North Carolina Newspapers

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No. 120
35th YEAR
Secretary of State Bryan Tomorrow
Will Announce Change In
Nation's Constitution.'
Will End Contest Begun In First
Constitutional Conven
Tlon Itself.
Washington, May 29. On Saturday
of this week Secretary of State William
J. Bryan will officially proclaim the
fact that the Seventeenth amendment
to the' Federal Constitution, provid
ing, for the election of United States
Senators by direct vote of the people,
has been ratified by three-fourths of
hp StatM and ia from this timn an.-9.
part of theflrgank; kw. . j
Tt; 'm i . i r I
t!iirtohiitltutional convention itself.
It will bring to a close the more recent
contest begun 30 years ago to amend
the Constitution and take from the
Legislatures of the State the power to
name Senators.
This proclamation will mean that
within six years not one Senator who
has been elected by a State Legislature
will hold a seat in the upper branch
of Congress. It will mean that one
third of that body, whose terms expire
on March 4, 1915, will be elected by
the people of their respective States.
Also the proclamation will be the
signal to the satire sisterhood of States
to overhaul the present local election
laws and make it possible for candi
dates for the Senate to have places on
the ballots. It will, too, be incumbent
upon the States to provide proper
safeguards for the popular election
of their Senators.
Not only that, but many States will
be compelled to readjust their nomi
nating machinery. Legislative caucuses
will be no more. Senatorial conventions
may be held, of course, but the primary
system will ulitmately prevail through
out the Union. Under the new amend
ment no nomination at alt is required
of a candidate who wishes to run for
the-Senate, but it will be a ratv thing
for an aspirant for the Senate to make
a race without some party organiza
tion behind him.
Probably the first Senator to be
elected by the direct vote of a State
will be the successor to William P.
Jackson, of Maryland. And this prom
ises to ba a historic precedent. The
many phases of the Jackson case have
been and are being studied by leading
lawyers in the Senate, and the action '
of the State in finding a means of carry-1
ing the amendment into eflect will DC
watched by the entire country,
There is only one other case now
existing in any way parallel to that of
Senator Jackson. That. is the mix-up
over the seat now held, by Senator
Bacon, of Georgia. He is holding office
by appointment of the Governor of
his State, his term having expired on
March 3. His Legislature meets in
regular session in June and it must pro
vide the machinery for the election of
Senator Bacon's successor.
It is a matter of great gratification
to Secretary Bryan that he is privi
leged to proclaim the new amendment.
He has campaigned for 20 years for
the direct election of Senators and it
sow falls to his lot to officially announce
to the country the ratification of 'a
measure that embodies one of his
most cherished policies.
Originally the Secretary intended to
make the occasion of the proclamation
a ceremony. He has reconsidered tnat
idea however, and will on Saturday I
sign the state document in the presence Association of Elks to be held
of only a small group of friends who t Wiimjngton on Thursday and Fri
have stood With him in his long fight ;day of ncxt week
for the reform This party will include of Io(J
.Senator Borah who led the amend- Th anrf o Frid
ment fight ,n the Senate former Con-' be ,
gasman H. St. George Tucker, who rf ant,ere(l
urged a asnnar amendment wncn ne
. .u. u.. u
wu a iiiciiiui vi i hi iiuuic, aim iwpic
tentative Ruckcr, of Missouri.
The Seventeenth Amendment is the
"., .
stHutton within the oast year. The
first modification of the organic law
since the Curil War period was the rati-
fication'tftV Sixteenth Amendment,
providinglor the levy of an income
tax. This was proclaimed by Philander
nt . in Taft'a
Cabiuet ,
As soon as Secretary Bryan Issue.
Ms oroclamation announcing that 36
Spates Jwva ratified the Seventeenth The special train will leave Wilraing
Amendment the Secretaries ol State ton at night after the close of the fes
of the individual States w 10 be officially tivlties and will reach New Bern about
advised that after that date all Senators
must be named
their people.
by the direct
te of ;
Mccarty left $30,000
Estate Will Go To Prize Fighter's
Widow And Daughter.
'Chicago, May 29. Luther McCarty,
the heavyweight boxer killed in his
fight with Arthur Pelky at Calgary on
Saturday, left an estate "worth $30,000,
according to the estimate of- Attorney
V. R. Lovcll, of Fargo, N.'D., who came
here in the interest of the fighter's
The lawyer believes that McCarty
made $100,000 horn his fights on the
Pacific Coast and in the East and his
stage appearances in the last 18 months.
He understands that McCarty was
under contract with "Billy" McCarty,
his manager, . who received in the
neighborhood of one-third of the fight-
ei s. earnings.
"McCarty spent considerable travel
ing and living and I don't think there
is much more than $30,000 left," said
the lawyer. "This belongs to the widow
and the fatherless daughter she has
been caring foe in Fargo for the last
two J Mrs. McCarty still works
in a restaurant there. So far as we
know- McCarty did not leave a will."
Washington, May 29. Congressman
Edward Keating called on Secretary of
War Garrison and urged that Alfred
Brandon, a minor, who deserted from
the army, be pardoned and permitted
to return to his home in Denver to
assist his mother in providing for an
invalid father and husband.
Brandon's case Is one of the most
unusual ever brought to the attention
of the War Department. Young
Brandon enlisted in the army from
Denver and served only a short .time.
His father is in the last stages of tuber
culosis and his mother strips tobacco
leaves in a cigar factory to support her
sick husband.
Brandon, realizing the hardships his
mother was undergoing, decided to buy
his way out of the army and obtain
work in Denver, where he could be
with his parents and help his mother.
He applied to the captain, who ap
proved of the discharge by purchase,
and the application went through the
various ranks and was approved.
When forwarded to the War Dcnart-
ment it wa8 digcovcred tnat Brandon
had not Bervei tne reqUired one year
Mon rcieage may be obtained through
purchase. The application was denied.
When told he would have to complete
a year's sevrice, the boy disappeared.
The boy is anxious to return to Den
ver, where a good position awaits him,
but he fears he will be arrested and tried
for deserting.
New Bern wijj wcii rt)rL.sented
. annual conwntion of the North
tribe to that city
A low late will be
made on thu train for the round trip
and it is expected that a number ot
citizens will go over "and witncssCthe"
big parade to be held on tuat day
The members of the local lodge will
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participate in wis parauc "u
to make a fine showing. They will
be dressed in blue serge coats, white
trousers and shoes and wflh wear sailor
hats around which will be a purple
.band bearing the inscription "New
Bern Lodge No. 764 " Each member
will also wear a purp.e nev.i..
T. C.
ly con
Jackson of Washington, form
tee ted with the firm of F. M.
that place, will arrive in the
orrow and take charge of the
rl. l n:,rl in ml of S. (Villi III
Walter Wlggs Looked Death
The Face Late Yester
day Afternoon.
Thrown Beneath Train
Dragged Over Rocky
Road Bed.
Three accidents whii li have resulted
fatally for the unfortunate victims
bave occurred in New Bern during the ;
past ten days and but for the inter
ference of a kind Providence the fourth
would doubtless have taken place yea-
terday afternoon. Fortunately lu Thursday evening and the large audi
victirnjn this escaped with only a few torium of the school was crowded. Jo,
scratches and bruises and a very bad jts utmost capacity with spectators.
scare. .- -
As- the eastbound train was running
through the city, Walter, the young
son of N- S. Wiggs, road supervisor for
the No.folk Southern Railway Company Spring" by a school chorus, Kev. M.
on this division, rode alongside one of I B. Pattishall led in prayer. Vhe ad
the coaches on his bicycle and grasping j dress of the evening was made by E.
one of the guard rails on the steps ofjC Brooks, professor of Education of
the car, allowed the train to pull his , Trinity College. Prof. Brooks spoke
wheel along the street. There were j on "Laws of Childhood Development"
several people on the platform, in- and his address was both entertaining
eluding a Journal reporter, and they
mn nner.
against riding in this
Ur.... mtn r-iifl mi'iemur aim vvesi ami man iuu.y
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nHnnlif.n tr, t lli'tr w.unmps and Con- I
tinned on down Hancock street. Be
tween Broad and Pollock streets, lie
front wheel of the bicycle t tr. ck sou e
Obstacle and the rider was thrown in
the ground, almost beneath the hravy
wheels. In some manner his body
lodged between the step and he was
dragged over the newly ballasted road
bed for a considerable distance. He was
badly bruised and scared when extri
cated hut the fact that he was caught
between the steps probably saved him
from being crushed to death.
A number of people saw 'he young
man fall and in their opinion Ids escape
from death was little short of miracu
lous. There ia an ordinance prohibit
ing all persons from riding ai
of trains and automobiles in the above
mentioned manner and violaters of the
ordinance are not only risking then-
lives but put themselves in a position
to be placed under arrest by any officer
of the law.
A hobble skirt, an automobile and
a street car formed a combination
that came near producing a serious
outcome yesterday afternoon shortly
after 'ix o'clock at the corner of Broad
and Craven streets. As it eventuatci
however, nothing important happened
beyond the smashing of the fender
of the automobile by the street car.
Car No. 6, Conductor Gwaltney,
was hitting it up at a lively clip headed
for the depot. A lady in a hobbl
skirt was crossing Craven street diag
onally from the Southeast corner of
Craven and Broad, 'illiam Smith,
colored, was driving one of J. W
Stewart's automobiles down Broad
street tow., r !? Neuse river. ,
The lady, the street ear and the auto
mobile might have all three met in the
middle of the treet but for some other
things that happened. Motorman
Gwaltney when he ,iaw the automobile
coming applied his emergency brakes
Smith appears to have been undecided
as to whether he should try to get
across in front of the ear, try to make
the corner into Craven or stop before
reaching the car track. He chose th(
latter alternative and put on his brake
But instead of stoppong before reaching
the track he came to a halt stftUn-ly
on the track. HoWever, the car-had
almost stopped when it ran into the
automobile. Had the automobile becia
three feet farther away the car would
not have touched it. Smith was
or less shaken up and frightened bu
was not injured.
It is an ill wind that blows nobody
any good. But for the mix-up of the
automobile and the street car, the lad
Commencement Exercises
To a Close Las
Prof. E. C. Brooks Ol
College Delivered
Annual Address,;
(Special to the Journal)
Dover, May 31. The commence-
m,.at exercises of the Dover High
School came to a close this evening
with the exercises of the Primary De
partment. The commencement began
A careful estimate places the number
present at one thousand, and there
were probably more.
After the singing of "Come Genial
and instructive.
This address. was followed ty an in
tnimcntal duet by Misses Kjae Car-
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'! he eveningwas brought to a close by
he singing of that patriotic song
(Jn Friday morning tournament
was held on' the school grounds. A
number of Kftcresting events tookv
pi l e during the morning among which
-.v potato races, bicycle races, etc.
Tiic following are the various contests
and the winners:
Contests and Prizes.
Tennis: best couple, nice str.iw hat
to cadi, awarded by Goldshoro Lumber
Co'c. store, Prof. W. G. Gat i and
Nathan Rich.
100 yard dash: $2.0!) hat awarded by
G. V, l'i hardson; R. S. Tilden.
."'J j (rd bog race: pair .rr man's
slipped awarded by Marvin Daugherty;
K. S. Tilden.
75 yard potato race, 1 holes: box of
cigars awarded by W. R. Kelleyj Prof.
W. G. Gaston.
Broad jump: two dress shirts awarded
by H. K. Daugherty; G. V. Gaston.
High jump: nice umbrella awarded
by llli Machamson; C. ,C. ( room.
Three Hying jumps: box ol cigars
awarded by C. H. Haddock; Will
Rural route race on bicycles: swing
ing lamp awardeil by W. A. Wilson; W.
A. Wilson.
Ladies' running race, over 17 years,
40 yards: pair gold cuff button- awarded
by T. J. Rouse; Mabel West and Winnie
Girls running race, under 17 years,
50 yards: pair of shoes awarded In
Hawkins Si Griffin; U. Richardson.
Bpys running race, under 1! years.
50 yards: a silver dollar awarded In
Dover Athletic Association; I .ill (Swell.
The Baseball Game.
In the afternoon the Dover Baseball
Te.iin and the Richland 1
Team cros. c 1 bats. This game was a
thriller from start to finish and was
well attended. The Richmond boyi
played a stiff game but were no match
for the locals fnd were defeated by a
score of eleven to seven. This con
cluded the prograsi for the day. At
8 o'clock the big a ulitorium in the school
was again filled to its utmost capacity
with interested spectators who Inn
come to witness the play, " The Raci
Horse Belle"- which was given by the
The cast in the play performed
their respective parts ejeverly and the
piece Was greatly enjoyed by ajl who
were present. ......
The progrSm rendered by the. Pri
m.try 'Department, tonight consisted of
recitations, choruses, drills, solos
play, "Crown Hps" and an operetta
"Cinder Maid." As on the previous
nights an unusually large number were
present and the program was greatly
enjoyed by all.
This commencement his been one
of the mot.t auspicious in the history
of the town and will ever In reniethlMSted
by those who participated. There
have been many vinii.,rs here during
the week and the town h.c had a gala
appearance. 1 term just closed has
been one of the most successful In the
history of the school and the superin
tendent, teachers and pupil, will for
the ncxt few months take a much inede.l
President's Brother To Manage
Bonding Co.'s Baltimore Office.
Baltimore, Md., May 31. Joseph
R. Wilson, of Nashville, Tenn., brother
to the President, has accepted a posi
tion with the United States Fideltiy
and Guaranty Company, and, will
come K Baltiomore to live on Julie 1.
John R. Bland, president of the com
pany, said that Mr. Wilson would be
assistant manager of the company's
New York office and manager of the
promotion and developemnt depart
ment of Baltimore.
Mr. WiUon is a newspaper man, and
assisted in the publicity end of his
brother's campaign for the Presi
dency. For several years he was city
editor of the Nashville Banner, and
resigned that position to enter the ser
vice of the United States Fidelity and
Guaranty Company. He was an un
successful candidate for the secretary
ship of the United States Senate in
John B. Petteway was named as
postmaster at Jacksonville Thursday
by President Wilson.
Chicago banks begin
Chicago, May 29.--Attcmpts to hold
C. K. G. Billings, banker of New York
ind Chicago, responsible for approx
mately 85,000,000 due to the failure
of the John R, Walsh banks, the Chica
go National and the Home Savings,
have been begun in the Circuit Court
Stockholders who brought the suits
charged that Billings' negligence as a
director permitted Walsh to operate
schemes which led to the wrecking of
both banks.
The amount' lost by the Chicago
National Bank is placed at $3,500,000,
and the Home Bank losses at $1,500,-
000. -
The demurrer of Mr. Billings is on
file attacking the sufficiency of the al-
egation and asking that the other
directors be made parties to the suits.
A plan to accept $152,125 frasn Mr.
Billings in full stetlement of his lia
bility was prevented by an order of
udgc Tuthill, who appointed W. C.
Niblack receiver for the banks. Ar
guments on the suits were set for next
E. J. Watson of RiverdakC engineer
on one of the locomotives, of, the Roper
Lumber Company, was seriously in
jurcd yesterday afternoon at 5:30
o'clock at Barr's Siding, near River
dale. He was coupling s.ime.lug cars
and in some way was caught between
them, his left thigh being badly crushed
The Roper Company quickly rigged
tin a special train and with Dr. Joseph
V. Patterson on board sent down for
the injured man. He was brought to
the city and carried to Stewart's san
Itarium. Drs. Patterson and Jones
there made a careful examination of
the injuries.
It is thought very probable that am
putation of the leg will be necessary.
Final diri ion of this will be made this
The Worth Orchestra, which has
recently located here has been engaged
to furnish the music for the com
mencement of the East Carolina Teach
er T.-aining School.
Via f
Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Co.
$1 25 Tickets sold each Sunday,
limited to date of sale. j
$2.85 Tickets sold each Saturday
Utd for forenoon trains Sunday," limited
to reach New Bern returning prior
to midnight Tuesday following date
Noah Lee and Sheppard Taylor
Must Face a Higher
Violated Law By Having Several
Gallons Of Whiske? '
Their Possession.
Noah Lee, white, and Sheppard
Taylor colored, of Arapahoe were given
a hearing before Justice of the Peace
S. R. Street yesterday afternoon, oni
warrants charging them with violating
the law by having more that one gal
lon of whiskey in their possession.
Journal readers will remember that
Lee and Taylor -were arrested last
Tuesday just after they hacf emerged
from the Southern Express Company's
office on South Front street and a
package consigned to Taylor and which
contained four gallons of whiskey was
found in their posscssiou.
It turned out that Lee had signed
for this whiskey and according to
Taylor's testimony he had ordered one
gallon for him. Lee stated that he
had only ordered one gallon and that
the firm from which he had ordered
the "wet goods" had made him a pres
ent ofK the remaining three gallons.
The hearing was postponed until
yesterday afternoon and the men
gave bond for their appearance. Yes
terday afternoon Attorney D. E. Hen
derson represented the State while
the defendants were wjthout counsel.
The two men told practically the same
story as that related when first placed
under arrest but 'Squire Street decided
that this was entirely too improbable
and bound them over to the next term
of Craven county Superior Court, Lee
under a bond of two hundred dollars
and Taylor under a bond of one hun
dred dollars." The defendants gave
bail in this amount and were released
from custody.
Lee has been mixed up in previous
escapades iit which whiskey played
an important part and the local police
have been keeping him under surveil
ance for some time. The fact tint Ir
is in possession of a government li-
ense to retail whiskey is known to them
ind they carefully observe his move
ments on his frequent visits to New
With the exception of the hardwood
floor which is to be placed in the build
ing, the mammoth casino being erected
at Ghent Park is complete. C. J.
McCarthy, one of the local owners of
the park, informed a Journal reporter
yesterday afternoon that the order
for this flooring had been in the hands
of the lumber dealers for several weeks
but that they had failed to deliver it
promptly ton account of the fact that
such material is not easily obtaina! !e
However, it is expected that the floor
ing will be placed on the grounds thi
week and the work of laying it will
begin at once.
It is hoped that the park will be in
readiness to be thrown open lo the
public by the fifteenth of this month
George B. Waters and J. C. Thomas,
will be in charge of the park and these
gentlemen assure the public the btt
Mr. Waters had had considerable
experience in the operation of amuse
ment resorts and ther eia not the least
doubt bu th U he will conduct the Ghent
Park in such a manner that it will be
exceedingly well patronised. Mr. Wa
tcs will see to it that there is no dis
orderly conduct on the grounds and
all loafers and rowdies arc warned to
"keep off." "This park," said Mr.
Waters, "Is designed to fill a long felt
want of the people of New Bern and
only the patronage 61 the best people
is solicited."
The park will be oen for inspection
today and those who go out will be
tendered every courtesy. Cold drinks
will be sold on the grounds today
Colored people will not be allowed to
enter the grounds from this date on.
the nark being exclusively for white
. -
Thinks Those Over 27 Should Pay
Premium For Freedom
From Matrimony.
Colonel Ed. Green, Son Of Hetty
Mentioned As One Of The
' Brazen olfendcr'sT
New York, May 31. "Bachelors
should be taxed. I would be delighted
to see every man over 27 years old
forced to pay a premium for his free
dom from matrimony."
Thus did Mrs. Anita Comfort
Brooks, president of half a dogen clubs
ind well known as a social worker,
take her stand against the men who fail
to undertake the repsonsibilities of
married life and fatherhood.
She also said that a man could well
afford to marry and live in New York
on $1,000 a year, provided he marries
"the right sort" of a girl.
In her statement, which was made
following her reading of Senator John
Sharp Williams' .roposcd amendment
o the income tax measure, Mrs.
Brooks also named several "eligible
lachclors" who should not only be
taxed, but should also be sued for dam-
iges, because they failed to marry.
"Col. Ed. Green, son of Mrs. Hetty
Green, is one that ought to be sued
and the proceeds turned over to the
State," said Mrs. Brooks. "He is the
vorst of the lot, though he would
make an excellent husband, several
imes I have offered to get him a suit
able girl for his wife, but he always
evades the issue by saying .that he's
too busy to think of marriage.
"I think it would be a fine idea to
tax all bachelors over 27 or 28 years
old. After that age a man loses much
of his boyishness. He becomes callous
and settled and forgets how to love
properly, ariH it is hard for him to be
come accustomed to married life after
that age if he has not had experience
'What do you think about Vincent
Astor?" asked her iaterviewer.
"Well," said Mrs. Brooks after sev
eral seconds thought, "he is still pretty
young and certainly is not in the same
cla& with Colonel Green. He still
has some time in which to select a
Mrs. Brooks, by the way, even goes
jenator Williams one better in fixing
the income at which point taxation
f unmarried men could bcgini"6s-
tor Williams left it at $4,000, the point
rixed by the drawers of the tariff
neasure, but Mrs. Brooks says that no
bachelor receiving $3,000 a year should
")e exempt from paying his share. She
onsiders the other part of the pro-
pised amendment as just that is,
$5,000 for married men and $500 ad-
lilional for each child in the house-
Bicarbonate Of Soda Solution Saved
Detroit Engineer.
Detroit, May 30. Thomas McCabc,
a Detroit engineer, who swallowed
10 drams of bichloride of mercury a
week ago, has recovered.
A solution of bicarbonate of soda,
injected into his veins by Dr. Andrew
1". Sherman, saved the life of the en
gineer, who took the poison because B.
Sanders Walker ,of Macon, Ga., said
death from its effects was painlcs
"I believe if bicarbonate of soda is
used in such cases a large percentage
;f them will b? saved," said Dr. Sher
man. "The injections can be made
in any vein. I made eight punctures
in all, the injections being given every
five or six hours. Fourteen drams of
becarbonate of soda In three pints of
"normal water' solution was used.
"The thing of most importance In
administering the treatment is to be
certain the solution is absolutely asep
tic, etherwise the patient would be
killed by it."
After swallowing the poison and suf
fering intense agony McCabe decided
he wanted to live and aided the physt-
ian in every way possible.
Dr. L. L. Dnmeron Elected Essayist
State Dental Society.
At the annual uniting of the North
Carolina Dental Society held last
week at W inuwi-Salem, Dr. L. L,
Dameron ol thit city was elected aa
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