5 ASs' W J
2 DISPATCHES t
DOWN TO HARD WORK!
111 FINAL SESSIONS
Day and Night Sessions Are
Held Daily as the Solons
Strive to Pass on Bill Pre
sented to Them. i
Solons Were Slow Starting
But They Are Working
Double Time Now to Com
plete the Work.
(By the Associated Frees)
Raleigh, Feb. 25.—That the 1025 Gen
eral Assembly has hit its stride and got
ten down to hard work is not .doubted in
Almost any time of day and the early
t'me of the night there is something go
ing on in the eapitol—if not a session of
either house or senate, then a meeting of
some committee. It is. very noticeable
that there are very few legislators at the
shows this week, and even the hotel lob
bies appear more empty except around
meal hours. ■
Hearing Set For Friday.
Raleigh. Feb. 25.—A committee hear
ing will be conducted here at 3:30 Fri
/ day afternoon on the bill launched in the
house several days ago by Representative
Braswell to allow withdrawals from the
The bearing is expected to attract* one
of the largest crowds seen in the eapitol
since the Poole anti-evolution bill was
Wants More Money For Confederate Vet
Raleigh, Feb. 25.—A bill to increase
the Confederate pensions by approxi
mately 33 1-3 per cent, was introduced In
the Senate today by Senator Heath. A
large number of local measures were al
New Record For New Bills.
Raleigh. Feb. 25.—The greatest num
ber of new bills introduced at any
one day's session of the 1025 General
Assembly was sent forward today in the
Miss Julia Alexander, of Mecklenburg
set. a new individual record?by introducing
15;of the 82 new bills. Though a number
of Rfpre»ent*tSve Alexander*- bills were,
of a local character, some were' of a state
wide nature, and some of the locals were
of more than ordinary interest.
Among her bills were:
To’make it violation of law to publish
the name of the woman in cases of crim
To retire teachers of the state on pen
sion after 25 years’ service.
To make it a misdemeanor for officials '
to obtain by third degree methods con
fessions from criminals.
To repeal the absentee voters law.
To pi-event public officers from being
Representative Connor introduced a
bill which went forward in. the Senate
yesterday to provide a third $5,000,000
school loan fund.
The minority report on the Australian
ballot system bill was introduced and
adopted in the House, bringing the
measure directly before the body for
II ATTORNEYS. FOUR ,
Row in German Court Between Law/
yers For Communists and Judge
Comes to Head.
Lcipsic, Feb. 24.—A row in court to
day between Judge Nieder and at
torneys for the defense in the trial of
13 communists charged with murder
and terroristic acts, reached a climax
this afternoon in a strike of 11 attor
neys for the defense and Os four of the
i The morning session came to a pre
cepitate end with the forcible removal
from the court by the police of Attorney
Arthur Banter, one of the lawyers for
the prisoners, after a hot verbal ex
change with the judge over the court
procedure. After luncheon the de
fendants’ attorneys’ attorneys requested
the court to adjourq until Thursday
while they made representations to the
department of justice with regard to
the handling of the case.
When the states attorney objected,
claiming such procedure would , lower
the judiciary in the eyes of the people,
the court withdrew for a deliberation
which lasted an hour and a 'half and
then declined to accede to the wishes of
tho defense. • -
All the attorneys except two assigned
by the state to defendants unable to
secure counsel, left the court room.
Court adjourned until tomorrow.
Mrs. Sheppard Refuses to Testify.
(By the Associated Press)
Chicago, Feb. 25.— Mrs. William D.
Sheppard who was a co-guardian of the
■millionaire orphan, WillUpi N. McCHn
lock, today refused to testify at the in
quest into the death of the young tnan.
Her. husband, foster-father and chief
beneficiary of the ot|>han’« will which
was drawn leas thn^ ( •». year ago, right
after he became at a pre
i vious session had refined to testify.
Prisoner KHled Trying to Hwape.
(By tho Associated Press)
Raleigh, Feb. 25.—1 n the third break
for freedom oLState prisoners is as maay
weeks, Charles? Jackson, 29, of Edgecomb
county, was instantly killed aha John
McDowell, negro, of Rockingham, was
wounded by guards this morning,
break occurred at the ftefero prison-farm,
just outside of Raleigh.
. . ■ .i
NEW INTEREST CREATED
IN THE STOKES TRIAL
'Arrival rt W. E. D. Stokes, Jr., in CW
| cage, Gives Rise to New Sensation.
, (By the Associated Press)
Chicago, Feb. 25.—The trial of W. E,
|D. Stokes, New York millionaire, and
three co-defendants, charged with conspir
ing to defame hiq second wife, Mrs. Hel
en Wood Stokes, received increased at-
I 1 tedticn today after the unexpected arriv
al from New York of W. E. Stoke*. Jr.
No announcement was forthcoming
from attorneys as tot the probable part
of the young man who was mentioned in
the defense's opening statement in the
trial and who w;(s sued by his step-moth
er in 1023 after id letter alleged to have
been written by him in revelation of inti
macy with Mrs. Stokes was read in the
first Stokes suit for $1,000,000 which al
leged character defamation, never has
been brought to trial.
In outlining its present ease the de
fense asserted that the allegations of in
timacy with his stepmother Young Stokes
made in what has come to be known as
the "darling pop’’ letters would be prov
en. That letter read:
"My darling Pop: I'm sorry to say
that I was intimate with Helen at Xar
ragansett Pier this fall. W. E. I).
Stokes, Jr., Jan. 11, 1919."
FRENCH IN FURY OVER CLAIM
UNKNOWN SOLDIER IS GERMAN
Story Spread That Man Buried (o Typify
Heroes Was ' Not ' French Rouses
(Copyright, 1925, “Philadelphia Record"
and New York. World.)
Paris, Feb. 28.—Some German papers
are trying to make the people believe
the Unknown Soldier buried beneath the
Arc dc Trlomphe is not a French war
rier, but a Buerttemburg infantryman,
and Paris is seething.
All France has built up a cult about
this unidentified man, who symbolixes
the sacrifice, devotion and bravery of
the French army. The people’s fury at
the German insinuation is equaled only
by their contempt for what one papei
calls German “stupidity and bad faith.”
The Stahlheim, organ of a German
nationalist organisation, credits the story
to a Swiss source. It gives the name
of the German soldier as August Schultz
of the twenty-third Stuttgart regiment.
The article declares the Freeh authori
ties. when they opened he coffin, actual
ly found the man’s German identification
APPROVE PLAN FOB THE
WALTER PAGE SCHOOL
North Carolina Society of Baltimore
Adopts Resolutions Approving of the
Plans for the School.
(By the Associated Press)
Baltimore, Ff>b. 28. —Establishment of
the Walter Hines Page, School of inter
national relations at Johns Hopkins Unt-
TBKltp was commended as being ‘‘worthy
of the most) active and- generous sup
port” in a resolutions adopted unani
mously at the annual dinner of the North
Carolina Society of Baltimore last
Walter Hines Page after whom the
new school at Hopkins is named, is a
native of North Carolina, and similar
resolutions endorsing the establishment
of the school at Hopkins have befen
adopted by the North Carolina Society
of New York and other, cities, it was
announced at the dinner.
Representative Charles L. Abernethy,
of the third North Carolina congression
al district, was among the other speak
Killed Sister to End Suffering is De
fense in Court.
Paris, Feb. 24.—“1 killed her because
I wanted to open the gates of heaven to
her,” said Anna Levasseur, a middle
aged dressmaker who sho-t and instant
ly killed her sister Annis on February
16. when she was arraigned before the
investigating magistrate today charged
The woman explained that her sister
was suffering from tuberculosis of an
advanced stage and that she shot her to
relieve her suffering. She denied her act
had been influenced by the killing by
Mile. Uminaska, a Polish actress, of
her fianeee to believe him from agony of
an incurable disease. Mile Uminaska
recently was acquitted.
“I am a firm be’lever in the here
after,” declared Anna Levasseur today.
“I have no fear of going to the great
beyond to meet my sister if men sen
tence me to die.” , ~
The physicians who have examined
the Levasseur woman say she is ration-
Wants Cotton Statistics.
(By the Press I
Washington, Feb. 25.—Creation of a
joint Congressional commission on cot
ton statistics to inquire into cotton rec
ords in the Census Bureau would be au
thorized in a resolution approved today
by the Senate and'sent to the House.
The resolut : on, introduced by Seenator
Smith, democrat, of South Carojina.
would order an examination and audit of
cotton statistics in the Census Bureau
with a view to determining the amount
of surplus cotton, if any, on hand. The
commission would be composed of three
Senators and three Representatives.
Watson Case In Charlotte Court.
(By the Associated Press)
Charlotte, Feb. 25. —That Thomas I.
Watson, of Greensboro, who killed Jos
eph E. McDonough, of the same city,
February 15th, was so overcome with
the shock when he found the man in
a room with Mrs. Watson at a local ho
tel, that he was irresponsible was the
general tenor of the plea the defense was
prepared to make with the calling of the
case in Superior Court this afternoon.
Hie U. B.—Mecklenburg Seaqul-Centen
(By the Associated Press)
Washington, Feb. 25.x-Establishment
of the United States-Meeklenburg sea
-1 pui-centennial commission would be au
i tborised in a bill approved today by the
i Senate without debate. It would com
i prise three persons appointed by the
, President, four senators and four repre
sentatives. f : " *”’
CONCORD, N. C., WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25,1925
TWO HIRE *sTs
HIDE IN CM
FOR DRUG PEDDLERS
Dallas Dentist and Pretty
Gastonia Girl Are In the
Hands of Officers as Re
sult of Raid Tuesday.
MISS ORAN HICKS
Dr. A. V. Boyles is Dentist
Arrested—2s People Have
Been Arrested in Drive
During the Week.
(By the Associated Press)
Ohar'.iAte, Feb; 25. —A Dallas dentist
and a pretty Gastonia girt today were in
the hands of Federal agents who are con
ducting anti-narcotics drive in this pa,rt
of Nortli Carolina;
Miss Oran Hicks, arrested after offi
cers had raided her home in Gastonia
and found a supply of morphine valued at
$2,000. and nine hypodermic syringe*.
Dr. A. V. Boyles was arrested in Dal
las while in his automobile hi the act of
selling n container of morphine, according
to officers. His automobile was confis
These arrests brought the "total num
ber of person* that have fallen into'the
. far flung net* of the agents to approxi
> mutely 25.
The pretty Gastonia girl has been used
as a plant in the opinion of officers, and
her home utilized for storage purposes.
She confessed, agents said, that site had
been distributing narcotics under the di
rection of someone else, to Charlotte,
Greensboro and several other cities in the
TRAFFICKING IN YOUNG
GIRLS IS CHARGED
Well Organized' Ring at Work In the
-Judgment of Welfare Official.
Durham, Feb. 24.—What is regarded ;
as an organized ring in the traffic of ,
young girls, creating a situation here
more serious than it has been for years,
is expected to be broken up with the ?
arrest of alleged ring-leadera wjthin the
next forty-eight hours. '
"White slavery in its worst aspect.” ,
is how the condition ig characterized by .
one local official. Girls Of-age*eanging
from fourteen -to nineteen years of age
have been reported missing from their >
homes here and near here. During, the
past two weeks, seven young girls, most
pf them sixteen and under, have disap- :
peared from homes here. One of them.
Margarett Bennett, sixteen, of Pope j
Street, has just been returned to her
home after her discovery by police in
a Goldsboro resort, where she had been
an inmate for two weeks.
Violet Wilborn, age 17, of Morning
Glory Avenue,- disappeared from her
home last night and no trace of her has
been uncovered. Evidence has been coL ,
leeted by W. E. Stanley, superintendent
of health and public welfare here, that
a well organized gang is operating in
Durham and in other cities in North
Carolina. The girls are being procured
deliberately, in his opinion, for road
houses and resorts in and near ejtiee
of the state.
A road house near Durham, under sus
picion. will probably be raided within (
the next twen y-four bouts.
In most insta wees, it appears, the young
girls have been approached through cas
ual aoquanitances They have been per
suaded to oast their lot in the road |
houses of this and other counties and
have apparently left of their own free'
will, accepting the new order and prov
ing easy prey for the procurers.
Noted Speakers for Sunday School Con- 1
, (By the Associated Press)
Greensboro, Feb. 25.—A number of
specialists in Sunday school work will
make addresses at the annual State. Sun
day School Convention which is to be
held here April 28, 29 and 30, according
to an announcement received here from
D. W. Sims, general superintendent of
the North Carolina Sunday School As
sociation. • ,
Among the speakers that have been
announced are Dr. Charles W. Brew
baker, Dayton, Ohio, general secretary
’ of Sunday school work for the United
Brethren Church; Charles Darise, St.
Louis. Mo., who will do special work
in the convention along the line of the
organized adult Bible class.; Dr. Persy
. R. Hayward, Chicago, 111., will be in
charges of the special conferences for
■ workers for young people; Mbs Meme
I Brockway, Philadelphia, Pa., who will
. be in charge of the cradle roll depart
' inent workers, and Thomas S. Evans, who
will work in the interest of the Daily
' Vocation Bible School.
Mrs. Fulton Bagtey. High In Society,
West Palm, Fla., Feb. 24.—Washed
on the beach a half mile below the
Breakers pier early today, a woman’s
partially clad body quieted all doubt as
to the Vera City rumors that someone
had jumped from the pier last night at
9 o’clock. The identity of the victim
was established as Mrs. Fulton Barley,
guest at the Breakers hotel and social
ly prominent in New York, where she
lives at 957 Park Avenue.
Shortly after the discovery by Cecil
Connelly, Palm Beach town employe, had
been reported to the Breakers, Mrs. Fos
ter Gilroy, of New York, reported Mrs.
Bagley. her friend with whom she was
sl.aring a room, had been missing all
night. She identified the alipuers and
hat found on the pier last night ay be
longing to Mrs. Bagley.
"Fib” is an abbervlation of fable, An
LKNTKM ajcABON BEGINS j
Forty Days to Be Observed In Many
Churches as Special Period of Prayer.
New York, -Feb. 25.—-With the bless
ng and placing on forehead of ashes,
th* Lenten season of 40 days of penanee
was usherea in - today. It was Ash
Wednesday. the city, ih
Catholic, Eploeopal and some of the
Lutheran churiliea the day was observed
with special services. In the Catholic
churches special masses were said and
sermons bearing on the season were;
(treadled. Previous to Hie mass, howev-:
er, the ashes, mqile bjt burning palms'
left over floin last year; were blessed.
After the mass they f'vcre distributed.
With the advent W Lent there comes 1
a slowing up of-fioci|l gayeties in town.;
In fact, the sfeason ’ ft practically closed,j
and departures- for the' 1 South, the Pa
cific const or Europe are increasing daily.
Dinners, opera, bridge parties and sew
ing, classes, varied by numerous concerts
and other enteriaintbents for charity,
with a few very Small and private dances
thrown in, comprise the usual diversions
of New York high society during the
penitential period. This is the time
when society women remaining in town
rest and recliperale after their winter of
gayety and get them Selves in good con
dition for spring travels and summer dis
sipations. Lectures are a daily diet.
Art, literature, polities, history and hy
giene are discussed to the mental and
physical improvement of the listeners.
It is a harvest time for teachers of va
rious arts. Riding lessons 'form a part
of the program durißg Itent, while sing
ing. fancy dancing, swimming, fencing
skating and gymnastics ail are prac
tised by the fashionable young women
of society who, as d matter of fact, en
joy these occupations as a contrast to
their more conventional life of the wint
Lent is a season Os forty days, not in
cluding its Sundhys. .Up to the sixth
century, however, it was only 36 days,
this being q tenth of the year and, figur
atively, a tithe of the Christian’s time.
It is generall accepted that the time was
lengthened by Pope <sregory the Great.
The word "Lent.”: which is derived
from the Anglo-Saxon “leneten spring.”
from the season in lrliich it occurs, is
used to. designate thq solemn period of
devotion and abstinen [e which has from
early times preceded i le feast of Easter.
It is mentioned as ei rly as the time of
Irenaeus in the seem i century and he
speaks of it as not n trely something of
his ow : n time but of n*ieh earlier date.
The forty days of Lent, ecclesiastical
ly, call upon the faithful children of the
church for abstinence from the ordinary
social pleasures, for special devotion to
the duties of the Christian life, for the
.exercise of self-restraint and self-sacri- j
fice ami for a general bracing of the ,
tone of the spiritual life by devout ref- -
erenoe to the standard set by Christ Hiin
•etf. ■ v £ ■
It,is. in fact, an episMe in the Chris
flaw life not to bp- mmSt by those who
toakft the year the following of the path
way of Christ through human life from
the manger of Bethleheih Which is in
sight at Christian to the triump of Eas
ter. Along this pathway leads inevit-
I ably to the Passion and those who learn
the meaning of that Passion in the volun
. tary observance of the Lenten season will
| not, says the church, blench from the
temptations and sorrows of life when
they eOme in the sure eburse of expe
Thus Lent becomes not a dreary round
of ascetic observances but a very prac
tical opportunity for testing the readi
ne«s of life for its storms and sorrows
and, a means of deepening and strength?
ening' the hold of the soul On the things
which make forthe 1 highest happiness
and value of human life.
EXCUSES TO STAY OUT
BULK OF TELEPHONING
Men Explaining to Wives They Have a
“Conference” Keep the Wire Busy.
Los Angeles, Feb. 25. —Dnily con
ferences held after business hours in
(Los Ange’es mount up into the thous
ands, according to N. R. Powley and
‘G. De Nevers, Southern California tele
phone officials, who say that around 5
o’clock every evening several thousand
business men call up to inform their
wives that they can't get 'home to
dinner, usually because of n "confer
“During the brief (jeriod between
4:46 and 5:10 p. m. the teiepuone girls
handle more calls a minute than at
'any other time during the day,” said
Mr. Powley. “The bulk of them are
men calling up their wives about not
being able to get home to dinner.”
Various other factors that make the
traffic in telephone cal's jump and
cause switchboards to light up like the
proverbial Christnins tree, said Mr. De
Nevers, are fires." explosions and radio
announcers requesting listeners-in- to
“call up and let us know how you hear
us.” If a day opens With clear weather
and rain comes up later the number of
phone calls increases 'Unbelievably the
officiate said. Everybody 'Seeifii te be
calling up to cancel engagements : or to
rent. taxicabe; i
Checking over tlie 1,750, 000 calls a
day,? the telephone operators say that
the popular notion is correct, men can
not compete with women in long con
Representative Christ Out Improved. I
(By the Associated Press)
Raleigh, Feb. 25. —Representative
Christian of Cumberland County, who
was knocked down by a taxicab Monday
and seriously hurt, was reported slightly
better this morning. It was stated at
the hospital to which he was taken that
he had partially regained consciousness.
Senator Stanley Besting Comfortably.
(By the Associated Press)
Washington, Feb. 25.—Senator Stan
ley, of Kentucky, who was injured yes
terday by a “bit and run” automobile
driver, was resting more comfortably this
i morning at an emergency hospital here.
I postal Pay Conference Report Adopted.
(By the Associated Press)
Washington, Feb. 25.— The confer
ence report on postal pay and rate invi
' crease bill was adopted todsy by the
DIED DURING DAY
AT CAPITAL HOTEL
Senator Was Found Dead in
Hotel Room After Attempt
Was Made to Gain En-;
trance to tlie Room.
Death Was Caused by Gas
tric Hemorrhages One Re
port Issued During the Day
(By the Associated Press)
Washington, Feb. 25.—Senator Medill
McCormick, of Illinois, died here early
The Senator was found dead in his
room at the Hamilton Hotel at 10
Circumstances surrounding hi* death
were not immediately available./ His,
office declined to make any announce
ment. It was said at the hotel, how
ever. that the death was the immediate
result of gastrict hemorrhages.
Senator McCormick’s death was dis
covered when Dr. Noble P. Barnes, who
had been attending, was called after ho
tel attendants found his room looked
and couUl get no reply to requests for
Formal announcement of the senator's
death was made ,in the Senate by his
colleague, Senator McKinley, and the
Senate immediately adjourned until to
morrow out of respect to his memory.
Shock to Chicago Friends.
Chicago, Feb. 25. —News of the death
of Senator Medill McCormick in Wash
ington was so entirely unexpected that at
the moment press wires were carrying
bulletins of his death, the Senator's of
fice herb could not credit the dispatches.
Mrs. McCormick, who is here, had not at
the time received the news, Gen. Frank
Dixon, the Senator’s personal represen
tative here said.
Mrs. McCormick was entirely unprepar
ed for the shock of the news of her hus
band's death. She was virtually prostrat
ed, but nevertheless prepared to depart at ,
Up. m. for Washington.
CHAMPION CLAIMANT ADMITS
Philadelphian, Tiring as Senator and
Governor, Agrees to Defer Inaugural
Washington, D. C.. Feb. 24.—Pierson
M. Stackhouse, df Nineteenm street
above Columbia avenue .Philadelphia,
who came to Washington anout four
years ago, announcing that he was to
be sworn in to succeed Senator Boies
Penrose, aghin showed up in the
national Capitol today, and this time it
was no mere Senatorial toga which lie
sought. He told guards at the Senate
chamber, where he went directly from
the train, 1 that he was there to be
sworn in as President of the United
States, to ’which 'high office he had been
elected by a majority of 13.000,000
Stackhouse, who te 75 years old, was
well dressed and Dignified in manner.
He wore an ddd-appearing gray derby,
with a flat top. and his finely chiseled
features would attract attention any
where. He was informed that a» today
tea holiday it would be impossible to
have the inauguration ceremonies for
him today.and he was advised to return
to Philadelphia to await, developments.
He left for home on an afternoon train.
Mr. Stackhouse informed some of
those who talked to him while he was
waiting around the Senate door that he
had been serving ns Governor of Penn
Finger Prints by Radio Flashed Across
London, Feb. 25.—A1l the police
chiefs in the principal cities of the
United States, and other parts of the
world, have been supplied with the key
of a new telegraphic code perfected by
Superintendent Charles Collins, of the
finger print bureau at Scotland Yard.
Undef this plan, by which tlie radio is
brought into play to asist tlie work of
detectives in tracing criminals, the rec
ords pf'ipersons held on suspicion may
be obtained by wireless broadcasting of
their finder prints.
The, first use °f toe new system was
made recently ‘when a man arrested in
London waS identified in New Yqrk
upon receipt of‘finger-pritits taken here.
The suspect had no police record in Lon
don, but Scotland Yilrd officials doubled
the .man’s alibi and sent his prints by
radio ito 'the New York police, the
records of the bureau in that city re
vealing him as a well known criminal.
I In establishing the identity of the
(prisoner held in London, approximately
sixty letters and figures were used in
the Scotland Yard code system.
American Flagship Is Aground.
Manila, Feb. 25 (By- the Associated
Press). —The'U. S. S. Huron, flagship of
the American fleet in Asiatic waters, is
aground off Maiampaya Sound, Island
of Palawan, 200 miles southeast of Ma
nila. a radiogram received here today said.
Advices fronj the Huron said the ship
was resting easily and' probably would
ibe pulled out of danger and re-floated
by three navy tugs from Tugs
will not reach the Huron until tomor
Salisbury Physician Leaves Luge Prog
Salisbury, Feb. 24.—D. F. Watson
died today at the borne of a son, J.
■H. Watson, in this city, at the agr of
:t 94 rears, leaving five children, thirty
> six grandchildren and sixty-seveu great
THE COTTON MARKET
Showed Renewed Firmness at Opening
With First Prices Ranging 11 to 2#
(By the Associated Press)
New York, Feb. 25. —The cotton mar
ket showed renewed firmness at the open
ing today owing to the continued strength
of Liverpool, complaints of inadequate
rains in the southwest, and reports that
no further notices had been issued. First
prices were 11 to 26 points higher, and
active months sold 15' to 22 points above,
yesterday's closing, with old crop posi
tions making new high ground for the
movement. May contracts sold up to
■25.00, the highest price touched- since the
decline to for that position toward
the end of last month, and trade inter
ests were good buyers of neqr months,
while there appeared to be broadening
commission house deipand. A good deal
of realising at the advance was absorbed
on comparatively slight reactions.
Opening prices were: March 24.65;
May 24.95; July 25.27; October 25.08;
POST OVERSEAS CONSIDERED
FOR MRS. PATTERSON
Consider North Carolina Woman as Min
ister to Siam.
Washington, Feb. 24. —Mrs. Lndsny
Patterson, member of the Republican i,a- '
, timial committee for Nor/h Carolina, is 1
here for a short stay. Mrs. Patterson '
is receiving serious consideration by the '
State department for a foreign post, and 1
she has strong backing by Republican !
national leaders. Mrs. Patterson par
ticipated in the last presidential cam- 1
paigu in a number of states under the 1
auspices of the speakers’ bureau of her 1
Should the State department inquire
of the North Carolina senators with re
spect to the fitness of Mrs. Patterson
for employment in the foreign field they
will put in a good word for her. Os
late days the name of Mrs. Patterson has
figured in connection with the position
of minister to Siam, and her friends are
under the impression she would ho very
glad to accept this post.
CHARGE HIGH POINT MEN
BURNED THEIR STORE
David Harris and Henry C. Zaban Were ,
Bound Over to Supreme Court After ,
(By the Associated Press)
High Point, Feb. 25.—David Harris |
and Harry C. Zaban, High Point 'mer
chants, today were at liberty under bonds ]
of $2,000 each, following preliminary j
hearing in municipal coart last night )
when they were ordered held for Guil- i
ford Superior Court on charges of in- ,
Harris and Zaban -are charged with ,
having burned their store here on the
night of January 22nd The State eon* |
.tfWwi. fit the hearing that firemen smell- .
ea gasoline when., they entered the build
ing to fight the blare. The two tfe- 1
fendnnts denied the charges. Harris
claiming he was ouf of the city at the
time of the fire.
REVOLT BY KURDISH MEN
REPORTED IN LONDON ’
Extent of Revolt Ta Not Known as the 1
Dispatches Give Meager Accounts. i
Constantinople, Feb. 25 (By the Asso- i
dated Press). —Kurdish insurgents are i
reported to have captured the city of
Kharput in eastern Asia Minor. i
Not Known Whether Revolt- Is Serious. 1
London, Feb. 25.—Authentic details i
regarding the outbreak in Kurdistan re- i
ported from Constantinople have thus
far been insufficient to establish wheth- ■
era serious revolt against Turkish rule 1
is in progress or whether as officially 1
represented at Angora, the trouble is ’
merely local. 1
War Game on Large Scale Staged for ]
(By the Associated Press)
'San Pedro, Calif., Feb. 2a.—Half of 1
the personnel of the United States navy 1
will engaged in what is declared to be
one of the greatest sham battles in 1
American naval history, off the coast of
Lower California, Mexico, some time be
tween February 25th and March 12th,
when the Pacific battle fleet, based here,
is to go forth to meet the scouting fleet
from the east coast, theoretically trying ,
to force an entrance to Los Angeles har
The combined strength of the fleets
engaged in the maneuvers will be 13
battleships, 120 scout cruisers, destroy
ers and other war craft and 12 squad
rons of* aircraft. These Will be manned
by some 40,000 men.
The eastern fleet of Vice Admiral
Josiah S. McKecn is scheduled to leave
its winter quarters at Guantanamo Bay
February 13th, but, theoretically, it will
be late in the month when Admiral S.
S. Robison, commander-in-chief of the
Pacific fleet, learns that the "enemy” is
approaching ind leaves' here to meet
them. The probahle meeting place will
be Magdalena Bay, Lower California,
as the eastern fleet will seek to es
tablish a base there. Admiral Ooontz,
cotnmsndei'-m-ohief of the naval forces,
will witness the "battle” from his flag
ship, the Seattle.
After the battle problem has been
solved the two fleets will unite and pro
ceed to Los Angeles harbor for over
hauling. preparatory to sailing to Ha
waii about the first of April.
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WHEN SHE DOCKED
Several Hundred Gallons of
Liquor Found on Transport
Beaufort When She Put
In at Norfolk Harbor.
IN OFFICERS ROOM
Inquiry Will Be Made to
Place Blame.—Navy Or
ders Violated by All Who
Had Any of Whiskey.
(By the Associated Press) •
Norfolk, Va., Feb. 25.—Several hun
dred gallons of liquor were seized aboard
the naval transport. Beaufort, when she
docked here last night from the West In
d:es, by a detachment of marines under
the,direction of Capt. Wilbert Smith, as
sistant commander of the Naval Base
here. The liquor is said to have been
found in the state rooms of the various
officers, ranging in rank from pay' clerk
Tiie order for the raid on the Beaufort
was issued by Rear Admiral Roger
Welles, commander of the sth naval dis
trict, who is said to have received infor
mation of tiie liquor being aboard the
transport from customs officials here. ;
The confiscated liquor was taken to '
the administration building at the base,
where it will be held, it was stated today,
until a court of inquiry can be convened
to iuvest'gate and fix responsibility for
its being aboard the-Beaufort.
Naval Regulations Apparently Violated.
Washington, Feb. 25. —Violations of
the prohibition law as well as of navy reg
ulations are apparently involved in the
case of the Navy transport Beaufort.
which transported liquor into Hampton
Roads, it was pointed out here today by
No report has reached the Navy De
partment, and the action to be taken will
not be announced until Secretary Wilbur
has had opportunity to study the case. It
is said, however, that those found guilty
might be tried either by a Federal court
for violating the prohibition laws, or by
court martial. '
OF CHICAGO ELECTION f
Only About One-Third of City’s Quali
fied Voters Participate.—Kidnapping
Chicago, Feb. 24.—Most of Chicago's
fifty aldermen were re-elected today and
seven bend issues totalling $13,500,000
were approved in an election in which
only about one-third of the city's quali
fied electorate participated. Upwayd of
500,000 voters went to the polls, where
as a vote of more than 600,000 had been
The election dny was featured through
out by disorders and kidnappings and
ended with the theft of a ballot box and
the shooting of one of four men who
attempted to kidnap a precinct clerk.
The main issue in the election was
Mayor Denver's plan for the city to take
over the street railway and elevated
lines by purchase. In several wards
where his issue was paramount, no can
didate succeeded in obtaining a clear ma
jority and the two highest candidates
will fight it ont at the polls on April
There will be little change in the po
litical complextion of the council, it was
A number of aldermanic candidates
and their lieutenants were kidnaped dur
ing the day and taken away from poll
ing places. Most of them, however, were
dumped from automobiles i other parts
of the city with warnings to stay away
from the poll*. >
Repeal Law Which Barred Cigarette
Sale in Kansas.
Topeka, Kan., Feb. 24.—The state
senate today passed a bill repealing the
old law barring the sale of cigarettes in ;
Kansas. The vote was 26 to 0. The
measure now goes to the house.
The Kansas anti-cigarette law, adopt
ed in 1000, prohibited the sale of
cigarettes within.the state. In recent
years, however, the statute has not Deen
rigidly enforced. The effect of the law
lias been to raise the retail price of a
15 cent package of cigarettes to 25
Kansas was one of the first States to
place a ban on cigarettes.
Fate of the repeal measure in the
house is proljlematical.
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Gloria Swanson Improved.
(By the Associated Press)
Paris. Feb. 25. —Gloria Swanson, Am
erican film star, who underwent an oper
ation last week, passed an excellent night,
says a report from the clinic where she
is resting. Her condition is greatly im
proved, her fever having distinctly di
WHAT SHITTY’S CAT SAYS
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I Showers tonight *nd Thursday morn.
ing;, warmer- in . e»«t portion tonight,
I colder Thursday, much colder ThuredaS
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