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ROANOKE RAPIDS HERALD, ROANOKE RAPIDS, N. C.
AUSTIN 10 HEAD
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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.
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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.
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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-
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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.
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