WILL MEET NEXT
SUPERIOR COURT CLERKS ELECT
E. C. BYERLY AS PRESIDENT
FOR ENSUING YEAR.
Wrlghtsvllle Reach was selected a*
the 1926 meeting place of the superior |
court clerks of North Carolina in the
closing day of their eighth annual con
vention at Salisbury. The following
officers were named: E. C. Byerly, of
Davidson county, president; J. D.
Bardin, Wilson county, vice president
and D. B. McCubbins, Rowan county,
The morning was given over to dis
cussion of topics of special interest
to the court clerks. "The Juvenile
Court—Laws and Problems" was dis
cussed by J. A. Little of Stanly coun
ty and other*, and "The Clerks and the
Bar," was a subject led by L. M. Chaf
fin. of the Harnett county court.
Round table discussions followed, this
•being led by H. H. Carson, of Polk
The principal address before the
convention was that by T. A. Mc-
Neill of Lumberton. solicitor of the
Ninth Judicial district, who spoke
frankly on the moral training of child
ren. getting his cue from the large
number of children that are appearing
as defendants in the courts of North
Carolina. He was emphatic in want
ing to see something done that would
put a stop to this. The clerks were
in hearty accord with him. they be
ing made in a great measure respon
sible for many of these wayward boys
and girls by virtue Of their office a*
judge of the juvenile courts.
The superior court clerks have giv
en more thought and attention to mat
ters of this character in this mating
than they have to anything that would
be of personal benefit to them, it was
State I* Foutrh Among Debtor*.
The state government of the Unit
ed States have Increased their bond
ed debt nearly 50 p*r cent in the past
three years, according io a nation-wide
survey of state finances Just complet
ed by the Bank of America. New York.
The huge debt now amounts to sl.-
558.742.433 38 or $13.89 for every man,
woman and child in the country.
North Carolina ranks fourth In the
sice of the state debt, and third in
the per capita rate of this debt.
New York State's population, pros
perity and great permanent improve
ments are reflected in its bonded debt,
which aggregates $320,991,000. The
cost of its canal system, highways and
bonus to war veterans give* It the
largest total debt of any state, al
though its per capita debt is compar
atively low. Massachusetts is second
with $115,046,961 98. of which a large
proportion represents the value of Ita
metropolitan district improvement*
and highways. Following these are
Illinois with a debt of $112,071,100.
North Carolina with $105,847,600. Cal
ifornia with $89,158,000 and Michigan
with $83,500,000. Kentucky. Nebraska
and Wisconsin have no bonded indebt
edness. Kentucky owing $5,679,009.58
on outstanding warrants and Wiscon
sin being indebted only to its trust
fund* to the extent of $1,963,700.
The highest per capita debt of any
•tat* In the Union 1* that of South
Dakota, the share of each inhabitant
being $93 95, nearly six times as great
a* the national per capital debt.
Pavement en Rural Hall Read.
The slate highway commlaslon auth
orised the building of an eighteen foot
cement highway between Winston-Sa
lem and Rural Hall. Work has al
ready begun on this highway, but It
was first authorised at sixteen feet
width. When It was shown to the
state highway commission that an
enormoua amount of traffic would
traverse this highway, the add|tion of
two feet in width was authorised.
This will make H a standard high
way, equal to any to be found In the
T* Borrow Building Program Money.
State Institutions were given auth
ority by the governor and council of
state to byrow money In anticipation
of bond ([sales tor the Immediate
launching of permanent building pro
grams provided for by the last gen
The legis&tnre authorised the la
nuance of bond* amounting to $3,750,
«M tor the further enlargement of la
ntltutlopal plants. The governor and
council of Stat* will await a favor
able market before offering tbe bonds
for sale. But the institution*. In lb*
asaantlm*. any borrow thru tbe atate
treasurer and go ahead wltb their pro
Governor Grant* Two Parole*.
Governor A. W. McLean granted two
parolee, revoked two others and de
r ©lined to give >iwl*i to tour. Tbo*e
paroled were GOorge Hammock, ne
gro youth, earring n sentence for man
slaughter from Surry connty. and
Gtaad Penland, yoang white mnn, serv
ing n term on the Haywood connty
rend* tor vlooting the prohibition law.
Hammock was parel*d on tbe re
4nest of many prominent cltlsaas of
tarty connty. Including tbe father af
|he child whoa be ran over.
Marriage* In Stat* increase.
Collection figures 0 f tho N.irth
Carolina Department of Revenue show
that marriages In North Carolina con
sistently increased during the six
months period ending May 31, 1925,
but the returns were accompanied by
dire lamentations from all the bor
der counties, where It is predicted
that a constantly increasing number
of North Carolinians will hereafter
do their marrying in adjoining states.
For the six months period there
were 14.051 licenses issued, or a rata
for a year of 26,102 while for the
previous full year there were 24,035
The medical "certificate law passed
In 1923 greatly Increased the popu
larity of "going across the line to
get married" among the inhabitants
of border couhties and the action of
the 1925 General Assembly in increas
ing the cost of getting married from
$ 3 to $5 is expected to greatly acceler
ate the movement.
The low number of marriages in
counties bordering Virginia, Tennes
see, Georgia, and South Carolina, is
quite noticeable this being due entire
ly to the fact that in North Carolina
applicants for marriage must obtain
a medical certificate, which is not re
quired in neighboring states. This con
dition led to unsuccessful efforts by
representatives of the border counties
to have the medical certificate law re
pealed at the 1924 special session and
at the 1925 regular session.
"I am sending you the marriage
license fees, but I do not know wheth
er I will ever have any more to send."
wrote the Register of Deeds of Hoke
County, which borders on the State of
South Carolina, where licenses may ba
had for one dollar agd without the
risk and expenses of consulting a phy
33 Dentist* Given License*.
Following is the list of successful
applicants before the North Carolina
state board of dental examiners, at
the recent examination held In Ra
leigh. Forty-four applied for license,
of which 33 wer successful:
H. R. Peaman, Summerfleld; A. A.
Lackey, Fallston; O. E. Pigford, Wil
mington; P. Y. Adams, Rutherfordton;
W. I. Hart, Jr.. Johnson City, Tenn.;
G. E. Abernethy, Hickory; A. R. Black,
Mount Holly; J. R. Allison, Wilming
ton; J. M. Gaither, Wilkesboro; M. B.
Herman, Mt. Airy; C E. Woodard,
Black Mountain; J. T. Westbrook,
Wilmington; A. A. McDuffie. Blscoe;
D. L. Belvin. Durham; J. B. Richard
son, Leaksville; R. C. Flowers, Hick
ory; G. E. Klrkman, Randleman; A. R.
Clark, Waynesville; H. C. Dixon,
Shelby; W. M. Jenkins, Greensboro,
(col); B. J. Abernethy, Catawba
(col.); J. E. Pittman, Rocky Mount
(col.); H. A Karesh, Lincolnton; H. R.
Chamblee. Wakefield; C. H. McManus,
Cheraw. S .C.'. J. S. McGIH, Laurin
burg; J. S. Howell. East Spencer; W.
C. Logan, Winaton-Salem; J. I. Gale,
Polkton; J. A. Miller, Augusta. Ga.;
D. A. Dickson, SUas Creek; J. H.
Crossett. Kernersville; R. E. Williams,
Doughton Cut* Hi* Pore*.
Commissioner of Revenue R. A.
Doughton ha* announced a cut in his
field force from 17 to 15. Those will
make district collections are R. F.
Tuttle, Edenton; Edward James Rob
etsonvllle; J H. Norman. Halifax; L.
D. Stephenson. Raleigh; R. J. Lamb,
Whltevllle; James B. Mayes, Jr., Ox
ford; W. C. Hammond, AsheMoro; H.
L. Guthrie, Rockingham; C. B. Bogart,
Greensboro; E. J. Ro*sman. Barber;
T. J. Scott. Winston-Salem; J. R.
Rousseau. North Wilkesboro; R. B.
Weber, Morgantan; C. R. Hemrick,
Burnsvllle, and M. L. Reed. Ashevllle.
To Give Serl** of Lecture*.
The North Carolina state department
of conservation and development Is
arranging a series of educational lec
ture* and addreaaes on forestry,
through its forestry service.
Institution* at which these lectures
and addresses will be give* Include
Collowhee Normal school, Brunswick
and Columbu* county *ummer schools.
North Carolina College for Women,
Duke university *eashore summer
school, Ashevllle Normal, Wake For
est college, the University of North
Carolina and Korth Carolina State.
Among the speaker* will be J S.
Holme*. Stat* forester; Carl l.° Peter
son aad K. E. Kimball, district for
Parayth Peulatlen Leader.
Wak* connty I* on* of the moat
populous count!** of North Carolina,
according to th* censu* bureau la
Waahlngton. and Secretary Howard
Branca, of the Raleigh chamber of
commerce, set* the figures at 81.110.
Of course Forsyth run* off with th*
•tata. Ita tobacco capital ha* a popu
lation a ear 75.000. so the booster* *ay.
Forsyth count* M.MI and Guilford 89-
•09. Mecklenburg la third with Bs..
435 and Wak* la fourth. Buncombe la
Ifth with 71171, Johnaton rank* next
with 51.301. and Durham baa 46.153.
Will Open Mwaaum In August.
Th* Stale Museum is now being
rapidly put In shape by the *la> and
la expected m open August li after
being closed Tor about three year*
since tbs old Agricultural building
wa* torn down. The four rooms oa
the lower floor will be opened at this
time, a large amount of renovation
and repair work will ba aeceaaary be
fore the rooms an tie upper floor will
ba raady to open, and this is expected
to take several month* longer.
There are new material* to be in
I—French1 —French encampment on I lie Ouergn river in Morocco where the Rlfflans are making fierce attacks. 2 —Great
quantities of agricultural implements at Leningrad imported by Russian government, which plans on huge grain
exports. 3—Twelve-foot statue of Chflniplain unveiled at Orilla, Ont., on Dominion day.
NEWS REVIEW OF
Evolution Trial in Dayton,
Tenn., Draws Attention of
the Civilized World.
By EDWARD W. PICKARD.
DESPITE all the Jokes, sneers and
laughter, the' evolution trial that
opened last week In the little town
of Dayton, Tenn., Is bound to attract ,
popular attention, not alone in Amer
ica but throughout the civilized
/w6rid. Of course the statement of
William Jennings Bryan that Chris
tianity is on trial is oratorical flub
dub. No more accurate Is the state
ment that the theory of evolution is
on trial. But If the peple read un
derstandingly the evidence to he
offered h.v experts, many thousands of
them will learn that their former con
ception of that theory was utterly mis
taken. Mr. Bryan, two days before
the case was called, said publicly that
the Tennessee antl-evolutlon law
"simply prohibits the evolutionists
from using the public schools for the
purpose of substituting their kind of
religion for the religion of the inasse*."
This did not please the counsel for
the defense, who seek to make the
constitutionality of the law the malu
issue and religion secondary. Prof.
John It. Neal. senior counsel for
"We regard Mr. Bryan's speech as
the most remarkable utterance ever
made by a lawyer Just before his en
trance Into a trial of a criminal case.
His speech comes as a challenge to the
defense not to confine the test of the
antl-evolntlon law to the existing limi
tation of the constitution of Tennes
see or even the United States, hut, in
stead. to put on trial the truth or lack
of truth of the theory of evolution;
the conflict or lack of conflict between
science and religion, having demon
strated, as he apparently expects to
do. at least to his own satisfaction,
that evolution is untrue and that It
is destructive to Christianity."
Mr. Bryan's arrival In Dayton was
made the occasion for a great demon
stration. He was greeted as a hero,
escorted to his temporary hone by a
long parade and banqueted by the
leading club of tbe village, before
which he did a lot of advance arguing
of the Scopes case. The attorneys for
the defense and some of their experts
—scientists and ministers—also ar
rived in the town. Hut Halnbridge
Colby, who was to he associated with
Professor Neal, Clarence Darrow. Dud
ley Field Maloae and Arthur Garfield
Hays in the defense, telegraphed thui
he was detained by a case In New
York. He may show up later If bis
services are needed. Earlier In the
week the defense made a somewhat
perfunctory attempt to get from Fed
eral Judge Wore In Cookevllle. Tenn..
sn injunction to halt the trial, citing
the fourteenth amendment to the Con
stitution. The judge denied the peti
tion on the ground that be had no
power to Interfere with state courts
except In bankruptcy proceedings,
that the allegation* were Insoffidei'i
and. that he was not In the dlsttfl
where Ihe. alleged offense wss con.
milted Needless t« say, this ruling
was a great relief to Dayton.
Perhaps fresh ammunition tor the
Srnpei defence is provided la a new
ly published report of biological re
searches at Johns Hopkins, ia which
It Is staled that l>r. Herbert Spencer
Jennings, director of tbe biological
laboratory. Is the first man "actually
to see and control lite process of evo
lution among living things." Accord
Ing to tbe report:
' The evidence of evolution had been
read la the rocks snd the structures of
ptanta aad animals, but under tbe mi
ctuecope Doctor Jennings was able to
follow evolution not as a theory but
as a thing that was actually taking
"Intensified study." Doctor Jennings
declares. "reveal* that tbe hereditary
characteristic* d« become changed by
external conditions. Through audi di
versities. continuing tor great num
ber* of generations, aingte stocks, ami
form la their hereditary character
istic*. gradually differentiate mm
THE ALAMANCE GLEANER, GRAHAM, N. C.
many faintly differing hereditary fea
"In higher organisms the state of
knowledge on this point appears less
satisfactory. But the evidence, so
far as it goes, indicates that processes
here are in agreement with those in
FOREIGN MINISTER TCHITCHEII
IN and his colleagues seem de
termined to bring about a break be
tween Russia and Great Britain over
the Chinese situation, and have been
bombarding Downing street with pro
vocative notes demanding the release
of Dosser, the Russian strike fomenter
arrested in Shanghai, denying the
Jurisdiction of the mixed tribunal In
his case and finally challenging the
whole status of British subjects in
China under the extraterritorial
rights granted to foreign concessions
by previous treaties with China.
Similar notes of protest were sent to
the Chinese government by Moscow.
This straining of relations, coupled
with a row between Germany and
Russia over the arrest and sentence
to death of some German students who
were convicted of being anti-soviet
plotters, gave rise to fears that wide
spread hostilities might break out
shortly. But the British cabinet took
things calmly and Foreign Minister
Chamberlain somewhat reassured .anx
ious members of parliament by stating
that the government was not prepar
ing to break off relations with Rtymin.
He added, however, that It was closely
watching the current of events, and
reiterated a previous assertion that
the government "must retain liberty
The Reds overlook no opportunity
to stir up trouble. When a British
fleet visited Oslo, Norway, last tfeek
the Communists there appealed to the
members of the crews, urging them to
"rise In revolt" rather than to obey
government If you are ordered to
make war on Russia."
From Riga comes a story that Grea'
Britain has asked Germany to publish
all the documents In connection with
the German general staff's transport
ing of Lenin and his aids from Switz
erland in 1917 and to disclose the
amount of money paid them to stage
the Bolshevik revolution. Moscow Is
said to be much worried by this, fear
ing the disclosures would seriously
weaken the authority of tbe Commu
nia; party and the prestige of the So
viet government. ,
Russia also is becoming Involved in
new difficulties with Poland. Recently
there have been a number of attacks
by Russian soldiers on Polish frontier
posts, and more than iwo hundred So
viet emissaries have been arrested In
eastern Poland within a few days.
IT BEGINS to look as If France
would have lo send hundreds of
thousands of troop* to Morocco as re
inforcements, If Abd-el-Kriui Is to be
"topped- and maybe even that would
not do It. The Rlffian leader, who
call* himself sulian of Morocco, has
been making * series of fierce attack*
on the French line between Tata and
Fex and hi* troop* are not far from
the latter city, hi* main objective.
Hia propaganda among the tribes hith
erto friendly to tbe French I* taking
effect and some of them have Joined
hla standard, wbll* others have been
disarmed by tbe Fiench. Should Krlm
be able to take Fes and overthrow
Sultan Muley Touesef there would al
most ivrtalnly be a general uprising
throughout Morocco In favor of the
Klff leader. Realising this, Marahal
Lyautey I* harrying tank*, artillery,
cavalry and machine gun* lo the line
north of the capital to hold Krlm back
until reinforcements arrive from
France. Premier Palnlev* has mid
the RlflUns are aided by Turkish am. j
German officer*, and now a govern
ment newspaper In Pari* give* detalU
of the German. Huaalan anil Turkish
intrigues la tbe Ittff. Among other
things. U says 100 Moslem officer*
from Baiurn were Isnded secretly oa
tbe Riff coast not long ago from a
Turkish ship, bpaln and Franc* hake
agreed on a combined land blockade of
the Riff war aoae jo supplement the
sea blockade, aad also have reached
an accord on political co-operation In
Morocco. Thoy win offer Krlm anion
amy In tbe Riff under n Spanish pnn
tenors to. Oea. Stanislaus Naalln
has beea mate French com mender
In-chief ia Mnroeea.
SUCCESSFUL bank robberies have
become so common ttiat bankers
nil over Ihe country have been seek
ing some means to combat the ban
dits. Those of Cook couhty, Illinois,
have gone to the extreme of offering
$2,500 reward for the death of each
hank robber. a device
tried In Elnora, Ind., seems to offer
the way out- Lewisite, the most' dead
ly of gases invented during the war.
Is placed in glass containers which
shatter at the least' disturbance of
the vault. The Klnora robbers were
put to flight by the gas without any
FEDERAL prohibition officers on the
shore of Lake Ontario were making
all preparation last week to try to
drive back a tidal wave of liquor from
Canada but admitted they were handi
capped by lack of facilities. They had
received word that an armada of 17
vessels was loading at Port Colborne.
Ont., and would soon make a dash for
the United States with cargoes valued
at more than $250,000. The chief en
forcement agent at Buffalo said his
men could do nothing until the liquor
was landed. .
By order of Assistant Secretary of
the Treasury Andrews, there will be
no more speechmaking by-women pro
hibition agents designed a* educational
efforts to create sentiment In favor of
THOMAS LEE WOOLWINE, whose
name was familiar throughout the
country a few years ago \vfaen he was
district attorney of Los Angeles, Cnl.,
is dead at his home in Los Angeles.
He was prosecutor in the sensational
trials of Madalynne Obenchain, ac
cused of the murder of J. Belton Ken
nedy, and for a long time he was a
prominent figure in California politics.
BECAUSE of its "inability to com
ply with the provisions of the Cap
per-Volstead act, under which If wa*
incorporated," the Marketing
company, that ambitious co-operative
enterprise which took over several
large grain companies of the Middle
West, is to liquidate and dissolve. The
properties and" business contributed
by the component concerns will be re
turned to them and already two of
them, the Armour Grain company and
Rosenbaum Bros., have been readmit
ted to' membership in the Chllago
Board of Trade clearing house and
will resume trading. Tbe Grain Mar
keting company, it was announced,
would pay It* bank debt and othet
indebtedness as it matures.
"The plan to sell the properties to
tbe farmers was too ambitious," said
Emanuel F. Rosenbaum. export dlrec
tor of the concern. "There was con
siders ble doubt as to whether the
properties were worth $16,000,000
There Isn't much dvubt that some~oT
the elevator values were "Inflated."
Directly resulting from the non
success of this enterprise came the
failure of the big Chicago snd New
York brokerage house of Dean. Ona
ilvl* k Company, which handled tbe
Rosenbaum stock In the concern. It
went fnro the hands of a receiver with
liabilities of approximately $35.000.000,
but It wa* believed the net loaa would
not exceed $5,000,000. Creditors of
the company and bankers msde a de
termined effort last week to rehabili
PRESIDENT COOLIDGE plana te
* spend some of his vacation time In
trying to develop a farm legialatlon
program that will satisfy sll groups
snd stsnd s chance of getting through
congress next winter. He baa Invited
a number of Middle West senators, rep
tesentstlves snd farm experts lo con
fer with him at White Court. One of
the first of these to visit tbe Presi
dent will ba Senator Curtia of Kansas
QPKAKING af grain and fanning, it
la interesting to read that me
rulers of soviet Russia are planning
to export Immense quantities of grala
from that country next winter, de
spite the nee r-fs mine that prevnlla
every year ia various districts. With
that end In view the authorities have
been Importing n east, deal af agri
cultural Implements snd are enconrag-
Ing the formes* to ralae large rropa
However, the penaantt may bang bock
for they do not re! lab the way In
which the government takes their
grain at fixed orleoa
DOINGS IN THE
TAR HEEL STATE
NEW# OF NORTH CAROLINA
TOLD IN SHORT PARA
GRAPHS FOR BUSY PEOPLK
Oxford. —The construction of -"The
Agier B. Duke School Building." for
colored orphan children at Oxford, is
going forward with great progress to
the delight of its many friends, both
white and colored.
Asheville.—-C. G. Jenkins, farmer of
Fairview, who was injured in an auto
mobile accident on South Liberty
street. Bear the intersection of Ben
nett street, succumbed to his injuries
at Mission hospital.
Kinston. —Jack Lanier, shot by an
Onslow county man while en route
to this city with a load of tobacco on
a truck last fall, ,1s reported to have
died at his home six miles from Rich
lands. Lanier was between 20 and 30
years of age.
Burlington.—On account of the pro
longed drought In this section and
throughout the county, crop conditions
are becoming desperate, according to
.reports coming in from farmers who
have made an extensive survey of the
Oxford. —K. C. Aycock, 43, promin
ent farmer giving near Tar River, was
found dead in the yard of his brother,
J. C. Adcock, with whom he lived
The deceased had been iik ill health
for some time which caused him to
shoot himself. .
Henderson. —Oscar J. Harris, son of
the late W. H. Harris, of this city, was
accidentally killed in San Francisco,
Cal., on July 4. He was crushed to
death In an elevator in the glass
works. Just how the accident occurr
ed is not known here.
Greensboro. The largest booze
plant ever found in Guilford was tak
en in a raid by deputies. The still
was 250 gallons in capacity and witlf*
it were 9,000 gallons of beer and 40
gallons of liquor. It had evidently
been worked by shifts of men, who
had a commissary cf food on hand.
High Point.News received here that
the Interstate Commerce Commission
has authorized the railroads to in
crease generally after August 1, rates
on furniture from the South to New
England and other Northeastern cities,
came as a blow to the furniture in
terests of this city.
Lenoir. —Announcement was made
by Dr. C. IJ. Hornaday president of
Daveport college, that B. N. Duke had
given $25,000 as an endowment fund to
Davenport college. Dr. Hornaday is
working hard to get increased endow
ment for the college in order that a
bigger and better work may be carried
on in the institution. It has received
recognition as a junior college, and all
work done will be accredited.
Raleigh.—Raleigh police seized 22
gallons of rye whiskey and arrested a
couple giving their names as Mr. and
Mrs. Nelson G. Hayes of Denver, Colo.,
who were driving a touring car in
which thJ liquor was found. The
couple was placed under bond in the
sum of SI,OOO each.
Wilmington.—The pickle factory,
opened a few weeks ago in the build
ings on the old Liberty Shipyard site,
now is putting up an average of five
cars of Qicumberg daily, it is stated
by C. W. Weller, manager of the lo
cal plant of the J. Weller Pickle com
pany of Oak Harbor, 0., which estab
lished the plant here in order to take
care of surplus of the cumer crop
Greensboro. —Guilford's game war
den, C. F. Melds, and Deputy Sheriff
Murray Benbow went looking for a
fox and flushed a distillery. Receiv
ing a complaint that a fov had killed
a turkey in the Deep River section the
two went out to. get Reynard, and beat
tfee bushes. No fox was found but hid
in the underbrush was a large still,
which was destroyed.
Dunn. —Rosatta. two and a half year
old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. H.
McLamb, who live in Meadow town
ship. Johnston county, was kjlled in
stantly when a car in which she was a
passenger struck an embankment,
throwing the child ont. The car was
driven by the mother of the child
killed, who lost control of it in pass
ing another car on the highway.
Statesville. —Four prisoners made
their escape from ihc 'red?ll county
Jail by catting their way to freedom
with hack saws. The four jailbreak
ers included Will and Oeorge Cloer of
Jonesville. who were sentenced in the
county recorder's court to serve tw\>
and four months respectively on the
roads for of the prohbitioa
laws; Glen Woodall. who ot a charge
of theft of an automobile was being
held tor trial la the superior court;
and J. P. Bustle, who escaped last year
from the county road camps.
Ashevilie. —Col. Joseph Hyde Pratt
was elected president of the North
Carolina' Forestry Association at its
annual meeting here. Abont forty
were in attendance .including repres
entatives from Ashevilie and the
Champion Fibre Company at Canton
Greenville • —Superintendent J. IL
Roae has announced receipt of adrioe
fro« the stnte department of public
instruction that the Green TUJ« elemen
tary schools have been standardised.
The Erans street school was placed
in tbe-lA group and the mode' nchool
la £he IB group.
Fayette ville. Corpora] Mack r.
Foster, or Battery "A", 17th Field Ar
tillery, who died ,at Port Bragg from
a self-inflicted gunshot wound, was
given burial in the National Cemetery
at Raleigh with full military honors.
Tarboro^—Thieves entered the store
of Rosenbleon Levy Company here
and succeeded in getting about five
hundred dollars worth of goods. There
is no clue.
Elizabeth City.—News reached rela
tives here of the death of Edward
Etherldge, of Sheffield, Ala. Mr. Eth
eridge was injured in an airplane acci
dent while doing stunts near Sheffield
one day last week.
Greensboro. —Howard Kellam, five
yiers old. son of Mr. and Mrs. W. F.
Kellam, died here of injuries received
when he was hit by an automobile
driven by Peter Rasnussen, of Char
lotte. Paralysis of the right side was
caused by the lad's Injuries.
Chapel Hill.—Dr. W. deß. MacNider,
Kenan professor of pharmacology in
the University, has received a grant
of |1,700 a year for two years from the
Ella Sachs Plotz Foundation, of Bos
ton, for research in the problem of
chronic Bright's disease.
Wilmington. Postal receipts at
Wilmington during the fiscal year end
ed June 30 were announced by Post
master Warren G. Elliott as having
been $221,890.94, a decrease of about
$3,000 under the total for the preced-
Wilmington.—The county commis
sioners of Robeson county have ex
ecuted contract with the North Caro
lina Highway Commission authoriz
ing a loan for a million dollars for hard
surfacing three projects in Robeson
county, according to announcement
iHickory.—A. F. Setzer, aged 64. for
35 years a resident of Hickory, died in
an autompbile while >en route to Lin
colnton fto enter a hospital for treat
ment* body was taken to New-
Wand prepared for burial.
Goldsboro. —Figures released by the
Goldsboro chamber of commerce, show
Goldsboro's population to be 14,222 as
of June, 1925, compared with 11,296
in 1920, or an increase in the five
year period of approximately 3,000 or
26 per cent.
Luihberton. —Work began here on
the Thompson Memorial Hospital,
which when completed will cost ap
proximately SBO,OOO, and replace the
Thompson Hospital which was destroy
ed by fire in November.
Statesville. —Two young men each
received a load of shot and two arrests
were made following a "night ride"
participated in by four young men who
called at the home of Dillard Jarvis
and demanded with threats the privi
lege of seeing hi 3 daughter.
Greensboro. Postal receipts in
Greensboro for the first half of 1925
exceeded receipts for the first half of
1924 by $8,731.86. acording to figures
compiled by J. H. Armfleld, assistant
postmaster. Receipts for the first half
of this year were $184,386.35 as com
pared to $175,654.49 for the first half
Durham.—While official announce
ment is being withheld, in the absence
of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin N. Duke,
who are ip New York, it is reported
authoritatively here that Mr. Duke has
increased his recent $25,000 subscrip
tion to the half million dollar endow
ment found of Greensboro College for
Woman by $50,000.
Charlotte. —A broken hip and severe
cuts about the head were injuries sus
tained by Jesse Richards, aged four
years, son of J. J. Richard, employe of
Mecklenburg Dairy, when he was run
down near his home in the 900 block
of East Ninth street, by an automo
bile driven by a Mr. Eaves.
Winston Salem.—Houston Stovall.
aged thirty, and a prosperous farmer
of the Smith town section of Stokes
county, near the Virginia line, lies in
a hospital at Stuart, Va., with pistol
shot wounds in both lungs, inflicted by
a 32 calibre gun fired by Hassell
Campbell, aged 18, of the same sec
Albemarle. —Two men while walking
along the highway at Locust were kill
ed instantly by lightning. A lady liv
ing near the scene of the tragedy was
standing on the porch at her home
and saw the bolt of lightning strike thr
men and saw them fall. For several
minutes fire was seen to burn the
clothes and body of the men.
Hobgood,—One and one-half ihiles
from Hobgood. Peter Cain, a negro
tenant on the farm of L. E. Whitehead,
heard*the screams of his wife, and
running to her assistance found that
she was being chased by an alligator.
He immediately called to one of the
children to br:ng his gun. He then
killed the alligator which measured
seven in length and weighed 81
Fallston—The -business section of
Faliston. upper Clereland count) s
leading town. w M practically destroy
•d by flre. the loss being estimated
around $100,060. Building* burne.i
were the Lackey Drug Store, owned
by Dr. p. H. Lackey and R. A. Lacker,
and the building by J. J. BUnton: E
H. Lut* general store and warehouse
in which the Are originated; Smith *
G*»*ge and Filling Station, together
with the home which was over the
Gnntts' general atore
bic warehouses belonging tt
the Stamey Company. x