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BOILING AT HPITIL
AS SOLIS COK IN
Opening of General Asssem-j
bly on Wednesday Draws to
State Capital Many Lead*
ing Politicians of State.
CERTAIN OF POSTj
Will Be Chosen Speaker of
Pro Tem Has Not Been
Decided Upon, However.
. 'By the Associated Press.!
Raleigh, Jan. s.—The political pot.
was boiling here today as legislators were
arriving for the opening of the general
assembly on Wednesday. Edgar W.
Pharr, of Charlotte, prospective speaker
of the House, arrived last night.
Talk about the lobbies today developed
no new legislation which will come up.
for consideration. Most of the early ar
rivals were concerped mostly about the
continuance of educational and road
building programs and the question of
requests by institutions and departments
for enlarged appropriations.
The_ senate president pro tem opening
was casuing a great deal of discussion
today. Only two names had been men
tioned as probably candidates, but it was
not indicate? that either had lined up
any considerable support. They were
Senators Sumner Burgwyn, of Jackson,
and Paul Grady, of Kenly. The situa
tion appeared definitely settled in the
House with Edgar W. Phaar the only
candidate for speaker.
Inaugural plans were beginning to take
shape today but their final formulation
must await appointment of special house
and senate committees. It appeared,
however, that the incoming governor,
Angus W. McLean, would take the oath
of office on January 14th, it being ad
ministered by Chief Juhiee Hoke, of the
Supreme Court. Mr. McLean will ar
rive here from Lumberton on a special
train the morning of inauguration.
Assembly Win Be Marked By Sanity
Charlotte, Jan. 3.—The 1025 session
of the Smrth. (JayoHoa genera!' assembly
’wiTLjro down in history as a legislature
marked by its sanity and conservatism,
according to Edgar W. Pharr, of thin
city, who is slated to be selected for the
speakership of the house at the Demo
cratic caucus to be held in Raleigh
However, Mr. Pharr pointed out. the
liglslature. will make just as liberal n
response to the imperatives of progress
ns the financial structure of the com
monwealth will permit.
Mr. Pharr committed himse'f, by in- 1
ference. to support only legislation
tending towards the strictest economy. 1
He declared that the legislature would
not vote, nt the most, more than $25.-
000,000 in bonds for -continuing the
state’s highway program, will deal with 1
requests of state institutions for ap
propriations as liberally ns possible in i
view of the state’s financial condition i
and will refuge to consider returning to 1
the ad valorem plan of taxation for
raising state revenues and also will re
fuse to consider the propo-ed snles tax-
Enough taxes will be levied to raise
revenue sufficient for the state to live
within its income, he declared. '
The legislature this year will be
manned by men who are conversant
with the financial situation of the
state, who are conservatively minded,
but who are not reactionaries, he said.
The people of the state, Mr. Pharr
snid, want a halt in bonded indebted
ness and he promised that the legisla
ture this year will be extremely critical
of all requests for money.*
The Westminister Kennel Club of
New York, premier organization of its
kind in America, is now in its fiftieth
' THE FIGURES THAT COUNT j
I Not the figures on your pay envelope—they J
" don’t count most. I
.| | . It is what you don’t spend that marks your A
1 ■ progress. ■ . v' -
All deposits made in our Savings Depart- a
Iment on or before January the 10th begin to "
draw interest from January the Ist, compound- I *
Bank something regularly. j
l| BANKjBt TRUST
PSQfS N.C/ I
The Concord Daily Tribune
ISSUES BENCH WARRANT
FOR GASTON B. MEANS
Warrant Issued in New York City by
Federal Judge of Illinois.
(By the Armocluiiml FreMM
New York, Jan. s.—Federal Judge
Lindley, of Illinois, today issued a bench
warrant for the arrest of Gason B.
j Means, Tormer department of justice
1 agent, when he failed to appear in court
I with his attorney Thomas R. Felder, and
his secertary Elmer W. Jarneeke for
| trial on a charge of Conspiracy to ob
I The warrant was issued on request of
► Special Assistant -Attorney General Todd,
I after he had produced a telegram from
Dr. Joe A. Hartsell. of Concord, N. C ,
stating that Means was too ill to start
for New York today. .Mr. Todd told the
court that Means had been under surveil
lance by government operative since his
conviction for conspiracy to violate the
| prohibition law last summer, and that
these agents had reported to him last Fri
day that Means was in good health.
No attorney appeared in court for
Means, although liis co-ilefendnn!s, Fel
der and Jarneeke were represented. The
charges against the three grew out of
an alleged conspiracy to bribe the de
partment of justice officials to maintain
a hands-off policy regarding the sale of
I the stock by the Crager system and the
Glass Casket Company.
Later Jarneeke appealed in court and
announced that he desired to change his
plea to guilty. He told Judge Lindley
who came here from Danville, 111., to
conduct the trial, that he was without
funds, and wanted the court to appoint
an attoiney to represent him. This was
done. It was understood that Jarneeke
would be a witness for the government.
An inquiry by a reporter of The Trib
une this afternoon brought the informa
tion that Mr. Means had been confined to
his bed since Saturday night. Dr. Hart
sell stated to a reporter that Mr. Means
had been suffering with gall stones for
fonr weeks, and that he had advised an
M. P. CONFERENCE WILL
BE HELD IN HIGH POINT
Ministers and Young People Will Hold
Joint Meetings There This Summer.
High Point, Jan. 3.—Committees in
session here this week decided to hold a
joint summer conference of pastors and
young people of the North Caroliha Meth
odist Protestant denomination at High
Point next June.
Heretofore the young people’s confer
ence has been held at Weaverville each
year, while the pastors have held their
sessions at the Methodist Protestnlit Chil
dren’s Home in this city. It wqs de
clared by the committees that it would
be advantageous to hold both conferences
The pastors will open their rofqUflg on
the night of June 15, containing through
noon on June II). The conference of
Jmung people will begin June 16 and
will continue through June 26th.
The committee in charge of arrange
mehts for the gathering hope to bring
several men of national prominence to
Mayor’s Resignation Accepted By
Hendersonville. Jan- 3.—ln the short
est session ever held by the board of
a’dermen of this city, the board this
afternoon accepted without comment
the resignation of Mayor Sam Y. Bry
son. Mayor Bryson’s resignation was
tendered as a result of a personal en
counter he had with B. L. Brooks, a
local barber, last Saturday and the sub
sequent filing of a suit by Brooks
against Bryson ohargeing him with
alienation of the affections of plaintiff’s
Mayor -pro tem W. R. Kirk automa
tically became chief executive of the
city upon acceptance of Mayor Bryson’s
resignation. In his letter to the board
the Mayor asked the citizenship of the
city to withhold comment upon his case
until trial of it. He is said to have de
clined a settlement of the case out of
court and his attorneys indicate that he
wiH fight the ease and will return, to
this city to live. He has been in Ashe
ville since the trouble aecurred.
George T. Morgan Dead.
(Br the Anoelnted Press.)
Philadelphia. Jan. s.—George T. Mor
gan, engraver nt the mint here for forty
eight years, died at his home here yes
terdays He was 79 years old. He be
came ill a week ago.
CONCORD, N. C., MONDAY, JANUARY 5, 1925
IN BRIEF CLREMONV:
For First Time In History of 1
Nation Woman Takes Oath 1 ;
of Office as Governor—Sue ’
ceeds Her Dead Husband.
Mrs. Ross Asked For Quiet
Ceremony Out of Respect 1
to Memory of Her Husband i
Who Died 4 Months Ago. J
Cheyenne, Wyo., Jan. 6 (By the Asso- j
dated Press). —The reins of government |
of Wyoming today passed to the hands k
of a woman, America's first feminine gov- ]
Mrs. Nellie Tayloe Ross, swept into of
fice nt the November election by a plu- (
rality of 10,000, planned to receive her ;
onth of office nt noon, clad in mourning
for her hnsbnnd. W. R. Ross, who dentil
' removed from the executive chnir four
months ago, and to retire immediately to
the seclusion of the Governor's mnnsion.
The senate chamber was thrown open
to the public, but Mrs. Ross requested
that there be none of the carnival atmos
phere which heretofore has surrounded
the inauguration of a Governor. Even
the customary gubernatorial reception
was dispensed with.
Mrs. Ross in a statement made when
she took tlie oath, dedicated her efforts to
the state "relying upon Divine help for
strength and guidance.”
Her statement was short and simple,
in keeping with the atmosphere of the
SHOWS BIG GROWTH
Fire Loss For 1924 Less Than Preced
• ing Year—New Equipment Respon
Salisbury, Jan. 3.—During the year
that has just closed Salisbury built more
than 200 homes according to the record
of City Ehgineer E. W. Cole. The total
of buildings of all kinds within the city
limits was a little over one million dol
lars. This included a number of busi
ness houses and additions to houses al
ready occupied. Just oiilside' of the city
limits there has been considerable build
ing which is hot included in the above
During the year the fire loss in the
city was only $20,570. This is consid
ered a very small losr where the total
property valuation is $20,000.0000. Dur
ing the year firemen answered 76 alarms.
The previous year they answered only
52 alarms but the fire loss that year was
$135,000. During the past year the
firemen had improved apparatus and bet
ter equipment for fighting fires and this
is given ns one reason for the small loss.
During the life of the Rowan county
court which was established fifteen years
age 17,611 criminal cases have been
docketed. Os this number 1,050 were
docketed during the year which has just
closed. Violators of automobile laws had
a good lead over all comers and many
of these eases went off with the pay
ment of costs. Fines going to the coun
ty school funds augmented by a few from
the Superior Court totaled over $13,000.
RAISED BY PRESIDENT
Provides Best Means of Stabilizing the
Country’s Agricultural Market Organi-
i y the Associated Press.)
Washington, D. C.. Jan. s.—Co-opera- i
tive marketing can and should be made a
success in America..because it provides
the best means of stabilizing the coun
try’s agricultural market organization,
President Coolidge declared today to the
annual convention of the national coun
cil of farmers co-operative marketing as
sociations. Addressing the delegates at
the White House, the President warned
that co-operative marketing possessed no
magical atributes and asserted that it '
must start from tit? soil and be developed !
“There is a .school of co-operators who
seem to believe that the program can be
started at the top and built downward,”
he added. “They want the government '
or the banks qr philanthropists or Prov
idence to lay out a scheme big enough to
eover the country, set Ub machinery mov
ing, gather in all needed capital, and then
invite the farmers to sit in.”
Rood Builders in Session
Chicago, 111., Jan. s—Fifteen thou
sand contractors, engineers, public of
ficials, manufactures and others identi
fied with highway construction are ex
pected in Chicago this week to take part
in the annual convention of the Ameri
can Road Builder’s Association and the
meetings of various allied bodies. The
sessions began today and will continue
through the week. The program takes
up every angle! of the billion-dollar busi
ness and provision is made for a 1 full
discussion of every paper presented.
One subject that will be discussed in
considerable detail is that of highway
Vermonter Cuts Wood On His 109th
St. Johnsbury, Vt., Jan. 5. —John Mar
ron. of Victory, celebrated his 109th'
birthday today by vigorously attacking
the woodpile at the Lynaugh farm, near
here, where he makes his home. Mr.
Morron claims to have been born in New
Ireland, P. Q., on New Year’s day, 1816.
Mrs. Philena Drown, of Kirby, a few
miles from here, who will celebrate her
104th birthday in May, is Mr. Morron’s
closest rival for old age honors in the
Vanguard of General Assembly
Arriving in Raleigh at Present
Raleigh. Jan. 4.—The vanguard of the
| general assembly was arriving here to
night for the session wh*ch will formal
ly open Wednesday at noon with many
legislative matters of importance before
it. Early arrivals included many out
standing figures of both the senate and
the house. Among those due to arrive
J tonight was Edgar W. Pharr, who it is
almost certain will be named ns speaker
of the house. Although the 1925 ses
sion will not open until Wednesday the
actual preliminary paiPameutary skir
mishes will get under way Tuesday night
when both the senate and house will hold
caucuses. The immediate business be- 1
fore the senate will be the naming of a ]
president pro tem while the house will !
be engaged in the electing of a speaker, j
Numerous names had been mentioned!
today and tonight for the sedate opening !
but there seemed to be no definite crystal- 1
•zation of opinion, (hi the other jiand. |
it seemed fairly well 1 established, unless
unforseeu developments take place. At I
the caucus it is exported that forces of [
both upper and lower bodies will formu
late policies to be followed out during!
i,the coining session.
The legislature will face a mass of re
ports and recommendations from various
committees which will report to the body.
Among these are the prisoiE commission,
the bus regulation commission, the bud
get commission, the state constabulary
MRS. HELEN JOURNEY
IS REFUSED DIVORCE
Chicago Judge Declares He Believes Pro
fessm’s Wife Still Loves Him.—ls
Chicago, -an. 3.—Mrs. Helen Journey
was today denied a divorce from I*rof.
R. C. Jourhey, of the State agricultural
college. Raleigh. N. C. In announcing
his decision. Judge Joseph Sabbath said I
lie believed Mrs. Journey still liver! her
husband, “but was too stubborn to admit
Professor Journey’s cross-bill was tak
en under advisement.
Judge Sabbath warned Osead Harmon,
young law student, named as co-respon
dent in .Tourney’s bill, against remaining
a member of the Journey household.
“Despite the evidence against you,”
the court told Harmoh, “and despite the
usual interpretation of your actions, I
am not convinced of Mrs. Journey’s infi
delity. But roo much nonsense has
been going on between you. Professor
Journey is wrapped up in his .work. He
is a man of unusual intelligence and
unwise in the ways of the world.
“Mrs. Journey is a charming little
woman, cultured and , refined, and was
•nee fend of her Ui*-Sfto<l. But when
yon came into their lives her love for
him began to ebb away. I think she
still loves him, but is a bit self-willed
and stubborn now.”
HALE AND LEAK ARE
ELECTROCUTED AT PRISON
Pay With Lives For Murder »f Charlie
Garwood, Lexington Taxi Driver,
fttv the Associated Press)
Raleigh. Jan. s.—Keneth Hale and
John Leak, negroes, were electrocuted to
day at the State Prison for the murder of
Charlie Garwood, white taxicab driver
of Lexington, N. C., last .August 7th.
Both negroes had confessed to partici
pation in the crime some time ago, but
each blamed the other for the actual kill
Hale went to the death chamber first
and was seated in the chair at 10:25
o’clock. The 1800 volts of electricity
passed through his body four timeß before
he was pronounced dead. Leak was im
mediately brought into the chamber and
at 10:37 o’clock the current was turned
on. Two shocks of less than a minute
each were necessary for Leak before be
was pronounced dead.
THE COTTON MARKET
Opened Steady at Unchanged Prices to
Advance of 8 Points.
tßy the Vaaoctated Prraal
New York, Jan. s.—The cotton mar
ket opened steady today at unchanged
prices to an advance of 8 points on the
fairly steady showing of Liverpool and a
further advance in Sterling exchange, but
soon turned easier.
Except for slight trade buying and
covering, little support was in evidence
and prices worked off from 24.15 to
23.76 for March and from 24.45 to 24.10
for May before the end of the first hour,
under liquidation and Southern and Wall
Street selling. These prices represent
ed net declines of about 30 to 37 points.
'While there were moderate rallies, the
tone of the market was unsettled, owing
to increased offerings from the South.
Cotton futures opened steady. .Tan.
23.85; March 24.13; May 24.44; July
24.60; Oct. 23.88.
Southern Settles Suit by Paying $6,.
j . 000.
Greensboro, Jan. 3. —The Southern
railway today settled with the estate of
J. D. Powell of Ahoskie, who was killed
in a crossing accident here Christmas
day, paying his father six thousand dol
lars. It wad a compromise. Mr. Powell
was killed when his automobile was
struck by a Southern passenger train.
The crossing watchman, W. H. An
drews, was given a hearing on a charge
of manslaughter, but was able to
prove that the gates were let down upon
approach of the train.
Robber Confesses and Largs Parti of
Loot Is Recovered.
Chicago, Jan. 8-—George Connell, ar
rested in connection with $200,060
jewel robbery at the fashionable Park
way hotel Christmas eve, confessed to
day that he had been one of the hold
up men. Information he furnished, the
police stated, will lead to the recovery
•of virtually all the loot.
In an attempt to forestall premature
release of Connell, several victims, in
cluding Mrs. Fannie Bell Wood, daugh
ter of Major General Bell, signed a
warrant charging him with robbery.
commission. North Carolina national
park commission, financial educational
investigating committee, and the budget
commission. It also will have before it
the biennial reports of the various de
partments lie state government and
the reports of the educational and char
itable institutions of the state.
The report of the budget commission
will not be available, according to pres
ent information, before the first week in
February. The commission is faced with
cutting sharply the requests made by in
stitutions for approximately $17,000,000
I for permanent improvements and approx
imately $23,000,090 for maintenance mid
] administration during " the biennium,
j These figures represent great increases
lover the appropriations recommended for
| the last biennial period and the eonimis
! sion has announced that for every dollar
| it recommends be spent, it will’ show a
'dollar which will be derived in taxes to
; handle the expenditure.
| During the first week of tlje session,
the general assembly probably ,will hear
; the final message of Governor Cameron
| Morrison. The Governor has indicated
that his address will be short but he has
given no iiiCmation of what he will say.
Governor-elect Angus W. McLean prob
ably will be inaugurated on January 14,
and his inaugural address will be pre
sented to the body.
ZEE A. DAVIS CHARGED
WITH STRIKING WOMAN
Alleged That He Was Driver cf Car
Which Struck Miss Foy Smith.
tßy the Associated Press.)
High Point, Jan. s.—Zeb. A. Davis, n
Winston-Salem insurance man, was ar
rested by local liolice last night and re
leased under SI,OOO bond for his ap
pearance for trial at Winston-Salem to
day charged with assault with a deadly
weapon. He is alleged to have been the
driver of an automobile which struck and
seriously injured Miss Foy Smith, young
white woman, late yesterday afternoon at
The driver is alleged to have failed to
stop his automobile after it had knocked
the woman down. He drove to High
Point where lie was eauglit by the police
who, had been requested to watch for
Chief of Police Blockwelder, of Higli
Point said that Davis admitted that his
car struck the young woman. He said
that Davis said lie failed to stop his au
tomobile “because I was excited.”
■ fr. GIVEN TO SEC. HUGHES
Sent to llbn for Hfe Personal and Pri- j
vate Information,” It Is Said.
(By the Associated Press.)
Washington. Jan. s.—The French mem- 1
oranduui regarding payment of France’s
war debt to the United States was trnTis- j
mitted today by Secretary Hughes to |
Secretary Mellon for his “personal and j
Inasmuch a« the document was pre-!
Rented by the French finance minister to
ambassador Herrick as an unofficial and
• private communication. State department!
official would make no comment on the I
suggestions embodied in it. They did ,
say. however, that “it was hoped the j
Cleinentel memorandum might be made
the basis for a follow up.”
With Our Advertisers.
Tlie Pnrks-Belk Co. lias many bar
gains after taking •stock. Wonderful val
ues in coats, dresses and hats at from 20
to 50 per cent. off. Men’s, two-pants suits
at special prices' also.
Call C. P. Cline—Phone I!)—at Mu
tual Oil Company, for the best coni that
money can buy.
In winter your hair needs more care.
Rend the ad of Efird’s Beauty Shoope,
and learn how to make and keep your
hair attractive all seasons.
Insurance that covers your home pro
• tects your wife and children too. See ad.
of Jno. K. Patterson & Co.
The quantity buying of the ,T. C. Pen
ny Co. assures you lowest prices. Read
; the ad. and learn how it is done.
Beginning Tuesday, Jannnry 6th. Dave
Oestricher’s 22 Annual January sale will
begin at liis tsore in Salisbury. Read
ad. in The Tribune today.
I The figures that count are the figures
made in your bank book of the savings
• department. See ad. of Citizens Bank
I and Trust Co.
If you spend all your wages you will
l find they go into someone’s bank account.
- Why not your owu? Read ad. of Citi
. zens Bank and Trust Co. and profit.
‘ See the condensed statement of the Ca
! barruN Savings Bank in the space of their
Leader of Peasants’ Party Arrested.
Belgrade, Serbia. Jan. 5 (By the As
sociated Press). —Stefan Radich, leader
of the Croatian peasants’ party, was ar
rested this morning in a secret room at
tHe home of Deputy Kochoutitch and tak
en to Zagreb prison.
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SAVE AND HAVE
And Watch Your Savings Grow
• Four Per Cent, in Our Savings
CABARRUS SAVINGS BANK
CAPITAL AND SURPLUS $450, d00 j I
M mu nn—ni 11l nil I hi I
“ASSOCIATE JUSTICE j
Resignation of Oldest Mem
ber of Supreme Court Has
Been Accepted by Presi
dent, It Is Said.
MADE HIM FEEBLE
Justice McKenna Had Been
Member of Court For Up
ward of 30 Years—Served
On Bench In California.
(By the Associated Press.i
Washington, D. C.. Jan. s.—The res
ignation of Associate Justice Joseph Mc-
Kenna was announced today from the
bench of the Supreme Court.
By virtue of upward of thirty years’
service on the supreme bench. Justice Mc-
Kenna is the ranking associate justice of i
tlie court. He retired because of his ad- :
vanced age. He is in his 82nd year, and
three weeks from today will mark tlie
27th anniversary of his elevation to the
supreme bench by President McKinley.
Before that appointment he had serv- 1
ed in Congress as a representative from )
California, and had been a U. S. Circuit!
court judge under the Harrison adminis-j
tration, and had occupied a place in Me-1.
Kinley's cabinet as Attorney General. [i
His health had been unusually robust
for a man of liis years and he has ap
plied himself with great vigor to the
heavy tasks of the court. Several
months ago. however, the death of his ,
wife added an additional weight to his
advancing years and lie decided to lay
aside official cares. It is the general
supposition that tlie retirement of the
aged justice will be followed by the ap
pointment of another member of the
court from the Pacific coast. One of '
those mentioned is Secretary Wilbur, of
the Navy Department, who before he
entered the cabinet was chief justice of i
the California Supreme Court.
Chief Justice Taft in announcing the
resignation said it had been accepted by
Bag of Gold Passed and Repassed by
Hundreds for Five Days.
Greensboro, Jail. 3.—Slightly under
SB,OOO, most of it gold coin, lay in a bag
! near the Southern Station at Tliomasville
j from Friday. December 26th. until Tues
day. Deomber 30th, before any person
! noticed it,” according to L. Lambeth,
j prominent manufacturer of that city, who
told the story here.
I Northbound Southern passenger train
No. 36 has been running in two sections,
, the first section grabbing the mail at
j Tliomasville with a crane. On December
26th. it is said the heavy sack of coin
j was placed in a mail sack to be sent
' from the First Nationnl Bank, Thomas
ville. to the Federal Reserve Bank at
Richmond. Perhaps the weight of the
coin caused it to drop through the mail
sack. Word was sent from another
point further north to see if something
had not been lost when the mail was
snatched, but this word miscarried. On
December 30th. Station Agent Pritchett,
at Thoinasville, while strolling about the
station, found the sack of money, with
the seal unbroken ami it was returned to
the Tliomasville postal authorities. The
valuable bag, within a few feet of the
erossing watchman’s shanty, within 20
feet of the main strict crossing, was
passed and repassed by hundreds of peo
Father of Fourteen Adopts Eeight More.
Anderson. Jan. 3.—Although the
father of 14 children, .Tune M. Sweeney,
Anderson county farmer, has under
taken to provide for eight more. Not
' long ago the mother of five children
died, leaving only an invalid father to
take care of them, when Mr. Sweeney
1 came to the rescue and took the children
I to care for and adopt as his own. He
had already his daughter-in-law and
lier child. This makes a family of an
even two dozen, but this does not phaze
Mir. Sweeney at all. He says he be
' lieves that the laird will provide—that
is, give him strength and health, as that
’ is all ho needs to make them com
Walter Lee Smith has gone to Lake
Waccamaw <!n a ten days fox hunt. He
‘ recently attended a fox hunt at Seven
II The University of Pennsylvania base
- .ball team, has scheduled twenty-eight
j games for next season.
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jT3V)ta« - .
riittKCE MINISTERS .
PREPABE FDR THEIR
Meeting to Be,Held in Paris
Is Arousing Great Interest
In All Quarters. —Wonder
What Will Be Done.
DEBT PROBLEM IS
TO BE DISCUSSED
This Is General Opinion In
Paris as Result of the Ap
pointment of Several Amer
icans to Be Delegates.
Paris, Jan. 5 (By the Associated
Press). —Final arrangements for Wednes-'
day’s conference of finance ministers have
been made, and as the day draws nearer
interest in the‘subjects to be considered
is growing more intense.
The chief ostensible aim of the confer
ence is to apportion tlie billion gold
marks in reparations received from Ger
many, but the general impression is that
this business ’ will be overshadowed by
what goes on in the lobbies and the
words “inter-nllied debts” are on every
Announcement of the appointment as
, delegates of American Ambassadors Kel
j logg and Herrick, as well ns Jas. A. Log
lan, the regular reparations commission
| observer for the I’nited States, has serv
ed to strengthen the public belief that the
debt problem will be a subject of unoffi
cial conversations, and it is hoped that
these will help bring a solution appreci
The thorniest problem before the con
ference proper is that of the American
share in the Dawes plan yield. While
France, Italy and Belgium each admits
that the I'nHed States has a right in
equity to share in the proceeds. Great
Britain denies such a right. At the same
time those allies which admit the Amer
ican claim, ask that their own percent
ages be not affected, thereby opening up
an extremely important question, namely,
the widening of the scope of application
of the Dawes plan.
Great importance is attached to the
meeting today of the Britjsh cabinet, and
it is hoped some arrangement may be de
vised which will permit settlement of the
.difficulty, over the. American - el&iuu-
Should the British refuse to modify their
attitude, it is thought probable the dis
pute will be sent to The Hague court for
VOTE ON POSTAL SALARY
BILL VETO TOMORROW
After That the Senate WHI Again Take
Up the Musde Shoals Problem.
(By the Associated Press.)
Washington, Jan. s.—Congress squar
ed away today for the remaining two
months of the session with the hfiuse fac
ing a week that will give other legisla
tion including the McFndden banking bill
a chance along with appropriation bills
while the senate tackled the postal pay
As the Senate took up the President’s
veto of the postal pay bill with a parlia
mentary situation complicated by the
pending administration postal rate in
crease measure, the house gave over the
first day of the week to consideration of
measures on the unanimous consent cal
endar. The latter body will get back to
appropriation bills tomorrow when it is
expected to reach a final vote on the army
Proceeding with the postal salary bill
veto under an agreement requiring a vote
before 4 o’clock tomorrow, the senate
with that disposed of will go back to
Muscle Shoals and other legislation.
Note Delivered to Germans.
Berlin, Jan. 5 (By the Associated
Press). —The British, French, Italian and
Japanese ambassadors and the Belgian
minister today presented Chancellor
Marx with the allied governments’ note
regarding postponement of the evacuation
of the Cologne zone which was set for
January 10th, under the treaty of Ver
$500,000 Fire at Pittsburgh.
(By (he Associated Press.)
Pittsburgh, Pa., Jan. s—Two firemen
were injured, more than a dozen business
firms suffered losses, and an entire down
town business block was threatened to
day when flumes swept a ten-story
structure on Peusylvania Avenue, caus
ing dnmage estimated by the fire chief
First Woman Governor Installed
Cheyenne, Wyo., Jan. s—Extreme5 —Extreme
simplicity marked today’s inauguration
of Mrs. Nellie Taylor Ross as governor
( of Wyoming. The ceremony was per- 7
i formed in the governor's office in the
'presence of State officials and a limited
number of invited guests. The oatn of
office was administered by Chief Justice
Potter of the State suprem court. ,
WHAT SMITTY’S CAT SAYS
iLjfdr ‘onWt 8“* Tuesday; not mucKg
[ ij&rtue in temperature.