• ASSOCIATED «
• DISPATCHES «
WITH HIE BILL
BUI Carries Total of $11,973,-
408, and Is Prepared for
Presentation to Joint Com
mittee of Assembly.
POWER OF VETO
Bill With Such Power Pre
sented to House—Thirty
Local Measures Are Given
Attention'in the House.
(By the Associated Press)
Raleigh, March 3.—Cut to confirm to
the revenue bill, the appropriation meas
ure earring an annual total of $11,703,-
408. was to be received today by the full
joint appropriations committee. The
measure has been In the hands of the sub
committee for some time.
May Not Increase Highway Commission
Raleigh, March 2. —Acting on the re
quest of Governor McLean, Senator
Clnrk, of Bladen, one of the introducers,
requested the Senate /today to re-refer
the bill designed to increase the highway
commission from u;ne to twenty-seven
n embers to the road committee. This
was done, virtually killing the bill so
far ns the 1925 session is concerned.
The Senate passed the Mendenhall
speed law bill as amended to provide for
n state highway speed of 35 miles 2!)
miles in residential districts, and 12 in
The highway comm'ssion bill was op
poted by Charman Frank Page, of the
ommission, who ind’eated he probably
would resign if the bill passed as he
would consider l* destructive to the work
■of the commission in the past fonr years
end detrimental to its future work, lie
refcrence, it was agreed, meant the death
of the measure, ae the senate Is too r.'ur
its-dose to allow it to come out of com
The bill to allow New Hanover county
to issue bond in the amount of $1,250.-
000 was passed by the senate and will
become a law when it is engrossed for
ratificatiton. . The bond issue is for con
struction of a bridge aerobe the Gape
Feag River to connect Wilmington with
Raleigh, March S.—The Statewide
game measure was finally set as a spediil
order for tomorrow morning In the House.
The measure, sponsored by Governor
McLean to provide for an .advisory com
mission to study freight rates and water
transportation was passed, while the bill
requiring lawyers to have high school ed
ucation was tabled.
Would Give Governor Veto Power.
Raleigh, March 3.—A bill providing for
n constitutional amendment to give the
Governor the veto power was introduced
in the Hous-e today. Thirty new local
measures also were received by thhe body,
and a favorable report was returned on
the bill to require vaccination of dogs
SISTER KILLS WOUNDED MAN
TO PUT HIM OUT OF AGONY
Telephones Doctor, Then Shoots Vicar
Found With Bullet in His Head.
Leicester, England, March 3-—An ex
traordinary tragedy, reviving the ques
tion of juetication in the tqking of life
under special circumstances, occurred
today in the vicarage of Hungerton,
The vicar, the Rev. William Bettison,
after celebrating Communion this morn
ing, returned to the vicarage for break
fast. Late he retired to his study, from
which shortly came the sound of a shot.
The vicar’s sister went to the study and
found her brother lying on the floor. A
rifle was beside him and there was a
wound in his head.
Miss Bettison went to the postoffice
and telephoned a doctor, four miles dis
tant. She then returned to the vicarage
and reentered the study, refusing to per
mit anyone else to come In.
A little later another shot was heard
imdde the study and Miss Bettison
came out. «.
“I asked him if he would live, and he
did not reply," she said. “I saw he was
dying in agony, so I shot him to put
him out of hia pain."
Miss Bettieon was arrested.
BIBLE OF HIS OWN
Bible Given to Him by His Grand mother
When He Was Five Years Old.
(By the Associated Press)
Washington. D. C., March 3.—When
President Coolldge token the oath of of
fice tomorrow a small Bible which his
grand-mother gave him when he was five
years old will be used, and It will be
open at the first chapter of St. John,
which at that time made the greatest im
pression on his mind.
It was originally planned to use the
Bible on which Mr. CooKdge took the
oath at his father’s Vermont home in
August 11123, but this prooeedure was
abandoned, and Col. John C. Coolldge, the
President’s father, is bringing to Wash
ington the smaller volume. ,
With Our Advertisers.
Get a permanent wave by the Sanoil
process at C. A. Henry’s Beauty Shop.
Whole (read, S2O, half head, $lO.
Big bargains in alumnium and other
‘ ware at Parks-Belk Co’e.
Another solid cur of grapefruit ju»t
arrived at 41 South Union Street. This
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■ v A beautiful line of silk at J. C. Pen
ney Co’s, from $1.40 to $3.08.
The Concord Daily Tribune
| CAPITAL READY FOR
[ INAUGURAL CEREMONIES
In Hjs Inauguration Calvin (Y.olWge Will
( Reach the ClMx of His Career. .
| Washington, D. C., March 3.—Wash
ington today is in readiness for tomor
] row’s inauguration ceremonies. Cere
-1 monies superb in their solemnity and
splendor, and festivities planned' with
amazing prodigality will fallow one an
. other from early morning until midnight.
In all of them the Pres'dent will receive
the homage of the nation as represented
. in the delegations of visitors who' are
here from every State of the Union.
P It is to be Calvin Coolidge's Day. The
. President has had other days of triumph
during his eventful life, but iu his in
auguration he will reach the climax of his
remarkable career. The evi dent spirit of
the people is to show their joy over the
sass that they elected Mr. Goolidge to
> the great office in which fate first placed
him. The atmosphere is fairly charged
„ with this spirit of admiration and satis
r Today the streets, and especially Penn
. sylvania Avenue, are thronged wtth thf
1 incoming host of visitors. The newcdni
errs have been chiefly from a distance,
the New England and New York con
tingents appearing in great force. The.
, throbbing and fluttering on all sides of
. flags and the national colors, the glisten
. ing baubles of the sidewalk fakirs who
I are here in legion add a sparkling shim*
, mer to the scene. The fakir gentry are
. selling scores of old toys, such as medals,
flags, sl’ckpins. jumping jacks, and nils
that sort of thing to which t he inaugu
ration public is necustomed. But there
are some new ones, and they go like the
, proverbial hot cakes. Among the novel
ties which seem to find most favor with
; the ertfwds are the Dawes pipe and the
Goolidge hobby horse.
All the mass of plnns for tomorrow's
, quadrennial show, worked out in detail
by the small army of committees nmong
■ whom the labors are divided, are now
I complete; the crowds are here, the city
is dressed i;n its best bib ami tucker, and
all that is now needed is propitious
weather to make the inauguration one of
the most brilliant and successful tbnt the
city on the Potomac hns over witnessed.
The time foF the inaugural events, as
closely as can be scheduled, follows:
10 A. M.—President leaves the White
House for .the Capitol with his personal
10:30 to 12 Noou—President remains
in I* 1 * room adjoining tue Senate cham
ber and acts on measures passed at the
last hour and waiting his disposal.
12 Noon —President takes seat in Sen
ate chamber in front of the Vice Presi
12:15 —President pro tempore of the
Senate administers the oath to Mr. Dawc.t
as Vice President.
12:30 —New Senators sworn in.
I:oo —President Goolidge takes the
Mg* jti twist front of the Caj^-
I:ls—President reads his inaugural
1:20 to I:3o—President Coolidge con
cludes his inaugural address and starts
for White House, anil parade, m which
approximately 25,000 men will be in
line, begins to march. Parade halts at
head of Pennsylvania Avenue to' allow
President to take lunclieoen and reach
2:4s—President begins review of the
. • 7:3o—Grand display of fireworks be
3:00 —Grand march of the Inaugural
ball at the Hotel Mayflower.
12 Midnight—lnaugural ball ends.
■STILL SEEKING CAUSE
OF RECENT EARTHQUAKE
-Eastern Canada Endeavoring to Find the
Cause of Quakes That Took Seven
Lives and Caused Big Damage.
(By the Associated Press)
Ottawa, Ont., March 3—Eastern Can
ada today was endeavoring to ascertain
the extent of the damage caused by the
earthquakes of Saturday, Sunday and
yesterday. Some points were still iso
lated, telegraph wires being put ont of
commission by the tremors. The latest
quake at 10 a. m. Monday was slight.
Reports from all sections of providence
of Quebec, show that in addition to the
heavy property loss and numerous in
juries, seven deaths were recorded, a ma
jority being caused by shock. The prop
erty loss was exceptionally heavy in ti e
valley of the Ottawa River and the St.
Lawrence and Saguenay basins.
(By the Associated Press.)
Raleigh, N. C., March 3.—The office of
of the Secretary of State has issued the
following certificates of incorporation:
W. H. Anderson Construction Com
pany, Marion, with- authorized capital of
SIOO,OOO and S3OO subscribed by W. H.
Anderson, E. C. McMillan and M. T.
Anderson, all of Marion.
The Merchants’ Association qf Ham
let, North Carolina, Incorporated, Ham
let, non-stock.' The incorporators are I.
' S. Kahn, T. A. Morris, Nathan W. Le-
Grand and Robert T. Pigne, all of Ham
i Amendment to charter of mpire Man
. ufacturing Company, Goldsboro, increas
i ing authorized capital stock from $500,-
: 000 to $700,000.
t National Securities Company, Fayette
, ville, veal estate, with authorized eapi
- tal of $50,000 and S6OO subscribed by
John A. Oates, J| H. Culbreth, J. F. Higli
> smith, J. V. McGougan, E. J. Wells and
> A. B. McMillan, all of Fayetteville.
| May Rain Tomorrow Afternoon.
s (By the Associated Press)
. Washington, Mareh 3.—Probably rain
in the afternoon of inauguration day is
predicted for Washington by the weather
1 The forecasters will not venture a pre
, diction as to the time the showers will
begin falling, or whether the ceremonies
r on the capitol plaza to be held very early
in the afternoon may ■ be out of the way
t in time to escape.
Our big guns,’ It seems, will not go
very far because they have not. been
- raised properly, due, perhaps, to other
big guns who wers not.
CONCORD, N. L. TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 1925
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' A second section of “The Southland Limited,” crack Florida train on the
Xs *N. railroad, was wrecked near Covington, Ky. The engine and ttM
coaches were piled up in a ditch. The engine crew' was killed.
1 DIES NOT REMEMBER IF (
HE KILLED HIS DAUGHTER'
' »«■. Harold Blazer Will Be Charged j
I Murder Just the Same, It Is Said.
(By the Asaoclated Preset
Denver, Col.. .March 2.—"lf I killed
my daughter,-T \’id wrong.’’
1 This assertion was the first made by
! 15r - Harold Elmer Blazer,, since his
daughter, Hazel, was found dead in the
' family home one week ago today.
His next sentence was: “If I did’
kill her I have no recollection of it.”
Hazel, who although she was 32 years
old, had never grown up, was suffocated
by chloroform, authorities said. Dis
tiret Attorney Stone said that a warrant
charging the father with first degree mur
der would be served today.
Charged With Murder.
Denver, Col., March 3.—First degree
murder charges were filed against Dr.
Harold E. Blazer, retired physician at
Lit Lleton, near here, today in connec
tion with (lie death of his invalid daugh
ter, Hazel Blazer, aged 82.
CAROLINA AND TULANE
MEET IN FlNttfß TONIGHT
Uttle toflwiSe HrtweriFTeama - Wfifelf"
Fight in Basketball Finals.
Atlanta, Go., March 3 (By the Asso
ciated Press). —With little to choose be
tween the contestants North Carolina and
Tulane, the basketball championship of
the Southern Conference will be decided
here tonigh t. Only the Tar Heels and the
Green Backs are left to tell the story and
wind up the ball of eighteen
starting on the annual grind last Thurs
North Carolina has twice won the title
in four years of Conference Tournament, ,
while Tulane is making its first bid. The
piay of both teams has been impressive i
throughout the tournament. North Car
olina has won four games and Tulane has!
taken the bigger end of the score in three (
TO GIVE UP OFFICE!
Has Been Comnxiskmer of Pensions Dur- ■
Ing the Past Four Years.
(By the Associate'! Press)
Washington. March 3.—Washington
Gardner has submitted his resignation as
Commisioner of Pensions and it has been
accepted by President Coolidge, effective
tomorrow. Mr. Gardner who was ap
pointed by President Harding, is 80 years
old and is known as the dean of the gov
ernment bureau chiefs.
A successor to Mr. Gnrduer has not
Wqnt No W«t Tales Gamed Bark
Washington, D. C., March 3.—The
prohibition authorities and the Wash
ington police are trying to make it as
hard to get a drink in Washington
March 4 as it is to find a .waterhole on
the Sahara. They wadt the embar
rassing indiscretions for the thousands
of visitors to talk abOnt back home.
Police Commiteioner Oyster and
Superintendent of Police Sullivan have
ordered the rtrietest vigilance during
the inaugural period, and -have gone
event so far as to warn that'there’ll be
a shake-up in any precinct wmch evi
dence a laxity in keeping out the liquor
nvader. .' J ;
Bandits Gpt 30.000 in Cash.
(By the Adspetated Press)
St. Louiß, March’ 3.—Five armed men
entered the Mound City Trust. Co. today,
held 20 or 25 employes, and patrons at
bay, and escaped with approximately $30,-
000 in cash. One shot was fired by the
robbers but no one was injured.
Would Have Backbone to Refuse
Pretty Girl Solicitor Next Time
The Monroe Enquirer strikes at a spe
cies of robbery from which every town has
i suffered, in the following words:
i Prominent Citizen came into my office
■ the day after the Atlanta lady who hod
put on a little entertainment. for the
- Parent-Teacher Association, and who
I took tin S2BO, getting half of it herself,
» after we had done nearly all the work, and
i hod gone to other verdant pastures, and
r said: “Why don’t you cuss out such rob
bery?” ' . '• i i
“Why don’t you cuss out such roh
) bery?” I defended, offering-him a brand
) new pencil and a piece of white pagfer
r to write hht cuss words. i ■
“I don’t want to get in Dutch with
THE COTTON MARKET
Opened Steady,. Witji Few Additional
; Notices Causing 7 Point Decline For
(By the Associated Press)
New York. March B.—The cotton mar
ket opened steady today. A decline of 7
points on March was Influenced by a few
additional notices, but general prices were
1 to 8 points higher on overnight buying
.orders and reports on. the weather in the
southwest. March M|fkl up to 25.70 af
ter the Initial liquidation had been “ab-’
sorbed" and May advanced to 28.07, or
about 6 to 12 points net higher on cover
ing or trade buying. , The 25 cent level
for May attracted, heavy offerings from
the South and there were reactions of
some 10 or 15 points from the best before
the end of the first hour. There were
bullish comments on a private report in
dicating a total ginfling of 13.500.000
bales for the seasop, iwhile another pri
vate report that present indications point
ed to an increase of 3J6 per cent In acre
age appeared to be without effect.
Opening prices were: March 25.63;
May 25.00: July 26.15; ; October 25.65;
December 25.68. jlfi > ’
KELLOG WILL%AKE OATH
OF OFFICE ON'THURSDAY
Event Will Be Celebrated by Many Per
sons From Secretary—Designates His
(By the Asooetated Press)
Washington. March 3.*—Frank B. Kel
-1 log will take the oath of office as Secre
tary of State at 0:30 o’clock Thursday
The event will be made the occasion
for a general celebration by the Minne
The secretary-designate will be sworn
|in by Associate Justice Butler, of the
I Supreme Court; who was appointed to
the judiciary from St. .Paul.
HAS QUIT OFFICE
I Cabinet Was Formed Last November
j With Sethi Bey as Premier.
| (By the Associated Press)
Constantinople. March 3. —The Turk
ish government has resigned.
The Turkish cabinet, formed last No
vember w’th Sethi Bey as premier, was
recently confronted with a serious situa
tion. due to the outbreak of a rebellion in
Overmans Honored With Photographs
of the Ooolidges. ’
Washington, March 3.—Senator and
Mrs. Overman were signally honored by
President and Mrs. Coolidge today.
They were presented with autographed
photographs. The President Wrote at the
bottom of his picture a striking one,
‘“t’o Hon. Lee S. Overman, my friend
and associate,” (Signed) Calvin Cool
Mre. Coolidge wrote on hers. “To
Mrs. Overman, with cordial greetings”
‘‘Feb. 25 1025” (Signed) Grace Cool
SMorig Eyes Batter.
St. Louts, March 2.—Manager George
Sis'.er is not laying down any nard and
fast rules for the St- Louis Browns, now
at Tarpon Springs. Fla., hut announces
that 'he will make every effort to have
the players hew fothe line more closely
than at'MobMe in 1924.
There are flo changes in the training
schedule. Sisler says there is nothing
new in baseball, that is merely a matter
of perfecting old plays.
Quickly discovery that his warn has
improved, Sisler has waxed happy.
the women of the town,” said Prominent
“I don’t want to get in Dutch with the
women of the town,” I echoed.
; “Well, I paid $2 for a little old space
| on their program which wasn’t worth two
dents to me,” Mid the merchant,
i “Well, M you haven’t the backbone to
I refuse » pretty girl solicitor or a stran
. ger who knows how to make goo-goo eyes
you’ll fall foe the next one Just as you
. have in the past,” 1 told her.
I “I’ll be d—duraed if I do,” said the
■ good mao as he left, slammed the does,
acting as if he were peeved about some*
i thing or other.
SEC. MELLON SAYS
, ACCUSERS UNABLE
ID PROVE CHARGES
Writes President That Accus
ers Are As Far From .Prov
ing Charges Against Him
Now as They Were in 1920
One Petty Theft But
Otherwise the Government
l Agent Has Been Unable to
(By the Asstfelsted Pmw)
Washington. March 3.—Secretary Mel
lon in a letter to . resident Coolidge to
day informed the Executive that the
Treasurer’); accusers charging irregulari
ties in the handling of Federal securities* j
remain ns "far now in proving their '
charges as they were in 1020."
The Secretary said that with the ex- ]
ception of “a petty theft” involving some
$13,000 in bonds, the 2 1-2 years' inves- i
tigation by Chas. B. Brewer, department j
irf justice agent, and the more recent spec
ial house committee investigation had de- j
veloped nothing further than the reitera- ,
tlon of the charges, made in 1020 by .1. ,
W. McCarter, a former deputy register
of the Treasury.
Mr. Mellon’s letter wbitten as a reply
to’ the report submitted by the House com
mittee yesterday, advised the President
that, the Treasury administration regards i
the handling of federal securities as being
remarkably free from irregularities.
The latter called attention that there 1
were in excess of $100,000,000,000 worth
of Federal securities issued, practically
of which were under previous regimes,
and explained that former Secretary ,
Houston had established in a previous in- j
vestigation practically the same facts as ,
the present inquiry directed by Mr. Mel- i
lon - • <
BIRGLUM FLAYED BY \
ATLANTA CITY COUNCIL ,
Charge of Larceny Win Be Lodged !
Against Sculptor Today, the Officials !
Atlanta, March 2.— Resolutions ex- ‘
pressing, faith in the executive commit
tee of Abe Stone Mountain Confederate
Metr»rfJrtl A»oci.»tltfß fcfhgK* here 4
today by tl(e Atlanta cltytoouneil and
the John B. Gordon camp of Atlanta. .
Sons of Confederate veterans.
That of the city council expressed en
tire confidence in the integrity of the J
men in charge of the work and declares .
“the attacks made upon them by the ,
sculptor are unwarranted." The city
of Atlanta had contributed $20,000 to *
tie work of carving the memorial.
Both resolutions expressed the belief- ,
that Gutzon Borgluui, deposed sculptor
of the memorial who now is under $5,000 ’
bond for his appearance this week in-
Greensboro, N. C., for a habeas corpus !
hearing, was not the man for the work.
An indictment charging the sculptor f
with larceny from the house will be '
sought tomorrow from the DeKalb conn- !
ty grand jury .which will hear evidence
to the effect that in addition to causing
the models for the Stone Mountain me- !
morigl to be smashed, Broglum carried 1
several smaller models from the house
in which they were stored, authorities j
Borglum was arrested in Greensboro ,
on a farrant charging malicious mischief,
a misdemeanor. The new charges on
which an indictment is to be sought con- (
stitute a felony.
GIVE. PERSHING BIG ,
RECEPTION IN CUBA ,
General and Party is Welcomed at j
Santiago and Leave on Special Train
For Havana. ,
Havana. Cuba. March 2.—General (
John J. Pershing arrives at Santiago
de Cuba this morning on board the (
American battleship Utah, according to (
dispatches received from that city.
The general was given a reception at j
the city hall by local officials and a dc- ,
legation of Cuban government officials (
from Havana. American Ambassador (
E. H. Crowder and Major Shutan, (
American military attache, went to ,
Santiago Saturday to welcome the Utah
and hei< passengers.
A special train will leave Santiago
tonight with the party on board, arriv
ing here tomorrow night, it was an
ROUSE AGREES TO SENATE
Action Means SIO,OOO WUI Be Given for
Twentieth of May Celebration This
(By the Associated Press)
Washington, March 3. — House sanction
was given today to a senate bill which
would authorise a SIO,OOO appropriation
and apiwvnfinent of a commission for I T .
S. participation in the observance of the
150th anniversary of the signing of the
Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence
at Charlotte, N. C., on May 20, 1775.
The measure would provide for ap
pointment of a commission for the ob
servance eoUprising Senators, Represen
tatives and members of the public to be
named by the President. The anniver
sary will be, observed May 20th this year.
German Election on March 29th.
. Berlin, March 3 (By the Associated
' Press). —The date of the German preei
-1 dential election, at which a successor to
the late President Ebert will be chosen,
was officially fixed today as March 29th.
, Hats on iMe~ for the use of women I
■ visitors are proving a. profitable side
line with one New York milliner,
CHURCH MAP OF
All Churches Large and Small to Re In
cluded On Map to Be Prepare**
Duke University. \ ~\‘ A
(By the Associated Press)
Durham, March 3. — A huge map of
North Carolina Upon which every church
in thr'state, large and small and all of
denominations, will be indicated, is to
be made at Duke University this spring
by students in the rural sociology classes
conducted by Jrcf. J. M. Onnand, of the
department of religious education.
Already the students in the classes
have begun to collecr their material for
the work and several months will be re
quired to complete the work. Colors
will be used in making the map. Maps
of counties will be sent to each county
artd thoroughly informed persons in each
county will assist in the work. It is
intended that no church will be over
When completed the map will be of
great use to students of church and so
cial conditions of this state. It is the
belief of many students that rural de
velopment and good roads have made
many small country churches not only
unnecessary but harmful to church prog
ress. Before the advent of the auto
mobile and concrete roads churches nat
urally had to be closer together in or
der to serve all people. Now, liowever,
, too many churches in one small areud
makes all of them weak. It is only a
matter of time, it is pointed out, until
country churches vg-ill see the wisdom
of consolidation as have county schools'
The map will indicate the size and
strength of various churches and will
form a basis of study in rural church
problems and their relation to the city
churches. In many communities stu
dents are expected to find that consolida
tion of several churches of one denomi
nation into one better equipped plant
would mean a great deal to the religious
welfare of the co-operating congrega
TO AID TUBERCULAR
VETERANS OF WORLD WAR
Unfless .Something More Is Done Soon,
Many of Thom Will Die of Neglect.
(By the Associated Press)
Raleigh, March 3.—Unless something
more than the routine treatment is given
the disabled veterans of the World War
many men now suffering from tubercu
losis and mental diseases will never re
cover but will die of neglect, declared
A. Lindsay Skerry, national field secre
tary of the American Legion, in a state
ment issued in Italeigh. In discussing
this treatment of disabled veterans he
further stated that the need f for the
five million dollar endowment fund, now
being raised throughout the United
States, is absolutely imperative.
“The government is caring for bht
canngt *}**. the selective,
Ttnely necessary in iriawy-cases to” effect*
a cure.” said Mr. Skerry. "This selec
tive treatment is more than the giving of
a hospital routine and a course of medi
cine. It embraces the human. In
many cases a man must know that some
body cares if he is to regain his health.
He must be encouraged, helped,. coun
sellled and often times treated by ex
“The American Legion gives all this
free. Not a penny of the fund raised
will be spent on salaries, even for ex
perts. It will be spent in building and
running the machinery necessary for
finding those men. taking them to a suit
able place, establishing them in a prop
er occupation and watching over them
until they have fully recovered their
Governor A. W. McLean, honorary
chairman of the committee for the rais
ing the state's quota of $60,000, is now
engaged in selecting a number of men
and women from all sections of the state
to serve with him during the campaign.
ARE ABOUT COMPLETE
Ceremony WHI Be Quiet One in Contrast
With Many Held In Former Years.
Washington, March 3 (By the Asso
ciated Press). —In a setting that reflect
ed but dimly the sliowly splendor that
has shone upon inuagural history for a
century or more, the American govern
ment brought to completion today it plans
to instal a qew national administration
at noon tomorrow.
Everything considered, it was the quiet
est March 3rd of an inauguration year
that Washington has seen in many a
decade. The ceremonies tomorrow will
be somewhat more extended than that of
four years ago when President Harding
ordered that the whole inauguration be
attended by utter simplicity, but on that
occasion the pending change of govern
ment stirred the capital to a high pitch
of expectation and brought here a tre
mendous crowd of spectators.
Today the vide avenues of the capital
were almost barren of pre-inaugural
crowds, and only a ' scattered reviewing
stand and a profusion of red, white and
blue which draped almost every building
along the line of tomorrow's abbreviated
parade, evidenced the necessary approach
of another inaugural day.
At the White House today President
Coolidge was a little busier than usual,
receiving visitors and keeping track of
activities of .the dying Congress.
Died at Age of 105.
(By the Associated Press)
Savannah, Ga„ March 3. —Mrs. Geor
gia Nathans, whose memory carried her
back to the visit of LaFayette to Savan
nah during the nineteenth century, will
buried here today. Mrs. Nathans died
Sunday a6 she neared her 105th birth
Japan Would Support Arms Conference.
Tokto, March 8 (By the Associated
Press).—Baron Shidehara, foreign minis
ter, replying to a question of the upper
house today, said Japan was prepared to
participate in an armament conference
should America call one.
Earth Shock in Italy.
(By the Associated Press)
Antocan, Italy, March 3.—A strong
earth shock occurred here at 1;40 o’clock
this morning: No damage was report
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Notice Filed That Contest of
Election of Sen. Brookhart
Will Be Made Filed With
Senate During the Day.
ON THE SENATOR
Papers Were Read to Him as
He Left Senate Chamber—
Charges Committee Did
Not Act With Full Power.
(By the Associated Press)
Washington. March 3.—A contest of
the election of Senator Smith W. Brook
hart of lowa was filed with the Senate to
day by officials of the republican central
committee of lowa.
At the same time a copy of the papers
waR personally served on the Kenator by
B. B. Burnquist, of Ft. Dodge, chairman,
and H. E. Spangler, of Cedar -Rapids,
counsel for the committee. Senator
Brookhart who has already been read out
of the party councils by the Republican
I senate organization, previously had de
. dined to accept service unless by a United
. States Marshal. Just as he was leaving
; his office for the senate chamber today,
I however, he was handed formal notice of
.(the contest. »
The charges brought against Brook
hart are those outlined in a former reso
lution adopted by the state committee at
; Des Moines last year. Those bringing
the contest assert that the meeting of the
committee was a duly constituted one. but
the Senator asserts that a number of the * (
members of the committee already had
informed him of their repudiat
LITTLE CHANCE NOW FOIfPs
Congress Enters Home Stretch With Proj
ects of Major Importance .Luang Out
(By the Associated Press)
Washington, March 3. —The 68th Con
gress entered the stretch of its final ses
s:on today with all its remaining proj
ects for major legislation losing ground
in the race against time.
general agricultural legislation, she Mus
due Shoals bill, the Crampton prohibt-,
tion reorganization measure, the migratory
binl law, and virtually all the other leg
•islative proposals the leaders had hoped
to see written on the statute books be
fore final adjournment at noon tomorrow
seemed to be caught in a tangle of oppo
sition from wMcu they could not be extri
As a consequence, private bills and
matters of lesser importance occupied.the
attention of both the Senate and House
during most of the way, and promised to
keep them busy until late tonight.
One of the last major pieces of legis
lation to be abandoned was the co-oper
ative marketing bill.
Work on Salisbury’s New Baseball Park.
Salisbury. March 3.—Work on the new
baseball park here is progressing rapidly,
according to officials of the club. With
Salisbury's entrance in the Piedmont
League the directors immediately decided
to build a new park and with the open
ing of the season less than two months
away haste is imperative in pushing the
work to completion.
According to the specifications the lor
cal park will be one of the largest in
the Piedmont League, officials state. It
will be second in size only to the Wins
ton-Salem park, which has a large out
field area. There will be ample park
ing space at the local grounds, accord
ing to the plans, and the plans call for
a grandstand and bleachers of ample
size to care for the crowds that are ex
pected to attend the games here this
The grading contract lias been let to
a local eoucern and the work is going
forward as rapidly as possible. The
; contracts for the grandstand, water sys
■ tem, lights, etc., have been let to sepa
rate concerns and, the entire work ia
to be completed by March 21st.
Two Traiitmen Killed.
(Ey the Associated Press)
Cincinnati, 0., March 3. —J. Q. Catch*
ings, engineer, and Thomas C. Harrison,
: fireman, both of Somerset, : Ky„ were
killed early today when the locomotive of
their train, the Suwanee River Special,
of the Cincinnati Southern Railway, Cin
cinnati bound, turned over In the yards
at Helenwood, Tenn.
WiUle Hoppe Blew Up.
Chichago, March. 3.—Willie Hoppe,
world’s champion 18.2 blakline billiard
ist, tonight lost his last chance to re
tain the title in the incmational 18.2
balkline tournament here, when he was
' defeated by Edouard Horsemans, Bel
gian champion, 400 to 36, in seven
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WHAT BMITTVB CAT SAYS
Generally fair, tonight and .Wednesday,