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RE-ELECT GENERAL HARRISON.
Veterans Select TuIm, Okla., as
Meeting IMace for the Convention
Next Year. They March 1'ant
White House. President Wiliton and
Vice President Marshall Review
Old Soldiers in Parade, General
Carr i? Honored.
Washington, June 7. ? The Confed
erate Veterans re-elccted General
George P. Harrison, of Opelika, Ala.,
comrjjiinder-in-chicf and selected Tul
sa, Okla., as the place for the ltf 18
reunion lrte today, after marching up
Pennsylvania Avenue to the martial
strains of Dixie and passing in re
view before President Wilson and
Vice President Marshall.
Kscortcd by Union soldiers, and fol
lowed by United States regulars, Na
tional Guardsmen, cadets from the
Virginia Military Institute and the
Washington High School, the hosts of
the South paraded in triumph through
the streets of the capital to the ac
companying cheers of the thousands
of spectators who occupied all places
of vantage along the line of march.
Despite the tremendous crowd
which viewed the parade and the
large number of veterans in line, the
only accident reported was that re
ceived by General James Dinkins, of
Louisiana, in falling from his horse.
He suffered a wrenched foot, but was
reported late today as resting com
Elaborate policc arrangements had
been made to handle the crowd and
Boy Scouts and Ked Cross nurses
were on duty. The attendance ran
into the many thousands, the South
ern Railway alone having brought
25,000 persons from the South, ne
cessitating the operation of 4.r> extra
trains and I>08 extra cars on regular
trains. No accident of any kind was
reported in handling the big crowd.
General Harrison was placed in
nomination for another term by Judge
John T. Goolrick, of Fredericksburg,
and re-elected by acclamation.
Lieutenant-General J. M. Van
Zandt, of Texas, was re-elected com
mander of the Trans-Mississippi de
partment by a rising vote.
The first contest was over the
commander of the army of Tennessee,
which resulted in the election of Lieu
tenant-General Calvin B. Vance, of I
Mississippi, over General John P. I
Hickman, of Tennessee.
General Julian S. Carr, of North i
Carolina, was chosen Lieutenant- I
General commanding the Department '
of the Army of Northern Virginia s
over General J. Thompson Brown, of t
Tulsa, Okla., extended tho invita
tion for the 1918 meeting, Senator I
Robert L Owen, speaking for the <
governor and the people of the State, <
Tate Brady, commander of the Okla
homa Sons of Veterans, for that or- 1
ganization, and M. J. Glass, for the <
trans-Mississippi department. St. '
Louis also extended an invitation <
through telegrams from the mayoc I
and commercial organizations, but <
Tulsa was selected by unanimous <
The veterans pledged their support <
to President Wilson and the country i
in a resolution introduced by Samuel
W. Williams, former attorney gen- <
eral of Virginia, "on the unsullied
honor and word of true Confederate
Secretary of the Navy Daniels en
tertained General Harrison and the
corps and division commanders at
dinner tonight aboard the Presiden
tial yacht Mayflower.
One of the Union veterans who
took part in the parade and welcome
today to the Dixie soldiers was Lieu
tenant George Carr Iiound, who was
appointed signal officer by President
Lincoln and near the close of the war
received a commission in the heavy
artillery. He was in charge of the
signal station on tho dome of the
capitol at Baleigh, N. C., when' news
came of Johnson's surrender and he
immediately flashed the message,
"Peace on earth, good will to men."
He is now living at Manasses, Va.,
and is a leading spirit in the reunions
of the blue and gray.
All on the Same Footing.
As soon as the tabulation of the
registration is completed the machin
ery for the selective draft will be put
in operation. This will necessarily be
a slow process. All claims to exemp
tion must be verified, every man
drawn for military duty must be
subjected to a careful medical exam
ination, and for these purposes com
petent examining boards and boards
of review must be appointed. Each
State will have its allotment of men.
Not more than 6 per cent of the num
ber enrolled will be selected for the
first increment of the national army,
so the fact that half the men who
registered on Tuesday claimed ex
emption from military service is of
no great importance, even when the
claims are justified, as in many cases
they will not be. From more than
5,000,000 men, 625,000 can be selected
without difficulty, once the prelimin
ary work is done. ? New York Times.
Royal Blue Hussars Band to Appear In Two
Full Concerts Fourth Day of Chautauqua
THE ROYAL BLUE HUSSARS BAND.
IN brilliant coKliitnon of r?ittl Muo. | i
wltb hcudtlrc.sH, sboiililer rapes antl i
leather bootH, the Koyttl Blue Huh- '
warn may in* said to be oue of tlie most I
?itrlkinj; linnds In America. They aiv
Jlrected l>y Sitfiior I.ouiH Oantelucei.
They will appear in two full concerts
in the afteruoon ami evening of the j
fourth day of the Chautauqua. Special
features of their programs will include
a quartet of xylophone players, a quin
tet of ocarina players and Egyptian
I trumpets and several descriptive num
i bers, including the Anvil Chorus in
I which two anvils are used with elec
[ trical attachment.
Under the Big Tent Tuesday Afternoon and Evening
HINTS FOR HOME GARDENERS.
Still Time To Plant Certain Vegeta
bles* In This Section.
Sweet potatoes, beets, squash, cab
bage, okra, pepper, eggplant, string
beans, lima beans, and cucumbers
still may be planted in this section,
say specialists of the U. S. Depart
ment of Agriculture. These vegeta
bles may be grown in ground occu
pied by early maturing crops such as
peas, kale, early cabbage, and rad
ishes. There is ample time for sweet
potatoes to mature, and there is no
jetter way to add to the winter food
?tock of the family than by growing
his root crop. Late cabbage is
another profitable crop to grow for
winter use. Beets, squash, cucum
bers, and the other vegetables men
tioned mny be planted now with good
.?hances of success.
There is, of course, considerable
variation within the region for which
this advico is given. It may well be
that the possibility for planting suc
cessfully certain of the crops men
tioned has passed in tho more south
erly sections. The advice is based
>n the latest frost dates for the sec
tion, and the variations in weather
conditions from year to year also
may influence planting periods.
Now is the time for every garden
er to cultivate his garden thoroughly.
If weeds have been allowed to start
(hey should be destroyed at once as
they are robbing the plants of needed
moisture. Work the ground until a
fine soil mulch is formed. Nothing
will save moisture for the use of the
crops like a soil mulch. Very few
weeds will come up from this time on
if they are thoroughly cleaned out
The following cultural suggestions
aru made for the crops which may yet
be planted with fair chances of suc
cess throughout most of the zone:
Sweet Potatoes. It is desirable to
have a row or two of sweet potatoes
in the home garden. Set the plants
in ridges 3 to 4 feet apart. Space the
plants 14 to 18 inches apart. About
seventy-five plants will be required
for a hundred foot row.
Beets. Beets may be planted at
any time from now on. The young,
tender beets make fine greens and
every gardener should make an im
mediate planting so there will be an
ample supply. Sow in rows 15 to 18
inches apart for hand cultivation or
2 to 2% feet apart for horse culti
vation. The plants should be thinned
to 4 to 5 inches apart in the rows.
Squash. The bush varieties should
be planted in hills four feet apart
each way, and the running varieties
8 to 10 feet apart each way. One
half ounce of seed is sufficient for a
hundred-foot row of either the bush
or running varieties.
Cucumber (for home use only). Sow
the seed in rows 4 to 5 feet apart.
The plants should be about 15 inches
apart, but the seed should be sowed
much thicker, the plants being
thinned later. A half ounce of seed is
sufficient for a hundred-foot row.
Eggplants. Set the plants 18 to
24 inches apart in rows 2% to 3 feet
apart. A dozen good, healthy plants
supply enough fruit for the average
Peppers. Set tho plants 15 to 18
inches apart in rows l1/^ to 3 feet
apart. A dozen plants should be suffi
Okra. The rows should be 3 to 4
feet apart for the dwarf varieties and
4 to 5 feet apart for the tall kinds.
Sow the seed a few inches apart and
thin the plants to 18 inches to 2 feet
apart. Seven ounces of seed is sufli
cient for a hundred-foot row.
String beans. Plant in rows 2Vfe feet
apart for either horse or hand culti
vation, and 3 to 4 inches apart in the
rows. A pint of seed is sufficient for
a hundred-foot row.
Lima beans, pole. Plant in hills 3
to 4 feet apart for horse or hand cul
tivation. A half pint of seed is suffi
cient for a hundred-foot row. Bush
limas should be planted in rows 2Vz
feet apart for hand cultivation, or 3
feet apart for horse cultivation.
Space the seeds 6 to 10 inches apart
in the rows.
Late Cabbage.. Set the plants in
rows 2 to 3 feet apart and 14 to 18
inches apart in the rowrs. Sixty-five
to 90 plants are required for a hun
MORE LOSSES BY SUBMARINES
Weekly Report (Jives 15 Vessels of
Over 1,600 and Three Under l,fi00
Tons Sunk by the U-Boats.
London, June 6. ? The weekly re
port of the British admiralty con
cerning British shipping losses by
mines and submarines says that 15
vessels of 1,600 tons and over and
three vessels under 1,600 tons and five
fishing vessels were sunk last week.
Summary: Arrivals numbered 2,693
and sailings 2,642.
Tho above report, compared with
that of the previous week, shows an
increase of three in vessels of 1,600
tons and over sunk, but an increase
of two in the category of less than
1,600 tons. The previous week's re
port announced the sinking of 18 ves
sels of 1,600 tons and over, and of
one vessel of less than 1,600 tons.
The new report shows an increase
of three in the number of fishing ves
sels sunk ? five as against two the
A BILLION TONS OF CEREALS.
Hoover Says the Allies Will Need ,
That Much Next Year.
Herbert C. Hoover's report to the
government on what the United
States must do to sustain its allies
with food, made public Thursday,
shows that the allies and a few
neutrals which must be considered,
require during the next year a bil
lion tons of cereals alone, and that
their needs of meat, fats, and sugar
also, will be enormous.
Production in the allied countries
and imports from other countries
can meet only a portion of these
needs, America must supply the re
mainder. America's surplus on the
present scale of consumption will not
meet the deficiency, Mr. Hoover sayo,
so he points out that the enormity of
the task required reduction of home
consumption in many ways.
Kentucky last year collected $181,
174 in auto license fees on 31,500 cars.
OLDER MEN FOR NEXT CAMP.
Reduced To Be Accepted for Next
Series. Only About 15,000 Will Be
Trained in Officers' Camps to Be j
Opened in August.
Only about 15,000 men will be
trained in the second series of eight
officers' training camps to be held
from August twenty-seventh to No
vember twenty-sixth, Adjutant Gen
eral McCain has announced, according
to a Washington dispatch. Forty
thousand entered the first series of
camps, but the war department has
reduced the number for the fall en
campments in the hope of obtaining
older and more experienced men. The
department also announced the quota
allowed each State in the camps. Ap
plication blanks may be obtained af
ter June fifteenth from commanding
generals of the six military depart
ments, or from examining officers to
be appointed in various states, and
applications must be sent to these
examining officers before July fif
teenth. Applicants are cautioned not
to write for blanks before June fif
teenth. Emphasizing the department's
wish to obtain men above thirty-one
years of age, or men of special abil
ity, General McCain said:
"Since the special object of these
camps is to train a body of men fit
ted to fill the more responsible po
sitions of command in the new armies,
every effort will be made to select
men of exceptional character and
proven ability in their various occu
The quota allowed southern States
and the places at which examining
officers, to whom application should
be sent, will be stationed, are as fol
Virginia, 347; Fort Monroe.
North Carolina, 279; Raleigh.
South Carolina, 256; Charleston.
Tennessee, 361; 623% Broadway,
Georgia, 448; Fort McPhcrson.
Alabama, 368; Clark building, Bir
Florida, 136; 53 W. Bay street,
Former Editor Honored.
The University of North Carolina
has endowed Capt. Samuel A. Ashe
with the honorary degree of LL. D.
It is a little bit surprising that this
distinguished North Carolinian should
have so long escaped mark of appre
ciation of this character. Captain
Ashe has rendered his State services
of unusual distinction throughout
the course of his long career, prima
rily as editor, but more distinctly as
historian. His mind is a storehouse of
information and it is never drawn
upon except to the benefit and ad
vantage of North Carolina. The ac
tion of the State University, belated
as it is, will be applauded by the peo
ple. ? Charlotte Observer.
Bacon ? Is ho skeptical ?
Egzert ? Not a bit. Why, when he
goes to a circus he really expects to
seo feats performed that he sees
printed on tho posters. ? Yonkers
LIQUOR EMPTIED IN SEWER.
Requires Nearly Four Hours to Pour
Out 2000 Pints. Results of Recent
(News rnd Observer.)
Perhi;p3 the largest amount of
whiskey destroyed at one time in
North Carolina was consigned to the
sewer yesterday by the police depart
ment of Raleigh when 27 trunks con
taining about 2,000 pints were emp
tied of their contents. Under the per
sonal supervision of Judge W. C.
Harris every bottle of the rtuff was
poured out by Capt. Fred Brown,
Officer Mangum and Janitor Collier.
It required almost four hours to do
The whiskey destroyed yesterday
represented the activities of the po
lice, principally through tho individ
ual viligence of Capt. N. Warren,
since the present new administration
took charge of city management ?
just a month ago.
To the blind tiger or tigers, the de
struction meant a loss of about $3,000
if figuring upon a basis of $1.50 per
pint which, according to general re
port, is the price now demanded in
this city for blind tiger liquor.
The Demand for Ships.
Germany is beginning, unwilling
ly, to supply the ships wc and our
allies need for ocean sen-ice. Two of
those seized in our ports have been
leased by the Government to France,
two to Italy, and two to Russia.
Many more will soon be ready for
use, as the time required for repairs
was overestimated. Five sailing ves
sels, 12,500 tons in all, are already
at work in the Pacific. The Shipping
Board reports that the Ockenfels, a
steel steamship of 5,600 tons, will be
ready this week. On the 10th, five,
nearly 30,000 tons, will be commis
sioned. Before the end of the month
two, of 5,000 tons, will be added, and j
in July the number will be increased |
by ten, with a capacity of 59,000
tons. All of these ships have new
names. One of them is now called the
Carl Schurz. Several have been
brought to the Pacific Coast from .
??Ianila r.nd Honolulu. Six of these'
will be used by the Pacific Mail Com- ,
pany, and they may help Russia by
carrying across the ocean the great !
quantities of war supplies awaiting
transportation from our west coast.
These additions to our merchant !
marine, with others of the same kind
that are to come when repairs are
completed, may satisfy in part the
emergency demand which has com
pelled large appropriations for new
construction. Orders have been placed
by the Government for nearly 100
ships, about two-thirds of them to be
of wood, and lumber for many more
of this kind will soon be bought. But
completion of a new steel ship can
not be cxpected in less than five
months, and it is said that the first
of the wooden carriers will be ready
in January. ? New York Times.
When a woman paints her checks
all shf does is to show to tho world
the sort of complexion she wishes na
tur? had given her.
YET TIME TO PLANT SOY BEANS
They .May He Grown for Seed South
of Potomac and Ohio Rivers. Grow
ing Importance of Soy Beans for
The southern planter still has am
! pie time ti> plant soy beans for a
seed crop, and it offers him at the
present time one of the best cash
grain crops to supplement cotton.
South of the Potomac and Ohio
Rivers excellent results may be ob
tained by planting after winter grain
and early potatoes are removed, ac
cording to the United State# Depart
ment of Agriculture. In such instan
ces the land need only be thoroughly
disked to secure a suitable seed bed.
Late varieties as the Mammoth may
be planted as late as June 15 to 29
and mature good yields of seed. Early
varieties, such as Ito San, Medium
Yellow, Mikado, and Mongol, may ba
planted in the cotton belt as late as
July 15 and still mature the crop for
Th? yellow-seeded varieties are
preferred, especially by food manu
facturers. Tho Mammoth Yellow is
especially adapted to the Southern
States for seed production. Consider
able quantities of seed of this vari
ety ara still available for planting.
The soy bean already has reached
a place of high economic importance
in America and Europe as a foodstuff.
The seed of the soy bean, unlike that
of the cowpea, rarely is attacked by
the weevil or other grain insects. Even
where the oil is extracted the result
ant meal is a very desirable food.
During the present season the demand
for seed by food manufacturers has
resulted in greatly increased prices.
In view of the large demand, produc
tion in cxcess of requirements is very
improbable and this season's crop
undoubtedly will command profitable
prices. The soy bean also is a soil im
prover and the straw is valuable for
THE LIBERTY LOAN.
The Liberty Loan is the first test
of America at war. Not only is it
our initial opportunity to show our
mettle and our might; for many of us
it stands as our only opportunity to
have a personal share in the most gi
gantic process in history.
To lend money is, indeed, a tame
exploit compared to giving life; the
more shame to us should we betray,
in this immediate and e-isy task, the
smallest taint of reluctance. Let us
not merely meet our first obligation
with rerdiness; let us discharge it
with an air becoming to our great
The yield of a $50 bond will outfit
a soldier or a sailor. The yield of ten
such bonds will maintain a soldier or
sailor, for one year in the service of
us all. Thus it is provided that non
combatants may, in some measure,
take their place with fighting-men.
But, beyond all practical aspects, this
financing comes upon us with a moral
meaning, by the opportunity it offers
for universal participation in a great
It is this that makes the Liberty
Loan unique. To a country latterly
grown somewhat disunited, it affords,
for the first time in many years, a
great common impulse, a great uni
fying obligation. Hardly any man
is so poor that he cannot afford, if
not a bond, then part of a bond. So
our enterprise comes fairly home to
every family in America. It is an en
terprise which gives to most of us the
first chance wo have ever had to
serve, in ourselves, our country. Out
of service grow loyalty and love. No
man who denies himself to help his
country's need now can fail to be
henceforward a better and more val
The Liberty Loan can make the
humblest of us sharers in the most
memorable of American undertak
ings. It can be of itself an Ameri
canizing movement of momentous
consequences. Let us manage it in a
spirit fitting to its significance, and
invest our money. ? Henry Sydnor
Harrison, author of "Queed."
Ilold First School Community Service.
A course in Community Service
directed by Dr. Clarence Poo, editor
of the Progressive Farmer and Mr.
W. C. Crosby, Secretary of the Com
munity Service Bureau, will launch
the summer school at the A. and E.
College. This is a distinctly new ven
ture, justified according to its promo
ters, by the eager interest of the
teachers and tho vital importance of
the subject itself. The course will be
gin on June 12 and continue to July 2.
Among those who will lecture will
be Dr. Clarence Poe, Mr. W. C. Cros
by, Mr. J. M. Broughton, Jr., Mr.
Clyde Davis, Secretary Sand Hill
Board of Trade; Dr.'B. E. Washburn,
Director County Health Work, State
Board of Health; J. H. Montgomery,
Executive Secretary Co-operntivo
Education Association of Virginia;
J. Z. Green, President Mrrshvillo
Co-operative Marketing Association;
Rev. W. J. Jones, pastor Salcmburg
Baptist Church. ? News and Observer.