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ROANOKE RAPIDS HERALD, ROANOKE RAPIDS, N. C.
DRASTIC SENTENCES IMPOSED 10 TO CUT OUT FOREIGN COURTS E TAX REVISION ACT NOW LAW CONFERENCE SEEMS TO IGNORE EUROPE ludge McElroy at Recent Session of Iredell County Court, gave Liquor Dealers and Makers a Bad Time. Senator Lodge of the American Dele gation to Present the Principe In the Form of a Resolution, Nearly Half of Presidential Appoint ments Fail of Confirmation and Under the Law Are Dead. PRESBYTERIANS REASON SHIPS COLLAPS FEARED SHOULDER BURDEN NEGOTIATIONS OF SMALUONNAGE BATTLESHIPS OF THE FUTURE MUST BE CONSTRUCTED TO FIT THE PANAMA CANAL. OUT FLEET WILL BE DIVIDED Disadvantage of Having Ship Which Must Round Cap Horn Was Illus trated In the War With Spain. Washington. The real reason for the proposal of Secretary Hughes and the American navy that hereafter no battleships shall be built by any nutlon larger than 35,000 tons is just coming to the surface. The United States does not wish to have any battleship too large to go through the Panama canal. Before the present conference was convened and the armament race was at its height, there was talk of a 60,000 and 60,000-ton battleship to be built by Japan. This would have been met by the construction of American bat tleships of equal size, but these ves sels would have been valuable to the United States only In the Pacific, where they would have had to be kept most of the time. American naval policy, at least for the present, contemplates a fleet di vided between the Atlantic and Pa rifle, and one of the chief values of the canal Is that strategetlcally It gives the United States great defen sive strength. The disadvantage of having vessels In the Pacific which must round Cape Horn was conspicu ously Illustrated when "Fighting Bob" Evans made his memorable trip from raclflc to Atlantic waters to assist the squadrons off the Cuban coast. The Panama canal is able at pres ent to accommodate vessels with a displacement of only 40.000 tons. Cost of City Governments. New York. The average per capita cost of government In American cities between 30,000 and 50,000 population Is 25.71, according to figures by the National Security League. The following are the per capita costs of some southern cities In the group: Winston-Salem, $25.20: Wilmington, $24.82 Columbia, S. C, $23.23; Mont gomery, Ala., $22 24; Charlotte, N. C, $18.58. Bullet Proof Motor Truck. Washington. Hard times are In prospect for the money truck rob bers' union. The post office dopnrt ment announced the perfection of a bullet-proof motor truck designed for use in the large cities where big money shipments are handled. Hobo- Plans Conference. Washington. The hobo Is planning to "have his own unemployment con ference If the Marine mall guards do not make the rods too hazardous. The holmes announce they will gather In Detroit to tell the capitalists how to provide more jobs. Acted Wltliin Hit Rights. Washington Prohibition Agent E. B. Henson, at Savannah, Ga., who raid ed the private home of a reputable resident, searching for a bootlegger, claimed he acted within his legitimate rights, In a report received from Hen pon by Prohibition , Commissioner Haynes. Prlsonera Finally Get Food. Norfolk. Va. Prisoners In the Jail at Courtland, Vs., got their first square meal when Ed Martin, Nor folk's "Jimmle Valentine," opened the door of the bastlle, which had re mained securely bolted since Sheriff Griffith died several days ago, taking the secret of the combination to his grave. Judge Recommends Operations. Denver. Sitting In the Juvenile court here Judge Royal Graham ot Georgetown recommended for Mrs. Clyde Cassldents of Denver an op eration that would make It Impos sible for her to bear any more chil dren. 600 Trainman Return to Work. Houston. Texas. Six hundred train men on the International and Great Northern railway, who walked out October 22, havo returned to work. Mora Southern Loana Approved. Washington. Approval of 85 ad vances for agricultural and livestock purposes, aggregating $3,147,000. was announced by the war finance cor poration. The loana include: Louis iana, $254,000; Georgia, $7,000; North Carolina, $115,000; South Carolina, $88,000; Texas, $55,000. Years of Man Increasing. New York. On hundred and fifty three year from now, or In the year ICT4. health conditions will be so good that tha average person will live 100 years according to several Red Cross statistical experts. Honayeutt to b Reeentenoed. Raleigh, N. C Arch J. Honeycutt, rich merchant and owner of tha Country Club building here, abandoned bis appeal from a federal court sen tence to the penitentiary at Atlanta and will be sentenced anew. Employe Deny Aoeeptane. Chicago. Denial that packing house worker here and In other eltle had accepted a reduction In wage was treasurer of the Meat Cutter and Butcher Worker anion. Sioux Indian Adopt Foeh. Blamarck, N. D. The Sioux Indian name Waklya Warapke will be con ferred on Marshal Foch'of franca. It mean "Charging Thunder.'' Foch win amoae in pipe or peace wiu nea Tomahawk, 90-ytar-oId Sioux ehlet. Washington. Abolition of extra territorial rights In China, by which various powers maintain their own courts for trial of their own nationals, was agreed to In principle by the powers represented in the Washington conference on Pacific and Far Eastern affairs, The Chinese delegation presented to the committee a statement strongly urging the abolishment of the extra territorial rights and sympathetic re sponses were said to have been voiced by the representatives of the other powers, Belief was generally expressed, how ever, that the rights could not be given up Immediately In view of con ditions, but that the abolition should come as promptly as compatible with the present situation and progress of China. The committee, upon reaching the, general agreement, authorized the ap pointment of a sub-committee headed by Senator Lodge, of the American delegation, to present the principle In the concrete form of a resolution. The sub-committee aUo will work out the details of the surrender by the powers of their rights. This task will Include the consideration of a number of treaties and for that reason the time required for Its accomplish ment was problematical. Short Dream of Wedded Bliss. Charleston, Mo. After three days of married life Mrs. John W. Sexton has filed suit for divorce from Rev. John W, Sexton, Princeton graduate and pastor of the Westminster Pres byterian church. Mrs. Sexton charg es incompatibility. Mexicans Must Have Lotteries. Mexico City. Men who nre grow ing rich through the operation of Mexico's numerous small lotteries pre sent strong opposition to a proposal that all lotteries be suppressed with the exception of the National lottery. As there is a small lottery In almost every stute, groups in opposition are active in all parts of Mexico. Port of New Orleans Tied Up. New Orleans. The port of New Or leans was completely tied up when from 12.000 to 15.000 cargo-loaders and handlers walked out on strike in sympathy with the screwmen. About seventy ships are In port awaiting car goes. The public cotton warehouse and ten private warehouses were closed. Very Old Merchant Is Dead. Charleston, S. C F..W. Wagener died here in his 90th year. He was a widely known business man, head of the firm of F. W. Wagener & Co., wholesale grocers, and owner of a tourist hotel near Summervllle, S. C. Thanksgiving Toll Heavy. Athens, Ga. The fourth member of the MorWs family of Jackson coun ty to die on Thanksgiving day from natural causes was Mrs. Elizabeth Burger, 84, who died here. Two sis ters and one brother have died on Thanksgiving day. Loss From Fire $200,000. Huntsvllle. Ala. Fire destroyed the Spring City Milling company, Swift & Co.'s plnnt and the W. S. Smith mercantile establishment, caus ing an estimated loss of $200,000. Hlrohlto Is Regent of Japan. Toklo Designation of Crown Prince Hlrohlto as regent of Japan follows reports In circulation about a year that Emperor Yoshito was In a bad physical condition. Make Loan of $13,000,000. Philadelphia The Baldwin Loco motive' Works of this city recently loaned the Argentine government $13,000,000, all of which Is to be spent In this country for railroad equipment, Samuel W. Vauclaln, president of the Baldwin concern, said. He declined to discuss the terms oT thetloan except to say that it was for five year. Contracts for the entire amount, Mr. Vauclaln stated, already have been placed with Baldwin Works and the Standard Steel Car Company of Pittsburgh. Four Deaths In Acoldent Birmingham, Ala. Four persons were instantly killed and three others seriously injured when a Southern passenger train crashed Into an au tomobile at Elmwood crossing in West End. Women, 8alvatlon of Law. Washington. Women are the salva tlon of liquor law enforcement In Mis slsslppi, according to M. H. DaUy, fed eral prohibition director ot the state, who reported personally to Commis sioner Haynea. Manuel Herrlok le In Trouble. Wftihlnrton. Manuel Herrlck. re publican member of congress from Ok lahoma, 1 defendant in a breacn ot promise suit filed by Elisabeth Niebei, 18-year-old Zelgfeld Follies girl, for $50,000. Captain Eustla la Dead. New York. Capt. William Corcoran Bust! of Washington. D. C, personal Aflmtarr to Oen. John J. Pershing during the war, died here following the recurrence ot an attack ol pneumonia contracted In France. Lord Curxon Cauaed Sensation. Waahlngton. Lord Curion' speech warning Franc that a policy of iso lation on her part may constitute a danger to the peace of the world, is the sensation of the day here. "Thl la No Tim For Argument" New York. Disclaiming any wish to reply to the addree In London of Lord Curion. nrglng Trance not to pursue an 'Isolated and individual istic" policy, Premier Brland declar ed that thl wa no time for argument between "friend and alllea" ' I SINN FEIN HAS DECLINED TO ACCEPT ANY ALLEGIANCE TO THE KING OF ENGLAND. FEAR VETO POWER OF KING Tht British Government Regards This Difficulty as Fundamental, It la Asserted by High Authorities. London. The negotiations for an Irish settlement are feared to be Hear ing an unfavorable end, according to a high authority and there Is appre hension that next week may witness their collapse unless more favorable circumstances, not now forseen, shall develop. It Is stated that Ulster Is no longer presenting the sole obstacle, but that the Sinn Fein has refused to accept allegiance to the King, although wil ling to take the oath to an Irish con stitution. Furthermore, and equally Important, It Is added, the Sinn Fein will not agree to a veto of Irish legislation by the British crown. The Sinn Fein Idea Is Bald to be a completely Independent Irish state, although loosely connected with the other states In the empire. Acts of parliament creating British dominions give the King the power of vetoing all legislation, but, by constitutional usage, this veto is now never exer cised. The Sinn Fein, however, is declared to have made known Us be lief that a similar veto power regard ing Ireland would constantly be used at the will of the British cabinet. The government regards this diffi culty as fundamental, It Is asserted. Savannah's Mayor Gets Action. Washington. The protest of Mayor Stewart, of Savannah, Oa., against ac tion of prohibition agents there In en tering a private home "apparently without warrant," was received at the White House and forwarded to Pro hibition Commissioner Haynes with a request for an Immediate and thor ough Investigation. Draft Obstructors Deported. . New York. Mollle Stelmer, Jacob Abrams, Hymnn Lachowsky and Sam uel Llpman, all sentenced to the fed eral penitentiary for seeking to ob struct the draft, sailed tor Llbau on the Estonia, having elected deporta tion In place of serving their terms. Marqula Curzon Warna Franc. London. Marquis Curxon, of Ke dleston, British Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, speaking at a lunch eon in London, declared that, If France pursued an isolated and indi vidual policy of her own, she would not In the long run injure Germany and she would fnll to protect herself. Senate Committee Sail. Philadelphia, Pa. A special com mittee, appointed by the United States senate to investigate conditions in Haiti and the Dominican Republic, sailed from the Philadelphia navy yard for Port au Prince on the army transport Argonne. Youth Falls Heir to Infant. Balnbridge, Ga. Ernest Brown, 17, of Dalkeath, Fla., fell heir to a four-weeks-old Infant boy while a passen ger on a train en route here from Do than, Ala., when a woman left the baby on the boy's lap and never re turned. Radio System for Aviatora. Washington. A radio system de signed to give Information to aviators ot weather conditions along their route ot flight, In the air as well as on the ground, has been approved by the Army Air Service and soon will be extended over the entire continent. Bill Approved by Millerand. Paris. President Millerand ap proved for submission to Parliament a military recruiting bill authorizing two-year enlistments and lightening present restrictions. Steamship Cargo For Ireland. Charleston, S. C Early In Decern ber a steamship will sail from Char leston with a cargo for Dublin .Ire land, and will, it Is believed, be the first steamer ever to take cargo from thl city to the Emerald Isle. Goes aa "Christmas Ship." Charleston, S. C The naval tanker Sapelo sailed for Norfolk on an Inter estlng mission, as she will be used as a "Christmas ship" to take across letter and packages for the Ameri can army oversea. New Government Sworn In, Bismarck, N. D. Rangvald A. Nes to, an attorney of Mlnot, waa sworn In aa the thirteenth governor og North Dakota, displacing Gov. Glynn J. Frailer, a Non partisan league choice, who was ousted. Admiral Logan I Dead. Washington. Rear Admiral Leavitt C. Logan, retired, died at the naval hospital here. He waa 75 years old. Admiral Logan wa born In Medina county, Ohio, and entered the naval academy In 183. Cut In Street Car Fare. Chicago, 111. The Illinois commerce commission Issued an order reducing street car tare In Chicago from 8 to 6 cent. Eighteen Dead In Belfast Riot Belfast, Ireland. When darkness tell the death roll, as the result of the disorder of the last few day's, had reached a total ot 18. The wounded numbered 75. 1 Five person were killed during the day In sniping and sporadic outburst of (hooting. . ... . Washington. The first, and special, session of the sixty-seventh Congress ended after President Harding had visited the capltol and signed meas ures enacted In the closing hours. The bouse was the first to close up shop, adjourning sine die at 4:01, and at 4:37 o'clock the senate quit. Chief among the measures signed by Mr. Harding were the tax revision and maternity bills. After finally disposing of the tax bill, the Benate turned to clean up some Ave hundred odd presidential nominations. But It did not complete the job. Nearly half of the number were left to die under the law. Most of those upon which no action was taken were minor postmastershlp appoint ments. It was understood that at tempts to put through the last minute negotiations had been blocked largely through charges of several senators that an effort was being made to "rail road" the appointments. Meanwhile, the house was marking time, awaiting announcement that the President had signed the tax and ma ternity bills and had no other commu nications and when so informed adjourned. Briand's Farewell Speech, Washington. Premier Brland, of France, making his farewell speech to the conference, pressed his argument that his country dared not disarm un less she had guarantees from other powers, and although the general dis cussion drew renewed expressions of sympathy from every other national group, no one proposed any formal Joint declaration of policy. Course In Sales Tax Study. Washington. For the purpose of studying the sales tax which William Randolph Hearst and Senator Smoot have been trying to put through con- ! gress, one senator and 71 representa- tlves will leave Washington for Ot J tawa and Montreal. Mr. Hearst will pay all expenses Incident to the trip. according to the announcement of that editor. To Hold Meetings on Aviation. New York. Authoritative facts and figures compiled to show what has ac tually been done in America and In Europe In the way of commercial avia tion will be presented at a series of tnpollnira In various centerB throueh- I out the country during the next month. Liberty Bonds Are Soaring. New York. Most of the Liberty bonds issued by the United States government to meet expenses of the world war mounted to new high rec ords for the year on the stock ex change, while Victory 4 3-4 notes du plicated their recent record of par for odd lots. Chief of Owls la Convicted. Indianapolis, Ind. John W. Talbot, of South Bend, Ind., supreme president of the Order of Owls, a fraternal or ganization, was found guilty by a fed eral court jury of violating the Mann act, Georgia Methodists Meet. TIfton, Ga The fifty-fifth seslon of the South Georgia Methodist confer ence opened here. Bishop Warren A. Chandler presided, with nearly 500 preachers and laymen in attendance. Betrothal is Approved. London. The newspapers express satisfaction at the betrothal of the Princess Mary to an Englishman and equally approve her choice of a hus band In Viscount Lascelles. Chinese Delegation Disturbed. Washington. The Chinese delega tion is so seriously disturbed over a British view of the "open door" given circulation that they declare they wouldn't dare go home should such an Interpretation become the approved policy of the Washington conference. There Is no indication that they con template such an outcome. One official of the delegation said that China was ready to refuse to sit In the conference any longer If the British view really turned out to be the attitude of the powers. Admiral Ford'a Memory Honored. Washington. The name of Destroy er 228, heretofore known as the "Ford," has been changed to "John D. Ford," In memory of the rear admi ral ot that name who died in April, 1918, In Baltimore. Car Overturns; Four Killed. Lo Angeles, Cal. Four Santa Fe official in Arizona were killed and five Injured when an automobile in spection car overturned on the Santa Fe tracks near Wlckenburg, Ariz., It ia reported here. Harding May Extend Clemency. Washington, Extension of execu tive clemency to offenders against war time laws aervtng sentences will be given early consideration by Prealdent Harding, it was laid at the White House. Hoppe Loe Championship. Chicago. Willie Hoppe, world'a IM balk line billiard champion, loet hi tint championship match since 1911. when he was defeated by Jake Schaet fer 400 to it In the international tour namenl May Shift Stlllman Hearlnga. White Plains. N. Y. An effort to shift the Stlllman divorce hearing to Canada may be made in Poughkeep- le. Foch Begin Tour at Richmond. Richmond, Va. Marshal Foch ar rived here on the beginning of his whirlwind tour of the country, and Richmond, the capital ot the Confed eracy, accorded to him one ot the greatest welcome ever given a dis tinguished visitor by thl city. Ideal weather prevailed during the day. NEWSPAPER OWNED BY GERMAN MULTIMILLIONAIRE MAKES PUBLIC ITS OPINION. PLAYING ON OUR CREDULITY Franc It Given Indefinite Franchise to contfnue Devastation of tha European Mainland. Berlin. Europe Is being treated as a negligible quantity at the Washing ton conference, in the opinion of The Deutsche Aligemelne Zeltung, the or gan of Hugo Stinns, leading German financier. It sees evidence in the cir cumstances that curtailment of naval armaments have been given primary consideration, that tho Issue of land armaments Is not causing the confer ence apprehension. This attitude of the confrees, says the newspaper, "gives France an Indefinite franchise to continue her devastation of the Eu ropean mainland." The speech of Premier Brland, out lining to the conference France's need for a large army, is characterized as "purely speculation In American senti mentality and credulity." "It was an act of bravura on tfie part of the political Premier Dan zeuse," the newspaper declares, "and It would be an Insult to M. Brlnnd's Intelligence to assume that he him self, believed a single word of that which he addressed to the delegates and the gullorips." Tho newspaper doubts whether Pre mier Rrland's address Impressed the experts of the conference in the same measure as It did the superficial on lookers. Plans For New Labor Union, i New York. Plnns for the forma tion of the new federation of indfl pprdent labor unions and groups to be known as the United tabor Conn I ell of America, in opposition to the American Federation of Labor, were announced here. The official call for ' i general convention in this city on : January 7, 8 and 9 at which a perma ! Hent organization will be effected has i been issued by a provisional execu tive committee and a number of local unions. No Revolution Looked For. Washington The opinion express ed by V. S. Srlnivasl Sastrl, India's representative on the British confer ence delegation, that, despite the wide spread discontent and suffering In his country, the trouble there will not lireak out In revolution against Brit ish rule. Tax Receipts Decrease. Washington Tax receipts of the government (luring the fiscal year 1921 decreased nearly a billion dollars as ' rompared with the previous year, while the cost of collection Increased 32 cents for each $100, according to j the annual report of the bureau of In ternal revenue. i Death From Fire Now Five. New Haven. The death list result ing from the firo In the Rlalto theater was Increased to five when Miss Mable Moran of Derby and Allen Keith, a Yale student, died In the New Haven hnsnltnl from burns received when flames swept the crowded moving pic ture house. Foch Smokes Pipe of Peace. Bismarck, N. D. Marshal Ferdi nand Foch smoked the pipe of peace here with Chief Red Tomahawk, ce menting forever the friendship of Da kota's Sioux Indians and the French nation. Haynes Upholds Raider. Washington. Prohibition agents who raid the wrong house after exer cising the usual care cannot be held to blame, Prohibition Commissioner Haynes In effect held In exonerating E. B. Henson, a special agent from charges preferred by Mayor Stewart, of Savannah, Ga. Nenro Charoed With Assault. Aiken, S. C A young white woman, . wife of a farmer of the Cedartown , section of the county, near Bethea, Is j sueffrlng from a broken arm and other j serious Injuries as the result of an assault upon her by Curias Franklin, a negro. Money for Live Stock. Washington. Approval of 57 ad vances for agricultural and live Btock purchases aggregating $2,505,000 was announced. They Included: South Carolina, $87,000, and Georgia $99,000. To Search for Liquor. New York Every vessel entering New York harbor from foreign ports will be met hereafter by a "reception committee" detailed from the customs headquarters which will make a search for contraband liquor before the passengers land. Sharp Drop In Exports. Washington. Values of the mer chandise exported to the various quar ters of the world during October fell to fractional part of the total for the same month last year. Japan Needs Mere Ships. Washington. To safeguard proper ly the Interests ot the Japanese em pire the ratio ot 70 per cent In tonnage of capital ahlp I necessary,' Vice Admiral Kanjl Kato says. Arbuokl en the Stand. San Francisco, Cal. His testimony a sweeping denial of all allegations presented by the state in it prosecu tion ot the manslaughter chargea tgalnst him, Roscoe C. Arbuckle spent the greater part of the day on tha wltnesi stand Statesvllle. If chaingang sentences prove effective In dealing with tha violators of the liquor laws, Judge P. A, McElroy made a long stride for ward In the matter of the annihila tion of the liquor traffic in Iredell county, There were a large number of men convicted ot the illicit busi ness, some of whom plead guilty. When the criminal docket was com pleted, all filed Into the court rooi.i to receive their sentences. Some of the defar.dants had large familes that were entirely dependent upon them for the necessities of life; others were shown to be afflicted with various diseases and ai'menU that rendered them unable to perform hard physical labor. Attorneys for the defendants made earnest, eloquent and often very tender and touching appeals in behalf of their clients, but the presiding officer gave them, with only one exception, sentences on the chaingang. Those who were proven to have been diseased were given sen tences on the roads at "such labor as they are physically able to perform." The Judge stated that reasonable work In the open air would not likely be in jurious to the health of the afflicted ones. Hendersonville. Announcement was made here of the development at an early date of a big mountain re sort which is destined to take its place alongside many other well known resorts of western North Car olina. The one here referred to Is one contemplated by the Stoney Mountain company on its 834 acres on Green river in this county between Lake Summltt and the South Carolina line, extending along the Hendersonville Oreenville highway for two miles. High Point. J. Elwood Cox, mem ber of the state highway commission from the Fifth district, returned from Raleigh, where the commission awarded contracts totaling $1,000,000 for the construction of roads in this district. . The contracts awarded are for highways in Guilford, Davidson, Alamance and Caswell counties and the contract price for hard-surfaced roads exceed $26,000 per mile. Henderson. The Golden Belt Fair association of Henderson sent a com mittee from their meeting for Investi gation and report on necessity for moving the fair grounds from their present location to a site purchased by the Fair officials two years ago Although the Golden Belt Fair closed their 921 Beason with a cash balance on hand, Btlll a dividend was not de clared by the directors. Lenoir. Masons from a dozen dif ferent lodges gathered here at the second of the district meetings to be held in this section. The first meet ing was held last month In Hickory. This series of meetings was instituted by the Hickory lodge. This meeting is the second of the series, and on Thursday night, December 1st, the third meeting will be held with the Catawba Valley Lodge at Morganton. Winston-Salem. Contracts for erec tion of the academic arts building I to cost $388,750 and power house, $28,900 for the proposed new high I school here, were awarded to the Du Pont Engineering company, of Wil mington, Del. Grlnnell company of Charlotte, N. C, will furnish the heat I ing equipment at $73,790. Fayettevllle. The biggest night's work ever done by the Gray's Creek law and order leaguo, famous for Its operations against blockaders, and probably the largest series of raids ever made In one night In North Caro lina, was accomplished when the Gray's Creek men confiscated and de stroyed nine liquor stills. Charlotte. That an option upon a tract of land of S.000 acres has been obtained seven mllos from Charlotte with the probability that It will be settled by a colony of Waldenslans from Valdese, from New York, and from Italy, was learned. County Bonds Bring Premium. Marlon. At a special meeting of the board of commissioners of Mc Dowell county $150,000 courthouse bonds were sold at a premium of $70.10. That Is at the rate of 104 2 8 per cent. This Issue wag authorised by the last general assembly. This Is eald to be the highest price any bonds have sold for in North Carolina since the close of the war. This must i be due to the fact that Marion and McDowell county are making atrldes In the way of development In every line. Mills Under Nw Control. Charlotte. Transfer ot the control to the Chadwlck Hopkins group of five textile mill In North Carolina and Virginia to a new syndicate composed mainly of North Carolina and South Carolina banker and manufacturers, by the purchase ot the stock held by the Guaranty Trust company and the Liberty National bank, both ot New York, waa officially announced here. The new syndicate I headed by Benjamin B, Gosett, of Anderson, S. C, who has been elected prealdent. Sheriff Struck by Automobile. Klnaton. Arden Vf. Taylor, sheriff of Lenoir county, i Buffering from severe bruise received when he wa run over by automobile in front of the courthouse here. An unidentified driver wa unable to clear the official. The car, which wa making good tpeed, knocked Taylor down and pas sed over htm. The driver did not stop. Taylor after ascertaining that he had no broken bonea expreemd cer tain drastic opinion on the subject if autottoblle DIRECT RESPONSIBILITY FOR BARIUM 8PRINGS ORPHAN AGE IS SHIFTED. WHITE LIGHT IF PUBLICITY Past Neglect of Children's Home and Orphanage Attributed by Regenta to Ignorance of Conditions. Greensboro. "Direct responsibility for Barium Springs Orphanage and the handicaps under which it ha been laboring now passes to the shoul ders of every Presbyterian in the North Carolina Synod," declares Rev. R. Murphy William, member of the board of regents of that institution and chairman of Its building commit tee, In a statement Issued to Presby terians of the Btate. Mr. Williams' statement follows: "Believing that the measure of neg lect that has been accorded our Children's Home and orphanage work in the past was due solely to Ignorance of conditions on your part, the board of regents authorized the Presbyte rian Laymen's committee for the or phaas to present these conditions the facts for your prayerful consid eration. "The white light of publicity that has been given the hoine and the work by the Laymen's committee must have laid this matter heavily upon your hearts. And by reason of this strong and widespread presentation of the facts, we feel that direct responsibility for Barium Springs Orphanage and the handicaps under which it has been laboring, now passes to the shoulders of every Presbyterian in the North Carolina Synod. Charlotte. United States civil serv- ice examinations for men and women to fill positions as file clerk and book keeners and in first (trade of clerical service will be held in Charlotte De cember 10, according to an announce ment by W. O. Erwin, secretary of tho local civil service board. The examinations will be conducted on a competitive basis. Annual sal aries of $900 to $1,200 are offered for file clerks. $1,100 to $1,400 for book keepers and $900 to $1,200 for clerical field service. Winston-Salem. After having been continued more than 107 times the rase of the Carolina Portland Cement company vs. the Washington mills at Fries, Va., which was started in or syth superior court in May, 1903, has buen finally disposed of. The plaintiff sought judgment in the sum of $6,775.40 and recovered only $200, with interest from Decem ber 1, 1902, principal and Interest to taling $427.20. Ashevllle. The Southwide Baptist 111 be the name of a weekly publica tion to be edited by Rev. Dr. Living- iton T. Mays and published at Knox llle, Tenn., and Marshall, N. C, ac lordlne to announcement by him. Rev. Dr. Mays Is secretary of the Bap tist assembly at Ridgocrest and will retain as associate editor Rev. Amos Clary, of Marshall, former editor ot The Religious Herald. Charlotte. More than twelve mil lion dollars is Involved in expenditures for construction work which may be said to be now on hand In Charlotte and vicinity, Including projects now under way, projeur? which are within the realm of certainty for the imme diate future and projects which have been completed since July 1. Thl gigantic program of building opera tions Includes the erection ot an aver age of one new residence each day, Sunday included. ,i Goldsboro. Beyond a doubt "Home Coming Day," celebrated at the Odd