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ROANOKE RAPIDS HERALD, ROANOKE RAPIDS, N. C.
1 1 Body of Colonel Ualbralth, commander of American Legion, lying In state In Music hall, Cincinnati. 2 Garden party given by President and Mrs. Harding for wounded service men from hospitals near Washington. 8 Bust of Senor Don Nicolas y Munlz, for twenty years editor of the Dlarlo de la Marina of Havana and dean of Spanish-American newspaper men, unveiled In the Spanish-American museum, New York. NEWS REVIEW OF CURRENT EVENTS Conditions in Upper Silesia and Turkey Discouraging to the Peace Makers. GREEKS READY FOR DRIVE Franc and Germany Negotiating for an Economic Entente United States and Japan Approaching Friendly Settlement of All Their Dispute. By EC-WARD W. PICKARO. rremler Lloyd George, talking to the Welsh Presbyterian general ns- Hcnibl)', admits thnt he Is disappointed because, despite the f urination of the League of Nat Ions, some of the peo ples of the world Insist on fighting, and because the spirit of national hatred, greed and pride Is as doml nnnt as ever, notwithstanding the les sens of the Inte war. He snys he Is still all for the Jeague, but fears that, unless public opinion In oil civilized nations Is better Instructed, the league will become a breeding ground of In triples and feuds which might lend to the greatest conflict yet witnessed, Some small nntlons that have been liberated, snys the prime minister, seem to have been rendered fiercer by being chained so long, and they ap parently do not fear the Interference of the league nor have they any re spect for Its decisions. In this Lloyd Oeorge undoubtedly was alluding to the 1'oles, and the situation In Upper 81 lesia Justifies his feeling. The Ger man defense forces there decline to let go of the ground they hold and reject the plan for a neutral zone unless It be created Id territory which the Poles control. The Insurgent Poles, thongh they have been retiring before the ad' vanre ot the British troops, are said to be .leaving a well armed force of civilians In their wake. Great Britain Is blaming France for "continued fall ure to co-operate" In the restoration of order In Silesia. It Is admitted In London that the work of clearing up the plebiscite zone Is at a standstill, and Berlin learns that the Interallied commission at Oppeln has decided to cease nil military operations until the German defense organizations with draw from the territory east of the Oder, which they recently occupied Is It any wonder the usually optl mlstlc Lloyd George feeU rather des pondent? Moving further east on the world map, one finds equally unpleasant con ditions and prospects, both on the Hussion border and In Turkey. With the coming of summer soviet Russia has regained Its cockiness. In the councils of the leaders, It Is reported, Lenin and others who were Inclined to relative conservatism were out voted and Trotzky and his fellow radl. cnls were given their way. If dis patches from that part of the world are to be believed, their way will lead to another great attempt to Invade and sovletlze the countries on Rus sia's western borders, and already huge armies are being massed for the enterprise. These troops are well drilled, often by former German offi cers, and have amitle supplies of arms, ammunition and food. Their morale Is said to be fair, owing to the care given them and their families by the government In what used to be the Turkish em pire, both the Turkish nationalists and the Bolshevists are so active that the allies are becoming alarmed. Tills Is evidenced by the change of their atti tude toward the warfare which the Greeks are carrying on against the Turks. King Constantlne, who was being left to do the best he could alone, now la receiving some encour agement and Indirect aid. The Brit ish, for instance, have taken over the Ismld defenses, thus releasing a con siderable body of Greek troops to take pnrt In the new offensive which will be launched by the Greeks before long." Also the allies have given the COMMUNISM IN THE SCHOOLS Russian "Reds" Educate the Children In the Principles Advocated by Lenin and Trotzky, f) Riga. Mst of the younger genera tion of Russians are Bolshevlkl, says t'apt. Merlin C. Cooper of Jackson ville, Pla., v. ho was captured by Rus sians while serving In the Polish army and recently escaped from a Moscow urUou. He attributes this to ti e Bol- . , , ) .... V . ,. A : .vlL Greeks permission to operate their Brusa front from GoJllpoll and to blockade the whole of Asia Minor on the Black sen as far east ns Datum. The latter measure has been adopted because of the expectation that the Russians will try to send troops and supplies to the Turks by water. The Bolshevik! have considerable naval forces on the Blark -sen, and a naval conflict Is not unlikely. The British have notified the Turk ish nationalists that If they attempt to capture Constantinople Great Brit ain will declare war on them. In the Caucasus region General Bu denny and some of his hard-flghtlng cavalry units are advancing to the as sistance of the Turks, passing through Armenia. King Constantlne himself has been In Smyrna and made prepa rations to go Into the battle zone. Kemal Pasha must defeat the Greeks again In order to retain his leadership of the nationalists, accord ine to stories from Turkey. Enver Pnsha is his rival and If he con sup plant Kemal he will be given full sup port by the Russian Bolshevists, since he hits promised to set up a soviet state In Turkey, a thing which Kemal has refused to do. Over In Siberia matters are still rather confused. The antl-Bolshevlsts retuln control of Vladivostok, and the sovlpt Russians are threatening Ja pan because, they assert, the Japanese troops disarmed the Bolshevists In the city. This Japan explains by assert' Ing that both parties were disarmed because ' the Japanese commander would tolerate no fighting In the zone of occupation. The Far East republic of Siberia, with headquarters at Chita, has decided to adhere to the soviet government of Russia. So much for the warlike aspects. Now for the other side. Two nations thnt have been deadly enemies, and two that many have feared might be come such, are moving toward a friendly adjustment of their differ ences. The -first case is that of Frunce and Germany, and though It may be too much to expect that they soon will love each other, at least it appears they are likely soon to resume amicable business relations. This Is the result of a conference nt Wets- bnden between M. Loucheur, French minister of liberated regions, and Dr. Walter Rathenau, -German minister of reconstruction. Both these men are exceedingly wealthy Industrial mag nates and they debated for three days over an economic entente between their countries. They finally reached an agreement, for submission to their respective governments, the main points of which are that Germany un dertakes, and France permits, the re building of the destroyed areas In France; and that France undertakes to provide the German Industrial sys tem with adequate supplies of Iron from the Briey basin now occupied by French troops. Nearly nine-tenths of the 'Iron de posits of the old German empire are In the Brley basin, and the Germans expect, if they can get the ore from there; thnt their now Idle factories In the Ruhr and elsewhere will be re opened and that they will soon be able to fill the markets of the world with goods of German make offered at low prices. This of course would be most painful to British trnde, and It is said the prospect of a rapproche ment between France and Germany on the terras stated is viewed with alarm In Great Britain. Diplomatic settlement of the vari ous questions pending between the United States and Japan, without the necessity of submitting any of them to the council of the League of Na tions or any other international body, Is near at hand, according to Wash ington dispatches. Secretary of State Hughes and Ambassador Shldehara have been negotiating to this end. treating the disputes as an Integral problem. If an agreement la reached, It Is understood, the cable privileges on Yap will be Internationalized, though Japan may still control the Island under her mandate. The basis for settlement of the Immigration Is sue probably will be that of strict exclusion of the Japanese la boring class and adequate protection for Japanese property rights already acquired In the United States. It Is believed Jnpan will promise to get out shevlk educational system, under which communism Is taught in the schools. "The schools are all Red," he said, "and the educational program pre scribes that the first thing to be de veloped In the mind of the child Is the 'revolutionary conscience" In prison I saw several times children visit their parents, the latter being antl-Boishe-vlk. The children were 'Reds' and accepted their parents' Imprisonment philosophically, wondering how they could go against the tenets they had of the province of Shantung, China, as soon as practicable. What her atti tude may be concerning Siherln and the northern half of Saghallen Is not yet known. The British Imperial conference, which Is In session In London this week, planned to take up almost the first thing the matter of renewing the Anglo-Japanese treaty. Prime Min isters Smuts of South Africa, Hughes of Australia and Massey of New Zea land all have declared publicly that the pact must not be renewed unless It Is agreeable to the United States. Premier Melghan of Canada, If he Is In accord with public opinion In the Do minion, will oppose any renewal of the trenty. It Is believed In London diplomatic circles that the question may be finally solved by tho forma tion of a Pacific triple entente Grent Britain, the United States and Japan. The house of representatives, as was expected, adopted the Porter resolution declaring wnr with Ger many and Austria terminated. The vote wns 305 to 01, 49 Democrats Join ing the Republicans on the final roll coll. The senate absolutely refused to accept this substitute for the Knox resolution, and the prospects were ex cellent for a long deadlock In confer ence. It may well be that such a de lay would quite suit tho plans of the administration, but President Harding Is Inking no pnrt in the dispute. The objection of the house to the senate resolution Is "that to repeal the decla ration of war might be taken to mean that congress repudiated the action of the government In entering the war. The senators take the position thnt the constitutionality of the Porter resolution may be questioned and that this might open the way to ceaseless litigation. They assert that the power of congress to assume the functions of a treaty-making body and declare the war at an end may be open to at tack In the courts. Despite charges that the house hill for regulation of the pncklng Industry was drafted by attorneys for the pack ers, the senate, by a vote of 37 to 34, substituted that measure for the more drastic bill recommended by the sen ate committee on agriculture. The house bill vests the secretary of agri culture with authority to administer the measure, while the senate bill creates under the department of ag riculture a federal live stock commis sioner, appointed by the president and subject to confirmation by the sen ate, to regulate the packers. Of more than local Interest and Im portance was the arrest In Chicago of "Big Tim" Murphy, powerful lubor leader, and some of his proteges, for Implication In a number of big postnl robberies there and elsewhere. Con fessions of some of the minor figures In the band were followed by recov ery of part of the loot. The postal authorities and Department of Justice officers believe the gang which Mur phy Is accused of directing commit ted the million-dollar robbery In To ledo last February as well as those In Pullman and at the Polk street station In Chicago. Roy A. Haynes, the new "mop" In other words, national prohibition com missioner Is now In office. Though he Is rotund and genial to the point of Jollity, he declares he will enforce the dry law to the full extent of his power, and he appeals to all good Americans to help him. He has not yet made up his mind concerning the dispensing of real beer for medicinal purposes. The death roll of the week Includes the name of William E. Mason of Chi cago, congresstnnn-at-lnrge for Illinois. He had been prominent In political life for many years, and his personal friends were numerous, though he alienated many by his course Just be fore our entry Into the war and by his bitter attacks on the draft. The American Legion elected MuJ. John G. Emery of Michigan Its na tional commander to succeed the inte Colonel Galbralth. Like his predeces sor, he has an excellent war record. He saw much of the fighting in which the American troops participated and was wounded during the Meuse-Ar- gonne drive. been taught to absorb In the class room." Vying with this system of educating the children, said Captain Cooper, Is I he wonderful propaganda system. "Their communist lecturers work even In the prisons, trying to convert the prisoners," be continued. "They even tried It on me. There were lec- Inres or classes held very frequently, f a man said he was converted and rould convince the prison committee lot thnt fact, he generally was re- iew" REPORT PREPARED SOIL SURVEY SENATOR SIMMONS HAS ASKED FOR WEATHER STATION AT WINSTON-SALEM. GARRETT TO VISIT GfiSTU Glenn Young, Well Known U. S. Deputy Marshal, was Tried for Murder in Illinois, Acquited. , Raleigh. Washington, (Special). Senator Overman has been advised by the de partment of agriculture that a report of the soil survey of Hoke and Vance counties has been completed and that 500 copies has been allottel to him for each of the counties. Any one desiring a copy of this re port may secure same upon applica tion to Senator Overman. ' Senator Simmons announced that he, too had copies ot the Hoke county survey. Representative Finis Garrett has ac cepted an Invitation from Representa tive Bulwlnkle to attend a dinner of tlie chamber of commerce, Gastonla, on the 28th. Mr. Garrett Is one ot the ablest men of the house, and Is a good speaker. Senator Simmons has asked the weather bureau, department of agri culture, to establish a weather station in Winston-Salem of the same char acter as that given to the larger cities of the United States. Glenn Young, who Is well known In North Carolina for his official esca pades after moonshiners and deser ters was recently tried for murder In Illinois and acquitted. Valuation Cuts Ratified. The state board of equalization In session here ratified the horizontal re ductions made by counties In May, and as heretofore indicated in this correspondence, practically shot re valuation of 1919 all to pieces. There was no one here to protest to the cuts made by the counties and the only contest before the board was the appeal of the Roper Lumber company on Hyde county valuations. State Backward In B, and L. North Carolina with a population of 2.500,000 people has but 54,000 mem bers enrolled In the building and loan association of the state, while Louis ana, a much smaller state, has 84.000 members enrolled In building and loan association. This was ascribed by Herlot Clark son of Charlotte, in an address at Elizabeth City, before the State Build ing and Loan league, to the fact that Loulsana has exempted building and loan associations from taxation while North Carolina has not. Another Real Highway. A real highway from Piedmont through Fayettevllle and Clinton to Wilmington, is assured. Commission er John E. Cameron, of Klnston, has consented to allot at least 1100,000 out of this year's funds for the construc tion of the link of IS miles from Six Runs to the Pender line, while Com missioner McGlrt has already arrang ed for the construction of the bridge across the Pender county streams and across South River this year, at an estimated cost ot $125,000. License Is Cancelled. Just before leaving for Elizabeth City to address the Building and Loan convention, Insurance Commissioner Stacey W. Wade issued a ruling from his department suspending the li cense of F. M. Harper, district agent of the Providence Life and Trust com pany, and censuring Paul W. Schneck, State agent for the same company. Demand for Extra Session. Fifty or more representatives of ci ties and towns ot North Carolina un animously adopted a resolution ask ing the Governor to call a special ses sion of the legislature to correct an er ror In the municipal finance act and to put the cities in condition to pre vent embarrassment Treasurer Facing Refund. Refund of more than a quarter of a million dollars representing taxes col lected from automobile dealers In North Carolina is staring State Treas urer Lacy In the face as the result of the United State imprcme court de cision Invalidating section 72 ot the machinery act. Until the attorney general ruled, Mr. Lacy was under the Impression that the state would not be called up on to make any refunds, but on the other hand would remove the discrim inatory features. To Advertise Sale of Bonds. The council of state authorized Treasurer Lacy to advertise for sale $8-372,500 ot Ave per cent North Caro. Ulna bonds and to borrow, as needed by the institutions, $659,075 for Im provements and to pay a judgement against the state held by the Mangum Carpenter company, of Durham. Five millions the treasurer will of fer for sale, upon which bids will be opened on July 15, will be for road work and the remaining three millions will be for buildings. Offers to Handle Tobacco. The Tobacco Growers, association has recently received an offer from one of the largest firms In the busi ness of rehandllng and drying tobac co, to handle a la rye part of the as sociation business. This firm Is lo cated In the heart ot the tobacco ter ritory and promises to handle tobacco for the association as cheap. or cheap er than any other organization. This shows, according to Dr. J.R. Joyner, that this co-operative movement is be ing recognized as a business proposition. Appropriations for Loans. Superintendent of Public Instruc tion Brooks promulgated rules by which counties may make appropria tion at once for loans from the five million dollar building fund authoriz ed by the last general assembly, The counties are at liberty to be gin their building program this sum mer with the assurance that the loan will be available on January, 1, 1922, provided the bonds authorized can be sold in the meantime. "If the bond market In December la not such that the entire amount is made available and the counties desiring to secure loans will secure purchasers for the sums needed," Dr. Brooks says, "this amount will be loaned to the counties on a pro rata basis. Each county will be entitled to borrow the same per cent of the special building fund that the school population of the county bears to the school population of the state." State Summer School Begins. Since the close of the spring term at State college on May 31, workmen have been busy preparing the dormi tories, and buildings for the reception of the great throng of teachers expect ed to sweep down upon Raleigh for the opening of the summer session. Each dormitory has been thoroughly cleaned and renovated and In a num ber of cases newly painted. The number of teachers registered Is the largest In the history of the summer srhool. Upham Is New Chief Engineer. Charles Uuham, at present state, highway engineer In Maryland, has notified Chairman Frank Page, of the state highway commission, that he would accept the job as chief engineer for North Carolina and report for duty in a few days. Mr. Upham comes to North Caro lina with handsome endorsements and a fine record of work done In Mary land and Delaware. He Is compara tively a young man and has for some time been recognized by the federal authorities as one of the biggest road builders In the union. In accepting tl-e North Carolina place, he wrote Mr. Page that he did It In part because of the progressive program of road building mapped out in this state. Examinations for Nurses. Sixty-five white women and fine ne groes were this week taking examina tion before the state board for regis tration as nurses In North Carolina. Members of the state1 board here are Miss Lois A. Toomer, Wilmington, president; Miss Mary P. Laxton, Bal timore: Mr. James M. Parrott, Kln ston: Dr. C. F. Strosnider, (inldesboro and Miss Effie E. Cain, Salisbury, secretary-treasurer. Bell Petition is Denied. The corporation commission denied the petiton of the Southern Bell Telfr phone company for a re-opening and re-hearing of their petition for an In crease in rates. This order was. in line with the general expectation of those who followed the long hearing earlier In the year when the commis sion gave the company every opportu nity to put Its evidence In the case. Meeting of Press Association. Morehead City gets the annual meet' lng of the North Carolina Press asso ciation, and the executive committee In session here fixed August 17, 18 and 19 as the dates. Veterinary Board to Meet. The North Carolina veterinary ex amining board will meet at Wrights- ville Beach June the 28th, In the Oce anic hotel. The board will be called to order at 9 a. m. The state veterin ary association will meet at the above place June the 29th and 30th. Baptist Mountain Assembly. The third annual session of the Bap tist Mountain Assmbly will be held at Mars Hill July 27 to August 5. This Is a summer training school for Chris tian workers and is held under the auspices ot the Baptist State conven tion. Transferred to Washington. Col. Wallace B. Scales who has been Inspector of cavalry units, North Car olina national guard, has been reliev ed of duty at Asheville and assigned to duty at the general staff college in Washington. Would Help Melon Growers. Washington, (Special). Senator Overman took up with the Interstate commerce commission the question of lower rates for watermelons from eastern points in North Carolina to the north and east. From Dunn, Maxton, Lumberton, Fayettevllle and other lo calities he has had requests to see what could be done. It Is understood here that great quantities of excellent cantaloupes and watermelons are being produced In Robsaon and counties thereabout! in that section. Belt Company Wants Rehearing. While the mayor and many leading residents ot Wrightsvllle Beach and some in Wilmington, were protesting loudly against the discontinuance ot tree telephone service between these points, attorneys for the Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph com pany were filing with the corporation commission a petition for a rehearing because they assert the order issued Is inadequate to the revenue demands ot the company on Its investment in North Carolina. For Co-Operative Marketing. Onslow and Jones counties are out to break records in the sign up for co-operative marketing of cotton and tobacco, according to reports reaching the headquarters office of the co-operative associations in Raleigh. Meetings that overflowed the court house were held at both Jacksonville and Trenton where growers and busi ness men heard Dr. B. W. Kllgore, of Raleigh, explain the meaning of the co-operative movement that is receiv ing the united support ot all progres sive farmer and business men. IMPORTANT NEWS THE WORLD OVER IMPORTANT HAPPENING8 OF THIS AND OTHER NATION8 FOR SEVEN DAYS GIVEN ME NEWS ITtHE SOUTH What Is Taking Place in The South, land WHI Be Found In ' Brief Paragraphs Foreign Belfast, Ireland, recently experienced another night of terror, as rioting broke out In the streets between Ul stermen and Sinn Felners. Streets were barricaded with breastworks of sandbags behind which luy men wait ing to fire on their enemies and snip ing went on In various parts of the city from windows and housetops. Rear Admiral William S. Sims was recently received by the prince of Wales at St. Jaun palace, London. Adoption of uniform classification of cotton for the world was recently urged before the world's cotton conference in London by W. R. Meadows, a mem ber of the delegation representing the United States, who has charge of the cotton division of the American ag ricultural department. The United States government has been reminded through diplomatic channels that the league ot nations has received no answer to its invita tion to the United States to send a representative to discuss mandates. Both the class A and class B mandates are on the agenda for the meeting of the council of the league to be held in Geneva June 17. Winston Churchill, before the Brit ish house of commons, recently, an nounced that It is the intention ot the present administration to give Meso potamia not only home rule but self rule. En route to Birstol from Cardiff re cently the prince of Wales was sur rounded by hundreds of girls, all of whom demanded the right to Bhake his hand. Now he is congratulating him self that he escaped with his life. Dr. Victor Panchte, eminent Paris surgeon, described, in a talk recently made in London, how a woman had lived forty-two years without a stom ache. She was suferlng from severe gastric ulcer. The whole stomach was removed and the tube leading from the gullet was sewn directly to the duode nal canal, thus conveying food direct to the intestines. Propaganda is being Issued from London that a corner in the world's flax supply, the murder ot English men In Russia for each Sinn Feiner executed and the smuggling ot 50,000 rifles from Russia into Ireland, are features of an alleged treaty which London newspaper men say has been entered into between the Russian So viet and Irish "Republican" govern ments. Washington Pensacola, Fla., leads all other cit ies in deposits In the United States postal savings system on May 31, and Miami, Fla., had a larger gain during May than any Southern city and had the third largest gain among the 135 postal savings depositories. The case of Henry Ford vs. Sena tor Newberry before the United States senate, it is taken, is nearing the end, because the committee has declined to receive any further evidence. The Scott bill lengthening the navi gatlon season on the Great Lakes and permitting use of two Instead of three crews on vessels making short trips passed In the senate recently. Conferees on the army approprltlon bill have reached a deadlock on the size ot next year's army and have de cided to report the disagreement to the house and senate with request tor fur ther instructions. Contractors who preyed on the gov ernment in wartime and gathered ex tortionate profits are to be forced to disgorge if the evidence ot charges of graft and stealing can be secured by the attorney general. It Is announced that there will be no favoritism, and contractors for cantonments who paid boys, it Is alleged, as high as $5 a day in order to pad the payrolls, may find themselves In the "middle of a bad mess." MaJ. Gen. Menoher, chief of the army air service and Brig. Gen. Mitch ell, assistant chief, have been advised by Secretary Weeks that their finan cial connection with the company pub lishing the "U. S. Air Service," a mag azine, are not, in view ot their offi cial position, deemed to be to the best interests of the army. Eastern financiers would join with western banks in providing, loans to cattle raisers under the plan being worked out by the treasury tor fur nishing needed credit relief without governmental participation In the situa tion. Dr. Sun Yat Sen, president ot the southern Chinese republic, has ad dressed a personal appeal to Presi dent Harding asking for recognition of his government by the United States. Cutting down of Southern represen tation in congress and reapportionment of congressional representation based on the 1920 census was recently dis cussed at a house Republican confer ence, but no decision has been an nounced. Representative W. E. Mason of Illi nois died ot heart trouble recently. He was 71 years old. Another attempt on the part ot the senate agriculture committee to sub stitute its packer control bill tor the measure passed by the house la ex pected at an early date. Conference between the senate and houBe on the naval appropriation bills ended in a deadlock and the $494,000 000 bill with the Borah disarmament conference amentment oges back to the house tor action. " Exports ot grain and flour fell off heavily during May as compared with the sitae month last yetir, while cot ton rose sharply, , The United States shipping board announces that thfl wapa amla hntwnnn the shipping board and the marine en gineers' association has been accepted. Direct negotiations have been be gun between the United States and Ja pan for the bttitlement of the ques- ,, Hons pending between them. These In clude the Island of Yap, the immigra tion question and the return ot Shan- . tung to China by Jupan. After an all day conference between the shipping board and representatives of the American Steamship Owners' association, at which the latter were said to have urged the board to refuse to enter into an agreement with the marjne engineers for ending the ma rine strike, unnounceemnt was made by the board that tne agreement win be made public soon. President Harding's cabinet Is said to have gone on record as being in fa vor of prosecuting "war crooks." Prof iteers who milked tho government had better "get out from under" If reports being talked In official circles are au thentic. Efforts to rush the soldier bonus bill Into the senate and get It up tor action failed when members of the sen ate finance committee refused to agree to quick action. Chairman Lasker ot the United States shipping board Is ready to sign an agreement framed by representa tives of the marine engineers and Sec retary ot Labor Davis. Peace with Germany has been brought one step nearer. The house recently adopted the resolution of Rep resenative Porter, chairman of the committee on foreign relations. The Porter resolution, which declares sim ply that peace exists, was substituted by the house for the Knox senate res olution, which the senate had passed. The Knox resolution repealed the dec laration of war." Delegations of the two chambers will now confer in an attempt to compromise the differences in the measures. The marine strike has proved utter ly ineffectual so far as tying up Ameri can shipping Is concerned, Herbert Hoover, secretary of commerce, ob serves. Bankers of the live stock growing states have been invited to attend a meeting In Chicago to be held In the near future to consider means for fi nancing the live stock industry through the season of depression. Secretary of the Terasury Mellon announces. Rear Admiral Sims' leave of absence In England has been revoked by Sec retary of the Navy Denby. Because the cantaloupe crop in Cali fornia Is ready to move, th interstate commerce commission has ordered a reduction in melon freight rates, effect ive at once. Apples are not affected. Domestic 'i After forty-five minutes deliberation the jury in the case of Carey E. Jones charged with the murder of Mrs. J. S. Mosley, at Hattiesburg, Miss., returned a verdict of guilty, and the judge sen tenced him to be hanged July 18. Cross-examination of the general manager ot the Mississippi Inspection and Advisory Rating company was the feature at the haring of the three and one-half billion dollar anti-trust suit of State Revenue Agent Sotkes V. Rob erston against the 139 insurance com panies doing business in Mississippi. In the accident which occurred at Perth Amboy the collision of a fire truck with a railway train nine are dead. The sheriff and a force of deputies at Mobile, Ala., seized from the tnaker San Cristobal, in port at that city, 30 cases of Imported liquors. Four persons were burned to death at Myersdale, Pa., when fire destroy ed the home ot John Resh, a coal min er. The cause of the tire has not been determined. Hamilton Holt, magazine editor who headed the delegation of pro-league Re publicans that called on former Pres ident Wilson during the last presi dential campaign, has made public a letter written to President Harding In which be asks the president to ex plain to the American people the terms of the Harding association proposed to supplant the Wilson league ot na tions. Because Henri Marcot, Georges Car. pentier's sparring partner, can cook such delicious bread pudding, hereaf ter he will be Carpentler's chef only. The Savannah board ot trade presi dent has named a committee ot twen ty to the Savannah city council to ask that body to repeal an old city ordi nance requiring that seamen sleep ashore during the months from April. 1 to September 1. Seven firemen were killed and nine others injured recently when a fire truck crashed into the tender ot an ex press train at Perth Amboy, N. J. The New York federal reserve bank has announced reduced rediscount rates on commercial paper from 6 12 to 6 Near the body of Otto Smitherman, his head almost severed by the slashes of a razor, swung the corpse of Earl Williams hanging from the limb ot a tree. The duel tragedy was discov ered about three miles south of Ring gold Ga. Jealousy, aroused by the at tentions ot a young woman to Smith erman is the alleged cause. Mrs. Eva Katharine Kaber and her daughter, Marian McArdle, Indicted tor the murder ot Daniel Kaber, In Cleveland, Ohio, will battle to the last ditch for their lives. Directors ot the Louisville and Nash ville railroad company recently voted to recommend to the stockholders that -the stock of the company be increased from $72,000,000 to $125,000,000. Four persona were kiled, thlrty-fouo Injured, eight seriously, when Chicago and Northwestern train No. 606 from Lander, Wyo., to Omaha, Neb., waa wrecked near Whitney, Neb. The American Federation ot Labort In annual session at Denver, Colo., re affirmed its opposition to the announc ed principles ot the International fed eration of trades unions. Charles J. Zalenka and Felix J. Bir blglia, the two youths hanged for the murder of Mrs. Bertha Neason, In Now Orleans, spent their last night with relatives, whose efforts to have the . governor pardon them were futiL: George R- Loyally former director of operation of the Southern railway system, has been elected president ot th Nnrfnlk Southern railway. . . f