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AND EVENING CHRONICLE
GREATER CHARLOTTE'S HOME NEWSPAPER"
" , ittE EWS Etbllh ed, Dallr. ISSSj Sunday. 19X0.
CH41'? ruROMtLE Established, 1005.
CHARLOTTE, N. C., MONDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 13, 1920.
THE CHARLOTTE NEWS f Consolidated PRTP1? TTTVl? fFNTTQ
THE EVENING CHaOMClE May Sv 1014. f rMXiyjCj T 1 V Hi KjEjIM I.O,
POOL ROOM WAS
ON STAND TODAY
. K. Dison Declares He
r pion. an employe of
"Tpi room, in the Piedmont ho
"f?? .swore before the city com
' Tvonday that he never saw
irmsden or Miller before
quickened interest or
" -r liniinr and fram-
:,-,ivin"' five business
5-"- o- the city, be;
r':; with Pixon m
iat they had naa
a :;u fvltuetion standing that way.
11::3!: , tV detectives had come
SC??V"e stand and declared there
VVro doubt about their identl-je"--
re . bearing was recessed at
W-c?. The commission said the
-.Jfv-euId be reconvened at 2
" and that the cases would he
CC'v M to la conclusion.
v proprietor of the pool
VJ Ve-V "fro'.ti his home at Greens
" ' ,VWer to the citation of the
J-cne denied any connection
-"-v kird of liquor dealing or
ad declared it was the pol
.Tv. business to exclude all liquor
? a-d gamblers. The commis
t!:; took the position that they
(ve nolicy of the proprietor, but
t'rot sure that his employes
Xiv adhered to the policy.
i;r; ' jicN'inch expressed himself as
'f-"terested in Dixon's attitude.
vfVari-sr in assembly chamber he
"e Dxe-" had information which
""'d net disclose. The mayor de-r-.h
and the other commission-
we- rot so much Interested in
who lend a sort of co-operation
'"--e sale of liquor as they are in
r directly dealing in liquor and
eff the proceeds of their profit.
"-VrMk I am justified in saying
.v,. r'o indictment will be drawn
tsirn 3!r. Dixon if he will 'come
V' "a-d cive us the information on
"n-an who brought the liquor which
3t Miller says he got and which the
to detectives say was mentioned to
v-,: n-na tvVio furnished
v-cr at that place," said the may-
Ti?n had not receded from his p"o-r-Vji
wf-en the session w-as adjourned.
the announcement of adjourn
the mayor said he hoped Dixon
rn-T'.i find it" to his best interests to
sval the identity of the man and
-akr proper disclosures so the com
moner? could take direct action.
Fc'.'owing completion of the Clegg
: s'tpi- the session is reconvened.
i: is expected that the case against
--.or i TVa,ton of the Stonewall TOOl
rco:n. charged .with permlttingvam-
triIWie. the - next oroer. m
isni Hutton of the Servis . Pressing
C.uS. charged with permitting the saia
of whiskey, is the next in order.
The cases against the .DeLuxe pool
rccn and the DeLuxe barber shop, in-
enrg four men. tooK up most, oi me
'rrriror pt;inn Thp commission
Thheld its decision for announcement
? case azainst Crocker and Kissiah
as taken up first, with Robert Lums-
'.in. head of the Southern Detective
A?r.crr the first witness. The witness
i he and his partner, R. W. Miller,
ii purchased whiskey on three occa-
-r.s at the DeLuxe pool room. it
h agreed at this point to consolidate
: cases of J. C. Pressly and B. E.
ta. of the DeLuxe barber shop.
--- tiiCll anuio lie aim
-?r had boueht whiskey in the bar-
rr shop and the pool room and had
passed gambling in the pool room.
-ar.ey Kiser was mentioned in connec-
Kwith some of the liquor deals. Kiser
5 net connected with businesses, but
is convicted in recorder's court last
cn a liquor charge and given a
f3 DeLuxe pool room is the worst
5 rt city of Charlotte," Mr. Lumsden
:r. answer to a question from the
-.-. as to now he regarded the con
eat the DeLuxe pool room.
a rney u. c. Davis appeared as
5s?l for Pressly and Smith.
T"? detective said hp. knpw nothine
:sy. He said- hnnwpr Via rnnlrJn't
-? as just what it should be, in
;r of the fact that one of the em-
sod him whiskey.
trom What T saw T holioi-erJ that
room an3 the barber shop were
'ia"Q in hand in the sale of
i' ,.ared Lumsden.
Xv -lli!er. associate of Lumsden.
. -rStd Lumpen In avav-yt AecAn.
police Chief Walter B. Orr was called
-;-J-s'-y as to statements made
- "I"-"? ?rrets Thursday night. Chief
'iU-'x toth the pool room and the
? had a reputation in con
"r;Wvh lhe saIe of liquor. He
laV. te ieved to be liquor dealers
L"a i'""i room ana me
, r1 u"t testified that he
' . De Daa ana
i ,vf v -ic iiidL me pooi room
'Vma r shP were under sep-
ceman ts, . . .
- t'rar r J"wtun Eaia ne naa oeen
Ko'-u-r r had responsible
taL t,iUiS at Thrift. Policeman
t:-af'".ack t0 the stand-and testi-
rie--. wno was convicted in
declared Saturdav lie
as it "didn't cost him a
fti:Uts.tined next that he knew
;fjr b r about the of H-
4 Point rl ; ce- 11 developed at
Irr th and barber shop were
r-l h vr'.ue management. Presslv
5s;''au neard reDorta that n..
-M h'h about the building. He
c . : "a seen j . .. . .
Tr.a ,aj 'uiiu me ouiiaing
2q;jcr. a the reputation of dealing
tCaaeJ0rward next and testi--"tersv:-33.
manager of th niT.T-
i' to keeen dne everything
;s f bus't? the reputaUon of his
I4 bad in-. aoove reproach. He
baroer nrUCtSd Deaton'. the con
Sito handle any" 11-
h?afrt fft7v.-uiai JJeaton naa
i-ievein;!01 h Part in the re-
's'iah i S- ' '
'atX",6 .UP 5100 to
r citon an L , Case aKalst
a know M- dea"ng. He said
Catnn lle nure of the charge
V the Jion aer he had let
5 abQt liquor selling at his
C0CUnUed PaSo Fiftenj
Italian Workers Demand
way be Found for them
to Take Over Factories.
Milan. Italy, Sept. 13. Immediate
convocation .of the Italian parliament
for the purpose of passing laws un
der which workmen may take over
management of industrial plants has
been demanded by the confederation of
labor, in session here.
Resolutions favoring a compromise of
the situation resulting from occupation
of plants by workmen throughout Italy
were adopted at a stormy session of
the confederation yesterday. Socialist
leaders bitterly attacked the confedera
tion and demanded that the socialist
party assume control of the situation,
which they claimed, had taken a pure
ly political aspect. When the socialist
demands were rejected, an adidtonal
resolution was passed by the ' confed
eration and asked the president of
the Chamber of Deputies and Premier
Giolitti to call parliament into session.
"We demand," this resolution read,
"immediate convocation of the Chamber
of Deputies in order that the situation
may be examined and laws proposed
which will bring about radical legisla
tive measures which, through requisi
tion of industrial plants and participa
tion in their management by workmen,
will prepare the way for direct control
of workers in the interests of collec
tivity." This resolution was telegraphed to
the president of the chamber and the
Turin. Italy, Sept. 11. Anxiety felt
by the authorities lest the workmen,
engaged in the industrial plant contro
versy here, might attempt to take pos
session of the dynamite works at Avig
liana. 13 miles west of Turin, one of the
largest plants of its kind in Italy, led
to' protective measures today. The gar
rison about the works was strengthen
ed with troops equipped with machine
ENGINEER IS SHOT AT
Turin. Italy, Sept. 13. Unknown
persons fired several rifle shots to
day into the villa of Signor Dibene
detto. engineer of one of the metal
works here. The engineer replied to
the -fire with his revolver, killing two
persons; one of whom has been identi
fied. The police arrested the engineer.
The workmen evacuated the plant.
PREMIERS OF FRANCE
AND ITALY MEETING
Aix-Les-Bains, France, Sept. 13 Pre
mier. Millerand of FriLnce and Premier
Giolitti of Italy, resumed this morning
their conferences over international
questions begun yesterday. When the
premier '.met today. Count Bonin-Long-are,'
the Italian ambassador to France,
and Camille Barrere, the French am
bassador' to Italy, were present.
Premiers Millerand. and. Giolitti, at
the conclusion of the morning" session,
sent the following telegram to Premier
"M. Giolitti and Millerand, meeting
together at Aix-Les-Bains, do not wish
to separate without addressing in com
mon to His Excellency Premier Lloyd
George their very cordial and griendly
"The Italian and French prime min
isters have . once again had occasion
to recognize the full accord of their
general views and the prime ordeal
necessary for the close entente of
Great Britain Italy or France in order
to ensure a settlement of European
problems and the re-establir.hment ot
peace and . normal relations between
Premiers Giolitti and Millerand plan
ned to meet again this afternoon and
afterward make public a common dec
laration. . . .
WILL HEAR HARDING
Marion. O., Sept. 13. A delegation
of. railway employes living in Marion
and nearby cities marched to Senator
Harding's front porch today in a dem
onstration of their allegiance to his
candidacy and of their disagreement
with the labor leaders opposing him
because of his support of the Cummins
The delegation represented the
Marion Harding and Coolidge Railway
Club and presented him with a resolu
tion adopted by the club declaring their
visit was in protest against misrepre
sentation of his position On railway la
bor. A speech by the nominee of re
iterating his faith in the Cummins
Esch measure was a part of the pro
gram. FIRE FIGHTERS SEEK
St. Louis, Sept. 13. Reforms design
ed to . increase the efficiency of muni
Hrl fire denartments were under con
sideration at . the opening of the third
annual convention of the International j
Association of Fire Fighters here to
day. Delegates . from throughout the
United States and Canada are attend- i
ing the convention. j
Removal of departments from l-oliti-cal
influence and improvements in
working conditions through remedial
legislation were advocated in resolu
tions prepared for introduction.
COMERS MEET TAMPA !
IN A 7-GAME SERIES
Tampa, Fla., Sept. 13. The Coluw
TMa Smith Atlantic Leasrue. baseball
team, . winner of the pennant in that
league, arrived here last nigh- to meet
the Tampa team, winners of the Flor
ida State League flag, in a seven-gam
series for the chaaiTionsh?i: of the
southeast. ' Three saint s will be r'ay
ed here, one in Orlando, and three iri
Jacksonville. Cheney will probably
pitch for Columbia and Workman for
Tampa in today's game.
MASTER PRINTERS MEET.
St. Louis, Sept. 12. Labor condi
tions and the white paper shortage are
scheduled to be the principal, topics of
discussion at the thirty-fourth annual
convention of the United Typothete
of America, an ovganiyxtion of. mas
ter printers, which opened here today.
CITY OF OMAHA FLOATED.
Tokio, Sept. 8. The freighter City of
Omaha, which sank in Yokohama har
bor while on Its way to San Francisco,
has been refloated, according to advices
OF FINANCES TO
Governor Cox Would Have
Budget Commissioner to
Assist the President.
Portland, Ore., Sept. 13. Outlining
details of his financial policy, whicb
includes proposals for a budget com
missioner to act as an executive as
sistant -to" the president, and declaring
the need for constructive measures for
the development of Alaska, Governor
James M. Cox delivered an address
here at noon today.
After discussing the league of na
tions in terms of material results to
the nation and pointing out that no
readjustment worth while can come un
der reactionary guidance, Governor Cox
"I have been amazed at the results
achieved in our irrigation and reclama
tion projects, some of which I have
seen for the first time in my pilgrim
age to the western coast, and I am ap
palled by the thought that selfish parr
tisanship in the United States senate,
holding up by the heels the - civiliza
tion of the world, would make it nec
essary for us to continue the building
of big armaments when the amount
necessary to expend in that program
would increase the productive - acre
age of the United States by hundreds
of thousands of square miles.
"When it Is considered that the de
velopment of the Yakima valley cost
the government only $10,000,000, ap
proximately, and-that the price of a mod
em battleship such as is being con
structed today is $40,000,000, the aver
age man can grasp the possibilities
of a permanent peace and a complete
disarmament. If we can stop builds
ing battleships and constructing agen
cies 'for the destruction of human life,
we can turn our thoughts to the de
velopment of agencies for th conserva
tion of life and the happiness of man
kind. "And this brings us to consideration
of one of the greatest immediate busi
ness potentialities in the development
of the great territory to, the north of
us. The time has come to take the
restraints off of Alaska and permit the
development of her resources. This
would be done under governmental su
pervision, in a way which will guaran
tee the -benefits of that .great domain
to the American public and insure "for
all time against the capitalization of
any portion of these resources by self
ish and sinister interests."
"The demands of war," said Gov
ernor Cox, "brought the necessity for
departmental additions and extensions
at Washington. We must see to it at
once that the failure of the last con
gress is remedied as quickly as possible
by the return to a peace-time basis and
correction off-Jong: existing errors. Not
onljt mMstr Ve. Junk vthe' 'jlfcicMry,--that
came with war, but we must repeal the
burdensome war taxes and definitely re
duce the cost of government in 'normal
times. ' - ".
"Our pre-war experience had already
shown the necessity for adopting the
budget system as the basis of public
finance. Our experience during the war
demonstrated that we should no longer
delay in applying it to the national
government, and also showed that a
business organization and administra
tion of .the federal departments and
bureaus is imperatively needed.
?'A neconomical and efficient admin-"
istration of government business must
be preceded by two measures. There
must be a business reorganization of
governmental bureaus and agencies for
the purpose of eliminating overlapping
of functions and a duplication of activi
ties. It is reported that there are 14
distinct offices in the federal establish
ment dealing with foreign trade; 16 offi
ces having to do with engineering; 42
offices engaged in the compilation of
statistical, information, and 64 bureaus
and divisions having to- do with edu
cational activity. Strictly service sec
tions of the government should be co
ordinated under one general head to
the advantage of all departments."
Governor Cox declared that if elected
he would, ask congress for authority to
appoint a budget commissioner and
would urge upon congress the desirabil
ity of accepting the budget system and
of creating a budget committee.
Concerning the proposed budget com
mittee, he said it . "should receive the
estimates for the regular government
establishment from the president, jus
well as all othr measures requiring out
lays and should co-ordinate on a sound
business basis of work of congress in
(raising and appropriating public, mon
COX BOOKED TO MAKE
A SWING EASTWARD
Salem. Ore., Sept. 13. Governor
James M. Cox, democratic presidential
candidate, after speeches scheduled to
day at Salem and Portland, is booked
to make a swing eastward as far as
Salt Lke City and double back west
ward to the coast, where he . is to fill
engagements in California before re
suming his eastward trip.
Following an address here at? 9
o'clock, the governor is due at Port
land at noon . and will speak there
twice, leaving at 5 p. m. for Salt Lake
City. Several stops enroute were
scheduled at points in Oregon, out ow
ing to the condition of the governor's
throat he may not make any rear plat
' Governor Cox is accompanied by a
masseur, who is .to administer treat
ments to his throat prescribed by Dr.
Charles T. Chamberlain of Portland,
who examined the governor yester
day. Though the doctor advised the
democratic presidential nominee to
cancel some of his' speaking dates to
give his voice a rest, the governor said
he would not do so.
GOVERNOR SMITH TO
SEEK A SETTLEMENT
New York, Sept. 13. Governor Smith
was here today to attend a conference
with representatives of . the Brooklyn
Rapid Transit Company strikers in an
effort to reach a settlement, of thfc
strike, now entering its third week;
Samuel Gorrpers, president of the
American Federation -of Labor; Jam-js
A. Vahey, chief counsel; Louis Fridi.
ger, attorney for the Amalgamated' As
sociation of Street nni Electric Rail
way Employes, and P. J. J-hea, strike
leader, - were among those' whom . the
governor expected to meet. . "
The company officials continued thei
investigation of the accident Saturday,
when one person, was killed and more
than SO were injured in a collision of
two trolleys near jEbbetts Field.. Brook-
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LESS THAN CENT
ON DOLLAR MADE
None of the "Big Five"
Packers Received Cent
nnH Half Profit nn TVl.
Atlantic City,; N., J., Sep
dressing the opening session Q
vention of the American W terS
here today, Thomas E. Vf $ Chi
cago, president of the asf ,',-sid
that none of the "big Ackers
received as much as a a' half
of profit on each dolla s made
Mr. Wilson made .ie."profits
and sales of the 81 eorpOi ions.
"These 81 corporatioruv-wit-h an in
vested capital and surplus fjbf about
five and two-thirds billions of dollars,
handled about nine and a. quarter bil
lions of dollars, worth of these dur
ing 1919. which netted nearly six hun
dred millions of dollars in , profits,"
said Mr. Wilson. "The combined busi
ness of the five packers was about 3 1-2
billion dollars, with air aggregate net
profit of a little more than $34,000,000.
The. combined . business of the . other
76 corporations was about six billions
or double that of the five packers on
which they received aggregate profits
of five hundred and fiftylfive million
dollars as compared with $34,329,471
for the five packers. None of the
packers received as much as a cent and
a half of profit on each dollar of sales
that year. One packer earned only an
eighth of a cent per dollar of sales,
while the average of the five was less
than a cent (0.83)."
In speaking of the relations between
meat packing companies and their em
ployes, Mr. Wilson said: -
"The problem of reduction in the
cost of living rests largely with those
who produce. Our labor is receiving the
highest wage in the history of indus
try and it is up to the workers to
produce enough to increase the pur
chasing power of the money which
has been added to their pay envelopes."
MAY ORDER MEN
Mine Workers' Leaders Ex
pect Bitter Fight Before
Such a Step is Taken.
Wilkesbarre, Pa., Sept. 13. Leaders
of Districts 1, 7, and 9, United Mine
Workers of America, meeting In Ha
zelton today are reported to be in fa
vor of adopting a policy of ordering
all union workers back to their places.
Such a step, it was said, however, will
not be taken without a bitter fight
among the union chieftains
Back - of . the reported plan , to re
sume operations, it , was said ,by some
leaders.' is the Kofj'.of t.hf 'orcrn.niaa..
tion ' officials to,revaiITj;pon President?
Wilson to re-open. the wage case. It is
believed .by, thern that, "if all men re
turn and show a . willingness . to abide
by their written contract, there is the
chance that the president will look
upon such action other than a .defi
ance of the government and consent
to bring the scale committee of oper
ators and miners into a new confer-
CANNOT BE ALLOWED
TO FORCE CUBA DOWN
Havana, Cuba, Sept. 13. Personal
passions cannot be allowed to force
Cuba "down to tht level of countries
where the administration can be de
feated only by a revolution," declared
Jose Miguel Gomez, liberal candidate
for president of Cuba, in a statement
"There will be no more revolutions
in Cuba," he said,, "because there will
be no more usurpations of, power."
cisive influence on thefuture of the
The coming elections will have a de
republic, in the opinion of Senor Go
mez, and a liberal triumph, his state
ment says, would mean the restora
tion of democracy and law, reorgani
zation of the public administration
and peace with forgetfulness of ani
mosities, due to past happenings, and
the impossibUity of consenting to their
Against what he terms the "reiter
ated proprosals of abusive partiality
by the government," the liberal party,
the statement continues, has appealed
to the American government to take
"preventive ' measure" in order that
election abuses and their "terrible
consequences" may be avoided-
EXCLUSIVE COAST TO
COAST MAIL SERVICE
Chicago, Sept. 13. An extensile
daily coast to coast air mail service
was begun today when planes left five
cities for points across the continent.
One plane will leave each morning
from New York with mail for San
Francisco, one from San Francisco for
New York, and from Cheyenne, Wyo.,
to San Francisco, one from Salt Lake
City to San Francisco, one from Chi
cago ' to San Francisco every day ex
cept Sunday, and one from Chicago
to New .York every day except Mon
day. The first of the Chicago planes to
operate under the--new schedule leit
here at 6 o'clock this morning for San
Francisco, piloted by J. P. Ohristen
sen. Each plane will carry 800 pounds
of mail. -
DATUM IS QUARANTINE D.'
' Constantinople, Sept.. 12. Batum, an
important post at the east tnd of the
Black sea, ha'n been placed under quar
antine as a Jjesult of an outbreak' of
a plague there. Rear Admiral Mark
Bristol, American high commissioner
here, has; ordered that Americans' must
be vaccinated tef ore being permitted to
travel on boarVl American destroyers, to
Black sea porfts. . j
NORTH CAROLINA CENSUS.
Washington . Sept. 13. Population
statistics annftuneed today included:
Chadbourn, "N. C, 904: decrease 338.
Whiteville, N: C, 1,664, increase 296.
tttt & 3
" THE WEATHER. -
f? , 31
-& Washington,, Sept. 13. North X
Carolina: Fair tonight and Tues
5r day; not; quite so warm tonight, it
i'? South Carolina: Fair tonights
and Tuesday; no change in tern
perature. ' ,' ,. ",-
k sk & a a a. -a -a s a, & - -s a & & a
RESULT OF VOTE
IN MAINE TODAY
IS BEING AWAITED
Is "Traditional Indication
of Political Sentiment of
Bangor, Me., Sept. 13. Spirited vot
ing characterized the election here to
day, women seeming to vie .with the
men in getting to the polls early. ' Up
to the noon hour, the vote was a record-breaking
one, in -spite of rainy
weather, and the polls presented lively
scenes with large numbers of women
of both parties, on hand to assist-and
instruct women' voters. Special women
clerks also were on duty at each voting
EQUAL NUMBER VOTE.
feePt. lo. Portland I
women had cast as many ballots as the .i. . . , , .. . T
men up to nobn, and the total vote Jn ,other embassies and legations in Lon
nearly all wards was heavy. Women ildon for submission to their govern
acted as checkers in many wards and 'mentsl It calls attention to the" cass
"""'a i-uiiusueu auiomuuiie m an at-
tempt to brins
out all voters of their
NATION WATCHING THEM.
Portland, Me., Sept.-13. Maine men
and women went to the polls today for
the election of state and county officers,
a legislature and congressmen, after
having been told through the camDaiirn'
that the eyes of the nation were upon
them to give the traditional indication
of political sentiment in the country in now because he was fighting for self
the presidential election. . determination for his country. 'If the
The weather was clearing after ' Sun : preSent tragedy is allowed to proceed,
day s ram and all indications pointed to we are confronted with the unparalleled
V- Both Parties expressed iCrime of two lord mayors of the same
confidence m the result. The republi-. city being murdered within six months
cans claimed victory by a. 30 000 plural- of each other by a supposedly 'civilized
ily. The democrats indulged in. no fig-j r0vernment.
uies. j.ue issues nave Deen national
with chief emphasis placed on the1
league or nations.
.tor tn j nrst 'time women voted .in
this stat-? Both .parties claimed the outrage in one country reacts in an-s-upport
of this new element, . other- It is clear to us that, if the
For governor. Frederick H. Pa-k- crimes now perpetrated in Ireland in
hurst, of Bangor republican, is opposed :the name of the'.English government
by Eertrand G. Mclntyre. of Norway, are tolerated, the foundations of the
democrat. All four Congressmen in this governments of all nations will be im
state are republicans ana three are (perilled "
standing for reflection. . Congressman ' At m'id-afternoon Mayor MaeSwiney 's
Luis B. Goodall is ire itiring. in the first condition had not altered materially,
district, and Carroll L. Beedy, county. The league's bulletin stated he con
attorney, is running for the republicans; tinued very prostrate and exhausted,
against Frank H. Haskell, democrat j ,
w nhe second district, Congressman .! ALL MATERIALLY WEAKER.
Wallace H. White, Jr., is opposed oyi Cork Sept. 13. (By the Associated
Dr Wallace N. Price. In the third! Press.) The eleven hunger strikers in
cistrict. Congressman Joh.n A. Petes'; the Cork jail were still alive today, but
has as .his opponent Archie C. Towle,. all of them were materially weaker,
and in the fourth district Congressman of the striking prisoners, Burke
Ira G. Hensey is opposed by Leo Q C. ?nd Kenny, collapsed twice during the
m Wn ii , ' ' . night and their condition is causing spe-
The polls'Will close everywhere at r' ' cial anxiety
p. m. (eastern standard time.) ' Sean Hennessey, the 19-year-old youth
FUTURE POLITICAL CAREER 0Ft
SENATOR 1. 8MITII; BEING:rOEClOEIi
r9P fc ''SBSW
United States Senator
political, career yz unuea states senator u
V u. smrcn win re. neeiaea py tne vo - I
ers" of South Carolina in a . second
democratic primary election tomorrow.
The senator is opposed by George War
ren, of Hampton, in one of' the hottest
races the state ' has. seen in recent
ears. - - " .-
The sensation of the campaign has
been the 'harge rrade - by Warren that
Senator Smith formed a collusion with
former Governor Blease. Mr. Warren
has published a letter which Blease
wrote to 1,500 of his followers, asking
that they support , Smith. Senator
Smith, however, claims that the latter
was unsolicited by him. The main
weapon of the Smith forces . has been
the charge that Warren is lined up
with the liquor forces, this following
Mr. Warren's advocacy of repeal of the
Frank Shealey, incumbent, and D. L.
Smith are running a second race for
the railroad - commissfon, and O. K.
Mauldin, of Greenville, and 'Wilson -jG.
Harvey, of Charleston, are run-over
candidates for lieutenant governor. An
unusually heavy vote is expected, due
to the keenness of the contest for the
BITTER CAMPAIGN ENDED.
New Orleans. Sept. 13. What -political
authorities declared has been the
most bitter municipal campaign since
the overthrow of the - Louisiana lot
tery came to a close here today with
Mayor Martin Behrman heading the
regular democratic organization, seek
ing re-nomination, and Andrew J. Mc
Shane, his opponent, leader of the New
Orleans democratic association, predict:
ing victory for their side in tomorrow's
primary. The -city fight overshadowed
the state campaign in which there will
be nominated a UniteU States senator
and eight congressmen.
WOMEN WILL ATTEND.
Riphmond, Va., Sept. 13. Women
will attend the meeting of the state
democratic executive committee to be
held here tonight. - The question of ad
mitting women to membership will be
considered. The committee as at pres
ent formed is composed of five mem
bers from each of the congressional
districts. Should women be chosen on
an equal footing, the personnel of the
body will be increased to 100. , v
WIPE OUT RADICALISM
St. Louis, Sept. 13. Eradication of
radicalism ' was advocated here today
at the opening of the twenty-second
national encampment of the United
Snanish War Veterans tf America.
William Jones, . commander-in-chief I
of the organization, "declared the go v
erment should spare no expense- in
"wiping out these doctrines that are
designed to disrupt the very things
upon which this government was
Reports' submitted recommended
that the pay of army and naval offi
cers and of enlisted men be increased
and that army officers be selected
from tne ranks. They also suggest
ed tha' the $250 annual ' income pro
visions in the widows' and orphans
bill be eliminated and that widows of
service men be given a monthly pen
sion of $30, and that dependent cvhil
dren be given a "proportionate - in
crease.'.' . - : -
EFFORTS TO RESTORE
STUNTED MIND MADE
Joliet, 111... Sept. 13. Efforts to re
store the stunted mind and body of
Maria Zumback, 19' years- old, said to
have been kept in a cellar 17 years,
were begun today by. health and school
authorities. ". --'" - .
The girl was said by medical authori
ties to have the mentality of a two-year-old
baby and the body : of a child of five
years. It was penevea xnai ine myroia
gland was absent. .
RESTLESS , NIGHT
Eleven Hunger Strikers in
Cork Jail Still Alive But
Death is Expected Soon.
London, Sept. . 13. Terence MacSwin
ey, lord mayor of Cork, was in a state
of collapse ' and exhaustion this morn
ing at Brixton prison, where he is con
tinuing his hunger strike. This is the
thirty-second day of his fast. MacSwin
ey passed a bad and restless night,
according to a bulletin issued early
today by the Irish Self -Determination
Mrs. MaeSwiney. wife of the lord
mayor, together with his sisters, Mary
and Annie, and his brother, Sean,
have addressed an appeal to the Ameri-
fan amhfjacarlnr anrV tno honrla of ttio
wi mQVnr thot nf v,Q oiovon
hunger strikers at Cork and expresses
the hope that the United councils of
the nations addressed "will prevent the
tragedy now pending and thereby calm
the peoples of the world."
The letter deals fully with MaeSwin
ey 's case from the date of his arrest to
the present time and says:
Lord Mayor McCurtain was murder-
ed for the same reaSon for which Lord
ia.. TVToKr,-., hain, vl-wi
"-nr.. 1, v,o v,?, ic
rave- concern for all governments. Ow-
and in his semi-consciou's moments he is
4 feiiSing 'to t4ke the customary; quantity
iUf water; ' Turing last night lie accept-
f water: TJuring
1(j only two sins
All of the. eleven strikers are becom
ing- very restless, which, -according to
the doctors,, is a new .and not , reassuring
phase of their cases.
. -It . was Jearned today that both the
government physicians, Dr. Pearson and
Dr. Battiscombe, had received death
threats. - '
ARE NOT BEING FED.
London, Sept. 13. Rumors that Irish
hunger strikers in jail in the city of
Cork are being fed' surreptitiously are
denied in a Dublin dispatch to The
Daily Mail, which declares the only
nourishment they are receiving is from
oil with Which they are rubbed to alle
viate the pain they suffer due to wast
ing tissues. The deaths of the more
delicate hunger strikers may be expect
ed at any time, the dispatch says.
ARE BEING TAKEN
Many Hundreds of Thous
ands of Dollars Worth
Have Been Stolen.
: Constantinople, Sept, 12. (By the
Associated Press.SuppIies valued at
many hundreds of thousands of dollars
hav-3 been stolen from the American
organization for relief in the near east
recently, according to evidence placed
before Charles Allen, American .' consul
here. These losses have been partly due
to the work of ; dishonest employes in
Asia Minor and Armenia, but there also
are indications that, while the goods
were in transit from the United States,
they were subjected to theft.
Cases of condensed-milk taken over
from army contract supplies in- the
United States have been found to con
tain only three-quarters of the number
of cans called for in the bill of lading.
It is- lated that, on the body of an
Armenian chauffeur, who had been shot
by 'bandits, was found a letter from a
relief worker to a superior officer stat
ing that in . one shipment of supplies
there was a shortage of goods valued
FRANCE SENDS GOLD
FOR MATURING LOAN
New York, Sept. 13. Another in
stallment of $4,000,000 in gold ' from
France arrived on La Torrame, mak
ing a- total.', of approximately $20,
000,000 iii gold shipped , here by
France to be applied to her half
share, . of the $500,000,000 Anglo- r
French loan maturing October 15. It
is understood , that the French gov-1
ernment will send to this country a
total of not less -than $50,000,000 in
gold. - , 1
NO' STABILIZING EFFECT
iew iorK. sept, is.- Arnvai nere
today of $4,000,000 more in French
gold, making about $20,000,000 to be
applied ot France's half of the Anglo
French loan maturing . October 15,
was Without stabilizing effect upon
the foreign exchange market, which
showed further weakness this morn
ing.' Demand bills on London, fell
$3.48 1-4 to the pound, and .Paris de
mand rate to $6,59, both low, records
for the current movement. .
CALL FOR BANK STATEMENTS.
Washington, Sept. ' 13. The compr
trbller of the currency today issued a
call - for ' the condition of, all national
banks- at the close, of business .on
TO HOLD COTTON
OFF THE MARKET
Association Members Say
They Will Not Sell for:
Less Than 40 Cents.
Evidence that the Mecklenburg coun
ty branch of the American Cotton Asso
ciation is the most vigorous farmers'
organization ever formed in Mecklen
burg county was furnished by the fact
that a 'courthouse full of farmers assem
bled at 10 o'clock Monday morning and
spent until 1 o'clock talking oer phases
of the cotton situation. Unanimously
they decided not to sell cotton for a
cent less than 40 cents a pound up to
November 1 and for an additional cent
on the 40-cent price each month there- '
This decision was voiced in a resolu
tion which the meeting adopted, sup
porting the action of the Cotton Con
ference, at Montgomery, Ala,, a few
days ago. One of the features of the
meeting was a report on the Montgom
ery conference by Joseph H. Robinson,
president of the local association, who,
With . Craig Davidson, was a delegate
to the Montgomery convention. Mr.
Robinson reviewed the main facts of
the convention, which have been carried
in the press and was given the closest
attention as he elucidated various fac
tors in the cotton situation and told
of the uranimity of opinion at Mont
gomery that ay figure less than 40
cents a pound for cotton this fall would
prove ruinous to the South. .
The meeting elected the following
delegates to attend the meeting of the
state convention of the American Cot
ton Association at Raleigh next Thurs
daySeptember 16: '
, Charlotte township, F. M. Shannon
house, E. M. Cole. Joe Garibaldi, W. W.
Watt, H. M. Victor, T. M. Shelton, Rev.
Daniel Iverson, E. C. Sehorn, Lestef
Wolfe, W. L. Jenkins, J. L. Spencer,
J. S. Miller, D. G. Moody and E. F.
Withers; Lemley township, J. C. Blythe;
Mallard Creek, D. J. Hunter and Fred
Gibbon; Deweese, S T. Caldwell; Berry
hill, R. P. Sadler; ' Huntersville, J. L.
Choat and Caldwell Bradford; Sharon,
W. J. Craig and H. C. Reid; Paw Creek.
T. M. Beatty and L. E. Baker; Morning
Star, S. C. Newell; Crab Orchard, N. S.
Alexander and D.. C. Berryhill; Clear
Creek, J. W. McEwen and T. M. Mann;
Pineville, W. S. Cooper and W. M. Mor
row; Providence, L. H. Robinson and L.
S. Knox; Long Creek, H. P. Craver;!
Steel Creek, R. E. McDowell and B. T
The meetiny also elected a negro dele
gate, Frank Lytle, of Huntersville, who
is considered one of the mset successful
and intelligent farmers of the county.:
He was at the meeting.
The meeting heard a statement bjn
J, . M. Van Hoy, representing J. H.J
Cutter & Company, cotton merchants
and warehouse -builders. wht . offered;
.the'ctiq ; of their;
new ',warlsteus4-(riii' Seaboard Aid
Line tracks-for - storing cotton.- The
price will be the regulation fifty cents
a month plan for storage, Mr. Van Hoy,
said, and the warehouse has 25 compart
ments, with. 22,500-bale capacity, with ai
minimum fire hazard because of precau
tionary. feature of the warehouse. The
company offered through Mr. Van Hoy
every facility for storing cotton and
issuing warehouse receipts for cotton.
The meeting agreed to defer action on
this matter until next Monday, when
the association will have another meet
ing at the courthouse.
Agreement was also reached to con
duct an intensive membership campaign
in every township of Mecklenburg coun
ty from September 23 to October 12 to
get new members for the cotton asso
ciation. The present membership is
about 600. A thorough canvass of each,
of the fourteen townships of the county"
is planned" in order to win members.
It was announced that all the dele- .
gates from this county to the conven-,
tion of the North Carolina Cotton As
sociation at Raleigh would make the
trip to Raleigh in a special Pullman
car, which will be attached to a South
ern train leaving here at 7:15 o'clock
at night, arriving at Raleigh early the
day of the convention. The pullman
will be on the Southern railway tracks
here at the staiion at a convenient
hour, a committee . having been ap
pointed to arrange' this detail.
The meeting appointed as a commit
tee to confer with, warehouse men of
both. city and county as to cotton stor
,W. S. Pharr, chairman; J. H. Robin
son, W. J. Craig, J. E. Walker, W. F.
Baker, W. R. Lee and W. B. Alexander.
This committee will report next Mon
day morning at the meeting to be held
at the courthouse.
TO URGE HARDING TO
STAY ON FRONT PORCH
. Omaha, Nebi, Sept. 13. Forty prom
inent business men and politicians of
California, headed by National Com
mitteeman William H . Crocker, pass
ed through Omaha Saturday night
on their way to Marion, Ohio, where
they will call on Senator Harding.
They . will try to persuade the presi
dential candidate to give up the idea
of making an active campaign tour
and cling to , the front porch policy,
leaders ,of the party said.
IN JAPAN DEPRESSED
Tokio, Sept. 8. Depression in the
shipping business in Japan has become
so "serious that the government has
dispatched officials to Kobe and Csakj,
the great shipping centers, in search of
remedies. Eighty ships are tied '.p at
the principal ports of tlie empire.
LECTURE BUREAU APPROVED.
. Peking, China, Sept. 11. The Peking
government has approved a proposal
madefy the minister of education for
the. establishment of a lecture bureau.
American and other foreign educators
'will be invited to lecture on modern
6,000 CHOLERA DEATHS.
. Tokio, Sept. 9. Fifteen thousand
choUra cases have been reported offl
cial.y from Korea, with six thousand
deaths, in the present epidemic.
SUGAR NOW 15 CENTS.
New ' York, Sepr. 13 The Ar
buckle Sugar Refining' Company to
day reduced their list price of fine
granulated sugar from 17.1 to 15
cents a pound. All refiners in the
market now are quoting thia price,
but most of the demand stili Is be
ing supplied by second hand deal
ers at 14 to 14 1-2 cents.
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