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the Progress of North Carolina Peo-
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convenience to consumers or
J aler usinp or handling sugar, Food
Vdminiftrator Henry A. Page has is
'.ed a statement requesting all whole
JU,er, ami jobbers in North Carolina
ho' have less than ar6V aays supply
f sugar hand t0 apply immediately
, his office for forms upon which to
mike statements upon which certifi
es mav be issued immediately for
sufficient to give them a 30
davs supp'-
demand for sugar for canning and
preserving purposes at this period
and it is important that there should
be no interruption in the flow of the
product through the usual channels of
trade. All dealers in and users of
sugar including retailers, hotels, res
iaurants, bdlarding houses, bakeries,
and institutions, will be able to secure
sugar only upon certificates after July
1st and no certificates will be issued
to any of these who do not. file their
statements by July 15th.
Blank forms upon which statements
Eay be made can be secured upon ap
plication to the sugar division of the
i,, Thoro la n li nu aim I
food administration at Raleigh.
Proclamation by Governor.
Governor Bickett today issued a
proclamation calling on the churches
throughout the state to have the
church bells rung at 7 o'clock each
evening for two minutes' time,, and
appeals to 111 the people of the state
and "strangers within our gates' to
bow their heads in prayer while the
bells are rung, their prayers to be for
the success of American arms and of
the arms of the allies in the great
This daily two-minute evening pray
er period with the ringing of the
church bells is asked to be kept up
as long as the war lasts, the prayers
to be "to the God of battles, to give to
mir forces on aea and land wisdom
of foresight, courage and fortitude,
and make them more than conquerors
of the powers of evil arrayed against
The preamble declares: "The peo
ple of Nprth Carolina believe in God,
in His mercy and His might, so be
lieving, it behooves us to pray that
our daily offerings of blood and treas
ure may be acceptable in His sight,
and that He may use them to estab
lish perfect justice and perpetual
peace among all the children of men.
Governor Goes to Jefferson.
Governor Bickett says he is still de
termined to go personally into Ashe
county and make his speech in Jeffer
on in effort to bring about cessation
of armed resistance to the draft by a
group of SO or more registrants who
have "barricaded" themselfes in the
mountain fastnesses and are defying
the local authorities. He believes
that with the local co-operation that
he will be able to obtain when the
real war sitnatlnn is fnllv Rftt. out. as
he plans to do it in his speech in the
mass meeting Saturday afternoon, he
will be able to induce practically all
ff these registrants to come into the
service as their patriotic duty.
Adjutant General Young has return
to Raleigh from Ashe county, where
he had been investigating conditions
relating to the 40-or more deserters
ho, heavily armed, are hiding out,
voicing threats and defying arrest.
General Young, upon his return, made
full report to Governor Bickett and
ffiade an earnest appeal, endowed and
demanded by members of the Ashe
exemption board and leaders in that
county, for federal troops to be sent
Into Ashe to round up the deserters.
Mica in demand.
t North Carolina mica is in demand
nowadays.. Sheet mica has come to
be an important war mineral through
its use as an insulator in electric ap
Pari'us, especially in condensers,
toag-.etos and spark plugs. It is used
extensively In the windows of masks
wtn for defense against asphyxiat
lr,K eases. It is put to other war pur-rsr-8
when used as a non-inflan
-i'.uhie, non shattering material in ar
tt:er car windows, conning towers
f ships and submarines.
y Beware "The Agents."
Internal revenue agents are on the
lookout for persons who are said to be
canvassing in the country impersonat
ing federal agents and selling farmers
amount books telling them the gov
ernment requires that they purchase
t,-e book in order to keep an accurate
(,count of their income. It was stated
at headquarters of the internal rev
nue department here that every ef
fort ia being made to locate such per
80&8. Meanwhile wide publicity is
blng given to the plot so the farmers
&y be on their guard.
4,000 N. C Men Callnri r
lJe thousand colored men and one
thousand two hundred and forty-seven
" WMfc,
"uuo meu Wi" oe called by local
boards in North Carolina during the
period from July l to July 16 Offi
cial advices of the call were received
uy tne adjutant general from Provost
Marshal General Crowder in Wash-
One thousand of the white men will
entrained for Cam
Fort Oglethorpe, on July 5, and will
w "luuciea into general military ser
vice. Two hundred and fnr..0vM
men will be entrained from this state
Juiy ib ror Clemson College, S. C,
take the same course nf Tiotn,nfinn
practically, as is beinc h van
men at State College. Requirements
iur znauciion under this call is gram
mar school education. Men with me
chanical experience are preferred and
such registrants way be inducted vol
untarily until July first, after which
date they will be selected by local
boards according to the quota assign
ment io oe announced later. They will
be given instructions a
men, blacksmiths, carpenters, electri
cians and radio operators. Only men
quannea ror general military service
will be accepted.
Of the three thousn
to entrain, thirteen hundred will be
sent to Camp Dix. Wri
and seventeen hundred will be - sent
to Lamp Meade, Maryland. They must
be physically quallflett for ereneral mil.
itary service.
Quota assignments bv counties will
be announced from the office of the
adjutant general later.
Rulings on Wheat Modified.
State Food Administrator Henry A.
Page announced that farmers who
have produced their own wheat will
not be subject in the future to the
same limitations as to quantity they
may have ground as they have been
In the" past several months.
According to an abrogation of the
milling program, particularly for the
farmers, they will be allowed to have
sufficient wheat ground to meet their
demands up until October first.-After
that time, if the grain is in good con
dition, they will be permitted to have
as much ground as they will need for
future use unless the present rulings
are altered.
The wheat conservation program
will continue, however. The same
amount of meal or cereals must still
be purchased with white flour. As
applied to the farmers who grow their
wheat, they will be allowed a maxi
mum of telve pounds per person a
month instead of the six pounds per
person a month, as the request of the
food administration stands now.
Heretofore the mills have been al
lowed only to grind enough wheat for
a thirty days' suply for farmers living
within three miles and enough for a
sixty days' supply for those living
Within six miles of the mill.
New Questionnaires to be Issued.
Information received by officials
here from Washington is to the ef
fect that the second edition of ques
tionnaires for registrants of June 5,
will be mailed out beginning June 25.
, No classification of the registrants
will be made until after the order num
bers have been determined. Just what
method will be pursued in giving the
new registrants order numbers has not
been settled upon fn Washington yet
but it is thought that men who reg
istered June 5 will not be given a
serial number. It is supposed they
will be given order numbers only and
placed at the bottom of class one.
The local boards have been advis
ed by the adjutant general that sub
sequent regulations will be formulat
ed governing the form of the ques
tionnaire, the period of time for re
turning it and so forth. It is likely
there will be a slight variation on
the form of the first and second edi
Good Condition of State Banks.
The four hundred and sixty private,
state and savings banks in North Car
olina, including twenty-five branches
at the close of business May 10, show
ed a net increase in resources for the
year of $35,157,904.47, according to the
statement issued by the state corpor
ation commission, showing the aggre
gate resources and 1 'abilities of these
banks at the d' f business on
May 10 as compa. .th May 1, 1917.
More Woman Doctors.
Registration of applicants for medi
cal license revealed that the 1918 class
before the State Medical Board of Ex
aminers is about as large as last
year's class, 74 applying for license.
The examinations, which started Tues
day afternoon, are still being held.
Among the applicants are three
women and a number of members of
the navy. These naval men secured
leaves of absence in order to take the
examinations now instead of waiting
until the expiration of the war.
To Increase Honey Supply.
A special says the department of
agriculture is making an effort to
have -the output of honey increased
from 10 to 20 times the present yield
in the United States.
North Carolina is asked to do her
part. It is pointed out by the govern
ment experts that the sourwood
honey of the southern mountains is
of the finest quality, and can be in
creased without much effort. It is
said that mountain women can do
their bit by cultlrating and encourag
ing the honey bee.
After a Heated and Prolonged Discus
alon By Several Members the Res
olution Was Withdrawn.
Wilmington.--Introduction of a res
olution looking toward the naming of
a committee to determine the advis
ability of another judge for the West
ern Carolina District of the Federal
Court (which, however, was with
drawn following heated discussion; its
opponets branding it as a direct at
tack on Judge Boyd), and the election
of officers were the outstanding fea
tures of the concluding session of the
twentieth annual convention of the
North Carolina Bar Association.
The convention's only scrap was the
McRae resolution urging the appoint
ment of three association members to
investigate and determine if there was
reasonable necessity for a new Fed
eral judge in the western Carolina
district, the committee to report its
findings to the Judiciary Committee
of the National House of Representa
tives. McRae said the bill providing
for the new judge had already passed
the Senate and was now before the
House committee, and tat Chairman
Webb had recently stated that the
committee desired moie information
concerning the needs of the district.
G. S. Bradshaw, Greensboro, opposed
the measure bitterly, declaring it in
advisable. Col. Harry Skinner was
opposed to the Association taking
action of Jhis nature, declaring that
there was an intimation between the
lines that Judge Boyd was incompet
ent, and that the resolution was a re
flection on Boyd. T. B. Finley
thought the move smacked of politics,
and registered his opposition.
McRae spoke warmly in favor of the
resolution expressing the highest re
gard for Judge Boyd, at the same
time contending that if a judge was
needed in the Western district one
should be appointed. Following ad
ditional speeches McRae probably saw
that his resolution was doomed and
withdrew it.
Dipping Vate Dynamited.
New Bern. Dr. O. H. Graham, state
veterinarian from Jtaleigh, is in the
city on business connected with the
destruction of dipping vats in the
county by lawless persons who have
been using dynamite very freely dur
ing the past week or so. He attended
the trial of Albert Purjfoy, which was
held at the court house last week.
Purifoy is charged with dynamiting a
vat in the Truitt section of the
Dr. Graham, when interviewed, re
fused to state what action he expects
to take in the matter, but he let it be
known that the destruction of vats
will, by no means, be allowed to put a
stop to the campaign. He intimated
that vigorous action will be taken.
It took from five o'clock in the
afternoon until eleven o'clock at night
to complete the taking of evidence
and the argument of the attorneys in
the case against Albert Purifoy,
charged with dynamiting a dipping
vat, but It didn't take 'Squire S. R.
Street very long to decide that the
evidence was sufficient to justify him
to find probable cause to bind the de
fendant over to superior court. In
fact his mind was made up when the
attorney for the procesution conclud
ed his address for, without hesitation,
he placed ond for $500.
Recent N. C. Casualties.
Raleigh. N. C. casualty list recent
ly reported from the front are:
Killed in action, Lieut. Geo. A. Bell,
Monroe; Corp. Robt. E. Wilson, Hen
dersonville; Edw'd L. Sledge. Ashe
boro; David M. Wright Lincolnton.
Severely wounded Privates Ed
Holms, Waxhaw; William A. Thomp
son, Durham; Wm. A. Benton, Mayo
New Homes For Employes.
Durham. In order to relieve the
big demand for houses, and to furnish
homes for their operatives, the Lig
gett and Myers Tobacco company has
let the contract for the erection of 35
bungalows in the western section of
the city. Property near the Watts
street school, which has formerly been
owned by Mr. Brodie L. Duke, and has
never been improved, is now being
cleared of the growth of pine trees
and underbrush, and the houses will
be erected there.
Fine Report From 25 Counties.
Winston-Salem Reports from
twenty-five North Carolina counties
received at State Headquarters here
fnr thfl war sa vines drive show that
$10,000,000 was raised at the end of
the third day of the campaign, 'ihis
is one-fifth of the state's quota raised
already in one-fourth of the counties.
Th foiinwlnr - counties- had raised
nVoK fcaif their auotas: Cleveland,
Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Granville,
Iredell, Lenoir, Pitt, Scotland, ana
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A Membership of 20,000 in Pig, Corn
and Poultry Clubs Is Ex
pected This Year.
Raleigh. With the pigV corn and
poultry clubs of the state enrolling
practically three thousand members
each, it is believed that the club mem
bership in the state will reach 20,000
members this year. This estimate is
based upon the actual enrollment
and the knowledge of conditions in
average counties where! difficulties
are almost universally existent in get
ting actual members properly enrolled
through the state office.
In the negro clubs to date fully 2,700
members are enrolled, largely in poul
try and corn clubs. In addition to
these there are over 5,500 members
Who receive instructions by mail but
who do not get personal supervision.
This work is carried o4 from the A.
and T. College in Greensboro and is
supervised by John D. Wray, farm
agent. This is the third year t or the
work among the negroes!
The leading counties An club work
for 1918 with the number enrolled to
date are as Callows: M;
Corn Club Buncombe county leads
with 167 members. Mr. E. D. Weaver,
county agent. .
Cotton Club Bladen ' and Robeson
each 17 members. Messrs. R. K. Cra
ven, Dr. A. H. Kerr, coftnty agents.
Peanut Club Mecklenburg leads
with 46 members. Mr. CbHrles E. Miller
county agent. ft
Pig Club Pamlico leads with 158
members. J. W. Williamson county
Potato Club -Buncombe leads with
229 members. E. D. Weaver, county
agent. U
Poultry Club Buncombe leads rith
32 9members. E. D. Weaver, county
Wheat Club -Randolph leads with
30 members. D. S. Coitraine, county
agent. i I
Confederate Monument Unveiled.
Morganton. MOrganton and Burke
county celegrated the unveiling of a
handsome bronze statue on the Con
federate monument which stands on
the court square. For years the mon
ument has stood unfinished and the
statue completing the memorial is the
realization of a. long cherished dream.
The generosity of Captj W. J. Kincald
of Griffin, Ga., a native, of Burke and
himself a Confederate, soldier, made
the completion possibly, the statue be
ing the gift of Captain Kincaid. It
is the figure of a Confederate private
standing on guard. The sturdy type
of the poufederate soldier of the
ranks. The statue is jiine feet high
and stand on North Carolina granite
base, at the bottom of which are mar
ble tablets on which are inscribed the
names of Burke's men Who fought for
the cause of the Confederacy.
Chief Justice Walter Clark made the
principal address of the occasion pay
ing beautiful tribute to the men who
wore the gray, to those whose names
are held in honor in the county's his
tory and to the donorj. of the statue
which was erected in honor of those
valiant men of Burkej who followed
the "bonnie blue flag," Judge Clark
was introduced by Capt. L. A. Bristol,
who has the distinction of being the
youngest man from the county to win
the badge of captaippy, having run
away to the war at the age -of 14.
John H. Pearson was- master of
ceremonies. As a grapjd climax to the
occasion and immediately following
the unveiling exercises, a handsome
United Sttes flag was? hoisted on the
flagpole recently erected on the
court house grounds : And the band
played "The Star Spajngled Banner."
Durham on BankKead Highway.
Durham. Durham; is to have its
place in the Bankhea-d Highway. An
nouncement to this effect was made
by Col. Benehan Caferon, just back
from a meeting held in Windsor.
The Bankhead Highway, running
from Los Angeles to Washington, will
pass through Durhaiia and Raleigh.
This route has been accepted as pre
ferable to the other route, which
would not have included Durham and
The Daniel Boone trail, which has
also been discussed by good roads ad
vocates, will pass through this city.
Striking Carpenters Return to Work.
Ashevtlle. Carpenters who quit
work on the government hospital
building at Azalea have returned to
work pending an answer to their de
mand for increased lavages. The men
are now receiving fifty cents an hour
for eight hours and are allowed an
hour with pay for the trip from Ashe
ville. ' 1
They demand 62 -3 cents an hour,
contending that othejrf government con
tractors are paying jtliat sum in other
cities. ( .
Want Suffrage lAmendment.
Charlotte. A meefing of members
of the Mecklenburg? I Equal Suffrage
Association and any ;. man or 'woman
Interested in securirlg votes for wo
men has been called "to meet at the
chamber of commence. Plans will be
perfected for urglng . Senators Sim
mons and Overman- to vote for the
suffrage amendment ! which is to be
brought up in the senate soon. Mrs.
tor the Red Cross.f will make a talk
it this meeting, vl
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DRIVE TO BE 100,000 MEN.
A Deputy Assigns "Lack of Food" As
Most Probable Cause pf
Severe Defeat.
Amsterdam. Dr. Alexander We
kerle, the Hungarian premier, caused
a sensation in parliament Saturday
with a declaration regarding the Aus
tro Hungarian losses in the last Ital
ian offensive, according to a Budapest
dispatch received here. The premier
said that during the last few day3
exciting rumors were being circulated
regarding the losses. These rumors,
he declared, were much exaggerated.
The Austro-Hungarian armies were
withdrawn on the Piave front in order
to spare lives, lie declared, since they
must have sustained very great losses
had they held that line.
"But, how great are our losses?"
interrupted Deputy Zlinsky.
"The number of prisoners taken was
recently stated to be 18.000," the pre
mier replied. "I must, however, cor
rect that statement. The truth is that
the Italians have taken 12,000, while
50,00a Italians fell into our hands. In
the case of an offensive and a retreat
this figure cannot be termed exces
sively high. Much sadder is the loss
we suffered in dead, fwounded and
sick; mostly sick. In the tenth and
eleventh Italian offensives we lost 80,
000 to 100,000 men. Now, however,
our losses are similar, about 100,000
Great excitement in the chamber
marked this declaration. The premier
"I mention these figures In order to
describe the situation with perfect
sincerity. Also, because our enemies
will certainly portray these losses in
an exaggerated fashion and perhaps
also our public opinion.
"In the entire advance and retreat
the Italian losses amounted to 150,000,
far surpassing our losses in dead,
wounded and sick.
"A report also is. being circulated
that our losses were due to a lack
of ammunition."
A deputy here shouted:
"Lack of food!"
The premier replied to this by de
claring that "our army never was so
well provided with ammunition as
during the middle of. June."
"It is true," the premier added,
"that of three bridges thrown across
the Piave, the uppermost unfortunate
ly collapsed and then both of the oth
ers were carried away with it. Thus,
unsurmountable difficulties arose in
bringing up provisions during the sen
sational retreat, which was followed
according to the regular plan. .
Chicago. S. J. Konenkamp, presi
dent of the Commercial Telegraphers'
Union of America, announced that he
had issued a call for a strike of mem
bers of the union employed by the
Western Union Telegraph Company,
effective at 7 a. m., eastern time, Mon
day, July 8.
The announcement in part follows:
"The strike against the Western
Union Telegraph Co. will be effective
7 a. m., eastern time, and, at the cor
responding hour of 6 a. m., central
time, etc., Monday, July 8. Official
announcement of the time has been
sent to the Order of Railroad Teleg
raphers and the International Broth
erhood of Electrical Workers for their
information and guidance.
"The grievances to be adjusted are
those set forth in President Wilsons
letter to the Western Union Telegraph
Company, as (1) to reinstatement of
over 800 Western Union employes
locked out contrary to the terms of
his proclamation of April 8, 1918, and
(2) to enforce the decision of the na
tional war labor board dated June 1
Washington. "Senator Tillman is
now suffering from a severe recurrent
cerebral hemmorhage. There is com
plete paralysis of the left side. The
attack came on Thursday afternoon
at the senate and has been progres
slve. Because of the previous attacks
and the age of the senator, the prog
nosis is unfavorable." Members of
the family have been summoned to
the bedside and some already have ar
Cleveland, Ohio. Eugene V. Debs,
four times socialist candidate for the
presidency of the United States, was
arrested here by United States Mar
shal Charles W. Lapp and Deputy
Marshal Charles Boehme as he was
about to deliver a socialist address.
The arrest was made on a federal war
rant in connection with Debs' speech
at the socialist state convention in
Canton, Ohio, June 16, last. There
are ten counts charged in warrant.
(Conducted by National Council of the
Boy Scouts of America.)
The gardening season of 1918 is
here, the war is still on, and America
is sending more men across the ocean
to prevent the enemy reaching our glo
rious country, says Chief Grub Scout'
Hal B. Fullerton."
America must feed these men, and
feed them well. They are our boys
who are risking everything, even their
Ives, to save our country, our homes.
from the horrible fate of each and
every country In Europe that our cruel
enemy has overrun.
That means more work, bigger work.
better work for the boy scouts than the
splendid work they did last year. Get
busy ; keep busy I
This year every scout Is asked to be
responsible for securing one adult to
agree to work with him on the scout's
individual. garden or on the troop gar
den or on the local council garden. The
adult might be a scout's father, his
brother or his sister's best fellow, his
uncle or, Indeed, any man who will
faithfully stick to the job until the
crops are harvested.
Boy Scouts Learn Rescue Work and
Are Safe in the Water.
Incle Sam can bank on him what
ever De nis part,
He's a scout !
No "ifs" or "ands" or "huts' or "ors"
confuse his mind or heart,
He's a scout!
Come, look him over carefully, front
and face about,
Quiz him, poke him, turn him upside
down or inside out,
You'll find him true as navy blue
And resolute and stout !
He's a scout !
His sense, of duty points for him a
clear and shining way,
. He's a scout !
He understands what "service" means,
and "honor" and "obey,"
He's a scout !
He's genuine American, he's loyal
- through and through.
He's on the Job to show old Bill what
Yankee boys can do.
And there he'll stick through thin and
Until the war is through !
He's a scout !
F. 5. P. in Boys' Life.
Besides the 353,048 Boys Scouts of
America, duly registered, there are in
the great boy scout brotherhood all
over the world millions of boys wear
lng practically the same uniform and
having the same sign and oath, the
same beliefs and principles and cheer
ful outlook .on life and its opportuni
ties for service.
There are large boy scout organiza
tions, following the one originated in
England by Lieut. Gen. Sir Robert
Baden-Poweil, in almost every coun-
try wherever boyhood longs to be man
hood's pal and to play the man's part.
Maj. Gen. Leonard Wood, command
ant at Camp Funston, awarded the
War Service emblems earned by the
scouts of Manhattan, Kan. This com
ing so soon after the general returned
from France, wounded, his presence
was an inspiration to the scouts.
Utilizing their knowledge of for
estry, scouts of Hard wick, Vt., found a
woman who had wandered off Into the
woods. fTwo scouts in Barberton, O
by their, knowledge of resuscitation
saved two lives from death by drown
ing. Scouts in Birmingham, Ala., collect
ed 50 large bunches of violets in the
woods and carried them to the charity
patients in the Woman's Infirmary.
Many scouts are interested In the
:lass in aviation and airplanes at Man
hattan headquarters, 73 Madison ave
nue. So many former scouts are In
the regular army aviation service that
there is great incentive to the young
sters to take up this branch of study.
At the time that the German sub
Marine -sank ships off Nantucket,
scouts of Newport, R. I., transformed
their camp Into a hospital for the sp
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