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ARE LOSS HIGH
> FOR MONTH JULY
WITH Z'/i MILLION DOLLARS
PROPERTY AT RISK, DAMAGE
TOTALED HALF MILLION.
ISHEVIllE SUFFERS WORST
Seventeen Towns and Cities Had No
Fires or Fire Losses During
July.
, Raleigh.
■ One hundred and nine fires endan
gering property to the value of $2,
656.845 with $1,394,775 insurance, cost
the State of North Carolina $436,014
in the month of July, according to the
monthly figures on fire loss made pub
lic by Insurance Commissioner Stacey
W. Wade.
July, usually is a low fire month,
last July being a record month with a
loss of only $191,147 and but IOC fires.
July of last year had but 10 fires with
a loss of $5,000 and over aggregating
but $96,000, whereas July 1923 had 17
fires of this class, totaling $391,237.
an average of $44,777 for the other 92
fires, averaging $480 per fire.
Of the total loss. $324,699 damage
occurred In towns and cities and $111,
315 in rural and suburban districts.
In the rural loss were eleven dwell
ings with casualty of $17,200 and the
lives of two colored people, while
there were 44 dwellings involved in
the towns and cities with loss of $26,
000.
Asheville had the worst single fire,
a department store, with loss of $100,
000, followed by a foundry and ma
chine shop near Burlington, $60,000;
a store at High Point, with $46,600; a
planing mill at Marshville, $39,500; a
warehouse at Whiteville, $30,800; and
* warehouse at Wadesboro, $22,000.
Only nine cities had as many as
three fires, Winston-Salem and Wil
mingten leading with 13 fires each,
the latter with total loss of about $25,
000, the former $8,000.
Ten other cities had but two fires
each followed by eight towns with
one fire. For population and wealth
Durham tops the honor roll, other
cities reporting no fire or no dam
age from fire for July being. States
villa Elizabeth City, Washington
Hamlet, Randleman, Ayden, Marion
Kernersville, Wake Forest, Carthage
Sanford. Nashville, Pinehurst, Spring
Hope, Southern Pines and Farmville.
There were a great many other
towns having no fires, but only those
officially reported by the Chief of Po
lice or Fire Chief or Sheriff, are en
tered on the department’s honor roll.
To Make Repairs On State Capitol.
The expenditure of approximately
$30,000 for the repair of the State
Capitol buiWing has been authorized
by the Board of Public Buildings and
Grounds and contract has been let to
T. C. Atwood, now in charge of con
struction work at the University of
North Carolina, according to an
nouncement of Secretary of State W.
N. Everett.
A total of $22,000 of this amount
will be required to take care of the
wear and tear on the building. No
changes are contemplated in the in
terior structure of the Capitol but
work will be necessary to windows
and doors and to the two legislative
chambers. Painting of the walls of
the offices in the building will be
undertaken at the convenience of the
officials, and activities are already un
4^r way in the office of the State Au
ditor
The Capdtol building, which cost
$500,000 when built could not be du
plicated now for less than $2,000,000
In the opinion of Secretary of State
W. N. Everett, who made the an
nouncement of the contemplated re
pairs. According to Mr. Everett, one
per cent a year is the recognized al
lowance for depreciation in such
buildings, and $20,000 should be the
annual amount set aside to keep the
building in continual state of repair.
Demand For Help Continues Brisk.
Except for the annual suspension
of the operation of cotton mills for
a period during the summer, industrial
work In North Carolina has continued
through the season with an uninter
rupted swing, according to the month
ly survey of employment conditions
throughout the country issued by the
employment service of the United
Ctates Department of Labor.
Demand for skilled and unskilled la
bor exists in all of the eight cities re
porting to the bureau, with no surplus
In any line except clerical and profes
sional help.
Orphanage Meet On September 19.
The North Carolina Orphan Asso
eiatton will meet at the Methodist Or
phanage here Wednesday, September
19, according to the announcement
pent out by M. L. Shipman, secretary
Pnd treasurer.
The association is composed of or
phanage workers and sympathizers
from all religious bodies, fratrenal or
ders, benevolent societies, social
clubs, and those generally who mani
fest an Interest in the care and pro
jection of orphan children.
Two Towns Chartered.
Papers of incorporation of the town
pt Splndale In Rutherford county and
pt Simpson in Pitt county passed
through the office of the Secretary of
State in the formality of recording
the charters following approval by the
Board of Municipal control.
Hie only other corporation char
tered yesterday was the Vaughn
Xeoaomy Swlth Company, of Char
lotte. with JMO.OOO authorised capital
and fl.MO subscribed by T. L. Vaughn,
W. J. Cooper.-and H. B. Harris.
tftpt Give Good Advice.
Over 40.000 maps of North Carolina*!
highway system giving distances be
tween county seats have been di!
tributed during the past three months
by the state highway commission, it
was announced at the commissiom'*
offices. A new lot of revised maps
are now available at the highway
commission’s offices and can he had
for the asking if they are not to be
used for advertising purposes, in
which case a nominal charge is made.
New map plates are being made and
it is expected that the highway com
mission will distribute over 200,000
prints.
The latest batch of the state high
way maps bear the following advice
to automobile drivers:
"Did you ever stop to think:
"That ‘safety first’ is a good s!»*
gan.
"That it is better to be safe than
sorry.
"That a little carelessness often
causes accidents that a lifetime can
not repair ‘An ounce of prevention
is worth a pound of cure.’
“That people are killed at railroad
crossings every day because they take
a chance and forget safety.
‘.‘That a majority of people killed
at railroad crossings are occupants of
automobiles.
"That a railroad crossing is a place
of danger where no chances should be
taken.
“That when you are approaching
a railroad crossing slow down or
make a full stop.
mat under no circumstances
should you proceed until you have
made sure that no train is approach
ing from either direction.
“That if a train is approaching
wait until it passes by, do not at
tempt to cross ahead of it.
"That you should not try to beat
a trairt to a crossing.
"You can’t always do it.
"That if you are !n a burn*, cut
out the hurry and play safety first.
"That you should not try to blow
a train off the track with your horn.
It can’t be done!”
Boll Rot Causing Damage to Cotton.
“Anthracnose. or ‘boll rot.’ is again
making itself felt in certain parts of
the state,” says Franklin Sherman,
chief entomologist for the department
of agriculture, in a report issued here.
‘This disease,” the report continues,
"occurs in every part of the state
where cotton is grown and causes
more or less damage every year, but
j from reports received by the agricul
tural department, it is indicated that
tbe damage is more severe this year
than usual in the edges of Wake,
Johnston. Nash and Edgecombe coun
ties.”
“The anthracnose may be distin
guished by small reddish dots fln the
cotton bolls. These spots increase in
size, reaching a diameter of an inch
or more and sometimes unitiug with
other spots until the whole boll Is cov
ered. Wherever the ‘boll rot’ occurs
it does some damage, no matter how
little the plant is affected, if is
there, it will cause more or less
damage.”
Mr. Sherman says that there lb noth
ing that can be done to combat the
disease this year, but that steps to
wards preventing its encroachment
next year can and should be taken.
He suggested that the following rules
be observed.
"Do not plant cotton next year on
fields that have been infested this
year. The fungus may live a year in
fhe soil, thus forming a source of In
fection for next year's planting.
"Be careful In selecting seed for
next year’s crop. If possible securs
these seed from fields that were not
infected this year and do not secure
seeds from any field that had an in
fection of over 10 per cent this year.
"A proper use of the crop rotation
system and care in selection of seed
will do much to check the spread
of anthracnose and will soon rid any
section of the disease,” Mr. Sherman
concluded.
200,000 Automobile Licenses in State.
Over 200,000 automobile and auto
mobile truck licenses have been issued
by Secretary of State W. N. Everett
through the automobile license de
partment since July 1. it is announced
by J. E. Sawyer, head of the depart
ment.
The department is mailing out be
tween 600 and 700 license tags daily
and It is expected that by July 1,
next year, over 225,000 automobile
tags and over 20.000 truck tags will
have teen issued. The Improvement
of the roads of the state is increasing
automobile sales throughout North
Carolina immensely, Mr. Sawyer
think*.
Last year approximately 187.000
automobile licenses and 21,000 truck
licenses were issued. This year 185,*
000 automobile licenses and 16,000
truck licenses already have been Is
sued. and applications for licenses
continue to pour into the department's
offices steadily.
Governor Paroles L. B. Whittemore.
Raleigh—Governor Camersn Morri
son granted parole to L. Baird Whitt*
mors, who was convicted at the Jan*
ary term 1922, of Buncombe superior
court of violating the prohibition laws
of the state and who was sentenced
to IS months on the roads and fined
$500. The parole, which was granted
on the recommendation of the solicitor
who prosecuted the case, can be re
voked by the Governor whenever he
dems that the ends of Justice requires
it and without giving evidence.
8ees No Need of Special Session.
Unless Governor Cameron Morrison
suffers a radical change of attitude,
there will be no special session of the
General Assembly until that contem
plated early in the year of 1924 in the
event the Water Transportation Com
mission's report recommends that the
State engage in water traffic.
This was made clear to those who
talked to Governor Morrison upon hie
retara to Raleigh to ooafer with the
OmuU of. State.
1—Oklahoma National Guard troops on duty in Tulsa to stop Hogging. 2—Dedication of Soldiers’ Monument in
Agawam park, Southampton, Long Island. 3—One of the big beacon lights installed to guide the day-and-night pilots
of the new eoast-to-coast air mail service. V
NEWS REVIEW OF
CURRENTEVENTS
Chancellor Stresemann of Ger
many Suddenly Assumes Dic
tatorial Powers.
WILL FORCE RICH TO PAY
Poincare's Skillful Reply to Britain
Shows France to Be Unyielding—
American Government Prepares
to Cope With Threatened An
thracite Miners' Strike.
By EDWARD W. PICKARD
GERMANY is virtually in the hands
of a dictator at last. Chancellor
Stresemann, disgusted with the condi
tion into which his country has de
generated and with the everlasting po
litical squabbles of the factions in the
reichstag, has taken matters into his
own hands and determined to earn' out
his measures without consulting the
reichstag and without regard to whom
they hit. He says he believes he can
restore financial nnd economic order
within four weeks, and that if he fails
there Is no hope for Germany and all
is lost.
From, a quiet and conservative man
Herr Stresemann has become suddenly
a leader much like Mussolini, of swift
and determined action nnd ready to
go to any length. Laying his plans
before his cabinet, he received its
promise of unqualified support, and
the leaders of the parties in the reichs
tag also agreed to i>ermit him to carry
out his measures without interference.
Thereupon he announced that, first, he
must have about $100,000,000 of the
huge sums which the industrial mag
nates have accumulated and hidden in
foreign banks. This he expected as a
“voluntary contribution,” but said if
necessary he would confiscate between
a fourth and a third of all foreign
moneys held by them. Everyone was
to be required to state under oath his
holdings of foreign currency and those
who falsified the returns would be se
verely punished. He is prepared to
follow this order with another confis
cating one-fourth to one-third of all
private property in Germany. Accord
ing to President Ebert, these decrees
will scarcely affect the working and
middle classes, as the utter collapse of
the mark has practically wiped out
private ownership by them. The up
per classes, Including the industrial
magnates, will have to do the paying,
ind It is presumed the latter, at least,
will not dare to resist.
For tha present Stresemann's chief
roncern Is the internal welfare of Ger
many, and the first money he obtains
will be used for the purchase and Im
portation of fats and other foodstuffs
that the country lacks. Afterward he
hopes to collect funds for reparations
payments and for restoring financial
ind economic stability. The present
situation Is highly pleasing to the Com
munists. who are looking for a real
revolution next October or November,
when they will proclaim a Red regime.
Their hopes are bolstered by the tre
mendous Increase in prices and the
shortage of food, the lack of coal for
the winter and the great Increase In
unemployment German coal Is selling
for $25 a ton, though English coal can
be had for $12.
xne monarcnists aiso, especially
those of Bavaria, are getting ready
to try to set up a military Blctatorshlp.
Berr Stresemann went to Bavaria at
the end of the week to study the situ
ation there, though he was warned
that his life would be in danger on the
trip. Indeed, one need not be surprised
to read any day that the chancellor
has been assassinated. It is said an
attempt to kill him in his Berlin resi
dence was frustrated a few days ago
and that the assassins were members
of the same monarchists organization
that killed Erzberger and Rathenau.
« A S LUMINOUS as the skies of
** France and as hard as Lor
raine steer* Is the way the Paris Matin
characterizes the reply of Premier
Poincare to Lord Curzon's recent note, i
The answer was handed to the British I
and the other powers Interested In mid
week and was found, ns predicted, to
be a restatement of the unyielding at
titude of France. Its politeness is In
marked contrast* to the Curzoti note,
and its firmness is no whit less. With
extraordinary skill and adroitness,
every point made by Curzon is met
and refuted, and the French position
is set forth more explicitly than ever
before. As well summarized by a i
Paris correspondent, the note declares j
that France desires to continue ne- j
gotlations with the allies, refuses to
substitute any other body for the rep
arations commission, insists that Ger
many must continue payments In klfid
during the cash moratorium necessary
for the rehabilitation of her finances,
refuses to treat with Germany until
passive resistance in the Ruhr has
ceased, refuses to evucuate the Ruhr
except in proportion to reparations
payments received, is willing to accept
as a minimum 26,000,000,000 gold
marks ($6,188,000,000), plus sufficient
C bonds to pay France’s debts to
Great Britain and the United States,
recognizes these debts, but refuses to
pay them until she lias been reim
bursed by Germany for the war devas
tations, proposes that Germany shall
pay in the briefest possible time 31,
000,000,000 gold' marks ($7,41S,000,
000). corresponding to the ' actual
French and Belgian damages, and
wants the rest of the German debt
and the whole question of war debts
IK>stponed for consideration after this
first payment has been effected.
The occupation of the .Ruhr was
made obligatory, In Premier Poincare’s
opinion, by what he calls the deliber
ate debasement of Germany’s finances
with the avowed Intention of escaping
payment of reparations; but he again
denies any intention of annexing the
Ruhr.
The premier replied pointedly to
Curzon’s intimation that Great Brit
ain may soon be obliged to ask
France to pay her war debt. lie
says:
“France has never repudiated her
debts and never will, but she is con
vinced that no British government will
ever apply to an ally the pressure that
the London cabinet does not find It
possible to apply today to the former
enemies of France.**
i\o British official comment on Poin
care’s reply has been made yet, but
the London press fails to find much
encouragement In It. Prime Minis
ter Baldwin and his cabinet will not
meet for several days, and in any
case rreclpltate action by the gov
ernment Is not to be expected. The
Paris press, almost unanimously sup
porting Poincare's position, apparently
believes the entente has come to an
end. but does not seem utterly cast
down by that.
It Is believed that Mr. Baldwin and
M. Poincare will soon meet for a per
sonal discussion of the whole repara
tions problem.
SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY
MELLON, who returned from his
extended trip in Europe, is rather opti
mistic concerning the situation there
and believes the reparations and other
serious problems will be satisfactorily
solved. He found boty England and
France fairly prosperous, and does not
think Germany will stage a revolution
or become communistic, because the
Germans are a people of great organiz
ing and constructive force. While ad
mitting the occupation of the Ruhr
has not accomplished the results
sought, Mr. Mellon does not seem to
blame the French for their course.
OVER here in the United States the
matter of chief concern Just now
is the prospective strike of the anthra
cite miners on September 1. The par
ley between their leaders and the rep
resentatives of the operators at Atlan
tic City collapsed last week and It
seems that only some, as yet undeter
mined, steps by the government can
keep the mines running. When the
conference broke up, Chairman Ham
mond of the coal commission conferred
with President Coolldge and then, with
the other members of the commission,
began preparation of that body's re
port fixing the responsibility for the
threatened strike and making recom
mendations as to the course of action
to be taken by the government. Presi
dent Coolldge next summoned F. R.
Wadlelgh, federal fuel distributor, and
Acting Chairman Altchlson of the in
terstate commerce commission, to the
White House, nnd the decision waa
reached to establish at once a co-opera
tive federal and state organization for
speedy nnd systematic distribution of
bituminous coal, coke and other sub- j
stitutes to *he anthracite consuming j
states. Governors of all the eastern
und New England states were asked to
send representatives to a conference
with the interstate commission In New
York August 28 to consider distribu
tion plans. Mr. Wadleigh believes the
consumer can nnd should be educated
In the use of fuels other than anthra- ,
cite. With plenty of bituminous coal, i
coke nnd oil, the problem Is mainly one
of distribution.
President Lewis of the United Mine ;
Workers says the union will “admlnls- \
ter to the operators the trouncing of
their careers." Chairman S. D. War- i
riner of the operators’ policy commit- I
tee says the operators are standing ;
pat on their offer to submit every dls- j
puted issue to arbitration.
ine gasoline price war in tne Middle I
West Is still going on nnd has spread
even to Seattle. Incidentally, It has
served to cause politicians to consider
Governor McMnsters of South Dakota,
who started it, as a possibility for the i
Republican vice presidential nomina
tion next yenr.
LAST week was an eventful one for
American aviation. First nnd most
important was the successful test of
the air mail's contemplated const-to
const service. This trial lasted sev
eral days nnd involved day and night
flying, the pilots being guided at night
by big beacon lights. It is Intended
that the sendee between New York 1
and San FYanclseo shall require not
more than thirty hours, and the testa
show that this will be entirely pos
sible.
Wednesday evening the Barling
bomber, the largest airplane ever con
structed, was given its first test at
Wilbur Wright field, Dayton, O., and
it surpassed even the fondest hopes of
its -designer, an Englishman, under
whose direction It was built for the
United States army. This plane, which
Is propelled by six Liberty motors,
has a wing spread of 120 feet and |
weighs 40,000 pounds. Its fuel tanks
wive a capacity or 2,120 gallons. It
carries seven machine guns and bombs
totaling 12,000 pounds in weight. One
of its most valuable features Is its slow
speed on take-offs and landings.
Earlier In the week the air service
carried out a series of maneuvers un
der simulated war conditions In which
an armada of sixteen great Martin
bombers flew from Langley field,
Hampton, Va., to Bangor, Me., 800
miles. In eight and a half actual fly
ing hours, going through numerous of
fensive maneuvers en route and final
ly “saving” the Maine city from a
supposed naval attack. At Mltchel
fleld, Long Island, the bombers were
Joined by seven De Haviland swift pur
suit planes.
SPAIN ts having a very disagreeable
war with rebellious Moroccans In
the Ceuta district. Old General Wey
ler, the "Butcher" of Cuban days, was
called on to command the Spanish
forces, but declined because the gov
ernment would not give him dictatori
al power. Probably the government
could soon put down the rebellion were
It not afraid the necessary expense
would cause a popular uprising.
FOREST fires have laid waste a large
areu in the beautiful French Riv
iera familiar to tourists, and many fine
villas have been destroyed. About 75,
000 acres of forest land were destroyed,
and eight persons perished.
mw^LOGGING parties,” which became
r so popular In Oklahoma that the
governor put Tulsa under martial rule,
have spread to three other southern
states, Texas, Georgia and Florida, and
under orders of the governors Investi
gations are going on with promise of
drastic action.
SOMETHING like a million dollars*
damage was done In the Arkansas
valley In Colorado by the breaking of
the Aplshapa river dam Wednesday
after a cloudburst. A great wall of
water swept down the valley* carry
ing houses, live stock and ot^er prop
erty with It. Railroad and automo
bile traffic was demoralised. Before
the telephone wires went down the
Inhabitant! had been warned.
BUND USE NOSE TO SEE
Man Deprived of Eyesight Declares
Eaeh Street and House Has Its
Particular Odor.
A blind man can “see with bla nose."
So, at least, writes a blind man wbe
baa nude a study of his on faculties
and those of bla companions In dark
naaa, says London Tlt-Btta
“The Sanaa of amelUnc ament tbs
hilndt" ba says, "trows axcaadliitly
sharp, and we utilize It Instinctively
for our purposes, for which the nor*
mal man naturally uses hla eyes. The
smell. In particular, helpa us In che
ating a sense of locality, and enablM
os, In a region In which we are at
home, to find the way as easily and
surely ss If we. could set the world
around ue with our eyes. It Is role
tlvoly easy for the noon as there are
not two streets that have the sane
odor.
-Not onljr hu eocb «treot It, pi,
ticulor odor, bn *!m tbo nikn.
parta of tho lame street; nay, each
house has Its characteristic smell, and
the blind man knows In a street
through which ha often cornea where
ha Ul For th* recognition of human
beings the sens* of smell Is likewise
Invaluable. Besides the special smalls
of cigars or perfumes there are
many delicate scants by which ha can
rscognlse men. Every material of
clothing has a definite odor, and with
a little sspsrlsnce the blind ssaa can
'see with his nose whether one waste
wool, aHk or velvet*
AIRPLANES IKE
HARDEST TESTS
8PAN THE CONTINENT EIGHT
TIMES IN LESS THAIS) FIVE
DAYS.
OPERATE WITHOUT ACCIDENT
Eatlbound Plane Breaks Trans-Conti
nental Record of 26 Hours and
17 Minutes.
Chicago—One of the most severe
aircraft tests in the history of avia
tion was completed when mail planes
dropped out of the sky at New York
and San Francisco and delivered up
their burdens of letters.
Since Tuesday, the airplanes have
roared across the continent, spanning
the country eight times in less than
five days, four times from east to
west and four times from west to
east, in testing the feasibility of car
rying mail between the Atlantic and
Pacific by continuous air flight.
The planes operated on a definite
schedule of a little over 24 hours with
out an accident and in relaying the
mail flew at night over a lighted air
way from Chicago to Cheyenne. Pos
tal officials declared even before the
tests wrere completed that the practi
cability of the project had been prov
en and announced that a conference
soon will be held to determine the
future of trans-continental airplane
mail service.
The astbound plane landed at New
York at 11:17 o'clock, having made
the trip from San Francisco in 26
hours and 17 minutes, three minutes
below the record for a trans-continen
tal flight established by the mail plane
landing in New York the day before.
The record for the eight flights over
the 2,680 mile course acros sthe con
tinent follows:
Eastbound.
Tuesday—Left San Francisco and
reached Laramie: second plane left
Omaha and traveled to New York.
Laramie to Omaha not flnown.
Wednesday—Left San Francisco
5:25 a. m„ reached New York 12:22
p. m., Thursday. Time, 27:56.
Thursday—Left San Francisco 6 a.
m.. reached New York 11:14 a. m.
Thursday. Time, 26:14.
Friday—Left San Francisco 5:28 a.
m., reached New York 11:15 a. m. Sat
urday. Time, 26:17.
Westbound.
Tuesday—Left New York 11:01 a.
m., reached San Francisco 6:24 p. m.
Wednseday. Time, 34:23.
Wednesday—Left New York 10:56
a. m., arrived San Francisco 1:45 p.
m. Thursday. Time. 29:44.
Thursday—Left New York 10:56 a.
m., arrived San Francisco 1:34 p. m.
Friday. Time. 29.38.
Friday—Left New York 11:04 a. m.,
reached San Francisco 1:44 p. m. Sat
urday. Time 29:40.
Legion Holds to Arms Cut Plan.
Indianapolis, Ind.—The American
Legion will not abandon its efforts to
bring about holding of an interna
tional air disarmament, despite state
ments that President Coolidge does
not believe the present time oppor
tune.
This was learned at national head
quarters of the American Legion al
though in view of Commander Alvin
Owsley's absence from the country,
no officer of the organization could
speak authoritatively.' It was said
at the nationa ladjutant’s office that
no change was contemplated in the
legion’s campaign plans for such a
conference.
Air disarmament, as pointed out by
Commander Owsley before he left on
his present European tour, would
scarcely affect the limited American
air forces.
Week’s Trading In Bonds.
New York.—Aside from speculative
fluctuations in foreign bonds, trading
In bonds during the past week dis
closed a firm undertone with net
changes relatively small. New offer
ings for the week totaled $30,376,000
as compared with $42,041,000 the pre
ceding week. Of last week's total
$24,275,000 were railroad mortgages
which the offering bankers stated
were readily sold.
All of the active U. S. government
bonds closed the week moderately
above quotations at the end of the
previous week with the exception of
the tax exempt 31*3's which declined
2-32 of a point in dull trading. Chief
interest during the week centered in
the French government and municipal
bonds which moved up or down as the
day's news from abroad influenced the
traders.
Ship* Collide* in St. John's River.
Jacksonville, Fla.—The steamship
Springfield was sunk in 30 feet of
water in the St. John’s river near here
after its stern had been struck and
completely demoullshed by the Clyde
line steamship Apache, bound from
New Tork to Jacksonville. The
cause of the accident as glvsn by
the captain of the Apache, was a
heavy rain on the river. No lives
were lost.
The Springfield was being loaded
with lumber for Burope when the ac
cident occurred.
Officer Killed By Rum Ruiuisrs.
Rutherfordton. N. C.—Traffic Officer
Reuben Lee died at the hoepltal here
as a result of being shot at Chimney
Rock by an unknown party. Lee with
Officer J. T. Shytlea had started home
when they suspicloaed two men In a
dark place near the pavilion. Lee
went to the men. Two shots were
fired Immediately. He waa rushed te
the Rutherford hospital, where he
died. He was conscious U> the end.
Blood hounds were secured from Ashe
vllle. They trailed on# mile and loot
the trail near Homntaia Inn.
CONDENSED NEWS FROM
THE OLD NORTH STATE
SHORT NOT18 OF INTEREST TO
CAROLINIANb
Mt. Airy..—An automobile accident
occurred on the Westfield road, 12
miles from here, in which Hass and
Abe Jessup were seriously injured.
Hass died of his injuries before they
reached the hospital with them.
Charlotte. — Approximately s.uuu
spindles and looms for manufacture
of fine cotton goods will be added to
the Dixie Cotton Mills plant at
Mooreeville, which recently was pur
chased by the Cascade Mills. Inc., also
of Mooresvillo.
Durham.—A committee of men and
women will present in persona in
vitation to President Coolit&e to
speak at the dedication of the Bennett
place memorial to be hel din October.
New Bern—J. L. Stucky of the
State geological survey, has gone to
Wilmington after spending some time
here searching for foundry sand. He
reported finding a deposit on Brice's
creek a few miles east of here that ap
peared of value.
Wadesboro.—The Wadesboro city
schools will open Monday, Septemeber
30. A splendid faculty has been se
cured, and a fine years’ work is con
fidently anticipated. The new high
school building, a credit to the State,
has been completed and will be used
in addition to the old building.
Kinston.—Contracts for five build
ings let at the Caswell Training
School here call for an expenditure of
$313,000. The work will be supplemen
tary to other construction authorized
a few weeks ago. The buildings will
include a hospital, industrial training
building and other structures.
Graham.—Marvin G. Montgomery,
20-year-old son of Mrs. A. D. Sutton,
went squirrel hunting and was found
a few hours later sitting against a
tree with the top of his head blown
off. Whether it was suicide or an ac
cident is not known. No reason is
known for suicide.
Wadesboro.—Prospects for a good
cotton crop in the county seem en
couraging. The weevil has. been ac
tive, but efforts to check its ravages
have proved effective to a considerable
extent. Anson county farmers have
waged a determined fight to save their
crops, and have apparently succeeded
in doing so.
Granite Falls.—Twelve farmers, liv
ing in the vicinity of the Yount School
House, near here, who enrolled about
a month ago for a Unit course in
Poultry Production under the Agri
cultural Instructor for the Granite
Falls Graded School this coming year,
completed the course, consisting of 10
lessons, and are out of school again.
Wilmington. — With indications
pointing to a larger shipment of ma
terials than ever before in the history
of the port of Wilmington, officials
gave out figures here which show
that approximately a quarter of a mil
lion tons of fertilizer materials have
, been shipped into this port during the
| fiscal year which ended on June 30,
1923.
Lumberton.—Dink McMillan, color
ed, who was riding a horse on the
highway near Pembroke suffered a
broken leg when the horse stumbled
and fell on hln>. Luckily for the man,
horse and highway the 18 pounds of
dynamite and a large quantity of
dynamite caps which McMillan was
carrying at the time of the fall did
not get a Jar sufficient to cause an
! explosion.
Raleigh.—Thirty thousand Aremn
ian refugees'Will be at the mercy of
Greek and Turkish governments when
the Near EaBt Relief stops feeding
them, according to a cablegram re
ceived from Rev. George R. Gillespie,
of Gastonia, now making an inspec
tion of the Bible lands, by Col. George
H. Bellamy, state chairman of that
great humanitarian organization.
Elon College.—A sad accident oc
curred at the home of M. T. Ferrall,
near here, in the St. Mark's settle
ment, when one of the smaller chil
dren, Jake, aged six years, the son
of M. T. Ferrall, fell from a truck
and was run over by the rear of the
truck, his life being crushed out in
stantly.
Elizabeth City.—Scattered speci
mens of the boll weevil have been
found In Pasquotank within the past
few weeks, dclares County Agent Q.
W. Falls, but the total number found
does not exceed a half dozen and the
boll weevil's damage to this year’s
cotton crop in Pasquotank will be neg
ligible, in Mr. Falls opinion.
Shelby.—Edward Morehead, farmer
living between Shelby and Lattimore,
•hot and killed one of the largest
cranes ever seen in this county. The
bird stood five and one half feet high,
states Mr. Morehead, and measures
•even feet, four inches from wing tip
to wing tip.
Spencer.—The Baptist congregation
pt Trading Ford, near Spencer, has
decided to build a new house oft vor
ship which will be modern in design
and arrangement and will seat some
thing like 1,000 people.
Eton College.—A Mr. Tucker, while
at work on some of the new college
buildings that are being erected here,
fell from the building and waa killed.
Doctors were celled,and came lmme»
dlately to the scene, but he died In
five minutes after the accident. He
was a resident of near Grensboro, was
about SO years of age and leaves a
wife and children.
Charlotte.—Firing two shots that
sniffed out the life of his wife as she
stood on the sidewalk a short distance
away, Charles H. Lemmond, of 111
laet Thirteenth street, turned the pie
tol to hie head and fired a bullet
through It. death resulting a few
home later.
Wadeeboro.—A new disease has ap*
peered among late beans, especially
among the: Kentucky Wonder variety
whleh la usually pleated 1st core. The
pU*t begins to dry up a few Inchon
fwm the ground, and soon, entirely
ilea. Plants in full bloom and bearing
ettea die la the manner described.

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