BIG MILITABY BILL
PASSED BY HOUSE
4101,000,000 ARMY APPROPRIA
TION BILL. PASSED HAS PEW
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AVIATION WAS DEFEATED
Artillery Appropriation la Greatly In.
creased?Soma Funda For All
Washington.?After two days of de
bate op the general staff of the nation
al defense the house passed without
p roll call the army appropriation
bill, carrying $101,000,000.
Advocates of immediate strengthen
ing of the military establishment
fought to the last tor additional ap
propriations, but their efforts met with
no encouragement from either Demo
cratic or Republican leaders. The
last roll call on a motion by Repre
s?native Gardner of Massachusetts to
recommit the bill with Instructions to
report back an amendment carrying
11,060,000 lor aviation was defeated
25$ to $4.
An amendment offered by Represen
tative Deitr'ek of Massachusetts and
adopted practically without opposition
would prohibit use of stop watches
and other "speeding up" devices In
connection with so-called scientific
management systems In arsenals and
ships. Representatles of union labor
have been fighting tor this prohibi
tion for several years.
The house also adopted an amend
ment by Representative Tavenner of
lillonls to require that all munitions
of war provided for In the bill shall
he manufactured in government
The bill which carles funds for all
branches of the army during the
coming fiscal year. Includes $300,000
for purchase of 2S aeroplanes, and $60,
000 for an armored motor-car. These
Items and efforts to add to them,
furnished texts for long discussions
on use of the aeroplanes and armored
motorcars In the European war. The
appropriation (or field artillery mate
rial was Increased from $25,000 to
Representative' Guernsey of Maine
urged a stronger coast defense declar
ing that If Great Britain should go to
war with the United States over ques
tions arising from the European war
"her plan would be to seize the city
of Portland, set Maine off Into Can
ada overnight and make property and
life there worth no more than In Bel
foreign trade improvement.
Salea of Foodstuffs, Clothing, etc.
Have Been Unuaually Large
Stmt!?,.' n" tr"de ?f th? TTn??d
f? 1' -n?ct?d 'n latest report.
^ffiri.i P*rtment of commerce, and
official summary of which, s.ys ln
?f 'omJrtuffs and certain
IteW of manufactures hare been un
TJ".y.,trger fovember, the latest
Ta ?T^h aWh',Ch dMallwl '"fomiatlon
' 8 ? /"l . that month exports
tottU for August last, when, by reason
of the outbreak of war. our for"?
"'I'" l? the '0We,t '"C reached
wag fSrtJ?"' ,n Member there
mProvement, the month's
' J?rts being Talu?d at 1246.000.000
~??* WUh In Decern
thZ hi ! * W,tbln ,our million of
the high reoordvestablished In Decem
Buh*?. "V5"!? of th? <*** "gtires
,P*W ,h? anmmary of foreign
commerce shows that while American
cotton mineral oils, naval .tores, lum
In .J"?. aKrlcu,ture' implements are
' J?" dema"d abroad than In former
fo^ln " * "rr*"ter dcmand lr
foreign countries for our foodstuffs,
meata, sugar, clothing and other man
ufacturea especially In Europe.
Summer Practice Cruise.
Annapolis, Md.--Tbe summer prac
throurh fn ?lthe midshipmen will be
P.rtflr fonama canal, and up the
P*lflc coast to San Francisco, ac
cording to announcement.
Alabama Votes Dry Over Veto"',
Montgomery , Ala-Alabama wil,
?ecome a prohibition state July J m.
der two related measures which be
WitttaT 7lh?v' "ecmlT? approval.
Header. h*s hours after Governor
hid .7!^ Te,oad the bills and
had asked the legislature to submit
the prohibition question to tfee voters
ed SowTm el6rt'?n' both b?-e- voh
eddown hi. proposal and repassed the
vote ta theT ma3orU1?? The
73 to M re ,h?U*e ?B repaa"a*? was
,0 29 18 t*1? "onate it was 24 to 10.
wlfw Virginia Debt $12,000,000.
of^! ~WMt v,r*'n'a's share
rials outstanding ,g.in,t vir
-1 rni WMPI!,L , ?*Ute8 "Parst?d In
reSrf ^ .V 8 ap?cial master's
report to the supreme court at more
?V*LT.Z Tha-port preset
?d by Special Master Sharle. E uttle
l.ev^r's" '?n* "Prl?" of hearings
the, ^ mL? made ,he ord?r of
wLHFrvJ. rmirt h"d ln 1911 ,bat
, J""*1 Pay 100.000 of
the principal of the debt, $33,000,000
l*?WP?tl0n. !? VIrr,nU'" assets ln
3861 wefe not decided.
Third Canadian Contingent
Vancouver, n C.-Oen. Samuel
VTiT?<5 here to arrange for
contlngdjnt. The second contingent la
expected to receive orders at ahy
Mme to move to the Atlantic seaboard
The flrst contingent of 30,000 was
aeot across the Atlantic In one flotnia
J"??. " iahrlleved the second and third
will be sent In single vessels to avoid
submarine attacks A deputation oI
Hindis begged Oeneral Hughes to b?
allowed to )?lc the colors and the gen
"Breed to take up the mattad.
Hans Hslls was arrested In Naw
Orlsans and admlttsd ha had manufao
turad an Infarnal machlns which ha
Intandad to ahlp on a British mule
transport, timing It so It would ex
plode In mldaeean.
GERMAN AIRCRAFT RAIDS
KINQ AND QUEEN HAD LEFT
8ANDRINQHAM PALACE BU+ ,
SHORT WHKE BEFORE.
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No Damage at Sandringham But
Soma Woman and Childran Are
Killed In Nearby Towna.
London. ? German aircraft made
their long threatened raid on England
and attempted to blow up with bombs
the King's Royal residence in Sand
ringham, County Norfolk.
King George and Queen Mary, who
have stayed at Sandringham with
their family, only the day before re
turned to London.
It Is not definitely known Whether
the raiders were Zeppelins or "&ero
plans, but Zeppelins were reported
as passing Over the North Sea in a
westerly direction and some believed
these were the raiders.
The night was dark and cloudy,
which made It impossible, for tha,peo
ple In the town over which they pass
ed to distinguish even the outlines of
the raiders, though the whirr of thetr
propellers and the droning of their
motors could be beard.
A Zeppelin Is reported to have been
brought down by a warship at Hum
Stanton, a few miles north of Sanm
Bombs were dropped In Yarmouth,
King's Lynn, Sandringham, Cromer,
SherrIngham and Beeston. Every
where, except, at Beeston, casulties
and damage to property resulted.
The first place visited was the wide
ly-known seaside resort and fishing
town of Yarmouth.
A man and a woman were killed, a
number of persons were injured and
much damage to property was done
by the raiders. Their visit lasted less
than 16 minutes.
Four or five bombs were dropped in
Yarmouth. When the attack began the
authorities gave Instructions that all
lights be extinguished and other pre
cautionary measures were taken. Few
signs of panic were seen during the
raid. . '
... Apparently the raiders after visiting
Yarmouth, flew over Cromer where
y?ey dropped bombs and then went to
Sheeringham and Beeston. Turning
inland from there they made for Sand
ringham, dropping explosive missies
there and at Kings Lynn, where a
boy was killed and a man, woman and
a child were injured. Two houses
The damage at Sandrigham has
not been reported. It.is known, how
ever, that the Royal Palace was not
harmed. A bomb penetrated a house,
but did not explode.
?- - Senator Burton Bucks.
to the government ship purchase bill
took on all the evidences of a filibus
ter. Senator Burton, who talked the
rivers and harbors bill to death at
the last session, led the attack. No
progress was made on the bill excep\
that another day of Senator Burton's
speech went into the record. Not
withstanding, the determined minority
opposition, bowever. President Wilson
expressed confidence over tiie out
come. He sajd he thought it "very
probable** the bill would be passed.
Report Rural Credits Bill.
Washington.?Although there may
ae no opportunity to enact rural cred
its legislation at this session Senate
Democrats resumed activity on this
subject with a view to reporting a bill
in the near future. In accordance
with the resolution adopted by the
Democratic caucus declaring it the
sense of the Senate Democrats that a
rusal credits system bill be pressed
at the earliest practicable date, the
banking committee decided to gel
such a measure before the senate.
Corporations and Labor Problem.
New York?Representative Qavld
J. Lewis of Maryland, chairman of the
"House Labor Committee, testifying al
the first session of the investigation
by the Federal Commission on Indus
trial Relations Into the great phUen
throplc foundations and the causes ol
Industrial unrest, declared he believed
the condition of the Individual worket
had been greatly Ibwered since forma
tlon of the large American corpora
Hons Two other witnesses, Ida M
Tsrbell, author and investigator, and
Basil M. Man ley, also testified..
A* ".e. - - - . ". Jf* ? - ?' , i. a A -A
PLEASED WITH ARMY
GENERAL DEBATE ON (101,000,000
ARMY APPROPRIATION^ BILL
GARDNER WANTS INCREASE
Insists Thatths Country la Hopelessly
Unabla to Put Up Fight of Any
Washington?After an all-day dls
cuaalon of national defence the houae
completed 'general debate on the
$101,000,000 army appropriation bill
Reading of the measure for amend
ment baa begun with both majority
and minority leaders urging that
action on this and other appropriation
billa be expedited to avoid * special
session of congress.
The feature of the debate was a
speech by Representative Hay of
Virginia, chairman of the mtHtary
committee, deprecating war (gik and
declaring It was not necessary to add
a single man to the standing army.
The pending bill makes no provision
for addltoins to the army, but meas
uers before the senate military com
mittee with the approval of tha ad
ministration, would increase the
army by akout 25,000 men.
Represeotatie Gardner, ,of Massa
chusetts, and Kahn of California vlg
%-ously Insisted that the country's
present defenses were inadequate
though they agreed with Mr. Hay that
there was no Immediate prospect of
the United States being Involved In
"How people can claim." said Mr.
Hay, "that these great nations now at
war, which are exhausting themselves
financially and physically, as soon as
the war is over, are going to turn
around and attack the strongest na
tion on earth Is beyond my compre
hension. The United States is going
pn now to mantaln peace with all
the world. That Is the policy of this
country, not only of the administra
tion but of the entire citizenry.
"Nobody wants war. We are not
going to do anything to bring about
war. All this talk of our not being
prepared for war and of conditions
have arisen in Europe which makes
It necessary for us to go Into large
military expenditures Is absurd. 1
am utterly oposed to a large stand
ing army, to adding a single man to
the present standing army."
WILL KEEP UP FIGHT.
Ship Purchase Bill May Prolong Sea
slon of Congress, Says Leaders.
Washington. ? Republican Senators
determined at a conference to fight
the government sblp purchase bill with
all resources at their command, con
tinuing the opposition until March 4
if necessary or even in an extra ses
sion, should one be called.
Immediately after the conference
the Republicans began action. Sena
tor Smoot moved that the senate ad
journ. That wss defeated. Demo
cratic members, most of whom had
been absent while Senator Weeks
concluded a speech agalnBt the ship
bill, hurrying In on a quorum call.
neiiaiare uuugo auu uuvi uu
tire that they would speak on the
Senator Townsend then moved to
take up the volunteer officers retire
ment bill, and the war claims bill.
Both motions were defeated.
"We are not conducting a fllblus
ter," said Senator Burton, who con
cluded a three-day speech against the
bill. "Surely no one thinks I was
filibustering. 1 have not even ex
hausted my material."
Washington.?The population of
Continental United States will pass
the hundred million mark within the
next three months according to two
estimates made public by the govern
ment bureaus. eOographer C. D.
Sloane estimated that the population
would be 100,000,058 at 4 p. m? April
2. Government Actuary J. S. McCoy
of the treasury department, calculat
ed that It would be 100,016,000 on Feb
Gutierrez Still Claims Presidency.
Washington.?Gen. Eulallo Gutier
rez, elected provisional president of
Mexico by the convention at Aguks
Caltentes, has not abandoned his
claim to that office with his depart
ure from Mexico City. In a procla
mation Issued from Pachueah. Guti
errez asserting that he is the legally
chosen executive, charges that'' the
convention which reassembled at
Mexico City was under military coer
cion. He formally declared Villa, Za
pata and other generasl deposed from
Speculation Is Cause.
Washington?The Department of
Justice investigating at President
Wilson's direction the recent rise
in wheat and flour prices, asked the
agriculture and commerce depart
ments for all available Information
relating to pro^jtctlcta, export and im
port In the last years. It became
known that the effort to^didnoxar if_
there ta. any pool operating !h the.
-wheat market will, center in Chicago
and Minneapolis. The Department re
ceived a resolution adopted in Chi
Fighting In West,
I Lnodon?The battle for the trenches
> In Flanders and France continues a)
I most without cessation from the sea
i to the Swiss border. In tho mud of
? Flanders, the floods of the Alsne Val
ley and the snows of the Argonae and
r the Voagea, the soldiers of Germany
I and theallled nations keep up a con
> tlnual fight to hold what they possess
. and to take something from that held
. by the enemy. Acoording to a long
French official report this method o?
i siege operations has favored the
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LADY SYBIL GREY
Lady Sybil Gray, daughter of Carl
Gray, who la commandant of a corpa
of trained nuraea caring for wounded
aoldiera at Howlek Hall, the country
aaat of bar father In Northumberland.
RUSSIANS PUSH FORWARD
CZARS TROOPS APPEAR TO BE
MENACING THE ARMY IN
Germans and Allied at Standstill,
However Both Claim Minor Suc
cesses Near La Bolaselle.
London.?Characteristic fighting la
going on lit northern Prance, where
the village of La Bolaselle, 20 miles
northeast of Amiens, was taken from
the French by the Germans and later
re-captured by the French.
- At. this point there has been much
work with the bayonet. A French
ammunition depot blew up and part
of the village was destroyed by fire.
The Germans, taking advantage of
this incident, attacked the French
with the steel and drove them to posi
tions beyond. In a fierce counter-at
tack some hours later the French re
captured the position.
A French eye-witness with official
authority gives some Idea of the na
ture of fighting that has been going
on In the West. He describes the
fighting near Solssons 10 days ago
as resu ting favorably for the Allies
but later the waters of the Alsne,
swollen by thw heavy storms, came
over the banks, washed away bridges
and prevented the Allies from send
ing reinforcements to points where
the French troops were being hard
pressed by the Germans. This-result
.ed in a retirement of something like
a mile and the establishment of a
strong front In a good strategic posi
tion on the right bank of the river.
The long-awaited decisive action In
Russian Poland has not developed,
probably because of the unfavorable
weather conditions which have pre
vailed for some weeks, but the Rus
I dUn olalnmonfo tall <*vf omall An era oa.
ments at certain points along the
trenches which Indicate preparedness
on both sides to take advantage ot any
opening that offers.
In Oallcla the Austrians have suc
ceeded east of Zaklicxyn In forcing
the Russians to evacuate their trench
es for several miles.
No further word has been received
regarding Russian operations In Kir
Ubaba Pass, through which they ex
pected to carry their aggressive
campaign Into Hungary.
Wilson Is Proud Grandfather.
Washington. ? President Wilson's
talks with callers centered mainly
about the new White House arrival,
his first grandchild, the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Francis B. Sayre. Thousands of
congratulatory messages . and many
The grave look Mr. Wilson has worn
since lfls" wife's death was supplanted
by a broad smile.
Ma]. Elbert M. Bacon of Houston,
Tex., who was baptised by the late
Mrs. Wilson's grandfather, was one
of tbe first to congratulate the presi
A toy Princeton tiger for the Sayre
baby~waa given to. President Wilson
by a committee from the Princeton
Russians Claim Successes.
Petrograd.?The general staff of the
Russlad army gave out an official com
munication reading as follows: "On
the left bank of the River Vistula we
delivered a counter-attack on the
night of January 17 and we reoccupled
certain trenches near tbe village of
the Qoumlne whtoh tbe enemy had
-efiptured the night of January It. Tbe
German detachments defending these
trenches were virtually annihilated.
The subsequent efforts made by the
enemy In this locality to attack were
"Billy" Sunday In Washington.
Washington.?"Billy" Sunday, the
revivalist, visited Washington, called
at the White House and later talked to
some 6,000 people about "if Christ
came to Washington." - Government
officials were In the big audience that
listened to the baseball avangellat,
who climbed on a table and warned
his hearers that. "God must be served."
Champ Clark presided over the meet
ing and Secretary . Bryan, Attorney
General Orefcory. Secretary Lane and
"J. P. Tumulty. Secretary of the Proof
dent sat os the platfbrm. - -
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DEPUTY SHERIFFS j
CHARGE OF MANSLAUGHTER BE
ING BROUGHT AS RESULT OF
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SHOOTING OF STRIKERS.
?NTER PLEA NOT GUILTY
Labor Leaders Addroaa Strikers Ur?
Ing Them Not to Arm Themselves
and to Refrain From Violence.
Roosevelt, N. J.?With 22 deputy
sheriffs named as defendants In a
bianlqet warrant charging man
slaughter. Investigations were under
way by the Federal Industrial Rela
tions Commission and the prosecutor
of Middlesex county Into the shoot
ing here of; II striking employes of
the American Agricultural Chemteal
One striker died from his wounds
and several others are in a serious
Twedty-one of the accused deputies
pleaded not guilty when arraigned be
fore County Judge Daley and were
released on ball of $2,000 bonds fur
nished by a surety company. They
were sent back to guard the com
pany's property. Counsel for the oth
er deputy named In-the warrant said
his client would plead at once.
Investigators representing the In
dustrial Relations Commission ex
pect to complete their Inquiry. Mean
while county authorities plan to
place evidence before the grand jury.
Labor leaders addressed the strik
ers at a meeting, urging them not to
arm themselves and to refrain from
violence and not to congregate In the
streets or near the company's plants.
The strikers discussed without tak
ing action a suggestion to appoint a
committee to meet representatives of
the company with a view to settling
the wage dispute which resulted hi
their quitting work.
FLEE FROM MEXICO CITY.
Convention Forces Evacuate?Carran
za Troops Are Near.
Washlngotn.?Advices from Mexico
City indicated that the Mexican cap
ital soon would be evacuated by the
convention forces. Carranxa troops
are reported at Apam, within 50
miles of the city.
State department dispatches said
General VUlas followers "were leav
ing for the North" but did not ex
plain whether the movement was gen
eral or merely preliminary to evacua
The last dispatch from Mexico City,
was summarized in this announce
ment from the state department;
"A dispatch from Mexico City
states that the followers of General
Villa are leaving for the North and
it Is reported that the general officers
of the National Railway are to be at
"A report was current In Mexico
City on the nineteenth that a large
force of Carranzistas was moving In
me direction 01 Apam.
"The convention still continues Its
sessions, and has adopted the first two
articles of the proposed plan of gov
erament. A manifesto has been Is
sued calling on the Mexican nation
to support the convention. General
Villa was confirmed a aoommander lfl
chief and was given a complimentary
vote of confidence.
"The department Is Informed that
General Villa was expected to arrive^
at Aguas Calientes on the night of the*
eighteenth and that so far not many
troops have deserted him."
Germans Dropped 20 Bombs.
London.?The German airships?
for tbey are thus described by the
German official report?whclh raided
the coast towns of Norfolk county
dropped 20 or more bombs. The mis
siles killed four persons. Injured 10
or more and did considerable damage.
A report that a fifth person, a soldier,
had been killed, proved Incorrect.
Yarmouth and Kings Lyon, the larg
est towns visited, suffered the heav
Schlff and Belmont Testify.
New York.?Jacob H. Schlff. banker
and United States representative of
the Baron de Hirsrh Foundation, and
August Belmont, director In many
public service corporations, testified
before the federal commission on in
dustrial relations Inquiry Into the ad
ministration of great philanthropic
foundations and the cause, of Indus
trial unrest. Both asserted that
boards of directors with which they
associated paid no atention to labor
conditions until trouble seemed Immi
nent^. ' _ '?
To Overthrow Villa and Carranza.
EI Paso. Texas.?A movement has
been started In Mexico to eliminate
both Carrania and Villa, It was lear
ed In authentic reports from the Inte
rior. Gen. Alvaro Obregon. Carr ansa's
chief, beads the movement with Gen.
Eulallo Gntlerex. the national conven
tion's provisional president, who re
cently Bed from the capital. They
have agreed together and with several
of the Carranxa and Villa leaders, It Is
reported, to organise an Independent
movement to establish a lasting peace.
fjew Coast Guard. -
Washington ?A coast guard, crest- |
ed by consolidating the revenue cut
ter and life-saving services. Is provid
ed for In a senate bill passed by the
house. ~ j
The coast guard, with Its 4,100 offi
cers and men, will be an auxiliary to
?the navy In time of war. The consoli
dation will give life-savers retirement
and longevity pay privileges. The
measuer calls for an estimated In- j
creased expenditure of $1*7.700.
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IREDELL CREeI E Jf OPENED
MoorsevUle Co-Op?ralive Plant For
mally and Auspiciously Opened
Mooresvllle?The Mooreovllle Oo
Operatlve Creamery waa formally
opened bare *ltb public exercises In
the (traded school auditorium, follow
ed by a butter-making demonstration
daring tbe afternoon. It wHl be re
called that about 18 months ago on
effort area made In Iredell oounty to
establish a creamery, but owing to the
fact that the cream roll ma were not
organised and there was not sufficient
butter-fat gathered at tbla point to
maintain one, U waa deemed Advisable
! not to attempt starting snch an Insti
tution untM routes ware thoroughly or
ganised and the cream obtalnabla.
Farmers began at once with their dog
ged determination to succeed , and
with a united effort, the creamery was
At 11 oclock Mayor Frontis present
ed la a happy manner Dr. D. H. Hill,
president of the A. A M. College of
Raleigh, who spoke for 40 minutes of
the practical methods for doing things,
employing the sctantlflc worn as ths
big essential. Improved methods
and rictaneA have ortma tn nnfr a n*w
aspect on ttaa whole tannine system
and laws that control productions are
: now employed.
. Doctor Hin made a pleasing Illustra
tion of the "practical" man who want
ed employment, but knew nothing
whatever of scientific or modern
methods of weeding out the unprofit
able work on the farm. In his clos
ing words he said there were only
three things to do that must be done
to attain the highest efficiency of prof
It and results on the (arm. For ln
itance, select better seeds, prepare and
cultivate your soil better and fertllie
with a view to preserving the fertility.
He referred to the man who under
old methods raised only 14 bushels of
com to the acre and who under the
method of sctectinft Ms seed, brought
from the same acre 24 bushels of
corn. He said there should not be an
acre of poor land In North Carolina,
where cow peas win grow In the sum
mer time and clover In the winter,
thereby keeping the soil from washing
and nursing It as nature bad Intend
ed lb Doctor Hill paid a high tribute
to Iredell county and her progressive
J. A. Arey, formerly county demon
strator but now with the United States
Agricultural Department, made a brief
talk In which he referred to the early
agitation of the creamery for Iredell
county and bow willingly the men of .
this community took hold of It. -- J
The Cspe Fear Lath A Shingle Co.,
with offices la Wilmington, has .an
nounced that early In February a
chain of mills will be put In operation
In "Duplin, Bladen, Pender and Swain
counties for the manufacture of laths,
shingles and lumber from gum, cy
press and pine.
Resolved, That North Carolina
should-adopt a state-wide dog tan for
the benefit of public Schools," was the
Query discussed by the North Caro
lina Club at Chapel Hill at Its recent
semi-monthly meeting. The debate
was supplemented by the audience's
vote on the oubjeet, which favorably
voted for a state-wide levy on dogs,
the decision standing 22 to 14.
Maj. Graham had on exhibition In
his office at Raleigh a sample of paper
bagging manufactured for the use In
baling cotton. It waa submitted by
Hallfav farmers intend to greatly
Increase their tobacco acreage this
Work will -be begun on Charlotte's
new Federal poilofflce building abont
AshevUle Union printers are urging
the selection of Ashevllie as site for
home for tubercular printers.
Three-fourths of the truck growers
in New Hanover county have agreed
to join a truck growers association.
Dr. C. W. Bain, professor In Greek,
at the State University Is critically 111.
Lenoir Is planning for some exten
sive street Improvements.
Charles A. Smith, who bas just serv
ed as Governor of South Carolina for
five days Is a Tar Heal. He was born
In Hertford county.
Alex 8. Jones, 45 years old, an In
surance man, died rather suddenly of
heart disease at his home In Wilming
ton recently. Surviving him are his
wife and four children.
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Lee 8. overmen, North Caroline
Senator, has Just celebrated hit (1st
Ashevllle citizens are considering
a modern form of commission govern
Policeman Bob Kendrlck of Shelby,
was shot by a negro recently. The
wound Is not serious.
Judge Lyon appointed Chaa. D.
Rose, of F&yetteville, clerk of the
superior court of Cumberland county,
temporarily, succeeding Clerk Me
Keithan, who died recently. Judge
Lyon will make a permanent appoint
President R. H. Wright's biennial
report to the board of trustees of Bast
Carolina Teacher Training School at
Greenville and the trustees' report to
the Governor contain much interacting
Information concerning the school.
The executive commPtee of the
North Carolina Teacheis' Assembly
have decided to hold the neat annuel
session in Raleigh and discussed the
advisability of selecting some time
other than Thanksgiving week, if a
time equally successful can be chos
en. It was decided to have a meeting
of the committees meet In Raleigh
Gastonta vital statistics registrar re
ports twice as many births as deaths
for the year 1J14.
Raleigh has not decided oa a post
The North Caroling Builders' Ex
change In session at Durham elected
J. T. Salmon, of Durham, president.
Plnevllle, Mecklenburg county, Is
making ready for the opening df a
farm Ufe school about February 1st.
A party of Greensboro people will
call on President Wilson, January
2Sth, to Invite him to attned the Fourth
I >f July celebration at Guilford bat
MEETING OF GRAND
LOSfiE OF MASONS
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NEARLY ONfc THOUSAND WERE
PRESENT FOR CONVENTION
GRAND OFFICERS CHOOSEN
Frank P. Hobgood, Jr., ?f Qrssnsboro,
Elected Grand Matter to Succeed
J. T. Alderman of Henderaon.
Raleigh.?The North Carolina Grand
Lodge of Masons elected Frank P.
Hobgood, Jr. of Greeneboro grand
matter to eucceed John T. Alderman
of Henderaon, retired. A. B. Andrews,
Jr., of Ralelgb was advanced to dep
uty grand meater, Claude L. Prtdgen
of Klneton to aentor grand warden
and Qeorge 8. Norfleet of Wlnaton
Salem, advanced from the appointive
office of aeolor grand deacon to the
flrat elective officer of junior grand
Nearly one thouaand members of
the Grand Lodge of Maaons were
preaent at the ZSth annual communi
cation In the Grand Lodge room of
the Masonic Temple. In many ways
It was one of the moat notable meet
ings of the Grand Lodge held recently.
The large attendance of Maaona waa
the feature of the session.
The annual address of Grand Mas
ter J. T. Alderman of Henderaon waa
the opening event of the session. It
was described by the Maeous at the
meeting as one of the moat eloquent
delivered before that body.
The report of the Grand Treasurer
Leo D. Heart followed the address of
the Grand Master. In turn, came the
report of the Grand secretary John
C. Drewry. This showed the Orand
Lodge In a floulrishlng condition.
Grand Auditor K. T. Gowan reported
that he bad reviewed' tke books and
thp reports and had found all In order.
The Grand Lodge received the re
ports of the Masonic Orphanage at
Oxford had Masonic and Eastern Star
Home at Greensboro, both showing
The home at Greensboro, opened
within the year with S5 capacity, re
ports Its 110.000 debt taken care of In
a 100-day campaign for donations,
and there are being pressed at thts
time two classes of pledges to the
maintenance fund that will assure
ample means for the full capacity
service at the home. One Is pledges
of flOO each by the lodges, payable
fzo annually ana uie mini ioudnui
pledges of $5 per year tor Ore yaara.
The borne weals 100 of the lodges
pledges end hes secured SI; wants
1.000 of "the Individual pledges* end
bee quite e large number.
Domestic Science Department.
Ashevllle.?For the benefit of the
young business women of the city, the
local Young Women's Christian Asso
ciation has established S domestic
science department. Miss See Rob
bins, at the head Of the department
at the Ashevllle high school will have
charge of the class and the city school
board has tendered to the manage
ment of the Y. W. C. A. the use of
the quarters and equipment of the
Mors 8tudenta Than Ever.
Wake Forest.?The high water
mark for attendance at Wake Forest
for all time has been reached. At
present there are 4d3 students regis
tered at Wake Forest, the next high
est enrollment was session before
last, when 45k were registered. There
have been 15 new students enrolled
this spring. These facts were given
the student body by President Potest.
Will Run Poultry Farm.
Shelby.?Mr. Hitchcock, an enter
prising New Yorker who came to
Shelby several months ago to visit
Rev. J. R SHI, the Episcopal minister,
has concluded to make this bis home.
Believing there Is money In eggs, he
has started a chicken farm .two piles
east of town and proposes to raise
eggs for the Northern markets.
Deep Well is Success.
Wilmington.?The sinking of an ex
perimental deep well to determine
whether or not the city can be sup
piled with an adequate quantity of
pure water has been completed, and.
according to tests made, has a ca
pacity of from 2,000.000 to 2,600,000
gallons of water every 24 hours.
Councilman T. W. Wood, champion
of the deep-well water supply project,
and Mr. W. E. Worth, who supervised
the sinking of the well, witnessed the
tests and they a.-e enthusiastic over
Ashevllle. ? A message received
from the secretary of the Southeastern
Sanitary Association told of the selec
tlon of May 25 and 26 aa the antes for
the annual meeting of that organiza
tion at this city. During the week be
ginning May 24, a pure food show wilt
be held In connection with the meet
to* of the bacterologista and health
experts at this city. The gathering
will bring to AsheTllle men who are
prominent In the health and sanitary
service of many cities of the South
Physicians Are Prohibitionists.
Klnston.?When asked about the at
titude of. the physicians of the state
toward a bill.prohibiting the sale of
liquor In North Carolina for medical
purposes Dr. J. M. Parrott, former
president o fthe State Medical So
ciety, who addressed the Antl-Saloon
tets' meeting In vRalelgh, said he be
lieves the great majority of the prac
titioners wonld favor the complete
prohibition. They havs already gen
erally stopped prescribing whiskey on
account of the Influence of the Medical
Society's action last year.
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