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-THE UNION COUNTY PAPER-EVERYBODY NEEDS FT nroe Journal PUBLISHED TWICE EACH WEEK - TUESDAY AND FRIDAY VOL.25. No. 89. MONROE, X. C, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1919. 11.50 PER YEAR CASH. The Mo LOCAL INTELLIGENCE Latest Happenings In Around Monroe. and There will he a box supper at Trin ity school house Thursday night. De cember 18. Ths pension a.oney for Confederate soldiers has arrived and ran be had j'j the courthouse from R. W. Lem i..,nd. The Standard Oil Compa.iy is pre l.;ring to buy land outside th-j hieor l'i rate limits for the )ur,ios .f io t". its oil tanks to a sanfer '.nation. There will be a box supper at the White school house next Saturday r. ght, Dec. 20. The proceeds will ko to the school improvement fund. Mr. J. L. Mclnnis of BuTord town ship is moving his family to-day to J ckson Springs. N. C., where they Will make their home in the future. Mr. A. V. McCall has a clock. A.uerican made, on display in his show window that runs 450 days with OT'e winding. Mr. A. M. Price and Miss Janie Un derwood, both of North Monroe town cMp, were married Saturday after noon by Esq. M. L. Flow at his office ': Jefferson street. Although Mr. V. W. Pnsser lives thirteen miles in the country he wants tr.e Monroe kiddies to have a grand and glorious Christmas and has con tr'buted $1.00 to the bin tree fund. Ilev. J. W. Little will begin an tiangelistic meeting at Indian Trail 0 i Christmas day, holding serivces at t even in the morning mid 7: on at : ulit. The meeting will last for . 'i days. Mr. Horace Xeal is recovering from i operation of Ins right foot. The .ieration was preformed by Boston s irgeous in the Massachusetts Gen- al Hospital. Mr. Neal will remain Boston for item men! for several r out lis yet. The Ford car belonging to Mr. It. v.". Hin.-ou which was stolen i'reiii the reels ot Monroe on Sunday. Dec. T, Vfoie day, was found on the Ansou . lie road. The gasoline had given 1 t so the thief had abandoned the t'i r. The city schools will close Friday cternoon for the Christ man holidays a d will not reopen until Jan. 5th, . vlng the children and members of v e faculty two full weeks. The -achers leave for their respective - tnes Saturday morning. Christmas goodies and gifts for the V ys of ward 6 of the Oteeti hospital :. e accumltiating rapidly and the X will be packed Saturday and im ediately shipped to Ashevllle. All " utributious should he sent to Mrs. Claries Iceman who is directing this nrk. "King Winter." a charming Christ- as cantata, will be presented at the S'rand theatre Friday night by the f-tiior clans of !!" hiKli school. It is ! ort, reoiiiring only forty minutes In e It, brt is nuesualiy beautiful. Ad- ission Iwentv-'ive md fifty rents, r.' d I he proceed. will go to the high n-hool annual, the Mohisco. Although the Christinas l!ed Cross .'.M Call fell down woefully this year i Monroe, there were a number who . d their part to hold the organization i its war-time prosperity. Among 1'ese was Miss l.ula Bell McGill. 12-;-ar old girl of North Monroe, who ; -ocured eleven metiihers las week, c Electing the money and sending it 1 the chairman. Sixty-live county teachers were p.esent at a meeting held in the gram Mar school auditorium Saturday : orning. The sixth and eighth chap ters of Davis' The Work of the Teacher were discussed, the teach- 'S responding animatedly. Prof. R. W. Allen, who is leader of this group, r.-onounces Saturday's meeting the most interesting and successful of the nd that he has ever held. Under the direction of Farm Dem onstrator T. J. W. Broom a meeting was held at 2:00 o'clock Friday after f'ton in the Chamber of Commerce to lay plans for the Union County Ware Muse Association. Mr. J. I. Brown, a warehouse expert from Raleigh, was iv ent and addressed the meeting. ws decided to launch a campaign ': (mediately to raise subscriptions to lid a warehouse for the county. Hearing Monroe railroad men with : -ns on the Georgia division report on the flood in and around Atlanta, Vlnga recollections of a like disaster that struck North Carolina in 1916. Capt. W. K. Cion Fays the rains in Atlanta are the "worst ever," and con siderable damage ha been done to liie city water svstem. However, the rolleu streams reached their height lit Coluinbv.s and West Point, Ga.. the :hattahoocheo being higher than It as ever been In the history of the eather bureau. With railroad tracks fejbmerged and bridges demolished, traffic between Atlanta and Birniing 3mm i at a complete standstill. At i meeting of the stockholders of the the lestusn Knitting Mill last Fri day -tffcrttnon in the office of Mr. J. C. Slkeslthe following directors were ff'ected: -Messrs. Charles Iceman, J. M. Belk, R. A. !Morrow, N. C. English, jf. O. Henderson. T. V. Dillon. J. H. Lee, H. E. Lee. and J. C. Sikes. The directors In turn elected Mr. Iceman president and treasurer and Mr. Sikes ' rice-president and general counsellor. The mill has $100,000 common stock and $50,000 preferred, to be paid in tt the rate of 10 per cent each month beginning January 1. One hundred acres of land adjoining the Iceniorlee property on the Charlotte road has heen pursued as the mill site and a contract hi t been let for a spur track. Work is expected to begin at once. I BODY OF .MRS. J. V. SMITH LAID TO REST YESTERDAY Died Early Sunday Morning at the Home of Her Mother, Mrs. M. D. .-s Had Been Sick For a l.oiig Time. Mrs. Julian C. Smith died early Sunday morning at the home of her mother, Mrs. M. D. Myers, on llayne street. Her death was not unexpect ed as she had been ill for a long time, suffering from a malignant disease. She went to a Charlotte hospital Sep tember 17th and remained there a number of weeks. While there she underwent several operations, hut to no avail, and as hope for her recovery was abandoned she was brought to the home of her mother. News of her death was heard with sorrow, for she was beloved by a wide circle of rela tives and friends. Mrs. Smith, who was Miss Annie Myers before her marriage, was born In Lanes Creek township near Mount Moriah church on Nov. 23. 1871. but her father, the late M. D. Myers, mov ed to Monroe In 1875. In November. 1895. she was married to Mr. J. C. Smith and moved to Rockingham where they lived for a short time re turning to Monroe. About a year ago Mr. Smith's business took him to Bir mingham, Ala., and his wife accompa nied him. Besides her mother and husband Mrs. Smith is survived by one daughter. Miss Elizabeth Smith, a brother, Mr. Brooks Myers, and sister, Mrs. Lydia Mvers. Mrs. Smith was a prominent mem ber of the Presbyterian church, a loy al and conscientious woman. She was devoted to her home, her family and her church. Always gentle and kind, her influence was telt by those with w hom she was associated. The funeral services were held at the Myers home yesterday afternoon nt three o'clock, and were conducted by Dr. II. E. Onrnev and Rev. John A. Wray. The pall bearers were Messrs. R. A. Morrow. 1). B. Snyder, C. M. Benslev, S. A. Blair. W. IT. Nor wood, and Walt Hamilton. Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Moore of Wades horo, the latter a sister of Mr. Smith. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Parsons of Wades boro. and many Charlotte friends and relatives of the deceased were here to attend the funeral. S( HOOI. IMPROVEMENT DAY. Work ami Plan for School Improve ment "A Xlckel Apiece From Ev ery INipll" for the Aycock Monu ment, Both our Stale Superintendent of Schools and the County Superintend ent are anxious to have every school in the county, both rural and urban, white and black, observe "Aycock School Improvement Day," next Fri day, Dec. 1!), ns required by law. On tint day the patrons and Mends of every school are expected to meet at the srhoolhouse : lid dh ciiks or. better still, provide such of the f-.dlov ing fourteen improve ments in art moat needed: 1. Length :iing fie school. 2. ('."ilin" an additional teacher. ",. Genlng heller school btiildiu: I. Pnintii- the building. ii. Iii'.'irovi ? school irroiinds. a. G.'Mlng I school library. 7. (ie-tin :i traveling library. S. G.Niii.: anitt'vy drinking foun tai. o - individual drinking cups. 9. G "ting nirtui" for the school. in. rii'.:r:iiig for a school fari.i in 1!20. II. Arranging I" r a school fair. 12. Arranging for a course of lec tures, music, etc., frr I he entire com munity. IS. Teaching Illiterates In I he com munity to read and write. 1 1. Getting boys and gli hi into rlub work. Another pnrnos or "Aycock School Improvement Day" is to raise money to complete the monument to Charles Brantley Aycock. North Carolina's be loved "Educational Governor," soon to be erected In Raleigh. Several thousand dollars have already been raised, and work on the monument will soon begin. An average of "A Nickel Apiece From Every Pupil" Is the hope of State Superintendent Brooks, and pupils are asked to carry their contributions to school next Thursday or Friday morning. If any parent feels unable to send a nickel apiece, let hint send a penny apiece; and others who feel disposed may send dimes or nuarlers. But the hope is to have every child In North Car olina feel that he has had a part, even if only a penny gift, in the erec tion of a beautiful memorial to a great man. In after life, when a boy or girl of to-day goes to Raleigh and see. the beautiful Aycock memorial, he will be Llad to think, "I gave a dime toward it," and even if he never goes to Ruleigh he will be a better citizen for having expressed his grnt iiude to the memory of one who so loved and served the school-children of North Carolina. It Is hoped thnt no school In the county will fail to oberve "Aycock School Improvement Day" next Fri day. Mr. J. Z. Greene and a number of prominent men ovr the county will attend the organization meeting of Ihe State Cotton Association in Ral eigh to-morrow, December 17th. The program will consist of a business session and two other sessions In which technical Information about the association will be given. Among the speakers scheduled are Senator Overman. President Wannamaker. John B. Cannon. Col. Harvey Jordan and Col. Thomas J. Shakleford. all of the national organization. Mr. Olin McManus spent Sunday In La u rin burg. NO DISTl UBAM E TOMORROW SAYS HARVARD ASTRONOMER The Planet Will lie Simon In a Line Willi the Sun But the EhiDi .Need .Not Kenr Calumnious ReMills Ac cording to Mr. Stetson. According to Harlan T. Stetson, or the Harvard Astronomical labora tory, the world need fear no calami tous eft eels from a peculiar configur ation or the planets that will take place on December 17th. A widely published statement by a popular me teroological scientist recent I p said that there would be many dire and portentous results from certain elec trical disturbances to be produced through planetary attractions for the sun on that day. Such things as floods, electrical storms, riots and other disturbances of far-reaching effect were to be the lot of the world on the fateful day, said the scientist, who gained access to the press and thereby aroused the and forebodings of the timid through out the land. To all of these predic tions. Dr. Stetson says there is no foundation, declaring that they are based upon nothing more substantial than "hot air." What disturbs the astrologers is the fact that on December 17th all the planets, with the exception of the earth, will lie in an approximate line with Ihe sun. Uranus will be nearly opposite. In other words, as the plan ets revolve around the sun at differ ent rates of speed, it will happen that on December 17th a line drawn from the sun through Mercury, the nearest planet to it, will pass very rloss to Venus, Mats, Jupiter, Saturn, and Neptune, also. They will be strung along In ap proximately the same plane and ap proximately the same line, like so many points on one spoke of a wheel. Meanwhile, Cranus will be on the same line but on the other side of the sun, like the point on the spoke di rectlv opposite. The astrologers have an idea that the attraction of the planeis for the sun, coming all from a single direction, will raise tides in ihe molten sun and produce electrical disturbances, which, in turn, will af reet Ihe earth. But here is where the Harvard authorities who know the facts differ politely but emphati cally. "But." continues Dr. Stetson, "the planets which are supposed to affect the sun are at such an Immense dis tance from it that the distance from them to the near side of the sun and that from them to the far side of the sun are practically equal, and the tid al affect resulting from this difference is snuill enough to be negligible, and certainly too smnll to affect the earth in any appreciable way. "As to the electrical disturbances. th"te is no reason to expect anv of these, either. George Elery Hale, Director of the Mt. Wilson Observa tory, an eminent American Investiga tor or the subject, has not as yet found anv relation between planetary ot ions and sun spots, which are i linly electrical. Therefore, we may ve v safely sav that the situation on De-'ember" 17th will be no exception to '''is rule. 'There is absolute!' no scientific foundation for predicting any of the e'r-r ii'uMiomena such as riot. which 'ae be -n described ns possibilities. V'e can res' rs '.tired that our lives w;'l tenia''! untroubled on December I7i'i bv anything which co'iM I ed to the p-sition of the planets." i LOOP REIOIM'S FROM LOW LANDS MORE ALARMING Yliil nmn River Is Center of Floods Tlmt Have Covered Parts of Three Stales Rainfall Heaviest In At lanta in Years. The rainfall in Alabama, Mississip pi and Georgia is the heaviest that has fallen In those states in many years. The condition for more than a week has been alarming, but the waters are receding slightly now. Georgia dis patches give the following brief re port on conditions: The Alabama river seemed to be the center tonight of the floods that for nearly a week have Inundated the lower portions of the three states. As the crest passed Montgomery, leaving the citv without street car service, gas. lights and with hardly enough power from crippled electric plants for street lights and water supply, re ports from down stream became more alarming. At Selina it was said Ihe river had risen to such a slaue ns to threaten 111 A IllUOl' xeciions of the town and cause fears that the gas and electric plants would be shut down neioie morning. Eul'aula. Ala., on the Chattahooc hee. rporte.i a stage of 53 feet there and. although it was said Ihe rivet was rising slowly, it was thought the danger to the Central of Georgia rail road bridge had passed. Report from Hatliesburg, Merid ian. Enterprise and other portions of Mississippi showed the floods reced ing, leaving washed out railroad lines, ...ovt itnnmep to nrooertv and live stock and a total of seven dead. Three persons were drowned near Atlanta and five near Montgomery, bringing the total known list to la. Possibly the greatest financial loss olants in Geo- gia and Alabama and the consequent shutting down of scores or inausines dependent upon them. Railroads, too, lost heavily and trains still were be ing detoured tonight In most of the (i,.,ia,l ,.Kiinn. M neon's loss due to th Pood was estimated at $500,000. Pvt. B. B. Gillen, who hns h"-"" charge of the U. S. recruit '7 ft!o;i here for the past month, leavej to morrow for Washington. MR. J. C. SIKES TO REPRESENT COTTON MILLS IN FRAI IM AE I -eaves For Aimistoii To-morrow Where Satuue Case Will Be Tried Monroe Men SiihN-iiai as Witness". Mr. J. C. Sikes leaves tomorrow for Anniston, Ala., to represent a number of cotton malls and brokers in the Savane cotton case, the biggest cotton fraud ever perpetrated in the United Stales. Messrs. J. L. Everelte. W. J. Hudson. John Fairley, C. B. Harden, and other Union. Gaston, and Meck lenburg county men who have been subpoenaed as witnesses will accom pany Mr. Sikes to attend the trial wi ich begins in Federal court Thurs day morning. About two years ago' these various firms purchased enormous amounts of cotton front the Savage Cotton Co in some way this company managed to send a bill or lading with draft at tached and arter paying lor the same tha Monroe men. along with mills and brokers all over the country, found that the cotton was not up to sample, and in many instances there was no cotton at all. The Iceniorlee mill placed its case in the hands of Mr. Sikes, who imme diately went to Anniston and discov ered the fraud, and was subsequently employed by the other firms. He found that the company had been organized with almost no capital. The United States Railway Admin istration has also made investigation, as railroad employees were implicat ed. The case is entirely without par allel in the history or this country. The firms which Mr. Sikes will rep tesent are the iceniorlee cotton mills. J. M. Fairley & Sons. N. P. Sloan & Co., and J. I. Westervell Mfg. Co., both of Greenville, S. C; Entwislle Mfg. Co., Rockingham: 1! oxlio.ro cot ton mills. Roxboro: Kinston cotton mills. Kinston: Buftaloe Mfg. Co., Shelby; Beame Bros.. New Orleans: Indian Creek Mfg. Co.. Lincnlnton: Melville Mfu. Co.. Cherryville, and H. F. Lamkin & Co. of New York City. CORRi:snNDET Pi:olOSES AN ELIMINATION CONTEST. Suggests That Union Stand Her Cand idates for Congress in a Row and Count Them with the Old Reliable 'Eny, Meeny, Miney, .Mo" .Mr. J. .Pierec Died Sunday Morning. Marshvilie, Dec. 15. Marshville came near producing another fire when Mr. Beech er HarreH's dwelling caught, supposedly from a defective chimney Friady afternoon. Fortu nately it was discovered in time to prevent a total loss. The chler dam age was done in tearing away so much of the root' lo reach the bla.e. The house had been recently purchased by Mr. Braxton Hauey. In spite of Ihe boasted electricity the streets of the town have been without lights for several nights, ow ing to some break in Ihe machinery. Doubtless though the "white way"( ?) will be in good shape for Christ mas. Union county now has before her a quest ion of great importance to settle and seems in a terrible quandary as how best to decide it namely thai of the future congressman. It really looks as if she will have lo resort to standing all tlv" suitable candidates In a row and counting them otT in the old reliable "Eny, meeny, tuiney mo!" method. Safe to say, however, that a decision will be reached in some way and a good man put up by the time the congressional seat is ready for a new occupant. Union has some good material and her candidate Khould stand an excellent showing in the coming race. Mr. Henry Green arrived Friday from Boon where he has been in school and will spend the holidays with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. Z. Green, Mr. and Mrs. James P. Marsh and daughter Edith will leave next week for Raleigh to spend Christmas with Mrs. J. C. Little. Miss Mary McWliirler. w ho has had charge of the millinery department of the United Cash Store this season, left for her home in Charlotte Monday to spend Christmas. School will close for the holidays on Friday, the 19th, and will give about ten days or two weeks before re-opening. Mr. Henry Ashcraft has been indis posed for several (lavs suffering with asthma and grip. The Young Peo ple's Missionary Society of the Meth odist church held pleasant meeting with Miss Emma Austin at her home. "Pleasant Walk Fhiih." Friday even ing. Under the leadership of Miss Harris an Interesting program had been prepared end was well carried out, after which a social hour was enioyed. Marhville. in common with all other towns, is short on house room. When January first arrives mid the general moving incident to that sea son begins, it looks as if a eood many are going to b? heard rn ing "Kitty wants a corner." A number of peo ple have moved Into town within the last vear. and while considerable building has been going on, still the supply does not meet the demand. There are several homes to be erected here in the immediate future. Mr. G. A. Marsh of Charlotte spent Ihe week-end here with relatives. Mr. J. B. Pierce died before dav Sondav morning nt his heme two miles from town, from the effer's C naralvsis from which he h,"d suf''-d for p number of veirs. H" " '"ir leH at Fulk' "!' w -' - "''or. noon. "n-vunil of Win- ' j., dm services. The "i -o-i- f thrt Marshville lodee h"f!ed titrn vtih Vnonic honors. Mr. Pierce was about sixty years old. "WANTS tol EDITION" OF THE Jot R Al. Is PRESENTED Booklet on Monroe is as Complete As 4 'ill umstiiiii eH Permitted t.ottcn up bv T. L. Riddle himI Hem) lielk. The Journal herewith presents the "Moi.roe Wants You" edition, gotten up by Mr. T. L. Riddle, secretary of the Chamber of Commerce, and Mr. Henry Belk. under the auspices of Ihe former's organization. The edi tion is not as complete as the pro moters would have desired it. but under Ihe circumstances, it does both of them justice. Five thousand copies of this edition were printed, and one goes to each Journal sub scriber. The balance or the edition wil be mailed out of town by the Chamber or Commerce and the vari ous advertisers. H you have a friend who would likely be interested in Monroe, secure a copy for him from either The Journal or the Chamber of Commerce. 'Mr. Riddle, who spent much time and care in gathering data and photo graphs for the edition, says: "We have no apologies to make for its appearance, but, by way of explanation, we wish to say that if the publication, referred to above, does not measure up lo the expecta tions or those who are Interested in it and have been aware of its coming out, we hope that you will be consi derate in your criticisms of the same, bearing in mind that it is the best result which we have been able lo produce with Ihe available data, the support and co-operation we received from the people, and in the race or a great many difficulties which we labored under. We have been very much worried over the considerable delay in the date of its appearance. This is. however, neither Ihe fault of Ihe printers nor ours, as the mat ter was furnished the printers in am ide lime to get out the Job on lint", but on account of a strike in the plant of the printers and some other hindrances, all of which were beyonrt their control, accounts for the delay In the appearanre of the above men tioned publication. "The general lay out and arrange ment of the matter, which makes up this publication, was left to the prin ters of the Job. The Indifference of a great many of the people of Monroe toward the project, when they were approached In its interest, explains the absence of many local scenes and pictures of our prominent citizens, which we all would liked very much to have seen therein. "We hope that von will show your appreciation of the publication by reading it through at once and after you have done this, file it away among your treasured papers for future ref erence. Within the next few years, which will elapse, It will be Interest ing then to note the progress Mon roe and Union county will have made in so short a t inie." The business and professional men of Monroe, as well as other citizens who may be neither business or pro lesioual, are being canvassed this af ternoon by the pastors of the city's churches, headed by Santa Clans Lim erick. Of course, as everybody knows probably by this time, this formidable canvass is for the purpose of gather ing in the remainder of the funds nec essary to carry through the Couijnutii ty Christ mas Tree proposition for Ihe children of Monroe. Chairman Lim erick and his squad of ministers are traveling in a body, and it is said that no one is attempting to argue with them, but everybody fortunate enough to be visited is simply standing and delivering. The whole thing is being carried through with expeditioiisness and without unnecessary prelimina ries. The list printed last week total ed $92.50, so that the grand total al ready received was $107.50 when the committee started on its Jolly round this afternoon, not to beg for the rest of the money needed, but merely to see what the complete sum would be, so that some sort of an idea might be had of what kind of a fine time is in store Tor the little folks who will function on the night of Christmas Day on the courthouse square and the grown-ups who will look on and li.den lo the music. Mr. T. Frank Limerick is chairman of the Red Croi Christmas seal drive for Monroe and has been allotted one hundred thousand to sell. Yesterday Mr. Limerick eonvassed the business sections and sold about four thousand and five hundred seals. The money realized from the sale will be used to combat tuberculosis in North Caro lina and the goal i ninety thousand dollars. At latest news Winston Salem and Greensboro were lending th" cities of the State with practically the same amount reported, $3,ono. The hazarr which was to have been held last Thursday and Friday ly the Indies of St. Paul's Kpl--cop.il church, was postponed until Decem ber 17th and lSth. It will h- held In the vacant store room next to Ihe Union Drug Company and in addition to selling dainty handmade Christ mas gifts, delicious lunches will be served. Superintendent Ray FuiiderburR urges the county schools to give as short holidav vacation for Christmas as Is possible. The term this year will last until May and if a long holi dav is given the time will have to be extended in order to complete the full term. He px'iects Ihe schools to i-, ,,::i .v han Friday Decem ber 19ih. 'v no'-"t-d Sm'th. spent a day last week on Cuvl'nck sound, shooting Wild dur',;s. He brought back the hag limit of t went j -five ducks, and two wild eoeve. Mr. N. C. Price of Unlonville Is in the West buying stock for his stables. LATEST HAPPENINGS News Events of the Day in the State and Nation. November l!'th of each year baa been designated by Supt. Brooks i "Avcock School Improvement Day." Mrs. 1. N. Payne of Iredell count? has been appointed a member of the State Board or Agriculture. Thomas Lefler. well known carpen ter or Salisbury, dropped dead on the street Friday afternoon. Heart trou ble was assigned as Ihe cause. As a result of burns received when his clothing caught fire from an open fireplace. Winford Chambers, aged 12, died Friday in the Mission hospital of Asheville. Reidsville has been shivering for the past tew days while 50 cm of coal were on the Southern railway side tracks held by the rail road ad ministration. Villijalmur Stephenson, famous Arctic explorer, addressed students at the University of North Carolina Fri day. Stephenson spent five years in the Arctic regions. The N. C. Board of Dental Examin ers will hold its next regular meeting in Charlotte January 15. At that time examinations for license to prac tice in thin state will be given. Because he differed on principles of the coal s. l ike settlement, Fuel Ad ministrator Garfield has handed in his resignation. President Wilson may refuse to accept it. some think. The body of Judson Morrow an ag ed Chalolle negro was found floating in the pond i.t Highland mill Friday morning. It is believed that he wan dered away, temporarily deranged, and stumbled into the water. Camp Bragg is to fare better than any Southern camp in size of govern ment appropriation. More than a million will be spent in buying land, $23,000 on roads and $20,000 on the camp buildings. Mr. Henry A. Page, addressing merchants and consumers in Raleigh, slated that "profiteering is now on a par with moonshiuing and counter feiting." It Is punishable, under the Lever Act, by a tine of $5,000 or two years' imprisonment. Speaking to two thousand people In Charlotte Thursday night, Secretary Daniels concluded his speaking tour in the ninth district in Clyde Iloey's interest. He called upon Mecklen burg to "snow Morehead under once for all." Great excitement has been caused among the less educated and older members of the Indian tribes in Okla homa as a result of the prediction of the world's end tomorrow. They dance and chant their weird songs each night and are greatly depressed. President Wilson stated Sunday to the Republican senators that he had "no compromise or concession In mind" as to the peace treaty and would continue to hold I hem respon sible for results and conditions at tending delay. The body of James K. Illake, Jr., six-year-old son of a wealthy Phila delphia broker, who was declared by his Mother to have been kidnapped last Friday night, washed ashore near Atlantic City Sunday. Mrs. Blake ha3 been arrested. Hal B. Weld), an insurance man of Adel, Ga., killed his wife, then com mitted suicide Saturday night in Sa vannah. They had been separated for some time. He met her on the street In front of her home and shot her. Unless the government takes exten sive steps at once to curb the chestnut blight, a disease that attacks the chestnut tree and kills it in a short time, there will not be a chest fit tree in North Carolina by 19"0, o fwwt vy xperts say. The bligh' u row on the N. C -Virginia line and is advanc ing soul I, v ii rd. The Grey Duck, Ihe yacht which left Miami Wednesday morning for Nassau, Bahama Islands, was not heard from until early Monday morn ing when she arrived in Nassau. On board were D. W. Griffith, motion picture producer, the mayor of Miami and 34 actors. Two members were washed off the deck in the heavy seas but were rescued. They were without food for three days. The vessel should have reached Nassau Wednesday night, but engine troubles and storms prevented. Death of Mrs. Rebecca Mini Davis. Mrs. Rebecca Mira Davis died at 2." t Sunday afternoon at her home near Si.iyiir; Baptist church, after a long iilness which culminated In pneumonia and pleurisy. Sli was 78 j ear of !"te :n l was a native of ('lies'. m' irl I cue ,ty. H'.t husband was SI ti; i -ou F v is who died about thirty e:Ms as!o. Mrs. '. ' was prominent in hef community mil held the highest re sneri of I'-"'- .'-"kliliors and friends. She had a large family connection throughout the county and is surviv ed by four children, Mrs. John Deese, Miss Rebecca Davis, Messrs. Jack and Tom Davis, the latter being cor oner for this county. A number of step children also survive. Mrs. Davis has been a life long member of the Liberty Baptist church near Pageland. The funeral was conducted from the home yesterday afternoon at 2:00 by Rev. M. D. L. Preslar and Rev. J. A. Bivens. Inter teruient was in the Smyrna cemetery. Clearance Sale of .Millinery. Our entire stock of millinery is on sale at greatly reduced prices, includ ing all the newest effects in mid-w in ter styles. EFIRD3.