iMi The Concord Daily Tribune -PW!
SECURE ROAD MONEY
$20,000,000 In Bonds Is Au
thorized When Bill Pro
viding for This Was Passed
in the Lower House.
UP IN THE HOUSE
Senate Takes Up Again Bill
Requiring Wagons to Car
ry Lights at Night and
Soon Tables It.
(By the Associated Frm)
Raleigh, Feb. 18. —Twenty million dol
lars in bonds for continuing North Caro
lian’s road program was authorized to
day when the bill providing for this
issue passed the house of the general
assembly on final reading. The measure
previously had been approved by the Sen
Immediately following passage of the
bus and highway meastfre, the House
took up consideration of the Poole res
olution designed to place the legislature
on record as opposing the teaching of ev
olution in the schools of the state. The
measure came up on a minority report.
The Senate again took up consideration
of the House bill to require hvngons to
carry lights \vh(le traversing state high
ways at night and again tabled it.
Senators Sams, Squires, Sea well. Ebbs,
Johnson of Robeson. Hargett and Wil
liams introduced a bill to call an election
for next August 11th on the question of
a constitutional convention. The measure
differs chiefly from another bill previous
ly introduced in the House of Represen
tatives. calling for constitutional conven
tion in that it requires for representation
at the convention on the basis of the rep
resentation of the House of Representa
tives instead of one delegate from each
The Senate passed on final reading the
bill to give the Corporation Commission
authority to establish what are termed
“warehouse and transit rates” on cotton.
It nlso passed on final - reading a bill to
give relief to tax-collectors and sheriffs
by extending the time for the collection
of .certain taxes.
The substituts for the fish and fisher
ies commission bill carry!**.* -sew. scale,
of fishing license fees passed on second
reading in the Senate Without debate.
However, discusison is expected to devel
op whn the measure comes on its final
reading in the Senate tomorrow.
Poole BUI Is Considered.
Raleigh, Feb. 18.—The Poole anti
evolution resolution, consideration of
which caused an adojurnment of the
house of representatives last night amid
tumultuous seense when the crowd of
spectators refused to leave the floor of
the house, came up in that body this
Representative Turlington, of Iredell,
led off for the proponents, of the resolu
tion which came up on a minority report.
Previously the floor had been cleared of
all except those entiled to be there by
order of the speaker.
After considerable discussion, a mo
tion to table the minority report was
lost 48, to 52, and the discussion con
MISSING S 3 YEARS.
WANDERS BACK HOME
Strange Case of Maryland Man Who
Had Long Been Given lip as Dead
Is Subject for Study.
Salisbury, Md.. Feb. 17.—*The strange
case of Natthias Marshall, who wandered
hack to his boyhood home here last Fri
day after having been missing for 32
years, was a subject for study today.
Ho had been given up as dead after a for
tune had been spent in searching tor
Natthias, who, at the age of IS, be
came mentally unbalanced after a blight
ed romance, has been unable to throw
any light on his career since he was com
mitted to an institution at Cantonsviile,
Md., ip 1893 nnd fiom which he later
cse.ined. To lay his mentality appar
ently is near normal and he shows evi
dence of a highly developed intellect, but
he is unable to recall a single incident
in his life during the last 32 years.
When he reached the family home
stead, hie clothing was in tatters and
lie was weak from physical exhaustion
and lack of nourishment. His hands
were ealloused, indicating that he had
been employed at manual labor. His
brother, Samuel, who operates the farm,
recognized him, but made no attempt to
question him until he became stronger.
Then details of his boyhood days were
related, but without result. To all
questions Natthias replied that he did
not knoyv where he had been, but that
he had “worked hard to get back.”
One of the big paper mills in Stevens
Point, Wis., is constucting a golf, course
for its employes.
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Elizabeth Miller. 16. Toledo gypsy,
claims her fathet sold her m mar
riage to George Mitchell, 16. for
1600 and three "skinny" horses. She
has run away from hei husband of
two weeks and asks police to "help
me be an American girl "
THIRTEEN PLAYS IN NEW
YORK ARE UNDER FIRE
Effort Being Made to Rid Broadway of
. Shews Alleged to Be Obscene.
(By the Aimoelated Press)
New York, Feb. 18.—With the list of
plays under fire increased to 13, the
movement to clean up Broadway' gaiued
impetus today. Tomorrow a group of act
ors will hold a protest meeting against
obscene plays, and Friday a conference
will bring together actors managers aud
icform organizations who are backiug
the clean play movement.
The name of only one of the alleged ob
scene plays is known. This is Wm. A.
Brady’s production, “A Good Bad Wom
an.” District Attorney Button in inves
tigating this play found six more con
.tainiug objectionable lines and scenes.
Police Commisioner Enright at a confer
ence with him yesterday brought the
list up to today's total of 13.
WANT ANOTHER REPORT
FROM SECRETARY WEEKS
Committee Wants Report of 1923 Bomb
ing Tests Against Two Battlehips.
(By the Associate* Pi css. >
Washington, Feb. 18. —The House air
craft committee adopted a resolution to
day asking Secretary Weeks for a confi
dential report on the 1923 bombing tests
against the battleships New Jersey and
This action was taken after representa
tive La Guardiu. republican of New
York, testified that the War Secretary
in a letter of February 7, 1925, had re
fused him the information, due to its
The Secretary's letter, read by Mr.
I-a Guardia, said the material could be
furuished to a Congrqsional committee
JONES IS ELECTROCUTED;
RUSSELL GOES TO PRISON
Gev. McLean Saves One Mm Who Had
Been Convicted of Murder.
(By the Associated Press)
Raleigh, Feb. 18.—Dave Jones, negro,
today was electrocuted at the State prison
for the murder of Snm Small, white farm
er of Chowan County. He confessed his
George Russell, negro, who was to
have been electrocuted for complicity in
the same crime, was given a communta
tion to life imprisonment by Governor
Mother Sends Son to Jail for Discipline-
New York, Feb. 17. —Despairing of dis
ciplining her only son by horn > methods,
Mrs. Robert Garrabrants, said to be
wealthy, yesterday had the boy. Robert,
16, arrested on a charge of stealing radio
parts. With him the police took into cus
tody, Roy Cooper, 14, son of Joseph C.
Cooper, president of the American bank
The Copper boy, because of his youth,
was paroled in custody of his fatacr for
future examination, but Robert whs held
in bail of $1,500 supplied by his mother.
Mrs. Garrabrantß said: "It would be
better for my son to be mildly punished |
now than to grow up to be a criminal.” j
Presbyterian Meeting in Greensboro.
(By (he Associated Press)
Greensboro, Feb. 18. —A mass meeting
bere tonight will precede the opening to
morrow of the big two-day convention of
Presbyterian laymen and women of North
Carolina, with Dr. Marin McHull, prom
inent Atlanta physician, and religious
leader as the principal speaker. It will
be the only open session of the gathering
that is expected to attract between 700
and 800 Presbyterians to this city.
Underwood Bill’s Fate Yet Unsettled.
(By She Associated Press)
Washington, Feb. 18.—-With the call
ing up in the Senate today of the con- J
ference report on the Underwood Muscle
: Shoals leasing bill, supporters were pre
: pared to use every means of bolding it
: on the floor until a final vote, while op
ponents were equaly determined to de
feat that purpose.
CONCORD, N. C., WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1925
SAYS OIL PRODUCTS
. IN SEVERE INJURY
Senator Overman Asks Sen
ators to Call Upon State
Assemblies to Drop All
Bills of Such Character.
FEEL THE EFFECT
Tax Might Lead to All Kinds
„ of Embargoes and Result
in Much Injury to Business
(By (he Associated Press)
Washington, Feb. 18. — Legislation
pending in several states to tax cotton
oil products will lead eventually to a
virtual civil war. Senator Overman, dem
ocrat, of North Carolina, declared in the
Senate today, calling,up Senators to ask
their legislatures to drop bills of tills
Senator Overman read a telegram from
Governor McLean, of North Carolina,
calling attention that several state legis
latures had such measures under consider
ation. He described the proposal as in
tolerable, aud warned that retroactive
measures might be enacted by the cotton
producing states to place embargoes on
Senator Gooding, republican of Idaho,
agreed that the legislation complained of
by Senator Overman was outrageous and
promised he would seek to have hid state
legislature kill any such bill.
Raleigh. Feb. 17. —Governor Angus
McLean today asked governors of ten
southern states and members of the
North Carolind congressional delegation
to' make an effort to keep certain non
cotton producing states from passing dis
criminatory cotton legislation now before
their state assemblies.
Governor McLean in his message said
that it had been called to his attention
tlint legislatures of Wisconsin, Califor
nia, Idaho. Indiana, 'Missouri, Nebraska,
Ohio, Oregon and Utah now had mea
sures pending which would "practically
deny the sale of cotton oil products in
“I need not say to iron that such
legislation is likely to worji serious in
jury to a great product of North Caro
lina and" other cotton states of- the
soath,” the message read.
"I am calling this matter to your at
tention confident that you will desire
to do whatever is possible to induce the
representatives from these states to ad
vise against such discriminatory legisla
tion. It would seem to me that if west
ern agricultural states enacted laws that
are injurious to the interests of south
ern agricultural states, it would en
danger that sympathetic spirit of co
operation nnd solidarity that now exists
and should continue to exist between
those great agricultural sections.”
Governor McLean’s message was ad
dressed to governors of Alabama, Georgia,
Texas, Oklahoma, Mississippi. Tennes
see, Louisiana, Florida, South Carolina
and the North Carolina senators and rep
THOMAS E. COOPER IS
NOT TO PERFECT APPEAL
Ready to Leave For Atlanta to Begin
Prison Sentence For Violation of the
(By the Associated Press)
Wilmington, N. C., Feb. 18. —Con-
victed of violating the national banking
laws and sentenced to serve three years
in the Atlanta penitentiary, Thomas E.
Cooper, former president of the defunct
Commercial National Bank, of this city,
was to leave for Atlanta today to begin
his sentence. Cooper last night an
nounced his abandonment of his appeal.
Mrs. Eliza belli Carter Succumbs at Albe
Albemarle, _Fcb. 17.—Mrs. Elizabeth
Carter, widow’ of the late lamented Rob
ert Carter, died here this moring, sud
denly, at the home of her daughter, Mrs.
I. H. Underwood, with whom she had
been living a number of years, Mrs. Car
ter before her marriage was a Miss
Coble and a member of a prominent
Stanly county family.
She was 72 years old and had been
in declining health for two or three years.
She leaves surviving her two sons,
Jesse Carter, of Albemarle, and Ephriam
Cartdr, of Pittsburgh. Pa.; also five
daughters. Mrs. F. W. Anderson and
Mrs. I. H. Underwood, of Albemarle,
and Mrs. John Hawley, of Goldsboro;
Mrs. Lizzie Hoffman, of Gastonia, and
Mrs. Lola Saunders, of Kings Mountain.
The funeral will be held from Central
Methodist Church in Albemarle, conduct
ed by Rev. C. M. Pickens, the pastor, to
| morrow afternoon, and the burial will
be in the Albemarle cemetery.
Gloria Swanson Undergoes Operation.
Paris, Feb. 18 (By the Associated
Press).—Gloria Swanson, the moving pic
ture star, bad to be hurried toj a cl'nic in
Auteuil last evening where she was op
erated upon at midnight. The operation
was a sequel to one performed some
mouths ago, after which, it appears, she
did not take sufficient rest befoiV resum
ing her professional activities. Her con
dition today was pronounced satisfactory.
Recalls Legislative Apropriatlon BUI.
(By the Associate* Press)
Washington, Feb. 18. —The Senate to
day recalled from the House the legisla
tive appropriation bill which it passed
I last night containing a provision for an
increase in the salaries of the members of
I Congress and the vice president
, The earliest wooden coffin in England
was that of King Arthur who was bur
ied in a hollow log.
FORD’S RAILROAD IS
TO ISSUE SECURITIES
And the Detroit Maaufartnrer Has Not
Signified any Intention cf Baying Them
as He Has Dong.
(By (he Associate* Press)
Washington, Feb. 18.—For the first
time since Henry Ford became involved
in railroad operations, one of his trans
, portation corporation* applied today to
I the Interstate Coipmerce Commission for
I permission to issue new securities witli
(out simultaneously announcing that Mr.
: Fort! h'mself would buy them.
I The Detroit t Ironton, an auxiliary of
the Detroit, Toledo A Ironton road,
made the application'for authority to is
f sue $1,750,900 in 5 per cent, first mort
gage bonds, nnd contrary to all past prac
tices no formal notice was published that
I Mr. Ford or one of hi* corporations would
i fuinish the money needed.
WANT LEW"TELA BURN"TO
TELL OF HIS MARRIAGE
Nearly Everyone oo> cerned With Wed
ding Save Bride nd Groom Say Is
(By (be Ammo, la(«t Press)
Hollywood, Clflifc, *eb. 18.—Historians
of Hollywood’s heart affairs today were
awaiting for Lew Tejlegen, actor of the
stage and screen; to; come forward and
give his own version of his marriage to
Isabel Craven DilwOith, known to the
stage as Nina Romano, in a little New
Jersey town more a year ago.
Nearly every' one concerned with the
wedding save only • the bride and groom
themselves, had verified the report that
it had taken place, bfit the more prosaic
problem of the whereabouts of Mr. and
Mrs. Tellegen remain*-an unsloved mys
MESSAGE OF SYMPATHY
SENT: BY PRESIDENT
Message Sent, to Mrs. Leroy Bur
ton, Whose Husbaitd Was a Friend of
(By the Associated Press)
Washington. Feb. Ip.—President Cool
idgq, on learning today of the death at
Ann Arbor of Dr. Marion Leroy Burton,
sent a message of symimtlty to Mrs. Bur
ton in his own and Mrs. Coolidge’s name.
The friendship between Mr. Coolidge
and Dr. Burton dated back to the time
when the university president was the
head of Smith College at Northampton.
Mass. Dr. and Mrs. Burton had on sev
eral occasions been White House guests
during the Coolidge administratkm.
IN CHARLOTTE TODAY
Thirty Ministers and Laymen Are In At
tendance at the Sessions to Continue
One Day. y
(By the Associated Press) r
Charlotte, Jfeb. -8^ of the
annual Charlotte - Cmrjociltion of tt(c
Episcopal Church continued here today
with approximately 30 ministers and lay
men in attendance.
A conference of Lenten activities nnd
the receipt of reports occupied the rou
tine program. The Lenten conference
was led by Rev. R. B. Owens, of Charlotte,
Rev. Clarence E. Buxton, of Greensboro,
and Rev. Howard S. Hnrtzell, of Rocking
Petition Protests Against Poole Bill.
Asheville, Feb. 17.—Message in the
form of a petition signed by 64 prominent
Asheville citizens was sent today to
Marcus Erwin, member of the house of
representatives from this county at Ra
leigh against the passage of the pro
posed Poole evolution bill by the legis
Rev. Gdo. O. Heath Dead.
Winston-Salem, Feb. 18.—Rev. George
O. Heath, retired missionary of the
Southern Methodist Church, died at bis
home here last night aged 73. Death fol
lowed a lingering illness for the past six
Hearing on Poole Bill
Held Up by a Stampede
Raleigh, Feb. 17.—Unwilling to, pro
ceed in the face of the throng of human
ity that stampeded the hall tonight and
refused to move, even at the earnest so
licitation iof the sergeant-at-nrmb and
after the speaker had indicated that or
derly procedure would be impossible in
the face of such congestion, the house
of representatives, which met tonight at
8 o'clock to consider the Poole anti
evolution resolution as a special order,
adojnrned until 11 o’clock tomorrow
The motion to adojurn was made by
Representative Connor, with the permis
sion of Representative Poole, of Hoke
county, introducer of the resolution.
Representative Everett, of Durham, ad
dressing the chair indirectly on the mo
tion but urging that Representative Con
nor withdraw his motion, was ruled out
of order and the motion was put*- It
carried by an overwhelming majority.
Included in the mass of humanity that
packed the entrances to the house of
representatives were red-capped freshmen
and other students of the State College
of Agriculture and engineering; women,
begging to be allowed to .pass; members,
fighting their way toward the doors and'
begging to be admitted; hundreds of Itat
leigh citizens and many from other
places, here for the debate that was to
The / report had gained currency at
Wake Forest, it was indicated, that Wil
liam Jennings Bryan was going to speak.
That is said to have brought a delega
tion from there.
Long before the hour of meeting there
was a stream of humanity in the direc
tion of the state capitol from all parts
of the city. The crowd increased in
volume until 8 o'clock when the rotunda
outside Os the hall of the honse was a
seeting mass of unyielding humanity.
Women begged to be .allowed to pass but
their appeals were unheeded. Members
demanded admission but were powerless
in the fact of the crowd. A futile at
tempt was made by the blind doorkeeper,
to close the doors. The sorgeant-at
arms, on the inside, was appealing to
SAND CM SLOWLY
CLOSING IN AGAIN
ON COW BODY
Mud and Rocks Held Back
For Few Days by Heavy
Timbers in Rescue Shaft
Are Settling Back In Place.
HELD ON TUESDAY
More Than One Hundred
Friends and Relatives At
tended Services Held Near
•the Mouth of Sand Cave.
Cave City, Ky„ Feb. 18 (By the As
sociated Press).—Sand Cave bill, torn
open in the struggle to rescue Floyd Col
lins from the grip of an underground
trap, was slowly closing in again today
upon his body without human assist
ance. Unable to release him from the
clutch of nature, the volunteers who
fought to save him joined his family in
n brief and simple funeral service at the
top of the rescue shaft, and six of his
friends fulfilled the legal formalities by
announcing his identify and accidental
Tile mud and rocks held back for a
few days by heavy timbers in the rescue
shaft, were settling back upon him.
OF SHRINE CARAVAN
Oasis Temple to Send Special Train of
Nobles to Los Angeles—Big Trip Is
Winston-Salem, Feb. 17. —Shriners of
North Carolina are greatly interested in
the pilgrimage to the Pacifis coast to be
made during the spring by Oasis Temple
of Charlotte. The imperial council will
be in session in Los Angeles June 2,
3 and 4 and a special train, carrying the
divan band and patrol of Oasis, together
with nobles from throughout this and ad
joining states will leave Charlotte about
May 26th. This train will be composed
of fourteen cars.
The proposed trip was announced here
today nnd the state is expected to be
well represented at the annual gathering.
The route as at present arranged is to
Texas, Mexico, through the state of Cali
fornia, Portland, Seattle, Vancouver,
back aetbss the Dominion of Canada,
Uhiengo, Cincinnati and home. The- trip
will require about thirty days and nil
cars will be chartered, the passengers
making their homes in them throughout
The cars will be parked at Los An
geles and will be occupied by the pas
sengers. thus making hotel reservations
unnecesary. Stops will be made at a
number of places. This will make the
third pilgrimage to the Pacific coast by
Oasis temple since 1920. Portland was
visited in 1920, the journey also inelud-
I ing a trip through western teritory, the
party going by the northern route and re
-1 turning by the southern.
House Refuses to Accept ’Senate Postal
\ Pay BilL
(By the Associated Press)
Washington, Feb; 18—By a vote of
234 to 120, the House today refused to
accept the Senate postal pay and rate
increase bill as a substitute for the mea
sure it passed last year.
Near Hagerstown, Md., an auto killed
a wolf. The driver may claim he thought
1 it was a pedestrian.
those who had already ghined admission
to clear the aisles. This appeal was
futile. The assistane sergeant-at-arms.
E. M. Doodhouse, known as “the hell
raiser from Currituck,” then tried his
hand. He, too, was powerless. "Right
outside!” he shouted. This was of no
Then Speaker Pharr mounted the ros
trum and surveyed situation. He
said that the house would be powerless
to proceed unless the aisles were cleared
so that the members could get on the
Tlie crowd remained stolid.
At this point Representative Connor,
Wilson, chairman of the house commit
tee on education, whose vote broke the
tie and gave the Poole resolution an un
favorable report, arose to address the
“It is perfectly, apparanet,” said Sir.
Connor, “that it will be impossible to
hold a session of (fig house tonight with
conditions as they are. Unless ' the
speaker calls on the mayor of the city
for protection we cannot proceed. As
long as the people take possession of the
house—as they have the right to do—
there can be.no session. If I had charge
vs the situation here tonight, I would
move to adojurn until such a time as we
could proceed. I hesitate to make the
motion for fear that ‘I might be misun
At this point Representative lloole
addressed Representative Murphy, de
claring that he was willing that this
motion should be made. Representative
Connor then made it. Representative
Everett arose to addres the chair and
stated that he would like to see the mo
tion withdrawn. The motion remained
in force and the chair ruled Mr. Everett
out of order and the motion carried.
There was continued laughing in the
galleries but no real disorder manifested
itself. A ripple of applause on the part
of some of the members followed the
success of the motion to adojurn.
A? there was no roll call, it was im
possible to determine how many members
failed to gain admittance.
DRIVE FOR SOUTHERN
North Carolina Asked to Raise Part of
(Special to '*vt* -...
Louisville) Ky., Feb. 18. —The South
ern Baptist Theological Seminary, with
the hearty endorsement of the. Southern
Baptist Convention, and the warm sup
port of North Carolina Baptists, is now
conducting a quiet campaign in th- jjjjj
north state for North Carolirf titol®
the 1925 effort to , raise *2.t\
immediate building needs. vrfiTTefield
agents have been in the state for a fort
night. a series of three meetings in the
near future will give the drive its official
The first conference will be at Ra
leigh at 8 o’clock, Friday, February
20th, when a mass meeting will be held
in the First Baptist Church. This will
be preceded by brotherhood banquets in
all the churches Saturday, February 21st.
The entire field staff will confer ijt Ra
leigh. Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock
another «mass meeting will be held in
Durham, and the Baptist pulpits will be
filled by Seminary representatives at
night. Representatives will also speak
at Clayton, Apex and Cary Sunday af
Dr. R. J. Pirkey, president of the sem
inary alumni, and Allan H. Bissel, as
sociated director of the campaign, will’
be speakers at these rallies.
This is the first building campaign
the famous school Ims engaged in. Since
1888 it has almost trebled its student
body, until now with over 400 licenced
and ordained ministers, it has the largest
theological seminary in the world exclu
sively for ministers, while at the same
time its equipment has but doubled. No
buildings have been erected for 33 years,
while in that time the enrollment has
Nortli Carolina, for a number of years,
has led all states, except Kentucky, in
Ki'in'.ing preache ■ s tudents.
THE COTTON MARKET
Active at Opening Today With Business
More General Due to Firm Liverpool
(By (he Associated Press)
New York, Feb. 18.—The cotton mar
ket was active at the opening today
with business more general owing to
firm Liverpool cnbles, continued reports
of a strong spot situation in the South,
and new crop uncertanities as emphasized
by continued dry weather in the south
west, and yesterday late rumors of a
heavy survival of boll weevil.
The opening was firm at an advance of
11 to 14 points. Active months soon
showed net gains of 14 to 21 points,
May selling at 24.90 and October at
25.15, or into new high ground for the
movement. These prices attracted heavy
realizing, but it was absorbed on mod
erate setbacks, and the market was firm
at the end of the first hour.
The opening prices were : ulftFeh 2 1 L55.
May 24.90; July 25.18; Oct. 25.12;
APPROVE BILL FOR
MONUMENT TO CLARK ,
Miss Julia Alexander Wins Victory in
Committee—Appropriation of SI,OOO.
Raleigh, Feb. 17.—Miss Julia Alex- '
ander drew favor front a committee of
the house today when she argued and '
won a victory for the favorable report
of her bill to erect a monument to the
late Chief Justice Walter Clark. The :
bill carried an appropriation of *IO.OOO
and necessarily the hearing was before
the finance committee. The vote was
understood to have been unanimous.
A committee including Governor Mc-
Lean, R. O. Everett, Miss Alexander
and Fred I. Sutton will look into the
matter further and advise as to site aud
other matters pertaining to the bill.
With Our Advertisers.
A fine car load of oranges will arrive
Friday morning and will be sold at 41
South Union Street. Large size, sweet
and delicious oranges in this iot.
For baseball, tennis and golf supplies
House and factory wiring done in the
proper way by W. J. Hethcox, electrician.
Yorke & Wadsworth Co. has a ear load
of Oliver plows and implements nnd one
car of Cole planters and distributors. See
Auto Supply & Repair Co. wants to re
line your brakes. They do it with factory
machinery. See ad. today.
See new ad, today of Bob’s Dry Clean
ing Co. They are master cleaners, and
will prove it to you.
The Mutual Oil Company has a new
ad. today that you will pra|pt by read
The newest styles in watches can be
found at the Starnes-Miller-l’arker Co.
See the new ad. today.
When better merchandise is sold for
less money, Efird’s will sell it, says a new
nd. of this store today.
Stop at the Concord Furniture Co.’s
store nnd see “The Lafayette”, a hand
some suits on display there.
Ritchie Hardware Co. is now offering
rt Johnson's Floor Polishing outfit worth
*6.65 for *5.00. See ad.
A dollar a week is a good plan’ to be
gin saving. Why not start now by
bringing in your first dollar to the bank
this week? See new ad. of the Citizens
Bank and Trust Company.
All Coaches to Return.
Asheville) Feb. 17.—1 n adition to Head
Conch Hank Garrity, Freshman Coach
Robert S. Hayes and Baseball Coach
John C. Caudell, will return to Wake
Forest College next year, according to
announcement yesterday by George Pen
nell, of Asheville, a member of the alumi
All members of the present coaching
staff will return, and Wake Forest of
ficials are expecting the most successful
athletic teams in the institution’s his
Dr. Marion Burton Is Dead.
Ann Arbor. Mich., Feb. 18.- —I)r. Ma
rion Leroy Burton, President of the
University of Michigan, and the man
who nominated Calvin Coolidge for Pres
ident died here early today* Death eatne
at the end of a long fight in which Dr.
Burton rallied time after -time from the
ill effects of a complication of diseases.
LONDON HEARS THAT
COOUOGE MAY CALL
An Arms Parley Would Be
Called by President, House
of Commons Is Told By .
One of Its Leaders.
LITTLE TO SAY
Admits That Point Has Not
Been Reached Where For
mal Notes Could Be Ex
changed by the Nations.
London. Feb. 18 (By the Associated
Press). —A new armament conference
which President Coolidge would summon
has been mentioned here "in conversations
with the American ambassador, and is at
present under consideration” Foreign
Secretary Austin Chamberlain announced
in the House of Commons today in answer
to a question by Commander Kenworthy.
Questioned further, Mr. Chamberlain
begged to be allowed to confine himself
for the present to the foregoing state*
Washington Says Little.
AA'ashington. Feb. 18 (By the Associat
ed Press). —Informal discussions of a
new arms conference to be called by
President Coolidge has been proceeding
in London, but officials here indicated to
day that no definite results had been at*
The State Department would not dis
cuss the subject beyond authorizing the
statement that the conversations had not
yet reached the point of an exchange of
It is assumed in the absence of official
comment that the steps taken look to an
extension of the Washington naval treaty,
so ns to include a limitation on auxil
iary craft as well as capital ships.
Such a project was under considera
tion here at the time the League of Na
tions brought forward its plan for an
arms conference to be held under the
league auspices. That plan since has en
countered obstacles, and President Cool
idge has said he only waited an oppor
tune moment to make a concrete sugges
tion of his own.
RELIEVE CONGESTION BY
limiting spnf.rn making
Mr. Erwin Thinks Conservation of Time
Rather Than More Judges the Thing
ltaleigh, Feb. 17. —Representative Mar
cus Erwin, of Buncombe county, has a
bill containing an entirely new ieda for
relieving congestion in civil dockets of
superior court. It would fix a limit of
one hour for argument by attorneys, ex
cept when specifically granted an exten
sion by the judge.
Three hours is now fixed as the limit
for argument in the consolidated statutes.
Mr. Erwin’s bill, which is ready for in
troduction in the house, would amend
that particular section of the statutes by
striking out ‘three hours” and inserting
in lieu thereof "one hour.”
“I am satisfied that would cut down
tl)e time required for the trial of civil
cases one-third,” the Buncombe repre
AA’hen the house was considering the
bill to creat seven new judicial districts,
Mr. Erwin vigorously opposed it, making
a speech in which he declared the trouble
was not the lack of judges and courts,
but an excess of argument and speech
making by the lawyers. And Mr. Er
win is a lawyer.
Pullman wcharge Hearing Starts.
(By the Associated Press)
Washington. Feb. 18.—The House com
merce committee, beginning hearings to
day on the question of Pulman sur
charges was told by D. K. Clink, of the
International federation of Commercial
Travelers Associations that inasmuch as
the railroads pay nothing for building
and maintaining Pulman cals, they should
not charge the public for occupying them.
Prominent Man Dead.
(By the Associated Press)
AA'hite Plains, Feb. 18.—Messages from
Crescent City, Fla., brought news today
of the death last night of AVm. Ryan,
former congressman from New York, a
reputed founder of the city of Denver,
as well as ojierator of the first printing
plant in Colorado, and a banker at Port
Chester, N. Y.
Dallas claims to be the largest di4-
tributing centre in the world for agri
cultural implements, tractors, and farm
Many mountain peaks from 4,000 to
6,000 feet high in the Cascade Range of
AYestern Washington have not been given
The Order of ' Sleeping Car Con
ductors, which will mee,t in annual con
vention in Kansas City in March, has
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