• DISPATCHES •
Relief Measures In Full Sway
In Regions Where Havoc Was
Wrought By Wednesday's Storm
DEATH, INJURY AND
Rescue Workers Are Appall
ed As They Witness Hor
ror of die Storm as Shown
in Five States.
500 -DEAD BODIES
And Between 2,000 and 3,000
Injured Persons Have Been
Found by Rescue Workers
In Their Efforts.
(By the Associated Press). —Revised
casualty lists of Wednesday’s tornado
shows 833 listed as dead and 2,090 as in-:
jured. Thousands were homeless, and'
.property damage is estimated in the
millions. The identified dead in four
Mates numbered 400.
Illinois suffered the greatest loss of
life With (MS. s Belief workers said the
figures nrght reach at thousand. In ad
dition. nearly 2,000 were injured. Figures
from other states. Indiana 100; Tennes
see 33; Missouri 27 ; Kentucky 18,
Bed Cross officials at Washington cal! I
it the greatest disaster since the Ohio
Valley flood in'l9l3 when property dam
age reached $500,000,000.
The last available supply of anti-tet
anus serum at Indianapolis, 750 tubes,
was sent to Oarbondale and Murphysboro.
The Bed Cross announced that James
Lewis Reiser at Bt. Louts was placed m
supreme command of the destroyed areas,
with Henry M. Baker, national director
of disaster relief in charge of operations.
Prof. Henry J. Cot, government weath
er forecaster, called the storm a typical
western springtime tornado. It origi
nated over the Gulf of California add
rushed off in a high wind in the direction
of Iceland, after spending its force.
Ahtrpbysboro, IH., March 2(1 —‘Southern
Illinois presented a 1 funeral aspect to
day-. ' v ,
With the cessation of the first frenaied
efforts to relieve the suffering, to’ count
the dead and to estimate damages yes
terday that followed the most diastrofis
tornado in this section, organized relief
work weht along quietly and with dis
But death, injury and destruction re
main, the aftermath of the terrible twis
ter that swept up from the Oaard toot
liills, touched southeast Missouri, bore
through the heart of southern Illinois
rich coal fields,-* dotted with prosperous
cities and towns, and spent its fury in
Full Facts Are Appalling.
Oarbondale, 111., March 20 (By the As
sociated Press).----Full realization of the
appalling disaster whicl befell the small
cities and towns within a radius of fifty
miles of this city dawned today when
after another night of toil and darkness]
tto recover the injured and dead, recapit
ulation' Os the disaster of Wednesday’s
tornado, showed the number of dead
climbing steadily above the 500 mark,
with between 2,00 and 3,000 injured and
property loss of $6,000,000.
Belief measures were well underway
and further increments in strength of
personal housing facilities fbr ’the esti
mated 8,000 homeless, foodstuffs and
medicines were promised from federal,
state and private stores.
Kannapolis Champions Have Gathered
Kannapolis, March 19.—1 f present
plans materialise local followers of the
“nntional pastime” will have an oppor
tunity. to see the Kannapolis baseball
team of 1924 once more before the mem
bers leave to join the professional fields.
Last year the Kanuapolians won 24 con
Since no amateurs have started and
M. P. C. I. has about the best, club in
this section of the state at the present
time, Managers Moore and Powell, of
the Athletic Club, under whose auspices
the two contingents will play, are en
deavoring to bring the. Lutherans, here
for this special occasion.
The following men will report to the
league teams wben the call, is issued-;
Morgan, pitcher, to Greensboro; Mc-
Ginnis, pitcher, to Salisbury; Irby, out
fielder, to Winston-Salem; Uee, /utility
player, to Charlotte; Hayley, outfielder,
to Anderson, (Carolina league); Flowe,
inflelder, to Asheville; McClain, catcher,
to Charlotte; Hopkins, outfielders, to
Knoxville, and Wood, outfielder, to Ashe
Swedish Steamer Sunk.
Philadelphia, March, 20. —The Swed
ish steamer Thyra Calbarien, Cub* to
New York, with sugar, was sunk yes
terday in a collision with the American
tank steamer, Ardmore, New York for
Tampico, 45 miles southeast of the Dela
ware Breakwater, and her crew was
landed here today by the Norwegian
ftteamer, Facco, from Manzanillo.
The Oxford-Cambridge boat race to be
rowed over the Thames course from
Putney to Mortlake on March 28, will
be the seventy-fifth annual content in
which the rival eights of the two big
English universities have engaged. To
date the count stands 40 victories tor
Oxford to 83 for Cambridge. In 1877
the series was punctuated by * sensa
tional dead heat.
The Concord Daily Tribune
Latest Reports Show Little New
Details of Tornado Catastrophe
Chicago. March 20 (By the Associated
.Press). —Still prostrated, but with hur-j
. ried efforts at temporary relief, supple- 1
mented by the arrival of trained workers, i
supplies and medicine, the storm stricken■
area of the Ohio Valley today continued I
to count the terrific loss of life and prop
erty of its greatest tornado catastrophe.
The revised caußaity lists included lit- ]
tie change from the first estimates as
the Wednesday afternoon twister plough- 1 ,
ed its eccentric and destructive course |
into five middle western states.
Fairly systematm checking in 35 cities
and towns in the storm’s patjh indicated ,
a death list of between 800 and 900, with
approximately 3,000 injured and many j
others homeless. It was believed, how- j
OF BAPTIST WOMEN
To Be Held in Winston-Salem March 81
to April 2nd.
Winston-Salem, March 20. —The Bap
tist women of the state are eagerly look
ing forward to the approaching session
of their annual convention in this eity
March 31st to April 2nd. ’ The meet
ings will be held in the auditorium of
the Brown Memorial Bapt’ist Church',
which has been recently remodeled and
greatly enlarged. The attendance this
year is expected tot be unusually large -
by virtue of the fact that the Baptist
hospital, in which the Baptist women
have been so deeply interested from the
beginning of that institution, is located
in Jtbis city. A whole afternoon will
be deyoted to looking over this institu
tion under the guidance of Dr. G, T.
Lumpkin, the superintendent.
The program for this the thirty-fifth
annual session has been compelted by
the headquarters committee in Raleigh.
Among the principal speakers this year
will be Miss Kathleen Mallory, Birming
ham, Ala., corresponding secretary of the
W. M. U. of the Southern Baptist Con
vention, Miss. Emma Leachinan, Atlan- .
ta. field worker of the home mission
board; Mrs. Eph Whiesenhunt, Lineoln
ton, and Mrs. A. R. Phillips, Dalton, ,
both returned missionaries from the felt-,
'eign inlsslotr ffeW; MrsT J dfiW, '
Raleigh, president of the State Organiza
tion ; Dr. Charles L. Greaves, pastor of
the Raleigh Tabernacle, who will preach
the convention sentupn; Dr. Charles E.
Burts, Nashville, Tenn., general director .
of the 1925 program of Southern Bap
tists; Dr. Charles E. Maddry, Raleigh, ,
correpsonding secretary of the Baptist '
State mission board.
Free entertainment will be furnished
the delegates, except their noon day meal, ,
which will be provided by epch guest for
herself. -Those expecting to attend as
delegates should notify Mng.»G. T. Lump
kin, chairman of the local entertainment ,
committee, or Mrs. J. G. Morrisette, gen- (
eral chairman of the local committee.
The reports of Miss Mary Warren,
Raleigh, Corresponnding secretary of the
State W. M. U. organization; Miss El
sie K. Hunter, office secretary-treasurer,
and Miss Dorthy Kellum, director of the
young people, will reveal by far the best J
(year’s work in the history of the organi
FIVE BODIES BROUGHT ,
TO SURFACE FROM MINE ,
Twenty-Nine Other Bodies Are Being
Sought In Mine Wrecked by Explos
(By the Associated Press.)
Fairmont, W. Vk, March 20.—Five of ,
the 34 miners imprisoned underground
Tuesday night by an explosion in Mine
No. 41 of the Bethlehem Mine Corpora
tion at Barracksville, had been account
ed for today. During the night two bod
ies were brought to the surface and iden
tified, and this morning three additional 1
bodies were removed. These were badly (
burned from 'the fire that followed the
All the bodies were found far back in
the left heading. The right heading where
officials say more than twenty men were
at the time of the blast, has not been
“Friendly Handshaker” Is Blamed far the j
Ann Arbor, Mich., March 20. —The ’
“friendly handshake” was blamed for the ]
spread of the respiratory infections us
ually known as influenza, in a statement
today by Dr. John Sundwall of the Uni
versity of Michigan health service. |
“The infectious organisms of this group i
of diseases are. present in the discharges;
from the nose and the month,” he said,
“and the average man’s hands are con-1
taminated with these secretions. A man
who has infection and whose hands are
contaminated meets and shades bands
with a friend. Shortly after, the other’s
fingers go to his mouth and the route of
transmission iq, completed.”
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■ Salisbury-Spdncer Expecting Great Day.
i Salisbury, March 19.—Basebnl.l fans
• are exporting a great day April 22 when
■ the new Salisbury-Spencer club plays
i the first league game in this city- Flans
i are being made to have the two towns
declare a half-holiday and \ a program
aside from tbs opening game will be ar
> ranged. The new park is being rapidly
, put into shape.
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t On September. 14. 1907, Pitchor Wil
; helm, of the Birmingham Southern lea
» gue team, shut out Shreveport in both
r games of a double-header, and in tifty
r nine consecutive innings of those nvo
- and other games not a hit was scored on
CONCORD, N. C„ FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 1925
ever.'* that many Isalies were still to be
j reci veied and entire’ towns were demrit-
I is hoc]. The identified dead in rive states
| total 400.
Temesee. Burying Its Dead.
Nashville, Tend., March 20.—Sumner
I Connty, Tenn., hit hy storms, todny was
| burying the remainder of its dead and at
i tempting to regaifl its normal jieaceful
I state’ Three of the four unidentified hod
lies were interred yesterday, and the other
1 24 were to he given burial todny.
I The American Red Cross under the di
rection of Miss Clara Kummer, assisted
by the citizens of Gallatin, n neighboring
! town, continued their rescue work activ
V HAVE SEEN LIGHT
Are Now Looking Forward to National
Victory in 1928.
Cleveland, Ohio, Mdreh 20.—Demo
cratic leaders at Washington “have seep
the light" and are already working
toward the end that will best enable
them to be victorious in 1020, Josephus
Daniels told the International News. Ser
When asked such a mooted question
ns "What must the Democratic party
do and advocate to re-establish favor in
the United States?” the former secre
tary of the navy was quick with an
answer and definite in his points.
“The Democratic party must be
democratic, first of all,” he answered.
“It must be progressive with n capital
’P’ in the sencond place, and its leaders
must study Jefferson and Jackson and
be ready to fight against the same insid
ious influences with Jefferson opposed
and Jackson fought with militant
When 1920 rolls around, and the
nation lulls 1 to obseve the outcome of
the election, the people will watch tor a
definite quality. According to Mr.
Daniels, that quality will lie in the in
tent of whichever party picks up the
fire-brands agninst privilege.
Democratic party nut# 'they -are con”
vincted it will right about face and put
the reactionaries out of power.
“In n word, the Democratic party has
no place in American politics except to
The- "light” which party lenders are
seeing was manifested in the defeat of
Charles Beecher Warren, the former
mentor of naval affairs believed.
It was nothing more than satire that
caused this Democratic leader to ex
press bis faith in his party’s fight when
he couched it in the words of Grant, a
staunch Republican, and said, “and we
will fight it out on this line if it takes
“There is going to be a reaction
agninst reactionaries who are now in
the saddle,” Mr. Daniels predicted.
“Newly appointed members of the
Federal Trade Commission, the Com
merce Commission and the Supreme
Court are men of fine and honorable
character, but they look at most ques
tions with the attitude of big business.
This is causing the Average man to feel
that his only chance is by the process of
percolation” 'lie said.
“The rejection of Warren is n 'hope
ful sign. It shows that, the country de
mands for attorney general a man whose
whole record is against monopoly. The
Senate’s fight against him is not per
sonal, but against his record.”
With Our Advertisers.
Series No. 55 of the Cabarrus County
B. L. and S. Association is now open.
Running shares, 25 cents a week. Pre
paid shares $72.25 per share.
The Big Easter Sale at the Parks-Belk
Company** is now in fall swing. See a
few of the special prices in the new ad.
today. . ' .
Shoes for any foot in the latest styles
Saturday will be the last day of thhe
special offer on Hoosier Kitchen cabinets
at H. B. Wilkinson’s.
I The Central Filling Station wants to
I grease your car with Aiemite lubricants.
! The Southern Railway will sell ex
- ceedingly low round trip tickets to Char
■ leston, S. C.. on April 3rd and 4th, to
j those who wish to visit the famous mng
inolia gardens. The round trip fare from
Concord will be only $6,50. Tickets good
lon regular trains and in sleeping and
! parlor caw. See ad. 'ln this paper.
1 The Elite can© farhitore is sold here
Iby the Conoord Furniture Co.
j Victory Specific spring tonis is sold
here by the Porter Drug Co.
Nifty new Spring patterns in ladies’
and men’s shoes at Ivey's. See new ad.
Spring slippers that herald the season.
Everything that is stylish you will find
n Parker’s Shoe Store.
Get ready for the big shoe sale of the
Richmood-Flowe Co. in the Pythian
building next to Ritchie Hardware Co.,
beginning tomorrow, March 21. Biggest
Holmes & Edwards’ silver plated ware
at C. Correll Jewelry Co's. Single gift
pieces as low as SI.OO.
Low level prices that provide “food for
your table and food for yonr bank,” at
the A. AP. Store. See ad. on page three
today for some particular bargains in
You will always find special bargains
fa groceries at the Piggly Wiggfy.
And, there’s the fjoefor who says we
look like what tap eat. We say he must
live on pumpkins.
SJieplitrd Talks \\ ith AtrnnK \
■ i c "'; : cIP
Here is the latest picture of William Shepherd, Chicago, indicted for the mar- !
der of William McClititock, his ward, taken as he talked with him attorney, Wil- ' '
li*m Scott Stev.-nrt. sXote the expression of Shepherd's face. ‘
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FORD COMPANY A
BUILD AIRPLANES SOON
Production Will Start When) Present Ex
periments Have Come to a Head. •
(By the Associated Press)
Detroit, March 20.—The Detroit Free
Press today quotesd Edsel Ford, presi
dent of the Ford ijptor Company, as
saying that his company will go into the
production of airplane motors as soon
as experiments now in progress at its
laboratories come to a head.
Mr. Ford also is quoted as saying that
construction will be started at once on
the Ford Aairport or the largest dirig
ible mooring mast in .the world, to be
constructed for the mooring of the Shen
andoah ami Los Angeles, or any other
craft of similar or even greater size.
The Free Press said it was told by Mr.
Ford that the Ford company is not .con
sidering the manufacture of complete
planes, but it is interested financially in
a Detroit airplane company now build
ing planes, and in a Detroit organization
_which Mr. Fordis quoted as saying will
sdnn pfaee thF’*l4rSt»hMiari*aa lighter
than anj; airship in the; world.
Two Bryans Visit Coolidge mansion.
Washington.' March 19.—Charles W.
Bryan, farmer governor of Nebraska
and Democratic candidate for Vice-
President in the last campaign, reached
Washington in the course of an exten
sive vaeation tour yesterday had his
picture taken with President Coolidge
and his.: brother, “W. J.” at the White
House, was host to Vice President
Dawes at dinner and predicted victory
far the Democratic party four years
hence through a coalition of forces in
the South and West-
The former nominee paid a courtesy
call at the White House, with his broth
er, who > was here to attend a meeting
of the general council of the Presbyter
ian chureb, of which he is a member. He I
will go to Culpepper, Va., tomorrow to
visit his father’s birthplace, and plans
then to tour some Eastern and Middle-
Western states before returning to
The two Bryans were hosts jointly at
dinner last night.
Seventy-five years ago over nil differ
ent telegraph companies were in opera
tion in various parts of the United
Hon. L. T. Hartsell is spending today
in Raleigh in the interest of Hon. Frank
Armfieid for judge of this district. , -
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What would you give to keep it together?
To insure its future happiness? j’
What wouldn’t you sacrifice?
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THE COTTON MARKET
Covering and Rebuying by Recent Seilers
on Advance Carried Market to 25.67
for May. /
(By the Associated Press)
New York, March 20.—The report of
the censim bureau showing a total gin
ning of 13,630,608 running bales frqrn
the growth of 1924, about came up to
expectations of cotton traders here. Pub
lication of the figures, however, removed
the uncertainty which probably hud held ;
some buying in cheek, and after opening I
steady at ,a decline of’one to six points '
under overnight selling orders, prices ral- ‘
Covering and rebuying by recent sel
lers on tlie advance carried the market
up to 25.07 for October, about 18 to 33 ,
points higher. The buying was en
couraged by continued dry weather in
the southwest and early reports of firm
spot markets in the South, but late |
cables from Liverpool were slightly dis- ’
appointing, and the advance here met 1
sufficient Vealizing ,to cause reactions of '
'8 oi* 111 [(dints from IwmsE. t
Cotton futures opened steady. March ]
25.15; May 25.40; July 25.65 ; Oct.
25.13; Dec. 25,16.
Storm Blew Cab From Locomotive.
Princeton, Ind., March 10.—E. F. ■
Shine, engineer of a Southern railroad
switch locomotive, rode his engine ,
through last evening’s tornado and
lived to tell abont it. The storm blew the
cab from over Shine's head, but he re- ,
mained at 'his post by clinging tothe re
“I could see the storm coming while
I was switching in the yards,” said
Shine, “and I began to stop the engine.
The cloud was as black as midnight and
making more noise than a fast train.
Shortly after the cab was lifted from
the enginq I looked around and saw the
office building and the railroad shops fall
to the ground.”
Fist Fights in French Chamber of Depu
Paris, March 20 (By the Associated
Press). —Free for all fist fights such as
probably had never before been seen in
the chamber of deputies broke up this
The disturbance arose after Premier
Herriot in defending the government’s pol
icy in religious matters had said: • “We
accept and welcome Christianity in its
pure form, but not the Christianity of
DEM) AFTER ILLNESS
Was Lord President of the
British Council, and For
mer Foreign Secretary of
Many Men Are Available,
But the Premier Runs the
Risk of Displeasing Cer
tain Party Members.
London, March 20 (By the Associated
P.ees). —Death todny claimed the Mar
quis Cruzon, of Kedieston, lord presi
dent of the council, and former foreign
secretary. The end came at 5:33 o'clock
this morning, after a fight against pneu
monia which developed following his op
eration of two weeks ago. The Mar
quis was 60 years old.
The first intimation of the break in
his health came March sth when he col
iaiwed while dressing for a public din
ner at Cambridge st which he was to
deliver a speech. The collapse was
marked by fainting and a hemorrhage.
Premier Baldwin to Name uccessor.
London, March 20.—Prime Minister
Baldwin will not have great difficulty in
finding a successor to the late Marquis
Curzon as I>ord President of the council,
but his renl task will be tha selection of
one of the many available conservative
leaders without offeneding the “Die Hard”
or other factions of his party, it was said
in political circles nt Westminster today.
It is considered almost certain that
Sir Cecil will assume the office as’ Earl
Balfour, Viscount Cecil and Marquis
Salisbury all members of the famous
English family, are the most prominent
NOT A HOUSE ESCAPED
BLAST AT GRIFFIN. IND.
Village of 400 Completely Demolished—
-33 Bodies Are Recovered.
Griffin, Ind., March lit—This pros
perous town of 400 imrsons, most of
whom were retired farmers ana their
families, located in Posey, county, at tb£,
southwest tip of Indinnu, was obliterat
fa a- few-seoends when - y estoeda jc
tornado dipped down. Every one of the
75 hßmes, 10 or more business houses,
three Churches and the schoolhouee were
razed. Thirty-three bodies have been
taken from the ruins, and military and
civil authorities, incharge of the re
lief and rescue work, predicted at least
125 persons perished in the catastrophe,
or will die from the injuries they sus
Less than 50 of the inhabitants of
Griffin escaped injury, they say.
National Meat Story Contest.
Chicago, 111., March 20.—At least 103
North Carolina high school girls are de
termined th'at if a survey of housewives
is taken- a few years hence, it will not
reveal the same general lack of meat
knowledge as shown by a recent govern
ment investigation, which was conducted
throughout the United States. Through
their home economics instructors! this
many young women of the state have en
tered for competition in the second na
tional meat story contest, according to
the national livestock, and meat board,
which is sponsoring the educational event.
Cities in which these contestants are
located and the number in each are ns
follows: Zebulon 12, Rocky Mount JB,
Siler City 12, Kernesrville 5. Aberdeen
30, Gastonia 12, Warrenton 3, Weldon
6, and Monroe 6.
The board also announced today that
entries for the entire United States have
now passed the 13,500 mark with addi
tional schools coming in daily. As the
contest does not close until May Ist?, it
is expected that the number will far ex
ceed the enrollment to date.
The board points out that while the
contest is sponsored as an aid to meat
study in the high schools,, the students
are being given something more tang
ible to work for in the form of cash
prizes totaling $2,500. The contest plan
is endorsed by educators, both high school
| “The popularity and worth of this
means of meat education is emphasized
by the fact that a large number of the
schools which did not become interested
in the first contest are taking part this
i year,” said the board’s statement. “lu
j struetors feel that it is an excellent means
I of increasing interest in this branch of
! their wqrk.”
Contestants arc required to write a
t story or . theme on meat and submit with
II it; three recipes for meat dishes.
11 Endorses Armfieid For Jndge. '
[ i Stanly News-Herald.
I The News-Herald notes that Hon.
I I Frank Armfieid, of Concord, is being
!! talked of for appointment as Judge Long's
i 1 successor. Governor McLenn could not
' make a finer choice than Mr. Armfieid if
he picked over the bar of the entire state.
Mr. Armfieid is one of the state’s most
learned lawyers, and more than that, he
is a great man and gentleman of cul
ture. He knows other things besides
law and is well rounded and brpad mind
ed. He would make a great judge.
General Boyden Enters Hospital For
Winston-Salem, March 18.—Gen. A. H.
Boyden. of Salisbury, commander of the
North Carolina division of the Confed
erate veterans, arrived here late this af
ternoon to enter a Iqcal hospital for
treatment. General Boyden is 80 yeari
I did, and ha* served hie city most accep
j tjably several terms as postmaster and
] mayor, besides filling other positions oi
I Bonor and trust. warmer in western portion*
» TODAY’S m
» NEWS «
• TODAY m
1924 COTTON CROP ,
Total For Year Given In Final
Ginning Report For Sea
son, Which Used G innings
As Basis For Total. . J
THIS STATE HAD
Crop Was About 3,000,000
Bales Greater Than Crop
of 1923, the Total Figures
of Report Show.
(By the Associated Press)
Washington, March 20. —Cotton pro
duced in the I'nited States (or the 1024-
1923 season amounted to 18,618,751
equivalent 500-pound bales, exclusive of
linters, the census bureau announced to
day in its final ginning report of the sea
The production by states included:
North Carolina 823,278; South Carolina,
860,065. The 1924 crop expressed in
running bales, counting round as half
bales, was 13, 680,608, compared with
10,170,694 in 1923, and 9.729,306 in
1922. The 1923 crop in equivalent 500-
pound bales was 10,139.671, and the 1922
crop was 6,763,069. The department of
agriculture estimate of the 1924 crop
last December was 13,153,000 running
Post and Flagg's Cotton Letter.
New York. March 19.—The action of
the cotton market, where any advancing
tendency is so promptly checked, lends
some color to the theory that strong spec
ulative interests who are credited with
having made large amounts by operations
for the decline in stocks and grain are
mediating a similar course of action in
connection with cotton and would launch
a vigorous assault on prices with any
encouragement skeb as would come from
good general rains in Texas. It is be
lieved that these interests are already
committed quite fully to the short side on
the theory that there is a scattered long
interest in the market which is vulnerable
and that too much stress has been laid
on probable improvement in trade. The
chief obstacle in the way of immediate
action by these interests is uncertainty
as to the next crop and fear that if any
thing goes seriously wrong with that at
general urgent demand will follow for
any and all available supplies out of the
Based on the reports of close observers
of the market it seems highly improbable
that any weak scattered long interest of
importance exists as the demand has con
sistently been for the most part from
trade sources to fix prices and hedge lat
er requirements. The character of the
market has long been unattractive to the
general public and such long interest as
lias formed for that account has been
largely wiped out by successive small
waves of liquidation and the bulk of the
long interest rests in strong trade hands
from which it is not likely to be dis
lodged by speculative operations even if
aggressive but will be exchanged for the
actual at the proper time.
Nothing resembling hedge pressure has
been seen for weeks, though undoubtedly
there is cotton for sale around 26 cents
and above which will have to be absorved
before prices will go much above that and
hold. Bearish operations may meet with
some success for a time but are in de
fiance of fundamentals and correspond
ingly risky. POST AND FLAGG.
Loses V. D. C. Standing.
(By the Associated Press)
Washington, March 20. —The District
of Columbia division of the United
> Daughters of the Confederacy lost its
standing as a unit with the national
■ body today with receipt of word from
: the organization’s national executive
■ board that its right had been forfeited
by the failure to adjust a dispute be
■ tween r warring factions in its member
t ship. ' • I ,
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Highland Park at Auction.
i Highland Park, beyond the Hartsell
i Mill, will be sold at auction on Thurs
-1 day, March 26, at 10:30 a. m. This prop
erty, now owned by the Concord Bonded
5 Warehouse Co., has been sub-divided into
1 100 lots, and these will be sold at your
* own price. There will be a big balloon
• ascension and valuable prizes will be giv
> en away. The sale will be conducted by
• Pitts Bros.
» ; - J — : •
f Mrs. Jet-man May Run for Mayor of
1 Raleigh, -March • 19.—-Raleigh may
1 have a woman candidate for mayor, ac
cording to speculation in local politics
as the city begins warming up for its
spring municipal ' campaign. Mrs. T.
Palmer Jarman, president of the State
' Federation of Women's Clubs, has been
! brought forward as a contestant for the
* office now held by Mayor E. E. Cut
1 what sMirnre cat says
I- TNj'* -4
d Fair tonight, slightly colder in central
if!portion, frost in Interior; Saturday fair,