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' , The, aggregate ot loss by 'fir* in
North Carolina during February was
* ??>864,251 , according to official report*
-of each fire on file in the* State Insure
' ?'Hoe department, made public by.
. ^oriuniBsiher, Stacy W. Wade. This
{?hows, an ihcrpase ot about* $200,000
>V'er February last year./, For the
Jnlted States and Cauda/. February
m 4? .estimated at $31,447,600, aode
base ot about $10,0(to,000 tram la?t
lie marked feature of the State's
to . the smart average loss ot the
'fires occurring as .compared -with
?.' aggregate of 47 flresinwhich the |
/vlOsf was 16,000 and over, this totals
.:$??, 676, an average of $S2)06^ ; per
while tor thd remaining : toital of
76 ,for the olhe? 243 fires, the
; average loss .per , fire Was T>ut 405.
The' heaviest single lo??es were: a
film' exchange at Charlotte, $156,000;
business building at "Wilmington, $56,
.000; oil mill near Hendersofi, $106,000,
llsh fertiliser plant at Shallotte, $60.
,000; a ptore i, at Mttieton, $30/100;
?dwolllhg at PJnehurst, $48,000. . L
Charlote headB* the cities wlthl
ioaa^s> having had 28 fires With ]
ilem with 37 flrea, loaa
? Baleigh .has the/ premier record
-)pn4g,th? la# ger citiep, . with 8 fires,
d loss "of $840. ' The major /fire
71 L *4 ?? rf ,y*T'
smoking .and over carelessness,
jHUieaporitaneous 'co'mbuBtiton ac-j
t for 8 fires,' incendiary, short
cbfld . wad matph '6. There
? ,* single electric iron fire,
- was 3 due to explosion ot
' under. Incubators.
.classes of; j property
Wed ^Includes - Uf
stores, V barns and
7 werhouses, four schools
dormitories, 3 churches laundries
and factories, and.,fouo hotels, movie
eatree -and cafefe ' '
$he statistical table also shows
at while oat \otthe 270 fires the
yMdafWiy IftjK irfsi ?oaa ??r
,'of tulli
I dings was 9390,695 and
or Just about equal
""Hires in which the
e contents loss
? lpss by nearly
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Vp/operty at risk
>38,029, Insurance,
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and counties I
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tour to 6nc 4
? The total j
la shownVJo^
? The following .v nwq auu VUUUUW
reporting Utf. fire, or no damage from
lire during February, v are placed up
,on the department # hpnejTjrjll for the
-month. . i'l
? Plymouth, Th'omaaville, Mt. OUts, |
Concoril, Mt. Hplly, Fairmont, Badin, j
'?). Fuqnay Springs, Spring fttfpe, Waynes
ji Ttlle, Roxboro. Wake Forest, Jackson
ville, ?.Stanley, Creedmoor, . Ttibor, |
Rockingham, R&ndleman, Albemarle,
Elkin.fcranlte Falls, Lumberton, Hunt
erstllle, Marlon, Trytjp, . Blm ' City,
ForSst City, Carthage, Hickory, Louls
bnrg, Kings Mountain, Pilot Mountain,
V ' Encampment Date* For Guard. '*
Summer encampn^oats for the
North Carolina National Guard will
"Dominance this year on July 1, when
? tha Held Artillsry regiment will *o
Into training at Fort Bragg and will
clote on August SO, according to the
April lssne of' the National Guard
bulletin, which la Issued monthly by
Major Gordan Smiths Assistant Ad
bJataat General. According to the bul
letin, there will be 8,000 guardsmen
la camp, the largest number since
The schedule of the training camps
followat "
Camp Glenn, N. C-, July 20; 120th
Infantry, Staff Corps' Departments, .
30th Signal Company and 117th Mo- 1
tor Transport Company. * v
Fort. Bragg, N. C., July 1-1B: ^05th
.Fort Bragg,' N. (V April 2-16: " 117 th
Field Artillery.
Camp McCellatn, Ala., August 4-18:
109th Calvary an<t 105th Medical Regi
ment ?'
Fort Monroe, Va., August 16-30:
Coast Artillery.
What Good Roads Have Done.
Good roads saved each motorist (6 1
gallons of gasoline last year which at I
IS cents, the fpllon, la a financial ad
vantage T>f H8.60.aThe State Highway
bulletin has figured out.
8 The bulletin has found that the
gasoline consumption per car during
1(23 was 68 gallons less than 1922. j
Automobiles have increased and good
roads have been conducive of greater
ase of them so that the estimate of
?aring la considered reasonably con- 1
Qovernor to Visit Charlotte.
Highway Chairman Frank Pago Uaa
brought Charlotte Into the Pan-Ameri
can road sho^r, and that city will "he
, host Sunday, June ' 8, to the South
' American highway engineers and,
builders; ambassadors from South
American countries, governor ot
seven states, Secretary of Commerce
Herbert Hoover and other dlstlngush: :
*d officials and. citizens of two contin
ents, mdklii# up a party that will
spend a week' watching Tar Heel road
builders at work.
Receiving the news from Mr. Pago
Commissioner W. C. Wilkinson, ol
'Charlotte, began devising 4 ways and
means of extending the, visit at least
another day. He will get the local
folks behind him in plans for elabor
ately entertaining the distinguished j
guests.' And Mr. Page }ikely will be
besought to give thp city at least tWp '
days ' so that, the visitors may have
ample time to see the town and sur
roundings. / ?'
Approxlmatly 2,000 people are ex
pected to. be included In the list of
invited guests to tJhe road show, which
has been desl?nate<f a "Shirt Sleeve^
exhibition, because the visitors win I
cDnje to see road construction in act- ;
ual .progress In North Carolina. The
state will give one grand show ? of ltju
gQtx! , roads, and It ' will be literally !
Showing the worfd" how. to build .
them: .vK"
, The South American highway, engl- 1
neers'and builders I will number hilt ?
a hundreds SPven ambassadors to the |
United States frctm South American
countries will be fa the party. Secre- .
tary Hoover will represent the federal
government. Governor Morrison apd
i the governors of Six South Atlantic '
States fiave accepted invitations. Sen
ators Simmons and Overman, the
North Carolina delegations In Con
gress and .senators and congressmen
from .other Btatja will be' present. In- j
vltations have beten extended to mem
bers of road governing boards In every
county in the South Atlantic states, j
. ? TJtie' . "Triangle j Cities," Greensboro,
Winston-Salem and' High Point; will be
the offfclal hosts .because of hotel fa
cilities avaiUbJe In the three cities.
Five hundred automobiles will be used'
In transporting them over the state. I
. The official party, wihch will num- 1
ber about 16, will arrive in Raleigh '
on a special tralg June V. Taking
automobiles here it will go to Greens-'
boro4 Leaving .Greensboro Saturday, j
the 6ff lclal party jand visitors will go i
Ijy automobile, to Charlotte to spend .
Sunday ; and Monday, if Mr. Wilkinson j
can carry out his plans. From Char- j
lotte .automobiles' will take them to '
Ashevllle ,vher4 they will : board, a
special train for Tennessee Jane 10.
. Wlhston-Salem, . Greensboro and.
High Point are raising a ,larg? sum
to provide ? for' the entertalninapt of
the 'visitors, -and Commission Wilkin
son proposes that Charlotte give them,
an elaborate reception. ' I
The ghow, with the distinguished!
visitors, will prove of 'tremendous ad
vertising value, t6 the ktate and to
the cities to be visited.'' ??
Staff representatives of New York
newspapers will be here, and the press
will- give prominence to the event.
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Bulletin on Boll Weevil. '
"Habits; and Control of the Cotton
Boll Weevlll" la the (Itle of a new bul
letin jnat Issued by the North Carolina
Department of Agriculture for' the
Agricultural Experiment Station. The
.bulletin la Issued, as the March 19^4
Bulletin and Is written, by Dr. R. W.
Delb'y and J. A. Harris, assistant Bnto
mologl As, of ' the - Experiment Station
staff. This bulletin sets for the stud
ies, experiments and results . obtained
from work donei during 1923 from the
field station -of .the divlsldd of Ento
mology located at Aberdeen' In the
Sandhills. ?"
According to ' Professor Franklin
Sherman, Chief in Entomology, the
bnlletlzf brings out several Important
facts. Some of the ' principal findings
are stated by Prof. Sherman as fol-'
On April 17 tlje first weevil out of
^hibernation was found, but none were
found on young cotton until last halt
of May. Earliest laying of eggs was
about mid-June; and the generation of
weeyiltf from these eggf appeared
largely from July 10 to 18. It was
found that the time for starting the
general dust-pbisoning (1 e. when 10
per cent of Bqdares were being punc
tured) averaged about July 28, which
agreed with the observations made
during 1922..* ?
Tests were made with several meth
ods for control of the weevil. Four
applications of home-made sweeftsned
mixture gave a net profit of $1.60 per
acre, while , seven applications of the
material known kg Hill's Mixture gave
a net loss of, (3.29 per acre. As early
season applications of sweetened mix
ture did kill many overwintered weev- ,
Us, and as later applications had but |
little effect, during yie time before
blooming, the recommendation foi j
1924 are to use the home-made mix- j
ture. A test of the "Florida Method"!
gave net loss of $5.08 per acre; heyrfce '
while this method may later be adapt, j
ed to our use, It is not yet recom
New State Charters.
Charters were issued by the secre
tary of state's office as follows:
Citizens Insurance and Realty com
pany, Fayetteville. authorised capital,
$50,000; subscribed. $400; incorpora- !
tors. O. E. Edgerton. L. M. Edgerton,
Thomas D Clark, and F. H. Thomp
son. all of Fayetteville.
Green I -umber company. Thomas
vtlle. authorized capital. $25,000; sub
scribed. $16,000; incorporators, W. E.
Foiwta. Z V Crutrhfleld. E W. K. .
Founts. Z. V. Cmtchfleld. E. M. Crutch
field, all of Thomasvllje
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Writer Say a Shaketpeare
Stole Whole Plot*.
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Plagiarism Is fls'old as the human
race. In mechanics all Inventions are
plagiarism, for If Inventory bad not
borrowed Ideas from their predeces
sors progress would come to a stand
still. Voltaire 1b quoted us sayings
"Of all forrasi of theft plagiarism lrfi
the least dangerous, and often proves I
beneficial." HUdretli Harper, In an
a'rtlcle entitled "A Pageunt of Plagiar
ists," In a recent Issue of Book Notes,
^clares : J
"Shakespeare stole whole plots, Inci
dents* and Ideas from his predecessors;
while Mollere derived^ not *only hlsi
plotf but entire scenes from Italian
comedies. Pdpe only acknowledged:
'I freely confess that . I have served
myself all I could by reading.*
"Dlsrofll : ,has been called the 'per
pet\ifft plagiarist.'- His famous funeral
oration wer Wellington was said to be
from an* Article by Thiers on Marshal
galnt-cyr. A'slmllar example of pla
giarism was once performed, by the
.Hon. John J. Ingolls. He delivered an .
eloquent eulogy on a certain J. N.
Barnep It was given great praise as
an admirable piece of rheforlc, but It
was' discovered that the, eulogy had
been appropriated from -a sermon.
"Another skilled 'adapter was
Charles Reade. He was known to
have appropriated Swift's 'Polite Con
versation,' with a work of- his own en
titled "The Wandering Heir.' De Quln
cey %rst pointed 'out that' Coleridge's
hymn Is a paraphrase of an almost
known poem by a, .German author^sB,
Frederlca Bruhn. called 'Chamonlx at
Sunrise.' V i 0 .
"Owen Meredith (Lord Lytton) -was
ohe of t^e most daring plagiarists, Jt Is
said, that eyer lived. 'Lucille' was a
bare-faced bit borrowed from de Mus-.
sey and Heine. It Is* even possible that
he ^ever wrote an original line In his
life. 'Sterne, It Is pointed put, took
the best passages of his 'Tristam Shan
dy' from older authors, then denounced
plagiarism In the words of Burton.
"Benjamin Franklin laid' claim to
translations of 'De Senejtute' done by
Logan, anf copied his council against
intemperance , out of the works of
Jeremy Trfylor. ' Longfellow translated
an Anglo-Salon metrical . fragment,
and hla version agrees almost verbally
with |lev. J. J. Conybeare's, Thomas
Hardy appropriated an entire chapter
from 'Gebrglp Sce<e*,' by an almost
forgotten Ajnerlc&n iiumorlst, made a
few changes and Inlaid It In his 'Trum
pet-Major.' ""?New Tort Times.
A Real Sleuth
There Is a ten-year-old boy, whose
mother thinks he Is destined t6 become
a noted detectlv^One day h?-waa beg
ging for permission 'to try hla'hand at
.mending a broken nmbrella over which
his father was working, and at last
was sent out of the room on an errand.
: When he returned his father, and
mother were talking, and the nmbrella
had vanished. .. v
"I know where you have put It," he
said, after , a ,glahce around the room.
"You've put It In that closet, and ? "
"Well,1 Where else ^oujd I put It?"
.demanded the- father. Impatiently; but
the mother waited for her boy to
"I. know lfs there," he said,
triumphantly, '/because whenever you
open the closet door that photograph
on the end of the bookshelf falls down,
and It's down now I And I know 'twas
father put It In, for mother would
have stood the picture up again."
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t ? Art 'Ehduree
In the department .of esthetics,
?wherein critics mainly disport them
.qelves. It Is almost Impossible to think
of a so-called truth that shows any
sign of being permanently . . .
But the work of art, as opposed to the
theory behlnd .lt, has a longer life, par
ticularly It that theory be obscure and
questionable, and so canuot be deter
mined accurately. Hamlet, the Mona
Lisa, Faust, Dixie, Parsifal, Mother
Goose, Annabel Lee, Huckleberry Finn
? these things, so baffling to pedagogy,
so contumacious to the. categories, so
mysterious In purpose and utility ?
those things live. And why? Because
there Is in them the flavor of salient,
novel ?and attractive personality . . .
because they 'pulse and breathe and
speak, 'because they are genuine works
of art. ? H. L. Mencken. In "Prejudice*,
Third Series."
* Sounded the Same
At a concept In Glasgow a famous
soprano was singing a song In Italian.
An old man in the front row of the pit
suddenly burst Into tears and would
not be comforted.
On being asked why he4ad broken
down he aal() : "She retnlnds me so
of my daughter."
"But surely." some one suggested,
"your daughter couldn't Blng like
"No, but It was the same In a way,"
t?e old roan said. "You couldn't un
derstand what she was singing about,
Needed the Space
While posing in evening clothes for (
a new photograph a movie hero was
rery Insistent about having the photo
graph show plenty of shirt front. And.
as he was good for about a thousand I
dollars' worth of work every year, the !
photographer was anxious to oblige.
Bnt a photographer lias his bump of ,
curiosity the same as others.
"Why so much shirt front?" asked I
thhi one. ?
"To write autographs 011," explained
the (tar.
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Grjsat Irrigation Project N^ringy Completion
This is the hugq Black ^canyon dam
which has beep Hho subject of recent
? congreasidfrul appropriations ? control
Versy. ' It IB ncfw rfipldly neurlng com
pletWfi In Idaho, where It will add <
millions of acres to {he Irrigated reglcM ,
' of thd western State. It Is on the *
Payette river between Nampa -and Mc
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When the Italians Annexed the City of Fiume
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General view of. the procession through the .mala street of Fiume during the ceremonies attending the annexa'tloa
pi- Flame by Italy. <, ? . ?
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Marie Hall, twenty-six, said to be
the queen of the feminine bootlegging
speed drivers of Ecorse, near Detroit,
satd at the connty Jail that she would
abandon tight skirts In the future
when participating hi her vocation.
Charged \^Jth "bootlegging, she led pro
hibition agents a merry chase through
Ecorse, but a traffic Jam, a tight skirt
and a mud puddle lost her the race.
She was held in $1,000 ball.
A<lolph Hlttler. orjranlzor of ihc
llnvr.rlnn revolt of Inst November
which Bulled Into a "beer hnll putsch."
was convicted -of treason nnd son
tenctd to five j-ears In prison.
Wade Gets New Motor for Long. Flight
Lieut. Leigh Wade, one of the globe
encircling army aviators, putting a
new Liberty motor In his plane at
Seattle, preparatory to starting oh the
flight to Asia by way of Alaska.
Memorial to Shanghai's War Dead
Scene at the recent dedication of the memorial to the men of Shanghai,
Chins, who -volunteered for service and lost their lives In the Ti^orld war.
It contains names of more than 200
heroes. Tfie memorial Is located on
the Bund, or water front, and exactly
between the international and French
foreign settlements.

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