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HAPPENING OF INTEREST IN
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF
Resolution Introduced for Appoint
ment of Suffrage Committee to be
Made to Speaker.
Raleigh, Jan., 18 Careful study of
the needs for increases in salary for
various state officers and the results
embodied in onelbill is contemplated
in a resolution introduced in the Sen
Site by Senator Brock.
The senate adopted the resolution
authorizing the appointment of a
state memorial commission and pass
ed several local bills."
(A number of bills were received
from the House and -went to commit
tee. Tne joim resolution inviting
President Wilson to visit North Caro
lina went through formally, with the
approval of the committee on appro
priations. The House.
The House met at ten o'clock and
remained in . session less than thirty
minutes. Barely a' quorum of mem
bers was present and several others
obtained leave of absence until Tues
day morning. , ,
Representative Pharr's bill to enable
counties and cities to establish homes
for fallen women was reported favor- ?
ably. It is tne same measure that'
passed last time but, when the law
was printed, a typographical error re
duced the amount of appropriation by
counties and cities" to $1,500, when1 the
hill intended to provide for a $15,000
appropriation by each. v
Jan. 20. The senate convened at
5:30 o'clock with President Gardner
in the chair.
A joint resolution that came from
the house was passed providing that
"when the general assembly adjourned
for the day it be in honor of Gen.
Robert E. Lee and also providing that
the Daughters of the Confederacy
shall have the use of Representatives
hall for" a Lee's birthday celebratVm.
The senate received the report of
the special tax commission provided
for by the last general assembly and
appointed by Governor. Bickett to
suggest changes in the. taxing system
New hills introduced in the senate:
Humphrey Provide for the state
board of revaluation to discover and
revalue all personal property in the
state and put such property on the J
Scales Resolution for the senate
to appoint a committee of five to con
sider all suffrage bills.
' The senate adjourned to noon Tues
day. , ' " ....
The house was convened at 2:30
o'clock. Representative ' Doughton
"presiding. : ,
A joint resolution to adjourn in
honor of Lee's birthday was .passed
and sent at once to the senate.;
New bills were 'introduced as fol
Darden of Halifax Fix ihe compen-
fiation of members of the board of
tgncuuure. by Bryant, of Durham, that death sen-
Dawson Amend the law as to trials tence doea not apply to cases of ar
of titles to lands. ' son or burglary, this leaving the death
Ray, of Macon Authorize govern- sentence for first degrAe murder and
mg bodiesof towns to become mem-' criminai assault. Opponent sof . cap-
ters of memorial associations.
The house adjourned to 11 o'clock
Both houses adjourned in honor of
Lee's birthday and the lawmakers
joined in a Daughters of the Confed
eracy celebration of- the day with
Lieutenant Governor Gardner as the
special speaker. . '
Jan. 12. The Senate was in ses
sion for nearly two hours and a num
ber of bills were Introduced including
Senator Cooper's measure providing
for a state system of cotton ware
bouses and Senator Stevensons' dog
statute. ; '
Senator Davepport introduced in
Senate the same bill that came up
in the House several days ago provid
ing for the erection of a new building
U. S. Marshall Appointed.
Washington (Special). Senator
Simmons recommended to the depart
ment of justice the name of George
H. Bellamy, of Wilmington, as mar
shal for the' eastern district of North
Carolina to succeed the late W. -L.
ftortch, of Goldsboro. Senator Lee S.
Overman concurs in the recommenda
tion. The job pays $4,000 a year. The
"Duke of Brunswick" is a former
member of the State Senatehas serv
ed for several terms in the General
A ssembly of North Carolina, and has
long been a valiant worker. -
Wounded Casuals Arrive.
Camp Greene. A contingent of 20
convalescents casuals 'from,' overseas
army hospitals, three of whom are
North Carolinians; arrived at the base
hospital at Campl Greene and will, be
discharged when the Individual's phy
sical condition permits. During the
Past 30 days about .200 convalescent
soldiers have arrived, at 'the base hos
pital. The latest arrivals represent
the States of North Carolina, South
Carolina, Georgia, Mississippi,
ana, Tennessee, Alabama.
for- the State-Department of Agricul
ture hot; to post more than a quarter
of a million" .dollars.. '
When .Representative Wilson's bill
providing drastic penalties for the vio
lation of the prohibition law in Burke
county came up for its second reading,
Senator Haymore asked for an expla
nation of I its purpose, declaring that
"it is so drastic that It should be in:
some' foreign v country under s a mo-'
narchial form of government. T -
Senator Wakefield, who had object
ed; to 'immediate passage explained'
that after talking with Representative
Wilson, who had assured him that it
was desired by a majority of the best
people of that county, he would; with-;
draw his objection. The difficulty of
enforcing the prohibition law in the
vicinity of, South Mountain was point
ed out by the Senator and he asked
that the bill be passed. -The
' Twenty-three representatives "and
four Senators, constituting a joint
committee on Propositions and Griev
ances, decided to report unfavorably
the Maguire bill introduced to reduce
the commissions of tobacco ware
housemen. The morning session of the House
was short and exceedingly orderly.
Speaker Brummitt went to Chapel Hill
to attend the funeral of Dean Marvin
H. Stacy and Representative Grier
wielded the gavel and wield it he
did. Petty measures that didn't ar
pear to him worthy of out-of-order
procedure were sent back to mem
bers and they were requested to bring
them forward again in due course.
; Representative Everett introduced a
resolution asking for a suffrage com
mittee to be appointed by the speaker.
The body he wants created would pass
upon the suffrage legislation, taking,
it out of the hands of the Constitu
tional Amendments or Judiciary com
Representative Cameron introduced
a bill in the House to validate the
Clark road act oassed at the 1917 sea-
sion and eliminate the objectionable
features. This law, if the Cameron
bill passes, can be used by the coun
ties to raise their proportion of funds
for road building and maintenance
( under a bill that will likely be intro
dticed soon and will permit the coun
ties the use of the state's credit.
A bill passed allowing jurors in
capital cases $1.50 per day without
mileage where not accepted for ser
vice and $2 . per day and mileage
when they serve. '
Jan. 23 President Gardner con
vened the senate at : 11 o'clock. The
prayer was by Rev. Mr. Barber, rector
of Christ church.
The Connor bill passed providing
changes in service of summons amend
ing section 439 of the revisal. A fea
ture is that officers be required to
leave copies of the : summons instead
of merely reading the summons and
that the complaint be filed before the
summons is issued. , - .
Included among bills ratified were:
Invite President Wilson to visit the
state; appoint North Carolina memo-.
rial building commission for erection
of a memorial building to those who
sacrificed their lives in the world war;
Burke county bone-dry law.
Bills passed as follows :
Allow county commissioners $3 a
Increase the pay of the assistant
Amend the prohibition law so that
first offenses of distilling be a mis
demeanor and the second a felony.
The Saunders bill for substituting
life imprisonment" for the death sen
tence in capital punishment, came up
as a special order and after lengthy
discussion, passed with amendment.
ital punishment characterized it as a
relic 6f barbarism and patterned after
the Mosaic law which, they insisted,
had been superseded by: the Christian
principle of forgiveness.
Representative Ray, of Macon,
raised notable objection to the bill as
being calculated to greatly increase
lynchings. He believed that it would
become impossible for sheriffs and
others to dissuade, in any way, mobs
from efforts to lynch with all proba
bility of the death sentence being exe
cuted removed by ..such a bill. ... He
warned the lawmakers that the re
sponsibility for such results through
the state would rest with them. Pub
lic sentiment he considered to be in
no mood to undertake a reform such
as contemplated in the bill.
Appointed Machinery Expert.
E. R. Rainey, county agent in Ber
tie county during the past two years,
has been secured as farm machinery
specialist of the agricultural - exten-.
sion service. Mr.' Rainey has had con
siderable experience in this line of
work, being a graduate in agriculture
of the Mississippi A. and M. College,
and taking post-graduate work in
farm engineering . for an additional
year. After this, he was added to
the Mississippi extension force, de
voting e greater , part of his time to
advising about silo construction.
Woman Suffrage. Bill.
The bill to give the women of the
state the right to vote in the legalized
primaries of the state under the state
wide primary law, as agreed upon by
the conference of North Carolina suf
fragist leaders here two weeks ago
went to the senate. . It provides for
an amendment to chapter . 101, laws of
1915, to confer this voting privilege
in selecting . party nominees on the
women. The suffragists agreed at the
rMMit conference that this .was all
' that would.be asked of this lejrfsla
iture. , i
INFLUENZA BAD 111
POSTPONEMENT , OF COURT "
MADE NECESSARY BY RAPID
, ' ' SPREAD OF DISEASE. ' .
FEW DEATHS BUT MANY SICK
In Several House Every Member of
the Family Has Been 'Stricken;
Qnly Two Cases at College.
Louisburg. There has been no
court in Franklin county this week
o naccount of the influenza epidemic
wnicn.is rapidly spreading again au
over the county. All schools have been
closed for an indefinite period. At no
time since the disease first appeared
has there been as many cases in Lou
isburg, and while there have been
comparatively few deaths in the town,
many are very ill, and in several
homes every member - of the family
has been stricken. At Louis-burg Col
lege only two cases have developed.
Six Bison for National Park.
Asheville. Escorted by Martin S
Garretson, of the American Bison so
ciety, six bison, the gXtt of Austin Cor
bin to western North Carolina, arriv
ed and were turned loose in the Pis
gah National' park. The bison are
from the famous herd in the Blu
Mountains of New . Hampshire. AM
the buffaloes are unusually ylarge, flnfl
specimens, and are expected to b
quite an addition to the attractions
of the park. There ie already a herd
. of elk at large in the park, and the
idea is to stock it once more with
big game. This country was once a
favorite stamping ground for buffaloes
and elk, it is explained, and with
proper care, may again attain this dis
1 Another Plan of Government.
Greensboro. The chamber of com
merce committee to work for the
managerial plan of government foi
Greensboro has been increased to 100
members, and the first meeting of the
enlarged committee has been held
Within the next day or two it is ex
pected that the1 petition signed by 25
per cent of the qualified voters of the
city will be with the board of eleo.
tions, and it will be the duty of that
board within five days of receipt ol
that petition to order an election in
the. city forthe' voters to determine
whether or not they will retain the
nrosonf .nmrnisflinn tnrm nt MVfirn.
ment or adopt the council-manager
plan. The latter method is unani-.
mously recommended by the cham-
ber of commerce committee.
Sentiment has not. developed yet
upon the question sufficiently for one
to make any intelligent prediction as
to the outcome. The attitude of the
citizens generally seems to be that the
new plan is better, but at the same
time citizens are open-minded and are
willing to be convinced.
Again Serious at Hamlet.
Hamlet. The influenza situatian
in Hamlet. There are many sick.
There have been a number of deaths.
among them Miss Mary Louise Cul
breth, one of the faculty of the grad
ed schools. Her death occurred on
Monday morning at the Hamlet hos
pital, and has cast a gloom over the
entire town. She has been teaching
in the Hamlet schools two years, and
made her home while in Hara't with
Mr. and Mrs. M. W. Nash. . She came
to Hamlet from Park ton. ,
Raleigh. Certificates of incorpora
tion were filed in the office ot th3
secretary of state for the following
concerns to do business in North Car
Spencer Lumber Company , of Gas
tonia, with $300,000 authorized capital
and $80,000 subscribed.
Kincaid Swain Furniture Comnany,
of Asheville. with $25 000 authorized
capital and $6,000 subscribed.
Charters of the' Linn Mills Co., of
Landis was amended to increase the;
capital stock to $?BO.00O with privi
lege of going to $500,000.
Young on Trail.
Asheville. Following the
f j llv
of regular army men to round vn
Geo. Crawley, army desrtr and al
leged murderer, S. Glenn Youtip1, fa
mous for his ability to track down dp
serters, has been ordppd to t"ke the
trail of Crwlev and his two rnm-
j 'i -, ...
SteWart, who are sv-xosed to "H id-
ing in the mountains near Mumhv.
Mr. .Younar, who has roun nr f0
t deserters here recently, will tk
trail of the Georgia outlaws in hi3
own way.' " ' " '
v Female Fire Brigade.. '
Boone.- Tpre wss a nar fire at
the Appalachian TriTing ; school in
the old Academy buildinev - Bv some
means a spark got' to the- roof pnd
when discovered a blaze hd starfod
in the garret. FortnTtel- the vounp
ladies wre at, thir, domestic sci'
"lass, and when;: informed of -th
they all came . with various vessel s of ;
water, and the . few bovs wo wr
yailflhle did their part wll. p-nA tvrr
,v the' aid of the heroie girls the fir;
was extinguished before arty , serious
iamaee-wsL Aoj. .
BRONZE TABLET , FOB BATH
Oldest" Town in : State - to Commemo
rati Its History by Erection of '
Tablet of K Enduring Bronze. .
1 Raleigh.The fbronze tablet to be
erected at : BathF.ttie oldest town in
North Carolina Jfto ' oonflnemorate" its
Wetorjr. for figure ? genera&ons,' has
been received In Rafleh. before ship
rnxmt to Bath. Itps now on exhibition
In one of the windows of Mahler Son.
It is being erected by the North Car
olina Historical -,. Commission and
board of cominisstfoners of Beaufort
county. . j I'.,, " J ;
A 'brief Ms' ory; of this ancient town
ie emblazoned toiarg letters on the
tabtet. It is as follows:
"Bath, orfgmtallyi the Indian town of
fRamprtdcough. was - settled by white
men , about i 1690 land Incorporated in
1705. It w the oldest town in North
Oareftina. its first'' commftssloji'ers were
John Laweon, Joe Martin and Simon
Alderson. Here f was founded in 1700
thft ftrst .nnhn. ihmnr n th orVJnv.
St. Thomas' church, built in 1734, is
the oldest chnrdb 'in the State. . The
G-en-eraJ AssemblV met In Bath In 1774
wwl 1 7F2 " f .
Tobacco Market to Close.
Ktinston.-p-The tobacco market here
wi51 be closed for the season February
14. The season's totals of pound's will
puss the 24,000,000 mark, and the mon
etary value "will be around $10,000,000,
a sum several ' times as large as that
for any pre-wariieaeon. The local
market was congested . at times dun
img the first monjLhs of the season, and
restrictions were, imposed by the board
of trade. 'y '
Attacked; by Pet Hog.
AsftieviiMe.-Attiacked by a pet hog,
;one hand i chewed off and the oth er
lacerated and finally dragged into the
yard by the hog, was the fate of an
inf ant . child of IVIr. and Mrs. Will i
Brrdigeimian, living! between Tryon and '
Landrum. laecordang to- a special dlis
. patch received here
The mother had
left tlhe clhi'H inf' the h'oms-e and hear-
irvg it saneam, inisfoed back, only to
find tt ryira? in th yard where It bad
been dragged by the hog.
Popular iii Mecklenburg.
CttnarKotte. Thk sixth block . of, the
Mecklenburg 'po-operative Jersey
Breeders' A-ssociiiafion was ; organized
bv Countv :Dfmonstratdon Asrent Chas.
E.. MIBer at Mfth-ws, a fuM member-
ehrtp bed-ng taki by the formers of
tih.at towneMp. h
"That interest Is keen in the forma-
tkxn of the asKftiatfon in th county."
F?d Mr. Minejj "is proven by the
fact that, wben ll went to Paw Creek
for fhfi iiirtwvfc'of taklrw ' orders tr
ntrate. the fanners of n that place re-
queued that a tersy Mock be organ-
izM there! and -before nSght I had
emowrii memibarl dn Paw Creek to add
another block t the organization."
Traveling Bar Rooms. .
SaRisbury. A',1 travefling bar room
struck town and was. evidently pre
paiHfr to do .jgood business when
fedieral off icers kere put next and soon
fvid the . stock .'.Hi tirade locked up in
ttie fedpirai tnitliinrg. One C. W. Job
swn. of- BaftSmiosra. who wais caught
wih tlhe igo-d- lwa.s bound over to
;m,rtbyU S mfcyRay airf
bVm sr unable tffive bond, is befog
y, 4n jadl. ."ifobson and two com
rrrt airriredifon the through train
vrx tfrig northfwlth eit suit cases.
T-r f the saiitewes, whl'rth were resg-vt-
t?7? wpns&j handled by. a hotel
rtYr. bi. htrift. which were fitted
trh vxm.mttnTitt, eah of which
lloM fl "w f yWkey. wre lhan,dled
iW vtvQ.iin.? i men ieron'aitly. In
tfrti '.rit.i irrin the officeris found
rv-rn'vK like 30 quarts. -
Plan to i Meet the 30th.
Lemfiir.--A iiiimfber of -Oaldwedl
ernntv mn ar:'plainning to go to
nNariei'rrtn, S .as a recepFon com
Wtitep fm ttifsl county to meet the
30th division; "hen it arrives. Bat-t-y-v
113th eM ArtiUIery, of that
Vl'vf-fi'on. I-s nrairle un almost '.whoilily
o O?," cmi&t-y boys. The battery
r-Vied . 4t ea.rly in the sum-
wnr rtf 1917-flinttriais,n-pd at- Oam-n Se-
-Hv Tb batftfry ma;de an eoviibfle
- wwi when iilie Amenticaws mado
''"i- fi driv.; ln the St. Mihdel sa
Citizens to Co-Operate.
p-lioV"-, JTp Powfln county
Jxv'lr r-f "oitVdeidpd not to issue a
clo?ir,- P'rhr oi !Toimt of the influ-
A-.-o citnntion.ETntpfld of cloinj? up
1 ! 1 -iL if - XI
te bnord. it innderstood, will issue
un PPrnpst poI to physicihs andt
4,xn.r-'o i.u '-.ic iil jiic ivuiii nnv-
c fh-rirrt house au&rantme
wvjck nmitlpd to have been a 'fail-
urp fr ?rk of co-ooeration. The
board's meetingi was secret and it was
decided to issle an off icicl commu
Cotton May Go Lower.
Wilmington.rW. H. Sprunt, of
Alexander Sprint & Son, cotton ex
porters, does . n,t look for, high, prices
in cotton duriigi this seasonand. in,
fact wouldn't Unsurprised, to iSe low
er prices thaniow obtain, though he
does not belieife J.hey,;will gp f below
20 cents. . Boh domestci manufac
turers and foreign demand' are slug
gish. War conditions still obtain in
Europe and wile the ? world is ter
ribly 'short J Mr! Sprunt foreseei small
ictivity .In" oyej tseas shipment until
fter peace It declared. '- '
Of Chantillv Lace
and Black Satin
No matter what gay colors may ex
press the. jubilant mood of women who
afe once more indulging themselves in
dinner and evening gowns, black satin
remains the most certain of admira-
tion. Its distinction and its becoming
nessvare so well recognized that the
gown of black satin is a matter of
course in the smart woman's ward
robe; she would not consider herself
outfitted without one or two of them.
It is the most versatile of fabrics.
Given rich black satin and fine chan
tilly lace, the best of designer will be-
Bin at once to dream dreams which no
color could inspire. . .
Lucille has just recently turned out
enchanting dinner dress which is
Pictured here.,. It. is an after-thewar
inspiration, with a hint of the "subma-
- ' rtQB Silhouette for Which We Shall
have to find another name since no
one wishes to think of submarines
now- 11 wiiens at the hips and nar-
rows at the ankles Ip. the graceful way
Mothers who are In quest of some-
tm(nS new in cioines ior ;wie mue
' rh!in nf three or four vears .mizht con-
" t .
sider the two littic Oliver Twist , suits
j pictured on the engaging little fellow
above. The suit at the left! Is In blue
charahray with waist of w;hite lawn,
and whether it Is Intended to make
the little boy look girlish or to make
a little girl look boyish, is ?a question
that only, Jts designer can settle.
The square" cutout In the' front of
the little garment , reveals &' lawn
blouse having .collar and cuffs - edged
with., a knife-plaited , rufffe. "These
frills, and the little French knots, and
ornamental stitches at thej neck open
ing,-are rather unusual on boy's" togs.
But there are shallow.. slit pockets at
each side. vrspt at a boyish - angle.
Clothes - so Indefinite Iri character
might , be -1 conveniently Interchangeable-
In a -large family. '.1
j The suit at the right has a decided
ly masculine air and leaves no doubt
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dear to the heart of Lucille when she
puts her mind upon picturesque gowns.
There is a . plain underbodice i ot
American' Beauty satin, a mere wide
band, which appears to be wrapped
about the bust Nothing could clfng
closer to the shoulders and arms than
the lace of the - bodice, with long
sleeves which end In deep flaring cuffs
of satin.'; These ml ts and cuffs on lace
sleeves are a feature of the new
styles and Jeweled hands play hide
and seek In them In a very fascinating
way. The bodice has a round neck fin
ished In the simplest way with a' bind
ing of satin. - : -;
The long pointed tunic and the very'
wide girdle of satin are marvels of
genius of the designer- ig.rwritten in
them nnd" in the i&cns of the tunic
with American Beauty satin, the
tracery of heavy silk floss, cleverly
outlining the pattern: In the lace, which
make of this a joypus and beautiful
in the mind as to the intention of its
designer.' It has - .trousers of light
green linen with, small pearl buttons
set on the outside seam at. the bottom
of each leg just like a big boy. These
trousers button to a white waist with
large pean outtons, calculated to nil
the heart of any little chap yvh Joy
If their gorgeousness Is pointed out
to hlml ' . ' , ,
- .The collar of the blouse Is made of
green linen like the trousers and It
has a scalloped edge buttbn-hbled In
white. There are cuffs to;. match it.
Of course , so much ' daintiness and
splendor combined -were never Intend
ed "for ordinary wear. But; when one
Is all dressed . up for ta : great- occa
sion, as s birthday party or Sunday
school or going visiting, such finer,
gives ' a satisfied feeling and 4 maket
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