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WILL PAY RESPECTS
. TO MEMORY OF LEE
Joint Session Will Be Held
Tonight When Lee Birth
day Program Will Be Put
On by U. D. C.
SLOW COMING UP
Probable That Little Will Be
: Done Until Governor Mc-
Lean Delivers His Message
Raleigh, Xan 10 (By the Associated
Press). —Memories of Old South center
nbout the life of its military leader.
Gen. Robert E. Lee, will supersede leg
islative activities tonight, Following
brief sessions of bdth houses which will
be called to order at 7:30 o’clock the
Hall of the House of Representatives
will be turned over to the Tlohnson-Pet
tigrew chapter of the United Daughters
of the Confederacy for a Lee’s birthday
program. The principal ad feds will be
delivered by Senator Hamilton C. .Tones.
After the adjournment tonight a num
ber of the members of both houses will
leave for Edcnton where tomorrow they
will attend a rally to be held under the
auspices of the Coastal Highway Asso
ciation. ‘ Delegations are expected from
No important legislation is expected
until after the delivery of Governor Mc-
Lean’s message Wednesday at noon.
Members of the budget commission this
tporning reiterated that there can be at
this time no definite forecast as to the
available revenues for the coming bien
nial period, or just how much of an in
crease will be necessary to meet neces
“We have a mass of material before
us,” said one of the members, "and we
are going over it just as rapidly as it
is humanly possible. There are various ■
sources of information we must consult
before putting our findings into the form
of a definite report. TJie (legislature
and public as well may rest assured that (
we will complete the task as soon as pos
sible. However, we are not going to
be forced into making an incomplete .re
sponsibility, continued discussion of a da
lay thit is unavoidable; lam sum ev”
his utmost to nrrfvcd at conctnslons that
will enable tne rendition of a report.”
A tentative draft of the revenue bill
lias been ready for several days, but it
was not deemed wise to submit it to
the legislature before the budget com
mission competed its report, as further
findings of the commission might make
it necessary to change some of the im
portant features, it was said.
“No Ticks by 1926”.
(By the Associated Press.)
Ra’eigh, N. C, Jan. 19.—“N0 ticks
b<i ’2(5” is the slogan of the North
Carolina Department of Agriculture ac- ,
cording to a statement issued by the
State Veterinarian Dr. William Moore.
At the -request of William. A. Graham,
commissioner of agriculture who has
recently received a number of inquiries
on the tick situation in North Carolina,
Dr. Moore gave out the following state
“In 1900 the linee of demarkation
was at the femt of the Blue Ridge moun
tains. Today' ticks have been eradicat
ed in all but seven counties wnieh are
Columbus, Bumswiek. Onslow. Jones,
Craven. Pamlico and Cartaret* In these
vats have been built and the tick must
bo by next year.
“The law of 1923 divided the then re
maining tick territory- of 10 counties
into three districts. The work was laid
out for' 1923. 1924 and 1925. The first
two years’ work lmq been completed and
we are starting On the home stretch.”
Commissioner Graham a meember of
the senate in 1923 when the law was
passed was chairman of the committee
on agriculture and fostered the bill.
Simmons Serves Notices on Westerners
'to Help South in Drainage Work.
Washington, Jan. 17.—Application of
the principle of government aid to set
tlers on irrigation projects to users of
proposed drained swamp lands in the
South was endorsed today by Commis
sioner Mead, of the Reclamation
While questioning Qommixioner
Mead on this question before the Senate
irrigation committee, Senator Simmons,
Democrat, North Carolina, declared “it
is time tor you of the west to help us.”
The bill under consideration mated
to Western irrigation projects and Sen
ator Simmons said he would not seek to
block or nmend it, but he warned that
he expected support also for projects in
the South to drain swamp lands. Oom
nfissloner Mead said he saw no differ
ence between the irrigation and drain
ing projects. Chairman McNary and
Senator Gooding. Republican, Maho, al
so appoved the view.
Former Queen Maria Sophia Dead.
Munich, Bavaria, Jan. 19 (By the As
sociated l’rws). —Former Queen Maria,
Sophia Amelia, of Naples, died here to
day. ‘ She was born in Possenhofen on
October 4, 1841, the daughter of Duke
Carl Theodore, of Bavaria, and was mar
ried in 1859 to Francis 11, last of the
Bourbon kings of Naples.
Favorable Report for Stone,
tßy the Associated Press.)
Washington, Jan. 19.—A favorable re
port on the nomination of Attorney Gen
eral Stone to be an associate justice of
the United States Supreme Court was or
dered today by the Senate judiciary
The Concord Daily Tribune
, 1 C 1
mm mi i|£*
Being clerk of the Missouri ”stat«
House of Representatives ia not tht
only claim Clyde A. Torkins has tot
fame, lie weighs 47$ pounds.
MRS. CORNELIA B. STONE
DEAD AT WASHINGTON
Was Prominent For Years in U. D. C.
and D. A. R. Work.—Funeral in Gal- j
< By the Associated Press.)
Washington, Jan. 19.—Mrs. Cornelia I
B. Stoue. of Galveston, Texas, former
President-General of the United Daugh
ters of the Confederacy, died here last
night at the age of 84 years. Mrs. Stone
also served as parliamentarian of the
Daughters of the American Revolution,
and was prominently identified with a
number of patriotic, philanthropic and
educational organizations in her native
state of Texas.
A daughter of the late Judge Edward
P. Branch, Mrs. Stone was born under
the Lone Stnr Hag of the Texas republic,
and served for many- terms as vice-presi
dent and acting president of the Daugh
ters of the Republic of Texas.
-The body is being sent to Galveston,
where funeral,services will be held on
Thursday, and interment will take place
at LibtTty on Friday.
THE COTTON MARKET
First Priees-2 to & Points Lower—March
(Bt the AWM'lntsd Press.)
New York. Jan. 19.—Relatively firm
Liverpool cables .were offset by rumors
of private bearish ginning figures at the
opening of the cotton market (oday and
the first prices were 2 to 5 points lower.
March c6ntracts sold off to 23.60 and
May to 23.92 after the call, making net
declines of about 12 to 13 points, but
offerings tapered off at these figures, fol
lowed by rallies of 4 or 5 points on cov
ering with the early market ruling fair
The opening prices were: Jan. 23.48:
March 23.68; May 24.02; July 2-1.24;
With Our Advertisers.
Have a savings account at some bank.
By trading at Etird’s you make your sav
ings account grow—see new nd. today.
The Mutual Oil Co. handles only de
pendable. super-quality coal.
Parker's Shoe Store is offering specials
in footwear all this week. Shoes from
1(1.95 to $4.95 —worth much more.
Let E. B. Grady take your order for
a complete up-to-date sanitary bath-room.
You never know when a fire may come.
See the new ad. today of Jno. K. Patter
son & Co.
Yorke & Wadsworth Co. have the elec
tric light globes for you, from 10 to 200
watt. Phone 30.
Regular, systematic deposits in the
bank accounts are the key to opportunity.
Start your bank account now and make 1
deposits regularly. See the thrift ad. to
day of the Concord National Bank.
The big sale at the Parks-Belk Co.’s
goes on all this week. Yoit will find
many big specials ito dress goodN and
silks and in hundreds of other things. See
the new ad. for enumeration of a few of
the many bargains.
Thrifty shoppers will find the store of
the J. C. Penney Company full of ex
ceptional values for every day in the year.
If you need an office, you are cordial
ly invited to inspect the beautiful new
Cabarrus Savings Banks building. Offices
of convenient size, plenty of light, steam
heat, running water and elevator _serv-
C. H, Barrier and . Co. want to buy
your turkeys and chickens. |See new ad.
today fori prices tKey will pay you.
The complete banking service of the
Citizens Bank and Trust Company is at
Monday, January 19
Y. M.C.A. Gym, 8:30
CONCORD, N. C., MONDAY, JANUARY 19, 1925
FINANCIAL PACTS OF
PARIS LEAVES U. S.
FREE, rats m
Secretary of State Says the
Agreement in Paris Does J
In No Way Bind American'
STATEMENT LATER I
Senator Johnson Has Intro
duced Resolution in the
Senate Asking for Copy of
IDr the Associated Press.)
Washington, Jan. 19.—Secretary
Hughes issued today a formal statement
asserting that the agreement reached in
Paris at the conference of the. allied
finance ministers imposed “no obligation
legally or morally” on the United States
and that this country remains ns free
from commitments in European matters
as it ever was.
■ The statement said the full text of the
agreement signed by Ambassador Kellogg
and other American representatives would
| bo made public as soon as it was received
I here. A resolution asking for a copy of
' the agreement proposed by Senator .Tohn-
Ison. republican, of California, is pending
in the Senate with the approval of the
I irreconcilable veterans of the Versailles
From these and other quarters the
State department lias heard charges that <
the Paris agreenffnt signed by Ambassa
dor Kellog, the secretary of state desig
nates, had drawn tiie I’nited States offi- i
dally into an iuvolvment against which
it had been guarding itself ever since the i
close of the war. i
Suggestions that the Paris agreement
requires submission to Congress are not <
regarded by administration leaders ns ,
valid. They take the view that it has .
been the immemorial policy of the Wash
ington government that’ the executive deal
with all matters relating to the collec
tions of claims against other naions.
CHARLOTTE TO HAVE
FIRST WOMAN JUDGE
Mrs. W- A. Killian Will Be First Wom
an Justice of Peace' in North Caro
. ..-wirhftriafete.«Jan... 17.—Charlotte ..wom
an is to have the distinction of being th,b
first feminine judge in the state, it be
came known here this evening. *
Mrs. W. A. Ki’liaiif day desk sergeant
of the county police force, is expecting
to receive formal notification of her
appointment ns a justice of the peace
at an early date. According to Mrs. Kil
Ran and court officials here she will be
the first woman justice of he peace in
the state 1 .
Authorization* of appointment of
Mrs. Killian ns a magistrate was one
of the last official acts of Cameron Mor
rison ns governor, it is said here; Owing
to a technicality, the commission was
temporarily held up but is expected to
be received by Mrs. Killian the first of
YOUNG KINSTON WOMAN
SHOT IN HER DOOR WAY
Father, Active Against. Moonshiners,
Probably Intended as Victim.
Kinston, Jan. 18.—Mis* Edna Groom
was shot and painfully wounded by an
unidentified assnilntg. at her Sandy Bot
tom home last night. The girl, daughter
of Seth Croom, a leading planter ot the
community, opened the door in response
to calls from the yard. A moment later
there was a flash from a shot gun and
1 she fell. Part, of a load of small shot
struck her in it leg.' Officers and blood
! bounds from here failed to find a clue to
the asnilnnts’ identity. These believed
‘ Miss Croom was shot’ by mistake and
• that her father was the intended victim.
Croom has been active in efforts to
i break up mootishine distilling in the
‘ Floating Bottle Survives Eleven Rough
Years at Sea.
Falmouth, England. Jan. 19.—Eleven
years ago Captain J. R. Moore, the land
' lord of a local hotel here, was in charge
■ of the motor ketch Fort Churchill when
■'the vessel was caught in a blizzard at
' Port Perique Bay, on the Labrador
1 Thinking that his ship was doomed
' and that the crew would perish, the cap
' tain enclosed farewell messages in a bot
tle and threw them overboard. After
• he had done this, it, was found possible
to beach the vessel and all lives were
Captain Moore has now received word
from the Hudson Bay Company to the
I effect that the bottle with the messages
j has been washed up on an island at
Is Instantly Killed When Windshield
Cuts His Throat.
Asheville, Jan. 18. —Willard Pitt
man, employee of a Spear mine near
Spear, N. C., was instantly killed Fri
day morning, when his .throat was cut
by the windshield of a enr, which went
over n bank with himself and three com
panions, according to word received to
Pittman was driving the machine,
which skidded over a 12 foqt embank
men when the brakes were applied on
a concrete road covered with ice.
Will Call Up Report on Oil Investigation.
(Br the Associate* Press.)
Washington Jan. 19.—Senator Walsh,
' democrat, of Montana, announced today
l that he would call up in the Senate to
• morrow the majority report oil the oil in
MINS CONTINUE TO
STATES Hill* MY
Great Property Damage Is
! Certain to Result as Many
' Streams Are Rising Rap-
I idly Now.
| SEVERAL DBATHS
I FROM THE STORM
All Deaths Du ; to Train Ac
cidents Whit i Were Caus
ed by Rain of the Past
Atlanta. Ga„ Jan. 49 (By the Associ
ated Press). —With Jrafn continuing to
fall in half a dozen Southern States this
morning, rivers were reported steadily
rislug, with great property damage ex
pected to follow over a wide area. No
additional deaths have been reported to
day, the death list standing at three
known to have beemkilled, and two oth
ers probably lost. Three trainmen were j
killed. Eng’neer C. I. Dunham and Yard- j
master T. F. Foster met death when a
Southern Railway passenger train broke I
through a weakened trestle near Selma.
Ala., Engineer V. F. 'Hartnell was killed j
when a Nashville, \ Chattanooga & St. |
Louis iiassenger train struck a slide six I
miles from CartersviHe. Oa.
Hope has been abandoned at Albany. !
Oa.. for the safety of Asa and Will Swift,
two brothers, who failed to return Satur- j
day from a boating expedition on Flint
River. Their, frail canoe is believed to :
have been swept to destruction over a
dam on Kinehafoonee Creek.
Georgia and Alabama are bearing the
brunt of the flood waters’ force, although
almost unprecedented high water is also
reported in other states. Weather fore
casts this morning indicate continued rain,
and higher flood levels are predicted with
one voice in this section.
Trains generally were being rerouted
with increasing delay in schedules, and
motor traffic was almost at a standstill in
the territory most vitally affected by the
BISHOP HAID LEFT HIS
ESTATE TQ SUCCESSOR
Money. Personal Property and Realty—
Abbot Vincent Taylor Administrator.
-. Gastonia. .lan. Y7i«»-'tSr last will and
testament of Bishop 'Leo Haul. O. S. 8..
vicar apostolic of North .Carolina, abbot
ordinary of Belmont Abbey, and presi-,
dent of the Southern Benedictine society •
of North Carolina, who (lied in Belmont.
July 24. 1924, was filed today with the
clerk of court of Cabarrus. i
Iu a true sense of the word, the late
Catholic priest and father, who was one
of the highest ranking Catholic church
officers in America, owned no property,
nil of it being in the name of his church.
His will read, in part, as follows:
“All read estate I hold in North Car
olina, or may hold at my death, as vicar
apotolic and Catholic bishop of North
Carolina, I give and bequeath to my law- j
fill successor iu said office to hold in
like state as held by myself. To him
I give money listed in a bank book of
the bank of Washington, N. C., and the
personal property I own as abbot and
president of the Southern Benedictine,
society of North Carolina, including a i
house and lot, 70 acyl's of laud in Bel- i
This will was made December 17, 1917. j
Rev. Bernard Haas. O. S. 8., of Rene- ‘
dictine Cofiege, Richmond, Va., was ap- 1
pointed administrator of the estate at
that time. He declined and the new ab
bot. Vincent Tayldr. O. S. .8.. lately of
Greensboro, was qualified as administra
tor, giving a $2,000 bond.
(The statement that the will was filed
in this county is an error. No doubt
it was intended to saj “Gaston County.”
UNITY OF DEMAND FOR
WORLD PEACE NEEDED
This Greatest Need as the Hour, Mrs.
Carrie Chapman Catt Declares.
(By the Associated Press, I
Washington, Jan. 19.—Unity of de
mand behind a common program for
world peace is America’s greatest need
of the hour, Mrs. Carrie Chapman Catt,
as general chairman, declared in an ad
dress prepared for delivery today at the
formal opening of the conference on the
cause and cure of war. A satisfying
way to obtain a feeling of'security for
all people, she said, is the present great
est need of every nation;
Outlining to the delegates the aims of
thp conference, called by nine national
women’s orgAnizatiOns, Mrs. Catt said
it would study tjie cause of why solemn
compacts between nations to end war
have been so long delayed, and why the
anti-war movement in America lags so
inexplicably, and would undertake to for
mulate an effective program to assist in
; removing these causes. ,
. Combination Supply Bill Reported in the
(By the Amoci.-'«4 Press.)
Washington, Jan. 19.—A combination
: supply bill, carrying $19,011,512 for the
■ State Department, $24,205,822 for the
■ Department of Justice, $22,778,164 for
the Department of Commerce, anil SB.-
, 802,025 for the Department of Labor,
- was reported todny by the. House appro
t priations committee.
Missionaries on Leave.
Charlotte, Jan. 18. —Mr. and Mrs. A.
‘ J. Ranson, missionaries of the Associate
Reformed Presbyterian Church, to
> India for 14 years, who have been in the
V United States a month on leave of
• absence from the mission field, mrSred
• iu Charlotte Friday to spend some time
with Rev- Dr. and Mrs. W. W. Orr.
MTUOR STEBMAN IN
LIFE jf JEN. LEE
I Says Fame of General “Be
longs Not Only to Virginia,
But Is the Birthright of
ONE OF GREATEST
OF MILITARY MEN
But In Addition to Military
Genius General Lee Was
“Stainless,” Major Stedman
Told His Colleagues.
(3y nc Associated Press.)
Washington, Jan. 19. —Observing the
j birthday anniversary today of Gen. Robt.
E. Lee, the House paused for a few min
utes to hear Representative Stedman,'
democrat, of North Carolina, deliver a
brief tribute to General Lee.
The veteran North Carolina legislator,
the sole survivor iit the House of the
j armies that Lee commanded, declared he
I regarded his commander of the early ’6o’s
as “not only one of the greatest military
- commanders, but also one of the most
. stainless," whose fame "belongs not to
| Virginia alone, but is the birthright of
every American citizen.”
Mr. Stedman said he had returned on
ly recently from an inspection of the bat
. tlefields around Fredericksburg and
Spottsylvania courthouse in Virginia. This
| trip, he added, was made to inspect the
. battlefields to ascertain the feasibility of
’ preserving and marking them for histori
“My estimate of General Type.” lie said,
“both as to his moral attributes and m l- ;
itary ability was formed in try early
days, more than half a century ago, and
never has changed since. I regarded him
then as one of the greatest military eom- ,
manders who ever lived, not only in the
era which witnessed his great achieve
ments, but at any time in any land, such
is my opinion today.”
18 SUBMARINE IN t
. RUM RUNNING TRADE «
Reported That German Sub Brings in s
Much Liquor East Night at Present. i
(By the AmopWU.il Press.)
New York, Jan.. 19.—Prohibition nu- i
thorities dye investigating reports that a (
submarine Vngftrtefl'by it Gefniinrefeti 'frtw -j
been bringing in from 1.000 to 3.000 ins-* t
es of liquor nightly during the last two j
j weeks. A tramp steamer acting as the i
mother ship of the submersible is said to
be stationed about fifty miles south of ]
the patrol boats surrounding the rum <
fleet off Asbury Park. N. .T. It is re- 1
ported to be disposing via the submarine i
of its cargo of about 75,000 cases of liquor i
to a small I craft hovering uear the New |
Jersey shore. ]
Renewed Activity is Shown By South- !
ern Mill Stocks.
Gastonia, Jan. 19.-—According to the
, weekly average of 25 leading cotton 1
i mill stocks as released by R. S. Dick- 1
son and company. Gastonia, Goldsboro j
and Greenville, S. 0., there was a de- ‘
dine of only 24 cents a share recorded 1
during the past week. In the early part
of the week prices sagged considerably,
j but the annual meetings of several im- -*
I portant. mills took place during the lat-
I ter part of the week and earning state- 1
| ments far more encouraging than amici- '
! pa ted were released which has caused a
1 better feeling in general on the part
l of mill stock holdrs and there was re
newed activity especially in the North !
Cnolina stocks toward the last of the ■
week resulting iu some sharo advances J
|in a number of shares.
1 Mooresville common was down $5 per 1
share due to the passing of their Jan
uary dividend, while the preferred divi- ;
(lend was also passed, although the lat- !
■ ter is cumulative and the stock has a 1
I definite maturity date, and none of this 1
security was pressed on the market as
a result of the dividend being preferred,
i Rosemary preferred stock which has 1
been selling considerably be'ow par for 1
the past year or more, was in demand 1
throughout the week at higher prices, '
due largely to the better earning state- ;
ment than was looked for.
Flint preferred remained far the most :
1 active in the investment market, wnile
considerable activity was noted in
, Champion prefered. Edna preferred,
; and Juilson preferred.
i Child’s Death Leads toi Suit- For $25,-
Asheville, Jan. 18—Damages umount
: ing to the sum of $25,000 are sought by
,J. I’. Morrow from the Blue Ridge
Auto Bus lane, Inc., in a complaint
j filed in superior court.
■ I Morrow asks this amount as a result
! | of the death of his small son. Paul Mor
* | row, killed several weeks ago near
j Ridjfecrext. The death of the child re
-1 suited from negligence of agents of the
defendant, according to the proceedings
IT. 8. Destroyed* Off For Shanghai.
Manila. P. 1., Jan. Ift (By the Asso
ciated Press).—Six XT. 8. destroyers com'-
prising division 45. left here today for
Shanghai, where factional leaders and
military governors were contesting for
possesion of that city. With the arrival
of the ships, which cleared today, the
American navy will have twelve destroy
ers off Shanghai.
More Pay For Clerical Kailway Employes
Chicago. Jan. 10 (By the Associated
Press).—The railroad labor board in a
4ec ; sion today 'granted nu increase in
wages of approximately $3,740*000 to
clerical service employees on 43 railroads
in all sections of the country. The em
ployes affected do not include those cleri
cal service employes taken care of* in a
decision a year ago.
Abna Rul-lns. mv vie actress, I, seek
ing a divorce again. She charges
her husband. Dr. Daniel Carson I
Goodman, physician, author, director
and film magnate, with cruelty. In
1918 she was divorced from William
•Smith, professionally known ast
Franklyn Farnum. on the same
TO PLACE LIMITATIONS ON
INSURANCE OF CHILDREN
Bill to Make It Unlawful to Insure the
Lives of Children Under Twelve.
IBy (he Asnoclnteff Pient*.)
Raleigh, N. C., Jan. ID.—lnsurance,
especially the insurance of children, looms
as one of the important matters to be
considered by the present session of the
General Assembly. * On the children’s in
surance feature a conflict of opinions al
ready has developed.
A bill introduced in the Huse of Rep x
resentnfives by David P. ]>ellinger. of
Gaston, and sponsorjpd by the St*te De
tain limitations on issuance of insur
ance policies on children, but it would
not prohibit infantile insurance.
In the opinion of Senator E. R. Mo-
Keithan, of Cumberland, this measure
does not go far enough. The Cumber
land Senator has introduced a bill in the
upper house of the General Assembly
which would make it unlawful for a com-
I*any to write policies on children under
12 years of age and would flirnit the
amount of insurance on children between
the ages of 12 and lf> years.
Other insurance tyills that have been
presented thus far are one to define and
regulate group life insurance and one to
repeal Section 6-DiO of the Consolidated
Statues, with reference to medical ex
amination by life insurance companies.
Both of these measures are sponsored by
the Insurance Department and both have
gotten into the legislative mill via the |
House, the first being introduced by liep
resentative Dellinger, of Gaston, and the
second by Representative Wright, of
Insuring children is a criminal prnc- ,
tiee that should not be permitted in this
state, declared Senator McKeitban to an ,
Associated Press representative after in- .
trodueing his bill concerning the matter.
He illustrated what he termed the evils
of infantile insurance:
“Two women came to town, one while
and one a negro. The white woman went
to a bank with a stack of insurance poli
cies she had been carrying on her chil
dren. Os course, she couldn't get any'
money on such policies as those. What
was s(ie to do? She couldn't get any
money with which to raise her crops and
support her children. If she had saved
the money she had put into insurance
on her children she would have been fixed
“The negro woman also needed money,
money with which to buy her children
something to eat. She was making about
$3.50 a week and was paying out about
half of it to an insurance collector who
came around every week. That money
should have gone to feed and clothe her
children. Someone asked uie if I thought
that woman had no right to collect on a
policy if one of her babies died. Why cer
tainly not, I replied. No one should be
allowed to get a hundred dollars or any
other amount for the death of a child. I
was asked if I meaut Ibat the woman
might murder her child for the money.
Weil, I won’t say that, but she should
ndt be permitted to pyofit by her baby’s
death under any circumstances.”
Insurance Commissioner Stacey W.
Wilde, when questioned about the subject,
expressed another viewpoint. He said he
was heartily in favor of regulating iufan
tile insurance, pointing to the fact that
he was sponsoring the bill to that effect
that had been introduced in the House of
Representatives. But to prohibit insur
ance of children under 12 years of age,
he declared, would run most of the in
dustrial insurance companies out of the
i Charged With Plotting to Blow Up Ship.
1 London, Jan. 10 (By the Associated
i Press). —Two men, W. P. Cliffy and J.
t 1). McDough, were brought before the
• | Bow Street police court today in connec-
M tion with an alleged plot to blow up Brit
- ish battleships and submarines. They
-1 were remanded for a week, bail being re
i fused. They were charged with an of
fense under the official secrets act.
* TODAY’S \
* NEWS <
I TODAY <
PRISON IT WIAIITA
Escaped Bandit Was Cap
tured in Indiana Town on
Sunday by Detectives Af
ter a Gun Battle.
HAD BEEN MADE
Chapman Escaped From the
Atlanta Prison Soon After
the Beginning of His 25-
lHy the AMoeUied P.vmnj
Indianapolis, Ind.. Jan. 10.—Gerald
Chapman, to whom crimes ringing from
robbery to murder are attributed, and
who was arrested yesterday at Muttcic, ,
Ind.. will be bdle for the wurdeu of the
Atlanta federal prison. Alexandr G, 1
Gavins. 1". S. District Attornely, said to
day. Chapman escaped from the Atlanta
institution in March. 1023, a few monllis
after lie had been sentenced to serve 25
years in connection with the $2,100,000
mail truck robbery in New York in 1021.
The nationwide search for the dapper
appearing desperado was brought to an
end yesterday at Muncie, Ind., where he
was raptured by a squad of detectives .
, after a gun battle.
The arrest was the culmination of an
intensive search conducted hy postal in
spectors. Reports were received (hat
Chapman was residing in various foreign,
countries, but after a lengthy investiga
tion. authorities became conviueed that
he had not left this country. The search
narrowed down to Indiana about four
months ago when it was learned Chapman
was making frequent trips to Muncie
The police at Muneie laid several traps
for him but lie was successful in elud
ing them until yesterday.
ON REVENGE REVEALED
Would Give Institutions An Increase
Appropriation of 10 to 30 Per Cent-
Raleigh. Jan. 17.—Governor McLean,
in an interview with newspaper men
Saturday, revealed his attitude on state
institutions which be would - help with
an increased appropriation of 10 to 20 '
per cent. He said that he thinks the
meet this increase the states? revenue
'must be raised from 40 to 50 per cent.
The Daily News carried a story of
the budget commission a few nights ago
indicating its attitude. .It was then lift-'
ing incomes from 33 1-3 per eenf to
50 per cent, likewise bringing up the
inheritance taxes in the higher brackets.
A.s to the deficit which formed the
basis of a two years’ was in the Mor
rison administration, the governor
thinks this should be amortized over a
period of not less than six years and
perhaps over 10. Some estimates of
needed revenue over the eight million
dollars now raised run to 12 million
dollars. The governor thinks at least
three million dollars additional must be
He figured put things today. The de
partments ami institutions which have
been requiring seven million dollars for
each bi-ennial. would get, by a 10 per
cent raise, s7oo,ooo,and by a 20 per
cent lift, $1,400,000 extra. He believes
the margin between 10 and 20 per cent
will furnish all the revenue whieh a
program of economy and efficiency, will
require. The increase in revenue con
templates the payment of all appropria
tions for maintenance nnd a payment on
the defeit and the sinking fund-
Governor McLean, swamped by par
don-seekers said today that he serious
ly considers deferring all pardon mat
ters, except capital cases, until after
the legislature. He likewise may bar
all cases in which action was declined
by Governor Morrison.
Want National Park in This State.
<By the AMoolatcd
Washington, Jan. 10.—The North Car
olina Park Commision, which is urging a
national park in North Carolina, met here
today in the office of Senator Simmons,
and adopted a resolution urging apoint
ment of a congressional commission to in
vestigate the question of establishing
one or more parks in the Southern Appa
lachian region. .The commision declared
the North Carolina was inakiug no fight
on auy other state.
Severe Earth Siibcks Recorded Yester
AVashington, Jan. 18.—A “severe
quake,” about 5.(100 miles from AVash
ington, was recorded today on the
seismograph at Georgetown university.
Father Tondorf, the seismologist said
the record began at 7 :18 a. m., and con
tinued until about 0.30, with the
maximum disturbance between 7:5G
and 8 :02.
Cotton on the local market today is
quoted at 23 cents per pound.
WHAT SHITTY'S CAT SAYS
Bain tonight and Tu.mi.,. j