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POLK COUNTY NEWS, TRYON NORTH CAROLINA
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THE WORLD OVER
IMPORTANT HAPPENINGS OF THI0
AND OTHER' NATIONS FOR
SEVEN DAYS GIVEN
f HE HEWS 0T THE SOUTH
What Is Taking Place In The Souti
land Will Be Found In
H. M. S. Hood, the greatest fighting
ship in the world, has just been launch
ed by the British government, and
the. old question . of the usefulness of
great surface men of war pops up its
Dr. Sannes, Socialist member of the
Dutch parliament, raises the question
as to the stay of the former kaiser in
Holland. He has changed his mind on
the question, because he is convinced
that the ex-kaiser caused the war, and
believes that it is dangerous for Hol
land to longer permit the ex-emperor
jto remain in her confines.
Dispatches from Geneva report that
there have been clashes at Fiume be
tween the French and d'Annunzio's
soldiers. It is stated that the d'An-
punzio troops pillaged French depots
London hears that d'Annunzio is at
Jast willing to come to terms provided
Fiume is retained by Italy and the
surrender of. all claims to Dalmatia.
Germany's delegation at Versailles
is considering what is looked upon
as the last word of the supreme -coun
cil of the peace treaty relative to the
signing of the protocol of the treas
!ty of peace. The status of the United
States in relation to the treaty, Ger
many is told, does not alter the ef
lectiveness of the pact, and German
objections are in vain.
The allies have " consented to mod
lfy some of the terms of the proto
col putting the peace treaty into ef
fect to which Germany has made ob
jection. The clause providing for the
indemnity for the destruction of the
German fleet at Scapa Flow has been
modified so as to refer to the league
tribunal the question whether the de
livery of the tonnage demanded will
Gustay Noske, German minister of
defense, is determined not to sign the
.peace protocol handsd Germany by
the entente, and is resolved to recom
mend that the government adopt his
attitue, come what may, according to
an interview with Noske.
Eight persons are dead and forty-
two others are known to have been
wounded as result of the wild rioting
at Mantua, Italy, where mobs terror
ized the city. The rioters attacked the
small garrison, cut telegraph and tele
phone communications, stopped rail
way traffic, raided arms shops, burned
prisons, freeing all sorts of criminals
and held the police and soldiers at
bay for a long time.
Henry Clay Frick, pioneer ironmas
ter and ' one of the foremost art col
lectors in the United States, died sud
denly at his Fifth avenue home, New
York, in his 70th year.
Omissions in submitted estimates
for the coming fiscal year bring expen
ditures of the government up to $5,
249,470,031 instead of $4,865,400,000,
Representative Good of Icwa told the
There can be no4 permanent indus
trial peace that is. not basedon jus
tice, Secretary Wilson declares in
his annual report. Humrn wisdom, he
says, has sold practically every other
problem of living, and it can solve
the relationship that should exist be
tween employee and employer if it
Recommendations of the navy gen
eral, board for the building program
for 1921 include two battleships, one
battle cruiser, ten scout cruisers, five
destroyer "flotilla leaders" and six sub
marines. The board says that Ameri
can sea power should be made second
to none by 1925.
One thousand people were homeless
and train service on six railroads was
indefinitely, suspended at Meridian,
Miss., because of a flood from swollen
streams at the south of that city. One
person is reported to have lost his
life. The damage is estimated in hun
dreds of thousands of dollars.
A peace time regular army of 300,
000 men and 18,000 officers has been
decided on by the house military sub
committee. The number of combat
troops was fixed at 250,000.
Viewing with alarm the steadily
dwindling bituminous coal supply, due
to the miners' strike. Fuel Adminis
trator Garfield by an order has re
stored for Ithe entire nation most of
the drastic restrictions on lighting and
heating, which were' in effect during
me coal snortage of 1917.
iMorman ; Hapgood, United States
minister to Denmark, is returning to
vvasnmgton leave to report on condi
tions political, military and economic
in Russia, it is learned from the
Mexico naa 24 war-type airplanes
mobilized at Chihuahua City alone, and
is abtaining additional planes ", from
Germany, - according to war depart
. ment information.
-The department of justice is con
fronted with "increasing 'dangerous
radical activities," Attorney General
Palmer says in? his annual report sub-
xaltted to congress.
The director of operations of. the .
shipping board 'recommends construe:
Hon of seventy high-class cargo lin
ers and ten small passenger vessels,
and: leave to private companies the
building of large first class passen
ger i ships.
Director General HineS of the rail
road administration, has taken under
advisement proposals designed to di
vert some export traffic from eastern
to southern ports. .They include ex
tension of barge lines on the Missis
sippi and. pf the territory for the in
terchange of rates between rail and
water. - i ; " ' ."
The "speculation, spoliation and
plunder" rampant in the United States
were held by Senator Arthur Capper
(Rep.) of Kansas in an attack jupon
profiteering to be of such as to make
"train robbery or burglary a poor trade
by comparison." .
The Lyceum Theater, known before
the Civil war as the Washington As
sembly Hall, and one of the most his
toric buildings in the capital, in which
five presidents held inaugural balls.
was burned to the ground recently.
Fourteen vessels, wrecked, missing
or making a port in a cripled condi
tion were recorded by marine authori
ties as victims of storm3 which swept
the North Atlantic coast during the
last few days. ,
Extension of the airplane mail ser
vice to Atlanta Is planned within the
next year, Assistant Postmaster Gen
eral Prager told the house ppstoffice
Fuel Administrator Garfield's resig
nation is in the hands of President
Wilson, given because he disagrees
on principle with the coal strike set
tlement proposal arranged by the gov
ernment and the Mine Workers' Union.
"May I not express lo you, and,
through you, to the other officers of
your organization, my appreciation of
the patriotic action which you took at
Indianapolis. Now we must all work
together to see to it that a settlement
just and fair to every one is reached
without delay." This is the message
President Wilson sent John L. Lewis,
acting president of the miners, after
it had been decided to accept the pres
ident's plan of settlement. Lewis re
plied in most affable terms.
With less than one hundred members
on the floor, the house of representa
tives decided that Camp Gordon, Ga.,
near Atlanta, should be dismantled and
Camp Benning at Columbus, Ga., will
be retained as a permanent military
News has reached Washington that
Admiral Kolchak has resigned as su
preme head of his section of the Rus
sian government and has nominated
General Denikine as his successor.
Messages by way of Eagle Pass,
Texas, state that Villa and his follow
ers sacked the town of Muzquiz, in
the state of Coahuila, in an effort to
avenge the execution of General An
geles by the Carranza government.
Complete blame for the killing of
James Wallace, an American citizen,
by a Mexican soldier, two weeks ago,
near Tampico, Mexico,' is placed upon
Wallace himself in a note" from the
Mexican government received at the
Senator Lodge and Senator Lenroot,
Republicans, say the peace treaty is
dead until it is again submitted to the
senate by the president, and place all
the blame for its failure of adoption
at the special session on the Democrat
President Wilson says the cure for
social unrest in this country is
fuller knowledge of American institu
- Orders have I been issued by the
Southern regional coal committee sus
pending all fuel regulations of No
vember 29, with subsequent additions !
and modifications. At the same time
instructions were sent to all federal
managers in the Southern region to re
store all curtailed passenger schedules
in the Southern region.
TJEs suspension of coal restrictions
pes not apply to families, federal
managers having been instructed to
retain the one-ton limit for homes,
apartment houses, etc.
A Florida committee, under the aus
pices of the Fernandina chamber of
commerce, has been instructed to
press before congress the necessity
of digging at the earliest possible mo
ment a canal connecting the St. Ma
rys and Sewanee rivers with the Gulf
of Mexico. The idea is further to
eventually make an inland water
route to the mouth of the Mississippi
Instructions have been issued to fed
eral managers, i railroad officials and
fuel representatives to permit deliver
ies of coal to consignees in the first
five classes on the preferment list,
which will make it, possible for all in
dustries to resume operation on full
Federal Judge Mayer dismissed
writs of habeas; corpus obtained bj
Alexander Berkman and Emma Gold
man to prevent their deportation to
Russia and refused to permit them
bail. It is announced that the court
plans to deport the two anarchists in
The government was requested,
either by legislation or by an execu
tive order of the post-office v depart
ment to forbid the issuance by news
papers of comic supplements and mag
azine sections as a means of conserv
ing print paper in resolutions adopted
by publishers from Kansas' and Mis
Senora Felipe Angeles, wife of tha
Mexican revolutionary leader, recent
ly executed by Carranza troops, dijd
m New York City without having been
informed ol her husband's arrest
DISPUTED BY WOOD
WICE. QUESTION RAISED OVER
RECENT APPOINTMENT OF
MISS MARTHA HAYWOOD.
MAY CAUSE EMBARRESSMENT
No Doubt Exists in Mind of Governor
That Appointment of Successor to .
Colonel Boyden Will Stand.
If the position of State Auditor
Wood stands, Miss Martha Haywood,
duly appointed a member of the Sol
diers Howe board by Governor Bick-
ett, upon request of Gen. Julian Carr
of Durham, and of Col. Armistead
Jones of Raleigh, member of the board
to succeed Col. A. H. Boyden of Salis
bury, resigned, is not a member after
Colonel Wood, asked concerning his
position in the matter, said that Col
onel Boyden's resignation, while , it
had been turned in, had not been ac
cepted and that he was sure Colonel
Boyden would reconsider.
On ttie other hand, Governor Bick-
ett made the appointment at the re
quest of the chairman of the board, it
being represented to . him that Colo
nel Boyden had resigned. There was
no doubt in the governor's mind as to
the propriety of appointing Colonel
The situation is one that will cause
embarrassment if Colonel Wood's po
Calvert Leaves for Guadaloupe.
It was announced in Raleigh that
John S. Calvert of this city, also an
alumnus of Horner at Oxford and the
University of North Carolina, sailed
December 10 with his wife for Guada
loupe, where Mr. Calvert will assume
the duties of consul. He was formerly
consul at Nieuvitas.
Three New Postmasters.
Washington. Timothy H. Howell
has been named postmaster at Drum-
hill; Alvin W. Brissen, Dublin; Alton
B. Collier, Linden; Mack Gardner has
been appointed R. P. D. carrier at An
Profits on Clothing Fixed.
A margin of profits on men's and
women's clothing was announced by
State Food Administrator Henry A
Page, with the warning that violators
would be prosecuted after December
A margin of 50 per cent of invoice
cost is allowed for men's clothing and
shoes while 60 per cent margin is al
lowed on women's wearing apparel.
Argue Car Fare Ruling.
Exceptions to the ruling of the
state Corporation Commission grant
ing the Asheville "Light and Power
company authority to increase rail
way fares from five td six cents were
argued before the colnmission here
with the result that the commission
agreed to certify the records of the
case in order to allow a superior court
judge to pass upon the validity of an
appeal from the commission's ruling
Small Is Honored.
Washington. (Special.) Repre
sentative John B. Small was elected
by acclamation president of the na
tional rivers and harbors congress.
This was a recognition of Mr. Small's
tireless efforts throughout his public
career for better water transportation
facilities in the United States. He
was chairman of the house committee
on rivers and harbors during the last
two years the democrats were in con
trol of Congress.
In the house. Representative Robin
son urged prompt passage of the bill
giving relief to farmers who owned
land in the Camp Bragg area.
' Mr. Robinson has introduced bills
for postoffice buildings as follows:
Rockingham, $75,000; Wadesboro, $75,
000; Laurinburg, $75,000. Postoffice
sites, Hamlet and Sanford, $10,000
On American Library Commission.
Miss Mary R. Palmer, formerly of
Charlotte and Atlanta, now with the
North Carolina library commission,
has been called to New York to rep
resent the South in a conference of
representatives from the league of li
brary commissions, relative to the dis
tribution " of 300,000 volumes in the
warehouse of the American library
commission. " '
These books will be equitably dis
tributed, and North Carolina will re
ceive a share, which5 will be added to
the traveling library system.
Four New Charters.
- The North Carolina Society of Pub
lic Accounts with ' headquarters : at
Charlotte, was chartered by George O.
Scott and others. , . !;
' The Deep River. Lumber company,'
of Chatham county; was chartered
with an authorized capital 6f $50,000.
,The Young Men's Shop, of Gastonia,
is chartered "with an authorized capi
tal of $30,000.
The American Cotton Mills, Inc., of
Bessemer City, has been chartered
with an authorized capital of $250,000
paid,' In, $155,000. '
LI I U ' Because of 'the special Election be
ll I r I ing held in the ninth congressional
district it nas oeeu ucuuou w b
pone the organization -meeting of the
American Cotton association from De
cember 16 to - Wednesday, December
17, thereby giving the people of the
cotton counties of that district the op
portunity to be at home on election
day and attend the meeting of the cot
ton association the following day.
Cleveland, Mecklenburg, Catawba
and other "cotton counties are in this
district, and it is especially desirable
that they be represented.
Many Graduate Nurses. -
At the recent examination given in
Greensboro by the Board of Examiners
of Trained Nurses fifty-three passed
and were given certificates of registra
tion to nurse profesionally in North
Carolina. Nineteen were given certifi
cates through reciprocity or recogni
tion. Appeals for Adoption.
In response to the cry tor help
from destitute women and homeless
orphans of Armenia and Syria in the
Near East, North Carolina has been
asked to adopt 3,334 orphaned girls
and boys who are to be housed, cloth
ed and fed during the severe winter
months and until the countries can
again get on an industrial footing.
Modern Apartment House.
The professional and Business Wo
men of Raleigh, an organization that
is fast coming into prominence, with
Miss Minnie Bagwell, of the secretary
of state's office at its head, in plan
ning, when the question of finances
can be arranged, to erect a modern
apartment house in this city for the
convenience of its members and oth
ers coming into the city.
Life Termer Parloned.
Governor Bickett announced the
full pardoning of Bill McDaniel, of
Buncombe county, who was convicted
of first degree murder at the april
term of court, 1915, and sentenced to
life Imprisonment; also of John Gar
vin. Cumberland county, who was sen
tenced to 15 years for burglary, at the
November term, 1915.
Protests From South.
Washington. (Special.) Many pro
tests are coming from the south about
the restrictions on the use of coal and
wood in factories and stores.
Senator Overman was told by the
fuel administration that stores could
keep open as long as they liked if they
do not use fuel. Senator Simmons is
working to have the order prohibiting
the use of wood rescinded.
Recruits for Army.
Eleven men have been accepted for
army service at the army recruiting
station here last week. They were
Harry A. Moore and Frank Campbell,
Charlotte; Robert Butler, ' Hamlet;
William O. Harrison, Ashland, Ga.;
Joe Runion, Lancaster, S. C; Joseph
Tidwell, Camden, S. C; John Powell,
Lexington; Zeb V. Sanders, Whitney;
Herman W. Brown, Gastonia; James
R. Carroll, Gastonia; William W.
Fortune for Confeds.
From the office of the state auditor
the sum of approximately $325,000 will
be paid on December 15 to Confeder
ate pensioners, who draw from $30 to
Everett Baker, of the auditor's office
said that in 1905 there were around 5,
000 Confederate pensioners in North
Carolina. The nunfber then grew to
17,000 but has dwindled down now to
12,000. In a few more years there
will be no more of them.
Houston Talks to Elks.
"Harry R. Houston of Hampton,
speaker of the Virginia house of dele
gates, delivered the annual Elks me
morial day address here before a large
audience at the Academy of Music'
His subject was "The Songs of the
Elks," referring to "Auld Lang Syne"
from which the members of the order
derive their memories of past asso
ciations with their departed brethren;
"The Star Spangled Banner," by
which they are taught patriotism,
and "Nearer My" God to Thee," which
teaches that true religion lies in the
worship of the one and only God.
Convention of Fair Secretaries.
Col. Joseph E. Pogue, secretary of
the State Fair, has just returned from
Chicago, where he attended a meeting
of-the American Association of Fairs
and Expositions. The convention was
attended by about seventy-five secre
taries of American and Canadian fairs.
This is the first year the North Caro
lina Fair has been lined up with the
general association. While in Chicago
Colonel Pogue' visited his son, Joseph
E. Pogue, Jr., who is technical adviser
to the Sinclair Oil Refining Company.
Few People Idle. ,
- So far as Industrial strife is con
cerned North Carolina has the clean
est record of any state In the union,
according to James F. Barrett, noted
labor leader. -
There are now fewer than 100 peo
ple in the state idle on account of
labor disputes, Mr. Barrett said, A-
Mr. Barrett declared further that It
was the Intention of the State Federa
tion of Labor to maintain this record
and reduce Industrial disputes throurh.
out Nortlr Carolina to a mint num.
SUIT TO RECOVER
ALLEGATION MADE THAT CITY
OWES SCHOOL BOARD THE
SUM OF $10,000.00.
WILL GREATLY AID SCHOOLS
City and County 8chools Would Share
Equally Should Decision of Case
Be in Favor of the Plaintiffs.
Charlotte. Alleging that $10,000 In
recorder's, court fines and forfeitures,
collected by the city through its agent,
Harvey M. Alexander, former police
captain, and others, has not been turn
ed over to the county school board,,
the board filed papers in a suit against
the city to collect the money.
Plnmmer Stewart and John A. Mc
Rae represent the board of education.
The city itself will share equally in
the proceedings of the $10,000, if a
decision is rendered for the plaintiffs,
as the fines and forfeitures are divid
ed between city and county each Jan
uary on the basis of a school census
of .city and county taken during the
summer holiday period.
The plaintiff prays judgment against
hte city for the amount due, as set
forth in three causes of action, and
that an audit of the books be made in
order .to determine said sums; and
that the city be taxed with the costs
in the action.
Kinston. Lenoir county will lead
the state in the value per acre of farm
lands with the completion of the tax
revaluation, Will D. Hood, county su
pervisor, predicts. .
Rutherfordton. M. L. Justice has
been selected mayor by the town coun
cil to fill the unexpired term of Mayor
R. R. Simmons.
Salisbury. The new military com
pany authorized for Salisbury has
been organized by the election of of
ficers, Captain Charles Shaver being
Dr. John G. Black, former president
of the state medical board and one of
the state's most prominent physicians,
died at his home as a result of appo
plexy. ' Ashevllle. Buncombe county school
will observe Aycock day with North
Carolina day and Arbor day on No
vember 19, at which time a collection
will be taken up among the pupils
toward the Ayeock memorial.
Concord. The ministers of the cen
tral district of the North Carolina
classes of the Reformed church met
In Concord and effected a ministerial
organization which is to meet bi
monthly. Morganton. When the supply of
coal ran out, A. M. Kistler, owner of
the big tannery here, called each of
his employes Into his office and in
formed him that he would be kept on
the payroll during the time the
plant was closed down. -
Chapel Hill. President Chase, of
the University of North Carolina, an
nounced that the United States bu
reau of education has established a
research station at the university,
with Dr. , L. A. Williams, of the school
of education, as director.
Rocky Mount. Announcement is
made that the Rocky Mount Clearing
House Association, of which all local
banks are' members, will discontinue
Christmas savings . clubs. The 'asso
ciation has reached 'the conclusion
that the regular savings departments
of the banks offer better advantages
te savers than the Christmas clubs.
Raleigh. Commissioner of Public
Works Ed R. Page, is critically ill at
the Mary Elizabeth hospital and his
life was saved by a transfusion op
eration, in which his son furnished
250 CC of blood.
No Cut In Train Service. -Ashevllle.
Announcement was made
here that it is not probable that any
of the passenger trains on. the Ashe
ville, Salisbury or Knoxville division
will be taken off soon, and that the
ruling of the United States railway
administration curtailing passenger
train service In the south will not ef
fect any of the trains arriving and
leaving Ashevllle, at least' for the
present time. ' ':-: .-'K-- ,.:-
It was learned also that the order
will not effect sleeping-car service out
Scottish Rite Lodge of Sorrow.
Charlotte. -Clyde R. Hoey was the
principal speaker at the reunion ser
vice of Phalanx lodge, A. F. & a! M.,
held at the Scottish Rite cathedral In
honor of the service : men from the
The roll call of the, 76 members of
the lodge who had been : in the ser
vice showed only one who did not re
turn. This was Cyrus de Armon. Taps
sounded and the , scenic effects : pro
duced were very impressive.
: Mr. .Hoey spoke on America before
and since the war..
NO THOUGHTS OF C0Mb
LAYS BLIE ON REPUBLICANS
Democratic Leader,, Endor,.
of White House, stm Have m '
"It was learned trom the . .
authority at the y,
the hopei0t the repuU.can
the senate that the Pr.Qo;j..
presently make some move Zlm
relieve the situation wkS
A treaty is entirely wLthJ.
tion; he has no oJZlT rou
cession of any kind in mind, bt
tends so far n i ; ' uul &
the republican leaders of thTd M
shall continue to bear the tiadS
responsibility for the fate of "the tl
ty and. the present condition 0fT
world in consequence of that fatP
The White House statement a
ently had no effect in changiJT
treaty situation. g tt
. u10, tuiaoremg tt
iTesident's view, declared that it J
not preclude a senate compromise ay
that compromise efforts would
ceed. Republican leaders reiterated
that the President was respc
for the present status and must make
the first move toward a solution. Sen
fttors hoping to kill the treaty ai0ne
D'AlNNUNZIO REPORT IS
NOT YET CONFIRMED.
Trieste. Gabriele D'Annunzio is
still in Fiume, and tnere has been no
confirmation of the unofficial an
nouncement that an agreement had
been reached between him and the
Italian government as the re6ult ol
which he would leave Fiume immed
iately with his troops, who would b
placed by Italian regulars.
The report of this agreement, it Is
learned, originated with members of
the British mission in this city. At
the government palace here it was
stated that no information had been
received regarding the Fiume situa
tion, but that it was known that
D'Annunzio was still in Fiume.
$50,000 ABERDEEN ANGUS
.BULL BURNED TO DEA1 H.
Knoxvllle, Tenn. Idolmere, winner
of the Aberdeen-Angus grand cham-"
pibnship at the recent international
livestock exposition died in a veteri
nary hospital here from burns reced
ed When the car in which the bull wa
being shipped from Chicago was burn
ed. Idolmere, owned by Dr. J. E. Hug
gins, of Dandridge, Tenn., was valued
EMMA GOLDMAN CANNOT BEAR
SEPARATION FROM BERKMAN.
New York. Rather than be separat
' ed from Alexander Berkman, her com
panion for years, Emma Goldman an
nounoed through her attorneys that
slie had abandoned her legal fight in
the supreme court to prevent her.dfr
portation to soviet Russia with Berk
man and some 80 -rthei radicals.
FORMAL ANNOUNCEMENT IS
MADE BY HIRAM JOHNSON
Washington. Siator Hiram Wj
Johnson, of California, announce
formally that he would e a cancn
deJte for the Republican nomination
for the presidency.
WHISKEY EXPORTS BARRED . -AFTER
Washington Exportation of intox
eating liquors for bevez-afe purposw
will not be permitted a-ttei f'
When the prohibition sirnjndment De
comes effective, accord tai; to the
rean of internal revenu.
BRITISH TREASURY PREPARES
AGAINST SILVER HOARDING
London. - The Brit! A treasury
wateh operates thiough the Ban
England, has preyed for
d silver hoarding "Hort
ing a large numb r of nve-
notes. . hnj
The steady rise In silver ban M
made British token -noney wona
than Its face valeu. Although it
legal, to melt dp. tho V.-
known that such priotic, coupled
hoarding of silver noney is Sin&
MOVIE ACTORS AND F cTORM
: APPARENTLY UT IN STOR
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Miami, FlaSunam- t
airplanes are seartMng for xne j
r ... i.u t,Aro for
Grey Duck, whion ieu - .
sauTwJth David W. Griifth, note M.
tion picture prodveer, ana
of 36 motion picture s
men and others. , . jjer
According to a ices rei
they. have.not yet isach 1 ttf
Island capital. The 3M n,
wew known to 1