WE HAVE JUST
the u. s: 1
A new suppl
HG BANQUET WAS ;j?
ENJOYED AT HOTEL
BT THE DOCTORS
eake, ?gare mad clfinUaa.
Mr. Ward artod u toutmutor
and Mrrsd In kle' mil iUdtgl man
ner. Bin remark* vera brltht ind
witty and he kept the dlnere la etw
tlnqoui food bum or. Among the
apeakera *ho war* called upon ware
Pr. Cyrua Tkompeon, of Onalow
county: Dr. Culpepper, of Norfolk;
Dr. Homer, or Norfolk; Br. Lanch
lnshomae. of OreeatlUe; Mr. War. of
Waxneerine; Dr. &??*. of Norfolk;
Dr. Bcttoa, of Newport More; Dr.
Jottee, of Newport Newe; Dr. Hardl
aon. Of Preeton; Dr. SprvIU. of Ool
MUl Dr. Joahua Tayloo, of t*ie
city. and the following local men:
PeMjiin Havens. B. U Stewart. Cap
tain Oeorae Leach and Carl Ooerch.
upward the done of tfc? baoqaet.
Mr. Ward paid a moat nuio* tribute
to Dr. D. T. Tayloo of thla city, pree
?dent of the aaeoctatton. Dr. -Tayloo
L) .r-V* . r, V
her.bj notified and Invited to BMC
1? mj office in tlu Court Uoase 8iu
ttrdar. Dm. l?rd. St M o'clock
at which timet farm Loaa mWi-:
tloa for Bmafort count? will- be or-'
CtmlMd. Tfca chief at tha dlrtelon
Of rural credit*. Raleigh, N. 0.. who
1* working with the National Board
Win ba ho* for the parte? at per
Mttf the organlxstlon. If inter
eatad attend thle meeting.
Too re faithfully.
I. r. UT1UK. i
' Mrs. Florence M. Hudgins Whit
ney. ipd 64, widow of Frederick
Whitney, died tblk morning at 10:15
?t her home on Baet Main street, fol
lowing a long Illness. The fnner^l
?erricef will be held from St- ePter's
Is U Important fir, which wi a''
brought to thle country many yeisri
M? from Scotland. Mr. Charles. 0u
perlntendent of the Light 4 Watei
Company, attended to the erection of
Practically all of the Chrlatmaa
stockings have been filled. All other
details are also being attended to.
Tonight, at 7: at o'clock, there' will
he bald a meeting at the Elke Hall
?t which the ofcolre. the children and
all others Interested In the music
NEXT m IN
OF THE OMU:
of the See
_ the lut
L. R*!f ord , |
A. Cat on.
board Medical I
been in session
| three days, vu
'at the Elka Hall.
hold the next
I The following
elected: ?? ?
President: Dr. KlrkUnd Raft a. of
1st Vice Pres.: Dr,
Sprulll, or Columbia,
lad Vice Prea.: Dr.
Jr., of Norfolk.
3rd Vice Pre?.: Dr.
4th V?oe Prea.: Dr.
Ut 8e?er. V.. *;
Tieasum: Dr. <3ee?ge
of New Bern. f ' \>;
Secretary: Dr. Qattraee Porter
-Jonee, of Newport Newjtr
At today's meeting, telegram of
condolence waa seat toUrs. George
Ben ^Tohnaon, whose husband, one of
I Virginia's most prominent surgeons,
died in Richmond yeslehitay.
The following resolutions were
?O passed: i ^
"Be It resolved thrt * aaanloion*
rote of tharfcs.be extended to the
retiring president. Dr. D. T. Toyloe,
to the members of the profession, to
the Chamber of Commerce, to the
public prees and the citizens gener
ally of Washington and vicinity and
to Surgeon F. C. Smith, TJ. 9. P. H. 8..
and to Dr. J. Howell Way of Waynes
?llle, for their efforts in making this
one of the moBt successful me6tlngn
In the association's history."
CONTEST FOR GffiLS
Recitation Content to be Ifeltl i
Washington Collegiate Institute.
At the Washington Collegiate In
stitute tomorrow night, there will be
held a recitation contest for girls,
known as 'The Plrst National Bank
Contest," to which the public 1b .cor
dially Invited. There will be two
offered, one of flO and the
pother of $5, both being donated by
the First National. The program
wHl start at eight o'clock and will bo
"The Soul of th?. Violin," by Oe- j
"The Bear Story," by Evelyn- Bu- 1
Yenkee In Leve," by Olga Cut*- j
"The Little Brown Baby," by Ma
I "the Merchant ahd the Book
|*l*Ww1liftBMllsB ," by Juanlta War
"Hew Rube PttTbC" by Madeline
(By United Proas)
^ WASHINOTON. ? Ashow-down by the btolligerent countries, bo
cause American rights have been invaded and because this nation
feels that this cannot go on long, is the roal purpose behind President
.Wilson's so-called peace notes, Secretary Lansing stated today.
Mr. Lansing said frankly that matters could not continue to go on
much longer as they had been in the past, 'lie said that the "United
States is drawing nearer and nearer to the verge of war."
Lansing today authorized the following statement a* the real pur
pose behind the messages sent to the belligerent nations and urging
them to define their peace terms:
"Our rights have been invaded and the situation is becotn
^ ing so intolerable that it cattiot go on muoh longer. More
over, our rights are being invaded by belligerents on both
sides, so that the situation becoming increasingly critical.
I mean by that that we ai^fcrowing nearer to the verge of
war. We are therefore enjftled to know what we may ex
pect of the belligerents iinrder that we can regulate our
conduct in the future.
"It iB not our material interests that were considered
when we said the situation might beoome intolerable. Wo
have prospered because of the war, but our rights have been
Lansing emphasized the possibility in Germany's peace proposals.
Lloyd George's speech had nothing to do with the dispatch of Wilson's
not?. ho said, except to possibly delay the sending of it. On this
point he authorized the following statrment :
"No nation has been sounded on this matter. Wo did
not know in advance what Lloyd George would say and there
Was no consideration of -German overtures or Lloyd George's
speech in 'connect* on wi tk. the -formulation of the note. The
only filing -tiiat the..(J|fn^iin proposals did -wa^ possibly to
delay the tending the note for a few days. The difficulty
faced by tho. President's note is that it might be omstrued
as 4 movement for peace and in aid of German overtures,
lie- specifically denies tjiis in the statement itself."
Previous to authorizing the above, Lansing talked more freely than
visual in the same tcnor.^It was suggested to him that the United
Slates was really in no position to stop the war unless the belligerents
themselves, desired to end it. To this he pointed out that in the
event that the United States should enter the war, it would turn the
scale definitely.. Ho also emphasized tho fcelftig of danger that this
country would bo drawn into the war. He also said that thore was
no purpose in fche>mnid8 of the administration to suggest peace.
FUND FOR CHARITY WORK
STILL CONING IN FAST
Contribution! for tho Associated j
Charities aro still soming in fast.
The citizens have boon quick to roal
iie tha worthiness of tho cause and
they are responding in a most liberal
"All of the money raised will be ;
spent" !n helping thosfc of Washing-;
ton's dtikens who may happen to be
In distress. it is a purely local work. 1
STore money is needed and it is hoped
that several hundred dollars will 'bo
raised before Christmas. The ftintf^al
present is as follower
Previously reported ...... I7SiOO
J. "BTBparrow 6.00
;* William Bragaw 10.00
W. Q. Prlvitte >^>0
Caeh . * 1.50
ToUI $98.60 1
Contributions to the fund may be I
sent tp the Dolly News office or given |
to E. R. Mix on.
MR. HARMAN IS IMPROVED
J,- A. Harman. who was seriously
injurod when he fell down the steps
leading to hLs place of business, was
able to leave the Washington hospi
tal yesterday, after being treated
there for two days. Mr. Herman's
condition was considered critical at
one time but he is greatly improved
and It Is not believed that he will
?offer any permanent Injuries.
NOTE SENT TO BELLIGERENTS,
I'ROING THEM TO EXPLAIN
THEJK TEIU1S AND
OTHER NEUTRALS JOIN
(By United Press)
WASHINGTON. ? In making ths
f Irst formal effort to(evolve from the
European war the means for prevent
? ng a recurrence of a similar world
tragedy. President Wilson has acted
with the knowledge that the other
neutral nations of the world will
itand behind him. Having appealed
to the belligerent nations to make
cnown their terms of peace, Mr.
Wilson has the greatest confidence
chat he will succeed In his efforts.
Officials and diplomats in Wash
ington have scarcely recovered from
the startling developments and are
awaiting with gerat anxiety the first
response from the belligerent nations
to the President's nqte. |Cr. Wilson
has mad** It clear wnny tlmee that
he wouM make no sp eh move unices
abnclutely assured of definitely ao
coaiplishlng Its purpose.
Th?re Is outspoken optimism to
day at the German emhassy ovfer the
President's action In sending the note
to the warring nations, asking them
to discuss the peace terms. At the
Brit'Rh embassy, it was pointed out
that Mr. Wilsons' roquest of specific
terms was * matter of ratire vital
concert to Frattce and Russia, whose
territory has been Invaded, than to
Great Britain. They also explained
that the Csar had pledged himself t#
consider no peace that was not pre
dicated on German evacuation of
Visiting Her Pnrenta.
Mrs. Zack Daughtrldge, of Rocky
Mount, Is spending the holidays with
her parents, Mr. apd Mrs. H. T.
NINE RFTEL PROGRAM
11th Episode of
"THE GRIP QF RVTL"
6 Reel TrlftnRlo Feature
"THK PRIMAL M7RB*
Triangle Keystone Comedy
"THJ8 IiOVH OOMVP*
admission . . . . > . sc OM Ms
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E. R. MIXON, President
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LAY THE FOUNDATION OF YOUR OW HQME
By Taking Stock in th?
Home Building & Lqan Association
Office in s*rinf? A Trust Building .
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w. E. SWINDELL, P?e?.
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