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OF SITUATION TUit Governor Refuses to Take Sides in Senatorial Rattle. EFFORT TO FORCE HIM Fnerids of Candidates Seek to Drag Him From Neutral Position. Albany. N". Y.. January 12.?A par? allel between the United State? acna torship sltuatlonii In New Jersey and New York, suggested by some who are trying to make Governor Dlx declare himself, on the problem now confront? ing the Legislature, docs not appeal to the New York Governor, Governor Pix was asked to-night whether he would maintain his silence if he believed the interests of the .?ftate were in dancer. "In such.n case." he was asked, "would yon not follow '4 he example oi Pr. Wood row Wilson, | Hand .'publicly declare yourself?" "1 do not acre,? with Governor Wil Vfcn," was the reply. "1 think the Leg? islature of New York State Is amply Table to cope with this question. They ?tire, answerable to their constituents and jjnutt take the consequences of their ?idecislon." A statement that he intended to con [ijfer with Charles P. Murphy, to learn at V^Dm hand the sentiment of the Now ?pTork county Democracy regarding the ^enatnrshlp. wns all Governor Pix said jtn-day which showed an active interest 'Jn tlie contest. Whop this conference would take place he could not say. "I don't think the situation demands ft word from me." said the Governor to I night, "if any of the candidates come "to me I will discuss the subject with Vim; but thus far none of them has Visited n-,e on sueh an errand." The pressure upon the Governor to abandon his neutral attitude Is increas? ing every hour. Friends of Bdward M. Shepnrd went to the 'executive cham? ber' to-day In increasing numbers. U'hotnas M. Osbbrno, the new Forest: Pish and Game Commissioner, and one of the Governor's closest associates. F.-'ld to-day that the Governor was mas? ter of the situation, and hinted that lie might have something to say if a 4'iisl- is reached. "Not yet." wan also Mr. Murphy s an? swer, when asked if he bad taken any public stand In favor r.f William F. Shechan. Assemblyman 1 looey, of the Thirteenth District, announced to-night that he would vote In the caucus for Justice James W. Gerard, of New York City. COST $1.000 PER WORD ??Hinderen?, ?rntenrr Incur* Damage Vrrdlrl for s i.ooft. New- York, January 12,?Talk Is ?.ii>! to be cheap, but hot in White PlaJhs'. N. Y. Four words alleged to have been hissed into the- <ar ol Miss Grace Rids mond ?111 cost Mrs. Naomi D. King, seventy years old; 14.000 by the ' verdict of * jury. And in *o ruling t>.-; >^:y cut the price oi talk to half.; fe.r a; the previous ::lal Miss r.aymond iwardt d f! M*r?iU:. n.-'-r.c testified that she act? ed ist r'liry to the late husband of defendant A short time prior to tr.? t.-.irnr-.c-* the bride-to-be met P.aymohd or, tb* street and n-.adr f. remark e.r. which Miss P.avmond for dander Whin the Jury heard the alleged fr :r woi is repeated It immediately re? turned a verdict for the plaintiff: OPERATIONS WILL CONTINCE. It^.plvrr- of I.ohiher Company Author? ised to Ikhuc s.',.immi t ertlficates. [fepeel8.1 to The Time*.-Dispatch;j Ashevillc, N. ?... January 12.?Judge Pritchafd to-day authorized the re? ceivers of the N. I- Hoover Lumber Company to issue 15,000 receivers' cer? tificates, for the operation of the com? pany, and the petition for restraining order against It. C. Watts, asked by the Bank ot Commerce and Trust-", of Richmond, was dropped temporarily, jthls part of the proceedings having been compromised, y.*atts promising not to lnteti^ere. turtner with opera? tions. Prsth of Martin \V. I.ullue. rs'pe-eiai to'Th? Times-Dispatch;] Lynchburg, V;?.. January 12.--Martin |IVllllam LaRue, aged seycnty--thrce, a brother-in-law of Dr. J, Hopwood, president of the Virginia Christian College, died this morning at 3:30 o'clock at his home on Yernon Ave? nue. Death was due to heart disease. He v.;'s ft native of Kentucky and had bfne living here sovernl years. The Interment will he In Lynehburg. "I Suffered Intense Pains in My Left Side." Do you realize it is better to be safe than sorry, that it is the best policy to lock the stable door before the horse is stolen? Dr. Miles' Heart .Remedy cured Mrs. C. C. Gokey, of a stub? born case of heart disease, such as thousands arc now suffering with. Read what she says: "Before 1 begun taking Dr. Miles' Heart Remedy 1 had been suffering from heart trouble for over five year*. 1 had giown so weak that it was impossible for me to do thirty minutes work in a whole day. I suffered intense pains in mv left side and under the left shoulder blade, I could not sleep on the left side, and was so short of breath that I thought I should never be able to take a full breatli agnin. The least excitement would bring on toir most di'trcssing palpitation. 1 had scarcely taken a lialr-Sottlc of the Heart Remedy be? fore 1 could see a marked change in my condition. 1 began to sleep well, had a goon" appetite, and im? proved so rapidly that when 1 had taken six bottles I was completely cured. MRS. C. C. GOKF.V, Northfield, Vt. If you have any of the symptoms Mrs. Gokey mentions, it is your duty to protect yourself. Dr. Miles' Heart Remedy. is what you need. If the first bot? tle fails to benefit, your money is returned. Ask your druggist. MILES MI:d"|CAL co., Elkhart, Ind. Champ Clark Tell? Why Party Upheld Ruling of Speaker Cannon. . NO PRINCIPLE AT STAKE Action Year Ago, Me Declares, Revolutionary, hut Ncces sarv< Washington. January 12.?A states] tnent out lining the view ol the Demo? cratic party in the House as to the meaning of the recent rules fight, set ling- forth the precedent that would hnve been set if the Democrats had voted to overrule Speaker Cannon at that time, was Issued to-day i.y Repre? seritative Champ Clark, the Demo? cratic leader of the House and prob? able Speaker of the next Congress. Th* statement follows: "There is a tempest in a teapot about hew the Democrats voted on Monday i oh the question of sustaining Speaker j Cannon's ruling. Some of the papers i have been charging that the Democrats : reversed their action of the U<:b of j Starch; lt'l'>. Tills is an entire nils- i take. Every Deinoer.it who made] speeches on th<- proposition pending] on the 17th, ISth and 19th of March, it 1.0, took particular pains to state: thhi the precedents were In favor j of the Speaker's ruling on that occa? sion, and that what we were then doing was revolutionary in its cliar actor. I used this language on that I occasion. There- Is no use to mince matters about It. It is revolution. In- ? dtvldually, 1 am net afraid of revolu? tion, for people of our blood always :. revolutionize in the right direction. j "The difference In the situation is ' that in March, 1910, we were fighting to accomplish a great result, namely; to liberate the House frou the domi? nation of ;.n oligarchy of five, of which the Speaker was one. In fact, in the slang phrase Of Ho day. "be was It.' That was the Commute on Rules. The despotism of that old Committee on Rules?composed of i\\e men. of which the Speak' r was chairman?had be? come intolerable, and we were entirely justified In upsetting all the precedents that were ever made to emancipate ourselves. ?The question last Monday was an Insignificant squabble between Judge roller, of Illinois, and Hon. James R. Mann, of Illinois, both Republicans, neither one an Insurgent, each d?tcr tnltied to have his own way. ICach one had a bill that he wanted to get up, and that Is all there was to It. There was ho principle Involved w hut ever, ity our vote- we said that the Speaker's decision was sustained by the pre? cedents, and we also said by bur votes thnt tl?e matter in controversy was not SN THE Tho highest type of happiness is reached by having children in tho home; but the coming of the little ones is often attended with appre? hension and dread. Mother's Friend if used by the expectant mother in preparation of the ordeal, carries her through the crisis with safety. This great remedy assists nature in all necessary physical changes of the sys? tem, affords bodily comfort during tho period of waiting, and preserves tho symmetry of form after baby comes. The penetrating and soothing qualities of ".Mother's Triend allays nausea, prevents caking of the breasts, and ill every ?svay contributes to strong, healthy motherhood. Mother's Friend is sold at drug stores. Write for our free book containing valuable Infor? mation for expectant mothers. ERADFIELD REGULATOR CO., Atlanta, Ga. Everything in the House at Cut Prices Leading Candidates for Senator De pew's Seat of sufficient consequence to revolu- | lionize i lie Mouse. "There is no Inconsistency whatever I In our votes In March, imo, and last ? Monday. The Speaker con gel all the pleasure out of It he wants, which 1? very little. I think. The appeal from j his decision was taken by a rampant Republican. Hon. Joseph Holt Halites. . of West Virginia, n standpatter of the I standpatters, if th>- Democrats had | overruled the Speaker by their voles. I and thus creating a precedent, then in i the Sixty-second Congress the Re- I publicans could have used the prece- : dent thus established to arise' each j rtiiy with various amendments to the j rules and by this conduct prevent any j tariff legislation or any remedial legis? lation of any character." FIVE FIREM*EN INJURED Hurled by Hack Draft Down Stnlrvva.i of a Hurtling lllllllltng. New York. January I?Five fire? men. Including two deputy chiefs, were caught in a back draft last night on the third lloor of n burning fac? tory building at lOS-llo Dunne Street und hurled down the stairway to the! second floor. .Ml were Injured by the fall, but managed to reach the first lloor and wore Carried out by res < tiers. The Injuries are not believed to be serious. The damage Is esti? mated at J 150,000. In Special Message. Taft Says It Is Right and Duty of This Country. Washington. D. "', January 12.? | President Taft to-day sent to Congress a sp-, i.tl message urging the fortifica? tion of the Panama Canal and recom? mending that an appropriation o? $5,000,000 for the initiation of the work on the proposed defenses be made at '. the present session nil Congress. 'The canal, when completed." said] the President in his message, "will afford the only convenient route for water communication between our At labile ami Pacific oasts, ami virtually ; will he a part of the ?oast line of the. United States. Its assured possession and control will contribute to our peace, j safety and prosperity as a nation. In' my Judgment. It Is the right and the. duty of the I'nited States to fortify anil make capable of defense the work lliatl will bear so vital a relation to Its wel- j ! fare and that la being created solely i by It and at the expenditure of Clior- j moils sums." Tlie President forwarded |6 Congress] i with Ills message a modified report of the Special Army and Navy Board, j Which reduces the estimate of the cost 'ci fortification of the canal from $r.\ .?,|r,,C4:t to $12.175,338. As modified, tin board recommends ! that the armament til Panama shall j consist of eight fourteOh-lhch rifles. I twelve slx-ineh rille: and twenty-four ! twelve-inch mortars n is recommended that the perma mehi garrison In time of peace on the 'isthmus shall consist of twelve compa? nies of coast artillery; four regiments j oi Infantry, one battalion of field ar '. tlllory and one KO.ua(Iron of cavalry. Continuance of Suspension in Eastern Territory Is Taken Until March 15. Washington, 1?. C? January 1-.?offi? cial announcement was made by Judge Clements, acting chairman if the Inter? state Commerce Commission, at Hie conclusion of tho arguments on the 1 Kastern rate case late lo-<lay. of the further suspension of the proposed ad- j vanccs of rate's in official classification I territory from' February 1 to March' IS. The suspension will be. made vol? untarily b_v the carriers In order to af? ford the commission additional time to discuss and consider theproblems pre? sented to it. * The likelihood Is that there will be a similar suspension of the advances tn rates proposed by the carriers In Western trunk line lerltory, official announcement of which will be made at the arguments of that case, to be heard ne\t Monday by the commission, .\s soon ns, n conclusion Is reached, it will be announced in order that the railroads and the Shipping public may adjust themselves to it, or take such other a<-tion us they may deem desir? able. Kinal statements by counsel for the carrier.-, largely in response to argu? ments presented by attorneys for the shipping interests, were submitted to? day to the commission. The burden of tin- statements was that the carriers! had shown, through an increase o| operating expenses, the necessity tot Increased income, which, In the cir- j cUmstatices, could bo ordered only ' through an advance in freight rates. Those who argued before the com mission for the proposed increase in freight rates were Walker I). Ilines, of tiie Delaware and Hudson and chair? man of the executive board "f the Santa l-'e. K. 1?. ftoblilns, counsel for the New York, New Haven and Mart ford Railroad; Hugh I* Bond, general counsel for the Baltimore and Ohio; ?b orge K. Brow noli, general counsel for tue lirie, and Clyde Brown, of the New York Central. Mr. Br?wti epitomised the situation from the standpoint of the carriers ns follows: "The carriers have considered care? fully the ratings on the thousands of articles affected by the pioposed ad? vances. Time ami attention have been givcp unreservedly to the problem. The result arrived at represents the^_best judgment of the most expert traffic. Officials in the country. It we have shown that a reasonable general read? justment can be made, we ought to be permitted to make It- A very serious loss of revenue to the railroads al? ready has resulted. If we have shown this, ami I think we have, and if we are in good faith, anil I know we are, we ought no longer to be deprived of the benefits of the readjustment merely because some idealistic scheme: of ralo making and railway management may he evolved at some time in the future." Itioinii still Lends. Jacksonville, Plav, January 12.? With n boil I four-fifths of the vole cast In Tuesday's election accounted for. w. A Mount maintains his plurality over N. I'. Bryan and .). N. C. Stockton in the senatorial race. Blount's vote Is 10,710; Bryan's 7.and Stockton's 6,165. SMITH IN THE LIMELIGHT IIIKIMIKmWtt'HVK \\ M Tl.K ,. s>||.|-n. , l<< pu ill Ii f I \ <? '?ml III, of ItitWI Ii lit'inif ?...i.... i .. ..?,, ... ? "'nil. -iin.iislv ,-,.i,Hhlcrril ll.v I ? it -1 il <? n ( ! il, .i.''v,. ''. 7.7 ,i.""?u.. I ' '" "" l:l"MI' ?"???I'I'.I ClreuH, oiMihcii by fcilbt ,1. wim.?, JtKtkt Ullll, v.. l.n?,?? .,. Sunn^? Court. HAD LOST HER LOVE FOR PORK PACKER Mrs. Schenk Told N.ursc She Wanted a "Young Society Blood." SOUGHT SOCIAL POSITION More Evidence Concerning Poi? soned Water and .Medicines Is Developed. Wheeling, w. va., January 12.?It was woman against woman at to-day's Bcsslon of the Schenk trial, when Alma J. Kvans. a professional nurse, testified against Laura Farnsworth Schenk and described t ho circumstances that Influ? enced her to suspect that John O. Schenk was being poisoned by his wife. Her testimony dealt unsparingly with the accused woman. It was Miss Kvans who attended Schenk during his Illness, and the State brought out on direct examina? tion the statement front her that Mis. Schenk had lost her love for the wealthy pork packer. She testified that time and again Mrs. Schenk Instru. i-.| her that If Schenk died suddenly to go to his trousers pocket as soon as the hreath loft bis body, get the keys to his safe deposit box In a local hank, and notify her before the Schenks knew of the death. "Von don't know tbo?c "Dutch devils' like I do." the witness said Mis. Schenk exclaimed on various occasions, when referring to members of 'the Schenk family. I'olKona I'omtil. The State also brought out. through Dr. Charles Olaser, of Johns Hopkins University, that the first bottle of min? eral water sent to him for an analysis contained three and six-tenths grains of arsenic to the half-gallon, and that the sample of hyomel quinine which Schenk was also taking contained seven grains of sugar of load to the ounce. Miss Kvans further testified that ?'dummy" bottles of medicine were kept in the bathroom of the suite oc? cupied by Schenk at the North Wheel? ing Hospital, while the real remedies being given Schenk were kept In an? other part of the building, thnt the bottles were placed there as a decoy, and that the accused was given an op? portunity; to "doctor" them. Mrs. Schenk went Into the bathroom, locked the door and remained inside for fifteen minutes. The defense, however, apparently scored when it was testilled by Dr Hupp that the medicine In the room had hol been tampered with, and also on cross-examination of Dr. Glaser that la second bottle of mineral water, taken from the room In which Mrs. Schenk was locked for some time, had not been tampered with. I The allegation that the wife attempt? ed to poison the husband after be had i been removed to the hospital, the de? fense contended, is shattered by the j fact that broths and other articles of I food, prepared by Mrs. Schenk nnd taken to the hospital, were not given I the patient, but were preserved nnd an? alyzed, ami no trace of poison was I found in them. Miss Kvans further testilled that Mrs. Schenk selected the undertaker who was to have charge of her husband's funeral. "I won't have any Dutch fu? neral,'' she quoted Mrs. Schenk as say? ing, naming the undertaker who would be employed by the Schenk family and the one whom she bad picked out her? self, who conducts the most exclusive establishment in Hie city. Want ?.Ysil?g .Society Illood." At another-'time, the witness testi? lled. Mrs. Schenk told her that "John Is too old for me. I want a young so? ciety blood," and that the accused confided to her thnt John was too much of a business man to suit her. because she thought she was "entitled to break Into society' on account of her wealth." A detective nurse. Mrs. Nota Klein, was placed on the ease soon after Schcnk's removal to the hospital for Real French Drip Coffee, cart not be. made1 unless the cof? fee itself is .pre? pared, blended and roasted ac? cording to the famous French method. Use For v French Dn> Coffee, For all around family j use .The ReilyTayiorCo. % NtwORUAHSJJ.S.^f the purpose- of trapping Mrs. Schenk, 1 the defense declares, and Miss F.vnns said t lint Mrs. Schenk became very friendly with the second nurae at once, not knowing |,er Identity. Miss Kvnns was subjected to a most searching cross-examination, b!it her testimony wns not shnken In any marked degree. During the tcst'mony of Miss 15vans, hostile glares passed repeatedly be? tween the accused and the witness. Another line followed by the defense was an attempt to show a conspiracy on the part of the Schenk family against the accused, especially on the part of Albert Schenk against ills brother John's wife. Miss ISvans testified that If such con? spiracy existed, she never was aware of It. DELEGATESHEAR ADDRESSBYMANN Goycrrior Attends Sessions <>f Various Agricultural Or? ganizations; TO-DAY WILL VISIT V. P. I. Farmers' Week Will Be Held in Harrisonbtifg Next 'Sear. [Special to The Times-Dispatch I Roanokc. \'a? January 12;?Farmers' week In Virginia Is a new departure for tho various agricultural organiza? tions of the State, which have joined together for sessions, which have been held here simultaneously for nearly three days, to-day being the greatest of them all. This morning the Virginia Corn Growers' Association was addressed by .Governor William Hodges Mann. Following this the association elected officers for the year as follows: Pre.', ident, Charles W. Wampler, Harrison burg; B. Adams, Rod Oak. vlco-presl dent; Dymnn Carrier. Blacksburg, sec? retary and treasurer. The principal address delivered be? fore the Corn Growers' Association was that of W. O. Collier, of Kaston. Md. Trofessor Carrier. Judge of the corn exhibit, announced the award- In the various classes, including the Boys' Corn ("lull, of Roanokc county. The- Virginia State Horticultural So? ciety was addressed by Governor Mann to-day. and the exhibits of fruit were Judged. The awards were made, but have not. yet been announced. To-night a joint meeting of the Vir? ginia Farmers' Institute and all of the other organizations, which 'nave been '.n session here this week, was held in the Academy of Music, and (be prin? cipal speakers were Governor Matin ami President .Johnson, of the Norfolk and Western. To-morrow the day will he devoted entirely to the excursion to Blacks burg, the seat of the Virginia Polytech? nic Institute. The delegates t/ the va? rious meetings will leave for their homes following the inspection of the institute. The attendance was far greater than was anticipated, and it was difficult for the hotels and boarding houses to accommodate the visitors. The Vir? ginia Agricultural Society to-night de? cided to hold Its next meeting at Har rlsonburg. Four hundred additional members were put on the rolls during the past throe days. TO REGULATE WEDDINGS NIB In llelnware Legislature Govern? ing Runaway .Vlnrrlngcis. Wilmington. Del.. January 12.?A bill to ston the practice of ministers here who marny runaway couple^ has been draftod for presentation to the Legislature. The many ceremonies of this kind which occur in this city has. it is said, bad a demoralizing in? fluence, and the movement for a utrin gont law on tho subject has steadily grown, , The bill prescribes n heavy penalty for a minister who marries minors. If cither of the contracting parties is less than twenty-one years of age con? sent must be given by*the parent or guardian In person. HIS SKULL FRACTURED John W. Pclers, Cornell Freshman, Hurt by Accident to TobogR-nh. Ithaca. N. Y., January 12.?John W. Potcrs, n Cornell freshman, is lying at tho Cornell infirmary with A frac? tured skull as a result of a toboggan accident yesterday. His recovery is doubtful. Peters, was out with a large party of e.o.istcrs on a toboggan slide con? structed at the edge of the. lake. Thev had lust left the cud of the chute and wore traveling at a terrific pace across the lake when the toboggan overturned In nil sent them flying in nil directions iicross the Ice. The others were only plik'btly injured. i Propositions and Grievances Committee to Take Up Matter. FUNDS TO REDEEM BONDS New State Auditor Take- Oath. Masonic Grand Lodge Adjourns. [Special t', The TlmesTDlspatch.] Raleigh, N. C. .lauuai-y 13.?In the llou.se to-day the Stubbs. Joint rcsolu ' tton for ii constitutional Convention was in.nie a special order for Wodiies I day, January 25. It lias a favorable t report from the Committee op Con j Rtltutloiinl Amendment. I A Bery discussion developed in the I House over the proposed Investigation of conduct of tire Insurance companies In North Carolina. The Judiciary Com? mittee returned it with the rcconv mcridatlon that it go to the Proposi? tions and tlrievances Committee, Koonce, chairman. He is author of I the resolution, which proposes that ; the Legislature commission the com? mittee with court powers to compel at? tendance of witnesses. Demand was made that It go to the Insurance Committee. Koonce protest? ed, charging that this committee, made up largely of insurance men. mlglit to, undUly Influenced, This was resented by Wardson, of Cleveland, and others, YVardSOn Charging that Koonce. a law. yer, knows nothing of Insurance mat? ters himself, although author of this bill to deal radically with Insurance interests. He and those lighting with him contended that practical Insurance men of the Assembly were the ones to pass upon the bill. Koonce won out on the vote, cutting the tdli to his Proposition and Griev? ances Committee, In the Senate. Senator Graham in? troduced an Important bill as to bonds for taking care of bonds falling due January 1, 1913, and authorizing the State Treasurer to borrow money to pay the difference between the amount appropriated at this session and the revenue received, br If loans cannot bo made he Is authorized to Issue bonds not exceeding $1,000.000. The Ashcvllle Country Club files a charter amendment, increasing the capital to $75.000 .from $25,000. The Rank of Thomasvfllc Increase- its cfipllal to $."10.(100. Now charters have been Issued for The Sedge Garden Telephone Company, of Knrnersvlllo, capital $10.000, by D. A. Smith and others, anil for the Hardlsen-Rivers Co.. Morven, N. <"'.. capital $50.000, by J. V. Hardlson nnd others, for mercantile business. The Interstate Improvement Co., or Charlotte, has been chartered with $125.000 capital, by 1-:. L Propst, J. A. Smith arid others. Another char? ter was to the Howard-White I.umber Co.. of, Raleigh, capital $10,000, by Howard White and others. Colonel W. P. Wood, the new State Auditor, has taken the oath of office before Justice Walker, of the Supreme Court, and entered on the duties of the nudltorshlp. succeeding 13. P. Dlxon. Jr.. who was appointed by Oovernor Kitchln to succeed his la? mented father. Sam Whltson, white. Is under a $2.>o bond In a case in which he Is charged with perjury, in that he swore, upon applying for a marriage license, that there was no impediment, when he had a living wife In Wlnston-Salem. He was given a hearing before the police Just Ice. and his ense will now be con? sidered by a Wake county jury. I'. W. Habel, of Raleigh, has been appointed by Oovernor Kitchln as a member of the board of directors of the Colored State Hospital, at Cnldshoro. 10 1111 the vacancy caused by the resig? nation of Dr. B. G. Moore, of Kim City. At least one -.seed corn" meeting I will be held during January anil Feb? ruary In each of the forty-four coun? ties where the work Is being carried on. These meetings will he held un? der the auspices of the Warmers' Co? operative Demonstration Work. United States Department of Agriculture. The day will be spent e.t each pliice, study? ing corn and discussing the best meth? ods of corn growing. Farmers will take their seed corn for exhibition and comparison with their neighbors. The meeting will he conducted by corn ex? perts of the National and State De? partments of Agriculture. The Wake county grand jury re? turned a true bill to-day against Clniide Sanders, the negro arrested last week on the charge of murdering his wife nnd two stepchildren, nnd then burning them in their home. A few hours afler Iho house was burned, sus? picion pointed to Sanders, and bo wan held by the coroner for the grand Jury. The Ornnd Dodge of Masons complet? ed the work of Its annual communica? tion to-day and adjourned. All the old ofllcers, re-elented last night, were Installed to-day. Hon. R. N. Hackett, of Wllkesboro, Is grand master, and William B. McCoy, of Wilmington, dep? uty grand master. The Grand Lodge raised a collection of $5,000 for thn Masonic Home for Aged nnd 'infirm, to be established at Greensboro.