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MACHINISTS OF WILMINGTON
FILE THEIR PROTEST WITH
TAR HEEL CONGRESSMAN.
CAUSE OF (MIlEDiJIESTj
Overman Has Introduced Bill for an
Appropriation of $25,OCO for the
Erection of Raleiflh Memorial.
Washington. (Special). Protest
arainst anv law forbidding strikes has
been made to congressmen by the In
ternational Association of Machinists
of Wilmington, through Secretary T.
H declares such a law will con
tinue to cause unrest He urged the
passage of the, Sims bill for extension
of government control for two years
Senator Overman has Introduced a
Mil appropriating $25 000 for a memo
rial to Sir Walter' Raleigh. It pro
vides for a commission of three ap
pointed by the governor, to study
plans with the secretary of war for a
Collecting inheritance Tax. ; V
- Within the first ten days of the neV
fiscal: year, beginning December 1st
there has been paid 'to, the state tas
commission inheritance taxes amount
ing to $57,449. , "A ' 'r s-.Vr
Supplementing the recent statement
of collections' of $395,681 for the flscaj
year ending November 30th, a state
ment of expense of administration of
the inheritance tax was made by the
commission. The scope of the com
mission's supervision ; covers services
of special agents" to assist clerks-of
superior courts in discovering estates
liable, for tax, and the special agents
make appraisal of real and personal
property of such estates as basis for
settlement Services xf attorney are
furnished with respect to all legal
questions involved. For handling this
work the commission employs an at
torney and Two special field agents,
each at an annual salary of $2,500
and traveling expenses. The appro
priation for this work is limited to 3
per cent of the total collections 'for
the previous year, and the expendi
tures for this purpose during the last
fiscal year was less than 2 per cent of
the year's collections.
The largest amount of revenue col
lected from this source in any year
prior to the 5 par cent commission
statute of 1916 was $19,889. The an
nual collections since ' that time have
been as follows: 1915. $31,495; 1916.
$153,759 ; 1917, $296,951 ; 1918, $376,
000; 1919, $595,681.
EXTENSIVE TROLLEY SYSTEM
DESIGNED BY CUMBERLAND
STOKE HEADS FARMERS
ResolutionsV Were Adopted Declaring
Revaluation Act Oppressive in :
Its Present Form.
PLAN TAKES IN GAMP BRAGG
Election Returns From, Ninth.
Complete official returns from six
counties in the ninth district, official
majorities from two counties and un
officialmajorities from the remaining
two, show Clyde R. Hoey, democrat,
of Shelby, elected by a net majority
of less than 1.200 votes over John M.
Morehead, republican; of Charlotte, in
the special election.
Folk I ire Drama.
In their third series of one act folk
plays of North Carolina life, the Car
olina Playmakers of he University of
North Carolina at their playhouse here
ence of students
faculty three or-
by students of
H. Koch's class m
presented to antaud
and members of The
iginal plays written
Professor Frederick :
English 31. -
The nlavs were ''Who Pays?" a
tragedy of industrial conflict by. Min
nie Shepherd F.oarrow, of . Raleigh,
The Third Nit
with a. touch of the
Washington. -.(Special). Republi
cans of the ninth district plan to con
test the election of Clyde R, Hoey to
Congress, it developed with the report
ed arrival in. Washington of Manager
Caviness, who conducted Mr. More
Four Eclipses In 1920.
During the incoming year of 1920
the phenomena of four eclipses, two
solar and two lunar, will occur. .A to
tal eclipse of the moon is scheduled
for May 2, visible in eastern North
The second total eclipse of the moor
Js scheduled for October 26-27, visible
la western North America.
A partial eclipse of the sun will be
seen on -May 17, : invisible here.
The last eclipse of the year will be
of the sun on November 10, visible in
eastern North America, Africa, Eu
rope and the Atlantic ocean.
Rail Laying and Overhead Construc
tion on the Camp Bragg Extension
Is Already Well Under Way,
Fayetteville. The development of
an Interurban trolley system that will
bring Fayetteville and all the sun
rounding towns, as well, as Camp
Bragg, into immediate contact, is fore
cast by.G. M. Weslar, general man
ager of the Cumberland Railway and
Power company, which now ;owns and
operates the street car system of this
city and electric properties in Kenly,
Four Oaks, Princeton, Pine Level and
- Work on the laying of the rails and
the overhead construction of the
Camp Bragg extension has already
begun and Mr. Wesbr says lines will
be extended to the neighboring cotton
mill villages as soon as material can
We are anxious to go ahead with
our work according to program." said
the general manager, "and will com
plete it as outlined if we are not in
terfered with by restrictions Imposed
by the city government"
a mountain play
Maxon. The highest price paid for
farm land in this' section of the stte.
was paid by Arch Gibson of Laurin-j
burg for the farm of S A. Snead. of ;
Thomas Wolfe, of Asheville, and "The 'Mr?xton. Te f-rm. consisting of 148
Hag." a comedy of folk superstition,
by Elizabeth A. Lay, of Raleigh.
No Cost Price Marks.
Food Administrator Henry A. Page
explained in a meeting here that mar
chants of the state,) under the new
price control regulations, will not be
required to mark the cost price on
merchandise tags, as erroneously
stated in. previous dispatches. It is
necessary to mark the retail prioe in
acre3, sold for $52,275, or a little more
than 468 per acre. ; .
Marshv'lle, The sale ; of Guernsey
cattle which took place at J. C. Aus
t'n's farm here was a success in evry
wy. About 2 000 people gathered
from every direction to b'd in the fine
stock and the sale went with a snap.
Forty-eisrht head were sHi. rinfrierfa
pr'ce from calves, at $300 to cows,
, Greensboro. Electing R. W. H.
Stone, of Guilford county, president of
the North Carolina Farmers' union,
and adopting a number of, resolutions
pertaining to economic and political
affairs, the delegates to the annual
convention of that body . concluded
their sessions at the O. Henry. : '
Resolutions were adopted denounc
ing the state revaluation act1 in i its
present form and calling for very ma
terial changes in the law.1 The reso
lutions set -,f orth the conviction - that
the act , bears oppresively upon the
farmers of the state. -
The Co-Operator, former official or-,
gan of the state union, and which has
recently v been published by J. A.
Smith, of High Point and Greensboro,
was disowned by the state body.
It was proposed that the union
"stay out of the'news'paper business"
for a year, at least, and that, instead,
educational programs be sent out to
the various locals from state head
quarters. -The proposal .was adopted,
it being agreed that the state union is
not responsible, financially or other
wise, for the Co-Operator or any other
newspaper. In other words, the union
has no paper'. -Mr.
Smith had Indicated a willing
ness to publish the Co-Operator, using
it largely for. the. dissemination of
publicity In theihterest of the state)
union. Ore of the delegates declared
that that proposal should be accepted,
with the proviso that the state union
would determine the reading matter to
be printed In the paper. That pro
viso, however, was objectionable to
Mr. Smith, and 4t was then announced
that the union .would not agree to
have an official organ which it could
not control, but which, would be con
trolled by one individual. .
Charlotte. A total ; of $1,164.17, un-;
claimed witness fees, wiil be "turned
over by the clerk of .superior court to
be . used 1 as a, school fund. This
amount represents the fees that have
not been called for ?t clerk's of
fice for the years 1914 to 1916, inclu
sive. . " '
Closing the Story of Winter Coats
-.-i- f -. : " , ;
Report .on Cotton Ginned. .
Washington. (Special.) Director
Sam L. Rogers of the bureau of cen
sus, department of commerce, - an
nounces the preliminary report on cot
ton ginned by counties In North Cai
oltna for the crops of 1918 and 1919.
Quantities areata running bales, count-ftrg-
round as "half bales Linters are
tot Included, Mr. Rogeds announced;
The State . . ....... 693,337 648,921
2,427 Teachers In State.
N. C. Newbold, of the state depart
ment of public instruction, reported
that 2,427 school teachers in North
Carolina, out of a 3,500 total, attend
ed summer school last year. TN
does not include those who atter .J
teachers' institutes. ' .
Must Suffer Sentence. .
Dennis Lovelr-ce. Southern railway
bagman.- who killed his father-in-law,
H. E. Edwards, of Rutherford county,
in August of last year, has lost his ap
peal in the supreme court. He was
sentenced to electrocution. :
; Asheville. The moonshine industry'
in western North Carol'na Is running
w'ld. both county and federal officers,
agree, that with high prices of the
product and the ease, wUh which it
can be manufactured. Despite the ef
forts of city, county and federal au
thorities to round up the operators,
and they have succeeded in getting a
larger number this year than ever be
fore, they still flourish.
North Carolina Leads.
TTa annual report of the Commis
sioner of Internal Revenue for the
f seal year ended June 30, 1919, shows
that North Carolina continues to lead
the Union in the number of illicit dis
tilleries seized, the total for North
Carolina being 814; Georgia comes
second with 789; Virginia, third with
S6; Alabama fourth with 348;, South
Carolina fifth with 280; Tennessee
s'xth with 226; New York seventh
with 126, and Kentucky eighth with!
125. In no other state were as many
t 100 distilleries seized during the
Provide for Incinerator.
The state board , of public buildings
and grounds authorized the board of
commissioners of the city of Raleigh
to use the old rock quarry site, a mile
east of the capitol, as an incinerator.
Charlotte. The twenty-third annual
show of the Charlotte Poultry associa
tion will be held in Charlotte. January
6 to 9 and from present indications
will be the largest ever held by the
This show will be held unflor tvP
rules of the American Poultry associa
tion. All standard bred fowls will ba
recognized at the show and awarded
prizes. All entries must be in by Jan
The State Prlntinfl Bill. -.
The printing account of the various
state departments paid out of the gen- J. the court, is given an incres? of $35ff
Salisbury. Rowan county, irvs rais
ed the salaries of sevral of her off I
clals. J. Frank McCubh'ns. cl1-" f
eral funds from December 1. 1918, to
November 30, 1919, amounted to $114,
192.37 according to figures available
in the office of Commissioner of Labor
and printing M. L. Shipman.
The Corporation Commission led
with the biggest printing bill, $24,8?8,
due to the vast amount of printing
made necessary by the revaluation
program. The legislative department,
with the printing of the General As
semoiy, iouowea witn szi,S03. Tnen
as clerk, his salary former. bsis: $4.
600 and as Judge of the Juvenile' court
ikhich formerly had no s?bry he will
now get $1,000. Register of Deds
Deaton gets an $809 increase on $3.-
700. Treasurer Crowder and Auditor
Neave each goes from $1,800 to $2.
400. - '
Pardons and Commutations.
After'servlng two years of a 20-year
sentence for murder in the second de
gree, Allen Fie, sent up at the August
term of criminal court in Haywood
county, was granted a conditional par
4on by Governor Bickett. The order
was among four "that make up the
first batch of the. annual Christmas
pardons granted by the Governor.
Greenville. Mr. James Allen Sut
ton, a well known citizen of this coun
ty, was found burned to death in his
home in Pitt county. He was alone,
and it is thought that he must have
had a stroke of appoplexy and fallen
into tha tr.
Hertford. - Hertford disposed of
$00 000 of public Improvement bonds, t
to Bruce Crven.' of Trinity, and at the
same tlmr; -tered into a contract
with, engineers and contractors for a
first class electric light system, and
two miles of concrete streets and
Styles In winter coats, launched at
the beginning of -the- winter season,
proved so altogether satisfactory; that
there has been no need for the intro
duction of. new departures in them.
Manufacturers ? had - only to feature
and emphasize the points that appeal
ed with such success to the buying
public, as they turned out new exam
ples of established modes. Using the
softest, of thick and pliable' materials
they have exaggerated the big muf
fler collars, the roomy sleeves and the
general ample appearance of the top
coat of the early season. In everything
(but price) the coats of today suit the
smartly dressed woman down to the
last detail. She grumbles at the un
heard of prices but she pays them.
The story of winter coats draws to
a close with the introduction of inter
esting new ways of putting them to
gether; tricks of cutting and shaping
the sleeves or of adding decorations
that are unusual, or varying the shape
of. the huge collars. The two handsome
models pictured bring out these points
in coats of approved materials made iij
on approved lines. But the coat at the
left reveals a yoke and sleeves cut in
one piece and a muffler; collar that Is
shaped differently from the original
and much-copied model. It is made of
silvertone, with big patch "pockets and
depends upon narrow" braid and but
tonsJfor a striking embellishment.! It
seems like painting the lily to add any
adorment to a cloth so rich but it is
done, by way of variety. !
In the handsome coat at the right
the outlines are much ilthe same as
those in the coat . of silvertone, but
the designer pursued a different path
to arrive at the same goal. Uncut Bo
livia is the cloth used and the sleeves
are, covered by a braided pattern that
enriches even this luxurious material.
The most voluminous of all muffler
collars snuggles up about the' throat
and a narrow; belt of the fabric draw9
attention to the fact that there is
such a thing as a waistline, without
getting very near to It. ;
' Laurinburg. At the recorders court
a new drink was In evidence. Put up
In pint bottles wfth a small label
about the size of a dime with S. A D.
manufacture printed .on it, the con
coction had an unusual effect, accord
ing to defendants for being drunk. It
Is called the "ho name drink" and
sells for $2 per bottle
Resort Hats Do Their Turn
Rockingham. The daddy rabbit
still of this section was captured by
federal officers and the ' blockaders
were also bagged.
N. C. C. A. Organized.
The North Carolina division of the
American Cotton association: was' or
ganized here at a meeting of farmer
and business men, representing 11
cotton growing counties of the state.
:Addresses were delivered by J. S.
Tannamaker, president of the Ameri
can Cotton Association; Col. Harvie
1 JdVdan; national campaign director;
A;vT" Lever, member of the federal
form loan board, and John B. Cannon,
president of the Spartanburg County
Winston-Salem, quite a number of
Winston-Salem people will go to Wil
mmgton on uecember 27 to attend
came the superintendent of pumic w the launching of the big steel ocean
struction with $16,670. freighter, "The Citv of "Wlnntan.
Other large items making tip the Satem." which was built by the Caro-
statement of the printing expenses of Una Ship-building Corporation. Miss
the state for the year include Supreme Dewitt Chatam, daughter of Mr anil
court, $8,714.93; Board of Examiners Mrs. Hugh Chatam. haa been rnn
and Institute Conductors, $4,472.6$; sprnisor for this big ship, which is
Historical Commission, $3,470.89; Au- named after this citv becan nf.th.
ditor, $8,922.92; SecreUry of State, $2-. record made In the Fourth Liberty i
xoan anve. .
Rutherfordton.- Spindale is plan
ning, for a 'new modern Baptist church.
The fud is being collected now and
work will begin soon. The town is
just finishing a. new $9,000 modern
Forest City is to have a new $100,
006 modern hotel at an early date.
Work Is going forward rapidly on It
To Support Employment Office.
County and city authorities in Wil
mington, have agreed to contribute an
aggregate of $125 per. month to the
support of the United States Employ
ment Office there until definite action
is taken by Congress ag to the future
of the service, according to Mr. M. L,
Shipman, who has charge of the work
in the state, and who returned ; from
Wilmington, where he met the county
commissioners and city council.
The status of the employment office,
one of four maintained ia the state,
ts been uncerUia for, tome months!
Two New Charters,
The Henri ?rson Community Center
was cnarierea ny the secretary or
state to promote the social, educa
tional and moral Interests of the com
munity, with $15,000 authorized capi-
taa ana i,z&o subscribed by C. A.
uewis, w. t. watkins and T. T
Hicks and others, all of Henderson.
Viiarter was also issued for the
Bank of Turkey, at Turkey, Sampson
county, with $25,000 authorized capi
tal and $5,000 subscribed. The incor
porators are J. A, Grady, J. T. Hud
son, C. J. Carroll, all of Turkey.
To Lead In Club Work. 7
That the mountain counties of the
state will lead North Carolina in or
ganized club work In 1920, is the pre-
New $75,000 Theater
' Statesville, Statesville Is to have
a modern opera house and moving
picture tn eater, The plans Were ma-
Asheville.- Unless the government
takes extensive "steps at once to curb
tha advance of .the chestnut biight, a
disease that attacks the chestnut tre
and kills It in a short time, there will
not be a chestnut tree in North Caro
lina by 1930. : '
The blight.; 'one. of the. most dreaded
and feared diseases of the woods, is
now on the North Carolina-Virginia
line and is advancing southward.
WHEELER LAUDS DRY RECORD
'Greensboro; ? It was not until
Wiyne B. . Wheeler, general counsel
for the Ant5-Saloon League of Anier
ter alized when Messers, Coontr and tM a a ,'21
Barklev rmmh fs- , u. AuY!aury counsel vi uio
Jenkins a lot adioinlnr
world Prohibition and Law Enforce
ment Movement, at the Stale ponfT-
is awm VM - 1 4. n 1 11. j
CA 1 An r r" - Ate i a 'idat . ween. marsuaneu
50 by 100 feet, the slxe of the oro-' Knrth r!iir,a0 : nunn a.t.
did the 175 workers and delesratet
present, realize the value of her es
tate. Commenting on the fact that
State Director Mebane and Organizing
Director Holleman hftd succeeded In
getting 100 counties organized.
Loan and Savings bank. The
t Posed building to be erected. Work
win Begin as soon as plans are . cam
pleted by the architect The cst of
the the?.ter will be approximately $75.
000. and will .be one of th most
beautiful design. ' .
Improving Watts Hospital
Durdam. It was brought out at the
meeting of the BSard of Aldermen,
that extensive ' improvements will b
diction now beinir mart . ai ine watts nosuai. Mr. Geo.
th; l;?u 1 ? 7 U 01 W WatU- the der of that Institu.
r!ii nsion service. In tlon. and chairman . of . the board of
7 ew? the men aid trustees, has definitely uthorzed the
"" " " section are r building of
ouowing an unusual interest In the
work, and are meeting -with a fine re
ponse on the part of the young peo
ple in the MhoolS. -:V';-The
extension service ia planning to
paly organize luba next year.
a new-itrftcture for pri
vate patients, and homiig for some of
the employees, at a cost of approx
imately $15000, ytn& tt. was stated
that he will furnish the fds neces
sary. Not only , these but other Iz
provemenU are snta?plted. - -
Bid for Hotel Accepted.
Shelby At a meeting of the Cleve
land Springs company, bids were ac-: glorious career. Some of these leave
There is a continuous performance in
the drama of millinery, and now the
headllner is due to appear. Resort
hats are about to enter and, to take the
center of the stage, eclipsing the gay
company of dance and theater 1 hats
that preceded them. Never have they
arrived In such force or, such variety
before for at least half the , world
appears to be going a-tourlng, bear
ing with It the most beautiful millin
ery that money, spent recklessly, will
buy. The genius of designers I blos
soms into Its loveliest creations in
these resorjt hats. They are made for
people who are discriminating and ap
preciative, to whom price means lit
tle, but style and distinction every
thing, and they set the pace for spring
In several lines. For the term In
cludes several classes of hats, ' with
street and sports hats' holding first
place among them" and fragile, short-
Uyed but lovely dress hats flashing into
and out of existence In a brief but
cepted for the plumbing and heating
of the new 50-room hotel.
";. Bids were ; submitted for the con
struction of the building, but on ac
count of delay in receiving shipments
of brick, the contract has not been let
as yet for the building. Considerable
stock has been subscribed, but more
f be'ng solicited in order to complete)
the proposed building with all ' modern
Improvements :'; a4 - beantlfy tat
a trace in the styles that follow for
spring and summer, while the street
and sjxrts hats Just about decide this
matter of styles. ,
Wiethe group -shown above, a sports
hat, two dress hats Rtkd one that will
Terve for various occasions offer an
alluring variety for the-consideration
of the younger tourists. Row on row
of very narrow ribbon- with a picot
edge covers the sports hat at the
top of the picture. Its broad brim, faced
witn a cross-bar pattern in crepe, as
sumes the responsibility of standing
betwen the sun and the face of Its
wearer -Many hats, similar in shape,
are made of organdy in light colors,
and there is a fad for angora embroid
ery on these dainty affairs.
The large and picturesque hat at the
left appears to be made of plaited
faille silk with plain facing of georg
ette crepe. It 2an be Imagined n
any of the favorite colors, as orchid.
r1nlr ntmi t-lvsj-ft ' w I t M n 1 A?
ground for the bouquet of small wild
flowers tied with narrow ribbon that
rests at the right sjde. .Opposite it a
wide-brimmed hat of net has a enmn
almost covered with roses" posed flat
against it and many, rose petals psi rt
ly cover the brim. The small hat flt
the bottom appears to be covered wiih
crepe, although there are several fab
rics, at hand f or the milliner that
could be used "as effectively.
wreath of large silk pansles, without
mtach , attempt at being true to life,
complete a very unusual and beautifnl
hat. . Unusual, and beautiful these
are the most desired of all things io
resort! hats. They give a zest to the
parade which passes in unending va
riety along the paths that lead throuuH