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Negro Starts Riot Then
Pays With Life for Act
Negro Became Angry When
Told to Wait for Pay Check
and Fatally Shot the Clerk
Who Handled Money.
Posse Dynamited House in
Which Negro Barricated
Himself.—Riot Calls Sent
Out by Officers. .
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Helena. Ain.. May IFailure of n
negro minor to receive his pay chock
r. suited in three men, including the
negro, being killed, and two others ho-1
illy wounded here yesterday afternoon |
and nighl, after .riot Calls had been |
.‘'tnl to the Shelby County scat at Co |
lumhia, and to tin- sheriff's office in
Birmingham, and a house in which the
negro had barricaded himself had been
dynamited and tired by a posse of near
ly a hundred officers and citizens.
According to witnesses. John King,
negro, came to tin* office of the coal
company early in the afternoon and
asked for his pay. After being told
by Allen Abernerhy, the time clerk,
that lie would have to wait for his
cluck, lie left without comment.
He returned in a few minutes, drew
a pistol and shot A hornet by in the
side, fatally .wounding him. He then
ran from the office.
King barricaded himself in a house
about .'MM) yards front the time office,
with a rifle, shot gun and the revol
ver with which he had killed "Aberna
Headed by the Helena chief of po
lice a force of deputies and peace of-1
fleers immediately went to King's homcj
to arrest him. King's reply was to j
-open fire, wounding Colley Hoy in the
arm and left side.
He continued tiring with his shot
gun and wounded .1. W. Hoy in the'
left side and the leg. The officers then
retired and sent out a riot call.
When reinforcements came, it was
decided to dynamite and Are the house
in an eflort to dislodge King from liis
barricaded position. The officers tinal- 1
l.v succeeded in setting tire to tile
place. King was slowly forced from
the house by tike heat, taking refuge
lieneath, When ilie blaze iieOrtnte intol
erable, lie drugged himself from the
house toward the gate, tiring at rate
doni. His last shot struck i’liillips,
who was unarmed, standing on an em
bankment and looking down at the ne
gro's house for signs of him.
After killing Phillips the negro
prowled to the gate where a bullet
from a high powered rifle took him,
above the right eye, killing him.
' SUGAR BOYCOTTS ARK
PRAISKI) BY HOOVER
Secretary of Commerce Thinks Less
I’se‘of Sugar Will Bring the Price
lßr the AMOclitcetl Prow.>
Washington, D. t\. May I—Ameri- ,
can women who are organizing boy
cotts against the use of sugar are
“on the right track” in the opinion of
“The way to control prices of food
commodities,” siaid Mr. Hoover to
day, "is to bring about the spontaneous
control of consumption.”
President Approves Boycott Plan
Washington, May I.—President
Harding feels it is wholly consistent
for people who have a complaint
about prices of a commodity to re
strict thisir consumption of that com-,
modity it was said at the white house
today in connection with the move
ment started in varous parts of the
South to boycott consumption of
To Sell Stock to Employees.
(Bv th« Aumcuot mu.
Lawrence, Mnss., May I.—The Pa
cific Mills announced today that it
wotdd sell shares of its stock
to its employees at cost, on the install
ment plan. Any dividends declared
before payment is completed will be
credited to the subscriber. Five hun
dred shares have lieen alloted to the
Columbia, S. C., plant.-
I Do You Burn Coal? Read:
Federal Fuel Administrator, Air. F. R. Wadieigli, after spend- jj l
ing ninny months in extensive study of the Nation’s coal troubles, iji
recently, in ail open statement to domestic consumers, advocated 11
summer buying of winter requirements., staling that householders 2
would benefit from the fact that they are likely to get cleaner and V
better prepared coal in warm weather, due to less breaknge from jij
handling, and a lower mojsture content. i j i
The experience of tiro padt Wintef seems to demonstrate clear- jij
ly the expediency of domestic consumers obtaining next winter’s ![i
requirements during the Spring and Summer months, if that is 1
done, it will result in more steady work for tiro mines, ami a more Ji [
economical movement by tiro Railroad Companies, spreading the ji
production of maximum requirements over a longcy period. Those ] i
who lake nrirnnttige4hf Fuel Administrator Wndieigll’s suggestion ij
will ire assured of their Winter’s coal, while others who do not, i
may again And it difficult to obtain a supply later on, except 1
at much higher prices. f j \
1 have a few ears Best Double Screened Jellieo Lump Coal thnl \ \
—4 beg to offer at the low price of $10.70 per ton. Best Virginia |
Lump Coal at $0.30. I thank you for your order. Terms, Cash.
A. B. POUNDS
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SCHEDULE OF VISITS FOR
The Fayssoux Tribune Spy
will visit the pi ices shown be
low nr the approximate times in
dicated. Any persons who de
sire lo apprehend the spy may
he on tiro wnich for him aeeord
Ffird's Dept. Store 10 a. m.
i Brown’s tl a. m.
| .1. H. Farley 12 m.
Hoover’s I p. m.
Porter Drug 2 p. in.
Pi arl Drug Co. 3 p. m.
T’iggly-Wiggly 3:30 p. m.
Musette 4 p. m.
| W. A. OVerca h's 1:20 p. m.
iteil & Harris 3:00 p. m.
Piggly Wiggly 10 a. m.
I W. A. Ovorcash’s 10:43 a. tn.
Third's Depl. Store II :30 a. in.
j J. TL Farley I p. m.
I Musette 1 :43 p. .n.
Bell & Harris 2:30 p. m.
Brown's 3:13 p. m.
Porter Drug Co., 4:00 p. m
Hoover's 4:23 p. m.
Pearl Drug Co. 3:30 p. m.
LOOKING OYER STATE
Is Guest of Governor Morrison While
He Studies Slate’s Forward .March.
Raleigh, April 30.-—Governor .Mor
rison and E. B. SnWeezy, vice presi
dent of the First National bank of
New York city, began today a tour
of piedmont and western indusma
centers of the state. iMr. Saweezy,
who is a member of th:- syndicate
thiit has a large amount of North
Carolina bonds, is the guest of the
governor for the week as ho looks
; over tlie material aspects of me
I state's forward 'march. Mrs. Saweczy
i and son atv also making the tour.
I Yesterday the governor, Air. and
j Mrs. Saweczy and the governor's sis
ter, Miss Ida ‘Morrison, motored to
‘Chapel Hill, where the New York
financier was made familiar with the
extension program under way there.
Although the itinerary of the gov
ernor and banker has not been an
nounced, it is known their stops will
inc ude Durham, Greensboro, Win
ston-Salem, Charlotte and Asheville.
. )Mr, Saweeay expects to return -tq-
New York after a brief stay in the
DENTISTS HEAR EXPERTS
AT PINEHUKST MEET
Scientific Lectures on Dentistry Given.
—Afternoon Given Over to Enter
. illy the Anaoctatrd '‘tmh.»
Pinehurst, N. 0., May I.—Scientific
lectures on dentistry were given here
today at the joint convention of flu:
North Carolina and Virginia 1 Ten till
Associations by' members of the two
bodies and by experts from other
Air. M. B. Rudd, of Richmond, a
]Kist president of the Virginia organ
ization. discussed the construction of
partial dentures by an indirect meth
od. ~ Other sjieakers included Dr.
Loren Sayre, Chicago: Dr. L. W. Osl.
Pittsburgh; and Dr. Clinton C. How
ard, of Atlanta.
Automobile trips, golf and the races
here were on the program for the af
ternoon, which was set aside for en
David Livingstone Anniversary.
London, May I.—l Many magnificent
floral offerings were Diled over the
last resting place of David Living
stone in Westminister Abbey today,
this being the fiftieth anniversary of
the death of the famous Scottish mis
s'onary explorer. Although the nody
of Livingstone rests in the Abbey, the
heart of the great missionary is
buried in the wilds of Africa, where
he labored for so many years and
•where liis death occurred on this date
Fire Discovered on Ship.
(By (be Ateochiied rre**. •
, New York, May I.—The steamship
llaiti was towed into midstream from
ner pier this afternoon. Flames wore
discovered in her fire room. She is
an oil burner.
CONCORD, N. C., TUESDAY, MAY 1, 1923.
FEDERATION WOMEN’S CLUBS
Everything in Readiness for Meeting
at W'inslon-Salem Tomorrow.
(By llir -\NN»<»infed FreNM.)
Winston-Salem, May I.—Everything
is in readiness here for the opening
of the North (Carolina Federation of
, Women's chibs convention here tumor-’
row. a number of national officials to
tic in attendance. The convention
will remain in session three days.
Mrs. Thomas G. Winter, of Minne
apolis, president of the gpneral fed
eration: Mrs. I). S. Berry, California,
chairman of the line arts in the gen
eral federation, and Mrs. Mark Obern
dorfer. chairman of music; Mrs. Lind
say Patterson, first president of ilia
North Carolina organization, and
others will deliver the principal ad
dresses. The national officials will
leave after the convention here lo at
tend the General Federation Council
meeting in Atlanta. May 7-11.
Mrs. Patterson will deliver the ad
dress of welcome on Wednesday night
and M*rs. R. R. Cotton, the response.
Mrs. Sidney Cooper. Henderson, pres
ident of the North Carolina’ Federa
tion. thqn will deliver her annual ad
, dress, followed by -a speech by Mrs.
Oherndorfer. Thursday night will lie
| fine arts evening at which time
j poetry, music and short story loving
1 cups will lie awarded.
. Friday evening will lie known as
"President's Night.” Mrs. ](Vlnler
will spoonk and all past presidents of
Hie state organization will lie seated
on the stage. On Saturday the new
executive board will elect a chairmen
of departments and an election of a
president will take place.
' 1 Breakfast 'conferences, in which sev
.feral of the departments of the federa
tion will he combined for round table
discussions of the work of the depart
ments, will Tip features of the conven
REP. KITCHEN IS NOW
TAKING “REST CURE”
Physicians Slate His Condition Is Not
Serious, Hut That He Needs to Rest.
Wilson. N. <’.. May 1 (By 111.' Asso
ciated Press). —Representative ('lntide j
‘ Kitchin, former minority leader in the
lower house of Congress, is a patient
• at a local hospital taking the “rest
care.” Mr. Kitchin entered the hospit
al yesterday, and liis condition Is de
clared by his physicians to tic not se
Representative Kitchin recently suf
fered an attack of influenza and ids
i already run down condition was said
to have been greatly weakened. He
vame to Wilson from Scotland Neck
yesterday by automobile accompanied
by Mrs. Kitchin and liis two sons-in
law. His physicians saiil today the
former minority leader was iii fine
BO.YRD OF CHARITIES'
IS HOLDING MEETING
Meeting. Is Being Held Behind Closed
Doors, But Members Will Make a
IBy the Associated Press. 1
Greensboro, May I.—The quarterlv
meeting of the State Board of Chari
ties and Public Welfare here this af
ternoon at 3 o’clock will lie behind
closed doors, according to A. W. Mc-
Allister. of Greensboro, a member of
the board. At the close of the meet
ing. however, a statement will lie is
sued to the newspapers, he said.
The Board is expected to make
plans for the prison investigation
which will tic undertaken in accord
ance with plans made following the
meet iag last week with Governor Cam
eron Morrison in Raleigh.
Seek Solution of Trade ProWftins.
New Orleans, La., 'May I.—Means
of promotiqg foreign commerce and
of solving the rail and water trans
portation problems of the country
will be the subjects of discussion at
the tenth convention of the National
Foreign Trade Council of the United
States, which assembles here tomor
row for a session of four days: Many
delegates from all sections of the
country arrived in the city today to
attend the sessions.
Two general topics of discussion
at the convention will be:
ability to buy Ameri
; can goods, as evidenced by a
thorough study of European condi
tions today and (he progress made
during the last year.
2 —The best ways and means to
cheapen and perfect the movement of
e»|K>rts anil imports between central
United States and the seaboard.
' The first of these subjects will be
the basis of a report from a special
1 committee which has ‘been wonc.ng
; on the subject during the last year.
The financial aspects of foreign trade
will be discussed by bankers, who
, will take up also the effect of the ex
i change situation and the state of
i Os special \interest to shipping men
i will be the address of James A. Far
| roll, president of the United States
i Steel Corporation, on the shlppi. 0
i situation ol the world.
1 Dancer:' Pass 144 Hours Mark; Still
i Baltimore, April 30.—Five of the
1 eight dancers who this morning
\ equalled the endurance record set at
i Youngstown. Ohio, last Saturday, .it
1 8 o’clock tonight passed the 144 nour
i mark, although in an extremely ex
‘ iiausted condition they are eontinu
| lug to shuffle about the floor,
i At the start of the dance last Tnes
‘ day they anouneed their goal as 150
| Withdraw From Injunction Case,
i Chicago, May 1 (By the Associated
1 Press). —Counsel for railway em
| ployees of the Department of the
American Federation of Labof, repre
-1 senting the shop crafts in their de
| sense against the Injunction proceed
ings dt Attorney General Dougherty,
today withdrew from the case which
wins scheduled to come - before Judge
Mayor Prevents Meeting
by Neils Gron at Portland
The articles below, inken from the
Press-Hem id, of Portland. Maine, will
I lie of interest 10 Concord people, inas
much as Mrs. Orou Is a Concord wo
man. and before Carriage was Mrs.
The following article was published
GRON AND WIFE'S ATTORNEY
CLASH IN BITTER ARGUMENT
Shout Epithets of Liar, Traifor, Brule
Pharisee at Pythian Temple Meet
ing Where Lawyer Is Unwelcome
l‘an« inoniimi lire! | > loose at Py
tliian Temple last fright when Neils
Gron adjourned a mceiing of persons
interested in liis plan to regain cus
tody of his son. jfineph 7. F. Con
nolly. former judge njf Superior Court
and attorney for tie former Mrs.
Gmii during her rtivdrce hearing lasi i
December, arose and insisted upon giv :
ing an address. ;;
Shouting at the top of their voice-, J
Hie two men’ each jeontradieted tlie I
other, called each other such names as
"liar," “contemptible tortile,” “traitor" j
and "Pharisee.” , I
Warning that Ihe Bill persons tires ]
vnt were joining in wftlaf might he eon-1
strued as an attack on the court s.vs- 1
tem of this country Was given by Mr. :
Connolly, the uninvited guest, who Mr. i
Gron repeatedly called a Pharisee. !
Finally. Mr. Gron Ipft tlie hall, as-1
ter shouting an apology to those who I
had listened to his unusual debate, j
and went to his hotel with liis bride. I
formerly Mrs. Snidee (lowan Dusen-i
"I cannot stand this any longer,"!
shouted Mr. (iron, as tie left for the
rear of the hall after all but coming;
to blows with Mr. Connolly.
“If yon want to stay, you can iis-!
.ten to him, that contemptible brute. |
than whom there is no greater,” said
Mr. Gron, his face rel with passion. j
As he left, amidst applause, he was 1
patted on the hack ami congratulated ;
by many persons who stood in the j
doorway of. tlife hall lie had hired ro j
give liis address of protest against the j
retention of the custody of bis nine |
year old son. Neils, Jr., h.v ids former
wife, Mrs. Madeline Masters Stone.
Connolly Opens Fire.
The meeting was adjournal at 0:3!)
o’clock, after Mr. Gron had talked for
nearly two hours on his scheme for the
appointment of a board of public
guardianship for ihe child which Judge j
Lauren M. Sanborn of Superior Court
gave the mother at the. time he de-i
creed a divon-e. lv. . . _i
It was without interruption up to;
that point, although Mr. Gron repeat- 1
ediy made reference to Mr. Connolly. |
who sat in the midst of tlie audience. ;
Mr. Gron waved liis hand in an air ,
nouncement that the meeting would
adjourn until next Thursday night, i
The 140 women and sixty men who at- >
tended rose to go.
Mr. Connolly also rose liefore Mr. j
Gron left tlie stage which he had or- :
eupied alone, and in a loud voice nn-j
nouneed that he had something to say. i
All stopped in astonishment. Mr. i
Gron pointed out that this was a “par-1
liament of public opinion.” a designa
tion lie gave to the meeting during
ids address, and proposed tlie taking
of a vote to determine whether or not
those present wished lo hear (liis un
Mr. Connolly had continued to talk
(luring this proposal, so that the roar
of two voices from two large and alile
bdied men effectually confused what
each wished to convey.
But the vote was taken while Mr.
Connolly shouted that Mr. Gron was
“the most contemptab’.e thing I ever
Excitement was too intense for a
careful count of votes. Mr. Gron at
tempted it but failed.
Fifteen persons, approximately, nrose
in favor of an address from Mr. Con
nolly. Sixty persons, more or less,
nrose to voice their opposition to any
any address from the former judge of
This vote made not ihe slightest dif
ference in the deport meat of Mr. Con
nolly. He continued lo talk and in an
even louder voice than liefore.
“We are now dismissed.” said Mr.
Gron. while Mr. Connolly continued to
talk, “and we can leave this man here
to talk to those who wish to remain."
Applause and cheers greeted this an
Shouts of "Hire a hall,” were ad
dressed to Mr. Connolly by persons in
the assembly as he continued 7 his talk.
Others raised the heavy lie aches and
dropped them to the floor, while still
others shouted and booed. This creat
ed a noise that for a time threatened
to drown Mr. Connolly’s voice.
But lie persisted.
“You people have sat here listening
to an attack on our courts,” he warn
ed. "Our judges have been assailed by
this man and you have listened—you
who d<* not know about the evidence
in this case.”
"Please leave the hall.” shouted Mr.
Gron. advancing within two foot of
Mr. Connolly. Jtotli waved their arms
to emphasize what they were saying.
Each threw a fiery glance nt the other.
“Here is a man who traded with n
Northern country during the World
War,” shouted Mr. Connolly, pointing
to Mr. Gron, “and who was denied ad
mission to this country during that
“That is a lie,” shouted Mr. Gron.
“He’s slandering (he courts of this
county,” said the determined Mr. Con
nolly, still hampered in his effective
ness by booing and stamping: of
“I don’t care what he says- of me,”
said Mr. Connolly, “or what he says'
of Bishop Brewster or others. I do say,
(Concluded on page four.)
* NON STOP DANCE *
* RECORDS BROKEN. to
--* (By the Associated Press.) K
to: Baltimore. May I.—Dragging to
•I' aching feel ami weary bodies
-V around the flour of Ihe 4th Regi- to
to: .Tv‘Hi Armory, ihe five survivors tor
to: of the endurance dancing contest to
:r staggered info j In- 157th hour of to:
to" tlie marathon at 8:45 o'clock this to:
to: morning. Four young men and a *
toe 10-year-o!d girl were "carrying to
to: on” at that time. Fifty started to:
to: Hie grind as tlie same hour last to*-
to: Tuesday night. rK
to- The management announced to- to:
, to: day that the contest would con- to:
to; tinue indefinitely. to;
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i YON-SUIT MOTION ALLOWED
IN BOWIE MURDER (ASF,
'Motion Made at Conelhision of State’s
Evidence—Sentences A nisi tine, tl
1 By Judge Weltb.
The case against IManrice C. Howie,
| Monroe man charged with tile death
‘of an 8-ycar-oid girl of this eity, , ~me
jto a sudden end Monday afternoon
| when a motion to linn-suit, was allowed
[by Judge James L. Webb, presiding
iat the present term of Cabarrus 1
I Superior Court.
I The motion,to non-suit was mode
I by attorneys for the defendant at th3
conclusion of the State’s evidence,
| the court ruling that the-evidence aid
not warrant a continuance of the
Mr. Howie was arrested several
I weeks ago when he, was charged with
| striking ihe child with his auto. The ;
l grand jury returned a true murder ,
j bill against him last week and miner i
agreement the case came up at the ;
j opening of court Monday after a i
j week-end holiday. j
j ISeveral men who were found guilty
jof various offenses last week were 1
! sentenced Monday. G. 8. Smith was ’
; fined S4O and the costs for assault 1
I with a -deadly weapon. Ho -was fined .
; .S3O and the costs and required to give 1
a S2OO bond for his appearance at f
each October term of court for two 1
, years to show good behavior in anoih- 1
l er case.
| Charles Dees was fin«d S9O and the 1
i costs and required to give a S2OO 1
1 bond for His appearance at each Uc- '
1 toher terrr.hir court’fm-two years to
! show good behavior for assault with '
l a deadly weapon. 1
! (Olailence tSliniling was /sentenced 1
‘•for carrying a concealed weapon and 1
mssault -with a deadly weapon. In the 1
, first case he was fined SSO and the '
! costs and in the other case was
j fined S4O and the costs and required
I to give a good behavior bond of S2OO.
I returnable at each October term of '
| court for two years.
11,8445,555,045 POUNDS OF
TOBACCO ON HAND APRIL 1 l
4Vidius Bureau Says This Much Was )
Held By Manufacturers and Deal- 1
era. ■ j
Washington, April 30,—Leaf tobae- 1
co held by manufacturers and deal
ers April 1 aggregated 1,846,555,045 <
pounds, compared with 1,491,300,988 i
on January 1 this year and 1.784,550;- ;
762 on April l last year, the censys i
bureau announced- today.
Chewing, smoking, snuff and ex- ;
ports types totaled 1,327.731,051
pounds, compared with 1,068,041,-
784 -on January 1 this year and 1.-
3-03.255,393 on April 1 last year. 1
Cigar types totaled 441,590.228
pounds compared with 346.603,961 on
anuary 1J this year and 401.632,676 !
on April 1 last year.
Imported types totaled 77,233,766
pounds, compared -with 76.655,213 on 1
January 1 this year and 79,662,693
on April 1 last year.
PRESIDENT OF KRUPP
WORKS IS ARRESTED ;
Being Held by French in Connection |
With Sltcatiiiig at Krnpp Plant on
Essen. May 1—(By the Associated
Press) —'Dr. Gustave Krupp von Bohl
ennml Halbneh, president of Krupp ,
Works here, -arrested -today by me J
French military authorities in con
nection with the shooting at Gie Krupp
plant on March 31 when Mourleen
Germans were killed and thirty
wounded in a clash -with the French
The head of the Kru~n works will
lie charged with three others of the
Krupp;-. directors, with endangering
the safety cf the troops of occupation
in violation of the decree of General
-do Goutte, the French military chief
in Hie Rult-r. This decree provides
for imprisonment from 10 years up
to life at hard labor or execution by
THE COTTON MARKET
Was Rather Irregular and Unsettled
During Early Trading Today.
CBy (hi* Amaocinfeil Prm-
New York. May I.—The cotton mar
ket was rather irrefeutnr and unsettled
during today's early trailing. The
cables were better than due and the
opening wns steady at. a decline of 3
, points on August, but generally 2 to
13 points higher in consequence.
Cotton futures opened steady. May
i 27.05; July 20.43; Oct. 23.95; Dec.
23.54; Jan. 23.22.
■ Prof. Hilbert Fisher, Mrs. Fisher
and Miss Smith, of the faculty of,
Slont Atnoonn Seminary, arc spending
the day In the cily.
CHARGES STUDENT WAS
- KILLED IN CLASS RUSH
Tin's Theory Advanced by Officers Who
Have Reen Making lnveslit-aG—
<asc. \ stated
CBy Che Thuh-IMmI Pi-Mi °
Chicago, May I.—lJeghton .vrfiunt.
Northwestern University student mis
- sing since Ihe September, 1921, class
rush, whose skeleton wns found in the
Evanston lake front last night, was
killed in the class rush, Chief of Po
lice Legged, of Evanston, declared to
•'Mount's body was carried to Hie
pier after his death and buried be
neath heavy slones." Leggett said.
“There could tie no other explanation
of the presence there of liis skeleton.
"It is likely that Mount was acci
dentally killed during the class war
in September. 1921, and that his body
was hidden by students who were
frightened as a result of their hazing,”
Both arms and hands, one foot and
one lower leg are missing, the chief
Chief Iyeggett and President Walter
Bill Scoli of the University, met to
day to arrange for the inquest tomor
row morning. Chief Leggett announc
ed that, the hoys who testified as the
hearing held soon after Mount’s dis
appearance were to he among those
snnnnnoed to testify at the inquest.
Beside the skeleton identified by the
boy's mother through a licit buckle
and fragments of a coat, the chief ex
hibil for the inquest is a piece of
rope about 3 feel long found by the
body. Students engaged in the class
rush of 1921 said today it was similar
to the hopes given .scores of under
classmen for use in tying the hands
and feet of members of the opposite
DROP CASE AGAINST
Announcement Made Just 24 Hours
Before Case Was to Come up in
<By (he Associated Press,k
Chicago. May I.—Leaders of the
strike of railroad shop men today
abandoned their cause in defense
against the Federal injunction obtain
ed by Attorney General Daugherty last
September, and announced that their
possible contentions in the Case had
The announcement by counsel for the
defendants, coming 24 hours in ad
vance of the hearing on the govern
ment's application for a permanent in
junction was interpreted by Black*
burn Esteriine, an assistant solicitor
general of tiie United States, as
amounting to a default, which he
termed a. "fiasco.”
After announcing that all attorneys
for tin' defense had withdrawn at the
request of the officers of tlie railway
employes department of the American
•FoiicraGoit lUauald J*ii-chut-g r !
of Hie defense counsel, expressed that 1
the shop men were satisfied with the
•sirnati(.*( and) that life government
could' find such satisfaction as they
could and do as they wished with the
ALEXANDER D. MEBANE
DIED MONDAY NIGHT
Was Man Who Added Fifth Lock to
(ti (Hilary Locks in Cotton 8011.
(By the Ahauciated frvnm.t
I.ockhart, Texas, May I.—Alexander
D. Mehane, famed cotton breeder, who
(added a fifth lock to tlie ordinary four
locks in a boll of cotton, and thereby
tiroughf countless wealth to tlie South
in the development of the seed, died 1
here last night.
Mehane cotton is known the world
over. Mr. Mehane came from a fam
ily for which Mehane, X. C„ is named,
and nil of whose members have been
identified with cotton for generations.
He originated the cotton about thirty
With Our Advertisers.
“Hot water like magic”—watch the
ads. of the Concord Gas Co.
Buy your next winter's coal now.
A. B. Pounds will sell you jellici# lump
coal for $10.75 per ton or Virginia
lump coal for $9.50.
Milk Maid bread—“quality first and
The Musette has secured the agency
for the Remington portable typewriter.
Awnings will make your home
more comfortable and attractive. See
new ird. of the Concord Furniture
Hood. Kelly and Goodrich tires and .
tidies are still being sold by the ‘
Ritchie Hardware Co. at the same;
old price, though the prices on them
.-have been advanced.
The Orchard Produce Co., ( succes
sors to L. E. Roger) specializes in
country produce. See ad. on last page.
Will Electrify Part of Virginian Kail
Pittsburg, Pa., May 1. —Electrifica-
tion of the Virginian Railway be
tween Roanoke. Virginia and Mullins
West Virginia, a distance of 215 lili es
was announced litre today by the
Westinghouse Electric and Manufac
turing Company, which lias been
awarded the contract at $15,900,000.
American Vessels for the Present at
Least, Will Not Sell Liquor Aboard
(By the Associated Pwm.l
Washington, May 1. —Definite indi
cations worn given liy Chairman Lask
er, of the shipping board, after a cun
ferenee today with President Harding,
that government owned ships would
ltd kept “bone dry’’ for some time at
least, although under yesterday's Su
preme Court decision they could legnl
ly darry and serve liquor in the high
Mr. Lasker discussed with the Pres
ident for nearly an hour the situation
arising from the decision. Later, the
President took the same matter up
with hfs cabinet, and - was consider
ted likely that a definite statement of
: the administration’* course would be
forthcoming' before night.
TO GET 125 CUM
The Spy Will Visit Different
Business Houses Daily.—
Fayssoux Astounds All
With a Blindfold Drive.
Report of Activities of Un
known Yesterday Supplied
by Grapevine Wireless.—
Great Interest Manifested.
Tlie mysterious Fayssoux-Tribuna
spy. who will bring ids discovered $25
in cash, today made liis appearance in
Concord, and began visiting various
places of business, according to "grape
vine wireless’ information furnished
The Tribune. He made a number of
piireluises in different stores during
Hie day and visited and inspected oth
The person who finds the spy while
holding a copy of tlie current issue of
The Tribune and having a reserved
seat ticket to the Fayssoux canvas
tiieatre will lie awarded $25 in cash.
Tile finder must say "Fayssoux's
Spy," with the blank properly filled
A schedule of visits which Hie spy
will make tomorrow is published in an
adjoining column of this paper. The
time mentioned is only approximate,
and the spy's appearance at tlie places
mentioned may vary a few minute*
cither before or after the hours nam
Concord Monday afternoon had her
first experience with a blindfolded
man driving an automobile through
her business section. Fayssoux. the
hypnotist, pulled Ihe stunt, and he
got away with it without a hitch of
Accompanied by G. Ed. Kestler, AV.
O. Allen and J. B. Yandle the hypno
tist while tightly blindfolded, drove a
Ford from liis tent in the rear of The
Tribune office up Bat-brick street to
Union, up Union to the St. Cloud Ho
tel. tiaek down Union to the post?dice
and then lyirk up Union as far as the
1 Fityssotrx threaded through, the traf
fic with as mutch ease as the average
driver. When cars stopped liis pas
sage he put on the brakes and gave
the slop signal with liis hand as quick
ily ns could anyone. He negotiated tlie
corners without the least hesitation and
turned his ear around twice without
any trouble either to himself or other
drivers. Just as he reached the in
tersection of Means and Union streets,
two wagons canV‘ suddenly fyoni
Means and Barhrick streets, almost
catching liis car between them-. .With
out a moment’s delay he lmd his car
at a standstill, and lie stood there un
til tlie wagons moved on.
v At the St. Cloud Hotel Fayssoux lo
cated a post office key which had I men
placed there unknown to him by some
of tin' men who made up the ride with
him. He took the key to tlie postof
fice, went immediately to tlie box
which it unlocks, secured the letter
which his companions had placed there
and carried it to the Ritchie Hardware
Company, to which company it was
addressed. His blindfold was not re
moved until he delivered the letter.
- The demonstration of the hypnotist's
ability was a revelation to many who
witnessed liis performance.
Mayfair Losing Its Prestige.
London, May I.—Mayfair, according
to sonic who profess to know, is be
ginning to lose its fashionable pre
eminence. The change is attributed lo
present-day condit.ons, particularly
the high cost of living. The mansions
of Mayfair are so large and their up
j keep so expensive that their owners
can no longer afford to live in them,
i Most Londoners are probably
ignorant of the derivation of the name
Mayfair. It. dates back to the seven
teenth century, when the section was
the scene of tin annual “May fair.”
The fair was done away with in noB,
but was subsequently revived, being
held on the same site until its aboli
tion in 1764.
Baptising at West Concord Baptist
Kerr .Street Baptist Church will bap
tise at West Concord Baptist Church
Wednesday night at 7:30. We have
fifteen tp baptise. There were 24 ad
ditions tii the eliuroli during tlie meet
ing just closed. I’ASTOIt.
With respect to the sale of liquor
on Ameriein government owned ships,
it .was iKiinted out that no facilities
now exist for supplying liquor to
such ships on this side, under the
court's ruling. Otiicials also question
ed whether it would he expedient to
resume (he sale of liquoy on such ships
in the face of an almost eertain at
tempt in Congress to forbid it.
Another factor is . understood to lie
the view of the President that govern
ment owned ships are in the Intent of
Congress American territory, and as
sucli are amenable to the provisions of
the prohibition laws, even though the
Supreme Court has held to the con
trary. . , -