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Angus Wilton McLean Today
Inaugurated As Governor Os
The State Os North Carolina
BY SEVERAL HUNDRED
Raleigh Is In Gala ( Attire, and
Persons From All Sections
of the State Are In the Cap
tal City Today.
OTHER OFFICERS OF
STATE TAKE OATHS
Retiring Governor Met Gov
ernor McLean and Escort
ed Him to Mansion and
Then to Auditorium.
, Raleigh, N. C., .Taif 14 (By the Asso
ciated Press). —Angus Wilton McLean,
if Lumberton, became Governor of North
Carolina for a term of four years today.
He succeeded Cameron Morrison, of
The new Chief Executive was to take
the oath of office shortly after noon at
the City Auditorium. He arrived on n
Rl>eeial train from bis home at Lumber
ton this morning, aud was escorted to the
executive mansion by the National Guard
company of Lumberton. Arriving there,
he was met by Governor Cameron Mor
rison and other state officials, who es
corted him to the Auditorium where the
official proceedings which were to make
him Governor took place.
Raleigh is crowded with thousands of
citizens from all sections of the state for
the innugurnt : on festivities. From Robe
son County alone, home of the incoming
Chief Executive, there came more than
300 citizens. Among them was Mr. Mc-
Lean's three children. His wife, ill in
bed, could not come.
With the Legislature it was a day turn
ed over entirely to the inauguration.
Meeting at 11 o’clock both houses recess
ed to the Auditorium where the admin
istering of the oath was witnessed. After
tion, the Governor delivered an inaugural
address, and the Legislature returned to
the capitol only to formally adjourn until
tomorrow. The one state officer who did
not take the oath of office today was State
Treasurer B. R. Lac.v. who is reported
seriously ill at New York City, where he
had gone on business of the state.
A luDcheon at the executive mansion
for friends of the retiring and incoming
governors and state officials and a public
reception tonight at the mansion, follow
ed by au inaugural bail at the Auditorium
were to be the concluding features of in
Raleigh, Jan. 14 (By the Associated
Press).—Angus W. McLean, of Lumber
ton, took the oath of office as Governor
of North Carolinat at 12:30 this after
noon. He succeeded Cameron Morri
son, of Charlotte.
The governor was sworn in by Chief
Justice W. A. Hoke, of the State Su
preme Court. Before the governor took
the oath, all other state officials were
sworn in. Immediately afterward Mr.
McLean began the delivery of his in
Arrived in Raleigh Tuesday Night.
Raleigh, Jan. 14.—Angus Wilton Mc-
Lean arrived in’ Raleigh unexpectedly
about midnight for his inauguration at
noon today as Governor of North Caro
lina. He was not due to arrive until 11
o’clock this morning. .
The only explanation for his early ar
rival was that he just stole a march on
The legislative inaugural committee
knew nothing of bis coming last night.’
Much to the surprise of its members he
came on ahead of the special train which
was bringing him from Lumberton this
It was very characteristic of him, re
marked one person closely acquainted
with the Governor.
Mr. McLean’s three children, Angus
Wilton, Jr., Margaret French, and Hec
tor, accompanied him.
At first it was thought that Mr. Mc-
Lean’s advance arrival would upset the
plans of the local inaugural committee to
stage a big military welcome for him at
Union station. However, later in the
morning Col. Albert L. Cox, chairman of
the committee, said it would make no
difference at all for Mr. McLeaen motored
to board his gubernatorial special at that
Mt. McLean, of officially
arrived at Raleigh aboard a special train
from Lumberton at 11:2S o'clock this
Mr. McLean was met by deputations of
state officials, committees from the House
and Senate of tjie General Assembly,
Brig. Gen. Albert L. Cox, general chair
man of the inauguration program, and
Brig. Gen. A. J,.Bowley, of Fort Bragg.
Two bands played “Dixie” as Mr. Mc-
Lean stepped from the train. A large
crowd was bn hand 55 *) witness his arriv
al and severral hundred Robeson county
citizens 'were on the special train. The
Governor-elect was immediately escorted
to the executive mansion.
Five thousand North Carolinians filled
the Raleigh Auditorium to capacity and
saw Mr. McLean take the oath.
Hundreds of others stood outside the
building. Long before the hour eat for
leading auditorium swarmed with
The Concord Daily Tribune
LACY COULD NOT
TAKE THE OATH
I Has Been 111 in New York
City for Several Days.—
• Condition Is Now Report*
| ed as Improved.
Raleigh, N. C.. Jan. 14 (By the Asso
. ciated Press).—Benjamin R. Imcy, state
treasurer of North Carolina for the past
24 years, and whose seventh four-year
term begins today, was absent fron\ the
inaugural exercises. He was the only
i state officer missing. His absence was
1 due to the fact that he is ill in New
York City, where he went to sign £15,-
, 000,000 highway bonds. Reports .re
ceived here yesterday indicated that his
' condition was critical. There seemed' to
i onbt as to his recovery, but later re
rts indicated that he will recover and
he will be able to ’come home this week.
Mr. Lacy has served as a member
the council of state by virtue of the con
, stitutional office he holds, with six gov
ernors, Aycock, Glenn, Kitchin, Craig.
Bickett and Morrison. When he took
i up the duties pf his office the state was
spending less than £1,000.000 for public
! education. This year, according to the
report of State -Supt. A. T. Allen, total
expenditures for schools by the state and
its subdivisions will total £35,000,000.
! There was no such thing as a state high
way system when he began to hold office.
In fact, no such thing had even been
contemplated. When he concluded sign
ing bonds on this trip to New York he
had affixed his signature to issues ag
gregating £65,000,000 for public roads.
New York, Jan. 14.—The condition of
Benjamin R. Lacy, State treasurer of
North Carolina, was such today that his
physicians said he eould leave for North
Carolina later today with a nurse.
The fact that Mr. Lacy had not corn
signing the £15,000,000 issue of North
Carolina highway bonds will not affect
their validity, it was asserted today by
Chester B. Masslieh, New York counsel
for the State of North Carolina. About
3,500 bonds remain to be signed by Treas
urer Lacy, raid an official of the First
National. Bapk of MvJ&rih a.pwtobar
•f the synoipate tnat bought the issue.
A special act of the North Carolina
legislature, it Was said, will be necessary
to authorize the already affixed signa
ture of former Governor Morrison on the
certificates, which have as yet been un
signed by Mr. Lacy.
New Bills Introduced in the -House
(Mr the Aeseefated Press.)
* Raleigh, Jan. 14.—The following bills
were introduced in the House of the gen
eral assembly on Tuesday:
By Byrd: To place Martha Rogers,
Widow of John Rogers, of Wayne coun
ty, on tbejjension list.
By Poole, of Alexander: To elect the
committeemen In Bethlehem school dis
trict in Alexander -by popular vote. I
By Dellinger: To prohibit the issu
ance of insurance without the consent of
the insured and to regulate the insur
ance of infants.
By Dellinger: Calling for a closer in
spection of electrical wiring.
By Dellinger: For better fire protec
tion in the hospitals and aylums of
By Green, of Caly: To fix the com
pensation of the register of deeds and the
road supervisor Tn Clay county.
By Brown, on Stanly: To increase
the membership of the board of educa
tion in Stanly county from three to five.
By Ward, of Duplin: To amend the
charter of the .town of Beulahville.
By Ward, of Duplin: To abolish the
county highway commission in Duplin
county and transfer their duties to the
board of commissioners.
By Barker: To provide for a school
- committee of five for Elkin townshin hi
, : Surry county.
By Galloway: Relating to courts in
By Horne: To extend the ttime for
collection of taxes in Macon county.
By HhOrne: To regulate the taxa
tion of dogs.
By Madison: To authorize a special
1 tax in Jackson county.
- “No smoking” notices are now dis
-9 played in the women's waiting-roomß of
i nearly all the English railways.
the officials filed down the auditorium
aisles. Already the seats were taken and
the fight for standing room had begun.
There was a demand for passage space
for the approaching dignitaries of state.
A cheer tburst forth as Mr. McLean en
Rev. J. E. Purcell, pastor of the First
Presbyterian Church of Knoxville, Tenn.,
formerly of Wilmington, and a kinsman
.of Governor McLean, invoked the bless
ings of God on the occasion.
Senator Johnson, of Robeson, who
presented the other officers to the Asso
ciate Justices who swore them in, pre
sented Governor Morrison, who introduc
ed the new executive.
His introduction was simple. Gover
nor Morrison said:
"I appear before you for the purpose
of presenting your Governor-elect, the
Hon. Angus Wilton McLean, of Robeson
county, who appears for the purpose of
taking the oath of office prescribed by
tbs constitution and laws of this state.
I take great pleasure in presenting the
Governor of North Carolina.”
There was another buret of applause
ss Mr. McLean, hie hand raised, took the
oath aa administered by Chief Justice
CONCORD, N. C., WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14, 1925
, CHIEF TOPICS OF
: INAIORAL SPEECH
Education, Agricultural De
velopment, Rural lMgter
ment, Taxation and E&m
--\ omy Discussed by McLean.
: WILL COME LATER
• Says Governor McLean in
' First Address to Legislature
, —Stands Definitely for Ed
ucation in the State.
Raleigh, N. C„ Jan. 14 (By the Asm
• ciated Press). —Education, agricultural
, development and rural betterment, econ
: omy in government aud taxation were the i
i outstanding topics discussed by Governor :
• Mr Lea u. in his inaugural address today.
• Definite recommendations to the General 1
l Assembly were reserved for future mes- ■
I sages to that body. i
“I expect to discuss other subjects of
public concern in later messages,” said 1
the incoming Governor. “Among the sub- <
i jeets which I have in mind are: The exec- !
• utive budget, administrative reform, the 1
- banking laws, the issuance aud sale of
- and other securities, conservation i
and development, freight rates and water 1
transportation, reform in judicial proced
! ure, the regulation of commercial traffic
on _the highways, regulating the holding
of primaries nnd elections, the treatment
of labor, increase of crime, law enforce
ment, and othere measures which may
contribute to the sensible and more ef
fective solution of our economic aud wel
fare problems generally.”
Throughout his address, Governor Me- 1
Lean stressed economy in government. He
brought this principle into play in deal
ing with every subject touched upon. 1
The speaker committed himself un- ,
tfnaiifiedly to tke-oa«*e~«f education. -It; I
was the first topic which be definitely dis- ,
cussed. He linked it with agricultural
improvement and rural betterment, de
claring: “If I should be asked to say j
what I found to be the outstanding needs
in North Carolina, as I visualized them ]
during my travels covering some forty
thousand miles in ninety-eight counties in
the past twelve months, I would unhesi- i
tatingly reply: Agricultural improvement i
and rural betterment. If I should then .
be asked, to suggest what I considered i
the prime remedy for supplying this i
need, I would say: More education, both
academic and vocational. When I refer i
to vocational education in this connection
I mean training in scientific and practi
cal agriculture." i
J Further, he made an urgent plea for i
, continued equalization of school facili- ;
1 ties nmong rural children. "I hope the ■
day will soon come,” he said, “when ev
ery boy and girl in the most remote rur- ■
al sections of the state will have the op
portunity for at least a high school edu
cation. We must constantly strive to
■ reach this goal.”
During his discussion of economy in
government, Governor McLean declared
. that sound economic principles should be
applied to government as well as to pri
• vate business. He urged a policy that
. will call for the greatest service at a
. minimum tost. “The ultimate goal for
■ which We should constantly strive,” he
asserted, “is to see that the government
• is administered wisely, honestly, efficient
i ly and economically.”
‘ The debt of the state and its subdivis
ions, individually and collectively, was
1 discussed by the new Governor at some
i length. He declared that it is time to
call a halt, to take stock. The total debt
i of the state and all its subdivisions, he
pointed out, is now more than three hun
■ dred .million dollars. “If taxes are too
heavy,” he warned, “the efficacy of gov
■ ernment is destroyed.” He continued:
“Public service becomes first a handicap’
1 and then an intolerable burden. Confi
dence is weakened and co-operation made
impossible.” The wise traveler, he de
. dared, rests a while at the/wayside inn
f before continuing his journey. “Let us
follow this example by resting for a little
while on our journey for the purpose of
refreshing ourselves and starting again
j with n fresh impulse and renewed
• strength in the form of increased wealth
• and tax paying power, in order that we
e . may reach the end of the journey in
Governor McLean was unstinted in his
praise of what the state has done in the
construction of highways. He made it
plain he does not want the state highway
crippled. But he was not ready at this
time to make definite, recommendations as
to the further financing of the state high
way system. He reviewed several pro
posed plans and ventured the assertion
that under whatever future money-rais
ing plan the state adopts, highways will
be taken into full consideration.
During the course of his inaugural ad
dress, Governor McLean declared: “I am
opposed to levying any tax for state pur
poses upon real estate or personal prop
erty. It must be apparent to every
thinking man that real estate, especially
farm lands, is already bearing a heavy
burden in many counties, a burden none
the less heavy because incurred for local
taxation and local schools.”
Governor MeLean declared that institu
tions for the unfortunate and defective
(Continued on Page Five)
IN JAIL IN MEXICO |
Not Known Yet Why the Men Were!
Placed Under Arrest.
(By the Asaoffiaged Press.)
Washington, Jan j 14.—The captain,
members of the of the American
sailing vessel Ruth, sos Pensacola. Fla.,
nnd a man claiming tp be Dr. W. F. Lo
renz, chairman of pie Disconsin state
board of control, have been placed in jail
at Progreso, Mexico, by the order of the
captain of the ]>ort of that place.
The State Department announced the
arrests today after Receipt of a report
from the consul at Progreso. Represen
tations were made at once to the Mexi
can government thrlugh the American
Ambassador in Mexic* City, nnd the con
sul was instructed tp; make a fair inves
tigation and report’’details of the affair.
THE COTTON MARKET
Opened Today at Utadianged Prices to
a Decline of 4 Points—March Off to
(By (be Associated Press.)
New York, Jan. 14.—The cotton mar
ket opened today at unchanged prices to
a decline of four point in response to
relatively easy Liverpool cables and the
lower ruling of foreign exchange rates.
Offerings were not heavy.
After easing off to 23.90 for March
and 2*20 for May, about 10 points
bet KWißy the market held barely steady
on a little covering and trade buying.
The opening prices were: Jan 23.78;
March 24.00; May 24.25; July 24.48;
Model Husband Threw Wife's Teeth in
Chicago, Jan. 14.—Joseph Kort is a
model husband, with one slight excep
tion— he will not work. When his wife
complained that unless he provided
some food they would not eat, he as
sured her she would not eat for some
time, and to prove it he seized her false
teeth and threw them in the stove- r
Mrs. Lillian Kort, the abused wife,
thereupon caused his arrest on charges
of disorderly conduct, and the ease came
up before Judge Walker today. Mrs.
Kort said she loved her husband de
votedly and that she would be thorough
ly satisfied if he Would do a little work,
enough to provide food nnd clothing.
The Judge took note of the fact that
she had replaced the burned teeth with
a new set, and declared that her hus
band’s act could not be classed as an as
sault, but he advised Lillian to sue him
Cross Words Puzzle Craze Strikes Pages
Raleigh, Jan. 14.—Cross word puzzles
are absorbing most of the spare time of
the legislature’s pages, especially those
in the Senate.
What’s this and what’s that in three,
four or seven letters beginning with “x”
nnd ending in “t,” the pages are con
tinually asking while they are off duty.
This is particularly true in the Senate
chamber before that house has convened
in the morning.
Investigation among the young mes
sengers brought to light the reason for
the lively interest in the day’s most ab
sorbing fad. That reason is a daily
prize of 25 cents, offered by Senator E.
R. McKeithan, of Cumberland county, to
the first page to hand him each mor/iing
the correct solution of the cross word
puzzles carried in' the morning papers.
The youngsters, some of them not more
than ten years old, have become adepts
to the game and frequently Mr. Me-
Keithnn is besieged by several of them at
the same time, all of t whom have worked
out the morning’s “brain twister” long
befoire he appeared in the Senate cham
ber for the day’s session.
Charlotte Will Hear Fin J. Garrett.
Washington, Jan. 12. —Charlotte is :
playing in a great run of luck, for it is
to have as the speaker at a coming big
event Congressman Finis J. Garrett, of
Tennessee, the Democratic leader of the
House. News of this came today with
the announcement by Congressman Rul
wink'e that he had secured from Con
gressman Garrett an acceptance of the
invitation extended through him to
make an address at the annual meeting
of the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce
on January 23, the Charlotte organiza
■ tkm planning to make the event a most
South Carolina Rejects the Child Labor
(Hr the Associated Frees.) *
Columbia, 8. 0., Jan. 14.—The proposed
! twentieth amendment to the constitution
| relative to child labor wag rejected by
the legislature of South Carolina today.
. First the Senate snd then a short time
, later the House adopted a resolution fto
’ fusing to ratify the amendment. In
each case the vote waa unanimous.
FEDERAL JUDGE SAYS POSTAL
| CLERKS HAVE TO BE DISHONEST
j Court Cites “Scandalous in Ex
tenuation of Thefts of Four Old Em
New York, Jan. 14.—The “scandal
ous ]>a.v” of postal clerks compels them •
to be dishonest. Federal Judge Francis
A. Winslow said today in postponing sen
tence .upon four clerks who pleaded guilty
to transferring canceled stamps at a
profit of about £IOO to each.
“I have looked into the records of these
men," Judge Winslow said, “and find that
though they have given from 16 to 30
years’ service to the Government they
now receive salaries of only £IBOO and
“I will not send them to prison be
cause they do not belong to the criminal
class. I wish some of our welfare so
cieties would look into the troubles of
postal clerks instead of attempting to re
form habitual criminals.” ;
The men were released under suspend
ed sentences on condition that they re
turn to Court June 1 with proof that
they have lived honestly.
TWO CHILDREN SLAIN
BY DEMENTED FATHER
Parent, Ah" Killing Two and Attempt
ing to Kill Two Bothers, Ends Own
Scranton, Pan., Jan. 13.—Anthony
Kersey r* 45,' believed to lmm*****
mented as the result of excessive drink
ing, today killed two of his children,
attempted to kill a third and his wife
and then ended his own life.
Tierney used a meat knife and a jag
ged-edged razor in slashing the throats
of his daughter, Nora, 10, and his sou,
John, six. He had attacked another
daughter) Sarah. 13, when her screams
attracted the attention of the mother.
Mrs. Tierney saw the bodies of the two
children and her husband grappling with
the oldest daughter. The woman suc
ceeded in holding her husband until the
daughter made her escape. Tierney then
turned on his wife, slashing her across
the hand before she was able to free her
The woman ran a half hime to the
nearest telephone to summon a doctor.
When the physicia narrived all three
With Our Advertisers.
Read the new advertisement of the J.
G. Penney Company today.
Galvanized roofing £5.00 per square at
the Yorke and Wadsworth Hardware
Hoover’s is ready to show you every
thing you need for mid-winter wearables.
Highest grade, gasoline, lubricating
oils, grease, etc., at Howard’s Filling
Let W. J. Hethcox demonstate to you
how nicely one of his small motors will
operate your sewinfc machine.
See ad. of tiie “Parker D. J.” fountain
pen sold here by the Starnes-Miller
The Auto Supply and Repair Com
pany has installed a Cady brake lining
The big hour sale at Efird’s will con
tinue all tomorrow too. Special bar
gains every hour in all departments.
The big store of the Parks-Belk Co.
is closed today while the employees aare
engaged in marking down the goods for
: the January White and Clearance Sale
which begins tomorrow morning at 9
i New Use for Honey.
Lancaster, Pa., Jan. 14.—A new use
: for honey was explained here today
I when L. K. Hostetter told the members
; of the Lancaster County Bee Keepers’
- Association that he kept a solution of
honey and water in his automobile
radiatoj* to prevent freezing.
“For twrt years it has worked satis
' factorily,” Mr. Hostetter declared, adding
1 that he has used the mixture for two
■ years without a freeze up.
President Discusses Agriculture.
(By She Associated Press.!
Washington, Jan. 14.—Desiring to pre
sent to Congress at the earlies possible
date recommendations as to farm legis
lation. President Coolidge invited mem
bers of his agriculture commission to the
White House today for a breakfast table
discussion of views of the.commissioners
as thus far developed.
Will Make Attempt to Float Subma
(By the Associated Freest
Chatham, Mass., Jan. 14.—Shortly af
ter 10 o’clock this morning the naval
tug Wandrek suceeded in putting a line
on board the submarine S-19, which has
been aground on the outer harbor of Or
leans harbor since early yesterday. It
was,planned to make an attempt to float
the stranded vessel at high tide this af
UNDERWOOD BILL IS
RESTORED IN SENATE
For Second Time It Is Accepted Over
the Norris Plan For Control of Mu''
Shoals. \ SUO
(By the Associated Press.) \_ _ ,
Washington, Jan. 14.—The Underwood
Muscle Shoals private leasing bill was
substituted for the Norris government
operation plau today in the Senate.
The amendment was supported by 33
repeublicans aud was opposed by 19 dem
ocrats. The vote was 46 to 33.
Immediately Senator Jones of Wash
ington, reoffered his substitute to the
Underwood bill to refer the Muscle
Shoals problem to a commission.
The Senate last year threw the Un
derwood bill overeboard in favor of the
Jones substitute, and then substituted the
Norris plan for the Jones bill. Today’s I
action restores the Underwood plan.
SAYS SOUTH WELL
LEAD IN PROGRESS
And North Carolina Blazes Trail For the
South, States Pennsylvanian.
Greensboro. Jan. 14.—America is en
tering on the greatest era of development
in her history and the South wil lead
in that development in the belief of Ed
ward J. Cattell, of Philadelphia, banker,
author and public speaker who addresed
the local Chamber of Commerce tonight.
•In an interview he declared that the
South has tremendous reserves and spien- ,
did prospects. Samuel Rea. president of ’
the Pennsylvania Railroad, told him last ‘
Saturday night, Mr. Cattell said, that '
North Carolina: is making great strides.
Mr. Cattell expressed the conviction that '
North Carolina is blazing the trail for '
BARELY MISS DEATH
ON UNIVERSITY STACK
Pole Breaks and They Cling to Rim of
Stack, and Work Theiy Way Around 1
Chapel Hill. Jan. 13.—Three men em
ployed in *the construeton of a brick
smokestack for the university power
plant narrowly escaped death here this
afternoon when the pole used in the stack
broke and, striking one side, tore away (
four feet of the topmost part of the .
The three workmen, J. H. Leather
wood, of Asheville, and E. M. Scott, and j
Edward Joy, of New York, clung to the ,
part of the structure that remained,
their arms stretched over the rim of the
stack, aud managed to work their way
around to a ladder. They were 100 feet
from the ground.
JOHN W. DAVIS RE-ENTERS
BIG FINANCIAL AFFAIRS
Democratic Presidential Candidate Elect
ed Director of National Bank of Coqi
~ N«?T<trlr •'-Jtmr T!T-^totHr-WrT)«m’K;
democratic candidate for president in (he ,
last election, was elected a director of
the National Bank of Commerce today, in
dieatiug a return to his former activities
in the financial district.
The announcement of Mr. Davis’ con
nection with the bank revived reports in
Wall Street that he planned to resume
various directorships he relinquished
prior to entering the presidential cam
paign, notably his place on the board of
the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe rail
Calls On God and Fall* la Swoon Bo- '
fore Kinston Cops.
Kinston, Jan. 13.—The experience of
a youth named Johnson may not have
been ordered by Omnipotence, but it was
very impressive, according to policemen
who heard Johnson call upon the Divin
ity to witness his innocence of a charge
half uttered by officers aud saw him fall
in a dead faint the moment he had
The incident occurred at the police
station. Five officials were grilling the
youth as to his possible part in a series
of auto robberies. Instead of confessing,
Johnson told how he had associated with
other accused boys until he learned that
they had “borrowed” cars, then shunned
them. There was no definite evidence
“I hope God may strike me dead if I
had anything to do with it,” those pres
ent quote Johnson as saying. The next
instant he swooned and fell. When John
son had come around, pale and weak, he
,wax dismisseed and told to go home. ,
Wheat Attains Highest Price For Peace
Chicago, Jan. 13.—More than £2 a
bushel was paid in Chicago today/ for
wheat, a goal long predicted.
The top price was £2 1-2, an ex
treme advance of 6 1-2 cents overnight.
Purchasing, however, on this basis was
exceptional and only for a small amount
of No. 2 red winter wheat to be deliver
ed at once to millers.
Simultaneously, in the general specu
lative market 'for future deliveries of
wheat, the highest peace-time price in
many years -were excelled, although the
greatest speculative gain for the day
was restricted,, to 3 1-4 cents a bushels.
Speculative transactions reached a
large ■volume ahd the chief trading
month, May, mounted to £I.BB
- high price records for the season
were established at this stage by all |
future deliveries, both of wheat and rye,|
as well as by September corn and Sep
Morrisons Vacate Executive Mansion.
Raleigh, Jan. 13.—The executive man
sion was without a master tonight. Gov
ernor and Mrs. Morrison and the mem
bers of the governor’s family after a resi
dence of four years left the mansion to
day. Mr. and Mrs. Morrison and the gov
ernor’s daughter and sister doing to Dur
ham where they spent the night lit Mrs,
Morrison’s former home. They will re-|
turn ta Raleigh tomorrow for the inaug
uration of Governor McLean.
Following the inauguration members
of the household will leave
for Charlotte but it is understood that
Mr. Morrison will board a train for New
York to be at the bedside of bis friend,
State Treasurer lacy, if the state treas
urer should not be improved.'
# TODAY •
Rural Police of Charlotte
Say They Have No Clue to
the Identity of Slayer of
ON THE CASE NOW
Suggested That Mauney May
Have Gone to Spot Where
He Was Killed in Search of
Some Illicit Liquor.
(By t» Associated Press.)
Charlotte. Jan. 14.—Mecklenburg coun
ty rural police today declared they still
were without any clue to the identity of
the slayer of A. L. Mauney. of Crouse,
N. C:. produce merchant. They express
ed the belief that he may have gone to
the lonely spot four miles south of here,
where his body was found, a bullet hole
in the back of his head, for the purpose
of seeking moonshine liquor.
Coroner Hovis is continuing his inves
Mauney was last seen alive when he
left the Charlotte police station at about
,midnight Monday night after he had
been arrested charged with being intoxi
cated, and released.
GIRL FROZEN TO DEATH
Perished While on a Perilous Climb, to
the Summit of Colorado Mountain.
Estes Park,' Calif., Jan. 13.—Walter
Kinier, companion of Miss Agnes Vaille,
secretary of the Denver chamber of com
merce, who perished during a perilious
climb to the .sunjmit of Long’s peak Mon
day today told the story of hardship and
suffering encountered by the daring
climbers in Arctic temperatures at an
elevation of nearly 14,000 feet.
Lying in a bed at Long's Peak InD,
near here, suffering acutely from frozen
feet and hands and exposure he narrated
the details of the fateful climb.
As the couple ascended the east side
of the peat Sunday, there was a drop
in temperature, he said. The thermome
ter he carried showed it was 50 degrees
below zero and this lowered temperature
was accompanied by a swirling blizzard.
E— “It- wa* sup dawn." .he. said. "We
dteMed -wv*d jM«t as well go np: as tve
would have to make the descent in the
dark. Arrived at the top, we didn’t
tarry—we started downward immediate-’
“We were coming down a slope when
Miss Vaille slipped. She slid and rolled
150 feet down before she stopped. She
was not hurt physically but, aftere the
hardships, it unnerved her. We con
tinued. Finally early Monday morning
Miss Vaille called that her feet and hands
were frozen. “I can’t go on,” she de- -
dared. “I tried to carry her and
stmubled along for a while. But it was
useless. Leaving her propped against
the leeside of a boulder I struck out for
the timber line cabin for aid.
“Just a« I managed to get within call
ing distance, I went down.”
A rescue party near the cabin heard
his cries aaid came to his aid. He told
of Miss Vaille’s plight and they started
upward fighting every inch of the way
through a blinding snow storm.
A member of the rescue party, “Herbert
Sortland, strayed from the party and was
lost. No trace of him had been found
early tonight. Several hours later the
searchers came upon the frozen body of
IN PARIS IS ENDED
Agreement by Which German Reparations
Win Be Divided Signed by Delegates.
(By the Associated Press.)
Paris, Jan. 14.—Preceded by an
eleventh hour victory for the American
delegation the international financial
conferenece closed today with the sign
ing of the agreement for distribution
among the various powers of the repara
tion annuities received from Germany
under the Dawes plan. At almost the
last moment the Americans obtained the
elimination from the text of the clause
relating to $350,000,00 the amount of
American war damage claims to be paid
from the Dawes receipts. As revised,- the
United States will receive its 2 1-4 per
cent, of the annuities until its entire
claims are paid.
Testimony in Means-Felder Case.
(By the Associated
New Tork, Jan. 13. —Failure of ef
forts of Attorney Thos. B. Felder to pre
vent through bribery, indictment and
prosecution of his clients in the Crager
system Altoona Glass' Casket Company
(case, in the fall of 1922, was attributed
|by Kim to the enmity of a clique of Chi
cago and New York attorneys, Samuel
Rosenblatt, a Chicago lawyer testified for
the government'today when the trial of
Felder and Gaston B. Means was resum
• ed before a Federal court jury.
WHAT SHITTY'S CAT BAYB