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Session of Naval
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'defend rlteir positions in J
va >h«.rt adjournment of
nff \ v; ,s looked upon as a
Krone of today's meeting,
L reiior of .the speech of
bs<m , head of The delegation
i VP ,I prohahhv in conference
not fail to emphasize
■ „ t |, ar ilie real difficulty
pwt divergence in cruiser
ref:i (Jretit Hritain and
I „ |)r in figures between
lin and the I'nited States,
us that from rite American
t1,,. Hritislt and Japanese,
siting what are regarded
.and the latter seeking as
sible. might get together
can he any hope of agree
i American delegation is
as, feeling the I'nited
jes the middle ground and
in niove in either direction
gK-ast also that Mr. Gib
(jft-ell upon the contention
s possible tor the United
timate the number of 400,-
aisifrs that it needs until
has been achieved on the
-e for Drear Hritain. Japan
rideman. tirst lord of the
nintlty and head of, the
egatiou was scheduled to
Great Britain, while Ad
mit Ishii. member of the
fixation was scheduled to
ing was called for the ball-
H"tel des Hergues instead
league of nations hall, in
rmit more space for news
lid the public,
peak of Negotiations.
July 14. —(/P)—The plen
ttf the tripartite naval
tixlay. which had been
ard to with much specula
ervers came to an end to
ut) rupture of negotiations,
contrary all the speeches
rial representatives of the
tes, Great Hritain and Ja
tsi) they unequivocally ex
various posbions on the
bi™. were distinctly tem
cor. and breathed the hope
ttfrrenee would succeed,
titlgeman. first lord of the
niralty. and Admiral Jelli
-1 that the licitish need a
er of cruisers with a fixed
Gibson, head of the Ameri
hon insisted on the neces
*°w tonnage in order to !
burden of taxation and to
l ’ :) l expansion.
discount Ishii. speaking for
tliely proposed limiting the I
lb.blKi ton cruisers to 10
nited States and (Ireat >
'I • or less for Japan.
*" n »her voicing hope for ;
mit ar the conference said j
** 'lelegaHon had advised
which was substantially
* ■ the minimum cruiser
■ttul by the I'nited States,
tiiat difficulties had arisen
a eomnion ground between
l ir °l>osed by the Japa
level which would be
fulfilment of the naval re*
advocated by Mr. Bridge
-8011 declared that finding a
r ' lUD, l "biclt would obviate
0 r " ln lo'titive building is
S . S " before the conference,
that naval needs are
® Ilf »t absolute, and de
w l tided States did not
Ui agreeuig to a tonnage
a! from lightening the
. lar ‘ 01 >. would merely
' a ‘ expansion.
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lb w . I’oDitefl" there by
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THE CONCORD TIMES
J. B. SHERRILL. Editor and Publisher
j MEXICAN BEAN BEETLE
Has Made a A remarkable Advance
Within the Past Two Months.
Sir Walter Hotel.
Raleigh. July 14.—One of the most
j serious situations which the Deparf-
I meat of Agriculture has had to con- j
j front in several years is the remark
j able advance within the last two
i months of the Mexican bean beetle
i from the central part of the state
intTi the trucking sections of the east.
! according to the division of en
During the past season, the green
bean crop has been fully cut in half
by the ravages of the bean beetle.
; the department estimates, and. the late
; crop, just coming on, may be damaged
' still more than was the early crop.
! In the past, the beetle has not ad
vanced more than 30 or 40 miles a
j season and last fall it was not found
J east of a line drawn north and south
from the Virginia line, down through
Caswell, Alamance, Moore, Montgom
er, Anson nnd Union counties, to the
South Carolina line. But already this
summer the beetle has been found in
a large number of counties east of
this line, including Moore, Lee, Robe
son, Scotland, Balden, Cumberland,
Sampson, Duplin, and Wayne coun
ties, and is believed to have invaded
J. H. Harris, assistant state en
tomologist, is now making a tour of
the southeastern counties looking for
the beetle in the trucking belt. He
has already found it in the northeast,
in Orange, Wake, Warren, and Dur
“While we do not want to appear
as alarmists, we are reasonable sure
that a majority of the eastern truck
ing counties wil be invaded by the
beetle within the next four to six
weeks,” said Dr. 1L W. state
entomologist. “And that will mean a
serious situation for the bean growers
in these counties.”
Dusting the bean plants with cal
cium arsenate will destroy the weevil,
if the dusting is done soon enough,
according to Dr. I^eiby.
FIVE MORE ARRESTS ,
IN FLOGGING CASE
Two Women and Three Men Arrested
For Alleged Participation in Flog
ging of Woman.
Florence, Ala., July 14.—04*) —Two
women and three men were arrested
here last night on warrants charging
complicity in the flogging last week
of Mrs. Bertha E. Slay by a bapd
of arsons wearing masks and robes.
Those under arrest were: Mrs. Al
len Butley, Mrs. Lucile Lindsay, Allen
Butler. Charles Lindsay and Albert
In describing the persons for whom
warrants were issued by Walter .K.
McAdory. head of the state law en
forcement department, Mrs. Slay stat
ed that she recognized the two Women
‘*by their long hair and small feet.”
Formal Call Issued For Veterans*
Charlotte. July 13.—Call for the
annual meeting of the North Caro
lina division of the United States
Confederate Veterans was issued to
day by Gen. W. A. Smith, of Anson
ville, State Commander, through Ad
jutant General }. J. Cormby, of
The reunion will be held in Kal
eigh on August second, third and
fourth. The vets will be quartered
at State College, with all meals
served free. The first session wnl
j start at eight p. m. August 1-
j The program has not been ar
ranged, but it was stated that
Major Charles M. Stedman. repre
sentative in Congress from the Fifth
North Carolina district, will be one
|of the speakers.
THE STOCK MARKET
Reported by Fenner & Beane.
(Quotations at 1:30 P.
American Smelting ono
Atlantic Coast Line
American Tel. & Tel.
American Can --
Baltimore & Ohio os;
American Brown __
Bethlehem Steel '”l ts
Chesapeake & Ohio l&*
Frisco — f
General Motors 203%
General Electric 117%
Gold Dust __ 57%
Kennecott Copper 63%
Liggett & Myers B HB%
Mack Truck 07%
Mo.-Pacific Pfd. 105
Stand. Oil of N. Y. 3O
N. Y. Central 152%
• Pan. American B 54%
Producers Refiners 23%
Rock Island H 5
■ R. J. Reynolds
Seaboard Air Line 39%
: Stand. Oil of N. J. 36%
Southern Railway 129
» Texas Co. . 46%
i Tobacco Products lOl%
< 17. S. Steel 125%
i Vick Chemical 57%
f Westinghouse __ 81%
Western Md. 60
GOES OH TRIAL ON
Prof. T. B. Mauney. of
Candor High School,
Faces Serious Charges in
Court at Troy.
ENTERS PLEA OF
Mrs. F. F. Sanders Charges
That She Was Assaulted
by Mauney Two Days
After Her Marriage.
Troy, N. C„ July'* 14—(/P)—Trial
of T. B. Mauney, principal of the
Candor High School, on charges of
criminal assault brought against him.
by Mrs. F. F. Sanders, began here
Prof. Mauney pleaded not guilty.
Mrs. Sanders maintained she was as
saulted two days after her marriage.
The occasion she charged was when
she called on the principal nt the office
for permission to continue her studies.
She was formerly Miss Myrtle Poole.
She married a Candor barber.
About a dozen women faculty mem
bers were among the defense's char
acter witnesses, while students were
secured as witnesses for both sides. i
The jury was selected after an all- [
day questioning yesterday of 38 ven- j
iremVti from a total panel of 100 j
THE COTTON MARKET
Opened Firm at an Advance of 9 to
14 Points on Covering and Fresh
New York, July 14. —t /P) —The cot
ton market opened firm today at an
advance of 9 to 14 points ou active
covering and fresh buying inspired ;
by a sharp upturn in Liverpool re- j
ports of showers in the eastern belt,
and talk of probable large figures on
domestic mill consumption for the
month of June.
October sold up to 17.95 and Jan-,
urary to 18.25 or 13 to 17 points net
higher, aiul within 2 or 3 points of
last Tuesday’s high record on the new
crop positions. These prices attracted
realizing but the market was steady
nnd within 4 or- 5 points oJ the -best
at the end of the first hour.
After easing off about 10 to 15
points from the opening advance, j
prices firmed up on the report of the I
Census Bureau showing domestic
consumption of 662,630 bales for
June, compared with 518,607 last
year. These figures were said to be
the largest for the month of June on
record, and were within 742,000 bales
of the record for. any month. October
sold up to 18.00 and January to 18.30,
making new high prices for the season
on new crop positions, and net ad
vances of about 20 to 22 points. These
prices attracted heavy realizing, how
ever, and most of the gain was lost
with October selling back to 17,81
late in the afternoon, or within a
point of yesterday's closing quota.
Cotton futures opened firm: July
17.58; Oct. 17.90; Dec. 18.12; Jan.
Januarv 18.15; March 18.35; May,
18.51; July 17.55; October 17.81; De
Found Guilty of Assault With Deadly
Weapon.—Verdict Was Directed by
Charlotte, July 14.— UP) —-Conley E.
Robinson, young local attorney, was
acquitted of a charge of assault with
intent to kill, but found guilty of as
sault with a deadly weapon in su
perior court here today. The latter
offense is a misdemeanor and does
not involve loss of citizenship of his
license to practice law. The verdict
was directed by Judge’ James E. Webb,
Later Judge Webb announced that
he would not sentence Robinson until
With Our Advertisers.
Read J. C. Penney Co’s. Economy
News in this paper that spells ser
vice. value, quality and low price.
You will find enumerated a number
of good values for men, women and
The annual July and Birthday Sale
of Belk’s Department Store started
this morning with a big crowd through
out the store. New specials will be
coming in every day by express, and
there will always be big bargains for
You will find many low special
values in dresses and millinery at the
Gray Shop from $4 9o to $19.50.
Coats at $lO to sls, former prices
$25 and $39.50. There are just 25
coats in the lot and every coat is
worth at least double the price. Hats
now $1.95, were $6.95. See big ad.
The Yorke & Wadsworth 00. will
have a factory representative all next
week to demonstrate Rogers’ Brush
ing Lacquer. Take any small article
and It will be painted free of charge.
A free ice pick for every customer go
ing in the store any day next week.
Two cars of overstaffed and fiber
living room furniture just received at
the Bell & Harris Furniture Co. The
prices range from $37.50 up. N
Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Caldwell and
daughter, who have recently moved
to Concord, are occupying the Cor!
cottage ou West Depot street.
CONCORD, N. G., THURSDAY, JULY 14, 1927
BOBBY HOLDS LEAD
BY PLAYING UNDER
. PAR AGAIN TODAY
St. Andrews, Scotland, Ju
ly 14. —AP.—Bobbie Jones
played his second round of
t the British open golf cham
pionship in 72, one stroke
under par, giving him a to
tal for the two days of 140, j
and maintaining his lead in I
defense of the title he holds.
He was a stroke over par sot j
the first nine, but clipped j
two strokes off coming j
The champion faces the
final 36 hole test tomorrow,
with an advantage of si>i
strokes under par for the
classic St. AndrewvS course!
He was five under par with
his record equalling 68
score yesterday, and added
another today, Bobby’s
score of 140 for 36 holes
compared with par 146 fqr
BUILDING AND LOAN
MEETING NEXT WEEK
Officers of all Associations in State
Urged to Attend State and National
Sir Walter Hotel.
j Raleigh. July 34. —Officers of all
; the building and loan associations in
I the state are being urged to atteud
j the state convention of Building and
Loan Associations in Asheville on July
J 18, which meets in Conjunction with
the National Association there on that
I date, by Stacey W. Wade, Couiinis
' sioner of Insurance, and under whose
! department the regulation of these
associations comes. A letter has been
sent by Mr. Wade to all the associa
tions in the state calling attention
to the convention.
“This will he the biggest meeting
t of building and loan association men j
i ever held in North Carolina,” said j
J Mr. Wade,” and fuly 2,000 delegates j
are expected to the National conven
tion alone. Thus an unusual oppor- ,
tunity is afforded to the officers of
the associations in the state to get j
first hand information concerning whut
the National association is doing, and
what associations are doing in other
In North Carolina, the regulatid>/f
of building and loan association* is 1
j under the direction of the Oommission
ler of Insurance. Thus since he is
j the supervising officer of the assocm
' tions in the state, Mr. Wade will
attend both conventions, and make
an address before each one.
The associations in North Carolina
are in excellent condition according
to Mr. Wade, who sees a prosperous
year ahead of them.
ANWHEI PROVINCE IS
IN NEED OF AID NOW
It Is Estimated That 1,000 Persons
Perished There in Great Flood Dis
aster Last WeekT
Shanghai. July 14. — (A 3 ) —Urgent
appeals for aid were received in
Shanghai today from the southern
part of Amvhei province, the scene of
. a great flood disaster on July 6th
which caused the death of more than
1,000 persons. It wa« only yester
day that the news of the overflowing
of lower reaches of the Yangtse river
was received in Shanghai, and the re
ports were still meager today. Enough j
had been learned, however, to indicate
that tens of thousands of persons are
homeless and destitute and that vast
damage to property has been done.
Mid-Summer Clean Up Sale at Ivey’s.
The K ig sale of odd lots and broken
sizes of men’s, women’s and children’s
high quality summer shoes begins at
- Ivey’s tomorrow morning, July 15th.
Ladies’ shoes from $1.95 to $6.95, and
men’s from $2.95 to $6 95. The shoes
are all of high quality and taken
from regular stock. Go early and get
your size. Store opens at 8 o’clock
Friday morning. See big ad. in this
Charlotte Stores to Close.
Charlotte. July 12.—Directors of
Charlotte Merchants Association today
voted to close their stores for one
automobile race per year and in so
doing virtually certain a ra£e here
next September 19. That date has
been tentatively allowed by the contest
board of the American Automobile As
sociation, to the new owners of the
speedway, a syndicate of local men
who acquired it at auction sale after
the speedway had gone bankrupt.
Charlotte Woman Pays For‘Accident.
Charlotte, July 12.—Miss Mary K.
Holton, member of a prominent Char
lotte family, paid costs in Mecklen
burg Superior court today, in an ac
tion brought against her as a result
of striking with her automobile a
1 boy, Robert Mull, in Hoskins. Her
; attorneys tated that she had paid the
Mull family $750 as damages, so
Judge James L. Webb permitted her
to go without further penalty.
Killed by Lightning.
Canton, N. C., July 14.— UP)— Tay
■ lor King, 54 years old, was instantly
' killed by a lightning bolt Wednesday
afternoon during a brief storm while
‘ seeking refuge from the rain in a
: small house in the wood yard of the
• Champion Fibre Company, where he
was employed as foreman.
| Mrs. Jennie Bost has resumed her
l work at ijjelk’s Department Store
I after enjoying a vacation of several
Liquor, Not Oil, Produced From Well
In Sampson County, Officials Say
Clinton, N. C., July 14.—OP)—Al
though oil was not produced from an
oil well begun near here early last
month under partial financing by lo
cal people, officials eharge that liquor
wae produced from a 100-gallon moon
shine still within 300 yards of the
drilling machinery, and A. Orr, mem
} her of the firm promoting the well and
'two of his employes have been arrest
led, charged with operating the still.
Sheriff Med Morrison, of Sampson
J LOWER PART OF
BODY IS FOUND
1 Upper Portion of Youth’s Body
Thought to Have Been Eaten by
Wilmington, July 13.—Lower ex
tremity of the body of Trop Wood
cock, drowned July 4th in Elmore’s
Inlet while swimming with a party of
four others, has been found and buried
in Atkinson, N. C. The body was in
tact from the hips down, but no trace
was found of the remainder 1 which
is believed to have been devoured by
a shark or a mammoth fish.
Finding of the. remains of Wood
cock leaves but one body unaccounted
for, that being Leon Barnhill, Ham
stead, which has not been seen since
the five persons sank belpw the sur-
I face when caught in a treacherous
offset. The others were found the day
after the drowning.
Careful search is being kept up for
evidence of Barnhill’s body and the
remainder of that of Woodcock.
Finding of the lower limbs of Wood
cock bears out the statements of per
sons who said they,saw evidence of
human internal organs in the water
several days after the bodies disap
Remains of Woodcock were found
in the vicinity of the place where the
SUNDAY SALE OF GAS
Methodist Conference Appeals for
Stopping Sabbath Dealings In the
Goldsboro, July 13.—Sunday sale
of gasoline in rural sections should
j be stopped, states a 1,000 word resolu
j tion approved today by the district
! conference of the M. E. Church, South,
j The pai>er, signed by former Sheriff
K. A. Stevens, secretary of the con
ference, says the body is in favor of
a state-wide law forbidding sale of
gasoline on Sunday.
“We believe that the State of North
Carolina, which derives its authority
Cr enacting and enforcing law from
God Himself, should see Xo it that
His command to observe a day set
apart by Him be kept holy and
reflected,” the resolution reads.
**lt. is therefore through a sense of
Christian duty that we again proclaim
against the sale of gasoline on Sunday
from rural filling stations the same
as is prohibited in most towns and
cities on Sunday. The open Sunday
has no rightful peace in any Christian
Falls From .Top of 85-Foot Dam
■ and Catches on Way Down.
Norwood, July 13. —Carl Clinton,
carpenter at Hydro, fell from the
top of the 85-foot dam under con
struction =at that place. He was
caught by some steel as he was
colining downward, thereby badly
tearing his clothing and cutting into
several ribs. by which he was
suspended until aid could reach him.
He was taken to Albemarle Hospi
tal for treatment. Although the cut
ting steel caused some pain, its
timely aid prevented the young man
being cruished to death when he
inched the ground below.
COL. A. D. WATTS
IS CRITICALLY ILL
Little or No Hope For Recovery of
Statesville Man Held Out at Sani
Statesville, July 13.—C01. Alston
D. Watts, former collector of inter
nal revenue for'North Carolina, to
night was reported in a critical con
dition with physicians holding out
little- or no hope for his recovery at
a sanitarium here.
His illness took a turn for the
worse this morning and he has
grown steadily weaker, reports from
the bedside said.
Can Interstate Commerce Commission
Refuse Petition of the P. & N.?
Sir Walter Hotel.
By J. C. BASKERVILL.
Raleigh, July 14.—That the Inter
state Commerce Commission cannot
very well refuse the petition of the
Piedmont and .Northern for the ex
tension. of its lines to Greensboro
and Winston-Salem, and that the P.
& N. is acting wisely in proceeding
with work of acquiring its right of
way, pending the decision of the In
terstate Commerce Commission, is the
opinion of a number of officials con
nected with the State Corporation
One of the reasons for the belief
is based upon some of the testimony
brought out at the recent hearing of
the P. & N. petition before an ex
- amiiier for the Interstate Commorce
> Commission in Charlotte. At this
l hearing it was brought out that in
> the order of the L. C. C. some time
; ago, permitting the Georgia and
Florida railroad to extend its lines
from Augusta, Gr., to Greenwood, S.
• C., the commission, in its order, called
> attention to the faet that by so doing
[ the Georgia and Florida would be
able to connect with the Piedmont
county, holds warrants for other men
connected with the scheme, two of
whom. Wherry and Marion Carver,
the promoters’ ••geologists,” are niisn
ing. Orr. together with Jackson and
Jetner. employees of Orr and Wherry,
promoting the concern, have been re
leased in SSOO bond each.
Sheriff Morrison has evidence, he
says, that the oil operators had been
shipping liquor to New Bern and into
LEAPS FROM WINDOW
Effort Made to Enter Horae of Colored
Jeweler at Slier City.
Siler City, July 13.—An attempt to
rob the home of Tod Edwards, colored
jeweler of this plaee, about 10 o’clock
Monday night, so frightened one of
the grown daughters that she jumped
or fell from one of the upstairs win
dows. Possibly fatal injuries were
prevented when a neighbor coining in 1
response to cries for help appeared
just in time to catch the girl as she
Members of the family declare that
the marauder had entered from the
rear of the house and was coming
along the hall when they first heard
him. Tod and his wife were at church
at the time, but they were summoned,
and a large assembly of neighbors,
armed with chibs, huge gnus, and other I
dangerous and deadly weapons search
ed the premises. Tod is of the opinion
that the would-be burglar surreptit
iously joined this group and assisted
with the search.
It is believed that the purpose of
the attempt was robbery. Tod is
treasurer of his church, and the con
gregation had held a big rally Sunday,
resulting in over S3OO being turned
in to the treasurer. He feels that
the would-be burglar expected to find
this money in the house. •
In entering the house, a large hole
was ripped in one of the back screens.
KILED BY FALL j
Fall From Church Tower Proves Fatal j
To 61-Year-Old Contractor.
Wilmington, July 13. —William M. j
‘Roach, 61 years old, Greensboro con
tractor, died this afternoon at 1:30
o’clock in Walker Memorial Hospital
from injuries received earlier in the
day when he fell from the tower of the
First Presbyterian Church, now under
, construction at Third . and Orange
streets. He never regained conscious
ness. J - , .2 .
THie , body will be forwarded to
O*een*boro tomorrow morning on the
train leaving Wilmington at 4:35
o’clock for funeral and burial. It will
be accompanied by W. C. Holtz. Fun
eral arrangements will be made after ■
the body has reached Greensboro.
The contractor, who was inspecting I
work on the heights of the structure
lost his balance, falling to the floor
of the building, a distance of 25 feet
below’. His fall was not broken and
the crash broke his body in several
places. Death was attributed to com
pound fracture of the skull and hemor-!
rhage of the brain.
Mr. Roach, who was a widower,
leaves a son, William Roach, Jr., and
a daughter, Miss Louise Roach, both
25 DEATHS CAUSED BY
HEAT WAVE IN EAST
Thro© Others in New England Towns |
Killed in Electrical Storms.
New York, July 14.—(4*) —Twenty-
five persons in cities in the East were
killed by the heat in the last 24 to
36 hours, it was shown by compila
tions made here today.
Three others in New England towns
were killed in electrical storms which
only temporary relief to the
heat-blanketed section yesterday.
Although predictions were for slight
ly cooler weather today, forenoon
temperatures gave little indication of
In New York where five persons
have died since the heat wave ap
peared, the temperature at 10 o'clock
was 80, and climbing, and the humid
ity was holding at 75.
The Southern Railway will run a
speciaj excursion to Savannah, Flori
da and Cuba on July 21. Round trip
fare from Concord to Savannah sl6;
to Miami $26 and to Havanna $50.75.
and Northern, and thereby be able
to connect with Charlotte, and have
an outlet to the north.
“This would indicate that the In
terstate Commerce Commission has
already recognized the importance of
the Piedmont and Northern as an
interstate carrier, and that with this
former recognition, it could not well
afford to deny the petition to extend
it to Winston-Salem commission.
“For when the P. & N. is extended
to Winston-Salem, it will be much
more important in its ability to give
better service to Georgia and Florida,
than at present, since it will be pos
sible foz it, to connect with the Nor
fok and at Winston-Salem.”
Little trouble is being experienced
by the P. & N. in obtaining its right
of way, according to those who have
been following the situation, and much
of the right of way is being donated
to it by landowners through whose
land it passes. This is an indication
that the shippers in the territory
which it will serve are anxious to
have it put the line through, and are
ready and willing to cooperate. A
large part of this territory is not
served by any rail line at present.
. $2.00 a Year, Strictly in Advance.
EARTH mm \i '
Hebrew University One of >
Hardest Hit, Damage
There Alone Being Esti
mated at $50,000.
n arrow Escapes
ARE NOW NOTED
Gov. Symes Escaped Death
Only Because Tremors
Caused Train to Fall to
Left Instead of to Right.
Jerusalem. July 14. —( A *) —Exami-
nation of the wreckage of Government
House, badly damaged in Monday'*
earthquake, revealed that a stone from
a partially wrecked tower hurtled
through the roof of the chapel, de
stroying a picture of the former Ger
man emperor in Biblical robes.
One of the worst damaged buildings
in Jerusalem iff not in the entire Holy i
Land affected/ by the quake, is the
Hebrew University. Its library and
chemical laboratory suffered most.
The damage to the university is esti
mated at $50,000. A tentative esti
mate of the losses suffered by public
and private buildings in the earth-
area has been set at $1,250.-
Some narrow escapes from death
when the earth trembled have been
reported. A train on which Goverror
Symes. government secretary was
traveling, was derailed by the shock
in Yermut valley. It was thrown to
the left against an embankment. Had
it been thrown to the right it would j
i have fallen down a 800-foot precipice.
A chance postponement of a class
I from 8 to 4 o'clock in the girls' school
at Essalt saved the pupils and teach
ers, for in the interim the school
A prominent mausoleum architect
after an examination of the Temple
area placed the total damage there at
lews than $5,000. He denied a rejHjrt
that Kubbett Es-Sakhara. or dome of
the rock, was. damaged by the dis
turbance. saying that a minor crack
visible in the mosaic work is prob
ably due to early deterioration.
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MT. PLEASANT NEWS.
Mt. Pleasant, July 11.—Mr. and
| Mrs. John Herion, of Salisbury, and
j Miss Thelma Seaford, of Charlotte,
were week-end guests of Mr. and Mr*.
! S. S. Seaford.
Miss Beulah Burleson, of Albe
marle, returned to her home Sunday
after spending a week with the Misses
Katherin Barringer and Geneva Hahn.
Miss Lena Hahn arrived Friday
evening from Boone, where she had
been attending summer school. She
will be at home for only a short time.
Miss Hahn expects to attend the next
session of summer school in Salisbury
at Catawba College.
Brown McAllister is home for the
week-end from summer school at Le
Itev. and Mrs. J. W. Link and
children were visitors in Concord Fri
Russell Huffman, of Hickory, and
Kenneth Conrad, of Lexington, for
mer students of M. P. C. 1., are here
attending tlfe summer school for
Ralph Taylor, a graduate of M.
P. C. 1., spent the week-end here with
Miss Rosalie Faggart was the week
end guest of Margaret Lentz.
“Ras” Houzer, of Dallas, N. C.,
spent ja few hours here Thursday.
Miss Dorothy Sullivan, a student
of M. A. S., is here attending the
summer school for church workers.
Miss Sarah Goodman and Earl
Hendly, of Landis, spent the week
end with Miss Goodman’s grandmoth
er, Mrs. Luther Ritchie.
Paul A. Lentz, of Salisbury, spent
a few hours here Saturday afternoon.
Rev. J. Lewis Thornburg, of Dur
ham, and Miss Mary Lee Barnhardt,
of Salisbury, were visitors here Fri
Miss Salome Shirey is home from
Lenoiivßhyne summer school.
Mrs. P. K. Drye, of—Landis, was
the guest of Mrs. E. M. Drye last
Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Hahn, of Salis
bury, were guests of Mr. and Mrs.
W. L. Hahn Sunday.
Mrs. R. L. PattersOn and daughter,
Virginia Lee, from Nebraska, are vis
iting Mrs. J. H. C. Fisher.
Stern Charge Made to^Jury.
Charlotte, July 11. —“Fast living’’
by the younger generation caused
Judge James L. Webb to advocate a
9 o’clock curfew law in charging the
Mecklenburg Grand Jury today.
The jurist admonished the jhrors
to be on the lookout for any mer
chant selling cigarettes to boys or
girls under 17 years of age and
scored the practice of youth in tak- >
ing “wild joy rides’’ at night.
Comfit ion of Colonel Watts Critical.
Sftlitesville, July 14.—14*) —The I
condition of Col. A. D. Watts, former
collector of Internal Revenue for
North Carolina, and former state yev- !
enue commissioner, who has been ill
for some time at his home here, was
said to be critical this morning. At
tendants at his bedside said the end
was apparently a matter only of
Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Foil spent
Sunday in High Point.
•JITH’S PLANE ALL 1
SET FOR TAKE Off;
Little Silver Monoplane,
“City of Oakland,” Fad
ed and Provisioned in
Readiness For Flight. “
WEATHER NOT SO J
GOOD AT FIRST
Later in Day Pea Soup Fog
Started Lifting and Con
ditions Were Thought to
Be All Right for Tttfo.
Municipal Airport. Oakland, Calif..
July 14. —C4 5 )—The silver-winged mon
oplane “City of Oklahoma.’’ manned
by Pilot Ernest L. Smith and Navi
gator Emory B. Bronte, took o$T here
at 10:40 a. m. today for a 2,400-mile
flight to Hawaii.
The start came after Smith had
once tried to get off on the first trial,
the plane leaped down the runway bat -
soon slowed up and pulled to the right;
of the runway, coming to a halt *4
turned around and started taking
back to the head es the runway. Then
it stopped. Mechanics swarmed about
yelling at Smith asking what the
Municipal Airi>ort. Oakland,
July 14. — (A 3 )—Ijoaded with fuel and
provisions, the little silver monoplane
"City of Oakland,” today awaited on
ly her pilot, Ernest L. Smith, and
her navigator Emory N. Bronte for
the takeoff on a flight to IJaWaij. - *»
Two hours before the tithe of the
scheduled takeoff at 9 a. in., Pacific
Standard- Time, the pea soup fog
which had hoveerd over the airportS
began to lift and the breeze was com
ing in faint puffs from the northwest
and west. Field attendants said th#
takeoff could be made under those
Smith and Bronte slept long nn4
late at the home of Flight Managrfl
(’apt. Win. Boyle and their assistant*
had the preliminaries so well in hand
that the two aerial adventurers had
only to tumble out of bed and into
the plane and go.
In the absence of inviting weather
few were at the field as the hour for
the start neared. This was in great
contrast- the scene on June 2Rth
when Mairland and Hpgenberger
hopped‘off on their successful flight to
MACON PLAYER KILLED
WHEN STRUCK BY BALL
Raymond “Pete” Mann Instantly Kill
ed by Fast Ball Thrown by Toot
Macon, Ga., July 18. —Raymond
“Pete” Mann, third baseman of the
Macon baeball team was killed in
stantly this afternoon when be was
struck over the heart by a pitefied
ball in the Maeon-Asheville game.
Farrell was in the box for Asheville.
The first two balls pitched to Mann
were wide but the third hit* him.
Pete Mann is a brother of John
Mann, playing in the Texas league.
Pete Mann was next to the last
man in the hatting order. The score
was 0 to 0 in the last half of the
Tom Angley, the catcher who was
the first Macon man at bat in the
third inning singled and was taking
a big lead off first.
Catcher Luebbe was signalling for
wide ones so that Angley could be
caught off first Two balls had been
pitched but efforts to catch Angley
napping were futile. "The, Macon
third baseman got set to sacrifice on
the uejet pitched ball according to
spectator* but it was an in*hoot and
tried to step into the ball. If struck
Mann just below the heart and the
player dropped to the ground, dying
Mann caine here last summer from
Terre Haute, Ind., where his parents
reside. He was considered one of
best third basemen in the South At
The coroner’s jury exonerated Far
rell, in connection with the death of
The verdict of the jury read “Ray
mond Mann came to his death by be
ing accidentally hit by ;i bail pitched
by Tom Farrell of the Asdteville
THE STOCK MARKET
Operators for Adavnce Had No-Dif
ficulty in Bidding Up Their Favorite
At Will. <.
New York, July 14. — (A 3 ) —Opefft-
tors for the advance had little difficuir
ty in today's stock market in bidding
up their favorites at will. Improving
prices for copjier and larger exports,
folowiug distinct a upturn for better
in the steel industry were regarded
as bearing out predictions that busi
ness in the last half of the year would
soon mend. Brokers reported that
public particii»ation was tb? largest
1 in two months or so.
I The Bonnet Shop, operated by the
! Misses Brackens, has moved into new
! quarters at the Curl Building, North
Union street. The shop was formerly
on East l>epot street.
Generally fair tonight; Friday part
ly cloudy, probably local thundershow
ers in afternoon. .