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ROANOKE RAPIDS HERALD, ROANOKE RAPIDS, N. C.
JAPAN HAS JOINED IHE OTHER POWERS A VERY GENERAL EXPRESSION FOR CHINA'S ASPIRATIONS 13 NOTED EVERYWHERE. CLAIMS NO SPECIAL RIGHTS Regret Tendency Toward a Detailed Examination of Innumerable Minor Matter In the Far East. Washington. Japan Joined with the other powers in an expression ol sym uathy with the national aspirations ol China, but added a postscript regret- .--.I ...n.w1a a latllllorl ling any lenueucy iuwa.ua examination by the armament comer ence Into "innumerable minor mat ters" In the far eaet. In a statement omitting mention of specific points of controversy between the two countries, the Japanese dele gation Informed the conference dele gates that their government claimed no "special rights and privileges" in the procurement of raw materials from China, harboring no "policy of territorial aggrandizement" at China's expense, and was ready to Join in any readlustment of extra-territorial rights which appeared "fair and sat isfactory." In turn Great Britain, France, It aly, The Netherlands, Belgium and Portugal expressed in broad terms their desire for the emancipation of China through commercial liberty and preserved territorial Integrity, a general position already having the adherence of the United States. i Ford It Very Confident. i New York. "You bet It's going I through," Henry Ford said regarding his proposal to buy and lease the Mus cle Shoals, Alabama, nitrate and water power projects. The terms, he said, were up to the government. Mr. Ford, who conferred here with Thomas A. Edison, regarding the Mus cle Shoals project, was asked If he proposed to compete with Chile "If we can't beat the Chileans, we ought to quit," he asserted. Facta Only Wanted of Experts. Wiishn?nn Secretary Huithes and his associates of the American delegation have no intention of sur rendering to the naval experts the for mulation of any policies to guide American action in naval or other questions pertaining to the armament conference. It was made plain that the function of the experts was strictly that of de veloping the facts. Determination of policies upon those facts is the reserv ed right of the civilians who make up the American delegation. Thousands of Acres Submerged. Terre Haute, Ind. Thousands of acres of lowlands in the Wabash val ley are under water and reat prop erty damage has resulted from high water caused by recent rains. The Wabash river reached a stage ot 14; (eet and was still rising. Appropriations of $60,000,000. Washington. The war finance cor poration has made available for the movement of Southern cotton, loans aDDroximatlng $60,000,000. Of this $14,500,000 has already been delivered i to loan organizations. The remainder Is awaiting demand of those whose re quests for loans have been favorably acted upon. ' Huns May Postpone Payments. Berlin. Future installments of Ger man reparations may be postponed after those due in January and Febru ary are paid after the allies are con vinced of Germany's sincerity, it was stated semi officially after a final con ference between Chancellor Wlrth and members of the reparations commis sion. Reductions In Wages Accepted. Omoha, Neb. Employes of the Cu dahy Packing company in Sioux City, Iowa, have decided to accept a wage reduction similar to that accepted by the Armour & Co. and other packing house workers in Chicago, it was an nounced by the company. Seven Killed In Funeral Car. Chicago. Seven persons were kill ed and a funeral limousine in which they were riding ' was demolished when a fast Santa Fe train crashed into the machine. Martial Law In Coal Fields. j Walsenburg, Coyo. The Southern Colorado coal fields under martial law enter i upon the third day ot the min ers' strike against the Colorado Fuel , 4 f rori company's wage reduction with ' the state rangers apparently In firm control of the situation. . I 1 -v Schooner 81 n tram la Sunk. Boston. The five-masted schooner Sintram, converted shipping board steamer, was rammed and sunk off Cape Cod by the tanker David Mc Kelvy In a heavy tog off Cape Cod, ..' Arbuckle Jury Selected. San Francisco. Final selection f the jury and the Introduction ot ex pert medioal testimony were the day's developments . la the manslaughter .' trial of Roscoe C. .("Fatty") Arbuckle In connection with the death ot Vir ginia Rappe. ' . ' ' Pesos With Austria Declared. , Washington. Peace between the United States and Austria was de clared formally in a, proclamation signed by President Harding. ' . Farmer on Reserve Board, i Washington. The next appoint ment to tie federal reserve board would have to be from the ranks of " the tanners under the provisions of a fttrondment to the federal reserve itrodaced la the sennit" by Sena- AFFECTS FOUR SUPER HOODS The Four Shlpi Were to Coat Around 32,000,000 P. S., the Bulk of Which Will Be Saved by Government London. The Admiralty announced thut it had ordered the cessation of all work on the four warships of the super-Hood type. The shipbuild ing firms were notified not to Incur any further liabilities on new naval construction until further notice from the Admiralty. Officials explained that the practi cal effect of the Admiralty's order will be the absolute cessation of all warship work pending the outcome of the Washington conference. Three of the ships were to have been built on the Clyde and the fourth at Newcastle-on-Tyne. The Admiralty order halts work on all the new warships authorized by parliament. Actual construction had not been begun, although It Is under stood virtually all the preliminary work had been completed, The four ships were to cost about 32,060,000 p. s. In all, and the bulk of this sum will be saved by the gov ernment, as a comparatively small amount Is due the constructors for the work accomplished. Anti-Beer Bill Pastes Senate. Washington. The final legislative step for the outlawing of beer and malt liquors for medicinal purposes was taken by the senate. By a vote of 56 to 22, the senate adopted the conference report on the so-called anti-beer bill and the meas ure now goes to the President. Shortage of 1,200,000 Hornet. St. Louis, Mo. There Is a shortage of approximately 1.200,000 homes In the United States, but the outlook for building activities is good, according to members of the commission of the Associated General Contractors of America. Praisea Russian Government. Raleigh. Plans for the democratic form of government that is being worked out in Russia under the direc tion of Lenlns and Trotzky was a fea ture of a speech by Robert Maxwell, one of the delegates at the Fanners' Union convention. Wants Treaty to Prevent Wart. New York. Negotiation of a treaty which would prevent future wars was urged, in conjunction with an agree- j ment to limit navies, by Elbert H. Gary, chairman of the board of the United States Steel corporation Speaker to Lead Indians. Cleveland, Ohio. Tris Speaker has signed a contract to manage the Cleve land American team next season, James C. Dunn, president of the club, announced here. Eight Members of Family Die. Mena, Ark. Eight members of the family of R. E. Weems, at Wickes, Ark., C5 miles south of here, were killed when the Weems home col lapsed during a violent storm. Fifty-eight Pleat of Guilty. New York.Thirty three individuals and 23 corporations, members of the Marble Industry Employers' assocla tion, pleaded guilty to violating the Donnelly anti-trust law. Oppose Ship Canal Project. Savannah, Ga. The Atlantic Deeper Waterways convention adopted reso lutions opposing the St. Lawrence river ship canal project. Develops Spirit of Caution. Tokio. With the waning ot the first enthusiasm over the anticipated relief of armament burdens a spirit of caa tion has developed In Japan. Foch on Continental Tour. New York. Marshal Foch will visit Charlotte, N. C, and Spartanburg, S. C, during his swing about the conti nent, not to end until December 13, when he returns to this city. Great Gas Field Discovered. New Orleans. An enormous natural gas field, with production potentiali ties "unsurpassed in the history of the natural gas industry of the coun try" has been uncovered in northern Louisiana, according to a report made public by engineers of the United States bureau ot mines. Capital Ships Not Displaced. Washington An authoritative state ment of British naval views disclosed that aircraft are not regarded by the British as having displaced capital ships in naval warfare. Gardner In Worse Trouble. Phoenix, Ariz. Roy Gardner, es caped mall robber, who was captured here, had a new charge against him when Sheriff John Montgomery read a warrant to him charging him with criminally assaulting a young g Irl here on October 24. ? Emeraenoy Tariff Extended, i Washington. Signing by President Harding ot the bill to extend the emer gency tariff act until permanent tariff legislation is enacted was announces at the White House. Armament Move Slowing Up. Washington. The Far Eastern na tions await the reply of Japan to China's declaration of rights, and the American move for limitation of na val armaments la slowing up because of objections raised both by Japan and Great Britain. , Mrs. Mark Hanna Dead. Washina-ton. Mrs. Mark Hanna, widow of the former senator, died at her residence here. Protest by Henry Ford, Washington. The secretary of war signed -i the order leasing' the steam auxiliary of the government at Muscle Shoals' td the Alabama ityt com nanv. It Is understood that action was teen over the protest of Henry Fnrd.jwho has submitted, a. bid fo lllfll i "" w- 1 STUDYING HE FAB EASIERN L HEADS OF NINE DELEGATIONS GO INTO CONFERENCE TO OUTLINE POLICIES. CHINA PRESENTS TEN POINTS American Delegation Doea Not Want Negotiations Complicated by the Creation of Sub-Commltteea. Washington Preliminary reconnolt ering gave way to more direct negO' tiation in the endeavors of the disar mament conference to find a solution for the problems of the Far East Sitting as a special committee on the Far Eastern situation, the heads of the nine delegations went Into con ference to outline the respective poli cies by which each will be guided and to work out a plan of procedure that will give each of these policies a fair show. The ten points presented by China with the general backing of the Unit ed States formed the basis of the day's exchanges, which were designed to develop step by step the exact atti tude of the nine delegations. No one expected this process to go very far at this meeting, although the discus sion of a program was considered cer tain to draw out the opinions of the powers as to the relative importance of the topics before them. The opinion of the American dele gation, which appeared to have con siderable support among the repre sentatives of the other powers, was that the Far East negotiations need not be complicated by the creation of sub-committees to deal with special subjects. Monetary Unit Decided On. Tegucigalpa, Honduras. The mone tary unit of the Federation of Central American Republics has been fixed In a decree issued by the provisional federal council. The coin will be of gold and equivalent In value to an American half dollar. It will weigh S38 milligrams, have a fineness of 900 and be called "El Centro Americano." Admiral Kato Asks For Time. Washington. Admiral Baron Kato, on behalf of the Japanese delegation to the Washington conference, asked and received acceptance from the heads of the delegations of the nine participating powers a delay of sev eral days to allow examination of the Far Eastern proposals submitted by China. Forty-eight Advances Approved. Washington. Forty-eight advances aggregating $2,074,000 for agricultural and live stock edby the war finance corpora lon The advances by states included: North Carolina, $100,000; South Carolina, $74,000, and Georgia $127,000. Great Disturbances In India. Bombay, India. Coincident with a procession escorting the Prince of Wales through the city of Bombay, serious disturbances took place In the native quarter, attributed by the au- thorities to agitation by followers of Mahatma Gandhi, the Hindoo "non co-operation is t" leader. Oil Well Burns Furiously. Long Beach, Calif. Gas, which was said to be flowing at the rate of 100, nnn rum ruhin foot a Aav broke through. the casing of a well of the Royal Dutch Shell Oil company at Signal Hill and burst Into flames Much Bootlegging In New York. New York. Between 25 and 30 boot leggers in New York City have de frauded the government out of more than $50,000,000 in 1920 Income taxes and penalties. - Ulster Indorses Negotiations. Liverpool. By an overwhelming majority, the unionist party. In session here, endorsed, with certain reserva tions, the negotiations in progress be tween the British government and the Irish representatives. Newberry Case Up Again. Washington. The senate took np the report of the privileges and elec tion committee on the contest of Henry W. Ford against the seating ot Truman H. Newberry. Llnters Counted as Cotton. Washington. That stock brokers, either through Ignorance or malice, will not discriminate between cotton and llnters Is a very serious matter to the South, Senator Dial ot South Carolina, contends In letters to the bu reau of the census. ' Reduce "As Soon As Possible." New York. The Association of Rail way Executives, representing nearly 201 railroads, decided to put into ef fect a 10 per cent freight rate reduc tion on all arm product "as soon at possible." Te Meet In Washington. ' Ashevllle, N. & Directors and of ficials of the United States Chamber ot Commerce closed their bi-monthly session here with the selection of Washington for the tenth annual meet ing. '" , To Have More Federal Judges. Washington, Favorable report on the Walsh bill to create 23 additional federal district Judges was ordered by the house Judiciary committer -.,., j ' Undoini Church Constitution, Rocky :'. punt, N. C Undoing1 Us constitution' which has been in Effect since it organization In 1830 and which stipulates that Its meoibers should be mf. the North Carolina SSrf'e Bsptlif convention, vosed to irrvt worn f on term oi ewusauj PRQB EMS MID MAINTAIN OPEN DOOR The Question of the Disposition of. the Province of Shantung Wat Not Brought Before Conference. Washington. A detailed statement regarding China's interests and her attitude on Far Eastern questions was made by Minister S?e at the first meeting of the committee on Pacific and Far Eastern questions. v No program for the consideration of Far Eastern questions was agreed upon but the heads ot the delegations of the nine powers forming the com mittee were to meet later to frame an order of procedure. There was no response from the Japanese after China had presented her view of the situation, and, al though some general discussion de veloped, all of the other nations rep resented reserved a detailed statement ot their opinions for later presenta tion. Maintenance of the open door in China was said to have been urged vigorously by Minister Sze, who also spoke strongly for the abolition of se cret treaties affecting China and urg ed that hereafter all such treaties between the powers be made public. The Question of the disposition of the nrovince of Shantung was not brought up. Weeks Host to Foch and Dial. Washington. Secretary of War Weeks was host at a' luncheon In honor of Marshal Foch and General Armando Diaz, military advisers re spectively of the French and Italian delegations to the conference on iinv itatlon of armament. Hear Conference Report. New York. Members of the Asso- ni.tinn nf Railway Executives met here to receive the report of the for mal conference between its execu tive committee and members of the interstate commerce commission at Washington. Mail Car Bandit Captured. Phoenix. Aris. A bandit, captured here at Santa Fe station following an attempt to rob a mail car, was ldentt fled by finger prints as Roy Gardner, who escaped from the Federal peni- tentiary at McNeill's Island. Lewis Has Nothing to Say. Washington John L. Lewis, presi dent of the United Mine Workers of America, declined to discuss the situs- tion in the Kansas coal fields, where striking miners have been ordered to their work. "Blue Beard" Trial Continues. Versailles. The disappearance of Madame Benoist, most prosperous of the eleven alleged victims ot Henri Landru. reputed "Blue Beard of Gam- bais," was taken up at the opening of the ninth day of his trial lor muraer, Charles on Way to Exile Gibraltar Former Emperor Charles of Austria-Hungary and former Em pU Zita are nearing their place of P Ma(Jlera . . . til 111DU VI U1DCI V' - - mer royal royal pair on board, ar rived here. Battleship Maryland Disabled, Boston. The superdreadnaught Maryland, which broke all speed rec ords of her class in a run at lift knots over the Rockland, Maine, trial courge, put in here disabled. She had developed engine trouble. Recommended Free Zonea In Ports. Ashevllle, N. C Establishment of free tones in ports of the United States was recommended by the spe cial committee reporting to the board of directors of the Chamber of Com !merce of the united states in .iuu here. Huoe Llauor Plot Discovered. Chicago. A liquor plot which fed eral agents said Involved proposed bribes ot $50,000 to public officials, suit case full of liquor permits for 87 000 gallons of whiskey, and which linked the names ot several promi nent men of New York and Chicago with the bootlegging trade has been uncovered here, federal officials an nounced. With the seisure of the per mits, two men giving their names as William McCauley and Nathan Ep stein, alleged agents ot the men in volved In the plot, were arrested. New Yorker Diet In London. London. A verdict of death from natural causes was returned after coroner's inquest on the body ot Roger Atkinson Pryor. aged 68, of New Yorx, found dead in his bed at a London hotel. Severe Earthquake Shock Felt Washington. A pronounced earth quake shock was registered on the seismograph at Georgetown univer sity, the estimated distance of the rfUtnrhanrn helnz 1.900 mile from Washington. World Shortage of Cotton. Washington. Prediction ot a world shortage of cotton next summer was made in the tenate by Senator Smith of South Carolina' in peech analys ing the statistics on cotton consump tion tor October. , Five Power In Agreement Washington. The sweeping Ameri can propotal for reduction of naval armament became the accepted funda mental policy of tht armament con ference by the nnanlmou assent oi the five great power. Excise and Soft Drink Taxes. Washington. Agreement on excise and soft drink taxes was reached by the house and senate conferee on the tax revision bill. Miner Refus to Work. . Pittsbuifh. John (Fleming, acting head ot the Howft. miners' organlta- wa tateDeclared none ot e flower V i exander Hows ti ould return to r-k in spite of ireati of the tnlarnatlonat orgy on to revoke d charter i'i RIAND SPEAKS TO PEOPLE OF WORLD HE LIMITATION OF ARMS CON FERENCE LISTENS TO SPEECH BY FRENCH PREMIER. LAYS BARE FRENCH n Electric Phrases, Pictures Ger. many With a Great Faction Whlcn Preaches Military Restoration. r,,t,tin.ntal Hall, Washington. Pre mier Hriand primarily addressed the people ot France and also conuueum. Europe as he defended the military policy ot France which three years after the armistice maintains the larg est standing army in the world. In a dramatic hour, Aristiue ormuu, ovn times Dremier of France, out lined the fears ot France of an at tempt at restoration of Prussianlsm In the former Central Europe empires, and Arthur James Balfour, heading the British delegation, rose in u place and, In solemn words, practical ly pledged Great Britain to the aid of France In any future threat ot the lust of military combination. Briand, strong man of France, ac knowledged by Lloyd George as having the best parliamentary voice iu Eu rope, was at his best as, In electric phrases, he pictured a Germany dis armed physically, but not morally, and with a powerful faction preaching the doctrines of military restoration. Germany, he said, could now mobilize between six million and seven million men trained in war, and her industrial ingenuity would enable her to equip them quickly as a menace to civiliza tion and the world. In the face of that, the rrencn nremler declared, France was ready to reduce her army to half Its former strength, but not to the point which, he said, would expose France to pern. Sharp Cut In Appropriations. Washlnxton. A deficiency appro priation bill carrying approximately $104,000,000, or $86,000,000 less than the $190,000,000 requested by various government departments, was report ed by the house appropriation com mittee. The navy asked for $27,000, 000 and was granted nothing, while the veterans' bureau, which requested $121,000,000, was allotted $65,000,000. First President of New Nation. Washington. Dr. Julio Blanchl, who during the past year was minister of Guatemala to the United Staes, is ex pected to be the first president of tne world's newest nation, the republic of Central America, recently formed by the union ot Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador. Political Aspect Unchanged. Brussels. The legislative elections will not greatly alter the political a pect of parliament on the basis of the results thus far received, according to Premier Wiart. The Catholic par ty appears to have maintained Its ma Jortly. Plan to Organize Clubs. Detroit. Mich. Plans for organizing automobile clubs in small and inter mediate cities throughout the country where such clubs are lacking, were discussed at the annual meeting of the American Automobile association here. Exports Advsnce Wiarply. Washington. Exports of cotton and cottonseed oil advanced Bharply in volume but declined In value in Octo ber as compared with the same month a year ago, according to foreign trade. 8an Juan Governor Assassinated. Buenos Aires. Dr. A. Mable Jones, governor ot the province of San Juan, was assassinated by men armed with rifles as he was alighting from an au tomobile. A friend who was with him was also killed. Two Children Burne4 to Diath. Baltimore.T-Two children, sons ot Rev. F. F. Leonard, wore burned to death in a fire which destroyed the Y. M. C. A. building at the United States coast guard station. Great Cloudburst In Sicily. Messina, Sicily. Cloudbursts have devastated the wide countryside iu the region ot this city, entire villages being swept by floods and lines ot communication broken. Hundreds ot persons are homeless and several are dead. Bale Ginned to November 14. Washington. Total ginnings of the 1921 cotton crop up to November 14 amounted to 7,210 575 bales, an ad dition ot 625,000 bales In the two week prior to November 14. Britain Agree to "S-5-3." Washington. Great Britain ha in dorsed without reservation the "5-5-J" ratio proposed in the American naval limitation plan, It was learned on the highest authority. . ' : : - , ' Oldest Marine Is In Hospital. Washington. The navy depart ment has located the oldest marine. He 1 Sergt. M. M. Bradley, now at Leavenworth hospital, Kansas, is 100 year and three, month old. He en listed in the marines sis year 'before th war between the state. Thirty Case Whiskey Selxtd. Nw Bedford, Mas, The packet sclbouer Romance was escorted Into theVharbor here by th coast guard cutter Acif hnet and boarded cus tom otfi-Is front Boston, wL seised thirty cascf of whiskey. , t 'oht Fir t tea.: tTdllfax. S. Fire In the hold of the NorweifW teamer Nevl. which arrlved herpfrom China witn a cargo i,t nitrar arid nun, threatened to ae- ftroy th keamer.when In th gulf. tre&m, th captain reuona. , . GREAT THRONE IN CHARLOTTE Mecklenburg Populao Turn Out Sol Idly at Unveiling of Bronze Tablet . to Her Dead In World War. Charlotte. Before one of the lane est crowds that has gathered In Char lotte in years, possibly the largest that has ever assembled here, impress slve Armistice day exercises, features ot which were the unveiling of a bronze tablet to the 104 Mecklenburg men who died in the world war and a memorial address by Governor Cam eron Morrison, were held from a stand erected on the step ot the) Mecklen burg county courthouse. ,' Splendid tributes were paid by Gov. ernor Morrison to the men whose names appear on the memorial tablet erected on the right side of the court house, the mothers who . gave those sons for the sake ot the cause, the patriotic men and women who sup ported them, to the former service men, white and colored,. who served their country in the late emergency, and particularly to the American le gion, "the group of men banded to gether to keep the banner of govern ment, and democracy high above the Insidious and demoralising influences that seek to tear it down. An Impressive part of the exercises was the two-minute period of silence observed at 12 o'clock .the mass of hu manity bowing Its head as one man in memory ot the dead soldiers ot the nation. Salisbury Rowan achool are show ing considerable interest In the forthcoming spelling contest to de cide the best speller In the state un der the eighth grade. Every school in the county is expected to Join In the group spellings this week and from these groups will come the representa tives for the county contest which takes place In Salisbury November 16. Two selected from this county con test will be sent to Raleigh to com pete In the state contest. Fayettevllle. A grand Jury investi gation of the death of the eight-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. S. W. Carroll, of this county, whose parents resorted to prayer Instead ot calling a physi cian when the child became ill, is rec ommended by the coroner's Jury fol lowing an inquest held at the request of Dr. E. W. Larkla, county health of ficer, The Jury's finding Is that the boy's parents neglected to call a doc tor and trusted solely in prayer, and that the child died of diphtheria. Charlotte. Forty head of registered Jersey cattle brought $5,610 at the an nual sale of the Mecklenburg County Jersey Breeders' association held at the Selwyn farm near Charlotte. The average price was $144 per head, the females averaging $160 per head. The highest price for an indl vidual animal was $830 paid by Rob ert E. McDowell, a Mecklenburg farmer. Kinston. The international health board, which this year began exten slve malaria eradication experiments in this section, with headquarters here, will enlarge its activities to em brace two entire counties in 1922, it was announced. The counties chosen will be Lenoir, regarded as typical of the section bordering tidewater, and Pamlico, typical of the "sounds coun ties." Ashevllle. Plans for the proposed new school building In West Ashevllle, tentatively completed by 8mlth and Carrier, local architects, have been approved by the state fire insurance department at Raleigh. The plans provided for 16 class rooms and will be a three-story brick structure to cost in the neighborhood ot $100,000. High Point Arthur Lyon was re elected president ot the High Point Baseball association at a meeting ot stockholders ot the organisation. M C. Culler was named vice president and secretary and Eugene H. Jarrett was again selected treasurer. Oxford. R. G. Lasslter and com pany ,of Oxford, was awarded the contract for five miles of roads and bridges, by the national highway com mission to extend from the corporate limits of Oxford northward. Lasslter and company's bid was $145,207.62, 8sw Watson's Exhibit "A" Hanged Ashevllle. Dr. J. J. Everett, of Ashevllle, who was stationed at Is- Sur-TIle, France, during the world war stated that he witnessed the hanging of the American solder, shown in a picture In the possession of Senator Watson, in connection with his charges. Dr. Everett stated that in hi opin ion the hanging ot the soldier was strictly legal, as he had been con victed for an assault on a French girt eight years of age. The picture was recognised by the physician. Newsoms te be Tried Again. Wlnston-Balem. Walter ' Whicker, ot Sonthslde, who Is being held In Charlotte for larceny ot numerous ar ticle from Pullmsn car, was brought to this city and interviewed by local officers regarding charges implicating htm in th larceny ol automobiles be longing to Mr. O. I Miller and May or Jame O. Hane. A result of statement mad by Whicker. Perty N.wnma Of thlS Citf. WHO nS Ug' in ami-ill court, was arrested and will be tried November 1. Top Soiling Hopedale Road. Burlington. Much road building and Improvement plan were discussed at the meeting of the county commls sloners held In the courthouse at Or ham. They passed1' An order providing for top soiling an improving th Hooedale road lesdinkfrom tb Glen eo road to Hopedale ml Th Snow Camp road leadlg into latbra coun ty if rom the SaxaptbaJ M Is under construction, and wl will be one of the bc southern section ti 'completed roads la lunty. ASTOR ABERNATHY El DELINQUENCIES OF BUNCOMBE OFFICIALS ARE REPORTED TO CIRCUIT JUDGE. 1NED OVER TO GRAND JURY The Court 8ald That the Matter waa More Properly One Calling for Action by the Solicitor. Ashevllle, Rev. Arthur Talmage Abernathy, pastor ot the First Chris tian church ot this city, was called to appear, before the Buncombe county superior court grand Jury, following Instructions to tie grand Jury by. Judge Walter E. Brock, in which the court told ot having received a letter. In which serious charges had been! made against public officers of Bun-, combe county. i Judge Brock did not mention the minister's name in hi charge, thougn he told the grand Jury members that' the writer of the letter was present) In court and could be reached im mediately with subpoena. Judge Brock emphasized the seri ousness ot the charges, and express ed the opinion that a man occupying the position of that of the writer cer tainly would not make such allega tions unless he was in a position to prove them. The court said the writ er should have presented his charge to the solicitor, who, no doubt, the court said, would have proceeded to have them investigated." "However," said Judge Brock, "he has chosen to make the charges in a letter written to me, and it Is with pleasure that I proceed with my duty." j Maxtonz-A pecullr accident oc curred near Seven Bridges. A man driving a horse and buggy was run Into by an automobile from the refr, tearing up his buggy. He unhitched his horse and led him Into the road, when Hugh Stewart ran into the horse and broke the horse's leg. Mr. Stewart and others then drove off to get means with which to put the ani mal out of hs misery .when a third automobile came along, ran over the horse and broke his neck. Rocky Mount. Featured by bright pleasant weather, the opening session of the Baptist state convention mark the beginning of what promises to be one of the best of the many good an nual meetings of the Baptist denom ination. The fact that despite the general depressed business condition of the state during all of the fiscal year practically a million dollars wa contributed for missionary and benev olent objects was the cause of an op-; tiraistic expresBlc. , Rocky Mount. Four hundred men employed in the car department of the Atlantic Coast Line rauroao snops here walked out at noon after the management refused to discharge a fellow workman. It was said In union and railroad circle that the employee demanded the dismissal of the work man because he had declined to pay his union dues. New Bern. The North Carolina conference of the Methodist Episco pal church, south, met in its eighty fifth annual session here the feature being reports from the presiding eld ers, an address by President H. N. Snyder, of Wofford college, and re ports from the superannuate preacu ers. wintnn Salem. While working at, L. M. Dlsher' sawmill, seven miles east of Winston-Salem, Samuel White in rnntjict with the circular saw and was probably fatally injured. He lost his right arm ana was omor wise severely hurt. .,inA James Paul Greek who formerly lived in Charlotte, was kill ed August 15 in a battle between Greeks and Turk In Asia Minor, ac cordlg to Information received here. by Harry Paul and Feter rauv wi thers of the soldier. , 1 ES IS CHARGES Twin City's New Hotel Opened. Winston-Salem. Winston-Salem' new million and a quarter hotel, the , Robert E. Lee, wa formally opened with a onuiam u--. ed a memorable event It waa at tended by about 400 representative. citltens anu miuu..v. president R- O. Stockton, of the cham ber tit commerce, was toastmaster and there were bright, sparkling talks by leading citltens, who took a na tive part In the movement to secure the magnificent trncture tor Wlnston-Balem. '' . West Point Examinations. 1 Raleigh. Corporal Richard Erwln of th Charlotte miliary company, wll be one of three member ot the national guard In North s Carolina, standing a preliminary examination here for entrance to West Point. The two highest men in this test wilt' stand a competitive examination with ' ..nl1...l. wm nttHnnit irilArA ATW ganliations in other states, xne oin- er two aspirants in me suiie ser geant William T. Newcomb. ot Hen a , . 1 nn..l A txr Tin m ilton, ot Raleigh. Gardner's Eloquent Appeal. RalBlgh.-O. Mat Gardner paid an eloquent tribute to Stat college' 80- immortal and Its 8,000 former tu dent who were old!er In th world" war in delivering the principal ad dress at, th cornerstone laying of the memorial clock tower being erect- a on tne ejuege grouna. INortn Carolina luruiaucu w w army and thi n of th nation ruuuu dv,uuv wutw 50,000, State cotyg contributed mor). thin 3.000: ; i " . I at ' - . It i ----"7 - f.l ele Shoals, ' i' n-ti-triifi - i