be manifested toward
our fellow men (v. 19 ; Ch. 15 :18) and
being filled with "joy In the Holy
Ghost." The object of our pursuit is
to be the things which make for peace,
the things' whereby we may fill one
another up, not the exploitation of
some pet hobby, for the kingdom of
God rtoes not consist cf riding hobbles.
Infthis matter of temperance reform
we all recognize that alcohol has many
usos besides that for drinking pur
poses, and that there are various opin
ions about drinking certain forms of
it, and various ways of advancing the
temperance cause, all of which are
honestly held by many good men, but
Christian patriotism demands that ev
ery true-hearted man or woman, every
one who is loyal to his country, to hu
manity and to his God, should take
Paul's position, (1) That he will not
be a stumbling block in the way of the
weak and of the young. (2) That he
will not do 'anything to destroy his
brother for whom Christ died. (3) That
he will deny himself anything for their
sake. (1) That his attitude will b
that of love and not of selfishness.
This places temperance on n high moral
plane, but the world Is also beginning
to recognize that the temperance ques
tion is also an economic one.
It is well to have faith, but it is
also well to have the love that does
not Injure others by the exercise of
that faith. The quest'on is, "Are you
perfectly sure this thing is right?"
When in doubt as to whether any ac
tion will please God, doubt your doubts,
and avoid that act.
III. "We then that are strong" (15:
1-3). This section Is iu reality a con
tinuation of Chapter 14. Paul is con
tinuing his thought that we are not
to please ourselves, but rather to live
such lives as will edify or build up our
neighbor. Our strength is not given
to us that vt may glory or lord it
over our weaker brethren, but rather
that we' may serve them.
To please my neighbor does not mean
that "when, in Rome do as the Romans
do," but ruther to live such a life that
my action will be for the good and edl
fic.it luii of my brother, thereby plea
Vii God (GaL 1:10).
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"Spizzerinktum" Is an old name
even for a rooster, but this rooster Is
no ordinary fowl. The bird comes
from a strain of Barred Plymouth
Rocks, was hatched last May and
weighs six pounds. He Is owned by
E. E. Bennett of Hartford City, who
refuses to part with his prize-winner
at any prices. Judges at various fairs
where he has been shown, have told
the owner that he is a most promising
bird, and this is borne out by the fact
that $100 has been offered for him.
"Splzzerinktuni" Is also an educated
fowl. One of his chief delights Is rid
ing the seat of a specially constructed
wagon and holding the reins over eight
boys who act as steeds for him. He
drove this team in the centennial pa
rade at Hartford City. Indianapolis
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In Cornwall. England, there was a
case involving the ownership of an
eight-day clock. After listening to the
parties the judge said to the plaintiff:
"You get the clock."
"What do I get?" a.iked the defend
ant. "You get the eight days."
Element of Uncertainty.
"How do you think your state is go
ing next election?"
"We're going to have a walk-over,"
replied Senator Sorghum. "But I'm
not quite sure which of us is going to
get walked on."
"See, my dear, what beautiful green
dresses the trees have In summer!"
"And, ma, In winter do they puck the
beautiful green dresses In their
English colonies total 13,W-J.:i21
square miles it; area, with a popula
tion of 3S9.00.",03o.
Alabama ranks first among the
southern states as a producer of min
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Two local friends of a noted magi
cian were his guests at dinner.
"You do some wonderful things on
t he stage," one of the friends observed,
"but I uin inclined to think you are
handicapped when you are away from
"To an extent, yes," the magician
admitted, "but there are many things
I can do anywhere on a moment's no
tice." "Let us see you do something now."
"All right; take for instace this
steak, the Brussels sprouts and the sa
lad" "In a very few minutes we will cause
nil of them to entirely disappear."
"What made the man kill the goose
who laid the golden egg?"
"I can only guess at It. Maybe food
was costing so much that he got re
sentful because the bird kept handing
him old meral Instead of regular eggs."
A Lover of Truth. t
"(leorge Washington never told a
"I doubt that. But he was too truth
ful a man ever to give his personal In
dorsement to that story."
"lit l in ii copper mines are calling for
American capital for development pur
poses. North Dakota has .$(Vt .000,000 worth
of land set apart as school endow
ment. It Is easy to forget those who wrong
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