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SOUTHEASTERN WILL NOT PIT TAX REVISION IS GEM DISPLAY AT EXPOSITION SIX OR MORE BANDS ENTERED IT III Forestry Products Will Also Have Prominent Place, Including Show ing of the Various Woods. David Ovens Completing Arrange ment for Second Quartette of Famous Concert Singers. Gaston B. Meant Clolmt to Have Lost $57,000 by the Failure of Express Company to Deliver Paokage. II PRESIDENT'S FATHER IS MARRIED AGAIN GOVERNOR COOPER S INTEREST EXCITED nnun I uu u REPUBLICANS ON COMMITTEE INCREASE EXEMPTION OF MARRIED MEN. WOULD ABOLISH LUXURY Till Agreement Reached Alio to Decrease Manufacturers' Tax on Candy From S to 3 Per Cent Washington. Practically winding up revision of the levy section of the 1918 tax laws, the house ways and means committee republicans voted to Increase from $2,000 to $2,500 the exemption allowed married men hav ing an annual net Income of $5,000 or less. This change would be retroac tive to January 1, 1921, and would be In addition to the Increase of $200 la exemption of each dependent of a head of a family previously decided upon. Agreement also waB reached, It was said, to decrease the manufac- turns' tax of candy from 6 to 8 per. ou. woi ir the' cent, the manufacturers' tax on furs from 10 to 5 per cent, the tax on art works from 10 to 6 per cent, and to repeal all of the so-called luxury lev ies. In voting to repeal the so-called luxury taxes, the majority members decided to substitute, it possible, a manufacturers' tax on the same ar ticles. If desired to be sold at sums in excess of specified prices. The rate suggested was 3 per cent on the manufacturers' prices and the return was estimated at $100,000,000 annual ly as against $25,000,000 under the resent law. To Abolish Economic Barrier. Paris. The supreme council de cided to abolish the economic barrier of the Rhlneland on September 15 if Germany continues to pay promptly her war indemnities, but decided to maintain the occupation of the right bank of the Rhine and the (Ruhr until the next meeting of the council, when it was agreed that the matter should be reconsidered. Lincoln's Quill Pen Stolen. Chicago. The quill pen used by President Lincoln ln signing his first Inaugural address has been stolen from the exhibit of the Chicago His torical Society at the Pageant of Progress, it was announced. Tne pen was made from the feather of an American eagle which was kill ed by an admirer of Lincoln Just be fore the latter's election. Suffrage in 8outh America. Montevideo. President Brum has sent the Uruguayan congress a bill providing sunrage lor women ana an ; otner legal rignts neia Dy men. Tne project has met with the approval of influential groups in congress and it seems to be assured of success. British Oppose Proposition. I Washington. The British govern- ment has indicated that it does not regard with favor the proposition to exempt American coastwise shipping from payment of Panama canal tolls I as proposed in a pending bill by Sena tor Borah, republican, Idaho. Two Thousand New Houses. Pittsburgh. Two thousand new houses for the Pittsburgh district within the next year is the aim of the housing corporation of the Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce formed to bet ter the acute rent and home situation herej. Better Price Hoped For. Washington. Strong hope for bet ter prices in the agricultural markets is justified by reductions in the rail road rates on grain for export already ln effect and proposed. Sarah Bernhardt III. London. Mme. Sarah Bernhardt Is seriously ill ln Paris, according to a news agercy dispatch here. Friends fear that this last illness will prove fatal. Much Liquor Dumped In River. ' Chicago. Liquor valued by the po lice at $500,000, ranging from moon shine to the rarest champagne, will be dumped into the Chicago river. Angler Duke Under Bond. New York. Angler B. Duke, son of the tobacco king, is under $2,000 ball on a technical charge of homicide as a result of a motor accident ln .which Duke is alleged to have driven his car into a truck which pinned Owen Klvle against a post, crushing him to death. Half Million Boy Scouts. New York. Membership of the Boy Scouts of America, one of whose mot toes is "do at least one good deed every day," has now reached 628,119. To Lose Some Foreign Trade. Buenos Aires. "Most Argentine firms have only a small stock of American goods left, and when that la gone bo more will be ordered." This opinion on American trade with South America was given by W. K. Ackley, head of the American For eign Banking Corporation here. An Old Man Burned to Death. Miami, Fla. Charles Oliver Porter, 90, was burned to death while fight ing a grass fire which threatened hie home eii miles south of this city. Legion Post It Peeved. Chicago. - The Theodore Roosevelt Post of tme American Legion, of Chl ffako, la a, trifle put out because cer tain city official recently served on a reception committee to welcome Jack. Johnson, notorious negro pugi list back to Chicago trom hi long tojourn ia the federal penitentiary. Charlotte, N. C Dr. Jos. Hyde Pratt state geologist, In Charlotte to confer with officials of the Made-ln-Carollnas Exposition, announced that thirty three North Carolina manufacturers not previously listed among the ex hibitors will participate in the nat ural resources exhibit which he Is or ganizing. "This exhibit will illustrate the min eral and forest resources of North Carolina; the location of water power, developed and undeveloped; and of the black soil lands of the eastern part of the state, reclaimed and unre claimed," said Dr. Pratt. Dr. Pratt's office, that of the North Carolina Geological and Economic Survey, will co-operate in many, ways, one particularly In which the geolo- gist is much interested a display of the great number of gems and gem materials which are found In this state. The collection, he said, would include rubies, sapphires, berlys, aqua marines, rhodolite, garnets, hlddinlte, moonstones, sunstones, cornelians, venus hair stones, smoky quartz, zir con and various others. Forestry products also will have a IflrffO nlnna In iha ovhlhU Iniliwllna- state. Reunited After Forty Years. Philadelphia. After 40 years 'sep aration from his family, Horace W TZZ 2 ' !5 L. ed his daughter, Devllle Caroline, to Birmingham, Ala., where he Informed her that he held In trust for her an estate reported to exceed $200,000, left her by her grandfather. Germany Redeeming Bonds. Paris. The reparations commission; announced mat uermany. since tne De-ilde1 (n st0(!llar,i oouty for 75 years, ginning of July, has paid 250,000,000 H(J WH8 bl)rn ln Tenn.Mee and fought gold marks to the commission, thus.. ,ho rnf,ior,e urmv durlne the allowing Germany to redeem Ave of me twenty miinon-noiiar notes issued, in execution of article 5 of the sche- dule of payments. Much Gasoline Is Consumed. Raleigh.-Figures from the office of, rtad ln Avlona me9BaKes, says a State Treasurer B. R. Lacy show that; Centritl New9 dlBpatch from Rome. automobiles ln North Carolina burnThe JuK0.slavg 8re aneged t0 have 217 982 gallons of gasoline every day;burned M Albanan vllIftge8i huu approximately ci.ooj.iu gauons in the course of a year. Want Hungary to Accept Terms. Budapest. -Unreserved acceptance, of the terms of the peace resolution ; eany in juiy nns Deen asueu oi me Hungarian national assembly by Mr. Banffy, minister of foreign affairs. Forbes to Address Veterans. Washington. Director Forbes, of the War Veterans Bureau, accepted the invitation of Major Bulwlnkle to address the North Carolina American Legfon meeting at Hendersonville, j; q t August 26, Shipping Board Costs Money. Washington. A total of $3,300,- 000,000 has been appropriated for the Shipping Board Blnce Its inception, j Chairman Madden, of the house propriations committee, told the house, j Girls Mult Learn to Cook. Geneva. All Swiss girls will be compelled to take a one-year course in housework and cooking if a meas-;ard ure about to be Introduced ln the Swlss parliament Is passed. Against Wags Reluction. London. London printers voted overwhelmingly against acceptance of the proposed reduction of ten shil lings a week In their wages. U. S. Will Not Yield Control. Washington. Conditions laid down at Riga by the American Relief Ad ministration for famine relief work in Russia will not be varied from the principle of American control of the distribution ln Russia, Secretary Hoover said. Mr. Hoover did not, however, regard the situation at Riga as a deadlock in negotiations with so viet Russian authorities. He expect ed that a satisfactory conclusion would be reached under which there would be no soviet domination of the! which was a gain of $14,697,346 over at his Bristol home, his death fol food distribution work. Inet earnings for May. lowing a severe paralytic shock. Priest Killed by Preacher. Birmingham. Father James E. Coyle, for many years pastor of St, Paul's Roman Catholic Church, died after having been shot three times by the Rev. E. R. Stephenson, Methodist minister. Capture of General Nayarro. Madrid. According to advices from Melilla General Navarro, head of the column which has been surrounded by the Moors on Mount Arruita, is a prisoner ln the home of the Arab chief of the Benl Chelatki. Anti-Beer Bill tn-Trouble. Washington. Back in the home of its friends, the Willis-Campbell anti- beer bill ran into unexpected trouble In the house, with little prospect now of its final enactment prior to the recess of congress. Remission of China's Debt Washington. The bill of Senator Lodge of Massachusetts for remission of further payments by China to the United States under the Boxer rebel lion indemnity treaty was passed by the eenate. Recess Receive Setback. Washington. The movement for a recess of congress received several setbacks and as a result the tenta tive date for beginning the thirty days' vacation was turned back to August 24 or 2$. Dr. Potest to Travel. Spartanburg, 8. C Friends of Dr. Edward M. Potest former president of Furman university, will be inter ested to learn that be li toon to leave the United State for an extended tour of China. BRIDE HAS BEEN A NURSE IN THE OFFICE OF DR. HARDING FOR MANY YEARS. MARRIED AT PREACHER'S HOME Doctor Harding Was 75 Years Old on Day His Son, Warren Harding Was Nominated President Monroe, Mlch.f-Dr. George T. Hard ing, 76, father of President Harding, was married here to Miss Alice Sev erns, 52, by the Rev Frank T. Knowles, I pastor of the Monroe Presbyterian Church. Miss Severns has been a, nurse in the office of Dr. Harding at j be held September 12 to 29. Already Marlon, O., for many years. The cou-1 contracts have been made with four pie drove here in an automobile, ob- singers to compose one quartette. The talned a marriage license and went official New York City band will be to the home of Rev. Knowles, where here two weeks, giving two concerts the ceremony was performed. i dally, and also Mile. Caslova, a rising young violinist, by her playing will Marlon, O. Dr. George T. Harding's 'ad J interest and variety to the elub office here was locked to callers and' orate dully musical programs. the announcement that he had obtain-j ed a marriage license In Monroe, Russian Relief Delayed. Mich., to marry Miss Alice Severns, I nlgfti Letvlft- Sovlet Rugsa has his office nurse, was a distinct sur"i released six of the American prison prise to his friends. lerSi wno have arrived at Narva, Es- Dr. Harding whs 75 years old the tnoni but the fact that onlv this half day his son, Warren O. Harding, was i"1 for Wont. 1,6 18 "Tithe country was said here to threa.ten active for a man of his years. Mrs. Harding has been dead 12 years, Veteran, 115, Asks Pension. Bloomfli'Id, Mo. William A. Bishop, 115 vears old, has applied for a pen- sion under a new law passed by the 1 j,l8i)0ur, ,.KiMi:lture. islshop has re-; clylj Waf 30 Albanian Villages Burned. London. Fighting on the River nrin in northern Albania between the tnrrHI, n juen-siave and Albanians is To Investigate Commlf.eeman, Washington A resolution for con-lng, gresslonal Investigation of ' charges tht J)hn w 0verall repubUean na. t)ona, commllteeman trom Tenne88ee, has violated the civil service laws and I 'sold" public offices was intoduced by Senator McKellar, democrat, of Tennessee. $1,800,000 Worth of Gold. Kav Ynrlr Tha Rtpnmpp fitnrb. ho,m from Gothenburgi arrived wltn 58 cases of gold bars, valued at $1, 800.000, consigned to the National Bank of Commerce. $5,000,000 For Relief. Washington. Appropriation of five million dollars to be used by the Pres. ap-illlen' to aid In Russian relief, is vldea ,n a 0111 introduced by Senator King, democrat, Utah. Wood to Govern Philippines. Washington. Major General Leon- Wood was authoritatively stated , to have been selected by President ' Harding for Governor General of the Philippines and to have expressed his willingness to accept the post. Holy War Is Proclaimed. Angora, Anatolia. A holy war has been proclaimed by the King of the Hedjaz as a measure tor assisting the Turkish 'nt(nnollat In fholi. fiirht' against the Greeks In Asia Mlnor Demand Open Covenanta. Washington. Open covenants open ly arrived at are to be demanded of the disarmament conference by thejcald, Ills., and escaped with $135,000 liberal element in the United States Senate. Railroad Earnings for June. Washington. Railroads of the coun- try earned $51,778,000 net in June, Huns Active In Seeking Trade. Berlin. German export manufac turers are laying plans to win con trol of 60 per cent of the world's commerce by the time the war indem nity is liquidated. To Censure General Ansell. Washington. The report of the sub committee of the house committee on military affairs which has investigat ed the escape of Grover C. Bergdoll, slacker, will severely censure Gen. Samuel Ansell, attorney for Bergdoll, it is learned. Cocaine Captured on Steamer. Charleston, S. C Customs officials seized 450 grams of cocaine aboard the S. S. Hutchinson, which .brought a part cargo of salt from Hamburg, Germany, for discharge bere. Fire Destroys Box Factory. Lynchburg, Va. Fire of undetermin ed origin destroyed the American Box factory and two adjoining residences. Several other houses caught Are but were not destroyed. The loss is es timated at $75,000, which is partly cov ered by insurance. Last Confederate Congressman. Ocala, Fla. Col. John Marshall Martin, believed to be the last sur viving member of the Congress of the Confederate State of America, died at his home here after an illness of several month. North Carolina Welt Ahead. Relight, N. C The North Carolina Cotton Growers' . Cb-operatire Asso ciation will past Its minimum of 200, 000 bales under contract for co-operative marketing three month before the date fixed la th contract Charlotte, N. C. A number of Caro lina bands already have given the Made-ln-Carollnas Exposition officials notice that they probably will enter the competition for the $500 in cash prizes offered to bands of these states competing in concerts during the final tour days of the exposition, which will be held here September 12 to, 29. Included In this number are the Ashe- vllle band, the Raleigh First Kegi ment band, the Elk's band at High Point, the Mooresvllle band, the Steel Creek band, of near Charlotte, and the Charlotte Boy Scouts' band David Ovens, Vhatrmao of the Made-ln-Carollnas Exposition committee, has gone to New York city to com plete arrangements for a second mix ed quartette of famous concert and oratorio singers for a week's engage- ment at the exposition, which will JoIen of Amerlcan8 were Bent out o( ' a long delay In and perhaps the aban donment of the negotiations for Amer ican famine relief for Russia. Director Brown, it is understood, will Insist that every bona fide Amer ican In Russia, in or out of prison, must be given an opportunity to leave Russia before negotiations bogin. Congress May Recess Thirty Days. Washington. Agreement for a 30 day recess of congress beginning Au gust. 20, contingent upon passage by the house before that date of the tax and administration agricultural cred its bills, was reached at a White House luncheon conference. Asbestos Company at Quebec. Montreal, Quebec It is reported that the Canadian John Manvtlle com pany Will vautimeh a $2,000,000 plant for the manufacture of asbestos roof- shingles, etc. Oppose Railroad Funding BUI. Washington. Onnoaitlon to the ad- ministration bill for funding about .500 000 n00 or the railroads devel- ope(j openy before the senate inter- state commerce committee. British Commission at Moscow. New York. The arrival at Moscow of the British commission to negotiate trade with Soviet Russia is announced by Soviet Russia, a weekly newspaper. War Veterans Destitute. Springfield, 111. Governor Small commissioned a board of five staff of ficers of the state military forces to prc-conduc an investieation of conditions ot destitution of world war veterans. No Cuts for Printer' Heads. Quebec, Que. The International Ty pographical union, at its convention here rejected proposals to cut sala- rles and traveling expenses of exe- cutive officers Laymen Discuss Labor Problem. Lake Junaluska, N. C Christian la bor relations ln factories was the gen eral theme discussed here at the lay- men's week conference of the Metho- diet Episcopal church, south. Auto Bandits Secure $135,000. Springfield, Ills. Police squads were searching for three auto bandits reported to have held up paymasters at the Peabody Coal company in Kin- in cash, Rubber Baron la Dead. Providence, R. I. Col. Samuel T. Colt, chairman of the board of the United States Rubber company, died Knell of the Sworn Bayonet. Paris. It has been decided to sup press the sword bayonet of the Paris police. It will "be replaced by a truncheon. 72 Years of Married Life. London. Mr. and Mr. Thoma Mlnty of Aberdeen have' just cele brated the 72nd anniversary of their wedding. So far as can be learned they are the oldest married couple ln the kingdom. There are nine children of the marriage, all of whom are liv ing. Betting Legalized by Hun. Berlin. The government intends to legalize betting through bookmakers. The bill for this purpose provides that bookmaklng without a-state license will be illegal should the bill become law. Quite a Young Grandmother. Bedford, Ind. Mrs. Lafe Duncan, 32, is one of the youngest grandmoth er ln Indiana. Mrs. Walter Hunter, 16 years of age, her daughter, who 1 the mother of a baby girl, waa born when Mrs. Duncan was IS years old. Increasing Cost of Food. Washington. Increases in the re tail cost of food are shown ln 11 ont of the 14 cities included in the offi cial tabulations made public by the department of labor. Stop 8hlpplng Negotiation. London. Negotiation between rep resentative of American and British shipping interests on the question of freight rates on Egyptian cotton have been broken off, according to a dit patch to the Central Newt agency from Alexandria. , THE GOVERNOR OF SOUTH CARO UNA TO BE AT MADE-IN-CAROLINA'E EXPOSITION. MAN ELEMENT KDUSTRT Throws Weight of Hla Influence and Efforta Baok of Plana to Broaden ' View-point of Rank and File. Greenville, S. C The Made-in-Caro-Ilnas Exposition will afford Gov. Rob ert A. Cooper, of this state, an oppor tunity to make an address on a sub ject which he has given much thought during recent months, and the chief executive of the Palmetto State ad mits an increasing Interest ln the ex position. He expects to talk on "The Human Element in Industry," and said be felt his appearance at the opening on September 12 would be the proper occasion and time to tell the people of the Carollnas the views he holds as a result of his study and thought. Governor Cooper haB a broad vision of the future greatness of these states, as he explained during a rather ex tended conversation. Much of the Im portance he attaches to the Made-ln-Carollnas Exposition is due to its ed ucational value, particularly to those who are not Industrial executives. One of the first outspoken of South Carolina's exponents of com pulsory education. Governor Cooper in variably throws the weight of his In- uence and efforts back of every plan Intended to broaden the understand ing of the rank and file of the people, for he pointed out that progress of every nature Is based on knowledge and made stable by loyalty, faith and cooperation. False Report About Bernhardt. Paris. Sarah Bernhardt, the world famous French actress, rumors of whose Illness were current here on Saturday, is in good health, says a telegram from an editor on the staff of the Journal. Government Loans to Farmer. Washington. Government loans to farmers of the South to tide them over until they can market their cotton crop was urged by Martin Amourous, of Marietta, Oa., before the congres sional committee investigating agri cultural conditions. DeValera's Letter No Surprise. Belfast. Little surprise was felt here at the tenor of the letter from Eamonn de Valera to Prime Minister Lloyd George, rejecting the govern ment's offer of dominion status for Ireland, as talk of peace has been re garded with much skepticism. A Noted Woman la Dead. London. Miss Sarah Emily Davles, a ploneet ln the woman suffrage move ment, who recently died In London at the age of 91, was one of the founders of Girton college, the first English col lege for women. Growing Chaulmoogra. Orovllle, Calif. Spps have been taken to grow the Caaulmoogra tree ln the United States plant introduc tion garden near Chlco. The tree's oil has proved a great benefit in the treatment of leprosy in Hawaii. Greeks egln Second Offensive. Smyrna. The Greeks have begun a second offensive against the Turkish nationalists. The latter are retiring rapidly toward the Sakarls river. President Asks For $200,000. Washington. President Harding asked Congress for an appropriation of $200,000 required by the state de partment for defraying the expenses of the disarmament conference. British Want U. S. In Pact Washington. Great Britain would like to broaden the Anglo-Japanese alliance so that ln its place would be a treaty between the United States, Great Britain and Japan. Would Advance Inaugural Day. Cincinnati, O. Advance of the pres idential inauguration from March 4 to the third . Monday in January is rec ommended by a comml'ee of the American Bar association at its meet ing here. Chicken Thief Is Killed. Miami, Fla. Robbing other people' hen roost cost Luther Dorsey, negro, his life, for he was shot dead by E. W. Martin of Cocoanut Grove as he was leaving Martin's chicken yard with a couple of plump pullets. Priests 'Murderer Examined. Redwood City, Calif. William E. Hlghtower, accused of the murder of Rev. Patrick E. Heslln, was brought here from San Francisco, where for four days he ha been subject to ex amination. ' " Dynamite and Carrier Sinks. Wilmington, N, C. The Louise Howard, dynamite - laden schooner sailing from New York, foundered in the Beaufort N. C, harbor entrance bar this morning, and a short while later broke up and sank. Immense Plan for Irrigation. Rome. An Immense Irrigation pro ject is under consideration tor th province of Puglie, in south Italy. It ia planned to use the water from the rivers firtors and Btfanto. , Enlarging Hawaii Playground. Hllo, Island of HawalL Kllauea .volcano has been brought Into the cir cle of the nation's playgrounds and christened at a portion of the Hawaii national park. This also takes ln th great extinct volcano of Haleakala on the island, of Maui. Charlotte.The Southeastern Ex press company will refuse to pay the claim of Gaston B. Means on account of the alleged loss of $75,000 which he claim he shipped from Concord, N. C, to Chicago on June 22 last, and is prepared to prove that no money waa lost from the package in transit, ac cording to Frank M. Shannonhouse, at torney for the company. "We are ready, willing and waiting for an opportunity at the proper time and before the proper tribunal, to show that the very same package, with the identical wrappings, fastenings and contents, that was delivered to us ln Concord was delivered by our agent to Its destination ln Chicago,' said Mr. Shannonhouse. The package in question was ship ped by Means to Roy B. Keehn, coun sel for Mrs. Mary Melvln, administra trix of the estate of her lister, Mrs. King, who was (hot and killed near Concord four year ago, and in con nection with whose death Mr. Means was tried and acqultt 1 a charge of murder. ' i "We are ln position to prove," said Mr. Shannonhouse. "that the package sent from Concord wa never out of sight of at least two employees of (he transporting companies from the time it was received ln Concord until it was delivered to the addressee in Chicago. Kinston. Frank Wooten, city pros ecutor, resigned from his office, bad his salary raised and was re-elected within a few minutes' time by the City Council. Attorney Wooten thought he should have an increase. The law stood tn the way of its granting as long as he was ln office. Wooten step ped down long enough for the coun cil to remedy the matter, and wa then promptly reinstated. Council members said there was no hesitancy over raising Solcltor Wooten's salary for his services to the city to $1,500. North Wllkesboro. Roads leading to the counties of Watauga, Ashe and Alleghaney, "The Lost Provinces," are being placed Jn the hands of engineers and contractors, It mean that these counties will have outlets south and east, and that it will soon be possible for people Hvlng in them to come to North Carolina towns and cities with out having to travel through the states of Tennessee and Virginia. Charlotte. A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. John B. Floyd of thin city ac cording to a telegram received by Scout Commissioner Wilkee from Mr. Floyd. The telegram reads as follows: 'Spread glad tidings. I am the proud father of a 16-pound, 14-ounce son, born Saturday August 6, at 12:40 noon," Mr. Floyd Is chief executive of the Charlotte boy scouts. Wllmlngton.--Miss Louise Park Sloan, of Statesville, and her escort Marlon Avant, of Wilmington were drowned in the surf at Wrlghtsvllle beach. The two young people had gone for an early morning ewlm and got out ln deep water and a strong undercurrent made it impossible for them to make their way back to land. Lumberton. There ha been but little change ln tobacco prices of the low grades have been unsatisfactory, while good tobacco has sold at what is considered fair prices. J. A. Ed mund,' of Britts township, sold 876 pounds on the local market at $41 the hundred. Fayettevllle. Daniel Ulrich, con structor engineer of the State highway commission for the third district, is In Fayettevllle looking after mainten ance. Mr. Ulrich declared that tne commission is now finishing up some federal projects and I working on several new state project. Asheville. "I hare paid no atten tion since I have been Governor to aniens at falsehoods DUt In circula tion about me, but whoever informed Mr. Bruce Craven that I made appli cation for membership ln the Kn Klux Klan is a liar." declared Governor Cameron Morrison. Bid for Cotton Conference. Asheville. Anneal tor executive clemency ln the case of the seven men now under sentence ot deatn will be heard ln Raleigh after Septem ber 6. Governor Morrison said. Tele grams were received by the governor trom New Orleans and Austin, Texas, asking that the proposed cotton con ference be held in those citie. Gover nor Morrison would not mk a state ment of thejiroposed conference place, but it ia understood the convention In. all probability will be held ln North Carolina. Woman Mad Welfare Officer. Henderson. By choice of both the Board ot County Commlsioner and v. rv.nnv rtiarrf nf Education, sit ting tn Joint session. Mr. W. B. Wad- dlll ha been elected nperinwnuoui public welfare, eucceedlng W. H. Wet ter. C who ha held th position for the past two year. " Election ot Mr. WaddUl give .nnn m of the few women official in the state holding that po rtion. Mr. Wsddlll IS a woman wu hat alwayt been Interested ln the wel fare and uplift of children. 1 Two Auto Fatalltlo. New Bern. Jesse Grainger, age 21, ot Kinston, fatally Injured In an auto mobile accident died. Thl brought th death list from the wreck to two. Jame Parrott hav ing been killed instantly when the ac cident occurred. Herbert Temple, third passenger, Is till unconsclou , but it expected to recover at there seemt to be no com plications. All three were students the past year at the University ot North Caro lina. : :.,, . V . WAYNE COUNTY THE 8CENE OP GREAT MANY SEIZURES AND ARRESTS RECENTLY. THREE DEATHS BY LIGHTNING A Terrlflo Electrical Storm 8weepa Over the County, Which, It It Said, Seriously Damaged the Crops. Ooldsboro. Sheriff Grant captured two large stills at Pikevllle and de stroyed a large quantity ot beer. This officer and his deputies have captured fifty stills during the past tew weeks and a number of arrests hart been made. , According to reports received here, George and Robert Herring, brothers, and a young man named Crumpler, were Instantly killed, by lightning near Pikevllle, thl county, during a ter rific electrical storm which swept over moBt of the county about B o'clock, and which is tald to have seriously damaged crops. The young men, it It tald, had taken shelter under a tobacco barn with a party of six diners, among whom were two young women, all of whom were knocked senseless by the stroke, but were not seriously Injured, with the exception of one ot the men of the party, who Is said to have had all his tee'h knocked out Just as he was In the act of placing hla hand over bit mouth to stifle a yawn. The same stroke killed two dogs, a valuable mule and uprooted several big trees nearby. Winston-Salem When Harry Clark, Negro, was taken to a hospital in Statesville suffering from a pistol wound .said to have been Inflicted by his sister-in-law, an X-ray examina tion showed that the bullet bad lodged In the wall of the man's heart. Get ting a dying statement was in order, but Clark proceeded to recover rap Idly and It now at home. He it still carrying the lead tn hit heart, ap parently without discomfort Shelby. Mrs. Ann Osborne, widow of the late Dr. J. A. Osborne, and the mother of Dr. J. R. Osborne, ot Shel by, celebrated her (3rd birthday an niversary ln upper Cleveland with all of her children but one around her. She it hale and hearty. Cleveland has many non-genarlans and at least one centenarian, Enoch Parker, aged 101. Newton. iabe B. Honeycntt well- known barber, was found dead near the street ln North Newton, and Jesse Combs, the last man with him, fell from a motor truck while en route from North Newton to attend the Inquest at a local undertaking estab lishment and sustained a fracture of the skull from which he died a few minutes later. Washington (Special). The nomi nation of Frank A. Linney, republican state chairman of North Carolina, to be federal attorney for the western North Carolina district, was conflrm- hv the senate after opposition had been voiced over his position on the question ot negro voting. The vote wat said to have been 31 to 17. Lenoir. Over one-fourth ot the total population of Caldwell county completed the typhoid treatment under Dr. Elsley. A total of 6,691 persons took the treatment This represents 27.4 per cent ot the county's popula tion. Lenoir led with 1,136 taking the treatment Concord. The Locke Cotton Mllle, of thlt city,' which have been closed down on account of a strike since February 14, hare resumed operation. High Point. Electing James F. Bar rett, of Asheville, president nd se lecting Wilmington at the place fof the meeting next year, the North Car olina Federation of Labor closed lt fifteenth annual session here. Working Central Caroline. Statesville. J. Paul Leonard will spend the week in the central Caro lina In the Interest of the three tate organizations of which he Is secretary, vix: The North Carolina Merchant association, the North Carolina Cloth iers' association and the Merchant Mutual Fire Insurance company. Mr. Leonard will be Joined at Winston Salem by Frank E. Griffith, secretary of the Winston-Salem Retail Mer chanU association. They filled their first engagement at Sanford, where they epoke to the merchant. New Rail Connection. Raleigh. An Immediate campaign to secure authority for the issurance of bonds not to exceed $800,000 for the purpose ot extension ot the railroad of th Montgomery Lumber company from Rolesvllle to Raleigh, a distance of about 20 miles, wat determined upon at a meeting ot the directors of the Raleigh chamber ot commerce. Thlt road would give Raleigh direct connection with the Atlantic Coast Line at Rocky Mount The director also laid plant for the membership campaign. , Double Tax Rate In Lenoir. Kinston. The 1921-22 tax levy fln Lenoir county will be $1.04 per $10r of property against 67 cents the lasty fis cal year and $1.8$ 2-1 the year betre, it wsl announced trom the offle of the ifimmtssioner. The new! levy mean the "peak" of the local tax bur' n. It wa tated. Steady dqlrease of i lew 1 expected annually after i'i year.- . '. f the new levy 39 cent go to sc., maintenance, 10 to eneral eof jr purposes, 20 for 4 ferti -et and t to the boa nd, ! -V.