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ROANOKE RAPIDS HERALD, ROANOKE RAPIDS, N. 0.
"A 1 1 IMPORTANT NEWS THE WORLD OVER IMPORTANT HAPPENINGS OP THIS AND OTHER NATIONS FOR EVEN OAYS OIVEN THE HEWS jTlHE SOUTH What Is Taking Place In Tha South, land WHI. Be Pound In Brlaf Paragrapha Foreign In spite of the intimation of Pre mier Briand that the British and French delegations were deadlocked on the Stleslan Question, and the feel ing in diplomatic circles that this was the real reason underlying Lloyd George's announcement of his decision to return to England, the French for eign office denies that a rupture has occurred. The United States shipping board steamer Black Arrow sank recently oft Cape Vllano, on the west coast ' ot Spain. The crew and passengers were saved, but the ship and cargo are a to tal loss. It has been officially announced that the receipt of'Eamonn de Valera's re ply to the British fovernment on the Irish peace proposals, necessitating early action by the British cabinet, is the read reason for Lloyd-George's de parture from Paris. Col. George Harvey, United States ambassador to Great Britain, an "ob server" at the supreme council meet ing in Paris, spoke up for the first time since the conferences began. He of fered to obtain more complete Infor mation to assist the allies In whatever they may do to alleviate Russia's dls tresa and to that end haa cabled bis government at Washington. Negotiations between representa tives ot American and British shipping interests on the question of freight rates for Egyptian cotton have been broken off, according to advices from Alexandria. I The pope has named Bishop Michael J. Curley of St Augustine, Fla, as archbishop of Baltimore, which is the achepiscopal see of the Roman Cath olic church in the United States. I An explosion in the Hlnoshlma ar tillery magazine is reported to have injured or killed over two thousand Japs. It is reported in Lindsay, Ontario, that Gen. Sir Sam Hughes, former Can adian minister of militia and an out standing figure In Canada's war ef fort, is at the point ot death. All members of the Irish Republican parliament now in custody will be re leased, with one exception, in antici pation of the meeting of the parlia ment called for August II, according to Dublin advices. Of the entire Spanish detachment which defended Zeluan against the on slaught of the Moors, only Lieutenant Bravo and eight soldiers managed to save themselves by jumping into the sea. Washington Frank A. Llnney, Republican state chairman of North Carolina, to be federal attorney for the western North Carolina district, has been confirmed by the vote ot 31 to 17. Congressional investigation of the American Legion's organization and alleged "scandalous and disgraceful conduct ot a small coterie ot self-con stitution, self-perpetuating officials,' has been asked In a petition present by to Vice President Coolldge and Speaker Glllett congressman W. C. Lankford of Georgia advocated in the house, re cently, the passage of his' $500,000,000 farmers' relief bill, which provides for immediate purchase through the war nnance corporation from banks, either national or state, farmers' notes matur ing within tbrei years from the pass age ot the act and secured by either nrst or second trust deeds or liens. The packer control bill, a subject cf contention In congress for nearly a score of years, was passed finally by me nouse without a record vote and sent to the White House for executive action. , Formal invitations to the Washing . ton disarmament arid pacific confer ence will be sent, shortly now that agreement on the date for the opening ot tne conference practically has been practically has been reached. Offi cial notification from Japan that she accepts November 11 as the date will make the agreement unanimous. This notification is expected hourly. Even more extensive changes in tax levies than were agreed upon at the white house conference between Pres ident Harding anj Republican leaders ot the house ot representatives have been voted tentatively by the majority members ot the ways and means com mittee. , The federal trade commission was directed, under a resolution adopted recently by the senate, to Investigate conditions of tobacco trade, Including prices to producers and consumers. President Harding probably will open the Washington disarmament and pacific conference personally, it was strongly indicated on high author ity at the White House recently. The Willls-CamtfbeJl anti-beer bill w passed by the senate recently, 39 toF20, and sent to conference wlth the. prospect of its final enactment be fori the Week-end. - sVeed-up orders hare been given-eon-gresi under an agreement betweeii the president and Republican leaders pro viding! the agricultural cntto ulieas ure Ul enacted and the house pauses 'the U.ii'Jsion MIL -: A General Pershing, it is announ. d, approves the new "Sam Browne" b V. The aojise policy of assessing tar. duties on (be basis ot American va I V atlon ot Imported merchandise cepted by lpublican members senate finance committee, a&i they failed trt reach an agreemei A definite hospitalization program tor former service men invoking the immediate expenditure of $6,110,000, The new program is said to have the approval of Secretary Mellon. Dlplomatlo negotiations preliminary to the disarmament inference reach- ed a formal stage tor the first time the other day when the state department drafted notes of invitation to the five powers that are to be asked to partic ipate. Jobs for 1,000,000 idle men will be provided if congress passes the ad ministration's railroad credits bill Eugene Meyers, head of the War Fin ance, declared recently before the sen ate Interstate commerce committee in in opening hearings on the bill. A double-barreled campaign for open sessions of the forthcoming disarma ment conference was on here, under the leadership of Senators Hiram Johnson, Borah and other senate In dependents. Former agents of the alien property custodian are now in Germany trying to get retainers from German dye com panies seeking American business, H. O. Met, New York dye maker declar ed recently in resuming his opposition to the proposed dye embargo before the senate finance committee. A bill authorizing the.prosldent to confer congressional medal of honor and the distinguished service cross on the unidentified American soldier who will be burled in Arlington na tional cemetery by November 11, has been passed by the house and sent to the senate. Announcement of renewed InslBteno by the United States upo nadjustment on the lines of the White award of the boundary dispute between Costa Rica and Panama Is forecast at the state department as the next step in the controversy between the . two repub lics. Tbe whole question of prohibition as it operates in the United States has been thrown open in the senate. An anti-beer bill was passed, with twenty senators voting against It, after a de bate which Indicated the first organiz ed reaction toward .present-day en forcement ot the Volstead act. While tbey did not succeed in defeating the bill, or In sending it back to commit tee, the opposition group did achieve the passage of an amendment which requires every enforcement officer to obtal na search warrant before he sets forth on the liquor trail, a provision which "rduys" declared would "nullity1 the Volstead law. . Easior cres for farmers, provided for by the bill which passed the senate will provide some relief for the present disorganized condition of agriculture, representative ot the farmers says. Tbe war department has 1,000 com missions for second lieutenants and only 126 applicants. Cost of labor allowances to railroads tor the six months guarantee period following government control will in clude only increased wages and not alleged "Inefficiency of labor" factors, under a decision handed down by the Interstate commerce commission. Domestic Reports that five persons had been killed and ten or twelve injured when train No. 13 on the Yazoo and Missis sippi Valley railroad hit a truck at a grade crossing at Anguilla, Miss., were received at Vlckburg, Dr. J. E. Slaughter, a planter, was shot and killed at his plantation at Schlater, near Greenwood, Miss., by a negro tenant farmer who escaped, but was reported surounded by a sher iffs posse In a woods near the scene of the killing. Two men were killed and five in jured, three seriously, when the party was burled under several tons ot de bris by a fall ot rock in No. 6 shaft of the Qulncy, Mich., mine. The cave- In was caused by an air-blast. Ten ot the nineteen Craighead coun ty, Arkansas, farmers recently convict ed on charges ot night riding arrived at the state pentitentlary at Little Rock to begin their sentences. Their arrival was delayed because of time allowed them to cultivate their crops. They will serve terms ranging from two months to one year, Rear Admiral George Fink Kutx U. S.(N., retired, said to be tbe sec ond oldest living rear admiral in the navy, died at San Francisco recently, at the age ot 86. He participated In most ot the Important engagements ot the Civil war Governor Small ot Illinois, under ar rest In connection with charges ot mis use ot public funds and embezzlement while he was started treasurer, has de manded a change ot venue and an im mediate trial As the result of a quarrel over 'moonshine" Emmett Bates, 18, is dead, and Clarence Wells, 19, is held In the Wise, Vs., jail in connection with the killing, Fourteen-year-old James Burnett, alias Charles Hlckson, Is being held in the Waifs' Home, New Orleans, while the police are Investigating a story Imputed to the boy that four months ago he killed a companion in Dalton, Ga., and then fled to New Orleans. Rev. James E. Coyle, tor many years reotor ot St Paul's Cathollo church, died at a hospital after having been shot three times by Rev. E. R. Stephen son, Methodist minister. Stephenson went to tbe county jail and surrender ed. The cause Is given that the Cath olic priest performed a marriage cere mony between tbe Methodist minister's daughter and a Catholic. An Indictment charging murder was voted against A C. Burch, held in con nection with the slaying of J. B. Ken nedy. Kennedy was shot in the1 back of the bed. , Tbe body of Miss Maud Gilbert was taken from tbe canal near Miami, Fia., by divers at the point where the touring car in which she was riding with E. F. White is alleged to have plunged Into the wa;er. The bouy.wua only partly clothed. ' " A search of tbe room occupied by W. A High tower, a baker, who led the police to the grave of Rev. Patrick Hef- lin, missing priest' revealed a rifle, bloody pieces ot burlap and clipping ) - from San Francisco newspapers show 3 lng the amount of the feward offered for tho priest's return. Majestic, 1 ..' ...j 'AW v . ;-VVf . ; A X ' f ' 1 'US 14? I? r, 3d pi This picture, based on the builder's drawing, Is the Brst to be published of the world's hlKKext ship the Majes tic, now being completed at Hamburg. The Majestic registers 56.000 tons about 60 times us large as any of the packet ships of n century ago and nearly equal to the entire tonnage of the 132 ships which formed the famed Spanish irmnau. its dimensions: length overall, sengers, ana win carry a crew ot l.ou. Will Use Gas on Nevada Law Provides Peculiar Form of Execution for Men Convicted of Murder. CHAMBER IN NEW PRISON State Architect Ordered to Plan Cham ber Where Witnesses In Safety May See Man Die Some Say Method Is Cruel and Barbarous. Carson City, Key. In this capital city of Nevada they are building a new state penitentiary which will con tain a lethal gas chamber for the exe cution of condemned criminals. Under a law passed at the recent session of the stute legislature all per sons condemned to deuth In this state must be killed by the administration of lethal gas. The laws affecting the death pen alty have been out of the ordinary In this state for a number of years past Under certain restrictions the con demned criminal has been able to choose his own method of execution. The last man to die at the bunds of the state was one Mlrcovlch, who, in the language of Gov. Emmet D. Boyle, "accepted shooting." The con demned man was seated in a chair in the prison yard with his back to wall. A diagram was fixed upon bis clothing. A company of men were engaged to shoot at the living target All the riflemen were expert marks men. As they entered the prison yard they were handed loaded weap ons. Some of the guns contained blanks and others were loaded with steel bnlleted shells. 'No member of the firing squad knew what his rifle contained. Death Was Instantaneous. After the single crash of the volley that snuffed out the forfeited life It was found the figure . "8" traced on his breast hod been perfectly per forated by the bullets, which were found to have plugged the back of the cbalr on which he sat. The chair of the state's "shooting gallery" Is one of the gruesome objects of curi osity which you can see In the old prison yard. The figure "8" Is very accurately outlined In the wood where the bullets lodged after they sped through the human body. Those who witnessed the execution sny that death was practically Instan taneous. The physicians believe that shooting is the quickest, least painful and most humane method of execution. The new law has precipitated much discussion. There are many lawyers In Nevada who hold that a criminal may not be legally executed by lethal gas. They say It is unconstitutional because It violates the constitutional prohibition against cruel, barbarous and unusual punishment. There is sufficient weight to this contention in the minds of the members of the prison board so that they have care fully preserved the gallows for such use as may be necessary. Gov. Emmet D. Boyle, head of the state, who signed thfe bill making tbe lethal gas execution legal, holds that It Is perfectly feasible and constitu tional. "There are a number of lethal gases that may be employed," he told me. "Any will produce practically Instant death. I satisfied myself thor oughly concerning this phase of the proposition before I signed the bill. I am convinced that this method of execution can be simply administered and will be effective. Use Mechanical Methods, "The gas will be administered by some person designated by the war den. It will be administered by me chanical methods. The execution by this method will not be painful. "I do not think, however, It Is re lated in any respect to the abolition of the death penalty. "No actual steps . have yet been taken to provide the facilities for the OWA WAGES WAR ON RATS Campaign, Which Lasts Six Weettt, Re sults In Extermination of 1,500,- 7 . ' 000 of These Pests. Des Moines, la. Aroused by ihe army of rats 'that overran the state, Iowa recently ended a crusade to r the country of some of these pest. War on the rodents -was declan when It was announced that they ccfct the farmers of Iowa, at a conservative estimate. 100,000,000. annually. Th the Largest Ship in r; u til .. - - "' , , , .""wis,, J(ll .l..,S;t...?: U.H feet; brenuth,.l(X) feet; draft, 40 Turbine engines u rive four screws nud Lethal Convidls use of the law. We are not a very populous state and we have no one waiting the death penalty, For this reason we are not making great haste In getting ready for executions which may not occur for many years. The ticklish Job of providing the conveniences for sending a human be ing across the great divide by lethal gas has been assigned to the state architect. He must build a chamber In which the victim may be housed while the watchers and witnesses pro vided by law are present while he is put to death. As Is well known In connection with the lethal gases used during the war, the slightest diffusion of these elements caused widespread havoc. It Is not possible to build a chnm ber which is relatively' hermetically sealed, because It will not permit Hint the provision of the law be carried out. Neither Is a glass chamber feasible. The likelihood Is that the death clinmber will be so built that the gases will be blown away from the necessary witnesses and watchers if any fumes should escape. Absolutely Painless. It is anticipated the gas will be ad ministered much as gus Is adminis tered to a patient In a dental chair or to a person preparing for a surgical operation. In other words, It will be a form of anesthesia, and the admin istrator wIH probably be an expert anaesthetlclan chosen from among physicians or male nurses. Those who favor this method of dealing death de clare It is absolutely painless. Most of the advocates of the measure be lieve that the condemned criminal should be given a sleeping potion in his food and that the lethal gas should J$Mhi Iter -.7 SOME OF BIG QUESTIONS IN PACIFIC B7 m A By the treaty of Versailles Ger man rights In the Chinese province of bhuntung were transferred to Japan. The United States senate adopted a reservation in the treaty withholding American acquiescence In this trans fer. China refused to sign the treaty because of It. B Japanese forces are still occupy ing parts of the Siberian coast prov inces. Japan has also occupied ' the north or Russian half of tbe Island of Sakhnlla , C Yap is the Important cable sta tion islet, a mandate over which was Irregularly awarded to Japan by the allied supreme council. President Wil son had made a reservation on Tap and the United States has not relinquished Its right to participate In the disposi tion of these former German posses-, sions, turned over by Germany to the live allied and associated powers. . destroy . about $20,000,000 worth of poultry and $40,000,000 In grain yearly. Great Interest was aroused and the campaign was made a big success by the fact that real prizes were offered for the champion rat , killers in the state. When once started, the orig inal fund was supplemented by county farm bureaus, .civic organizations, ana business Arms until It was swelled to $10,000.. .. i, . . ' ; The county fund, established by tbe farm bureaus, was for the locy county the World , : i ...sjaw na X A ' , ' ', 1 -;-,:'- ,- "t'k Ik.'. ' feet. It will accommodate 3,530 pas the boilers are heuted by oil flume. p.4'-.".-."."-".--."'.......lII.M.I., Lightning Photographs Tree on Boy's Back Eastman, Ga. Struck by a bolt of lightning, Travis, young est son of J. J. Grlmsley, lives and is carrying on his back a photograph of a cedur tree. The boy waa sitting In a swing on the front porch of his home when a flush shattered a cedar tree a few feet from the house. The current passed through the boy's body, render ing the youth unconscious. He recovered In a ft-w minutes and members of the family found a photographic plate of a tree on his back. Jakle Burch, fifteen, son of O. C, Burch, was also struck by lightning. A round hole was burned in his cap. He was un conscious for only .a few min utes be administered In the subsequent slumber. - Tbe claim that no gas can be administered without awakening the sleeper is disputed. World-wide interest has already focused upon the state with its vast area and its small population on ac count of this extraordinary death pen alty. Students of prison reform are divided concerning the humanity of the measure. Its application will be wntched with exceptional Interest by scientific organizations and colleges. There is little likelihood, however, that Nevada will permit the -execution to become a public show. Executions are not popular In Nevada. There is a very active sentiment against carry ing out the death penalty. Since the state was admitted to the Union only six men have been condemned to death, and of these only two were al lowed to be executed. Arnold Kruckman in New York World. MEW ZEALAND I) Mandates over the Caroline and Marshall Islands were awarded to Ja pan by the allied supreme council. The American delegation to the peace con ference did not contest these assign ments. E Guam is the most important American naval base In tbe western half of the Pacific. - F Hawaii is the most Important American base In the middle Pacific. G The Philippines, an exposed American outpost in the Far East, can be held only If the United States can maintain a fleet In the Pacific based on Hawaii and Guam. II The German part of New Guinea was assigned to Australia. I The German portion of the Samoa Islands was assigned to New Zealand. J Wake island, which belongs to the United States.' winners, and the state prize for state winners. Thousands of lowans enlist ed in the crusade, and at the end ol the contest, which lasted six weeks, Iowa had killed 1,500,000 rodents. Continue to Invade California. . Washington. California's Japanese population in 1020 was : 71,952 as agRlnst 41,356 in 1910, according to census figures. . The state also con talned 88,763 negroes, 17,300 Indians, 28,812 Chinese and other alien race. '.. , " -t i.i. i ji u i iii mmmmwmx4mommmmtMmmmm am sm ''"""" ' r , jr. ;j,js GOOD COLLECTIONS FROM AUTO OWNERS RECEIPT FOR THE MONTH OF JULY REACHED TOTAL OF $1,498,499X5. INTEREST PAID BY GASOLINE Chairman of the Highway Commlslon Says Sum Collected Will be Spent Before End of Present Month. Raleigh. Automobile tax collected by the state for the month of July amounted .o $1,498,499.25 and tbe gasoline tax for the same period, amounting to $57,- 877 At, ran tbe state's revenue from two sources alone well above the mil lion and a half mark. The gasolne tax is in excess of the collections for June while the automo bile tax Is a little under the month pre vious. There are many licenses yet to be renewed and the total tax on auto mobiles for the season, Independent of the "floating" collections at other periods of the year, will run the amount well above $3,000,000. Tbe gasoline tax goes to pay the in terest on tbe outstanding notes for construction funds while the blgge sums are being used exclusively for construction purposes. Chairman Frank Page, of the state highway com mission, has informed State Treasurer Lacy that the, sum collected during the rush season will be spent before the end of the present month. . With these expenditures ' on the roads, tbe state will then touch for the second time its $10,000,000 allow ance for the year. Postmaster Examinations. Washington, (Special) Examina tions will be held September 10 tor postmasters at the folowlng places: Angler, Badln, Banners Elk, Bay- boro, Black Mountain, Candler, Can dor, Caroleen, Clarkton, Cleveland, Cliffslde, Connolly Springs, Cooleemee, Council, Elon College, Fletcher, Fraak- lln, Garrysburg, Hope Hills, Hunters ville, Lake Junaluska, Leaksvllle, Lowell, Mayodan, Moncure, Montreat, Morven, Newport, Parkton, Plnetops, Polkton Pomona, Princeton, Rlchlands Rural Hall, Sanatorium, Seaboard, Sparta, Stony Point, Trenton, Vass, WeavervUle, west Jefferson, Whlta- kers, Whfttler, Woodland. Chalmers L. Sims has been appoint ed postmaster at Harrlsburg, Cabarrus county, vice Dwright L. Morrison, re signed. Probable Compromise on Power. Negotiations looking to a compro mise of the differences over power rates now existing between the cotton mills and the Southern Power com pany are well under way, according to reml-offtclal information given out here. It Is expected here that an agree ment will be reached within the next few days by which all litigation save that Involving the North Carolina Pub lic Service company, will be stopped. Charter for Pesnut Growers. The peanut growers of Virginia and North Carolina have secured the char ter for their new and enlarged organl zatton, which will bear the short and expressive name "Peanut Growers Ex change, Inc.," The minimum capital stock is placed at $151,000. Of this amount $150,000 is common and $1,000 preferred stock. The Southern Training School, The Southern Training School for Christian Leadership will be held at Hue Ridge the week of August 23 to Sentember 1. It will be under the auspices of the Sunday School asso ciations of South Carolina, Kentucky, Alabama. Tennessee, Florida and Geor gia. This is the first year for this training school, which promises to be come an annual Institution. New Chaplain of N. S. U. C. V. General James I. Metts announces the appointment of Rev. Edmond Joy- ner, of Edgemont, as chaplain of the North Carolina Division of the United Confederate Veterans. Meeting of Guernsey Breeders. The mid-summer meeting of the North Carolina Guernsey Breeders as sociation will be held at ,'BeImont Farms." F. H. and J. L. Beall. owners, Llnwood, Davidson county, Thursday, August 25th, according to announce ment made by T. D. Brown secretary, Among the speakers are R. H. L. Chlcester, of Fredericksburg, Va., R, M. Hooper, of Wlsacky, S. C, W. W. Fltzpatrlcky, Clemson College, S. C. and J. A. Arey, dairy division, Depart ment of Agriculture, Raleigh. There will be two sessions dally. 8ome New Corporations. Charters were filed with the Secre tary of State for the following corpora tions to do business in North Carolina: Johnson Miller company, ot Statea- vllle, to conduct a general furniture business with $100,000 authorized capi tal and $6,000 subscribed. - Farmers Economy Store company, ot Granite Quarry, with $25,000 author ized capital and (800 subscribed by J. Honbarrler, of Granite Quarry, J. H. and C. F. Prick, ot Salisbury; Oransre Motorcompany of Hillsboro, with $50,000 authorized capital. Big Income From Insurance. Money paid into the state depart ment of insurance for the year ending April 1, 1920 increased $230 211.62 as compared with the receipts of the pre vious year, according to figures in the annual report ot insurance commis sioner S. W. Wade, The gross total tor the year was $980,670,05, as torn pared with $750,459.43 tor preceding year. , 'r .' ;; ' ." -. v' During the year past the insurance department paid into the state treas ury $830,537.48 after paying all the ex penses of operating the department Grand Encampment of I. 0. 0, Pt'ti The Grand Encampment of the IndeJ pendent Order , of Od4 .Fellows ot North Carolina met in its 74th annual session AuguBt 9th in the hall of Bu- ena Vista Lodge, No. 21, In the city ot! Greensboro. At the afternoon evsslonl the Grand Encampment degree wasl conferred on new members, the re- ports of the grand officers submitted, various committees appointed and matters of routine business trans acted, ' On Tuesday night the degree staff of Ashevllle Encampment No. 2, conferred the Patrlarenlal, Golden Rule and Royal Purple degrees on a number of candidates. This is prob ably the best encampment degree staff In North Carolina and a large number ot members of the Patriarchal branch of the order were present to witness this exemplification of the encamp ment degrees. The officers of the Grand Encamp ment are as follows, Grand Patriarch, C. H, Belne, Raleigh; Grand High Priest, A. C. Melvtn, Durham; Grand Senior Warden, J. C. Wright, Shlloh; Grand Junior Warden, D. W. Davis, Goldsboro; Grand Scribe, L. W. Jean eret, Ashevllle; Grand Treasurer, John E. Wood, Wilmington; Grand Marshal, H. A. Ballard. Ashevllle; Grand Senti nel, D. R. Atken, Greensboro; Grand Outside Sentinel, H. G. Godfrey, Eliza beth City; Grand Representative, John D. Berry, Raleigh. Decrease In Pellagra. Dr. W. S. Rankin, secretary of the State Board of Health, has returned from Washington, where he has been In conference with other public health officials from the South and represen tatives of the Federal bureau of health and Red Cross officials. Dr. Rankin has stated that so far as the records of his office show there has been a (Vcrease in pellagra. The Coming Legion Convention, "Hendersonville and her environs will be turned .over completely to the former service men when they gath ered there for the annual convention of the North Carolina state depart ment ot the American legion on Au gust 26-27," was the statement ot Wal ter B. Smith, of Hendersonville, chair man of the entertainment features of ' the convention. Reason for Webb Reslgnatlvm.' Washington, (Special). It is new understood that Marshal Webb was asked to resign because of editorials fc The Citizen, which he partly owns, criticising the administration. The attorney general has been ask el if that is not tbe case, but he is out of the city and will not answer until he gets back. He may put his action on other grounds. Trying to Secure Pension. Representative Weaver is making an effort to get $10,000 for Mrs. Laura E. Alexander, widow ot Samuel H. Alexander, who died from injuries re ceived in the defense of the Emma postofftce, where he was assistant . postmaster when it was attacked by robbers years ago. Phychlatrtst to Be Employed. Announcement was made here by Mrs. Clarence Johnson, commissioner of state welfare, of the employment of a director of child helping and a phychlatrlst who will divide time be tween the board of charities and wel fare and the University of North Car- ollna. 8enator Ladd to Speak. Washington, (Special). United States Senator Ladd, of North Dako ta, and Gov. Thomas Campbell of Art tona, will t-e among the speakers at the Southern Tariff Congress to be held in Greensboro, N. C, August 15 and 16. Will Not Buy Kenllworth Inn. 1 The government will not buy Ken- nelworth Inn. That tact became known sometime ago. It will give It up as a hospital when the lease Is out Minerals and Forestry Exhibit As state geologist, Colonel Joseph Hyde Pratt, will have to do with plac ing both minerals and forestry exhi bits in the Made-tn-the-Carollnas ex position. He plans to exhibit a large array of both forestry and mineral products, in both of which, North Car olina has a great variety. Viaduct to School for Blind. If the state will Indemnify the city against finaanclai loss, the city ot Ra leigh will require the Southern and Seaboard railroads to construct a via duct over their tracks at Ashe avenue leading to the new grounds, accord ing to a tentative agreement reached between the city commissioners and representatives of the board of trus tees ot the State School for the Blind. Attorney General J. S. Manning ap peared with the Supt Llneberry and . members ot the board before the com missioners. Inspected Disputed Routes. Chairman Frank Page ot the State highway commission, and highway en gineer Charles M. Upham went to For rest City where they, together with. Commissioners McGlrt and Stikelea ther, and inspected the disputed routes of the highway between Ruth ertorton and the South Carolina line. ' Mr. Page and Mr. Upham continued their trip to Ashevllle. i The two factions contending over the routing of the road agreed to have . the chairman examine ih roads and report to the full omm'ssicn. Prepare for Wlnter-Tourlsta. , , , Henderson and South Hill are work ing vigorously to get the road from South Hill to Henderson in good con' dttion so that the tourist cars hound south this winter will be routed by way Ot those places.' Coming by thos places, it would also come by Raleigh. It Is aajd that the proressinn ot southbound cars has already startod and that it is Important that the road between the new bridge at South Hill and Henderson be gotten In shape. Ten thousand tourists traveled front ' north to south last fall and winter. , ( . , ,, ,., .in 11 ii.l 1