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ROANOKE RAPIDS HERALD, ROANOKE RAPIDS, N. C
IMPORTANT NEWS THE WORLD OVER IMPORTANT HAPPENINGS OP THIS AND OTHER NATIONS FOR SEVEN OAYS GIVEN THE NEWS JJHHE SOUTH What It Taking Place in Tht South, land Will Be Found In Brief Paragrapha Foreign Col. George Harvey, now American ambassador to England, was received in audience by King (ieorge at Buck ingham palace recently. Colonel Har vey presented his diplomatic creden tials. The American ambassador was carried to and from Buckingham pal ace in the royal state coach. Creat Britain's industrial crisis has become so acute that the nation Is threatened with revolution unless there is an early solution of the troubles. The present crisis Is viewed as Tar surpassing in seriousness the general strike of several weeks ago. There Is every indication that the struggle has t developed beyond a fight for higher I wages. ) Col. George Harvey, the new United States ambassador to Great Britain, presented his credentials to Earl Cur son, tho British foreign minister at the foreign office May 11, and will later r' be received by the king at Buckingham ' palace. i' Russian newspapers have published I wireless dlBpatch to the Bolshevik J general staff reporting that Soviet f. troops havo suffered a defeat of some J consequence during fighting against -j rebellious Siberian peasant armies, says a report sent out from Copen , hagen. Germany has accepted the allied til ; tlmatum. The relchstug by a vole of 221 to 175, yielded to the final do- niands of the allied powers, and, in ',. so doing, agreed to fulfill the terms of tho treuty of Versailles "to the ca j paclty" of tho nation to do se. f It l.f announced In England that Al- bert, king of Belgium, will visit Ens- y land In state from July 4 to July 8. Dr. Alfredo Zayas,, president-elect of i' Cuba, announces his desire of Initial- I ing, as soon 81 he takes offfice, nego "',$ ttations for the modification of tho U commercial treaty between Cuba and V, T.I.J O. ...... V Military authorities at Camaguey, Cuba, a railroad center, have been or dered to establish a vigilance service : over the property of the Cuban rail way lines which have been tied up ;.,, for ten days with a strike of the cm V ; ployees. The transport workers of London Tecentiy issued a manifesto placing a . '. tan on the handling of all foreign coal hipped to England. ..Washington The senate has confirmed the nomi nation of E. Mont Reilly of Missouri to be governor of Porto Rico. t , V Progress In efforts to relieve the cotton situation In the South has been Tcported to President Harding. The , 'president expressed gratification and .toped that the Southern farmers would " oon become prosperous. . Jf Gold received In the United Stales (between January 1 and April 30 to taled $260,312,951; sent out during the ame period $4,S54.440. J. E. Dyce, who wag campaign man tar for Jake Hamon, killed by his concubine, will be appointed warden of the federal penitentiary at Atlanta, Ca., succeeding Fred G. Zerbst. , " The departmeM of Justice was re cently toW that the reason Grover '. Cleveland Bergdoll became a Blacker was because the stars told him that If Be went to France he would come , fcack a corpse. .5 Representatives of the marine work ers failed to meet with Secretary Da ' Tls to continue conferences looking to settlement of the shipping wage con troversy which has resulted In crews ; of some American merchant craft walking out. Mr. Davis said that the ; conference would not be held and that . he did not know whether the meetings would be resumed. The budget bill was passed by the . rjoue but with some changes as adopt ed by the senate. " Fly swatters and screens would be . relegated to the Junk pile if the Unit led States department of agriculture J finds merit In the fly killing prop ertles claimed for a sappling grown i from the seed of a Kentucky coffee tree by the late Prof. G. F. Holmes of the University of Virginia. It is hoped the seeds of the tree will exterminate j the pest. 3 The nnrtlnns nf Vtrorlnfn Tannaoani . , . ..... u . aviiiiciioiTll, North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama and Arkansas within the national forest 1 reservation would also become a game ),and bird sanctuary under a resolution 5 presented by Senator Shields of Ten nessee. j Thomas J. Muncy has been confirm ed as United States district attorney tor the western district of Virginia. I A resolution calling for a sweeping enatorlal investigation of "pernicious lobbying" will be Introduced in the sen ate by Senator King of Utah. , v Proponents and opponents of world disarmament and of a sweeping re duction in American naval expenditures recently clashed in the senate and there ub a hlHoi nntit.n... . . wuuu.omj, wnicu was only suspended when the naval appro priations bill for the next fiscal year xauea iu pass. The Dutch government, replying to Secretary Hughes' recent note, enters A general denial that any discrimina tion has been practiced against Ameri can Interests In the development of the DJaJmbl oil fields, in Sumatra. Appeals described as a "test case" to decide whether, under the Sherman antitrust law, manufacturers may ex change Information regarding stocks of materials on hand, past prices, pro duction and other trade information, have been filed by Memphis, Tenn. column and lumber company, in a suit Further reduction !n lire stock Ioupi due to disease and exnomre during the past year is shown In a recent re port or tne department of agriculture. Vice President Green of the South ern railroad recently attended con ference of government experts, carriers and watermelon growers at Albany, u"' i"kes the statement that it was shown there that tho producers gin ic apiece for watermelons, the car ners 12c and the retailers the bal ance. The government announces its intention of "going ator the retailer." Before the Interstate commerce com mission at a recent meetlnir several United States senators grilled the pres ident of the Southern Pacific anen the anomalous transportation system existing all over the United States. The first 150 hales of American cot ton douated to the German children's fund by Americans has arrived at Ure men. The cotton wlH be converted Into clothes for children. Present federal taxation plans Call for an average contribution of approx- imately $40 from each of the 105,000, 000 people In the United States. The senate has passed the emergen cy tariff and anti dumping bill, retain lng all amendments recommended by the finance committee, but rejecting tnose individually proposed. a reduction from 7 to 6 12 In the rediscount rate on agricultural and commercial paper by the Minneapolis Reserve bank has been announced by tne roueral reserve board. xncle Joe" Cannon, record holder for service in congress, celebrated his S5th birthday on the 7th Instant by sucKing to the Job. Changes In tho commander-in-chief of the Atlantic and Pacific divisions of the United States navy are to be an nounced shortly by tho navy depart ment. Secretary of Commerce Hoover re- cently appeared before the house ap propriation committee and urged an appropriation of $000,000 for the exten sion of tho foreign trade activities of his department. The senate confirmed William M. Stewart ns director of the census and Francis M. Goodwin as assistant sec retary of the Interior. Tho special correspondent of tho Atlanta Constitution says that the Unit ed States foreign siatus is back where It was two years ago with the excep tion that President Harding is now creeping In at the back door of an International alliance that the Republi can party flnuntingly repudiated when President Wilson urged the nation to enter "with her war comrades" man fully through the front. Domestic Three automobile bandits recently robbed In Chicago the Commercial and Savings bank of $7,000 and escaped, The National ftotall Coal Merchants, In session recently at Richmond, Va., declared there would be no further drop In the price of coal. A terrific storm vlsked the Chester, S. C, section recently, dstroylng sev eral bales of cotton. There was an unusually heavy rainfall. J. F. Hawk, foreman In a Chatta nooga, Tenn., foundry, was shot dead recently by a negro whom he had Just discharged. Walter Bowers and his son are held by a Greenville, S. C, coroner's Jury as responsible for the death of Andy B. Wells, a farmer of Traveler's Rest, who died as a result of a heavy blow on the head with a heavy iron bar. Bread is two cents cheaper In New Haven. Conn., than It was a year ago, and Is expected to bucome still cheap er In the near future. The Alabama, Tennessee and North ern railroad has filed a petition with the Alabama railroad commission for permission to make a reduction of 16 23c in Its passenger rates. There seems no doubt that the request will be granted. His body wedged Into a very narrow well, rescuers worked for eight hours boforo they released Walter Troy, aged two, from his perilous position, In Dyersburg, Tenn. The child had fallen head first Into the well. Efforts to extricate him were futile. Finally a hole was dug three feet from the well and a tunnel cut through to the bottom. The child appeared little the worse for the accident. The Southern Baptist convention is in its sixty-nine annual session In Chattanooga, Tenn, Thousands of peo ple throng the streets of Chattanooga. Edward N. Mlttle, prominent Green ville banker and business man, convict ed of the slaying of J. H. Pattersun. near Rowesville, has been sentenced In the court of general sessions at Or angeburg, S. C, to serve nine yeurs at hard labor in the state penitentiary. No plans for the re-arrost of John J. McNamara, Los Angeles dynamit er, were known to prison officials when he left San Quentin, Cal prison at the expiration of his 15-year sentence. Mc Namara, who pleaded guilty to a charge or conspiiacy to blow up the Llewellyn Iron Workers, earned the muximum le gal reduction of sentence for conduct so that he actually served less than ten years. The National Advertisers' conven tion in session at Atlantic City, N, J., discussed the abuse of advertising by Individuals and advertising mediums. Directors of the Southern Railway company at their semi-annual meeting In New York took no action on the semi-annual dividend of 2 12 per cent on prefererd stock due at this time. No explanation was offered. International money markets, as represented by foreign exchange, were further stimulated by Germany's ac ceptance of the allied reparations ulti matum. A protest against passage of the bill creating a welfare department as a new governmental branch and a re quest for a hearing was wired the com mittee in session at Cincinnati, Ohio, by Samuel Gompers. Governor Morgan ofj West Virginia responded to the requjest of the offi cials of Mingo county! and asked the war department for feUeral troops to restore order in Mingo county. A state ment from the governor's office says that "the greater amoutitof the firing In the recent terror-day calme from the Kentucky side." i rail hk&-m2P i -t 1 E. Montgomery Heilly ot Kansas Uily, appointed governor of Porto Klco. li Train load of hoilies of Ameri can soldiers, exhumed from Sedan cemetery, saluted at Stenay by French regiment. 3 Police along New York's waterfront scattering pickets of strik ing marine workers. NEWS REVIEW OF CURRENT EVENT Germany, With a New Ministry, Accepts Allies' Ultimatum Unconditionally. FRANCE IS STILL SKEPTICAL Poles and German Civilians Fighting in Upper Silesia Senate Passes Emergency Tariff Bill House Insists on Small Army Slacker Lists Given Out By EDWARO W. PICKARD. Germany lias surrendered again. Un conditionally and completely, she has accepted the demands of the allies, su preme council, anil has promised to carry out the terms of the ultimatum without delay. There had been little doubt of tills result, but the trouble wus to find u cabinet that would ussume the respon sibility and perhaps odium of yielding to the Inevitable. After several lead ers hm declined the Job, Dr. Wlrth. minister of finance in the Fchrenlmeh cabinet and leader of the Centrist par ty, agreed to become chancellor and foreign minister, .selected the rest of the cabinet anil had It acquiesce In the demands of the allies. Then he went before the relchstug and said, among oilier things: "There Is no possibility for us other than ucccplnnce or rejection. The vic tors have decided. Acceptance means that we declare our readiness to bear in voluntary labor the heavy financial burdens demanded year by year. Re fusal would, however, mean surrend ering the basis of our entire Industrial activities, and, as a consequence, dis memberment of our economic body, al ready so greatly weakened, and the shackling of our entire Industrial life." Thereupon the relchstag, by the rath er small majority of 'S21 to 17"), voted to nccept the ultimatum. The German government's reply to the ultimatum was telegraphed lit once to Premier Lloyd George, who wired It to all the governments concerned. lie then an nounced it to the house of commons, which received the news with cheers. In France satisfaction over the sur render of Germany was lessened by the smnllness of the majority vote In the relchstag and the feeling that the Wlrth ministry cannot Inst long. The French are still skeptical of Berlin's good faith, and propose to maintain their forces on the Rhine at sufficient strength to occupy the Ruhr until It becomes evident that Germnny will carry out the terms of the ultimatum. Dr. Wlrth's reply commits the Ger mans absolutely to this course. Iu It he said: "The German government Is fully resolved, first, to carry out without re serve or condition Its obligations as de-' fined by the reparations commission. "Second, to accept and carry out without reserve or condition the guar antees in respect of those obligations prescribed by the reparations commis sion. "Third, to carry out without reserve or delay the measures of military, naval ami aerial disarmament notified to the German government by the al lied powers In their note of January 20, lPL'l. those overdue to be completed at once and the remulnder by the pre scribed date. "Fourth, to carry out without re serve or deluy the trial of war crim inals and to 'execute the other unful filled portions of the treaty referred to In the first paragraph of the note of the nllled governments of May 5." The chief stumbling block, hitherto, In the process of disarmament of Ger many has been the determination of Bavaria to maintain Its clvll-mllltary organization. It Is understood now the Bavarian authorities have prom ised that thnt body shall be disband ed immediately, though another report has It that Bnvarla Is to negotiate di rectly with France concerning civilian SEEKS SUPPORT OF NATIONS China Would Rous World's Popular Opinion to Opposition to Anglo Japaness Treaty. New York. China Is Becking the support of public opinion In the Uni ted States and the British dominions to prevent the renewal of the Anglo Japanese treaty, Bertram Lenox Simpson, adviser to the president of China and statistician to the Chinese government, declared In a statement guards, offering to place these under the control of French authorities. As for the repartitions, Germany can pay, and she will pay If she Is com pelled to pay. But If there Is liny way of wriggling out of paying, Ger many may lie depended on to try It. nly ill Informed sentimentalists now take any stock In the German walls of poverty and threatened bankruptcy; and mighty few people have auy fe iiinlnliig coiiliilence in German good faith. Before the end of May, It Is be lieved, the allied supreme council will meet ii ltd tn. either In Belgium or Italy, to discuss the modalities for securing the reparations payments and to take up the problems of Uper Silesia. At that session of tbe council the United Stati-s will be represented, probably by Ambassador Harvey, who has arrived in F.ugland with promises of the close co-njieratioii of this country In the task of readjusting the affairs of Europe so far us they affect America, at least. This Is In accord with the policy adopted hy President Harding, a policy which probably will not be changed by the attacks on It already being made by certain elements in the senate. The fight 111 that body was opened by I.u Follette of Wisconsin, who Introduced n resolution declaring It to be the sense of the senate that the United Stales should take no part In European affairs under the Versailles treaty, denouncing the pact and point ing out that It has been repudiated hy the senate and the American people. Ambassador Wallace In Paris last week resumed his place In the ambas sadors' council, which Is trying to set tle the Upper Silesia emhrogllo; and Roland Hoyden again took his old place on the repartitions commission, under Instructions from Washington. At tills writing the situation in Up per Silesia appears more serious than ever, despite reports of nu armistice and statements by Korfanly, leader of the Polish insurgents, that an agree ment with the allies had been reached. The Geunuon in me legion aim near by, forbidden by the French to make actual war on the Poles, are making full use of their armed civilian forces there and are reported to have defeat ed the Poles in the t'osel district, east of the Oder river. At Ratllior and Rosenberg, also, there was severe fighting. The Poles were using heavy artillery and other guns they had cap tured front the Italian plebiscite force, anil the Germans had batteries pro vided by the Italians for defensive use. It was fairly evident that the French were at least tacitly supporting the Poles, and there was reason to be lieve that If the British and Italians could restrain the German civilian forces a temporary truce could be ar ranged pending the settlement of the entire controversy by the supreme council or the League of Nations. The Poles feel they have been "double crossed" by the allies, about Teschen, about the Ukraine, about Danzig, and now about Upper Silesia; and their patience was exhausted. Those who are Informed concerning the treuttuent Poland has received are Inclined to sympathize with her In this Instance. Others look on her nction at this time ns another example of the Impetuous and unruly behavior that has been characteristic of Poland In the past. The allies are about to emphasize their aloofness from the struggle be tween the Greeks and the Turkish Na tionalists In Asia Minor. Dispatches from Constantinople say the allied high commissioners, generals and ad mirals there have decided to proclaim the neutrality of that city nnd of the Bosporus and the Dardanelles while the warfare between the Greeks nnd Turks continues. Greece will be nsked to remove her warships from territorial waters and will not longer be able to use the city ns a base. Her forces on the Brusn and Ismid fronts must be supplied by way of Rotlosto. The difficulty In understanding the situation In the Near East Is Illustrat ed by tbe news that the Russian soviet authorities, who were supposed to he supporting Kenial Pasha, leader of the Turkish Nationalists, have been plot ting against him with the object of establishing n soviet republic In An gora. The scheme was uncovered In time and many arrests of Holshevlkl were made. mnde public here. Mr, Simpson, who recently arrived from Canada, where he discussed the treaty question with Premier Melghen and other Cnnadl nn officials, said he hud been commis sioned by the Chinese government as Its official spokesmun In regard to the treaty. He was Instructed, he added, to use his discretion In seeking to cre ate public sentiment against the trea ty's renewal on the ground that it tended to give moral support to Japnn for "further encroachments on China." China has been confidentially in By a vote of 03 to 28 the senate last week passed the emergency tariff bill, Only one Republican Moses of New Hampshire stood fast with the oppo sition, and seven Democrats were found with the majority. The senate and house conferees at once begun their efforts to reach agreement, the only radical difference being over the antl-iluinping and currency revaluation sections, which were rewritten by the senate committee, which also made provision for continuing the war time restrictions on imports of dyest tiffs. The house passed the army appro priation bill, but it refused to recede from its ileteniiliiatlon to make the army small. The measure provides for an army of only 150,ixnl men, nnd nn amendment was adopted which author izes the secretary of war to discharge enlisted men upon their application until that limit lias been reached. It Is likely there will be a prolonged con test with the senate over the size of the army, mid possibly a veto by the President If the house wins. President Harding has fixed things so the administration can to a certain extent use its Judgment 111 appointing post masters. He has issued an order affecting about l.'i.iHH) postotlices of the first, second and third classes, author izing the selection of any one of the first three applicants on the eligible list ns determined by open competitive examinations. Under an order .of President Wilson the one at the head of the list had to be appointed. Presi dent Harding said the new arrange ment was made to permit business training and experience to be consid ered, ami so that the choice would not be based merely on "a cloistered, scholastic examination which might re sult In a high grade in theory, but not a guaranty of elliciency In fact." Publication of the slacker lists has been begun in various parts of the country, but some newspapers itlreudy have discontinued It because It was found the lists as supplied hy the war . ....c ,ittwii,t kiioi.v, in cluding the names of many men who served their country patriotically In the war. Such names, according to n ruling of the department, cannot be removed front the lists without the authorization of the department ut ter the injured persons have proved their cases at Washington. As for the most offensive of all the slackers, G. C. I'.ergdoll, the war de partment intends to keep after him un remittingly until It brings him back from Germany and punishes him. Such Is the statement of General March, chief of staff, to the house committee Investigating the escape of the draft dodger. The Inquiry, which has brought out many acrimonious ac cusations, seems to be narrowing down so that the blame for the escape of Bergdoll will be placed on Clarence Glhboney, one of the slacker's at torneys, since dead, und the two ser geants from whose custody Bergdoll got away. Another crisis drew near In the British coal strike last week. The transport workers decided that no for eign coal should be unloaded In the United Kingdom, promising aid In this to the miners and taking up the mat ter with the railway workers. The government was determined that the entry of foreign coal for vital pur poses should not be prevented, and began concentrating soldiers and sail ors in the ureas where trouble might be expected. Robert Williams, lead er of the transport workers, snld: "The embargo will be maintained even If disease results. The remedy Is to stop the Importation of coal." According to foreign correspondents, the British government has offered tbe Sinn Fein leaders n new peace proposition which the latter seem willing to accept. Ireland Is offered all the rights possessed by any self governing member of the empire, In cluding full fiscal autonomy and full control of Its Judiciary and police, and the annual tribute of 1,8,000,000 will be abandoned. Arrangements for defense by the army nnd navy are left open for discussion. A condition to the offer Is that both north and south Ireland must uccept It as a final set tlement and must work together as a united Ireland. formed, Mr. Simpson declared, that the phrase "regional understandings" In article 21 of the covenant of the League of Nations was selected by British and Japanese statesmen with the purpose of later contending that the Anglo-Japanese treaty was such a "regional understanding" with re spect to China. Mr. Simpson declared that China has sent a special delegate to Parts and Geneva to protest against the In clusion of such a clause In the revised covenant. PROPERTY LOSS FIRE UST MONTH EXCLUSIVE OF FOREST FIRES MILLION AND A QUARTER WENT UP IN SMOKE. LEAF Tl No Explanation Has Been Advanced by Department for Wide Preva lence of Fires During Month. Raleigh. Exclusive of forest fires, more than a million and a quarter dollars' worth of property wus destroyed by fire in North Carolina during the month of April, nearly doubling the losses for the preceding month and trebling the losses for April last year. Destruction of leaf tobacco by fire accounts for nearly half the losses reported to the Insurance department during the month. Appraised on the basis of prices a year ago, the month's fire losses would have gone well beyond the two mil lion mark, acordlng to Insurance Com missioner Stacy W. 'ade. Wilson and Rocky Mount both staged big warehouse fires that ran up the total from tobacco loHses, with a combina tion garage and warehouse fire in ! Henderson that accounted for nearly $2"0.f00 more. No explanation Is advanced by the department for the wide prevalence of fires during the past month. Tho tabulation shows that actual reported Iosscr for the month at J1.2S4.075 as against $71S.ono for March nnd $45, 000 for April of last year. Two rural school houses of the better class, two hotels, two churches and one hosiery mill are included In the lists. Twenty fires In the $10,iino class are noted. Money for North Carolinians. Interest amounting to more thnn SlfiO.OilO will be payable May 15 to holders of Liberty bonds of the second issue bought through North Carolina banks and trust companies. The to tal amount of bonds of this Issue sub scribed in this state was $28,025.910, there being over 56.162 subscriptions. The 4 per cent bonds of the first and second Liberty loans which were issued in temporary form have no coupons attached for Interest payable after December 15, 191!), for the first loan and November 15, 1919, for the second loan. Therefore, holders of these bonds are urged to present them to their local banks which will for ward them to the Federal Reserve Hank of Richmond for conversion into permanent four and one-quarter per cent bonds with coupons attached cov ering interst from the above dates to the maturity of the bonds. Amount Due Reserve District. In this Federal reserve district the interest payable May 15 on the second Liberty loan will be in excess of $4. 000.000, and a Treasury Department statement suggests that as much of this money as practiiable be reinvest ed in government savings securities. In the district, the reci, Is show, the total subscription to the .econd Lib erty loan was $201,212,500, here hav ing been -151.002 Individual pnbscrip tions. The per capita siili iption, that is, the average amount bought by every person In the district, was $22.03. Governor at Dress Parade. Governor Cameron Morrison re viewed the cadet corps of the North Carolina State College of Agriculture and Kngineering at a dress parade given in his honor on the drill grounds at the college. Following It, Gover nor Morrison made a brief speech to the students and assembled specta tors and later dined in the college mess ball. Address by Senitor Stanley. Washington (Special.) Senator Stanley, of Kentucky, one of the lead ing orators of the senate, has accept ed an invitation to address the North Carolina Bankers' association at Greensboro. He was Invited by W. A. Hunt, president, and T. A. Uzzell, sec retary. Municipalities Plan Action, Municipalities nf North Carolina will start at once through the courts In the hope of getting corrected the seaate error invalidating the munici pal finance act passed by the last general asivi!'y. This course was determined at a meeting of the executive cf the executive committee of the North Carolina Municipal asso'datlon after a sub-committee had learned from the supreme court that, a test case can be heard before adjournment of the spring term. Skeptical of Court Decision. There will be no further appeal to the governor to call an extra session of the legislature. One municipality In the association will pass an ordi nance carrying a levy In excess of the provisions of the old act. Some tax payer will then ask the court to enjoin the city from making the levy and the test case wil be brought to the higher court. Members of the association here were frankly skeptical of the higher court decision in view of the ruling of Attorney General Manning. Fayettevllle Federal Court. Washington (Special.) Representa tive Lyon Is trying to secure a fed eral court for Fayettevllle. This would prove convenient for Cumber land and the surrounding counties and a great fight is to be made for It. There is some danger that it would interfere with the court at Laurin burg Mr. Lyon has the support of many lawyers in the counties interested, Before going to congress with a bill Mr. Lyon will get an expression from the department Of justice. Watts Beselged by Applicants, Col. Alston D. Watts, the state' commissioner of revenue, found tim between visits from Job hunters to talk some about the tax policies of North Carolina for the future. The colonel talked as he signed ay great batch of letters, the most of1 them going to applicants for a berth in the administration. Between 400 and 500 actual applications have been received by the new commissioner for Jobs since he came to Raleigh and, took the oath of office. For every letter or personal applica tion, he hits received and is receiv ing. an average of 10 letters and tele grams of endorsement. Not since the state wus uroused over the Job he re ceived has there been such a Hood of personal communications into any of the departments, For Instance, ho has received :o ilale the applications of exactly 144 men who have been or are now employed in the revenue ser vice, in the main Tar Heels, who de sire either to re-assume, or to main tain their Jobs. Memories of "Flanders Field'" Memories of "Flanders Field" and of the other spots overseas made sa cred by the blood sacrifices of heroes will be freshened, and tribute to those who fell in the World War will be paid throughout the nation May 30 by the wearing of crimson poppies, ac cording to plans of the American Le gion and other organizations and In dividuals who cherish the associations) of the war. Flans are being made for distribu tion of poppies made of crimson silk, the handiwork of French widows and orphans in every city and town of the United States on that day, which had been established as World War me morial day. Some New Incorporations. Sleepy Mineral Springs, Inc., of Mebane, with $75,00 authorized capi tal and $25,000 subscribed. The Eagle Oil Company, Inc., of Mebane. with $50,000 authorized cap ital and $6,000 subscribed. Hinshaw-Mickle Company, of Winston-Salem, with $10,000 authorized capital and $5,000 subscribed. United Motors, Inc., of Raleigh, 116 Fast Morgan street, with $100,000 au thorized capital and $(1,000 subscribed hy C. L. Jenkins, Fred F. Drake and S. D. Alexander, all of Raleigh. Make Watts Party to Suit Colonel Watts expects to be made party to the suit started here by at torneys for Cabarrus county over the assessment against the Cannon mills, at Concord, and the Cabarrus mills at Kannapolls. This mutter is pending now on an application for a mandamus made before Judge George Connor. Since service, the office of revenue commissioner has taken over all mat ters affecting taxation and the records the Cabarrus attorneys want are in possession of Colonel Watts. Revenue Agent Resigns. Alfred W. Brown, special agent for the state of North Carolina, in the in heritance tax department, has for warded his resignation to Col. A. D. Watts, state revenue commissioner. Mr. Brown has been in the state tax service in various capacities since 191S and has been with the state tax commission for two years past. Mr. Brown was transferred to Colonel Watts' office recently, when he was put in charge of the revenue office of tbe state. John Skelton Williams to Speak. Washington (Special). Three ex aminations in North Carolina, at Elk Park, Lilesville and Star, for filling ot presidential postoffiee vacancies will bo hcIU by the civil service commis sion. Notice at the offices will be given when the date Is fixed. John Skelton Williams has accept ed an invitation extended by Senator Overman to speak at the A. and EL college commencement at Raleigh. Examinations for Nurses. The board of examiners of trained nurses of North Carolina will meet In Raleigh June 8, 9 and 10 and give ex aminations In the house of represen tatives to applicants for certificates of registration to nurse professionally in the state. Examinations will begin at 9 o'clock each morning and at 2 In the afternoon. Application blanks may he obtained from Effie E. Cain, secretary, Salisbury, N. C. Governor Meets Trustees. The board of trustees of the North Carolina College for Women In session here conferred with Governor Morri son relative to the distribution of the $875,000 building fund authorized by the last session of the General As sembly for the use of the Normal. Following the preliminary session, the trustees met with Governor Mop rison and named a building commis sion to have complete charge of the plans and contracts for the construc tion of the new buildings which will greatly enlarge the present plant. Agricultural Department Home. North Carolina Is going to build its handsome home for the agricultural department on the site now occupied by the commissioner and his staff. Director B. W. Kilgore said In a re cent Interview. Three hundred and twenty-five thou sand dollars is available for Imme diate building, If the treasurer can float state bonds, and if more Is need ed the department contemplates relief from the special session which may be called, or from the regular session In 1923. Norfolk Southern President G. R. Loyall, formerly division su perintendent of the Knoxvllle division of the Southern railway and more lately assistant to the vice-president of that corporation, will become presi dent of the Norfolk Southern railroad, succeeding Joseph H. Young, who re signed recently to return to the west, where he assumes control ot the Den ver and Rio Grande. . Under the new management plani evolved some months ago to greatly ': mprove the Raleigh-Charlotte od of the road will be carried forward; t .A .',). 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