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ROANOKE RAPIDS HERALD, ROANOKE RAPIDS, N. C.
OTHER MEETINGS ARE TO BE HELD FUTURE CONFERENCES TO BE HELD AS RESULT OF WORK OF ARMAMENT MEETING. TO DISCUSS WORLD PROBLEMS Five-Power Conference Eight Year Hence to Again Discus Naval Armament. t Washlngton.-When the Washing ton conference went out of existence it left a dozen legatees in the form of commissions and other interna tional bodies which again will bring . ,( ... itnwora tniTftth- represenuiuvea ui ui yv...- I -TZTTi nlmnniiip Dl iman nnirrnri i N13 CARDINAL RATTI NAMED HEAD OF CHURCH OF ROME r to discuss world problems, Besides many general agreements, "to consult" among themselves wneu troublesome questions arise, the gov ernments represented here authoriz ed specifically, among other things, a five-power conference eight years hence to again discuss naval arma ment, a five-power commission to re vise the rules of warfare, a special conference" and "separate revision commission" to regulate the Chinese tariff, "a board of reference" to con Blder economic and railway questions in the far east, and an International commission to inquire into extra ter ritorial rights in China, Only two duties are bequeathed to the secretary general of the expiring conference, and it is the expectation of officials that the secretary gen oml's office will wind up these tasks and finally close Its doors in the very near future. It has merely to com pile and have printed the corrected minutes of the plenary sessions and committee meetings and to act as a clearing house through which the va rious nations will Inform each other fully as to their exlstinK commit ments affecting China. This infor mation Is to be filed with the secre tary general for transmission to all ,.nnf..rpnra members "at the earnest convenience," and similar commit ments entered into In future sire to be dealt with by direct communica tion between the various foreign of fices. The provision for another arma ment conference is embodied in the five-power naval treaty signed re .! tt at forth that "in view of possible technical and scientific de velopments, the United States shall arrange for a conference of a the contracting powers which shall convene as soon as possible after the expiration of eight years from the coming into force of the present . treaty to consider what changes, if any. may be necessary to meet such developments. In addition, it Is provided that in case one of the five signatories be comes Involved in war. the others w an,i all five shall "meet in conference" again when the war is over. A conference also Is to he held if anv development seems to materially affect the "requirements of national security" of any power in a manner to involve treaty provis ions, and if any signatory d-sires to terminate the treatv after Its initial 15-vear tenure, "all the contracting powers shall meet in conference. - Rome. Cardinal Achille Ratti, Archbishop of Milan, was pro claimed elected Pope in succession to the late Benedict XV. He has taken the name of Pius XI. The thousands waiting in front of St. Peters for the wisp of smoke, that would tell of the election of a new Pope, or the failure of the sacred college to reach a decision, gave a mighty shout when a thin wisp of smoke came from the chimney leading from the Sistine chapel. It was then known mat mo vari olic church hud duly elected a Pontiff. As soon as the two-thirds vote for Cardinal Hattl had been verified Cardinal VannutelH, as dean of the Sacred college, arose Rnd proceeded to the throne of ,ha ehosen one, accompanied on pithpr side bv Cardinals Logue and Blstell, respectively deans of the Cardinal priests and the Cardinal rn.amns. He was asked in Latin by Cardinal VannutelH, in accord ance with custom, if ho accepted the election to be Supreme Pontiff and the new Pope answered with the formal: "Since it Is the will of God, I must obey." GONF ERENCE GOMES T(l Ml END MENACE OF WAR ItV PACIFIC IS ABOLISHED AT LAST SESSIONS. FORD PROPOSfiL TO CONGRESS Keen Interest In the Matter Has Been Manifested by a Large Number of Members. Washington. Prompt action mark ed the reception by congress of the Ford proposal for lease and purchase of the Muscle Shoals, Ala., nitrate and water power projects as referred to the house by Secretary Weeks for its decision und afterwards for con sideration by the senate. Speaker Glllett sent the offer Immediately upon its receipt to the house military ai HARDING TO DELIVER ADDRESS Reviews Work of Calling Conference and Treaties Accomplished Del egates Soy Goodbye. Washington. The arms conference made the last entry on its record of achievements und adjourned sine die. At a four-plenary session two more treaties and a half dozen supplemental resolutions were passed through the final stage of conference approval am then the delegates exchanged farewell courtesies in a series of speeches ex pressing universal satisfaction over the results of the history-making 11 weeks of negotiations just ended. Monday's session was Uecoted en tirely to formal signature of the con ference treaties and to an aauress ..j President Harding voicing his ap praisement of the work accomplished by the conference he culled into be ing. Most of the foreign delegates left Washington on Monday. The two treaties accepted formally at the last session both relate to China SHANTUNG TREATY SIGNED BY FAR-EASTERN DcLt.uA i m Washington Tlie Shantung trea- ty, ending tne long which threatened to wreck the Ver sailles peace conference ami who Instrumental in defeating the League of Nations in the United States senate, was signed by delegates of Japan and tnina. In the Hall of the Americas of the Pan American building, be neath crystal chandeliers, six men affixed to the treaty in laigusn their names while Hughes anu um four, who had brought the group together looked on ii erestedly. From the four corners of the hall shields stood forth prominently with the significant word, "Pax" "Peace." , Tor .lanan. Baron Kato nnd Dele- Kates Hanlhara and Sidehara sign ed, while for cnina, uocui.b Sze and Wang acted. There were two copies, each in Pn..nah. nnd the delegates signed ii,..!.- names In English. When this had been done Szo leaned over nd whispered his thanks to Hughes and Balfour, followed by i. hn mumbled something about gratitude in an almoBt unin telllglble murmur. Hil PRAISES BUDGET BUREAU SEES PROSPECTS OF SURPLUS INSTEAD OF DEFICIT IN THE GOVERNMENTS' FINANCES GIVE President Addresses More Than One Thousand Officials at Government Business Meeting. presiding at the sec- . .1.., lUlllll'll- iond business meet.m: u. .. ment President llaniuii; r instead of a lie- in . - finances, as was '"1'1''"1 , bl.r, there now were pro.-i ' ' surplus of receipts over cM d ,i,., l,,mks are balanced at tut Yi lieu ' Washlngton.- nouned It WILL CULTIVATE SANDHILLS Said to be Mott Suitable Soli Fop the Production of Peaches and Berrlea In the United States. MIL TREATY IS APPROVED Ready to Hand Back China the Lease Hold of Wel-Hal-Wel; Japan to Withdraw. Washington. -The Washington ne gotiations for limitation of armament revision of the 1 reached their consummation wne.. a reunion vi i" . ,.,. ..infer- . ! plenary session u. " r,na np, ivlll t llfl" fOT & Chinese customs system and tne uiu- i " j Wc approvttl er embodying, Elihu itooi a , - , M navleB points" and the amplified open . floor of tl e two tre M agen. Some of the separate solutions not and restrict nt i on the record deal with collateral Ch I- ele of ma gealed nese questions, but Included In the o 0 ol J8.1. of debate estab was a supplement to the four p,- jio of capital ship pact, fiLiumi's between the five xreat pow ers and the other pledges them against unrestricted submarine warfare and ,;.,,, ulillo members of the IUIIS l-UIUliHHl-v r ' " , , , , . ,.f Interstate commerce committee inui- aKreenient the principal isumu. v. cated they might seek a change of the Japanese empire. reference to their body. A few hours after the plenary ses-) within a day Chairman Kahn, of the military com-! 8lim adjourned the Japanese and CM- j plenll,otpntarles of the mittee, contended, however, that the j m,ae met and affixed their signatures 0mit nritan Japan, report had properly been referred to , to the treaty by which Shantung Is to mjy wU formally affix i.t ttoiv ami nninren oui iimv , ho rpnirrwu iu v-iiu-oc w. UIO ltlllllllUH.V i -- its members already had conducted hearings on the Muscle Shoals ques tion, were entirely familiar with the their signatures. At the same session tne iar wm- though the long debated Shantung Question occupied a keynote position i conference moved in the conference program me m-.. j , (.nm,,i,.tion of Its tasK end of next June ii...ui,int further ami had been possible to re, u. e . u t ernnienfs expenditure, from a 1 based on 4.5uii,.MM'"0 a scale of 3.74.0f.O..Mi and d a ... i... imi vii nerioil tne confident expectations. More than a thousand off I. -Inl from all the departments and e, abM .... nf the Bovernmeiit met with the President and received the report 'of the various coordinating agctuus transmitted by Director i the budget bureau, whom !"' ' describes as the "genius' who nude possible the cut in expenditures. The President and Director name, of the budget, who follow! him, an nounced to the meeting that iree savings of J:i2.oo0.000 and indlre.t swings of more than fin4.,M000 had been accomplished in less than six months through the operation alone of the budget bureaus co-or- Mr. Harding expressed the further ! opinion that the efforts on u- i'.i 'of the government toward eeoiiomy had been reflected among me F'r at large. "I cannot but feel that the govern n,t i,. In this budget (irtanization set an example of care and thrift T- SECRETARIES OF CHAMBERS MEET pied and several personally had in-je(1 oM the conference pmper m h V . , .v.. i. ..,i rwa i ,ha tun Oriental powers were ' specnii uie one ouu ....... u.ii.T - - i e vine nnai uwi"""" " - . ,ha vn,.nr nniwa-nrtliv a cause, we oimni ,111 recard to Chinese problems. i . Bratifl,.,i'to have had a part in The agreement on Shantung aireu.i,. i Mm,h of h(, tr.vagance it... , I nnell. I .. 1 1. ,.Vt i u'tlU UPrilt'll I I UI C( If . . , II.. ntMYId I"'- - . projects invotvea, xne nr" , lions oy ". " nnd by announcing oliiciany T : that has helped greatly to mane sa' ,ere of the Shantung settlement a..u , tashfonable. U to some extern ere .nnnivnl to nine of the i " , ,,.., i.uir in - . , ... .u- ...u..mtf trtntv. R' ' ........ i the KOveriuuem r. For that reason. Mr. Kaiin saia, mane -- - i resolutions atlopi'Mi m I so praiseworthy a cause . . . I .. , ........... V. .. rl Q Vfllj'P 1 tl ine ! . m . . ... Y.t .m . I ' ii. !.... n...i.,n hv nia e()iniiiiic-c i. vorv (ie t'titie unu ....v. could be taken and In the event hear- j flnal geBSion of oratory that reauy ings w re held, they would not be pro-1 brought the work of the cei! traeted With the exception of Sec-1 (elence to a close and every spokes retary Weeks and probably Mr. Ford ! man predicted that the negotiations himlsef, who might be called to testl- j ot Washington would bulk large m fy few other witnesses were under-! tne history of the world. Secretary stood to be under consideration in that j Hughes for the United States and Ar connection. i thur J. Balfour for Great I''-l'innh(alleada Evidences of equally rapid action;, he conference accomp lishment a. ' ,. .1.. .n,it. .v,ori,,, in a "new era ol interna hv the house ttsen, uer m........ u,,n ... - - tee in cept were somewnai imi u.w. - i frnm ftn the 1 . " k0,n,t.H ta A keen Interest In the j ' "bto MilMons Lost in Fire, rpdv has been manifesteU ty a iarK ,,. fnr : u.i u..v..., - - - , - .. ; Vow York Thlw hundr r . .. . onl in. what tne neKiiatii -- rpt rement trom ineir ieat.ru ' i . . , , ,, -.. number ot me noue - , tl Wl, ,,BflrP tn the crucial area r ; ,... ,,PrlsIon which thirty-four tnousanu uwenu. ..t - U,M ""u . r . .... Pa . ai V"". , , turn ....h .nfflelent to hne.se l.TimnflO of the racinc ana me . "iat,neared to becloud me prosi-v .., m the keynote of nearly all the co addresses has been put into a draft treaty ne- .nvrnmpnt has been due to a lack tween Japan and China, and the otnerjo of lndivI(,ual responsibility, far eastern settlements are to be em-jgnd tho 8ame , trll(, ln ,hP corporate bodied in at least two general con- buglnesgM an(, t))(1 priv.lt0 affairs of ventions which will come before the f our (ffortfl hl,r ,hM conference shortly. , set a standard and Inspire an anibi- As soon as Japan's intention to t)on for pre.lt(ir p(,onnmies and higher withdraw from Shantung had been ; -lc)en(, we gliaI1 have frted not definitely stated, the liruisu " , . h(l govornment, but the whole Hamlet.-A plan is being formulated to make the chamber of commerce a county-wide organization for the pur pose of bringing new farmers to this itate from the West, North and South " invest and clear for cultivation the extensive sandhills, suitable for grow lag peaches and dewberries, said to be the most adaptable for that purpose to be found in the United States. The plan Is being put forward by H. T. 1'rosser, one of the directors and or ganizers of the chamber, who has al ready put one man to work with 200 mules clearing land for orchards and '"such nn organization as Mr. Pressor has In mind will employ a field secre tary for five months in the year who will devote his entire time to such de velopment. While the chamber of com merce is already county-wide ln the ory, It isn't In practice, Mr. Prosser thinks, but should be made so, and he is counting on the support of Hocking ham. which has no chamber of com merce at all. Vnder such a program Mr. Prosser expects to duplicate his 1917 stunt, u-hon ho was developing agent of the Seaboard and went to Indianapolis and returned with 32 farmers. One of the recent arrivals from Indiana Ib Miss Lucile Infert, who has bought land and io planting an orchard of 55 acres, becoming one of the few ex clusive women farmers of the Btate. A peach and apple grower of Pennsylva nia who shipped 88 carloads of peaches iut vpr. but who is disgusted with the complete failure of his crops in Maryland and in terrltoy further south than this point, is negotiating for a large tract of land near Southern Pines, Mr. Prosser says. One of the Interesting factors in bringing this northern grower to the state Ib the In cident of Captr C. W. Cogwell selling his crop of peaches grown on land near that the northern is considering pur chasing, for $84,000. As for the local farmers, iu w.... which has so much Interested them In growing other money crops besides cotton and tobacco, Is the arrival of the boll weevil. One farmer with a vinevard of 35 acres is nu:ieu.u to 50 At the Barlow fram, where an average of $239 per acre was made in strawberries last year, the acreage is being increased. It is estimated by Mr prosser that: the average net re turn on dewberries last year was G00 per acre, and those who make a spec ialty of this crop find the soil as well adapted to it as to peaches and rais ing them almost as profitable. It la believed from the preparations being made on dewberry farms that the pre ductlon of dewberries this year will exceed that of any preceding crop In this section of the state. COMMERCIAL SECRETARIES PLAN NORTH CAROLINA PRODUCTS1 WEEK THIS SPRING. i HAVE BIG PROGRAM FOR p. Plan For Education In Regard t State Products Is Outlined by President Roberts. the nouse nsea, tuiei ic - o - c.,r. , . , .lm. oniy ine mm-nii".-".. ' e-s report with reference to recora-1 tlonal understanding and Albert har ,noum.ed formally for the first time , partiru.irly well, perhaps our endatlon. that the proposal be arrant for France eutoiied the record , thRt thcjr governmpnt was ready tO P wU, ,)e ()f Bme t0 ,, nted or rejected is made to the body, of achievement as constl u ing the tQ Cnina , lease hold of ire some hat more dimmed. "loftiest precedent of mankind. S m-, Wt,Ha.WpI. Tne Krcn let it be 100 the an- Will Stop Making Bibles. New York-After more than years ot manufacturing Bibles, i..- nihin society has Ammieit" ....... . nounced it would soon close down its plant in the old Bible House, in Astor Place The high cost of production was given as the reason for discon tinuing publication. The socletv announced it would continue distributing Bibles manu factured by other concenrs. m1 and Winston-Salem. C. W. Roberts, ot Greensboro, president ot the North Carolina Commercial Secretaries' As sociation, iu his address before that body at the midwinter meeting here, outlined a plan tor the education ot the people ot North" Carolina and the entire United States in regard to North Carolina's resources, products, opportunities and possibilities. The nlan is to hold in North Caro lina the latter part of April, or the first part of May, a "North Carolina Products Week." This week la to b put on and sponsored by the secre taries' association, Chambers ot com merce, university and other edu cational institutions of the state, state departments and. trade organ!: zatlons. He outlined a program for ' the week, stating that the plan to he worked successfully must have a stan dard program that will be carried out , t. ln every village and town In the itateJ. .f This matter was uiscusseo w . meeting, when it was given hotfrty en dorsement. , ' It was decided that the association would ask the international Ji.aad- quarters of the CivitanKJwaniS.land notary clubs to set ap.rt one ,day a year tor the discussion of. the cham- . t tier of commerce. At this time' tho members of these influential clubs . .. . n,,Qlntnrt WitlL COUIU UBtuiun i- .1. - i. ,.r .hit. crpnr nrLiui aviu . The feature oi a luncueuu w--.-the secretaries was a 15-mlnute talk by Leslie W. Sprague, ot the American , ., nu n..ronn The Bddress was of an inspirational nature, and told of the work that the chambers of commerce have done in the cities of America, and pointing out the future with i s unlimited field of opportunities. He told that there 'was no organization that has had, or could ever have, more . to do with the Industrial and commer cial development of a community than the chamber of commerce. "No community," he said, "can be more progressive than the men that head and compose Its chamber or Mr. Sprague spoke nigniy oi w organization In the various cities of North Carolina, and noted the rapid strides that this state nas nmuo the last few years The association diseusseo. n.m"B l," "Diiiiuin!; iiiw dications were that ttiey woum u.."- the iiuestion at some length before a final vote could be reached. Suggests Special Tax for Bonus. Washington. Kunds to finance sol- of the Pacific and the far r.aa i a ppan.d t0 nciuu-1 i . d heri pledges of fair treatment for I lima , conf(,rpnce projects, one l . . ! ,.i,i ha hit lit with the money onDr0i rnnference agreement, m-, ptuuu, - koi- ' . , ..... t0t in flroa In I hp n In States irom Ing addrewes. japan Warding the Chinese .easeu lermu. . ; , . - - nnfr.ronrp nro ects, one iaio iu " nrd of I- ire I n- . . . ...v. Bnlnmn. ..." .. . . .i VuMntvu Hon throiiKh Baron sioenara, mm relntinK to the Chinese eastern iu-,ui ' ' , . iv .leelnred his gov e .nir.eiit waiiicj . ,ho nthor to the p.jhibitton aerwruers. diers' bonus must be raiseu oy .... -"";"'." ald ln brlnging the Chinese i "A". 7" arm, into China, The board places the national lire of internal taxes as it would be ,m-, o y to aid in bring g the o Jmpo aMon f J, ,s,acleg ! lo9g durlnR the five-year period at practical to depend upon proceeds nation to its p P V !llsn encountere se. io is si.672.722.677. based on an examina- from the refunded foreign debt ".ion averted that his peo-; -'The Japanese tion of over 3;000.000 reports of tires Lino i'"' ared before the house means committee. i ... ...t.lir bo Prat.;; hi. objections to the inspiration to go torwaru w , enactment of bonus legislation at this development. . . .v ea 11 TnRt I in me, tne treasury ci.ir..j i levying taxes congress woulJ nave Victim of Theater Collapse. Washington. - Miss Caroline Up ghaw, of Atlanta, Ga., niece of Rep resentative Upshaw of Georgia, died a8 a result of injuries sustained in the Knickerbocker theater disaster Her death brought the number of dead from the disaster up to 98. had been at the point of death since she was taken from the theater ruias a week ago. Mi.ciniilDoi Governor Sued, Jackson. Miss. A $100,000 dam- ; nhnrrinr fJnvfirnor IjVV a- Russell, of Mississippi, with seduc , vrnnepq C. Birkhead, a for mer employe of his office, was filed . .v. oMuf pxpeutive in tne against ii'o . . a.otoa rttatrlct court here. The plaintiff, now a resident of New Orleans, in her bill of particu i.. nioH hv Attorney Foster, ot Vicksburg, Miss., declared that her reputation, character and health were ruined as a result of Governor Rus- sell's alleged mlsconauci. D...M. F.rm Risk Insurance, Washington. - The establishment of a farm risk insurance bureau, which would insure growing crop u. ..int,i,i ernns aeainst loss or dam age resulting from ad?"1" conditions, is proposed in a bill intro j a w Pntirpsentative King. The bureau, with the approval of the hB treasury, would have authority to adopt a form of farm risk n,.v and to nx reaBuuau. ,. A revolving fund of 10 000.000 would be created for the pay ment of claims. 70 Rnriiei from Wreck Toklo Seventy-nine bodies had .rH from the wrecked netju icvv,,v .-.I- hich waa buried by an ava lanche at Itlogaw station. Thlrty-trree Injured passengers aiso f'f. !. (i wirtimi. according to ad xnuav uL . . . vices ; reaching here, were crushed when the roofs ot the coaches collaps . ed under the weight ot rocks and .. hundred ex-soldiers, fire- "and coolie, are still engaged in ,v t rescue. It wa believed New Proposal Presented Weeki. v .- n iha pvn nf deliV- as.imeiuu.-wu . - ----.. nn ,lmltB.lon of armam nt and ery to congress ny ecrelBrJ on cigarettes, tobacco and documents. ior lps8 ,avor at both ends of the cap New sources of revenue suggested ltol by the secretary included: j Opposition among the majority Three-cent first-class pohibb. w , memnerfl, mosuy - uum w nft,i aaa ,t Vav V0Hf. in a saitra ttt n , raise iu.uuu.uuu. .... "u' ". ' .. .uo.pn ;mtnl '!'" - ' .t,l resolutions are to tie An increase in second-c ass poSVaSB said t0 be so strong w I Frederick E. Engstrum. o. , "' , (hipf d,: ..... oa nnji linn n Mi-nffrnm liinnimu- . . . ...,nj ,ha war hhthiu T .mil fliu hui'.u-v.i ----- rtes to prouuee .)u,uu.. ;oeieiuoi "- - - i ton. a. u, presnuicu - ... .. A two-cent tax on banK cnecus went against it ts unaerswm yield $30,000,000. i practically that wnicn Secretary Mellon oe- .h visions eRa w ' , , . .h i Matches aiid smoking hazards are ways a.m i-.c rrr -. ma,.e ruiur reached nere as me ami" - ciiinese ea astern , proposal which, coup-; held responsible for Ijm.enn.nmi of h.ss- ... .-j rrnnpli nnnosl- es. accoruinn i ii" '.- I I'o some ft. Suited in ap-lcomes electricity, which cans.,, are, Ree7an. ! ZZ Z consider a com-; boile, and pipes caused . loss of m iL-vjuifi o , , i , u . t..ii.. , Tannnese i an.t.uuu,uuu "i to tap mostly new sources, as the ev-1 Washington. - Kepuo. cau m.u prnm,se i f mean8 con,municated fires. J'.'.a00, aimormally high !i,iOP. understood virtually to pre0ntcd such pertinent resonant ns - lesnu" " . "'": "-.;....., ,u nf financing' ,. Imnortatlon resolution uuu. for Deace times, ne uiipcu f nave auauuuuru n. - ... . , eral sales tax. re-enactment of the ex- the ioIdle- bonus by means of a that it wa. virtually decided not to rpss Drofits tax or an increase in any! eneral gaie9 tax. a program which press t for adoption. . i ' ii I iitiih mtlTH existing taxes except possioiy un na9 l)Pen ireeiy uiscunseu - Dam at Toxaway to be Restored. AUi,Qviiio Krection of a concrete dam at uKe "r" Machinery," "Chain one washed away n . - ----- w. '";.,... .. ..,.ntlon an- od between Marcn ' '"Tli: ' L,r of Comnrce waa asserted by C. E. urr, rei" KqUipmr.u .... ...no Plans are now nnntlouarters. etc. tntiv-p nt me .- k.i o,,n,niPied bv Charles W. Wad- II.-, lip, V...... -- .. .J 11 ... eiu. ... fnr tun nroieci. t..i Rtr kei mouniam buu. j. r.s fop hieh. 200 feet long, A..i,nip Conductor James Rick- 60 feet thick at the base, 10 f .thick ftrd and lg pa88engers were slightly at the top and costing arounu ,vUv. ,njured wnen HOutnern senger train No r.h.ri.tu Has Big Fire. mountain ot on u - ... U UniinrlV niVlHIUIl Llrtw- CharIotte.-The Garibaldi & slm ,n,e jeweiry store. - w Polndexter. driving Hence ttquare, - "na Brmlnd a sharp curve was completely gutted on- u t -."" -' - an throwin( t IsXin'se. rthremncy brake, he and inui nu Prnnk rennington jumi'cu r linn" - - . . Conference Nearing End. Washington. Except for the form. allties and frills that are to attend its adjournment, the Washimtr.n con- A license tax of 50 cents per horse- janre o( tne 50 per cent income "r-ghoftlg properties for the manufacture 16 'of Henry Ford's offer for the govern- far eastern questions ove -. 'ment properties at Muscle Shoals, Ala.. At a plenary session the lemahlr. "iFrederlTB. Engstrum. of Wilmlng-, treaties and resolution, are o n- 0,h thp war secretary formally approved, and the chief de.' .rstood to biti, .mended proposal to com-1 gates are to say good bye to one an forced accept- Pltn " " d erale the Muscle other In speeches expres.irg iha gral ,t income sur-: '!!.,.. . ' ,hft manufacture iflcatlon of their governmen'.s over power on automobiles to produce $100,000,000. Nine Convict Miners Killed. Birmingham, Ala. - Nine convicts . l.nnl ana pvnlnHfon were kinen iron, a w"" e ---- tax voted Into the revenue bill by the senate. To Meet In March. Washington. -The 17th convention of nitrates for fertilizers. the conference accomplishments. Virginia Inaugurates Governor. Richmond. Va.-E. Lee Trinkle, of Wvthevllle, was inaugurated uover- . . . ., I . Tl. llo . ., .i.M.i rtunri ann nHriiurn uu- Tifir ill tiiKiiim Ol me nauuiiai i - T tQD I . VaUv m thP. Belle Ellen coal mines in u.uo ,- . . . D lg county, according to reports received ; gress win oe "e' ' " nrLrttm of ' President of the state supreme court uM hv r H Nesbitt. Mr Nesbitt said he oniy receive . meagre report on the accident, but that the superintendent ot the mines told him the explosion was a iuc uC. ., oil h hodies had been recovered and that the mine was clear. The ,lne inspector said he oio not whether or not the convicts negroes. To Collect Pledoes. Momnhin Tpnn. A committee of 11 members, headed by Bishop W. P. Mc- Murray, ot Louisville, Ky., was na.m by Bishop James Atkins, to map out an intensive campaign for the collec tion of $4,000,000 of the centenary pledges before the meeting oi me gen eral conferences of the Methodist Episcopal church, Soutn. at not Springs, Ark., next May in order to bring the work ot the five year cam paign up to date. The appointment of the committee followed a number of addresses. New Cure For "Flu." New York. Here's another cure for the flu, Health Commissioner Cope land aavs: "Remain for halt an hour ln water as hot as you can stand it. me water should be kept running ao that the heat can be maintained. While in the tub drink about a quart of lemon ade so hot you will have to sip alowly. Dry off well and get ln bed between blankets. " Remain there tor an hour. -M.A nemmratlon will then" have ceas ed. Get up, sponge off with cold water announced here, u ne prog... ui :'..,, the oath 0f office. Ju- I J.HniinMf nillllliii"!' the meeting has not oeeu u"u'""' F Westi 0f Suffolk, at the same formulated but the off Icnlal call stated betomel) untenant Governor, his that "perhaps the llvest of the topic t,0 d Je8ge F. west, also of to be discussed will be the proposed , BUOreme court, administering St. Lawrence river ui. Bill to Cut Down Officers. Washington. A bill to reduce the number of army officers to 12.000, as m. WpHimnre. ; compared with 17.000 now authorized bu."- - ' - - .... . ...... i... n was transmuted iu musn-ss uj ucu eral Pershing as chief of staff, and in troduced by Chairman adsworth. British Exchange Galnt, New York. British exchange" tended its advance to $4.30 for do mand bills representing a gain of al j tk wtn 1 n tr -""-'-. lh,inrn Ares U.w the elide coming anu, w- that has broken out in tnis city .u eral years. . , beore the pilot of the in addition to "M"-";'. " '; ,' med ,nt0 hundreds of tons "AZZT o?BSJtht came crashing down the tea run... .,. tin side, covering tne ine building and the aecuruy o..-.. ""-- ,, hlehway for a ...nu hnildlne on the other side, wua iracn .u v.. . - Other topics to be included are the , l,1overnor TrinU,9 and Lleuttn-! most 10 cents In the past fort il.M. anu hioiivimb 'n - - two years. Muscle Shoals, Panama Canal tolls!gnt Governor west were members of nd government u.B " , the state senate at time of election. Mississippi. . toren bodiei ar itlU under wrwk- J C,0M tb', por iBa at In l"i Little Danger of "Flu" Epidemic Washington. Reports to the United States public health service Indicate little danger of a recurrence of an epi demic ot influenia ln any of the 35 states from which the service receives ..,i-. wpV1v returns. New York was the only state reporting a decided in influenia cases during re- lUtlOBOH " 11J cent weeks and officials were inc.. in .Mrihute this largely to seasonal conditions, which were said to have been conducive to an aDnormai num ber of catarrhal caaes. Decrease In Unemployment. Washington. Unemployment de creased sharply In he United States during January, the department 3t labor reported and 40 out of 5 cities and Industrial centers had 4.2 per tent more workers on payrolls January il than they had on December SI. The calculation was made from the actual reports ot 1,428 concerns normally em ploying more wan ouu pouy.o Nearly, all industriei outside ot ateel, textiles and railroads Increased their labor forces. or e sheriff. Bank Robbed Again. Cartersvllle, Oa.-Entering the Bank of Cassville for the second time within a week, robbers made away with ap proximately $12,000, according to word received here. The loot consisted of Liberty bonds, county warrants, notes and other pa n. but no cash, it was said, as the robbers apaprentiy maoe no euu.i enter the money safe. The previous visit resulted In nothing more than t-mnprini with the vault comoinauon and officials said they thought the first robbers were amateurs. Youth Heads Government. Lisbon. Youth is in the saddle In the Portuguese government now. Capt. Cunha Leal, the new premier, who assumed office last month, is only 33 years old, while Lieut. Agatao Lanca, governor of Portual, is only 25 years of age. Premier Leal is aware that a sen tence of deth has been passed against him by the advanced elements who participated in the revolution In Oc tober laaj't because of his promise that he will avenge the repunucan auiw men assassinated at that time. - Four Buildings Wrecked. New York. Explosion of several stills, with the consequent wrecking of four buildings and serious injury of three men; seiiure of several hun dred gallons of alcohol, whiskey, wines and mash and one death from drinking poisonous liquor were the high spots on the record of prohibition enforcement agents operating within a radius ot "45 minutes Trom llroaa dav." William Spare was the tnird man to die of alcoholic poisoning at Jersey City within two days. Publishers Protest. Washington. Newspaper and maga sine nublishers, as represented In the National Publishers' association pro tested to Secretary Mellon against his ....raitinn that funds for a soldiers' ""ftO"- . . bonus be raised in pan tnrougn in creased rates on second-class postage Calling attention to the present rates, which were declared to nave oeen im posed strictly as a "war measure." the association said rates on newspapert mil other periodicals naa oeen in creased 37S per cent In the last four yean ...i.iornhip distance. UUim... . - .,. The Injured, all citizens oi jmu and Swain counties, were a Harrison Davis, foreneau laser.-.. W N Nesbit. left hip dislocrtted. j L Thomasnn, shoulder wrenched. Conductor James Rlckard, right arm .mi IP seriously hurt. Miss Mary West, lace ana wiu G. B. Bradshnw, back sprained, prob- nKlir apHnllslV. The remaining 11 snsvameu ..u rlous injuries necessitating nP. attention. Locomotive Boiler Explodes. t.ii, Th holler on the engine of Seaboard Air Line passenger train ninitfid near Dinwiddle, t a.. miles north of Noriina. aiii.nB ... a..min rarro I JOIinsuo, n.m KtU nit.".".., . riously Injuring the engineer. O. L. Davis, according to Qispaicue. .a v- w-i offices of the Seaboard. eu "f tj..tit. ri.h tYiPit were resiaenia oi A wrecking crew was sent .ruu. - lelgh nnd the tracK cieareu middle ot the day. Damage by the explosion was confined to the en gine Tents For Baptist Assembly. -..,iotnn (Knerlal). At the In- Rocky Mount.-A delegation of Pitt o E(,wn g Josey, chairman of . nrennvllle busl- ... .-tartninment committee ot mo county rarmer. u. MmM, . wilmlng- ness men Is expected m bri n McreUry .u nf inspecting me wu. - - nf Wll- u.d iuir-w . , ,.. .,r. ,h chamner oi i.-u.H. Mount cooperative ... " ,-. Spnator Simmons has n- M.bffJfiK Sested 'Secretary of War Week, to tlon and gather - tU . u?n its org que m Hnn and establishment. Ien" In connection " 7 i,.n nur has Been engi- at ron - ,. v v.1(( - . .. i j. man Hrlala will Dlau . .htt vlrtlt Bovcrai " . - . . plans lur considerable water and Are damage to the Blake drug store Duuaing uu . corner. Tk... ui.men to Bun In Primary. i,.uio Buncombe county has three women candidates for the June .,... Mr. L. Exum Clement Staf ford will' probably enter the primary to a hum as reprtw)ui" he gene al assemhly; Mrs. Charles Maicolm Piatt has announced her didacy seeking the nomination for the . ... .nH Mrs. John Nash Is in state uruiivo. - the race for register of deeds. H.tthwavmen Bob Taxi Driver. v....nn -Claude Bush and "Slim Anderson, white men, were arrested k . rrl aroun in the Sandhill sec- .. t... city, when Calvin . . hifhwavmen and had ciarea tnejr ,....--..- -. . . a blitnnnned him. JZ ,n7d the sheriff that he loft Greenville in his taxi with the men as tares to Washington, N. C. They took !"e!. :.?.,,- is 10 In money and oth- niS WHH.U -r-- ....J ( fleets, Campoeu ''" Pltt F.rrnerfWIII Visit Rocky Mt. Farmer to Raise Truck. nniaboro.-The farmers of Wayne. Johnston, Greene and other counties In this section ot the state are respona ing heartily to the efforts of the farm era 'association to have wP" market, in this state. At least 80 per cent of the farmers will Join the movement. The Growers tobacco warehouse, the largest warehouse fn vi. la owned by farmers of Wayne county, and It is believed that this warehouse will be the headquar ten of the o operative tarmers. New Agreement In Pflwer Case. Oreensboro.-The entering Into of . th. Eouthern company and 21 cotton mm- mm continue to pay the contract orlce tor electrical current purcha ed I'S. Power company, leaving Qlie.tlo. P the adoption of the rat. hv the old state corporation approved by tne w n commission, postponed hearing dispute in-federal court h.re, It wa w.unced. an