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RALEIGH, N. C, THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 1905 .
To Cut Out riilitary Maneuvers
Judge Baker Reinstated Consul
Davis to Be Down and Out Presi
dent Needed a Rest Burke Cockran
Changes Hats With Himself.
Washington, D. C, Jan. 10.
Correspondence of the Enterprise.
The disposition of the House
Military Committee is to cut
the appropriations for the
transportation of Regular Army
Troops to the annual maneuvers
such as were held at Manassas. The
committee members have all along
been skeptical of the wisdom of such
maneuvers when the enormous cost
is taken into consideration. Occur
rences around headquarters at Ma
nassas last September have only con
firmed the committee members in this
view. Accordingly, from the present
plans of the committee, the total ap
propriation for transportation of the
army for the next fiscal year will
be $12,000,000, a reduction of $3,000,
000 from the appropriation under the
same head for the present fiscal year.
The reduction will be effective in pre
venting the massing of troops for
such maneuvers. Then it is the in
tention to without any appropria
tion for the transportation of the
Judge Baker, who was Judge of
the Supreme Court of New Mexico,
and who was removed by the Presi
dent, was reinstated. It was an
nounced at the Department of Jus
tice that the Department made a
full and fair examination into the al
leged irregularities in New Mexico,
and then it recommended the re
moval. The President immediately
chopped off Judge Baker's official
head. Judge Baker, very much alive
decended on the President here in
Washington, and in an hour's talk
convinced him that the order of re
moval was unjust and unfair, and
the President immediately ordered
Judge Baker reinstated. Judge
Baker, smarting- under the injustice
of the whole thing, after he had been
exonerated, proceeded to resign.
One day not so very long ago Con
sul Davis, at Alexandretta, did a
very foolish tiling-. The Sultan had
a birthday festa. Consul Davis got
spunky at something- that happened
in Alexandretta and pulled the
American flag down from where it
was flying over the Consulate. Of
course the Turks got mad mad as
hatters. They complained about it
to the State Department, and now
there is one Davis out of diplomatic
service, or will be just as soon as an
appointee can get to Alexandretta to
take the place of the unwise man.
President Roosevelt has accepted
an invitation to attend the Lincoln
day dinner, to be given by the Re
publican Club of New York on the
13th of next February. The invita
tion was extended by William I)
Murphy, of New York, on behalf of
the club. The President will deliver
an address at the dinner.
President Roosevelt was mighty
glad for the Christmas recess of
Congress. He was nearly worn to a
frazzle by the pressure ot callers and
business. It is said that never in the
history of the White House has a
President seen so many callers and
listened to so many tales of woe in
the same length of time as has Presi
dent Roosevelt in the three weeks
that Congress has been in session.
From 9.30 until 5 in the evening he
has given up his time and attention
to public business and has seen call
ers every day, except on Cabinet
days. Several hundred visitors a dav
have been received, these represent
ing simply those people who came to
pay their respects to the President
and who were after nothing. The
President earns that little $50,000 all
This sounds funny, but it is true.
Bourke Cockran drove up to the
Capitol the other day in a handsome
sleigh, holding the reins over a
spanking fine team, and beside him
a valet. The "gentleman from New
York, Mr. Cockran," wore on his
head a soft brown felt hat, pulled
down over his ears. The valet held
in his lap a hat box. When Mr.
Cockran alighted at the White House
door, he pulled off the soft felt, took
from the hat-box his "chimney pot,"
set it on his head, and in the attire
of a "gentleman," entered the House
Sonor Ojeda, Spanish Minister, has
received permission from the Span-,
ish Government. to sign the Spanish
American arbitration treaty
Push the Good Work Along.
The Durham Morning Herald says:
"The question of building the Dur
ham and Raleigh trolley line is now
uj to the Raleigh and Durham Pas
senger and Power Company. All
franchises asked for have been grant
ed by the authorities of Durham
County and city and Wake County
"Durham County was first to act
and the franchise was granted. This
was followed by the Durham Board
of Aldermen and then the matter was
taken up by the commissioners and
aldermen on the other end of the line.
The franchises are granted so that
the company will have no trouble in
getting their line through Raleigh,
Wake County. Durham County and
"When this matter was first made
public it was stated that if the prop
er franchises could be secured that
the line would be built, the work to
'.'begin '. as soon as possible, certainly
not later tban this spring. It was
stated that the company would spend
more than a half million dollars and
that the line would be one of the best
that could be built, giving ten cars
each way each day, with a schedule
of not more than an hour.
"Since the franchises have all been
granted, it is now a matter entirely
with the company."
KILLED HIS SON.
Alleged that George Holloway Killed
His Own Son in this County.
A terrible story comes from the
northern part of this county. The
report is that George Holloway. a
farmer living about three miles
from the Falls of Neuse, recently
struck his eleven year old son with
a stick and the boy afterwards
Holloway has sold hi V belongings
and disappeared. Tt seems that it
was not known at first that the boy
Mr. J. E. Spence. of New Hill, h
attending the Grand Lodge,
LETTER FROM BILKINS.
Mrs. Bilkins Gets Interested in John
W. Lawson, but Can't Learn Much
About Him -The Major Was Billed
for a Sensation, but Refused to
Furnish a Subject for the Funeral.
Correspondence of the Enterprise.
I wuz sittin' readin' the other nite
an'. Betsy wuz doin' likewize. She.
sez: "Zeke, who iz this feller John
W. Lawson they air paradin' in the
papers so much?"
J tole her I didn't know, fer sar
tin', but he seems ter be a mity man.
She sed: "But what hez he done,
whar did he cum frum an' whar iz
"My dear, it would take ten per
fesscrs with a cord ov books ter an
ser awl ov that.- I guess he wuz
once a poor barefooted boy like the
balance ov us, wuz razed on a farm,
an' finally drifted ter the city ov
Bosting in' perccedod ter flim-flam
every rich man there. I've read that
lie hez made several fortunes an'
then lost 'em jist ."ter show they wuz
no hard feeljns. He hez tried awl the
get-rich-quick games exseptin' the
newspaper buzines, an' he iz writin'
fer the magazines now an' pracktisin'
up ter no inter the newspaper buzi-nes-i.
One ov hiz tricks iz ter buy a
rock v bit ov ground an' call it a
mine. Then he sells stock an' pushes
the price up out ov site;
.1 ohn W. Lawson ain't af eared ov
the Goulds, Vandcrbilts nor Jno. D.
Roelefeller. Ho tole Rockefeller that
kerosene oil would cure dandruff an'
got him ter put it On hiz bed till awl
hiz hair cum out. Ole man Rocke
feller wuz hopin' Lawson -wuz tellin'
the truth an' he wuz goin' ter make
a few hundred .'milium, by formin' a
trust an' get a monopoly on the hair
tmiick buzinoss. From that day ter
this. Rockefeller hain't bin on speak
in' terms with Lawson an' devotes
most ov his time ter Sunday-school
matters an' puttin' .up the price ov
oil for the benefit qv the poor."
Betsy 'lowed, "O shucks! I thought
he wuz sumbody an' bed diskivered
Anierika or throwed a ten dollar bill
ucrost the Mississippi River."
I seed a notis in your paper ter the
effeck that not many people hev bin
blowin' out the gas an' gittin' af
fix ia'tcd lately. That made mo think
ov a time I had sum years '-ergo. I
went ut; in the mountains ter see
my br( tt her d im I got ter a t own
whar 1 luid ter change cars an' awlso
stay awl nite. They hed jist got a
lieu- gns outfit in the town an' every
body bed bin warned erbout the dan
ger ov blowin' out the gas. They
wuz awl exsited over the gas buzi
noss. Sumhow they got hit inter
their heads. that purty soon sum fel
ler weuld cum erloncr an' blow out the
gns an' die an' they'd get it publish
ed awl over the country. When I lit
frum the cars the whole town wuz
thar seein' who wuz on the train.
When I started u"' ter the hotel they
sized me ui) az the feller ter curii
pleet the sensashun an' a whole crowd
.fullered me tor the hotel. I thought
thev hod curiosity bekase I Wuz a
stranger an' didn't git outer the gas
rael-et fer siimtime. After supper
the crowd got bigcer an' bigger at the
hotel. The reporter frum the nuso
paper cum an' intervewed me, gittin'
my history. I understood afterward
that the paper hed a two-column ar
tickle givin' an akount of my deth by
blowin' out the gas set up in type
that nite an' nothin' ter do but put
on the finishin' touches. I seed tears
in the eyes ov sum ov the peeple, but
I thought they hed had a deth in the
family. The undertaker wuz thar
an' got my length an' watc.
I wuz tired an' went up ter bed
purty early. The perprietor ov the
lotel went up with me. In the room
he tole me thet they her jist hed
gas put in the hotel an' wuz' mity
onezy fer fear sumbody would blow
out the gas. He showed me how ter
turn it oif. I hed seen gas fixins be
fore. But he seemed ter think I had
n't an' I reckon he felt sorry fer my
family. I turned off the gas an got
inter bed. Purty soon the perprietor
cum ter the door an' axed if I wuz
awl rite. I tole him yes. "Did you
turn out the lite or blow hit out ?"
sez he. "Hit iz out awl rite," sez I.
Purty soon he cum back ter ax erbout
it ergin. I wuz on ter the racket by
this time an' concluded ter give the
sensashun. So I slipped up an' turn
ed the gas on jist a little an' then
turned it off ergin. He smelt the
gas this time. lie called me an' sez:
"Mr. Bilkin's, air you sure you turn
ed the gas out in your room ?" "No,
I hi owed hit out," sez I. "I reckon
I know how ter put out a lite." Then
he smelt the gas that I hed let es
cape. "For goodness sake open the
door," sez he, " or you will be dead
m two 'mmits." "Never felt better in
my life," sez I. He got ter bangin'
on the door an' I could tell that he
wuz exsited. "Pleeze open the poor
an' I'll save your life," sed the per
prietor. "Let me sleep." sez I. Then
he run back ter the offis an' brought
the whole crowd up. They were awl
exsited. "Open the door or we'll break
it open," they sed. "Til shoot the
first man thet cuius in," sez I. "You
will die in that room," sed the crowd.
"That iz none ov your buzines," sed
I. They hed concluded that they
couldn't erfford ter let me die when
it cum ter the pinch. After beggin'
me ter let them in, I herd them
whisperin'. Purty soon they broke
the lock an' then run ter git out ov
the way ov my pistol. I wuz lyin'
thar in bed a-latfin' fit ter kill. Di
reckly I got up an' looked out in the
hall. They were at a safe distance
peenin'. "Cum here boys," sez I, "the
truble iz awl over. I wuz razed in
a gas factory, an' you needn't Worry
erbout me. the gas iz awl rite."
By this time they began ter tum
ble an' went an' left me. The per
prieter an' everybody else were out
ov site the next niornin' an' I went
on ter see brother Jim.
Vours. ZEKE BILKINS.
Have Enlarged Office.
Messrs. Cooper Bros., the well
known ma rble men, have recently en
larged their office at their marble
works on Fayetteville street. In size
it is just double the floor space of
the old office, and will be needed for
the growing business ,of this popular
Cooper Bros., are practical marble
workers and know the business from
first to last. They employ expert
workmen and use good material,
hence their success. About forty
men are employed on marble and
stone work. Some of the handsom
est monuments in the South have
been erected by Cooper Bros. V