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. n nCI PRATCR
(S FROM RALEIGH
nd Happening. That Mark
of North carouna; re
Lerfd Around the
rth Carolina Farmers Con
or . .. 1 nnn ctrnnsr. heard
Innre t'.uui i"' " i
P ' ctirrine address
he stressed the great respon
L nn the farmers of the
producing uie iu ouF
'.' ,i,p n?riod of the war
? that their effort in this
concentratea m iw i un
the mst intensive farming
L a Houston, president of
Iral Loan wans l 4un.i,
f . . voinnment of fhe fed-
,i bank movements and of
increasing uiua"uu il
aid for tne xonu viunua,
Kinghorn. of Washington,
'f nhtaining the highest mar-
Lc-for eggs, and H. H. Wag-
Re United States department.
Id the application of the food
law ot the shipment or eggs.
Everett Colby of Washington
4 the attitude of the united
... j Li
ood administration in uiv cuu-
the food situation, and Col.
. Li. A
fkhlev.' assistant secretary 01
Jure, made a stirring
Irder for Cross-Ties.
lederal railroad administration
Jonathan Starr, of New York,
siness associates, the largest
order ever given before. Mr.
rill cut the timber and furnish
re to six million ties, j
Jtarr has purchased' 165,000
i the sapphire country of Geor-
uth Carolina and North Caro-
d will begin operations at once
lotah output of the big tract
led by Mr. Starr and , those as-
M with him will approximate
OOfr, and much of the prod-
to be shipped to France for
and other construction work
he output of the sapphire for-
h will go to the government for
use and that of its allies.
ill take much of this timber
new conservation program an
er the Southern railway from
in North and South iCarolina,"
r. Starr. "We will do lots of
i on motor trucks and branch
ds. The government will get
Ibit of the timber we cut if it
itr We shall not sell to pri
iteresta single stick."
Starr will make his headqua-r
1 Charlotte or Asheville, which-
je finds the most convenient.
Fearful Storm In East n9pAi!
Belated reports from several east
em North Carolina points indicate
damage to the extent of consider
ably more than a million dollars to
buildings and crops, and the loss of
ar least one life in the storm Beau
fort, Morehead City, New Bern and
Kinston reported the severest dam
age, indicating that they were in the
-enter of the storm area. Wire com
munication with Kinston and New
Bern were restored direct reports
from the other coast towns had nt
Reports from Ne,w Bern tell of ex
tensive damage to property, overhead
wire systems and to crops, principally
corn and cototri. The damaee tn th
crops is general. Beaufort and More-head-City
were the greatest suffer
ers, John Crab tree, city alderman of
New Bern, was crushed and instantly
killed by the roof of a shanty car,
when it was b'own from its fastenings
into an adjoining street..
The storm strack New Bern in the
afternoon and continued throughout
the night. Ships were blown from
their moorings and beached, houses
were unroofed and the streets littered
and blocked by fallen trees and tele
graph poles. The electric lighting sys
tem was completely knocked out and
wire communication with the outside
world cut off.
Reports from Kinston declared that
the wind reached a velocity of 80
miles an hour, leveling all wires, and
doing considerable damage of a mi
nor nature to a number of buildings.
The lighting system' was completely
demoralized and the little city was in
total darkness. The streets were lit
tered with debris and several suffer
ed minor injuries. Matters are rapid
ly adjusting themselves, or are being
adjusted but it will be some days be
fore normal conditions are restored.
VIGOROUS OBJECTION IS VOICED
AGAINST RECENT RULING AS
TO CAMP PASTORS.
QUOTA OF $1,000,000 FUND
Associaion is Arranging to Go "Over
the Top" ir Raising Its Propor
tion of the Fund.
CATTLE AND POULTRY SHOW
Cattle and Poultry Exhbltlon Is
Planned by the State Breeders
Early Call for Road Meet.
A conference of delegates from eacn
of the-"10 or more" counties between
Charlotte and Wilmington through
which the proposed Charlotte-Wilmington
military highway will pass,
will be called soon for Tuesday. Sep
tember 24, at Rockingham, and an tion wiH S "over the top."
The Central Baptist Association
meeting at Wake Forest adopted reso
lutions protesting against the War De
partments ruling eliminating camp
pastors from the forces of religious '
workers in army camps and asking j
that the order be revoked.
The Central Association began its
meeting at ten o'clock
For many years Mr. John E. Ray
was moderator of the association. All
missed him at this session. Dr. Chas
E. Brewer was elected moderator, and
W. R. Powell ,clerk and treasurer.
The introductory sermon was preach
ed by Dr. Livingston Johnson in the
morning. The Biblical Recorder was
The Central Association was asked
to raise $50,000 as its part of the mil
lion dollar fund. Reports from ten
churches showed just a little over the
$50,0000. There are thirty-one churches
in the association. Of course the
stronger churches are included among
those which have made subscriptions,
but others are arranging for a cam
paign, and it is hoped that the amount
will reach up toward $55,000 or more
when the reports are in. The central
is the first association in the state
that has made a systematic campaign
for the million dollar fund, and if the
others will do as well, the denomina-
Charlotte. Indicating they had re
ceived definite assurance that the an
nual show of the North Carolina Live
stock Association would be held here
this winter, leading members of the
Jersey Breeders' Association ol
Mecklenburg county, in session at the
courthouse, began preparing for their
part in the show. The matter of pro
viding accommodations for the cat
tle which will be brought here for
exhibit was discussed, but no deci
sions were reached.
While parrying the question of
whether or not he had received as
surances the show would be held here
C. E. Miller, farm demonstration
agent for the county, said: "I would
not care to say until announcement
is made from Raleigh. The only thing
which remains to be done to secure
the exhibition beyond question Is to
arrange for the holding of a sale of
Jersey cattle during the show, which
practically has been provided for."
The livestock exhibition will be
held the week of December 10. during
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and
Friday. At the same time the annual
show of the North Carolina Poultry
Association will be held here.
CITY OF PEROIE
TAKEN BY ALLIES
GERMANS CONTINUE TO GIVE ' THURSDAY, SEPT. 12, IS NAMED
GROUND; INSECURITY OF rv PRPSinPMTwi.cnM ao
THEIR POSITION SHOWN. rprirtr atim nV
ACCOMPLISH GREAT CHANGES
AH Danger to Channel Ports Has Been
Averted and Overcome By Suc
cess of Recent Movements.
effort will be made to secure an at
tendance of from 1,500 to 2.000 dele
gates and officials.
At this conference, the permanent
organization of the Charlotte-Wilmington
Military Highway Associa
tion will be formed. Committees will
The following resolution was unan
imously and heartily adopted:
"Whereas, we learn with deep re
gret that the War Department has is
sued an order eliminating the camp
pastors from the forces of religious
workers In the army camps, and
Sunday School and County Fair.
Salisbury. The annual Sunday
school convention for Rowan county
will be held with St. Paul's church,
rear Salisbury. September 11 and 12.
The Rowan association is the oldest
county organization in the state and
the coming convention Is its fiftieth
one. The program will be given over
largely to celebrating the event.
The People's fair dates have been
seated, they being the week of Oc
tober 21-26. The stockholders are en
husiastJc and are endeavoring to
mp.ke this the best fair yet held in
faHsbury. War savings stamns will
M used partly in. oaving nremiums(
hut cash will be paid if the winners
f nrfIunis prefer it. Premiums for
ne K-ood stok will be greatly in
Tensed over former years and a fea
f"re of the fair will be a sale of
be charged with the 'duty of taking : whereas we consider this, a very se
up with federal, state and county 1 rious matter, as it not only deprives
authorities the matter of obtaining f the young men in the army of the
finances for the construction of the ' benefit of receiving spiritual instruc
road. I ton and advice from ministers of
State Engineer, Fallis will be ask-! theIr own faith- but is alst in our PIn'
ed to submit a profile of the proposed , ion a serlous blow t0 religious lib
road, and sueeestiona as to the best erty .therefore:
nesoivea, rnat we, tne delegates
of the Central Association, in annual
session assembled, most respectfully
and earnestly petition the war de
partment to revoke this undemocratic
and unAmerican order."
route to be followed and the most de
sirable method of construction.
new conservatio nprogram an
il by Mr. Hoover simplifies to
eitent the problem of enforce-
or the food administration and
ps the problem from the stand-
ff observance for the consumer"
t'3 State Administrator Henry
e. after receiving and studying
Eram from Food Administrator
r announcing the new program.
wy American citizen and par-
ly every housewife should study
cement of the new conserva-
H1 be noted that the food ad-
ratien is depending upon the
cah people for voluntarv adher-
P the conservation program.
Ponse of the American people
P so immediate and so effect-
regard to everv eeonomv that
eei requested by the food ad
ration. it i8 feit that they can
cu upon to give nrar.tirallv anv
r of voluntary co-operation that
Recent N. C. Casualties.
Casualties among North Carolina
troops overseas, as shown by late re
ports from the front, are as follows:
Killed in action Lieut. Paul Ven
able, Durham; Corp. W. L. Moore,
Canton; Privates E. B. Gallion, Ben
son; Council Soles, Tabor; Wm. Bar
rett, Kings Mountain; Loman Mor
gan, Andrews; Ervin Cristopher, Cul
berson; Paul Hogsed. Andrews; W.
B. ohnson. Kernersvllle; W. Z. Pear
Died of woundn Private C. B. Cha
Died of disease Corp. A. R. Cana
dy, Bug Hill; Privates Fred Wilson,
Fairmont; J. C. Brown, Kannapolis;
John Evans, New Bern; Henry Grier,
Died of accident Private James
Severly wounded Segts. C. R. Sud
dreth, Lenoir; W. H. Springs, Mars
Hill; G. W. Goodman, Salisbury;
Corps. F. M. Hildebrand, Newton; C.
E. Lupton, New Bern; Privates P. W.
English, Faust; Wm. Stallings, Gil
key; Jesse Avery, Duke; A. McDon
ald, Granview; C. S. Suggs, Thomas-
ville; H. C. Scoot, Raleigh; B. G. Car
Poole for Speaker.
Mt. Gilead. R. T. Poole, of Troy,
will represent Montgomery county in
the next general assembly. The nom
ination came to Mr. Poole as a great
surprise to himself and friends, as he
has built up a great law practice and
it will be no little sacrifice to him to
serve in this capacity. Mr. Poole rep
resented the county in 1905. Mr.
Poole's friends have 'begun to boost
him for the speakership of the house.
President Lutheran Society.
Salisbury. The thirty-third annual
convention of the Woman's Mission-
I ary Society of the North Carolina
Lutheran Synod closed its meeting,
which has been in progress at Faith,
j N. C, with a business session in" the
i morning and a meeting of the exec
utive committee in the afternoon.
The convention represents aboul
100 societies of about 3,000 members.
There were about 100 delegates enroll
ed at this meeting.
Several forward stfips were taken.
The budget system of finances is be-
Presbyterians for Success.
Montreat. That which is the first
distinctly denominational council of
war work in the south is that of the
Southern Presbyterian church, in ses
sion at Montreat. The chairman and
presiding officer of the council is Rev.
James I. Vance, D. D.. of Nashville,
Tenn., moderator of the general as
sembly of the church and recognized
a.s one of the ablest men in the church.
The financial goal set by the war
work council for this year is for the
church to contribute $100,000 for its
work ,and of this amount $55,000 has
been secured. This money will be
applied through the channels of the
council, direct, and not through that
of the Y. M. C. A., or( any other
agency. The purpose for which it
will be used will be to equip the
arap pastors and chaplains of the
Southern Presbyterian church, and en
able them to do a larger work than
hev cold do without assistance from
'heir church. The government pro
vides a salary, but does not provide
-"uipment for chaplains. This church
will provide every camp p?.stor with
-slan' and every pastor chaplain, who
's a. Southern Presbyterian, with an
-orrobe nnd other equipment that
will frcilitate his work among the
soldiers in training.
London. Peronne, the railroad cen
ter at the bend of the River Somme,
takea by the Germans in their offen
sive of last March, was recaptured by
forces of Field Marshal Haig. The
towns of Bullecourt and Morval also
were captured by the British.
The Briti3h have reached the sub
urbs of Lens. Large fires are burn
ing in the neighborhood of Lens and
Armentieres; These are regarded as
an indication of a further German re
tirement. All along the western battle front
the Germans continue to give ground
before the entente allies. Daily the
trend of events accentuates the in
security of -the German lines and the
inability of the German high com
mand to hold back the aggressors.
Where two months ago great
salients projected into the allied
front, these have either been flatten
ed or are in the process of being
ABOUT 13,000,000 AFFECTED
The Date of Registration Will Mark
Creation of Mightiest Army
Washington. All men from 18 to 45
years of age in the continental Unit
ed States, except those in the ajmy or
navy or already registered, were sum
moned by President Wilson to regis
ter for military service on Thursday,
Machinery of the provost marshal
general's office was set in motion to
carry out the second great enrollment
under a presidential proclamation is
sued soon after the President had
signed the new manpower act extend
ing the draft ages.
It is estimated that at least 12.77S,
758 men will register this time, com
pared with nearly ten million on the
first registration of men from 21 to
31 on June 5, 1917. Of those who en
roll now it is estimated that 2,300,000
will be called for general military
service, probably two-thirds of the
number coming from among the 3,
blotted out, and in some instancei 500,000 or more between the ages of
the allies themeselves have driven in j 8 and 21.
Registration this time will be con
ducted as heretofore by the local
draft boards. All federal, state, coun-
weJges that seriously menace the
With the Marne and Picardy sec
tors now virtually all reclaimed, the : ty and municipal officers are called
wings of the present allied offensive ; upon to aid the boards in their work,
are moving in a manner that bodes j to preserve order and to round up
ill to the Germans. In the north, the , slackers. All registrants will be clas-
wing on the Lys salient southwest of ' sified as quickly as possible under the
Ypres is being advanced under vol
untary retirements and the pressure
questionnaire system, and a drawing
will be held at the capitol to fix the
of Field Marshal Halg's forces. Fol- . order of registrants in their respective
lowing the fall of Kemmel, the allied classes.
line has been moved further forward j In a proclamation issued immedi
until it now rests almost upon the ; ately after he signed the new man-Estalres-LaBasse
road, less than power bill authorizing extension of
seven miles southwest of Armentieres. ! 2l-31 draft ages, the President called
By wiping out of this salient the an, tne younger and older men to en-
menace to the channel ports has been . ron on that day with local draft
boards, where they make their per
"We solemnly purpose a decisive
American troops advancing along-
, . rp, innA victory of arms." said the President,
on Belgian soil. They captured . . . ,
0 ' fltin noli horarohr tr HairAfa f hn iovai
Voormezeele and joined with their al-
T, . r ; ii ;T; V; I natin to the accomplishment of that
which were carried out all along this T. . . . . .
'and deliberately to devote the larger
part of the military manpower of the
sector. The Americans, besides tak
ing Voormezeele, have captured sev
eral strong positions.
AMERICANS MAKE A
TWO MILE ADVANCE
purpose. It is the call to duty to
which every true man in the country
will respond with pride and with the
consciousness that in- doing so he
plays his part in vindication of a
great cause at whose summons ever
true heart offers in supreme service "
A. . . . , , T?..ana Youth in their eighteenth year will
With the American Army iu France ' g in &
-The American troops in their drive d rtment has announced( to be
hevnnd Juviernv advanced about two ....
. , cnn , suDjecc to a special educational pro
gram, and will not be called until the
supply of other available men in the
new classes is exhausted.
After citing the law, and stating the
regulations for the registration, the
President's proclamation read as fol-
"Fifteen months ago the men of
the country from twenty-one to thirty
miles and captured nearly 600 prison
ers. together with considerable war
The advance from Juvtgny began at
4 o'clock and the Americans had gain
ed their objective by night. Ragged
points in the new line were smoothed
out. In addition to the 600 prisoners,
two pieces of artillery were captured
and a great number of machine guns
. x t- A. T.AnAlinn cVia11
ana irecncn munais. ncuuico, 0111 j
ing put into operation with telling ef-
riwan. Lowlands; W. G. Sheets. Idle- j fect am0unt to be raised during
wild; Raymond Barnes, Taylorsville; tn enext year has been increased by
C. P. Page. Wade; L. R. Pate Rock- the additi0n of $700. At the session,
ingham; E. Willoughby, Goldsboro; in afternoon Mrs. John M. Cook, Con
Lieut. E. B. Clark. Weldon. cord was re-elected president of the
Prisoner or missing Lieut. P. M.
convention. A field secretary will be
Distribution of Bibles.
fcwann, a colnm-tPiir fnr hp
can Bible Society reports hav-
r 7UUea recently 1,282 Bibles
1Cio ' mauiuieu ill iuh
isib and c.;- u. .. .
- us mcepoLtn naa
P'Obably mnro tVi, 1 ATfnnn nnn
' Scrintnro -
r'On in tv, .
. l"c war against uer-
hi, . 7 "cu ior l"e army,
F Million hnnK '
H v . -vo ui atriyiure, one
a4 "B pocket testaments in
be rY bIu' a11 of which
-""luuiea-or soon will be.
Pernor n ,
aent tfc " autbor!zed the
d Stat he ha tendered to the
if rj,!!68 nayy department the
ie p.P,.Glenn- Morehead City,
Da7; , ment of a naTal aea-
and atatIon and training
a says that Just as soon 'as
nr local adjustments are
" lO ftnvJ.
Nine v. ent8, the order
for v new federal enter-
M u "V"v.uuo will be
Montague, Winston-Salem ; Sergt Han-; put into the field with salary for a
nlbal Davis, Marshall; Privates John ' period of time each year to stimulate
Brown, Hays; M.
T. Matkins, Mc-
Protest Is Overruled.
Cotton ginners of Wake, Franklin,
and adjoining counties me tin Raleigh
for a conference with H. A. Page rel
ative to the standard price that has
been fixed for ginning for the com
ing season throughout the state. Their
protests were unavailing.
The state food administration an
nounced that numbers of protests
from farmers against the change in
price, as well as from ginners, have
been received. This has strengthened
Mr. Page in his belief that the prices
as fixed are equitable.
Great Sales of W. S. S.
Two hundred and , sixty-nine towni
in North Carolina have been organ
ized for the purpose of selling war
savings stamps. This means that prac
tically every store in these towns, rep
lesenting 4.600 merchants, is selling
Thrift and War Savings Stamps across
the counter along with merchandise
and other things offered for sale. The
result is $809,000 of the merehani's
war savings quota which was $2,312,
093 have .been fold.
interest in the work and visit the local
Special from Washington. It is un
derstood here that these North Caro
linians are to be given commission in
the provost marshal general's offce:
Junuis G. Adams of Asheville, Mi
chael Schenck of Hendersonville,
Thomas W. Davis of Wilmington, and
Robert Pace of Raleigh. The Tar
HeeJs may receive the rank of major.
Some lawyers have been made lieuten
ant colonels. William E. Breese of
Brevard is among those on the wait
Legally Trained Men Wanted.
Charlotte Registrants in the defer
red " classes, who have legal training
and are good stenographers, by waiv
ing their claims for exemption, will
be accepted, should they volunteer,
for army service in the judge advo
cate general's department. Secretary
Lyles of the local board for Charlotte,
said. This board has received a call
to list volunteers of these qualifica
tions, who will be inducted into the
army during September and assigned
to the work of making stenographic
reports of courtmartials.
Session Jr. OrrW U. A. M. Closes.
Wilmington. With the selection of
Gastonia as the place for the 1919 con
vention and the election of officers
for the ersuing year, the twenty
eighth annual convention of the state
council of the Junior Order of United
merican Mechanics, which has been
in session at Harbor Island auditorium
Wrlghtsville Beach, came to a close.
There were approximately 500 dele
gtes. from various councils through
out the state in attendance.
Woodus Kellum, prominent mem
ber of the local bar, was elected
state councilor, moving into his office
automatically through virtue of the
Tnct that he served as deputy coun
cilor during the past year.
holes and the open field were strewn ! years of age were registered. Three
' with German dead. montns ago ana again mis momn,
The drive forward from the posi- j tnse wno na Just reached the age r-r
tions north and south of Juvigny j twenty-one were added. It now re
proved a field dav for the Americans . maIns to include all men between the
and their allies the French. The ar- j ages of 18 and 45.
j tillery literally blasted a way through
! the enemy ranks, tearing down de-
"This is nto a new policy. A cen
tury and a quarter ago it was dellbr--
j fenses and leveling the ground, while ately ordained bv those who were then
allied planes mainfained complete and responsible for the safety and do
uninterrupted connection by radio fense of the nation that the duty of
' with battery commanders throughout military service should rest upon all
, the engagement. The infantry, when able bodied men between the ages
j called upon for its part in the dram- of 18 and 45. We now accept nrd
, atic venture, responded like veteran fulfill the obligation which they es
i troops after a long period cf rest, and tablished. an obligation expressed in
j with enthusiastic shouts began the our national status from that time un
! pursuit of the Germans who were not til now. We solemnly purpose a de
! caught In the terriffc barrage. j cisive victory of arms and deliberate-
With the Infantry went the tanks, ly to devote the larger part of he
and it was a different story from that military manpower of the nation to
when they first advanced against Ju- the accomplishment of that purpose.
vigny. Two companies, 30 tanhs, had , "The younger men have from the
Interests North Carolinians.
Rale'gh The announcement of Am
hacsador Page's resignation will prove
intensely interesting to North Caro
lina readers and the news will be re
ceived with regret that continued ill
health is the reason for his action.
Mr. Page Is a North Carolinian.
He is a brother of former Congress
man Robert N. Page, of the seventh
district and of State Food Adminis
trator Henry A. Page. Ambassador
Page is president of the publishing
house of Doubleday, Page & Co., of
Garden City, New York.
Camp Bragg Site Survey.
Fayetteville. Under the supervi
sion of a representative of Captain
Dersheiiner of the Construction Divi
sion of the War Department, an engi
neer force Is now making a topograph
Nal survey of the site on which Camp
Bragg is to be built. The survey of
the huge sie, taking in a large part
of Cumberland and Hoke counties,
will consume some timeS The work
"s in charge of Mr. Payne, Captain
Dersh Rimer's representative. A corps
of draftsmen from the geodetic survey
r making the topographical maps.
been detailed for the work.
SPAIN TAKES OVER
INTERNED GERMAN SHIPS
Madrid. The Spanish government
has decided to take all the German
steamships interned In Spanish ports,
in accordance with Spain's recent note
to Berlin, because of the torpedoing of
Spanish vessels by German subma
rines. Foreign Minister Dato announced at
a meeting of the cabinet that the
Spanish steamship Ataz-Mendi. has
been torpedoed and sunk by a German
NEW WAR REVENUE MEASURE
TASK OF HOUSE AND SENATE
Washington. Congress begins the
tenth month of its present session
with the new $8,200,000,000 war reve
nue bill as the principal task ahead of
voth senate and house. Th.9 national
prohibition bill pending in the senate,
the waternower development bill be
fore the honse and other measures
will be given consideration, but both
branches expect to devote themselves
from . now on largely to the revenue
first been ready to go. They have
furnished voluntary enlistments out
of all proportion to their numbers.
Our military authorities regard them
as having the highest combatant quali
ties. "The Older Men.
"By the men of the older group
now called upon, the opportunity now
opened to them will be accented with
the calm resolution of those who real
ize to the full the deep and solemn
significance of what they do. Having
made a place for themselves, in their
respective communities, having . as
sumed at home the graver responsi
bilities of life in many snhers look
ing back unon honorable srice rec
ords in civil and industrial life, they
will realize as nerhans no others
could, how entirely their own for
tunes and the fortnn" of all whm
they kye are pt t utikft in hi wr
for right, and will Vnow thit hs rvi.
records h"T hve rra rnd the?
their Jives. Thv know how. ur.1v
this is the nat' wr. how trnnera
tlvelv it demands th mnbTrt'on and
massing of all om" rmwrc cf prv
kind. They will rd this rH
the snnrme iil tn(!r dav ana wjr
answer it accord inslvr
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