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B BY KOSHF BUGS
JoV' CAME UNHERALDED,
AND REMAIN wiinvw. .
wELCOME OR INVITATION.
VEILED IN MYSTERY
r interviews an Oldest
Inhabitant wno rtecaua .mu.r ,
Invasion Along About '18.
- .' Raleigh.
rorty million hopping bugs!
Kaleigh, "the capital city, invaded by
t or ova n hostr The visitors
hfl greiii s- -
1 " unheralded and remained with-
ut receiving au iuihuuu w 01.07.
viUioni upon millions of them were
5 be seen aiu&"c nmv i ajr
fTille street, and a billion or two
turned into McDowell for a peep into
the ngnieu " . '
Where tne visitors came irum was
not ascertained.-" Whither they, were
iioiind was HKewise a mystery, me
oldest Citizen l ecaiieu iuai uatfc m xo
n m'milor vialfatfnn wIiIIa
pother said it was a common thing
for these visitors to arop in on nai-
eieh to give it the once orer.
Bill Mcuevui, lu iviusiuii, wuu xa an
authority on bugs, says these hopping
bugs are. matured irora tne green
u : v. v J v.
;l0Ter WOrra. ttuicu ima sutimu SUCU
laTOC recently. Trey came to Kins
ton last week and put things out of
business for a while. Like some city
oiks, they seem to like the country
their youth, but in their maturity
they hit for the towns.
Young Reserves Judgment.
Mr. P. Schenck was here from
Greensboro as special agent for The
Globe and Rutgers Fire Insurance
Company, and conferred with the
State Insurance Commissioner rela
tive to riolations of the North Caro
lina insurance laws by that company.
One of the special violations that
he company promises to explain is the
we of other than the Standard policy
prescribed by the state law. Commis
sioner Young has reserved his judg
ment in the case against the company
to allow time for officials from .the
home office of the company to appear
and present their case fully from their
No Hitch in Webb Matter.
Washington (Special) . Manyy North
Carolinians inquire about the status
of the federal judgeship which Repre
sentative Webb is to hate. There is a
suspicion that a hitch somewhere is
folding it up. But that is not true.
The President is ready to act when
the department of justice completes
the preliminaries required by law.
The Webb nomination is certain
unless something most unexpected
New State Epidemiologist.
Dr. F. M. Register, former physician
t the State Prison, reported to the
State Board of Health and immediate
ly began his new duties as State Epi
demiologist. Dr. Register succeeds
Dr. A. McR. Crouch, who resigned
august 1st to accept the position of
health officer in New Han.over.
"or the last two years. Dr. Register
ha been employed as whole-time
With officer in Northampton county
under the triple arrangement between
Rockefeller foundation, the state
The west central district of North
Carolina countv snnorintttnrtpnta nf
. -.w-- w
Wncatlons comnrialnnr "iinrlntendents
01 20 counties in the western part of
"IB Stat hnM A - tn
Charlotte last week. Following the
duress of welcome and response, sev-
'ral Mrtlnent iarnoatnrio rn Tnttor
connected with education in its vari
es Phases in the state were held.
Governor Rirlrotr -hyynaA a 7trMf
10n frm the governor of Virginia for
Je5 Martin want in -KTnr-fnJtr ooiin.
Virginia, on the charge of stealing
Talk on Pip. M.-i--i
.... ncyiCCX. K
. -.v43C luu utile care in uuhu
s our homes to make them less lia-
to burn and even less to make
eni Safe for nnnelvo. onrl fomllv In
e Of fire. TTnw manw st irlira anv
u . "-w " mail jr ui ua &io au
J"on to this or have our archi
'ects do so"
Thus aid r.rth
j " missoner and fire marshal,
, 101111?. fltroeo a tftmmf iir.wirlA
Uiiv 1 enians appanng ion
IfF. it jjjeuy in an aauress uc-
re the arini
sliaig i ' Limvenuon 01 nre mar
n, -"'uuer OI Asrlrnltiir! W A
vnamKou.: . " A.
of th ; ueen lnrormed by officers
New nft0n convention to be held at
subject f Uctober 13-15 that th
cottoa bi tare".baSKing and ties for
Pics t De one - 01 tne llve
thlrek rJthe convention on which
that ueiern?ination to take action
tteedpd - ,?1Vfi ctton growers much
win i u 18 a subject wnich
ention 0 imPres on the con
hen the subject is Woa-ihed.
Wh.a ..Qe convention will
1 1 V W .
- wun keen interest. .
Salvation Army Pleda
"men" task of home
m the ftftermarr 9 au.
A "'vu UL tUc Wflf
.i0003 ' rieud the;
r'"-"" coming Wintcri an
''v"t oeen issued bv thi
luai, pieages due Sep-
Salvation Army kept faithfully
7 I . m war and stood
test. (IaMimi ti
rw't origaaier a.
Crawford, in charge Of the Salva-
nuf ia we . department of
southeast, with offices in Atlanta
ww ior payment of thM
"And I believe the nAfta , '
scribed to our Home
. iv.xj vrtUJ-
rUna last snrintr mill .ui.
the Salvation Army," he added,
work this full mT,t-
n mici TV 111.
four-fold. The full mint f 6i
WhO Went in vav wni v 1 i
Thousands will need jobs and th.
ing hand of the Salvation Army.
oaivauon Army stood by them
last on the hat tin ltn. t m
desert them now."
Farmers Enter Protest
Washington (Special). North Car.
olina farmers are worked un over th
efforts to reduce the cost of living- by
hitting the tiller of the soil. They are
writing to their congressmen to see
that they are not made the goats. Sen.
ators Simmons and Overman have re
ceived a number of protests, v
On the other hand builders and
manufacturers are urging that some
thing be done to reduce the cost of
materials so that they can continue
in business. The cost of lumber has
advanced to such an extent that it
will be impossible for one to build a
A letteT from, a clothing man pro
tested that it would not be right to
make it illegal to exact more than 33
per cent on clothing. He has heard
a report that the limit would be fixed
at that figure.
Most of the North Carolinians who
write do not want the price fixed on
William J. .Bryan was here. Once
more he denied the story that he is
to be a candidate for the senate from
North Carolina. .
"I am not from North Carolina," he
said. "I have a summer home there,
and a winter home in Florida. I live
State May Take Charge.
When Governor Bickett, who has
been rummaging about in Old Joe
Smith's kingdom. Frisco, Yellowstone
park Reno and the Great Divide, gets
back to North Carolina, he is going
to be advised to invite Buck and Ben
Duke, particularly Buck, down to
North Carolina to find out if those
gentlemen wish to run their street
cars any more.
Whetner tne governor has any such
thought in his head and It is said by
men not hostile to his politics that he
has it is going to be put there by
Democrats weary of what goes on in
Charlotte and Winston-Salem. The
governor lias spoken his mind too
many times on capital and labor to
guarantee silence much longer.
Then. Bickett's counselors say, tne
governor will suggest that if Mr.
Duke's policy is to go back to me
diaeval times, thestate will undertake
to run the lines and. will recognize the
right of union men to organize.
North Carolina Oversubscribes.
Matthew Hale, president of the
hii Smith Atlantic Maritime
corporation and general chairman of
the South Atlantic
Export company, is on a tour of forth
Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia ana
Florida in the interests oi me iaiier
fa-si titration now being formed by tne
business men of the south Atlantic
states for the purpose of " stimulating
trade with Latin America.
tv,o onnrt r.nmnanv. like its sisier
corporation, the South Atlantic Mari
time corporation, is a quasi-public
company controlled by directors rap-
resenting both the stocknomers uu
the four south Atlantic states.
a f rho riffles of Mr. Hale it was
announced that North Carolina had
oversubscribed her snare oi me ur
ganization fund The city of Wilming-
ton alone haa- oversuosuiucu .
. rr snn tw cent. The organi
zation committees m tne iur u.
r.r.a rennrted as actively
rounding up the bankers and other
business men. -
One new Raleigh company and one
for Mount Airy men mcorpui-uu-
11, h Sftp.retary of Stat.
pers w t,on;iiHo(t Company,
Amusement a.-'- - -
R.l.lgh; social club,; ?eil
.. . ..aaa nv.orihed S4.500; aura-
H. Wynne, n. . w,
e'ew' S 5g comply. Mount
Alrr- authorized capital
MOOD- W. S. Wolfe, F. O
Woffe ft oi Mount Alrr; W M
W. wT.ton-Salm. Incorporator,
Of Interest to Toun.,.
t will be an annouui;"- - -utlnUstto
of the Southerr e-;7erritory of
and to many othen s are being
this cnurcn. . '.,TO improve-
formulatea ior 7-" summer as
ments at Mon the open-
sembly 01 tnis u-, aea8on
mr of another cmuw -
5. vnihe In th summer of 1920.
whicbT will be in w ade that
AnnTJnl Retreat associaUon con
theMounUin Rtre notner kot.
fldently expects to erect an
at Mon treat.
POLK COUNTY NEWS,
Among the experimental styles which
have blossomed out for late summer
wear and that hope to survive in fash
ions for winter, there are afternoon and
evening frocks that show much draping
of material about the figure. And so
long as gowns or suits convey to us
that they clothe a supple, youthful and
corsetless figure, they are sure of at
tention. Not that figures are in reality
corsetless, or always youthful. But
these are the things that must be sug
gested if the garment is to prove a suc
cess. The task of conveying the fash
ionable outlines lies with the corset
maker and the dressmaker, who are
very much aided by the softness and
limpness of the fabrics used.
One. of the new draped frocks for
late summer is shown in "the picture
above, made of silk with a satin stripe.
Whether or not it is an import. It has
a French flavor, with Its rather short,
split underskirt and bouffant over-
A small boy, newly arrived at the
dignity of pants, and a little girl in
her new fall coat for school wear, In
vite the' attention of interested moth
ers. These are children in the kin
dergarten stage and they are well
clothed IiLthe simpl and good-lookin?
things that are pictured here.
There is hardly a season which en
ters lacking light woolen coats in
black-and-white checks for girls and
misses. This one, for a little lady of
four years or so, is cut to flare and is
knee length. It has large patch pock
ets, with pointed flaps, that support
handsome buttons, and a shawl cellar
of the checked material. The burtons
are the special pride and glory of this
coat and three of them serve to fas-'
ten it at the front. They are black
with a ring of white, to match them to
the coat -The over collar and straight
-cuffs of white pique which lend so
much ' snowy freshness to this smart
little coat are; of coursej detachable,
so that they may be kept clean, and
several sets of them take their turn
at service while their fellows go to
the tub.1 t
The entire suit worn by the little
lad Is washable. The-waist.and pants
are - designed with an eye to easy
laundering, made of strong cotton ma
terials and put together to last In
I In the Kindergarten Class
iS8W m wPNts -' y - ' ' - - f I
TRYON, KORTH CAROLINA
New and Piquant
urapery. In the underskirt and over
skirt the satin 1 stripe in the fabric
runs horizontally, but in the bodice
and sleeves the stripes are ver
tical. All the ; jnterest in this frock
centers in the Management of the fab
ric, for nothingelse is used. The long
overdress is caught up in two very
deep plaits to form the suggestion of
panniers at the sides and a short tunic
at the back, and it is considerably
lengthened at the left side, where it
ends over the slit in the underskirt.
The quaint . bodice is extended into
a basque and joined to the skirt. A
square neck and elbow sleeves are fin
ished with fullvsoft puffs of the silk.
A lace chemisette with a falling frill
of lace across the front closes the story
of this piquantljf rock which is so un
like its contemporaries. It has ' a
quaint and sprightly, style and many
of the fibre-silk-materials are especial
ly well suited to it, '
clothes tor sui'ajl boys these are the
first essentials after the choice of fab
ric is made. After these matters are
disposed of, design is considered, and
it would be hard to find anything more
engaging than) this snappy little out
fit. The short'ants turn under at the
bottom and fasten with el.astic at the
knee. The plairi blouse is plaited into
a wide belt in which long, vertical but
tonholes are I Worked. It hns long
shoulders tfnd.long sleeves and a regu
lation sailor cbtlar, trimmed with the
usual three rows of braid. There are
two rows on tli e sleeves, and on the
left arm a very grand and impressive
looking insignia.; But the crowning
glory of this siijt as of the little girl's
coat, are the very large . and hand
some buttons that look more than
equal to holding the pants and waist
together. The " belt laces together " at
the left, side, and; a wide silk tie com
pletes the splendor of an outfit which
stows its wearer to be a person of con
siderable consequence in a world of
his own, - " V .i
Hand embroideries are once mor
seen on lingerie gownsi v - ;
wfrr i v- -
RUNG RENT PROFITEERS
Property Will Be Revalued Whosa
Owners Are Proved to be Charging
T An Outrageous Rental
Wilmington. Oity council is plan
ning through its profiteering commit
tee to reopen the tax valuations on
real estate and wherever they find a
property owner, seeking outrageous
rentals, they expect to raise his val
uation accordingly. It is also planned
to look into the rents exacted by sub
letters of property, and where they
discover rooms renting for almost as
much as the whole house costs, they
will slap a special tax on the sublet
ter. It is strongly intimated the city
government is going to make Jordan
a hard road to travel for rent profi
Federal agents are continulrig thair
investigations hera and day by day
assert that Wilmington retail prices
are higher than in any other North
Carolina community so far investigat
ed. As compared with Danville, Va.f
they declare local prices are from
60 to 100 per cent higher and are from
25 to 50 per cent higher than in Ral
eigh, Greensboro, Charlotte and other
North Carolina cities investigated.
Kinston. Sale 'of 75,000,000 to 100,
000,000 feet of timber in Duplin coun
ty by the Deal interests, until recently
operating here, has assured that coun
ty increased railroad facilities.
Parktonj. At a big mass meeting of
the citizens of Parkton and communi
ty including progressive representa
tives of St. Paul, Lumber Bridge and
Hope Mills, a board of trade was or
ganized with 107 members.
Charlotte Representatives of or
ganized labor in Charlotte have form
ed the "Charlotte Labor Executive
Board," a separate and distinct labor
organization, for the announced pur
pose of prosecuting those to blame for
the tragedy at the car barns.
Asheville. The National Tubercu
lar association, in response to an in
vitation extended on the part of the
city officials and others interested
some, time ago, will hold the annual
meeting for 1920 in Asheville, conven
ing here October 2-4 and 25.
Handersonvilla. Hendersonville, by
the beginning of the tourist season
n,xt year, can boast of one of the best
golf courses in the south. Dr. A. C.
Tebeau, treasurer of the Henderson
vllle golf club, reports that the course
Is now about two-thirds completed.
Rad" Springs. One of the largest
crowds aver seen here gathered to
honor Robeson's veterans of three
wars. Broad Ridge, Burnt Island,
Blackankle and Scruffletown, which
make up Robeson county according
to the older inhabitants, were all rep
resented. ' Rockingham. Two murders came
to light with the alleged confession by
W. Foster Parsons, now in Richmond
county jail, that he killed during the
past three weeks two negro jitney
drivers from Hamlet, threw their
bodias in the woods and stole the cars.
Rocky MountFlat refusal was
given the request of the Home Tele
phone and Telegraph Company for an
increase ia telephone rates for this
oity at the meeting of the joint alder-mantic-Chamber
of Commerce commit
tee. Throughout the lengthy session
the government was made the sca'pe
goat and Burleson heralded as its
Morganton. The North Carolina
School for the Deaf was the scene of
a great home-coming reunion of the
former students of that school which
lasted through the rest of the week.
Over 150 were present to partake in
the celebration of the twenty-fifth an
niversary of the opening of the sciooL
Shelby.- The convention of the
Ninth district letter carriers was held
hare with the largest attendance that
has ever been present, there being 45
representatives from the counties of
Mecklenburg, Gaston, Lincoln, Cataw
ba, Burke and Cleveland.
True Bill Found.
Charlotte. John Wilson, whose ar
gument with Chief of Police Walter B.
Orr is alleged to have started the riot
that caused five deaths, was indicted
by the Mecklenburg county grand jury
on the charge of inciting a riot. A
true bill was returned against Wilson
after the facts in the case had been
Wilson is the brother of Clem Wil
son, who was knocked in the head by
a policeman when he crowded the po
liceman "too close."
Feathers Constitute Evidence.
Kinston. George Barwick, of
Falling Rock, is awaiting trial here
on a charge of wrecking furniture
valued at $800 or more in the home of
Helen Smith; Feathers constitute the
strongest evidence against. Mr. Bar
wick, who denies the allegation.
Mr. Barwick is said to have been a
frequent visitor at Helen Smith's
house. The alleged feathers upon his
person wheri he was arrested were not
bed feathers, he declared, but "feath
ers" from brqom straw, in a field of
which he nac been rambling. .
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UST OF EUGIBi.ES
PROSPECT OF SPEEDY ACTION
IN MATTER OF THE WILSON '
CONTEST NARROWED TO THREE
The Office Has Second-Class Rating,
and Carries With It an Attractive
Salary for Its Incumbent
Washington, D. C. (Special.) Alter
a lapse of many months, the postofffce
department furnished Representative
Claude Kitchin with the list of eli
gibles for appointments as postmaster
at Wilson. The vacancy being creat
ed by the resignation of S. W. Smith,
who wil devote his entire time to pri
vate interests. James - drift in heads
the eligible list, according to the rat
ing of the civil service commission,
having stood the best examination.
Robert H. Fulghura and O. P. Dick-
In son, in the order named, are the
other two candidates whose names
appear on the eligible list announced
by the postoffice department' The
Wilson office has a second-class rat
ing and carries with it an attractive
salary for the postmaster.
Wilmington. George F. Cochran,
for he past two years managing edi
tor of the Morning Star, has retired
for the time being from the newspa
per game. I
Winston-Salem. Mrs. R. J. Rey
nolds announces that the plan for the
new school building to be erected at
Reynolds as a memorial to her hus
band, have been completed and the
work on It will begin at an early date.
Wilmington An aerial ferry to con
nect the Wilmington and Brunswick
sides of the Cape Fear iver is the
latest suggestion to the New Hanover
county commissioners to solve the
transportation problem across tbaj
Boone. Two new banks opened for
business m Boone. The People Bank
ft Trust Company and the Bank of
Boone, the former with a paid in cap
ital of 20,000; the latter the capital
stock not yet announced .
Gi eensboro. Thomas Hard man, of
Winston-Salem, manager of the em
ployment agencies for former serviea
men in this district, is here for. a
conference with local officials rela
tive to the future status of the agency
here. There is some likelihood that
the office will be discontinued. -
Spencer. Mayor Robert J. Good
fs authority for the statement that a
proposition has been made by the
town of Spencer to furnish the nec
essary stone and let tne Rowan coun
ty commissioners do the work in
building an asphalt road from the
Salisbury imlts through to the eastern
boundary of Spencer.
1 Winston-&alem. Labor day was" al
most unanimously observed in Wins
ton Salem, all of the manufacturing
plants and most of the stores being
closed. The parade in the morning
was more than a mile in length and
most of the union men wore overalls.
It was estimated that the crowd num
bered 6,000 or more.
Fayetteville. In obedience to an or
der issued by Judge T. H Calvert in
superior court here, .as the result of a
settlement by agreement, no mora
'jazz" dances will be held in the hall
of the Pemberton building, rented by
the Moose Club, until such' times of
season as to admit of the windows of
the hall being closed so as not, to dis
turb the patients of the Cumberland
general hospital nearby.
Durham Masonic Temple.
Durham. Durham is to have a Ma
sonic Temple one of the handsom
est in the South. Arrangements for
financing the proposed new building
have been completed by the finance
committee recently appointed for this
purpose. The canvass among tha
members of the order here assures the
erection of this new addition to Dur
ham's growth and the report of tha
committee to the lodge is a most sat
isfactory one. The building will be
located on the 'corner of . Main and
Roxboro streets. ' ,
Ferry for Wilmington.
Wilmington. The New 'Hanover
county commissioners " will open bida
for the construction of a large ferry
boat to ply between Wilmington and
the Brunswick side of the Cape Fear.
Plans for the craft have been drawn
by Kindlnnd and Drake, -prominent
marine engineers of New York. A
number of contractors and shipbuild
ers,, have requested the specifications
and many bids are expected." '
.The commissioners estimate' the cost
the craft at about 240,000. It would
s constructed of wood. - .