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Would Give State Treasurer
Mtore Power So He Can
Keep Up With All Fi
nances of the State.
AT HIS MESSAGE
Did Not Know Until Gover
nor Began to Taljk What
He Was Going Suggest
Ralegh. Feb. 27 (By the Associated
Press F-rf’-onsotidation into one. depart -
mint- of ••ijl revenue collecting functions
of thp Department of State,' revenue and
insorance. tra of all banking activ
ities of the state to the State Treasurer,
so that he may handle all revenue from •
day to day, and the appointment of a
< omraission.‘to supervise and llx salaries 1
of all employees of state government on
a scale commensurate with the work done
were the three recommendations made by 1
Governor 11c I,can in a message which he
read, to the General Assembly today at
The Governor's address came unexpeet- ’
edl.v and it was, not until he actually be
gan his speech that the. legislators had !
any idea what he wished to discuss. I
The Governor declared that the collec- 1
tion of all taxes, if placed under the jur- I
isdictiou of one department would be I
done at smaller cost to the state, as ov- i
erlapping of tax collecting functions 1
would be done away with. He recoin- 1
mended* that all tax collecting be vested <
in the Department of Revenue.
Taking up the subject of state banking i
he stated that at present ’ various depart- <
inents Were handl'ng their deposits as sep- i
arate units and very often maiutained 1
large balances apart from the account of i
the State Treasurer. He declared tliat '
if she Treasurer were authorised to ob- 1
tain daily all money collected by the state, <
that a portion of the short tefip financing
of the State would be unnecessary as ]
funds now scattered would be concentrat- i
ed. The present law provides for all de- I
partments to account with the 'treasurer i
fog funds collected once a month. 1
Declaring that recently published state- <
luents.had given- the pubUe-fan insight hr- j
to -salaries and shborditiates In the state i
government, add it was a fact that the i
•‘cost of conducting public business eti i
cecils the cost of .conducting private bus- ,1
iness” and “must not continue,’* tbb Gov- I
ernor urged the creation of a commission -i
to go over the work done hy every era- i
ployee, fix a standard salary scale, which !
, when adopted and approved by the Gov- i
ernor,-should be strictly adhered (o by
all departments. . ,
The Governor declared that he would
lay- before the General Assembly bills 1
designated to make laws of his recoin- 1
REAR ADMIRAL, SIMS
OPPOSES MITCHELL, PLAN ,
Does Not Want Unified Air Sendee, He
Tells House Aircraft- Committee. (
(By the Associated Press)
Washington, Feb. 27.—Hear Admiral [
William S. Situs, retired, today vigor
ously Opposed before the 'House aircraft
committee the creation of a unified air
service as urged by Brigadier General
Mitcbel, army air chief.
The admiral endorsed the building up
of a powerful air force by the United
States, however, and declared the air
% plane “will play a predominant part” in
the next war.
Kendall Was Well Known in Newspaper
Greensboro, Feb. 26. —C. S. Kendall,
well known in newspaper circles, died
AVeunesday night in a hotel it Imalay,
City, Mich., according to messages re
ceived here today. Mr. Kendall, who
ivies an experienced newspaper circula
tion man, was a native of Louisville,
Ky., Cut for the past several years had
made his home here whild he conducted
campaign in many parts of the coun
(Mr. Kendall was in charge of the
last circulation campaign conducted by
The Times and Tribune —Eds.).
" , Clarpice Bailey Hanged.
Montgomery, Ala.. ‘Feb. 27. —Clarence
Bailey was hanged in the Montgomery
county jail (his morning for ■ the murder
* at, Kilby prison in November, 1923, of
James Culpepper, a fellow prisoner.
Bailey tpounted the scaffold at 5:45 and
the trap was sprung at s:sft. He was
pronounced dead 89 minutes later.
Say Kurdish Forces Are Repulsed.
(By the Associated Press)
Constantinople, Feb. 27.—The Anatol
ian agency here, issued a statement to
day saying she rebellious Kurdish forces
had 1 been repulsed and that the Turkish
t government troops had recaptured Khar
put and the town -of Etasix recently tak
en by tire rebels. ’ ,
High Scljdol Gym
V Admission: 35c find 35c
|e Concord Daily Tribune
IntrofiAcihc Arthur Cranfleld Jr., •»'
N - Y - lad who
some day ’ hopes to be as great a bit-
Hard player as Willie Hoppe. Critton,
WbQ have seen him perform, preg ,
diet a promfaihg future tor him.’ He
has a high run of 22 and can chant ,
up H (MBits consistently. Hls fath) ,
ar ia ipilte fan expert player/
OFTEN BAD -
Hope Weather Will Be Favorable March
4th But Not At All Certain It WUL
Washington, It' C; Feb. 27,—Every-’’ ‘
body is hopeful that the Weather Mat)
will be kind tii the national capital next
Wednesday, when' the great quadrennial
show of the President's inauguration takes
place. But with the old Htagers whose
memories run far back into the past the
feeling of hope is not tinged with any
great degree of confidence. For Washiug-
Fon inaugural weather has a eehtury-old
reputation for inclemency, with few no
table exceptions , when the skies were '
clear* and the sufi smiled down benignly.
So frequently and so seriously have
storms and intense cold on March 4 not '
only spoiled for many the pleasures, of c
the inaugural exercises, but through ex
posure caused serious Hlucsh and death
for scores—a notable instance being the
Taft induction in 1909—that repeated ]
efforts have been made? to have the date
of the celebration changed. :
March 4. 1909. is taken as the high- ‘
wa'ter mark of inaugural weather sever
ity. Down from she northwest swooped 1
a blizzard such as the capital has rarely .1
seen. Rain during the early hours of <
the night changed to snow, which descend
ed in set, blinding clouds, blanketing ev- 1
and telephone lines were wrecked, elec
tric light wires tumbled after them, }
dtt'eet ear service was demoralized for ;
.hours, and as for the scores of special
trains bound for Washington, many of 1
them never reached the city at alt. The
trgin bearing the 7th Regiment of the :
National Buard of New York, for in- 1
stance, was stalled somewhere between
Washington and Baltimore, and the reg
iment got into the city the morning of
March 5, and paraded past the White
House shortly before noon the day fol
lowing inauguration day.
The weather conditions that attended
the inauguration of President William
Henry Harrison have become historic, be-,
cause of their consequences. On the day ,
that the hero of Tippecanoe was inducted
into office the weather was cold and
dreary. However there was a multitude
gathered in Washington and a great pa- ,
rade was held, the President-elect dis
daining a beautiful carriage given him by
the City of Baltimore and making a fine
picture on a white charger.
Although an old man and despite the
raw wind, General Harrison refused to
wear an overcoat, and furthermore Went
prancing down the avenue hat in hand
most of the time, so continuous were the
plaudits of the populace. As a result of
the exposure to the elements the aged
President caught a severe cold, and only
one month after his inauguration he
passed away in the executive mansion.
President Harrison was succeeded by
Johu Tyler, who ,'n turn was followed by
James K. Polk. President Polk’s luck
was poor and he “drew” bad weather. It
rained in' torrents during the rftner im
posing inaugural parade, which was fea
tured by the Empire Club of Ne\V York
dragging alon# a brass cannon which now
and then was discharged.
On the second inauguration of Presi
dent Monroe the weather was vile- -snowy
and rniny. Franklin l’icrce was another
who ran into raw, dismal weather on the
day of . his induction into the presidency.
Oa President Garfield’s first day in office
the weather was damp and chill, as it has
been on many other inauguration days,
even though there were no seyere storms.
President Wilson was rather fortunate
in the matter of weather on-the occasion
of both of his inaugurations. On,liis first
’eduction the day was mild and at times
the sun shone with warmth that was un
comfortable for the marchers u idir ov
ercoats. On the beginhing of ais second
term the weather conditions likewise were
favorable for an outdoor display. •, The
| day of President Harding's inauguration
also was fair.
Believe Prosperity Era Now imminent.
New York, Feb. 26.—The opinion
that a world-wide period of prosperity
is imminent was expressed today at a
quarterly meeting of the American
Mannfacturera’ Export Association. An
increased number of foreign inquiries
regarding American products was re
ported. The manufacturers received a
new trade directory printed in English,
French, German and Spanish, which
listed American manufacturers and
their protbjfftj.-* 1
President Ebert Better Today.
Berlin, Feb. 27 (By the Associated
Press).—President Ebert’s physicians ex
pressed the opinion this'afternoon he bad
successfully passed the crisis of his ill
ness. His condition, they said, was im
proving constantly, although slowly.
CONCORD, N. C., F iIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1925
TRUSTEES OF I. P.C.
I. DECIDE TO BUILD
'NEW DORMITORY NOW
Board Held Meeting in This
City Today and Decided
Go Ahead With Work on
New Building at Once.
NEEDED AT SCHOOL
Present Cajpacity Has Been
Crowded For Past Several
Years—Building Under Ad
visement for Long Time.
—:— . !
At a meeting «f the Executive Com.
lbittee of the Board of Trustees of Mt.
Pleasant ('olleginte Institute held this i
morning at the court house, it was order*,
ed that a new dormftosy be erected at the
Collegiate Institute to take care of ike
overflow of students which the Institute
has had in recent years.
-- This action of the Executive Commit
tee comes as a result of the campaign
conducted Inst winter to ra : se money suf
ficient to 'supply the needs of the lash
.tute. The housing arrangements, even
’with tlie addition of several dwellings
near the campus, has been totally inade
quate and numbers of students have been
forced to room in the town of Mt. Pleas
ant. This situation was one which was
tolerated but not approved by the facul
's In a school of the type Mt. Pleasant is. ,
that is a military school, strict super
vision is regarded as necessary. For 1
this reason, new dormitories were desir
The hew building is to be of brick, 4
three stories in height and is to be “mod
ern in every respect,” say the members
of the committee. Its location is to be
to the north of the present administra- j
tion banding, practically ‘ the same dis- ]
tance, h is said, from this building as the i
president’s house i ( s now to tbe south. It <
is so fit into the building scheme as eon- <
snmmated to date and into a larger
scheme to be carried out later. i
Tbe contract for this new building |
will be let at an early date and active \
building operations will be begun imme- ■
diately thereafter. iTt was not disclosed ]
what the cost of sfie new structure was |
to be. vs
, ■ -Th» 1 fit ■ ij
the court house consisted of the fob* ,
lowing: Dr. J. L. .Morgan, Salisbury;
Rev. N. D, Body, Thomasville; Rev. G.
H. I-ingle. Mooresville; J. F. Crigler,
Charlotte; J. \V. Sutton, Charlotte; G.
F. McAllister, Mt. Pleasant ;• H. B. Wil- |
kinson, Concord;’J. B. Robertson, Con
cord, and L. H. Asbury, Charlotte.
STILL BEFORE HOUSE 1
Body May Take Action on BUI Repeal- 1
lug Charges Before Adjourning To- !
(By the Associate* Pleas.)
Washington. Feb. 27. —Tbe bouse faces 1
a vote before ndojurnment tonight on the
question of repealing the present 50 per'
cent. Pullman surcharge.
A show down on the proposition was 1
assured by presentation of the confer- 1
ence report on the independent'officers
appropriation bill carrying a senate rid- j
er providing for elimination of the sur
The debate will be limited by agree- 1
inent so as to make certain a vote to
JAPANESE DIET GETS
LAND OWNERSHIP BILU
Bill Forbids Titles of Land to Persons
Whose Countries Exclude .Japanese
(By the Annul- latest Press)
Tokio. Feb. 27.—The government has
submitted to the Diet the long contem
plated land ownership bill,
The measure *is reciprocal in principles,
forbidding. titles to nationals, the, land
law of whose countries exclude Japanese
The bill is an amplification of a dor
mant law and extends its provisipns to
the external possessions of Japan.
James Buchanan Duke Visits Davidson
Davidson, Feb. 20.—-Tames B. Puke
was a visitor on the campus of Dayid
. son college fqr a 'short while this after
noon, motoring from, Charlotte with one
or t>vo friends. He made n brief visit to
one or more of ;tfie new buildings and
took ‘h general survey of campus and
grottnds. His presence here was .not
; known fat the time to but one or more
. people and no opportunity was afforded
. students or faculty to give any expree
[ sion to the very deep and abiding feeling
, of gratitude for the appreciation of his
. very princely gift to the college.
1 Funeral of Dr. Kate Barrett.
I (By the Associated Press)
' Washington, Feb. 27.—Funeral ser
' vices tor Dr. Kate Waller Barrett, nat
[ ional president of the Florence Critten
don M’salon and nationally known phil
-1 anthropist alnd socialogist, was held at
' 1 o’clock this afternoon in St. Paul’s
1 Episcopal hurch at Alexandria, Vn., at
* tended by representatives of patriotic and
welfare organizations, and other persons
1 of prominence.
• Teapot Dome Loom Sait Will Start
(By the Associated Press)
Cheyenne, Wyo., .Fe&. 27-—Trial of the
government suit agahust'aniiulraent of the
1 Teapot Dome naval oil reserve' lease held
- ,by the Mammoth OH Company, will pro
-1 eeed on March 9th. next, Jndge T. Blake
-1 Kennedy, of the United Btate District
-‘Court, decided today In overruling the
■ government’s petition for a continuance.
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PRINCE SENDS CHECK TO
THE PRIfeSMEN’S UNION
Check fo* 97 Keeps rrince of Wales in
Union tor NextjTwo Months.
(By the Assortsted Press)
New York, Feb. 37.—Thp New York
papers pressmen's union was spared the
painful necessity of suspending its’ star
member, the Prince Os Wales, when a
check for $7, represi nting two months'
dues, was received fr< in h, ! m today.
The rules of the unon provide for the
suspension of any mi mber who fails to
pay his dues every tv o months. On Sat
urday this period of g -ace for the Prince
would have expired; a id had he not paid
he would have been tarred from 'plying
the trade in any uniqji press room here.
When the Prince of Wales was made a
of the unfandbmJsinfmwr, tie paid
up to January 1, 1925.'."
ALL CLASSES- REPRESENTED
AT McCORMICH FUNERAL
Simple Services Held For Senator Who
Died in National Capital Wednesday.
(By the Associated Press)
Chicago, 111., Feb. 27. —All stations of
civil and political life in the nation, state
and city were represented 'at the simple
funeral services today for Senator Medill
In accordance with his oft-expressed
wish, tlie service at. the, Fourth Presbyte
rian Church included only prayers, scrip
tural read’ug and singing by the choir,
with no funeral oration or sermon. The
Rev. H. A. Dalzell, acting pastor of the
Church of which Senator McCormick was
a member, conducted the service.
The body will be entombed in Grace
land Cemetery here until final burial at
Good Positions Given U. N. C. Engin
Chapel Hill, Feb. 27.—Forty per
cent, of the members of the senior class
of the School of Engineering of the
University of North Carolina have been
given positions by the General Electric
Company, as the result of a visit here
by M. M. Boring of the Educational
Department of the company.
Mr. Boring was on a trip or inspec
tion, sheeting graduates from the
various engineering schools of the conn
try, coming here from New York via the
Pacific. Coast Gulf states and Georgia.
He told Prof. John E. Dear here that
the University crop of engineering
seniors were the "hrfabtest, best and
most interesting he had met on his en
trie trip.” , ,
Forty Koreans Shot to Death.
Tokio, Feb. 27 (By the Associated
Press)!— According to' advices received
by the. vernacular press today from
Seoul, forty Koreans were shot to death
in a clash 'with Japanese constabulary
troops on tlie Main border. The Ko
reans were described as malcontents. A,
small quantity of arms and ammunition'
was captured' by the constabulary troops.
A Dallos woman! possesses tin her col
lection of, antique jewelry a diamond
cross 250 years old made tor the reat
: great-grandmother of the Emperor
i Maximilian of Mexico.
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Striking Democratic Senators of
Indiana Win Point and Will Return
Dayton, O. Feb. 26.—Indiana’s strik
, ing senators have reached an agreement
. with the Republican majority in tlie
I upper chamber of the state general as
, sembly and will return to Indianapolis,
It was learned from a semi- official
t The Democratic members have been
assured that the bill to redistrict two
congfesotonal Aisticts to the advantage
s of the Republicans will not be permitted
t to pass, it was understood. Information
I was obtained following, a conference of
- tbfe men who yesterday fled from In
e'diana to Dayton as a protest against
s’ It was understood the self exiled
. solo ns would start tor Indianapolis a
THE COTTON MARKET ,
Showed Reactionary Tone During Early
Trading, With May Around 25.40 at (
(By tbe Associated Preaa.) ]
New York, Feb. 27.—The cotton mar
ket showed reactionary tone in today's t
early trading. The opening was unchang- ,
ed to 6 points higher in, sympathy with i
steady Liverpool cables, but overnight
buying orders were supplied around 25.40 I
for May, and prices eased off during the s
first hour with thßt delivery selling down 1
to 25.23 or 13 (Mints net lower. Spot
house brokers were buyers of near 1
months but appeared to be selling later
deliveries, and in addition to the commie- .
siou house liquidation considerable South
ern Bellffig was reported, presumably in
the way- # hedging yesterdayfa spo«-bus
Talk of better prospects for showers in
the southwest was a factor on the early !
decline, but there was no piention of rain ,
for Texas in the official weather forecast. \
Opening prices were: March 25.15; ;
May 25.42; July 25.63; October 25.25; !
STONEHAM, ROBINSON AND 1
DIEB ARE ALL ACQUITTED j
Jury Frees Them of Conspiring to De- !
fraud Stock Market Investors.
(By tbe Associated Press) '
New York, Feb. 27.—A federal jury
today acquitted Chas. A. Stoneham, Ross 1
F. Robinsqip, and Elmore D. Dier on '
charges that they used the government
mails in a conspiracy to defraud stock
The verdict, sealed last night, ten hours
after the jury received the case, was op
ened before Judge Winslow shortly after
Say Merger of Power Lines in South
New York, Feb. 26. —Plans for the
1 interconnection of power companies in
1 Georgia, 'Alabama, Tennessee, North
Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia
' arc reported to be progressing and ac
' lual connections are expected by Sep
-1 teinber Ist, according to reports from
the south. New York interests recently
announced plans for a vast super-power
■ system for that state to connect with
■ similar systems in New Jersey and Penn
‘ sylvania, indicating hy these develop
ments, it was said, that the super-power
system talked of for the entire country
; is well under way.
Senators Back on the Job.
lindianapolis, Feb. 27 (By the As
sociated Press).—Sessions of the Indiana
senate, blocked for two days by the ab
-1 sence of Democratic members who left
1 the state and went to Dayton, Ohio, in
i an effort to halt action on a Gerry
i mapder bill, were resumed today >vlien
r the truants returned to (heir seats. ( ’
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t, , Fire at Wisnton-Salem.
]• (By the Associated Press)
Winston-Salem. Feb. 27. —The whole
sale grocery concern of \faugh and Com
- puny was, destroyed by fire early this
I morning. The estimated loss is $lO,-
- 000, partially covered by ’insurance. The
r large stock of goods that was not burned
was ruined by water.
short time lifter officially announcing
that a trace had been declared. They re
tained the motor bus they cnartered
when they fled from Indiana yesterday
and it is ready to start back to -the
Terms Not Revealed,.
Indianapolis, Feb. 26.—An agreement
under which Democratic members of the
Indiana senate who bolted from the
general assembly have, agreed to return
to their seats, has been reached amt the
missing legislators are expected to be
present at tomorrow’s session of the
; legislature, it was announced tonight by
Republican leaders. The leaders posltiv
ly declined to reveal the terms of the
* MRS. WATSON IS
m GIVEN SENTENCE *
Hx (By the Associated Press 4 " '
* Charlotte, Feb. 27. 0 xJfo** 5
& I Watson, wife of the (\
ifc inan who yesterday was \
SK of second degree murder iiMSnnec
tion with the shooting of Joseph E.
MeDonough here several weeks ago,
today was sentenced to serve pot
less than one year in the industrial &
IK home of Mecklenburg county fol
sK lowing conviction on charges of im
■tr: proper conduct.
Mrs. Watson’s sentence was for if
not more than three years nor less
than one year at the industrial US
$6 home. She made bond in the sum '■&
of SSOO and her attorneys served Hr
notice of an appeal. HS
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WATSON WILL BE TRIED
FOR CARRYING PISTOL
Freed of Murder Charge But Musi
Now Stand Trial on Pistol Carrying •
(By (he Associated Press)
Charlotte, Feb, 27. —Although acquit
ted on a charge of second degree murder
in connection with the shooting of Joseph *
E. McDonough, of Greensboro, in a local
hotel several weeks ago, Thomas I. Wat
son had another indictment, that of car
rying a concealed weapon, to face to
day in Superior Court.
Watson, who also is from Greensboro,
shot McDonough when he discovered the
latter with Mrs. Watson. His trial be
gan Wednesday and was given to tliei
jury late ' yesterday afternoon. Forty ,
minutes later, the verdict of acquittal I
was brought in causing a demonstration ]
in the court room.
Mrs. WatNou rushed to her husband,
threw her arms around his neck and
sobbed on his shoulder for several min
utes. Following this scene reports were
circulated to the effect that the couple
soon would be reconciled. These were
net confirmed by the principals.
The woman was to appear in police
court today to answer charges of improp
er conduct, brought against hnr by her
husband on the night of the shooting.
When Watson appeared , ! n city court
to answer charges of carrying concealed
weapons he entered a plea of guilty. He
was fined SIOO and costs.
After a short test Watson will return
to his position as a traveling salesman, he
said. All reports of a reconciliation with
his wife were denied by him.
BELIEVE OSBORNE WOOD
RETURNING TO THE U. S.
Former Army Officer. Broke After Huge
Winnings, Reported Coming to Ac
San Sebastian. Spam, Feb.
borne C. Wood, former American army
officer and son of Governor General
Wood, of the Philippines, who came to
San Sebastian after 'leaving Biarritz,
France, early this week left)San Sebas
tian two days ago intending to go to
Madrid and Barcelona, it was under
utood. It is believed here that he in
tends to sail from Barcelona tor the
United States. It is reported that While
here he received a cablegram offering
him a post with a cattle breeking es
tablishment with headquarters in Buf
When the former army officer quit
San Sebastian he left a letter for a
friend saying he intended to meet all
FEAR 84 MEN PERISHED
DURING TERRIFIC GALES
Men Were at Work on Icelandic Fishing
Grounds When Gales Arose.
Hull, England. Fob. 27 (By the Asso
ciated Press). —Eighty-four men are be
lieved to have been lost in the fierce
gales which have swewpt the Icelandic 1
fishing grounds during the last four days.
Fourteen men went down with the Hull i
steam trawler, Scapa Flow, six Hull fish- •
ermen and twenty-four Icelanders were i
lost in the fishery steamer. Field Marshal
Robinsoin, and news has reached here that
the Icelandic steamer I.eifer Hepar is
lost with forty hands, all Icelanders.
University May Get a Faculty Club.
Chapel Hill, Feb. 27.—Rut*ell Inn.
formerly a dormitory for University
co-eds, which recently was virtually de
stroyed by firp, will be rebuilt and used
as a faculty club, if plans sponsored by
a grollp of professors are endorsed by
the majority of the faculty and trustees’
The proposal is that the second and
third stores of the house be used for
rooms which’ would be rented 1 to
bachelons members of the faculty. The
first floor, would contain a large lounge,
a reaiding' room, a writing room, a room
for games and a buffet kitchen. Mem
bership dues would not be more than
.S2O annually and a large membership
would materially reduce this.
President Chase i*' said to be heartily
in favor ,es thf proposal which w ill be
discussed fully at a meeting J of the
faculty tomorrow afternoon at 4:30
Gloria Swanson Has Good Night.
(By the Associated Presat
Paris, Feb. 27.—Gloria Swanson, who
is a patient in n clinic at Autenil, re
covering from a reeent operation, passed
an excellent light, it was reported this
morning. The film star’s temperature
has returned to normal.
r Movies Tonight
Y Gym 7:15
l “Picture Stories
j You Can’t Miss This!
Admission 10c, sc, 85c
» TODAY '
MRS. HECIL MOTHER
TOOtr AT BILTMOfIE
Former Cornelia Vanderbilt
and Son, Who Weighg
Eight and Half Pounds,
Both Are Doing Well.
English Feudal Custom Fol
lowed and Toy Stork and
8 Deg Are Presented at the
(By the Associated Press)
Asheville, Feb. 27.—A son was boro
to Mrs. Joim F. A. Ceeil, formerly Cor*
uelia Vanderbilt, at Biltmore House here
The child weighed 8.1-2,pounds. Phys
ie.’ans reported the mother and boy do
Mrs. Edith Vanderbilt, widow of the
late Geo. W. Vanderbilt, is with her
daughter. Mr. Cecil, who was first .sec
retary of the British embassy at Washing
ton at the time of bis marriage last
April, also is at the home.
I The name given the* child is George
I Henry Vanderb’lt Cecil. The first name
is from Mrs. Cecil’s father, late George
Vanderbilt. Henry was selected for the
second name because of Mr. Cecil’s broth
er, Henry Cedi, and also in compliment
to Henry Anderson of New York, coun
sellor for the Vanderbilt estate. Mr. An
derson was at Biltmore House for the
The birth announcement was the sig
nal for a demonstration on the Biltmore
estate in keeping with English feudal cus
tom. Children on the estate gathered be
fore Biltmore House, gave lusty cheers
and presented a large toy stork and a
large toy dog.
Widespread interest exists over the
event, since Mrs. Ceeil is the only child
on the George Vanderbilt side of the
famous Vanderbilt family.
The wedding of the Cecils here last
April was an event of importance follow
ing a romance at Washington. The wed
ding at All Souls Church, was attended
by members of the diplomatic corps, and
others • representing a score or more of
foreign nations. The couple took a
•heneyiaeojr trip-to England aad -the con
tinent. hnd since have resided at their
estate here. Mr. Cecil now is engaged in
the management of his wife’s property.
Mrs. Cecil came into an inheritance of
Biltmore House and valuable property
when she was 21, and when she attains
her 25th birthday next August will re
ceive the balance’of an estate estimated to
be worth about $15,000,000. She is the
only heir of her mother Who also has an
estate worth $6,000,000 or $7.000,0001, it?
is reported. \ .
Page Attacks New Highway Proposal,
Ilaleigh, Feb. 26.—Over vehement pro
tests from Frank Page, state highway
commissioner, that the passage of the
bill would mean “the death knell’ of the
highway program, the senate committee
on roads voted 16 to 14 to favorably re
port a hill leaving matters of, construc
tion and maintenance' in each of 4he
nine districts to a board of three com
missions instead of one commissioner as
“I have not assurance of my re-ap
pointment,” said Mr. Page, "and if this
bill passes I tell you frankly, gentlemen,
I don’t care whether I am re-appointed
or not, because’ never in my life have I
voluntarily been connected with a fail
Senator Clark, of Bladen, Johnson, of
Robeson, and Ross spoke in favor of
the bill. Senator Clark, the introducer,
explaining it to the committee. Sen
ators Burgwyn, Shuford, and Grant
spoke in opposition to it. Senator
Humphrey stated that he was opposed
to the bill but that he had promised
Senator Ross to vote for it and he
would not break his promise. Mr. Page
was asked to speak on motion of Sena
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Quality meats at low prices, at the
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New Spring Suits for men and boys,
at the Parks-Belk Co. Read new ad. to
day for pr’ces and particulars.
Read the Bulletin of Piggly Wiggly for
prices on things to eat. ! j ,
Will Brown Escapes Electric Chair.
(By the Associated Press) j.,
Raleigh. Feb. 27.—Wilt Brown, alias
Ezra Steel, negro, of Forsyth county) will
not die in the electric cha.lr this, morn
ing. Governor McLean commuted the
man’s sentence last night to life impris
onment. • » ',sf
Brown had been in death row for tea, ,
months, having been convicted of an at- ,
tack upon a woman of his own race. j
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WHAT SMITTTS CAT BAYS
| Cloud, tonight and Saturday, prod,
'ably becoming unsettled; continued cold.