North Carolina Newspapers

    t STTERRILL, Editor and Publisher.
. lilt COC*' .
iflllCS IS DEAD;
y cntalive Cochran Died
Morning* in Washing-;
INine, After Illness of.
-• t r .11 Fours. „
l' V; r v V jrs lie Was Power in;
\>w York Politics, and.
Was Wheel Horse of Tarn
many Flail.
V jr!tif< i j i. March I. Represenfn
\ fi, mk«* Cochrane. de:no<-rnU of
died -ouldenly today,
i icliram* celebrated * his ID Mb [
* votr.rday. iitr:imi‘ ill lsist (
■ • f!11 died early today. Hr was
... ti .r of the House last night
ic ;j spirited speech in npposi
, 111.- pending farm credits hill.
\li r..i-liraiir's death, which occur
-7 a. in., came, its the infine
, result of a stroke of apoplexy, it
■vsi?id at Li's In>ii,r.
A isativo of Irolaml. educated ini
♦ nil ; tile United States, and
; • l i many fiturs in the legal
si<n and in polities, Mr (koch
■ was one of. the pieturcs«|ue forces
Ani'-rii'.in public life. He was an
, ~i i.| rlie old 'icluxil. eiidn\v«*d with
, .ae voire, and Willi a de.liv
,ii:4 liiri'iin whieii long ago won
a Jil;! •-. ■ itlollg tlliv lllOSt CIOQUCxIt
of the' country.
!ii piiiitic> Mr. Cochrane was a
i:of.-e of Timmany Hall, whose
In l 'Mglii in New York and
. - v. h n in any occasions. AT the
A lie....ciatie National (’onventiou
Fran iso> lie made the speech
i. : a.. :;ag Governor At Smith for the*
r . ais an oratorical effort which
ia . . tin convention into a prolong
i .ii■ i: :lation—>a coring of old time.
4 inei-iijig" i*.lilies. He also
■ a ■- d t!h\ ((invention in favor of
. I . enthusing the sale of light
. \ ■';•!(*> a nil he■‘•r. • " • 3-
••it i •“ ,lv 7. 4‘Nt G v ■ > t I < )MP,\N f * f!o>r; s ‘
• ( i. r M> t Yesterday Aftemacn
: ml (inse President, Vice-President
mi h, it, tary-Treasurer.
'I i i -ti rs Os the Concord Realty
< m|-ih. which was .recently organ
ic:' -i-e for the purpose of taking ov
' ■ m. Cloud Hotel property, met
a ; .tie Merchants and Manufacturers
c ,ii y, aerd iy afternoon and elected
i !i.c dewing officers:
J. A. Cannon, president: L. T. Hart
> . Vice President: and A. F. Ifart
>*■ i >■ irtary ami Treasurer.'
: lie i(Hirers were chosen by the fol
:g lirertors, who were ejected on
. * W. Switik, 1.. AL Richmond, L-. D.
C. 11. Wagoner. A. F. Hart
•!! ; ad i.. T. Ihirtsetl.
'if r o| (lie company stated this
aii, ihai t hey .‘lie in position Mow
tti o 'uvrr i lie lioiid property as- soon
< ■ •'! 1 s.iine is completed hy the
1 -cat mtaitT. t!ie P. M. Morris! Real
! c Cc.i.pany. The purchase price
7 .ci ;tml of this amount $13.(K)0
laid hy the Concord National
Lank lor the < ttice occupied by tlje
• a in’i'ii Loan and Trust Company.
M e , | ihe additional s.">2 300 has been
■ i ' I. (Hi-cis of*the company state.
Sin ■ the first meeting, when subscrip
'iiouiitii+g to !0 were report
re than ten additional subscrib
-1 L.r.tiO have been secured.
lor Johnson Facetious Over Join
ing World. Court. . i
' A '■ .iiigten. Feb. 27.—Senator John-1
California, commented iron-j
■day on President Harding’s
? • Sos American pariicipation in I
Acrid Court of Justice. IleJ
o now do what is asked, the I
i - ihis: We are wholly out j
League. We are in part of |
ue. lly reservations we are j
ihe part of the League we are:
1 part of the League we are
A iii*iu which, hy reservations.]
. functions as a part of lliej
.with our assistance.
■ language of a great editor j
West. Ail of which is partly j
M e ;we not going into the j
"f Nations at this session of j
I O' :;ij V.. "
k* Tar Heels After Stiff" Con
Ga.. Fell. 2S.—Three more;
including the Cniversitv of
linn. eliamp4ons, were elim-,
tlie soutliern intercollegiate
■il tournament its
•'y’s grind here today. To
'• will be banished, leaving
' lear for nine teams to en
i Lild bracket.
Carolina. Furman University 1
I Adversity of North Carolina
■inated during the tirst three
l'lay. Tln> Mississippi Ag
ersity of Alabama and the
of Mississippi were the
’ Lild Hies of Rabies.
Feb. 2S\—Walter Akers,
'id >iin of J. I*. Akers, chief
■ niaintenynce and construc
'he Southern railroad lines
here tonight of rabies, the
7 being bitten hy a mad bulldog
lali amuck on February. 6 and
, 1 i'crsons. None .of the others
v . . ' ! veloped the* disease, it is
Divorce Colony I,eft Gasping
at Discovery That Recent
Additions to Colony A**e
Prohibition Men:
And Reports Declare Com
plaints Have Been Filed
Against Thirteen Alleged
Rum Handlers
~ • i
lieno. Nevada. March I. Reno's di-;
voi( e colony was gasping today at the!
disi overy that two of its most reei ni '
Additions who lin'd heenmo unite prom-!
incut among tin* gayer set were dry !
enforcement officers whose activities 1
liadOiroughf Jhout Iff arrests and the I
closing of a number of jihiees where,
it had been these knowing j
the right word could obtain liquor. j
■< hie of the agents posed as a film ■
director and the other appeared in I
the role <>f “representative of the j
steel trust.” They gained admittance*
to the select cotrie hy convincing at-1
torneys that they sought divorces from 1
fictitious wives in order to wed equal- !
l.v fictitious women whose purported,
photographs and letters they display
ed. x
Fight places have been raided and
complaints are to he tiled Friday
against the Iff arrested, according to
the United States District Attorney.
Labor I>cpa r k»f nt anil Ued<*ral Re
serve Rop.rd File Reports.—Rising
TiJ? Prosperity.
Wash Feb. 2S.—Evidence of
a rising tide of prosperity was' poi N
tvayed today by two different govern
ment branches wboae surveys, though
made for different purposes, registtr
ed nracfically identica’ conclusions.
The Federal reserve board making
.-'.itre it.a K vorr. on ini: l nN'
-fa s i*-js!rvfi' i ;
ng place in the production volume o 1 *
commodities gor.craliv expansion of
enterprises, ard stiffening prices cf
basic products, while the department
cf abor. on th“ basis .of responses of
its employment agents in 27 stales to
official queries, reported decreased
unemployment, lieighten’ng dPtn.-md
for labor in nearly, all industrial cen
ters. and an impending labor shortage
in many areas.
The reserve board’s account of
heavier bank lending, increasing j
building operations, maximum rail
road Readings of freight, particularly
forestry products, and expanding pro
duction in 'basic industries like ste°l
and cotton weaving, checked complete
ly with the labor department’s find
Industrial employment, continued t<>
increase during February and short
ages of both skilled and unskiHed
labor w<»re reported by the texti e and
steel mills and in the anthracite
mines. The beard added, however, tnal
there Was still some unemployment
west of the Mississ ppi river, but,
generally speaking, important wage
increases were reported. Office work
ers, the board declared, have not been
in such great demand, yet in eastern
industrial centers tins clns of work-,
ers is being absorbed more ramd y
titan conditions a few months ago
would have indicated.
Reports received hy the reserve
banks gave strong indication, it- was i
saul. of ~an active distribution of
goods for this season of the *ear.
Sales of department stores in more
than 100 cities were 12 pe.r ccht. great
er than in February a year ago, while
at the same time, inventories fail to
show that there has been a piling up
of goods on store shelves. The rate of
the turnover, therefore, was regarded
ias having been rapid in the tetail
i trade. In wholesale lines, tlm review
i said, there were particularly large
sa* es bv recent weeks of dry goods.
! drugs, hardware and farming im
-1 plements.
] The larger volume of commercial
borrowings at banks which are mem-
J bers of the reserve system was said
Ibv the board to be contrary to the
! psual trend at this season of the year,
j Commercial loans by reporting mem
ber banks were three per cent,larger
February 14 than they were at -the end
of December while the aggregate on
February 14 was seven per cent high- j
er than the total commercial loans of
the same banks in Ju v of last-year
when evidence of a renewed demand
fur credit first attracted attention.
1 In the labor department’s summary,
1 the farmer labor section of the e;n
--1 ployment service, while noting that
, the present seas; n i*s ordinarily the
dullest of the year on the farms, re
ported that it was finding more de
mand for workers of this type it
- handles than is normal, and predict
ed a shortage of faym hands as soon
las regular farm operations get into
full swing.
Increase in bonding operations,
projected or actual, was said to be
taking up the labor supply nearly
everywh<?r<\ Connecticut, the District
-o‘s Columbia,-Illinois, Kansas, Louis
iana, North Carolina, Missouri, Ore
i gon and Rhode Island being areas
!• where activities we’re specifically
Poindexter, All-Slate Kunrd oil the
i Carc'iuji Wonder Team, Makes Fine
j Impression o:i Boys of C Ity.
i <*.(’. Poindexter, die all-state giuird
on Ike Carolina wonder team of 1022,
was the speaker morning in the
“Win My Chum Week” of the Y. M.
C. A. Ito spoke ia t lit* High School.
Central School, No. Two School, and
the colored school, spoil king mainly of
clean living and clean athletics. lie
made a fine impres-sio’ii at.each of the
schools, and at the ('(inclusion pre
sented tli«- deelnvnjion «of purpose
which was signed by a large majority
ol’ the boys. The figures have not yet
i been tabulated to show the number of
boys signing up for clean living,
i Mr. Poindexter, weighing nearly
two hundred pounds, and wearing two
gold footballs suspended over his
well developed chest, makes a most
■ pleasing appearance and creates a
] very favorable impression on tin* boys.
His story of these two footballs was
MTiusually interesting, and supplement
ed bis appeal for clean living on the
part of the hoys.
j It was necessary for Mr. Poindexter
j to lca\p immediately after his talks
lon train No. ff<> in order to be in lln -
j leigh for a wrestling, meet with Slate
i College tonight. He is captain of the
i Carolina wrestling team and has not
| been thrown this year in the unlimited
j class, though ho did lose one time to
| I indamood. of Davidson, early in the
,season. v
j Air., James Morton, of Atlanta. Hal.
| will he the speaker in the schools to
j morrow, speaking on Winning Chums
■ for Christ. Air. Morton is Executive
’ Secretary of the committee on Church
Co-operation which is the executive
j committee of The Christian Council.
, Air. Morton was formerly sereetary of
j the Atlanta Billy Sunday Club, and
, is a very forceful spoenker.
Comedian Thinks It Will Re Slimmer
Before He Can “Afford”/to Marry
Again. * |
Los 'Angeles. March I.—Charles
Chaplin, film comedian, is "too poor"
to marry I'ola Negri, film star "just
now" the Los Angeles Examiner quot
ed him today. The Examiner predict
ed it jvould be midsummer before they
are married.
“I am too poor to ge.t married just
now." said Afr. Chaplin. "This is a
working world and we all have to
stay busy and -co-operate and keep
away from- climaxes of sentiment."
ken. iiiNEs Anxious
■ .-r
.\■ cv- -su-g- 1 *|f’> j»s
Director cf Veterens’ Bureau.
Washington. Alareh 1. -Brigadier
Cencral Frank T. Hines, the new di
rector of the Veterans Bureau, con
ferred with President Harding for a
few moments-Jodny before hing/sworn
in. J
"I realize," ln k said later I
have a full sized job before me. I
shall do my 1 best to administer the
Veterans Bureau for the. best inter
ests of the veterans and tj>e country.*.’
Fact; Lead Memliers of Family to Ac
cept Theory of Suicide.
Hickory. March* L—John \V. Hef
ner. aged 4.*i years, a merchant of Alai
den. N. was found dead in his
home today apparently having shot and j
killed himself, according to infornia- i
lion obtained at the home. He took a I
binding part in church and civic j
work. • ) /
Air. Ilefner leaves a widow and j
three children, including a son at the j
University of North Carolina.
A coroner’s jury this afternoon ren
dered a verdict that Mr. Hefner came
to his death as a result of the acciden
tal discharge, of a pistol.
Question cf Collecting Per Cent.
Tax €ii Ruhr Conies to ForF.
Duesseldorf. March 1 (By the Asso
ciated Press). —The question of col
lecting the 40 per cent, tax on the. Ruhr
came to tin* fore today in view of (Ten
oral de Goutte’s announcement that
refusal to meet this obligation would
make, the offenders liable to trial hy
court martial, and would result in the
seizure of coal at the mines.
Negro School Oiiene*! Wilii *Formal
Dunn, Feb. 28.—'die Harnett coun
ty training school bu.lding for ne
groes recently completed in Dunn at
a cost of $47,500 was formerly open
ed with an address by Prof. JN. O.
Newbold, head of tlie negro and In
dian education in the state, and sev
eral other addresses by local wmte j
aiid negro citizens. The program was
supplemented with a number of
musical selections.
The new building is a modern brick
j structure, containing 14 c.aijs iveins,
a home economics room and an autli
[torittm that will seat 500 people. The
! auditor imp is fitted with opera chairs,
j The building itc steam-lieated through
lout, has running water with drinKing
i fountains and is equipped with elec
trie lights.
! Vocational agriculture and manual
j 'raining is also taught in connection
] with the school. The school site cor.-'
j tains lo acres of.l and and a total ot
1 1,350 bushels of sweet poatoes were
’ grown on live acres of the land la>t
year. The potatoes were cured in a,
! potato house built by members of the
j manual training class and will be
sold in car-load lots.
The books of the Romans were orig
inally in the form of rolls, wound
around small wooden rollers. These
“roll books” were called “volumina,”
and from this has grown the English
word volume.
Bowie’s Rail Measure Passes Senate
By Vote 27-20; Ready For Ratification
Raleigh. Feb 27'4-—The Bowie ntil
' road bill to construct a main line and
1 several branch lines in the ijiountain
j counties of the western section ‘of Hie
! state went through tilt* Senate tongiht
by a vote of 27 l’or. to 2t) votes against,
after an amendment offered by Hos
tel Joe. of Bertie, to submit the ques
tion to referendum of the people at
! the next general election. The action
j of the Senate was a surprise to some
|of the folks who thought that, this
| hotly would make shun order of the
i house bill, hut the merits of ihe prop
osition, appealed to the senators and
[ the bill went through without an
! amendment. The bill] limits the
I amount t'ho state can invest in tin*
[main line of the road across the Blue
[Ridge mountains into Tennessee or
i Virginia to form ft part of a great
I carrying road, to $10,000,000. The
Divorced Wife of Secretary
of Treasury Will Be Mar
ried to Harvey Arthur Lee,
of New Y ork City.
Ne\y York, March I.—Airs. Nora
Alary J Alc.Mullen Mellon, 44. divorced
wife of Andrew W. Alellon, of Pitts
burgh, secretary of the treasury, is
to -he married to Harvey Arthur Lee.
14 years her junior, and reputed of
little means. Their marriage license
was obtained yesterday.
AL-s. Mellon has not been before the
public' much since 1012 when a di
vorce was granted! to Mi*. Alellon on
grounds of desertion after he with- j
drew allegations of misconduct with j
Alfred Qeorge Curt key. an English- j
man. Air. Alellon was awarded eus- j
tody of their two children.
Both Airs. Alelloff and her intended |
were reticent today concerning their j
plans. Air. Leo said they met eigh- j
teen months ago in this city. lie
described it ns love at first sight, and
said their friends have/ known for
some time their marriage was immi
nent. __
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Parker, cf Wayne. Casts the Only
Vote Against the Measure—Protest
Raleigh. Feb. 28.—The senate at
9:15 passed the revenue act un
amended ns it came from the house,
by «a avote of 47 to one against fbc
negative vote was cast by Senator
Parker, of Wayne, as a protest, he
said, against the voting down ut me
Vars'er amendment this afternoon
Efforts of Brown, of Columbus, to in
crease the rate of taxes levied on in
comes over $10,009. and providing that
the maximum six per cent be applied
to those over $25,000 was defeated b>
a vote of 27 against, to 21, for. Ac
effort of Senator Varser to prov'de
that holders of foreign securities list
them with the commissioner or re
venue and certify that the tax on
them had been paid in the state where
the corporation’s property exists, was
killed by a vote of 19 for and £9
Bill Passed With Big Majority Over
Opposition From Eastern Represen
AVasliington, Alareh I.—Tlie farm
drePits bill proposing to establish
two new hanking systems, one govern
ment and the other private, to meet
the. financial needs of the agricultural
hidustry, was passed today hy the
House. It now goes to conference.
The vote was 305 to ff 6, chief oppo
sition being registered hy members
from New York and the. New England
J. Haines Resigns and E. M. Sweetman
is Made Superintendent of Motive
lower. *
Atlanta, March 1. —H. W. Miller,
vice president in charge of operations
of the Southern Railway today an
nounced the resignation of J. Hainen,
assistant to vice-president in the me
chanical department, and the promo
tion of tile following effective today.
|E. LM. Sweetman to be superinten
dent of motive power, lines east, Char
lotte, N. C., vice AV. F. KadeUy, re
! Auto of J. M. Davidson Struck by a
Norfolk & Western Train in Vir
Winchester, Va., Alareh I.—J. AL
Davidson, of Greensboro, N .C., travel
ing representative of a Baltimore
I wholesale drug concern, was almost \n
‘ stantly killed today when his automo
bile was struck by a Norfolk & Wes
tern railway freight train at a grade
! crossing near Boyce. Davidsons
J body was badly mangled and his ear
j was demolished.
Extradition Papers For »I. E. Lamb.
Tallahassee, Fla., March 1. —Extra-
' (lition. papers calling for the return to
North Carolina of J. E. Lamb, charg
ed with abandoning his wife in that
state, were issued by the Governor to
day. Lamb is understood to be under
state can own and control the main
line fully, but the five branch lines,
such as the connecting of Lenoir with
the main line, Taylorsville with Wil
kesboro. completing ■ the Statesville
Air Lino and the Elkin and Alleghany,
must lufvo private capital subscribe 1
and put in f»l per cent, before the state
can put in its 40 per cent.
The passing of the hill opens again
the hopes of the people of Ashe, Alle
ghany and Watauga counties that they
can soon he connected with the state
hy direct rail routes. .
Tin l mountain poop:,- nave for years
asked the stale for help, but this is
by faix the largest single effort that
tlie state has made toward getting a
railroad line to them. And if a first
class, low grade line can lie built, it
wfill server a very useful purpose in
tlu* state's transportation structure.
808 WILLIS PftlS
Negro Put Death in State
Prison.—Wants His Fate
to Be a Lesson to His
Friends “Back Home.”
Raleigh. Alareh 1. —Robert Williams,
negro, who shot and killed special po
liceman Bradley (Tibb at Fair Bluff
January 2.7. was electrocuted here this
morning at the-state prison. One male
witness fainted during tin* elecirndu-1
tfon. A woman was among the wit
“Good-bye Air. Sam,” "Williams
as he passed Warden Busbee while be
ing led into the death room. “I am
ready to go and. there is no hard feel
ing toward anyone.” . •
As Williams was being strapped- into •
the chair, he saw Sheriff Jackson, of j
New Hanover county, who.was stand
ing in the front row of spectators.
—Sheriff,” lie said, “give all the boys
my regards and telY them to let my
death be a warning fb them.”
Only two shocks of brief duration
were required to produce Williams’
death. Between the first and second
shocks a young man from Wilmington
fainted and was t removed from the
chamber. Two or three legislators
witnessed the execution.
Davidson Tilnstees Plan For Rebuild- J
ing the Burned Stricture This year.
IDavidson, Feb. 28. —With 18 mem
bers present the Davidson colle&G
ooard of trustees convened here to
iay in an all day session. Dr. Waiter
L. Lingle, of Richmond, Va., presid
ng. Following the recommendation of
President AV'. J. Martin, the boant de
cided to start immediate work oti re
building Watts dormitory which was
destroyed by fire last Sunday and to
commence construction on the south
wing of the New Chambers admin s-
Lration building.
This will mean that these two mod
ern fireproof buildings wi! 1 be ready
for occupancy with the fall session
according to the deeisiofi of the board.
Hi's new dormitory will accommodate
twice* the number of students housed
in the. ruined Structure and will be
up-to-date *in every particular.
Trustees also authorized reappoint
ment of seven professors among oth
er matters. Next meeting of trustees
will be held during the commence
ment evercises in June.
Paper Which Suspended Operation is
in Hands of New Owners Now.
Rocky Mount, N. C., March 1. —The
Wilmington Daily Dispatch, which sus
pended publication several weeks ago,
has been purchased by J. L. Home,
Jr., of Rocky Mount, and Jos. W. Lit
tle, of Wilmington, it was announced
today. . . x
iMr. Horne stated today that the
paper would resume publication early
next week. lie will remain in Rocky
'Mount where he is publisher of the
Rocky (Mount Evening Telegram.
Merchant Prince Seeks a Divorce,
Chicago, Feb. 28.—Stanly Field,
millionaire capitalist, of Chicago, and
nephew of the late Marshall Field,
merchant prince, filed suit for divorce
in the circuit court today, charging
his wife, Sarah Carroll Fief d with de
; sertion.
I In the bill for divorce filed by At
torney Colin C. Fyffe Field said they
: were married April 17, 1900, and
charges his wife deserted him Jan
uary 3, 1921.
May OutJftw Pool P’aying in South
. Carolina.
Columbia.- S. C., /March I.—(By the
[ Associated Press) —The South Ca* o
j ]in3 House of Representatives by a
i viva voce voted today passed a bill
i prohibiting the p aying pf pool or biU
ards at any filace or any time w.tbin
the state. The bill now goes to the
state Semite. •
With Our Advertisers.
The Citizens Bank and Trust Com
pany is anxious for the opportunity of
j serving you. It lias pleased hundreds
in the past.
i Don't forget about the hat demon
! stration 'at FisherV The latest styles
will be offered during the demonstra
t:on. See ad.
The lowest castes among the Efiddus
are known as the “Untouchables, be
j cause merely to touch them pollutes
1 a Hindu of a higher class.
TTt rr Ts -f; rr" tt;
;i£ ' .V.
Manila, March 1 (By the Asso-
Tinted Press), —Six enlisted mwi ~r
on tin* U. S. destroyer Hu 1 hew, d:
of the Asiatic fleet, were burned '!*
d* to death in an ex pi os i n in the v
•f boiler room caused by a tlareback d
d- (;f oil. No others were hurt. dr!*
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Exaet Cost, Which Will Run Into
Millions, Not Yet Known.
Washington, Alareh \. —Tin* United
States is to he represented by Eliot
Wadsworth, assistant secretary of£ic
treasury, in the conference beginning
today to discuss the payment by Ger
many of tin*cost of the allied army of
occupation. This conference is ex
pected to determine an equal distri
bution among the Allies of tin* money
made available hy Germany for appli
cation on tin* hill for maintaining the
United States and Allied form's on the
Tli<* Berlin government owes the
I’-nited Stales approximately S2(io,(M).-
000, according to the War Depart
ment's latest records. The iAllied
governments some time ago admitted
the contention of Sertetar.v of State
Hugos that cognizance he taken of
the American claim as constituting a
prior lien on German 'assets.*. Under
the Treaty of Versailles Germany was
obligated to pay I 'the cost of the ar
mies of occupation and it was under
stood that such payments would pre
cede payments on reparations.—
* France. Great Britain and Belgium,
however, have been fully compensated
for the cost of nmintning their armies
on the Rhine, wjiile the United States
has received nothing excel it insignifi
cant credits for payment in kind.
When the German government began
making payments in gold tlumFreach
government assumed that these pay
ments were to he appropriated by
France to apply on the German in
demnity as fixed hy the reparations
Through Mr. Boyden. Secretary
Hughes made a protest against the ac
tion of the Allied goverments in disre
garding the American claims. The
reparations commission informed- the
United States that the Allied govern
ments had been informed of the ntti
-1 tide taken h.v the United States. Lat
er* the Allied governments and the
reparations commission agreed to as
sign to the United States a certain
portion of German dyes, the cost of
which was to apply ou the cost, of
maintniyiug the American army o£ pe
Germany, under the terms of the
agreement reached at the Spa confer
ence, was to turn over to the allied
and. associated powers 23 per cent, of
her total output of dyes. Os this
amount the United States was to re
ceive one-fifth. The Allied govern
ments agreed to this arrangement, hut
it soon became evident that the total
cost’ of the aYmy of occupation could
never he nipt hy dye payments.
•Figures as to the amount due to the
American government for the army of
occupation are available only until
April 30, 1022. At that time the nol
glance due to the United States, af
ter making allowance for certain cred
its to Germany, was {<234,007.207.
Since April 0f’1022 army officials es
timate the cost of maintaining the
army of occupation has been approxi
mately $173,000 a month up to the
time of withdrawal.
While it is true that thp cost per
capita for the maintenance of the
American army of occupation was
greater than that of either-the Frerteli
or the British, the American govern-,
ment lias stood firmly on the point
that the American army was main
tained in the Rhineland at the express
ftivitation of the French, British and
German governments.
Mr. Wadsworth will he assisted at
the Pa As conference hy an officer rep
resenting the finance department of
the American army which recently
withdrew from the Rhine, who will
tell of the ctedits Germany has been
given since the last report received in
Cotton and Cotton Wrappings in Fu
ture Will Be Disinfected Only.
Washington. Feb. 27.—R<‘Stbri()tions
on the entry of foreign cotton and cot-j
j ton wrappings hereafter will he limit-1
ed substantially to disinfection re
j quire incuts, the. Department of Agri
culture announced today. After disin
| feet ion. cotton and cotton wrappings
I will he unrestricted as to movement
and utilization and all existing mill
*and other licenses will he. cancelled. (
Gets Picture of Woodrow Wilson, j
i Fayetteville. N. C„ Feb. 28.—Miss
j Margaret Atlialia Hobbs, thirteen year
old daughter of Mr. and Airs. F. H. -
I Hobbs, of this efty, lias received an
] autographed photograph and letter
: from Woodrow Wilson, following tin*
[former president’s receipt from her of
!* theme, with Mr. Wilson as the suh
! jec-t.
.‘‘My de.or Little Friend.” reads the
! letter. “Yes, it does niftfin a great
deal to me that you should he my
friend and have such generous senti
ments about me. and I thfliik you most
warmly. ,
"I hois* that you will meet with
great good fortune as you grow older,
and that the years will prove very
happy for you.
"I am sending you a photograph to
remind you of this correspondence, and
of my appreciation.
“With best wishes,
“Sincerely yours,
" ( Signed ) Woodrow Wilson.”
Bridge building is the specialty of
Airs. Lou Alta Melton-Alerrill. a gradu
ate engineer, in the employ of the
United States Bureau of Public Roads.
$2.00 a Year, Strictly in Advance.
huuijl FAVORS 'IE
Bill is Considered One of the ,
Most Important Presented ! f
at the Present Term of ! l
the Legislature.
Measure Would Have Creat
ed Four Additional Dis
tricts in State.—Other Bills
Get Action.
Raleigh, March 1 (By the Associate!*!
Press). —By sweeping majorities today
the house passed the "ago of consent »
hill” with several amendments and
tabled the hill which would increase v
the number of judicial distriots in the
The former measure came up as a
special order and evoked a shower of
discussion which brought forth sever
al changes from the lull's original
form as passed in the Senate. Orig
inally the hill provided that where a
man enters into immoral relation with
a girl under sixteen yeans of age With
her consent, he should be guilty of _
felony, and a woman who should se
duce a hoy under the age of sixteen*
should he guilty of a misdemeanor.
The hill passed, with an amendment
which provided that where the man
guilty was under 18 it should be a
misdemeanor and not a felony. An
other amendment adopted clarified
the marriage phase, another provided
consent of parents where tw<f\ were
forced to marry under the act, and a
third clarified nvovisions regarding
the character ofthe girl involved.
Represent a ive Bowie, of Ashe coun
ty, severely objected to the hill but it
was supported by Parker, of Halifax.
Burgwyn, of Durham, Connor of
Moore, and the. record vote on the
second reading was S 3 to lit?. The bill
now goes to the Senate for concurrence
in the House amendments.
Representative Burgwyn was the
leader against the judicial bill and
sent it to .the table after a live-minute
speech without a record vote.
Made Generally Steady Showing Dur
ing the Early Trading Today.
Ne\V York, March 1, —The cotton
market made generally steady show
ing during today's early trading.
Early cables from Liverpool were a
shade lower than due on old crop
months, but press advices said it. was
doubtful whether Lancashire spin
ners would adopt the oraginzed short
time proposal and tlfere was some buy
ing in the market here op reports of
large exports from Galveston.* The
market opened steady at an advance
of 1 to 1) points and ruled 5 to 8 points
'above yesterday's closing quotations
during the early trading on the old
crop positions.
Cotton futures opened steady: March
.‘10.00; May 30.05; July 20.05; October
25.80 ; December 25.44. >
New Charters Granted.
Raleigh, X. C.. Fell. 2K. —The secre
tary of state has granted the follow
ing charters:
Union Imfe;?tment Company, A zin -
\bn : ny-i _ estate business; caiftal
stock. s2s,<jpo; paid in $2,500: C. F.
Toms, Jr.. E. ,T. Randolph and R. I*.
Jordan, all of Azalea, principal in
Concord Realty Company, Concord:
general real, estate business; capital
stock. $100,000'; L. I). Coltrane, A. F.
Hnrtsell and William Linker, all of
Concord, principal incorporators.
Sea.hoard Feed Mills, Incorporated,
Henderson, to, manufacture feed; cap
ital stock $100,000; F. It. Itohards, If.
T. Morris anil C. V. Singleton, all Os
Hendj‘rs.?)ji, principal, indorporatbrs.
Ideal Hosiery Mills, Incorporated.
Elizabeth City; to manufacture, hos
iery and other goods; capital st<*ek
$175.000; M. ft. Morrisette, W. H.
Jennings and I>r. 11. D. Walker, all of
Elizabeth City, principal incorporat
New Store to Open Saturday.
The new men s clothing store of Mr.
W. A. Overcasli will open on Saturday,
March 3rd. Most of the goods for the
store have arrived, Mr. Overcash states
and everything will be ready for the.
opening Saturday. *
Mr. Overcash has rented the build
ing formerly occupied by the Citizens
Lank and Trust. Company, and the
room has bej>n especially fitted for a
men's clothing business. The entire
build ng presents a most attractive ap
pearance. and (he fixtures are among
tile, latest to l>e found.
Mr. Overcasli will sell Kippeuheim
er and other good brands of clothipg,
" The president of Havard University,
A. Lawrence Lowed, said in his an
nual report: ‘The aim of the Ameri
can college should be, not to give its
students the technical training and
tools of the!r future occujwition, DUt
rather to fit thepi to be citizens to de
velop those qualities that lead to the
better , Ife, both for themselves and
for the community.” The report made
no reference to requirements for ad
mission 1 to Harvard. He urged stu
dents to eirt c *r colleges at an earlier,
The fact that you have a good opin
ion of yourself is no reason why you
should have a poor opinion of others.
NO. 68.

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