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. into .uin Set .red yards i of the disas own open to the hundreds ..earch for their weight of the losses .le" dead monopolized .ng the Injured in the J1S. a first aid station for crushed, but alive from kage. They were carried on ji rs over the slippery pavement with lines of soldiers keeping the crowd far back. Doctors and nurses and women eagor to bring their sympathy and chee1 to the suffering or bereaved waited In the church. They tenderly washed away the gray dust of the crumpled concrete, the grime and caked blood, blackened sometimes by hours of watting pinned under the de bris until the rescuers cut the victim loose. Bandages were applied and the Injured were whisked away to hospital or home. But the dead lay long in double rows In which they stretched across the floor, lay until a tearful relative or friend, a husband or wife or father or mother, recognized the crushed form at last. Up and down these aisles of the dead walked those whose fears had drawn them here because of some one missing in the family circle. Women already weeping In cer tainty of what they must find sooner or later beneath the kindly blankets that shielded the sleepers made the Journey of sorrow many times before they found what they sought. Men with working .faces leaned to draw back the coverings and then gasped with short lived relief as they moved on to the next huddled form. Some of these seekers came with the dirt and grime of the wreckage upon them still. Some had parsed through the crash of roof and balcony only to leave a dear one dead in the tangled, mass. They had worked hours with the rescuers to find that one, only to re turn now and then for a hurried trip to the chamber of death. Eleven Husbands and Wives. Eleven times death struck down husband and wife, side by side. They died as they had sat to see the swift picturing of the film. But many other times it was only the wife or husband who perished and the survivor must make the ter rible pilgrimage of recognition in the grim chamber of the dpad. The times when children were taken were sparingly few. Usually the big theater has been in its earlier hours of a Saturday night the gathering place of a host of young sters who come with their parents for the week's amusement. But the storm that wrecked the Knickerbocker kept most of the little folk at home that night. Up the long path, trodden through heavy snow, that ran from the Im promptu morgue to the Knickerbocker, struggled the stretcher squads, army and navy men-chielly. Commissioned officers of the military services held the doors of the church entrance, and with exquisite gentleness and sympa thy sifted out those who sought their ri'ad from others drawn by morbid curiosity. Above all there was quietness at the church in spite of the urgent and never ceasing activity. Of the losers in the Knickerbocker disaster, neither the physically hurt nor the bereaved gave voice to their suffering, and it was the testimony of the first who reached the theater that the outcry there in the ruins was little and soon stilled. Died In Ruins. Some of the victims were alive when the rescue work begun, but died before the saving hands could reach them. One girl child pinned under a beam died with both hands In those of an army officer who was those of an army officer who was dl rectln her releagse. One man. pin ned beside his dead wife was freed from pain with hypodermic needles and survived the long night to a safe removal. A moment after the crash, Father John Floerch, priest of a nearby church, entered the ruined theater, Knee deep In the snow that covered all for the benefit of the dying around him. he gave general ab solution and the final rites of the church to the dying. Then he helped in the rescue work. Notable was the speed of the Red Cross organization, whose local chap ters forced their way to the theater site across the city whose transpor tation lines had been paralysed by the snow, and set up canteens for the workers, hospital facilities for the wounded, ambulances for the dead and and the Injured who had to reach operating centers. Ambulances and private machines gathered up the injured as they were brought out. Finally a string of army ambulances arrived from the Walter Reed hospital with sacks full of ban dages. Doctors came from every where, army and navy and civilian doctors. All through the night the work of rescue went on. Xt was evident that nothing could 1m done for many of the victims until i the weight of the wreckage could he lifted. A, call to the navy yard brought blue jackets and hydraulic acs and oxy-hydro- gen Jets to burn through the beams another interw . on write the laws of war fu rine and other new agoiici.jj tack on land and sea, was on by the arms delegation, Under a resolution adopted by -j armament committee, preparations for the new conference will begin imme diately upon conclusion of the Wash ington negotiations. The United States, Great Britan, Japan, France and Italy will be represented, and the American government will select the exact time and place of meeting. The first step toward revision of warefare regulations is to be taken by a "commission," presumably com posed of international law experts without plenipotentiary powers, but the resolution provides that after they have agreed the five governments shall "confer as to the acceptance of the report and the course to bo followed to secure the consideration of Its rec ommendations by the other civilized powers." It Is taken for granted tfcat questions of national policy as well as legal considerations will enter Into the final decisions reached, and that the whole problem of the sub marine, one of the storm centers of the Washington conference, will be reopened when the powers face each other once more about the council table. It is possible that the tentative agreements reached here both as to submarines and poison gas will be passed along in their present form to provide a basis for the renewed discussions. The armament committee adopted the resolution at a short meeting call ed while most of the other activities of the conference were waiting on a do elision of the Shantung controversy, j The far eastern committee likewise met and readoptod its recent declara- tlon on the Chinese radio situation, at the same time entering on the record supplemental suggestions of the pow ers and of China on which no unani mous agreement could be reached. Robbers Kill Cashier. rttKburuh. Five men walked Into the F-rst National Bank of Crafton, a suburb, and after killing Harold j Harding has been enlisted by the Moss, assistant cashier, forced five arms delegates to bring Japan and clerks and a woman customer into a! China into agreement on Shantung, vault. They robbed the bank of ap-1 Taking a direct hand in the Wash proximately $30,000 in cash and ne-!ington negotiations for the first time, go t.able securities and escaped in an automobile toward the open country. THOMAS GETS 18 YEARS; OUT ON $20,000 BOND Concord. N. C Bond In the sum of $20.00i was arranged here for O. 0. Thomas, and he was given his freedom pending the outcome of his appeal before the supreme court. The bondsmen are C. W. Swink, Concord; C. E. and J. G. Lowe, of Kannapolis. A sentence of 18 years in the state prison was imposed upon Thomas, found guilty of second de gree murder for killing Arthur J. Allen, by Judge J. His Ray. Notice of appeal to the supreme court was given by Thomas' attor neys, and Judge Ray fixed the ap pearance bond in the sum of $20, 000. In sentencing Thomas Judge Ray declared that his decision had been Influenced by his sympathy for the wife and mother of the defendant, "who have sat faithfully by his side." ''At first I Intended to give the prisoner the full limit of the law," he stated, "but I feel a great sympathy for the wife and mother, and I cut the sentence to 18 years." North Carolina Negro Released. Hamilton, Ont. Matthew Bullock, American negro, wanted at Norllna, N. C. by authorities on a charge of Inciting riot, was released by the im migration authorities. An Immigra tion board first ordered Bullock de ported hut the governmsnt on an ap peal, reversed this flnling. Nelly Bly Is Dead. New York. Nellie Bly, newspaper woman, who achieved fame by a spec tacular trip around the world in rec ord time, died at St. Mark's hospital. Urges Appointment of Farmer. Washington Apoplntment of Dr. Alva Agee, secretary of the New Jer sey state board of agriculture, as a member of the Federal Reserve Board, was urged upon President Harding by Senator Frelinghuysen of New Jersey and Dr. E. W. Kemmer, professor of economics at Princeton university, the appointment to be contingent upon the passage of pending legislation in creasing the membership of the board to eight. Senator Frelinghuysen at the White House declared his belief that the legislation would be passed. Cotton Picking Machine Invented. Washington. The cotton picker, whose stooped figure has been almost symbolic since the slaves of ancient Egypt garnered the white harvest along the Nile, has at last found re lief. , ' N ' V J. C. Stugenburg, In Memphis,. Tenn., the heart of the cotton section, has la vented an electric cotton picker which it is claimed will not only lighten albor for the field worker, but will also greatly increase bis Individual effi ciency, acordlng to his announcement here, In applying for a patent. ishk jtlfled tte.x. .yckef theater ! Former Qe, Barchfleld, font! Miss Helen Barchflv .tighter of the forme'1 senator. . ;, Archie 'Bell, formerly of Vino land, N, J. ' 1'ha.uncey C. Bralnerd, Wash ington correspondent of the Brook lyn Daily Eagle. Mrs. Chauncey B. Bralnerd. Wilfred Brosseau, North Adams, Mass., student of Georgetown. Guy S. Kldrulge, Salt Lake City, buroiher-lnlaw of Senator Smoot, of Utah. Oscar G. Kanston, Chicago, his wife and two daughters, Helen and Anlyn; Cutler LaFlln, Jr., aged 16, Chi cago. Miss Nannie Lee Lambert, for merly of Asheboro, N. C. John W. Murray, The Plains, Va. W. B. Sammon, of Wyoming, student of George Washington uni versity. W. L. Schoolfield, Danville, Va. Laverne Sproul, aged 17, Chi cago, nephew pf Representative Elliott W. Sproul, of Illinois. Lewis Strayer. Washington cor- resnonrtent of the Pittsburgh Dis- patch. H. Conroy Vane, Fredericksburg, Va. William Walters, Brooklyn, N. Y. student at Georgetown uni versity. Mary Ethel Atkinson. - Joseph W. Beal. William 0. Blkle. Thomas R. Berne. Mrs. Daisy Oarvey Bowden. Albert Buohler. William M. Candy. Mrs. D. H. Cove! I. Mrs. C, M. Crocker. Vinson W. Dauber. Thomas M. Dorsey. Mrs. Helen DorscU. A. O. Eldrldge. F. H. Ernest. McC. Farr. Christian Felg?. John P. Fleming. Miss Mary Lee Fleming. Thomas Fleming. 0. S. Freeman. Mrs. Clydi M. Oenrhart. URGE BSE TO ACCEPT Far Eastern Commjttee Debates With out Final Action the Wireless Facilities of China. Washington. The aid of President uio rresiueni urgeu me ninese 10 accept the latest compromise offer and thus remove from the field of con troversy a subject which has become a serious barrier to the progress of the whole conference. Whether the move is to succeed ap pears 'to rest largely with Peking. The Japanese already have Indicated Informally their willingness to make the principal concessions proposed, and the President approached the Chinese only after the Japanese am bassador had informed tho state de partment that his government was ready to accept a tender of good of fices. The settlement plan sponsored by Mr. Harding deals only with the re turn of the Tslngtao-Tsinanfu railroad, substantially all other questions hav ing been agreed upon In the separate exchanges between Japanese and Chi nese. Under the proposal Japan would abandon her proposition for a loan to China, and the latter would purchase the road with treasury notes payable at option 5 to 15 years hence. Considers Doctor Work. Washington. Dr. Hubert Work, first assistant postmaster general, as a matter of formality, has submitted his resignation along with that of his chief, Postmaster General Hays. Housing Projects Will Be Sold. Washington. Shipping Board war time projects at Wilmington, Dol., Chester, Pa., Bath, Me., Groton, Conn., and Esslngton, Pa whose total orig inal cost approximated $11,650,000, will be sold by auctlon'wlthln the next few months, It was stated by Sidney Henry, commercial manager of the Emergency Fleet corporation. Union Park Gardens, at Wilming ton, Del., comprising 503 dwellings, one apartment house and two stores ot brick or brick and stucco construc tion, will be sold at auction. Superphone Gives Absolute Secrecy. Washington. The 'superphone," an apparently simple attachment for tel ephones which is said to assure abso lute secrecy of communication and se curity from interruptions and make possible multiplex telephony, was dem onstrated in the office of the chief signal officer of the army. It was shown that one telephone line to which "superphones" were attached could be used for a number of con versations simultaneously and that no pair of speakers could hear or Inter rupt another pair. Much Illicit Liquor. . New York-At prevailing prices of illicit liquor, seized beverages today before the United States courts here In 518 actions for disposal are worth more than $1,500,000, according to the assistant U. 8. district attorney. The seised goods consist of 15,273 gallons of wine, 220 gallons of gin, 7, OSS gallons of high proof alcohol, 14,- 039 gallons of whiskey, 401 gallons of champsgne, 190 gallons of brandy, 167 gallons! o low-proof alcohol and a sdscellaneoTrf eollectlon of confiscated suit cases, trunks and automobiles. In strophe m fris. d. V ' (A Wis d. Ho; : i . . . JL.4 A"eni.y Leltby Leh Mrs. LeRoy 4hmer. Wyatt MoKimmle. Julian MeKinney. Ernest E. Matelllo. Mrs. Norman E. Murtlndale. Miss Agnes Mellon. Mra. Jean Mirsky. Miss Veronica Murphy. Miss Vivian Ogden. D. F. O'Donnell. . MIsb Lois Price. Miss Marie Russell. Mrs. Cora C. Sigourney. Miss Marie H. Smith. Victor M. Sturgin. Mrs. Gertrude Taylor. William Tracy. Miss Ulayds Thomas. Charles Cowles Tucker. Mrs. Charles Cow,les Tucker. Jacob Urdong. Mrs. Jacob Urdong. Louis F. Vellyntlne. Mrs. Louis F. Vallyntlne. Miss Mildred Walford. John L. Walker. Capt. Wm. E. R. Warner, quar- termaster corps, U S, A. Mrs. William E. R. Warner. Mrs. Charles M. Wesson, wife of Col. C. M. Wesson, ordnance de partment, IT. S. A. Ivan J. White. Miss Margaret Dutch, Ludlng ton, Mich. Miss M. C. Bikle. " Mrs. Virginia Ferraud, sister of Julio Blnnchl, Ouatarealan minis ter to the United States. Scott Montgomery. William A. Walters. D. N. Walsh. Jack McKlmlie (brother Wyatt McKltnlie). Christine Thompson. Thomas Lamby. Miss E. M. Walsh. Klrkland Duke. Esther Fostor. Russell Maine. Mrs. Carrie Parson. Albert Baker. Miss Frances Bikle. Dr. James F. Shea. W. N. Crawford. GENOA MEETING POSTPONED PROLONGATION OF WASHING TON CONFERENCE GIVEN AS REASON BY ITALIANS. Would Be Impossible to Assemble So Large a Gathering as Contem plated for Genoa In Six Weeks Washington. Postponement of the assembling of the Gtinoa conference, i married men to the total male popu set for March 8, will be necessary, it'latlon of the country 15 years of age was said, in Italian official circles be-!aad over increased from 55.8 per cent cause of the prolongation . of Washington armament meeting. Even if all other factors were fa vorable, it was said, it would be prac tically Impossible to assemble bo large a gathering as fiiat contem plated for Genoa In the six weeks re maining before the tentntlve date. The difficulty has not been lessened, Italian spokesmen said, by the delay on the part of tho United Slates to formally announce their attitude to-!of ward the projected gathering. Members of the Italian delegation 1 53.900,431 above the 15-year classifl do not hesitate to express the opinion (cation, the census figures showed 21, that the proposed conference could ; 840.266 married. 1.758.308 widowed, be expected to accomplish almo'it nothing without the participation of, tho great credit nation of the world, Close connection between the Wash-1 an increase of 20 per cent In Its ra Ington conference and that in Genoa tio to the total population during the was seen by some delegates, who de- j 10-year period, constituting six-tenths clared .there could be no effective of one per cent of the latter againBt pruning and rearrangement of Euro- 1 ean budgets, considered a necessary preliminary to any successful read justment of European economic con ditions, until positive steps have been taken toward reduction of naval arm aments at least. Unless such reduc tion Is assured by the Washington conference, it was declared It would be useless to hold a conference In Genoa for economic reconstruction, Ford Offer Reported. Washington- Legal officers of the war department completed the final draft of the contract which Secretary j Weeks will send to congress with proposal of Henry Ford for the pur chase and lease of the government properties at Muscle Shoals, Ala. Final touches were given the docu ment after it had been carefully studied by Mr. Ford's representatives j here and said by them to be a very satisfactory presentation of the of fer. Training of Men Is Planned. Washington. Training of 3.000 officers and 20,000 men in each of the nine army corps areas during the coming summer is planned by the war department. Brigadier General Wil liam Lassltef informed the house military committee. Outllnging the plans of the War Department, General Lasslter said the troops would be assigned not only to the one main camp which the War Department desires to retain In each! corps' area, but to a number of other ramps. New Treaty Proposal. Washlngton.-i-A.new treaty between the United States and Germany to create a commission for arbitration of private damage claims growing out of the world war probably will be nego tiated under a decision reported to have been reached at a dinner confer ence at the White House between President Harding, Secretary Hughes and republican leaders in the senate and house. Another new administration policy said to have been agreed upon was for a loan of $5,000,000 to Liberia. EARLY ACTION ON BONUSJORECAS I RESOLUTION PASSED INSTRUCT ING WAYS AND MEANS' COM MITTEE TO FRAME BILl5. "v i OPPOSITION TO MOTION Declares that Once Reported the Measure Will Be Given Right of Way In the House. Washington. Early action in the house on a soldiers' bonus bill was forecast whon republican members at a caucus adopted a resolution instruct ing the ways and means comutittoe to frame a bonus bill and declaring that once reported the measure should be the continuing order of business until passed. No opposition to the resolu tion developed, It was said. While ways of raising necessary revenue for a bonus wore discussed, it was said no Instructions were given the ways and means committee as to i what revenue raising provisions Bhould be placed in the bill. Members were generally of the opinion that it would be advisable for the com mittee first to thresh out this point, and have the republican membership of the house privileged, after tho bill Is reported, to caucus again, particu larly on that feature of the measure. Sentiment was expressed, It was said, In favor of making the cash pro visions of the bill less attractive and those providing for insurance and home and farm aid a more deslrtble option. Several members were said to have urged that cash payments be somewhat reduced so that more vet erans will be Inclined to take advan tage of other benefits. This, It was said, would require less Initial revenue. Incidentally several ways of provid ing necessary revenue were suggested, among them a sales tax, Issuance ot bunds secured by the foreign debt and use of Interest paid In by nations indebted to the United States. Chairman Fordney. of the ways and means committee, assured his col leagues that his committee would act with tho prospect that they would be brief and tliat the bill would be report ed very soon. Harvey to Talk With Polncare. Paris. It was reliably stated that George Harvey, American ambassador to Great Britain, will tell Premier Polncare during his brief sojourn in Paris on his way from Cannes to Lon don, that the United States may yet consider being represented at the forthcoming economic conference at Genoa, provided France will consent to full participation In that gathering. Small Number of Bachelors. Washington. The proportion of the i to 59.2 per cent in the ten years pre ceding (be 1920 census, according to a compilation of martial statistics made public by the census bureau. Tho bureau believed, however, that this was probably more indicative of a change in the age composition of the population. an increase in the per centage of males between 15 and 23 iyears of age due to increased lmml gration than a growing propensity matrimony. Of the total male population of land 235,284 divorced, the latter figure, however, including non divorced and remarried. The divorce total showed five-tenths in 1910. Thousand lnju-ed. I London. A cable dispatch to the Evening Star from Rome says it Is reported there th'it fresh disorders have broken out In Cairo, Hgvpt, re sult'ng In 190 persons b"ing killed and more than 1.000 others, injured. British troops, the message adds, quelled the tnsu.Tectlon. Government Loans. Washington. The Boston and Maine railroad applied to the inter- stats commerce commission for a loan from the government of $5,000,000 to used to pay off a note of like amount The Atlanta, Birmingham & Atlan tic railroad also asked for a govern ment loan of $615,000, offering the government receivers' certificates as security. The application said the money would be used to pay off exist ing short term Indebtedness held by banks. Preserved Greens Cause Five Deaths. Boise, Idaho. The death toll stood at five In the family of Charles W. Tuttle, Cambridge, Idaho, as a result ot botullnus poisoning from eating preserved greens at a birthday dinner for Harriet Tuttle, youngest member of the family. Two daughters and three sons are dead and the father Is not expected to' live. Miss Bessie Clare, 15, a guest, and Russell Tuttle, another son, who also partook of the poisonous vegetables, have not yet shown symptoms ot the poisoning. Woman Enters Race Against Hubby. Richmond, Mass. Mrs. Herbert Dorr, of this town, has announced her candidacy to the offices ot town clerk and town treasurer In opposition to her husband, who was nominated at the democratic caucus early in the week. Mrs. Dorr declared that one of the most prominent politicians In Richmond said that the idea of wo man being elected to a public office was only a fad and would soon pass over. So she has decided to show him a thing or two. she says, and might as well begin right at home. i LIVES LOST IN WASHINGTON W0II1I5 134 OTHERS ARE INJURED WHEN MOVIE THEATER ROOF COLLAPSES. s.. SOME " SECIOUSLY INJURED Volunteers Work In Snow and Cold for 24 Hours Taking Dead From Heap of Debris. Washington. Official police records placed the known dead In the Knicker bocker theater disaster at 107. Elimi nation of duplicated names brought the final total down from the unoffi cial peak at 112 at which the toll of the catastrophe was placed, The list of injured stood at 134 with 14 listed as "seriously injured." The official list, according to the authorities, contained the names of all those whose bodies had been re covered up to midnight from the ruins. The volunteer workers, Including police, firemen, marines and cavalry from Fort Myer, haJ practically eon;. eluded their search of the wreckage at midnight. The exact numbnr In the thtatei when the steel and concrete span of the roof buckled and fell under Its three-foot lond of snow probubly will never be known, The stories of per haps a hundred who got out uninjured have been reported. These account for a few more than 300 in the audi ence that was roaring in laughter at a filmed comedy when the roof fell on them like a blanket carrying down the fro'nt of the wide balcony In Us crash, Normally, the theater has had every seat filled at that hour, and nearly 2.000 persons was Its capacity. The same unprecedented snowfall which brought death to the venturesome few, kept the many at home. Street car traffic had been abandoned and streets and sidewalks were all but Impassable with drifts. There has been no time as yet fo, official Inquiry as to the cause of the disaster. The ruins themselves dis close, however, that the entire mass of steel-held concrete that formed the roof had come down. The crash swept the supports out from under the bal cony, apparently, and this hinged down at an angle of 45 degrees, add ing to the tangled mass of wreckage on the floor below. The building stands In an acute an gled corner at the 18th street and Co lumbia Roads, northwest, the heart of the most favored residence section of tme city. The narrow niche of the stage on which the sctcen was hune was backed Into theior- ner angle while to the left fronf'the stage the line of the auditorium runs in a straight line for some 200 feet down 18th street. This whole space stood roofless to the sky a moment after the first hiss ing sound of the breaking roof gave warning above the music of the or chestra. There Is only one survivor thus far who has told of having heard that warning and seen the first pow dery handful of snow sift down over the head of the orchestra leader In time to make his escape. From his seat well forward on the main floor, he raced for the doors at the hack, A great blast of air, expelled as the roof came down, hurled him out through the doorway to Bafety. Washington. The only known North Carolinian killed In the Knick erbocker theater disaster was Miss Nannie Lee Lambert, a native of Ashe boro, who was a government employe working In the war department. Virginia Citizens Victims. Richmond, Va. William Lovlck Schoolfield, of Danville, Va, who was killed In the collapse of the roof of the Knickerbocker theater In Wash ington, was tho son of Mrs. James E. Shoolfleld, of Danville. Samuel School field, a brother, wired to relatives In Danville Informing them of the posi tive identification of the body. The mother, brother and two sisters of young Schoolfield at present are In Washington, according to teloghaphlc advices from .Danville. Fully a dozen citizens of this state are dead with many injured. It is known that a Norfolk girl had her arms torn from her body when the roof caved in. One Richmond man was killed. His body has been recov ered. Miss Elizabeth Jeffries, formerly ol this city, who was injured Internally, was taken to a hospital where she lat er died. Her brother, J. M, Jeffries, also was killed. Their father was L. E. Jeffries, vice president of the Southern railway. Explorer Dies on Ship, Montevideo, Uruguay. Sir Ernest Shuckteton. the British explorer, died January 5 on board the steamship Quest, on which he was making an other expedition into the Antartlc re gions. Deuth was due to angina pec toris and occurred when the Quasi was off the Grltvlcken station. The body was brought, to Montevideo on board a Norwegian steamer and will be taken by another steamer to Eu rope. Capt. L. L. Huasey, of the Quest will accompany the body hoe. Postmaster, Wife and Daughter Hurt. Washington. Edward H. Shaugh- nessy of Chicago, second assistant postmaster general, Mrs. Shaughnessy and their two daughters. Myrtle and Ruth, were Injured, Mr. Shaughnessy seriously, In the Knickerbocker thea ter disaster. At the Walter Reld hos pital, where Mr. Shaughnessy was ta ken after bis rescue from the debris several hours after the roof of the building fell in, it was said that the assistant postmaster general was suf fering from a broken pelvis and Inter nal Injuries. MOWING Of I f M REAL EFFORT TOWARD GREATER ( PRODUCTION1 IN DUelN SEC TION TC BE MADE. TO BUILD URE WAREHOUSE Local Men Will Make An Effort t Induce Farmers to Plant Given Number ot' Acres. Dunn. Dunn's flrst real effort to ward starting the co-orifatlve produc tion and marketing of the sweet potato will be started on Saturday, February 4, when.'' p. a. Caldwell, (agricultural and Industrial agent of tlw Atlantic Coast Line Railroad company-, and C. D. Matthewif, state horticulturist,, coma to town to Join with T. L .Riddle, nc retary of the Chamber of Commerce, . and Ben O. Townsend, cotton and po- s tato worehouseraan. In the work upon the Idea, y. i I Riddle and Townsend are Issuing l.ultotlnn. (n .11 Ik. ... . uunu uisinci ui uueuu a meeting to De addressed by Caldwell and MattlSws,. who will tell the-farmers what, strains of the tuber to plant, how to cure them and how to market them. The, local- ' men will make an effort to Induce the farmors to plant a given numberof acres, and will guarantee storage space and markets for all that Is pro duced. Mr. Townsend already Is planning to build a warehouse that will house at least 75,000 bushels of potatoes. He, alone, will plunt approximately 10O acres. If the farmers agree to plant according to the directions of the ex perts and Mr. Townsend, he will In crease the size of this warehouse to a capacity sufficient to accommodate all they can produce. Movement to Improve Battleground. Burllng'.on.-- The local post of the American legion has started a move ment for the Improvement of the Ala mance battleground, located about nlno miles southwest of this city. Some very Important historical facts are connected with the piece of land that lies on th'i paticular spot where one of the first battles of the revolution was fought between the soldiers of the British government and the regulars of Alamance. In the battle that was fought on Ala manco soil, Robert Thompson was shot down by the British soldiers, which was the primary cause of the battle. According to the history of the fiatHe, Jemes Push lay behind a pll? of rocks and killed 17 British Soli!li. Present plans o the movement etart ed by tho members of the American Legion tre to mnke Alanfaneebattle ground a TVUlonal rark with stiltahlo monuments, markers, etc. A Bnrd stir-' fared r,vl will he built from Burling ton to the battleground. Cli to Pub'lsh Magfzlne. Chap 1 Kill. A new magazine is soon to e published by the member of English, '22, i-nder Professor Hlb bard, ishlch is to contain the best works cf the class, dealing largoly In ' moden poetry, and imaginative work of all 'ilnds. C. L. Moore, speaker ot the Pll society for the fall quarter, was chosen editor, and F. T. Thomrr " son, business manager. The other members of the class will compose the vr rest of tio board. " To Complete Traction Line. Fayottevllle. On the strength 'of a most encouraging report by General A. J. Viowley as to the Camp Bagg situation, made to a mass meeting oi Fayettevillo business men, liberal sub scriptions to the fund necessary to complete the traction line from" this city to the military camp were sub scribed. The meeting, called for tho purpofe of discussing Important matters relat ing to the camp, listened to General Pershing's friendship to Camp Bragg and the chief of staff's activities In be half of the North Carolina camp, one of the most valuable army posts In the country; talked over the street rail road proposition, and ame across handsomely when the appeal was made. ' - Granville Votes Bonds. ' Oxford Three districts In Gran ville county voted a bond issue of $40, O0 with a safe majority. These die- tricts will be consolidated and a stan dard high school erected. The county now Is divided Into seven high fhool district and Superintendent Webb says tUt "by the opening of the next school Jerm we expect to have Jo at least ILs of these well equippej build ings n.th not less than ten teachers in eaci." The other two dlstrlcti ar being organized and will have In the school four or five teachers each. - a i Htw Hospital Completed. Hlc',.ory The Richard Baker hos pital Edition that will provide 36 ex tra ard rooms, the great major ity ot them private and a with con necting baths, has Just been turned over to Dr. J. H. Shuford, proprietor, by the Elliott Building company and Is pronounced one of the'most modern and complete Institutions of its kind in the South. Dr. Shuford had the Hickory club, of which he Is a member, as guests at dinner this week and the visitors were shown over the new building. , - , f ? j Elect New Officers, Albemsrle. At a meeting of the board of directors of the Eflrd Mfg Co held here, J. 8. Eflrd, ot this place, was elected president ot the compiny to succeed- J. W. Cannon, who died two or three weeks ago. W. O. Eflrd was re elected vice-president, and Jap Eflrd was elected treasurer. ' H. L. Horton was elected secretary to suc ceed Mr. Eflrd, who assumed the du ties of the presidents office. Two new directors were elected to eveceed th late Mr. Cannon nnd the late D s A 1 H f Jo