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Peggy B a t on,
; wife of the Sec
retary of War
of President An
' pays a secret
" lareweU visit to
1 v"' Senator John
Randolph as he
lies dying from
.V on aseaeein'e
J buttet, 8h had
p jJ' loved Randolph
tvtr since she
' ool girt, out never mar-
t because of his political
- vrttH Jaotooa. As- she is
i , r corted by an old friend,
aio, a man outside, em old
ft f Peggy's, demands money
i the visit : unknown.
i. kids him in the ensuing
.ru r yie,. and jrets Peggy away in
i-r carriage before the police or-
( .',-Chapfer Twelve
- Someone ' had " Been Pectrv with
i TElowdy in the carriage, and further
evidence wu tillered that she had
, met him- at Gadsby'a Inn. While
this did not, of coursa, Involve her
directly in the aeif defense killing
or ttunaeriana,: it cua create a tern
: pest of talk all over Washington.
I .The loquacious dowagers to whom
rv ! goeslp, was meat and drink went
Ifnto a huddle, afl decided that a
. ' formal protest ahuuld be filed with
. 1 .vice-fresident vaithoun.
;S They dldl fact 3mow that Peggy
tbd .gone to visit the dying Ran-
1 dolphbut thqglrad invented an in
' i genlouS., explanation for the fact
j, that she 'Was alone with Dow. She
' had accompanied him, they said, to
, the ts'jra of tVarrenton for the pur-
pose of immoral conduct, and while
' ; under the sriOnence of liquor had
I provoked a etreet auarrel between
lj him and Sunderland, resulting fat-
,,jeujy lorunuMMT, "
, . ff Peftff Winnally. would have paid
!' -: t i uu uccu ami uim sa injiEMJitin nitn nr
, i calumny, bat .now ehe had her hus
- band to Xhinlt about As a national
s ,- 1 figures this mndereover talk would
1 Injure Kim -politically. Baton hlm
self heara Peggy's story of what
' ; happened 3rom her own lips, and
, never OoUUted it for an instant
As.ibt htm glUtJ tnvky lh arson if i
jutmut" juMea terns lot water.
i : Tgg7 tjaputa vita unrs.
But he was a quiet, reserved man,
and he Ad not wish to involve the
' name or the dead Virginia Senator
In the alfalr, if it could be avoided.
The committee that waited upon
'Calhoun Included Mrs. Bomfret Be
all, the plnck-faced Louisa Abbot
A and some of the other chief scalpel
wlelders of Washington society.
:sented her case eloquently, only the
.peculiar glint. in her eye betraying
the norbid hatred she felt for Peg-
.gy. Lhe described the alleged ac
tions of the latter aa an' affront to
all principles of decent conduct and
said in conclusioni--! W1-;1
", .'e mtiHt insist that you as Vice-
"t demand ox our mjsguioea
KecuUve that this woman
.el, once and for all, from
reb.dent ' Politely said he
; tae .
, 3 e
S" R t
-aent their ultimatum to
mt and Mrs. -Beau. led
e tho wives of Cabinet
1 brone-ht vrivate rnres-
, elr own to bear, and
s President's advisory body
ivened the air was thick
to be cut with a knife. The
of John Efttott made the
tVL tho more embarrae-
v Secretary Samuel Ing-
nd and hawed his way
t at issue: - that some
n ought to be taken
i v.re of the Seoretary of
1. Mr. President," he ex
j unTlsasant accusations
u are based upon
l. writs of the most
; -e .bent of our com-
'-on. Tt alnt a
ti t are these
-'-ofc reay to
t ve i 'v 1 ok
v-t v ij say
r.ao t r was
t rt' t e tense
i 1 1 o e 3, yea-
- li vory dlstres-
. J 1 1 jS j
t Jr' son. "Ty
tee cf ou
' w?r r rtrt
' . it
- . U r 1
. ; ; -J to
r r '
j here wllh
, . d I.Ira. J.
- .".or, ITenry
But the battle was not over." Cat
houn brought to Jackson's study the
following aay uorauo jreaoooy, a
bleoted - but . extremely Influential
social leader whose official title was
Chairman, of the! Society for the
Protection of Publto Morals. .
. , Mr. Peabody," said Calhoun, In
troducing him, "Is cognizant of all
"What facts?' demanded Jack
son, with a belligerent glare,
- "I have made no statement," said
Feaoody awkwaraty, -tan xaey r.
were actually witnessed by me, or
any of my colleagues, but ',
"Excuse , me," paid John Eaton,
interrupting, -n)ut I think iPeggy
ought to be kere.". -
jaokson gave a noa ox assent, ana
Baton stepped to the next room to
escort hi wife Into tho study, v -.
"Sit down, honey," said the Presi
dent "This gentleman thinks he's
found your finger-prints smeared
au over ine oiacn monument
Sin.". He pounded bis fist on the
desk with a resounded orack. "But
by Eternal, I been waltin" for this
He paused momentarily lor emphasis,-
then pointed aa accusing
finger at Peabody.
"Now Kit this an' take it home to
your scurvy colleagues! Mrs. Mar
garet juaion travetea 10 warrenion
under my express orders to visit
the lata John Randolph o' Roanoke
God rest his loyal soul! an'
Mr. Roderick oov escorted ner
through the request of her own
husband, Mr. Secretary Eaton!"
Peggy gave a gasp. She looked at
Calhoun and Peabody. They were
"Now, my fine Ambassador o'
Publto Morals," added Jackson,
looking at Peabody and pointing at
the door, "git out!",
No one spoke, after the others
left; for a few dramatic moments.
Then Peggy stepped forward and
placed one hand on the President's.
"Funny," smiled Jackson, "my
conscience dont hurt me the way it
"You've won a great victory for
me," said Peggy seriously. "But
there's something else on my mind
"I dont knew what 'you're
ihlnkln'," said Jackson, "but I do
know you're tin boldhr the fate of
this administration an' maybe the
country in Ob palm o' your purty
"That's a great compliment," re-
turned Pesrev.' 'fTt's a temntatioa
for any womao, but it isn't worth
-wnat co yea mean?" asked too
. -i mean that so one person, how
ever well meaning, ought to at
tract so much attention away from
the main af fates of state. When
they keep talking about me people
will forget the real Issues of the
nation. If I'm half the person you
think I am, there's only one sensible
thing for me to do."
"What's that?" queried Jackson.
"Git!" replied Peggy,
Jackson studied her for a few
careful moments, a quizzical smile
piaying over jus lace. mauy ne
. "I guess maybe you're right," he
said. "An' I got the answer. How"d
you like it if I made John Minister
to th Court o' Spain?"
It was almost saHlnsr time, and
Peggy and John Eaton were tho
Leenter of an admiring group. Major
uxteaie was on, ooara xor a lareweu
hur and kiss, and Cuthbert had
brought a small bunch of flowers
from tho courtyard of tho Franklin
At the last moment a familiar
figure hopped over the rail. 1 It was
Rowdy Doyrr'--'''-T-' .-f-
-jowayi- enea'feggy. iarowrag
her arms about him. 7'How did you
get here?" ' x"-:"J:
"He : pardoned ' me," answered
Rowdy, with a significant glance at
tho tail figure of the President
Then he took Peggy's bands. "Are
you really happy at leaving Wash-
Tnt . . a a r a ' ' m 1 1
"Wouldn't you be If you were going; .
to mingle with kings and queens, to
say nothing of lowly dukes and
duchesses ?'r w '
uvea if you dont mean it" Kow-
fr returned, "you're fooling ever
body but me." -
vjacksoa was we tan person io
bid Peggy adieu.' - -
"Kememoer, ne saia, rmayoo'
Pruiin'll rit vour ourtv smile for a '
epeU, but your heart's staying right
nere nun un, w nmgs mm - m.wvy
goinV X h-.ii'V?:::iviv-i '
"I reckon you're not half started.
yet said Peggy. Jackson laughed.
"ineres a, new tune, ne saia,'
"written by a friend o" mine named
fam Smith. I'm a-goln' to have him
an' the boys piay it xor yon." -As
. the boat illded awiMT the
f'ralns of "America" flof-l acrosi
t e water.- Per?y, eyes fiuing with
-rs, stood- sione at tho stern!
ooj-by, John r Randolph," sh ,
i mured to herself. aoM y:; v
Tt IT ton came to her aide, ana
fit ned to him with one of those
t are t mien that only she coi&d oonu
' 1 ' r
Xt fa prefy tun she said, -ItftXU
JLa?" y i .
re Wii UtHe OxUtle Umet Oejtqfe
VISITOR IN NORFOLK .
- MJb3 Bettie Winslow spent the
week-end in Norfolk, visiting rela
tives, and attended a tea given by
Miss Mary Ferebee on Saturday,
afternoon. . . '
MYSTERIOUS CHINA HOST
TO U. S. MARINES
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Although China's political and economical life has been a continuous struggle for centuries, the
native charm and exotic power of the country cannot be forgotten once it has been visited. Towering
pagodas, the ever-changing river scenes and roadside shrines mix with the hustle and bustle of modern
China, to provide a never-ending variety of subjects for the camera. These pictures show U. S. Ma
rines sightseeing, while some of their comrades patrol the Whangpoo River, at Shanghai, and the
Mounted Letachment at Peiping lines up for inspection.
Spreading more than 4,000,000
square miles over southeastern Asia
lies China, land of mystery and host
to the United States Marines who
have been guarding American lives
and property in that far-off country
since the Boxter Rebellion in 1900.
With her history antedating- the
Birth of Christ by more than 2,000
years, China was once the home of
the world's finest contemporary civ
ilization. Although China is a coun
try peopled by a passive and philoso
phical race, the Boxer Uprising in
1900 was the first, in a now long
series of internal revolts which to
day are further occasioned by native
When hordes of fanatical Chinese
rose in arms at the turn of the
twentieth century, determined to
wipe out the foreigners, American
soldiers and marines were sent there
to aid our nationals, then living in
Today, there are about 500 Marines
stationed in the ancient Chinese city
of Peiping, guarding tho American
Embassy there and keeping a watch
ful eye on Chinese and Japanese mili
tary maneuvers in Hftoxth China. The
only Mounted Detachment in the Ma
rine Corps is stationed at Peiping to
patrol the outlying sections around
the walled-city, where many Amer-
ican missionary schools are located,
Traveling Around America
CACTUS DWARFS TREE
THIfl trsfrsizei cactus spreads it
1 self; like a giant far over the
village of JUotepec la Mexico. Such
tllhouetteg suggest thi: nature an
In a most fanciful mood when h
created tntf cactus family aod tbelr
relatives. Some types 1 have : pipes
Ike giant organ; others are In the
,'orm of immense candelabra: many
suggest caricatures of animals and
' nen; some, following the idea of ice
iergs. hare but little growth above
:b ground and a root' as" inrge
iround as a huge tree trunk! Most
" ill of them, at a further fantsstlc
ouch, have brlght bued bloamms
tending a rakish note to their stiff
Those exotio looking plant r
, RYLAND ;
ijl'-j'i'?- T:v- eoaMSBMsasssas-4 --"'-,'"-': - v ,
Wilbur Jordan, young son of O, N.
Jordan, returned Thursday from, the
Albemarle Hospital, Eluabetli City,
Wilbur's condition is much improved.
D, T. Ward, a student at Wake
Forest College, is spending the holi
days with hia parents, Mr. and Mrs.
D. T. Ward. - ' :
Mr. and Mrs. McErie Jordan, from
Another internal and civil uprising
in 1927 brought the Fourth Regiment
of Marines to Shanghai. Known to
day as the Fourth Marines, more
than 1,000 sea soldiers stand ready
in that cosmopolitan city to extend
a protecting arm to our nationals.
During the Sino-Japanese imbrog
lio in 1932, officers and men of the
Fourth Marines acquitted themselves
with distinction when the situation
was ripe for further international en
tanglements. More recently members of the fam
ous Fourth have been stationed on
American boats plying along the
reaches of the Yangtze River. This
new duty was given to Uncle Sam's
sea soldiers after river pirates had
attacked several ships flying the
American flag. Surely there is no
river in the world which has so much
to offer in variety of scenery as has
the Yangtze, with hundreds of boats,
flying the flags of many nations,
sailing her broad yellow bosom.
Although the Marines are station
ed in China primarily to protect
American lives and property, they
also have found time to participate
in all manner of athletic events, both
at Peiping and Shanghai.
At Peiping the American Embassy
Guard, vies with men from other
nations stationed near the Forbidden
. - i
havf their practical side, however
they provide natives with food and
drink, and make contributions to
wardrobes, and to homebulldlng and
furnishing. Certain species bear Jus
clous fruits;, the pulp of some types
is used to make molasses and paper;
heavy fibers are used In making mat
ting and wicker work; the leaves of
the maguey plant, to particular, fur
ulsb the natives with shingles foi
their crude thatched huts; and irom
the roots powerful drinks are con
cooled. After on experience with
these potent drinks, however, trav
elers visiting the country on the fort
nightly cruises to Guatemala .and
Mexico usually lose interest In the
practical side of thi cactus and eon
-'"irate on tho esthetie. ...
near Suffolk, Va., spent Thursday of
last week with Mr. Jordan's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. N. E. Jordan.
: Adolph Spivey and Alias : Bella
Spivey were In Edenton Saturday
evening. , . '
Mrs. Ella Mae Ward visited her
daughter, Mrs. Sam Nixon, i
Holleys Wharf. Sunday.
' W. E. Copeland and son, John
Irvin, went' in Hertford on business
City for athletic honors. Against
the English and Scots the Marines
play Rugby; line up in opposition to
the Japanese in America's national
pastime, baseball; and shoot in rifle
and pistol tournaments against all
comers. The Fourth Marines are recognized
in Shanghai as the outstanding ath
letic organization to ever visit Chin
ese soil. To date they have won
practically every title listed in the
Shanghai sports records book and
their trophy room at the Marine Bar
racks looks like a silversmith's shop
before an auction. They hold the
tennis, golf, most of the track and
field, baseball, Rushy and several
swimming championships at the pre
sent time. Sports are encouraged in
China primarily because of its great
aid in bolstering the morale of the
men who serve so far from their
However, it is only fair to say,
that this enigmatic land that is
China, fragrant with lotus blossoms,
and dotted with wayside shrines and
temples, has a strange and romantic
power to hold those who have visited
China has long beckoned to Uncle
Sam's wandering nephews, the Unit
ed States Marines, and the marines
still answer the call.
Mr. and Mrs. O. E. Spivey and two
daughters, of Alexandria, Va., will
spend Christmas in the home of Mr.
Spivey's mother, Mrs. Cornie Spivey
Mrs. H. N. Ward spent Wednesday
afternoon with Mrs. D. T. Ward.
Mrs. Harriett Parks was in Eden
ton Saturday evening shopping.
Miss Neola Jordan, from near
Cetesville, has returned home after
visiting her aunt, Mrs. Roy Parks,
for several days.
Lfhwood Taylor, from Gates Coun
ty, was visiting his brother, Stanley
Taylor, in the home of Mr. and Mrs.
N. H. Howell, several days last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Foster went
to Edenton Saturday evening to do
Mr. and Mrs. John Parks, of Suf
folk, Va., visited his mother, Mrs.
Harriett Parks, Sunday afternoon.
Relatives from Virginia visited
Mr. and Mrs. N. H. Howell during
Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Chappell, of
Snow Hill, spent Friday night and
Saturday with Mrs. Chappell's pa
rents, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Dail.
Mrs. Nurney Chappell and McCoy
Phthisic visited their sister, Mrs. H.
H. Lane, Sunday evening.
Mrs. Will Copeland visited Mrs.
Roy Parks Sunday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Byrum and
family, from near Cross Roads, visit
ed Mr. and Mrs. H. I. Ward and Mrs.
Peninah Ward Sunday afternoon.
Mrs. Harriett Parks spent Thurs
day with Mrs. Herbert Chappell, at
Miss Mary Lee Davis and little
Miss Phyllis Marie Rogers returned
home Friday from Suffolk, Va.
Miss Delorine Phthisic, of Edenton,
was the guest of her aunt, Mrs. Roy
Parks, a few days this week.
Mrs. Louisa Ward had as guests
Sunday afternoon Mr. and Mrs. Sam
Pierce and children, of Sunbury; Mr.
and Mrs. Erson Blanchard and fam
ily, from near Selwin.
Or. Clyde Ward, of Charlotte, is at
the home of his brother, T. L. Ward,
for the holidays.
AT HOME FOR HOLIDAYS
"Miss Joyce Stokes, who teaches at
Kenly, and Henry Stokes, who is a
student at - Louisburg College, are
spending the holidays with their pa
rents,.'' Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Stokes.
HERMAN WARD AT HOME
' Herman Ward, who is a student at
the. University of North Carolina, is'
at home with. his parents," Mr. and
Mrs. J. W. Ward, for the holidays.
Carolina Farm People v
Need More Good Books
Every farm family in the State
should have local access to a good
library, in the opinion of Dr. Frank
P. Graham, president of the Univer
sity of North Carolina.
Speaking last week at the annual
conference of the State College ex
tension service, Dr. Graham urged
extension workers to do all they can
to help establish county-wide libra
ries. Already 14 counties have made
provision for bringing good books
within reach of farm people, he stat
ed, but the work has just begun.
It is estimated that at the present
time 1,900,000 North Carolinians do
not have ready access to libraries.
Most of these are rural people.,
Good books can do a great deal to
raise the standard of living in rural
North Carolina, Dr. Graham point
ed out; one book may influence the
entire life of an individual, or the
destiny of a nation.
A manuscript that fell into the
hands of Christopher Columbus set
him to thinking and finally led to the
discovery of America.
Another speaker at the conference,
Col. J. W. Harrelson, dean of ad
ministration at State College, point
ed to the need for more agricultural
Even today, with all the advance
ment that has been made, he said,
there is still an appalling waste, in
efficiency, and loss of labor in agri
culture for the lack of better know
ledge regarding the control of plant
diseases and the production of farm
J. B. Hutson, assistant national
administrator of the AAA, said that
by interpreting the acts of Congress
m the light of the thinking of the
farmers, the 1937 soil-conservation
program has been designed to meet
their wishes as far as possible.
The object of the program is to
increase farm income by building up
the soil and conserving it for its
fullest economic use and by elimi
nating wide fluctations in the pro
duction and the prices of agricultu
ral commodities, he stated.
Since shrubs renew themselves by
new growth from the base of the
plant, it is necessary that home gar
deners plan a regular pruning sche
dule to keep their shrubbery attrac
tive. If not attended to, shrubs will be
come thick, ragged, diseased, and un
sightly, says Glenn 0. Randall, flori
culturist at State College. In most
cases this practice is not due to care
lessness, but to lack of knowledge
of how to prune and care for shrubs.
A common mistake made at time
Of planting, points out Randall, is
that of not pruning the tops to off
set the roots which were lost when
the plants were dug in the nursery.
The top should be reduced to about
one-third when the plant is set.
Pruning should be started when
the plants are young. In the early
stages of development one of the
main objects of pruning is to pro
mote a bushy growth, Randall de
clares. This will have the effect of
producing a well-shaped plant.
To produce a great profusion of
bloom in flowering shrubs, old canes
should be thinned out and those
stems left should be pruned slightly.
The plants should never be sheared
back so that all canes are cut at the
same height, the floriculturist points
The period of flowering can be
prolonged for some time in the case
of some shrubs such as weigelas,
spirea Anthony Waterer, and bud
dleias if the plants are pruned im
mediately after one set of flowers
Many varieties of shrubs are es
pecially susceptible to insect attack,
declares the floriculturist. The in
sect known as "scale" which attacks
lilacs and dogwoods can be controlled
to a large extent by a removal of
the infested parts.
Merry Hill Boy Gets
50 Bu. Corn On Acre
Completed records on 4 - H corn
growing projects in Bertie Countv
show that Rowland Miller of Merry
Powellsville with 46.8 ibushels and
Hill produced 50 bushels of corn on
his one-acre projects, reports Assist
ant County Agent C. W. Overman.
Next in line was Julian Wiggins, of
Aibert T. Wiggins of the same com
munity with 43.4 bushels. A side
dressing demonstration with nitrate
of soda conducted by Joseph C. Hog
gard resulted in yields of 69.14
bushels of com following an applica
tion of 800 pounds of soda as com
pared with 42.48 bushels) ' without
soda, Overman reports.
CHRISTMAS IN FLORIDA
Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Knowles. Miss
Elisabeth Snowies. Miss Hilda Know-
Iks and Miss ?Crace Enowles left
Sunday for : v l3earwatev ' Florida.
where they will visit Mr. and Mrs.
E. S. Douglas.
TO YlSrr EAVES FAMILY
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Eaves and their
three children, Onella, John, Jr., and
Ava Anne, of Norfolk, will arrive
Saturday to visit Mr. and Mrs. J. B.
Eaves on Pender Road. T