• DISPATCHES *
State Legislature Will
Finish Work Tomorrow
a i A
Early in Week It Was Pre
dicted End Would Come
Later But Work Will Be
Ended on Time.
I4AWS ARE MADE
New Laws Will Put State
Government on Practically
New Basis When They
Raleigh, March 0 (By the Associated
Press). —With a Record for legislation
drastically changing the administration
of the state government, the General As
sembly Is expected to adjourn tomorrow,
sine die, with the completion bf its ■allot
ted sixty day span of life.
Behind it in Ralejgh will be left n
state government in which the Governor
has been given largely increased powers;
sioine of the duties of state and insurance
departments have been transferred to the
revenue department; powers of the cor
poration commission have been increased
by giving it control over the inter-city
bus lines; all institutions and depart
ments bnve teen placed on definite appro
, printions; a new budget system has been
accepted designed to effect economies in
the government; two new state depart
ments have been acted upon.
One of tiie outstanding facts about the
1925 General Assembly, however. Is the
extent to which it has followed (he Gov
ernor's lead. With one exception every
request made by him has been granted.
Measures constituting radical departure
from past practices have beeu enacted in
to law at his -bidding.
Taxes have been increased by the leg
islature so as to provide an annual reve
nue of approximately $12,000,000 com
pared with approximately $8,000,000 as
A deficit In the general fund the
state of approximately $0,000,000 has
been recognized as existing as of June
30, 1025, and $400,000 per annum has
been provided for in the appropriations
bill to begin the funding of this deficit.
A road bond issue, of $20,000,000 divid
ed equally between 1026 and 1026 was
passed for continuance of the highway
program of the state, bringing the total
bond issue for this purpose to $85,000,-
000. legislative leaders had planned for
11 n issue of $35,000,000 but Governor Mc-
Lean in a message to the body urgjhtt it
liin saw -W* M-r
At the Governor’s request the Legis
lature has enacted- into law the legisla
tive budget system, making the Governor
the responsible head of the state's finan
Under this, he has the power to go In
to the operation of all departments and
institutions and recommend changes to
All institutions and departments are
placed on a definite budget basis, over
which they cannot draw without approv
al of the Governor and the Council of
State. The Governor is made responsi
ble for drawing rev'enuc and appropria
tion bills each biennium to fit one an-'
other, and all appropriations are brought
into one bill instead of close to 100 sep
ardate measures as heretofore.
The Governor urged upon the Legisla
ture and it approved an educational com
mission to investigate the state’s educa
tional a pardon commission to
take over the clemency powers of the
Governor, this measure being up for its
final passage today; a legally appointed
executioner of the state penitentiary to
relieve the warden of that duty; crea
tion of a department of conservation from
the Geological and Economic Survey; cre
ating of an institutional department out
of the state prison which heretofore has
been a separate corporation: appointment
of a wage investigating commission toln
vestigate wages of alt state employees
with a view to eliminating unnecessary
employees; and adopting standard wage
scale; removal of tax collecting powers
of the Secretary of State In connection
with the auto license department, and
those of the insurance department to the
Department of Revenue; broadening
considerably the powers of the last nam
ed department, this change being to elim
inate overlapping of work and useless
employment of persons to exercise tax
collect ion functions; $20,000,000 for road
improvement; daily deposit with the
Treasury of all state funds to save inter
est charges on short term financing, and
other measures of less importance.
Movie Tax Gets Attention Again.
Raleigh, March 6.—The House today
called up from the unfavorable calendar
the measure designed to place a tax on
mowing picture admissions for the benefit
of Confederate Veterans, and set it as a
special prder for 12 o’clock. This action
followed the rejection by the body last
nnight of a $2 tax an automobiles of the
state for the same purpose.
The House on motion of Representa
tive Wilkes tabled the measure designed
to take certain territory ‘‘away from
Wilkes county and make it a part of
Caldwell county. Action came after a
sharp debate. At noon the House took
up the moving picture tax to aid Con
federate Veterans as a special order.
- Local Measures In the Senate.
Raleigb, March 6.—ln the Senate which
met today a half hour after the House
got into a'ction, the reading of the com
mittee reportß and consideration of the
local calendars took up the first’hour. It
was anticipated the appropriation bill
would come to the body dut log' the day,
having received final house approval last
On motion of Senator Sharp, of Sock-
Ingham, seconded by Senator Burgwyn,
of Northampton, the Senate rated to re
refer the Grady co-operative marketing
bill designed to do away with the fajinjc
twu feature in co-eperative contract vlo
The Concord Daily Tribune
* SALARY AND WAGS COMMISSION
' Governor McLean Now Considering Ap
! point ment bf Five Members.
t*y the Associated Press)
Raleigh, N. C. March 6—Governor A.
W. Mclienn is mow considering the ap
pointment of the five members of tlie
J Sjtalary and Wage Commission. 11 ,-om
mSedan created by the 1325 General
Assembly tor the purpose of mvesti
i gating the salaries and wages of the
r subordinate officers, clerks and employes
of the executive and administrative de
r partments and other agencies of the
State, and to fix a salary and wage
schedule tor theee employes.
The creation of this commission was
1 at. the request of Governor McLean, and
1 is in keeping with his avowed program
1 of economy in the administration of
the affairs of the State. The bill was
introduced in the Senate by Senators
(’lark of Bladen, Johnson of Robeson,
McKefhan, Long, Hargett, Tapp, Ebbs.
Shtiford, and Howard, and passed the
two houses in record time, the measure
meeting with the jienrty approval of the
majority of the members of the House
The bill provides that on or before the
first day of April, 1925, the Governor
shall appoint five persons Vho. nre ex
perienced and versed in the costs and
values of wages and services such ns
are rendered by • subordinate officers,
clerks and employes of the various State
Departments. The members of the cotu
rn ission are to receive their railroad
fares and sustenance, not to exceed five
dollars per day. during, the time they
nr actually engaged in the performance
of their duties. The persons so appoint
ed arc to meet immediately, after notice
of such appointment, in the ejty of Ral
eigh, at the call of the Governor, and
begin immediately the performance of
their duties. ,
According to the provisions of the
bill and the salaries and wages have
been classified and fixed the schedule
must be filed with the Governor, and
upon approval by him will become the
standard salaries nnd wages for all
subordinates, clerks nnd employes of the
The. bill requires the hands of each
department to file a list of the employes
in their respecive departments, snow
ing the salaries paid each employe and
the salary fixed by the commission
under the approved schedule. The Audi
tor is forbidded to draw the warrant for
the payment of any salary or wage of
any employe in any department, other
than the salaries fixed in the schedule,
mi. 1 iff,
BLACK MER AND O'NEIL
QUESTIONED IN PARIS
Asked About Teapot Dome Lease But
Both Refused to Answer Questions
Put to Them.
’ Paris, March 6 (By the Associated
Press). —H. M. Blackmer and James E.
O’Neill, former officials of American o : l
companies who have been visiting in
France, were summoned before the civil
tribunal of the Seine on February 24th
tor interrogation by Ulrich J. Mengart,
special representative of 'the U. S. State
Department, in connection with the Tea
pot Dome naval oil reserve case, it was
revealed today. Both men, it was add
ed, refused to testify.
With Our Advertisers.
For Friday and Saturday the Parks-
Relk Co. has a number of specials for
the men and young men.
You always get prompt and dependable
service at Howard's Filling Station.
Patt Covington always has something
to interest you in his ad. Read it to
Now is the time to place your orders
tor- awnings. See ad. of Concord Fur
See the specials for Friday and Satur
day in the ad. of the Piggly Wiggly Co.
Splendid .values in aprons at only 79
cents at J. C. Penney Co’s.
Eight big days of the Spring Opening
Sale at Efird’s. Spring goods now on 1
Everything for the gardener at the
Yorke A Wadsworth Co’s. Phone 30.
The Bob’s Dry Cleaning Co. gives
you the most thorough and most intelli
At Parker’s Stoe Store, on Friday,
Saturday and Monday you will find an
assemblage of up-to-date styles and pat
terns. Prices up to $6.95, all the very
Dodge Bros, motor cars and Firestone
tires and tubes at the Corl Motor Co's.
New Victor records for March at the
Bell A Harris Furniture Company’s mu
sis department. See list in new ad. to
Mrs. Wilson Honored.
(Hr the Associated Press.)
Washington, March 6.—Mrs. Wood
row Wilson was reeelected honorary pres
ident and Mrs. J, Borden Harriman pres
ident of the Women’s National .Democrat
ic Club at the annual meeting of the
club here today. All other officers were
relected with the exception of Mrs. J. C.
Cantrill, second vice president, who has
resigned. Mrs. Blair Banister was
named to succed her.
lation to the committee on agriculture.
This action followed a debate in which
, Senator Howard of Edgecombe, charged
. that the re-reference motion Was design
. ed to kill the bIU.
> Nettles BIU Passes Second Reading.
Raleigh, March 6.—ln the second show
l down in thirteen hours on Confederate
, pebsions, the House this afternoon voted
: 71 to 12 to pass on .Its second reading
the Nettles bill, taxing admission to mo-,
tion picture theatres and kindred amuse-1
, meats, for the benefit of Confederate Vet
■ erans. It was agreed that the bill'
I should be placed on the calendar so as to
■ come up the first thing tomorrow on its
■ third reading. " V ‘
Colonel William J. Simmons, founder
land former emperor of the Ku Klux
Klan, la near death from Injuries re
ceived In an automobile accident
BILL TO ESTABLISH
TEXT BOOK COMMISSION
With Fill! Power to Select Boohs For
State Public Schools.
(By the Associated Press)
Raleigh, N. 0.. March 6.—Full power
to select the text books to be used in the
public schools of the State will be vested
in the Text Book Commission .If a bill
now pending before the General Assembly
is enacted into law. The measure would
make the Commission the final arbiter as
to text books and its decisions would rule
The present law gives the Commission
only the power of reeommendnttipn and
the State Board of duration makes the
fipnl decision. The State Board would
be eliminated as a factor If the new leg
islation is enacted.
The purpose of the measure, it is said,
is to vest the power in a body which is
composed of educators familiar with the
books used in the schools and well posted
on new books which might prove of aid
in the educational system. The Text
Book Commission is to be composed of
teachers, principals supervisors and sup
erintendents under the proposed law and
would consist of nine members. .The
Governor would be ex-offieio chairman
but would not have any power of veto or
appeal from the decisions of the Com
mission. He would have only vote only.
The State Superintendent of Public 11-
struction would be ex-officio Secretary of
the Commission and would have one vote.
He, however, would have to approve the
suggested course of study as outlined by
The measure jvould .provide foiv/.Jbc
years', subject to removal by the Govern
or aud Superintendent for' good cause.
They would receive S2OO for their ser
vices and nfter the first year five dollars
per diem of actual service for expenses.
M KILLED AND OTHERB '
WOUNDED IN EXPLOSION
Capital of Soviet Russia Scene of Acci
dent Caused by Explosion of Oxygen
Leningrad, March 6 (By the Assoc!
oted Press). —Twenitysix people were
killed aud ini unknown number wounded
by an explosion of oxygen tanks in a
building in the ceilter of Leningrad.
\ The explosion caused a panic in the
vicinity, and scattered debris and parts
of human bodies in every direction.
Most of the victims were women and chil
Oakboro High School Barely Eseapea
Oakboro, March 4. —Oakboro had a
bad fire scare yesterday morning, and
the blaze was discovered just In time to
prevent a dangerous loss of -property to
say nothing of what might have happen
ed tp the large number of pupils of the
Oakboro school. When one of the pu
pils ’ discovered the blaze through the
“scuttle hole,” which had been left open,
it was getting a pretty good start on
the shingle roof of the Oakboro high
school building. The boy gave the alarm,
and the students were all gotten out in
order. Then the attention of the larger
pupils and the superintendent was turned
to putting out the blaze, and, with the
assistance of all, the fire was soon under
control with no big amount of damage
done to the building. The damage is said
to be entirely covered by insurance.
Only for the fortunate fact that the
“scuttle hole” had been left open, the
building would, no doubt, have been de
stroyed, and serious injury might have
resulted to some of the pupils who were
at work in the building when the fire
occurred. But through the hole the blaze
could be seen from one of the class rooms,
hence it's timely discovery.
The affair, while not so serious, put
the people of this section to thinking of
the great danger of a public school build
ing, especially a two-story one, being
covered with shingles.
Elect Education Board By Mecklenburg
Raleigh, March s.—Senator Hamilton
C. Jones has introduced a bill providing
for the eleetion of the Mecklenburg
county board of education by the people
In order to carry out the instructions of
the democratic county convention last
year. Under tbe present syetem, the
members of the board are selected in the
primary and tbeir appointments made
by the general assembly. Senator Jones’
bil would provide for their election in
the regu'ar election, thereby avoiding
their appointment by the Legislature.
Legislative appointment is the policy
of the general assembly and it is consid
ered doubtful that tbe senator’s bill
will be adopted. In introducing it, how
ever, be is aiding by the instructions of
I the county convention of the party.
The minister of justice has asked tbe
Danish parliament to legalize the ending
of suffering by death at the request of
a patient hopelessly ill or fatally injur
ed. • *
N. G„ FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 1925
MRS. DOM FENTRESS
. INDICTED BY GRAND
Jury Charges Mrs. Fentress
and Riddle Capps With the
Murder of Former’s Hus
band on November 9,1924.
THREE OriEs IN
JAIL pOR CRIME
Jury and Released—
Fentress Dead Body Found
Near Door t# Barn.
(By llie Vssoqtalecl Press)
Elizabeth City, N. JT!.. March 6.— Mrs.
f Dora Fentress today was held in jail ami
officers were searching tor Itiddie Cupps,
farmer, of Knotts ligand. following the
indictment of the two yesterday charged
by the Currituck foUnty grand jury
■ with the murder bf Mrs. Fentress’
, husband on November 9, 1924, Early
Ballance, Claude Tindall. Lester Davis,
and Tom Pallet, of £notts Island, who
had been held in connection with the
killing of Fentress, were not indicted.
Fentress’ body was found at the door
of his barn lat# one bight and investiga
tion since has been Underway.
Mrs. Fentress and her daughter by n
former marriage, Viq|a Litchfield, aged
15, have been in charge of Hie teaeherage
at Currituck School.' bliss Litchfield and
two small children of Mrs. Fentress by
her last husbnnd, st.lH are at the tench
erage. ' C
DRASTIC LIQUOR CRUSADE
IS STARTED IN NEW YORK
New District Attorney Begins Padlock
Proceedings Against Best Knbwn
New York. March s.—Padlock pro
ceedings rather than the arrest of of
fenders wi’l be used here in the future
to enforce the prohibition law. United
States Attorney Emory R. Buckner said
today. Mr. Buckner, who succeeded
Colonel - William Hayward only last
Monday, today began proceedings in
United States district court to close for
at least, one year 14 of the' city’s lead
ing cabarets, clubs nnd fashionable
/Mr. Buckner's drivvis the most dras
efejn the history city, and, j£
successful, considerably ■-•wifi dim the
luster of the lights of New York's great
white, way. The fashionable and ex
pensive supper clubs, and night life re
sorts against which he already has
sought padlock injunctions are the
Beaux Arts restaurant, Club Moritz,
Club Borgo. Club Mirador. Club Deau
ville, Colney restaurant, El Fey club,
Lido-Venice, Meadowbrook restaurant)
Monte Carlo, Mouquin's restaurant.
Piping Rock restaurant, Restaurant
Orillon and the Restaurant I/Aiglon.
MISS “MARY M’SWINEY
TALKS ABOUT. IRELAND
Says Country Has Been Given Freedom
In Name Only—King Is Still Master.
(By the Associated Press)
Asheville, "March 6.—The King of Eng
'and is the master of Ireland, the Irish
Free State is free in name only, and
the people of Ireland will not rest until
they have attained complete independ
ence, declared Miss Mary MaeSwiney,
sister of the late Terence MaeSwiney,
lord mayor of Dublin, who is in Ashe
ville for a visit with her sister. Madam
MaeSwiney, at St. Genevieve College. 1
Governor in Receipt of Protest of
Raleigh, March s.—Governor McLean
has not ns yet made a reply to the letter
of the Gastonia ministers, protesting
th article which appeared in the Jour
nal of Social forces, the University pub
lication. it was stnted at the executive
offices this afternoon. He press of
legislative business has deprived the
governor of the opportunity to even
read the article attacked, although he
has been supplied with a eopy of the
publication. It was. indicated that he
would acknowledge the protest of the
Launch Plan to Make Wilson’s Home
Staunton, Va., March 5. Initial
steps were taken by prominent citizens
of Staunton today to organize a nation
al Woodrow. Wilson birthplace memorial
committee. President Edwin A. Alder
man, of tRe University of Virginia, a
life-long friend of, the late President,
has> accepted: chairmanship of the com
; mitte«, If wbb announced, and will direct
a drive to establish as a national shrine
and permanent memorial the birthp'ace
: here of tbe world war President of the
United Sta'es. " ■ ,
Heavy Fall of Snow Is Recorded at
Elkin. March s.—The heaviest snow-
I fall of the winter fell here last night.
and but for tbe rain which followed
1 would have blanketed the earth com
pletely. The snow followed on the heels
■ of the most frigid blast of the winter.
The mercury having descended on Tues
day to the lowest level recorded during
; the season.
■ Chance Date For Confederate Reunion.
(By the- Associated Press)
I Wilson, March 6.— The date of the an
• nual reunion of the United Confederate
f Veterans of North Carolina has been
changed to June 3-5 at Wilson, it was
announced today by John W. Durham
: Chapter of Daugh tecs )»f the Confederacy,
r in charge of arrangements for the reun
f ion. The change of date was made to
- avoid conflict with the national reunion
at Dallas, Texas.
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many pretty things which hop along
Broadway for the benefit of the tired
business man Her press agent says
* beautiful figure and personality
make her irresistibly
GAINS IN CHURCH MEMBERSHIP
ECLIPSE POPULATION INCREASE
Jump of ISO Per Cent, in Religious Af
ftliatioif—Past Year Notable One.
New York. March s.—While the popu
lation of the nation has increased St)
per cent, wince 1891, the church member
ship of the nation has increased 130 per
cent., it was disclosed tonight in The
Christian Herald’s annual census of re
An aggregate net gain of 60,000 mem
bers was reported for the year, bringing
the grand total of communicants to 46,-
The Roman Catholic continues in the
lead wiUt nearly 16,000,000 communi
- 6#iff£ fftdeifite3^ : ftitt«rsa"dP22i»^«».--
The evangelical group recorded a gain
over 1023 of 366.336, its communicants
reaching 28,021,053, Leading this group
are the Methodists, with 8,700.007 mem
bers and the Baptists with 8,227,225.
The Baptists had the larger increase,
however, with a gain of 88,003, accord
ing to the census.
The census shows that the number of
ministers increased by 3,470 during the
year, 1,530 fewer than the 1023 increase.
This was held due to the post-war ten
dency of churchetj of different denomina
tions to consolidate for the sake of econ
omy ad efficiency. The total number of
ministers in 1024 was 213,220, compared
with 200,480 in 1023.
Approve Ban Put On Subversive Teach
Charlotte, March s.—Hearty approval
of the county school board’s stand to
keep out of the curriculum of the county
schools any doctrine subverisve of the
teachings of the Bible was voiced by the
city council of the Parent-Teacher As
sociations of Charlotte in a meeting Wed
nesday at the office of H. P. Harding,
superintendent of city schools.
The council has' always approved the
idea of teaching the Bible in the public
schools an an elective course, it was an
nounced. and in its meeting Wednesday
the body reiterated its position in the
matter. It also gave to the school board
assurance of its support against the
teaching of any subjects in the public
schools that would tend to impair the
Christian faith. The meeting of the
council was attended by representatives
of the eleven public schools in the city.
Mrs. Frank B. Smith presided as chair
Wilson County Votes for Road Bonds.
(By the Associated Press)
Wilson, March 6.—By a majority of
, 1,958 votes, Wilson county yesterday vot
ed to issue $1,250,000 in bonds for road
improvement, it was announced today by
election (Officials. Steps will be taken
in the near future to place the issue
on the market so that the work may be
gin, it was said.
Property , of Borglum Attached.
(By the Associated Press)
Stamford, Conn.. March o.—Approxi
mately 100 acres of property here owned
by Gutzon Borglum, the sculptor, have
been attached for $30,000 in a suit
brought by David C. Stevenson, of In
dianapolis, On two notes, one for $lB,-
■ 000 and the other for $5,00. The notes
were made in August and October, 1023.
Nominated for Tariff Commission.
1 (By the Associated Press)
Washington, March o.—Fred P. I)en
-1 nis, of Princess Anne. Md., was nominat
ed today by President Coolidge to suc
ceed David J. Lewis, also of Maryland,
: as a member of the tariff commission.
Thousands of starving horses wander
, .the highways and plains of eastern) Ore
gon. Having no commercial value no
. one seems to care what becomes of them.
! The Ziczac, a little bird, walks about
1 inside the mouth of the crocodile, clean
' ing the reptile’s teeth by picking up food
-j Drums, which constitute the wireless
> news broadcasting system of the native
> African blacks, can be heard sixteen
WANTS A NON-PARTISAN
STATE SUPREME COURT
B*H io Provide That Not More Than
Three- Justices Belong to the Same
(By the Associated Press)
Raleigh, X. 0., March 6. —Not more
than three of the five justices of the Su
preme Court shall belong to any one po
litical party within the State of North
Carolina, if the bill, introduced in the
house of representatives by Representa
■ tive Butler, from Sampson eounty. is
ratified by the general, assembly. The
bill was referred to the house committee
on Judiciary No. 2.
According to the provisions of this bill
no vacancy occurring in the Supreme
Court could be filler), either by a vote of
the people pr by appointment, if as many
as three of the remaining members of
the body belong to the same politieal
tody as the candidate elected or appoint
The measure which is known as “A
bill to be entitled an act to provide for
a non-partisan -Supreme Court,” is word
ed as follows:
“Section 1. That hereafter no one
shall be voter! for at an election for the
chief justice of the Supreme Court of
North Carolina, nor shall the State board
of elections declare any one elected to
the office of chief justice or associate jus
tice of the Supreme Court, nor shall any
one qualify and serve in such court as
long as three members of said court shall
belong to the same political party.
"Section 2: That whenever one or
as many as two vacancies shall occur in
the Supreme Court as at present consti
tuted, and whenever any person whose
name lias been certified to the State
Board of Elections as a candidate for
either the chief justice or associate jus,-
tice of the Supreme Court, and who shall
be voted for by any number of electors
of the State at any election hereafter,
Hie person or persons not exceeding two
in number, of a different political party
who shall receive the highest number
of votes on such party ticket shall be
declared elected to the ojee of chief jus
tice or associate justice of the Supreme
Court of North Carolina by the State
board of elections, to the end that the
- minority political party or parties with
in this State shall have representation on
, said court by at least two members of
the five members constituting its person
nel, as soon as one or more vacancies
"Section 3: It is the purpose and in
i tent of this act that not more than three
of the five justices of the Supreme Court
shall belong to any one political party
within this State.
"Section 4: That all laws and clauses
of laws in conflict with the provisions
of this act are hereby repealed.
“Section 5: That this act shall be in
force from and after its ratification.”
TESTS FOR ANTI-AIRCRAFT
GUNS HELD DURING DAY
TtSf' Made" to’ Shfw Fffocftvcnesk of flti*
Guns Against Air Bombers.
(By the Associated Press.)
Fortress Monroe, Va., March 6.—Post
war anti-aircraft guns were matched to
day in a test with aircraft to demon
state before doubtful legislators and oth
er Washington officials 'their worth against
enemy ak- bombers. The test was ar
ranged by Secretary Weeks and was de
signed to help in the determination of
the question of the relative value of land
guns and aircraft as defensive weapons'
against air invaders in war times.
Only one side of the question, however,
was to, be emphasized. That was the
progress since 1018 in developing gun
fire efficiency against invading air craft.
In the test today the guns were supplied
with shrapnel charges, while the airplanes
were allowed the test of target towing,
and were not permitted to do bombing or
returning fire of the guns.
Dealer Describes Demand For Diamonds
London, March 6.—There is no likeli
hood of diamonds becoming as cheap as
colored beads, despite the recent prolific
discoveries in South Africa, Gordon Na
than, a prominent diamond dealer, said
recently to a reporter of the Daily Graph
“There never will be enough natural
diamonds to satisfy the demands,” the
speaker added. “Even if that mysterious
syindicate of which we hear so much
fulfilled its threat and flooded the mar
ket today with $100,000,000 worth of dia
monds, no lasting harm would be done.
They would be bought up in ten min
utes ; tile trade would suffer a temporary
depression and tiie demand in a short
time would be as keen as ever.”
Col. Forbes Wants Appeal.
Chicago, March 6 (By the Associated
Press). —Application for a writ of er
ror on behalf of Col. Chas R. Forbes, for
mer head of the United Veterans Bu
reau. recently found guilty with John
W. Thompson of conspiracy was filed in
Federal court today. Forbes' counsel
seeks to" appeal to the U. S. circuit court
of appeals. .
, Mrs. McCormick Gets Husband's Estate.
(By the Associated Press)
'Chicago, March o.—The late U. S.
Senator Medill McCarmick left his entire
estate of upward of $2,000,000 accord
ing to estimate of his attorneys, to his
widow, Mrs. Ruth ‘Hannah McCormick,
; for her lifetime.
Want Fall For Witness.
(By the Assoc iated Press)
Cheyenne, Wyo., March 6. —Albert F.
. Fall, former secretary of the Interior,
. will be served today at El Paso, Texas,
. with a subpoena to appear as a witness
, for the government in the Teapot Dome
lease annulment trial opening here on
Monday, it was announced today.
Heavy snows have driven elk and deer
> into the town of Banff. Alberta, where
. they make the rounds of the homes in
search of food, which is not denied them,
The Japanese and United States war
1 departments have arranged for the ex
change of language officers for a period
of six months.
s It is almost impossible to buy a glass
i of fresh milk in New Eealand where tea
. is the uuivemi drink.
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; COL JAMES FECHET
; Sec. Weeks Has Made De
cision and Coi. Fechet Will
Take Place Held Now by
HIS PRESENT RANK
Change Will Take Place On
April 27th—Record of Col.
Fechet Found Favor With
the War Secretary.
(By the Associated Press)
Washington, Mar. o.—Selection of Col.
James E. Fechet to be assistant chief of
tiie army nir service, to succeed Brig.
Gen. Mitchell, was announced today by
Gen. Mitchell's term as assistant chief
will expire Apr,: 27th. when Col. Fetehet
will assume the duties and the rank of
Brig, Gen., Gen. Mitchell reverting to hia
own rank of Colonel.
Col. Fetchet's nomination is expected
to be sent to the Senate soon*by Presi
dent Coolidge, Secretary Weeks linving
, recommended him for the post after ex
amination of the records of nil officers of
, suitable rank.
Col. Fetehet was born in Texas Aug
■ ust 21. 1877, and enlisted as a private
, in tiie 6th Cavalry during the War with
Spain. April 18, 1808. He became sec
ond lieutenant in 1000 and has passed
through other grades to his present rank
iu the regular army.
THE COTTON MARKET
Opened Steady at Decline of 4 Points on
October, But Generally 4 to IS Pointa
(By the Associated Press)
New York. March 6. —The cotton mar
ket oiiened .sfendy today at a decline of
4 points on October, but generally 4 to
13 points higher in response to realtively
firm cables and overnight reports of a
continued good spot demand. Talk of
better prospects for rain in the south
west, accounted for the relatively easy
showing of October, and the general list
eased off under realizing for over the
week-end. May) sold off to 25.85 and
October to 25.3. V before the-end of the
Liverpool- was a buyer of May herb,
but New Orleans and other southern
points sold. There wait a good deal of
commission house liquidation.
The-opening prices were March: 25.85;
May 20.05; July 16.18; Oct. 25.58; Dec,
Two Negro Burglars in Toils at Char
Charlotte. March s.—With the arrest
of Lewis Gibson, negro, at the home of
Dr. A. A. MeGeachy, 622 North College
Street, the police believe that they hgve
apprehended the ring-leader of the gang
of negro burglars that have been terror
izing the city' for the past two months.
Gibson, it was said, entered the home
of the pastor of the Second Presbyterian
Church, about 6:30 Monday night. Dr.
MeGeachy, who was alone at the time,
was. upstairs and hearing a noise came
down and found the negro in tiie hallway.
Asked what he was doing there the negro
was unable to explain and started, for the
door. Dr. MeGeachy ordered him to
halt and telephoned the police station.
Detectives Owens and Dry answered
the call and arrested Gibson. Gibson
was turned over to Detectives Bradley,
Porter and Earnhardt for questioning
and after an hour of grilling the negro
is said*to have confessed that he had
robbed many residences in past month
and gave the officers the name and ad
dress of his pal, James Williams, resid
ing at 26 Black Bottoms. Williams
New Senate Organized.
(By the Associated Press)
Washington, March 6. —With the sup
port of tiie senators they have read out
of the party councils, the -republicans
proceeded today to the reorganization of
the new senate.
Senator Moses, of New Hampshire,
was elected pro-tempore, 35 to 50, over
Senator Pittman, democrat of Nevada,
the choice of the democratic conference.
Aviators Use Parachutes to Save Lives,
(By the Associated Press)
San Antonio, March 6.—When two
Kelley Field plane*, collided in mid. air
at an elevation of about 4,000 feet to
day both piltos jumped from the wrecked
planes in parachutes, soon after the burn
ing planes, locked wing in wing, crashed
to the earth.
Another Favorable Report tor Warren. *
(By the Associated Press)
Washington, March 6.—A second fav
orable report on the nomination of Chas.
B. of Michigan, to be attorney
general was ordered today by the senate
WHAT SHITTVS CAT BAYS
i Fair tonight, warmer in extreme west