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MEN'S WIE SENT
TO SENATE AH fil
Nomination Was Sent to the
Senate Again Today, After
a Conference Between the
I President 'and Warren.
THINKS WILL HAVE
President Decides to Fight
Out Issue by Giving Re
publican Senators Another
Chance to Confirm
(By (he Associated Press)
Washington, March 12. —President
Coolidge threw the gauntlet to his op
;>oneHts in the senate today by' again
submitting the nomination of (’has. B. •
Warren to be Attorney General.
Without a word of comment the Pres
ident sent back the nomination just in
time to have it waiting on the Senate
doorstep when the day’s session began at
Tito decision of the Chief Executive as
tonished most of the Senators, including
ranking republican leaders, who had ad
vised the White House that if returned
the name of Mr. Warren would fare no
better thnn it did when the Senate re
jected it Tuesday on a tie vote.
Some old timers in the senate could
recall no precedent for the return of a
cabinet nomination that already had fail
ed to command a majority.
Republican leaders had previously ad
vised Mr. Coolidge that the situation ap
peared hopeless, but with Mr. Warren's
arrival here there was a st'ffening of the
republican lines and a careful canvass of
the outlook during the long talk between
the President, Senator Butler and the
nominee, resulted in a decision that con
firmation would be possible by a narrow
Meanwhile the opposition, which in
cluded almost the whole Democratic mem
bership and a group of republican insur
gents, also sought to reorganize strength
in such away as to again block senate
approval. It was indicated tjiat the Pres
ident's action might lengthen the session
of the Senate which leaders hoped to
end ou Saturday.
" -After a conference with Mr. Warren,
yvltjhdmd been sumjnoned^refir^TSptroit
a single vote, the President decided Jo
fight out the issue by giving the Re
publican senate leaders ariother oppor
tunity to try for confirmation.
Senator Butler, of Massachusetts, a
close personal friend of the President,
was present at the White House con
ference, and said he believed the neces
sary votes for confirmation could be ob
After the conference there were indi
cations that the President would issue
a statement on the department of jus
tice situation later in the day. Mean
while Mr. Warren let it be known he
would have nothing to say.
J. ZEB GREEN NOW s
A McLEAN CONVERT
Marahvllle Man, Who Troubled Morri
son, Will Stick Unless Something Hap
Tom Bost in Greensboro News.
Ualeigh. March 11.—J. Zeb Green,
prize Piedmont Insurgent, heckler of Gov
ernor Cameron Morrison in the olden
days, and maker of the Marshville Home,
has been converted to Governor McLean.
Announcement that the devil is dead
and that the pope seriously contemplates
tinning Presbyterian are in order, but
Mr. 'Green gives himself a getting out
place. If he knows what he is talking
about, and he fears that he generally
does, he is for Governor McLean, but
the alliance with his excellency is condi
tioned solely on Mr. Green’s asuumption
that ifi- has not deceive dhimself.
Mr. Green was a “pop” in the days
of Weaver, Bryan, Tom Watson, Silver
Dick Bland. But when the imps blend
ed their agrarianism with protection and
Hamiltonianism, J. Zeb could not go with'
them. So he became an irregular, ir
reconeiliab’.e. Irrepressible Democrat. He
seems to have caused more misery to
Governor Morrison than all others com
bined. Os course he was against Gov
ernor McLean largely because Governor
Morrison was for him. But this is the
way he feels about it now, and he writes
it straight to his excellency: 1
“If I am not deceived with myself I
bjb gloriously and almost shouting ly
converted to your administration. Be
ing an orthodox Methodist this conver
sion will hold steadfastly good unless
there arises some unforeseen cause for
Senator Wheeler’s Case to Be Called
(By the Associated Press)
Great Falls, Mont., March 12. —The
case of the United States against Sen
ator Burton K. Wheeler, of Montana,
charged in a grand jury indictment with
having accepted emloyment in a matter
in which the United States held inter
estsfi after his election as United States
Senator, was set down by Judge C .N.
Pray this morning for trial in federal
court here April 16th.
Improvement in Labor Situation.
Raleigh, March 11. — Considerable im
provement In the labor situation during
the week beginning March 2nd and end
ing March 7th is noted in the wekely re
port of thfe State and federal employ
ment service, which was made public here
today by Frank D. Crist, commissioner
of labor and printing. A total of 985
applicants were given employment dur
ing the week through the six employment
offices in the state, ns compared with
606 for the preceding week.
The Concord Daily Tribune
CRIPPLED YOUTH DIES
IN CHARLOTTE “Y” POOL
Former Governor Morrison Finds No
Fault With Legislature’s Ac. ions.
Charlotte. March 11.—Nat C. White,
Jr-. 21; well known young man of this
city, was found dead shortly before noon
today sh the swimming pool at the Y.
’ M. C. A. Physicians expressed the opin
' ion that he was seized with a sudden
, heart attack and died almost instantly.
He was a cripple, being partially par
alyzed as a result of an attack of in
, fantile paralysis, but in spite of this
’ handicap was able to handle himself well
■ in the water-and was a frequent visitor
, at the pool.
’ His body was found in the pool by
a negro janitor. Physical Director Carl
Link and Dr. E. H, Hand reached the
youth immediately but restorntive efforts
were of no avail. Dr. Hand estimated
, the body had been under wnter not more
than twenty minutes.
The youth was seen by a number of
, persons at the Y. M. C> A. building as lie
went alone to the swimming pool.
He is survived by his parents, Mr. and
’ Mrs. N. C. White, of East Seventh
Street, a brother and three sisters. Fun
eral services will be held at the home
THE COTTON MARKET
i— • ~i
Opened Steady, But at Decline on Borne
Months.—Selling Not Active.
(By the Associated 1 Press) >
New York, Minch 12. —The. cotton' mar
ket opened i steady today at an advance
of 6 points to a decline of 7 points.
There was a little covering by dear moptfi
shorts at the start, but demand was soon
supplied. The general, list sold about 8
’to 15 points net lower after the call.and!
under liquidation promoted by relatively
easy Liverpool cables and the forecast for
showers in east Texas. Selling was not
active or general, however, and after
easing off to 25.65 for May and 25.35 for
October the mnrket held fairly steady.
Liverpool reported the decline there
was due to freer offerings of spots, a less
active spot demand, and selling by the
■ Cotton futures opened steady: March
25.60; May 25.83; July 26.05; October
25.45; December 25.41.
COUZENS PROFITS ON
FORD MOTOR CO. STOCK
Treasury Will Deliver Notice of Arbi
trary Assessment to Him Tomorrow.
(By the Associated Press)
Washington, March 12.—The Treasury
has prepaged for delivery to Senator
Conzens of Michigan tomorrow, a notice
of arbitrary assessments on profits alleg
ed to have been made by him in the sale,
of his minority holdings of stock in the
Ford Motor Co. in 1!)19.
' While the computation of assessment is
pcMtiObUy complete, it is the intention
chairman of the special fommittoe inves
tigating the International Revenue Bu
reau, an opportunity to sign a waiver of
the statue of limitation if he so desires.
HELD ON SERIOUS CHARGE
Woman in Dying Statement Says Man
Gave Her Poison to Collect Insurance
(By the Associated Press)
Kansas City, March 11. —Charged in
a dying statement by Mrs. Dora Gage,
52, of Atchison, Kansas, with having
given her poison so he might collect in
surance policies she had assigned him.
Roy M. Turner, 25, wah held here to
day for investigation.
Mrs. Gage died yesterday, shortly af
ter she was found in a hotel room writh
ing in pain. Turner, Atchison real es
tate dealers and formerly umpire of the
Kansas football player, who came to Kan
sas City yesterday with Sirs. Gage, was
in the room when hotel employees forced
Charged With Making Improper Pro
Greensboro, March 11.—Ed Turner,
negro bellboy, is held under $2,000 bond
here, after being given hearing in mu
nicipal court today on the charge of mak
ing an improper proposal to Kate Simp
son, white girl, who was a guest at the
, According to the girl, who gave her
home as Marion, N. C„ she came here
Tuesday from Danville, Va., went to one
of the mills here ojul secured a job, also
getting a boarding place, but was told
to wait until today to get possession of
She said she went back to the hotel
and asked the bellhoy to get a paper, and
she said he insulted her when lie re
turned. Crawford Nance, night clerk
at the hotel, and Loci&n Gilmer, negro
bellboy, are held under SSOO bond each on
the charge of trying to intimidate a wit-1
One Hundred and Ten Milra an Hour on
An Italian Train.
Rome, March 11. —Complete plans for
the organization of an electric railway
to connect Genoa, Milan and Turin are
under consideration by Premier Musso
lini as president of the council. The
proposed line will run at a speed of 110
miles an hour—unequaled by any other
I train in Italy.
By this projected rapid-trikisit line
il will be possible to travel from Turin
: to Milan in fifty-seven minutes, the train
, making but two stops on the way. Very
little longer will be required for the trip
front either of these cities to Genoa.
If the plan works out as its origina
. tors hope, the line will be continued
, through Genoa to Spezia, Pisa and final
ly to Rome. In this case the present
| running time of seven hours from Pisa to
Rome will be cut down to four hours.
State’s Automobile BUI.
Raleigh, March II. —The people of
t North Carolina spent approximately
- $42,450,000- for new automobiles from
• July 1, 1024, to February 4, 1025, ac
■ cording to statistics kept in the office of
> Sprague Silver, title registrar of the
r North Carolina title registration depart
-5 ment. According to these figures the
'lpeople of the state spent an average of
($202,000 each day during the first seven
) months of the fiscal' year for new auto
CONCORD, N. C„ THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 1925
SALARIES OF CITY OFFICIALS
. CUT BY LEGISLATURE
> Four Ootlur Local Bills Passed by the
Legislature Relative to the Coun.y.
, The State assembly which adjourned
i Tuesday passed only five bills relating
i solely to the county, according to W.
. A. Foil, senator from Cabarrus.
Os outstanding importance locally was
i the cut made in the salaries of the city
officials by the legislature. By this
bill, the salary of the mayor was re
duced from SI,BOO to SI,OOO ns a maxi
i ilium. The salary of the clerk was re
duced from SI,OOO to SOOO. The board,
■ of aldermen were likewise reduced from
S3OO to SIOO.
While the city officials were having
their salaries cut, one county official,
the sheriff, fared better. His pay was
raised from $3,000 to $5,200 a year.
A bill was passed creating a county
game commission -with three members. |
C. F. Ritchie was appointed to. act as]
chairman of the commission with a term f
of office of six years. F. S. I’liarr was
appointed for four years and Mason!
Goodman was appointed for two years, j
W. Med|in ( was appointed to act as |
game warden. : This measure will be j
An extension of the city limits was I
made. , Another hill was passed provid-j
ing for; a trial by jury in recorder's!
court. . The jury members were to re-!
oeive $1 and were to be paid by an ad
ditional tax of the costs.
DR. PARKER SPEAKS TO
TEACHERS AND PARENTS
Is Delighted With Playground Space in
Schools and With the Work of the Y.
Dr. A. W. Parker, regional director
of the American Playground and Recrea
j tion Association, made a very interest
ing talk before the teachers and mem
bers of the Parent-Teachers Association
on the need of playgrounds.
Dr. Parker brought out the fact that
the child of today lias an entirely dif
ferent problem than the child of 25
years ago. The child of 25 years agol
had enough work to do to keep it busy)
during the time it was not in school.
The child of today, as a result of mod
ern inventions and modern improvements,
has too much leisure. For that reason
something must be done to occupy the i
time of the child.
Wholesome amusement must be pro- '
vided, said Dr. Parker, by schools and
other civic organizations. The local
schools were well provided with play- ■
ground space and particularly was he
pleased with the work of the Y. M. C. A.
Chamberlain on the Geneva Protocol.
(By the Associated Press)
Paris, March 12. —Speaking to a
chamber so closely packed that there was
hardly breathing space, Austin Chamber
lain, British secretary for foreign affairs,
delivered his long heralded discuorse on
the Geneva protocol for security and dis-
Jwteire. .-♦!»s ,
Uedgue oFNatton* trsjsfll 7 '
The British secretary urged that it
was a great mistake “to add to the lia
bilities already incurred” without taking
into account the weakening of the league
through the non-adhesion of some pow
ers. He insisted the economic sanctions
provided for. in the protocol if simul
taneously directed by the world against
a state which was not economically self
sufficient, would be a weapon of incal
“It was true,” he averred, “that the
league’s work is going on beneficially and
full of promise,” though the United
States remained in friendly aloofness.
Effort to Win Freedom for Seldow.
(By the Associated Press)
New York, March l?/- Legal proceed
ings were started today to win freedom
for Morris J. Seldow,’ ex-convict., and al
leged parole breaker, who was arrested
Inst night. He is the husband of 18-year
old Mary Woodson, daughter of a Wash
ington dress maker. Mary disappeared
two years ago and was found on Tuesday
by her mother.
Both the daughter and the mother,
Mrs. A. B. Woodson, have stood by Sel
dow since his arrest. Beruard M. Sand
ler, whom they have retained as his at
torney, today started habeas corpus pro
ceedings on his behalf.
Expect Heavy Run of Shad and Her
Washington, N. C., March 11.—Fisher
men are looking for a heavy run of /ihafl
and herrings from no won. The in
crease in herrings is now being seen daily,
and those who know ..say that shad will
follow suit. Herrings are retailing in,
this market five cents a piece whije shad
are retailing for forty and fifty cents!
per pound. It has not been so long ago,j
when shad sold here for ten cents per
.Whiskey Inquiry Ends.
(By the Associated Press)
Norfolk, Va.. March 12.—With the
close of argument by counsel for the Ue-'
sense which raised the poss’bility that the
200 gallons of whiskey found aboard the
nayal transport Beaufort in 8 ra 'B
might have been placed in officers’ state
, rooms by members of the crew, the in
i vestigation by a special by a naval board.
. of inquiry at the naval base ended this
'| John C. Austin Dies at Newell.
I Charlotte, March 11,—rFuneral serv-
II ices of John C. Austin, 76, retired farm,
' er, of Newell, who died early Sunday at
’! his home, were conducted Monday morn
(ing at the Newell Baptist Church. Rev.
! Dr. Luther Little, pastor of 'the First
j Baptist Church here, officiated at the
] services. Burial followed ,in the ceme
( tery at Newell.
Mrs. Bishop Gives Birth to Daughter.
(By the Associated Press)
i New York, March 12/—Mrs. Henry A.
E | Bishop, formerly Miss Gloria Gould, a
’! daughter of the late Geo. J. Gould, gave
1 birth to a daughter at a local hospital
' 1 today. Mrs. Biehop is a professional
f dancer. She said the birth of her child
5 would not cause her to givq up her ca-,
reer. ■ ’ !
f Hon. W. A. Foil, Mrs. Poll and.
i daughter, Adelaide, returned Wednesday.
- from Raleigh. Mr. Foil was senatflPj
from this district in the ’ assembly.
With a View, He Says,, of
Making an Effort to Re
sume Work on the Stone
Did Not. Give the Person
i nel of the Committee, But
j Did Not Represent Stone
j Mountain Association.
(By the AtfUjejatcd Press)
| Wilmington,- N; : j March 12.—Gat
; zon Borglum. former directing sculptor of
the Stone Mountain Confederate memo
rial, today, announced.' he' would confer
tonight or tomorrow with a group of men
from Atlanta with a view to arranging
resumption of work on the monument.
The sculptor did not give the personnel
of the committee, but stated the, mem
bers did not represent the Stone Moun
tain Monumental Asssocia tion Which had
charge of the memorial.
Conference to Take Place In Raleigh.
Charlotte, March 12. —Gutzon Borglum,
deposed sculptor of the Stone Mountain
Confederate memorial, in a long distance
telephone call from Whiteville, N. C., to
the Associated Press bureau here, con
firmed an announcement made previously
in Wilmington, N. C.. that he is to meet
a group of Atlnnta then tonight or to
morrow with a view to arranging for re
sumption of work on the monument.
A representative of the group of At
lanta men called him over long distance
telephone last night and requested the
conference, the sculptor said.
When asked about the personnel of the
group. Borglum said he did not desire to
tnnke public this inforlnation. The con
ference, lie said, will take place in Ral
eigh according to present plans.
Fall’s Bank Accounts Offered as Part of
(By the Associated Press)
Cheyenne. Wyo., March 12.—Records
of the bank accounts of Albert B. Fall,
former Secretary of the Interior, were
offered as- a part of the record in Teapot
Dome cdst today! but Federal Judge T.
Blake Kennedy reserved his ruling as to
their almssa-Bflltr. > "
The figures of the account kept with
the First National Bank of El Paso were
offered by the government in an attempt
to show that Liberty Bonds were ex
changed between Fall and .Harry F. Sin
clair, head of the Mammoth Oil Co., which
was given the- Teapot Dome lease. Tes
timony regarding tbe bank’s record then
Heat Records Broken in North Caro
lina and Virginia.
Washington. ' Marth 11.—The highest
temperature of record this early in the
season were reported today from Norfolk,
Va., Raleigh, N. C., Montgomery,. Ala.,
anef Macon, Ga., the weather bureau an
nounced tonight in a report of condi
Montgomery and Macon were the
warmest places in the Washington dis
trict if not the United States with maxi
mum temperature of 80 degrees each;
while Raleigh registered a' high mark of
84 and Norfolk 82.
Dr. Graves Missing.
(By the Associated Press)
New York. March 11. —The New York
American says today it has learned that
Dr. A. K. Graves, whose exploit ns an
international spy have won him world
wide fame, has been missing since last
August, when he took a trip to St. Louis
to gather information concerning an al
leged plot to restore the Holienzollerns to
the throne of Germany.
The n. A, B. at Asheville.
(By the Associated Press)
Asheville. Mareli 12.—With a number
of candidates in the field for the position
of State Regent, the election of officers by
the North Carolina Conference of the
; Daughters of the American Revolutiton
was the principal business coming before
the final session of the Convention today.
School Bus Hit By Train.
(By the Associated Press)
Norfolk, March 11.—Dorothy Stokes.
*l6, and her brother Edward, 14. were
badly injured today when the Norfolk
County -school bus was struck by a iNor
folk & Southern train at Butts, County.
The girl was driving the thus and her
brother was the only pasenger.
Ethel Barrymore’s Condition Improved.
(By the. Associated Press)
Kansas City, March 12. —Slight im
provement was noted today in the condi
tion of Miss Ethel Barrymore, actress.
who is confined to her hotel here suffer
ing from an attack of arthritis, is was
announced by Wiliam Frank, her mana
Mother of Charlie Chaplin Must Leave
Washington, D. C„ IfEarcch 10.—Mrs.
Hannah Chaplin, mother of Charlie
Chaplin, motfon picture star, must leave
the country by March 26th, under a rul
ing by immigration officials.
Lord Cnraon’s Condition Improved.-
(By the Associated Press)
I London,' March 12.—The bulletin is-
I sued by Lord Curson, physicians this
I morning says be was able to get some
- sleep during the night, and that his gen-1
eral condition continues satisfactory,
1 1 . French women, among the prominent
’< nationalities of the world, are the-only
5 one* who can neither vote nor he elected
’to office. /
NEW TEXTILE DIRECTORY
SHOWS GROWTH IN SOUTH
The 1025 Textile Directory of the South
ern Railway Just Issued.
Washington, D. (’., March 12.—The
1925 Textile Directory of the Southern
Railway system, just issued, shows that,
not withstanding the fnet that 1924 was
f a year of general depression in the tex
tile industry throughout the world, the
remarkable growth in the south again
emphasizes the advantages of this terri
tory for textile manufacturing.
' This directory lists 1,105 plants op
erating 13.006,246 spindles, 257.445 looms
. and 43,475 knitting machines located at
points served by Southern Railway linew
■ at the end of 1924.
In all of the southern states there
are now 17,359,420 spindles, or 45.82
per cent, of the total machinery engaged
in the spinning of cotton in the United
States. There was a net increase of
612,374 spindles in the South in 1924
and a net decrease of 302,545 spindles
in the states outside of tile south.
The remarkable growth of the "textile
industry in the South is shown in a
graphic way by dingrams one cf which
shows that while the South had only a
very small proportion (.27 per cent) of.
the total spindles in the United States
in 1880, there has been a steady increase
from that year until, on January 1, 1925,
the South had 45.82 per cent, of the
total. In state outside of the South
the number of spindles increased slowly'
until ) the maximum of 20.981,175 was
reached in 1922. Since that year there
has been a decrease of 455,055 in those
states,’ as compared with an increase in
the South in the same period of 1,395.-
039. Another diagram shows that con
sumption of cotton has increased much
more rapidly in southern mill than in
those of other states and that in 1911,
and in every year since that date, south
ern mills have consumed more cotton
than those of all other states. In 1924
southern mills took 3,858,317 bales,
which was 2.036,080 more than all other
states and 67.92 per cent, of- the total
consumption of cotton in the United
Seventy-five per cent, of all the cotton
spindles in all of the cotton growing
states are in localities served directly by
Southern Railway system linles, and one
of the most impressive features of the
directory is an outline map of the rail
way with a dot representing each 10,000
spindles. Referring to the service ren
dered by the Southern Railway system
to the textile industry of the South, the
following is printed on the back cover
page of the directory under the heading.
“Hauling Cotton to the and Cotton
Goods to the Market”:
“Taking into account its tonnage so
raw cotton and of cotton mill products,
the Southern Railwny system is un
doubtedly tiie largest carrier of cotton
in the world.
“Accompanying the rapid growth of
the textile industry, and especially the
unseat <jay , ..dgijatopinani ,«f.. .dyeing.,
bleaching and finishing, there has been
developed a wider distribution of cotton
goods directly from the mills.
“The management of the Southern
Railway system has recognized the op
portunity and the obligation thus created
for an efficient system of assembling and
distributing textile mill products to the
various markets of tbe East, North and
West by special cotton goods trains. Tex
tile mill products are assembled daily at
Spencer transfer (Salisbury, N. C.,) at
Hayne transfer (Spartanburg, S. C.,)
and at Inman transfer (Atlanta, Ga..),
where they are loaded into package ears
and forwarded on special trains sched
uled for continuous movement to South
ern Railway terminals. Daily through
trains operat from Spencer and Hayn.e
uniting at Asheville, N. C., and. carry
through ears of cotton goods to Cincin
nati, Louisville, St. Louis, Chicago, Kan
sas City, and other points in the North
and Northwest byway of Cincinnati,
Louisville and St. Louis gateways. This
schedule is connected at Knoxville wit
through train service via Chattanooga
to Memphis, carrying package cars to
and Deyond that point. Mill products
loaded daily at Inman transfer are han
dled on solid through trains to Cincin
nati, Louisville, St. Louis, Memphis, New
Orleans and beyond. From each of
these transfer points through train sched
ules carry cotton goods to tbe East via
Potomac Yard (all rail) and via Pinners
Point-Norfolk (rail and water). From
the South Carolina section there is a
daily package car service to Charleston,
by which route, in connection with tthe
Clyde Steamship Line, expeditious rail
aud-water service is provided to New
York and tbe East.”
Borglum Is To Make His Home In
T « ’ Raleigh.
Wilmington, March 11.—The state
ment that a / “man of character and
ability would not enter upon work of
that kind under any conditions,” was
advanced by Gutzon Borglum, sculptor,
keystone of the Stone Mountain memo
, rial battle, whed asked tqda.v if lie no
ticed'that B\ William Sieversj of Rich
, mond, had refused to take up the memo
rial work where he left it.
! He announced that in the future he
will make his home in Raleigh, at least
as long as (t takes him to complete two
Statute portraits. He has also two
commissions for work in the State of
’ Mississippi, he said.
. Governor May Name Two Emergency
Raleigh, March 11.—Governor McLean
may make his first appointments of emer
gency judges under the act enacted by
the 1925 legislature to provide presiding
officers for terms of court in Yancey and
Caswell county. Under the new act,
the governor, with the advice of the chief
justice, may commission a practicing law
yer as an emergency judge to hold a spe
cial term of court. The commission
would continue only for the durationg of
te term, which might he. a week or two
weeks. Yancey and Caldwell have asked
for emergency judges for terms conven
Fire at Salisbury Destroys Six Houses
I On Innls Street.
Salisbury, March 11, —Fire this after
| naan destroyed eix small houses on West
Iniiis Street. The prevalence of a high
wind greatly handicapped the firemen and
oeekted Intense interest of citiaeaa in
general. 1 ; «•
: Flays Golf
iipipßßg . v mam
Here is James Middleton Cox doing
his stuff on the golf links at Palm
Beach, Fla. No, dear reader, Mr.
Cox Is not a golf pro but former gov
ernor of Ohio and Democratic presi
dential nominee of the campaign of
THE TEAPOT DOME CASE
Attempt to Prove That Liberty Bonds
Passed Out of Sinclair's Hands Into
Those of Albert B. Fall.
(By the Associated Press)
Cheyenne. Wyo.. March 12.—The gov
ernment in its suit to cancel the Teapot
Dome naval oil lease, today begnn its at
tempt to prove that $230,500 in Liberty
bonds passed out of the hands of Harry
F. Sinclair and eventually into banks to
the credit of Albert B. Fall, former Secre
tary of the Interior, who executed the
lenses to Sinclair.
Only indirectly were Owen J. Roberts
and Atlee I’omerene, government counsel,
able to suggest in the official record that
contention that the defunct Continental
Trading Co., of Toronto, served as an
agent to the plan for H. F. Oder, its
president, H. M. Blackmer and James E.
O'Neill, American oil men now abroad.
, revised to„a&swej; wlp*n eallei
before representatives of she t'. s! gov
ernment at Toronto and Paris for deposi
Nevertheless theier depositions were
read in order that the government might
put before the court the question.
May Make Attempt to Succeed Over
man in the United States Senate.
Raleigh News and Observer.
T. ('. Rowie, member of the lower
house of the general assembly from A-slie
county, is seriously considering entering
the race for Hie United States Senate
in the Democratic primary two years
hence, at the expiration of Senator Lee
S. Overman’s term, if was learned here
Representative Bowie, when question
ed concerning the matter, stated that he
had not definitely made up his mand and
did not care to make a formal announce
ment at this time. He stated that should
he decide to remain in public life he, in
all probability, would seek the senatorial
Representative Bowie has terved ten
terms in the bouse, inedluding several
special sessions. He was speaker in
1915 and at one time prior to the con
vening of the session just closed lie was
spoken of as a possible candidate again.
However, he abandoned this and the race
narrow to Pharr and Cox. the latter
withdrawing and leaving Mr. Pharr an
I)r. Yardell's Residence Is Destroyed by
Red Springs, March 11. —The residence
i of Dr. C. G. Vardell, president of, Flora
Maedonold College, was destroyed by fire
tonight. The blaze was discovered in
an upper story of the building about 9:15
1 o’clock, and rpead rapidl. A piano
i and some furniture was taken from the
rooms on the ground floor. The build
. ing and its contents otherwise will rep
. resent a total loss.
Tiie residence was on'e of the original
. buildings on the college campus. It
once stood on the site now occupied by
, the Vardell building, but had been , mov
t ed back to give way to a more modern
, establishment, later being converted into
) a residence, and since occupied by Hr.
• Vardell and his family.
Dr, Vardell is in Greensboro tonight.
' South Carolina Senate Passes 5-cent Gas
Columbia, S. C., March 11, —The South
Carolina senate last night passed by a
vote of 26 to 9 the bill providing for
a gasoline tax of five cents and a sched
ule of automobile license starting at $9
for the lightest ears. Os the five cents
tax two cents is to go to the counties
for roads not in the State highway sys
tem, and three to the State highway sys
This bill is offered as a change from
the present system of three cents tax- and
license schedule starting at sl2.
Dr. Simons Now Acting German Presi
Berlin, March 12 (By the Associated
Press). —Dr. Walter Simons took the
oath today as acting President of the
German republic, to succeed the late Fred
erick Ebert. Like Ebert, Dr. Simons did
not add “So help me, God,” which is left
optional in the oath as prescribed by the
P NEWS •
P TODAY •
01 SON 111 SEN
The Manchu Dynasty Had
Fixed a Price of $200,000
on His Head for Campaign
ing for Republic.
WAS A CHRISTIAN
FOR MANY YEARS
Dr. Sun Yat Sen Was Iden
tified With Almost Every
Phase of the Public Life
Peking, March 12 (By the Associated
Press). —Dr. Sun Tat Sen, on whose
head the Manchu dynasty fixed a price
of $200,000 when Dr. Sun was campaign
ing for a republic in China, died here
this morning from cancer of the liver.
He was 63 years old.
Called “China’s man of destiny” by
many. Dr. Sun was identified with al
most every phase of public life in his
country. He was conscious to the last!
He gave instructions to his wife about
personal matters and talked rationally.
The body will lie in state at some
public place to be selected today.
AGED WOMAN I.EFT
ALL TO HER DOGS
: Lovely Old Woman Said -Saga. Mora
Faithful Than Humans.
New York World.
A lonely old woman was burned to
death in her home in Mount Holly, N.
.1., last Friday. With Mrs. Beatrice
Bohn when she died were her two dogs,
the bodies of which were found beside
A friend, Mrs. Harriett S. Hartwig, of
Philadelphia, yesterday produced a let
ter which she said Mrs. Bohn had writ
ten before she died.
“I have so many false friends on two
legs and so many, many faithful and true
friends on four legs that I want the
little money I have worked for and saved
to be used,” it said, “for the most faith
ful creature that breathes—the dog,”
Mrs. Hartwig said the estate was
wdrth $30,000. She said Mrs. Bohn had
written her that she would have had at
least ssfl,opo more if “Christian women’!*
had ,not “worked upon my impulsive*
sympathetic nature to obtain money,’|>
‘ wmm; Mri -Rnlitr ir nfn; trlto~“lgriirN|;,
not Inconvenience themselves for a dog”^
With Our Advertisers.
More beautiful Spring goods for yonp
inspection at the Parks-Belk Co’s.
The Sanitary Grocery Co. will have a
supply of dressed haddock this week.
They expect some shad, too.
This will be the last week at the Or
ange Store, 41 S. Union Street.
Venetian Rose Bath Salts at Gibson
The private chapel of the Wilkinson
Funeral Home affords all the privacy
and comfort of a private home,
Car load of riding cultivators, guano
distributors, corn planters, walking culti
vators, drag harrows, cotton planters,
etc., at Ritchie Hardware Co.
Try some of the home made saner
krout of C. H. Barrier and Co.
When you trade at • OeStricher’s at
Salisbury you get free gasoline and free
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1173 New Laws Placed on Books of the
The General Assembly of 1825 passed
1,173 new laws, and adopted 52 resolu
tions. The last bill ratified was H. B,
1.070-S. B. 1,052, being an act to vali
date certain acknowledgments and regis
trations in Catawba county.
Robert T. Wilson, of Yanceyville, en
rolling ’clerk, kept up with the work of
both houses, so that little time elapsed
after the Senate completed its legislative
duties before the last bill was ready for .
ratification. The efficiency of his of- .
tiro brought praise from the presiding of
' filers of both houses.
i Big Shipment of Chinese Cotton to the.
(By the Associated Press!
, Victoria, B. U„ March 11. —One o£ the
| largest single shipments of Chinese eot
i ton ever made to Canada, 1,600 tout), ar
> rived here last night aboard the Empress
- from Chinese ports. Her cargo includ
. ed 3.500 bales of raw silk, valued at '
more than $4,000,000 consigned to New
[ York mills.
. Severe Storms in Indiana and Illinois,
(By the Associated Press)
i Indianapolis, Ind., March 11.—Indiana
> and southeastern Illinois were taking
. stock today of the .damage done by the se
vere wind, hail and rain storm which
. swept over these states late yesterday and
last night, causing property damage es- ,
i timated at more than $500,000. Several
persons were injured slightly.
Hon. Sam Black, representative from
Cabarrus county in the State legislature,
has returned to his home in No. 10 town- ,
what smittts cat bats
[—M ? 1
Partly cloudy and slightly colder im
night, Friday partly cloudy* " , ,J