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1 Tarboro, N. Thursday, April VOLUME 40 NUMBER 20 MEMBER OF THE ASSOqATED PRESS A LIHES UPiOVERMAIi DECLARES EDGECOMBE WOMAN-IS MOST DECORATED IN ALL THE WORLD ROCK MOUNT NEGRO CHARGED WITH CRIMINAL ASSAULT IS NOW IN JAIL STRUGGLE It may be known to. Tarboro peo- rest. The city authorities later spirited him away to nome other place which, was reported to be the Nash county jail at Nashville. pie in general or it, may not be known, but it is a fact that the most decorated woman- in all the World is a North that she is an Edgecombe county -woman and formerly lived in Tarboro: She was -formerly -y Miss Battle, (Spociul to The Southeijier) Rocky Mount, April 8.
Charged with assault wfth criminal intent upon Minnie Gay, tho eight year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs, Henry Gay of thi3 Charlie Armstrong, a negro of thirty, was last night, taken into custody by the police here and later spirited away, to some other place on acdount of the fear of mob violence. The trouble started Tuesday night, according to the story tord by the little gjrl, when Aimstfong met her on the' street and by "the promise of tribes of candy, money and other things persuaded her -to go to a build- mg alone with He took 'her bond with preliminary hear-to a room, but upon the child be- ing sot tentatively for Friday morn- SenatorvAssiiI Republicans of State And Nation In Speech' State Convention believes people will Resent at, ballot box (By Associted Press) Raleigh N. prjl 8. Assailing the republican of North Caro- -lina and of the nation, Senator Lee Overman, addressing the demo cratic State Convention dt dared -the Republ cans, "hoping to i fh ov.f ol win the next elect; by discrediting the democratic into a conspiracy the great head party, have enterec of abuse' and slaridi; of the vilest and mdst inhuman kind against the prasi-States." Senator deiit of the United Ovei'man k.
declared' he believed- this American people wtuld resent at the ballot' boxn uiijust propaganda ulnnrlor I "The republican!) indict the president for stubbornness and indifference to their feeljjjigs, when it was they and not he who made the treaty a partisan issue," iontinued Senater Overman. 'TYiey did it and deliberately. more than a year ago that regardless of all of the provisions the treaty they would so change it'wid modify it that they could gain ajtpartisan victory over the president. They had no other program and io other purpose. They care nothing for principle, na- tional honor or na: onal good faith and nationafcpride; they dashed all I away for partisanx advantage Even while the governmen was negotiating this treaty, before is contents were known our republican friends, desiring to make political capital out of it and in jure, the' president, entered.
REPUBIi ABUS AriD SLANDER into a conspiracy to'1 fight it to of $25 to Confederate bitter end. For eight long' months' Womans' Home at Fayett, to be part this treaty has beeni held up in the 1 I 1 "1 1 i Seriate, embarrassing the president and embarrassing us both at home and abroad. We no have to appear before the nations of the world as a people who do not rdfeard treaties as a solemn international Obligation, but daughter of Dr. Westray Battle tof Asheville, and she is now the wife of Major General Hancock7 of the British army Her decorations weft awardedfor real service the field in the greatest, of source of pride that North Carolina, and our own county hks the distinction of haying these decorations' go to one of her I Mrs. Hancock is known-in i.the whole British', army as "Glory Hancock," a name which she.
won by her untirin'g arid earnest work the ranks of the Red Cross during the recent war against Germany. She went to Antwerpt, in Belgium, August "13, 1914, only a few' days after the1 was began with the first British field hospital, not only to enter that part -of the war stricken country but in fact the first British field' hospital to take service in the front lines, in Belgium." She remained there until October 12 of the same year, when during the retreat by the Allies' she brought in -under fire' many'-wounded Belgians 'and British, the latter of the Royal Naval Division. She was then' attached to the hospital established at Fermes, in Bel- and nursed there through the STRIKES and RallS Lewis' Presenting William Burton (By Lannigan) All of the time spent by 1 Burton Lewis, pitcher of the Stars, from Tonawanda, N. has been in the New International League. Tony Cummings is his second manager; Jack Dunn of Baltimore was his first.
The Orioles' president-manager got a line on ability when Burton was pitching in and around Bufalo. He gave Lewis a chance to face the Bisons frCj May 15, ad thetolLjaght andJ ma neignt is (4 ipaae goou right from the jump, winning over his opponents by a score of 10. to 0 and allowing them two hits. Lewis remained with the Orioles all during the 19f8 season and started the 1919 campaign with them. He was taken sick on the training trip, taken extremely sick, and unable to do himself justice asked for and his release.
Lewis' reDorted i at Tarboro vthis I spring in the pink of 'condition and right now is in better trim than any of his curving rivals. He is a right hander, possessed a good curve, and and a good fast ball and can mix them up, too. Besides being a pitcher or parts, Lewis is a great basketball player. He indulged in cake work all winter. He weighs 165, pounds and was born in Tonawanda, N.
on October 3, 1895. .7 TO MOVIE PATRONS To Patrons of Opera House': Tomorrow we have the hit of this season in a picture. Mary Roberts Rinehart wrote a story for the Saturday Post entitled "Twenty-three and a Half Hours' Leave." It'made a. Every body read iy and talked about it. All the pictureproducers wanted it.
Thomas H. Ince got it. He is uamn it to introduce to the public "his two 1 new stars, uougias and Doris May. I personally guarantee this as one of the best pictures. Hope no will miss it x-' Respectfully, L.
M'CABE. i (of LOS ANGELES DEI ErJ H.THE STRIKE Yardmen In Far Southern City Walked Out Thi Morning On Sympathetic Strike (By Associated Press)' Los Angeles, A-pril five hundred and one thousand yard men went on strike here this morn ing in sympathy with the atriko of the Chicago railroad men. It has been predicted that the entire Pacific coast will be effected The fact' that the officials of the )ig unions have declared the strike to be illegal has lnd no strength here ta( hold the men to their positions, and the worst js feared as time passes and more men walk out. The officials of the railroads have, made no state ment as to their plans, while at the same time they have done nothing to hinder the men from walking 'out if they so desire. If the yardmen nil over the ooun-try continue to join the men of the Chicago distiicts; not' only the Pa cific coast will bo effected, the entire United States will soon be in a crippled condition so far as freight shipments are concerned.
U. DC. Are Guests At Delightful Entertainment (Reported) The loeal'chipter of tho D. C. was delightfully entertained Tuesdcy afternoon at the handsome residence of Mr.
and" Mrs. Arthur Fountain at Leggetts, N. vith fifty members and invited guests present. The beautiful 1 rooms were thrown into one by means of folding doors, and were admirably arranged fo a large gathering. The treasurer reported sending a Jt 1 A-i t- i pf salary of train-nurse to be cm- ployed by the home.
A box of records was also sent last month. Ve have four ladies' from Edgecombe county there, and Wood Winburn will leave for tho home at an early daie? We wish her fnany were appointed delegates to District Convention at Rocky Mount. The following committees were appointed-for Memorial Day: Dinner Commtitee Mrs. Nina Powell, chairman; Mrs. J.
H. John-sonMrs. C. F. Clayton, Mrs.
W. M. Davis, Mrs. T. M.
Staton, Mrs. Henry Speight, Mrs, L. B. Knight, Mrs. Claud Wilson, Mrs.
Arthur Fountain, Mrs. David Taylor. Hall Committee: Mrs. W. Austin, chairman; Mi's.
F. L. Dancy, Miss Sallie Torter, Mr3. Haywood Foxhall. Floral Committee: Mrs.
R. p. Peters, chairman; Mrs. A. Hart, Mrs.
Jas. W. Mrs. T. M.
Sanders, Mrs. H. Williams, Mrs. M. Whitahurst.
Program Committee: Mies Mary Powell, chairman; Mrs. W. I'. Wooten, Mrs. Robert Walker.
Autohfobile Committee: Mrs. S. N. Mrs. II.
L. Wiliams, Mrs. W. A. Hart.
Miss Susio Wooten, Miss Em Aus-1 tin. Miss Em Tender and Mrs. Vin- ton Fountain. Music director and piano accompanist, Miss Mary Wooten. At the close of the business meeting, Mr3.
J. L. Bridgers read an interesting paper, ''History of Formation of Edgecombe County." Mr. R. B.
Peters read, "Origin of Memorial Day," and an exquisite poem, "Tho Blue and the Grey," "Our Own Stars and Bars Will Live Bars by Hi Forever." -I Mrs. W. A. Hart, Arthur Fountain, assisted by Misses 's'e rountain, Missus Ins, Johnson Texas Aviation Depot Is Destroyed By Fire (By The Associated Press) Dallas, Texas, April 8. -A million dollar loss is estimated as the result of a fire which last niglA destroyed the army repair aviation depot Here Several airplanes, large supplies of lumber, the engine house building I 9 10 to to segara onas wmrpaign issaed' happy, yar31ifi nef new nome.
America, in my judgment, will final- Mesdames W. L. Barlow, W. T. ly ratify the treaJjy with certain1 mild Bryan Haywood Foxhall, Ed Purvis, reservations and Woodrow Wilson and Blanch Anderson were accepted will be vindicated." welcomed into the chapter.
Senator Overman charged that the Mesdames Henrietta Howard, highway of the Republican party in Robert Walker and Henry Speight i first battle' of the 4ser, -when the hospital was shelled by thet Germans and had tor be, evacuated, the patients being moved to Hoogstadt, 1 where Mrs. Hancock was i stationed the -first and second battles of Ypres and the second battle" of the Marne Until the; last battld of the war, Hancocks 'was at the above pamed and Other stations close -behind the Allied lines of bat tie-until'the-last moment of. Jthe war; never being beyond the sound of the guns and frequently within, the zone of fire. She was, gassect, was re peatedly shrapnel fire but- Always' escaped without serious injury! For her services to the wounded and her conspicuous' bravery; under fire upon various occasions Mrs. Hancock received twelve' decorations, five' from Great from Belgium and two from France.
Those from Great5 Britain -The Mons Star, Royal Red Allied, Ser vice Victory Medal and King George y. Medal, the lat ter personally given, by mis Majesty. Those from Belgium "Se the Cheva lier de l'Ordre de; la' (crown), by King Albert and carrying pfiity the title of Guerre, Order of the Yser, Order 3 of (Jueen Eliz abeth, Civic From France Croix de Guerre, Recon noissance pour less. Estrangers. Mrs.
Hancqck at present visiting the family of i Mr," Octave Battle near Tarboro 1 I Jews AndMoselnien In Jerusalem Continue right (By Associated Press) i Jerusaleim, April 8. Although martial law is: in vogue here, and British troops patrol the city from one end to the other, the Jews, and Moselmen engaged in scattered fights on Monday and Tuesday which resulted several being killed on both Reports state tha about 250 were injured more or less seriously "i Gurla' Friendly Society; There will.be tm admission service of the Friendly Society in the Episcopal Chapel tomorrow, Friday at 7 :30. Miss Zeigler who will be here for that service, will meet the. girls at the home of Mrs, Henry Johnson morrow afternoon at 5 o'clock. Dicie Howell-Composer Dicie Howell who has just an nounced.
that sh Will spend the sum mer. months in Etngland and on the contin'emt, has. been the recipient of many inquirie's me ant' for her Eng lish namesake, Miss Dorothy Howell, tho comnosarJ Accoidinfir to the Eng lish critics. Miss Howell's latest conf1 positions- are verv like those" of Strauss in style and originality, and have earned for the brilliant lady the cognomen of the English Strauss." 1 Folio wner aniaouncements the English press, concerning Dicie Howell's forthcoming Wisit, the soprano has received a of congratulatory letters the composi tion successes written by "the Other Miss Howell." The -American so-Drano- savs' she has never written a son8. in fter K'e' though she has often i -1 oeen io snei-'nennng ume the mpdern perpetrations.
as a. young music student, I thought I had an' inspiration for a tbjpme, and made a note of it with the idea of setting, one of my favorite said Howell. "I remember the dread! ul shock I sustained when nlayine niv suDDosedly 'original lposer He laughingly told he to stick to my voice, saying that as a composer I was an excellent ifinger, for I had simply made mental note of the "Old Oaken and with a slight change, had made the melody my own origin il. That wa the beginning and tbe end of my career as a composer. this brings to' mind the time.wora, but still amusing tory of the erv anmusical meh who refused to to a concert becaoe ha didn't know the" diff srence between the "Old anf "The Star Spangled except that ycu stand up for one.
hope my English friend Military Training Bili (Came Senate For Fnal Fight Thi Morning (By Associated Press) Washingtonf" April' the (opponents and supporters of. the uni versal military traihingbill lined up for the final struggle in. the senate today. Tms will be the show down and-from all indications that may be drawn from reports' of informal canvasses that had been taken previous to the opening tf the, fight this mprn-ing, it seems an assured fact that the plan is jsUre to be defeated. Unoffi- cia! reports lasen irom me canvasses 1 i 1 1 svaie mat, ioisy democrats ana miny forty democrats and thirty republicans will vote Against" the plan, 7 Under these circumstances there has been a movement set on foot for voluntary training throughout the country.
Just, what this plan will be is not stated in the early reports of the intention to bring it before the cbuntry. Nevertheless1 it is supposed that the details will be made known to tne public within a short time if the present compulsory military training bill is defeated, in the final PERSONALS Rev. L. L. Rcae is on a visit to his family in New York.
Mr. and Mrs. George Brandt have returned from Greensboro, where they spent Easter- with randt's mother. Misses Mary Powell and Eliza Pfnder are out after several days' illness. Earnhardt and baby have returned from a visit to relatives in Plymouth.
Mrs. M. J. who has been visiting her niece', Mrs. W.
H. Powell, has returned to her home in Wilson. Miss Annie Sledge is quite sick. Mr. and Mrs.
0. B. Lipscomb and little grandson, Oscar are spending a few days in Richmond wjthMrs. Lipscomb's NOTICE D. The annual -meeting of the 13th district of the United Daughters of the Confederacy will be held in Rocky Mount on Wednesday, April 21 All members of the 'district are cordially invited to be present.
Mrs. L. L. Staton, Director 13th District Gas Explosion Causes Big Damage Oklahoma Town (By Associated Press) Ponca City, April 8. One person is dead, one seriously injured and two are unaccounted for as the result of a gas explosion in a res taurant here.
The damage is esti mated at $100,000. GERMANS AGAIN. USING DEADLY GAS SHELLS (By The "Associated Press) Paris, April 8. German troops to day bombarded Dusseldorf with gas shells, according toa' dispatch re ceived by the Matin. Transport Arrives With Bodies Of American Dead (By Associated Press) New Jerk, April 8 The transport "Nansemond" arrived, in port this morning bringing the bodies of 87 American soldiers who died in'Enz- Isnft during the war.
Relatives and friends were on hand to receive the flag drapped coffins. American Orphanage Is Burned By The ks i (By The. Associated Press) Constantinople, April 8. The American orphanage was burned when the Turks destroyed the village of Harouniyi today. The 2,000 Armenian orphans removed to safety.
The Turks are today beseig-ing other Armenian villages'in the same neighborhood, TOLEDO SWITCHMEN. WALK OUT IN SYMPATHETIC STRIKE (By The Associated Press) Toledo, April 8. Six hundred switchmen walked out here today in sympathy with the Chicago It is predicted from other citie in the Ut that be complete ly tied up within thenext 4 hours. i 1 1 .1 11 i. 1 i though, and it is believed that he is there now.
Fceftng is running high in the city today, and it is on account of thfs that the officers were so quick In A carrying tho negro to another jail. Mob violence was feared, and as the negro has a most unsavory reputation for-past deeds as well as the present attempted, one, the people here are in an exceptionally angry mnnr) The negro is being held under a ing. This date, it is expected, may be changed thTTUgh, Tho above story was 'phoned to The Southerner this morning by representative of the Rocky Moun Telegram In answer to a query sentv. in by the" local paper. Reports' had come to the office this morning that the negro had been caught in the act of criminal assault by an angry mob and that he had been practically cut to pieces.
Another report stated that though the negro was badly cut he had beep taken to a hospital in Rocky Mount and, was there' under suryailence of the police. Hoping to be aWe to get the straight story. The Southern Bent in an inquiry to the staff of the Telegram this morning and the above story is the answer. IN ANSWER Speed, N. April 7th, 1920.
To the Editor of Tb Southerner. Dear Sir: Tarboro, N. C. I notice you are carrying the following notice in your papers "I hereby announce myself candidate against Zeno Moore," Then you have my name at tbe bottom, with the figure 4-1-7 followed by tbe lettore tp. I sup-Pe thr figures allude to th lime the insertion rat-put la tbe paper, but net being up on newt paperology I can't imagine what tho tp can for.
I wib you ould tell me, and 1 alto tall me bow this notice got in your paper. I did not author ize it, and unless there is an- other A. J. Parker some where ground that Is backing tbie notice up, tomebodrU guilty of which ie a very serioue effmto. I "khall expect to see your ex-pltnation in The Southerner.
Yours truly, A. J. PARKER. Thi. ed nd paid for Kv Knight of Speod, N.
CX-' Officers ihid Negro Safe In Capital City Jail (By The AsociVted Press) Raleigh, April by a mob in automobiles, officers successfully landed Charlie Armstrong, the npgro who is charged "with attacking a white girl in Rocky Mont, in the jail here this morning. PROPONENTS OF COMPULSORY TRAINING SUBSTITUTE FOUR MONTHS' VOLUNTARY PLAN (By The Associated Press) Washington, April 8. Conceding the defeat of compulsory military training in the United States the proponents of the plan have planned a substitute of voluntary training for four months of all youths of nineteen years and over. One Body Is Found (By The Associated Press) Anderson, S. April 8.
The body of Ljcy Bradshaw was today found ten miles from the scene of the tragedy. This is the first body that has been recovered of the ten that were drowned the Savannah river Sunday 4 BRITISH CABINET MEETS TO DISCUSS FRENCH OCCUPATION (By The Associated Press) London, April 8. The British cabinet meets today' presumably for the purpose of discussing the French occupation of German cities. The conference -the Allied Premiers and Foreign Minister has been postponed it is thought unt.l tomorrow. ginningt to cry, the negro released her after promising her more money nd presents if she would return to the same place on Die following afternoon.
Upon reaching her home, Minnie told her, father of the happening and thii father in turn immediately in-forAicd tho police, After a short confVienc'o between Mr. Gay and the police a trap Was laid for the negro, tho same to be spiur the following afternoon As the negro asked, the child Wednesday appeared at the place named, and Armstrong appeared and.toolcher up the stairs to the room again. Before' the negro could carry out his itntent, whatever it may have been, the father and police broke in and Dlaccd him under ar- Navy Was Flly Prepared Says Admiral Wilson (By The Associated, Press) Washington, April S. B. Wilson, commanding the -Atlantic fleet, told the senate investigating committee today that vesiels on the nctive list were prepired when America entered the war ant' that tho navy department hr.d fully Complete plans for combatting any Ge'rtian offensive against our coasts, andprose- Uwted 4howtr-with -the- greBteslen- ergy from the very first.
He fuither said that Secretary Daniejs cooperated fully with the Allied admiralties and car.led out their promptly and efficient." THREE 1M ORE WOMEN PICKETS ARE JAILED DEFAULT BOND (By The Asoqjated Press) Washington, April 8. Three more women pickets favorable to the Irish cause were arrested today when they appeared before the British embassy. They were jailed in default of bail WILL ASK HAVE CONVENTION meetThanced to oaklanp (By The Asociated. Press) Chicago, April 8. National com mittecman Lynch, of Minnesota, said that the dissatisfaction of the demo-cratic leaders at the convention ar rangements in San Francisco will be aii-fid at the national committee meet ing hcreon April at which time a proposition will be made to change the convention to Oakland, across the bay.
report without foundation says French official note Paris, April 8. The reports which are being circulated that Great Britain and the United States have called on France to withdraw her troops from the-occupation of Frankfort are without foundation, says an official hotctoday. NO POSSIBILITY OF "TROUBLE j-onoon, April '8. -There is no pos sibility of the Franco-German-situation causing any serious differences among the allies, is the opinion of Italian Minister Scialoia. CANADIAN BUTCHERS MUST' HAVE THEIR MORNING TEA Toronto, April 8.
The organized butchers of thig city have submitted to their-employers a.de-! maAd that tea be to them at a. m-daily and that they be allowed minutes of company, time in which drink it; They also ask for 10, minutes in fne morning to -don their butcher clothes and 10 more at night dress for the These de-'mands are made part. of a proposed renewal of the working agreement drawn up by the Amalgamated Meat Cutters, and Butchers Workmen. Other requests are for a 44-bour week and a wage increase averaging 50 percent. Packing plant managers declare these terms cannot bo granted.
the nation was with a wreck of broken- pledges and unperformed promises. "In the last election they carried both the IIous2 and the Sonate with the promises that they would rofluce taxation and reconstruct, the country into peace conditions," he said. "They have "reconstructed nothing; not a dollar have they reduced taxes. They havehppointed 67 investigating committees, have opened the books during the war, with smelling committees to see if they could find where the democratic party had expended money corruptly, and they have not discovered out of the billions of dollars we spent for war purposes marvelous to' tell as much as fifteen rents corruptly spent." The record of the party for th last seven ywri, Senator Overman contended waa a splendid record of promises kept and promises performed. He reviewed legislation i passed during those years for the benefit of the farmers, labor and the eeneral welfar of the countrv.
sav- ing "the democratic party stands against class legislation, but believes in legislation, of this kind only, where it is for the uplift and te comfort of the- great majs of the people." Under the leadership jifTresident Wilson; as 'commander-in-chief, the nation, he said, had carried on the greatest war in all hi.story andhad brought it to a successful end. Saying the democratic party stands for freedom of speech, freedom of religion and freedom of the press, but does not stnd for license of crn ATI pniirni li speech, and license of the press, Sen-! Mr8' Vinton Fountain served a ator Overman declared he would stop delicious course of pineapple salad, the immigration of undesirable for- beaten biscuits, pkle, eigners "who refuse to learn and coffee. Rocky Mount plays the Syracuse Stars here tomorrow. The following day the Buffalo, International league team comes here, while on Monday Wilson will pay Tarboro a visit. On Tuesday the Stars go to Rocky Mount for" a game.
S-- language hate our form of goverV ment, orgalif-. under the led flag for its overthrow, publish newspapers in foreign languages advocating the overthrow of our government, and yet come to hart our privileges and our liberty." After summing up the achieve ments of the democratic party, Sen ator Overman said: we hear no more of the empty i dinner pail; we hear no more of the incompetency of tht democratic BOY WANTED Th SotbrBr wants bright, wida-awak boy ttf carry' lb pa par in tba city. Tba poi-tioa saw pa for tba rigbt' boy. party to run the government; we and the unloading sheds wen com-bave made a-great record; we have plctely destroyed. 1 -jacToss the Water 'will not think that kept the faith; we have fulfilled our I am stealing.bair praise, and likewise1 hope ta9r raix-up be and brought happiness and0f eiWjusiastic confidence and sup-prosperity to a hundred, million peo-j port.
Xet Have in November tbe pie. The democratic party is worthy greatest victory in our history." jtraighUned out, fei tvie mind of 1 the musicians ofer there and nere.".
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