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ROANOKE RAPIDS HERALD. ROANOKE RAPIDS, N. C.
GERMAN A COLLEGE BUILDING 4D0RESS BY VICTOR MDRDOCK ' i TO UNITED STATES AT ST. Annual Convention of North Carolina, Merchants' Association to Convene. In Greensboro June 21-23.. RS FLOOD OF GOLD AMERICA W s SSI CONTROL REPRESENTATION GENEVIEVE'S GUARDS THROWN AROUND TOWN OF KREUZBURG TO GUARD AGAINST ATTACK. PEOPLE EXCITED AND ANGRY 'If German Police In Hands of Poles Are Shot, Germany Will Retaliate by Shooting Polish Prisoners, Kreuzburg, Upper Silesia. German Telchswehr officers have assumed con trol of the Kreuzburg district; 2,000 army rifles have been issued and guards thrown about th; town to de lend it against a threatened attack by Poles who are camped In front of Rosenberg. The Polish army Is es timated at 5,000 with several score of machine gunv. The inter-allied officials are help lesB, the French troops having been withdrawn two days ago for service At Rybnik. The entente's representa tives are seven French civilians, a Uritish major and an Italian civilian. Their position Is not a pleasant one; the townspeople are highly excited and are angry with the French for having withdrawn their troops at critical time. The Polish attitude Incensed the German leaders, who notified the Interallied commission that the Germans would hold no conversations with the rebels and would not agree to an exchange of prisoners, but If the Polos carried their threats to Bhoot German police the Germans would be forced to resprisals against Polish prisoners. would Amend tmergency ar.n. je(.tC(, fln nvitHlion t0 join jQ coal. Washington Further consideration ltl(m mnlsltry of the emergency tariff bill by the Pre9,jenl Ebert h neId conferen enate was marked by the introduc-!ces wth Rok.nst!lg leaders belonging uon 01 two auumonui uroeumueui. , t0 ,he pr(9ent ,.oaiit()n an,i the ma Senator Ashurst. democrat. Arizona, j j()rjty partv tiut hait nnt BUC. roposed that the duty of seven cents t.e((l(1 n untanKlln(! tne t.allint,t pound on long staple cotton be in- criai8 perclpitated bv the sudden res eased to 20 cents, while Senators ,,,. ... ,f, vt.hrnwh ministry nes, democrat, ,ew Mexico, muicu r a tariff of 15 per cent ad valorem a all imported hides. Short Thousand Officers, Washington. Due to legislation by : trlct, United States court, declared in congress, the navy, by December 31, 1 the trial of a prohibition case, that he will be short more than a thousand i would he compelled to order a ver officers, said Secretary Denby, who diet of not guilty in the case of a mad) this statement In connection ; man brought before him for killing ,ih n nnnnimr ement. that he had rescinded his order graduating the .1922 class at the Naval Academy advance. ' Wasn't Draft Dodger. i Washington. Announcement was made by the war department that the name of Stanley Harrison rrencn, 01 Brooklyn, had been removed from thei draft dodder dist just issued for that district. French reached the rank of lieutenant commander in tne U. a. ing It evacuated under more favor navy.. able conditions would be slim. Hioh Cost of Transportation. n'nhini,inn Thp h L'h cost or transportation constitutes "the most Dressing question in the United states nt this moment and the great- est obstacle in the way of a return to normal conditions and the restora tion of business," Senator Capper, re plican, Kansas, declared. While the Cat's Away. New York. There was a police pa rade in New York. As the blue coats inarched sturdily along, oniy a oiock away thieves took a $7,000 auto truck: containing J33,oou worm or wooiens from the front of 404 Fourth avenue. . Baptized at Age of 101 Years. London Mrs. Ann Slssons, 101, of Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, has just teen baptized and confirmed by the Bishop of Sheffield Last summer he made three airplane flights. German Cabinet Has Resigned. London. A telephone message re ceived from Paris gives a Berlin dis patch saying that In view of the sit uation that arose in consequence of the reply of Secretary of State Hughes to Germany's counter-proposals on reparations, the German government unanimously decided to resign. Dr. Simon Baruch III. New York. Dr. Simon Baruch, 82, father of Bernard M. Baruch, former bead of the War Industries board, was critically ill at his home here.. He was stricken a week ago with se vere heart attack. Railroads Are Making Upgrade. ' Washington. The railroads are lowly making! the upgrade. Reports, which wHl be filed with the Interstate Commerce commission next week, will show an Improvement in the condition of the railroads. ' Mayer May Form Cabinet. Berlin. President Ebert, the Vas Iscbe Zeitung says, has asked Dr. Wllhelm Mayer. German ambassador to France, to form a new cabinet. Dr. Mayer asked that he be given time to copsider the offer. Use Movies Instead of Books. New York. Substitution of motion pictures for books In the nation's el mantiirr schools would In twenty years Uing about an advancement of (ten centuries in civilization, iuuuh. jA. Edison said. . 1 Highwayt Are Consolidated. Topeka, Kan.-FormaI consolidation of the National Midland Trail and the Roosovelt National Highway to be known ae the Rooeeyelt-MIdland Trail men announced here by Dr. R M. Saw Jilll, of Glasgow, Kan. Mrs. Harding la President .Washington.-Mra. Warren O. Hard ing, wife of the President, has accept ed the honorary presidency ot the Girt Scouts at rally of, the aoonU In t?ie haif We ot the Daughters ot the -JiMl' !l"V:I'ttlca. "V - MRS. ALBERT EINSTEIN. Mrs. Albert EJnstein, wife of famous scientist. the ALLIES ULTIATI IS CAUSE; Believed That Social Democratic Partv . ........ -J Has Rejected an Invitation to Join In a Coalition Ministry. Berlin. Prospective candidates for a : the new cabinet and the political par- tifls jir reserving rierlslnn i-nni-ern- , ..v. I lit? I'll I 1 1(1114 I'll 1 till 11 UUf W 11 11 1 C" I ' " i'( ' gard to the Allied ultimatum on tinan- bar gold or bulliou. which many be-; nges was filed in the District cf Co cial lnd"mnlties has been clarified, - i liove to be of Hussion origin, lly way lumblu Supreme Court against Sena Leaders of the majority socialist ' "f the Pacific ha? come occasional j tor Swnnson of Virginia by Jack A. party are stubbornly opposed to par-' shipments of gold from Siberia where j Cavaleri, a waiter, who alleged ho tlctpatijbg In the formation of a cabi- they formed part of General Kul- j was struck a year ago by an auto net containing representatives of the chak's war chest. j mobile driven by Senator Swiinson. German people's party and It is be - ,,. , .. . .. , , .i..,r.,.,, n.ir. t headed bv Philip Scheidemann, former chancellor, have definitely re- Judge Rules Him Innocent. .Montgomery, Ala. Judge Henry D j Clayton, of the middle Alabama dis- an "nicer oi me law wuu nau eiiitjieu warrant his office without a search in'o search for liquor. Don't Think Terms Fair. Berlin. Only a few of the Berlin 'newspapers comment on the entente ultimatum -which the nationalist nre3g characterizes as unacceptable. The majority socialist Vorwuerts expresses belief that, once the Ruhr area ls 0CCUpedi the prospect of hav- Atlanta Ban readjusts nates. .-.-.w-... ' Paris The guns of the Hotel des IbvhHiIm thundered a salute to , Na- P,,lpon nonaparte exactly to the min- l.tn h i 4,...t)l .x M at 1 CJ lite mat nis deatn occurred at ht. Helana one hundred years ago. This was the closing feature of two days of ceremonies In honor of the "Uttle Corporal." I 8.000,000 Cases of Typus. New York. More than 8,000.000 cases oi lypnus nave neen reponeu in Soviet Russia with a mortality as nign as au per cent in some commu- Initios, said a report by Dr. Harry riou or mis city, neaa oi a jewisn medical unit. i $5,000 Worth of Liquor Stolen. Louisville, Ky. One hundred ;ases jof whiskey, valued at $5,000. were ; stolen from the Dowllng distillery atof that body as well ns those of the Tyrone, Anderson county, 'accordintr conference of ambassadors and the to reports received here. Submarine Chasers Made Ready. Baltimore. Three submarine chns- , ers attached to the Naval Academy at Annapolis are in readiness to sail for Baltimore to meet any eventuality that might arise from the mine work ers' strike at this port. U. S. Cannot Stand Aside. j Mine Workers Wages Stand. Paris. Belief that the United Indianapolis, Ind. Wages of organ States could not stand aside "from ' ized mine workers will not be reduced, the work of world regeneratlon".if the John L. Lewis, president of the Unit- league of nations covenant was drastically amended was expressed ! by Rene Vivlani. Funeral Base Abandoned. Cherbourg. France. As a result of orders received from American mill- tary authorities at Antwerp, the Amer-1 lean funeral base here has been aban- doned. The personnel has been or- dered to Belgium. Sweeping Wage Reductions. Roanoke, Va. Sweeping reductions in wages for more than 25,000 Nor folk & Western employes, Including members of all railway organizations, both skilled and unskilled labor, were brought to light here. Alcohol Seized. Salem, Mass-Four barrels of pure alcohol were found hidden In a carload of potatoes from. Canada and consign ed to the "Quebec Products Company of Salem," which was seized by. United States custom Inspectors, Candidates for Ku Klux Clan. Atlanta. Initiation of more than 1,000 candidates Into the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan was carried out with all the mystic ceremonials of the order at a meeting at Lakewood park In this city. World's Chamber of Commerce. Paris. Arrangements for the Lon don congress Of the International chamber of commerce to begin oMn day, June 27, hare Jusi; been made by the board of directors at a meeting here. .. .. , IN ONE BILLION IN ASSAY OFFICE Fully One-Third of the Bullion Now In This Country Was Garnered In All Quarters of the Globe. New York. A vertiablo flood of New York. A veritable flood cf gold Is sweeping upon the shores of the United States. Already the precious metal in this country has. at tained the unprecedented amount of $;i,001,4S7,915, and yet the tide is ris - I UK. Financiers attribute this to the fact that the United States is the world's one "creditor nation" and for the ... equuiiy important reason that the other nations of the world find it well-1 jnlgh impossible to transact business with this country, by reason of their own depreciated currency. The precious metal Is coming from all quarters of the globe, i Sweden is sending gold received f,, r;.,,n fnr war .......lie., also! ! The local assay office, a new siruc- j tare, whose modern equipment in 1 dudes huge vaults five floors below the street -.level, now holds upward of 11,000.000,000, fully one-third of which has tome from foreign coun tries. To Publish Slacker List. PRECIOUS METAL ALREADY THIS COUNTRY IS WORTH $3,001,487,915. Wasl.ington.-The war department South Carolina Tonnes8ee and Ken slacker list, as issued from time to (yy lime, win ne pumisneu in ine ton-1 gressionul Record Request for such publication was made In the house by Representative Johnson, republi can, South Dakota, a former service man Unemployment Conditions. Raleigh, N. C "The unemployment condition in the state is far from satisfactory," declared Commissioner of abor Bn' 1'rinting M. L. Shlpman i in a report he made to tlie national ; convention of labor officials which is ; meeting In New Orleans. forever America." The permanent Rediscount Rates Relaxed. j fields of honor will be Romagne, Bel Waslilngton. - Action of the New 1 "' Flandera' Field near Bony, and York Federal Reserve Bunk in reduc , ' inR 1,8 rell8l0unt rate from 7 10 8 1"2 Per ct'nt relle(ts a t? towards j relaxation in rediscount rates in other reserve districts, Secretary Mellon said. Aiiania, n. nenuuiu. K" prnor of the Atlanta Federal Reserve Rank, announced a readjustment of ; rediscount rates, putting all paper I . .... .... ... h.imlleil hv that Institution on a flat baSjs of 6 per cent, j . ' To Quash Indictments. Grand Rapids. Mich -Judge Gar- jence . sessions, wno presiueu iu ! r eaerai court nere in tne Aewoerry ; trial, upon learning of the Supreme coun s uecision, announced inai nu would at once issue an order dismiss-, . ing me seconu inuicinieui hiium 1 Senator Newberry and his associates. i Harding Accepts Invitation. Washington. President Harding j has accepted the invitation of the al lied supreme council that the United States be represented at the meeting reparations commission. Tranquil Mexican Holiday. Mexico City. Observance of Mexl- (os national holiday passed on tran- qullly, according to reports received , ,ty the war office, and fears aroused by rumors of revolutionary outbreaks proved to be without foundation. ed Mine Workers of America, declared in a statement refuting reports of such .action. Break In White River Levee. Little Rock, Ark. Measures were being taken to afford relief to rest- dents of the Bayou creek region, northwest of Helena, where a break in the White River levee resulted In the flooding of more than 100,000 acres- Case Ordered Reopened. Washington. The Interstate Com merce Commission ordered that the Texas state rate case must be re opened for the purpose of consid ering the propriety of the rates on cotton linters in that state. Baerlln Defeats Cutting. London. E. T. Baerlln, the British court tennis champion, successfully de fended his title aganst C. S. Cutting, the American challenger, at the Queens Club here, defeating Cutting in three straight sets. Fine Endowment Fund. Charlottesville, Va. South Caro lina's contribution of $3,000 helped to swell the University of Virginia en dowment'fund total of $771,643 made public by Executive Director Arm! stead M. Doble. Due to High Cost of Living. Chicago. In an exciting electing the people ot Hoopestown have re elected John A. Heaton mayor, con tinuing his salary at 50 cents a year. The opposition had no chance tor It demanded a salary ot $10 a year. CAPT. DAVID POTTER. Capt. David Potter, new paymaster ' general of the navy. PROHIBITION AGENT RESIGNS Southern Department Is Composed of Virginia, North and So. Carolina, Tennessee and Kentucky. Washlngton.-Sult for $10,000 dam j cavaleri claims he sustained perma nent Injuries. The resignation of S. R. Rrame, su pervising federal prohibition agent of the southern department, with head Quarters at Richmond, Va was an nounced by ;.ctlng Internal Revenue Commissioner West. The southern department includes ! the states of Virginia, North and Printers' Wages Reduced. Chicago. A wage reduction of $4.35 a week for each of the four major printing crafts of Chicago was an nounced by an arbitration board. Many Bodies to be Undisturbed. Paris. More than thirty thousand bodies of American soldiers will He forever In French soil. Four bits of French Mil have been chosen as the final resting places for the bodies- ; four bits of France that "will remain ou,CTm"" "u ",c "ulB"LD rl,"B Advice of Hughes to Germany. Washington. In urging Germany tc make at once "directly to the Allied governments" adequate proposals on reparations, the American government was believed by the allied diplomats here to have definitely closed the rep- arations Incident so far as the United States was concerned, , To Investigate Freight Rates. Savannah, Ga. The Southern Traf- ' flc League, in session here, adopted 'a rppnrt authorlzlng a petition to the InterHtHte Commerce Commission for an invPstlf,atlon of frel(,ht ratea in the southeast. Reports Without Foundation, London. A German official' dis patt.n (rom jierlin savs there Is nc foun(jation for the re'p()rt tllat Ge many made a new reparations offer tQ ,he A1e(, Armenian Food Supplies. Constantinople. Food supplies for the PeoP'e of Armenia left here on tne steamer Georgia for Hatum, with a cargo of 1,300 tons of food furnish ed by the Near East Relief. Mere Man Barred Out New Orleans. Only women art eligible to attend the annual conven- ;tion here of the Association of Wo men In Industry. All the speakers are women Desire Participation of U. S. London. The Allied Supreme Council decided to invite the United States to send a representative ii a member of the supreme council and a'o to be repre;u'.;i on the repara ons commission. Talbot Takes Oath of Office. Dublin. Lord Edmund Bernard Talbot, who Is now Viscount Fitxalan, was sworn in as Lord Lieutenant and Governor General of Ireland. The ceremony, which took place In Dub lin Castle, followed prscedent. Body of Drowned Woman Found. New York. The body of Mra Annette K. Rankine, wealthy widow, who disappeared here on April 1, wa found floating In New York harbor, near the South Brooklyn shore a few days ago. To Check Hun Foreign Trade. Washington. Immediate congres sional action to check the inroads of German foreign trade In the United States was urged by Secretary Hoover before the house ways and means committee. General Harris Assumes Blame. Washington. Major General Peter C. Harris, adjutant general ot the army, told a house investigating com mittee that be alone was responsible for the release under guard ot Grover Cleveland Bergdoll. German Government Protests. Geneva. The German government has protested through the Secretariat of the League of Nations against the presence ot French troops in the Sarre region and the exercise there of French military Jurisdiction HUGHES INSTRUCTS WALLACE AND BOYDEN TO SIT WITH COUNCIL OF ALLIES. DISCUSSING UPPER SILESIA American Ambassador's Appearance at the Foreign Office Was Cause ' of Warm Appreciation. Paris, American representation nt Allied conference was resumed when Hugh C. Wallace, the American ambassador took his scat lit a ses sion of the council of ambassadors here. Mr. Wallace received his Instruc tions from Secretary of State Hughes to represent the United Suites gov ernment at the ambassadorial confer ences. The American ambassador's appear ance at the foreign office, where the council happened to be meeting, was the occasion of warm expressions of appreciation on the part of Jules Cambon, of France, president of the council, and other members. Ambassador Wallace was given a seat at M. ('million's right. The problem of t'pper Silesia was the subject of the deliberations. Roland W. Royden. who formerly sat with the Allied Reparations Com mission at Its sessions, has received his Instructions from the state pnrtment to resume his seat. do- Collector Robbed of $20,000. Detroit. Twelve men, armed with sawed-off shotguns, held up n Detroit United railway conductor and es caped with $20,(i00 In cash. Musicians In Session. St. Paul, Minn. More than 400 del egates are here for the annual con vention of the American Federation of Musicians. Mexican Fatally Injured. , Naco, Ariz. Pedro Uiysa, a Mexi can Immigration officer, was probably fatally Injured In a clash between Mexican and United States Immigra tion service line riders. Forest Fire Still Rages. Ocala, Fla. Fire still was raging In the Ocala National Forest Reserve. eaBt of the Ocklawna river. The fire has been burning a week. Much game has been destroyed. Senator Newberry Resumes Seat. Washington. Senator Newberry re turned to his seat In the senate fol lowing annulment by the Supreme Court of his conviction in. Michigan of violation of the Federal corrupt practices act. Much Suffering In Siberia. Tokio. Conditions in the interior of Siberia are pitiable, with nearlv HI the people there In need of cloth ing, food and medicine, according to E. O. Lively, formerly of the American Red Cross. To Hold Army Contingents. Paris. The army contingents of 1919, called to the colors In connection with the preparation for ffie possible occupation of the Ruhr valley, will in no case be sent home before July. Bad Report on Winter Wheat. Washington. A winter wheat crop of 629,287,00 bushels was forecast by the Department of Agriculture, bas in gits estimate on the condition of the crop May 1, which averaged 88.8 per cent of a normal and the revised area to be harvested which Is about 38.721,000 acres. May Abandon Obsolete Forts.' Washington. More than sixty ob solete forts and military posts of no further military value, have been rec ommended to congress by Secretary Weeks for abandonment. South Carolina: Fort Fremont, Fort Winya and Castle Plnckney. North Carolina: Beacon Island and Fort Macon. Jail Guard Beaten to Death. Jeffersonvllle, Ind. John H. Grimm, 50 years old, guard at the Indiana tate reformatory here, was beaten to death and two convicts were shot in a mutiny. ' Haitians Charge Atrocities. Washington. Charging a long se ries of atrocities by American me rinos and the native gendarmerie In Haiti and demanding the withdrawal of the United SUtes military forces from that republic, three Haitian del egates are In Washington. "Mountain Bad Man" Lynched. Knoxvllle. Berry Bollng. aged SO, white, alleged "mountain bad man, was lynched at Huntsville. Tenn., when 50 armed men forced their way into the Scott county jail, selied Bol lng and hanged him to a tree a quar ter of a mile away. Plan to 8ettle Insurrection. Warsaw. In the face of Increasing clashes between insurgents and Ger mans, the Polish government has de cided upon a vigorous plan in an at tempt to settle the insurrection. The President Praises Elka. Washington. The principles of pa triotism Inspiring the ritual of the Elks were lauded by President Hard ing tn an address at the Washington )odg of the order. Dr. Mayer Declines to Serve. Berlin. Dr. Wilhelm Mayer, Ger man ambassador here from Paris on a summons from President Ebert, who desired the ambassador to -attempt the formation of a new cabinet, baa Informed the president ho could not comply with the request 1 . GREENVILLE CONTRACTORS TO ERECT FOUR-STORY BUILD ING BY SEPTEMBER. PLUMBERS APPROACH CRISIS All Other Building Crafts In -Ashe ville Have Made a Horizontal Cut of One Dollar Per Pay. Contract for construction of a new four-story college building at St. Gen evieve's college was awarded the Gal lavin Building company, of Greenville, S. C, at approximately $110,000, The building is to be ready for occupancy next September. A crisis in the strike of 4G union plumbers, which has been under way here is expected through terms of an utimatum served upon the . Journey men by master plumbers, who gave the union members notice that unless they accept the preferred scale. of $3 per day, the employers will take steps for Importing nonunion workers to take care of construction which has beon held up since the walkout. The old scale which wus for P per day expired, and the unions refused to ac cept a $1 cut, holding out for $8.50. All others of the building crafts have made a horizontal decrease of f 1 per j day. Greensboro. Policeman W. T. Mo Culston was killed here when he boarded an automobile suspected of liquor running, and later officers ' searching for his assailants killed j Tom Robertson and captured Lewis Kdwards. Kdclie Paxton, charged with being the third man In the car from which McCulston was shof, has not been apprehended. Forty-eight gallons of whiskey were found In the car when It was over taken. Ashevllle. "Dixie highway bonds carried almost unanimous" Is the tel egram received at the board of trade office from F. H. Taylor, president of the Kiwanis club of Newport, Tenn. Also T. H. Campbell wired as follows: "County court voted $300,000 for Dixie highway to state line, $110,000 for other roads, and $50,000 for rural school buildings." Salisbury. President J. L, Morgan, ; of the United Lutheran Synod of j North Caorllnn, announced officially j that the adjourned merger meeting ; of the North Carolina synod and the : Tennessee synod would be held In ! Burlington Tuesday, June 7, and Im mediately following the first meeting of the United Lutheran Synod of North Carolina would be held. Raleigh. Governor Morrison grant ed a pardon to Sanders Lindsay, An son man, serving a three-year sen tence for manslaughter, and paroled W. A. Murphy, white, Granville coun ty trusty, to go homo and attend his wife's funeral, upon the recommenda tion of the solicitor tind of Judge W. P. Stacy, who tried the case, Goldsboro. Victorious veterans, he roes of Flanders field on wMch Prus sian pride was broken, could not have received a more wholesome welcome than was accorded the 300 delegates of North Carolina Red Men who gath ered in Goldsboro for their annual meeting. The city is arayed In gala attire for the occasion Chimney Rock. Work on an elec tric light plant at Chimney Rock Is now under way by J. M. Flack, to de velop 110 horsepower for use In light ing the Mountain View inn, Chimney Rock, and the road up to It, and other hotels and dwelling in that vicinity. Charlotte. Liquor making at the city Incinerator, beyond Pinewood cemetery, waa broken up when three negroes were arrested. A seven-gallon still which has been operated over the incinerator fires waa confiscated by the police. Triangular Contest a Draw. Chapel Hilll The triangular debat ing contest between the University of North Carolina, Johns Hopkins univer sity and Washington and Lee, result ed in an even break all round. ' Carolina debaters won over Johns Honklns but lost to Washington and Lee. Hopkins won over Washington J and Lee and lost to Carolina. Wasn Ington and Lee won over Carolina, loat to Hopkins. The debates were all held on neutral termory and were most Interesting and Instructing to the several audiences. Burlington Wants National Park. Burlington. In order to perpetuate In the memory of Americana the Im portance of the Battle of Alamance to the cause of American fredom, an or ganization is to be perfected by the chamber of commerce of Burlington to make the historic battlefield a na tional park, It is announced. The di rect aim will be the construction, through federal aid. of a hard-surfaced highway leading from Burlington' to the battleground, some eight miles In distance. Railroad Retains Park Site. Bmlthfleld. Lncknow square, which the women of Dunn wanted to beauti fy and make a beauty spot for the town, will continue to be encumbered with ugly-looking bales of cotton and an antiquated platform, which ' the Atlantic Coast Line built years ago. When the town- commissioners de creed that the woman's club should have It, the railroad demurred and got out a restraining order. Judge Lyon ot the superior , court here made the restraining order permanent and Ot railroad will continue to is it Statesvllle. An Invitation to Vic--or Murdock of the Federal Trade commission to addresa the convention of the North Carolina Merchants asso ciation in Greensboro" June-21-23 waa dispatched by Secretary Paul Leonard, of Statesvllle. The Invitation will b backed by Senators Simmons and Overman. Mr. Murdock was to hav addressed the merchants at their con vention two years ago, but was unabla to attend nt that time. It Is hoped that he will accept the present lnvltu tion. R. U, Clnrk, former editor of The Landtnurk and now Statesvllle post' master, has accepted an Invitation to address the merchants' convention on the newspaper and its relation to the merchant and business man George W. Coggin of the state depart ment of public Instruction, who la supervisor of trade and Industrial ed ucation, will be on the convention: program to advise the merchants aa to the opportunities afforded for schools in retail salesmanship. Agri cultural development and Its relation to the business ot the towns and cit ies will be discussed by Clement S. Uckor, of Baltimore, .. , Winston-Salem. This city has clos ed a contract with the Southern Pub lic Utilities company to Install and operate a modern type of lights 'or streets ns follows: 850 lights of .jO candle power at $22.50 each per an num; 220 lights of 250 candle pou-i at $37.59 each, and 250 lights oi 4o candle power at $50 each per annum. The contract also calls for a modern white way In the business section of the city. ,, .. . vfl Charlotte. Former President Woodrow Wilson, who was the guest of honor at the 1916 Twentieth of May celebration here and attracted th biggest crowd of people that ever came to the Queen City for any event, will be Invited here again this sum mer as the special guest of the city and of the Wildcats Veterans Associ ation at Its second annual reunion. President Warren G. Harding also, will be Invited. Greensboro. Parker R. Anders rBv former editor o,' the Greensboro Rec ord and of the Wilmington Dispatch, has entered suit In Guilford superior court against Lieut. Gov. W. B. Coop er, of Wilmington, in which he Is de manding Judgment for $4,700 with in terest. alleging misrepresentation on the part of Mr. Cooper In the sale to Mr. Anderson of the controlling Inter est In the Wilmington Dispatch. Fayettevllle. Lieutenant Joseph E. Virgin and Lieutenant Hardson J. HartmBn, of the eighth aero squadron. United States army, were Instantly killed at Pope field, Camp Bragg, near here, when the engine of their plane Is thought t have died on a sharp turn, and the machine crashed Into a pine tree. Raleigh. Nine federal prohibition, officers under the direction ot H. O. Gull, who killed three unidentified ne groes and wounded six others in a. fight at a whiskey distillery in Meck lenburg county, Virginia, 600 yards from the North Carolina line, were ab solved from blame by a coroner's Jury summoned by C. B. Hendricks, of Mecklenburg counly. Hickory. Hickory's library has ceased to hang fire and the Carnegie foundation has promised to donute an additional $3,000 as soon as tbo pledges for a like amount by Hickory citizens are redeemed. This will give about $20,000 to put In the bulldinp. New Bern. The county will rebuild the county farm buildings destroyed last week by a disastrous fire, it Is understood here. In the near future. The big Selden truck, 'costing $4.30o and only used a few weeks, was th greatest single Item lost, the total damage coming to a total of $8,000. Davidson. Frederick Moore, noted! traveler and war correspondent, lec tured here before the International Relations club and the general public, assembled In Shearer hall. Druggists' and Pharmacists Unite. Raleigh. Charlotte was assured or another big convention when the finance committee, of the North Caro lina Pharmaceutical association com pleted plans for the bl-state meeting; to be held In the Queen City June 21-18. The South Carolina druggists will meet with the Tar Heel pill rollera In joint sessions, It was announced after the committee meeting here. Dr. Charles H. La Wall, dean ot the Phila delphia college ot pharmacy, will de liver the principal address. . Liquor Raid In Charlotte. Salisbury. Col. T.. H. Vanderford' and F. C. Talbert Investigated a viola tion of prohibition laws. They went to Charlotte upon learning that Chief of Police Orr and plain clothes men had raided the cellar of 41 South Col lege street, finding 85 gallons or whiskey, 16 cases of new, empty bot tles, coloring matter and other things that would Indicate whiskey sales. The Charlotte officers had arrested A. D. Vanderhurg and placed him under $1,000 bond for a hearing before the recorder. Convict Held In Baltimore. Klnston. William Harrington, alias Hardson, an escaped white convict, Ii being held by the Baltimore police for North Carolina authorities, the po lice here announced. Harrington es caped from the Lenoir county roads early In the year after serving all but a few weeks of a aentence for viola tion ot the prohibition laws. The local authorities said they will relinquish their claim to Harrington la favor ot Pitt county officials, who are under stood to seek htm cm larceny tnl - ana chartei. ' . j- ... ..r- -!! ?.;'-, .i . .... -s A