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Appropriation Bill and Otliar Eeasures of th?
Last Dm.
The Legislature finally adjourn
ed at 3 o'clock Wednesday after
noon. Among- its last acts was the
passage ot a bill providing tor ai917t $l25 000 for 1918 for Hos
speci'al commission to compile, 1 pitai at . Goldsboro $68,000 for
collate and revise the public' sta-j 19i7t 70,500 for 1918 for School
tutes of North Carolina. The . for the Deaf at More-anton: 45.-
commission is composed of Repre
sentatives Dal ton, Stubbs and
Grier and Senators Linn and
Sixteen of the acts passed by
the Assembly are in line with the
recommendations in the inaugur
al address of Gov Bickett.
No legislation of- consequence for East Carolina Teachers' train--was
passed Wednesday," the ses- ing school; 20,000 annually for
sion being held for the ratifica- Appalachian Training "School;
Hon of bills. 111,200 annually for Cullowhee
The most exciting incident ofiMormal; 72,500 annually for the
the close of the Legislature was
the discovery Monday evening
that a "sneak'! bill had been put
through repealing the State-wide
primary law. A ill was intro
duced by Senator Hall of Stokes
to include his countyj in the
State-wide primary. When the
bill was discovered, after it had
passed, it was labeled a bill to
amend the law but the readiag
showed that it had repealed the j
law. Senator Hall, who is a Re -
publican, bad gone home when
tne discovery was made, but he
was generally acquitted of any
knowledge, of the fraud. It is
believed that somebody got hold
of the bill and doctored it after
the Senator introduced It. A bill
was introduced and promptly
passed repealing the "sneak"
measure and including Stokes in
the primary law; and then, to
make assurance doubly sure, an
other bill was passed re-enacting
the primary law.
MfeaTflima a committee wjps ap
pointed to investigate and dis
cover, if possible, the prepetrator
of the fraud.
There was the usual presenta
tion of gifts to presiding officers
jand others. Tuesday night Lieut.
iGov Gardner got a handsome
silver service and Speaker Murphy
.got a similar present. The
'.Speaker was so overcome with
emotion bjr the kind expressions!
.-of the members that he couldn't
-respond and many of his associat
es were moved to tears. ' There
"were other presents for clerks,
The Legislature voted the usual
tonuses o employees. All the
clerks, including clerks to com
mittees, were given 160 extra,
and the pages, door-keepers and
others were also given a liberal
extra allowance out of the public
The Senate bill to increase the
salary of the corporation commis
sioner from $3,500 to $5 000 was
killed.. . The House passed the
Senate bills appropriating $75,000
for permanent improvement at
the Caswell Training School and
$25,000 for an industrial home for
fallen women. The latter bill
was at first defeated but was re
considered. Bills passed: To
create State educational commis
sion to investigate and report o
the next Assembly; to provide for
the use of the property or labor
of husband and fathers who
abandon wives and children. .
Bills passed : To regulate sala
ries of secretaries and clerks in
the Governor's office and increase
the salary of the p'rjvate secretary
to $2,500; vest in State Board of
, Education the titles of land sold
for taxes; to authorize county and
municipal xef ormatories for de
linauent women: to increase the
limit of compulsory school at
tendance from 12 to 14 years.
A bill passed appropriating
$25,000 for building purposes and
$7,500 annually for two years for
the erection of an orthopedic
hospital school, for treatment of
crippled children, to be located
two miles et. t of Gastonia., The
appropriation is contingent upon
the people of the State raising a
aimuiar amount ior Duuaing pur-
jKses. It is believed the amount
will be easily raised, Gastonia
having already proinised $10,000, j
it iasaid.l . -
The" general appropriation bill
passed both houses as follows:
$30,604 for agricultural extenr
sion work for 1917, $49,731 "for
1918; $207,500 for Raleigh hos
pital for insane; $237,500 for
Morganton hospital; $120,000 for
000 annually for Caswell Training
School, 23.000 for 1917, 22 500
for 1918 for Stonewall Jackson
TrainingSchool; 30,000 for 1917,
40,000 for 1918 for State Sanato
rium for Tuberculosis; 165,000
j annually for the University of
j North Carolina;, 60,000 annually
Blind school at Raleigh; 122,500
annually for A & M College;
12 000 annually for State Nor
mal; 20,000 for Oxford orphan
age, white; 8,000 for maintenance
and 5,000 to pay off indebtedness
Oxford Orphanage, colored; 42,
500 annually for Soldiers'. Home;
200 annually for Confederate
MV.35um at Richmond, Va ; 250
annually for Confederate ceme-
terv at Raleigh; 200 to pay off
indeotedtness on Guilford Battle-
ground; annually for negro
A. &. M College; 2o,ooo annually
for negro State Normal schools
with 5,ooo for improvements;
12,5oo annually for State labora
tory of hygiene; lo,ooo annually
for fisheries commission; 37,5oo
annually for State Board of
An appropriation of $2,ooo was
given the Confederate Women's
Home at Fayetteville for main
ten auce and the general pension
bill carrying $ was passed.
t The lM- authorizing ; railroads
to give ntinisters free transporta
tion was killed. Bill passed to
require county boards of educa
tion to have accounts audited and
statement' published annually.
Bill to consolidate indictments,
aimed to reduce solicitors' fees
and preclude witnesses proving
attendance in several cases on the
same day, passed the House by a
close vote. The county commis
sioners of Caldwell were author
ized to employ aeounty manager.
The Senate passed a joint re
solution providing for a commis
sion composed of the Governor
and chairman of the State Tax
Commission and four other mem:
bers to be named by the Govern
or, to investigate and recommend
to the next General Assembly as
to tax reforms The commission
can submit any constitutional
amendment on the subject it
deems wise. The bill passed the
Bills passed: Limit liability of
banks in payment of checks
through error; amend law as to
commitment of patients to State
hospitals; to make blockading a
felony; to make illegitimate
children legitimate when their
parents marry, punish desecration
of UnitedjStates flag, to prohibit
the receipt and possession of li
quor in Mecklenbury county.
The House passed the $3,009,
000 bond bill, already passed by
the Senate, 87 to 14. Of the
Republicans present six voted for
the measure. The bill for a con
stitutional amendment for the
initiative and referendum failed
in the House, 28 to 65. The
Senate bill appropriating $15o,ooo
for new buildings of the State
School for the Blind passed, The
Senate defeated a bill 'frdm the
House to assign 50 convicts for
construction of the Asheville
Murphy scenic highway.
The Pneumonia Season.
The cold damp weather of
March seems to be most favor
able for the pneumonia germ.
Now is the time to be careful.
Pneumonia often results from a
cold. The quicker a cold is got
ten rid of the less the danger.
As soon the first indication of
a cold appears take Chamber-
,lain.s Cough Remedy. As to the
: value of this preparation, ask
any one who has used it.
Given Assurance of Adequate Supplies Gen.
Hands will not be Content to Stop at Bagdad
.March 11 .While great pof
litical importance is attached
to the capture ot Bagdad by
th e. British, the military re
suit of the notable event are
of greater immediate interest,
pointing to the possibility of
a comparatively speedy link
ing up of the British and
Russian movements against
the Turks in this far away
field of-war. .
The condition which Gen
Maude found upon entering
Bagdad, and the status of his
supply arrangements must in
a great measure affect any
plans for further advance.
Given the assurance of ade
quate supplies and replenish',
meut it seems probable that
he will not rest content with
holding Bagdad, but will at
tempt further advance up
tbe Tigris. The measure of
the Turkish resistance along
this line will be effected in
no small measure by the rate
of progress of the Russian
columns, moving toward Me
sopotamia from Perisa.
The linking up of Russian
and British forces, therefore,
at a point considerably north
of Bagdad does not seem an
The Turkish minister of
war is quoted as describing
he Tuikish retiring move
ment in Meopotamia as a
strategic retreat and declar
ing that military reason are
likewise inducing a drawing
in of the Turkish front In
On the French Belgian
front virtually each day now
brings news of some active
operation of more importance
than mere patrol encounter
or raid
There is no sustained offen
sivb on a large scale on either
side, however, has yet been
inaugurated. Today reports
of intensive fighting comes
from Paris, recording gains
in Champagne, in the region
of Maisious de Champagne,
the scene of recent activities
in this sector.
State of Ohio, City of Toledo,
Lucas County, ss.
Frank J Cheney makes oath
that he is senior partner of the
firm of F J Cheny & Co. doing
business in . the City of Toledo,
County and State aforesaid, and
that said firm will pay the sum
for each and every case of Catarrh
that canot be cured by the use of
Sworn to before me and sub
scribed in my presence, this 6th
day of December, A D-1886.
(Seal) Notary Public.
Hall's Catarrh Medicine is tak
en internally and acts through
Blood on the Mucous Sulf-
aces of the System. Send for testi
momals, free.
F J CHENEY & CO., Toledo, G.
Sold by all druggists,75c
Hall's Family Pills for consti
pation. Weather forecast for March.
From 8 to 16, changeable and
mild with snow and rains threat
ing cold wind, some warm.
From 16 to 22,r wind and rain
storms, snowers witn snow
along and cool.
From 22 to 30, fair, clear some
cold threating snow, some War
From 30, to April 7, showers
and some cool.
March shows fairly-good weath
er moderating to warmer with
short storms from 16 to 22.
Some windy.
Henry Rejd,
R. No. 3. box 167, Salisbury, N.C.
Presidential Postmasters Must Pass - Exami
nation j- . -
FoFtmaBter General Bnr
leson announces Vthat after
April 1 the sppoinfoients of
of all postmasters of the first,
second and third clais will be
subject to competitive examN
nations. Nominations, will
be sent to the Senate as in
the past, but in making se
lection! the President will be
guided by the -results of ex
aminations and will end in
the names at the hea4 of the
lists. Whether the Cfvil Ser
vice Commission, 4 under
which fourth-class post
masters are now named, will
conduct the examinations has
not been determined
The President's forth
coming order for a 'form of
modified civil service class
ification under which all vac
ancies, whether caused by re
signations, remova'off death,
will be filled by competitive
examination Those; already
in the service ,will continue
without examination until
the expiration of four-years
4erms beginning with tbeir
last appoitionment, gud will
then, it is understood, have
to undergo the competitive
There was a plan io put all
presidential postmasters
under the civil ser; ice, .but
this was abandoned The
above simply means that post
masters of Ihis efasawiil be
named in the usual vay this
in porta'n t change 'fie sua
ppfnl candidate m 1st pass
sitisfactory examination
and this will - embarrass
some of them Congressmen
complain of the ii tjvalion
but. . eoia pia4 ni -eear! to b-vi
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All Worn Oat.
Dose morning find you with a
ame, stiff and aching back? Are
you tired all the time-find work
a burden? Have you suspected
your Kidneys? Salisbury people
endorse Doan's Kidney Pills. You
can rely on their statements.
Mrs. J. E. Ingram, 327 E. Kerr
St., Salisbnry, says: "For five
years I was under the doctor's
care forr inflamation of the blad
der and disordered kidneys.
My back was weak and I could
hardly get about. I had a burn
mng sensation across my loins.
My -kidneys were inactive and
the kidney secretions caused me
annoyance. My head ached and 1
was so dizzy that I almost fell
Spots floated before my eyes.
The doctors conld't give me relief
and I began taking Doan's' Kid
ney Pills, Every box 1 took did
me more good than before and it
wasn't long before I was cured of
kidney trouble."
Price 50c, at all dealers Don't
simply ask for a kidney remedy
get Doan's Kidney Pills the
same that Mrs Ingram had.
Foster Milburn Co., Props., Buf
falo, N. Y.
Mr. Collins is Found In River
The body of the late M H Col
lins who had been missing from
his home since Feburary 7, was
found Thursday afternoon af 4
o'clock at Sloan's Ferry, by W R
Ford of Belmont. This point in
the river is aboutiihree miles be ¬
low the spot where the clothes of
the the missing man were found.
The body was lodged against the
abutments of the toll bridge at
Sloan's Ferry, having, presum
ably, been washed down to that
point by the heavy rains. -Charlotte
Despondency Due to Constipation.
Women often become nervous
and despondent. When this is due
tcr constipation it is easily correct
ed by taking an occasional dose of
Chamberlain's Tablets, These
tablets are easy to take and pleas
ant in effect.
Shipowners nre Notified tiiat Vessels Hay
now mount Guns.
Washington, March 10,-
The - United States Govern-
ment tod ay -began a ctua 1 pre
parationsfor arming Amer
ican mercnantmen against
Germany's submarine warfare
Ship owners having been
notified of President Wilson's
decision that he hasf nil auth
ority to proceed with this pol
J A V 1 j .
icy u mans were tasen up so
there might be as little delay
as possible in granting re
quests for defensive arma
ment. When vessels sail under the
policy of armed neutrality,
they will have the full back
ing of the Administration,
expressed in' the form oJ
naval guns and gunners aue
war risk insurance. It war
made clear today that the o
tire resouices of the United
States will be ready tor action
should, Germany attack an
American armed ship in vio
lation of the warning of the
American Government.
The State Department'
view of defensive armament,
expressed today' was that the
mere appearance of a German
Submarine's periscope near
an American armed vessel
would entitle the sMpio take
all measures of protection on
on ths presumption that the
Uboat's purpose was hostile
This was basd cn Germany's
announcement, that her sub
marines would attck without
waruing and belligerent or
neutral merchantmen en
countered within the barred
tf befher. this position will
be embodied in instrtctions
to commanders of American
armed ships, and wheather
armsammuition will, be fur
niched t o vessels parrying
contraband were up for dis
cussion tcday. but no an
nouncement on either Doint
was authorized.
President Wilson's attitude
has been that uo steps of a
belligerent character should
should be taken, and that if a
state of war comes, it must be
through Germany's commis
sion of acts in clear violation
of international law. De
spite the State Department's
ruling, some ofiicials are
known to feel that in line
with this policy the United
States should not sanction a
shoot ou sight program which
might be construed as ag
gression. President Wilson had suffi
ciently recovared from his
illness today to receive AN
torny General Gregory and
go over with him legal ques
tions in'connectiou with the
news policy of arned neutarl -ity.
Since the policy of the Go
vernment in the past has been
not to insure vessels carrying
arms and ammunition to the
belligerents, it has been con
sidered probable that this
attitude would be maintain
ed. The lists of contraband
articles recognized by the
United States differ widely
from those drawn by the var
lous belligprents since the
outbreak 01 the War, and
therefore it i3 believed that
only actual munitions of war
will .be placed on the restrict
ed list for the purpose of
determining what ships are
to be insured .
Dr C M H'ggins and Chas
Gdggins, who were clerks in
the General. Assembly, have
returned home.
The War as it Would Be.
President Wilson does not an
ticipate that it will become neces
sary "to put armed forces any
wriere into action." It is wel
ior people wno are continually
asking what this -country will do
if we go to war with Germany to
bear that in mind. The United
States would be in a state of war
with Germany, but it would not
be war in thto generally accepted
sense of the word. If there is
to be any fighting, it will be be
tween armed American merchant
3h1ps and the enemy's submar
ines, or possibly later on with
the armed convoys of these ships
and the submarines. As irmnr
Americans as may w,ut to go
over and get into tbe tranches
with the British or French may
do so. For that mattor. fhQ.
have this privilege r.jw, bat
Miere will be no senir.o n,
iUnitPti .'-tate-ar:n. . vv.,
on our p rt would bo -onf,,.;d t
0 protection of our a
sea ana to the nrnt- inn nf
American life on the hie-h spa.
I'liH probability of Germany send ¬
ing her army and her navy over
to our shores could scarceiv en-
er ini th 3 culeiUtioas
In or
? ul?
) ta .1
Jer to do Thar. G -m -;-'
li st have ! win 1 1
tod t!e Allies -.n i unl.
to destroy the British
outside the submarine fu Jc-
many's Navy is about ai useless
as if it were at the bottom of the
sea. Such actual fifrhLLisr as
might occur between Germany
and the United States would be
confined to the sea fights of the
character we have named. The
most effective part of our Sght-
mg with Germauv. however.
would bo through the exercise of
he power of the money and re
sources of this countrv to the
benefit of the Allies. Tuat will
be about the extent of our par
ticipation in the wai But it
would affect Germany with al
most as great's," force &sli this
country were to take active
military participation, and it
would be within the power of the
United fStates.f through the ex
ercise of the powers stated, to
materially shorten the duration
of the present strusrerle. It
would all be a mighty disagree
able duty forced upon this coun
try, and one in the avoidance of
which it has gone the greatest
lengths; but while it would be a
costly experience, the one happy
feature about it, if it may be so
termed, is that war with Ger
many would not mean the sac
rifice of the young manhood of
this country on the battlefield
Charlotte Obsever.
Chamberlain's tough Remedy a Pavcrlte for
J. L. Easley, Macon, 111., in
speaking of Chamberlain'sCough
Kemedy says, "During the past
fifteen years it has been my
sister's favorite medicino for
colds on the lungs. I myself have
taken it a number of times when
suffering with a cold and it al
ways relieved me promptly."'
Yarrowdale's Hen Reached Zurich in A Fair
Zurich, Switzerland, Suq
dajr, March 11, via Paris,
March 12. Laden wih cigars
cigarettes and food showered
upon them by the hospitable
Swiss 29 of the now historic
Yarrowdale prisoners arrived
in Zurich today. They had
arrived at the German front
ierat Lindau yesterday after
a continuous trip of 52 hours
from the prison camp at
The sailors, although erm
ciated from their imprison
ment and seriou lac; 01 food
since they arridd in Ger
many Drc inter 31, are in
fair condition and confident
that with a normal amount
of food they will goon be
themselves again, Ti.e party
was met here by Uuitfi Sta
tes Ooav-ul General Ktnne
who greeted them brHj ahd
asked thm not to forget
they werrt AmercaDd puJ. tiot
tn hrini? Hi-p.rfviit fiti -:
w n - - - " w .
by yielding to an nod-. ;-aid-
abie temptation to "kick over
the traces. '
Onrastricted Warfare Will-be Carried on -Despite
J01 Protests.
Amsterdam, via London,
March 10. Dutch newspapers
publish the following state
m ;ni. made- by Dr Alfred
Ziinmermann, the German
foreign secretary, to a rep
resentative of a Budapest
' "As-far as the United Sta
tes is concerned, we have spo
ke a our last word and the
decision is in Preisdent WiU
son's hands.
"We are determined to car
ry through the submarine war
o the end. The results of
unrestricted submarine war
th ii a far have bflen vrv anf
y. -
- . to peace, I may say
thai despite the refusal of
our peace offer Germany still
tauds by the words of the
imperial chancellor and is
Drepared to place herself at
he head of an alliance of
states for the maintenanca of
b world's peace.
to" European neutrals
vhoye there will be no
1 ' in their present relate
ou -nn us m the course of
the war. Neutral ship own
er? should give their ' trade
wih England. TheyN have
omde enough money and can
afford to bear the lossof En
giih trade. They will soon
rt-ogaize that it is to their
merest to keep their ships at
u ne so tnat thev mav nRft
b'em to the best advantage
af t or the war "
Dr Zimmermann added
tb?t the military situation is
entirely satisfactory to Ger-
Bad :oi From Safden Cfianses.
bpring brings all kinds of and with it come colds
and the revival of winter coughs
and hoarseness. Dr. Bell's Pine-
Tar-Honey will head off a new
coid or stop the old one, the
soothing balsams relieve the sore
throat and heal the irritated
tissues. Get a bottle to-day and '
start treatment at once. At'
your druggist. 25c. Formula on
the bottle.
Deaih in Tornado Track,
The latest reports from
Newcastle reports 24 dead
sevural missing. Several
hundred injured. One nuns'
dred homes were demolished
and about 2,000 damaged.
Twentyione persons are
known to have been killed,
several are missing, more than
100 person we-e injured, some
soma fatally and property
damaged to to extent $1,000,
000 was the toll of a tornado
which struck Newcastle, Ind.,
about 3 o'clock Sunday afteri
Confusion and disorder fol
lowed in the path of the
storm. Those who escaped
injury and death ran wildly
about the street, women and
chidren crying and wringing
their hands and men shout
in? and cut sing. The men
finall settled down and began
the work ot rescue, digging
in the ruins of their homes
f missing members of their
ffumlies. For several hours
Newcastle was cut off from
outside communication. Aid
was sent to the striken town.
The same day some people
w-' e Killed and a man wast
prubaoly fataly injured in a
to. ia lo which hit Richmond
Iu; : tiiid on child wa tni
,1 XV
VV '4
mi otnjrs iniurd in
sv ti th-u recked a half
5 i m Hyde park,
a uentiai district of rhr,
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