• ASSOCIATED •
S DISPATCHES f
MISS KEMPEL W HER
House Packed to the Doors
Greeted the Famous Warb
ler, Who Was Never in Bet
ter Form for Singing.
PEOPLE HERE FROM
ALL NEARBY TOWNS
Miss Hempei and Party
Charmed With Their Re
ception Here—Will Come
to Concord Again.
From the first note with its clear bell
like quality, Frieda Hempei held
audience spellbound in her concert at the
high school auditorium last night and
gave Concord the thrill of a lifetime by
her matchless singing, her wonderful
stage presence and her beauty, ’'The meln
ory of last night's concert will remain
long in the mind and hearts of hundreds
of Concord music lover.*
A full house greeted Frieda -when she
made her appearance on the stage. Not
only were there large numbers of Con
cord people present but there were peo
ple from Salisbury, Chinn Grove, Landis,
Kannapolis, Charlotte, Lexington, Wins
ton-Salem, Monroe, High Point and other
places too numerous to mention. The
Concord Music Club did homage to Miss
Hempei by standing when she came out
for the first time.
Her first number, “Deli vieni non tar*
dar," was }mrdly up to the standard of
her program. It had a rather monot
onous theme and contained nothing to
display the beauties of the singer's voice.
It rather seemed to be a number in which
she found the range of her voice. How
ever, in the second piece Miss Hempei
veached out and brought her entire au
dience to her feet. The number, “Oh
Had I Jubal’s Lyre,” seemed especially
suited to her voice and its mellow notes
reverbrated through the hall, holding the
listeners enthralled. Miss Hempei threw
herself into the piece with the result that
the entire audience was ecstatic- at its
conclusion. The encore was "I’d Be a
Butterfly,” an English folk song, the
mocking bird-like notes of which dis
played the remarkable technique and pre
cision of Miss Hempel's training. Par:
ticuiarly good was Miss Hempel'il eree
sr-d» final notes of the son*.
—The second brace of songs Was Highly
appreciated. es[>eoially a substitution",
“Joyous Easter Song.” All of Miss
Hempel's power and flexibility of voice
were brought into play, the number be
ing, perhaps, one of the best of the en
tire program. Encores to this brace
were especially popular, both the "French
Folk Song” and •‘The Night Winds" be
ing good. A perfect glissando gave the
latter encore the exact sound of "moan
In the first part of the program, Coen
raad V. Bos, pianist, gave three numbers,
the best of which was "Song Without
Words," in A flat by Mendelssohn. The
two voices were brought out with per
fection in each hand. "Walt* in G
flat” by Chopin was not only interest
ing technically but also had Chopin’s
customary appeal. *
The second part of the program pre
sented Miss Hempei as Jenny Lind, Miss
Hempei singing the program as used by
Jenny Lind on her tour of America in
the fifties. The outstanding number of
this group was the Bird Song by Tau
bert. “Home," Sweet Home” was sung
so thoughtfully as to leave the audience
As an encore. Miss Hempei sung
“Dixie” and “By the Waters of Minne
tonka,” both of which were beautiful.
In particular was “Dixie” appreciated.
Miss Hempei needs only -to sing this to
have any southern audience at her feet.
Louis P. Frltze, in addition to accom
panying Miss Hempei in several numbers
on the flute, gave two very good solo 1
numbers. The “Minuet” by Beethoven,
was played in a little too serious a man
ner but the “Andante Pastorale” was
rendered in a lovely way.
Miss Hempel’s costumes were the
marvel o( the entire feminine part of
the audience. Her first gown, designed
by Caldot, of Paris, was of cloth ,of
gold. She carried a graceful ostrich fan
in pastel shades. The Jenny Lind hoop
skirt was even more becoming than the
first costume. It was a white silk crea
tion with embellishments of delicate pink *
and blue rosebuds.
Since the bringing of Frieda Hempei to 1
Concert was a civic act, one in which all
Coqcord joined to asure her coming, the
Chamber of Commerce is making public
the Agures. Below are published the re
ceipts from the sale of tickets and ex
penses. Miss Hempei very generously
made a donation of SSO to the Bible
Total from sale of tickets $1,088.00
War Tax „Cj; 144.36
Gross Receipts I 1,443.64
Expenses( Advertising etc.) „ ' 114.28
Amount left 1,320.26
Given to Bible Story Contest 00.00
Amount to Miss Hempei 1,270.26
MONDAY and TUESDAY,
FEBRUARY 2nd and 3rd
In Her Latest Picture
ADMISSION Me and Kc
Don’t Fall to See This Picture
The Concord Daily Tribune
CHAPLIN UNO YOUNG
WIFE ARRANGING TO
' DM FINKS?
i Los Angeles Times Says a.
Financial Settlement by the
t Couple Is Being Arranged
i * MEANS UNKNOWN
’ “No Connection Between the
Negotiations and Any Con
templated Action for Di
vorce or Separation.”
(By the Associated Press!
I/OB Angeles. Cal., Jan. 31.—Attorney*
are negotiating a financial settlement be
tween Charles Spencer. Chaplin, motion
picture comedian, and; the 16-year-old
bride he mnrried in Mexico Inst Novem
ber, says the Los Angeles Times today.
The fact that Mrs. Chaplin, former
Lita Grey, leading woman for. the come
dian, had joined members of her family
in eonsultinf attorneys became known,
according to the *Tlmes, upon the arrival
here a week ago of Edwin McMurrny, San
Francisco attorney and uncle of the
McMurray today is quoted by the
Times as admitting that financial negotia
tions are in progress, though declaring
thnt “there is no connection between these
negotiations and any contemplated action
for separation or divorce.”
Geo. Beebe, who looked after the legal
interests of Mrs. Chaplin's grand-parents
for many years, is the other attorney who
has represented the bride and her family
in negotiations to date, says the Times,
adding that several conferences already
have been held with Chaplin's lawyers.
Chaplin him'self has avoided interviews
ever since his return from Empalme,
Mexico, with his bride, and efforts to
communicate with him relative to the re
ported financial settlement negotiations
have met with no suctess.
Requests for a personal interview with
Mrs. Chaplin on the subject were met.
according to the Times, with the state
ment from McMurray that she could on
ly repeat what he has given out.
What part if any, the anticipated ar
rival of an heir to the Chaplin fortune
has played or will play in negotiations
was not disclosed nor any hint-divulged
of the possible. terms of tlie settlement.
Deficit not Mclean’s
BUSINESS UNTIL JULY
Win Have Nothing to Say About It Un
til New Fiscal Yew Begins—Up to the
Raleigh, Jan. 30.—Governor McLean
will not take on the nine and a half
million dollar deficit until it becaines a
part of his administration and it will
not become his until July 1, 1925.
His excellency said this would be his
course today when he met the newspaper
men, whho fired volleys of questions at
him following his speech to the general
assembly. The governor recommended
nothing as to the deficit because he does
not think this any of his business. The
legislature may do with it as it likes;
he will say nothing abou-t it until the
fiscal year begins and he sees just what
the state has.
The governor desires to make as few
statements as possible and he lets the
newspaper men write as seems best to
them. By no reasoning can he awume
any portion of the present deficit. He
does not even prentend to know the size
Apropos of the governor’s bond rec
ommendations today, the state highway
commission this afternoon backed his ex
cellency up. The commission thinks the
executive's statement covers the case.
THE COTTON MARKET
Opened Steady ait a Decline of 2 to 4
Points Under Little Selling—May Off
(By the Associated Press)
New York, Jan. 31.—The. cotton mar
ket opened steady at a decline of 2 to 4
points under a little selling for local and
southern acount and in sympathy with
rather disappointing Liverpool cables.
May sold off to 23.93 and July to
24.18 on the call, but offerings were
readily absorbed by covering and some
trade buying, promoted by reports of
continued firmness in the southern spot
market, more favorable reports from the
cotton goods trade, and expectations of
heavy exports over the week-end.
The opening prices were: March 23.02;
May 23.93; Puly 24.18; Det. 24.100;
December 24.04. * !
New York, Jan. 31.—Cotton futures
closed steady at a net advance of 5 to
14 points. March 23.77-80; May 24.10-
12; July 24.32-33; October 24.07-08; De
cember 24.12-17. ;
O. Henry Memorial Library.
Asheville, Jan. 31.—The movement for
the establishment of the O. Henry Me
morial Library in Asheville has been
taken up by prominent authors, maga
zines and newspapers of London, Eng
land, according to word that has bee nre
celved here from Arthur B. Maurice,
American writer, who has been to Eng
land in the interest of the memorial.
In big letter to the Chamber of Com-i
meree here Mr. Maurice states*Rudyard
Kipling has taken enthusiastically to the
Idea and has given copies of his works
autographed and a letter for the library.
Mr. Maurice also states that articles
about the Asheville, library have appeared
in the English Bookman, and other pub
lications lg -England.
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Te lawn tennis championships played I
at' Wimbledon last summer yeilded a
net profit 0r'565,000.
CONCORD, N. C., SATURDAY, JANUARY 31, 1925
" *""* ■’ * *”■ _i l '. ■ ■
Miss Hempei Is Delighted
With Visit to This City
Says She Can Sing “Home,
Sweet Home” With More
Feeling Since Charming
Visit to This City.
(BY MILES H. WOLFF.) .
Frieda Hempei, fafnous prima donna,
who gave her concert here Friday night,
is delighted with Concord and . With the
South. “The Southern people are so
hospitable, so nice and so friendly that I
love to sing to then} and to be with them.
If 1 ever settle down anywhere, it will
be in the South."
Miss Hempei lias been staying with Mr.
and Mrs. C. B. Wagoner at their home
on De|>ot street. She seems to be per
fectly at home and has none of the
haughty mannerisms with which prima
glonnas are usually credited. She was
just a simple woman with very charm
ing manuers a woman with more than
average intelligence, however,
i She is delighted with the Wagoner
. home. “The bed was d'vine, the most
, comfortable I bav# slept in in ages and
1 there was none of the terrible noise which
. keeps you awake n tile city. Everything
has just been lovely. I know," she add
r ed, “thnt I shall be able to sing .‘Home
. Sweet Home’ better than ever before
, since I have stayed in this wonderful
1 Miss Hempei loves to rend. She does
, not like silly, trashy novels but prefers
> more serious works. Her favorite book
is “Every Man a King." Then too, she
» is quite fond of Coue. He lins been.
. says Miss Hempei, such a help to her and
r she enjoys his books vastly. On some
> days plied she is feeling particularly
i blue and lonesome, one of these books will
drive out all the care and leave her feel :
| ing so peaceful.
4 "I can't understand why it is thnt peo
, pie ure frightened any time to approach
■ a prima donna,” said. Miss Hempei,
, changing the conversation suddenly from'
books to herself. “So often I meet a per
son who is so nice but who was afraid to
i come up and talk to me before. In Eng
land especially, when I come anywhere
, near, everybody starts saying with wide
open eyes, ‘There goes the great prima
donna' when really I'don’t feel that way.
“Now last night for instance. I would
have sung much more if the audience had
not been afraid to call me back at the
last!” Continuing in the same vein. Miss
Hempei showed herself to be quite a
philosopher, Saying, “Just because God
■has given me a lovely voice, thnt is no
reason why I should be different from ev
erybody else. Now is it ?
- Mist} U)UM>el ix-iu£<Uu/jrfy iaAereKtefl. iq,
animals, and 12' particular dfietrsinif' tots
dogs. She told of finding a ,poor animal
in the Pennsylvania station in New York
which she took home and kept. Her hus
band. she said, was furious because there
was no place to keep it in the npSrtment.
She and her two. maids took the dog and
washed it and now it is out at the farm
which belongs to her husband “where it
has a nice, happy home.”
Miss Helen Patterson, sister of Mrs.
C. B. Wagoner, sang several negro spir
ituals to Miss Hempei ami immediately
Miss Hempei was anxious to learn them.
So Miss Patterson went tp Mrs. AA’ngo
jier’s and taught them tp Miss Hempei.
“We must keep learning," said Miss
Hempei, "and I am going to learn some
of these negro songs to add to my reper
toire. And you," said she, addressing
Miss Patterson, “must come to see me in
New York and Ring them with me some
Miss Hempel’s memory is remarkable.
She says she never forgets a face. Per
sons who had only met her yesterday
were amazed at the concert last night
when she spoke to them. “I will remem
ber each of you ten years from now if I
should see you,” said Miss Hempei to
several of her callers.
v When asked as to whether she would
come to Concord again. Miss Hempei re
plied! “That all depends—"and gave a
shrug of her shoulders. She continued
by saying that she hoped that she would,
St any rate.
The very costly chinchilla coat, reput
ed to be worth $30,000, was not brought
along on this tour. It is almost too
expensive a coat to' be given the rough
treatment which it would have; were it
taken on the trips which she' makes.
Next titme, she said, she would bring it
and show it to the ladies of Concord.
POSTAL PAY INCREASE
BILL MAY NOT WIN
Much Opposition to Measure in House,
Leaders of Two Parties Opposing It.
(By the Associated Press.)
Washington, Jan. 31.—The postal pay
ami rate increase bill passed lqte yester
day»by the Senate, today appeared to
face a closed door in the House. I 1
Views of the House leaders oh both
sides of the chamber, that the Senate in
originating the .bill, had usurped the con
stitutional prerogatives of the House to
initiate all legislation,
were supported by the unanimous opinion
of a sub-committee of its ways anfl means
Despite the decisive vote in Which the
Senate, took the position that it was not
originating revenue-raising legislation In
approving increases in mail rates to meet
the cost of postal salary increases, a rec
ommendation was before the Hotme to re
turn the measure to the Senate because
of this feature of the bill.
Raps the Cqinßiltoion Form of Govern
I Charlotte. Jan. 30.—“ The commission
form of government is as unsound in the
! ory'as it is vicious in practice,” declared
i Julian 8. Miller, addressing the Civitan
Club' Friday on the subject of “City
I “Theoretically,” he said, “It violates
the funndamental principles upon which
the American government was founded
tin that it combines the three basically
j separate annd distinct governmental func
tions known as the legislative, the ju
dicial and the executive." / t
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1 MISS FRIEDA HEMPEL
REV. DANIEL HURLEY
TO LEAVE ROUMANIA
Has Been Ordered to Leave the Country
Within Fifteen Days—No Charges
Bucharest, 1 ton mania. Jan. 31 (By the
Associated Press). —The Roumanian au
thorities have ordered the Rev. Daniel
Hurley, an American citizen, to leave
the country within fifteen days. No
charges are preferred against him. The
order is based on a recent law, grant
ing the authorities power to order foreign
ers considered undesirable to quit the
Tlie law ostensibly was intended to
counteract the spread of communist
Mr. Ijurley was sent here from * the
United States about a year ago by the
Southern Baptist Mission board as a
teacher in the seminary organized in
Bucharest by the American board. It
is thought possible the orthodox church
may have objected to- his teachings as
likely to create religious differences and
threaten the dominance of the orthodox
Mr. Hurley appealed to the American
consul who requested the authorities to
revoke the order against him. If this
move is unsuccessful it is believed that
Peter Augustus Jay, the American min
ister, will make representation to the
Romnanion foreign office.
WAS LILLIAN GISH TO
WED CHARLES H, DUELLf
lUtbnated by Attorney far Latter That
r\ WwCHent Wy to the Screen
(By the Aaeectated-Preu.V
New York. Jan. 31.—Intimations that
Charles H. Dneli was engaged to Lillian
Gish, screen' stnr, who lie has sued to
prevent from making motion pictures, ex
cept under a contract with him, were
discussed today in statement by his at
“The wholly unwarranted presumption
that Mr. Duell hoped to win the favor
of Miss Gish's hand," said her attorney,
“is some indication of the length to
which the gentleman is willing to go in
order to coerce her into working for
“It would perhaps hove been more fit
ting if he had sued her for breach of
promise rather than having adopted an
indirect means of forcing her to work
In a statement in behalf of Mr. Duell.
it was said he made the contract with
Miss Gish because lie regarded himself
as engaged to her.
Mr. Duell is a member of an old Knick
erbocker family, and a relative of Elihu
Root, was divorced by hiij wife in Paris,
and after the divorce there were repeated
reports that he and Miss Gish were en
gaged to marry. Mrs. Duell was for
merly Mrs. Lillian Tucker, of Pasadena,
California. She was an actress.
CLOW AND BROWN ARE
SENTENCED TO PRISON
Found Guilty of Using Malls to Defraud
in Operation of Broadway Brevities.
(By the Associated Press)
New York. Jan. 31.—Stephen G. Clow,
editor of Broadway Brevities, convicted
of using the mails to defraud, was sen
tenced today to six years and one day in
the Atlanta Penitentiary. He was also
Albert N. Brown, an advertising solic
itor for the periodical, was sentenced to
two years. The Brevities Corporation
was fined SII,OOO.
Nat Kunnes, another solicitor, was or
dered held in custody of the tl. S. Mar
shal for one 4 week, pending fprtlier inves
tigation. Clow and Brown were released
■ in $15,000 and $7,500 bail respectively,
' pending an appeal. Judge Mack sen
tenced Clow, for using tlie mails to defraud
and for conspiracy to do ro. Brown was
sentenced on the first named charge.
Samps of Sons of Veterans Organized.
Charlotte. Jan. 31. —Fourteen new
camps of Sons of Confederate Veterans
have been ‘organized in western North
Carolina during the last few months, in
cluding the camp at Charlotte, according
■to J. W. L. Arthur, of Asheville, State
organizer for the Sons of Veterans, who
visited here recently.
According to Mr. Arthur the fourteen
camps organized includes those at Char
lotte, Hiekory, Salisbury, Statesville, Ma
rion, Morganton, Hendersonville, Burns
ville, Canton, Tryon, AVaynesville, Mur
phy, Sylva and Bryson City.
Mr. Arthur expects to go to Monroe,
Lumberton, Wadesboro, Maxton, Laurin
burg and other places in the eastern
part of tbe Btate to organize other camps.
Geo. W. CaMe Dead.
(By the Associated Press)
St. Petersburg, Fla., Jan. 31.—Geo. W.
Cable, well kaown Southern author and
man of letters, died here at 4 o’clock
this morning at Jiis winter borne where
he had lived quietly. ' Hia bride of a
(year was at his bedside.
RAIL TRAFFIC FELT
. BUZZARD II PARTS
OF NEW YORK STATE
Trains From West Arriving
Nearly a Day Late—Ves
sels Held Up for Passeng
ers Delayed on Trains.
In New York Ferry Service
Is Practically Halted by Ice
In Rivers—Several States
Covered by Blizzard.
(By the Associated Press)
New York. Jan. 31.—Belated crack
trains from the west, delayed by heavy
, snows upstate, were arriving here today
nearly a day late.
’ To await forty passengers from Chica
i go. the steamship Laconia, due to sail for
a Mediterranean voyage at 1 a. m. today,
> Was held at her pier until 3:45 a. m.
She sailed with all but four of her
I scheduled passengers. Three persons from
' Cleveland and one from Chicago did not
1 appear. The ‘ast passenger to embark
1 was F. IV. Robinson, of Buffalo, who
' came on the Detroiter. It arrived here
early this morning, more than fifteen
1 hours late.
Tlie Wolverine pulled into New York
' at.2:35 this morning, 16 hours late.
While New England and upstate New
York were seriously affected by snow, the
greatest trouble in New York City was
ice in tbe lower Hudson which hampered
ferry service to New Jersey.
Upstate steam mail roads and electric
railway service was getting back ou
schedule after the most serious interrup
tion n years.
New York, Jan. 80.—Manhattan is
land was blocked today, both by land and
sen. Trnnportation officials said it was
New York's worst traffic jam in 35 years.
.BlizznrdEike storms throughout Now
England and northern New York plied
roads high with snows and floods in the
south held mainline trains bound for
the city far behind their schedules. On
the water, a freak wind that developed a
velocity of 60 miles an hour churned'
against Manhattan shores in sufficient
number and force to disorganize traffic
ip the north and east rivers and ip Long
tions reported in immediately adjacent
communities, the city itself enjoyed a day
of briliant sunshine.
All important trains, including such
crack specials as the 20th Century Lim
ited of the New York Central Lines, and,
the Broadway Limited of the Pennsyl
vania, were behind their schedules.
Railroad officials had not estimated
tonight the sums that must be paid pat
rons of the de luxe trains which guaran
tee return of extra fares to all ticket
holders in event the trains are as late
as they were today. It was estimated,
however, that the aggregate would run
into many thousands of dollars.
IN ALASKA CONTINUES
There Have Been Five Deaths and 22
Cases Reported During the Epidemic
Nome, Alaska. Jan. 31 (By the Asso
ciated Press). —Five persons have died
with diphetheria. twenty-two cases have
been reported, thirty persons are suspect
ed of having the disease and fifty others
have come in contact with diphtheria pa
tients, during the epidemic raging here,
it was announced today.
Leonard Sepella, Alaskan dog race who
left Kaltag, 220 miles west of Ruby at
3 o'clock yesterday afternoon, was ex
pected to arirve this afternoon with 300.-
000 units of antitoxin sent by Dr. J. B.
Beeson, of Anchorage, 275 miles soutli
of Nenana, where the relay race started.
Dance in Australia to Pittsburgh Musir
New York. Jan. 31.—Australians in
the remote bush danced after dinner
last night, to radio music that came to
them from Pittsburgh, ' a distance of
about 11/000 miles.
A cable from Melbourne today an
nounced the success of what officials of
the Westinghouse Company consider
the greatest distance sending feat in the
history of radio., Orchestral music play
ed at the company's Pittsburgh stntion,
KDKA, was picked up at Perth, West
Perth, by air line, is more than 2500
miles farther west from Pittsburgh than
ot|ier Australian pities which picked >,p
tbe human voice from KDKA last Tues
The Price of Flour Goes Up at Minne
apolis and Winnipeg.
Minneapolis. Jan. 20.—Flour prices
here today rose to the highest levels
since November, 1920, in reflection of
recent increases in wheat premiums.
Quotations on the best grade of family
patent flour today were boosted by mills
here from 20 to 35 centß a barrel, mak
ing the range 10 60 and 10.75 a barrel
when sold in carload lots.
You have only a few days left
to pay your City Tax until the
February penalty will be added.
Pay and save.
CHAS. N. FIELD,
29-3 t. ' City Tax Collector.
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Paul Sunday youngest son of William
A. (Billy) Sunday, evangelist, has grad
uated from the Warsaw (lud.) High.
School and before entering college will *
take a trip around the world. He Is said
to be as good a football player as his dad
was a baseball player.
NORTH CAROLINIAN IS
MARRIED TO NEGRO
Henry Faison Wants Marriage Annulled, \
Saying Woman Got Him Drunl|.
(By the Associated Press)
AVashington. Jan. 31.—Henry AV. Fai
son, former soldier, and a son of a for
mer member o£ the House frapi North
Carolina, asked the Supreme Court of the
District of Columbia today to annul his
marriage to Annie Nelson. 37 years old.
a negro, a cook in a house where he
Faison said that for six months the
woman had procured fptr him large quan
tities of intoxicating liquors, and for a
week prior to the marriage had persuaded
him to drink about a quart a day. He
became overcome January 16, he said,
lost his faculties, and recovered three
days later to find himself in tlie woman’s
hoirte where she exhibited a marriage cer
tificate and declared she was his wife.
The claim also was made that the wom
an obtained the marriage license repre
senting Faison as colored. Faison since
has been placed in n hospital by tbe Vet
erans' Bureau, . '
FORBES AND THOMPSON
WILL APPEAL THEIR CASES
Guilty in Chicago CatUtoJY&hty
Night of Conspiracy tto Defraud toe
Chicago, Jan. 31 (By the Associated
Press). —Chas. R. Forbes, former director
of the United States A’eterans’ Bureau,
and John D. Thompson, wealthy St.
Louis and Chicago contractor, were found
guilty last uight of conspiracy to de
fraud the government in contracts for sol
diers’ hospitals. The jury took twelve
ballots and deliberated five hours.
Defense counsel at odee moved for a
hew trial and indicated that the case
would be taken, if necessary, to the U. S.
Supreme Court. Hearing "on the motion
was set for February 4, and sentence was
reserved pending its dispostal.
The maximum penalty is two years’ im
prisonment and SIO,OOO fine or either.
With Our Advertisers.
You will fiud record smashing prices on
all men's, women's and children's shoes
at Parker’s Shoe Stoore. Phone ?97.
In providing facilities for the special ’
convenience of women patrons the Citi
zens Bank and Trust Company aims to
make this institution appeal to Concord
and Cabarrus County women as a bank
ing home in the truest sense, a 1 bank to
which they can look for assistance in
handling any of their financial problems.
San-Tox Sarasapnrilla Compound at
The new AVaverly caps at J. C. Pen
ney Company's have jaunty Rtyle with
value, and are priced at ouly SI.OB.
The Ybrke & AA'adsworth Co. sells 20
gauge 5-crimp galvanized roofing, for $5.00
Think Nome Diphtheria Is Now Brought
San Francis,o Jan. 30.—The diph
theria epidemic in Nome is “believed to
be under control”, although anti-toxins
are needed badly, it was stated in a
message received by the western head
quarters of the American Red Cross here
today from C. W. Thorton, Red Cities
representative in the Alaskan town.
Thera were fifteen cases with four
deaths reported up to last night, the mes
Continue Consideration of the Underwood
• By tbe AsaoelnteO Pirn.)
AVashington, Jan. 31. —Another meet
ing of the Senate and House conferees
was called today to resume Consideration
of the Underwood leasing bill. Confer
ees are pushing forward in their deliber
ations in the hope of getting the bill
back before the Senate and House to as
sure a final vyte at this session.
The fertilizer section of this bill is
being subjected to close study.
SALISBURY HI GIRLS
CONCORD HI GIRLS .
HIGH SCHOOL GYM
Admission: 35 and si) Cents
* TODAY’S m
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FIVE KILLED, FOUR
INJHRfn WHEN FIRE
More Than One Hundred
Persons in Building at the
Time of the Fire and Two
Are Still Missing.
A Score of Fire Companies
Could Not Check Blaze as
Building Had Been Erect
ed Many Years Ago.
<By the Associated Preaa)
Chicago. Jail. 31.—Five persons were
killed and four injured when fire de
stroyed a four-story, sixteen-apartment
building at 59th and Blackstone Avenue
candy this morning. Two others of the
approximately one hundred in the struc
ture were missing.
The identified dead are:
Anthony Hardie, 24, and his 22-year
old wife. Olive, Loretta Byor, 16, Doris
Hardie, 19 months old daughter of the
Hu relies, and - Miss Dora Jones. Mrs.
. Elizabeth Byor. mother of Loretta, is still
The body of a woman could be seen in
the debris, and was believed to be that
of Mrs. Elizabeth Pryor, mother of Lo
re t to. '
The women were killed when they
leaped from third story windows.
The building was old, dating from the
Worlds Fair days, and was consumed
quickly desjlite efforts of more than a
score of fire companies summoned by
extra and special alarms. The occu
pants had no time to dress for the be
low freezing temperature.
University cf Chicago students from
nearby fraternity houses aided in rescue
andn relief work, as did guests of the
adjoining Del Prado Hotel.
Many of the apartment house residents
were saved by leaps into fire nets, while
others crawled to safety over planks
•thrust into their wondows from the ho
DAUGHERTY COMMENTS ON
MEANS AND FORBES VERDICTS
Says They Should Be Lesson to Persona
Wha Think They Have Pull With the
Columbus, 0., Jan. 31.—The convic
tion of (Easton B. Means in New York
and Charles R. Forbes in Chicago should
be a beneficial lesson to a great many
people including those who think they
have a pull with officials in the publie
service, former Attorney General Harry
M. Daugherty declared today in comment
ing upon the verdict in the Means and
The former attorney general said that
inasmuch as he directed both of these
prosecutions he thought it improper to
make an extensive comment.
The public should beware of the man
who pretends great parity and a peculiar
pull, Mr. Daugherty said. “If the les
son is obscure, people in the future will
read with great discrimination, believe
less of what they hear, and do some
thinking themselves. The bitterest at
tacks are made upon men who are doing
their duty, but the real reason for the
attacks is never assigned. Watch the
outcome when a man being pinched puts
up a plea that he is being framed. The
government at Washington is ,sound and
impregnable to wind and storm and false
BAD CHECK BILL, IS
PASSED BY HOUSE
Revenue Act. Is Introduced in Form of
Big Book—To Investigate Repre
Raleigh. .Tan. 30.—Merchants associa
tion of North Carolina got its “bad
check” bill through the lower house to
day without debate and welcomed
Representative Sam J. Turner, hunted
and smitten member from Mitchell,
with a resolution to investigate him.
The house session received as one of
its eleven new bills the proposed reve
nue act which was presented in a big
book which few members had the heart
to peruse today. The hoiise session
likewise immortalized itself ,by voting
again to raise its pay through another
referendum in North Carolina-
Cross-Word and Radio Makes Big Light
Chicago, Jan. 31.—Increasing electric,
light bil’s confronted —any householders
If members of the family are cross
word puzzles fans, 'don’t blame the
Electric Light Company.
That answer the company makes to
persons who complain of seemingly un
due increase in cost of lights. If there is'
a radio bug or two in the family as
well, the answer is plain. Ixmger hours
with lights going result from puzzle
fans huddled in various nooks with in
dividual lights radio recharges also help
to swell the bills, the company reports.
WHAT SMUTTY’S CAT SAYS
Fair tonight and Sunday, rising tem*