BUS LEGISLATION IS
GIVEI ATTENTION BY
■*- - \
Matter Will Be Referred to
the Sub Committee After
Hearing in Capital—Minor
Bills in the Senate.
WOULD REPEAL THE
STATE STOP LAW
Rep. Pittman Introduces Bill
Which Would Repeal Bill
Passed Four Years Ago.—
Local Measures Received.
Raleigh. .Tan. 27V—The bus bill was
scheduled t<# come up at a public hearing
before the House and Senate road com
mittees this afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. It
. was indicated by members of the commit
tee that there would be no definite action
today, but that a sub-committee would
be appointed to take the proposed amend
ments nnder consideration, and incorpor
ate them into a draft of the bill which
will be submitted for final action.
Before noon both the Senate and House
had recessed until tomorrow morning but
many of the members planned to keep
busy throughout the afternoon on com
During the mortiing session of the
House, Speaker Pharr for information of
the members and without consent, an
nounced that during the first sixteen
days of the regular session of 1017. sev
(Mi hundred bills had been introduced in
in the House. During the same period
in the special session of 1021, 600 had
been introduced, he said. At the end of
the sixteenth day of the present ses- (
sion, 240 had been introduced in the .
When the inquest finally began, the (
public was excluded and tote’s Attorney
Boswell warned the newspaper men they
were admitted only by sufferance .and
that they would be excluded unless their
rejiorts were fair.
Would Ropeal Stop Law.
Raleigh, Jan. 27.—The stop law re
quiring all motor vehicles to come to a
full stop before passing over a grade
crossings, would be repealed. Under the
provisions of a bill introduced In the
May,by, tyepresentgtfvi! .£i.tt|»»an, i
<SF PltT County. The law was enacted in
the 1923 session.
A number of local measures were in
troduced and referred to the committees
during the session today.
Miner Matters in Senate.
Raleigh, Jan. 27.—Minor matters occu
piW the attention of the Senate this
morning. Ten new bills of local charac
ter were introduced, and a mass of local ’
legislation was given final reading. * A 1
number of minor measures also were rat.
iiied and sent to the Secretary of State’s !
office for final engrossing.
MRS. KIRK DIES IN
GRENSBORO HOSPITAL i
* Was Fatally Injured When Struck by
Auto Driven by Joe C. Taylor Mon
(By the Associated Press)
Greensboro, Jan. 27.—Mrs. J. F. Kirk,
wife of the pastor of the West Market
Street Methodist Church, died in a hos
pital here today ns a Result of injuries
received when she was struck by a car
driven by Joe C. Taylor last night.
The accident occurred immediately in
front of her home as she was attempting
to cross the street and join some friends
who were waiting in an automobile to
take her to a lecture.
Mrs. Kirk was widely known in North ’
Carolina, having lived in Salsbury. States
vlle, Albemarle, Shelby and other pouts
in the state. Burial services will be
conducted at Albemarle Wednesday at 2
• o’clock by the Rev. J. B. Craven, presid
ing elder of tbe Charlotte district.
The Hardy B. Lenta Co. Makes An As
Salisbury, Jan. 28.—The Hardy B.
Lentz, Inc., doing a general retail furni
ture business in Spencer, filed a deed of
ass’gnmeut Saturday for the benefit of
creditors, naming Attorney P. S. Carl
ton and I). A. Randleman as assignees.
The concern had done considerable busi
ness in and around Spencer for the past
three years and inability to collect ac
counts fast enough to satisfy creditor is
said to have prompted the action. The
liabilities are given at $17,000, while
stock on hand valued at about $7,000
and accounts at about SIO,OOO are said
to comprise the askets. Judge Carlton
states that the place Will be closed ten
days after which the stock will be dis
posed of tp the best advantage.
WoodHck Succeeds Potter.
Washington, Jan- 26.—Thomas M.
Woodlock, of New York, a financial
writer, was nominated by President
Ooolidge today to succeed Mark W.
Potter of the same city as a member of
the interstate commerce commission.
Mr. Potter has resigned.
Strong efforts were made by South
ern Commercial interests to obtain ap
]K)intmeht of a man from that secton to
succeed Commissioner Potter and nearly
a dozen names were submitted through
southern members of Congress.
Five Persons Burned to Death.
(By the Associate* Pran.)
Barnum, Minn., Jan. 27.—Five per
sons were burned to death near here to
day when the farm house of Mrs. John
Gerard was destroyed by fire. Three per
sons escaped.' The dead are: Mrs. Ger
ard. a widow, her two eh'ldren, Ruth, 14,
and Russell, 12; two grandchildren, Es
ther Walberg, aged 3, and Arthur Jr.,
one year old.
The Concord Daily Tribune
Persons who have engaged tickets
Sfc for the Fried* Hempel concert, ik
are asked to get them as soon as
iK possible so as to avoid tbe Inst niin- *
IsK ute rush for tickets. These tickets ik
5K may be obtained at the Chamber of sk
$ Commerce at any time during the
i* d »y- *
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MAY INSTALL STATE SYSTEM
FINGER PRINT IDENTIFICATION
Bill to This Effect Now in Hands of
Senate Judiciary Committee.
Raleigh, Jan. 27. —If a bill now in
the hands of the Senate judiciary com
mittee No. 1 is adopted by the general
assembly, North Carolina will have a
statewide criminal fingerprint system in
stalled in the near future.
The bill, introduced by Senator Ev
erett, of Pitt, provides for establishment
of a "State bureau of identification for
the purpose of gathering and disseminat
ing- criminal intelligence of police infor
mation.” It provides further for in
stallment of the "Henry system” of
* If the measure is adopted the governor
tyill be directed to employ a fingerprint
expert to operate the identification bu
reau within ninety days after ratifica
tion. This expert would receive a sal
ary not to exceed $2,400 a year and he
would be authorized to employ an as
sistant to be paid not more than SI,BOO
a year. Offices of the bureau would be
set up at the State prison. The bill
provides for necessary expenses of op
erating the bureau.
The principal work of the bureau is!
1 outlined in Mr. Everett’s b'ill as foi-j
‘That it shall be the duty of the said I
Bureau of Identification to receive and I
collect police information, to assist in lo- ■
eating, identifying and keeping records I
of criminals in this state, and from other
states, and to compare, classify, compile,
publish, make available and disseminate
any and all sueh information to the
sheriffs, constables, police authorities, the
courts or any other officials of state, re
quiring sueh criminal identification, crime
statistics and other information concern
ing crimes, local • and national, and to
conduct surveys and studies for the pur- ;
pose of determining so far as is passible
the source of any criminal conspiracy,
crime wave, movement or co-operative ac- ,
tion on the part of criminal, reporting
such conditions and to co-operate with
all officials in detecting and preventing
Two other important sections of the’
bill provide for collection of criminal in- <
formation by the various police depart- j
ments and sheriffs’ offices of the State i
and for introduction of ’records of the i
Identification Bureau in eoiirt trials, i
“That every police chief and sheriff I
In the State of North Carolina is hereby <
required to take or cause to be taken on 1
forms furnished by this bureau, the finger I
prints of every person convicted of a i
felony, and to forward the same imme- :
diately by mail to the said Bureau of i
Identification. That the said officers are i
hereby required to take the fingerprints 1
of any other person when arrested for a i
crime when the same is ordered by any i
mayor or judge, and forward the same for
record to the said bureau.
“That tbe director shall provide a 1
seal to be affixed to any paper, record,
copy or form or true copy of any of the ,
same in tbe files or records of the said
Bureau of Identification and when ho
certified under said seal such record or 1
copy shall be admitted as evidence in
any court of the state.”
R. M. HANES TESTIFIES
IN BAILEY BROTHERS CASE
Vice President of Wachovia Bank and
Trust Company First Government Wit
ness Called. '
(By tbe Associated Press)
Greensboro, Jan. 27.—The question of
intent was injuected into the trial of
forty-one officials and stock salesmen of
Bailey Bros. Ine., here today, during the
cross-examination of R. M. Hanes, vice
president of the Wachovia Bank and
Trust Company, first government witness
in the cases charging misuse of the mails
as a result of the Bailey stock selling
campaign. Attorneys for various de
fendants plainly stated that they would
repend largely upon the question of in- ,
tent to defraud or wrongfully using the (
mails, and Judge Webb Mated that in- (
tent was a very important, factor.
This was the outstanding factor of the
first day of evidence taking. It brought ,
from Mr. Hanes, certain new financial
facts concerning the Bailey corporation,
together with the wrank statement that
his bank had, during the period follow
ing the sale of the stock issue, advised ,
investors that the Bailey company had
a good reputation, was reliable and was
managed by the same men who had di
rected its affairs for thirty years.
With Our Advertisers.
Government adjusted compensation
certificates of ex-service men will be kept
in the fire and burglar-proof vault of the
Citizens Bank and Trust Co. free of I
charge—and this hank is glad to extend |
M. R. Pounds will dean and rebtoek
your hat for you. Dry .cleanihg and tail
oring too, of course.
Vinol at Gibson Drug Store.
San-Tox cough syrup 25 and 50 cent
bottles at Cline’s Pharmacy.
See the hew ad. today of Howard's
New hats for spring, $2.98, at J. C.
Penney Company's. Flowers, ribbons,
pompons, straw effects, and feathers are
the trimmings-used. The Tyrolean crown
Oranges—fresh car each week at 41
South Union street.
The exquisite painter Ko-teu was
often reproached by an industrious
• fiend for his fits of idleness. At last he
excused and explained himself by say
, ing, “You ae a watermill—a windmill.
■ can grind only when the wind blows”
, —Allen Upward in “Scented Leaves
from Chinese Jar,”
CONCORD, N. C., TUESDAY, JANUARY 27, 1925
He Caine Back
Twenty years ago, Tim Burton of
Fairmont, Minn., a bootblack, waa
evicted from his basement shop be
cause he couldn’t pay $5 a month
rent. “I'll own this building some
day,” he told the landlord. The
pther day, Tim,, now an alderman
and restaurant proprietor, paid
SIO,OOO for the building. He owns
another across the street.
THE COTTON MARKET *
Disappointment Over Trade Reports
Chiefly Responsible for Opening De
cline of 6 to 13 Points.
(By the Associated Press)
New Y’ork,. Jan. 27.—Disappointment
over trade reports was chiefly responsible
for an opening decline of 6 to 13 points
in the cotton market today. Not only
was there a prospect for a reduced work
ing hour schedule in the English spinning
here were unsatisfactory and it was stat
ed that worsted operations in one of the
largest mills of the country had declined
to a 50 per cent, basis. May contracts
dropped as low as 23.45 in the first hour
and while there was a moderate volume
of trade buying at the decline, it was
supplied by spot houses and southern
hedge sellingjso that the undertone of the
market continued heavy throughout the
Opening prices were: March 23.13;
May 23.47: Jnl.v 23.74; October 23.60;
December 23.55 bid-.
CONFERENCE IS HELD
President Seeks to Pave Way for Action
on Recommendations of Agricultural
(By the Associated Press.l
Washington. Jan. 27.—President Cool
idge sought at a White House breakfast
conference today to pave the way for
transmission to Congress of the legisla
tive recommendations of his agricultural
commission. 1 Those present at the con
ference included the ranking members of
the Senate and House Agriculture com
mittess; Secretary Gore and Senator
Curtis, of H^ansns; and Representative
Longworth, of Ohio, the republican 1 lead
ers of the Senate and House.
To Enlist Students in Christian Work.
(By the Associated Press)
Nashville, Tonn.. January 27. — A
number of North Carolinas are plan
ning to attend the meeting of the pro
fessors of religious education in Meth
odist schools and student pastors of
churches in centers where there are
State institutions of learning, which
will be held in Memphis February ' 3,
according to an announcement made
An all day wesson will be held and
many techiuicnl matters pertaining to
units of study wll be discussed. Ways
and means of reaching students and en
listing them in Christian work will al
so be a topic for eonsderntion.
Among • the North Carolinians expect
ed to attend this meeting are:
Dr. H. E. Spence, Durham; Dr.
David F. Nicholson, Greensboro; Dr.
W. I*. Few, Durham, President of
IDuke University; Dr. S. B.> Turrentine.
Greensboro, President of Greensboro
College; Dr. E. J. Greene, Mijxton,
I President Carolina College; Dr. C. L.
| Hornndy, Lenoir, President, of Dnven
]H>rt College; Dr. A. W. Molin, Louis
burg. President Louisburg College; Dr.
M. T. Hinshaw, Rutherford, President
Rutherford College; Dr. C. H. Trow
bridge, Weaverville, President of
Weaver College; Prof. It. L. Flowers,
Durham; Dr. W L. Sherrill, •Charlotte,
Secretary-Treasurer of the Western
North Carolina Conference; M. Brad
shaw, Durham, and G. T. Rowe.
Approves Conference Report on Smlth
l Hoch Resolution.
(By the Associated Press)
Washington, Jan. 27. —The Senate to
day approved the conference report on
the Suiith-Hoch resolution directing the
Interstate Commerce Oommision to con
duct an inquiry into freight rates with a
view to their readjustment.
' Fifty women have been added to the
Buenos Aires police force, to patrol the
parks. Their uniform is a black straw
hat and a navy blue dress.
RELIEF Ffflli BITTER
MIDDLE WEST TOD!!
Several States Have Been
Gripped This Week by a
Wave That Prove Temper
ature Below Zero.
SNOW ADDED TO
Mercury Dropped 32 Degrees
In Chicago ip 12 Hours.—
Wave Headed Toward the
Gulf of Mexico.
(By (he Associated Press)
Chicago, Jan. 27.—Relief was promised
today for the middle %est and northwest
which yesterday saw .temperatures slide
to below zero, while snow driven by high
winds added to the general discomfort.
Tile mercury here dropped 32 degrees
between 10 o'clock Sunday night and 10
p. m. yesterday, but I’isng temperatures
and moderate winds- were forecast for to
The cold today had- spread southeast
toward the gulf of Mexico.. Drops of
more than 40 degrees in 24 hours were
reported in Oklahoma. In the north
west the mercury had risen to points
close to zero, from iharks of 30 and 40
helow in sections of the Dakotas and
ARGENAINE COURTS TO DECIDE
LEGAL OWNERSHIP OF METEOR
Question Raised - When Frve-'Ton
Celestial Body Digs Hole in Field of
Buenos Aires, .Tan. 27.—When a
meteorite falls,to whom does it belong
—the owners of the land which it
strikes, or the is a legal
question placed before the Attorney
General by *tho Argentine National
Museum of Natural History to de
termine its right to possession of a
meteorite weighing more than live tons,
which was discovered some time ago in
While Argentine law makes fossil and
archeological discoveries the property -of
the nation, the Attorney General could
find nothing in the statutes applicable
to the discovery of a re’ic of this sort.
tyH. a meteorite could jjwfvlly oe classed
as ah historical object so far as this
planet is concerned. The meteorite being
a mineral, he applied the mining law,
holding that it was the property of the
owner of the land on which it fell.
While the land owner willrng'y sur
rendered the meteoric to the museum
the diretors of the institution want, an
interpretation of the law, so that when
the next one falls it can be claimed by
the museum without question.
LARGE SUM ALREADY USED
IN SURVEYING RAILROAD
More Than $48,000 Spent on Proposed
Line Senate Measure Would Stop
Raleigh, Jan. 26. —The commission di
recting Tam Bowie’i “Lost Provinces”
railway project, which tonight's Senate
bill proposes to junk, has already ex
pended $48,390.54 in making a prelim
inary survey of the route, the state audi
tor’s report reveals.
In addition to authorizing a bond issue
of $10,000,00(1 'for the construction of
the road, which the Moss-Tapp bill
would now withdraw, the Bowie measure
carried an appropriation of $50,000 from
the general fund to conduct the survey.
Less than $2,000 of this amount re
mains to be expended.
The route has already been surveyed
and application mkde to the interstate
commerce commission for authority to
construct the road.
And Sir. Bowie and his supporters are
expected to fight the legislature to let
the courts decide upon its constitution
Many New Industries Established in
Washington, D. 0., Jan. 27.—Con
tinued industrial development in the ter
ritory served by the Southern Railway
system is shown by the animat report
of the Southern’s development service
covering the year 1924.
Tht report listj a total of 132 new
industries placed in operation during the
year, 28 new industries under construc
tion on December 31st, 84 enlargements
of existing industries placed in opera
tion during the yeary and eight enlarge
ments under construction *at the end of
the year, a total of 253 new industries
and < niargemedts.
As in former years, the greatest activ
ity was in the building and enlarging
i f textile plants. New installations of
textile machinery in new milts and in
enlargements at points served by Hie
Southern included 172.473 spindles, 4.-
307 looms, and j. 380 knitting machines.
Woodmen of State to Meet in Wlbning
(By (be AmoeliM Press)
Salisbury, Jan. 27.—W. L. Ross, head
clerk of the North Carolina jurisdiction
of the Woodmen of the World, announced
here today that the biennial convention
of the order in this state would be held
at Wilmington beginning Wednesday.
April 15th. The state meeting of the
Wodmen circles, the women’s auxiliary
■ of the fraternity, will be held in Wil
i mington at the same time.
Horace Ford Questioned.
( (By the Associated Press)
New York, Jan. 27.—Horace Ford, sec
ond baseman of the Philadelphia National
> I/eague baseball club, was interrogated to
; day by Assistant District Attorney Brotli
r ers, in connection with the investigation
iu the Dolan-O’Oonnell bribery scandal.
Most barbers exact a tip from pa*
tiona, hut Mrs. Blanche Manning of
Cincinnati complains in a petition
for divorce that she had to shave
her husband three times a week —
and the only tip she got was a heal
ing. Sd she has gone on a strike
and asks a divorce so that she can
be free to enjoy the living she has
always made for herself.
NOTED ENGLISH PIANIST
IS BEING SOUGHT NOW
Disappeared Monnday Night While Audi
dience Waited to Hear Her Play.
(By (he Associated Press)
New York, Jan. 27.—Ethel Leginska.
world famous English pianist, conductor
and composer, is the center of intensive
search today, begun last night after her
friends became alarmed when- she failed
to appear at a scheduled concert at Car
negie Hal] where a large audience await
ed her. So deep was concern over her
disappearance that police were requested
to send out a genera] alarm.
Miss Legins.ka’s disappearance was re
ported by her secretary, Miss Lucille
Oliver, who said that while she had gone
to call a taxicab, the noted pianist left
her home without eseort. Search at
Carnegie Hail and again at her home
failed to reveal th/e whereabouts of the
ONE REPORT DECLARES
DR. SUN YAT SEN IS DEAD ]
However, Report Prom Peking Has
Nothing to Say About Him Being i
Tokio, January 27 (By the Associated
Press). —Dr. Vet-Sen, one ofCbinw*
most noted political leaders, is dead at
Peking, according to a dispatch received
here this afternoon by the Japanese semi
official news agency.
Peking Says He Is Seriously 111.
Peking, Jan. 27 (By the Associated
Press). —Dr. Sun Yat Sen. head of the ,
government of South Chinn, with head- j
quarters at Canton, is suffering from a
cancer of the liver, which is expected by |
physicians to prove fatal within ten days.
That announcement was made after an j
PEELS STRIKE’S EFFECT <
Electric Lighting, Heating and Other En
gineering Service Being Run by Voiun- i
(By the Associated Press)
London, Jan. 27.—The electric light
ing, heating and other engineering serv
ices /at Buckingham Palace, the houses
of parliament, Hampton Court, and Kew
Gardens, were run by volunteers today
owing to a strike. Two hundred mem
bers of the engineering staff of the office
of works, went out because of the em
ployment of a non-union man. It was
expected that 900 in all would be in
Checks Being Mailed to Cotton Growers.
Raleigh, Jan. 27.—Checks amounting
approximately to one-half billion dollars
are being mailed from the headquarters
of the North Carolina Cotton Growers
Co-operative Association this week. These
checks cover the second distribution on
all cotton delivered to the association
during the month of December, 1924.
Members of the association will have re
ceived approximately eight and one-balf
million dollars in advances on 1924 cot
ton when these checks are all distributed.
Notwithstanding a very short crop in
North Carolina the management of the
association is gratified at the marked in
crease in deliveries this season. Reports
from every section of the cotton grow
ing counties of the State indicate a
spirit of confidence in the Cotton* Grow
ers Co-operative Association and deliv
eries continue to be made in those sec
tions where ginning was late. In the
season of 1923-1924 the association hand
led approximately twelve per cent, of the
crop. Indications are that this year the
association will handle 15 per cent, of
the crop—a marked Increase.
New members are. joining the associa
tion every day, more than 100 having
been added during the last two weeks.
One striking feature in this connection
is that the bulk of the new members are
landlords, men who h,ave watched the
progress of the association through its
history and have become convinced of its
Another (Note to Chinese Government.
Peking. China, Jan. 27 (By the Asso
j ciated Press). —Representatives of the
powers today presented a note to the for
; eign office emphasizing the Chinese gov
' ernment's responsibility for the protec
tion of lives and property during the re
newed fighting in the vicinity of Shang
hai, which the communication stated,
"has already proved a real curse for both
the foreign and Chinese population in this
1 The actual voice of Florence Night
- ingale, la>rd Tennyson, Queen Victoria
- and Gladstone are preserved, by means
i of phonograph record now in the British
* CHARLOTTE WILL COME fj
* HERE TO HEAR HEMPP*'"
The Charlotte Observer of
morning has the following:
“Concord has made engagement JK
¥6 with Frieda Hempel. the great W:
coloratura soprano, who is to ap- '■%
pear in concert in that city Friday
evening. This is one occasion wlien '■£
iK Charlotte will be going to Concord %
in unusual force. A Hemiiel con- 96
cert does not. come this way often. JK
and it is a treat not to be passed SK
* by.” *
DAUGHERTY TO APPEAR
IN MEANS-FELBEK CASE
Called to Testify by Defense and Was Ac
ccmpauied by William J. Burns.
(By (he Associated Press)
New York, January 27.—Harry M.
Daugherty, former United States attor
ney general, appeared to testify for the
defense today at the trial of Thomas It.
Felder and Gaston B. Means, former
agent of the department of justice, be
fore IYredal Judge William E. Liadlcy
and a jury.
He was accompanied by William .1.
Burnt), former chief agent of the depa”t
lnenr of justice.,
When Mr. Daugherty was called to
the witness stand, he was refused per
mission by Judge Lindley to tell the
details of the “situation” existing at
Washington during the events leading up
to the indictment of the defendants.
Mr. Daugherty said that for some time j
the state of affairs in Washington was
such that there were men in the capital i
who were “hell-bound and spell-bound.”
“I would like at this time to te’.l the |
true story of that situation if I am per- 1
mitttld to do so.” said Mr. Daugherty.
Judge Lindley, however, refused him per
Mr. Daugherty denied that Thomas B.
Felder, one of the defendants, ever talked
to him about indictments then pending
against the Crager system, in connection
, with the sale of stocks of a glass casket
company. Felder and his former client.
Means, are being tried on charges of con
spiring to bribe high government officials,
including Mr. Daugherty, in attempts to
quash the glass casket indictments.
Mr. Daugherty in answer to questions
by Frank P. Walsh, defense attorney,
denied, that Means. Felder or Jarnecke,
Means’ former secretary, ever had dis-
cussed the case with him. ]
DROPS TO TWELFTH PLACE t
IN VALUE OF FARM PRODUCTS t
Tl»e Value of AH Crops in North Caro
lina in 1924 Was $320,410,000. |
(By the Inwcir'et Press.) i
" RaleiglirN:- CrTan-T^—-Worth Cnrw 1
lina dropped to twelfth place in the val- <
ue of farm products in 1924, according
to a tabulation of crop values of the i
leading states compiled by the United t
States Department of Agriculture and
made public through a bulletin just is- i
sued by the North Carolina Department 1
of Agriculture. The value of all crops in <
North Carolina in 1924. according to 1
the report, was $320,410,000, Texas lead
ing the list with a valuation of $920,- 1
In 1923 North Carolina ranked fifth in f
the value of farm crops, with a valuation <
of $415,737,000. According to the report 1
the value of farm crops in 1924 was $95,- 1
322.000 less than in 1923. This loss, is *
said, was largely due to weather condi- <
tions. In commenting on the loss of the
report says: 1
“In spite of adverse weather condi
tions throughout the year, North Caroli
na farmers have complained much less J
than they had reasons for. Our produc
tion has decreased greatly, while much of
the rest of the South have made good
crops. The cotton was hurt perhaps
more than any other crop. *
"The late spring cold, the June weath- 1
er. the dry summer in the Piedmont and 1
September’s disastrous rainy period told
heavily at harvesting time. October and
November were quite favorable for har- 1
vesting. The September delay and
shortage of farm labor prevented the har
vesting of crops as soon as they should
havet been out of the fields. The belated
farm work also had its effect on fall
plowing and planting of small grains.
This is quite in contrast to the work of
a year ago.
“Tlie North Carolina farmers may be
depended on to go ahead with the 1925
plans with more optimism than might be
expected,” the report concludes.
KILLED BY ENGINE
11. T. Weatherman Was Fatally Injur
ed Wien Struck by Train After He
Fell on the Track.
(By the Associated Press.)
Statesville, N. C., Jan. 27. —R. T.
Weatherman, local attorney, was killed
today by a switch engine in the Southern
Railway yards here. He apparently fell
across the tracks when the engine was
eight or ten feet from him, and too close
for the engineer to stop.
Mr. Weatherman told a client who had
offered him some business that he was
feeling badly today and could not attend
to it. At about 10:30 o'clock the attor
ney went to the railway station. He
was walking west along the track when
Mr. Weatherman was about 45 years
old, and was the sou of Rev. aud Mrs. ,T.
G. Weatherman, of Union Qrove town
ship. He is survived by his widow, sev
en children, his parents, three brothers
and three sisters. He had been in ill
health for some time.,
Guests Driven From Hotel by Fire,
(By the AHorhied P.*eet
Sheboygan, Mich.,' Jail. 27.—With the
, mercury 17 degrees below zero, ninety
guests of the new Sheboygan Hotel were
forced to run from the hotel in their
night clothing at 2 o'clock this morning
when fire broke out. The south wing of
the hotel was destroyed, but the remain
der of the three story structure was
j miy into oeith
OF BITTER ENEMIES
Inquest Is Being Held at Her
rin But Beyond Stating
That It Began Today the
Coroner Is Silent.
GREAT SECRECY IS
Place Where Jury Is Meeting
Is Not Made Public—Fun
eral Services for Young and
Herrin, 111.. Jan. 27 (By the Associ
ated Press). —Secrecy shrouded plans for
the coroner's impest into the deaths of S.
Glenn Young. Ku Klux Klan liquor
, raider Ora Thomas, deputy sheriff, and
two companions of Young, slain Saturday
night when Young and Thomas settled
their long standing grudge in a fusiladS
of pistol bullets.
Beyond announcing that the inquest
would begin today, the coroner refused
to say anything. Even the time and
i place were not divulged. It was general
ly believed, however, that the jury would
| meet in an undertaking establishment or
in the city hall.
I Funeral services for Thomas will be
| held this afternoon, and those for Young
Thursday afternoon. They will be buried
in the same cemetery. Thomas in his
family plot on the extreme south side of
the burying ground, and Young in a con
crete vault in the northern section.
. DENIED AMBITION
Andrew J. DeVoe, Nationally Known
Amateur Forecast ec. Missed the
Hackensack, N. J., Jan. 26. An
drew De Voe, 80 years of age, national
ly known amateur weather prophet,
died nt his home of heart disease here,
disappointed because of failure to rea-
lize ope of his life's greatest ambition.
For years he had been looking forward
to view the eclipse of the sun; but when
the great solar spectacle came Saturday
he was too ill to behold it.
For more than a quarter of an cen
tury De Voe had corned several thous
and dollars a year by providing copy-
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companies issuing yearly almanacs.
He also prepared weather predictions
for farmers, cotton brokers and specula
tors who applied for his services.
De Voe is said to have won his first
reputation by his prediction' of the
blizzard of 1888 that buried New York
City deep in snow. He is reported to
have foreseen that event by two weeks.
A few yearn ago, De Voe visited
Washington in an effort to induce the
United States government to adopt his
system of forecasting, which, he assert
ed. was superior to the system by, the
Weather Bureau. He failed in this,
however, as he, neither employed in
struments nor the calculations recogniz
ed by the official forecasters.
TO BE HELD FRIDAY
At That Time They Will Deride on
Candidates for Speaker and House
(By the Associated Press)
Washington, Jan. 27.—House Republi
cans will caucus on Friday night. Feb
ruary 27th, to decide upon their candi
date for speaker and floor leader.
This decision was reached today at a
meeting of the Republican committee on
committees of the house, and was said
to be agreeable to the forces of both Repl
resentative Longworth, of Ohio, and Mad
den, of Illinois, who are candidates for
Under a resolution adopted by the com
mittee, Republicans who will serve dur
ing the sixty-ninth Congress, and not
members of the present house, will be in
vited to participate in the conference.
No action was taken as to whether La
Follette insurgents should be invited to
Aged Messenger Held Up and Robbed.
(By the Associated Press)
Collinsville, 111., Jan. 27. —Win. Math
ies, 04 year old messenger, was held up
here this morning by several armed men
who escaped with a mail pouch believed
to contain $15,000 in cash. He was en
route from the depot to the Colinsville
state bank. The money, it was under
stood, was to have been used to cash the
pay roll checks of the Lumaghi Coal Com
pany, owner of the mines here.
.One mnn walking the length of the
Shenandoah, the United States Govern
ment airship, when the engines are not
running, changes her level three degrees,
so carefully is she balanced. After the
ship is under way the men can move at
will, as the elevators by their resistance
to the air keep her trim.
WHAT SMITTY’S CAT SAYS
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