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sTATE FOR MATERIAL,
ral Assembly Appropriated Mwv
for Collection ana riMsnaimn
of These Invaluable Records.
North Carolina Historical Com-
. racciTiP' the entire state.
lesion is wu'o
Pa . ... ,i;oriP niotures. newsna-
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f nature that throw light on North
FJL in the World War. R. B.
I1 e Collector of Var Records for
Historical Commission, is con
cting this canvass by going to the
1 of such official records' as
Lrd reports, etc., by" organizing
i,,nfper commiuees iu assist uuu m
various counties, and by going
jim'self from commuuuy to cuuimua
L all over the state.
These materials canvassed for,
Uluable as tney aic, wm
unless iney are siuieu wubib
C rats and other destroying agen-
Ls cannot get at them. Practically
L only safe depository for sucbj
ijings is the fireproof Hall of History
Realizing tne necessity ot preserv-
. -nl.iohla raonrilci tVia loaf
.. !i - M
Ueral assembly appropriated money
r 11.. -,nrir and directed the hiatorl-
OT me wuin.,
cal commission not only to collect all
lata possible about North Carolina in.
tie World War, but to prepare a com
plete history of the -state's life in that
Ventral Traffic Committee.
The traffic committee of the Raleigh
chamber of commerce congratulating
tie chambers of commerce of North
Carolina" on their part in' the freight
rate fight just terminated in favor of
North Carolina shippers, suggests the
seed of a central organization in or
der that these shippers may avail
iiemselves of the advantages offered
the decision. .
It New Naval Division.
By cutting off the southern end of
th eastern naval division and the
northern end of the southern division.
t new naral division the southeast-
em with headquarters in Atlanta, and
5n charge of Commander Roper, has
been formed. v ,
This division contains the states of
North and South Carolina, Tennes
see, Georgia and Alabama.
New Organization Chartered.
The Sons and Daughters and Amer
ican Liberty, a fraternal, patriotic and
beaeficient organization to be form
ed, with headquarters in Charlotte,
has been chartered by. Secretary J.
Bryan Grimes, with the approval of
Insurance Commissioner James R.
Young, the charter members compris
iaj. a number of the , leading citizens
Penalty for Hazing.
Investigation into hazing at ther
forth Carolina State College of-' Agri
culture and Engineering, recently,
tien Congressman R. A. Doughton's
801 was among the freshmen hazed
as followed bythe dismissal of three
sophomores, M. KaJ-.s of Golsbord,
klph Query of Rich&ond Va., and J.
A-Stewman of Lancaster, S. C.
Decrease in -Tuberculosis.
A decrease: of amroximately fifteen
50r Cent in ttlo-nnmW rf doatha failS-
by tuberculosis 4n North Carolina
flBrmE the past four y?r? is shown in
res tahiilntod at o, Qtato Sana-
toum for the treatmentLof this dis
"The total nnmhpr nf deaths from
a's cause in the state fnr the vear
1815 was 5 71 n t ioiq -rti1
' ul I XLX A. J A. iJ bUC w..
Jmber had bi&n reauced to 3,160, a
Suality in Law.
A concurring opinion In the case
J State v. O'Higgins, from Cumber-
in which the supreme court
no error, gare Chief Justice
!ter Clark n V,or,a oltaolr the
visions of the North Carolina law
Prohibiting- conviction of a man
lrged with eloping with a married
Qian uoon tho cnnArt toatr.
of the woman.
The nnin, . . an. Ain j
, was one 01 nneen. mcu
p vuun, several of which were
l0cal interest. The opinion was
"ten by Associate Justice' Brown.
Work ki -
J Torty-three counties in the state
. cial health -work is being done
Vg th coIored People by the ex
, -ion department of the bureau of
my T 0f the state board of
Harf 0"I)eratmg with the state
Itajne tnt f education- Community
6 been organized in these
H eS' and the total membership
uIXcess of twenty thousand.
laie . ! in these community leagues
V edge1 approximately $8,000 as
M ??ta of e Red Cross Chrlst-
governor Backs Nation..
. I firmly, of the opinion that the
backbone Pf the national defense will
to wake the guara or, mis state sec
ond : to . none," , said Governor Beckett
officers and enlisted men of the n
them for. cooperation in the reorgi
ization of the guard in this state.
'I?eigovernor expressed the regret
that it is impossible at this time to
appoint and enlist r all the splendid of
ficers and men who served with dis
tinction and credit in the world war,
that all will
be called upon to undertake the or
ganization of addtional units next
year. , - r... -
Twelve of the companies of the
First infantry, North Carolina nation
al guard, are now being organized!
Major Gordon Smith, assistant adju
tant general, who is directing the re
organization of the National Guard,
expects the - forces allotted to : North
Carolina for the fiscal year to1 be com
pletely' organized by January, 1920.
Freight Reduction Granted.
Raleigh had a "mild-sized jubilation
over the winning of the freight rate
discrimination contest before the In
terstate Commerce commission, an
investigation which began here before
Commissioner J. B. Eastman in the
spring and was concluded in Washing
ton. The fight then was for the Virginia
differential. Over the long distance
telephone J. H. Fishback, represent
ing the North Carolina cities and
chambers of commerce, announced
that North Carolina places like Ral
eigh, Greensboro and Goldsboro, will
get a reduction of 20 cents on that
differential. Had the state collected
18 cents it would have been glorious
ly happy, it gets more than it ex
pected. Of course this is a separate issue
from that presented September 15,
when North Carolina protested raising
the rates to make up a deficit created
by the discriminations in favor of
Virginia. The business men of the
state expect to win that, too.1
Sheep Industry Booming.
George Evans, sheep exteusion
worker of the agricultural extension
service, has just returned from a trip
to the farms of pure bred heep
breeders in different sections of thei
county where he purchased 140 grade
ewes and 40 pure bred rams and ewes
at prices ranging from $50 to $100
This is one of the largest orders
for, sheep that has ever been placed
by North Carolina farmers at any
one time. Mr. Evans had orders for
several more, but, because of , the
great demand for better sheep by far
mers all over the county, he was una
ble to secure the animals desired at
the prices which he was commissioned
Large Tobacco Yield.
That 'there is still a big tobacco
yield in. North Carolina, notwithstand
ing the great shortage in condition of
the crop, is evident from the leaf to
bacco warehouse sales reports which
showed 79,220,071 pounds were report
ed sold by 164 warehouses.
The 20 that did not report are es
timated to have sold 8,285,000 pounds,
making a total of 87,505,071 pounds of
first-hand or producers' sales. This is
much the same as the reports show
ed for last year.
To Award Rhodes Scholarship.
The Rhodes scholarship for North
Carolina will be awarded October 30,
according to an announcement made
by President H. W. Chase, of the Uni
versity of North Carolina.
Twelve applications ,. have already,
been made for this scholarship, which
is the largest number of any one
year, and from the number of in
quiries, President Chase said, there is
a greater amount of interest among
the colleges of the state than there
has ever been before.
North Carolina's post-war recon
struction program, got under way when
Governor Bickett called the state re
construction commission to meet here
October 28 and forwarded to the
members a tentative program of work
for their consideration.
Legion Convention October 30.
The state convention of the Ameri
can Legion, scheduled for October 24
and 25, during fair week, has been
postponed until October 30, in order
to relieve the delegates of the neces
sity of having to secure lodging in
the city during the congestion inci
dent to the state far crowds. By post
poning the meeting until the latei
date the necessity for a two days
session is also eliminated. The firs!
session will probably be held in the
afternoon of October 3 and the-business
concluded at a night session.
Debt to North Carolina.
It is estimated that the war de
nartment at Washington is due North
CarSmT citizens : boutf - $76.000 7 WI
ance on account of administering th
selective draft and J: Frank MheH;
who was disbursing agent for the
government in this worlds lvmr
for Washington in a few days , to per
sonally investigate the situation j
that all accounts and vouchers we-
and sent to
May and the government checks
payment of the ..claims are far o
An almost endless number of styles,
with none of them dominant as yet,
characterize the display of millinery
and gowns this season. The powers
that be in the production of them mu:t
have agreed to disagree, for every de
signer appears to have operated in
dependently of the others in a meas
ure. In fabrics they are of one mind,
but in costumes, we have widely vary
ing silhouettes the straight and slim
from one source, thd draped figure
from another, wtoe hip and crinoline
effects from several.' Skirts and
sleeves from some authoritative houses
persist in being very short both are
lengthene& by others, and bodices re
veal a disparity more striking than
any other, going from very low necks
to collars so high that they reach the
ears. . There is a lack of coherence
in the modes, but in the wide variety
offered certainly every type of face
and figure can be suited.
Among the styles that have been
received with enthusiasm by discrim
inating judges of good millinery there
are many medium-sized hats. A group
of four, shown above, presents widely
different types, each of them having
scored a success. Whatever may
be the difference of opinion about
shapes, designers are agreed upon the
use of rich materials, and the fur
hats that constitute this group are fine
examples of the mode.
The hat at the top has a moderate
ly wide brim and represents the wide
brimmed class that includes many pic
turesque models that are very wide.
This hat is of panne velvet faced with
Suits Differ in
In suits, as in frocks and hats, there
is a Considerable variety in styles to
choose from this season. But these
differences are not very apparent un
til one has given suits a more than
casual study; they He in small de
tails of design. At the beginning of
the season suits presented coats both
short and long, but the longer coats
have persisted and are accepted.
Skirts are wider and have gradually
grown a little shorter than in the
early models. A happy niedlum is al
ways a safer choice in street clothes,
but the item of becomingness is more
important than any other and there is
a suit for every figure this season.
Women Vhould find themselves more
becomingly clothed than in seasons
where styles are less varied; at pres
ent there is every chance to suit in
dividual tast?. '7 .
Two of the plainer suits, ore Illus
trated above. At the left the model
is one of those that refuses to dis
oense with a vest in a 7 contrasting
color; that had such a vogue during
the summer. But It shows a coat much
lengthened ami a . skirt - comfortably
wide. Its collar and fastening are dis
tinctly of the new season, where col
lars are uniformly, snug and cozy look
ing and either of fur or cloth. Its
plain velvet, and is trimmed with a
wreath of ostrich plumes ending in
a short, droopy plume. . Ostrich, curled
and uncurled, Is with us again in
plumes big and little, long and short.
It returns from a banishment that
lasted . several seasons, f . '
Velvet and 'long napped beaver
make the pretty hat "with big, soft
crown, at the left of the group. An
embroidered pattern at the right side
of the crown and a sash of narrow silk
and gold ribbon around It are all that
it needs for trimming.
The hat at the right is one of the
smartest for a matron. It is rather
intricate as to brim, and has a light
draped crown all of velvet. A rib
bon is tied about the crown, ending
in a bow at the front in a manner so
simple and so artful that it bespeaks
the hand of an artist. Three tall,
glycerined ostrich plumes are mounted
at the back.
The last hat recalls the Napoleon
shape and employs velvet in two col
ors black on the upturned brim and
silver gray on the crown. Lengthwise
groups of tucks with small gray tassels
between them proclaim this a mem
ber of the tailored class, with lean
ings in the direction of trimming. '
Veil Bound in Ribbon.
There are veils that are bound with
ribbon about the lower edge and this
ribbon extends beyond the end of the
veil, which is just large enough to go
around the hat and is tied In a bow
at the back of the hat.
Details of Design
straight lines are emphasized by small
tucks at efph side of the coat, but a
narrow belt of the material adjusts
them to the figure in a way that is
easy and smart.
In the suit at the right there is a
revelation of the liking for fancier
designs in tailored clothes. Oddities
of cut, with new fabrics and new col
ors, make a strong appeal to Individ
ual taste and account for many un
usual designs. Duvetyn, peachblow,
velours and similar cloths re favored
for suits of this character, and trico
tine is best liked for the plainer mod
els, although this is no hard-and-fast
rule. Brown, taupe, reindeer, dark
green, besides. navy,( are fashionable
color with which collars and cuffs of
seal or beaver, Squirrel and kolinskv
look particularly well. In the suit
shown here Hudson seal makes deep
cuffs and a choker that will justify the
added expensiveness of furs, which is
considerable this year, by doing duty
with other costumes. Very small tucks
attd very large buttons-Invite consid
eration" as a trimming.
filfil TURNED UP BY. WIFE
Georgia Man Selling Auto Trucks for
Charlotte Concern Is Arrested at
Salisbury on Charge of Murder.
Salisbury. Lloyd B. Robinson, who
has been selling automobile trucks in
Salisbury for a Charlotte firm for sev
eral months, has been arrested and
will be taken to Georgia, where he
is charged with having killed a negro.
Robinson says there is nothing to
the charge and he has agreed to go
without requisition papers.
Local officers were . tipped oft by
Mrs. Robinson that her husband had
killed a man! and inquiry of the Geor
gia authorities Jbrought the request
from Statesboro that he be arrested.
Since his arrest Mrs. Robinson has
repented of having turned up her hus
band and she spent .a long time with
him in jail.
Fayetteville. An expert cotton
grader, sent by state and federal bu
reau of cotton grading, will arrive
here to take up .his work in Fayette
ville. Greensboro. Definite steps being
taken to organize a Virginia Carolina
League for next season withv Danville
and Lynchburg of Virginia, Durham,
Raleigh, Winston and Greensboro of
North Carolina composing the cir
cuit. . '
Winston-Salem. The board of trade
directors are determined to, secure a
modern hotel and apartment house
for Winston-Salem- One million dol
lars will be expended in the hotel and
perhaps $250,000 in the apartment
Fayetteville.- A mass meeting, com
posed of some 250 representative men,
endorsed the administration of law in
Fayetteville, hinted at the existence
of insidious foreign, doctrine among
negroes here, and started a movement
for organization by: colored leaders in
the interest of law and order.
Raleigh. Three divorce cases have
been sttrted in Superior Court, two
of them involving well known Raleigh
people. Harrjr E. Jones is seeking a
separation from Maude McClaire
Jones, Mabel Scarboro Crinkley, and
Lena Cox has started proceedings
against J. N. Cox.
Monroe. The Union county public
schools will open between October 27
and November 3. County Superinten
dent Ray Funderburk has issued a
statement calling upon the people of
the county to observe the compulsory
school law - of the state and to let
everyone consider himself an attend
ance officer. ,
Bailey. The local tobacco market
continues to have heavy sales and it
seems that prices have not yet reach
ed their highest point. It was official
ly announced here that both the Lead
er and the Planters' Warehouses
made an average, the market oyer, to
getlier, of $62.84 per hundred pounds
inclusively all scrap tobacco.
Rocky Mount Rocky Mount had
as visitors the oldest pair of twins in
the world. At least that is the claim
of the twins themselves, and there is
every reason to believe that the as
sertion is true.
The visitors were J. D. and John
H. Whitehurst, of Pitt county, who
are 81 years old and both hale and
Asheville. The sub-committee of
postoffices and post roads reported
favorably on Owen Gudger to be post
master at, Asheville. This means that
he will doubtless be confirmed with
out much delay.
Senator Overman has introduced
Into the senate a bill' to establish a
U. S. naval coaling station at South-
port and to increase the depth of
Southport harbor to Wilmington.
Winston-Salem. Vice President
Thomas R. Marshall will deliver an
address in this city on Saturday night
November 15 under the auspices of
the local Moose lodge, the vice presi
dent being one of the founders of
Mooseheart where the Moose have a
home for indigent members and their
children and which is the pride of
the order. The distinguished visitor
is expected to spend a day here.
Gins .Working 'Double Time.
Lumberton. Practically all the cot
ton crop in Robeson Is open and ' the
crop will have been almost harvested
by November 1. The" gins are crowd
ed and many are being operated "both
day and night in order to keep up
with the ginning. Much of the crop
is being, sold, while many farmers are
holding their cotton. A cotton stor
age -warehouse bonded . under the
warehouse law passed by the last leg
islature will be opened in Lumber-
ton. Several ' other warehouses - wm
be opened soon.' ,
Warm Times, In Charlotte.
Charlotte. About 3,500 people at
tended a mass meeting here of the
administration support, in the audi
torium. The speakers charged the bp-
position with being merely seeking to
gain political jobs. '
While this meeting was in progress,
an 'open-air- meeting of anti-administration
men was held in North Char
lotte, a cotton mill settlement 7
Candidates for- the offices , of the
nnoant ' rtmTnfaslmier ilenhnnfted
charges thai they were against la
A order - : . v.'v ,
CHARLOTTE HAS EXTENDED AN
' INVITATION TO OTHERS TO
ATTEND JOINT MEETING.
TO FORM STATE FEDERATION
These Associations Have Been Found
of Invaluable Service to Schools
Charlotte. The Parent-Teacher as
sociations of Charlotte have invited
other associations of the state to send
delegates to a joint meeting to be held
in Charlotte, November 4, 5, and 6 for
the purpose of organizing a state fed"
eration and to affiliate with the na
tional federation. Mrs. Schoff of Phil
adelphia, president: of the national
federation, will- be present and ad
dress the meeting. Any school that
has no local association should send
a delegate to this meeting who ean
go back home and . organize a local
association. Delegates who expect to
attend should write to Mrs. J. H.
Shuford, corresponding secretary, 411
East Boulevard, Charlotte N. C, that
hotel accommodations may be engag
ed for them. r
The Parent-Teacher associations
wherever organized have been of In
valuable service to the schools of the
Lumberton. Candis Brake, colored,
aged 100 years, died at her home, near
Albemarle. Dee Porter, who was
shot during the riot here in the early
morning of September 15, died . at a
Asheville. Elvirey Ceborne, color
ed, believed to be the oldest woman
in Buncombe county, died at the coun
ty home here recently at the age of
Mt Airy. According to the latest
statistics compiled by the Mount Airy
Chamber of Commerce the total apple
crop of .this section will fall fully 60
per cent short of normal.
Asaeville. Following the alleged
stabbing of a man named Huskins in
Yancey county, R. O. Kelly, a Hay
wood county young man, was placed
under a $10,000 bond in Superior Court
Winston-Salem. In line with some
twenty other cities of the United
States, the directors of the Wachovia
Bank and Trust Company created
community trust foundations for Win.
ston-Salem, Asheville, Salisbury and
High Point. The banking company has
banks in each of these cities.
Fayetteville. Marley ' M. Melvin,
Fayetteville policetoian, charged by
Ben Ward with assault with a deadly
weapon, was found guilty by a recor
der's court jury following a two-day
Lenoir. Thrilling air stunts, tall
spins and loop-the-loops marked the
close of the m3t successful day of
the Caldwell county fair. This was
the first airplane, ever in this particu
lar section of the state.
Lexington. At a mass meeting of
the citizens of Denton the people
unanimously decided , to consolidate
the two schools of the town, the Den
ton State high school and the one con
ducted by the Methodist Protestant
church, into one institution.
Asheville. The Rev. R. Dabney
Carson, D. D., of Abingdon presby
teryy Virginia, was unanimously elect
ed moderator at the opening of the
annual meeting of the synod of Ap
palachia, in session at the First Pres
byterian church here for two days.
Vice-President at Kinston. ;
Kinston. "I will not talk about the
League of Nations," said Vice-President
Thomas R. Marshall in an ad-,
dress here at the Fifteen-County Fair.
"The peace treaty, with some reserva
tions, is going to be ratified," , Mr.
Marshall added!; "I believe in a
League of Nations, but I want to pre
serve American . institutions. Th
preservation of the republic depends
upon the submerging of individual i
rights for the benefit of the common-1
wealth and the benefit of humanity, j- l
To Issue Wharf Bonds.
Fayetteville. An ordinance direct
ing the city attorney to draw up the
measure for the issuance of munici
pal bonds to construct wharves oa
the Cape Fear river; subject to appro
val by popular vote, was unanimously
passed by the Fayetteville board of al
tlermen at a special meeting after the
Cumberland county dock ; board had
appeared ; before the aldermen and. in
formed , the city fathers that they bad
found a vote of the people of the -city
would be necessary to make the bonft
sue. ' - ' '