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WILSON, N. C, MONDAY, MAY 9f 1921
Vol 14 No. 35S
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HAND OF ALLIES
DIPLOMATS ARE PLEASED
The Presence of American!
Representatives at Supreme
Council and other Meetings
It Is Believed Will Facilitate
the Settlement of the Re pa
ration Problems and Man-
Washington, May 9. Acceptance
by the United States of the invitation
to have representation on the coun
cils dealing with world economic set
tlements Is .regarded by some diplo
mats here as strengthening the hand
of the allies in their dealnigs-with
Germany. They also look,upo it as
having cleared away much of any
doubt that may'liave existed as to
the -attitude of the United States.
" President Harding in his message
to Premier Lloyd George of Great
Britain, accepting the invitation, has
made it tilear, these diplomats say,
that the Administration, while restat
ing its determination to abstain from
participation in purely European af
fairs, proposes that the United States
lend Its 'counsel and aid in effecting
the readjustments growing out of the
common victory over the former
The iwesence of American repre
sentatives on the supreme cmeil,
the eoo-C&rence'Of ambasadors and the
reparations commission, they believe,
will facilitate the settlement, and, at
the same time, aid in clearing away
any misunderstandings ' which tove
arisen "between the United States and
the allies with regard to some of the
settlements, such as mandates.
SOFT CONCRETE BASE.
Reports and complaints are com
ing to us that the base being pnt
down in the city for the new paving
is too soft and the belief is held that
the concrete is either inferior, ox
that not etnough'cement is being used.
The work is in the hands ofMr.
Gladding a, competent engineer'who
represents the city and superintend
ed the construction of the paving
which has Teen praised by every one
who has seen it. We felt sure that
he will see that the interests of the
city will be protected.
BOBBERS SHOOT A PATROLMAN.
Ogden, Utah, May 9. Charles
-Manzell, a patrolman was shot to
came on them robbing cloth in e:
zell was on the first shift after leave
of absence for war work.
Kills One Boy and Injures Six
Others. Boy Had Caps in
Portsmouth, Ohio, May 9.. When
Carl Newman, 15 attempted to toss
a lighted cigarette away it lodged in
his pocket with a number of dyna
mite caps which exploded. The lad
was virtually blown to pieces and
six companions were injured.
One of the boys 13 years of age
lost a leg. The accident . happened
ROYAL WELCOME GIVEN
YOUNG JAPANESE PRINCE
London, May 9. The capital of
the British Empire today gave
Prince Hijro Hito heir to hte Japan
ese throne a tumultous welcome upon
his arrival here for a few weeks visit
to England. W
A bright spring day provided ideal
day for the ceremonies.
The Japanese Prince "ambassa-1
dor" accompanied by the Prince of
Wales arrived at Victoria on a spec-
lal train from Portsmouth. J
AMERICA S STAND
TODAY AT THE ALLIED
WALLACE TOOK HIS SEAT
President of the Council and
Other Members Expressed
Warm Appreciation for the
Presence of American Rep
resentative at the Allied De
liberations Upper Silesia
Paris, May 9. American represen
tation at the allied conference waIo the Matin -says the French am
resumed today when HugtGrWal
lace, the American-tcnl6assador to
France took tfta seat at the session
ut coji$if"of ambassadors. Mr Wal
lace received his instructions last
might from Secretary of state Hughes
to represent the United States at the
The American" -ambassador's ap
pearance at the foreign office where
the council happened to be meeting
this morning was the occasion of
warm expressions appreciation by
Jules Cambaon of France President
of the council and other members of
Ambassador Wallace was given a
seat at the right of the council Presi
dent. The problem of upper Silesia was
the subject of the deliberation of the
ITALIAN MIN ISTER OP
. FIN ASCE SUICIDES
Rome, May 9. Francisco Tedesco
former minister of Finance and the
treasurer and vice president of the
chamber of deputies 'committed sui
cide by jumping from a window. He
was suffering from nephritis and was
New York, May 7 Definite pre
parations for the advance of ' Allied
troops into Germany have been fol
lowed by a short-term notification to
the Berlin Government that it must
accede to the basis of settlement al
ready outlined by the Allies or else
prepare for the utmost penalty. As
for our own part in the situation,
Secretary Hughes positive refusal to
act as mediator and his criticism of
the German terms as .unsatisfactory
has destroyed the' last hope of relying
upon the intervention f the United
States to mitigate Allied demands.
The fact that under these circum
stances sterling exchange has contin-
Man-(shows the confidence that is enter -
tamed by the business world in the)
eventual acceptance by Germany 0f ,
evident that the Germans are on the
eve of submitting new terms which
it is believed will be good enough
to receive serious consideration at
the hands of the Allies.
Secretary Mellon's announcement
of a new tax programme shows that
the Harding Administration means
business in regard to the repeal f
the excess profits tax and the modifi
cation of the extreme severity of the
individual income tax. It sweeps a
way, however, some visions of lower
ed taxes, bluntly stating that unless
Congress greatly cuts down expendi
ture, the Government must continue
to get an income of about $5,000,
000,000 per annum. President Hard
ing's positive order to the different
bureaus and departments not to call
for deficiency appropriations is .. at
least a step in the direction of mak
ing the programme of economy prac
tical, but success in this regard will
depend chiefly upon the avoidance of
new commitments a fact which Sec
retary Mellon clearly points out. The
Secretary's plan for the refunding of
maturing debt is ingenious and
should assist In strengthening the
values of Government bonds.
A further definite step in the pro-
cess of readjustment has been taken
by the United States Steel Corpora-
tion In making a reduction of wages
estimated to amount to about 20 per
cent. As a matter of fact, the cut Is
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FRENCH OPPOSED Tl
VIOLATION OF TREATY
Advices Stated an Offensive
Against the Poles Who Have
Virtually Taken Over Most
of Upper Silesia ' is Being
Planned by German Civilian
Guards Which Are -Assemb
Parish-May 9. A Berlin dispatch
bassador in that city has in forme
the German foreign office that all in
cursions, of German troops in upper
Silesia would be considered by
France as a violation of the Versail
Advices from Beuthen states that
an offensive against the Poles who
have virtually taken over most of the
upper Silesia is being planned by
German civilian guards who are as
sembling on the Oder River.
'PICK POCKETS PROTEST
AGAGIXST DISHONEST VICTIMS
Genoa, May 9. The chief police
of this city received a letter today
signed the "Tramways picketpockets
Association" complaining that the
persons from whom they abstract
pocket books have tbe -"dishonest"
action of invariably 'declaring to the
police much -larger financial loss than
The letter argues such exaggera
tion is likely to -cause unfortunate
and strained relations among the
pickpocket fraternity as when a mem
ber turns in a few hundred lire when
the loser claims the loss of several
thousand. The pickpocket is suspect
ed of retaining the booty.
NEGROES CLAIM TAKING
Washington, May 9. Charges that
negroes are denied equal protection
in the courts of Georgia and that
legal process of state courts is used
to deprive negroes .of other property
was made in a brief filed in the
Supreme court today.
The brief was filled by J. E. Sis-
trunk, a negro attorney of Atlanta,
Ga., who represented himself as act
ing for several complainants of the
same race in suits invoking property
valued at about $150,000. The prop-
erty is described as consisting of
tracts in the city of Atlanta and' val
uable farms near by.
GERMAN FORCES WON'T
BE USED IN SIL.ESIA
"enin, May a. tiovernment anu
rei?nstag leaders have wisely decided
to abandon for the moment the
thought of using German forces in
dependently in upper Silesia, al
though it is being considered as a
possibility if order is not speedily
restored. They were influenced in this
decision by the realization they
would forfeit the favorable opinions
they have won in entente capitals
through the rash Plish move ad
jby the favorable entente response to
the German offer to assist the inter
allied commission in the task of re
KENTUCKY DERBY RENEWAL
ATTRACTS LARGE CROWD
Louisville, May 7. Louisville and
its thousands of visitors are in anti
cipation of the 47th renewal of the
Kentucky derby. The probably win
ner of the famous classic is the all
consuming topic of conversation.
For North Carolina: Fair tonight,
and Tuesday with mild temperature
and gentle variable winds.
MAY BE ACCEPTED
The Drift in German Political
Circles at Noon Today Fav
ored the Agreement to the
Allies Terms and Parliamen
tary DecXawttTCiSToThat Ef-
fecThTExpected Within 24
Berlin, May 9. Sentiment in Ger-
man political circles was showing ji
drift at noon today in favor of agree
ing to the allies reparation terms. It
is now believed that there will be told the house investigating commit
parliamentary decision which will ac-'tee today that the war department
cept the reparation terms. It is be-
lieved the declaration will be con
structed withi nthe nex 24 hours.
BUILDINGS AT CAMP JOSEPH
JOHNSON TO BE SOLD.
Washington, May, 9. Arrange
ments being made by the war de
partment to sell the government
owned buildings and improvements
at Camp Joseph A. Johnson. The date
of the sale will be announced in .a
few days and the auction sale will
be conducted by David B. Trexler of
Greenville, S. C.
Yesterday was mother's day and
the ministers of the city paid elo-,
quent tribute to those who mould i
the hearts and minds of the men of I
f1.nJy."i. -i - '
We had the privilege of attending.
the Christian church and hearing an
eloquent and touching discourse on
"Mother," from the lips of Rev. J.
E. Stewart, pastor of that church.
The text was from the 28th verse
of the 15th chapter of Matthews, con
cerning the healing of the daughter
of the woman who was afflicted. Af
ter He had tried her faith He
spoke concerning it, and healed the
Mr. Stewart said that some are in
clined to think that we enjoy the
sentimental too greatly when we de-
vote the services of this day in hon-
or of our mothers, but we think it
is worth while for us t olet our minds
run back to the days of our child-
hood when mother was ever near to
love, comfort and console us. Hap-
py is the man or woman who have
their motners witn tnem. mere are
. . . , - . . mi .
some possibly who can not appre
cite all that this means.
Mr. Stewart spoke beautifully of.
the influence of the mother in the '
home and its radiance through the
man into the nation.
AftPr all. he said, it is the mother
who shapes and prepares mankind there was considerable southern sell
for the responsibilties of life, and(ing around 13.37 for Oct. This caus
brings to him the finer sense of re-(ed reactions in the absence of any
sponsibility and interest which general demand and the market was
makes or mars him for success or quiet with prices barely steady. July
failure. jwent off to 13.06 or about 7 points
Before beginning his sermon, Mr. net lower than Saturday closing.
Stewart called attention to the com- New York, May 9. Cotton futures
mencement exercises at the Atlantic f opened steady. May 12.70. July
Christian College beginning Satur-( 13.20, Oct. 13.73, Dec. 14.07, Jan.
day night and said that the school 14.15
is in fine shape and the student body
has done most excellent work this
vear, and the institution is worthy of i
the patronage of the people and is
making a record for efficiency second
to none in the country. I
STORES WILL CLOSE TOMORROW (
On account of Memorial day the
members of the Merchants Associa-j
tion met mis moruiug tuu. ucwuu
close their stores from twelve o'clock
on. We trust the other stores of the
city will also close their stores in,
the afternoon and thus give every , business on tne stock exenange to
one an oDDortunity to attend the, day. The motor shares were again
exercises at the cemetery and parti
cipate in the parade.
THIRTY THREE AND A THIRD
A number of private reports both
from both from New York and New
Orleans estimate the acreage reduct-
ion of cotton in the south at thirty
three and a third per cent.
BAKER DIDN'T TRY
TO SHIFT CASE OF
THE DRAFT EVADER
TESTIMONY BY COUNSEL
War Department Expected
Ansell to See That Bergdoll
Was Returned to Prison Af-
er a Pot of Gold, But Did Not
Attempt to "Pass Buck'' to
Draft Evader's Counsel.
Washington, May 9.-
f Bailey, law partner of
Ansell counsel for Grover Cleveland
Bergdoll, Philadelphia draft evader,
made no attempt to "Wash its hands
of the case and r-iss the buck to
Ansell," when advised that Berg
doll had escaped Bailey said corro
borating the testimony of his part
ner that Secretary Baker refused to
see the lawyer but sent word to An
sell that the department expected
him to see Bergdoll was returned to
prison after be. had been released un
der guard to recover a pot of gold.
He said he did not construe this to
be putting the matter up to Ansell.
Mr. Bailey reiterated that former
Judge Wescott of New Jersey was as
sociate counsel in the case notwith
standing the Judge's denial that his
name was mentioned in a letter to
Judee Harris and that it was aeain
to Ansel and Bailey a few dayg after
Bergdoll had escaped.
FUNERAL SERVICES OF
i W. H. EDMONDSON
i lie luuerai services ui ivir. w. n .
Edmondson, who died suddenly Sat
urday, were conducted yesterday af
ternoon at 4 o'clock from the family
residence by Rev. F. S. Love. Burial
took place at Oakwobd cemetery.
Pall bearers were Messrs. J. T.
Williams, J. H. Gill, H. O. Little,
J. B. Beland, O. O. Wallace and T.
FOUND HIS CAR.
Mr. Marvin Edmondsno found his
Essex car this morning near Toisnot
creek brid a"r it had been driven
somet,me an-a aii ine as was out.
Mr- Edmondson left his car in front
of the Methodist church last evening
while attending services and some
Party known drove it off. The car
iuuuu lu "c um,,JU,cu
New Yonk, May 9. The cotton
market opened steady at an advance
jot from 3 to 6 points with Wall
Street and Liverpool buying but
The market at noon was as f ol-
January 14.02, March 14.30, May
12.12, July 13.11, October 13.86,
The market closed at 2: 15 as fol-
lows: Jan. 13.03, March 14.33, May
12.71, July 13.14, Oct. 13.70, Dec.
Spots, Wilson market 10.50.
New York, May 9. Moderate
actions attended the resumption of
most susceptible to bearish pressure
because of the unfavorable trade con
ditions. The rubber specialties made
further concessions in response to
lower prices for those products. The
minor steels as well sa the coppers,
j leathers and oils opened fractionally
lower. The investment rails showed
'no definite trend and the rails closed
virtually at Saturday's prices.
NEGRO LYNCHED BY
FLORIDA MOB FOR
HAD KILLED SON ALSO
Officer Was Called to the-
Home of Sam Bellinger to
Arrest His Son Chad wick.
The Older Negro Fir'd
the Officer and
Wounding HiTSen So Badly
That He Died.
Starke, Fla.. May 9. Saa Balling-
er, negro who several weeks ago shot
and killed deputy sheriff, R. D. Bea
net near Lawtey was taken from the
Bradford county jail shortly after
midn ight last night and lynched.
The mob composed of a small num
ber of men appeared at the jail and
at the point of a pistol forced Win.
Basden Jailor to give up the keys.
Ballinger was placed In an automo
bile and taken to his home, near
Lawtey's where Bennett was
shot, and hanged to tree. The body
was then riddled with bullets.
Bennett was sumoned to Balling-.
er's home to arrest Chadwick Ball
inger son of Sam. The older negro
fired in the darkness killing the of
ficer and wounding his son.
Chadwick Ballinger died a few
hours after being shot.
FIRST HOTEL TO
Mr. R. A. Cherry proprietor of the
New Briggs hotel in this city has set
the example to other hotelists to get
in line with the reduced prices fol
lowing tie reconstruction period. Ha
has reduced the price of meals from
$1.00 to 75 cents and the price of
rooms from $2.00 and $2.50 to $1.50
and $2.00. We are sure the action
of Mr. Cherry will be appreciated by'
the traveling public.
M1TTLE CONVICTED OF
MANSLAUGHTER, MAY APPEAL"
Orangeburg, S. C, May 9. E. N.
Mittle, who was found .guilty of Jttinn-'
slaughter for killing J. G. Pattersou
of Roseville, will be sentenced to
morrow by Judge Bowman in the
Court of General Sessions.
The jury after deliberating all 'of
Saturday night returned a verdict ot
manslaughter Sunday with recom
mendation of mercy. The verdict
carries a sentence of from two to
thirty years and the defendant's at
torney said they would appeal for. a
new trial if the sentence exceeded
All Classes of Society in Bul
garia Called on to Carry Oue
London, Mary 9. All classes ot
society in Bulgaria have been called
to fulfill their civic duty proposed! inx
a compulsory law passed a year ago.
The law provides that men who
nave attained the age of 20 years
and girls 16 years old are to be called
upon for a certain amount of com
pulsory labor for the state.
Men were to work 12 months and
women 6 months and none are al- '
lowed to emigrate until the duties
imposed had been performed.
The number of persons coming'
within the scope of the law were
700,000 of whom 600,000 have been
at work. The labor is road working,
street paving and building of schools,
REMAINS OF SELMA
WOMAN BURIED HERE?
Mrs. Emily Wall, an aged lady,
died Saturday at her home in Selma.
One daughter survives. The remains
were brought to Wilson yesterday af
ternoon for burial at Maplewood cem
COMPEL MEN AND
WOMEN TO 1R
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