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POLK tiOUNTY ITE W3, TRYOIT, ITORTH CAROLINA
ON MODERN DRESS
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HAS BEEN SHOCKED BY LACK OF
CLOTHES WORN BY" WOMEN
. " AT RECEPTIONS.
SHARPLY CONDEMNS LA MODE
'Women Have Adopted
Which Come From
Immoral Women of Paris;
Lieut. B. W. Maynard, the "Flyong
?arson," a native of Anson county,
North Carolina, in the course of a
sermon delivered in the Hanson. Place
Methodist Episcopal Church, Brook
lyn, sharply condemned the styles of
dress worn by women in New York.
"I have been shocked," he said, "by
the lack of clothes worn by women at
receptions I ' have attended in New
York. Raised in the peace, security
and modesty of country life, I could
not but be displeased by the costumes
of women whose dresses were cut so
low in the back ' that one can count
every vertebra from the waist up."
Lieutenant Maynord declared that
women of New York adopt styles
which come from the most immoral
women of Paris, and added: "Let
the pure women of America dictate
Baptist Drive Successful. -
With every indication pointing to a
huge oversubscription of North Caro
lina's, quota of the Baptist 75-Million
Dollar campaign, state headquarters
announced that the whirlwind canvass
had resulted in hundreds of thousands
of dollars being poured into the cam
paign fund. t . '
Many churches were exceeding their
allotments by amounts ranging from
10 to 40 per cent, T. W. Chambliss,
publicity director, announced.
Many of the larger churches have
yet to be heard from, therefore an
estimate of Y the result of the day's
drive in the state could not be. made.
Thie largest and most gratifying re
port came from Gaston county, one of
the jmost newly formed associations
in the state. The 28 Baptist churches
in Gaston county were asked to pledge
5150,000. Rev. W. C. Barret telegraph
ed.that already pledges had been re
ceived totaling $175,000.
Revenue From Inheritance Tax.
Activities of the North Carolina Tax
Commission have resulted in the col
lection of more than half million dol
lars of inheritance taxes during the
fiscal year 1918-'19.
The exact collections thus far this
year have reached the total of $595,
681.94 and this does not include al
most half million still outstanding,
which advantage is being taken of the
time limit provided under the law.
B0UDQIR GARB IS
A BIT AUDACIOUS
105,656 Automobiles Registered.
There were 105,656 automobiles 1 in
North Carolina, according to the last
car registered which bore that number
Presbyterian Drive Continues.
It will be of interest to the friends
of Christian education throughout
North Carolina, and to Presbyterians,
especially, to know that the million
dollar campaign .for Presbyterian
schools in this state has secured more
than $460,000 of the $1,000,000 fund for
endowment and equipment: This
campaign will close on March 1, 1920,
and special effort -is heing made tp
pass the goal of $1,000,000 before that
Employment Figures for Month.
. A total of 538 "applicants were plac
ed through the four United States
Employment offices in the Stnt Jur
ying ,the past month, suxording to
High Registration of Teachers.
Registration books or the North
Carolina Teachers Assembly showed
that the assembly had in its session
just closed in Raleigh, the most large-
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figures given out at the oflice of the ly attended gathering in its history. - A
btate director, M. L. bhipman. Urn- total of 1,350 members were register
's are maintained at Wilmington, Uri. and this. number rem-esented an
Charlotte, Asheville and Raleigh.
Speed Up Revaluation.
An appeal issued by the Corpora
tion Commission addressed to the tax
supervisors in the counties of the
State urges that in so far as is pos
sible that the valuation of real prop
erty be completed before the end' of
, the month, clearing the way for the
appraisal of personal property, which
will begin January 1, 1920.
increase of 350 over the high mark of
State Board Prosecutes.
H. E. Miller, of the State Board of
Health, is in Durham to assist in the
prosecution of the first case to be
brought to trial in the State under the
recent enactment of the legislature
against unsanitary privies The de
fendant, it is alleged, has persistent
Uphew Lauds Daniels.
Congressman Will D. Upshaw, of
Atlanta, addressing a meeting in the
interest of law and order and the en
forcement of national prohibition, at
Edenton Street Methodist church, de
clared that if Josephus Daniels lived
north of the so-called Mason and
Dixon line he would be either Presi
dent or vice president two years from
today and if he were speaking here
on that date he would be speaking in
the President's or the vice president's
Red Crocs Seals Sale.
Beginning Monday morning, Decern-
ly refused to heed the warning of the ber 1, and continuing ten days Red
department to Tectify the conditions Cross Christmas seals were placed
existing on his premises. on sale in virtually every community
in North Carolina. A total of 9,000,-
Preparing Election Ballots. 1 000 seals are being offered for sale in
At the office of the Commissioner the state this -yasar, of a value of $90,-
of Labor and Printing, the ballots 009- The funds derived from the sal
were being prepared upon which will of the seals wijl be used in the state
be written the story of one of the for the cure and prevention ottuber-
hottest political fights in the recent culosis.
history of the State, when the citizens f In 178 communities of the state
vi the Ninth Congressional District there are local committees who will
decide who shall represent them in the be In charge of the sale of seals.
House of Representatives succeeding
There is just one place where the
gentlewoman, with dramatic instincts,
will allow her robing to be a bit au
dacious, and' that place Is within her
own four walls. The gentlewoman
naturally .strives for distinction in
dress, but she will not go to the length
of wearing things so unusual in char
acter and design, as to make her con
spicuous in public. But within her
nome it is different. From any cor-J
ner of the world inspiration? may be
carried out In boudoir gowns and in
underthings; the airiest fabrics, the'
most daring color combinations, the
richest embroideries and extravagant
ly unique designs are at her service.
Just now China and Japan are fur
nishing alluring things with wonder
ful possibilities' for boudoir wear. The
big fringed shawls of crepe de chine.
embroidered with . incredible fineness
In the most brilliant colors, raake-neg-
Hgees that only need to be. draped on
the figure, the drapery sewed in place,
and the robe thus made provided with
a fastening. Like a great many neg
ligees, these gorgeous affairs presup
pose a warm climate or steam heat.
But the Japs are sending over padded
and jquilted coats that are cozy, in
loveli' colors and prettily embroid
ered. Milady cannot be hampered, by
considerations of climate, when she
lets her fancy roam and the negligees
and i underthings shown in our pic
ture take no thought of the cold.
Long and graceful lines and exquis
ite coloring in the negligee pictured,
confirm our belief that of alhclothes,
negligees are the most beautiful. It
Is of shot blue satin and rose chiffon.
with delicate stitching in blue and
gold. ' One cbn hardly imagine it
worn over anything more substantial
than undergarments like those pic
tured with It. These are of chiffon
flowered with rosebuds and a touch
of blue. Satin in pale blue makes the
flufflngs and val lace with French
flowers add their parts to the dainty
Black chantilly lace Is an innova
tion In negligees and underdrew, but
it is sponsored "by more than one au
thority.. All- of which goes to show
that In the . seclusion of her home,
nothing is too extravagantly unique
for i the lady of today.
Pretty Vagaries of Millinery
Edwin Yates Webb, resigned to accept
appointment on the Federal bench.
Ample preparation has been made
by Commissioner' Shipman for any
emergency, or any need for ballots.
Internal Revenue Receipts.
Approximately 100 per cent in
crease over the same month last year
in internal revenue receipts is shown
in the November report of Collector
Joshiah'W. Bailey, the exact figures
being $10,332,706.23 for November,
1919, against $5,192,806.35.
Tobacco stamps hold first place on
the list of sources of internal revenue,
the seals for the month being more
than nine million dollars, with income
tax ranking second with more than
, $300,000. . Despite prohibition there
is still some distilled spirits in the
State that are taxed, these bringing
into the federal coffers somewhat
more than nine thousand dollars.
Civil Service Examinations.
Examinations to establish a list of
eligible's for appointment as special
agent of the special intelligence unit
of the bureau of internal revenue , will I
be held by the United States -civil
service commission December 10,
1919, and January 7, 1920. .
The special intelligence unit, is not
a . ft A 9 . ' . .
a part oi tne aammistrative urancn
for the enforcement of the prohibition
laws, the duty of special agents being
to investigate charges of violation of
all internal revenue laws.
The examinations will be held in
the following cities :
Asheville, Charlotte, Durham. Ral
eigh, Goldsboro, Greensboro, Hickory,
Rocky Mount, Salisbury, Washington,
Wilmington. , v
For1 blanks and information address
the Civil Service Examiner at one of
the above postoff ices.
Blckett on Agitators.
Governor Bickett commuted the sen
Dr. Alexander to Retire.
Dr. H. Q. Alexander, of Matthews,
fX cj$ -:-
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BAMBERG FARMERS LINING UP
Great Preparations Are Being, Made to
Avert Disaster Incident to the
' , Near Approach of Boll Weevil
Bamberg. George' R. Brlggs, county
demonstration agent, is lining up the
farmers of the county to fight the boll
weevil next year. : Some of the things
that . are being ; done: i One , tobacco
warehouse has already been complet
ed and another will be erected before
next year's harvest
Three carloads of wire fencing has
been ordered by the fanners of thii
county through the demonstration
'agent' and; three other cars by several
large planters in and around Bami
berg. Hogs and cattle will be raised
on a large scale. a -
Seveial sweet potato houses will be
erected soon to take care of the sweet
potato , crop. It is probable that a
large storage house will b erected in
each of the towns of the. county to
take care of the potatoes that are to
be marketed or for the use of those
that have no storage houses of their
The farmers of this section are go
ing to try the co-operative plan of
marketing their products and feel en
couraged over the prospects; notwith
standing the presence of the boll wee-
Til" . . v
n in i nil..
"HIPS W1UL S00N
PORTS OF CUSA
AUDITORIUM 10 SEAT
Alterations in Old
on the City.
"Washington. Representative Mann
sent in the nomination of Shuler
Buyck Antley, St. Matthews, for ap
pointment from the Seventh congres
sional district as a cadet of the United
States military academy.
-Columbia. Mme. Clemenceau-Jac-
quemaire, daughter of the distinguish
ed premier of France, who is now in
the United States visiting the land of
her birth, may visit Columbia as a
guest of the Columbia chapter of the
Florence. The Thanksgiving day
pilgrimage of Omar temple to this
city proved to" be the biggest and best
meeting the Shriners have ever held.
In addition to the 2,500 nobles here
572 candidates crossed the hot sands.
The entire day was given over to fun
and frivolty and to the satisfaction of
Wilmington George L
who has been located here'..
agent for the South Atlantic?! i
time Association, left for q
where he will have chil li
offices of the South Atlantic JwH
ing Company, which will act i r
kerf or the shipping corporal
Prior to his departure t
gave out a statement in which
that ships now under control!,?
corporation will be plyine J
Wilmington and Cuba and Soufr
erican ports within a few eek
Work is progressing nm
Wilmington's new auditorium I ?
Old Market House on SouS Vt
street. When the nece J?
tions in the market house have S
completed the auditorium wffl 2
4,000 people. m
Washington (Special). -The .
ualty list included as killed in J
Private Walter I. Foster, Haw j
North Carolina. tr'
, Hickory.--Proyision f oi a memorial
lobby m Hickory's proposed municipal
building and auditorium, with tableti
commemorating the soldiers who jm
their lives in the great war, was nufo
in the plans of the architect submit,
ted to council and accepted.
Columbia. The supreme court dis
missed the petition brought to the
court by counsel for Mayor Tnstam
T. Hyde of Charleston for a writ of
certiorari to compel the city Demo
cratic executive committee to submit
the records and other data in connec
tion with the recent action and the
declaring of John P. Grace the nomi
nee for mayor.
Jolumbia. Thanksgiving day was
an enjoyable affair out at the Red
Cross headquarters at Camp Jackson,
both with the convalescent soldiers out
there and with those .who went out
to have a good time with them. At
12 o'clock a real Thanksgiving dinner
was served the boys and after . that
they gathered in the. large living room
of the Red Cross headquarters and
had a regular good time.
Lexington The annual convention
of the Fourth district lodge, Knights
of Pythias, composed of the lodges of
Richland, Lexington, Saluda, Edge
field and Newberry counties, was held
bere with lodge 134. At the conclu
sion of the session the visiting dele
gates were entertained at the Drafts
hotel. The sessions of the lodge were
presided over by J. F. Williams of Co
lumbia, deputy grand chancellor, with
C. B. Edwards of Columbia, secretary.
Chester. There never has been so
much money in Chester .county as
there is this fall. The high price of
cotton and the good crop is' making
practicalliy everybody feel prosperous.
According to the statements jus is
sued by the six1, banks 'of Chester coun
ty the resources of these institutions
total approximately' $5,000,000. Two
banks inf. the city are in the million
and a quarter class.
Columbia.- Major Thomas H. Peo
ples returned to Columbia .from Wash
Jngton where he has been in service
the last seven;. months.-. He received
his , honorable discharge October 27,
at his request, that . he might come
home and resume his law practice.
Millinery for midwinter is like au
tumn leaves the most colorful and
tences of George Linberry, Grady president of the .North Carolina brilliant of all the year's pageantry.
Boyd, Paul Austin, Duncan Solomon Farmers' union lor years, is going to
and Nick Simmons, chareed with as- rire at the end of his present term,
sault with intent to kill and consul- according to. information received.
racy to prevent the enforcement of Dr- Alexander, who recently pur
law, from four months on the road, chased a home in Pineville, exyects to
to fines of S75 each. These defend-1 locate there for the practice of medi
ants were sentenced as the result of
the riot at Albemarle, which Gover
nor Bickett asserte4 m no uncertain
terms, was due more to the activities
of outside agitators, than tp the . men
sentenced to work the roads.
cine as soon as his term as president
of the union expires. . ,
J. Z. Green, state , organizer for the
union, made the v statement that he
believed ur. Aixeanaer could again
head the union, if he so desired.
More Distillers Wanted.
"We must catch the distillers and
not their stills," says Thomas H. Van
derf ord, federal prohibition director,
in an appeal addressed o the people
of North Carolina, outlining . the work
that is before him in wiping but the
illicit liquor traffic v in the State, and
VI am not in the habit of making
promises but I will absolutely guars-n-
tee that next year, under the revalua
tion act, there will be on" the tax
books of this state, ten times as much
personal property as we find there at
present," said Governor T. W. BicW-
callin? unon them as natriotir. ritirena ett, at the closing session of f th
to uphold him .with united effort', v North Carolina Teachers' Assembly
Two years is the time; limit set by when he brought to the teachers of th?
tne, prohibition dector as the-space I slate a message or honesty in taxa-
wherem the " moonshiners and the t tlon. The governor spoke on the pro-
manufacturers of contraband spirits gram with Supt. Lee Driver of Ran
a the State will be but a memorx. idolph county. Indiana. -
Designers give free rein to fancy when
the time comes to grace the heads of
fair women for the eaveties of holldav
times ana an tnai tne miawmrer sea
son brings In the way of entertain
ment.. This year they are reveling in
the most gorgeous materials, gold and
silver tissues and laces, mock jewels,
beads, :pangles, brocades, embroid
erieseverything rich and splendid
that they can lay hands on.
The eternal feminine has 7 not
changed since Tennyson sang "the
splendor dear to women." But this
brilliant effort is "the swan song of
winter millinery after it, and already
edging in with it, come the plain and
simple demlseason hats ; the preclude
to spring styles due to make an early
appearance ; for the benefit of great
numbers of .southern tourists.
Who but- a designer of millinery
would ever think of Interpreting the
.lowly coolie hat in fine lace? -But the
designer's Judgment Is vindicatedfor
the hat at the top of the group shown
above, is a fascinating vagary of mil
linery. Chantilly lace draped over a aat-
in-covered shape shows a little bunch
of grapes and a rose, posed with all
the assurance In the world, at the top
where the queen of flowers has a
right to be. The rose needs this promi
nent position to be seen at all for
what observer will be able to get be
yond! a pair of eyes that must bt
looked into behind a veil of lace?
Gold cloth with applique of figures
in black silk cord makes the rich hat
at the left of the group. It suggests
the Orient, too, with 1 fie odd. flat tas
sel of feathers that fall like a fringe
.at the side, and it belongs In the com
pany It jappears in, being of the same
ct aracter as the coolie hat. .
Even street hats reflect, the gorge-
ousness of the mode. The narrow-
brimmed sailor at the right of satin
ha a richjooking band of silver braid
unoui ine crown ana a silver-gray veil
tnat lures our thoughts to veiled la
dles in far lands, even with a pair of
rrank American eyes behind it
Latest Ginning Report
Laurens. According to official re
port from the census department at
Washington, received by Gharley Mc-
Cravy, cotton census reporter for
Laurens county, this county had gin
ned 40,927 -bales of cotton from this
year's-crop prior to November 14, as
compared with 30,043 a year ago
showing an increase of more than 10,
000 bales over the 1918 crop. How
ever, it is not-expected that the final
reports will maintain this lead, as the
crop is more nearly gathered now
than at the same period last year.
Breaking Real. Estate Record. :
Greenville. Real estate transac
tions in business, property involving
aggregate valuations of annroximatelv
half a million dollars was ; completed
"re, breaking; the record for one
day's trading in Greenville. Among
the most Important of th transactions
was the sale by the Southeastern Life
Insurance company : - of its modern
three story office buildlnsr at th cor
ner of Broad at Main street, to J. W.
Kirkpatrick manager of the T Belk
Kirkpatrick store here for a consider
Greenshero. Mrs. Al .Fairkotha
has engaged to give her entire tint
and service to directing the woimb'i
division of the world prohibition oj
law enforcement movement in Nei
Carolina, it was announced at ceM
- New Bern. The "Col. William 1
Baldwin," the third concrete passen
ger-carrying ship ever to be launch
ed, plunged from the launching pier
at the plant of the Newport S:
building Corporation here, the even!
being witnessed by hundreds.
Concord. Tyrus Raymond. Cobb,
the world's greatest ball player, is to
make a week's visit in Concord, and
Mt. Pleasant. This announcemenl
was made on receipt of a letter from
Zeb Cox, of Augusta, Ga., who stated
that he and Mr. Cobb would arriyo
here for a week's hunting and fish-
Charlotte. More than 400 cotton
mills in the South were advised by
telegraph by W. D. Adams, secretary
of the American Cotton Manufactar--rs
Association, that textile mini
and other industrial plants operated
by electricity obtained only trontw
tar power may continue operating w
and night as heretofore.
Winston-Salem The fuel situation
is the live topic in this section. Ac-
cording to information receive
Winston-Salem is m rocanoi -anA
i. fWofore not senoasij
CIVU UU i
4r i,of fiiA stores and otner
ttUCUtcu, mow i i. ffl.
places of business will not
quired to cloBe at four unless anotfcr
order is issued.
Thomas Burgess, killed m a llgM
Jim waiarop u y---
tne settlement w r M,
a 10-year-oH "boy, took up t hi
with a .22 caliber rifle, and
it ViU . b e brother '
tne niuiuei vx -shooting
company officials at $80J Seei
done to. the plant oi - b
art A Fertilizer Company here ;
Progresaion In n
Lillington.-The officials 0
county put the county on J
one of the most Vf
State when the boar o co f
missioners ana cu. - m
cation voted for a u V ,nd a!it
state puDiic iica.-. r- -rintew"
for an all-time county SuP
oi. x u- - -00 annuauj -
cost the couny4,05 annually
fVi former S4,wv a ,
ari. went fifty-fifty
many citizens of both pam
Ce.ebate. 85th An".
Teachay.-Of unu m
this section was the 85th a
I !Wt Oabriel Boney Carr,
was celebrated at his g
miles west oi xn 0i -
family of the 'af itwf
connected ftr Dopun i aIt.
last three-quarters rf
The celebration was
formal staP h..',
teristic oi tnr hi8 wv'
this community sinct n
auon ot approximately $175,000. "