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DURHAM RECORDER, DURHAM, N. C. FRIDAY, MARCH 10, 1911.
committee moors 0IEHED HARD AT ViOHK TO THE FnOHtlEn E I0IIISTOIE DISCUSS CIIO n beer rasittimisi Amy ci Tweity Ticrzl Cca ttefcesty 1 Nexl Week Is Who. tt Stiffs off Tfee 1911 legislates is Now a Thing of ebe Past Cae el &t Ffcti Ueasare l be Specfcl eject, tie liriismity ia limbers cl Ways tzi Ueans Preeeei td Uakii C:ri Pcstei ky fce Majority laws 1 V3i1s i ComsWee Uake Prc;ress T AOJOUB HEW STIIGEIII Ml bill iTTEFiS ,t. DAILY PRACTICE NOW Oil Hum Athletic Field the Place of Practice Game Dr. AdUm, Is Coaching Them With Efficiency. Opening Game With th "Preps" ob Wednesday the 15th. With the opening of the baseball season scarcely one week off, interest centers in the daily practice games ok the Hanea Athletic Held. Under the efficient coaching of Dr. I. T. Adkins, the team is gradually round ing into shape for the opening game with the "preps' next Wednesday. Ia a recent interview, Coacfi Ad kins expressed himself very optimisti cally as to the prospects for the com ing season. The thing which is most gratifying to the coach is the large number of candidates who are con testing for the various places on the team this year. There will be eleven old men who will easily form a nucleus around which a very formid able team may be developed.' No one of these, old men, however, are having an easy time retaining their old positions. Fifteen other men with splendid baseball abilities are making a neck to neck fight with them for places on the team. In view of the large number of able candidates Coach Adkina will be con fronted with a difficult task when he comes to select the final line-up. Taking up the positions more In detail, every Trinity supporter is de lighted to see on the mound again Captain Bobb Gannt, whose fame as a baseball pitcher covers Dixie like - the dew. He has never been in such great form, and promise to be a terror to many a batsman this year. Ia addition to being Trinity's premier slab artist, he is also captain of the team, and in this capacity, by his enthusiasm and by giving every man a square deal, is doing much to mould the team into proper shape. Captain Gannt is to be ably re-in-forced in the pitching department by his brother, Sam, Godfrey, of last year's team, and by Ivey, a promis ing young pitcher who made good on Oe Trinity Park school team last Year. Rehlnd th hat tha ranriMatM are too numerous to mention, and It!6 is around this position that , the greatest uncertainty now fainges.The catchers will probably be chosen from Spruce, of last year's team; Msjt, Brown, Maddox, Dalton, Stan back and Howe. At present it is im possible to state who will land this position, but there is plenty of ground for believing that this very important place will be well cared for. At first base, Henderson seems to ttave found his Job. He takes care of everything coming his way, and is Bitting the ball much better than ver. He has two able competitors, however, in Hines and Gaston, H. B., both of whom are showing up splen didly. Second base is being boUy contested for by Thompson, of last year's team, and Anderson, a recruit from Atlantic Christian college. An. . . - .e, D. oi ui most promising young Infielders seen here in a long time, being both very fast and a good hitler. Thompson is In better shspe than ever and is hitting the ball at something less than the 1000 clip Should Anderson be stationed at sec ond. It is very probable that Thomp son will be shifted to right field. Por short and third, Claude West and Bundy look like certainties. This pair are gobbling up everything that conies on their side of the field, throwing unerringly and clouting the sphere st a terrific gait. The only other candidate for third is Gaston, W. G., who Is doing splendid work. Poushee and Cooper both look good for left and center. Both are In first class shape for this season, and their sucking and brilliant defensive work should be instrumental In bringing many a game to the local camp this year. The ether field position will be Bile 4 by P pence, Rose or -Warlirk Rpence is very fast on his feet, but; w woer c.naioaies sre nitttng a, little more opportunely. The sub- j sUtute man will likely be rhosen from Montgomery, Msddox, Gaston,! W. O., or Kose. Practice of the most strenuous sort has been the rule every day the weather permitted for the Wst three10 KorthT,Ht l crows 1 et wee ks and will be kept up without ir. . .? ? ,owa cor" intermission till the opening of theifj!!, , " row- 80 farmers season, for the first time to the his- wi-.LJ. , i 7i7 ,u,ppa wun tory of the college the squsd has; " lbout tt"r .' been so large tbst a tabulated score . t iLL'. v.. of each Individuals doings wss neces- Albtnr , , Th - sitated. Careful records have been L f ! ?T TB'r " fcw r ... no choke for toiled States senstor m. . Kivi.uvii. vv waae on me basis of cold figures Insuring the choice of the best men for positions en the vsrslty nine. The outlook for a winning team is unusually bright and with another week of lively training the locals should be able to iw m lessees a tning or two wnen y negin coming down from the frotea north on their hunt after sou 'ten scalps. Some men are like soma dogs; tbey howl all Bight so that others tea t sleep. Rateigh, March . 9. During an occasional grind of legislation, while the legislature was waiting for final adjournment. agreements were reached that, on Eastern Carolina Truckers association bill for licens ing strawberry brokers and provid ing association fund. Difference ad justed as to sub-contractors lien bill, involving Durham, Wake, Guilford and Rowan, so all remains under law. There was on foot to pass a bill to allow the penitentiary warden $300 extra for electrocutions, but it became evident opponents would raise "point of no quorum, so friends of the bill gave it up. This bill pass ed second reading Tuesday night, but was forced over on objection to final reading. Toward noon the famous drum corps of L. O. B. Branch camp Con federate veterans, composed of J. J. Lomls, W. T. Johnson and W. E. Royster, mached Into the hall of rep resentatives, and members gave them geat ovation. Chair was sur rendered by Speaker Dowd to Rep resentative McKill, of Cumberland, the Uncle Joe Cannon, of the house, and a veteran withalL. Enthusiasm ran high when members saw that a cigar given proper angle between his lips, while be presided. Collection was taken for three veterans of drum corps that made considerable sum. Speaker Dowd said Wednesday In statement to press that the con duct this general assembly has fully Justified his expression in the be ginning of the session that this was one of the very ablest and best leg islatures the state has ever had; that they have taken good care of all the states Interests that needed taking care of and imposed no hardships on any part of ber worthy citlxenshlp and that people of the state may well be congratulated on the legislative condition at the close of this session of general assembly. Lieutenant Govensos'JlewJand, of the senate, was stanaiLf by and heartily endorsed this statement of Speaker Dowd, as an expression of his view of outcome of legislative session Just closed. The 1)11 ses sion of the North Carolina general assembly adjourned. sine die at. 2. 30 o'elock this afternoon, the wait from 11 o'clock to hour adjournment hav ing been necessary to get final batch rUfied oUI THE HATES TRIAL. Interview With Defendant Bresghl Ust ia Evidence. Whiteville, March . The most in teresting witness In the trial of Mrs. Rosa Rayes, charged with he mnrder of Robert Floyd, the young South Carolina medical atudent Tuesday wss Mrs. Mims, daughter of editor of the local paper, who printed an ln- jterview with the defendant after her incarceration. Counsel for the de fense hotly contested the admissibility of the testimony. In the Interview the 17-year-old wife and prisoner ad' mined that she had been unusually friendly with her victim and that as he lay dying he tad called to her la endearing terms. v The state further Introduced wit- BHIM In tall Af tt iFfn J.f..i..t " Mil IM HICUU .l , m ner ,lctlm B,d uk. .... .umra to a neighboring seaport town, where they spent the night at the same hotel. The witnesses to the shooting swear that Mrs. Hayes continued firing at Floyd after he had fallen, and a nhv- slclan testified that he found nine bul lets la Floyd's body. The state has not yet succeeded In snowing a motive for the crime, though bat few of the fifty witnesses summoned bsve been examined The trial will probably consume the week. LE8SOS8 FOE CROWS. ' Ose sf 5smber lastrarti feri Picking. flock Is Wlnsted, Conn., March . A North ville woman who drove to New Mil ford Sunday says she ssw a flock of crows formed la a circle and facing me center, wnere one crow stood. This crow would bead avee fu tnrk his bill to the ground. Those in the circle would imitate him. Then be would flap his wings and caw, and his audience would da th. ..m. r be nearly stood on his bill, and the whole circle likewise promptly tried to do fanners think the Instructor cams Os the frame Letel One hundred thousand dollars paid for a dinner service to Nw York! The user of L. and M. Paint Is on the same level as the purchaser be can't get better paint, because none er can t msde; and its cost la I'ast because 4 gallons of L. and M. sns three gallons of Oil sdded thereto by the user, at a cost of about II CO per gallon, will paint a cottage Tblrty-flve years' use la tt. A. end 8. A Our sgnt Is W, A Wabry. Wbat fite Assectly Mixed lis liquor Lefilslatloa to -- v " ' - ' Raleigh. March .The general as sembly just adjourned confined Its liquor legislation to the passage of a stringent anti-near beer act to be ef fective July 1, and an act to prohjbit clubs and associations from purchas ing, handling or dispensing liquors to members. The near-beer v act pro hibits the sale of near-beer, beerine and milt or any intoxicant except that sold by Urug stores on prescriptions and. liquors kept by hospitals and asylums for the use of the patients. North Carolina's near-beer joints are to continue business, however, until July 1, their present six months' li cense terms expiring at that time. The anti-club liquor act Is designed to meet the defect in the state pro hibition law exposed by the ruling of the supreme court somomontbs ago when the court held that there was no 8s! ale law to prevent clubs from ordering liquors for club members. keeping it in common storage and serving it to members and their friends on the presentation of cou pons, this applying especially to beer. The new law is claimed to cut the personal liberties of citiiens as closely as It Is possible to do in such a statute. It leaves the niemoers or reputable commercial and social clubs free to have their liquors in personal lockers. This settlement of the con test seems to give complete satisfac tion to prohibition and anti-proMbi-tion leaders and to the people gen erally. Recking Train a Ftleay. A bill passed by the general as sembly that will meet the united ap proval of the people of the state was to change the crime of rocking a train from a misdemeanor to a felony. This measure had no opposition whatever, and the railroad and employees and traveling public will have the satis faction of knowing that a miscreant who rocks a train In the future will be severely dealt with and get bis just deserts If caught. The 5ew Xsrhiaery Act. The new machinery act for the ap plication of the revenue act of the leg islature adds $500 per year each to the salaries of the corporation com missioners on account of the increas ed duties devolving nVn fhera as a state tax commission. These duties Include the appointment In April of each year of a county tax assessor ia each county, personal visits of the members to each county to Instruct the assessor and assistant assessors in the townships and the general supervision of the , assessment of property throughout the state, includ ing equalisation of the standards of property valuations In the respective counties. This Is a aew departure In assessing property for taxes and a compromise between the leaders, who insisted on a sepsrate state tax com mission for Immediate radical steps to equalize tax values snd those who believed that the movement for a more equitable basis be gradual and through the present commission. Con-iT 'T'. ,TLZ - rt .ia m. .tr, ... ....a k.fdependent manufacturers the prices siderable sdvances sre expected by tax students to be made in real estate- values, and they hope to force a num ber of counties now having low stan dards of valuation for taxes to raise them materially. THE StTBEIE COURT DISPOSES OF FIFTEE CASES. ' Raleigh, March I. The supreme court d!S!ed of fifteen cases yester day, delivery day. The list follows? 8iate t. Richard Cedar Works, from Tyrrell, error. 8tate t. Eubanks, from Craven, af firmed. Hardison v. Reel, from Pamlico, so error. Jones r. Rlggs, from Pamlico, do error. Tripp v. Harris, from Pitt, affirmed. Davenport v. Fleming, from Pitt, affirmed. Morton v. Blades Lumber company, from Craven, affirmed. DICISIOliS HD DOllli from vLIk . athiW:i Sf'Vin tossed a. .eon under rule 17. State v. Bunk Rollins, from Anson. docketed and dismissed tinder rule 17. 8tau v. James Home, from Anson. docketed and dismissed under rule 17. Register Co. v. Lewis, from Edge combe, affirmed... Black T. Carter, from Craven, af firmed. Stephenson t. Bailey, from Wilson. affirmed. Champion v. 8. A. L. Railway, from Edgecombe, affirmed. RECORDER Eiery family at Every fUsses Of the year needs one or more of the famous Welkins' Remedies, Kxtrscls. Spices, Toilet Articles, Soaps, Per fumes, etc. Over Umfm customers sre nvw enjoying the benefits offered by 3,004 trsveling salesmen in every part of the United Rutes and Csnsda Just now we want an energetic, re liable young man to sell our products to IBs people of Durham county, Ad- iw,. The J. R. Watklns Combanr. 113 South Gay street, Baltimore. Maryland. Established mi. espi al over $2,000,000. Plant contains 10 seres floor spar. U. S. STEEL An Investigation Will Be Asked for. Democratic Leaders Determined Upon Passage of Stanley Resolu tion Providing for an Inquiry into Country's Largest Corporation. Washington. March 9. That one of the Qrst measures to-be pushed throngs by the democratic majority in the house of representatives at the next session of congress will be the resolution tor the investigation of the United States Steel corporation. to determine whether it is a combi nation in violation of the anti-trust law, was the statement made today by Representative Stanley, of Ken tucky, author of the resolution, who has been canvassing sentiment among the members-elect on this subject. The . proposed investigation was strongly urged at the session just closed, but the resolution authoris ing it was finally pigeon-holed In the rules committee, of which Repre sentative Dalxell, of Pittsburg, was chairman. The minority members of the committee, including Speaker elect Champ Clark, were ill com mitted to the measure and other democratic leaders are In favor of pushing the resolution through as early as possible. Not only Is the resolution favored on its merits, but It is believed that it will provide valuable material for use In the next presidential campaign.. "The attitude of the members of the democratic majority, and also of many so-called Insurgents who favor this measure, said Representative Stanley today, "Is that the steel trust is one of the most dangerous com binations of capital In existence, bo cause It controls not only the manu facturing side of the steel Industry, but slso by far the greater part of the raw material required by the industry. Through its domination of leading transportation lines it even controls some of its most im portant customer! and prevents op position from that source. "If the tobacco trust opposes the farmers they can hold back their crop, as they have done, until reason able prices can be obtained. If the meat packers trest the cattle growers unjustly it is within the bounds of possibility for the latter to slaughter their owa animals, and, if necessary, to get Into 'direct relations with con sumers. Those great packing plants in which millions of dollars have been invested would be valueless heaps of Junk In the face of the combined op position of the producer and the con sumer. But when the steel trust ad vances the price of wire nmis. or sny other of its products, three hun dred per cent, the public Is helpless, because the trust controls the source mJ .,,..1. V. f. I. they shall charge. It can enforce its will upon these manufacturers by the threat to cot off their supply of raw material "There Is another point on which It will be Interesting ia obtain light It Is significant that while there have been federal proceedings against the oil trust, the tobacco trust, the meat packers and the lumber Interests, the bands of the department of Justice seem to be psralyxed whenever they approach any of the Interests dnmi nated by the supreme leader of Wall street. The steel ttmk which seems to the ordinary man a combination In restraint of trade as surely as the Northern Securities company ever wss, bluffed the Roosevelt adminis tration out of any action by a virtual threat to precipitate ' a destructive panic. So far it has escaped attention from the present sdtilnUtratlon. It will be worth whits to undertake the proposed Inquiry if only to show that our government Is not Morganized, as our Industries to a great extent have been Morgan lxrd." Talks with the roost Influential democratic anf insurgent leaders have verified the statement that the resolution authorising the steel trusH as possible after the convening of the next session. DEATH OF MD CITIZEN MIL i. D. IIICKA PAID THE DEBT Or St.tTfBE Tl'ESDAT. Mr. J. D. Ilkks died Tuesday afternoon about 4 o'clock, st bis borne on Proctor street The deeessed wss S3 years of age. He served In the Confederate ranks In a number of bard fought battles during the dvn war and received In juries from which be suffered nntli tbe time of his death. He was well known in the community and leaves many friends to warn bis loss. He Is survived by two sons, Messrs. Ed snd Walter Ulrks, of this city, one sister, Mrs. K. O. Onnter, and by one brother, Mr, Dsn lei Hlrks, who lives In Warren fount y. Tbe funeral services were field Wednesday afternoon from ths " resi dence and the Interment was st Maplewood. Birmingham, Ala., March S: Sev eral hundred delegates, including men and women of earnest thoughtI devoted to the best Interests of this country, met in conference in this city today to discuss the problem of child labor. The Rational Child Labor committee brought them to gether to exchange ideas and to recommend informally some solution. The special object sought is uniform ity in the laws of the various states regulating child laborv ( The conference, whiet will con tinue its sessions through tlis re mainder of this week, ik notable tor th8 large number of well known per sons who are on the program tor ad dresses. Heading the list is former President Theodore 'Roosevelt, who will address the public session in the Orpbeum theater tomorrow night on the subject of "The Conservation of Childhood." Mayor' Exum welcomed the dale- gates at the formal opening of the conference this afternoon. The ad dress of the session was delivered by Dr. B. J. Baldwin, state chairman of the National Child Labor committee, who reviewed the history of child labor reform in Alabama. The re mainder of the session was given over to reports from field workers representing all parts of the United States. ., The program of the public session tonight provides for addresses as fol lows: "Uniformity In Child Labor Legislation,' Gov. Wood row Wilson, of New Jersey; "A Standard Child Labor Law," Miss Jsne Addams. Hull House, Chicago; "The State and Na tion la Child Labor Reform," United States Senator Borah, of Idaho. irasis i;i ami x ' ; : - SPECIAL COMMITTEE IMPORTS . OS THE 6TATFT8 PART. Raleigh. March 9. The special legislative committee for the Investi gation of the state's Interest In the Mattamuskeet railroad, the Elkln and Alleghany, and Statesvllle Air Line railroad, Ihe Wllkesboro-Jeffer-son turnpike and the state Institu tions under the criticisms passed upon these by the state board of in ternal improvements has reported to' the legislature that their Investiga tion of the condition of new build Ings complained ot out at the Central Hospital for Insane here shows these buildings In good condition after two years service, with good general eon struction and st a cost not excessive by the recent staa hospital commis sion. The committee considers the purchase of the lands adjoining the state hospital property by the com mission a wise expenditure amply Justified. This, too, In spite of the criticisms of the stats board of In teres! improvements. The commit' tee found no time for Investigating the other properties Involved not ably the railroads but reports bar Ing secured the appointment of s legislative commission to do this dur ing the two years before the assem bly meets sgaln and make report of conditions as tbey find them. A Sale cf Rare Stamps In New York City New York, March 9. Stamp col lectors aid dealers from msny parts of America are in town to bid for tbe many rare varieties to be disposed of at the sale today, and lasting three days, when one of the finest collec tions of stamps of Greet Britain and her colonies over brought together that ot John R. Stanton, will be dispersed. Tbe stamp that Is exciting most attention Is a 00 Canadian rarity, lightly canceled copy of the rarest of Cafiadlan postage stamps, tbe It cents black, of the issue of It SI. Another feature of the sale Is tbe one-shilling scarlet vermilion of New foundland, Issue of 1857, which Is valued at $275. British Columbia and Vancouver are represented In the collection by a copy of tbe rsre S cent rose of 1S62, valued at f 110, and Nova Scotia by two canceled copies of lbs one shilling redJIsh violet, Issue of 1851, valued at about tlOO each. Mil Clerk Tally . Reported Improving Raleigh, March I. Improvement Is reported In the sondltlon of Mail Clerk J. R. Tally, who is a patient at Rex Hospital recovering from In juries sustained when the Norfolk and Southern train, on which be was working Tuesday night, ran Into an opn switch at Middlesex and collided wl b a freight train standing on a siding. Mr. Tally's right shoulder wss bsdly wrenched, but he expects to be out in a few days. The switch bad been left open In some wsy after the freight bad taken the siding for tbe passenger train. Mrs. Hlghupp Vour husband has ebarffjed so thst I didn't recognize blm. Mrs. Blase It Isn't that I've changed hiisbasds. Puck. Washington,, .vftreh ,--The demo cratic member of the house com mittee on ways and means made some progress In their work of con alderlng tariff procedure and consid ering committee chairmanships, . but after two sessions tbey bad no an nouncement to make aa to concrete results. Much of the time was spent going over the relative merits and fitness of the various men who ex pert to become heads of the com' mlttees. , , There were various reports in cir culation about what the committee had done so far, Including a vote ot seven for Fiugerald, of New York, and six for Burleson, of Texas, with one member wobbling, for the chair manship of the powerful appropria tions committee, but members of the committee declared that no final vote had been taken. Mr. Fitzgerald is generally expected to land the cbslr manshlp of the committee., There has been some talk of Mr. Burle son might be placated with the chair mansnip of the committee on agri culture, but he stated today that he would not take It if oered him.' The choice for the agriculture committee Is expected to be Leever, ot South Carolina, or Ball, of Texas. It was stated that the committee has reached no conclusion as to the tariff procedure and that nothing defi nite Is to be expected until after an the democratic members of the ways and means committee return here on Monday. Gen. Carr Very Much Complimented General Julian 8. Carr Is being very much complimented on his recent ac tion, in the legislature in having the new building at tbe Greensboro Nor mal school dedlca.ed to the women of the Confederacy. An appropriation of Jl'1,000 was made by the legislature for the erection of a building, and on motion of General Carr this building Is to be dedicated to the women of the Confederacy. A X0Y1XG FUTURE XAGAZ13E. Xew Mtery Fabllrstlos Appealing te jlotlea Pictare Eatasslasts. The Motion Picture ory Magazine is the title of a brand new publica tion intended to reach the patrons of the moving picture entertainments Already It has reached a circulation of more than one hundred thoussnd copies a month snd goes into every cl y. town and hamlet where motion picture performances are given. The magazine In attractive form gives the plots ot the more Important moving picture films In story form and Illus trated by scenes from the miniature dramas enacted on the moving picture screen. The purpose of tbe msgazlse, which Is s monthly, is to s.lmslsts Interest In moving picture entertain meats among all classes of people. It reflects the enormous strides, in popu larity which entertainments 'of tbe slnd have made In the past few years. and though It Is not tbe only publica tion devoted to moving picture Inter ests, It la nevertheless tbe first which is intended primarily for, those who make up tbe audiences at motion pic ture exhibits. Ia reality the magazine Is a handsomely 111 us rated short story magazine, except that kdded Interest Is given to the stories by reason of the fact that readers have the oppor tunlty of seeing them acted st the mo- Hon picture en attainments. The M. P. Publishing Co, a New Tork corporation with Its office at 2 Court street. Brooklyn. New York, J. Stewart Blackton, president, sre the oubllsbers. Eugene V. Brewster, of Brooklyn, a well-known lawyer and writer. Is tbe manager and editor of the magazine, that already Is an as sured success. Ouy L. Hsrrlngon, formerly associated In a business ca pacity with "Rldgeway's Weekly- t In charge of the advertising and circu lation departments. Spokane Tries Mew lis a. Sookane. Wah unh s Spokane Isjiolding Its first election todsy under the new charter rcttit- ly adopted by popular vote. The new charter is modeled rather cjose ly after that recently adopted In Grand JunctionCoI., though In its msln features It follows the plan of commission mt.mm.ni in ores In many cities In the west and south. Tbe present msvne and ein council will be supplanted by a board oi nve commissioners. There are nearly 100 csndldstea for th. ... Ailaslonersblps, among them belni tbe present msyor and a number of me otner city officials. forced to I -rsre Home. Rvery year a Isrce numkae ' n. sufferers, whose lungs are sore and recked with coughs, are urged to go to another cllmato. But this is cost ly and not always sure. There's a better way. Let Dr. King's New Die cqvery cure you st home. "It cured me of lung trouble," writes W, R. Nelson, of Calamine. Ark .ii else failed and 1 gained 47 pounds In sight. Its surely tbe king of all cough and lung cures." Thousands owe their lives and health toU. It's positively guaranteed for Coughs Colds, LaGrlppe, Asthma, Croup all' Throat and Lung troubles. & tut 1100. Trial bottle free at R. Bla-k-uall and Sons, si.yjOEOMEf.lSO Purpose of MoblUxatioa Claiatea t U to Train OSirersaaa Xes, Bat This Is Deiblrd'Bsaseis ( Iaalsttit . Trouble Is Xexlcs Treepi Eaalp ped for Flt-H Service.' . Washington, March . The most extensive movement ot troops and war vessels ever executed In this country In time of peace Is now nnder way by order of the president as commander ln-chief ot the army and navyi tbe ob jective being the country north of the Mexican boundary and tbe waters of the two oceans at either, end Of it' Twenty thousand soldiers, more khan one-fourth of tbe army ot tbe United States, of all arma of the ser vice, are moving toward the Mexican t border; four armored cruisers, com prising tbe fifth division of the At lantic fleet have been ordered from northern waters to the naval station at Guantanamo, Cuba, and most of the Pacific fleet Is, or shonly will be, on Its way to assemble at San Pedro and San Diego, Cal, and 2,000 marines are preparing 15 make the Guantanamo station their headquarters. OOklal Asaeaaceasest ' . It was officially announced at tbe white house and at the war and navy departments yesterday that the pur pose of this great mobilization, un precedented save in war tlm- Is tbe training of officers and men under st-, vkw conditions and practice Is co operation between the land and naval forces. Unusual pains were taken by all officially concerned in the matter to give this color to the sudden ac tivities; but these statements were accepted with increasing reserve. There have been important Jolat maneuvers during the last few years, but they have been planned far In advance and carried out without a ripple ot excitement or even of eri; deoce of Interest st the white house'. Today the executive offices were steeped with mystery; the enure morning wss given over to conferences with officers of the war department This thick atmosphere of mystery, snd the seslous efforts to minimise the Imports nee of the business, lest a curious significance to the tact that General Leonard Wood, chief of staff or the srmy. In aa effort to elude In terviewers, slipped out of one of the rear windows of the president's office and beat a masterly retreat through the secluded por.lons of the white house grounds to a rear en nance ot the war department i Rest Btnlacasce, The real significance of these ac tivities, which have been confined ap parently to the last forty-eight hours or less. Is thought to .relate very di rectly to the conditions la Mexico, and to tbe growing belief that the sit, atlon there is by no means so t'Ji. tsctory as the Mexican government would have It believed to be. There are persistent reports that tbe physi cal condition of President Was has lately become such as to alarm bis adherents and that momentous de velopments are to be prepared for. By Mistake Sclera Were Locked la Jril Wilson. March .ph.i w r Wooten sad Howard Barnes, two of Co. K. Wilson light Infantry, who were detailed to guard tbe West gang in me niison jail last Saturday Bight found, then It was time for them to report to the armory on Sunday mora ine, that thev owing to the forgetfuiness of a "trusty- to turn over his key when be left on Saturdsy night la eon sequence of this bngbesdedness ot "Incle" George Moye, the old aegro stsndby, who deals out "chuck" to the prisoners, the young men were tats for Sunday school, but they spoke Psrsbles to tha Aid m.a .v. bars as he put In his appearance to sooui len-mirty, when church belts were ringing. . Most Dleaaura h .k .i. a. . , - - ' - ' M 1 , (111.. DSCRS, and BlOBt nrnmt k... "rings tied to tbem. AM mELUGMT person may earn food Income corresponding for newspspers; experience unneces sary. Send stamp for full partim- lara Kmplre Press Syndicate, Mid-X- T. 2-7-10-14 WASTED To sell you a nice new 24 7"f'' ,b" fl i -poudealr of pillows for 110. dellrered. Tur. ,7 f orn,. W South College M2:l!:,t"",Vtw' 1 ,'(b" bod snd .pound pair pillows $10, oth Coll, street Charlotte. '"V. . "(mm , uurnam and adjs- aeBv.JBtaTh,H,V,,c