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COLnMBUSvN.C.,TBUSSDAY, FEBRUARY 4,1909.
Both Doing Their Parts.
A passer-by at Broad and Lombard
streets in Philadelphia once heard the
following dialogue bet wen a laborex
who was digging in a sewer and a
stout, beaming lady with a capacious
market basket on her arm. "Ah, good
marnin' Pat," said she, leaning over
and looking into the pit. "And what
are you doin't" "Good marnin
Bridget,' ' he y replied, looking up.
"I'm a-earnin' alimony for yees.
And what are youd doin't" "Sure,
I'm a-spendin' it," replied Bridget
airly, as she trotted off. February
good health, with its blessings, must un
derstand, quite clearly , that it involves the
question of right living with all the term
implies. With proper knowledge of what
is best, each hour of recreation, of enjoy
ment, of contemplation and of effort may
be made to contribute to living aright.
Then the use of medicines may be dis
pensed with to advantage, but under or
dinary conditions in many instances a
simple, wholesome remedy may be invalu
able if taken at the proper time and the
California Fig Syrup Co. holds that it is
alike important to present the subject
truthfully and to supply the one perfect
laxative to those desiring it.
Consequently, the Company's Syrup of
Figs and Elixir of Senna gives general
satisfaction. To get its beneficial effects
buy the genuine, manufactured by the
California Fig Syrup Co. only, and for sale
by all leading druggists.
Dog Saved Boy on Bobsled.
At South Norwalk, Conn., when lit
tle George Plunkett, nicknamed
"Buster," was abandoned on a rail
road crossing Tuesday afternoon, di
rectly in the path of the Pittsfield
express, Irish, a neighbor's big dog,
grabbed the rope of the sled in his
leeth and easily did what was im
possible for the strength of the chil
dren. He pulled the sled and "Bus
ter" from under-the pilot of the loco
motive just in time. The train was
stepped, and when the crew ran back
they found the big dog affectionately
laping the tears from the lad's
face. Irish is owned by John Davis,
while "Buster" is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. James Plunkett of River street.
The passengers on the train, mostly
wealthy New York men, on their way
to Lenox, made up a purse for the lad.
Parasitic Diseases Can Be Extermi
nated. Pasteur says: "It is in the power
of man to cause all parasitic dis
eases to disappear from the world."
Knopf, of New York, says: "To
combat consumption as a disease of
the masses successfully, requires the'
combined action of a wise govern
ment, well trained physicians, and
an intelligent people." This diease
is certainly known to be curable and
we should not therefore, in any way
delude or deceive the victim. The
public must be aroused, apathy is the
greatest factor in the dissemination
of infectious diseases.
Coffee Was the Cause.
Many daily habits, particularly of
eating and drinking, are formed by
following our elders.
In this way ill health is often fast
ened upon children. A Ga. lady says:
"1 had been allowed to drink cof
fee ever since I can remember, but
even as a child I had a weak stomach
which frequently refused to retain
"The taste of coffee was In mjH
wiouth all the time and was, as I
found out later, the cause of the
stomach rebelling against food.
"I now see that it was only from
following the example of my elders
that I formed and continued the mis
erable habit of drinking coffee. My
digestion remained poor, nerves un
strung, frequent headache, and yet I
did not suspect the true cause.
Another trouble was a bad, mud
dy complexion, for which I spent time
and money for creams, massaging,
etc., without any results.
"After I was married' I was asked
to try Postum, and would vm,- u
I, an old coffee toper, took to Pos-
T.IITTt f "U a -
very nrsi. we made it
iieut according to directions on the
PKg. and it had a most delicate fla-
thpr,h!nd, 1 at 0nce quIt coffee. with
the happiest results.
ETnoLhWaVe a Perfely clear,
smooth skin, fine distn anA
hEd a headae in over two
''There's a Reason."
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INAUGURATION OF GOVERNORS
Not Assume His Duties Until
Several Days After Term Begins
Administration of the Oath
Where the Inaugurations Have
Richard H. Battle, in North Carolina
It is "lingular that practically a
Governor-elect in this State is never
the actual Governor for several days
after the Constitution says his term
is to begin. Article III, section 1,
provides that the term of the Gov
ernor and the other execntive officers
hall commence the first day of Jan
uary next after their election and
continue until their successors are
elected and qualified; and section 3
says the returns of election ' 1 Shall be
sealed up and transmitted to the seat
of government by the returning Offi
cer, directed to the Speaker of the
House of Representatives, who shall
open and publish the same in the
presence of both houses of the Gen
eral Assembly' Article II, section
2, provides that the General Assem
bly shall meet biennially on the first
Wednesday after the first Monday in
January, after their election. So, it
eannot officially be known who is the
Governor-elect until the eLgislature
shall have met and the Speaker of
the House has opened and published
the returns of election. The result
is, that the new Governor cannot be
inaugurated until about the 10th or
15th of January.
Of course, the difficulty might be
met by the calling of the Legislature
to meet in special session some time
between the day of election (the first
Tuesday after the first Monday in No
vember) and the first of January fol
lowing; but as this would be an ex
pensive and inconvenient expedient,
the out-going Governor holds over a
How it Game About.
The reason this state of things ex
ists is, that under the old constitu
tion which was replaced by that of
1368, the General Assembly met on
the third Wednesday yin November,
and the returns of election were re
ceived and published before the 1st
of January succeeding; and the pro
vision about the commencement -of
the term of office was copied from the
So now, the out-going Governor
holds over until some "day agreed on,
about a week aftr the meeting of the
General Assembly, when the returns
of election having been opened and
published, everything can be in read
iness for the inauguration of the new
The Oath of OmcfrWhere and by
As a condition precendent, or pre
cedent, or preliminary to the Gover
nor 's assuming the office, it is requir
ed that he shall, in the presence of the
members of both branches of the
General Assembly, or before anv jus-
tice of the SuDreme Court, take an
oath or affirmation that he "Shall
support the Constitutions of the Unit
ed States and the State of North
Carolina, and that he will faithfully
perform the duties appertaining to
the office of Govenor," etc.
As the exact day for the inaugura
tion is not fixed, so the place is not
fixed; but the ceremony is nearlv al
ways held in the presence of the
members of both branches of the
Legislature, and the oath administer
ed by the Chief Justice or an Associ
ate Justice of the Supreme Court. It
might, however be administered in
the presence of the General Assembly
by a justice of the peace for Wake
county. I think this has been done
when there happened to be no Jus
tice of the Supreme Court present
in the city.
Where Some Notable Inaugural Cere
monies Were Held.
; Before the war of 1861 to 1865, 4he
inauguration ceremonies, including
T?ftiVir Mount. Soecial. A seven
teen thousand dollar fire in
the business district of the city last
week was checked only by the per
sistent and well-directed fight by the
fire department of the city. The fire
originated in a colored restaurant
on Washington street, about three
o'clock Thursday morning, and, fan
ned by high northeast wind, spread
rapidly. A dozen buildings were de
stroyed and while they were, with one
exception, all frame structures, their
contents were in many instances a
the delivery of the inaugural address
were uniformly hold in the hall of
the House of Representatives, then
called the "Commons Hall." It was
then the largest auditorium in the
city. Special provision having beeu
made for the inauguration and term
oi omce of the Governor elected in low a non President guest of a land
August, 1862, Col. Zeb. B. Vance was owner to hunt tax free
inaugurated and delivered his brief ;Bills passed were of local and pri
but stirring inaugural address on vate nature.
September Sth, following the election, In the House also bills passed wer
on a platform erected in the shade of not of general interest,
the big oaks near the southwest cor- The bill for 'the maintenance and
ner of the Capitol. After his election suppor' of the Stonewall Jacksor
lor a second term in 1864, he was I
inaugurated in the Commons Hall:
ana in tnat Hall Governors Worth,
noioen, Laldwell and Brogden were
inaugurated. When Vance was to be I
installed Governor for a third term, each year for 1909 and 1910 for ad
the Democratic hosts were here in I ministration building; and other nec-
such numbers that in the Capitol one- I
lourtn of them could not witness the
ceremonies and hear the address of I
"the great tribune of the people" re- 1
turned to serve them, after twelve
years of official banishment, and re-
sort was had to Tucker Hall, a com-
modious auditorium over what is now
Dobbin & Fen-all's store. If I mis-
f nl-. r t i I'M
mn.c hvi,, vrvveuur o arvis, ms success-
or, was inaugurated in the same Hall.
My recollection is that Governor I
Scales was inaugurated in Metropol- I
itan Hall, and Governor Fowle and I
Can is Stronach's Tobacco Ware-
house on South Wilminirton street,
and that Govenor Holt, who filled I
Govenor Fowle 's unexpried term, I
iiioujuioicu in luc nan uo. but? i
House of Representatives, and Gov- I
ernor Russell in Metropolitan Hall. I
The weather being propitious, Gov- I
ernor Ay cock was inaugurated and I
delivered his address on a platform I
at the east front of the Capitol, and I
Governor Glenn in the Academy of I
Music. Tuesday, January 12th being
a mild day, Governor Kitehin was in- j
augurated as was Governor Aycock, I
on a large platform at the east per- 1
tico of the Capitol. I
Inaugurations of Half a Century Ago. I
When the population of Raleigh I
was only a fourth of what it is now, j
or less, as it was before 1860, and the
convenience of transportation from!
different parts of the State was much
less than now, those who wished to I
attend the inauguration ceremonies I
could be fairly well accomodated in I
the hall of the House of Representa- I
tives though the galleries were gen- j
erally well filled by fair and fashion-
able ladies of the State and the lob-
bies crowded by men, who did not I
have the opportunity to witness pub- I
lie entertainments as the men of this j
generation have. I
Politics ran pretty high between I
Democrats and Whigs in the ante-bel-
lusn days, though the issues between
the parties now seem insignificant,
The ladies participated in the inter-
est. The majority of the city and
town people were Whigs, and the
wives and daughters of that day gen-1
erally took pride in the dignified ap-
pearance and elegant manners of
Whig office-holders. One of them,
more notable than others, was seated
or standing in the gallery when a
Democratic Governor-elect was being!
inaugurated in place of one of the
old regime. He was not as portly or
covtrtly as the out-going Governor
I and his predecessors for several
terms and the good lady craning her
neck to see, inquired of a neighbor:!
"Which is Governor Blank?" And
when he was pointed out, she said
in accents of disgust: "Sure thing!!
He is small potatoes and few in the!
hill ! ' ' Unfortunately the excellent
wife of Governor Blank was in hear -
ing of the compliment ; but of this J The following petitions and memor
the partisan lady was inadvertent, ials were offered in the House :
and Mrs. Blank's dignity was such
that she did not show a ruffled tem-
. . . i i
per. one knew tnat sne naa couse
to be proud of her husband, whatever
a Whig belle might think of his ap-
pearance. However, the loyalty oi
our people to their officers was great
in those1 days, and before very long
Govenor and Mrs. Blank were cour-
teously ana hospitably treated ; and Morgan : Define the duties' ef rail
Governor Blank's private secretary, road companies and their agents.
an elegant and handsome young man,
who afterwards rose to high distinc-
f tion, became a lion in the fashionable
society of our Capital city.
Killed by His Cousin.
Cliffside, Special. Saturday after-
' noon Boss Scruggs, son of Elbert
eoiiv shot Fletchei
Scruggs' son of Marion Scruggs
These young men were cousins, aged
respectively 21 and 19 years. Boss to occur November dutn, yu.
told Fletcher if he said it again he The discussion was long and spirit
would shoot him. Fletcher repeated ed on the bill to increase the salary
the words and was immediately shot of the commissioner of Labor and
by Boss, who used a 32-cahbre pis-
tol. the bullet taking effect in his
rirht side lust below the nos. iw
voune man died about 1U p. m. wun -
out making a statement, as far as can
be learned. Boss says that "he didn'U
DOINGS OF THE 'LAWMAKERS
Doings of the State Legislature Con
densed Interesting Items from
Day to Day.
In the Senate Wednesday then
was another long discussion of game
1 XI 1 1 Ml W
i, T XT?
. d flttally Passed bein that tc
P61"1 non-residents to hunt oe
lands of their father or sons in thu
State without paying the Audubon
tx. An amendment was adopted
striking out a clause that would al-
Trainr g and Industrial School was
introduced bu Julian, can-vine $15.-
000 for 1909 and $20,000 for 1910 foi
maintenance and $20,000 annuaUy
thereafter, and an additional $10,00(1
essary buildings. $
, Mr. Harrison by request presented
the bill appropriating for the schpol
for the deaf and dumb at MoreantOL
$50,0 , Annually for maintenance,
$40,0 r erecting and equipping a
grif $3,000 for painting
an ldkwrs and renovat-
and $800 for a
ar, throat and
priations for th
as introduced oy
for $100,000 annu-
nd $50,000 for 1909
910 in addition for
.1 equipping an infirmary
T. the dormitory capa-
-T also offered a bill for
of employes of com
mon carrie.. as to contributory negli
gence and liability. It is modeled
after He Feieral law as to liability
of en yer for acts of employes.
An aer bill that would affect State
prehiDition was offered in the House
and the Senate. It would permit the
people of Johnston county to menu
facture and Sell cider, wine and
brandy made from fruit grown on
their own land.
Among the bills offered Thursday
Spence: Amend Revisal relating to
the validity of grants, Sec. 169&
Jones: For the maintenance and
equipment of the North Carolina Col
lege of Agriculture and Mechanical
Fry: Repeal Chap. 44, Private
Laws Special Session 1908, relating
to the powers of the building commit
tee of the Cullowhee Normal Insti-
tute and a substitute therefor
Hawkins: 'A memorial from the
North Carolina Teachers' Assembly
regarding the importance of provid
ing a fireproof State libraiy building,
Ormond: Petition from citizens for
the repeal of the constitutional ex-
emption of real and personal prop-
A message was received from the
Governor transmitting the names of
j those members of the board of trus-
J tees of the University of North Caro
I lina whose terms expire before 1911
I the vacancies to be filled by the
1 present General Assembly. The re
port was referred to the committee on
the University of North Carolina.
The following bills passed fina
Increase the salarv of the assistant
State librarian from $600 to $900 a
Amend the charter of the United
I Brethren, Salem.
Amend charter of the Masonic
Temple Association, Charlotte, so it
can borrow money to erect a splendid
l new temple.
Koonce: From soldiers and citizens
of Onslow that James Saunders, col-
j i ! ta
i orea, De piacea on tne pension roii.
He served at Fort Fisher and is the
first negro for whom a Confederate
pension -was ever asked, so it was
stated on the floor.
Some new bills introduced were as
Cotton: Tax business of selling oi
J sriving away coupons for premiums in
J connection with the sale of cigarettes
I or tobacco, t .
Davis : To tax dogs.
. Perrv. of Bladen: For bettercmnt
of public schools and training chil-
j dren for hf ework.
1 ftnvAmnr Ttitchin transmitted to
the House the list of vacancies on the
board of trustees of the University
Printing. Several amendments were
I voted down. ,. ,
xne Din on xniru reauiu i
1 $z uuu salary paisseu o w v.
Much business-was none Dy doiu'
Senator Peele, out of order, int'o
duced a bill incorporating the John
Charles McNeill Memorial Society.
On motion of Senator Martin the
bill for the drainage of wet, swamp
and overflowed lands was made a
special order for next Thursday.
Senator Manning introduced a bill,
out of order, amending Revisal 1199,
service of summons, and Senator
Barringer a bill providing for the
purehase of Ashe's history of North
Carolina for the rural schools.
The Senat concurred in House
amendment fixing the salary of the
Labor Commissioner at $2,000 with-,
out a word of discussion.
A bill introduced bv Representa
tive Tuiungton calls for the creation
of what might be c&iled an automatic
system of recorders' courts for the
counties, to be adopted and dropped
whenever the county sees fit on ae-
ount of congested calendars or any
ether reason, the court to sit every
Monday at the county seat, presided
over by a lawyer elected by the coun
ty commissioners for one year, to
have jurisdiction over all criminal
cases to grade of felony and civil
cises involving under $1,000, with of
course, appeal to the Superier Court.
3 he plan rs not unlike that of the
old inferior courts, with the civil
ALoui the most interesting part of
the day's work was in speeial com
mittee at which Commissioner Toung
complained of injustice by the late
report of his office affairs.
Senate bills were passed on final
reading Saturday as follows:
H. B. to amend Revisal 5313 as to
establishing State boundaries, giving
Governor authority to sue directly in
the Supreme Court of the United
btates m disputes over boundary be
North Carolina and Tennessee.
Incorporate the Public Service
Company, of Greensboro, which takes
over three corporations and will con
struct an electric railway from
Greensboro to High Point.
Kluttz: Perpetuate the memory
of the great North Carolinian, Daniel
Jones: Amend Revisal 1980, exemp
tions from jury duty.
The following are among the bills
appeared in the House on Saturday.
McCrary: Create a historical com
mission to perpetuate life history of
Taylor: Authorize commissioners
of Brunswick county to offer a re
ward for capture of J. C. Walker.
MeLeod: Provide for organization
of County of North Robeson from
territory of Robeson county.
Butler (by request) : Repeal Sec.
1699, Revisal and Ch. 499, Laws
1903, perfecting land grants by new
Graham: For relief of Billy Pat
terson, a free person of color, who
served in the Twelfth and Twenty
third Regiments and was drafted for
work on breastworks by Confederate
Poole : Repeal Ch. 638, Laws 1907,
relative to game. r
Mr. Taylor's bill authorizing the
county commissioners of Brunswisk
to offer a reward not exceeding $400
for the capture of J. C. Walker was
passed on immediate readings.
The following bills passed third
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joint resolution to meraom
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Amend Revisal 3093, widow's
year's support, so as to include child
unborn at death of husband.
Authorize payment of deposits in
bank made in trust and for the relief
of persons for whom such deposits;
are made. (Bank may pay deposit
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Empower banks to pay deposits
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Amend Revisal 1747 so as to ex
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Amend Ch. 732. Laws of 1907. in
creasing salary of assistant librarian
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Amend Revisal, Sec. 8, Ch. 87,
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Regulate registration and sale of
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