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    KAl.KHJH'S inaugural pAV
Four Thousand See Our New Gover
nor Take Oath of Office In City
Auditorium. Governor Bickett De.
livers Powerful Address Outlining
Program. Other State Officers Take
Oath of Office.
(News and Observer, 12.)
Hon. Thomas Walter Bickett took
the oath of office as Governor of
North Carolina shortly after noon
yesterday and in an inaugural address
devoted to an enunciation of his four
years' program of progressive ad
ministration wrung a deluge of fre
quent cheering from four thousand
North Carolinians who packed the
city auditorium.
Chief Justice Clark administered
the oath that made Governor-elect
Bickett Governor Bickett, after he had
sworn in Lieutenant-Governor O.
Max Gardner and after Associate Jus
tice W. A. Hoke had given the oath
to Insurance Commissioner James R.
Young, Commissioner of Agriculture
W. A. Graham, Corporation Commis
sioner W. T. Lee, Commissioner of
Labor and Printing M. L. Shipman,
Attorney-General James S. Manning,
Superintendent of Public Instruction
J. Y. Joyner, State Treasurer B. R.
Lacy, State Auditor W. P. Wood and
Secretary of State J. Bryan Grimes.
The ceremonies of inauguration fol
lowed the welcome Governor Bickett
received at the union station when hs
arrived at 11 o'clock under escort of
the legislative committee appointed
for the purpose. The welcome kept up,
for the incuguration was succeeded by
Governor Bickett's acceptance from
Governor Craig the keys of the exec
utive office and the temporary owner
ship of the Governor's mansion. With
those acts, Governor Craig officially
passed out of Capitol life and Gover
nor Bickctt entered. His first official
appearancc after the inauguration
was an hour later at the luncheon
given by the legislative commitec at
the mansion. Last night he received
the public generally in the inaugural
reception which gave way at 10:30
o'clock to the ball in the city audito
New Issue of One and Two-Dollar
Bills, Which Were Discontinued 30
Years Ago, Authorized.
Washington, Jan. 10. ? A new issue
of one and two-dollar greenbacks of
Civil war days, discontinued more
than 30 years ago, will be put into cir
culation, probably about February 1,
displacing similar United States
notes of larger denomination to pro
vide relief from the unprecedented de
mand for small paper money. The
treasury department announced to
night that the issue had been decided
on because silver certificates of one
and two-dollar denomination, could
not be issued under the law in suffi
cient quantity to meet the demand.
A limit of $346,081,016 to the
amount of outstanding federal notes
was fixed by law in 1878 after the
greenback had become an issue in
politics and had resulted in the birth
of a new national party, backed
largely by the farmers of the west
and south. No greenbacks have been
issued since 1885, and the amount of
outstanding $1 and $2 notes of that
variety now is slightly over $3,000,
000. There is, however, $102,445,300
outstanding in United States notes of
$10 denomination and higher and a
portion of these will be retired and
canceltd, dollar for dollar, to meet the
new issues of small denominations.
Goes to Two Dollars a Year.
The Henderson Gold Leaf, a semi
weekly newspaper published at Hen
derson, has advanced its price to two
dollars a year. It also announces that
it is poingr to be run on the cash-in
advance plan. This is the best plan
and every newspaper that adopts it
does a wise thing.
Johnston County Local Measures.
The representatives from Johnston
were able to pet through several local
measures during the first week of the
General Assembly. A bill introduced
by Representative Barnes relating to
extra pay for the County Officers
during the busy season was passed. A
law was also passed taking Johnston
out from under the provisions of the
primary law for the nomination of
< ounty Officers.
The Passing of the Day of Little Bill.
Legislature Busy On Tuesday Night
With Local Measures. Johnston's
(By Llewxam.)
Raleigh, Jan. 11. ? In memory of
my oldest legislative friend, "Little
Bill," I beg leave to gladly announce
his exit from the legislative stage to
that realm provided by the newly
adopted Constitutional Amendment.
To every legislative reporter his
"passing" means the removal of
much drudgery in his Jine of work
and the opening of the way to devote
more thought and care to preparing
intelligent reports of the proceedings
of the General Assembly in its larger
and more important bearing.
Little Bill's last hours were the
busiest of a long and troublous ca
reer and ended only with the expira
tion of the time limit which com
pelled his withdrawal from the halls
where he had for so many years been
unwelcome and a constant source of
annoyance ? to put it mildly, and say
nothing more harsh.
The Senate was kept in session till
the wee sma' hours bordering on
midnight Tuesday night because of
Little Bill's lingering presence and
he finally had to be incontientljt
kicked out, figuratively speaking, of
the chamber and down the stair steps
leading to the first floor of the State
House building. While pressing im
portant legislation, that should be
transacted before midnight in order
to amend the Constitutional inhibi
tion, was pressing for consideration,
one of the charter measures which
will not hinder legislation next ses
sion clogged the legislative machine
for hours and got everybody on edge.
It was finally defeated and laid on
the table. If anything was lacking
to convince legislators of the wisdom
behind the ney amendment this ex
perience amply supplied it ? and the
law-makers were not different in ex
pressing their opinion to that effect.
Legislative Personalities.
The Republican Senators who rep
resent the County of Johnston as
part of their district are showing up
pretty well, barring politics. Senator
Parker has figured on the floor sev
eral times already and handled him
self well. But, as is to be expected, he
is often on the losing side of propo
sitions. One of these instances was
when he attempted to get in an
amendment to the Governor's salary
bill so as to fix it at $6,000.
Senator Benehan Cameron, of
Durham, got in his first speech on
the floor Tuesday night, while the
question of adopting the minority re
port of the committee on the charter
ing of the Henderson and Wilson
Railroad was under consideration. His
speech amplified the situation at once
automatically (so to speak), shed a
large beam of light on the general
questions involved and the situation
involved that was seriously lacking
in the persistent line of argument
passed out by the others engaging in
the debate. A man of large business
affairs and long experience and some
thing of a railroad promoter and
builder himself, he readily informed
the Seriate of some things which were
very pertinent at the right moment.
Representatives Sanders and
Barnes are on the job here on time
every day and all day, and the in
terests of Johnston County are in
good hands in the House branch of
this General Assembly.
The alacrity and unanimity with
which the resolution inviting Hon.
Wm. Jennings Bryan to address a
joint session of the Legislature was
adopted, was in striking contract
with the treatment similar resolutions
met with in at least two previous
The inauguration today of Gover
nor Bickett and other State officers
is the paramount event here, and the
law-makers are devoting more
thought to that event than to law
making. A great crowd assembled in
the City Auditorium and listened to
the eloquent Governor's inaugural
Rooks and Reading.
Mr. G. T. Whitley, of the Turling
ton Graded School faculty, has pre
pared a series of articles on "Good
Reading for the Home." The fi*st of
these appeared in The Herald of Jan
uary 9th. Others will appear from
time to time. Those interested in the
best books for the home reading
should clip the articles as they appear.
He Played 'High Five* As Death Drew
Near. The Famous Soldier and
Scout Accepted His Fate Like a
Stoic and Died Wednesday.
Denver, Col., Jan. 10. ? Col. William
Frederick Cody ("Buffalo Bill"), sol
dier, hunter and scout, died at 12:05
p. m., here today at the home of his
Buffalo Bill, the idol of juvenile
America, fought death as he often had
opposed it on the plains in the days
when the West was young.
"You can't kill the old scout," he
would tell his physician whenever his
condition would show improvement,
but near' the end he accepted his fate
like a stoic.
"Let the Elks and Masons take
charge of the funeral," he said to his
sister. Then he turned to his business
affairs, making suggestions for their
"Let us have a game of 'high five,' "
he said after he had talked with his
family. And every one joined, the
Colonel laughing and joking because
he was winning.
Since January 5, when he was hur
ried back to his sister's home in Den
ver, Col. Cody had surprised all who
knew his real condition by great pow
ers of resistance and recuperation.
On January 8, however, his system
broke down entirely and from then on
it was a question merely of time.
The body of the famous plainsman
will lie in state in the capitol build
ing here frm 8 a. m. till noon next
Saturday, and funeral services will be
held Sunday afternoon. The body will
be placed in a receiving vault in a lo
cal cenetery until spring, when it will
be transferred to a tomb hewn in the
solid rock on top of Lookout Moun
Col. William F. Cody, hunter, sol
dier, scout and showman was for
many years known to nearly every
man, woman, boy and girl in Amer
ica through his wild west show with
which he toured this country and
Europe. He was a picturesque type of
the pioneer frontiersman and lived to
see large cities built where he once
hunted the buffalo and fought In
Col. William F. Cody was born in
Scott County, Iowa, February 26,
1846. His ancestral stock was Span
ish, English and Irish. Cody's first
employment was as a courier between
the freight wagon trains operated be
tween the Missouri river and the
Rocky Mountains. In turn he became
wagonmaster, trapper hunter, pony
express rider and stage coach driver,
all giving a varied experience in a
school, the graduation from which
left the scholar an adept in every
possible line of frontier activity.
An exciting experience in the Union
army as a soldier and susequently as
a confident and scout of his com
manders in the desultory and guerilla
warfare of the southwest left him at
its finish welP known as an all round
frontierman, competent to advise,
guideand to lead. These qualities soon
brought him to the attention of such
distinguished commanders as Gen. W.
T. Sherman, Lieut.-General Phil Sher
idan and Generals Crook, ( uster,
Merritt, Carr, Royal, Miles, Dodge
and others and secured his appoint
ment as chief of scouts in the Unit
ed States army during its numerous
Indian campaigns in the west.
His career in this line identified
him with the great fighting epoch be
tween the red man and the white man
waged by Gen. Sheridan after the
Civil war that temporarily ended in
1876, but was effectively finished in
the Ghost Dance war in the decisive
battle of Wounded Knee in 1890-91
campaign with the Northern Sioux.
Duripg the construction of the Un
ion Pacific railroad young Cody at
tached himself to a camp of United
States troops protecting the laborers,
and won his sobriquet of "Buffalo
Bill" by taking a contract to supply ,
the entire force with fresh buffalo
meat for a certain period, killing |
under one contract 4,280 buffaloes. ]
On one occasion he killed the noted i
Cheyenne Chief Yellow Hand in the
presence of Indians and troops. ? (
Greensboro News.
Harry K. Thaw, who was released i
15 months ago from an asylum for
the insane where he was sent after i
he had killed Stanford White, was
indicted in New York Tuesday charg
ed with kidnapping Fred Grump, Jr.,
of Kansas City, Mo., a youth of 19,
and assaulting him with a whip.
Death of Two Small Children Noted,
lienson Loan and Trust Company
Soon to lie Opened. Many Personal
and Local Items.
Benson, Jan. 11. ? Mr. Walter Mas
scngill, who has held a position as
Cashier of the Elcn Bank for the past
two years, has moved his family back
to Benson and will make his home
here in the future.
Mr. and Mrs. Tom R. Barbour spent
Saturday and Sunday here visiting
relatives and friends, returning to
their home at Four Oaks Sunday
Janie Gray, the six-months-old
child of Mr. and Mrs. Claud Canaday,
died last Friday night at their home
here and was buried Saturday after
noon in the Benson Cemetery. Rev.
J. T. Stanford conducted the burial
Mr. Eli Baggett, of Dunn, was a
visitor to Benson Monday and Tues
day on business.
Mr. W. C- Lassiter spent a few
hours in town Tuesday afternoon on
business. Mr. Lassiter is one of the
most up-to-date farmers of Johnston
Mr. U. P. Britt and family has mov
ed back to his farm near Benson
where he will make his home the
present year.
Mr. William Canaday, who holds a
position in Richmond, Va., recently
spent a few days here with relatives.
Mr. Fisher has moved to the resi
dence on Church Street recently va
cated by Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Godwin.
Rev. J. T. Stanford left today for
Fayettoville, Maxton, Laurinburg and
other places where he will spend a
few days.
Mr. and Mrs. Alonzo Parrish and
Miss Daisie Bryant left Sunday for
New York City where they are
spending the week.
Mr. J. J. Rose, of Lower Johnston,
spent a few hours in town Monday on
Mrs. Callie Royal, who has been
spending several weeks with her
mother, Mrs. M. C. Benson, left for
her home at Emporia, Va., Sunday.
A baby boy, J. H. Godwin, Jr., was
born Monday night to Mr. and Mrs.
J. H. Godwin of this city.
Mr. R. U. Barbour, Walton John
son, N. T. Ryals and others attended
the Recorder's Court at Smithfield
Mr. J. R. Woodall and Mr. Junius
Peterson, of Smithfield, were visitors
to our city Wednesday afternoon.
Messrs. S. F. Ivey and D. M. Ray
nor went to Durham yesterday to at
tend the burial of Miss Alice Ivey, a
daughter of Joe Ivey, who moved to
Durham from Benson a few years
Mrs. J. C. Stancil and children and
Mrs. Heber Creech, of Smithfield,
were visitors to our city this week.
The infant child of Mr. and Mrs.
W. R. Denning died at their home
near Benson Tuesday night and was
buried today at the home of Mr. D.
B. Denning near Benson.
Mr. Seth Allen, who has been in the
Highsmith Hospital at Fayetteville
for an operation for the past few
days, is improving and will be home
Mr. W. L. Burnes was a visitor to
Tarboro Tuesday on maters of busi
ness, returning home that night.
The office of Benson Loan & Trust
Company, a new concern which is be
ginning business here, will be on
Main street in the building recently
put up by Mr. S. E. Williams. The
new concern will do insurance, real
estate and loan business, and will be
under the management of Mr. Walter
Massengill who formerly held a posi
tion with the Farmers Commercial
Bank here, and who for the past year
has been Cashier of the Bank at Elon,
N. C.
Miss Livia Williams, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Williams, gave a
birthday party to a large number of
her friends last night, the occasion
being her eighteenth birthday, at the
home of her parents on Main street.
Those present were Misses Nelia Bar
ber, Ina Johnson, Virginia Lee, Lu
eile Lee, Ruby Hobbs, Velma Good
rich, Claudia Wood, Maggie Wood,
Pansie McLamb, Lumie McLamb,
Christel "Lucas, and Orn Johnson, and
Messrs. Harvey Guiley, Henry Coats,
Clarence Britt, Casper Jernigan,
Aaron Penny, Dalma Wood, and Carl
McGee. Various interesting games
were engaged in and the time Lpent
The contest which has been going
He Is Said to Be Slated for Assistant
to Attorney General Gregory at
a Handsome Salary. V
The following from the Greensboro
News was written by its Washington
correspondent, Parker R. Anderson:
E. J. Justice, of Greensboro, who is
now handing a hundred million dol
lars land suit for the federal govern
ment on the Pacific coast, is said to
be slated for even a bigger and bet
ter place than he now has. He will
be offered, according to well founded
rumors, a position as assistant to At
torney General Gregory, and placed
in charge of all of the public land
litigations now before the department
of justice.
As Mr. Justice is now receiving a
salary of a little over $12,000 a year
and in addition a liberal expense ac
count, his friends here say that he
would not likely accept a federal
judgship, even if it was offered to
him without a contest.
Mr. Justice is expected in Washing
ton before the end of the week. It is
said his visit to Washington at this
time has to do with the promotion
which Attorney General Gregory is
said to be ready to offer the Greens
boro lawyer.
It is understood that Mr. Justice
will make some statement with re
gard to the judgship before he re
turns to the Pacific coast.
President Wilson, as President of
the American Red Cross Society, has
issued an appeal for renewed sub
scriptions to enable the society to car
ry on its war relief work, which is
in serious danger from lack of funds.
F. L. Dell, a traveling salesman, of
Philadelphia, and L. C. Garrett, Jr.,
an automobile demonstrator of Jack
sonville, N. C., were instantly killed
shortly after noon Tuesday when the
automobile in which they were riding
was struck by Atlantic Coast Line
passenger train No. 63 at Woolvin's
near Holly Ridge, in Pender County.
Both were about 33 years old.
British exports of yarns during
December totalled 11,000,000 pounds
against 14,835,000 pounds last year.
They brought the total for the season
up to 171,907,000 pounds compared
with 188,178,000 pounds the previous
season. Exports of cloth were 499,
,000 yards during December against
374,209,000 last year, making the to
tal for the season 5,255,143,000 yards
compared with 4,748,904,000 the pre
vious season.
American gold coin to the amount
of $25,000,000 from Canada was de
posited in the Sub-Treasury in New
York Monday for the account of J.
P. Morgan & Co. This is the first
shipment of gold from Canada in
1917. A single shipment of $25,000,
000 was made on December 28, fol
lowed by a second shipment on the
same day of $8,000,000. Since Janua
ry 1 $3,350,000 in gold has been ship
ped from the United States to South
The Senate gave place in the Sen
ate chamber at noon Monday to the
North Carolina Presidential Electoral
College. N, A. Sinclair, of Fayette
ville, was made president of the col
lege, the nomination of Woodrow Wil
son was most eloquently done by
Cameron Morrison, and D. E. Hender
son, of the Third Congressional dis
trict, was chosen as special messen
ger to convey the solid vote of North
Carolina for Woodrow Wilson to
Washington for the National Elec
toral College.
Governor Manning's message to the
72nd South Carolina general assem
bly, which began at Columbia Tues
day, contained recommendations for
election form, statewide compulsory
education, and legislation to settle
the situation caused by recent with
drawal of many fire insurance com
panies from the State. The Gover
nor also urged preparation for an
invasion of boll weevil, a careful
study of the State's financial' system,
imposition of an inheritance tax and
granting of greater power to the gov
ernor to enforce laws through sheriffs.
There isn't a parallel of latitude
but thinks it would have been the
equator if it had had its rights. ?
Mark Twain.
on at the Benson Drup Company's
Stor? for the past several weeks,
closed last nifrht. The prize was an
eijrhty-dollar graphonola, which was
won hy Mrs. E. H. Dixon.
Under the Webb-Kenyon Law the
Legislature Can Prohibit Even a
Gill of Liquor From Coming Into
North Carolina. May Make a "Dry"
(Greensboro Daily News.)
Washington, Jan. 10. ? If North
Carolina really wants prohibition she
can have it now, providing the legis
lature, which is dominated by the
dominant party in the State, has the
nerve to declare that the State must
be dry. Under the ruling of the Su
preme Court of the United States
Monday in the Webb-Kenyon liquor
law, North Carolina can prohibit even
a gill of whiskey from being shipped
into the State, if she desires real pro
The highest court in the land has
ruled that whiskey cannot be shipped
into dry territory in violation of the
laws of the State. Under the present
law only a quart every two weeks can
be shipped into North Carolina. But
if North Carolina now says no whis
key shall be shipped into the State,
the Supreme Court of the United
States has ruled that it is legal for
her to do so and unlawful for the ex
press companies and railroads to ac
cept the shipments for interstate
commerce. -
Prohibition leaders here are very
much gratified over the decision of
the court. Dr. E. E. Dinwiddie, head
of the Anti-Saloon League here, and
who does the same kind of work
around the national capitol as Dr. R.
L. Davis does in Raleigh before the
Legislature, told the Daily News cor
respondent tonight it was but the
natural thing to expect the prohibi
tionists tg make North Carolina as
dry as dead man's desert A
It is understood that immediate
steps will be taken to have such a
law passed. How far they will get,
however, is a question. There are peo
ple who believe such a move would
result in the State voting "wet" if
the entire population is given a chance
to vote. When Mr. Average citizen
finds out he cannot get his little "tod
dy" there is a question what he will
do even though he votes for prohi
bition and takes his toddy when he
gets into wet territory, such as Wash
ington and other cities where "thirst
parlors" thrive.
But it is now up to North Carolina.
If she wants real prohibition she can
have it. Have it so tight that no one
can bring into the State. What is the
Legislature going to do about it is
the question uppermost in the minds
of many loyal Tar Heels here. Both
"wets" and "drys" are interested.
An effort has already been started
in West Virginia to prevent any
amount of rum being sent to the
State. It is said there is a good chance
that the bill already prepared with
that end in view will pass.
Senate Increased Pay of Other State
Officers to Have House Refuse.
Last Tuesday the Senate passed a
bill to increase the pay of the Gover
nor from $5,000 a year to$7,500. Sen
ator Parker, of Johnston, offered an
amendment to make the salary $6,000
a year, which was defeated by one
When the matter came up in the
House the $7,500 a year would not go.
An amendment was offered making
it $6,500. This passed and was accep
ted by the Senate and now is the law.
A bill was offered in the Senate in
creasing1 the salary ?f the Secretary
of State, Treasurer, Attorney Gen
eral, Auditor and Superintendent of
Public Instruction to $4,500 a year.
This was amended by making it $4,
000 a year and passed.
But when the measure reached the
House it had no friends and was
promptly refused passage, and these
officers will have to serve their new
term at the old price or resign.
The House Busy at Work.
On Tuesday afternoon and night
the House was a busy place. There
were hundreds of local bills that had
to be passed, enrolled and ratified be
fore midnight when the amendment
to the Constitution went into effect.
Speaker Murphy was in the Chair,
and he kniws how to dispatch busi
ness in a hurry. For sometime the
House passed local bills at the rate
of two a minute.

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