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Cji Os Irish Leader
ly Save Naval Meet;
(o Session Held Today
■ Kevin O'Higgins
lsh')t Sunday Bnt
|JJa.e Hid Not
■lO Hold Session.
Ik did not
K ant meeting
KjnVe the Delegates
Kave Another Day
K positions Stated.
■,| V] , i/Pt Tiie tragic I
HF )V id' •■vents served to
V little roli.ipse of tile
■ ‘ „t ;hc memory of
wlot was present at
H|. h - week as a representa
pnttfereiiee "f the Irish
m the delegates today de- j
imletinitely the j
which has been
w ('. liriilgeinan. head
Kb delegation. Mr- GGdge- j
R.'ked for the meeting in j
K the Mritish delegation |
Vj.Y tl , restate Os position :
H^ r problem. to clear up !
H|i> inisiinilerstamlings. and i
ot ipiest ions of the >
■nroierted session had been i
tilled with dan- |
Ruerioan delegation did not ;
it believed that little j
by a public debate ;
■., The Americans were i
Hpver. to answer any of the !
Kilieli the British might
Hnnl might even have ask-
Krvtood that the .Japanese
Hj er iraiis looked with some
Hi kcattse of fear that
H|d be said which might
Hp "blowup" of the confer-
H night the British, pre- !
H result of sonic official word j
Hi. suggested to Hugh Gib
■c the Americans, that as
■ bad mittested the session,
■ who should assume the
■ . initiative of paving
H|r resulted in no action,
H»l! delegates to the con- j
Hit a sleepless night as the
Hi knew that the conference
■ brink of a precipice.
had explained that
■in's proposal to confine the
■u arrangement concerning
Bngratas was worth serious
H under the circumstances
■aps unnecessary to go on
■lbiic meeting. Mr. Bridge-
H decided to convoke a j
■ British and Dominion dele- '
■morning to take some tinal
■it was just before this j
Hwied that announcement •
■ that Mr. nlliggin was j
■ in British Attitude.
Hfaiy 11— (A 3 ) —What was j
■s a significant change in 1
■ attitude toward the cruis-1
■ was evident this after-,
■it was announced in au- (
B British circles that if Great j
■d the I'nited States could 1
Bnnit the number of 1 (>.< K)0 \
m- to about teii. Great Bri
■be prepared to accept the t
■maximum total tonnage tig- '
Bliniiuate .Marriage Notices, j
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B B !'id. the little fellow with ]
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H I'tovided a bill which has j
■tihly reeoinniendcd by the :
■'laiaiT committee of the;
is passed. The bill I
H :| i'‘''iid;ng of 1 1 corgi a mar-
B which peitsons. even 1
B-' years of ago. are forced
■° u ?n the procedure of ap
■ '‘‘.nriago licenses five days
H Being married.
Bh Ver Passage of the act is
■ Bp n the measure reaches
B° ' lO senate as it is being
Bjv- " USUr a KToup of At-
B| tel ' the author of the
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THE CONCORD TIMES
J. B. SHERRILL. Editor and Publisher
DI KE TO START NEW
BUILDINGS IN FALL
Big Project Will Represent Expendi
ture of About $20,000,000. ,
(By International News Service)
Durham, July 11. —Duke University
will begin actual construction of its
new building* in September, it was I
learned from authoritative source!
here today. The big project, repre-'
seating .an expenditure of $20,000,000, •
will be one of the greatest building
programs ever undertaken in the I
The mammoth project will require!
several years of work and no part of
it is exjvected to be in operation be
fore tiie Fall of ID2O or possibly 1930.
Five years will elapfee before the en
tire new plant is completed.
There is but little doubt that this
one building jiermit will put Dur
ham to the front rank of North Caro
lina citie* during the coming year
in building activities.
There will be more than 100 acres
of buildings located in the midst of
Duke's new 5,000-acre woodland cam
pus. Several thousand workmen will
be required for the construction work,
i all of which will be done by the Duke
j endowment in charge, only sub-con
tracts being let. W. S. Lee, of Char
, lotte. vice president of the Duke en
: dowment and former chief engineer of
! the Southern Power Company, is in
| charge of the entire undertaking.
CONVICT KILS CELL MATE
] Clay Griffin, Sent Up From High
j Point. Crushes Young Man’s Head.
Raleigh, July 10. —Murder broke
i-within the grim enclosure of the
1 Catalonia State Prison ’Farm today
when Clay Griffin, 21, crushed the
skull of his 20-year-old cell mate. Earl
; I.oftin, with a shovel.
Fear that I.oftin was about to dis
close Griffin’s plans for au escape was
the only motive Catalonia officials
were able to assign for the act.
Griffin, who is from High Point,
\ is under a four to tive year sentence
j for breaking and entering. Loftin
I was serving from one to three years
The two boys, both white, had been
together much of the morning and ap
parently on good terms. At the din
ner hour, Griffin picked up a shovel* ‘
and approaching from the rear sud
denly struck Loftin a blow across the
I head. Deeth resulted instantly.
Finds No Pleasure in Europe’s Sab
Charlotte, June 9.—L C. Probert,
secretary of the Young Men’s Chris
tian Association here, just back from
a trip to Europe, doesn’t think much
of the way the Europeans observe the
Sabbath, the noted “Continental” Sab
bath. For the life of him, he can't
■ see what pleasure the crowds get out
' of sitting at a case table, on a side
; walk and taking three hours to drink
; a stein of beer. The sidewalk table
j has the disadvantage of being in the
i dust, too, Mr. Probert says, and in
! three hours —the time to consume the
; glass of beer —muc dust could collect
1 in the stein.
, Mr. Probert, who went to Euroije
' for a brief rest, spent most of his
1 time in Belgium and England.
} In spite of the “Continental” Sab
! bath, however, the saw many people
going to the churches on Sunday, he
! said. ~ •
July Clearance Sale at Belk’s.
The Big July Clearance Sale at
I Belk's Department Sale will begin
1 Thursday, July 14. This year this
! big store has planned the biggest Ju-
Ily sale it has ever had. The store
| will ’be closed all day Wednesday and
i wGI open Thursday at 9 o’clock.
Men’s work shirts at certain hours
| of the day, only 25 cents each,
j On the 9 • opening morning at
' o'clock they will sell Clatks thread
lat 1 cent a spool, only o to a cus
! tomer. None sold to children. Jelly
glasses 1 cent each on sale at the op
To the first 50 ladies’ entering the
store Thursday will be given each a
lady’s dress for only 50 cents, worth
SI.OO to $2.98.
Look up the four page ad. in this
paper and see hundred* of other big
Surry Centenarian Dies.
Mi*. Malinda Stone, who was n
little more than 100 years old died
at the home of her daughter. Mrs.
J. E Smith, near Siloam, Surry
county, the past week.
Up to three years ago. at the age
of 97, when she fell and broke her
hip she was, quite active and able
to get around but since that time
she has been confined to her bed-
She was the mother of 14 children
aud was a native of Old Town town
ship, Forsyth county. She was a
‘ member of the Primitive Baptist
I Cries Bring Rescue Boat Which Pre
Danville, Va., July 11.—Miss Mar
tha Ferguson and Curtis Fritz had
' narrow escapes yesterday at I’ark
Springs, h nearby water resort, when
J | the boat in which they were skulling
[ on the lake developed a leak and be
gair to fill. Cries brought another
i boat hastily to the scene and Miss
j j Ferguson leaped from the foundering
. j craft into the rescue boat. Critz,
, i however, want overboard and swam
t j ashore.
J Miss Sudella Frick has returned
p from Cattanooga, Tenn., where she
. visited for ten davs.
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Bring on your cows—con- j
tented or not. Galvin Coolidge
is ready for them. Here's the
President, fall-rigged in cow
hoy outfit presented him at the
Summer White House in the
Biaok Hills as South Dakota.
GERMAN TO FLY
FROM BERLIN TO
Berlin, July 11.—(AP.) —
.JJJLXo Knenneehe. the fanj- .
ous German war ace, plans
to hop off about Sept. 1 on
his projected non-stop flight
from Berlin to San Francis- 1
THE COTTON MARKET
Buying Inspired by Acreage Figures
Saturday Renewed in Market at
New York, July 11.— UP) —Buying
inspired by the official acreage
of Saturday was renewed in the cot-r
ton market at the opening today.
First prices were steady at an ad
vance of 7 to 8 points, and active
months showed net gains of 15 to 18
points in the early trading, all new
crop positions making new high rec
ords for the reason.
October sold up to 17.55 and Jan
uary to 17.81. Stop orders were
uncovered on the advance, and after
their execution, prices slipped off 3 or
4 points, but the market showed a
very steady tone at the end of the
The demand tapered off somewhat
after the early advance, and there
were reactions of 6 to 10 points from
the best under realizing, October sell
ing off to 17 :45 and January to 17 :73.
As midday October was selling around
17 :48, with the general market show
ing net advances of about 10 to 11
Cotton futures opened steady: July
17.17; Oct.' 17.45;.Dec. 17.63; Jan.
17.72; March 17.93.
January 18.00. March 18.19, May
18.34, July 17.37, October 17.71, De
MOST OF SAXONY IS
SWEPT BY CLOUDBURST
Just How Many Persons Perished Is
Not Known But Total is Given
Today As 186.
Dresden, Saxony, July 11.—OP) —
Most of Saxony presented a scene of
wreckage today as relief squads and
emergency forces were at work to
awl the homeless and alleviate suffer
ing caused by floods after cloudbursts
Just how many persons lost their
lives in the catastrophe, described by
meterologists as the worst of its kind
suffered by Germany in tire last 50-
years will not be known for some
time because of severed communica
tions, inundated roads and demolished
bridges, but it is kuown the toll will
reach several hundred. At Berggie
shubel which of the many of the
flooded towns and villages suffered
most the authorities claim the known
dead at 93. The total toll today was
i Two Dead in Canada.
I Calgary, Alta., July 11.—OP)—Two
■ persons were known to have been
" killed in a series of storms that swept
* the prairie provinces of Canada over
; the week end.
, The deaths occurred in a tornado
i near Wetaskiwin.
The Georgia Tech football teais
I will journey north riext October for
- •• game with Notre Dame at South
CONCOR D, N. C., MONDAY, JULY 11, 1927
FIND! OF PARIS
OF WOMAN’S TORSO
LEADS TO MYSTERY
I Bit by Bit Parts of Torso
! Have Come to Light,
Shewing Officers Thit
Women Were Murdered.
ONE MAN NOW
Body of One Woman Was
Found in Battery Pank
and Body of the Other
Found in Brooklyn.
New York, July 11. —(>4*)—A trail
that started Saturday with the find
ing in Battery Park. Manhattan, of
dismembered parts of a woman’s leg.
had led today to a double murdfr
mystery and the arrest of a initn
Bit by bit, parts of the torso of
the slain woman came to light, the
trail finally leading to a Brooklyn
house where the dismembered body
of another woman was found. The
victims were Miss Snrhh Elizabeth
Brownell, 60. a seamstress, and Mbs,
Alfred Bennett, 48, wife of an ice
man, and a mother of four children.
Police holding on a homicide
charge Ludwig I/ee. 38, janitor of the
Brooklyn House where Miss Brownell
lived. He protested his innocence
after 12 hours questioning. The police
theory was that Miss Brownell was
slain for robbery and Mrs. Bennett
killed when she surprised the murderer
While police were working on the
murder of the two women, another
mystery cropped up in a dark cellar
on lower East Side, where a plumber
sent to repair a water leak in a tene
ment basement in Willett Street, came
upon two bundles containing the dis
membered portions of a man’s body.
Police believe the victim has been
dead several months. Identification
was not established.
Police were starting a systematic
search of all sewer inlets when early
yesterday a boy walking in the yard
of the St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic
Church noticed a bundle wrapped iu
a piece of blanket.
- an<L |oujyy
u J iKvmrni oithe lower part of a VKnP"
an's torso. Three hours later the
manager of a motion picture theatre
in Brooklyn told the police of finding
a package under a fire escape behind.
It contained a woman’s left shoulder
and arm, the ring finger was severed.
THE STOCK MARKET
Constructive Forces Were Again at
Work. Prices Working Upward.
New York, July 11.—(4») —Con-
structive forces were again at work
in today’s stock market which re
sponded to the unexpected increase
in the unfilled orders of the United
States Steel Corporation, and pros
pects of good crops und a continued
ease of money rates. Pools princi
pally supplied with funds lifted more
than a score of issues to new peak
prices for the year.
Strange Malady Prevails Among
Goldsboro, N. (\, July 10. —Sev-
eral cases of tetany, a rare disease,
were dUeovered among children
brought to a clinic at the Wayne
county health department.
Dr. Corbett, health officer, said
that the disease is usually caused by
a lack of lime salts in the anatomy
of the' patient.
The symptoms of the disease,,
while varied, are mainly numbness
and stiffness of the fingers, hand or
feet, followed by spasms in these
parts and irritability of the nerves. _
Bobby Has 76 In Qualifying Round.
St. Andrews. Scotland, July 11. —
UP) —Bobby Jones failing to piny
quite up to the brilliant golf of his
practice rounds, returned a card of
76 today for his first qualifying round
of the British open golf championship,
I in h's campaign to regain the open
crown which he won so dramatically
Bill Melhorn scored a 73, and Joe
Medical Examining Board Will Meet
Raleigh, July 10.—The new State
board of medical examiners will meet
in Raleigh Monday, July 18th, to tab
ulate grades of the 148 applicants who
recently stood tests, Dr. J.. Wilson
McConnell, of Davidson, secretary, an
The list of successful applicants
will not be issued until after the meet
With Our Advertisers.
Yorke & Wadsworth Co. want to
figure with you on your next paint
Goodyear means good wear. Yorke
& "Wadsworth's line of these famous
tires is complete. They put ’em on,
pump ’em up and inspect ’em for you
Miss Mitchell Appointed.
Raleigh, July 11.— UP) —Formal an
nouncement of the appointment of
Miss Lillie Mitchell as director of the
division of Child Welfare of the State
board of charities and public welfare,
was made today by Mrs. Burr John
son, commissioner of public welfare,
Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Hurley, of Sal
isbury, spent Sunday in Concord with
New Presbyterian Church
informally Opened Sunday
t Structure Said to Be Per-!
feet Example of Late Co
Services Held Sunday.
HEARD BY MANY
! Structure Combines Grace
and Charm of Late Co
lonial Period With Use
of Modern Equipment.
Concord’s newest House of Wor
ship, representing the cher : shed hopes
and ardent love of the congregation of
rhe First Presbyterian Church, was
informally opened Sunday ami the !
three services held during the day at
tracted not only those persons who
had worked and sacrificed that the
handsome structure might stand as a
testimonial of their interest in and
love for things religious, but also
scores of others who have affiliated
with other creeds but who stand pledg
et! to a kindred cause.
The formal dedication will come at
a later date but the informal opening
was of such a nature as to insure for
this imposing but simple structure a
lasting place in Concord’s religious
life. One of the largest eongregations
in the history of the Church attended |
a baptismal and communion service,
conducted* by the pastor, Dr. .T. C.
Rowan, at 9:20 o’clock and then at
11 o'clock when Dr. G. Campbell
Morgan, eminent Bible scholar, spoke,
the auditorium was filled to capacity,
many of those in the vast audience
having come from some neighbor
church to make of the occaSion an
historic one for the builders of this
I)r. Morgan spoke again at the eve
ning service, delivering a masterful
sermon and announcing the subjects
of the series of lectures which will
•*>iitinue through Friday. Extra ef
forts were made by laborers to com
plete work so that local people
could welcome an authority on the
Bible in a structure that combines all
modern equipment with the grace and
charm of late Colonial architecture.
The Church occupies one of the
prettiest sqiots in Concord, its front
being shaded by stately trees that have
stood as silent sentinels to C/oneord’s
grovth for a hundred years. The
atrCrcture extends frum Union street
to Church, with the Church entrance
on the former and the Sunday School
building entrance on the latter. The
site suggests just such architecture as
has been employed.
Sunday School Building.
The Sunday School building, which
is connected with the main structure
by an open court with covered arcades
on either side, is three stories in
height and is planned to house a
Sunday school of 1.000 pupils. In the
basement are class rooms for those in
the beginners’ and cradle roll classes,
a stage, auditorium and kitchen.
Folding chairs will be used in the
auditorium when religious pageants
are presented and folding tables will
be used when the rooom serves as a
banquet hall. In the rear of the’au
ditorium are handsome benches of ap
The kitchen is as modernly equip
ped as are the class rooms, which have
chairs, blackboards, tables and desks.
In the beginners’ and cradle roll
rooms benches around - which ten pu
pils can sit, with the teacher’s seat
in the middle, are provided.
On the second floor, which opens on
Church street with winding marble
steps from two sides, are quartered
more class rooms, a ladies’ parlor and
the office. The parlor is equipped
with Chippendale furniture given by
Mrs. A. R. Howard, and the office is
furnished with similar equipment.
At the end of the corridor leading
from the Church street entrance es
the room for the ladies’ Bible class.
The equipment includes a Steinway
baby grand piano donated by Mrs. ,T.
F. Cannon, while the other furniture
of mahogany, was given by members
of the Grier Bible Class and the
On this level are two assembly
rooms accommodating 60 each and ».x
class rooms accommodating 10 each.
Similar class rooms and assembly
rooms are on the third floor, which
houses also the men’s Bible class
room. This room is equipped with
mahogany chairs purchased by the
Fireproof stairs extend from the
first to the third floors on each « J de
of the structure and on the opposite
side of each floor there are lavatories
1 and toilets. The heating plant is 10-1
1 cated in the basement.
Ernest Porter donated the equip
I ERR O R
In the July Clearance Sale Circulars for Belk’s,
the prices on Pongee and Crepe de Chine were trans
posed by mistake. The proper prices should be:
1 $2.00 value Heavy Printed Crepe de Chine, in
beautiful range of patterns. Clearance Sale Price
f Genuine 12 Mommie Pongee, Red Label, First
Quality. Clearance Price, per yard 45c.
s > ■
Belk’s Department Store
j ment in the cradle roll department;
I Mrs. L. T.--Hartnell, Sr., gave the
; equipment for the beginners' depart
ment and furniture in the primary de
partment was g’vpn by Mrs. J. G.
The open court between the two
! main wings will be used for open air
j vesjier services ami for sacred moving
! pictures. Here also will be erected
j a memorial tablet, bearing the names
!of Lieut. Fred Y. McConnell, killed
jin France, and every man in the
i Church who served in the World War.
From the open court corrdors ex
tend into the Church wing, and on
the corridors are the vestry and ses
sion rooms, the former to the right
of the chancel and the latter to the
The Church Wing
The auditorium, with high naive
j effect, has walls of soft green and pi
lasters of old ivory. The naive car
ries eleven ' chandeliers, ten with ten
lights each, and one over the chancel,
with 12 lights. The chandeliers are
of solid brass in Colonial design. They
were given by E. C. Barnhardt, Sr.
* Fourteen sidewall chandeliers also
are used, these being in similar but
miniature design to those in the naive.
The choir left faces the chancel, af
fording an 'invisible choir. The Skin
ner pipe organ, one of the finest in
the South, was given by Mrs. J. W.
Cannon. In the choir loft also is a
Knabe baby grand piano, given by
Mrs. Charles Lambeth, of Charlotte.
Hymnals, done in gold, were pre
sented by the Church, in appreciation
of the Benevolent Society which was
organized in 1845.
Memorian Bibles for the lectern and
pulpit given by Mrs. C. L. Smith.
The chancel is one of the principal
features of the Church. To the rear
is an Elders’ bench which will seat all
of the elders who will occupy it at
bapt : fcmal ami communion services.
To the right of the chancel is the
lectern and just in the rear of this
two chairs for ministers. In front of
these chairs is the prie-dieu which
will be moved and used at wedding
In the center of the chancel is the
large communion table carrying silver
i flower vases donated by A. Jones
Yorke and Miss Alice B. Yorke. The
chancel furniture, including the com
munion service, were donated by Mrs.
J. P. Allison.
" Tb the left of the chancel is the old
fashioned wine-glass. pulpit and hack
of this two additional chairs for min
The collection plates, carved of sol
id mahogany \were donaed by Mrs.
Nan Pickard, Mrs. J. H. Mewborn.
Mrs. P. B. Parks, Mrs. P. H. Wil
liams. Mrs. J. N. Sloan. Mrs. R. G.
Kizer, Mrs. R. E. Ridenhour, Jr, and
J. G. Sims.
The pews, of mahogany and ivory,
with cushiers of crimson corduroy
plush, were given by Mrs R. S.
Young. Two flags, one American and
the other North Carolina* are draped
bn alternate sides of the chancel be
tween stately columns. The flags are
the gift of P. B. Fetzer.
One of the most attractive and im
posing features of the handsome
church is the spire towering 185 feet
into the heavens. The spire, pure
white in color, is visible for miles
The spire houses the Deagen chimes,
gift of Mrs. Nan Cannon Stringfellow
and J. A. Cannon. The chimes are
equipped with two consoles, one for
the Church and the other for the
Sunday school building. Connected
with the chimes is a magnificent etch
ed cjock, a gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. F.
Cannon. The clock is illuminated
and by being connected with the
chimes causes them to play at each
The aisles are made of wide oak
boards, pegged down and beneath the
pews the floor is covered with pure
The structure, the work of Hobart
Upjohn, noted architect, is one of the
most complete as well as one of the
handsomest in the South. Mubh of
the equipment is rarely found in pres
ent day structures and already scores
of persons from other cities and States
have stopped here to view the mag
Architects attracted here by the
beauty and dignity of the building
have been unanimous in describing it
as a perfect example of late Colonial
architecture, said to be the most per
fect of its kind irr America.
Tre finished building will repre
sent an expenditure of nearly a half
million dollars, money expended for
the chief aim of the Church —spread-
ing the Gospel to mankind.
'Erich Hagenlaeher, former holder
of the world’s 18.2 balkline champion
ship. has become an instructor at one
of the New York billiard academies.
$2.00 a Year, Strictly in Advance.
M’EACHERN IS NiW
FOR THIS COUNTY
D. Ray McEi ftata UM»
this morning eleCTrn^countv - !
welfare officer for Cabarrus.
He won over seven other
applicants, the selection be
ing made by the county
commissioners and county
board of education.
At present Mr. McEach
ern is employed at FisherY.
The following submitted
applications: Rev. C. W..
Warlick, D. S. Lippard, E.
B. Talbirt, Alvin Shinn.
George M. Cannon, D. B.
Castor and J. H. Brown.
TRYING TO GET WAY
TO REDUCE TAXES
However, a Rate Musi Be Fixed That
Will Provide For the Financial
Needs of the Counties.
The Tribune Bureau
Sir Walter Hotel
Raleigh. July 11. —Faced with the
proposition of raising the tax rate
for next year, the boards of county
commissioners in many of the coun
ties are casting about for ways and
means of preventing this increase, and
if possible, to find some way by which
taxes may be reduced.
The boards are charged with the
responsibility, however, of fixing a
rate that will provide for the financial
needs of the counties as shown in the
While the annual levy of taxes may
be made up any time before the Wed
nesday after the first Monday in Au
gust, the board of county commission- '
ers have many matters to attend to
in the meantime that may have a
bearing on the amount of tax to be
levied. Under the present law, the
various boards must meet today,' the
second Monday in July, and sit as a 1
board of equalization, in order to re
view and equalize the valuation of
real and personal property, so that
each tract of land or article of per-
sonal property shall be entered on
the tax books at its true value.
Adjustments thus made in the prop
erty lists, together with the amounts
likely to- Be added because of new
property entered, may be expected to
increase the amount of revenue for
next and thus to some extent
forestall the possibility of an increased
In some counties the board of com
missioners are still analyzing the
budget estimates and endeavoring,
wherever possible, to reduce them, es
pecially where these budget estimates
are larger than the expenditures of
the preceding year.
Assessment values on real property
are fixed every four years and this
year is the quadrennial year when
the assessment, once made, may not
be changed during the ensuing four
years, except for extraordinary reas
sons. However, any citizen who may
be dissatisfied with his .assessment
may appeal to the State board of
assessment, which board shall fix a
time for the hearing of appeal.
ANOTHER FLOGGING IN
ALABAMA IS REPORTED
Legislature Will Be Asked to Pass
Bill Banning Wearing of Masks.
Birmingham, Ala., July 11. —G4*) —
Coincident with the announcement
from Montgomery last night that a
bill would be introduced in the State
legislature on Tuesday to ban wear
-1 ing of masks in the State of Alabama
for 'other than legitimate amusement
purposes, the Birmingham Age-Her
ald revealed another case of flogging
: by masked and robed men, the third
■in Alabama within two weeks. It
was at these floggings that the pro
posed bill was aimed.
1 Age-Herald this morning quot
‘ ed a story quoting Eston Murchison,
17, of Bessemer, Ala., that on the
’ night of June 26th he was forcibly
1 taken from an automobile in which
1 he and another youth were riding with
' two “strange” girls, and was severely
whipped by five men who wore hoods!
and masks. The girls, said Murcbi
’ son, were “taken home” by the masked
I men, and Murchison expressed the be
lief that they had been maneuvered
into his company so that there might
be some excuse for whipping him. He
' knew of no other reason, and stated
that Ernest Smitterton, 18. his com
panion, was not molested. Murchison
did not attempt to identify the men.
State law officers were in Florence,
Colbert county, today to investigate
j the whipping last week of Mrs. Bertha
' j A. Slay, 28. by eight men, likewise
i masked, and also wearing robes.
' 1 At Oneonta in a special session of
- Blount County Circuit Court a grand
■ jury was to be drawn today to in
vestigate the flogging last Wednesday
jof Jeff Calloway, 19-year-old orphan
of Onoeonta, Men who were wearing
masks and robes also figured in this
Hogging, which was ordered investi
gated by Governor Bibb Graves when
i the fact first became known.
Jerusalem Escaped Earthquake.
A Jerusalem, July 11. — GW—The
Holy City escaped lightly in an earth
\ quake felt in this region this after
j noon but loss of life and serious dam
j game occurred in surrounding Coun-
! try *
Three tourists were buried in col
i lapse of a hotel in Jericho, while
there also were fatalities at Olivet,
Uamallah and other villages.
In Jerusalem the small dome of the
Holy Sepulchre was badly cracked,
and other buildings in the old city
collapsed. Several persons were in
■ jured, but no deaths were reported.
IRELAND MOURNS At.
3 OF O'RIGGINS,
SLAIN BY ENEMIES
Was Regarded as One of
Real Leaders of the Free
State Cause and Deatti
Creates Serious Situatidit
DIED AT PEACE
Appeared in Public Foi tfi£
First Time in 3 Yeaiifc
Without Escort and Po
litical Foes Shot Him. f
Dublin, Ireland, July 11.—(/P)—r :
Signs of mourning were everywhere
today for Kevin O'Higgins, "the
strong man” of the Irish Free State,
whose well-tilled young life came to
an abrupt end at the hands of as
sassins yesterday. He was shot from ,
an automobile as he was walking to
mass from his home at Black Rock,
near Dublin, and died within a short
time with words of forgiveness for
his enemies on liis lips. The body
today lay in state in the Mansion
Mr. O'Higgins, usually accompanied
by an escort of detectives, was, alone
at his own request, for the first time
In three years, and his assailants,
three of them, sped quickly a\yay af
ter inflicting half a dozen wounds? ‘
The dying man gave authorities a
good description of the men, jy
When O’Higgins, who WH$ vied
president of the Free State Council,
minister of justice and foreign af
fairs, fell with bullets in his neck,
chest and left ear, he gasped “I for
give them all.”
Eamonn Fleming, of the ministry -ot
finance, and Professor John
Neill, former of education,
were in the neighborhood, and were
soon on the scene. As the wounded,
.man rested his head in Fleming's lap,
he whispered “They’ve got me, just
as they got my father.” Later he
said “1 forgive them. I die in peace
with my enemies and my God.” Calm
ly and decisively he dictated his will J
bequeathing all his possessions to his
wife and baby daughter. Then he
was taken home.
. Dublin's best surgeous. -camp, but
there was nothing to be done. O'Hig
gins knew he was dying. He em
braced his wife and child, anjj said i
farewell to friends and co-workers in
the Free State cause.
Shortly before the end he raised
himself from his pillow to say "1 am
dying in peace with my enemies. I
die in peace. Igo to join Michael
Collins.” ~A 1
One of his friends at his bedside
remarked: "Kevin, while there s life
there’s hope.” “And there is no hope,”
he answered. "But I was always a
bit of a die hard.”
The Free State cabinet was -called
into session immediately to decide on
necessary steps in what is looked up
on as a serious situation, for the slain
official was regarded as a bulwark fpt
the Free State cause. He had only
returned to Dublin last 1* riday from
a league of nations conference at
Geneva. -He had conducted a vig
orous countrywide campaign in be
half of government candidates jn re
cent parliamentary elections; 4 “ ! 1
Here’s an easy way to get out of
the difficulty when you auto drivers
knock down a pedestrian, dost give
'em your auto and call it square. In
Baltimore one day Andrew Sullivan
was walking across the street wb«tt
Maurice Magid came along., in Mi u
Rolls-Royce (or flivver —we don't
call). Both felt each other’s presence
at the same time, Magid’s auto, gif*
ing Sullivan a none tqo . gentla
bump which threw them to the
giound. Sullivan was given a buggy
ride to the hospital while was
escorted to the police station. When
j the case came up in court the jijdgn
I was told that the parties most vital
ly concerned had decided that Ipp j
easiest wuy out of the mess was for
Magid to present Sullivan with bis
auto along with his compliments and
for Sullivan to drop all charge?
against Magid. /The judge didn’t
Blind But Cheerful.
J. H. Waugh. Jr., a 11-year-old
boy of Statesville, is totally blind
but enjoys life immensely notwith
standing his affliction. He is a nupn
at the school for the blind at Raleigh
and states that he is going to be a
musician and a minister when he
The records of organized baseball ,
show but one instance in which six
games were played by the same two
teams in one day. That was 38 years
ago. when Portland. Me., and Man
chester, N. H.. were the contesting <
clubs. Two of the pastimes were
nulled off i» the morning and four
in the afternoon, Manchester winning
all six of them. , j
Generally fair tonight and Tuesday,
except local thundershowers Tuesday ■
afternoon in west and north central
portions; slightly warmer tonight In
extreme west and extreme southeast