wASHIKGTOMFIKSirg.N a?iWH; FtH8Typj
_____ f ? - ' :v WAfiHIKQfOK,
KIR THAT THIS GOVERN.
MBIT WILL MERELY PASS
(By United Praae)
WASHINGTON?Whit part tfc*
Uultad Btatee wilt pay In turtherlnj;
Oermaaj'a nxceatlDS for peace par
ley I? aa yet undetermined But
the** three biff Idea* toward it are
"l ?d her
ht at leeu to cam
1 to <
hATo to be bacifed by a gtiar
mmttti of world peace.
Tblri?That the United Matea
will not be ?nm$Bd*d In (Ida
On tike whole, aentlmaat her? at
the present la that the United States
ought merely to be meaaenger- boy
for Germany and ?aw on her urojpSa
ala. President WJlupn la yn decried
closest foliowera, how"SVer, Wtiafe
that the nation oaght to kd|*w whM,
the allies think before pkaklot^anyj
more. Furthermore. they aay frank- J
I ly that they bellevp that England
f _ will acorn Germany's oiler, especially
If baaed on the terma announced by
the German smbaaay. which are of
fldaL In these clrrumatancea, Amer
icana course must be cautlona, offl??
m. . , .-1
I,- ^ *_
PARIS.?Baoul Perot, former Min
uter of Commerw*dtocn??In? In the j
Chamber of Doputlea lot evening the
budget for the flr?t three months of
1???. pointed out th*t.Fnmc? wfll
hare Incurred expenditure? of 71,
?00,000,000 franc? (?14.620.000.000
between the opening of hottUltlw
and the end ?t March next, while
Great Britain In the sama period will
have had an outlay ?< 90,000,000.000
Thli ?tatement drew exclamation?
from the Depntle* to the effect that.
"Great Britain 1? lhu? prored to b*v*
collaborated cordially and com
pletely." ' >' ' t
protesting against the legi*
U^w from their, present diitributioo
ist 9>e-Blat? highway?, vers adopted
lei ally brought to the attention- of thc
Washington Chamber of Commsrori, that an effort ? being made by
liuamnbe and aome of - the other weatem counties along the State
Highway to memariaUu-the next General. Assembly of North'Caro
lina' fcrr legislation, the purpose of which will be to dieeat the anto
inobile tans from their present method of distribution, and. have all
of the revenue derived -from thia source applied to building and im
prori?t ?id SUte Highway ;and,
WHEREAS, in the eowid judgment of this Institution, such pro
posed legislation would he unfair, harmful and prejudicialte road
work in Eastern North Carolina, and particularlyAi those counties
which do not lie adjaoent to the State Highway;
NOW THEREFORE, he It resolved by the Washington Clamber
of Commerce, in meeting assembled, that it is the sense of this meet
ing that such legislation ought not to be passed; that it border* on
class, or sectional favoritism, and'is not in keeping with the true spirit
of dAaecreey that is supposed to inspire all legislation in. North
Carolina. Thai the best interest of Road. Work in North Carolina
will be promoted by having the autoMobile tax money in North
Carolina, distributed pro rita among aH K the count!? of thejState,
under the system -now i? operation. We do further urge upon our
Representatives in the General Assembly, to counsel, and vote against
such legislation, and invite aH similar institutions in North'Carolina,
to urge upon their Representatives to do likewise.
SM LOOCES REPRESENTED J
AT HEETUG OF HASGMS
"4fca Most Worshipful OrSnd tO?g*
mm: t &*?!>, Mffc.th? mmtcti?*
rtb Carolina assembled la the
Metropolitan M. B. Zlen char*
for ?eselob of their an
nual convention for* yesterday ?t
OBoa. ** ' ' ."3|
The Orand Muter. Dr. Rv B. Mc
Rary, of Lexington, N. C.. fsllcU?Jta*l
his brothers Id the (aad fortune that
wu their? In meetlaMn the historic
city of Washington, tka horns of the
I lata moat worsblpfal Orand Master.
L. R. Randolph.
There ara mora than 600 lodges In
t hi a J u r ladtction that ara raytaaaatad
by their constitutional represents
Uvea or by proxy. Thar soma from
every corner of the Stele aad till? la I
poaalhlr the largeat and moat repre
sentatlve* body of nsgroee arar aa
aamblad Kara. All callings aad *ro
Dr. C. B. Brown, the efficient Orand
Bseretsry. la looklag after the cleri
cal department of the order tn da
tall. while faithful Abraham R. Mld
dleton la treasurer.
At I o'clock yaaterday evening. Dr.
Ball, prealdlng elder of the A. M. Tt.
ZIon church, preaentad Mayer K. T.
Stewart of Washington, who WSJoom
ed the delegates on behalf of the
city. Rev. W. W. Rollins, pastor of
the church, waloomad them to- tin
church sad losses. Dr. o. W Avtst
o> New ?ar?. respondsd. ? .
The Oraad Master's annasi ad
dress. which la afwaya anticipated
with ? great amount of lataraat. wa?
the beat that has arar keen heerfe
Many eoanaendatory remarks wee)
Heard arar the masterful effort,
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LAY THE FOUNDATION OF YOUR OWN
By T?1fu>? Stock in the
Home Building & Loanf jfl
.. . * ? Tnifflfi
Office |n S*vm?? & Trtut
A NEW SERIES OPENS JANUARY ft 1917. 1
It (l indrpfnd?nt '?( fverv oth??r institution; it '?
J. owned .*1 operated b?*. rfodchoWew.
W. E. SWINbRLl^'Pres. i j ?' ?'?' y4 :?'
JNO. B mkUBQWt J4|c. & Tr?W
?. Mo-,, iq. H. Mt.-,. w. t JK ft.
. Itaenr, c. A. Flm* jr. c. Ku,)?r. im, a. 'trmnw, *?., w. M.
H . P. ?. Bfjff O. A. Tu rnn?*, Jon B. ?P?rtW?. ? ' ?'? ?1 I V.
B BE SON IW
_ Thomas H. Ince's mart1 famous"pro
dPetlOQ, -Wv> Women." -?111 be
the New Theatre tonight.
Though bearing ^.warlike title, It
j differ? from all other war pictures
' for there are no battle scenes what
ever; on the conttary ift-. ^liice has
chosen for hie theme and portrayed
It in the.most terrible and 'frank
manner; the violation and mistreat--^
ment of helpless women during war
The plcturs is in seven reels. In
order to make it more entertaining
and Interesting, Lieutenant' U. C.
Salaman, late of the British Royal
ArtlHery. who has received an hon
orable discharge tvfin the -British
army, as the rdsult of ?hell-shot and
concussion received on the 8omme
front in Franoa. will deliver a talk
on sctual experiences in the trenches.
He will also display a number t?f new
articles now used In modem warfare.
Including the gas helmet. he wore
while an the firing line.
' The picture promtant to .be one of
the most Interesting ever seen hers
and It is expected that a large au~
dlenee will be present to witness It.
0? WAY TO BEAT
ABy United Prees)
-"Raise chickens In
1 If you. would eut the
lying,** said Thoodoro
fieri iotgfr' *
thi pries ot
bat Y*\ fQtialleJ
f *na It la t com
can be produce* at
* "A tow fowls h>
- largely from the
, not only ""pre*.
, but supply ttm
V? M? v
y hai ho
r ?beet an
BERLIN.?If (hrau^B bid for
? U reected by tke SBteate PO?
I at U>1? tlm?. I? la certaia tkat the
Ural empire? ?111 ant take
he Initiative toward t hie en?
Germany hu nut nked itie
power* to ititt ?eace ?>'
According to the American
< nderatandlng. aha baa
the neutral power* tt> lateral
tlona of tke Entente that
Itral Power? an wlllln?
peace, putting It up to tke attlea tor
aevuleeeenae or refaaaL
CLAIMS THAT TRUE IS
jusnncAnoN for the
tBy tmite^i uiai) .
NORFOLK. Va.-jb.tiaAtien for
?high price? of food waa h?Sd out In
Ipart today by Agricultural lOomml?
iloner Brlgham of Vermel before
Ithe Southern Commercial tCangreea
on the ground of hlgkar piicee paid
' the farmer.. He contended for an
rrorymant Is distribution and bet
culUratlon. Tbie. be claimed,
-? 1 maXe condition? rock that the
> fould feed a billion
> Commlaaioner also s
' farmer? wot aot to Hun tor
out more tot'111Ifltxer- .and
materiala with which to*.run
UNCLE SAN PAYS HIS
CLERKS LESS THAN IN 1853
(By United Press) -w . |
WASHINGTON. ? The United
States government now pays its em
}100 less a year than it did
ytfars ago. Ethelbert Stewart,
ilef clerk of tbe Bureau of Labor
?Statistics of the Department of La
Ibor, an authority upon the sublect,
This decrease oomee at a time
[jwhen the cost of 11 vin* has soared
two-fofd and three-fold from the
levels of 1864.
The salary scale of government
^clerks was fixed by act of tttSS.
Prior to this there had been n?-r?gu
llar grad nations In pay for employes.
IA certain numti>r would c*t. Wt,
stane?. per annum. anoth?
?81?, otherir 8S^60 and scf.o?. The
jworfc of Including so many scatter
ing Items in the appropriations bill
vexed the committee who decided in
tint jnear to put aO of the*? in ?
lump appropriation at $140. This
Is an example of the* plan was
[followed In the fliing Of the rates a*
Qtwrussfntal pay to Its employee.
These classes have hot changed I
that d?y save by the creatioa
f lower -grades of pa* Therj were
tloyee ef the fovefiment at Aatl
sphere are ***x
, M tf *o clerk MM W soeh #ot
91JT00 a- yea*. ?Now ciesfcs
he number dl;
C- m the nintrlrt Is
? statistics to haw 1 I
r grade# of the esrtlo*
OYER RATE OE
t Or OOMMKBCS JXOtO
XAJTT OYER THE ACTIOX OF
SOCTH?A STERN TARIFF "
' " ASSOCIATION.
MAY ORGAWZT COMPANY
?" A discussion of the high rate* of
Insurance in Washington and the
possibility of organising a "mutual
Insurance company" her?, were tak
en up at the meeting of the Chamber
of Commerec last night
It was pointed opt that In spite of
the. new water plant. Improvements
In tfet Are department, the establish
ing or a fire limit and other changes,
the Southeastern Tariff Association,
which makes the rates on Insurance
for thU section, bad allowed Wash
ington practically no reduction In the
key fate. A committee was appointed
to Investigate the mutual insurance
plan and will report back at the next
I>r. D. T. Tayloe, Dr. E. W. Brown
and Dr. H. W. Carter appeared at
the meeting and announced the meet
ing of the Seaboard Medical Associa
tion bere next week. Tbe Chamber
voted to co-operate with the local
physicians to the fullest extent in
order to make the convention m suc
Reeoiatlons, protesting the
proposed system of diverting road
tax money to the 8tate highways ex
clusively, were read and adopted.
These rcsolutlona were prepared by
li. Btewart and as
part oT todays paper.
T-ast night's meeting, was one of
the iftost successful that bas been
held by the dlttb In some time, A large
number of members were present
and there appears to be s new awak
ening of Interest In the work of the
organlxatlon. J. B. Sparrow is prov
ing a most efficient president.
AL1JED AEROS RAID
BEI/jIUM war, works
AMSTERDAM.? Tbe Amsterdam
Telegraaf reports that the entonte
allies have made Important air raids
on various parts of Belgium. The
newspaper ssys that a dosen airplanes
reached Zeebrugge, where anti-air
craft guns replied to them vigorous
PAT LIGHT BILL NOW.
Friday Is the last dsy to pay your
light bill. No discount after the 10th.
A charge of 10 cents will be made
for ? reconnecting. Pay now before
ypn forget It.
T?T~t n ?TTtV-a1 T,?'
t THOSE TERMS."
SOU DIM m FRAKCf EXPECTED 10 KJECT PROPOS
SLS THAT WERE NADE YESTERDAY BY GBMAKY
(By United Pre?*)
LONDON.?Tho British people
have already answered Germany's
offer of peace with the words:
"We do not want pcace on
?urh a basis a? la proposed by
the Contra] Powers.'*
This sentiment Is not only reflected
through newspaper comment but also
in the expression of the people on the
streets. The nation is looking to
Lloyd George to frame his answer
today. It jrannot be a direct reply
?Ince it Is hardly expected that Eng
land's consultation with Germany
will be through diplomatic channels.
But the press and the public alike
look to the premier to voice the na
tion's reectlon of any peace based on
Germany's idea of victory. Ger
many's peace terms, giyin out by
German embassy officials In Wash
ington,- are regarded as preposterous
and unworthy of serious considera
Prone? Also Refuse?.
WASHINGTON. ?. Thj. following
stWPBWr lisued by the French em-j
bossy officials here today, explains|
France's attitude toward Germany*?
"Premier Bryan, Rpcakinjc 'or
France In the Chamber of Dep
uties today, said: 'An for u*. we w
are not earl ted over this peso?
talk. We do not tftlnk llio war
will end any time noo?u* * ,
It Is claimed la France that Ger
many's Internal conditions are bad
and that the peace mote on her put
la Intended to take the minds pf her
people awpy from fofrd an4 ??
Turn Down Proposals.
WASHINGTON.?That the K?-.
tente Allies will "conditionally" bnf "
not flatly turn down Oermany's peace
proposals; Is the belief expressed
here today In British diplomatic cir
cles. ^ ;
An Entering Wwlgo.
WASHINGTON.?While the ad
ministration feels certain that Eng
land will not accept Germany's pro
posals. grant importance Is attached
10 Um>? bacauas ot thefart that they i,
may form an "enteriS* wedge" for
further peace parleys.
ENGLAND CANT BORROW
HONEY IN ARGENTINE
(By United Presa)
BUENOS AIRES.?A London new?
paper having suggested that maybe
the allies could borrow some money
in Argentine, English periodicals
published here today say there is not
the ghost of a chance of such a
thing. The Buenos Aires Standard
Indorses an estimate that more than
>73,685,390 pound?, or about II,
868,000,000, In English money In in
vested In teh republic, adding that
the Argentines need more for devel
opment purposes and would be bor
rowing It if times were not so 'tight'
that It is not to be had.
"Of course," the Standard admits,
"England's Argentino bonds might
be transferred to American purchas
Iers but that Is not precisely what our
London contemporary wants."
TRIED TO SQL THE QUEEN
ONE OF HIS WOODEN LEGS
" By JOHN H. ITKARI.KY,
(United Fiwn SUf Oorreanondent)
ROMB. Not. 15?(?y Mali)?How
an American eeleamad tried to Mil a
wooden leg to the Qumb of Italy un
dar the Impreealon that she waa a
Red Cro? nora? waa told here today
for the flrat time.
? Ki. C. 8waln. a braegfdrommar for
artificial limb makdrbf Waahlng
|P. C., had been doing hit beet
order with the hospital,
lttee repreeentlag the Italian
ent. > Juet at he W|a on the
?ergo Of ihrltf the gentlemen up aa
bad protpacta In came a moet charm,
ing black eyed narae and Charlie.
taklAf bearl. eUrted aU erer again
lor her benefit.
"lt> aU a 411 cation of gattlag naed
to It,'* aald Swale "flea, 1 earn apln
arooad on mlae like a toft*' flwaln
anlt*d the action to the word. Por
Rwatn'a beet nam pie waa hla own left
~^e fcfd Croaa nnree waa IMau#
VVHMilr- ftafli Qawotad rc
ery Jrteh of fctrf lttt* of tafk Orer
the mytterlfme and rer'l-.-a
?Mi oi "tie oo.
her much unsolicited Information.
He told her of his climb to the aky
scrapidg dome of 8t. Peter'?. If she
didn't believe It, she could Ask the
guide who had seen his performance
and had received his can}.
Afterward, he' caught up a chair
and danced the "grlxaly bear," glid
ing gradually Into a "hesitation." He
ended hit dancing apre* with a bit
of the "tango.* Appa/enffy amated
and amused at his stunts, the black
eyed nurte made her thank? and dis
appeared. - ?sai1aisr>;
The America* salesman, thereup
on. turned agaia to the committee.
He hiet a thundering storm of wiirfh.
"FoolI Tool!" roared ths chorus of
voices, "didn't >ou know that was
Her Majesty, Elona Que*n'ef VMfyl"
"Holy 8mok4|" sighed
think I had a goldetf opportunity
and used It Ilk?* nlckle-plated oflV"
' Mo)* Urffea Mmi&KW :
A r?imur unToutloa of Mnr?
Ch?W 4MU ko b?l<t looiRbt fa* wk
la th. Royal *<*h Mima. 4. iumr
#111 MIiv* lajoeriiafiy after .-Nka
(By United ftfeas)
WASHINGTON. ? 'the Central
Powers are counting upon netxtral*
to play *n Important part toward in
fluencing the Entente Alliea to accept -
her peace terma, the German embassy
declared today. Whatever terms are
now nuggeeted might perhaps be In
terpreted as what Germany would
like to get?and not what she ex
j pacts. Is was said. Actual poaee
terms aro lens Important now than
! the necessity for gettPng together ?
conference, Oerman Officials here
Whr-at Valu? Plrne? Downward.
CHICAGO.?"Wheat values plunged
wildly downward twice yesterday?
Aral on Account of Germany's report
ed overtures for peace, and secondly,
owing to traders' assumption of a ?
likelihood that the character ? for
discussion would brine shoot an ac
ceptance. Bxtrcme breaks reached
11 1-4 centa a buHhel and transac
tion? amounted to millions of hush
IN THE BArr.T
New Theatre j
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lUttl >t ?:!? MM
than a Bath Robe? Smoking Jacket, Glove*, '
if s and lots of other useful gifts