judge da::iels is
'ROUGH ON IB LAW
EXCUSES GIVEN BY SOME ARE
CON VICTIONS ARE UNCERTAIN
AND PARDONS COME EASY
ONLY AN ALIBI OF COWARDS
County Officials Who Are . Lukewarm
About Law Enforcement " Bring
Down Reproach on Community.
Opening tne superior court here,
judge Frank A. Daniels, brother of
grand jury, sc ored mob law in no un
certain terms. Citing the Franklin
ton lynching as a distressing exam
ple of what an infuriated crowd can
do, be said that when someone plead
ed with the infuriated mob to desist
the answer came back that if they let
criminals go to the courts the courts
would not convict and if they did con
vict the governor would not let their
Judpe Daniels denounced such an
excuse as being only the alibi of
rnwards. but at the same timA nr
. , 7 .
tne grana jury u uo its auty m such
a manner as nobody would question
nitinpr as nnnonv wrtiiiH mumM.. i
, iiio o-
marks, said that county officials who
are lukewarm about law enforroTnenf
. . ' I
bring reproach on any community,
iUB.aic .uu.muuH,C8, u gam, m
waicu a sucuuo yusae can De recruiir
ea ai any ume iu cnase a iitue negro
for stealing a pig, while people guilty
of graver offenses are allowed to go
755,963 Bales Ginned in State.
Commissioner of Agriculture Wil
liam A. Graham announced that up to
January 1 there were 755,963 bales of
Selma Mills Change Hands. I
The Selma cotton mills, at Selma,
have changed hands, the considera-
tion being about $500,000. The mills
were purchased by the Standard Tex
tile Produce company, an Ohio cor
poration. . i , : '
Governor Issues Proclamation.
Governor Bickett issued, a proclama-
tion citing the fact that constitutional I
prohibition becomes effective January
16 and setting aside Sunday, January
18 as "Law Enforcement Dav"
On that day he requests that the
congregations of the state assemble
end that ministers preach sermons
bearing on law enforcemenL
No Medal Investigation.
Washington. (Special). Cold wat
er has been thrown on the proposed
investigation by Congress of the Sims
Daniels controversy over medals. This
was learned when it , became known
that republicans of the house naval
affairs committee were opposed to ap
pointing a sub committee to sit with
a like senate committee in the inves
tigation. Green Succeeds -Jeter.
P. W. Green, head of the publicity
department of the Federal Bureau of
iareiS in Washington, has been J
namedto rupppph w w t. v
f x . . ucwi, wuu ic- j -
6uea as puDiicity director of the Ag-
ncuirarai Extension work in North
Carolina several weeks ago to accept
a position in Atlanta. Mr. Green will
come to Raleigh at the end of tb
month to assume his new duties.
Farm Purchases Approved. -
Approval of the purchase of the site
of the new state prison farm in Wake
county was given at the regular
monthly, meeting of the prison board
ere' ar'd a voucher for approximately
a quarter -of a million dollars was
ped for payment for, the property.
- - i'ji iuc iaiiu, acres,
ara being examined by Attorney Gen
al james s. Manning and as soon as
ey are m readiness they will be filed
or n'C0Tt and the voucher drawn in
To Sell pr
All . '
the surplus mules, wagons,
V, tractors and other farm eauip-
aent at the state, farm in : Halifax,
yMch. was recently sold, will he re-
H01(i Januar- 15.
Varner stated that the'
S. ahnlf Ann U l i i.1
ahn J v'ild be moved from the farms
. , Uft latter part of the month
fill. . j. . .
e w oe Drougnt to Jttai-
&lur IUt t0 WOrk 011 the new farm
rialfir?1 and wi oe put to work
" - cricks and .' sawing -lumber.
- Jl 1 i.-o til 1 . ... .
for j.; as collector of customs
Sena tor' c Carollna.. was announced at
-Cnw',"'11 be succeeded by James H.
'chamhir"nfret?ry f the WI1mington
Editor of tu Cmmerce an- formerly
Senator?' WilmInSton Dispatch.
Common H ,lmmons and Overman
rrin? " r? Mr- Con after con
Sector ol ' 1 Taylor' wh0 nas been
s,sed to a?stom 80vral years, re
l Wa said I 10 Private liusinesi.
Bids For . . :
. inventions. ''"-,-'
a executive committees will bp Por
tended an Invitation to hold Teir 19a
inventions 1, TneD r
of Commerce; through its director?
took steps toward securing re eon:
CBnT Capital ity. s"r:
Z7a twan Wa3 Oiorized to' ex
tend the invitation at once.
J&tkln8 the committees to select
Raleigh as their convention city JhL
ar; the Chamber of Commerce wS
Point out the advantages of RaleTgh
over other cities exDected
-meetings. Its centr.1 "rir1
Proximity to W W7or
large cities will be
Revenue of $21,000,000.
Revenue collections in North Caro
lina last month showed an lucres f
over 100 per cent over the same mr
in 1918. the receipts ; totall$2?R
''pu last month Include in-
eons. $204.01 ; tobacco stamps, $9,203,-
769.71; documentary stamps. S4.53R n7
biuck iransrer, $15.10; order formsr
$24.50! Rruvtn1 in.
i . "
To Include Course in Hvoien '
Tha . .
. -w.iMmiiuu m me curriculum
at the Universitv nt k. n.,
i - cuuixua, ii
a course in hygiene and public health,
with the reouirement that avow ot
ucui UUte me COlirSA. la rvrtTnTritt
ihv nr. a t " r!"
" iiancu, aBSUiUUll rvTaTft
nual sanitary inspection of the Unlver-
sity to Governor T. W. Bickett, chair-
mna of the board of trustees.
The W. C. A. Hiahwav a PaAt
ville highway proposition is no longer
a dream but a big reality," said Col. Ti
Of the 424 mUes of highway which
must be built to complete the road
316 are now either actually under con
struction or arrangements have been
made for their completion. Sixteen
counties are now represented in the
W. 6. A. Highway Association urtiJoh
represents about 33 per cent" of the
state's population and 40 per cent of
Conference oh Summer School Work.
President H. W. Chase and Prof. N,
W. Walker of the University of North
Carolina, were In Raleigh to confer
witn State Supt. E. C. Brooks relative
to summer school work, which, they
say, will be carried on In tk nsual
Baseball is Permanent Sport.
Baseball in Raleigh next year and,-
perhaps, for many years hereafter, will
be in charge of a private company with
a paid in capital of $10,000, under the
leadershipof Col. vAJbert Cox as pres
ident The Raleieh Athletic Associa
tion, Inc., will furnish the national
pastime to fans of this city, operate a
modern stadium and promote general
ly all forms of athletics for the public
of the city and state.
Road Building Program.
Craven county is evidently unwill-
low mty to monopo-
ze the bu ldmg of hard surfaced roads
luelB-111" uiicni a pro-
gram that calls for the expenditure of 1
Bvme .Ui,w uouars aunng
me year on roaa worK. 'rne state
highway commission was notified that
petitions were in circulation calling
for an election on the question of sell?
ing $2,000,000 worth of bonds, and
serving notice that the commission
would be asked to supplement this
with state and federal money. '
$100,000 Motor Vehicles In State.
The number of pleasure vehicles, or
otherwise ' passenger automobiles, li
censed by the secretary of state in
North Carolina passed the hundred
thousand mark, the figures totalling
at the end of the day 100,112.- In addi
tion to these there are somewhai
more than 9,000 trucks licensed in
the state and some hundreds of motor
cycles. . -.
Aycock Memorial Assured.
At last the Aycock memorial Is to be
realty. It will be a statue, probably
in bronze, and .will be located in 'the
Capitol square at Raleigh.
The executive committee of the Ay
cock memorial committee met and
onnnlnfail tha f11-Tl?n cr nmmftu tn
select the sculptor and design
award tne t contract, u. w. onnor.
chairman; Judge Francis D. Winston,
and Dr. Clarence Poe. 4 .
- It was announcer that $11,000 is in
hand for the. work and more is needed.
jm oi:j;T,''w'w-0; :vooacco. list, ' " auuouncea on good author- aDunaa.t humus, it should
437.32; distmed sprits, $21,934.93; ; supplied bere planting eift r h
capital stock. $1,466.50; estate.' $11,- "John A.'McRae has been retained makinSeavi applications of manure
' yu,k.v. j u . miscfri inti- i i wuuwu. wnn arn inrArpstAri v "J1 kiuwiui; nnn turning i
Campaign Workers Conference.
As a preliminary to the approach
ing campaign for Armenian and Syrian
relief . to be conducted in February,
State Chairman George H., Bellamy
has called a conference-of North Caro
Una county chairmen and other work
era to be held In Raleigh i Monday.
January 19. Over a hundred workers
are expected to attend the metting.
x The conference will be featured by
addresses from prominent speabert
representing the New York headquar
ters of the Near East relief and ' will
continue throughout the day.
POLK COPKTtf NEWS.
SUIT TO RESTRAIN
ill A - - -
"yuuMfcN MUCH 'CONCERNED
OVER RAISE IN RATES IN THEIR
MCRAE, HAS BEEN RETAINED
Similar Action Is Now Being Taken By
Lodges of the Order In Number of
Other States of the Union.
Charlotte, Suit has been threatened
oy the local organization of the Wood-
4k TIT l i ....
ment of the order, following an in-
crease m ail insurance rates of the
in the suit- He says he will fully in-
"estigate. the situation and spa it
I . ,
uere Iare Proper grounds ..for the in-
I Stitutin-n rvf o
i : "
:. j :.
fcW ppusca iocai
. jilfl - which may be
fgaiMi the national W. O. W.
neaas at Omaha. Neh t wQ
I vrv. uiai Him a r crens r n l i i
taken by lodges, in Texas Nebraska
and oiriofir.m '
At a rci ...n -
nr," cne wnite
van. lUUEe a rnmm ttoa I i J
i w ...kll,0 ao ayuuiuiea
to Uke charge of the proceedings.
Meeting of Press Association.
ureensboro. One hundred
v i ..
ueiB Ul LIie iNortn Carolina Press asao-
ciatlon were meat f ho.m,. "
hv ttla lnial v .
: " uuuiuci 6icu
"v"1 cvayain;i-B, ai me con
clusion of the first day's session of
ine widwmter press meetinc.
Governor T. W. Bickett was present
and addressed the publishers on the
suoject of the new property revalua
uon act, aeciaring that it made for
truth and honesty an. that he accepted
lull responsibility for having urged its
J. S. Can,
w r r- aus ng
-rr ulo ueuuiiciauon or taint-
"iuUCjr wuea ne saia: "I -would
ratner plow a stumped-tailed bull on
Htekory mountain down in Chatham
county than ride down Fifth avenue
in a limousine bought with tainted
Durham. Protests of ministers and
citizens against Durham' itAai-'hi
a orui Carolina, ror divorces ap-
pear to have gone without avail.
M.l .. - r
wnn tne year 1920 in its first month
there are 49 actions for divorce nend-
ing in the superior court. -
Winston-Salem. The canvassers for
subscriptions to Winston-Salem's new
million dollar hotel announced that
the goal is in sight, and organizations
are expected to be perfected within
the next week or two to prepare plans
for commencing work.
Asheville With Col. Wade Harris
and : George Stephens of Charlotte
among the subscribers, $25,000 was
raised toward the purchase of the Mt.
way.in tte world and a decision was
reached to call an organization meet
v , , ,
ma uere, ai wmcn application tor a
charter will be made
Charlotte. Twenty thousand dollars
for the erection of a memorial annex
has just been made available for St.
Peter's hospital, the board of trustees
of the hospital announced The don
ors of the gift are Mr. and Mrs. W. A.
Erwin, of Durham, who gave $10,000
each which is to be used as a memo
rial to their grandson, Hamilton 'C.
Jones, -4th, .whose death occurred a
Charlotte.- A sale of 60 head of native-registered
Jersey cattle near this
city in March was announced ty
Charles E. Miller, county livestock
agent, the sale to be held under the
auspices of the Mecklenburg Jersey
-Planning Lincoln Courthouse.
Lincolnton. At the monthly meet-
tag of the board of county commission
rs James A. Salter, architect; of Ra
leigh, was employed by the board to
make the plans and specifications for
the new court house which the
county proposes to build on the site
of the present one.
This building which is to take the
place of Lincoln county's' famous old
courthouse, which was, built in 1854,
and wnicn has s been a landmark for
two generations,' will be modern and
up-to-date in every way.
Greensboro Lands Q. O. P. Convention
- Greensiboro.-TGreensboro , . was - se
lected as . the place and March 3 as
the date for, the state Republican con
vention. 1 '
The vote, was 12 for Greensboro, and
four for .Raleigh. -
Greensboro was urged because
newspapers nere .would, print ''fair
reports" of the convention. "
Jake Newell - and ' others said that
The News and Observer and "Char
lotte Observer would belittle the con
vention if it was held in one of these
FACES THE 1.01
PREPARE fOR STRAWBERRIES
If Soil Doesf
DoesNot Have Abundance of
numu8 -tl Must R c,.r:.j
je; vupiicu -
ce Planting. ; , V
Prepared byhe United States Depart
"J menS ofi Agriculture.)
Preparation of land fnr
strawberries hould be complete and
tnorough, Ft&lure in this
fore, ".setting fthe plants is m-piv tn
prove costlvk Tf j
XI- duii UUC3 UUl
or more grerti-manure crops, prefer
ably a legume. it
present m thsoll, they may be starV
I ed nut hi rwC.,- . ...
I .11 "-"itlviCO ill t
i -- --- 6viviii suiue or ine croDs
which r0 " , v
i ".unc iu mem, sucn as
t::TruS ' wtnter oats. W mil
oeajis. peanuts, and certain
of owpeas, of which the
best known. f
Both the, hnfn..j .i. . .
i u.mi i nt- snacpfl mntfPfl.
TOW svstomo.SVn . .
-Mtl. ' -
t. j3 ensiveiy m
I "'feai.cu reLrI TIS VVhara V.r I.,
I , " if, . me sun ia
i riaavir n jrr ' .
jr ttliU rau3er impervious to water,
narrow haHa KC... i i. '
.. jusi ue maue ana tne
mil system .niiiri k
cuSes wnere. wiie -soil is
"hu"j uiscance nv-irrismtori
watPr t uAAt w .,V " T r"
Zl"' ue WIuer ana
uaiieu-row SVl tPm mnv ho
JJirectlons L r planting car nftor
planting, . hanlstincr. and '"sW
Varieties and esof strawberries are
contained in ie- bulletin, copies of
which may beS secured free, so Ion?
as the supply fasts, on application to
also the FarLeS' Bn Ipt
umieu oiaies apartment of ag-
lers Bullptlns iry
Strawberry Cutture In South AHnnH
I and Onlf 1tA!riS,no .' moo o. i
rriure -umted states; and
ium, strawberrf? Varieties in the Uni
naouns ana wce Gnaw Bark Near
Surface of Ground and in . Some
Cases girdle Trees.
Each winter fon'sldernhlft rilima fro la
I . , i
one to young ffruit trees y rabbits
and field mice. $ They gnhw the bark
ear the surface of the cround and in
txtreme cases he trees nr pntimi
girdled. Oftea . such injured trpp
may rbe saved pf suitable measures
taken promptly; but a much bet
ter plan is to iotect the trees from
injury In the firgt place. This can be
done by placing; around each. one a
tree protector, ade of closely-woven
galvanized iron t3vire or of thin wood
veneer. The ire protectors are
cheaper and atje much more gen
erally used" siys V. jR. Gardner
Tree Wrapped forfwfnte'r With Paper
to ; Protect Ainst Rodents.
o2 the UnivefsW. of Missouri
College of agriculfire. They can be
ODtained from alnst any firm deal
ing in berry boxesor baskets or gen
eral horticultural ( Applies. They cost
from $1 to $1.25 ,j hundred and last
for several years. jA-few trees in the
home orchard cane protected from
rabbits and mice "8fyv wrapping their
trunks, with heavy 4aper and tying it
In place. This, however,' is too slow
nd expensive to ibe- practicable In
Urge commercial pffntatlons.
SMALL ORCHAffi IS' FAVORED
. .- 1) ;;; ,. ;
Every Farm Shouft Have at Least
Twenty Fruit Tfees and Some .
. Berry Bashes.
. . j si- ... : ;
Every , man who TUves on his own
farm should have, g few. fruit trees
and in a fenced ormard or yard. An
acre 1 little enough but at least any
farm should have te apple, five neach
and five cherry tree& These cost but
a trifle, but If red for properly will
supply l-.a , family wpi fruit . in some
form for the entire-ear Then a row
of raspberries, blactiberries, currante
and gooseberries andia square row of
strawberries will avid 'much to the
fcCPiness of the family. Extension
Itepartment Unlversgjy of Arkansas,
UJjr -m . ....
Bible Institute, of CAlcag-o.)
(Copyright, isao. Western. Jfewpaper Dnlon)
LESSON FOR JANUARY 18
THE BOLDNESS OF PETER AND
LESSON TEXT-Acta m n '
SU, 5J2-; Tim. :-8. 16-1S; H.b.
1. Peter and John Arrested (w. 1-4)
1- By Whom Arrested (vv. i, 2)
The priests and Sadducees. The
priests were Intolerant because these
new teachers were encroaching upon
their ministerial functions. The Sad
ducees opposed them from doctrinal
consideration. They denied the resur-
?0nJl0m dead 4nd the future
life. Although they were the intellect
ual liberalists of their day they were
cruelly intolerant The most outstand
ing bigots of our day are the professed
Intellectuals whose watchword is
2- The Result (vv. 3, 4). Peter and
.John were now nut In conf.nAmpnt hii
the next day, it being too late for trial 'l
uiac cay. Though the apo?tles were
held by chains Christ continued to
work, for the number of believers had
now greatly Increased. Opposition
helps God's cause.
II. Peter and John 'on Trial (w. 5-
1. The Inquiry vv. 5-7). They were
asked, "By what power, or in what
name, have ye done this?" This in.
quiry admitted the reality of the mir
acle.. 2. Peter's Answer (w. 8-12)' With
stinging sarcasm he showed them
they were not being tried as evil do
ers, but for doing good to the helpless
uuu neeay man. He showed the ab
surdity of dealing with men as crim-,
inals who had merely relieved the suf
fering and helpless man from distress
-thus the rulers were placed in a
most ridiculous and embarrassing po
sition. Since they could not deny the
miracle, Peter boldly declared, "Be
It known unto you all, and to all the
people of Israel, that, by the name of
Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye
crucified, whom Gad . raised from - the
dead, even by him doth this man stand
before you whole. This Is the stone
which was set at naught by you build
ers, which is become the head of the
corner. Neither is there salvation
in any other form ; for there is none
other name under heaven given among
men whereby ye must be saved.".
III. The Impression Upon the San
hedrin (w. 13-22),
1. They marvelled Jv. 13). The fact
that the apostles spoke so boldly, be
ing unlearned men, caused them to
marvel. They saw that the behavior
and words of Peter were as unusual
as the miracle.
2. They took knowledge that they
had been with Jesus (v. 13). They
saw mat tnough they had killed Jesus.
nis ine and work were being repro
duced in his disciples. Being with
Christ (1) gives an experiential
knowledge of him. The one who real
ly knows Christ can and will testify
of him and for him. (2) Gives free
dom from fear. Peter, who .ohnrtiv
T - - -
before this quailed before a Jewish
maid, was now bold before the most
augnsi assembly of the Jews. (3H
upens a man's lips. What the heart
feels, the mouth must speak out.
3. The judges commanded them not
to speak in Christ's name (v. 18).
They could not deny the miracle nor
gainsay the accusation which Peter
brought against them, so they attempt
ed to Intimidate them.,
4. Peter and John's reply (w. 19,
20). They expressed their determina
tion to disobey their instructors they
openly defied the Sanhedrin. "Whether
It.be right in the sight of God to
hearken unto you more than unto God,
judge ye; for we cannot speak the
uimgs wnicn we nave seen and
heard." By this declaration they re
pudiated the authority of the rulers
of Israel and set the church in a place
of independence from the Jewish
5. Their release (v. 21). Having
further, threatened them, the Sanhed
rin let them go, as it had no way to
punish them, since the people were on
their side, V: ;V
IV. The Church at Prayer, (w. 23-
As soon as Peter and John were set
free they hastened away to their dis
ciples and rehearsed to them their ex
perience. They took the matter to
God in prayer, and in their- commun
ion they turned to the Holy Scriptures
xor comrort and strength.
Forgive and Forgiven.
Of bim that hopes to be forgiven It
is indispensably required that he for
give. It is. therefore, superfluous to
urge any other motive. On this great
duty, eternity is suspended. , and to him
that refuses to practice It. 'the throne
of mercy Is Inaccessible, and the
Savior of the world has been born In
Fellow-Worker With God.
We are; God's fellow-workers In the
work of human salvation. He Is de
pending upon our co-operation,
11 O NT-
conducted ,by National Council of
- w iiucriti.)
PERSHING WRITES TO SCOUTS
Han -vvA 1 T.. -. .
uctttI UUI1U jf t-ersning has always
wen a strong friend of the Boy Scout
. (.uii'iiip VUIUC OI
the many-sided service they gave in'
the war, v. v V
He knows the value of scout training
In prwlucing a well-equipped manhood.
iu .mere were a hundred thousanj
former scouts In the army In France.
General Pershing has sent this -let"?
iw to ine president of the Boy Scout'
Of America, urging them
, "On July 2Tth, last year, while w
were in the mfdst of the dmfitP hat-
tie of the Marne, I sent a greeting to
the Rnv Srv-iTf o rf A r
soldiers In France, and urged them to
keep faith with the scout laws.
.w. ui aiumi-n. mini onr
Those were days when old am!
younz realifvi tha
" iiv-icooi ijr every
one to serve the country.
lodny. wlfhout the pressure of tt
great war to hold our attention Upon
the necpssitv rf oa ni
lmnortanf fhnr tho iaBnn. .
In patriotism nnd devotion be always '
borne In . mind, as the obligations' to
nPfl tlmA Mm. . .
- ivoovu in asiK waar
- - i nil ns lirrpnr a in
lere be no rolaxutlou
HOW SCOUTING AIDS 'ARENTSL
Here are two sample remarks made
by a Boy Scout und by his father, eacto
without the knowledge of the other;
after, a father and
"1 n Pror lrni 1 . j - . ..
aucnr wimi a aarnea goou
iciiuw 1 1 1 v Trirrifi. rono -! 11 . : m- : .
and camped ?ith me. He always
seemed like a stern man. ' vhnw ' Mr
Idea Was tn rniAfcH m hiam t .
r- i ucu w as UVI
crwst .1 . 1 v . . .
, iiicu a uiu uui wane 10 oe
w v, nr uas ueeii nere, autr-
we have been fishing tntrothor anri k.
o vO-v-v.i UUU U V
iuv; a iui 01 intere8tmjr
things that I never knew before, ami
that I never would suppose he knew.
Now all of a sudden he seems like a
chum of mine. I hope he'll keep right
on coming up."
'Within an hour the father of the
same boy had said: "I've just realized .
my boy for. the first time. Say, he
Isn't a baby any more. -and Tve beeii
handling him like one. .I'm going to
Ing him better." . .-, ..
On these hikes the boy entertain
his father at the camp and at the '
other doings. He . prepares the tent
for , him, sharing Jils own, which ae
other may share but his father.
HE CAN TALK FOR MILES (
The 6cout Who Knows the Code 'Can
Easily Semaphore a Message.
BOY SCOUT TROOPS IN MILL.
One of the most-Interesting lettert
that have ever cqme to the national :
headquarters of the Boy Seont
America contained the applications ol
five troops of boys employ ed in cotton
mills In Georgkt.
Southwest mGrange Is the post of .
flee center for the four communitle
where these great mills are located -V
There is one troop; each to" the Unity "
Cotton mills, the Unity Spinning mills
and the tflm City mills and two troop
for the Hillside Cotton mills.
These lads who would be scoutf
have a vision of the future good cit
xenshlp upon which America must rely,
The FulIerE. Callaway company. hat
provided an auditorium, to be arranged
in five separate compartments, one fo
each troop. About . 20 of the men in
the mills will give time to helping the
boy scouts ir the program.,
SCOUTS DAILY GOOD TURNS.
' The boy scouts In Troop No. 21, ot "
New Haven, Conn cleaned the church '
took up the carpet and carried out "the '
accumulation of ashes In, the cellar. -In
Paducah. Ky there are six largt- '
monuments. Boy scouts.- noting ' that -
they looked rather crusty, took It upor - '
themselves to dean and polish th- . .
and keep them clean Un the fnrnre
Special troops have been assigned tz i
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