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Prison Conditions Are
Discussed By Governor
Wants State Prison to Be 1
Made Regular Department
of the State Government-
Work Able-Bodied Men.
MESSAGE IS READ
TO JOINT SESSION
Definite Amount of Money
Would Be Given for the
Prison Under Plan as Ad'
vocated by the Governor.
(By the Associated Press) '•
Raleigh,’ Feb. 23.—Change of the State
prison from a separate corporation to a
regulAr department of the State govern
ment, provision for working the more
able-bodied prisoners on the State high
ways ami roads, and other public works
of state subdivisions, and a mpiest that
the State prison be placed upon a defi
nite appropriation basis were outstanding
points of an address by Governor Mc-
Lean on prison conditions before the<
general assembly today.
The governor did pot appear in per
son to deliver his address, and it was:
read to a joint session by the reading,
Under the governor's recommendation
for improving conditions at the .State
prison, the institution would be made a
department of the state government in
stead of being a separate corporation.
The board of directors would be ap
pointed by the governor quadriennially
to be approved by the Senate consisting
of a chairman and six others. This
board would be subject to removal at
all times, and vacancies would be filled
by the governor.
The new department of the state would
be operated on an appropriation basis
under the proposed executive budget sys
tem. and would be financed on the same
basis as other state institutions if Gov
ernor McLean's recommendations are fol
lowed. The deficit now existing would
he taken over by the general state fund,
the outstanding requests of the institu
tion for $254,000 for permanent improve
ments would be granted, the board of di
rectors would be authorized to purchase
new machinery and ordered to install
classes of work at which all convicts
could be employed; and all revenues from
the prison would be paid over to the
State treasury or other objects which
would be accomplished if the' w fc<Jv*H>or’s
plan became law.
The State Highway Commission also
would be required to reimburse the gen
eral fund for work done by convicts on h
road in Madison county started by the
state, but since taken over by the High
The Governor closed his address with
the Statement that he was having prepar
ed for consideration of the General Assem
bly bills covering his recommendation.
Two Boys in Jail on Serious Charges.
Homer Furr and Willie Heglar are in
the county jail today as a result of in
ability to furnish bond in two charges,
selling spiritous liquor and robbery.
The two boys were held by the city
police on the former charge while the
county' authorities retained them on the
latter oluujge. A bond of SSOO was re
quired in the first instance and a SI,OOO
bond in the second.
After selling him liquor, aceord ! ng to
the story at the ShereilFs office, a Mr.
Tucker of Stanly county wbb led off to
some nearby woods where the two boys
relieved him of over S4OO in cash. TJicy
were arrested yesterday and brought to
the local jail.
Mrs. D. Hi Blairs Theater-Borns.
Winston-Salem. Feb. 21.—The Broad
way theater building, on Liberty street,
between Fourth and Fifth streets, was
completely destroyed by fire which
started from an undetermined cause
early this morning. Only the front and
rear walls were left standing when the
times were finally extinguished, the in
terior of the structure being completely
gutted. All furniture and fixtures were
destroyed, there being no. opportunity
for salvage of the theater property.
The bnildjng In which the theater
was located was owned by Mrs. D. H.
Blair, of this city and Washington. It
was erected 12 years ago at a cost of
Wants Decision in Case Against Newspa
(By the Associated Press)
Washington, Feb. 23—The government
today ashed the Supreme Court to ad
vance to April 13th tbe hearing of its i
appeal in tbe case against the Baltimore
Pott, involving the right of newspapers to
publish income tax returns made public
by collectors o( internal revenue.
Program Week of February 23-28
MONDAY AND TUESDAY
With Alice Terry, Ramon Navarro and
Lewis tone. Three big Stars. Y
Benefit High School Athletic Association
See the picture and help the High School
Boys and Girls
“Lily of the Dust”
With Pola Negri, Raymond Griffith.
A TMmllara m
A Ju a *
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
“North of 36”
With .lack Holt, Ernest Torrence, Lois
~ Wilson, Noah Beerrjr.
Don't Mka This pig Pieters—A Para-
The Concord Daily Tribune j
A SHARP ATTACK IS
MADE ON HORGLX’M
Randolph S«rs Sculptor is Greatest
Problem of Stone Mountain Associa
Atlanta, Oa.. Feb. 22.—"For „„,re
than a year the greatest problem the'
r Stone Mountain Confederate Monu
jnental Association has had to deal with
has * been the sculptor. Gutzon Borglum,”
f •Hollins N. Randolph, president ot the
,1 association, said in a statement issued
' last night.
i The idea for the work originated with
Mrs. Helen Plano, it said, and Borglum
was employed to carry out the idea. Tl)k»
association raised $5,000 of cubserip-
Itions and already has paid our $175;-
000. of which Rorglmn personally bar
i received more, than $50,000, Mr! Bait
■ dolph said.
1 The idea for the minting or Stonje
■ Mountain half del'nrs originated with
1 Harry Stillwell Edward*. 'Mr. Ran.
do’ph said, and it was said seveflil
‘ months before Mr. Borglum completed
1 the design, which, he said, an artist
could have done in three weeks.
’ “It ba« been extremely difficult to
get him to do any work ot all at the
mountain.” the statement continued.
1 “Notwithstanding the large amounts of'
• mdney paid him. His main desire seems
to be to get hie name in the newspaiiers
often ns possible. Between his desire for
publicity and his constant demand for
money which was not doe him tlie as
sociation has seen little peace with him.
“His contracts call for completion of
the Central Group jfor $250,000. This
group wi 1 consist of seven equestrian
figures. The association has paid him ap
proximately forty per cent of the con
tract price of this group anrl our con
sulting engineer advises us that the pay
ments are far in excess of the work
done. Outside of General head
Borglum has done none of the fiuished
earving on the mountain. The bulk of
the work has been roughing out of
granite by the force of men under super
vision of . the superintendent of the Work
in Borglum's absence.
“Borglum threatened to quit once if
he did not receive $40,000 before the
following day;” the statement said, “but
when officials of the association an
nounced a willingness that he do so, he
changed bis mind.
“The association has under considera
tion the dismissal of Borglum from the
work, and it has the right to do so
under the contract,” Mr. Randolph said.
“There will be little difficulty in having
•kp-.w^tA-iWPUtktod. by, competent men.
we wish to assure the public that a
campaign is already under wav tor tje
sale of the memorial coin and that about I
1,500.000 coins have been minted.”
The sale of the whole issue is only a
matter of a short time, he said.
“This association is not endeavoring
to erect a monument to Borglum. but
to tbe soldiers and sailors of the eon- 1
federacy,” the statement concluded.
"and we will bend every effort to carry
it to completion.”
PEACE PLANS DISCUSSED '
BY SENATOR SHIPSTEAD
Wants Federal Government to Control
AH American Banking and Invest met it
Credits In International Field.
(By the Associated Press)
Washington, Feb. 23.—Control by tbe
federal government of all American bank
ing and investment credits in the inter
national field as a means of promoting
world peace was advocated today in the
Senate by Senator Sbipstead, of Mlnn
sota, the farmer-labor members of the
foreign relations committee.
Through a control of the banking
credit of the world. Senator Sbipstead
said, the United States is given the
"greatest power for good or evil, that
was ever given any nation in the world
to control.” He added that the manner
in which control is exercised “will de
termine for good or evil the destiny of
nations and the destiny of hnmanity.”
Senator Sbipstead' is chairman of the
foreign relations sub-committee which is
to begin hearings this week on the Ladd
resolution to declare it the sense of the
Senate that American armed forces
should not be used for the collection of
American private loans.
801 l Weevil Thrives in Mississippi .Val
New York, Feb. 22—The winter sur
vival of boll weevil in the Mississippi
valley was the highest on record for any
year since it first appeared in the cot
ton belt in 1892, according to the
American Cotton association. In urg
ing war against the weevil on a large
scale. Colonel Joseph O. Thompson, vice
president of the association, warned
against the danger of another short cot
ton crop in 1026, which he said would
disorganize the producing and manu
facturing ends of the industry.
Gov. Mid Mrs. Morrison Went to Ber
Wilmington, Feb. 23.—Former Gover
nor Cameron Morrison and Mrs. Morri
son were among the passengers sailing
from Wilmington on Saturday. Febru
ary 21at, for the Bermuda Islands. They
will be away approximately two weeks.
Mr. Morrison, while here, declined to
discuss politics, stating that he. was in
a short vacation and. would not want
to say anything that might raise ques
tions necessitating debate.
Senator Spencer Wants Inquiry.
(By the Associated Press)
Washington, Feb. 23.—A searching in
quiry into charges that he has practiced
before federal departments in connection
with the fur dyeing industry was invited
by Senator Spencer, republican of Mis
souri, in a letter sent today to Attorney
Mr*. D. W: Sharpe, of Durham is
spending several days with her sister,
Mrs. E. Peele, at her home on North
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CONCORD, N. FEBRUARY 21^1925
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| Latest Turf Sensation
Presenting QuatrAin. sensational three-year-old eo
New Orleu.ad Handicap recently Quatrain, shown with jockev EMdiA
exert; up is eligible for the famous Kentucky Derby 1 and' aoewding to
followers of the tuff loom* ** * dangerous
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GENERAL HINES HEARD *
BY AUXILIARY MEMBERS
Chief of Staff Discusses National Defense
Problems With Delegates of American!
(By the Associated Press)
Washington. Feb. 23.—The war de
partment study of woman’s power, three
possible solutions of the national defense'
problems, and some of the difficulties
now faced by the regular army were dis
cussed today by Major General John L.
Hines, chief of staff, before a George
Washington . Bibrthdny meeting of the
American Legion Auxiliary.
Tilings women can do in war are being
studied by the general staff, Gen. Hines
said, not with the idea of “making mighty
lighters of our girls or of creating any
such things as n women's battalion of
death,” but experience has proved, he
said, that “there are some tasks that
women can perform better than men.” and
the study was intended to catalogue
these to show “how women volunteers of
the-future may boused to best .advantage
in Order to release men for heavier and’
more 'dangerous duties.”
Referring to national defense problems,
Gen. Hines said there are “Just three posi
sibie solutions.” The first is to wait un
til war comes and then pay the ful price;
the second is to try to prepare hurriedly
at great cost and waste when war is Im
minent, and the third is to build accord
ing to a program year by year, which is
the 6nly economic and sound way.
TWO MEN ARE KILLED
IN MYSTERIOUS FIGHT
Six Others Are Wounded During Gun
Battle: the Cause of Which Could Not
Martin, Ky.. Feb. 22.—Two men were
killed, including a deputy sheriff, and
sixi others were wounded during a gun
battle here, today. The cause of the
shooting has not been learned.
The dead: Talt Hall, deputy .sheriff
of Floyd county, and Lewis White-’
The wounded:. John Hall, toiWP].-mar
shal of Wheelwright. Ky«. iSfeven. and
John F'annery; Dick Thompson., and
Norman Collins. .
Causes which led to the shooting were
veiled in mystery tonight. Authorities
declared White and John Hal! met as
the latter was was boarding a train.here
shortly before noon. The men are re
ported to have exchanged a few words
and , then to have drawn pistols. White
was wounded but he continued to pump
bullets at Hall. A few minutes later
White fell dead.
The shooting then is reported to have
become general. During an exchange of
shots among an undetermined number of
men, more than 200 shots were tired,
according to police reports.
Two versions of the shooting were
circulated here tonight. One was that a
feud existed between White a m the
Halls and another was that, the Hails
were attempting to place White under
With Our Advertisers.
See John K; Patterson & Co., about
automobile insurance. Do not delay. It
may be costly. See new ad. today.
John L. Wiliams Stock Co. will open
an engagement tonight in the room for
merly occupied by Efird’s Department 1
store. The opening play will be "Dora
Deane. See ad. today.
The J. C. Penny Company has a new
ad. today teHing of the new spring foot
wear sold at their store. Look it up.
Read the ad. to the memory of George!
Washington today in Hoover's regular
Yorke & Wadsworth Co. has a full
line of Oliver farming implements. See
The new Efird store is offering a
wonderful assortment of ladies’ new
spring coats and dresses.
Read the new ad. of the Parks-Belk Co.
today. Also be sure to read what the
beauty shop in this store has .to offer in
the way of hah- treatment.
Lloyd George’s Condition Improved.
(By the Associated Press)
Birmingham. England, Feb. 23.—For
mer Premier Lloyd George, who was forc
ed to take to his bed with a sore throat,
after arriving here Saturday to fill a
speaking engagement, spent a eomfortn
i ble night, and his physicians this morn
, ing reported that his temperature was
' nearing normal. He will be unable, how
even, to travel for several days.
ROBERT FARABOW IS NOT
i | AT STATE PRISON YET
> Alleged That Negro Attempted to At
i tack White Woman of Hillsboro Yes
(By the Associated Press)
Raleigh. Feb. 23.—Stale prison an
thorities at 10 o'clock fliis morning indi
■ eated that Robert 'Fantbow. a negro al
i leged to have attempted an attack on a
■ Hillsboro woman yesterday, and reported
en route here for safe keeping, had not
1 yet arrived. It is thought probnble he
was takeu to some county jail where lie
will be considered secure.
The negro is said to have been discov
; ered in the Hillsboro home and later was
captured by a posse ami taken from Hills
boro for safe keeping.
KING GEORGE ORDERED
TO MEDITERANEAhj, WATERS
Condition Not Serious But Physicians
Think Trip Will Be Best For Him.
I-ondon, Feb. 23 (Hr the Associated
■ -Pwws).-—Although it W-Ttnown through..
medical bulletins issued . from Bucking
ham's Palace that King George's condi
tion is not serious as a resultof an at
tack of bronchitis, the fact that physi
cians have ordered him to the Mediter
ranean for the remainder of the winter,
lias caused quite a stir, of which the
newspapers take full advantage for front
His Majesty's health is ordinarily as
good and hie foreigy visits so infrequent
that his going abroad is treated as im
VICTIMS OF EXPLOSION
IN MINE BURIED TODAY
Funeral Services and: Families of Dead
Men Occupy Attention of Sullvbui
. Sullivan, Ond., Feb. 23. (By the As
sociated Press). —Burial of the victims
of |ast Friday's explosion in the City
Coal Company’s mine, and rendering of
aid to families of the fifty-one de»d min
ers occupied the attention of hullivan
citizens today. Next came the problem
of determining the cause of the fatal
blast and averting a similar .tragedy.
Funerals were hold today for almost
a score of victims.
May Investigaiie the Fisheries Products
Investigation of the stock selling activ
ities of the defunct Fisheries Products
Company, which mulcted hundreds of
North Carolinians of hundreds of thou
sands of dollars, by Attorney General
Brummitt was authorized Saturday by
the Senate in a joint resolutions intro
duced by Senator Everett and sent to
the House after. immediate and unani
Senator Everett’s resolution to author
iz an investigation of the Fisheries
Products Company met approval from
the Senate. It provides that the at
torney general investigate and secure all
the evidence which he will deliver to
the solicitors of the State upon which
to bring indictments. Senator Grant
wanted to add the Paul Rubber Company
and the Bailey Brothers Company to the
resolution but agreed to let it pass as
' Senator Everett declared that in his
I county nearly a quarter million dollars
had been lost by investors in Fisheries
Products Company stock. He told of
one instance of an old Confederate sol
dier who invested $5,000 in the worth
less stock. He stated in Martin county
which is also in his district investors had
also lost large sums. The attorney gen-1
era! has been consulted, he stated, and
will be glad to conduct the investiga
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Funeral For J. D. Mann Today.
(By Ike Associated Press)
High Point, Feb. 23.—Funeral ser
vices for J. D. Mann, prominent High
Point citixen, who died at his home here
yesterday, will be conducted at Wesley
Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church
this afternoon at 3 o'clock. Dr. E. K.
McLarty, pastor of the Church, will of
President Greets Delegates.
' (Br; the Associated Proas)
Washington, Feb. 23c— Reception by
President Coolidge at the White House,
and addresses by Secretary Weeks and
other War Department officials were an'
the program today for delegates to the i
Woman’s Conference on National De
fense' and Peace Insurance.
NEW SCHOOL LOAN FUND
TROPOBED IN THE SENATE
Would Create $5,000,000 to Be Allotted
Ante ns Counties For School Work.
(By the Associated Press)
Raleigh, Feb. 23.—The Senate today
received a new bill providing so ranoth
er $5,000,000 school loan fund to be allot
ted amoung tommies applying for aid
from the fund'on the same-basis as the
two former school loan funds of like
character ahd amount.
. Among the mthisures which were pass
ed on final reading in the Senate, was the
administration bill authorizing the Gov
ernor to appoint the Treasurer and Au
ditor as a sinking fund di
rected to look after enforcement of the
numerous sinking fund provisions of the
various bond authorization acts;
Senator Bethune's bill to put into ef
fect constitutional amendment relntive to
homes and homestead notes, which was
ratified by the people in the general elec
tion last fall, also ‘passed its tbrrd read
ing in the Senate.
Would Create Sinking Fund Commis
Raleigh, Feb. 23.—A measure to pro
vide for the appointment of the State
treanureK and State auditor as a spe
cial sinking fund commission to at all
times keep accurate efieck on the fund
was introduced’ in the Senate today.
It was sponsored by Governor Mc-
Local Measures in House.
Raleigh, Feb. 23. —Local measures re-1
ceived attention of today's sesion of the
House. A large number of these were
passed on third reading; while others were
introduced and referred to committees.
Shortly after noon a special address from
Governor McLean on prison conditions
, was road to the body.
VICTIM OF AUTO WRECK
IS RESTING VERY WELL.
. Believed Thai Mrs. Foster, of Concord,
Will Recover of Her Injuries.
Green*boro. Feb. 22.—Mrs. John K.
Foster, of Concord, was resting well to
night at the home here of her brother.
W. J. Crowell, and indications are that
she will recover soon from injuries re
ceived Saturday afternoon when an au
tomobile in which she wap riding and
another collided on the Greensboro-High
Point road. *
Tlie car im which Mrs. Foster was
riding hit a Collie dog and swerved into
a car coming from the opposite direction.
Both cars were badly wrecked. Os tlie
occupants of the cars, Mrs. Foster was
the only one injured. At first it was
thought her skull was fractured, but phy
sicians today stated it was not.
In addition to injuries to her head,
she suffered several bruises over her
SERVE PAPERS IN TAX
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Charge Rafse Income and Profit Tax
Returns Filed—Subpoenas For 23
Charlotte, Feb. 21.—Service of sub
poenaes on 23 stockholders and officials
of the Camp Greene Investment com
pany, organized in 1919 to salvage the
Camp Green property near i nrlotte.
charged with filling false income and
profit tax returns with the collector of
internal revenue, was continued today ;
by Marshal Cain.
The suit has been filed by the federal
government in United States District ’
court and is expected to be heard this
spring. The difference between the tax
collected add the amount actually owed 1
teas $24,036.09, the suit alleges. G. G.
Gallawny and Osmond L. Baringer,
both of Charlotte. ' are president and i
treasurer respectively of the firm. ,
AGAINST TWO SENATORS i
Senators Spencer and Bursum Charged ]
With Using Their Influence Improper
erly in Washington.
(By the Associated Press)
Washington, February 23. —With one
United States Senator already under in
dictment on charges of accepting n fee
for practicing before a government agen
cy, the department is investi
gating charges that two others have im- ,
properly used their influence in Wash- ,
The two against which the latest
charges have been lodged with the at- ,
torney general are: Spencer, of Missouri, ,
and Bursum. of New Mexico, both re- ,
publicans. Senator Wheeler, democrat ,
of Montana, is awaiting trial in Mon- j
tant and a new grand jury proceeding ]
against him now is in progress here. (
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LOVE PIRATING FELONY,
NEBRASKAN’S PROPOSAL 1
Introduces Measure to Give Prison Sen- !
ji fence to Home Wreckers. j
Lincoln, Neb., Feb. 23.—A bill mak
ing alienation of the affections of a hus
band. or wife a crime punishable by a
prison sentence and fine, or both, was
favorably reported to the Nebraska Sen
ate by the judiciary committee for gen
Senator J. C. Cooper, author of the
bill and a bachelor, declared “there is
nothing absurd nbout the bill,” adding
that the “breaking up of homes in this '
I country has become a hobby. It must be
| stopped. Criminal procedure is the only
Deficiency Appropriation Bill Reported.
(By the Associated Press)
Washington. Feb. 23;—A deficiency ap
propriation bill carrying $54,426,562 or
$476,674 less than budget estimates were !
reported today by the House appropria
tion committee. It is the- last supply
measure of the session, and will be taken
up tomorrow by the House.
t A new school for'the education of rab
bis has been opened under Soviet aus
pices at Leningrad, according to the
Jewish Daily Bulletin. The conditions
include instruction for one hour a day
in political economy and three hours a
week in the history, of communism There
are 2,000 rabbis in Poland waiting for
admission to the United States.
i Dr W. L. Ezzell is attending a meeting
-of the Dental Association in Salisbury
‘ More Gossip
Anne Luther, prominent screen
beC ? me more Prominent
•1«?^» sult a e a >nst Jack White for
for breach of contract has
etarted more gossip. She U seen
nightly with Frank Mayo,,
BODY OF OLSON WILL
BE EXHUMED NOW
Was Brother of Chicago Jurist Who Has
Prosecuted In Death of William Mc-
(By the Associated Press)
Chicago. 0.. Feb. 23.—ExlnunatioVi of
the body of Dr. Oscar Olson, brother of
Harry Olson, chief justice of municipal
court, u'ho has prosecuted the investi
gation of the death of 'William MeClin
tock, millionaire orphan, will be ordered
in connection with that case, the Chi
cago Tribune said today.
Judge Olson said that his brother had
been a friend of the MeClintoeks before
the birth of William, and was a friend
of ttie youth until his death three years
ago when William was eighteen. Dr.
Olson suffered an attack of ptomaine
uattw-*isi£*d by Abe ,£jj»M)ar4*s
was alone for a time with Sir. Sheppard,
ate a pear proffered him. and died a few
hours later, said the judge. A physi
cian signed a certificate of death from
Dr. George Fosburg testified at the
inquest that Sheppard twice had sought
information about post mortem exami
nation after a death due to typhoid fev
er or poisoning by a certain acid.
TWO YEARS IN PRISON
Woman Will Not Have to Serve If She
Makes $12,000 Restitution,*
Asheville, Feb. 21.—Two years in the
State prison was the sentence given
Mrs. Marion Hamby anti her brother,
Herbert Sk.vles. who pleaded guilty to
the charge of robbing Silvano Delgarde,
of jewelry and valuables worth $12,000,
the judgment being pronounced todn.v by
Judge James L. Webb in Superior
Mrs. Hamby will not have to serve
her sentence, provided she makes proper
restitution to the Cuban, the presiding
judge said after court had adjourned.
Fraternal Orders Are Not. Exempt in
Raleigh. Feb. 20. —Senators Me-
Keitan and _ Burgwyn tonight fought to
prevent the exemption of fraternal or
ganizations from the revenue act, losing
out ; before the joint finance committee
after forceful speeches.
The fraternal organizations will con
tinue to pay nothing on their holding in
this state. Senator McKeithan also
sought to prevent indigent soldiers of
the. Spaninh-American and World war
from the exemption from peddlers’
licenses. He said that it was absorb to
exempt all such veterans and that some
definition should be placed as to what the
word “veterans" meant. He won out on
his argument to the exten that the word
ing was amended to include only
veterans of this state or veterans living
in other states.
Major Gibbs Moves to America.
(By the Associated Press)
Wew York, Feb. 23.—Convinced that
“America is the only country to live in
during this generation,” Major Hamilton
Gibbs, author apd brother of Sir Philip
Gibbs, war corespondent, has given up
citizenship to become an Am
Wood’ls In Biarritz
Paris, Feb. 23. —The presence in Bi
arritz of Osborn C. Wood,,son of Gen
eral Leonard Wood, who disappeared
from his apartment here nearly a week
ago is confirmed by the Hotel Crillon,
which has heard directly from him.
THE BIG PICTURE
Ramon Navarro, Alace. Terry
BENEFIT HIGH SCHOOL
Admission: 25c and 50c
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«TO BE NED
Arrests Made in and Near
Charlotte in Raids Which
Were Started There Satur
FOUR WOMEN IN
Narcotic Agent of Washing
ton Led Raids Being As
sisted by Thriteen Other
(By the Associated Preaa)
Charlotte. Feb. 23*—Twenty-one per
sons charged with violating the national
anti-narcotic laws, today were to appeaer
before the U. S. Commissioner here fol
lowing a series of raids conducted by
Federal agents- Saturday and yesterday.
Dr. B. R. Rhees, narcotic agent of the
Washington division, led the raids, and
declared it was the intention of the gov
eminent to "clean up TJorth Carolina" in
.sofar as illegal traffic in narcotics is con
cerned. Thirteen agents assisted him iu
All those arrested resided in Charlotte
with two exceptions, Dr. H. V. Taylor,
who resides in a beautiful home at Stanly
Creek, Gaston County, and said by offi
cials to be the head of the drug ring op
: erating here; and Fred Riggsbee, of Ral
j p< j Four women "'ere among those arrest
-1 DUKE MAY BUILD
A NEW RAILROAD
Gossip That Power Magnate Will Ex
tend P. & N.. to Durham.
: Greensboro. Feb. 22.—Greensboro
1 business men are taking heart some
- what for competitive rail service be
cause of a report that J. B Duke, head
of the I’iedmond and Railroad,
an elertriet line, plans extension of the
line from Charlotte to Durham.
Further expansion would be to link
the line in North Carolina with that in
South Carolina by building a track from
; Spartanburg. H. C. From Spartanburg
the line goes to’Greenville. Anderson and
Greenwood. 8. C.
Twa&mas maMtt Wull,
1 Liti pet Journal is the basis for the re
ports. People familiar with railroading
seem to think that if a line is built from
Charlotte to Durham it will follow the
Southern practically all the way and so
fake in Greensboro. Following the
Southern it would have for feeders the
towns and cities using power of the
Southern Power Company in their in
Thq matter is yet in the realms of
speculation, but. intimation ytf belief in
the article in the Wall Street Journal
of such a step brings hojje that, the
Southern Power and Electric Line head
would extend the line and come through
here with it.
ONE KILLED. ONE INJURED
IN STREET CAR COLLISION
Accident Occurs at Salisbury When
Automobile and Trolley Meet Head-On.
Salisbury, Feb. 22.—Robert A. Green
is dead and Charlie Jones is in a Salis
bury hospital minus a leg as a result of
a collision between a small car and a
street ear last midnight on South Main
street. The two men, with a third one,
Bennett Bowers, were going north when
their car. which was being driven by
Jones, met a south bound street car
head-on- One side of Green’s’ face was
smashed off and he died soon after being
rushed to the hospital. Jones was badly
injured and it was found necessary to
amputate a • leg. Bowers escaped by
jumping. Green was 32 years old and is
survived by a widow. He had been con
nected with laundries here for a number
of years. The funeral takes place Mon
day afternoon at 4 o’clock from the
home of his mother on East Bank street.
Chas. A. Hunt. Sr., Dies at Lexington.
Lexington, Feb. 23.—Charles A.
Hunt, Sr., veteran manufacturer of
' Lexington, died at his home here early
today, aged over 8i years. Funeral
services will be held at 3 o’clock Mon
day from Grace Episcopal church, of
which the deceased was for many years
A. O. Cline, formerly of Concord, but
who was transferred to Monroe several
months ago, has again been transferred
to Statesville and will move his family
there to live
E. G. Lowie, of the Southern freight
office, spent the week-end with relatives
. in South Carolina.
The library will be dosed today :n
observance of George Washington's birth
Cotton on the loeal cotton market is
today quoted at 24 cents per pound.
WHAT SMUTTY’S CAT SAYS
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Showers tonight, vhhler in west por«
tion; Tuesday generally fair and much
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