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IRISH PROBLEM IS
DE VALERA AND LLOYD GEORGE
AGREEMENT CAUSES MUSH
OT TO GRANT INDEPENDENCE
The Hope of Solution Lies In a Ref
erendiim by the People of Ireland
Who Are Weary of Wrfare.
Washington. - Although officially
ho Irish problem is purely a domes
tic matter as between Great Britain
and Ireland the fact is the agreement
between Prime Minister Lloyd George
and Eamonn de Valera to enter a per
sonal. discussion on October 11th of
the, questitns at issue has caused
much gratification here.
For unquestionably the settlement
of the Irish problem will have a bear
Ing on the relations between the
United States and Great Britain at
the forthcoming Washington confer
While there is no such thing as a
consensue of opinion in official quar
ters on- such a delicate thing as the
Irish problem, a dominant view is
that Mr. Lloyd George has cleverly re
newed the negotiations with the Sinn
Fein without causing either side to
seem to be surrendering Its major de
mand. Such information as trickles in
from reliable sources ,however, indi
cates that the British prime minister
is determined not to grant absolute in
dependence to Ireland
The hope of solution lies in a refer
endum by the people who are so weary
of warfa,- that they are said to
be ready > approve the settlement
whici the British government is pro
Wants Congress to Adjourn.
Washington.-The Harding adminis
tration does not want congress in ses
sion during the first few weeks of the
This desire has been communicated
to congressional leaders by high ad
Harding Sees Mimic Battle.
With President Marding at Wilder.
neis Run, Va.-Under the eyes of the
commander-in-chief of all the fighting
forces of the United States, 5,000 ma
-ines staged a thrilling sham-battle
on the historic Wilderness battle
Longshoremen To Go On Strike.
New York.-Several thousand long
shoremnen and checkers walked og in
proteqt against new working terms
agreea upon recently by trans-Atlantic
steampship operators and the Inter
- national Association of Longshore
Y. M. C. A. College Endangered.
Springfield, Mass. - Fire caused a
loss of $100,000 when the Springfield'
Ice company plant was practically
destroyed. The Y. M. C. A. college,
elose Ito the ice plant, was saved.
Fleeing Fromr Earthquakes.
Richfield, Utah. - Terrorrized resi
dents within a radius of 50 miles of
here were reported preparing to flee
because of fears of another recur.
Tence of earthquake shocks that have
Tacked this district nyve times.
.Fight With Ku Klux Klan.
Waco, Texas.-Pistols spat fire and
white shrouded riders rode pell mell
Ia confusion when Sheriff Bob Buch
man attempted to stop a Ku Klux pa
* ade at Lorena, 14 miles south of here.
:Farm Loan Bends For Sale.
Washington.-A general offering of
federal farm loan bonds, amounting
to$60,000,000 has been made on be
behalf of the federal land banks, See
retary Mellon announced.
.Carried PIn For Years.
New York-Mrs. Katherine Law
Tence, editor and 'authoress, of Brook
lyn, Is recovering from an operation
which removed a pin she swallowed
when a child.
Woman Deputy Marshal.
Asheville, N. C. - Miss Katherine
Rollins, appointed as deputy United
States marshal hpre, is believed to be
the first woman to serve in such ca
pacity in the South, or possibly else
where in the nation.
Plans to Launch Woman's Pariy.
Washington. - Plans for launching
a woman's political party, which will
put its own candidates In the field,
were announced by Mrs. 0. H. P. Bel
mont. Back of it is millions~ of dol
lars and millions of women.
Credit System Aiding West.
Washington.--Ilmportant results are
being obtained from the agricultural
credit arrangement made possible by
the extended powers of the War Fi-:
Dies at Age of 115 Years.
El Paso. Texas.-Juan Flores. 115
years old. died here. His wife. 102
years old. and a son. aged SO. survive.
Mr. Fiores w-itnessed the attainment
of M'- o's independence centenary
celebration which was recently ob
SUUIHEN SEEKS REDUCTION
kction Begun in United States Court
for Western District to Have ita
1921 Assessments Set Asid.
Grensboro.-Alleging that the tax
assessments of their property in North
Darolina are excessive and discrimina
tory and that under the statutes they
lave no right of appeal to the State
Board of Equalization or to any other
tate board or court, the Southern
Railway company began action 'in the
United States court for the Western
listrict of North Carolina to have its
L921 assessments set aside. .-,
The Southern states in its bill that
it has no desire to etuoarrass the coua
ties, municipalities or school districts
nd expresses willingness td pay,
when due, whatever taxes it may owe
based on a proper valuatioil, leaving.
to be fought over only the taxes c:
that part of the assessment which i,
laims is excessive.
The Southern alleges that the as
essment of its prcperty in North Car
iina at above $96,000.000 is more
than $30.000,000 in excess of its true
value. It states further that, should
this assessment stand. its taxes in
North Carolina will be increased mor
than $180,000 over last year as the re
sut of the action of the counties in
reducing the assessments on real es
tate and increasing the tax rates.
Kinston.-The establishment of the
frst commercail rabbitry in this sec
tion at LaGrange may mean the begin
ning of a considerable industry in the
territory, acording to federal' animal
husbandry men. W. J. Brothers is re
ponsible for the innovation. Broth
ers will breed Quinea pig: and white
mice as well as hares and rabbits.
Greenville.-Some two :-ndred odd
tarmers from, every section of the
country attended a mass meeting ot
otton and tobacco growers held at
the court house here relative to planb
or canvassing the county in the In
terest of thie co-operative marketing
Congressman. Hallet S. Ward, of
Washington, delivered a stirring ap
peal in behalf of the organization.
Asheboro.-The water situation in
Asheboro has become so acute that
the mayor is urging the people to
avoid any waste of water In any-pub
c places, and that housekeepers see
to it 'that no water is wasted in the
homes. A very deep well used by one
of the factories has been tapped and
will supplement the town's supply fou
Fayetteville.-When J. M. LIles, lo
cal photographer, went to his room at
his boarding house on Maiden Lane,
the picture that greeted him was that
of a big 10-pound 'possum lying com
fort ably in the middle of his led. Bil
ly was yawning sleepily as Mr.' Lilee
enttered the room. The captive is
now being fattened for an old-time
Tarboro.-The Tarboro high school
hs organized four literary societies
for the cominS year, for the training
of puils in debating,..declaiming, re
eiting, etc. Two of the organizations
are for the eighth grade, one for the
boys and one for girls. The other two
are for the ninth, tenth and eleventh
grade boys and girls.
Sanford.-Mayor W. H. Fitts tend
ered the Carolina Power and Light
company 25,000 gallons of water daily
so long as available in order to enable
the company to operate its Raleigh
steam plant, thus furnishing power
with which to operate the numerous
enterprise dependent upon it.
Charlotte.-The opening of'- foreign
port so that Southern textile goods
may go into all parts of the world
will be the hobby of Congressman A.
L Bulwnkle while he is in the House
sf Represetatves, he told Charlotte
Lncheon in the chamber of commerce
Rockigha.The boll weevil is
now to be found in every part of
Richmond county, and has been and
is still doing serious damage to the
op. This with the drought will
cause this country's 1921 crop to be
scarcely 9,000 bales, and is in strik
ing contrast to the 23,876 bale crop
of 1920. -
To Wind Up Affairs and QUit.
Tarboro.Ralizing that the large
capital and surplus of the First Na
tnal Bank and Farmers Banking
and Trust company give the public
ample banking facilities; and the fact
that the Pamlico Savings and Trust
company under present conditions
cannot make money; the board of di
rectors have authorized the liquidation
of the bank, according to announce
ment. On and after Tuesday, Sep
tember 27th the bank will not receive
deposits, but will he kept open for
the purpose of paying checks.
No Decision on Neat Case.
Winston-Salem-The John Neal
will case, in which about $300,000 Is
Involved, was argued here before
Judge Long. Parties in Nebraska,
where Mr. Neal died. are contending
that the will probated is not genuine.
The bulk fthe l!arge estate was left
to the Methodist children's home
herie and the~ 3asonic orphanage at
Oxford. .:r. Neal. who was a native
of tth'>munty. was for a number of
years disrict sales manager for the
. J. Rm-nolda TobaeO. company.
The following resol
unanimously adopted -by
mers Mutual Fire Insu
ciation at its annual m
October 5th, 1921:
Whereas, since the last
meeting of the Farmers M
Insurance Association o 1
county, Thomas L. Johnstui
voted president, has passe
and it is desired to place
some expression of his insim 1i
services - to this Associationd
our respect to his memory as
Resolved: That this Association
cherishes with a peculiar sense- of
gratitude the untiring, zealous and
faithful' services rendered;'. by its
late President, and records with
pleasure, testimony that the 'ss:-1
ciation's success is largely attribu
table to his constant interest in Its
affairs during adverse circumstances
and his devoted service so many
years in the office of President is
recalled with full appreciation, and
the Association acknowledges its
debt to him for its present :uccess.
Resolved: That his county and
state has lost the immeasurable val
ie of a life of the highest integrity
and Christian character, whicfi left
its lasting impress upon the citizen
ship of the community.
Resolved: That the sympathy of
this Association is extended tothe
family of our late President in the
Resolved: * That a page in the
minute book of this Association be
inscribed to his memory, that a copy
of these resolutions be printe4 M
The News and Herald, and that
Each year in the theatrical world
one play stands out head and shoul
eers above all the other attractions.
The past year that distinction fell
to "The Bat," the dramatic triumph
,written by Mary Roberts Rinehart
and Avery Hopwood. Not only has
"The Bat" run for one entire year
in New York, but it is still going
on, playing to capacity audiences'
nightly. In Chicago, too "The Bat"
set a new record fir that city by
playing for one solid year, somo
thing never before heard of in
theatrical annals of Chicago.
"The Bat" will be seen at the Co
lumbia theatre on Wednesday and
Thursday, October 12 and 13. Mat
;nee Thursday, and theatre goers
who have long been hearing of the
success -of the play will undoubt
edly welcome the announcement
Assured,y a play that has received
such universal praise from both crit
ics and public alike, will be well
rorth the seeing.
"The Bat" is presented by Wag
enhals and Kemprr. they have an
enviable reputation in th% theatrical
world as prdicers of succezsses.
With "The Bat" they have brougit
all their skill to play and the result
, as one critic put it, "a produc
tion that will keep you talking for
morths after it has been here and
"The Bat' is a super mystery
play. But it is something else as
well. Running through it is one of
the funniest and altogether delight
flly humorous characters ever de
,pited on the stage. Thanks to this
Secretary be instructed to forward
a copy to his family.
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1lement in "The Bat" while it will
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The production of "The Bat" to
be seen at the Columbia Theatre at
Columbia, is exactly the same as
that in New York and Chicago. The
Company is an excellent one, in
cluding Lizzie Evans, Wllliam L.
Thorn, Lucille Morris, Josephine
Morse, Joseph M. Holicky, Arthur
Hughes, Edward Pawley, Paul Hu
ber, George A. Wilson and Bernard
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as-you-sign" campaign brings need
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main gain is in speeded deliveries.
"Mail early" is a good slogan. It
helps the Government and it helps
the individtal.: Let everybody try
to follow it.-Boston Post.
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tan and navy, 54 inches wide, can
be had at The Propst Co. at $2.25
the yard. Lovely jumper dresses are
made from this .raterial.
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