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ARE GOING HIGHER :
INCREASE IN RATES RANGING
FROM 10 TO. 75 PER CENT -PUT
UP TO COMMISSION. -
(0 EXPEND WOT MILLIONS
The $12,000,000 ' Approximate Amount
Derived from the Previous Raise
Paid Out to Employed
SEIATOR WAS UIISEATED
M riitarVle; ChapmaiuCatt N ew .York,
Enthusiastic Over Result of Long
y and Hard-Pought; Struggle.
Two Prime-Artlcles-of Commerce But
ter and Cheese, to be Forced , on
- Market Under "Lever, Act. "
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NEARLY EVERY DENOMINATION
REPRESENTED "AT RECENT
GREAT GATHERING: r
Washington. Increased express
charges, ranging fromilO to 75 per
cent and estimated to yield $25,00,000
additional revenue annually "were ask
ed -by the American Express Company,
In a petition filed with the interstate
commerce commission. '
Increased cost of conducting its
business as well as the urgent need
Cor more complete facilities and equip
- ment was given by the company ' as
grounds for asking additional revenue.
Expenditures of "many millions of
dollars' was necessary, the petition
said, and additional funds could not
be obtained under the present rates.
While explaining that previous rate
Increases added approximately $12,
000,000 to the annual - revenuer the
company said this money was given
immediately to employes in the shape
of increased wages. Granting of ex
tra wages for overtime on the basis
of an eight-hour "day was said to have
resulted in a monthly outlay of $1,022,
000 as compared to less than $50,000
before the eight-hour day and over
time may be given.
ginia legislature ratified: the federal
sufEfak amendment Final action on
the amendment was" taken by the sen
ate in adopting the ratification reso
lution of the house of delegates by a
vote of 15 to 14.
: The vote of Senator Jesse A.' Block
of Wheeling, who made a hurried trip
from California to Charleston to vote
Attendance of Women at tne Various on the amendment was epctual in
breaking the deaaiocav aenawr a.
it, Montgomery was not permitted to
nvi...A D1in'a te tnTC.Ik ffitO the TO-
Charleston... WVa:-fhe West Vir- HOUSE COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND trade'the lOTest amount of food
MEANS TAKES EXCEPTION-
TO CERTAIN STATEMENTS.
REPORU OF DOCTOR
'Conferences Ran Up' Approximately
to, 400 at the Several Session
vote",- his Meat having been declared!
ever thrown on tne maraei m
United States were announced by Dis
trict Attorney CJyne before- leaving
for Washington to lay theecheme be
fore Attorney General Palmer
James A. Miller, assistant , district
attirnev. has gathered figures to show
that Chicago storage houses now hold
j qcq Nrtrtfinila of butter.1' as com
A Witness Says It Is Only Human to Dare(i to 2.122,361 pounds stored here
im9 . nonui if Government Can la vear ago.. More than five ana one-
P.r.u.d.d.U. Grant It
; lag neia, vaero vucio -
WAS 110 INTENTIONAL INSULT
PRESIDENT WILL NOT ACCEPT
RESERVATIONS TO ARTICLE 10.
President Wilson has notified Sena
tor Hitchcock that he will not accept
, the Lodge substitute for 4the .original
Lodge reservation on article 10.
Charlotte.r-'Six hundred- minusf two.
North Carolina, minsters, represent
ing most of the evangelical denomina
tions of the state, were registered del
egates -at the . North. Carolina State
Pastor's conference of the i inter
church world movement, which con
cluded ita three day's session in the
Second Presbyterian church in Char
lotte. - rJ-:y2-: - ; v '
The report of Dr. E. H. Rawlings
on a trip he recently made through
the various mission fields and the
answeri " to "questions ''on "the Inter
church world movement by Dr.
Charles H. Pratt were the only two
' . oounds last. year.
Washington. The irana .veraufc - - being
New Yort"Snffnure r won. me dt a wmcts . w. . withholdrne these tooa
w t r.Aa.r millAf lpsr. I v'
words are simple, but they tnrm as grew wuum ouVi ------
few words do or can." ' islation in oraer to
" This was the enthusiastic - conclu- a rumpus in the nouse way :
sion .of Mrs. Carrie-Chapman . Catt, committee, considering a multitude of
president of the National American bills dealing with the subject. , '
Woman Suffrage Association, -in a iFranfcP. Keech, a New York broker.
statement issued here on receipt of formerly a neutenani coioue
news that Wast Virginia had ratified tospector general's department, op-
the federal suffrage amendment. posing additional compensation, for
former service men, aecnu-wu boui
legislation might be expected because
stuffs. He Gala he piannea w use
both. the pure food and drug act. and
the Lever law against storage bouses
to force the food stocks on the mar
ket. - '-: r :
THERE WILL. E NO STRIKES
OF MAINTENANCE OF WAYMEN
cnDTV A R P nrAD OP SLEEPING
' SICKNESS IN NEW YORK CITY ot J?110?1 Tes?
1i I V...rrl ttay rt itsattitr writ a a
XT tr 1 A ffr -mm.m I U BWB.CU IUIUUU '
features of the final session of the sleeping sickness has been reported i?!!
conference. The attendance in New York since January 1, Health W."" Z7 SSt
- tAtAt-v Va fnetilHnp hint
1 George M. Rushmore, a member of
Chicago. There will be no strike by
th 378. nOo; railroad maintenance of
The inference thai members would waymen represented to-: national
meeting nere. i. a. muuuj, m
vice president said.
at thevarious conferences of the wo
men ran up to approximately 400. "(.
Dr. Vance conducted the devotional
service with which - the conference
closed, reading a portion of the 15th
chapter of the Gospel of John and
emphasizing the words of the seventh
U. S. TYPHUS COMISSION x
IS PREPARING FOR EPIDEMIC
RRVAN WIRPS WITHDRAWAL
NAME FROM PRIMARY BALLOTS th American legion, said members
Warsaw. MentBers of the American
typhus commission-, in conjunction
verse, "If ye abide in me and my
Lansing, Mich. - William Jennings to club Congress into giving a
Rrvn tMftih-anherf crtarv of state bonusVbut he added vi t is only hu-
wu uxj ' " 1 x t- i f V- 4.
mtA flo ir o,aii ,v what Vauehn reauestlne that his name be maa 41 w:8
ye will and it shall be done unto you." withdrawn from the Michigan presi- "uuns to give it,
dential primary April 5.
of hU nasi, did not think the legion with Polish authorities;, are making
preparations for tne epwemic, wmoa
is expected to reach its crisis in April
AVIATORS USHER AND WOLF
ARE TO BE COURTMARTIALED
GREAT FIRE NEAR FORT WORTH
CAUSES A $12,000,000 LOSS.
Fort Worth, Tex. Damage estimat
ed at more than $2,000,0jP0 has been
caused and more than. 1,500 persons
have been made homeleis by fire
-which is sweeping Grand View, near
Sanford, -The Sanford Develop
ment Company, which was organized
about a month ago, has just received
its charter and seal, and is just be
ginning its operations. This organi
zation was called 'into being because
of the great' congestion that has ex
isted here for several months in hous
ing the people who desire to move
to this city.
AUTOIST OF TOLEDO, OHIO, IS
A VICTIM OF BOLD ROBBERY
FREIGHT RATES INCREA8ED
ON SHIPMENTS TO ENGLAND
Toledo, Ohio. -Three bandits
ticed Lay Dryfus into an automobile,
"drove him to a lonely spot and robbed
him of $4,000. Dryfus was slugged
and thrown from the 'machine.
New York. Freight rates on food-
I nffa - aMrvnori in ITta ?1 nn rl in Writlah
I vessels have been increased 20 cents
a hundred poundsfrom 45 to 75
El Paso. Lieutenants George IZ
Usher and Leroy M. Wolf, American
aviators,. who recently returned to E
Paso from Mexico after an enforced
stay of over one month, will be tried
by court martial here.
AMERICAN Missis. .
INSPECTION r-QD S
' ; OF, SECURING r,''
No Definite Policy Has c I
This PartiriiU- .. x
that the United States
date over Armenia. ar.
be conUIned in the
American mission under ji
eral Hartbord, whk-h rJ0l
a tour of inspection in
to-obUin first hand faetT.H
ish rule. 1 i
The report never has W
eft, although, the senate tvJ
4U"bwu i-xeiueni Wilson
mit a copy of it.
it woo tiu mai some
anowieage oi tbe recom.,.1
an Armenian mandate aad S
had attributed the Preside
to the presence of this recocS
tlon in the report.
RepresentaUves in this coj
the Armenian national couacifl
repeatedly urged that the Aj3
government acept a mandr.1
ttheir suffering peoples but o J
policy has ever been announced
FURTHER PROTEST ENTERn
AGAJNST SALES OF VE
GERMAN NAVY REPORTED tO
HAVE BEEN SURRENDERED.
A dispatch to The Exchange Tele
graph Company states it is reported
from Kiel that the naval commander
there has handed over the German
fleet to the new" Berlin government.'
Asheville, A special car from the
Bureau of Fisheries, Washington,
will arrive In Asheville soon for Pis
gah national forest with 95,000 trout
for planting in Davidson river. Mills
river and Looking Glass creek.
CAMP BENNING IS 3 ELECT ED
AS SUMMER TRAINING CAMP
PASSPORTS TO CUBA MAY BE
HELD UP FOR A SHORT TIME
I HOPES OF BANISHING THE
CIGARETTE IN FIVE YEARS
Washington. Passports, now being
Chicago. Abolition of the cigarette
in America by 1925 is the aim of the
Issued-. at the rate of from 650 to I International Cigarette , league, wnicn
800 a day may be held up until It is has been organized as successor to. the
it- was an-
Washington. Camp Bennlng, Ga.,
-mer infantry and Junior division train- determined who is. the head of the AnU-Cigarette league,
A. A. A.
inz camns. the war dftnurtment an. state aeparunem.
Salisbury, French memorial ' diplo
mas will be distributed to the nearest
relatives s' of American soldiers who
died in France. Some 50 or more of
these diplomas for people In Rowan
and surrounding counties will be giv
en out- . '
BIG DECREASE IS SHOWN IN
THE POPULATION OF BERLIN
CUTTING THEIR WAY THROUGH
THEY. MARCHED 2,000 MILES.
ANOTHER AMERICAN CITIZEN
IS MURDERED BY MEXICAN.
-Washington. Raymond Corcoran,
an American citizen, was murdered by
ATTEMPT MADE BY GERMANS
TO STAVE OFF CIVIL WAR.
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Berlin. The imperial bureau of cit
Izen guards has issued a proclamation
calling on all members of the guard
to "arm themselves to maintain peace
and order so as to prevent civil trar
until the nation . can determine Its
IS INDORSED BY LEADERS.
New York. The district council ot
the International Longshoremen's as
sociation, meeting, endorsed the stride
by several thousand: longshoremen,
flock workers and checkers employed
by coastwise lines to enforce demands
tor. wage increases and adjustment
of working ftour3.
MAY USE AMERICAN SHIPS
TO OPERATE GERMAN LINES
A plan under which Aermican steam,
ship cpmpanes would take over and
operate with American ships the 60
pre-war -world trade routes of the
Hamburg-American line, is being
worked out by the shipping board, sub
ject, it is understood, to the approval
of the German companyl"
The proposal was approved by the
senate commerce committee by a vote
of 10 to 4.
London. Thirty thousand non-bol-
I -r . . m i . .
w.ohinvtAn tv,q tji?-. snevix . Kussians. aner cutting tneir
- I v m k MOvinen Aa-At Xiat--4W V sa.
with adjacent districts now Includes way tnrougn me owsneviK lorces m - '""7 1"'
3.801.235 inhabltAnts aRrordln tft r. Siberia and marching 2.000 miles, have coruuig W iWYicw rcceiveu w me
Durham. An anonymous gift ot
5100,000 toward the fund to erect a
woman's building at Trinity college as
a memorial to the late James H.
Southgate, conditioned upon the rais
ing of a certain amount as yet not
stated, was announced by the fund
campaign committee. -
cent issues of the Berlin press which arrived at Verkhne-Udinsk.
published results of the census start
ed Octoer 8, 1919 .
state department from the American
consul at Neuvo Laredo. -
VETERAN NEWSPAPER MAN HAS
DIED AT HOME IN RICHMOND.
ALCOHOL IS BURNED VALUED
AROUND FOURTEEN MILLIONS
$100,000 18 ANNUAL SALARY
OF BRITISH AMBASSADOR.
- Richmond, Va. Henry Aylett Samp
son, veteran newspaper man and poet,
Fayetteville, A strong protest
against the pardon of Chas. L. O.Hlg
gins by Governor Bickett was made
in a signed statement given out here
by N. A. Sinclair, prominent attorney,
who assisted the prosecution" which
resulted, in O'Higgins' conviction of
abducting a married woman.
. Oran, Algeria. Fire which started
from a match carelesslv drannnri in a
warehouse here wis brought under srandson of Patrick Henry.
control after it had destrnvAiT tnnnT
thousand barrels of alcohol and other MANY STILLS ARE CAPTURED
property causing a loss estimated at
70,000,000 francs. -
London. The British ambassador
died at his home here after an illness at Washington will hereafter receive
of several months. He was a great zo'000 Pounas (iioo,opo) yearly.
His salary will be 1,500 and enter-
IN THE STATE OF ALABAMA.
tainments allowance 17.500 pounds
Premier Lloyd George made this an
nouncement in the house of commons.
NO FURTHER LOANS ARE TO
BE MADE TO ALLIED NATIONS
Talladega, Ala. Federal prohibition
officers in Alabama destroyed 103 illi
cit distilleries wlth a total capacity
of 7,194 gallons during Februarv. ac-
VIRGINIA RETAIL CLOTHIERS
AGREE TO SMALLER PROFITS.
UNITED STATES IS BLAMED
FOR TROUBLES IN TURKEY
WashinMon. "- Th e-nv--n
ments wiir receive no further loaTls oflIce of enforcing agent.
from the Ameircan government," Sec
retary Houston announced. '
Loans made to- the allies to date
tntal 9 RKQ R51 RAH QA v,- vti
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iaiuuuu. oiame ior ine
that are being experienced in settling
the Turkish problem were laid at the
door of the United States by Earl Cur
zon, the foreign secretary, fn explam-
Kinston,-Had the tobacco market Washington.-Howard Figg. assist- T Z Tr , 8 negoua-
. V . tions to the house of lords.
Washington, (Special ) E. D.' Smith
of South Carolina will go to Greens
boro, N. C, to make the principal
speech in behalf of the plan of boost
ing exports from the Southern states Hons' authorized by congress.
and to prevent unfavorable action on
the part of-the railroads in withdraw- FIGG COMING SOUTH TO
ing fair rates to that section. - - AID WAR ON HIGH
Richm6nd; Va. Charging that man-
cording to figures announced from the hturers had systematically, and in
many instances without reason, in
creased the cost of goods, the Virgin
la Association of Retail Clothiersahd
against sale of merchant Tesl
made by the Midwest- Gulf
lantlc Foreign Trade and TrayJ
tlon committee, in a letter to fi
ate commerce committee.
THE ENGLISH TRADES UNIOl
CONGRESS VOTES NO STi
London. The special trade
congress, in session here, rotei
whelmingly against the strike i
and in favor of continued e2r.
constitutional means tn pffort fJ
tionallzation of mines.
PLEA OF "LITTLE ARMY" MR
IS REJECTED BY THE HC
Washington. Pleas ol "little i
men to reduce the military expeq
were rejected by the house, wild (
proved a peace time esubiistmd
299,000 enlisted men and 1720
SOUTH CAROLINA IS FACING
A SERIOUS COAL SHORTA!
Columbia, S. C South Carolia
threatened with a serious coal far:
reports from various parts of tie c
Indicate. One large industry ben
ready has-been forced to closet
on account of the complete exhai
of the local supply.
VERY FIRMLY WORDED NOTE
TO-BE FORWARDED GERM
Paris. The conference of ami-.
Furnishers, in annual convention here
agreed to reduce their percentage if
troubles profi fth sales of spring goods.
THE NAVY MAY COMMANDEER .
V . FUEL OIL FOR ITS VESSELS.
dors have decided to send the
man government a very firmly j
ed note demanding immediate
tion of the penalties promised for
outrages suffered by officers of
lnter-allied - commission to me
States during the German evau
of this region.
AMERICANS CALLED UPOINTTO
ASSUME A GIGANTIC TASK,
Annapolis, Md. America must as
sume some gigantic task of world ser
rice or be "recreant to the consecra
tion we made on April 6, 1917," Secre
tary Daniels said here today, speaking
to the midshlpment of the naval acad
emy..' .- .., ; .;
"The problem of world statesman
hip today' he said, Is to find some
task that will fire the nationaf im-
agination and ennoble "national
thusiasm. What shall .it be?"
here been a communistic institution ant to the attorney general in charge
last year every man, woman and child the department of justice's cam
in the community might be richer by paign against the high cost of living
$1,000 today. The final figures for the is going to visit the South. .
season, announced by E. "Y. Speed, He left here. for. a tour of the south
secretary of the Market Board of t 3pread the department's econo
Trade, show that that part of the crop doctrine
sold here brought $13,004,490.48. and a series
that the . total of pounds was 28,
088,758. ' : - i v
APPROXIMATELY 50,000 OF
OUR DEAD TO BE SENT HOME
Washington. The navy is prepared
to commandeer the fuel oil necessary
for its fighting ships if ' Its require
ments are not covered at "reasonable"
prices. In the bids , to be. opened for
the next - fiscal year. Secretary Dan
While it is hoped that the exercise
Washington. The bodies of abont
my en nnA rt f Vi r a a j i n
nf Lf V t S! will be returned to the United States o our commandeering authority under
oi meetings or. chambers of oama th Iver t vi-tmt
w v w n n iVtUVV OUU. 9,vUv . Will f- " v - " w uvvvolku J ,
commerce, civic and women's organ!- :,,r:f
zationa iuwu irojuiaucuuy mierrea
Secretary Baker said.
Mr. Daniels said, "the American navy
must have its fuel." . - .
CMir.Ann ai nPRMPN DESIRE'
w www m m m m v mm - i
REFERENDUM ON PROHIBIT!
Chicago. The Chicago city coOj
voted 51 to 10 to petition tne ui
legislature to withdraw its apprors
the constitutional prohibition tsr
ment,' that the question may
hnrhrt Atl?oA (ho nptltion saw
i w -sm-m mm a 9 mv f -
purposeNras "to restore the sfc
light wines and beers."
Oxford PostofMce Looted
Oxford, War savings stamps valu
ed at $10,000, postage- stamps to the
amount" of $5,000 and about s $75 in
cash were secured by safe-blowei-s
who blew open the safe of the Oxford
postoffice here and made their es
cape. , " , 's-:--;.j'-v:; '
Five strangers, reported to v have
RELIEF IS DEMANDED FROM
New -York. Possibility of a general
SUFFRAGE ACTION OF WEST
VIRGINIA TO BE CONTESTED.
DYE INDUSTRY IS RETARDED-.
BY UNCERTAIN LEGISLATION
Louis. The American dye In
ttHVa Af 9Rft aaa noouuiBwra. 1U . West .Virginia I " w Aiucutau uyo in-
not provided im
mediately against profiteering land-
ment after; unseating Senator Mont- f Independence, of this country, is being
gomery "simply made the alleged rat-i retard6d trough the uncertainties of
FAMINE MENACES FIUME;
NO FOOD IN THREE WEEKS.
Flume, Famine seems to . be neai
" :.S,SU. fS iflcation-a matter for the courts to legislation, according to an announce-
K w,vvJUtiucrauon -ai a COnr Mi.Ma xti i . . . man marlo -C- n XT .
been ssepn at T?VaTVHTift ic fofenoa h iMTo-rr- tti, ; , Ci. i m, uomu Association up- - onreye,
. - - - - - . am D A AAA "V
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the persons who
The robbery was not discovered
until the postoffice was opened.
mo ociicuvrj. respeciiveiy OI tne Pof,,0.l 4. 7.x. ' meotnr Iv,
to TlnrZ" W to be a violation of "the Mr. Shreye is the secretary of thd
WMti7w nL-ZT maue constitutional provision ' for a two- flewly organized Dye Section, an im-
' VDU"91 VJlilUU. third. VrttA fr, . I TMrfant nart nf tVo.
Wilmington's Ferry Boat
w iimmgton,--Uhairman W. P. Mc
Glaugon, of the board of county com
missioners, and Chairman J. J, Knox,
T -iwwo -ir 1 lULfi 1U ' r SYRIAN rOMfiDCCC ncl Anrro TO RPI PP.T PrtMUIl-rrrii..
rc tuc tdtatw , 1 wkwtnnbo I . w in 1,1 1 1 icemen
vr rfcAtl SYRIA INDPPPNneKiT ota---
TO SETTLE STRIKE DISPUTES
Washington. Here is article 10 of
.mscw Nofoodha been broof the Brumwick board, will lea the peace Ttre9ty to entenc
o v. .wi luicc weeits Italian ; tor onJueaa v-iiy, wnere tney .will
naval units convey all merchant ves-
sels from Ancona and Venice so that
further seizures by rTAnnunitan forces
are impossible. As . a. consequence
there is, much suffering. There have
been rumors that Capt. D'Annunz'o'a
lorces will attack Croatia In an effort
. to obtain supplies.1.
witness the launching of the . new fer
ry boat, J. J. Knox, which will be used
xo connect Wilmington and Bruns- i
The boat Is named in honor of the
Brunswick Chairman, whos efforts
to procure a modern ferry service be
tween New Hanover and Brunswick
have been tireless. - - - -
Beirut, Syria. The Syrian con- Washington. The 16 railroad unions
Tha - u " i.. -:r- ".-uin.uo ucworeu ovria w uc .lsvvuluoxl.-ox rauwav -execu
";rrr?.r"e leaEU?:nn?et:- Independent sUte: .There were tires were directed bv the interstate
r i hca it 10 vi
: . im r.DiwTiwr. iNJUNCi'
Enid, Okla. A decision of tb
ed. States supreme court nd
between the United States mr-
uwAawwa tuivi waA
making the south bank
of th 1
river form the boundary line
the states of Oklahoma
were cited in an opinion given
eral Judge Youmans when ne i
a temporary injunction to tne
sonia Development Association &
Sam Sparks and others.
NEW MEMBERS OF THE LEjGj
OF NATIONS ARE ANNOUN
take to resoect and tres(rvft .o r""4 .ow . AUOT were .
exrnal;aggre.sionhelerri7o SSiiJ L1. commerce commUsion to. make npmi
.- - , vvvum;m,oi n is nsTKirTn mnA uauun inr gmtn an nan ui &
egruy and .TisHn ----- .. .7 t . - -"u.vavi, ou-
WdiceViii mTi-.- - J.n oi the icing of Hejaz, wUl iTeiy,to the.tri-partite board created
!x? t members of the league, be crowned king. Palestine, Lebanon by the transportation act which win
'ase iortbrn Mesopotamia ' are in! attempt settlement of oVsputes wTtL-
ggressicS ifT-f1 in the district where 'the out strikes. , . v '
SSS tly ,.idem,nkmot less than
gation shall be fulfilled." I "7- forcing xne peace men to be submitted toPresident
: ,7 I' lce to recognize Syria. Wilson ..who will Choose ; the board.
London, With the official no
tion of the accession of the W
Nations -of. SwiUerland. P
Sweden, Norway and Holland,
two, namely Salvador and y
of the Veraailles treaty invite
come original members of tw
have - definitely accept- b j
has - signified Its intention oi
the league, but Venezuela j
declared its Intentions.
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