BOTH MILES AND BLUi
STATEMENT ' |
GIVE BALD FACTS
Tbeir Assertions Come t>$
a Sudden Blow to
Washington. Keb. ?.?This coun.
try la.la no duur of balm Inraded
by a hostile ration. Our cosst da
fenses are equal to any In the world
tha Dardanelles not excepted. Land
ln? o? an Invadtnc Amy of to4,?o?
??n .'tn this country would be an
Impoesibltlty and tha United, States
will never Hand tor conscription.
This statement, made before the
house military affaire commit tee to
day by Lieut Oen. Nelson A. Miles,
knocked tbe props from under the
certainty of thoee who have con
tended tkat tbe UmltM statea baa no
artsy aad nary and tkat tbe Vcalacr
any other boetlle enemy could
march across our country with little
?r bo apposition. .V?v; ::-f K
Admiral Blue, speaking for the
naey, followed General Mllee. A*
mfrat Blue sali: ?
"The American aary could reach
the Paolfle coast before a foreign
enetsy," W ' ?
The stattnenta of theee two war
rior? are just tka opposite to
la claimed by Secretsrle? Daniels ^nd
Garriaon. But e^ery one
rltoa ^M tof sctu?a know4s4#s ot
condition* In ?l?h*r of the
aerrlee. Tbeyf'fJ* depending upon
"What aome officer baa told (hen or
-what Uey hpvo tMo In Uw nowspa
pera .-Both Admiral Blue and Gen
eral Ml.ee are soldiers. They have
teen serrtoe In the ^ianks and thnr
teetimony today had more weight
with the committee than all the dok
umenta and oral statements filed by
the war and navy departmenta.
Admiral Blue said the Panama
canal wo?Id enable tbe fleet'to *eaeh
the Pacific before any fleet could
croae the ocean. He urged'purchaaf;
oi mAny anti-aircraft guns, aad op
posed 8 pea ker Clark's suggestion of
oae year enllsUpMts. JT v /.
General MP.ee declared conscrip
tion would not work In the Olnlted
Statpe. : ^
"If 500,000 men were landed on
either ot.ocr coasts, and we were
not able to r^ise ruougk men to
drtTO tfiem out, Z would want to
move to aaother country," he aald
Coaat fortifications of the United
State*; General Miles aaD, were <?
qual to thoa* 6f any place In the
world, not exempting th* fofUflca.
t lone of the Oardanellee. Hoary
guns on battleahlpe had failed en
tirely to show thelc effectlveneaa
during the Ruropeaa war against for
. -vn.: . ..V
? ? soncat.
? Br mutual consent Mr. Coi
? ml and myself have dtssolvd
? <?u-partnership and I fisrs open- ?
? Ml tar market oppoiHte Billion ?
? Bros. Co., West Main s(re?t. ?
? Yoar ps Irons ire will Tie ?MatLit ?
" appreciated. Phon? 740 lor any *
? thin? In Be?f. Port or Sausafe
ono k FORTiacuE
i-t-iu-r* ' .... \
MB. HOBART BOBWORTH
supported hr Jane Norsk and
In a brlljlanl ud dramatic
r.tory of so?l?ty and the elan*
IV SUreeMful plat Snd
eniHe price of n
Waab1tt#toj?. Fab. 9 ?Lieutenant
Governor rfaothtrldge ud I; W. 1
Hlnea, of Rocky Mount, are hereto
Invite Pr*aldani Wtlao? to stop at
tkat place ahould ha make a trip
aouth to Inform the people on pre
paradneaa. CongToaaman Pou will
taka tha two North Carollnlana to
the White Hons* tomorrow whae a
formal Inrltatioa will' be ?*tended
the Prealdeat. The president told
Mr. Poo time ago that If he
decided to maka a trip loto tha aoath
ha would maha at laaet one atop lo
bla d U trle t and that either Raleigh
or Rockjr Mount would b? the place
honored. Ha will probably tall tha
vial tore tony>rrow whether he haa
given up tha nope of mating another
swlae around tha otrcttit It U ho
llered that ha haa abandonad tha
TO GIVE BENEFIT
FOR CIVIC CLUB
at New Theatre Tomorrow Night
Bj Local Talent- '
A benefit performance tor the
Washington Civic Club will be given
at IM New Theatre tomorrow night.
In addition to aome extra good pic
ture*. the foll<f^lng program will be
rendered by homo tafanf:
go o. Mra. D. M. Carter.
Solo. Mra. a M. Campbell.
Duet. Mis?*-* Helen and ^Francis
art and Kva Hackney.; /
Recitation. Mra. Harold Waah
wn?.'' j; '"--J V''.j
Dance. Misses Mary Baughatn and |
l_da Tucker. % ' ??*? tf' I
Danoe Mlaa Lizzie Hll| and Har'-J
CONDITION OF MR. McLFAN
lb 8LKJHTLV IMPROVED!
Lumberton. Feb. 9?Th? phlat
dans at ertfing A. W. Mct>an. Mat.
ed at 9:30 laat uight that his con
dition waa allghtly improved* over
yesterday. He atlll remains delir
ious, otherwise condition la very
Laat night at 7:40 MaTClia Black
wood. an old n-gro woman, of high
character, while engaged In remov
ing clothe? from a line In the.yard (
at her home near the union atatlon,
waa Bitot by aome unknown person,
the ball from a platol entering her
bgck and passing through one luog.
Attending physician says her condi
tion Is erttid^ >
MherllT Wlndlcy Left for Chicago to
Bring Rack Wonutn Who le '
Accused oC TlK(t, 'JiSf
Armed with extradition papers,
which he aecursd 'In RaJeigh from
Governor CraigN Sheriff Wlndlay k ft
yesterday for Chicago to bring *>aok
to thle state a Oypay woman who.
H la alleged, took o*?r $1.000 from
her "fatker-ln-law. Bit, Miguel, who
Is at present stsying I? this city.
Sheriff Wi*dl>.received notice of
he fget that .the woman waa being
alfi? . .tr>. / town b.yonrt Chlr-co.
Mlgu?? Attorn.jr. ?I one* l?ok
?t?p? to i?cure the tMcuMrr taprv
RI hSIASS AUMtl ok THU
MHIRKSHIVJt IN MUCIA
Berlin. Krt. ?. Th. Rnmltnn ut
the afCTMalre In O*llotn
tod?r'e ?t.tem-nt b)
TO OTIS & CO.. OF
Price Includes All tli? Ex
pen?e of Having the
Waahlaptoa townahlp'* MO.
ooo road bouds Wtr? sold j??
trrday for 981,000 with ?ccruorl
Interest trota PAnury I and
rcpmaee ooaaeeted with the
preparation of the bowl?, paid
This is reported to be the high
est premium erer brotght by
towMhlp bond* under the pret
est Mt la the State of North
The bonds were purchased by
Otis * Co. of Cleveland, whose bid
was several hundred dollar? high r
Lhan the closest competitor. A tele
gram was sent to the firm Monday
afternoon by the commissioners, not.
Ifying them of the fact that th- lr
bid was the highest. Ballllestlon of
soeeptaoee was reoelved yesterday.
Considerable elation Is lett over
the sale of the bonds sod the excel
lent price obtained for them. It Is
understood that a township In Pitt
?ounty recently so!d its bonds below
MRS. M. J. KUGLER
lOghty-Thlnl Ve?r. BarUI at
' Old Howe In New Jtrwry.
Mrs. M. J. Kugler die* at the
home of her daughter. Mrs. L. L.
Knight, West Main street, Wednes
day, February 8th. The deceased
wan the mother of Mayor Frank C.
Kugler. of this city. Dr. Oeo W.
Kugi' r and V. ?. Kugler. of Phila
delphia. She was tho widow of Geo.
W. Kug er. long Identified with the
lumber Interest In this section. The
deceased was In her eighty-third
year and has always enjoyed good
health until her recent illness. She
will be burled at her old home. Wood
bury, N< w Jersej^__.The body was
sent there today.
22,000,000 II>1-K ACKKH OF
LAND IN THIS STATE
liKwton Rianton, of Cleveland, Dis
omeea the Subject Before
North Carollm Clab.
Chapel Hill. Feb. f.?"North Car
olina's Twenty-Two Million Idle j
Acres." was the subject for discus
sion at the regular meeting of the
North Carolina club here Monday
night. The dlacusslon #ks kd by
Lawton Blanton. of Cleveland coun
ty. Mr. Blanton took, up his subject
under"four headings: First, state
ment of facts and figure? la regard
to thla Vtot area of waste land; sec
ond. why this tkat area of wast<
land t third, far-reaChlng conse
quences of sueh a condition to tU*
state at large; and fourth, how siia.l
such conditions be improved?
Mr. Blanton * paper was in part
based up*?- the folio wing facia:
"Sevenly.one per cent of ?11 *bo J^nd
la North C%iro.lna 1? a wilderness at
Jdker aorea. Twamy-two million mws
ara in broett-eedge. scrub pine, and
Mr- growths, aad only bine millions
are in cultivated aad pasture land?.
9*r wast?, area la more than 4au
bie our cultivate* area. There (s
-rough Idle land In the state for
n w ? farip famlMee, allows
Wlr-t? a**? to>ch family, and ra
serving 60.000 aores In each ooud'jr
for woodlot nabs ivV#3* <+
(to bis Wrvant)- Now. ??srrj
this picture to the eshtbltlmi ?.n*
mm picrure 10 iue ?uiu??'"
but l* fur lb. i?l?r ? W
qott. dr? r*< *?????? Oft. tkat ? ?I
right 1 11 pit oil old -Kll?
WHO'LL BE THE RIDER WHEN THEY'RE SADDI.ED?
?8t. Raul Pion?*r Pn
TDM1 HELD H[(T MDHTH
WAS HOSTESS YESTERDAY
TO THE SILVER CHAIN
Mri. Fanner T. Phillips was hostees
to the "Silver Chain" of the Chrls
t Ian church yesterday a f(er noon
from S to 6 at her residence on West
8?feond street ? number of ladles
were present and aU had a most en
joyable time doing fancy work and
chatting. - Dellcloos ^refreshments
?The Baltimore Kid" Nabbed By
Local Officials Last Night. Said
to be Old Offender.
'With something over sixteen gal
lons of Hquor In his possession,
Reeves WVlght, colored, better known
as "The Baltimore Kid," was nabbed
by police officials last night as he
was trying to bring the stuff Into
town. Upon being searched, he was
also found to have In his possession
at .38 revolver and a pocket foil of
The Kid had the liquor dropped
off at Bunyon and hired Phillip j
Keys, colored, to drive It lh to Wash
ington for him. The officers were on
the Cratch for the couple and when
they appeared, arrested the entire
outfit. A hearing will probably be
held thte afternoon.
This Is the Kid's eecond offense,
he'tolng also charged with having
recently shipped a box of liquor Into
the city labelled "dlshss.? The po
lice also claim that he has repeated
ly violated thA law In ths past.
i ' _
TO HOLD BANQUET
land MiKuni Am Pbuurtnc tor Bi?
Bn?t mak Brrw to Act
Local member? of the Sons ?( the
AmrlM Revolution are pluming
for a bU ""-tt-IMt-Itlr'l '1 1" If*
held on the event?*rt February *"
T be place-?111 be announced later.
The program tor til* ooeaelon ha*
been partly arranged, (t will con
met of ten ftre-mlnote apeecko o?
revolutionary ?ubieot?, Includln?
prominent nan and event? Fruit
H. Brraa will a?? aa toaatmaater.
AT THK JOtW TnRATRB TOKlOJTt
The New Theatre will kava tonlihl
beat three real <lran)a<
kave had for Mm? time
?t "Tke Bridge ol
MATTER BROUGHT UP
AT CHAMBER OF
Question of Having Rate
of Insurance Reduced
Also Brought Up
The question of reducing the key
rate of Insurance in Washington and
making this a "second class" city,
was one of the principal topics
brought up at tj?e regular meeting
of the Chamber of Commerce last
Upon the suggestion of F. J. Ber
ry, Captain Leach appointed a com
mittee of three?Dumay, Berry and
Bowers?to Join with a committee
from the Board of Aldermen and
appear before the underwriters at
Atlanta in the effort of getting the
local rate reduced. The committees
will make the trip after the new Ore
alarm system Is Installed and other,
W. G. Prlvette, county superin
tendent of education, appeared be
fore the Chamber with the announce
ment that prelTlratlons were already
being made for the annual com
mencement of county schools. He
stated that this event would prob.
ably be held on the last day of
March, although the details have not
yet been worked out. Captain Leach
appointed the same committee which
helped In the work last year to as
sist In arranging for the commence
ment: Oeo. "T. Leach, E. R. Mizon
and William Ellison. ^
Mr. Prlvette also stated that while
Washington might have thought that
there was a large attendance at the
commencement last year, that num
ber would probably be doubled this
year. His statement brought up
considerable discussion as to the bast
wajrto provide for this large bom
ber, but It wis generally agreed that
accommodations could be found Tor
A let of resolutJors ot reap ct m
KIM Helen Kotle? and Mayor
Kufler were peaaed fcy the Chamber
tr*? tha death of Mra. Kuglcr. tha
majror'a brother, who paaeed away
Kt'NERAI, or MRA. WATSON
WAS RBM> TMTSKDAY
O reel Title, fob. ??Mra. 8. Joae
Watfdn died at * e'eloek Monday
tilfbt at tha home of Mr. W. O.
Prultt. In Weel Oreemrllle. The fu
neral eerrloee were held *t 4 o'clock
yeeterday afternoon and tke l?ter
meot will be In Cherry Hill earne
Mra Watton waa hern at I-eoOJ
Caatle, Rockingham county. In 1MI,
and kad far itxtr-eoweo year, been
a eoaalatent member of the siMko
diet charch- Oae daughter. Krt. W
? D. mitt, wltk wiiom eke i
FOWLE, BERRY UNO HODGES
^ JLBOND ISSUE COMMISSION
(By Eastern Press)
New Bern, Feb. 9.?If there was
a prise offered to the North Caro
linian who could show beyond a
question of doubt that he had the
longest nam? of any man In the
State, D. *E. Henderson, one of New
Bern's well known legal lights would
doubtless be able to walk away with
all laurels, in fact he could probably
win without ev*>n making an effort
and might .be able to drop a dozen
or two letters snd still be in the
Wh?n Mr. Henderson wan very
young, probably a week old, his
proud father called in all of his
brothers for the purpose of allowing
them a glimpse at this Infant prod
igy. So Impressed were each of the
father's brothers with the child that
each and every one of them wanted
the new arrival named after him and
him alone. In order not to show
partiality, it was decided to nsme
the lad JackBon Eseklel David James
Nathaniel Sylvester Willis Edward
While Mr. Henderson does not of.
ten have time to use his full name,
this In fact is his correct title and
it is this that has led his friends to
believe that he has the longest nsme
of any man In the State.
Light and Water Commission Auth
orises lllg Cat In Charges for
At the meeting of the Washington
Light and "Water Commission, which
was held last night, steps were taken
to reduce the charges for light and
power in Washington and putting
this city on the same basis with Wil
son, which is gonerally conceded to
be the cheapest city for electric
power In the State.
A minimum rate of flfty cents for
each meter connected for lighting
purposes will be charged and the
meter will be ten cents per k. w.
with tho following discounts if paid
by the 10th of the month:
"" From $ 2 to $10?10 per cent.
From 910 to $20?15 per cent.
From $20 to $30?20 per cent.
Larger amounts will receive pro
portionately larger discounts.
A minimum rate of $1.00 main,
trnance and Investment charge for
heating and cooking rates will be
charged for each building connected
and the meter rate will be three
cents per k. w. with no discount.
But 10 per cent will be added If not
paid by the 15th of the month.
Rates for power meter were also
ordered to be reduced and will be
five cents per k. w with The follow
ing discount if paid by the 10th of
$ 5 to $10?10 per cent.
910 to $15?16 per cent.
$16 to $20?20 per cent.
$20 to $30?25 per cut.
$20 to $50?30 per cent.
Larger amounts will receive pro
portionately larger discounts. If
any bill Is unpaid on the morning of
tke l?th, the connection will be dle
*,crt'n?rd and no discount allowed.
t.a txlra frx ol M C ??Ul bi col
fee te d for cut off and on.
AT NEXT MEETING
Adrleery tanlttM to CVmntjr Cone
mlMkMN Will Ba Appointed
At March MmUh.
The coanty commlaslonari dadd
ad yaatorday that tha d on-parti nan
adrlaory commit taa to act Id con.
)a action #lth tha board ratatWo
t bo aapandltora of tho $10,000 bond
laaua, would not ba appotniad natil
tho March moating of tho oomialaj
atoara It to aipoetad that by thai
tjttl?, tho m a m bor? of tbo board wiv
B tha boat maa t<
Resident? of Both City and
Country Appear Pleased
At the muIod of the county com
mlssloners yesterday afternoon. Jobs
B. Fowle, F. J. Berry and R. B
Hodges vere appointed members ol
the Washington Township Bond Is
sue Commission to superintend the
construction of roads In the town
ship and supervise the expenditure
of funds. The commission will serve
When the action of the board be
came known throughout the city to.
day, the public as a whole appeared
to be highly pleased with their se
lection and many expressions of sat
isfaction were heard. It appeared to
be the sentiment of prmcticslly ev
eryone that the commissioners would
have found it an exceedingly dlffl
cult task to appoint s commission
who could fill their position more
capably than Messrs. Fowle, Berry
and Hodges. 8om? of the expree
s'.ons voiced this morning were aa
Geo. T. Lesch.
"The commissioners made a line
selection. 1 am confident that every
member of the commission will do
his utmost to see that the good roads
work In Washington township la
carried out so as to give the best re
E. L. Stewart
"Very good, indeed. I*tf confident
that everyone else will think the
A. M. Dismay,
"Both city and country are rep
resented on the commission by men
who are known to be absolutely
honest and trustworthy The seleo
tlon was an excellent one."
O. B. Wynne.
"I think everyone in the country
should be pleased with the commis
sion named. They are all well
known men and T am sure that they
will serve to the satisfaction of ell
Will lain Ellison.
" A better commission could not
be appointed. The people oaght to
be extremely well satisfied."
B. F. Bower*.
; "1 can't think of anyone who will
Have any complaint to mske over
Judge RU^hen C. Bragaw.
t "I do not believe that too much
can be said In commoadlng the
cd^nty commissioners for the excel
lent judgment they displayed In se
lecting Mr. Fowle. Mr. Berry slnd
Mr. Hodgee to serve on the road
; commission. They are all three
| Ideal men for the position.
Mr. and Mrn.^tmei Henry Harris
announce the marriage of their
Mr. Lindsay Carter Warren
on Thursday, January tke twenty
seventh, nineteen hundred
Washington, North Carolina
No announcement? sent in the city.
Bubacrlb* to the Dally New?.