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HE Dn rl TT T? i ii ii 02 ESTABLISHED SINCE 1882 AFTERNOON DAILY "ALL THE NEWS IN A NUTSHELL."' VOLUME Vll NUMBER 53 PRES. SAYS MATY M FORMS TO IE MATIN QUOTES PRESIDENT AS MAKING STATEMENT AFTER BEIflG MADE ACQUAINTED WITH THE GERMAN PROPOSALS TREATY DOtS'NT VIOLATE PRINCIPLES" By Associated Press PARIS, June 6 "I am con vinced that our treaty project violates none of my principles," President Wilson is quoted by le Matin as having said when he was made acquainted with the German counter proposals to the peace treaty. "If I held a contrary opinion I would not hesitate to confess it and would endeavor to correct tha error," further stated Mr. Wilson. "The treaty as drawn however entirely conforms with ray fourteen points. 7 f SENATE REPEAL DAYLIGHT LAW (By Associated Press) WASHINGTON. June 6. A favorable report on the bill to repeal the. daylight law on the last Sunday in October, was ' vot ed today by the a House Inter state Commerce Commission.' GERMAN FORCES AID BOLSHEYII By Associated Press STOCKHOLM. June 6. Ger man forces on the Esthonian front are aiding the Bolsheviki, according to an official state ment issued at Esthonian head-'luai-tei. WOULD CONTINUE FOOD CONTROL (By Associated Press) LONDON, June 6. The gen eral Federation of, Trades. Un ci's has requested that the Food Controller's Department contin ue to exist for a time, until the world recovers its political andj economic equilibrium, not as an expensive department but as a keiSton to facilitate and not to strict distribution. U. S. BUILDING MUCH SHiPPING By Associated Press X' June 6 The - tait's is ouildino twice as m uelL shipping as Great Britain. f ording to the. figures given riuee months of 1919. nie total amount of all ship Pmg ilmler construction on that "ate in Allied and neutral coun was given 7,796,266 tons. J-eat Britain's share of this was 4,845. The United States a then building 4,185,523 tons o-". in- snippin FOUR O'CLOCK EDITION SCOTLAND C, N. 4 POUTS T0TALL0SSES WASHINGTON, June 6. The total losses of the war are given today as 284,512 men, as to 74, 586 killed or died or; wounds, di sease or accident; 206.950 were wounded in action and 2,976 missing and not returned. The three casualty Jists ,give 649 names of which North Car olina is included with sixteen names, as follows: Sergeant "John L. Castlebury, of Apex was wounded slightly. Private Colon McPhail, of R. F. D. Lillington was wounded slightly. Private Robert B. Burns, of Drexler was wounded slightly. Private Daniel A. Hammett of Fletcher was wounded slightly. Private Samuel Crews, of Win ston Salem died from accidents and other 'causes. ' Private Charlie Powell ,of Garland died of disease. Private Charlie Edwards, of Wralstonburg died of disease. Lieutenant Charles M. Kep hart, of High Point was wound ed severely. Private Charlie Somers, of Statesville was wounded severely-Private Thomas D. Fowler, of Bluff was wounded severely. Private Miller Harris, of Sack ville was wounded to a degree undetermined. Private Hoyle Koontz, of Lex ington was wounded to a degree undetermined. Private Jef C. Sanders, of Amelia was wounded to a de gree undetermined. Private Will Robinson, of El lerbe wounded slightly. Sergeant Chuck Bert Davis, of Asheville died of wounds. Private Robert Collins, of Hen dersorryille was killed in action but was previously reported as missing in action.. Whitfield Opens Appraisal Office ENFIELD, N. C., Junet 6. "County Supervisor, Mr. S. G. Whitfield, o the Board of Ap praisors for the revaluation of Real Property, of Halifax Coun- ty, will open offices in the Ran 284.512 MEN Unit-jdolpr Building, Enfield, N. C, rooms formerly occupied by Mr R. C. Dutn. Mr. W. W. Wis? gins of Weldon and Mr. Thomas xx. wicKons nr haiifprt ' nwtishin - - ' WW -. v T .. ll7 have been appointed appraisors. Mr. S. W. Dickens has accepted the appointment o assistant. Other assistants from the sever al townhips, necessary for the conduct of this work, will be na med later ; also plans of conduct ing the tax appraising work-under the new revaluation law." 1 CREDIT ITALY TEN MILLIONS (By The Associated Press) WASHINGTON, June 6. A credit of ten million dollars in favor of Italy was announced by the treasury department today, which makes a total credit to It aly of more than one and a half billion dollars and more than 9 billions for all the allies. BOLSHEVIK! TAKE SARAPUL (By Associated Press) LONDON, June 6. The Bol sheviki have captured Sarapul, southeast of Perm, which is one of the important towns taken by Admiral Kolchak's forces in the spring. A Bolshevik wireless message makes the above claim and as serts that the Bolsheviki are con tinuing their advance in this region. SENATE TO PROBE WALL STREET LEA 'I WOULD FIND OUT NAMES OP THOSE WHO HAVE COPIES OP TREATY, FROM WHOM THEY WERE SECUR ED AND BY WHAT METHOD. LODGE SftYS HE KNOWS OF FOUR COPIES PARIS, JUNE 6. IT IS UNDER STOOD HERE THAT THE BERLIN GOVERNMENT IS SENDING PHO TOGRAPHICALLY PROD UCED COPIES OF THE PEACE TERMS TO EVERY UNITED STATES SEN ATOR AND REPRESENTATIVE, WASHINGTON, June 6. An investigation of the manner in which Wall Street banking hous es obtained copies of the peace treaty, which is still withheld from the Congress and the Am erican people, probably will be made by the Senate. Adminstration Senators smart ing under thfe imputation that the President or his personal representatives in Paris were in strumental in getting copies of the treaty into the hands of the international bankers whose in terests are involved in the peace settlement, fathered a resolution introduced in the Senate for such an investigation. It seems unlikely that any of the Democrats in the Senate will attempt to block the demand for an investigation, while the . Re publicans probably will line up solidly behind it. Opponents of the League of Nations are ex pected to give the resolution their united support, because they see in it an opportunity to discredit the terms of the league covenant and the influences that brought about its adoption by the Peace Conference. Senators Lodge and Borah, who made the charges in the Senate that Wall Street firms have the treaty, announced mediately after the resolution had been presented that they j would place n obstacle in thejly cTRlT NO SOLUTION ON ADRIATIC (By The Associated Press) PARIS, June 6. WTien the Council of" Four met this morn ing Premier Orlando was absent. This led to the belief that the Adriatic question was again un der consideration. ) It is understood that no fur-! ther progress has been made bv 1 various elements working on a solution of this problem. AUSTRIANS ARE IN CONFERENCE (By The Associated Press) ST. GERMANINE, June 6. Dr. Karl Renner,. chancellor of German-Austria and head of that, - country's peace delegation, who, wun rive or nis colleagues has been at Feldkirch for conference with Dr. Otto Buer, German-Aus trian foreign minister, are ex pected to arrive here tomorrow. way of an investigation. If an investigation should be ordered, as the President's sup porters demand, the names of the persons now in possession of the treaty unquestionably would be given to the public. The; circum stance under which they obtain ed the copies and the "leak" in Paris which made possession of the copies possible also will be brought out. Senator iLodge m his, speech in the Senate charged that the copies were obtained from the President's personal representa tives in Paris. He made this statement after (having had in his hands one of the cbpies now in the possession of Wall Street firms. The presumption, there-would never have sat at the Pea fore, is that Senator Lodge ice Conference table had he not knows a great deal about the j first equipped himself as a tea- way the copies were obtained and by whom they were ' issued, The resolution was introduced by Senator Hitchcock, of Neb-; raska, the chief spokesman in the Senate for the President for the League of Nations issue. It recites that Senator Lodge and Borah have made the state- ment that certain interests in New York City have the treaty, and that Senator Lodge" said he knew of at least four copies there The resolution directs the For eign Relations Committee to in vestigate the matter, "with a view to ascertaining the facts and report to the senate the nam es of persons, . or corporations wTho have secured copies of the said treaty and from whom they were secured, and by what me tm-jthods, and also to ascertain in what manner and to what ex- tent said interests are particular- interested in said treaty." TELEGRAPH SERVICE IMAY TIE If WKS I I 10 SODIHEXN . SfAIES TELEGRAPHERS UNION CALI AGAINST WESTERN WITH AT" GmCIRLSY UNION CAN'T SUCCEED -o GREAT TALK ON HALIFAX CO. With greatest frankness, being a neighbor of this county, Hon. volutin x. .cnepnenson, or win - ston Salem, who made the com mencement. address last night before the graduating class, gave a very concise and Sriteresjting account of Halifax county, out lining four points or public en deavor and praising wherein the records showed the county had dory$ well and, pointing ' out where it didn't come, up to the average condition of jthe state. These four essentials Avere Roads Churches, Schools and Sanita tion. In Church attendance, school attendance, good roads and heal th conditions, we were deplor ably behind other parts of the state, while in Church contribu tion ;and literacy : we were - far a head. ? --vt&t Taking as his subject 'Home Fires" he pointed out to the graduates that Halifax county was almost entirely pure bred, there being but half on one per cent of foreign blood in its resi dents. That the record of Hali fax was one that we might well be proud of and the county stood out prominently both in state and national endeavor The speaker impressed upon the class that here in Halifax County ninety nine per cent of the young people would be the future makers of history for the j county and, where a broader field was sought by any of the j young citizens they would first have to make srood in tliP 'lmmp' county before they would be e quipped to fake that larger field. Giving President Wilson as an instance of progressive endeavor the speaker said that Wilson j cher of politicale conomy at the j woman's college of Brin Maur, j later at Princeton and finally in the governor's chair of New Jer- sey and as the president of the United States. Interspercing the program in which Dr. Charles Anderson and Rev. Reuben Meredith took part musical selections were sung most attractively by the grad uates and juniors, making the evening a very entertaining one. Following tKe distribution of the certificates the graduates were showered with flowers and many gifets from friends which, brought much applause. Wednesday evening the class exercises were held before a lar ge and interested audience, the girl graduates making a very pretty picture in their varied col ored costumes and flower decor ations. At these exercises, as is cus- PRICE TWO CENTO . g STRIKE YESTERDAY N IN SYMPATHY -'S TELEPHONISTS (By Associated Tress? NEW YORK, June ."Em ployees of the Wesfi Union who joined the Teleaphers Un ion on the assur Jce of Post- ,master Genel Burleson that jhere would be 0 discrimination , jumiuS u : in j i . t me umoii win nor De taKen back if they strike" Newcomb Carl ton, president of the company, announced jtodiay. He pointer out that the Post master general had now turned the Western Union over to the company "to operate as we think best for the interests of the bus iness." ATLANTA, Ga., J une 6. Both sides today expressed con fidence in the out come of the strike called yesterday by the Commercial Telegraph-p-rs Union against the Western Union in 10 southern states. ' Western Union officials de clared that business would con tinue as usual as the union men are in the minority. Union men however predicted a victory and declared a nation wide strike would be called if necessary to win. - ' The strike was called late yes terday in support of the local strike' against the Western Un ion which began Tuesday when the union men went out in sym pathy with the telephone employ ees here who struck on Monday alleging discrimination against union workers. SENATE WOULD RETURN WIRES WASHINGTON, June 6. In dications are that the bill to re peal thetaw authorizing federal control of telegraph, telephone and cable companies would be pressed despite Postmaster Gen eral Burleson's order restoring the lines to private ownership. Th:: Senate Interstate Com merce Committee opened hear ings on the repeal measure and Senator Kellogg, author of the repeal bill, told the committee that the: nostmaster wnpral'q ' n order only restored to private operation and did not end gov ernment control. COTTON MARKET Open Close July 29.80 29'.51 October 28.65, 28.42 December 28.27 28.08 January 27.95 27.83 March 27.85 27.64 Local Market NOMINAL tomary, each of the graduates de livered a report on class history, which were greatly enjoyed. Music again added a large part to the pleasure of the even ing, the voices of many of the girls being exceptionally fine.