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VOL XCIX. NO, 42.
RALEIGH, N. C, SUNDAY MORNING, MARCH 8, 1914.
"'PRICE: FIVE CENTS.
HEAD OF MOVEMENT
TO WIN VOTE FOR
WOMEN IN ALABAMA
IQ TUT nilPQTlflM
FROZEN FAST IN ICE PACKS ON NORTH
ATLANTIC COAST, STEAMERS" IN PERIL
x laiiiL guLunuii
t r 7 :
i V' - v . . .JL . J .1 !."
By Gudger .-
a dream; of navigation
: Steamboats Built Thirty Years
Ago Have Been Used Jet
ties Thrown Up But It Was
Never Possible To Float The
and The Prospects ;
(By W. K. fKLVFJtTON'.t
Washington. March 7. Hepresen
, ttlve Gudger- wants . the United
. . , States government to remove the final
evidences of a dream of navigation
on the French Broad river, a dream
.which was shattered thirtyyears ago.
. lie asks for an appropriation' -of
$20,00 for blasting out th i channel
of the French Broad where years ago
jetties were built to hold in water
j( which was never tame enough to float
; commercial ships.
Two steamboats, each more than
ISO feet long, am both resting sortie -
where in that mountain country to
this day, were built by local people
to ply on Llie. Vrench Broad, adn a
dam to check these proud waters
constructed,. Jetties were thrown up,
but they could never float the ships.
The dam was destroyed, but the Jet-
t ties remained and these and other
obstructions have persisted In over
flowing the river between Ashevllle
and Brevard, when the idle Hhlpsrcrtr
ted. The appropriation Is asked lh a
bill introduced by Representative
Gudger today. ,,The bill specifies that
f a part of the appropriation Is to be
,' used in lowering Buck Shoals.
ii. ...1 1 1 Ttov .yfEtww).im'l 4hr.gMtb.
- iml.-hefa; .nnw.ft-ijlfter askS that
it remove what are now olistructions.
Tlie.t.old Hill Mine.
Walter George Newman, presldeut
Of the Gold Hill Consolidated Com-
-4jiy. hil.ouera.ieHrii gold mine in
Rowan county, today" issued "a stale1"
ment to the stockholders of the mine
telling, its condition. The pine paid
handsomely some ten years ago, but
became tied up In the courts nd for
years was not worked. Much of the
surface ore had been taken, but the
I compRny- is iiow work rnr -ftty-discovered
veins under gnpuml, as well
as on the surface. Expensive ma
chinery has been Installed. Copper,
, Oliver an sulphur are also present
in the veins. '
Fourteen Distinct Veins.
Mr. Newman says there are four
teen large and distinct veins at the
800 foot level, averaging from two
, to eighteen feet wide, which can be
traced the whole length of the prop
erty. The vein known as to "V. X.
ii. N." is described as being over
three feet wide and the ore averaging
$260 a ton for the gold alone, opened
tip for J.000 feet along the surface.
The present work oft l1i mine was
begun last August.
North Carolina V Isi tors In c lud e
John I). Bellamy and William TT.
Hpringer.- Wilmington, and I)r. and
Urs. Charles H. Hefty, Chapel Hill.
IN THE TERRAZAS CASE
,.. ...J , -
v Cmul Letcher, Rctnrninjc to, Clii
himliiia tYom VI Vhho, Kttlil to Have
lil Paso, Texas. Marah 7. When
Consul Letcher left here today to re
turn to his post at Chihuahua it was
reported that he carried instructions
from Secretary Bryan with reference
to the rake of Luis Terrains. Jr., held
for ransom by General Vtlla. It is
said General Villa and General Car
ranza both will be Informed that the
Stale Department could but construe
"the threatened execution of Terrasas
' is Indicative of great weakness in ths
Rebel government of Northern Alex
This Inforrnatron eamef rum a Heb-
tl official today. ' The official added
dal lheJ2arranza commission, ap
race any facts which, might bir-trm
earthed derogatory to the actions of
Ueneral Vtlla or his subordinates
"It will not be a whitewash," he
iJded, "and I ask you to observe par
ticularly that the assurances given
.o Washington on this point have car
ricd conviction with htme."
SKW n aval titlks.
fropoKed Rank Places Americans on
Ibuuality With Foreigners.
(By Itn Awoci.tnl Pfeu.)
Washington. March 7. The Pad
gett bill to create the grade of "Ad
miral of the Navy" today was reln
troduced in the House,, changed bo as
to give not only the commanders-in-chief
of the Atlantic and PacIHe fleets
that rank, but also the Asiatic fleet
commander". Each fleet would have
Thep lan ts approved by the Navy
Department and Is designed to place
American commanding officers on an
iual footing with ranking, ofticera
of other powera
DROPS DEAD IN STORK.
Kowan Fanner Dies Suddenly Uliile
t Trading: at Salisbury v
. Halibbury,-March 7. John Shuten-,
barrier, a well-to-do furrner nsar
Salisbury dropped dead In Salisbury
- today, while making a purchase in
the store if W. M. Woodson. He
had been falling several weeks,- bV
wasn't thought to be dangerously ill.
Me was fitly, years old and is sur-
. vived by a Wife and' one daughter,
tho wife being in Salisbury With him
.when he died. ' ,v
f BOX IS PRESENTED.
S4niL.t'liildrc Civ 8uMTliiu'iiilcht
. I : 'I. V. Judtl Fj tabids, r
Superintendent Zebulon V. Jubb, of
th Wake county department of pub
lic Instruction, yesterday was present
ej a box containing a whole spiced
ham. buttermilk biscuits, beaten bis
cuiu, salted peanuts, ginger drops;
rhnrolatn caks and candid grape fruit
- peel. The box waa contributed by th
various domestic science classes of the
colored schools, 01 wnicn' Hfta De
tauicy is supervisor , (,'.-.
Birmingham. Ala., March 7. Ou
March S and 10 there -ilt be a con
ference here of all the pouthern suf-
iraKS l workers. to start a campaign to
win the vote in Alabama, ueiegaies
Will come from all of the surround
ing State. Jttrs. tedtit MrCormick
and Mrs. Antoinette Funk, of Chicago,
both membrrs of the national congres
sional committee, will almi go to this
cohff rence. Mrs. I'attie Rufftter Ja
cobs is president of the Alabama Kqual
Huflrmt..mii)i iMliiia.Aaia.,aaj( .rraimea.
th conference. She says: "Our letl-
nit" goal is the enfranchisement of
Ahibarna women. In our. ranks are
no social lines drawn and no religious
distinctions. We have no political
faith, h II 4iarUcj3tajaK.Ad,rolt.tc.d..Nor
do we oontine ourselves to women, for
this great movement of which we are
a part is not a woman movement, but
a human one ".
TOLLS 1TJ HOUSE
Sims Bill To Repeal Exemption
Clause To Be Taken Up In
Washington. D. C, March 7 The
Kims blll-for repeat "of the coast wise
shipping exemption clause of the
Panama Canal Act probably will be
laid before the House in about ten
days. Democratic Leader I'nder
wood and Chairman Adamson, of the
House committee on interstate com
merce, reached an agreement late to
day to press the measure after the
passage of the rivers and harbors ap
propriation bill, which will follow the
disposition of the agricultural appro.
priatlort hill next week.
While no can vans of the H.. .ise has
been made, It was believed tonight
that about fifty Democrats would
vote against the administration plan.
House Republicans also are divided.
It is understood that Representative
Mann, of Illinois. minority leader,
will oppose the bill as will Majority
Leader Underwood, on the ground
that the Democratic platfor compels
bim to oppose, the President in this
While a rule to expedite considera
tion will be available it may not be
necessary tut both sides are eager fur
discussion. Representative Sims, of
Tennessee, author of thi bill predicted
VYILL INVESTIGATE CHARGES.
Sub-CHiuuittee Taken 1'p Alb-gatlonS
Against Justlcp Wright.
iHv ih Awoditol Fm.)
Washiugton. March 7. Ch:irge.i
against Associate Justice Wright, of
the Supreme Court. of the- United
States for the District of Columbia,
on which impeachment was demand
ed, will be referred, it was said today,
to a sub-committee to Investigate a
In the pending cas of Federal Judge
Emory Speer. of Georgia. The De
partment of Justice turned -the com
plaint over to the House Judiciary
Immorality Charged Agalust Major
Hochler at Furt Terry.
New London. Oonif, March 7. The
defense in the trial of Major Benja
min M, Koehler on charges said to
Involve immorality, continued to In
troduce evidence as to the good char
acter of the accused officer at today's
session of the courtmartial at Fort
Terry. Witnesses Included; Captain
Patten, Lieutenant" te and Corporal
Toler. It Is expected that the trial
will extend through another week at
least. The trial Is behind closed
- Federal Pardon Granted. ;
'CharlestownA W. Va., March 7:-
Vnited State District Attorney W. 0;
Barn hart : has In his possession par
dons, granted recently by president
WllBon to Alfred and A. H. Mooney
and Mrs. Frances Brown, who three
years ago pleaded irullty In district
eourt here t violating the pension
laws. Each Is more than 1 years
old. .: 1
, . Retired Admiral Dead.
i Philadelphia, iV, March 7. Th
body of Rear Admiral Geo. A- Lyon,
U. AS. retired, who, died here yes
terday was taken today to Erie, Pa.,
where funeral Services will be beld-
Admiral Lyon -was 7 years old.
EARLY ACTION ON
The Democratic State Kxecuttv
Committee 'will meet in Raleigh on
Tuesday night at 8:10 o'clock In the
Senate chamber, the call for the meet,
ing having been Issued for thta by
Chairman Charles A. Webb."
The committee is to select the time
and place for the next State conven
tion, the fixing of a common date for
precinct meetings or primary elec
tors for Ktate, congressional, judicial
and fitatn senatorial nfflres and ths
election of delegates to county conven
tions on a common date to- be fixed,
delegates to the State, congressional
and senatorial conventions to be ap
pointed. This is the general routine of work,
but beyond this is the matter of in
terest In the election of a State chair
man to succeed Chairman Webb, who
will resign' his position, having been
appointed United States marshal for
the Western District of North Caro
lina. Among those wlvise names have
lieen mentioned for th position are
ton; Thomas D. Warren, of New
Hern, and J. X). Carr, Of Wilmington,
There had been talk also of Mr. Cam
eron Morrison, of Charlotte, and Col.
V. M. Pearsall, of New Bern, but
these gentlemen have stated that they
are not candidates for the position.
lor Thomas 1. Warren.
Concerning Mr. Warren a special
from New Bern to the 41a per, after
speaking of Col. Pearsall having
withdrawn his name, says:
"Thomas D. Warren, one of New
Bern's-prominent attorneys,-lias also
been mentioned as the probable se
lection of the executive committee,
and the withdrawiiy" of Col. Pearsall
gives him a much better showing as
to outsiders und those not familiar
with conditions, might think that
where there were two candidates
front ci neplftct, h;UihrA juight ,,b
a ieeung 01 antagonism netwern
them. - - - ,-
"Mr. W!arren 'was interviewed
shortly after the News und Observer
correspondent had talked with Col.
Pearsall. Hesald that if the com
mittee Saw jri fo'gfefeernmr-tw1 ftti-tiw
office that he sould perform the du
ties to the best of his ability. He
Is making no light for the place, but
It Is understood that he has strong
backing and Is a formidable candi
dal for the office.
Tire possible re hetiet- -of ft- New
Bern man as State Chairman has
awakaned a deal of Interest In this
city and the matter Is being fnllv
discussed in all publlo places ana
ther esult of the meeting next Tues
day wtll be awaited with much inter
est by the local public and also the
cltiiens of other parts of the county.
For J. O. Carr.
A special from Wilmington to this
paper says as to Mr. J. V. Carr:
"The "friends of J. O. Carr, Esq.,
or Wilmington, reel that he hus an
excellent chance to be elected next
Tuesday. They say thS the chair
manship logically belongs to the east
and Mr. Curr has been a consistent
supporter of tho Governor and also
of the two United States Senators.
This makes him the logical successor.'
they claim, especially since by reason
of his long experience In politics he
possesses those qualities which fit him
particularly for a. position of thin
kind.' He has taken part In many
conventions, has served on the plat
form committer, and at all times has
been a consistent and persistent fight
er for the Democratic party. He Is
president of the Democratic club of
N w Hanover county
anr te one-Titf
the leading attorneys bifoi ths Wil
Mr. A. W. McLean.
Mr.- A. W. McLean, of Lumberton,
who has tatedtfiat-be-dlft-not dexlre
thep osition unless there was some
especial creed for lilm to accept liim,
stated a few dnys ago that he would
later make a definite statement, after
conferring with various Democrats
over the matter. A statement from
him Is expected on Tuesday morning.
Carr alul Mclshn Don't Talk.
(Sjwrlil to The w isil obwrter.t
Wilmington, N. C March 7. In
terest in selection of' chairman of
mlttee, at Raleigh. Tuesday, was ac?
enled'-4lay iryTw?ir-( J--CJ.- OUt-
to the city after a week in attend
ance upon Peth?r Superior Court at
Burgaw, and the arrivujtjf A, W. Mc
Lean, of Lumberton. on professional
Both were asked for developments
with reference to their respective can
didates for the Mute chairmanship,
but each declined to talk.
It waa generally conceded iiere to
night, however, that neither Mr. Mc
Lean nor Mr. Carr will allow his
name to be considered for the chair
manship of the committee at the
meeting Tuesday, if there ts any other
candidate who really desires th hon
or. ORIQlV.8 IX PRACTICE."
'-Buzzards" 'win By Hard Hitting
From" Yannlga ns."
ilkMcial to TUa Kfwi kist Olaemt.)
Fsyetteville, March1? 7. The first
practice game of the season was play
ed this afternoon by the Baytlmore
Internationals, a team picked try- Cap
tain Egan, styled, the 'liuxzards,"
winning U to i against tltb "Yannl
gans," headed by Scout Steinmann.
The Orioles showed up well in hit
ting, but sore arms and lingers
brought complaints from, the play-
ers. . Egan and Kuth led In hitting.
The wind was rather - high and
against the hitters causing bard hit
balls to rail into waiting hands. Mc
Kinley pitched for the "Yannlgans'
and Massona for the "Buxxards."
PROHIBITION THE ISSUE.
That Precipitates Fight "Among Drai-
ocrats or Texas .
W lis ISMtunl rnml
- Dallas, Texas, March 7.- The con
test within, the Democratic party in
Texas, with prohibition as th Issue,
took definite shape here today, when,
at a conference of leaders o .that
wing of the party opposed to the en
actment of drastic liquor laws, plans
were perfected for the nomination at
Fort - worth, on April 14, or canal
datea for governor and other .State
officers In practically .the same man
ner as that adoated by the faction
favoring prohibition several - week
tSktritl U Tbe Sm Kud 01er )
Elon College, March 7. Trfts Stat
championship in college basketball
seems to be an absorbing topic In
athletic circles Just now, especially In
view of 'Elon's and Wake Forest's op
posing claims for it. So fur KI011 has
not set forth her claim to thai honor
and distinction In any extended way,
preferring for the season to be over
Tirt TTig aunt Tr eletiT away N'ow nines
there are many demands from various
sources for a definite statement, it is
herewith given to the public.
Tnere are three ways to compute
the championship with all colleges
In this and other States; with State
colleges only; wufh the colleges which
have played two games with each
other with reference to the champion
ship, Ijut not more than two names.
By all three of thee; , methods, the
showing of Elon ihperl)." Taking
the method of comparing all college
games In all States, Wake Forest
played fifteen games and won eight,
making a percentage, of A62; Elon
played fifteen and won nine, making
a percentage of 600. Within the State
with "North Carolina colleges. Wake
Forest played eleven and won seven,
making a percentage of 63t; Kloti tied,
thls'record. playing the same uumhej
of games and winning the same num
ber, her percentage being 6J1. '
Further, the Wake Forest corre
spondent said tharf Wake Forest had
shown superiority over every team she
had played with, but this can hardly
be true, since in the game on the
Wake Koresl floor between Elon and
Wake Forest the locals won by the
skin of their teeth, by one point In a
contest which the nn-lookers hud al
ready conceded to the visitors; where
as. when the return game was played
here, the Baptists were never in sight
of victory uml were defeat. fl 'by' Ave
points. These. .slwid tuts would indi
cate thilt the superiority lies with Kion
In reference any claim of Wake For
est for the championship. Elon ad;
mlts thl Wake Forest had a fine
but she conlends that the record
shows that she is entitled to the cham
Three of the colleges In the State
have voted it to Elon, admitting that
her Quint is superior to any in the
State and agreeing with the Elon
sympathizer that Wake Forest has
the next strongest team. These col
lege are Trinity, Guilford, anil th
A." ami M,"Carollna has not been con
sulted on the matter but since Elon
defeated her on her own floor. 11 Is
likely that she too Would vote that
way. It must also be remembered that
F.lon ulavpri her two Grumes with Car
olina while thut tem hud Its main
strength of full varsity men and be
fore Tandy und Edwards were ruled
off by the University faculty Wake
Forest played w ith Carolina after her
quint was materially weakened, and
.n.-i otiKht not to flKtire in the State
hariipionshlp, unless a third game was
granted each of the claimants.
Itaskeiunn enthusiasm is n
high because of the line record the
Elon quint has made this year and the
supporters of the game are willing
19 fiui me nig live nere against a
similar number from any Institution
with sure confidence of victory. The
growth of the team here In two years
has been phenomenal and the highest
point of efficiency hus not yet been
reached. The Klon Rymmisiuni floor
Elon expects In put out a winning ag
gregatioi next sea won also.
PRESIDENT WILSON' ;l.TS
JiEWLPAlIt OF GLASSES,
Journeys To Philadelphia To Hate His
Oil lnc Ao1iitf(l Vif i
Washington, D. C, March :. The
President was lilted with a new pair
of glasses and spent sotne time among
the crowds on the street before he
returned to his train. As he stepped
aboard his car a voice from the crowd
calledr "How are yuur eyes. Mr.
"They are uood enough yet to see
mmiy things," riejtEpitedaTj d tits
crw.d laughed. .
The President whs necompanied
only by Secretary Tumulty, and while
he spent some of his time on the
train reading news reports and men
sages as to the situation in Mexico,
no statement was given out at the
cunenjmon 01 uiw niv'.
THE STATE PRESS
Executive Committee Will Meet
In Raleigh. Tuesday After
noon of This Week . J
Xotice has been sent out t th
members of the North Carolina Press
Association by Secretary J. B. Slier
rill,' of Concord, that there Will be a
meeting of the executive committee
of the association in Raleigh on Tues
day afternoon at 3 o'clock.
The president of the association
Editor Clarence Poe of The Progre
ive Farmer stfttes that the meeting
will be held in his office, the purpose
being to fix the time and place of the
next annual meeting of the associa
tion, and for the consideration of
such other matters as may b neces
The members of the committee are:
3. B. Sherrlll. Concord; II, A. London,
Plttsboro: It. K. Clark. Ktatesvllle;
B. H. Vsrner, Lexington; D. T. Kd
wards. Kiuston; James H. Calne,
Prussian Print to America.
(Br II .UamUud Pmm.i
Berlin, March 7 Prince Henry, of
Prussia, sneaking tonight at a din
ner. said his forthcoming visit to
South America, merely was to see the
countries. If, however. It should con
tribute toward improving the already
excellent relations existing between
Germany and ' the South, American
republics, this would be a gratifying
4 secondary result of the visit
Ik olSJS Laj- Wit'-.-
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TWO VltWS OF STEAMER fPOZCa IM CZ
Wl 'BUVer- tlW' W 'wtflter 'IWK'tlift'
year at sea (but net iiiih;,,.Jj4i(s.jh(re
lieen 1111 unusual "number of w fecks
from stornis, but Miesniers which ply
In northern waters are reported to
have caught In the" ice and frozen
fast .Kuch-a..fatc. Iicfcll. I he.rl,ug.jiavaJI;
tug Potomac Another case was that-
Countries of South America
Ready To Sign, Peace Trea
ties With United States
' Hr Uie AfHoctayid Vm 1 v
Washington. D. C, Munli 7 -SeF
retary" Bryan and Sir Cecil Spring'
Hlce, British Ambassador, today dis
russed details or a peace troatry -swh-H
lar to those which Mr. Bryan already
has sinned with thirteen countries and
to which Great 'Britain hits assented
Xhe Secretary announced be ex
pected soon to sign similar treaties
with Argentina, Chila. and I'ruciiay.
while Brazil also hHd begun disvus
sion of dctjillK. The trentles provide
for the submission to an International
cannot be settled by ordinary diplo
matic methods- Instructions to Dr.
Uomu-Lo S. Naon, Argentlutr. Minister,
to sign the treaty are understood .lo be
onjbe way. while Chile may be ready
to sign early licit week. T'ruguay,
It is said, will not be far behind the
two other South American coun
tries. Thirty-three countries up to dste
have accepted tl) treaties in princi
ple. None fif th.ise signed have yet
been approved by the Senate. Ureal
Britain bus gone further in endorsing
the llryan "Peace plap" than any
of the .oilier grejUiiaUons.ojrjii
rope. although the terms of a por
table convention have not been filially
ttOWdrrf.Ttre Nethertarfrts pft
Which It; used us ' basis for the
'treaty with Orent Britnm. di itot
contain' a provtston that hostilities
shall not be entered into during the
period of lnvcHtiCHtion.
BATVM.MIIP AT II ITl.
State Department Fears 1-Yes.li Out
v break la Coimtry.
lilv tl, Axw'latad ?m 1
Washington. I. C. March 7 or
ders to the battleship South Caro
lina, now ut tiuantonamo. Cuba, to
proceed Immediately to Port Au
Prince, gave rise today to feae that
fresh revolutionary disturbances had
occurred In Haiti. -"
The South Carolina had JuM reach.
pd t;uantanmo from Port An Prince
when she wiis ordered to return. It
WUH explained, however, that the or
ders were simply prec&uti4ii,tr and
that the State Department had de
cided It would Ve unwise. In view of
the newness of the present Seanior
government, toleave the Itsllinn capi
tal without an American warship. The
Nashville, now st Port Au Prince, his
been ordered to tjuantanamo for gup
BROW NS DEFEAT JACKSoS VILI f)
Work of Hugglns ilvs" St. Imuis Na
tionals 3 to I Aictory.
IBr lb Aswrlilnl
St. Augustine, Fla., March' 7 The
clever work of Miller Huggltis, man
ager of the St. IxMJlo Nationals, ifcv
his team the victory here today over
the Jacksonville ( Fla.) South .Uln.nl ic
League team, 3 to 2. In the eighth
Inning, with the score 2 to 1 against
the Cardinals. Huggins secured a base
on bails, stole second ami scored on
Butler's double. Butler scored a mo
ment later when Miller singled. Mug
gins scored hiii team's other run" in'
the first Inning: '
Score: K. H
' Bryan to Speak., J
Washington, D. C, March 7. Seiv
retary Bryan Ueft tonight for Spring
field, Mass., to address th 7. M. C A.
ther tomorrow. s ,
' ; ;
wmeriiwnrrjr -rr r.' pmntingwui, 1
loiMS overdue at beuisburg, .. H..
the southern coast of ( ape Hretuii.
Four of the crew were picked' up tiff
the ce near lioiiln Island.' according
Trade Commission Would Reg
ulate All Business With Five
Million Capital or More '
til) Ut AMMH!UItl I'tft-k. )
Washington, March 7. An effort to
conclude hearings on the tdmlnlsira
tion anti-trust bills by March 17. will
(-he uuido r.irthe ITiuire jrioIcTary' TonF
mlttee. Recording to Chairman Clay
ton. Several Democratic members of
the committee conferred with tho
.chairman today as to the general anti
trust situation and ns to the proposal
that tentative bills be combined Into
a single measure for . presentation to
the House. Some members have pk-
diwsiii liifnctiiiii with the proB
ress of the legislation and an effort
will lte made to hurry the procram
Th trade 1 oi;:!iiiNHiou bill vlrldally
has been completed by the sub-com
mittee but Will b a subject ( con
ference with President Wilson and
Atlorney-tlenenil McKeynolds and
oUimitiee inenihei's before It Is Iniro
The hill iiroviU'W for a trade :oni
mission of three each at 1 10.000 an
nual salr, with all the powers of
ine present tiiireau of corporntions.
t-nnne ine original Clayton bill, it
make no u-Hlc. referem to the
commissioner of cortoratlons as
member ef the trade commission.
' ThP"bfM 1 appiiea i'trfTrtt rof Doriirlorts:
Joint stuck coHiiiitiik'i and (mhiuvuIm
conioinniioiM n-iving it capital of
f:.M0.00t or more. Imloiislng to such
classes of such concerns us the com
mission may determine. B demies
capitalisation as property or corpora
tions without referring to stocks and
The commission, under I lie bill
would make reporls ut the instance
of either house of Congress, the
i-resKietu or the DepHrtinent oL-Jus-
tlee. The reports to Congress would
be made piibllo but the question of
punitcity or other reports, inasmuch
as tney might affect pending legis
lation, perplexed the committee. As
it stnnds. this Is left to the direction
Of the commission.
The bill gives the coinmisslon full
power to make for any coporalion
"such adjustments of business as will
avoid violation ut the. law." This
point still Is suiiiect to advice from
the Attorney Oeneral. It also pro
vtdes that while the comniisslun'may
he appointed immediately" the time
in which the mandatory provisions
of the law shall become oneratlve
shall not be ulntil sixty or jriinety day
ill, .71 II, !-J lUllflll.
IXTUIK'SJtf D' IX)ST BtiAT.
W lliulngtoii Men Sto kholdcrs In
Cmuiiiy Uwiiliis Cluiroiuane Tow
ispfdil Tin .Vim m! Owmr. '
Wilmington, March 7. The Charlo-
magne, Tosw, Jr., which .press dis
patches report sunk tiff Seitide Park,
N. J;, yesterday, came to Wllmlngtun
from New York three or four weeks
tuio a:i first boat of Southern Hleam-
ship Company, formed for purpose of
operaimg steam" line between Wll
mlngton and . Be'.tlmore and New
York. The sLw,.ner brought - part
cargo of coot "Ptw days later boat
jert xaar-rc5tt with argo of lumber
croHS-tlea, and It was announced
thut slitf wouid not return to Wll
RUSH HEARINGS DfJ
inttiglon as controversy bad ariseiThl!tnMer--the President In tli settle.
with regard to insurance on steamer
iiwii viMiiiiiK lioriB luuiil 01 purloin.
No other boak has-been put on In
place of Tower. Several Wilmington
men are stockholders in the company,
(i'has. W. Morse waa president of the
WON'T STRAIN CONSCIENCE
Sees No Need of Free Tolls To
Promote Water-Borne Traf
fic Between Coasts; Says
He Erred In Former Vote
ing Wilson's Stand
Washington, D. C., March 7JHup
resentatlve John 11. SiuMl, the ouly
member of the North t'arollna dele
gation who voted In favor of frea 1
tolls at the rlnal jiasiaaKe of th 1'ana
nia Canal Act two year agnrwTlfba
one of the niemberA'T.if the House who
WaT not have to strain his .conscience
in, Supporting the .President In repeal
lug the '.free tolls provision. In the
statement Mr. Small disagrees with
the attitude of the Nationu FUvora
and Harbors Congress, which Is ac
tively distributing propaganda against
Mr. Small's statement is as follows:
"Vessels engaged lu, our coastwlsv
trade have at present K luouupoly.
Kverey vessel engaged In this trad
must be built in the I'nlted States
and licensed under our laws andbe
HH AimitIi jii v.m.l in ev.oy tmpirl .
I sin not criticizing' this policy, t anv
.merely presenting it as showing the
advantageous position iwhich theyoc
copy. Tf r " .
Again the Panama Canal "Act pro
hibits ships owned by the trans-con-tinentul
railroads from engaging In -
innuence or coniroi. 10 mis must oe
added the provision in the same act
to Compel the railroads to promt
with the water carriers and give
through IiIITk or laimrg.Po"Trntr
ducts may be shipped to or from the
Interior on either coast for trans
shipment by water. Thus will be con
summated a profitable, co-ordination
between the railroads, and water car
riers. - "Su ly 4 bis 4Hmrly--of -eae-eoaitt-
wise vessels and these privileges as
sure to therri every advantage In the
use of the canal to which they could
properly lay claim. It has been de--monstrated
thnt vessels engaged In
trade, between the Atlantic and Pa
cific coast can pay the toll charges
and yet receive a freight rate which
would be profitable and st the sanio.
time effect a considcrnbM reduction
from the present all rail rates. Under
these circumstances It is exceedingly
doubtful whether, shippers und con
sumers would receive the benefit of
the toll exemption If granted.
"This exemption, of 'toll, would- be
in effect a subsidy. Inexcusable and
unjustifiable. IT only vessels nt thn
I'nlted States ijiayenK.itg !nthut
trade, and if their indc pi-fuleiice aa
water carriers is assused, and if these
vessels can pay tolls and yet charge
a profitable freight rufte, substan
tially lower than the present rail
rates, then it would bo a gross eco
nomic wrong to present them with
the 'additional advantage of exemption
from tolls. If this exemption is an
unnecessary subsidy, then it would
violate one of the ba.-,lc principles
. m 11 I l......,.,rit ill 1 1 J ' t V
XTT TtTt lrIItH-tTt fc'i.-
"But there is another reason mr
the repeal of this exemption srftil
clently controlling to be considered
separate from all other arguments.
President Wilson said in bis address
to Congress that this exemption is "rt
plain contravention of the treaty with
Ureal Itritain concerning the Canal.'
known as Hie May Jaunceforte treatj.
'fills expression 1s very- hlf,h authority,
but, men who think for themselves
will Insist upon having an .opinion o
their own. 1 present a few brief ob
servations upon his phuMi of tin ques
tion. 1 confess that . I us of Kh
npfnton when tlii,sib'iiMt wan under...
consideration in M12 that this ex- ,
emptioiL woijd nto.'iolaU our treutj.
but f liMve ViifiSW'OT Ija
afaiafcVsrr.4fMJaQl In. cim-
nection,. with the 'iuytoh-liulwer
trentr which is superceded, together
with the official correspondence be
tween the representatives of the two
countries, and I now have reached
a different conclusion. Having no de
sire, however, to pose as ( authority
on international law or our treaty ob
ligations. I may add that of the
numerous public men of our countrr
who have expressed nil opinion that
the great bulk of them agree that this
exemption would violate the spirit and
letter of our solemn agreement with
Oreut Britain. P.ut upon a question ut
honor between two nations the Presi
dent under thee onstltution is charged
with tho duty1 of considering and ad
judicating all questions of foreign pol
icy. He tells Congress anil the coun-,,
try frankly th:tt this exempt ion con
stitute a. voiv serious haiidicapy In .
bis dealings with tureii n government.
' "This condition raises. the question
fur above the plane of partisan pol
itics. It ts an appeal to the patriotism
of the country ajnt should be potent
With citizens of all parties
,"l cannot close Kis statement with- -out
adverting to rlie attitude, of the .
National Kivers and Harbors Con
gress, who from their headquarters in
this city are prosecuting a propa
ganda in opposition to the repeal of .
this exemption. Other waterway or
ganizations may have taken like po
sition, but no other has come to
attention. The attitude of the Na
tlonal Kivers and Harbors Congrest
may be creditable to its seal for wafer- .
way transportation, but' it will not
receive the approval of the country,
and Its position will ultimately' injur
the cause for which it stands. Thla
is not a question at this time of pro- ?
moling waterways, but it is above and
beyond that; economic policy. , It Ms
a question of whether p w-111 confer
an unnecessary subsidy upon our ,
coastwise vxwXls ajid whether we will
violate our treaty obligations and
ment of vexing international .prob
lems" ' -
"I am pleased to respond to your
request' for an expression regarding .
the proposition to repeal the provis-
(Continued oa age Fburteea,)