THE ENTER-PRISE Published Weekly. !OhIUAM«TON, NORTH CAROLINA Now It la the "Individual drlnklni cup" (or the horse 1 It to embarrassing to borrow monej from a deaf Mend In a crowd. New York Is to have stepless cars The much-maligned hobble skirt dk It What will the government do wltl all tlie microbes it washes off the cur rency? \ . Still, "refined boxing" is not llkelj to become a popular parlor entertain saent. Despite the old adage, some peopt have married at leisure and repented la haste. It Is natural that general optimism should Increase with the abundance ol cherry pie. Let us quit railing at the motorcy cle. It ranks among the utilities thai have come to stay. Cautious owners of motor boats will take along a pair of oars and keei within sight of land. Europe would be still more dls quieted if It had two baseball pen nants to worry about. Will the government experts who are to Investigate the oyster beds be classed as chambermaids? J ' ~ Press dispatches say there Is a rev olution In Venezuela, but fall to state whether It Is yet or again. Fourteen thousand books are turn ed out In this country a year, and only ilx of them become best sellers. At $1,500 for four pounds of Pomera. nlan dog, the prevailing high prices foi cattle and hogs seem dirt cheap. Wisconsin has a law prohibiting gossip. But is there a man In Wis consin who can tell what gossip Is? A Cincinnati woman wants all her ■ex to wear a badge reading: "I kis» not" The answer to that la: "I guest not." New York Is to have not only the largest court house in the country, but the largest church. It needs both. The older generation is unaffected by the Immodest fads which modern society Sanctions; but what of the roung? The difference between your own child and your neighbor's la that your child Is a cherub and your neighbor's la a brat. Now it ia discovered that the earth wabblea. This will furnish a new and effective excuse for those shaken by this wabbling from the Btralght and narrow path. We have seen men sneer at futile feminine fashions and then go Into t furnishing store and use good gray matter deciding upon the color of a new pair of garters. They say photography is useless in portraying feminine fashions for the reason, which men can readily believe, that such figures as women would like to have do not exist Now that goat meat Is being sub stituted for mutton, a bright remark such as "you generally get the butch er's goat when you ask for spring lamb" is quite permissible. A newly-married man In New York Has been held up and robbed of his money three times In three days. Hul by the time he has been married a few months he will be used to It. The girls In one senior class In a high school In Ohio were graduated In Ireases that cost them only $1.90 apiece. And it is not recorded thai they knew less in those dresses. "How many mllllonß make a bil lion?" inquires a correspondent. Bil lion in America, la one thousand mil Hons. Billion In England, Is one mil lion millions. We should worry - ! A rich woman in California bought a whole township site to lnsuiS§ her self privacy and quiet. This Is one way of getting rid of the noises ol civilization, but it is not apt to become popular. According to asoclatlon of commerce sstimates, Chicago men pay annually $6, 000,000 for 6,000,000 hats. But where can one find that kind of hat? Per haps the asoclatlon of commerce lodged by appearances. The minister who says that great wealth keeps away religion seems to have bold of an Idea that was being talked of about 1,816 years ago. Aa exchange wants all bonehead plays In baseball tabulated by them Mlvea. The request cannot be com plied with in all leagues In all casea. V "Men have more beautiful figures daa-woain. and they kit more grace ful." To* are given one guess as to wlwttar the speaker was mascttUae or .Jfc.llliiJf. i/L> ■ ■ - 'l)'." ft . .... .„ . 10 MAKE END TO TRAFFICJH OPIUM TO TAKE LAST STEP TO CRUBH WORLD TRADE IN OPIUM. TWELVE POWERS AGREE Other Habit-Forming Drugs Also to Bs Barred by Ths Hague Conference. Washington—With the purpose of taking the last step necessary to,crush out the International traffic in smok ing opium, cocaine and other noxious and hablt-fonnlng drugs, representa tives of nearly all the nations of the world will gather at The Hague to/con tinue the international conference which adjourned in that capital Jan uary 23, 1912. The purpose of the present gather ing Is to ascertain whether a sufficient number of powers will Join in ratify ing the International convention look ing to the suppression of the opium traffic, drafted by that conference, to Insure Its successful operation- Opium has long been a cause of seri ous International conflict, China and Great Britain having gone to war on the subject in 1840, when the "opium war" finally resulted in the cession of Hong Kong to Great Britain. The re cent movement for the suppression of the trade in habit-forming drugs is American In origin. Beginning in 1906 a systematic effort to secure this re sult by international action the Btate department succeeded In the creation of the International commission which met in Shanghai in 1909 and paved the way for the more official gathering of delegates at The Hague in Decem ber, 1911. This conference, after two months' hard work, agreed upon the form of a general convention, which, broadly speaking, was calculated to put an end to International dealing in harmful drugs. There were twelve powers party to this agreement. — America, China, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Portugal, Rus sia, Slam and Persia. It wan pointed out that It would be useless for these countries, the largest producers and users to agree to radical measures for the international control of habit drugs, so long as it was open to the citlaens of states not represent ed at the conference to continue or take up the production and traffic. TO TAX COTTON FUTURES Amendment to Tariff Bill Designed to Prevent Gambling. Washington.—Postponement of the date on which the new sugar tariff shall go Into effect upntil March 1, 1914, and a change of date when the Income tax shall be operative from January 1, 1913, to March 1, 1913, were agreed upon by majority mem bers of the senate finance committee. The committee also adopted an amendment which would put a stamp tax on all cotton sold for future de livery; declined to reconsider its ac tion In repealing the act of 1890, which released sweet wine manufacturers from payment of the full internal rev enue duty on brandies used in fortify ing wines, and adjusting several rates on articles referred back by the Demo cratic caucus. Extension, of time on the sugar schedule. Chairman Simmons announc ed, was agreed to in order that su gars purchased undeV the Payne-Ald rlch rates can be disposed of without the handicap of the effeat of reduced tariff rates. The date upon which the income tax can be computed for the first year was changed to March 1 for the reason that the date In the bill, January 1, 1913, would make the sec tion unconstitutional. Hail Stones Last Five Days. Thomnsvllle, Ga. —Wonderful tales come from Grady county of hall which fell in certain sections and lasted with out melting five days, and that with the mercury playing around the hun dred mark, too. Some of the hall was gathered up and carried to the homes, where Ice cream was froien with It Crops in the immediate section where this hall fell are reported as having been badly damaged. Chickens were killed and window glasses broken. Thousands of Veterans In Gettysburg. Gettysburg, Pa —Gettysburg stepped fifty years backward into the halo of history and looked again upon an army of blue and an army of gray, meeting at her doorstep to join in the semi centennial celebration of the greatest battle of the Civil wer and to show the world that scars are not so deep as the feeling of American brother hood. Veterans in blue and gray trooped into the little town which has slept as peacefully among its hills since Lee Meade turned their le gions soifthward so long ago. Women Attempt to Seize Cabinet. London, England. Mies Sylvia Pankhurt, daughter of Mrs. Emmeline Pankhurst, the suffragette leader, led an attacking party to Downing street for the purpose of Imprisoning the cab inet ministers. The expedition was unsuccessful. The attempt to capture Downing street failed, but the victory of the police was not won without a series of fierce scrimmages, in which both policemen and women were in jured. Miss Pankhurst appeared at a demonstration In Trafalgar square in favor of frae speech. , FRED E LEWIS . >'• ■f 1A ¥X»v . h WmmjA f ■ / fl 'A Ktf m j* ■ I vf r W& Fred E. Lewis la the new Republican congressman from Allentown, Pl FRFE SUGAR COMES IN 1916 PREBIDENT WILBON'S TARIFF POLICY IS OVERWHELMING LY APPROVED. Approval of Schedule* Comet After a Debate In Caucue by Democrata. Washington.—Free sugar In 1916 and free raw wool are now establish ed In the tariff revision bill, having been approved by the Democratic cau cus of the senate. The sugar sched ule as reported by the majority mem bers' of the finance committee and practically as it passed the house was approved by a vote of 40 to 6. Free raw wool as submitted by the ma jority and just as It passed the house swept the senate caucus by a vote of 41 to 6. ■" k " - \-j|. This ratification of President Wil son's tariff policy, he having instated upon the wool and sugar propositions before the ways and means committee in the beginning, came after a long series of developments since the tariff bill passed the house in which the president had an active participation. When the fight of the anti-free au gar and anti-free wool Democrats was getting hot the president issued a public statement declaring that any suggestion of compromise on the wool and sugar schedule ideas was abso lutely out of the question and later he stirred all administration leaders to action when he made his charge about the existence in Washington of an "insidious lobby" investigation, of which has brought results regarded as favorable to the tariff bill. The BIX Democratic senators who voted against free sugar on the final vote approving the schedule were Hitchcock, Nebraska; Newlands, Ne* vada; Ransdell and Thornton, Louis iana; Shafroth, Colorado; Walsh, Mon tana. The six who opposed free raw wool to the end were Chamberlain of Ore gon; Newlands, Nevada; Ransdell and Thornton, Louisiana; Chafroth and Walsh. BUDGET PLAN IS DEFEATED Hardwlck Leads Fight Against Re form in Senate Caucus. Washington.—House Democrats, in caucus, agreed upon the abolition of the commerce court as a party policy and, turning deaf ears to pleas from their leaders, rejected a plan for the creation of a budget committee to control all appropriations. Representaltve Broussard of Lou isiana, champion of the commerce court, precipitated caucus action on the mooted question by offering a res olution to authorise hearings on the Sims bill to abolish the court. Speak er Clark denounced the tribunal as useless and expensive and Representa tive Adamson of Georgia, chairman of the interstate commerce committee, offered a resolution declaring it to be the sense of the caucus that the court be abolished during the present ses sion, due care being taken to protect and provide for jurisdiction over pending future litigation. Pigeon Flies From Brazil 4,200 Miles. Jeannette, Pa. —The record flight of a homing pigeon from Rio Janeiro, Hrazil, is reported by Stephen Krupa, a local fancier. Last April he ship ped "Sunny Jim" and two other rac ing pigeons to a Rio Janeiro fancier, who liberated them on May 8. "Sunny Jim" put In an appearance after forty eight days' flight. Krupa declares that a pigeon never before "homed" from a point below the equator. The air line distance from Rio Janeiro to this city is about 4,200 miles, nearly halt of the distance being over water. Bulgarians Attack Servians. Belgrade, Servla.—A strong force of Bulgarian troops attacked the Servian positions at Zletovo and Ratkovats, in Macedonia. The attack, according to official information, was unprovoked. Later reports from the battle scene said the Bulgarian artillery had gone Into action and a fierce fight was in progress in which both sides had suf fered considerable losses. The Bulga rian attack on the Servians has cre i ated a dangerous state of excitement I h * rt> v 200 TONS OF OIL EXPLODE Oil SHIP EXPLOSION HEARD FOR MANY MILES—BCOREB WERE BLOWN OVERBOARD. STEAMER MOHAWK WRECKED Five Killed and Bix Injured When Tank Steamer Blew Up In New York Bay. New York.—Two hundred tona of fuel oil on board the stoel tank steam er Mohawk, owned by the Standard Oil company, exploded with a terrific roar and a burst of flame while the vessel was at anchor off Tompkins vllle, Staten Island, in New York bay, killing five persona and injuring six others. A dozen more are unaccount ed Tor, but are believed to have been rescued. Two bodies were seen float ing in the hold while the fire boats were still pouring streams of water into the wrecked steamer. Carelessness of a machinist's helper was reported to have caused the ex plosion. Fii'ten men, including the crew and twenty machinists, who were making repairs preparatory to the Mo hawk's departure for Tuxpan, Mexico, were on board. A helper was declar ed to have dropped a washer into the hold below the fire room. Seeking to recover it, he is believed to have car ried a lighted candle, which caused combustion among gaßes generated in the hold. The explosion was heard for many miles. A 200-foot flash of flame, a col umn of smoke, the detonation, a vol cano of debris and the Mohawk settled aft while fire boats, wrecking tugs and other harbor craft hurried to the scene from all directions. A scorft of men who were blown overboard were rescued unhurt. OthArs clung to the stanchions and rails or huddled in the bow, whence they were dragged in Bafety on boats. The fire was later controlled and the crew return on board and began pumping the vessel out. The stern was completely under water, but it is believed the steamer can be got into dry dock for repairs. STARS AND BARS TO WAVE Gettysburg Gaily Decorated With Blue and Gray for Reunion of Veterana. Gettysburg, Pa. —That the stars and bars as well as the stars and stripes will appear at the big camp of veter ans during the anniversary celebra tion was Indicated by announcements from the oftlce of the anniversary com mission that "there is nothing to pre vent the wearers of the gray from bringing along their battleflags." At the same time, it was said that the Confederate flag would not be used in official decorations over which the commission has control. Residents of Gettysburg and Union veterans are extending a royal welcome to arriving Confederate veterans. The town itself never has been so gaily decorated. Every business block Is gay with the national colors and practically every home displays at least one flag. The stars and bars appear In a number of places, while the use of both the blue and the gray Is a favorite method of decoration at many buildings. Large pictures of both Union and Confederate generals are much in evi dence. The town is gay with martial music. Many of the veterans have brought their fifes, drums and bugles and the calls of war times are sound ed in the streets, in some instances by the very men who did the same thing during the exciting days of the Gettysburg campaign half a century ago. Finishing touches were put on the camp. Equipment was distributed to the 6,000 tents, all of which are now up and everything la in readiness for the fifty thousand old soldiers to at tend the Celebration. . Sixty Lama* Burned. St. Petersburg, Russia. —Sixty Mon golian lamas were burned to death in a pagoda at Kwei Hwacheng, in the Chinese province of Shanso, on the border of Mongolia, according to a dispatch received here. They had bar ricaded themselves in the building against a number of Chinese pursuers. Blalock's Nomination Confirmed. Washington.—A. O. Blalock of Pay ette was nominated by President Wil son ss collector of internal revenue of Georgia The nomination was la ter confirmed by the senate. The po sition of collector will be more im portant and profitable under the new tariff law than It has ever been be fore, even before Georgia became a dry state, for the collection of Income taxes will alßo devolve upon the col lectors of internal revnue. it will be a highly complicated and difficult task to inaugurate the new system. Granddaughter of Longfellow Weda. Manchester, Mass.—Miss Delia Far ley Dana, daughter of Richard Henry Dana of Cambridge, and a granddaugh ter of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, the poet, was married here to Robert E. Hutchinson of Philadelphia. On ac count of the interest of the bride and bridegroom in Socialism, the marriage oeremony was performed by the town clerk and the service was of this sim plest character. Attar the ceremony, the couple left for New Zealand, where Mr. and Mrs. Hutchison Intend to study the principles of state todallsm. SENORA CHAMORRO H 4Jr* wr ■m m fmjA ikjir Ssnora Chamorro, wifs of tha now Nlcaraguan mlnlstsr, haa coma to Washington with bar huaband. DEMAND COTTON REFORMS BETTER METHODS FOR BALING AND PACKING OF COTTON FOR SHIPMENT WANTED. Bubject la Taken Up by House Com mittee on Intaratate Committee. Georgian la Chairman. Washington.—Legislation looking to better methods of bailing and of packing cotton for shipment in inter state commerce, to prohibit wasteful methods of sampling, and unfair de ductions for cotton tare, as well aa regulations for deductions for "coun try damage," was taken up by the house committee on interstate and foreign commerce. Representative Adams of Georgia, chairman of the committee, declared that congress undoubtedly has power to regulate this subject where the cot ton is to be shipped outside of the state. Innumerable complaints have been made by farmers that the arbi trary 6 per cent, tare deduction ia un- Jtist. This is denied by the cotton mer chants and exporters, who say that thirty pounds ot bagging and ties is the average. Reference was made to the practice of the Southeastern railroads in ac cepting for shipment unginned cotton and ginning and baling it en route. Even if the railroads can only carry 25,000 pounds of unginned cotton in a car, whereas they can carry six 500-pound bales in the same car, they are enabled to m&ke a difference in the transportation receipts through controlling the gins at certain points. A bill to require uniform tare was Introduced at the last session of con gress by Representative Burleson of Texas, now postmaster general. FOUR KILLED BY EXPLOSION By Puffing of Duct Death and De- •truction Are Dealt. Buffalo, N. Y.—Four\nen are known to be dead, sixty were injured, some fatally, and four are unaccounted for, as the result of an explosion in the elevator and grain storehouse of the Husted Milling company. Sixty were taken to hospitals, some in a serious condition, from burns and broken legs and arms. That many of the Injured cannot survive and that the ultimate death list may number fifteen is an estimate reached by a canvass of the hospitals. The explosion was caused by the puffing of dust accumulated in 'the feed house, and was of frightful force, tearing out one wall of the wooden structure and breaking windows for a quarter of a mile around. John Con roy, engineer of a switch engine, was blown from his cab and received In ternal injuries, which caused his death. The body of Henry Vetter .was blown 60 feet and was found under a box car nearby badly burned. A boy, while running to the Are, was run down by an automobile and killed. No Torn Battle Flags Wanted. Philadelphia.—Word has gone out to veterans of both armies all over the country not to bring their tattered battle'flags to Gettysburg for the cele bration of the fiftieth anniversary of the battle, for they canont be flown to the breeie in the encampment Ev ery precaution will be taken to pre vent the stirring up of of animosities and feeling on the part of the old sol diers, and this is one of the precau tions considered necessary. The only flag which will be allowed In the en campment Is the stars and stripes. Suicide by Poison Popular In Chicago. Chicago.—Aroused by unusually frequent suicide and accidental deaths by poisons, three aldermen In troduced orders requiring the health committee to draft an ordinance pro hibiting the promiscuous sale of dead ly drugs. All were passed. "These poisons may be purchased as easily as cough drops," asserted Alderman Schaeffer. "Lisaie Silverman gave np her Ufa, a victim oC poison, taken ac cidentally, tor which no antMdta Is known and which any be bought by anyone." HULL CHARGES USE GREAT STIR LOBBY COMMITTEE TO PROCEED AT ONCE TO INVESTIGATE. RECENT DISCLOSURES. WANT SEPARATE HEARING Houee to Be Heard. —President Wli oon Had No Idoa That Inveatifla tlon Would Take Such Wldo Scope When Ho Started It. . ' t Washington. lnvestigation of lob byists and lobbies by the Senate will be reopened with * number of promin ent Wall Street men as wltneseea. Chairman Overland of the Lobby Com mittee decided after a talk with Free Ident Witaon and informal conference with hie committee assistant*, to re new activity *t once instead of wait ing until July 8 as he had planned. Claims of Marin M. Mulhall of Bal timore, that aa lobbyist for the Natr ional Association of Manufacturers he had for years maintained close rela tions with members of Congress and flnanoed their oampalgns for reelect ion have so Intensified the feeling in congressional circles that the Lobby Committee has determined to proceed at Once and to Interrogate all person* connected with any of the recent lob by disclosures. Witnesses Include Paul Cravath and Lewis Cass Led yard, prominent New- York attorneys, and David Lamar, a. Wall Street financier. The investiga tion 'will center about the charges made recently by RoDert 8. Lovett of the Union Pacific Railroad, that many New York financiers and lawyers had been approached over the telephone by lobbyists and persons represent ing themselves to be members of Con gress. Until ttoii branch of the inquiry is disposed of, the committee probably will not take up the more recent dis closures of Mr. Mulhall which have thus far appeared only in newspaper reproduction of his personaJ state ment and facsimiles of letters bo claims to have received, containing references to the efforts to control and Influence members of Congreaa. Mulhall is under subpoena, to appear July 8. Steps already have been taken by the committee to get possession of the letters am] papers Mr. Mill hall preserved, bearing upon all alleged operations as a k)bby:st. Mors Trouble With Suffragettes. London. —Four men arrested whll« participating In the militant suffra gette's raid on the official residences In Downing street of Premier Asqulth and Chancellor of the Exchequer Lloyd (George were brought up at the police court and fined $lO each with the alternative of fourteen day# Imprisonment. Bulgarians And Greeks Battle. Sifla, Bulgaria.—More Fighting oc curred between the Greek and Bul garian troops some distance east of Salonikl. According to the Bulgarian account the Greek soldiers tried to cut the Bulgarian communications along the railroad from Zeres to Drama but were driven off by Bul garians. Appropriation For Red River Washington.—The war department recommended to the house an appro priation of $6,000,000 for the improve ment of the Red River from its mouth to Fulton, Ark., conditioned upon the state raising $4,500,000 ad ditional. Chief Engineer Bixby report ed that the Red river could be made a great waterway at little cost of maintenance. Hurrlss Tariff Discussion, Washington.—Finishing touches to the schedules of the tariff Mil -were considered by the senste Democratic caucus which Is endeavoring to finish Its work that the revised measure may go to the entire finance commit tee and be reported to the senatv within the next few days. To Increase Pay In Navy Yard*. Washington.—lncrease In wageß of employes of navy yards on the Atlan tic coast are likely tp be recommend ed within a short time by Secretary DanltfU, In * conference with the na val committees of senate and bouse the secretary announced his purpose of giving the laboring men in the navy yards adequate representation On the boards which fix the wage scales and indicated to the rlonal committee that appropriations would be asked for next year to pro vide wage increases. Scottish Castle Goes Up In Flames. Glasgow, Scotland. BalHkinrsia castle at Balfrom, Stirlingshire, one of the largest in Scotland, was burned and only the bare walls remain. The fire seemed to have been an incendi ary one as the private lire apparatus had been out and rendered useless. The usual rumor laying the blame tar the outrage on the militant lofrai ettes spread rapidly Mt no evidence wis found to connect them «.fth ft. The castle coat and* was built by Wr iwMleld ImatOir 99+ tag. It nwtstaal 1M mSBL

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