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VOL. XIV. . MARSHALL, MADISON COUNTY, N. C, FRIDAY, JANUARY 26, 1912. NO. 4.
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Established by the Legleletura
Population 30.1M. ' .
' Cosnty Scat, Mariball.
lsa (at above aa level.
Nsw and modern Court House, eoit
Naw and modern Jill, colt $15,000
- . New and modern County Home, cost
Hon. Jas. L. Hyatt,. Senator!
. District Burnaville. N. C.
Hon. J. C. Ramsey, Representative
Marshall. N. C.
W. H. Henderson, Clehk Superloi
' . r.mr Marshall.' V. C,
, W. If. Buckner, Sheriff, Marshall
Janes Smart. Register ot Deeds,
Marshall." N. C.
. . C. f. Runnlon, Treasurer, Marsha
N. (L R. r. D. No. 3.
R. If. Tweed, Surrey or, White Rock,
' N. C. .
Dr. J. H. Balrd. Coroner, Mara Hill.
;.Mre., Eliza Henderson. Jailor, Mar-
hall N. C.
Jobs Honeycutt, Janitor, Marshall,
. ; Dr. C. N. Sprinkle, Cdunty Physician,
' J Marshall. N. C.
James Haynle, Supt County Home,
Marshall. N. C.
' Horn located about two miles south-
; west ot Marshall.
' . .. Courts.
Criminal and Civil, First Monday be-
, for First Monday in March, Com
. , menclna Feb. 26th. 1912.
Civil llth, Monday after First Mon-
day In March, commences May 2
'191 J. .1
r Criminal and Civil, First Monday
' after .First ; Monday in Sept. Com-
n. . a.k iai4
civil 6th Monday after First Mon
',' day in September. Commences Octo
tier 14, 1912.
' ' BOARDS.
. County Commissioners.
W. C, Sprinkle, Chairman, Marshall,
... nr. c. '
C. F. Cassada, Member, Marshall,
N, C... R. F. D. No. 1.
Reubtn A. Tweed, Member, Big
Laurel, N. C.
C. B. Mashburn, Atty, Marshall
S. C. .'
Board meets first Monday In every
. I '.,. Road Commissioners
. .'a. E: Bryan, Chairman, Marshall, N,
U K. r. u. i. . - .
J. A; Ramsey, Secretary, Mart. Hill
' " N. d R. F. D. 2.
Sam Cox, Member, Mars Hill, N. C
'. ,H. F. D. No. 2.
G. W. Wild. Big Pine. N.
' Dudley Chlpley, Road Engineer,
Marshall. N. C.
: George M. Prltchard, Atty., Marshall,
,, Board meets first Monday in Janu
ary, April, July and October each year
:.h RAarri a1 Education. .
Jasper Ebbs,' Chairman, Spring
Traak. N. C.
Thos. J. Murray, Member, Marshall,
"N. G., R. F. .D. No. 3.
.W. R. Sams, Marshall, N. C R. F.
, D. No. 3. .
Prof. M. C. Buckner. Supt. of
Schools, Mara Hill, N. C, R. F. D
Board Meets first Monday In Janu
ary, Aprils July and October each year
Colleoea and High School. ,
Mara Hill College, Prof. R. L. Moore,
. President, Mars Hill, N. C. Fall Term
begins August 17, 1911. Spring Term
begins January 2, 1912. '
Spring Creek High School. Prot.
0. C. Brown, Principal, Spring Creek,
N. C. I Mo. School opened August
1, Mil. '
. '. iuatnavu 0VUIIUSII j T
Prof J. M.. Weatherljr;' Principal, Mar
shall, N. C.,; R. F, n,.No. I. 7 MO.
' School began Ootobef 2i9U. . - . ;
Bell Inatltiite. Mis Maraaret. E.
. Griffith, Principal, Walqutt N- C. 8 Mo,
' Marshall AcademV. ' Prof. R. Q
' And era, BrineipaV 'MarBhail, "n. C., f
Mo; School began Sept. 4, 1911.
r Notary Publics.
;.C. Ramsey .'-Marihall,' N. C. Term
jiplre Jan. 11, 1912.
A. J. Roberta; Marshall, N. C, R. F.
D. No. 6, Term expires May 30, 1913.
Jasper "Ebbs, Spring Creek, N. C.
Term expires August 10,1912. .
' C. C. Brown, Bluff, N. C. Term ex-
- plres December 0, 1912.
J, A. Leak, Revere, N. C. Term ex
pire janurfry 10, 1918. 1
W. T. Davis, Hot Springs, N, C.
Term expire January 10, 1913.
J. H. Southworth, Staekhouse, N. C.
Term xplr January II, 1913.
, N. W,. Anderson, Paint Fork,' N. C.
Termxpire JTebniary 6, 1913. '
' 3, H. Hunter, Marshall, N. C. R. F.
' Di H6. 3.. Term expiree April 1, 191?
'J;'5.Xilson!,;Mar8haiI( N.'C, R. F. D.
, N6. IV'.Term 'expire April 3, 0913.
C.; JEbbs, Marshall, N. C. Term
expire April 21, 1?13.
JT. Vf. Nelapii. Marshall. N.'C. Terni
expires April 25, 1913.
Roy L. Qudger, Marshall, N., C.
Term expire .May 3, 1913. r
Geo; M. Prltchard, Marshall, N. C.
Term expires May 25, 1913.
Dudley ,'Chipley, Marshall, K. . C.
Term expires July 29, 1911 : v
' W. 0. Connor, Mara Hill, N. C. Term
xplroa November 27. 1913.
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verore tne second ' Sunday ' is
anoath at 11 A. 1C
RUE 10 II
MARVELOUS PROGRE8S IN STATE
AS DEPICTED BY GERARD
TALKS TO SUPERINTENDENTS
Profeaaor Harold Barnea of Glrard
College, Philadelphia, In An Address
at Greenville, Paya Our 8tate High
and Deserved Compliments.
Raleigh. A special from Greenville
states that at, the meeting of the
Northeastern Division of County Su
perintendent and State High School
Principals held there, Prof Harold
Barnea of Glrard College, Phlladel
pbla, waa there and delivered several
addresses. He was Interviewed for
the purpose ot seeing how educator
outside of the state looked upon our
work." He unhesitatingly gap out
the following summary of our edu
cational progress aa is seen by
stranger and a man who baa made
some Investigation of what we are do
North Carolina Is making a marvel
ous advancement In the line ot educa
tion at the present time. From a
historical etandopint she haa had
vast amount to overcome, much more
than nearly any other state In the
Union. Her condition at the close
ot the Civil War was such that It
waa absolutely necessary to look after
the material side of life before the
educational aide could be considered.
It was about 1877 during the pe
riod that Governor Jarvia waa gov
ernor of . North Carolina, and Mr.
Scarborough waa state superintend-
ent of public Instruction that a be
ginning wa made in the line of edu
It was only In 1909 North Caro
lina had the lowest per capita for
power per capita of any state In the
Union with the exception of one. It
waa the poorest state In dollars and
cents, and the most Illiterate with
one exception. ': - - -'fr ,
Trinity Will Take Part In Conteat.
It haa been definitely decided that
Trinity will take part in the lnter-col-
legiate oratorical contest for the state
of North Carolina. This decision was
reached at a meeting of the Joint
committee apolnted from the faculty
and the two literary societies. A
first prize of 376, and a second prize
of 350 will be offered for the two best
orations on a subject dealing with
war or arbitration. The contest will
be held some time during the month
of April and will be under the aus
pices of the inter-collegiate peace,
which la an organization existing for
the purpose of promoting interest in
the settlement of international dis
putes by arbitration.
J. W. Fisher Diea From Injuries.
Jamea W. Fisher, of Spencer, who
waa fatally injured under a locomo
tive at Spencer died at a hospital in
Salisbury, where he waa under treat-,
ment. i One arm and one leg was cut
off by the engine, and he waa other
wise mangled. ' Pneumonia developed
and ended hie life. He Is survived
by a wife and five young children.
The Interment takes place at the old
family home at Mt. Pleasant.
Poultry Show At Henrietta.
The Western North Carolina Poul
try Association has Just held at Hen
rietta In the spacious halls over the
Henrietta store : its second annual
show. The classes were generally
full and the association rejoices over
splendid exhibit, notwithstanding
the weather was almost unprecedeht-
The Bond Election Carried.
The election held at Henderson ville
to vote 324,000 in bonds to pave Main
street and Sixth avenue to the South
ern depot with asphalt carried by
40 majority. The work will begin at
once. . ,-"
The Pine Beetle I Still Alive. . ' "
A report having been circulated at
several points in .the South to the
effect that the extreme cold the past
week has killed the Southern pine
beetle .which has done millions of dol
lar worth of damage to pine timber.
A. D. Hopkins, of the bureau ot en
tomology, in charge of. forest Insect
Investigations denied the rumors. "If
it gets down to 25 degrees below
tero, it will kill the pests," he said.
but there has notbedn any weather
like that in any part of the South,
aa far as I '.have been able to learn."
Frank Wineakie Ha Wert Out
Superior Court Judge C. M. Cook
held that the magistrate's proceed
ings under which Frank Wineskte of
High Point waJ indicted and held for
the alleged embezzlement of $30,000
from the Standard Mirror Company,
were void and he ordered the release
ot the prisoner.. This was in answer
to a writ of habeas corpus instituted
by the defendant, who raised the
point that a special legislative act
creating a recorder' court for the
municipality of High Point gave that
court exclusive Juridictinn.
HAS GRANTED FOUR PARDONS
Governor Kltchln Give These to Pris
oner of Iredell, Naah and Gullfrd
Counties Reaaon Given.
Raleigh. Governor Kltchln hat
granted four conditional pardons at
Wlnfleld Jefferson, convicted In
Iredell county in July, 1911, of aa
sault and sentenced to one year on
the roads. The reasons for the par
don given by the governor are:
"While working on the roads un
der, the court's sentence a tree fell
on him, badly injuring him. County
phyaiclan says owing to the Injury
he will not be able to resume work
before his sentence expires. The
judge, solicitor and many other offi
cials and citizens recommend pardon.
Aaron Fox and Willie P. Baxter,
convicted in Nash county in March,
1911, of store-breaking and larceny
and sentenced to eighteen month on
the road. The reasons for the par
don given by the governor are:
"The Judge, solicitor, oounty offl
cera, the private prosecutor whose
goods were stolen and. many other
citizens recommend pardon for. the
reason that the punishment has al
ready been sufficient for the offense
under the circumstances. Pardoned
on condition that he remain here
after law-abiding, industrious and ot
good behavior. I also pardon the
other boy who plead guilty at the
same time and to the same offense
under the same 1)111 of Indictment un
der same conditions, Willie P. Bax
Easley Hamblln, convicted In -the
recorder's court of Guilford county in
August, 1911, of f. and a., and sen
tenced to nine months on the roads
The reasons for the pardon given b
the governor are:
"The Judge who tried and sen.
tenced the prisoner recommends that
he be pardoned and saya that since
the trial he has learned more about
the case, and had he then known
what he knows now about the case he
would not have imposed aa great
punishment. The chief of police and
other officials also recommend par
North Carolina New Enterprises.
Charters are issued for five new
corporations in Pender, Forsyth, Dav
idson. Pitt and Bladen counties. The
Bank of Atkinson. Pender county, is
chartered with 310,000 authorized and
$5,000 subscribed by J. T. Hobgood,
E. E. Murphy and others; The Vogue
Inc., Winston-Salem, with $25,000
capital by N. G. Fletcher, W. L. Reid
and others; Jamea H. Clark Com
pany, Ellzabethtown, Bladen county,
capital $15,000 authorized and $6,000
subscribed by James H. Clark and
others; the Hooker & Anthony Co.
Greenville, capital $25,000 authorized
and $10,000 subscribed by C. M.
Warren and others, all of these for
mercantile business; the Davidsonian
Publishing Co., of Thomasville, capi
tal $2,250, subscribed by D. C. Mc
Rae, Archibald Johnson and ethers.
To Discus Strawberry Growing.
Following a movement started hen
last year by Dr. L. S. Bladen and oth
er well-known and successful agri
culturists, a meeting will be held In
Elizabeth City, February 1, for the
discussion of strawberry growing. At
this meeting there will be present
some of this section's most prominent
planters and talks will be made and
discussions engaged in by well-known
men. The object of the gathering will
be to create an organized effort to pul
out a - large strawberry acreage is
the Elizabeth City district.
Appointment of Blddle Confirmed. -
A telegram received In New Ben
stated that the-appointment of Mr
John Blddle as Collector of Custom)
at the port of New Bern had been
confirmed. Mr.' Blddle waa appotntec
to this office several months ago, bu
for some reason the Confirmation ot
the appointment was: twice, held up
Distressing Accident at Qlbsonvllle.
Parties at GreenBborp from Gib
sonville tell of a distressing accident
at that' place, when, In :' some unex
plalnable manner, Miss Matilda Ger
inger caught fire and was burned U
death before her screams . for ak
Bond Issue Carried In Lee County.
At. the election held 'in Lee count
for good roads bond a bond Issue foi
3100,000 was- carried by about 40(
majority. On account of the extremi
cold weather, the ground being cov
ered" with - anow and ice, ::the peoph
of, Sanford had hard work to over
come the opposition in the isoutheast
ern end ot the county. The gooc
roads advocates are Jubilant over theii
success which they claim will enabli
them to build eight or ten good roads
The town of Sanford. wlH also lm
prove Its streets. '
History ef Western North; Carolina.
.Western North, Carolina, that .sec
tlon lying between Virginia and Ten
nessee and west ot the Blue Rldgi
mountains, Is to. have a history, a full
complete, comprehensive Intimate his
tory, covering the period from Colo
nlal days to the present. The under
taking to collect- and collate data foi
this history is to be assumed by tht
Edward Buncombe chapter Daughter
of. the American Revolution. An
ndtrhcementa Of this very commend
able undertaking are now being print
ed and will soon be distributed.
GIVEN TO MORSE
SENTENCE OP NEW YORK BANK
ER COMMUTED TO PRESENT
SERVICE BY PRESIDENT.
HE IS GLAD TO BE FREE
Mrs. Morse Brings Release Papers
From Washington, Acting a'
Atlanta. Suffering from Incurable
disease, and his death a matter of
a few months, In all prouaility.
Charles W. Morse, New York finan
cler, who has served two years of a
sentence of fifteen years in the Fed
eral prison for violation of the na
tionnl banklnz law, is now a free
man. - f ,
Messages -were received in Atlanta,
announcing that President Taft bad
commuted the sentence of the prison
er to present servlcel The official
notification waa received by the war
den, and by him taken to the bedside
ot Morse, at the post hospital at Fort
Mcl'hersou, where he has been an In
mate for several months on account
of the condition o his health.
"1 am glad to be a free man again,
was the only comment made by the
prisoner, when informed by Major
Baker, the post surgeon, of the action
of the president, It was uttered in a
weak voice, which carried little or no
elation, for the bed-ridden banker
realized that no mortal authority
could releaso him from the clutches
Of his disease..
Warden Moyer, who has been
Morse's jailer at the Federal penlten
tlary since January 3, 1910, formally
released the former banker. At the
same time he turned over to him the
sum of $84 and a number of small
trinkets in his possession at the time
he surrendered his liberty. ,
Morse will be removed from the
post hospital a aoon aa he ie able
to stand an ambulance journey to an
infirmary within the city.
It is extremely doubtful whether
Morse ever will leave Georgia alive.
While his condition la not critical as
physicians understand the term, he
Is suffering from, three diseases re
garded a lnculable, and "the end
end might come at any time. On
the other hand, it is said, he might
live for a year under favorable con
ditions predicated on his release from
"It's the happiest day of my life,"
said Mrs. Charles W. Morse, coming
as the special messenger of the gov
ernment bearing the official commu
tation papers which make her hus
band a free man.
CENTRAL BUREAU OPPOSED
Cotton Exchanges of South Do Not
Like Liverpool Plan.
New Orleans, La. The New Or
ean cotton exchange, through its
president, E. J. Glenny, issued a very
strong appeal In the form of a letter
addressed to bankers, shippers and
others Interested to renew the fight
against the bureau for the validation
of cotton bills of lading which grew
out of the Liverpool conference last
year. The letter of President Glenny
is of especial interest at UiIb time,
because of the conference on the cen
tral bureau plan which la to be held
at Memphis on the request of the
Liverpool leaders In the movement
to establish the bureau.
New Orleans will have three strong
representatives at the Memphis con
ference to oppose the plan In Mr.
Glenny,.; W. B. Thompson, former
president of the New Orleana cotton
exchange, and Sol Wexler, vice pres
ident of the. Whitney Central National
Doctor Wiley Is Cleared.
Washington: Dr, Harvey W. Wtley,
Met of, the chemistry bureau of the
department of agriculture and storm
center of the food administration last
summer, is given a clean bill of health
in the report of the house committee
that investigated the charges and
countercharges. ; The committee sus
tains Doctor Wiley all along the line,
cept on unimportant details.
Persia Will Bar Americana.
Teheran. A statement given out
nere by the Persian government de
nies that it -has threatened to punish
the 1 American cuatoma officials, A
copy of a letter, shown! by M. Mor
nard, the treasurer-general, to Mr.
Cairns on the subject Is 'appended,
thia alleged copy, however,? bears a
different signature from the original
and differs in other respect. It is
generally believed here that the gov
ernment la trying to Induce the Amre
Icans to leave the country. - . -
Manchester, England. The dlsptffe
,n the cotton trade, . which culminated
in a lock-out affecting about 300,000
men oil December 27, haa been aet
tled. The"questIon at Issue between
employers and, worker wa the em
ployment of non-unionUt. labor. The
operatives by a - two to ne ' vote
agreed to accept a truce for a year.
This is recorded aa a victory for the
employer. ' The rank and file ot the
operative are satisfied with the set
tlement, but the Union leader are
dUpl with it
ON A PEACE MISSION
The Fifteenth Regiment Ha Been
(Copyright. 11!. i
WARNING MESSAGE IS SENT TO
PRESIDENT GOMEZ OF CUBA
BY PRESIDENT TAFT.
Taft Says United States Will Inter
vene to Preserve Republican
Government on Island,
Washington. The state department
has served notice on President Gomez
that the United States will intervene
In Cuba if further attempts are made
by the veteran organization to nullify
the law prohibiting Interference of
the military in political affairs in
The attitude of the United States
is shown in the following note pre
sented to the Cuban government:
"The situation in Cuba as now re
ported causes grave concern to the
government of the United States.
'That the laws intended to safe
guard free republican government
shall be enforced and not defied Is
obviously essential to the mainten
ance of the law, order and stability
Indispensable to the status of the re
public of Cuba, in the continued well
being of which the United States has
always evinced and cannot -escape a
'The president of the United States
therefore looks to the president and
government of Cuba to prevent the
threatened situation which would
compel the government of the United
States, much against its desires, to
consider what measures It must take
in pursuance of the obligations of Its
relations to Cuba."
Havana. The news of threatened
intervention by the United States In
Cuban affairs, coming without the
least warning, caused intense excite
ment in the clubs and cafes, while In
all places of public gathering It was
the absorbing topic of discussion. As
tonishment and resentment against
American interference were mingled
with very general incredulity.
Later, as the news was fully con
firmed, the Impression Became gen
eral that the suggestion of Interven
tion probably would have a good ef
fect In calming the existing veterans'
agitation and in quieting political ex
citement. DEMOCRAT LEADS SENATE
And That Democrat Augustus O. Ba
con of Georgia.
Washington. The sight of a Dem
ocrat presiding over the deliberations
of a Republican senate probably will
be a common sight during the remain
der of the present session. This pe
culiar situation waa virtually insured
when Senator Gallinger announced
that he would not at this time press
his motion for the election of a pres
ident pro-tempore .of the senate. He
is the candidate of the regular Re
publicans for the place, but the Dem
ocrats In coalition with the Insurgent
Republicans have supported Senator
Bacon and there has been a long
deadlock. ; Therefore Senator Bacon
has been occupying the chair during
the absence of Vice President Sher
man. He directed the senate for three
day during the vice president' re
cent absence In New York.
Wreck Kills 4: Injure 100.
Louisville, Ky. Four trainmen are
dead and two perhapa fatally Injured
as the result of a head-on collision at
Long Run, ghteen miles east of
here, between an inbound Louisville
and Nashville passenger train and a
Chesapeake and Ohio train of empty
cars. Fracucaiy an pbbmiiko uu
the Louisville nd Nashville train were
more or lee Injured. Both engines
exDloded. according to, passengers,
bit ot the wreckage falling on the
roofs of the coaches and terrorizing
Butter Sixty Cents Pound.
Chicago. Sixty cent a pound for
butter was saw to De me price to
which retail dpater In Chicago look
ed forward, v Quotations reached : 47
cents, the highest In the city' mar
ket history. This additional burden
on the cost of living was blamed by
the Storekeepers to scarcity reuniting
from the recent severe weather con
dition, but other persons were not
slow to ascribe the advance to an al
leged trus.t which haa been under rn-
vestlgatlon by the Federal authori
Ordered to China. News Item.
WILL DEVELOP DAIRYING
Southern Railway Will Send Dairy
Demonstration Car Over Its
Washington. D. C Realizing the
need of the South for more and bet
ter dairies and the large profits which
can be made in that favorable region
by dairymen who will fill the great
demand of the cities for dairy prod
ucts. President Finlty of the South
ern Railway company, following the
custom of that company in further
ing in every way the growth and de
velopment of its territory,- has equip
ped a special dairy car, which begin
ning the first of February, 1912, will
be run over the length and breadth
of this great system, spreading the
doctrine of more and better cow
and, by means of lectures, "demon
strations and exhibits, doing every
thing possible to develop and improve
the dairy Industry along Its lines in
the Southeastern states.
This dairy special will be Minder
the direct supervision of Dr. C. M.
Morgan of Washington, D. C, the
Southern railway's dairy agent. Doc
tor Morgan will be assisted by two
regular dairymen in conducting the
work, and from time to time the car
will be occupIeiThmalry experts from"
the United States department of agri
culture, the state boards of agricul
ture and from the agricultural . sta
tions of the various states along the
The dairy special Is fitted up with
a complete farm dairy, every piece of
machinery and apparatus necessary
to the economical production ot milk,
cream and butter having been install
ed under the direction of Doctor Mor
gan. There will be a separator, test
ers, chursn, sterilizer, Pasteurizing
appratus and exhibits of various kinds
of Improyed machinery for dairying.
On the walls ot the car will be charts
and large views dealing with dairy
subjects, showing the fundamental
principles of breeding dairy . types,
feeding animals, the care of dairy cat
tle and pictures of famous animals
in the dairy world. No feature has
been omitted for instruction in bet
Taft Reprimands Hitchcock.
Washington. President Taft sent
for Postmaster General Hitchcock to
explain why he announced he would
recommend to congress' government
ownership of telegraph lines without
first consulting the president
Shortlv after the conference the
white house issued a formal state
ment saying that there was no fric
tion between the president and his
postmaster general and making it
clear that Mr. Hitchcock would not
leave the cabinet as a result ot the
Watterson's Opinion of Wilson.
Louisville, Ky. That he had hoped
to find In Woodrow Wilson another
Tilden, "but had found rather, a
schoolmaster than a statesman,1 was
the declaration of Henry Watterson,
the veteran Kentucky editor and a
Southern Democrat, in a statement
made here to the Associated Press,
in connection with the break between
Gr.veroor Wilson and Col. George Har
Liability Law I Valid. ''"
Washington. After nearly a year's
consideration . the. Supreme court ot
the United States gave its unanimous
approval to the employers' liability
law, enacted by congress in 1908 to
take the 'place ot a similar act 'de
clared unconstitutional. The decision
marks an epoch in labor legislation,
the old common law, liedglng. in . the
righta of employees,, ja displaced hi
several particulars by .the statute as
approved. Notable among these Is the
abolition of the "fellow servant doc
trine." .. ... .
Fargason Is Captured.
CWcago.T-Robert ,C. Fargason, 22
years old, who tor the past two weeka
haa been living' "at the Hotel Astor,
under the name of J. W. WaU, and
because of hla large expenditure of
money, became known as "The Mil
lionaire Kid" to the many chorua glrla
who live at the h6sfelry,--wa.s -arrested
and confessed that, he Is wanted
In Atlanta for stealing an eapre's
package from the Southern, Expres
company, containing $7,000. He was
an express messenger. '. -,
PRE8IDENT MAKES RADICAL PRO
POSALS IN A MESSAGE TO
Says That Government Affair,. Are
- Not Being Properly Looked
Washington. How the ' people of
the United States may ' have aaved
for themselves millions, of dollars an
nually In the operation of their gov
ernmental machiriery-wa outlined by
President Taft in a message to con-
gres on "economy and efficiency in
the government service."
What the government doea wltb
nearly $1,000,000,000,000' each year."
said the president "Is, a of aa much
concern to the average citizen aa 1
the manner of obtaining this amount
of money for the public' uae." -
Probably the, most radical proposal
advanced by the president In the mes
sage was that all administrative offi
cers of the government In the depart
ments at Washington and in the field
be put under the civil- service; be re
moved from the influence of politics
and that their terms of office - be not
limited, a at present to four years.
Such officers should not be appointed
by the president with the necessity of
senate confirmation, he said; but upon
The president did not attempt to
explain in detail the work of the econ
omy and efficiency commission "created-
by act ot congress a year ..and a
half ago. He sketched the outllnea .
of Improvements that he said could
be made in government service; de
clared that they would effect a saving
ot many millions of. dollars and ask
ed that congress continue -the com
mission by granting' an appropriation
of $200,000 with ' $50,000 " for prlntlog
Ita reports.- From time to time, be
atMed, reports of the commission pro
posing particular reforms would be
sent to' congress. '
To date the- president said, the com
mission has cost., the people . about
$130,000. Without, having put In ef
fect more than a tew refoVnia 'It has
suggested changes -that .will save $2,
000,000. In many ways, the president inform
ed congress, a decrease In the coat of
government might be assured. There
is need, lie eaid, of reorganization of
the government, departments, a con
solidation and a weeding out' of bu- ,
reaus that overlap Tn th'elr -work;
scores of -"local offices" throughout
the country should be abolished
REGULATE C0TJ0N PEUVf RY
Proposed LegislatlonWoufd Help the
Farmers In Delivering :
Washington. Senator " Hokefw'Smlth
and Representative Bartlett pth of
Georgia, are working on what, they
believe to be a brand' new' plan for
helping the .cotton-'farmefra iWfv the
South through the regubitlpjt the
New York Cotton exchange, . - Jhey
propose t5 Introduce a
gress, and press for Its' pttsgag'e; re
quiring, the exchange ;.to., deliver? the
same grade of cotton tha.t is iBold on
future contracts ' In ' the exfihahge.
The Georgians believe congrs has
the power to . enact, legislation deny
ing the cotton exchange and its mem
bers the use of 'the United States man
If they persist In selling oni grade
of cotton. Moreover! -they-.-believe It
possible, for congress -.to. enact, legis
lation that will also deny "jthem the
use" of the telegraph wires' for 'trans
mission of their business on the same
Senator Smith and" Representative
Bartlett believe that the price of cot
ton would be Increased' approximately
1 cent a pound. if the exchange could
be made to .deliver the same, quality
of 'cotton that It' sells on 'future con
tracts. Under the present plan of op
eration it is contended that the ex
change arbitrarily delly era, under its
contract what' Is known as' "dog tall"
cotton on all of it contracts, making
an allowance of $2.50 bale- tor the
dlverence between the quality of this
"dog tail". and the cotton' actually
bought. "'' ' , ;,
. Freeze Killa Texas Orange T roes.
V Houston Texas. Nurserymen ab
tending I, the Texas Land Exposition,
which" U tetng held here, say that
young citrus fruit stock in Texas waa
killed by the recent cold-- weather.
while the more mature ot more than
a y.eatfa growui was oiu. vugauy
damaged. The damage was tar leas
than expected, they say. The perma
nence of the orange- industry in: Tex
as has v been successfully demonstrat
ed in the recent cold weatherfthe
nurserymen 'declare. ..'
Tennessee Dtmocrat Harmonize.
Nashville, -vyennHarmeny, , reign
with the, Democratic organizations In
Tennessee; The Vertree and Barton
state committees' " reached 'an agree
ment The Vertreea overtures to the
Bartpn, committee. wereecced with
some amendment. . Under the .com
promise plan the ' state prlmW' of
Ap'rll 27 will held Vthider. 'pri
mary; board: ot- three members named
by the, Vertree. . committee, three
named by the Barton committee and
a seventh named by t&e other 'six.