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f3£i The Concord Daily Tribune PHI
HIKES WESSON I
DF GULF BEFORE !
Willie Hardison Died in Elec- \
trie Chair in State Prison,
and Confessed to the Mur- 1
der of Cyrus Jones.
OTHER NEGROES IN
CASE NOT GUILTY
According to His Last Hour
and Two Prisoners Wit
(By thp A a nor tmrf! Praia.
Raleigh, April 27.—('onfessing to
Solicitor .1. A. Powers n lew moments
lief ore lie was led to the death chain-;
her that he alone was responsible for
the murder of Cyrus Jones, Onslow
County mail carrier, Willie Hardison,
a Iti-year-old negro youth, was execut -1
<-d at the state prison here this morn-1
In his confession to Solicitor Povv- j
ers, Hardison declared (hat Frank '
Dove, George Williams and Fred Hove,
all under death sentence in connec
tion with the killing, had nothing what
• ever to do with the slaying of .Toms.
Solicitor Powers prosecuted the ne
Hardison told Solicitor Powers that
he killed tiie mail carrier in order to
get his automobile and go to Peters
burg, Va., to visit a brother. The oth
er negroes knew nothing of his plans,
Hardison told Solicitor Powers.
Solicitor Powers indicated that he
would recommend commutation or par
don for the three negroes awaiting
Hnrdison was led into the death
claim her at 10:30 and the current was
turned on at 10.32. The electricity
Was shut off one minute later, and
the prison physician signalled the
Warden that Hardison was not dead.
The current was again turned on and
45 seconds later Hardison was dead.
The negro spent his last moments
with Ills spiritual adviser, a local ju
ftro preacher. He else ‘o*d him (hill
he alone was cspjt i de Ve * -Le*k- -
ing of Tones. Hardison 'made no state
ment while being strapped into the
The execution was Witnessed by 40
persons, including 1 woman and two
prisoners. One of the spectators
THE COTTON MARKET
disappointing Cables Caused Milrliet
to He t’nsettled at the Opening.
(Mr the AUliclatMl I’n-xn.l
New York, April 27. —The cotton
market was rather unsettled at. the op
ening today, owing to disappointing
cullies and reports that the affairs of
one of the largest Manchester cotton
goods exporters were being liquidated.
First prices- were 34 points lower for
September, with later months 4 points
lower to 8 points higher, but the tone
of the market was steady and prices
soon advanced on a renewal of cover- .
irig by old crop shorts and buying
stimulated by unfavorable weather
reports from the southwest. May
rallied from 28.(10 to 28.02 while Oc
tober sold lip from 24.58 to 24.83, of
about 17 to 23 points net higher.
Cotton opened steady. May 28.70:
July 27.43; Oct. 24.57; Hec. 24.07;
UNKNOWN MEN KILL
FARMER AND (FAMILY
Friend of Dead Planter and Her Son
Also Fatally Shot.
<Br the Associated Crw.i
Hayworth. Okln., April 27. —Thomas
Hammill, a planter, his wife and their
daughter, a Mrs. Tope, and the latter's
ten-.vear-old Son were shot to death
when they were called to the door of
the Hammill home near here today
and tired on by two men who rode
up to the house or horseback.
A flve-year-old daughter of Mrs.
Tojie was proliably fatally wounded.
The identity of the men has not been
Society of Newspaper Editors.
Washington, D. C., April 27. —One
of the most infleential organizations:
in the United States, though an infant I
in age, is holding Its annual meeting !
in the capital today and tomorrow. It
is the American Society of Newspaper
Editors, formed a year and a half
ago for the purpose of elevating journ- ;
nlistic standards and safeguarding
professional ethics. The two-day pro
gram of business and entertainment
calls for a visit to the White House
to enable the visiting editors to pay
their respects to the editor of the Mn
rion Hally Star.
Florida May Stop Practice of
Leasing Prisoners to Companies
Tallabasse, April 27 (By the Asso
ciated Press).—The Florida legisla
ture advanced another step toward
abolishing the practice of leasing con
victs to private individuals and firms
today when it passed in amended form
a Senate bill looking to that end. The
vote was <ll to 5.
The House already had prepared a
much broader meusure dealing with
convicts, and It stood on the calendar
for third rending when the Senate
severul days ago passed the bill do
Will Bray, Negro, Found futility of
! .'Manslaughter.—Oihfr Ca:e; Dir.no>
I cd Os.
j The most important case tried iq
Cabarrus Superior Cnurr Thursday
j was the one charging Will Bray, hoi
1 gro, with murder. He was found guil
ty of manslaughter and sentenced lo
serve is months on the chain gang.
, John Trull was charged wiili ns-
I nil all with a deadly weapon mi two
j counts, in ilie first lie is lo pay the
|costs and 815(1 to S. M. Underwood,
(prosecuting witness. In the other lie
is to pay tin- costs and S2O.
j Wight Imrnhnrdt was tried for ns
. snub with a deadly weapon and was
'found not guilty l.y the jury,
j Martin finger, who Wednesday was
|found guilty of assault with a deadly
i weapon in two counts, was sentenced
Thursday, in one ease he is to pay
tile costs nml a tine of $75 and in the
jollier is to July the costs.
I Tim Douglas, charged with seduc
tion. was found not guilty iiy a jury,
j Richard Brown, charged tvitti as
sault with Intent to rape, was cleared
by ti jury which returned tt verdict of
■ not guilty.
It is probable that no session of the
!court will be held tomorrow, as most
jof the criminal docket has been clear
ed up. Monday, however, the ease
against Maurice C. Howie, of Monroe,
charged with murder in connection
i with the death of an 8-year-old girl,
will lie tried. This ease will lie the
last on the criminal docket, and when
completed the civil docket will lie
j taken up.
I FIND LOST GIRL WITH
HEAD BADLY ('RUSHED
Police Think Celia Shevirk Was At
tacked.—Clothes Toni am) Her Roily
Covered With Blood.
(Uy the Ahno.-uilt'd Premo 1
Richmond, Va., April 27.—After tin
f: 11 night search by relatives, started
when she failed to return from a mo
tion picture show which she attended
wit Ik a girl companion early last eve
ning, Celia Siievick. Hi years old, was
found unconscious this morning at a
1 railroad viaduct within a few blocks
of her home. Her skull had been
crushed, and the police believe she
had been attacked. Physicians ex
pressed little hope for her recovery.
Every available detective and many
patrolmen in plain clothes have lieen
assigned to the case, and efforts tue
being made to locate the gill's compan
ion. whose name is not known,
The girl, daughter of A. Sheviek. a
tailor, is of small slid lire, and officials
cannot understand why she was so
roughly treated. Her - clothing was
torn and she was covered with blood.
No outerr was heard h.v anyone in
Hitt flikWVfned .-Hid mm-if travers
ed section of the city.
MANY WITNESSES WILL
TESTIFY FOR DEFENSE
In Case in Which Three Men Are
, Charged With Kidnapping and Fiog
j ging Two Women.
cbe AnuclßUid Ptmiiu
Dumbarton, April 27.—Sixty wit
nesses were under summons to appear
today for the defense in the prelimi
nary hearing of B. M. Lawson, Title
Brogden and John Hedgepeth, (“barg
ed with burglary, and conspiracy, as
a result of the alleged Hogging of two
women by a masked hand of IS men
near here recently.
The prosecution closed its (“use late
yesterday after Mrs. Hattie Pifrvis
had testified that she recognized the
three defendants as members of the
'hand, and Mrs. Mary Watson, the
.other woman, who claims she was
whipped, had asserted she recognized
Mrs. Purvis also testified that the
men told them the flogging was done
because she was running a disorderly
house. She took occasion to deny this.
Mrs. Watson added that her husband
when told of the whipping, comment
ed that they "got what they deserved.”
HELD WIFE IN W ATER
UNTIL SHE WAS DEAD
Plumbing Conlrnctor Says He Killed
Wife After a Quarrel Over a Fur
(By the Associated Preaa.
New Britain, Conn., April 271—Hav
ing confessed that he sat on his wife
in a shallow pond until she was drown
ed, John A. Carlson, a plumbing con
tractor, was held today without bond.
Carlson and his wife mere married
24 years ago. Two sons, aged 111 and
15, live in this city. Carlson gave
his age as 44. He told the police
he had quarrelled on the motor trip
with Mrs. Carlson because he pur
chased for her a fur cot costing $l3O
when she wanted one costing S3OO.
: Kansas Instructs in Care of Cream.
! Topeka, Kits., April 27.—Kansas
! cream producers expect to lie aide to
show an ino.-ease in earnings of sl,-
000,000 a year us tile result of the
school iteing conducted throughout the
. State in cream handling by the Kan
sas Agricultural College. The school
shows the fanners liow to take care
of the cream they produce and the buy
ers how to grnde the cream, and take
proper care of It from the time it is
brought to the station until it goes
into the churns at tiie creamery.
ing uway with the lease system. The
House today in order to get in its pro
visions covering treatment of prison
ers not covered in the Senate bill, at
tached its measure on to the Senate
hill as ail amendment mud passed it.
The measure now goes buck to tiie
Semite for concurrence in the House
Representatives Witt, Wetherington,
of Hamilton and McCall, Mays and
Harris, voted against it.
CONCORD, N. C., FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 1923
ft KANNAPOLIS ft
ft DEPARTMENT ft
Knnmiiiolis. April 25.—Kannapolis
Bargain Week was reported a big
success h.v all the participants, ospo
cinlly by Miss Sallte Beatty .who won
the Ford touring car. The Y. M.
(’. A. grounds presented nil interesting
scene Saturday afternoon when the
car' was given awny. Mr. E. .1.
Sharp, in his usual jolly manlier, ad- .
dressed tiie immense crowd Hint had
assembley to see who had tlie lucky i
number. A large wooden box con
taining (lie tickets was revolved sev- :
eral times so as to mix them. Little ,
Miss Alma Freeze was called to the 1
platform, blindfoldel. and held uji
within reach of the tickets." The ;
number drawn, 74P7. was announced
by Mr. Sharp, who passed it to
Messrs. H. A. Allred, Sam Query, and
Ray House!, all of whom verified the
number, after which it was written
on a hoard in plain view of tiie wait
ing crowd., After a brief lapse of
time while each one was looking over
his- tickets, if was. made known that
Miss Snllie Beatty was in possession
of the lucky number. Miss Beatty |
was invited to tiie jilatform amid the :
cheers of many friends. She ascend-!
ed the steps to tile porch where the
car had been placed, and in a very i
winsome manner became possessor of
the much coveted prize.
Miss Pauline Gardner, of Salisbury, i
was the week-end guest, of Miss Thel
tint Farrell, of the Kannapolis Inn.
Miss Lula Sides spent the past week i
with home folks near Cleveland. N. C. ;
Miss Thelma Farrell and Mrs. R.
P. Honsell sjient Thursday in Stills- ,
bury shopping. .
. Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Deal and little .
son, Glenn, Jr., sjient Sunday in
Mnoresville with Mrs. Deal's mother, 1
Mrs. J. P. Brantley.
Miss Lula Sides lias accepted a po- ,
sition with the Cabarrus Savings Hank |
of Kannapolis. ,
At the meeting of the Woman's Mis- \
sionnry Society of tiie Bajitist Church ;
Sunday, April 15th, Miss Bessie Fun
derburk, who had been sent as a del- i
egate to the... convention of the Worn- 1 .
tin’s “Missionary Union at Durham, M
gave an interesting report of the eon-j,
vention. also reported decided progress
in woman’s work.
The friends of Miss Julia Willett !i
will learn with pleasure of her being
tilde to resume her work Tuesday as
a member of the clerical force at the
Pa rks-Belk A 'imiunn.v.
‘ of Brevard. .
spent the week-end at home.
Sir. Tom Mstiney spent Saturday
Mr. W. J. Willett was called yester
day to Taylorsville on account of the
critical illness of his brother.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Stewart spent
Sunday with Mrs. Stewart’s parents. |
Mrs. L. L. Thornburg is spending
the week with her daughter, Mrs. W.
C. Sides, near Cleveland.
Mr. W. L, Rhyne and family, of
Stony Point, were week-end guests of ,
Mr. W. J. Willett and family. ,
Miss Maude Furr was hit Monday
evening at 0 o’clock while returning
from work. She had just resumed
work, following an attack of measles.
Mr. and Mrs. Hendrix, who have
made their home in this city many
years, will move this week to Gastonia.
Mr. J. W. Bounds is moving his
house effects this yeek to Burlington.
Mr. Bounds will come for his family
the latter part of tile week.
Mr. Norris Donaldson, of Charlotte,
was the guest of Mr. Corbett Donald
son Sunday at his apartments at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Willett.
Mr. Ray Roberts, of M. P. ('. 1.,
spent the week-end of home.
51 r. .T. P. Choate, of Charlotte,
spent the week-end in the city with
Many Kannapolis ponjile will be
pained on learning of the death of
Mrs. J. M. Short yesterday at her home
in Roanoke Rapids. Her son. Paul
Short, was summoned home Sunday
morning. Interment is to take place
today in Charlotte.
The condition of Miss Mary Willett,
who recently returned from the hos
pital, is still improving.
Mrs. B. E. Barnhardt is spending
today in Salisbury.
Mesdames R. A. Swnringen, P. L.
Ketehie, Duncan, and Miss Dollie Al
len left yesterday for Monroe, where
they will nttend the Missionary, con
ference in the capacity of delegates
from tlu> First Methodist Church here.
Mrs. Craven, of the Pa rks-Belk cler
ical force, went to tiie Long Sanatori
um Sunday, where she will undergo:
an operation for the removal of her i
Tiie annual concert of tiie Woman’s |
Club will he given at the Baptist I
Church Thursday, April 26, at 8 p. mi. I
A sjiecial program will be given, and I
a silver ocering wil be taken at the
Mrs. Nelie Lippnnl has accepted a j
position with the Parks-Belk Co.
Mr. and Mm Zeb Thornburg, of
Clncord. and Mr. Eearnest Beaver, of
Ohio, were the guests Sunday of Mr.
J. W. Cant lien. Mr. Beaver's mother
is expected to visit friends and rela
tives here and in Concord in the near,
Mr. W. M. Sides and family spent 1
Sunday in Landis with Mrs. D. F. i
Mrs. Jj. SI. Ballard, of Salisbury, vis
ited Mrs. W. M. Sides Sunday.
Mr. Fred Smith, who had resided in I
tliis city about two months, and has]
a position as Superintendent of the
road building force in the national ,
highway here, left Tuesday for his
former home in Knoxville, Tenn., re-j
turning to Kannapolis Monday even-'
ing with his bride, who was Miss
Georgia McDaniel, of Knoxville, Tenn.'
Mrs. Smith possesses rare beauty and
her attractive personality will readl
tConcluded on page four.)
COMMENCEMENT AT M. P. C. I. TO
BEGIN THIS YEAR ON MAY 20TH
Baccalaureate Sermon Will Be Delivered
by Dr. C. J. Congware, of Charleston.—
Rev. L. A. Thomas, of This City, Will
Speak Before Alumni This Year.
The commencement program for M
P. ('. 1. lias been perfected-and an at
tractive list of sjieiikcrs has been se
cured. Commencement exercises will
begin Sunday, May 2(lih, when the bac
calaureate sermon will he preached lo
the Rev. G. J. Gotigawtiro, D. l)„ tie'
scholarly and popular pastor of St
John’s E. L. (’hurch.friiartestdn, S. C.
The address before jlie V. M. C. A.
will lie delivered in the evening of (lie
same day by the Rev. 11. Brent Sehaef
fee. Mr. Schaeffer is Secretary of the
North Carolina Synod and the pro
gressive jiastor of Si. Matthews E.
L. Church, Kings Motintniii, N. C.
(hi Monday. May 21, at 3:31) p. in.,
the Rev. Ashley Cliapiiell. D. D.._of
Asheville, will diliver the Literary
Address. Doctor Chappell is a recog
nized scholar and orator and is in de
mand as a eommeneeinenl speaker,
j Sjiecial interest allujlios to the com
mencement exercises of 1!)23, because
ithe Executive Committee will at that
time make definite arrangements for
tiie erection of a new dormitory,-the
first, unit in the enlarged and modern
ized plant designed for the institute,
and because of the size of the class to
graduate. There a rest 30 seniors and
there will lie the largest graduating
class that has ever gone out from Mt.
The session lias been a successful
one, both as regards; the attendance
and work done. With an enrollment
of 101 representing patronage from I
Maryland to Florida, the Institute has
been greatly handicapped on account of
limited dormitory cnpiu-ity. The new
dormitory promised will, therefore,
(relieve a situation that has been an
embarrassment and a hindrance to
growth. It is hojied that all who have
made pledges to the building fund, es
pecially Cabarrus County folks, will
make it a jioint to liquidate the same
lat an early date. The Institute can
jbe an even greater asset to Cabarrus
and Piedmont Carolina, if it is pro
vidded wish tiie necessary equipment.
I The Institute Glee Club, which has
! been under (tie direction of Rev. C. A.
Linn, recently gave a most interesting
jirogramme consisting of songs, dia
logues and comedy, it was the first
public performance sos this session
and modi- quite n “hit** Several re
quests Have come from neighboring
towns fov a repetition of the perform l
time and arrangements me being made
to appear in Albemarle next week.
The usual large attendance at com- j
mencement is expected. Already a j
goodly number of alumni' mid former t
students have indicated that they !
would be present. The speaker olios- 1
en by the Alumni for this year is the ;
Rev. L. A. Thomas', pastor of St. j
James Lutheran Church, Concord, j
cord. Something good, as usual, is j
expected from Mr. Thomas.
THREATENED GUARD !
But They Were Repuised, tiie Guard ,
Wounding Six of Them With Buck
(By (be AsMoeinied Press.i
St. Louis, April 27.—Eighteen tni--
oners armed with iron bars and clubs,
who attempted to escape from the city
workhouse today were overcome- by a
single guard, and as a result six are
at the city hospital suffering from
buckshot wounds in their legs and
the remainder are in solitary contine
ment iiending investigation of the at
tempted dash for liberty.
With Our Advertisers.
If you want Spring and Summer
goods of the latest patterns and styles,
and on easy terms, it will pay you to
read the James H. Farley ad. in this
The Cabarrus Savings Bank will tie
glad to give yon advice as to money
matters. Your account will be wel
In a new ad. today 0. 11. Barrier &
Co. tell you about some grocery spe
cials for Saturday.
Fresh fish today and* tomorrow at ;
the Cabarrus Cash Grocery Co.
Buck's New Perfection Ranges sold
at the Concord Furniture Co.
Enter your child in “Squibb’s Health
Baby Contest.” Ad. of Pearl Drug
Co. gives particulars.
H. B. Wilkinson is making special
prices on mattresses for two days. Full
i particulars in new ad.
| The refrigerators sold by the Con-:
cord Furniture Co. have a systematic
I manner of keeping the witter col l.
| Call at the store and see them.
I Are you going to build? Then talk
I with John K. Patterson and Co. about
Grant Wage Increase.
(Ur (be AxNoclnlrO
New York. April 27. —The Great
Northern Paper Company, the On
tario Paper Co., nnd the St. Croix i
Paper Co. have granted union demands j
for a general wage increase of 5 cents
jnn hour, it was announced here today.
I Union officials declared they were con
fident that other leading American
land Canadian paper companies would
I grant a similar increase.
Seize Much Liquor.
I Highlands, N. J., April 27 (By the
■Associated Press). —Coast guardsmen
; today seized the motor lighter Napo
gue with an estimated cargo of nearly
110,000 cases of liquor. The lighter
I was en route from the rum fleet to the
i-Uew Jersey shore when captured off
j Sandy Ilook.
| At Gibson park tomorrow afternoon
at 3:30 tiie Gibson and Kannapolis
■ teams will play ball.
10 CUE SIMMY
New Fast Trains to Start Op
erations on That Date.—
Several Changes in the
A number of changes in its schedule
is announced for Sunday by Hie South
ern Railway Company. 'Flu* changes
were announced some time ago, lint
the definite schedule has just been
made pnhiie. Several new trains will
he added under the new schedule, and
several present trains will lie discon
tinued. Tiie changes become effective
Sunday, April 2!ith.
Train No. 44 will he discontinued
and in its place train No. 136 will lie
operated, to leave Concord at 5 a. m,
It will run between Atlanta and Wash
Train No. 30 will arrive in Concord
at 10:55, on its present schedule.
Train No. 40, now due in Concord at
j 3:45 j>. m. under the new schedule will
leave Concord at 3:15 p. m.
No change is made in the schedule
of train No. 12, which is due here at
7:10 ji. m. No change is made in the
schedule of train No. 32, due here at
8:28 ji. m.
Traill No. 34 makes its first run on
Sunday. It will iiass Concord at 4:45
j). ill., hut will not stoji here. It will
be the fast mail train to New York,
and will jiick uji Concord mail, which
will arrive in New York the follow
ing morning at 0:15.
No. 30 under the new schedule will
be due here at 1:4o.
No. 38, under the present schedule
due in Concord at 8:04. p. in., under
the new schedule will reach Concord
at 0:30 p. in. 11 will stoji ill Concord
under the new plan.
No changes are made Lithe . juiiy .
schedule of train No. 31. TEo time
of train No. 11 is changed from 0:25
I to 0:05 under the new plan.
| No. 38, the new train, will jiass Con
! cord at 8:27. Concord to lie a regular
i slej). It will take the place of train
I No. 37. under the now plan, will
j jiass Concord at 0:55, and will not
I No. 45, now due in Concord at 3:20
j i). in., under the new schedule will lie
j due in Concord at 4:35 p. m.
I Under the new schedule Nos. 135
land 35 will retain their present sclieil
! The time of No. 20 is changed to
2:52 a. m. under the new plan.
; Three trains are discoitinued under
|the new plan and three new tYiiiiis
j added. The trains to he taken off are
! Nos. 137. 138 and 44. In the place of
the former two Nos. 33. and 38 will
stop here, and in the place of No. 44
No. 130 will be operated.
New train No. 34, passing here at
4:45 ji. m., will carry Concord mail.
It will he the fastest train the South
ern has operated in many years be
tween New Orleans and New York
City, and will cut down the present
time of the fastest train about six
JOHN DUNK LEE DIED
Death of Winston-Salem Man Oe
eurred in Baltimore Thursday
(By the ApHoelated Prepp.t
Baltimore, April 27.—John J. Dnnk
iec, 47. president of the Zinzendorf
Laundry Company, Winston-Salem, N.
C., and well known througout that
state, dropped dead in a drug store
here Inst night.
Mr, Dunklee had come here with his
wife to lie treated for heart trouble
at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Last
evening he complained of pains about
the heart and went to the drug store
to buy tablets. He was rushed to a
hospital after stricken, but on arrival
j physicians pronounced him dead.
Want the Co-operation of British.
i Hr ihe ANKodntpd rnn* >
Washington, April 27.—-New repre
sentations on the subject, of rum
smuggling have been made by the
State Department to the British gov
ernment which it requested in friendly
terms to co-operate in preventing ves
sels tlylng the British flag from en
gaging in liquor traffic between Atner
] lean and foreign ports.
Bryan In Raleigh.
(Dy the \Kxoclaled I’rfii )
I Raleigh. April 27. —William Jen
nings Bryan, who is to speak here to
| night, was a formal caller with Jo-
I sephns Daniels, former Secretary of
the Navy, on Governor Morrison, of
I North Carolina, this morning. Mr.
j Bryan later addressed the Kiwunis
Club at luncheon.
Will Mahe Investigation.
"the A Hum-In led Press. I
j Washington. April 27. —Frederick M.
! Ryder, American consul at Vancouver,
was instructed by Secretary Hughes
today to investigate the firing on the
American schooner Siloam by a Can
adian fisheries patrol boat, which re
sulted in the dentil of J. M. Yorke,
1 a member of the Silonm's crew.
MYSTERY MAN IN BALTIMORE
MAKES BET UTTI.E IIEAKW 9»
Still Be lie yes He Is VY, G. Earn swarf n»
but Knows Not His Place of Kcsi
Baltimore, April 26.-—As myster
iously as iie apjx-ard in th.s city ibis
morning, the amnesia victim train
Charlotte, disappeared Shortly alter
Leaving the train at Baltimore. W. 1
G. Farnsworth, the name he uses now, 1
went to tiia hotel Belvedere. I-env-1
ing his baggage, which consisted simp- j
ly of a traveling nag, there, he went'
to the hotel Emerson. Here lie spent
several hours going over the register
for several years back. Farnsworth
explained that lie could recognize nis
hand 'writing, although lie could riot
recall his name.
After going through the entire
register, lie picked out three names,
U. E. Anderson, Frank W. -Campae.l,'
and W. J. Bagby, all of Philadelpnia.
Writing the name "W. G. Farnsworth”
at the topi of a sheet of paper, the
amnesia victim then wrote the three
names below it. Comparing his writ
ing with tiie writing on tiie register,
hs jiointed oul to a little group of
men who were aiding him discrepan
cies which proved that he had not
written the originals.
Farnsworth is wearing a (Masonic
charm but does not recognize Masonic
symbols when they are placed before
him. Several of the men. however,
also of tiie same order, took an active
part in trying to help Farnsworth for
fraternal reasons. Tt was one of these
who suggested that he mention some
name which he remembered. Alter
a little thought Farnsworth mentioned
the name of Silas Huntington Carpen
ter, whom he said was chief of .police
of Montreal. Canada. Police head
quarters were called at once and a j
ong. distance call to Montreal reveal- j
ed the fact that in 191 S. He has a i
son living in Edmonton, Alberta, and j
efforts -are being made to locate t-liis I
son in the belief that he nmy shed j
some light on the mystery.
Refusing a room at tiie Amerson j
the ‘Mystery Man” left about noon
today. He has not been seen since.
Baggage which he left at the Belve
dere vanished into thin air, none of I
the employees there being able to j
identify a picture of Farnsworth as i
any one they had seen there today, j
The “Mystery Man," who was
found suffering from amnesia near
Columbia, S. 0., last week arrived in
Baltimore today from Charlotte, N.j (',.
where ho had been in a hospital since
He was still uncertain of his place j
of residence, but believed that or.a of j
tiie clerks at the Hotel Emerson,
.tfharc ,Ue remqjnbired. having sicppfd i
sometime ago, would foe able to re- j
cognize him and make h's identiflea- j
tion carta hi-< He denied, However, |
that he lias SIOO,OOO deposited in a i
When he left the train at Union i
station, he refused to talk to repor- j
(ers who met him. declaring that he j
had been hounded by too many people j
for the iast few days and that be-i
would 1 have to rest before lie cou'd j
make a statement.
“I’m nearly wild,” he said, “and I j
want to rest. " If you don’t, leave me !
alrne now, I'll hit you with this stick.” !
He wrote a telegram to friends in j
Charlotte, notifylllg them of his ar- ;
rival and saying that he was going to !
a hotel here, si'gning his name "Walter j
IWhen a photographer snapped his I
picture as he was waiting for a car j
to take him down town, he raised a i
heavy cans' and attempted to hit tie j
THINKS LEAGUE COULD
SETTLE RUHR TROUBLE
Lord Robert Cecil Says Time Is Ripe
For Question to Be Put to League.
(Rr tlic AAooelnted Press.!
New York, April 27.—-Ending his |
tour of America. Lord Robert Cecil,
league of nations champion, today ex
pressed la-fore an audience here a wish <
that some great power would ask tiie
league to intervene in tiie Ruhr.,
He declared Ihe time is rijie for the
league to take nji discussion of the
Ruhr situation, the reparations ques- ,
tion involved and the demands of ’
France that her safety be definitely
and specifically guaranteed by the oth
er major jiowers.
Louden Given Shock, Lizzie isn’t
London April 26.—Those who have I
been happy in the belief that the
Duke of York is marrying a Scotch
girl received something of a shock
today when they read in the Daily
Express a statement by Arthur
C. Fox-Davies, the distinguished
genealogist, that Lady Elizabeth is I
not Scotch, but English. Mr. Fox- j
Davies traces the new duchess' an- j
cestry back to the first Duke of York j
who was born in 1341 and from ;
whom the present duke of Yont is |
American Held by Chinese Robbers.
Hong Kong. April 27 (By the As
sociated Press). —11. C. Rowson. a
I member of ibe stuff of the British-
I American Tobacco Company, has been
\ captured by robbers at Moli, north of
, the port of l’akhoi, in the southwest
'of Kwangtung province, and is held
for $30,000 ransom, according to pre
.' sanitations made by the company to
. j the British consular authorities today.
South May Get New Man on the
Federal Reserve Board Next Week
Oij the. Asscelsted Press. 1
Washington. April 27.—The resigna
. tion of John R. Mitchell, of St. Paul,
, I from the'Federal Reserve Board, was
< presented to President Harding today
? by Secretary Mellon.
-1 The resignation of Mr. Mitchell,
- which was due to a desire to return to
, private business created n second va
cancy on the board, the place held by
NEW YORKDIE WHEN
, HOIS ARE BORNEO
i AH of the Fire Victims Lived
in Five-Story Brick Tene
ment, and They Occupied
the Top Floor. ;
20 OTHERS WERE
INJURED IN FIRE
Seven of the Dead Were
Members of One Family
and Others Belonged to
. Now York, April 27 (By the Asso
ciated Press). —Fire of mysterious or
igin starting in a pile of rubbish on
the first floor of a five-story hack ten
etnent in East 100th street early to
day swejit through the building and
caused the deaths of 12 persons, mem
bers of two families living on tlio top
Twenty persons were injured, and
firemen made spectacular rescues of
many of the 200 living in the building.
Seven of the dead were members of
the family of David Mendelliamn, a
I painter who had planned to move to
j day to a little farm upstate which he
i recently purchased. They were Mrs.
! Mendelhimm and her children, whoise
luges ranged from one to sixteen years.
I The other dead were Aaron Kuxis,
his wife, their daughter Bertha, aged
121. their son David, 18, and a relative
of Mrs. Isaac Brownsteiu, who was
PROMINENT HAMLET MAN
I FOUND DEAD IN IIIS ROOM
' Believed to Have Been Killed by Ac
| cidental Discharge of Revolver Dur
Hamlet. April 20.—Henry Rowan,
a prominent citizen of tliis place, was
found (lend in Ins room sit tiie home of
his brother. T. 11. Rowan, this liiorn
, ing. Many theories have lieen ad
j va need as to the cause of the death of
| the deceased, but it is thought that it
I was the result of an accident.
Jlfttßimrar. xyje-pr f. nervous temper*
| ament and often walked about in his
; sleep. It is thought by (hose, most in
timate with him that hls death was
'caused by the accidental discharge of
! a revolver w hile in one of his nervous
j sra res.
I He was in good health and in pea
j feet state of mind w hen he retired last
j night. No possible cause for suicide
i lias yet been revealed.
The deceased was one of Hamlet’s
leading business men. He came here
| from Carthage when (he town was in
its infancy. lie was connected with
Ithe Hamlet. Grocery company, wliole-
I sillers, in tiie jiosition of manager, and
was one of the largest stockholders'
jin this concern. He was an active
! business man and had interests in sev
! eral of the business houses here,
j The deceased was unmarried, and is
survived by his father and mother,
! Mr. and Mrs. 1. D. Rowan, of Oar-
I thage, and one sister, Miss Lettie
j Rowan, who resides with her fahter.
j Four brothers, T. H. Rowan, of this
city; Rev. J. C. Rowan, of Concord;
Rev. C. H. Rowan, -of Paw Creek, an<P">
Carl Rowan, of Carthage, also survive.
Funeral arrangements have not been
BAPTISTS’ STUDENTS ARE
HOLDING ANNUAL MEETING
Students From Schools in tiie Eastern
States Attending Greensboro Confer
illy Ihe ANMKilnted Frc*a.)
Greensboro, Ajiril 27.—With Baptist
students from schools and colleges in
every section of North and South Car
olina, Virginia. Maryland and the
District of Columbia, the Southern
Baptist Students’ Conference for the
eastern states opened at the First Bap
tist Church this city at 2 o’clock this
afternoon. The sessions of the con
ference will end Sunday afternoon at
3:30 o'clork when Dr. L. S. Scnrboro,
of Fort Worth, Texas, General Direct
or of the $75,000,000 campaign, will
speak on “Facing Life's Challenges.”
Delegates to the conference repre-
I sent upwards of 10,000 Baptist stu
dents in schools and colleges of that
| denomination and in other educa
tional institutions ill Eastern states.
! A feature of the first session was an
j address by Dr. Chns. E. Maddry, sec
! rotary of missions for the state of
I North Carolina, who outlined the pur
' jiose of the inter-hoard commission on
student religious activity of the soutli
jern Baptist Convention when he spoke
on “Our Southern Baptist Student
Man Hanged in Georgia.
Lafnyette, Ga„ April 27.—George
Baker was hanged here t(Hlay for tiie
murder of Deputy Sheriff J. W. Mor
ton nt Durham, in this county, in
March of last year.
the lute Milo D. Campbell “the dirt
farmer member’’ having not yet. been
filled. The President is expected to
announce appointments to both va
cancies early next week.
The place made vacant by Mr.
Mitchell s resignation, It was said to
day, would be tilled by a representa
tive of the South, which now has no
representation on the board.
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