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BANKER. "SAYS WILLIAMS
CIRCULATED SLANDERS. -
BENTED A DEFUNCT RAILROAD
eP wiiJn9ton Banker Testifies
fthat Railroad Property Acquired
By Comptroller l Pure Junk.
Washington. ( Special) Charging
that John Skelton Williams,
LiiPr of the currency, was
"unfair ind untruthful," and that he had "clr
ulated a lot of libelous and slander
Is circulars reflecting . upon, myself
and brothers, Thomas- E. and W. B.
Cooper, of Wilmington, N. C," Wade
H Cooper, president of two Washing
ton banks and a former tar Heel
tanker, has renewed his fight against
tjie confirmation of the Comptroller
0f the Currency, in testifying before
tae Senate banking and currency com
mittee. . .'. . fv...
He told the Senate committee on
tanking and currency that as director
0f finance of the unitea states Rail
Tnad Administration, Comptroller 0f4Tates J W. Jobe, Mebane; J. M. Pen
TUClU . ... . . it ..11 TTTtll 1 . . . . .
ho Currency Williams had "unload
ed" on the government a hopelessly
insolvent railroad operating from Au
gusta, Ga: to Madison, Fla., the broth
r of the Comptroller or the Currency,
Langbom Williams, being one 01 the
receivers of the defunct railways. .
Aa Hirprtor of finance of the TTnlt-
- - I
i States Railroad Administration," j
said Mr. Cooper, "Mr. Williams sat
quietly by and by his act ratified and
approved a contract whereby the gov
ernment agreed to pay the Georgia
and Florida Railrpad the net sum of
$S8,000 for the rental of said . rail
road." . . i .
The former Tar Heel banker assert
ed thatt the road was hopelessly insol
rent mere junk on the hands of the
government and that the property
iad been in the hands of the receivers
for six years. He stated that the rail
way had been operated at a loss -of
from $400,000 to $500,000 ior the past
five years. '
Ritchie Seeking Interview. "
Texas A. B. Ritchie, founder and or
ganiier of the Loyal Order of Klans
men (Ku Klux Klan), that came in for
scithing - denunciation by Governor
tickett, in an official statement given
to the newspapers recently called up
Gorernor Bickett's office in an effort
to gain a personal interview with the
governor, "before taking action," as
he said, leaving the inference that a
suit for libel or damages was impend
ing. Richie was told by Private Secre
tary Santford Martin that the gover
nor was out of the city but would prob
ably be glad to give him a hearing
upon his return.
Delayed Auto Tags.
Telegrams and telephone calls by
the wholesale to the-off ice of the Sec
retary of State in reference td non
appearance of new auto license plates,
led to the issuance of a statement sug
gesting that officers of the law use
discretion in making arrests.
There are several reasons for the
apparent delay. In the first place,
therg were a large number of eleventh-hour
applicants, swamping the
f-ce that has been sending out over
5,000 automobile licenses a dav from
the Slate House. . '
That is why the statement from the
S'retary's office says:
"It would be well for officers of the
law to use a sound discretion and
hen Uisfied that license has been
-ypucu ior.it mignt oe proper w oe
somewhat indulgent to those not hav
ing new numbers during the first week
Child Labor Law On. J
The North Carolina Child Labor
Commission, created by the 1919 Leg
islature, came into being, officially
hen it was announced that Mr. E. F1.
Carter, a native of this state will be
the executive officer.
Keel 8 t Government Job.
G. Smith has iresigned his posi
Uon with the United States departv
ttttt of agriculture to take effect
Septe-mber 1-. Mr. Smith has-been in
the government employ for more
than ten years as an agriculturist
His special departments have been
arra management and agricultural
conritaiCs For aJbout V year and a
alf he was at the head of the coun
ty agents in Illinois and for the. past
lht ycftrs and a half he has been
ader he direction of the pvernment.
8hrcholder8 Mutt Pay.
Tax levied by the state corpora-
commission on shares of stock
n roreiKn corporations, held by resi
st, of this state mugt be paIdf to
e omnion of Judge W. P. Stacey,
in dlssolved a temporary restrain
itv:H0er in a test case against the
to Prevent his collepting taxes
on shares of stock In the At-
- oast Line. ' -. -
h 0l,rlefly' the contention of the stock
that n the Coast Line is
tax IT rstock al ready bad been
,6c throush-the company.
Warning to Thiahtre,
in- thresh,,,.' ... "3 - "nun
a state law
censes anH v . - e nreshing 11-
This license may be secured f
the register of deeds of t LrS
C0St H w K
furnish blanks upon which to make
nnai reports. Their reoort
sent in to him as soon as the thresh-
ins Sfiasnn la nv- t-.. . .
" . . 7 TCi. w)ut aeiay. A. I
7U. :" - 8 Senl m t0 the register
of each county in whtich the thresher
t VtJmf gmng record of grain
Please inform other onAmtnr.
they must make and report records of
uieir inresmng The "acres" asked
for in the blank report mean th nnm.
ber of acres from which
threshing is. harvested, and should not
mciuae mat for hay, or nnharvested
North Carolina Casualties.
Washington. -(Special) The fol
lowing casualties from North Carolina
are. reported by the commanding gen
eral: of . the American .expeditionary
Killed in Action. Privates ' W- F.
King,- Trotville; C. H. Edwards, Mt.
Died of Disease.
-Privates R. O. C.
, Severely Wounded. -Corporals T. F.
Moose, Dallas; T. G. Penland, Mon
treal G. A. Weaver, Durham. Pri-
nell, Wilkesboro; O. A. Fricke, Salis
bury; T. W. Webb, Tarboro; E. 'P.
Bethune, Bunn Level; ' Joe Brown,
FayetteviUe; B. H. Corneilson, Spen
cer; John Jones, Mayock; B.' A. Willi-
ford, Gastonia; L. H. Davis, Oxford.
Returned to Duty. Privates Lee
Weaver, - Durham ; W. J. George,
North Harlowe; G. W. Hoffner, Salis
Director of Child Work.
Mrs. Clarence A. Johnson took up.
the work as director of the child wel
fare division of the state board, of
charities July 1, according to an
nouncement made to Welfare Com-
misioner R. F. Beasley. ' She has been
with the state insurance department
for several months in the fire and ac
cident prevention division. '
Mrs. Johnson-is to spend two months
in New York making a special study
of special welfare work in the school
of social work there and then will
take up her duties in North Carolina
in the interest of the children of the
Maj. Langston Cannot Accept.
It is announced that Major J. D.
Langston, of Goldsboro, finds It 'Im
possible to get release from his duties
in the Judge advocate's division, of
Provost Marshal Crowder's division of
th war department in order that h
may accept -appointment at the hands
of the state tax commission as sui
visor in the third district, (51 the re
valuation of property for taxation un
der the act, of the recent legislature.
For this reason Major Langston noti
fied the- state tax commission that he
cannot accept the appointment as su
pervisor and the committee announces
the appointment of Charles W. John
son, of Burgaw, Pender county, in his
Vacancies for Tar Heels.
Washington. The war department
announced that the following North
Carolina vacancies existed in appoint
ments to the military academy, and
that the regulations providing for sat-
iof fnrv educational certificates in
lieu of mental examinations for ad
mission on' July 10 have been extend
ed to August 1:
Senator Overman, one vacancy; sec
ond and fifth congressional districts.
one vacancy each; eight, ninth and
enth congressional districts, two va
cancies each. ;
ninlav World War Flags.
The flag collection in the NorthCar-
olina Hall of History is one. or the
tnterestine and important of its
many features, comprising the flags of
all the wars, from the Revolution w
the Dresent time. The display of the
flags borne by -North Carolina troops
wm-m War is sdendid, and
111 kuo , ' v - -
these are grouped bv regiments , ip
cases m the Eastern Hail. . f
i hr Bureaus Closed.
a, rarollna is without govern-
mA fn flninr tobs for the return-
ed soldier and war worker as wen as
. ir4ioi nrriers abolishing .the
United States employment, service
. f- . ' x at. - .t.i tiavlnr hAKn re-
througnout me f bw " -
h Jnhn T. Davis, federal di-
rector of labor for South. Carolina.
The. orders were fr-m jonn a.
more, Uhlted States director, and
i,af Ann to the failure of con-
rress to "appropriate necessary funds
the entire service womu
tlnued. : '
-ctriiaon mav visit Ralelgn
after he swings pround the country
on his campaign ior mm i08o
"should he' como here, it will be in
acceptance of ' very urgent Invitation
-."a-a North Carolina Gen-
exiBuueu uj -
eral Assembly in the form of a reso-
- . -. i T ?1a1atnre
lution. At tne . -
. u had been announced
Winston the Pres
w.,ld make a ?.r"
United States as bow
nver there." , -
Triumphs From thy Fashion (Show
To attend one of th fashion shows.
staged by the Fash ion-Art Lengue of
America is to come away, convinced
that Americans might sign up a Decla
ration of Independence in the matter
of fashions without sacrificing nny
thing of beauty or style. They do not
choose to do this and they do not fo'
low slavishly the lead of other lands,
but look to all quarters of the world
for Inspirations. These they adapt to !
suit our needs, and also they create for
themselves such examples of loveliness.
U3 are revealed in the two evening
gowns pictured here. Great American
names are signed to them, and the
gown at the left is one of the triumphs
,of the last fashion show.
This "Papillon" gown has as a foun
dation a green and gold metal cloth
that shimmers through a veiling of
gray tulle. Three full flounces' of tulle
are placed above the bottom of the
skirt and a tunic of tulle Is edged with
a frill of it.. The bodice slopes down
from above the bust line at the front
Into a wide girdle at the back. Here
It gives as much countenance to the
backless gown of-Paris as one may ex
At the time when we have hereto
fore found, "finis" written In the story
of summer millinery we find this year
continued." It seems the powers that
be in the realm of hats have forbidden
tite early execution of summer head
wear and Interdicted the coming5 of
velvet and other wintry looking things
in August. To answer the" demand for
something new for late summer they
have furnished new hats, but they are
all summery and not wintry. Most ol
them are made pf taffeta silk or crepe
georgette In cool combinations of col
or, like navy and white, white and
black, all white'and all pink. The hat
In a delicate shade, like the inside
of a shell is promised a great vogue.
Three unusual .hats for late sum
mer are shown In the group above. The
hat at the upper left of the group has
a very wide,, protecting brim and is
covered: with shell pink georgette
crepe. There, is a "curtain" about th?
brim edge that makes a pretty 4 shadov
for the eyes. Such a hat sheds a pale
glow over the face. For trimming it
boasts a scarf of tuscan - braid lace
draped about the "crown and hanging
over the brim edge. Htw much more
pleasing to look, at in hot 'weather a
hat of this kind is than one of heavier
fetUffS. ...... "" "
The big black hat has always been
a favorite In. midsummer millinery.
The example of !t shown in the pic
ture is ' made of hair-braid with a
fancy edge put on In two rows about
' . L " .. - . -
pect from an American designer. An
overbodice of the tulle covers the
shoulders and forms short sleeves. The
effect of a short, square train is made
of wide green and gold ribbon, bro
caded with a butterfly pattern, that Is
set Into the girdle at each side and
joined at the middle with two . gold
roses. These roses are small and full
bloom, made of a gauze and appear
unexpectedly on the tunic, where it is
draped at the back. They strike the
high note that- finishes off a gorgeous
and beautiful gown.
"Gorgeous" does not fit as a descrip
tion of the gown shown at the right,
but "brilliant" belongs to It. It was
made of black satin, black tulle and
jet by a famous designer, whose brain
seems to be an Inexhaustible picture
gallery of lovely apparel for wonian-
kind: The skirt Is adapted to fall In
about the ankles, revealing them and
the silk-and-satln-clad feet. The black
tulle overbodice has long and full
draped sleeves, a wide girdle of bril
linnt jet embroidery and strands of
jet leads over the shoulders. A long,
generous strand of them falls from the
front of the bodice.
Lurk in Hat Shops
tbe brim and covering the round
crown. It Is sparingly trimmed with
a cluster of glycerined ostrich feath
ers at the back and a tie of ribbon
about the crown.
A bonnet-like shape at the bottom
of the group Is a charming novelty.
This georgette-covered shape has a
facing . that covers half the under
brim In a darker shade than tne stripe
In the hat. In this model the georgette
is a 'white with cross bars of celestial
blue. One would expect a sash of rib
bon on a model as quaint as this, and
it is there ; also a small cluster of
flowers and a wisp of feathers are set
tled complacently, knowing they are
expected, at the front of the shape. '
' Brocaded Ribbon Vests.
The vest for suit wear keeps, its
popularity and its magnificence too.
Gorgeous brocaded materials go Into
these vests that give brightness to the
suit. ; Brocaded ribbon is frequently
used for this purpose, and very lovely
are the wide flowered and brocaded
ribbons that adorn the ribbon coun
ters. ' ''. - . .
Oolman or Cape?
Where, oh,' where is the plain coat oi
yesterday? '..Today if it Isn't a dolmai-
! it is sure to be ti cape.
Oil HIGH TIDE OF PROSPERITY
Another Live Town in Tar Heel State
Is Giving Convincing Evidence of
Onward March of Progress. '
' Zebulon. The high cost ot material
and labor has. not stopped the building
activities of Zebulon. The citizens of
this town are determined that a little
thing like high prices shall not inter
fere with . the town's ; development If
any one has an opinion otherwise just
let him contemplate a list of . buildings
and new enterprises under way here
now. ' .
.They represent " a total investment
in excess of a quarter of a million dol
lars as follows: A tobacco ; re-drying
plant. to cost not .less than $25,000, a
three-story brick store and brick sta
bles by M. C. Chamblee & Sons $40,
000, brick store and residence by R.
J. Whitley $20,000, residence by Pit
man S tell $10,000, two bungalows by
Dr. McDowell $8,000, new cotton mill
$75,000, water and sewerage system by
the town for which bonds have already
been sold for $83,048; two-story-briek
extension to Citizens Drug Company
building, to be used for Masonic hall
and doctors offices $35,000 ; residence
by S. O; Flowers, $4,000. There are
numerous other residences which will
probably be built this year.
Building Big Plant.
FayetteviUe. Actual construction
work on the big wood-working plant
to be built here by the Jackson Broth
ers company, of Maryland, has been
started. Work has been in nrogress
for a day or two on the tract purchas
ed by the lumber company but this
has not been in the "nature of con
struction proper. Blasting was done
recently to remove stumps in. connec
tion with the cutting of a flume to
Blount's creek for the purpose of get
ting sand to be used in construction.
Work on. the building of a railway
switch track to the site of the plant
has begun. Other sidings will be
built in the plant which will furnish
ample facilities for quick handling of
the immense business which is expect
ed to follow in the wake of comple
tion of building operations.1
Conventions At Asheville.
Asheville. No less than ten con
ventions, some of them covering the
entire South, are scheduled to convene
here during the month of July, prov
ing that Asheville is the convention
city of the South and that July is the
convention. month for Asheville.
The first convention is the South
ern Association of College Professors,
meeting from June 30 to July 3; Car
olina Golf Association, July 1 to 5;
Cotton Manufacturers' Association of
North Carolina, July 4; Southern
Newspapers Association, July 7;
American Association of Advertising
Agencies, July 7 and 8; North Carolina
Crushers' Association, July 7; North
Carolina Firemen's Association, July
14, 15 and IS; week of July 21,' South
ern Lawn Tennis Association; July
30, Christian Workers' Conference.
Suit for $10,000. .
Winston-Salem William C. Pitts
filed a complaint in the superior court
against the Southern Public Utilities
company in a damage suit for $10,000.
The plaintiff alleges that he sustained
permanent injuries in 1911, when a
street car ran wild down South Main
street, resulting in injury of several
passengers and the killing of one per
son. Lively Time In Council.
Wilmington. The storm f that has
been brewing in the city council sinco
the recent election and which partial
ly broce when newly elected labor
Councilmen J. P. Wade and C, H. Cur
tis made public the proceedings of an
executive session, broke in full and a
complete overturn of councilmanic de
During, the session, Councilman L.
L. Sheppard so conducted himself for
a time that business was blocked and
finally the. mayor ordered the chief of
police to remove him from the council
manic hall and lock him up unless he
became quiet He was escorted to the
street and council drew up a notice
to the first ward citizens, advising
them to send somebody else to repre
sent them on the council board.
The session was the most exciting
Wilmington's governing body has seen
in many years.
Another Auto Tragedy. x
Asheville. In an automobile aoci
dent about five miles out of this citv
Rex Brown of Asheville, was killed
and his sister, Mrs. C, R. Campbell
and mother (Mrs. Brown were badly
The accident is' said to be the re
sult of feckless and fast driving on
the part of Doc Ray, a public service
driver of this city. ,
Mrs. Campbell and Mra. Brown are
now at a local hospital in a serkrai
condition. Brown died a few minutes
after the wreck. .
Boys Borrow to Buy Cattle.
Charlotte.: County Farm Demon
strator C. E. Miller said the Mer
chants & Farmers National bank will
finance the - purchase by 12 Mecklen-
snrg county boys of 12 pure bred Jer
sey cattle, which th3 boys have agreei
to raise .in accordance with require
ments of state- department of agricul
fi're. The 12 cows will cost more than
fvSOOO. ' . ' 5 , : :.4 .
The plan of securing for the boys
'oans of money to purchase the cattle
as carried o.ut by the agricultura!
mreau of the chamber of commerce.
A UNIQUE PLAN INAUGURATED
- FOR GOVERN M ENT OF GREAT
' CHAIN OF MILLS.
COMPLETE SENATE AtlO HOUSE
Every New Idea, Or Plan Will Ga
Through Regular Governmental .'
Channels From. House, Up.
Durham. : Only two among . the
nearly 4,000 employees -of the Durham
Hosiery Mills voted in the negative
in the balloting that has taken place
during the past week on the question
of industrial democracy, democratical
ly offered, the iosiery workers by J.
S. Carr, Jr., hosiery king of vthe
world. 'This fact became known after
all ballots had been taken, in the lf
mills making up the chain of the biff
It was announced immediately af r
terwarda that the work of organisa
tion under the new plan will start
next week, when meetings of repre
sentatives elected by the employee
will be held. There will be one rep
resentative for every 35 employees.'
It was simultaneously learned that
the meetings have been held' over ua- ;
til next week, on account of a week's
vacation being afforded eveiar em
ployee of the 10 mills. ' The vacation.
it is stated, is not due to a lack of
orders, but instead is an idea of the
president of the company, who be
lieves that every man, woman, boy and
girl 'employed should be given at least
one week out of . the 52 weeks in &
year to rest.
Under the new plan to he inaugurat
ed, the mills will be operated on a
democratic government plan. There
will be a congress. The house of rep
resentatives will be made up of repre
sentatives from ; the employees. The
senate is to be composed of represen
tatives from the superintendents, fore
men and managers of departments-
Executive officers will form the cabi
net and Mr. Carr v?ill be the president.
Every new idea or plan inaugurated
in the operation of the mills will go
through the regular governmental,
channels. The only department lack
ing to make it conform to the govern
ment of the United States will be tke
absence of a judicial body.
Housing Corporation Project.
FayetteviUe. The fdrmatlon of
housing corporation to 'relieve the
scarcity of houses in FayetteviUe waa
considered at a meeting of the mem-,
bers council of the chamber of com
merce. A committee from the coon.--cil
was directed to investigate the
subject in order to determine whether
the situation warrants the organiza
tion. Secretary H. V. D. King urged
the necessity for some such move jo
bring the supply of houses for rental
purposes in FayetteviUe nearer the
Much Paw Paw Siezed.
Charlotte. Sheriff N. W. Wallace
confiscated a carload and a half of
Paw Paw which was- found stored la
the warehouse of the American Brok
erare and Warehouse Com pan v. The
patent medicine will be left there un
til next week, when it probably wiH
be decided in superior court if it is av '
medicine or an intoxicating beverage.
In the event it Is found' to be aiy in
toxicating beverage, it will be poured.
Into the sewer, according to solicitor
M UTil "
ueorge w..wiison. .
New Evening Paper.
Wilson. Wilson is to have a new
afternoon paper. The outfit has been
purchased and all arrangements made
for its establishment It will be is
sued about the middle of September or
just as soon as the contractor finishes
the building in which it will locate.
The paper will be a link i the chain
of newspapers J. L. Mayo is conduct
ing In eastern North Carolina, each
publication bearing the same name,
vix.: The Washington News J The
Greenville News, and The Wilson
An Undecided Question.
Durham. A question undecided
with the West Durham Textile Union,
a new organization recently formed
to take in the people who work in the
cotton mills, is whether or not eo
ployes of tobacco factories will be at,
lowed to , affiliate with the union, -which
is purely textile in its aims
and objects. Some two hundred and
fifty operatives of West .Durham
have joined this new organization.
At the last meeting, Just held, 65 add S-
a a a . , a .
uonai lexuie worKerv were auuea 10
the mmbrshlp. i
Vance Sheriff Reelong.
Henderson. Several candidates are
out for the office of sheriff of Vance
county to succeed Sheriff J. E,. C.
Bell, who resigned after having served
reason ior . reBiguug, aiiupijr requBi-
ing the commissioners to accept it"
immediately. ' ' . -
At. the recent session of superior
"ourt the grand jury returned a true
-ni against Sheriff Bell on a. charge
t gambling. He wur out of . town at
- e time and it was understood - that:
.e was in a northern city. -r-