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rugedy at Manhattan
Asylum Brings Inquiry
,'! Investigation Will Be
, it by Eight Agencies, j
H fort to Place Blame
I ; Fateful Fire.
o- PERSONS IN
IP HIDING BURNED
r .’ w.-fy-Two were Inmates,
[liul Other Three Were
Loyal Attendants, Who!
i'ought Blaze Bravely.
■> leh. 1:* I i’y Iho Associ-J
i*. • - Eight inquiries w»*«‘ ]
! y r<..i;iy into the tragedy on J
- i<l.nnl. a little jutting rook in
. irliny waters of Hell Gate. !
v, y.-qerday lire swept a want of
nhatlan Stale Hospital for the
illinu -- pai tents., and tints*
<i 1 *«.< 1i• *< itaii recovered
.• .iii-l. and removed to the city
.c. i -i\ im»re retrained in the
'.-.••red ruiie* Tiiose.pt was fenr
i!.:.d t>e*-n cremated. '*
; - tda/c I»elicted to have been
: i t In a ferritic Mast in Hell
i. • • ini !i broke tin* insulation on
i a■ wiring, eausing a short cir
i'c c unit of the 75 on the island
v. as at lacked h\ the Haines, hous
. the most violently insane— men of
< :ui. ilud teiidem-y who might at any
; .cat have leaped at the throats of j
their res--tiers. . • !
Kut hap they .did not. A few strng
•:!.-(i as uiiard.s tried to push their way
s;.:'ct\ through smoke and tit tines,
hie me a single attack upon an at
tcirhinr was i ( cpoi ted. The authori
n'-' -rafting or projecting investiga
■ :»ui> were the lire marshal, medical
•\miner Norris, the state architect.
1 1 • • chairman of the state hospital
■ ■ neiii'sion. the district attorney's of
o. the hospital's board of managers.
. •! (iiy detectives. while Brigadier
1 ■"iimal Burra.-in charge of the dredg
■ of H.n (-fate peciined to comment
the ilmorv of city dehvfivos that
i 'i. _ In the dredgers was the orig
i'll cause of the lire, hut said if this
• wen* advanced seriously he
• 'U! i inaugurate an investigation nl-
Nf VTK CAT CAMPAIGN
10 UK CONDIUTED SOON
( ambaign in North Carolina Will Be
Meld Karly In March.
hah'i-i:. X. t ’.. Fob. 19.—-Tlie agri
cultural extension service of North
' •noli.: S;<jte College and the De
l artiti. tit of Agriculture, in co-opera-
T >'•'** with the i'nited States Biohrgi
t.'i Sravcy. is planning a state-wide
* i :.m cgainst rats. Nine counties!
. can have been organized to con-l
u • t drives during the week March .V ,
L r- the extension service es
’ timre is a loss, of live to ten j
; mi! dollars annually from rat!
'' ms in North Carolina, lie- 1
i d‘' to cirnilaiv sent out by E. R.
idiocy, of the Farm Engineering Di
•.isi*..*;:. show an average loss of live
! ,r .cent. in corn kept in storage. This
■' ■■ l • uls a I**>s of 83.000.0. M) when
: I ! •• i to the state’s 800,000.00 corn
''hilc tin* loss to corn probably
‘ ••• scuts th«* largest single damage,
11 eitly .i sujall percentage of the
•d |iainsig<*.'’ stated .1. Silver, of the
1 '•'! States Biological Survey, who
la Ihdeigh to assist in the eatn
i-is". "Rats destroy all manner of
.1 produce from the time of plant
- mid linal < onsunipfion. Theso
destroy by pollution ten times as
lm! ' h iis they eat.
■ in storage on the 'farm, in
: 1 ;| •■"if. in warehouses, in markets and
1 - "re all effect the ultimate price to
1 • • 'sinner. Nor does the loss stop
loedstuffs: all kinds of dry goods,-
' r e. ciher house furnishings and i
iam*ous _ merchandise are con-1
i i- 1 tag destroyed by their ineos- 1
" ‘'Hawing. Floods are caused by
' knawing b*nd pipes and by
'''■'o' I'MiTowing jn
’'• is of buildings are w«*aken
t! i tunneling, while destruc
'" often are caused by them!
t a- of iuuictments. I also
more serious one of their men-
I ihlic health. The liest means
- mg rid of rats is the co-opera
• ’'" against them, followed by a
,' '' :i ' .cleaning up* and where possi
-1 ‘4ward against them in eon
|;ew buildings and in’ nmk
'"*■ 1 ‘ '■ he said. ,
I ir.'.s Strike Metropolis.
' I " h. Fob, 18.—New York to
» a city of spectacular fires,
vi o' the 'Manhattan state nos
!’T‘ • t ‘ ,r the insane on Ward’s is
■ • destroyed w h a loss of 25
. n dollars' worth of films
.. ! r;<rai9<i in a movie siudio
“ ' 1 ! Harlhm.
a dropped dead from heart
* 1 in the Bronx after a
'd *>“cn hurled from a truck
; !| iii !ito a snow bank vvniie
: " tic- aiariii.
°t. aerial ladders res
!. t ! v man and her daughter just
, ‘ ‘V: re going to jttmi» from a
p ' !;, . v edgo in their home in
~,'N l *“ 5 nt Feb. 10.— \V. 'A. Vun
l ( paheman on the local yeards
, . 'aithern railway, was killed
i lu> was caught under a
!, is body was badly mau-
THE CONCORD TIMES,
NEW MEMBER OF
I SUPREME COURT!
Associate Justice Edward
Sanford Takes Judicial
Oath This Morning.
Washington. Feb. 19. —Associate
Justice Edward T. Stanford, of Ten
nessee*. took tin* # judicial oath upon
the pe-convening of the Supreme Court
today after three weeks recess. ChicT
Justice Taft administered the oath
immediately after the court met, the
ty w r justice wearing his judicial robes, i
rep atiirg it after hjtn wltilc the court. I
bar and audience stood. He then j
was conducts! in his seat at the ex- i
treine left of the Chief Justice, tilling!
the bench for the first time since the
present term of the Supreme Court
began in October, and tints making
likely the early consideration of a
number of cases which have been put
off. due to the vacancies.
ME.,184* POI NDS
OF TOBACCO SOLD |
In Independent Warehouses in Sttate
During I lie Past Year.
Raleigh, N. C„ Feb. 10 t By the As
sociated Press I. —'"The independent
warehouses operating in North Caio
lina this season have sold 19.*>.!54.9KK
pounds of producers’ tobacco at an
average of .SL > 7.71. , per hundred pounds,
according to their reports. The co-opl
erative association had received .‘id - j
771.454 pounds by January 1, which
accounts for 201.95d.887 pounds of the'
1922 crop to date.*’
This announcement was made to
night by Frank Parker, statistician of
the I'nited States and North Carolina
departments of agriculture.
"East year, at this date, 228,590,000
pounds had been marketed in this
state at 824.18 per hundred pounds,”
he continued. "This amount was 91
per cent, of the 1921 crop, and, ac
cording to forecasts of the 1922 crop,
the 251.000.000 pounds reported on are
82 per cent, of that crop.
’’►Sales during the past season were
reported as follows: August 18.159.-
sso pounds; September 45.24^.940: Oc
toln*r d2.K25.0: f .o ; November Kd. 140.182 : !
l>ec*miber 18.147.152: January 9.208.-
919. Late reports not includeil in
theae 'amountthl to 5.899.01 X) poutuls.
"Last, year, the January auction
sales showed 10.700.000 pounds com
pared with the 9.000,000 sold this year
Murfiig January, when the Conti»M'rtfi\'i r
asjsociation rei-eived its share."
The following is a report of receipts
hi the Blight Leaf belt, furnished the
department by the association:
Receipts to January 1. 1928:
North Car01ina—50,771.454 pounds.
South Carolina 15,35(5.949 pounds.
In 1921, it was stated, receipts in
Kentucky. Indiana, West Virginia
and Ohio were 120,000.000 pounds.
THE COTTON MARKET
Ojiened Unchanged to 1-4 of a Point
Lower With Near Months Relatively
New York, Feb. 19.—The cotton
market opened unchanged to 1-4 point
lower with near months relatively
firmer on continued covering by March
shorts for trade buying. It seemed,
however, that the advances of late last
week had eased the technical position
to some extent, and the later months
were easier under realizing or selling
for reaction which was promoted by
lower Liverpool tables than expected,
and reports of continued good weather
■in the South.
Cotton futures opened fairly steady.
March 25:40: May 28:75; July 28:30;
Oct. 25.82 : Dec. 25.50.
WANT FARM CREDITS BILL
TO GET CONSIDERATION
Drive Begun in Congress by Leaders
of the Farm Bloc.
Washington. D. (’.. Feb. 19. —A drive
was begun today by leaders of the
| farm bloc to force immediate consider
| ation of the agricultural credits legis
j la tion in the House.
Representative Dowell,'. Republican,
of lowa, began the movement by circu
lating a petition demanding that leg
islation pending before the banking
committee l>e brought out.
Hargis With Carolina Motor Club.
(By the Associated Press.>
Greensbord. N. C.. Feb. 19. —Richard
! R. Hargis has been appointed advertis
ing, and publicity manager of the
Carolina Motor Club, officials of the
organization announced tonight.
Mr. Ha rgis is a graduate of the
University of Georgia, where lie spe
cialized iu advertising and publicity.-
He will act its manager of the Carolina
Motorist, a monthly magazine publish
ed by the club and also will have
change of compiling a copyrighted
mileage table of Carolina highways,
including a historical tour of the
two states. 5
The annual jneeting of the club will
be held in Ma)', according to E. Stern
berger, who added that lie expects the
membership to number 2,500 at that
Among those who will attend the
convention will be George C. Delhi,
president of the American Automobile
Association, and M. C. Eld ridge, of
Washington, executive chairman.
The officers and board of directors
of the club will meet within the next
few weeks to decide the exact time
and* place for the mooting.
There will be a short entertainment
and box supper at Nussman school
house on Saturday night. February
24th. beginning at 7:30 o’clock. Ev- S
erybody is cordially invited.
PUBLISHED MONDAYS AND THURSDAYS
Mr. and Mrs. Lowe Testify
for Defense in Thomas Case
Testimony of Mr. and Mrs. Robert
I Lowe featured Saturday’s session of
I Ihe Thomas trial. The following is
I I be Salisbury Post’s story of the trial
There was another dramatic mo
ment in Rowan superior court here
today during the trial of O. G. (Red)
Thomas, Charlotte automobile sales
man, charged with the murder of Ar
thur Allen, Concord master plumber,
when Mrs. Robert Lowe, who was in
the car the ni”ht of the*homicide, with
tears in iter eys and half choking
between sobs, described the incident
corroborating Thomas’ evidence in de
tail and maintained innocence of any
improper relations ever having existed
between her and the defendant.
Mrs. Lowe was assisted t«» and from
the stand by her husband. Her testi
mony look n little less than an hour.
Mrs. Lowe, nervous and trembling,
relayed her story of the murder. She
liad-left a sick bed : n Nashville, Tenti.,
in order to testify, attorneys for the
defense stated. She was visibly weak.
She was closely followed by her hus
band to the stand. Mr. Lowe made a
good witness. He stated that lie
knew of the trips Mrs. Lowe, his wife,
had taken with Mr. Thomas and
others and stated that Mr. and Mrs.
Thomas, Mrs, Lowe and himself, were
“thi- best of friends."
In addition to the testimony of Mr.
and .Mrs. Lowe, the defense put on it
number of character witnesses and sev
eral other witnesses, of minor signili
entice, who gnve corroborative evidence.
Orphans in State Need
Greater Facilities Now
Present Institutions Are Doing Great Work, But They
Are Unable to Care for 6,400 Children Who Need Care
and Training.—Features of Some of Orphanages.
Raleigh, N. (\. Feb. 19 (By the As
sociated Press), —In the twenty-five
orphanages in North Carolina, *2,840
dependent children are being cared
for at present, according to a survey
of these particular institutions just !
completed and made public today by
the State Board of Charities and Pub-!
lie Welfare. The results, which have!
been tabulated, give a comprehensive
view of how the orphanages are meet
ing the problem of the dependent child
in tills state and form a basis of its-!
oimnendgtibns for improvements. |
These figures do not represent half
the uttmlrfT Os North Cfirtffina depend-j
out children, ‘officials state. Because
of lack of room, the orphanages are
forced to turn away yearly more chil
dren than they can admit. Estimates
from reiKuts filed with the depart
ment places-the total of the state’s de
pendent children at (5,000 "at the very
A visit to every orphanage recently
was made by Miss Mary G. Shotwell,
of the Bureau of Child Welfare, a part
of the State . Board ‘of Charities and
Public Welfare. The administration
and work of each was studied and a
full report written. To each superin
tendent. was sent a questionnaire deal
ing with five phases of institutional
management : administration, finances,
number of children received and dis
missed, education and physical care.
One thousand, five hundred and
eighty-one applications were received
by the institutions in North Carolina
last year, according to the survey,
while only 431 children were admit
ted. *Of the 331 children dismissed
from orphanages during this period.
"47 were graduated; 155 returned to
relatives; 31 placed in homes; 28 se
cured positions ; 21 entered -college:
27 ran away: 3 sent to Caswell Train
ing School: 2 died, and 17 were other
wise disposed of (no explanation of
their disposition having been made by
Os tlie 25)40 children now in orphan
ages of the state, 2805) were in school
last year, distributed from the first to
the eleventh grade. It was found
that there is "marked decrease” in
the number of children who are in
grades higher than the sixth. Six in
stitutions send their children to the
public schools in the community in
which they are located. Three send
their high school pupils to the city
schools and ttvo others receive salary
from the county for one or more teach
ers employed in the orphanage school.
The number of volumes in the libra
ries of the orphanages run* from fifty
in the small home up to three thous
and in the larger, making a total of
15,059 in all the institutions, with a
total of 120 magazines.
Seventeen of the twenty-five insti
tutions require a physical examination
of each child upon entrance; four
have a physical examination at regu
lar intervals and eight have regular
dental exaxnination. Only one orphan
age, according to the survey, employs
a director of physical education. A
total of 18 doctors, 14 dentists and 9
nurses to look after the health of the
children is shown. Only 20 of the 25
orphanages provide combs and brush
es ; 23 furnish tooth brushes; 18 tow
els and 20 washcloths.
“Mental tests have been made in on
ly one institution,” reads the state
ment. "These were given by Dr. Har
ry Wr Crane, psycho-pathologist of tlie
State Board of Charities and Public
Welfare. All children in this orghan
age, 315 in number, were divided into
groups of about 40 or 50 and given
group intelligence test. In all those
cases in yvhich the child did noticeably
poor work in this test and in which
their general conduct or. school rec
ords of the institution suggesting that
the individual was not adjusted, indi
vidual mental examinations were also
"As a result, it was found that 43 of
(.Concluded on page four.)
CONCORD, N. C„ MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 1923.
Today’s testimony- scored heavily
for the defense, the state being unable
to contradict the evidence presented
by. Hie defense's witnesses
Tlie court adjourned shortly after
noon hour. If will reconvene Monday
morning and resume the hearings.
The huge court, room was packed.
Early comers rushed to the front rows
to hear the proceedings. The aisles
were tilled with anxious spectator's.
Everyone listened eagerly. Mrs.
Lowe’s testimony and that of her hus
band was of a sensational character
Accompanying Mrs. Allen, the wife
of tlte deceased man. were her three
sons, tlie oldest being 7 years of age
and' tin' youngest 17 months. During
the hearings, tlie youpgest child, whom
she kept in her lap, 1 muttered expres
sions in Ids baby language at intervals.
She left the court room twice with
Thomas wore a dark blue suit and
a black overcot when lie entered the
court room shortly before-court opened
its morning Sessions. Mrs. Thomas
entered with a girl friend, Mrs. Al
len was also aeempanied by Mrs.
Meyers, a minister's wife from Con
Mrs. Lowe, a young woman around
thirty, wore a dark coat, a dark* blue
suit and a hat. Before going on the
s't’aml, site removed her hat.
Mr. Lowe, it traveling salesufan, is
heavy set, middle aged, partially bald,
(Concluded on page four.)
TWO IN KILLED IN
The Machine in Which They
Were Riding Was Struck
by A. C. LiiTrain Near
Goldsboro, N. (’., Feb. 19.—Two men
were instantly killed and another la
tally injured when an automobile in
which they were riding was struck
by an , Atlantic Coast Line passenger
train at a crossing on the outskirts
of this city about 10 o’clock last night.
The dead are James H. Register,
E. It. Pigford, and Herbert Suther
land, all of Clinton.
Sutherland was removed to a local
hospital-in an unconscious condition
and died about four hours after the
crash. The bodies of Register and
Pigford were horribly mangled. The
victims of the accident are said to
have been prominent citizens of Clin
An investigation will beheld as soon
as the engineer of the train can he
summoned to testify.
Are Being Held Now in This County.—
Every Toulnship to Participate.
The county school officers purpose
to hold a Sunday School Institute in
each township before April 1. Yes
terday afternoon they held an insti
tute at ML Olivet Church in No. 4
township. Lafct evening they held an
institute in Westford Church in No.
11 township. List Sunday a week
ago they held an institute in Gilead
Church in No. 5 township, and two
weeks ago in the Harrisburg Church
in No. 5) township. The institutes are
being well attended by appreciative
On next Sunday afternoon at 2:30
at Mount. Olive Church in No. (5 town
ship, these workers will hold an- in
stitute for townships. Nos. (5 and 7
jointly. The other townships of the
county will hold theirs in the month
of March. The organization, the real
work, and workings of Sunday schools
are being considered at these meet
ings. Hence the meetings are giving
a vital impetus and real development
to our Sunday schools.
LAST CHAPTER GRISSOM
TRAGEDY AT GREENSBORO
Druggist Who Was Drowned In
Florida is BuHed Sunday.
* Greensboro, Feb. 18.—The last
chapter ir> the Grissom tragedy was
written here this afternoon, v when
Hayatt A. Grissom, brought back
fi’om Florida., after 27 days in the
sluggish waters of Thomas Creek, 20
miles north of Jacksonville, was laid
to rest in Green Hill cemetery here.
The body, accomplished by his fai:h
fi| friend and business associate, L.
W. Jenkins, arrived late yesterday.
From the morning of January i 9,
when his automobile was found in
the creek, where it had plunged off a
road, bridgeless, a persistent search
was made of the stream and ths
I swamp on either side, lasting 10 days,
with a lavish use of dynamite, out
| the waters refused to disclose their
| secret until their own time, when on
'February 14 a farmer, making his
i semi-annual trip down Thonrns Creek
on a raft of logs found the body float
i ing on the surface.
Mr. Grissom was on his way back
to Greensboro from a short stay in
Florida when he ran mto the croek.
REVENUE BILL IT
BE PRESENTED TO
House Finance Committee
Working on Bill Now, and
It May Be Ready for Pres
entation by Tonight.
■ UP IN SENATE
Not Known What That
House Will Do With It, but
Opponents Say It Will Be
Defeated on the Floor.
Raleigh. N. C., Feb. 1!) (By the As
.sociated Press). —While the House
Finance Committee gathered here to
day for full consideration of the gen
eral revenue bill. Senators were pre
paring to receive the Milliken hill for
the regulation of secret orders from
the'comm it tee which is now consider
What the Senate will do to the Mil
likin bill no Senator will say, but the
House members who opposed that leg
islation express themselves by saying,
that the hill would not live long once
it came to the floor of the Senate. Pro
ponents of the measure, however, while
predicting possibly a sharp tight, de
clared there was no cause for fear,
and they said the hill would pass with
out further amendment in the form in
which it was sent to the upper body.
As finance committeemen settled to
the consideration of the tax measure
in the hope of being able to make a
favorable report tonight or tomorrow,
the sub-committee of the educational
group in the House Was preparing to!
conclude its hearing in connection
with Dr. F. C. Brooks, State Superin
tendent of Public Instruction, with a
view to being .able to report hack to
the full committee on education at
least by the middle of the week, or
perhaps sooner. Dr. Broqks. chief
framer of the ground work of the edu
cational hill, expressed satisfaction ov
er the proceedings thus far.
The House tonight will take up the
Bowie railroad bill under special or
der. and while the framers expect to
meet stiff opposition. Representative
Bowie announced that his amendment
to limit the amount of appropriation
which might be called for, to $10,000,-
000. had dispensed with the objections
ol‘ many members.
Road Bill for Cabarrus.
Raleigh,' Feb. 19. —Representative
John B. Sherril announced today that
hi' will introduce a road commission
bill for Cabarrus County at the night
session of the House of Represent:”
MAY VOTE ON CHILD
Resolution Providing for Submission
cf Question to Voters Favorably Re
Washington, Feb. 19. —Advocates of
a child labor constitutional amend
ment won the first stage of their tight
today when tlie Senate Judiciary Com
mittee ordered a favorable report on a
committee resolution providing for
submission- of such an amendment to
Proponents of the resolution, how
over, declared they would prevent this
Adoption by the 'Senate.
There was no record vote by the
committee in ordering the resolution
reported, which was a composite draft
embodying features of more than a
score of child labor resolutions which
the committee has been fighting .over
for weeks. .
The committee’s child labor amend
ment would provide:
"That Congress shall have power
concurrent with the several states, tb
limit or prohibit the labor of persons
under the age of IS years.”
Want Forsyth Separate Judicial Dis
Winston-Salem, Feb. 19.—The For
syth County Bar Association has
adopted and forwarded to the North
1 Carolina General Assembly in Raleigh.
| a set of resolutions requesting legis-
I lotion which would make' county
1 a separate judicial district. The con
gested condition of the district court
calendar was given as one of the
chief reasons for the separate dis
trict. ' ,
With Our Advertisers.
! How they may better serve the i>eo
ple of the community is the constant
study of the officers of tlie Citizens
Bank and Trust Company.
A most interesting display of beau-
I tiftil dining room, bed room and living
, room fumturel at the Bell & Harris
! Furniture Store. j .
Gave Friend Drink and
is Held For His Death
Richmond. Va., Feb. 154—Roland L.
Andrews was being held without bond
today while police authorities com
pleted an investigation into the death
Saturday night of James A. Newton,
who. detectives charged, died after
dfinking wirskey containing a large
quantity of poison. An autopsy will
be performed on the body today by
Coroner James Whitfield.
According to the authorities. An
drews had admitted that he and E. W.
\FW SCIENTIFIC M AY
TO FIGHT BOLL WEEVIL
Will Tie Discussed at to
Be Held in Atlanta This Week.
Atlanta, Ga., Feb. 19.—New idea’s
in scientific destruction of tlie boll
weevil, as well as definite plans for
concerted action by alt the interests
involved in the American cotton m
lustry, are expected to result from the
VaLpnal Cotton Conference which
vill meet in Atlanta on Tues.day v and
Wednesday, for which a large attend
ance is expected.
The possibility of using poison gaj
n destroying the weevil will be dis
cussed by ;D. B. Bradner, cnief
chemist of the government Chemiea
Warfare Service and experiments in
the use of X-rays as a sterilizing
agent in preventing propagation of
the insects will be described by Dr.
M chael I. Puoin, one of the nation's
Lcrcmftsr electrical scientists and a
member of the faculty <>f Columbia
University of N?w York. Other dis
tinguished scientists who will speak
at the conference are Hudson Maxim,
who wil! v discuss the importance of
scientific coordination of effort in the
warfare upon the weevil, and Dr.
Miller R;ese Hutchison for many
years chief engineer for Thomas A.
Edison and now managing director of
the National Campaign for 801 l
[The Atlanta conference will be
unique in that it will assemble in this
city the m=n who have done pioneer
work in the search for a Loll weevil
destruction agent and many leaders
in the various branches of the cot
ton industry who arc anxious to find
more effective means of combatting
thiv menace to the cotton industry.
The federal Department of Agricul
ture will be represented at the con
ference by Dr. L. 0. Howard, chief
entomologist; Dr. W. D. Hunter, m
-charge of Southern field crop investi
gations, and Dr. B. R. Coad. head of
.the government laboratory at Tal’.u
lah. La., who developed the use of
calcium arsenate as a weevil poison.
The jeotton manufacturing interests
will be represented on the program by
C. E. Hu.tchison, of Mt. Holly, N. G.,
president of the American Cotton
Manufacturers Association. and
Robert (’.< Amory, of Boston, president
of the National Cotton Manufacturers
Ex-Governor R. I. Manning, of
South Carolina, wil. represent the cot
ton planters and Grorge AY. Shutt of
New York, president-of the New York
Cotton Exchange will speak as the
representative of ■-ihe dealers in cot
ton. The national aspects of the boll
; wesvil problem will be 'presented ny
former "Senator Hoke Smith of
Georia, and Senator N. B. Diat, of
■South Carolina. , :
Qtb&£ speakers listed on |ke un-j
: feronce program are J. ,S'. AVanna
maker, president of the Anri mean
Cotton - Association: J. J. Brown,
Georg a Commissioner of Agriculture;
David R. Coker, cf Hartsville, S. C.;
Howard AV. Arribruster and Bradley
Stoughton, of New York, internation
ally recognized engineer who will dis
cuss the calcium ars?nate shortage;
George D. Smith. Associate
ologist of the Florida State P ant
Board, who developed the “Florida
Method’* of fighting the boll weevil?
Eugene R. Black,- president of the
Atlanta Trust Company, and Frank H.
Barrett, prominent cotton factor of
The conference will convene’ Tues
day morning at 10 o’clock in the At
lanta Baptist Tabernacle, which has a
seating capacity of more than three
thousand. The Atlanta Chamber of
Commerce and the Atlanta Conven
tion Bureau will cooperate in the en
tertainment of the large number of
delegates who are expected to be
AT THOMAS TRIAL
Seventeen Introduced During Day.—
Trial Will Continue All Week.
Salisbury, Feb. 19—Seventeen wit
nesses. most of whom testitml to the
character of the defendant, followed
each other in rapid succession on tlie
stand at the opening of the fifth day
iof the trial of O. G. Thomas, here
today. ~ The Charlotte automobile
salesman, who is charged with the
murder of Arthur J. Allen, a master
plumer of Concord, was not expected
to know his fate until the latter part
of the week, as the state is under
stood to have much rebuttal testi
mony. i i
Proponents of Shipping Bill Lost Point
'Washington. Feb. 10. —Proponents
of *the administration shipping lull
lost a strategic battle today, the Sen
ate voting 44 to 42 not to table a mo
tion by Senator Ladd, republican, of
North Dakota, to lay aside the ship
ping legislation and take up the filled
British Give French Railway Line.
Cologne, Feb. 19 ( By <the Associated
Press). —The British today turned ov
er a six-kilometer strip on the west
end of their zone, so as to give the
French and Belgians complete control
of the double track railroad line from
Duesseldorf, si short strip of which
ian through the British area. _
Gordon, a farmer of Glen Allen, gave
Newton some "bottled in. bond” whis
key Saturday afternoon. ' Soon after
ward he went ’nto convulsions and
died. Andrews .and Gordon were
questioned, after which the latter was
Andrews, a former business associ
ate of the dead man, is flaid by detec
tives to be the beneficiary under a
$15,000 life insurance policy carried
S2.QO a Year, Strictly in Advance.
NEAR EAST AH IF
STARTS NEXT WEEK
Rev. J. Frank Armstrong,
Local Chairman, Says Ev
erything is Now Ready for
QUOTA THIS YEAR
SAME AS BEFORE
County Will Be Asked to
Raise $3,200. —Chairman
Feels Certain Local Quota
Will Be Easily Raised.
Cabarrus county’s campaign for flie
Near East Relief will be held from
February 25 to March 1 and will start
next Sunday with speakers who have
been through the horrors of Turkish
misrule over Christians in the Near
East addressing local churchgoers, it
was announced today by Rev. .1. Frank
Armstrong, county chairman.
Recent events in Asia Minor, and
particularly the horrible massiUTe at
Smyrna, have awakened renewed in
terest in the sense of this great hu
manitarian organization which has
saved over a million people from
death by starvation in the last four
years. It has caused the people of
America to realize that these unfor
tunate Christian martyrs are not beg
gars who are allowing America to
feed them, but loyal Christian people
whose every move to rehabilitate them
selves is frustrated' by their stronger
Mr. Armstrong is issuing an urgent.
appeal for funds this week. These
should he handed to him or to Mr.
L. 1). Coltrane, treasurer. He has the
active support of practically d.ery
minister in the county, lie points out
that for every $5 sent in, the life of
one orphan of a Christian martyr or
Armenian war hero will he saved for
a month, so efficient is the work of
the Near East Relief.
Cabarrus county's quota is $3,240,
the same as last year in spite of the
tremendously increased jhkhl as the re
sult of over 800,000 people being driv
en from their hOmes as a result of
the massacre at Smyrna. Those
pit* are now In Thrace, destitute and
without food or clothing, except what
the Near East Relief is able to pro
The amount of the quota will pro
vide for the fiftyrfour little children
assigned to the county's sacred care
and who are being built into the new
Armenian nation by the American
people* through the Near East relief.
North Carolina is taking care of .‘1,334
of these tots and for this reason rais
es .$200,000 annually. Josephus Dan
iels is Honorary State Chairman and
Col. George 11. Bellamy of Wilming
ton is State chairman for this work.
The children sire the paramount,
consideration of the Near East re
lief. However, sill funds raised over
the county’« quota, or over the state's
cpiota this year, will he used to help
feed the refugees from the Smyrna
Chairman Johnson Says Members of
Bar in New York City Have Great
Washington, Feb. 10.—Charges
that a clique of lawyers of New York
City buy and sell the influence of
Senators anti Representatives with
out their knowledge was. made today
before the House rules committee by
Chairman Johnson, of the House im
migration committee, t
“There is in New York-City,” said
Mr. Johnson, 'a place absolutely
known as the den of forty thieves, a
building full of lawyers who make a
living representing to persons that for
a stated sum they can obtain the in
fluence of members of Congress.
“I know of one case where friends
of an immigrant were told that for
.SI,OOO the influence of a certain mem
ber of t.he House could he had to get
the immigrant into the country under
bond. I know that the member of the
House has not tht* knowledge of this
matter. These lawyers got the money
and got the man in under bond 'with
out ever going near the representatives
whose influence' they claimed They
“Why hasn’t that case been pros**-
cuted?” asked Chairman Campbell.
"It will be prosecuted,” replied Mr.
Johnson, "just as soon as possible.” |
"It should have been prosecuted
without delay,” declared Mr. Camp
FORI) PROPOSAL FIGHT
IS AGAIN RENEWED
Effort is- Being Made to Get Action
on Proposal at Present Session of
Washington, Feb. 10.-—The fight for
action by the Hous% at this s«»ssion of
Congress on Henry Ford’s offer for
Muscle Shoals was renewed today be
fore the rules <*ommittee with Chair
man Campbell reiterating Ids opposi
tion on the ground that Mr. Ford had
j statss*he would not accept the propo-
I sition contained in the bill reported
by the military committee.-'
Seven Cent Street Car Fare Tomorrow.
Beginning on Tuesday, February
! 20th, the car faro on the street cars
in Concord, operated by the North
Carolina Public Service Comi»a«y, will
reduced to 7 cents.