0 ASSOCIATED 0
0 PRESS k 0
0 DISPATCHES 0
NEW CONCORD HOTEL
He Will Submit His PlaitSj
For the Bulding to Mem
ber of the Hotel Commit
tee at Early Date.
UNDECIDED AS TO
Waters “Slightly Muddied”
by Action of the Board of
Aldermen Taken at a Meet
ing Recently Held. '
Work on the new hotel is being held
up at the present tilde pending action of
the Itoard of Aldermen regarding the
widening of Depot street, i’ntil some
thing definite is done, the dismantling of
the old hotel will not be begun, it is stat
The only action df ‘ recent date taken
by the hotel corporation is the appoint
ment of an architect, D. L. Stoddard,
of New York City, having been chosen to
draw the plnns for the building: Mr.
Stoddard is one of the leading architects
of the country, having designed numbers ■
of the outstanding buildings in the coun
try. He will submit at an early date,
plans frpm the .which the committee in
charge of the building will select the one
to be erected. f.
The recent action of the Board of Al
dermen in rescinding their former action
in which it was stated that they would
not widen Depot street has had* the ef
fect of “slightly muddying the waters,”
to quote one of the hotel committee.
Some years ago, when the matter of a
hotel was first talked, the Board of Al- '
dermen were broached and asked as to
their intentions with regard to Depot
street, much work on widening streets in
the city having been in progress at that |
time. The Board felt, they said, that the
city could not afford to purchase the cost
ly property on the Square and gave
a decision that they would not be in fav
or of widening the street.
In the meantime, however, there has
been a feeling that the street should be
widened and the Board recently brought
the matter up, holding several parleys ,
with regard to the work, but actually do- ;
ing nothing definite. . ,
’ Members of the hotel committee stated
„ u...v oftho ouinion .that iDa
- imi b. U
is practically the same width between
the Hibson Drug Store and the National
Bank as it is between Bell A Harris Furs
- Store and Howard's .Filling Sta- '
tion at the end of the block where it basil
already been widened. - (r
At the National Bank Corner (the cor- -
ner where the hotel is to be built) the
street from curb to curb is 29 feet, 6
inches, according to the hotel committee.
At Bell A Harris’ corner it is only 29 I
feet, 3 inches, three inches narrower than 1
at the National Bank. The sidewalk at
the Bell A Harris corner is wider which 1
gives the street at that corner something
like 17 inches extra width. This, the j
committee thinks, is not sufficient to '
warrant condemning the National Bank
property and they believe that the matter 1
of widening the street will |all through, j
THE COTTON MARKET
Showed Considerable Firmness During
Early Trading.—First Prices Steady at
1- < By the Associated Press.t
New York, .Tan. 13. —The cotton mar
ket showed considerable firmness in to
day’s early trading. Buying was promot
ed by steady Liverpool cables. Absence
of rains in the southwest and bullish re
ports on yesterday’s British board of
trade figures showing increased exports of
both yarns and cloth for December.
First prices were steady at advances of
2 to 9 points. Active months showed
net advances of 12 to 30 points in early
tradeing on covering and Wall Street,
western and Southern buying. March
advanced to 24.23 and July to 24.80 be
fore the end of the first hour.
Opening prices were: January 23.28
March 24.10; May 24.42; July 24.65:
RALEIGH NOW IN GALA
ATTIRE FOR INAUGURATION
Legislative and Citizens Committee Ar
range Final Details for Ceremony To
Illy the Aeeo*»i<‘-.l
Raleigh, N. 0., Jan. 13 (By the Asso
ciated press).—Raleigh has donned gala
attb-e in honor of the incoming Govern
or %-lio will be formally inaugurated to
morrow at noon in the City Auditorium.
Decorations were' in evidence along Fay
etteville street between the capital and
the auditorium today. As the day ad
vanced it began to clear up and there was
a crispness in the air that has been ab
sent during the past week which has been
marked by rain, fog and dampness.
LSgislat r ve and citiaens committees
met together during the day to arrange
final details for the inauguration.
Legion to Meet Next In Omaha.
(By the Pnwl
Indianapolis, Ind., Jan. 13.—The sev
enth annual convention of the American
Legion will be held in Omaha, Nebraska,
October sth to oth. The national ex
ecutive committee selected the date y*e-|
“tumbler” w as a drinking vessel udth a
without* setting “he“ muST^
*?*■' -■ k i ,-ih ’ , V
The Concord Daily Tribune
or CROUSE FOUND
.Body Was That of A. L.
Mauney, Who Is Believed
to Have Been Robbed Af
ter He Was Murdered.
|. —| i- | '• i ■
Mauney Was In Charlotte
Monday and Was Released
From Jail > Late Monday
(Or the Associated Press.)
Charlotte, Jan. 13.—The body 6f A..L.
Mauney, fifty years- old, Crouse, N. C.,
proiluee merchant, was found today lying
on a lonely -road four miles south of
Charlotte with a bullet hole'in the back
of the head. TJie body had been robbed
of all valuables/
A man named Fincher, who lives in
the vicinity,? found the body and report
ed to the rural police, as he came to work
in the city. The'coroner, Frank Hovis,
visited the sCene soon afterward. No
.clues had been found by the police, it
was said. .
Mr. Mauney is said to have had about
?70 in cash in his pockets, besides other
valuables. He had been in Charlotte
yesterday, according to >the rural police,
and had been drinking. Late yesterday
he was locked up’by the city police, but
was released shortly before midnight.
The road on which" the' body was found
is a lonely one, connecting the Park and
Pineville roads. It is now under con
struction. and has been finished for about
one mile. It was near a bridge at the
end of the completed section that the
body was founu.
Evidence that an automobile had been
driven onto the bridge and then backed
off was found. Tracks of two persons
were found in the mud. Two pairs of
horn rimmed glasses and four or five
pennies were found. There was 76 cents
in change in his pockets.
Mrs. Mauney was notified of the death
of her tyusband and the body was brought
to an undertaking parlor here.
REN LACY SERIOUSLY
ILL IN NEW YORK CITY
(By the Associated Press.)
New York. Jan. 13.—Benjamin R. La
cy, 70-year old state treasurer of North
Carolina, is seriously ill at the Hotel
.Pennsylvania with pulmonary congestion,
|it became known today.
Dr. Jos. D. Nagel, house physician,
said Mr. Lacy had “passed a rather poor
night” and that although the patient had
pulled through similar attacks in the
past, he could not say whether Mr. Lacy
would recover from his present illness be
cause of his age.
Mr. Lacy came here from Raleigh with
Governor Morrison a week ago to sign a
$15,000,000 issue of North Carolina high
way bonds, sold to a New York syndi
cate. Governor Morrison finished his
part of the work and returned to North
Carolina last week.
Although quite ill since his arrival, Mr.
Lacy insisted on completing his task,
which required him to affix his siguature
to 15,000 certificates. As a result of ov
ertaxing his strength ’while in a weakened
condition it was said that Mr. Lacy was
forced to take to bed two days ago.
HERRIOT NOT SO VERY
POPULAR IN CHAMBER
Applauded Only by HU Followers On
First Public Appearance Since Recent
Paris, Jan. 13 (By. the Associated
Press). —Premier Herriott, making his
first public appearance at the opening of
the chamber of deputies this afternoon
since he was taken ill on December 10th,
was applauded' only by the left groups
which form this majority. This applause
■lid not exceed twenty seconds, and the
(Eonununists did not join in it.
There were few members of the right
uresent at the opening of the regular ses
sion, the opposition deputies apparently
having decided not to take their seats
until after the premier arrived.
Favors Making Fair Grounds a Play
Raleigh, Jan. 13.—President O. Max
Gardner, of the North Carolina State
Fair, has announced i that he favors con
verting the present fair grounds "at Ra
leigh into a playground for the people
of the state. In’ a statement issued
here, he said: “I believe there should
be erected at the fair grounds a stadium
that would accommodate 50,000 people.
Within the next few years there should
be athletic contents staged here that will
draw that many people. Also, polo
ground should be laid off, as well as
other facilities for sports. While it may
not be advisable to go thU far all at
once, -I am convinced that a general
scheme of this sort would be wise.- The
fair grounds should be kept at their
present location. They are a wonder
ful asset, especially to the people of Ral
January White and Clearance Sale at the
The big White and Clearance Sale at
the Parks-Belk Company will begin on
Thursday morning, ' January 15th, at 9
o’clock. The store will be closed all day
Wednesday eo that the prices of goods
may be marked down tor the sale. Tbe
sale will last through Mondays February
i oth. Everything in tbe whole’ store will
be reduced except contract goods. Read
two pates of ads. in this paper today
and be ready for thh feaat of bargains.
CONCORD, N. C., TUESDAY, JANUARY 13, 1925
SUBMARINE S-l 9 HI
- AT ORLEANS HUM
Ran Aground on Outer Bar
at Entrance of the Harbor
During Fog, add Is Now
HUGE WAVES ARE
Other Vessels Are Standing
By In Case of 1 Need—Forty
Members of the Crew Are
In the Craft
(By tiff Associate-! Pkm.)
Chatham, Mass., Jan. 13.—Two cqaat
guard cutters are standing by the sub
marine S-19 which ran aground on a
clay bank off Orleans outer harbor early
totjay. The cutter Tampa reported at
noon that conditions seemed favorable for
pulling the vessel offff.
Chatham, Mass., Jan. 13.—Submarine
S-19, which ran aground early today on
the outer bar at the entrance to Orleans
harbor in a fog sent out a message short
ly after 9 o'clock that her position was
dangerous, due to heavy seas. The
waves were breaking over the bridge of
the sumbarine, which had a list of 20
The message was the first received
from the S-19 for some time, the inter
ference being explained by the sac( that
the submarine was submerged to such an
extent that part of her antennae were
Because of the dense fog of the early
morning, the exact position of the ves
sel was not known here until 9 o'clock,
when she was sighted by the Orleans
coast guard. She lies five and .obe-half
miles south of Nausett light, and the
Nausett coast guard crew as well as the
Orleans'" crew is standing by. Word
was received from the coast guard cut
ter, Acushnet .that she expected to reach
the S-19 soon.
The S-19, commanded by Lieutenant
C. F. Martin, has on board five officers
and thirty-five enlisted men. She was
bound form repair base at Portsmouth,
N. H., for New London, Conn.
TRIAL OF B MEANS
BEGAN IN NEW YORK TODAY
Prosecution and Defense Attorneys Ont
(By the Associated Press.)
New York, Jan. 18.—Prosecution and
defense attorneys, with outlines of the
testimony they expect to produce took
up the opening session of today’s hear
ing of the trial in Federal Court of Gas
ton B. Means, former department of jus
tice agent, and Thomas B. Felder, his
former attorney, charged with having
conspired to obstruct justtice.
Assistant United States Attorney Todd
said he would prove that Means and his
former secretary lmd induced defendants
in the Altoona Glass Casket Company
case charged with using the mails to de
fraud, to pay over $65,000 to them on:
their representation that they could influ
ence Attorney General Daugherty and
other goverment officials to dismiss the
Frank P. Walsh, one of Felder’s at
torneys, said he would prove that bis
client had only the relation of attorney
to client to the defendants.
JONES SUBSTITUTE ADOPTED
Would Refer Whole Muscle Shoals Busi
iness to a Commission.
(By ue Associated Press..
Washingtno. Jan. 13—The Jones sub
stitute to the Underwood bill to refer the
whole Muscle Shoals question to a com
mission was adopted today by the Sen
ate. The vote was 46 to 33.
The Secretary of War is authorized to
dispose temporarily of the power devel
opment at Muscle Shoals while the com
mission is making its study.
The commission would be composed df
the Secretaries of War and Agriculture,
and a third person to be named by the
President, who would be instructed to
report not later than the first Monday
in December, 1925.
Adopt of the Jones substitute, de
cided the death knell of the Undeiswood
bill, and means that the Shoals problem
will be referred to the commission au
thorized to make recommendations to
Congress for disposal of the property.
SCORE OF LIVES LOST
IN TRAIN ACCIDENT
Deaths Occurred When Berlin-to-Cologne
Express Crashed Into Another Train.
Berlin, Jan. 13 (By the Associated
Press). —More than a score of lives are
known to have been lost when the Ber
lin-to-Cologne express crashed into a train
standing in (he station at Herne, West
phalia, today. ,
Three cars were demolished, killing or
injuring many persons. Dispatches short
ly after 10 a. m. today said 2 i bodies
had been removed.
E. D. Glouser Drops Dead Playing Golf.
Pinehurst, Jan. 12. —Edmund D.
Glauser, of Chester, Pa., died suddenly
on the links wh(le playing golf here this
Mr. Glauser, president of a Chester
i lumber company, came here last Satur
day, unaccompanied, for the winter sports
; and was apparently enjoying good health
at the time he started off on the after
i noon of golf. Death was attributed to
heart disease. His age was given at
j Twelve Pages Today
New Chairman 1
’* V-'A ,
Clyde' B. AHchlson of Portland, Ore..
1a the new chairman of the Inter
state Commerce Commission. He
, succeeds Henrv C. Hall of tVWfeae
IN THE LEGISLATURE TODAY
To Investigate the Eligibility of S. J.
Turner, of Mitchell County.
(By the Associated Press.)
Kaleigh, Jan. committee was
appointed at tliftHrater.n of the House
today to invoigHjSe eligibility of 8.
J. Turner, r*MMHb9presentative from
Mitchell in that body.
Charges against Tur
ner on tb# floor session opened
this morning. Among those making af
fidavits of alleged improper practices on
the pact of Turner, wis W. W. Edwards,
of Mitchell County. Re charged the rep
resentative in 1895 when he (Edwards)
was clerk of the House and Turner was
representative, that the latter had made
a demand upon him for a portion of his
snlary for influence used In obtaining
Edwards’ appointment. The matter af
ter discussion was referred by Speaker
Pharr to the committee on privileges and
The House recessed shortly before noon
and then reassembled with the Senate
and ratified the of tbe incoming
.sto'e aflks-rs.. . . f .’ i
WANTS AUTOS T 0 WEAR
TWO PLATES IN STATE
Bill Introduced in Senate Would Require
License Plate on Rear and Front of
<By the Associated Preaa.)
Raleigh, N. C., Jan. 13.—One of two
new bills introduced in the Senate today
would require that automobiles “wear”
license plates both on front and rear.
Tbe double license plate bill was intro
duced by Senator Sams and was referred
to the committee on public roads of which
he is chairman. Other new senate bill
was introduced by Senator Johnson, of
Beaufort. It had to do with the issuance
of bonds by the town of Pantego.
The measure which passed the house
unanimously last night on suspension of
tbe rules providing a new wage scale for
legislative employees was referred to the
committee on salaries and fees when it
came up in the Senate.
Senator Squires first suggested that it
go upon its immediate passage. Howev
er, he did not put a, motion to this ef
fect because Senator Jurney, of Iredell,
objected on the ground that he thought
a protest would be made against the mea
sure, and in such ease it would be beet
that it be examined by a committee.
The bill would do away with tbe time
honored custom of the legislature voting
'bonuses averaging about fifty per cent,
for legislative employees but it would in
crease the regular salaries by approxi
mately 25 per cent.
Good Looks Dictate Woolen Stockings.
Paris, Jan. 12.—The fear of a red nose
is alleged to have caused silk stockings
to practically disappear from Paris
streets during the past week. It was
not a question of style, but one of com
fort, which brought out neat gaiters over
well cut shoes and heavy woolen etbek
lngs to replace the flimsy, silk creations
as ankle protectors.
' The following paragraph, printed in
one of the leading styles periodicals at
the beginning of the cold wave over the
signature of one of the most renowned
doctors of Paris is said by the trade to
have been responsible for the unprece
dested run on. gaiters and woolen .stock
ings. It read: “It is really wise to dress
warmly, for it keeps the circulation right
and helps save one from a red ncse and
flhat pinched, blue look about the mouth
which is so very unbecoming.”
The saying, “Let loose the dogs of
war,” had a meaning. In the Middle
Ages dogs were sent out toward the cav
alry of the enemy with kettles of burn
ing resin on their backs, the odor, smoke
and flame of which naturally excited the
horses. A stout jacket of leather un
derneat hthe kettle protected tbe dogs in
case the hot resin wad spilled.
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1 * ny Ads., as terms on these is cqsh. $
; The amounts are so small that we
US cannot charge them. If you tele- $
phone a Penny Ad. to the office you $
* will be told the amasnt of the charge OK
IK and will be expected to send it to OK
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ALASON B. HOUGHTON
WLL BE APPOISTED
It Is Said President Coolidge
Has Already Definitely De
cided to Send Him to the
Court of St. James.
Mr. Houghton Is Now Am
bassador To Germany.—
Has Served in the Lower
House of Congress.
•ST (he Associated Press.)
Washington, IX C., Jan. 13.—Alnson
B. Houghton, of New York, now ambassa
dor to Germany, has been definitely se
lected by President Coolidge to succeed
Ambassador Kellogg at London.
Mr. Houghton has attended many of
the conferences in European capitals,
made necessary in the work of rehabilita
tion. and has first-hand knowledge of al
most every problem in which this coun
try has an interest. He is 61 yeats old
and was born in Cambridge, Mass.
Before entering Congress Mr. Hough
ton was engaged in business of glass man
ufacture at Corning, N. Y., and was in
terested in other industries. He attend
ed universities both in Paris nnd Berlin.
The selection of a new ambassador to
London so soon after the promotion of
Mr. Kellogg was announced would be
in line with the policy Mr. Coolidge has
been following of clearing up such mat
ters at the earliest possible moment.
MYSTERY GIRL. FINDS HER
HOME AND NAME AT LAST
Radio and Newspaper Publicity Bring
Both to Light.
Chicago, Jan. 12.—Radio and newspa
per publicity Sunday brought knowledge
of her name and home to Charlotte “Nor
ris,” the mystery girl in the county hos
pital who has been unable to remember
anything about herself since she was
found in a faint, two months ago, in the
I'nion station here.
She was identified as Charlotte Ma
guire, 20, 5545 Wells Avenue, St. Louis,
by Mre. George Griffiths, an aunt, and
Miss Genevive Sullivan, a cousin. She
left with them for St. Louis at onqe.
morning, tlie girl.’ ’whosedeScTtpnw*lras
been widely printed and who appealed
for aid in learning her name over the
radio through station WEBH of the
Edgewater Beach Hotel —Cbicago Eve
ning Post, Friday night, looked at them
blankely for a moment.
“Auntie! Cousin! She cried,” and
They told Warden Michael Zimmer,
of the hospital, that the girl disappeared
from St. Louis November ' 19th, after
she had left the home of her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Francis Maguire, to attend
class at a teachers’ college. How she
got here was not explained.
“I remember leaving home to go to
the university,” Miss Maguire said, as
ter her relatives told their story. “I
was walking on one of the shaded paths
leading to the campus. The next thing
I remember is that I was in the hospital
She said she could recall nathing else.
Through an item in a St. Louis news
paper about Chiengo’s “mystery girl”
the relatives were led tq come to Chica
go, Miss Sullivan said. The descrip
tion of the girl seemed td tally with that
of her cousin.
Because Mrs. Francis Maguire had
been very ill since her daughter disap
peared and for fear the clue might prove
false, she was not informed of their trip
here, Mrs. Griffiths said.
Charlotte always had been a “home
girl,” the aunt said, and there was no
reason that she knew of for her to run
away from home. Mrs. Griffiths could
give no idea of what might have happened
to bring her here.
Since the girl was found in the .Union
station on the evening of November 19,
numerous attempts have been made to
identify her. Persons from -various parts
of the country have come to visit her
iand more than 5,000 letters and tele
grams have been received at the hospital
giving “tips” on who she might be and
asking*for additional information.
Numerous descriptions have been pub
lished and motion pictures of the girl
have been shown in various parts of the
In efforts to stimulate her memory,
physicians administered the “truth” se
rum, and psychologists tried hypnotism
without results. The girl recalled her
.first name was Charlotte and she be
lieved her last name was Norris, but she
had no recollection of her home or par
First Anniversary Sale at Robinson’s.
The First Anniversary Sale at Robin
son’s will begin Wednesday morning,
January 14. This sale will be combined
with their second January Clearance
Sale. The entire stock of silk and flaflnel
dresses has been grouped and the prices
boiled down. They keep only the best
1 quality of goods, and of recognised
, standards. See big ad. in today’s paper
: for prices- on hundreds of things this
: firm carries.
WiU Resume Work at Tnt’s Tomb.
(By (be Assorted Press.)
j London, Jan. 18.—Howard Carter,
: Egyptologist, has reached an agreement
t with the Egyptian government under
E which work will be resumed on tbe tomb
f of Tut-ankb-amcn, exploration of which
E Mr. Carter took over upon the death of
! Lord Oarnavon says an agency dispatch
i from Cairo this afternoon.
OF US UNDER
CLOUD NT Pfß>
New Sensation Involves Carl
J. Peterson, State Bank Ex
aminer, Who Is Said to
Have Accepted Bribes.
IS NAMED AGAIN
Peterson Will Be Subject of
Immediate Ouster Proceed
ings Because He Refused
to Resign Position.
Topeka, Kansas. Jan. 13 (By the Asso
ciated Press).—Kansas today had a new
sensation involving another state official
on charges of soliciting money for par
Carl J. Peterson, State bank commis
sioner, was the official hit.
Jonathan M. Davis, who retired as
governor .yesterday shortly after he had
been arrested on a warrant charging he
had accepted $1,250 for issuing a pardon,
was further involved in the new allega
Peterson will be the subject of imme
diate ouster_proceedings, Attorney Gen
eral C. B. Griffiths said when the bank
commissioner refused to resign.
Peterson was charged in an affidavit
sworn to by A. L. Oswald, young at
torney x of Hutchinson, Kansas, with hav
ing asked $4,000 for a parole for Walter
Grundy, convicted Hutchison banker, and
later agreeing to accept $2,500 for a par
The affidavit brought former Governor
Davis into the case as the man who took
Oswald to Peterson when Oswald as an
attorney was seeking clemency for Grun
ECLIPSES HAVE INTERESTED
PEOPLE OF ALL AGES
Army of Astronomers Cleaning and Ad
justing Instruments to View Sun on
Bay of Eclipse.
Washington, D. C., Jan. 13.—While an
army of astronomers are cleaning and ad
adjusting their long-named instruments in
preparation for taking observations of
the solar eclipse later this month, it is
interesting to note that the same lively
interest in such astronomical phenomena
baH been displayed by the human race, in
cnee eclipßes of the sun and moon arous
ed superstitious alarm and inspired all
the primal races, with awe. Among the
ignorant an eclipse excited the same ap
prehension and dread experienced on the
occasion of an earthquake, a volcanic
eruption or a thunderstorm or cyclone.
In the infancy of the human race the
earth was supposed to be at the centre
of the universe and that sun, moon and
stars resolved.' around our globe at a
certain fixed distance. Not even the seers
and philosopher* of ancient times under
stood the mechanism of the celestial
The early races of men worshipped
the sun and regarded his extinction by an
eclipse as the work of a demon or tbe
wrath of an unknown and superior god,
or of a gigantic monster. Sun worship
was prevalent among the ancient Egypt
ians, Phoenicians, Assyrians and Hittites.
All of these nations used the winged disk
as' their emblenl of the sun god. The
Egyptians worshipped animals for the
most part, but the Semitic' religions were
based upon reverence for astronomical
Objects. Superstition and ignorance
went hand in hand on the occasion of an
eclipse nd s created the most appalling
In India the dragons Bahu and Ketu
were held responsible for the suffering
endured by the sun and moon at the
time of an eclipse. An English missino
ary in India tells the following inter
esting story by which he Hinda masses
today explain an eclipse.
“Vishnu the Preserver commanded that
the ocean be churned, to get (he ambrosia
required by the gods to overcome the
demons. The churning stick was a
mountain, and the churning rope was a
serpent. From the sea of milk which re
sulted from the churning came butter, but
there also came a blue poison. Shiva,
the god of Destruction-, swallowed the
poison and held it in its throat. The
physician of the gods brought a golden
cup brimming witli ambrosia, some of
which Rahu, a famous demon, managed
to get; but before it got past his throat
Vishnu threw his discus and cut off Ra
liu’s great head. The ambrosia drunk,
however, made his head immortal, so it
soared to the ■ sky. Since then it has
followed the sun and. the moon with open
mouth, and when it -swallows either
there is an eclipse.”
The .most notable eclipse recorded in
history and the one most frequently men-1
tioned in literature add among scholars
was that of the sun a( the time of the
batfle between the Lydians and Medes,
May 28, B. C, 585. The battle was sus
pended and peace was made through the
good offices of Thales.
The most important eclipse, however,
in the history of mankind occurred in A.
D. 840, anjl which caused the death of
Emperor Louis. The three sons prompt
ly engaged in a war among themselves,
which tore the country to pieces. The
war lasted three yean and ended in the
treaty of Verdun, whereby France, Italy
and Germany were carved out of Charle
magne's vast empire. This was the be
ginning of the three countries named.
The fint eclipse observed in England
occurred February 15, A. D., 538, and
is mentioned in “The Saxon Chronicals.”
Columbus made good use at bis knowl
edge of eclipses among the savages.
USB PENNY COLUMN—IT PAYS
• NEWS S 4
• TODAY 4
MERCHANTS OFCIDE .
•"WI RE HEIR HERE
At Meeting Monday Night
Matter Was Fully Dis
cussed and It Was Decided
to Abandon Proposed Plan
TO ALL SHOPPERS
Decided That An Advertising
Campaign, Showing Con
cord as a Trade Center,
Would Accomplish More.
Thtf meeting Monday night held joint
ly by the Merchants Association and the
Chamber of Commerce to consider the!
establishment of trade days for Concord
was short and to the point. The mer
chants did not want any trade days.
The movement which had its incipiency
in tlie Chamber of Commerce proposed
to have certain days during the year
when the merchants of the city should
put on sale goods so as to attract the
trade in quantities, especially from the
outlying sections of the city and even
in the more remote parts of the coun
A committee appointed to consider the
matter, the personnel of the committee
being C. H. Ritchie, E. L. Hicks and A.
E. Harris, brought forward a proposal
asking for the adoption of one day each
month a« Trade Day, l at which time ev
ery merchant of the city was to give
the people some real bargains. The
first of these trade days was to be one
the last Thursday in February.
As soon as the proposal was put for
ward, opposition was apparent. Several
of the merchants expressed themselves i
as being heartily opposed to any such*
movement. It seemed to &MV con
census of opinion that the -tieoHpwoi|ld
wait for the trade days to do theMNbhfffe- .
ping with the result that the m(Hants
would suffer during the rest of the ,
After completely squelching' tbe trade
day movement, its opponents brought for
ward a counter proposal ip which a co
operative advertising movement of Con
cord and Coneofd’s stores was advanced
as the logical thing for the merchants of
Concord at this time. The entire meet
ing seemed in accord with this proposal
and after a discussion of it. the meeting
refw-Msl. it *-■ nt -
for Tfs consideration and adjourned.
In commenting on the failure of the
meeting to adopt tbe trade day proposal,
one merchant noted that the prices in
Concord-were cheaper than they were in
either Charlotte or Salisbury, the nearest
competitors, and all that was needed gras
to let the people in the county who had
been trading elsewhere know that they
could secure better goods cheaper in
Concord than they could any other place.
Another merchant remarked, half face
tiously, that what was needed in Con
cord was for the Chamber of Commerce
and the Merchants Association to get to
gether and find out how the merchants
might raise the prices. "What we want,”
said he, “is to get more for our goods,
not less. We are not in favor of any
reduction of prices, else we will all
Hour Sale at Eflrd’s.
On Wednesday and Thursday, Janu
ary 14 and 15, Efird’s new store will
have an Hour Sale which will interest
everybody. When the clock strikes the
hour of 8 and for one hour there will
be placed on sale ginghams, silks, hose,
dresses, etc. At 9 o’clock, 10, 11, 12. 1,
2-3. 4, and 5 o’clock there will be of
fwed specials on many other things at
greatly reduced prices. See page ad. in
this paper for details,
With Our Advertisers.
Buck’s Blue Flame Grant burner, dou
ble heat with less fuel, at Concord Fur
niture Co. „
Men’s fine shoes at about one-foutth off
at Browns-Cannon Co.’s. From one-fourth
to one-half off on overcoats. See new ad,
.Call C. P. Cline, phone 19, at the Mu
tual Oil Co., and tell him to send you
For safe and sane insurance call Jno,
K. Patterson & Co. Phone 106.
Spencer Man Takes Six Prison Tablets.
Spencer, Jan. 12. —Avery Snider, a
well known and much liked employe of
the air department of the Spencer shops,
is in the Salisbury hospital in a pre
carious condition as a result of having
swallowed a six bichloride of mercury
tablets. It id said that he took the dead
ly tablets at his home near Spencer and
a physician reached his beside in about
one hour, resorting to drastic method*
to save his life. He was later hurried
Ito the hospital, where if is said today
| that his condition seems to be improv
ing with chances of recovery.
Some men are born • great, some ach
ieve greatness, and the great majority
, do not trouble themselves about it.
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