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President Wilson Denies Alleged
Snub At Whits House
Those Invited TojMeet Dr. Mullet
Received In Order Of
Their Arrival.
Washington, June 16. The White
House, in an offiicial statement today,
exploded the story that the President
had slighted the members of the Sen--!
ate who attended the reception given
Wednesday in honor of Dr. Lauro
, Muller, Premier of Brazil.
The story stated the the .President
had given members of his Cabinet
precendece over the members of the
Senate and for this the Senate was
"up in arms" and ready to discontinue
all social intercourse with the Ex
ecutive. This supposed anger on the part
of Senators was attributed to the fact
that Cabinet offices are created by
Congress and that Cabinet officials
hold thier places through the express
consent of the Senate. Therefore,
to put a Cabinet official ahead of a
Senator at a social function was painted
as being an affront.
Such pettiness, of course, has no
place in the minds of any member of
the Senate, but it was made to appear
that the White House and the Senate
end of the Capitol were about to part
comapny. ,
The White House statement is as
I There is no truth in the statement
that Senators were snubbed at the
White House reception Wednesday
night by being placed after Cabinet
Everybody was received as he came,
For instance, Secretary and Mrs.
Lane arrived a little late and were
near the foot of the line. Senators
and Cabinet members were greeted
as they arrived.
The story printed today is scandal
ous' and without any foundation and
apparently was circulated only to
make trouble. The reception had
strict regard for things previously
done in the last 25 or 30 years and
there was in this absolutely no ques
tion of priority or presendence.
This was a small reception. The
guests were received exactly as they
have been at the garden parties, just
as they arrived. Of course, in the winter
at the large receptions a distinct order
of precedence would be followed, but
this reception was small and compar
atively informal and all the guests
did not arrive at once.
They were greeted, however, jusV
as they happened to arrive and there
was no question of who should be
first or second or last. The story
of a snub is apparently made out of
whole cloth, for there was no snub.
There are no precedents for small
receptions like this one, so there was1
no violation so slight.
A number of Senators who had
attended the Muller reception laughed
at the suggestion that they were piqued.
They made it plain that the matter
had never occurred to them until it
was read in the morning papers.
Regardless of the fact that the
"slight" is one of no moment, the Pres
ident was irritated by the publication
and the denial issued at the executive
offices was intended to put an end to
such gossip.
During the Roosevelt administra
tion a great fuss was made over a
similar matter. Members of
the Su-
nreme Court insisted that they bad
precedence at official functions over
Ambassadors replied that they should
come first on the theory that they
were the personal representatives of
their august soverigns and were, there-
fore, to be preceded by nobody. The'
Supreme Court won, however, sad
is at the bead of all lines when official field and Mrs. November were rum
and formal ceremonies are being en- maging among keepsakes in the attic
A Mr. Toler who lives in No. Two
T..nuhin wli before I entire of the
Peace S. R. Street yesterday on a
warrant charging him with shooting
at a residence. Owls to the absence
of several important witnesses the
case was continued until not Tuesday.
Preparations are being made at the
local DOstoffice for the installation af
the C.O.D. feature of the parcel post
on July I. C.i
O.D. parcel, will
be delivered by both city and rural ZT ... u J2? etrkl The price of eggs remains at twenty
, terriers and special suostagsis. The JV ,fc. !?. pU"1- ,wln to ne,ve cents per dosea and in the opinion
Jew feature of the arnica h capeeted EJFJSZZTFl ,oc" "iU be only
to mike the
popular than
parrel post evca
it is and to
New York, June 16. William Ran
dolph Hearst served notice on Tam
many Hall in a direct primaries mass
meeting in Cooper Union Saturday
night that he will bolt the Democratic
ticket in the Fall election unless the
Legislature which is to convene in
special session to-morrow supports the
bill which Gov. Sulzcr is urging.
The big hall was pacled with en
thusiasts for the Governor's measure,
who cheered widly over this flat de
claration that the blood-trother com
pact at the Baltimore convention,
which promised to return Hearst to
the Murphy fold, now hangs by a
The meeting was arranged, as a last
calf ' by Gov. Sulzer in his fight against
the machine mandate. It started iast
with a rush of cheering when Band
bridge Colby, who presided, announced
its purpose. James J. Fitzgerald and
Assemblyman Mark Eisner added fuel
tothe flame in rattling speeches. Oscar
S. Strauss, the Progressive candidate
for Governor, had a reception as clam
orous as'any in his own campaign.
These speakers paved the way for Mr.
Hearst, who spoke before the arrival
of the Governor.
"I do not intend to discuss direct
primaries: I intend to discuss political
honesty," he began, while the audience
rose in their seats and shouted, "Every
body knows that if the people have
ability enough to vote, they have abili
ty enough to choose the men for whom
they shall vote. Everybody knows
that they have the right to select
candidates for public office.
"Everybody knows this, except Rip
Van Winkle and the Seven Sleepers of
Ephesus and a few fossilized relics of
pre -historic political ' age. Such
money trust mortgaged attorneys as
the Hon. I. O. U. Root know it. These
gentlemen do not oppose a direct pri
mary because they think it is bad for
the country. They oppose it because
they think is it bad for themselves.
"There is only one way to compel
public servants to do their duty:
There is only one way to turn them
out in case they fail to do their duty,
and that way is to adopt and put into
operation not merely direct primaries
but the whole progressive program.
To be able to nominate men who you
believe represent the people and not
some public service corporation or
some corporation-owned boss you must
have direct nominations,"
"I would like to remain a Democrat,
and I hope that these efforts of men
like Gov. Sulser will enable me to re
main a Democrat. But if these efforts
fail my course is clear. I am a Demo
crat not because I have a Democratic
brand on my back, but because I have
a Democratic ideal in my brain. I will
follow in the future, as in the past, the
banner on which are written true Demo
cratic principles, no' matter by what
partyit is carried."
South Norwalk, Conn., June 18. A
discarded pipe was given as a play
thing to a child here and an hour
later he was dead of nicotine poisoning.
The victim was Harold, two, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Thornfield of
New York, who, had been spending a
few days with Mrs. Thornfield's brother,
Harry A. November of No. 16 Grove
street, this chy. While Mrs. Thorn
old meerschaum pipe was found
Little Harold cried for it and the
other, having no suspicion of danger,
S,K," on the ftoor nd clapping his
ods the chUd Imiuted, his father, In-
""'" lnc ,n n' mo"" nd pu
inf out 'naaary smoke. Within ten
mmu'e he toppled .over in convul
sions, wnicn snortiy save way to coma
Several physicians were summoaddi'
bat they were helpless to stay the
ravages of the nicotine. After the baby
died coronor Jehn J. Phalen invest!
gated, out- lound no official action
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cuiwriy constructed in as much & It
"rW"y Mnery. considers We tiefe wsfbe re
quired in its construction.
Secretary Of The Treasury An
nounces That He Has
Cash On. Hand.
To Be Used In Case Of Alarm
During Crop Moving
New York, June 16. According tol
an article in the New York World
there has been a remarkable change
in the financial situation since Sec
retary of the Treasury McAdoo an
nounced on Wednesday that he had
on hand $500,000,000 of new notes
printed under the Aldrich-Vrecland
currency act and which were avail
able to the banks in the event that any
stringency of sufficient proportions
to cause alarm should develop during
the crop-moving period of the fall.
"The national banks have known
all along," the World continues, "that
this money was available, but did
not use the information to fend off
the trouble. Had they done so, much
of the anxiety that has been felt in
business circles during the last three
months would not have developed,
but the Secretary thought it his duty
to have the situation clearly understood.
"The result has had an electrical
effect on financial confidence. It has,
moreover, checked one of the most
serious sifafiors that has d -veloped
the market for securities since the
panic of 1907.
"The Secretary had made it entirely
unnecessary to have recourse to any
emergency measures such as the Aldrich-Vrecland
bill provides, and it
will not be necessary to call the act
into requisition.
It was, nevertheless, a master
stroke, and the best evidence that
it has struck home has been the churl
ish resentment with which it has
been received in Wall street. The bank
figures of yesterday show that it has
had the effect of releasing millions
of the cash that had been hoarded
by many of the leading institutions
expectation of the high money
rates that the fall stringency would
produce. It has opened the avenues
of credit to the hard-pressed merchant
and manufacturer in a way that is
likely to revive commercial cburagc
la-a marked' degree. ' '
I '
"One Wall street institution ' alone
on Thursday last invested $7,000,000
of its hoarded resources in commercial
paper. The cash surplus of the Clear
ing House banks during the week
ncreased $8,824,100, while thier re
serves increased $10,973,000."
County Superintendent Of Public
Instruction Sees Work.
S. M. Brinson, superintendent of
the public schools of Craven county
has returned from a visit to Vancebord
where he inspected the work now beiftH
done on the Farm Life School. Mr.
Brinson says that the foundations of
the school building have been laid
and that the frame work on the build
ing which will be occupied by the prin
cipal of the school has been completed.
The principal's dwelling will be in
readiness for occupancy next month
while the school building will be com
pleted during the month of August.
Several Outings Have Taken Place
This Week.
This has been a week of Sunday
school picnics in New Bern. On Tues
day the Sunday School of the Pres
byterian church spent the day at
Glenburnie park and yesterday the
Baptist Sunday school picnicked at
this park. On both of these there
were a large number of the members
of the schools snd their friends snd
the occasion was thoroughly enjoyed
Today the Sunday school of the
Christian church will picnic at Glen
burnie park, and the Episcopal Sun
day school st Ghent Park this
afternoon. Tomorrrow the Meth
odist Sunday school will go to More
head City for the dsy. The train will
leave the corner of Hancock and New
streets at 8 o'clock sad every member
of the Sunday school is requested to
be at the church st 7. JO o'clock.
s matter of a week or two before they
will be selling at thirty cents. The
supply at present is barley large enough
lo AH the demand.
Uncle Sam Putting On A Campaign
Por the Organization
. Of Farmers
This Is Ultimate End of New Ven
tureMore Rural Sanita
tion to Be Urged.
Washington, June 17. The broad
est investigation yet undertaken by
the Department of Agriculture, de
signed ultimately to solve some of
the great problems of farm life, is
being planned for the Rural Organi
zation Service, which has just been
established by Secretary Houston. The
Secretary and Dr. T. N. Carver of
Harvard, who is at the head of the
new work, are confident of splendid
The Rural Organizations Service will
work in closest ai-operation with the
newly created Division of Markets,
which will devote its energies pri
marily to problems connected with the
marketing of farm products at a profit.
In many instances it is not the lack
of a market that prevents the farmer
from turning over a profit, but inabil
ity to utilize the means for reaching
the market.
Secretary Houston, Dr. Carver and
students of farm economics in general
long have felt that the weakness of
agriculture was disorganization. This
disorganization is the natural and
often necessary result of the Vast
number of farm units, each one a
separate business enterprise. Also it
is the result of the isolation of farm
life and the fact that the farmer has
learned to co-operate witfi nature bet
ter than with men.
"The first great problem," said Dr.
Carver, "is intelligent organizaiton
There are enormous difficulties in the
way of organization. Mere organi
zation for organization's sake amounts
to nothing. On the other hand, in
telligent organization has done won
ders in Aftny industries. The citrus
fruit industry of the Pacific, coast fur
nishes a wonderful example. Unorgan
ized, the orange growers of California
could not market their crops at a
profit. With their present effective
organization the difficulties in tnc
way of reaching the right market are
reduced to a roinumura, u i
Wlak .another illustration. I The
beet sugar manufacturers arc organized.
As a result they pay the farmers who
raise sugar beets only enough to keep
them at the work. If the farmers
were organized and the sugar man
ufacturers unorganized the farmers
would make the manufacturers pay
at least a fair profit. Unorganized
they can only accept what the man
ufacturer is willing to pay."
The Rural Organization Service will
be financed by the General Educa
tion Board, one of the philanthropies
of John D. Rockefeller. While backed
by practically unlimited funds, how
ever, the work will not be done on an
extravagant scale. The General Edr
ucation Board So far has appropriated
only enU4jJspioncy to make a begin
ning and to effect an organization of
thoroughly competent men.
The Southern Education Board, a
branch of the General Board, for
several years past has been co-oper
ating with the department in its
Farmers' Co-operative Demonstration
Work in the Southern States" This
work has met with phenomenal suc
cess and has solved many farm prob
lems for the South.
Reduce Cost of Living.
Effective organization in market
ing crops will ultimately bring the farm
er, a much larger return for his work
and also reduce the cost of living to
the consumer by removing the mid
dleman wherever practicable.
"The farmer is quite capable of
taking care of himself if he can be put
in possession of the necessary inform
ation, says Ur. Carver, "Uenerally
speaking, the farmer must do his own
organizing, and not depend either upon
financial agencies or upon Govern
mental agencies for the doing of the
actual work. The Government, ho
ever, has facilities for collecting, tab
ulating and sperading information
which neither individual farmers nor
groups of farmers possess. .
"Inlormation iroM varum? s urccs
shows that in many sections of the
country the farmer is vary imde
qustely served by the oreinary credit
agencies. It is, therefore, important
that we find out what the credit needs
of the farmers of different sections are
ThA can only be found out by study of
the facts as they are -found in this
country. It is also important .that we
.know hat has been done in certain
sections of this country, aad in cer
tain parts of Europe, in the way of
meeting) the needs of the farmer
Is the third place, we need to kaow
where tnc money is coming from to
supply these needs, -or to financs such
credit Institutions as may be devel
oped, .
(Special to the Journal)
Mesic, June 18. A wedding of
more than usual interest was con-
su mated here at 6 o'clock this morn
ing when Miss Daisy Pauline, the
charming and accomplished daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Riggs, became
the bride of Don Weaver Basnight,
son of Postmaster and Mrs. J. S.
Basnight of New Bern.
The ceremony was performed by
Dr. J. C. Caldwell, president of the
Atlantic Christian College at Wilson,
and the beautiful ring service was
used. During the service Shubert's
Serenade was rendered b'y'Miss Nina
Basnight, sister of the groom, and the
usual processional and recessional
marches-, were rendered.
The bride was most becomingly
attired in a going-away suit of blue
cloth with hat and gloves to match
and carried a shower boquet of white
carnations, ferns and sweet peas. Im
mediately after the ceremony Mr
and Mrs. Basnight motored to New
Bern where they boarded the East
bound train enroute to Saltair Where
they will spend two weeks before re
turning to New Bern to make their
Attesting the popularity and es-
rteem in whicfT'tne' couple is held by
scores of friends were the many beau
tiful and useful presents. Among
the out-of-town guests in attendance
at the wedding were Mrs. J. G. Rice
and daughters of Timmonsville, S. C,
Mrs. Herbert Lupton, Mr. and Mrs.
J. S. Basnight and S. H. Basnight of
New Bern, .and Miss Charlotte Muse
of Cash Corner.
Owing to the fact that the dynamo
which furnishes "juice" to the city's
arc lamps has been out of commission
for several days, these lamps have
not been in commision this week. The
electricians at the plant hope to have
the defect remedied by tonight.
Craven Girl Weds Delaware Man
In Elisabeth City.
mC, Murray,,; an estimable
young man of Selbyvdle, Deli and
Miss Jessie. P.' Whitehurst of R. F.
D. 1, New Bern, were married Tues
day afternoon in Elizabeth City.
Mr. Murray has been living for
the last eighteen months witn Mr.
and Mrs. C. B. Bunting of Olympia.
He and Miss Whitchurst fell in love
and determined to get married. To
avoid the notoriety of being married
where they were both known they
decided to plight their troth in Eliz
abeth City.
Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Murray of Sel
byville, the parents of the groom,
who have been visiting Mr. and Mrs.
C. B. Bunting, left for home yesterday
morning. At Elisabeth City they
were joined by theft son and his bride,
who will accompany them to Selby
ville to make that place their home.
John W, Wooten of Trenton was in
the city yestereay.
"It is not only necessary that the
farmer's income should be increased,
but that country life should be made
sufficiently attractive to induce the
farmer to remain in the country even
when he has a large Income. In the
past it was generaly true that the more
prosperous agriculture was the faster
farmers have moved to town. The
problem of rural life is not solved,
therefore, until farmers choose to re
main in the country, even though they
arc financially able to Hve in town.
Elevate Rural Schools.
"This problem is in some respects
mree difficult than the purely ecomo-
mic problems of marketing and credit.
Tl ere must be some effective organi
zation of rural interests to support
an educational system in our rural
schools at least equal t those found
in the city schools. There must, be
organization for rural sanitation, which
will make country hie so much more
wholesome than city life that people,
will seek the country rather than- the
city for these reasons.
"Again, the opportunities for an
agreeable social life need to be greatly
improved in the country, and this
will csll for a high degree of co-operation
among country people. Ever
since Aristotle It has been repeated
by each generation that man is a so
cial animal, and U It a common ob
servation that men seek those condi-
andcr which they may associate
with thee- fellows, even at c financial
sasMtce, rather than isolation. There -
fore, the promotion of social and in -
telcctual opportunities in the country,
through thaanranizatioii of country
people, must a large part C h
f.rsl organisation senrksj."
Keep Babies Clean To Reduce
Death Rate Is The Warning
Given By Miss Lathrop.
In New York And Philadelphia
There Has Been Great Reduc
tion In Death Rate.
Washington, June 17. The Chil
dren's Bureau of the Department of
Labor has prepared a comprehensive
bulletin devoted to babies. It is the
first general contribution that Miss
Julia Lathrop and her assistants have
made to the Government's educational
publications. It tells all about babies
and their troubles why they.-.cry and
ge.t, sick, and;, die. And tln it tells:
what a relatively simple thing it would
be to reduce the great procession of
little white coffins if mothers would
only use common sense and keep their
babies clean.
It points out the tremendous strides
that have been made in New York and
Philadelphia since communities have
been making concerted efforts tovwipe
out the causes of infant mortality.
Here is one of the opening paragraphs:
"The efforts of city health officials
have resulted in the last ten years in
reducing the general death rate in
cities below that of the rural districts
and villiages. Babes die of diseases
which to a large extent, are prevent
able, and when welfare work is directed
toward saving their lives the response
is immediate and decide 1 In certain
large cities such as New York and
Philadelphia the result of systematic
baby saving campaigns has been shown
in a reduction of between 30 and 40
per cent, in the deaths of children
under two years, in the wards where
the work was concentrated,"
Shortage of Funds
The bulletin complains of shortage
of funds and it commends the motto
of the New York Health Department:
"Public health ispurchasabk; within
natural limitations a community can
determine Its own death rate."
Here are some of the principles laid
down for raising babies:
The baby nursed by its mother has
approximately ten times the chances
to live that a bottle-fed baby has.
Clean milk is fundamentally ;neces-
sary. Cities siiouiu not totesate tnc
sale of "dipped" or "loose" nilk. The
bulletin continues:
"The ideal is: Nothing short of
clean milk for everybody. But the
need for the prompt remedy of bad
milk conditions is more urgent in its
relations to the welfare of babies
than to that of adults, since dirty
milk is largely responsible for the oc
currence ol diarrrnoea and cnteitis,
the most frequent causes of death
among infants. The remedy lies in
the intelligent and effective inspec
tion of farms, the means of trans
portation and the shops where milk
is sold."
The bulletin advocated the estab
lishment of municipal milk stations
such as arc now maintained in some
"The milk station," it says, "is
simply a room sufficiently large to ac
commodate the patrons and equipped
with a large ice box, a desk, some
chairs and a table. An ordinary store
is suitable for a station and some
times a schoolroom may be used for
the purpose. The station is usually
under charge of a nurse and a physi
cian is in attendance at stated hours.
Prenatal Care of Mothers.
"More attention should be given
to the prenatal care of mothers. Mu
nicipalities are just beginning to awaken
to the importance of this sort of work
and to understand that much of the
waste of infant life is due to causes
that were operative before the baby
was born. Some cities have a special
maternity nurse, who gives all her
time to these cases; other cities direct
the general nurses to take charge of
"The value of training school girls
who arc caretakers of little children
in the care of babies is regarded as of
immense importance, not only in the
1 improved care which is given to the
babies in their charge, but in tne in-
fluence which it cannot fail to have
in the prevention of infant mortality.
"The housefly as a death distributer
is only recently receiving the attention
it deserves. Flics carry infection,
not only to exposed milk, but directly
to the bayb's mouth or to the nipple
of its bottle. Insistence upon screens
for the baby's rooms and for the baby's
bed is a part of the campanign against
Infantile mortality, and the work
should go further and include the de
struction of files by every known method
d the removal of breeding places."
, During the next dsy or two the cars
UMd by the New Bern (ihent Street
K;,ilw.,v Company wW be fitted with
'new brakes. These have arrived end
arc now at the car barns.
Ghent Park W1U Be Scene Of
Revelry On Night Of
National Holiday.
Will Be Installed At Once And Ba
In Readiness For
Opening Night.
In accordance with the plans out
lined by the parks in the large cities
of the South and North in celebrating
the "Glorious Fourth" C. J. McCarthy,
manager of the New Bern Ghent
Street Railway Company, will do his
utmost in making the celebration at
Ghent Park on that day, safe and sane .
ilj every parf HtSlkr, No' attractions
that wlll crill tn'e" blood of tne strong
ones and cause dilation of the heart
of the weak ones will be offered. In-
tcad features that are interesting.
amusing and instructive will be seen.
The mammoth new casino will be open
to the public from 7 a. m. to 12 p.m.
and there will be something going on all
the time.
The moving picture machine which
will be used at the park was received
yesterday, morning and this will be
installed at once. . The machine is
a Powers Camerograph No. 6A and is
one of the best and costliest machines
on the market. In the projection
of pictures by the machine there is
not the feast flicker.
The films which will be used are
the best that could be secured. There
will be three reels each night and two
"features" every week. The first
pictures will be shown on next Wed
nesday night, June 25, when the City
Beautiful Club will have charge of the
Manager McCarthy is also endeavor
ing to secure a "feature" film for the
night of July 4 and as soon as he hears
from the film makers the title of this
will be announced. There will be no
charge for these amusements further
than the five cents paid for the ride
to the park on the cars and there is
not the least doubt but that the park
will be crowded each night after its
There is one thing that will interest
the citizens of New Bern a great deal.
This park is intended to be used by
ladies and gentlemen and the "loafer"
and "bum" will not ba tolerated.
There will be nq profaae language
used on the grounds aad ladies -and
children unattended are assured that
they will see or hear nothing which
might shock the most discriminating. -
As a result of being bitten by a rabid
god, W. H. Sawyer, John Ireland
and a Mr. Riggs, citizens of Bayboro,
arc now in Raleigh receiving the Pas
teur treatment.
The animal which caused atl the
trouble was owned by Mr. Sawyer.
During the latter part of last week
the owner noticed that the dog was
acting in a strange manner but did
not think that there was anything
wrong with him. Later in the day
the dog bit him and also bit Mr. Ire
land and Mr. Riggs.
On the following day these gentle
men became alarmed and after killing
the animal severed its head form the
body and sent it to Raleigh to ba
examined for hydrophobia. Later a
message was received form Raleigh
stating that the animal was infected
with the disease and advising them
to take the treatment.
It is thought that the "mad" dog
bit several other canines in the towa
I before he was killed and these arc
being watched with the greatest care
ror pebble symptoms of hydrophobia.
Reports retched the city yesterday
of considerable havoc played In different
sections of the county by the storm
on the previous afternoon. At the home
of O. D. Lewis, near Bellair, the roof
was lifted from a barn aad carried a
distance of seventy-five feet where
it fell on a garage and badly damaged
a costly automobile.
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