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REGARDLESS OF THE JURIES DECISION IN REVENUE:: CASES A "SHOPPING LIST" OF THE GAROLINAS DISOWNED BY HEAD OF KIM Members of Imperial Council, Headed by Imperial Wizard Simmons, Are Considering Resignation. "Beseball la Entirely , Competent to Protect Itself Against Crooks, Inside and Outside the Game." Federal Judge Boyd Makes, Permanent the Temporary Injunction Issued Against Collector Bailey.- IN ANYE BELLUM 01115 WILL BE RECALLED SUPREME COUNCIL SHAGS STRUCK IN IDCOIISICTI NOW SESSION FORTHCOMING PAMPHLET 13 A CONTRIBUTION TO MADE-IN-r .CAROLINAS EXPOSITION. FIRST EDITION TO BE 30,000 In the New Publication the Manufac turers Will be Classified Accord ing to Their Product. Charlotte, N. C. Announcement was made of the publication of a "shopping list" which will contain the names and addresses of every manu facturer In toe Carollnas and a de scription of their products. This pub lication Is designed as a contribution to the forthcoming Made-ln-Carollnas Imposition and to be the buyt-home movement of which it Is a part. The first edition of the list wll lbe of 30.000 copies, which will be dis tributed among the jobbers and retail merchants of the two states, through chambers of commerce, women's clubs and similar organizations, as well as the exposition. In the now publication manufac turers wlllfe classified according to their produces and preceding each classification will be a brief, concise description and resume of the partic ular industry to whlcn the classifica tion belongs. The new publication Is to be print id and distributed by the Observer Printing House of Charlotte, which will distribute it without cost to the manufacturers or merchants. It is an ticipated that the "shopping list" will be published annually hereafter, a re vised edtlon being prepared each year. Dreadful Accident at Sea. Eureka, Calif. Twelve bodies have been brought here out of a list of thirty-six passengers and twelve of the crew missing in the wreck of the coastwise steamer Alaska, which struck a rock in Blunt's reef, forty miles south of here, and sank. To Release Irish Prisoners. Dublin. In pursuance with Its new Irish policy of conciliation, British of ficials announced the imprisoned mem bers of Dail Erin, the Sinn Fein par liament would be released to enable them to attend the important session which opens on August 16. Growing Long Staple Cotton. Washington. Egyptian long staple cotton is being grown In the Colorado, or Grande River valleys of California and Arizona. It is a new industry In this region that has been made wonderfully fer tile through Irrigation. Denby Supports Dye Embargo. Washington. Secretarys Weeks and Denby have come out In support of an embargo on dyes and chemicals and have urged restoration to the Fordney tariff bill of the embargo provision, stricken out by the house. Forest Fire is Raging. Bangor, Maine. A forest fire rac ing through valuable timber land on a 12-mlle front, threatens the village of Howland, together with the $1,000, 000 plant of the Advance Guard Pulp Mills company. Petrograd Is Said to Have Fallen. Berlin. A news service report here, not confirmed from any other source, declared that antl-Bolshevlks had driv en the Soviets from Petrograd and now hold the city. The Greatest Fortune on Earth. New York. John D. Rockefeller's wealth is estimated at $2,400,000,000 by Henry H. Klein, whose book, "Dy nastic America and Those Who Con trol It," was made public here. Cuba Stops Liquor Running. Havana. Cuba clamped the lid on liquor smuggling to the United States when orders were issued to search all vessels leaving port and confiscate liquor unless properly cleared. Must Pay Inheritance Tax. New York. Judge Hand, in federal court, ordered Reginald C. Vanderbllt to pay $30,000 tax on a $500,000 be quest left by Alfred O. Vanderbllt, drowned on the Lusitanla. Photographs Sent by Wireless. Annapolis, Md. Transmission of photographs and written documents in facsimllle across the ocean by wire less has been accomplished. Two successful tests of this epoch-making invention have been made within the last three days. Babe Ruth Fallu Behind. New York. Babe Ruth fell behind his 1920 home run record tor the first time this season when be failed to get a circuit drive in the game be tween New York and Detroit Chinese Film Company Formed. Los Angeles, Cel. A Chinese film company, financed by a Chinese mer chant here, and having a business and active staff composed exclusively of Chinese, with a Chinese leading wo man .ha joined the ranks of the pro ducing concerns here. Lenine Would Go to Scotland. Copenhagen. Nikolai Lenine, Rus sian bolshevik premier, plans, subject to British permission, to leave aoon for Scotland for a holiday, says a spe cial dispatch from Herat' To Erect Beehoven Monument. Mexico City. The German colony ef Mexico has announced that it will unveil a monument to Beehoven. as one of the features of the Centennial celebration here next September. Two leading German aculptors have bei engaged tor the work. Atlanta, Oa Member of the Im perial council of the Ku Klux Klan, headed by William J. Simmons, Im perial wizard, were In executive ses sion here, said to be considering the resignation of Major Bruce Craven, grand dragon of Nortn Carolina, and the latter's renorted action In order ing the disbanding of foe klans la that state. Later in the day Mr. Simmons Is sued a statement saving: "Bruce Craven Is not an officer of the Ku Klux Klan and never has been. He has no official connection with the organization whatever. That is all I can say at present, but If it would appear advisable, I will make a more complete statement about the matter later." Greensboro, N. C. Major Bruce Craven, grand dragon of the Ku Klux Klan In North Carolina, has resigned his position and ordered the disband ing of the order in this state. The order he characterizes as being a "fuilure and a fraud" and "exclusive ly engaged in the collection of initia tion fees." Major Craven gave an interview here, announcing his action and tell ing why. Bluefield Jail Too Small. Bluefield, W. Va. The Mercer coun ty jail here has become so crowded that there is not enough room for those given jail sentences during this term of court. However, a plun was accepted by Judge J. Frank Maynard, of the criminal court; Prosecuting At torney H. B. Lee and Sheriff Hunt to meet the emergency. When defend ants are given jail sentences, they will be permitted to give bail and take their turns at serving the sen tences as soon as other prisoners' terms are completed. Cubans Want Lower Rents. Havana. Lower rents through gov ernment action Is sought in a peti tion presented to President Alfredo Zayas by leaders of an orderly crowd which the president addressed from a balcony of the national palace. Mail Pouch Unopened. St. Louis. An unopened mail pouch containing $46,000 in currency, ob tained by three bandits, who held up a postoffice messenger at Northwood River, Illinois, was found in a corn field ten miles from the scene of the robbery. Swedes to Have Celebration. New York. Next October New York Is to have a Swedish celebration, as a supplement to the Pilgrim Four Hundred-Year anniversary. Swedes settled Delaware In 1638, only 18 years after the arrival of the Mayflower. Bryan Backs Disarmament Plan. St. Louis. The world should look hopefully forward to President Hard ing's proposed disarmament confer ence, according to William Jennings Bryan. American Yachts Win. Cowes, Isle of Wight. America won the fourth Interactional yacht; race here, defeating the British en tries by the close margin of 17 to 16. Great Britain won the first three races: Mechanical Sugar Cane Cutter. London. A mechanical sugar cane cutter, which Is expected to solve the labor difficulties of planters the world over, has been invented by Sir Perry Scott, the gunnery expert. Spaniards Massacred by Moors. Madrid. Twenty Spanish soldiers, the last remnant of the Spanish troops to resist capture of the town of Nador, 15 miles south of Melllla, were massa cred by the Moors, after having sur rendered, according to advices. The massacred Spanish troops had held out for 11 days against great odds, the dispatch said, taking refuge first In a church and finally In a near by mill. They surrendered only after the attacking tribesmen had offered to spare their lives. A Decrease In Employment. Washington. A decrease in em ployment In July of 1.1 per cent was shown by the payrolls of 1,428 firms each employing 600 or more workers in 63 principal industrial centers, is a late announcement (65.00 Fine for Smoking. Zlon, 111. Smoking a pipe in Zlon mut Frederick StockstM $65. The city, which has ordinances regulating women's dress and bow its residents shall spend Sunday, also has a ban against smoking. In Competition With Ford. ' Washington. A new offer to pur chase the government nitrate plant at Muscle Shoals, Ala., for which Henry Ford has submitted proposals, Is expected by the Government, Sec retary Hoover said. Would Pool Tobacco Crop. Douglass, Ga. The Douglas tobacco growers and prominent business men j have called a meeting of all tobacoo growers of Georgia to meet here for the purpose of pooling the tobacco crop. , : Postoffice Messenger Robbed. St. Louis. Three bandits held up and slugged Tommy Felaido, a post office messenger, at Wood River, 111., near here, and escaped with three mail pouches, one of which was be lieved to have contained $60,000. Newspapers' Reduce Prices. Des Moines, la. Three Des Moines afternoon newspapers announced that the price would be reduced to, two cents tor street editions, with greater cuts for newspapers delivered by car riers. ': WOMEN TO HAVE A PROMINENT PART. IN GREAT "MADE-IN-CAROLINAS" EXPOSITION. THINGS GREAT-GRANDMA DID pinning Wheel and Other Equip ment Used Before the Civil War Will Attract Keen Attention. Charlotte. N. C Back of the "Made- in-Caroltnas" Exposition has been definitely thrown the full strength of three of the leading organizations of North Carolina by action taken within the past few duys, according to an nouncement from the executive offices here of the exposition. These organizations are the North Carolina Press Association, the North Carolina Association of Commercial Secretaries and the Woman's Club of , Charlotte, with a membership of 600. : Unanimity characterized the action of jeach body, the stutement added, i The Charlotte Woman's Club voted to undertake the task of organizing a great exhibit which will show the part the women of the Carolinus have taken in promoting the Industries. Siirh an exhibit will be of historical as well as educational and artistic interest. Such articles as the old fashioned homespun do It and the processes of and equipment for man ufacture, attract these days the keen Interest of those whose knowledge of them consist of what they have heard their elders say regarding the things of Civil War days. Pershing at Camp Jackson. Columbia, S. C. General John J. Pershing, chief-of-stnff of the army, arrived In Columbia at noon and, spent the afternoon on a tour of Inspection of Camp Jackson and the citizens' military training camp. Less Expenses or More Taxes. Washington. A cut of more than $250,000,000 In the ordinary expendi tures of the government this) fiscal year is necessary if additional taxes are to be avoided, the house ways and means committee was informed by Secretary Mellon. Oteen Purchase Authorized. Washington. Purchase of the sites and bulldingB of the Public Health Service hospitals at Augusta, Ga and Oteen, N. C. for the use of disabled soldiers wus authorized by Secretary Mellon. American Prisoners Freed. London. London headquarters of American Relief Administration an nounced receipt of Information that all American prisoners In Russia had been released and are leaving that country. Bill Passed by Senate. ' Washington. The agricultural cred its bill, embodying the administration plan for loans by the War Finance Corporation, to aid exports of farm products, was passed cy the senate. Dirigible to Sail August 25. Washington. The monster British buil naval dirigible R-2 will sail from Howden, England, August 25, for its station at Nakehurst, N. J. Twelve Tank Cars Burn, Alexandria, La. Twelve loaded tank cars from El Dorado, Ark., were de stroved by fire when a train was wrecked by derailment near Bentley, La., causing a loss of $30,000. Gold Imports In Three Months. Washington. Gold Imports amount ing to $32,000,000 during the ten days ending July 20, reached the highest mark for any similar period In the past three months. Italians Diverting Traffic. Montreal. Italian steamship com panies are diverting their passenger traffic to Canada because of the United States restrictive immigration law. Others of Our Dead Arrive. New York. Conveying the bodies: of 1,400 American soldiers who died i on French battlefields, the.army trans-j port Cantigny docked at Hoboken. Memorial services for the dead will be held at the pier. - Rights of American Shipping. Washington. The right of Ameri can shipping to its just proportion of the world's commercial tonnage is the question Involved in the Egyptian cot ton case being considered by a con ference in London. , The. Allies May Co-operate. Paris. Allied co-operation with the United States in relief work among famine sufferers in Russia has been proposed by Premier Brland for con sideration at the coming meeting of the allied supreme council. Charlee la Hunting Trouble. Geneva. Unconfirmed reports still persist that former Emperor Charles of Austria has left Hertsteln secretly and now la In Hungary awaiting an opportunity to launch a coup de etat of the allies. i . Much Coal Being Exported., Charleston. S. C During the month of July 56,388 tons of coal for trans port were handled at the Southern railway tipple, bringing the total for the year to 281,648. , - , Boll Weevils More Active. ' Washington. While rainfall was generally very light in the cotton belt dnrin the east week, moderate to heavy falls occurred In the Atlantic coast districts and caused an Increase In weevil .activity la Georgia and oath Carolina. Chicago. None of the American League players, who were acquitted of an alleged criminal conspiracy to throw the 1319 world's series, has an) immediate prospect of being restorec to organized baseball, acordlng to I statement Issued by Judge K. M. Lan dls, national baseball commissioner. "Regardless of the verdict of Ju ries," said the statement, "no player that throws a ball game, no player that entertains proposals or promises to throw a game, no player that sits in a conference with a bunch of crook ed players and gamnlers where the i-ivi nnri means of throwing games I are discussed, and does not promptly jtell his clut) bdoui it, win ever yiny 'professional baseball, i "Just keep it in mind that, regard ' less of the verdict of juries, baseball iis entirely competent to protect it self against the crooks, both inside und outside the game." Curran Opposes Tammany. New York. Opponents of Tammanj Hall, represented by the coali on Republican movement, have formally I named Major Henry H. Curran, presi dent of the borough of Manhattan, as their choice for mayor at the prima ries September 13. I Earnings of Great Northern. New York. Earnings of 7.73" a share on 249.478.250 of capital stock of the .Great Nor;hern Railroad company in l!)20,were shown In the annual report of the road, recently made public. Net corporate Income was- reported as $19,304,097. Georges Not Coming Back. London. Georges Carpentler, says The Bally Mail, has not arranged to fight Tom Gibbons or for any other mnipst In the United States, and it 'is extremely improbable that he will i ever be seen In the ring In the United States again. v Insurance Higher on Autos. Raleigh, The alarming increase in automobile thieving in North Carolina has caused Insurance companies to place additional restrictions upon the insurance of cars against theft and to increase rates an average of 33 per cent. Expect Bumper Apple Crop. Halifax, Nova Scotia. A bumper apple crop is expected In the Annapo lis Valley this year, and it Is esti mated that over ouj million barrels will be available for export, all of which will pass through this port, Sucessor to Caruso. Milan dispatch to tne (Daily News says it is authoritatively i stated there that Giovanni Martinellk will succeed Enrico Caruso as lead ing tenor at the Metropolitan Opera House In New York. Guerillas Worry Soviets. Riga, Latvia. Guerilla warfare with small bands of irregular or peasant troops was being waged by bolshevik! forces of eight "fronts," acordlng to an official bolshevik report. 1.444 Failures Last Month. I v. v.b Th.u mora 1 444 mm- ntw J i n. iuv " -' - - merclal failures involving liabilltiee of i42.774.153 In the United States jlast month, R. G. Dun & Co. report- ea. mis nurauer w June. Russian Rail Service Reduced. Warsaw. Railroad service between Mnxrnw and Kiev. Russia, has been ! reduced to an average of one train a week for freight and passenger. Tellegen Wants a Divorce. New York Lou Tellegen, actor, has filed suit for separation from his wife, Geraldine Farpar, opera singer, on a charge of desertion, it was announc ed by Tellengen's counsel, Rough Time for Anti-Beer Men. Washington. The prohibitionists are having a hard time with their anti-beer bill. They may not get it through this session, for New Eng land senators opposed to the meas ure threaten to break a quorum and prevent action. First Bale Sold at Auction. New York. The first bale oi new Georgia cotton was sold at auction on the cotton exchange for 0 cents a pound. It was classed as strict low middling. The proceeds will go to charity. Won't Play For Gleason. Boston. "Kid" Gleason, manager of the Chicago White Sox, said that none of the players Involved in the world series conspiracy charges would ever play with any club of which be was manager. To Investigate Revenue Bureau. Washington. Investigation of the affairs of the Internal Revenue Bu reau has been found to be necessary, Commissioner Blair announced, due to alleged leaks of tax information. Explosion Kills Four. Unlontown, Pa. The press mill of the Du Pont Powder company's plant at Oriental, near here, was wrecked by an explosion. Four men are known to have been killed. The explosion was so violent that windows In houses for miles around were broken. American Yachta Lose. Cowes, Isle of Wight Great Britain won the third of the series of Interna tional races for six-meter yachts. Would Stop Road Building Pensacola, Fla. Armed guards have been placed around a road construc tion camp near Mlllview, in this coun ty about nine miles from Pensacola to break up an alleged attempt to drive the road builders away from the Job. Contractor W. R. Taylor re ported that two men fired from nine to eleven shot at him and his son.. NO DISCUSSION ON SILESIAN QUESTION TOOK PLACE AT FIRST MEETING. WELCOME TO GEORGE KABVET United States Ambassador, Unofficial , Representative, Made Cordial Res ponse to Premier Brland. Paris. Members of the Allied Su preme Council, which opened here, adjourned their first session without having discussed the Upper Slleslan question. The time of the first session was taken up In listening to the pre sentation of the French, British and Italian viewpoints by their respective experts on Slleslan matters. At the opening of the session Pre mier Brland said he was most happy to welcome the representative of the United . States "whose counsel will facilitate agreement upon the import ant questions about to be discussed. George Hnrvey, United States am bassador to Great Britain, anil Ameri ca's unofficial representative at the conference replied to rremler Brland s remarks with a cordial appreciation. Mannlx Will Take the Oath. Brisbane. Australia. - Archbishop Mannlx, who has Just returned to Au stralia from a round-the-world trip, during which he attempted to visit Ireland but Wias not permitted to do so. has expressed his willingness to take oath of allegiance to the King. Unemployed Fire Lumber Yard. London.-Disappolnted over their failure to obtain Jobs at a timber yard In East Ixwdon, which advertised for 60 men. 6.000 men. unemployed labor ers, broke Into the premises and set fire to a stock of lumber valued at 1,000,000 pounds sterling. Great Income Tax of Hawaii. Honolulu, T. H. Hawaii pays the largest per capita Income and miscel laneous taxes in the nation, not ex cepting New York, according to Colo nel Howard Hathaway, collector of In ternal revenue at Honolulu. Gov. Small Is In Springfield. Springfield. Ills. Governor Small, accompanied by his son, Leslie, and several members of his party arrived In Springfield, making the trip from Kankakee by automobile. Picked Up His Severed Foot. Defiance. O. When the mowing machine he was driving rut off his left foot. James Sharpe, 15, picked up the lost member and drove his horses to the house before he fainted from loss of blood. China Aa-ees to Date. Washington '-The Chinese govern ment has notified the state department It was announced that November 11 will he agreeable as the date for the conference on Hmi'sMon of armaments and other discussions. . Would Increase Stock. Wahtng'on. The Louisville ft Nashville railroad comnany asked au thorltv of the Interna Commerce Commission to Issue 000.000 capi tal stork to he dlBtr!birt ns stock dividends among Its stockholders. In honor of Rorer A. James. Washington. The House adjourned after a flve-mlnute session out of re spect to Representative Rorer A. James, of Virginia, who died at his home at Danville, Va. Body of Dr. Slone Removed. 'C8lgarv, Alberta. The body of the late Dr. W. E. Stone, president of Pur due University, hm been recovered and Is being brought to Banlff. WHI Disband Bulgarian Army, Sofia. The Bulgarian goyernment has drawn up a plan for the dlsband ment of the army and the recruitment of a volunteer force. Textile Business More Active. Providence, R. I. Business condi tions In the worsted, woolen and ellk branches of the textile industry In this state are picking' up, and manufac turers In the cotton end are anticipate Inv an Improvement. Beer Regulations Ready. Washington. Regulations which will permit the prescription as medi cine of a case of beer at a time with out limit as to the numper of prescrip tions now await the decision of Secre tary Mellon as to their issuance. Commlssons go Begging. Washington. The war department has 1.000 commissions for second lieu tonsnta and only 106 applications. The examinations for appointment are tlx- Is . . j ,, 11. (J (or AUgUBi li, ana nppiiutiiuui must be In by August 13. Curley Successor to Gibbons. Washington. Official announce ment of the appointment of Bishop Michael J. Curley, of St Augustine, Fla., as archbishop of Baltimore, suo reeding the late Cardinal Gibbons, was received by Catholic officials. Holiday of President Is Over.. , Pnrtlsnd. Maine. President Hard ing ended his vacation visit .to the White Mountains of New Hampshire and crossed Maine to board the yacht Mayflower here for the return voyage to Washington. ' v ; i . Publish Draft Evadors' Names. -Washington. Upwards f 17.000 names of allege draft evadors issued by the war department between June 5 nd July 4 were published In the utresslonal record. The list occn- iiM 16 printed Daces. Greensboro. Judge James E. Boya in federal court, made permanent th temporary Injunctions Issued against J, W. Bailey, collector of internal rev enue for North Carolina, restraining the collector for selling property to satisfy assessments matte against 2D porsons in the western district by the commissioner of Internal revenue and the commissioner of prohibition, for allaged violations of the Volstead prohibition act Assessments made possible by the Volstead act,' Judge Boyd ruled, are not to be summarily executed by the internal revenue department on the unsupported word of the enforcement agents, without the knowledge oi me accused person, but must be assessed by a court of competent Jurisdiction after that court has tieard the case aud found the defendant guilty. "The rlehta of American cltliens must be protected at all hazards," the opinion declares.. "This protection cannot be guaranteed If federal pro hibition agents are allowed to indulge In flights of fancy, estimate the length of time a stIU has been in operation and forward reports to Washington that enable revenue autnorltles to figure out penalties amounting to thousands of dollars against a man who sometimes has already been ac quitted. ' Elizabeth City. W. C. Crosby, of Hulnlgh, director of the. Division of School Extension of the State Depart ment of Education, and Capt. A O. Clement, of Goldsboro, general direc tor of the big projected moving pic ture production of North Carolina's earliest historical episodes, were In conference here, with Miss Catherine Alhcrtson, widely known historian of the Albemarle section, and Misses Marguerite LeRox nd Delia Harris, respectively, president and vice-president of the Young Woman's Club of this city. Mnrehead City. The North Carolina Press association liberated Itself from some old-fashioned shackles. It mashed an idol or two during the day and at play beheld beautiful maidens smashing all kinds of idols, isoooay talked shop, but everybody talked about North Carolina it was a convention full of 'pep, as the short story writers say. There were about 100 of the newspaper men here, and they came without the tra ditional pad and pencil. Charlotte: Said to have been trav- aline at a ranid rate of speed and en countering a closed road sign on the paved boulevard that connects Myers Park and Dllworth, C. R. Stanclll, oi 1118 South Trvon street, applied the brakes to his automobile, which over turned, cuuslng tnjuiles to his wife, who died shortly afterwards at the Presbyterla nhospltal'. Favetteville. Perhaps a record claim for the death of rows will be filed against the Atlantic Coast Line railroad by H. S. Klrkpatrlrk, Cum berland county lawyer and farmer, who alleges that 19 fine Guernsey cows owned by him were killed by Coast Line trains I none day. Wilmington. No request to tender his resignation as United States mar shal for the eastern district of North Carolina has come from Attorney Gen eral Daugherty to George B. Bellamy, of this city, and the marshal said that he was expecting no such request at any time In the near future. Salisbury. Mrs. W. H. Stewart, the wife of Editor Stewart of the,Carollna Watchman, has completely lost the sight of both eyes. Mrs. Stewart has been In Washington ut?sr treatment of a specialist It was not though she had any serious eye trouble an the loss of sight came unexpectedly. Henderson. An Increase In the county tax rate of 1921 to a figure something like above one dollar Is regarded as almost a certainty by members of the board of county com' mlsstoners, following tne greatly re duced valuation of property In this county. Sseond Vaccination. Campaign. Raleigh. The second' vaccination campaign of the Wake County Health Department, to continue for four weeks, will begin August 8th, accord ing to announcement of Dr. E. F. Long, health officer. The first cam paign, now In progress, will end th i week, the workers to observe the same schedule as during the past three. The additional drive. Dr. Long stat ed will give practically every person In the city and county, white and col ored, an opportunity to be Immunised from typhoid fever and diphtheria. Preacher Is Assassinated. Wlnsnn. The assassination of Rev. Ennis Pearson, pastor, of .Shlloh church, In Taylor's township, near the Nash county line, was one of the mnii riaatardtv crimes ever committed In Wilson county. The deceased had not a known enemy In the world. At th rornonr1! Inauest nothing was brought out that would lead to the Incrimination of the party who com mitit tha tnld-hlooded deed, but the supposition leads to the belief that some moonshiner in tne netgnoorouuu is responsible for the crime. -t antnnnairM ta Tour France. Lexlngton.-Major Wade Hi Phillips, of this city, member of the national executive committee or we Legion for North Carolina, will reni resent this state on tne Amenc Legion tour of France, which ba august I and ends September ' Major Phillips will lee"f ' York, from whence the 260 legion men fromJ the nnton . will sail ' Washington for Bor North Carolinian w Major Phillips nag THE HIGHWAY COMMISSION OF , MECKLENBURG tOBJECTS TO CLAUSE IN CONTRACT. CONTENTION DELAYING WORK State Highway Law Does not Provide for Counties Providing Right of ...... . . . - '. wm mr owe noaas in bounties. - Charlotte. "Ample right of way and the removal of telograph and tele phone poles and other obstructions with a view to prompt construction of said road." , . This paragraph" In the contract sub mitted to the Mecklenburg highway commission by the North Carolina highway commission, with reference to the Charlotte-Statesvllle road, is the bone of contention that has so far prevented the sfcnlng up of the con tract and launching upon work on the road. The state highway law does not provide for counties furnishing the right-of-way for state roads in the counties and the Mecklenburg high-. way commission is not authorized, to enter such a contract with the state body, In the opinion of J. L. DeLaney, attorney for the county body, and Thomas Griffith, chairman. The Mecklenburg highway law pro vides the attorney said, for the expen diture of no county money on state highways within the county, for which the county will not be reimbursed, and no provision Is made In the contract by which Mecklenburg will be repaid In the sum that Bhe may have to ex pend in securing right-of-way or removing telegraph or telephone poles. Klnston. A belt line of auto busses Is in contemplation fo this section. Service between Klnston aud Green ville will be Inaugurated. It is pro posed to continue this from Green ville to Wilson, Wilson to Washington, Washington to New Bern and New Bern to Klnston by relayr. Roads for a large part of the distance have been bard-surfaced. Eventually as phalt or brltk roads will connect all the towns. Winston-Salem. H. O. Chatham, a prominent manufacturer, who owns a farm just north of the city, is plan ning to Install an Irrigating plant un der the direction of the government and he is anxious that other land owners In Forsyth will also Install llants. ' New Bern. Leaving a letter glvlftK Instructions regarding his funeral, naming the man to dig his grave and the kind of coffin he desired, E. A. Hough, 72, prominent retired business man of Bayboro, near here, ended his life at Bayboro by firing bullet through his head. Ill health is believed to have been the cause. Charlotte. At a meeting of the milk producers ofMecklenburg county with nnmhor nf tinslnnss men of the city. a definite decision was reached to pro ceed at once with plans for the organ ization of a creamery and Ice cream jlant in Charlotte. Ttnrllneton. Assurance of new nsaanniror nh 'on. the opening of Main street across the railroad and the early development of 20 acree of cen tral business property In Burlington pamUi1 from an aareement consum mated In a cotference of railroad offi cials and real estate men here. HtBtusvllle Dewev Bost, Arthur Aldrldge and Paul Rooks were each aiven 20 vears at hard labor in the state penitentiary by Judge McElroy, for assaulting and robbintt Jim iur- man, of Concord, jitney onver, uu Buffalo Shoals road. July 1. ttMn.An.s.iiim. Internal revenue collections t the local office for July ahowde a nice gain over the same month last year. They totaled Mr 808,962.86 Southern Pedlatrlo Seminar. tii.-u mntoin. The Southern Pediatric Seminar was In session here last week, and was continued st Aehe vllle and Saluda through August fth. The Seminar Is a two-wee counw . . l ....j. .i th child In disease in me muj A. , and health, intended for the general practloner. Different divisions of the course are offered at Black Mofmtaln, Saluda and Ashevine. , The idea of the Southern Pediatric Boralnar Is that a fuller knowledge or "e child, sick and well, be made available for the general practitioner.. Former Preacher Is Pardoiesd. -1.H1. flnvernor Morrison an nounced that be would pardon N. C. Farmer, of Clay county, now unuer even year sentence at the state prl ... nn a rhsree of second degree mur der. Farmer who was formerly a Methodist minister, was convicted or ti,. murder of a nartv bv the name of Shuford. at Hayesvllle, and was on trial Seven years1 aiier i crime was commltteed. Recommenda tion tor the pdon was endorsed br Judge Webb the solicitor and num bers of citizens. Robber Gang Lsadors Csptured. , Favetteville. What are believed tr the the leaders of a gang of robbers who have operated in the section sur rounding Fayettevllle for the Jsr 'years, have been arrested here latest, arrest followed the at" ted robbery of the Atlantic Coast freight station at Btedman when w. W. Blndeman and twf er; tts of the Atlantic Coast VJ": . police and a deputy , sJJ iberland county conr s in the freight war"" ' " nation of a robbery.'