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Taking of Testimony in
Thomas Case Concluded
I ,4 W itness Was Heard
hiring Wednesday After
joorTs Session of Rowan
:■ iperior Court.
n ; WILLIAMS
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j o hn J. Parker Spoke This
Morning for Defense.—
Case May Go to the Jury
Y Sometime Tomorrow.
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fi _ .if testimony in (he set- ,
i ~f (i G. ( Red» Thomas, in j
Superior ( unit, was rourlud
•>fc;-<!:iy afternoon. after about
, v,T:i)*ha o been heard.
■ 11 iC»i 11 s wore immediately start-!
f,v i iiinisol. 11. S. Williams, of this J
j.;:ikhi£ the first speech for the J
y• • j
\!i \Yillioms. who math* one of tho j
si r j. t i,,nt'fnl arguments delivar«*d at:
trial of Thomas hero last j
, ■ i.ukr for about an hour and for
f ji.ifiut' -1 ' vcsterday and la* was lie
.• ..it t’.itulau d today by persons
i ii.t.ji ,l iijut. nil tin* excellent and
~! arguments he presented. .
’ .lohii .i Parker s>> this morning,
h* i tin* t:r"l of the defense's at
• t:.rii« \ - In Speak.
,p ;> i Lii\\ lotitr tin* arguments will
continue, is net known here. Then*
if. lawyers in the ease, but
II , ( j ihcin are not expivted to be
I 'f. I!;irts*‘ll. of this oil’’ will
-aimke the rinsing argument for the
The following is The Salisbury
1 st*s <tory us the Thomas trial Wed
j' I'ontradY.riiig tk<* testimony of xev
,; || ~f |in* state's star witnesses Mrs.
, : rrie Kimball, young married wo
,,f ('(iji(-ii’rd, declared on the stand,
iiiii- morning that she was in the ear
; ',v iii Ait lit' !* Alien on the niglil of Oc
lii.ii. i-«iff.. PCI. shortly before the
* .! 111 ..tuiir enurred. Her testimony
i,.itiji'i I tlie morning session of the)
cv nth dav ol tlie trial of O. G. (licit) \
Thomi!- charged.'with murder in eon- 1
i.irtidii with the death »Ts Arthur Al
.. ton it
Stan*-witnesses, who had preceded i
*vf Klmhail on the stand, had testi-1
,in a fi.;:r tii* y had seen Mrs. U«4u*rt J
l.owe in the ear with Arthur Alien!
few minutes before the killing. This •
i.ioniing's testimony was put. on tin
lfimt tfiks evidence. ; I
\ mG-hing the sensational was the j
lev*i tJim• i,y of Rev. D. 1\ Grout, Metli-j
'■<l " n.-irtisu-f. formerly of Kannapo-!
!k Asiled t i describe the character j
f*f T !i l av. ing. one of the state’s j
' . a- he said it was “lead." j
-Why do y.-u say it is had?” he was j
I <ay it because there was so much !
•a i:iki:.g. shooting and cursing in his j
I*l n of !i-:<iiu_s> which was near tin*
—i*ti *of tin* shooting. I don’t think,
a man of g >od character would harbor
tfrci." I*. Drum. H. G.
'h’a-iPi und Mrs. 11. G. Surth, also •
<n 'i-ritH"! las character as bad.
liiuueilifltc'y, upon tin* reconvening!
1 "in t this morning. Judge Webb. ;
t 1""i ig a discourse of somoniengtli ■
by i ii|i->-ing counsel, ruled that certain:
• vi,leu,-. t< nding to slum- that Mrs. |
I w..* :md Alloa had been together at!
*• rrain places. was inadmissable. 1
I is decision was held over during!
, Atthrucy AViHiams. for the state.'
• .in*.i tiiat Alien had been lured
m Ma* ><*‘lo* and shot in cold blooded J
J- •!. Parker, for the defense. !
mail;!.:h,**d the question for the de
hiis,* and won his p» : nt, citing several'!
,;i -s •' alifig with the point and also j
\hi; remarks with a brief argil- i
•’'TP l I
Mrs. JI\ imball’s testimony was all of 1
-a st*ns:|if!ua| character.. She was on
b' over an hour and a half and
" i- put through a stiff cross exami-I
iiiti"ii |»y A.tt(unev Hartsell for the
* s li ( * adniitt<*d that she and her hus
-1 v re not living together now.
k i\:i- also revealed, during the course
•r-test that she had a pt»lice
' id in Concord.
i ,- X[l 's. Kimball testified that on the
J' i ~ 1 ‘ ! °f the slaying of. Allen, that he
' '• Lad come by for her and had
her near the Cabarrus Mill
“ die wanted to see P. M. Man-
T’ 1 '! 1 ! ' ! ative to a loan of .S6OO slie
j 'h* to him sometime previously.
Slid g<>r out of the car near
the shoot ling occurred, some
►11 I r. told Allen to go on and ask
1 fid: ngiim if lie could meet her
* | *r where should she go.
' N '• •> after Allen had gone, she
’ s!i *- was accosted by two persons,
dad her vvliat she was doing
‘"'•I die told one it was none of
,l ‘' s ' and tlie other she didn’t
1,1,1 instead pulled her coat
hj‘ r head and walked into a
} She said she went
1 hi the corn field so as not to
by persons who were stand 1
'• porrjh of Lawing's store.
Jntigum about 10 minutes later
’«> tin* ear with Allen, she
'b'ir left them there, stating
had sonic other business to
M. l |°hl the court.
K lnhjalrsaid sue didn't find out
"iaving of Allen until about
. ( ; ’ v h»ng did they have you in
, *ll *ordV
i, ! , was never in jail in my life.
C >i ' l - v °n give bond and skip?
■ d-outinned on rage Three.)
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, I>H. ROWLAND SPEAKS TONIGHT-!
; Richmond Editor (o Deliver Address
At Forest Hill Methodist Church, j
| As announced\ in the week, I»r.!
J. M. Howland. \ noted minister, editor; '
I author and w<i*ld traveler, will de
i liver nn addrest in Forest IFill Aletl * ■
jotlist Ghmch tonight at 7:iio o’clock. I
iLVr. Howland's isubjed will be -My!
j Travels in P.ibl \ Lands." Tin* speak- 1
I ( >' * : entireh taViiliar with the-lands j
‘ *,t- Hibie history, as he has made two’
extended visits to iln- e lands v.iihin'
■the past few years.
'the people who hear the distin- j
j gu!sh«*d spea'ker tonight will enjoy an j
1 hour of rare entertainment and solid!
1 helpfulness. * i
| Added attractions will he several]
musical numbers by the Forest Itiii)
! Orchestra, and some selections by Dr. j
! Dr. S. K. Kmurian. a native Armen-j
jian now an eminent inistsr oi' Nor-*
folk. \'a. .
I>r. Einurian is a iMH-uliarly gifted!
1 man. He is an accomplished musi-i
j com with a voice of surpassing range;
ELECTION OFFICIAL IS
( HAKOED WITH MIRHER
; Walter Fisher Went on Trial Tiday
at Sylva for the Killing of George
Davis Last Fall.
Sylva. X. ('.. Feb. 22.—Walter Fish- •
er. deimxrratic election official at Sylva. *
on Last November 7th, who in a quar- |
l’.el at the polls is alleged to have shot ]
and killid George Davis, merchant)
lumberman, of barbers Creek town-1
ship, ami a |e iding politician in that ■
district goes on trial for life this nf-l
termnai in Jackson county Superior !
Solicitor Gjover .Davis is asking a
verdict ol' murder in the first degree.
Fisher's said they .will en
ter a plea of self-defense.
A motion laje yesterday for <f,n
tinuance to the next tfcrm of court was
denltd by Judge Lane.
OPENS IN CHARLOTTE
Welcoming Address and Organization
Details Before Opening Session To
j Charlotte, N. ('.. Feb.
1 ing addresses ami organization de-
I tails took up the gresitor part of tlie
'opening session lier Cs. today of the [
I Laymen's Movement region confer- j
1 once of ti,e iSourhern Presbyterian !
! Church,., Du** of the features of the*
i program was the address on "The']
Central Task of the Church," by the
llev. Wade C. Smith, of Greensboro. !
i \Vomen's parallel im*eting was he- J
I ing held separately during the day. I
but tin* meetings will he in joint ses
|si on tonight an,L again tomororw.
Telephone Calls Average 176 at Person.
i Chicago. Feb. 22 (By the Associat
i 0,l Press).—lf every man, woman and
j child in the I'nited States did his
] share of talking over the telephone j
t last year, each would be entitled to
] 176 completed calls, according to fig
ures coin piled by the Illinois Comniit
, tot* on Public Ctilify information.
The committee reports twenty bil
lion telephone conversations in 11)22
l over the 14 600.000 telephones then in
■ use. To handle the business 606.000
persons were employed by the 66.100
, telephone companies and, the com
i mittee impressively adds, the 29,701,-
: (HK) miles of wire used would encircle!
] the glove 1,183 times at the equator.
; In other words there is enough of the
] wire to run sixty-two double ware tel
ephone circuits from the earth to the
j uioon,_nt its mean distance from the
! earth, and still have 90,000 miles or
so left over for other purposes.
Since Dr. Alexander Graham Bell
1 invented the telephone in 1870 the in
dustry, had grown with such amazing
[speed, that the United States with
'I only a sixteenth of the world's popu
lation. now possesses two-thirds of all
j tin* telephones iu use.
The 16.000.000 telephone poles in
use, says the statistician, would build j
a railroad trestle thirty feet high!
from Chicago to Buenos Aires, while
I the additions ‘ and replacements each
j year would oaryy a telephone line twn-
I thirds the way around the earth.
In 1900, he reports, there” was one
i telephone for every 90 persons; in
1906 one for each 64; in 1910 one to
leach 16; in 1916 one to each 11. and
! in 1921 one to each eight.
Next to Americans the people of j
! Denmark are the most telephonically j
' talkative on earth. In 1920, when j
Americans averaged 160 conversa
tions per annum for each man, woman
and child, the Danes were second with
118. Norway sind Sweden were third
and fourth, both averaging above 100
conversations per inhabitant. The
best the Germans, in fifth place could
do. was 62. The Netherlands and
Australia were between 40 anti .*O.
Switzerland averaged 60: Great Brit
ain 20, France 12: Belgium ten aud
; i Italy eight.
The investment in telephone prop
erties in tin* United States totals sl,-
Soldiers Mjay Get Debt Money.
> Washington, Feb. 22.
Mellon was quoted today in tlie House
by Chairman Fordney, of the Ways
• and Means committee, as statingMhat
L lie had no objection to the use of the
r j money received from the foreign debt
[! settlements for the payment of a sol
j diet s' Itonus after the money was in
House Accepts Senate Amemtments
Washington, Feb. 22. —The last ac
-1 timt necessary to Congress approval of
i the British debt settlement agreement
' j was taken today by the House which
without a roll call accept:d the senate
changes to the bil amending the alli-xi
debt fund.ng act.
PUBLISHED MOND AyS AND THURS DA Y S
GEORGE PETTI IIS
,1 j V
Defeated Candidate for Sen
ate From Texas Says His
Opponent Has No Right
to senate Place.
WAS VERY ACTIVE
In the Campaign, and Also
Charges Excessive and Il
legal Expenditure of Mon-
Washington. Feb. 22 (By (lie Asso
ciated Press). —Sweeping charges
against the Ku Klux K!an and its of
ficers were made today in papers til
ed with the Senate, challenging the
right of Earle B. Mayfield to Lis seat
iu the next Congress as a Senator
from Texas. *
The election contest and its accom
panying charges wera lik'd by Geo. E.
B. Poddy, who ran f/r Senate last No
vember in Texas as a republican ami
independent democrat, and who accos
t'd Mr. Mayfield during a bitter cam
paign with being the candidate of the
Klan as well as ol* the regular demo
Excessive and illegal expenditure's
of money by the Mayfield forces,
frit mis in counting the ballots, and
other irregularities were charged in
the contest petition which asked for a
recount. It was contended that Mr.
Poddy actually was elected, but in
tin' event the Senate does not so de
cide it was asked in the petition that
Mr. Mayfield nevertheless ’ barred
from taking bis seat.
The Ku Klux Klan was charged in
the petition with concealing its real
designs! under a cloak ot' patriotic
prehensions m order to hide plans to
"subject the government of the con
stitution to tin* 'invisible empire.’"
and with.conspiracy to evade, violate
and defeat the Federal and state laws.
Ir was further charged that the organ
ization had attempted "prostitution of
the Uhristian religion’’ .‘tad had resort -
;xl to use of "brute ioj*cq.< intimida
tion amt "i.nnuuni ami lawless prac
MELLON WON’T GIVE
OFT LIQUOR REPORT
Secretary cf the Treasury Declines to
Abide by Wish of Houve on Embas
Washington, Feb. 21. —Secretary
Mellon declined today to furnish to
tlie House of Representatives informa
tion as to the amounts of intoxicating
liquors imported by foreign embas
sies and legations in Washington
since the prohibition amendment !*•-
came effective on January 20, 1920.
Tin; information was asked for in
a resoluttion aVlopted by the Housi*
last Friday after tin* treasury secre
tary had refused to give similar <1 ita
to the house judiciary committee. r nie
resolution was introduced by Repre
sentative Cram ton. republican, Micli
iban, a “dry” leader, who told the
House that publication of the data
would furn'sh one remedy for
“leakage” of embassy liquor charged
by the Washington police after raids
in several fashionable apartment
“In view of the principles appli
cable to international intercourse,”
said Mr. Mellon’s letter to Speaeker
Gil left, “and the existing immunity to
which diplomatic representatives of
foreign governments are entitled under
international law and other statutes.
I am not in a position to trasmit this
’’nfonnation to the House of Repre
sentatives for the reason that it would
be incompatible with the* public inter
est to furnish it.”
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR
H. E. NORRIS TOMORROW
Prominent Raleigh Man Will Be Bur
ied There Tomorrow at 3 p. m.
Raleigh, Feb. *22.—Funeral services
for Herbert E. Nofris, who retired
from solieitorship of the seventh dis
trict last month, after 12 years of ser
vice in the office, and who died at a
local hospital late yesterday, will be
held at 6 p. m.' tomorrow in the First
Baptist Church here.
The deceased was 64 years old. His
widow and one son survive.
State Home Economics Meeting.
Greensboro, N. Feb. 22. —Ar-
rangements are being made here for
tlie annual meeting of the State Home
j Economics Association to be held dur
ing March, the exact dates to be fix
fed later, it was announced today. Dr.
1 H. C. Sherman, an authority on nutri
tion, is expected to Ik* the chief speak-
I er of the convention.
The state association is composed
:of teachers, institutidnal workers,
! demonstration and home makers, and
is a part of the National Home Eco
nomies Association. The organiza
tion in North UaroFna is now conduct
; ing a membership campaign,
i Miss Katherine Moran, assistant
supervisor of home economies eduea
! tion in the state and publicity ehair
; man of the association, is urging eliair
' men of home economics departments
of Women's Flubs to attend the con
vention in Greensboro. s
Follow the thrift example set by
George Washington by depositing regu
larly with the Citizens Bank and
CONCORD, N. C, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1923.
New York, Feb. 22. service
1 nini began today; drawing in the;
strings of a nationwide net, that they’
expect will enmesh ! 1,900 members of
an international qonntorfoiting con
spiracy that they believe lias its ten
tacles gripped on every important city
of tlie country. TTYe ring is believed
to have manufncfurKl and distributed !
between one and ten million dollars
. worth of bogus bills and spurious
Arrests all over the country with'
raids centering in . Chicago, Detroit.
Fan Francisco and Other big cities,
were forecast today by those federal]
officers who hist night, completed the
jailing of ('*4 allego«I. counterfeiters in
. the metropolitan district. Deprived
'of its brains, the sfttnths believe the
organization to be incapacitated.
While secret service men are tramp
ing the trail they' hit upon eight
months ago in Detroit, the police of
several countries wiif be hunting tin*
members of the hand which extended
its operations over nations, with
amoving cleverness/* Tlie haunta of
its principal are known, so
the secret service meg) say.
; Twenty-one of til use arrested 'were
held in the Tomb» * in bail ranging
from $2,600 to ten tlfces that amount,
and two others wer<s,held in Newark,
r AdTjttton to IWiet
TO THE BROWN MILL
Seventy-Five Foot Addition, Two Stor
ies High, Will Be Erected at Mil in
Further improvements and additions
to the Johnston chain of mills locat
ed in this city, were announced today
when the management of the Brown
Mill stated that it would erect in the
immediate future a 75-foot, two story
addition to its present mill. The con
tract for the work was awarded to
Brown & Harry, of Gastonia.
The new addition will house a mod
ern dye plant which the mill will in
stall when the new structure is com
Several days ago tlie management
of the Norcoft mill, sister, mill of the
Brown, announced the'awarding of a
contract for a three-story addition.
Work on this structure has already
begun. • 1
Recently the Brown Mill erected 21
additional mill houses for its em
ployes, and the Noreott management
announces tlnvt it will erect eight ad
ditional homes, the work to be started
and completed at once.
I H. E. NORRIS DIES AT
HIS HOME IN RALEIGH
Retired Solicitor of Seventh District
Raleigh, Feb. 21. —Herbert Edmund
Norris, retired solicitor of the seventh
district, died in Rex hospital this af
ternoon following an illness which
took him from bis last December court
when he left the office which he had
filled 12 years.
Notwithstanding the general knowl
edge of his declining health, the pow
erful frame of the victim was expect
ed to pull him through. He was 66
years jold in November, but ho had
the vigor of one 25 years Ills junior.
Promises Surprise Then Tries Suicide.
Lorain, Ohio, Feb. 21.—Despondent
over the tragic death of h.’s sweet-1
heart, Stella Chapman, 19, killed in a
railroad accident at Vermillion, near
here February 2, Roy Baker, 21, steel |
worker, attempted suicide early today
at his home hero by sending a bullet
through his body.
He is in a l ocal hospital here with !
slight chance of recovery.
Baker committed the act In the
midst of 24 of his friends summoned
to his home last night as guests at
his party. Promising his friends a
“big surprise” he took pictures of his
dead sweetheart from his pocket and
after draping them oil'a buffet he
pulled a gun from liis pocket and sh >t
Want Home Economics Class Rooms.
Raleigh, N. (\, Feb. 22.—The state
department of vocational education to
day announced it would co-operate
with architects in the planning and
constructing of new" school buildings
in the state in order to insure proper
home economics class rooms.
Offiicials of the department already
have furnished a large number of
blue prints of home economics class
rooms to architects and will continue
* Dr. Bernes, the premier of Cezcho-
Slovakia. is one of the youngest pre
miers in Europe, having recently cele
t brated his thirty-seventh birthday.
National Capital Pays
Respect to Washington !
idly tin- A*Noeiate«l Presto s
Washington, Felt. 22. —Federal gov
ernment activities in all branches with !
the exception of wore sus- j
pended today for the observance of |
Washington's birthday. Both the Sen-j
ate and House remained at .their task i
of cleaning up the legislative jam be- *'
fore adjournment qf the session on t
March 4th. rfr*.
The’official < , oleif:ition of the day
here centered in k*romoni.es at the
Washington motmnjpftf at which the
Governors of all sfrtiQS had been in- j
vited i«.» listen in py radio. Laying
rr ——: ———
Counterfeiters" Plot is ’ I
Discovered in Country !
Already Federal Agents in All Parts of the Country Have
Arrested 64 Alleged Violators of This Law, and Other
Arrests Are Expected Soon.
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t of wreaths at the base of the memorial '
|by Secretary Weeks and other high j
j govormiK nt offieals, as well a4 rep-!
j resentatives of of a number of pa-j
i triotie organizations, and the paying.
I of military honors to tlie memory pf I
I the first President marked the
' menial program tit the monument. j
Senator Short ridge, of California, j
was the principal speaker on the!
program of exercises arranged by th *
local chapter of ltaughters ol' the Rev
jolution at Continental Memorial Hall
with other societies participating.
SENIOR CLASS GIRLS ARE
GUESTS OF ROTARY CLUB ]
Young Ladies Were Present in Large
Numbers and Put On Attractive 1
Following its announced program sos
devoting t-lic* greater part of its tal
ent and time to the youngsters <U‘ the ■
city, the Rotary (Tub at its weekly j
meeting yesterday at the Y' entertain- 1
ed the young ladies of the senior class
at the High School. There are 65
girls in the class and 61 were present •
at the meeting.
Tom Webb was in charge of the j
program, and with the assistance of
the honor guests. He put on a fine [
program. Most of the time was given ;
over to entertaining the visitors who |
were given a generous share of the
Tom also read a lipe paper on .
“What Rotary Is and Is Not.” The!
render copied some of tin’s address. ]
which was deliveml recently in. Phil-1
adelphia by Stewart McFarland, past
president of the Philadelphia Rotary
Club, from the radio address, and later
secured tin* entire address.
Prof. Hinton McLeod, principal <*f
the Iliglr School, operie*’ the 'Ts pro-!
gram. He explained briefly what the
teachers are trying to do with the
students in the school, pointing out;
that the pupils are being taught thai,
honesty is essential in school as well 1
as in business and that it is as bad
to play truant while ti student as it
is to be a vagrant later in life.
Mary Elizabeth Blaokwelder thank
ed tin' club for its invitation to the
girls, and she won a place in the heart
of each club member. She also thank
ed tlie club for its general interest/in
the youngsters of the city, paying es
pecial attention to the visits of the
Rotarians at the chapel exercises at
rhe school and the donation ol‘ a cup
to the championship girls’ basketball
team of the school. A musical selec
tion by five girls followed, after'
which Mary Hidenhour‘delighted her
hearers with <*i humorous reading. A
talk by Leorc Long followed and the
program was concluded with the sing
ing of parodies on different club mem
Among the visitors* were Joe Robert
son, of the Salisbury Club, Rosey
O'Grady, of the Charlotte Club, and
Dr. Green, of Star, forinerly connected
with the La fir a Sunderland School
During the meeting the members
were given an invitation to hoar
"Buck” Perrin, of Spartanburg, who j
will open the “Win a Chum” cam
paign with tin address at the Y Sun- j
day afternoon at 3:60. All men in
the city are invited to meet with the
boys of the city at tlie meeting.
Dr. Bamhariit at Forest Hill Friday
A telegram from Dr. J. 11. Barn-j
hardt. of Greensboro, N. (’., makes,
certain that he will be in Concord on j
Friday night( tomorrow) for an ad
dress at Forest Hill Methodist Church !
on "The Place of the Church in the!
Dr. Barnhardt, a native of this;
county, is one of the leading preach
ers of North Carolina, at present the
pastor of West Market Street Church
in the Gate City.
The public is invited to hear Dr. j
Barnhardt on (his timely topic.
Man Who Sent Fi r st Cablegram is
Port Chester, N. Y., Feb. 21. —Cap- 1
tain Robert H. Smith, who sent the
first cablegram across the Atlant.e, in 1
1860, for Syrtts W. Fif/d, who lain the j
cabl<* died today at* his home here, at
the age of 82. During the civil war
Contain Smith.-as a military telegraph
officer, served for a time as a personal
telegrapher for President Lincoln. He
worked as a boy with Thomas a.
Ed son in Boston, For Many years
Captain Smith was chief operator for
the Western Union.
Helicopter In Air Over Two Minutes.
Dayton, Ohio, Feb. 21.—Thomas A.
Edison, world famous inventor and
electrical wizard, may aid Dr. George
Drßothezat. builder of a helicopter,
wit ch during an experimental flight
toway at McCook field, remained in
the air two minutes and 45 seconds
and rose to a height of 15 feet, a
world’s record for this type of
Mrs. Jno. M. Cook. Field Secretary
of the Woman's Missionary Society of
the North Carolina Synod, will be at
Lutheran Church, in No. 4
township, next Sunday morning at 11
o’clock in the interest of the mission
FOR SOCIETY FOLK
Los Angeles Story Says Wife
of Dead Engineer Has Ad
mitted That Her Husband
1 TO GET SLAYER
Police State They Found in
Dead Man’s Clothes Names
of 200 People and Record
of His Sales.
Los Angeles, Feb. 22.—Federal pro
hibition agents today joined the po
lice in the search for the slayers of j
Earle Remington, electrical engineer.!
shot down in his own yard a week |
Their entry ‘came, after a declara
tion by the police* that tlie widow,,
Mrs. Va Lola Remington had told
them tin* dead man was a “society)
bootlegger", and after tin* police* bad
found, questioned and temporarily re*- !
leased a man who admitted having
operated three stills for the* enginee*r. j
The* pTilie-e also said they had local-'
t*d a large* eiuantity of liquor said tot
have been in Remington's possession.]
but the chief interest of (lie* Feele*ral j
officers was believed to rest,in the po-!
lice* statement that one of Remington's !
notebooks cemtaining 2tK) names and j
records of sales had come into their j
I Lav us said that although the liquor;
in question was elistilleel by an ama-1
teur, it was sold by persons in high j
business and society circles of Los
The police questioned several men
whose names appeared in Remington’s)
notebook and stated they, obtained
admissions of purchasing liquor from
the engineer. I
' . i
GRISSOM WILL PROVIDES
FOR EDUCATION OF SOX
Elat Provides That Expenditure Shall j
Be Oelv For Studying ja Protestant •
Institutions. , !
1 Gr/efisboro. ‘Feb"? 2-i«VTfec w-jM .-of,-;
Hyatt A. Grissom, druggist of th s
city, d: owned in Floridaj on January
18, provides that not one cent of his
estate be used for ' the education of
h.s son in any but Protestant institu
tions. A codicil to the w ll specifica ly
provides t,liat no money be' exp-mied
in Catholic institutions for th' educa
tion of his son.
Terms of the will became known
with a filing of the document, for pro
bate in the office of the clerk ot court
of Gu lford county.
'Mr. Grissom leaves bis estate in
trust for liis widow and child, a
bank, acting as trust officer and ex
ecutor. to manage the-estate and. nay
the income to the two. When the Doy
becomes 25 the eskvte sh-ll be divided
between the two, un ess 'Mrs. Grissom
remarries, in which case the son gets
all. The value of the estate, while not
'•et est mated by the executor, ,is
known to* be considerable.
Mr. Grisson was drowned when he
drove his automobiTe into Thomas ;
cre**k. 20 miles north cf
The body remained in. the water 27
daw. until it was found.
BIM AX VISITOR IX
W. 11 Make Address Tonight In Tarboro
Under) Auspices of Kiwanis t kiß.
Rocky Mount, Feb. 22—Welcomed
bv a throng of Kiwanians from Tar- j
boro, Wilson and this city. William t
Jennings Bryan arrived here early this j
he will delver an address tonight
under the auspices of the Kiwanians.
Governor Morrison and Josepnus nin
iels are expected to j in Mr. Bryan
I heve and accompany him to Tarboro.
During his brief stay here Mr. Bryan
! and visiting K.wunians» were enter
tained -by tlie local Kiwanis ( lub be
fore which The Commoner spoke on
'‘Cooperation, Its Benefits and Perils."
Jcy Louise Leeds Gets Vast Estate.
New York, Feb. 21. —In a fashion
able school for girls, Joy Louise Leeds,
nine years old. tqday received her
first lesson in long division. During
| the same hour the will of Mrs. Louise
i Hartshorne Leeds. Joy s foster moth
er, who recently met death in a plunge
! from an upper window of her home,
was filed for probate at Mineolu, re
vealing that Joy had been bequeathei
$250,000. a fortune in jewelry and. j
upon the death of her foster father, j
Warner Leeds, a life income from a j
' The fil'ng of tlie will was the second
. big event in Joy's life. The first oe
! cur red something more than eight
years ago, when a poor woman walk
ing through a dark east side tene- j
rnent hallway stumbled on a bundle.;
It was a baby girl. The woman called J
police and the child was taken to:
, Bent on a charitable mission, Mrs.!
Leeds, kujdhearml society woman. (
. visited the lio.-pital. She became at-j
tnchert to the winsome little child and i
adopted it. K<> the foundling became J
Joy Louise Leeds, heiress.
Mr. A. G, Green, of No. 8 township j
had one of his.arms severely* injured
la<t Tuesday while working in a sow
mill. The wound is being treited In
the Concord hospital, and Is respond
ing satisfactorily to the treatment.
52.00 a Year, Strictly in Advance.
S T "TE DEPARTMENT
i tit COIERCEJD
J • '
Bill Creating Such a Depart
ment Introduced During
Day in Assembly by Rep
| resentative Saunders.
j COMES TO HOUSE
Bill Came in Form of Substi
tute for General Educa
tion Bill.—Would Com
Ruleigli. Feb. 22 (By the Associated
Press). —Creation of a department of
commerce and industries was asked
in a bill introduced in the House to
day by Representative Saunders, of
Johnson county, which would have the
governor appoint a commissioser or
Such a department, whose duties it.
would he to ‘ collect, and collate” in
formation and statistics relating to
the various mining, milling and manu
facturing industries in the state. %
Substitute for Education Bill.
Raleigh. Feb. .22, (By the Associat
ed Press). —Without 'discussion the
committee substitute for the general
educational bill passed the House on
the second reading, by a vote of !M5 to
1. Representative Cowles, republican,
of Wilkes, cast tlie single dissenting
vote. The bill wms put upon motion of
Representative VJ%vnsend, of Harnett,
chairman of the education committee,
in order to save a legislative day.
The vote waP taken with the un
derstanding that any amendment could
bo offered when the bill came for
A resolution offered by Represen-,
tative Hvergtt, of Durham, endorsing
the stand and co-operation of Presi
dent Harding in connection with, the
cotton conference now being held in
Atlanta. Ga., was unanimously adopt
ed, but consideration of the public
calendar was forced over when re
cess until S o’clock tonight was tiiken.
Giles Bill iti Senate.
Raleigh, Feb. 22 (By the Associat
ed Preys Aft or • length? -Hr •**-■
which advocates of the measure urg
ed it as a means for the improvement
of the condition of the “1,200,000 ten
ant” farm people of the state, the
Giles bill was allowed to go overt until
tomorrow for the vote.
Says Sanatorium Conditions Bad.
Raleigh, Feb, 22.—Charges that
sour milk and rotten eggs, dirty linen
and rusty linen were provided in
mates of the state sanatorium were
made by J. G. Hutchinson, a rehabil
itation student at North- Carolina
State College today in testifying l>e
fore the legislative committee inves
tigating conditions at the sanatorium.
Hutchinson was ; patient at the
sanatorium, he asserted, from Jan
uary to July, 1920. He contracted tu
bereulosis after having been gassed in
France. He was followed oh the wit
ness stand by Dr. Ben K. Hayes, of
the U. S. Veterans Bureau, who testi
lied in favor of Dr. L. B. Mcßrayer,
superintendent of the sanatorium. He
strted that in his opinion the safiator
uim is “ably managed” and added that
Dr. McGrayer is "carrying on a great
campaign” against tuberculosis.
SOUTHERN POWER Wi>S
BEFORE SUPREME COURT
Mil's’ Appeal is Premature and Frag
mentary.,—Business is Int r astate.
Raleigh, Feb. 21.—Dismissing ina
appeal of the'‘Cannons, Johnstons and
Cones group v of cotton tn’ijls from th'*
corporation commission’s ordei to
try out the Southern Power company’s
increase rates before a Cleveland ■>
county grand jury, the Supreme court
this afternoon htdd the appeal pre
mature and fragmentary, and decided
substantially all issues with the
Southern power. r
The cotton mill consumers of the
Southern Power’s current resisted the ’
rates made by the commission in
July, 1921, and challenged, its juris
diction. The commission taking jur
isdiction promt gated the rates w xvch.
were in excess of those made
contract. The mills appealing from the
order contended that the Southern
Power company’s business is inter,
state. The Supreme court holds n-at
until more legislation is forthcoming
the is intrastate and sondv
the action bgck for trials The jury in
the Cleveland hearing made a mis
trial, Judge Bryson being upheld ry
the court today in all ruling*.
A Little Chiijjl Burned.
On last Monday evening. February
12, about 4 :”>(» o’clock. Martha Mae
Drye, little two-year-old daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Drye, 1 was seri
ously burned. It is not known exact
ly how the accident occurred, for there
was no one in the house except the
child and a nine-months old baby. „
Her mother heard her screaming and
rushed into the house, where she was,
and discovered her clothing all in
flames. The mother did everything in
her jKtwer until the doctor arrived. Ev
erything possible was done for her,
but all in vain, for the burns were
so severe that she passed into the
great beyond shortly after 12 o’clock
Wednesday night. Funeral services
were held at Old Organ Church Fri
day at 1 o’clock, by Rev. M. L. Riden
hour and Rev. P. L. Miller. little
bodv was laid to rest in the ceme
tery. A FRIEND.