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OUTLOOK IS PROMISING
NEARLY EVERY SECTION
OF THE STATE.
FACTS AND NOT GUESS WORK
's new valua-
w i. im I rixi I1A- .
,ct.H Production of Com li
J3 989,000 Bushes, vamea
' Around $2.00 Per Bushel.
The scarcity and indifference of our
Lor has reduced the acreage and in-
Pd tenantry, me seasons nave
U been favorable- lor tne nest enects
(commercial fertilizers, due to ex-
U moisture or drought and to cool
m ; i i
Jenperatures.. inere 1S a &uou cuance
,t especially after the ram occurring
"most counties aDout me ume or
kig report. The cultivation nas Deen
Wed by tne dry weatner 3 per
nt chopped weea averagea nine
Ues high, flow about 15, .
Although farm labor Is short and
efficient, most sections oi xsortn
trolina have crop outlooks that are
9ry encouraging, uotton snows a
Udition foremost amoDg the cotton
itates. The wheat condition, . how
jrer,' has tumbled considerably during
une. Corn has a very bright pros-
lect with an increased acreage. Oats
Jre good and the sweet potato crop.
romises well. Thus prospect is espe
cially favorable when compared with
fther southern states where axcessive
kins, the boll weevil and labor ccndi-
fions seem to be much more trying
Ln In the "Tar Heel" state.
This is the information based on
uly 1st conditions just Issued by the
Operative Crop Reporting service,
hich secures the official crop esti
mates for both the United States and
state departments of agricultuie un-
!er the supervision of Frank Parke
leld agent. The estimates are not
lade merely by "guessing," but are
ksed on hundreds of reports from re-
Sable reporters located over the state
proportion to the agricultural Im-
iortance pf counties. .
The North Carolina corn crop shows
increase of two per cent acreage
last year's, with a condition o!
pet cent of normal. The coastal
d mountain counties show the best
mditlons,. the piedmont Jelt being 10
r cent poorer in condition than the
tremes. The forecasted production
3,989,000 bushels valued at $1.95
The wheat crop has steadily fallen
jO per cent during May and June or
om a condition of 95 to the present
rospect of only 7G per cent. Last
ear's crop, which had identically the
faic uuuuiuon aroDDea to 7z ner
pt, later proving to be even poorer.
per cent of last year's crop re
pining on forms is. five per cent. The
pecasted production for the state is
,000 bushels valued at S2.41 ner
"My dear Mr. Average Citizen?
"An inffmi ' . .
vm, rJXr uatance with
, -vvumu6 over a number
virreufrV I know that
I wlff -- n t you despise
equare aeal. The posses
sion by you; of the cardinal virtue"
maks North Carolina a truir
Forthe first time in the history of
hav if i Cn' " rtTCiaee citizen,
u , weT to write the full
truth and perfect equality in the tax
books of the stat v -u
ua State' You have never
TV . u upon t0 d0 this before
ndeed you have never been perming
ta ao tnis before. But now the Gen-
v - ASSemDiy nas enacted a law-that
Places thn maHa. ii .
Z?.'"V- ureiy m your
Aue flew tax law is written on
correct principles. The machinery
cuiorcement is adequate and
"Now, Mr. Xyerage Citizen, you will
receive a questionnaire and will be
called upon to swear before God and
to all your fellow-citizens what is the
fair market value of your property
"Fhe answer to these questions will
point with reasonable accuracy to the
fair market value you must write
down in your questionnaire, else -you
will cease to be Mr. Averaee Citiron
and become Mr. Undesirable Citizen.
When you, Mr. Average Citizen, tell
the truth about your ProDertv. it win
do no good for your neighbor. Mr. Tin.
desirable Citizen, to'tell a lie about his
property, because when the books
show truly what the property of, Mr.
Average Citizen is worth, this evidence
viH clearly and conclusively show
wnat the property of Mr. Undesirable
Citizen is worth. t
When all the property in the state
shall be placed on the books at its
fair market value, many benefits will
accrue to you, Mr. Average Citizen.
1. You will have the great satisfac
tion of knowing that the record writ
ten by all the people of the state is a
true record and not a libel on the
commonwealth. This knpwledge will
wonderfully strengthen the moral fiber
of our people.
2. You wiirknow that every dis
crimination In taxation is wiped out,
and that every citiien is carrying his
fair part of the burden.
3. As the values go up the rate of
taxation will go down, and hereafter
North Carolina will be known far and
l j ... , . ... L
wine as a weaitny state witn a low
rate of taxation instead of a poor state
with a high rate of taxation.
4. . The General Assembly has made
a pledge not to collect, under the pro
posed true valuation of property, reve
nues greater than ten per cent in ex
cess of the revenues collected under
the present false values. This means
that the total revenues collected by
the state shall not be greater than
ten per cent in excess of the total
revenues collected under the present
law. This most emphatically does not
mean that no particular citizen will
have to pay taxes in excess of ten
pr cent of the amount he has here
tofore paid. A particular citizen may
pay less taxes than he has ever paid
before. He may pay double what he
has heretofore paid. This depends on
whether or not he has heretofore paid
his fair share of the taxes according
t j his true worth. If he has paid more
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BArr is pot on pool rooms
Board of Commissioners of the City of
Asheville Pass Resolutions Not to
License Doubtful Game.
Asheville. After petitions with the
names Qf over 5,000 residents of the
city, an over 21 years of age, had
been presented to them and a heated
aiscusslon lasting for nearly three
iours had takn place the city com
missioners reiused to allow tht ee.
Greeks and a negro to open pool rooms
m the city of Asheville and passed a
resolution agreeing to allow no pooi
rooms to open during their four year
administration. The meeting at which
the question was taken up had many
representative residents of the city
attending. Some of the most promi
nent people of the city spoke against
the pool rooms and an Asheville law
yer, representing the, would-be-opera
tors or the pool rooms spoke for one
hour and a half in behalf of the "dens
of vice," as one of the opponents call
ed tne pool rooms. The vote by the
commissioners to allow no pool rooms
to open was greeted with applause
and many hand shakes.
BLUEPRINTS FOR EXTENSIVE
BUILDING PROGRAM TO BE
- MADE IN A FEW DAYS.
FUNDS AVAILABLE $ 3 2 5.0 QQ
At Least Three Bia Dormitnri Am
To Be Erected Shortly, and Plant
Will be Greatly Enlarged
The long underslip of satin or fou
lard, used as a foundation for after
noon or evening dresses has proved
a wonderful help in the summer ward
robe. The same slip serves for wear
with long blouses, and the very popu
lar smocks that just now hold the
center of fashion's stage, as weir as
for the original and special overdress
cnat caused It to be made. Dresses
made with an underslip with various
kinds of overdress are not ontrivnlpri
by any others for Hffprn
bometimes the underslip is plain, with
overdress in a figured fabric and some
times this order is reversed, as in th
afternoon gown at the left of the-two
Foulard and georgette make the
most popular of nil combinations for
dresses of this kind. Here they ap
pear in a long underslip of fiimrprt
foulard with bodice and overskirt of
plain georgette, laid in box plaits and
with a border of foulard about th
bottom of the overdress. The georg
ette provides the sIppVpc
. -w ww 0 - V UUU
collar, but foulard accounts for the
cuffs. There is a lace- collar nicn nH
iace appears in the sleeves. Evidently
the plain neck Is pajsislng and few will
regret it for the plain neck finish Is not
A later arrival irftyles for after
noon frocks is sho at the right of
tne picture and it foreshadows some
thing' new for falLr This is a gown
made of shot taffeta? silk, and It sug
gests the "bustle dress" of two or
three years ago. One material and
PlPVPriv m n crcsA lrannin t nws
tne means at hand ' with which, the
designer has succeeded In making an
Interesting and very pleasing dress.
Bunchy drapery is caught at the right
side below the hip, with ribbon In long
loops and ends. Frills of lace set off
the neck and makfef a pretty chemi
sette, adding their daintiness to the
sleeves. This mode J-modified a little
and made up In light-colored silks.
makes a lovely evening dress. One of
these In blue taffeta ; shot with gray,
has the silk draped 4t-both sides of the
skirt, a slip-over boie (with Chinese
collar) that extend below the waist
line In front and forms a sash. This
is tied in a buoyant bow at the back.
Ernest Hunter. Freed.
Charlotte. Solicitor George W. Wil
son ordered the release from prison of
Ernest Hunter, the negro who has
been held oh a charge of slaying Harry
h. Montgomery while motoring with
Miss Lorraine Owen on a byroad be
tween Myers Park and Dilworth on
the night of May 23. Hunter was
given his freedom at once.
Despite investigations and counter-
investigations by the police, the sher
iff . the coroner, the grand Jury and
private detectives, the Montgomery
murder case now stands exactly as it
did on the night of the killing prior
to the arrest of the negro the follow
ing morning. The mystery enshroud
ing the crime is as deep today as it
was when Miss Owen in a 'hysterical
condition spread the alarm that her
fiance had been slain by a negro at a
lonely spot which was later found to
be within a few hundred yards of her
In ordering the release of Hunter,
Solicitor Wilson announced that two
grand juries had been unable to se-
sure sufficient evidence against the
negro to nna a true Din, and that a
review of the evidence showed it to
Kinston. Blueprints for an exten
sive building program at the Caswell
Training School are' to be made dux- "
ing the next few days. Funds avail-
''able from the State and insurance am
burned buildings give the institution
approximately $325,000 for construc
tion and reconstruction, it is said t
the school. Two dormitories were
burned in fire of incendiarv
last winter, when pyromania seized a
number of feeble minded bovs and
girls there. At least three big dormi
tories are to be erected shortly. Tbv
plant will be con-iderably larger than
before. Approximately 200 children
have been cared for at the school in
Raleigh The Bakersville MiHimr.
Light and Power company, of Bakers
ville, is chartered with $25,000 canital
authorized and $10,000 subscribed fcr
rv. l. league, (J. G. Ellis and othera.
Durham. -Albert Lampson. the con
struction worker arrested in this city
on a white slavery charge, was releas
ed on $1,000 bond furnished by his
employers. The girl in the case. Bet-
tie Harris, has also been released.
Monroe. Indications of the pres
ence of a high grade of copper ore
was found at a depth of 100 feet ia
the course of drilling a well on the
farm of W. L. Hemby recently.
cording to word received here.
The Last Arrivals in Blouses
On June 1st the tobacco prospect
r exceptionally good, as there was
toe stand and erood color with i
mi increase in acreage estimated i than his fair share the increase as to
Lim will be less than ten per cent: if
wieen per cent greater than last
ear- The present condition, hnw-
F. has fallen to eighty per cent and
uTOs would be lower excentir-
Sr the timely rainfall occurring
wow Central and Eastern Carolina
e mght of the 6th, which has re-
in much hon..f Ttr....
n have stunted woaH -
Li w " VA 14X2 11 FT lr
r cooi weather. Th
e United State
' a'U0n 86.7 DPr ronf a u .
k . ' Production 2,815,130 bush.
; W.76. Prodnrtl
lS. Whpat onmlfklAn OA
'J Production fain i.iRa.ft73.ofin
00SnJ,bacco Paction 1,453,
w Pounds. Condition 84 per cent.
?tuMarsbal J- p- ste11 arrested
&la w, wen Known wnite
FHalPiV1VeS about sIx miles south
Kin, Jn chares of retailing, re-
Mer I"" , JUCeannC whiskey. Whit-
l0ni in 4v y 1 miaaie age, gave
sed sum of -tt00 and was
efore TTPedlDg Preliminary hearing
laleieh I away "om home, U
tho . uuiuers waitea un-
I fltm to return
'V" be Shown.
Potato, ctton association
ed T l banner is in
HtoL W much cotton is
'eataSon Pr(lucd d"ing the cur
aanacturi also what il costs to
0nfric, cotton in staple cot
g!ng I3 these fabrics are
T Prolucer of ,market- Obviously
vPric tor hi. Cotton snould et
Wee !.Coton Proportioned to
mm f. a tne manufacturer is
klnm.1.? Cotton goods, -after
fact,,; aUowan tor the cost of
he has paid less than his fair share,
the increase as to him will be more
than ten per cent
You, Mr. Average Citizen, will at
once "perceive the essential justice in
thus equalizing the public burden. I
call on you to lend your vigorous sup
port, first, by example, and then by
precept, to this attempt by the Gen
eral Assembly to build up a taxation
system in North Caiolina grounded on
perfect truth and perfect justice. By
so doing you will belp to practically
demonstrate that it is profitable in
rmoney and , in morals to a people as
well as to an individual to tell the
truth and shame the devil.
T. W. BICKETT."
$100,000 Damage Suit.
Raleigh. Raleigh court circles are
expecting a most interesting- and
hard-fought trial when the damage
suit of Bishop John P. Tyler, of North
Dakota, ,vs. the Carolina Power and
Light company, comes up for trial.
This is a suit for $100,000 for the in
juries sustained by Bishop Tyler's
young daughter, Miss Ada Tyler, in a
street car-automobile collision, June
9. The condition of the young woman,
both mental and plrysical, is said to be
pitiable as the result of the crushing
of her skull.
State Textile School.
The textile school of the North Car
olina State College for the sixth time
wins the gold medal which is given
as the highest award for excellence of
work. This is the only school south
of Washington that has been awarded
the medal and it is a matter of pride
to know that the awarding has been
six times in succession. The medal is
awarded by the National Association
of Cotton Manufacturers, which is the
largest association of its kind in Amer
ica. Equipment costing $15 000 is now
being installed & the .textile building.
Marries Her Chauffeur.
Elizabeth City. The marriage of
Mrs. I. N. Loftin,-widow of the late
Rev. I. N. Loftin, a prominent Baptist
minister of this state, to Mr. Rufus
Parsons, her young music pupil and
chauffeur, created a sensation here.
Mr. Parsons bought the license here,
then went to Camden to be married,
only to find that they must return to
this county, so bringing the preacher
along they returned across the line
and were mar-ried just this side of the
river. The ceremony was performed
by Rev. M. P. Sarrill, of Belcross.
Washington, (Special.) The North
Carolinians divided upon the daylight
saving veto message. Representatives
Webb, Weaver and Robinson support
ed the President and Representatives
Kitchm, Brinson, Pou, Stedman.1 God
win, and Doughton opposed him.
Winston-Salem. Miss Louise Hol
land, a young lady who ran over An
drew Loggins, a nine year old boy,
here, causing almost instant death.
was given a hearing in the municipal
court and after hearine the evidence-
Judge Vogler declared the accident
unavoidable and dismissed the indict
The latest arrivals in blouses are not
different from those "that came early
In the season, except in inconspicuous
details of making or trimming. There
is no good reason why designers
should I run after strange gods as
long as there Is an insistent de
mand for the styles now In vogue or
until some change in skirts opens the
way for a change in blouses. What
women are most concerned In is
knowledge of the merits of materials
used In blouses and of the most prac
tical and becoming styles for various
The most durable and at the same
time dainty blouses for dally wear are
mado of fine cotton voile. It does not
seem possible that so sheer and fine a
fabric could have such powers of re
sistance to wear and tubbing, but the
fact remains that It will outlast any
oher. When made up with strong
cluny or fillet, or hand-crochet laces,
one may depend upon a voile blouse
for two years' wear, some times more.
Tatting makes as fine a finish as the
most fastidious taste can ask for
blouses made of voile or other cottons.
Batiste Is a softer material than
voile and gives good service. It Is not
expected to last as long, and the
finer lingerie laces, val, cluny and fillet
tire used with It. It is a beautiful
oftckground lor hand . embroidery so
that very fine blouses are made by
hand of It and rank With the best of
silk blouses. The haid-made blouses
are expensive, the . time required to
make them being the chief item in
their cost. Women wi( ar expert with
the needle can makje :' them for them
selves and In this way own waists
that are far out of teach of the aver
age pocketbook. f' '
In silks, crepe georgette, crepe de
chine, pongee and Jslik shirtings are
all dependable If carefully laundered,
and crepe georgette,! most fragile look
ing of all, will wearfas long as any of
them. It Is of all silks the most popu
lar for blouses. One - of the two
blouses pictured is (made entirely of
it and the ether la fa a combination of
georgetteand crepele chine. In the
latter, shown at the! Jeft of the pic
ture, a skeleton waist of crepe de
chine is slipped oveij a blouse of geor
gette. Edges are finished with piping.
This makes a "V" of georgette at the
front which is embroidered with silk.
The blouse at thepright reflects the
Chinese inspiration and is handsomely
ornamented with soutache braid sewed
"on edge." The shoft, looped-over gir
dle at each side Is made of the crepe.
Salisbury's Enterprise. ,
Salisbury. A new enterprise for
Salisbury is the Teddy Manufacturing
Company, which will make men's work
shirts and which will begin operation
within a few days, starting with 50
The executive committee of the Wo
man's Missionary society of the North
Carolina synod of the Lutheran
church met in Salisbury and complet
ed arrangements and program for the
annual meeting of the women, which
will be held at Organ church, August
Asheville. The annual conference
of the Southern Epworth leagu
opened Tuesday night at Lake Juna-
liska with a large attendance and will
continue for one week, durine which
time many oi the most prominent
leaders- of the league work will speak
to the delegates attending the conven.
Shelby. On account of strone on-
positidn to a bond issue for a county
memorial hospital, those favoring tha
erection of an institution as a memor
ial to Cleveland county's soldiers et
the recent war and for the care of pa
tients, asked the county commission
ers in special session to call off tha
election, which was done.
Division of Large Estate.
Winston-Salem.-Frank Miller, who
died here two weeks ago, left an es
tate valued at $600,000, or more.
"The two sons of the deceased, Frank
W. and A. Clinton Miller, ' together
with the Wachovia Bank and Trust
company, are named as executors of
With the exception of bequests to
his sisters of $1,000 each, the remain
der of the estate will be divided be
tween son named above and one
daughter, Mrs. R. S. Galloway, wife
of Winston-Salem's postmaster.
Greensboro. T. R. Poole, a younjr
white man, employed as engineer at
the Guilford hotel, was electrocuted
while working on the motor which
operates the passenger elevator. The?
machinery had gone wrong in soma
way -and he was investigating tha
cause, when it is thought he accident
ally touched a live connection.
Near Fatal Accident.
Winston-Salem. A fatal accident
was narrowly averted when Capt.
John Holmes, of the local fire depart
ment, who was in Chief Nissen's car
enroute toa small fire in the western
part of the city, crashed into the new
car driven by A L. Butner, manager
of the Forsyth Roller mills, who was
crossing Liberty street on Second
The latter's machine was practically
demolished, though its owner escaped
with bruises1. Captain Holmes was
taken to a hospital suffering from
cuts from the broken wind shield.
. New Road Planned.
Asheville. In keeping with the
iplendid progress that western North
Carolina is making in the good roads
program under the plan of govern
ment aid it is expected that a contract
will be let soon for completion of the
Asheville-Black Mountain highway.
This road has a. hard surface Jtor a
part of the distance, but the new pro
gram calls rar concrete .tne ... enure
way. This is the road leading out of
this city and across the Blue Ridge
nountains, connecting , the west with
he eastern part of the state.
Fayetteville. Fayetteville municinal
authorities are planning the early is
sue of $250,000 of bonds for street
water, light and sewerage improve
ment. From1 $150,000 to $200,000 of
this amount will be expended on street
paving and improvements; $40,000 on
water, light and sewerage systems of
the city, and $10,000 on bridges, said
Mayor John Underwood.
Merchants Mutual Company.
Statesville. The Merchants Mutual
Fire Insurance Company of North
Carolina, organized by the North Car
olina Merchants Association for the
benefit of its members, has begun bus
iness. J Paul Leonard, the secretary,
of the new company, returned from
Raleigh, where he delivered in person
the $25,000 guaranty fund of the com
pany to the State Insurance Depart
ment, and secured the State license
for the company. The company -will
confine its activities to North Caro
Drastic Measures to Stop Speeding.
Asheville. -Asheville officers ara
waging a heavy war on- reckless
drivers and speeders of the city -who
still insist on driving over the $1,000
000 roads of Buncmobe county: in a
dangerous manner. Roy Parker is m.
good example of the stringent meas
ures which are being dealt out to the
dangerous drivers. He was fined $50
and lost his driver's license for a pes
iod of four years because he was tha
cause of a wreck 'by his ' speeding.
Other drivers are being- fined v ax&f
dealt with in the same manner.'