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THE FARMER AND MECHANIC.
01 .UN NAMES MET l.manese Statesman at Re- (iiiest of Emperor Decides To Remain in Office 13 PLANNING TO GROW GOOD SWEET POTATOES n ERSONNEL IS ANNOUNCED 10 Association of Okuma's hew!nte Supporters Has Sent Out Circulars Urging Support For The Premier On Ground That Ideal Is To Make Japan Nation of First Rank Tokio, i u uruu Aug. -Premier Count virtually has decided at the . iust of the Emperor to remain in Mil and has arranged the following: ; Sitif-t: Premier, Count Shigenbu Okuma. Foreign Affairs, Count Shigenbou OUuina. Finance, Tokitoshi Taketomi. Marine, Vice Admiral Tomosaburo Tvito. War. Lieutenant General Ichinosuke .1 nst ire, Yukio Ozaki. 'ommunications, Katsundo Minou i i. r Viscount Masakata Sengoku. Coinmerco and Agriculture, Iliron- Koiio. lMiication, S. Takata. httnior, Kitokuro Ichiki. The assumption by Count Okuma of Uf foreign ministry, after Kato had de lined to retain that portfolio is to he temporary, pending selection of a j. rina n-nt minister. I'm nu.. r (kuma s decision to re in tin in office was contingent upon the i ...i-t ruction of a cabinet acceptable him. The association of Okuma Mij porters has sent out circulars urg ing .support for the premier on the ground that his ideal is to make .fa pan a nation of foremost rank, ca pable of competing with the most powerful countries. The count, circu lars say, resigned because allegations i-f election bribery created a situation repugnant to one of his lofty princi ples, but nevertheless hew as unwill- Emperor, who asked him to remain in office. Notwithstanding the pressure brought to bear on Count Okuma to retain his place, differences of opinion have sprung up among his supporters. The leaders of the Osaka branch of the Okuma organization telegraphed the Premier urging him to insist on him retiring. Horticultural Division Makin Ex periment,, With Twenty Varie7ie on I endor County Tot Farm. The Horticult North Carolina extension service i testing out twenty different varieties of sweet potatoes on the Tender coun ty test farms with a view of securing the best variety of production in Eastern North Carolina. experiments are also planned for this subject. It has been estimated by the Hor ticultural division that at least 75 per cent of the potatoes grown and keut on the farm are allnwp,i r. And so when there is the greatest demand for them, there is a great shortage. This loss is hoped to be overcome by new methods of stor age. The apple growers of the State have been saved thousands of dollars by putting in improved methods of storage as was recommended by this division after an exhaustive study of the question. Fifteen varieties of cabbage will be used in five different methods of stor age in the western section of the State. Only methods for keeping cab bage through the winter under actual tarm conditions will be tried out. In aadrtion to the cabbage tests, sixteen varieties of Irish potatoes are being bred for this industry in the moun tainous section. In the eastern section, the work with Irish potatoes has to do largely with the possibilities of the fall crop. This crop has been greatly neglect ed in the State and the idea in mind is to create interest in the work by nnaing some variety tnat will pro duce a heavy fall crop. Twelve va rieties are being used in the work these varieties are being tested as to yield, maturity and quality for the purpose of finding the one that is best suited to conditions in the eastern part of the State and will give good returns when planted as a fall crop. GERMANY MADE PEACE PROPOSAL TO RUSSIA Petro (By the Associated Press). London, Aug. 8. A Reuters grad dispatch says: The Bourse Gazette learns from an unimpeachable source that the Ger man Emperor made an offer of peace to Russia last week, through the King of Denmark. The answer sent to the King stated that the question of peace negotiations could not be raised at the present time. The appointment for the war, jus tice and commerce portfolios are the Fame in the cabinet which resigned July 30 in consequence of charges of election irregularities affecting mem bers of the government. Vice Admi ral Kato, named for Minister of Ma rine, was Admiral Togo's chief of staff In the battle of the Sea of Japan. M. .Taketomi, selected for Minister of Fi nance, was Minister of Communica tions in the retired cabinet and M. Ichiki, named as Minister of the In terior, was Minister of Education. M. Minoura, whose name is mentioned for Minister of Communications, has held several public offices and is edi tor of the Pohi Shimbun. Viscount Fengoku, alternative choice for this lluee, is a member of the House of .Peers and a manufacturer, and for merly was secretary of the home office. M. Takata, designated Minister of tallica tion, Is Dean of Waseda Univer sity, and a member of the Higher Educational Council. GIVES CONCERT AT WARSAW. Odd Fallows' Orphans Class Headers Splendid Program. Warsaw, Aug. & The concert class M the Odd Fellows Orphanage at Coltisboro gave a very interesting concert in the Gem theatre here last twght under the management of Mr. and Mrs: Charles O. Baird, who have class in charge while they are en tour. The young people were well drilled in all the numbers, and ren dered a splendid program of music ami recitations. The local lodge members and their friends entertain- 1 the little visitors over Sunday. Discussed in Pctrograd. Petrograd, via London, Aug. 9. The report that Germany had made peace proposals to Russia was cir culated in official circles here several dags ago and was discussed freely in the lobbies of the duma, says the Vechernee Vremva. "We learn on good authority," adds the newspaper, "that Germany through Denmark proposed to Russia a separate peace, Russia to receive Galacia while Germany would retain the western district of Poland. A representative of the foreign office categorically denied that there was the remotest possibility of any peace negotiations. In the lobbies of the Duma the proposal was dismissed as unworthy of serious consideration.' Villa's Busy Agent II Iff - , t'M 3 ill xXkfejv ' JH i ml Yf&hrllmm ml ii Miiruel GKKMAN AMKItlCAN CATHOLICS IX SESSION FRIENDS VOICE ED 1 Against Vhoily ford Teachings t, Claimed in Guil- Addresses College To.I.i " early Su nd.iy tli.- J.a. Ii)ilib;n do. Miguel Diaz Lombardo, minister of foreign affaprs in the cabinet of Gen eral Pancho Villa, is one of the busiest diplomats Washington has ever known. The conference of Secretary of State Lansing with the six ministers of South and Central American na tions in connection with the peace plan in Mexico has excited his inter est, lie is watching the negotiations and wTill endeavor to protect Villa's in terests. It was said he had a plan for peace which he would suggest to President Wilson and Mr. Lansing. ' ; "o The Ncn xrn! 0? ., rr. Guilford Vl!.-co. Avig. v activities of the visitors to meeting commenced with ?cho(,l, various classes meeting in several huil.hnus of tli coll.--.- Tho usual class for no n only, nu t in Memorial Hall and t.ok up the war question from a t'hristian stand point. Ir. Tomlinson. .f Phil.oltl phia. referred to Christ's tr;uhuu' and showt-d that in tho ovent ,f war Christians lik ('lirist must refrain from killing voluntarily or knowing ly at all hazards if to avoid doing so they lose their own lives. Rev. W. W. Haviland, of Philadel phia read from the Bible in Matthew and Luke, clear statements utterly opposed to war and the spirit of war and he read strong utterances from Dr. Wm. Sparry, Congregationalism of I.oston. Rev. Frank Crane. a promdnent Methodist minister, andj Prof. Shailer Matthews tif the I'niver- sity of Chicago, ami others not Quak ers, showing that Christianity has a clear testimony against all war from eminent Christians. Rev. Robert Simk ins, late from China, said in the changing from the old Chinese dynasty to the present form of republican government he was surrounded iy the hery mobs of the contending sides in eminent peril, was neutral, opposed to both armed, mad, warring elements but wa.s un harmed, that he expects to return to China as a missionary with his wife right into the midst of similar up risings. He said he would not kill a man for the purpose of saving his own life. Dr. Sylvester Newiin, of High Point, preached to a packed audience in the church on 'For me to live is Christ, but to die is to gain." To another audience equal in size and in all other respects, Rev. W. W. Haviland, of Philadelphia, preached from the text, "Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water." In the afternoon both auditoriums were packed. Rev. Adelbert Wood, of New Hampshire, preached in one and Prof. Waldo Woody, of Ohio, in the other. Great crowds were in attendance and good order prevailed everywhere on the premises and in the churches. People from Greensboro, High Point, Thomasville, Asheboro, Winston-Salem, Summerlield, Jamestown, Reids ville and elsewhere were present. Noah, Not Adam And Eve Blamed For Fall of Man. (sy the Associated Prcsg). St. Paul, Minn., Aug. 8. The six teenth annual convention of the Fed eration of German-American Cotholic Societies began here today with a pa rade in which thousands of members participated and a mass meeting, which concluded with the singing of "America." The delegates also at tended a general session where ad dresses of welcome were made. Tonight the committees on legisla tion and workingmen's organizations met and outlined suggestions to be made to the general business sessions of the Federation, the first of which will be held tomorrow. WlhSON and members of FAMILY MOTOR TO RUTLAND Equalization Board to Meet. Goldsboro, Aug. 8. The County Board of Equalization of Wayne county having been reconvened, will meet in the court house in this city tomorrow for the purpose of revalua tion of portions- of the assessment re turns and a more careful revision and equalization of property in this coun ty. The county assessor will meet to gether with the board of commission ers, ana compiainx, or application ior review will be heard. Had Money in Oriental Bank. Celling Soy Bean Pointers. (Splal to The News and Observer). Klizabeth City Aug. 8- L,. E. lUanehard, son of Mr. W. S. Blanch i'fil, of Hertford, and farm demon stration agent for Robeson county hi this, section to study the cultiva tion and general crop conditions of 'he soy bean crop on the farm lands f Pasquotank and Camden counties, yarmers who cultivate the soy bean in these counties consider thorn a better money crop than cotton in ad dition to their great value in improv ing the soil. Cornish, N. II., Aug. 8. Important communications from Attorney Gen eral Gregory and Secretary Lansing occunied President Wilson's attention for several hours today. In the after noon, accompanied by members of hir. familv. he motored to Rutland, a distance of 120 miles. Although no statement was forth rnmine as to the contents of the re ports he received from Secretary Gar rison today, it was understood they dealt with the subject of national de fense. Secretary Lansing's report, it is said, related to the Tan American rnnference on the Mexican situation. SEABOARD DERAILMENT. New Bern, Aug. S. Dr. William F. Griggs, a physician who resides at No. 10 West Grace street, Richmond, Va., had five thousand dollars deposited in the Oriental whose cashier, J. Will Miller, a few weeks ago blew his brains out. Not only did Dr. Griggs, who Is well known all over Pamlico county, have money in the bank, but his wife also carried a deposit of two thousand or more dollars there. Hurled From Bugy, Badly Hurt. General Joffre never has less than 00 officers working with him at headquarters. Through Passenger Train Over Three Hours Late in Ralehrh. On arrnnnt of the derailment of fnnr freieht cars near Sanford the Seaboard Air Line through train due here at 11:20 p. m. was marked over thrpp hours late last night. The re ports of the week gave no details other than four cars were derailed and r.inr!oQ About an eisrhth ol a klKJ lljiuiivu . , . mile of track was damaged, this cous in e- most of the delay to the passen- Mt. Airy, Aug. 8. Mrs. Anderson, of the Brinn section of Surry county, while driving down Moore street yes terday afternoon was hurled from her buggy by the horse taking fright at an automobile, bruising her up right seriously. She was hastily carried to the nearest doctor s office and at tended. While it is thought she will recover soon, it is uncertain, as her age is against her. The lady is fortu nate in escaping as well as she did, as it looked exciting when the animal was running. Steel Crane to Right Vessel. Chicago, Aug. S. A huge steel a .- m -ft . crane, towed nere rrom cieveiana, ar rived alongside the steamer Lastland today and prepared to aid in righting the vessel which capsized in the Chicago river two weeks ago with the loss of nearly 1,000 lives. So Says Writing On Tablet According To Transla tion of Dr. Stephen Langdon (I5y the Asscx-iatcd Tns). Philadelphia, Pa., Aug. 8- Noah, not Adam and Eve, brought about the fall of man, according to a trans lation of a tablet now in the Univer sity of Pennsylvania Museum. An announcement to that effect, made today by museum officials .said the tablet, written before the days of Abraham and translated by Mr. Steven Langdon, professor of Assyriology in Oxford University, England, recorded that Noah was ordered not to eat of the cassia tree in the Garden of Par adise and when he disobeyed the curse fell upon him. The curse was that he should have ill health and an early death instead of living to be fifty thousand years old like his an cestors. According to the announcement to day, Mr. Langdon believes the tablet if at least a thousand years older than the book of Genesis. 1,300 VACCINATED. Wilson, Aug. 8. For the week end ing last Saturday afternoon 1.300 persons look the anti-typhoid treat ment at the dispensaries which open ed at the following places in Wilson county, and which will continue for several weeks on the days named be low ' Stantonsburg Monday 27 Black Creek Tuesday ...... C6 Lucama Wednesday. .. .. .. 145 St. Mary's Thursday .. . 108 Rock Ridge Friday 216 Wilson Saturday . 187 Total ..1.300