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THE CONCORD TIMES
J. B. SHERRILL, Editor and Publisher
NEW DICTIONARY IS
NOW ALMOST READY
Greatest Word Task in History
Being Finished at Oxford.
Oxford, Eug., June 27.—1 t is ex
* pected that this year will record the
successful completion of the great
! cs. lexicographical undertaking the
i world has ever known, the New E»g
--i !ish Dictionary, after more than 48
j year* of constant work.
Already the magnum opus of iSnin
i uel Johnson is referred to as “an in
| complete piece of hack work'* and
j his definition of the word "network"
| —"anything reticulated or decussat
ed at equa! distances, with • inter
j-dices between the intersections"—is
! cited as an example of how not to
It was in 18751 that Sir Japtes
.Murray started work on the Oxford
Dictionary, as it is familiarly known.
It was first projMsed in 1877 by
Dean Trench in his noted "study of
The main feature throughout the
work has bepn to select and gather
quotations to illustrate fully the his
toric development of every English
word and its minute* shades of
meaning, and for this purpose Eng
lish books written before 1(100 have
been read bj scholars all over jth'
world, as well a* thousands of book*
writen since 1600.
The nearest approach to the New
English Djtionary is the great Ger
man lexicon of the brothers Grimm,
who aVo wrote fairy tales in idle
moments. It was begun in 18.13. but
after 69 years it had reached only
its thirteenth volume, down to WEG.
Even with its supplements. Lit
tle’s French Dictionary is a email
affair compared with the Oxford
Dictiorary. Students find that Web
ster's Dictionary cannot be compared
to the New English Dictionary for 1
scope and thoroughness. 1
Most of the on the Oxford 1
Dictionary has been done in the
Scriptorium, a little tin tabernacle
erected in Dr. Murray’s own garden
at Mill Hi’l. and in 1891 taken over .
by Oxford University. ;
When the editor started work ho ,
had more than 3.000.000 quotations
at hand and since then has handled
MRS. MONTAGUE AGAIN
ON WITNESS STAND
Shows Signs of Weakening Under ;
Strenuous Cross Examination.
Asheville. June 27. — UP) —The trial '
of Mr*. Anna K. Montague, practical <
nurse, for murder of Mrs. Mary R. 1
Cooper, 61 year old society woman,
who had been under her care, today
entered its fourth day. Mrs. Mon- -
tague. still undergoing a strenuous
cross examination by the state’s at
torneys. showed signs of weakening.
There i* little chance the case will
get to the jury before Tuesday night
or Wednesday. The defense has ten
more witnesses to put on the stand
and the arguments of counsel will re
quire a full day.
Another huge throng pressed into
every available space in the court
room this morning as the trial opened
Go To Jury Tomorrow.
Asheville, June 27.— (A*) —The fate
of Mr*. Anna K. Montague, 43 year
old practical nurse, facing trial in '
superior court here on a charge of
murdering her emeployer, Mrs. Mary
R. Cooper on the n ; ght of May 9, at
the latter's home here, will rest with
the jury tomorrow afternoon, it was
said by court attaches today. ■
The defense after the accused wom
an finished her testimony, and after
several character witnesses had tes
tified, announced at 11:30 o’clock
this morning that , it had no further i
evidence to present.
MRS. MONTAGUE TELLS
OF HAUNTING DREAMS
Mrs. Cooper Returned to Her in
Those Dreams. —Hurls a Bitter
Asheville. N. G. June 23—Dreams,
weird, fantastic and haunting
dreams, which caused a ghostly ar
ray of grotesque objects to parade
before her mind as she lay on a nar
row cot in a steel studded cell in the
Buncombe county jail, were describ
ed by Mr*. Anna K. Montague from
the witness stand in Superior court
here today. .
Nerves, shredded by long hours of
I merciless grilling as the state’s at
torney's took her step by step back
over her story. Mrs. Montague, who
.is charged with the murdfr of her |
aged patient and 'companion, Mrs.
Mary R. Cooper, showed Jsigtts ot
weakness and Judge Thomas J.
Shaw continued the case at 8:23
o’clock until Monday morning at
, 9 :30 o’clock.
It was the high spot of the trial
1 when Mrs. Montague was asked to
tell the jury about the vvots of
Mrs. Cooper in the distorted dreams.
‘‘How was she dressed?" the ques
tion was fired at her.
j “In black as I always had seen
her." was the quiet answer.
“You had your fortune told, didn’t I
j you ?”
“Yes, the spies ytm put in there |
I told it. It did not take me long to i
find it out either.”
At this point Mrs. Montague broke
; j into a bitter tirade against the “per
secution” of the officers who were
engaged in working up the case. Fre
i quently during the keen cross-exam
■ ination by Solicitor R. M. Wells
I which she endured all day long, she
- broke out with the cry that she was
»I being “persecuted and not “prose
• | cuted.”
Mrs. Oliver C. Kusell is confined to
| her home on Marsh street by Illness.
I IN 1825 THAN EVER
| BEFORE IN HISTORY
207 Persons in the United
States Paid Income Tax
es on Million Dollars in
That Year, Survey Shows
Seven Persons Showed
They Made More Than
$5,000,00 During Year-
Millionaires in 17 States.
Washington. June 27.— UP) —More
Americans paid taxes on incomes of
$1,000,000 and over for the calendar
year of 1025 than ever before in the
government's tax history, a treasury
analysis shows. The millionaire in
comes total 207, compared with 73 in
1924, and 206 in 1910, the previous
Seven persons. Including two in
Michigan and New York, respevtively.
and one each in Illinois, Oklahoma
and Pennsylvania filed returns show
ing incomes of $3,000,000 or over.
Seventeen states proved the resi
dences of the taxed millionaires, to
gether with one from the District of
Columbia. New York led with 96
while Pennsylvania was second with
28. Illinois and Massachusetts had
16 each, Michigan had 13. Ohio 18,
California six, Missouri four, Florida
three, Connecticut, Indiana, Maryland
and Oklahoma had two apiece; while
lowa, Nebraska und Wisconsin each
were represented by one.
The 1926 revenue act with its In
creased exemptions lightening the bur
den of the income tax payer, proved
efficacious in producing more revenue,
the report indicated.
The average net income of those
filing returns was $3,249 with an av
erage tax of 3.33 per cent., recording
an increase of $1,767.90 in the income
compared with 1924. The rate for
1924 was 2.74 per cent. The total
net income for 4.171,051 taxpayers for
1025 was $21,894,576,403.
New York bore the heaviest burden
of any state, with a payment of $252,-
157,834 ou a taxable income total of
$4,109,183,881. Pennsylvania was the
second largest ’With a tax payment of
$73,364,345. while Illinois, Massa
chusetts and Michigan followed in that
North Carolinians paying totaled
15,443, who had incomes totalling
$102,923,509, and paid $3,178,767
Six thousand nine hundred and thir
ty-one South Carolinians paid $430,-
897 on total income of $33,160,743.
THE STOCK MARKET
Persistent Selling of Oil Sand coppers
Turned Prices Reactionary Today.
New York. June 27.— UP) —Persist-
ent selling of the oils and coppers
turned the general course of stock
prices reactionary today after oper
ator* for the rise had made an in
effectual attempt to attract an out
side following by bidding up some of
the railway equipment shares. Sell
ing orders poured in fairly large vol
ume, with numerous declines of 1 to
6 points scattered throughout the list.
Gets Parole For Bravery.
Sir Walter Hotel.
Raleigh, June 27. —“Greater love
hath no mas than this, that he
should lay down his life for a
Because L. E. Allen, convicted in
Pitt county in 1924 of robbery, and
sentenced to four years in State’s
.prison, has during tha't time been ad
vanced to a Grade A honor prisoner,
and because he has shown himself
to be a man of real character, he
has been granted a parole by Gov
ernor A. W. McLean. -
But perhaps the most outstanding
factor in obtaining this parole was
the fact that last Juiy Allen risked
his life in order to save a 16 year
old girl from drowning in the Ten
nessee rivver. Allen was one of the
prisoners in an honor construction
camp at Almond. N. C., in Frank
lin county. While passing along a
mountain road near the camp, and
on the upper waters of the Ten
nessee river, he noticed a young
girl who had been in bathing, but
who had gotten out beyond her dept,
and was rapidly being swirled into a
Without thinking of his own safe
ty, Allen plnnged into the river and
managed to bring the girl to shore-
She later wrote a personal leter to
the Governor, stating, that she wou'd
have been drowned had it not been
for Allen’s heroic act.
Hundred Billion Cigarettes In U. S.
| Washington, June 27.—Almost a
, hundred billion cigarettes were raanu
j factored in registered factories and
bonded manufacturing warehouses in
I the United States last year.
The Census Bureau announces that
mfre than 9,500,000,000 cigarettes
vw»re exported, leaving about ninety
billion for consumption at home.
Cigars manufactured and removed
i for consumption totaled almost seven
billion, and almost half of them, or
i 42 per cent, to be exact, were intended
to retail for not more than a nickel.
“Stogies” comprised about 93 per cent,
of this class. Only 2 per cent, of the
> total wer intended to retail for more
than 15 cents each.
CONCORD, N. C„ MONDAY, JUNE 27, 1927
TWO PLANES READY
FOR LONG FLIGHTS
OYER THE PACIFIC
One Army Plane and One
Naval Plane Said to Be
Ready to Take Off in Ef
fort to Span Pacific.
THIRD PLANE IS
Gen. Patrick May Be in
One of Planes—Hop Off
Is Not Expected to Be
Made During the Day.
San Francisco, June 27. — UP) —Test-
ed. groomed and ready for flight, two
airplanes in the three cornered race
to bridge the Pacific by air between
here and Hawaii, today awaited the
zero hour, while the third remained to
be tried out before the takeoff.
The three-engined Fokker in which
Lieutenants Lester J. Maitland and
Albert Hagenberger will make the at
tempt in behalf of the army, was be
ing held up until the arrival of Major
General Mason M. Patrick, chief of
the Army Air Service, who, the Ex
aminer declares, will be a passenger.
General Patrick was here today.
In Honolulu the navy threw a cloak
of secrecy about the preparations of
Richard Grace, former naval reserve
officer, whose Hrans-Paeific plane was
locked in a guarded hangar at Pearl
Harbor, after having made an appar
ently successful test flight yesterday.
The time of the contemplated hopoff
was not made known.
Ernest Smith, local civilian flyer,-
had his plane ready for test flights
today after working feverishly with
large force of mechanics. By setting
a strenuous pace he expected to com
plete all preliminaries and f>e ready
for the takeoff before sundown. In
spite of the fact that Maitland and
Hagenberger announced they do not
contemplate a hopoff before tomorrow,
the impression that they would make
an earlier start than that caused
Smith’s forces to work at top speed.
. Patrick Will Not Talk.
San Francisco, June 27. —(/Pi-
Major General Mason Patrick, chief
♦*f the Army Air Coriw*, arrived
today to give the final word to Lieuts.
Lester J. Maitland and Albert Hagen
berger on their non-stop flight to
Honolulu. Rutnors that Gen. Patrick
might make the fl'ght wen 1 heard in
army circles, and asked if he would
go. the general replied : “I should p* - * 1 -
fer not to answer that question at
Checker Players To Gather in Burling
Burlington, N. C., June 25. —(IN’S)
—The annual tournament of the
North Carolina Checker Players' As
sociation will be held at the Alamance
Hotel here on July 4.
The outcome of the tournament is
expected to center around five men
regarded as the best checker players
in the State. They are: H. S. Ander
son, Winston-Salem, present title
holder ; Edward Scheidt, Chapel Hill,
who has held both the state and South
ern titles; Coit Robinson, Lowell,
former state and Southern champion ;
H. C. McNair, Maxton, former state
champion, and C. G. Anderson, Salis
bury, former holder of the Southern
THE STOCH MARKET
Reported by Fenner & Beane.
(Quotations at 1:30 P. M.)
American Tobacco B 131(4
American Smelting IdO'4
American Locomotive 197
Atlantic Coast Line l^3
Allied Chemical 138%
American Tel. & Tel. 192%
Allis Chalmers 103%
Baldwin Locomotive 224%
Baltimore & Ohio 115%
Bangor __ 19(4
American Brown l9
Bethlehem Steele —.— 4<%
Chesapeake & Ohio ll®
Corn Products * 54%
General Motors 194(4
General Electric 104(4
Gold Dust 56
Int. Tel. 1 9 4%
Kenneeott Copper 91%
Liggett & Myers B 113
Mack Truck 99%
Mo.-Pacific . 104%
Norfolk & Western— 179%
Standard Oil of N. Y. 251%
New York Central l5l
Pan. American B s*>%
Producers Refiners 24%
Rock Island 111%
[ R. J. Reynolds 133
Seaboard Air Line 33%
Southern-Pacific , 116%
I Standard Oil of N. J. 516%
i Southern Railway 125%
• Studebaker 49%
1 Texas Co. 45%
. Tobacco Products 99%
. IT. S. Steel , 119%
» V ; ok Chemical 58
» Westingbouse n 74%
Western Md. „ 55%
ONCE TOAST OF VIENNA!
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K *■ ——to
m . .
Many years ago Anne Novak was belle of the Viennese
fftage and in the favor of Emperor Franz Josef. Today, at
seventy-seven, she lives by the generosity of friends. Their at
tention was calied to her dire straights when she was evicted
from her New York home in the rain. J
WILL NAME LINDBERGH
BRING FAME TO TOWN?
For Third Time the Name of Alabama
Town Has Been Changed.
Lindbergh. Ala., June 27. —(INS)
Lhidbergh—will this little town, its
name changed for ithe third time,
awake and make a place for itself in
history—follow in the footsteps of the
famous trans-Atlantic flyer for whom
it has been named?
Railroad literature and time tables
of the Frisco system will hereafter
conform with the new christening,
officials have announced. The little
town, formerly known as Coal Creek,
and formerly a watering point for
the eastern division of the Frisco, is
still served by the system.
It began as Pnrkville and contains
the homestead of the Lindberg family.
Augustus Lindbergh, uncle of the
famous “Hmiling Slim,,” came here
from Pensacola, where he left his
vessel while it was held in quarantine, j
r and obtained a job with the Kansas
DRy, Memphis & Birmingham rail
road what wAs then Purkvilte. He
had charge of the water pump.
Augustus soon married TJlss Martha
Ryans,' daughter of a widely known
family of that district. He continued
working at the water pump until he
died, when the pump was placed in
Charge of his son, Oscar, then 14 years
old. Oscar is now finishing a course
in law and will begin practice in
Birmingham, he says.
Hubert Lindbergh was the next
pumper. He held the job five years
and was then given a section of the
Frisco at Palos, to which the pump
Gradually the sons moved away
until only their mother, Mrs. Martha
Lindbergh, a sister, Doris Lindbergh,
and a brother Paul It. Lindbergh, con
tinue to make thehir home on the old
farm of Augustus Lindbergh, near the
station which is now Lindbergh, Ala.
COAL TRAFFIC GETS
ATTENTION AT HEARING
Much Attention Given to This at P.
& N. Hearing in Charlotte.
Charlotte, June 27. —(A 3 )—Coal traf
fic admittedly the prize at stake in
the proposal of the Piedmont and
Northern Railway to extend its elec
tric lines to Winston-Salem, and to
connect it 6 North Carolina and South
Carolina divisions, today continued to
be the center about which the hearing
before Examiner Davis of the Inter
state Commerce Commission swung.
Clashes between opposing counsel were
E. R. Oliver, vice president i;|
charge of traffic on the Southern, tes
tified that the company annually re
ceived $751,000 in revenus from coal
shipments moved to the Southern Pow
er Company’s plant at Spencer. He
also estimated that the Piedmont and
Northern would receive annually when
proposed extensions may be completed,
a total revenue of $5,635,472 from coal
shipments moved over its lines to util
ities and power plants of the South
ern Power Company.
These estimates were vigorously at
tacked when Cameron Morrison, coun
sel for the Piedmont and Northern,
was cross examining Mr. Oliver. Mr.
Morrison, Mr. Oliver and L. E. Jef
fries, of Southern counsel, engaged
frequently in sharp disputes over the
exact words of Mrs. Oliver’s state
ment made on direct examination.
Mr. Simmons Favors Dennis G. Brum
New Bern, June 27. —Senator F. M.
Simmons Saturday recommended the
election of Dennis G. • Rrummitt, of
Oxford, to succeed John G. Dawson,
1 of Kinston, as chairman of the state
Democratic executive committee, in
1 response to inquiries as to his views,
1 before leaving for Gloucester for a
! rest on the coast.
•The senator stated that he regret
■ ted very much that Mr. Dawson s,
* private business makes it necessaiy
* for him -to resign the office, as he
t had made “a most excellent ehair
i man” and in that capacity had ren
i dered invaluable service to the party
i and the state, “for which the people
« iire dulv appreciative and grateful.’
< The national anthem of Uruguay
2- consists of seventy verses.
LITTLE CHANCE FOR
BYRD LEAVING TODAY
Weather Experts Think It* Hardly
Possible That He Can Leave New
• York Even During the Night.
I New York, June 27. ——Very
f little prospect of a tak-'-oT tonight by
the monoplane "America'’ was seen
this morning by the weather bureau.
"There is a low pressure trough ex
tending from New Foundland south to
steamer lanes,” Meteorologist Jas. 11.
Kimball reported. “It isn’t yet con
clusive that th ; s disturbance will bar
a take off for Europe, but the outlook
is. not bright.
“This is the same storm that passed
over Roosevelt Field and caused a
postponement of the flight Sunday
morning. The low pressure off New
Foundland is of considerable depth,
and though we can't say for certain
until we can hear from some ships at
sea. there is very little prospect for a
J* /•"'* — , ■. - - -.4.
MRS! WILLIS CARRIED
TO COUNTY PRISON
% ■*. ■ ■ ■
Arrested in Connection With Death of
Her Husband, Sheriff Willis.
Greenville, S. C., June 24.— UP) —
Mrs. Ethel Willis, widow of the slain
sheriff, Sam D. Willis, who was
placed under technical arrest at her
home late yesterday charged with mur
der in connection with her husband’s
death, was removed at 8:40 o'clock
this morning to the county. jailj
Members of the family who followed
the officers and prisoner to the jail,
remained at the prison saying they
wctc awaiting the granting of bond.
SOVIET OFFICIAL IS
M. Orlov, of Military. Tribunal, Was
Wounded by Revolver Shot Fired
by Unknown Person.
Moscow, June 27.— (A) —M. Orlov,
chairman of the Moscow department
of the military tribunal, was wound
ed today by a revolver shot fired by
' an unidentified person. His assail
ant was arrested.
An offic'al statement says the at
. tack occurred Inside the premises of
1 the tribunal. The assailant’s identi
ty and the motive for his action are
• under investigation, it adds.
i With Our Advertisers.
; Try a Red Cross Mattress, sold by
. Bell-Harris Furniture Co. They give
,J restful, dreamless sleep.
i A small payment down will secure
an Iver Johnson bicycle for your son.
I See plan of Ritchie Hardware Co. as
~ outlined in new ad. today.
Hot weather specials at Belk’s De
[' partment Store. Dress goods in new
. lest shades and patterns. All reason
,! ably priced.
I' Low prices on Oldfield tires at
. Ritchie Hardware Co’s. 30x3 1-2
$7.35, 29x4.40 $8.40, 31x5.25 $15.35.
j See big ad. today.
The J. C. Penny Co. operates a
huge chain of stores, buys goods at
, unusually low prices. This saving is
! passed ou to the public, says new ad.
in this paper.
Don’t forget Moser's Clean-Sweep
’ Shoe Sale continues fifteen days.
' Many bargains offered.
1 Other Movie Finns Cut Pay Os All
Holly wood, Calrf., June 23. —Fifteen
of the principal motion picture com
panies late today followed the lead of
• Paramount-Famous Playesr-Lasky in
agreeing to an immediate reduction
• of salaries of all persons in their
p from executive heads
f down to SSO a week employes, and in
1, eluding their high salaried feature
e actors and actresses. *
-4 I Negro Electrocuted for Attack on GirL
n Litt'.e Rock, Ark., June 24.—<A») —
Calm and smiling, Lonnie Dixon, ne
gro, was executed in the electric chair
’’ at the State penitentiary at 5 a. m.
7 today on his IBtb birthday, for the
f murder last April of 12-year-old Flo
] ella McDonald, a white girl, in the
.. belfry of the fashionable First Pree
p byterian Church here. His last words
•’ were “I am guilty.”
y Czeeho-Slovakia’s population n. es
• tfinated at 14,296,800.
$2.00 a Year, Strictly in Advance.
These Men Keep Up Hunt
for Broadus Miller Al
though There is Little
Chance of Finding Him.
Officers of Burke and Cald
well Counties Will Not
Give Up Search Until
They Know Negro Gone.
Morganton, N. C., June 27.—( A *) —
Hopeless determination kept a few
searchers in the mountains above Col
s lettsville last night, but Broadus Mil
ler, negro slayer of Gladys Kincaid,
is believed to have escaped in the wild
thickets of those hills.
Officials of both Burke and Cald- •
well counties are convinced that the
outlawed negro is somewhere, in the
mountains between Collettsville and
Ripshin Mountain, and they declare
a search will be maintained until he
is captured. Relatives of Miller are
said to live in the negro section four I
miles above Collettsville and officials
are expecting him to come out of the
woods to one of those houses. The
last time he is known to have eaten
waR last Friday. The belief is held'
that starvation will drive him from
his mouutain seclusion by tonight, and
it is felt that a steady guard will be
set up around the entrance to the ter
ritory in which he is believed to be J
BIG CHANGE MADE
IN FIRE FORCES
Discord Between Firemen and Clrief
Ends in Radical Changes By
Statesville, June 24. —Statesville
tire department underwent a com
plete change in management and
personnel this afternoon. The act
was the culmination of the demand
on the part of the tiremen that the
Mayor and Board of Aldermen sus
pend Fire Chief W. L. Nee.y uy ac
cept: the resignation ~6t every mem
ber of lire department.
1 * Discord between the firemen and
Chief Neely had been ful
some time and the matter came ro a
head in a special session of the city
akiermen Monday night when the
firemen apjieared with their de
The city authorities not being in
position to allow the firemen to walk
out enmasse took the only course for
the safety of the town by relieving
Neely temporarily and retaining the
firemen. Mayor J. B. Roach and
Alderman. Alex Cooper were ap
pointed by the board to make a full
investigation and take final action in
disposing of the perplexing prob
At 2 o'clock this afternoon Mayor
Roach and Mr. Cooper advised the
firemen that E. F. Nesbitt had been
chosen as fire chief, Neely would
come back as a fireman and that E.
R. Rusty takes the place of a mem
ber of the department effective
Under these conditions, nve mem- 1
bers of the fire department offered !
their resignations effective at once
and their resignations were prompt
ly accepted. Mayor Roach inp
mediatel.v installed the new order,
having arranged wilh a fire engine
company to give the new firemen in
structions until a full force can be
trained for efficient service.
The new chief, E. F. Nesbitt has
been a member of the voluntary
firemen for some years.
JULY 4TH WILL BE BIG
TIME AT STATESVILLE
Annual Horse Show Will Be Staged
and Ku Khix Will Hold Ceieiwa
Statesville, June 27.- I—This 1 —This city is
making extensive preparations to
take care of a two-fold celebration
to occur here on Monday, > July 4,
when the great annual horse sho.v
of the Iredell Hqrscmeji's club will
stage it's affair at the show grounds
and when mime five or six inousand
Knights of the Ku Klux klan will
hold their grand state-wide rally in
this city. A mammoth program to
cover the entire day for the visitors
to this city has been mapped out and
plans are* practically complete for
the IndeiKMidence day celebration.
Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Burns aad l)r.
J. E. Burns, spent Sunday in Goklston
[ can YOU SCORE
TEN ON THESE?
1— Give two early names for mov
2 Who succeeded President Taylor
when he died in office?
3 What party nominated Fillmore
for President in 1856?
4 Who was the Knight of the Rue
' ful Countenance?
r s—Who was the last Civil War
• soldier to reach the presidency?
- 6—What rank did he attain in the
‘ Union army?
8 7—Who said: “Don’t give up the
» B—What is presumptive evidence?*
9 Who was Pierre du Terrail Bay
10— Who was the father of Eng
, ILL HEALTH CAUSE
Arthur Jones Shot Himself
With Gun at Home on
North Spring Street To
day About 8 a. m.
HAD BEEN ILL
Sold Out Business After
He Suffered a Nervous
Best Known Men in City
Despondency over his failing health
is believed to have actuated Arthur
Jones, prominent Concord merchant,
to commit suicide at his residence.
234 North Spring street, shortly nfter
8 o'clock this morning.
11l health, described as a nervous
j breakdown, forced Mr. Jones to retire
from his business actively several
weeks ago, and since that time had
almost constantly brooded over bis
condition. Mr. Jones was said to have
been unusually “blue” and despondent
when he was seen at his home Sun
Mr. Jones took his life by fixing
the barrel of a twenty -guage pump
gun over his heart, firing the load
into his body by pulling the gun to
ward him after fastening one end of
his sus)>enders to the Trigger and the
other end to the latch or knob of a
closet door in the living room. Death,
apparently, was instantaneous. *
i The fatal shot brought members of
the family to the living room.
l.v a physician was summoned but too
late. The retired merchant was pro
nounced dead. Evidence isn'nting that
Mr. Jones took his own life. Coroner
Joe A. Hartsell concluded that mn In
quest was unnecessary, , ,
Arthur Jones was widely known In
Concord where he had been in the
grocery business for several years,
Until early this year Mr. Jones was
associated with Calloway and Jnnex,
grocers, at Gibson Mills. He was
taken ill iu March and following thin
sickness he suffered a complete ner
After disposing of his interest in
Calloway and Jones, Mr. Jones .pur
chased a building from Davis Bros,
on North Spring street, and opened
a small grocery business. He had •
operated this store only about a month
when his health forced him to re
main at home, and since that time the
store has been closed.
Possessing a magnetic personality
! Mr. Jones was belli in high esteem
by his Concord friends. He was a
member of the McGill Street Baptist
church and was intensely interested
in church activities until the failure
of his health.
Mr. Jones was a native of Iredell
county, being born near Mooresville.
He was 44 years of age. Mr. .lone*
was married to Miss Zulu l’ropst sev
eral years ago and to this union was
born one daughter, Marie Jones. Sur
viving besides the wife and daughter
are: Mrs. James F Jones, mother of
the de<*eased ; one brother, Luther
Jones; and live sisters, Mrs. (.Tharlie
Austin, Charlotte: Mrs. John Long;
Monroe; Mrs. J. W. Bailey,* Mrs.
I W. A. Crooks, all of this city.
Funeral arrangements were incom
plete early this afternoon, ami will be
RAIL PUBLICATION IN
PRAISE OF THIS STATE
“Tee Pee Flashes” Devotes JuiM
Issue Entirely To North Carolina.
June 25. — (INS) —Again '
the “proverbial" progress of North
Carolina, the Did North State, has
echoed around the four corners of the
The Texas and Pacific Railway, in
its jieriodical "Tee Pee Flashes" de
yotes its June 15th issue entirely to
North Carolina. It ileals with Tar*
heelia’s progress in education, good
roads, and agricultural ami industrial
The June issue of the perioilieal ha*
been called to the attention of Gov
ernor Angus \V. Mclx*an of North
Carolina by J. E. Shores, geiiMftl
agent of the Texas & Pacific Railway.
‘‘lt is a generally accepted truth,
I believe,” said Shores, “that the pro
gressive spirit of North Carolina has
become proverbial. For a number of
years I have traveled over the State
and have noted on every hand evidence,
of well-directed progress!veneas. How
ever, 1 did not full realize until re
cently the tremendous growth that
has taken place.
“Recently, I bad occasion to pre
pare an article on your state for our
publication. The writing of this ar
ticle naturally called for a careful
study of statistics dealing with educa
tion, agriculture, manufacture, etc.,
which brought to ray attention, in a
most striking manner, the extraordin
ary expansion that North Carolina
Desert beetles can exude a liquid
which not only blisters human sain,
but also gives off fumes which af
' feet the nose and throat unpleasant
Fair tonight, Tuesday increasing
• cloudiness; not much change in tem