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THE WORLD OVER
IMPORTANT HAPPENINGS OF THIS
AND OTHER NATIONS FOR
SEVEN DAY8 GIVEN
HIE NEWS 0FTHE SOUTH
What U Taking Place In The SoutSw
land Will Bt Found I
Government owned ships built dur
ing the war., should be. and can be.
sold to private operators for prices
covering the cost, overhead and. total
investment; says C. W. Morse. . ' -
The campaign against food profit
eers and hoarders has netted a total
of 896 arrests, the department of jus
tice announces. While only a small
number of these cases have been
brought to trial, these prosecutions so
far resulted in 28 convictions, offi
Definite plans for the first nation
wide aggressive political campaign
by organized labor to control congress
and elect friendly national and state
officials have been made by . a, com
mittee of the American Federation of
Labor and, it is stated, will be an
Pending a decision by the Supreme
court of the United States on the con-
STARTED IN KOREA
JAPANESE POST OF 700 MEN
ATTACKED ATTNIGHT AND
300 ARE KILLED.
Fire destroyed the principal build
ings of the American Agricultural and 6tUutionality of the farm loans act,
Chemical company and their contents an future applications for loans from
at Regia, near Havana, Cuba, with a federal farm loan banks will be held
loss estimated at ten million dollars, j m abeyance, Farm Loan Commission
Numerous explosions during the fire er Morris announces.
Another revolution has occurred in
Vldaivostok, the Siberian port 'through
which the American expeditionary
M 1 i . 1
lorces are Deme reiumcu juwe. victu
als charged with war crimes to be tried erai Graves said the crowds in the
by a neutral tribunal, if the entente city were orderiy and that the allied
will agree. The Swiss government has ' forces were patrolling the streets to
declared its readiness to arrange sucn , protect innocent neonle and to Dre-
HAND OF BQLSHEV1K1 SHOWN
Officials Have Known for Some Time
That Ma.iy Thousands of Koreans
Meditated Hostile Action.
spread panic among the inhabitants
of the village.
The German government probably
will be willing to surender its nation-
Baron Kurt von Lersners refusal to
vent looting. The revolution is re
ported to have announced that no one
accept the allied note regarding the t would be molested unless he had
extradition of accused Germans was ' committed an offense or crime, in
not in accordance with instructions he
had received from Berlin. The Ger
man government had requested him to
receive it, but he asked by telegraph
for permission to retire, and his res
ignation was immediately accepted.
, The council of ambasasdors, after its
meeting, in Paris, issued a statement
saying that the decision of the allies
with regard to Germans whose extra
dition is demanded for war crimes be
communicated direct to Berlin. A
which case he would be tried by the
civil court. The uprising Is in no
way connected with the Bolshevik!
Marketing of cotton seed for plant
ing purposes should be made a most
highly specialized industry, and the
term, "planting cotton seed," should be
made to represent a produce of in
finitely greater intrinsic and potential
value than ordinary cotton seed, or
the average planting cotton seed of
today, the department of agriculture
dispatch from Berlin announces the has concluded, after a thorough inves-
receipt there of the list of persons tigation of the subject.
the demand for the surrender of whom
had been made by the allies.
A wireless dispatch from Odessa re
ports a great victory for the Russian
volunteer army over the Bolsheviki
forces, which have been driven back
over the Don river.
Details concerning the landing at
Nacozari, Sonora, Mexico, of two Unit
ed States aviators, have been request
ed by the foreign office for the pur
pose of framing and forwarding an en
ergetic protest to the United States
She draft of the note to be sent to
Germany with the list of persons
whose extradition is to "be demanded
The United States treasury does
not look with favor upon certain fea
tures of the proposed international
conference recently called by tha co
terie of nationally known financiers
and commercial leaders in an effort
to lead the world out of the financial
and commercial chaos into . which it
was dragged by the war. Secretary
Glass declares that such a conference
would serve to "cause confusion and
revive hopes, doomed to disappoint
ment, of further government loans.1
Washington. Official dispatches re
ceived here said a force of 2,000 Ko-
J . ..In
reans, armea principally wun equip
ment furnished by the bolsheviki,
crossed into northern Korea from
Kirin, Manchuria, and attacked a
Japanese post of 700 men at night,
killed 300 of them and routed the re
According to these dispatches, the
attack! was the initiation of an active
rebellion in Korea. It was described
as "the beginning of a tremendous
Several other clashes have occurred
between the insurgents, greatly rein
forced by recruits from the natives
of the districts, and troops forming
Japanese frontier posts, the dispatch
said. In nearly every case the Japan
ese were outnumbered heavily and
were forced to withdraw after suf
fering heavy losses.
According to official information.
bolshevik authorities are in close
touch with the korean leaders and
are mating every enort to provide
their troops with adequate equipment.
Officials here have known for some
time that many thousands of Koreans
who, fled into Manchuria were medita
ting hostile action against Japanese.
While there is no real bolshevik feel
ing among these people, according to
the authorities, they are so stirred by
hostility to the Japanese that they
probably are willing to join with any
other elements in attacking them.
LITTLE CHANGE IN
RECIPIENT OF AN INCOME OF
ANY KIND EXCEPT FROM
PROPERTY 18 LIABLE.
CHANGES TO CALENDAR YEAR
The Exemption Is $1,000 for Unmarried
Persons and $1,500 for Married
Persons and Some Widows.
uoatRVED IN chah-.
U FEBRUARY g iq
The state tax commission has is
sued a statement, in which it is
hroueht out that there has been no
changes in listing Incomes under the
re-valuation act, except as to the aate
All incomes except, from property,
must be listed. The commission au
thorises the publication of . the following.
"The only change in listing incomes
under the re-valuation act is that in
come will be listed for the calendar
year, 1919, instead of the year ending
May 1, as formerly.
"The income required by state law
to listed Is income from salaries,
fees, trade and professions and prop
erty not taxed."
"This -covers income of all persons,
of either sex, who work for wages
or salary, and all persons who receive
compensation for personal services in
"The exemptions are $1,000 for un
married persons and $1,500 for mar
ried persons, or for widows and wid
owers having minor child or children.
"The state income tax rate is one
per cent of Income above exemption
and up to $2,500; the next $2,500 and
one and one-half per cent; the next
$5,000, two per cent; above $10,000
two and one-half per cent."
Ma,jr Ntw Enterprise.
During the month of January new
enterprises were chartered in North
Carolina by the Secretary of state
with an authorized capital stock "of
approximately 23 millions of dollars,
tnd of this amount the initial amount
subscribed and, paid in by the incor
porators was, in round figures, three
million "dollars. " .'
These figures represent the outlay
cf. altogether new concerns aumo-
rized to begin business in the state.
Ihe amount involved in established
businesses increasing their orginal
capital stock, paying in aaaiuonai
money, is not avaldable but will ap
proximate hundreds of thousands or
dollars additional for the 30 flay
North Carolina capital invested in
new cotton mills alone during Janu
ary was $8,800,000, which went into
IS new textile manufacturing plants.
The majority of these mills are to be
located in Gaston county which, even
prior to January 1, was the leading
textile center of the South, having at
that time more tnan pianis. I scout troops in Charlotte' t I
Including in the list, of new Indus- Executive J. E. Steers!
i"M i,uoii.dicu " i uduonai neia commissi)
lag institutions, scatterea preuy wcu
over the state.
The Movement w.
A m. M. '
Charlotte. Plans for tv.
of scout week, Februart I
s.ve, marking the loth aaa j
the beginning of the moYe-J
United RtatM v..
; ' 1C &k
Building and Loan Operations.
Reports of last year's Building and
Loan operations being received by
the North Carolina Insurence Com
missioner make a fine impression re-
'sardine their value. One association
; alone during the past year built 232 country in June, 1916, asd;
dwellings besides making stock loans iwura m aii reM
to members. On stocks they loaned aucauonai agencies ia tij,
on the preparation.
In his resume nf cu...
w OVWUT J
Steere said that the orgaiv
now active in 52 county
worm, wnue aunng tne y ;
America, 1,200,000 boys hani
iraming, over 500,000 being J
ine movement was recog;
federal bill of incorpora
PRESIDENT OPPOSES MAKING
MILITARY TRAINING ISSUE.
District Attorney Charles F. Clyc
brought suit in the circuit court of
Dy tne allies was approved by the coun- appeals at Chicago to have Victor Ber-
cn oi ambassadors in Paris. The note, ger, convicted Socialist congressman,
ana tne list will be handed at once sentt to Leavenworth penitentiary to
to tne uerman representatives in Far- serve out his ten-year sentence. The
is. It was decided by the council that suit is based on new evidence alleged
neither the note nor the list should to have been procured.
Ito J ...1.1!. I
v uiauc puum,. . Virtually the entire detective force
The total number of names on the ; of New York is searching for some
extradition list the allies have pre--clue which may lead to the arrest of
sented to Germany is in the neighbor-, the murderer of Miss R. Constance
hood of eight hundred, and is divided xHoxie, the talented 17-year-old music
wasnington. .president Wilson op
poses the plan to have the democratic
members of the house at their caucus
make an issue of universal military
Follow no "Jack O'Lanterns."
Disavowing any sensation in the
situation now confronting the Inter
nal Revenue system in North Caro
lina, and declaring that the question
of the duties of Col. A. D. Watts suc
cessor as Supervisor Is merely one of
departmental policy, Mr. J. W. Bailey, j ings of juvenile C0Tirt since they
$15,000 and on mortgages $330,000.
"During its entire existence this as
sociation has never lost one cent,"
said Commissioner Young. - "And
from all the reports on file in this de
partment there can be no question
but that these Building & Loan As
sociations &re doing a great business,
and they are adding materially to the
industrial progress seen on every
hand." A recent report shows one as
sociation last year made net profits
of $14,002.87, and paid off two series.
Work of Juvenile Courts.
Commissioner, of Public Welfare
Roland P. Beasley, in a statement re
garding the ' work of the juvenile
courts of North Carolina, says that
more than three thousand cases have
been handled since the law was en
acted a year ago. This is the first
authentic statement made by Mr.
Beasley with reference to the work-
Several universities 1Q
liclude training for scout!
in their curricula.
In Charlotte the movem?;
about five years ago.
At present there are 22
Charlotte, with over 400
scout; officials, connected v:t
rious j religious and edactt-jj
tutions of the city. The sex
U composed of 45 of the It
ness men of tbe city, and hi
executive In charge and
headquarters at 298 Latta
Applications are now in fo
ganization of five new troopi
RoCky Mount. Miss Alice
cf Burgaw, who was a teachrl
Bunn school of Nash countj i
burnsat an early hour from r
died"-six hours later.
CLAIM MADE THAT JAPANESE
EVACUATED NORTHERN KOREA
X J t i . m mmmm m
mio . eignt sections. Tne Iirst is a
common list, and the second includes
names like Bethmann-Hollweg, Hin
denburg, Ludendorf f , Mackensen, the
crown princes and other notables.
Completion of the record of casual
ties of the American Expeditionary
forced in the world war is announced
by Adjutant General Harris with the
issuance of a final revised list of the
"old casualties." The total was 293,
070. Senator Gilbert M. Hitchcock, ad
ministration spokesman in the senate,
has made it clear that the president
is not "going to make it unanimous."
He refers to the peace treaty as it
relates to the league of nations.
The . decennial census, now being
taken, will reveal that the center of
population of the United States has
moved eastward and not toward the
west or the soulh, as had been com
Additional anti-sedition legislation,
simple in character and guarding the
guarantees of the bill of rights, but
covering "hiatus in present statutory
laws," is urged by Attorney General
Palmer before the house judiciary com
mittee. Upholding the right of free
speech, and constructive criticism, the
attorney general protested against any
thing which is too drastic and far
reaching that they overreach and nul
lify their purposes.
Agreement on the railroad legisla
tion is announced by Senator Albert B.
Cummins of Iowa, and the bill, as
amended by the conference committee
of the senate and house, will be pre
sented to both bodies for final action
in about five days.
A bill of sweeping nation-wide mili
. tary importance has been introduced
by Senator Harris of Georgia. In a
word it provides for doubling the stu
dent personnel at the West Point Mil
itary acadssay, thereby doubling the
output .of young officers. : -: j
Favorable report on the bill repealing'
me war-time measure under which the
government controls wheat prices was
ordered by the senate agriculture com
mittee..' ' '.
Elimination of-useless employees in
non-productive business, the speeding
np of all lin of industry , commen
surate with the present activity of the
larmers and determination of retailers
and jobbers to exact only a reasonable
profit, are recommended as a solution
for the high' cost of living problem by
Edwin T. Meredith, who took oath ol
office as secretary of agriculture, Feb
student, who was brutally slain with
a hammer in her home in West 88th
street. The police are in doubt as to
whether the girl was killed by an ao
quaintance or by a man who called
to rent a room. '
Two trainmen are known to have
been killed and fifteen to twenty
five negroes are believed dead in the
wreck of the St. Louis, Iron Mountain
and Southern passenger train, which
plunged through an open drawbridge
over the Tensas river, in Louisiana.
Six children two sets of triplets
within fifteen months, is the birth rec
ord in the family of Mr. and Mrs. Po
sey Livingstone of Albany, Ala. The
second trio of children was born Feb
ruary 2, and all are well.
Damages running into the hundreds
of thousands of dollars at St. Augus
tine, Fla., have resulted from a tre
mendous downpour of rainfall, which
amounted to 14.55 incites in forty
The potato section around St. Au
gustine, Fla., is under water, and the
loss to that crop is estimated at sev
eral hundred thousand dollars.
Announcement by the prosecution
at Tombstone, Ariz., that dismissal of
the charges against three defendants
because of absence of witnesses was
being considered, was followed by ab
rupt adjournment of court in the trial
of 210 men charged with kidnaping in
connection with the deporting of 1,186
striking copper miners and their sym
pathizers at Bisbee, Ariz., in 1917. -
Robert P. Hamilton, Jr., University
of Virginia graduate, Charlottesville,
Va.; Paul Robinson Norton, Princeton
University graduate, Princeton, N. Jn
and Theodore S. Wilder, Oberlin Col
lege graduate, 1875 East Twenty-
fourth street, Cleveland, Ohio, have
been selected as the three Rhodes
scholars at large allotted to the United
States by the Rhodes trustees because
of the unprecedented competition foi
the sixty-four scholarships filled, last
An outline of what the government
expects to prove against Truman H.
Newberry, United States senator, and
his 123 associates, charged with con
spiracy in connection with the 1918
senatorial campaign, was started in the
federal district court at Grand RaDida.
Mich., by Frank D. Dailey, special ast
sistant attorney general.'.
Drastic reduction in the number ol
national hank depositaries is being
made by the treasury department, with
tne result tnat less than 400 of the
1,331 such Institutions holding federal
funds on June 30, 1919. are expected
to survive tne Droning knife.
London. Northern Korea has been
evacuated by the Japanese, it is
claimed in a wireless dispatch from
Moscow, quoting an umsK message.
The population rose to aid Korean
forces from Chinese territory, it is
TROOPS IN PROTECTING A
PRISONER SHOOT TO KILL.
Lexington, Ky. four persons were
killed and several injured here when
a mob, intent upon lynching William
Lockett, a negro, who confessed to
the murder of 10-year-old Geneva
Hardman, charged the courthouse
during Lockett's trial and was fired
on by police and state troops.
Collector of Internal Revenue in
North Carolina, issued a statement
with the-avowed purpose of prevent
"There is something new in the pa
pers every day about tne internal
Revenue system in North Carolina,
and in no statement that I have seen
has there been evidence of an ac
curate' understanding of the system or
the present situation," says Mr.
Baoiley. I respect, of course, the opin
ions of the .newspaper reporters as
such; but opinions, rumers, and gues
ses make on headway against the
facts. When a reporter begins "it
seems" or " it is rumored" or "they
say" quit your reacting unless you
like to follow Jack o'lanterns into the
FOCH TO CONFER WITH POLES
ON THE BOLSHEVIKI MENACE
Warsaw. Definite decision has been
reached that Marshal Foch, command
er-in-chief of the allied armies, shall
come to Warsaw to confer with Pol
ish military authorities regarding the
bolshevik menace, it is announced by
the Journal de Pologne, a French lan-
Value of State Crops.
The value of North Carolina crops
last year was $683,000,000 compared
with the fire years average, iai3-1917,
of $258,000,000. South Carolina's crop
production last year exceeded in
value by $45,000,000 the total of Cali
fornia's and the value of North Caro
lina's crop exceeded by $208,000,000
the "value of California's. The three
Pacific coast states, Washington, Ore
gon and Callfornia1 had aggregate
values for crops last year of $810.-
000.000, which was $226,000,000 less
than the crop values of Texas.
FARM ORGANIZATIONS NOT TO
JOIN AMERICAN FEDERATION
Washington. Farm organizations
will not join the American Federation
of Labor in its non-partisan campaign
to elect this year only friends of the
union movement, according to T. C.
Atkeson, reperesentative of the Na
tional Grange, which has 700,000
Blckett Boosting Hoover.
Governor T. W. Blckett came out in
a statement advocating Herbert Hook
er for the presidency, declaring that
he represents the real democratic
were created by - legislature enact
ment He says that "the appeal in be
half of , a neglected child has gone
deep in tie hearts of North Carolina's
Bragg was given a sound
the Senate when it approja:
173,000 for various purposes t
It a first-class outfit.
The senate accepted tie kZ
prupriation for the camp.
Alumni Conference Called.
Presidents and secretaries of 55
local alumni -associations of the Uni-.
versity of North Carolina within the
State and of seven associations in
New York, Boston, Washington, Rich
mond, Norfolk, Atlanta, and Birming
ham have been invited to assemble at
Chapel Hill February 26th, for the
Greensboro. With a nuibcd
Influenza cases reported today
Stafford stated that the city q
sioners would adopt an ordiar
lag 4the city schools, theater a
quiring removal of chairs tr.
Projected Road Mileaet 255.
Washington, (Special) The North
Carolina road projects which will re
ceive federal aid have a total milage
of 2i5. a total estimated cost of $1,-
The Influenza Situration.
An abatement of influenza in North
Carolina, with the situration in Ashe
ville and Catawba county, storm cent
ers, under control, was indicated in
reports to the State Board of Health
from various counties of the State.
Decided improvement was reported
to the State Board of Health for con
ditions in Asheville andtwo mill, com
munities in Catawba .county, but
press reports from Asheville were to
the effect that this decline was ac
companied with an increase in pueu
Because ofthe early closing hours
of the County Health Department, re
ports were not available for Raleigh
and Wake county. Meredith College,
Peace Institute and St Mary's with
out a case of influenza in any of them,
established quarantines. This, it was
pointed out, is purely a precautionary
At the Methodist Orphanage the
crest of the epidemic, it is thought.
has been reached, and while no new
cases were reported, some of the two
hundred or more children are quite
sick. Three or four pneumonia eases
Winston-Salem. ReT. Gil:
Rowe, pastor of Centenary
church, is at the bedside of hist
Dr. J. C. Rowe. for -many jr."
of the leading members of
ern North Carolina conference
critically ill in Salisbury.
Lumberton. Robeson fara
furnish at least 3,000 bales :
300,000 bales of low grade colts
ei by President J. S. Wannax
the American Cotton associate
shipped to European spinners.
Elizabeth City. Pasqnotai
Gates counties will makejoJ
teation to the State Highly
sion at its next meeting I
federal aid for a road aero1'
rrvfll .Qwnmn 1 in Vine" the 1"'
tion of Newland township.
tank county, , with Acorn Hu
GREAT RAILWAY STRIKE IS
ORDERED FOR FEBRUARY
Detroit A strike of 300,00 members
of the Brotherhood of Maintenance of
Ways Employes and Railway Shop La
borers was called for Tuesday, Feb
ruary 17, at a meeting of the general
chairmen of the brotherhod here.
mtT ' m . m
i am loatne to call a strike," Mr.
Barker said, "but there is nothing else
we can do.. Or huands have been forc
ed. I am tired of the treatment we
have received from government offi
War Records Association.
A war record association in every
county in North Carolina, charged
with gathering and keeping the ser
vice record of every soldier of each
county who served the Nation in the
late war, was urged at a meeting of
collectors from eastern Carolina here.
The commission plans to go farther
than the customary gathering of bare
facts of a man's service, and the cus
tomary , memorials, but to collect and
maintain a record of each man that
will be a living story of his services
to his county.
NEW PARTY IS FORMED TO BE
KNOWN AS "THE LABOR PARTY'
Washington Organized labor three
million strong, has thrown , its hat into
the political ring.
vf . . . .
vigorously denouncing Congress,
which "has failed to do Its duty," the
A m origin THA m .
uiwiwu r cueittuuu oi Laoor an
nounced the appointment of a national
non-partisan political t campaign com
mittee which will mobilize trade union-
ists and "all lovers of freedom" in an
effort to defeat candidates indifferent
or hostile to labor.
$7,000,000 Personal Property.
One citizen of. North Carolina, list
ing his personal property for taxation
tinder the Revaluation act, places a
value of $7,000,000' on his personal be
longings in the State, according to a
preliminary report that has come in
to the Revaluation Commission.: His
return represents an amount greater
than all the personal property return
ed in any cine county under the old
system of listing, and memibers of the
commission see in It an indication 'of
the enormous Increase in listed values
in tha 3ta!.
Yadklnville. Yadkin county
man came nine miles throv
wathr trt Vadkinville on
w ami . a .-
tnr IttimiAi "TTncle Bill" Rel "
will be 93 years oTa next Sep
Vi viriToirlo line
who is 93 years old.
Camp Bragg Taken Care of.
Washington, (Special) Appropria
tions totaling $1,173,000 were made by
the Senate for Camp Bragg, N. C, in
special army appropriation bill
which has already passed the House.
The section affecting Camp Bragg in
the bill passing the Senate had only
amendments of verbiage, which will
-be speedily accepted by the conferees.
The army 'bill was called' up and
immediately consideration began. Sen
ator Overman explained the necessity
for action on the Camp Bragg Item.
Alleged Blockader Shot .
Gordon Lowery. alleged block ad er,
was shot in the left leg about . noon
St a still near the Falls of Neuse.
Lowery was surprised at the plant, it
Is said by revenue officers. He re
ceived his wound during an exchange
of shots. None of the officers-receiv
ed wounds. Lowery was brought to
Rex Hospital: for treatment . His
case is not serious. The-raiders were
Deputy v Marshalls Earnest ; , Raines.
Eugene Richardson and Jack Gordon
The officers did not reveal who shot
Woman Held as "Gun P'kf
Salisbury. Mrs. R. M. So
young white woman, of Cae3te"
Is being held in the local
' m : m nictol.
cuaxge oi carry iu a r--
With Mrs. Summey is her
old hiA nrt a woman comP1
refuses to leave her in her i-
Ttl-m C3. foil ntt'Wi h"S
and when he saw her la 1
room of the Soutnem uf
tempted to get her to return j
iiim she ran him out of u
nyith a plstoL
No Water Develop J
Hickory. A rumor nas ;
Here for several oay -
, j rflHic"
dismantling the two
fcought at Rhodhiss,
ir to J
plants and installing in
chinery for the mUls &a tf
lag the Catawba river wita
' Investigation, however. P f
the power company has J v
Intention of a new
though eventually w
txoM at lUiodaltt.