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THE WORLD OVER
IMPORTANT HAPPENINGS OF THItt
AND OTHER NATIONS FOR
SEVEN DAYS GIVEN
THE NEWS ITtHE SOUTH
Vhat .It Taking Place In The 8out9.
; land Will Be Found in
Domestic.-::;- , .. --y.ti I:
The first international athletic con
test in America since 1914 may even
tuate in the next few months as the
result of a formal invitation which has
been extended to the Swedish Athletic
Association, to send a team to5 this
country to compete in" the coming in
door games. .:'.-.!
Plans for removal of- the two hun
dred seriously wounded soldiers who
were aboard the strandec transport,
Northern Pacific, were disrupted when
a driving northeast snowstorm set in.
The lights Of the rescue fleet were ob
scured as the storm developed, and
the powerful Fire Island light, visi
ble under normal conditions for ten
miles, could not be seen from the shore
a mile away. .
Remarkable as it may seem, despite
the blinding storm at Fire Island, ev
ery one of the wounded soldiers were
removed from the transport, Northern
Pacific, without injury. Not a life
was lost, and therew as no untoward
event except the capsizing of a life
Rear , Admiral Rodman, who com
manded the American fleet in the
North sea during the war, declares
that the German navy is not needed,
being of a different type to that of
any of the allies.' Therefore, he says
it would be a waste of money to pay
to maintain them, and advises that ev
ery one of them be sent to the bottom
of the sea to keep McGinty company.
With delegates present from eleven
states the Southern Forestry Assoc!
ation held a two-day session at Jack
sonville, Fla. H. S. Graves, chief for
ester of the United States forestry de
The Michigan legislature has rati
fled the prohibition amendment.- This
is the sixteenth state to act favorably
on the amendment.
The cost of warships is 50 per cent
higher. The ten battleships and six
battle cruisers authorized in 1916, it
is estimated, will cost nearly $150,000,
000 more than at first thought.
Plans for the routing of inland
food for the American army and for
starving people in Europe by way of
Atlantic "and . gulf ports, were discuss
ed recently in New York by army and
navy officers, -representatives of the
federal railroad and food administra
tion and other government bodies and
trans-Atlantic steamship companies
"When these plans- are adopted, which
will be shortly, they will place practi
cally an embargo on export freight for
New York,, Philadelphia and Boston,
and will mean much for Southern
ports. . '.
Annie Ward Tiffany, famous dramat
ic actress, died at her home in Syra
cuse, in. i., aiier years oi ouueuug.
Her. last appearance was in 1907. She
planned her own funeral, selecting the
MA. a M rmm-m tts"f W fV
Increase in the lending power of
federal land banks and the grant -oi
authority for them to write fire irisur
ance on farm property are advocated
by the farm loan board in its annual
report submitted to congress. V" ' ' !''
The entire state of Florida went In
the bone dry column at midnight, De
The homes of Justice Robert Von
Moschzisker. of the state supreme
court; Judge Frank L.. Gorman, of the
municipal court, and Acting Superin
tcni,ot nf PnHr.f Mills' located in
widely separated sections of Philadel
phia, P. A., were damaged by bombs.
In each instance shrapnel bombs were
used and the force of the explosions
was so great that all the occupants of
the houses were hurled from beds
No one was seriously injured.
A petition to restrain city clerks
from destroying ballots cast in the sen
atorial election in Michigan last No
vember has been filed in federal court
in Orand .Ranids. Mich., in behalf Of
' , li-n n inf.
nenrv n ora. wno, atwi mug w
ficial canvass of the vote, was de
feated for the election by Commander
Truman N. Newberry, republican. The
petition is filled, it was stated, because
Mr. Ford intends to ask the senate to
order a recount of the votes.
Prosidont Wilson has named
A. A '
bert C. -Hoover director general of an
international organization ior uio i
li'ef of liberated countries, both neu
tral and enemy. Norman Davis, spe
cial pflmmisaioner of finance in Eu-
' rope, wilj act as Mr. Hoover's assist-
. ant. ;t,v, .:,:. .-
Tim nniitfMi situation in Venezuela
is reported to be considerably per
turbed. The cause is not yet made
public. Several prominent people, oi
ficials and civilians, have been deport-
ed it is said. -: !"
it is evident from Paris dispatches
that opponents otFTemier Clemenceau
are determined to obstruct in every
possible way the voting of the budget
of ten billion" five hundred million
' francs for the first three ! months of
1919 unless the government states its
TlOQtA tft.iim ofttlA nronrh Premier
"The peace con fpro "
all likeHh ,7 wmi:u' 1X1
will " c, u'cu January. ia,
ps. Petit Journal! .
ed.unon tho IT" m l? impos'
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m. - "quisnea peoples.
The secretaries nf
emce will be;pn, r"" '
r""oouur io Switzerland, and Phil
ippe Berthelot. of ' w ,.5r
Office ; iui eugn
In capturing Perm, in ihJ tt,i
mountains, General Gaida at the head
Z; o-siovak and Siberian forces,
has virtually desw.a tjiv,,-
inird army, from which he took 31,000
Troops of General
anti-Bolshevik leader in the Chita dis
trict, Siberian Russia, have occupied
Verkhini Udinsk, on the Siberian tail-
way, east of Lake Baikal.
. Two hundred thousand Russian sol
diers have been released bv the ii.
mans. They are in a destitute condi
tion, and show the result of exposure
rum com. - '
A Polish armv of thirtv thmtn
men is marching on Berlin according
lu Pons sent out from Copenhagen.
The fifth t German division ha
ordered out to meet the Poles.
The Polish army marching into Ger
many, says a dispatch from Geneva,
s wen armed and supported by, artil
lery and cavalry. The Germans are
re-arming demobilized soldiers and
fighting is expected, althoueh
of the demobilized soldiers are refus
ing to serve. . .
It is reported that the German rail
ways are disorganized.
Three . thousand members of the
newiy organized German Christian
. ... t
People's party, which, succeeds the for
mer Centrists, marched to the minis
try of religion and education and ve
hemently protested against the admin.
istratlon of Adolf Hoffman, Independ
ent Socialist, who, they contend, can
not even speak the German language.
and is trying to drive religious instruc
tion out of parochial schools. I
It is understood that King George
and Queen Mary assured i President
Wilson that the Prince of Wales will
visit the United States during his com
ing trip through the British domin
All German civil emnlovees in uhl
form and all German solcfiers within
the American area of occupation must
salute American officers.
German submarines which have
been surrendered are being divided
among the allies.
Two hundred and seventy sailors
were drowned as the result of the loss
of the British, steam yacht Iolaire off
Stornoway, Scotlan. The yacht had
three hundred sailors on board. The
vessel struck on dangerous rocks near
Stornoway harbor and only about thir
ty of them were saved. Many of these
were terribly injured in their efforts
to reach the shore.
From the frontier of France to Rome
the journey of President Wilson was
like a triumphal process. .
Senator Johnson of California is
wasrincr a hot fleht in the senate to
withdraw American troops from Rus
sia. He says he wants the truth told
about the Russian situation.
President Wilson's special train was
met at Turin by the prefect of the
province, the mayor, the general com
manding the troops there and. other
The Dresidential party caught its
first elimnse of the snow-capped peaks
of the western Alps at breakfast time,
while the train was crawling siowiy
through the mountain passes.
Relief work being carried on in
northern France by the commission
for relief in Belgium and the pitiable
condition of the one and a hair mil
linn inhabitants of that section who
escaped the German invasion are de
scribed in a cablegram received at the
headauarters of the commission in
Washington from Herbert C. Hoover
The Erovernmdnt's loss in operating
the railroads in 1918 is calculated by
by. the railroad administration officials
at leas than one hundred and fifty mil
lion dollars. This represents the dif
ference betweeirthe aggregate amount
the government will be compelld to
pay railroad companis as rental for
the use of their propertiesthe so
called guaranteed return and the net
income which the government will re
celve from the railroads.;
Deportation of most of the 3,000 or
4,000 enemy aliens now interned in
the Uniteci States will be recom
mended to congress shortly by the de
partment of justice. Special legisla
tion will be required for; the deporta
tions, and it was learned the depart
ment of justice will ask also for author
ity to prevent the reentry of these
men intb this country later.
With the completion of the proposed
new three-year building ! program, ad
ding ten ,dreadnaughts, six battle
cruisers, tei scout cruisers and 130
smaller craft to the flet, America
still will rank second in naval strength
to Great Britain, said Secretary Dan
iels, who appeared before the com
mittee to make his final recommenda
tion for the 1920 naval bill which the
committee is considering. -
Two thousand French soldiers have
entered Budapest, the Hungarian cap:
ital This is where Field Marshal von
Mackensen is interned, j : -
Arrival at Trieste of the first steam
er carrying food supplies for the Ser
bians, and the sending of a special
mission to Warsaw to , organize food
relief in Poland, and another to Vi
enna to investigate food conditions
there, have been announced In a i ca
blegram received at the food admin
istration from Herbert C. Hoover, who
is in Paris. , Conditions in Vienna nd
In " Roumania are said to be doapei
ate. .4 "4;t-;rC-V-; k:-Mk'U'--
POLK COUNTY NEWS, TEYON, Ni G.
MAKING PLACE FOR SOLDIERS
Business Houses of Charlotte Re
employ Hundreds of Their Men, '
'. Returned From 'the War.
Charlotte. Thirteen Charlotte ,busjr
ness houses and industrials agreed to
re-employ the 429 men who had left
their service to enter the army and
navy. ; Secretary E. N. Farrls. of the
Charlotte chamber of commerce, and
W. A." Wheatley, executive secretary
of the Charlotte War Camp Commu
nity Service, telephoned the firms in
the beginning of a canvass these and:
other local organizations were asked
by the government I to make. One
large industrial, which has 20Q. former
employes in the. service, is willing to
re-employ all except a few men who
at the time of enlistment or induction
were engaged in work now completed.
This canvass will be continued, it
wr3 understood. The results of the
few miuutes of telephoning was ac
cepted as fndicative of the general
Willingness of business and industrial
concerns here to make every possible
effort tq provide employment for dis
charged soldiers formerly on their pay
Has Asheville. a "Crime Trust"?
Asheville. Is there a crime trust in
That is a question that is agitating
the police department of this city,
and all the members of the force are
working on the theory that the boot
leggers of the city, of whom there ap
pear to be myriads, are working under
the leadership and protection of some
powerful individual "higher up," who
is putting up for the whiskey and
receiving the lion's share of the prof
its. ' , . ' ' !
Whiskey case's, especially during the
Christmas holidays, have been ; ex
ceedingly numerous in the police
court. Bootlegger after bootlegger has
been caught, his whiskey confiscated
and he has been fined or sent to the
roads, as the judge might determine,
but always there is an appeal taken
and the bootlegger, no matter how
apparently friendless he may be, sel
dom remains in jail for any length
of time, the necessary bond being
Noted Evangelist Dead.
Charlotte. Dr. J. Wilbur Chapman,
one of the most renowned evangelists
of the present day, and executive head
of the New Era movement of the Pres -
byterian church, formerly pastor ol
church of New York City, died at New
York, following an operation.
"Dr. Chapman held a . revival in
Charlotte in 1915, beginning April 4,
and closing May 9, the most remark
known. A tabernacle with a seating:
capacity of about 7,000 people was
built on East avenue. Thousands
heard Dr. Chapman twice a day. Not
less than 10,000 people heard hitn
nightly, coming from all parts of th
Carollnas. So preat were the throngs
that often Dr. Chapman would preach
two sermons a night, one to the thou
sands that first filled the tabernacle,
and then to those refilling it who hafr
waited in the streets.
Want Postmaster Removed.
Asheville. Letters written by Mar
cus Erwin, a local' attorney, to Con
gressman Weaver, applying for the
Asheville postmastership, "in ti
erent of the removal of Postmastei
anpr' hnvA hrmip-ht Ueht: ttit
fact that efforts are being made tc! Governor Bickett declined to inter
have the Asheville postmaster remov- . ferewith the operation of the sen
ed. Mr. Gudger stated that he h tene of the court in the case of Gr
had no official information of anj han Hege, of Davidson county, con
charges against him, but that he had vicd of the killing of J. F. Deaderick,
k.q aa wrt ti,Qt offnrt. & ptjominent hanker of Lexington. One
would be made y . First Assistant
Postmaster General John C. Koons tc
remove him, if he failed to acquiesc
In the ' reappointment of two clerks
dismissed from the Asheville office.
Fire Destroys Dornvtory.
Salisbury. An early morning fir?
destroyed Huntington hall, a three 1
story frame structure, the original
building at Livingstone college, a ne
gro institution here. This was the
second serious fire the college has ex
perienced this year. The fire not only
totally destroyed the building but also
burned much of the furnishings and
students' effects. -
Several Applicants for Job.
Wilmington, Three applicants arc
being considered by the board of
health for the position of assistant
health officer and city and -county phy
sician Dr. J. E. Cathell, who recently
located here, coming, from Davidson
county; Dr. George E.Bowdoin, recent-".
ly discharged from , the medical corps
and returned to his practice here, and
Maj. W. A. Newman, M.D., tor several
months stationed at Fort Caswell. The
, place was made vacant several months
ago by the death of Dr. Arnold Stovall
Porto Ricans Leave.
' Fayetteville. Seven hundred . aid
seventy-five Porto Rican laborers from
Camp Bragg left here for Wilmington
to embark for Porto Rico. The - men
are being sent home under a general
policy adopted by the war department
of returning all persons , brought into
the United States toT do war work, it
was officially - stated at the office of
the consjtructing quartermaster. This
polky is being put into effect all over
the country with application to labor
ers brought from Porto :Rico. the- Ba
hamas and elsewhere.. .
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i iinn iimi mnnn?
h UNIQUE PENALTY
I N F R AClb RS OF THE FOOD LAWS
MUST ADVERTISE OFFENSE
IN ' OCAL NEWSPAPERS, t
DISPATCHES FROM RALEIGH
Doings ,nd Happenings That Mark
" the Prress of North Carolina Peo-
pie. Gathered Around the - State
Capita : . ! - .
Merchants in North . Carolina are !
learninglhat it ila mistaken idea: to f
suppose Ithat the food administration
sectnat the food administration
eaed to function. Ten Rocky
t fjocers, among 'the..- number, i
have jufet been required to" advertise
in thei. local . papers the fact that
they hai-te been exceeding the margin
of profit allowed on flour and other i
product. This is a new stunt in. pen
as a.eviaence of the fact that tte;- ;'"-
food administration is still doing busi-f Wle 18
?- affe old staod. Pood Admlnis-
trator 3?age is considering and will
probablpr announce within a few days
the revjjoation of license or the black
listing M one wholesaler, one ginner,
one rojer mill and two retailers, all
of whom have been found guilty 'of
violatiijv food administration; rules
and regulations affecting 'their busi-
Bank lixaminer Resigns.
S. AfjHiibbard, state bank examiner,
has reigned, and John G. Nichols,, as
sistantjstate bank examiner, has: been
electedto succeed Hubbard by the ocr-porati-c;ff
commission. Mr. Hubbard
has apepted the position of cashier
of the Battery Park Bank, Asheville,
ope of-jthe largest banking institutions
in ther state. He has served on the
commpjsion seven years, first as as
sistant bank examiner and for the past
six yeutrs as bank examiner. He is re
garded as one of the best banking men
in NOyth Carolina. -
MaJ. ijulvey Reassigned Here.
Tr. rW. P.. RMdirk. nresident. of th
I State ICollege of Agriculture and En
! f ? 9 i il -
1 eeS. hreived notice of the
, i,'7uwu Ui . nur
i vey professor of mflitary science
.and factics for the reserve officers'
training corps which , has been re-es:
tamif jaea at tne couege.
M4or Hulvey came to the colleee
at tbjl beginning of the fall term and
7 V j . . r il
dealing with student cadets.
Meeljng of Food Inspectors. :
T1& inspectors for hte food admlnis
tratiiyn in North Carolina were in con-
fere&ce with State Food Adminstra-
tor flenry A. Page. ' With the remov
al oithe regulation upon eating houses
andnost of the regulations upon the
wheijt milling industry the work of the
inspectors is lightened to some extent
andAdministratpr Page instructed the
inspectors to devote the greater part of
the$ time and attention to the detec
tion! of profiteering or regulation in
Will Not Pardon Hege
of those opposing the pardon of Hege.
wa tormer uovernor u yu
wrCjie ! Governor Bickett protesting
against the pardon and insisting, that
he? fras asking- nothing which, were he
agsph governor, . he would hesitate to
(governor Bickett held that the co2
vicld man failed to make out a case.
Netv Sunt .Public Instruction.
iir. E. C. Brooks, late of the chair
of Education Trinity College, became
staSe superintendent of public instruc
tion succeeding Dr. J. Y. Joyner, who
resigned for a needed rest after 17
years' of service. . ,'; ;
TcMake Farm Surveys.
0nder the direction of J. M. John
90$, .the farm management division
of 2the state experiment station, will
launch at once '& considerable cam
piygri for farm surveys In Western
Cirolina, with view to. keeping strict
re; lords of development under specific
njthbds , of cultivation and 'manage
mitj . Farms in Mecklenburg, Ca
tarba and. adjacent counties are re
ceiving special attention in this work
jilk now and the plan is to have those
'Upas listed for this service visited at
frequent intervals. .;
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Ngro Ex-Congressman Dead. , d fl
.(George H ;White the last negro cqn
g&ssman 'who .died in ; Philadelphia,
wis' elected to the fifty-fifth and fiifty
sfkth congresses -"from the :A Second
rorth Carolina , district, then known
a the laci district He was born
Ej-J Columbus county, . North Carolina,
j&d removed to Craven which - was
en in the Second district, now rep
resented hy Claude Kitchin, who suc
ceeded him. Since that time there
as been a rearranrement of the dis
tricts and Craven in nor . irithe Third;
1 '"- ' i in i i ill n in.iaBto . .
State Department officials and insti-.
tution heads are i viewing , with , con
cern the progress of a suggestion re
recently made through' the press that
the; legislature meet,.-organize and ad
journnntil the summer : when there
will be leas danger from influenza. :
. - - ... s .., , .
"Why such a thing would stop the
wheels of the state government said
one v official. "It would paralyze the
educational program :for .'the; ear;'
hinder the state departments "in even
the routine work, and practically hold
at : a standstill, if it did not disrupt,
the work of the colleges hospitals and
other institutions which depend r upon
the annual appropriation of the gen
eral assembly." "V
"The summer, he continued, "would
be, no suitable ime, for a session of
the general assembly. The lawyers in
the body might be aided a bit by hav
ing the session continued, for Janu-
leSal Practice. But usually, the law-
yersrcan spare the time, while the
amers of. the body must .be at home
.vw.v; - w yyj ?
d.nrinthe summer to; look;;after,their
Although the suggestion, for a con
tinued session of Jthe; legislature has
'been made, there is yet no indication
that it has taken a firm hold, or that
those i who suggested it are determ
ined to make a fight for adjournment.
safe asylum from the disease.
Dr. W. S. Rankin, secretary of .the
state board of health, does not believe
that the coming of the legislature to
Raleigh will entail any greater danger
to the legislators than they would be
subject to in their own homes. -
The epidemic has now spread very
generally over the state. Few com
munities have been asbsolutely free
from it, and the history of the dis
ease has been that it becomes less
severe the longer it continues.
With all this in view, Dr. Rankin,
withqut hesitation expressed the view
that influenza should be no drawback
10 me mee ung, 01 me geuerai asseu
U. N. C. Not Seeking Wilson;
Raleigh Much 1 interest was stirred
here by a press report that went olit
to afternoon, papers to the effect' that
the directorate of " the University of
North Carolina 'had on foot a -plan to
offer the presidency of the university
to President Woodrow tWilson at a.
salary of $20,000. No information of
the subject could be gotten here, and
Secretary R. W. D. Connor, of the .
university directorate, definitely stat- '
ed that there was no such plan having
any : oniciai status. ie , granted tnai j
some individual trustee might con-
ceive of such a plan and give it to the
press, but certainly there is nothing
official in any reports of the sort that
Peanut Crop to be Held.
At a meeting , of peanut growers of
Eastern Carolina and Virginia, held in
Tarbora, the following resolutions in
part, passed at a" previous meeting of
growers in Suffolk. Virginia, were
. Whereas, from the best data ob-
tainable, peanuts are now selling at
a price below the cost of production,
a price much lower than that receiv
ed for the same measure of food
value 1 of other products, and
! "Whereas, ; the present crop was
produced under war conditions when
the prices of labor and materials were
'Whereas, the United States Food
Administration and the United States
Department of Agriculture, in the
spring of 1918, urgently requested the
increased production of those crops
rich in proteins and fats as a patri
"Therefore be it resolved:
"That 'there be a canvass made of
each -'"County to determine the number
of framres who are able - and willing
to hold their crop, how long they can
hold it and how. many they, control. ,
-"That a meeting of representatives
of the farming, banking and local
warehouse interests be held to deter
mine a basis for the extension of
credit on the crop on hand. - "
t "That the Food Administration and
War Trade Board be requested to
use all of their pewers toward stabil
izing prices and continuing the em
bargo on imported nuts."
Spook Light Seen Again.
That strange light on Jonas Ridge
is flaring up again. Senator Overman
has been asked to na.ve it mvesugat-
ed. Many persons have seen the
Jonas' Ridge light, wnlch has excited
interest for years. The geological sur
vey sent one or more men to North
Carolina to watch the illumination,
but they said it was the reflection
from "a railroad engine. The people
of the Jonas' Ridge region believe thai
the fellow, who made that report is
wrong in the upper story.
Price of Cottonseed.
j A number of inquiries regarding the
possibility of changes in the prices of
cottonseed or " cottonseed products,
which have no doubt resulted from the
removal of some food administration
restrictions on the wheat milling in
dustry and the rescinding of other
regulations affecting consumers hav6
drawn: from the office of State Food
Administrator Henry A. Page a state
ment to the effect that there ' is nc
prospect of any change in the stabiliz
ed program' under ' which the' 'cotUnf
seed industry is' being ; operated.
YARD ITS LIBE8TY
SUPERINTENDENT McKOWN IS-5,
ADvisED THAT HE MAY PRO-:
CEED ON OWN PROGRAM.
HUNDREDS OF MEN EMPLOYED
Workers Have Record of Fastest Tims
Ever Made Anywhere in South by -Ship
Wilmington. Capt, George W. Mc-
Kown, superintendent of the Wil- ,1
mington ; Woodeh Shipbuilding Com- A
nanv.- announced that the Rhinninir V .fc
board has advised him that his yard
was now free to proceed with its own
program. - He will ' Immediately . re
sume operations on a large scale for
the construction of numbers of large
schooners and seagoing barges. The
shipping board advised months ago
that the plant would be taken overi but
. r ' - - . . -
t over, though the action
held in abeyance the company's own;
plans for enlarged v8hIpbnlldlIlg. SeT.
eral hundred men will be employed.
The yard turned out one fine schooner
in five mohths. the fastest time ever
made in the Southern .States.
Winston Boy Given- Decorations.
'Winston-Salem. -Sergeant Charles
Lewis, a Winston-Salem boy, at home
from Prance, brought back with him
about all" the honors ' in the way' of
decorations and medals that France
had to bestow; He was with the Uni
ted States marines at the' Marne, Cha
teau . ThierrVand Verdun. Ha was se-
verelr wounded He went to France
in June, 1917 with General Pershing.
Revenue Collections Increase."
1 States ville. During -December; Col
lector 'Watts, of this district, collect
ed $3,544,462.76 internal
a 8 follows :C
. . . . . . . . .$2,946,642.98
Income . ..... . ........ . .
Capital stock . .... .
Estate . ..1. . . i . ..
Manufacturers . . .
'Admissions and dues..,,
Documentary stamps . . . .
insurance policies ......
Fines and penalties, . . . . .
Public utilities ........ i.
Liquor , licenses .'....!.
'Emergency ........ .
This is an increase over December, i
1917, of $85,021.46, on 33 4-5 per cent. J.
Buy Car Holstein Cattle.
West Raleigh. J. A. Arey, of the
dairy farming off ice, 1 Is in . receipt of
, a letter from N. Buckner, of the Ashe- 1?
ville board of trade, advising , that .
farmers in the vicinity of Weaver-
ville requests the extension service to A
. .f'SL -
Democrat cheese factory. This ship- ?
ment together with 10 others, which f,
are wanted by farmers in Transyl- '
vania county, will make a total of
about 160 head of Holstein cattle that r
have gone into this section since the j
exhibit of pure bred cattle was made
on Pack Square in Asheville last July, f
At that time there was oonsiderable
opposition to bringing in these ;dairy 3
cows but some of the people who were 4
most opposed , to the scheme are now
enthusiastic supporters. The Hoi- f
steins are growing in favor as. the j
cheese factory development spreads. ,
Bids for $135,000 School Bonds. -
Charlotte Bids fqr unsold $135,000 'i
of orifdnal authorized bond issue of
$200,000 for development of .the Char-1
lotte public school system will . be I
opened January 17 at the city hall at
3 o'clock, according . to announcement
from the office of Mayor McNinch, a I
resolution to this effect having been ;
passed by the city commissioners. The
Charlotte school board and the public
has displayed interest lately in the 4
pl?as of the city commissioners td sell ;
this part of the bond issue, the pro- 1
ceeds of which will be used to pay part i
of the cost of erecting a new . high !
school building. 1 - '
Bryan to Speak to Suffragette.
Raleighr-7A conference of the North
Carolina Suffrage Association will be
held in Raleigh January 10, at noon in ;
the Raleigh Roman's Club. ( This j
. meeting will be followed at night by I
an address by Hon. William Jennings .)
Bryan. Announcement of the meeting f
was made by Mrs. John S. Cunnlng-j
ham; president of the organization. !
The suffragists will gather here fronij
all parts of the state upon the faeels
of the opening of the general assem-,
bly to draw up the lines for the leg-";
Islative program - of the ; assembly. .
Proposed Anti-Malaria Campaign.
Durham. When X the ' J Durham
county commissioners meet Monday
they .will consider the advisability of
spending $14,000 to eradicate malaria
in this country. In a - report of 'f his
anti-malarial survey, Lieut- Woodfall.
of the United States public iiealth ser
vice reserve, has estimated th'e cost
for , an anti-malarial campaign at this
figure., : Coinmisskmersr are t said- tc
favor the'piahs. The report ts to be
submitted to the board by the city xand
county board of health with favorahl
rtcocunendation. - '- . . . '
iciiua ciiuv . w f. .A
Clemenceau or M. Pichon.' , .
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