HIE DAILY N*WB PRIKT8 MOKE LOCAL NEWS THAN ANY OTHER PAPER IN THE STATE.
WASHINGTON, N. C., TUESDAY AFTERNOON, FEBRUARY 8, 1?18.
HI SEWER OIK
/ERGIL SHOT AND KILL
ED BY MELTON JONES
IN PI LLEY'S STORE
I hooting is Said 10 Have
Been Result of Friendly
On* of the moat cold-blooded
murtKra that has occurred in Beau
tort county in aome time took plaoe
when Melton Jones, colored, ahot
and Instantly killed Vergil 8mlth.
alao colored. In the atfcre of L. R.
PUley near BroaS Creek Swamp.
Jones made his eacaipe Immediately
after the shooting and. haa not been
It la stated that there were aev
eral men In the store and that Jones
and Smith had been drinking con
siderably. They started wrestling
and Smith downed Jonee. "^The lat
ter got up. dusted himaeir*ad a little
while afterward, left Ihe store. He
returned -In a few mtftutre with a
ehot gun under his arm:
"You done hurt me when you
throwed me on the floor and I'm
geing to kill you." he ia alleged to
have said to Smith. Without any
further words, h* brought ths gun
up to his shoulder and . before the
cfbrr men coultUlaterfere. he fired,
riddling Smith with bullets.
IXITItJn JIlAlr" ' '
IN THli PAMLICO
Millions of Fry to be Placed la Thin
?ad Other Rivera by Unit**
States Fish Commission. ?
A great number of young shad fry
will . he placed la the Pamlico river
ia this section. It is stated by the
North Carolina Fisheries .Commis
sion. Cape Fear. Trent and Neuae
rtrrra are alao to be roatooked. The
United State# Government will five
the fry. send a floating hatch
ery. the former coast anrvey ship
Fish Hawk, up the strestna for the
purpoao of distributing the Uttle'flsh.
The ahad industry wtll become sev
eral times more Important and prof
itable than now. It la predicted.
"For several yeara." says State
Geologist Joseph Hyde Pratt., "the
varjoua sections of Eastern ^orth
Carolina that were not under the
Jurladlctlon of the Fleh Commission
have made application to the United
Btatee Bureau of Fisheries for young
ehed to be placed In the rivers.
Theee requests were not granted, as
atated by the U. S Bureau, for the
reason that the Federal OoVcrnment
nought not to be expected to aaeiat a
section of a State to build up a car- '
tain flahlng industry that those sec
tion* were not willing to protect and
conserve. Since, however, the crea
tion by the General Assembly of the
State Flah'rlea Commission. the U. j
S. Ruresn has expressed Itself aa
willing to asaiat the 8tate Commlv
-'on in every way poeelble to foster
end Increase* the flsh< rtee of the
It la presumed that the fry to be
brought to the Pamlioo Will com?
from the Kdenton hatchery, one of
the largest In the country.
? *> ?4th Chapter
tdiamond from thk sky
Rhpert Julian star of "Jewel,"
In a thrilling 1 re<*| drama
"A White Feather Volunteer"
BIMIe Rhodes In Ncitor comedy
Vleter Potel In an Imp comedy
"Wh?n fc??ntr Bu'li lt>"
MATIVRK IlAIM- ? P. M
GIVE UP TAKING
Washington* Feb. 8. ? Presi
dent Wilson has about decided
not to mske another "swing a
round the circle" to eonvert the
people for his preparedness pro
gram. It was stated by men
oloee to tbe^reeldent today that
he had abont abandoned the
Idea and would remain In Wash
ington; and try to convince Con
gress that his program, should
I be, nut through. Of course the
Preeid^K Is liable to change
his mind If h* does he will
visit North Carolina.
MANY IN FAVOR OF
ONE CENT POSTAGE
Washington, Feb. 8. ? Enthusiasm
Is running high among members of
Congress for a reduction in the rate
of postage on local delivery letters.
Since the ? holiday recess many ad- 1
d?Uonal members have ontered the
fight. As a result several more bills '
have been Introduced proposing a
rate of one cent on all drop letters
ip one form or another.
IN THE SENATE
Washington, Feb. 8. ? The Keat
ing child labor bill regulating the
hours of labor of children and pre
venting the shipment In Interstate
commerce of goods manufactured by
children, was sent to the senatfe to.
day and referred to the committee
tt. ts generally believe here that I
the senate will pass the measure If I
It Is given an opportunity to vote on]
Berlin. Feb. 8. ? "A total of 1,
429.171 enemy soldiers to date aro
pi isoners of war In Oermsny," the
Overseas News Agency announoed
today. This it not Inclusive of pris
oners mad? by German troops -and
left In Au^'ria-Hun^try !n ox dor toj
shorten the transport.
ARE TAKING UP
THE GERMAN NOTE!
Washington, Feb. 8. ? President
Wilson #111 take np with his cabinet
lodsy the latest draft or the propos
ed communication which Germany
hopee will bring negotiations over
the Lusltanla disaster to a termina
tion satikfactdry to the United States, j
Official indication or announcement |
whether the .offer of the Berlin gov
ernment Is satts fsetory is expected '
soon theresfter. ?
TAKE PICTURE8E OF
The bomber of pupils who made
90 or over for the fourth month in
6B trade was nine. The ftjpt month
only one tnsde this aterage.
A picture Is taken at the ond of
1 evory month of-these c;.-?tiree. ivVi*"s
ed snd put in 4he room. It has
sroused great Interest and there is
k en rivalry existing among them.
The -following bsd their pictures
taken In a group for the "Hall of
Fame:" Mary B. kittle, Margaret
Bragaw, Sara Charles. Mary 0.
Hland. Lena Hub., Bach el Ricks, Es
'?ej Cherry, Ruth Martin, Msrsett"
f . ?*'V. ' f r~~
few Bern Physician Gives Out
Startling Discovery. Mneti In
terest Is Bsin Taken.
<J?)r Kanlern Pr.w)
N.* Bern. ,r*b. ?.? Or. K C.
, ?. #?11 known lo?l ,
I the I
IS MI 15 II
REFUSES TO GIVE OUT
TO THE PRESS
. IS AT iiiw BERN
Politicians. Claim Must Be
Some Foundation For
(By Eastern Preea)
Nrw Bern, Feb. 8. ? Much interest
Is attached to Judfe Harry W.
Whedbee's visit' to New Bern on ac
count of the tact that he la promi
nently mentioned as a candidate for
Congressman Small's seat in Con
grcea. The Judge 1s engaged in pre
siding ov#r the term of superior
court which convened here yester
80 far he has no statement to give
out either confirming oY denying the
rumor of his candidacy and some
word from him regarding this re
port is eagerly awaited.
It la believed that there la some
foundation for the rumor, for if the
judge had n-o intention of entering
the race, he would in all probability
give out a statement to that effect.
Hia alienee regarding the matter has
caused several local politicians to
assert that they believe he will be a
L-andidate at the next congressional
LEADERS AT MOBILE
PLAN A GREAT STRIKE
Seveu Hundred Thotuuuid Men Would
Walk 'Out If Scheme Should
Be Put Through.
Mobile, Feb. 8. ? A strike of aoven
hundred thousand union coal min
ers and railroad employes la planned
by agents of the railroad men's
Union conferring with the heads of
the coal mlpTs here. They want
PEA VI* FORCES GATHER
ON GREEK FRONTIER
Milan, via Paris, Feb. 8. ? An
Athens dispatch to the Secolo says
French avlaters report continued
concentration of adversary forces on
the Orcek frontiers. Germed rein
forcements are advancing from Ua
kub to the northweat of Glevgell.
freeh German regiments have arriv
bd at Monastlr and Anatrlan forcss
are concentrating around Tchevlk>
vo. A Bulgarian division, says the
fl!apatch flnal'y, has left KustendU
going southward aod the tranafer of
heavy artillery from Nlah to the Bul
garfan frontier la confirmed.
A Number of Com Dl*po?e?) of ar|
' Yeeterdny's K**.k? of
I ho Court.
A bvif aeaslon of the recorder's';*
court wpa h$\d yeft Jday afternoon I
at which" the following ca?e? wervj
7Uum Ilnuglmin, Bpoedlng; 009 U. I
Dave Sermons. Aleck Gasklll, H. 1
Robertson an<J J.' H. LewJa, ln*oxl- 1
cat d; costs.
fcoph'.e Sprulll and Major 8prtiill. J
colored, aseault; costs.
Jessie Moore and Joe ^oy. colors)
ed; Intoxicated; cost*.
Vandy Cleaves. colored, speeding: I
costs ? :|
"THK lUtOKKN COW AT. J ,
NKW THKATRE TONIGHT
06 Account of mleslng express
?onncct!onh. the N#w, Thaatre was
Jnable to prrtent the atrial "The
Broken Coin" laat night, but they
bate gotten In touch with the pic
ture today, ud can atate that they
will certainly show same tonight.
There will alao be five other reels 6f
good comedy and drama. So be oer.
ta!h and go tonight If yon do not
wish to miss qne of the beat aerlnla
,h.< has fcyer been shown here.
In the i
,THE NEW BABY.
? Marou* in N?w York Time*.
FARMING WITHOUT POTASH
NOT DIFFICULT PROBLEM
Proper Breaking and Dialnage of Soil Are the All Im
portant Details for Farmer to Look After.
(By J. F. Latham)
? Wo are asked many times each
day an we go about, "What are far.
iners to do this year for potash?"
Usually our answer is:- "Use that
which the Lord madr when He made
your soil." There Is In our clay
soils enough potash to grow (our I
hundred or more crops. Tho trou-l
ble Is we have not managed our soli I
as(we should. Therefore, the pot
ash in our clay is not available.
Prof. Massy has well said: "The
farmer who has been farming right
need not be alarmed about potash."
Prof. Massy simply meant to say
this: That if a farmer has his soil
well drained and broken deep (and!
any less than 8 Inches is not deep
breaking) and filled with orgsnlc
matter heJ^ll have available potash
in his own soil without buying a1
pound of tho German product. The
question is alfeo asked many times:
"What has drainage, deep breaking
and organic matter to do with mak
ing potash in our soli available?."
ft has this to do with it: In the crea- 1
Hon of things the Creator gaVe Into]
the hand of nature the key to the
soil, and nature has Certain fixed |
law# that must be obeyed, if we
would succeed* but if broken wo j
must pay the penalty. The air Is
on* of the pgoncles of nature that Is
working for us, and when we work
co-operating with nature, It always
| helps us by unlocking the (formantj
i?'aut food In our soils so that It
'5tfclds Itself tip to the needs of ourj
growing plants, and our crop* are j
I abundant, otherwise it locks itself
up against us and wo fall.
| That we have plenty of potash fn
our clay soils, we certainly know.j
| That It 1* not available In suffleiettt
? usatity to make large crop yields^
[we also know; and further we know|
the reason it is not available Is lts|
water-eoaked condition. One law of|
atwre\s that air and water will not|
nf|. so, If a toil is saturated or filled
- It h wster, that is to say if ita W
'd ra!*TTWI WHfMil \JH iro?
fore, there oen be no breaking down
vt the dortflant potash or other plant
food* therein contained. Bat If a
soli b* well drained, deeply broken
and fills* with humus, then the air
(one of nature's agents) penetrate*
that soil at deep as It Is broken and
helps \t> liberate tbe plant food thai
is dormant or looked up therein.
Lime will also help tQ liberal
potash and other plant fooda In aa
sold soli, or, toeaprees It dlgerently
lime Will sweeten i eonr soil. Foi
tasoa, lime ought to be applied
our add soils that hare reaa
Lims Is aot a far
Is not plsnt food of Itsel
~ aot M used a
ficlal effect in acting on and work
ing with the elements already la the
soil In making compounds and pre
paring plant foods , for the growing
crops. Lime alone will not correct
the acid condition or liberate potash
in a water soaked soil or a soil void
Farming In Beaufort county In
1916 without commercial potash and
how much longer we dont know. But
according to Bible prophecy prob.
ably 4 5 years. We are asked if
there is a substitute for potash? No
there Is no substitute for potash.
Potash is one of the distinct, spe
cific, essential plant food elements
and no other elrment can perform
its functions. Nitrogen and phos
phorus are also distinct specific es
sential plant food elements and as
potash have each a certain function
of their own to fill, so ordained by
nature, that each In its own order
shall fill its own function and they
can not substitute one for the lack
of the other.
Lack of space prevents a more
'detailed discussion of this matter.
More will be said later. '
FOUND 7 GALLONS
AT N. S. STATION
Police Found Large Shipment of
Liquor at Railroad Station
| The police captured wtven gallons
of liquor last night at tbe Norfolk
Southern at 'Ion. Moat of tbe stuff
waa In half pint bottles. A negro
was standing close by tbe two pack
ager hat when tbe officers asked him
whether he was tbe owner of th*
-.iqaor, bo^rrltd any V.aow*' ?
being connected wltb It. The oiQ
cors then took the liquor up to po
lice bead q Barters, where It Is at
THR ODDEST 8 TORY
IN THE DATS' FTKWH '
Gary, |nd., Feb. I. ? Cbarlen Ale
became to Indignant wb?n a bandit
triad to hold him and hla friend,
Mlaa Bertha Mayors op. that he
ehaaod tbe rob bar for an hour. Ha
qu't tb?n bacauaa ha eouldn't run
any mora. Mtaa Mayan want on
Bldera J. *. Craft and J. W.
Wyatt asp to preooh ?t ale-re*
o'clock tomorrow morning at tke
j Primitive Bapilal church
WOO .'[UN HB lira
Hisy. Jt UB. flltu
' HAS TO SAY"
Charlotte Man Pay? HI* Keapecta to
?? Secretary of Nary In Vigorous
Term* Before the National
Washington, Feb. 8. ? The nation
al council of the Chamber of Com
merce of the United 8tatea met yea
ferday at the New Wlllard and ap
proved the program of the fourth
annual meeting which began today.
W. W: Watt, of Charlotte, one of
the North Carolina members In at
tendance, today was loudly applaud
ed when ho paid his respects to Sec
retary of the Navy Josephua Daniels.
When it waa announced that Mr.
Daniels would address tho meeting
one day this week, Mr. Watt arose
and told the members that he hoped
the speech would be short. He aald
that no one cared anything about
what the secretary would say, but
would like to know what he was
thinking about. 11 he was thinking
Mr. Watt aald that Mr. Daniels a
few months ago was against a big
navy; he sald?we did not need one,
b.ut today he la clamoring -for tho
largest appropriation In the history
of the government.
C. OF COMMERCE
Expected That Some Action Will Be
Taken to Secure Factories for
The Chamber of Commerce will
hold a regular meeting tonight &t
which several matters of Importance
aro to be brought up. It is expected
that some action will be taken on
the suggestions voiced by Edward
W. J. ProflUt, who appeared 'before
the Chamber recently and that an at
tempt will bo made to secure some
small factories for Washington.
Every member Is urged to be
present. Tho meeting will start
promptly at eight o'clock.
"HOOPS, MY DEAR!"
IN STYLE AGAIN
Chicago Style Show Brings Oat De
sign ? That flmndmothw
UMd to Wear.
Chicago, 111., Feb. 8. ? From Chi
cago tonight messages of hoopi and
hoops and more hoops, and short
Jackets, and tight bodices, will be
flashed to New York, London, even
to Paris Itself.
Beginning tonight, Chicago gar.
ment manufacturers, hatters, mllll
Qers and Jewelers will stage for a
week, 'Nothing to Wear but Clothes'
the clothes extravaganza around
(which Chicago's 1916 spring style
?how revolves. Pretty girls from the
Chicago Orand Opera will wear the
A peep behind the scenes today
showed that some of the skirts tend
ed toward hoops and ran down over
the ankles after bring worn almost
up to the knees all winter.
The chlnollne skirt too, was on
the Job. They were worn In fabrics
such as failles, taffetas, grongralnu.
and ' fit rn'*T">rd'n??,? and serge* for
* *1* ? '? ? I'-. 1 * ?
qulsette tulle, and chiflon combined i
with flimsy laces and the snuggest
bodices in materials of different tex
tures and colors.
EDITOR IH HICK; HAB MUMPS.
3. L. Hoim, of Rocky Mwmt,
to HI* RmI WHh m
(By Eastern Prate)
Rocky Mount, Feb. 8. ? J. L.
Horn*, editor of the Rocky Mount
THifllM. I* eottflned to bit hon?
with a dandy attack of tha mump*.
Whan teen this moraine. Mr. Horn#
stated that ha waa having a twell
Una, even ll la wae tick.
A Conundrum. .
ikJ a alter enry a rk*4
*00 faatT Be?au*? ft la con
ON ACCOUNT OF DEATH
Or HIS SON BY A
Delegation From the Civic
Club Was Present With
?r. Intimated th.t the m.t?Tr "
UfM. ?m, before
T?Y r'"'"r,d "ctloV
y ID? board were as follows
iZsz r be ',iow-on ?>?
cae month's trial.
promt, X "iC"? ru'nnl^Tt
0t "" >**i d,..lr(^ *??
"d the ^..vrT+JZl
Be"x. Jono?, Dudley and
Buckman vot??d .. ?
Vforrla I ? *Dd Arc*?bell.
>iorri8 and Carty "yes " tk.
;er wa. defeated "
!",d d *110?I,'"f*?Ufh.*
s?r - <w
5. That the city market And all
6- That the board do evArrthin.
rib?r ,o ?
*ke?. ?? ,le'ln"? ?''?>"
T_ That proper receptee, b.
I'i 'or 8art"?? and refuae.
? Tbi.t0 V "n"*rT ???'?e..
Clean a w ? be '"!Cld''d for
-'...H ,? Th? adT?
-ated the laet week In February.
Due to the lllneai of hi. mother
Kugler wM unibI, to '
preynt at the meeting an! c. M.
"-f; *cled " mtyor.A letter
, " Z ,rom Mr. Ruder, urging
" pfio1 room. In the cltr he
made to clo.e ? . h00r D?,
?o fie ab*rae~ of the city Mtorney
:s;:t w" uk8n *? -
A committee of realdenU from
Charlotte Mreet appeared before the
board, objecting to building on the
extrnalon of th.t itreet. The ansa
Hon aw. referred to the rtrwt com
After the dl.cu.alon of ?T.ral
matte? Of minor Importanoa, the
SuDacrlM 10 llw 0?I1? Ntw.