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» DISPATCHES $
OF FIRE WHICH HUH
CAUSED BIG DDK
Blaze Started at'Atlantic Re
fining Company’s Plant
and Has Been Burning for
More Than 15 Hours.
FOUR CITY BLOCKS
1 NOW IN RUINS
Thousands of Gallons of Oil
Have Been Destroyed.—
Several Business Houses
, (By the AMtoclatffl Press.)
Pittsburgh. June 10.—A score of city
firemen were trapped at the Atlantic Re
fining Company’s storage yards when a
big oil tank, burning since yesterday, col- ‘
lapsed this afternoon. Two explosions
followed the collapse of the tank, show
ered burning oil over an arm of two
All ambulances in the city were sum
moned to the scene.
Persons watching the progress of the
fire were burned when they were caught
muler thd shower of oil. The firemen
who were trapped were at work in the
* storage yards near the tank. Without
warning the big container sagged, ami a
moment later the entire plant was a sea
Pittsburgh, Fa.. .Tune I(s.—Horning
fiercely throughout the night, and re
sisting the efforts of all available fire
men and fire fighting apparatus, the fire
at the Atlantic Refining Company's plant
was not yet under control this morning,
fifteen hours after it was. started, when
a bolt of lightniiig struck an oil tank.
The blaze had consumed thousands of
gallons of oil and gasoline stored at the
plant, covering four city blocks along
the Allegheny River, and burned a num
ber of other buildings including the Pat
tern shop of the Cuited Engineering &
Foundry Company, and the garage of
the Pittsburgh Steel Company.
The fire was burning early today at
an estimated rate of 250 barrels an hour,
and firemen had thrown up dirt barriers
in an effort to keep the flames from
reaching a gasoline reservoir containing
thousands of barrels of fuel. No esti
mate of the total damage has beeu made,
but fire officials said it would approxi
mate a half million dollars. -
Firemen attempting to rescue those
trapped found it difficult to get near
the yards because of the intense heat and
DRV AGENTS’ REPORTS FOR
THE PAST 22 MONTHS
Captured 2,874 Plants, 22.179 Gallons or
Liquor and 2,934.496 Gallons of Malt
(By AssscSated Press.'
Salisbury. June 16.—Capture of 2.874
plants. 22,17!) gallons of liquor, and 2,-
034,40(5 gallons of malt liquors, together
with 200 run miming automobiles, con
stitutes the cream of the activities of the
Federal prohibition ageuts operating in
North Carolina during the past 22
months, according to a report compiled
by State Prohibition Commisioner A. B.
Coltrane, and submitted to Federal Pro
hibition Commissioner Haynes. The fig
ures date back to July 1. 121, runuiug
April 30. 1023.
Ten prohibition agents were injiired
in the performance of duty duriug the pe
riod. but none were killed.
The'tota! appruised value of property
seized and destroyed was $751,505.55,
while the total appraised value of prop
erty seized and not destroyed was slll,-
It cost approximately $200,000 a year
to enforce the prohibition law in this
state,, according to this report. Fines
and money derived from the sales of au
tomobiles totaled $130,000, leaving the
net cost at around $70,000.
TAXIS AS WEAPONS IN DUEL.
Drivers Attack Each Other Viciously
in Chicago Loop.
Motor cars were used old weaisms by
two taxi drivers, who blocked trattle in
the loop in Chicago Friday, when* they
staged a duel because one tarsi had
taken a fare the other was waiting for.
The duel ended •when both were placed
One taxi, traveling along the street,
drove up to a hotel entrance where the
other company maintained a stand and
obtained a hire the other cab
could approach the entrance. The other
driver immediate'y drove his ear into
the other cab, hurling it crosswise with
the street and blocking traffic. The
first cab driver turned his car and re
turned the blow. Further action was
halted by a traffic officer.
Two girl passengers of the first enb
were uninjured although they remained
in the cab during the melee.
WANT BAPTISTS TO AID
IN RAISING BIG FUND
To Be Used in Prosecution of the Men
Charged With the Murder of Baptist
(By the Associated Press.k
Richmond, June 16. —Appeal to all
Baptists in Virginia to contribute toward
a fund now being raised the State
Baptist Mission Board to engage coun
sel to assist in the prosecution of R. O.
and L. C. Garrett, prominent Cumber
, land county officials, charged with sbooty
ing to death the Rev. E. E. Pierce in
front of kis home at Cumberland couft
house on June sth, was sent to the pas
tors of all Baptist Churches in the state
today by R. D. Garland, secretary of
the Mission Board. Mr. Pierce was pas
tor of five Baptist churches ip Cumber
land ' bounty. tc
The Concord Daily Tribune
THE BOLL WEEVILS
Live Specimens Received at State Col
lege From Several Counties.
IHr (he Associated P-ess.»
Rnleigh, N. C.. June 15.—Live boll
weevils have been received by Franklin
Sherman. Chief of the Division of
Entomology for the State (Vlege and
Department of Agriculture, from coun
ties as far west and north in the-state
as Cleveland, Mecklenburg. Cabarrus.
Lee, Harnett. Lenoir' and Beaufort, it
was announced tonight. No weevils
have been sent in from counties north
of these but specimens should soon ar
rive. it was stated.
"A number of enwpen pad weevils on
young cotton are causing much concern
among farmers whom suspect (iiis
weevil of being thp cotton pest," Mr.
Sherman stated. "However, .the cotton
boll weevil should soon be appearing in
all parts of the cotton growing area
and with its appearance wilr come the
old questions. 'What shall I do?’
‘Shall I poison?’ ‘What method of
poison shall I use and when?'
"The general problem of boll weevil
control is given in extension circular
124. The dust poison method is / fully
described in extension circular 137
just, issued to North Carolina farmers.
Roth of these circulars may be bad from
local county by writing to the
editor. Extension Service. Rnleigh."
• MV. Sherman said lie
dust imisoii method is the best for
actual use in killing the weevil. i
“We considered the dust-poison
method as the standard and only poison
ing method which we are justified in ad
vising yet for our farmers to depend
upon and its limitations and difficulties
ime plainly discussed in the circular.”
he continued. "This is in line with
resolutions of Southern Agricultural
Workers at Memphis in February, and
with news item of United States De
partment of Agriculture in March. In
accordance with those pronouncements
other poisoning methods, including the
adaptation of the Florida Method, are
being tested and studied in this and
“The question of when to begin dust
ing is so dismissed in our circular ns to
allow latitude of judgment according to
abundance of early weevils, but cautions
against it where not needed or when
not profitable. It aims at economy and
effectiveness. Some farmers may use
other m thods. or may dust earlier than
we indicate; but that is on their own
choice. liv giving advice for general
adoption we feel that we must he con
servatively safe. Improvements are of
course possible, and hoped for. as time
IN NORTH CAROLINA
Report of Extension Service of Depart
ment of Agriculture.
(By rue Associated Preset.)
Raleigh. June 16.—"A summary of-ag
riculture work in North Carolina, giving
some reasons why this state lias ad
vanced in the value of her agrictultural
products, and showing the record of
those to whom this phase of the State's
activity lias been entrusted is the way
in which Director 11. W. Kilgore char
acterizes- the eighth annual report of the
extension service of the State College
and Department of Agriculture.
The report has just been received from
file printer and is now being distributed.
It contains a total of 218 pages, is il
lustrated with various half tones illus
trating different phase* of extension
work, and contains summaries of re
suslts secured by the various extension
workers of the college mid department.
Continuing, Mr. Kilgore said:
'Organized agricultural work is car
ried on in 67 counties where white farm
ageuts are at work, in 53 bounties where
organized work with women and girls
is being conducted. * and in 1(1 counties
where negro local agents urc employed,
hi addition to these the Extension Ser
vice also reaches the remaining counties
of the state by special work done in
them' counties by the specialists who
have headquarters at the college and the
"In 1622 some kind of agricultural
work was conducted in every county of
the state. Some of these demonstra
tions were with crops .and soils, some
of them showed the proper use of ferti
lizers and lime, others had to do with
holding a wool pool, and some of the
most important were demonstrations in
boll weevil, control.
“The proper feeding of hogs and the
co-operative marketing of these hogs
furnished an interesting phase of ex
tension work last year. The establish
ment of cream routes to creameries and
the bringing pure bred cattle also
formed nil interesting phase of extension
work. The growing of certified pota
to seed in Western North Carolina for
use in Eastern North Carolina was a
demonstration which gives much prom
ise for the future. Os course, the, club
work wish boys and girls is always one
of the maiu activities. Last yeur club
work was done more on an (ft-gauized
basis tlintn ever befqre and entered
largely i»to the community life in many
counties of the state.” '.
Mr. Kilgore states that practically
every phase of farming in North Caro
lina was covered by some kind of exten
sion service last year. He states that
the farmers have used the extension
service as never before and that'they
are beginning to realize the importance
of having these public servants available
Mr. Kilgore’s report summarizes n’l
the work that was done last year and
shows the plans and organization of this
phase of agrictultural work.
Policeman Killed; Slayer Is Lynched.
Miami, Fla., June 15.—Charles R.
Rryant, town marshal of Homestead,
neat- here, was shot to death this after
noon in a pool room in the negro quar
ers of Homestead when he attempted to
make a liquor raid singlehanded. Thirty
minutes later a negro known as “Gray
Eye” Simmons, his alleged slayer, was
bound to a tree by a crowd of white men
and riddled with bullets. ,
The best remedy when you are feel
ing depressed is to look around and j
find somebody who is more depressed.
CONCORD, N. C., SATURDAY, JUNE 16, 1923.
THE FEDERATION OF
: MUSIC CLUBS WILL
; MEET IN PORTLAND
Oregon City Selected as 1925
Meeting Place by Delegates
to This Year’s Convention,
• Meeting in Asheville.
Officers Were Chosen During
the Afternoon Session.—
Several Prominent People
Heard During the Day.
(My the Associated Press.)
Asheville. June 16.—Portland, Oregou.
was selected as the next meeting place
for tlie National Federation of Music
Clubs at the meeting of that organiza
tion today. The next meeting will b<
I held in 11)25. and will he known as tin
14th biennial of the Federation. An
nounoemqnt of the new board of direct
ors and ttie election of new officers was
held over until this afternoon.
The offer of Portland was made by Mrs
Petri of'that city, who stated that Port
land is willing to put up a guarantee of
$20,000 for the expenses of the meeting,
and offered its symphony orchestra, au
ditorium and tours on its scenic high
Los Angeles and Sail Francisco also
made bids for the 1025 meeting. Tin
pleas of Portland that the great North
west needs the National Federation bi
enial to stimulate interest in music
there prevailed. *
Mrs. la*o Schweiger, of St. Ism is. pres
ident of tile Musicians Fund of America ;
Andreas Dippell, of the United States Op
era Co.; and C. M. Tremain, of New
York, head of tlie National Bureau for
Advancement of Music, gave addresses at
tlie morning session.
NEGROES CHARGED WITH
ROBBING MAIL POUCHES
Opened Parcel Post Package* at Gas
thnia and Helped Themselves to tin
Gastonia, June 15.—. Tess Moore and
Mary Davis, local negroes, are held ii
jail without band awaiting trial at the
uep) term of federal court in Charlotte
on charges of having robbed United
States mail sueks which contained par
cel i>Ast packages in transit from night
trains at the local southern passenger
For several weeks ppstoffiee authori
ties had been missing small lots of pack
ages, and with the aid of United State:
Postoffiee Inspectors Purdum and Gar
rison tlie above named negroes wen
placed under arrest.
The officers came to Gastonia last Fri
day and by use of dummy packages the.
suspeqts were caught. Moore was, ur
to the time of his arrest, daytime mai
messenger of Uncle Sam at tlie South
ern station. Mary lived at the home of
Moore, aud it is alleged that she was a
confederate of the accused negro.
Several lots of parcels were found in
secured places at tlie h'oine of tile two
negroes, and also in the upstairs depart
ment of tlie Ration. The negro man
admitted that mail Sacks were opened
nnd choice goods were taken. Broken
packages were then rebundled and lefi
to go on to their owners. Some pack
ages were rifled of only part of theit- eon
tents, tlie rest untouched.
Charges against, the two will be
pushed by authorities at the •next iterm
of federal court in Charlotte. The ar
rest clears up a matter that has been
troubling Postmaster S'ate for some
Summer Course of the State College.
Raleigh, N. (’., June 15.—Tlie State
College Summer School will present Miss
Emily Rose Knox this evening in her
third annual violin recital during the
summer term. Miss Knox, a native of
Raleigh, is recognized as one of Ameri
ca's leading woman violinists, has just
recently returned to her home from a
■ concert tour.
Miss Knox will have as her accompan
ist Miss Sue Kyle Sonthwick. of the
music faculty of St. Mary’s School.
Class work at the Summer School is
now well under way, it was stated at the
college today, although late comers cou
tinue to register. The registration offices
have given out no figures ns to enroll
ment, but it is. stated that the attend
ance will compare, very -favorably with
that of last year, when 027 were regis
Coincident with the beginning of class
work, the long list of entertainment and
special amusements aud attractions to
be given during the term have started.
The morning, hours are occupied with
class routine, but tlie afternoons aud
evenings are given over largely to vari
ous forms of amusement. These include
plays and gnmes under the direction of
tlie department of physical education:
lectures on popular subjects by well
known men, story telling circles, sight
seeing trips to places of interest in aud
near Rnleigh under the direction of Col.
Fred A. Olds.
New Charges Against. Sinclair.
(By the Associated Press.)
Ims Angeles. .Tune 10i —(’barges of in
citing u rjot and addressing an unlawful
assemblage, preferred recently agqinst
Upton Sinclair, author, were dismissed
yesterday in the Los Angeles police
court, and a charge of vagrancy substi
tuted. The trial on that charge was
set for June 27th.
Planes Land for Fuel.
Pittsburgh, Knns., June 16.—Tlie
seven army planes in flight from Mt.
Clemson, Mich., to San Antonio, Texas,
' reached here at 10:30 this morning and
landed to take on gasoline and oil.
.. < .
S4B Per Acre North Carolina’s
v Crop Average During Last Year
(By the Associated Ptru.l
Raleigh, N. C., June 15.—North Caro
lina crops last year averaged $48.00 per
acre, while those of Illinois brought S2O;
lolva. s2l; Minnesota, sl6. and Nebras
ka, sl4, according to a report made here
today by the Crop Reporting Service of
the Department of Agriculture.
The report, comparing North Caroli
na's crop mines with those of tlie mid
western states, wns made at the request
of mid-western interests, following a
speech made during The spring at a
bankers' meeting in the midwest by An
gus IV. McLean. Jir. McLean painted
the picture ofXortfct Carolina in glowing
terms but there were some who doubted
the accuracy of his figures, so the de
partment was asked to issue a report on
"Considering both; crop and livestock
values,’ the report said, "per improved
acre of farm land including pasture.
North Carolina had practically $61.00 as
Nebraska $26.50, and Minnesota $28."
Taking tip the subject of diversifica
tion the report declares that. "Illinois
and lowa are-more jof one crop states"
than North Carolina; Tlie largest acre
age. added the report, was devoted to i
corn in North Carolina, this being 38 j
per cent. Wheat crops took up ten per
cent, of the acreage, hay over 12 per
cent.,'mats 3 per cent., cotton 24 per
women complex: meet
AT WKfGHTSVILLE BEACH !
Officers For Federation of Business Jind !
Professional Women to Be Chosen- To
(By tbe Associated Press.)
Wilmington. X. C., June 16.—Today's j
program of the National Federation of j
Business and ■ Professional Women's!
Clubs, meeting at Wrtglitsville Beach, in
cludes final business sessions at 10:30. at
which officers will be elected, constitution
read and revised, resolutions, commit
tee report, and delegates to the national
The executive committee meets for a
short while at 3p. .in. The business
men's clubs co-operate with rite local or
ganization to provide automobile facili
ties for a run down to Fort Fisher, 20 !
miles from tlie city. Tea for visitors at I
the Sororis dub rooms, given by various
women’s organizations. The final sea-!
ture will be dancing anil moving pictures I
at Lamina, the garden by the sen.
POISONED CABBAGE IS
CAUSE OF TWO DEATHS j
Entire Negro Family Made 111 After |
Meal—Calcium Arsenate Believed Re- [
Wilson. June 1 fi.—few days agb''
Jesse Ward, janitor at the Wilson negro I
traded school, his wife and six children
became nauseated and began to vomit
after eating heartily of cabbage, and
soon the old man died in agony.
Another member of the family died
last night, two are out of danger and
four have been removed to a hospital.
While the cases have not as yet been
diagnosed, the physician in attendance
■ says every symptom has the appeafifince
of arsenical |S)isonitig. .
It is the opinion that calcium arsenic,
which had been applied to a potato
patch, may have been sprinkled on the
cabbage nearby, which caused the death
of father and child and the prostration
of tlie others of the family.
Discovery of Mississippi.
Prairie Du Chien. Win. June 16.
Prairie du Chien is to be the scene to
morrow of a great historical pageant to
eelebrate the two hundred and fiftieth
anniversary of the discovery of the Mis
sissippi river by Marquette and Joliet.
As Prairie du Chien is located within
sight of the place where tlie French ex
nlorers obtained their first glimpse of
the Mississippi ami the great west, it
was deemed especially fitting that the
celebration should take place here. In
the pageant the events of June 17 of
two centuries and a half ago will be
re-enacted and the canoes of the explor
ers again will be seen floating from the
Wisconsin river out into the Mississippi
river as they did of o'.d.
The members of l lie Christian Endea
vor Society of the Methodist Protestant
Church motored to t lie spring near where
the old ice plant was situated, in No.
4 township, and held a most enjoyable
meeting Friday night. After the regular
program hud been rendered an ice course
was served. ’About 23 were present, and
enjoyed the innovation very much.
Caroline Her solid, the discoverer of
eight comets, and the, accomplished
partner of her brother's astronomical
labors, never could remember file
multiplication table, and always had to
carry a copy of it. about with her.
Mr. and Mrs. Howard I). Townsend, of
Lexington, are spending the week-end
with relatives in Cabarrus.
! BANK 6-TRUST
\ L CONCGHD ■ ■ NC. J
■ our reputation for the courteous
treatment of our patrons, make
this bank a desirable depository
R irCT* OUff NEW BUILDING t ’ **' " A- —i— i . !•
UUmU “~?-- Sfc llUlil mimlunmminiiiii.iLumiuiniii ...ill ill 111111111110
cent., and tobacco 8 per cent.
While "these figures should be of con
siderable interest and gratification," says
the report, "t is undoubted that in some
sections we devote tno much acreage to
tobacco nnd cotton which results in such
communities buying the food nnd feeds
they should raise on au ecanomic basis."
Mid-western farmers have the advant
age over those of North Carolina, ae
enrding to the report, brought about by
the use of "hand labor nnd commercial
fertilizers" in the latter state and "the
apparent profits per acre over the mid
dle western farmers" is offset. Tlie con
trast between tlie shapely fields of the
western .farmers and tiie “patches"
which are cultivated in this sect ion is
pointed out in the report which attrib
utes this to the necessity in North Caro
lina for using terraces which interfere
with tlie best methods of improvement of
land and the lack of organic matter in the
soil, which compels the North Carolina
farmer to use turf grasses to improve
"The big problem in the south,” con
cludes the report, "is one of an economic
I nature of which our farm labor should be
more distributed throughout
i tile year, and more livestock should be
! used to convert essential crops as raw
products into meats ns finished products.
Our soil will never become really fertile
until this course is followed."
! BOY KILLED. ANOTHER
HURT IN ACCIDENT
I Boys Were Riding in Wagon Which
| Was Struck by Passenger Train Near
(By the Associated Press, t
| Raleigh, June 16.—A boy named
| Hodges is dead, and his brother is at
i a local hospital in a dying condition
as the result of injuries received this
morning when a wagon in which they
were riding was struck by westbound
Southern Railway passenger train No. 15
at Vinson's Classing, near Garner. Two
mules, which were drawing the wagon
The boys were brought to Raleigh and
placed in the hospital, but one of them
died a few minutes after reaching there.
| The names of the victims were not known
at the hospital but it was learned at the
railway offices that they were sons of a
Mr. Hodges who lives near Auburn, nine
| miles-east of Raleigh.
j OFFERS PALLIATIVE FOR
THE WHITE PLAGUE
| I<ondon Professor Declares His Tests
| Have Proved Merits of New System of
London. .1 hup 16 (By the Associated
I Press I.—jHtimnnity is offered » pallia-
I five if not a cure for tuberculosis by
Prof. George Dreyer. bacteriologist of
Oxford - University. The basis of his
treatment is described as a more effective
system of inoculation than has hitherto
11l explaining his discovery to tlie In
stitute of Pathology and Research of St.
Mary's. Hospital. Prof, Dreyer declared
that remarkable cures laid been effected
on guinea pigs and other animals and
that other great important cases of per
sonal suffering from tuberculosis, blood
poisoning, anthrax and venereal diseases.
In tlie inoculation of human beings he
pointed out that dead bacteria are used.
ANOTHER FAILURE IN~
N. Y. STOCK EXCHANGE
Kanutli. Naehod ami Knhne - Filed In
voluntary Bankruptcy Proceeding Pa
, By (he Associated Press.)
New York, June 16.—Kanutli. Naehod
and Kuhne. members of tlie New York
Stock Exchange, failed today.
Tlie firm wns admitted to tlie exchange
March 2S, 1805, and did a large busi
ness between this country and Germany.
It also engaged extensively in commer
cial investments and foreign exchange.
An involuntary bankruptcy petition
filed in Federal Court estimated liabili
ties at $11,000,000 with assets and se
curities about the same amount. M. S.
Borland was appointed receiver under a
Princeton’s New Hall.
Princenton. N. J., June 16. —McCor-
mick Hall, Princeton's newly completed
Art and Architectural building, was
formally preseuteed to tlie university to
day by the donor, Cyrus McCormick,
President John Grier Hibbeen received
the building for the university. Other
speakers at the exercises were Profes
sor Bossange, tlie director of flip School
of Architecture, and Professor Allan
Marquard, chairman of tlie department
of art and archeology.
Planes Off Frcm Belleville.
(By (be Aanoclated Press.)
Belleville, 111., June 16.—Seven army
airplanes en route from Selfridge Field,
Mich., to San Antonio. Texas, left Scott
Field near here shortly after 7 a. m. to
day for Pittsburg. Kansas.
conservatism in management and
A Most Interesting Programme.—Several
Matters of Interest Taken Up.
An unusually fine musical program'
was the feature of the meeting l .-\e
Kiwanis Club on Friday evening a
Y. M. C. A. The program, which nad
been arranged by team No. 1. under
Albert Palmer, captain, consisted of vo
cal solos by Mr. Alan D. Prindell. of this
city ; and a number of piano selections
by Miss Ruth Mel,inn. of New York,
who with her hostess. Miss Constance
Cline, were guests at the meeting. The
numbers rendered by both these artists
were most enthusiastically received by
the Kiwanians. who voiced their appre
ciation in repeated encores.
The matter of the hard-surfaced high
way across lower Cabarrus County, con
necting Charlotte aud Albemarle, was
again brought before the club b.v Major
Will Foil, who reported that his commit
tee went to Albemarle lust Tuesday to
have informal conferences with citizens
of that place. A number of Albemarle
people, he said, assured him that they are
in favor of the hard surfacing _of the
Concord-Aibemarle road, and saving tlie
money it would cost to hard surface the
41) or 42 miles from Albemarle to Char
Tlie difference in the distance from Al
bemarle to Charlotte over tlie two routes
was definitely stated in a letter from Mr.
Pridgen, chief engineer of tlie Highway
Commission. From the main square in
Charlotte to the main square in Albe
marle, byway of Concord is 46.35 miles,
said the letter; while the distance from
Charlotte to Albemarle by tbe lower
Cabarrus route, after the elimination of
a number of curves will be about 40.75
miles, making a difference of only 5.(5
miles in the two routes.
The National Highway from Charlotte
to Concord is being hard surfaced now.
Continued Major Foil, and the city of
Concord is paved to the eastern corpor-’j
ate limits, so tlie only additional hard
surfacing needed to have the Albemarle- J
Cpneord-Charlotte route completed, is the
stretch from the eastern limits of Con
cord to tlie western limits of Albemarle.
This link could be paved with permanent
hard surface almost $500,000 cheaper
than the proposed southern Cabarrus |
The distance from Albemarle to the
Cabarrus County line on the lower Ca
barrus route is about 18 miles, while
the distance from Albemarle to the Ca
barrus County line on the Albemarle-
Concord highway is only 11.5 miles, so
that the saving to Stanly County in
hard (Surfacing the latter route would be
the cost of 6.1) miles approximately—a
This matter is not yet settled, but
will be taken up at a joint meeting in Al
bemarle with tlie Lions Club on next
Thursday a week, June 2.Bth. at which
time Major Foil urged all who are in
terested in this matter to be present at
-tlie meeting in Albenuirlg.
Rev. 1.. A. Thomas was a guest at the
The attendance prize, given by Team
No. 1. Was drawn b.v Julius Fisher.
Wheat Condition Better oil June t Than
One Year Ago.
Raleigh, June 10.—An average condi
tion of 87 per cent. 4 iter cent, better
than a year ago. 2 per cent, better than
a 10-year average, was tlie June 1 condi
tion of the North Carolina wheat*' crop,
according to a report issued today by the
co-operative crop reporting service of tlie
North Carolina and United States de
partments of agriculture. The condi
tion estimated is based on about 500 crop,
reports reeeived from all sections of tlie
(in tlie basis of information received
the report says that “the North Carolina
Crop lias a much better prospect tliau
usual * * * For four years the weather
conditions have been such as to result
in poor Jield.s. This year's prospect is
thy best of the four years."
Tlie largest part of the wheat acreage,
according to the report, is in' “the Pied
mont area stretching between Granville
aud Rutherford counties. This is in
the red day country where the tobacco
and cotton crops are grown to the smal
lest degree and where the greater diver
sification and live stock are found. The
condition in this commercial wheat area
averaged the same as for tlie entire state.
The average price for the state is about
$1.35 which is slightly less than a year
Acreage planted in wheat is estimated
in the report at 600,000 acres yielding
slightly less than 10 bushels per acre,
according to tlie June 1 reports.
Dun’s Weekly Review.
New York. June 15. —Dun’s tomor
row will say :
Most of the tests by which business
trends are measured show a diminution
of buying in primary channels but a
gain in retail distribution. These are
seasonal phases and do not mark any
unusual or unexpected change in the
general situation. Close observers of
conditions hud not anticipated that the
note-worthy industrial expansion of the
first quarter of this year would con
tinue indefinitely, or that the rise of
prices would go on unchecked and the
recent slowing down process, witii re
action iu prices, has not been surpris
ing. The chief interest now centers on
the probable course of events after tlie
passing of the summer and there is a
disposition in many quarters to await
a clearer insight into the future. This
attitude is reflected b.v tlie increased
conservatism in the placing of advance
orders, ns well as by the (Mi! icy of
avoiding burdensome accommodations
Weekly bank clearings $6,410,830,-
State Highway Commission Meetings.
(By (be Associated Press.)
Raleigh, June 16.—Announcement has
been made at the State Highway Com
mission that a meeting of the district
engineers will be held here on June 18.
Only routine matters will be handled,
it is stated.
The State highway commissioners will
meet here June 20 and 30. Two days
before this meeting, on June 27, a num
ber of projects will be let to contractors
for construction. I
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SHOTS FIRFD WHEN
SHIPS APPEAR •
OFF ATLANTIC CITY
Several Rummers Were Seen
About 200 Feet From the
Shore, and the Government
Boats Gave Chase.
BOTH SIDES FIRED
Government Boats Tried to
Surround Rummers, But
They Were Not Successful
in Their Effort.
(By the Associated PreH.)
Atlantic City. X. .T.. June 16.—A run
ning tight in which several volleys were
exchanged, occurred early today between
rum runners and government boats.
Many bullets whistled over the board
walk, driving t,he night owls to cover.
Shortly before midnight two govern
ment boats from ISarnegat patrolling the
Inlet waters, sighted s(ev«|ral rtmners
about 200 feet from short attempting to
make a landing. The government craft
calling on the smugglers to stop, at
tempted to surround them.
The runners escaped in the fog after
putting on full speed, sweeping so close
■ to shore they almost touched bottom, and
then dashing in single file out yo sea.
I Both sides exchanged shots freely.
The sea fight could be seen clearly
from the board walk section of the
street. Three seconds after bullets be
gan to tty the board walk, astir with mid
night promenaders. was deserted, Xo
I one asliore was hit.
MILL MEN TO ADJOURN
MEETING DI KING DAY
X. C. Cotton Manufacturers in Session
at Winston-Salem. Discuss Many .Mat
(By tbe Associated Press.
Winston-Salem. June 16.—Following
an address by A. B. Blalock, of the Xortli
Carolina Cotton Growers Co-operative
Association, in which he discussed • the
relations between his organization and
the cotton mill men. the Xortli Carolina
Cotton Manufacturers Association in its
annual summer convention here, went in
to executive session when the state mill
rules were discussed pro and con. An
open business session will follow, when
officers will be elected. Adjournment is
expected to be taken not later than 2 p.
Bernard M. Cone was elected president.
The other officers chosen included : Vice
President. E. C. Ilwelle. Charlotte; S.
F. Patterson. Roanoke Rapids; J. M.
Gainewell. Lexington: Hunter Marshall.
Jr.. Charlotte, rejected secretary-treas
urer, as was George W. Forrester, of
Atlanta., traffic manager.
After a lengthy discussion the asso
ciation voted to reject all proposed
changes in the Carolina mill rules as re
quested by the Xew Orleans cotton ex
Selection of the next convention city
was left with the executive committee.
GIRL WOUNDED BY GUM “SHOT.”
"Indian Princess” in School Play Vic
tim of Strange Accident.
When 13-yeatr-old Marie Davis, play
ing the role of an Indian princess in a
school performance at the Matthews
County court house in Xorfold. Va.. last
week, collapsed as the victim of shots
from an Indian band, she was applaud
ed for the realism of the scene. When
Marie was unable to rise, however, for
a curtain response, fear seized the
audience that she had been shot.
Examination of a wound in the child’s
breast, revealed that not a bullet, but a
big wad of chewing gum, had caused the
DAUGHTER OF GERMAN
Amalie Ebert Married in Berlin to Dr.
Wilhelm Jaenrhe, Court' Attache.
Berlin. J line Hi (By the Associated
Press). —Fraulein Amalie Ebert, only
daughter of President Ebert, was mar
ried today to Dr. Wilhelm Jaenche, an
attache of the German foreign office. The
civil rites were performed at the regis
try office. The religious ceremonies fol
lowed at the executive mansion.
Before her father's election to the Ger
man presidency Fraulein Ebert was em
ployed as a clerk by a Berlin firm.
Dr. Jaencke's father is proprietor of
one of Berlin's firms which long was
surveyor of footwear to the court in the
days of monarchy.
Congress of Latin-American Students.
Springfield, Mass., June 16. —The first
annual congress of Latin-American stu
dents attending universitiees and colleges
in the United States was opened at
Springfield College today and will be con
tinued through the coming week. Many
educators and other men of prominence
will take part in the program, which
provides for discussions and addresses
on the problems of better relations be
tween the United States and South
America and of spreading general doc
trine of good will between the two con
Eligible for Postmaster at Weldon.
(By the Associated Prw.
Washington, June 16.—Richard A.
Brice was certified today by the civil
service commission as eligible for post
master at Weldon. N. O.
On June 26th the Southern Railway
will sell at public auction at 10 o’clock
a. m., a car load of poles. See ad. Ip to
Mr. Charley Culp and Mr. Charlie
Lippard left Friday night for Washing-
Hot!, where they will spend several days.