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REPLY OP GREAT BRITAIN
FAILS TO 8ATI8FY THE A
M ERIC AN GOVERNMENT.
Chief Complaint of tha United
States Government la that tiros*.
Britain Does Not Square the Prac
tice of iu Klect With Utterance
of Its Foreign OSes.
Washington. Jan. 12—Great Bn*
tain’s preliminary reply to the A
m«rlean protest ooncermng neutral
commerce, though gratifying In con
cessions it makes, has failed in many
respects to satisfy tha United States
government officials hope a complete
answer will give the specific Infor
mation requested a ad clear up uncer
tainties which are according to the
Washington government surrounds
tha commerce of neutrals.
This was revealed in high official
quarter* today although there was
ao formal comment. Whm Sir Cecil
Spring-Rice, the British ambassador,
called on Secretary Bryan to inform
him that tha British supplementary
not* would not 1st forthcoming for
several days, tha secretary told him
that tha American government wool J
not comaeanl in the interim, but
woold await the note.
Administration officials war* un
willing to discuss tha not* to any
extant. Genera, disappointment was
evident in many quarter*, however,
for while the nota conceded that
tha principles expressed by tbc
United State* wars correct, the ata
ttattca which Is cited were regarded
as aa adroit effort to evade the is
Tha general complaint of tha
United States la that Great BritUn
dees not square the practice of Ha
fleet with uttersocae of its foreign
•00* The United Stales, it is
gate ted out, has endeavored unsuc
•easfuBjr to obtain Information asj
to taonns for detections and asked
vainly for Information aa to general
reflaa governing the drtivittes of
tho British Bast in connaction wi*a
tha neutral commerce.
The Amariaaa government knows
through shipping companies and ex
porter* that . of atdpe tee
keen detained Bequests for infor
mation at London usually have haen
mat with tha statement that ahipa
wars released and efforts to obtain
explanation of each case haa been
wtthou autrcees. This waa stated
There waa gretiftcatioa over pr„m
iaas is tha last part of the note that
Great Britian now was "prepared,
whan ever a cargo coming from toe
United States la dvtsliKd. to ex
plain tha case on wh> it rich de
tention has taken pii-e.*'
Perhaps mote than any e»h<-r |i>m
Id tha British note, the dtitl <n of
atatietli^a shewing large ini .mot in
tha ooamercs of tha l<»ncc Stales
with European neutrals wat rcf.nd
ad hare aa Irrelevant and misleading.
Government officials try their in
creases are doe 'a. ,*li tr> tie- fart
that prices of American crmmsdi
tlea have risen and neutral cojmrirs
are unable to get from the belliger
ent countries contiguous *o .Hera
many ordinary necessities if life.
The British note referred o the
great Increase in Am-rnai. coppeT
exports to Italy- It was Stated
at tha Italian embassy here that
Italy baa explained to Great Britain
tha reason for this increase waa ha;
•wa Inability to import copper fn-ri
Germany or Austria. Blmtlarly
Italy now buys com nn I 'cheat from
the United States where prsvi. <s*7
There la no sympathy in official
quarters with the British argument
that tha United States had mu le
the situation more difficult by Of1~T
tng that manifests be kept sej ut
until SO days after a ship tails.
American shippers steed this to
protect trade secrete, and M it con
tended there n mare examine Ion «i
the manifest of a ship at sen Is J.-»t
aa good as publishing K be.'irs hjTti
It is regarded M eeilsl.i that the
United States will, eoouam to m
etat that ships must be taken in port
for search only whan there it prsaf
to warrant the suspicion that they
tarry contraband destined lo an
The American government stir, e
waita information ee to how xpper
and Other important exporta c .st*.-n
ad to deficit oonsigneee la neutral
seen tries wilt be treated. It Is the
general. uncertainly as to what tho
British fleet may do which It funda
mentally complained of, because ex
porters claim they can get neither
* ships er Insurance for their cargoes
bs cause at ha sards and risks in vo-v
Figures Difficult te Couflrm
Landau Jam 11—1 39 a. m.— t
Copenhagen diepabrh to the Dully
Hosts quotas tho Danish foreign
minister, Erik de Eaereuhm, an tie
S.OM POUNDS PURK KILLED IN
Ratireunlitivr I'eUx M. McKay
Make* aa Load a Kua Hog-liaising
Championship Honor* aa Me IKd
On the day before he left hia bona
near Duke to assume hi* duties in
Italaigh aa representative to the leg
islature from this county, Mr. Felhc
M. McKay hail a regular old-time
hog-killing out there where good,
davareified farming ha* made hia
farm one of the county'* modol*.
Twelve porker* were killed that day
and the lot totaled a weight of d.OQU
pounds. Three of them weighs.!
12576 pound*—an averago of (25
Theta hogs war* ralssJ in the
a took-law territory, and we venture
to say that their coat was not much
more than It would have been had
they bean allowad free rang*. Mr.
McKay la wall satisfied with reeulte,
at any rata, and knowa that hi* ex
ample can b* profitably followed by
every farmer in HarnctL When he
took up hog railing bo had i<e idea
that cotton would not prove o profi
table crop In the year just cloned;
hia idea being to produce foodstuff*
in addition to the so-called money
crops, and reiulta show that he
made no mstaks.
CIIAPKL HILL IJFTTER
Cahpel Dill, Jan. 12. -The report
of Prof N. W. Walkor, Slate inapec
tor af public high erhoola, ahowa a
steady growth In the rural public
high aehool system of North Caro
lina during the year 1214. The ex
panditure of money for new build
ings and for the remodeling and un
hoop of old buildings la one of the
tigmAcant earmarks of the eonlin
oed educational advancement of
the state. One hundred and ninety
eight achoole in the state appraise
their buildings (not including dor
mitories and apparatus) at the val
uataon of 11,066,3(4 00; 20 of th-r-0
reported dormitories owned by the
echool coeting *113,900.00.
Twenty- five rural high schools in
the State made provision for tUa
erection at new buildings during
1914. representing a financial outlay
of ffhU^oeOoe. Twolv* schools c <
pended money fo^ the remodeling,
renovating, enlarging or otherwise
improving their buildings. The sum
i thus disbursed amounted to *81,000
00. The total investment for build
mgs and equipment for the pat l
eighteen months amounted to *346,
The following are the twenty-flva
echool* that have provided for oil -
snd-out new buildings: Sylvan, A'l
mar.es county; South Mills, Csmdsi.,
Startonvn, Catawba; Warct Clavc
I land; Chadbouroe, Columbus; Vance
boro. Craven; Popular Branch, Cur
rituck; Churrhland, Davidson; Bunn,
Pranklin; Galemritle, Gate*; LiHim,
ton, Harnett; Antioch, Hoke; Kenly,
Johnston; lotla, Macon; Marlon,
McDowell; Troy, Montgomery; Red
Oak, Nash; Alliance and Oriental,
Pamlico; Lumber Bridge and Fhila
delphus, Robeson; Madison, Rock
ingham; China Grove, Rows* ;
TowneavlUa, Vance; Cary, Wake.
The schools that have voted bonds
Aulander, Bertie County; Andrews.
Cherokee county; Kdenton, Chowan
county; Manteo, Dare county; Pirn
vill* Modeberg county. The Eden
ton end Plnevllle schools sio desng
neted as farm-life schools.
school system make* provision for
now buildings In the following towns
and cities. Aberdeen, Bessemer City,
Goldsboro, Hendrson, Kinston, North
and Weynftvflle. The value of
buildings and. equipment of 4d
school* have ao appraisment of |1,
SnS.OOfi.OO. The value of eeientifb
apparatus of 14 of thane eehoole i»
rated at H.IMOO.
Only cities have separate bufldirpv
for their high schools. These are:
Raleigh, Asheville, Charlotte, Wil
mington Durham, (Irecnehnro and
increase in American exportations to
* As t* this increase,* said the
minister, “the figure* are difficult »<
confirm, as figures received from
New York do not cover the ea no
periods a* import figure* available
b*re However, at the outbreak of
the war many cargoes for Dcnma'S
were delayed, but suhaepuently w*re
brought to this country. F-sfc.
shipment* Increased owing to the
eagemose of Danish dealers to lay
la large stocks ana guard against
unforeseen even tea 11 tie*.
“Under normal condition* D#,i
anark has received considerable In,,
parts from the United Steles by u*y
ef Germany or "ihee# are
now neecbterily coming direct,
moreover, all foodstuffs and many
ether supplies which Dennn-< for
merly received from Baltic md Black
see porta ceased anti'ul y with the
war and new are using supplied
i from the Unit H States.
l»««n liii—rt and Realty Com pa
■y Cute lie First Melon
KDinir from o point where its
stock was not worth more than fifty
cents on the dollar. The Dunn Ina.it
anc* and Realty Company hat, with
in tho space of one year, reached a
state of prosperity second to no oth
er corporation In this locality, lit
a mreuiitf of the stock holders last
night it wa* decided to declare a Ji
vidend of ten per cent, to be payable
Immediately. In addition to the
(en per cent to be paid stockholders,
a largu sum it carried forward aa un
divided profit* to serre a* a turpi.-a
Officer! elected for the onauing
>rar aro: J. C. Clifford. Presided;
K. L._ Howard, vice president; B. 6.
Towniond secretary and treasurer.
These officials and Meaara J. W.
OraUKhon, G. M. Tilichman, T. V.
Dupuy, and W. R. Howard rotnpnae
The concern is on* of tho laadiuc
iralty and inauranca corporations
ht eastern Carolina, and tta wonder
ful surrea* is source of prid* to its
• any well-wishers in this city.
COMMUNITY HEALTH WORK
Hi* Model Health CoaanhiM;
Thrse New Oaea Started.
The new year finds many changes
in Urn pernornel of Um Hookworm
Commission ami the Community
Health work in North Carolina. Dr.
34. W. Steel of Kentucky, succeeds
Dr. D. C. Ahaher in community
Ore 1th work in Scotland County. Dr.
W. H. Kibler succeed* Dr. Wsen
burn as whole-time health officer of
Nash county, while D. P. W. Coving
ton r«u to Wayne county and Dr.
M. t Champion to Pitt county ti
rntarjilW fields of community hasten
work. Dr. John Codioon, who has
been field director for Hookworm
eradication in North Carolina since
September 1»1J, and vks -has re
cently been engaged is fptnmunity
health work to Sompbrm county, is
now srltb the Georgia State - Board
uf health— - — - m ■
Dr. Steele, formerly with the Ken
tucky Bute Board of Health, was
graduated from the Louisville Med.
College In 1906. He comes with an
experience gained from seven yean
of general practice and two years of
public health work. Dr. Steele will
complete the work begun by Dr. Ab
sher in Scotland county, the latter
health officer of Vance county.
Six communities in all have com
pleted the Commission's plan of
health work. These are 8alemburg
and Ingold in Sampson county; Red
Oak and ML Pleasant in Nash coun
ty; Philadelphua in Robeson county
and Hull shore in Columbus county.
With few exceptions every indlv d
us I in these communities have been
examined for hookworm disease and
•very infected person t res tad. Ev
ery home, school and church bus been
provided with sanitary closets,
white rural sanitation Imp made
marked advance* along numerous
MISS BELLA M'KAY PASSES
In the panning of Mina B«Ua Me
Lay tha community loans a woman
who had bawn closely allied with Its
rvoral progress and ita charitable
work for many years. No resident
of the town held ao warm a place in
tha affections of our people aa she;
none were more ready to extend the
helping hand to the fallen, adminis
ter to the sick and relieve the suffer
ing ef tho poor. She was a noble
woman, and aa ouch held the high
est regard of all oer people
Por many years aha had been a
sufferer, and Saturday night tha
white-winged Messenger of her
Heavenly Master fluttered ever her
earthly body sad carried her pure,
humanity-loving soul to Ita eternal
home. At that moment grief smote
tany loving hearts, but upon he.
sweet old face the calm, serene light
of everlasting peace Illuminated ev
ery crevice and wrinkle wrought by
relentless time through her long
life ef duty and aarviee to other*.
Mlaa Bella waa a member ef one
of Harnett’i oldewt and moat distin
guished families and her life waa
characteristic of that Ana old spirit
peculiar to tha ante-bellum South.
Rind, loving, considerate, the em
bodied all thoee Ane traits which
made the true southern woman. She
waa a sister to Dr. John A. McKay,
of Bulan Creek, and. eras closely re
lated to many of those men who
have done ao much for the spiritual
and material good of tha county
Funeral service waft conducted
Sunday afternoon by bar paster.
The Rev. Mr. A. R McQueen. of the
Presbyterian church, and her body
arm tenderly laid to rast In beaut!
! ftd Greenwood ho await tha resurrec
TOKICO OK COTTON.
No Longer mf Qeeetleo In the Mind
of Mr. X X Broao After His Ks
Moore Cotta News.
Yoqr otfrMpondcct hod the fol
lowing coa^srsetlon with Mr. 1. B.
Krone, e UMfig farmer of the little
river eecti^ one day this week re
siding toiporo, cotton and methodt
of farmlngnwfatcb ran best be glree
to your lehdere In colloquial style:
Mr. Iw|X You cultivated some
tobacco adt year. What do you
ihirk of It yf* money crop for the
tend hill tart ion ?
Well, 1 dm plant twelve acres, but
I was pertlh forced to do it.
How waebtAst T
Well It whs like this: I wanted to
teeee the fane I am now on. and the
owner woulhim lease it to na, un
less I woul< agree to plant at least
twelve erred*in tobacco. I had al
ways pier led-cotton as a money crop
end! fully tu0erutood raising cotton
hut never hdd planted a hill of to
bacco Hr thtr market and did not
• Rut you plant twelve scree
erjd what I mnt to know is, how
you came oubwith rt, and what you
think of it mow?
O! will, nCT was about to esy, I
went at it egjgbiet the gain. I was
cureless shout preparing my plant
beds, failed as get plants early e
nough, hut all I made at least
twice ea much thbacco to the acre
as I could habu made in cotton, and
readily sold it^t around twelve cents
average. 1 pm preparing to plant
twenty-five acres this year I am al
ready preparing my plant bode and
plenty of them. lam exporting to
make enough Ja my tobacco crop
this yoar to bgy a farm at my own.
Will you pthnt* any cotton this
no- * Ufyv ptwu uj mure cm
ion h long kg' tobacco anils aa wall
»i n. <i id this year. ,
. How abort brtUmg bans U that
not a very eapenmv* job ?
O, wall. 1 shall net. just a
tittle effort cold-atnd wat days whan
yon aan't do aArtilng-gisa will baiid
year bans alrtit
.Pill toha * culture requjr^_a
^WrtlTyrti^lt Vaasdisaiy «srJ' one
ao know something abort caring, bat
to know aomathing about caring, but
did not hira for the curing bat 01
barn last yaar’and we did vary walk
What do you think of this fallow.
W. J. Stephenson, running over tha
county, writing 1 attars, and offering
to help the farmer* to raise tobacco?
Don't you think ha has got an as
to grind somcffliaia In there?
You bat ha has. bat if tha farmer*
will read his latter*, and profit by
ho bit advise, he will (at
hi* tir ground all right; and ovary
farmer will have a good new stone
to grind it oa. 1 foal sore that if
1 had had tha help last year that he
la giving the farmer* thia year I
would hve made twenty-five to fifty
dollars more per acre than I did
"It there anything in the kind of
aaad one ought to sow?"
Wall, 1 ■ bo old aay there wan.
"But thia fellow Stephenson has
net bean gslttog around vary Both
of late, and I woald think now la the
main time to ret tha farmer* start
No the weather il ao bad no one
could gat out, but ha has boon sand
ing hie latter* to every one that asks
for one. But wa must not wait for
him in person now. One of his let
ters i* *n we need, far a start. You
bat he is no dead man, you will aae
hi tracks all over those roads whan
the weather dears ap."
■‘Well, I declare I Oar convent*
uon has baan interesting to me. I
shall watch your work with much in
terest this year and hop* to so* you
toe you again soon."
MRS. KATE ELLIOT DAVIS
The funeral ef Mrs. Kate Elliot
Darts of Linden, whose death oecur
ed Monday night, took place at the
Bardie Presbyterian church at Lin
den yesterday morning at 11 o’clock
and was conducted by the pester ef
the eharch. Esc. J. K. Hall. There
was • large congregation ef the
friends end acquaintances ef the
deceased. The hartal was la the
Mrs. Deris’ death followed a Hager
Ing illness sad for the last fro
weeks aha has been critically ill. She
was the widow ef the lata J. M. Da
rts, of Harnott county sad la ear
need by four •tap-children, these be
ing Robert Darla, Misses Etta and
Bertie Deris and James Daria all of
Unden. She alee lee res two broth
ers and two sinters—John E. end
George B. Elliot, of Harnett county;
Mrs. W. L Williams, ef OandierUnd
county, end Mrs. Franklin McNeill,
of Raleigh A brother, Mr. Henry
Bliot, died la' Fieri do eh eat two
years age and stater, Mrs. A. F.
Petersen, died In Leurtnburg about
a year ego.—Today’s News and Ob
JOSEPH BALDWIN OH
WHITEVIIXB 18 DEAD
H« Bake ted la Coe fedora la Amy at
HHIabsrs at Eighteen Yearn at
Ala sad Served With Diatlertlee.
Whitevilla, Jen. 8.—Joseph A.
Baldwin, ona at the meal highly es
teemed l it Uses at Columbus rounty,
d*ed at hia home here today. Hia
death resulted from a stroke ef par
alysis received several years ago.
Mr. Baldwin waa in hia 72nd year,
Having been bore on October tl,
At the age of eighteen years he
enlisted in the Confederate army en
uring Co. U. 18th North Carolina
regiment at HU labor o where ha waa
Ms was wounded at Frasiers farm
and returned to Wilmington whore
be was mode second lieutenant at
Bala's tigers, afterwards being made
captain of this company. In 1876
be wa* married to Miaa Sal lie J.
Smith of this county.
Surviving besides his wife, are
two si iters, Mrs. Bruce Will Mat at
Burgaw. and Mrs Isaac Jackses, of
Whltevilit, four eons, J. A. Baldwin,
Jr, ef Chadboom, Bogus F. Baldwin
and Arthur W. Baldwin, uf White
'll*. and W. E. Baldwin, at Dunn,
two daughters. Misses Margaret and
(The foregoing was dipped from
a recent issue of the News sad Ob
server. The drrenaeil was father at
our popular young townsman, W. *.
Baldwin, teller in the First NsSoeal
Bank and his great host of friodns In
Dana nod throughout this s<cttna
are grieved by this sad event which
brings sorrow to eo many he irta. Tu
him, to his mother, brothers avl sis
tern the Dispatch extends that sym
petby which has its source to the
strong friendship we have for him,
and at this Oms when the a'-adow
weighs so heavily upon hie h-er*.
wn paint to the Croat Camfvtar
whose overwhelming love wkholds
the halm ef coaafort frees nee, who
oak M HM name.—Editor I
DON7 LCTjprrON ROT
Ilrtanihig from Galveston a few
dan. age the wrtver noticed mol
AwWirtwd «imi ni li
groood sxpoaad to tha weather, aad
from tha looks at the beggmg the
■am# had bon out far three of four
■ootha. Thl# waa at a cotton yard
at Twrrim, Teams. . la the aunt yard
waa a larga mate!-covered ahad that
waa only about half filled with cet
Thla ia not only inaxceaable car*
«inaaa. It la criminal carelessness.
I'M! cotton will roach the arfcat
“•»» time between thie and Aogoat
lat, next aed when It does no there
« from tan ta ISO pound* ooun
try damage to each bale taken oil
The man who ewoa the cotton arill
ewear by all that la holy that tku
buyer la awindllng him. Soma of th..
big cotter men in Houston aad Cal
▼aatoo will not reeote* cotton dam
aged In any very considerable
amoonu unlesr the owner la there
to aaa it picked aad weighed. Last
year ao much rotten cotton reached
Houston that one firm, Mamsrs.
Cohlman, LosUr £ Co., advised ue
that they repeatedly paid tha expen
se of man to Houeten and while
there to sea thia cotton pic lead, dasv
ed and rowaighad—of course th'.
waa only In case* where eeveral bur
dred bales were at stake and n
smaller accounts they aleraya ashed
the oemer to appoint soma distal*.'*
sstad man to inspect the cotton.
No beyer o rfactory wants damaged
cotton. It ia tha source of a great
deal of unpleasant contention aad >a
never profitable to the buyer.
The danger at damage to eottm
demonstrated end such heavy loneen
beee accrued to the owners of ri
cotton that wa are amazed the* re
woe* S»d business common ten J'
does not teach thorn better. Or. ate
sra to understand that this cettvn U
•till left out with ha expectUen cl
eellia* acme cotton soaked with wa
ter to aotae one? Wa hops our
country prodoc as man of Weber luo
or than this.
As a result of the recent rainr
spall of weather there will sorely ho
band red* of thousands of balsa it*
dam*rad cotton. The buyer* aad
the factorle* are already on tid patter
this with dread.
Why rant our farmers learn *ne*fh
to taka cars of the product of tie
reran of Bine months a ftheir taker,
and at least taka as rood card aI a
**» to ITS hale of cotton aa they da
a Ik bale of bay.—Colnmbii Stela.
Unclaimed Letter* Besratelac hr lh>
)’deleter* at Dms, Wash Bad.
bit Jsnaary I. ISIS.
1. Baffol, Mr.
’ L Daalel. C. i.
• I. Dean. Guthrie
t Poio.«. '• "nrnjp>
I I. Jsnor, C. B.
I. Seers. Jess
T. Blue Miss Christine
HBBOIC OKU DIES
Jamaa Hsrsagakrs Law Ufe Ta
Jeawa Maraagnloo. a Orach res
taurant manager, ia daad aad tha
Bijaa, thia dtr*a larva aad handsaw
awriav picture theatre, is a amoul
derta* mau of water-soaked ruin*
aa a raauit of a Arm which threaten
ed to sweep the entire business die
trirt just before midnight Monday.
The Bijou is aa amuaaaiant ball
with orchestra, balcony, and a third
door which aarrad as rooming quar
tan far tha Greek, who conduct tko
Duno Cafe. Whan the fire rtartad
two helper* of Mhranyalas ware
aalaap ia tha balidtoc. while ha was
on doty ia the restaurant two door,
away. Ha raahad into tha burning
build**. vropod through the smoke
and Samoa, reached their beds aad
•ant them to safety; hat, exhaasted
fnn the effort to reach them, ha waa
not able to follow. In the excite
moat thooa ho had laved from death
did not notion hie condition and It
was net known that bo waa ta the
baOdiav until tha Mrs had beea ex
tinguished. When discovered he
*aa uaconacioua and eariy this nun
ia* ha died in a local hospital.
Through the fire the estimated
loss is about 9tM» to the Bijou
managonioot and to F. T. Maaeangill.
owner of tha tmlidi^.
Thu Wmw'i Auxiliary of th*
Method! rt efcureh here Held Hu Ant
BMtinc for 1918 at A:90 o'clock
Monday, January Utfc In tha Wca
ky Pkllatfcaa room, la rplta of the
inclement waiihar, twenty-fire ei'
tfca members assembled ta witness
the installation <jf the newly-alerted
aAcar* and make their pledgee for
tha ye«r. TV taxpraaehr* aea-rica
(prepared by tha Woman's Mlaatoa.
ary Caaaeil af the M. E. Church
Betrth) wax meat agaetlraly eucAuct
•4 by tv baler ad paator. Mr. Shore,
hha. *tT hM^Mk^^d _T?"! **
■amt hear fnrtt M haMar^aantw!
«u hag* af *tfcT A^dtta^'tLttedl
«Wdeah-MUa Van Hecrtag.
l«t Vke Tlidtol Mra. P. S.
And Vke Praaideat—Mra Eatalt*
Record!** Sacaatary—Mra P. A.
ConaepoaiiHng Beeratary and Sup
erintendent of Stewardship—Mra J
Treasurer— Mra. A. L. Newberry
Superintendent of Mission Study
and Publicity—Mra T -L. II. Young.
Superintendent of 8oeial Serrlec
—Mr*. Kay OrojnarUe
Tk* Auxiliary baa raised during
th* past year *-471.41. Tha Bright
Jewels, under th* laadarshlp of Mra
Moor*, report *6S«.1«.
Each month, beside tha regular
“ Business Maatkif" there ia a “8
eial" on Monday after th* 4th Sun
day. Th* next, on January 2*r>l.
Mra K. F. Young will entertain, al
LONG BRANCH NEWS
Oar slogan for 19H U “Keep on
In • recant mooting of tha Jarvu
Betterment Club the report of motto
rommittea; " Through DiArultio*
Wa Rian," araa unanimously accepted
ae the motto for the dub.
Thaddsua H. Pope, Jea. H. Jornl
gen. Kunro* M. Tart, Ernaat B
Heart ay and Carlo* A. Luca* an* the
bays of ooraehool who have enrolled
in the work of tha State Boy*' Cora
aob. TheoeBoy* are tntereatod in
Tha ecbooi aa a whole wishes to
nrgo the University Alumni of‘Har
nett comity to ask th* University
Drama tie Chib to visit Dona this aaa
son. Wo knew that tha boys have
an excellent play and we are eas
ier** W has* aa opportunity to ear
them <m the stage.
There It come bitter in ell ewoetr,
bat the Mttcr it often very letignifl
rent With reference to ear school
attendance it la earyriaing to knew
that from a caaaaa *f 101 pepila tb*
enrollment in ear school is M and
th* enrollsoant of pupil* from this
aehaal diets let who arc
a schools elsewhere la t. You re<
ihat from a possible 101 there 10i
enrolled. It I* also surprising to
knew that the total number of ab
eeneaa far week ending Friday, Jno
tary 0, was sight. Almost saury
■loud has a silver lining.
MILITIA TO BB INSPECTED
Tha Dunn company rf th* Nerth
rarellaa Guard will b* inspaatad In
1 Ha armary next Tooaday. th* ittk.
It I* th* desire of Ceptaia Hkm* that
ovary msmksr at tha company to
OLKAS* MAKES RS
UMmm Wlleea, Mm ‘Ctlgt
u* UMgmn Kna SU MS
Columbia. 8. C, /aa. 12—Connor
Blaaae delivered kis farewell moa
***« ta th« South Caretiaa »-gf-rfr
tars today whoa it noavaeii at
tmoe. BtwOlU so nr so to J Jan. 1*
by Richard 1. Manning aad than and
rcUra ta private Ufa.
sn appeal for a MM*
Uana for institutions far high.r laaia
>r« in this auto, boUah
tooat of ail free
Urgiag tha f agialatara to mafca
provhion for ImiaignUaii. the flaw
oor dociatad he did “mat agio# with
tho policy that awn akaadi be highly
educated in order ta be iamigraau.
Wo want a lahorfatg crtlaaauk.p.'*
0—Maatag *• what ka rtsarrited
as the encroachment by the ladscal
racrnn.»( opota Suva's righto,
‘'more of which,” ha a Martel, ted
bean “atniaa" sinaa Jam. L lbM, he
added “can it bo peaaiMa that aadar
the lead of a nan —eaBsd
a BoatJ*«roar, the OtaocnU party
is hacou* the party that i* ‘stealing
the powers from the State*,’ aad gH
ing it to the Federal government aad
that (he Republican party, aadar St
Mad of a Hngha* or a Whitman, ia ta
bacom* the Guta's rights party aad
atop this 'ateaUag to pa a at T***
in closing te daciarad:
■n have bowed my tea* t# na man
or a*t to awn; If I croatad a torar
•blc i.v.proaaioe, all wall aad good; tf
did net, I and I aioaa aoi raapaanL
bU. My life's work, a* tor as my
parson*] interest la esaesmed. tea
BARNES-PARKBR PAM HiV H.
Ureat to oar people.
Mr*. Berne* I* on* ad the dty*o
moat botorad elderly ladt*o and ha*
m«i Dobji spring fro* a**JM te
it* present importance. 8ha baa
l«en twice widowed, her Brat bae
bend bung a Parker, the lest •
Herne*—the father ed Mr. J. D. mtl
Mis* Sene Berne*, Mr*. llanaftal
Godwin. Mr*. A. R. Wilton, aad Mia.
A. D. Newberry jot this city. Khe baa
thirteen children and Ml wrrnpt Mr.
J. r>. rerhsr, of Lone, g. C, Mr. C. .
H. Banos. JaekeonefUe; sad Mia. M,
Marsh born, of Wendall, wars pi ee
eat to pay their reepeeta to tbs good
mother who has endowed thorn with
thoee fine traits which haw* ataad
them in such good at sod during the
1 utile* of Ufa.
Those present upon this occasion
were: lln. end Mr*. D. Bute*
Parker and their child ran, riant*
end Junes, of Laoral HOI, Mr. aad
Mr*. C. C. Fordham and *oa, Wood
row, of Greensboro, Mr. and Mia. I*
F. Pearsall and ehOdran. Han 7 aad
Louise and To*, of Rooky Monet,
Mm J. A. McCotter, ad Vardcaaar,
Kloiee. Hannibal. Hugh and Rahart
Kerri**; Mrs. A. R. Wilson, Mm A.
’>. Newberry , Mr. J. D. aad Mias
dr. and Mrs. H. X* Godwin ami • h^
dr*n. Roby. Mattie Beil. Mrrjaeto,
TUB Zl'MMMXR CLUB
Ulu Mata Harper AtHthtfoliy aa
tanalaad the Tatanmtaa deb at har
home oa Wlaoa atraat laat Thai tap
tv satiny from ( to 11. Tie ha*e
waa beautifully detemtad with My,
mistletoe at *
thro ef the
After the usual
•rare played with math i
MIm Nannie Tbotupuew proved hsr
Mlf to faa the lucky erne aad niilnd
•i a reward a hettla ot "Mary Oar
tihtM Emily T»«>C aad Ha IW
. son eddad nmeh m jay ant ta tha
craning with hath vocal aad iastre
’ratal aalociloas. Alter which de
licious rafraaha>mu war* served by
How who enjoyed Mias llaryarh
hospitality were: Mrs. Band Tsoy
r HI ana Hasten, Gildirdltsa. Me
>w thorn, Chayman, Vista MiMad,
wily Trent, Nannie Thompaos, Ha
Praraoe, Martarot MtQai*. Matte
Hoaely Pearsall and Mery --
l ■ " ■ *
* Mr. Mack Denote* * Norfolk,
l wna hern ted
I tr, aad wa
• that this eon at