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GASTON MEANS HERE
KT MOTHER'S HOME
Not Physically Able to Go to
New York City for Trial
Monday, His*-Local Physi
BEEN SUFFERING . ’■
FOR SOME TIME
Has Been Under Care of a
Physician Here for Sever
al Weeks—Nothing New In
the Case Now.
From his sick bed at the home here
of his mother, Mrs. G. W. Means, whom ,
he has been visiting for the past several ,
weeks, Gaston JV Means Monday after-' ,
noon offered his body as evidence that he
is suffering keenly from gall stones, ;
which disease lie declared, kept him-from j
appearing in Federal Court in Xew York
City that day. ,
“Any one who looked upon my wasted ,
body could see that I have been racked (
with pain,” Means declared, and a min- -
ute later he added that he was more <
concerned at present with the pain tluiu
with any warrant.
Means was interviewed by a reporter •
of The Tribune shortly after Associated |
Press dispatches had brought the infor- |
motion that a bench warrant liad been (
issued for him in New York City by |
Federal Judge Lilidley when Means
failed to appear for trial. The war- (
rant was issued at the request of Special ,
Assistant Attorney General Todd, who J
read to the court a telegram from Ur. |
Joe A. Hartsell, of this city, in which (
Dr. Hartsell declared Means was not ,
physically able to go to New Y’ork for ]
trial, and who also told the court that ■
tlie government operatives had watched (
Means since his recent conviction and ,
had reported to him last Friday that
Minns was in good health. j
“I have lost 55 pounds during the past
six or seven weeks.” Means said, adding
that those persons who doubted that he t
was really sick would not do so if they
were afflicted with half of the pain he
was then suffering.
Means would talk only at intervals, J
explaining that the pain from the disease
had been so acute during the day that J
bad f'ppod .jv necesary
give him a narcotic, and that this Hied- ,
icine left him in a stupid, dnzed eondi- '
“I am not physically able to intelll- i
gently discuss the matter fully,” he said ;
at one time.
Dr. Hartsell, when shown the die- 1
patches from New York City, declared j
that Means had been suffering with gall
stones for the past four weeks and that
he had advised an operation. He added j
that Means had not decided whether or
not he would submit to the operation. j
Means talked jerkingly of his disease,
declaring during one talking spell that i
other physicians in addition to Dr. Hart- .
sell had treated him for the disease.
“I knew all about the gall stones,” he
said, “and I have been fighting the dis
ease with the hope that an operation
would not be necessary.” He stopped ‘
talking at that point ahd his wife, who
was in the sick room with him, added
that nothing definite in regard to an op
eration bad been discussed since the dis
ease became acute.
Mrs. Means talked freely of her hus
band’s disease, stating that he had been *
suffering with it for some time and that 1
the present attack became so aggravated *
on Saturday that her husband was forced 1
to go to bed. ‘
“He silent a very restles night Satur
day. and since then has been in pain I
most of the time,” Mrs. Means added.
She ridiculed the idea that detectives by '
watching her husband could tell whether 1
or not he is ill.
Under the usual procedure of the law *
the warrant issued by Judge Lindey J
would be sent to the United States mar- ;
shall of the western North Carolina dis- '
trict for service. The office of the mar- >
shall is in Charlotte, aud he or one of <
his deputies would serve the warrant.
Means was asked what steps he in
tended to take if the warrant is served,
and he declared he was too sick to give
that phase of the matter the attention
Means came to Concord several weeks
(Continued on Page Two.)
King Edward’s Gambling C«np Expos
ed By Collapse of Bank.
Berlin, Jan. s.— How King Edward
VIL When he was Prince of Wales,
once-won two million marks from a son
of Prince Radziwill. one of the leadens
in Prussian demi-royalty and a crony
of former Emperor Wil’inm, has been
revealed in connection with the current
investigation into the banking policies
pursued by the Prussian State bank.
Dr. Karl von Furohard, the son of a
former president of the official Prussian
bank, is authority for the statement
that the Prince of Wales, during a visit
to Berlin in the Middle flQ’s won a
half million dollars in the course of one
night’s gambling from young Radziwill.
As the debt had to be paid within 24
hours the elder Radziwill pledged his
vast estate* to> the Prussian Statu bank
as collateral for the cash covering his
who was keen to
intervened and the bank
advance the amount
Thayer of Philadel
)Uifjß a big game hunter, is set
tinf;«irtjStpdomb«sa on a lion hunting
The Concord Daily Tribune
“GOOD LITERATURE DAY”
TO BE OBSERVED SOON
Methodists to Observe Day on January
25th, Under Present Plans.
Greensboro, Jan. 6.—Joining in a j
church-wide move to boost the cireu’ntion '
of church papers, Rev. A. W. Plyler, e«l-1
itor or the “North Carolina Christian
Advocate,” is ealling on the 5(10 pastors
of, the Nor Hi Carolina und Western North]
' Carolina oonferenees of the Methodist I
Episcopal Church, South, to observe Jan
uary 25. 1025, as “Good Literature Day”
by instituting a campaign to increase the
circulation of the "North Carolina Chris
tian Advocate," the organ of North Car
According to Dr. I’lay lor. January 25
has .been-fixed by church publishers and
bishops of the denomination as "Good
Literature Sunday." It is expected that
wide observance of this day will material
ly increase the circulation of the "North
Carolina Christian Advocate," which
serves n constituency of 240,00 Method
ists in North Carolina.
While Methodism is strong in North
Carolina, the circulation of the "North
Carolina Christian Advocate" is far from
what it ought to be, Dr. Plyler says.
The "North Carolina Christian Advo
cate” carries news of interest in the pa
tronizing conferences and'gives the status
of.this section of Methodism with refer
ence to general denominational move
It is expected that “Good Literature
Day” will not only start a movement in
behalf of the “North Cai-olina Christian
Advocate.’’ hut that local Methodists will
participate in the move to increase the
.circulation of the “Christian Advocate.”
general organ of the church published at
Nashville, Tenn., of which Dr. Alfred E.
Smith is editor.
Plans for the observance of “Good
Literature Day” are being sent to the
7,000 pastors throughout the connection
by Dr. J. A. Lamar and John W. Bar
ton. church publishers, and T. Ray Wig
gins, circulation manager of‘connectional
In view of the fact that the columns
of Methodist pastors during the present
year will probably be thrown open to dis
cuss the proposed unification of the two
branches of the Methodist Church, it is
expected that church papers will be more
widely read than ever before in their
history of Methodists at the present time.
It is understood that the unification ques
tion will come jtp for final vote by the
annual conference of 1025.
DEFICIENCY BILL IS
IP IN THE HOUSE
Army Appropriation Bill Laid Aside For
the Deficiency Bill.
(By the Associated Press.!
Washington, .tan. 6.—The House laid
aside the army appropriation bil tem
porarily today to take up the emergency
deficiency hill reported yesterday. Os a
total trfllßW.lM.7ofi carried In the bill,
$150,000,000 would be available for the
refund of illegally collected taxes. Con
sideration of the army bill will be re
sumed tomorrow with the calendar of
Wednesday’s program displaced by agree
Salt of Gold as Consumption Cure En
dorsed by Surgeon After Tests.
Chicago, Jan. s.—Sanocrysine, an
inorganic salt of gild which has been
developed by Prof. Holger Moeligaard,
Danish scientist, as a cure for tuber
culosis, received an unqualified endorse
ment from Dr- Peter C. Clemenson,
Chicago surgeon, in his first report to
the Chicago Health Department.
Dr. Clemensen was sent to Copen
hagen to examine into the possibilities
of the new specific.
“My imprefwions, so far, are that the
thing is all that it claimed for it,” Dr.
Clemensen wrote. “It is bona fide, scien
tific and good.
“It cannot be used on adyanved
tuberculosis, where the lungs nre almost
gone and the patient is weak—it will
not reproduce tissue. But it absolutely
cures the beginning tuberculosis where
there is no nephritis or syphilis as
“It is chemically an inorganic salt of
gold, bearing the formula,-- AuO3S2.
That is, it is aurithic-suiphuric acid. It
looks like a white flaeeulent powder of a
“It is negatively charged in salt, very
soluble in water, anhydrous, very sen
sible and easily oxydisable. It is in
jected intravenously, exactly like sal
varsan. They have now produced a new
serum which neutralizes the tuber
With Our Advertisers.
Wilkinson’s Funeral Home is open day
and night. Telephone No. 9.
Honest measure ahd courteous service
if you “fill up" at Howard’s Filling Sta
C. P. Cline, at the Mutual Oil Com
pany, only asks that you try a ton of
their coal. Try it.
Ruth-Kesler Shoe Store nnounces the
arrival of 12 new spring styles in ladies’
slippers. All sizes and widths.
Dr. Adlai Loudy, the “Dixie Caruso,”
is here with the Jones Modern School of
Music. Read ad. about this singer else
The Concord Furniture Co. lias arrang
ed with one of the banks in Concord to
loan customers money with which to buy
furniture, enabling the customers to take
advantage of the cash prices. Loans can
be paid at the bank, or at Concord Fur
niture Store, in small weekly or month
ly payments. See ad. on last page in to
No Official Notice of Bench Warrant
Charlotte, Jan. s.— Neither the of
fice of United States Assistant; District
Attorney Patton nor Deputy Marshal
Coin had received any official notice to
night in connection with a warrant for
the arrest of Gaston B. Means. It was
said that under the usual procedure
such a warrant would be issued by As
; istant District Attorney Patton here
, upon official instruction direct from
New York or from the office of the
United States marshal, Brownlow
■ Jackson, at Asheville. The warant prob
- ably would be served by himself, said
; Mr. Coin, or by Deputy Hall, of Salis
CONCORD, N. C., TUESDAY, JANUARY 6, 1925
| OF MARKETING IS
I' FULLY CONSIDERED
Convention of the National
Council of Fanners Co-op
erative Associations Giving
Much Thought to Question.
NOT WANTED NOW
Bills Aimed to Give Farm
Relief May Be Combined in
One Bill Under the Plans
Being Discussed Now.
(By the Associated Press.)
Washington. Jan. o.—The several bills
pending in Congress to deal with co-op
erative marketing of farm products were
up for analysis and judgment today by
delegates attending the third annual con
vention of the National Council of Farm
ers Co-operative Associations.
The executive committee of the Council
has already gone on record as opposed to
any further legislation on the question at
this time, and it is the purpose of lend
ers of the movement assembled here to
formulate a definite policy with regard to
the pending bill. These include the Me-
Nary-Haugen, the Curtis-Asrfel, the Nor
ris-Sinclair, and the Capper-Williams
Aaron Saplro, a leader in the movement
specifically op|>oxed 1 each of these meas
ures in an address prepared for today's
session. The co-operative movement, he
contended, needs not more legislation at
this time, but the active administrative
backing of the government to strengthen
A move to have the conference petition
Congress for a Federal Trade Commis
sion investigation of the alleged boycot
ting of co-operative marketing organiza
tions by certain of the big tobacco trade
organizations which has the support of
Mr. Sapiro was being discussed among
the delegates today.
Organization morale, , membership ser
vice, and publicity were other subjects be
fore the general session today, with a
number of section meetings devoted to
various trade lines also on the program.
TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY BEAR
IS KILLED NEAR EDGEMONT
Only in Recent Yean That These Ani
mals Have Returned to This Commun
Lenoir, Jan. s.— Reports have reached
here of the killing of' a two hundred and
fifty pound bear several days ago on
the national forest near Edgemont. This
is the first bear bagged so far this sea
son by the hunting parties who have
scoured this area.
It has been during the past three years
only that bears have returned to this
section. Rig lumber mills and fires kept
them run out for a dozen years. Since
the government has bought a large area
here and has kept the fire out, allowing
reforesting to take its course a number
of bears have been.seen. Many of the
citizens living in the vicinity do not want
the bears killed. They want them and
all other gave protected for a few years
and given a chance to increase in num
bers. Some local jjersons, however, and
hunters from elsewhere come in and make
it pretty hard for any game to exist.
Only One Girl Out of Two Hundred
Lenoir, Jan. s. —Of the even 200 mar
riage licenses issued for the past year
by John M. Crisp, register of deeds for
Caldwell county, all of them stuck ex
cept. one. This license was sent back by
a young tnan who said his girl backed
out. He failed to get his three dollars
back. The fiscal year for the County
ends with the first Monday in Decem
ber. During the past year cupid did not
quite keep pace with the year preceding.
He slipped just one couple. For 1923
there were 201 licenses issued as
against 200 * for the year 1924.
The extra Christmas for the little
love god did not materialize this past
December, Register of Deeds Crisp says.
Only 20 licenses were issued during the
month as against 33 for the same month
a year ago.
Invitation to Borah to /come to Char
Washington. Jan. 5.—C0l T. I/. Kirk
patrick, president of the Charlotte
Chamber of Commerce, has extended an
invitation to Senator W. E. Bornh to
deliver an address at the annual din
ner of the Charlotte Chamber during
i January preferably the first part of the
Senator Simmons’ was asked to see
Senator Borah and urge him to accept.
’ Senator Borah said tonight he had
, not received the invitation, but he will
, not be able to leave Washington until
! the present session of Congress is over.
He said he wotild like very much to go
to Charlotte later on.
Sterling Establishes High Mark-
New York, Jan. s.—Sterling. ex
, change today hurdled another barrier in
its march toward parity when It cross
ed the war time “peg” point which hnd
I held the rate around $4.76 about two
I years prior to March, 1919. Following
nn earlier advance in London, demand
sterling in the local market opened more
[ th.nn a cent higher at $4.76 1-2 and
* subsequently advanced to $4.76 3-4, the
e highest posfc-war rate. The price fell
’ back at the eloee to around $4.76. The
B rise in sterling was accomplished in the
1 face of the downward trend of most
* other Europena currencies.
Archbishop Moeller Dead.
a Cincinnati. 0., Jan. 6.—Archbishop
h Henry Moeller, fourth bishop of Cincin
nati, died last night at bis residence here.
GOV. MORRISON HAS |
NOTHING TO SUGGEST
Will Make No Suggestions or Addresses
to the State Legislature.
IBy AMMOi-lnted I'rrM..
Raleigh, Jan. 6.—Governor Cameron
Morrison, who will retire from office on
January 14th will make absolutely no
recommendations nor addresses to the
general assembly during the remainder of
his term, he announced today to newspa
per men. He expressed the opinion that
recommendations for tlip future were the
duty of the governor-elect, and added
that lie had completed his job and that
all he would do would be to go home
Governor Morrison statpd that bis idea
of conservatism now yasln line with the
workings of his administration, for. he
said, “the administration has accomplish
ed what it started out to do and now
it is useless to repeat the same thing
again. The statp has advanced greatly
on the plan of progressivenesss and yet
it was handled in a conservative manner.
"The next administration will be Mr.
McLean's and I will not go before the
general assembly to make any suggestions
Governor and Mrs. Morrison will leave
Raleigh on the night of January 14th
for Durham where they will spend the
night at Mrs. Morrison’s borne and con
tinue their trip by automobile to Char
lotte the next day, it was announced.
PRESIDENT MUST GET
NEW ATTORNEY GENERAL
Appointment of Mr. .Stone to Supreme
Oourt Will Cause’ Vacancy Soon.
(n > the Associated Press.)
Washington, Jan. 6.—President Cool
idge today for the second time within a
year set about .finding a new Attorney
Harlan F. Stone, of' New York, select
ed as head of the Department of Justice
after tjie retirement of Harry M. Daugh
erty, was given the appointment yester
day by the President to the Supreme
The nomination of Mr. Stone was sent
to the Senate within five hours after the
vacancy on the highest court was creat
ed by tbe retirement of Associate Jus
tice Joseph McKenna.
While Mr. Stone will not leave the De
partment of Justice until his nomination
is confirmed by the Senate, usually in
such cases a matter of routine, thought
must be given iinmedately by Mr. Cool
idge to the apointment of a successor. All
indications of an official nature are that
he has not even reached any preliminary
conclusions, but immediately after >the
appointment of Mr. Stone it was an
nounced that a dozen names were being
mentioned in connection with the office.
MERCHANTS TO OPPQSE
PROPOSED SALES TAX
Greensboro Associati#.; i« .Invite Gover
nor, Lieutenant Governor nod Pharr.
Greensboro, Jan. 5.—-Governor-Elect
Angus W. McLean, Lieutenant Governor-
Elect Elmer Long and Edgar IV. Pharr,
who will probably be the next speaker
of the house of representatives in the
general assembly, will be invited to ad
dress the annual meeting of the Greens
boro Merchants’ Association, officials of
the organization say. The meeting will
be held some time in February, after Mr.
McLenn and Mr. Long have been induct
ed into office. Merchants hope that the
press of official duties will not cause
them to decline the invitation.
The merchants at their annual meet
ing will make plans to fight any propo
sition to put on a sales tax in North
Carolina, in an effort to raise revenue.
They are warmly against a sales tax.
Irene Castle is Mother of Seven-Pound
Chicago. Jan. s.—Mother has been
added to the titles of Irene Castle Mc-
Laughlin, dancer of the ball room nnd
stage, motion picture actress nnd more
recently, 'house wife-
A seven pound daughter was born to
her in Chicago hospital late yesterday.
The baby probably will be named after
Mrs. McLaughlin. Both mother and
daughter were reported doing nicely.
Mrs. McLaughlin was married to
Major Frederic McLaughlin, wealthy
Chicago sportsman and business man
late in 1923, and announced that she
hnd forsaken the stage and screen for a
career as house wife.
Previously she had been married to
Vernon Castle, as whose dancing part
ner she won international fame. Castle
was killed in an airplane accident at
Fort Worth, Texas, in 1919, while a
member of the British flying corps. The
second husband was Captain Robert
Tremain. of Ithaca, N. Y., who was di
vorced in Paris shortly before the mar
riage to- Major McLaughlin.
The daughter born yesterday was
Mrs. McLaughlin's first child.
To Observe Anniversary of Lemine’s
Moscow, Jan. 6 (By the Associated
Press). —Preparations are underway for
observance of the first anniversary on
January 25th, of the death of Lenine. The
eight days beginning January 18th and
ending January 25th will be designated
Lenine Week, and commemorative ser
vices will be held throughout the country.
Gompers’ Will Contested.
' (By tbe Associated Press.)
i Washington, Jan. 6.—The will of
Samuel Gompers was contested today in
the District of Columbia Court by his
widow. Mrs. Gertrude Gompers. who
’ charged undue influence by Mr. Gompers
1 son, Snmuel J. Gompers.
I Minnesota Legislature Meets.
> (By tbe Associated Press.)
E St. Paul, Minn., Jan. 6.—The 44th bi-
I ennial session of the Minnesota Legisln
■ ture met today. Theodore Christianson
• will be inaugurated Governor tomorrow.
1 Governor Pinchot Reads Message,
B (Br tbe Associated Press.)
f Harrisburg, Pa„ Jan. 6.—Qovernor
t Pinchot read his inaugural message today
to tbe new legislature, one branch of
which will have a presiding officer whom
' J Few .pearl divers are able to follow
’• the vocation for more than five years.
TO ALLIED MEETING
Names of Men to Represent
Country at Finance Minis
ters’ Meeting to Be Held
Tomorrow Is Announced.
One Delegate Served on Com
mission Which Drew Up
Dawes Plan—Other Dele
gates on Way to Paris.
Paris, Jan. 6 (By the Associated
Press). —The French delegation to the
conference of allied finance ministers,
which opens here tomorrow, was finally
named at the eleventh hour today, just
when ail of the other delegations were on
their way to Paris. Finance Minister
Clemente] will head the delegation repre
M. Seydoux, chief of the commercial
section of the foreign office, will be the
principal aide of the finance minister.
Other members of the delegation _are M.
Aron, one of the French experts who
helped prepare the Dawes plan; Ferdi
nand Buisson. director of the cabinet min
istry of finances; and Pierre Deyris, an
expert on the financial problems of peace,
who has been in close touch with all after
war inter-allied difficulties.
Premier Theunis with the Belgian del
egation was the first of the allied repre
sentatives to arrive in Paris. He was
met by Finance Minister (’lemeutel and
the Belgian Ambassador. It is under
stood that Premier Theunis will have a
preliminary talk with members of the
French delegation before the opening of
Winston Churchill. British Chancellor
of the Exchequer, who is due to arrive
here at 4 o’clock this afternoon, is under
stood to have an appointment with M.
Clementel for tomorrow morning to talk
over the debt question.
Premier Theunis was accompanied by
former Premier Delacroix and Camille
Gutt, Belgian members of the reparation
In accordance with a decision of the
Belgian cabinet it is said that Premier
Theunis’ delegation will resist any discus
sion. of the Belgian priority-claim to 2,-
'500,060.000 gold marks in repartitions
which is contrary to the views of the
reparations experts, the Belgians contend
has not been entirely paid.
The British viewpoint is that there re
mains little, if anything, of that priority,
and that in any event if the Belgians con-.
tinue to collect on this claim they can-1
not demand an addition to their 8 per I
cent, reparation payments as fixed in the ]
The Belgian delegation will await ac
tion by the creditors as to war debts, it
Plans for Debt Conference.
Paris, Jan. 6. —Plans for an inter-al
lied debt conference at Brussels next
March to which the United States prob
ably would be invited to send all dele
gates are declared to have been formu
lated by Winston Churchill, British chan
cellor of the exchequer, who is duf to ar
rive this evening at the head of the Brit
ish delegation to the conference of al
lied finance ministers which opens to
Think School Building Near Winston-
Salem Set on Fire.
Winston-Sale, Jan, s.—Fire believed
of incendary was discovered in the
Vienna consolidated school building, six
miles west of here Saturday evening.
When discovered the blaze hnd gotten
a good headway and damage to the ex
tent of about S2OO was done before the
fire was extinguished. The light in the
building was discovered about 9 o’clock
by persons Irving in the community who
were on their way home, after having
attended a lodge meeting at. Brooks
town. They immediately broke into the
building and extinguished the flames,
not however, until considerable damage
had been done.
Breves Would Like to Sign Red
Boston, Jan. «■—Christy Mathewson,
president of the Boston Braves, would
like to sign "Red” Grange gridiron
wonder of the University of Illinois, if
the football star can play baseball.
“One of the game’s greatest pinch
hitters was made into a baseball star on
his football reputation,” Mathewson
said. “I refer to Harry (Moose) MeCor
mik, former,Giant player, who was a
gridiron star at Bucknell when I
; SAVE AND HAVE
' ' And \Vatch Savings Grow
I CABARRUS SAVINGS BANK
CAPITAL AND SURPLUS $450,000
COMMEND JAMES B. DUKE
Fit st Church Sends Resolution to Philan
thropist, Thanking Him for the Large
Salisbury, Jan. 5. —The First Mtho
dist Church of Salisbury, of which Rev.
Loy I). Thompson is pastor, at a church
conference passed the following set of
resolutions commending the action of J.
B. Duke in setting ppart 40 million for
religions, educational aud charitable
causes in the Carolina*:
"Whereas, J. B. Duke, of Charlotte
and Durham, has given $40,000.00 to 4
the Cnrolinas for religious, educational
and charitable causes ami whereas it is
the desire of this congregation to express
its appreciation to Mr. Duke for his mu
nificent gift, be it
"Resolved that we as a congregation .
assembled in the First Methodist Church J
of Salisbury, wish to go on record as
commending this most generous and pa
triotic act of our fellow North Caro
linian; be it further I
"Resolved that a copy of this resolu
tion be placed in the official records of
our church and also a copy forwarded to
THE COTTON MARKET
Showed Steadier Tone During Today’s
Early Trading—March I'll to 23.87. I
(By tbe Associated Press.) 1
New York. Jan. 6.—The cotton market <
showed a steadier tone during today's •
early trading. Liverpool advices re- <
ported the decline there had attracted -
renewed continental trade buying, and
the local market opened steady at an <
advance of 13 to 18 points on covering. 1
Offerings were comparatively light at the 1
decline of 1 1-2 cents from the high <
prices of last week, while in addition to 11
covering by recent sellers some buying J
for trade accounts was reported. Prices -
worked up to 23 K7 for March and 24.30 i
for July before the end of the first hour,
active months ruling about 20 to 24 | ■
points net higher. •
The opening prices were: Jan. 23.30; 1
March 23.83; May 24.13; July 24.20; i
Oct. 23.57. «
WAR FINANCE BODY
r WINDING UP AFFAIRS 1
Cancellation and Retirement of $409.- 1
000,000 of Its Capital Stock Is Initial i
Step Taken. I
Washington. Jan. s.—The war fi- <
nance corporation took the initial step I
today toward winding up its affairs, i
cancelling and retiring, with the a.p- (
pnoval of Secretary Mellon $409,000,-
000 of its $500,000,000 capital stock.
The corporation directors and Score- t
tary Mellon believe the outstanding sl,- ;
000,000 of capital stock, with available
funds from repayment of loans, will be
sufficient to take care of all pending re- :
Tbe power of ths corporation to make ■
new advances expired with tlie end of
the year nnd the reduction in the capital
stock does not therefore involve any
change in policy. All outstanding loans <
will be handled as heretofore Managing
Director Moyer announced.
| Burgwyrt and G~ady Seem to Be Run
rang Neck and Neck
| Raleigh, Jan. s.—Senators W. H. S.
Burgwyn, of Northampton, and Paul D.
Grady, of Johnson, running for the
presidency pro tempore of the senate,
compared notes tonight and ear'll found 1
himself with enough votes pledged to
elect. They agreed that they would be
They likewise agreed that they would
make fine presidents. Rut in view of
the doubles on tlieir lists, they would
not prophesy. This will be the only
senate or .house contest. The caucus to
morrow night will determine the issue.
About half the membership is here
tonight. But there is nothing to politick
about save tbe small jobs of the two
houses and of course the presidency
pro tem. Speaker-elect Pharr. came in
Miss Elizabeth Lemly and Fred Mills
Salisbury. Jan.' s.—Fred Mills and
Miss Elizabeth Lemley, a young couple
of Salisbury, drove to China Grove and
were married Sunday at noon, the cere
mony being performed by Rev. C. P.
Fisher. Tlie couple were accompanied
by Roseoe Lemly, brother, of the bride,
O. G. Mills, brother of the bridegroom;
Harold Albright, and Mieses Ethel Lip
pard and Gladys Hahn. The bride is a
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Lemly,
811 Couth Church street. The bride
groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. AY. C.
Mills, of South Fulton street. After
a stay Os several days at Wilkesboro,
Mr. and Mis. Mills will be at home
on South Fulton street, this city.
Daniel Guggenheim Seriously 111. .
(By (he Associated Press.)
New York, Jan. o.—Daniel Guggen
i heim. financier and a director of the Am
i erican Smelting & Refining Company, is
i seriously ill at his apartment here. Three
- physicians nre in attendance. Mr. Gug
i genheim, -who is 69 yenrs old, collapsed
I in his room Saturday night. He has
been stricken with similar attacks before.
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TODD TELLS JUDGE
FEIGNING 1 SICKNESS
Assistant District Attorney
Says the Agents Called on
Means at His Mother’s
Home In City.
Cash Bond Which Means
Deposited May Be Ordered
Forfeited in the Court by
(By the Associated Press.)
New York. Jan. 6.—Gason B. Means,
former department of justice agent, is
feigning illness to avoid trial on a charge
of conspiracy to obstruct justice, Federal
Judge Lindley. of lilinois. was told to
day by Specail Assistant United States
Todd told the court that government
operatives had called upon Means at his
home in Concord. N. last night, and
had reported to him that the former gov
ernment agent apparently was in good
health, despite thr telegraphic statement
of a Concord physician yesterday that
Means was seriously ill and in need of
an immediate operation.
At Todd’s request, Judge Lindley is
sued an order to compel John T. Mc-
Govern, Means’ former counsel, to appear
for him. He already has issued a war
rant for the arrest of Means and has un
der consideration a motion to declare for
feited his SIO,OOO bond.
Means was to have gone to trial yes
terday with Thomas B. Felder, his one
time attorney, and Elmer W. Jarnecke,
his secretary, charged with having ac
cepted $65,000 from officers of the Al
toona Glass Gasket Company, which they
said they intended to pay to former At
torney General Daugherty and other gov
ernment officials not to interfere with
the concern’s stock sales.
Jarnecke changed his plea to guilty
yesterday and Judge Lindley now is con
sidering a motion to grant Felder a sep
Mr. Means was seen this afternoon at
1 o’clock and he deelnred that be saw no
government agents at any time yesterday.
Members of bis family corroborated his
statement. •* a
A representative from the office of the
Marshall of the Western North Carolina
district called at the Means home short
ly after 1 o’clock to serve on Means the
bench warrant issued in New York Mon
day by Federal Judge IJindley. The
marshall, it is understood, was accompan
ied by a physician who came to examine
Means who had been declared by his
physician. Dr. J. A. Hartsell, ns too ill
to go to New York for trial. Dr. Hartsell
was present when the examination was
made this afternoon.
D. H. WINSLOW Thinks
THAT HE IS A BIRD
Former Engineer In State Highway Com
mission Office Creates Excitement in
Italeigh. Jan. 5.—1). H. Winslow,
former engineer in the State highway
commission office, stretched his arms
from the roof of the three-story building
on Martin nnd Wilmington streets this
afternoon and making as if to flap his /
wings for a sail from earth, he frightened
enough population to bring out the fire
AVinslow, half dressed, shouted that
he was preparing to leave the earth. He
offered a wire to lolicemen below. The
fire company wit.) its aerial truck re
sponded and men climbed the ladder to
pinion him before he jumped. All. doubt
of his sanity was gone, fact is. lie had
been called crazy many months but op
erated the elevator in the new Odd Fel
lows building. He was taken to city po
lice station and doubtless will be commit
ted to Dix Hill.
Irish Fed Up on Four Horsemen Stuc.
San Francisco, Jan. 6.—The prac
tice of defining the baektield of the No
tre Dame football team as “the four
horsemen” today drew condeminaticn
from Leo Sutliffe, manager. In a state
ment to a newspaper, he said : ’
“If you want to do something for us
nnd for Notre Dame that we would ap
preciate more than anything else, please
forget about this infernal ‘four horse
“AA T e are all sick and tired of it,
Notre Dame is a team, not a collection
of four horsemen and seven mules.”
Harbor BiH to Carry $38,000,000.
Washington, Jan. s.—House leaders
agreed late today upon the passage at
this session of $38,000,000 rivers and
I The bill, as reported, carried $57.-
000,000, but the rivers and harbors
committee plans to meet tomorrow to
pare down the figures to the amount
agreed upon by the leaders.
WHAT SMITTY’S CAT SAYS
. Generally fair tonight and Wednesday.
. not much oh Antra in