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... ,.ww.mtlWr.nwmi,Humwimimmm,n t , - - . . ,. , ' 1 - " ROANOKE RAPIDS HERALD, ROANOKE RAPIDS, N. C. AUSTIN 10 HEAD Fi COTTON ARMERS DIRECTORS TAKE STEPS TO TRANSFER ORGANIZATION TO PERMANENT OFFICERS. OTHER OFFICERS ARE ELECTED Matter of Financing the Association Will be Left With the Executive 'Committee. Raleigh. W. H. Austin, of Smlthfield, la presi dent, and B. 0. Townsend, of Dunn, Is secretary-treasurer of the North Car olina Cotton Growers' Co-operative Association. The election of officers took place at the first meeting of direc tors which was held here In the of' flees of the department of agriculture. Aaron Saplro, of California, who was advising with the directors in the va rious stops for the transfer of the temporary organization over to the 1 ermanent officers explained in detail the various features of the articles of Incorporation and the by-laws. Sev eral minor changos were found to be necessary because of local conditions. The matter of financing the asso ciation on probably a ton-million-dollar basis will be loft with the execu tive committee, together with the em ployment of assistants. In addition to W, H. Austin, presi dent, and B. 0. Townsend, secretary Jreasurer, the directors elected It., W. Christian, of Manchester, vice-president, and Dr. 0, M. Pate, Rayham, member of the executive committee, other members of which are the of ficers. The directors attending the meeting .were: V, First District W. H. Joynnr, Garys burg; second district, V. W. Eagles, Tarboro; third district, H. II. Staton, Bethel; fourth district not repre sented; fifth district. W. II. Austin, Smlthfield; sixth district, B. 0. Townsend, Dunn; seventh district, R. W, Christian, Manchester; eighth district, Dr. O. M. Pate. Rayham; ninth district, A. A. McEnchern, Red Springs; tenth district, L. D. Rob inson, Wadesboro. At the meeting of the organiza tion committee of the cotton associa tion, D. W. Patrick, of Greene county, Snow Hill, was adjudged director from the fourth district. The action of the committee settled a contest over the election between Mr. Patrick and H. E. Moaeley, both of whom are prominent farmers and business men of the district. Revision of County Govii-nment. A goneral revision of county gov. eminent in North Carolina is contom. plated in steps which Governor Morrl son is now taking, with the approvul of the Council of State, for the prep aration of legislation to be submitted to the 11)23 General Assembly. Gov. ernor Morrison Is in process of op. pointing a commission of a score or more of distinguished men in the state to undertake the drafting of a reform measure which will be submit ted to the legislature as a basis for its consideration. Governor Morrison is satisfied that great improvement can be mudo in the county governments in North Carolina. The present law under which the coun ties of the state are goverened, ,says the governor, is out of date. It has been handed down, In Its main prin ciples, from the first county govern ment act adopted after the war be tween the states. "The only thing in the world that Insures good and efficient government in the counties of the state is the men who are elected to fill the offices,'' said the governor. The law as It now stands, the governor went on, is sub merged in a mass of amendments and special legislation to the extent that even the lawyers in many cases are puzzled. A complete reorganization of the county government and the ac counting systems in operation In them is the governor's aim. While Governor Morrison was not yet ready to make any announcement of definite plans, he stated that he was selecting a commission for the purpose of taking the wholo matter Into consideration and of aiding rim in the drafting of a new law for sub mission to the next General Assembly. m$mmmme?i& Date Fixed For State Fair. The week of October 16-21 was fixed as the official (lutes of the 1922 State Fair at a meeting of the new executive committee of tho North Carolina Ag ricultural Society. Pluns for the enlargement of the fair were presented by Vice President Joseph Hyde Pratt, representing tho President, Mrs. Edith Vnnderbllt, und after thorough consideration by the management were approved and will be pushed with energy. Plans will be drawn by nn expert for the Improvement and benutilica- tlon of the grounds In connection with the location of the new grandstand and other buildings. wwm ii - Mhi sxv. .trim . ii 1 " au nan r Kirt' 1 Judge Theodore Ilrenlnno of Chlnigo, appointed mlnlmer to iluiigury. a Army liinks iiiuiiiumI by National Guardsmen pntrolllng Newport, Ky to suppress rioting In connection with strike of steel mill workers, a Army officers at Dolling Field, Washington, playing volley bull In the snow, dressed in bulbing suits. NEWS REVIEW OF CURRENTEVENTS Arms Conference Ends and Its First Results Appear in an Order by Denby. STOPS WORK ON BIG SHIPS More Income Tax Forms Available. Announcement of availability of forms for federal income tax payers was made by Gilliam Grlssom, col lector of Internal revenue. The collector's statement follows: "There is available and ready for releaiie the following forms for fed eral Income taxpayers on applica tion: "Form 1041. Fiduciary returns of Income for the calendar year 1921. "Forms 1099 and 1090 to make an information return, (direct to the commissioner of Internal revenue at Washington, D. C), showing the pay ment of $1,000 or more as salaries, wages, rent, interest or other fixed or determinable gnlna, profits and In come by an Individual, business en terprise, fiduciary or institution dur- lug the calendar year 1921. "Forms 1099 and 1906 must be In Washington by March 5, except as to those coming under the general ex tension explained below. "A general extension is granted in which to file fiduciary returns, Form 1041, and also partnership and per sonal service corporation returns, form 1065, and information returns In connection therewith, forms 1099 and 1096, until May 15, 1922, for the cal endar year 1921, or for any fiscal year ending in the year 1921 of the above returns. "Those making fiscal year returns, not coming under the above general extension, are required to make their .information returns on forms 1099 and Appoint Automobile Inspectors. Legislation enacted at the 1921 spe cial session of the General Assembly for the bettor enforcement of the au tomobile laws made a start toward ac tual achievement when Col. J. Bryan Grimes, secretary of state, appointed two regular "automobile Inspectors'' and four special Inspectors without salary. The regular inspectors are George J. Suddert, formerly of Wash ington, now of Raleigh, and Walter Lee Horton, of Raleigh. Special In spectors without salary Include J. E. Sawyer, motor supervisor of the de partment of state; A. L. Fleming, clerk In the automobile department; Frank Page, state highway commis sioner, and Lee S. Folger, automobile dealer of Charlotte. Commissioner Page Ends "Debate. Discussion and disagreement of four years' standing in Bladen and Colum bus counties, with some outcropplngs of feeling In New Hanover over the routing of the Wilmington-Charlotte- Ashevllle highway was brought to a conclusion when State Ilighwuy Com missioner Frank Page and State High way Engineer Charles Upham gave their approval to the route known aa the "Green Swamp Route." Price of Farm Products Decrease. The farmer's products are bringing still lower prices than last year the peak of the wave of business depres sionand that principal items neces sary to agriculture have not declined In proportion, is disclosed in the Jan uary price report of Frank Parker, Agricultural statistician of the Co operative Crop Reporting service. Mr. Parker's statement shows that while there Is talk and "signs" of bet ter business and returning prosperity, the farmer's boat is being badly bat tered on the rocks of financial stress because of the most precipitate and demoralizing plunge taken by prices of Involved agricultural products. Other commodities have come down, 108 by March 15, 1922. showing the but the farmers products hit the bot- amounts In excess of the 11,000 paid torn the hardest and are still sticking during the calendar year 1921." there, with few exceptions. To Build More Roads. The Highway Commission Is consid ering bids on two stretches of hard surfaced road, the main one from Tar boro to Rocky Mount, in the first dis trict, a stretch of 16 miles, and from Thomasvilie to the Guilford county line in the fifth district. The R. G. Lasslter company Is apparently the lowest bidder on these two projects, but the contract has not been awarded. Rouse Gets 30-Day Respite. The ten-day reprieve granted to Wright Rouse, 79-year-old, one-armed negro In the state prison under sen tence of death for the killing of Wil liam Whitley, Walstonburg farmer, In the fall of 1921, was extended to 30 days. The new rate of execution Is March 3. Governor Morrison Is making some Investigations of his own into the san The commission Is also considering Uy ot tne negr0 who ew WhUey, a Uiu uu uuiuuor ui uiuer soil roaas In different parti of the state. The bids bare been opened. prosperous farmer and a good citizen upon the promise of $500 from Mrs, Whitley and her lover, Tom Hayes, New Charters Granted. The following new charters were Is sued by the secretary of state: Lansing Lumber company, of Lan sing, Ashe county, authorised capital $100,004 and $10,000 subscribed by V. E. Lallon and others of Lansing. Kols Nut Syrup and Extract com pany. Scotland Neck, authorized capi tal $60,000 and $10,000 subscribed by by R. T. Jones and others. Joint Fraternal Order. Inc.. of Lam- berton, Rev. J. D. Harrell, of Lumbar- ton, and others, ot'Chadbourn, Incor porators, non-stock corporation. Guard to Train at Camp Bragg. Washington (Special.) The North Carolina National Guard will train at Camp Bragg this year. A camp of IS days' duration will be held there tor the states comprising the North Caro lina corps area. It was announced that "emphasis will be laid upon the fundamentals for small units. The military training camps of next summer are planned to embrace for the first time all ot the compo nents and agencies ot the army of the United States as contemplated under the national defense act." Ct of Special Session, v The post of the special seisinu of tM legislature to the state of North Carolina was about $1,905 per day for the 15 days the special session was at work. The total cost of the session wrs $28,689.05. Ot this amount $3, , nQ.89 was spent for contingencies :mch as stationery, pencils, printluf vi Incidental costs connected wtfh - v!t of the legislature to RaHgh. '""! remaining $28,493. U went to the '"""sit of ralarles of members sad ; the clerical help. Tar Heela Found In Many 8tates. Washington. The population of va rious states by state ot birth is being given out by the census bureau, and In some of them are large numbers ot native North Carolinians. In Florida, with a population of 986,420, there are 17,358 North Carolinians, 9,974 being white and 7,378 negroes. In Maryland, with a population of 1,449,661, there are 10.253 North Carolinians, 4,679 be ing white and 6,572 negroes. In Okla homa, with a population of 2,028,283, time are 7,667 North Carolinians. Pope Plus XI Is Crowned In St. Pe. ters Basilica Secretary Weeks Shows Flaws In Ford's Muscle Shoals Offer Devising Revenue for Soldiers' Bonus. By EDWARD W. PICKAFtD A CIIIKVE.MKNT8 of the conference on nrmniiit'iits sluimll.e u new eru of undorstiiiMlliig In which prepar edness for war will yield to moral pro parcdness for pence, suld President Harding to the delegates lit their lust session on Munilny. "lour achievement Is supreme," he continued, "because no seed of conflict lias been sown ; no reliction In regret or resentment ever can Justify resort to arms. You have written the first di liberate am effective expression of great powers, in the conscientiousness of pence, of war's utter futility, and challenged the siinlty of competitive preparation for each other's destruc tion." Although the President ninile no ref erence directly to the hope be hud pre viously expressed that an association of nations would come from the con ference, be predicted a continuance of International discussion to curry for ward the work. Before Sir. Hurdlng made bis ad dress the live treaties iigroed upon by the conference wore1 formally signed. and when the President concluded Secretary of State Hughes declared the conference adjourned sine die. Now It Is up to the United States Semite to put the stamp of approval on the work accomplished by the con ference. President Harding Indicated that he would transmit to It without deluy the treaties, and the steering committee of I lie senate, which met with Mill Tuesday evening, promised that they should have the right of way until the tariff bill Is reported. The debate probably will be prolonged, but there seems little reason to doubt that the treaties will be ratified. The first tangible results of the con ference appeured Wednesday, when Secretary of the Navy Denby, under direction of the President, ordered the suspension of work on eight battle ships und six battle ciAilsers now un der construction, pending final action on the naval treaty. When the treaty has been ratified the contracts for the ships will be canceled. The building operations stopped by Secretary Den by's order have been costing the gov ernment about $0,000,000 a month. Of the eight battleships, one will he com pleted Inter either the West Virginia or the Washington. The Colorado, which Is almost completed and Is not Included In the list, uiso will be fin ished. Two of the battle cruisers are to be completed as airplane curriers. . Of the foreign countries represented In the conference the only one where there seems to be any organized oppo sition to the treaties Is Japan. Huron Sakamoto Is leading the opposition In the house of peers and criticized se verely the agreements reached. Pre mier Takuhashl and his ministers met the attack ably. The premier said that the government did not claim the conference was an unqualified success, viewed from an Individual standpoint, but that It did believe, with the oilier powers, that the ugreemeiits reuched were the first step toward a real und lasting peace and would lend to a fu ture understanding for the total uboll tlon of defense equipments. Japan, like the United States, has stopped construction work tui Its new capital ships. ACHILLE RATTI, who was cardi nal archbishop of Milan, was crowned pope under the inline of Plus XI on Februury 12. Ills ascension lo the papal throne In St, Peter's ba silica and assumption of the triple crown was accompanied by all the stately ceremony that has grown up about the crowning of u pope through the centuries of the Catholic church's history, Since the new pope is nn acknowl edged liberal anil one of the group Hint supported the policies of Benedict XV looking toward a reconciliation be tween Hie cliuri'h und the Itallun gov eminent, It may be tliut resumption i relations will come during his reign Tills, though not especially desired b, oilier Kuropcun governments, I strongly favored by tnnny prominent Italian Catholics. They believe the church would greatly benefit because the pope would be free to visit otlic countries, Amerit-ium In Koine hope Hint Plus XI tuny even come to tlii country, the first pope ever to visit the nv world. Cinlliuil O'Connell was decide vexed because the choice of ii pope was made by the sacred college hcfoi he and the other American cardinal could reach Rome, and there Is talk of changing the pupnl constitution so Hint tills ciimint huppen In the futur The Incident may also be responsible for the report that two more American cardinals are to be created soon. The archbishops mentioned In tills connec tion are Muiuleleln of Chicago and Hayes of New York. H EXRY FORD'S offer for the tnk nitrate plant at Muscle Shoals was re ferred to tho agricultural committee of the senate. Acceptance of the offer was u.'ged by Senator Underwood of Alabama, Democratic leader, und It was predicted the committee would recommend It. But In the house mili tary affairs committee the Ford prop osition was having hard sledding. Sec retary of War Weeks was culled there as a witness and bis Icstlinonv must have been rather saddening to ihe au tomoblle magnate. It wus thus sum marized by a Washington correspond ent : That Ford will pay $.',O00,(XlO for that portion of the Muscle Shonls project which has already cost the government $10d,(HH),KK. That the government, to complete the project, must spend $-10,01 Hi.i Nit) to $.-iO,OOU,noO additional, which Ford will repay under. exceedingly liberal terms. That the government can realize be tween ?.S,ooo.iN and $1).000,00U salv age on the project which Ford wants to buy for $5,000,1X10. That the government can realize more for the Warrior river plant and neighboring property than Ford Is willing to pay for the entire Muscle Shoals undertaking. In reply to a direct question ns to whut he would do with the offer If he were a member of congress, the sec retary said he would vote to accept It If be thought certainly it would pro duce cheaper fertilizer for the furm- rs, but that he was greatly Jn doubt ns to this, and he believed Ford und his engineers also were uncertain of It. He added that he would soon submit to congress two other offers tor Muscle Shoals, TENTATIVE estlmntes of the cost of the proposed soldiers' bonus pliice it at $350,000,000 a year, and the Republlcun members of the house ways nd means committee spent a lot of time last week discussing how this was to be obtained. President Har ding made It clear to the leaders that the bill must Include a provision for the raising of the necessary revenue, and that it must not be too oppressive on the public; he agreed with Secre tary Mellon that a bonus based on for eign bonds Is out of the question. Like wise, the plun ot raising money by any onn of general sales tax Is going into the discard, for a majority of the Re publicans evidently are opposed to It. Consequently the majority members of the committee have agreed tliut vari ous miscellaneous taxes shall be im posed, but have not yet decided just what these shall be. Chairman Ford ney favors an Increased tax on tobac co and cigarettes, a tux on real es tate transactions and a light tax on stock and bond transfers. Other mem bers urged taxes on gasoline and bunk checks, a federal automobile license tax based on horsepower, and an In crease In first aud second class post age rutes. TX OltDKll to relieve the congestion in the federal courts, the senate Ju diciary committee inis decided to rec ommend un Increase of K) In the mini her of United States Judges. Thoso new Judgeships, according to the plan, will go one each to the following dis tricts: Massachusetts, eastern New York, southern New York, east em Pennsylvania, northern Texas, distort Michigan, northern Ohio, middle Ten nessee, northern Illinois, Minnesota northern California, northern (Jeorgli. mid Arizona. A I.TIIornil the United States bus not accepted, mid Is not likely to accept the Invitation to lake part In the economic ami financial conference In Genoa next month, preparations for Hie opening of Ihe meeting are being made by Hie Ilullim government. All the city's hotels mid others along the Italian Riviera as far as liapallo are being requisitioned, rapid transporta tion and communication arranged and the ancient palace put In order for the sittings of the conference. Baron Avezzano, formerly ambassador to the United Slates, Is general secretary in charge of local arrangements, and Pre mier Bonoml, though he has resigned, Is devoting most of his time to the uf falr, pending the appointment of his successor. If America avoids this conference It will be because, among other rea sons, the soviet Russian government, not yet recognized. Is to be represent ed; because certain European powers show no disposition to help matters by reducing their military establish ments j because none, except England, Is trying to balance its budget, and be cause few of them recognize the rela tion of the general recovery of Europe to the recovery of Germany. Uy.R" broke out In Ireland ' again hist week, tills time be tween the Irish themselves and along the Ulster border. Presumably be cause they had not learned that three political prisoners sentenced to death at Derry had been reprieved, raiders who were Identified with the army of the Irish republic Invaded lister and carried off scores of prisoners, cluing also a lot of shooting. A few of the captured men were released at once, but the others were held, supposedly as hostages. Naturally, the northern counties at once blazed with Indignu tlon ami thousands of armed men swarmed to the border and formed a line of steel there. Of course the provisional govern ment of the Irish Free State was not responsible for the kidnapings, nor could it prevent them, It was be lieved by some that Hie attacks were planned largely to embarrass Michael Collins and bis colleagues. Owen O'Duffy, chief of staff of the Irish republican army, issued this statement : 'That there should be spontaneous and determined action In Ulster Is not surprising. The patience of our peo ple there lias been sorely tried lately by continued raids, arrests und tor tures inflicted upon them by agents of the northern government. "The majority of those in prison In Ilelfast and Derry are suffering be cause they carried out my orders while I was llulsoii officer, to protect the lives and property of Catholic civilians from the ravages of Orange mobs when those who are intrusted with law and order refuse to give protection." Ulster and the Free State are still disputing over the settlement of the oundaiies of lister, and there Is ime talk -by Itrltlsh olllciuls of calling on General Smuts to mediate. BRIEF NEWS NOTES WHAT HAS OCCURhED DURING WEEK THROUGHOUT COUN TRY AND ABROAD EVENTS OF IMPORTANCE (lathered From All Parts Of Tht Globe And Told In Short Paragraphs Foreign The municipal employees of Berlin recently voted to continue their strike unless the municipality agrees to ex tend the present scale nf wages to the end of December, Instead of to June, as proposed by the arbitration court. Cardinal Achilla Rattl, archbishop of Milan, has been chosen supreme pon tiff of the Roman Catholic church to succeed the late Benedict XV, His coronation aa Pius XI will take place February 12. The British government has receiv ed a note from the French govern ment making strong representations that tho Genoa economic conference should be postponed three months. The celebrated pearl necklace, which once belonged to Maria Theresa, queen of Hungary, which was pawned by ex-Emperor Charles before his last attempt to regain the throne of Hun gary, has !een sold to Jeferson Davis Colin of England for a million dollars. Dispatches from London report that tho British Indian police fired on a mob of ten thousand natives during a serious riot at Tlruvannamalai, about eight-five miles southwest of Madras, in the Tanjore district, killing three persons and wounding eight others. Dissolution of the Italian parlia ment and the holding of a general elec tion 1)83 been practically decided upon In tho event of the failure of Pre mier Orlando to form a government lo siiccocd the DononI ministry, which recently resigned. Slgnor Orlando has been invited by tho king to at tempt the formation of a new cabi net. Count Admiral Sukenorl Kabayama, a member of the Japanese privy coun cil, mid former minister of war, died at his home at Toklo at the age of 85 years. He had been suffering from cancer for some time. It is unlikely that the French gov ernment's request for a three months' delay in the opening of the Genoa conference will he met by Great Brit ain, it Is stated In London. The Irish situation has taken a startling turn with the news of whole sale and organized kidnaping raids against prominent Ulster unionists in tho early hours of the morning. In cluded among the numerous victims are many special constables who had been dispatched to aid in stopping the raids, some of whom are said to have been spirited to unknown destinations. Statements made openly In official quarters in London, coupled with dis patches from India, indicate that as a result of the increasing disturb ances throughout the eastern empire, and the stubborn defiance of Mahat ma Gandhi, "prophet" of the non-co operative native elements, the govern ment is about to adopt an iron policy, possibly beginning with the arrest of Gandhi to restore order. While the parents of 16-year-old Mar Hn Mathis were preparing to escort the body of a youth from Amarlllo, Texas, to Haynesvllle, La., for burial, having postlvely Identified him as their son, the boy returned home here after an absence of several days, and wired his parents that he was In good health, A bfow to senatorial dignity is not soon forgotten. This was shown when, In the midst of belated debate on the Newberry election case, several sen ators rose from their seats and de nounced the war department for plac ing the senate far back, as they said, In the funeral procession for the un known soldier last Armistice Day. Japan promises to prove the center of congressional fireworks when dis cussion of the arms conference treaties begins. A renewed outburst of "yel low peril" talk already' has occurred In the house and Senator Johnson ot California Is understood to be prepar ing to discuss the conference treaties with particular reterence to Japan's position. Preparation of a deficiency appro priation bill will be begun shortly by a committee of the house appro priations committee, Chairman Mad den announces. The measure will be ready for the house In a few weeks and passage will be expedited to re lieve urgent deficiencies which have arisen in various government depart ments. An Increase of thirteen in the num ber of United States district Judges was agreed upon by the senate Judi ciary committee as a means of re lieving tho congestion In the nation's fderal courts. The fatal shooting from the Mexi can line of the border about twelve miles above Laredo, Texas, on the Rio Grande river, on February B, of Walter G. Swinney, of Del Rio, Texas, an American citizen, has been reported to tho state department. The opening sessions ot the house military committee's Investigation of the Ford contract offer for purchase and lease of the governments' proper ties at Muscle Shoals, Ala., revolves , principaly about the clauses relating -' to manufacture of fertilisers- for the' nation's agrlculral needs. The Interior department appropria tion bill, currying $295,622,112 has been reported by the house appropriations committee. The total is $19,513,037.67 less than the amount appropriated for the current fiscal year and $3,754,920 less than the amount requested In the budget estimates. Further efforts are being made by the senate committee Investigating the charges that American soldiers were banged without trial In France, to clear up the alleged shooting of a soldier by a firing squad near Cha teau Thierry, in July, 1918. Domestic Washinjrton- JECRETARY OF THE TREAS ' URY MELLON announced last eek that the government will pay oft the Victory 814 per cent bonds on or before June 15 next, and after that dute they will cease to bear Interest. These bonds, of which there are about $-00,000,000 outstanding, were Issued May L0, 1010, and mature May 20, 1923, but the government reserved the right to call them for redemption this year. At any time before June 15 the bonds will be redeemed by the federal re serve banks nt par and accrued Inter est. If they are held until June 15 they should huvc attached the coupons payable December 15, 1922, and May 20, 1923, in order to obtain full value. PLANNING TO RETAIN POWER Opponents of President Irlgoyen Argentina Bring Serious Accu sation Against Him. of Buenos Aires. Churges that Presi dent -Irlg iyen Is planning ttf keep him self In power by postponing the na tional election, which otherwise would be held on April 2, are made by lend ers of the opposition, parties. There til a constitutional prohibition against president succeeding himself It of- . i -. flee, but President Irlgoyen s oppo nents allege that he Intends to evade It by delaying .the election by some manufactured excuse. They see proof of their charges In the fact that the radical purty, which now controls the government, has fulled to announce n date for I's con vention to nominate a presidential can didate. They openly say that the radical party pluns to continue the de lay and tliut uo candidate will be nom inated. I Dr. Francisco 3. Beuzlcy, chairman of the convention of the Concentra clon National, on opposition party, charged, at tlie convention of that party, that President Irlgoyen and his supporters Intended to do everything lu their power to retain control of the government. "There has even been talk," the speaker said, "of a general revolution ary strike promoted secretly by' the executive power and stimulated and prolonged by Its tolerance so as to af ford a pretext for the postponement of the elections In April," Construction work on fourteen cap ital ships was susp 'Udcd recently by order of Secretary Denby under direc tion of President Harding. Tho step was taken in anticipation of ratifica tion of the naval limitation treaty wHich resulted from the Washington conforene and under which only three of the vessels Involved will he com pleted ns war craft. A bill appropriating $25,000 for es tablishment by the department of agri culture of nn experiment station to de velop pecan nut culture was introduc ed by Senator Harris, democrat, Georgia. A legislative program, contemplat ing ratification of the treaties grow ing out of the arms conference and passage of the tariff, soldiers' bonus, farm credit and merchant marine bills, with adjournment of congress about June 1, was said to have been agreed upon at a white house dinner recently. The house co-operative marketing bill, a measure designed to aid the agricultural interests and pressed by the farm bloc passed the senate, there being recorded only one vote against the measure that of Senator Gerry of Rhode Island, who Is a Democrat. Funds to pay the soldier bonus will be raised by direct taxation, imposing a burden of at least $400,000,000 a year for three years. The house ways and means committee has reached this conclusion, and is now seeking the taxes that can best be utilized. In cluded In the general scheme is the raising of first class postage from 2 cents to 3 cents. Means of lending the aid of the gov ernment's credit to the railroads of the country are under consideration in administration circles. The bill creating a commission and otherwise making provision for the conversion of the eleven billion dollar debt owed the United States by the allied powers has been signed by the president. The field of possible soldiers' bonus taxes has been virtually narrowed to eight sources by the Republican mem bers of the house ways and means committee. The first effect of the armament conference on the employment situa tion was felt when several thousand mechanics and artificers in navy yards were temporarily laid off, after Secretary Denby bad ordered suspend ed all ordnance work designed for na val vessels slated for "srrnnnlmr" ,,n. Tier the naval limitation treaty. The instructions were Issued in line with President Harding's order suspending work on the vessels under construc tion effected by the treaty. Probably eleven thousand employees will be ef fected by the order. Dental work on the uper left molars In his jnouth served to ldentif7 the charred body taken from the ruins of the Lexington hotel, Richmond, Va as that of Captain Frank LInwood Shaw,, 64 years old, native of Goshen, and veteran conductor of the Jamos river division of the Chesapeake and Ohio railway. Eighteen of tlfe crew of the Furness line freighter, Thlstlemore, which went aground on Peaked Hill, near Highland Light, Mass., bars were res cued by breeches buoy. Four hundred gallons of whiskey consigned to Washington. D. C, was seized in a car on the Norfolk and Western railway at Roanoke, Va., by revenue agents on morning recently. Tho mayor of Pascagoula, Miss., has requested the naval air station at Pen sacola, Flu., for airplanes to search for John Westfall, ex-service man who has been missing for some time, hav ing bene blown out to sea on the fish ing smack X-Ray. The fire which destroyed the liner Northern Pacific off Cape May, N. J., with the loss of four shipyard men, started on the lower deck amidships, and burned for hours before It was discovered. The origin of the fire re mains a mystery. The British steamer Thlstlemore went aground on Peaked Hill bar, four miles north of Highland light at the tip of Cane Cod, Mass. A coast guard crew went to the rescue. Sale of the Missouri and North Ar kansas railroad which suspended oper ation last July, by Its receiver, has been ordered In a decree issued by United States District Judge Jacob Trieber at Little Rock, Ark. Eight men killed, two badly injured and one missing is the result ot a mine explosion which wrecked a mine of the Marietta Coal company on Pond creek, Pinson Fork, Ky. Six known dead, thirty reported missing or unaccounted for, twenty eight known Injured, fourteen of whom are believed to be fatally hurt, is the toll of the fire whioh swept over an area of half a city block at Richmond, Va., destroying the Lexington hotel and several other buildings, and en tailing a loss estimated at front' $250.- 000 to $500,000. - Private T. W. Wldls of the United States marine corps, who shot and killed Wiley Clark ut Blanchard, La., while serving as a mall guard on a Kansas City Southein passenger train several weeks ago, will be tried by general courtmartial at the naval air station at Pensacola, Fla., on a charge of manslaughter. ( Officers trying to solve the mystery of the murder of William Desmond Taylor, motion picture director at Los Angeles, Cat., report that thoy have made only slight progress In the case thus far. One man was killed and a number of others wounded in a tight at the plant of the Wheeling Steel company at Yorkvllle, Ohio. The dead man was Elmer Cost, a resident ot TUtonvllle, and was said to have been on duty as a union picket when the shooting occurred. The fourth southern forestry con gress, in session at Jackson, Miss.., adjourned after electing W. D. Tyler ot Dante, Va., as president, and re electing other officials and adopting resolutions relating to national and state forestry matters. f f ,v ... '. ' ' " s' . r i ( . . . v ,